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Create an easier but still tempting Sicilian Cassata

Create an easier but still tempting Sicilian Cassata

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The directions for Strawberry Plum Cassata look long and tedious but trust me on this. My recipe gives you the same great taste as the Sicilian original, but with far less ingredients and a prep time that is cut in half. If desired, replace the orange juice with Grand Marnier or […]

Nuanced performances make powerful 'All My Sons' a must-see

Nuanced performances make powerful ‘All My Sons’ a must-see

By David Lampe-Wilson 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse completes its 80th season on a dramatic high note as a secret destroys an American Dream in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, playing through Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Weston Playhouse. The play is part of the Playhouse’s American Masters Series – and it is dark, […]

Andover celebration helps fill scholarship coffers

Andover celebration helps fill scholarship coffers

By Kevin Kunze ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 20 artists, craftspeople and bakers lined the grounds of the Andover Town Hall on Saturday to show and sell their wares under warm blue skies for the third annual Andover Day Fair. (See photo gallery below.) Music by fiddler John Specker and his daughters, Ida Mae […]

Pokemon Go -- and its fans -- take to the streets in s. Vermont

Pokemon Go — and its fans — take to the streets in s. Vermont

By Kevin Cudabac 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC While you won’t see thousands of Pokemon Go players bumping into each other in front of the Vermont Country Store in Weston or swarming the Green in Chester, there are plenty of historical landmarks, unique shops and cafes in the region to keep the most avid players interested. […]

Arts events: Aug. 25 through Aug. 28, 2016

Arts events: Aug. 25 through Aug. 28, 2016

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in their Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Aug. 25: Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ at Weston Playhouse Beginning […]

Community events: Aug. 25 through Aug. 28, 2016

Community events: Aug. 25 through Aug. 28, 2016

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in their Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Aug. 25: Paint the Garden Path at a Paint and Sip […]

A trip back in time for a Canaan Country Kitchen recipe

A trip back in time for a Canaan Country Kitchen recipe

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I remember so well one of my parents’ first restaurants in Maine. It was the Canaan Country Kitchen. It was here that I first learned his recipe for cole slaw dressing that I have never had since. So what a perfect marriage, combining cole slaw, great dressing, some crunchy vegetables and […]

Multi-talented cast carries multi-character 'Murder for Two'

Multi-talented cast carries multi-character ‘Murder for Two’

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse continues its summer season at its Other Stage with “Murder for Two,” a frivolous musical that sends up murder mysteries and their attendant tropes. While its premise is clever — two actors play all parts including detective, victim and suspects — your enjoyment will depend on […]

BRGNS seek goods and furniture for thrift store sale

BRGNS seek goods and furniture for thrift store sale

The folks at Black River Good Neighbor Services are seeking donations of saleable goods for their thrift store at 37B Main St. in Ludlow. The store carries all kinds of donated items. They are in particular need of infant clothing, kitchen utensils, fall clothing, hats and waterproof gloves.  BRGNS sells furniture from its store at 105 […]

Community events: Aug. 15 through Aug. 21, 2016

Community events: Aug. 15 through Aug. 21, 2016

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in their Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Aug. 15: Yoga and music for the family Lila Specker, a […]

Sticky, spicy sausage and bell peppers are 'picnic perfect'

Sticky, spicy sausage and bell peppers are ‘picnic perfect’

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com What would summer be without the stickiness that is barbecue and the smell of sausages floating overhead? Try this sweet, yet spicy, recipe that pairs well with anything you can lug to the picnic table. … and then some! 2 tablespoons pure olive oil 2 Italian sausage links, sliced 1/2-inch thick […]

Ground breaks, curtain rises on next act for Weston Playhouse

Ground breaks, curtain rises on next act for Weston Playhouse

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Years of planning and designing came to a close Sunday as the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company officially broke ground for its new arts center on the corner of Route 100 and the Andover Weston Road. What will not come to an end however is fund raising for […]

Celebration of Life for Marlene Whitacre to be held Aug. 21

Celebration of Life for Marlene Whitacre to be held Aug. 21

A Celebration of Life in remembrance of Marlene Whitacre will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the White Church in Grafton, immediately followed by a reception across the street in the Grafton Chapel till 3 p.m. All are invited to gather with her family, friends and neighbors to share […]

14 in Chester honored for 20-plus years of service

14 in Chester honored for 20-plus years of service

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Before getting down to a regular agenda on Wednesday, Aug. 3, the Chester Select Board took a few minutes to recognize 14 people who have served the town of Chester for as many as 35 years. The Vermont Public Service Award is given every five years by […]

Community events: Aug. 11 through Aug. 14, 2016

Community events: Aug. 11 through Aug. 14, 2016

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. Aug. 11: Play Bali at Rock Library Join Celia Bohannon […]

Arts events: Aug. 11, 2016

Arts events: Aug. 11, 2016

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. Aug. 11: Cold Chocolate wraps up Chester Concert Series From […]

Chester EMS offers EMT qualifying course

Chester EMS offers EMT qualifying course

District 11 EMS is looking for anyone 16 years old or older to join its teams, and will be holding an Emergency Medical Technician course starting Wednesday, Aug. 24 in Chester. This course will take students through the Emergency Medical Responder entry level course followed by the added hours needed to reach the EMT level. […]

Tangy spiced apple pie harbors a healthy secret

Tangy spiced apple pie harbors a healthy secret

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a perfectly spiced apple pie with a tangy bite that entirely compliments the apples. And the surprise? I added some summer squash — and neither you nor anyone else will know the difference. It’s a great way to get those vegetables into your children without their knowledge. Try peeled, […]

Take a chance on Weston's exuberant 'Mamma Mia'

Take a chance on Weston’s exuberant ‘Mamma Mia’

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Take a sitcom script, a passel of Swedish disco-era tunes and some lively dancing and you have “Mamma Mia!” the long-running Broadway musical now in production at Weston Playhouse. On the Greek island of Kalokairi, young Sophie is preparing her wedding and wants her father to walk her […]

Arts events, Aug. 1 through Aug. 10, 2016

Arts events, Aug. 1 through Aug. 10, 2016

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. Aug. 1: Photography of Jimmy ienner Jr. Beginning Aug. 1 […]