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Nationally Recognized Wildlife Biologist to Present Talk on Black Bears Presented by the Nature Museum at Grafton

posted Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Nature Museum at Grafton will present a talk by wildlife biologist Ben Kilham, PhD on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street, Chester, VT. Highlighted by amazing images, the presentation will focus on how the social behavior of black bears resembles that of humans.

Free Septic System Workshop - Everything You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask!

posted Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Neglecting your Septic System can cost you thousands of dollars - don't wait until it's too late. The Connecticut River Joint Commission (Mt. Ascutney chapter) is holding a FREE Septic System Workshop on Saturday September 17th from 10am - 12 noon at the Nolin Murray Center next to St Mary's Church, 40 Summer Street, Springfield, VT. Whether you are buying or selling a property, or just want to find out about proper maintenance, this free workshop is for you!

Chester Conservation Committee Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6

posted Monday, August 29, 2016
The Chester Conservation Committee will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 pm at the Chester-Andover Elementary School.

Lew Watters in Print at Chester's Whiting Library

posted Saturday, August 27, 2016
A new exhibit featuring the prints of Chester artist Lew Watters will be opening at Chester's Whiting Library on Main Street in Chester, Vermont, during the months of September and October. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, September 7 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wild Steampunk Fantasies to Rock the Springfield Steampunk Festival; Top Designers Hail from Arkansas, New York and Massachusetts

posted Thursday, August 25, 2016
The most celebrated Steampunk Fashion Show from last year steps up this year with top designers creating one of a kind, wild and authentic Steampunk Fashions for a major runway show with live music to help benefit the Springfield Humane Society. This is no ordinary fashion show. From repurposed designs to couture, festival goers will see a variety of what's wearable and Steampunk at the second annual Steampunk Fashion Show Saturday, September 24, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Hartness House Inn wedding tent. A Saturday ticket to the festival or a weekend festival pass gains attendees entry to the fashion show.

Chester Fall Craft Festival on the Green September 17-18

posted Thursday, August 25, 2016
Fall Craft Festival on the Green in Chester Vermont: September 17-18th from 10am-4pm with over 60 NE vendors plus Dux, the Balloon Man. Free admission.

Indie Bookselling in the Age of Amazon

posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Welcome Michael DeSanto, new co-owner of Misty Valley Books, to Chester on September 1, 2016 at 5:15 and find out how independent booksellers thrive in today's economy. Mike and Renee Reiner, owners of Phoenix Books, added Misty Valley Books to their family of stores on May 16, 2016. Now with four locations throughout Vermont, their business model defies the idea that indie bookstores are dead. Independent stores such as Misty Valley and other small businesses which are the lifeblood of Chester's economy can succeed with ideas and practices that Mike and Renee have implemented in their stores. The focus of the evening will be to share these thoughts and have a conversation with attendees.

Join The 17th Annual RiverSweep September 10

posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
Be a BRAT! Come get dirty to help get the Black River cleaner. Join the 17th Annual RiverSweep on Saturday, September 10th between 8am and noon, with the Black River Action Team. Bring some elbow grease and wear your junk clothes, and get to one of our two HQ tables.

Saturday Night at the Movies at St. Luke's Featuring "Molokai"

posted Thursday, August 11, 2016
St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 313 Main Street in Chester invites you to join us on Saturday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Willard Hall for the first of what we hope will become a monthly series of movies. We will be viewing a DVD movie entitled, "Molokai" by Paul Cox, about the work of Father Damien among lepers in Hawaii on the remote island of Molokai from 1873 until 1889.

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St. Luke's Church Fifth Annual Sale-On-The-Screen
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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