Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 20th, 2014 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release


Did you all survive Race Week? Find anyone on the couch? Run away to Tancook?

I only found a few beer bottles deposited on my porch. Are they getting wiser or older?

It feels like fall is around the corner. You can smell it in the air and see it in the angle of the sun. I like how it highlights the dust in my kitchen in the early morning.
This Week in Chester

Amicus Gallery on Pleasant Street continues their show of all things equine until the end of the month in keeping with the horsey set here in Chester this week. Tailgate party anyone?

If you missed this show last week, tonight has the continuing run of Norm Foster's "The Melville Boys" at the Chester Playhouse. A relaxing weekend trip of fishing, football, and beer is on the agenda. A wrench is thrown in the works when the boys meet two attractive sisters who inadvertently change more than their weekend plans. In this modern Canadian romp, Foster offers a tender, vigorous comedy of brotherhood and the unexpected. The four characters rediscover themselves over two days of beers, tears, fights and laughs.The show runs from tonight until Saturday at 8 pm with a matinee performance at 2 pm on Saturday.

"Hidden Talents" will be showing at the Train Station Gallery daily until the end of the month. Crochet, knit, canvas and needle work will be featured by Hilary McCarron along with bowl turning and woodworking by Steve McCarron.

The Farmer's Market is back at the Train Station on Friday from 10 - 2 pm.The tomatoes are coming.... This is cause for celebration in it's own right !

There are 13 bars in Nova Scotia competing against 100 watering holes in Canada for "Canada's Favourite" in Air Canada's enRoute Magazine contest. Chester's own Foc'sle Pub is one of them. Go to saycheers to vote for our favourite living room. Vote now / vote often until September 9th. Let's put Chester on the map with what we do best.

Friday night the Hupman brothers are on stage at the Fo'c'sle @ 9pm. Don't miss this, these guys are fantastic ! They might LOOK like they climbed out from under a rock, but boy, can they knock out the tunes !

On Saturday the Chester Heritage House and Harbour Tour is back this year come rain or shine from 10 - 4pm. The tour starts at the Chester Train Station and promises lots of interesting places to snoop through. Tickets are $30, available on the day of the tour.  Dial 275-3852 for info.

Next month you will have to dial 902 in addition to the number as well. What a bore. Imagine doing that on a rotary phone. I remember the day when 4 digits did the trick. My grandmother Rene told me of the days when you just picked up the phone and asked for "Central."

The Maritime Bluenose Championships are being held this weekend at the Chester Yacht Club. Get down to the waterfront and watch these delightful little sloops battle it out for bragging rights.

"Lovely Stuff,"  the pop up shop at "Lesley's Pantry" across from Tim Horton's, is popping down. This is the last weekend to purchase all sorts of goodies from Friday until Sunday from 11am- 4pm. Check out the china, linens, old albums, antique furniture, books, old cameras, clothes ... the list is endless ! 

Exciting news with the launch of the OHC Community 50/50 Draw on Monday, August 25. The OHC 50/50 tickets are $2.00 each with a draw every Monday. The two priorities of the OHC Community 50/50 Draw Program are to involve the entire Municipality and act as a long term funder for the OHC.
OHC Community 50/50 Draw Tickets are available at community minded retailers. Please participate every week.

For those of you who like to take it outside, Simon Copas leads a class in Plein Air next Monday and Tuesday. Fresh air, a full palette, a spur of the moment inspiration and tight deadlines make Simon's class a favourite. All classes are held at the Chester Art Centre at 60 Queen Street.To register call 275-5789 / 

Tuesday night is the season finale of the "Picnic in the Park"  series at Lordly Park on Central Street. Lucas Reeves and friends will be on stage for your dancing and picnic pleasure. Load up the cooler, get over there and mark your turf. Winter is coming.
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 A few quotes from David Feherty the CBS Golf Announcer with that lovely Irish lilt...

"It would be easier to pick a broken nose, than a winner in that group."
"Fortunately, Rory is 22 years old so his right wrist should be the strongest muscle in his body."
"That ball is so far left, Lassie couldn't find it if it was wrapped in bacon."
"Nick Faldo couldn't be here this week. He is attending the birth of his next wife."
Jim Furyk's swing "looks like an octopus falling out of a tree."
"It's OK - the bunker stopped it."
"That was a great shot - if they'd have put the pin there today."

Suzi Fraser
for the Chester Merchants Group
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