Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 31st 2012 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

Well, the revellers howled last weekend and this week Hurricane Sandy is howling.
All very apropos with regards to this Hallowe'en week.

The loss of The Bounty and crew is tragic; the devastation on the east coast is horrific.
By some trick of fate,we were spared. Regardless of our good fortune this time, please pay attention to weather warnings in the future. We may not be so lucky the next time.
This Week in Chester

This upcoming Saturday is the "First Saturday," a celebration of experiences offered by merchants of all descriptions in Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. Check out their website and see what goodies are being offered up. They also have a Facebook page for those who are FB inclined.

Tomorrow night, Thursday, Old Man Luedecke is taking the stage at the Chester Playhouse at 8 pm. Don't miss this. Chris is a born entertainer with a boatload of talent. He made a video at the Fo'c'sle Pub last month and it's hilarious.

The Village Emporium on Pleasant Street is opening a corner of their shop for a selection of like- new ladies consignment clothing. If you have items to bring, please ring ahead to set up a time. Don't show up with "previously loved to death, ignore the rum stain down the front from my last night out at the pub" items that you picked off your bedroom floor while doing a muck out. I think "gently worn" was the phrase they mentioned. You can find the do's and don't's on their website.

On Friday night the Chester Playhouse presents Jack and the Beanstalk with the Maritime Marionettes at 7:30 pm. Fun for the whole family.

Also Friday evening the group "Grassabilly" will be on stage at the Fo'c'sle Pub at 9 pm. The kitchen closes at 10pm so time your entrance accordingly.

This Saturday is First Saturday !

Winterize your body at the Sadhana Centre at 71 Duke Street from noon to 1 pm. Lunch and learn with naturopathic doctor Erin Balodis, ND. Erin will tell you how to boost your diet and build your immune system for winter. A local harvest soup and other tasty treats will be provided by Lyra Neumann of Kitchen Party Catering. RSVP to  or 902-802-1257/ 273-9642.

I tend to winterize my body with products that are akin to antifreeze, but each to his own.

The 16th Annual Lighthouse Food Bank Fundraiser will be held at the Chester Legion from 10 am to 1 am. Admission is $ 5.  A Chinese Auction begins at 10 am. Door prizes, 50/50's, raffles and a Mary Kay table. Live entertainment starts at 12:30 pm with:  Shawn Hardy; Gary Landry; Ernie Rafuse; Blended Harmony; Two Many Strings; Shawn Hebb; Paul Lucas n' Frenz; Oasis Belly Dance; Devils Elbow; Dublin Vinyl; Dali Van Gogh; Poison Cherry and Short Notice. 

Don't forget that the clocks go back at 2 am Sunday morning - that is the official time for this annual ritual. Forget about it until you are lying in the bunk Sunday morning nursing off the night before only to realize you have been given a whole hour reprieve to spend further face time with your feathers. Zzzzzzz.

On Sunday there will be a Gold Mine Tour from 1:30 - 3:30 pm (weather permitting).  This guided walking tour will view the west side of Gold River gold mines which was part of the Nova Scotia gold rush of the 1860s.  See intact gold mine shafts, trenches,the site of a dam for power generation and locations of old stamping and processing mills.  At the half way point, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies inside a warm heritage log cabin. Adults $10. All proceeds for Chester Municipal Heritage Society. Dial up 275-3718 for more info and reservations.

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Come and visit with us this "First Saturdays" weekend.

If you do not know what you're doing, do it neatly.
Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group