Greetings! Gingerbread houses are now on display in shops and they are spectacular. Stop by and check 'em out.
Shop Chester contest is on! Our goody basket is valued at $1900.
Enter to win every time you shop locally. Ballot boxes are located
practically everywhere in the Municipality.
was an eye witness drive by sighting last night on Route 3 - a line up
at 6:55 pm for Ladies Night at Home Hardware! Who needs Black Friday?
This Week in Chester
The Heritage Society Victorian Christmas Craft Show and sale is on
tomorrow, Thursday, until Sunday at the Lordly House at 133 Central
Street from 10 - 5 pm daily. For more info call 902-273-2176. The $2
entry fee will enter you for a draw.
The Rope Loft
has the fire on with hot toddies or cold craft beer. They are open
every Thursday - Sunday until the New Year. There is a calendar on their
Facebook page of daily specials and events over the holiday season.
Book now for New Year's Eve with a 5 course meal, live music and
fireworks to follow.
This Saturday is busy. Pay attention so you can schedule your Christmas craft fair attendance and consumption accordingly.
The Annual Christmas Market is on at the Hubbards Barn from 8 until noon.
Local vendors are bringing their best to you accompanied by some great live music.
There is a Craft Fair at the Chester United Baptist Church from 9 - 2 pm. Unique gifts for Christmas and all year round.
St Stephen's Parish Hall is hosting a Christmas Bazaar from 10:30-1:30pm.
Books, bake table, wreaths, candy, crafts and cookies - the usual stuff.
Lunch fires up at 11 (!) with a variety of soups, rolls and desserts. Adults $8/ short ones under 10 $5.
You can recover from all this seasonal shopping by stopping in at Luna Salon, Spa and Boutique on Duke Street. They are HST free from 10 - 1 pm. Paint your toes. Get new hair.
Then why not head over to the Fo'c'sle for some R&R with a side of Shane. Saturday is "Wined Down" day with bottles at half price. Go stake your table now.
Bourne from Rawlins Cross will play in the Red Shed at 35 Union Street
at 8pm for a modest cover charge of $20. Shannon Reeves will open,
accompanied by Jamie Junger. Bring a sweater and settle in for a great
evening of entertainment.
Looking ahead to Christmas entertainment at the Playhouse, Malcolm
Callaway is back with his own twisted interpretation of the holiday
This is the tale of a small Newfoundland town experiencing tough times. The local drama group decide to put on a show
to raise funds and cheer up the townsfolk. A blizzard socks them in,
along with the passengers of a small jet enroute from London to New
York. ThinkCome from Away without the casseroles.
Guaranteed to make you groan! Tickets are going fast.
engineer dies and goes to hell. He's hot and miserable, so he decides
to take action. The A/C has been broken for a long time, so he fixes it
and things cool down. The moving walkway motor jammed, so he fixes that
too. The TV is problematic so he tweaks the Satellite dish connection
and now they get hundreds of high def channels.
day, God decides to look down on Hell to see how his grand design is
working out and notices that everyone is happy and enjoying umbrella
drinks. He asks the Devil "What's up?" The Devil says, "Things are great down here since you sent us an engineer." "What?" says God. "An engineer? I didn't send you one of those. Obviously a mistake.
Send him upstairs immediately." The Devil responds, "No way - we're keeping him." God replies, "I'll sue!" The Devil laughs. "And where are You going to get a lawyer?"
We're all about paying homage the Halifax Explosion this week.
December 6th, 1917 the Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel Imo in the Narrows of Halifax Harbour.
A fire on board the French ship ignited her cargo, causing a large explosion that killed over 2,000 souls and injured 9,000 others.
This Week in Chester
Tonight, Wednesday, at the Chester Playhouse, Geraldine Tuck will launch her fourth and last novel in the Mystery Marauders series at 7 pm. Halifax Explosion Mystery follows main character, Dan Veinotte, who is transported back to December 1917, days before the Mount Blanc caught fire in the Halifax Narrows. Suited for young audiences, this novel is in perfect timing with this year being the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion. The event is a free, non-ticketed event open to the public. Geraldine Tuck will be presenting a slide show at the event along with excerpts from the novel. Come out and meet the author.
Your gingerbread house creations must be delivered to the Mecklenburgh Inn @ 78 Queen St this Friday from 4- 6 pm. These houses will be on display at local merchants from this Saturday onwards.
The Kiwi Café will be open for pizza this Friday night. Roman style, long fermentation "double "0" dough with gourmet toppings - the works ! 5 -9 pm. Call now to reserve your slice of Italy. 902-275-1492
Stop the Press ! The Restaurant at White Gate will be closing for the season earlier than expected - this weekend will be their last of the regular season. There will be a New Year's Eve event, so watch this space for details. Book today to avoid disappointment and get your last 2017 fix of lamb shank, pork belly, halibut w/ risotto or Cornish hen. Open this weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday with their special Prix Fixe menu. The Inn at White Gate will remain open until the New Year. 902-275-4400
The Chester Playhouse is proud to present Eastern Front Theatre's production of "Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion" this Friday evening at 7:30 pm. This is a dramatic and educational experience that explores stories of the events of the Halifax explosion. It is a day that has become synonymous with tales of heroism, survival and of how a community fought against disaster. This play follows three diverse characters as they meet, moments after the explosion as they come to terms with, not only the situation they find themselves in, but who they are stranded with. As the characters share their stories, experiences and history, the audience experience the tribute to the diverse communities and cultures in Nova Scotia. 902-275-3933.
Linens for Life in East Chester has some gorgeous linen towels, table linens, hand made PJ's, bedding and fashion items to offer the discerning shopper.
Mo is in the kitchen whipping up homemade soups, chowder and pies - worth a visit for the entertainment alone !
Chester's own Morgan Cruickshank and The Blue Lane brought home the 2017 "Jazz Recording of the Year" at NSMW with their EP "Blind" which is featured in the upcoming American drama film "Every 21 Seconds." Congratulations to the band !
Well today was a nasty surprise.
I guess summer is officially over.
You still have 4 days left to play at the Chester Golf Club. Get your muffs on and get over there before they close the gates for the season.
This Week in Chester
Tomorrow night, Thursday, from 7 - 8:30 pm, Tina Hennigar, the tour leader and coordinator with "NOW" Lunenburg County,
will be at the OHC Lobby to share the love. Tina spent this summer in a
1960's Boler trailer traveling Canada from coast to coast
trying to convince 150 entrepreneurial young people to move to Lunenburg County.
Come see the documentary and get some insight.
The Rope Loft
has moved into fall hours and they are open November through till
December 31st every Thursday to Sunday. They are taking bookings for
Christmas parties and New Year's Eve dinner with live music.
The Kiwi Café's
pantry is now carrying a line of cheeses with french accents from
Quebec. Triple creme Brie, soft blue, aged hard chèvre, soft vegetable
ash covered chèvre, stout cheddar and soft washed rind. Why not pick up a
wedge for cocktails after lunch.
The Village Emporium
on Pleasant Street is offering all their beading supplies at 25% off.
Maybe a new beaded headband for that special someone in your life? They
also carry Legacy Lane Alpaca Insoles. "Buy 1 pair and get the 2nd pair
half price." Alpaca wool is 7 times warmer than sheep's wool so get
yours now to keep hooves warm all winter !
This Friday "Oh, Canada, We Sing for Thee!" is on stage at the Chester Playhouse at 7:30pm.
Canada" takes you on an exciting musical journey across this
spectacular country with a cavalcade of hits from our greatest stars
with some funny anecdotes to accompany. Sing-along to Gordon Lightfoot,
Anne Murray, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Shania Twain, Stompin' Tom
Connors, Buffy Ste. Marie, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, The Guess Who,
Ian & Sylvia, Neil Young, Don Messer, Bryan Adams, BTO and many
more. The superb musicianship, and incredible storytelling make us all
proud to be Canadian!
From Canada's influence on early Rock 'n Roll
music with the 50's songs, Little Darlin', & the boisterous Sh'Boom,
to the breath-taking modern duet of Celine Dion/David Foster's The
Prayer, this concert showcases an extraordinary range of music. A
highlight is the singers' beautiful rendition of the late Leonard
This Saturday is November 11th. This is the
day to remember our veterans and honour them for their service. Plan to
repair to the cenotaph before 11am and join with the rest of the
Villagers to remember and give thanks.
Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm, Geraldine Tuck will be launching her
new book, "The Halifax Explosion Mystery" in the Ondaatje room upstairs
at the Playhouse. The event is free and open to all.
This is the fourth and last novel in Tuck's Mystery Marauders Series.
on the hunt for a lost family heirloom, Dan finds himself in the year
1917, days before the Halifax Explosion. Can Dan find his way out of the
myriad of tunnels beneath the Citadel in time to save his aunt?
this novel the main character is transported back to December, 1917,
days before the Mount Blanc collided with the Imo in the Halifax
Narrows. Written for young audiences, this novel coincides with the
100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion.
Geraldine Tuck will be presenting a slide show at the event along with excerpts from the novel.
The Marauder series of books are available at the Village Emporium.
alum Ann Barry has written a book called "Sweet Ride." It is the summer
of 1943 and the tentacles of World War II are lapping the shores of
Nova Scotia as four young women leave Lunenburg County on the trip of a
lifetime - by bicycle to Charlottetown PEI. This is a creative
non-fiction story of challenge and endurance, emancipation and
doggedness but most of all it is a story of friendship. Ms Barry is
launching her book next Monday at the Mahone Bay Centre from 2-4 pm.
Many eggs on the house last night?
Got any Kit Kats left?
Liberate enough loot from your kids' pillowcases to hold the sugar high till the Christmas bon bons arrive?
And how about that GALE Philippe on Monday ! Jeepers. The Rope Loft was issuing life preservers with every deck cocktail.
This Week in Chester
has new works by artist Carole Malcolm arriving this week. Stop by the
gallery and see who else is on the walls or on display. There is
something for everyone and every pocket book here.
Light My Fire
candle studio is getting into the swing of things with some new
Christmas candles on the block. They have some new creations and special
techniques with a variety of waxes.
They also carry music from local
artists: The Blue Lane's new CD "Blind;" The Market Boys; Jamie
Junger & friends and many others. Drop by to see what's in the vat.
Congratulations to The Blue Lane for being nominated for Best Nova Scotia new album of the year.
Remember this Saturday is the deadline for your entry forms to be emailed/dropped off for your gingerbread house entries.
Shoreham Village Ladies Auxiliary is hosting their annual dinner
theatre at the Chester Basin Legion. Their show "Fixin to Get Hitched"
features the Accidental Actors. Tickets are $25 per person. The doors
open 5:30 pm and the show starts 6:30. To purchase tickets, call Geri
This festive season, why not hold your office Christmas party at White Gate restaurant?
Or even an event with family and friends? They are now taking bookings
for December Christmas parties and dinners. They can provide you with a
Christmas 3 Course Prix Fixe menu for $50 or you can add in hors
d'oeuvres, a wine pairing or some bubbly!! For Information please call
on 902.275.4400 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Friday November 10th, the Chester Playhouse
will be alive and bursting at the seams with all of your favourite
songs from famous Canadian artists. "Oh Canada,We Sing for Thee!" is a
trip through the Canadian songbook with a four piece band and a VERY
talented Leisa Way at the helm. The costumes changes in Oh Canada! will
be epic as Leisa transforms from Shania to Joni to Anne in the blink of
an eye. She'll be joined by a fantastic band called the Wayward Wind,
who will provide the songs from Stompin' Tom, Leonard Cohen, Gordon
Lightfoot and many more. Along the way the cast will share stories and
tidbits about the songs and the artists. A sing-a-long with glamourous
costumes, familiar music and at least seven wig changes? That's a
You are now allowed to bring your on site purchased drinks into the theatre. Reason alone to partake in all things "Playhouse."
by popular demand, the Chester Drama Society once again presents
another Malcolm Callaway outrageous Christmas play. This year sees the
reprise of 'Grunion Bay' with a cast that includes a whole new
generation of actors and even brings one of the original cast back as
stage manager. Who knows what surprises await? The play opens Wednesday, December 13th and runs through till the 16th.
accompanied her husband, Paddy, to the doctor's office. After his
checkup, the doctor called Mary into his office alone. He said, "Your
husband is suffering from a very severe stress disorder. If you don't do
the following, your husband will surely die. Each morning, fix him a
healthy breakfast. Be pleasant at all times. For lunch make him a
nutritious meal. For dinner prepare an especially nice meal for him.
Don't burden him with chores. Don't discuss your problems with him, it
will only make his stress worse. If you can do this for the next year, I
think Paddy will regain his health completely." On their way home,
Paddy asked Mary. "What did the doctor say?"
"He said you're going to die."
Anyone for the beach?
With these temperatures, it's difficult to imagine that it is actually Fall.
Hallowe'en is just around the corner and it's two months till Christmas. Yup.
I just wanted to bring you up to speed on pending calendar events.
This Week in Chester
This Friday there is a Hallowe'en Party at the Lightfoot Tower at 63
Regent Street from 6:30 - 8 pm. Dress up, get in touch with your inner
goblin and enjoy the spooky events of the evening. Short ones must have
an adult in tow. Many thanks to the Recreation Department for making
Saturday night is the
Hallowe'en Hip Hop at the Chester Legion for members and guests 19 years
and older. Get your freak on and get over there. For more info call
This Sunday there is a send off party for the Rev Dan Green and his lovely bride Trishe Colman at
Stephen's Hall at 6 pm. Dan and Trishe has been very involved in the
Syrian refugee sponsorship since its inception. Members of the Starfish
group and the Al Khayro and Al Ali families want to thank them with a
Syrian pot luck dinner with music as well. This event is also an
opportunity to welcome new volunteers as the group prepares for the
arrival of a new Syrian family. Please bring a dish to share. (No piggy
please) Everyone is invited.
This year is the 9th Annual Gingerbread House Competition and display.This year's theme is "Canada 150".
The entry form deadline is next Saturday, November 4th. There are $$$
cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Youth Category, and also a
People's Choice prize.
You may email Robin for an entry form, email@example.com, phone 902-275-5707,or you can pick up at form at Flowers Flowers Flowers at 34 Pleasant Street, Chester.
I know nothing about plants or any of those other terms that are perennially related. Oceanview Nursery
knows a lot about plants and they are having a sale ! The property is
exploding with all things "harvest." They are offering mums at 2 for the
price of 1 and they are gorgeous !
There are bulbs and all
sorts of other plant things that people get excited about. Come to
Chester and make a day of it at Oceanview because it will take all day
to see everything they have to offer.
This Week in Chester
This Friday at 7:30pm the Chester Playhouse is delighted to welcome multiple JUNO award winner Joel Plaskett who will be sharing the stage with his father Bill Plaskett.
They will be performing from their first full length collaborative album "Solidarity" which was released February of this year.
album is a powerful collection of original and traditional songs that
reflect both Bill and Joel's individual musical journeys grounded in
folk music with influences of rock and roll.
The Kiwi Café
has some delicious Indian curries in their freezer from Taste of
Mauritius. Stop by and pick up one to get you through your next Netflix
The Art Centre
is offering painting classes with Pat Christiansen every Wednesday
afternoon starting November 1st until November 29th. She will help you
create the perfect winter scene in time for...winter. There are just a
couple of slots left so dust off your brush and dial up the Art Centre
Sunday White Gate Restaurant presents their evening prix fixe menu. Call today to get your foot in the door for the weekend.
Next Monday is Musical Friends at the St Stephen's Anglican Church.
It is free for all to attend.
1pm - Vintage Voices
fun singalong for people who enjoy music from the 30s to the 60s. Words
are projected on a screen so that no one has to mess with any pages,
and requests are always taken!
2pm - Musical Friends Choir
Youth from Chester Elementary are walked from school to Tuck Hall, provided with a snack, and then learn to sing.
3pm - Musical Friends Band
students from both elementary and middle school receive guitar, piano,
bass and drum lessons, learn songs to play together, and begin to learn
how to write music.
4pm Tuneful Tots
Babies and toddlers along with parents, grandparents or guardians enjoy nursery rhymes and other danceable music.
The Chester Merchants Gingerbread House Competition is back!
Fill out your entry form and get it in before Saturday, November 4th.
guy walks into a bar and finds a horse serving drinks. The horse asks
"What are you staring at? Haven't you ever seen a horse tending bar
The guy says, "It's not that. I just never thought the parrot would sell the place."