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Dakin takes over as president of Chester Rotary

Dakin takes over as president of Chester Rotary

The Chester Rotary Club observed the Passing of the Gavel to new President Bill Dakin on Thursday, June 25. Dakin becomes the service organization’s 75 president. Outgoing President Brian Morris started off the ceremony by stressing that the Chester Rotary is a small but effective club achieving its goals through the dedication of its members. […]

Mexican style orzo features chilies and clams

Mexican style orzo features chilies and clams

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not only do dried chilies give a uniquely piquant flavor to just about any recipe, when you briefly toast them their flavor comes out. If you cook them too long, they become bitter and it’s quite noticeable, so keep a close eye on them. Try this fragrant hot tomato-chili sauce tossed […]

'Pump Boys and Dinettes' serves up non-stop, high-octane fun

‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’ serves up non-stop, high-octane fun

By David Lampe-Wilson © 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse serves up a heapin’ helpin’of piping-hot, southern-fried jubilation with its opening production Pump Boys and Dinettes, an unpretentious evening of song, dance and musical fun. The show, seen during a preview performance, has a slim thread of a plot that runs through it, but that never […]

Crown Point Realtors raise funds for fire victims

Crown Point Realtors raise funds for fire victims

On Saturday, May 23, the Crown Point Board of Realtors held its 7th annual Memorial Day Weekend Tag Sale at the Gazebo in Ludlow. This year the weather cooperated, resulting in a successful sale. Many volunteers showed up as well as many shoppers who spent their money on items for a good cause. The goal […]

Chester quilter Ippolito makes history with top two awards from state quilt fest

Chester quilter Ippolito makes history with top two awards from state quilt fest

Norma Ippolito of Chester received the top two awards at the Vermont Quilt Festival held this past weekend at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. Along with a ribbon for Exceptional Merit, her quilt, “Celestial Sedona,” won ribbons for Best of Show and the Governor’s Award for the best Vermont Quilt. This is the […]

Whiting Library seeks youth services librarian

Whiting Library on Main Street in Chester is seeking a youth services librarian. The position entails all aspects of librarianship, programming and attention to the needs of children and teens. The candidate must be creative, dynamic and flexible, possess strong communication and organizational skills, and be able to interact with people of all ages in […]

Upcoming events: Learn about scrapbooking; Independence Day celebrations galore; magic show, music and more

Upcoming events: Learn about scrapbooking; Independence Day celebrations galore; magic show, music and more

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. Workshops July: Summer activities at Book Nook Throughout July, the Book Nook will host a variety of summer fun activities at the store at 136 Main St. […]

Weston's 'Junie B. Jones' a sugar cookie delight for kids, adults alike

Weston’s ‘Junie B. Jones’ a sugar cookie delight for kids, adults alike

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are many things to look at in judging whether a show is successful or not. There are the performances, of course, but there’s also lighting, sets, costumes, staging and choreography among others. When it comes to a show for kids, however, there’s one more thing – […]

Tropical meatballs perfect for a 4th of July celebrated outdoors

Tropical meatballs perfect for a 4th of July celebrated outdoors

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com You can cook these meatballs in a skillet or in the oven, but why not try something out of the ordinary and delightfully outdoorsy? These tropical inspired meatballs are perfectly complimented with smoking, and when served with plain or fried rice of your choice, they will be a winner at any […]

Fun and easy reads to crack open under the July sun

Fun and easy reads to crack open under the July sun

By John Hoover ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Hopefully, dear readers, you will be able to get away on vacation sometime this summer. If you do, and you’re like us here at Misty Valley Books, you’ll want to take something to read with you. Just in the nick of time we’re here to provide you with our […]

Upcoming events: Quilt fest; fund-raising for BRAM, Race for Cure, Cavendish Historical Society and Humane Society; music at Grounded4Life; Nepal trekker talks at Rotary; and 'Jefferson & Adams' at SVAC

Upcoming events: Quilt fest; fund-raising for BRAM, Race for Cure, Cavendish Historical Society and Humane Society; music at Grounded4Life; Nepal trekker talks at Rotary; and ‘Jefferson & Adams’ at SVAC

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. Fairs & Festivals June 26: Vermont Quilt Festival celebrates color, creativity The 39th annual Vermont Quilt Festival returns to the Champlain Valley Exposition at 105 Pearl […]

Goodman's Pizza, Crown Point Realtors give back to Cavendish

Goodman’s Pizza, Crown Point Realtors give back to Cavendish

Goodman’s Pizza to donate portion of profits to Cavendish fund Beginning with the first Cavendish Concert on the Green — at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, the Goodman’s famous wood-fired Pizzamobile will be serving hot, fresh custom ordered pizzas, and donating a portion of the profits to the Cavendish Community Fund. The concerts will be […]

Pick these pickled watermelon rinds for a picnic treat

Pick these pickled watermelon rinds for a picnic treat

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I  don’t generally eat anything pickled. But because I know exactly what I am putting in this recipe, I use these pickles for everything from burgers to fish to grilled sausages. Go ahead. Don’t waste any part of that watermelon, starting … right … now!   4 cups small diced watermelon […]

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Upcoming events: Art exhibits, spiritual music, music series, Waggin’ Tales and a Race for the Cure

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. Arts June 20: SCAC opens solo art exhibitions The Southern Vermont Arts Center will open a new series of solo exhibitions with a reception 2–4 p.m. […]

Vermont venues offer a summer of musicals, dramas and comedies

Vermont venues offer a summer of musicals, dramas and comedies

By David Lampe-Wilson © 2015 – Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont’s summer months offer an array of pleasures – from long hikes on hidden trails to backyard get-togethers with friends and family. In addition to the natural wonders of a short, cherished season, we also look forward to the arrival of the summer theater season. From […]

Wilder Memorial Library receives grant from Vermont Country Store

Wilder Memorial Library receives grant from Vermont Country Store

The Wilder Memorial Library in Weston has received a $2,500 grant from the Vermont Country Store to fund two of the library summer children’s programs and a series for adults. The  Every Hero Has A Story programming will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in July and feature master storytellers, musicians and magicians. The […]

Family of ill 20-year-old Jamaica man raising money for medical trips

Jamaica Since birth, 20-year-old Cody Morin of Jamaica, Vt., has been living with a dysfunctional liver. To support the costly trips to Dartmouth and Boston for medical care, his family is raising money. Morin’s condition requires a liver transplant and, until then, his condition can only be helped with operations that provide temporary relief for […]

RVTC students aid Chester Townscape beautification work

RVTC students aid Chester Townscape beautification work

Chester Townscape, formerly known as the Chester Beautification Committee, has continued to bring together dedicated volunteers, organizations and town departments to improve the appearance and economic sustainability of Chester. On Thursday, May 21, Chester Townscape arranged for  instructor John Harmer and seven horticulture students from River Valley Technical Center in Springfield to hold the first […]

Volunteers sought for July 18 Race for the Cure; kid chefs sought for TV's 'Chopped'

Volunteers sought for July 18 Race for the Cure; kid chefs sought for TV’s ‘Chopped’

MANCHESTER The 23rd annual Komen Vermont Race for the Cure – which takes place this year on Saturday, July 18,  at Riley Rink at Hunter Park in Manchester – is looking for volunteers for before, during and after the 5K walk,  5K run and 10K run. Volunteers with or without experience are invited to help […]

Salmon hors d'oeuvres are made simply, but look fancy

Salmon hors d’oeuvres are made simply, but look fancy

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Simple yet fancy, these are delicious smoked salmon appetizers. I think the buttery flavor of inexpensive, round crackers pairs perfectly with fish so heave-ho to the fancy crisps and opt for a truly frugal, but better tasting base for your summer get-together. 12 ounces smoked salmon, cut into bite-sized pieces 20 […]