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The Nature Museum Celebrates 30 Years and Announces New Executive Director
Posted: July 15, 2019
The Nature Museum is proud to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director by welcoming Vanessa Stern to the organization. Celebrating 30 years, The Nature Museum is entering a new phase of program and facility expansion, and all are thrilled with fresh perspectives and energy Vannesa brings to the vision for the future of the Museum.
81st August Supper at St. Luke's Episcopal Church August 3
Posted: July 12, 2019
This classic event at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 313 Main Street in Chester offers a menu that includes three meats, cold soups, a big variety of salads and delicious desserts. This year's supper will again be on the church lawn on Saturday, August 3 from 5 to 7 pm with continuous eating; but should it rain, guests will eat in Willard Hall.
Posted: July 5, 2019
The all-volunteer Black River Action Team is hosting a two-day nature exploration extravaganza on Saturday and Sunday, July 27th & 28th thanks largely to a pair of community grants from the Claremont Savings Bank and Mascoma Bank.
Black River Action Team Invites Everyone To Participate In 2nd Annual Black River BioBlitz
Posted: July 2, 2019
The Black River Action Team invites everyone to participate in family-friendly fun and citizen science in Springfield, VT! Guided walks, exhibit booths, kid-friendly activities and displays. From noon until 5pm on Saturday, July 27th you'll learn about fish and other aquatic flora and fauna.

Posted: June 12, 2019
The Black River Action Team is hosting a cyanobacteria (toxic blue-green algae) monitoring training session on Thursday, July 18th from 5:30 - 7 PM in Springfield, VT. Directions and parking information will be given upon registration with Angela Shambaugh by emailing [email protected], or by calling BRAT Director Kelly Stettner and leaving your contact information at 802-738-0456.
Posted: June 5, 2019
Celebrate Summertime at Whiting Library, located on Main Street in Chester. The Library is a great place to get books and magazines to read in your lawn chair, movies to watch on rainy days, and CDs for listening as you drive. Here at the Library there are LEGOs for building, friendly story times and a "cosmic" summer reading program! The Whiting Library's Children Department will again participate the National Collaborative Summer Library Program. This year's theme is A Universe of Stories and we hope you'll join us for some fun space-themed activities, programs, and of course, prizes this summer!
Posted: June 5, 2019
Citizen science meets art, with a touch of whimsy thrown in for good measure! For seven weeks this summer, The Great Hall at One Hundred River Street hosts an exhibit by the Black River Action Team entitled "Our River Runs Through It: How we connect with the Black River." Everyone is invited to Opening Night on Friday, June 14th from 5-7pm to browse the displays, enter to win a prize, and enjoy some delectable munchies courtesy of the students and parents of Riverside Middle School as well as sandwiches and cookies from Artisan Eats Vermont of Hartland, VT.
The Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center Opens for the Summer; Open House on June 15th and Weekly Free Kids Programming begins June 18th
Posted: May 20, 2019
Join us to discover the Connecticut River Watershed through the unique perspective of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center! Open on Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend from 10 to 4, you can experience a bird's eye view of the fish ladder from above, and also experience a fish's eye view from below by gazing through our large viewing windows that look directly into the flowing water of the fish ladder. Knowledgeable educators will be available to greet visitors and answer questions.
New Landscaping at Chester's Information Booth on Main Street
Posted: May 17, 2019
Chester Townscape - the organization whose volunteers plant and maintain the flower pots at public landmarks and bridges in Chester and which provides other seasonal decorations that enhance the town for residents, visitors, and businesses - initiated a new planting project this spring: landscaping around the Information Booth on Main Street, across from the Chester Town Green.
Posted: May 16, 2019
Visit the CAFC Thrift Shop Memorial weekend for savings on all clothing, houseware and linens. Everything in the Thrift Shop will be half price. We have a large variety of summer clothing for men, women and children. Stock up on items for your kitchen and linens for your summer camp experience. Select the perfect summer outfit for a special occasion. New items will go out on the racks every day of the sale, so plan on a three-day extravaganza shopping spree.
Bonnie's Bundles Dolls Clearance Sale
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 or dial 2-1-1.

June 14 - August 6
Our River Runs Through It: How We Connect With The Black River
The Great Hall at One Hundred River Street
Springfield, VT
Saturday, July 27
2nd Annual Black River BioBlitz
Saturday, August 3
81st August Supper at St. Luke's Episcopal Church
313 Main Street, Chester, VT
$15 Adults, $7.50 Children 6-12, Under ^ Free
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