Congratulations Mark Pound: 2014/15 Atlantic Fire Fighter of the Year Award
This past weekend during Muscular Dystrophy Canada's Atlantic Family Retreat at Camp Brigadoon, the Atlantic Fire Fighters supporting Muscular Dystrophy Canada Organziation was very proud to present Mark Pound, Fire Fighter with the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department with the 2014/15 Atlantic Fire Fighter of the Year Award.
Mark is currently an Atlantic Fire Fighter Advisor for MDC and has been instrumental in recruiting new departments to fundraise for the organization over the past year. Well-deserved congratulations to Mark!
Kings Volunteer Resource Centre The Kings Volunteer Resource Center promotes quality of life in Kings County through the provision of services and information in support of volunteerism.
To fulfill this mission the KVRC has as its primary objectives:
• To provide persons who wish to volunteer with information about volunteer opportunities in the county;
• To provide voluntary organizations an opportunity to share information about their organization and their requirements for volunteers;
• To provide training opportunities related to volunteering or managing voluntary organizations;
• To provide and update a map of voluntary organizations in Kings County;
Kentville Indoor Market
The Kentville Farmers Market has announced it will move indoors at the Kentville Lions Hall for this winter's Market Season.
The move is exciting for both the Market and the Lions Club who look forward to working together to keep the vibrancy of the Market alive over the winter months in a new larger space with better parking, and more accessibility. The first indoor market date at the Lions Club space on River Street is October 14th.
Go Fund Me: Support the Kentville Market
The Kentville Farmers Market has been operating in Kentville for 7 years, providing local farmers and producers a place to do commerce, and supporting the Kentville community by bringing traffic and life to the downtown.
The Market is moving to a new indoor space for the winter months which requires unbudgeted work to make it a good space for the market. Without help, vendor fees may need to increase to make ends meet, and that's not good for vendors or the Market in general! Happy vendors make for a bigger and better market so help us out with a donation so we can stay thriving and keep our vendors prosperous!
The Kentville Farmers Market Society is a registered not-for-profit society made up of volunteers. The Market generates operating funds mainly through grants and sponsorships. All help is sincerely appreciated! Support the Market HERE
Let the Games Begin! The Kentville arena has been repaired!
The work has been completed, ice is in, and the arena opened for business! Thank you for your patience during the renovation process!
Looking for the perfect gift (or alternative to a treat bag for your child's birthday party)? Consider getting a skate pass for the Kentville Centennial Arena! We've got 10 and 20 skate options available Get in touch with Gillian in the office for more details!
Moore's Brook Falls
This stunning waterfall is located just north of Kentville! It's a 1km, 15 minute hike that is worth the effort to get there! Directions
Weekly Youth Sports Night The Kentville Baptist Church is having a weekly Sports Night on Thursdays between 7 & 8:30 pm. It is in the hall/gym at Kentville Baptist Church.
Activities include 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).
Grades 6 to 12
Make Your Own Skateboard: Fine Woodworking Workshops with Michael DeLuca
Dates for fall 2015:
Friday: 6 to 9 pm - press your board
Saturday: 9 am to 12 noon - shape, smooth, drill, and varnish your deck
Sunday: 1 to 3 pm - varnish your deck again, and go skateboarding (weather permitting)
Location: 125 Park Street, Kentville
Cost: $100 for adults, $50 for youth (age 17 & under)
Children 12 & under must be accompanied by a super-stoked parent who is more excited than their child. Through their registration fee, adults are also guaranteed warm feelings of knowing that they have helped make it possible for a young person to participate.
Registration includes a free skateboarding lesson (optional). All equipment provided.
Presented by the Town of Kentville
Sponsored by Kentville Development Corporation and Valley Stove & Cycle
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Little Pumpkins Daycare
Little Pumpkins is expanding its full day program. We will have 2 new rooms set up: one toddler room for 6 (18m-3y) and one preschool room for 8 (3-5Y).
We are open from 6am-6pm and the fee covers a 9 1/2 hour day.
The care provided will be family orientated and developmentally appropriate, providing individualised care to cater for each child’s needs and interests. We intend to follow the Reggio Emilia approach of childcare, a program based on the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. The programs presented to the children build on their interests to facilitate, stimulate and maximize intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.
Little Pumpkins is located at 58 School Street, Kentville.
Each edition we will feature a different Kentville resident with a favourite recipe. Would you like to be featured? Email us!
Caroline Hunt has lived in Kentville for 4 years, although she originally hails from the UK. "I like that we are so close to so much diversity: city, town, countryside, woods, beaches of all shapes and sizes."
When not busy with her 3 children, Caroline helps her husband, Barry, with his plumbing business, Response Plumber. Caroline can also be found working for the Annapolis Valley School Board, filling in where she's needed, or volunteering at KCA.
Ingredients For the Crust
• 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
• 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons cornstarch
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
• 1 tablespoon ice water
• 1 large egg yolk
For the Caramel Layer
• 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
• 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
• 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 2 tablespoons golden syrup (such as Lyle's Golden Syrup) or dark corn syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Generous pinch salt
For the Chocolate Layer
• 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, broken into small pieces, best quality
• 3 tablespoons heavy cream
Instructions For the Crust
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil, pushing the foil neatly into the corners and up the
sides of the pan, using two pieces if necessary to ensure that the foil overlaps all edges (the overhang will help removal from the
pan). Spray the foiled pan with nonstick cooking spray or grease with butter.
2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the flour, brown sugar, cornstarch and salt; process until well
combined and no lumps of brown sugar remain. Add the butter and pulse until a coarse meal forms. Add the ice water and egg yolk and blend until moist clumps form. Dump the dough into the prepared pan and press with your fingers into an even layer (dust your fingers with flour if the dough is too sticky). Pierce the dough all over with a fork and bake until golden, about 20
minutes. Set aside to cool.
For Caramel Layer
1. Whisk the sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, butter, golden syrup, vanilla and salt together in a medium saucepan over
medium heat until the sugar dissolves, the butter melts and the mixture comes to a boil. Attach a candy thermometer to the side
of the pan and boil gently, whisking constantly, until the caramel is thick and the temperature registers 225 degrees F, about 6 minutes. Pour the caramel over the warm crust; cool for about 15 minutes, or until caramel is set.
For Chocolate Layer
Place the chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is about 75% melted. Stir, allowing the residual heat in the bowl to melt the remaining chocolate, until smooth (if necessary, place the
chocolate back in the microwave for a few more; just be sure not to overheat or the mixture will curdle). Spread the chocolate over the caramel layer. Refrigerate the bars until the chocolate is set, at least 1 hour. Using the foil overhang, lift the bars out of the pan
and transfer to a cutting board.
Cut into small squares and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Photograph depicts Kentville in the 1890s In a recent article, historian Ed Coleman delves into the history behind a photograph found at the Kings County Museum. See how much the town has or has not changed in the last 100 years! Read more
Donations Needed for the Learning Centre! Child poverty is Nova Scotia is a fact. Anyone who has working in our school system is aware of this on a daily basis. The Nova Scotia Child Poverty report of 2014 suggests that 25% of children in Nova Scotia live below the poverty line. In the report the rate of child poverty in Kentville is measured at 24.4%. The statistics are frightening!
At KCA we see so many students in need and through the Learning Centre, we try to fill a lot of these needs. This could be feeding or clothing students, helping them with the family laundry, or letting them have a shower.
To help our students, please consider donating something from the list below. Leave at the main desk labelled Learning Centre.
- Laundry detergent
- Baby wipes
- Pull ups to fit 6year old children
- Lice Kits
-Bars of soap
Thank you for your support!
Arts and Culture
CentreStage Presents: Women of Lockerbie A story of redemption by Deborah Brevoort
Sept 25, 26, Oct 2, 3, 4m, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18m, 23, 24
Showtime 8pm; 2pm matinee on October 4 and 18
There is no intermission for this show.
Tickets $15/$12 (Call 902-678-8040)
Mature Subject Matter
A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son's remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane's wreckage. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim's families. The Women of Lockerbie is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional. Written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, it is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Winner of the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award. www.centrestagetheatre.ca
Kings County Historical Museum: Kentville museum exhibit features a ‘brief’ history of underwear!
As society has changed and evolved, so has our underwear.
The Kings Historical Society presents A ‘Brief’ History of Underwear at the Kings County Museum in Kentville from late September to December. The exhibit focuses on the century between 1850 and 1950 and how culture influenced the development of undergarments over that time period. Read more
Question: My neighbours live on a corner of a fairly busy intersection. Their bush on the corner is so large that it is impossible to see if any traffic is coming.
This is the same for snowbanks.
Whose responsibility is that to have bushes trimmed? or snow removed? The Town's? The property owner's?
Answer: It's a property owner's individual responsibility to make sure that growth on their property near roadways or intersections doesn't impede the ability of motorists and pedestrians to safely travel. When over growth is determined to be a hindrance to visibility, (there are standards to follow) the Town will ask property owners to rectify the issue. Failure to rectify the issue in a timely manner can sometimes result in the Town clearing the growth at the owner's expense.
Photos From You
The Kentville Gorge on Gladys Porter Drive (across the street from Memorial Park and where the old hospital used to be!) has great trails for mountain biking!
Do you have a photo of Kentville you would like to share? Send it to us and we will publish it in an upcoming newsletter!
This year, the pumpkins will be on display throughout the whole town October 3rd – 30th.
Learn all about behind the scenes of the creation of the Pumpkin People! Read more
Pumpkin People at KCA
Mayor Dave along with Pumpkin People book authors and illustrators Ron and Sandra Lightburn went to KCA on Wednesday to read The Pumpkin People book. Sixty grade three students at KCA were a captive audience and were over the moon to receive their very own copy to take home. Spike made an appearance, and predictably, stole the show.
This is one of our very favourite annual events, and we’re thankful the KCA school community welcomes us each year with open arms. We’re already looking forward to next year!
Chester Avenue Project
The Town is gearing up to start work on a 2.9 million dollar Chester Avenue Upgrade Project. Interested parties who want to keep an eye on the work being done, timelines and project details can log onto http://www.chesteravenue.com/ to stay in the know!
The Chester Avenue upgrade, with an estimated cost of $2.9 million over two years, was recently approved for New Build Canada Fund dollars. The three levels of government will split the bill for the project. Read more.
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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