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Black River Action Team's 18th Annual RiverSweep
Posted: September 21, 2017
From tires to tin cans, flip flops to fast food cups, the Black River Action Team hauled it all. Recently the group conducted their 18th Annual RiverSweep, a large-scale cleanup of the bed and banks of the Black River and areas that lead to the water. Whether diving for tires mid-stream or wrangling weed-bound junk on shore, the intrepid BRATs kept bringing the action.
The Nature Museum's Fall Programs and Events
Posted: September 13, 2017

The Nature Museum announces its fall lineup of nature-related programs and an ear-thrilling benefit concert.

Posted: September 12, 2017
On Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 10:00-3:00, Columbus Weekend, the Chester Andover Family Center will hold a HUGE "Christmas Under the Tent" sale. Holiday items for your decorating, entertaining and gift giving needs will be available. We will have toys, gifts, items for your holiday table, artificial trees, Christmas Cards and decorations galore. Everything under the tent will be priced from $1-$20.
Posted: September 11, 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 UPSTAIRS at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center (152 South St, Claremont, NH) to learn the ins and outs of septic systems. Industry professionals will present information for the layperson, covering everything from how systems work, how to tell when something's amiss, what not to flush, how often to get your tank cleaned, and regulations on installing a new septic system or replacing an old one.
St. Luke's Church is Alive at Chester's Fall Festival Sept. 16-17
Posted: September 8, 2017
St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 313 Main Street in Chester will have a presence on its side lawn during one of ten best fall events in Vermont, Chester's Fall Festival on the Green on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17.
The Nature Museum Invites Preschoolers to join The Mighty Acorns Club
Posted: September 1, 2017
GRAFTON, VT - The Nature Museum invites preschoolers to join the Mighty Acorns Club. Every month throughout the school year, our environmental educator will take young adventurers on a voyage of discovery. From September to June on the second Friday of each month, fun activities for budding naturalists will take place in the Museum's interactive indoor space as well in its wildlife garden, woods, fields, and pond.
9th Annual Fairy House Festival Deadline for Builders to Register
Posted: August 29, 2017
The New York Times (2014) reports that Pinterest showcases more than 5,000 boards dedicated to fairy houses. The craft site Etsy hosts over 2,000 listings for handmade fairy homes and furnishings. But you don't have to go online to see the wonder of tiny fairy homes. You can leave the screen behind, step out into nature, and be inspired to build one yourself.
Fall Craft Festival on the Chester Green: September 16-17th
Posted: August 26, 2017
Showcasing over 65 New England artists with handmade crafts. Midday music by Vermont musicians. Variety of food offerings. Children's tent and Dux the Balloon Man. Beer Garden on Saturday behind the Fullerton Inn. Free Event. Stroll the quaint village of Chester and enjoy Victorian architecture, local studios, shops and restaurants. Mark the beginning of fall at one of Vermont's "Top 10 Fall Events" in one of the "most beautiful villages in New England".
Posted: August 24, 2017
Chester Rotary will hold another in its series of First Thursday talks on Thursday, September 7 at the Fullerton Inn. The program is free and the public is invited. This month's speaker is Michael Wanigasekera, who will speak about his two years of service as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in a small village in Cambodia.
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.
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
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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.
Saturday, October 7
Christmas Under the Tent at The Chester Andover Family Center
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