Chester Plant Sale May 28-30
Posted: May 5, 2021
The annual Chester Plant Sale at St. Luke's Church, the gray church at 313 Main Street near the Village Green in Chester, Vermont, has become a marvelous opportunity for the public to purchase a wide selection of proven, large, healthy, hardy plants at bargain prices. The sale features numerous perennials well suited to this part of Vermont, herbs, raspberry plants, dahlia tubers, different varieties of daylilies and hosta, and some special annuals and propagated shrubs, plus homemade preserves, fresh rhubarb, a loose-leaf gardening journal, and one-of-a-kind pastel note cards of birds and flowers. The well-groomed plants have helpful labels and flower photos that will make garden additions easy; and experienced gardeners will be on hand to give advice about planting and garden design.
Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva, Presents
Posted: April 15, 2021
Bridget Butler, known as the Bird Diva, is offering an online webinar on April 23rd called "A Look at Female Birds and the Founding Mothers of Ornithology". Think of this presentation as the her-story of birding and the celebration of noticing female birds. Let's face it, there's a bit of bias in the birding world when it comes to females. The Bird Diva breaks down some of the most interesting new scientific studies on female birds and shares with you some of the stories of the Mothers of Ornithology.
What's Happening at Whiting Library: 2nd Annual Green Up & Seed Down Celebration
Posted: April 15, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10am to 2pm at 117 Main St., Whiting Library will be throwing the 2nd annual Green Up & Seed Down celebration. This special outdoor event promotes Vermont Green Up Day, and you will be able to pick up a green bag to collect roadside trash with thousands of other volunteers around Vermont. Green Up Day in Chester is organized by the Chester Conservation Committee. Bags are also available one week prior to Green Up Day at the library, Town Hall, and Chester Hardware. You can make a difference to the environment and in our community by volunteering to pick up roadside litter around town and dispose of it at the dumpster at the Chester Town Garage.
Posted: April 7, 2021
Join the Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine for a Zoom "Conversation for the Curious: What the Heck is Unitarian Universalism?" on Tuesday, April 20, from 7 to 8pm.
Posted: March 26, 2021
Think of this presentation as the her-story of birding and the celebration of noticing female birds. Let's face it, there's a bit of bias in the birding world when it comes to females. Bridget Butler, the Bird Diva, breaks down some of the most interesting new scientific studies on female birds and shares with you some of the stories of the Mothers of Ornithology.
Posted: March 24, 2021
Whiting Library celebrates National Library Week from April 4-10th, 2021! This important week highlights the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April. The theme for this year's National Library Week is "Welcome to Your Library," which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and that everyone is welcome to use their services.
Wetland Are Wonderful... with Zapata Courage
Posted: March 18, 2021
The Black River Action Team invites you to come find out on Wednesday, March 31st from 6-7 PM with the whole family, as Zapata Courage shares her far-ranging experiences with these soggy, boggy, and priceless parts of our landscape. From the Green Mountains of Vermont to Kenya's Amboseli National Park, Zapata has stories to tell about why wetlands are incredibly valuable not just to wildlife that depends on them for habitat, but also to the humans who may not realize the many benefits wetlands offer us.
Posted: March 15, 2021
The deadline for ordering offerings from Chester Townscape's annual Tree and Shrub Sale is Monday March 29. Each year CT selects good-size, proven trees and shrubs and offers them to the public at below regular retail prices. Profits from this fundraiser support CT's community beautification projects.
Chester Photographer Lew Watters Releases
Posted: March 12, 2021
Chester photographer Lew Watters, in his retirement years, is pleased to announce the release of four special images of the seasons of Vermont. The four photos were patiently and carefully created over the course of three years. The first was taken on Christmas Day 2017. So pleased by the composition, "I worked to capture the same exact scene in the other subtle seasons of Vermont." Spring and summer shots fell nicely into place, but fall eluded him until just this past October, complete with a bit of lens flare!
Posted: March 12, 2021
It has been a long year since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. March 2021 brings hope for spring, vaccinations, and just maybe... feeling more comfortable spending time with friends and family even while we are still masked up and socially distancing.
Get This Image
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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