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ETHAN LIPTON and his ORCHESTRA Perform in Chester

In Chester CT Events, Music on February 14, 2012 at 9:09 am
Photo courtesy of Wendy Bayor
One Brooklyn’s finest, ETHAN LIPTON and his ORCHESTRA will be performing as part of CBSRZ’s “Music and More” series in Chester. The band will be previewing their new piece “NOWHERE TO GO,” a project they’ve been commissioned to develop at The Public Theater.  It’s a funny, wise and thought-provoking song cycle about modern life. The concert is 5 P.M. Feb. 26, 2012 at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek.
Reservations are required; ticket pricing $25 non-members; $20 members of CBSRZ; children under 16 are $10. You can make your reservation online here.
You can read more about the concert here:

Dining with Dorie! Meet Cookbook Author Dorie Greenspan

In Chester CT Events, Dining, Restaurants on February 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm

(Photo of Dorie by Ralph Elliot Starkweather)

Award-winning cookbook author and River Tavern friend Dorie Greenspan will be cooking a special prix fixe dinner with Chef Chris Flahaven on Thursday, March 1st. The delicious four course menu will include recipes from Dorie’s latest cookbook, Around My French Table. Click here for a sneak peek of the menu. For those who don’t already have one, we’ll also have her gorgeous cookbook available for sale. The book is chock full of cooking tips, personal anecdotes and mouthwatering photos. Of note, Chris Flahaven and his wife Emily, an accomplished baker, recently assisted Dorie with the production of her first culinary app for the ipad. The prix fixe dinner is $75 per person. Dinner begins at 7:30pm. Seating is limited. For reservations please call 860.526.9417.


Chester Historical Society Presents: Chester “Characters”

In Chester CT Events, Interesting Bits on February 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Shirley Miceli started working in Collins Pharmacy on Main Street (which she later bought and renamed Chester Pharmacy) during her college summers. She remembers the early years of being a pharmacist when many prescriptions (capsules, ointments, suppositories, liquids) were compounded - made by hand, right there in the store. She ran the pharmacy just short of 40 years, closing it in 1989. This photo is from the 1960s. Shirley still remembers when she was held up at knifepoint inside the pharmacy, but the robber got away. Later a TV crew reenacted the burglary on a crime show to see if the man could be identified by any eyewitnesses. (Photo courtesy of Rob Miceli)

The Chester Historical Society, on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26th, will presents another in it’s series Chester “Characters”. This series offers the unique opportunity to meet some of the people who helped make our community great. Sit and listen to stories that speak volumes of Chester’s history. ValleyNewsNow.Com has the full article and all the details. …read more.

22nd Annual Chester Winter Carnivale Sunday – February 19, 2012

In Chester CT Events on February 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Farmall MTA 1950s (driver with chicken suit) Ellen L. Lindner
Photo by William Bernhart

22nd Annual Chester Winter Carnivale
Sunday – February 19, 2012
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Main Street, Chester Center, Chester, CT
Free parking is available at the Water Street and the Maple Street parking
lots, both a short walk to the center. Courtesy shuttle bus into town from
commuter lot at exit 6.
22nd Annual Winter Carnivale includes Public Outdoor Ice Carving
Competition, Chili Cook-off, Tractor Parade, Gallery Openings, Receptions,
Shop Events and more! See website for schedule of events. Arrive Early!
Contact: Leif Nilsson
Mailing Address: Chester Winter Carnivale LLC, 1 Main Street, Chester, CT
06412 and for more info

A New Line Of Olive Oil Soap

In Chester Business, Health, Shopping on February 8, 2012 at 11:18 am

Beautiful to look at, amazing to smell…these 100% natural soaps make wonderful gifts or keep them for yourself.  Made with Tutti Amici olive oil and organic herbs/spices and essential oils, they are great for your skin all year round!  When having them made, I couldn’t decide which scents I wanted, so we are carrying several!  In bars, rounds, liquids and foamers…take your pick!

Tutti Amici Olive Oil and new soap line is available at The Brown Eyed Girl in downtown Chester and

$5 Taco Night at River Tavern

In Chester Business, Dining, Restaurants on February 8, 2012 at 10:18 am


 $5 Taco Nights

Thursday nights are Taco Nights at River Tavern! We’ll be cooking up tasty tacos at $5 a piece with 1/2 price craft beers and traditional and inventive Margaritas like Blood Orange and Ginger. Come in at 5:00pm and get your Mexican on all night!

Dina Varano Unveils New Collection Just in time For Valentine’s Day

In Chester Business, Shopping on February 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

I am completely stealing this post from the-e-list. (The Best Source for Everything on The Shoreline.)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Visit the Dina Varano Gallery in Chester between Friday, February 10 and Sunday, February 12  to be among the first to select from her new jewelry, aptly named The Amore Collection, and you’ll receive a free personally autographed watercolor by Dina Varano.  The watercolors reflect Dina’s inspiration behind The Amore Collection.

With every purchase of Dina Varano jewelry, you’ll receive two handmade specialty chocolates from River Chocolates in Essex.

Shop the collection through Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Winter Prix Fixe Tasting Menu at L&E

In Chester Business, Dining, Restaurants on February 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

Winter Prix Fixe Menu
3 Courses – $25/person
Offered Wed-Fri Evenings
Special Selection of Wines $20-30/bottle

Call for more details and to make a reservation.