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From Buddhism to biography: Take a chance on non-fiction

From Buddhism to biography: Take a chance on non-fiction

By John Hoover ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Most often this column recommends works of fiction. This month, however, the folks at Misty Valley Books are suggesting some non-fiction works that we found to be informative, intriguing, educational and/or just plain good reads. From Buddhism to history and biography the books we’ve chosen for April are […]

Light citrus flavors of Louisiana perk up lamb meatballs

Light citrus flavors of Louisiana perk up lamb meatballs

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Cafe Brulot has been a favorite of Louisiana folks for many years, and no wonder. The gentle citrus flavors topped with orange liqueur will perk up anyone’s after-dinner festivities. I have taken this flavor and slathered it over lamb, making these the tastiest meatballs you will ever eat.   1 pound […]

Springfield Med offers free health ed classes, support groups

Springfield Med offers free health ed classes, support groups

Springfield Medical System’s Community Health Team has announced its free education offerings for 2016’s spring and summer months. There is no charge for any of the programs but space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Community Health Team for more information or to register, 802-886-8946 or email cht@springfieldmed.org. Classes meet at Springfield Health Center, […]

Community events: March 30-April 5, 2016

Community events: March 30-April 5, 2016

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 30: Small Farm Action Day in Montpelier On Wednesday, […]

Arts events: March 31-April 4, 2016

Arts events: March 31-April 4, 2016

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 31: GMUHS presents ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ The Green Mountain […]

'The Mountaintop' an interesting trip, with a confusing view

‘The Mountaintop’ an interesting trip, with a confusing view

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC White River Junction’s Northern Stage continues its season with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, a fictionalized account of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final day, that begins as a realistic drama then veers into the otherworldly. And while the idea is an interesting one, the execution borders on the schizophrenic. […]

Gifts bring Walker Farm theater plan closer to goal;  Norman Conquests: three plays, three theaters, one cast

Gifts bring Walker Farm theater plan closer to goal;
Norman Conquests: three plays, three theaters, one cast

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has announced that it has received major support for its capital campaign from the Hunter Charitable Trust of Boston and the Loewe Foundation of New York. The Campaign for the Weston Theatre, which currently stands at $8.5 million of a $10 million goal, will build a flexible second stage on […]

Creamy, cheesy squash 'bread bowls'

Creamy, cheesy squash ‘bread bowls’

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com   This recipe is so creamy, satisfying and perfect as an accompaniment to any protein or simply on its own.With a garlic toast crust that you can bake to your preference, the spaghetti squash shines through the cheese sauce and everything comes together perfectly.     Butter flavored nonstick cooking spray […]

Chester Rotary raises $9,000 for college scholarships

Chester Rotary raises $9,000 for college scholarships

With a large silent auction and Master of Ceremonies Townsend Gilbert at the microphone for the live version and raffles the Chester Rotary Club raised $9,000 for the Ladd Scholarship Fund to help local students with college expenses.  The event filled the first floor of the Fullerton Inn on Saturday night.

Local Jr. Iron Chefs win at competition; Chester Fall Festival 2016 accepting vendor applications

Local Jr. Iron Chefs win at competition;
Chester Fall Festival 2016 accepting vendor applications

Green Mountain Union’s high school and middle school teams took home wins at Saturday’s 9th Annual Jr. Iron Chef competition held the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. This statewide culinary competition challenges teams of middle and high school students to create healthy, local dishes that inspire school meal programs. This year, 17 middle school […]

Arts events: March 23 through March 26, 2016

Arts events: March 23 through March 26, 2016

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 23: Northern Stage presents ‘The Mountaintop’ The Mountaintop, written […]

Community events: March 23 through March 26, 2016

Community events: March 23 through March 26, 2016

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 23: St. Luke’s hosts Seder St. Luke’s Episcopal Church […]

BRGNS seeks donations for rummage sale; Chester playgroups sought; Komen event raises $30,000

BRGNS seeks donations for rummage sale; Chester playgroups sought; Komen event raises $30,000

The folks at Black River Good Neighbor Services are seeking donations of saleable goods for their annual spring rummage sale. The sale is scheduled for late May. The rummage sale includes all sorts of clothing, shoes, housewares, books and furniture of all types. BRGNS is looking for bureaus and dressers, beds, bunk beds, bedding, dining […]

Umami flavors dress up the old fashioned hard-boiled egg

Umami flavors dress up the old fashioned hard-boiled egg

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not only are these eggs great for your Easter get together, but equally enjoyed during the summer, whenever cookouts are on your menu. Use this umami-style egg recipe in lieu of regular hard-boiled eggs for a multitude of recipes, one of which is listed below. 6 eggs 3 cups water 1/2 […]

Come out swinging: CAES parents, kids kick off ambitious plan for new playground

Come out swinging: CAES parents, kids kick off ambitious plan for new playground

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A group of parents, school staff and students have come together to begin working on a plan to replace Chester-Andover Elementary School’s well-worn 25-year-old playground known to generations simply as “The Structure.” The effort began several years ago when maintenance on the castle-like Structure began to get overwhelming […]

Fresh Air Fund committee attends annual conference

Fresh Air Fund committee attends annual conference

The Green Mountains volunteer committee attended the Fresh Air Fund’s annual Friendly Towns Leadership Conference  in early February in New York City. The committee is made up of Pat Meulemans of South Londonderry, Rebecca Hulett of West Pawlet and Rutland residents Joanne Pencak and Ingrid Gallo. Over the course of three days, volunteers participated in […]

Arts events: March 17 through April 29, 2016

Arts events: March 17 through April 29, 2016

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 17: Jack Peters watercolors on exhibit Main Street Arts […]

Community events: March 18 through March 26, 2016

Community events: March 18 through March 26, 2016

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. March 18: Family Game Night at Grounded4Life Grounded4Life offers a […]

All invited to enter video contest sponsored by Vermont Access Network

All invited to enter video contest sponsored by Vermont Access Network

The Vermont Access Network  is sponsoring its first-ever statewide video contest. The VAN Video Challenge will run from March 21 through April 1 and is open to all Vermonters. Overall winners will be chosen in each of three categories: up to grade 9, grade 10 through 12, and college/adult. Winners will be notified in late […]

For a crispy, cheesy side, puffy Irish boxty fills the bill

For a crispy, cheesy side, puffy Irish boxty fills the bill

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Boxtys are prepared and cooked in many variations. Some enjoy this “must have” side as the classic Irish breakfast puffy and soft, while others enjoy it crispy. Being a Yankee, I enjoy crisp potato with my breakfast and, with the addition of cheddar cheese, I think you will be making this […]