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St. Luke's Holy Week Schedule

posted Friday, March 31, 2017
St. Luke's Episcopal Church invites you to participate with us in the Holy Week observances this year beginning April 9th with Palm/Passion Sunday and ending on April 16th Easter Sunday.

Third Annual Pansy Festival at Singing River Farm Saturday, April 22

posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Pansy Festival will be held at Singing River Farm in Rockingham on Saturday, April 22 from noon to 3 p.m. This free community celebration of spring will happen rain or shine because pansies love both. An Earth Day Teach-In will also be part of the festival this year.

3SquaresVT Boosts Food Purchasing Power

posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Many senior citizens are cutting back on their food budgets as expenses rise, but good nutrition is a key factor in lifelong health. To encourage healthy eating, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the 3SquaresVT program to help eligible Vermonters buy nutritious food.

The Nature Museum and The Windham Foundation Announce Celebratory Event in Honor of Earth Day

posted Friday, March 24, 2017
The Nature Museum and The Windham Foundation announce a celebratory event in honor of Earth Day. This special occasion will take place on Saturday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m. at the Phelps Barn, The Grafton Inn, in Grafton, Vermont. Musician and singer Will Danforth will get the show started with songs of nature before introducing the main event. Then enjoy a multi-media presentation with renowned wildlife expert Mike Clough complete with live wild animal guests from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Discover how the history of farming and forestry has changed the landscape and the species that live on it. Stick around to enjoy a piece of Earth Day cake with Mike Clough, who will stay to answer questions. Then take a short walk to explore and enjoy The Nature Museum's exhibits and interactive displays.

Discover How We Can Move Toward A More Adaptable And Resilient Future With The Nature Museum's Featured Speaker, Dr. Alan K. Betts

posted Friday, March 24, 2017
To help Vermonters learn more about the ramifications of climate change, The Nature Museum has invited Dr. Alan K. Betts, award-winning atmospheric scientist and commentator for Vermont Public Radio, to participate in its featured speaker series on Wednesday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. at NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street in Chester, Vermont. Dr. Betts will explain how global climate change is bringing more extreme weather to New England, and raising greater challenges for society. He'll address issues about energy efficiency and resiliency and discuss solutions to a more adaptable and resilient future.

St. Luke's Invites You To A Traditional Seder Meal April 12

posted Friday, March 24, 2017
St. Luke's Church invites you to participate in a traditional Seder Meal on Wednesday, April 12 in Willard Hall, at 313 Main Street, in Chester, beginning at 6:00 p.m. St. Luke's began holding Seders in 2006, as a way of acknowledging our common Jewish biblical roots. The Seder is a ritual meal that celebrates the Jewish festival of Passover.

HEAT Squad and SunCommon Hosting Free Dual Presentation on March 22

posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017
HEAT Squad, the energy auditing service of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, and SunCommon will be hosting a dual presentation on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Pizza Stone in Chester! Whether you are wondering about the $2,500 of rebates from Efficiency Vermont for weatherization, or heard about going solar at no upfront cost, this is the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered.

Prom Wear Sale at the Chester Andover Family Center

posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Chester Andover Family Center is hosting a Community Service Event for area teens to find their perfect Prom Outfit. On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the CAFC will open its doors from 3-7PM for prom shopping. We have a large selection of prom wear for girls and guys, including over 100 dresses, suits and tuxedos. All are either new or in "like new" condition. You can also shop for accessories such as shoes, shirts, ties, handbags and jewelry to complete your "look".

Springfield Youth Wrestlers in Youth New Englands and Rumble in the Valley Youth Tournaments

posted Monday, March 13, 2017
On Saturday, March 11th, three Springfield youth wrestlers were throwing down in Salem, MA with the top wrestlers in New England, while a dozen more 'green grapplers' stormed the Rumble in the Valley youth tournament at Otter Valley HS in Brandon, VT.

Springfield's Grappling Cosmo Recent Results

posted Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The high school varsity team wrapped up the official season at the State Varsity Tournament in Vergennes VT on February 24th & 25th. Senior Moira Stettner finished Friday night with two wins and one loss, making her the only female wrestler to make it to Saturday's competition. Junior Mason Olney joined freshman Brandon Bennett and sophomore Tim Bapp-Cederholm in scoring one match each Friday night. Juniors Trent Briere-Lewis, Matt Prosser, and Gillian Guy maintained their intensity and determination, ending the season with hard battles.

Annual Maple Fest Dinner at St. Luke's Episcopal Church March 11

posted Friday, March 3, 2017
The Annual Maple Fest dinner will be Saturday, March 11 in Willard Hall at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 313 Main Street in Chester. The ham dinner with side dishes and dessert, all with a touch of maple, will be served at 6 p.m. Wine will be available for those who wish to have some with their dinner.

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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.
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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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