Posted: October 2, 2022
On Sunday October 9 at 9:30 AM, St. Luke's Episcopal Church - the gray church at 313 Main Street, a few doors west of the Fullerton Inn, in Chester, Vermont - will hold a Blessing of the Animals on its back lawn. Members of the public are invited to bring an animal with whom they live or work - or the photo of an animal about whom they care or are concerned.
BRAT Chalks Up Another Outstanding Cleanup Event
Posted: September 27, 2022
The 23rd Annual RiverSweep cleanup again spanned several days and engaged dozens of people, netting an impressive array of junk from the bed and banks of the Black River. Thirty-one students from the Cavendish Area Elementary School, including three homeschool students, scoured the river in their community under the supervision of 10 adults. Loads of junk were collected, including lots of metal, a machine engine fan and a stash of food containers from the Everyone Eats program; one tire had to be left behind, as it was deeply embedded in the bank.
Posted: September 27, 2022
On Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 10am-3pm Columbus weekend, the Chester Andover Family Center will hold their seventh annual "Christmas Under the Tent" sale. Holiday items for decorating, entertaining and gift giving will be available. We will have toys, gifts, items for your holiday table, artificial trees, and Christmas Cards. Prices start at $.25.
Visit Chester Townscape's Trailer at Chester's Fall Festival
Posted: September 5, 2022
Look for Chester Townscape's new, and very unique, plant trailer at Chester's Fall Festival on September 17 and 18. The trailer will be parked in the area next to the Information Booth and adjacent to CT's tent, where volunteers will be selling spring-flowering bulbs. The three offered varieties of daffodils will bloom at slightly different times and are top quality, hardy, easy care, shunned by deer and voles, and expected to return year after year when grown in full or part sun and in well-drained locations.
A Clean River Makes Everyone Jump For Joy!
Posted: August 31, 2022
Spend your morning, Saturday, Sept. 10th, helping the Black River Action Team keep the local waterways free of garbage. Stop by the BRAT's registration table at Riverside Middle School, located at 13 Fairground Road in Springfield, VT, at or close to 8 AM to sign in, pick up supplies, and select a location to tackle. Head out with a buddy to collect trash, return with your "loot" by 11 AM to help tally and sort, then clean up in time for a donated and well-deserved lunch.
Posted: August 24, 2022
On September 17 and 18 Chester Townscape volunteers will again be selling spring-flowering bulbs at Chester's Fall Festival at a location between the Hearse House and the Information Booth. All bulbs are top quality, hardy, easy care, shunned by deer and voles, and expected to return year after year when grown in full or part sun and in well-drained locations. The different varieties of narcissus offered this year include early, mid, and late bloomers with a variety of colors and heights.
The Annual Fairy House Festival Returns September 24th and 25th
Posted: August 12, 2022
Walk the Fairy House Trail at the Annual Fairy House Festival on September 24th and 25th and discover a magical village full of fairy schools, libraries, playgrounds, and delightful surprises. Since 2007, The Nature Museum in Grafton, Vermont has been welcoming visitors from across New England to its wondrous Fairy House Festival, a family-friendly celebration of nature, creativity, inspiration, and community. This magical Grafton tradition will appear on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Posted: July 31, 2022
Celebrate summer with an outdoor southern-style Pig Roast and accompanying favorite picnic foods on the lawn of St. Luke's Church, 313 Main Street, Chester, VT, on Saturday August 20, 4-7 PM. Reserve by August 15 for a discount.
Posted: July 20, 2022
Celebrate summer with an outdoor southern-style Pig Roast and accompanying favorite picnic foods on the lawn of St. Luke's Church, 313 Main Street, Chester, VT, on Saturday August 20, 4-7 PM. Barbecue-pitmaster Jessie Pixley will smoke the beast on location, and picnic specialties will be prepared by seasoned cooks.
Bags That Give Back: Black River Action Team Selected to Benefit in Ludlow Shaw's Reusable Bag Program Designed to Give Back in Local Communities
Posted: July 19, 2022
Reduce single-use plastic in the environment and give back to a worthy cause in the local community, all while running routine weekly errands at the Ludlow Shaw's. The all-volunteer Black River Action Team has been selected by local Shaw's store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program for the month of August!
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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