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Upcoming events: Art shows in Londonderry, Manchester and Windham; Carson bio film at coffeehouse; Sanger speaks on Iran; Yellow Barn performances to end; jazz in Chester; and zydeco in Proctorsville

Upcoming events: Art shows in Londonderry, Manchester and Windham; Carson bio film at coffeehouse; Sanger speaks on Iran; Yellow Barn performances to end; jazz in Chester; and zydeco in Proctorsville

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. Art Aug. 7: Art Expo at in Londonderry The Londonderry […]

Strawberry mousse shortcakes a perfect end-of-day treat

Strawberry mousse shortcakes a perfect end-of-day treat

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com What a refreshing treat to the end of a warm day here in New England, especially when you can use fresh, road-side strawberries. This is a dessert that is super simple and super tasty. As for the cake rounds below? Use your imagination as with mousse. Try pears, mandarin oranges, plums […]

Eclectic mix of books tantalizes with beautiful writing

Eclectic mix of books tantalizes with beautiful writing

By John Hoover ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the summer of 2015 nears its end, I left it up to the folks here at Misty Valley Books to choose whatever they wanted to review for our August Good Reads column. Their choices are, as always, an eclectic mix of titles (much like the titles that […]

'Guys and Dolls:' Great possibilities when it finds right pace

‘Guys and Dolls:’ Great possibilities when it finds right pace

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC High-rolling gamblers, low-life gangsters, free-spirited showgirls and sanctimonious soul savers take to the stage in a workman-like version of Guys and Dolls, playing through Aug. 22 at the Weston Playhouse. Filled with wit, heart and hummable songs, Guys and Dolls is based on Damon Runyon’s stories “The Idyll […]

Jamie Townsend artwork featured at NYC gallery

Jamie Townsend artwork featured at NYC gallery

Springfield artist Jamie Townsend’s artwork will be featured at the New York City Agora Gallery in Chelsea from Friday, July 31 to Thursday, Aug. 20. The exhibit, Idiosyncratic Expressions, features the works of eight artists who, according to the gallery, offer “themes from the past, present, and future in an exhibition of nostalgia and re-imagination. […]

Up-and-coming chef cooks for Grafton Women's Club scholarship; Springfield grad receives Lovell health award

Up-and-coming chef cooks for Grafton Women’s Club scholarship; Springfield grad receives Lovell health award

The Women’s Community Club of Grafton will be hosting a scholarship fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Grafton Inn, 82 Main St. in Grafton. This special “Evening with Chef Josh Bank” will feature a prix fixe menu designed and prepared for the event. Josh Bank is a graduate of Green Mountain High School and […]

Upcoming events: Kids Puppet Pals and illustrator camp; beer and wine fest in Ludlow; St. Luke's August dinner; Daniloff on Snowden and privacy; classical, jazz and contemporary music; 'Guys and Dolls' at WPTC; 'Private Lives' in Springfield; and diabetes prevention program begins

Upcoming events: Kids Puppet Pals and illustrator camp; beer and wine fest in Ludlow; St. Luke’s August dinner; Daniloff on Snowden and privacy; classical, jazz and contemporary music; ‘Guys and Dolls’ at WPTC; ‘Private Lives’ in Springfield; and diabetes prevention program begins

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. Correction: Please note that the correct time of the Misty Valley Book’s Nick Daniloff events (listed below) on Sunday, Aug. 2 and 9 is 7 p.m. […]

West River Farmers Market in Londonderry held each Saturday

West River Farmers Market in Londonderry held each Saturday

The West River Farmers Market, at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry is in full swing and celebrating its 23rd year. More than 40 vendors — farmers, crafters and artisans, and food producers — are selling fruits, vegetables, meats, artisan wares, maple syrup, cheese and delicious prepared foods including fresh-squeezed made-to-order lemonade and limeade. The […]

Lemon and lime zest add zip to lobster salad

Lemon and lime zest add zip to lobster salad

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a simple yet flavor-filled salad that is easily adapted to lobster rolls as well. Very low in fat and calories, you can even reduce those amounts by using low-fat mayonnaise or opt for fat-free cottage cheese or sour cream. The tang of the juices and zests add a tremendous […]

Powerful vibrancy to Weston Playhouse's lean 'Other Place'

Powerful vibrancy to Weston Playhouse’s lean ‘Other Place’

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC While Weston Playhouse’s Main Stage provides a space for lavish music and dance productions, its Other Stage concentrates on honing small gems in bare-bones productions. The emphasis at the Other Stage is on character and intimate playing, and its current production The Other Place offers a host of […]

BIG BUZZ, LITTLE BUZZ: Local carver takes young Tennessee apprentice under his wing

BIG BUZZ, LITTLE BUZZ: Local carver takes young Tennessee apprentice under his wing

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer school never looked — or sounded —  quite like this. For the past week, Barre Pinske has been teaching a master class for one in chainsaw carving at his Depot Street studio in Chester. That’s nothing out of the ordinary except Pinske’s student is a 14-year-old who […]

Upcoming events: Dance performance in Manchester; pet adoption fund-raiser in Chester; summer reading programs; music from Putney to Cavendish; and 'The Other Place' opens in Weston

Upcoming events: Dance performance in Manchester; pet adoption fund-raiser in Chester; summer reading programs; music from Putney to Cavendish; and ‘The Other Place’ opens in Weston

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. Dance July 25: SVAC welcomes IBIT Dance Company The Southern Vermont Arts Center welcomes the Brattleboro based group, IBIT Dance Company, for a performance at 2 […]

Ottauquechee District honored for River Roadshow program

Ottauquechee District honored for River Roadshow program

Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District received the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence at State House on Tuesday, June 30.  The award was given for ONRCD’s River Roadshow, a moble education program that uses a stream table to demonstrate how rivers behave during flood events. The program is in its fourth year, has reached more than […]

Prevention Partners awarded $130,000 of $12.4 million statewide grant

Prevention Partners awarded $130,000 of $12.4 million statewide grant

Windsor County Prevention Partners is slated to receive $130,000 from a $12.4 million federal grant beginning in July 2016 to help reduce prescription drug abuse, marijuana use and underage drinking among youth and young adults in Vermont. The grant award was announced in early July by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Peter Shumlin. The […]

Toss some traditions! Add tomato to this lobster chowder

Toss some traditions! Add tomato to this lobster chowder

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I  never thought in a million years that I would add any tomato product to a chowder. But then, I came across my dad’s recipe for a tweak on a classic that got me wondering “Should I?  Do I dare?” Now many of you may think this is foolish. But considering […]

WPTC's 'Peter and the Starcatcher' is 'fast-paced, deliciously daffy'

WPTC’s ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ is ‘fast-paced, deliciously daffy’

By David Lampe-Wilson © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The power of the imagination, once freed, seems limitless and releasing that power is the task set forth by Peter and the Starcatcher, the five-time Tony Award winning play now on stage at the Weston Playhouse. You really have to admire how the cast takes the stage, […]

Upcoming events: Fundraisers for community health, Weston Green; NY Times best-selling author reads work; music al fresco; townwide tag sale; and music and dance workshops

Upcoming events: Fundraisers for community health, Weston Green; NY Times best-selling author reads work; music al fresco; townwide tag sale; and music and dance workshops

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email your short and to the point press releases to Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Fundraisers July 15: Run the River registration deadline for savings The first Run the River Team Challenge […]

Volunteer Medicare navigators sought; BRGNS Food Shelf needs filling

Help seniors navigate Medicare system The State Health Insurance Program at Senior Solutions needs volunteers to help meet the ever-growing demand for guidance on Medicare and complementary assistance programs. As part of the SHIP crew serving southeastern Vermont, volunteers will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local people, and work […]

Deep fried baby corn and chicken make a spicy meal

Deep fried baby corn and chicken make a spicy meal

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Once you try baby corn, you will be hooked on its tenderness and simplicity in cooking. Although not as sweet as larger ears of corn, I add some heat and great flavor to compensate. If you want something a little more fiery, add some minced chili peppers while cooking the onions. […]

Flood Brook School offers free meals to 18 and unders

Flood Brook School, 91 Route 11 in Londonderry, is offering free breakfasts and lunches to anyone  18 and under, according to the Flood Brook Facebook page. The program, which kicked off on Monday, June 29, offer grab-and-go meals from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. While the program is […]