Monday, December 30, 2013

December 30th, 2013 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release


Well, we made it through, but there's still turkey in the fridge. And shortbread, lots of shortbread.The wine seems to have evaporated. Funny, that.

As the New Year approaches, it's time to move your little molasses men off the doorstep into the basement so they will be fresh gingerbreads for next year.
This Week in Chester

New Year's celebrations are rampant. The Fo'c'sle Pub has seating at 6pm and 8pm for their New Year's Eve meal. They will feature the regular menu along with a special meadow and marine offering. There is a baked brie appetizer and two special desserts, pecan or key lime tart. All items are à la carte and reservations are required. The George Carter Jr Trio hits the stage at 9 pm and there is no need for a reservation to dance the night away.

New Year's Day levées abound. Hit them all. The Legion is the first out of the gate at 11am followed up the stretch by the Playhouse and the Fo'c'sle Pub at noon. The Yacht Club doesn't hit their stride until 1 pm, so plan your attendance accordingly. Levées are serious business here in the Hamlet and we don't like to miss out on any of it. Did someone say free drinks?

The Village Emporium on Pleasant Street re-enters the platform of commerce Thursday, January 2nd. Post Boxing day sales await you and your credit card.

Looking ahead to the New Year, there are plenty of options to keep you out of trouble.
The Chester Art Centre kicks off the season with rug hooking classes, acrylic painting classes, a class on phone and tablet photography that are face book worthy and ohh so much more. Check out their website and sign up.

The Senior College Association of Nova Scotia is offering classes at Saint Stephen's Hall, 54 Regent Street  beginning Monday, January 13th @ 10:30am. SCANS is dedicated to providing non-credit course to seniors 50+ in Nova Scotia. There are no assignments or exams, just listen, learn, discuss and enjoy.  For more info and programming call 902-444-7588 or visit

Coldest Day is just around the corner. This annual fundraiser is a benefit for the
Chester Drama Society. Get to the Fo'c'sle Saturday, February 8th and start bidding. Live music from 3pm till close; raffles, auctions and surprises. Only $10 - a bargain at twice the price. This is a village effort so make the effort to attend.
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The days are getting longer and spring is just around the corner. Yup.
Happy New Year to all of you from all of us.

Suzi Fraser
for the Chester Merchants Group