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November 11, 2014

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Keeping Kentville Connected



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Keeping Kentville Connected
On the evening of October 14, 1942 , the S.S. Caribou, a passenger ferry, was on its regular run operating between Cape Breton and Newfoundland carrying 46 sailors and 206 civilian and military passengers.
The Caribou was torpedoed by a German submarine and sunk off the coast of Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland, killing 138 people.

This included the young Mrs. Helen Wade Wightman - only married one month earlier to Mr. Ralph Wightman. Ralph served with the Royal Canadian Artillery in Newfoundland and later with the 23rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA in Sydney, NS. One can only presume that Helen was coming to or from meeting her new husband.

Her funeral was said to be one of the biggest in Kentville at that time with hundreds of people present. The minister proclaimed that those responsible for the deed would be soon brought to the bar of justice.

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, November 11
10:55am - Kentville Remembrance Day Ceremony Join members of Branch 6 Royal Canadian Legion for an outdoor service and wreath laying ceremony.  Members of the legion will gather on River Street and March to the cenotaph on Park Street.  The ceremony will begin at 10:55 am, Tuesday November 11th.  Lest We Forget.

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

Wednesday, November 12
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.

7:00pm- Valley Women Business Network: CONFUSED ABOUT THE ANTI-SPAM LAW? DON'T PANIC. Do you email sales prospects or notify people electronically about special offers, new products or upcoming sales? Do you send out an e-newsletter? If you're not doing these now, might one or both be in your business's future?
If your answer is "yes" or even "maybe," you need to know how to comply with Canada's new Anti-Spam Law. Although the law is wrapped in confusing language, it's not that hard to understand and comply with.
Bring your questions to the Kings Riverside Court, Kentville.

Thursday, November 13
3:00-4:00pm - Drop in Activity at the Kentville Library. Activities could range from Lego to making a puzzle to paper crafts. Ages 5-12.

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

8:00pm - Hupman Brothers at Paddy's Pub.

Friday, November 14
9:00am-1:00pm - Fall Sale at the Valley Regional Hospital. Bake and Jewelry and craft sale in the Private Dining room (Cafeteria Area).

3:30-4:30 - Art Lab at the Kentville Library. Come! Explore! Create! Learn new art concepts at the Kentville library. For kids ages 6 to 9. Sign up required call 902-679-2544.

8:00pm - 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), 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!
Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Saturday, November 15
12:00pm - 6:00pm - Christmas Miracle Benefit. Kinsmen & Kinette Christmas Miracle Benefit. Auction, Door Prizes, Horse Race Game, 50/50 Draw, Canteen, Visit from Santa and more.
Entertainers: Country Heat, Alan Butler, Helen Acker, Basil Davidson, Connie Stokes, David Arenburg, Cy Brown & the Guys, Wayne Parker & Carl Bezanson, & more…
Bring the family for an afternoon of fun & great entertainment!
Freewill offering at the door. Held at the Cornwallis Inn ballroom.

1:00pm - Crib tournament at the Legion.

7:00pm - 12:00am - Silent Auction for the Silver Gliders. The Sliver Gliders figure skating club will be having a silent auction with all the money raised going to buy a jump harness. Tickets must be bought before the event.

8:00pm - CentreStage presents a Christmas comedy.

9:00pm - Dance at the Kentville Legion

Sunday, November 16
11:00-12:00 - Super Happy Active Family-fun Time (SHAFT) – free access for families at the Valley Sport & Events Centre

Tuesday, November 18
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.

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

Wednesday, November 19
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 20
3:00-4:00pm - Drop in Activity at the Kentville Library. Activities could range from Lego to making a puzzle to paper crafts. Ages 5-12.

6:00-8:30pm - Holiday Wishes Stop ‘n Shop Event: Lots of gift ideas under one roof! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping all at once in one location!  Come meet all of your favourite vendors selling everything under the sun from jewelry to candles, make up, spices, books, toys, coffee, tea and more! Held at the KCA gymnasium.
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.

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 21
3:30-4:30 - Art Lab at the Kentville Library. Come! Explore! Create! Learn new art concepts at the Kentville library. For kids ages 6 to 9. Sign up required call 902-679-2544.

6:00pm - Kentville Tree Lighting Parade
6:00pm Parade Line-Up- Meet behind Town Hall. Parade begins at 6:15pm
6:30pm Greetings - Join Mayor David L. Corkum and special guests for the light-up and remarks in front of Town Hall. A  special appearance by Santa!
 7:00pm Free Skate - Head over to the Arena, and enjoy hot cider!
LED Light Exchange hosted at the Arena with Efficiency Nova Scotia!
For more information, contact
Kentville Parks and Recreation @ 902.679.2539

8:00pm - CentreStage presents a Christmas comedy. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

Saturday, November 22
8:00pm - CentreStage presents a Christmas comedy. Phone 678-8040 for reservations.

9:00am - Free leaf pick-up within the town of Kentville limits. Have your bags curbside by 9:00am. See below for more details.

9:00pm - Dance at the Kentville Legion.

Sunday, November 23
Super Happy Active Family-fun Time (SHAFT) – free access for families at the Valley Sport & Events Centre

Monday, November 24
7:-00pm - Town Council Meeting at Town Hall. This is open to the public.

In the News
CentreStage was pleased to accept an Accessibility Award from the Kings Physiotherapy Clinic on October 31. In the design of the renovations, architect, Brian McKibbin was always aware of how best to make the new part of the building accessible. CentreStage appreciates his diligence in this matter and is delighted by Kings Physiotherapy's recognition of CentreStage's focus on accessibility.

Kentville ranks high for entrepreneurs! While St. John’s, NL has just been dubbed the Atlantic provinces’ most ‘entrepreneur friendly’ city, Kentville was ranked second overall in Atlantic Canada! Read more.

In the Community
Teen Buddies and Teen Council at the Kentville Library. What do you get when you mix a bunch of caring and dedicated teens with a bunch of adorable and enthusiastic little kids? Teen Buddies! Teen Buddies is a venture of Kentville Library’s Teen Council.  Read more here.

Applications for Kinsmen Christmas Miracle. Are you a family in need? The Kinsmen and Kinettes will be accepting applications for assistance in the Kinsmen Club room in the lower level of the Kentville Recreation Centre (354 Main Street).
Please bring health cards for all family members and ID.
This is available to anyone living in Kings County
November dates for applications:
13th - 3-6
15th - 9-12
18th - 3-6
20th - 3-6
22nd - 9-12
For more information phone 681-2728 or
678-6937 and leave a message.

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

Arts and Culture


KCA School News
Holiday Wishes Stop ‘n Shop Event: 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 20 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 candles, make up, spices, books, toys, coffee, tea 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.


3rd Annual Winter Wear Recycle Event!
Do you have old winter outerwear kicking around your house that you'd like to put to good use? Want to keep your perfectly good items out of the landfill and put them into the hands of a child who could use them?
We have the solution!
Bring your used winter outerwear (including coats, snowpants, boots, hats, mitts & scarves) to KCA and drop them in the donation box for collection and sorting. Note: All items should be CLEAN and in good repair. Please, winter outerwear items only.

Once we collect and sort all the items, we will host a Recycle Event where any KCA parent/guardian who wishes to may come and choose the items they need for their child for free!

The date of our Recycle Event will be:
Thursday, November 20th
12:30pm – 3:30pm; 6:00 pm – 8:30pm

Kentville Businesses!
Hallmark Homes! Located in the bottom of the Cornwallis Inn in Kentville, Hallmark Homes is a retailer for KENT HOMES

Fulfilling your dream of owning a brand new home in Nova Scotia can be a little intimidating. There are a lot of decisions to be made: where to live, what kind of home to buy, and how to finance the purchase of your home are just a few of the issues to consider.

A Hallmark Home is ideal for just about any family - offering affordable housing in Nova Scotia, we provide choice, value, and quality.

Our team will be happy to help you every step of the way!
Stop in to see them!

325 Main Street, Kentville, Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 365-3466
Email: hallmarkhomes@eastlink.ca
Website

Your Town Council
Free Leaf Pick-up for the Town of Kentville courtesy of the Kentville Kinsmen Saturday, November 22 Please make sure your bags are at the end of your driveway by 9am.
This is for people living within the Town of Kentville limits.
If you are willing to volunteer for this event, please meet at D&M Service Centre on Nichols Ave at 9am.

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