Archive for July, 2009|Monthly archive page

The Cupcake Truck

In Market, Near By Events on July 31, 2009 at 4:41 pm

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I got this little tidbit from the e list, New Haven’s famous Cupcake Truck will make a guest appearance at the Lyme Farmer’s Market this Saturday morning, August 1st. They have salted caramel cupcakes … wow. Check out the menu … and click on the extra toppings link.

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Click Here to find out where the truck will be parked next. Keep The Cupcake Truck in mind if you ever need it for a party, more info on that idea here.

There are lots more tidbits like this one on the e list. make sure you get yourself signed up to the newsletter.

The Recycle House

In Interesting Bits on July 28, 2009 at 8:20 am


The Recycle House
Located at 6 Spring Street
Chester Ct.


Sign says:
The renovation of this house is as much as possible being done with donated materials that are being recycled.
The listed names are a sincere thank you to all who have so generously contributed to this endeavour.




I might have to see if they need curtains or something.

Chester Drum Circle

In Chester CT Events, Music on July 24, 2009 at 8:00 am

The Small Town Concert Series is hosting another awesome event. This one will be held at the Meeting house on the Chester town green.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Chester Meeting House,Gazebo
4 Liberty Street
Phone: 860.964.0112

Community Drum Circle, informal, all welcome, bring your own drums, percussion. Will discuss possibility of a regular drum circle in Chester. Please RSVP by sending an email.

Cummings & Good and what they have been up to…

In Art, Chester Business, Graphic design on July 23, 2009 at 8:36 am

I wanted to highlight Cummings & Good after visiting their site looking for info about the upcoming Ladies Nights in Chester in August. I love the Imagination w/quote from Albert Einstein and wanted to share with anyone reading. Then I read what they have been up to… amazing. Below are some of the (cummings &) good things they have been working on in their words. I hope nobody minds, I copied it from their website because who better to tell you…

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Cummings & Good is a five-person graphic design studio in the timeless Connecticut River Valley town of Chester. Principals Peter Good and Jan Cummings create identities, posters, books, and brochures for Fortune 500 companies, creative entrepreneurs and artful non-profits. We’d love to talk with you about any of your graphic design needs.

We’ve recently completed identities for the new Connecticut Science Center in Hartford and the new Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center & Theatre in Old Saybrook. Current projects include an identity and signage for “The Local Beet” a new green grocery in Chester, a 2009 comprehensive brochure for Connecticut Landmarks, and collateral material for UTC’s 2009 Board of Directors Meeting. Also a poster for the Manchester String Quartet 2009 concert series at the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC, the 2008-2009 season brochure for Musical Masterworks in Old Lyme, and an invitation for Goodspeed Musicals’ 2009 Gala.

Music on the Dock

In Music, Near By Events on July 23, 2009 at 8:32 am

The Small Town Concert Series is hosting a night of music on the dock at the CT river Museum in Essex, Ct. Sorry for the last minute post but if you can get away for a bit this eve, July 23 should be a fun night. I am mandating the rain hold off until later in the night so the performance can be enjoyed by all.

Here are the deets:
Thursday, July 23, 2009
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Ct River Museum,Dock
67 Main St
Phone: 8607678269

Hello all, If you can get away for a few hours this Thursday we could use as many folks as possible for support.

Lauren Agnelli (Grammy nominated with her former band,The Washington Squares,lead vocals and songwritter with 3 time Grammy winning Band -Brave Combo-on Kiss of Fire Album, lead vocals with The Dave Rave Conspiracy (The first western group to record in Russia on the state Melodia lable after fall of iron curtain) etc,etc. Now playing with the small Town Concert Series in Chester.

Will be performing with me(Matthew Male-Small town Concert Series producer sound-man) on percussion, and Leif Nilsson on Banjo(The Small Town Concert Series Big House Band)(Exit 6)

We are playing at the dock outside,no amps,gather round for cocktails………watch the river go by and relax……

EO Art Lab Has New Group Show Opening

In Art, Chester Business, Chester CT Events on July 22, 2009 at 8:21 am

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fri, aug 7

opening reception and artist walk & talk
an evening with thaddeus beal, charlie goodwin, elizabeth gourlay, julie gross,
sarah gustafson, vaune hatch, janet lage, willie little, mitch lyons,
pamela marks, kelly jean ohl, meg brown payson, debra ramsay, evelyn rydz,
thomas stavovy, leah tinari, malcom wright
6 – 9pm

Push And Pull will remain up at the gallery through Sunday, August 30th.

Dinners at the Farm Aug. 13, 14, 15

In Chester Business, Dining, Restaurants on July 22, 2009 at 8:07 am

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As you all know the Dinners at the Farm season is well under way. The first weekend dining under the big white tent at the Stanton-Davis Homestead with Jonathan and crew was a great success even with a little rain. The next weekend to attend a farm dinner is Agust 13, 14, 15 2009. This dinner will be held at White Gate Farm in East Lyme, CT. to make a reservation Click Here. It really is quite an experience, one not to be missed.

There is a great video of the kick off dinner this season click here then click play.

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Margreta Stage Company Read: A Play By Lary Bloom

In Near By Events, Theatre on July 20, 2009 at 8:34 am


This summer we have begun workshopping a new play by Lary Bloom. On Tuesday, August 11th we would like to invite our company members to take part in the process and read the play aloud. There are five characters in the play: Lenny (a 60 year old writer), Janet (a 60 year old widow and former lawyer), Edgar (a 60 year old history professor and Janet’s housemate), Adam (a 20-something Air Force officer), Michelle (a 20-something Vietnamese-American waitress). If you are interested in reading a specific role in one of the scenes, please let us know which character by emailing us at Please email us by Thursday, August 6. And please come even if you just want to listen. The reading will take place at our Studio and begin at 6pm.

Go to Margreta Stage Website Click Here.

Join Margreta Stage on Facebook Click Here.

Victorian Parlor Farce

In Near By Events on July 20, 2009 at 8:21 am

Kandie Carle adapts and directs William Gillette’s 1890 Victorian Parlor farce entitled All the Comforts of Home. Ginny Wolf joins the cast. The play is being presented at Gillette Castle, Saturday & Sunday afternoons, June 13th through July 18, with shows at 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Another performance follows at the East Haddam Historical Society at 3:30pm. The performances are free at the park and included in the $5.00 admission to the museum. The show is totally family friendly. Call 860.873.9599 for more information.

Dina Varano at Guilford Craft Expo 2009

In Music, Near By Events on July 18, 2009 at 8:51 am


If you are looking something fun to do today, pop on over to Guilford for the Craft Expo 2009. One of Chester’s lovely jewelry designers, Dina Varano is exhibiting so make sure to find her. She is in a new location, booth A01 next to the silent auction tent. The Expo runs through until 7 pm today.