Tuesday, December 28, 2021

December 15th, 2021 Press Release!


Chester Merchants Press Release

Our annual Merchants Christmas festival was a huge success ! Willis the Present and Norma the Pig were the highlight of the pet parade.
Well, it seems the Grinch has come our way again in the form of Omicron.
A bit of Déjà Vu.
All the more reason to get out and support local !

Just a reminder that we are a year round destination.

The Village Emporium is open regular hours until last man standing at 2pm Christmas Eve. They will reopen January 13th, Thursday to Sundays.
They would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Chester’s own Teresa Bergen has some fabulous pieces in her studio at 117 Highway 14 (close to Oceanview Garden Centre.)
This is not just pottery - this is fine art at an exceptional level.
Teresa's work is part of the AGNS permanent collection as well as private collections around the world including the USA, Japan, Australia, Germany and Singapore. She has exhibited across Canada, in Los Angeles, Pittsburg and Chicago. Open by chance or appointment. Please call ahead. 902.299.0640
The Chester Playhouse has their final event of the year this Sunday.
Reeny Smith's Family Christmas is one holiday event that you will not want to miss. This incredibly talented R&B/Gospel performer, and her equally talented family, are sure to get you into the spirit of the season! Tickets are $40 per person, and can be booked online or at the box office at (902) 275-3933.
The Fo’c’sle Village Pub in the heart of Chester is hosting a special New Year’s Eve dinner. They will be offering their regular menu plus some special items that evening. Reservations available from 4pm by calling 902-275-1408.

The Rope Loft crew would like to wish you Happy Holidays ! Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and happiness throughout the coming year!

Bunch Fraser design
Had enough of the family over the Holidays? Check Inn to the Mecklenburgh.
Open all winter.

Holiday eating tips:

* Carrot sticks: Avoid them. Anyone who puts raw carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.
* Drink as much eggnog as you can. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. Drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip?
* If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.
* As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.
* Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January. This is the time for long naps.
* Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

Why do eggs Benedict and hubcaps have such an affinity for each other at this time of year?

"Nothing says Christmas like Chrome for the Hollandaise ..."

Wishing you and your family all the best of the season and a very Happy New Year.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group
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