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Join the Magic: Volunteer at The Fairy House Festival This September - Nature Museum Seeks Volunteers, Donors, Creators for 10th Annual Fairy House Festival

posted Saturday, 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.

Annual Chester Fall Craft Festival To Be Held September 15-16

posted Saturday, 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.

Letter to the Editor: Silence is Consent

posted Thursday, August 9, 2018
My name is Lew Watters. My wife Bonnie and I have lived, worked and raised a family in Vermont over a span of 44 years. We are now retired and blessed with six grand-children in nearby Brookfield, VT. In witnessing a steady and steep decline in the quality of life in Vermont and our country, we recently decided that we could no longer sit on the sidelines and do nothing.

Chester Andover Family Center Thrift Shop Free Drawing for Backpacks Filled with School Supplies Runs August 16-25

posted Wednesday, August 8, 2018
The Chester Andover Family Center is sponsoring a free drawing for backpacks filled with school supplies. Stop in to the thrift shop during business hours Thursday, August 16th through Saturday, August 25th to sign up for the drawing. No purchase is necessary. We will notify the lucky winners at the end of the day, Saturday, August 25th.

Black River BioBlitz Nets Nature Lovers

posted Wednesday, August 8, 2018
From mushrooms to mussels, wood turtles to warblers, bass to bugs, and milfoil to maple trees, visitors to the first annual Black River BioBlitz were treated to a little bit of everything. Adventuring from Muckross State Park to Hoyt's Landing, BioBlitz participants of all ages explored the woods and water all day and past dark. Their goal? To capture images on their phones and cameras of as many organisms as possible in one day, uploading them to the "2018 Black River BioBlitz" project page at iNaturalist.org.

Letter to the Editor: Who Do You Serve?

posted Thursday, August 2, 2018
In looking at our current political leadership, many of us have been asking a fundamental question: Who do you serve? Are there any signs of human compassion or acts of true presidential leadership coming from the White House? I am particularly disappointed in our Congressman Peter Welch who has succumbed to taking PAC money from the pharmaceutical companies. He cosponsored HR 471, which streamlined how opioids are dispensed.

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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.
Call Lew Watters at 802.875.2114 or email lewdog1938@gmail.com.
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 vermontfoodhelp.com or dial 2-1-1.

Saturday, August 25
The Nature Museum presents "The Wild World of Mushrooms"
A summer mushroom workshop with Ari Rockland-Miller, The Mushroom Forager. The Wild World of Mushrooms will be offered twice: one workshop at 9:30am and a second at 1pm. Each workshop costs $30 and is appropriate for ages 15 and up.
September 15 - September 16
Annual Chester Fall Craft Festival
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.
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