June 9, 2015

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Keeping Kentville Connected

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Keeping Kentville Connected

The Webster Family
The Webster family was a prominent Kentville family!
Henry Bentley Webster practiced law in the Town of Kentville until his practice was taken over by his son, Barclay Webster, Esq. The firm that Henry Webster started was the founding partnership that eventually would become TMC Law, which is still a major legal firm in Kentville today.
It is also interesting to note that Judge Barclay Webster’s home, the Birches, had to be torn down to make way for the construction of the Cornwallis Inn.
The Webster name lives on downtown, in street names such as Webster Street and Webster Court.

What's Happening in Town?

Event Highlights! 
1. Kentville Ghost Walks have started up again for the season! A great, fun and theatrical way to get a history lesson! Good for kids 10+.
2. Health in Harmony Radiothon to raise money for the Valley Regional Hospital on June 11-12.
3. Breakfast at the Kentville Legion or the Kentville Fire Department on June 13.
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox playing at CentreStage Theatre
5. Hope Classic on June 20 to benefit the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Nova Scotia
Find out about what is happening in Kentville by visiting these websites:

In the News
Business group pitches plan for ‘the new Kentville’: The Kentville Development Corporation is working hard to gain support for a revitalization project that would give downtown a new look and feel. Read more.

Kentville council balances budget without tax rate increases: the budget is balanced with an allowance for a slight dip in the commercial tax rate. Read more.

Progress on the Kentville Library! Read more about the new proposed location.

Kentville Centennial Arena Closure: During a recent inspection and maintenance of the facility a structural deficit was discovered.  Due to this issue the Town is carrying out a more thorough assessment of the facility.  Upon the completion of the assessment the Town will determine what maintenance or repairs need to be carried out to ensure the facility is safe for use by the general public. Read more.

In the Community
Talk Life Community Presents Libido Yoga with Mia Lockhart: Wednesday, June 17, 12pm; Kentville Rec Centre
Is your sacral chakra healthy? Do you even know what this means? Someone with a healthy sacral (or second) chakra will usually be energetic and eager for life; enjoy their sexuality without having it rule them; have a form of creative expression; enjoy art, beauty, and sensory experience; be able to experience joy; experience their emotions without (generally) being overwhelmed by them; be able to be spontaneous and play; be open to change; and have a healthy lower back, reproductive system, and urinary system.
Does this sound like you?
If you would like to experience more of this energy for life, join Mia Lockhart in an all levels 30 minute class of gentle yoga poses followed by a discussion on ways to clear, balance and open your life to more pleasure and passion.

Tickets are $10 and proceeds will be donated to Chrysalis House. To reserve your space, please email:

Health in Harmony Radiothon in support of Valley Regional Hospital: June 11th & 12th, 2015 7am to 5pm
Join the Spring Campaign to raise money to purchase 3 anaesthetic machines for the Surgical Department at Valley Regional Hospital.
Click the "Donate Now" button or call (902) 678-5414

Kentville's Relay for Life: Memorial Park,
June 20, 2015 - 12 pm to 12 am

Recreation News
Kentville Pool Summer Passes now Available! Swimming is offered three times daily at $2 per swim; passes available in Town Hall for $65 for a summer's worth of swimming (early bird rate of $55 until July 1st)!  For more information:  Neiley Terrio 902-679-2545

Free Yoga in the Park - led by a certified yoga instructor; classes for yogis of all experience levels - Wednesdays, starting June 10th until August 26th from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Oakdene Park

Summer Programs: There are so many great specialty summer camps happening in Kentville this year!  Skateboarding, scootering, bike, film, trailblazers and so much more! Check them out!

Town of Kentville & CANgaroo Tennis: After-school mini Camp with multi-sports in Kentville every week of spring till the end of the school year! All equipment provided, snacks and more! Mini Camps are now $40 a week or $8 a day. Rain or shine, every day of the week after school from 3pm to 5:30pm at the Kentville courts. Offered to ALL Annapolis Valley students from grade Primary to grade 5! (Special offer to KCA! Our Coaches will be at the school at 2:20 to walk the students to the courts.)
Registration forms: Available at Kentville tennis courts, Town of Kentville, or printable copies on CANgaroo Tennis website. Paper copy of registration must be given to coaches just prior camp or in the drop box outside the Kentville Tennis Club House. for more information!

Arts and Culture
CentreStage Theatre Presents: Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Adapted by David Wood based on the book by Roald Dahl
June 6m, 7m, 13m, 14m, 20m, 21m
Showtime 2pm matinee (Upper Performance Centre)
Tickets $7 (Call 902-678-8040)

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. 
They try to kill him by any means possible. Outwitted at every turn, the farmers' ploys backfire. Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan which will ensure full stomachs for not only his family, but all his friends too.

CentreStage Presents: Leading Ladies
A farce by Ken Ludwig
June 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28m, July 3, 4, 10, 11, 12m, 17, 18
Showtime 8pm; 2pm matinee on June 28 and July 12
Tickets $15/$12 (Call 902-678-8040)In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces!

KCA School News
School Calendar
Wednesday, June 24: 11am Dismissal
Thursday, June 25: Marking days; no school
Friday, June 26: Marking days; no school
Monday, June 29: full day
Tuesday, June 30: 11am Dismissal with report cards

Citizen Question
Question: I've never understood why Kentville paints before they patch. (paint the lines before they patch the potholes). Can you Explain?
Painting and patching are both spring time operations and sometimes these operations overlap each other. There is no rule that says "Kentville patches after they paint" or vice versa. Also noteworthy regarding line painting is the popular belief that Kentville paints lines to prepare for the Apple Blossom Festival. In actual fact, line painting takes place every spring because it is the most appropriate time to do it. Coincidentally, the Apple Blossom Festival occurs each year usually within a few weeks of the painting.

Kentville Businesses!
The Julie Skaling Physiotherapy Clinic is committed to a very high standard of professionalism and care when it comes to your health and well-being. We are focused on restoring function, preventing injury, and enhancing your performance.
Our dedicated interdisciplinary team of physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, personal training and support staff work closely to provide an effective, coordinated response to your needs. We are committed to making sure you feel welcome, comfortable, and unhurried, with our personalized service.

Book your appointment today! You do not need a doctor's referral!
The Julie Skaling Physiotherapy Clinic is located in the  Valley Professional Centre, 70 Exhibition Street, Kentville.

Your Town Council
The next Council Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 in the Council Chambers on Monday, June 15th. This meeting is open to the public. 
Group photo of Kentville Committee Members

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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