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Valley CourierPublished June 26, 2019 08:30 a.m.
For 20-year Chester resident Deb Vilcheck, being the chairman of the 41st annual Four on the Fourth Road Race in downtown Chester is one more way to give back to a town and a community she loves so much.
Valley CourierPublished May 15, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Carry a burlap sack filled with 100 pounds of wet sand one-third of a mile up a hill? Shimmy across a slack cable suspended 25 feet above water until the halfway point and then jump in and swim the rest of the way?
Valley CourierPublished April 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Is a little rubber duck floating in the bathtub a treasured childhood memory? There is an opportunity to recreate that memory with a special twist, a rubber duck race, at the upcoming Chester Spring Weekend on Saturday, May 4 at 4 p.m. What’s more, the tiny ducks will be floating for a good cause.
Valley CourierPublished April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Some people are lucky enough to discover what they love to do when they are young—really young. In the case of Carter Gowrie, his father snuggled him in a basket and took him out in a sailboat when he was three months old. He has been sailing ever since.
Valley CourierPublished March 20, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Every auction employs objects from Chester and requires only that participants use them in original creations in whatever way they wish. This year’s Red Velvet Challenge uses 18-inch squares of the velvet cut from what were former stage curtains at the Chester Meeting House.
Valley CourierPublished March 13, 2019 08:30 a.m.
It was blustery day, temperature in the 20s, winds blowing at between 12 and 15 miles an hour, with a wind chill that made it feel like 11 degrees, but the people disembarking from RiverQuest at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex were smiling as they made their way up the gangplank. They had seen what they came for: eagles.
Valley CourierPublished March 06, 2019 08:30 a.m.
For 52 years, John Heiser has lived in the same house in Ivoryton with his wife Judy.
Valley CourierPublished Feb. 20, 2019 08:30 a.m.
As long as you’re over 21, Rob Stack would like you to have a drink, albeit a very small one: two ounces of beer in a plastic cup. But there’s catch: you can fill up that two-ounce cup up again, again, and again.
Valley CourierPublished Feb. 06, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Goodness knows it is hard to keep a secret in a small town, but Marta Daniels has one—though she won’t have it for long. She is going to tell all on Thursday, Feb. 21 at a Chester Land Trust program at the Chester meeting house. The event, including a pre-program chili dinner, is a fundraiser for the Chester Land Trust.
Valley CourierPublished Jan. 16, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Roseann Ventimiglia said yes. The result is that she is the new head of the upcoming book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Chester Public Library. And there is more that is new. For the first time the sale will be held at the United Church of Chester, 29 West Main Street, Chester, rather than in the library basement. The four-day sale will take place from Friday, Jan. 18 through Monday, Jan. 21.
Valley CourierPublished Jan. 02, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Everybody has their own way to finish the sentence, “Happiness is…” but few people’s idea of happiness would match Shane Lindner’s. For him, happiness is a tattered pair of hiking shorts, a leaky one-person tent, and a 2,653-mile walk.
Valley CourierPublished Dec. 19, 2018 08:30 a.m.
The old song “You Oughta Be in Pictures” applies to Kim Thomas—sort of. It’s not Kim who actually was in a movie; it was her bakery, Savour in Centerbrook, that was a central location for A Very Nutty Christmas, a Lifetime Channel Christmas movie.