Thursday, June 30, 2022

June 30th, 2022 Press Release!


Chester Merchants Press Release

It’s Canada Day weekend !
Take a moment to remind yourself what this country is to you.
When you are having a bad day and are pissed off with the world…remember where you live. How lucky are we to live here ! Freedom and democracy.
Canada IS the best country in the world !
This is our weekend to celebrate Canada !
The Rope Loft is open all weekend for your dining pleasure. Where better to be on the long weekend but by the sea. This Canada Day weekend they are featuring Arctic char, candied tropical fish cakes, scallop burger and peanut butter cheesecake mousse.

The Heritage Society is having a Canada Day Garden Party at the Chester Train Station (20 Smith Road) from 4 -8 pm tomorrow. There will be ice cream, fish & chip fry booth, frozen freezie group, pick a prize egg group, golf chipping game, bean bag toss, sucker pull and a whipped topping in the face throw :)

Saturday is the Chester Community Market at the Chester Legion (14 Union Street) from 10- 2:pm. New community market featuring local entrepreneurs providing a great selection of items. Visitors will be greeted by wonderful arts and crafts, knits & quilts, jewelry & bath items, candles & comic books, kid's clothes & sail bags, Watkins & Epicure, baked goods & sweet/savoury treats, .... and so much more.

Bedouin Soundclash "When the Night Feels My Song."

Polly Greene's vintage quilts will be on display will at the Captain’s House Gallery until July 16th.

July 4th, 2022
Sunset – Approx. 9pm
Lordly Park
Pay What You Can – Suggested $10
The Chester Playhouse invites you to celebrate July 4th with Movie Monday! Join us under the stars at Lordly Park for some of your favourite blockbuster films, projected on a giant 30-foot screen! 
We start the summer off July 4th with, appropriately, “Independence Day”, with some of the most memorable destruction of beloved landmarks, as well as one of the most exciting speeches, ever put on film! 

The Chester Tennis Club Summer Junior Tennis Program starts next Monday and runs every weekday from 10 - 11 am and 11 am - 12:00 pm, dependent on age and ability. Cost $50 per week, all ages. You can register here.

Southeast Cove, Big Tancook Island. Theresa LeBlanc Bridge photo.

Because I can't resist a cat video, wait for the "part two."

Research shows that 6 out of 7 dwarves aren't happy.

Suzi Fraser

Happy Canada Day from all of us at the Chester Merchants Group

Thursday, June 16, 2022

June 15th, 2022 Press Release!


Chester Merchants Press Release

It's Father's Day this Sunday.
Why not a take little road trip to Chester this weekend?
A round of golf, a wee wander around the village, a little nosh.
Did someone say Caesars?
Yes please !
This Thursday to Saturday is the “Annual Yard Sale” at the Chester United Baptist Church at 84 King Street from 9am - 2 pm. Lots of items to choose from including books, dishes, pictures and more. Restock the bookshelf !
Blue Shutters Gallery and Antiques located at the entrance to Graves Island is now open for the season. Wednesday- Sunday from 10-4pm
Showcasing the new artwork of Adriane Jacquard, Dolly Hancock and Bobby Young. Other rooms full of furniture, antiques and curios and collectibles.
You don’t know what you need until you see it. Treasures abound !
Chester Farmers’ and artisans’ market is happening every Friday at the Old Railway Station till October 7th, from 9am - 12:30 pm. Rain or Shine. Local fresh produce, meat and fish, baked goods, tasty meals, flowers and plants, handmade crafts, jewelry, and treats.
There's a family of birds in the post office tree and don't think someone hasn't noticed !

With a voice that calls to mind the great Sam Cooke and a songwriting talent all on his own, the Chester Playhouse presents Owen "O'Sound" Lee.
Musician, songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer extraordinaire! Owen has roots in gospel, training in jazz, and now blends elements of these with R&B and Hip Hop. He has collaborated with such artists as Mariah Carey, Jordin Sparks, Drake, Jully Black, and Kardinall Offishall, and served as Musical Director of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir for 5 years. Performing with his 5-piece band, the Playhouse is thrilled to welcome this rising star to Chester!
902-275-3933 for tickets. Hurry !

Saturday night head down to the Chester Yacht Club for reggae and blues - live music and dancing. Celebrate the life of Chester resident Sherry Wheatley and help raise money for cancer research. Local musicians are donating their talents, and a DJ with plenty of favourite dancing tunes. Doors open 6 pm; barbecue, prize draws, cash bar.
A good time for a good cause! More details and updates here.
The Chester Bandstand Summer Concert series kicks off next Sunday, June 26th from 7 - 8:30 pm weather permitting.
The Sackville Community Band will be on stage that opening night.
Donations are appreciated by the volunteer bands to cover costs. Bring chairs and blankets and maybe an armband flask.
This is the Kiwi Café before it was the Kiwi Café...
This is what the Mecklenburgh Inn looks like from the inside looking out from the second floor balcony. The hand hooked carpets go out daily for airing.
Drinks taste better up there.
Just sayin'.
Your room is awaits ...
Rick Mercer IS ... "All things Canada."
Here is Mercer's take on Canada Post.

If you get a loan at a bank, you'll be paying it back for 30 years.
If you rob a bank, you'll be out in 10 years.
Follow me for more financial advice.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group

Friday, May 27, 2022

May 27th Press Release!


Chester Merchants Press Release

While our long weekend has passed, Memorial Day weekend always feels like the season kick off.

Let the games begin!
The Rope Loft is open 7 days a week from 11:30-8pm
Thursday night is Pub Night - weekly @ 5 pm
Potato Skins - $16.95
Chicken Wings - $1 each
Deep-Fried Pepperoni - $9.95

Friday Night Prime Rib - Weekly @ 5 pm
Their local Martock beef is back for Prime Rib Night this week - $29.95

Tomorrow morning, Friday, the Chester Farmers’ and Artisan market is back !
9 am -12:30 pm at the Old Train Station. All sorts of goodies for your basket.

Tomorrow night, the Chester Heritage Society is holding their AGM at St Stephen’s Hall at 7:30pm. Following that, speaker Danny Hennigar will present “A History of Oak Island.”
Members and newcomers welcome.

This is the final weekend to catch Sara Harley's photography exhibit at the Chester Art Centre. Don't miss out.
The Chester Playhouse is celebrating their second season of “Playhouse Without Walls.”
Next Tuesday, May 31st they present author Nancy Regan at 7 pm at St Stephen's Hall.
Ms Regan is celebrating the release of her first book, “From Showing Off to Showing Up: An Impostor's Journey from Perfect to Present.” As part of her release tour, she is making a special stop right here in Chester to sit down and chat with host Liz Crocker. Tickets are $15
Can't make it in person? Catch the digital broadcast June 1st at 7pm via YouTube. Tickets are $10 

The next community market is Saturday, June 4th at the Chester Legion from 10am-2 pm. Baked goods, jewelry, soaps, home decor, gifts, sail bags, quilts, clothing and much more.

If Facebook has taught me anything, it’s that a lot of people are not quite ready for a spelling bee.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group