Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 12th, 2012 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

Be careful what you wish for. Last week I asked for rain and God delivered -  boy, did he deliver! This week I am asking for the winning Lotto number as I seem to be on a roll here.

The spiders have moved in again. They all seem very happy here at the Meck, so much so that I would deem them "long term stays" as we say in the hotel biz.

Adam Connolly, our wonderful tree carver, has completed his work of art at the Post Office. Adam has selflessly donated over 2 months of his time, energies and craftsmanship to do this for our village. Please read the information below for the unveiling of Adam's work.

This carving would not have taken place if it was not for the tireless efforts of our Councillor, Brad Armstrong. Brad listened to all "camps," looked at the numbers on the petitions, and helped make it happen.
This Week in Chester

The Chester Playhouse After School Program is back for another season. This is a wonderful way to get your budding thespian on the stage.Your child prodigy will be in the capable hands of tech director and set designer, the divine Mr Bob Elliott and his assistant Seth Cole. Also returning are our patrons of education and driving forces, George and Erin Gore as projections coordinator and producer.

All classes take place at the Wherehouse at the corner of Duke and Regent Streets in Chester. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday classes run from 3- 5:30pm. Thursday's class goes from 3- 4:30pm; Saturday's class is from 10- 11:30am.
Spaces are still available, but note that registration will close Friday, Sept 14th. For enrollment contact the most talented seamstress and organizer in the land, Erin Gore @ 275-5864 or the lovely and tireless Cynthia Myers, ASP's director and facilitator (902) 219-2139.
I want to bottle her energy and sell it.There is a fortune to be made here. Gimme.

Dame Judi Dench needs no introduction. This woman is a power house. Don't miss this screening.You owe it to yourself to be in one of those lovely Chester Playhouse chairs. Did you know those chairs came from the old Hyland theatre in Halifax? You can buy a seat plaque for a chair and have your name inscribed as a permanent supporter of the Playhouse.

Friday the Chester Seaside Farmer's Market is back at the Parade Square from 2-5 pm. I got some interesting pickles there last week from the meat and pie boys. There is every vegetable in the garden in the bottle. They call them "3 Day Pickles" as they take a full three days to make. A bargain at 5 bucks I thought and BTW they're delicious.

Saturday is the unveiling of "SEA BEYOND" at the Chester Post Office @ 11:00 am.  If you enjoy views of the sea, preservation of our heritage, and appreciate the value of unique handcrafted work, then you won't want to miss the unveiling of the new tree carving at the Chester Post Office. Wildlife Sculptor, Adam Connolly, has volunteered over 300 hours of his time to sculpt our old Elm tree (RIP). The Municipality of Chester want to publicly thank him for giving this tree a 'second life' to watch over the Village. Over the last weeks, a donation jar was set up at the Post Office to collect donations in appreciation of Adam's work with the proceeds going to the Municipality of Chester P.R.O. Kids Program. If you didn't have a chance to donate, it's not too late. Please come by for the unveiling to thank Adam, donate to P.R.O. Kids and enjoy cake & refreshments.  It will be a great opportunity to mingle with friends and admire the work of this world famous wood carver who happens to live on Tancook.  Who knows, you may even win a door prize.  Parking is available next door at the Chester Legion's upper parking lot.

On Monday the monarch butterflies are in town - a powerpoint presentation created and delivered by Roberta MacDonald at St. Stephen's Community Parish on Regent Street @ 6:30 pm.This is sponsored by the Chester Garden Club with refreshments to follow. New members welcome. There have been more orange wings in the 'hood than normal this year- go find out why.

On Tuesday there is a free Tai Chi beginners class at St. Stephen's Church Hall @ 64 Regent Street.This beginner class will start September 25 for 12 weeks. Classes are Tuesdays from 10 - noon at  Chester.  For cost/more info, call Sandy @ 275-3249.  Please note that continuing Tai Chi classes are held every Thursday from 10am-12pm at St. Stephen's Church.
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for the Chester Merchants Group