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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 […]

Upcoming events: Senior club lunch; children's programs at Wilder Library; VSO in Grafton; free concerts in Cavendish

Upcoming events: Senior club lunch; children’s programs at Wilder Library; VSO in Grafton; free concerts in Cavendish

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 16: Chester Senior Citizens’ Club luncheon The Chester Senior Citizens’ Club announces their monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 16, at the […]

Alone for the night? Treat yourself to Lobster Newburg for one

Alone for the night? Treat yourself to Lobster Newburg for one

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This recipe is meant for only a single serving. Why? Because I have received so many emails to “cut it down.” Apparently there are many more singles living by themselves than I had thought. Simply double or triple this recipe as needed.   1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon […]

Chester marks Memorial Day with parade, commemorations

Chester marks Memorial Day with parade, commemorations

W ith a parade, prayers, gun salutes, speeches, wreath layings and other ceremonies, Chester marked Memorial Day on Friday, May 30 – the traditional “Decoration Day” that began in the aftermath of the Civil War. This year’s remembrance was held under sunny skies as bands from Chester-Andover Elementary and Green Mountain Union High schools played […]

Beautification committee plants sunshine around Chester

Beautification committee plants sunshine around Chester

 By Cynthia Prairie It was a blooming  beautiful Thursday morning, May 29, when members of the recently formed Chester Beautification Committee gathered at Sunshine Acres garden center on Route 11 north to fill 34 large planters with soil and flowering plants — such as petunias, salvia and sun patiens. The containers were then set out […]

'Help Wanted:' Middle schoolers answer the call of the stage

‘Help Wanted:’ Middle schoolers answer the call of the stage

By Josh Bodin On Thursday and Friday, May 15 and 16,  the Green Mountain Middle School presented the play Help Wanted in the auditorium of the Chester high school, giving middle schoolers the opportunity to have a part in a theatrical production without having to compete with high school students. “The play was about a […]

Upcoming events: End of Life Symposium continues; 5k BRAM history walk; culinary weekends at Weathersfield Inn; constellations explored at SoVerA; classes teach living healthy with chronic conditions

Upcoming events: End of Life Symposium continues; 5k BRAM history walk; culinary weekends at Weathersfield Inn; constellations explored at SoVerA; classes teach living healthy with chronic conditions

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 3: Funeral considerations discussed The End-of-Life Symposium will continue with Sessions III and IV. Both workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at […]

Jeanette Staley featured at River Artisans Co-op

June’s River Artisans Cooperative featured artist is painter and collage artist Jeanette Staley, whose painting career has spanned more than 30 years. As proprietor of an art studio in Hudson, Mass., for 12 years, she provided a venue to support emerging visual and performing artists and musicians. Staley taught classes in painting and collage to […]

Create an intense chocolately cacao cream pie

Create an intense chocolately cacao cream pie

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Basically, ‘cocoa’ and ‘cacao’ are the same thing — all right, they are the same thing. The word cacao is the original name for what the English speaking people call cocoa. So why the difference? Simply because cocoa is a spelling mistake from many years ago that no one has ever […]

Summer travels are as close as a good book

Summer travels are as close as a good book

By John Hoover I have met very few people who haven’t wished to travel, to see other parts of our nation or our world, even if only from the comfort of their armchair. Since summer is the time when many people travel, the owners and staff at Misty Valley Books thought we’d share with you some […]

Upcoming events: Cellist performs in Ludlow; 'Every Sunday' memoirist at Whiting Library

Upcoming events: Cellist performs in Ludlow; ‘Every Sunday’ memoirist at Whiting Library

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. May 31: Renowned  cellist performs in Ludlow Friends of Ludlow Auditorium have announced that Jari Piper will present a cello concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, […]

Simply the best: Old-fashioned aromatic cheese biscuits

Simply the best: Old-fashioned aromatic cheese biscuits

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This recipe came to me when I was wicked pressed for time this past week. So instead of rolling these babies out, I decided to simply plunk them down onto a baking sheet and bake them while cleaning up the rest of the mess from supper preparation. With no rolling pin […]

Kaiman honored for farm activism; Weston Playhouse names new managing director

Kaiman honored for farm activism; Weston Playhouse names new managing director

Chester farmer Lisa Kaiman, owner of Jersey Girls Dairy and Jersey Girls Farm Cafe and  Market in Gassetts, was honored last week by Rural Vermont, a education and advocacy organization that lobbies for family farming and local consumer interests. The honors were bestowed upon Kaiman at the annual Rural Vermont meeting, this year held at […]

Easy pretzel hot dog buns will become a family favorite

Easy pretzel hot dog buns will become a family favorite

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Now that I have started making these hot dog buns for my children, they will not eat any other hot dog roll. I didn’t add the extra coarse salt on top (purely for health reasons) but by all means sprinkle some pretzel or coarse-grained salt over the top of the beaten […]

An Epic prom 2014 for Green Mountain students

An Epic prom 2014 for Green Mountain students

  The theme for this year’s Green Mountain Union High School prom was Rustic Romance, and while everyone in attendance on Saturday night at the Epic restaurant at Okemo Mountain certainly dressed for a romantic mood, nary a one of the 70 or so students in attendance donned much that could be described as rustic. […]

Upcoming events: End-of-Life Symposium addresses medical needs; Londonderry Park cleanup night; Clift on doulas; library tag sale; BBB identity theft program; Chester-Andover community meal; Caregivers program at Whiting; oil painting exhibit; and wellness programs in Springfield

Upcoming events: End-of-Life Symposium addresses medical needs; Londonderry Park cleanup night; Clift on doulas; library tag sale; BBB identity theft program; Chester-Andover community meal; Caregivers program at Whiting; oil painting exhibit; and wellness programs in Springfield

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. May 20: End-of-Life Symposium addresses medical needs T he second is the four-session End-of-Life Symposium will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday May 20 […]

Windsor artists highlighted at Open Studio weekend

Windsor artists highlighted at Open Studio weekend

Vermont Crafts Council Spring Open Studio offers the Chester Art Loop in Southern Windsor County again this Memorial Day Weekend. Working together to present its varied and talented group of painters and artisans, the 20-mile gang create a beacon to visit Chester and its surrounding towns of Andover, Weston and Ludlow. The studios will be […]

Chester Alumni Weekend events June 6-June 8

Chester Alumni Weekend events June 6-June 8

Chester High School and Green Mountain Union High School will hold its annual alumni association weekend Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8 at various locations around Chester. On Friday, June 6 will be the annual banquet annual evening bash at the American Legion featuring music and dancing; a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, June […]

Upcoming Events: Exploring the stars at St. Luke's supper; Lloyds perform 'Love Letters;'  learning about doulas at Rock Library; Springfield Players stage 'Red Herring;' 'Tosca' stars local opera singers; help your tykes gain math and science literacy; and BRAM history walk

Upcoming Events: Exploring the stars at St. Luke’s supper; Lloyds perform ‘Love Letters;’ learning about doulas at Rock Library; Springfield Players stage ‘Red Herring;’ ‘Tosca’ stars local opera singers; help your tykes gain math and science literacy; and BRAM history walk

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. May 17: Stellar Saturday supper at St. Luke’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 313 Main St., Chester will host its second Saturday Night Supper beginning at […]

Shredded chicken perfect for a picnic feast

Shredded chicken perfect for a picnic feast

  By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com If you don’t have molasses, simply double the brown sugar called for. Either way, this hearty ‘pulled’ chicken recipe is a must for any picnic or barbecue this year. Don’t just eat as is, add some cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese), pickle chips, dry coleslaw mix for some great […]

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