Month: October 2019

TREE PLANTERS

TREE PLANTERS

Tree Planters Fill Empty Spots on High Street You may have noticed the handsome new wood planters on the 200 block of High Street in front of Evergrain Bakery, Massoni Gallery, and The Bank.  They were designed by volunteer John Leek, a retired builder who likes 
SANTA & CHRISTMAS PARADE 2019

SANTA & CHRISTMAS PARADE 2019

Better Be Nice!  Santa to Arrive in Chestertown Friday, Nov. 29 With Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 30 Chestertown, Md., October 21, 2019—Chestertown’s holiday season officially kicks off on Friday evening, Nov. 29 as the Mayor turns on the holiday lights in Fountain Park and 
First Friday – Nov 1, 2019

First Friday – Nov 1, 2019

First Friday is always a great time in Chestertown! This month, there is even more to do as we celebrate the Downrigging and Bluegrass Festival. Many of our shops and businesses will be open late downtown, with special promotions and events planned.

This is a list of just some of the action going on downtown this Friday.

Don’t see your business listed? Send your information to office@mainstreetchestertown.org and we’ll get you added ASAP.

RIVERARTS GALLERY - KENT COUNTY STUDENT ART 2019

 

RiverArts Gallery
315 High St., Suite 106
5-8 PM

Visit RiverArts’ gallery to see works from talented local young artists. Refreshments will be served.

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RIVERARTS CLAY STUDIO - BOTTOMLESS MUGS

RIVERARTS CLAY STUDIO
202 High St.
5-8 PM

We will be selling hand made mugs provided by our very own studio potters. You will be able to come in and fill your mug with: hot coffee, tea, cider, or chocolate, as much as you want all day long. More info….

KENT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - HISTORICAL HAPPY HOUR (Note venue change below)

HISTORICAL HAPPY HOUR
Emmanuel Church
101 N. Cross St.
5-8 PM

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the program starts at 5:00 p.m. The featured speaker will be Donald Grady Shomette, author of a number of books on the history of the Chesapeake Bay. Shomette will discuss the recent designation of Mallows Bay as a National Marine Sanctuary, the first in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Read more here….

FINISHING TOUCH WELCOMES ARTIST P.B. NEVINS

 

MEET THE ARTIST – P.B. NEVINS
311 High St.
5-7 PM

The Finishing Touch will introduce artist P. B. Nevins during ‘First Friday’ on November 1st, 2019. Nevins will be showcasing his absolutely stunning and mesmerizingly life like #PenAndInk drawings of local wildlife and birds of prey in particular.  Read more here….

MUSIC LIFE - WE WANT TO HEAR YOU SING

WE WANT TO HEAR YOU SING
241 High St.
5-8 PM

Sing a verse or chorus from any song about the sea, ships, sailing, etc. and take home a free gift.

RIVERSIDE UNIQUE

 

10 % OFF IN STORE
227 High St.
5-8 PM

Stop in the shop on First Friday and receive 10% off in-store purchases.

SHE SHE ON HIGH and WALNUT & WOOL

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY
321 High St.
5-8 PM

Come in, have a look around. We will be serving wine & hummus to our guests!

BEE CRAFTY COLLECTIBLES

 

GET AN EARLY START ON CHRISTMAS
335 High St.
5-8 PM

Get an early start on holiday shopping! Bee Crafty will be revealing new Christmas items in the store on First Friday.

SPA ANGELS

CHAIR MASSAGES & MORE
306 Park Row
5-8 PM

Ten-minute chair massages will be offered for just $10 (a $15 value). Enter a drawing to win one of five self-care prizes, and check out our new aromatherapy bracelets.

THE ARTISTS' GALLERY

 

 

FEATURED ARTIST – FRED SPROCK “SCRAPING THE SHORE”
239 High St.
5-8 PM

Stop by the Artists’ Gallery for a reception from 5-8pm. November’s featured artist is Fred Sprock. Enjoy his works as well as those of other local artists on display.

FIRST FRIDAY SHOPPING - OPEN LATE

Lots of Chestertown’s shops and non-profits stay open late. Make sure to stop in to browse and find the unique pieces that you can only find when you shop local!

THE RETRIEVER BAR & DECOY ROOM BOTTLE SHOP

339 High St.

THE KITCHEN AT THE IMPERIAL - OPEN UNTIL 9 PM

208 Hight St.

BAD ALFREDS - OPEN UNTIL 8:30

323 High Street

ANGELA'S COTTAGE - OPEN UNTIL 8PM

335 High St.
335 High St.

Mimi's Closet - Open until 8 PM

307 High St.

CHESTER RIVER WINE & CHEESE - OPEN UNTIL 8 PM

117 S. Cross St.

CHESTERTOWN ELECTRIC - OPEN UNTIL 6 PM

324 Cannon St.

WELCOME HOME - OPEN UNTIL 8 PM

107 S. Cross St.

HOUSTON'S DOCKSIDE EMPORIUM - OPEN UNTIL 8

315 High St.

More info coming soon on the following locations:

Bee Crafty
Blackbird Boutique
Music Life

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Chestertown loves Halloween! Click on the date you're looking for a fun activity to see what our local businesses and non-profits have planned. Make sure to scroll all the way down. Want to see your event added? Email your information to office@mainstreetchestertown.org and we'll get 
Marina Grand Opening Nov. 1, 2019

Marina Grand Opening Nov. 1, 2019

Aerial photography by Shore Studios captures the renovated Chestertown Marina. Chestertown Marina Hosts Grand Opening Nov. 1 All are welcome at midday ceremony that will acknowledge project funders and supporters. Chestertown, Md., October 23, 2019—The Town of Chestertown will host the grand opening of the 
ROBERT ORTIZ – ORTIZ STUDIOS

ROBERT ORTIZ – ORTIZ STUDIOS

Robert Ortiz has been making fine furniture for over 30 years, 20 of those years right here in downtown Chestertown. Bob has created his own unique style, combining elements of the Japanese and Shaker woodworking traditions. He uses exquisite woods, that he hand-selects with his artists eye. The results are stunningly beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces.

One of Bob’s recent endeavors is to invite aspiring woodworkers to Chestertown to work with him in his studio for a weeklong retreat. At the end of the week, the guests will have completed a piece of furniture to take home.

In addition to woodworking, Bob is a talented musician, performing with his wife in the Pam Ortiz Band.

Robert Ortiz Studios 207 S. Cross Street, Chestertown

ROBERT ORTIZ

Dickens Volunteer

Dickens Volunteer

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Lodging in Chestertown

Lodging in Chestertown

Chestertown is a great place to visit for a quick weekend getaway, or for a longer full vacation. Here are some lodging options in Chestertown: BRAMPTON BED AND BREAKFAST INN 25227 Chestertown Road Chestertown 21620, Maryland 410-778-1860 bramptoninn.com Cottage On Kent 400 North Kent Street 
CHESTERTOWN GETS GOOD PRESS

CHESTERTOWN GETS GOOD PRESS

Chestertown was a featured destination in a September 25 article in the Washingtonian. Our little village was cited as one of  two charming towns worth visiting in the fall, along with Getttysburg, PA. Several local businesses and artists are mentioned as a draw for tourists. Add to that the beauty of the waterfront, excellent dining, and our other attractions, and you’ve got the makings of a great weekend getaway! Read the full article here. 

Thanks Bob!

Thanks Bob!

Thanks, Bob! Main Street is grateful to Chestertown’s favorite framer Bob Ramsey, owner/operator of The Finishing Touch, who prints a giant version of the downtown Visitors Map twice a year and mounts it on the wall of the Bordley History Center at Cross and High