Well the lid is coming off the blender this week. Batten the hatches and lock up your daughters, Chester Race Week
starts today. Sailors from far and wide descend upon our little hamlet
to partake in this regatta. 130 boats have registered so it will be the
We are all about sailing, music and entertainment
this week. Please join us. You won't forget it ! Well you might, but
someone will refresh your memory.
Last weekend the Annual
Classics Regatta was a beautiful sight to behold. Lovely billowing
spinnakers emerging from behind Quaker Island, sleek wooden yachts
crossing the finish line right before your eyes.I went to the Parade
Square and watched the finish from the Bandstand. Epic. Kudos to Gold River Marina for their financial and physical sponsorship and for making this happen.
This Week in Chester
fabulous Steve Poltz is on stage tonight at the Red Shed at 35 Union
Street at 8pm SHARP. Get there earlier to ensure yourself a spot. This
guy is WILD! Tickets are $20 - a bargain at twice the price. Bring along
something to drink if you like. If you have an extra chair drag that
along too. You owe it to yourself not to miss this performance. Check
out his website - he's out of this world !
Tonight through to Saturday at 7 pm, the Chester Playhouse
Summer Theatre School presents "Charlotte's Web," one of the most
popular and enduring children's stories ever written. The resourceful
spider Charlotte conspires with the irresistible pig Wilbur to save him
from being on the menu. Set in a barnyard with the community of animals
who inhabit the farm, this is a beautiful play about friendship and the
circle of life.There is also a matinee at 2 pm Saturday.
Also tonight the Rope Loft
is hosting the "Hopping Penguins" at 9:30pm. Get there early or you'll
have to tread water to see them. Also this week at the Rope Loft
"George's BBQ Pit" will feature a 10 oz striploin with all the fixings
from 6-10pm tonight till Saturday. They also have Papa D's Pizzas
available for take out. Brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday from
11-2 pm featuring Polar Ice Caesar's. Ahh, a ceasar in hand on those
lovely adirondacks on the dock - what could be finer.
The Fo'c'sle Pub
has music on stage this week: tonight the Shawn Hebb Trio takes the
stage at 8 pm; Thursday Late Night Lover will be on hand; Friday has
SWIG at the microphone; Saturday Darren Arsenault is back and Sunday
from 4-8pm Shawn Hebb will be strumming his guitar to accompany your
On Friday the Chester Farmer's Market is moving to CAMS across from the Save Easy on Duke Street from 2-5 pm.
Chester Train Station Gallery is exhibiting a new and wonderful
selection of work by local artists. The featured artist is Annette
Sawers and there is also the solo show "Hidden Talents" by Hilary and
Steve McCarron. Daily from 10-4 pm.
Why not check out the Stretch
Diner this week. A delightful little spot where the fish and chips are
flying out the door, or perhaps breakfast to soak up last night's
activities. 3758 Highway 3. Phone 275-7506
Tuesday the Chester Playhouse presents "The Bookshop" a thoroughly
delightful romantic comedy from Quebec's Theatre du Gros Mecano. It is a
story of books, chocolate, and the mysteries of life. It explores the
serious notions of self-esteem, the desire to love and be loved and the
importance of listening to one's own heart.
Looking ahead to
September there is a "Swing for Shoreham" fundraiser. It is Wednesday,
September 5th at the Chester Golf Club. Registration is at noon and a
shotgun start will follow at 1pm. $150/single and $600 for a team.
Carts, lunch and dinner are included. March your cheque or credit card
on down to John Campbell at Scotiabank on Pleasant Street to ensure
yourself a spot.
"Everything will be alright in the end. If it's not alright, it's not the end."