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Upcoming events: Fizz, Boom, Read at RFPL, Wilder Library; kids camp at Nature Museum; Londonderry Society meets; noted folk singer performs; Bonnie's Bundles celebrates; and Daniloff at Misty Valley Books on revival of Cold War

Upcoming events: Fizz, Boom, Read at RFPL, Wilder Library; kids camp at Nature Museum; Londonderry Society meets; noted folk singer performs; Bonnie’s Bundles celebrates; and Daniloff at Misty Valley Books on revival of Cold War

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 23: Summer reading, family trip passes at Rock Library The Rockingham Free Public Library has a full summer of exciting activities and reading planned running […]

Card Shower for Humes as they celebrate 60 years of marriage

Card Shower for Humes as they celebrate 60 years of marriage

  Barbara “Bobbie” and David Hume, formerly of Andover, VT, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 26. Help their family honor this amazing milestone by participating in a Card Shower. If you would like to participate, please send a card with your congratulations or other thoughts to: Mr. and Mrs. David S. […]

Upcoming events: Drop off old paint in Bennington; Bread and Puppet performances; techniques offered to cut pain; Community Meal in Chester; a call for quilts for September show

Upcoming events: Drop off old paint in Bennington; Bread and Puppet performances; techniques offered to cut pain; Community Meal in Chester; a call for quilts for September show

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 21: Free paint drop-off in Bennington PaintCare, a Washington D.C.-based product stewardship organization for the paint industry, and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources are […]

Johnnycake salad with sausage dressing will satisfy meat-lovers

Johnnycake salad with sausage dressing will satisfy meat-lovers

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Want an easy and flavorful salad this grilling season or any time of year? This Yankee inspired salad is a great entrée as well, but especially suited to prevent you from returning over and over again to the grill-master for another burger.   1 box (8.5 ounce) corn muffin or corn […]

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 […]

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