The good weather seems to be holding and for that I am grateful. There a still a few die hard sailors out on the water. There is a new Beetle Cat in the Bay and the dueling schooners will be on the start line today at 1300.
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Tomorrow night, Thursday, is the final wing night at the Rope Loft. Eat up !
Definition of Wing Night: A ceremonial and sacred evening during which many wings will be eaten by a gathering of gluttonous friends. Each step of the consumption of the wings is carefully orchestrated and held holy. Deviation from tradition i.e.. inviting your girlfriend, not eating till breathing is difficult, leaving early, not toasting your first wing,ordering non-wing food or de-winging during the repast is strictly forbidden. The only consumables other than wings allowed at the table are blue cheese dressing and beer-lots of it.
Friday night "Hog the Covers" will be playing at the Chester Legion for everyone 19 years and older starting at 9 pm.
Saturday night the Fo'c'sle Pub is hosting their annual Halloween Party and costume contest with the "George Carter Trio" on stage.The festivities get underway at 9 pm and there is a prize for the best costume. Please Bob, please dress up as Colonel Sanders again !
This Sunday is the final roundup at the Rope Loft. Take the missus down there for their season's end brunch buffet for the bargain basement price of $15.95. All sorts of goodies to soak up the activities from the night before. Maybe a hair of the dog caesar to get the day off on the right foot. Maybe three just to ensure it !
This Sunday and every Sunday in November from 1:30 -3:30 pm there will be a 2-hour guided walking tour of the west side of Gold River gold mines, part of the Nova Scotia gold rush of the 1860s. See intact gold mine shafts, trenches, site of a dam for power generation and locations of old stamping/processing mills. At the half way point, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies inside a warm heritage log cabin. Adults $10. All proceeds for Chester Municipal Heritage Society. For more info/reservations (a must) call 902 275-3718 or email: email@example.com
Next Tuesday the OHC is serving up free flu shots from 6-8 pm at their temporary digs at 227 Central Street. Dial up the Centre @ 902 275-2427 and make an appointment. Remember to bring your health card.
This just in from the gingerbread elves...The deadline for entering the 7th Annual Gingerbread House Competition is November 15th. To get an entry form email firstname.lastname@example.org /phone 902 275-2004 or you may pick up a form at Flowers, Flowers, Flowers at 34 Pleasant Street in Chester during business hours. Full contest details are on the entry form.
Well, the Liberals and the Blue Jays all in one evening. I mean how much champagne IS there?
It was a great turnout for the OHC Kitchen Party last weekend at the Legion. Kudos to all the organizers, the volunteers and all the talent on stage that made it happen.
I have taken up golfing.Yes. In my case it's more like croquet with a club because I rarely get the ball off the ground. However I can now see what all the fuss is about and there really is nothing nicer than chasing a little white ball into the woods, or sand, or water. The greens are still open and they have off season rates for non members so get over there before the snow flies.
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A shout out to Ray Cambria who is being recognized as "Nova Scotia Race Officer of the Year." Congratulations to Ray for his outstanding contribution and dedication as CYC's Race Officer for the past many years!
Going Coastal will be closed today,Wednesday through till Friday and will reopen Saturday and Sunday with one of their artists, Heidi-Vere Holloway, minding the shop.
Madison Violet is returning to the Chester Playhouse this Friday at 7:30pm. Influenced by a variety of different musical genres such as disco and electro, Madison Violet's new discography is "a fresh direction for the Juno-nominated Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachearn, who for years have honed their skills as writers and performers. Madison Violet has culminated a batch of infectious songs that will speak to new audiences, while showcasing the unique voices and amazing musicianship their fan base has grown to love". They're both multi-instrumentalists, with MacEachern on acoustic, tenor & electric guitar and harmonica, and MacIsaac on fiddle and acoustic & electric guitar. They've received a number of accolades over the years, including six ECMA award nominations.
The Chester Garden Club will welcome Syd Dumaresq at their meeting next Monday the 26th at 7 pm at St Stephen's Hall. Syd will be giving a talk on their 800 kilometer trek for two weeks in Spain on "El Camino de Santiago de Compostello." There will be a discussion of flora, fauna, and architectural highlights of Spain.
And what a lovely weekend it was. The 42nd annual Creighton Cup was held at the old Hackmatack Grounds overlooking the Back Harbour under clear blue skies with lots of enthusiastic energy. The Felix Warriors shut out the Flying Pigleathers 42-21. Yeah teams !
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Thursday night is wing ding night all over the Hamlet so get to the Rope Loft or the Fo'c'sle for your winglets of choice.
This Saturday Whitehorse is on stage at the Chester Playhouse. This show is sold out but you can call and get on the wait list if you like.
Missed out on Whitehorse? Take heart. There is more entertainment for you at the Chester Legion this Saturday from 4 pm till close. The OHC is having their Harvest Jam with sing along, raffles, silents auctions, seasonal foods and lots of good cheer. All day admission is $15 or $5 for under 12. You can take in both events starting at Harvest Jam for music and dinner. The doors open at 3pm and the music starts at 4pm. Hit the Whitehorse concert at the Playhouse then head back to Harvest Jam for the cheapest drinks in town with more music and dancing and don't pay to get back in. Admission covers all day and night - or if you are just doing the Whitehorse concert, get $5 off admission to the Jam with your Playhouse ticket stub.
This is your health centre and it needs your support.
This is one of the many auction items being offered at the OHC Harvest Jam. Yes please !
Take note, the next 2 weeks is BIG garbage week here in the 'hood. This is always a nice purging process with great dumpster diving opportunities.
It is the annual Gobble and Wobble time of year. By Tuesday we will all resemble the flightless bird and be permanently adhered to the couch. Did someone say pie?
This is the time of year to remember and give thanks for all we have. Engage Nova Scotia is looking for families to host new comers to their Thanksgiving table. Clickhere for more information if you would like to be a host a family.
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This is National Fire Prevention week. Don't start one.
This Friday is the last Farmer's Market of the year at the Old Train Station from 10-2pm. Buy everything and put it in a jar.The farmers will be at the Chester Legion Sunday, November 22nd from 11-3pm with some seasonal specialties and lots of good cheer.
This Saturday there is a breakfast at the Legion from 7:30 - 10:30 am. Enjoy eggs (any way you like them), french toast, hash browns, beans, bacon, sausage, toast, tea/coffee and juice.
Time to brush up on your trivia. Next week is the start of " Trivia Tuesdays" at the Fo'c'sle Pub. Get your team together and get over there for the 1/2 price burgers.
The Chester Art Centre is hosting "Art in the Autumn," an afternoon acrylic painting class with a fall colors theme, led by Malcolm Callaway, beginning October 15th from 1- 4 pm with 5 classes finishing up on November 12th. Malcolm swears we get Italian light this time of the year, and it brings a golden glow to our surroundings. I've seen that golden glow - I think it is called Molson. Malcolm will also be doing demos on aspects of painting and helping with your special projects.
Next up at the Art Centre is Teresa Bergen ! She is hosting a four-week evening class of "Storytelling in Clay." Teresa's inspired clay creations have their own whimsical and fabulous personality. Colourful narrative decoration adorn every surface. Join Teresa and learn techniques that will have you sculpting your favourite story, animals, or people. Build your dreams with mud October 15th, 22nd, 29th and November 5th. If you have ANY talent at all, you do not want to miss this.
Remember to mark your calendars for the OHC kitchen party next weekend. They have several items to bid on including this personal gym unit which may be useful after all that pie.
82 year old Morris went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. A couple of days later, the doctor called Morris and asked how he was doing. Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'' The doctor said, 'I didn't say that.. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.'
The Merchants would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.