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October 6, 2009


Port Williams news

Our Village Commission hosted annual general meeting for the

Association of Nova Scotia Villages at the Community Centre Sept.

26. Over 25 employees and Village Commission members from communities across the province participated in a morning of workshops, a luncheon with speaker Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and

Municipal Relations and their afternoon AGM.

After the luncheon Jennex, presented service certificates to 12 people

including our own Village Commission chair Lewis Benedict and

Commissioner Scott Leier both of whom have served for over twenty years.

One of the workshops was on the Municipal Website Venture, of which

Port Williams recently became a member. Our new website, with a new look, lots of village photos and expanded access to information

and services will be launched shortly.

Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Port WIlliams Seniors meet in the Multipurpose

Room at the Community Centre. They would love to have any seniors in

the area come and join them. They play crib, 45s, SkipBo, darts, and

we have a computer with Internet access you can use.

The Port Williams Health Auxiliary will meet on Tues. Oct. 13 at 7

p.m. The speaker will be Shelagh Campbell-Palmer, Palliative Care

Manager. She will be giving us information on the portable Bladder

Scanner, our newest fund-raising project. Meetings are held

downstairs in the Port Williams Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome.

The library will be holding a Kids Camp with books and crafts for kids

from 5-11 every Saturday, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., until Dec. 17 The Teen

Lounge continues on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Events for teens

including Wii, games, anime etc.

Prescott Marketplace: Oct. 10 from noon-3 p.m. Support your

local farmer by buying super-fresh, seasonal foods grown right in

your neighbourhood. Local artisans offer one-of-a-kind work all in a

peaceful atmosphere for shopping. A little bit of everything: plants,

herbs, jewelry of all kinds, woven products, floor mats, information

booths, cookie painting kits, metal work, recycled products, organic

products and so much more. For your FREE vendor table, please contact

June Granger at 542-3984. *Rain date Sunday October 11th 12noon-3pm

The same day is the annual Family Fun Day. Bring the family & have

some fun! Golden apple hunt, face painting, wagon rides, pumpkin painting, games & activities for kids of all ages on the beautiful grounds & gardens. Enjoy a BBQ,

Marketplace while taking in some great music featuring, Rise Up

Shannon. Rain date Oct. 11 from 12 noon - 3 p.m. $5 per person or $20 per family.

The SPS Committee invites all community members to participate in

planning the future of Port Williams. A draft Secondary Planning

Strategy, a Municipal land use planning document, is now ready for

public feedback. After hearing from the community, the SPS Committee

will review and, if needed, make changes to the draft-planning

document. The final draft will represent the SPS Committee’s

recommendations to the Municipality.

Learn more about the Port Williams SPS and have your say about the

proposed planning initiatives. Review the Draft Secondary Planning

Strategy Print copies can be picked up at the Village and Municipal

offices. Attend an open house, Oct. 15, 2-8 p.m. in the

community centre, multipurpose room pickup reports, view posters and

speak with planning staff and SPS Committee members. Coffee, tea and

snacks will be served. Attend a public meeting, Oct. 22, at

7 p.m. in the community hall, view a presentation and ask questions or

make comments in a public forum. Complete a questionnaire or submit

written comments.

Put your views in writing by filling out an online questionnaire or

submitting other written comments. Hard copies of the questionnaire

are also available at the Village and Municipal offices. Click the

following link to begin the questionnaire.


Many members of the Cornwallis Project Club will be competing at

Provincial Show in Bridgewater from Oct. 2-4. They are: Leah Newcombe - Jr. Dairy Judging & Jr. Holstein Calf, Ann Forsyth - Sr. Rabbit

Judging & Summer Yearling Holstein Calf, Kerby Jordon - Sr. Crafts

Judging, Chad Kennie - Jr. Woodworking Judging, Jordan Kennie - Sr.

Woodworking Judging, Kathleen Newcombe - Jr. Rabbit Showmanship, Jr.

Scrapbooking & Sr. Doe Rabbit, Aimee Cormier - Sr. Rabbit Showmanship & Dog Obedience Pre Novice, Gillian Tetlow - Sr. Poultry Showmanship,

Madeline Kennie - Sr. Sewing, Sarah Smith - Sr. Foods, Leah Salsman -

Jr. Cake Decorating and Competition & Jr. Scrapbooking and

Competition, Jill MacDonald - Sr. Cake Decorating, & Sr. Photography,

Laura Kennie - Sr. Heritage, Stuart Kennie - Jr. Woodworking, Michelle

Trenholm - Sr. Scrapbooking, Inter. Holstein Calf, Michelle MacDonald - Inter. Holstein Calf & Sr. Scrapbooking Competition, Allyson Kennie - Summer Yearling Holstein Calf, Isaac Peill - Jr. Shorthorn Calf,

Mark Trenholm - Jr. Hereford Calf.

Baptist Church: On Oct. 6, the Women’s Missionary Auxiliary

will be leaving Port Williams around 9 a.m. and are to have lunch,

followed by a meeting, with guest speaker Linda Naves, CBM Associate

from the Saint John office in Wentworth. Dessert will follow the

meeting and they should be on their way home by 3:30 p.m. For

further information call 542-5312.

The next meeting of the Men’s Fellowship will be Oct. 8 at

6:30 p.m. in the vestry of the Baptist church. Following the meal,

this month’s speaker is Mike Gill who will give a power point

presentation about his visit to Kazakhstan this summer. N.B. Women

are welcome to attend to hear about Mike’s summer.

Area churches invite everyone to the Ten Thousand Villages Festival

Sale to be held Oct. 16 (Noon - 8pm) and Oct. 17 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at the Kentville Fire Hall, 463 Main Street, Kentville. The times, not the dates, may change slightly, but this is the plan

so far. If you would like more information about Ten Thousand Villages

please visit the website at www.tenthousandvillages.ca.

Organizations: Village Commission, SPS Committee, Baptist Church Ten Thousand Villages Cornwallis Project Club Kentville Fire Hall

Geographic location: Port Williams, Nova Scotia, Bridgewater Saint John Wentworth Kazakhstan 463 Main Street Kentville

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