Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20th Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release
Dear Angela,

Ahhh, the summer heat of June...OK- not so much. The fog bank off the coast prompted me fire up the wood stove the other day. Yup, decided to get it cleaned after that chimney fire back in February. Nothing like a call to 911 to get Chester's finest on your doorstep. Much faster results than "Plenty of Fish."

The upside of June is the vibrant sky both morning and night. The bright lights of "Haven" filming down the street makes things even that much brighter.

This Week in Chester

The Lordly House is now open for the season. Open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 9 to 5 pm; Wednesday from 9 to 3 pm and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. 

The Chester Playhouse is accepting registrations from short ones aged 9-16 for the Summer Theatre School production of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web which opens July 25th. They have space for 25 budding thespians so get your little Christopher Plummer on down there.

Tonight is the summer solstice open house from 5-7 pm at the Sadhana Centre on Duke Street.There will be Indian food, refreshments, a yoga demo and door prizes. You don't need to be a pretzel to attend. Drop by anytime during event hours. RSVP @ 273-YOGA

On Friday the Chester Seaside and Farmer's and Artisan's Market is at the Parade Square by the Yacht Club from 2-5:30 pm. Veggies, fish right off the boat, meat, baking, plants, soaps and more.The lemonade is delicious and pairs nicely with Absolute.

The Shawn Hebb Trio is on stage at the Fo'c'sle Pub on Friday night @ 8 pm. The kitchen is serving up until 10 pm.

The very talented Kate Church is back at the Chester Arts Centre on Queen Street with her hugely popular Basic Fairy Doll Making class on Saturday, June 23rd and Monday June 25th.

The Lido Pool will be up and running for the first Red Cross swim classes on Monday June 25th. Brrrr. Public swim is from 12-1:30pm and 5-8pm Monday-Friday and from 12 - 8 pm on weekends.

Everyone is invited to attend the official opening of the "Explore Oak Island" display at the old Chester Train Station, 20 Smith Road, Chester, starting 10 am. There will be guest speakers, cake, refreshments and costumed animators.Have your picture taken with a pirate, monk, Templar Knight, Spanish Conquistador, British Soldier or RenĂ©. It's free! Info @ 275-3718.

Why not stop by Jim Smith's Fine Studio Pottery shop,a delightful studio that was a penny candy store in it's former life - I was their best customer. Jim's work is showcased internationally and there is not enough space on this page to list his awards.

Maybe drop by the Rope Loft and have an adult beverage on the wharf and watch the waterfront ebb and flow.

Saturday evening the Chester Playhouse has award winning Ian Sherwood and Coco Love Alcorn. They have been performing together for four years and are set to release their new EP, "Attic Music." Is that the new vinyl? The evening promises to be full of harmonies and humour with a sense of adventure created by these two troubadours.

Sat night the Fo'c'sle Pub is showcasing the acoustic duo Vinny and Gary from the band "Cover up." Think Danny Devito. Order up the man sized ribs and sit back and enjoy the show, or dance your happy feet the night away.

The Chester Yacht Club will be hosting a Women's Sailing Seminar beginning this Sunday evening @ 7 pm. Both Advanced and Basic Sailing Course are offered to members and non members. Classes will be held over 5 nights next week at the CYC. For more info email

Sunday evening is the launch of the Chester Brass Band summer concert series at the Bandstand @7 pm. Thirty musicians of Chester Brass return under the direction of Commander (Retired) George Morrison. The concert will feature a variety of popular music, light classical pieces, stirring marches and well-known hymns.  Bring Mildred, a lawn chair, a flask and a bag of cheezies and tell her it's date night.

Herman was driving down the 103 when his wife called. "Herman, I just heard on CBC that there's a car going the wrong way on the 103. Be careful!"  "It's not just one car," said Herman. "It's hundreds of them!"

Take  the Lighthouse Route 3 to come visit us in Chester, it's much more scenic.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group