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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 […]

Orange pumpkin pie for the holiday table

Orange pumpkin pie for the holiday table

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I  probably should call this a cheesecake but that might turn some off. Although cheesecake is not one of my favorite desserts, I bow to this extraordinarily decadent pie. The pumpkin helps to offset that special tang that cream cheese gives, replacing it with that slightly sour hint of lemon and […]

Upcoming events: Fiber arts sharing in Springfield; Danziger on political cartoons in Stowe; musical group at Grounded4Life in Chester; 7th annual outerwear giveaway Saturday; balladeers perform in Ludlow; author Kiernan at Misty Valley event; and Senior Club luncheon

Upcoming events: Fiber arts sharing in Springfield; Danziger on political cartoons in Stowe; musical group at Grounded4Life in Chester; 7th annual outerwear giveaway Saturday; balladeers perform in Ludlow; author Kiernan at Misty Valley event; and Senior Club luncheon

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. 13: Fiber Therapy in the Great Hall The Community of Fiber group invites those interested in the fiber arts to show off what they do […]

'The Crucible' to be performed by GM Drama Club

‘The Crucible’ to be performed by GM Drama Club

Green Mountain Union High School Drama Club this weekend presents “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem, which he wrote in the early 1950s during a time of McCarthyism in the United States. “The Crucible” is considered a gripping historical play and a timely parable of contemporary society. […]

SMCS Annual Giving campaign targets increased care access

Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems kicked off their Annual Giving campaign. The goal of this year’s campaign is to increase capacity so patients can have increased access to health care. “For more than 100 years,” said development director Larry Kraft, “Springfield Hospital has put the community first as people have come seeking help […]

Side dish highlights the many flavors of squash

Side dish highlights the many flavors of squash

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com W hat a great way of enjoying the fall harvest, much the same way our ancestors ate these “squantersquashes” (as written by Higginson and Joselyn) or “askutasquashes” (Rogers and Williams and William Wood) in the 1600s. From salty to sweet, and tart to sour, you really can savor the flavors in […]

Upcoming events: Family Center bake sale Tuesday; architectural historian addresses Chester treasures; weatherization workshop in Cavendish; celebrate novel writing in Bellows Falls; land succession workshop set; Windmill Pinnacle hike and talk; and Archer Mayor next Vermont Voice

Upcoming events: Family Center bake sale Tuesday; architectural historian addresses Chester treasures; weatherization workshop in Cavendish; celebrate novel writing in Bellows Falls; land succession workshop set; Windmill Pinnacle hike and talk; and Archer Mayor next Vermont Voice

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. 4: Family Center Election Day Bake Sale in Chester The Chester-Andover Family Center Election Day Bake Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 9 […]

Forum at GMUHS to address substance abuse among kids

Forum at GMUHS to address substance abuse among kids

Green Mountain Union High School and the Collaborative, a local substance abuse prevention nonprofit, are hosting an open forum with Michael Nerney, a nationally renowned expert on substance abuse education and prevention, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. The event will take place at Green Mountain Union High, 716 VT Rt 103 […]

Tile artist featured at River Artisans; riders pony up $33,000 for cancer research

Tile artist featured at River Artisans; riders pony up $33,000 for cancer research

November’s Artist of the Month at the River Artisans Cooperative in Saxtons River is Carol Keiser, who paints on both canvas and tile. She works in her Vermont studio creating rich and colorful images that include scenes of women at leisure, romantic couples, flowers, still-lifes and landscapes. Her work shows influences from having lived in […]

Mac and cheese and squash makes a satisfying autumn dish

Mac and cheese and squash makes a satisfying autumn dish

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I f I were to choose a last meal, this would be it. The golden taste of squash mixed into macaroni and cheese is filling, satisfying and so decadently satiating. This is a perfect recipe for leftover mashed squash after Thanksgiving as well. If you would like thinner macaroni and cheese, […]

November brings to mind blessings, hibernation and delicious food

November brings to mind blessings, hibernation and delicious food

By John Hoover ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 If the colorful foliage is gone, temperatures have dropped precipitously and the upper slopes at the ski resorts are showing signs of snow, it must be November. November heralds the approach of winter and contains the national day of thanksgiving that rolls around the fourth Thursday of […]

Upcoming events: Personal finance workshop; lesson on organizing your spaces; Speckers in concert; art exhibit at SVAC; BRGNS fundraiser; deadline for Vermont Writers Prize; and Salute to Veterans Parade

Upcoming events: Personal finance workshop; lesson on organizing your spaces; Speckers in concert; art exhibit at SVAC; BRGNS fundraiser; deadline for Vermont Writers Prize; and Salute to Veterans Parade

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. Oct. 29: Free workshop on managing personal finances Black River Good Neighbor Services Inc. has teamed up with Berkshire Bank to offer a free interactive learning […]

Fish broth flavors up end-of-summer succotash

Fish broth flavors up end-of-summer succotash

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not many people know — or have even heard — of jagasse. In the early 1800s, fishermen along the Massachusetts coast were also farmers in their non-fishing time. Their families had their fill of fish in meals and this dish gave them a subtle hint of the ocean while enjoying the […]

Green Mountain Middle bake sales for Washington, D.C. trip

Students from Green Mountain Union Middle School will be holding bake sales at the elections on Tuesday. Nov. 4 and 18 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St.  Goodies will be available for a donation to help pay for their trip to Washington, D.C., in the spring. Students (and their baked goods) will be on […]

Upcoming events: Spanish classes offered; online genealogy lessons; enviro-bicyclist brings trip to Rock Library; early childhood, a film & chat; Springfield Rotary Penny Sale; October Community Meal canceled; and Halloween on the Hill in Manchester

Upcoming events: Spanish classes offered; online genealogy lessons; enviro-bicyclist brings trip to Rock Library; early childhood, a film & chat; Springfield Rotary Penny Sale; October Community Meal canceled; and Halloween on the Hill in Manchester

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. Oct. 21: Spanish classes at Rockingham Library You can improve your Spanish by joining Rocío Franco’s Community Spanish Conversation classes to be held from 4 to […]

Golf tourney helps Springfield Hospital ER renovation; VT Race for the Cure nets $152,000

Golf tourney helps Springfield Hospital ER renovation; VT Race for the Cure nets $152,000

The 14th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 18 was a top-notch golf outing and a successful fundraiser. This year’s tournament contributed to the hospital’s Emergency Room renovation project. Twenty-nine foursomes of golfers competed for team and individual awards and raffle prizes. Thirty sponsoring organizations underwrote the tournament, which […]

Vermont Voices presents four authors in November

Vermont Voices presents four authors in November

Leading off Misty Valley Books’ annual Vermont Voices Sunday, Nov. 2  is Thomas Christopher Greene, the founding president of Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.  Greene was a Misty Valley Books’ New Voices in 2004 with his novel, Mirror Lake. His latest, The Headmaster’s Wife, is his fourth. Greene explores the way that tragedy […]

Cheesy rarebit biscuits perfect for a game-day snack

Cheesy rarebit biscuits perfect for a game-day snack

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com These great, cheesy game-day snacks are prepared easier if you do the cheese/meat mixture ahead of time so that when you make the biscuits, it will be cold and thick enough to scoop into each biscuit. A great mixture of meat and cheese, all encased in a warm biscuit. What else […]

Whiting Library offers downloadable audiobooks through listenupvermont.org

Don’t get cabin fever or stuck without some literary entertainment.  Whiting Library is now offering access to more than 1,000 downloadable audiobooks and ebooks free of charge to library patrons through a subscription to  the Vermont Green Mountain Consortium. Come to the library or call for more information or try it on your own. Go […]

Upcoming events: Public meeting on flood resiliency in Winhall Watershed; Medicare open enrollment begins; ghost hunters haunt Rockingham; and Nature Museum celebrates 25 years with free film, discussion

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. Oct. 14: Public meeting on Winhall River Watershed Corridor Plan If you have an interest in the health of the Winhall River and its tributaries or […]