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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.
Posted: May 19, 2017
Here are two announcements from St. Luke's.
The Nature Museum Offers Unique, Open-Air Adventures For Kids And Families This Spring And Summer
Posted: May 19, 2017
Research indicates that children's play has shifted dramatically in the last two decades. Childhood has moved indoors, away from the unstructured outdoor play that many of us remember as a child. The average American boy or girl spends as few as 30 minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day and more than seven hours in front of an electronic screen, according to the National Wildlife Federation. The Nature Museum asserts that contact with and understanding of the natural world is vital to a child's development and for the future of our planet.
Posted: May 4, 2017
All are welcome to join the Chester Conservation Committee (CCC) for a morning of trail work as we continue to develop the new Butternut Ridge Trail. Work some, learn about the trail and forest or simply come out and meet new people and spend an enjoyable morning in the woods.
Posted: April 28, 2017
This is a reminder about the upcoming Act 46 vote to create the Green Mountain Unified School District including the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester. For additional information there is a presentation Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at Andover Town Hall, and another on Monday, 5/1 at 6:30 p.m. at Chester Town Hall. Please attend and please do vote. If you will be away Tuesday, absentee ballots are already available at your Town Clerk's office.
Posted: April 28, 2017
Beginning on Wednesday, May 10th, St. Luke's Episcopal Church program will begin a new adult study entitled: "Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith." This series is a part of the "Living the Questions" designed for contemporary Christians.
Third Annual Pansy Festival Coming Soon
Posted: April 27, 2017
The Pansy Festival will be held at Singing River Farm in Rockingham on Saturday, May 6 from noon to 3 p.m. This free community celebration of spring will happen rain or shine because pansies love both. An Earth Day Teach-In will also be part of the festival this year.
Bonnie's Bundles Dolls
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.

Thursday, July 6
Chester Rotary Club presents Walter Meyer from Mary Meyer Manufacturing Company
The Fullerton Inn
Chester, VT
Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available. Please RSVP to
Saturday, July 15
Chester Conservation Committee Bridge Building Project
Green Mountain Union HS Nature Trail
Starting at 8:15am
For more information, please contact Gary King at 802-875-5153 or
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