In 1955, the Chester School held a Music Workshop attended by 160 people. Participating districts included Jefferson, Milton, Mount Arlington, Chester, Netcong, Mendham Township, Washington Township, Budd Lake, Wharton, and Flanders. Children in primary, middle, and upper grades participated in demonstrations of vocal music, music appreciation, instrumentals, rhythms, and creative dancing. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
The Observer-Tribune reported that Nancy Sturzenegger held a swimming party and buffet supper for 24 other female graduates of West Morris Regional High School’s class of 1961. Party-goers were from Chester, Mendham, Washington Valley, Long Valley, Flanders, and Hackettstown.
In 1955, nearly 150 citizens showed for a public hearing on the proposed regional high school to serve Chester, Mendham Borough, Mt. Arlington Borough, Mt. Olive Township, and Washington Township. Brochures which summarized a 33-page report on the project were available to attendees. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.
In 1974, this week was National Library Week. More locally, our Friends of the Library launched a new program on April 26, 1974 — Craft of the Month. They kicked it off with a lesson on how to create macrame plant hangers, taught by Kathy Appis. Additionally, the Chester Library displayed the artwork of Jay E. Flucker, an art teacher at Black River Middle School, with an open house on April 21, 1974. The exhibit showcased his abstract sculpture, paintings, and works on paper.