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Nature For Everyone: The Nature Museum Expands Acreage And Accessibility
Posted: December 15, 2017
In southern Vermont, the team at The Nature Museum is working to create one more option for outdoorspeople of all abilities. With the recent addition of 3.5-acre land donation to the Museum's outdoor classroom, plans are underway to create a wheelchair-accessible outdoor experience for visitors of all ages and abilities. This trail will be open to all visitors, and will be used year-round in the Museum's nature programming for adults, families, and children.
Bonnie's Bundles Holiday Sale
Posted: December 14, 2017
For November and December, Bonnie's Bundles Dolls has exhibited at the Whiting Library in Chester. The show features a nearly fifty-year timeline that tells the story of cloth doll artist, Bonnie Watters, having sold nearly 15,000 dolls in 49 years.
Posted: November 20, 2017
Tom Bock, Vermont state representative from the Windsor 3-1 District, which includes Chester, Andover, Baltimore and North Springfield will be the First Thursday Chester Rotary speaker on December 7, 2017. The event will start at 5:15 and take place at the Fullerton Inn. Representative Bock will transport attendees to the VT capitol in Montpelier and talk about the past legislative session, upcoming initiatives, budget issues and regulatory mandates placed on local governments.
Come To The St. Luke's Christmas Tea December 2nd
Posted: November 17, 2017
One of the most festive events of Chester's Overture to Christmas is the St. Luke's Christmas Tea and Sale. On Saturday, December 2nd, Willard Hall will be filled with the sounds, smells and surprises of Christmas.
An Interactive Nature Program For Preschoolers:
Posted: November 11, 2017
Join a local community of proud 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.
Posted: November 3, 2017
The Chester Conservation Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm in the library of Chester-Andover Elementary School. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Come Learn Wrestling Basics In Springfield
Posted: October 31, 2017
Calling all boys and girls in grades K-8 curious about wrestling! Sunday, November 12th come learn some basics from our terrific coaches and then try out your new skills in a fun scrimmage. Like it? Sign up to join the team this year!
Bonnie's Bundles Dolls at Chester's Whiting Library
Posted: October 28, 2017
The featured exhibit at the Whiting Library on Main Street in Chester for the months of November and December will be the legacy journey of Chester doll artist Bonnie Watters. Approaching fifty years, forty-three of them in Chester, Bonnie will share some of favorite designs, some with motif eyes and others with real eyes, all classically dressed in layers of at least four calicos. Suzy and Grace have been selected to issue the invitation on posters around the community.
Reserve by November 6 for Early-Bird Discount on Holiday Wreath-Decorating Workshops
Posted: October 19, 2017
Reservations are coming in for the November Wreath Workshops. Pre-pay by November 6 to guarantee a wreath and an early-bird discount. This is the easiest way to decorate a pre-made evergreen wreath with specially collected greens, natural materials, bows, and other embellishments, plus all the wire, glue guns, and equipment necessary to make the decorating fun and successful.
Local Families, Organizations, and Businesses Support The Fairy House Festival
Posted: October 18, 2017
The staff at The Nature Museum was warmed by the buzz of community excitement and show of support for the recent Fairy House Festival on Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24. Local individuals, families, schools, libraries, and businesses collected pine cones, acorn caps, feathers, moss, and more and created charming fairy houses. Visitors to the Fairy House Festival delighted in these structures as they walked along a forest path, and returned to The Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens.
Last Day For Shipping Via Priority Mail
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 lewdog1938@gmail.com.
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To learn more, visit vermontfoodhelp.com or dial 2-1-1.

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Celebration
Invitation to a Service of Christmas Eve Celebration through Song, Scripture and Holy Eucharist. Come and join us in honoring our Savior's birth. Service with Holy Communion begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, December 24th at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 313 Main Street, Chester, VT. See details about this event here.
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