Wednesday, April 20, 2022

April 20th, 2022 Press Release!


Chester Merchants Press Release
Chester Golf Club mid 1900's

April 20, 2022.

While we merchants strive to keep things light and inviting to our residents, friends and visitors, we feel the need to pause and reflect on what might be inflicted upon us by the current government of Nova Scotia.

We are sickened and disheartened by their plans to charge our non residents exorbitant taxes that will ultimately end their long relationship with us here in Chester and throughout the Province of Nova Scotia.

This will go down as a blight on our history.
The Rope Loft opens tomorrow, Thursday, April 21st. Join them for their 47th season and get ready for a fun and festive summer of waterfront dining. Visit their website for the kitchen hours and menu. There are some new and exciting items this year. Derek and Elaine and their staff look forward to welcoming you back !
The gift store at the Kiwi Café has new goodies for all kitchens. Stop by and check it out !
Diane Dobrosky photo
The seagulls at the Island View Canteen would like to announce that the fryer will be up and running for the season Friday, April 22nd and that they like their fries lightly salted - hold the ketchup.
The Chester Playhouse is kicking off their 2nd season of “Playhouse Without Walls” this Saturday, April 23rd at the Chester Legion at 7:30 pm.
Taking the stage is Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers. Joining them is special guest singer-songwriter and fiddler, Morgan Toney.
With influences from blues, rock, and traditional songs, The Thundermakers create a moving, transformative musical experience that is uniquely their own.
Tickets are $30 and are available through their website or by calling (902) 275-3933
Next up the Playhouse presents “ A Conversation with author Sheree Fitch”
Tuesday, April 26th at Tuck Hall on Regent Street at 7 pm.
Sheree Fitch is a Canadian author and literacy advocate. Known primarily for her children's books, she has also published poetry and fiction for adults. Join host Liz Crocker for what will surely be an entertaining evening. Tickets are $15

Sheree will be with us virtually next Saturday, April 30th with her online writing workshop for adults
“First Bursts or Bust !” via Zoom from 10am -12 noon.
If you have always wanted to write or if you already write and want to fire up your creative juices, this two-hour virtual workshop is for you! Sheree will be your guide - providing prompts and leaving space for participants to write, share and ask questions.
Registration is $50. Register online or call (902) 275-3933
Summer must be just around the corner because the Chester Golf Club opens next week Thursday, April 28th. Pick the spiders off your putter and come on down. The restaurant is opening to the public as well that day. Fore !
The Hubbards Farmers’ Market is opening for the season Saturday, May 7th from 8 am - 12noon at the Hubbards Barn. Join them every Saturday from now until October. Great music and terrific local vendors.

The Chester Community Market is at the Chester Legion Saturday, May 7th from 10 am - 2 pm. Free Admission.
Vendor items vary month to month, however you can expect to find arts and crafts, knits and quilts, jewelry and bath items, candles and comic books, kid's clothing, sail bags, Watkins & Epicure and baked goods.

That weekend is also “May Fest 2022 Yard Sale" throughout the Municipality of Chester - stuff that you never knew you needed !

As we are known as a “Drinking town with a sailing problem” I thought you might enjoy a short sailing tale from Chesapeake Bay, another east coast sailing mecca.

A perfectionist walked into a bar. Apparently it wasn't set high enough.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group