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August 25, 2015

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What's New and Innovative in Kentville?
Come Tickle the Ivories!
The Kentville Development Corporation Limited (KDCL) placed an outdoor piano decorated with a sign that says “play us a song” at the heart of Centre Square.

Officials admit there were concerns that the piano could be beaten up by vandals, but they're pleased to see that people are keeping a friendly eye on it, so it doesn't end up wrecked.

"Thank you KDCL! You are providing a unique opportunity for those without access to this wonderful form of recreation. Hopefully the community will enjoy this "gift" either taking a turn at the ivories themselves or enjoying the music of neighbours." ~ one happy resident

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What's Happening in Kentville

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Top 5 Events Happening in Kentville!
1. Too Soon for Daisies at CentreStage Theatre
2. End of summer celebration at the Kentville Library, August 25
3. Breastfeeding support group at the Kentville Rec centre, August 25
4. Girl Power and Teen Council at the Kentville Library, August 30
5. Farmers' Market in Centre Square every Wednesday!

In the News
Kentville Arena: The arena is still being fixed. Repair costs are estimated at $50,000. Read more.
In the Community
Kentville's first Multicultural Festival: August 30
Kentville will host a Multicultural Fair on Aug. 30 from noon until 6 p.m in the Kentville fire hall.

The fair, hosted by the Kentville Development Corporation Limited (KDCL), is meant to bring people from around the world together to enjoy a diverse mix of cultural foods, performances, crafts and demonstrations.
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Kings County Volunteer Resource Centre
An organization that aims to mobilize volunteers in the region and build awareness about best practices in the voluntary sector has hired a new co-ordinator. 
Stop in to welcome Genevieve Allen Hearn and learn more about what the centre is doing!
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The community gardens are flourishing in Kentville!
Thanks to the Town's community gardens, fresh vegetables are now more accessible for cash-strapped families.

“I have one client in particular who has just been overjoyed with the fact that she can feed her two teenage daughters as much green food as they can eat for the first time in their lives because she hasn’t had to worry about paying for it. She can just walk down to Kentville and pick it.” ~Candy O'Brien, Project HOPE

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The Travelling Gnome!
Does this gnome remind you of a Kentville resident? He's been making his way across the country! Read more.
Kentville Merchants Group’s Downtown Kentville “Friend-raiser”
The Kentville merchants group is selling tickets on a beautiful painting done by well known artist Ed Hollett depicting a downtown streetscape circa 1885.

Anyone wishing to view the painting or purchase tickets to win it can visit Kentville Businesses from now until September 30th.  Tickets are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00. 

Funds raised through the initiative will help the Merchants Group run similar downtown shopping promotions and support the ongoing operations of the newly formed group.
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Recreation News
Bubble Soccer Drop-In!
Bubble Soccer Drop-In has started! It is a $2.00 drop-in from 6-8:00pm at field #3 (below new KCA playground on West Main Street) most Fridays, all summer long! For ages 9 and up
Successful Summer at the Pool!
The Kentville pool has been a busy spot this summer as kids of all ages have been eager to dip their feet into the water to beat the heat. 
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CANgaroo Tennis - Town of Kentville

Looking for something to do Friday night for the kids!? Come to the weekly junior round robin on FRIDAYS at 7pm! Kids 10 + are welcome to the Kentville Tennis Club weekly on a drop-in basis! Equipment provided, music and fun!

CANgaroo Tennis is offering professional tennis lessons for ADULTS Monday and Wednesday from 6-8pm including the Valley's ONLY Cardio Tennis classes offered by certified Cardio Tennis Canada staff coaches. Classes are $5 per session and is on a drop-in basis. Equipment is provided for those who do not have their own racquets. Email for more information!

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The Grass is always Greener in Kentville!
Mowing the lawn at Memorial Park isn't as easy as it seems! Just ask Brendan Jones.

"It’s lawn-bowling flat. It’s fairway green. It’s the outfield at Kentville Memorial Park. And what it is, is Brendan Jones’s masterpiece."
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Kentville Business Profile
Natalino Pizza
Scott Carrigan is changing the way Kentville thinks about pizza … and breakfast … by combining the two in an all-new taste sensation at Natalino’s Pizza. His Scrambled Egg Slices are the signature item on a breakfast menu served from 6:30 am to 10:00 am on weekday mornings.

Carrigan takes pride in making everything from scratch — from the dough to the signature sweet sauce. His best-selling pizzas are the works, donair, and Canadian varieties, but his Greek-style pizza also has quite a loyal following.

Natalino’s boasts the biggest slices in the Valley, so Carrigan says they get a lot of walk-in business from people who want to grab something quickly. New customers are often shocked by the size of their steaming slab.

Stop in to try it out at 252 Main Street next to the Needs store!

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Kentville Cooks
Each edition we will feature a different Kentville resident with a favourite recipe. Would you like to be featured? Email us!

Melanie Haverstock has been the the office manager at Wolfville Animal Hospital for 13 years.
"I like living in Kentville because it is so close to many wonderful spots on the Bay of Fundy and I love to take little drives to the ocean and catch a sunset."

Pretty Darned Hot Salsa
Prep 45 min / cooking time 1+1/2 hrs/
yld 3.25l recipe can be doubled or tripled
  • 2-15 large ripe tomatoes = 10-12 c chopped or frozen tomatoes peeled in hot water and mashed or 3 28 oz cans
  • 5 large green peppers chopped
  • 8 hot banana or jalapeno peppers –veins & seeds in makes hotter-you can add more or less to your taste
  • 5 large onions spanish /yellow/white = 4-5 cups chopped
  • 4-6 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 x 5 ½ oz cans tomato paste - extra if you want it thicker
  • ½ cup vinegar-cider is best
  • 2-4 teaspoons brown sugar *no need to double this one if making a double batch
  • 1 tablespoon salt herbs-fresh or dried -
  • 1 teaspoon each basil, oregano, coriander (italian parsley)]
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
1. Sterilize jars if canning
2. Chop veggies & put in large pot with herbs, garlic, sugar and vinegar
3. Add tomato paste
4. Slowly bring to boil, leave uncovered and stir often
5. Reduce heat and simmer until desired thickness
6. Ladle into jars leaving ¼ in headspace /or freeze / or refrigerate
7. Have a bag of nachos and cheese ready to eat!
Historical Moment
Kentville's Unofficial Historian: Louis Comeau
So much of our town's history and knowledge can be attributed to Louis Comeau's collections and books.

Louis Comeau dubs himself as an “amateur collector of Kentville memorabilia” but he’s much more than that!

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Arts and Culture
CentreStage Presents: Too Soon for Daisies
A comedic-thriller by William Dinner and William Morum
August 28, 29, September 4, 5

Showtime 8pm;
Tickets $15/$12 (Call 902-678-8040)

Three elderly ladies rebel against a 1960’s world that has them locked up in an old folk’s home for the destitute. After escaping in a rowboat, they are washed ashore in the village of Trotley, England where they take over an abandoned cottage. Suddenly, a mysterious stranger shows up claiming to be the cottage's real owner, and before you can say "Bob's your Uncle", he drops dead of a heart attack and the ladies hatch a convoluted plan to hide the body. A nosy neighbour, a too-helpful handyman and the arrival of the dead man's niece all contribute to high-spirited fun. Can these determined women conceal a dark secret that, if revealed, will upset all their plans to grow old...ungracefully?

Phone 678-8040 for reservations
Kings County Historical Museum:
August: Monday– Saturday 9AM-4PM
(Closed Sat August 29, 2015)

Monopoly Exhibit now on! Now showing until the end of August! This year marks the 80th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic board game “MONOPOLY”.
Over the years the popularity of the game has led to close to 300 million copies being sold in 111 countries, and the game being produced in 43 languages. Some of the popular themes over the years are reflected in the collection on display here.

Citizen Question
Question: Most of us know that the Wee Kentville Library is a lending library, but I noticed when I was running this afternoon that it doesn't say that the books are on loan while you are enjoying the marsh. I am thinking that some people might think the sign saying, "take a look, take a book", as oh I can keep the book and take it home.

Answer: The Wee Kentville Library at Miner's Marsh is indeed there for everyone to use! If you see a book in the library, please feel free to TAKE it. You do NOT have to put in a book in order to take one out.

If you have extra books at home, please drop them in the library. It is proving to be a lot more popular than we ever dreamed!

There are some books labeled MARSH COPY (DO NOT REMOVE). These are nature books to be enjoyed while at the Marsh. Please return them to the box when you have finished your walk.

Thanks to everyone who has made the wee library such a success!
From the Kentville Town Council

Planning and Development wants your input!

The Town of Kentville has begun a review of the documents that guide the development of our Town.

As part of the consultation residents are asked to talk about the issues and prospects for Kentville. The goal of the consultation is to let all Kentville residents share their knowledge, and desires for how the Town develops. “Envision Kentville”, planning for tomorrow today will set the policies and priorities that will influence the future of the Town for years to come.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey!

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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