Gas up the car and get ready to hit the road along the Shore for a weekend packed with Christmas shopping, solar workshops, concerts, and a healing arts fair. Full details on the items with *** below are on the Cooperator’s calendar on the Internet. If you want to add an event, post it as a comment below, and go to the calendar page, click on “Post an Event” and add the details for your event.Read more
By Richard Bell
This year’s edition of the Seaforth Great Potato Weight-off at the Seaforth Community Hall on October 21 was another rollicking, calorie-stuffed night of fun for kids and grown-ups alike. The potato weigh-in itself went quickly, and then most of the evening’s action focused on raising funds for the Community Hall by auctioning off a stunning array of pies: apple crisp, coconut cream, pumpkin, chocolate bourbon pecan, and more. There was even a Piecaken, a pie inside a cake.Read more
Saturday, December 2nd at 6pm is the 5th Annual Musquodoboit Harbour Christmas Parade of Lights! Bundle up the kids and come out for a great community event. There will be activities throughout the community before and after the parade.
By Gina Dunn
“What Historical Figure Would You Like to Meet and Why?”
By Bernice Mason Logan
Stirling Cashman Mason (1921-1944) as one of sixteen children born to James and Myrtle Mason in Tangier, Nova Scotia. Cashman went to a one-room school in Tangier where a single teacher taught 60 students in eleven grades. He did very well academically and when it was time to enter grade eleven, his uncle, Professor Guy Mason, offered to take him to Truro to finish high school, on a path to his goal of becoming an Anglican Clergyman.
By Edyth Shuman
Florence Conrod has many stories to tell, and we are blessed that she is willing and able to share them.
By Jim Reid
In the community of Porters Lake, on the Myra Road, there is a small church, St Marks Anglican, within sight of the Porters Lake narrows. The church has a small cemetery on a gentle east-facing slope. Directly opposite on the other side of the road is Pixie Keizer’s Garage, a good landmark if you are looking for St Marks (some might say it’s just the opposite).
By Dee Dwyer
On a cloudy day in October, I visited the colourful home of the multi-talented visual artist and founder of the Yellow Balloon Tour, Minaz Jantz. Her home with tall windows and ceilings and olive green walls is full of Minaz’s art: geometric pen and ink drawings, quirky surreal still life pastels, various pet portraits, watercolours of dancing people and flowers, and nudes and mixed media collages incorporating embroidery and foils. The beauty of her work is that it is hard to categorize because her interests are so eclectic and wide-ranging. She is an explorer in everything creative, which makes her life and art a colourful, extraordinary collage.
By Susanne Merrett
I LOVE to cook. For me, cooking ticks a lot of boxes ~ creative, nurturing, sensual, nutritious, and, of course, delicious!
By Susanne Merrett
Our son loves cheese! I suspect he had a past life in France. I can see him standing on a lush, green hill, surveying a small herd of brown-pied Normande cows in the meadow below. Blissful bovines, absently chewing some fresh, sweet grass, all eagerly awaiting their daily milking.Read more