Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sept. 25th, 2019 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

                                             Pud on the bench at Flowers Flowers                                                                                                                                                                          

As we have bid farewell to the dog days of summer, let's say hello to the feline days of autumn!! Ok, I know that is not a thing...but I love the photograph!! 

Did you know that to the Greeks and Romans, the "dog days" occurred around the day when Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July. They referred to these days as the hottest time of the year, a period that could bring fever, or even catastrophe....see there is a 'cat' reference!!

Moving swiftly along.....

This Week in Chester 

This Thursday, the White Gate Restaurant at 28 Pleasant Street, is holding their last culinary event of the season. Five courses from the land and sea, $75 per person, and an optional wine pairing available on the evening. 

Doors open and 6:00 and dinner commences at 7:00 pm. 
As of this release there are still a few spaces available, so call on 902.275.4400.
Check out White Gate on the web: or Facebook and Instagram

My Time Square Quilt Group meets twice a month the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at the Chester Baptist Church, 84 King Street from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.  They welcome all newcomers...with or without quilting experience, so pop along and get your quilt on!!  
For more info call Sharon 902-980-0345.

CHESTER FARMERS' & ARTISANS MARKET is open EVERY FRIDAY at the Old Railway Station, 20 Smith Road, Chester till October 4, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Rain or Shine.  

It's Prime Rib night at the Rope Loft this Friday from 5pm onward. 

Friday night live music with Trevor Pike - Easy Listening Hits on stage at 8 pm. 
Book a sleep-over at the Mecklenburgh InnClick to book. 

Prime Rib - Live Music - Beauty Sleep - what good be better!! 

Tuesdays are packed this autumn.....

Bingo every Tuesday at the Chester Legion starting 7:00 pm.  All welcome.  For more info call the Legion 902-275-3315.

And Tuesday Trivia night is back at the Fo'c'sle ! Sharpen your pencils and sharpen your trivia!!And of course grab a great burger while you are at Tuesday night is Burger night.


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On a final note....
For those of you who are folding your Chester tents in preparation for the trek to warmer, more temperate climes over the winter months, as you empty out your kitchen, don't forget about the Lighthouse Foodbank, located in the village at 101 Valley Road. 

Check out their Facebook page     

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September 18th, 2019 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

                                             Full moon rising over the harbour last weekend                                                                                                                                                                            

Fall is just around the corner.  
It felt very autumnal at the Golf Club yesterday.
Blowing dogs off chains it was.   
 Join us here in Chester before summer packs it in.


This Week in Chester 

This is the last weekend of the summer! Stop by the Rope Loft this week for some fresh lobster with a side of icy cold Pumpkin ale on tap.

It's Prime Rib night at the Rope Loft this Friday from 5pm onward.
Blues musician Morgan Davis is on stage at 8 pm.
Morgan moved to Nova Scotia in 2000 and chose the "Merry Times as my home."
For 45 years Davis has been on the road traveling across Canada, the U S and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour.

Last Friday at the Rope Loft ...

Saturday is the 12th Annual Fo'c'sle Golf Tournament for PRO Kids at the Chester Golf Club at 3 pm. There will be prizes !  $40 / person entry fee.  Ages 19 & over. Shotgun start.  Scramble format.  Ceremony and snacks at the Fo'c'sle after the game. Sign up at the Fo'c'sle or by emailing:  or call Leeona a@ 902-277-0004.

The Chester Playhouse presents ... Laura Smith at 7:30 pm Saturday night. Laura is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter. She is best known for 1995 single "Shade of Your Love", one of the year's biggest hits on adult contemporary radio stations in Canada, and for her adaptation of the Scottish folk song "My Bonnie Lies over the ocean."  For more info/tickets, call 902-275-3933

Later Saturday night head over to the Legion and dance to the tunes of  "3 AM"  kicking off at 9 pm for members and guests 19 years and older.  For more info call 902-275-3315.

Tuesday Trivia night is back at the Fo'c'sle ! Put it on your calendar.

  Last dip of the summer by chalk artist David Zinn

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A story from our UK neighbours ...
My wife and I were traveling by car from Liverpool to Shetland, after almost seven hours on the road, we were too tired to continue, and decided to take an hotel room in Dundee. But, we only planned to sleep overnight and then get back on the road. When we checked out next morning, the desk clerk handed us a bill for £250.00.

I explode and demanded to know why the charge was so high. I told the clerk although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't worth £250.00 for just an overnight stop without even breakfast. The clerk told me that £250.00 is the 'standard rate' so I insisted on speaking to the Manager...

The Manager appeared, listened to me, and then explained that the hotel had an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre that they were available for us to use. 'But we didn't use them," I said. ''Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager..
He went on to explain that we could also have taken in one of the in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous. "We have the best entertainers from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen performing here," the Manager said...

"But we didn't go to any of those shows," I said. "Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied...

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, I replied, "But we didn't use it!"

The Manager is unmoved, and eventually I gave up and agreed to pay...

I wrote a cheque and gave it to the Manager...

The Manager was surprised when he looked at the cheque. "But sir, this cheque is only made out for £50.00." ''That's correct. I charged you £200.00 for sleeping with my wife," I replied...

"But I didn't!" exclaims the Manager...

I said, "Well, too bad, she was here, and you could have"...

Suzi Fraser
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sept. 11th, 2019 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

                                                                                               Nicolas Lewin photos                                               

Well, that was fun. NOT.

Who invited Dorian to the party ?

Come to Chester this week. We have power !


This Week in Chester 

The Chester Farmers and Artisans Market is on this Friday at the Old Railway Station from 9 - 1pm  rain or shine. Local fresh produce, meat and fish, artisan baking, tasty meals, flowers and plants, handmade crafts, jewelry and treats. 

There is live music Friday night at the Rope Loft kicking off at 8 pm. 
Kevin Koloff is on stage with 60's and 70's all the songs you know by heart !

Saturday night the Chester Playhouse presents Garret Mason ( Dutchy's boy ) and Richard MacDonald and friends for an evening of the Blues at 7:30pm. 902-275-3933 for tickets.

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"Happy Federal Election Campaign Kickoff Day. Watch your favourite old attack ads tonight to get into the spirit. "  22 Minutes

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September 4th, 2019 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

                                                                                                  Jim Barkhouse photo                                                     

It's still summer.
Wear white, drink rosé, bathe in a G&T.  
We are still in our Bermuda shorts here in the hamlet.
The weather is perfect ... except for the random hurricane.
                                                                      Come join us for a jar and celebrate the rest of summer.

This Week in Chester 

The Chester Farmers and Artisans Market is on this Friday at the Old Railway Station from 9 - 1pm  rain or shine. Local fresh produce, meat and fish, artisan baking, tasty meals, flowers and plants, handmade crafts, jewelry and treats.

There is live music Friday night at the Rope Loft kicking off at 8 pm.
Jamie Junger, a village favourite, is on stage with songs you know by heart.

This Saturday night the Chester Playhouse presents Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys at 7:30 pm.

Spotted on Union Street yesterday morning...

Next Tuesday's Picnic in the Park features the Hodge Podge Musical Harvest from 5 - 7pm.
There is something for absolutely everyone here. Don't miss out !

The line up includes: Ellie Nightingale; Lori Davis and Peter Parsons; Glenda Penell; LeeAnn Webb and friends; the Palais Boys; Barry Taylor, and the Dark and Stormy band.

The evening is sponsored by Access Storage. Meals are generously provided for the musicians by the Stretch Diner.

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Slept like a log last night ...woke up in the fireplace.

Suzi Fraser
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