Vol. 12, No.



August 9, 2011

From about the age of 13 and into my early 20’s, I was very happily involved in the Boy Scout movement. As you may know the scout motto is “Be Prepared” and it’s one that I have tried to follow as best I can. Their secondary motto of course is “Help Little Ole Ladies” and I have been faithful to it also through many years of marriage. In preparing for the worst, I now have all of the wood for next winter’s heating already stacked away undercover. I also have about another two year supply on hand if needed. This is the earliest ever for being prepared, but due to the wet weather and the hot weather, it hasn’t been attractive to be out in the woods doing much fresh logging and so more things are getting done closer to home. Another reason for my early bird readiness is “Climate Change”. While most of us think of climate change as “Global Warming”, it also means strange and often severe weather events such as tornados. While a major snow storm in August does seem unlikely, I do think that we need to “Be Prepared” for weather that is more extreme and unpredictable than what we have traditionally experienced. So while it is possible that we could be sun bathing in December, other extremes could occur. As part of being prepared I am looking for a logging “wench” or is it “winch” ... basically a tractor attachment or wife that will go into the woods and fetch back trees that have been felled. While playing around in the woods is one reason to have a “winch” the primary purpose of course is to pull short people out of deep snow banks. With over two tons of pulling force, I should be able to rescue the missus from most situations. Anyone one having a good used one (winch not wife) please give me a call. Some further thoughts: “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” - Eleanor Roosevelt. “As men get older, the toys get more expensive.” - Marvin Davis. “Plan ahead or find trouble on the doorstep.” - Confucius. 800


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A summer food drive by the Saint John Real Estate Board has raised well over two tons of food for food banks in southwest New Brunswick. Last month, the Board issued a challenge to its membership, after hearing about shortages at local food banks, to come up with 1,000 pounds of food before the end of July. A friendly competition among the 280 REALTOR® members of the Board generated one ton of food, and then the REALTORS® hosted barbeques at three Superstore locations, accepting food and cash donations from the public in exchange for barbequed hamburgers and hotdogs. “The generosity of the public was overwhelming,” said Barry MacDonald, Chair of the REALTORS® Care Committee, which coordinated the food drive. “People gave by the bag-full, and even by the cart-full.” About 55 REALTORS® participated in the barbeque events, cooking up food, collecting donations, and circulating among the shoppers in the store to remind them about the food drive. Expectations were high, according to the Board, but the end tally, coming it at 4,381 pounds, surpassed 2 tons. “That blew the goal we set for ourselves right out of the water,” said Board President Jason Stephen. “I am very proud of the generosity of the members of our Board and the members of our community.” Of particular note, Stephen points out, is the donation of Saint John REALTOR® George Carroll, who brought in 725 pound of food. “I like a challenge,” laughed Carroll last week, as he brought in yet another load of bags of flour, juice, and canned goods. “And I hate to lose!” The Board also raised over $1,000 in cash donations at the barbeque, which MacDonald says will be converted into gift cards for more groceries to donate. The Saint John Real Estate Board covers the southern part of New Brunswick to the US border in St. Stephen, and includes the counties of St. John, Kings, Charlotte and portions of Queens County. 820

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Card Parties, sponsored by the Belleisle Senior’s Club, are held at the Belleisle Creek Hall on Saturdays at 7:30pm. All welcome. 511


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The 24th annual Greer Reunion will be held on (please note date change) Sunday, August 14th at the Community Hall, Main Street in St. Martins, starting at 1:00pm. A potluck dinner will be held at 4:00pm. Come bring your family and meet your kinfolk. This year we will be having a brown bag auction. We encourage each family to bring an item wrapped in a brown bag for the auction. For more information please contact anyone of the following: Newman Greer (506) 847-8217; John Greer (506) 847-1537; Pat Seeds (506) 757-2983; Don Crawford (506) 849-1125; David Greer (506) 847-5409. 846


Reunite friends, family and fun memories together - if you graduated in 1991 from KVHS, you want to come to our fantastic reunion events which will be held on August 12th-14th. Agenda: friday, August 12th, 7:00pm-2:00am Graduate Mingle! Location: KV Billiards, Market St, Quispamsis. Pool, food, and Fun! Cash bar. Spouses and/or significant others welcome (but no kids please); Saturday, August 13th, 11:00am5:00pm - Family fun day at Meenan’s Cove Beach, rain location TBA. Bouncy Castles, carnival games, washer toss tourney, BBQ and more fun! Friends and family welcome. BYOB; Sunday, August 14th, 9:00-11:00am - Farewell Fun at Just Play Indoor Playground and Café, 400 Main St. Saint John with food and refreshments. Family welcome. The cost of all the above mentioned events is only $25/graduate (cost includes and family attending the events too!). Go to Facebook: KVHS Grad Class 1991 for all the details, or call Angela Richard at 849-9674. 127


In support of the Covered Bridge Visitor Centre there will be a Summer Music Festival held at the Centre (11001 Rte 10, Youngs Cove) on Saturday, August 13th from 3:00-7:00pm. Entertainment will be provided by special guests, Jay Aymar & Gary Morris, along with local talent which includes: Art Boyd & Friends, Debbie Connell, Dwayne Ferris. There will be a 50/50 draw, hot dogs, sausages and pop/water will be available. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy great music by our very talented neighbours and friends. All proceeds from this event will go to maintain the Covered Bridge Visitor Centre. 833


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The Kings County Historical & Archival Society, Inc., will be joining with Christ Church in Bloomfield as they celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the landmark yellow and brown church. The following is an update of what is planned for Saturday, August 13th, a day of celebrating local history in Bloomfield. Events from 1:00 to 4:00pm will include: a genealogy workshop (in the church basement); a display of photos and artifacts in the Church Hall and downstairs at the church; a visit to the Barn in Bloomfield (for those interested); and tickets will be for sale on a quilt donated to the Society by Janet Cunningham, to use as a fundraiser. The Christ Church ACW will be holding a Lobster Roll supper from 4:00 to 5:00pm, and tickets ($10 each) will be available during the afternoon events, as well as memberships to the Kings County Historical Society. Rev. Rob Marsh will be offering prayers, hymns and church history in Christ Church at 5:00pm. Following the supper and church activities, there will be a Ghost Walk in Christ Church and Big Rock Cemeteries – a lot of history waiting to be shared. Queries can be directed to Kings County Museum at 832-6009.


St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Kennebecasis River Road will once again be hosting Vacation Bible School. Please mark your calendars for the week of August 22nd-26th for a fun filled week spent learning about God`s love for all of us through bible stories, games, crafts, music and even food! The cost is free, for ages 3 to 11. So come on along old and new friends, hope to see you there! Saint Paul`s is where it`s happening! 124


The British Home Children and/or their descendants, and any other interested persons, are invited to join us for the 31st Annual Reunion of the Middlemore Atlantic Society. The reunion will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, 75 Main Street, Fredericton North on Saturday, September 17th. Registration begins at 9:00am with a meet and greet until 10:00am at which time the program will begin. Registration is $20/person (pre-paid) which includes the coffee break and lunch. To pre-register or for more information contact: Connie Jeffrey,- email: hjeffrey@nb.sympatico.ca; mailing address: 30 Carol Avenue, Fredericton, NB E3A 1K2; phone 457-6275. 840


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On Sunday, August 14th at 3:00pm the Goshen United Baptist Church will celebrate its 171st anniversary service. The guest speaker for this service will be Rev. Greg Jones, area minister, from Quispamsis. This little white wooden church, nestled in the good land of Goshen in Albert County, has had services since 1860 in this building. The pump organ is still in use and the seats are still hard and straight, according to today’s standards, but that did not bother the settlers who put so much effort into constructing it of such heavy beams. At one time there were doors on each pew; maybe they helped to keep the children “in their place” when families were so large. The pulpit still in use was built by a former pastor. There is now electricity but in those days only a Goshen breeze would cool the congregation. The ladies must have suffered in the summer heat with those billowing long dark dresses! Men wore suits - or at least their best - with a hat, suspenders and vest, no doubt. It was a time to meet with your neighbours and catch up on the news since travel was difficult and farms often spread apart. Some settler names from long ago in this area are Hayward, DeMille, Jonah, Babcock, Geldart, Blakney and Graves - names on the stones in the surrounding cemetery. Parking was no problem. There wasn’t any need of a parking lot, just a place for the horses to stand and patiently wait, and at one time there was a shed for that purpose. Many older churches have fallen into disrepair, been turned into a cottage, or only have annual services. We still meet every other Sunday in the building except in the colder winter months. If you would like the experience of an old-fashioned church setting, please join us! 835


1935 Rte 121, Norton NB Mondays - 45’s at 8:00pm. Tuesdays - Double crib at 8:00pm. Wednesdays – Summer Darts, for more information contact Anna Walsh at 485-8813. Thursdays - Dabber Bingo, Jackpot $1,000 in 50#’s or less & building. Jackpot starts at $350 in 51#’s and/or consolation prize $100. Doors open at 6:00pm, Bonanza game starts at 6:30pm sharp. Bonanza - a building jackpot in 52#’s and/or consolation prize $100. We also have wild #’s in some of regular bingo games. 40+ people we have a second chance on five of our regular games. Come & support your charity event. Starts at 7:00pm sharp. Saturdays – Single’s Crib at 8:00pm. Saturday, August 20th – 1:00-5:00pm, come and help our oldest member and World War II Vet, Frank Gaunce, celebrate his 99th birthday. There will be a potluck lunch, entertainment and a presentation at 2:00pm. Everyone welcome – best wishes only!! Are you a veteran who does not receive a pension or health care benefits? It does not matter how long you served. For more information contact Gordon McKenzie, Service Officer RCL #76 at 432-0779. To rent the Legion Hall please contact Dorothy Hutchinson at 433-2488 or Gordon at 432-0779/849-1601. 502


Bingo is held at the Coles Island Lions Hall (Route 10, Coles Island) every Wednesday evening. Doors open at 6:30, Bingo starts at 7:30pm. For more info call Elmer at 362-5534. 501


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The Second Corn Hill Bicycle Festival was held Saturday July 23rd and went off without a hitch; with 5km to 100km rides, cycling workshops, a kid’s bike rodeo, and a delicious homemade lunch. The low traffic and outstanding views of the Corn Hill region made for great cycling. “The number of people who took part in the gear shifting and road side maintenance workshops represents the diversity of cyclists attracted to the festival”, said Graham Waugh, one of the founders and organizers of the event, who was impressed with a participant list that ranged from first time cyclists to experienced racers. Waugh added “I couldn’t believe how many came out for the 100km ride.” Weather was perfect with the forecasted thundershowers replaced by blue skies and a light breeze. Smiles were rampant on participants and volunteers alike. One rider couldn’t say enough, “Lunch was delightful. The whole day was well organized and attended. I just loved it, I’ll be bragging to everybody”. The Corn Hill Bicycle Festival would like to thank Fundy Model Forest, Corn Hill Women’s Institute, Outdoor Elements Bike Shop, Consolvo Bike Shop and all our other supporters. Check by our website for details on future community cycling events. For Information please see www.bicyclecornhill.wordpress. com or contact Joanna or Graham at bicyclecornhill@gmail. com, or 506 878 7525. 830


Join us each Wednesday evening in August (starting on August 10th) at 6:30pm for a free yoga class. Come and see what Yoga is all about. Never done Yoga before? No problem! An experienced Yogi? You are welcome also. These hour-long classes are for everyone, all ages and will be held rain or shine. Cash donations will be accepted for the Hampton Food Basket and Feed a Student Program at HHS. 126


The Hampton Senior’s Resource Center will be holding a ‘Country Jam’ on Thursdays from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Sign the book at the door if you want to perform or just come and enjoy. Every one welcome, see you there, $2 admission. 113

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The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is coming up soon and we thought your readers would like to know that there’s a site coordinator in your area. This conservation initiative takes place from September 17th-25th. Now in its 18th year, it’s seen over 300,000 Canadians participate from coast to coast to coast, keeping their waters healthy for the wildlife and communities that depend on them. Zelda McKenzie, from Hampton and other site coordinators make this event possible by bringing groups of people together to participate in the cleanups. Hampton’s event this year is Sunday, September 25th starting at 9:30am behind the River Centre. The site co-ordinator Zelda McKenzie is looking for some paddlers to come from Bloomfield to Hampton. Volunteers are also wanted to walk the river banks from Hampton to Darlings Island. The Zephyrus will drop you off and pick you up along with your garbage. Register at shorelinecleanup.ca or drop by the morning of the event and register with Zelda McKenzie. Help keep our river clean, it’s our nature. All ages welcome, make it a family event.”. 412

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The Canadian Diabetes Association is looking for volunteers! If you are passionate about educating people with diabetes on living well with their disease, we need you to deliver a new and interactive Learning Series presentation at participating Superstore community rooms. An orientation and training session will be provided! Help give back to your community and bring hope to people living with diabetes or prediabetes. Promotional items will also be given based on the number of presentations you deliver. Apply online at diabetes.ca/volunteer and select ‘Loblaw Learning Series’ or phone Matt at 1-800-884-4232/(506) 451-1623. 826


There will be a Silent Auction & Dance Benefit for Shirley Hewitt (an Educational Assistant from Rothesay Elementary School who has recently been diagnosed with cancer) on Saturday, cloGGERS to GAtHER IN SAINt JoHN August 13th at the Fairvale Outing Association. The doors open Cloggers will be gathering in Saint John on Saturday, September at 7:30pm. 24th from 9:00am until 5:00pm at the Milford Community For more information please contact Sandra 849-8619, Hazel Centre (248 Milford Road, Saint John). Four cuers will keep all 847-0029, Jeanie 847-8332. 407 those happy feet clogging at all times. It’s wonderful to be able to see people from all parts of New Brunswick and PEI. We are looking forward to dancing and spending the day with WEllNESS clINIcS IN kINGStoN others who feel the same. Admission will be $10/person and VON will be holding a Wellness Clinic at the Kingston Parish Hall on Thursday, August 18th from 10:30amcanteen is available. For more information please contact savoiepg@nb.sympatico. 12:30pm. Free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose monitoring. 404 ca or 696-1844 for more information. 804


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Delancy Encampment will be held at Bernadette & Marshall Fowlers (6 Cumberland Road Rte 860) on August 13th & 14th. Saturday will be open to the public from 10:00am until 4:40pm and Sunday it will be open to the public again from 9:30am until 2:00pm. Come step back in time to the period in history that built the foundation of our community. The year is 1783 and the Loyalists have just arrived and been given their land grant by the King of England. Visit an encampment and converse with the soldiers and the women and children. Watch the men practice their drill and fire their muskets. Learn how meals were cooked over open fires. Learn how to spin your very own wool. Have fun dancing a jig to a live fiddle player. Try on some clothing from this period and feel free to take pictures Experience an 18th century Church of England service lead by the Vicar of Upham, Rev. Marian Lucas-Jefferies, on Sunday at 10:00am - held outside surrounded by Gods creation, bring your own chair. We will be having a pot luck for lunch after church, so bring whatever you would like. Everyone is welcome to come and worship and fellowship for this service. For more information please contact Bernadette Fowler at 8327897. 828 The Codys Women’s Institute invites you to join them for their Codys WI Fun Day which will be held on Saturday, August 27th at the Women’s Institute hall on Rte 710 in Codys. Our Yard Sale starts at 9:00am. Beginning at 11:00am and running until 4:30pm we will have all day music, bake sale, silent auction, canteen (our famous homemade beans and other goodies), BBQ, dessert table, 50/50 and more. Something for everyone – come and enjoy the Coyds WI hospitality! All funds raised go to maintaining our community hall, and for the work of the WI. For more information call Ellen at 3622135. 839


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Relatives of Norman and Frances (Orr) Goddard are invited to attend the family reunion at the Millstream Rec Centre in Berwick on Saturday, August 27th. Festivities begin at 1:00pm and include: Kids games at 1:30; registration for car rally and more kids games from 1:30-2:15pm. Please bring your pictures and stories! A potluck supper will be served at 5:00pm. There will be a small fee of $5/person with children under 12 free (to help cover expenses). For inquiries please contact Jeanette at 433-3347. 841


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July “PIc of tHE moNtH”

Congratulations to Bonnie Bustin, of Rothesay, who submitted this photo of Lupins along railroad tracks in Rothesay. Bonnie has won a voucher for a foot long meal deal at a local Subway. 823


This could be your chance to ‘click’ and ‘win’. Have you taken that ‘nearly perfect’ photo – well, send it to us – it could be chosen as Ossekeag Publishing’s “Pic of the Month”, sponsored by participating Subway locations. The first of each month we will be choosing one photo, from those submitted during the previous month, to be our “Pic of the Month” photo. The chosen photo will be published in all four publications and the winner for that month will receive a voucher for a Footlong meal deal from participating Subway locations. Check out the contest rules and get snapping: One winner chosen per month; Submissions should be original photos, not composites and without borders; Horizontal orientation preferred; Photos submitted must be in high quality jpeg format (300 dpi and at least 8x10 in size) and emailed to info@ossekeag.ca; Please include the location of the photo and name of photographer (and contact info); Digital copies preferred; Photos of public interest only – not people. Submission of photos authorizes Ossekeag Publishing the right to print and display your photo (with photographer credit) in any of our four publications - WesTides, Valley Viewer, Hampton Herald and Sussex Herald, our yearly calendar, website and Facebook group. If no photo of suitable quality is submitted, judges can elect to choose no winner for that month. Please Note: Photo submissions should be from our local readership areas: our publications cover from the Salisbury area to West Saint John/Grand Bay-Westfield. 821

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Youth representatives from St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church collected used sports equipment during the month of June to donate to PRO Kids. They also recently participated in the July 1st Strawberry Social and were able, along with the rest of St. Paul’s Church, to donate $1,343 to PRO Kids!

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PRO Kids (Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids) is a non-profit organization which originated in Thunder Bay in 1997. The Purpose of PRO Kids is to provide assistance to as many children and youth under age 18 as possible who, due to the lack of funds, are not able to participate in sport, art, cultural and recreational activities. The District Health Advisory Committee for School District 6 and the Town of Hampton partnered to bring this organization to Hampton in 2003. The Town of Hampton purchased the program from Thunder Bay and now the Hampton Community Club oversees its operation. The benefit to having PRO Kids is that no one needs to know that a registration is sponsored unless the child/youth or parents wish to share the information. Information is completely confidential. Also anyone can apply for only one activity per season. This eliminates one student being sponsored for more than one activity at a time and offers more opportunities for more children to get involved. Since 2003 we have had many organizations partner to donate spaces or fund raise to get more kids involved in recreational activities. Examples of this are the Lions Club, Minor Sports organization, Canadian Tire Jump Start Program, and the RCMP. If you want to know more about PRO Kids, support the program with a monetary donation, or get involved in fundraising please contact Gena Fowler with the Town of Hampton Leisure Services at 832-6102 or by email at gena@townofhampton.ca. 123

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Grateful thanks are extended to all who have helped in so many ways over the past month; we offer special gratitude to the Hampton Bible camp for a lovely shipment of Chinese food; the Community Gardens for a grand supply of fresh crisp lettuce; Belleisle farms for fresh large brown eggs and the local Churches for their on-going gifts. The Basket received a certificate from the group of volunteers who assisted many of our clients in completing their tax returns; we plan to invite them again next year to help in this very important way. Important Notice For All Clients: Please come in on the day advertised, that is the third Thursday of each month, if you are unable to come yourself please arrange for someone else to pick up for you, provide them with your Medicare #. We will no longer be delivering, outside of exceptional need, and those who normally get a delivery will need to come in so that screening can be accomplished; we aim to be as fair as possible and look for your co-operation in this matter. Clients are asked to bring proof of address - one of the following original documents would be fine; the most recent power bill, telephone bill, cable bill or the Tax return document from Revenue Canada confirming income. Food is really in short supply and we are so often thanked and told that our clients could not manage without Food Basket. We hope that the Churches of the area will continue to support our on-going campaign for canned meats and fish; they make the base for nourishing meals. Our treasurer will be thrilled to be inundated with cheques, please send them to: Hampton Food Basket, 39 Tilley Street, Unit 2, Hampton, E5N 5B4. We are in need of more volunteers, some able young men would be especially welcome as many of our clients are disabled and need help with carrying their boxes. A couple of hours once a month would make a huge difference to this outreach.

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We have need of three fridges; one stove; one loveseat; two tall dressers; one crib; one queen size headboard; 30” apartment size fridge; 24” apartment size stove; wheelchair ramp and a single mattress. The next preparation day is August 17th at 8:00am and the next client day is August 18th from 8:30 to 11:00am. Emergency Numbers: - Janice 832-4340; Judy 832-3291; Debbie 832-4039; Tanya 977-1616; Betty 832-7526. ‘Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me’. 107

Hampton’s Town Wide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, August 13th. This event has been a great success in the past and we are hoping for another great response! This year, the event is being organized and sponsored by Lifestyles Fitness with any money raised going directly to support the Hampton Skateboard Park initiative. There are over 65 participants registered in this years’ event so there are sure to be lots of bargains to be found throughout the streets of Town! At Lifestyles Fitness (361 William Bell Drive) a BBQ will held from 11:00am to 1:00pm and there will be a $5 drop in fee all day, with a special Zumba Medley from 9:00-11:00am, and all proceeds will go to support the Skateboard Park. The Hampton Lion’s Club will be hosting a Pork BBQ at the Hampton Tourist Bureau in support of their community projects. Maps for the event are now available at Lifestyles. Those registered will be able to pick up their registration packages at Lifestyles until August 12th. For more information, please contact Jennifer Gendron or a member of the Lifestyles team at 832-4848. 128


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The Royal Canadian Legion, Peninsula Br #62 (Moss Glen), will be hosting a “Welcome Home & Thank You Troops” event on Saturday, August 13th to honor our local Afghanistan Veterans and their families. Special guests will include Afghanistan Veterans who live on the Peninsula and those Afghanistan Veterans who are from the Peninsula but are currently posted away. We will also be inviting their spouse/partner, parents and children. We have collected several names to date. To ensure that no local resident or their family is missed please contact Kelly Newstead at 763-3009 to register your family member. 132

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The Hampton Atom Football team is looking for a head coach. Anyone who would be interested in taking this position should know the fundamentals of football, have a vehicle, the time for a minimum of two evening practices per week and Saturday games; and the desire to work with youth ages10 & 11. The football season runs from late August to early November. If interested please contact Marcel Rochon at 721-7494 or by email at marcel.rochon@unb.ca. 409


10th Anniversary Year – bring your instruments for lots of fiddling, singing and fun at the Frances Smith Memorial Hall (Long Reach, Rte 845 Kingston). Admission $5 at the door for church and hall repairs. Light refreshments. Kitchen party dates for this year: August 12th change of venue for this date only - Moss Glen Legion Branch #62 (special guests Ivan & Vivian Hicks), August 26th (special guests the Sherman Family from Connecticut) and September 9th. For more information please contact: Sylvia – 386-4601 or 7633393; Fraser - 763-2559. 843


The Millstream Pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada would like to thank all of those who helped to make our Strawberry Festival a success. Thank you to all of you who came out to support us, to those of you who donated food, and to the many workers who make it possible. A special thank you to the musicians who came out and shared their time and talent. It was greatly appreciated. 518


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The Canaan-Washademoak Watershed Association will be holding it’s next meeting on monday, August 22nd 7:30pm at the Cambridge-Narrows Municipal Building. Tom Alexander, General Manager-New Brunswick, SWN Resources Canada will speak to us about his company’s Shale Gas operations in NB. This is an opportunity for citizens to ask questions about what is happening in our area. This topic is of vital importance to al of us. Everyone welcome. For more information please contact: Shawn Dalton (4491395), Reace Black (534-2565) or Robena Weatherley (4882718). 311


Plans are underway for a Reunion of former CUSO volunteers to mark the 50th Anniversary of Canada’s oldest international volunteer sending organization. Did you volunteer overseas with CUSO? If so, contact atlanticonnect@cuso-vso.org or call 1 800 676-8411. Join us for a 50th Anniversary celebration at the Curling Club on Lansdowne Street in Sackville, NB on Saturday, october 1st. 815 The annual Francis Edward Cassidy Church Service (Cassidy Lake) will beheld on Sunday, August 14th at 2:00pm with Rev. Ali Smith as quest speaker. Everyone welcome. For more information please call Hazel at 433-4832. 519

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1356 Rte 845, Clifton Royal NB, E5S 2B9, Phone 763-2009 Mondays - Legion meeting the first Monday of each month (September-June), new members welcomed (anyone may become a member). Membership not a requirement to be a volunteer. Sundays - 7:30pm, Cribbage. For more information contact Joe Stack at 763-2959. Sunday, August 21st – Breakfast, $7/person – we hope to see you there. We thank all the people of Kingston and surrounding areas for supporting our monthly breakfasts. The winner of the 50/50 draw (May 22nd breakfast) in the amount of $73.50 was Bob Laver. Peninsula Pearls meet the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 12:00noon for lunch. New members welcomed - if interested call Claudia Small at 763-2587 To reserve the Hall call Doreen Stack at 763-2959 and/or Meaghan Hickey at 7632665, or e-mail meg.hickey.hare@live.com.



There is a card party in Waterford every Thursday at 1:30pm. 321

Crisis lines are available to victims of crime and the general public: Sexual Assault Crisis Line (call collect) 1-506-454-0437 - 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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It’s that time of year when most garden centers are selling their surplus stock for about half of the usual market price and wonderful, irresistible bargains abound. Many of the perennials on offer, (there’s not much point in bothering with annuals at this stage of the game) are root bound and in many cases dying for want of a good soaking. The best approach is to remove the pot from the contents and place the plant in a bucket of water for at least 24 hours, this will help to revive it and the roots can more easily be teased out to the point where they no longer maintain the shape of the container that they filled. A hole needs to be prepared the same depth and twice the width of the container so that the soil level remains constant, a sprinkling of bone meal and some good compost should surround the planting and a daily watering schedule arranged for at least a week. Should the plant possess any blossoms it is well to remove the older ones at the very least, preferably all of them, allowing the plant to devote all it’s energy into establishing a good root system which will pay dividends next year. Black, red and white currants abound at this time and with minimum effort one can do a bit of a ‘two for one’ gig with them; have on hand a good pair of sharp secateurs along with a sturdy bowl for collection purposes. When harvesting from wood stock that is three or more years old for black, or four or more years old for red or white, the cane should be removed as close to the ground as possible; those canes will only bear scantily in the future and their presence will actually cause reduced yield for the younger canes. Once this operation is concluded the weaker or misshapen canes should be removed so that about a dozen remain on each bush, a mix of one and two year old canes. Surrounding the pruned bushes with a good compost/manure mix will ensure a bumper harvest for next year and a major ‘fall job’ will be done at the same time as harvesting the bounty. Now all that remains is to decide on jam, jelly, wine, frozen berries, syrup etc. Next year there will be such abundance you won’t have to choose, you will have enough crop to do the lot! 805

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1032 Main Street Please note the following activities that are held at the Hampton Branch #28 for the month of August. Mark you calendars for the events of interest to you and plan to attend. Tuesdays – The Lions Club of Hampton hosts their weekly Bingo, which begins at 5:30pm. Sundays – Brunches are held every second week. Our next Brunch will be held on August 21st from 9:00am until 12:00noon. Come enjoy a delicious meal. A 50/50 and a “free” breakfast draw are also offered. Please Note: Beginning on Sunday, September 4th there will be a time change for the Legion Brunches – the new time will be from 10:00am-1:00pm. For Hall Rentals, please contact 832-4633 or 832-7886 and leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. If you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran and feel you are entitled to assistance from Veterans Affairs Canada, please contact the Branch Service Officer, Bob Jones at 832-9899. Enjoy your summer everyone! 106

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Do you own a Budgie? A Macaw? A cockatoo? Are you interested in exotic birds? Would you like to get together with others that have that same interest? The Eastern Canada Avian Association is a great group of people that exchange information, support and share their love of parrots. You don’t need to already own a parrot to join. Everyone is welcome! We have meetings that include great speakers, shopping, raffles and lots of fun. We have a Facebook group as well. Please see us there EasternCanadaAvianAssociation@groups.facebook.com or contact the Association for more information. We welcome members from all areas of Eastern Canada! Locally you can contact 652-9347, our President Nancy Richards can be reached at 454-5668. The ECAA website is www. ecavianassociation.com. Looking forward to meeting you! 813


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“Community Connections”, sponsored by the Petitcodiac Kiwanis Club, will be hosted at Petitcodiac Regional School on Thursday, September 29th from 1:00 to 3:00pm for the students of PRS and from 5:00 to 9:00pm for the general public. Whether you are an inquiring community member or active participant, you need to make plans to take in this event. The organizing committee is reserving booths at this time. There is no charge for non-profit groups and a $20/table fee for businesses. If you have something to offer and would like to reserve an information table please contact the organizing committee at Pettycc2011@gmail.com. 330


On Sunday, August 28th the annual Meade Family Reunion will be held at Camp Medley, 168 Gunter Hill Road, Upper Gagetown from 2:00-7:00pm (please note the change in date and time). The theme of this year’s reunion is “Beach Blanket Bingo”. Come early as registration begins at 1:00pm with a $5 fee per person from age 16 and up. There are a number of activities planned for the children. Our potluck dinner is always a big hit with everyone so bring a hot or cold dish or desert. Pictures and any Meade Memorabilia would be appreciated and it is a great opportunity to showcase your talent (singing, crafts, quilting, knitting etc.). A number of first and second editions of The Meade Family Favorites Cookbook will be available. Again this year we will be collecting non-perishable goods for the local Food Bank, so please do your part. For further info please contact James Meade (488-2628), Cathy Trafton (357-5855) or Charlie Meade (454-7680). 810


Relatives of the late Harry & Pearl Lewis are invited to the annual ‘Lewis Reunion’ to be held on Saturday, August 13th from 2:00pm, potluck supper at 4:30-5:00. This event is being held at Wayne Lewis’s, 126 Lewis Road, Colpitts Settlement. Rain or Shine. For more information phone 372-4651. 814


Evening of cards at the Norton Shore Community Centre Cribbage on Tuesdays 7:30pm, and Auction 45’s - Thursdays at 7:30pm. Refreshments Served. 112

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Hampton boys, winners of one of the biggest tournaments for men’s softball in New Brunswick on end of July weekend. 6 wins 0 loses, facing Sussex in the final, they worked all so hard, congrats guys! 130


(l-r): Adam Nelson, Josh Alden, Anthony Saunders, Jason Carson, Andrew Carson, Mike Moody, Pj Walsh. Front row: Carl Walsh, Jamie Slip, Jason Nelson, Adrian Basque, Sean Corkum, Jeff Walsh. Coach: Jonathan Baskins.

Hampton Rotarians’ September Community Project - Thane Dunn & The Cadillac Kings - will be performing at the Hampton High School’s magnificent Community Theatre on Saturday, September 24th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $35 and available by calling 832-5884, emailing: rojobarn@rogers.com, or by contacting any Hampton Rotarian. This is a show for the entire family and if you only see one Tribute to Elvis make sure it’s this one. We know you’ll have a good time ! You will believe Elvis never left the building. The Rotarians ask you to please help us spread the word and to continue our support of so many meaningful community projects. 808


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2011 Sussex Christian School Graduates: Ryan Beechin, Justin Boyd, Melanie Cobb, Emily Floyd, Josiah Gorveatte, Graham Haynes, Jordan Hickman, Cameron Jones, Courtney MacDonald, Nathan Moss, Micaela Rouse, Christina Shand, Hannah Watters, and Misty-Dawn Weir. Valedictorian, Cameron Jones; Salutatorian, Graham Haynes. Awards presented - Highest Academic Standing (by grade): Gavin Nice; Keean Vandersluys; Taylor Moore; Jaden Wesselius; Samuel Cowper; Jordan Henry, Brooke MacCallum and Ben Trouten; Wesley Alward; Jordan Gorveatte; Caleb MacCallum; Marquel Jenkins; Tiffarah Gosman; Graham Haynes. Outstanding Christian Character, Marleigh Lee; School Spirit Award, Josiah Gorveatte; Principal’s Award, Misty-Dawn Weir; Pastor’s Award, Cameron Jones. Sports awards. Middle School: Soccer - Rookie of the Year Elijah Gosman, Most Improved Byron Alward, Sportsmanship Daniel MacCallum, MVP Micaiah Gosman; High School Basketball - Rookie of the Year, JJ Gorveatte, Most Improved JC Bell,.Sportsmanship Graham Haynes, MVP Ryan Beechin. Bursaries totaling $12175 were presented to students who will be returning to SCS in the 2011-2012 school year: Cole Michael Gray Memorial, Kassandra Teakles; Jared Mark Inman Memorial, Carissa Rodgerson; Shawna Macumber Memorial, Josiah Gosman; Eileen McDonald Memorial, Leah Carruthers; Mona McDonald Memorial, Jared Henry; Anonymous, Conner Perry; Elsie Boyd Memorial, Tristan Steeves; Kontrol Automation Elementary Bursary, Lily Alexander; Kontrol Automation High School Bursary, Katelyn Price; Edward & Jean Ness Memorial, Seth Dorion; New Student in High School (renewable), Tia Boyd; SAM Inspirational Bursary, Kaleb Graham; Jr. High Friendship Award, Nathan Trouten; Jeffery & Terry Ganong Memorial, Joel Nice. Scholarships - Courtney MacDonald; Kontrol Automation Scholarship, Cameron Jones; Bethany Bible College Community Scholarships: Courtney MacDonald and Misty-Dawn Weir; St. Francis Xavier Merit Scholarship, Graham Haynes. 522


Valedictorian, Cameron Jones Salutatorian, Graham Haynes

Cherry Brook Zoo invites you to “Meet the Zookeeper” every Summer Sunday at 2:00pm until September 4th. You will observe Behavioral Enrichment activities and can ask the zookeeper questions. For information call the zoo at 640-1440.

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Hampton Herald - August 9, 2011



“As far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope… nothing else”. Patti Davis, author. “I am afraid of AIDS” she said. “I am afraid of dying.” These are the words of 12-year old Ncobile. John Lovett tells us “At the age of nine she was raped by a man who believed that sex with a young virgin would cure his AIDS. The rape alone would be enough of a tragedy, but in addition to the devastating effects of being raped, she was also given this terrible disease; a virtual death sentence. And as a final blow, she was abandoned by her parents, because of the shame, and left to fend for herself on the streets of Manzini.” The funds we raise here in Hampton are used to help children like Ncobile in Piggs Peak. We pay for food and clothing and sometimes for medical assistance but mostly we pay for school fees. The tagline for our Starfish program is “help, hope, and opportunity”. The help we provide by paying school fees for orphaned children gives them hope for a better future. In a nation where a 15 year-old has only a one-in-five chance of living to 50, we often simply give them hope for a future. Period. The opportunity? Well, we believe an education will give each young person the opportunity to break out of the cycle of unemployment, disease and despair that permeates Swaziland. But the opportunity is yours as well. The Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership provides you with the opportunity to help someone like young Ncobile. You can easily contribute through our website www.hamptonpiggspeak.ca; by contacting me or another member of our Partnership Committee; or by supporting one of our many fundraisers. On Sunday, August 14th you can demonstrate your support for the work we are doing by attending our Piggs Peak Garden Party. This event will be hosted by Bev and Marje Harrison at their home at 52 Centennial Road. Between 2:00 and 5:00pm you will enjoy local art, refreshments, and (we are proud to announce) music by the NB Youth Orchestra Quartet! As many of you know, the NBYO has recently returned from an international classical music competition in Vienna, Austria where they took first place! Tickets are $25 each and are available at Holly’s Restaurant or by contacting a member of the Piggs Peak Partnership Committee. This is your opportunity to help the young people in Swaziland while also enjoying a unique opportunity to hear this worldclass musical ensemble. I know the children like Ncobile would appreciate your support. For more information about the Garden Party of the HamptonPiggs Peak Partnership, visit our website or contact me, Mark Bettle, at 832-0003. 110


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The largest of three islands found on the Long Reach section of the St. John River, Caton’s Island is celebrating its 400th Anniversay of being the first European Settlement in present day New Brunswick. Also, the first Holy Mass on the St. John River was performed in October of 1611 on Caton’s Island by the Jesuit priest, Father Pierre Baird. Orginally the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) called the island “Akmenhenik” which meant “Island of Prayers” or “Meeting Place”. The French, who set up the first European Settlement used the name “Ile Emenenic” and then “Isle aux Grace”. In 1765, when the English were in possession of Acadia and planned to settle the St. John River, a grant including the island was given to Captain Issac Caton and his brother James. The brothers had come from Pennsylvania and set up a trading post on the island. After the American Revolution and with the arrival of the Loyalist’s in 1783, other families would take ownership of the island but the name Caton’s Island remains. In recognition of 400 years the public is invited to attend a re-dedication ceremony of the monument placed in 1911. Free transportation of visitors to Caton’s Island will commence at 8:30am, compliments of Caton’s Island Camp, with the last boat leaving from Browns Flat/Beulah at 11:00am. The ceremony commences at 11:30am in the Amphitheatre with greetings brought from various organizations, cultures and faiths who have had an interest in the island over the last half century. Lt. Governor Graydon Nicholas will be the guest speaker. A public reception in the dining hall will follow the re-dedication of the monument. Personal boaters are welcome at the Island for this occasion.


Cinema Politica is a grassroots network that distributes and exhibits political cinema at campuses and in communities across Canada and internationally. Our Fundy Cinema Politica group has been showing a film the last Thursday of every month, at the Fundy Model Forest building, at 7:00pm. We also provide popcorn for a small donation. These are the films we’ll be showing in the next few months: August 25th - Exit Through the Gift Shop; September 29th Vanishing of the Bees; october 27th - You Don’t Like The Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo; November 24th - Garbage Warrior. If you would like more information on the documentaries please go to the website www.cinemapolitica.org and go to upcoming screenings and scroll down to our group called Fundy.

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kEtcHum, Paul mansfield Paul Ketchum of Quispamsis, formerly of Hampton, husband of Marilyn (Herrington) Ketchum, passed away on July 21, 2011 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He was born in Hampton, son of the late George and Gladys (Hoyt) Ketchum. Paul was a fuel oil agent for several years retiring in 2007. He was a Past Master of the Corinthian Lodge No. 13, F. & A.M. Paul enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved camping and spending time on the water boating and waterskiing. He is survived by his wife Marilyn; two daughters, Karen Locke (Don), Hampton, Kelly Floyd (Darren), Hampton, one son, David Ketchum (Peggy), three sisters, Frances Reicker, Sussex, Joyce Lawrence (Karl), Paul’s twin, Pauline Wetmore, Hampton; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Jonathan and Benjamin Locke, Chelsea, Jillian and Mackensie Floyd, Caitlin, Hailey and Hannah Ketchum; one great granddaughter, Madison Locke; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Sandra Brown. A Masonic tribute was held at Reid’s Funeral Home, Hampton. The funeral was held July 25, 2011 at Church of the Ascension, Hampton, with Canon Wally Corey officiating, assisted by Layreader Randy Nelson. The organist was Ann Longthorp. The soloist was Brad Silliker. Reflections were by Kelly and Darren Floyd. The active pallbearers were: David Ketchum, Don Locke, Darren Floyd, Ryan Locke, Jonathan Locke and Benjamin Locke. The honourary pallbearers were: Gus Morrison, Scott Seely, Ian Harrington, Clifford Lawrence and Bruce Jackson. Memorials to Church of the Ascension, Holy Trinity Church, Quispamsis or Bladder Cancer Canada would be appreciated. Online memorials and condolences can be made at: www.reidsfh. com. 102 PARkINSoN’S SuPPoRt GRouP

Locally, the Parkinson’s Support Group has resumed its monthly meetings in Sussex. The meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00pm in the Heritage Room of the Kiwanis Nursing Home. For more information please contact Max Lutz at 433-3330 or Leona Gionet at 433-5342. 517

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Over 50 NB children recently attended the Canadian Cancer Society’s NB Masons Camp Goodtime and Junior Leadership Program at Camp Rotary on Grand Lake. Camp Goodtime is a summer camp for children between the ages of seven and 16 who have cancer or a history of cancer. During the closing ceremony on July 16th the sponsors of the Camp, the NB Masonic Charities and Housing Company Ltd. (NBMHC Ltd) were presented with “photo book keepsakes” from the campers as a thank you to the NB Masons for raising $38,650. 829

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Saturday, August 20th - dance on at Branch 69 Legion, Wilson St W, Saint John. Doors open at 8:30 with music by DJ starting at 9:00pm. Open to anyone over age of 19. Breakfast for Singles at Holly’s Restaurant in Hampton Mall on Sundays at 10:00am. If you would like some more info about the purpose of our group, membership or on any of the above please email singles696-1914@live.ca or phone 696-1914 for recorded info and feel free to leave a message to have someone call you. 819 (L-r): Taylor Aasen (camper), Jim McKenna (President, NBMHC Ltd.), Peter Whittaker (Grand Master, NB Masons), Lance Claus (camper), and Michelle St. Pierre (Manager, Support, Canadian Cancer Society). 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 634-8779. All information is strictly anonymous. 809



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The John Fisher Memorial Museum, located in the basement of Macdonald Consolidated School in Kingston, is open until Labour Day. Come and enjoy the colourful exhibit of wood artistry which is on display in our summer gallery, view our permanent exhibit, do some family research, take in a tour of 1789 Trinity Church and cemetery or just walk the grounds of the Kingston Historic District, which will lead you to 1810 Carter House Tea Room, Gift Shop, Library, Heritage Site and Gardens. All sites are open daily, Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00am4:00pm until September 3rd. Ask our staff about a tour or picnic at the Cedars Light in Long Reach. The trail leading to the light is open to the public at all times but a tour of the building itself is available by appointment only. Parking to access the trail is available at the Frances Smith Memorial Hall or St. James Church. If you are interested a tour of St. James Church, housing one of the few Queen Anne Pulpits in the country and built as the “Chapel of Ease” in the 1800’s, one might even be arranged. Information regarding Peninsula Heritage and/or the above activities may be obtained by calling 763-2101 or 832-2902. 411


Each Friday from 6:00-9:00am Midland Baptist Church (Rte.124 & Upper Midland Road) invites you to get a great cup of coffee while making a donation toward alleviating world hunger. Watch for the MAD@poverty Coffee Drive Thru signs. 115


The Salt Springs Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School “Surf ’s Up” from monday, August 15th - 19th from 9:0011:30am daily. For more information please phone 832-0346, 832-0345 or 832-4169. 129


Breakfast will be held the second Saturday of each month 8:00-10:00am at the WI/Seniors’ (Hall, 2117 Rte 820) in Upham. Come and enjoy a really filling breakfast with your friends and neighbours for only $6/person, $20/family - or have just toast and coffee for $2. Presented by the Anglican Parish Churches of Upham. For more information contact 832-7253.

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Hampton Herald - August 9, 2011



Kingston Peninsula Chamber of Commerce representative, Linda Dupuis, recently presented a locally made wall hanging to Cadet Antoine Clark of the 140 Peninsula Army Cadet Corps. Cadet Clark will be presenting the wall hanging to the South Korean family he will be staying with during his two-week cadet training session in South Korea. 121


The Hampton High School Scholarship And Bursary Foundation Inc. is an organization that was established in 1994 with the mandate of providing financial support to graduates of Hampton High School planning to pursue their education at the postsecondary level. For more information on this organization, please contact the Foundation at hhsscholarshipfoundation@ gmail.com or Gail MacKinnon at Hampton High School (gail. mackinnon@nbed.nb.ca). 125 Cover caption: Back Row: Caleb Carpenter (Paul Richard Martin Memorial Scholarship); Grace Annear (Margaret Clarke Memorial Scholarship); Rhea Malatestinic (Hampton Pharmacy Award); Nic Robichaud (William Tyler Henderson Memorial Scholarship); Tyler Trecartin (Hampton Dental Clinic Award); Meg Gates (Bob & Ann McLeod Remembrance Scholarship); Donovan Law (Bob & Ann McLeod Remembrance Scholarship) Front Row: Craig Martin (Clary J. Wilbur Memorial Scholarship); Andrew Hampton (Andy Calkin Memorial Scholarship); Amanda Boudreau (John Peters Humphrey Citizenship Award); Brad Hachey (Ellen-Anne Flynn Memorial Scholarship); Alyson Brown (General Scholarship); Emily McGuire (Ronald H. Machum Memorial Award) Absent from photo: Deanna Winter (Titusville Community Hall Bursary). Photo by Donna Fry.


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Hampton Herald - August 9, 2011



The baby was born on Friday, June 3rd in the tall grass in front of Bob Bates Barn on the Beautiful Belleisle Bay. Actually, there were two babies, but the second weaker one didn’t survive. On Monday, June 6th a fox came by and picked up the dead baby and took it back to its den for a feast. That is nature at its best! The photo was taken by Nev Campbell. 118


A ‘1st annual Kids’ Day’ will be held at the Hampton Bible Camp facility (229 Lakeside Road) on Saturday, September 3rd. Sign-in will be at 11:30am and the afternoon of fun begins at 12:00noon. Scheduled activities will include: Hotdog BBQ at 2:00pm; Zumba at 2:15; Fun with science at 3:00pm and cake and picture taking (by Lisa Cochran) at 5:30pm. Also available during the afternoon will be: free canteen; tattoo fun; all day pool (bring swimwear & towel); fish pond; games and ponies. This day has been put together for our community kids and is a ‘cost free’ day for all. Funds for this event have been raised by many people dropping in bottles/change – you may have even noticed a man driving a silver Cadillac collecting tossed away bottles out of ditches. His determination has helped create this event (thanks, Wade). Although this is a ‘no admission’ event there will be a box available for non-perishable food items, which will go to the Hampton Food Basket. For more information please contact Ann at 832-5102. 131


Come out and enjoy 2011 on the water - check out Fundy Paddlers Club at fundypaddlersclubinc.com. Training, tripping and meetings with fellow paddlers. The Club meets at 7:00pm every second Monday of the month at the Hammond River Angling Association. 403


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46 Magnolia Avenue, 432-4585, sussexpl@gnb. ca, www.gnb.ca/publiclibraries. Summer Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00am-5:00pm and Wednesdays 12:00pm-8:00pm, closed Saturday & Sunday The countdown is on … our Summer Reading Club drop-in party takes place on Wednesday, August 17th from 1:00-7:00pm. The theme this year is Harry Potter and everyone is encouraged to dress up! Upon arrival the children will be “sorted” and then will receive a wand. We’re planning a “potions class”, games, piñatas, a “Hedwig” owl craft and as always SRC members can pick up their certificates and enjoy cake and refreshments. This awesome event is for Summer Reading Club members only, but, if you haven’t signed up yet there’s still time! Summer Reading Club is happening right now and kids can sign up any time during our open hours. This year’s theme is “The Sky’s the Limit” and we’re learning about everything that happens in the sky! This is how SRC works: kids set a goal of how many books they would like to read over the summer and are given a logbook to keep track of the titles. When they reach half of their goal they receive a Subway coupon for a free kids pak (thank you Subway!). Each week the kids are given a new puzzle piece; there are eight to collect in all. Register your kids for SRC and keep them reading all summer long! Summer Programs for Kids!: We are pleased to offer free weekly programs for every age group - Monday is our family program and children of all ages enjoy puppet shows and crafts. Our Tuesday program is for children in grades K-5 and includes stories, games and crafts. Thursday is for pre-schoolers and we offer Toddler Tales for little ones 18 months-3 years and their caregivers, as well as Storytime and a craft for 3-5 year olds. On Fridays, babies birth-18months and their caregivers enjoy our adorable Babies in the Library program. All of our programs begin at 10:30am and pre-registration is not required. For more information on these or any other library events, please call the library, check out our website or look us up on Facebook.


Every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00pm you are invited to play Radio Bingo on (please note change of station) CFBC 93 (930AM) in support of the Animal Rescue League - Jackpot $3,500, plus Cookie Jar plus many other great prizes! Bingo Books ($5) are available by calling 642-0931. If you are a winner please call 658-2322. Thank you for supporting your animal shelter! 836


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The next time you send your children outside to play, you may want to consider the hidden dangers that exist in your own backyard. The IWK Health Centre’s Child Safety Link wants to remind parents there are some important ways you can protect your children – and your neighbours’ kids – this summer. Backyard pools are becoming increasingly popular now that inflatable versions are much more affordable. Splashing around is an excellent way to beat the heat and have fun, but pools can also be deadly. “Drowning is a leading cause of death for young children in Atlantic Canada,” says Sarah Blades, Health Promotion Specialist with Child Safety Link. “If pools are enclosed by a four-sided, self-locking, self-closing gate, many toddler drownings could be prevented.” Child Safety Link recommends toddlers always be held by at least one hand while using floaters or water toys. Blades says it is also important to empty any temporary water from things such as kiddie pools or buckets when you’re not using them. “A child can drown very quietly and very quickly in a small amount of water.” While your flower gardens may be pretty to look at, some of them may be dangerous. Some annuals and perennials are toxic to children. Parents should pay special attention to the plants growing on their property, know the names of them and eliminate anything poisonous. “If poisonous plants are consumed, the result can range from a burn on the mouth to the child becoming very sick,” says Blades. “Parents are encouraged to research what is in the garden and to remove anything poisonous.” If a child does come into contact with a toxic plant, parents in New Brunswick should call 911. Backyard play sets are plenty of fun for kids of all ages, but you might be surprised to hear your lawn is not the best ground surface for swings and slides. In fact, soft sand, wood chips, pea gravel or rubber material are all safer options for your outdoor play space because they absorb impact much better than grassy ground. Here’s a quick playground checklist for your backyard: -Surfacing such as pea gravel, wood chips or soft sand should extend at least 1.8 metres (6 feet) in all directions from the play equipment. -Spaces in equipment should be less than 9 cm (3.5 in) or greater than 23 cm (9 in). Look for and eliminate spaces that could trap a child’s head or body. -Platforms should have ramps and guardrails to prevent falls. -Watch for sharp points or edges that can catch children’s clothing. -Swing seats should be made from soft material such as rubber or canvas. -Play equipment should be firmly anchored to the ground. -Watch for tripping hazards such as exposed concrete or tree roots around play equipment. 901


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The descendants of James & Margaret (Vallance) and Wm & Jane (Dane) Elliott will be holding a reunion on Sunday, August 14th at the Alma Activity Centre in Alma. Registration will be at 1:15 and potluck supper at 4:15pm. 516

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Scouts is Canada’s leading youth organization. Come join us and find out why! All groups open to boys and girls: Beavers ages 5-7; Cubs ages 8-10; Scouts ages 11-14; Venturers ages 1417. Registration will take place on tuesday, August 23rd - from 6:00-8:00pm at the Lighthouse River Centre and Saturday, September 10th from 10:00am–2:00[m in BINGo & cARD PARtIES IN uPHAm the Ossekeag Room, Hampton Community Centre. For more information check our websites at www. Regular Wednesdays Bingo at the Hall in Upham at 7:00pm. The regular monday night card parties at the Upham WI Hall hamptonscouts.ca or www.scouts.ca. 122 begin at 7:30pm. All are welcome. 514 The Saint John Coin Club is sponsoring their 2011 “Coin Show” on Sunday, September 18th at the Howard Johnson Hotel (Main Street, Saint John). The show will run from 9:30am-3:30pm and there is no admission charge. For further information contact Tom at 650-0669 or by email at ycart@nb.sympatico.ca. See you there! 818



Auction 45’s cards every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm at the Lower Millstream Hall (Rte 880/875). The cost to play is $4.00/person and includes a 50/50 ticket and lunch. Come bring your friends and have a fun evening. 505


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A weekly free children’s program offered by the Head of Millstream Wesleyan Church for ages 3-12 is held on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information contact Rachel McGuire at 433-1761 or browse our website at hislight.ca/millstreamwesleyan.html. 515


Two programs unique to the Atlantic provinces that focus on water safety and drowning prevention have received national awards from the Canadian Red Cross. There have been at least 11 water-related deaths in the Atlantic region up to June 21, the first day of summer 2011, which is down from 20 deaths observed in the same 24-week period of 2010. At its annual general meeting June 18th-19th the Canadian Red Cross recognized for program and service excellence two of its Atlantic regional programs – one that offers free, short-term loans of personal flotation devices (PFDs), and the other being its summer day camps for children in PEI. First launched in Newfoundland & Labrador in 2008, the Red Cross last year expanded to offices throughout Atlantic Canada a program in which PFDs are loaned for a week or two at no cost for family, office or other group outings. By law in Canada, boat operators must have a PFD or a lifejacket for each passenger, so the program targets events where more PFDs in correct sizes are needed, but the cost might discourage people from buying them for a one-time or infrequent outing. Up to the first day of summer (June 21st), the Canadian Red Cross tracked 11 drownings and other water-related deaths in the Atlantic region; four each in Newfoundland & Labrador and in New Brunswick, three in Nova Scotia and none in PEI. In the same period in 2010, there had been 20 fatalities – seven each in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador, four in New Brunswick and two in PEI. All 52 water-related deaths reported in Atlantic Canada throughout 2010 involved males. Two-thirds involved boating activities and in the vast majority of deaths, PFDs were not worn. Information on water safety and drowning prevention including tips for parents and caregivers and locations for swimming lesson providers heading into the summer recreational season are online at redcross.ca/swim. 909


Support the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick. Each day thousands of Canadians take a moment to enjoy a cup of coffee. This September, you can make your coffee count by joining the annual nationwide Alzheimer Coffee Break®. Coffee Breaks run from September 15th until the end of October and are hosted by people like you; people who want to help raise money in support of the Alzheimer Society. The money raised helps provide local programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease in your community. It’s easy. You can hold a Coffee Break® in your office, at home, at your church, in a local mall, or anywhere you can set up a stand and serve coffee. You can offer juice or add cookies to increase the donations, and use our coffee cup cut-outs for supporters to write their name on in recognition for their donations. We will provide you with all of the promotional material you need as well as your coffee! For more information and to find out the different ways you can make your coffee count, contact 634-8722 or visit www. alzheimercoffeebreak.ca. 911

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Hampton Herald - August 9, 2011



On June 17th there were many proud students and family members at the PALS graduation as nine high school diplomas and 13 adult diplomas were presented. All have their own stories as to how they came to attend the PALS program on Maple Ave., but ultimately their stories are the same, every one of them had the desire to graduate and to improve their life situation. This was easy to see as presentations were made to individual students. Jason Spence received the John Howard Award for ‘Inspiring Change’ and Layka Shay received the ‘Turnaround Achievement Award’ from District 6 and has been accepted into university for September. Layka gave a heartfelt address as the Representative of the Graduating Class and Danielle Ricketts showed off her singing talents. The Hon. Bruce Northrup, Minister of Natural Resources, was the key note speaker at the graduation. Following his address, he made a cheque presentation to Harold Dalling, Coordinator of P.A.L.S., and spoke of the Department of Social Development’s commitment to support the PALS program for the year 2011-2012. The acronym PALS stands for ‘Partners in Alternative Learning Strategies’ and although there may be other programs in the province called PALS, this program is unique in the fact that it is the only program in the country that combines adult learners with youth. PALS was started in 1994 as a partnership between Social Development, Post Secondary Education Training and Labour, Service Canada, and School District 6 in response to a need in the community. It was recognized that many adults in Kings County did not have their high school diploma and with the ever changing labour market most companies required a minimum of grade 12 when hiring. There were also many youth at the High School level that just did not fit the regular school system and were leaving school with minimal education. Congratulations to all the graduates! 324


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Hampton Herald - August 9, 2011



As we start the wind down of summer to September, for many of us the beginning of the school year looms large in our view. It has been several years since my daughters were in school, but this September marks the first day of kindergarten for the grand granddaughter. She has attended preschool and loved it. She has had a visit to the school in May which included a short drive on the school bus, which seemed to go well. Her biggest concern seems to be that school bus . . . maybe those Magic School Bus stories have her a little worried? As the parent of young children I enjoyed my summers with them, but I was certainly ready for school to open by September. Life could then resume some semblance of normality (which is pretty elusive at any time of the year with kids!), at least until Christmas. I sometimes wondered what it is like in different climates, where “summer” isn’t much different from “winter”. Would two one month school breaks spaced throughout the year be as luxurious as that two full months plus off? As a child, I loved the newness of the new school year. New pencils, new scribblers, new books. There is something so satisfying about cracking open that new scribbler and writing the first words. A sense of the journey ahead and the new things to learn. For I always loved to learn. If we teach our children nothing else, a healthy curiousity about the world will serve them well. They will need the reading and numeracy skills as well, but it is that curiousity to explore that drives learning for the shear joy of learning. Kids are born with it, but we need to encourage it to ensure it does not get lost. I KNOW it can be annoying to answer the tenth question in five minutes, but how else will they learn? We are all teachers, whether we realize it or not, and every moment is a teaching opportunity. Summer vacation included . . . what are you teaching right now? “They say that we are better educated than our parents’ generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing.” ~ Richard Yates. 801

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EmPloymENt RELIABLE PERSON to care for disabled child (mobile but non-verbal) in Norton, starting Sept. 6, after school and school closures. Call 839-2781. 2 PART TIME EMPLOYEES needed at senior home in Hampton, CPR and first aid required. Call Krissy at 832-4051. BLUEBERRY RAKERS - pickers in Upham. Starting second week in August. Contact Lorne Kilpatrick 847-8804. CARE-GIVER REQUIRED, for young adult male, duties include meal preparation, light housekeeping and personal care. Vehicle provided for errands, experience an asset, however willing to train. Serious inquiries only. Please call after 5:00pm (h)849-3935, (c)721-1943. BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Turn 5-10 hours/week into $1000+/month. Operate a mini office outlet from your computer, FREE evaluation. www. yourfreedomoffice.com.

fIREWooD SPRINGfIElD fIREWooD, quality hardwood, cut, split, delivered. Call 485-2349. TIRED OF GETTING THE WRONG size wood? Fire wood cut to specification. Call Doug 763-3486 or 333-5843. FIREWOOD FOR SALE, good prices, good wood, call Ken. 832-4326. MAPLE, BEECH & yellow birch firewood for sale. 832-0685. foR RENt COMMERCIAL SPACE for lease 1031 Main Street, Hampton. Main level parking, lot maintenance included, utilities included, lighted signage space available. Available immediately, contact Wayne at 653-1957. 1 BEDROOM TRAILER, quiet location, Bloomfield. 832-4450. ROOM FOR RENT, $400 monthly, male or female roommate wanted to share bills, must like dogs, rural house setting, large campfire pit, large yard, very peaceful. Johnson Road, 10 minutes from Hampton. Call Jason 832-7959. foR SAlE SCREENED GRADE ‘A’ topsoil, $210 +HST per tandem load, delivered to Hampton/Sussex area. 839-1917 or 435-1973. USED APPLIANCES, 24” electric stoves in stock, exterior/interior doors, tires (most sizes), new sky light, used windows, and household items. 218 Main St. Norton. 839-2628. loSt/fouND FOUND SET OF 4 KEYS, one is to a Ford vehicle. Contact Leslie Urqhart at Marysview Senior Facility. LOST RED NIKON digital camera in red case with black strap, small reward offered. Phone Cathy 832-7178. NotIcES WE JOSEPH L. KANE and spouse, citizens of Canada and Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick, by Registered Deed, lot number 0159566 and heirs and successors to a Grant of Land registered as number 9098, with charter by Her Royal Majesty Queen Victoria, year 1871 and granted by the New Brunswick Court of Chancery, registered at the New Brunswick Forestry Building, Fredericton, have had our rights infringed upon, contrary to the Queen, the Court and the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms of Canada. REAl EStAtE NEW PRICE, $255,000. Garden home, 5 Merritt Hill Road, Quispamsis (end of Gondola Point Road), superlative views, John Hart construction. See propertyguys.com, ID#118248 or call 847-1243. SERVIcES offERED LOOKING FOR house cleaning jobs, $15 per hour, Tue, Wed, Thurs morning or afternoons, very fussy cleaner, punctual, responsible, you supply materials and tools. Contact by phone 832-3342. 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. VILLAGE UPHOLSTERY & REFINISHING - Craftsmanship. RV’s, boat covers, recovering & restyling repairs. HD foam, T-Trailers, caning, seagrass, canvas. 832-7870. WEDDING OFFICIANT will help plan unique ceremony, when, where, and how you wish. Book now for best dates. Janet 847-9833. BRIAN’S MAINTENANCE & Home Repair, carpentry, kitchens, bath, painting, ceramic tile, electrical etc. Over 20 years experience. Free estimates. Call Brian 839-2296. CASH FOR CARS, truck, vans, snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, motorcycles, trailers, aluminum boats, copper wire, brass & more, for scrap. 653-0026. RITE WAY CLEANERS now has openings for residential and commercial cleaning. We offer de- cluttering, organizing and will clean your house from top to bottom. For a free estimate call Fallon, 832-3894. HAul AWAy 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 333-9067. EASY LAWN HYDROSEEDING. Great rates, quality work & fast service! Call John @ 653-0937.

Hampton Herald - August 9, 2011



KEN BROWN ELECTRICAL Inc. Your electrical service company for all your home & business needs. For your solar & wind power solutions, call or email Kim at (506)839-2877, kimbrown@nb.sympatico.ca. BuyING JUNK CARS, trucks, travel trailers, motor homes, farm machinery. I pay you cash. Call 721-4255. 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. PIANO LESSONS AVAILABLE IN Hampton and Bloomfield Station at $13.00 per half hour lesson for ages 7+. Call David McCready 832-2514. DANNY BOY TRUCKING, local driveway gravel and clear stone, 1/2, 1/4 minus, 15 tonne, $250 delivered. Topsoil $265. Daniel 608-0212. B. LEMON MASONRY, RESIDENTIAL, commercial, brick, blocks, stonework, chimney’s, re-pointing, walkways. Free estimates call Brent at 847-5126, cell 333-0449.

REGISTERED FOOT CARE NURSE is now accepting clients. Offering foot care in the comfort of your own home in Hampton & surrounding areas. For professional foot care & details, call Shirley at 832-2126. Covered with most insurance plans. MARITIME RIGGING & Industrial Supplies, serving marine, forestry, agricultural, construction, transportation, manufacturing & recreational. Authorized Action Truck & Cap accessories dealer. Mon. - Sat. day/ evening call 832-1198. WANtED WANTED, LAWN TRACTORS, garden tillers and snow blowers, any condition. 832-4905. yARD/GARAGE SAlES YARD & BAKE SALE, Sussex Corner United Church Hall, August 20th & 21st, 8:30am - 4:00pm. Fresh coffee and cheesecake available to purchase at the door. Tables to rent,contact Vanessa at vankil@nb.sympatico.ca.

Hampton Herald - August 9, 2011



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