Lark Pays it Forward

In Chester Business, Chester CT Events, Market on June 17, 2015 at 7:01 pm


Lark smash aaLark at 4 Water Street is celebrating one year in business by hosting a “Summer Market Smash,” a collaborative art effort in grateful response to the village of Chester and countless customers who have made Lark’s first year so amazing. 

On Sunday, June 28,  during the Chester Sunday Market, 100s of people stopped by Lark to “leave their mark” on a paint canvas. By the end of the day there were four colorful paintings, created by all of you, which are being displayed at Lark until the end of July.

During July leave your silent auction bid at Lark for one or all of the paintings. Four Chester nonprofits – the Chester Food Pantry, the Chester Historical Society, the Chester Hose Company and the Friends of Chester Library – will benefit from the collaborative creativity. Here are two of the four paintings – check out the others at Lark!



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Pay it forward with Lark! Send those bids sky high!

Lark is at 4 Water St.

Chester Sunday Market – Open for the Summer

In Chester CT Events, Market on June 17, 2015 at 9:16 am

chester market 4Excitement is building! The Chester Sunday Market opens for the year on Sunday, June 14, and closes on Oct. 11.

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In the words of the organizers: The philosophy of the Chester Sunday Market is to bring the community together with local products and to have a good time doing it. It is a weekly town-wide farmers’ market that brings our community together. We invite local vendors to sell produce, meats, cheeses, breads and so much more.  Our goal is to stay local so we can help the smaller farmers in the area. Having all these amazing vendors join us in our lovely little town is a great way to promote our community and see each other. Main Street is closed off for the market giving the patrons the freedom to walk about town. Music is provided along with a bistro area so you can sit and have a cup of coffee or a slice of pizza.    

Information about this year’s vendors is here.

Market hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More information about the Chester Sunday Market at: and

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Chester Museum at The Mill tells Chester’s story

In History, News on June 17, 2015 at 8:28 am

Chester Museum at The Mill - spring 2014 for webThe Chester Museum at The Mill opens for its sixth year on Saturday, May 31. Owned and operated by the Chester Historical Society since 2000, the museum is located on the historic 1850s Griswold Mill site, overlooking a waterfall and the Pattaconk Brook, just steps from the town center. The mill site was once used to produce anchors, wagon springs and augers.

Two exhibits, filling the two floors of the museum, tell the story of the life, development and growth of Chester, since it was first home to the Wagunk Indians.

New this year is the first floor exhibit, “Pastimes in Past Times: Chester at Play,” curated by Keith Dauer and Sandy Senior-Dauer. From dolls and blocks to Lotto and Erector Sets, the exhibit focuses on the ways Chester families spent their leisure time indoors, as well as outdoors with baseball games and winter sports such as sledding and skating. The exhibit includes an interactive section of toys and games for children of all ages.

On the second floor of the museum (reachable by elevator as well as stairs) is the permanent award-winning exhibit, “Streams of Change: Life & Industry along the Pattaconk,” which interprets the growth and evolution of Chester and how the town adapted over three hundred years. Of special interest this year is a piece of the 1913 trolley track unearthed from under Main Street last December and the story of how it was found.

Outside, the entrance area is being completely re-landscaped with native plantings. Two historic millstones, probably the oldest Chester artifacts, will flank the front door. These enhancements were made possible through a grant from the Community Fund of Middlesex County and are being done by Chris Lawrie of Landscape Specialties.

The Chester Museum at The Mill is open to the public for self-guided tours on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through the end of October. It is air-conditioned as well as handicapped accessible. Admission is free. More information at or


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