I came across a couple of young cousins, fishing up a storm for squid
on a glorious evening. The excitement, freedom and camaraderie reminded
me of the simple pleasures one can have - right in your own backyard or
off the government wharf. Summer is when that freedom is extended and
your antics become the stories you recount in winter and for years to
come.......shortening the 'distance' between family and friends.
This Week in Chester
Talking of memories, take a 'trip down Memory Lane in Plaid style'. "FOREVER PLAID" is opening on Wednesday 17th at the Chester Playhouse
at 8pm. Featuring many '60s hits such as Moments to Remember and Love
is a Many Splendored Thing....... Why not dress the part too? It runs
through Saturday 8pm each evening with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday, and
the same the week after.
marks the 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHESTER CONNECTION TRAIL. Come meet
the friendly staff from the Municipality of Chester Recreation
Department at the Chester Visitor Information Centre at 10:00 am and
enjoy a leisurely walk along a small section of the trail. Gord Tate
will be available to give an intro to Geocaching and you will have a
chance to win some prizes. All ages welcome.
you're in to geocaching, and the idea of hidden treasures tickles your
fancy, you may want to mark you calendar for the Chester Trust's
upcoming Time Capsule project that will be launched on July 31st at
their Garden Party........... Stay tuned. Info next week.)
To complement this blistering heat, on Friday night, "Lucky Dog Blues" are playing at the Fo'c'sle and Saturday night "Memphis Knights". Bands start at 9pm. Dance till you drop......
20th heralds the return of the CHESTER GARDEN TOUR (RAIN OR SHINE) from
11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Hosted by the Chester Municipal Chamber of
Commerce, this is a one day multi-destination, self guided tour of
beautiful private gardens in and around Chester. Enjoy Niki Jabbour for a
question and answer period, music, and a house tour. Advance tickets
$30/person ($35 day of event) and includes a picnic lunch. For more info
email Admin@ChesterAreaNS.ca - LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE.
Sunday, 21st, The 351 Llewellyn Sea Cadets are fundraising for their
trip to Chester, England in August 2013. So consider getting over to the
Chester Legion for their Chinese Auction, Cold Plate Lunch and Bake
table and give them your support. 10 - 3pm.
Sunday at 7pm, THE CHESTER BRASS BAND will be playing at the Chester Bandstand. For more info contact Evelyn Ernst at 634-4435.
Also on Sunday, make sure to get front row seats at the 8pm screening of 'Seducing Dr. Lewis' at the Playhouse in aid of Our Health Centre.
Brought back by popular demand, it's a great film with lots of laughs
as residents of a tiny fishing village scheme to secure a resident
doctor. Sound familiar?! Dan Cox will host the evening as half his
family is in the film, having been shot in his home town in Quebec.
With the promise
of more cooperative weather, the second PICNIC (and dancing) IN THE PARK
is on Tuesday with "Makeshift" from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Lordly Park.
Free admission. Bring your family, your picnic, and your dancing shoes.
Donations for the band gratefully accepted. Sponsored by Premiere Self
Storage. Raindate: Tuesday, August 27. For cancellation notice go to www.chester.ca.
Lots is going on at the Chester Art Centre:
check out their website for more information on 'Intro to Playwriting
Workshop' (July 19-24) with Griffin McInnes and 'Polymer Clay Figurative
Workshop' (July 22-23) with Kate Church.
She won't do it herself, so I'm going to plug The Mecklenburgh Inn
- home away from home, right in the heart of the Village. Wonderfully
casual and cosy - if you've got troublesome guests that tend to overstay
their welcome, let Suzi sort them out! Her breakfasts are so good that
next time they consider a visit, you might find them booking in there
When was the last time you went to the Chester Golf Club
for a meal? Treat yourself to the dining room with the best view in
Chester, just a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of 'downtown'.
There's always a glorious breeze.....so soak up the stunning sunset with
cocktail in hand, eat to your heart's content and voila!, no dishes to
Have fun in this exceptional summer heat...... we'll be complaining of the cold again in no time!