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The Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center Opens for the Summer; Open House on June 15th and Weekly Free Kids Programming begins June 18th
Posted: May 20, 2019
Join us to discover the Connecticut River Watershed through the unique perspective of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center! Open on Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend from 10 to 4, you can experience a bird's eye view of the fish ladder from above, and also experience a fish's eye view from below by gazing through our large viewing windows that look directly into the flowing water of the fish ladder. Knowledgeable educators will be available to greet visitors and answer questions.
New Landscaping at Chester's Information Booth on Main Street
Posted: May 17, 2019
Chester Townscape - the organization whose volunteers plant and maintain the flower pots at public landmarks and bridges in Chester and which provides other seasonal decorations that enhance the town for residents, visitors, and businesses - initiated a new planting project this spring: landscaping around the Information Booth on Main Street, across from the Chester Town Green.
Posted: May 16, 2019
Visit the CAFC Thrift Shop Memorial weekend for savings on all clothing, houseware and linens. Everything in the Thrift Shop will be half price. We have a large variety of summer clothing for men, women and children. Stock up on items for your kitchen and linens for your summer camp experience. Select the perfect summer outfit for a special occasion. New items will go out on the racks every day of the sale, so plan on a three-day extravaganza shopping spree.
Posted: May 13, 2019
Do you want to support the Chester Rotary Ladd Scholarship Fund? Do you have a competitive spirit? Are you looking for a fun event to share with your Memorial Weekend guests? Look no further than the Chester Rotary Ladd Scholarship Fundraiser Trivia Night.
Chester Community Supports The Empty Bowl Dinner Fundraiser
Posted: May 13, 2019
On May 16, 2019 the Empty Bowl Dinner will celebrate Art, Music, and Food while raising funds for the Chester Andover Family Center Food Shelf, Financial Assistance Program and the GMUHS Art Department.
Pansy Pick-up Days May 11 and 12
Posted: May 1, 2019
Come join your neighbors young and old in celebrating Spring with colorful field-grown pansies. This year Singing River Farm hosts Pansy Pick-up Days instead of our usual Pansy Festival. The dates for this two day event are May 11 and 12, Mother's Day weekend. Hundreds of field grown pansies will be ready for sale between noon and 4PM each day.
Posted: April 17, 2019
Whiting Library, located on Main Street in Chester is delighted to offer a unique art show. Tribal Masks by Janalene Gould will be shown until the end of May. You may view these beautiful, mysterious paintings anytime the Library is open.
Posted: March 20, 2019
Looking for a new direction in your education? Compass School in Westminster Vermont is a vibrant learning community for grade 7-12 dedicated to the success of every student. We offer a balance of rigorous academics and real-world engagement, and everything we do is structured to challenge, stretch, and support emerging learners and leaders.
Posted: March 20, 2019
The Whiting Library, in cooperation with AARP Vermont's Fraud Watch Network, will host a timely presentation, Scams, Fraud and Con Artists: Coming to a Computer Near You, at 117 Main Street, Chester, VT, on March 23rd. The 11:00 am program will identify the current scams and tactics being used today and provide helpful tips on staying out of the grip of con artists. The program is free and is appropriate for all ages.
Springfield, VT Wrestling Team Hosts Two Back-To-Back Events March 2nd and 3rd
Posted: March 11, 2019
They say "It takes a village," and that was no more true than the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd, as over 300 grapplers from around New England descended upon Riverside Middle School's gymnasium. The Springfield, VT Wrestling Team hosted two back-to-back events: the Schweitzer Memorial K-8 tournament on Saturday for boys and girls, and the Precision Valley Classic K-12 all-girls championship on Sunday.
Bonnie's Bundles Dolls Memorial Day Sale
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].
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 or dial 2-1-1.

May 23 - May 25
Half Price Sale at the Chester Andover Family Center
Visit the CAFC Thrift Shop Memorial weekend for savings on all clothing, houseware and linens. Everything in the Thrift Shop will be half price.
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