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Posted: July 12, 2018
The Chester Historic Preservation Committee [CHPC] is seeking input on uses for both the big Jeffrey Barn, near the Stone Village, and the Yosemite Fire House. Both historic buildings are located heading north out of Chester Depot on Route 103. Committee members want to follow up on all appropriate community leads and suggestions to ascertain what is both practical and best for Chester and its history.
Posted: July 6, 2018
Looking back at our 150-year history at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Main Street in Chester, for nearly eighty years we had no parish hall, no kitchen and sometimes dinners and even church services were held in Wiley Hall, the second floor of what was the Carpenter's Emporium, a gift from Susan Wiley, a Fullerton daughter.
Posted: July 2, 2018
In May, The Nature Museum hosted a sold-out crowd at the Grafton Inn for an exciting, educational evening with "Journey to the Bottom of the Earth: An Adventure in Antarctica." Due to popular demand, this incredible adventure travelogue will return for one night only on July 11!
Posted: June 19, 2018
At its annual meeting on June 11, the CAFC board of directors elected a new slate of officers to lead the center over the next year. Elected were President Stephanie Mahoney, Vice-President Kris Winnicki, Secretary Georgia Ethier, Treasurer Mariette Bock and Assistant Treasurer Suellen Slater.
Diver Annette Spaulding Shares Her Discoveries at Grand Opening of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder on Saturday, June 23
Posted: June 12, 2018
Join The Nature Museum and master diver Annette Spaulding, who has been diving in the Connecticut River for over 30 years, for the grand re-opening of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 23! From 10 AM to 4 PM, Annette will be sharing stories and showing artifacts she has found on her dives.
Southeastern VT lakes, ponds, and rivers need your help - become a Vermont Invasive Patroller (VIP)
Posted: June 8, 2018
Join VT DEC Lakes & Ponds staff at a Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIP) workshop to learn how to monitor lakes, ponds and rivers for aquatic invasive species, survey healthy native plant populations, and reduce the threat of aquatic invasive species introductions. Learn the differences between native, exotic, nuisance and invasive species; how invasive species are introduced and established; how to differentiate invasive aquatic plants and animals from native lookalikes (plants will be emphasized); and how to conduct surveys for aquatic invasive plants in water bodies. Interested participants are encouraged to join the statewide network of volunteers who survey for aquatic invasive species in their favorite lake, pond or river.
Posted: May 29, 2018
Here are the events scheduled at The Nature Museum from June through September.
Our Nighttime Jewels: Discover The Moths of Vermont With JoAnne Russo and The Nature Museum
Posted: May 22, 2018
Did you know that some moths have ears on their abdomens? Vermont has about 2000 species of moths, all with fascinating adaptations to help them thrive in flight and at night. Join entomologist JoAnne Russo and The Nature Museum on June 14 for an illustrated introduction to the world of moths, and you'll learn to identify the moths visiting your porch light this summer!
Battenkill Conservancy's Adopt a Stream Training - Thursday, May 17 at Varak Park
Posted: May 16, 2018
Carolyn Koestner, a recent graduate of Skidmore College's Environmental Science Program will be conducting the training for EarthEcho's Water Quality Monitoring Kit this Thursday, May 17 at 4pm. The training will take place at the Owl Kill, at Varak Park in Cambridge. It is the small stream that passes through the Village of Cambridge where the previously the little green covered bridge was located.
A New Way To Bird: Slow Birding With The Bird Diva
Posted: May 13, 2018
Bird Diva Bridget Butler offers a new way to bird: slow birding. Based on the work by authors Donald and Lillian Stokes of the Bird Behavior books and the teachings of John Young and Dan Gardoqui, who wrote What the Robin Knows, slow birding is an approach which encourages us to slow down and develop a deeper connection to birds, rather than the traditional chase-and-identify birding.
St. Luke's Church 80th August Supper
I have a selection of limited edition prints of the Chester Village Green, the Stone Village and historic village vignettes framed and unframed.
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Saturday, August 4
80th August Supper On The Lawn at St. Luke's
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Main Street
Chester, VT
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