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ca April 5, 2011
“Honey, I shrunk the ???”
“Honey, I shrunk the dog”!! Four or five months ago, I reported
that The Jet was a burly 105 pounds. Truly a Jumbo Jet or at least
a close facsimile. Consultation with the vet people suggested
that The Jet was overly Jumbo and should be shrunk and
downsized. After months of kibble reduction and more exercise
he recently checked in with a weight loss of 10 pounds. From
Jumbo he has gone now to being the Big Jet. Following further
consultation with the vet folks, it became evident that they want
to see a Fighter Jet, and so the kibble reduction and exercise will
continue for probably another 10 to 15 pounds!!! The strange
thing is . . . the Jet doesn’t act any hungrier now than he ever did.
Which means, he still lets you know whenever he thinks that
kibble time is close by getting very bouncy!!
“Honey, I shrunk the Wife”!! Yes siree, The Jet is not the only
one on reduced kibble and increased exercise. The missus has
been losing a few pounds herself!! Unlike The Jet, however, she
hasn’t been anywhere near as friendly come meal time. I get
particularly concerned though, when I find her sniffing around
The Jet’s food dish. If it ever came to a kibble fight, I am afraid of
what damage might happen to my Boy!!
“Honey, I shrunk the Mikie”!! Yup . . . me too. Right along with
The Jet, I have dropped about 10 pounds also!! It just didn’t seem
fair that he was targeted for kibble reduction all by himself. True
leadership is all about NOT expecting others to suffer while we
continue to stuff ourselves at the kibble dish. True leadership is
not concerned about getting rid of other’s fat, while ignoring
our own!!
“Honey, I am going to shrink the trees”!! I have been studying up
on modern woodlot management and one of the key findings, is
that trees need to be thinned out just like carrots. Trees that are
growing too close together tend to be more deformed, weaker
and more subject to disease. By spacing trees properly the
overall health of the forest can be improved and overall wood
growth per acre or hectare can be improved significantly. This
means that healthy forests are removing more carbon from the
atmosphere. Which is a good thing!! Perhaps, more on this topic
in a followup “Ravings”.
So during the next few months I am going to be very busy, but
the most important project will be to keep The Jet leaner and
faster than the missus, so that he can consistently win the race
to the kibble dish!! 800

Dr. A.T. Leatherbarrow

Students Support
Piggs Peak
See Story on
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Published Bi-Weekly
Next Issue: April 19
Deadline: April 12

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The week at the Center begins on Mondays at 9:00am and you

will find the quilters & craft workers there, enjoying their work
and time spent with their friends. They need more quilters,
so if you quilt your help as well as your friendship would be
much appreciated. Any questions about crafts or quilting call
Peggy Odell 832-5286 or Betty Mitham at 832-7785. Mondays
at 1:00pm Swedish Weaving classes are in process and a light
lunch is served; if you have questions please call Betty Prentice
at 832-5274. Mondays at 8:00pm the Hampton Hoedowners
will be square dancing. If you square dance why not join them
for an evening of fun, and a light lunch is served.
Tuesdays at 7:00pm Bridge players are there enjoying
themselves, if you play Bridge why not join them. There is always
room for more. If you need information call Barry Kilpatrick
Wednesdays at 7:30pm “Auction 45” players gather and a light
lunch is served. Why not join them for an evening of games, fun
and friendship. Any questions call Hazel Whittaker at 832-7828.
Thursdays at 9:30am the craft shop down in back is open. At
10:00am, musicians gather with singing and music until the
delicious home cooked dinner is served at 12:00noon - the price
for the dinner is $4/members and $5/non-members. The first
Thursday of every month is Pot Luck, bring one of your special
dishes and have your dinner, a combination of many special
Monday, April 18th – the Hampton Hoedowners will be
holding their 23rd graduation (due to the election on May 2nd the
Graduation had to be changed). This is also the same night as
their “Swing into Spring Dance”.
Upcoming Events: In May the annual Spring Tea (date to follow
later). There will be the usual Craft & Bake Sale.
Center Rental: If you wish to rent the Center for a special
occasion call 832-7871, leave a message and your call will be
returned. The Rotary Club will provide bar service for functions
at the center.
Anyone having a birthday or anniversary this month we extend
our Best Wishes; to anyone ill or in the hospital we wish you a
speedy recovery and return to the Center - you are missed.
Submitted by Mary Long. 113

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Norton Senior’s Winner
Congratulations to Pierce Rose of Sussex who was the recent
winner of the Norton Senior’s Board #5. Thanks to everyone for
supporting us. 517

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

The Sussex Valley Parkinson Chapter/Support Group will
hold their monthly meeting on Thursday,
April 14th from 2:00-4:00pm at the Sussex
Heritage Room, Kiwanis Nursing Home,
Sussex. Special guest will be speaker Amy
Martey, with Mental Health. Everyone
For more info please contact Leona at 433-
5342, rog56@rogers.com or Max at 433-
3330. 522

Hampton minor sports funding

The “Help The Cops Help The Kids Benefit Trust Fund”
was established to assist minor sport organizations and
individuals within the Hampton RCMP Jurisdiction with
furthering their sport to a local, provincial or national level.
The Funding Application and Guidelines are available at www.
townofhampton.ca (under Residents - Community Sport and
Recreation Organizations – Help The Cops Help The Kids).
Applications will be received throughout the year with
disbursement(s) as required. For information contact Janice
Bates, President 485-2497 or Brock Reid, Treasurer 832-7050.

Jam session at Berwick

Leon Daigle will be hosting a
Jam Session at the Millstream
Rec Centre on Saturday, April
23rd form 7:00-10:00pm. A great
evening of toe-tappin’ music and
audience participation. There will
be door prizes and a 50/50 split.
For more information please
contact 434-0113. 527

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Kellar, Michael Paul
The death of Michael Kellar of French Village,
husband of Mary Ann (McGaghey) Kellar,
occurred March 20th, 2011 at the Saint John
Regional Hospital. He was born in Saint John, son
of Gladys (Kilpatrick) Kellar and the late Curtis
Kellar. Mike was employed at the Hampton
Community Centre from 1977- 2009. He was a
member of the Anglican Parish of Upham.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; two step-
daughters, Megan and Colleen Callaghan, at
home; two sisters, Susan Walsh (John), French
Village, Louise Arseneau (Rick), Saint John; three brothers, John
(Bonnie), Andrew (Evelyn Carey) and David, all of French Village;
several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
one brother, Walter.
The funeral was held March 24th, 2011 from Reid’s Funeral Home,
Hampton, to St. Andrews Church, French Village. The Rev. Marian
Lucas-Jefferies officiated. The Layreaders were Eileen McAndrews
and Harold Miner. Musicians were John, Michael and Donna Belyea.
The eulogy was by Bud Belyea and George Fowler. Readings were
by Anita LeBlanc. The active pallbearers were Gerry McDade,
Chris Dean, Greg Hourihan, Paul Tayes, Lindsey Stemarie and
John Whittaker. Honourary Pallbearers were: Wally Wilson, Les
Kilpatrick, Harry Beyea and Bud Belyea.
Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. Memorials to the
Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice would be
appreciated. www.reidsfh.com.


The death of Pamela Mary Cartwright, 40, of Hampton, wife of
Stephen Cartwright, occurred March 18, 2011 at her residence.
She was born in Stephenville, NL, daughter of Adrian and Regina
(Young) Nash.
Pam enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. She is survived by her
husband Stephen; parents, Adrian and Regina Nash; three children,
Stephanie, Adrianna and Sheri; one sister, Kimberly Seary (Rob),
Brampton, ON; one brother, Andrew Nash of Brampton, ON; several
aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held March 22, 2011 at Reid’s Funeral Home,
Hampton, with Rev. Tom Price officiating. The eulogy was by
Adrianna Cartwright. Songs were Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” and “In
the I Will Remember You”. The pallbearers were: Dale Cartwright,
Darren Cartwright, Michael Cox, Andrew Nash, Shawn Price and
Kim Whitney.
Interment will be in Hampton Rural Cemetery later in the spring.

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GUENTHER, Irma Elsie
The death of Irma Guenther of Passekeag,
NB, widow of Kenneth Ganong and
Howard Guenther, occurred March 13,
2011 at the Kiwanis Nursing Home,
Sussex, NB. She was born in Passekeag,
daughter of the late William and
Christina (Ryder) Rupert. Irma worked
at Manchester Robertson Allison in her
earlier years. She then worked at the
Workman Compensation Board before
moving to Niagara Falls where she was employed at the Greater
Niagara Hospital in 1988.
Irma is survived by one daughter, Lois McGuire, Salt Springs;
sister, Audrey Rupert, Passekeag; brother Doug Rupert (Janet)
Passekeag; two sisters-in-law, Florence Rupert and Lorna
Rupert; three granddaughters, Kim Varga, Wendy McGuire and HATFIELD, Eva K.
Tina Dwyer, Ontario; two great grandchildren, Josh and Amy The death of Eva K. Hatfield occurred at the Sussex Health Centre on
Varga; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by February 4th, 2011. She was born February 24th, 1917 in Saint John,
two sisters, Jennie Causey, Rhona Rupert; and brothers, Lorne, daughter of the late Amos and Daisy (Allaby) Hatfield.
Royce and Hazen Rupert. She is survived by nephews Will (Ellen) Hatfield of Hatfield Point
and Stewart Hatfield of Brooklyn NY; great nephews Mark (Kathy)
The funeral was held March 17, 2011 from Reid’s Funeral Home, and Ron; great niece Patti (Charles) Kennedy; great-great nephews
Hampton, to Hampton Baptist Church. Rev. Dwayne Gray Stuart Hatfield and Simon Kennedy; great-great nieces Laura, Carla
officiated, assisted by Rev. Greg Gray. The pianist was Florence and Krista Hatfield and Hilary Kennedy. She was predeceased by
Gray and a solo was by Sandi Gray. Remembrances were shared brothers Stewart and Alfred, and sisters-in-law Della and Irene.
by Kim Varga. The pallbearers were: Bill Rupert, Rick Stein, Funeral service was held from Outreach Pentecostal Church,
Michael Lammers, Robert Tait, Bill Burgess and Scott McCann. conducted by Rev Fred Wickett and Rev Preston Mowry. Organist
Interment was in Lower Central Norton Baptist Cemetery, was Patti Kennedy, Music Pastor and Mrs Wickett. Poem was read
Bloomfield, NB. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, by Laura Hatfield. Pallbearers were Garnet Boyd; Mark, Ron, Stuart
Alzheimers Society, Kiwanis Nursing Home or to a charity of Hatfield; Bliss Johnson and Charles Kennedy.
the donor’s choice would be appreciated. Online donations and Arrangements were entrusted to Sherwood’s Funeral Home and
condolences may be made at: www.reidsfh.com. Life Tribute Centre. Interment will take place in Bayview Cemetery
at a later date.

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Smith, Earl Thomas (Smokey)
Earl Thomas (Smokey) Smith of Passekeag,
husband of Vera (Ryan) Smith occurred
March 11th, 2011 at the Saint John Regional
Hospital. He was born at Saint John, NB,
son of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Patchell)
Smith. Earl was a member of Local 3 Marine
Workers Federation and worked at Saint John
Ship Building for over 25 years, retiring in
He is survived by his wife Vera; 3 daughters,
Deborah Eastwood (Thomas) of Willow Grove, Eleanor Saunders
(Charles) of Quispamsis, and Veralynn Cooper of Moncton;
3 sons, Joseph of Moncton, Earl T. (Theresa) of CFB Petawawa
and William M. (Susan) of Quispamsis; 3 sisters, Marion Clark
of Michigan, Ruth VanWeston and Doreen Gillett both of Saint
John; 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews. Earl was predeceased by a sister Hazel and brothers
Donald, Howard and Joseph.
The funeral was held March 16th, 2011 at Reid’s Funeral Home,
Hampton, with Rev. Mary Wanamaker officiating. The organist
was David McCready and the soloist was Lynda Fizzell. A reading
was by Margaret Bennett. The pallbearers were: George Eastwood,
Brian Eastwood, Joey Smith, Earl T. Smith, Charles Orham and
Stephen Smith.
Memorial to Canadian Cancer Society, Children’s Wish
Foundation or to donor’s choice would be appreciated by the
family. Online memorials and Condolences may be made at www.

Johnston, Earle Bud

The death of Bud Johnston of Nauwigewauk,
husband of Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Mildred (Woods)
Johnston, occurred February 26th, 2011 at the Saint
John Regional Hospital. He was born December
26th, 1937 in Saint John, son of the late Harvey and
Annie (Shannon) Johnston.
Bud was a graduate of Electrical training from Saint
John Vocational in 1956. He was employed and retired from NB
Tel after 37 years service. He enjoyed the great outdoors, fishing,
hunting, camping and trailering at Town and Country and
spending time with family and friends.
Bud was a member of St. Andrews United Kirk Church,

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Hammond River where he served as Elder and Trustee, S.J.V.S.
Alumni Association, Nauwigewauk Community Club, and a Life
Member of Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a former
member of the Communications Workers of Canada Union,
former leader of Boy Scouts of Canada, RCMP Auxiliary, and
Captain of Nauwigewauk Fire Department.
Besides his loving wife Betty of 48 years he is survived by his
son, Barry Robert Johnston (Gena Ramsay) of Nauwigewauk;
daughter, Beverley Ann Shepard (Ben) of Hampton; grandson
Patrick and granddaughter Amanda; sisters, Vera Taylor of
Quispamsis, Connie Burley of Saint John, Shirley McNeill of West
Saint John, and Donna Daggett (Larry) of Lorneville; brother-in-
law, Jim Smith; sisters-in-law, Joan Johnston, Marjorie Johnston
and Bernice Johnston; several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his sister Eleanor; brothers Burton, Donald and
Raymond; son, Kevin Earle; and granddaughter Morgan Lynn.

MCLAUGHLAN, Freda (Lamb)

The funeral of the late Freda (Lamb) McLaughlan, age 87 of
Belleisle Creek was held on February 24th, 2011 from Kings Kirk
United Church with Rev. Tom Robinson officiating. Pianist was
Joe Ness, special music ”If That Isn’t Love” was sung by Joe Ness
and Brenda McLaughlan, scriptures read by Cathy Hitchcock
and Jane Ness, memories delivered by Tom Belyea. Hymns were
“Star of the East” and “Softly and Tenderly”. Music Box Dancer
was played as the Postlude. Pall bearers were grandsons: David
Wagstaff, Allan McLaughlan, Kevin Wagstaff, Shane Sprague,
Justin Green and Aiden Green. Internment will take place at
Union Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials were made to: Hospice (Bobby’s Hope House), The
Cancer Society, Stewarton United Church, Gideon’s, Arthritis
Society, Norton Wesleyan Church, Union Cemetery, Bayview
Cemetery, Heart and Stroke, Kings Kirk United Church and
Memorial Fund, Sussex Baptist Church, Shriner’s Children’s
Hospital, Community Chaplain Service, Sussex Health Centre
Foundation Mammogram Machine, Hampton Food Basket; and
St. Andrew’s United Church.
Freda’s family would like to thank the Paramedics from
Petitcodiac Ambulance Service, staff of the SJRH Emergency,
Dr. Phil Davis, Dr. Chris O’Brien, the wonderful, caring staff
at Bobby’s Hope House, Rev. Tom Robinson, Father Sheenan,
Sherwood’s Funeral Home, the McLaughlan, Lamb and White
Families, Kings Kirk United Church Woman and all those who
helped by sending food, flowers, cards, memorials and the many
other acts of kindness during our loss, which will be remembered
Brian, Marlene, Sandra and Elaine & Families.

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Relay for Life - Hampton
If you have lived in Hampton for more
than five years, here’s a name you’ll
recognize: Mary Beth Widdershoven.
I know you’ll recognize it, because
she knew everyone! Mary Beth
was a powerhouse, and served on
many committees, was active in the
administration of numerous minor
sports, volunteered at her children’s
schools, and gave to her community
selflessly. In August 2006, she lost her
14 month battle with cancer.
Fast forward to today, and Mary Beth’s
daughter, Marlise, is following in her mother’s footsteps in the
community. A teacher at Belleisle Elementary School, Marlise
has recently joined the Hampton Relay For Life Committee and
is already making a difference. As the daughter of a fighter, it
should not surprise anyone that she is giving back to Hampton,
where the family has lived and played for 25 + years. Marlise
believes in giving back, but most importantly in celebrating life
every day – just like the Canadian Cancer Society believes you
should Celebrate – Remember – Fight Back.
Join Marlise and others at the 5th Annual Relay For Life June
4 2011. 121

Peninsula Heritage Meeting

The Annual Meeting of The Peninsula Heritage Inc. will be held
Thursday, April 21st in the John Fisher Memorial Museum,
Kingston at 7:00pm. Note the business meeting is commencing
early so our guest, Simon J. Mitchell, Technical Services Director
at The St. John River Society, may begin his presentation at
Nominated as a Canadian Heritage River in 2008, there isn’t any
river, more deserving than the St. John River, of this designation.
In fact, the St. John was recently ranked as having the highest
cultural heritage values of all (39) existing Canadian Heritage
Rivers. The St. John River Society is currently developing a
“heritage strategy”, which will form the basis for the designation
of the St. John as a Canadian Heritage River. Mr. Mitchell will
present highlights of this majestic river‘s rich history and its
designation process. The public is invited to join us at 8:00pm
for this presentation. We encourage our members to gather at
7:00pm and participate in this annual meeting.
Good company and refreshments will follow the presentation.
All welcome! 118

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HMS News
By Owen Preeper
Spring is here and with the quickly
diminishing snow piles we can actually
see grass on the soccer field when we
look out our classroom windows! Along
with the sprouting of spring grass, new
activities are popping up at HMS.
The school has chosen its 2011 girls’
volleyball team and practices are
underway to prepare for their first game on April 6th. The
wrestling team travelled to Rexton to wrestle teams from two
other schools and are now preparing for three tournaments
coming up this month. They will have a bottle drive fundraiser
from 10:00am to 12:00noon on Saturday, April 9th. The
mountain biking club meets on Thursdays to ride through the
Dutch Point Park trails.
The new cast is busy rehearsing for this year’s drama production.
They are looking forward to participating in the Drama Fest in
Moncton during the second week of May.
Mr. Armstrong has reopened the gym at HMS after it was closed
for several weeks to repair flood-damaged floorboards. He kept
his Phys. Ed classes active during the closure by having students
run around the block and use the theatre for step-ups. Students
are thrilled the gym is now repaired and has been deemed safe
for use. Classes have resumed in the gym and intramural and
afterschool sports are back in action.
Congratulations go out to HMS students who had success in
district competitions. Ashley Henderson, a Grade 8 student,
came in third in the District 6 Science Fair. She will participate
in the Regional Science Fair at UNBSJ on April 14th. Grade 6
students, Alexander Corasaniti and Noah Coleman, came in
first and third respectively at the District Chess Tournament.
On March 28th, Grade 6 students enjoyed the TNB Young
Company Production “The Book of Miracles.” This was made
possible by generous parent sponsors, Kathleen Bolger-Cole and
Robert Cole.
Teachers sent second-term report cards home with students
on April 4th. Parent-teacher/student conferences will be held
this Thursday evening, April 7th, and in the morning on Friday,
April 8th. There will be no school for students on Friday.
In other news, the selected Grade 8 students are still fundraising
for their end-of-year trip to Quebec and students throughout the
school are preparing for the upcoming school heritage fair. With
all this going on I think it is safe to say that Hampton Middle
School is as busy and content as ever.
Owen Preeper is a Grade 8 student at HMS. 105

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The HHS Scholarship &
Bursary Foundation
The members of the Hampton High School Bursary and
Scholarship Foundation would like to remind both students
and parents, information and applications for bursaries and
scholarships are available at the following website, www.
hamptonhigh.ca. These awards are all thanks from the generosity
of individuals and groups in our community.
Some samples of the Scholarship and Bursaries totalling over
$8500.00 follows:
The Ellen- Anne Flynn Memorial Scholarship was established in
2001, by her family. Students pursuing post-secondary education
in an arts or educational program are encouraged to apply. Value
of the award $500.
The Margaret Clarke Memorial Scholarship was established June
2002, by The Hampton Fire Fighters Association, The Town of
Hampton ,friends and family. Any students with good academic
standing are eligible to apply. Value of the award $500.
The Andrew Calkin Memorial Scholarship was established in
2005 by the Calkin family. Students pursuing post secondary
studies, and have struggled to overcome significant obstacles and
challenges, are eligible to apply. Value of the award $1000.
The John Peters Humphrey Citizenship Award was established
in 2005, by The Hampton High School Scholarship and Bursary
Foundation. Students with Volunteerism in extracurricular
activities involving human rights are encouraged to apply. Value
of the award $500.
Hampton Pharmasave Award was established in 2006 by
the Moulton family owners and operators of the Hampton
Pharmasave. Students with good academic standing and
participation in extracurricular activities are eligible to apply.
Value of the award $500.
General Scholarship provided by the Hampton High School
Scholarship and Bursary Foundation is for any student to apply,
that is pursuing post secondary studies and has good academic
standings. Value of the award: $500.
Anyone wishing to donate to the award of their choosing may
do so by sending cheques issued to the Hampton High School
Scholarship and Bursary Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 1070,
Hampton NB E5N 8H1. All donations are tax deductible and can
be targeted to a particular scholarship, as specified by the donor.
The Hampton High School Scholarship and Bursary Foundation.

Card parties IN BELLEISLE

Card Parties, sponsored by the Belleisle Senior’s Club, are now
being held at the Belleisle Creek Hall on Saturdays at 7:30pm. All
welcome. 511

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PlAyWrItIng Contest lAunCHed
The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company is once again searching for
great plays by New Brunswick writers for its annual province-
wide Playwriting Competition. NotaBle Acts is celebrating
its 10th anniversary in 2011. In that time, the company has
presented over 80 new plays by over 50 different New Brunswick
playwrights at its annual summer theatre festival.
If you’d like to help us add to those numbers and be part of
this year’s special celebrations, we invite submissions in two
separate categories: Our ‘Taking it to the Street’ contest seeks
7-10 minute scripts to be produced in downtown Fredericton.
Four winners will be selected; The second category, ‘Acting Out’
is for submissions of one act plays 30-50 minutes in length. The
two winning scripts in this category will be showcased as part
of the festival’s main stage bill. Runners up will receive public
readings during the festival.
In addition to having their work produced at the festival,
all winning playwrights will receive script support from an
established New Brunswick playwright. Additionally, winners
of the Taking it to the Street category will receive a prize of $125,
while winners of Acting Out will receive a $300 prize plus a
one year membership to PARC (Playwrights Atlantic Resource
Writers interested in entering the contest should consult the
full contest rules and regulations at www.nbacts.com . Questions
can be directed to Artistic Director, Len Falkenstein, at nbacts@
unb.ca, or 458-7406. The deadline for entries is April 23rd. 841

HAMPton BAntAM HuskIes WIn

The Hampton Bantam B Huskies won the Day of Champions
recently in Grand Bay. They were able to pull out a win in
overtime (3-2) against KV. 124

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On our cover: DATL students &
Piggs Peak
During Kindness Week, the students of Dr. A. T. Leatherbarrow
read “The Starfish Story” and learned that one person can make
a difference! Many of the school’s children drew or painted
starfish to remind us of the mission of the Hampton Piggs Peak
Partnership. The mission is to connect communities in order
to reduce the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland by
providing help, hope, and opportunity for a better future.
Like the boy throwing back the starfish in The Starfish Story,
we will do it one person at a time! One of the major endeavors is
providing school fees for students in Piggs Peak. Leatherbarrow
Primary raised $150 for these school supplies! Thank you to
Mr. Jamie Alexander, manager of the Hampton Save Easy for
providing the popsicles that were sold for 50 cents each.
A ‘Hope In Action’ Calendar was donated to each class by Mrs.
Maureen Robichaud (shown in photo) accepting the cheque for
the committee. This calendar with its beautiful photos of our
twinned community assisted when teaching the children about
our global community.
If you would like to learn more about the Starfish Program, or
would like to help by sponsoring a student’s education, please
visit www.hamptonpiggspeak.ca and click on our Starfish
program logo. 127

Local to play in National

Lacrosse Classic
Jeremy Vautour, son of Dan and Nancy Vautour of Hampton,
a Junior and varsity lacrosse midfielder at Brewster Academy,
has been named as a 2011 High School Underclassmen All-
American and has been selected to represent the New England
– Northeast Region in the 2011 National Lacrosse Classic to be
held in Germantown, Maryland July 5th-8th.
The National Lacrosse Classic brings the top 500 high school
underclassmen lacrosse players in the country to one venue,
where 20 regional teams will compete to become the 2011 USA
Champion and earn the chance to compete for an International
Championship against Canada. 123

Minor ball registration

Hampton Minor Baseball Registration will take place on Friday,
April 15th from 7:00-9:00pm & Saturday, April 16th from
10:00am-2:00pm in the Ossekeag Room. For more information,
please contact Tracey Wright 651-6654. 122

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A benefit will be held for Bob Goddard, who is being treated
for lung cancer, at the Havelock Memorial Hall on Saturday,
April 16th.There will be music, 50/50 draw, tickets on a $100.gas
certificate, coffee/tea & donuts. 523


Each spring, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) trains
volunteers to be able to prepare income tax returns for the
current or prior years, using a CRA-approved computer software
program. Single clients with income under $25,000 a year, or
couples under $35,000, can have their basic tax returns prepared
and filed electronically free of charge. THE VALLEY COFFEE HOUSE
Clinics have operated one or two days a week during tax The Valley Coffee House presents various singers and musicians
season for a number of years at the Seniors Resource Centre in who provide a “toe tapping” fun filled evening of entertainment
Brunswick Square, the Salvation Army office on Prince Edward for your pleasure. A donation of a non-perishable food item
Street, and several other locations in Saint John. This year for the for the KV Food Basket, or a monetary donation if you prefer,
first time a clinic will operate in Rothesay to serve residents of is your ticket through the door! Please come and help us help
the Kennebecasis Valley. It will be at St. Paul’s Parish Centre on others. The doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00pm.
the Rothesay Common on Tuesdays from until April 19th from The Valley Coffee House is held at the Civic Center (Civic Drive
9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00-3:00pm. No appointments are in Quispamsis) 2nd floor - elevator available. Please be aware
necessary; service is on a first-come first-served basis. Clients that you can bring sweets for the canteen and also items to be
can, if they wish, fill in an information sheet and leave their used as door prizes.
returns for completion later. Up-coming Coffee House dates: Saturday – April 9th, May 14th
Further information on the CVITP (Community Volunteer & June 18th.
Income Tax Program) is available on the CRA website: www. If you would like more information or would like to put your
cra-arc.gc.ca , or from the local Tax Services Office at 636-4961. name in to be a helper or an entertainer in the future please call
408 Desa at 847-2917. 405

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Fundy paddlers
The Fundy Paddlers Club has been formed in the greater Saint
John Area. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting
and offering opportunities for safe paddling for people of all
ages. We meet to organize outings and promote training in
all forms of paddling, be it canoeing/kayak or poling on flat
water or moving. This is a family oriented club that discourages
consumption of alcoholic beverages during outings. We believe
in working to restore waterways, which have become littered or
Persons of all disciplines and skill levels are welcome to join.
Members are given access to training from certified instructors.
The club provides a form to exchange ideas and information for
persons with similar interests in this sport.
The club, founded in 2008, is looking for members. The benefits
of membership also include a direct say in its goals and direction,
as everyone’s opinion is important. Members are covered under
an insurance policy while participating in outings and discounts
from selected stores and outfitters are passed along. As the club
grows more outings, training and opportunities to purchase
equipment for member use could be realized.
Membership costs are $15/year for a single membership or $20/
year for a family membership (4). The Club meets at 7:00pm
every second Monday of the month at the Hammond River
Angling Association building in Nauwigewauk. Visit the club’s
website at fundypaddlersclubinc.com. 403


1356 Rte 845, Clifton Royal NB, E5S 2B9, Phone
Mondays - Legion meeting the first Monday of
each month, new members welcomed (anyone
may become a member), membership not a
requirement to be a volunteer.
Sundays - 7:30pm, Cribbage. For more information
contact Joe Stack at 763-2959.
Sunday, April 24th – 10:00am-1:00pm, Easter Brunch. The menu
includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, home
baked beans, toast, coffee/tea, juice. Cost for the Brunch is
$6.50/person, $3/children under 6. Everyone welcome.
Peninsula Pearls meet the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month
at 12:00noon for lunch. New members welcomed - if interested
call Claudia Small 763-2587.
To reserve the Hall call Doreen Stack at 763-2959 and/or
Meaghan Hickey at 763-2665, or e-mail meg.hickey.hare@live.
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The Canadian Red Cross says its newest
disaster response team in New Brunswick is
looking for more volunteers to ensure that
it can respond effectively 24 hours a day
to events in Kings County like house fires,
floods or other emergencies where Red Cross support may be
needed locally.
In 2010, Red Cross volunteer teams responded to more than
120 disaster events in New Brunswick, assisting 1,038 of the
more than 1,430 affected. These cases ranged from house fires
affecting as few as one or two people, to the major flash flooding
in December in communities from Hartland to St. Stephen.
The totals include several fire responses in Sussex and Kings
County. Trained disaster volunteers respond primarily in their
own communities but have the opportunity to take part in larger
responses if needed and available elsewhere in New Brunswick
or another province.
Training is provided at no cost to volunteers but they must
meet national standards and agree to a Code of Conduct that
governs all Red Cross personnel. For additional information on
volunteer opportunities contact the Canadian Red Cross office
in Sussex at 433-5886. 516
Sussex Farmers’ Market Meeting
The Sussex Farmers’ Market will hold a vendor meeting for the
2011 season at the boardroom of the Agriculture Building on
Magnolia Avenue at 7:30pm on Monday, April 11th. Looking
forward to seeing you there. 529
The 23rd Annual Dairy Town Classic Basketball Camp will take
place from June 27th-July 1st. Camp co-ordinator is Spencer
Jeffrey, a former Sonic, and currently a teacher at Sussex regional
High School.
From 9:00-12:00noon each day the grades 3-5 Girls Camp will
be at Sussex Elementary School and grades 6-8 Boys Camp will
be at Sussex Middle School. From 1:30-4:30pm grades 3–5 boys
will be at Sussex Elementary while the grades 6–8 girls will be at
Sussex Middle School. Grades 9-12 will be in the evening from
6:00-8:30pm with the boys at SRHS and the girls at SMS. All
grades are as of September 2011.
Camp registration is $55.00. Deadline for registration is May
17th. Late fee is $65.00.
Forms may be picked up from coaches, on the web site www.
dairytownclassic.com, at the local schools or at Source For
Sports. 524

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Coffee House FOR the Food Basket
The February event was cancelled due to a
snowstorm. The new date for the Coffee House
Fundraiser for the Hampton Food Basket
will be Monday, April 11th at 7:00pm in St.
Alphonsus Church Hall. Plan to attend and be
entertained my many local talented performers
with a donation of $5 for the Food Basket.
Coffee compliments of Java Moose.
For more information, contact Carmelle or
Nic at 832-5608. Please help support a needy
cause in our hometown. 131

HHS grad class news

As the green grass appears, the students at
Hampton High are as busy as ever. The Grad
Class Executive would sincerely like to thank
those who attended our bowling fundraiser on
April 4th. We had a blast, and thank you for your
support. We would also like to send a heart-felt
thanks out to those who attended our March
coffee house. The talent was great, and we thank
all those parents who donated cookies. A very
special thanks goes out to Derek Doucet who stepped in last-
minute to be our Special Guest.
We have many community events coming your way, so please
mark these important dates on your calendar. Our Grad Class
Fashion Show will be held Thursday, April 14th in the Hampton
Community Theatre. We will be showcasing every style from
Frenchy’s clothing to prom dresses courtesy of Lockhart’s in
Sussex and tuxedos courtesy of Moore’s. Stay tuned for ticket
Our final coffee house of the year will be held on Monday, April
18th at 7:00pm in the Hampton High cafeteria. There is sure to
be some great school talent, with an exciting special guest. There
will be coffee and flavour shots courtesy of Java Moose. This is
an event you do not want to miss.
Grads are reminded that every Grad fundraising event they go
to, they will receive a stamp on their Grad Class Passport. If you
can get four stamps before and including the Grad Dinner, your
name can get put in a draw for a free yearbook.
Our first graduation event, the Grad Dinner, will be held on
Wednesday, June 1st - mark your calendars! You can find more
information about upcoming grad class events on the Hampton
High School web-site: www.hamptonhigh.ca.
Alyson Brown, HHS 2011 Grad Class Executive member. 116

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Hampton Rotary news
The Rotarians of the Club in Hampton have
been busy over the last month or so. Prior to the
26th of February we were busy selling tickets to
the show “Canada Rocks Eh! held at the Phoenix
Dinner Theatre. Our efforts were rewarded with
a profit of over $3000, which the club will put
to good use supporting some of our ongoing
projects. The club would like to thank those who attended and
those businesses and individuals who supplied the items for the
silent auction.
We have had some excellent speakers over the last while, the
latest being Mike and Debbie Hickey of Ossekeag Publishing. For
some of us it was an eye opener to discover that they have in the
course of eleven years gone from a staff of four to a staff of 16
putting out four papers on a biweekly basis. We also heard from
Hugh Akagi, Chief of the Passamaquoddy earlier in the month Hampton Seniors Resource Centre on Saturday, May 28th starting
who spoke about the lack of knowledge the majority of people at 7:30pm. The format will be similar to that of our Trivia Nights
have about the First Nations people who live in the area around in the fall with teams of up to eight playing for cash prizes for their
St. Andrews and in Maine and how they have done so for over favourite registered charity - $1000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd and
10,000 years. Our own member, Virginia Stites, spoke to us on her $250 for 3rd. $200 per team is the price to pay for a great evening of
trip to the Dominican Republic with a team of Rotarians from our entertainment. There will also be a prize for the team or individual
District 7810. The purpose of the trip was to install water filters in who comes dressed as in the time of their favourite rock era. We
the homes of people living in the batteys near the sugar cane fields. wonder if there are any Elvis impersonators out there or maybe a
Without these filters the people would be drinking unfiltered Madonna in the crowd. The profit from this fundraiser will go to
water that can cause many health problems. Her presentation Rotary projects in the community – scholarships, bike helmets
included many pictures which helped us to understand the living for the Grade 2 children - and the world like the “End Polio
conditions for these people, mostly Haitians, who come to the Now” project. If you want to register a team contact Rotarians
Dominican Republic to find work in the sugar cane fields. Dana Bradshaw, Gary Rent, Keith Lyons or a Rotarian you know.
We are putting the fun into fundraising. We will be testing The space at the Hampton Seniors Resource Centre is limited so
your knowledge of five decades of Rock ‘n Roll music at our first register early. Enjoy an evening out, have fun and help your team
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Card Parties will be held at the Millstream Rec Centre in Berwick
on Tuesdays, April 12th, 19th & 26th. Card games start at 1:30pm
and the cost is $3/person.
Everyone welcome. 503


1032 Main Street
Mondays - the Branch General Meeting is held
the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm.
Why not come and support your local Legion, to
help the Branch give back to their community.
Tuesdays - The Lions Club of Hampton hold
their Bingo, beginning at 5:30pm.
Wednesdays – “Afternoon Seniors” meet at
1:00pm with a meal served at 4:00pm. Come
and join the folks for an afternoon of fun and
Sundays - Brunches are held every second week. Our next home
cooked Brunch will be held on April 17th, from 9:00am until
12:00noon. A 50/50 is offered plus a draw for a free breakfast.
All are welcome.
Saturday, April 9th – 8:00-11:00pm, dance with music by Dave
Saturday, April 30th – Lions Club of Hampton are hosting their
annual Casino Night. Watch for further details in the next issue.
For Hall Rentals please call 832-4633 and leave a message and
your call will be returned as soon as possible.
If you are a veteran or a spouse of a veteran and feel you are
entitled to assistance from Veterans Affairs Canada, please
contact our Service Officer, Bob Jones, at 832-9899. 106


8 River Road, Rothesay
Crib - every Wednesday at 7:30pm. For information please call
Sam Gauvin at 847-8261. Everyone welcome.
Bingo - every Thursday night. Doors open at 6:00 games start
at 6:55pm. 10 regular games, four specials and a jackpot game.
Also early and late games and building pots (Bonanza, Lucky
7, Pyramid and Treasure Chest). For information please call
Richard at 847-4163. Canteen services available.
Hall rentals are available for various types of events/activities.
The Hall is also available for special benefit functions at no
charge. New members always welcome.
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Belleisle seniors’ news
The Belleisle Seniors met at the Belleisle Creek Hall on March
21st. A period of silence was observed for a departed member,
George Kellow. Usual business was carried out. Many sick and
shut-ins were reported on and remembered with cards or fruit
Minor renovations of the washrooms at the Hall, for safety of
seniors, have been completed. Entertainment was a Chinese
Auction. Details of day tours with Optimum Ride were given
out for members to consider.
The April meeting will be held on Monday, April 18th at
2:00pm, with musical entertainment.
Submitted by G. Hart. 521


1935 Rte 121, Norton NB
Mondays - 45’s at 8:00pm.
Tuesdays - Double crib at 8:00pm.
Wednesdays - House League Darts, for more
information contact Heather Benjamin at 433-
Thursdays - Dabber Bingo, Jackpot $1,000 in
50#’s or less & building. Jackpot starts at $350 in
51#’s and/or consolation prize $100. Doors open
at 6:00pm, Bonanza game starts at 6:30pm sharp. Bonanza - a
building jackpot in 52#’s and/or consolation prize $100. We also
have wild #’s in some of regular bingo games. Come & support
your charity event. Starts at 7:00pm sharp.
Saturdays – Single’s Crib at 8:00pm.
Are you a veteran who does not receive a pension or health
care benefits? It does not matter how long you served. For more
information contact Gordon McKenzie, Service Officer RCL
#76 at 432-0779.
To rent the Legion Hall please contact Dorothy Hutchinson at
433-2488 or Gordon at 432-0779/849-1601. 502


The Annual Roast Beef Supper will be held at the Apohaqui
Recreation Centre (16 Jones Memorial Park Road) on Sunday,
April 17th from 3:30-6:30pm. The supper menu includes: roast
beef, vegetables, rolls, homemade pickles and strawberry
shortcake for dessert. Cost for the supper is $10/adults; $5/
children 6-12; pre-schoolers eat for free; $10/all take-outs.
This event is sponsored by the Apohaqui-Lower Millstream
Recreation Council. Everyone is welcome to attend. Hope to see
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Ready, set, ride Curves’ Food Drive
The NB Equestrian Association Zone 4 is holding a kick-off for Curves Food Drive offers both its active members and new
2011 Equine Sport Season with a clinic at the Hampton Riding members an opportunity to give to their community. It is an
Centre on Saturday, April 16th from 10:00am-4:00pm. All horse important event as it fills shelves that run low this time of year.
enthusiasts are welcome. There will be a new-to-you tack sale, This year the Curves Food Drive runs from April 4th - April
demonstrations, speakers, door prizes and more. 17th. New members can join Curves by bringing in two bags of
The Hampton Riding Centre is located at 560 Lakeside Road groceries in lieu of a service fee. It is a win-win situation – better
in Hampton. 409 health for women in our community and food for those less
BENEFIT SUPPER & LIVE AUCTION Curves and its members work to help fill the shelves at both
There will be a Benefit Supper and Live Auction for Randy the Sharing Club and Transition House. The larders are low and
Jeffrey (who is battling cancer) on Saturday, April 9th at the by working with our community partners on this effort we can
Central Kings Rec Centre (110 Titusville Road, Upham). The make a difference. Members will also be encouraged through
Roast Beef Supper will be from 4:00-6:00pm with the Auction to in-house promos to bring in groceries. We have collected over
follow. Admission is $10/person or $25/family of 4 (2 adults & 2 1000 lbs of groceries in the past. 531
children), for children under 6 admission is free.
For further information contact George McKinnon 832-7749. COFFEE “DRIVE THRU” IN MIDLAND
838 Each Friday from 6:00-9:00am Midland
Baptist Church (Rte.124 & Upper Midland
Bake Sale Fundraiser Road) invites you to get a great cup of coffee
There will be a Bake Sale at the Hampton Pharmasave on while making a donation toward alleviating
Wednesday, April 13th from 9:00am-4:00pm. All proceeds from world hunger.
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Breakfast will be held the second Saturday of each month 8:00-
10:00am at the WI/Seniors’ (Hall, 2117 Rte 820) in Upham.
Come and enjoy a really filling breakfast with your friends and
neighbours for only $6/person, $20/family - or have just toast
and coffee for $2. Presented by the Anglican Parish Churches
of Upham.
For more information contact 832-7253. 507

New location for Community

The Greater Saint John Community Foundation has recently
located to newly renovated, highly visible and more accessible
space in Uptown Saint John at 76 Princess Street in the Trinity
Dental Clinic Building. The Greater Foundation, which supports
registered charities within a 50 km. radius of Greater Saint John,
will receive applications for 2011 grants until 5:00pm, April
15th, 2011 at their new location.
The Foundation recently implemented changes in the process
whereby they receive, evaluate and process applications for
grants. A Grants Committee is in place, with board members
and additional community representation, which reviews
applications, based on what they consider to be the best practices
of colleague foundations across Canada and after reviewing
quality of life data in the Foundation’s annual Vital Signs Reports.
It makes recommendations to the Foundation Board. The
application form has been posted on the Foundation website,
www.saint-john-foundation.nb.ca and can be downloaded from
The Anniversary Grant of up to $30,000 will also be awarded
this year to a charitable group seeking funding for a unique
initiative with significant community impact, which will address
a priority community need, as identified in the Foundation’s Vital
Signs Reports. This is in addition to over $200,000 anticipated in
grants to be distributed to local charitable causes in 2011.
The Foundation operates frugally, with about 1.5% of its assets
for administrative costs annually. For that reason, it hopes a
donor of a boardroom/meeting table and chairs may materialize
to help keep their operating costs to a minimum. It is grateful for
the large number of donors who contribute time, resources and
funding to continue to support the wide range of local charities
which benefit from the Foundation.
The Greater Saint John Community Foundation serves as a
trustee for charitable, educational and cultural purposes. It
administers funds, large and small, donated by public-spirited
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All PACK programs are free. For
more information about us please
call 432-2610, email packroe@
nb.aibn.com or visit our website at
Baby Signs – is happening right
now. If interested in the next
session, please call to be placed on
a waiting list.
Music ‘N’ Me - is a much loved music program where parent and
child both get to sing, dance, play a variety of instruments, learn
rhymes, hear stories and enjoy a small snack. Every Wednesday
for babies/children birth to school age from 10:30-11:30am at
the Norton Village Office/Fire Hall (no school = no music). The
Easter Party will be held on Wednesday, April 20th.
Family Fun Fitness Adventure - Come out and join us for lots
of fun and great ideas to make your whole family stronger,
healthier and nutritionally in the know. Space is limited to 20
maximum for this four week adventure series - please contact
the PACK office to register today. Dates, times and location to
Dads ‘N Kids - Bring your dad, grandpa, uncle, Big Brother or
friends. This is a fun evening to spend with a special someone,
making crafts, playing games or reading a story. We invite you
and that special child in your life to our fun filled evenings – the
third Thursday of each month (April 19th, May 17th, June 14th)
from 6:00-7:30pm at the Sussex Elementary School Art Room –
drop in basis!
Healthy Babes - is a nutrition/cooking class that provides
information on how in just 30 minutes a week Mom’s can make
healthy homemade baby food that baby will love, and your
wallet will love too! Program will be held on Monday, May
9th at 10:00am in the Sobeys Community Room! Registration
is a must, call the PACK office at 432-2610 or register at the
Customer Service Desk at Sobeys!
For more information please contact the PACK office. 506
Country music show
The Millstream Rec Council is sponsoring a Country Music Show
on Saturday, April 16th at the Millstream Rec Centre starting
at 7:30pm. MC for the evening will be Carmen McAllister with
guests Sherri Lackie, Jeff Green, Jared Fenwick, Steve Sears, Bob
Burgess, Leon Daigle, Darryl Belding, Stirling Nickerson, Roger
McAllister, Mike Whalen, Nancy & Carrie McAllister.
Everyone is welcome for an evening of great local entertainment.
$7/person admission will go towards purchasing new chairs for
the hall. 519

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Hampton Food Basket &
Clothing Centre
We have many people that we wish to thank for special help during
the last month, home made soups have been very welcome and
we especially appreciate those made by the Saint Paul’s Anglican
youth group. Thanks go to the many who supported the ‘cereal
drive’ and to the sororities that still collect for us. The response
to the canned meat and fish is great and we hope that will be an
on going offering. Mrs. Bursey’s Grade 2 came across with their
annual gift of $100 that the children collected by bringing in
pennies; it just goes to show that when every one helps a little,
great things are accomplished. Thanks of course, are extended to
all who help in so many ways on a regular basis.
As mentioned before, we are conducting an on-going screening
to establish the needs of our clients and are amazed at how well
many of our friends manage to get by on so little. We are asking
that all clients bring proof of address, one of the following original
documents would be fine; the most recent power bill, telephone
bill, cable bill or the Tax return document from Revenue Canada
confirming income. Our hope is that we might be able to help
clients access all that is available for them. Volunteers will again
be on hand to help clients with their tax returns so please bring
all the needed documents with you.
With the warmer weather approaching we are asking that
people donate spring and summer wear since we do not have
storage space to keep winter clothing. We are in need of one
regular and one small fridge, one washer, one single bed, one
queen size headboard, one stove, one tall dresser and one small
couch; if you can help with any of this please call Janice at 832-
The next preparation day is Wednesday, April 20th at 8:00am
and the next client day is Thursday, April 21st from 8:30-
Emergency Numbers: - Janice 832-4340; Judy 832-3291; Debbie
832-4039; Tanya 977-1616; Betty 832-7526. ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM
‘Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, Did you finish school? Do you want to? The Sussex Adult
ye have done it unto me’. 107 Learning Program offers free academic upgrading and GED
preparation for adults. Small classes are available, mornings or
afternoons, Monday - Friday, at the Sussex Lions Den.
For more information call 433-6109. 510
Breakfast &
auction fundraiser
The Nauwigewauk Community Club
Breakfast & Silent Auction will be
held on Saturday, April 9th from 8:30-
10:30am. The breakfast menu includes:
pancakes, sausage, eggs, baked beans,
toast and drink for $6.50; or pancakes
and drink for $3. The auction will close
at 10:00am.
Please call Peggy at 832-3350 to
make a donation to the auction. All
proceeds from this event will go to the
Nauwigewauk Community Club. 126

Evening of cards at the Norton Shore
Community Centre - Cribbage on
Tuesdays 7:30pm, and Auction 45’s -
Thursdays at 7:30pm. Refreshments
Served. 112

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Sussex Regional Library News
46 Magnolia Avenue, 432-4585, sussexpl@
gnb.ca, www.gnb.ca/publiclibraries.
Hours of operation: Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Wednesday
12:00noon-8:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-
5:00pm; Sunday & Monday – closed.
Preschool Programming:
Bring your pre-schooler to the library every Thursday morning
at 10:30am for one of our fun and interactive programs. At
Storytime 3-5 year olds enjoy stories, circle songs, fingerplays
and games. At Toddler Tales children 18 months–2 years and
their caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, fingerplays and playtime.
All pre-schoolers welcome! Every Friday at 10:30 am we offer
Babies in the Library for little ones birth–18 months and their
care-givers. This adorable half hour program consists of rhymes,
tickles, songs, bounces, walkabouts and board books. All of
these programs are free and pre-registration is not required.
Book Clubs The Adult Book Club will meet on Wednesday,
April 13th at 6:30pm to discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato
Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows . The
Inspirational Book Club will meet on Saturday, April 23rd at
10:00am to discuss Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden. Copies of
both books are available at the front desk. 504

Fundy Gardeners Meeting

The next meeting of the Fundy Gardeners will be held on
Wednesday, April 6th 7:00pm at the Kennebecasis Select
Funeral Home (152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis). Speaker for
the evening will be Jane Barry, Fundy Gardener who will be
speaking on “Touring Outstanding Gardens”.
All Welcome! For more information, please visit fundygardeners.
blogspot.com. 400

Bridge lessons in Hampton

Interested in learning to play Bridge? Bridge lessons will be
offered at the Hampton Senior’s Resource Center on Tuesdays
starting at 7:00pm. There is no charge to attend.
For more information please contact 832-4165 or 721-5673
(cell). 120


Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Sundays at
the Hampton United Church from 8:00-9:00pm.
Hampton United Church is located on Robb
Court behind the Hampton Medical Centre. 109

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dIstrICt 6 d.e.C. MeetIng
School District 6 District Education Council will hold its
monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 13th at Apohaqui
Elementary School (23 Foster Avenue West, Apohaqui). The
meeting will begin at 7:00pm and all are welcome. 812

tWIrl Zone CoMPetItIon results

Twirl Zone Inc Twirlers competed and placed recently at
the 2011 St Patrick’s Day Open Regional Baton Twirling
Competition held in Neguac. Kendra MacPhee Medley BN 18+
1st, Solo BN 18+ 1st, 2-Baton BN 18+ 1st & Solo Dance BN 18+
1st. Amanda Thompson Solo C 12-14 1st *moved up to Level BN
& Solo Dance C 12-14 3rd. 818

lynX In sMItHtoWn.

L-R: Kendra MacPhee (Hampton) & Amanda Thompson Submitted by Jean Urquhart. 125
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Fish ‘n Jam: Fish ‘n Jam is back to a regular
schedule, each Wednesday at 7:00pm. Hope
to see everyone out!
Warning to local anglers and boaters: HRAA’s
popular and frequently-used boat launch
was damaged during the high water March
12th and is not usable. There is a major drop,
enough that it will be very difficult, if not
impossible, to launch from this spot. With the season opening
on April 15th, we wanted to be sure all local anglers are aware that
the launch is not functioning at this point. And, we may need to
apply for a WAWA permit to fix the landing, meaning that the
repairs may need to wait until June 1st. Its one of our priorities to
have the landing back in operation as soon as possible.
News from the Riverbank: The Hammond ice ran on March
12th, with the water peaking at about 4 meters at our water level
monitor. However, the levels dropped very quickly. Amazingly,
ducks were appearing on Saturday, even as the ice was breaking
Remember that angling season opens April 15th on rivers, and
May 1st on lakes in this part of the province. As usual, we ask
all anglers to exercise caution when fishing in the lower part of
the Hammond in April, since our black salmon (kelts) will still
be in the river. They are voracious at that time of year, and are
very susceptible to injury or death if angled improperly. And, of
course, the Hammond is closed for all salmon fishing, including
black salmon. If you do fish the lower river, we strongly urge that
you use single, barbless hooks so that the salmon can be released
unharmed if you do happen to hook one while angling for other
species. And, our friends in enforcement keep a close eye on all
angling activity when the salmon are in the river.
Annual Anglers Draw tickets available now: Tickets are $10 each
or three for $20. You can get your tickets from Jim Gillespie,
or contact the centre at 832-1230. Draw date is planned for a
Coffeehouse on Saturday, April 23rd.
Kayak Fishing Tournament: July 16th & 17th. The new regulations
for the tournament are now available in the downloads section
of our website.
Want more information about HRAA and our programs - visit
www.hraa.ca. 401

Bingo on Wednesdays, 7:00pm at the WI/Seniors’ Hall in
Upham (2117 Rte 820)! Canteen is available and everyone is
welcome come out for a fun evening.
Sponsored by the Hammond River Valley Seniors. 512

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We still have a few parts open for the play “The Wizdom Of Oz”
and invite anyone interested to come to our next rehearsal on
Sunday, April 10th at 7:30pm at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in
Upham. For more information please contact Rev. Marian Lucas
Jefferies at 832-7106, or Karen Pollock at 832-4329. 133

Purple stole vigil

The Catholic Network for Women’s Equality mission statement
calls us to enable women to name their giftedness and from that
awareness to effect structural change in the church that reflects
the mutuality and co responsibility of women and men within
that church, CNWE (Catholic Network for Women’s Equality)
invites all women and men of the Roman Catholic Diocese of
Saint John to join them in respectful silence at the Purple Stole SUSSEX CROKINOLE CLUB
Vigil. The Sussex Crokinole Club meets at the Masonic Hall (482
We wear purple, the color of reconciliation, to stress the need Main Street, Sussex). Come join us for an afternoon of fun on
for change of heart on the part of the institutional church to its Wednesdays starting at 2:00pm. For further information phone
oppressed women. We wear a stole as a symbol of our dignity Don at 433-4360. 509
as baptized Christians called to ministry.
We walk in protest, in silence, in prayer,
confident that Christ walks with each
and all of us; clergy and faithful women
and men. We pray that in Him we may
begin to walk together in the way of
Please join us at the Vigil on Tuesday
April 19th at 5:30pm in front of
the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception, Waterloo Street, Saint John.
Following the vigil we will proceed into
the Cathedral to attend the Chrism
Mass. 834


Located at 95 Neck Road, Summerville,
“Pet Bird Rescue” is a non-profit rescue
centre for pet birds which have been
neglected or cannot remain in their
present home. An effort is made to
find homes for them, or a home will be
provided until other arrangements can
be made. For those who are turning
in pets - cage, toys and food must be
For more information please contact
506-763-3323. 825

V.o.n. wellness clinic

There will be a free VON Wellness
Clinic held on Thursday
April 21st from 10:30am-
2:30pm at the Kingston
Parish Hall. Drop in for
free blood Pressure, blood
sugar, and total cholesterol
Please call 635-1530 for more
information. 828
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HAMPton-PIggs PeAk neWs
Minga: in a language of Ecuador, “the coming together of a
community for the betterment of all.”
“Minga”. No better word could be used to describe the community
of Hampton’s efforts to reduce the devastating impact of HIV/
AIDS in Swaziland by providing help, hope and opportunity for
a better future… one person at a time. This is the mission of the
Hampton-Piggs Peak Partnership. And no better example of this
ideal exists then within the community of students at Hampton
High School. In fact, it was the “Minga Group” at Hampton High
School that recently raised the incredible total of $2,627.12 for
school feels in Piggs Peak. These funds will sponsor eight fellow
Swazi students through the Partnership’s Starfish program!
HHS teacher Laura Myers describes the efforts of the students
there. “The Minga group, a group of students led by Amanda
Boudreau, organized the fundraising. We started by talking to
all Grade 9 classes about the Starfish program (they didn’t know
about it because they weren’t here last year). Two students went
to each Grade 9 class and read them the Starfish story, showed
them a picture of one of our sponsored students and read the
letter that they had written.”
“I sent out e-mails to all teachers and I included the link to our
partnership web-site and encouraged them to show the web-site
and read the starfish story to their classes. The minimum goal
was for each class to raise $25 (enough to sponsor one student
for one month). As usual, some teachers worked very hard at
encouraging their students. Some even offered to match what
the students brought in.”
“The Minga students decorated ice cream containers with
Starfish drawings and gave one to each homeroom class. From
there, the money just started rolling in. We had two weeks to
collect the money and we offered a cookie party to the class that
brought in the most money per student.”
“Donna Fry’s homeroom (with the help of Mrs. Fry) and Glenn
Hall’s homeroom (with the help of the Green Team) brought in
the most money per person, but there were a lot of great stories
from other teachers as well. Mrs. Parsons in particular was very
happy with the generosity her class showed. Grad class gave the
proceeds from two weeks of popcorn sales and the resource and
methods teachers and TAs had a 50/50 draw. I also posted the
pictures of the six students we are currently sponsoring in the
lobby so the students could see who they were.”
Thank you to the students and staff of HHS for their ongoing
support. Their spirit of giving, their sense of community …
their “minga” … can serve as an example and inspiration to
all of us. If you feel inspired to make a donation or perhaps
even become a Starfish Sponsor, please visit our website www.
hamptonpiggspeak.ca or contact me, Mark Bettle, at 832-0003
or Carl MacKenzie (Starfish Coordinator) at 832-2704. 110

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District 6 Science Fair
On Thursday, March 17th School District 6
held their annual District Science Fair. Schools
from across the district were represented and
over 100 students participated in the event.
Seventy projects were judged with eighteen
being selected to represent the district at
the upcoming Regional Science Fair, to be
held at UNBSJ on Thursday, April 14th.
Congratulations to all who participated and best of luck to those
students who will be moving along to Regional’s.
District 6 Science Fair Winners 2010-11:
Grade 6: 1st, Evan Boucher & Noah Boucher - Macdonald
Consolidated School, How Clean is Your Air?”; 2nd, Kiers-
en Hurley & Juliann Paxiao, Harry Miller Middle School -
“Discovering How Acid Rain Will Affect Plant Growth”; 3rd.
Kendra Kilpatrick - Quispamsis Middle School, “Dent Ou
Grade 7: 1st, Issac Beliveau - Quispamsis Middle School, The Salt”; 3rd, Amber Taylor - Sussex Regional High School,
“Pharmacocinetique”; 2nd, Peter Stanford - Harry Miller Middle “Creatures On Your Counter”.
School, “Coleur Pour Voir Clairement”; 3rd, Molly Boyle - Grade 10: 1st, Cale MacLennan & Nolan Graham - Sussex
Rothesay Park Middle School, “Bundle Up”. Regional High School, “The Coil Gun Experiment”; 2nd, - Jeremy
Grade 8: 1st, Thomas Ryan - Quispamsis Middle School, “Robot Vincent - Sussex Regional High School, “Why Does Ice Cream
Arm”; 2nd, Andrew LeBlanc & Joshua Bennett - Harry Miller Hate Me?”; 3rd, Brandon Moore & Lucas McPhee - Sussex
Middle School, “Bois-Tu le Bon Jus D’Orange”; 3rd, Ashley Regional High School, “Wii Remote Smartboard”.
Henderson - Hampton Middle School, “Will The Type of Water Grade 12: 1st, - Alyson Brown - Hampton High School,
Given To A Seedling Affect Growth?”. “Elephant Toothpaste”; 2nd - Jeff Cummings & Tyler Trecartin
Grade 9: 1st, Kenny Otis - Sussex Regional High School, “Lie To - Hampton High School, “Chemical Equilibrium”; 3rd, Esson
Me”; 2nd, Leah Holah - Kennebecasis Valley High School, “Hold Casey - Hampton High School, “Corn Starch and Water”. 816

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A weekly free children’s program offered by the Head of
Millstream Wesleyan Church for ages 3-12 is held on Tuesdays
from 6:30-7:30pm.
For more information contact Rachel McGuire at 433-1761 or
browse our website at hislight.ca/millstreamwesleyan.html. 515

Country Music Show

The Millstream Rec Council is sponsoring a “Country Music
Show” on Saturday, April 16th at the Millstream Rec Centre
starting at 7:30pm. MC for the evening will be Carmen
McAllister with entertainment by Sherri Lackie, Jeff Green,
Jared Fenwick, Steve Sears, Bob Burgess, Leon Daigle, Darryl
Belding, Stirling Nickerson, Roger McAllister, Mike Whalen,
Nancy & Carrie McAllister.
Admission ($7/person) will go towards purchasing new chairs
for the hall. Everyone is welcome for an evening of great local
“I like me books” Thank you entertainment. 821
School District 6 wishes to thank the Bell Aliant volunteers for
providing the “I Like Me Books” for all grade one students at
books help students build a healthy self-concept through This year’s Spring Violet Tea will take place at Hampton United
literacy and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. The children are Church on Saturday, April 30th, from 11:00am until 1:00pm.
so excited to see their names and the names of their friends, Enjoy a variety of scrumptious sandwiches and your choice of
teacher and school in a very special customized book that decadent, delicious desserts. A quilt display and a Second Time
is theirs to keep. This is the third year for this very successful Around Jewellery Sale will add to your enjoyment.
partnership and is greatly appreciated by the staff members of Tickets will be on sale at the door at $7/adults, $3/children ages
these schools and the students. 4 to 6, no charge for pre-schoolers. Take-outs will be available.
The Bell Aliant volunteers will be at the Belleisle Elementary Hampton United is at 24 Robb Court, off Keirstead Avenue.
School on Wednesday, April 6th at 12:30 to read and pass out This annual event is a project of the Hampton UCW, with
the books. 518 proceeds used to support the group’s many projects. 407

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Why We Do What We Do
It has been nearly eleven years since I left my safe secure (and
boring) government job for the stresses and insecurities of
being a business owner. I have often said to people that if I had
any idea of the complexity of the job I would never have had
the courage. Fortunately, since it all happened within a space
of a single week, I really did not have time to think about what
came after the purchase. As the business has grown, my role
has moved more and more away from the day-to-day operation
and more into the business management. That does take me a
step away from the regular contact with our readers, but every
once in a while we are vividly reminded of why we are in this
business. It is about so much more than making a living.
We recently ran an article submitted by an organization called
Workers 4Wishes who had planned to send an 11 year old
boy fighting cancer to Florida for his March break. The trip
could not take place because of health problems, so alternative
arrangements were made for the family to vacation throughout
New Brunswick instead. A good story about good people
doing good things. Sharing these stories with the community
is what we do. But it is the follow-up that really brings it home.
Shortly after the article ran, we had a phone call here at the
office from a lady who had been touched by the story and the
group’s efforts and wanted to know if she could help.
We don’t always get to see the direct result of the articles we
run in our publications, but when, as with this instance, we
do, we are vividly reminded of why we are “your community
connection”. When we hear from people that their fundraiser
was a big success, that their church supper sold out or lots of
volunteers came forward to make a project happen, we realize
what a vital role we play in connecting people within our
I could have made more money for less effort staying with
that safe secure (and boring) government job, but it would not
have fed my soul like Ossekeag Publishing does. Thank you to
everyone at Ossekeag who has the same passion for doing what
we do. It’s a great way to make a living. 801

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