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Stalking an easy, flavorful cream of broccoli soup

Stalking an easy, flavorful cream of broccoli soup

  By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not only is this the easiest but it is also the most flavorful cream of broccoli soup you will ever eat! The stalks of the broccoli have always been overlooked when making this soup, with chefs using the bland, almost tasteless florets, which really only adds color value instead of […]

Getting into the act: Area students learn from a Weston star

Getting into the act: Area students learn from a Weston star

  Students from Killington, Ludlow, Cavendish and Chester descended on the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium Monday afternoon to begin the first in a series of seven acting classes taught by Weston Playhouse favorite and Broadway actress Susan Haefner, who also lives in Andover. About a dozen children in grades 4 through 6, meeting for the […]

Irish stout, cheese and ham elevates an ordinary mac and cheese

Irish stout, cheese and ham elevates an ordinary mac and cheese

  By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I realize St. Patrick’s Day is over, but this macaroni and cheese dish truly should be on everyone’s table, no matter what day or time of year. When you add Irish ham (found universally in most supermarkets) and Irish cheddar cheese (again, frequently found) you have some great flavors working […]

Ludlow Elementary kids compose for contest; BRAM seeks Black River High School mementos for exhibit

Ludlow Elementary kids compose for contest; BRAM seeks Black River High School mementos for exhibit

    In anticipation of the statewide musical composition program sponsored by Music-COMP, five Ludlow Elementary School Students along with a teacher from Mt Holly Elementary School, are preparing their own original musical compositions in the hope that they may be selected  for the OPUS28 concert in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. The program will […]

Upcoming events: Coffeehouse music; community dinner; Waldo benefit bash; sculpture exhibit; orchestra at GMUHS; Raise the Roof series continues; Dartmouth senior at Rotary; Internet classes at Whiting; Savvy Seniors at Wilder

Upcoming events: Coffeehouse music; community dinner; Waldo benefit bash; sculpture exhibit; orchestra at GMUHS; Raise the Roof series continues; Dartmouth senior at Rotary; Internet classes at Whiting; Savvy Seniors at Wilder

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 21: Contemporary Christian band at grounded4life September Rain, a New England band singing contemporary Christian music since 2000, will play grounded4life, the coffee house at […]

April 5 Ladd Scholarship fund-raiser a time for reflection and the future

April 5 Ladd Scholarship fund-raiser a time for reflection and the future

  On the cover: The Ladd family, clockwise from rear left, son Gabe, parents Heidi and Andy, and daughters Georgia, Lily, Abbie and Marguerite. Laughter and a sense of fun. The desire for world experience. A love of learning. An allegiance to community. Five children who embody those values. A scholarship to offer students a […]

Music in Bellows Falls; Senior Club lunch; author at Wilder; the buzz on bumblebees; Specker concert; Heath Gordon scholarship fund-raiser; FOLA Follies Season II; babysitting classes

Music in Bellows Falls; Senior Club lunch; author at Wilder; the buzz on bumblebees; Specker concert; Heath Gordon scholarship fund-raiser; FOLA Follies Season II; babysitting classes

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 15: Tarbox Ramblers at Popolo On Saturday, March 15, The Tarbox Ramblers will play at 8:30 p.m. in the Windham Ballroom at Popolo, 36 The […]

A little tweak updates the classic New England creamed cod

A little tweak updates the classic New England creamed cod

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com C od has been a New England staple since time immemorial, having been enjoyed by native Americans and expounded upon by the influx of Europeans. Creamed cod is an age-old recipe that deserves to be just subtly Yanked. I think you will find this recipe a perfect example of leaving well […]

Fit for the hall of fame: Peanut butter and banana chip cookies

Fit for the hall of fame: Peanut butter and banana chip cookies

  By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com  W e all know Elvis adored his peanut butter and banana sandwiches but I bet you never had a cookie Yanked from his sandwich, have you? You have the smoothness of the peanut butter with the guilt-free crunch of banana chips baked together to treat your children after school. Better […]

Upcoming events: Lisai's 20th anniversary; chess club; benefit for fire victims; Safety Dance in Rutland; 'Mud Season' At Misty Valley; Diabetes program; SoVera meeting; music in Saxtons River

Upcoming events: Lisai’s 20th anniversary; chess club; benefit for fire victims; Safety Dance in Rutland; ‘Mud Season’ At Misty Valley; Diabetes program; SoVera meeting; music in Saxtons River

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 5-8: Lisai’s Chester Market celebrates 20 years L isai’s Chester Market, at 526 Depot St., is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week with prizes and […]

For March, a bevy of books rich in Irish tradition

For March, a bevy of books rich in Irish tradition

  By John Hoover Faith and begorrah! T’is the time for the wearing of the green and we here at Misty Valley Books are all ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Our Good Reads recommendations this month all have something to do with the Emerald Isle either taking place there or dealing with the Irish […]

New French and Italian classes at Misty Valley Books

New French and Italian classes at Misty Valley Books

  Misty Valley Books will be offering new French and Italian courses that will run for six weeks. Intermediate French classes will begin  on Monday March 3, with beginning French on Tuesdays, starting March 4.  Beginning Italian will begin on Wednesday, March 5 , with the more advanced Italian class meeting starting on Thursday,  March […]

Triple your pleasure with chocolate dipped chocolate biscotti

Triple your pleasure with chocolate dipped chocolate biscotti

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Many food historians mention that biscotti (biscuits) have been around for many centuries, having been enjoyed since Pliny the Elder before the birth of Christ. He is said to have mentioned that these hard, dry biscuits would last for centuries without going bad. Whether they are called rusks in the British […]

Upcoming events: Christian band at Baptist Church; evening event in Saxtons River; new work premieres in Weston; Chester Election Day bake sale; free film for Women's History Month; rabies clinic in Londonderry; and beekeeping workshop for all

Upcoming events: Christian band at Baptist Church; evening event in Saxtons River; new work premieres in Weston; Chester Election Day bake sale; free film for Women’s History Month; rabies clinic in Londonderry; and beekeeping workshop for all

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. 28: Calvary Road at grounded4LIFE Calvary Road, a Claremont, NH, band offering contemporary Christian music, will be performing at grounded4LIFE, the weekly coffeehouse at the […]

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Upcoming events: Railroading history highlighted; Vermont deer population addressed; Mardi Gras party in Cavendish; Family Center Election Day bake sale; and Whiting hosts classes on Internet use

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: Learn about Boston and Maine Railroad history Brad Blodget will provide insight into railroading, Boston and Maine Railroad history and New England history when […]

A simple recipe turns out a spiced coconut candy

A simple recipe turns out a spiced coconut candy

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com More often than not, you can find coconut candies attributed to India or another country that uses cardamom as the flavor profile in this hard candy. I think you will find my Yanked version is a refreshingly different taste and one that children as well as the adults will enjoy. Refer […]

Bulkies and basketball: Fund-raisers fuel Lindsey Sturtevant fund

Bulkies and basketball: Fund-raisers fuel Lindsey Sturtevant fund

 By Cynthia Prairie ON THE COVER: The bulkie team at Lisai’s prepares sandwiches for last Thursday’s fund-raiser for Lindsey Sturtevant and her family. Almost $6,000 was raised Thursday during two fund-raising events for Lindsey Sturtevant, the Chester 12-year-old who is preparing for a second bone marrow transplant after her first one — six years ago […]

Upcoming events: Bake sale for River Artisans; ski jump competition in Brattleboro; seniors monthly luncheon; pizza and games at St. Luke's; repurposing jeans workshop; and Vermont author at Wilder

Upcoming events: Bake sale for River Artisans; ski jump competition in Brattleboro; seniors monthly luncheon; pizza and games at St. Luke’s; repurposing jeans workshop; and Vermont author at Wilder

  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. 14: Valentine’s Day, weekend bake sale at River Artisans T he weekend of Feb. 15-16, River Artisans will hold an ongoing bake sale and […]

A recipe that might just get your kids to eat eggplant

A recipe that might just get your kids to eat eggplant

  By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Whether to seed an eggplant or not is entirely up to you. It is the same with cucumbers. If your body can handle it or not would be the deciding factor. Many chefs will tell you to salt eggplant and let sit out for bit before cooking. This is fine […]

Upcoming events: Weston charitable trivia nights; Whiting artist's show; poets at Misty Valley; David McGaw at SoVera; Pingree Park dance fund-raiser; and diabetes prevention program

Upcoming events: Weston charitable trivia nights; Whiting artist’s show; poets at Misty Valley; David McGaw at SoVera; Pingree Park dance fund-raiser; and diabetes prevention program

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. 5: Weston neighbors invited to weekly trivia night Weston community members are invited to a weekly trivia extravaganza at The Inn At Weston, 630 Main […]

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