Posted: May 19, 2020
The Whiting Library is gearing up to participate in a fun-filled Green Up Vermont Day, happening on May 30th, 2020. Everyone is invited to come by the front yard of the Whiting Library at 117 Main St, Chester between 10am-2pm to pick up your official Green Up bag for litter collection so you can help make our community shine.
#OkemoValleyStrongerTogether Okemo Valley Chamber Expands Its COVID Response For The Region
Posted: May 15, 2020
The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (OVRCC) is a resource for the business community in the towns and villages in South Central Vermont that they service. Businesses in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish/Proctorsville, Chester/Gassetts, Grafton/Cambridgeport, Landgrove, Londonderry, Ludlow, Mount Holly/Belmont, Plymouth/Tyson, Shrewsbury/Cuttingsville, Weathersfield/Ascutney, & Weston can look to the chamber for help so that #OkemoValleyStrongerTogether is a reality.
Posted: May 8, 2020
The Chester-Andover Family Center wants to reassure the community that we are here to support and meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens during these challenging times. Our Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. Our Food Shelf and Financial Assistance Programs, however, are open and available.
Posted: May 8, 2020
The Whiting Library announces Front Porch Pick Up will begin on Wednesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Front porch pick up will then be available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by other arrangements.
Posted: May 8, 2020
This is a letter of thanks to the community from retiring Whiting Library Director, Sharon Tanzer. Sharon was at the library for almost 12 years, bringing the library into the 21st century in many ways and acting as a hub for the community.
Chester Townscape Needs Watering Help
Posted: April 18, 2020
In just a few weeks Chester Townscape volunteers will start planting annuals in numerous large pots and bridge boxes, as well as the landscaped areas at the Brookside Cemetery, Information Booth on Main Street, and Gazebo at the Village Green. Those areas will enliven the somber Coronavirus lockdown and let everyone know that Chester is getting ready for return to the more normal life we love.
Online Shopping in Okemo Valley: Supporting Our Regional Business Community!
Posted: April 18, 2020
The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (OVRCC) has compiled a list of members offering online shopping opportunities during this COVID-19 Pandemic. The public is invited to help support these businesses by shopping online as well as purchasing gift cards or gift certificates from them.
Updates From Whiting Library: Cleaning Protocols, Free Books, Library Website, Our New Director
Posted: April 15, 2020
While Whiting Library has been closed, we have checked-in all those things you returned, and cancelled your fines. We have followed protocols to keep contaminants out of the library by isolating all incoming items like books, magazines, DVDs and mail. Everything in the library that could be cleaned, has been, and the only people in the library since April are three staff members observing distancing. When you return you can be assured that the books and movies, magazines and cds, including those in the book sale are free of "outside" contact. All indications state-wide show that the sacrifices being made by Vermonters are having a positive impact on the health and future well being of all.
Black River Action Team Dragonfly Detectives
Posted: March 30, 2020
As spring arrives, it brings the promise of warmer temperatures, longer days, and dragonflies! While everyone recognizes the winged adults, many are not aware that these large insects spend months to years under water as aquatic nymphs. When ready to metamorphose, a nymph emerges from the water onto a dry surface, be it a bridge abutment, shoreline vegetation, or a tree trunk several feet away. Once firm footing is established, the nymph begins to stretch and swell, splitting its larval exoskeleton and slowly pulling its adult body out of the shell. The whole process, called eclosure, can take half an hour to complete.
Black River Action Team Once Again Monitoring Bacteria Levels At Popular Swimming Holes
Posted: March 30, 2020
Thinking ahead to sizzling summer days under bright skies, the Black River Action Team is excited to announce that plans are in place to once again monitor bacteria levels at popular swimming holes.
Bonnie's Bundles Dolls
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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