Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November 4th, 2015 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release


Did you all make it through Hallowe'en? Liberate enough loot from your kids' pillowcases to hold the sugar high till the Christmas bon bons arrive?

The Canada Geese were out in force at the Golf Club this week enroute to warmer climes - one was wearing a bikini.

The rug rats' Hallowe'en Party at the Lightfoot Tower last weekend was a resounding success.The folks at the Recreation Department put on a great show.120 people showed up for the event.

Please remember that the entry deadline for the Gingerbread House competition is November 15th. You can get your entry form at

The renovations at the Chester Art Centre are coming along well. Kudos to the Art Centre board,Trevor Corkum and his team, and to Bunch Fraser, the architect.

                                                                                         Wayne Grigsby Photo                                                             
This Week in Chester

Tomorrow night,Thursday, from 7-9 pm at the St Stephen's Hall, everyone is invited to join in a conversation about economic development and the future of Nova Scotia. Panelists include Jordi Morgan from the Canadian Federation of Business and Marco Navarro Genie from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies.

Joe Murphy, Big Dave McLean and Watermelon Slim will be together for a night of blues
Friday night at the Chester Playhouse. The curtain goes up at 7:30 pm.
Joe Murphy plays the harp, slide guitar, accordion, and squeeze box, along with doing vocals as the front man of The Waterstreet Blues Band. Big Dave McLean has been inspired by and toured with blues legends John Hammond Jr. and Muddy Waters.
Watermelon Slim is an American operating out of Toronto and has taken home more than 17 blues music awards over the course of 4 years alone and has been praised by critics as "the most exciting and authentic blues performer in years."

Saturday night is the 3rd Annual Dinner Theater "On the Air,"  a comedy at the Chester Legion sponsored by Shoreham Village Ladies Auxiliary.  Doors open 5:30 pm with the show starting at 6:30 pm  featuring the "Accidental Actors." The menu is Cranberry chicken with all the usual accompaniments, dessert and tea/coffee. Tickets are $25 per person (19 years and older) and available at Scotiabank. All proceeds to support Shoreham Residents. For more info call Gerri 902 235-3817 or Debbie 902 275-3451

Remember that every Sunday this month there are Gold Mine Tours from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. The 2 hour guided walking tour is on the west side of Gold River gold mines, part of the Nova Scotia gold rush of the 1860s. Adults $10. All proceeds in support of the Chester Municipal Heritage Society.  For more info/reservations (a must) call 275-3718 or email:
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Six Irishmen were playing poker when Sean O'Toole lost €700 on a single hand, clutched his chest and dropped dead at the table.

Showing respect for their fallen brother, the other five continue playing standing up. Michael Lennon looks around and asks, 'Oh, me boys, someone's got to tell Sean's wife. Who will it be?'

They draw straws. Bill Oleary picks the short one. They tell him to be discreet and gentle and not to make a bad situation any worse.

He goes over to O'Toole's house and knocks on the door.
Brenda O'Toole answers and asks what he wants. Bill declares: 'Your husband just lost €700 and is afraid to come home.'

'Tell him to drop dead!' snarls Brenda.
'I'll go tell him.' says Bill.

Suzi Fraser
for the Chester Merchants Group
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