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1ST ROTHESAY
PATHFINDERS
UNIT PROJECT
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Page 9
Published Bi-Weekly
Next Issue: December 20
Deadline: December 13
“MARKETING APPROACH”
If you recall the great difculty that I was having with tractor
shopping, I fnally decided to adopt a totally new approach.
You see, if you look at the whole tractor issue from a marketing
perspective, it would go something like this. People don’t simply
buy products (say a car), they are actually solving problems
(transportation) or satisfying needs (escape from the missus).
So if I look at the problem from this point of view ... I don’t
need a tractor!!! What I really need is a snow removal solution, a
dirt digging solution and a dirt/gravel moving solution!!! Okay,
I think I’m on the right track here. When solving a problem as
complex as this, it always helps to look around and fgure out
what assets you have to work with!!!
Lo and behold, one of my biggest assets is the ... “WIFE”!!!! A
couple of shovels and I have a snow removal solution!! A pointy
shovel and my dirt digging solution is solved!! Trow in a wheel
barrow and dirt/gravel moving is a breeze!!!
When you look at problems from the proper perspective the
solutions become obvious, I don’t need a new tractor, I need a
new WIFE!! Now what specifcations do I need to look for??
Weight, height, temperament, fuel capacity, lifing ability, leg
strength, ............ Oh!!Oh!! Somehow shopping for a wife could
turn out to be a lot worse than shopping for a tractor!! And I’m
kind of guessing that a tractor just might be cheaper.
Hey!! What if I shop for a tractor like I did for a wife!! Goof
around for a bunch of years enjoying life, wait for desperation to
set in, and take the frst one that I could fnd!!!!!!!!!
Hold on!! Tat really isn’t funny and certainly not true. Well
alright ... I do fnd it funny but it still isn’t true. I will probably
never fnd a tractor as good as my dear wife.
Actually, in tractor shopping, desperation did set in, snow was
coming, and I didn’t have a
removal solution ready (the
missus threw the ofered
shovels much further than
I thought possible). But
thanks to the support of my
dear wife, we should now
be ready to face winter once
again. 800
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ROTHESAY-KINGS ROTARY NEWS
On the evening of October 15
th
members of
the Rothesay-Kings Rotary and their guests
gathered to enjoy and evening of fellowship
at their Fall Classic Dinner. Tis annual
event is one of the Club’s major fundraisers,
providing monies for such projects as local
breakfast programs, literacy initiatives and
international humanitarian relief. Honored at this years dinner
were Dr.Shaun Jennings, inspirational speaker and author of “
Locked In, Locked Out” and long time Rotarian, Stuart Urdang.
Both men were awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship
Award. Tis award is a unique recognition in Rotary. It is
given to honor those Rotarians or community members who
have demonstrated by their actions their dedication to service
to others and to world peace and understanding. Each PHF
recognition represents a gif of at least $1000US to the Rotary
Foundation to fund a part of their educational, ambassadorial
and humanitarian projects around the world.
Also, District #7810 of Rotary International is looking for team
members for a Group Study Exchange. Te exchange for the
up-coming year will be to the Northern Regions of Mexico and
travel dates will be from April 6
th
- May 5
th
2012. Applicants
must be professionals between the ages of 25- 40 who have the
desire to learn about other cultures and will represent our area
well internationally. Tis is a wonderful opportunity to travel
and immerse yourself in another culture as well as promote
your own region. It is a wonderful chance to network with other
people in similar vocations to your own and learn about how
your industry as it functions in another country.
Application deadline is Wednesday, December 7
th
and
interested parties should contact Team Leader Kendall Higgins
at Papahiggins45@gmail.ca for more information or application.
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KV COFFEE HOUSE
Te KV Cofee House Christmas Gala will be on Saturday,
December 10
th
at the Quispamsis Civic Centre (Civic Drive,
over the Fire Hall by the big Daly’s store). Doors open at 6:30
and the show starts at 7:00pm with a mixture of Christmas,
country and folk music. Te list of entertainers will include: Te
Cofee House Girls; John Merrick; Anita Arsenault and Desa,
just to name a few. Come one, come all - enjoy the music and
help support the KV Food Bank. Te Civic Centre is wheelchair
accessible by elevator.
If you are interested in performing or helping at the Cofee
House please call Desa at 847-2917. Here’s hoping we can make
this a best year yet! 218
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KCV TOASTMASTERS
Are your presentation skills exciting or excruciating? Do your
knees shake when you have to speak in public? Do you wish
you had better speaking skills or knew how to run a business
meeting?
Come for a visit and see why our members say: “I’ve developed
a new level of confdence thanks to Toastmasters” (Cynthia
Clarke); “I won my new job because Toastmasters taught me
to speak more professionally and be a better leader” (Brian
Shanks); “I own a business and Toastmasters has helped me
make money by being better at sales and also learning skills that
help employees better retain their training. I’ve also improved
my listening and evaluation skills” (Richard Mercer).
KV Toastmasters (where you’ll learn skills that will transform
your presentations from tired to admired) meets on Tuesday
evenings – 7:00-9:00pm at Rothesay High School (in the library)
- only on days school is in session - check our website for more
information.
Visit www.KVtoastmasters.org or phone Jean at 763-3923. 219
SCHOOl SUPPlIES DRIVE UPDATE
Te Saint John Kiwanis Club has partnered with Staples Business
Depots for about 10 years expanding the program from one
location to three as Staples expanded. Tis has been a great
partnership resulting in thousands of dollars worth of school
supplies being distributed by the schools in the area to hundreds
of students-in-need.
Te management and staf of Staples 322 Rothesay would like
to thank their generous customers for their kind donations
during our Back to School drive this fall. We were able to give
$1271.51 to the Kiwanis Club to help out less fortunate children
in the area. 223
TOPS IS ON THE MOVE
TOPS (Take Of Pounds Sensibly), the afordable, non-proft,
non-commercial, oldest weight loss support group is growing
again; with 25 chapters throughout southern New Brunswick
- Silver Falls United Church, Loch Lomond Road, meets on
Tursday mornings, with weigh in at 9:30 and meeting begins
at 10:00am.
For further information about other TOPS meetings, or more
information on these chapters, please call Donna or John
Buckley, Area Captains at 849-0550. 214
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RCl KENNEBECASIS BRANCH #58
61 Marr Road, Rothesay, NB E2E 5Y8 847-5146
Branch Hours: Monday-Tursday 2:30-9:00pm;
Friday 2:30pm-12:00mid-night; Saturday 2:00-
9:00pm; Sunday 10:30-7:00pm.
Sundays – 10:30am-12:00noon, Brunch ($6/
person), the last Brunch for 2011 will be held
on December 18
th
. Brunches will resume for
2012 on January 8
th
; 1:30-7:00pm, Rummoli
every second Sunday.
Tuesdays – (2
nd
Tuesday of each month)
7:00pm, Executive meeting and General meeting at 8:00pm.
Wednesdays – (2
nd
Wednesday of each month) 7:00pm, Ladies’
Auxiliary.
Saturdays – 3:00-6:00pm, Shufeboard.
Friday, December 9
th
– 7:00-9:00pm, Christmas Sing Along
(open to everyone). With Christmas only a few weeks away this
is a great opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit. Come
one, come all, Ho, Ho, Ho.
Tuesday, December 13
th
– 8:00pm, the Annual Elections for RCL
Branch #5 and all members in good standing are encouraged to
attend & participate. Members are asked to have their current
membership cards available.
Saturday, December 17
th
– 11:00am-1:00pm, annual Children’s
Christmas Party. Tis is open to all children & grandchildren
of Branch #58 members. Treats for the children will be provided
and we anticipate a special guest to visit. Anyone wishing to
attend please register at the branch by Saturday, December 10
th
.
Saturday, December 31
st
– 9:00pm-12:30am, New Year’s
Eve Dance. Tickets ($15/person) are available at the branch.
Admission includes hot/cold bufet, party favours, door prize,
spot dances, 50/50 draw. Music will be provided by GPS Country.
Everyone welcome.
Sunday, January 1
st
– 12:00noon-7:00pm, New Year’s Levee, Pot
Luck – bring in your favourite dish and join us in celebrating
the New Year.
Holiday Hours: December 24
th
– closing at 6:00pm; December
25
th
& 26
th
– closed; Branch re-opens on December 27
th
.
Serving the Public: Catering available. Facility Rentals – two
rooms available for functions, business and private meetings.
Contact Branch for details.
Veterans Need Help?: Veterans in need of assistance with VAC
applications, disabilities, frailty, medical treatment. Please
contact the Branch. 206
A TAlE OF THE EPIPHANY
L’Arche Saint John will be presenting “A Tale
of Te Epiphany” on Friday, January 6
th

7:30pm at the Trinity Anglican Church (115
Charlotte Street). Tis will be a wonderful
evening of music, poetry, story and mime
with guest performances by: Tracy Friars;
Spencer Belyea and the Saint John Chorale;
Comhaltas; David Goss; New Dawn Players;
with host Steven Web of CBC.
Tickets ($15) may be purchased by calling L’Arche Saint John at
672-6504, or at the door. Storm date if necessary will be Saturday,
January 7
th
. 630
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Renovations
Kitchens & Bathrooms
Basement Finishing
Flooring
Painting
Crack Filling
Disaster Cleanup
Complete Restoration
Water Damage
Fire Damage
Wind Damage
Sewer Back-up

Maintenance
Snow Plowing
Snow Blowing
Walkway Shoveling
Roof Shoveling
Salt & Sanding
www.homestarinc.ca
homestar@homestarinc.ca 847-3202
GO GREEN WITH HOlIDAY ClEANUP
Te holiday season has arrived.
Celebrations and gifs will be at the
forefront of the festivities. Once all of the
gifs are torn open, there are bound to be
mounds of wrapping paper in each and
every home, which can mean damaging
waste for the environment. Wrapping
paper, boxes and ribbons tossed straight
into the garbage can mean that pounds
of added trash will end up in landflls across the country.
According to the Clean Air Council, an additional 5 million
tons of waste is generated during the holidays in the United
States. Four million tons of that waste is wrapping paper and
shopping bags. Tere are smarter solutions to dealing with
holiday clean-up.
Te frst step is choosing environmentally responsible
wrapping materials. Glossy, metallic or embellished wrapping
paper may not be easily recycled - or even recyclable at all.
Instead, look for wrapping paper that is made from recycled
materials and can, in turn, be recycled once more. Consider
wrapping gifs in plain, brown mailing paper and decorate the
outside with earth-friendly paints.
Next, nix the tissue paper inside of gif boxes. It doesn’t really
serve a functional purpose, except for further delaying the
reveal of the gif inside. Tissue paper alone accounts for a lot of
extra trash. Skipping it means a person will be saving money
and the environment. Here are some other green cleanup tips:
-Designate a child or adult to gather the discarded wrapping
materials and sort the piles into trash. Ribbons and bows can
be reused, as can many gif boxes and bags.
-Shred paper items that are bound for the trash to reduce their
volume and require fewer trash bags for transport.
-Find out if a shipping store will take foam peanuts and air-
flled wraps to be recycled.
-Be sure to collect expired batteries and recycle them at a
facility that does so.
-Christmas trees can be taken down and sent for mulching.
Many communities collect trees afer the season is over for this
purpose.
Because there is bound to be some extra garbage during the
holidays, individuals can take steps to curb trash in other
aspects of their lives this time of the year. Some ideas include
using cloth napkins and actual dishes and cutlery instead
of disposable items. Before purchasing new gif paper, sort
through last year’s collection to see what items can be reused.
Cutting the front of of holiday cards and using them as gif
tags is another way to recycle. CH4
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The Riverside Country Club
& River’s Edge Catering
Invites you to join us for
A Taste of Christmas
Lunch Buffet
Carved Turkey & Seasonal Trimmings
Carved Roast Beef
Broiled Atlantic Salmon
Assortment of Salads
Cold Platters
Freshly Baked Rolls
Homemade Festive Desserts
Freshly Brewed Tea & Coffee
$15.95
plus HST per person
December 20
th
, 21
st
& 22
nd
, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Reservations Required
Please call Sara Johnson @ 847-7545 Ext# 226
The Riverside Country Club
2524 Rothesay Road
Rothesay, New Brunswick
riveredge@nb.aibn.com
HRAA NEWS
Christmas Potluck: Sunday, December 11
th

with doors opening at 2:00pm and the meal
served at 4:00pm. We’ll ask for our usual help
in providing the excellent variety of food
we always enjoy at this event. Tis is always
a popular event and a great chance to renew
friendships and prepare for the Christmas
Season. We’ll need volunteers to help set up and clean aferwards
as well.
News from the Riverbank: It looks like winter has arrived, with
a coating of slushy snow/ice on the lower stretches of Hammond
River. Tis will quickly end, with the mild weather in the forecast
for this weekend. We’re seeing muskrats in front of the building,
dodging the foating slush. As a reminder, here’s the link to
CRI’s State of the Environment of the St. John River, report.
Its important reading for all of us that are concerned about
the health of the St. John, and the Hammond: Te document
is available at CRI’s website at: unb.ca/research/institutes/cri/_
resources/pdfs/criday2011/cri_sjr_soe_fnal.pdf.
Fish ‘n Jam: Wednesdays at 7:00pm. If anyone wants fy tying
instruction, they should call the centre and we will try to be sure
that we have someone available. Also, we are planning to move
the fy tying downstairs where there is much better lighting. And
our musicians are having a great time, with as many as 30 people
showing up every Wednesday evening.
Want more information about HRAA and our programs?
Visit hraa.ca. Keep track of us on Facebook as well, just search
Hammond River Angling Association. 401
K.O.C. CRIBBAGE
Te Knights of Columbus will be hosting
Cribbage Games every Tursday evening
at 7:30pm. Admission $5 for 8 games. Have
fun, meet new friends and win prizes. Te
games are held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Church, lower hall (new church on Gondola
Point Road). Enter via the back entry on the
right. 404
FUNDY PADDlERS
Come out and enjoy the New Brunswick waters - check out
Fundy Paddlers Club at fundypaddlersclubinc.com. Training,
tripping and meetings with fellow paddlers.
Te Fundy Paddlers Club meets the third Monday of the
month, 7:00pm, at Hammond River Angling Association. 403
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ON OUR COVER:
GUIDES UNIT SERVICE PROJECT
Recently the First Rothesay Pathfnder Unit made a homemade
lasagna and cookies for a fellow Guider who needed a helping
hand – as a Unit Service project. Way to go, girls! 225
FAIR VAlE OUTING ASSOCIATION
8 River Road, Rothesay
Sundays – 7:00pm, General Meetings the frst Sunday of each
month, all members are welcome to attend. Election of Ofcers
& Executive to take place during the December meeting.
Tuesdays – TOPS meet from 6:00-7:30pm, for more info contact
Marg Titus at 847-0395; Starlight Promenaders Square Dance
Club meets from 7:30pm-10:00pm, for more info please contact
Pat & Jim McLean at 763-2634.
Wednesdays - Crib at 7:30pm, everyone welcome. For more info
please contact Sam Gauvin at 847-8261.
Tursdays - Bingo, doors open at 6:00pm, games begin at
6:55pm. Regular games, specials, early & late games, building
jackpots for Bonanza; Lucky 7; Pyramid; and Treasure Chest
games. For more information please contact Richard Smith at
847-4163.
New year’s Ever Party tickets ($30/person) are now on sale and
include dinner, party favours and dance (music by “Vocal Five”).
For more information contact Jeanie at 847-8332.
Te Fair Vale Outing Association is available for rental for
weddings, Christmas parties and other special events. Home
cooking catering is also available. Please contact David Smith at
847-4647 for more information.
2012 memberships now available contact Sharon at 847-7290.
Memberships are also available at the Bingo Canteen and at the
Bar when open. 229
ROYAl CONSERVATORY GOlD MEDAl
WINNER
Te Royal Conservatory congratulates Rothesay resident, Sarah
Han, who won a 2011 Gold Medal for scoring the top mark in
Atlantic Canada on the Grade 3 Piano examination. Her teacher
is Mary Ann Morgan, who is based in Saint John.
Regional Gold Medals are awarded each academic year
(September 1
st
to August 31
st
) to Conservatory examination
candidates in Preparatory A and B and Grades 1 to 10 who achieve
the highest standard of excellence in their respective province
or designated region. Eligible candidates must score at least
80% on their practical examination and must have completed
the co-requisite theory examinations for their respective grade
and discipline. Gold Medal ceremonies are held annually in
cities across Canada to recognize students’ achievements and
acknowledge the contributions of their teachers.
For more information on the Royal conservatory, please visit
www.rcmusic.ca. 226
ST. JAMES THE lESS ACW
Te St. James the Less ACW meets for quilting every Tursday
from 1:00-4:00pm. For more information contact 847-3268. 211
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NAVY lEAGUE CADETS OF CANADA
Cadets are boys and girls between
the ages of 9 to 13 who have lots of
opportunities to make new friends,
play sports, go on trips, go camping
and learn new interesting things
based on a naval theme. Te #170 NLCC RM Cromwell cadets
meet on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm.
For more information on the Navy League Cadet Program,
please contact 849-4678 or 849-4146, email nlcc170crmwell@
live.com. 228
“A CHRISTMAS CAROl” READING
St. Augustine’s Church (239 Quispamsis Road) is presenting a
dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on
Friday, December 9
th
at 7:00pm. Special guests for the evening
will be the East Coast Carollers and a festive reception will
follow.
Tickets ($15 each) can be purchased at: Kennebecasis Guardian
Drugs (corner of Marr and Hampton Roads) and St. Augustine’s
Church ofce. All proceeds from this event will be donated
to the Harbour Lights Campaign. For more information call
the Church ofce at 849-8464 or visit the Church website at
parishofquispamsis.com. 222
ROTHESAY RECRATION NEWS
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Rothesay Arena Winter Schedule 2011-12:
Note: Tese scheduled events may vary due
to other special events: Family Skating –
Sundays 3:00-4:00pm, $2/person, max $5/
family; Parent & Tot Hockey – Mondays
2:45-3:45, Tuesdays 2:15-3:15, Wednesdays 1:30-2:30, Tursdays
2:15-3:15pm – no charge; Seniors Skating – Mondays 12:00noon-
1:00pm, no charge; Adult Scrimmage (ages 19 & over) – Mondays
& Fridays 9:45-11:45am, $6/person; Adult Scrimmage (ages 50 &
over) – Wednesdays 12:00noon-1:15pm & Fridays 1:45-3:00pm,
$4/person.
Skate With Santa: Te Town of Quispamsis invites you to come
and Skate with Santa on Sunday, December 11
th
, from 3:00-
4:00pm at the Rothesay arena. Bring your friends and family to
skate and enjoy some free hot chocolate!
13
th
Annual KV Santa Claus Parade Results: Tis year the KV
Chamber of Commerce picked the winners for the seven awards.
Tank you to the foat participants and everyone who came out
to watch the parade. Te following are the award recipients for
each of the seven categories: Best Performance - District 6 Band;
People’s Choice - St. Marks Youth Group; Youth/School - Fairvale
Elementary; Christmas Spirit - Homestar Inc.; Best Large Float
- Town of Quispamsis; Best Small Float - KV Committee for
Disabled Persons; KV Chamber’s Choice - Lakefeld Elementary.
“Like” us on Facebook – facebook.com/
rothesayparksandrecreation; “Follow” us on Twitter –twitter.
com/rothesay_rec or contact: Keri Kent at 848-6652, kerikent@
rothesay.ca, rothesay.ca. 213
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THE KENNEBECASIS PUBlIC lIBRARY
1 Landing Court, Quispamsis; Phone 849-5314; Fax 849-5318;
Email: kennebpl@gnb.ca.
Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Tuesday/
Tursday10:00am-8:30pm; Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm; Sunday
closed.
Childrens Programs:
Drop-In Table: Our family drop-in center has weekly themes
and crafs for parents/caregivers and children to enjoy together.
Toddler Story Time: For children 18 months and still under
3 years with their parents/caregivers. Tuesday mornings from
10:30-11:00am. Registration is not required. Last story time is
December 6
th
until the new year.
Tree-and-Up Club Story Time: For children 3 to 5 years
and their parents/caregivers on Friday mornings from 10:30-
11:00am. Registration is not required. Last story time is Friday,
December 9
th
until the new year.
Adult Programs
Newcomers Cofee Hour: Meets every Tursday from 10:30-
11:30am. Make new friends and practice your English in a
comfortable social setting. Everyone welcome. English speaking
volunteers needed. Registration is required. Last Newcomers
will be held Tursday, December 8
th
and will start again in the
New Year.
Adult Book Club: Meets to discuss the Help by Kathryn Stockett.
Registration is not required. Tursday, December 15
th
Knitting Club: Meets every Tursday evening from 7:00-
8:00pm. Last knitting club will be held Tursday, December 8
th

and will start again in the New Year. Registration is required.
Gr@PH!X Novel Book Club: Meets Saturday, December 19
th
to
discuss Watchmen by Alan Moore. Registration is not required.
Special Events at the Kennebecasis Public Library:
Christmas Open House: Please drop by for our Christmas
Open House from 10:00am-4:00pm on Friday, December 9
th
.
Christmas themed story time, puppet play and special guest will
begin at 10:30am.
Author Visit: Please join us for a reading from local award-
winning author Beth Powning, from her latest book “Te Sea
Captain’s Wife” on Tuesday, December 13
th
at 6:30pm.
Artwork: Please come and visit this month’s local art display by
Tiina Runkla of Christmas themed Origami.
To register for any programs, please call
849-5314. Please note that the Library will
be closed on December 24
th
, 25
th
, 26
th
& 27
th

and January 1
st
. 405
SAINT JOHN TOASTMASTERS
Te Saint John Toastmasters meet every
Monday evening, 8:00pm, 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. 606
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Te 4
th
Tursday of each month at the
Saint John Alzheimer Society ofce 152
Westmorland Road, beginning at 7:00pm.
604
COMMUNITY ADUlT lEARNING PROGRAM
Free classes in Math & English, lower levels up to GED. Small
classes, mornings or afernoons, Monday-Friday. Start at your
own skill level, work at your own pace. Te program will take
place at the Carleton Community Centre.
Call Jim Burns for more info at 658- 2815. 610
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TEA & STORIES
You are invited to join READ Saint
John for an afernoon of Tea & Stories
on Saturday December 10
th
at Trinity
Church in Saint John from 1:00-2:30pm.
Tickets are $10.
We have a wonderful afernoon
planned for your entertainment! Author David Goss
will be the frst to take the stage and share some of his
captivating stories. Afer a short break the Sea Belles
quartet Nova Quatro will grace us with their appearance
to sing some of their wonderful songs. Finally, some of
READ’s students will share from their own work. Tis
afernoon our volunteers will be serving tea, cofee,
sweets and treats. Of course there will be a 50/50 prize
and a gardening gif basket to be won!
Our Tea & Stories is a fundraiser for our Plant a Seed
for Literacy Campaign. Phone our ofce at 633-2011 to
order your tickets and get ready to be amazed. 628
PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUPS IN NB
Parkinson Society Maritime Region now
has seven chapters/support groups in New
Brunswick. “You are not alone”.
To fnd the one nearest you call 1-800-663-
2468. 629
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Te Greater Saint John Prostate Cancer Support Group will
meet Tuesday, December 6
th
7:00pm at St. James the Less
Church, 1760 Rothesay Road, Rothesay. Te guest speaker will
be Dr. Larry Donovan, past leader of the “US TOO” Region
2 Prostate Cancer Support Group. He will be discussing the
‘Value of Prostate Cancer Support Groups’. Also a live web-cast
presentation on “Complete Prostate Cancer Care” presented by
Dr. Rob Rutledge a Radiation Oncologist, Nova Scotia Cancer
Center. He also serves as Chair and CEO of Healing and Cancer
Foundation (www.HealingandCancer.org).
Te Support Group is here to provide assistance for men
diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. You are
invited to attend! For further information call Doug Moore,
Group Coordinator at 847-1628. 815
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SEXUAl ABUSE SURVIVORS SUPPORT
Te Saint John support group for Adult Survivors of Childhood
Sexual Abuse (anonymity respected) meets on Saturdays
from 11:30am-12:30pm and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at
the Community Health Centre (116 Coburg Street next to St.
Joseph’s Hospital) For security reasons the door is locked –
please knock and you will be welcomed to share in our positive
journey to recovery.
We defne 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. 614
ADUlT SKATING AT HARBOUR STATION
Adult pleasure skating on Mondays from 8:30-9:30pm. Come
and enjoy the exercise and social benefts of skating. Live music
provided by Ron Maloney.
For further information call 672-2385 or 849-3019. 612
SJ MUlTICUlTURAl & NEWCOMERS CENTRE
New students and volunteers are welcome at the Saint John
Multicultural and Newcomers Resource Center’s English
conversational classes. English classes are held on the 3
rd
& 4
th

foors of the City Market at the following times: Tuesdays from
4:30-6:00 and Wednesdays & Tursdays from 10:30-12:00noon
and 4:30-6:00pm. Classes are also ofered at Rothesay High
School in room 115 on Mondays & Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm.
Classes are held in Quispamsis at St. Mark’s Catholic Church
on Mondays from 10:30am-12:00noon. Tese classes provide a
comfortable, informal setting for people to practice and develop
their English skills. Participants have an opportunity to carry on
discussions and meet new people from a wide range of cultures.
Te center welcomes new students and volunteers to join our
growing groups.
Te SJMNRC Employment Centre provides assistance for
newcomers interested in working SJ and the surrounding
community. Contact Mary Stack at 642-6464 or Mary.Stack@
sjmnrc.ca for more information.
Lunch en Français: Would you like an opportunity to practice
speaking French? Every Friday from 12:00noon until 1:00pm we
will host a French lunch, either at our centre or a local restaurant.
If you are interested in attending please contact Marie-Paule
Godin at 642-7265 or marie-paule.godin@sjmnrc.ca. 608
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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AT THE ZOO
Celebrate the Holidays with the Cherry
Brook Zoo – enjoy a winter walk through
the zoo and then attend “Te Animal’s
Christmas Pageant” on December 10
th
&
11
th
. At 2:00pm each day of this weekend
a Christmas pageant takes place with your favorite animal stars
Penny & Cusco the llamas, Ben, Lily & Bell the Sicilian Donkeys,
Gingersnap & Licorice the Miniature Horses. Costumed players
join the cast and Santa arrives afer the play with his reindeer in
training Clarissa who lives at your zoo.
Enjoy hot chocolate and a piece of Christmas cake and
children’s holiday crafs. Parents and grandparents can write a
letter to Santa about their children and receive an email or letter
reply from Santa.
Children under 12 are admitted free to the Zoo this weekend
when accompanied by an adult. Group tours do not apply,
regular admission for adults and youth 13 and older.
A zoo volunteer hosted fund raising event. All proceeds go
to the animal’s winter care budget. Te animals, staf and
volunteers of the Cherry Brook Zoo wish everyone a wonderful
holiday season and peace in 2012. For information call the zoo
506-634-1440. 812
CAROl SING IN NAUWIGEWAUK
Te annual Carol Sing will be held on Sunday,
December 11
th
at 7pm at the Nauwigewauk
Community Club. Tis is a wonderful way to get
in the spirit with an evening of classic Christmas
carols. 227
FOOD BASKET BENEFIT
A beneft for the Hampton Food Basket will be held on Sunday,
December 11
th
from 2:00-4:00pm at the Seniors Resource
Center (DeMillle Court) in Hampton. Music for the afernoon
will be provided by: Stewart & Cliford Tays, Denny Janes, Ed
Burton, George Patton & Ray Cassie. Guests include: Donna
Chase, Claude Burton, Gene O’Connor, Alfe & Anita Arsenault,
Morris Joncas and more.
Admission by donation at the door with all proceeds going to
the Hampton Food Basket. Come out and support this worthy
cause. 231
ADAIR’S
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December
17
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Entertainment with
Jenny and the Mac’s
Book your Christmas and
New Year’s Eve Parties now!
December
11
Adair’s Family and
Friends Christmas Party
SUNDAY SPECIALS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
30% OFF ALL MEALS!
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ROTHESAY GUIDES
During the month of November the 1
st

Rothesay Guide Unit collected personal
hygiene products and made three tied
feece blankets for Hestia House. In the
photo Guide unit is displaying the two service projects that they
completed. Way to go Girls! 232
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
Te Saint John Chapter No 14, Order of the Eastern Star,
hold their meetings on the second Wednesday of each month
(September-June), at the Masonic Temple, 92 Germain Street,
Saint John. We extend an invitation to all Eastern Star members
who may have recently moved to the Greater Saint John area to
attend our meetings.
For more information you may call 847-1283, or 652-4647. 605
CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT PORTlAND UNITED
Te Saint John Men’s Chorus with the Contabile
Woman’s Ensemble, in partnership with the Salvation
Army Auxiliary present a Christmas Concert at
Portland United Church on Tuesday, December 13
th

at 7.30pm. Tickets ($15) are available at: Dave Shoots
Bookseller, Coburg Street; Pictures Plus, King Street;
Veronica’s Music, Germain Street; Kennebecasis
Drugs, Marr Road and at the door. 625
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YM-YWCA FOREST GlEN
COMMUNITY CENTRE
Te Saint John Y’s Community Centre located at Forest Hills
School provides a variety of programs and services. Daily
childcare is available from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Te before school
and afer school programs provide care for children 5–12 years
of age, and has full day availability on school cancellation dates.
Tere are a number of free drop-in activities available for
youth (6:00-8:00pm every week night): Monday, Soccer ages
5-12; Tuesday, Ball Hockey and Open Games Room ages 7-17;
Wednesday, Gym Games ages 5-12; Tursday, Cheerleading
ages 5-12; Friday, Dance ages 5-12; every Tursday (6:30pm)
there is an Adult Zumba Class, $5.00/class.
For additional information on any of these programs contact
the Y’s Forest Glen Community Centre at 658-2816. 622
SJ COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE
Te Saint John Community Christmas Exchange is a volunteer
non-proft, 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.
Each November the Exchange Ofce develops and maintains
a new registration list for the churches and agencies in the Saint
John and surrounding area to alleviate duplicate sponsors. In
2010, over 6,600 names including adults, children and teens
were coordinated through the Christmas Exchange.
Individuals or groups wishing to assist a family or make a
donation for a Christmas dinner may do so by contacting
the Christmas Exchange ofce at 634-7868. Te Christmas
Exchange Ofce will be open from November 14
th
until noon,
December 20
th
Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm.
Tose needing assistance are asked to register at a church in
their neighborhood. 617
Reminder: CARlETON CHORISTERS CONCERT
Join the Carleton Choristers for an evening of beautiful
Christmas music on Tuesday, December 6
th
at 7:30pm. Te
concert will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 101 Coburg
Street. Under the leadership of conductor Claire Driscoll, with
assistance from accompanist Christopher Lane, we’ll bring you
familiar melodies and some you may not have heard before.
We’ll also give you a chance to sing along.
Tickets are $12/adults and $10/seniors and students. Tey may
be purchased from choir members or at the door. For more
information, call 638-9111. 615
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WRITE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN HAMPTON
Te Hampton Action Circle of Amnesty
International will be hosting a Write For
Human Rights “Write-a-Ton” on Saturday,
December 10
th
, from 9:00am till 3:00pm.
Te event will take place at the Lutz Law
Ofce on Centennial Drive, in Hampton. Tis
year marks the 50
th
Anniversary of Amnesty
International, and Hampton’s native son, John Peters Humphrey
was responsible for organizing Amnesty International in
Canada.
Please drop by, on December 10
th
, spend a few minutes with
us, and write a letter or two on behalf of one of many featured
individuals who are sufering human rights abuses in Canada
and around the world. 826
SJ-KENNEBECASIS VAllEY NEWCOMERS
Life Is Better With Friends. Are you a newcomer to Saint John?
Are you looking to meet new people and fnd interesting things
to do?
Saint John Kennebecasis Valley Newcomers is a club for women
who have moved to the Greater Saint John and Kennebecasis
Valley area in the past two years. We meet for cofee, lunch,
dinner, Bridge, book club, moms and tots, walking, skiing, and
various other events. Get in touch…meet other “newcomers” to
the Greater Saint John area
If you would like to join, e-mail us at sjkvnewcomersclub@gmail.
com. For more information go to our blog at sjkvnewcomers.
blogspot.com. 600
CHRISTMAS IN SONG
An evening of Christmas music (featuring
the Portland Senior Choir; Nova Quattra;
Rachael Ray; Brittain Brass; Terri Lynn Russell;
Christopher Lane; Elaine, Danielle, and
Zachary Boulanger, and a Christmas Sing-
a-Long) will be held at the Portland United
Church (50 Newport Crescent in Saint John)
on Friday, December 9
th
starting at 7:00pm.
Tickets ($10) are available by calling the church at 632-4030.
624
ANNUAl WASSAIl PARTY IN KINGSTON
Come to the annual Christmas Wassail Party which is being held
at the Kingston Parish Hall on Saturday, December 17
th
from
7:00-9:00pm. A free will ofering will be received. Bring your
favorite dessert of the season to share; fnger food, tea, cofee,
and hot apple cider will be served
Seasonal entertainment to be provided. Hope to see you all
during this time of fellowship. 126
ANTI-BUllYING SUPPORT
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information on bullying, its causes, and how to overcome it.
Te tollfree number (877) 352-4497. 803
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Friday, Dec. 9th at 7:00pm
~ festive reception to follow ~
100% of funds raised will be donated to
with special musical guests
the East Coast Carollers
Tickets are $15.00 each, and can be purchased at:
Kennebecasis Guardian Drugs ~ corner of the Marr and Hampton Roads
for more information, call the church office, 849-8464
www.parishofquispamsis.com
2011 KETTlE CAMPAIGN
Christmas - good times with family and
friends, gatherings with the best of food and
companionship and gifs to give and receive.
For many in our city quite the opposite is true.
Christmas can be a lonely, meager time of year
magnifed by the joy of others. Saint John endures
a poverty rate well above the national level. Tere
are those who struggle with mental illness or physical disabilities
and those whose situation is exacerbated by addiction. Some of
these individuals have little or no family support.
For over 125 years the Salvation Army has been a very real
presence here in Saint John caring for those most vulnerable in
our society. Tis time of year we are acutely aware of how many
charities ask for your donations but we challenge you to look
at our track record; the 2010 Kettle Campaign not only helped
almost 500 families have a wonderful Christmas, but assisted
over 6000 individuals throughout the year.
Te 2011 Kettle Campaign began on November 17
th
at Center
Court of Brunswick Square and will continue until noon on
Christmas Eve. Please give generously when you see our kettles
and allow us to pick out the gif for you this year.
Tank you in advance for continuing to enable us to give hope
… this Christmas and the coming year. 616
CRESCENT VAllEY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Te 2011 annual Crescent Valley Resource Centre
(CVRC) Community Christmas Party will be held
on Saturday, December 17
th
. Tis family event,
organized by volunteers, is flled with music, craf
activities, and snacks for all residents of Crescent
Valley.
Te CVRC is looking for donations of new:
socks, mitts or gloves, and hats (for all ages) for
distribution at the community Christmas party.
Alternatively, cash donations to assist with costs associated with
the event are welcomed.
Te CVRC is a registered charity and donations over $10 will
receive a charitable tax receipt. To make a donation, or if you
wish to help in another way, contact the CVRC by calling 693-
8513, or email: crescentvalleyresourcecentre@gmail.com.
It would be appreciated if donations could be dropped of to the
CVRC, 130 MacLaren Blvd by Wednesday, December 7
th
. 618
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CITY MARKET SENIOR’S CENTRE
Located on the 2
nd
level of the City
Market, the Senior Centre is a great place
for Seniors (50+) to gather, eat, play, win
and more! Our services include:
Meals - served Weekdays, 11:30am–
12:30pm and our lunch is the best deal
in town at $6, no tax/no tip and includes:
meat/fsh; 1–2 scoops mashed potato, vegetable; pickle; bread,
dessert and a bottomless cup of tea! Subject to change, our daily
menu is: Monday – Meatloaf; Tuesday – Turkey (complete
with stufng, gravy & cranberry sauce); Wednesday – Ham
and Potato Scallop; Tursday – Breaded Chicken Breast; Friday
– Fish (Salmon). Although our fresh food is prepared on site
specifcally for a senior palate, all ages are welcome and all
pay the same price. Take-out available, advance phone orders
preferred.
Bingo - 1:30–2:30pm Monday/Tuesday/Tursday. Prices vary
depending on number of cards purchased but start at just
$2.25. Each game includes 15 regular Bingo, Winner take All,
Last Game jackpot, 2 Centre Number draws, a 50/50 draw
and a Cookie Jar prize. All adults are welcome but only Centre
Members can win full Last Game jackpot.
Auction 45’s - 7:00 pm, Wednesdays $6 fee includes sandwiches,
sweets & tea as well as a 50/50 draw.
Cards - 11:30am–1:30pm most days, these informal member
games vary in nature, but there’s always room at the table for
more!
Art Club - 9:00–11:30am, Tuesdays, no price but all attendees
must be Senior Centre Members (membership fee is just $10/
yr) and supply their own materials. Tis is not a teaching class,
however friendly advice is available.
Footcare Clinic - held bi-monthly, this privately operated clinic
is held on our premises by a certifed foot care provider and
costs just $25.
Special Events - watch for announcements regarding our special
lunches, fundraisers such as our annual bake-sale and social
events like the costume dance we held in October! A Trunk
Sale (clothing) will be held in November and a Christmas Tea in
December, dates TBA.
For more information call Virginia at 693-8587 or drop in
and visit us at the City Market. Te elevator and stairs to the
2
nd
foor are located just through the door across from Billy’s
Seafood interior entrance. For a full “Centre” experience, come
for lunch, join a card game, and top it of with an hour of Bingo!
Looking for a gif for a Senior in your life? Annual Memberships
for Seniors (50+) cost just $10 and gif certifcates for meals,
memberships and more are available year round! 607
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MARCO POlO QUIlTERS’ GUIlD
Te Marco Polo Quilters Guild welcomes all those interested
in quilting whether they are beginners or experienced quilters.
Te guild will be presenting beginners workshops starting in
December as well as various other workshops throughout the
year. Workshop information may be accessed on the guild
website marcopoloquiltersguild.googlepages.com.
Join us at St. Columba Church on the frst Wednesday of every
month from 7:00-9:00pm and every Tursday from 10:00am-
2:00pm. Come and enjoy the fellowship of quilting. Bring a
friend, enjoy the programs, take a workshop, 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,
mnorahsullivan@hotmail.com. 613
Ladies of the Marco Polo Quilters Guild made 134 Christmas
stockings to help Joshua Group this Christmas. Some of the
ladies who participated are: Back Row - Carol Ann Barton,
Lydia Boyd, Honey Rowe, Dorothy Harvey, Lillian Clark,
Florence Dunham, and Lorraine Watkins accepting the socks
for her group to fll.
Front Row - Bonnie Torunski, Faith Moar, Elaine Reid and
Carolyn Wishart.
AlCOHOlICS ANONYMOUS
If you want to drink,
Tat’s your business.
If you want to stop,
Tat’s ours.
Call Alcoholics Anonymous, 650-3114. Daily
meetings at several locations. 601
ROCMAURA AUXIlIARY NEWS
Rocmaura Auxiliary will be holding their next meeting on
Tursday, December 8
th
at 4:00pm in the Boardroom of
Rocmaura Nursing Home.
Te winners of the Rocmaura Auxiliary Rafe are: 1
st
Prize,
Watercolour by Valerie Crisp – Joan Nelson; 2
nd
Prize, Meat Tray
– Ryan Fry; 3
rd
Prize , Sea Dogs Hockey Tickets – Ken Ross.
Tank-you to all who supported Rocmaura Nursing Home. 626
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS
Do you have a problem with Food? Are you fed up with dieting?
Overeaters Anonymous can help. No weigh-ins or fees. We meet
Mondays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00am at the Community
Health Centre, 116 Coburg Street in Saint John.
For contact information call the info line at 633-4636 or visit
the World Service website (“Find a Meeting”) at www.oa.org.
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RCMP SEEK PUBlIC’S ASSISTANCE
Te Grand Bay-Westfeld
RCMP are investigating the
thef of a white 29-foot Terry
Dakota camper trailer that occurred in the Evandale area. Te
incident would have occurred sometime between September
20
th
and October 10
th
.
Grand Bay-Westfeld RCMP are also asking for the public’s
assistance in solving a thef of four winter tires from a residence
on Nerepis Road in Grand Bay-Westfeld which occurred
sometime between October 8
th
and 10
th
during Tanksgiving
weekend.
If you have any information which could lead to identifying
the persons responsible for these crimes, contact the Grand Bay-
Westfeld RCMP at (506) 757-1020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-
222-TIPS(8477). If you provide information to Crime Stoppers
that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the
seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award. 814
SINGlES & FRIENDS EVENTS
Te Singles & Friends will hold their next monthly general
meeting on Sunday, December 11
th
at the Community Health
Centre on Coburg Street at 7:00pm. Tis meeting will include
election of ofcers for 2012 year.
Breakfast for Singles continue every Sunday 10:00am at Holly’s
Restaurant in Hampton and weekly volleyball on Wednesday
evenings 8:00-10:00pm at Rothesay Park Middle School (cost
$4) open to all adults - married or single.
Te purpose of the Singles group is to organize activities for
single people to participate in and we welcome your input and
suggestions. Our phone line is 696-1914 for updates as to what is
happening and our email is singles696-1914@live.ca. 819
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A TAlE OF THE EPIPHANY
L’Arche Saint John will be presenting “A Tale of Te Epiphany”
on Friday, January 6
th
7:30pm at the Trinity
Anglican Church (115 Charlotte Street). Tis will
be a wonderful evening of music, poetry, story
and mime with guest performances by: Tracy
Friars; Spencer Belyea and the Saint John Chorale;
Comhaltas; David Goss; New Dawn Players; with
host Steven Web of CBC.
Tickets ($15) may be purchased by calling L’Arche Saint John at
672-6504, or at the door. Storm date if necessary will be Saturday,
January 7
th
. 630
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HORSE RESCUE PROGAM NEEDS VOTES
We are building a Horse Rescue program
(earthspirithorserescue.com) and delivering suicide
prevention and empowerment camps for youth
“province wide”. Tere will be horse wisdom workshops
available for personal development, corporate
development, counselling and therapy as well.
Youth Programs: Earth Spirit Horse Rescue will ofer incredible
opportunities to youth! Te results of our Pilot Program have
proven to be powerful and long-lasting. Youth learn about
respect, emotional intelligence & compassion; develop self-
confdence & communication skills; and learn how to set
& respect healthy boundaries. Part of awarded funding will
establish a “Horse Wisdom” Scholarship Fund, enabling youth
from all backgrounds, around our province, equal opportunity
to participate in these life-changing experiences!
We’ll bring youth together with horses, healing hearts &
inspiring potential. It’s a big vision, and one that will change &
save thousands of lives as it is realized!
Earth Spirit Horse Rescue made it to the semi-fnals in the
Aviva Community Fund Competition – ending up in 3
rd

place over the other 1100 ideas across Canada. Final voting
(avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf10960) will take place
between December 5
th
& 16
th
. Register to vote, then vote daily
and support this program. Te winner will receive $150,000. 820
SAINT JOHN NATURAlISTS’ ClUB
Are you a nature lover? Do you enjoy being outdoors and learning
more about the natural world? Why not consider joining in on
one or more of the Saint John Naturalists’ Club presentations or
feld trips? No experience necessary and all events are open to
one-and-all, SJNC members or not!
Join a Christmas Bird Count: For 112 years, people across
North America, and more recently around the world, have
been venturing in to the out-of-doors during the holiday period
to conduct annual Christmas Bird Counts. Tese “citizen
scientists” collect data to allow scientists to identify changes in
bird populations and distribution and to support conservation
initiatives.
Te Christmas Bird Counts also provide a great opportunity
for anyone with an interest in birds to team up with other
observers for a fun day of birding. Many of the counts in the
southern part of the province are co-ordinated by the Saint John
Naturalists’ Club and you are invited to join us for one or more
of these counts (listed below). As the counts are done in teams,
no experience is necessary. Indeed, it is a fun and relaxed way
to learn more about our winter resident birds. You can also be
part of the Christmas Bird Count for your area by recording the
birds coming to your back yard feeder. Your observations will be
added to those of the feld teams.
To aid in planning the counts, please register in advance with
the local co-ordinators: Lepreau, Saturday, December 17
th

– Dave McCurdy 847-4816; Saint John, Tuesday, December
27
th
- Richard Blacquiere 832-2928; Hammond River (includes
Hampton, Quispamsis areas), Monday, January 2
nd
- Jim Wilson
847-4506.
Te SJNC’s regular monthly meeting is held at the NB Museum
at Market Square on the second Monday of the month beginning
at 7:30pm. For more information, contact Hank Scarth at 647-
7511 or at hhs@rogers.com; or, visit saintjohnnaturalistsclub.
org. 620
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QUISPAMSIS SENIORS
Te Quispamsis Seniors group (60 plus) meets every Tursday
1:30pm at the Civic Centre for a short meeting and then crib/
auction 45’s; followed by a light lunch and social time. For more
information please contact Ruth at 847-8752. 205
BRADlEY lAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Te Bradley Lake Community Centre 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
“Y” PEACE MEDAlS AWARDED
Over 100 people attended the Y’s Peace Medal Breakfast that was
recently held at the Lily Lake Pavilion in honour of the Peace
Award recipients. Scott Crawford was presented with the Peace
Medal. His service to the community is very evident in his work
with the Old North End where he has demonstrated a belief that
by investing on our youth, communities can overcome obstacles
such as crime and poverty.
Hannah Daltrop, a student at St. Malachy’s High School, was
presented with the Youth Peacemaker Award for her eforts in
promoting peace in her school district and raising funds for
international organizations. 623
L-r: Scott Crawford; Shilo Boucher, Acting CEO of the Saint
John Y and Hanna Daltrop.
ADUlT VOllEYBAll
Adult volleyball ($4.00/person) will be held every Wednesday
evening (September-June) from 8:00-10:00pm at the Rothesay
Park Middle School.
For more information contact Allan at 832-7713 or Susan at
635-8830. Please note that if schools are closed/cancelled during
the day, volleyball will also be cancelled. 224
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 Ofce
at 635-1530. 209
PARENTS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Healing and Hope for your broken heart ... if you have sufered
the loss of a precious son or daughter. Te parents support group
meets at Family Plus Life Solutions, 199 Chesley Drive, 2
nd
Floor,
the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.
For more information call 634-8295. 832
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Kennebecasis Baptist Church
383 Hampton Road, Quispamsis. Across from KVHS - 847-5822
Sunday Morning Worship Time 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Classes for all ages. Nursery Facilities Available
Sunday Morning, December 11th at 11:00am
The Adult Choir will be doing a Christmas Presentation
Sunday Morning, December 18th
There will be a Christmas Presentation by KBC Kids
during the morning service.
Please make note that we will be having two
Christmas Eve Services
one at 6:00pm and one at 8:00pm.
MATURE PROFESSIONAlS NETWORK IN SJ
“Mature Professionals Network” (MPN) a social networking
organization for single adults over the age of 40 has been launched
in Saint John. MPN ofers a forum to meet and exchange ideas,
develop friendships and share common interests. Tey have a
Meet and Greet Social every Friday night, 5:30-7:30pm at the
Chateau Saint John, on Rockland Road. You will be warmly
welcomed by a MPNSJ greeter who will introduce you to other
members. A group of them also go out to dinner afer the Meet
and Greet. Tey have already participated in several diferent
activities and are looking forward to a lot more interesting
things to do through the seasons.
We hope you can fnd time to join us. 831
A SMIlE
A smile cost nothing, but gives so much. It enriches those who
receive it, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a
moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is
so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so
poor but that he can be made rich by it. A smile creates happiness
in the home, fosters goodwill in business, and is the countersign
of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is
something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of
yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to
give. ~ BJ.Morbitzer. CC02
CRISIS lINES AVAIlABlE
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. Te Saint John Regional Hospital has a
Sexual Assault Crisis Nurse on call 24/7. 824
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 634-8779.
All information is strictly anonymous. 809
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KV BAllROOM DANCERS
KV Ballroom Dancers are ofering Ballroom and Latin dance
classes (for couples) at all levels starting in January. Level 1
Beginner classes will be held in the QPlex every Tuesday evening
for eight weeks from January 10
th
- February 28
th
. Students who
take those Level 1 Beginner classes will then have the option of
continuing with another set of 8 Level 2 Beginner classes from
March 6
th
- April 24
th
. Classes at all other levels will be held in
the Quispamsis Civic Center on two Saturdays per month from
January through April.
In the beginner classes, students start learning both Latin and
Ballroom dances such as: cha cha, foxtrot, jive, rumba, and
merengue. Students who take classes beyond the beginner level
continue to refne and develop those dances but also learn other
dances such as slow waltz, quickstep, samba, mambo, tango,
Viennese waltz, slow foxtrot, etc.
Our group has been active in the KV area for over 10 years
and we currently have 65 couples, at all levels, taking classes. In
addition to classes, we ofer loads of fun at our monthly dances
and two “gala balls” every year. We also ofer lots of opportunity
to get help with and polish your steps at our weekly practice/
individual-help sessions.
Te beginner classes tend to fll quickly, so if you and your
partner are interested in registering or just want more
information, email us at kvballroomdancing@rogers.com. 408
BREAST HEAlTH PROGRAM
Horizon Health Network in conjunction with the Breast Health
Program is ofering free Breast Health Awareness sessions to
groups and individuals within the region. For more information
please contact Christina Milne, Breast health Educator at 632-
5796. 822
AVIAN ASSOCIATION INFORMATION
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? Te 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, rafes
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. Te ECAA website is www.
ecavianassociation.com. Looking forward to meeting you! 813
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BEFORE HIRING A SNOW CONTRACTOR
As the weather turns colder, and winter
approaches our thoughts turn towards snow
and snow removal. So, if you plan to store your
shovel away this winter and hire a snow removal
frm, the Better Business Bureau Serving the
Atlantic Provinces recommends the following:
-Get several estimates. Prices can vary widely
and are usually based on the amount of work,
including the property size and layout, and costs for shoveling
or snow blowing.
-Ask the contractor if the quoted price is fxed for the season or
if it will vary depending on the amount of snowfall.
-Get a written contract. A company representative should come
out to examine the property. Before you sign the contract, ask
who will be responsible for damages should they occur. Make
sure the contractor is insured and bonded. Is there a termination
clause in the contract?
-Find out the details of the contract. Do you know what you are
getting? Are the walks
and steps included? If
the contractor has to
come back is there an
additional charge?
-Ask for references and
check them out.
-Have realistic
expectations. During
a major snowstorm it
may take longer for
the contractor to reach
your property.
-Check with the BBB
for a Business Review
on the company by
calling 902-422-6581 or
visiting our website at
maritimeprovinces.bbb.
org. 904
ADUlT lEARNING PROGRAM
Improve your Math & English skills so you can: feel better about
your skills; help your kids with homework; prepare to write the
GED tests; prepare to take other training; fnd a job – or a better
job.
Te Community Adult learning program is for you – free
classes in Math & English, from lower levels up to GED; Small
classes, full-time or par-time; start at your own level and work
at your own pace.
For more information about a class in your community contact
Saint John Kings Adult Learning Inc – Paula (Regional Manager)
at 333-5480, paula.ross@gnb.ca. 805
DONATION FROM NB CAR ENTHUSIASTS
On Sunday, September 25
th
the members of the New Brunswick
Car Enthusiasts gathered in the Belleisle Bay for Fred’s Fall Frolic.
Te event and donations raised over $4,000 to the Saint John
Regional Hospital Foundation in support of Te Give 2011 for
Stem Cell Terapy. Presenting the cheque is Fred Howland and
accepting the cheque is Te Give 2011 Campaign Committee
Member Vern Seeley.
Te Foundation would like to extend a special thanks to Fred
and his family for this incredible gif, together we will bring New
Brunswick cancer patients home. 825
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Hon. Blaine Higgs
MLA Quispamsis
25 William Court, Quispamsis
blaine.higgs@gnb.ca
848-5422
R.C.R. CHIlDREN’S EDUCATION FUND
During the last several years (locally about three years)
fundraising has been on-going in support of the Royal Canadian
Regiment’s “Children of Fallen Soldiers Education Fund” which
would beneft the children of Canadian soldiers who have died
in current confict. Te following is an update on the status of
the education fund as of November 1011.
Due to the generous donations and hard eforts of dedicated
people the Education Fund for the Children of Fallen Soldiers
has almost reached the point where the cost of education for
these children is covered. When this point is reached any
additional funds will be used for the children of returning
soldiers with physical or other problems.
Altogether close to $40,000 has been raised. Tis was achieved
through dances, concerts, car shows and would not have been
possible without the help of our sponsors.
Tank you to all who have been involved for your support. 829
Recently employees of Lockerbie and Hole construction at
the PCA mine site in Sussex held a 50//50 with half of the
funds raised to be donated to a local charity. Money in the
amount of $1,270 was presented to the RCR (Royal Canadian
Regiment) Education Fund for the Children of Fallen Soldiers.
A very generous donation and very appropriate at the time of
Remembrance of our servicemen.
A painting of the Royal Canadian Regiment in Afghanistan was
rafed of, with over $700 raised through the ticket sales.
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ATTENTION AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Tis 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. Te frst of each month we
will be choosing one photo, from those submitted during the
previous month, to be our “Pic of the Month” and the winner will
receive a voucher for a Footlong meal deal from participating
Subway locations.
Please visit our website (ossekeag.ca) for complete contest info
and rules.
Submission of photos authorizes Ossekeag Publishing the right
to print and display your photo (with photographer credit) in
any of our four publications, 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. 821
NOVEMBER “PIC OF THE MONTH”
Congratulations to Bernadette Beaulieu of Saint John who
submitted this photo taken on the McDoo Road in Springfeld
(Kings County) of frst snow this fall. Bernadette has won a
voucher to a local Subway for a foot long meal deal. 823
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FINDING FIDO UNDER THE TREE
Most children ask for a pet at some point in their lives – very ofen
a puppy, and very ofen at Christmas. Tey plead with Mom and
Dad for a puppy and promise they’ll feed him and walk him and
take care of him. Te novelty usually wears of afer a few weeks
or sometimes months, and Mom and Dad become the full-time
feeders and the walkers and the poop-scoopers for the next 10-15
years.
Te chaos of the holidays is generally not a good time to
introduce a new dog, because he/she needs a lot of time, training
and a regular routine. But if everyone in the household supports
the idea of getting a dog and is willing to contribute, parents can
wrap a dog toy, bowl and a leash to put under the tree. Te family
can then start researching what kind of dog would be suitable and
where to fnd him/her.
A great place to start is fndingfdo.ca, a new website launched by
the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS). Tis fun
website provides many tools and advice to help families make sure
they’re ready for a dog, how to pick the right one and how to make
sure it’s from a caring, reputable source. Te website will help you
decide whether you should look for a puppy, an adult or maybe a
senior, and how to fnd the right Fido for your lifestyle. Be sure to
answer Fido’s 15 questions!
Tere are thousands of wonderful dogs, cats and other animals
at humane societies, SPCAs and rescue groups just waiting to be
adopted into their forever homes. You’ll fnd puppies, adolescents,
mature dogs and purebreds too. Te expert staf at a shelter will
be able to tell you a bit about a dog’s temperament such as if the
dog is good with children, gets along with cats, is full of energy
or prefers to relax all day. All of this information is invaluable in
helping you make the right decision.
If you really want to buy from a breeder, you must do your
homework to make sure you don’t unknowingly support a puppy
mill or backyard breeder. A puppy mill is a breeding operation
where dogs are mistreated and kept in horrendous conditions.
Such places thrive on people making impulse and uninformed
decisions. FindingFido.ca provides the specifc advice you
need and the questions you should ask to be able to distinguish
caring, ethical breeders from disreputable and downright cruel
operations. Te bottom line is you must always visit a breeder
before agreeing to buy a puppy, and don’t rely solely on websites.
When people make a smart, informed decision to get a dog,
their new friend will enrich their life in so many ways. But when
people make uninformed or impulse decisions, the result is
ofen heartache, expense and guilt for the people, and sufering
or abandonment for the dog. FindingFido.ca will help you do it
right. So think carefully, choose wisely and love deeply.
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Humane Societies. 907
Remember those days
At the football games
How the cheerleaders jumped
And yelled our names.
And half through the game
-With my aching back
Which sometimes felt
Like a railroad track,
And ready to quit: our chances slim
The cheerleaders would shout
"Come on, team - we're going to win"
How they jumped and twirled and laughed,
They really were a scream;
But they put the spirit into our old team,
It was the cheerleaders yelled
"Reach for the sky"
And won the praise of every guy.
Written by Byron Williamson
Rhymes from Earlier Times.
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ANNUAl WASSAIl PARTY IN KINGSTON
Come to the annual Christmas Wassail Party
which is being held at the Kingston Parish
Hall on Saturday, December 17
th
from 7:00-
9:00pm. A free will ofering will be received.
Bring your favorite dessert of the season to
share; fnger food, tea, cofee, and hot apple
cider will be served
Seasonal entertainment to be provided. Hope
to see you all during this time of fellowship.
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ADUlT BADMINTON
Adult Badminton will take place on Wednesday evenings at the
Hampton High School, 8:30pm. For more information contact
Ron Clark at 832-1972. 118
VAllEY CRUISERS CAR ClUB DONATIONS
2011
On Sunday evening, November 13
th
Te Valley Cruisers made
several donations to local charities during their monthly club
meeting at the Fire Hall in Rothesay. Te following are the names
of the charities, the people representing those charities and the
amounts: Robert MacLeod for the ‘Atlantic Burn Camp’ for
children - $1,500; Bobby Hayes for the ‘Joshua Group’ (several
of the group were in attendance) - $1,000; Catherine Flett for
the ‘Wish Foundation’ - $500; Les Dewar for the ‘IWK’ - $1,000;
Marie Wetmore for Kennebecasis Girl Guides, Camp Chacik;
Gary Randles, presenter for the Valley Cruisers; Victoria Clark
for the ‘Give’ - $500; Jaycee Giles for the ‘Juvenile Diabetes
Association’ - $500; Shelly Donahue for ‘Childfnd NB - $500.
In addition to these a cheque for $1,000 will be presented by
Gary to the ‘Empty Stocking Fund’ during their broadcast. 833
Photo: Robert MacLeod, Bobby Hayes (and eleven of the Joshua
Group children), Catherine Flett, Les Dewar, Marie Wetmore,
Gary Randles, Victoria Clark, Jaycee Giles, Shelly Donahue.
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SEA BEllES CHRISTMAS CHORUS
Do you need to hear Christmas Music to get in the Holiday Spirit?
Te Sea Belles Chorus is ofering a free public performance
of seasonal music at the Shiretown Publicans in Hampton
on Tuesday, December 13
th
at 7:30pm. Come and enjoy the
beautiful four-part harmony of Sea Belles Chorus-Ordinary
Women making Extraordinary Music!
For more information on the Sea Belles their Face Book page/
website or contact Bernice at 214-4419. 123
TREES FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT
Te Long Reach Fire Department
will have Christmas Trees for sale
on December 10
th
, 11
th
, 17
th
&
18
th
. Tank you in advance for
your support. 121
CARDS - COME JOIN THE FUN
Evening of cards at the Norton Shore
Community Centre - Cribbage on Tuesdays
7:30pm, and Auction 45’s - Tursdays at
7:30pm. Refreshments Served. 112
Disco Bells
Disco Bells
Christmas Show Now Open! Christmas Show Now Open!
68 Exmouth St. Saint John, N.B.
Telephone 693-8720 ~ 847-2421
Show Dates: December 8
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, 9
th
, 10
th
, 15
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. 16
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, 17
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, 18
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th
, 9
th
, 10
th
, 15
th
. 16
th
, 17
th
, 18
th
& 22
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Tickets still available for select shows!
Call now for availability.
Winter Show Opens Jan. 27th!
“Borderline Crazy”
N.Y.E. Extravaganza,
Saturday December 31
st
Ring in the New Year at Phoenix Dinner Theatre
& Start the year o right!
We’re booking up fast! Call now to get your
tickets before they’re gone!
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CANDlElIGHT SERVICE – MARKHAMVIllE
Te Knox United Church in Markhamville will be holding a
Candlelight Service on Saturday, December 7
th
at 7:30pm.
Special music will be by Corner Stone. 518
HOUSEHOlD HOlIDAY SAFETY
FOR PETS
As the pages of the calendar fip and we move
closer to the holiday season, pet owners
should be aware of common – but hidden
– dangers to their pets as we transform our
homes for the celebrations to come.
“Te holidays are supposed to be a time
of joy for our families, but in preparing for
the season, many pet owners run the risk of
exposing their pets to household dangers
that could present potential life-threatening
hazards to their pets,” said veterinarian Lori
Pasternak.
Pasternak’s list of prospective risks include:
Decorations – while holiday decorations can
make a home feel more festive, they can be
tantalizing traps for pets. Pet owners should
keep decorations and ornaments higher up
on trees so they are not consumed by pets.
If a pet decides the colorful garland or tree
trim might make a tasty snack, they can
and will get stuck in your pets’ intestines,
necessitating immediate surgical removal.
Moreover, exposed cords from electric
lights can cause electrocution or oral burns if chewed.
Gif Wrap – when it’s time to pull all the gifs out of hiding to be
wrapped, take care that your pet isn’t in the room as you spread
out all the wrapping paper, bows and ribbons. If a cat should
starting gnawing on the ribbon, it will literally “stitch” the cat’s
intestines together as it is being passed through the gut. Surgery
is one holiday gif you don’t want to give your family pet.
Holiday Feast – while turkey and ham make up the majority of
traditional holiday meals, turkey and ham bones can become
lodged in the intestines if swallowed in large pieces. Be careful
that your guests don’t give in to the holiday spirit too much and
choose this time to ofer table scraps to your pets. Your pet could
become seriously ill or even choke to death.
Flowers – the Poinsettias many choose to use as holiday
centerpieces are also toxic to most household pets if they are
chewed and swallowed in large enough quantities. Te level of
toxicity is completely proportionate to the size and weight of
your pet, but instead of doing the math on that equation, it’s
better to choose other types of foral arrangements that don’t
endanger your pets.
Te best holiday gif you could give your pet is a hazard-
free household so they can enjoy the warmth and joy of your
celebrations safely and soundly. 906
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Ellie-gant Grooming
847-5067
Offering Full Dog
Grooming Services.
All Breeds Welcome!
82 Marr Rd. Rothesay
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Let us take care of all the details this year!
Place your order by December 20th
by calling Hilton Saint John
(506) 693-8484 ext. 163
Bring Christmas dinner
home this season
Hilton Christmas Take out Dinner
(minimum 4 people)
Your choice of:
Glazed Spiral sliced Holiday Ham
OR
Maple glazed full roasted Turkey
Accompanied by:
Homemade gravy, Cranberry sauce,
holiday stung,
mashed garlic potatoes, fresh green
beans
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Caesar Salad
Christmas Coleslaw
Artisan Bread
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RARElY SEEN IN NB
I thought your readers might enjoy seeing a few pictures of a
rarely seen New Brunswick animal. Back in September I was
fortunate to have seen a Fisher in the woods directly behind my
home here in Quispamsis. I was standing still when I caught
some movement and all of a sudden a Fisher popped over
a little knoll just ten meters away. I was very surprised and
equally surprised as to the size of this animal. With its long tail
it would have been three feet long. As a result of this encounter
I purchased a trail camera and set it up in the woods along with
some bait.
For those readers who do not know what a trail camera is,
it is a motion activated ditgital camera set to take pictures of
animals as they move in front of the camera. Over the next
couple of weeks I captured numerous pictures of raccoons and
even a coyote but it took several weeks before I got pictures of
the Fisher. I now have hundreds of pictures as the Fisher got
used to my free meals..
Tey are pretty common in the Province trappers can catch
them legally and there is no limit, they are just rarely seen. Te
odd part is that it’s living in Quispam they usually prefer old
growth remote forests. Teir favorite food is porcupine one
of the few animals that can prey on them because they know
how to kill them and the quills don’t cause them grief. Are your
neighbors missing any cats or small dogs? Tey like squirrels
and mice too but will take anything smaller than they are.
M. Donovan, Quispamsis. 830
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DRIVING ON WINTER TIRES SAVES lIVES
Research conducted by Te Government
of Quebec in the two years since winter
tire use became universal in that province
has proven conclusively what tire makers
have long known: driving on winter tires
saves lives and reduces serious injuries.
Te 2011 study, which compared Quebec
road accident statistics before and afer winter tire use became
required, shows that in the past two winters there has been a
fve per cent reduction in road-accident injuries that can be
directly attributed to winter tire use. Te research concludes
that winter tires prevent about 575 road-accident injuries per
winter in Quebec. Te study also found that vehicle accidents
resulting in death or serious injury declined by three per cent.
Tis fall tire makers are urging Canadian drivers to carefully
consider whether winter tires are right for them and to make
an educated choice. To help motorists make the right decision
for their driving patterns, the industry is ofering drivers a
wealth of information about the performance advantages of
winter tires at its website, betiresmart.ca.
What motorists may not know is that today’s high-tech winter
tires ofer far more than better traction on snow, ice or slush
covered roadways. Te rubber compounds used in today’s
sophisticated winter tires deliver better grip in all cold weather
driving conditions – including dry pavement – because these
compounds maintain their elasticity even at temperatures
below minus 30 degrees Celsius. Te result is a dramatic
improvement in driver control and traction in all winter
driving conditions, particularly when cornering or braking.
Drivers who choose to roll on winter tires will notice the
diference in traction when the temperature falls below seven
degrees Celsius, or as soon as they can see their breath.
Traditionally, many drivers, particularly those who live in
cities or towns where the streets are cleared regularly, have
opted for all-season tires to avoid the bi-annual tire changeover.
All-season tires can provide safe all-weather performance, but
winter tires deliver up to 50 per cent more winter traction.
When buying winter tires, motorists should look for the
mountain snowfake symbol on the sidewall. Tires with
this symbol meet or exceed tire industry snow traction
requirements.
Proper tire maintenance and infation are also important
contributors to safe winter driving.
Motorists should remember that excessive tread wear can
diminish traction and, as a result, tread depth should always be
checked at the start of the winter driving season. Drivers who
are unsure if their tires are overly worn should consult their
tire retailer to determine if they should be replaced.
Proper tire infation is another winter driving essential. Tires
that are under-or-over infated have a smaller footprint on the
road surface, which lessens their grip. Te result is reduced
stopping and handling capabilities and wasted fuel.
Tire infation pressure can drop quickly during cold snaps.
Every fve degrees Celsius change results in about one psi
change in pressure, so a temperature drop of 15 degrees Celsius
would result in 10 per cent or three psi under-infation. During
winter, tire makers recommend measuring tire infation
frequently using a reliable tire gauge to ensure tires are properly
infated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation.
Learn more about winter tires by visiting betiresmart.ca
Source: Te Rubber Association of Canada. 909
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DONATION TO STEM CEll THERAPY
Te Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation would like to
thank the members of the Saint John Y’s Men for their wonderful
donation to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation
campaign, Te Give 2011 for Stem Cell Terapy. Tis signifcant
donation will help assure that New Brunswick’s cancer patient
are able to obtain a stem cell transplant as part of their cancer
care, here, in New Brunswick. 631
CHRISTMAS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Te Kennebecasis Lions will be holding their
annual Christmas Pancake Breakfast on Sunday,
December 11
th
at the Bill McGuire Centre from
9:00am-1:00pm. Te menu includes sausages,
beans, pancakes, juice, tea & cofee.
Admission: pay at the door, $7/plate or $20/
family. 207
FUNDY TRAIl CANCER WAlK DONATION
Te Fundy Trail Cancer Walk for 2011 raised $10,340 with
this year’s proceeds going to the Saint John Regional Hospital
Foundation campaign, Te Give 2011 for Stem Cell Terapy. 632
(l to r) Susan Ewing - Committee Member, Barb McIntyre
- Chair, Bette Anne Chatterton - Secretary, Nancy Maynard -
Treasurer and Te Give 2011 Campaign Committee member
Judy Mitchell. Over the last eight years this event has raised over
$100,000 for oncology at the Saint John Regional Hospital.
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Make room for
Christmas,
sell your used items
in the Classifieds!
Make room for
Christmas,
sell your used items
in the Classifieds!
Ossekeag
Publishing
“Your Community Connection” “Your Community Connection”
Call 832-5613 Call 832-5613
JOY
I came across an old photo recently of my daughter at age six,
dancing in the pouring rain in October in a bathing suit. I had
not seen the photo in many years (at least in part because my
other daughter had “liberated” it from the photo album for a
project a couple of years ago) but I remember the day so clearly I
did not need to. It was an unseasonably warm October day that
simply poured rain. Te girls put on their bathing suits and went
out on the bricks in the back yard in water up to their ankles
and danced and sang. Te photo has captured that expression
of pure joy that no doubt was what so imprinted the day in my
memory.
As adults, we are so much more controlled than as kids. I think
we have learned to reign in our delight for fear of sounding or
appearing childish or foolish. Fear of what others will think of us
can suck all of the joy out of life. It can be tough to step outside of
our comfort zone and experiment a little. For some of us it gets
tougher and tougher with each passing year, and for some others
of us once we reach “a certain age” suddenly we can let go of that
concern of what others think and do something just because we
want to (the Red Hat Society being a prime example). Start small
. . . a new hair colour (you can always change it tomorrow if you
really hate it), an outft you would normally consider too bright
(buy it second hand and
you won’t have too much
invested in it), an activity
you have never tried (zip
lining - are you nuts!).
Te best way to live
life joyfully is to savor
today. Enjoy whatever it
is you are doing. Enjoy
the people around you.
Childlike is not childish.
“My advice to you is not
to inquire why or whither,
but just enjoy your ice
cream while it’s on your
plate.” ~ Tornton Wilder.
801
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EMPlOYMENT
LOOKING FOR 1 part time and 1 full time positions at senior
home in Hampton. First aid/CPR a must. Call Krissy at 832-4051.
BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Turn 5-10 hours/week into $1000+/
month. Operate a mini ofce outlet from your computer, FREE
evaluation. www.yourfreedomofce.com.
FIREWOOD
SPRINGFIElD FIREWOOD, quality hardwood, cut, split,
delivered. Call 485-2349.
TIRED OF GETTING THE WRONG size wood? Firewood cut to
specifcation. Call Doug 763-3486 or 333-5843.
FOR RENT
NEW OFFICE SPACE available in center of Hampton, wireless
internet, boardroom, lunchroom, customer parking, separate
entrance. $500+HST per month. 832-9049.
SENIORS APARTMENT for rent, located in beautiful country
setting, Kingston Peninsula. 1 bedroom, subsidized rent &
electricity, references required, available for Christmas. Call 832-
2652, leave message.
FURNISHED BED SITTING room, central Rothesay, all services,
$400. 847-2387.
FOR SAlE
4 WINTER TIRES, 205-70-15 on GM wheels, $150. 485-2220
afer 6:00pm.
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.
SERVICES OFFERED
FEET TO GO - Footcare providers. Specializing in diabetic care.
B. McLean, RN 333-6176.
RICHARD SAUNDERS PlUMBING 654-1535.
HENDERSON OVERHEAD DOORS - Laforge. Sales and
services of overhead doors, operators and weather stripping of all
models. Phone 485-2151.
SCRAP METAl DROP Of Site. All car parts, car batteries, lawn
mowers, washers & dryers, pots & pans, scrap metal etc. Free
junk car and truck removal. Open 7 days/week, 187 French
Village Road. Phone 847-3569. God Bless you and thank you for
your support.
GETTING MARRIED (BOOK EARLY). Civil weddings
performed when and where you choose. Telephone 847-2079.
REIKI TREATMENTS. Feeling stressed or fatigued? Feel the
healing energy of Reiki. Phone Karen 636-1339 or email at
karenmacisaac5@gmail.com.
DAVE’S LIGHT TRUCKIING & Cleaning Service, junk, garbage,
construction & roofng materials, demolition, brush, decks, small
moving jobs. 7 days a week. Also picking up unwanted vehicles.
832-3982 or 653-0026.
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. Te most training and experience in the
Kennebecasis. Serving you for 30 years. Ofering project classes.
849-8008.
GET HIRED! Resumes that stand out! Do you feel your resume is
not truly showcasing your value & worth to potential employers?
My resume writing will draw attention to your skills, talents &
abilities so you will get the job you deserve. Invest In Yourself!
You’re Worth It! Paulette 663-1710.
BUYING JUNK CARS, trucks, travel trailers, motor homes, farm
machinery. I pay you cash. Call 721-4255.
BRIAN’S MAINTENANCE & Home Repair, carpentry, kitchens,
bath, painting, ceramic tile, electrical etc. Over 20 years
experience. Free estimates. Call Brian 839-2296.
PLOWING, ROTHESAY AREA, Gondola Pt. Road, Vincent
Road and Hampton Road, especially walkways and steps shoveled
too. Prompt, efcient service. Book now! Call Jim, 847-7098,
storm #663-5104.
WEDDING OFFICIANT - plan unique ceremony celebrating
love & commitment; when, where, how you wish. Book now for
best dates. Janet 847-9833.
RITE WAY CLEANERS now has openings for residential and
commercial cleaning. We ofer 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 of site 54 Backland
Road, Kingston. 763-2933 or 333-9067.
DIANE’S HAIR CARE, in the comfort of your own home, perms,
colours, cuts & sets. Call 639-6113 or leave message at 849-2635.
VILLAGE UPHOLSTERY & REFINISHING - Crafsmanship.
RV’s, boat covers, recovering & restyling repairs. HD foam,
T-Trailers, caning, seagrass, canvas. 832-7870.
VEHIClES
NEW PRICE, 2001 Pontiac Sunfre, 140,000kms, one owner,
non-smoker, interior excellent, A/C, tilt steering, CD, sunroof, 4
brand new tires, automatic, comes with 4 steel winter rims, great
condition, $2,400 NEG. Call 485-2242 evenings afer 6:00pm or
email brashta@gmail.com.
WANTED
WANTED HOUSES TO CLEAN. Reasonable rates. References
available. Call Tammy at 333-4855.
Call
832-5613
to book your
Community
Classified today
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