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A Great Reason to celebrate!

Published September 2, 2013 by oddacity designs

The weather was perfect, and the occasion sublime!  The grand opening of the Bear River Millyard cottages was a complete success in every way!

Those interested in the exciting development of the Bear River Recreation Millyard , and the future of Bear River, gathered on the shores of Bear River on Aug. 17 for a fun filled evening of food, music and comraderie.  During the course of the evening the guests were treated to a look at the fabulous new accommodations, a glimpse of the new book about Bear River, fabulous food, remarks about the development of the property and delightful music by George Sloane, Dan Lagan, Jack Fuller and guest flutist, Ai.

The little yellow houses are the brilliant design of Frank Zimmeck, a true artist, and the guests delighted in the remarkable detail work that adorn  the cottages.  In fact, they delighted in everything about them…especially the view!

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Millyard Day; down by the river….

Published August 25, 2012 by oddacity designs


There was lots of fun on Millyard day, August 18, down at the Bear River Millyard Recreation.  While there were no takers for the mud race, there was still a great time to be had.

There used to be a number of sawmills in Bear River and Bob Benson has put together a great display with the names of those who worked in the mills and some great photos of former glory.  Also on display is a tribute to Bill Morine, fisherman extrordinaire of Bear River.

It doesn’t have to be Millyard day to drop down and enjoy some social time and great buys.  the Millyard Market is open on Saturdays from 10 to 3.

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Here are some of the things you will find…


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.