November 19, 2013

Keeping Kentville Connected

Welcome to Keeping Kentville Connected
Keeping Kentville Connected is an e-newsletter that will come out twice a month with the aim of keeping you in the know about what is happening in the Town of Kentville! We'll fill you in on events, ideas, recreation activities, and more. Please help spread the word by forwarding this email and encouraging your friends and neighbours to sign up: SUBSCRIBE HERE

What's Happening in Town?

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Breakfast at St James Anglican Church -  Our monthly Breakfast takes place on the 4th Saturday of the month.  Plan to attend on Saturday, Nov 23rd or on Sat. Dec 21st from 8:00am – 10:00am.  We offer a wide assortment of delicious items to choose from.  Cost is a minimum of $6.00.  The Glorious Technicolour Knitters will have a display of hand crafted items for purchase.

Advent Ecumenical Worship – Sunday, Nov 24, 6:30 pm.  An evening of Advent & Christmas music (featuring choirs, and special music groups) from 14 participating congregations of the Kentville & New Minas Area Council of Churches.  Hosted at Kentville Baptist Church (503 Main St.).  Freewill offering in support of the Fundy Interchurch Foodbank, all welcome.

On November 29, 30 and Dec 1 at 7 pm the New Hope Wesleyan Church on Chester Avenue is presenting a dramatic musical called, "One Quiet Night".  In this "all-too-close to home" dramatic musical, the Mom frantically pushes through the rush of the Christmas season until an accident gives her a rare opportunity. Admission is free - please call 902.678.2222 to reserve your ticket.

In the News
Mayor David Corkum now has more than Kentville to lead. He was elected president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities Nov. 7 in Halifax. Congratulations Mayor Corkum! Read more

The Kentville Development Corporation Limited has signed off on a funding agreement with the town and is looking to hire an executive director. “A vibrant economic core can only benefit the residential and business citizenship of Kentville.” Kentville is supporting the non-profit economic development group financially. Read more

Recreation News
Public skating is back!  Here are the public skating times

Indoor Soccer for Tots: There is a free indoor soccer time at the soccer dome in Kentville on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 to 11. On Tuesdays and Thursdays you pay $2. Balls are made available (or bring your own) and it is a free-for all, unstructured playtime for tots and their caregiver. Held at the indoor soccer dome.

Kentville indoor walking club: A weekly time for people of all ages to enjoy safe, low impact physical activity. Walk, run the indoor track. Monday, Wednesday, Friday (10-11) is free while on Tuesday and Thursdays (10-11) it is $2. Held at the indoor soccer dome.

KCA School News
Winter Wear Recycle Event:  On Thursday, November 28, parents/guardians are welcome to come to the school and choose any items they may need for their child for the winter (coats, snowpants, boots, hats, mitts, scarves) for free! For further information please contact Crystal Peach.

In the Arts

Welcome New Businesses!
Welcome Daisy Roots to Kentville! Daisy Roots is a second hand and vintage clothing store offering handpicked style and handcrafted accessories. It is located at 19 Aberdeen Street near Loonies and Twonies! Stop in for their great and unique selection and to welcome them to Kentville.

Daisy Roots is also involved with a Christmas charity project collecting clothes for homeless men in the area. READ MORE.

Your Town Council
Group photo of Kentville Committee Members
An important step has taken place regarding the possibility of a new Skate Park for Kentville! The Council Advisory Committee (CAC) met recently to discuss the Kentville Skate Park. The following motions were made:

It was moved by Councilor Bill Boyd and seconded by Councilor Eric Bolland
 that a recommendation be made to Town Council that between 15,000 to 20,000 square feet of the land on the former Imperial Oil Lot on West Main Street, currently owned by the Town, be allocated for the purpose of a skateboard park.
It was further moved by Councilor Nola Folker-Hill and seconded by Councilor Eric Bolland
 that an amendment be made to exclude the specific identification of the Imperial Oil Land.

The Council will officially vote on the issue at the next council meeting on November 25th. Stay tuned!

Next Council Meeting: Council meets on the 25th at 7:00pm at Town Hall. The public is encouraged to attend!

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