Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 30th, 2013 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release


Well, it's Hump Day. We made it. It's also Gremlin week. That pumpkin that you so lovingly carved  -  gone. You will find it's remnants at a lower altitude.

Happy Hallows' Eve to all you ghosts. Boo.

Great news ! Our HAVEN friends made the People's Choice Awards Nominee Selections List for Favorite Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Show. Voting for the short list closes TOMORROW. You may vote multiple times.
Let's ensure Haven is back next year  - Vote  HERE.
This Week in Chester

Friday nights here in the Hamlet are action packed these days with Spain, Italy and Nova Scotia all in the mix this weekend. Read on....

Friday night at 7:30 pm the Chester Playhouse presents Maria Osende with an evening of stunning flamenco dance. Maria's emotional and sultry performances leave audiences breathless and craving more. "From Spain with love" brings the essence of flamenco dance from Spain to Canada, featuring Maria Osende, Miguel Tellez, Caridad Vega and Jose Vega.This thrilling dance-theatre production is full of passion, humour and drama.

The Rope Loft  has an Italian menu on their chalkboard upstairs Friday evening. Minestrone zuppa, antipasto, pasta al dente, chicken parmigiano and gelato to finish.
Tom and Cynthia Myers will be there to entertain and you may purchase your Italian moustache alla porta. Magnifico! This is a fundraiser for local children in need. You may reserve by calling the Signora @ 275-3430. The downstairs menu is regular fare.

The Nova Scotian flavour tonight is on stage at the Fo'c'sle Pub @ 9pm. Darren Arsenault is in town to put you in the dancing mood. Get there early and order up an evening delight from the menu. I saw a waitress buckling under the weight of the Friday night rib special.

The annual Lighthouse Food bank Fundraiser will be held downstairs at the Chester Legion Saturday from 10 am onwards. Chinese Auction, 50/50 draws, prize draws and live music starting 4 pm until close. Cover charge $5 at the door from 4pm. All proceeds go to the Food bank.

This Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm there will be a 2 hour guided walking tour of the west side of the Gold River Gold Mines, part of the Nova Scotia Gold Rush of the 1860s.  Adults $10 and Children (under 12 years) $5 and Children under 6 years are free.  All proceeds for a new roof on the Chester Train Station. By reservation only @ 275-3718. 

Sunday is a day of couch time and eating ! Sunday brunch at the Fo'c'sle, all you can eat brunch at the Rope Loft and the pasture on your plate at Nicki's from 5-8pm.
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The Chester Gingerbread Festival is just around the corner. Blow the dust off your oven mitts and start baking. Here's a uTube to show you how.
Registration forms must be received by November 24th and entries must be delivered to the Chester Arts Centre @ 60 Queen Street on November 27th or 28th. Details can be found on Face Book "Gingerbread Festival,Chester NS" or @ Chester Arts Centre.

The Gingerbread Festival committee is asking if you might loan or donate tree lights, flood lights, extension chords or lighting timers to use for the Christmas tree lighting at the Train Station November 30th. Please send your email to or call 275-4638 if you can help.

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

Suzi Fraser
for the Chester Merchants Group