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Cummings & Good 2011 Calendar

In Art, Chester Business on November 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm



The new 2011 Cummings & Good Calendar is ready!

To purchase visit Cummings & Good online.

Or come visit them in Chester.

Chester Holiday Stroll Dec, 3 2010

In Chester Business, Chester CT Events on November 30, 2010 at 11:16 am

Friday, December 3, 2010 – Annual tree-lighting and sing along at 6:00 pm. – Art Gallery, restaurant and shop opening receptions from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Holiday Night Festival, co-sponsored by the Town of Chester, Chester Rotary Club and the Merchants of Chester, will begin at the Chester Flag Pole between Main Street and Maple Street with the annual tree-lighting and sing along at 6:00 pm. Join our community as we gather to sing carols around the decorated Christmas Tree (click here for the song list). Most Shops, Restaurants and Galleries in Chester will be open for the Special Event to showcase our unique wares, gifts, menus and art work from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Evening highlights will include a sing-along led by local talent, the children’s decorating of the tree, and special merchant events and gallery openings. The Chester Boy Scouts Troop 13 will line the streets with luminaries, while Saint Lucia Girls stroll around with goodies. The Garden Club will decorate the lampposts, adding to the holiday feeling we all enjoy. There will be plenty of demonstrations, exhibits, openings and of course, shopping. And not to be forgotten, the newest pewter ornament will be on sale by the Chester Hose Company and local merchants throughout the season designed by a Chester artist.

Free parking is available at the Water Street and the Maple Street parking lots, both a short walk to the center. Limited on street parking is available as portions of Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic.

Chester Sunday Holiday Market 2010

In Chester Business, Market on November 26, 2010 at 10:40 am

Chester Sunday Holiday Markets

The Holiday Markets are back this year!  Sunday Nov. 28, and Dec. 5, 12 and 19, in the center of Chester. See you there 11:00 – 2:00.

Love For Frock: VENU Magazine, CT

In Chester Business, Shopping on November 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

Original Article and all photos by Caryn B. Davis

Frock is the storefront/studio home of independent designers Whosiepie and Mergirl (aka TrishDarling), and just may be the happiest place I have ever experienced. It just so happens to also be Darling Headquarters as we know it. How perfect. Fairfield County based Venu Magazine (page 22 for the full story) decided they needed to get to know this darling local CT fashion spot a bit better, now you can too. So…when are you going to visit?

Like the local food movement where people now want to know where their food comes from, they also want to know where their clothes come from. They like buying clothes that they know are made in Connecticut and supporting a local business. “A woman in her 60s came in and when she saw us making the clothes right here she said, ‘the world is getting better’. People need inspiration like this, especially now.” says Williams-Larson, and FROCK of doing that one stitch at a time.

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FROCK doesn’t function like the average fashion house where the designers are hidden from public view off sewing in another part of the building. Or where they go into production making clothes of full year before they are seen. Nor do they start working on their fall line before summer is even half way over. The designers remain free to catch the energy of the day which keeps their ideas fresh and flowing “if it’s hot in September, we will still be making cute summer things”, says Williams-Larson.

Ginter appreciates the immediacy of being able to work in the now, creating because she is inspired to create, and not because a marketing campaign has demanded that she does, as in the traditional fashion world. There are no expectations to produce just for the sake of producing nor anyone telling them what to make and when to make it. “We can continue to do summer until we feel the very first cool breeze that’s when it will tell us it’s time to do fall. We are in the season we are in, the way it feels this week.” says Ginter.

Robbie Collomore Concert Series Presents: Vassily Primakov On Piano Nov.14, 2010

In Chester CT Events, Music on November 7, 2010 at 6:41 am

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 5:00 p.m., Mark your calendar for Collomore’s next fall performance, Russian pianist, Vassily Primakov known in the international music scene as a pianist of world-class importance.

In recent years, Vassily Primakov has been hailed as a pianist of world class importance. Gramophone wrote that “Primakov’s empathy with Chopin’s spirit could hardly be more complete,” and the American Record Guide stated: “Since Gilels, how many pianists have the right touch? In Chopin, no one currently playing and recording sounds as good as this! This is a great Chopin pianist.”  Music Web-International called Primakov’s Chopin concertos CD “one of the great Chopin recordings of recent times.  These are performances of extraordinary power and beauty.” In 1999, as a teen-aged prizewinner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, Primakov was praised by Donald Rosenberg of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “How many pianists can make a line sing as the 19-year-old Moscow native did on this occasion? Every poignant phrase took ethereal wing. Elsewhere the music soared with all of the turbulence and poetic vibrancy it possesses. We will be hearing much from this remarkable musician.”

This show is generously sponsored by Ceramica.  Collomore Concerts are live, professional, world-class performances occurring only four times a year. Each performance is followed by a simple reception to mingle and meet other music lovers and the performer. Visit CollomoreConcerts for a complete concert schedule and links to sample music for each artist.

Wesleyan Potters 55th Annual Exhibit & Sale Nov. 26 – Dec. 12, 2010

In Art, Near By Events on November 4, 2010 at 7:47 am

by Laurie Frenzel

Wesleyan Potters 55th Annual Exhibit & Sale
Friday, November 26th through
Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Grand Opening & Gala Celebration,
Friday, November 26th, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.

The Annual Sale – a display of pottery, jewelry, weaving, and more – is the work of over 200 juried artists and of our members. All exhibited work is for sale. View photos of past Exhibits.

Free Admission

Open Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday through Wednesday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Note for Craftspeople participating in the Sale:
If you would like to be considered for participation in the Annual Exhibit and Sale, you may request jury information by emailing Wesleyan Potters at Information will be mailed to you. Jurying for new participants will take place in August.
Click here for more information and relevant downloads.

This schedule is subject to change.
Please call for more information.
(860) 347-5925