outpouring of support and love we have felt from this community
following the death of our brilliant mum, Nicki Butler, has bowled us
over. This reached an unbelievable high point last Thursday evening at
The Captain's House when a small army of mum's family, friends and
fellow merchants worked tirelessly to ensure that the Celebration of
Nicki's Life was just the type of occasion befitting such a wonderful
hostess. Thank you so much, we are eternally grateful."
Charlotte, Guy, James and Stephen
Chester Race Week is behind us. I saw a racer - they have that look
that screams "I'm way cooler than you" - at the bank on day 2 clutching a
red bull in a vice like grip as if it were a life line. I witnessed
this after one of my guests imparted some sage advice to the crew over
breakfast. "Chester Race Week is a marathon not a sprint - pace
I think the guy at the bank missed that one.
This Week in Chester
up - tonight, Wednesday, you can have your say in the growth and
development of Chester. Come and give your 2 ¢ regarding architectural
heritage and public space design.
They will be discussing village character, heritage, architecture, design and public spaces.
is an open house this afternoon from 2-4 pm and a public meeting from
7-9 pm tonight. If you do not attend this meeting tonight you are SO not
allowed to bitch about it in the future.
Croquet is on tonight at 6 pm at Lordly Park weather permitting. Wear your whites.
"The Highest Tides" will be making its debut at the Chester Playhouse tonight at 8pm until next Saturday with two matinee performances this and next Saturday at 2 pm.
Highest Tides" is a musical revue of a number of Allen Cole's most well
known pieces produced for theatre. Covering a full breadth of his
works, the audience will find themselves traveling through a variety of
settings and eras- from the 17th century France of Mimi: A Poisoner's
Comedy to The Bricklin's edition of New Brunswick in the 1970s and many
more, you'll feel like you've taken an entire trip without having to
leave your seat. Viewers will also become immersed in tales from
familiar settings, including the expulsion of the Acadian peoples in
Pelagie and a revisitation of the beloved Chester-oriented Rockbound to
take it all home.
This month John Cowans is selling fall garden
bulbs to benefit the Food bank here in Chester. This is through a
partnership with Vesey's in PEI who offer 50% of sales returned to our
Food bank with no tax or shipping costs. Last August they netted $1300.
Anyone interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for flyers and order
The Farmers are back at the old Train Station Market this
Friday from 10 am -2 pm. Get there early or you will miss out on the
sourdough bread like I always do.
Chester's Annual House and
Harbour Tour is happening this Saturday from 10 - 4 pm rain or
shine.Seven houses have been selected for your snooping pleasure and
also a boat ride to view the homes from the water. You may purchase your
tickets at the Chester Train Station from 9:30 am onwards. $30.00 per
person and proceeds go to the Chester Heritage Society.They need it to
pay for the lovely new paint job at the train station. 902 275-3842 /
902 275-3826 for further info.
annual Chester Croquet Tournament will take place this Sunday (rain
date August 30th) in Lordly Park. Start time is staggered from 9 am till
noon. What about church?
Teams of 2, croquet whites, picnic at the
end of the day where everyone contributes something savory and brings
their own beverages.
You may register by tomorrow at email@example.com / text 902 225-0949
folk soul artist Jen Chapin will be playing with her band, The Jen
Chapin Trio, at the Chester Playhouse this Sunday at 8 pm.
music is hailed as being jazzy, yet layered. She takes from the mundane
drudgery we know as everyday life and shapes it into something profound.
Bassist Stephan Crump and guitarist Jamie Fox, both of whom have extensive music careers will be joining Jen onstage.
Sunday the Tuesday Night Show Band takes the stage at the Chester
Bandstand with some pop and swing. This band is fantastic ! Get there
early to assure yourself a patch of grass.
Next Tuesday the
Picnic in the Park series wraps up it's summer season with the Parsons
Brothers, sponsored by those nice lawyers on Pleasant Street ...Wells,
Lamey, Mailman & Bryson. Meals for Musicians generously provided by
the Stretch Diner. Free admission, donations for the band gratefully
Next Thursday the Chester Art Centre
presents a workshop in Painting on Silk with artist Holly Carr. She
supplies everything you need for this workshop - all you need is ideas
and enthusiasm. No experience necessary and everyone goes home with a
masterpiece. To register call the Centre at 902 275-5789