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The Hooked Again Creative Challenge

In Art, Chester CT Events on February 22, 2015 at 10:09 am

It started with these little sealed envelopes of sample hooks, eyes, handles and assorted hardware from the M.S. Brooks & Sons factory that used to operate in Chester.

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And now, this Saturday, April 11, you can see what 45 artists, designers, sculptors, etc. have made with the three envelopes they chose. It’s the Chester Historical Society’s fifth creative challenge linking Chester history and art.

Jack Baker design


The finished works will be exhibited and sold by silent auction at the Historical Society’s Hooked Again! Challenge Reception on Saturday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chester Meeting House. Tickets for the reception are at the Chester Gallery and Ceramica in Chester Center, or at the door of the Meeting House on Saturday. They cost $30. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Chester Historical Society’s preservation of Chester history through its Chester Museum at The Mill and its archives.

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Donna Carlson “Hooked on Amazonite”



For more information, call Sosse Baker at Chester Gallery at 860-526-9822. For more information about the Chester Historical Society, check this website.

Always in Chester – Always on Sunday

In Chester CT Events on February 22, 2015 at 9:50 am

Always on Sunday pins webSomething special will be happening or offered – a trunk show, a demo, a discount, a giveaway – in our shops, galleries & restaurants. Always on Sunday!

Chester Merchants invite you to visit their shops, restaurants and galleries on Sundays through the winter. Each week something will be happening somewhere.

For instance, Maple and Main Gallery will offer wine and cookies from 3 to 6pm every Sunday afternoon. On some Sundays, Maple and Main will host an artist demonstration by one of the gallery artists.

Visit the Lori Warner Studio/Gallery to see the Average Joe Photo Show 2014 Gallery of Photos. Stop in at the Pattaconk Bar & Grille for the Bloody Mary Bar. You’ll often find live music at Leif Nilsson’s Spring Street Studio.

Watch for Sunday sales and tastings at other shops. And be sure to pick up your Always on Sunday pin, designed by Janet Cummings Good.

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Fridays are for Fish Fry Dinners!

In Chester CT Events on February 22, 2015 at 9:50 am

IMG_7349The Lenten Season at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chester has kicked off with its second year of Fish Fry dinners on Fridays.  Started last year as a combination faith/fundraising event for the church community, the Fish Fry was so successful that it grew from 104 dinners the first night to 240 dinners the last night.

After its successful kick-off on February 20th, the remaining dinners will run every Friday through March 27th from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at St. Joseph’s Hall located at 48 Middlesex Avenue (Route 154) in Chester.   For adults, the cost is $12 for Fish and Chips, Fried Shrimp, Clam Strips and Baked Tilapia (all seafood dinners include coleslaw and fries). It’s $5 for children 12 & under for Macaroni & Cheese and French Fry Dinner.   Also available are Soups ($4); French Fries ($2); and Mixed Green Dinner Salad ($6).    All meals include bread & butter, drinks and dessert.   Meals are also available for takeout.


St. Joseph’s is a thriving, active, and growing community.  The food is great, the enthusiasm of the staff is wonderful and we do the cooking and cleaning.  We invite you to visit.  After all, it’s a great way to treat yourself to a great dinner!  Come join us.

This Sunday, Feb. 15, in Chester

In Chester CT Events on February 10, 2015 at 10:21 am


due to forecasted blizzard warnings.

Selectmen, police and fire department are worried about everyone’s safety due to blowing snow and the dreadfully cold weather expected.

We are all disappointed, as this was going to be the best Winter Carnivale ever.

Please stay tuned with what’s still happening in Chester by checking and