All those goodies in one basket (and a box) just for shopping in one of our local stores.
The wine to the left should be champagne!
Donations by the following 26 local businesses resulted in a gift basket valuing $1100!
Chester Building Supplies
Chester Serivce Center
Double A Used Clothing
Oceanview Garden Center
Spidle's Independant Grocer
Chester Gold & Silver
Light My Fire Candle Studio
Linen's For Life
Valerie's Hair Studio
The Village Emporium
The Fo'c'sle Tavern
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Luna Salon, Spa and Boutique
Printing of posters kindly donated by Tradewinds Realty
You to all local merchants who donated and participated in any way to
the Shop Local Contest 2014 and an even BIGGER THANK YOU to everyone who
SHOPPED LOCAL! Your local business community depends on you.
This Week in Chester
Christmas Eve and hopefully everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, slow
down and enjoy the holiday now the time is up.... Take time to see
family and friends, gather around a table, eat favourite foods, sing
songs, play games, read that book, attend a church service or take a
long walk on one of our trails or beaches..... for within a week it's
2015 and New Year's Day heralds not only a change when writing the date
(that takes until February to get right), but a slew of levées.
Research into the origin of the New Year's Day Levée was quite engrossing:
"The word levée (from French, noun use of infinitive lever, "rising", from Latin levāre, "to raise") originated in the Levée du Soleil(Rising of the Sun) of King Louis XIV (1643-1715). It was his custom to receive his male subjects in his bedchamber just after arising..."
references to males only, fur traders, boisterous parties and moose
milk, it is apparently only us Canadians that still gather in large
groups on January 1st for hair of the dog, well-wishing and lots of
hugging and kissing to help the spread of germs!