In 1956, 256 acres on Pleasant Hill Road owned by the estate of Otto Sroczek was sold to Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford. The university announced that it would use the land as an organic farm to supply food for its dormitories. The land was sold for $75,000 by Dorothy P. Steele of the Janet W. … Read more
Bring three dozen of your favorite cookies and share them with fellow bakers. Don’t forget to bring your recipe and an empty container. Enjoy socializing, exchanging recipes, and great cookbooks on display. Newcomers are especially welcome! Register here.
In 1961, Chester Borough Council voted to establish and maintain a regular police department. Previously, Joseph D. Feltman had been acting police officer since June 15. Source: Observer-Tribune
Featuring selected clippings from the Observer-Tribune and its predecessor The Mendham-Chester Tribune, the Chester Library’s latest Local History exhibit illustrates how area businesses have marked the fall and winter holidays with lively newspaper advertisements and messages of good will for their customers. The ads placed by Chester businesses during the mid-20th century are especially appealing … Read more
The Chester Library Mentoring Program pairs Bragg School students grades 3 – 5 with students from Mendham and West Morris Central High School. Mentors will work one-on-one with a student each week helping them with a difficult subject, work on a special project or improve their study and organizations skills. Mentoring sessions will be held on Mondays starting … Read more
Are you a High School Junior or Senior who would like to earn community service time by mentoring a young student? The Chester Library Mentoring Program pairs high school students with Bragg School students grades 3 – 5. Mentoring sessions will be held on Mondays starting Oct. 21st and mentors will work one-on-one with a student on … Read more
Chester Library’s latest exhibit, Back to School for Chesterites, spotlights early-to-mid 20th century materials from a newly opened local history collection. The Wyckoff Family Collection contains photographs, legal documents, educational and sporting materials, correspondence, and other items that document more than 150 years of Chester history. The items on display include photographs, school sports team … Read more