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Posted: Friday, May 28, 2021
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, folks want to be out and about, exploring Vermont's waterways to keep cool, fish, paddle, and otherwise enjoy the great outdoors. We like to know that the water we come into contact with is safe, clean, and healthy; to this end, the Black River Action Team conducts ongoing sampling of several popular river and stream sites around the watershed, to keep tabs on the bacteria levels in the water.
Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Warmer weather has enticed people to venture forth in search of scenic drives along and visits to the Black River. Unfortunately, this increased traffic often results in an increase in riverside and roadside trash, presenting not just an eyesore but an impairment to wildlife habitat. The Black River Action Team spent a few hours this past weekend cleaning up the pull-offs on Route 131 along the Black River in Cavendish. The trash collected ranged from political signs to tires, food trash to fishing line. While some appeared incidental, some was obviously intentionally discarded at these public sites.
Posted: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Whiting Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries nationwide to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.
Posted: Sunday, May 9, 2021
On May 3, the GMUHS Interact Club delivered two hundred seventy-one pounds of food to the Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf. Collected during their April Food Drive, this wonderful assortment of shelf-stable food products will make their way into the weekly food boxes prepared for CAFC Food Shelf recipients.
Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
The annual Chester Plant Sale at St. Luke's Church, the gray church at 313 Main Street near the Village Green in Chester, Vermont, has become a marvelous opportunity for the public to purchase a wide selection of proven, large, healthy, hardy plants at bargain prices. The sale features numerous perennials well suited to this part of Vermont, herbs, raspberry plants, dahlia tubers, different varieties of daylilies and hosta, and some special annuals and propagated shrubs, plus homemade preserves, fresh rhubarb, a loose-leaf gardening journal, and one-of-a-kind pastel note cards of birds and flowers. The well-groomed plants have helpful labels and flower photos that will make garden additions easy; and experienced gardeners will be on hand to give advice about planting and garden design.
Chester Fall Festival
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.