Archive for December, 2008|Monthly archive page

Emerys Tetu, Helping Guide People To Healthier Choices

In Health on December 14, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Could one conversation change your life?
When was the last time you talked with someone about your health and received the personal attention you deserve?

Enter Emrys Tetu health counselor…and we are lucky to have her here in Chester.

‘No one way of eating works for everyone. I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.’

Are you wanting to work on being more conscious of your health in the new year? Emrys has a great package to help motivate and get started. This is a great gift idea to share with family members. I am sure she has gift certificates too…better than getting a sweater you will never wear. Check out her Great Kitchen Clean Out to find out more.

Retail/Office Space For Rent in Chester CT

In For Rent on December 13, 2008 at 7:50 am

This is a lovely big space in the heart of Cheater Village. It has been my privilege to call it home for the last 12 years. If you are interested please contact me.
Size: 600 sq ft
Location: 4 Water Street Chester CT
Parking: Yes
Utilities: Included
Available: Jan. 1, 2009
contact me:

Chester Ct Holiday Stroll, Friday Dec. 5, 2008

In Art, Chester CT Events, Shopping on December 4, 2008 at 8:35 pm
Black & Gold Necklace by Dina Varano 27 Main St Chester

Black & Gold Necklace by Dina Varano 27 Main St Chester

Grab your hat, grab your coat and mittens too, join the Town of Chester CT, Chester Rotary Club all of the shops, galleries, and restaurants in the annual Holiday Stroll and Christmas Tree lighting. The fun really doesn’t stop there, you must drink a hot lemon and honey before the festivities begin…beautiful strong voices will be needed for the Christmas carol sing-a-long. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the Saint Lucia Girls, they will be walking around sharing treats I am sure will please. The boy Scouts are lighting the way with luminaries and The Garden Club is decorating municipal buildings and lampposts…what we would do without all of the wonderful volunteers.


Cummings & Good Calendar

Cummings & Good Calendar

Where: Chester Ct Town Center

What:   Holiday Stroll

When : Friday, December 5, 2009

Time:   5:00 – 8:00 PM

Tree Lighing @ 6:00 PM

Leif Nilsson Studio 1 Spring Street

Leif Nilsson Studio 1 Spring Street

Elizabeth Gourlay – The Color of Harmony

In Art, Near By Events on December 2, 2008 at 8:29 pm

picture-10Artist Reception

Saturday, December 6th

from 3 – 5pm

19 Main Street

Salisbury CT 06068


Elizabeth Gourlay is a Chester resident artist. Join her at the artist’s reception in Salisbury, CT.
There will be hors d’oeuvres provided by Lulu’s Southern Tidbits, wine from Salisbury Wines (which is right next door to The Gallery at Kinderhook Group)
You can find directions and visit the exhibition online at:

Take time to enjoy the scenic drive and do some holiday shopping in Salisbury/Lakeville. Try a bite at Chaiwalla for tea/dessert/lunch, they’re just a short walk from the art exhibition, set back from the road a bit at 1 Main Street.

River Tavern’s Jonathan Rapp in Business Week Magazine

In Restaurants on December 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Turning a Failing Restaurant Around

caption reads:

When Jonathan Rapp left his New York City restaurant to open a new one in rural Connecticut, he forgot to revise his strategy for new customers

photo by Michelle Parr Paulson

photo by Michelle Parr Paulson

Jonathan in the kitchen of River Tavern.

Rapp uses this converted 1955 Ford fire truck for his series of outdoor dinners at local farms. Photo by Michelle Parr Paulson
Rapp uses this converted 1955 Ford fire truck for his series of outdoor dinners at local farms. Photo by Michelle Parr Paulson

The truck they cook on for Dinners at the Farm

an excerpt from the article:

‘Revising the Recipe

I realized that I had had the equation backwards. I was making decisions based on what I wanted. I hadn’t been willing to make the compromises (as I saw it) sometimes necessary to create a broad coalition of customers—something absolutely crucial in a town with fewer people than the number that walked by Etats-Unis in a day. In our own minds, we were the best restaurant around—but the fact was, we weren’t connecting with our customers.’

Gallery Reception and Artist Talk

In Art, Near By Events on December 2, 2008 at 7:15 pm


Connie Pfeiffer loves to work with metal, especially copper.  Her background includes receiving her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where her focus was almost entirely on metal working.  These days, as a sculptor and installation artist, who teaches the metalsmithing program at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT, she uses metal as a starting point in her work, while experimenting with new or recycled materials. She is continually fascinated by the malleability of metal and appreciates the meditative quality evoked through hammering with its repetitive and rhythmic process. You can also visit her in her Chester studio and gallery. She also designs jewelry for sale online at Smashing Darling.