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.
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 FRIDAYat 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. .
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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
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...
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"...
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.
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.