By Don Rieder
May 17 was VDay on the Shore, the sixth VDay at The Old School in Musquodoboit Harbour. VDay is an art show, a silent auction, a costume party, and an empowering event through dance, stories, and songs. It is also a celebration of women’s bodies, and an acknowledgement of the difficulties women face and have faced in this community and in communities around the world.
By Karen Bradley
At 3 PM on June 24, people from all over Halifax will gather on the waterfront at the Tall Ship Quay to take part in Global Water Dances, a worldwide celebration of the importance of water.
By Dee Dwyer
A young artist stands on a tall ladder that he erected in the Minas Basin. High tide swirls all around him as he prepares to jump off the ladder and swim back to shore. This is Andrew Maize, who is finishing up as a visiting artist in Musquodoboit Harbour in residency at the Railway Museum, the Old School, the Library and HRM, care of Visual Arts Nova Scotia(VANS).
By Edyth Shuman
Few institutions have had a richer involvement in the community life of Musquodoboit Harbour than the Harbour Lites’ Senior’s Club. In conjunction with Canada 150, the club will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of its clubhouse with an Outdoor Concert and Picnic at the Musquodoboit Harbour Train Museum on Sunday Jun 25th, 2017 at 1pm. There will be upwards of 25 Eastern Shore Musicians. This will be free admission as a THANK-YOU to our community! There will be a 50/50 draw in aid of our local Foodbank and Eastern Shore Mental Health. Our rain destination is PYC. Please plan to attend, and don’t forget your LAWN CHAIR!!! We’ll be able to supply some seating.
By Dave Ingram
The Fire Departments on the Eastern Shore are very fortunate to have a number of dedicated female firefighters in their ranks. I contacted Jodi Whyte, who is a teacher by profession, and a volunteer member at Station 24 in Musquodoboit Harbour, and asked her to provide her perspective on her experience as a firefighter.
By Susanne Merrett
This recipe comes from Roy Finamore's One Potato Two Potato, a glorious collection of 300+ potato recipes. I have altered the original recipe (Yeasty Potato Dinner Rolls) according to my family's preferences – I make large pull-apart tray buns instead of the individual rolls and have adjusted a few ingredients for our Atlantic climate.Read more
By Karen Schlick
I’m sitting in a group of seniors, all laughing and excitedly contributing to the story that Don Rieder is scribbling down on chart paper. We look again at the photograph he’s given us.
“Her name is Shirley.”
“She is flirting with the band leader.”
Don Rieder(L), Karen Schlick (C), and Frank Buchanan (R) at WordDance Class.
Photo by Cynthia Phillips, Glass Eye Photography
On the April 2017 issue of the Cooperator, we reported that short stories by two students at Musquodoboit Rural High School had been selected for publishing in a book in a national contest run by Polar Expressions Publishing. The correct name for the grade 9 student is Ashton Kaspar. We regret the error. (The other student was Alessa Hounsell, grade 12.)
By Richard Bell
For more than 10 years, the volunteers of Eastern Shore Mental Health have been filling critical gaps in the province’s mental health services, helping people in crisis find paths towards stability and inclusion.