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April 15, 2014

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Keeping Kentville Connected



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Keeping Kentville Connected
By the end of the 1700s, Kentville had become the Shire town of Kings County. It was the hub of business. It grew into a commercial centre serving agricultural villages in the Valley. In fact, each town or village in the area had a road that led to Kentville! Therefore, Kentville was at a junction of seven roads! This would then make for a congested and sometimes confusing road system - even 300 years later!

What's Happening in Town?
Find out about even more events that are happening in the area by visiting Valley Events!

Tuesday, May 13
10:00-11:00  Free mom and tot time at the Kentville Arena.
11:00-12:00 - Indoor walking for seniors at the Kentville Arena.

1:30-3:30 - Glorious Technicolour Knitters - Like to knit or crochet? Drop in at Riverside Court where the Glorious Technicolour Knitters meet. Enjoy tea and friendly conversation.

2:00pm-4:00pm - Careforce Alzheimer Cafe:  at Kings Riverside Court, Kentville: If you or your loved one is living with Alzheimer's or memory loss, please join us at the Careforce Alzheimer Cafe. For more information please contact Nancy Blezy RN at 365-3155 or by email.

8:00 - 10:00pm - Irish Jam session at Paddy's Pub in Kentville.

Wednesday, May 14
9:00-4:15 - Emergency First AID CPR AED Level C Course. Canadian Red Cross 10 Pelton Drive, Industrial Park, Kentville.  This is the most common workplace course under the OHS regulations for NS. There is a two day course available if needed. Standard First AID CPR AED. Recerts are welcomed. Half day refresher for those holding a certificate that is NOT yet expired!
This course gives back to your local Red Cross. It is valid for 3 years.  Book and Certificate are included  Cost is $78.50 Plus tax. MUST pre-register! Call 670-1383 to book today.

10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market at the Rec Centre, 350 Main Street. Fresh, local food, arts and crafts, and a place to meet friends and neighbours.

11 - 11:30 am - Storytime, Kentville Library.  For children age 2 to 5 with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy a special time with your child, discover new books and meet new friends. Program runs til May 28. Pre-Requisite: Ages 2+

7:00pm - Valley Women Business Network meeting. There will be a marketing panel held at the Kings Riverside Court, Kentville. It's not what you say, it's how you say it. Pam Murray  – who knows a thing or two about marketing herself – will moderate our panel of marketing experts:
Jaimie Murphy, Lori Cox, and Shaun Whynacht. 

Thursday, May 15
10:00-11:00  Free mom and tot time at the Kentville Arena

11:00-12:00 - Indoor walking for seniors at the Kentville Arena.

3:00-5:00 - Open mic at TAN Coffee in Kentville. Open to all performers.

7:00pm - Free sports night for ages 12+ at the Kentville Baptist Church.

9:00pm - Hupman Brothers play at Paddy's Pub in Kentville.

Friday, May 16
8:00pm - Three to Get Married at CentreStage Theatre. The story, set in Aylesford, Nova Scotia, in the 1830s, tells how a poor but conscientious and highly resourceful clergyman, Horatio Dogberry, sets out to marry off his three daughters.  Reservations: 678-8040.

9:00pm - Victoria Day Dance at the Kentville Lion's Hall. $6/person $10/couple.

Saturday, May 17
9:00-4:15 - Emergency First AID CPR AED Level C Course. Canadian Red Cross 10 Pelton Drive, Industrial Park, Kentville. Call 670-1383 to book today.

1:00pm - Crib Tournament at the Kentville Legion. Registration begins at 12:30pm; Play begins at 1pm. Lunch provided by the Ladies Auxiliary.

8:00pm - Three to Get Married at CentreStage Theatre. A Nova Scotian Historical Comedy by Kay Hill. Reservations: 678-8040.

9:30pm - Dance at the Kentville Legion. Still Doing Time is the band

Monday, May 19
9:00-4:00 - Babysitter's Course at the Kentville Red Cross. This Canadian Red Cross course is designed for youth 11 years and up who want to become a babysitter or may already be one. The Babysitting Course covers the responsibilities of a babysitter, safety tips for children of all ages, basic child care skills and what to do in case of an emergency.

Tuesday, May 20
10:00-11:00  Free mom and tot time at the Kentville Arena
11:00-12:00 - Indoor walking for seniors at the Kentville Arena.

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.

8:00 - 10:00pm - Irish Jam session at Paddy's Pub in Kentville.

Wednesday, May 21
9:00-4:15 - Emergency First AID CPR AED Level C Course. Canadian Red Cross 10 Pelton Drive, Industrial Park, Kentville. Call 670-1383 to book today.

10:00am-2:00pm - Kentville Farmers' Market at Centre Square. Fresh, local food, arts and crafts, and a place to meet friends and neighbours. Today, the market moves outside! We'll have cake, Mayor Corkum will be there and the Kentville Town Crier will open the season!  Bob Deveau will provide musical entertainment! 50/50 - Win $$$ every week! Customer Appreciation Gift Basket - tickets on sale $2/ea. or 3 for $5

11 - 11:30 am - Storytime, Kentville Library.  For children age 2 to 5 with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy a special time with your child, discover new books and meet new friends. Program runs til May 28. Pre-Requisite: Ages 2+

Thursday, May 22
10:00-11:00  Free mom and tot time at the Kentville Arena
11:00-12:00 - Indoor walking for seniors at the Kentville Arena.

3:00-5:00 - Open mic at TAN Coffee in Kentville. Open to all performers.

7:00pm - Free sports night for ages 12+ at the Kentville Baptist Church.

9:00pm - Hupman Brothers play at Paddy's Pub in Kentville.

Friday, May 23
8:00pm - Three to Get Married at CentreStage Theatre. A Nova Scotian Historical Comedy by Kay Hill. Reservations: 678-8040.

Saturday, May 24
7:30am - 10:00am - Breakfast at the Kentville Legion. Come and enjoy a good breakfast with friends! Proceeds for the Legion. $6 Adults. $3 Children 12 & under

9:00-4:14 - Emergency First AID CPR AED Level C Course. Canadian Red Cross 10 Pelton Drive, Industrial Park, Kentville. Call 670-1383 to book today.

10:00-2:00 - Drive One for your Kentville Skate Park!  Valley Ford will be hosting a day of test driving in support of the Kentville Skate Park. For every test drive, $20 will be donated to the Kentville Skate Park to a maximum of $6,000. The more people who drive, the more money that will be earned for the skate park. You do the math!

8:00pm - Three to Get Married at CentreStage Theatre. A Nova Scotian Historical Comedy by Kay Hill. Reservations: 678-8040.

9:30pm - Dance at the Kentville Legion. Still Doing Time is the band

Monday, May 26
12:00-8:00 - Blood Donor Clinic at the Kentville Fire Hall. Save a life and donate!

7:00 - The Town Council will be meeting on Monday, May 26 at 7:00 in the Council Chambers.  This meeting is open to the public.

 Did you Know?
Musician Chase Ross, from the band Devil's Half Acre (a former nickname for Kentville) has written a farewell song for the old KCA.

In the Community
Drive One for the Kentville Skate Park! Helping to raise money for the Kentville Skate Park is as easy as taking a drive around town! On Saturday, May 24 from 10am till 2pm, Valley Ford will be hosting a day of test driving in support of the Kentville Skate Park. For every test drive that , $20 will be donated to the Kentville Skate Park to a maximum of $6,000. The more people who drive, the more money that will be earned for the skate park. You do the math!
Please bring your driver’s licence to complete the necessary paperwork. It is one test drive per household.
For more information, email rod@maximumdj.com

Get Caught being physically active this month! May is recognized as National Physiotherapy Month and the team at KINGS Physiotherapy Clinic in New Minas is launching a unique campaign – Get Caught! to raise awareness and promote physical activity in our Valley-area communities. 
Throughout the month of May, KINGS team members will be out and about in the community at events and public locations trying to catch individuals participating in physical activity. Individuals will be recognized for their efforts and will receive a water bottle for their efforts!

Three women in the NSCC Kingstec business program have each received a graduating gift of $500 from the Valley Women’s Business Network. The three bursary cheques were presented to Alexa Cress, Sophie Cameron, and Robin Cashin at the April VWBN networking meeting in Kentville.  The Valley Women's Business Network, now in its 14th year, supports, educates and promotes women in business in the Annapolis Valley. Monthly meetings host speakers on business and personal development.

In the News
Fusion Annapolis Valley has started off as a great success! Fusion is a vehicle through which young adults can work together to build a community network, mentor others and get directly involved in activities to improve their prospects of employment and social and professional engagement. Read more.

Recreation News
There will be a U-8 and U-10 Soccer Academy every Tuesday and Thursday evening on the field located next to the indoor soccer centre as follows:
 U-8 5:30pm to 6:30pm
U-10 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Please note that only registered players with the Kings West Soccer Club can attend the Academy program.  To register for summer soccer drop into the soccer centre in Kentville during regular business hours and complete the registration forms and place the forms and your cheque in the box in the lobby.  The form may be downloaded  by visiting the Kings West website at www.kingswestsoccer.ca  For further information contact Robbyn McNeill

Kentville Tennis Club is offering semi-competitive weekly social tennis opportunities for all age levels starting 3rd week of May: 
Mondays - Men's Night
Tuesdays - Ladies Night
Wednesday - Mixed Doubles
Thursday - Junior Performance League
Friday - 6-7pm 10 And Under League
7-9pm Junior Round Robin

All play is scheduled from 7-9pm unless otherwise noted. Cost is $30 for the season (with free membership!) or $2/night drop-in. Equipment can be provided. 

Mom & Tot Time at the Kentville Arena -  Perfect for keeping active this spring while we await the warmer weather !  For the months of May and June come to the ice free surface at the Arena for some playtime!
 Tuesday & Thursday (free drop-in) Starting May 13th
Kentville Centennial Arena; 10:00am — 11:00am
679-2539

Indoor Walking: Tuesdays and Thursdays for May and June come out and enjoy older adult walking
11:00am-12:00am free (starts May 13th)  at the Kentville Centennial Arena
Perfect for keeping active this spring as we await the warmer weather!  Walk laps around the ice free surface of the arena!
For more information please contact Kentville Parks and Recreation at 679-2539 or
email: recreation@kentville.ca

KCA School News
Spring Fling! Enjoy the fun and excitement of our annual spring fling at KCA school in Kentville on Wednesday, May 28 from 4:30-7pm.
This year we will have special guests Little Ray's Reptiles along with the usual candy bags, games, a cupcake walk and more! Have your face painted, eat at the barbecue or pick a book! This event is open to the public.
Each activity will require tickets. Tickets can be purchased for 25cents each at the ticket booth. Barbecue is separate. Proceed from the Spring Fling will go to class rooms.
                                                                                        
Arts and Culture

On Now at the Kings County Courthouse Museum
"Treasures of the Apple Blossom Festival" - A mini-exhibit on rarely seen early treasures  relating to the Apple Blossom Festival.
and
"East Meets West" - What does a century-old piece of Asian embroidery have to do with Hello Kitty? Why is a kimono worn wrapped left over right instead of the other way around? To find the answer to these questions we invite you to visit this exploration of Japanese Culture on display at the Museum from May until Mid-August.
http://www.okcm.ca/
 
TAN Coffee Open Mics
Calling all artists! Looking for an opportunity to perform? Join us at our next Open Mic. Calling ALL musicians, singer/songwriters, poets, comedians, spoken word artists, and any other person out there with a (hidden) talent! Showcase any talent you may have, or if you’re looking for a place to spend some time and meet new people, while also witnessing some great talent within our community, then this is the place for you! Every Thursday, 3-5 pm at T.A.N Coffee in Kentville.
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Introducing Kentville Businesses!
Careforce logoCareforce Personalized Home Health Care
Careforce is a home health care agency based in Kentville, serving clients and their families from Windsor to Bridgetown.

Their goal is to help you live in the comfort of your home for as long as possible. You will find their  experienced team of caregivers to be professional, dependable, and caring. You can always count on Careforce; your caregiver is supervised by Registered Nurses who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. They are on your side.

Maybe you are the daughter who is worried about your dad living alone. Maybe you are the son who is worried that mom might need someone to call on for help or companionship, because you had to move away for work. Or maybe you are someone who is simply finding it difficult to move around, and need a helping hand once in a while. Whatever the case may be, you are not alone. Careforce can help.

Careforce also runs a monthly bereavement group and bi-weekly Alzheimers Cafe.
For more information, visit http://www.careforce.ca/

Your Town Council
The Town Council will be meeting on Monday, May 26 at 7:00 in the Council Chambers.  This meeting is open to the public.

Group photo of Kentville Committee Members

Low Income Tax Exemptions for Kentville : An exemption for taxes for April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 is granted according to the following:
Income Range (per annum) Exemption Amount
 < $12,000             $500
$12,001-$16,000 $400
$16,001- $18,000 $300
$18,001- income ceiling $235
The exemption is granted to persons whose total income from all sources (and including the income of all other persons of the same family residing in the same household as the applicant ratepayer) for the year 2013 is equal to or less than $24,988.

Paving Starting! Please be advised that with the drier and warmer weather the Town of Kentville will be commencing asphalt road repairs, line painting, and street sweeping operations.  Isolated potholes and cross cuts due to Winter watermain breaks will be addressed first. Motorists are advised to travel with caution and to be on the look-out for equipment and work crews.  We thank you for your continued patience and look forward to enjoying smoother roads very soon.

The Kentville Water Commission wishes to advise its customers that starting May 5th and for several weeks, hydrants will be opened and water mains flushed. You may experience some pressure fluctuations and some discoloration of water during this process. The Town of Kentville apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.  This maintenance is necessary and will ensure that the Town is providing safe and reliable water to its customers.

Citizen Question: Did the Town of Kentville try to get Heritage Property Status for the old KCA?
Response: The Town of Kentville doesn’t have a heritage property bylaw or policy, so if that property was to be designated as a Heritage Property it would have been done by application to the Province. That was not identified as a priority of Council or staff.

Your Town Council wants to hear from you! Have a question you'd like answered about your community? Suggestion for content? Reply to this email and we'll try to include your voice in a future issue of our newsletter.


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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