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January 20, 2015

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Keeping Kentville Connected



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Keeping Kentville Connected

Major General Harry Wickwire Foster
Foster, son of Major General Gilbert Lafayette Foster, lived from 1902 to 1964. 
 
In 1944 Harry Foster was promoted to Major General and led the 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division and 1st Canadian Infantry Divisions during their liberation sweep across France and Belgium in the fall of 1944.
 
On September 12, 1944 he entered the historic city of Bruges (Belgium) with his troops. The Liberation of this medieval town was done successfully, without fight or damage to its priceless cultural history. In recognition of this achievement, Foster was named an honorary citizen of Bruges, an award only bestowed upon two people since 1900 – one of whom being Harry Foster himself.
 
Following the war, Harry Foster presided over the court martial of Canada’s top prisoner of war, General Kurt Meyer - who was put on trial and found guilty for war crimes relating to the shooting of Allied prisoners in Normandy.
 
In 1959, Foster married his third wife Mona Parsons, and died of cancer in 1964. He is buried with his father in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Kentville.
 
What's Happening in Town?

Find out about what is happening in Kentville by visiting these websites:











In the News

Kentville welcomed a new police commission member, Gary Candow, at a meeting in Council Chambers on Friday, January 9th. Gary is pictured here with CAO Mark Phillips.


Dylan Dauphinee, a 20-year-old Kentville native who came up through the Kentville and Acadia minor hockey systems, is now a hockey official. Read more.

In the Community

Kentville's teen council is doing great things for the  library and the community! Read More.


Saturday, January 24: STORYTIME  with the Kentville Girl Guides
Bring a teddy & a friend for stories, tatoos, a scavenger hunt, milk & cookies!
 Donations of gently used books are appreciated!
Saturday, January 24: Drop in between 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Kentville Public Library
Stories read by Kentville Girl Guides

King’s County Caregiver Community Network                
King’s County Caregiver Support Group – Supporting Family & Friend Caregivers
This group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 9:30am to 11:30 am at 655 Park Street, Kentville, at the Evergreen Home which graciously provides a private and comfortable setting in which to meet.
Co-Facilitators are: Brenda and Doris. 
More information: brenda_g59@hotmail.com or  902-542-1503.

Recreation News
Outdoor Skating! Join us for free public outdoor skates, any day of the week at the Frog Pond (located just off of West Main Street behind the Indoor Soccer Facility) this Winter! We will be monitoring the pond and keeping you informed about the condition of the ice so look for the frog signs and come join us!

Right now, the pond is not safe for skating. We’ll post on our facebook page when the ice is suitable/unsuitable, but we will also change our facebook profile picture to reflect the conditions as well (so you don’t have to scroll through days and days’ worth of posts)
More information

Kentville is home to so many wonderful natural places and hiking trails. Check out this new video all about Kentville's Miner's Marsh. View Video 

Drop-in Bubble Soccer at the Valley Sport & Events Centre
You’ve seen the wackiness on YouTube. Soon, you’ll be able to experience it for yourself.  Bubble Soccer brings the spirit of Sumo to the Beautiful Game. The result makes grown-ups giggle like little children.
Be prepared to bring your friends, and a clean pair of indoor sneakers.
This is a free drop-in program for ages 9 to adult. No registration is required.
The drop-in will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm, until March Break.
The starting date should be mid-January. Check www.kentville.ca, or the Kentville Recreation Facebook page for news.

View our Skating Schedule: It includes many free skates and parent/tot skate times. Choose the best one for your schedule and spend some great ice time with the family!

Arts and Culture
CentreStage Theatre presents: Sex Please, We're Sixty
A farce by Michael Parker and Susan Parker
January 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25m, 30, 31, February 6, 7, 8m, 13, 14
Showtime 8pm; 2pm matinee on January 25 and February 8
Tickets $15/$12 (Call 902-678-8040)

Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next door neighbor, the very elderly, silver-tongued, Bud "the Stud" Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. Bud gets his hands on some mysterious blue pills and the fun begins, as he attempts to entertain three women at the same time!

Citizen Question 
Question: Recently a New Minas friend mentioned that when she drives in downtown Kentville she sees people turning left at the right lights across from the NSLC. She said this must be a "Kentville thing."Is it?

Answer: At two intersections in Kentville, under certain conditions, it is permitted to turn left on a red light. Unless otherwise posted, drivers can turn left on a red light when entering a one-way street from another one-way street.” In Kentville, it applies at the intersection of Webster and Aberdeen as well as at Main and Aberdeen. READ MORE


KCA School News
KCA's Taste a Rainbow Snack Program provides an opportunity for all KCA students and staff to try a different fruit or vegetable the first Thursday of every month, with a focus on seasonal and local produce. By providing a free and healthy snack each month, the program aims to help increase students’ awareness of nutritional benefits and local availability, help increase their fruit and vegetable intake and help support healthy school environments.

Throughout the two and a half years of the program, the students have eagerly tried everything from apples and blueberries to kohlrabi and celeriac.  Crinkle cut turnip sticks and pea shoots have been student favorites so far!  They are willing to try anything!!  The students and staff continue to provide positive feedback and great enthusiasm for the program. 

The program is run by a group of parent volunteers and funded by Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools and the Food for Thought Campaign.  Please contact Dawn Hare at dawnhare@gmail.com for more information or if you are interested in volunteering with the program.

Kentville Businesses!
Trikes N Trails
Trikes N Trails is a mobile adult eco adventure trike rental and events service that is exploding into the Annapolis Valley area! We offer group rental services, special events and guided tours of the beautiful trails throughout the Valley on our high quality adult trikes.

Trikes N Trails offers times throughout the week for both rentals to individuals and for prebooked group rentals at specific locations throughout the Valley.

They  also offer a fun-filled indoor track at their new premises 341 Main St Kentville for a variety of groups and party events. Besides a fun triking experience it is a great way to exercise indoors and a very sociable way to do both.
 
Renting the bikes for a non-winter excursion is also lots of fun. Read about it in this blog post by Valley Family Fun.

Stop in and give them a try! You won't believe how much fun it is until you do!
Telephone : ​902-365-3082
TrikesNTrails@gmail.com
http://www.trikesntrails.com/
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Your Town Council
The Next Town Council Meeting will be held on Monday, January 26 at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers. It is open to the public.

TOWN OF KENTVILLE WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS -
Effective December 1, 2014 and until April 15, 2015
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 the hours of one o’clock in the forenoon and the hour of seven o’clock in the forenoon of the same day;
No owner or driver or person having control or custody of any 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 and capable of operating the same, upon any highway or street of 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 regulations and such person will be liable to a penalty provided by Section 292 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

OBSTRUCTION DURING SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS - 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 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 flet 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.

Group photo of Kentville Committee Members
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This e-newsletter was compiled by Laura Churchill Duke on behalf of the Town of Kentville.
Laura is the operator of www.valleyfamilyfun.ca