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Vol. 11, No. 24

August 16, 2011

“Be Prepared”

From about the age of 13 and into my early 20’s, I was very happily involved in the Boy Scout movement. As you may know the scout motto is “Be Prepared” and it’s one that I have tried to follow as best I can. Their secondary motto of course is “Help Little Ole Ladies” and I have been faithful to it also through many years of marriage. In preparing for the worst, I now have all of the wood for next winter’s heating already stacked away undercover. I also have about another two year supply on hand if needed. This is the earliest ever for being prepared, but due to the wet weather and the hot weather, it hasn’t been attractive to be out in the woods doing much fresh logging and so more things are getting done closer to home. Another reason for my early bird readiness is “Climate Change”. While most of us think of climate change as “Global Warming”, it also means strange and often severe weather events such as tornados. While a major snow storm in August does seem unlikely, I do think that we need to “Be Prepared” for weather that is more extreme and unpredictable than what we have traditionally experienced. So while it is possible that we could be sun bathing in December, other extremes could occur. As part of being prepared I am looking for a logging “wench” or is it “winch” ... basically a tractor attachment or wife that will go into the woods and fetch back trees that have been felled. While playing around in the woods is one reason to have a “winch” the primary purpose of course is to pull short people out of deep snow banks. With over two tons of pulling force, I should be able to rescue the missus from most situations. Anyone one having a good used one (winch not wife) please give me a call. Some further thoughts: “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” - Eleanor Roosevelt. “As men get older, the toys get more expensive.” - Marvin Davis. “Plan ahead or find trouble on the doorstep.” - Confucius. 800

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See Story on Page 8 Published Bi-Weekly Next Issue: August 30 Deadline: August 23

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What looks good and feels good??

You! . . . . . after finishing this year’s ‘Hampton 5-Miler and Kids’ Kilometre Mile’ on Sunday, September 11th. Runners, walkers and waddlers are welcome. This year will mark the eleventh annual for this well organized event that will probably see over 300 people of all ages, speeds and abilities begin at the High school at 10:00am and cover a five mile circuit around Hampton. The event runs the gamut from being a Super Series run and 5 Mile Provincial Championship for the more serious runners, to being a family affair with a special run for those under 13, and everything in between. There is also babysitting in the school for younger ones if mom and dad want to both participate. The ‘Hampton 5-Miler and Kids’ Kilometre Mile’ is sponsored by the Hampton River Runners, a group of runners and walkers, who organize it for the benefit of the community. All money raised by way of registration fees stays in Hampton to promote healthy active living, and this year we are also encouraging people to bring their gently used running shoes to donate to the Hampton Food Basket. Get your neighbor, your spouse, your kids, and join us on Sunday, September 11th. You will feel fantastic and you will be among hundreds of others who feel the same. Pre-registration is encouraged at www. or . You can also call Jeremy Fry at 832-2710 or Joe Kennedy at 832-5511 for more information. 822


Summer Programs: Space is still available for our summer Day Camp and Playground Program. Info and registration forms available online or at Town Hall (70 Hampton Road). Beaches: Rothesay beaches are open! Renforth, K-Park and Jordan Miller beaches are all lifeguarded Monday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm. Renforth beach is also guarded on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am5:00pm. Jordan Miller and K-Park beaches not be guarded after Friday, August 26th. Renforth beach is open until Sunday, August 28th. Concert on the Common: Weekly outdoor concert series at the Rothesay Common on Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm. Bring your blanket or chair to sit on. Free! Thursday, August 18th – Three Sheet; Thursday, August 25th – St. Mary’s Band (6:45 start time); Thursday, September 1st - Matchstick Mike and The Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys (6:45 start time). Rain location: Rothesay High School. Zumba: There will be a community Zumba class to support the KV Food Basket on Saturday, September 10th from 10:00-11:00am on the Rothesay Common. Admission is by donation of a non-perishable food item. Rain or shine. Find “Rothesay Parks and Recreation” on Facebook! Contact: Cindy Bishop at 848-6652,, or visit the website at 213

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