Hayseed's celebration was epic. This event only happens every hundred
years or so - a bit like one of those elusive comets that streak through
occasionally. Trophies were polished, blue blazers were dusted off, the
wine flowed and the band played on.
Sunday had the presentation
of old films of Hayseed and her friends over the years at the Chester
Playhouse. I think Joe looks quite nice in a grass skirt. It was a full on weekend of merriment - as if we need an excuse !
Chester continues to ramp up the speed as we now enter "part two" of the summer madness.
This Week in Chester
Tonight the Chester Playhouse
continues it's show "Broadway Without Borders." It's a "pay what you
can" night so hurry on down there and catch this fabulous performance - a
couple of Maritimers caught in the bright headlights of the Big
Apple.The show runs until Saturday, August 4th.
Why not stop in at the Kiwi café
this week and check out the new digs. Lynda has expanded and there is
plenty of room to kick back and relax with the morning paper over a
coffee and breakfast. Check out the Kiwi's uTube.
Speaking of the morning paper, Bruce MacKinnon knocked it out of the park with last Sunday's editorial cartoon. Mitt on tour.
at the Green Grocer @ 44 Queen Street called to tell me I blew it last
week- she carries everything BUT fresh produce- although I did see some
very nice garlic scapes when I stopped in there the other day. She has a
great selection of natural foods, gluten free products, Quebec cheeses,
local meats and free range eggs. She also has an espresso machine that
is so impressive you know the joe is going to come out of it with an
Italian accent. There is also some whimsical folk art in the shop for
sale and a daily sandwich special to enjoy at the café tables.
the Chester Farmer's and Artisan Market is holding court at the Parade
Square from 2-5pm; an outdoor market with a 360 degree view to die for.
The croissants are right up there in the "to die for " department as
Friday night the Fo'c'sle Pub
has the Shawn Hebb Trio on stage at 8 pm. Get there early to ensure
yourself a good seat, and dance the night away. The kitchen is open
until 10 pm and the fish and chips are superlative.
out of the bunk early Saturday morning as there is much on the agenda.
Get on over to the Eleanor Pew Memorial Rink on Pig Loop road at 0830
for a preview of Crowther and Brayley Estate Auction.
Herein lie goodies from people who have gone onto a better life. They
couldn't take it with them, but you can take it with you. Bidding starts
at 10 am.
offers memberships in all sizes. Stop by the office Monday-Friday @ 101
Valley Rd and talk to Shelli about signing up for "the new and improved
you." They also offer groovy classes of energetic fun so check out
their facebook and sign up.
Saturday night Jason MacDonald takes
the stage at the Fo'c'sle pub. I rang the pub to ask of his genre and
they assured me they had never heard of him. Be the first !
antique gems for you to trip over can found on Sunday: Blue Shutters
Antiques is having a yard sale from 9am- 2 pm. Bobby has some super
items in the shop in addition to what is on display in the yard, so go
see the offerings at 3167 Route 3 at the entrance to Graves Island.
Sunday Shawn Hebb is at the Fo'c'sle Pub with a solo performance from
4-8 pm to accompany your evening meal. Shawn is a Lunenburg County boy
with a great repertoire of easy listening tunes.
the Chester Bandstand is alive with the Blues. Our very own Morgan Davis
will be there with his songs that proudly trumpet that ship's presence
on the Nova Scotia license plate, to the photos of abandoned boats along
the South Shore.
Also Sunday night @ 8pm the Chester Playhouse is showcasing Lynn Miles
accompanied by Prairie Oyster's Keith Glass. Known for her plaintive
singing and melancholy muse, Miles is often compared to the likes of
Shawn Colvin and Lucinda Williams entrenched in traditional country and
folk roots. Don't miss this !
Next Tuesday the Chester Playhouse is opening the play "Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad," a slashing two-hander about two lonely single parents who meet and fall in love while watching their kids play a season of minor hockey.
A guest arrived from Ontario yesterday and gave me the skinny on the July heat wave there...
...the birds had to use potholders to pull the worms out of the ground ...hot water came from both taps ...asphalt does, in fact, have a liquid stage ...the cows were giving evaporated milk
Baptists were baptizing by sprinkling, the Methodists were using
wet-naps, the Presbyterians were giving rain checks, and the Catholics
were praying for the wine to turn back into water.
Summer on Nova Scotia's South Shore/ the Bluenose Coast is ohhh so much more pleasant.