Gingerbread Houses are in and they are fabulous. The judges had a
difficult time of it and even had to pull out a flashlight and measuring
tape to break a tie. The winner is Sara Claveau with her creation
"Chateau d'Isaac." It is a masterpiece ! It is on display at Chez Glass
Lass until December 20th along with all the other equally wonderful
entries that are on display in village shop windows.
A very Happy
Thanksgiving to all our American friends. We will be thinking of you on
the couch, monster turkey sandwich in hand cheering on your favourite
football team. Go Pats!
This Week in Chester
The Chester Playhouse is having their annual Poinsettia fundraiser.
Got a cat you don't like? This sale is for you. How about a nice big
red one for the Missus? They are $20 each and will be delivered on
Saturday, December 5th. Purchase 1 or maybe 10 to share with your
friends. Dial up the Playhouse now and beat the rush. 902 275-3933
The Chester Municipal Heritage Society's Annual Victorian Craft Show and Sale
is happening at the Lordly House Museum at 133 Central Street this
Thursday until Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm daily. Featuring the work of
many local crafts people, this show promises not to disappoint those
looking for unique Christmas gifts for family and friends. Twenty
percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Heritage Society. $2
admission for a door prize. For more details contact Hilary at 902
"Kindness is Contagious" is a film fundraiser for
Chester District Elementary School.This film will be presented at the
Chester Playhouse Friday at 7 pm. There will be silent auction items,
baked goods and loads of fun. Admission by donation.
Saturday has Christmas at the Barn in Hubbards from 8am-12 noon. All
the usual goodies with a festive twist. Get there early to hear
Chester's troubadours John Cahill, Tom Myers and Barry Redmond.
Saturday afternoon there is a Craft Fair at the Baptist Church on King Street from 10am - 2pm.
Join in on the Global Climate March rally this Sunday at 1 pm at the Parade Square. Get involved and help fight global warming. Wear shorts.
Monday there is a Blood Donor Clinic at the Chester Legion from 1 - 3
pm and again from 5 - 8 pm. For info dial up the vampires @
your fabulous gingerbread creations must be delivered to the
Mecklenburgh Inn, 78 Queen Street between 4 and 6 pm this Thursday.
That's tomorrow [Bunch]. The Gingerbread Houses will be on display at
various merchants' from Friday until December 20th.
This Week in Chester
out your Patrick Chan and get over to the Eleanor Pew Arena - skating
times are Mondays AND Thursdays from 10am - 11a.m. Everyone is welcome!
For the small sum of $3.50 you can enjoy an hour of adult skating at
the rink with some musical classics you thought you would never,ever,
hear again. Bring a friend because if there are too few people this year
they will stop the program.
In breaking news from the Chester
Merchants "Shop Chester" campaign ... they have a winning gift basket
this year with a whopping value of $1800! They will have boxes in 26
participating merchants around the village and beyond. Shop Chester and
enter to win this basket of joy. The campaign kicks off this Friday and
runs until December 20th.
on Queen Street is having a month long Christmas show and sale with a
great selection of local and handmade paintings, prints, home decor,
tree ornaments, furniture, cards and giftware. They will be open
Wednesday - Sunday 11- 4pm and they will stay open till Sunday,
December 20th. They are serving festive treats every Saturday from
This Friday at 7:30 pm the Chester Playhouse
presents "The Judgment of Paris." This performance follows the lives of
two very different French composers, Claude Debussy and his
once-follower Maurice Ravel in the midst of the oncoming Great War, as
they compete for the love of their (personified) city. In a show that
combines cabaret, history, and story-telling there is a feature in the
music which contains a few original pieces written by the cast, which
includes Patricia O'Callaghan, Bryce Kulak, Kevin Fox, Lori Gemmell and
CBC's own Tom Allen.
is the annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Stephen's Hall at 54 Regent
Street starting at 11 am. Lunch will be served from 11:30 - 1 pm. Enjoy a
variety of soups, rolls, dessert and tea/coffee. Adults $8, Children
(5-10 years) $5 and under 5 years are free. There will be a bake table,
wreaths, books and Christmas items. For more info email:
From there you can roll on down the street
to the Baptist Church and catch the Kohl Canon Supper from 4:30 - 6:30
pm. Kohl Canon, baked beans, ham and pie for dessert. Adults $12,
Children 12 and under are $6.
Saturday night Short Notice will be playing at the Chester Legion for everyone 19 years and older starting 9 pm.
has the Chester Farmers' and Artisan Christmas Market at the Chester
Legion from 11 am - 3 pm. Looking for something extra special for your
Christmas gift giving? They have handcrafted wood and woolen products,
jewelry, jams & jellies, seaweed soap, candies & candles, fresh
bread, meats & seafood for Christmas dining, and more! Hot food and
drink available. chesterfarmersmarket.wordpress.com
Next Monday there is a Local Refugee Sponsorship Public Information Session at 7pm at St Stephen's Hall. Moved
by the crises in countries such as Syria, The Starfish Refugee Project
has begun investigating local sponsorship of two refugee
families. Comprised of residents and groups in the Chester area from
East River to Western Shore, the plan is to raise at least $40,000 to
begin the sponsorship process. $11,000 has already been raised. The
public gathering on Monday aims to inform and inspire. It is not enough
to simply raise money. It takes a passionate, committed community to
help make this a successful sponsorship. The organizers hope for a large
turnout, where the story behind the "Starfish" name will be revealed.
once had a leather jacket that got ruined in the rain. Why does
moisture ruin leather? Aren't cows outside a lot of the time? When it's
raining, do cows go up to the farmhouse, 'Let us in! We're all wearing
leather! Open the door! We're going to ruin the whole outfit here!'"
Take some time today to remember the fallen heroes. Lest we forget.
This Week in Chester
The Chester and Area Family Resource Centre is selling wreaths. There are several "wreathage" options available from $12-$24. You must place your order by next Friday, November 20th and you may pick them up the following Friday, November 27th. Order your new bouncing baby wreath @ 902 275-4347
Celtic-folk sensation Còig will be making a rare appearance at the Chester Playhouse at 7:30 pm this Friday. Based in Cape Breton, Còig has four incredibly talented members - fiddlers Chrissy Crowley and Rachel Davis, pianist Jason Roach, and multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen. This group has been the promotional band for Celtic Colours and have helped make the event a truly International Festival.
This Saturday is the monthly brew ha ha breakfast at the Chester Legion from 7:30-10:30 am. Enjoy eggs (any way you like them), French toast, hash browns, beans, bacon, sausage, toast, tea/coffee or juice and get caught up on the Chester gossip.
Remember that every Sunday this month there are Gold Mine Tours from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. The 2 hour guided walking tour is on the west side of Gold River gold mines, part of the Nova Scotia gold rush of the 1860s. Adults $10. All proceeds in support of the Chester Municipal Heritage Society. For more info/reservations (a must) call 275-3718 or email: email@example.com
Next Monday the Chester Garden Club is meeting at St. Stephen's Hall at 6:30 for 7:00 pm. The members will demonstrate how to assemble a centerpiece, using an oversized mug, and greenery from your garden (what's left), with other trimmings. Please bring an assortment of fresh cut spruce, cedar, hemlock, or other greens, and a container - of rum. There will be an assortment of other supplies for your use, at a nominal cost.
Last men standing in Chester for the season. Please remember that the Fo'c'sle Pub and the Kiwi Cafe are open year round 7 days a week in spite of rain, snow, sleet, hail (last week) or floods.These two establishments are open to serve you. Do them the courtesy of frequenting them with your custom.
A Polish immigrant went to the registry to apply for a driver's license. First, of course, he had to take an eye sight test. The optician showed him a card with the letters. On the bottom row were these letters: C Z W I N O S T A C Z "Can you read this?" the optician asked. "Read it? I know the fellow."
you all make it through Hallowe'en? Liberate enough loot from your
kids' pillowcases to hold the sugar high till the Christmas bon bons
The Canada Geese were out in force at the Golf Club this week enroute to warmer climes - one was wearing a bikini.
rug rats' Hallowe'en Party at the Lightfoot Tower last weekend was a
resounding success.The folks at the Recreation Department put on a great
show.120 people showed up for the event.
Please remember that
the entry deadline for the Gingerbread House competition is November
15th. You can get your entry form at firstname.lastname@example.org
renovations at the Chester Art Centre are coming along well. Kudos to
the Art Centre board,Trevor Corkum and his team, and to Bunch Fraser,
Wayne Grigsby Photo
This Week in Chester
night,Thursday, from 7-9 pm at the St Stephen's Hall, everyone is
invited to join in a conversation about economic development and the
future of Nova Scotia. Panelists include Jordi Morgan from the Canadian
Federation of Business and Marco Navarro Genie from the Atlantic
Institute for Market Studies.
Joe Murphy, Big Dave McLean and Watermelon Slim will be together for a night of blues Friday night at the Chester Playhouse. The curtain goes up at 7:30 pm. Joe
Murphy plays the harp, slide guitar, accordion, and squeeze box, along
with doing vocals as the front man of The Waterstreet Blues Band. Big
Dave McLean has been inspired by and toured with blues legends John
Hammond Jr. and Muddy Waters. Watermelon Slim is an American
operating out of Toronto and has taken home more than 17 blues music
awards over the course of 4 years alone and has been praised by critics
as "the most exciting and authentic blues performer in years."
night is the 3rd Annual Dinner Theater "On the Air," a comedy at the
Chester Legion sponsored by Shoreham Village Ladies Auxiliary. Doors
open 5:30 pm with the show starting at 6:30 pm featuring the
"Accidental Actors." The menu is Cranberry chicken with all the usual
accompaniments, dessert and tea/coffee. Tickets are $25 per person (19
years and older) and available at Scotiabank. All proceeds to support
Shoreham Residents. For more info call Gerri 902 235-3817 or Debbie 902
Remember that every Sunday this month there are Gold
Mine Tours from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. The 2 hour guided walking tour is on the
west side of Gold River gold mines, part of the Nova Scotia gold rush
of the 1860s. Adults $10. All proceeds in support of the Chester
Municipal Heritage Society. For more info/reservations (a must) call
275-3718 or email: email@example.com