Wednesday, December 14, 2022

December 14th, 2022 Press Release!


Chester Merchants Press Release

Our Chester Village Christmas weekend was a huge success despite the North Pole climate we experienced on the Saturday. Families came out in droves and everyone was sporting an elf name. My favourite was Pee Wee Sugar Waffles. A huge shout out to the sponsors and volunteers that made this event happen.
The annual pet parade was a highlight.

The "Festival of Trees" had over 500 visitors !
Less than two weeks left till we can put the bunny slippers on and relax.
Until then, it's all go go Go !
Congratulations to Andrew Chandler, executive director of the Chester Playhouse. Andrew has navigated the Playhouse through an extremely challenging time and has done it all with determination and a huge smile.
Thank you Andrew !
Flowers are always a delight - at any time of year. Dial up Robin to order yours.
Rob Philip photo
Trivia is held at Chester's Cafe and Social House every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8pm. Erin will be starting up again January 3rd.
Rob Philip photo
Entering the Village Emporium past the gems and the alpaca mittens, past the books, baby blankets and such, down a step or two, take a left, and behold - the best of suttles which is Swallowtail Bunting Company Christmas decor.

The Bahamas has come north ... to Western Shore.

242 Bahama Mama Delicacies opened yesterday in Western Shore !

The Mecklenburgh Inn offers gift certificates when a pair of socks
just won't do.
Teresa Bergen is known around the world but is our best kept secret.
Stop by her studio and see what's fresh out of the kiln. # 117, Highway 14 just past Oceanview Nurseries.
I happened upon this video for United Way Halifax. I think it sums up our current situation very well. Please find it in your heart to donate to those in need, not just at Christmas, but year round. The need never goes away.

You are getting this joke again, because everyone I asked - didn't get it...

We are now firmly parked in the middle of flu and cold season.
Women just soldier on, while the men ... well, men, they get a


When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys 
as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the pre-Christmas 

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed 
Santa even more. When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three 
of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and 
were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the 
toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered. So, frustrated, 
Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he 
went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and 
hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider 
jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen 
floor.He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw 
off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, 
yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas 
tree. The angel said very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this 
a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to 
stick it?"

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

The Chester Merchants wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season. All the best to you and yours.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group