are certainly quietening down in Chester now that it's September, but
those in the know vote it their favourite month. Hot sunny days, longer
shadows, ripe gardens and parking spaces on Pleasant Street. Who could
ask for anything more?!
was horrified this morning, though, to get an email from VV to say that
Halloween items were now available... and then I received an email from
a magazine with snowflakes on it reminding me to 'Give the Gift....'
FAR, FAR too early, I say.
still gorgeous here in Chester! Everyone is moving at a slower, more
gentle, pace and there are goodies in all the shops... so take a
have new signage in the village if you haven't noticed.... We can now
find our way around the village and direct others responsibly by
pointing to signs rather than mention road names that no one, even the
oldest in the village, actually goes by or could place! All pulled
together with great community partnership (and the hard work of our own
Trudi Curley) involving Bluenose Coast,
the Municipality, Merchants, The Sign Guy, and Nova Scotia Tourism
Agency. Kudos to all. It ain't easy... and 'sign' is no longer a four
This Week in Chester
The Chester Artisan and Farmers Market is in full September swing on Friday, 10-2pm, up at the Old Train Station.
is still open Wednesday through Sunday and offering oodles of delicious
food. Her famous carvery on Sunday night leaves everyone a vegan for
the rest of the week. No holds barred - it's the best!
Also, back by popular demand is Sushi Night at the Fo'c'sle
on Saturday 6th. They will be offering a platter of 3 different types
of sushi (24 pieces in all). The gastronomic event will begin at 5pm.
Not to be forgotten is their half price wine by the bottle with food
purchase, so see how adept you are at handling chopsticks and a full
wine glass simultaneously and go 'exotique' for a change from their
delicious fish and chips.
Seems to be all about food this week?!
Why not?! The BBQ at home is exhausted isn't it? So are you. Give it a rest and walk down the street....
all that, if you think your arteries are up for it, consider giving up
some of your red 'gold' at the Blood Donor Clinic. At the Chester Legion
on Monday 8th, they will be ever so appreciative despite your bad
summer habits. For more info call 1-888-236-6283.