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Village news July 2015

Published July 10, 2015 by oddacity designs

Francois Bellefontaine spent some time in June back in Montreal and returned to entertain some family and friends. Tiring of that he went to visit a friend for a few days.
We are thrilled to announce that Karen Mansfield’s last test results showed completely positive results. Horray Karen!
Simone Sleeth Wilson celebrated birthday times at the Milford House with the boys and friends.
Unfortunately Darla and River Anderson have departed for points south. But the good news is, Joe Zawko has arrived for the summer months, and is busy getting into a social whirl.
Welcome back to Dove Ballon and Alan Dale who are here for their 20th summer. Incredible.
Zoe Onysko was happy to entertain friends from different parts of Canada during June.
Carol and Hayden Jones or Monmouth, Wales, spent 10 days visiting the village and all their good friends they have here.
Cindy O’Donnell has broken new running records! Congratulations, and go girl go!
Harvey Marcotte has returned after spending some time in Rhode Island.
Micheal Glover has returned to Bear River after many years in California. Welcome back!
Leslie Milbury is now home from the hospital and is doing much better. Great News!
Flora Doehler spent some time in”the most beautiful place in the world”, Brier Island, where she did some painting. She has also been spending time working on a solution to the Greek economic crisis.
Ben Wilson is off to CFB Gagetown to continue his cadet training.
Sandi Burrel has returned home after living in Alberta for the past little while.
Congratulations to Nathan Waterman and Rose Meuse on the new addition to thier family. Declan Meuse Waterman arrived in June, a a real bundle of joy, and a little brother for Cedar Rose.
A lovely solstice party was held at the home of Suzie Jacques and Jack Fuller..with great music food and company.
George Sloan and Susan Friend celebrate the fifth anniversary of their move to Bear River on July 14.
Glendean Parker is back in Bear River after her delightful cross country trip.
Frank and Petra Ziemmeck arrived from Berlin to spend a quick visit on their way to Yarmouth.
Dick Rampen and Cathy Zach are back for another summer and looking forward to good weather.
Welcome to Carolyn Buck and Norman Stiff who have just moved to Bear River from Ontario. They are now happily settled in the former Fran Fetter home.
Gertrude and Bob Benson were pleasantly surprised and happy to have Marg and Richard Allen of Yarmouth drop by for a visit in June.
Birthdays: JULY
Marsha Buckler July 3,
Jennifer Ring July 4,
Sue Long July 11
Donna Perkins July 13
Donna Ellis Peck July 17
Edith Jefferson July 18,
Michael Pierce July 21,
Gary Hurlock July 23
Mary Allen July 28
Mary Golding July 19
Arthur Isles turns 95 July 30
August Birthdays
Jane Porter Aug 2
Margie Cooper: Aug 3
Kelly Gilliam, ` Aug 3
Blake Potter, ` Aug.3
Bobby Perkins, Aug 4
Lilas Peck, Aug 4
Tom Mullen, Aug 8
Bob Benson: Aug 12
A belated happy birthday to Bonnie McLeod who celebrated June 27.

Congratulations to Barry and Sheila
Cassidy who celebrate 53 years together
on July 14.
Jennifer & Darren Ring, celebrating 24
years July 20th.

Canada Day was back in town this year and the fun loving crowd really appreciated it. Lots of music and games and food…and the fireworks were amazing..thanks to Teresa Dawson, Darryl Jelfs and Glen Rice. But the big thanks goes to Teresa Henshaw who got the celebration back into the day in Bear River, and her amazing crew of volunteers. That’s what a community is all about isn’t it? Or is it what Canada is all about?
Rodent Race winners
1st – Julie Harris with Silver the Gerbil
2nd – Skylar Harris with Winchester the Gerbil
Pet Fashion Show winners
1st – Julie Harris with Mia the goat
2nd – Abby Meuse with Doozer in the baby stroller
3rd – Sonya Dondale with Chloe the Yorkie
The event was partially sponsored by Karen Mansfield
The Vintage Bear River Photo Contest winners
1st – Valerie Wilcox with collage of her Miller grandparents wedding.
2nd – Francois Bellefontaine with a photo of WWI with young Bear River men in uniform taken on the Oakdene ball field.
3rd – Valerie Wilcox with a panorama of Lake Joli Mill.
This event was sponsored by Bear River Millyard Recreation.

Cherry Carnival
This year’s Cherry Carnival celebrates 122 years of cherriness in Bear River on July 18th. That’s a lot to celebrate…so of course there will be all the beloved events including the street parade in the morning , the greased pole in the afternoon, and the fabulous fireworks at night. Don’t miss all the fun in between either. Check out the posters around town. Out wonderful volunteer fire department puts a lot of work into making this day a success and deserve everyone’s support…be there or be square!

The Bear River Board of Trade finally did someting but it wasn’t anything to brag about. In fact it is pretty awful. You can read all about it at
In the meantime, the Bof T continues to ignore the waterfront park and the Green Lantern Building, both of which have become town eyesores.
Larry Knox, pres., Duff Wilson, Vice Pres, Dan Lagan, secretary, Chris Tibbs, treasurer, directors: Jon Welch, Kelly Foxton, Rob Buckland-Nicks, Kris Murdock, Ken Fleet.

New Horizons
New Horizons are once again serving their delicious cold plate luncheon from 12 to 1;30 on Cherry Carnival Day. What’s a cold plate luncheon you ask? It includes potato salad, cole slaw, ham, a roll, and tea or coffee.

Pat on the Back
Big thanks to Brad LeJeune who saw how bad the waterfront park looked and went home and got his lawn mower. Obviously the B of T isn’t going to do it, so someone has to. Great Job!

The Bear River Trading Company is having a facelift and important renovations done and while there are a lot of complaints about the colors, at least it is looking fresh again.

a fresh coat

a fresh coat