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American Martens and Winter Animal Tracking: Join Vermont Wildlife Biologist Chris Bernier for Two Unique Wildlife Programs with The Nature Museum
Posted: January 12, 2018
The Nature Museum invites wildlife lovers to join two one-of-a-kind animal programs with Chris Bernier, wildlife biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. The first program, "The American Marten Comes Back to Vermont," will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 7:00 PM at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street, Chester, Vermont. The following Saturday, February 10 at 9:00 AM, Bernier, a wildlife tracking expert with over a quarter century of experience, will offer an intensive workshop, "The Art and Science of Animal Tracking," on a remote private property in Andover, VT which features several different habitats.
Springfield Wrestlers Sweep Mt Abe Tourney
Posted: January 9, 2018
At a tournament in Bristol, Vermont this past weekend, Springfield wrestlers took home some serious hardware. Seniors John Stafford Jr, Matt Prosser, Matt LaChapelle, Bradley Bennett, and Lucas Saunders joined sophomore Brandon Bennett in the "gold club" at the top of their respective podiums, while senior Trent Lewis-Briere claimed a bronze medal.
February Winter Vacation Nature Programs for Kids at The Nature Museum at Grafton
Posted: January 6, 2018
Here are calendar listings for two upcoming nature programs at The Nature Museum at Grafton in February 2018 for local students while they are on winter vacation.
Posted: December 29, 2017
The first Chester Conservation Committee (CCC) meeting of 2018 will be held at the Fullerton Inn and take place on January 4 at 5:15 pm. CCC member Gary King will be doing a presentation.
The Nature Museum at Grafton January 2018 Nature Programs
Posted: December 20, 2017
The Nature Museum at Grafton is featuring two upcoming nature program in January 2018: one program for families The Secret Lives of Winter: Active Animals and Finding Their Clues - and one program for preschoolers - Winter Animal Wonders: How Animals Survive the Winter.
Local Community Activist Gary King To Speak At Rotary Event
Posted: December 20, 2017
On Thursday, January 4, at 5:15 pm, Chester resident Gary King will address Rotary's First Thursday's event at the Fullerton Inn. Gary will talk about a wide variety of topics including the continuing development of the Disc Golf course at the Pinnacle and the recent initiatives undertaken by the Chester Conservation Committee.
Inner Fire Receives Act 250 Approval for Construction of a 12-bed Therapeutic and Community Residence in Brookline, VT
Posted: December 18, 2017
After nearly a year, Inner Fire, Inc. has received an Act 250 development permit that authorizes the construction of a 12-bed therapeutic and community residence for up to 12 adults, an art barn and associated infrastructure. The project will be located on 26 Parker Road, in Brookline, VT.
Nature For Everyone: The Nature Museum Expands Acreage And Accessibility
Posted: December 15, 2017
In southern Vermont, the team at The Nature Museum is working to create one more option for outdoorspeople of all abilities. With the recent addition of 3.5-acre land donation to the Museum's outdoor classroom, plans are underway to create a wheelchair-accessible outdoor experience for visitors of all ages and abilities. This trail will be open to all visitors, and will be used year-round in the Museum's nature programming for adults, families, and children.
Bonnie's Bundles Holiday Sale
Posted: December 14, 2017
For November and December, Bonnie's Bundles Dolls has exhibited at the Whiting Library in Chester. The show features a nearly fifty-year timeline that tells the story of cloth doll artist, Bonnie Watters, having sold nearly 15,000 dolls in 49 years.
Posted: November 20, 2017
Tom Bock, Vermont state representative from the Windsor 3-1 District, which includes Chester, Andover, Baltimore and North Springfield will be the First Thursday Chester Rotary speaker on December 7, 2017. The event will start at 5:15 and take place at the Fullerton Inn. Representative Bock will transport attendees to the VT capitol in Montpelier and talk about the past legislative session, upcoming initiatives, budget issues and regulatory mandates placed on local governments.
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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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Thursday, February 8
A Wildlife Program for the Whole Family: "The Martens Come Back to Vermont" with Chris Bernier and The Nature Museum
NewsBank Conference Center
352 Main Street
Chester, Vermont
Saturday, February 10
"The Art and Science of Animal Tracking": An Interactive Workshop on Snowshoes
Presented by The Nature Museum and Chris Bernier, VT Wildlife Biologist
Andover, VT
Tickets are $25 until February 1 and $30 after. For more information, visit, or call (802) 843-2111.
Monday, February 19
Wild Walkers: A Winter Survival Skills Camp for Ages 10 to 14
The Nature Museum
186 Townshend Road
Grafton, VT
Get outside while you're on school break this year with Wild Walkers, a daylong outdoor adventure suited for youth ages 10 to 14.
February 21 - February 22
Brave Bears: An Outdoor Wilderness Camp for Ages 6 to 9
The Nature Museum
186 Townshend Road
Grafton, VT
Explore your wild side this winter break with Brave Bears!
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