Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 17th, 2013 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release
  fishing cousins  

Recently I came across a couple of young cousins, fishing up a storm for squid on a glorious evening. The excitement, freedom and camaraderie reminded me of the simple pleasures one can have - right in your own backyard or off the government wharf. Summer is when that freedom is extended and your antics become the stories you recount in winter and for years to come.......shortening the 'distance' between family and friends.
This Week in Chester

Talking of memories, take a 'trip down Memory Lane in Plaid style'. "FOREVER PLAID" is opening on Wednesday 17th at the Chester Playhouse at 8pm. Featuring many '60s hits such as Moments to Remember and Love is a Many Splendored Thing....... Why not dress the part too? It runs through Saturday 8pm each evening with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday, and the same the week after.

Friday marks the 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHESTER CONNECTION TRAIL. Come meet the friendly staff from the Municipality of Chester Recreation Department at the Chester Visitor Information Centre at 10:00 am and enjoy a leisurely walk along a small section of the trail. Gord Tate will be available to give an intro to Geocaching and you will have a chance to win some prizes. All ages welcome. 

(If you're in to geocaching, and the idea of hidden treasures tickles your fancy, you may want to mark you calendar for the Chester Trust's upcoming Time Capsule project that will be launched on July 31st at their Garden Party........... Stay tuned. Info next week.)

To complement this blistering heat, on Friday night, "Lucky Dog Blues" are playing at the Fo'c'sle and Saturday night "Memphis Knights". Bands start at 9pm. Dance till you drop......

Saturday 20th heralds the return of the CHESTER GARDEN TOUR (RAIN OR SHINE) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Hosted by the Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce, this is a one day multi-destination, self guided tour of beautiful private gardens in and around Chester. Enjoy Niki Jabbour for a question and answer period, music, and a house tour. Advance tickets $30/person ($35 day of event) and includes a picnic lunch. For more info email - LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE.

On Sunday, 21st, The 351 Llewellyn Sea Cadets are fundraising for their trip to Chester, England in August 2013. So consider getting over to the Chester Legion for their Chinese Auction, Cold Plate Lunch and Bake table and give them your support. 10 - 3pm.

Sunday at 7pm, THE CHESTER BRASS BAND will be playing at the Chester Bandstand. For more info contact Evelyn Ernst at 634-4435.

Also on Sunday, make sure to get front row seats at the 8pm screening of 'Seducing Dr. Lewis' at the Playhouse in aid of Our Health Centre. Brought back by popular demand, it's a great film with lots of laughs as residents of a tiny fishing village scheme to secure a resident doctor. Sound familiar?! Dan Cox will host the evening as half his family is in the film, having been shot in his home town in Quebec.

sunset row
With the promise of more cooperative weather, the second PICNIC (and dancing) IN THE PARK is on Tuesday with "Makeshift" from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Lordly Park. Free admission. Bring your family, your picnic, and your dancing shoes. Donations for the band gratefully accepted. Sponsored by Premiere Self Storage. Raindate: Tuesday, August 27.  For cancellation notice go to   

Lots is going on at the Chester Art Centre: check out their website for more information on 'Intro to Playwriting Workshop' (July 19-24) with Griffin McInnes and 'Polymer Clay Figurative Workshop' (July 22-23) with Kate Church.

She won't do it herself, so I'm going to plug The Mecklenburgh Inn - home away from home, right in the heart of the Village. Wonderfully casual and cosy - if you've got troublesome guests that tend to overstay their welcome, let Suzi sort them out! Her breakfasts are so good that next time they consider a visit, you might find them booking in there first....!

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When was the last time you went to the Chester Golf Club for a meal? Treat yourself to the dining room with the best view in Chester, just a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of 'downtown'. There's always a glorious soak up the stunning sunset with cocktail in hand, eat to your heart's content and voila!, no dishes to do......

Have fun in this exceptional summer heat...... we'll be complaining of the cold again in no time!

The Other One
for the Chester Merchants Group