February 17, 2015

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Keeping Kentville Connected

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Keeping Kentville Connected

Harry WickwireHenry Hamm Wickwire
Henry Hamm Wickwire (June 21, 1868 – 1922) was a lawyer, the mayor of Kentville from 1910-1911, and for 28 years, from from 1894 until his death in 1922, was a serving member of the the Liberal Party representing Kings County in the House of Assembly. Wickwire also served as Crown Attorney for Kings County.

Wickwire built his home, the largest in Kentville at the time, toward the East end of town on Main Street. That hill is often referred to as Wickwire Hill. His home is  now the Wickwire Inn.


What's Happening in Town?

Event Highlights! 
1. Workshop on the signs and symptoms of a stroke on February 17
2. Coldest Night of the Year in support of Open Arms on February 21
3. Love Thyself into Wellness - speaker presentation on your physical, mental and spiritual heart with Connie Robichaud on February 23
4. Family movie night at KCA (open to the public) on February 26
5. Opening of A Murder is Announced - An Agatha Christie mystery at CentreStage Theatre on February 27

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

In the News
Kentville Save Easy - “Grand Re-opening” The Kentville Save Easy has been given a face lift and a new name.  Read more.

Kentville dubbed ‘sexiest city’ in Canada! Read all about it here.

Congratulations to the Kentville Squash Club athletes who are heading to the Canada Games. Read more.

Kentville Police were busy in 2014 with drugs and mental health calls. Kentville Police Services responded to 3,045 reports last year, but some calls take more of a toll than others.  Read more.

In the Community
Preparations underway for Coldest Night of the Year walk in Kentville. This year, Open Arms is hosting its third annual Coldest Night of the Year walk in the Annapolis Valley. This year's event will be held on February 22. Read more.

Talk Life Community Presents: Love Thyself into Wellness
Talk Life Community is pleased to present, Love Thyself…into Wellness with Spiritual Psychotherapist and author, Connie Robichaud. This event will take place on Monday, February 23rd, upstairs at the Kings Arms Pub, Kentville.  Doors open at 7pm with presentation to follow.

Connie will be focusing on matters of the heart - and how the combination of emotional and physical wellness of the heart is crucial for our overall wellbeing. Connie’s approach to healing is to look at how the body, mind and spirit can work together for a more peaceful, content, and healthier you.  
Tickets are $20. To reserve your space, please email: or contact Lia at 902-680-5331, or Laura at 902-678-1562

A Video Improv Leadership Workshop presented by Chrysalis House and Juniper House aimed at ending gender violence is taking place in Kentville on March 7th from 9:00am-5:00pm. It’s an excellent opportunity to train leaders in our community and in your organizations. to register

Recreation News
Kentville Bird Sanctuary Hike: Looking for a new hike to try in Kentville? Try the Bird Sanctuary Trail behind the Evergreen Home for Special Care. It's great for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and just hiking. Read more.

Kentville is a sledding-friendly town! Grab your toboggans and head to the hill. Here's why Kentville is not putting a ban on this winter activity. Read more.

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!

NOW AVAILABLE: 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.
Watch a video of bubble soccer in action!

SHAFT Continues: Super Happy Active Family-fun Time (SHAFT) – free access for families at the Valley Sport & Events Centre
Join us at the indoor soccer facility for structured multi-sport programming as well as unstructured play time for kids. Bring your families, friends, and a CLEAN pair of indoor sneakers.
The program is from 10:00 to 11:00 am, and runs until March 14.
Location: Valley Sport & Events Centre (VSEC), 273 Park Street
Cost: FREE!

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 is conducting a Youth Drama Camp during March Break, March 16-20. The show is The Taming of the Shrew, non-musical, for ages 9-16. Participants will learn stage skills such as voice, movement, character development and technical aspects. The artistic director is Colleen Hagen. For more information visit the website or email, Lana Churchill.

A Murder is Announced at CentreStage Theatre
An Agatha Christie mystery adapted by Leslie Darbon
February 27, 28, March 6, 7, 8m, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22m, 27, 28
Showtime 8pm; 2pm matinee on March 8 and 22
Tickets $15/$12 (Call 902-678-8040)

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place of a murder to occur. When the victim falls, Miss Marple is on hand to provide the final solution. 

KCA School News
KCA Family Movie Night    
Come with your family to the KCA school cafeteria in Kentville on Thursday, February 26th to enjoy the screening of Big Hero 6! Bring your camp chair and a blanket. Doors open at 6:00 with a 6:30 show time. A canteen of snacks will be available. Entrance is by free will donation at the door with funds going to the PTA. Parents are responsible for their own children and are required to stay with them for the event. This event is open to the public.

Kentville Businesses!
Cleveland's Carpet One
Providing Home Décor Since 1950
Bring out the best in your home from Cleveland Carpet One Floor & Home.
Located in Kentville, we carry flooring from carpets to ceramic, provide paints and wallpaper, supply draperies, and cater to a wide list of product needs. You’ll be amazed at the transformation your home can take with a fresh coat of paint or new blinds.
We also offer Sears parcel pick up.
Installation Services
We have installation available. Cleveland Carpet One Floor & Home handles flooring installations, drapery hanging, and more. Don’t fret over climbing high ladders to install new blinds or to paint those high spots on the wall. Allow our installation experts to do it for you. For a job done quick and done right, depend on Cleveland Carpet One Floor & Home.
Free In-Home Consultation
If you’re ready to start your big home decorating project, we can help. We provide a free in-home consultation, allowing you to mix and match colours, pick out flooring, and seek advice from our experts. With your free in-home consultation, you’ll be able to see right away whether or not a certain colour is right and take the proper measurements needed for installation.

Boys Bedroom Makeover by Valley Family Fun www.ValleyFamilyFun.caHere's the evidence! Recently, Cleveland's helped Valley Family Fun blogger Laura Churchill Duke re-do her son's bedroom. Cleveland's help was immeasurable, and you won't believe the end result!
Read the story and see the transformation here.

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Your Town Council
The Next Town Council Meeting will be held on Monday, February 23 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers. It is open to the public.

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.

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