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Heath Gordon Scholarship seeks auction donations, sets music fundraiser for March 28

Heath Gordon Scholarship seeks auction donations, sets music fundraiser for March 28

The second annual Heath Gordon Scholarship Fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the American Legion in Chester, Route 103 West. All proceeds will be used to support Green Mountain Union High alumni pursuing a college degree in either art or music. Sponsors are currently looking for items to auction off […]

Upcoming events: Lunch panel on women's history month; adult gaming group forms at Rock Library; 'Orwell in America' at Northern Stage; noted music documentary screened; music at Christian coffeehouse; Clift hosts writing workshop; and Senior Citizens luncheon next Monday

Upcoming events: Lunch panel on women’s history month; adult gaming group forms at Rock Library; ‘Orwell in America’ at Northern Stage; noted music documentary screened; music at Christian coffeehouse; Clift hosts writing workshop; and Senior Citizens luncheon next Monday

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. March 11: Lunch Panel: Do We Still Need Women’s History? Celebrate Women’s History Month at lunch with a panel of historians and scholars addressing questions facing […]

BRGNS seeks clothing, furniture for annual rummage sale

Black River Good Neighbor Services is collecting donations of clothing, especially summer clothing, housewares, linens and small furniture for its annual spring rummage sale. Items may be dropped off at the thrift store at 37B Main Street in Ludlow. Donations of large items may be dropped off at Fletcher Farm at 611 Route 103 South […]

St. Luke's 4th annual Lego contest on the horizon

St. Luke’s 4th annual Lego contest on the horizon

The 2015 LEGO Contest will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main St., Chester. The church sponsored event is open to the public. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit Whiting Library’s Children’s Room. LEGOmaniacs Pre-K through Grade 8 and families are […]

Cavendish CCA seeks sponsors for 2016 calendar

CAVENDISH The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association is looking for sponsors for its 2016 calendar. Each year for the past 11, the CCCA produces a calendar celebrating some aspect of life in Cavendish. Community members take pictures and the 12 best are selected to grace the pages. The calendars sell to the community in time […]

103 Artisans Marketplace showcases works of three New England craftsmen

103 Artisans Marketplace showcases works of three New England craftsmen

103 Artisans Marketplace is featuring 3 Guys Makin’ Stuff, highlighting the works of woodcarver Mike Earle, Joseph Bedard, who creates reclaimed wood furniture and bowls, and metal artist Payne Junker, through Sunday, March 29 at the gallery. Junker’s work combines traditional ironwork techniques combined with plasma torch and heat, movement and play of light on […]

Twist your usual breakfast with sausage Scotched eggs

Twist your usual breakfast with sausage Scotched eggs

A note from Jim Bailey: I am working on my second cookbook, tentatively titled Close Up. It is dedicated to breast cancer survivors and/or their spouses, siblings or family members who had to endure this life-altering disease. If you would like to share your story with me for inclusion in my book, please contact me […]

Upcoming events: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' at FOLA; youth, adult art classes at Helen Day; local author at Wilder Library; faculty concert to benefit music school scholarship; and memoirist Baird at Misty Valley

Upcoming events: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ at FOLA; youth, adult art classes at Helen Day; local author at Wilder Library; faculty concert to benefit music school scholarship; and memoirist Baird at Misty Valley

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. March 7: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ FOLA featured movie for March Friends of the Ludlow Auditorium will feature the award-winning comedy-drama Inside Llewyn Davis at 7 p.m. […]

This apple cider cookie are a peanut butter lover's delight

This apple cider cookie are a peanut butter lover’s delight

A note from Jim Bailey: I am working on my second cookbook, tentatively titled Close Up. It is dedicated to breast cancer survivors and/or their spouses, siblings or family members who had to endure this life-altering disease. If you would like to share your story with me for inclusion in my book, please contact me […]

Good Reads recommends: From our nightstand to yours

Good Reads recommends: From our nightstand to yours

By John Hoover ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Most readers have a favorite reading spot: a comfortable chair with a table nearby to hold a lamp and books or snuggling under the bed covers to keep warm. Mine is the end of the couch next to the fireplace with a floor lamp over my left shoulder. For […]

Springfield Rotary welcomes RVTC director as new member

Springfield Rotary welcomes RVTC director as new member

At a recent meeting, the Springfield Rotary Club welcomed River Valley Technical Center superintendent/director Scott Farr, center, as a new member.  Welcoming Farr to the Rotary Club are President Carol Cole, right, and Rotarian Bob Flint, left.

Chester Fall Festival seeks vendors; Cavendish Community Fund accepting grant applications

Chester Fall Festival seeks vendors; Cavendish Community Fund accepting grant applications

Applications for the 41st annual Fall Festival on the Green in Chester,  which will be held this year on the weekend of Sept. 19 and 20, are now available for download.  High quality artists and craftspeople creating handmade work in New England are encouraged to participate.  Applications are due by April 1. Download an application […]

Upcoming events: Eucharist on Wednesday; Chinese New Year celebration in Putney; music & art at Grounded4Life; Broadway music at Weston Playhouse; workshop on managing tick, mosquito illnesses; Election Day bake sale in Chester; Library Day for families at Whiting; and beekeeping workshops at NewsBank

Upcoming events: Eucharist on Wednesday; Chinese New Year celebration in Putney; music & art at Grounded4Life; Broadway music at Weston Playhouse; workshop on managing tick, mosquito illnesses; Election Day bake sale in Chester; Library Day for families at Whiting; and beekeeping workshops at NewsBank

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. Feb. 25: Mid-week Eucharist and weekly adult Lenten study The Rev. Heidi Edson, St. Luke’s new rector, will be offering mid-week Eucharist and weekly adult Lenten […]

Clams turn couscous into a New England delight

Clams turn couscous into a New England delight

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Although a noted ingredient in many Middle Eastern recipes and mostly associated with Israel, couscous is, in fact, an original from Africa. Couscous, which is a semolina product, is the perfect sponge for absorbing the flavor of clam juice. But try this recipe using fish or other seafood stock, or chicken […]

Upcoming events: The Vermont Movie Part 2 at Wilder Library; Skiers & Snowboarders at Grounded4Life; free early literacy program; free parenting classes in Chester; presentation on German energy efficient villages; genealogy workshops

Upcoming events: The Vermont Movie Part 2 at Wilder Library; Skiers & Snowboarders at Grounded4Life; free early literacy program; free parenting classes in Chester; presentation on German energy efficient villages; genealogy workshops

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. Feb. 20: Part 2 of Vermont Movie at Weston library Wilder Memorial Library in Weston will be offering screenings of all six parts of “Freedom & […]

Wilder Library in Weston awarded grant for graphic books

Wilder Library in Weston awarded grant for graphic books

In late 2014, Wilder Memorial Library in Weston was awarded a $500 grant from Ashgate Publishing. Throughout 2014, the library found that the demand for graphic novels and graphic nonfiction books from its younger readers exceeded the resources that the library had to provide them. Graphic book genres, which resemble comic books in how they […]

Chocolate marshmallow pie made for super-chocolate lovers

Chocolate marshmallow pie made for super-chocolate lovers

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com By upping the amount of chocolate chips to a pound, and omitting the crust, you have just made yourself the base for truffles. Simply refrigerate for at least two hours until firm, remove and roll. After rolling, dip these truffles in powdered sugar or melted chocolate. Whatever you decide to do […]

Upcoming events: Mosaics at Putney Library; Whiting Library events; book-signing at Grounded4Life; old-time music at Andover Town Hall; Senior Club meets over lunch; pancake supper at St. Luke's; Advance Directive Workshop in Weston

Upcoming events: Mosaics at Putney Library; Whiting Library events; book-signing at Grounded4Life; old-time music at Andover Town Hall; Senior Club meets over lunch; pancake supper at St. Luke’s; Advance Directive Workshop 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. On going: Putney Library exhibits Matthew Wolf Local artist Matthew Wolf’s copper enamel mosaics will be on display throughout February and March in the art exhibition […]

Valentine’s Day events offer something for every desire

Cultivate a love of apples at Nature Museum event Enjoy a family Valentine’s Day celebration with The Nature Museum at Grafton at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the News Bank Conference Center at 352 Main St. in Chester. Ezekiel Goodband, orchard manager of Scott Farm in Dummerston, and his wife, Diana Lischer-Goodband, will […]

Heat pump, energy-saving workshop offered in Cavendish

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association in conjunction with the Town of Cavendish will host a heat pump workshop at 6 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 12 in the town office meeting room, 37 High St. in Cavendish. The workshop will include a presentation by representatives of Prudent Living Homes and of Brite Lite Electric of Windsor,  who […]