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A personal note: Our Ruthie Douglas dies

A personal note: Our Ruthie Douglas dies

We lost our beloved Ruthie Douglas today. She was not only a writer for The Chester Telegraph, she was our friend. She leaves behind many loving family members and friends and uncounted loyal Chester Chatter readers who for 40-plus years looked forward to reading her latest column that recalled life in bygone days and her […]

Henry Homeyer: Time to give your lawn a spring makeover

Henry Homeyer: Time to give your lawn a spring makeover

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s about the right time to do a little work on your lawn if it needs it. According to Paul Sachs, the owner of North Country Organics and the author of several books on lawn care, if you want to fill in bare spots, wait until the […]

Winhall Memorial Library adds a new StoryWalk

Winhall Memorial Library adds a new StoryWalk

Winhall Memorial Library, 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road in Bondville, has installed a new StoryWalk in the park next to the library. A StoryWalk is a fun and educational activity that places a children’s story — literally a book taken apart –along a route. This StoryWalk, which features the picture book Story Boat, will be […]

Final Stone Village Poetry Slam scheduled for May 5

Final Stone Village Poetry Slam scheduled for May 5 Winners to receive cash prizes

The final Stone Village Poetry Experience slam will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St. Poets who have competed in all three events are eligible to win first, second and third prizes of $100, $50 and $25, respectively, as decided by judges selected […]

Grace Cottage's 'Spring Into Health' 5K run slated for May 7

Grace Cottage’s ‘Spring Into Health’ 5K run slated for May 7 In-person and virtual options available

The shotgun start for Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s 13th Annual  Spring Into Health  5K will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the Townshend Common, Common Road. Because so many participants have liked the pandemic-era flexibility of the virtual option, it is being made available again this year. So, if […]

Ludlow Penny Sale returns April 30

Ludlow Penny Sale returns April 30

Thanks to the donations of prizes from more than 100 area businesses and individuals, the Ludlow Rotary’s 64th annual Penny Sale will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 in the Ludlow Elementary School’s Gymnasium, at 45 Main St. in Ludlow.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Items being donated will include ski passes, […]

Derry Transfer Station changes Tuesday hours

Derry Transfer Station changes Tuesday hours

The Londonderry Transfer Station, serving Londonderry, Landgrove, Peru, Weston and Windham, and located at 7060 Route 100, in Londonderry, will begin a pilot program to see if changing the hours on Tuesdays will benefit the needs of the community. Beginning on Tuesday, May 10, Tuesday hours at the Transfer Station will be 11 a.m. to […]

Henry Homeyer: sharing your wealth of vegetables

Henry Homeyer: sharing your wealth of vegetables

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC I recently went to Brattleboro, Vermont, to meet with the organizers of Edible Brattleboro. It is an informal group of people who believe that “access to fresh healthy food is a right for all, regardless of means. This serves as the basis of the work we are […]

Vermont Organics Recycling Summit set for early May

Vermont Organics Recycling Summit set for early May

The 16th annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit gathers leaders and learners from across the state to discuss creative ways to keep organics out of the trash and to transform organics into valuable products. It coincides with International Compost Awareness Week (May 2-6), the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. This year’s […]

St. Luke's Church in Chester seeks part-time organist

St. Luke’s Church in Chester seeks part-time organist

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, at 313 Main St. in Chester, is seeking an organist for a salaried, part-time position of approximately six to eight hours per week. The church is also interested in securing the names of a few musicians willing to substitute on an occasional Sunday 10 a.m. service. A key leader of the […]

Mountain towns raise $45,000 to aid Ukraine

Mountain towns raise $45,000 to aid Ukraine

More than 400 people descended on Magic Mountain’s Black Line Tavern on Saturday, April 9 for an event that was organized by local residents, including Wayne Granquist and Jim Linville, both of Weston, and raised more than $35,000 for Save the Children’s Ukrainian Crisis Relief Fund. More than $10,000 was raised at an earlier event. […]

'We Are Nature' to be performed by ESBR students

‘We Are Nature’ to be performed by ESBR students

Agents from the fictional organization, the International Time Navigators Association, will be on stage at Ludlow’s Town Hall auditorium, 37 S. Depot St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. In We Are Nature, written entirely by the student body of the Expeditionary School at Black River, ITNA agents go forward in time to look […]

Weston Theater Company offers lower cost, <br> pick-your-price subscriptions

Weston Theater Company offers lower cost,
pick-your-price subscriptions
Single tickets go on sale May 23

Weston Theater Company has announced its 86th season, and subscriptions can be purchased in an exciting new format: one subscription, three shows, pick your price. WTC believes that theater should be accessible to all who wish to attend; subscriptions provide a wonderful way to experience a variety of shows at the theater that you love. […]

Henry Homeyer: Spring into these gardening activities

Henry Homeyer: Spring into these gardening activities

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC I finally had a few days of dry weather with temperature in the 50s, so have been able to start some spring cleanup. Some of my beds are still too wet, so I will wait on working there until my feet don’t sink in. Walking on wet […]

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

The Rotary Club of Chester announces a districtwide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy, who served as Rotary District 7870 governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Irene. Prior to her death in 2014, McElroy requested that […]

Farmers invited to apply for $5,000 land stewardship, innovation and service award

Farmers invited to apply for $5,000 land stewardship, innovation and service award

The Vermont Land Trust is accepting applications for the 2022 Eric Rozendaal Memorial Award that will be granted to a farmer who exemplifies land stewardship, innovation and service to their community. Farmers who are actively working on or managing a commercial farm operation in the state, are residents of Vermont and have not received this […]

Art in Bloom show seeks artists and artisans

Art in Bloom show seeks artists and artisans

Green Mountain Gardeners is seeking local artists and artisans to participate in the 2022 Art in Bloom exhibit and sale, which will take place  Thursday, June 16 to Friday, June 24 at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry. The theme this year is “A Colorful Showcase Celebrating Summer.” Submissions, including paintings, sculpture, photography, […]

St Luke's re-opens to public with Holy Week services

St Luke’s re-opens to public with Holy Week services

The public is invited to attend services that began on Palm Sunday, April 10, and will progress through Holy Week, culminating with Easter Sunday, April 17. After a long Covid hiatus, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – the gray church at 313 Main St. in Chester – has returned to in-person worship services, with broadcasts also […]

Londonderry cemeteries to open May 1

Londonderry cemeteries to open May 1

The Cemetery Commission of the Town of Londonderry has announced that the cemeteries will open on Sunday, May 1. Clean-up by the cemetery caretakers will begin immediately. All decorations that were added over the winter should be removed; any decorative items remaining on May 1 will be disposed of. As a reminder, plantings in the cemetery […]

Henry Homeyer: Time to buy tubers and rhizomes for summer blooms

Henry Homeyer: Time to buy tubers and rhizomes for summer blooms

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC I like dahlias. They are bright and come in many colors with blossoms from the size of daisies to the size of dinner plates. My wife, Cindy, LOVES dahlias. Every year we have discussions about how many we should plant and where they might go. I believe […]