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Get Dirty At The 18th Annual RiverSweep On Saturday, September 9th
Posted: August 16, 2017
Come get dirty to help us get the Black River cleaner! The 18th Annual RiverSweep is happening on Saturday, September 9th starting at 8am and ending at 12 noon.
Posted: August 10, 2017
You may be asking, "What is sheet mulching?" It is the practice of creating new soil by preparing a future garden area without cutting away the sod or tilling. Instead you can add many layers of bio-degradable materials to provide a feast for all the creatures in the soil. The micro life in the soil does the hard work of changing the organic matter into beautiful, compost-rich soil.
Free Septic Smart Workshop on Saturday, September 23rd
Posted: August 9, 2017
Know how your leach field works? Curious when to have your septic tank cleaned? Buying or building a new home? Come to the FREE Septic Smart Workshop on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:30 AM till Noon, located UPSTAIRS at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center (152 South St, Claremont NH) to learn the ins and outs of septic systems.
You Are Invited To St. Luke's 79th Annual August Supper
Posted: July 13, 2017
St. Luke's Annual August Supper on the Lawn is a cherished occasion for which so many anticipate with joy. All the cooks, servers, setup crew, carvers, etc., will tell you it provides joy both ways. Our guests are always well pleased. There are families who attend year after year from distances away from Chester. Proceeds enable St. Luke's to continue to support local, state, national and global charitable organizations.
Posted: July 13, 2017
Throughout the remainder of 2017 and into early 2018, the Chester Conservation Committee (CCC) will be hosting a Chester Trails Experience - Photography Contest. A panel of local photographers will judge and choose two photographs that best express the CCC's goal of fostering awareness, stewardship and enjoyment of Chester's hiking trails. A third winning photo will be selected by the readers of The Chester Telegraph as the "Reader's Choice" award.
Posted: July 7, 2017
Are you concerned about water pollution, loss of valuable soil, climate change or all of the above? There is so much we can do by paying attention to where we direct the rain that falls on our properties and communities. In many developed areas, stormwater runs rapidly across paved surfaces, off roofs and lawns, and gardens, carrying soil and pollutants into the rivers. Furthermore, the natural water cycle is disrupted, which contributes to droughts, floods, excess heat and violent weather.
Posted: June 26, 2017
The Chester Conservation Committee (CCC) is seeking volunteers to assist in the building of three new wooden footbridges on the Green Mountain Union HS Nature Trail on Saturday, July 15th starting at 8:30am.
Posted: June 21, 2017
The Chester Rotary Club is pleased to announce that on Thursday, July 6th, Walter Meyer from Mary Meyer Manufacturing Company will be the guest speaker at the Fullerton Inn. The program goes from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available.
Summer Unplugged: The Nature Museum Offers Free Events for Kids at Local Libraries
Posted: June 14, 2017
The Nature Museum offers free programs for kids at local libraries in Chester, VT Springfield, VT and Charleston, NH to inspire them to interact with nature and get outside. Each week a Nature Museum educator will engage kids to learn about migration, bugs, trees, predators, thunderstorms and more, along with hands-on activities, plus a craft to take home. All ages are welcome, however the family programs are recommended for children ages 4 and up.
Great River Hydro Bellows Falls Visitor Center Opens Memorial Weekend Summer-Long Programs Hosted by The Nature Museum
Posted: May 19, 2017
The Nature Museum in partnership with Great River Hydro will open for the summer season at the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder Visitors Center on Friday, May 26. This nature education center is open each weekend Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September 3rd. The Visitor Center is home to a series of hands-on environmental programs and exhibits for local families and passing tourists. The Visitor Center is located at 17 Bridge Street in downtown Bellows Falls, next to the Post Office building. Admission and programs at the Visitor Center are always free.
Chester's 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
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.

Saturday, September 9
The 18th Annual RiverSweep
For more information, please contact BRAT Director Kelly Stettner at or leave a message at (802) 738-0456.
Saturday, September 23
Free Septic Smart Workshop
Located UPSTAIRS at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center (152 South St, Claremont NH). 9:30pm to noon. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated, as light refreshments will be provided. Leave your name, contact information, and number of people in your group at or (802) 738-0456.
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