Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 18th, 2015 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release


All your fabulous gingerbread creations must be delivered to the Mecklenburgh Inn, 78 Queen Street between 4 and 6 pm this Thursday. That's tomorrow [Bunch]. The Gingerbread Houses will be on display at various merchants' from Friday until December 20th.

This Week in Chester

Bring out your Patrick Chan and get over to the Eleanor Pew Arena - skating times are Mondays AND Thursdays from 10am - 11a.m. Everyone is welcome!  For the small sum of $3.50 you can enjoy an hour of adult skating at the rink with some musical classics you thought you would never,ever, hear again. Bring a friend because if there are too few people this year they will stop the program.

In breaking news from the Chester Merchants "Shop Chester" campaign ... they have a winning gift basket this year with a whopping value of $1800! They will have boxes in 26 participating merchants around the village and beyond. Shop Chester and enter to win this basket of joy. The campaign kicks off this Friday and runs until December 20th.

Going Coastal on Queen Street is having a month long Christmas show and sale with a great selection of local and handmade paintings, prints, home decor, tree ornaments, furniture, cards and giftware.
They will be open Wednesday - Sunday 11- 4pm and they will stay open till Sunday, December  20th. They are serving festive treats every Saturday from 1-4pm.
This Friday at 7:30 pm the Chester Playhouse presents "The Judgment of Paris." This performance follows the lives of two very different French composers, Claude Debussy and his once-follower Maurice Ravel in the midst of the oncoming Great War, as they compete for the love of their (personified) city. In a show that combines cabaret, history, and story-telling there is a feature in the music which contains a few original pieces written by the cast, which includes Patricia O'Callaghan, Bryce Kulak, Kevin Fox, Lori Gemmell and CBC's own Tom Allen.

Saturday is the annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Stephen's Hall at 54 Regent Street starting at 11 am. Lunch will be served from 11:30 - 1 pm. Enjoy a variety of soups, rolls, dessert and tea/coffee. Adults $8, Children (5-10 years) $5 and under 5 years are free. There will be a bake table, wreaths, books and Christmas items. For more info email:

From there you can roll on down the street  to the Baptist Church and catch the Kohl Canon Supper from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Kohl Canon, baked beans, ham and pie for dessert. Adults $12, Children 12 and under are $6.

Saturday night Short Notice will be playing at the Chester Legion for everyone 19 years and older starting 9 pm.

Sunday has the Chester Farmers' and Artisan Christmas Market at the Chester Legion from 11 am - 3 pm. Looking for something extra special for your Christmas gift giving? They have handcrafted wood and woolen products, jewelry, jams & jellies, seaweed soap, candies & candles, fresh bread, meats & seafood for Christmas dining, and more! Hot food and drink available.

Next Monday there is a Local Refugee Sponsorship Public Information Session at 7pm at St Stephen's Hall.
Moved by the crises in countries such as Syria, The Starfish Refugee Project has begun investigating local sponsorship of two refugee families. Comprised of residents and groups in the Chester area from East River to Western Shore, the plan is to raise at least $40,000 to begin the sponsorship process. $11,000 has already been raised.
The public gathering on Monday aims to inform and inspire. It is not enough to simply raise money. It takes a passionate, committed community to help make this a successful sponsorship. The organizers hope for a large turnout, where the story behind the "Starfish" name will be revealed.
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Suzi Fraser
for the Chester Merchants Group
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