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  • Tangier Parish 150th: "Movers and Shakers"

    By Bernice Logan [Editor’s Note: In response to Bernice Logan’s June article about the Anglian Churches contributions to community life in Tangier Parish, our careful readers asked for more information about several prominent clergy she inadvertently omitted, which Ms. Logan has graciously provided below. The 150th anniversary celebration is scheduled for July 30-31.] The very first Rector of Tangier Parish was Father James Richie (1876). He was a poet and a scholar but also had the practical side of getting things done. He is responsible for building the St. James Church in Spry Bay. He wrote a book of Poems to help finance that goal. (If any parishioner has a copy of his book, the Celebration Committee would welcome making it available for viewing during our celebration.) The Reverend Thomas Turner came to the Parish in 1932. He was a jovial priest from Newfoundland, as were many of the Anglican clergy on the Eastern Shore. Reverend Turner was remembered for his unique approach to raising money for the parish. He organized stage plays that were performed by Parishioners. The money was badly needed, and those who performed still remember their seven months of fame. I received several reprimands for my memory lapse from the Theater Aficionados.
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    HRM Election 2016: Shelley Fashan Announces

    By Richard Bell   The contest for the District 2 seat now held by Councillor David Hendsbee has drawn a second challenger, Shelley Fashan, born in Cherry Brook and a resident of Lake Echo for the last 30 years. Her African-Canadian family roots go back to the 1700s. Fashan has never run for elected office before, but she has had a long portfolio mixing her love for music and film with the successful founding of several non-profit arts initiatives, coupled with appointments to a number of government boards and advisory panels dealing with the arts and arts funding. Running through all her work is her commitment to finding ways to bring young people to careers in the arts.   Fashan is not shy about her willingness to tackle problems. “I’m not one to sit back and just throw out opinions on Facebook,” she said in a recent interview. “I want to be involved. That’s been my mantra.”
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    Lyme Disease Infections Accelerating

    By Richard Bell
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  • ESDH Sports Pictures and Schedules

    Eastern Shore District High School sports schedules   
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    GOLD at SEDMHA

    Eastern Shore Bantam A Girls team wins the GOLD medal
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  • Restaurant Renaissance in Musquodoboit Harbour

    Choices for hungry people in Musquodoboit Harbour have been expanding dramatically. The owners of the four new eateries profiled in this piece are all women: some just out of school, some with grown children, but all equally energetic, determined, and excited by their visions. 
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    A New Chamber of Commerce on the Eastern Shore

    Musquodoboit Harbour gets a brand new Chamber of Commerce with help from Senator Tom McInnis and the Sheet Harbour Chamber of Commerce. 
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    Farewell to J Willy Krauch & Sons Ltd.

    Stewart Lamont laments the closing of J.Willy Krauch & Sons Ltd., a sentiment shared by smoked fish lovers everywhere.
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  • Tangier Parish 150th: "Movers and Shakers"

    By Bernice Logan [Editor’s Note: In response to Bernice Logan’s June article about the Anglian Churches contributions to community life in Tangier Parish, our careful readers asked for more information about several prominent clergy she inadvertently omitted, which Ms. Logan has graciously provided below. The 150th anniversary celebration is scheduled for July 30-31.] The very first Rector of Tangier Parish was Father James Richie (1876). He was a poet and a scholar but also had the practical side of getting things done. He is responsible for building the St. James Church in Spry Bay. He wrote a book of Poems to help finance that goal. (If any parishioner has a copy of his book, the Celebration Committee would welcome making it available for viewing during our celebration.) The Reverend Thomas Turner came to the Parish in 1932. He was a jovial priest from Newfoundland, as were many of the Anglican clergy on the Eastern Shore. Reverend Turner was remembered for his unique approach to raising money for the parish. He organized stage plays that were performed by Parishioners. The money was badly needed, and those who performed still remember their seven months of fame. I received several reprimands for my memory lapse from the Theater Aficionados.
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    Finding Balance in Yarn and Life

    By Deirdre Dwyer
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    Fraser Newcombe: A Shore Musical Treasure

    By Nick Carroll
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  • Buying Local

     As we head into the Eastern Shore Cooperator’s third year, we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone—readers, advertisers, writers, photographers—who have gotten us this far, and to ask for your help in supporting more effective, more vibrant coverage of this wonderful part of the world we are so lucky to live in. It was some twenty years ago that the provincial government undemocratically foisted amalgamation onto the people of the Eastern Shore, creating a political unit whose very name—Halifax Regional Municipality—reflects the awkwardness of this artificial and inequitable union of urban and rural concerns.
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    Don’t Replace Street Lights: Turn Them Off! By Colin Cameron

    I learned from Councilor Hendsbee’s latest monthly communiqué that HRM is replacing our existing orange sodium streetlights with brighter blue LED lights. According to HRM, this change of some 44,000 streetlights will result in “improved visibility and safety for all users.” 
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  • Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM through August 17, 2016 · $12.00 CAD
    SUMMER DANCE in Chezzetcook, NS, Canada

    SUMMER DANCE

    SUMMER DANCE SATURDAY AUGUST 13.2016 BAND: RUCKUS CHEZZETCOOK FIRE HALL..5543 #7 HWY HEAD OF CHEZZETCOOK DANCE 9 PM SILENT AUCTION AT 8:30 $12 A PERSON
    Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 08:00 PM
    The Old School Community Gathering Place in Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, Canada

    The Old School 2016 House Concert Series

    Amy Honey (Rootsy-Folk-Country) Tickets $10-$20  

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