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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 […]

Sub yogurt for mayo for this picnic ready lobster sandwich

Sub yogurt for mayo for this picnic ready lobster sandwich

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Although my favorite sandwich of all time is lobster salad, made with real mayonnaise and minced cucumbers, my favorite hot sandwich would have to be this. Resembling Lobster Thermidor both in appearance and taste, this hearty and flavorful ‘catch’ of New England has picnic written all over it. 1 pound cooked […]

Upcoming events: Daniloff continues New Cold War series; Bread and Puppet events; FOLA 4th film; Redington performs in Cavendish; Kleeman kicks off Chester Summer series

Upcoming events: Daniloff continues New Cold War series; Bread and Puppet events; FOLA 4th film; Redington performs in Cavendish; Kleeman kicks off Chester Summer series

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 8: Daniloff continues New Cold War series Nick Daniloff, newly retired Northeastern University professor and resident of Andover, will return to Misty Valley Books, on […]

Featured artist at River Artisans; BRGNS starts cooking show, grows container garden

Featured artist at River Artisans; BRGNS starts cooking show, grows container garden

River Artisan’s features seamstress Carolyn Harris The River Artisans Cooperative in Saxtons River is featuring Carolyn Harris as the July Artist of the Month. Harris is a seamstress who creates a wide variety of items using colorful and lively printed cloth. Her work includes placemat and napkin sets, aprons, potholders, bags and purses, wall hangings, […]

Lobster bisque for a New England treat

Lobster bisque for a New England treat

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com © The Yankee Chef 2014 Certainly there are easier ways of preparing lobster bisque, but my recipe is not only genuinely flavorful, but much easier than you may think. The New England smokiness of the bacon combined with the abundant lobster essence and the addition of Newburg ingredients is the perfect […]

Hot summer fare runs from mystery to romance, extraordinary writing to easy reading

Hot summer fare runs from mystery to romance, extraordinary writing to easy reading

 By John Hoover Although there always seems to be a lot that needs to get done during Vermont’s all too short summer, life also seems to move at a slightly slower pace. If you’re like me, you often find yourself putting off something that needs doing in order to spend time at the lake or […]

Upcoming events: Daniloff series on a new Cold War; Bread and Puppet events; geneology workshops; magical storytelling with science; Cavendish music series starts; learn Italian at Misty Valley Books; plane aerobatics at Hartness; Playhouse London theater tour deadline nears; living with disabilities classes set

Upcoming events: Daniloff series on a new Cold War; Bread and Puppet events; geneology workshops; magical storytelling with science; Cavendish music series starts; learn Italian at Misty Valley Books; plane aerobatics at Hartness; Playhouse London theater tour deadline nears; living with disabilities classes set

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 1: A new Cold War? Daniloff lecture series at Misty Valley Are we entering a new Cold War in our relations with Russia? Starting at […]

Powerful performances elevate 'Analog and Vinyl'

Powerful performances elevate ‘Analog and Vinyl’

By David Lampe-Wilson Weston Playhouse kicks off its 78th season with the world premiere of  the musical Analog and Vinyl, a meet-cute love story with a dash of demonic doings. And while there is much to recommend it, this new musical plays less like a finished work and more like an upscale workshop. The show’s […]

Ludlow Auditorium selling off 90-year-old seating; celebrates new cushioned chairs

Ludlow Auditorium selling off 90-year-old seating; celebrates new cushioned chairs

“The old giveth way to the new.” That’s what happened to the seating in the Ludlow Town Hall this past week. The antique wooden chairs that have served the citizens and visitors in Ludlow since 1923 have been replaced by new, well-padded seats. Under the auspices of Friends of Ludlow Auditorium, the new seating was […]

Bring on the summer with an unusual seafood salad

Bring on the summer with an unusual seafood salad

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com © The Yankee Chef 2014 This is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to a salad preparation using either octopus or squid. The taste of octopus is so mild that at times the flavor is lost with more assertive “co-ingredients.” Not the case here folks! If I were to […]

Flood Brook's new playground opens for fun

Flood Brook’s new playground opens for fun

On Monday, June 16 the Mountain Towns communities of Londonderry, Weston, Landgrove and Peru gathered at Flood Brook School to officially open its new playground. The opening ceremony was led by Principal Neal McIntyre, with members of the playground committee officially cutting the ribbon. This project has been a multi-year effort planned by the Playground […]

New play equipment installed at Pingree Park; fun fund-raising continues for more work

New play equipment installed at Pingree Park; fun fund-raising continues for more work

As of Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, the new playground at Pingree Park in Londonderry is finished and open for fun.  After a year of planning and fund-raising there are new swings, a crawl tube, a bouncy seesaw and a climbing structure with slides.  The equipment is appropriate for ages 2 to 12 and includes […]

Asian noodle dish perfect with any protein

Asian noodle dish perfect with any protein

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Enjoy this recipe using chicken, steak, seafood or simply a variety of cooked vegetables. As for the pasta used, this is entirely up to you. I have often used just plain cooked spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair or even chow mein noodles. There is a slight difference between lo mein noodles and […]

Upcoming events: Fizz, Boom, Read at RFPL, Wilder Library; kids camp at Nature Museum; Londonderry Society meets; noted folk singer performs; Bonnie's Bundles celebrates; and Daniloff at Misty Valley Books on revival of Cold War

Upcoming events: Fizz, Boom, Read at RFPL, Wilder Library; kids camp at Nature Museum; Londonderry Society meets; noted folk singer performs; Bonnie’s Bundles celebrates; and Daniloff at Misty Valley Books on revival of Cold War

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. June 23: Summer reading, family trip passes at Rock Library The Rockingham Free Public Library has a full summer of exciting activities and reading planned running […]

Card Shower for Humes as they celebrate 60 years of marriage

Card Shower for Humes as they celebrate 60 years of marriage

  Barbara “Bobbie” and David Hume, formerly of Andover, VT, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 26. Help their family honor this amazing milestone by participating in a Card Shower. If you would like to participate, please send a card with your congratulations or other thoughts to: Mr. and Mrs. David S. […]

Upcoming events: Drop off old paint in Bennington; Bread and Puppet performances; techniques offered to cut pain; Community Meal in Chester; a call for quilts for September show

Upcoming events: Drop off old paint in Bennington; Bread and Puppet performances; techniques offered to cut pain; Community Meal in Chester; a call for quilts for September show

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. June 21: Free paint drop-off in Bennington PaintCare, a Washington D.C.-based product stewardship organization for the paint industry, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources are […]

Johnnycake salad with sausage dressing will satisfy meat-lovers

Johnnycake salad with sausage dressing will satisfy meat-lovers

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Want an easy and flavorful salad this grilling season or any time of year? This Yankee inspired salad is a great entrée as well, but especially suited to prevent you from returning over and over again to the grill-master for another burger.   1 box (8.5 ounce) corn muffin or corn […]

Whiting Library cardholders can get passes to local sites

Whiting Library is offering free and discounted passes to Vermont historical sites, day parks and regional museums including eight Vermont state historical sites. Places include the Bennington Battle Monument, Chimney Point in Addison, Hubbardton Battlefield, Justin Morrill in Strafford, Mount Independence in Orwell, Old Constitution House in Windsor, President Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth and […]

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