Nelson Star, March 28, 2019

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Nelson wins first round of Strong Towns competition SUBMITTED Special to the Nelson Star

Nelson won out over last week’s rival, Amesville, Ohio, in the Strongest Town in America contest, and moves on to the next round. This week the city is competing against Guthrie, Okla.

Nelson is one of 16 finalists in the online contest, a monthlong, bracket-based competition designed to spotlight communities from around the world that are building enduring financial resilience at the local level and actively embodying the Strong Towns approach to economic growth and development.

Towns that make the cut will be announced on Friday. In the weeks that follow, towns that make each successive round will be asked to take part in a series of interactive challenges designed to highlight how financially strong they really are. The other second round contests are: Delray Beach, Fla. vs.

Pensacola, Fla.; Erwin, Tenn., vs. Safety Harbor, Fla.; and New Rochelle, NY, vs. Portsmouth, NH. Past winners of the Strongest Town competition have included Muskegon, Mich., Traverse City, Mich., and Carlisle, Penn. The winner of the Strongest Town 2019 contest will receive

a commemorative plaque and a visit and interactive community presentation with Charles Marohn, Strong Towns founder, president and author of the forthcoming Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. In the first round,with eight pairs of towns competing, there

were 8,000 votes cast overall, and in the voting between Nelson and Amesville, Nelson got 80 per cent of the votes. Nelson was nominated by Tammy Everts, John Palozzi, city councillors Rik Logtenberg and Keith Page, and former councillors Anna Purcell and Paula Kiss. Supplied editorial

Nelson Christian Science Society A Branch of the Mother Church in Boston MA

Sunday Service in Balfour

9:30 am at the Anglican Church on Busk Rd.

For information 250-229-5237 St. Saviour's Anglican Church 701 Ward St. at Silica St., Nelson

Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. St. Michael & All Angels Sunday Service 11:30 a.m. 8551 Busk Road, Balfour St. Mark’s Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. 5th & C, Kaslo The Rev. Jeff Donnelly • Office: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tue. - Thu. • 250.352.5711


Nelson Unitarian Spiritual Centre Speaker - John Galm Topic - Books that have stirred my spirit films too 717 Vernon Street - Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Any questions? Contact 250-354-5394

Kootenay Christian Fellowship Divine Purpose - Developing Relationships - Serving Community

Act justly, Love mercy, Make a difference! Sunday 10:30am

520 Falls Street (Just off Baker Street) Pastor Jim Reimer Email:

Nelson United Church Sunday Worship Gathering 10:00 am Minister: David Boyd

Lent 4

“Repentance” Service of Holy Communion Sunday School: Ages 3 and up • Nursery Room Available

Corner of Josephine and Silica Streets All are Welcome Ph: 250-352-2822 •

A Prayer to the Earth in the sacred dance tradition of the east, there is a simple movement which happens at the beginning and end of a prayer dance. it is called Bhumi Pranam – an expression of gratitude to Mother earth for letting us dance on Her. it is an invitation to remember what is sacred in whatever way is meaningful for us. For me, this prayer movement has many layers of meaning. it is about remembering and acknowledging my relationship with the earth. it reminds me about the importance of caring and consideration of others— and that everyday i have the opportunity to practice this. The movements and prayer

bring me into the present moment, reminding me that the practice of Yoga is about awareness – awareness of what’s happening in both my inner and outer environments. awareness of the consequences of my actions. awareness that each of us is an example for others—our friends, families, communities— and the tremendous responsibility that comes with this. There are times when i get busy and caught up in the dance of life and forget about my intentions to bring awareness into my choices. a simple practice like Bhumi pranam or breath or standing still in tadasana, (the Mountain) brings me into the present moment and

Bethel Christian Centre


623 Gordon Rd. ph. 250 352 9322 Sunday Service: 10AM Pastor: Dwight Soleski find us on facebook

back to myself. i remember my intentions, my purpose and my relationship with the power that created me in the first place. The last position of Bhumi pranam are the hands in Namaste—a simple prayer position which is in many traditions. This gesture acknowledges both the divinity within oneself and within others – the divine in me acknowledges & recognizes the divine in you. There is a recognition of oneness, of unity in this gesture– which is the meaning and purpose of Yoga.

environmental challenges which we are now facing in today’s world—to rise up to our full potential as human beings. to learn how to live in harmony with nature and with each other. at this time of year— entering into a new season of re-birth—it is natural to feel gratitude for the rhythms and cycles of life and for all we have been given. it is the perfect time to tune into this greater dance that we are all part of and express heartfelt gratitude to Mother earth for letting us dance on Her.

With this awareness of oneness comes a realization that we all need to work together to solve the

The Salvation Army Nelson Community Church

Sunday Worship Service at 11:00 am Everyone is Welcome Your Pastor: Lt. Michelle Cale.

250 551 4986

601 Vernon Street (Middle Level)

Swami Satyananda Yasodhara Ashram


CATHEDRAL OF MARY IMMACULATE Mass Times: Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday March 31, Unity Mass 10:00 am

813 Ward Street 352-7131