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A very special fundraising event is happening at Rothesay High School on Saturday, April 14th. The funds raised will support the efforts of 13 Rotary Interact Club students who will build a school in a small and very poor village in the Dominican Republic. The trip is under the guidance of Go. See. And Do! - an excellent program that has made over 20 trips to the Dominican Republic assisting numerous families in need. It is a recognized by Rotary International. The Interact Club is sponsored by the Rothesay Kings Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Saint John. The fundraiser is an important step towards raising $26,000 to help with the build. Imagine for just a moment that your child is being educated in an old school bus. And then imagine again the joy that will be brought to the students and parents of this village when they have a real classroom. Like every parent, they want what is best for their child and these 13 students will help that become a reality. Tickets for A Night at the Races are available at the Rothesay High School Office. It is sure to be an evening filled with friends, fun and food and lots of chances to win great prizes like a Miramichi salmon fishing excursion, a $1,500 room makeover, or a $500 weekend getaway at the Halifax Marriot just to name just a few. We hope to see you there! 221

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Saint Marks Catholic Church (Pettingill Road Quispamsis) is holding a St. Patricks Day Dance on Saturday, March 17th from 9:00pm-12:00midnight with music by The Band with No Name. Doors open at 8:00pm, Dance begins at 9:00pm. Must be 19 years of age or older. Tickets ($12) are available by calling the church office 849-5111. 228

In support of the Kennebecasis Valley Pipes and Drums, a Kitchen Party & Ceilidh Fundraiser will be held on St. Patricks Day, March 17th at KV Billiards. The doors open at 3:00pm with food, beverages, draws, open mic, live music and of course some Pipes and Drums! Advance tickets ($10 advance) are available at KV Billiards,kvpipesanddrums (Facebook) or by calling 650-0653. Tickets ($12) will also be available at the door. 223

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Rothesay Regional Police Force Inspector Jeff Porter, makes a presentation of appreciation to Laun Marie Scott, KV Outreach Co-ordinator. Laun Marie recently won the KV Chamber of Commerce Award for outstanding service to our communities. Rothesay Police Victim Services Co-ordinator, Debby Somerville, states Laun Maries services have been invaluable in assisting members of our community, by offering information and support, education programs and special projects, that have raised awareness of domestic violence and the services available to victims. The You Have a Voice campaign can be directly credited to Laun Mariesefforts and commitment of community service. 220

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The Ladies Division of the Hampton Golf Club invite you to attend our Spring Luncheon & Card Party on Tuesday, March 27th 12:30pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Rothesay Road. The cost is $12/person and all proceeds will again go to Breast Cancer Research. To reserve tickets please call Bobbie McLoughlin at 847-5138.
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Thursday, March 22 at the Riverside Lounge in Jubilee Hall at Parkland in the Valley. Cost per ticket is $10 and that includes dessert, games, 50/50 draw and door prizes. Tours of the facility are available between 12pm-1pm
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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. A clinic will operate in Rothesay to serve residents of the Kennebecasis Valley at St. Pauls Parish Centre on the Rothesay Common on Tuesdays until April 24th from 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00-3:00pm. No appointments are necessary; service is on a first-come firstserved basis. Clients can, if they wish, fill in an information sheet and leave their returns for completion later. Further information on the CVITP (Community Volunteer Income Tax Program) is available on the CRA website: cra-arc. gc.ca , or from the local Tax Services Office at 636-5988. 225

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61 Marr Road, Rothesay, NB E2E 5Y8 847-5146 Branch Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:30-8:00pm; Friday 2:30pm-12:00mid-night; Saturday 2:009:00pm; Sunday 10:30-7:00pm. Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm, Brunch ($6/person); 1:30-7:00pm, Rummoli every second Sunday. Tuesdays (2nd Tuesday of each month) 7:00pm, Executive meeting and General meeting at 8:00pm. Wednesdays (2nd Wednesday of each month) 7:00pm, Ladies Auxiliary. Saturdays 2:00, Shuffleboard. Saturday, March 17th 5:00-7:00pm, Corned Beef & Cabbage to celebrate St. Patricks Day ($12/person). Tickets available at the Branch. Deadline for tickets is March 15th. Everyone welcome. Saturday, March 17th 8:00-11:00pm, St. Patricks Day Dance at the Branch with music provided by GPS Country. Door prize, spot dances, 50/50 draw. Admission $5/person at the door. Everyone welcome. Serving the Public: Catering available. Facility Rentals two rooms available for functions, business and private meetings. Contact Branch for details. Veterans Need Help?: Veterans in need of assistance with VAC applications, disabilities, frailty, medical treatment. Please contact Comrade Norman Gaillard (847-5991) or the Branch.
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The St. James the Less ACW meets for quilting every Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm. For more information contact 847-3268. 211

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KV Coffee House St. Patricks Day Celebration on Saturday, March 17th at the Quispamsis Civic Center (above the fire hall behind Dalys store, elevator available). Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00pm. Come on out and enjoy all the local talent and help us to help the KV Food Basket. Get your free door ticket, you might just win! 50/50 tickets will also be available. Entertainers will include: The Coffee House Girls; John Merrick; Desa - and thats just to name a few. Oh yeah, wear something green!! If you are interested in performing or helping at the Coffee House please call Desa at 847-2917. Heres hoping we can make this a best year yet! 218

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8 River Road, Rothesay General Meetings are held the first Sunday of each month at 6:00pm; all members are welcome to attend. For 2012 Memberships please contact Ann Smith at 847-4163. Memberships are available Thursday nights at canteen or the bar when open. Tuesdays - Starlight Promenaders Square Dance Club from 7:30-10:00pm. For more info please contact Pat & Jim McLean at 763-2634. Wednesdays 6:15-7:30pm TOPS, for more information contact Marg Titus at 847-0395; 7:30pm Crib, everyone welcome. For more info please contact Sam Gauvin at 847-8261. Thursdays - Bingo, doors open at 6:00, games begin at 6:55pm. Regular games, specials, early & late games, building jackpots for Bonanza, Lucky 7, Pyramid, and Treasure Chest games. For more information please contact Richard Smith 847-4163. Saturday, March 17th St. Patricks Day Dance with music by Steve Lyons Kickin Country. Doors open at 8:00, music from 9:00pm-12:00midnight. The Fairvale Outing Association is available for rental for weddings, Christmas Parties and other special events. Home cooking catering is also available for large or small events. For rentals please contact Jeanie Saunders at 847-8332. 210 Singles and Friends will be hosting a Dance on Saturday, March 24th at the Branch #69 Legion, Wilson Street West in Saint John. Doors open at 8:30 and music by DJ from 9:00pm-12:30am. Dance is open to anyone over the age of 19. Admission is $5/ embers and $7/non-members. Check info line for update if weather is nasty. Breakfast for Singles continues every Sunday 10:00am at Hollys Restaurant in Hampton and weekly volleyball on Wednesday evenings 8:00-10:00pm at Rothesay Park Middle School (cost $4) open to all adults - married or single. The purpose of the Singles group is to organize activities for single people to participate in and we welcome your input and suggestions. Our phone line is 696-1914 for updates as to what is happening and our email is singles696-1914@live.ca. 819

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Adult volleyball ($4.00/person) will be held every Wednesday evening (September-June) from 8:00-10:00pm at the Rothesay Park Middle School. For more information contact Allan at 832-7713 or Susan at 635-8830. Please note that if schools are closed/cancelled during the day, volleyball will also be cancelled. 214

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Teen Dance: Celebrate St. Patricks Day on Saturday, March 17th from 7:00-10:00pm at the qplex with a live DJ and full light show! For students in grades 6 through 10. Tickets are available at KV Vitos and the qplex Administration Office. For more information phone 847-4400 (ext 8). Arts & Culture Park Outdoor Rink: The outdoor skating rink is open daily (weather permitting). We encourage you to wear a helmet while skating and for everyones safety, the use of sticks and pucks is prohibited on the ice. For current conditions check out our on-line webcam at quispamsis.ca/artpics to view the skating rink, or call 849-5778. Walking/Running Routes: Challenge yourself to trying one, or all three, of our walking/running routes. Located in the heart of the community, the routes begin and end at the Quispamsis Arts & Culture Park. The 1km, 2.5km, and 5km routes were created to support residents in living a more active lifestyle. A map of the routes is located at the entrance to the park, and colour-coded arrows are placed throughout the streets to assist you in navigating the routes. Individual copies of the map are also available at the main counter at the Town Hall and on our website. Teen Dance: Celebrate St. Patricks Day on Saturday, March 17th from 7:00-10:00pm at the qplex with a live DJ and full light

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show! Students in grades 6 through 10 will also enjoy a concession serving pizza and beverages. Tickets are available at KV Vitos and the qplex Administration Office. For more information phone 847-4400 (ext 8). Up-coming: Some additional items for your calendar: April 7th Gigantic Easter Egg Hunt at the Arts & Culture Park; April 17th Volunteer Recognition at Town Hall (nominations received until March 22nd); April 19th Community Spring Expo at the qplex; April 21st A Cleaner, Greener Quispamsis for Earth Day. Twitter: For the latest on whats happening at the qplex, such a public skating schedules and walking track hours, follow us on Twitter @Quispamsisqplex. Q-mail: If you would like to be added to our email list please email mlucas@quispamsis.ca. Once added to the list you will receive emails about upcoming special events and programs. Calendar of Events: On our website is a user-friendly webcalendar, an interaction opportunity for local community groups, etc. Please feel welcome in posting your upcoming event on this Calendar of Events page. For additional information on future programs, registration forms, special events and facility bookings please visit our website quispamsis.ca or drop us a line at 849-5778. Submitted By: Megan Lucas, Program Director. 201

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The KV Midget C Canadians have had an exciting hockey season; placing second in the KV Subway Christmas Tournament and hosting the 4th Annual Friendship Series with the North River PEI, Midget A Flames in February. The Canadians are currently in third place and looking forward to the play-offs. We would like to thank our family and friends for supporting and cheering us on. Also, a big thank you goes out to the following Sponsors for your generous donations. APM Tools, Dr. Michael Blaney and Atlantic Vet, Brett Chev-Olds, Caldwell Transport, Canadian Tire, City of Saint John, CLOW Canada, Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd, Estey Group, Goodyear Canada, Guardian Drugs, Kennebecasis Superstore, Kent, KVMHANRMHA, Mike Forbes, NB Hon. Margaret-Ann Blaney, Parts for Trucks, Procanna Siding Materials, QPLEX, Rothesay Arena, Saint John Sea Dogs, Saybolt Canada, Stewart McKelvey, Towns of Quispamsis and Rothesay, Ultimate Auto Ltd and Wyndham Worldwide. 222

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VON Foot Clinics in Quispamsis are held at St. Marks Church (Pettingill Road) every Wednesday. For more information/appointments please call the VON Office at 635-1530. 209

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Are your presentation skills exciting or excruciating? Do your knees shake when you have to speak in public? Do you wish you had better speaking skills or knew how to run a business meeting? KV Toastmasters (where youll learn skills that will transform your presentations from tired to admired) meets on Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00pm at Rothesay High School (in the library) - only on days school is in session - check our website for more information. Visit www.KVtoastmasters.org or phone Jean at 763-3923. 219

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The Preceptor Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held a concert in October 2011. The following acts performed: Shirley & Ross; Acts IV; Rothesay-Kings Rotary Girls choir; Saint John Mens Chorus; Melodic Moments. We recently decided who we wanted to support with the funds - Cole Sleep, a Hampton boy with cancer; Issac Larson, a Saint John boy with cancer; KV Food Basket; Senior Resource Centre; KVHS Buy a Seat program. We want to thank all of our supporters! 217

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The Kennebecasis Valley Camera Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Kennebecasis Select Funeral Home (152 Pettingill Road) at 7:30pm. Every month we have photographic assignments and a field trip. Often we have guest speakers and, of course, we also have an annual camping excursion. Visitors are always welcome; come visit and see if we are a fit for you. Come for the photography, but stay for the people. 402

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The Bradley Lake Community Centre can accommodate up to 150 people is available to rent for weddings, receptions, birthday parties (includes a large kitchen). For more information or to make a booking for an event please call 847-8442 or 847-7170. 216

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CBDC Kings and Junior Achievement are teaming up in the Kings County and surrounding rural areas to promote entrepreneurship to our youth! If you are unfamiliar with Junior Achievement, it is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing youth to succeed in a global economy. JA offers business education programs in the areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, delivered at no cost to elementary, middle and high schools. Our unique programs allow students to experience and understand business, preparing them for leadership. They enable young people to gain financial responsibility, make confident decisions and become innovators. This is where we need your help! We are calling upon business professionals in our area to volunteer to help promote entrepreneurship. What this would entail would be meeting with the JA Regional Director and learning about what it is JA does and how you would deliver the info to the students. You then would visit a school and explain the program while drawing from your own personal business experiences and making the situations real for the kids. There are currently two upcoming volunteer opportunities: Monday, March 19th - Quispamsis Middle School, three volunteers needed to deliver a condensed version of a program called, Economics for Success. This is only one hour and has grade eight students go through a budgeting exercise to show them the importance of having a successful career and staying in school all while learning about financial literacy in a practical way. Friday, April 13th - Belleisle Elementary School, five volunteers needed (one per class) to deliver the Our Community program to grades 3-5. The session is about two hours, and its a really fun way for the kids to get thinking about what needs are and how the businesses in their community help to satisfy those needs. Keep in mind, this information is for kids and is tailored for their age groups. So if you are concerned about the topics or not being an expert, everything is addressed prior to meeting the children. In total, you would likely be looking at between three and four hours of volunteer time (training and presenting). Check out the Junior Achievement website if you would like information on the organization and what else they do - newbrunswick.jacan.org. 409

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School District 6 District Education Council will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 14th at Kennebecasis Valley High School, 398 Hampton Road, Quispamsis; beginning at 7:00pm. All are welcome! 804

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Tony Ratchford has said Any time someone in Hampton is growing their business it is helping to grow the community. Come along to the next HACC Lunch n Learn and hear how Tony has grown his own Subway empire and now brings his ideas to the new Destination Committee. Lunch is at the Bamara Inn, 998 Main Street, on Wednesday, March 28th at 12:00noon. Call 832-2559 or email hacc@nbnet. nb.ca by March 23rd to reserve your seat. The entry fee of $14 includes lunch, tax, gratuity and the opportunity to be inspired VOLuNTeerS Are NeeDeD by a dynamic speaker. 407 The New Brunswick Competitive of Festival of Music is looking for volunteers for this years festival which will take place April K.O.c. crIBBAGe 23rd-May 5th. We could use people who are willing to work in The Knights of Columbus will be hosting Cribbage one of the venues, pick up our adjudicators at the airport, drive Games every Thursday evening at 7:30pm. adjudicators two and from their venue or help at either of our Admission $5 for 8 games. Have fun, meet new Final Concerts on April 28th & May 5th. If you would like further information, visit our website: friends and win prizes. The games are held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, lower hall (new nbfestivalofmusic.ca and click on Volunteers. For further church on Gondola Point Road). Enter via the back information, please contact Nadine Lane 635-4128 or 647-0253 anytime. 809 entry on the right. 404

As part of the Loyalist City Amateur Radio Clubs celebration of the 75th anniversary of the clubs formation in 1937, an operational station will be set-up along with a display of information on the Clubs history on Saturday, March 17th from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Millidgeville-North End Lions Club (61 Elgin Street, Saint John). Amateurs, those interested in amateur radio and the general public are invited to attend. 602

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The Kings County Historical & Archival Society, Inc., will hold its next meeting on Saturday, March 24th at the United Church Hall in Sussex Corner beginning at 2:00pm. The special topic for the meeting will be the Corn Hill Nursery with Bob Osbourne. All are welcome to attend. 811

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1 Landing Court, Quispamsis, NB E2E 4R2 849-5314, kvlibrary. org. facebook.com/kennebpl Childrens Programs: Toddler Time: Tuesdays from 10:30-11:00am; Three And Up Club: Fridays from 10:30-11:00am. Family Drop-In Table: Check out our family drop-in centre with weekly themes and crafts for parents and/or caregivers and children to enjoy together. Young Adult/Adult Programs: Kennebecasis Library Book Club: Meets every third Thursday. March 29th - Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards. Gr@Ph!X Novel Book Club: Meets Saturday, March 24th - The Sandman vol. 1-2. Newcomers Coffee Hour: Thursdays from 10:30-11:30am. Knitting Club: Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm. Friday, March 16th 10:30am, St. Patricks Day Puppet Show.
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The Knights of Columbus Council #6766, is hosting Cribbage Games every Thursday at 7:30pm. Admission $5 for eight games. Have fun, meet new friends, win prizes. To be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, lower hall on Gondola Point Road, Rothesay. Enter via the back door on the right. 208

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At the Kennebecasis Seniors Club we play Bridge and 45s every Tuesday from 1:30 to 4:00pm at St. Davids Church in Rothesay. Casual and friendly atmosphere. We just play for fun! All beginners and experienced players welcome. Free lessons for beginners. We are recruiting new members now and we need you! Please call us at 849-3267. 212

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Life Is Better With Friends. Are you a newcomer to Saint John? Are you looking to meet new people and find interesting things to do? Saint John Kennebecasis Valley Newcomers is a club for women who have moved to the Greater Saint John and Kennebecasis Valley area in the past two years. We meet for coffee, lunch, dinner, Bridge, book club, moms and tots, walking, skiing, and various other events. Get in touchmeet other newcomers to the Greater Saint John area If you would like to join, e-mail us at sjkvnewcomersclub@gmail. com. For more information go to our blog at sjkvnewcomers. blogspot.com. 600 On Saturday, March 31st Janets family and friends will be holding a Dinner & Auction Fundraiser at the Aquarius Tavern (Fairville Blvd, Saint John) to raise money to help Janet in her battle with Cancer. Janet was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2011 and has undergone surgery and will be enduring treatment this spring and into the summer. If you cannot join us on March 31st we are asking for your support in helping Janet by sending a monetary pledge or by donating an item for the Auction. Anyone who knows Janet has been touched by her kindheartedness, compassion, determination, and exhausting energy. For those of you who do not know Janet, she and Paul raised four children in Hampton - Courtenay, Curtis, Cara and Connor. The entire family participated in multitudes of sports, which Janet coached and played. Janet has been a very active volunteer in our community in many positions and facets. She taught Religious Education, volunteered at school, parent advisory committee, President of Hampton Minor Hockey, member of the Hampton Community Centre Board of Directors, member of multitudes of committees to name a few. Its time for us to give back and help Janet. Thank you in advance for your support. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Please e-mail or call if you have any questions. Tickets can be purchased at Glam Tan in Hampton; by email: saintp@ nb.sympatico.ca or by phone at 832-4334. All donations can be made at any Bayview Credit Union in the area. 805

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On Thursday, March 1st the annual Districts 6 & 8 High School Choral Workshop took place in Quispamsis. Hosting of this years non-competitive event was District 6. Co-planners and clinicians were Spencer Belyea from Kennebecasis Valley High School and Michael Molloy from Harbour View High School. More than 150 high school singers came from these schools as well as Saint John High School with Patricia Gallagher, Hampton High School with Christine Dowling, Rothesay High School with Bertis Sutton, St. Malachys High School with Mary Ann Melvin, and Simonds High School with Franco Cucinelli. The successful day of glorious music making included a nutrition break and finished off with a bowling and pizza social. An informal concert showcased the choral talents of KVHS, HVHS and SJHS as well as the massed choir finale. 812

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Conductor Patricia Gallagher and the Saint John High School Choir. The Quispamsis Seniors group (60 plus) meets every Thursday 1:30pm at the Civic Centre for a short meeting and then crib/ auction 45s; followed by a light lunch and social time. For more information please contact Ruth at 847-8752. 205

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Program for relatives and friends of people living with a mental illness will be offered by the Schizophrenia Society. Register now for Strengthening Families Together, an eight session free program, for families and friends that provides information, skill building and support. The program will begin on Saturday, March 17th and run on alternate Saturday mornings from 10:00am-12:00noon at 157 Duke St. Saint John (Mental Health Recovery Centre). Call 648-7660 or email schizophreniasj@gmail.com for more information or to register. 604

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Stewarton United Church, with its freshly painted exterior and green doors is certainly a beautiful picture in the midst of the snow that surrounds it. Our next step in restoring this beautiful 145 year old church is to repair the foundation in the spring. To help us with that project, Shanklin Road will be performing a concert at Belleisle Regional High School on Saturday, March 24th at 7:30pm with tickets ($10) being sold at the door. We are hoping for a good turn out as we know everyone loves Shanklin Road! See you there. 816

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The Kings County Historical & Archival Society, Inc., is pleased to announce that the winner of our 2011 Quilt Fundraiser was Ron Furlong of Quispamsis. Thanks to all who supported us by buying tickets. 813

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Project Linus was named for the adorable blanket toting character from the Peanuts comic strip. Charles Schultz was aware of Project Linus and was delighted to have Linus inspire blanket makers to help comfort a child in need. Blankets are given to children when they are in need of a big warm HUG! My chapter has donated to the Hampton and Grand Bay RCMP, Rothesay Fire and Police departments, Hestia House, First Steps and other children who were in need. I would like to Thank Vera Turnbull, students, staff and parents of RCS Netherwood for their kind and generous donations to Project Linus. Vera has been a tireless worker on the Project for 10 years. Every year she comes up with more and more quilts, she is a dynamo. A large tip of the hat to her and her students/ staff that get together for this. Without people like this Project Linus would not exist. At this time I would also like to ask for yarn donations for a wonderful lady who has offered to knit blankets for Project Linus - wew worsted four-ply or baby yarn is acceptable, large balls make a quilt for a teen in need, smaller one for the youngsters. Thank you in advance. Anyone who has yarn to donate can contact me at w.finnie@nb.sympatico.ca. Wanda Finniemore Regional Director of Project Linus. 808

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In support of Hestia House, a Colleen Dinner (sorry gentlemen this is a ladies only event) will be held on Saturday, March 17th at the Delta Hotel. The evening will begin with a Reception at 6:00 and the Dinner will start at 7:00pm. The evening will also feature a guest speaker, auction and live band. Tickets ($70/person, $525/table for 8) are available at Scotiabank all greater Saint John branches including Grand Bay and Hampton. All funds raised at this event will be donated to Hestia House. 925

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The Saint John Chapter No 14, Order of the Eastern Star, hold their meetings on the second Wednesday of each month (September-June), at the Masonic Temple, 92 Germain Street, Saint John. We extend an invitation to all Eastern Star members who may have recently moved to the Greater Saint John area to attend our meetings. For more information you may call 847-1283, or 652-4647. 920

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On February 2nd approximately 60 Rotarians from the Rothesay-Kings Rotary, the Saint John Rotary and the Rothesay High Interact Club gathered and the Meanans Cove beach house to hear Dr. Bob Chagrasulis speak about the BioSand Water Filter Project in the Dominican Republic. Several Rotary clubs have provided not only financial support to providing safe clean drinking water to the eastern region of the DR, but have provided the manpower as well. Last year several members of the Hampton Rotary Club travelled to La Romana, and this year Rotarian Grant Kimball from the Rothesay-Kings Rotary and his wife Kathi made the trip to physically help with the installation of the Biosand Water Filters. During the past two years through the efforts of Rotarians there have been over a thousand filtration systems installed in the Bateys of the Eastern Dominican Republic, providing clean safe water to families of that region. The Rothesay- Kings Rotary has already began its fundraising for a commitment of $5000 to this project in 2013. 204

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Adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is something many people do selflessly in an effort to protect the environment and ensure that the generations to come have a healthy planet at their disposal. But that same lifestyle can also pay instant dividends, helping homeowners save money and creating a healthier atmosphere in which to live. As spring cleaning season gets set to hit full swing, what better time to do some "spring greening"? Homeowners can make the most of spring cleaning by making several manageable changes around the house that can protect the environment without disrupting one's current lifestyle. Clean green. Instead of using harmful chemical cleaners when cleaning around the house this spring, choose green cleaning supplies that don't release harmful chemicals or toxins into the air. Paint with the planet in mind. Spring is a popular time to repaint rooms in the house. Homeowners with painting on their to-do list this spring cleaning season should choose no- or low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints. Fix those drafts. Chances are, after a long winter homeowners are well aware of which rooms were warm and which might have had drafts. Visit those colder rooms and plug any air leaks around the house. This will result in a lower heating bill next winter and could save substantial amounts of energy. For homeowners with attics, checking the attic for air infiltration should be done each and every year. Valley Viewer - March 13, 2012 22 www.ossekeag.ca

Unplug the appliances. Perhaps nothing around the house silently uses energy as much as a plugged-in appliance that's not being used. Certain estimates suggest as much as 40 percent of a monthly utility bill is going toward powering home appliances that are turned off. While every home is different, it's a safe bet that most homes can save energy by simply unplugging appliances that aren't in use. Go low-flow. Spring cleaning isn't just for clearing out the winter clutter. It's also a time when many homeowners fix up the house. If replacing showerheads, faucets or even toilets is on the to-do list, replace existing fixtures with low-flow models to save water and money. Shop for sustainable materials. Sustainable flooring is growing in popularity now that going green has truly taken off. Search for wood that has been harvested in an environmentally friendly ways. Sustainable flooring materials include bamboo and cork, which many homeowners find as aesthetically appealing as it is eco-friendly. Explore alternative landscaping methods. Xeriscaping, a style of landscape design that requires little or no irrigation, can save significant amounts of water. However, homeowners should consult a landscaping professional to determine if xeriscaping is a viable alternative to more traditional landscaping in their region. If xeriscaping can be done, then homeowners will save water while also reducing the use of potentially harmful pesticides and chemicals commonly used to keep lawns looking lush.

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Revitalize Your Lawn After a Long Winter


Every spring, homeowners head outside to take stock of how the winter treated their lawn. Homeowners in areas that experience heavy snow or rainfall each winter likely do not look forward to this inventory, fearful of what another harsh winter did to their property. Fallen tree branches, frozen ground and winter wind storms can do a number on even the most well-manicured lawns, turning a summertime labor of love into a nightmare. While homeowners might not be able to do anything about the weather, there are ways to revitalize a lawn each spring. And you don't have to be an accomplished landscaper to handle the task. The following tips can help bring your luscious lawn back to life, helping make winter a distant memory. Remove all debris from your yard. Debris includes any trash in the yard, wood, large roots, fallen branches, and even stones. The presence of trash such as broken glass or even faded paper products such as cups or bags is not only unsafe for the environment, but it can prove harmful to anyone who might be out in the yard once your grass grows, especially if you have children. Oftentimes, winter winds can blow trash from nearby garbage cans across the yard, no matter how neatly homeowners put out their trash. Consider seeding the lawn if need be. For lawns that took a particularly harsh beating over the winter, consider seeding the lawn to help revitalize it. When seeding a lawn, be sure you choose the right seeds. Different regions respond

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better to different types of grass. But don't be intimidated if you don't know the correct grass to choose. Simply ask a landscaper or consult a lawn care specialist at a nearby home improvement center as to which type of grass is the best fit your region and your yard. Smooth the soil. Once all debris been removed, examine the soil for any abnormalities that might need to be smoothed out. Use a spade or rake to smooth any areas that aren't up to par. Next you'll want to loosen the soil as well, something that can be done with a garden rake. Any unsightly areas, such as humps or ditches, should either be smoothed out or filled in, depending on which is appropriate. This can be done with some soil and should not prove too costly. When you're ready to seed, the seed can be scattered by hand for smaller yards, or with a drop spreader for larger lawns. When spreading with a drop spreader, use the suggested amount of seed on the bag (even a little less seed should do the trick) and make sure you spread out the rows evenly in the same direction. Once you've sowed the first part of your lawn in one direction, you can crisscross back over that part at a 90-degree angle, making sure you keep equal distance and calibrate your spreader at the same speed. Add mulch for aesthetic and practical appeal. Moist helps the soil, and can also add aesthetic appeal to a lawn. Moist helps the soil by allowing it to retain moisture, making it more conducive to growing healthy grass. When laying mulch down, keep the mulch at roughly a quarter-inch to ensure your lawn will grow in nicely.

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One of the best things about the dawn of spring and the return of warmer weather is the chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air. For homeowners, this is the perfect opportunity to assess any damage the previous months did to yards and develop a plan restore properties. Don't jump the gun. The first warm day of spring might seem like a great time get out in the yard and get your hands dirty. But it's best to wait until the grass has completely dried out before getting to work. Raking on wet grass increases the risk of tearing out grass, which can cause bald spots and the growth of weeds down the road. In addition, stepping on the grass while the ground is still wet can compact the soil, which can slow drainage and block the lawn's roots from breathing. Aerate, particularly if the yard is a heavy traffic area once the warm weather arrives. If your yard transforms into a child's wonderland upon the arrival of spring and summer, you might want to revive the soil by aerating. When the yard gets heavy usage, it's easy for soil to become compacted, which makes it hard for air and water to reach the lawn's roots. That can eventually make for a less-than-appealing lawn. So if your yard is the place to be come the warmer months, aerate in the spring to loosen the soil and make it easier for the lawn to withstand the months ahead.

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Remove debris that's piled up. Debris has a tendency to infest a yard over the course of the winter months. Fallen branches, stones and even trash can accumulate in a yard, putting those who spend time in the yard at risk of injury once the warm weather returns. For instance, bits of twigs and pebbles that are blown across the yard during a windy winter can be embedded in the yard, making the yard less of a haven and more of a hazard. Once the grass is dry enough to walk on, walk around the property and remove any debris that's piled up over the last few months. Remove thatch. Once the grass has dried, you can begin to remove thatch that's built up over the winter. Thatch is potentially very harmful to soil, blocking sunlight, air and moisture the soil needs to ensure a lawn looks lush and healthy. Thatch removal does not necessarily need to be an annual task. If thatch buildup is insignificant, then it can be done every other year. Just use a dethatching rake to make the job much easier. No matter how harsh the winter months might have been, spring is a great time for homeowners to restore the property around their homes.

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Recognizing Roof Damage
The spring season is a time for many things, from rediscovering the great outdoors to clearing the clutter leftover from another long winter. For many homeowners, that spring cleaning also means a careful examination of a home's exterior. Winter can prove especially harsh on a home's exterior, in particular the roof. While stains on the ceiling or obvious leaks are easy ways to detect roof damage, many times problems with a roof are not so obvious. For homeowners hoping to give their roof a thorough end-of-winter examination, consider the following tips for recognizing roof damage. Look on the ground surrounding the home. While it might seem odd to look down to see if a roof has been damaged, some of the most telltale signs of roof damage could be right in the yard, nearby bushes or driveway. Once the snow clears, homeonwers should take a walk around the property and look on the grounds for any shingles, be it full shingles or pieces of shingle. This is best done as soon as possible and definitely should be done before the first lawn mowing of the spring season. Inspect the roof's supporting cast. Homeowners living in regions where heavy snowfall is common should also look at the support beams in their attics. Roofs tend to take a beating in regions with heavy snowfall, as the weight of all that snow can take its toll over time. Even if the roof appears to have made it through another harsh winter, it's still a safe and smart bet to see how well the roof's supporting cast handled the harsh weather as well.

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By Debbie Hickey
Our birthday is fast approaching. As I mentioned last issue, on April 6th the Hampton Herald will be thirty years old. Coming up in October the Valley Viewer reaches another milestone, turning twenty. While thirty is only one year more than twentynine, for some reason the round numbers always seem to hold more authority! And are generally deemed more worthy of celebration. So we here at Ossekeag have been contemplating how to best celebrate these anniversaries. If this were a thirtieth wedding anniversary it would traditionally be celebrated with pearls. Well, I have no pearls to hand out, not even pearls of wisdom. What I do have is a request. To mark these special dates we propose to publish our top tips for building better communities. That is after all what Ossekeag Publishing is all about. We solicit your editorial on all of the great things happening in the communities we serve and at no charge to you to submit, or to you to receive, we share that information with everyone in the community. For our anniversary we want to take this one step further. It is our hope to publish tips on simple things we can do to help build better communities, whether it is donating to the food bank, picking up litter when we are walking or reading to kindergarten students at the local school. We encourage you to send in your ideas and tips for us to compile and share. And more . . . look around your community and take note of those people who are role models for building better communities and tell us about them. The person who continues to coach minor hockey long after their own kids have grown and moved on. The person who is always first to step forward to help a family in need. The student who organizes food drives. April is also Volunteer Month, so what a great time to acknowledge the people in our communities who do so much to make our place in the world so amazing. To inspire each of us: Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer . . . and . . . If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. ~Betty Reese. 801

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BuSINeSS OPPOrTuNITIeS BucK Or TWO PLuS! Franchise opportunity in SUSSEX. A new franchise business opportunity is now available in Sussex, includes inventory, training, POS and home office support. If you have retail experience and you are considering becoming a franchise owner, call Finlay Burt at 1-800-890-8633 for more details or email at fburt@ extremeretail.ca. cHILD cAre FIRST WONDERS DAYCARE has openings for children 2-5 years old. Government licensed, we follow the New Brunswick curriculum framework for early learning & child care. Located off the far end of the Hampton Rd. in Quispamsis 849-4106. eMPLOyMeNT BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Turn 5-10 hours/week into $1000+/month. Operate a mini office outlet from your computer, FREE evaluation. www.yourfreedomoffice.com. CAREGIVER WANTED, for special care home, First Aid & CPR required. call Krissy at 832-4051. FIreWOOD SPrINGFIeLD FIreWOOD, quality hardwood, cut, split, delivered. Call 485-2349. TIRED OF GETTING THE WRONG size wood? Firewood cut to specification. Call Doug 763-3486. CUT, SPLIT, DELIVERED, mostly maple, prompt delivery. Call 433-4263. FOr reNT FURNISHED BED SITTING room, central Rothesay, all services, $400. 847-2387. FOr SALe USED APPLIANCES, 24 electric stoves in stock, exterior/interior doors, tires (most sizes), new sky light, used windows, and household items. 218 Main St. Norton. 839-2628. MAHOGANY DUNCAN PHYFE drop leaf table, approx. value $1,400, asking $650. Call 849-3404. FOUR, P235/70R15 Motormaster, Total Terrain tires, less than 300kms, have receipt, $375. Call 654-7735. NOTIceS WrITerS WOrKSHOP Saint John Regional Library Market Square April 21. The Pitch of Your Life: Writing Book Proposals and Social Media for Writers. www.pwacswnb.ca, info@pwacswnb.ca for more info. OAK TREE PHOTOGRAPHY is about to discard negatives from its Graduation portrait years 1992-2002. Order now before its too late. Hours Mon.-Fri. 10am5pm. 832-3999. PrAyerS MOTHER TERESA - say 9 Hail Marys for 9 days. Ask for 3 wishes, first for business, second and third for the impossible. Publish this article on the 9th day. Your wishes will come true even though you may not believe it. Amazing, but true! L.P. reAL eSTATe NICELY LANDSCAPED bungalow with paved driveway, baby barn, secluded back yard, new roof, large windows, new well pump, watersoftener, hardwood floors throughout, all appliances included (bonus brand new dishwasher, countertop), main floor laundry, $174,900. 506832-3231 / 22fairmont@hotmail.ca. SerVIceS OFFereD LICENSED CARPENTER 20+ years experience. Custom kitchens; cabinet making; finish/trim work; hardwood stairs; renovations; counter top replacement. Brent St. Peter 651-7859.

GROUND BREAKING LTD. Mini excavator, backhoe and dump truck. Experienced crew with full liability insurance. Drain tile, small demolition, topsoil, culverts, landscaping, shoreline work and more. Chris 639-8766 or Matt 651-5172. GETTING MARRIED (BOOK EARLY). Civil weddings performed when and where you choose. Telephone 847-2079. B. LEMON MASONRY, RESIDENTIAL, commercial, brick, blocks, stonework, chimneys, re-pointing, walkways. Free estimates call Brent at 847-5126, cell 333-0449. MArSHALL MOVING, household moves, deliveries, scrap/junk removal. Phone 608-4993. ScrAP MeTAL DrOP Off Site. All car parts, car batteries, lawn mowers, washers & dryers, pots & pans, scrap metal etc. Free junk car and truck removal. Open 7 days/week, 187 French Village Road. Phone 847-3569. God Bless you and thank you for your support. NOrSeSuN 216-2628 John Deere home & workshop products; air compressors, generators, grills, heaters, powertools, pressure washers, tool chests, truck boxes, jobsite boxes. Call 216-2628 DAVES LIGHT TRUCKING & Cleaning Service, junk, garbage, construction & roofing materials, demolition, brush, decks, small moving jobs. 7 days a week. Also picking up unwanted vehicles. 8323982 or 653-0026. HENDERSON OVERHEAD DOORS - Laforge. Sales and services of overhead doors, operators and weather stripping of all models. Phone 485-2151. COUNTRY HAIRSTYLING 234 Hammond River Rd., Quispamsis. Great prices, great hours. Look forward to seeing you. Sandra Smith 849-2118. BuyING JUNK CARS, trucks, travel trailers, motor homes, farm machinery. I pay you cash. Call 721-4255. WEDDING OFFICIANT - plan unique ceremony celebrating love & commitment; when, where, how you wish. Book now for best dates. Janet 847-9833. HERITAGE UPHOLSTERY. Residential, commercial, recreational, restyling and customization. Trust your furniture to the professionals. The most training and experience in the Kennebecasis. Serving you for 30 years. Offering project classes. 849-8008. RITE WAY CLEANERS now has openings for residential and commercial cleaning. We offer de-cluttering, organizing and will clean your house from top to bottom. For a free estimate call Fallon, 832-3894. HAuL AWAy of junk cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment. Small fee for appliances and small scrap. Drop off site 54 Backland Road, Kingston. 763-2933 or 333-9067. BRIANS MAINTENANCE & Home Repair, carpentry, kitchens, bath, painting, ceramic tile, electrical etc. Over 20 years experience. Free estimates. Call Brian 839-2296. VILLAGE UPHOLSTERY & REFINISHING - Craftsmanship. RVs, boat covers, recovering & restyling repairs. HD foam, T-Trailers, caning, seagrass, canvas. 832-7870. WANTeD LOOKING FOR COMPUTERS, working or not, pick up available, free or reasonable. 757-2798 afternoon & evenings. WANTeD HOUSES TO CLEAN. Reasonable rates. References available. Call Tammy at 333-4855.

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