Friday. How was this idea ever allowed to cross the border? All it
means for us in Canada is that US chains are capitalizing, but on our
turf. I didn't see any local shops jumping on the Black Friday
bandwagon. Shop local and support your neighbour, not Target or Walmart.
the Canadian geese are pulling pitch. A big flock flew over the inn
last weekend. What a racket! It was fabulous to watch. Mabel had a Louis
Vuitton clutch under her wing so I'm guessing Miami or LA might be the
This Week in Chester
Gingerbread House creations are in and the winners were announced by
the judges Monday evening. Drumroll... The individual under 12 division
was a tie ! Nicole Heisler and Lila Hume tied for top honours. In the
adult group division Lara and Silas Parsons won the prize. The
individual adult division honours went to Bunch Fraser. Congratulations
to all the winners. Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the
Gingerbread wrap party. I saw the slew of gift certificates to be given
to the winners. Oh la la - what a bonanza of goodies !
Once the rug rats are sufficiently juiced up on sugar, hand them over to the babysitter, then head over to the Fo'c'sle Pub and take in the sounds of Peter Grant and Three for Now. Enjoy some adult juice and dance the night away
is the kick off of our Gingerbread Festival.The village will be alive
with the smell of molasses and Gingerbread Houses will be on display in
the merchants' shops.
New this year is the outdoor Gingerbread
Man competition. Gingerbread Men may be purchased at Chester Building
Supplies. There is a prize for each division- residential and
commercial. If you have a Gingerbread man to display, you may submit
your photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org It will be posted to the "Gingerbread Festival Chester, NS" facebook page where you can vote for your favourite by "liking" it.
will end midnight Friday, December 15 and the winners will be announced
at the Family Gingerbread Celebration Party on Sunday 2-4 pm, December
16 at St. Stephen's Hall.
This Saturday is a First Saturday - a celebration of our three
Bluenose Coast communities (Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg) to
showcase our wares and smiles and to offer you some special experiences.
Check out the 1st Saturdays link to see what could be in the cards for your weekend enjoyment.
Chester District School Gingerbread Fair is this Saturday from 9 -1pm.
There will be crafts, food, live music, a gift wrapping service, a candy
cane pull and some fantastic prizes supplied by their vendors. Check
out their Facebook page , tell all your friends to "like" the CDS Fair and get on over there to support their efforts.
On Saturday and Sunday this weekend and next, the "Artists for Kids Exhibition" is on display at the Chester Art Centre from 10 am-2 pm @ 60 Queen Street. The
Art Centre is proud to present the amazing works created by students
from CDS , CAMS and Gold River Elementary School. It was taught by
working artists such as Marla Benton, Joan McInnes, Sherry Goede and
Malcolm Callaway. Drop by the art centre and check it out.
Chester Bandstand will be decorated Saturday for the Christmas season by
the Chester Garden Club. Stop by and tell them where YOU think the bow
should be placed.
Looking ahead to Sunday, December 9th, the
Chester Brass Band still have a few tickets left for their annual
Christmas extravaganza at Atlantica Hotel in Western Shore. The band
fires up at 6 pm and dinner will be served shortly thereafter. Always a
memorable evening. Dial up Gregor Fraser @ 275 - 3453 for tickets.
Next Tuesday and Wednesday evening at the Chester Playhouse,
the After School Drama kids have two shows on the docket."The Snow
Queen" debuts Tuesday evening at 6pm and 7:30 pm and "The Emperor's Nude
Clothes" shows at the same times Wednesday. These shows are presented
by director Cynthia Myers in collaboration with Dawn Curry and Robyn
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until they speak.