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September 30, 2014

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Keeping Kentville Connected



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Keeping Kentville Connected
Just how did Kentville get its name?
Historian and columnist Ed Coleman explains in his recent column in the Advertiser:
"In her book on Kentville, Mabel Nichols writes that the town was once known as Horton Corner - and by the roustabouts and others frequenting its taverns as the Devil’s Half Acre - hence the name for her town history." Read more to find the full story.
To learn more about Kentville's history, come on one of Kentville's Ghost walks!

What's Happening in Town?
Find out about even more events that are happening in the area by visiting Valley Events!

Tuesday, September 30
12:00- 1:45pm - Knitting Network at the Kentville Library. This is a knitting group open to everyone! Please come and share with others your patterns, your ideas, and your passion for the craft. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month, September through May, with the exception of December! Come and get started on your Christmas knitting!

6:30-7:30pm - Teen Buddies at the Kentville Library. Are you between the ages of 3 and 8? Yes? Great! Come hang out with members of Kentville Library's Teen Council this evening! We'll read stories, draw, play and have fun together right here in the library. You don't need to sign up and can come and go at any time during the hour, but your caregiver must remain in the library.

7:30pm - Kings Historical Society meets at the Kings County Courthouse Museum. The monthly meeting is followed by Clara's Rib book signing and talk. Clara Raina Flannigan and Anne Raina’s book Clara’s Rib tells the true story of young Clara coming of age in a tuberculosis hospital in the 1940s and 1950s.

8:00pm - Irish Jam at Paddy's Pub.

Wednesday, October 1
10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market in Centre Square. Fresh, local food, arts and crafts, and a place to meet friends and neighbours.

11-11:30am - Story time at the Kentville Library. Share the fun and adventure of reading with your child. Enjoy rhymes, songs, and books! Suggested age: 3-5. Parent/caregiver accompaniment is required.

6:15-7:30pm - Adventure Club at Kentville Baptist Church (503 Main St). Snacks, games and activities, theme parties, music, stories, special events and more! Open to all kids P-6. FREE.

Thursday, October 2
8:30am - Sip Chat Connect at TAN. Come out and network!

4:30-6:30pm - Story Mob Prep at the Kentville Library. Drop in and help make some props for our Pumpkin People StoryMob! Make some for yourself, or just come be crafty and leave them for others to use.

Friday, October 3
10:00am-4:00pm - Careforce ticket auction for for the Kentville Legion.  All proceeds will go to support the Kentville Royal Canadian Legion as part of Careforce's ongoing fundraiser to help the Legion re-shingle its roof. We have a ton of great prizes up for grabs. Held at the Careforce office, 946 Park Street, Kentville.

4:00pm - 9:00pm - First Friday Artisan Festival. Free entry, live music, silent auction, vendors, face painting, and more! Fine art, performing arts and artisan crafts in a market-style event highlighting local artist and small business in the Annapolis Valley Region. Held at Valleygate, 437 Main Street, Kentville.

8:00pm - My Boy Jack at CentreStage Theatre.
The year 1914 saw the beginning of World War I, the war to end all wars. To mark the 100th anniversary of the conflict, CentreStage is pleased to present My Boy Jack.
The year is 1913. War with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling, the British Empire's greatest apologist, is at the peak of his literary fame. This play explores the nature of a man who loses his balance when devotion to family and country, clash. World War I breaks out, and Kipling's son, Jack, is determined to fight, but the Army and the Navy both reject him because of his extremely poor eyesight. Undaunted, Kipling uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards, sparking off a bitter family conflict. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Saturday, October 4
10:00am-2:00pm - Pumpkin Fest in Kentville! Bring the whole family for some small town harvest fun!  Join us for the Pumpkin People building workshop, food vendors, live music, wagon rides, bouncy tents, face painting, pumpkin carving, candy toss and an overall good time!

10:00am-1:00pm - Story Mob! We'll be doing a StoryMob somewhere in Kentville, some time between 10 AM and 1 PM. Time and location will be announced 24 hours in advance!

12:30pm - Crib Tournament at the Kentville Legion.

2:00pm - Babe, The Sheep Pig at CentreStage Theatre. Family Show. All seats $5. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

8:00pm - My Boy Jack at CentreStage Theatre. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Sunday, October 5
2:00pm - Babe, The Sheep Pig at CentreStage Theatre. Family Show. All seats $5. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Monday, October 6
11:00-2:00pm - October 6th is World Habitat Day and Habitat for Humanity will be holding a free will offering BBQ in front of the Municipal office in Kentville.

1:00pm - 8:00pm - Blood donor clinic at the Kentville Fire Hall.

Tuesday, October 7
1:00pm - 8:00pm - Blood donor clinic at the Kentville Fire Hall.

2:00-4:00 - Friends in Bereavement Support Group: the support group has helped hundreds of local residents find support, understanding, information, friendship, and confidentiality as they grieve the death of a loved one. The group meets on  the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 2 to 4 pm at the Kentville Baptist Church. For further information contact Jennifer Longley at 681-8239 or friendsinbereavement@gmail.com.

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Your Way to Wellness at the Kings Riverside Court. Are you living with chronic ongoing health conditions or supporting someone who is? Come hear about a free program offered by Annapolis Valley Health- Your Way to Wellness. It's designed to help you learn to manage your condition and make daily living easier.

6:30-7:30pm - Teen Buddies at the Kentville Library. Are you between the ages of 3 and 8? Yes? Great! Come hang out with members of Kentville Library's Teen Council this evening! We'll read stories, draw, play and have fun together right here in the library. You don't need to sign up and can come and go at any time during the hour, but your caregiver must remain in the library.

Wednesday, October 8
10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market at Centre Square. Fresh, local food, arts and crafts, and a place to meet friends and neighbours.

11-11:30am - Story time at the Kentville Library. Share the fun and adventure of reading with your child. Enjoy rhymes, songs, and books! Suggested age: 3-5. Parent/caregiver accompaniment is required.

6:15-7:30pm - Adventure Club at Kentville Baptist Church (503 Main St). Snacks, games and activities, theme parties, music, stories, special events and more! Open to all kids P-6. FREE.

7:00pm - Saving for Post Secondary Education at the Kentville Library. Learn about Registered Education Savings Plans with Financial Advisor, Catherine Metzger-Silver of Edward Jones.
Post-secondary education will make a big difference to your children's earning potential and standard of living. By setting aside funds for your children now, you can help ensure their opportunity to attend college or university and help ease the debt they may carry upon graduation. FREE.

7:00pm - The Changeling at the Kentville Lion's Club. A film telling of the struggle for human rights on behalf of young women with mental health issues in the 1920’s. Presented by the Kings County Schizophrenia Society for Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Thursday, October 9
8:00pm - Kentville Ghost Walks. Meet at the steps of the Cornwallis Inn for a historical theatrical tour around Kentville meeting some of the ghosts from Kentville's past!

Friday, October 10
DEADLINE:  Deadline for Pumpkin People displays will be October 10th if participants want to be involved in the contest!

8:00pm - My Boy Jack at CentreStage Theatre. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Saturday, October 11
7:30am-10:00am - Breakfast at the Kentville Legion. Come and enjoy a good breakfast with friends. Cost: Adults $6,  Children 12 and under $3

10:00am - Young Naturalist Club Guided Mushroom Walk at the Kentville Ravine. Join the YNC for a walk in the Kentville Ravine to look for these mysterious life forms. Our experts will be Ken Harrison and Bill Shaw and they have kindly offered to help us in identification. You will also be shown how to make your very own spore print! Contact Marina  to register for this event. The whole Family is Welcome!

8:00pm - My Boy Jack at CentreStage Theatre. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Sunday, October 12
3:30pm - 5:00pm - Teen Council at the Kentville Library.  Are you between the ages of 13 and 17? Are you opinionated and creative? Do you want to be more involved with your library? Do you enjoy snacks? Join a group of like-minded teens as we work together to make our voices heard. Teen Council is in session!

In the New
Congratulations Chief Mander! Kentville Police Chief Mark Mander was characteristically humble after Governor General David Johnston presented him with the Order of Merit at the Police Forces investiture ceremonies at Rideau Hall last week.

Kentville considers a dog park. The dog owners around the Kentville town council table on Sept. 8 sounded in favour of the creation of a dog park in town.

Kentville council is also concerned the cancelled clean-up will be leaving people holding the bag. Many will likely be wondering what happened to the fall clean-up and leaf collection, which was cancelled last spring by Valley Waste Resource Management (VWRM) for budgetary reasons. Read more.

In the Community
Recently, The Berwick and Valley Young Naturalist Clubs built and installed 13 Tree Swallow boxes Miner's Marsh, Kentville. Watch for these beautiful birds using the boxes!

Friends of the Miner's Marsh - This Facebook group was created as a place to share photos of all the wildlife that is seen at the Marsh. Ask to join the group to see the beauty in our own backyard!

Open Arms celebrated a decade of service! A highlight of the afternoon, which attracted a crowd of volunteers and participants, was the announcement of a new van by Valley Credit Union.

Congratulations to the Kentville Skate Park on a successful fundraiser! Plans for skateboard park in Kentville ramping up!

Kentville Rotary club unveils plaque at outdoor pool. Now everyone who visits the outdoor pool in Kentville can read the story and history of the Rotary club's affiliation with the pool from its original swimming hole. The Rotary Club, as part of its 90th anniversary celebration, has mounted a plaque just inside the front doors to commemorate the long standing association, and their commitment to youth in the community.
 
Recreation News
Skating Schedule:
Kentville is now offering Punch Passes for the skate times at the rink. You can buy 10 skates for $25.00 (saving $5.00) or 20 skates for $50 (saving $10.00) At $3 a skate, this is an easy way to decide at the last minute you want to go for a skate and not worry about it! They will be available at the rink later this week and are presently available in the office for purchase.

**You are allowed to wear bike helmets on the ice BUT if you would prefer something else there are some helmets under the bleachers for people to borrow.**

Arts and Culture


Great shout-out to CentreStage in the Chronicle Hearald!  "I am ending this week’s column with a tribute to my all time favourite place to be. I absolutely love CentreStage in Kentville!" Read more.

Citizen Question
What is the edible garden? How does it work?
Answer: The edible garden downtown (by the benches across from Lawtons) is growing to help ensure that everyone has access to healthy food. It’s certainly a work in process and we were a bit late getting things planted this year but we hope to be more on the ball for next planting season. Anyone and everyone is able to help tend to the garden and eat from the garden. We hope to have tomatoes and peas growing soon so feel free to grab a seat and dig in!

KCA School News
Safe Arrival Program: A reminder for all parents to call the safe arrival line 690-3852 and leave a message if your child is going to be absent. Please indicate the date, your child's name, their teacher's name and the reason for the absence. The phone line is available 24hrs a day. ‎This program is run by a group of parent volunteers and your message will avoid an unnecessary phone call for them.
Thank your for your help with this program.
The Safe Arrival Program is in place to ensure that all students arrive safely at school.

Kentville Businesses! Trui Kabel Electrolysis!
If you’ve had it with endlessly waxing, tweezing and shaving, the permanent and affordable electrolysis treatments at Trui Kabel Electrolysis could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Take the plunge and commit to electrolysis today with a free consultation (15mins). You’ll never look back.

Heather Cameron is the newest team member and is located with Trui Kabel Electrolysis at 9 Webster Court, Kentville.
Stop in and support our local businesses!

Your Town Council
Group photo of Kentville Committee Members
A Behind the Scenes Look at Kentville's Pumpkin People!
Harry is our frame and body builder, and Gerry is the creative director and stylist. This year, Harry has 300 Pumpkin People to Build! 
Points of interest:
Harry has been building our Pumpkin People for us for over 16 years, and Gerry started as the creative force in 1999. 
 
Gerry builds the props almost entirely out of recycled materials.  For example, the terminator bike was fashioned out of old plumbing pipe, yogurt tubs, some trashed duct materials and old take-out food containers. 
It’s wonderful how detailed his creations become even though they are literally made out of trash! 
How Gerry looks at a photo of a movie prop we need to create and says, “oh yeah, I can make that out of old milk jugs and some garden hose” is really funny.  We joke around the office sometimes about the weird things Gerry will hold onto, but he always finds a use for them.
 
This year’s Theme, “Pretty in Pumpkin; Pumpkin People go 80’s” was actually chosen by a citizen who answered our Facebook contest.  Sally Schofield won with her submission “80’s movies” which was actually one of the first submissions we received.

Kentville supporting regional governance plan: Kentville council has decided it is in favour of inter-municipal planning as proposed in the Kings 2050 Regional Approach Report, if assistance from the provincial municipal affairs department is available. Read more.

The Town of Kentville, in partnership with Cornwallis Veterinarians, has installed dog-waste disposal stations on Kentville trails. These stations provide trail users with waste baggies as well as a receptacle for "full packages". Together we can keep our trails tidy and enjoyable for all to use!


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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