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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2020
All summer clothing and accessories. Fill a tall kitchen bag for $5.
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020
August continues to be a busy time for the Family Center. Our Food Shelf, Thrift Shop and Financial Assistance Programs are up and running to meet the needs of the community. We have safety measures firmly in place to conduct business while keeping our volunteers, shoppers, and recipients safe. We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation during these challenging times.
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020
The Chester Andover Family Center Thrift Shop Weekend Pop-Up Sale will take place this weekend, August 14-15.

Posted: Saturday, August 8, 2020
When a simple paddling trip turns into a tire scouting safari, what follows is a targeted river cleanup! After noting the location of around twenty tires at the bottom of the Black River along Paddock Road in Springfield, Black River Action Team director Kelly Stettner organized a small flotilla to retrieve them. The "haul" ended up being over three times the size originally estimated!
Posted: Saturday, August 8, 2020
On July 31, 2020, an inscription stating "IN MEMORY OF SUZY HENRY FORLIE" was carefully sandblasted on the side of the stone bench that had been created to honor Suzy Forlie, who died on April 16, 2020. Suzy, the wife of Hans Forlie and mother of son, Kai, was a life-long Chester resident, local businesswoman, active community volunteer, and member of Chester Townscape.
Posted: Sunday, August 2, 2020
The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce recently gathered for their 63rd Annual Meeting held at the Echo Lake Inn located just north of Ludlow along the Scenic Route 100 Byway in the Tyson Village of Plymouth. Innkeeper Tom Gianola was thanked for hosting & sponsoring the event.
Posted: Sunday, August 2, 2020
The Whiting Library at 117 Main St in Chester, VT announces the reopening of the library building to the public by appointment only beginning on August 3rd, 2020. Patrons of the library will be required to call in advance at 875-2277 to schedule a 25 minute appointment slot. Appointments will be available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11am, 11:30am, 12pm and 12:30pm.
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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