All posts for the month May, 2012

Village News May 22

Published May 22, 2012 by oddacity designs

It was a busy Victoria Day Weekend in Bear River with the opening of two summer Markets.

Saturday, May 19 was the first Saturday of the 2012 Market at the Bear River Millyard Recreation.  The weather was perfect and the place was hopping!

Angela McMullan congratulates Bob Benson on a job well done.

Maggie Morine shows a friend how to load a dog.

Francois Bellefontaine admires a friend’s hosta purchase.

On Sunday, May 20 ,another perfect May Day was the setting for the Bear River Farmer’s Market on the waterfront park.

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In other News:

We wish a speedy recovery to Larry Geshue who is having surgery for a hip replacement.

The last Friday night music event at Myrtle and Rosies for the summer is Friday, May 25th.  Don’t worry, they plan to be back in the fall.

Eleanor Balser’s sister, was recently visiting from Quebec.

Peter Pierce  and wife  from Alberta recently visited with  brother Micheal Pierce and Eva Tibbetts.

Bob and Sylavia Smith recently enjoyed a vacation in PEI.

Emily Hurlock is in Toronto visiting with the Nikitin family and seeing the sights.

Sandi Innes spent the past weekend with her aunt and uncle, Carl and Marion Yorke, in the Kentville area.

Belated happy birthday to Ralph Jefferson who  celebrated May 18th.

Congratulations to Nathan Waterman and Rosie Meuse on their Tenth anniversary May 25.  To help celebrate the special occasion, Ben and Stephanie Waterman and their four children from New Hampshire will be visiting for a week.  Also home is Wanda Waterman who has been staying with Ben and family for the past few months.

Village News, May 16

Published May 16, 2012 by oddacity designs

May 16

  Wow, good news happening up at the Oakdene Center! Linda Mae Findlay, president, just received word that the Center has been approved funds of  $15,577 under the New Horizons for Seniors Grant.  This money will be used to put metal roofing on the front south slope, put new front and  fire exit doors on the main floor, and install Lexan plastic on 15 windows for energy efficiency.

Kudos to the Oakdene Board for their tenacity in keeping the old girl going.

A lovely and fun-filled Mother’s day picnic took place on the waterfront Park, hosted by Jon Welch and  Erin Schopfler.  Nice to see the space being used!

Cecil Hooper has resigned as president of the Bear River Legion, Branch 22.  Todd Sloan, first vice president has stepped forward to fill the position.

Village News: As it happens: May 10.

Published May 10, 2012 by oddacity designs

A tragic highway accident took the lives of Freda and Norm Gammon on Tuesday, May 8th.  The accident happened on the stretch of Highway 101 near Grosse Coques, and involved a second car, seriously injuring both occupants.  The accident occurred around 9 pm.

Freda and Norm Gammon, both in their 70’s, were well known and well loved in their home community of Clementsvale, where they were actively involved in the vital Clementsvale Garden Club. Their energy and good humor will be greatly missed in the community and surrounding area.


Raine Ryan , daughter of Shyla Harris and Cory Ryan, has undergone surgery and is doing very well . While she will be spending a little more time in hospital,  we hope to announce her arrival home in Bear River soon.


Joe Zawko has landed back in town after a winter in Florida and is beginning to fill up his calendar with social events of all kinds.


Betty Levin is back in Bear River and seeing Spring in the village for the first time.


We wish a speedy recovery to Linda Rice who is in the Digby Hospital recovering from injuries to her hip, from a recent fall.


Congratulations to Sheila and Mac Justason who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversay on May 5th.  A lovely party was held for them at the Changing Tides Diner.


Lucy (Glover) Mullen is being cared for in the Digby Hospital for breathing problems.  We wish her a quick recovery.