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01/16/2019

West Bay Winterfest 16 February 2019 From 1 - 5

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Join in the fun in West Bay on Saturday, February 16 from 1:00 to 5:00. Free - Everyone Welcome

Join in winter activities for everyone.

There will be cross country skiing and snowshoeing for all, plus sledding for the little tykes.

Indoor and outdoor activities will be available for all ages. Games, hotdogs, chili, chowder, sweets. There will be something for everyone. 

An array of snacks will be offered in the hall to refresh us after all our activities. 

“West Bay Winters Past: Share and hear stories from our community’s colourful history.” Bring your stories to share with everyone.

West Bay Community Centre

2048 Cenotaph Rd.

Contact Name: Annemarie Talbot

Contact Phone Number: 902.345.2559

West Bay Community Centre

http://https://www.facebook.com/events/226844798247078/


01/01/2019

Marble Mountain Annual Polar Bear Dip And Chili Cook-Off Is On

Tags: Marble Mountain New Year's Day Swim and Chili


The dip and chili contest are on despite the snowfall. 

The hall will be warm and if there are enough entries the judging will go forth. So far I know of three chili entries. 

Please use your best judgement in whether or not you go to the dip and hall. 

Most of all we want everyone to have a safe and healthy New Year so you can do it again next year.


12/31/2018

The Marble Mountain Polar Bear Dip Is On For Tomorrow.

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The dip will be at MacMillan's beach in Lime Hill followed by the Chili Cook-Off in the hall.

Stay tuned to 101.5 The Hawk for updates to the schedule. The weather is a wild card right now and could go either way.


12/29/2018

New Year's Annual Marble Mountain Day Polar Bear Dip At The Wharf And Chili Cook-Off at 1:00 p.m. In Marble Mountain Hall. "Rain" Date: January 8

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Come join in the good times on New Year's Day! Frozen Rain Date: January 8.

Marble Mountain will be holding its annual Polar Bear Dip followed by a Chili contest in the hall on New Year's Day.

Get there a few minutes early. The dip will be held promptly at 1:00. If the wharf road is impassable, the dip will be held at MacInnis Beach in Lime Hill.

If you plan to do the dip, consider wearing a pair of thick wool socks. The beach bottom can be rough, extra cold and slippery. Your feet will thank you. And bring a big towel and/or blanket.

Following the dip, there will be a contest for the Golden Spoon in Marble Mountain Hall. The Golden Spoon will be awarded to the person who is judged to have made the best chili. Doesn't this sound like fun? Bring your best chili and enter it in the competition. You could be the next holder of the Golden Spoon trophy.

This is always a fun event and we get good food as a bonus.

Donations go to L'Arche.


10/23/2018

Book Release: "The Smeltddog Man" by Frank Mac Donald

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Inverness Countty Writers

Introducing Frank's new novel

The Smeltddog Man

Thursday, November 7, 7-9 p.m.

Free Will Donation

Contact: Mike Hunter 902.345.0799

10/23/2018

It’s Illegal And A Felony To Leave Dogs Outside In Extreme Cold Or Heat

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This is in Pennsylvania, where the Amish and others run horrendous puppy mills:

Dogs are finally getting the protection they deserve. At least in one state. Signed into law this year in Pennsylvania, House Bill 1238 (better known as Libre’s Law) makes it a felony for residents to leave their dogs outside in the cold.

Libre’s Law passed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on June 29, 2017 at the State Capitol, and it imposes more severe penalties on those convicted of certain types of animal cruelty. Libre’s Law is named after an abused puppy found in Lancaster County in 2016. If you are charged with violating one or more various aspects of this law, you may find yourself in significant legal trouble.

The law specifically states that dogs cannot be left outside in temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius)or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) for more than 30 minutes at a time.

Any resident breaking this law can face felony animal cruelty charges of up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

As it should be, leaving a dog outside in the cold for too long is now considered neglect and abuse in the eyes of the law. With winter just around the corner, residents are being encouraged to call 911 immediately if they see any animals being mistreated.

Hopefully this prompts more states to step up and do the right thing by putting this law into effect.


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10/23/2018

RIP Sibylle Buschmann

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If you have ever attended a Farmers Market in Eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island you may have met a very pleasant lady with striking blue eyes who sold "A1 Cape Breton Sausages" and always had a kind word and a cheerful smile for everyone.

Her name was Sibylle Buschmann; she was born Dec. 15, 1959, in Hamburg, Germany and joined her husband Peter here in Canada in 2005. She had many skills including baking, office management, accounting and farming. Unfortunately, Sybille lost her hard fought battle with cancer on Sunday, October 14th in the Strait Richmond Hospital, surrounded by her husband Peter, dear friends, Maia Landriault and Jeana Wyre MacRae, who gave her the finest care and love.

Sibylles' family included her mother, Irmgard, sister, Maike, brother, Dirk, daughter, Jaqueline Friedrich and son, Mario Friedrich, as well as step-children, Alexander and Tanja Buschmann. Together they have 7 grandchildren, Justin, Marvin, Lisa, Jamie, Mia , Sophie and Marie.

Sibylles' wake will be held in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury on Friday October 26th from 5 to 7:30 p.mm followed by a short memorial service by family friend the Rev'd Louis Ihaaz. Family flowers only please. All are welcome.

Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family atwww.haverstocks.com
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10/16/2018

Challenges To And Solutions For The Aging Gardener

QuickImage Tags: Active Aging Gardening and Health


The Antigonish Garden is full of great people. Get to know them and take advantage of their knowledge and presentations. You won't regret it.

Put 7:00 16 October 2018 on your calendar.


10/15/2018

Sugar Maple Seedlings

QuickImage Tags: A Good Deed Cape Breton Island


A friend is giving away Sugar Maple saplings.

They are quite small and easy to plant.

Remember to remove the mesh sleeve over the root ball and spread the roots in all directions as much as possible when planting. Then water - water - water.

In years to come they will provide glorious colour in the fall and will produce the best sap for maple syrup in early spring.

Get in touch with me if you would like to have some. He has 200 saplings.


10/07/2018

A Texas yard sign depicted a GOP elephant with its trunk up a girl’s skirt. Police seized it.

QuickImage Tags: Respect For Women Quality Of Life In The U.S.A.. USA Politics Human Rights


At some point during Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s testimony last week, Marion Stanford grabbed a piece of wooden paneling, some paint and the $5 brushes she had purchased awhile back.

She brought the items back to her living room, where she had been glued to the television watching the drama unfold in the Senate that day.

She had heard Christine Blasey Ford tell senators that Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, was the boy who sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, when they were both in high school. And as she listened to Kavanaugh’s forceful denial and defense of himself, Stanford began to paint.

She drew an elephant, the Republican symbol, in red, white and blue — with its trunk climbing up the skirt of a little blond girl in pink. Her eyes are wide open, and so is her mouth. The word “HELP!” is right next to her face. On the opposite side of the paneling, she painted the words, “YOUR VOTE MATTERS,” in the same shade of pink.

“It is pornography, and you can’t display it,” Stanford recalled the police officer saying. She was given a few choices, she said: Take the sign down, refuse and get arrested, or let police confiscate it. She said she chose the last option. - Excerpted from the Washington Post

The Republican political party has catapulted the culture and women's basic human rights back several centuries. It's as if the men and a few women responsible for putting sexual assailant and out-of-control drunkard Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court think this is the best women deserve.

It's astonishing that the most powerful country in the world is now being run by misogynist, cruel, women-hating, privileged, self-aggrandizing, treasonous jerks. I can understand the men but the women who support Kavanaugh? I feel as though I have been dropped into an alternative universe in a sci-fi-horror novel, rather like how I felt on September 11, 2001.

I've lost count of all the ways they have damaged the U.S. in the two years they have been in control. What's most incredulous is all the people - especially women! - who think this is all ok. Is there a demonic wizard behind the screen pulling levers to make this craziness happen?

This woman's sign is not partisan politics. This is an attempt to salvage the well-being of the country and the people in it.

Welcome to the 2nd Dark Ages.

Click on the link below to read the entire WP article.
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