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Posted: September 17, 2018
On Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 10:00-3:00, Columbus Weekend, the Chester Andover Family Center will hold a HUGE "Christmas Under the Tent" sale. Holiday items for decorating, entertaining and gift giving will be available. We will have toys, gifts, items for your holiday table, artificial trees, Christmas Cards and decorations galore. Everything under the tent will be priced from $1-$25.
19th Annual RiverSweep Spans Two Days, Four Towns
Posted: September 13, 2018
Since 2000, volunteers with the Black River Action Team have gathered at the end of each summer to paddle, wade, pull, reach, walk, and grapple with trash of all kinds in an effort to clean up the Black River.
Posted: September 10, 2018
Special Events at St. Luke's Episcopal Church: Chester Fall Festival on the Village Green
Find Inspiration And Fun At The Fairy House Festival In Grafton: 10th Annual Fairy House Festival Celebrates Nature and Creativity
Posted: September 10, 2018
Wander down a forested path and enjoy the sounds of birdsong and children's laughter. Strolling at your own pace, you can examine the enchanting details of the small houses which have been built here for the fairies: the birch branches transformed into bridges, the twigs woven into tiny treehouse ladders, the acorn cap dinnerware set for a fairy party. You are invited to enter a world of imagination and nature at the Fairy House Festival.
Posted: September 5, 2018
Whiting Library on Main Street in Chester, Vermont is pleased to present "Frieda Post: Realistic and Abstract" an exhibition of twenty paintings. Frieda studied painting at the Studio School in Roanoke, VA and at Michigan Technological University. Her work has been exhibited in juried, individual and group show, in galleries and in private collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
Posted: August 31, 2018
Chester's famous Fall Festival on the Green is the weekend of September 15 and 16. St. Luke's Church, located at 313 Main Street and adjacent to all the activities on the Village Green, has a fast, easy, and delicious way to get an early start on the first Festival day with a homemade breakfast and table seating both on the lawn and indoors in Martin Hall.
Letter To The Editor: Hot Dog Cook-Off Thank You
Posted: August 29, 2018
The Chester-Andover Family Center Board of Directors would like to thank and acknowledge the many businesses and volunteers who contributed their time and donations to make the Hot Dog Cook-Off Fundraiser a success. Sheldon and Francy, Stone Hearth Innkeepers deserve accolades for their work in organizing and hosting this important fundraising opportunity for the Chester Andover Family Center and local student athletic clubs.
19th Annual Black River Action Team RiverSweep Cleanup On September 8
Posted: August 25, 2018
Join the Black River Action Team on Saturday morning, September 8th as the all-volunteer organization rolls up their sleeves to clean trash from the banks and bed of the Black River. Head over to the HQ table after 8 AM (by the footbridge in the Springfield VT Shopping Plaza) to sign in, pick up work-gloves (or BYO) and trash bags. Select a place to work, and head out to collect some junk.
Join the Magic: Volunteer at The Fairy House Festival This September - Nature Museum Seeks Volunteers, Donors, Creators for 10th Annual Fairy House Festival
Posted: August 18, 2018
The Fairy House Festival is a family-friendly, imaginative, nature-based tradition in the forests of Grafton. On Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, The Nature Museum is hosting the 10th annual Fairy House Festival: and it will be bigger than ever before.
Posted: August 18, 2018
The annual Chester Fall Craft Festival will be held on September 15-16th, 10am-4pm, on the Green in Chester. Crowds converge on the Green in Chester, one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in New England" to explore the unique handmade crafts offered by over 65 vendors lining the green.
St. Luke's Church Pancake Breakfast
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.
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Saturday, October 6
Christmas Under the Tent at The Chester Andover Family Center
908 VT Route 103 South
Chester, Vermont 05143
10-3pm Holiday items for decorating, entertaining and gift giving will be available. We will have toys, gifts, items for your holiday table, artificial trees, Christmas Cards and decorations galore. Everything under the tent will be priced from $1-$25.
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