Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 4th, 2018 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release


We've only just blown out the wick on our fireworks and now it's the 4th of July ! My money is on someone lighting up the sky tonight. Look up, look way up.
The little man who lives inside the radio repeated all Canada Day weekend of the "extreme heat wave, epic weather, keep an eye on granny lest she expire in the tropical heat bomb...." 
Nothing ! No heatwave. Thick fog, windy and cold.
And now ... "Canicular" - definition > of or relating to the period between early July and early September when hot weather occurs in the northern hemisphere.  Bring . It . On.


This Week in Chester 

The Chester Playhouse is kicking off their summer theatre festival tonight with "Urinetown, the Musical." This saucy politically incorrect musical took Broadway by storm when it opened in 2001.
The show features a huge cast of performers of all ages from 10 to 70, predominantly from our own little Hamlet.The production runs from tonight, Wednesday, until Saturday at 7:30 pm with a Saturday matinĂ©e at 2 pm. 
The cast and crew have worked tirelessly for the past 3 months to present this show for your enjoyment. Get your thumb out and go see it.

Plein air artist Poppy Balser still has a few canvasses left for sale at Amicus Gallery. Stop in before it is just a water colour sea of red dots.

The Chester Heritage Society would like to remind you of their Handicraft Shop at the Old Train Station. The shop has local hand crafts, and pieces of antique furniture.They have also very kindly offered to represent the businesses in the village by displaying our brochures.
The station is open daily from 10-4pm and Sunday from 12-4pm. They are closed on Wednesdays.
New exhibits include a boat building display and wrought iron works from Nova Scotia's first female ferrier. Every Monday from 1-3pm there is a craft circle.
Next Saturday, July 14th, is the Annual Auction and Flea Market at the Station starting at 9am. Put that on your calendar now as there are always some true gems to be found.

The new exhibits at Lordly House museum on Central Street include the Tuesday Painters and their antique lace display. Lordly House is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-4pm.
You are welcome to join in with help, stories, discussion and lots of laughs.

Blue Shutters Antiques and Art Gallery is located at the entrance to Graves Island Park in East Chester and they are now open daily from 10-4pm.

The farmers are in their dell at the market at the Train Station this Friday from 9 -1 pm (rain or shine.) Why not stop by the Sweet Spot Oceanside Farm booth? Melanie has gorgeous fresh cut flowers, greens, herbs, tomatoes, garlic and a variety of other goodies all grown with natural methods.
Everything else is available there as well: meat, fish, breads, fresh vegetables, soaps,
folk art, hooked rugs, flowers, sweet treats, take away food and more.

Friday night has Kevin Koloff on stage at the Rope Loft from 8-11 pm.
John Lennon is not dead - he's at the Rope Loft. Kevin brings us back to the 60's and 70's with all the songs you know by heart. Don't miss out!

The Bandstand Summer Concert Series is pleased to present "Morgan Davis," our own award winning blues artist on stage at 7 pm. The bright lights of Chester await you here. Concerts may be moved or cancelled due to weather at the discretion of the performer. For info contact Sue LeBlanc @ 902-299-0139.


Jennie McGuire, Nancy Dunaway and Beverley McInnes are holding an event next Monday at  Tirnanog Studio, 3419 Highway 3 in East Chester from 4-7pm. They are exhibiting 'all things rust' in addition to some items for sale and of course nibbles and bubbly - I mean it IS Chester.

Next Tuesday the Chester Art Centre presents Jane Whitten who will teach you how to convert unwanted items into something new and useful. No husband jokes please.

Next Tuesday, July 10th, the Klunkers take the stage at 'Picnic in the Park.'
This performance is sponsored by Chester Area Pharmasave. You are invited to bring a picnic and your dancing shoes to enjoy the live music from 6 -8 pm at Lordly Park.

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Suzi Fraser
for the Chester Merchants Group
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