Friday, October 2, 2020

October 2nd, 2020 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

 

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Greetings!
 
October ? Already ?

Well, at least it's warm. There's still time to get out on the water before mitten weather. 
Join us here in Chester.






                                                                                       
 
Fall in Love with Chester   !  
 
 



The Rope Loft is closing for the season Sunday, October 25th. Get there soon to get your seaside fix.
Evenings on the patio may be behind us, but we're excited for cozy pub nights! Our pub & upstairs dining room are OPEN. Tables are spaced apart and booths have glass barriers. If the sun is shining, bring a sweater and grab lunch on the patio! Reservations are welcome!

Fall hours:
MONDAY: Closed (Staff Appreciation)
TUESDAY - THURSDAY: 11:30 am - 8 pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
SUNDAY: 11:30 am - 7 pm


                                                                                                         Francine Gingras photo


Sensea Spa is open and they are BUSY. Book now to avoid disappointment.





 

                                                                                                       
The Chester Art Centre is shaking it up this autumn with so many
art classes to chose from, and even multi weekend sand sculpture work shops. The sand castle is coming along swimmingly and will continue to be a work in progress next Saturday with helpers welcome! The completion will be over Thanksgiving weekend.
Carol Hansen's show "Dive Right In" is on until October 8th.



Fall is just around the corner, and we all love the natural beauty that comes with the changing of the leaves. Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe opens for a "Fall into Christmas" 2020 season on October 9th and runs through November 29th. Open Thursday through Sundays 10 am - 4 pm. If you like colour or beautifully handcrafted items made in Nova Scotia, come see what our vendors have in store for you this fall.
Whether you are looking for Christmas gifts, warm knitted toques, or that perfect something to make you smile, our handcrafted crafts, rugs, artwork, along with vintage linens and antiques await you at Station 20. See you soon and enjoy the scenic drive along the way.  



It is all GO at the Chester Playhouse this month !  Boards are
flying off the sides, chairs are finding their way outdoors. Stop by and see the action.



The Our Health Centre Foundation is holding this year's Harvest Jam Silent Auction 100% online. COVID demanded change and we are excited to venture into a new world of online fundraising. We have some amazing items for you to bid on. The auction runs until October 17th.




The Chester Farmers and Artisan "Modified Outside" Market from 9 am - 12 noon at the Chester Rink Ball Field at 190 Pig Loop Road. Next Friday, October 9th is the last market day. Load up !

The Hubbard's Barn Farmer's Market is open every Saturday morning till October 31 from 8 am to 12 noon.





"Treescape" by Carol Malcolm at Amicus Gallery on Pleasant Street.
Fall hours are Thursday to Sunday  11-4. New works arriving every week
 
 









                                   
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Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back as a Tupperware lid that doesn't fit any of your containers.



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Thursday, September 17, 2020

September 17th, 2020 Press Release!

 

Chester Merchants Press Release

 

The Canada Geese are assembling at the Chester Golf Club before heading south.
They'll be the only Canadians going south this winter ...                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                               







Greetings!
 
It may be autumn, but Chester is showing no signs of slowing down.

We have so much to offer and hope you can join us for some of our activities here in the Hamlet.



                                                                                       
 
Chester is Open for Business this Fall   !  
 
 
 
 
The  Rope Loft's fall hours are :  
Monday: Closed  
Tue - Thur: 11:30 am - 8 pm  
Fri & Sat: 11:30 am - 8:30 on  
Sunday: 11:30 am - 7 pm


The Rope Loft is open for dining in. Tonight is wing night and it is also race night ! Park yourself on the deck, order up a cocktail and watch the action !



The Fo'c'sle Pub is open and it's business as usual. Come back to Chester's living room and sit right down.
 

                                                                                                       
The Chester Art Centre is shaking it up this autumn with so many art classes (see below) to chose from, and even multi weekend sand sculpture work shops.








Chester's Café is serving up fresh baked, made in house morning buns and toad in the holes for brunch each Sunday! Located at 43 Queen Street in Chester, they are a newly licensed café open from 8-3pm Wednesday-Saturday and 10-3pm Sunday. They serve a rotating lunch with vegetarian options available and a light breakfast menu. The pastry case is full of fresh baked Julien's pastries, house made pies and vegan gelato. Enjoy a latte and a baguette sandwich on the patio in September, the "second summer!"


Sensea Spa is rockin' it here in Chester this fall ! Don't be the last man standing to take part in this exquisite experience. Book your visit now. Day passes available.



Tomorrow is the Chester Farmers and Artisan "Modified Outside" Market from 9 am - 12 noon at the Chester Rink Ball Field at 190 Pig Loop Road.
Vendors will be spaced for physical distancing, they will wear masks, and they are still accepting cash $$

The Hubbard's Barn Farmer's Market is open every Saturday morning till October 31 from 8 am to 12 noon.





This Saturday there is an exhibition match at the Chester Tennis Club. If you like tennis -  you will love this ! Don't miss out ! Donations are welcome.








"Have you ever been to sea Billy?"
Take to the water with Salty Dog Sea Tours for a close up look at the beautiful homes that stand along our coastline and the islands that surround it.
View all these breathtaking properties from the sea. Boat tours depart at 5pm every Sunday in September from the Chester Yacht Club and every Saturday in October at 5 pm from the Rope Loft.

                                           
A glance back in Chester 's history...

The Columbia House was built in 1835 and operated by the Robinson family as an inn until 1942. It was destroyed by fire in 1964. Below is a list of the attractions used to promote the inn.






Why not wake up to breakfast at the Mecklenburgh Inn ?    
Lots      of      room      for     social     distancing.
Come spend the weekend with us here in Chester. Heavenly beds. Heavenly location. Endless Possibilities.
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A priest, a minister, and a rabbit walk into a bar.
The rabbit says, "I think I might be a typo."


Suzi Fraser
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Thursday, August 27, 2020

August 27th, 2020 Press Release!

 

Chester Merchants Press Release

 
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Greetings!
 
Bluenose II rolled into town last week. It was extra exciting as she appeared right in the middle of the bluenose class start line.

We are ramping it up this weekend in Chester !
Why not  join us for the fun?




                                                                                       
 
Chester is Open for Business   !  
 
 
 
The Rope Loft is open for dining in. Tonight is wing night and it is also race night ! Park yourself on the deck, order up a cocktail and watch the action !
Try their signature cocktail "blue breeze" made with blueberry vodka from Black Harbour Distillers in Hubbards.




Jim Smith ~ Fine Studio Pottery is having a 'Gratitude Sale' in appreciation of the generous customer support received this year. 15 to 20% off, Sept 3 - 6. Drop by the shop, buy local, choose your favourite piece or pick up that special gift.
Open daily, 11 - 5, Sundays, noon - 5
After Sept. 6 by appointment only.   jim@jimsmithstudio.ca
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The Village Emporium at 11 Pleasant Street is open 7 days a week for your shopping and gift giving pleasure. The shelves are full of locally made gifts, jewellery, books, cards and home decor all at great prices. Stop by and find a treasure to keep or give.
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Blue Shutters Antiques located at the entrance to Graves Island is open Wednesday to Mondays from 10 - 4pm.  Stop by and check out artist Dolly Hancock's recent works.


Sensea Spa is rockin' it here in Chester this summer ! Don't be the last man standing to take part in this exquisite experience. Book your visit now. Day passes available.



Tomorrow is the Chester Farmers and Artisan "Modified Outside" Market from 9 am - 12 noon at the Chester Rink Ball Field at 190 Pig Loop Road.
Vendors will be spaced for physical distancing, they will wear masks, and they are still accepting cash $$

The Hubbard's Barn Farmer's Market is open every Saturday morning till October 31 from 8 am to 12 noon.



                                                
The Chester Playhouse would like to announce their 2020 inaugural event, 
"Playhouse on Pleasant."  
The Playhouse is bringing live music to Pleasant Street (between King and Queen) this Saturday at 4 pm. Bring your lawn chairs, don your sun hat and come on down !
This is a pay what you will with all proceeds going towards programming at the Chester Playhouse.
Local  businesses in the area will be open and providing the best of Nova Scotia hospitality.
Social distancing guidelines as put forth by the NSHA will be respected.
Don't miss this. Roland Grant is HOT !!!!  And the Dark and Stormy's are pretty fab too !
Rain Date Sunday  ☔️

The Chester Tennis Club is hosting an adult fun tennis night (singles and doubles) every Thursday from 6:15 to 8pm.
Members and guests welcome ($5 fee weekly for guests).
No need to pre-register - just show up! Light refreshments served afterwards.
The Club is also doing a 50/50 raffle to raise money to resurface the courts, improve the clubhouse and facilities.







Why not wake up to breakfast at the Mecklenburgh Inn ?   Lots     of     room      for        distancing.
Come spend the long weekend with us here in Chester. Heavenly beds. Heavenly location. Endless Possibilities.
Follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

                                   
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It was thick of fog off the shores of Chester.
Uncle Ned was tasked with taking his nephew, Gus, out for a sail to "show him the ropes."
As they picked their way gingerly through the fog, Gus was dispatched to the bow as a lookout while his uncle manned the helm.
Ned yelled forward "What do you see?"
Gus shouted back   "I see a seagull."
Uncle replied measuredly, "Gus, is that gull swimming or standing?"



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