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Springfield Medical seeks Advisory Group participants

All are invited to participate in Springfield Medical Care Systems’ Community Advisory Group, which meets quarterly, in collaboration with its Community Health Team and health team partner agencies including local community health and human services organizations and stakeholders. The 2015 quarterly meetings of the SMCS Advisory Group will be held at Springfield Hospital Library on […]

Northern Stage hires assistant director/director of education

Northern Stage hires assistant director/director of education

Lillian King, Northern Stage’s new assistant artistic director and director of education, will make her Northern Stage directorial debut with the upcoming production of Blithe Spirit. A recent graduate of Boston University’s School of Theatre, King was the assistant director on Rocky the Musical and Peter and the Starcatcher, both on Broadway. King grew up […]

Upcoming events: Music at Grounded4Life; Hidden Kitchen classes focus on meats; genealogy workshop at Rock Library; Baby Boomers Expo in Burlington; cross-stitch class in Springfield and free solar energy workshop

Upcoming events: Music at Grounded4Life; Hidden Kitchen classes focus on meats; genealogy workshop at Rock Library; Baby Boomers Expo in Burlington; cross-stitch class in Springfield and free solar energy workshop

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. Jan. 30: The Savage Sisters + Ken at Grounded4Life On Friday, Jan. 30, Grounded4Life will host the musical group the Savage Sisters+Ken, with Christina (Savage) Goding […]

Turn leftover meatballs into a game-day snack

Turn leftover meatballs into a game-day snack

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com H ave any meatballs left over from last week? Here is the perfect vehicle. Actually more than a bite, these Yankee cornbread-‘plated’ meatballs are perfect for elegant dining as well as finger food for that great game. Use your favorite cheese in lieu of cheddar if desired. A heavily smoked cheddar […]

Six new authors highlighted at New Voices this weekend

Six new authors will discuss their work during Misty Valley Books’ annual  New Voices event on 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the First Universalist Church in Chester’s Stone Village. Tickets are $10 and available at the bookstore. Seating is limited. This year’s writers’ books cover such subjects as war, crime, journalism, Appalachia, rock […]

Upcoming events: Indian Cooking classes in Rockingham; learn about Medicare; Zen Master film on mindfulness screened; concert at Grounded4Life; Vermont documentary at Weston library; writing workshop in Bellows Falls; family band at Pizza Stone; and community choir seeks young singers

Upcoming events: Indian Cooking classes in Rockingham; learn about Medicare; Zen Master film on mindfulness screened; concert at Grounded4Life; Vermont documentary at Weston library; writing workshop in Bellows Falls; family band at Pizza Stone; and community choir seeks young singers

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. Jan. 20: Yagna Inn’s Indian Cooking series continues In keeping with Yagna’s mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding, Yagna Inn launched its first series of cooking classes […]

These meatballs are the best in comfort foods

These meatballs are the best in comfort foods

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I  adore meatballs  — and who doesn’t?  I eat spaghetti and meatballs every single day of the week.  After years of experimenting, and although I never made a meatball I didn’t like, I  believe these meatballs are the best of the best in the Italian realm of comfort food. I think […]

Lions Club holds food drive for Family Center

Lions Club holds food drive for Family Center

The Chester Lions Club will be holding a food drive to benefit the Food Shelf at the Chester-Andover Family Center 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16. A table will be set up at Lisai’s Chester Market on Depot Street. You can bring your items for drop off at the table or stop by, pick […]

Upcoming events: Nature Museum hosts preschool programs; ML King celebration at Stone Church; quintet at Grounded4Life; Northern Stage presents new works; Okemo hosts free laser show, fireworks; and Specker and Wood perform at Hapgood store

Upcoming events: Nature Museum hosts preschool programs; ML King celebration at Stone Church; quintet at Grounded4Life; Northern Stage presents new works; Okemo hosts free laser show, fireworks; and Specker and Wood perform at Hapgood store

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. Jan. 15: Preschool natural science programs at Nature Museum Join a community of parents and budding environmentalists and scientists with the Nature Museum at Grafton’s Mighty […]

SVAC opens 65th anniversary season with solo artists exhibits

The Southern Vermont Arts Center kicks off its 2015 season with a selection of solo exhibitions in the Yester House Galleries located at 930 SVAC Drive in Manchester. The Winter Solo Show will welcome nine member artists to present a selection of original artworks, all available for purchase. The exhibit runs Saturday, Jan. 17 through […]

Black River Produce donates property to BR Good Neighbors

Black River Produce donates property to BR Good Neighbors

LUDLOW The board of directors of Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow has announced the receipt of a major gift from Black River Produce of North Springfield. The owners of BRP, Mark Curran and Steve Birge, have given the Ludlow-based food shelf the land on which BRP first ran their wholesale business in the […]

Warm your spirits with Depression era rum-raisin cake

Warm your spirits with Depression era rum-raisin cake

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Depression cake was a popular treat during, of course, the Depression era here in the United States. It didn’t include eggs, butter and milk because these were rationed and expensive during this time. On the same hand, apples were abundant, cheap and used excessively. The topping of boiled raisins actually far […]

Upcoming events: Grounded4Life hosts old-fashioned game night; knitting classes offered at Art Garden

Upcoming events: Grounded4Life hosts old-fashioned game night; knitting classes offered at Art Garden

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. Jan. 9: Grounded4Life holds old-fashioned game night Grounded4Life invites you to bring your favorite non-electronic game and join in on some old fashioned fun at 7 […]

Limas add a updated, fresh taste to old-time pork and beans

Limas add a updated, fresh taste to old-time pork and beans

By Jim Bailey I  developed this recipe with an “old time” mind. An ancestor of mine, it was written, shared his meager supper with a Scotsman back in 1793, consisting of a “small piece of pork and a parcel of beans.” I took that and ran with it, so to speak. You should find this […]

Fire-side reading: The warmth of a good book from classics to mysteries

Fire-side reading: The warmth of a good book from classics to mysteries

By John Hoover ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The winter solstice has come and gone and the days are getting longer. However, the nights are still plenty long and, with little else to do, it is the perfect time to pick up a good book to help you pass a long winter’s evening. Fix yourself a […]

College of Fine Arts gets second million-dollar donation

MONTPELIER Vermont College of Fine Arts has received a second $1 million gift from an anonymous donor in December, President Thomas Greene recently announced. With the gift, the college has raised $3.4 million toward its newly public $3.5 million capital campaign. The two $1 million gifts for the “Campaign for VCFA” are the largest in […]

Upcoming events: Sundaes and laughs at grounded4Life; Windham Orchestra holds open rehearsal; and Brattleboro Concert Choir holds two performances

Upcoming events: Sundaes and laughs at grounded4Life; Windham Orchestra holds open rehearsal; and Brattleboro Concert Choir holds two performances

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. Jan. 2: Warm up your new year at grounded4Life Join grounded4Life and kick off 2015 with sundaes and funny videos beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2. […]

Use wonton wrappers to make easy squash-cheese ravioli

Use wonton wrappers to make easy squash-cheese ravioli

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com What a great way to use leftover mashed squash as well as mashing squash just for this recipe. There is no sauce needed for this great, and simplified, version of ravioli. I used a pizza cutter to round each of these filled wrappers, but this in not needed. 16 wonton wrappers […]

Upcoming events: SVAC holds kids art camps; 'Secret Garden' premieres; GMUHS screens film on U.S. addiction treatment; and Rockingham Library hosts writers' workshops, chess, geneology groups

Upcoming events: SVAC holds kids art camps; ‘Secret Garden’ premieres; GMUHS screens film on U.S. addiction treatment; and Rockingham Library hosts writers’ workshops, chess, geneology groups

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. Dec. 23: Kids art camps at SVAC’s Createplace in Manchester The Southern Vermont Arts Center’s School Break Kids Camps returns this year with a twist: the […]

David's House hires new director, expands facility for families with hospitalized infants

David’s House hires new director, expands facility for families with hospitalized infants

LEBANON, NH David’s House, pictured above, a nonprofit organization providing a home away from home to families from across Vermont with hospitalized children, is starting the New Year with a new executive director, new board and expanded facility capable of welcoming more people than ever before. Jaye Olmstead, who served as development director for the […]