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of the District of Chester -

Below a list of updated materials for  the week of

February 8,  2016

reVISION  Municipal Plan Review.  It’s time for the MODC to create a new Municipal Plan that will guide growth and changes over the next 25 years.  What’s your vision?  We want to hear from  you!  Information and a survey available at the link below. Public consultations: The Municipality hosted a round of public meetings. The meetings  were part of the Plan Review. Topics included land use, development, zoning, environment and rural communities. The first meeting was held in Chester Village on August 19th.  At meetings held this winter, residents talked about what was important in their communities. Residents discussed what they valued: character; economic development; housing; natural environment and strong communities. Since then, staff and the Advisory Committee have worked on goals for the  Plan Review. They have also suggested planning areas for each community. Residents now have a chance to view this draft work and give feedback.   For more information, contact:  revision@chester.ca 902-275-2599  (added  September 9) Ink and Oyster Publishing Company - A personal history publishing company in the Annapolis Valley , we create heirloom books for those who desire to share their life stories or desire to have a parent’s life story put in print.  (added October 12) Cyber bullying and safety for students and others (added November 30) Chester Artisans -  A listing of the artists and artisans in the municipality of Chester - new section “Artists of the Past” and “Inspired by Chester”   Burning Permits  no longer needed - first check municipal bye laws then  Nova Scotia Burn Safe   or call 1-855-564-2876 Oak Island  Display  -Tales and stories and pictures about Oak Island;  New sections added to the Scribes section of the web site.    There is also a display at the Atlantica Oak Island in Western Shore  The Explore Oak Island display at the Chester Train Station is  open by appointment.    To access the display call 902-275-3718 Check the "Friends of Oak Island" site for  information and updates   Community Wheels  Sandra Meister -Coordinator of “Community Wheels”  Trips are also planned outside the area so check to find out where and when   23 Collicutt Road, PO Box 187, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0     Phone: (902) 275-5585  0r  Fax: (902) 275-2249 Email: sandrameister@sswap.ca Chester Visitor Information Center - We are now  closed for season For information, maps and or brochures of area, please send a request by clicking here:     or call  902.275.4709  (added November 1)  Lordly House  Museum site - -    Closed for the season,   to access our files at other times call   902-275-3826   or 902- 275-2030   Parts of our museum holdings are now on line at Nova Muse.  Click here to view the items.  (added January 25) Lordly House Computer Access Site    Closed.  To  arrange an appointment please call  902-275-3826   or 902-275- 2030 .   This is an open Wi-Fi site.    Providing access for the general public to the Internet.     (added  September 14) Chester Municipal Heritage Page     - Regular meeting  March 1 at Lordly House, 133 Central Street - 7:00 PM (added February 4) Farmer’s Market  0ver for the season -     More information  (added October 12) Municipality of Chester  - Council Meeting Minutes etc.;   Municipal Recreation Commission   Chester Recreation  Winter Program Brochure- registration and information  (added  January 18) Village of Chester - information about the village of Chester.  We hold regular monthly meetings every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at our office located at 27 Pleasant St (corner of Pleasant and King).  A public forum will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month for residents to present ideas and problems encountered, at our offices 7:00 -9:00 PM.  The public is encouraged to attend.   Phone 902-275-4482; email is office@villageofchester.org   Zoe Valle Library - Information and hours Bible quiz, answers to last week's quiz, and information   Chester United Baptist Church   web site (added February 8) Links with information on aging and improving the quality of life  for seniors   (added February 4) Want information about making a costume for a 250th celebration?  Check this out.
© Carol A. Nauss, February, 2014