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December 15, 2015

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There's Something New and Innovative in Kentville
A Natural Playground for Kentville
You may have noticed some changes at the Kentville Memorial Park!

Removed was one old play piece (the half moon climbing monkey bars) but we are adding in a lot of natural play elements to enhance what's already there.

There's a new climbing rock and balancing tree stumps for kids to try while playing on the equipment that's tried and true! A fun addition for kids!

Plus, we've cleared the brush up and now you can see your kids from a picnic table if they're exploring in the wooded area immediately around the playground.

Stop in and check it out next to the tennis courts!

What's Happening in Kentville

Check out these websites to find out what is happening in the area!
Top 5 Events Happening in Kentville!
1. Craft and Bake Sale at Evergreen Home, December 18
2. Breakfast at the St. James Anglican Church, December 19
3. A Child's Christmas in Wales at CentreStage Theatre, December 19
4. Candlelight Service for Suicide Victims, December 21
5. Longest Night Concert, December 21
In the News

Shop Kentville to Win!


Shop in Kentville this holiday season and you might just WIN BIG!

Over 25 Kentville businesses have teamed up to create an amazing prize package that one lucky shopper will win before Christmas.  Do your shopping in Kentville between November 20th and December 22nd and fill out a ballot to win at participating shops, stores, salons, and eateries.  Shop local, support small business, and get a chance to win all at once!

Visit one or all of the following businesses and fill out a ballot for your chance to win the awesome prize package put together by our Kentville Merchants which is valued at over $2500.00

Shop to win is proudly sponsored by the Kentville Merchants Group, the Town of Kentville, and AVR/Magic!
Find out more

Kentville mayor pitches potential name for new bridge
Mayor David Corkum would like to see the new Cornwallis River bridge named after the late Wendell Phinney.
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In the Community
Kentville's Anna Stevenson receives Governor General's Caring Canadian Award
The busy Grade 8 student at Kings County Academy enjoys basketball, movies with friends, and a whole host of volunteer activities that help people locally and beyond. For this reason, Stevenson has been recognized with the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award.
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George Baker given posthumous award
Former Kentville resident, George C. Baker, who died two years ago, has been recognized posthumously with the Hall of Fame Award from the Discovery Centre in Halifax.
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Two Kentville families are homeowners thanks to Habitat for Humanity
"We are so grateful for this home, this experience and for all the companies and volunteers who have helped along the way."
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Recreation News
Skating Passes
Looking for the perfect gift (or alternative to a treat bag for your child's birthday party)? Consider getting a skate pass for the Kentville Centennial Arena! We've got 10 and 20 skate options available  Get in touch with Gillian in the office for more details!
Kentville Business Profile
Kentville Businesses: Trans Dynamic Services Ltd
Trans Dynamic Services is a public bookkeeping and consulting firm. We specialize in small to medium sized businesses, especially those in the retail, medical, oilfield, farming, and consulting industries.

Working with Trans Dynamic Services will allow you to:

  • Save Professional Fees Trans Dynamic Services adheres to the highest standards of accounting practices.
  • Make Better Decisions – We know from our years of bookkeeping experience the more efficiently and effectively your company’s records are organized, the greater access you have to the information you need to make sound financial decisions.
  • Be Audit-Ready – In the event you are audited, time and money will be saved as all your records will be properly organized. Our staff will be on hand to assist the auditor in locating any documents that may be required.
  • Peace of Mind – Knowing your financial transactions are being processed to the highest standards by a team of bookkeeping professionals will allow you to focus on the daily operation of your business. By knowing that each member of our team genuinely cares about your business gives you added peace of mind.

Why not give Trans Dynamic Services a call to discuss how you and your business can benefit from the specialized bookkeeping services!

Find Trans Dynamic Services in Kentville at 57 Webster Street, Suite 204
Kentville Cooks
Each edition we will feature a different Kentville resident with a favourite recipe. Would you like to be featured? Email us!

Luwanna and David Fagan were both born in Kentville and have lived there their whole lives, with the exception of five years when they lived in Mahone Bay in their early twenties.

"Kentville is a great place to raise our family with the school and recreation facilities. We love being close to our friends and family. Being in Kentville gives us a great work-life balance."

Homemade chicken noodle soup
Serves 4 
Pour one box of low-sodium chicken broth into medium-size pot.
Add to the chicken broth:
2 chopped carrots
2 medium size chopped potatoes
1/2 Cup chopped green beans
1 Cup chopped cabbage
1/4 tsp oregano spice
1/4 tsp basil spice
Salt and pepper as desired
Bring ingredients to a boil and then let simmer until cooked. 
While those are cooking:
Cook 2-3 chopped chicken breasts 
Boil 1 cup of spiral pasta noodles
Add cooked chicken breast and cooked pasta noodles to the soup.
I use organic imagine brand chicken broth
Pasta noodles can also be substituted for rice or quinoa
Historical Moment
Kentville has been a historically safe place to live
Over the years, there have been very few murders in Kentville. There are no unsolved cases. These are the ones that we know of:

1. Joe Bell – murders a county Sheriff in 1826. Joe Bell was hanged at Gallows Hill in Kentville for the crime. There is no concrete evidence that the murder took place in Kentville, so we can only assume that it did.  

2. Oakdale Murder – 1917. Andrew Fiendell murdered Elsie Acker with a shotgun.

3. Peter Madden – Approximately 35-45 years ago, in the 1960s, Peter Madden was a junior high school student. He went into the home of Mrs. Whitman on Spring Garden Road and stabbed her to death. Although only a young offender, he was already notorious for having mental health issues.  

4. Neaves – in the early 1990s, Mr. Neaves shot his wife in the head with a shotgun, and claimed it was an accident.

5. William Clarke – In 2006, William Clarke was found guilty of murdering his cousin, Paul Coleman on Webster Court in Kentville. This was over a fight about property. He was later sentenced to life and died in prison May 2012.
KCA News
Dates to Remember
The last day of school for 2015 is Friday, December 18 (early dismissal).
Classes will resume on January 4th, 2016.
Arts and Culture
Citizen Question
Q: What was happening on Aberdeen Street in Kentville? Why was the traffic down to one lane?

A:The work being done on Aberdeen is a private project providing a new electrical service to a private property on Aberdeen Street.  While the work being completed is not a project of the Town, all necessary permits have been acquired from the Town and the Kentville Public Works department maintains communication with the crew doing the work.
Photos From You
Miner's Marsh by Scenics Abound Photography

Do you have a photo of Kentville you would like to share? Send it to us and we will publish it in an upcoming newsletter!
From the Kentville Town Council
Holiday Hours:
Town Hall closes on December 24th at 12:00 noon and reopens for regular business hours on Monday January 4th. 
Effective  December 01,2015 and until April 15,2016 Regulations made by the Traffic Authority for the Town of Kentville Pursuant to Section 202(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act R.S.N.S., 1990 Chapter 293
No person shall park upon any highway or street, in the Town of Kentville, between hours of one am (01:00) and seven am (07:00) of the same day:
No owner or driver or person having control or custody of an vehicle shall park the vehicle if it is unattended by a person authorized to move or capable of operating the same, upon any highway or street in the Town of Kentville, in such a manner as to hinder, inconvenience or prevent the proper removal of snow or ice from such highway or street.
No owner or driver or person having control of any vehicle shall, during the period from one hour after any snow storm has commenced to two hours after such snow storm has stopped, park the vehicle if it is unattended by a person authorized to move or capable of operating the same, upon any highway or street in the Town of Kentville.
The provisions of Subsection 2 shall not apply to emergency vehicles.
It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these resolutions and such person will be liable to a penalty provided by Section 292 of the Motor Vehicle Act.
The Town of Kentville wishes to remind its residents that during the snow removal season, November 1st through March 31st, objects such as hockey nets, basketball nets, soccer nets, etc. must be stored outside of the road right of way at all times.  The road right of way width behind your side of the curb is generally 10 feet.  The overall road right of way width is a minimum 50 feet.
This precaution is to avoid damage to both personal property and the snow removal fleet of the Town of Kentville.  Any damage to fleet vehicles by objects left within the road right of way will be the responsibility of the property owner.  Although we will exercise caution as much as possible, the Town of Kentville will not be responsible for any damage to personal property left within the road right of way during snow removal operations.
The Town of Kentville apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe Winter Season.

The Town of Kentville wishes to advise all builders and contractors that the Department of Engineering & Works will not issue street openings permits for sewer or water laterals to be installed between December 01, 2015 and April 15, 2016.
Town seeks Citizens for Commissions and Committee

The Town of Kentville is looking for new citizen appointees to serve on the following committees:

Kentville Police Commission

Kentville Audit Committee

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC).

Environmental Advisory Committee

Interested parties can download the application form below, and return to Mark Phillips, Chief Administrative Officer

354 Main Street, Kentville, Nova Scotia, B4N 1K6 or e-mailed to
More information

Planning and Development wants to share your input!

The Town wants to share the community’s input, thus far, on the Planning documents and Land Use Bylaw after months of open committee meetings; on line and visual surveys; visioning and branding exercises.

Staff will hold a public information session January 11, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM.
Find out more


Council Advisory Committee Meeting
The next Kentville Town Council meeting will be on Monday, December 14 at 1:30pm in Council Chambers. These meetings are open to the public.

Town Council and CAC agendas and minutes can be found here.

Chester Avenue Project
The Town is gearing up to start work on a 2.9 million dollar Chester Avenue Upgrade Project.  Interested parties who want to keep an eye on the work being done, timelines and project details can log onto to stay in the know!

The Chester Avenue upgrade, with an estimated cost of $2.9 million over two years, was recently approved for New Build Canada Fund dollars. The three levels of government will split the bill for the project.
Read more.

Back:  Tony Bently, Eric Bolland, CAO Mark Phillips, Mark Pearl, Bernie Cooper
Front: Town Clerk Carol Harmes, Bill Boyd, Mayor David Corkum, Nola Folker-Hill
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