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Community & Arts events: Feb. 6-Feb. 13

Community & Arts events: Feb. 6-Feb. 13

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Wantastiquet Rotary holds No-Show benefit

Wantastiquet Rotary holds No-Show benefit

The Wantastiquet Foundation invites everyone to participate in a second annual NO SHOW: DO NOT ATTEND Valentine’s Day Gala of dinner and dancing. This non-event will benefit the Wantastiquet Londonderry Rotary Scholarship Fund in honor of Dick Foley.  The suggested donation is $50. Please RSVP to this no-show event by writing a check to the […]

Whiting Library given gifts of poetry, music

Whiting Library given gifts of poetry, music

A little bit more musicality has come to the Whiting Library with donations from area residents: one, a gift of piano tuning and the other of a book of locally created poetry. The book, Poetry Night, Twenty-five Years, is a compilation of a quarter of a century of poems written by a group of friends […]

Family Center sale delayed due to weather

Family Center sale delayed due to weather

The Chester-Andover Family Center will not open today due to weather delaying the “Half off everything” sale. The sale will be on again Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Family Center is located at 908 VT Route 103 South, in Chester. For further information call […]

Troopers, off-roaders team up to help Santa bring cheer to kids at Kurn Hattin Homes

Troopers, off-roaders team up to help Santa bring cheer to kids at Kurn Hattin Homes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Santa Claus and one of his elves weren’t the only ones in uniform at the Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster last week as Vermont State Troopers from the Westminster State Police Barracks joined the jolly one to deliver toys and books to the kindergarten through fifth grade […]

Miniature world in store for library visitors

Miniature world in store for library visitors Whiting director melds creativity with precision

By Layla Burke Hastings ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Like Jonathan Swift, Sharon Tanzer, director of Chester’s Whiting Library, has created a Lilliputian corner in her world, one that you can visit and marvel over. Just left of the checkout desk at the library sits a surprise under glass. It is a miniature, early 20th century […]

Holiday, community & arts events: Dec. 19-28

Holiday, community & arts events: Dec. 19-28

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Family Center receives more than $1,000 from Chester Cookie Tour, Andover Snow Riders

Family Center receives more than $1,000 from Chester Cookie Tour, Andover Snow Riders

The Chester-Andover Family Center has recently received more than $1,000 from two local organizations. The Overture to Christmas Committee presented a check for $500 from monies raised during its 2nd Annual Holiday House Cookie Tour, held on Sunday, Dec. 9. Cookie tour passports — containing information about each Main Street venue toured and recipes of […]

Blue skies for 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour

Blue skies for 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The second annual holiday cookie tour went off under sunny blue skies on Sunday Dec. 9. More than 70 visitors from as far away as Rutland and Albany toured six houses, two churches and an inn, marveling at the decorations and munching on the cookies at each site. A “passport” […]

Santa takes center stage at Derry tree-lighting

Santa takes center stage at Derry tree-lighting

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry was crowded with holiday cheer on Friday night, Dec. 7 as young and old alike gathered for the Annual Treelighting. The Nordic Harmonii provided songs and caroling. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by horse-drawn carriage to help with the treelighting, then headed off to Neighborhood Connections […]

Chester's Overture rings in the holiday season

Chester’s Overture rings in the holiday season

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a week of gingerbread house decorating, wood craft workshops and a craft bazaar for kids, Overture to Christmas capped off Saturday with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Fullerton Inn, escorted by the Chester Fire Department. The jolly old elf led the crowd in a countdown […]

2nd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour tickets now on sale

2nd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour tickets now on sale

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Tickets for the 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour, the premier adult-oriented event of Chester’s Annual Overture to Christmas – are now on sale. Last year’s tour was a sellout and tickets are expected to go fast. Main Street in Chester is  lined with wonderful Victorian and Federal style homes. Visit […]

Ludlow Rotary donates $2,000 to five groups

Ludlow Rotary donates $2,000 to five groups

In October, the Ludlow Rotary Club was awarded a Rotary District 7870 Grant for $2,000. And instead of one grant recipient, the Rotary gave the funds to five area community organizations. Those receiving funds at a luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 6 were: Reinbow Riding of Shrewsbury; Streetscapes of Ludlow; Mt. Holly Library; Black River Action […]

Apple Blossom Cotillion seeks high school girls

Apple Blossom Cotillion seeks high school girls

High school senior girls in the communities served by Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems are invited to participate in the 63rd annual Apple Blossom Cotillion. One of them will join the select group of Apple Blossom Queens.  This special community event continues to be both a unique tradition and a rite of passage […]

Spook-tacular Halloween in South Derry

Spook-tacular Halloween in South Derry

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man win Grand Prize from Springfield Rotary Springfield Rotary Club President Jeff Mobus, pictured far right, presents a check for the $5,000 Grand Prize from this year’s Penny Sale, held this past Saturday, to Mark Germain of Chester. Marlene Freeman of Springfield was the winner of the $500 Door Prize. The Springfield Rotary thanks […]

MacLaomainn's gets its ghoul on for good causes

MacLaomainn’s gets its ghoul on for good causes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once again this year, on the Friday and Saturday before Halloween, 52 Main St. will be the spookiest place in Chester as MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub hosts its annual Haunted House in the Great Hall. Although on Saturday afternoon it’s a bit friendlier for the little ones. The yearly scarefest is […]

Bonnie's Bundles holds raffle for GM Soccer

Bonnie’s Bundles holds raffle for GM Soccer

Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls of Chester is donating an original “Sport Doll” uniformed in school colors and a knockout face featuring soccer eyes to benefit Green Mountain High School Girls Soccer. The doll will be raffled on or about Saturday, Oct. 20 or at the end of the 2018 season. Raffle tickets are on sale now […]

Wantastiquet Rotary serves bisque at Peru; Savage horse farm holds festival

Wantastiquet Rotary serves bisque at Peru; Savage horse farm holds festival

Lobster bisque at Wantastiquet Rotary tent Wantastiquet Rotary of Londonderry and the Mountain Towns participated recently at the Peru Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22. Members served lobster bisque to more than 250 visitors. This bisque was shipped directly from Rockport Maine via Jake’s Restaurant in Londonderry. Rotarians participating in this fund raiser included Skip Raymond, […]

Ludlow Rotary sends out call for chili cooks

Ludlow Rotary sends out call for chili cooks 28th annual cook-off set for Oct. 6

The Ludlow Rotary Club is looking for a few good cooks to make chili for next month’s 28th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Think you’ve got a taste that can’t be beat? Here’s your chance to vie for bragging rights, cash prizes and a nifty plaque. The entry fee is $10 and all that’s needed are 3 […]