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July/August 2013 issue

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I was born and raised in Chester and fly back often from Montreal, where I am now based for work. This article is excellent. I suggest also adding a new site I have found called to the Getting There section - I've never found a better place to find cheap flights to Halifax.

Submitted by Edward on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I have lived in Chester all my life except for a work and school stint in Halifax. Love it more and more all the time and still take my evening drives around the village and along the shore. Would never want to live anywhere else. One word description..Beautiful!!

Submitted by Maureen on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

i live in the st. Margarets Bay area, and grew up here . i like Chester. It's full of down to earth people, who are friendly. I never went there much as a child or teen. haven't been to Tancook Island yet either. Hope to get there this summer. There's also the most wonderful garden center there too. Oceanview.

Submitted by debbie wilson on Monday, January 13, 2014

I came across this article today on fb and am very happy to read the appreciation for our fair village. the reading my Sir Chris of his poem is also a nice addition to the article.

Submitted by Erick Bickerdike on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My wife and I anchored last night in our sailboat, with two others, in the lee of Meisner's Island and with a view of Chester Harbour. Spectacular.

We stumbled upon this article when trying to find out who lived on the island.

It was interesting to read a bit about the history of the village.

Submitted by Dave Lane on Monday, August 5, 2013

I have bittersweet memories of Chester. We used to go there to visit our cousins who would take us out on their boat in the snug harbour. One day my sister fell out and almost drowned, and we never visited the cousins again.

Submitted by Charles Ryoavitch on Friday, July 26, 2013

We had a waterfront property just down the road from Chester back in the 70's.
I remember going into the water fir a lovely swim, which took me back to my childhood when we lived in New Glasgow and swam off a pier many times.
When I was older, I couldn't believe how cold the Atlantic was, but not by our place near Chester.
We were protected by the many islands that are off shore of this area which allowed the water to warm up significantly.
Someone said there was an island for every day of the year or 365 islands!
Alas, I got transferred back out West, and my wife and I are settled down in Metro Vancouver, by the Pacific, which seems pacified as opposed to the North Atlantic.
We hope to come back very soon for at least a visit.
We also had a wonderful visit in Chester, with a very good friend back then, who was kind enough to take us out in his restored motorised dingy, and viewed the lovely scenes from the water.
Absolutely stunning!

Submitted by Larry White on Monday, July 15, 2013

There is also a B&B in the heart of the village with a casual ambience. This registered heritage property sports bright nautical code flags and a hammock for relaxing on the upper balcony.

Submitted by Suzi Fraser on Friday, July 5, 2013

I have lived in chester for most of my life and I never get tired of the beautiful sunsets and interesting people you meet, I wouldnt trade it for the world.

Submitted by shirley moody on Thursday, July 4, 2013

I grew up on the South Shore, NS all my life and now live in Lunenburg, a half an hour west of Chester. For both communities I feel proud that both have such history, all walks of life and how they are getting so much attention from all over the world! :)

Submitted by Shawn, Lunenburg, NS on Thursday, July 4, 2013

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