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OurChester | Community + Tourism + Commerce in Chester, Vermont
Chester, Vermont Stone Village

About Us

The website, founded by Lew Watters in 2007, was originally created for the purpose of providing citizens information concerning a controversial issue that was dividing the town at that time. Our mission was to give voice to the opposition to the proposed quarry by O'Neil Sand and Gravel, which has been resolved. The permit and appeal were denied.

Since that time, our mission was to highlight important community issues affecting this beautiful community in central Vermont. Now, we are expanding that mission, working towards greater tourism and business development, along with strengthening our community outreach and support for the the wonderful projects taking place in this vibrant town.

Lew Watters is now Editor-At-Large for an expanded news and information website that we hope will benefit residents, business and visitors alike.

As editor Mary H. Nowlan wrote in Vermont Life, "Times change... People here work hard, value self-reliance, enjoy the outdoors, cherish the landscape, help their neighbors, and think for themselves." In that spirit, we will continue to publish news and events that enhance and enrich our Chester.

In addition, we want to encourage tourism, promote area businesses and support cultural development. This is a unique and picturesque town that includes the Stone Village, a unique cluster of stone houses, a church and a one-room school house, as well as modern and energetic artists, businesses, craftspeople, and others who contribute to a vibrant and growing community.


Publisher: Matt Mrowicki
Editor-At-Large: Lew Watters is owned and operated by Impression Technologies LLC.

Mission Statement

To celebrate our quality of life with one another.
To be good stewards of all that we have now and for our children.
To promote and support our community, region and state.

Chester Whiting Library
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.

Saturday, December 2
St. Luke's Christmas Tea
One of the most festive events of Chester's Overture to Christmas is the St. Luke's Christmas Tea and Sale. On Saturday, December 2nd, Willard Hall will be filled with the sounds, smells and surprises of Christmas.
Thursday, December 7
First Thursday Chester Rotary: Tom Bock Shares News from the Vermont Statehouse
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.
Fullerton Inn
Chester, VT
Friday, December 8
An Interactive Nature Program for Preschoolers: "Learning from the Abenaki"
The Nature Museum at Grafton
The Mighty Acorns Club provides creative, exploratory preschool programs which celebrate curiosity and encourage a love and respect for the natural world. On Friday, December 8, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, the Mighty Acorns Club will experience "Being Connected to Nature: Learning from the Abenaki." You and your young nature-lover will investigate Abenaki artifacts, hear the Abenaki story of creation, and go on a scavenger hunt outdoors to test observation skills in nature. We will discover what life was like before our time, and how the Abenaki have developed a strong relationship with the land through hunting and gathering. When pre-registered on-line, The Mighty Acorns Club costs $5 per child. Drop-ins are welcome at the door for $8. To register, or for more information: visit or call 802-843-2111.
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