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October 28, 2014

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Keeping Kentville Connected



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Keeping Kentville Connected
George Calkin: When he died at age 89 in 1932, the Advertiser hailed George E. Calkin as the town’s most outstanding citizen. If a list is ever compiled of the men and women who contributed most to Kentville’s growth since its inception, George E. Calkin’s name would be at the top of the rolls.

George Calkin successfully established a board of trade in Kentville, was a postmaster for the Town, and then left to open his own hardware store.

Calkin also played an important role in establishing the Blanchard Fraser Memorial Hospital in Kentville in 1921. Up until then, Kentville residents had to travel to Wolfville for health care. Upon his death, Calkin turned over his entire real estate holdings valued at approximately $40,000 to the hospital commission, practically ensuring the hospital would be a go. However, when the hospital was eventually built and officially opened in 1938, Calkin's name wasn’t on it. That honour went to the wife of A. Milne Fraser who willed $30,000 to the hospital with the stipulation that it be named in memory of his spouse. Calkin’s pivotal role in formation of the hospital apparently had been forgotten.
A posthumous thank you to George Calkin!
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, October 28
12:00-1:45 - Network Knitting 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. Come and get started on your Christmas knitting.

7:30pm-9:00pm - Exploration into the Mayan Underworld. Kings Historical Society monthly meeting followed by a lecture of exploration into the Mayan Underworld.
The Mayans believed a cave which they called "the Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre"  to be a portal to their underworld,  "Xibalba". This was the domain of the twelve "Lords of Xibalba", two death gods and ten lesser demons. A modern traveler is unlikely to meet these deities but there is still much to see that will chill the stoutest heart.... 
Attendance is free, but donations to support the activities of the Society are appreciated.

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

Wednesday, October 29
10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market is now indoors at the Kentville Rec Centre, 350 Main Street. Fresh, local food, arts and crafts, and a place to meet friends and neighbours.
Vendor Costume Contest - vote for your favourite!

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-8:30pm - Book Club at the Kentville Library. Join us on the last Wednesday of the month to share views and ideas about selected books. This month's selection The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

Thursday, October 30
7:00pm-8:30pm - Weekly Sports Night at the Kentville Baptist Church. Come to the church gym for activities including floor hockey, badminton, basketball, volleyball, and whatever else can be crammed into the gym. The theme is simply fair play, fellowship, and fun. This is geared towards youth aged 12+. Parents can feel free to leave their children at the program (and do not need to stay). FREE

Saturday, November 1
1:00pm -Crib Tournament at the Kentville Legion.

2:00pm  The Lighthouse at CentreStage Theatre. A drama by Nova Scotian Playwright Allen Hume. The essence of the play focuses on living in a lighthouse which is the beacon in the life of the family who live there and the surrounding community. Several family members are engaged in fighting the war while the rest are trying to resurrect an industry for the community for those who return. The lighthouse keeper is also the mayor of the community. The family is close and enjoys family moments while enduring the heartaches that the war can bring.
Call 678-8040 for reservations

8:00pm - The LightHouse at CentreStage Theatre. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

9:00pm - Shirley Jackson & the Side Cat Trio at Paddy's Pub

9:00pm - Dance at the Kentville Legion

Sunday, November 2
2:00pm - The LightHouse at CentreStage Theatre. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Tuesday, November 4
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.

Wednesday, November 5
10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market is now  indoors at the Kentville Rec Centre, 350 Main Street. 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, November 6
6:00pm - Family Movie night at KCA. We will be showing Planes 2 for a free-will donation. See more information in the School Section below.

7:00-9:00pm - Community Meeting for the Royal Oaks Subdivision and surrounding area about a potential parkland. Meeting will be held at the Town Hall. See below for more details.

7:00pm-8:30pm - Weekly Sports Night at the Kentville Baptist Church. Come to the church gym for activities including floor hockey, badminton, basketball, volleyball, and whatever else can be crammed into the gym. The theme is simply fair play, fellowship, and fun. This is geared towards youth aged 12+. Parents can feel free to leave their children at the program (and do not need to stay). FREE

Friday, November 7
9:30am-11:00am - International Cafe at the Kings Volunteer Centre. FREE event to connect newcomers, immigrants, international students and members of the community.

7:30pm - Come and spend an evening remembering wartime, through music and theatre. Beginning with the haunting sounds of the bagpipe and drum, in a call to arms and ending with the bittersweet call of victory. CentreStage Theatre and the Kings Historical Society will come together for two special nights of camaraderie. (More information in the Arts and Culture Section of this newsletter)

Saturday, November 8
1:00pm-4:00pm - The Great Wilderness Adventure at the Kentville Ravine Trail. Outdoor family fun for everyone! Enjoy hiking, games and more on one of the best natural trails in the valley! Sunday Nov. 9th, 2014 will be the back-up day if weather is bad on November 8th. mathieutingley@gmail.com

1:30-3:30 - Kentville Baptist Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Tea and Sale. Doors open and sale at 1:30 pm; Tea from 2:00 – 3:30pm Adults $5.00 –Children $1.00, under 6 –free. Fancywork, fudge, pantry table, children’s corner, jewellery and white elephant table.

7:30pm - Come and spend an evening remembering wartime, through music and theatre. Beginning with the haunting sounds of the bagpipe and drum, in a call to arms and ending with the bittersweet call of victory. Centre Stage Theatre and the Kings Historical Society will come together for two special nights of camaraderie. (More information in the Arts and Culture section of this newsletter).

9:00pm - Dance at the Kentville Legion.

Sunday, November 9
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!

Monday, November 10
1:30pm - The Council Advisory Committee meets at 1:30 in Council Chambers. This meeting is open to the public.

In the News
Pumpkin People Invasion! There’s nothing to fear but the Town of Kentville is once again under invasion by the pumpkin people. Dozens of creative displays can be found around town and, as always, they’re drawing visitors from near and far. See slideshow.

Kentville church sale falls through - again. Two potential sales of the former St. Paul & St. Stephen United Church on Main Street have fallen through. Read more.

Kentville woman wins aviation and aerospace award. Sandra McDonald Snow, past president of the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, was recently named one of six Canadian women to receive the 2014 Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award. Read more.

In the Community
APPLE PIE FUNDRAISER - WE MAKE - YOU BAKE! For St. James Anglican Church.
9" Deep plate, Double Crust
Sweetened with Sugar or Artificial Sweetener
To be paid for upon pickup. All proceeds go towards church activities.
To order, call 902-678-3123 or send an Email
Deadline for orders: Monday, November 3rd
Pick up Date: Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m

Recreation News
Skating Schedule:
Free Skating at the Kentville Centennial Arena
FREE Public Skating:
Saturday: 7 to 8 pm
Wednesday: 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Thursday: 3 to 4 pm

You’re Welcome!
Oct. 11 to Dec. 20 & Jan. 3 to Feb. 21:
Join us on Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 pm when our Arena Ambassadors are on hand to welcome you. As needed, they can help you find the right equipment and help get you going. Skates and helmets are available free to borrow, or bring your own and just enjoy the free skating.

Additional Public Skate Times:
Sunday Public Skating: 4 to 5 pm ($3; children under 4 free)
Tuesday & Thursday
Adult Skating: 9:30 to 10:30 am ($3)
Parent & Tot: 10:30 to 11:30 am ($3/adult; children free)
Adult Shinny: 12 noon to 1:30 pm ($5)
Friday
Adult Shinny: 12 noon to 1:30 pm ($5)
Legend Shinny (50+): 2 to 3:15 pm ($5)

* schedule subject to change; when in doubt, please call 902-679-2539, or 902-679-2542

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.
Nov. 16 to Dec. 21, 2014: Sundays from 11 am to 12 noon
Jan. 3 to Jan. 31, 2015: Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm
Location: Valley Sport & Events Centre (VSEC), 273 Park Street
Cost: FREE!

Arts and Culture


Remembering Wartime: November 7, 8
Come and spend an evening remembering wartime, through music and theatre. Beginning with the haunting sounds of the bagpipe and drum, in a call to arms and ending with the bittersweet call of victory. Centre Stage Theatre and the Kings Historical Society will come together for two special nights of camaraderie. 
Join musicians Davina Melanson, Pete Adams,  Cuckoo Moon, Sally and Allan Wilkie, as well as  actors , Jordan Comeau, Bob Cook, Brian Cottam, Elizabeth Fox, Danielle Lutz, Chantal Murphy, Erica Porter, Valerie Rafuse and Martina Weber on a journey of remembrance. Poignant images and sounds of home and away plus silent film will complete the evening. Intermission includes tea, coffee and war cake.
The evenings begin at 7:30pm on November 7th and 8th in the old courtroom of the Kings County Museum, 37 Cornwallis St.  Kentville.
$15 Adults $12 Students and seniors (65+)
Call 902-678-8040 or 902-678-6237 for reservations.

New First World War exhibit open in Kentville. The displays focus on the lives of young men training at Camp Aldershot before they went overseas to fight in the First World War. The exhibit documents the impact of the First World War on the communities of Kings County through the lens of several local families. Read More.

All about the type at Gaspereau Press: Andrew Steeves, co-founder and designer at Gaspereau Press in Kentville, drove to Montreal with his neighbour, Erik Barr, and son Adam. They packed up about 400 cases of wood and metal type and printing gear belonging to the late Glenn Goluska. Read more.
 
Citizen Question
Question: What does the town do (behind the scenes) to upkeep the trails like the rail trail and Miner's Marsh?

Our park crew work diligently throughout the year to keep our trails looking good for everyone to enjoy.  Our trail system includes the Kentville rail bed, Miner's Marsh located behind the Municipal building, and the Gorge located at the top of Gladys Porter; soon we hope to add the Kentville Ravine to our list! Mowing, tree trimming, garbage and dog waste pick-up and trail repairs are just some of the regular tasks our staff does to keep things looking as great as they do ensuring that you have a positive experience.
In the winter we also groom the trails so that folks can enjoy them while snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or hiking. With so much trail to look after we depend greatly on the public for helping to keep our trails clean and letting us know of any problems that we should be aware of. For more information on our trails you can visit www.kentville.ca.

KCA School News
KCA Family Movie Night!
Come with your family to the KCA school Cafeteria in Kentville on Thursday, November 6th to enjoy the screening of Planes 2! 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 general public.

Kentville Businesses!
Jill Forse Traditional Chinese Medicine
I wasn’t a believer in Acupuncture when I started seeing Jill in 2009. Today, I am convinced that it is because of the Acupuncture treatments that enables me to continue to walk. Acupuncture clears my head and keeps my body moving. I don’t know how or why it works, I just know that it does." ~happy client

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient, holistic medicine that views the body as an interconnected whole.  With a thorough intake we come up with a treatment plan to tackle the root (why) and branch (the symptoms) of each individual case. 
Treatments vary from acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies, Tui Na Massage , Moxibustion/TDP Heat Lamp, and cupping.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 5:30pm-9pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30 pm

Location:
3 Duncan Avenue
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N1N3
Phone: 902-678-9719
jill@jillforse.ca
Website

Your Town Council
The Council Advisory Council meets on Monday, November 10 at 1:30 in Council Chambers. This meeting is open to the public.

Town of Kentville – RFP – Kentville Growth Centre / Library
The Town of Kentville in consultation with the Annapolis Valley Regional Library and in partnership with the Valley Community Learning Association (VCLA) is seeking proposals to enter into a joint contract to rent or lease space to accommodate the Kentville Public Library and VCLA operations.The closing date for submissions is November 7, 2014 – 4:00 pm. More information.

Community Meeting for the Royal Oaks Sub-Division and Surrounding Area: You are invited to attend a Community Meeting regarding the future use of Town-owned parkland designated for your area.  Join us for a discussion and share your thoughts as we explore ways to enhance this resource  to meet the needs of the community.
Date: November 6th, 2014
Place: Kentville Town Hall (come in the back door off of the parking lot and head upstairs)
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
For more information please contact Rachel Bedingfield Director of Parks and Recreation at 679-2541

Phone Survey for the Town of Kentville: The Town of Kentville is looking for input and feedback from their citizens on important initiatives.  Your voice counts, so if you are randomly selected to answer this important telephone survey happening in the next few weeks, please take the short time to make your opinion heard.
Individual responses will be kept confidential.
Your Caller ID will show a call from Vision Research with a (902) 370- exchange. You will not be asked to give money or for any financial information.
We appreciate your participation.
 
If you do not receive one of these random phone calls, but you would like to contribute, call 1-877-744-4405 and tell them that you would like to participate in the Nova Insights survey from the Town of Kentville.
 
For taking part, you will be entered into a draw to win one of two grocery gift cards being given away ($50 value each).
For more information about the survey, contact André Bouchard at Kentville Town Hall: 902-679-3998.

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