There's been a 'napping in the 'hood. Rum fueled Race Week thieves have absconded with Haven's mascot. The
area has been taped off and there is a chalk outline of the crime scene
in front of "Haven" production offices on Duke Street. The perps did
leave a fin behind. Maybe too dicey to balance it on the getaway
Audrey Parker couldn't crack the case so the Havens have asked us to get the word out.
This Week in Chester
@ 1830 the Rope Loft presents sommelier Wally Fraser pairing some
international wines with matching presentations from the chef. Dial up
the Rope Loft to book your seat now. 275-3430.
Thursday, the Chester Playhouse is offering up the first installment of
their Maggie Smith film series with " A Room with a View." Maggie Smith
is a British icon and a woman with attitude - her performances are
world class. If you haven't seen this classic, or even if you have, it's
a great flick to re visit!
Friday is Market Day at the Chester
Train Station from 10-2 pm. This may be the spinach swan song for the
season so hop in your chariot and pick up the last goodies of the
harvest before the meat and pie boys board a plane for Cuba. Nancy has
some lovely bars of soap that look like fudge. Pick up some to dry out
over the winter.
The Fo'c'sle has SWIG on stage Friday night @ 9
pm. SWIG has become a Fo'c'sle favourite over the years - stop by and
you will understand why. A big thank you to Bob and Audrey for
bringing in the First Saturdays musicians on the street. It was a
pleasure to hear the players and it certainly generated a happy buzz in
our Pleasant Street neighbourhood.
Saturday Chester Pro Kids are having a Yard Sale at the Stretch Diner
on Route 3 East from 10 - 3pm. Clean out your closets for a good
cause! To donate an item, book table space or volunteer help, call
George @ 279-1955. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 29. All proceeds will go
to PRO Kids. A good way to de-clutter your house and help a great
cause at the same time. This is almost as exciting as big garbage day !
you've acquired your "new to you" duds, wander down to the Chester
Bandstand @ 3 pm. The Valley Community Concert Band will be belting out
some new and old tunes from Standards through to jazz.
Biology students were taking their final exam. "Name 7 advantages of mothers' milk." The question was worth 70 points or none at all.
One student was hard put to think of all the advantages but he soldiered on...
It is perfect formula for a child It provides immunity against diseases It is always room temperature It is free It bonds child to mother and vice versa It is always available
And then the student was stuck. Finally in desperation, just before the bell he wrote...
It comes in two attractive containers and is high enough off the ground where the cat can't get it.
you find your wellington boots in time for Tropical Storm Gabrielle
last weekend? Hope so. She came swooping down, bringing torrential rain
that at least filled the wells and soaked the parched flower beds.......
storms, though, always make the late summer days seem even more
glorious.......So get out and enjoy them to the fullest! Then put on a
sweater and check out what's happening in the village for those cooler
nights.... LOTS of music this week:
This Week in Chester
has PETER GRANT & 3 FOR NOW performing on Friday and THE KLUNKERS
on Saturday. Cosy up, eat a warming meal and then sweat it out on the
dance floor to warm up after the surprise suntan from the September sun.
9pm showtime for the bands.
LANA GRANT is performing at the Playhouse
on Saturday 21st September at 7.30pm. Lana is a singer/songwriter from
rural Nova Scotia who recently had a cookbook published with Granite
Records, entitled, "Musicians, Memories & Morsels ~ An East Coast
Story Cook Book". The cookbook is a collaborative effort between over 40
well known Atlantic Canadian musicians sharing their favourite food
memories and recipes. Through the book, they hope to raise awareness
about mental illness. Also appearing at the Playhouse during the evening
are Norma MacDonald, Kev Corbett, and Asif Illyas.
you're seeking a different venue and genre, there's a GOSPEL CONCERT at
the Chester United Baptist Church, 84 King Street on Sunday 22nd, with
BRENT REID of Cornerstone. Everyone's welcome to come and sing along
from 6:30 pm onwards after which, Brent will take the stage at 7pm.
Fellowship (tea and coffee etc) will follow the concert.
If you haven't had a chance to visit José Valverde's
gallery yet this summer, you have two more weeks to do so as they will
be closing on September 29th. Doreen and José will still be selling
artwork over the internet and one can make an appointment to view
artwork on the premises, but they will no longer be having a gallery for
impromptu viewing with established gallery hours.
Now that most of
the family and guests have gone back to school, or wherever they came
visiting from, if you haven't already, why not treat yourself to a
gourmet dinner at NICKI'S INN?
You've barbequed enough all summer and eaten copious amounts of green
salad. Her risotto is to die for and with the change of season there are
different treats on the menu. Check out that blackboard. Sunday's
Carvery is still as extravagant and delicious as ever - just skip
breakfast and lunch to find room to fit it it all in. The true champions
are those that can still find room for dessert. Open Wednesday to
Sunday from 5pm-8.30pm.
A sure sign of
fall, there are only two more Fridays to get to the ARTISAN AND FARMERS
MARKET in 2013. Held at the Old Train Station/VIC on Hwy 3 in Chester,
it's open from 10am-2pm promising bushels of autumnal bounty, baked
goods, coffee and crafts.
Look at the size of Dan's marrow! How's yours looking?!
What occurs once in autumn, twice in summer and never in spring or winter?
It's September 11th again. A day of remembrance. And Otto's birthday !
went to the blood donor clinic at the Legion on Monday. I am ashamed to
say I have never ventured down that red road before. I was quite
excited with my shiny new badge and bandaged pricked finger. It all went
south when I was told I wasn't eligible after answering a question
about living outside the country. All that aside, I would highly
recommend this experience. I got to catch up with friends who were there
donating and was offered cookies despite the fact I didn't produce the
goods. 1-888-2 DONATE
This Week in Chester
Why not stop by Jim Smith's Fine Pottery Studio
on Water Street. A finer selection of cooked clay you will not find.The
studio's home is the old "Corner Grocery" and Jim still has the
exquisite piece that showcased the best penny candy in the world.
Thursday evening the Friends of Nature AGM will be held at the St.
Stephen's Hall, 54 Regent Street, @ 7 pm. Guest speaker Hillary Dionne
will give an illustrated talk about life and birding on Tancook Island.
Have you met Carolyn of Carolyn's Café fame on Tancook? Now that's a
rare bird. All are welcome to
Friday night the man with long fingers and big feet is back in town. Michael Kaeshammer,
one of Canada's best known jazz pianists, returns to the Chester
Playhouse for his third show. Michael invites you in with his music, not
simply playing at you, but immersing you in the musical experience.
Don't miss this.
Wander over to the Fo'c'sle Pub after the show and hoist a few bevvies to the cover tunes of Jason MacDonald.
The Chester Playhouse
is kicking off their After School Program with registration on Saturday
from 4-6pm for an interactive night of theatre. Bring your child
prodigy and sign them up. You can check out the makeup for stage
workshop, see what back stage and the mysterious Green Room look like
and learn lighting tech with Bob Elliott. You can watch two actors
rehearsing a scene from Shakespeare and play some improv games. This is a
free event for short ones.
On Saturday night there are two music venues for your auricle canals:
Green, Jamie Junger, and the Hupman Brothers are playing at the Magical
Musical Shed at 35 Union Street @ 8 pm. Admission is 15 clams. Bring
your flask and a chair.
The Fo'c'sle has Good Rockin' Dan on
stage at 9 pm. A guest dropped her bags at the house last night before
racing out the door in hot pursuit of the Cobb Salad at the Fo'c'sle so
you might want to try that out before dancing with Dan.
The Chester Garden Club
is meeting at St. Stephen's Hall @ 6:30 pm Monday evening. Guest
Speaker Joanne Jellett will do a practical demonstration on saving
seeds...one may wonder what kind. Refreshments to follow. New members
Next Wednesday evening from 7-9pm the Chester Arts Centre
presents Annika Junger instructing on the finer points of knitting. The
class is a 3 night event, the latter two being September 25th and
October 2nd. Annika will show you the basics of knitting, knitting in
the round on four needles, or flat on two. If you know something about
knitting you will understand what that actually means.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Winter is coming. Your toes might be quite happy about this class.
Life's little mysteries:
Why does pizza come in a square box? Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then pay to see what's on the ground? Why, when you blow in a dog's face he is annoyed, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window? Why do we press harder on the remote when we know the batteries are going dead? Why do banks charge for "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money in the account? Why do people feel the need to check when you say the paint is wet? Why is there never a day that mattresses are not on sale? Why do we return to the fridge in hopes that something new has materialized? Why
do we keep running over a thread with the vacuum cleaner, then reach
down, pick it up, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance? Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the correct end at first try? And Why is it when you try to catch something falling off a table you always knock something else over?
was a mass exodus last week of many of our summer friends so now it
truly feels like fall. Yup, pitch black at 8 pm. Oh la la. Winter is
coming. You can smell it in the air.
The tiny yacht "Athos"
pictured above, rolled into Deep Cove on Monday. Nice to see we're
keeping up with the Jones'. Apparently there was a traffic jam on the
Blandford Peninsula with everyone stopping to have a gawk.
This Week in Chester
This Saturday is a "First Saturday" and the merchant's are offering special experiences to celebrate it. Light My Fire on
Duke Street is offering a "Wax and Water Candle" workshop. Build an
under sea scene in your candle for $15/ candle.The workshop is on a drop
in basis from 9-6pm for this first Saturday.
The Rope Loft
is celebrating First Saturday by introducing their newest girl in town
and on tap "Garrison Hop Yard." So hop down into a deck chair and try
out the new suds.
The Senior College Association of Nova Scotia
is hosting an open house at Saint Stephen's Community Centre, 54 Regent
Street, Chester from 2:30pm onwards. Meet professors Roland Lewis and
Alan Griffiths, who will preview their Fall courses in "Selected Topics
in Microbiology" ie: Super Bugs and Antibiotics (October 2 to November
6) and "Currents and Ideas in 20th Century Photography" (October 1 to
November 5), a witty presentation of an interesting subject. For more
info or to register visit SCANS.
The Chester Arts Centre
@ 60 Queen Street is presenting a workshop with Jennie Carton on
September 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 9:30 - 12:30pm. Using varied drawing
materials you will work to finish drawings in each class, concentrating
on compositions, colour and enhancing mood using varied contrast.
at the Arts Centre this week is a Lettering Workshop, a one day class
September 7th from 10am- 3pm with Micheline Courtemanche. It opens with a
discussion on the anatomy of letters exploring different ways to
manipulate their style and change their character. Bring out the
pencils, pens, paints, scissors and explore different tools and
techniques. By the end of the day, you will have created a unique snail
mail letter to send before Canada Post goes under. Hurry!
Rope Loft is offering half price appetizers Thursday evening from 5- 8
pm with double martinis for 4 clams. You'll be seeing double in no time
flat. Friday night they have prime rib on the plate until the last slab goes down.
has the Artisans and Farmer's Market back at the Train Station. It's
harvest season so there will be lots of fresh goodies to stock up on and
the meat and pie boys will be flogging da wife's pickles too.
Friday evening the Fo'c'sle Pub has John Cole Porter and the Handsome Devils on stage @ 9pm. With a handle like that how could you pass this up? Saturday night the George Carter Jr. Trio is on deck at the same time. Reclaim your seat from the previous night.
The above article was in a British newspaper last week.
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You need a parachute to skydive twice.