Posted: January 14, 2022
Healthy soils are key to our healthy landscapes, farms, and gardens. In this webinar, Dr. Josef Görres will inform us about the emerging threat that invasive snake worms pose to our soils and what we can do to be vigilant soil stewards to face this new challenge.
Posted: January 5, 2022
Happy New Year from Whiting Library! Let's all start 2022 with a clean slate - a slate without library fines! The library has been awarded a grant facilitated by the Association of Small and Rural Libraries to participate in a one-year fine free trial. What does this mean? There will be NO FINES for overdue library materials! And we are wiping all patron accounts clean of all outstanding past fines.
Suzy Forlie Memorial Reading Room at Whiting Library
Posted: December 9, 2021
Whiting Library formally dedicated a reading room in memory of the late Suzy Forlie of Chester. Suzy was a long-time trustee of Whiting Library and was the driving force behind the 2014 restoration of this significant landmark building. Suzy's devotion to the library and extensive knowledge of historic buildings led to Whiting Library being awarded a Federal Grant from USDA Rural Development for this project. Suzy was also instrumental in planting the beautiful gardens at the library as well as spending countless hours over many years working on their upkeep.
Fine Art and Craft Sale: Handcrafted in Vermont - Fine Art, Sweater Mittens, Jewelry and More
Posted: December 3, 2021
The Stone Village Art Guild and the First Universalist Parish in Chester, Vermont are holding a fine art and craft sale Friday, December 17th from noon to 5pm and Saturday, December 18th from 10am until 5pm, at the First Universalist Parish on Rt 103/211 North St. in Chester's Stone Village.
Rockingham Energy Committee's First Window Dressers Community Build A Huge Success
Posted: December 3, 2021
Many thanks to everyone who took part in the Rockingham Energy Committee's first Window Dressers community build for the greater Rockingham area! Together over 50 community members finished 188 window inserts for 22 households. These interior storm windows are now saving energy, helping keep those homes warmer, and brought people together for a sense of community, collaboration and achievement.
Chester Christmas Market at St. Luke's on December 4
Posted: November 28, 2021
Celebrate the holiday season joyfully and safely by visiting St. Luke's Christmas Market: Culinary Classics & Crafts To Go! The event will take place in Willard Hall at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 313 Main Street (Route 11 W) in Chester, VT, on December 4, from 10 AM to 2 PM. This event is open to the public and will feature a special pickup time of 9:30-10 AM for those who order items in advance. Masks are required.
Posted: November 23, 2021
It is a busy time of year at Whiting Library, with many upcoming and ongoing programs for all community members to enjoy. Here is what's going on at your library.
Change of Ownership for Local SERVPRO Franchise Ushers in the Next Generation; 
Paul Brothers Focused on Continuing Longstanding "Family Tradition"
Posted: November 20, 2021
SERVPRO of Cheshire County, New Hampshire and SERVPRO of Windham & Windsor Counties, Vermont are pleased to announce Ryan Paul and Derek Paul as their new owners. The Paul brothers recently took over majority ownership of the two franchises which operate in two New England States, previously owned by their parents, Richard and Susan Paul.
Window Dressers - Warming Our Town One Window at at Time
Posted: November 5, 2021
Twenty-two homes will be warmer this winter because of a project by the Rockingham Energy Committee along with the Window Dressers non-profit organization from Maine. The staff of Window Dressers supplies, trains and supports our local team of community volunteers as they put together affordable interior storm windows at our upcoming Community Build.
Posted: October 30, 2021
A dozen coolers of varying sizes. Nets on long poles. Buckets. Wading boots. Kayaks and lifejackets. Tools for tree planting. Totes of trash bags, work gloves, and tee shirts. These are just some of the items stored long-term by the Black River Action Team, according to BRAT Founder and Director Kelly Stettner. While Kelly keeps more perishable items in her home (paper files, water quality measuring instruments, etc.), the durable items accumulated over two decades of water-related projects are in need of secure, dry storage. The existing metal shed has served its basic purpose but is roughly 15 years old. The roof leaks, despite treatment with special rubberized paint a few years ago; the particle-board floor gets damp and soft, and small rodents find their way in to find shelter.
Lew Watters "Lone Apple Tree"
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 [email protected].
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