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Redeemable bottles, cans sought to aid area family

The Chester Andover Elementary School is seeking donations of redeemable bottles and cans to help a local family in need.  The drive will continue until Wednesday, Aug. 27. Redeemable bottles and cans can be dropped off at the school, 72 Main St. in Chester, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you’d like […]

Family Center to raffle off hand-braided rug

Family Center to raffle off hand-braided rug

The Chester-Andover Family Center Thrift Shop is raffling off a 3 foot by 4 foot hand-braided wool rug. The rug will be on display during September and October at People’s United Bank, 57 S. Main St., Chester. The rug will also be on display during the CAFC Election Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 […]

Upcoming events: Shape note singing at Bread & Puppet; Joinery wraps up Chester concert series; silent movies come to Ludlow; wine dinner at Fullerton; learn to fix a bike flat; Roominators play Saxtons River; and Election Day bake sale in Chester

Upcoming events: Shape note singing at Bread & Puppet; Joinery wraps up Chester concert series; silent movies come to Ludlow; wine dinner at Fullerton; learn to fix a bike flat; Roominators play Saxtons River; and Election Day bake sale in Chester

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Aug. 12: Bread & Puppet shape note sing B read and Puppet Farm, located at Route 122 in Glover, is presenting a series of shows and […]

Story Time to start at Wilder Library in September

The Wilder Memorial Library 24 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston, will be offering weekly Story Time programming starting in September beginning 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, downstairs in the Jeremy R. Orton Memorial Children’s Room. Story Time is free of charge and open to preschool through elementary school aged children. After the storybooks are read, […]

Free August Community Meal canceled; September date set

There will be no Chester-Andover Free Community Meal in August. The next free meal is scheduled for noon on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston-Andover Road in Andover. Invite a friend for a great meal and an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. For information: call 802-875-3236; email […]

Get your taste buds ready for bold clams on the half shell

Get your taste buds ready for bold clams on the half shell

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Look at this simple list of ingredients and preparation. Now you have no reason not to incorporate something great tasting into your summer gathering year after year. When you are ready to remove the black “sleeve” that is found over the siphon of the clam, all you need to do is […]

Upcoming events: Keller band in Chester; BRAM talk on Mt. Rushmore; author chat at Book Nook; pastor makes a hair-dare; Chester Family Night set; blues band in Cavendish; Londonderry arts exhibit; brass ensemble in Rutland; NYTimes correspondent speaks in Weston

Upcoming events: Keller band in Chester; BRAM talk on Mt. Rushmore; author chat at Book Nook; pastor makes a hair-dare; Chester Family Night set; blues band in Cavendish; Londonderry arts exhibit; brass ensemble in Rutland; NYTimes correspondent speaks in Weston

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Aug. 7: Dave Keller Band returns to Chester Summer Series On Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Chester’s Summer Concert Series welcomes back the […]

Red Cross seeks volunteers, donations

The American Red Cross is seeking new volunteers, an effort that helps the organization maintain its ability to provide timely and compassionate assistance to people across our region that have been impacted by disaster.  To be a part of the group of dedicated volunteers, no prior experience is necessary and all the training you will […]

Smokiness carries a simple oyster bisque

Smokiness carries a simple oyster bisque

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not a true bisque, not a true chowder and yet, not a true stew. But it does have all the taste and consistency of all three. The smokiness of both the cheddar and oysters make this summertime treat perfectly balanced without the additional salt and pepper. For those who like a […]

Picks of the litter: Katz, dogs and more books for animal lovers

Picks of the litter: Katz, dogs and more books for animal lovers

By John Hoover About 12,000 to 14,000 years ago, a human and a wolf decided to enter into a beneficial partnership (most likely for purposes of hunting) and thus began our species’ relationship with animals. Shortly after the canines, sheep, cats, goats, pigs, cattle and other animals were domesticated. Each year, pet owners across the […]

Whiting issues open call for artwork

W hiting Library, located on Main Street in Chester, is seeking artwork created by locals for an open show from the beginning of September through end of October. Pieces will be collected until Saturday, Aug. 23. There is room to display many hanging creations as well as a few three-dimensional works. Whiting’s latest show featured […]

'A Chorus Line' steps, kicks, then touches our hearts, again

‘A Chorus Line’ steps, kicks, then touches our hearts, again

By David Lampe-Wilson ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 Nearly four decades after it opened on Broadway, A Chorus Line remains a “singular sensation,” at least as seen onstage at the Weston Playhouse Theater. A show primarily about dance and the dancers, the current production in Weston is cast with triple threats: they can sing, they […]

Music events: Starline Rhythm Boys plays Chester; 'Country Fiddler' author at MVBooks; Yankee Chank in Proctorsville; 'Voice' finalist Pennell in concert; Sensible Shoes performance rescheduled

Music events: Starline Rhythm Boys plays Chester; ‘Country Fiddler’ author at MVBooks; Yankee Chank in Proctorsville; ‘Voice’ finalist Pennell in concert; Sensible Shoes performance rescheduled

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. July 31: Starline Rhythm Boys returns for summer concert series Dakin & Benelli bring back the Starline Rhythm Boys for the Chester Summer Concert Series from […]

Upcoming: Bread & Puppet Theater; ‘Jaws’ at Ludlow Auditorium; Wilder Library hosts annual Book Sale; Wild Walking for kids at Nature Museum; Londonderry’s Pingree Park Fun Day; and mushroom foraging classes

Aug. 1: Bread and Puppet Theater events Bread and Puppet Theater has announced its calendar for August. Shows take place at The Bread and Puppet Farm, Route 122 in Glover, Vt. Performances are open to the public for free or a suggested donation of $10. Friday, Aug. 1 and 8, 7:30 p.m.
The Situation A show […]

You'll flip over apple orchard grilled pork

You’ll flip over apple orchard grilled pork

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Want your ‘other white meat’ grilled with the perfect seasoned barbecue sauce slathered over all sides? This not too sweet, not too spicy sauce with that beautiful taste of New England makes it stand out among the rest. 1 (14-ounce) bottle ketchup 1 cup apple jelly 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 […]

Orlandersmith takes us on her rich journey in 'Stoop Stories'

Orlandersmith takes us on her rich journey in ‘Stoop Stories’

By David Lampe­-Wilson ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 While musicals and comedies are the expected bounty of the summer theater season, a brief evening of pointed drama can stimulate the mind, so many summer theatergoers will welcome Stoop Stories, now at Weston Playhouse’s Second Stage. Theater, poetry and performance art meet in Dael Orlandersmith’s one­woman show, […]

Gales of laughter blow through Weston Playhouse in V&S&M&S

Gales of laughter blow through Weston Playhouse in V&S&M&S

By David Lampe-Wilson You would be hard-pressed to find a more stellar evening of summer theater than Weston Playhouse’s hilarious production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang. The play revolves around a trio of eccentric siblings who, having reached middle age, find that they have little […]

Upcoming events: Benefit concert for music center; Chester music series continues with Stone Cold Roosters; Music for a While concert; French classes at Misty Valley Books; learn to cane a chair; annual dinner at St. Luke's; Thursday speakers at Chester Rotary; and Weston book sale

Upcoming events: Benefit concert for music center; Chester music series continues with Stone Cold Roosters; Music for a While concert; French classes at Misty Valley Books; learn to cane a chair; annual dinner at St. Luke’s; Thursday speakers at Chester Rotary; and Weston book sale

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. July 22: In Stile Moderno performs to benefit Brattleboro Music Center On Tuesday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro native and theorbo performer Nathaniel Cox and […]

Serve seafood in cucumber cups for refreshing hors d'oeuvres

Serve seafood in cucumber cups for refreshing hors d’oeuvres

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Whether you are a land-lubber or a shoreline lover, seafood during the summertime just makes life a little more sunny. And with the garden ripe for the picking, combining these two main ingredients is pure refreshment. Cucumbers are my favorite because of their clean taste, this Yankee Chef even makes his […]

Upcoming events: Daniloff discusses espionage; discover flight at Rock Library; Kleeman opens Chester Music Series; comedy takes center stage at Weston; McLaughlin performs at St. Luke's; Bonnie celebrates 46th anniversary; 'Northern Borders' screened at playhouse; Sensible Shoes at Proctorsville; and writing workshops announced

Upcoming events: Daniloff discusses espionage; discover flight at Rock Library; Kleeman opens Chester Music Series; comedy takes center stage at Weston; McLaughlin performs at St. Luke’s; Bonnie celebrates 46th anniversary; ‘Northern Borders’ screened at playhouse; Sensible Shoes at Proctorsville; and writing workshops announced

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. July 15: Daniloff explores espionage, U.S.-Russian relations Nick Daniloff, newly retired Northeastern University professor and resident of Andover, will return to Misty Valley Books, on the […]

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