Wednesday, September 22, 2021

September 22nd, 2021 Press Release!


Chester Merchants Press Release

Today is the first day of autumn.
Summer. Officially over.


The Chester Art Centre is showcasing hooked rugs from Big Tancook Island. Hetty Van Gurp is a rug hooker, teacher and writer who lives on the island. Hetty was born in Holland and immigrated to Canada in with her family in 1953 at the age of three. She has received several awards including the Order of Nova Scotia and a Doctorate of Civil Law from Saint Mary’s University. Hetty still teaches part-time at the Big Tancook Elementary School – one of the last one-room schools in Canada with a current enrollment of 8.
Celebrate fall at the Rope Loft with Nine Locks Harvest Pumpkin, Bulwark Cider, and year round favourites from Chester’s own Tanner & Co. Brewing.

New on Thursday’s: Join us for Seafood Bake (lunch time exclusive) and Peel n’ Eat Shrimp Night (starting at 5 pm).

Rope Loft Hours:
Monday (Burger): 11:30-8
Tuesday (Taco): 11:30-8
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday (Shrimp Night): 11:30-8
Friday (Prime Rib): 11:30-8
Saturday (Chef’s Choice): 11:30-8
Sunday (Chef’s Choice): 11:30-8

The Rope Loft will be temporarily closed on a October 18, 19 & 20th.

The deck is still open, but it’s slowly getting cooler. Bring a sweater or blanket just in case.
White Gate Restaurant is showin’ the love this Saturday, September 25th, from 1– 5pm. This is BooBoo’s Southern Secret BBQ last pop up of the 2021 season. BooBoo’s signature combo’s will be available as well as the popular ‘build your own’ feature, for either pre-order or walk up on the day. Come for the ribs and stay for the love!!

For pre-ordering email or call and leave a message @ 902.275.4400

Next Tuesday, September 28th, the Chester Playhouse presents “In Conversation with author Donna Morrissey”. You are invited to join award-winning author Donna Morrissey in conversation with Liz Crocker discussing her new memoir "Pluck". This event is at 7pm at the Chester Baptist Church. Tickets are $10 each,

General admission, available online or via phone at (902) 275-3933. COVID Protocols in place.

Saturday, October 2nd the Chester Playhouse presents “Twin Flames” live in concert. Multi-award winning Indigenous folk artists Twin Flames bring their incredible live show to the Chester Legion at 7:30 pm. Using unique sounds, Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments with synthesizing harmonies, you will be entranced from the first note.
Tickets are $34 per person, reserved seating available online.
For bubbles' discounts please call (902) 275-3933. COVID Protocols in place.

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there would be a shortage of sand." - Milton Friedman

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

September 8th, 2021 Press Release!


Chester Merchants Press Release

Ahhh, Fall.
The house guests have packed up, the water wings have been deflated and the spiders have taken over the BBQ.

Time to regroup, relax and rewind.   

The Captain’s House Gallery at 33 Central Street presents their September exhibition “A Calendar of Dolls.”
You will be transported into the diminutive and detailed world of collector dolls created by Halifax textile artist Joan Doherty. The gallery is open Wednesday- Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm and the show runs until October 2nd.

The Farmers' and Artisans Market is open Friday at the Old Railway Station, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Rain or Shine. Local fresh produce, meat and fish, artisan baking, tasty meals, flowers and plants, handmade crafts, jewelry, and treats.
Come visit the Chester Art Centre this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm to see artists working and creating. Try your hands at creating something three dimensional and watch art in motion. From Chippie Kennedy working with a live model to Marla Benton welcoming you to play with clay, to Halifax Circus wowing you with their full aerial rig. All ages will find something to enjoy and it is free! Covid capacity is 250, the entrance will be at Art Centre parking lot and the exit will be out the side yard where you will find Imperfections Café with their BBQ fired up and ready.

This Sunday 7 pm at Lordly Park there will be a presentation called “Troubling Joy” by the North Barn Theatre. Troubling Joy is a lively circus featuring a cast of puppets who discover the pleasure of change. North Barn uses puppetry, moving image, and song to investigate the promise of happiness and its illusions. The show will appeal to the senses of all ages. Admission by donation.

Next Tuesday Picnic in the Park presents “Cut, Split and Delivered” a local favourite, at Lordly Park from 5-7pm. Rain date Wednesday.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group