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UPDATE: Fund drive raises $2,100 for fuel assistance, donations still being accepted

UPDATE: Fund drive raises $2,100 for fuel assistance, donations still being accepted

Leigh Dakin, state representative and co-organizer for the annual Heating Fuel Fund and Food Assistance Drive said on Monday, Dec. 22 that thus far $2,100 has been raised to benefit local residents in need of financial help with heating bills. On Monday, Dec. 15, the Chester and Andover Democrats raised $1,450 for the fund, knowing […]

Upcoming events: Free artist workshop in Manchester; Ludlow holds Christmas celebration; church's prison ministry discussed; holiday party to benefit SVAC; and Lessons & Carols at St. Luke's in Chester

Upcoming events: Free artist workshop in Manchester; Ludlow holds Christmas celebration; church’s prison ministry discussed; holiday party to benefit SVAC; and Lessons & Carols at St. Luke’s 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. Dec. 18: Free artist workshop at Helmholz Fine Art Helmholz Fine Art at 203 Depot St., in Manchester, presents an artist workshop at the pop-up gallery […]

Opera Theatre of Weston to stage 'The Secret Garden' in Rutland, Weston

Opera Theatre of Weston to stage ‘The Secret Garden’ in Rutland, Weston

Members of the Opera Theatre of Weston creative team recently visited a class of pre-K children at The Little School in Weston with its school outreach project, “Storybook Opera: The Secret Garden.” The event is in preparation of East Coast premiere of the new opera The Secret Garden, which the OTW is staging in Weston […]

Motel in the Meadow to hold open house

The Gift Shop at Motel in the Meadow will hold its annual Open House on Saturday and Sunday December 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and enter to win a door prize. The shop carries Kringle Candles, Mo’s Fudge, local syrup, handmade Vermont gifts, cards, hand sewn Raggedy Ann and […]

Simple clam rangoons make a festive holiday appetizer

Simple clam rangoons make a festive holiday appetizer

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com We all love simplicity and low cost when entertaining don’t we? After all, mingling with our guests is as important as the food we provide. This appetizer will result in a successful dinner party or an informal gathering during or after the holidays. I do have to give a plug to […]

Upcoming events: Auction to benefit BRAM; winter sky viewing at Rock Library; weatherization forum set; comedy, musical performances in Ludlow; caroling at Grounded4Life; two West River Chorus holiday concerts; Rock Library auctions antique quilt; dinner and jazz at Compass School; children's holiday fun at SVAC; and GMUHS annual Holiday Concert

Upcoming events: Auction to benefit BRAM; winter sky viewing at Rock Library; weatherization forum set; comedy, musical performances in Ludlow; caroling at Grounded4Life; two West River Chorus holiday concerts; Rock Library auctions antique quilt; dinner and jazz at Compass School; children’s holiday fun at SVAC; and GMUHS annual Holiday Concert

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. Dec. 10: Black River Academy Museum to host auction The Black River Academy Museum’s silent auction — Unique Experiences — will be held from 6 to […]

Dr. Barbeau named Vermont Physician of the Year

Dr. Barbeau named Vermont Physician of the Year

Delores Barbeau, MD, MPH, was named Physician of the Year by the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. This distinguished award, presented by co-worker Barbara Dalton, MD, recognizes Dr. Barbeau’s long-standing reputation as “an outstanding physician and humanitarian,” acknowledged by fellow practitioners and staff at the Springfield Health Center. Dalton, who is […]

SVAC hires gallery-development director

MANCHESTER Jennifer Weinstein, executive director of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, has announced the appointment of Sarah Hall Weaver to the post of director of galleries and development. A graduate of Alfred University, Hall Weaver was most recently the assistant director of the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where her responsibilities included […]

Chester-Andover Dems to hold annual fuel fund, food fundraiser; free health workshops start in 2015

State Rep. Leigh Dakin and former  Rep. Kathy Pellett announce that the Chester and Andover Democrats will hold their annual fuel assistance fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15  at Baba a Louis Bakery, 92 VT Route 11 in Chester. Since its inception in 2005, the group has raised more than $17,000 for […]

Ginger ale complements this apple-cranberry sauce

Ginger ale complements this apple-cranberry sauce

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This has got to be one of the easiest and uniquely delicious apple sauce recipes that I can give you. My son sat down to this for dessert and ate the whole bowl. Don’t worry if any of the apple tidbits are slightly firm by the way. That adds character, bite […]

'Guys & Dolls,' 'Glass Menagerie' on tap for 2015 Weston season

‘Guys & Dolls,’ ‘Glass Menagerie’ on tap for 2015 Weston season

Pointing to its new slogan – Celebrating the Classics, Nurturing the New – Steve Stettler, resident producing director of the Weston Playhouse, introduced the theater company’s 79th season at the new Manchester Community Library on Saturday Nov. 29. Stettler also announced the expansion of discount programs to encourage locals and families to attend this summer’s […]

Upcoming events: Health Connect info meeting in Springfield; Chess Club at Rock Library; Kurn Hattin director speaks at Rotary; Christmas flick at coffeehouse; architecture exhibit unveiled at SVAC; St. Luke's hosts annual tea and sale; and Heifer shares offered for purchase

Upcoming events: Health Connect info meeting in Springfield; Chess Club at Rock Library; Kurn Hattin director speaks at Rotary; Christmas flick at coffeehouse; architecture exhibit unveiled at SVAC; St. Luke’s hosts annual tea and sale; and Heifer shares offered for purchase

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. Dec. 2: Vermont Health Connect enrollment info meeting Valley Health Connections, a certified navigator organization for Vermont Health Connect, will be hosting a   meeting to […]

Apple-Kielbasa stuffing makes a tangy side dish

Apple-Kielbasa stuffing makes a tangy side dish

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a great way of enjoying the taste of a uniquely made “stuffing,” by using biscuits and the sweet tang of fresh apples. As we all know, a true cobbler has a biscuit topping, so I feel comfortable giving you this Yanked version that is perfect to place in front […]

Kindle the spirit of the Christmas season with these Good Reads

Kindle the spirit of the Christmas season with these Good Reads

By John Hoover ©Telegraph Publishing LLC — 2014 At the beginning of December, we seem to find ourselves wondering how we’re ever going to complete all the things we need to do before the Christmas holiday arrives. Whether you want to plan a holiday menu, are looking for gift ideas or want to learn more […]

Schedule for Chester’s Overture to Christmas

Monday Dec. 1 4 to 5 p.m. – Gingerbread House Making Workshop for children in grade K through 2. Fullerton Inn, 40 the Common Tuesday, Dec. 2 4 to 5 p.m. – Gingerbread House Making Workshop for children in grade 3 through 6. Fullerton Inn, 40 the Common Saturday, Dec. 6 8 to 10 a.m. […]

New offices for Komen Vermont-New Hampshire

Komen Vermont-New Hampshire has relocated its offices to 1009 Depot St., above Women and Children’s Services of Southern Vermont, in Manchester Depot. “The new location is a great fit for us,” said Terry Farkas, Komen VT-NH’s executive director. The office of Women and Children’s Services of Southern Vermont houses a pediatrician, Dr. Donna Miller, and […]

Upcoming events: Pop-up art exhibit opens in Manchester; holiday fund-raiser for oncology clinic; and Marlboro College hosts arts weekend

Upcoming events: Pop-up art exhibit opens in Manchester; holiday fund-raiser for oncology clinic; and Marlboro College hosts arts weekend

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. Nov. 24: Manchester pop-up gallery exhibit opens Helmholz Fine Art brings a unique art experience to 203 Depot St., in Manchester, with the opening of a […]

Warm your winter with a gingered pear skillet cake

Warm your winter with a gingered pear skillet cake

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The good news and bad. First, cardamom is not cheap. It is the third most expensive spice behind vanilla beans and saffron. But a little goes a long way. Substitute cinnamon for this member of the ginger family if desired. This cake is moist, almost bread-pudding-like, and extremely flavorful. The edges […]

Upcoming events: Origami Interpretations at Mass. museum; explore facets of nature at Rock Library; Keewaydin spaghetti dinner fund-raiser Thursday; dialogue on creation at Grounded4Life; discover giving thanks in other cultures; Santa Express rides this weekend; and Gov. Douglas final author at Vermont Voices 2014

Upcoming events: Origami Interpretations at Mass. museum; explore facets of nature at Rock Library; Keewaydin spaghetti dinner fund-raiser Thursday; dialogue on creation at Grounded4Life; discover giving thanks in other cultures; Santa Express rides this weekend; and Gov. Douglas final author at Vermont Voices 2014

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. Nov. 18: Garfinkel art at Springfield, Mass., museum Origami Interpretations displays 25 vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel. Garfinkel’s work combines […]

Annual Apple Blossom Cotillion seeks student participants

High school senior girls in the Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems communities are invited to participate in the 59th annual Apple Blossom Cotillion, which will take place May 1 and 2, 2015. One will be chosen to join the select group of Apple Blossom Queens. This special community event has become both a […]