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The Connecticut River Watershed - Looking to the Future

posted Thursday, October 29, 2015
We all live in a watershed where our economy, environment, and society depend on its health. Two million people live in The Connecticut River Watershed encompassing 11,000 square miles in five states plus the province of Quebec. Ron Rhodes, CT River Watershed Steward, will present a wide ranging presentation about the importance of the CT watershed. Topics include preparing for floods, reconnecting habitat for fish, keeping sewage out of the river, the iconic CT River Paddlers trail, and major challenges facing the river.

Campaign to Restore and Enhance Chester's Hearse House Begins

posted Thursday, October 29, 2015
The banner is up on the side of the white Hearse House, near the Public Tomb on Main Street in Chester, signaling that Chester Townscape is now appealing to the public for funds to finish the restoration and enhancement of the Hearse House. Contributions from some supporters and from members of the Chester Townscape Committee of the Chester Community Alliance, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, have brought restoration efforts to a very important point. So it's time to make that progress public - because the progress made is much more than meets the eye!

A Gift of Gardening Tools by St. Luke's Church to the Whiting Library in Chester

posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Lillian Willis, instructor for the My Vegetable Garden project offered by St. Luke's Church this past summer to Chester and Andover residents, presents gardening tools to Sharon Tanzer, Director of the Whiting Library in Chester. The free gardening program was supported by an Episcopal Diocese of Vermont Stirrings of the Sprit Grant. The rake, pitch fork, edger, and deep shovel given to the Library will allow people to borrow the tools to prepare a new garden for next year or maintain an existing garden more easily.

Butternut Ridge Trail Work & Trail Exploration Day in Chester

posted Monday, October 12, 2015
All are welcome to join the Chester Conservation Committee (CCC) for a morning of trail work as we continue to develop the Butternut Trail. Work some, learn about the trail and forest or simply come out and meet new people and spend an enjoyable fall morning in the woods.

Special Derek Buchan Benefit Concert in Chester

posted Thursday, October 8, 2015
Derek Buchan will perform a benefit concert on Monday, October 19 at 6 p.m. at the Chester Baptist Church on Main Street in Chester. Derek is from Aberdeen, Scotland, and he and his wife Fiona make an annual journey to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In 2012 Derek performed in Peru, Vermont to benefit that church community. He is a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music in piano teaching and holds a diploma in piano performance with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

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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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