Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17th, 2012 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

Well, it was a bit nippy last weekend - OK it was a LOT nippy last weekend. However the tides have turned so we have a reprieve...for now. I went on a road trip to Lunenburg on Monday and the weather was spectacular.

Time to think about shopping local.The rental cars have all left town, most of the pink whale belts have migrated south, so it's just us kittens here in the Hamlet. Please make a point to support the village merchants and in fact, all things village related as income and volunteer efforts need to be generated and supported year round,  not just in July and August.
This Week in Chester

Tonight is the "Meet the Candidates" event at the Chester Legion @ 7 pm. Candidates from Districts 1,3 and 7 will be on hand to answer your questions and give their views on village issues. This event is sponsored by VOCTADA.

There is a free introduction to curling beginning tonight until Friday at the Chester Curling Club from 7-9 pm each night.  For more info, call Wendy 273-2106, Paul 275-4793 or email

Why not take the Tancook Ferry out to - where else - Tancook. Your ocean voyage starts at Water Street by the Rope Loft and for the bargain basement return price of $5.25 you can view Chester in all her autumnal splendour from your lounger on the deck and do a bit of hiking around the island upon arrival. This is perfect hiking weather, so pack up your paint box if you are artistically inclined, build yourself a sandwich, add wine, grab some friends and go. What are you waiting for?

Friday night the Fo'c'sle Pub has the Shawn Hebb Trio on stage starting at 9 pm. Shawn has a great repertoire of folk and contemporary tunes to entertain you throughout the evening, and hey, the food rocks !

Saturday : VOTE ! If you haven't voted on line, get yourself to the nearest polling station and do your civic duty. If you don't do this you are SO not allowed to bitch about village politics henceforth.

After you have marked your X, take the rug rats over to the Harvest Fest at Lordly Park, from 3- 9pm. Zombie tag, haunted house, ticket auction, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, face painting, games and fun for all ages. Rain date:  Sunday, October 21st.  For more info call 275-3826.

Sunday could be a foodie day. Brunch at the Rope Loft from 11-2pm, then a nap, a bit of football on the box, then over to Nicki's for the carvery from 5-8pm. Ahhh...the weekend in Chester.
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Come to Chester. Hop on your steed and get on down here, see the fall colours, visit our shops and take advantage of all we have to offer.

Coffee keeps me busy until it's acceptable to drink wine.
Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group