Month: December 2019

Dickens of a Christmas Photo Contest Entries

Dickens of a Christmas Photo Contest Entries

AND THE WINNER IS... ANNE HIGHFIELD We had so many great entries into our Dickens of a Christmas photo contest. It was a very difficult decision, but in the end, our judge Carolyn Spencer Brown decided that in addition to being a beautiful shot, Anne's 
WYPR Open For Business Project

WYPR Open For Business Project

WYPR – Open for Business – Project Greater Chestertown Initiative – Carla Massoni, Chair November 2019 Spearheaded by Carla Massoni, chair of the Greater Chestertown Initiative, with matching funds from the SFW Foundation, the WYPR Open for Business marketing program invites local business owners to 
Dickens 2019 – Thank you

Dickens 2019 – Thank you

Thank You Very Much! 

Main Street Chestertown is grateful to the community and to all the event volunteers for creating a festive, welcoming weekend during our third annual Dickens of a Christmas festival, December 6-8. 

Two women we cannot thank enough: 

Event Chair Kathleen King
(also the event’s graphic designer)

Co-Chair Ellen Hurst

(her hard work and good taste enhanced everything)

And kudos to their hard-working committee chairs:

House Tour:  Nancy & Zane Carter

House Tour Wreaths: The Chestertown Garden Club and All Seasons Garden Club

Costuming: Nancy Carter and Pam Rhodes 

Streetscape Design: Samantha Arrow

Storefront Design: Kristin Hickman 

Afternoon Tea: Marjorie Adams and Ellen Hurst

Victorian Fashion Brunch: Marjorie Adams and Ellen Hurst

Gift Vendors: Chris Tilghman 

Food Vendors: Barbara Esmonde 

Dickens Merchandise: Barbara Slocum 

Beers & Bonfires: Liddy Campbell

“Run Like the Dickens” 5K:  Renee Bench

Musicians: Nevin Dawson 

Children’s Games: John Mann 

Operations & Logistics: Bill MacIntosh and Zane Carter

Mulled Wine: Bruce Hartwig

Treasurer: Jeff Weber

Publicity: Jodi Bortz

Sponsorships: Bill MacIntosh and Kelly Reed

Volunteers: Scott Gornall

Welcome Center: Scott Gornall and Mary Valenti

We could not produce these large-scale events without the cooperation of the Chestertown Police Department (especially Sgt. Steve Lozar), the Chestertown Street Department, and the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company.

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Dickens Parking

Dickens Parking

Below, find information about street closures during the Dickens of a Christmas festival. Thank you for your patience as we turn downtown into a Victorian era streetscape. Where to find parking There are public lots throughout Downtown Chestertown. Parking lots are available in the 200 
Michael Dirda and Dickens Scholars to give lectures at Book Plate

Michael Dirda and Dickens Scholars to give lectures at Book Plate

Michael Dirda Katherine Charles Michelle Allen-Emerson Main Street Chestertown and The Bookplate are pleased to offer two book talks this Saturday as part of the Dickens of a Christmas festival. Michael Dirda of the Washington Post will present a lecture titled "The Classic English Ghost 
First Friday – December 6, 2019

First Friday – December 6, 2019

First Friday is always a great time in Chestertown! If you’re looking for all of the Dickens of a Christmas happenings, click here.

Many of our shops and businesses will be open late downtown, with special promotions and events planned. You’ll find that info here.

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

 

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

Visit RiverArts’ gallery to see see the annual Holiday Show and Sale. Refreshments will be served.

KidSPOT will feature student artwork from The Kent School

RiverArts Clay Studio (204 High Street) Bottomless Mugs – Fill a handmade mug with your beverage of choice for $20 (5-8 Friday, and 10-4 Saturday)

RiverArts ArtsAlive! (200A High Street) – Victorian Crafts – Make a simple, beautiful Victorian fan (donations welcome) 5-7PM

Click for more info

ANNIE - THE MUSICAL

ANNIE – THE MUSICAL

Garfield Center for the Arts
7 PM – December 6, 7
Matinee at 2PM December 8

This is the last weekend to see Annie! Shows have sold out in prior weekends so get your tickets online now.

ROBBI & MATTHEW - BOOK SIGNING

WONDER UNDER COVER
Book Talk and Signing with Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson

The Bookplate – 112 S. Cross St.
7 PM – December 6

 

ARTIST GALLERY

 

239 High St.
5-8 PM

First Friday reception
Featured Artist – Mary Ellen Mabe

MASSONI GALLERY

 

OPENING RECEPTION
Holiday Exhibition

203 High St.
5-7:30 PM

 

CHESTER RIVER WINE & CHEESE

 

117 S. Cross St.
5-8 PM

Join us for December First Friday and the start of the Dickens of A Christmas 2019 festival! During First Friday we’re offering a fabulous wine tasting and a 10% half case special on our special wines for the weekend.

JUSTIN SINGLETON AT 98 CANNON GRILL

 

 

JUSTIN SINGLETON
98 CANNON GRILLE
7-10 PM

 

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