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Stop The Alien (Plant) Invasion - Free Information On Non-Chemical Plant Management
Posted: November 1, 2019
STOP THE ALIEN (PLANT) INVASION! Free information on mechanical (non-chemical) management of many of the more noxious plants overtaking our woods, field, riverbanks, and backyards. Property values, human health, quality of life, flood resiliency, water quality, ecological stability, and economic strength are all threatened by problem plants that run rampant in our communities.
Don't Miss St. Luke's Blessing of the Animals
Posted: September 27, 2019
Animal in black or white. Named for a city or town. Big or small. Male or female. Dog or cat. Old or young. Rev. Heidi Edson loves celebrating St. Francis of Assisi on the side lawn of St. Luke's. This year's favorite event will be held Saturday, October 5 at 11 am and Sunday, October 6 at 4 pm. There will be blessings by Rev. Heidi, St. Francis medals, and treats for both any animals or humans. Spread the word and share the joy of these special companions in our everyday lives.
Black River Action Team Conducts 20th Annual RiverSweep
Posted: September 23, 2019
2019 marked the 20th annual RiverSweep, a cleanup of the Black River organized by the all-volunteer Black River Action Team. The effort spanned several days and included work by students at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Cavendish Town Elementary School, and Ludlow Elementary School. RMS students and volunteer coordinators ventured to the river earlier in the year and fished from the river a range of items, including a bicycle and a large metal pole; Ludlow students, led by teacher Lisa Marks and several adult volunteers, scoured a long stretch of the bank from the fire station on Pond Street to the Shaw's shopping plaza, pulling out quite a bit of smaller garbage in addition to a crushed shopping cart and several pieces of twisted metal.
Posted: September 20, 2019
On Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10:00-3:00 Columbus Weekend, the Chester Andover Family Center will hold their fourth 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, Christmas cards and decorations galore. Everything under the tent will be priced from $.25 to $25.
A Nature-Based Program for Preschoolers Begins a New Season in Grafton
Posted: September 17, 2019
Join a local community of parents and budding scientists with The Nature Museum's Mighty Acorns Club. The Mighty Acorns Club provides creative, exploratory preschool programs which celebrate curiosity and encourage a love and respect for the natural world.
The Fairy House Festival: An Imaginative, Nature-Based Tradition In The Forests of Grafton, Vermont
Posted: September 10, 2019
Fairy schools, fairy libraries, fairy pirate ships, and fairy hot air balloons... come walk the trail at the Fairy House Festival and discover a magical village. Each year, The Nature Museum welcomes thousands of visitors from across Vermont, New England, and beyond to the Fairy House Festival, a family-friendly celebration of nature, creativity, inspiration, and community.
Posted: September 6, 2019
On Wednesday, September 18, from 5-7 PM, the Chester Andover Family Center invites the community to join us for an Open House event. While you may have stopped into the thrift shop or food shelf to drop off donations or shop, have you ever wondered how these programs work to serve the community? While you may have heard that we provide financial assistance to help struggling families make ends meet, have you ever wondered about how that program works and how it is connected to our thrift shop and food shelf?
Posted: September 3, 2019
Come help the Black River Action Team clean up the banks and bed of the Black River in Springfield! Registration opens on Saturday, September 7, at 8 AM at Riverside Middle School (13 Fairground Road, Springfield, VT). Enter from Chester Road (Rte 11) just across the river from McDonald's. Sign in, grab some work gloves and trash bags, pick a site to clean around town, and head out with a buddy.
45th Annual Chester Fall Craft Festival Sept. 21-22, 2019
Posted: August 28, 2019
The 45th Annual Chester Fall Craft Festival will be held on September 21-22, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Victorian painted ladies lining the Green in Chester, VT welcome over 60 vendors with unique items to their lovely lawn. Handmade crafts include wood products, glass, jewelry, photography, watercolors, fiber arts, pottery, quilts, soaps and more! A Children's Tent will have activities to entertain the little ones and Cheryl the Clown will be coming by. Discover the Beer Garden behind the Fullerton Inn on Saturday, stroll through the quaint Stone Village, explore local shops and galleries, and sample a wide variety of interesting food. Active children can also play at the elementary school playground and visit the disc golf course at the Pinnacle on Lover's Lane Road.
Posted: August 26, 2019
Got a septic system? Need a septic system? Considering replacing or installing a septic system? Come learn what you didn't know you don't know at a free public workshop on the home septic system on Saturday, September 21st from 9:30 AM until 12 noon. Location is the Old Town Hall at 29 Summer Street in Charlestown, NH; parking in the lot behind the Anglican Church on Summer Street.
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].
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 vermontfoodhelp.com or dial 2-1-1.

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