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Walking Your Way to Fitness

By Pippa Wood 

Walking your way to a healthy lifestyle is beneficial in many ways. Walking is free, with the added bonus of being good for both body and soul. Remember to wear good walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and bring along a bottle of water (especially important on hot day)You may want to consider an orthotic assessment if a foot ailment is preventing you from enjoying a good walk. If the weather is too cold or rainy, why not walk a circuit or two around an indoor shopping mall. You may be surprised how quickly your steps add up while running errands and doing house and yard work. It all counts towards improving your health with an active lifestyle!

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Permaculture: Agriculture as if the Planet Matters

By Lauren Latour 

If you want to get an in-depth understanding of the principles of permaculture, the Deanery Project is sponsoring a two-week intensive from August 14-17 with one of Canada’s leading experts in this cutting-edge approach to one of humanity’s oldest problems: growing the food we need while preserving the health of the soil and the surrounding ecosystems. 

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Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?

By Karen Bradley 

Up and down the Shore, generations of families have lined the roads on summer weekends to cheer the creativity of their friends and kids, to honor the police, fire, and search-and-rescue teams, and to gather up the showers of candy falling from float after float.

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Emma Kiley: Taking Root on the Shore

By Richard Bell 

Sometimes there really is nothing better than a walk on Martinique Beach to open your mind and figure out your life’s purpose. At least that’s what happened to Emma Kiley, the owner of the increasingly popular Uprooted Café and Market in Musquodoboit Harbour. 

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Share Your True Colours: Historic Lobster Buoys

By Gordon HammondThea Wilson-Hammond, and Libby Dean 

The Eastern Shore Archives needs your help with an exciting new project to find and identiftraditional wooden lobster buoys used from Three Fathom Harbour to Ecum Secum. These buoys will serve as “models” for accurate replicas that will be displayed (together with a brief biography and a photograph of their makers) in a permanent exhibit at Memory Lane Heritage Village. 

The Heritage Village offers a window into the life-ways of the 1940s, and wooden lobster buoys are an important part of the Eastern Shore’s rich and colourful coastal heritage.  At the time of their use, wooden lobster buoys were kept brightly painted - not just for identification, but to make them float well.

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Objections Surface to DNR’s Non-Motorized Trail Plan

By Richard Bell 

The Department of Natural Resources’ decision to develop the abandoned railroad bed between Head of Chezzetcook and Musquodoboit Harbour (the Gaetz Brook Connector) as a non-motorized trail has stirred up opposition from some landowners abutting the trail, primarily along Pearson Drive in East Chezzetcook

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Volunteers Launch New Community Garden

By Jude Major 

The new Community Garden in the “triangle park” below the Old School is now in full swing. Local gardeners have rented out all 20 of the beds for the season. Most of the beds are already showing fresh green growth. And some people are already planning to carry on over the winter with cold season crops. 

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Building Health with Local Wellness Programs

By Karen Schlick 

The Old School in Musquodoboit Harbour is moving forward with its Wellness Programs. The training program for the facilitators, who will take this program into community groups and facilitate workshops at the Old School, was led by Self Help Connections and completed this past month. 

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Sunflower Cafe Chicken Salad

By Susanne Merrett

This chicken salad is easy, quick, and wonderfully versatile. It was a customer favourite at my restaurant, The Sunflower Cafe. Having sold the cafe several years ago, I no longer cook for hundreds of people, but I still make this salad on a regular basis.  The following is a guideline for the Chicken Salad (feel free to make alterations to suit your own preferences) and the recipe for Orange Dijon Dressing.

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Adventures in Fruit

By Susanne Merrett

After a long winter, and seemingly endless spring, summer is a very welcome guest. Warm days and sultry nights awaken memories from childhoods past and encourage a more carefree, breezy attitude.

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