We're all about paying homage the Halifax Explosion this week.
December 6th, 1917 the Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel Imo in the Narrows of Halifax Harbour.
A fire on board the French ship ignited her cargo, causing a large explosion that killed over 2,000 souls and injured 9,000 others.
This Week in Chester
Tonight, Wednesday, at the Chester Playhouse, Geraldine Tuck will launch her fourth and last novel in the Mystery Marauders series at 7 pm. Halifax Explosion Mystery follows main character, Dan Veinotte, who is transported back to December 1917, days before the Mount Blanc caught fire in the Halifax Narrows. Suited for young audiences, this novel is in perfect timing with this year being the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion. The event is a free, non-ticketed event open to the public. Geraldine Tuck will be presenting a slide show at the event along with excerpts from the novel. Come out and meet the author.
Your gingerbread house creations must be delivered to the Mecklenburgh Inn @ 78 Queen St this Friday from 4- 6 pm. These houses will be on display at local merchants from this Saturday onwards.
The Kiwi Café will be open for pizza this Friday night. Roman style, long fermentation "double "0" dough with gourmet toppings - the works ! 5 -9 pm. Call now to reserve your slice of Italy. 902-275-1492
Stop the Press ! The Restaurant at White Gate will be closing for the season earlier than expected - this weekend will be their last of the regular season. There will be a New Year's Eve event, so watch this space for details. Book today to avoid disappointment and get your last 2017 fix of lamb shank, pork belly, halibut w/ risotto or Cornish hen. Open this weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday with their special Prix Fixe menu. The Inn at White Gate will remain open until the New Year. 902-275-4400
The Chester Playhouse is proud to present Eastern Front Theatre's production of "Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion" this Friday evening at 7:30 pm. This is a dramatic and educational experience that explores stories of the events of the Halifax explosion. It is a day that has become synonymous with tales of heroism, survival and of how a community fought against disaster. This play follows three diverse characters as they meet, moments after the explosion as they come to terms with, not only the situation they find themselves in, but who they are stranded with. As the characters share their stories, experiences and history, the audience experience the tribute to the diverse communities and cultures in Nova Scotia. 902-275-3933.
Linens for Life in East Chester has some gorgeous linen towels, table linens, hand made PJ's, bedding and fashion items to offer the discerning shopper.
Mo is in the kitchen whipping up homemade soups, chowder and pies - worth a visit for the entertainment alone !
Chester's own Morgan Cruickshank and The Blue Lane brought home the 2017 "Jazz Recording of the Year" at NSMW with their EP "Blind" which is featured in the upcoming American drama film "Every 21 Seconds." Congratulations to the band !