October 6, 2009
BY SYLVIA JACQUARD
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
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.