female seeks male companionship. I'm a very good girl who loves to
play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck,
hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the
fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I'll be
at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature
gave me.... Call and ask for Annie, I'll be waiting...."
See Annie at bottom...
This Week in Chester
yourselves, Malcolm Callaway is back in the writer/director's chair.
Next weekend is the opening - and closing - run of "Downton Abbey meets
Agatha Christie" at the Chester Playhouse from Thursday - Saturday evenings at 8pm. A
festive romp through Malcolm's warped mind. Get your tickets now
because they will sell out and you don't want to miss this. Do not bring
your children as they will begin to question your state of mind.
275-3933 for tickets.
Paula still has a few spaces left for the Gingerbread Ornament Painting workshop. On December 7th there will be two workshops: morning: 10am-1pm / afternoon 2-5 pm. You
will decorate bisque fired, glazed pieces: three pieces are included
for the workshop fee of $25; extra pieces may be purchased. Finished
work to be picked up on Dec 14th. Class size 6-8. Pre-registration is required. The studio space is not suitable for children. To register, call Amicus Gallery 275-2496 or email email@example.com.
Light My Fire Studio at 59 Duke Street will be hosting workshops to decorate your own wax Gingerbread/Christmas tree ornaments next weekend Saturday, December 7th. Workshops begin @ 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Ornaments are $10.00 each. For more info dial up the luminous Bill @ 275-5800.
night Chester Playhouse offers up three of the country's most giving
performers as they combine their talents to create a night of original
music with a dash of Christmas jingle thrown in for good measure. Mixing
the sounds of soul, pop, folk and jazz with some of the most timeless
holiday classics, Erin Costelo, Coco Love Alcorn and Ian Sherwood form a
band that will get your mistletoe tapping!
Also on Friday evening the Fo'c'sle Pub
has the band FOG on stage. No, not the July fog we know, but a 70's
cover tune band that will bring a smile to your face. Grab the missus
and head on over there. Shane might even give you a preview of his
Downton Abbey role.
Saturday is the opening bash of the Gingerbread Festival. All those delectable houses will be on display at the Chester Arts Centre's
"Enchanted Forest" @ 60 Queen Street. While they will have all been
judged by that time, you may vote for the "People's Choice" award and be
eligible for a prize draw. The Arts Centre will be open for house
viewing this weekend and next, and on weekdays by appointment. There are
16 entries so please stop by and see these fabulous creations.
Saturday evening is the Gingerbread Festival tree lighting at the Chester Train Station. An action packed event kicking off at 6 pm
sharp with the arrival of Santa on a ruby red fire truck, hot chocolate
and cookies, a giant gingerbread man, carol singing and kazoos. Yes.
Kazoos. You'll have to show up to see what that's all about. Our friends
from NSPC will be there to exchange your present power - sucking tree
lights for some LED gently drawing gems. Bring 2 strings and they will
give you 1 in return. Bring your recent power bill. Maybe they can cut
that in half too.
The Gingerbreads also have a Lincoln toy train
magical Christmas window display at the Mecklenburgh Inn at 80 Queen
Street. A lot of drinks went into this, so come by and take a look. Designed and built by Rhubarb Home Design. If you want your home decorated for the holidays or are looking for some home improvement design ideas, look no further.
Why not roll into the Fo'c'sle for Sunday Brunch from 11- 3pm. A bit of hair of the dog. $1.50 off Absolute caesars. Absolutely !
Monday the Blood Donor Clinic is back in the village at the Chester Legion from 1- 3 pm and again from 5-8pm. For more info call 1-888-236-6283. Roll up your sleeve.
Monday night the Chester Brass Band hits the stage @ 7:30
at the Bonny Lea School. They are presenting "Christmas at Home"
featuring Kathleen Hamm, Ernie Rafuse and Joyce Semone. $15 (cider,
cookies and Santa too!). Door prize from Pete's Frootique ... Bananas
for all! There will be a raffle on a gift basket from Taste of Nova
Scotia. For tickets/info call 275-5622 Ext 221. The bass trombone player
is excellent !
Annie's keepers at the SPCA received hundreds of calls
Air Canada telephone customer: "I'd like to book a flight to Toronto." AC Rep: "Fine. Where are you now?" AC customer: "In my kitchen."
Remembrance Day ceremony was a corker and the weather cooperated. The
parade square was packed, there was a "fly by" by an old fighter plane
and the band played on. It was epic.
It's Gingerbread time again !
The Festival kicks off in just over 2 weeks. There are several
divisions for the gingerbread house entries and each winning entry will
win a $150 prize thanks to our generous sponsors. Blow the cobwebs out
of the oven and get busy.
This Week in Chester
Tonight is Big Pitcher Wednesday at the Foc's'le Pub. 3 clams off a pitcher of beer to go with your pasta of choice which is the special of the day. Bring the family.
Thursday night @ 7:30pm the Chester Playhouse
presents it's Maggie Smith film series with "Suddenly Last Summer."
Maggie plays Mrs. Venerable who wants her niece institutionalized to
hide her family secret. Natasha Richardson plays Catherine Holly who
witnessed the gory death of her cousin Sebastian and has not recovered
from this and the events leading up to this. Rob Lowe plays the
psychiatrist who is here to evaluate and institutionalize Catherine.
Remember Nicki's is open from Thursday to Sunday every week until December 8th. Get your little piece of heaven before she is lathering up with the stallions on Somebeachsomewhere.
Friday night the Klunkers take the stage at the Fo'c'sle Pub. This is a fun group with a combination of folk and blues.
night there is dinner theatre at the Legion. Doors open @5:30 pm,
dinner@ 6:30 pm. That's late for the Legion - they are usually washing
up by then. The Accidental Actors will be performing "Nick's Place" a
play depicting 1930's prohibition days.Tickets may be purchased at
Scotiabank or by calling Gerri 275-3817. Monies raised will help enhance
lives of the residents of Shoreham Village.
This Sunday from
1:30 - 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.
the Chester Garden Club is meeting at St. Stephen's Hall @ 6:30 for 7:00
pm. Topic: Streptocarpus: a rainbow of colour - an interesting plant
grown and explained by our own Edward Rafuse.
A BIG congratulations to "Swingology" and our very own Tom and Cynthia Myers for winning Music Nova Scotia's Jazz recording of the Year ! Yeahhhhh !
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
Hallowe'en was a bit of a disappointment. I have enough chocolate left
over to last until Easter. It could all be melted down to make a bunny.
I'm getting ahead of myself in the spectrum of seasons. Gingerbread
Season is imminent.The Gingerbreads are still looking for indoor/outdoor
lights, outdoor extension cords and flood lights to be borrowed or
donated to the sugar cause. You may drop off your offering on the porch at the Mecklenburgh Inn @ 78 Queen Street next to the Post Office.
clocks went back last weekend: WHY do I never remember this? I blew an
extra hour of feather fun by launching out of the bunk too early.
This Week in Chester
Coastal" on Queen Street is the new kid on the block. Lovely artwork
adorns the walls and some beautifully crafted wood pieces from tables to
kitchen islands await you.
Don't forget every Tuesday is trivia night at the Fo'c'sle Pub.
Assemble some friends and repair to the pub for their half price burger
special. The competition is fierce so brush up on your trivia. No
Friday night SWIG takes the stage at the
Fo'c'sle. Mark and Sara will delight you with their music selections.
"Singing along is not only encouraged, it's expected." (That's what
their biz card says.)
Friday evening also has the Season 4 premiere of "Haven" on Showcase @ 8 pm. Break out the popcorn and beer, pull the lever on the la-z-boy and settle in.
Saturday night @ 7:30 pm the Chester Playhouse
presents "Jake's Gift," a surprisingly funny drama that tells the
story of a Canadian WW2 veteran who reluctantly returns to Normandy,
France, for the 60th Anniversary D-Day. While roaming the shores of Juno
Beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious ten year old from the
local village whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old
soldier to confront some long ignored ghosts.
Sunday morning the Kiwi Café
has the Jazzettes spicing up your daily chai habit from 11am - 1pm.
Stop by for brunch and listen to the effervescent Cynthia Myers and her
Once you've fueled up on eggs benny head over to
Western Shore @ 1:30 for 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
1860's. Adults/ $10, children under 12/ $5 and children under 6 free.
All proceeds for a new roof on the Chester Train Station. By reservation
Monday is Remembrance Day. Plan to be at the
Cenotaph @ 11 am to remember those who sacrificed their lives. This is a
very important and moving ceremony. Please join us.
How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign?