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CT Solar Challenge Feb. 28, 2013

In Chester CT Events on February 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Chester Solar Challenge


Chester Solar Challenge Workshop

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 7-9pm

Chester Meeting House

Workshop Topics

  • What is the CT Solar Challenge
  • Save thousands on the cost to install solar
  • How to get State rebates and Federal tax credits
  • Generate clean electricity and hot water
  • Learn how to save energy costs year after year

This event is for Chester residential and business property owners.

Chester Joins the CT Solar Challenge™

sealChester, CT – First Selectman Ed Meehan announced today that the Town of Chester has joined the CT Solar Challenge™, a community-based group purchasing program that promotes the adoption of solar energy through cost reductions and volunteer-driven outreach and education. Chester is one of only four towns selected to participate in the program. The CT Solar Challenge™ program in Chester will run for a limited time, beginning February 28, 2013.

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Chester Solar Challenge 2013

Chester Winter Carnivale Feb. 17, 2013

In Chester CT Events on February 4, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Chester Winter Carnivale

23rd Annual Chester Winter Carnivale Feb. 17, 2013

In Chester CT Events, Interesting Bits on February 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm

tractor parade John Stack 68 2012

Who can object to winter when it’s celebrated with magnificent ice carvings, a chili contest, and a decorated tractor parade? Throw in some Mardi Gras-style beads, face painting, and street performers, and you’ll never hate winter again!

The town of Chester celebrates its 23rd Annual Winter Carnivale on Sunday, Feb. 17, beginning at 10 a.m. The event, which takes place in the center of town in snow, rain, or shine, is free, with the exception of the Chili Cook Off.

The Ice Carving Competition, with professional and student carvers, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with judging shortly after. Spectators may vote for their favorite sculpture to win the “People’s Choice Award.”

Chili cookoff 2012 john stack  photo

The “Chilly Chili Cook Off” will be held at the Chester Hose Company Fire House, 6 High Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees can pay their $5 donation at the firehouse door, which allows them to taste all the different chilis made by restaurants and chefs and to vote for their favorite. All proceeds go to the Chester Hose Company.

And last but not least, festively decorated tractors will parade up and down Main Street beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the highly anticipated Chester Tractor Parade. Judges choose the winners of their Iron Steed Awards for the best decorated tractors.

Restaurants, shops and galleries will have special events all day. The Chester Museum at The Mill will also be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering another place to warm up and take a break while seeing Chester history, including two early ice carving machines.

Parking is available in the commuter lot at exit 6 with a courtesy shuttle bus to the town center.