Wednesday, July 26, 2023

July 26th, 2023 Press Release!

 Chester Merchants Press Release


I think I saw Noah's ark on Route 3 today - or maybe it was an 18 wheeler.

The landscape is very different in Chester this week - there's more water than land.

Even the drive through has a marine element.

Tonight , Wednesday, there is a tennis tournament at the Chester Tennis Club at 6 pm with four South Shore clubs participating. It's not Wimbledon, but you don't have to get on a plane to see it. Free admission.

Get fired up at the Rope Loft this weekend ! 🔥 Buy a Caesar when you visit and fill out a ballot for a chance to win a Fire Pit from Mott’s Clamato. Double up for double entry. Contest ends Monday, July 31st.

What are you waiting for?

Going Coastal Fine Art and Furnishings offers a wide range of local arts, crafts, and decor, and showcases their in-store and custom-made furniture.

They feature several well-known Chester-based artists and artisans in their store. These include Kiln Art World-Class Fused Glass, artist Malcolm Callaway, Paula McDonald ceramics artist, and Rosi Robinson Batik Artist this summer.

The Chester Farmers and Artisans market is on Friday at the Old Railway Station, from 9 am - 12:30 pm. Rain or Shine. Local fresh produce, meat and fish, artisan baking, tasty meals, flowers and plants, handmade crafts, jewelry, and treats.

The Chester Playhouse continues their “Playhouse without Walls “ summer series.

They are featuring a musical event this weekend, Los Primos "Eclecticus".

This promises to be a super evening of Cuban Jazz with a twist!

Saturday night the Chester Yacht Club is throwing open the doors to all comers. Dance to the beat of our favourite local band "Dark and Stormy."

This Sunday the weekly Bandstand Series continues with the "Second Chances" Community Band.The show starts at 7 pm - unless there is another monsoon.

The Chester Art Centre is showcasing a solo exhibition by Ian McKinnon. Stop by and check it out.

Next Tuesday Picnic in the Park presents

Kevin’s Gypsy Minstrels sponsored by Chester Building Supplies from 6-8 pm.

Donations for the band greatly appreciated.

Jim Smith’s Fine Studio Pottery at 112 Water Street is holding an open house next weekend August 5th from 11-5pm and 6th from 12-5pm. I popped by there yesterday. There are some spectacular pieces going in the kiln today.

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Don’t tell secrets in the garden.

The potatoes have eyes, the corn has ears, and the beanstalk.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants' Group

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Chester Press Release June 28th, 2023

Chester Merchants Press Release

These boats could be seen in the Front Harbour last night before they disappeared in the fog.

Well, last month we prayed for rain and boy, did He deliver. It looks as if it is going to be a wet weekend.

Never mind. It's Canada Day !

Let's celebrate !

The Chester Farmers’ and Artisans Market happens every Friday at the Old Railway Station from 9am - 12:30 pm. Farm produce, baking, craft beer and spirits, artisanal crafts and food to go. Always a great spot to catch up on the local gossip.

The Chester Heritage Society is hosting a July 1st Garden Party at the Chester Train Station from 4 - 8 pm. Join in on all the family fun: bouncy houses; games; face painting; games of chance, food vendors, and lots of prizes. for further info.

Going Coastal Fine Art and Furnishings marks its tenth year in business at 41 Queen Street. The store offers a wide range of local arts, crafts and decor, and showcases their in-store and custom-made furniture.

Going Coastal is welcoming several well-known Chester-based artists and artisans this year: Kiln Art world class fused glass; artist Malcolm Callaway; Paula McDonald ceramics artist and Rosi Robinson batik artist.

Over 30 Nova Scotia-based artists will be featured.

If you're looking to add a touch of seaside style to your home or cottage, Going Coastal Fine Art and Furnishings have you covered with their selection of beautiful and unique furniture! Whether you're in a hurry or just looking for inspiration, peruse their selection of furniture. If you have a specific vision in mind or a unique space to fill, their custom-made options may be just what you need.

Malcolm Callaway

This Sunday kicks off the summer season for the Chester Bandstand Summer Concerts series starting at 7 to 8:30 pm, weather permitting.

The Chester Brass Band is celebrating their 150th year ! 

They will be headlining this Sunday.

"Picnic in the Park” has live music every sunny Tuesday at Lordly Park from 6 - 8pm. 

Rain date is Wednesday, then Thursday. Check for Event Cancellation. Free admission - donations for the band appreciated.

Next Tuesday is “Jamie’s Jungernauts” sponsored by Susan Diamond of Engel & Volkers.

Next Saturday, July 8th, is the "Playhouse Party," the Chester Playhouse's annual summer fundraiser.

This year’s festivities will be at the beautiful home of Ross and Stephanie McNeil on Hutchinson Drive. Catch up with friends and celebrate the summer, your Playhouse, and the much anticipated re-opening in August!

Enjoy live music, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and a wine & bar selection from Bishop’s Cellar in a gorgeous setting with a spectacular view.

You’ll also have an exclusive chance to bid on several very special auction packages and to win Playhouse raffle items.

Dial up the Playhouse now for your tickets 902-275-3933

At once intimate and interactive, "Every Brilliant Thing" is a touching, funny and uplifting performance that chronicles life's small joys and reveals the lengths to which we will go for those we love.

Tickets for the show are available online or by calling the Playhouse


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This squirrel is making the social media rounds I I think there might be an Oscar in his future.

Exercise makes you look better naked. So does wine. Your choice.

Happy Canada Day from all of us !

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants' Group