Posted: November 28, 2022
For many years the people of the parish celebrated the Yuletide holidays on the Sunday before Christmas, with a traditional candlelight service of Lessons and Carols. "Lessons" is another word for the ancient Christmas Story, which will be related this year by members of the parish. The offering from this service is donated in its entirety to the Chester Andover Family Center. We invite the community to this beautiful service.
Posted: November 27, 2022
Celebrate the holiday season joyfully by visiting St. Luke's Christmas Market: Culinary Classics and 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 3, from 10 AM to 1 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.
Posted: November 17, 2022
The Chester-Andover senior dinner will be held this year on December 10th at 12 noon at the Green Mountain Union High School, 716 VT-103 in Chester. This is the 45th annual dinner and we are very excited to be holding it in person after two years of delivered takeout meals in collaboration with Everyone Eats.
World-Renowned Pianist Carolyn Enger Brings Mischlinge Exposé to the First Universalist Parish of Chester
Posted: November 15, 2022
World-renowned pianist Carolyn Enger will bring Mischlinge Exposé to the First Universalist Parish of Chester (211 North St.) on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 4pm.
Big Woods Voices Performance in Chester
Posted: October 24, 2022
Big Woods Voices is excited to announce a performance to celebrate the release of their first CD, Poetry in Harmony. They will appear at the First Universalist Parish of Chester on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3:00 p.m. Admission is a sliding scale, $10-$25 at the door. Masks will be required indoors.
Posted: October 24, 2022
This year finds food prices higher than ever and many in our community are struggling to keep food on the table. We believe that everyone deserves a bountiful holiday meal to share with family. The CAFC is determined to fulfill this belief. Please help us in two ways; with food or cash donations and by telling friends or neighbors about our Food Shelf.
Posted: October 24, 2022
Reservations are coming in for the Wreath-Decorating Workshops scheduled for November 17-19 in Willard Hall at St. Luke's Church, 313 Main Street (Route 11 West) in Chester, VT. Those who register and pay by Thursday, November 10 may take advantage of a $5 discount on the price of $50 per wreath, the same as the price for last year in spite of all costs having risen. Since the number of wreaths and workshop sessions is limited, it's important to reserve early to ensure a wreath and choice of workshop.
Posted: October 19, 2022
PLAY EVERY TOWN is coming to Chester, VT on Sunday, October 23, at 4 pm. The concert will be held at the First Universalist Parish, 211 North Street in Chester, VT. Join us for Concert #17 of 252 Community Concerts for a Cooler Climate with pianist David Feurzeig. Admission is Free. Donations will be accepted to benefit Vermont350
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.
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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