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By Mike Hickey
We would like to extend many ‘thanks’ to the Rothesay, Quispamsis & surrounding area firefighters, volunteer firefighters and Rothesay Police Dept. for their incredible quick response working to bring the fire of our home under control on Oct. 16, 2010. Thanks to the ambulance attendants who remained on standby for many hours. Also many ‘thanks’ to all the neighbours who supplied meals, clothing etc. and for being there for us, to Glendon, Tara & family for making quick accommodations for Mom & Dad and taking care of them while our home is being put back together, to Dr. Pat Bonner & staff, Irving Energy & staff, neighbours from our old neighbourhoods, Amsterdam Inn, the employee who brought in toys for our grandchildren and to all for the many phone calls & cards. There are no words to describe our gratitude. Your kindness will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Butch and Bonnie Rogerson & Family, Edythe and Winslow McConchie. We miss ya Rube!

"SHOPPING"
As a full fledged and certified "Humbug", as well as a Scrooge who cannot understand the concept of shopping, you know that this isn't the time of year that warms my heart. Despite my feelings about shopping, the idea of Christmas, "Peace on earth and good will to all man" is right up there in my all time favourites. To explain more clearly, I need to distinguish how I see the difference between "shopping" and "buying". If I need a tool, a car part or building material, I don't mind going out and buying it. If it is a fairly expensive item, I even agree to price comparisons between vendors. With rare exceptions this can be done by phone or internet with no wasted car emissions or Mikie emissions!! I don't even mind going out and buying something for someone else as long as I am reasonably confident that it will either be useful or bring joy to that person. What annoys me to no end is the often times requirement of wandering stores and malls seeking inspiration on what to buy that special someone. Does she already have a grinder (welder, backhoe, etc.)?? Would she use one if I bought it?? I don't think so!! Would a pink grinder bring greater joy than a plain black or blue one?? Christmas shopping should not be a strain upon the soul!! Shopping to me is when - A. You know you have to spend money or be in the dog house (already crowded with Jet) or B. You want to spend money but ... you don't have a single solitary clue as to what to buy. So the default behaviour when you are this uncertain is to ... "Play it safe"!! Fill up the shopping cart with shampoo, some stinky stuff, tooth paste, anti-wrinkle cream (with a note that says "It's for when you need it in ten or twenty years!!), deodorant, large toilet paper (if you need to add bulk), and then throw in some chocolate or other sweet stuff and you are good to go!! Yippee!! Mikie has taken hours of painful shopping and condensed it into a 22 minute buying spree. But is this really the Christmas spirit?? Apparently a recent Ipsos Reid poll found: "One third of people surveyed would prefer to spend time with family and friends than shop. Hear that ... the Grinch does not stand alone!! For those of you who love the rush of finding the perfect gift ... my gift to you is that you shop in peace and tranquility and may all your shopping carts be filled to over flowing. To the rest of the world who thinks like Mikie, I invite you to spend the next few weeks wandering the backwoods where the only shopping decision will "porcupine or skunk for supper"!!! 800

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Reminder: ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ READING
St. Augustine’s Church will be hosting a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, December 10th at 7:00pm. Celebrity readers include Information Morning’s Steven Webb and Hance Colburne with live accompanying music provided by Mike Biggar and Laura McNeil. All funds raised from this event will be donated to the Harbour Lights campaign. Tickets ($15) can be purchased at: CBC Radio - Hilyard Place on Main Street; Kennebecasis Drugs - Quispamsis; and St. Augustine’s Church office corner of Quispamsis and Pettingill Roads 849-8464. 222

Reminder: CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
St. Marks’ Church invites you to its Christmas play ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’, one of three fundraising shows – all directed by Bob Doherty. This performance will be held on Saturday, December 11th (2:00pm) and Sunday, December 12th (7:00pm) at St. Mark’s Church (Pettingill Road, Quispamsis). With a large cast of adults and children from St. Mark’s, this comedy tells about the hilarious efforts of a parish to stage a Christmas pageant. Tickets priced from $10.00 to $20.00. Call the church office at 849-5111 to reserve yours. Tickets also available each weekend after Mass. 405

FAIRVALE OUTING ASSOCIATION
8 River Road, Rothesay Crib every Wednesday at 7:30pm. For information please call Sam Gauvin at 847-8261. Everyone welcome. Bingo every Thursday night. Doors open at 6:00 games start at 6:55pm. 10 regular games, 4 specials and a jackpot game. Also early and late games and building pots (Bonanza, Lucky 7, Pyramid and Treasure Chest). For information please call Richard at 847-4163. Canteen services available. Hall rentals are available for various types of events/activities. The Hall is also available for special benefit functions at no charge. New members always welcome. For further information please contact Margaret at 849-0031. 402

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HRAA NEWS
Wednesdays: Fish 'n' Jam at 7:00pm; Calling all fly tyers! The HRAA Fish'N'Jam is running. Come on out and listen to our talented musicians, and learn fly-tying. Sunday, December 12 th - Christmas Potluck, doors open at 2:00pm and the meal is served at 4:00pm. It’s a great chance to show off your favourite recipe, and share the holiday cheer with your good friends at HRAA. Please contact the staff for ideas and suggestions, but here’s one hint: apple pie is never a mistake! Wednesday, February 23 rd - 7:00pm, Annual General Meeting for 2011 to be held at the Centre. Remember that your 2011 membership needs to be paid in order for you to have voting privileges at the meeting. More details will follow in upcoming E-letters. Many thanks to the PALS Hampton group who have been a great help this fall, especially with tree planting on Scoodic and Germain Brooks. And, this week they helped with a major cleanup of the grounds, helping to prepare the centre for winter! And, a special thanks to Al Guay and his band-mates, friends and family for organizing a very successful coffeehouse on October 30 th. The event was enjoyed by all, and it also raised $600 that will be earmarked to help in our efforts to have an air-tight insert installed in the fireplace. Al plans another coffeehouse for January, with more details on the timing and line-up coming soon. Raffle Tickets Available: This year HRAA will be selling tickets in co-operation with ASF to support both organizations. Tickets are $20 each, or six for $100, with the draw date of December 29 th. Illegal Dumping Hotline: We're seeing ongoing issues with illegal dumping on the Hammond, so here's the contact number for the Illegal Dump Hotline: 1-877-777-4218. Report illegal fishing or poaching: Here's the number to contact enforcement if you see any illegal hunting or fishing activity: 1-800-222-8477. HRAA: 2008 Affiliate of the Year for the Atlantic Salmon Federation! For more information about HRAA and our programs visit www.hraa.ca. 401

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SJVC - NOON NUGGET
The next “Noon Nugget” - Life Cycle of a Board Member; One of the keys to a strong organization is having an effective and efficient Board of Directors, what it means, How to do it and Having a succession plan - will be held on Wednesday, December 15th with facilitator Michael Park. The Noon Nugget will be held at the SJ Volunteer Centre (66 Waterloo Street, Training Room Suite 224) with registration form 11:45-12:00noon and the workshop from 12:00noon-1:00pm. Cost to attend is $15/person. To preregister please call 658-1555 or email training@nb.aign.com. Failure to notify of cancellation two days prior to Workshop will result in the fee being invoiced. Prior to registration please advise if you have any mobility restrictions. Bring your lunch - coffee/tea provided. 603

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QUILTING WORKSHOPS
Join us at St. Columba, Managwagonish Road every Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm. Come and enjoy the fellowship of quilting. Bring a friend , enjoy the programs learn a most enjoyable and time-honoured skill. For further information contact: Sandra Betts 672-4636, sgbetts@nbnet.nb.ca; or Norah Sullivan-O’Toole 674-1639, norahsullivan@hotmail.com. 613

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Akhassa Treatment
1. Back Treatment - remove dry skin and enjoy a relaxing back massage with our lemon grass Akhasssa products. Relieves muscle aches and pains through the use of steamed thai stems infused with essential oils 2. Akhassa Deluxe Pedicure 3. Akhassa Deluxe Manicure Reg. $186.09 Sale: $158.17

DISTRICT EDUCATION COUNCIL MEETING
School District 6 District Education Council will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 8th at the District Office, 70B Hampton Road, beginning at 6:00pm. Please note the time change for this meeting. All are welcome! 812

Spa Pedicure & Facial Treatment - $127.25 tx incl (2hrs 30mins)
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FESTIVE CELEBRATION FOR ALL
Candlelight, live music, festive refreshments and retelling of the ancient stories in celebration of this, the most ancient and multifaceted of humankind's festive seasons. Young and old, spiritual or secular, something for everyone at 4:00pm on Sunday, December 19th at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 545 Sandy Point Road near Hazen White School. You're Invited! www.uucsj.org. 813

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A TALE OF THE EPIPHANY
L'Arche Saint John is happy to present "The Tale of the Epiphany" as their upcoming fundraiser event. It is a wonderful evening of music, poetry, story and mime. This is an annual event held at the Assumption Church with CBC's Steve Webb as the host for the evening. With guest musical performances by Edmund McDermott, Spencer Belyea and the Saint John Chorale, Assumption parish junior choir, New Dawn Players. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling L'Arche Saint John at 672-6504 or at the door. Come and support New Brunswick's first L'Arche Home! The date is Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Trinity Anglican Church 115 Charlotte street, storm date is January 7, 2011. Come and support New Brunswick’s first L ’Arche Home. This event is sponsored by CBC radio one and the Voice Factory with all proceeds going to supporting the non-profit, charitable organization. 807
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TEMPORARY FOSTER HOMES/PARENTS
ca-r-ma.org - Saint John is sending out an urgent plea. We are in need of temporarily foster homes/parents to help our newly sprung - spring kittens. We provide all supplies, such as, litter, food, toys, and other equipment necessary. Doing this gives our organization a little extra time needed to find these furry feline friends their FURever homes. If you have some spare time, spare room and an obvious love for cats, please contact us for more information - carmaangela@hotmail.com or 672-CATS (2287). 806

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The Nutcracker Ballet, presented by Gala Ballet Company and featuring principal dancers from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be taking place on Saturday, December 11th at 8:00pm & Sunday, December 12th at 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale at the Imperial Theatre Box Office, 674-4100 or through the website at www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca. Begin the festive season with this classic winter tale of a magical land where dreams can come true. Children of all ages are sure to enjoy this incredible show. 623

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SEA BELLES CHRISTMAS CHORUS
Sea Belles Chorus is offering free public performances of seasonal music throughout the Saint John area during the Holiday season. Performances are being held at Brunswick Square on Saturday, December 18th from 2:00-3:00pm; as well as Lancaster Mall on Saturday, December 11th from 2:003:00pm. Come and enjoy the beautiful four part harmony of Sea Belles Chorus - ordinary women making extraordinary music! For more information, contact Bernice at 214-4419. 815
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SJ COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE
The Saint John Community Christmas Exchange is a volunteer non-profit, charitable organization operated by a Board of 15 Directors, made up of representatives from churches, the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul and interested individuals from the Saint John and area communities. Individuals or groups wishing to assist a family or make a donation for a Christmas dinner may do so by contacting the Christmas Exchange office at 634-7868. The Christmas Exchange Office will be open until noon, December 21st Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm. 821
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Baby Wonders: The first year for baby is filled with wonder not only for baby but for mom and dad too. This playgroup is an opportunity for parents of babies under 18 months of age to discover and explore the world of parenthood with other parents. Learn what to expect in the early years of parenting in a group environment where we cover a variety of topics from sleep (or lack there of!) to infant massage with qualified guest speakers. Baby Wonders is held on Monday mornings at the Bill McGuire Centre (location change) from 10:00 am-12:00noon. KV3C Playgroup: Experience wonderful ‘play’ mornings with songs, crafts, stories, parachute games, snacks and themed activities designed to enhance children’s holistic learning and meet other families. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to spend fun time together! From 10:00am to 12:00noon at: Bill McGuire Memorial Centre Tuesdays; Quispamsis United Church (change of location) Wednesdays; St. Augustine’s Church, Quispamsis - Fridays. Please call 849-7266, email kv3c@nb.aibn.com or visit www.kv3c.ca for more information. 210 Valley Viewer – December 7, 2010

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PROTECT YOUR DEBIT CARD NUMBER
Even if you're choosy about which ATMs you use, you can still become a victim of identity thieves who place seamless devices on machines to steal debit card information. ATM skimming is a growing problem and the Better Business Bureau recommends consumers take a few steps to protect themselves from becoming the next victim. According to Bankrate.com, ATM skimmers are close to reaping $1 billion annually from unsuspecting consumers. Javelin Strategy & Research estimates that one in five people have become victims. Identity thieves tamper with ATMs in any number of

different ways in order to steal debit card numbers and PINs. It only takes a few seconds to install cameras over the keypad or a device over the card reader. ATMs aren't the only hot spots; credit card swipers at gas pumps and retailers can be tampered with as well. Following are a few ways to fight identity thieves at the ATM: Protect your PIN - when entering your PIN, cover the keypad with your other hand to prevent any cameras from catching your digits. False keypads placed over the real keypad are also a way scammers get PIN numbers so if the keypad looks different, move on; Give it a wiggle - skimming devices are often false panels attached to the ATM - such as where you put your card into the machine. If parts of the ATM look damaged or different, give it a wiggle. Also look for new or suspiciously placed cameras and unusual signage. Don't hesitate to walk away and use another ATM if it doesn't feel right; Be picky with your ATMS - avoid using ATMs in poorly lighted or low trafficked areas. Experts often recommend choosing a bank ATM over standalone ATMs in public places. Not only do identity thieves attach devices to legitimate ATMs to steal numbers. They will also place their own phony ATMS in public places; Keep an eye on your statements - the most vigilant person can still fall victim to ATM skimmers, and it's important to always keep a close eye on your accountsparticularly the itemized breakdown of charges and debits-so that you can quickly report any suspicious activity on your account; Report Fraud Immediately - report any fraudulent activity to your bank as soon as you discover it. Consumer protections for debit cards vary but depend largely on when you report the fraudulent activity. If you wait too long to report the fraud, your bank account could be cleaned out and your bank might not reimburse you. 915

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Some fire safety tips from the members of the Royal Firefighters Association for this holiday season • Choose a fresh Christmas tree. Water daily and locate it away from any heat sources. • Inspect all Christmas lights for cracked wiring before use. • Use candles with care, do not leave them unattended. • Christmas wrappings should be thrown away, do not burn in your fireplace or stove. • Emergency Only Dial 911
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Reminder: HANDEL'S MESSIAH
Maestro Spencer Belyea and the Symphony Chorus & Orchestra will be presenting a local grown, all Saint John performance of Handel's famous oratorio, "Messiah". Maestro Belyea will direct over 80 singers plus chamber orchestra and four outstanding Saint John soloists. Professional soprano Jessica McCormack and baritone Paul Bustin will be joined by two excellent up and coming stars, Heather Flemming mezzo soprano and Owen McCausland tenor. Geoffrey McCausland, who is a principal with the Sudbur y Symphony, will be coming home to be concertmaster for this annual performance of Handel's immortal classic. The chamber orchestra will feature talented conservatory musicians along side local veteran performers. Messiah will be performed at Trinity Church, Monday, December 20th 7:30pm. Advanced tickets are available at Anglican House, Princess Street, or through Trinity Church office, 693-8558, or trinsj@nb.aibn.com $30/$20student. Don't miss this opportunity to hear outstanding local talent performing the world's greatest choral music. 622

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SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS SUPPORT
The Saint John support group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (anonymity respected) meets on Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00noon and Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm at the Community Health Centre (130 Bayard Drive, next to St. Joseph’s Hospital). We define this abuse as a sexual encounter initiated by a family member or extended family member that damaged the child. By ‘extended family’ we mean an aunt, uncle, in-law, step-parent, cousin, friend of the family, teacher, coach, another child, clergy or anyone that betrayed the child’s trust. For more information please call Ron McCann at 650-9985 or email braveandstrong95@yahoo.ca; or Elsie McGraw at mcgrame@nb.sympatico.ca. 614

OPEN MEETING - CLIMATE JUSTICE
What is Climate Justice: Come and share your ideas on Thursday, December 9th from 7:00-9:00pm at the NB Museum in Market Square. Admission is free and there will be coffee tea and treats. Bring along anyone interested in making a difference. To inquire contact Dawn at 652-2809. 617

Looking for a GREAT Stocking Stuffer?
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You can find these ornaments at the following locations: Toyota, Rothesay Avenue • Sarah Mallory-Wright - State Farm Insurance Agency, Loch Lomond Road • Vito’s Take Out, Hampton Road • Guardian Drugs, Marr Road • Shannex Parkland in the Valley, Quispamsis Barb Magee - State Farm Insurance Agency, Hampton Road • Town of Quispamsis For more information call 848-5900 Valley Viewer – December 7, 2010

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SUPPORT TO LOCAL PROGRAMS
The Saint John United Way recently presented Key Industries and First Steps Housing with funding support 616

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ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
The Christmas season is upon us with all it's hustle and bustle. We at Saint Columba Presbyterian Church wish to invite you to celebrate this season with us during our Annual Candlelight Service. The choir will be presenting "The Joyous News of Christmas", a cantata, under the enjoyable and dedicated direction of the Rev. Melvin Fawcett. Through the combination of sung duets, solos and group pieces, we hope everyone who attends will take home the message of the Christmas Season. The Candlelight Service will take place at 1454 Manawagonish Road on Sunday, December 19th at 6:30pm with a reception to follow in the church hall. Call 635-2091 for more info. Merry Christmas! 724

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CAMPING UNDER THE STARS
On a very cold and windy weekend in October the Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers went "Camping Under the Stars". We had 54 Guides and Pathfinders, five Rangers and 20 Guiders from the Kennebecasis area participate. Our area includes all Guiding units from Rothesay to Sussex. The girls had to set up camp (yes tents), cook meals outdoors, had campfire, sang songs, did a scavenger hunt and performed a variety of challenges at night. These included: a night hike, compass in the woods, make a sewing kit, make a ladder to climb a tree, a four-woman/one set of skis challenge, do a proper bed roll, kim games, make a hemp bracelet and more. There was also a comfort center that offered hot chocolate and a chance to warm up before continuing on. New friendships were formed and a deep appreciation for wearing layers and the proper clothing when camping outdoors in the fall! 808

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Parkinson Society Maritime Region now has seven chapters/support groups in New Brunswick. "You are not alone". To find the one nearest you call 1-800-663-2468. 833

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In the photo, Cst. Krystal Daley receives a cheque for $200 from the Hampton Lions Club President, Lion John Good to help with the construction of this year's Santa Clause float. As in years past, the Rothesay Regional Police Force provides the Santa Clause float to the town of Hampton for their parade.
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CARLETON CHORISTERS CONCERT
A Choristers’ Christmas will be held on Tuesday, December 7th 7:30pm at Carleton Kirk United Church, 1 Carleton Kirk Place, Lower West Side. The Carleton Choristers are presenting their annual Christmas Concert which is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Directed by Claire Driscoll and accompanied by Christopher Lane, this choir has something for everyone from humour to the traditional. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased from anyone in the choir or at the door. You can also contact 674-0005 for more information. 721

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The Saint John Toastmasters meet every Monday night 6:008:00pm at Trinity Anglican Church (115 Charlotte St, Saint John). Learn public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive environment using a proven self-paced program. Guests welcome any time. Call 693-2019 for more information; saintjohn.freetoasthost.org/index.html. 606

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ADULT BADMINTON IN KV
There will be Adult Badminton on Monday & Thursday evenings at the KVHS from 7:00-9:00pm. A fun evening of badminton for $2 (shuttles included). For more information contact 849-2665. 213

ADULT VOLLEYBALL
Adult volleyball ($3.00/person) will be held every Wednesday evening (September-June) from 8:0010:00pm at the Rothesay Park Middle School. For more information contact Susan at 635-8830. Please note that if schools are closed/cancelled during the day, volleyball will also be cancelled. 217

LIONS BINGO IN KV
Bingo every Sunday night at the Island View-Quispamsis Lions Club. Doors open at 6:00, and the first game starts at 7:00pm. Full canteen services by Wendy. The Lions Club is located by the Ken Val Co-op in Quispamsis. 203

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Come out and enjoy adult skating at Harbour Station on Mondays from 8:30-9:30am with live music. For more information call Cole 721-6362. 609

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Free classes in Math & English, lower levels up to GED. Small classes, mornings or afternoons, Monday-Friday. Start at your own skill level, work at your own pace. The program will take place at the Carleton Community Centre. Call Jim Burns for more info at 658- 2815. 610

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St. Mark’s Catholic Church
171 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis, E2E 2V6

Phone 849-5111
Web Site: www.stmarksparish.ca Email: stmarkschurch@nb.aibn.com

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A warm welcome awaits all who come
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE

SERVICES
Sunday December 12th - 9:55 am “Night of the Father’s Love”
A Christmas Cantata by Pepper Choplin - Sunday School for all ages. and at 7:30 pm New Directions Contemporary Worship Sunday December 19 at 9:55 Sunday School Christmas Pageant “We value our children and youth and prepare them for the future through our ministry with them while they challenge us to see ourselves through their eyes.”

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Honouring the sadness the season brings

4 PM, DECEMBER 12

CELEBRATING THIS MOST ANCIENT OF FESTIVE SEASONS

4 PM, DECEMBER 19

The Unitarian Universalist Church
545 Sandy Point Road by Hazen White School A Welcoming Non-Creedal Regional Congregation www.uucsj.org

Food for the heart, mind and palate

Unwrapping “Christmas Hope”
this year at Kennebecasis Baptist

Blessings for Christmas everyone and continued blessings in the New Year!
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Nov. 28 thru Dec. 19: Sunday School 9:30am Worship 11:00am “Carols of Hope” Dec 5, 6:00 PM Christmas Eve Services 6:30pm and 8:00pm Boxing Day worship 11:00 am 383 Hampton Road Quispamsis www.kubc.ca

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Paws and Whiskers Sanctuary Inc.

Pet Corner
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We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Looking for a Forever Friend?
Meet Irving!!!
Irving is a 12 week old, short-haired white and black kitten. He's affectionate and very playful, especially when he 'rumbles' with his siblings. He was found with four other kittens in a cardboard box in the woods - obviously someone had abandoned them. Although they were on the thin side and full of parasites, they were otherwise healthy. Two of the siblings have been adopted and the other three, including Irving, are also looking for permanent homes. The other two are black with white markings and all have been treated for parasites. If interested in adopting Irving, please give us a call to make an appointment.

Please visit our website to view the many dogs waiting to find their forever homes.

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Cats are ready for new homes
WHAT IS THE MANDATE OF THE ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE?

Animals for Adoption: The adoption fee for cats in our care is $100.00, which includes: +veterinary examinations Two + Treatment for worms, ear-mites, fleas +clip Nail + Vaccinations with booster + Neuter/Spay + health guarantee 30-day
Paws and Whiskers Sanctuary Inc. is a registered non-profit charitable organization Paws and Whiskers Sanctuary Inc. P. O. Box 4816, Sussex, NB, E4E 5L1 Phone: (506) 433-1256 Email: pawssanctuary@nb.aibn.com Website: www.petfinder.org

The Animal Rescue League is a non-profit organization that provides rescue, temporary housing, care and assistance to abandoned and unwanted animals in our community. We receive no government funding and rely on donations and fund raising in order to continue our work as animal advocates. We do our best to find loving, caring and responsible forever homes for all the animals in our care. We also attempt to educate our community about responsible pet ownership, the humane treatment of animals, and the importance of spaying/neutering your pets.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 642-0920 Please do not forget to spay or neuter YOUR pet.

Animal Rescue League 134 Taylor Avenue Saint John, NB

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WABANAKI OPERATION NIGHT HAWK
It Starts with Scouting. Wabanaki Operation Night Hawk was held on November 26th-28th at Camp Holderville. We had 10 Patrols from St. Stephen through to Kennebecasis participate in the Winter Event. All the Troops went through the weekend experiencing rain, snow, strong winds, cold weather and some sun. The Night Hawk Crest was divided into two parts and everyone had to meet another Scout to receive the opposite piece. This got the youth and adults meeting the entire Camp Site. On Saturday afternoon, there was a demonstration of Outdoor Cooking by Bill Mahaffy and the Venturers. The Competition started at 6:30pm with all the Scouts prepared for a night of skills and activities. After the Competition, Jim Simms, Area Commission and Bill Mahaffy, Trainer, had a late night compiling all the scores and for the first time, there was a three-way tie for First Place. On Sunday Morning Bill Mahaffy lead Scouts Own at the Closing Ceremony. Jim Simms and Brenda Graham, Registrar presented the Night Hawk Trophy and Certificates to the following: Three-way-Tie for 1st Place - 2nd St. Stephen Patrol 201, 1st Ketepec Patrol 203 and 1st Ketepec Patrol 207; 2nd Place - 2nd St. Andrews; 3rd - Place - 1st Westfield. All the participates took home a weekend of memories, smiles, lots of fun, and above all, the friendship that happened at Scout Camp. Brenda Graham, Registrar Wabanaki Operation Night Hawk. 727

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MILL RATS HELP FIGHT HUNGER
More than 6,000 Sports fans from Sussex to St. Stephen picked up tickets to the Mill Rats pre-season opener, which will be held on Thursday, December 9th 7:00pm at Harbour Station. The tickets were a gift from Rogers Communications and in return fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the game or donate a Toonie to the Community Food Basket. “If every fan donates $2 at the game, we stand to make more than $12,000.00 for the food bank”, said Ian McCarthy, President & General Manager of the Saint John Mill Rats Pro Basketball team. “Our players will be donating food items on opening night, and so will the players from the Quebec Kebs. I am hopeful between players and fans we can fill the food bank’s shelves for the holidays”. There are 16 food banks from Sussex to St. Stephen. Last year the Community Food Basket of Saint John gave out 7,084 food orders, 522 more orders than the year before. A recent study by Food Banks Canada shows the need for food banks in New Brunswick has increased by four percent since 2009 and 14% since 2008. “We depend on the generosity of neighbours and friends” said Esther Shanks, the volunteer director of the Community Food Basket of Saint John”. We do not receive any government money to run our operation”. Volunteers from the Food Basket, Saint John High School and Rogers Communications will be at the Mill Rats game Thursday evening to accept donations of food and/or money. Items on the food bank’s wish list include canned fruits and vegetables, tinned tuna, sardines and salmon, breakfast cereal, canned or powdered milk, peanut butter, flour, sugar, coffee, tea and juices. 618

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The Saint John Free Public Library now has more to offer its print challenged patrons thanks to a $5000 grant from the Greater Saint John Community Foundation. An increase in the large print collection and the addition of Playaways are sure to be greatly appreciated by those needing alternate formats for their reading pleasure. Large print books are self-described, and one listens to Playaways as a story plays away in digital format. A triple A battery and earphones are all one needs to hear the story from beginning to end. The story picks up automatically where you last stopped listening, there is volume control, and the speed of the reader’s voice can be adjusted. Fitting comfortably in your pocket at a size slightly smaller than a deck of cards, the Playaway is easily portable. The staff of the Saint John Free Public Library look forward to sharing these items with you thanks to the generosity of the Greater Saint John Community Foundation. 615

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Saint John Association for Community Living
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QUISPAMSIS COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Did you know that the Search Institute has identified School Engagement as one of the 40 building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible? Visit www.searchinstitute.org/assets for more information on the 40 Developmental Assets. SOGO Active: Sogo Active is a program created for one reason: to help youth 13 to 19 years of age challenge themselves and their friends to get moving. Anyone can do it and there's an activity for everyone. There's no excuse, really. So lace up. So have fun. So go sign up now. Visit www.sogoactive.com to register and have a chance to win lots of prizes! KV Santa Claus Parade: Thank you to all volunteers who were a part of making this year's parade a huge success. We truly appreciate your involvement and look forward to working with you on future community events. Arts & Culture Park Outdoor Rink: The outdoor skating rink is open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm (weather permitting). We encourage you to wear a helmet while skating and for everyone's safety, the use of sticks and pucks is prohibited on the ice. For current conditions check out our on-line webcam at www.quispamsis.ca/artpics to view the skating rink, or call 849-5778. Walking/Running Routes: Challenge yourself to trying one, or all three, of our walking/running routes. Located in the heart of the community, the routes begin and end at the Quispamsis Arts & Culture Park. The 1km, 2.5km, and 5km routes were created to support residents in living a more active lifestyle. A map of the routes is located at the entrance to the park, and colour-coded arrows are placed throughout the streets to assist you in navigating the routes. Individual copies of the map are also available at the main counter at the Town Hall and on our website. Up-coming: Some additional items for your calendar: Friday, December 31st - New Year's Eve Day Skate at Quispamsis Memorial Arena. Saturday, January 1st - Mayor's Levee at Quispamsis Town Hall. Saturday, January 8th - Christmas Tree Mulch. qplex: For information on the Quispamsis qplex please visit our website www.quispamsis.ca. Q-mail: If you would like to be added to our email list please email mlucas@quispamsis.ca. Once added to the list you will receive emails about upcoming special events and programs. Calendar of Events: On our website is a user-friendly webcalendar, an interaction opportunity for local community groups, etc. Please feel welcome in posting your upcoming event on this Calendar of Events page. For additional information on future programs, registration forms, special events and facility bookings please visit our website or drop us a line at 849-5778. Submitted By: Megan Lucas, Program Director. 201

School Districts 6 & 8
Offers help in planning your child’s transition from school to adult life. This service is available for all high school students in these districts with an intellectual disability. If you would like more information, please contact Kathleen Basque, Transition Facilitator 658-2122 (office) 654-0413 (cell)
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The 20th annual Operation Red Nose campaign was recently launched in New Brunswick. The 2010 campaign will once again offer safe rides home to party goers - locally in Saint John - until Friday, December 31st. For the 20th year in a row, volunteers are excited to once again help run the program with the goal of making roads safer for all during the holiday season. In 2009, close to 2,000 dedicated volunteers provided more than 2,325 rides throughout New Brunswick. New volunteers are always needed, and welcome. The Operation Red Nose mission, in addition to making roads safer, is to support local youth or amateur sports initiatives. As such, 100% of ORN donations are given to local non-profit youth or amateur sports organizations. This year again, ORN needs the help of volunteers. Without volunteers, a successful campaign is not possible. Volunteering with friends, family or co-workers is fun, and helps keep roads safe. To download a volunteer application form, visit www.operationrednose.com. 900

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ONLY $1,399 FLU-BUG, OR A FOOD-BUG?
By Sarah Blades, BScHP Health Promotion Specialist - Child Safety Link Children have been back in school for only a few short weeks, and may already be bored of sandwiches for lunch. How can you provide a healthy, safe lunch for your children, every day? Lunch planning can be a challenge as many schools do not allow nut products and other food allergens. With recent news of meat recalls and food related sickness, the safety of children's lunches and last night's leftovers is on the minds of many families. Cases of stomach cramps and diarrhea that may be dismissed as a mild "flu-bug" could be caused by a "food-bug" - bacteria or viruses found in food that can cause unpleasant symptoms. Child Safety Link wants to help you keep your family safe from injuries - did you know that poisoning (including food poisoning) is considered an injury? Children are among the most at risk for food poisoning. The following tips can help you keep your children safe from food poisoning: Frequently wash your hands, cooking tools and all surfaces that food has touched when making meals and packing lunches. Use hot, soapy water and rinse well; Separate raw foods from cooked foods during meal preparation and when storing leftovers; Fruits and veggies that are labeled as "Ready to Eat" should also be rinsed under running, drinkable water; Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. When hot and cold foods are allowed to reach room temperature, over time harmful bacteria can grow; The refrigerator life-span of many leftovers - meat, pasta, casseroles, sauces and mixed items is often less than 4 days. Most foods can be frozen to help them last longer. If in doubt, throw it out!; Keep sandwiches and dairy items cold in lunch bags with freezer packs; Keep soup, stews and casseroles hot in insulated food bottles. Pre-heat bottles by filling with boiling water before adding the hot food. If you suspect your child may have been food poisoned, contact Telehealth by calling 1-800-244-8353. For more information on preventing childhood poisonings and other injuries, visit www.childsafetylink.ca. 914 Valley Viewer – December 7, 2010
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BOOTS & BIKES FOR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Season’s Greetings
Come Visit the New Lobster Shop!
Live Lobster $6.00/lb Cooked Lobster $7.00/lb
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Recently, the Rothesay Kings Rotary Club became aware of the need for used shoes and bicycles for the less fortunate in the Dominican Republic. This project all came together very quickly. All that was needed was to put the word out in our local community and it took on a life of it's own. Over 4,000 pairs of shoes, 200 bicycles, vitamins, school supplies, books and an EKG Machine almost filled a 40 foot container - now enroute to La Romana, Dominican Republic. Special thanks to local schools - Lakefield Elementary, Harry Miller, Rothesay Elementary and to Cecelia Clark from KV High. Also to local supporters - Signs Plus, KV Atlantic Superstore, Black's Transfer Ltd., Bikes & Beans, Tropical Shipping, Staples, Angus-Miller Ltd. Insurance, Best Rate Advantage Group, Bridgewater Bank, I.L.A., Paul Curwin, Don Goss, Rheal Guimond and to everyone who donated to our project. We all should be proud of our efforts - what a great community we live in! 204

Call Karen “The Lobster Lady” 672-6419
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SINGLES & FRIENDS NEWS
United Singles’ volleyball continues on Wednesday evenings at Rothesay Park Middle School from 8:00-10:00pm. Breakfast on Sundays, 10:00am at Holly's Restaurant in the Hampton Mall. For more info phone the info line at 696-1914. 819

All personal training done by: Tony Stevenson, Bsc., Kinesiology, Exercise Physiologist, PFLC, MCSEP Email: sportsci@nbnet.nb.ca

AL-ANON/ALATEEN HELP
If your home is unhappy because someone drinks too much we can help you. Al-Anon/Alateen family group www.alanon.alateen.org. Message manager number 6348779. All information strictly anonymous. 809

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TRANSITIONS - HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND
There is a flurry of activity at this time of year as we prepare for the holiday season and the long winter ahead. This passing from one season to another is made easier and more enjoyable, ultimately, with thoughtful planning, preparation and a positive attitude. Similarly, the transition to life after high school is made smoother with a plan. For high school students with an intellectual disability, such as Down's Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), careful planning is also important. A transition plan begins with a vision that is positive and possible for the future of the student and his or her family. It is a process that respects student choices at all stages, and is meant to address the particular needs of the individual and will be as unique as the student is. A Transition Facilitator can help with this process by meeting with the student, family and school-based team to discuss the student's goals and identify the services and supports that will be needed to meet these objectives. The goals can be related to employment, post-secondary training, social inclusion or independent living. The Transition Facilitator may take the leadership role in the development of a transition plan. While the role of professionals is important, the process will be far more effective if a student and his or her parents take an active role in sharing ideas and responsibilities. Parents can take a leadership role by developing ongoing and positive communication with teachers and the other professionals involved. It also helps when families have been proactive by fostering a growing independence and healthy self-esteem at home by adding rights and responsibilities as the child grows and matures over time. For more information on assistance please contact: Kathleen Basque Transition Facilitator, School Districts 6 & 8; 658-2122 or 654-0413; kathleen.basque@nbed.nb.ca. 816

CRISIS LINES AVAILABLE
Crisis lines are available to victims of crime and the general public: SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS LINE (call collect) 1-506454-0437 - an answering service will take your call and a crisis counselor will call you back; CHIMO - Inuit word for friendship open 24/7 everyday and holidays - listening and resources for all types of life problems - 1-800-667-5005; MOBILE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE - 1-888-811-3664. The Saint John Regional Hospital has a Sexual Assault Crisis Nurse on call 24/7. 824

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FUNDING GRANTS AWARDED
To date this year, $18,000 has been granted to 15 community agencies for specific programs: ProKids - Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids; Community Autism Centre - parent training after the diagnosis; Quality Learning NB, West - Storytent; Quality Learning NB, North - Storytent; AIDS Saint John - support group; Charlotte County Boys & Girls Club - summer camp; Teen Resource Centre - Teen Drop-in Zone; Gentle Path Counselling children's anger management (6-12 years); Habitat for Humanity - community education and outreach; Key Industries - assistive devices for everyday living for severely disabled individuals; Saint John Learning Exchange workforce preparation and community kitchen; Sussex Vale Transition House - computer system to help women research job opportunities and information to help them get back on their feet from abusive relationships; First Steps Housing day care for babies of young mothers going to the First Steps School; Charlotte County Dial a Ride - volunteer-run transportation services for individuals to attend medical appointments etc; Elizabeth Fry Society - read-aloud program for incarcerated mothers to keep connected to their children and help encourage a love for reading. As a result, over 2,500 individuals and families will be directly impacted. The operation of these programs is possible thanks to our caring community. Final program funding application deadline for this year is November 30th. Application forms are available from the United Way office by calling 658-1212 or e-mailing sj.unitedway@nb.aibn.com. The 51st Annual United Way Campaign is currently underway with goal of $1.32 million. Over $34 million has been invested into our community since 1959. To make a pledge please call our office, or donate online at www.unitedwaysaintjohn.com.
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CHRISTMAS CONCERT SERIES
Wishing you the best of the Holiday Season from the staff of Billy’s Seafood
On Wednesday, December 15 Harbour View High School will celebrate Christmas with the traditional sounds of the season, as students, staff, and community gather together for the 14th annual Christmas at Harbour View beginning at 7:30pm. The concert in the school auditorium will feature the Harbour View Choral Ensemble, Harbour Jazz, a 22 voice jazz choir, and CODA - the HV Choral Ensemble Alumni Choir, as well as the Grade 10 Band - a 45 piece band comprised of students in Grade 10 Instrumental Music. A number of student soloists and small ensembles will also be featured. The program will include new and traditional music for the Christmas season, including some updated arrangements of popular Christmas favourites. There will also be the opportunity for the audience to join with the choirs in singing some well known Christmas carols. All proceeds will go towards the choir’s upcoming trip to Germany and Austria. General admission is $10.00, $5.00/students/seniors, and $25.00/families. There will also be a sale of Christmas specialty stockings, a Christmas Bake Sale, and a raffle. For further information, contact: Michael Molloy, Harbour View High School, phone 643-2912 or e-mail: michael.molloy@gnb.ca. 722
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Experience the freshest fish & seafood in town at Billy’s Seafood Company Restaurant & Fish Market.

You’re always welcome at Billy’s!
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KV CRUSADERS COLUMN
By Maria Debly Students for Teachers, a fundraising project for a primary school in Uganda, has been very successful. The total amount of money raised in the month of November was $4,000. This was enough to pay for the teachers' salaries for three months, as well as help improve the students' dormitory. Saint John High School had raised money for the building, and the money raised at KV paid for a roof, doors, and windows. Because of these contributions, the students' dormitory is now called "New Brunswick House." Lots of talented KV students will be performing in the annual Variety Show on Thursday, December 9th. The show starts at 7:00pm and admission is $5. The deadline for Grad Class Write-ups is approaching. Grade 12 students can send their write-up (the maximum length is 250 characters) to kvgraduates@gmail.com. For the second year in a row, the yearbooks are full color. To find out more or to purchase a yearbook, visit www.jostensyearbooks.com. Hockey season has started, and there are home games on December 7th, December 14th, and December 21st. All of these games take place at the Quispamsis Arena and start at 8:05pm. The 12 Days of Christmas events have begun and will count down until the last day of classes, December 23rd. 205

SCHOOL DISTRICT 6
SCHOOL CLOSURE/DELAY DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
School District 6 will communicate all information about school closures and delays prior to 6:30 a.m. on local radio stations, toll free at 1-888-868-6555, Snowline at 848-SNOW(7669), District website at www.district6.nbed.nb.ca, or follow us on Twitter at SchoolDistrict6. On days when the weather is uncertain it is good to check and see if schools are open. The School District will consider one of the following options when making decisions regarding school closures during inclement weather situations: 1. Schools will remain open as usual. Therefore, no announcements will be made. 2. All schools will be closed for the day. 3. Some schools will be closed (by geographic region). 4. Buses are delayed one hour, with all schools in the district opening at their regular time to receive students. 5. Schools may be closed early when the weather conditions are anticipated to deteriorate significantly during the day. Every effort will be made to personally notify elementary parents. If the weather is deteriorating, you may want to check your home phone for a message, or our District snow line or website. It is important to ensure that alternate arrangements are in place for your child/children if schools are dismissed early. Ultimately, parents have the final decision in inclement weather situations. If you feel that walking/driving conditions in your particular area are hazardous, you may choose not to send your child/children to school. Absences on these days will not be a factor in determining a student’s attendance record. Andrew Hopper, Superintendent

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Parish of Kingston is sponsoring a Christmas Concert with "Jane 'n Friends" on Saturday, December 18th from 7:009:00pm at the Kingston Parish Hall in Kingston Corner. Join Jane, Barb, and Pam for a Sing-a-long as well! Admission is $8. Proceeds to Harbour Lights Campaign. Light refreshments. Hope to see you there with bells on! 403

PET BIRD RESCUE
Located at 95 Neck Road, Summerville, “Pet Bird Rescue” is a non-profit rescue centre for pet birds who have been neglected or cannot remain in their present home. An effort is made to find homes for them, or a home will be provided until other arrangements can be made. For those who are turning in pets - cage, toys and food must be provided. For more information contact 506-763-3323. 825

Saint John’s newest Yarn Store & Scrapbook Store are now open!!
Owned by Trish Irvine Owned by Christine Ranson

Affordable products, classes for every level, a place to come and knit/scrapbook during store hours, knowledgeable staff, friendly atmosphere. Come check us out! Mention this Ad and receive 10% off your purchase!
Mon-Tues: 9:30am-5pm, Wed-Fri: 9:30am-9pm, Sat: 10am-5pm

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Thank You
I wish to thank my children, brothers, friends and neighbours for their many acts of kindness during my recent surgery. Your prayers, visits, e-mails, phone calls, cards, flowers and food were very much appreciated. I would also like to thank all the staff on 3CN, extra-mural nurses and Mark Leary, the Baptist Chaplain. Last but not least, a thank you to Myra & Herb for caring for our dog.

KENNEBECASIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
1 Landing Court, Quispamsis, 849-5314, 849-5318 (fax), Email: kennebpl@gnb.ca. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 0 : 0 0 a m - 5 : 0 0 p m ; Tu e s d a y Thursday 10:00am-8:30pm; Saturday 9:30-5:00pm; Sunday closed. To register for any programs, please call 849-5314. Childrens Programs: Family Drop-In Table: Our family dropin centre has weekly themes and crafts for parents/caregivers and children to enjoy together. Toddler Story Time: For children 18 months and still under three years and their parents/caregivers. Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11:00am. Registration is not required. Three-and-Up Club Story Time: For children three to five years and their parents/caregivers. Friday mornings from 10:3011:00am. Registration is not required. Reading Buddies Group: For elementary school aged children who are learning English as a second language. Saturdays from 10:30-11:30am. This program is a volunteen program. Please call 849-5314 to register your child. This program runs in conjunction with the Newcomers Coffee Hour. Adult Programs: Newcomers Coffee Hour: Meets every Saturday from 10:3011:30am. Make new friends and practice your English in a comfortable social setting. Everyone welcome. Registration is required. English speaking volunteers needed. This pr ogram runs in conjunction with the Reading Buddies Program. Adult Book Club: Meets every third Thursday between 12:00 and 1:00pm. Registration is not required. Special Events at the Kennebecasis Public Library: Christmas Open House & Children's Puppet Show: Friday, December 10th at 10:30am. Registration is not required. 404

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SJ MULTICULTURAL & NEWCOMERS RESOURCE CENTRE
New students and volunteers are welcome at the Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre’s English conversational classes. English classes are held on the fourth floor of the City Market at the following times: Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00pm. These classes provide a comfortable, informal setting for people to practice and develop their Foot Health Center English skills. Participants The Shoe Fits, Inc. have an opportunity to carry John Hooper, C Ped (C) Tel 333-5552 on discussions and meet new fhc@nbnet.nb.ca people from a wide range of Services: ! Custom made orthotic insoles cultures. The centre ! Orthopedic footwear welcomes new students and ! Compression hosiery volunteers to join our growing groups. CLINIC LOCATIONS: 14 Centennial Rd, For further information on Hampton the classes, or to volunteer, 33 Beaverbrook Ave, please contact Nathan White Saint John a t 6 4 2 - 4 2 4 2 o r By Appointment only, nathan.white@sjmnrc.ca. evening and weekend
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TIS' THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY SCAMS
The holidays are a happy time for food, family, and friendship, but they are also a time for fraud. Consumers can fall into any number of traps over the holidays and become victim to identity thieves, hackers and deceptive merchants online. The BBB recommends being on the lookout for the following scams this holiday season: Scam shopping sites online - We're all looking for a great deal online, but some sites offer electronics or luxury goods at prices that are too good to be true. Every holiday season BBB hears from holiday shoppers who paid for a supposedly great deal online, but received nothing in return. BBB advice: Always look for the BBB seal when shopping online and click on the seal to confirm it is legitimate. When shopping on sites that you aren't household names, check the business out with the BBB before you buy. Finding the season's hottest toys and gadgets online - Every year, holiday shoppers fight over the "must have" toy or gadget of the season. When the item is sold out in stores, you can often find it online for a much steeper price. The problem is that some sellers will take your money and run. BBB Advice: Shop on local buy and sell sites and conduct the transaction in person - never wire money as payment. When purchasing items on auctions like eBay, research the seller extensively and always listen to your doubts if the deal doesn't sound legit. Identity theft at the mall - While you're struggling at the mall with bags of presents, identity thieves see an opportunity to steal your wallet and debit or credit card numbers. BBB Advice: Don't let yourself get bogged down in purchases and lose track of your wallet. Know where your credit and debit cards are at all times and cover the keypad when entering your pin number while purchasing items or getting money from the ATM. Bogus charitable pleas - The holidays are a time of giving which creates a great opportunity for scammers to solicit donations to line their own pockets. Also beware of solicitations from charities that don't necessarily deliver on their promises or are illequipped to carry through on their plans. BBB Advice: Always research a charity with the Canada Revenue Agency to verify if it is registered in Canada. Phishing e-mails - Phishing e-mails are a common way for hackers to get at your personal information or break into your computer. Common phishing e-mails around the holidays include e-cards and messages pretending to be from companies like UPS or FedEx with links to package tracking information. BBB Advice: Don't click on any links or open any attachments to e-mails until you have confirmed that they are not malicious. E-mail addresses that don't match up, typos and grammatical mistakes are common red flags of a malicious phishing e-mail. Also beware of unsolicited e-mails from companies with which you have no association. Make sure you have current antivirus software and that all security patches have been installed on the computer. 916

DEAR EDITOR
My cousin, Ben Gamble, from the Kingston peninsula is currently in a contest to be the next 'paradise hunter'. A job which would involve travelling the world to find paradise. He has tons of travel experience, and is very good at seeing the beauty in everything. Best of all, if he wins, he is giving half of his earnings to the Benin Orphanage Foundation, a registered charity his family started to build an orphanage in Benin, West Africa. Ben needs to be voted in the top five in order to guarantee himself an interview with the judges, and is currently in #5. Yo u c a n v o t e o n l i n e a t http://www.paradisehunter.com/vote/Bengamble.html once per day. Any votes would be appreciated. 123

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RCL KENNEBECASIS BRANCH #58

Ossekeag Publishing will have it’s annual NEW YEAR

feature in the January & February issues of the Valley Viewer magazine.
Publication Date

NewYou
Deadline Date

Jan 18 Feb 1

Jan 7 Jan 21

61 Marr Road, Rothesay, NB E2E 5Y8 (506) 847-5146 Branch Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:308:00pm; Friday 2:30pm-12:00mid-night; Saturday 12:00noon-9:00pm; Sunday 1:307:00pm. Sundays - 10:30am-12:30pm, Sunday Brunch $6.00/person; 2:00-5:00pm, Rummoli every second Sunday. Tuesdays - 7:00pm, Executive Committee meeting the second Tuesday of each month, with General Meeting following at 8:00pm. Fridays - 9:00pm-12:00midnight, Karaoke. Saturdays - 3:00-6:00pm, Shuffleboard. Membership Renewal: Early Bird contest continues. Renew and become eligible for free year membership. Details at Branch. Veterans-need help?: Veterans in need of assistance with VAC applications, disabilities, frailty, medical treatment contact Branch Service Officer - Comrade Norman Gaillard 847-5146. Serving the Public: Catering - all events within and without menus and costs at Br #58. Facilities Rental - two rooms available for functions and business/private meetings, fee schedule and reservations available. 206

Contact Dave at 832-5613 to book your advertizing space.
Are you new to the area? Do you have a new baby? Have you opened a business?

SKATE TO CARE FUNDRAISER
In support of Skate to Care a Zumba fundraiser will be held on Friday, December 10th 7:00pm at the Quispamsis Rec Ctr. Entry is $8/participant. This event will have a party theme w i t h d i s c o l i g h t s . Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n s e e zumbasaintjohn.com. 219

Call Welcome Wagon today to receive your basket/briefcase full of information and FREE gifts!

DECEMBER AT EAST BRANCH
May Moore will display her artwork during the month of December at the library. Come browse her lovely paintings anytime the library is open. Artists who are interested in displaying at the library in the future, please contact us. Every Thursday during the month of December - Preschool Story Time 10:3011:00am. Enjoy fun books, play games and make a cool craft to take home! Special Saturday, December 18th 2:303:30pm. Come enjoy festive stories and make Christmas tree ornaments to take home! Hackmatack Children’s Book Club - last Wednesday of every month and on December 22nd from 6:30-7:00pm. Book club for children in Grades 4-6. Read and vote for your favourite Fiction and Non-Fiction book from our chosen nominees. Family Drop-In Table - available anytime the library is open. Stop in during the month of December to read books about Winter, Santa, Snow, Christmas and New Years! Enjoy a colouring sheet and activity page about the weekly theme! Seasonal Open House - Wednesday, December 8th from 3:30-7:30pm, stop by the library’s open house and join us for festive treats and celebrate this joyous time of year! 214

Call 866-873-9948 or visit our website www.welcomewagon.ca

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KV MIDGET “A” RED SOX 2010 PROVINCIAL CHAMPS
L-R - front row: Brandon Lawrence, Josh Finlay, Pat Gogan, Ryan Ramier, Neil Titus, Duane Titus (Assistant coach). Back row: Keith Barry (Coach), Adam Barry (Trainer), Philip Dewer, Evan Tobias, Evan Fraser, Michael Bergeron, John Grant, Connor Moore, Ben Morrow, Henri Bergeron (Coach) Missing from photo - Justin Barry, Duncan Gilles. 220

BRADLEY LAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Bradley Lake Community Centre which can accommodate up to 150 people is available to rent for weddings, receptions, birthday parties (includes a large kitchen). For more information or to make a booking for an event please call 847-8442 or 847-7170. 216

KV WESLEYAN - FITNESS CLASSES
Ladies Community Fitness classes are held Monday-Friday from 8:45-9:45am at Kings Valley Wesleyan. 215

KENNEBECASIS SENIORS CITIZENS CLUB
The Kennebecasis Seniors Club meets on Tuesdays from 1:30-4:00pm at St. David’s United Church in Rothesay. A short business meeting followed by Bridge, 45's, Cribbage and lunch. For more information call 847-1283. 212

Good Companions
Boarding Establishment for Cats & Dogs

Open December 1st, 2010
We are taking reservations NOW!
Private & Personal Pet Care Set in 100 Acres of Country Professionally Qualified Proprietors Specializing in Senior Pets All Breeds of Any Age Welcome Luxury Size Suites for Cats & Dogs

Providing Kindness & Professional Care for Your Pets John & Sally Weston, Located in Kingston

506-832-3753
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“We will HUFF ‘N PUFF and blow your house in”

‘CURL FOR CANCER’ EVENT UPDATE
The staff at Wyndham Worldwide recently organized their annual Curl For Cancer event at the Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club. The 10th anniversary was a record breaking year with funds raised totaling $18,500. These funds will support the Canadian Cancer Society in its mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of those living with cancer. The top fundraising team was the Taylor family who raised over $2000. The Internal Fundraising Committee at Wyndham raised over $4000 prior to the Curling event. 611

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Cindy Floyd (second from left) of the Canadian Cancer Society presents a Certificate of Appreciation to the staff at Wyndham who were involved with the event. From left to right Mark Fullerton, Internal Fundraising; Cindy Floyd; Kristine McNamee, co-chair Curl for Cancer committee; Kim Vessey, Internal Fundraising and Jill MacKay, co-chair of the committee.

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Thanks to everyone who have already purchased tickets and/or were going to, the event “A Night of Music and Magic” New Years Eve has been cancelled due to a Medical Emergency with the main performer. Imperial Box Office is working on Refunding people their money. It is very unfortunate to have to cancel so close to the actual event but we appreciate everyone’s support! We look forward to seeing you at future events and hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! 838

432-1333
CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS CONCERT
The Portland United Church will be holding a “Christmas Delights” concert on Tuesday, December 14th at 7:30pm. The evening will include the Saint John Men’s Chorus, directed by David Mitchell in partnership with the Salvation Army Auxiliary. Tickets are $15 and are available at Dave Shoot’s Books Cellar, Pictures Plus, Ve r o n i c a ’ s M u s i c a n d Kennebecasis Drugs. 811

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Newly Constructed facility Individual indoor & outdoor runs Large Fenced exercise/play area Individual leashed walks

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211 Lakefield Rd, Cassidy Lake

WELCOME TO BLOOMFIELD
7 MINUTES FROM HAMPTON... 20 MINUTES TO SUSSEX BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME, GORGEOUS NEW CONSTRUCTION ON SITE BE IN YOUR NEW HOME BY CHRISTMAS CALL SHIRLEY RYAN FOR DETAILS, 333-1177

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FUNDRAISING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS SEASON
Since 2002, PRO Kids has helped over 4,000 local children and youth to participate in many different recreation activities. You can help PRO Kids continue their great work: Get in shape for the season by attending Zumba classes instructed by Robyn Giffin every Sunday evening at 7:00pm until January 9th, 2011 at Glen Falls School. Admission is $5/adult, $8 /adult with one child under 12, and $10/adult with two children under 12. For more information on PRO Kids, call 658-2908. 624

Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program

Are you a forever home?
www.greyhoundadoption.ca

ANTI-BULLYING NEW NUMBER
A youth-created Anti-Bullying Website toll-free line for youth, parents, and the general public can be accessed 24/7, 365 days a year by anyone in Canada. Anyone may access the (new) toll-free number at: (877) 352-4497. 803

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GOOBIE FUNDRAISER UPDATE
A benefit was held at the Fairvale Outing Association on November 12th for Danny Goobie, who suffers from MS, to help with the expenses for his up-coming Liberation treatment in Rhode Island. It was a very successful evening thanks to the generosity of the many people who attended, those who sent in donations and those who donated items for the Silent Auction, including the following companies: Ossekeag Publishing Ltd.; Quispamsis Dairy Queen; Hampton Dollar Store; Hampton Flower Shop; Hampton Home Hardware; Home Depot; Kent's Building Supplies; Ken Val Co-op; KV Funeral Home; Kozy Korner; Lifestyles Health & Fitness Studio; Medequip; Midland Tr a n s p o r t L i m i t e d ; M o o s e h e a d Breweries Limited; Hampton NAPA Auto Parts; Reid's Funeral Home; Ron's Convenience (Shell); Schooner Safety Supplies; Sunny Corner; The Estey Group; The Potting Shed; United Rentals; Wellesley Avenue Shell. We would like to thank the following entertainers, who made the evening such a great success: Jeff Matheson, Brad Trecartin, Tara Goobie, Melissa Brennan, George Boone, Keith Facey, Fran Reid, Don Robinson, Rick & Janet Golding, and Before the Mast-Sea Shanties. Our thanks go out to the Fairvale Outing Association Committee for the use of the hall and for all their kindness and help. Danny would like to thank the Fund Raising Committee for organizing this event for him. 406 Valley Viewer – December 7, 2010

MOTORCYCLES FROM

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*Prices are based on the following new models; CRF50F/ HS520C2/EU100 with MSRPs of $1799/$999/$999, respectively. All applicable freight, assembly and pre-delivery inspection charges , licence, registration and applicable taxes are extra. Offers valid at participating Honda Motorcycle and Power Equipment dealers in Canada only. Dealer may sell for less. Prices/offers subject to change or extension without notice. Errors and omissions excepted. Dealer order or trade may be necessary. See dealer for full details.

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Building a Deck? Building Anything?
Use our quality lumber for best results. Tongue & Groove Pine Sikkens Stain Cedar Decking Kiln Dried Construction Lumber Hemlock Retaining Walls Siding K.D. Pine

KOC CRIB
The Knights of Columbus Council #6766, is hosting Cribbage Games every Thursday at 7:30pm. Admission $5.00 for eight games. Have fun, meet new friends, win prizes. To be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, lower hall on Gondola Point Road, Rothesay. Enter via the back door on the right.
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McMillan Forest Products Ltd. Belleisle Creek 485-1010

VON FOOT CLINIC IN QUISPAMSIS
VON Foot Clinics in Quispamsis are held at St. Mark’s Church (Pettingill Road) every Wednesday. For more information/appointments please call the VON Office at 635-1530. 209

When it comes to lumber – We Deliver!

Don’t get stuck waiting until the last minute for your holiday advertising.

ST. JAMES THE LESS ACW
The St. James the Less ACW meets for quilting every Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm. For more information contact 847-3268. 211

To book your holiday greetings or advertise your holiday shopping sales contact Dave at 832-5613 or email at dave@ossekeag.ca

Did you know that up to October 31st of 2010 8,288 Canadians lost almost 30 million dollars to mass marketing fraud and 5,100 Canadians were victims of identity theft totaling $7,338,693.75! Those numbers reflect only about 10% of total dollars lost as most people “do not report” being victims of fraud. The ABC’s of Fraud Awareness Program, sponsored by the New Brunswick Securities Commission and the Saint John Volunteer Centre, presents a free program illustrating the latest frauds and scams and supplying hand outs and information. The program is presented across the Province in both French and English. Call us for information and let us help you to Recognize It, Report It and Stop It! Sharon Stout (English) or Marie LeBlanc (French), Provincial Coordinators - Saint John Vo l u n t e e r C e n t r e 6 5 8 - 1 5 5 5 o r 8 7 7 - 3 3 2 - 1 5 5 5 ; Vol.training@nb.aibn.com, www.volunteercentresj.com. 804

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CONSUMER COMPLAINT RESPONSE TIPS

As much as we try, no one is perfect. Problems arise simply as part of doing business. When it is a mistake your Dave Bartlett, along with the management and staff of company made, or a customer that Ossekeag Publishing, would like to congratulate cannot be pleased no matter what you say or do, there are sure to be times of the recipient for the conflict in every business. Saint John Board of Trade Emerging Enterprise Award. Sometimes communication breaks The award recognizes new businesses down between you and your customer just beginning to make their mark. due to different perspectives on what and how something should have been done. Often, a Ossekeag Publishing Co. Ltd. complaint is filed with the BBB. We are here to help as a ... Your Community Connection neutral third party. Here are six steps to help you respond in Home of the Hampton Herald, Sussex Herald, Valley Viewer & WesTides an effective manner to a complaint filed with the BBB: 1. Stick to the facts! When replying to a complaint, take passion out of the response. Draft your reply and let it sit for that they are right. a day. We don't need a novel, but give us as much 4. Unless communication has completely broken down information as you can to help us see that you have already between you and the complainant, keep in direct contact done, or will be doing, all you can for the complainant. with the consumer even after your reply has been sent to Remember, we are going to forward your response to the ensure that all of their issues have been fully addressed and complainant, so you do not want to make things worse by resolved. insulting them. 5. Remember that we offer mediation/arbitration services 2. Have another person in your office read your response, to as a free member benefit. It is a great opportunity for all identify industry terms that people outside of your field parties to meet with an impartial third party (not a Bureau would not understand. employee but a trained mediator/arbitrator) to get the 3. Put yourself in the complainant's shoes when drafting a facts straight for everyone. Mediation service is a valuable reply. You may feel the issue is without merit, but it was member benefit in that it allows you to avoid a potential trip important enough for the complainant to bring to the to court. attention of the BBB. Do not state their issue is not valid, 6. The key to satisfactorily settling a complaint is to find legitimate, or without merit. They feel just as adamantly resolution, so you can move on to the next job or client. 909

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REFRIGERATION & AIR-CONDITIONING INC.

ON OUR COVER BARRED OWL VISIT
This owl appeared in our garden in Rothesay one afternoon recently - a Barred Owl (maybe), he/she was gorgeous. He/she sat and looked at us through our window for about 10 minutes. Just wondering if this is a rare occurrence - anyone else ever had an owl visit like this? Suzi & Steve Outerbridge. 221

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The 3rd Rothesay Brownie Unit recently purchased food items for the KV Food Basket. 218

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Brown Owl, Elizabeth Jadoo (left) and Happy Owl, Judy Kilpatrick (back) with the 3rd Rothesay Brownie Unit and the non-perishable food items they purchased for the KV Food Basket, their annual Community Care activity.

CITY MARKET SENIOR’S CENTRE
Meals: Monday thru Friday (except holidays)11:30am12:30pm. Our meals are open to the public at a cost of $6.00 for a complete healthy meal - it is the best deal in town: Monday - ground beef; Tuesday - turkey; Wednesday - ham & potato scallop; Thursday - chicken; Friday - fish. When Monday is a holiday, we offer Ground Beef on Tuesday, and the menu remains as posted for the rest of the week. Bingo: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30 pm Cards(45's): Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. For further information, contact Paula at 693-8587. We are accessible by elevator. 607

175 Hampton Rd Quispamsis 216-0697 • 639-4347 • 651-8114
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“Play courses from around the world on our golf simulator!”
Parties or Private Functions Available Private Lessons Available • Kids Golf School

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Fairweather Tire & Automotive
314 Rothesay Avenue 634-1050
Family owned and operated since 1945 fairweathertire.ca Monday - Friday 8 - 5 Saturday 8 - 12 noon

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LITERACY TIPS

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WINTER MAINTENANCE
Rothesay requests the public’s assistance in conducting winter maintenance activities.
Any vehicle left on Town streets, roads or sidewalks so as to impede snow removal or maintenance to roads or sidewalks will be towed at owner’s expense. Any person removing snow from private property onto Town streets, roads or sidewalks is liable to a fine.

Tip for parents of French immersion students. There are no expectations that parents will be able to understand or speak French. However, there are many things you can do to ensure your child has a positive second language experience: Encouragement - be supportive and enthusiastic; Expose your child to French language outside the school - borrow or buy French books and videos, watch French-language television, encourage community activities that bring your child in contact with the French language and culture; Read to your child in English to foster a love of language. 823

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ILLEGAL DUMP HOTLINE
Illegal dumps have no boundaries. In New Brunswick they can be found along public roads, near streams, on private property, along railroad lines, and other out-of-the-way places. Illegal dumping is misplaced solid waste and raises concerns over safety, property values and quality of life. It is also referred to as ‘open dumping’, ‘fly dumping’, ‘midnight dumping’, and ‘wildcat dumping’, because materials are often dumped in open areas, from vehicles and, at times - late at night. An examination of the literature suggests economics and low risk are factors affecting decisions to illegally dump. More specifically, research indicates those who illegally dump do so because they: Lack a sense of ownership; Believe someone else will clean up what they have disposed of; Lack public awareness about the health and environmental risks. If you are aware of an illegal dump site, please contact the “Illegal Dump Hotline”, or use another avenue, should you prefer, being sure to provide sufficient information as to location: Toll-Free 1-877-777-4218; Fax (506) 847-1369; Email report@nbnet.nb.ca. 827

MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS

HO! HO! HO!
Almost the Holidays you know
Entertainment 50% off $774.50

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER WORKSHOPS
Helping women with cancer - Look Good Feel Better free workshops which help women deal with the appearancerelated side-effects of their illness. Find support - lift your spirits - gain confidence! Join us in Saint John the 3rd Monday of every month from 1:30-3:30 in the Oncology Conference room. Registration required - contact Tina at 648-6885. 839

Recliner 50% off $399.00

High End Boutique
Curio Special $999.00

Rowena’s

Jones, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nine-West Fashion, Accessories, Purses

19 Waterloo Street, Saint John, 657-7632
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9:30am-5pm www.simplyfurniture.ca

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TOWN OF ROTHESAY RECREATION EVENTS
Skate with Santa: Come Skate with Santa on Sunday, December 12th from 3:004:00pm at the Rothesay Arena. Free admission and hot chocolate. Winter Speaker Series: Thursdays from January 14th to February 17th from 7:008:00pm at the Rothesay Town Hall (Common Room): January 13 th Community & Internet Safety for our children (Rothesay Regional Police); February 10th - History of Rothesay with Jude Carson and Gretchen Kelbauch. Other topics include: Wine tasting with Craig Pinhey, Organizing kid's spaces with Elaine Shannon and Developing pre-reading skills with "Talk with Me". (Dates TBA). Speaker Series events are free and no registration required. Rothesay Arena Events: Sundays - Family Skating from 3:004:00pm, $2/each or max $5/family; Mondays from 2:453:45pm & Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm, Tot & Parent Skate - no charge; Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:15-3:15pm, Tot & Parent Hockey, no charge; Mondays from 12:00noon1:00pm, Senior Skate, no charge: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 9:45-11:45am Adult Scrim Hockey (age 19+), $6/player; Wednesdays from 12:00noon-1:15pm & Fridays from 2:15-3:30pm Adult Scrim Hockey (age 50+), $4/player. Interested in Community Gardening? The Rothesay Recreation Department is exploring the idea of creating a community garden for our residents in Rothesay. The idea is to have divided plots in a fenced-in communal area for people to grow food for themselves and their families. If you have any feedback or are interested in being involved in this exciting new project please contact the recreation department at 8486652 or cindybishop@rothesay.ca. Want updates? If you would like to receive periodical emails from Rothesay Recreation with information on upcoming events please email cindybishop@rothesay.ca to get on the list! 223

December 11 & 12 (Sat. & Sun.)10 am - 5 pm December 18 & 19 (Sat. & Sun.)10 am - 5 pm

Open House & Christmas Sale!

Meet Our Milk Goats Brown Sugar & Gaylene

“Refreshments” Door Prizes

Saponetta Divino 15 Teed Rd., Cliffton Royal, Kingston Penninsula 506-763-2258 www.divinesoap.ca divsoap@nb.sympatico.ca

PARENTS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Healing and Hope for your broken heart ... if you have suffered the loss of a precious son or daughter. The parents support group meets at Family Plus Life Solutions, 199 Chesley Drive, 2nd Floor, the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. For more information call 634-8295. 832

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GO Green this Christmas with….

Now Booking for Christmas Parties
www.liveattheblueolive.com www.medrestaurant.com Gift Certificates Available

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SJ FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
1 Market Square, Saint John, 643-7220 Preschool Storytime: 10:30-11:00am, Wednesdays & Saturdays for ages 3-5. Theme based stories, songs, fingerplays and lots of crayons too! Younger children welcome with an adult. Toddler Time: If you are between 18 & 36 months, bring your favourite adult for 30 minutes of fingerplays, rhymes, songs and stories. Please pre-register by calling 643-7239. Morning Program - Tuesdays - December 7th & 14th 10:30-11:00am; Evening program - Thursdays, December 9th & 16th (pj’s welcome) 6:30-7:00pm. Hackmatack Reading Club: 3:45-4:45pm, explore, read and discuss books by Canadian authors nominated for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice book Award. Geared to Grades 4-6. The next meeting is Friday, December 17th. Family Drop-in: Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy books and activity sheets based on a theme that changes weekly. Available anytime the library is open. Wednesday, December 8th - 1:00am-1:00pm, Christmas Open House; 12:00noon-1:00pm, Traditional Book Club discussing Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. All are welcome, for more info call 643-7237; 2:30-3:30pm, Wii bowling for adults, no experience necessary. Call 643-7236 for more info. Saturday, December 11th - 9:30-10:15am, Music & Muffins “Seasons Greetings” - the SJ String Quartet will supply the music and we’ll supply breakfast. Storytime follows at 10:30am.; 2:00-3:00pm, Chess Club for children and teens of all ages and playing levels. Help is available. Phone 643-7237 for more info. Wednesday, December 15th - 12:00noon-1:00pm, Book Club for Men - Doyle, Roddy. The Commitments. New York: Vintage, 1987.Wednesday, December 15th or Saturday, December 18th - 10:30am, Storytime Christmas Party. Holiday stories, tasty treats and a Christmas craft to take home. This is our final storytime of the year. Storytime resumes on January 6th. Conversation, Cards & Checkers for Adults - from 2:30-3:30 on alternate Wednesdays (December 15th). Newcomer’s Coffee Hour - Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00pm. Practice your English in a comfortable setting. Looking for English speaking volunteers. Young Volunteers: 3:45-5:00pm Wednesdays until December 15th. Application forms are available at the circulation desk. Phone 643-7237 for more information. Holiday Hours: The library will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, December 28th. The library will close at 5:00pm on Friday, December 31st and remain closed until Tuesday, January 4th, 2011. 602

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Dec 31, 2010
Ring in the new year at Phoenix Dinner Theatre and start your year off right.
CALL NOW FOR RESERVATIONS website: www.phoenixdinnertheatre.com • Receptions • Fundraising • Special Events

A sincere thank you goes out to all family, friends, and people that took part in making my benefit on Saturday, Nov 13th such a success. To the people that brought and donated items for the Silent Auction, a special Thank You. Words cannot express my appreciation. God Bless each and everyone.

Thank You

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Musings
By Debbie Hickey
GREMLINS AND WHITE KNIGHTS
You may recall from previous Musings that I joined a beginner Tai Chi group this fall. After the initial couple of weeks stressing that I couldn't remember the sequence of moves, I relaxed and have been enjoying the mental challenge. At the end of this week's class there had been some wet snow that had fallen and frozen to the car windshield. I started the car and turned the heat on to start the melting process and looked for the snowbrush/scraper. Since it was the first time this season that I needed to scrape my windshield (the joys of a garage!), the brush was still in the trunk. No sweat. Put the car in neutral and made sure the emergency brake was on before hopping out of the car (I had the Subaru which is standard shift). Eventually found the brush (trunk light is apparently burned out) and merrily scraped the windshield. Done. Like I said, no sweat. Still on a high from the class and watching the Saint John group do the full set that I am still learning. Time to go home. Perhaps not . . . the car doors are locked. There I stand, snowbrush in hand, locked out of my running car. My purse, with the cell phone I carry but rarely use, is in the car. Back inside to borrow a phone to call M.A.A. (that's Mikie's Auto Association, an exclusive club with great rates but the service is sometimes a little grumpy).Fortunately I was just ten minutes from home, so the White Knight (okay maybe mostly gray) was able to bail me out fairly quickly and off home I went (with him right behind me). His only comment was "Next time leave your window down" - quite restrained under the circumstances. So where does the gremlin come in? Although Michael is certain I accidently locked the doors myself as I exited the car, I am equally certain I did not. The Subaru does have an auto door lock that locks all of the doors the first time the brakes are applied after starting the car. The door locks release when the car is turned off, but it is sometimes a real nuisance when dropping someone off with the car still running. I am sure that there is a gremlin in that system somewhere that locked me out of my running car. At any rate, the few minutes I was waiting for my white knight to arrive were well spent by scraping the ice off the windshields of the cars of those who were meeting inside. My good deed for the day. Earlier that day my brother had bailed out Michael with a problem with his truck, Michael was on his way to bail me out, the least I could do was pay it forward. Gotta love winter. 801

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CHRISTMAS TREES CHRISTMAS TREE U-CUT, 65 Ernest Smith Road, Titusville; follow our signs. Mon. - Sat. 9:00am - 6:00pm. 832-5775. CHRISTMAS TREES, u-cut & pre-cut, and wreaths. L & R Evergreens, 92 Route 870, 433-4229. EMPLOYMENT PT WORK FOR Ft Moms. Work for yourself not by yourself. Free website, unlimited support, computer required. www.allkidsmatter.com. LOOKING FOR INCOME opportunity? Join the fastest growing group in Watkins today, free info and training www.tsginfo.com (code nb8924), 362-2926. RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CLEANER required for 30 hrs/week. Must have prior experience, be hard working and reliable. E m a i l R i t e Wa y C l e a n e r s fallon508@hotmail.com. GOT A PLAN "B"? Turn 5-10 hours/week into $1000.00+/month. Operate a mini office outlet from your computer, FREE evaluation. www.yourfreedomoffice.com. ENTERTAINMENT MARIE SHORT COUNTRY Christmas Concert, Sunday, December 12, 2:00pm, Hampton High School, featuring all our regulars along with special guests Living Water Trio, Gordon Brown, Vera DeAmbrose, Matt Hayes, Allison Inch. Admission $12.00 at the door. FIREWOOD SPRINGFIELD FIREWOOD dry, seasoned, split firewood, delivered. Call 485-2349. FIREWOOD FOR SALE, fresh cut. Call Ken Northrup, 832-4326, or Jamie, 485-0986, leave message. FOR RENT 2 BEDROOM APT., 10 Scott Ave., no smoking, no pets, deposit required, $500/month, available immediately. 8323333. FOR SALE USED APPLIANCES, EXTERIOR/Interior Doors, tires (most sizes), cast iron tub with legs and taps, new sky light, used windows, set of brown commercial glass exterior doors and household items. 218 Main St. Norton. REAL ESTATE FLORIDA VACATION PROPERTY & LAND, Tarpon Springs, Florida. Mobile home 12'x58' on large lot, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, all furniture included, fully electric, central heat & air. Enclosed car port, screened and glassed in Florida room. Close to fishing lake. $30.00/month association fee for use of rec. room, shuffleboard etc. Unit is spotless and in a quiet location with a boat landing and storage area. These units are priced to sell. Seasonal rentals available. Pictures and further details, please contact Mrs. Terry Ballentine at 1-727-409-1189 or tballentine@tampabay.rr.com. FLORIDA VACATION PROPERTY & LAND, Tarpon Springs, Florida. Mobile home 24'x50' on 50'x80' lot. Newly refurbished with new flooring, bathrooms and kitchen. 2 bdrm, 2 bath in excellent condition. Fully electric with central heat and air. 2 blocks from fishing lake. $30.00 per month Association fee for use of rec. room, shuffleboard etc. Unit is spotless and in a quiet location with a boat landing and storage area. These units are priced to sell. Seasonal rentals available. Pictures and further details, please contact Mrs. Terry Ballentine at 1-727-409-1189 or tballentine@tampabay.rr.com. FLORIDA VACATION PROPERTY & LAND, Tarpon Springs, Florida. Mobile home 14'x55' on large lot, 55'x80'. 1 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, fully electric with central heat & air, all furniture included. Unit has been refurbished with flooring, bathroom & kitchen etc. Near fishing lake, unit is spotless and in a quiet location with a boat landing and storage area. These units are priced to sell. Seasonal rentals available. Pictures and further details, please contact Mrs. Terry Ballentine at 1-727-409-1189 or tballentine@tampabay.rr.com. SERVICES OFFERED RENOVATIONS, NO JOB too small, good rates, quality work, ask for Mike. 609-0658. HENDERSON OVERHEAD DOORS Laforge. Sales and services of overhead doors, operators and weather stripping of all models. Phone 485-2151. BUYING JUNK CARS, trucks, travel trailers, motor homes, farm machinery. I pay you cash. Call 721-4255. GETTING MARRIED (Book Early). Civil weddings performed when and where you choose. Telephone 847-2079. BRIAN'S MAINTENANCE & HOME REPAIR Carpentr y, kitchens, bath, painting, ceramic tile, electrical etc. Over 20 years experience. Free estimates. Call Brian 8392296. FREE PICK UP of junk cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment. Small fee for appliances and small scrap. Drop off site 54 Backland Road, Kingston. 763-2933 or 3339067. COUNTRY HAIRSTYLING 234 Hammond River Rd., Quispamsis. Great prices, great hours. Look forward to seeing you. Sandra Smith 849-2118. HERITAGE UPHOLSTERY. Residential, commercial, recreational, restyling and customization. Trust your furniture to the professionals. The most training and experience in the Kennebecasis. Serving you for 30 years. Offering project classes. 849-8008. CLEAN UP SERVICES, yard, basements, JUNK, will haul away anything. Prices very reasonable. Kevin 847-4304 or cell 7218204. PROFESSIONAL GEL NAILS, full set $50.00, fills $35.00. KV area. 640-0345. WEDDING OFFICIANT will help plan unique ceremony, when, where, and how you wish. Book now for best dates. Janet 847-9833. M. TAYL OR CONSTRUCTION, new construction, renovations, floors, doors & windows, trim, roofs, decks, gazebos, siding, fully insured, professional work. 645-1077. DAVE'S LIGHT TRUCKING & Cleaning Service, junk, garbage, construction, demolition, brush, decks, small moving jobs. 7 days a week. Also picking up unwanted vehicles. 832-3982 or 653-0026. RITE WAY CLEANERS is looking for more clients in the KV and surrounding areas. Services offered: general house cleaning, decluttering, organizing etc., also accepting commercial clients. Free estimates. 832-3894. SNOWPLOWING KV AREA, Don't get stuck this year, call for early booking. Taking new customers for 2010-2011 season. Call, ask for Kevin, 721-8204 or 847-4304. VILLAGE UPHOLSTERY & Refinishing Craftmanship. RV's, boat covers, recovering & restyling repairs. HD foam, T-Trailers, caning, seagrass, canvas. 832-7870. FOR SCRAP - Cash for cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, mowers, anything made of copper, brass, aluminum. Free drop off for all metal, items big or small, batteries. 653-0026. WANTED WANTED HOUSES TO CLEAN. Reasonable rates. References available. Call Tammy @ 333-4855.

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BUSINESS WHO’S WHO
To book your space here call Ossekeag at 832-5613
APARTMENTS
A. Malcolm Properties Ltd.

Angiesspecialts@gmail.com 647-6938

Birthdays Bachelor/Bachelorette

Angie’s Special-T’s

PERSONALIZED ITEMS
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Groups Promotional

Family Events Special Gifts

DRIVEWAY SEALING
Protect Your Driveway from harmful UV Rays and cracks
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PLUMBING
CAMPBELL PLUMBING ’S Serving Kennebecasis Valley & Hampton since 1975 Maintenance, Renovations, Nasty Clogs and heating issues too!
We Mean Service 24 hours.

NEW

Large Contact 650-8447 Units amalcolmprops@hotmail.com

8 Sierra Ave., Rothesay, NB 15 Unit Building, 2 Bdrms, 5 appliances, Security Locked Walking distance to all amenities.

YARD PROS INC.

Call for a free quote today! Jason: 645-8252

633-0980

BUS TOURS
BURGESS TOURS
Eastern Caribbean Cruise out of NYC, May 5 - 15, 2011 8 days at sea, 3 ports of call, $1650pp, double, balcony (Early Bird Special)
Visit our website for 2011 tours. www.burgesstours4u.ca

EXCAVATING
Ditching Drain Tile Fully Culverts Landscaping Insured Tree & Stump Removal Easy Access to backyards with minimal property damage

RAILINGS

Compact Excavating

Craftsmanship In Iron
Joe Richard 658-0996
Custom Wrought Iron Railings, Gates, Fencing, etc.

(506) 386-3180

Jeff Doherty 650-0186

763-2741

CARPENTRY
DOUBLE DECKERS
Renovations Finish Work Basements Finished

GARAGE DOORS HILL MANUFACTURING
We sell and install Garaga, Commercial and Residential doors & openers. GARAGA DEALER
We Sell the Best and Service The Rest! 485-1994 or 1-866-606-6158

ROOFING SERVICES
New Roofs/Re-roofs Locally Owned & Operated Senior’s Discounts Fully Insured ~ 25 Years Experience

RENOVATION SPECIALISTS

EDLING ROOFING
434-2482
SNOW PLOWING

Top Quality Work Reasonable Price References Available

Don Fennell 849-3116 Cell 663-1883

CARPENTRY PLUS

HANDYMAN
For your Detail Work to Minor Repairs... Send your To-Do list to...

Jake of All Trades
Roofing Vinyl Siding New Construction
485-1119 434-4171

Renovation Decks
Blown in insulation

PERCY the HANDYMAN 645-1520
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( Snow Plowing ( Walkway Shoveling ( Salting & Sanding

( Snow Blowing ( Roof Shoveling

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CHIMNEYS & WOODSTOVES
Cleaning & Repairs

HEATING SPECIALIST
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Snowplowing
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We are WETT (Wood Energy Technology Training) Certified!
Furnace repair/cleaning, sales/installation of oil & wood furnaces & stoves, tanks (steel & fiberglass), chimneys & liners, duct cleaning now available

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CONSTRUCTION

Free Estimates. Financing Available 832-1124

HOME & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
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WATER ANALYSIS
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A guide when donating to a food bank or organizing a food drive.

Food Bank Wish List

Vegetables and Fruit · unsweetened applesauce · pasta sauce · canned fruit (pears, pineapple, fruit cocktail, peaches, mandarin oranges) packed in juice or water · canned vegetables (peas, mushrooms, corn, green beans, tomatoes) low sodium if possible · juice boxes (100% fruit) · potatoes · carrots · raisin boxes Grain Products · brown rice · whole wheat pasta · whole grain, low sodium crackers · granola bars · hot cereal (oatmeal, cream of wheat) · cold cereal (bran, shredded wheat, wheat squares, toasted o’s, raisin bran, mini wheat’s) · infant cereal Milk and Alternatives · canned evaporated milk (2%, 1% or skim) · soy, almond or rice beverage (Tetra Pak) · powdered milk Meat and Alternatives · canned fish (salmon, light tuna) · canned meat (ham, turkey, chicken) · canned chili · peanut butter · canned or dried beans (kidney, black, baked, chick peas, black eyed peas, lentils) · raw or unsalted mixed nuts, almonds Oils, Fats & Others · vegetable oil · salad dressing · baking mixes (muffin, biscuit) · tea/ coffee · low sodium canned soup Non-Food Items · shampoo, soap, toothpaste, diapers, toothbrushes · toilet paper · laundry and dish detergent

Remember, families also receive fresh items when they come in. This often includes: eggs, milk, fruit, vegetables, meat, and bread. These items are purchased with money that has been donated to the food banks. Monetary donations are always welcome. For more information call your local food bank or visit the website www.foodbanksnb.com.

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