deluge was pleasant - a nice little wash down to relocate the pollen
and Tuesday was superlative.Today...mmm not so much.
I was at the
government dock yesterday getting a lesson on squid jigging and how
they move.They can swim in forward and reverse. They're everywhere- go
down and have a look.
This Week in Chester
Wednesday, cousin Wally is hosting a scotch tasting at the Rope Loft
@7pm. Several scotches on the menu and also a selection of amuse-bouches
from the chef. Dial up the Rope Loft to assure yourself a seat. 275-3430.
In 2010, 34 bottles of Scottish whisky were shipped overseas every second.
Summer Yoga Classes at Chester Harbour Yoga & Massage Therapy,
71 Duke Street, begin Tuesday July 2nd through August 16th. Seven
classes a week, there is a class for every level from total beginner
through to Intermediate. Special Orthopedic class; individualized
programs for those with low back, knee, or other joint conditions,
systemic conditions etc. Registered Massage Therapist and Naturopathic
Doctor available by appointment. Call to register for classes or for
more info 902-273-9642.
The Lordly House Museum at 133 Central
Street throws open their doors Thursday for the summer. They are
celebrating this with a show "Through His Lens;" The Edward Rutherford
Photographic Collection, from 4 - 5:30 pm. Don't miss this, Edward's
photos are legendary.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of
the burning of the Young Teazer and the Rope Loft is marking the
occasion Thursday evening @ 7pm. Folklore has it that on the anniversary
of the explosion, a flaming ship appears on the horizon between Big
Tancook and Meisner's, so the Rope Loft is a perfect vantage point for
viewing. Join them for some live Maritime music with Art Cole, enjoy
1/2 price appetizers,and Teazer drink specials while awaiting the ghost
ship to return. BOO !
The Chester Farmers & Artisan Market
opens for the season on Friday. Please note NEW TIME and NEW LOCATION:
Every Friday 10 am - 2 pm at the historic Old Train Station (Visitor
Information Centre) on North St. Your favourite vendors will be there
along with many new vendors and great musicians! While at the market,
stop by the Train Station Gallery and the Oak Island Display.
Friday has the season opener at Amicus Gallery on Pleasant Street from 6-8pm.
Zehava Power will be showcasing her new work.
off the aqua marine sweater, rinse out the Sperrys and get there early
as it IS the first dust up and there will be wine and hors d'oeuvres.
This just in from Russell Smith's column in the Globe and Mail:
we are talking about a weekend-at-Chester kind of look, with tennis or
deck shoes and a short-sleeved linen or polo shirt."
Once you've purchased the new piece for the parlour, head next door to the Chester Playhouse at 7:30 pm to hear the musical talents of Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac.
women have music in their blood and bring together their strong Celtic
roots, musical talents and warm personalities that will charm you.
Mary Jane enthralls with her incredible Gaelic vocals, and Wendy entices with her skill on the fiddle.
The Playhouse is offering dinner packages this year with the Rope Loft and The Galley.
package includes one adult ticket to any performance and a two course
dinner at your choice of either restaurant. Gratuity included.
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. 275-3933
Catch the sounds of The Klunkers at the Fo'c'sle Pub after the performance. They will be on stage at 9 pm.
night the Rope Loft is continuing the Teazer celebration with the music
of Ian Campbell from 4-8pm on the wharf, or if it's raining, by the
Also on Saturday night the Fo'c'sle Pub is hosting the band "Cut, Split and Delivered" for your dancing pleasure.
Wow, it must be summer.
We've gone from a winter of Netflix in bed with a bowl of popcorn and the cat, to ohhh so many ways to spend your weekend.
Sunday the Chester Brass is back at the bandstand @ 7 pm. Drag the lawn chair out of the family Buick and settle in.
Monday is Canada Day ! Yippee !!! Get your flag out and show the red and whites. Here's a little Rick Mercer humour on being Canadian.
our resident pyro, is getting the match out for Canada Day. Get down to
the waterfront at dusk and see what Kerry is igniting for your visual
Next Wednesday the Chester Arts Centre
is hosting freelance writer and broadcaster Philip Moscovitch for a
one-day Creative Writing Workshop designed to help you find ideas and
turn them into stories, both non-fiction and fiction.
When in doubt, predict that the present trend will continue.
was at a meeting for Gingerbread Festival this week. Yes it's coming.
November 30th - mark your calendar. A friend very kindly brought coffees
for all of us at the meeting. I declined as I don't drink
caffeine.Trudi from the Bluenose Coast looked up from her notes and without missing a beat said "Why not, it seems you can drink everything else."
We Chesterites are revving up for the season and here's what's in store for you this week.
This Week in Chester
Tonight (Wednesday) the Chester Playhouse
After School Drama Program presents "Word," a new play written by
Cynthia Myers. If you watch Glee, High School Musical, or if you are a
student of any age - you will relate! It's a cast of cheerleaders, and
hockey players, exchange students, geeks and band-tards all under the
guidance of one very disturbed principal with a dark secret. The actors
are in the 10-13 year age bracket - a hormonal symphony to be sure.
Shows are at 6pm and 7:30 pm.
Why not stop by the train station
gallery and check out the latest paintings by south shore artists. They
are on display from 10-4 pm daily.
The Chester Municipal Relay
For Life will take place at the Chester Area Middle School from 7:00 pm
Friday to 7:00 am Saturday. Join the fun and help make a difference!
For info call Sheila @ 275-5720 or Lynn Hatt @ 275-3263.
solstice is Friday, June 21st when the tilt of a planet's semi-axis in
the northern hemisphere, is most inclined towards the sun. Earth's
maximum axial tilt toward the sun is 23° 26'. So that elusive yellow
ball will be at it's highest point in the sky and, while I hate to point
out the hard, cold facts...it's all downhill from here.
Head on down to the Fo'c'sle Pub
and celebrate your own axial tilt with Memphis Knights. The band fires
up at 9pm, but the kitchen extinguishes their fire at 9, so get there
earlier to assure yourself some ribs.
Check in with Light My Fire
studio on Duke Street and see what they've pulled out of the wax vats
over the winter. More than just candles here: a delightful array of a
variety of artisans work and other groovy goodies.
the green bins are now a weekly celebration of compost relocation, so
drive your little green gremlin to the curb every week until September.
Saturday night has Kevin Koloff and his Gypsy Minstrels on stage at the Fo'c'sle Pub. John Lennon will be there.
will be a gospel concert at the Baptist Church, 84 King Street @ 7 pm
with the Son's of Thunder from Bridgewater Baptist Church. Get out your
best "Sunday goin' to meetin' hat" and sing along.
the vampires are back in town at the Chester Legion from 1-3 pm and
5-8pm. For info call 1-888-236-6283. Lose a pound while giving the gift
Summer kicks off at the Chester Art Centre
June 25th with Nancy Dunaway, past chair of the art department at
Henderson State University in Arkansas, doing a three-day multi-media
workshop called Artist's Soup. Explore a number of techniques including
collage, layering, stamping, stenciling and using found objects. Nancy
will also chronicle her artistic life in a lecture called "Without a
Map... Following the Heart" on Wednesday, June 26th.
A huge thank you to Angela at the Village Emporium
for making this seamless. Angela does all the "behind the scenes" work
from entering emails, feeding me information, editing releases and ohhh
so much more....
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
Storm Andrea has come and gone and the Lido is probably a little less
salty thanks to all that rain...... so run on down and register for
swimming lessons, Wednesday June 12th, 6-8pm at CAMS. Lessons start June
24th for 3 weeks. Cost $40. For more info call Viola 275-3465.
turning out to be a rather wet June so far, but what's lousy for the
painters, is marvelous for the gardens and wells..... and for some
consumer therapy. Check out all the new inventory in the Village shops.
Everyone's been busy all winter.....
This Week in Chester
Friday night has Late Nite Lover playing at the Fo'c'sle. The band starts at 9pm. They cover songs that everyone loves and there's plenty of room to dance.
hillbilly theatre, "Hide and Shriek", will get your toes tapping at
the Chester Legion on Saturday night. Doors open 6.30pm with the show
starting at 7.30. $10 advance (at the Legion or Feaver & Co in
Chester or Pharmasave, Bridgewater) or $15 at the door. This is
presented by Riverfest and Have a Laugh Players in support of Riverfest
2013, a not for profit 3 day music festival which supports local south
Don't forget that
it's FATHER'S DAY on Sunday. Treat the old man like a king for the day
with a hearty brunch/lunch at either of the Village's fine
Then whisk Dad to the 'Voices of Spring' concert at the St Stephen's Anglican Church. Chester Brass Band and South Shore Chorale
will raise the roof at 3pm. Admission is $15. No time for Dad to mow
the lawn today - even better, do it for him - and win some brownie
This June the Train Station Gallery
is exhibiting a new and wonderful selection of work by South Shore
artists. Come check out work by featured artist, Sharon Boyd.
is now open in the evenings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 9pm,
featuring new local wines from Petite Rivière and Luckett wineries. The
wines are younger than the 10 years since Lynda opened the Kiwi, but a
great way to celebrate.
a reminder that as the summer is hotting up, weekly green bin
collection starts June 11th. You can now eat copious amounts of lobster
once a week rather than every two.......
"My son wants 50% of my Father's Day gifts.
He says, if it weren't for him, I wouldn't even be a father....."
We're B A C K ! While
it does not actually look as if summer is around the corner,
historically it happens about this time every year, so be patient.
Relocate the resident spider family from your mower, chase the mice out
of the BBQ and make sure your ice tray is full.
We are thrilled to report Haven is back in town filming Season 4 so expect to see a bit of Hollywood when you drop by.
This Week in Chester
The Hamlet is waking up and we have plenty in store for you. José Valverde
is creating new canvasses and you may visit the gallery on King Street
from Thursday to Sunday each week or at other times by appointment.
Paula at Amicus Gallery
on Pleasant Street is just back from a horse trek in Scotland and is
showcasing all the delightful artisans that she represents. More than
just pottery and paintings here. A true treasure trove of exquisite
Friday evening the Fo'c'sle Pub
has Swig on stage at 9 pm. Get there early, order up a meal and stake
your territory as the place is usually heaving by 10 o'clock.
Songstress Laura Smith will be on stage Saturday night @7:30 pm at the Chester Playhouse with her brilliant new album "Everything is Moving."
Laura performs, she takes the audience on an emotional journey. The
music she plays cuts to the core and expresses what it is to be human.
Dial up the playhouse or book online through their site. Tickets are going fast.
The Rope Loft
has a new weekend face... Wally Fraser is behind the bar Thursday and
Friday evenings to deliver your cocktail of choice. Wally is a sommelier
and can educate you on any wine region in the world, with a cheeky grin
and a really loud Hawaiian shirt to go with it.
this year at the Rope Loft : A Sunday buffet from 1100-1400; omelettes
made to order and other brunch goodies, all for $15.95. Yes please.
Sunday evening roast is back on the menu from 5- 8:30 pm. Everything on
all fours on your plate. Regular evening dining hours are Wednesday -
Miss Dolly Hancock,
one of our resident artistes, has been coerced (kicking and screaming)
into doing some press releases for us this summer. Stay tuned.
To err is human. To blame it on someone else is even more human.