December 9, 2014

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Keeping Kentville Connected

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Keeping Kentville Connected

Gladys Porter's contribution to public life in Nova Scotia was as a tireless worker on behalf of her community and constituents. She was born into a strong political family as her father was the first and longtime mayor of Sydney. She eventually left Cape Breton for Kentville where she married and settled.

She became an active member of several social service organizations and supporter of several charitable causes, taking on a leading role as executive member of many of them at the community, county and provincial level.

In 1943 she became a town councilor in Kentville and in 1946 won the election for mayor, making her the first woman in the Maritimes to do so. She was re-elected mayor for a total of 11 years and only resigned after running for and winning a seat in the provincial Legislature in 1960.
Taken from the Library and Archives of Canada

What's Happening in Town?
Find out about what is happening in Kentville by visiting these websites:

In the News
Mayflower award for Miner's Marsh project - Recreation Nova Scotia’s Mayflower Award was presented recently to those who worked on Kentville’s Miner’s Marsh project. Read more

Kentville teen selected for Team Nova Scotia female hockey team - Kentville’s Brette Pettet will be heading to the 2015 Canada Games this February. Read more.

In the Community
Valley Care Pregnancy Centre: "Unto Us A Child Is Born"  Christmas is a special time, especially when it comes to moms and babies.  The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre's mission of supporting moms, dads and babies is growing and they invite you to partner with us this Christmas Season with a gift of baby formula or diapers.  Drop them off at 104 Webster Street or call for home pick-up!  Call / Text 902-670-8510. 

December 17th - Christmas at the Market!  Our last market before the holiday; free gift wrapping and live music with Ron Edmunds!  We'll also be having the draw for our Holiday Treats Gift Basket! 50/50 - Win $$$ every week!

Recreation News
View our Skating Schedule: It includes many free skates and parent/tot skate times. Choose the best one for your schedule and spend some great ice time with the family!

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. If 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.

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
Location: Valley Sport & Events Centre (VSEC), 273 Park Street
Cost: FREE!

Arts and Culture

CentreStage Presents The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society ‘s Production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their: stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't from it at all!), while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first, wrapping their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs. Sure to get you in the festive mood!
December 12,13,19,20
Show times: 8PM
Tickets $15/$12
Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Montague shipwreck documentary raising funds for Kings Historical Society - If you have a Kings County history buff on your holiday shopping list, CD copies of a recently-produced video documentary on the Montague shipwreck are now available for purchase as a fundraiser for the Kings County Museum. Read more.

KCA School News
Rocky Mountain Upick, North Alton - Fundraiser for KCA
When you buy your tree from Rocky Mountain Christmas Tree Upick, $5 from every tree sale will go to KCA's PTA!

Your Christmas adventure starts with over 20 acres of fir trees to choose from and free kubota rides for the kids on their way back to the Candy Cane Shack. Everyone can warm up by the roaring fire with a cup of hot chocolate and, of course, all the kids' favourite – cherry candy canes! We also have FREE kids trees located outside of the Candy Cane Shack – so please help your kids to one. As always, we only accept cash payment back at the Candy Cane Shack and remember we donate a portion of our sales to the Canadian Cancer Society

Open from 9 to 4 on weekends! We provide the saws but feel free to bring your own.
The Rocky Mountain Christmas tree upick is located at 921 English Mountain Road in North Alton.
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Kentville Businesses!
Kings County Home Hardware
Originally Rockwell's Hardware Store, this store has been a fixture in the town since 1910.

Find everything you need for this Christmas and winter by shopping locally at Kings County Home Hardware! There are so many present ideas and all your decorations from lights to ornaments and more!

And, Home Hardware carries the Elf on the Shelf - including clothes for them!
Stop in to try to find their very own Elf on the Shelf hiding somewhere in the store! If you can spot him, fill out a ballot to win a prize. Keep coming in because the Elf on the Shelf will always be moving!
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Your Town Council
Effective December 1, 2014 and until April 15, 2015
Regulations made by the Traffic Authority for the Town of Kentville Pursuant to Section 202(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act R.S.N.S., 1990, Chapter 293

No person shall park upon any highway or street, in the Town of Kentville, between the hours of one o’clock in the forenoon and the hour of seven o’clock in the forenoon of the same day;
No owner or driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle shall park the vehicle if it is unattended by a person authorized to move or capable of operating the same, upon any highway or street in the Town of Kentville, in such a manner as to hinder, inconvenience or prevent the proper removal of snow or ice from such highway or street.
No owner or driver or person having control of any vehicle shall, during the period from one hour after any snow storm has commenced to two hours after such snow storm has stopped, park the vehicle if it is unattended by a person authorized to move and capable of operating the same, upon any highway or street of the Town of Kentville.

The provisions of Subsection 2 shall not apply to emergency vehicles.
It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these regulations and such person will be liable to a penalty provided by Section 292 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

NOTICE TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS - The Town of Kentville wishes to advise all builders and contractors that the Department of Engineering & Works will not issue street opening permits for sewer or water laterals to be installed between December 1, 2014 and April 15, 2015.

OBSTRUCTION DURING SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS - The Town of Kentville wishes to remind its residents that during the snow removal
season, November 1st through March 31st , objects such as hockey nets, basketball nets, soccer nets, etc. must be stored outside of the road right of way at all times. The road right of way width behind your side of the curb is  generally 10 feet. The overall road right of way width is 50 feet. This precaution is to avoid damage to both personal property and the snow removal fleet of the Town of Kentville. Any damage to flet vehicles by objects left within the road right of way will be the responsibility of the property owner. Although we will exercise caution as much as possible, the Town of Kentville will not be responsible for any damage to personal property left within the road right of way during snow removal operations.
The Town of Kentville apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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