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Chester blooms with donations for planters, boxes

Chester blooms with donations for planters, boxes

It’s time to reactivate spring and summer floral displays around Chester by supporting the planter campaign started last spring by the Chester Beautification Committee. While this all-volunteer committee has recently changed its name to Chester Townscape to reflect the broader efforts it has undertaken in the restoration project for the Hearse House and Public Tomb, […]

Banana cream French toast is out of this world

Banana cream French toast is out of this world

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This recipe is out of this world. Making your own creme fraiche is simple and transforms this ordinary breakfast dish into a recipe to serve anytime. Believe it or not, it will take longer to cook this perfect French toast than it will to prepare it. 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs, […]

Annual Ladd Scholarship fundraiser Saturday, April 25

Annual Ladd Scholarship fundraiser Saturday, April 25

From 6 to 9:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 25, the Chester Rotary will be holding its annual Andrew and Heidi Ladd Scholarship fundraiser at the Fullerton Inn, 40 The Common in Chester. The cost is $20 per person and tickets can be purchased by contacting Malcolm Summers at 875-5886. This event includes a vertical dinner, silent […]

Phase I work begins on Chester Public Tomb

Phase I work begins on Chester Public Tomb

Repair work has begun on Chester’s Public Tomb, on Main Street across from the Green. Built in 1850, the building shelters those who must await burial until after the ground thaws. The repair of the tomb’s walls and slate roof is the first project in Phase I of the combined restoration planned for the Public […]

mike with owl

Upcoming events: Weston screens Vermont Movie Part 4; multicultural ensemble in Putney; concert at Grounded4Life; film, discussion on returning war vets; literacy program for little ones; lecture on Col. Whiting at Fort at No. 4; retro prom to benefit breast cancer research; master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock subject of program; Crazy 8s math clubs at Rock Library; and BBB discusses current scams

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. April 24: Vermont Movie, Part 4 screened in Weston At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24, the Wilder Memorial Library, 24 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston, […]

Putney Library seeks book donations

The Putney Public Library is seeking book donations to support its annual Book and Plant Sale. DVDs and audiobooks and books of all kinds are welcome. However the library will not accept encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books and anything that is musty, moldy or in poor condition. Bring donations to the library at […]

Free gardening kits, classes available to 11 through St. Luke's

Free gardening kits, classes available to 11 through St. Luke’s

Ever wanted to have your own vegetable garden, but lacked the knowledge or money to get started? A grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont to St. Luke’s Church in Chester will make your garden easy and provide all the materials and instruction necessary for 11 people to have a functioning 9 foot by 12 […]

Grab those green bags and get ready for Green Up Day

Grab those green bags and get ready for Green Up Day

Vermont’s Green Up Day is Saturday, May 2, when it will be celebrating its 45th  anniversary. The town of Chester and the Chester Conservation Committee will be supporting Green Up Day by coordinating efforts, distributing Green Up bags, picking up large loads of trash and putting a dumpster at the Town Garage. Volunteers are encouraged […]

Create a perfect corned beef hash

Create a perfect corned beef hash

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Now I know some of you like your corned beef hash all scrambled up and served just plopped on your plate. There are times when I am in a hurry and simply heating up hash makes me happy. But the proper — and best — way of serving hash is by […]

Weston Playhouse honored with Actors' Equity diversity award

Weston Playhouse honored with Actors’ Equity diversity award

Weston Playhouse Theater Company has been awarded the 2015 Rosetta LeNoire Award from the Actors’ Equity Association, recognizing its long commitment to diversity in casting,  programming and the cultivation of new works. Only one LeNoire Award is given out annually. Weston artistic producer Steve Stettler accepted the award on April 10 in New York City […]

Upcoming event: Encore presentation of 'Anonymous People;' update on ministry in Czech Republic at Grounded4Life; BRAT hosts stormwater expo; spring book sale to benefit Rock Library; Vermont novelist brings 5th work to MVB; Senior Citizens Club holds luncheon; editing workshop in Bellows Falls; and SVAC issues call for artists

Upcoming event: Encore presentation of ‘Anonymous People;’ update on ministry in Czech Republic at Grounded4Life; BRAT hosts stormwater expo; spring book sale to benefit Rock Library; Vermont novelist brings 5th work to MVB; Senior Citizens Club holds luncheon; editing workshop in Bellows Falls; and SVAC issues call for artists

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. April 16: Addiction recovery film at GMUHS An encore presentation of “The Anonymous People,” concerning the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging […]

Local 4-H members excel at Regional Day

Vermont 4-H’ers from six clubs in Windham and Windsor counties participated in Southeast 4-H Regional Day, Saturday, March 28, at Springfield High School. The annual showcase of talent provided an opportunity for young people, ages 8 to 18, to share what they have learned through University of Vermont Extension 4-H projects through their state presentations, […]

Windows at Black River Academy Museum get needed repairs

Windows at Black River Academy Museum get needed repairs

The Black River Academy Museum in Ludlow is in the process of repairing and recaulking all of its historic windows.  The sashes are the original wooden ones and have not been modified with the addition of weather stripping or storm windows. This maintenance must be done on a regular basis and is ongoing expense of […]

Springfield senior wins Springfield Rotary speech contest

Springfield senior wins Springfield Rotary speech contest

Springfield High School senior David Bryant III was selected as the winner of the recent  4-Way Test Speech Contest sponsored by the Springfield Rotary Club. Bryant received a First Place award of $100 and will represent the club in the District Semifinals in Henniker, N.H., on Sunday, April 19. SHS senior Patrick Clancy was Second […]

Simple and quick curried vegetables make a tasty side dish

Simple and quick curried vegetables make a tasty side dish

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The touch of curry in this dish brings everything together rather nicely. I used yellow curry powder, but use whatever your heart desires. Be careful and remember that there are differing levels of heat in each curry blend. I do wish I could sit here and explain the differences between curries […]

Upcoming events: 'Songs for New World' at Northern Stage; presentation on the golden ratio; Chad Perron at Grounded4Life; research your Civil War ancestors; book sale at Rock Library; and gardening lecture at Wilder Library

Upcoming events: ‘Songs for New World’ at Northern Stage; presentation on the golden ratio; Chad Perron at Grounded4Life; research your Civil War ancestors; book sale at Rock Library; and gardening lecture at Wilder 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. April 8: Northern Stage presents ‘Songs for a New World’ A musical revue, “Songs for a New World” by Tony-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, runs April […]

Splurge with crabmeat-bacon stuffed potatoes

Splurge with crabmeat-bacon stuffed potatoes

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com T he combination of bacon with well, just about anything, makes a dish that much better, don’t you agree? Cheesy, greasy, briny and delicious, this stuffed potato dish is truly a recipe for those who want to splurge. If desired, use 2 (6-ounce) cans crabmeat, drained. 3 russet potatoes 5 slices […]

Weston Playhouse presents Broadway Boot Camp for teens

Offering high school students an opportunity to learn what it takes to be a Broadway performer, Burr and Burton Academy is partnering with Vermont’s oldest professional theater company in presenting The Weston Playhouse Theatre Co.’s Broadway Boot Camp in Manchester from Monday, Aug. 3 to Friday, Aug. 21. After working with the cast of Weston’s […]

Upcoming events: Maggie Lake's work in Putney; Holy Week at St. Luke's; Discussing affects of VT marijuana legalization; Nepalese teacher speaks at Chester Rotary; West River Montessori School open house; SMCS Advisory quarterly meeting; Grounded4Life Good Friday Celebration; New Palma Poetry seminar; 'Songs for a New World' at Northern Stage; Wilderness programs at Grafton Nature Museum

Upcoming events: Maggie Lake’s work in Putney; Holy Week at St. Luke’s; Discussing affects of VT marijuana legalization; Nepalese teacher speaks at Chester Rotary; West River Montessori School open house; SMCS Advisory quarterly meeting; Grounded4Life Good Friday Celebration; New Palma Poetry seminar; ‘Songs for a New World’ at Northern Stage; Wilderness programs at Grafton Nature Museum

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. March 30: Putney Library exhibits work of Maggie Lake In honor of the life and work of local artist Maggie Lake (1954-2015) the Putney Public Library […]

With anticipation: Books from our to-read lists

With anticipation: Books from our to-read lists

By John Hoover © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last month, I asked the staff of Misty Valley Books to discuss what they were reading at the time. This month, I asked them to pick a book from their “to read” list and tell us what sparks their interest. Lynne begins our look into the future […]