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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.
Posted: May 13, 2018
Financial literacy puts change in your pocket and you can make that happen by attending Chester-Andover Family Center's Financial Literacy Class. Do not pass Go. Go directly to the next free class presented by People's United Bank and learn how to prepare and follow a personal spending plan.
Black River Action Team Unveils Plans For Water Quality Monitoring in Southeastern Vermont in 2018
Posted: May 13, 2018
The Black River Action Team, in their 6th year of water quality monitoring in southeastern Vermont, unveils plans for 2018.
Posted: April 9, 2018
"PLAY BALL" - those are the words you'll hear on Saturday, May 12, 2018 for the 3rd Annual Donald I Gurney Sr. Field Day - A Celebration of Springfield Athletics. The idea for this event came to fruition in 2016 when the Booster Club wanted to recognize Mr. Gurney as not only the founder of the Springfield Booster Club but also as a major contributor and supporter of Springfield and its youth.
Posted: April 5, 2018
Here are the notes from the Chester Conservation Committee Meeting held April 3, 2018.
Springfield Wrestlers Make Local Waves At Back-To-Back Wrestling Tournaments
Posted: March 26, 2018
Earlier this month, Springfield hosted their annual back-to-back wrestling tournaments and saw record numbers. The Schweitzer Memorial K-8 tournament welcomed over 260 youth wrestlers from all over the tri-state area; special guest Bob Backlund of WWE fame made a surprise appearance and wowed the entire crowd.
Posted: March 16, 2018
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 313 Main Street, Chester, invites you to join us in our journey through Holy Week and Easter Services.
Posted: March 16, 2018
St. Luke's Church, 313 Main Street in Chester, will celebrate a traditional Seder Meal on Wednesday evening, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Willard Hall. The text for the evening, the "Haggadah," includes songs, readings, and responses, along with explanations of the various symbolic foods that will be used to tell the Exodus story.
Posted: March 9, 2018
The Partners in Service Committee of St. Luke's Church invites you to participate in a No Show: Do Not Attend Maple Fest Dinner to benefit the annual projects of PINS (Partners in Service) Easter dinners, back-to-school backpacks, payments for summer camp, and being available for requests when individual needs and emergencies arise.
Invest in historic art and help our town.
I have a selection of limited edition prints of the Chester Village Green, the Stone Village and historic village vignettes framed and unframed.
Call Lew Watters at 802.875.2114 or email
Helps Vermonters put three balanced meals a day on the table. Most households get at least $50 each month for food. If you qualify, you could get a monthly payment that helps you buy more food.
To learn more, visit or dial 2-1-1.

Wednesday, May 23
Free Financial Literacy Class At Chester-Andover Family Center
Chester-Andover Family Center
908 VT Route 103 South
Chester, VT
For further details, please call the Chester-Andover Family Center at 875-323
Friday, June 8
Slow Birding With The Bird Diva: Part 1
Slow Birding Talk
NewsBank Conference Center
Join us for this special presentation and Q&A with The Bird Diva. Light refreshments from the Grafton Village Bakery will be served. For more information or to register, visit, or call 802-843-2111. Pre-registration is $7 per person: tickets are $10 at the door. 7pm
Saturday, June 9
Slow Birding With The Bird Diva: Part 2
Field Session
The Bird Diva will take us on a slow birding adventure through the forests and fields of a private property in Grafton. $20 per person. 7:30am-10:30am
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