An Old Building Gets a New Look!
Uncommon Common Arts curator Terry Drahos paints images of birds in flight on the outside of a vacant building lining Kentville's Main Street as part of a public art project held Oct. 24.
The birds can be found downtown on the former "Edge" or "Robinson" building.
Thanks to everyone who participated! Read more
Students at KCA also participated in an outdoor bird art project! Read more
Update on the Kentville Library:
Currently, there is no update on the progress of the Kentville Library. We are now waiting to hear from the Kings County Municipality if they will support the project, and if so, to what amount.
Funding from the County could change the size or scope of the project.
In the Community
Share the Teddy Bear Love!
Kentville resident, Paula Huntley is collecting Teddy Bears for kids in need.
Please drop off any teddy bears - new or gently used - to Winners in New Minas. They will be used for home tour decorations and then given in Christmas hampers to children in need.
For more information contact email@example.com
Refugee Support in Kentville
The Refugee crisis is something we can help with.
The Canaan Baptist Church, Kings Presbyterian and Kentville Baptist Church are in the process of sponsoring a refugee family. If you would like to assist in this effort any donations would be greatly appreciated
Financial donations can be sent to Kentville Baptist Church 503 Main St Kentville or call Earle or Karen Illsley 902-678-3791 for more information (Charitable Tax receipts are available) Other assistance will be welcome and needed when the refugee family arrives.
If you are interested in receiving more information on other ways to help call 902-678-3791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year the Kinsmen will be selling tickets for a draw for a framed, autographed Raymond Bourque Jersey! For more information
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!
Kentville Business Profile
The former Snack Shack has been in the news a lot lately!
First, when the employees split a Lotto 649 win in excess of $15 million!
When the Snack Shack was in financial trouble, former employee Stephanie Dunham purchased the restaurant and reopened it calling it the S&J Diner.
The menu and atmosphere in the diner is similar to the Snack Shack.
From their great breakfasts, burgers, seafood, onion rings, soups, chowders, sandwiches and much more
you'll enjoy the great taste of their homestyle food at S & J's Diner.
Located at the corner of Cornwallis & Exhibition St., this diner has been a Kentville favourite since 1934. Read more
Each edition we will feature a different Kentville resident with a favourite recipe. Would you like to be featured? Email us!
Paula Huntley has lived in Kentville for 12 years, and Nova Scotia since 1991.
She is the manager of Winners in New Minas, owner of Smart Staging Solutions helping people prepare to sell their home or redesigning if staying;owner of Huntley Consulting- helping people meet the employer( resume building, mock interviews etc);Event Planner/ Marketing Coordinator/ wedding Planner; and,Freelance writer for The chronicle Herald's homes decor column and The Valley Harvester!
"What I love most about living in Kentville is the sense of pride in my community, being there to help in times of need, and the sense of family."
She also loves the business side of things - how many small businesses there are and the entrepreneur support they give to each other.
6 SLICES OF WHITE BREAD
½ AN APPLE
BUTTER OR PARKAY
*FITS PAN 8-9INCHES
LINE PAN WITH WAX PAPER OR PARCHMENT PAPER
1. SOAK THE BREAD IN WARM WATER FOR A MINUTE AND THEN
SQUEEZE BREAD DRY-NO WATER DRIPPING AND LINE PAN WITH BREAD.
2. SPREAD PATCHES OF BUTTER ON THE BREAD (LIGHT LAYER)
3. SPRINKLE CINNAMON
4. LAYER THIN SLICES OF APPLE TO COVER THE BREAD
5. SPREAD MORE PATCHES OF BUTTER
6. SPRINKLE CINNAMON
7. SPRINKLE SUGAR, APPROX. TEASPOON OR AS YOU MAKE IT MORE YOU WILL CHANGE THE AMOUNTS.
BAKE FOR 30 MINUTES AND CAN BE EATEN WARM OR COOL
This was- a filler after school growing up when there was no desserts in the house!
It can be served with cool whip or ice cream or eaten just as it is.
McKay Car Company
The McKay touring car represents the first attempt to manufacture automobiles in Nova Scotia. It was built in 1912 by the Nova Scotia Carriage and Car Company of Kentville. This was located where the Kings County Municipal buildings are today.
Daniel and John McKay took over the Nova Scotia Carriage Company in 1908 and began producing cars in 1910. They built the bodies mostly of wood and installed Buda engines imported from the United States.
The McKays produced a luxury vehicle, comparable in quality and price to the Packard. They were asking $1450 to $2300 for their cars which was high next to the increasingly popular Fords that sold for about $1000 in Nova Scotia by 1912. At the time car financing did not exist so customers had to pay cash for the vehicles.
In 1912 the McKays were invited to move their business to Amherst, a thriving railway town with several other large businesses. The town offered irresistible incentives like tax breaks and cheap land and the McKays were settled in their new home by 1913. The building, on the edge of the Tantramar Marsh, was very expensive to build and soon the company found itself in serious financial trouble when there was an economic downturn in 1913. The last car was made in 1914.
Holiday Wishes Stop ‘n Shop Event: Thursday, November 26 Lots of gift ideas under one roof!
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping all at once in one location!
You are invited to attend the Holiday Wishes Stop 'n Shop Event on Thursday, November 26 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the KCA school gymnasium. Come meet all of your favourite vendors selling everything under the sun from jewelry to make up, spices, books, toys, coffee, tea, crafts and more!
Everyone who comes will receive a ballot for a gift basket. For every purchase, you will earn another ballot!
Free admission. This event is open to the public.
For more information email email@example.com
**If you are a crafter or direct-sales business owner and would like to have a table at the fair, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about bookings! Deadline to book is November 13th.
Arts and Culture
CentreStage Presents: Remembering Wartime through Music and Theatre CentreStage and Kings County Historical Society is once again partnering to present Remembering Wartime Through Musicand Theatre.
Come to the Kings County Courthouse on November 6 and 7th and to reminisce about a time gone by with the help of artists from all over the Valley. Music will be provided by Nancie Armstrong and ReWind, Sally Wilkie, Bob Connon, Ed Coleman and Wayne MacDonald. Actors will include Bob Conan, Gabe Skaling, Brian Cottam, Darrell Doucette, Val Rafuse, Jax Bruneau, Joe-Anne Dobblestyne and Hannah Mitchell. The storyteller will be the intrepid Gordon Hansford! What an evening!Tickets are $12/$15, Season passes and gift certificates are not accepted.
Question: What is the town doing with the old Edge Building on Main Street?
Answer: The Edge Building is a privately owned property and the Town is limited in its ability to affect what happens with it at the current time. It is vacant, and for sale and it is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain it or to find a buyer. When a property is vacant for long periods of time often people ask what the Town can do about it.
If a property owner pays taxes on a property there is very little the Town can do unless the property is deemed unsafe. Ultimately, private property owners have rights to do with their properties as they deem appropriate. Of course we would all love to see something happen there sooner rather than later, but it's a case right now of waiting to see what happens with it.
Photos From You
Do you remember when Kentville looked like this?
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!
From the Kentville Town Council
Council Advisory Committee Meeting
The next Kentville Town Council meeting will be on Monday, November 9 at 1:30pm in Council Chambers. These meetings are open to the public.
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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