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“VETERANS” There has been a lot of mention in the news recently about how poorly we are treating our veterans, especially those who served and suffered in Afghanistan. Once upon a time, it was common for political leaders to also lead their troops into battle. You can be darn sure, rightly or wrongly, that King Richard III strongly believed in the Crusades and other wars that he conducted. King Richard was killed in the War of the Roses in 1485, but here is an account of that battle from Wikipedia. “Accounts note that King Richard fought bravely and ably during this manoeuvre, unhorsing Sir John Cheyne, a well-known jousting champion, killing Henry's standard bearer Sir William Brandon and coming within a sword's length of Henry Tudor before being surrounded by Sir William Stanley's men and killed. The Burgundian chronicler Jean Molinet says that a Welshman struck the deathblow with a halberd while Richard's horse was stuck in the marshy ground. It was said that the blows were so violent that the king's helmet was driven into his skull. The contemporary Welsh poet Guto'r Glyn implies the leading Welsh Lancastrian Rhys ap Thomas, or one of his men, killed the king, writing that he "killed the boar, shaved his head". The identification in 2013 of King Richard's body shows that the skeleton had 10 wounds, eight of them to the head, clearly inflicted in battle and suggesting he had lost his helmet. The skull showed that a blade had hacked away part of the rear of the skull. King Richard III was the last

English king to be killed in battle.” Now that is the kind of leadership that we need to bring back for our soldiers. Currently, it is far too easy for the politicians who make the decision to go to war, to also escape the consequences of their decision. You don’t have to be terribly brave to sit in parliament and talk tough and let others suffer the consequences. So we need a new law, entitled “Every politician who supports Canadian soldiers going into a conflict zone must within six months, spend 48 hours at the front lines with our soldiers.” And this is not sneaking quietly into the area for a quick visit but actually out on patrol, doing what our soldiers are doing!! Oh and by the way, politicians injured, killed or otherwise damaged while serving their short time on duty will receive the exact same benefits granted to our soldiers!! Problem solved?? I think perhaps so. 0001

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ASk THe CHeF Colin Sifton from Holly’s Restaurant and Catering here with another answer to your question. I received a great question this week about using low fat milk instead of whole milk when cooking or baking. Can you substitute one for the other? First, I would like to mention that cooking and baking are very different. They’re similar in what we are doing, but very different in methods. Baking is very precise. Your yeast must be at the right temperature and your amounts need to be very exact to come out with the perfect product. Cooking you do not need to be precise at all; throw in what you want and as much as you want, season to taste and bam, you have a meal. Try that with baking and you will end up with a mess. Now back to the question. The answer is similar to the margarine Vs. butter question. It can be substituted, but you will end up with a different product. Our bodies crave fat; if we remove one

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kind of fat we need to add another to make it taste good. You can bake with 1% but you would need to increase the butter to get what you desire. You will also find that your product is not as moist as it is with whole milk and is a little more solid. That 2% of fat will make that much of a difference. When cooking with milk it is much different. Milk curdles at high temperature and you will see the milk solids separate from the liquid. This will also cause a slightly sour taste to your dish. The higher the fat content, the less separation and souring. Think of the last time you made scallop potatoes or fish chowder. Did you have little curds in the liquid? This is the separation or as we call it in the cooking industry, it has broken. You can fix this by adding flour to bind it back together, but the product will not be the same. It’s missing something - The fat that we desire. I know we all work hard at watching

what we eat. Often we cut down the fat thinking we are creating a healthier product, but at what cost? Sometimes you should treat yourself and make what you want how it should be made, with the fat content the recipe called for. I guess the trick these days is not to do it all the time and when we do, do it in moderation. 0040

Colin Sifton is the owner and Chef at Holly’s restaurant in Hampton. He has been a chef for over 20 years. If you have a question about food or food preparation you’d like Colin to answer, send it in to

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LIBRARY NeWS WEST BRANCH LIBRARY NEWS Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard, 643-7260; westbranch.publiclibrary@gnb. ca Adult Programs: Wednesday, April 9 - 6:00pm, Chick Flic. Wednesday, April 16 - 10:30am, Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. Thursday, April 17 - 7:00pm, It’s a Mystery to Me - Mystery Book Club, books by Simon Brett. New members welcome. Wednesday, April 30 - 7:00pm, Chick Lit Book Club, Robin and the Chicks’ pick, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simpson. Wednesdays - Knit 2 Together drop-in. We have knitted squares, tea & treats. Drop-in and put two or more together to help make a blanket. Thursdays - UKU 4U Uku with Ann Brown, Kay MacLean & David Goss: Beginner Class at 1:00pm; Intermediate

class at 1:45 pm. Blankets for Canada Society Inc crocheters and knitters are welcome to make 8x8 squares to create blankets for people without shelter in the SJ area. Donations of yarn gratefully accepted. Teen Programs: Teen Movie Night - 6:00pm, first Thursday of the month. April 13 popcorn/drinks provided by Lancaster Mall. Thursday Night Homework Help - 5:307:30 for middle & high school students. Call or email for pre-registration. Children’s Programs: Thursday, April 17 - 8:30pm, is the deadline to pick up a page for the Spring Colouring contest. Winner to be announced at the Super Saturday Easter Paper Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 2:15 in the Library. Thursday, April 17 - 2:30pm, PD Day Movie Fun at the Library. Saturday, April 19 - 2:30pm, Easter Paper Egg Hunt. Babies in the Library - sign up for the next session.

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Time for Tots - 10:30am on Thursdays, drop-in for ages 18-36 months. Story Time Drop-in - 10:30am on Fridays for all ages. Thursday Night Homework Help - 5:307:30pm for elementary students. Call or email for pre-registration. Family Drop-in Table - all day, every day. Different theme each week. Gates Computer Lab - available to check your e-mail, do research and use the internet. The service is free. Book a tutorial and learn basic computer skills. Wi Fi available. Bulletin Board - check out what is happening in your community. Community Room Rental - West Branch Library has a spacious room offering tables, chairs and limited kitchen facilities. For further information please contact the Library. Please Note: West Branch Library keeps Tuesday to Saturday hours. 0019



JERVIS BAY MEMORIAL, BRANCH NO. 53 1016 Bayside Drive SATURDAY APRIL 12th 9pm till closing April 1st - April 14th, 2014


LABYRINTH 101 More than 4,000 years old, the labyrinth has left its trace in virtually every culture and spiritual tradition world-wide - the Cretan (classical seven circuit), medieval (classical 11 circuit), the Kabbala, the Hopi Medicine Wheel and Tibetan sand paintings are all examples of labyrinths. In recent times, the labyrinth has re-emerged, appearing in parks, hospitals, recreation centers and even people’s backyards and is being used as a grounding tool to calm the mind, open the heart, and promote health and well-being.

A non-denominational walking meditation, how it works is not fully understood. Following the singular circuitous path, as it meanders into the center in a clockwise motion and moves out from the center counter clockwise, is thought to quiet the mind by suspending linear thought, allowing the imagination, memory and intuition to work together — much like guided imagery. Come learn about the labyrinth at one of the three Talks & Walks: Friday, April 18 from 6:00-7: 30pm; Saturday, April 19 from 10:00am-11:30am 1:00-2:30pm at InterAction School of Performing Arts, 288 Germain Street, Saint John.


Construction Workshop: Saturday, April 19 from 2:45-6:45pm at the same location. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for attendance. Cost of the Talks & Walks - $20 (each session); Construction Workshop - $30, or attend one Talk & Walk plus the Construction Workshop for $40. Please bring your own water and brown bag snack (if required) to the Construction Workshop. To pre-register, please email Wendy Moore at or call 646-8188; if you leave a message, we will return your call. Payment will be collected at the door. For more information about labyrinths, 2712

IT’S A GIRL THING FUNDRAISER Renew your spirit and capture your imagination by attending “It’s a Girl Thing!!!” an eclectic array of exhibitors collected together with women in mind. Gather your Mom, Sister Aunt & BFF to this WOW fundraiser at the Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza (across from new Police Justice Bldg) on Sunday, May 4 from 1:00-4:00pm. Receive tips on everything from skincare to interior decorating, purses, hair care, makeup, jewelry, a walk around fashion show, gardening, cooking & so much more! Live music, door prizes, information, food, free samples & too much fun await you. $6 cover charge goes to the Saint John Vineyard Church Food Pantry & Outreach Program and Romero House. 2691


1. Schilling (abbr.) 4. Macaws 7. __ Ling, So. Chinese mountains 10. Glower 12. Short for tachometer 14. Indicates near 15. Finger millets 17. Upon 18. American Religious Identification Survey (abbr.) 19. Best Picture 2011 22. Ali Baba’s opening word 23. Swedish river 24. Plural of 34 across 25. Prejudice 26. -__, denotes past 27. Public promotion of a product 28. Freedom from difficulty 30. The underside of the foot 32. Not capitals (abbr.) 33. “Can’t Touch This” artist ___ Hammer

34. Self-immolation by fire ritual 36. Lodging establishment 39. Impressive in size or scope 40. Uncoordinated 42. Sin city 46. Off-Broadway theater award 47. Data transmission speed measure 48. A man who is older than yourself 50. Cambodian monetary unit 51. Grey Sea Eagle 52. Ramblin’ Wreck of Ga. ___ 53. Electroencephalogram 54. Opposite of beginning 55. Tao (alt.)


1. Single Lens Reflex 2. Layers of paint 3. Famous recluse Howard 4. Repents 5. Resounded 6. In a way, behaves

7. Music sung in open air 8. Vertexes 9. Birthplace of Constantine 11. City of Elbquelle sculpture 13. A vast multitude 16. Glides over ice 18. 2005 album by Kate Bush 20. CONHCO containing compound 21. Post office mail compartment (abbr.) 28. Of time passing by 29. Physically energetic 30. Struck with a heavy blow 31. A musical interval of eight tones 34. Member of U.S. Navy 35. Decorate a cake with frosting 36. Involving the use of hands 37. Glorify and praise 38. With covers 41. Cecums 42. Cease to have 43. Knight or Dame award (abbr.) 44. Swiss river 45. Crotalaria juncea 49. The 17th Greek letter

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248 Milford Road, 672-2400, Card night - Auction 45’s on Mondays at 7:00pm (except for holiday Mondays). Everyone Welcome! Friday, April 11 & 25 - Movie Nights, free admission and canteen will be available. Saturday, May 24 - Flea Market, call the Centre to book your table (small fee). The Milford Community Centre is looking to start a mini-hockey night and a drop-in centre for the kids to hang out. Volunteers are needed to organize these events or donations of games, etc. Criminal record checks will be required. The Milford Community Centre is available to be rented for your upcoming events, please contact the Centre for more information. For more information on any of the events, please call the Centre. 0033



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CLOGGERS OFF TO PEI This year cloggers will be gathering in Cornwall, PEI on Saturday, May 10 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Howard Johnson Dutch Inn. Registration starts at 8:15am. Cuers will keep all those happy feet clogging at all times. It's wonderful to be able to see people from all parts of New Brunswick and PEI.

We are a non profit group who love to dance and love spending the day with others who feel the same. Admission will be $27/person including Saturday all-day clogging, lunch, morning and pm breaks - money will be going towards rental of hall and charity! Please contact me if you have any questions at: or by phone at 506-696-1844. 2674

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the goodness of others to give up some of their time and get out and volunteer. There are countless ways to get involved with your community and to help make it a better more enjoyable place to live. Everyone can volunteer their time in one way or another. Some people plant flowers to enrich their communities and create some beauty in the world. Others volunteer at food banks and service groups offering a helping hand to those who need it. Some people mentor youth and spend

their time creating a brighter future for our nation’s youth. The possibilities for volunteering are endless. To anyone who offers up their time to help out their communities and to make the lives of those around them better, happier or vibrant, we salute you. We thank you for the time that you put in to make community more than just a place to live. So much depends on those who volunteer. Don’t stop, your communities need you.

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geT FReSH WITH FooD I own a shuttle company in Halifax that I started while I was in university. I know I would like to sell it, but until that is possible, the company just would not continue to operate without Kyle Stewart, my very loyal manager. Kyle comes from a great family, works hard, has a wonderful fiancée and a great job. You would think that he has it all together. However, at the age of 9, it was discovered that Kyle had undiagnosed kidney disease. Born with underdeveloped kidneys, he developed Renal Rickets, which causes his bones to soften, in this case his left hip, leaving him with a slight limp. After puberty, his metabolism slowed and he gained weight. He watched his ability to play hockey and football disappear. Eventually, walking without pain became impossible. At five feet, six inches, Kyle currently weighs 308 pounds with a BMI of just under 50, double the normal of 25 and lives with pain every day, the only relief when he sits. He is 25 years old, 10 days younger than me. Something has to change. Since Christmas, I have been

trying to go to Halifax to drive some of my hard-nosed health advice into him. On March 19, I finally invaded his apartment with a boat load of vegetables and a new Omega juicer. I taught him how to use it and we made our first juice. It was a little rich on the ginger and Kyle was skeptical. We had a healthy meal and sat down to watch Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, a film that follows Joe Cross on his 60 day journey, consuming juice, water and nothing else. In his words, at 310 pounds Joe "was 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease." He lost 82 pounds in 60 days, was allowed to stopped taking his medication and felt better and had more energy than ever. However, for Kyle, it wasn't Joe that blew him away, it was Phil Staples, the truck driver that Joe met at a truck stop, who had the same disease. At over 429 pounds, he was in worse shape at the beginning of his journey. In 61 days, Phil lost 95 pounds and after another eight months of healthy eating, he was down 202 pounds. Oh, and he doesn't take

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medication anymore either! Kyle is taking the challenge, first for 10 days. Feel free to send me messages of support. I'll forward them. When he gets through 10 days, we'll start a Facebook page so we can watch him transform. Like a good Canadian, his dream is to play hockey again. Everyone should watch this film, just google it. If you want to come talk to me and my staff at Kredl's, we are always excited to show people that their goals are attainable and it’s never too late.

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LISTeN IN by Jeff Liberty KANSAS Carry On Strong: In high school I had this friend who was planning to attend a recording arts college to learn the craft of sound engineering and music production. I was envious of his academic direction and wished I could follow in his footsteps, but at the time it was too expensive. He was older so he felt it necessary to school me about his two favorite bands, Styx and KANSAS. I listened and soaked it all in as we drove up and down the main drag in town in my 1978 Malibu Classic.That was my introduction to the band KANSAS. Not sure where my old friend ended up or whatever happened after I sold my Malibu Classic, but it’s good to hear KANSAS is still on the road. I was certainly chuffed when I had the opportunity to speak to KANSAS guitarist Richard “Rich” Williams who has been with the band since its inception in 1974. I asked Richard what was it like in the real heady times of fame in the 1970’s and 1980’s? “At the time it seemed pretty normal. In retrospect, I didn’t

have anything to measure the experience to. Now 40 years later (The band has been together 41 years now) I have that experience and I can appreciate those moments more. It’s weird I just turned 64 and I’m a lot smarter now than I was in my 30’s”. Williams says laughing. “I was just floating through life not paying too much attention to it, other than I’m just playing in a band”. On the changing standard music business model over the years and the bands hands-on approach Williams says. “We manage ourselves now so we choose when and what we want to do. So with the control of that it makes it much more relaxing, than being pointed in a direction and kicked along the way. From a point of gratitude. Just to be grateful to be able to do this.” William sincerely states. Curiously I ask what is his secret to staying in a band for so many years. “If we want to keep this going we have to keep this fun. We all have families and a home life. A perfect KANSAS weekend is leave on a Friday morning. I come home on

a Sunday afternoon. We fly everywhere. No buses! We have a good balance.” “Growing up, loyalty was a normal concept for me. You make a decision and you follow through. Understanding there will be good times, bad times and indifferent times. That is what was instilled in me growing up. To be accountable for your choices. KANSAS is who I am. I’m just following my nature”. KANSAS performs Friday, April 11 in Moncton at Casino New Brunswick. Check out the band at: 0041

Jeff Liberty has been in the music business for over 20 years. Listen to his show “Take Liberty” on CBC 91.3 FM and follow him on twitter @jlibertyartists.

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April 26th GRAND OPENING Free Ice Cream with a $10+ purchase.  Each kid with their parents gets a free seedling to celebrate  Earth Day. Every $1 donation to Romero House gets a ticket on a 10’ Maple. Drawing Sunday Apr 27 5pm. May 3rd ICE STORM WEEKEND Sat 10am Lecture: Repair or Replace?? Dealing  with  ice  storm  damage  to  your trees  and  shrubs.  ICE  DAMAGE SALE: We’ll replace your worst shrub at 50% off, any others at 20%. Bring in the broken body, any age, any kind of tree or shrub. We’ll  give you these great prices on a new plant of same or similar type. Call us for details: 847-8244

May 10th MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND Get your Mum a Gift certificate - 20% off.   MOTHERS DAY DRAW: Put your name in for a flowering tree for  your Mum. Enter all spring. Draw May 11th 5pm. Other great gift specials too. May  17th  10am.  Lecture:  Deer  Me!  How  to  garden  with  deer  in  the  neighbourhood.  Plants  they  do  and  don't  like, dealing  with  damage, protecting plants, designing a deer resistant yard, fencing options, etc. We sell and install great deer fencing. Learn how  to do it yourself, or get us to give you a price to install. 20% off our deerproof shrub bed combos all week. May 24th WINDOW BOXING WEEKEND Bring your own containers and window boxes Saturday and Sunday for expert advice on  filling & planting containers. We supply design expertise & Free Potting Soil - just bring your gloves and containers & buy the annuals  & perennials from our great selection. Selected bagged Potting Soil 50% off. May 31st 10am  Lecture: Container Gardening:  Learn how to grow great plants in planters, pots, hanging baskets & window boxes;  annuals, vegetables, perennials, even shrubs. Soils, techniques, water, fertilizer, winter care. Sunday June 1st  ANNUAL FIELD DAY Note: This is Sunday, not Saturday!! Fun new games for the kids! 11am: Kids’ Scavenger Hunt on  the Corral Nature Trail. On your marks, get set, go! 38 loonies, 38 toonies, and the grand $38 prize hidden on the nature trail for the  kids to find. (been in business 38 years!) 11:15: Baby Boomer Games from Mom & Dad’s days! Potato Sack Races and Spoon & Egg  Races 11:45  Hot dog BBQ, Tractor & Wagon rides for the kids June 7th 10am Special Lecture: SUCCULENT CONTAINER GARDENS with Deborah Smith, St. Andrews Garden Club: soil preparation,  container choice, and caring for a variety of succulents. Bring your own container (shallow, 8-12” size, unusual if you’d like!) This  event co-sponsored by Fundy Gardeners. All weekend: Succulent Potting Workshop at Brunswick Nurseries Garden Center. Free soil  and advice. Bring your own containers. Great selection of new succulents special pricing. June 14th   2-HOUR SHRUB PRUNING CLINIC: Duncan’s popular 2-hour pruning demo. Learn how to prune most of the common types  of shrubs and trees, such as evergreens, broadleafs, fruit trees & flowering shrubs. Focus on ICE STORM REPAIRS Special offer: Pruners,  shears and loppers sharpened free during the lecture. FATHER’S DAY DRAW! Put your name in the draw for a handsome 4-5’ evergreen  tree for your Dad. Enter all spring. Draw June 15th, 5pm.


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WHAT’S HAPPeNINg April 1 & 2 Villa Madonna, Rothesay is hosting two one-day workshops - “Strengthen Your Non-Profit” with Susan Howlett. Cost is $200/day or $350 for both. Accommodations/dinner available. For more information/registration forms email:; villa. or phone 849-5125, 1-866-783-3300.

April 2-5 “Oliver” at Harbour View High School. Based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist, and his endearing portrayal of the boy who asked for more, Oliver runs from Wednesday April 2 - Saturday April 5 and shows start at 7:30pm. Tickets: $12/ students.

Thursday, April 3 Educational Session in Saint John on Attachment and Parent Self-Care with guest speakers. This session is free and open to adoptive parents, those waiting to adopt, foster parents, those waiting to foster and professionals working in the field. Registration (in advance, limited seating) is available by calling 642-3210 or email: catherinederrynbadoption@gmail. com. Rocmaura Auxiliary will be holding their monthly meeting in the Boardroom at Rocmaura at 4:00pm. All welcomed. Saturday, April 5 Tim Cameron-Gift of Life Blood Donor Clinic from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Canadian Blood Services, 405 University Avenue, Saint John. Make an appointment to donate by calling 1-888-2-donate or visit: Simonds Lions’ Caledonian Pipe Band’s 2nd Annual “Tartan Day Ceilidh” starting at 7:00pm at Lions’ Auditorium (Loch Lomond Road). Celebrate Scottish culture: Pipe band, highland dancing, singsong, silent auction, food. For tickets ($15) contact 696-4253 or visit website: Day of Scrapbooking/Card Making at St. George’s-St. Jude’s Church (100 Watson Street West) from 9:00am-4:00pm. $20/ table. Proceeds to 2014 Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope campaign. Potluck lunch, with tea/coffee provided. For more information contact 674-1621. Sunday, April 6 Auction 45's - a "Keep Your Partner" game at the Assumption Center, Chapel Street West, 1:00pm. Cash prizes of $100 (1st place), $80 (2nd place) & $40 (3rd place). Tickets ($10/couple) by calling John at 672-1419. Refreshments will be served. Friday, April 11 Country Jamboree at the RCL #87 Jones Creek with Gary & Tammy Morris, Living Water, Fred Shaw and others. $10/adults, $3/children. Sponsored by the Wesley United church, Brown’s Flat. Canteen available. Saturday, April 12 Lenten Quiet Day at Trinity Anglican Church (115 Charlotte Street) from 8:30am-2:30pm. This event has been re-scheduled from March 22. For more

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WHAT’S HAPPeNINg information visit: Singles & Friends dance at Branch #69 Legion, 714 Wilson St West with Hooked on Country. Doors open at 8:00pm, band playing from 9:00pm to 12:00mid-night. Admission is $6 at the door and open to both singles and married people. Our dance schedule now up on our website:

Sunday, April 13 Palm Sunday Cantata, 6:30pm at Saint Columba Presbyterian Church (1454 Manawagonish Rd) under the direction of Rev. Mel Fawcett. Guests Barry Snodgrass and David Goss will participate. Refreshments following. April 14-16 “Holy Week Retreat” with facilitator Diarmuid O’Murchu (theme Contemporary Spirituality and the Paschal Journey) at the Villa Madonna. $230/ single, $410/double (accommodation and meals). For more information or to register contact Villa Madonna at 8495125 or visit: (click on programs).

West). Lunch $10/person. RSVP by April 14 - email: or 6486292.

Saturday, April 26 Fashion Show & Spring Dessert Tea, “Beautiful Together”, 1:30pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (31 Gondola Point Road, Rothesay) featuring Tanjay & Alia Fashions. Tickets ($15) available at the door or by calling Sophia Recovery Centre 633-8783. Sunday, April 27 Warbler Workshop with the Saint John Naturalists Club and led by Jim Wilson. For more information on the upcoming activities and on the SJNC, visit: and follow us on Facebook as “Nature Saint John”. Friday, May 2 “Viva Las Villa” - Annual Spring Fundraising Dinner & Auction at the SJ Trade & Convention Centre. Lobster dinner with live entertainment, silent & live auctions, eliminator and 50/50

draws and chances to win at the fun money casino. All proceeds will fund the construction/furnishing of a glassed in solarium for 90 residents currently living on the original site of the Loch Lomond Villa. Tickets ($100, limited number) are available by calling 643-7110 or visit:

Friday & Saturday, May 2 & 3 Semi-Annual Book Sale at Trinity Church (115 Charlotte Street). Donations of books, magazines, CDs & DVDs, cassettes & records. (no encyclopedias or Reader’s digests) are now being accepted at the Church Hall 9:00am-2:00pm (weekdays). To have large number of books picked up, leave number at 693-8558. Thursday, May 7 Play Cards Luncheon, hosted by The Friends of Hospice from 12:00noon to 4:00pm at St. Joachim’s Church. Tickets are $12/each and can be purchased by calling Leotta Almon at 696-4487 or the Hospice office at 632-5593 All proceeds fund care at Bobby’s Hospice.

Sunday, April 13 The Knights of Columbus Council #6770 Breakfast (Assumption Centre, Chapel Street, West) from 9:00am-1:0opm. $7/ adults and $3/children. Tuesday, April 15 Annual West Side Holy Week Service by the West Side Ministerial, 7:00pm, at the Church of the Good Shepherd (668 Manawagonish Road) with speaker, Pastor Jon Hallewell of the KV Vineyard Church. Reception to follow, all welcome. Wednesday, April 16 SJ Volunteer Centre’s Noon Nugget, 12:noon-1:00pm at 66 Waterloo Street Room 224, featuring “The Whys, Whats and Whos of By-Laws” with facilitator Michael Park. Registration ($15/members, $25/non-members) from 11:30-11:50am. Pre-register/info at 658-1555 or email: Bring lunch, tea/ coffee provided. Thursday, April 24 SJ Regional Hospital Auxiliary’s 95th Annual Meeting 12:00noon at St. Mark’s United Church (50 Dexter Drive, SJ April 1st - April 14th, 2014


DONATION TO ROCMAURA FOUNDATION Rocmaura Foundation wishes to thank BMO Bank of Montreal which presented a cheque for $1000 to enhance Residents

lives, by providing some of the extras not funded by government. Phase II of the Wardrobe project is underway to build 29 new wardrobes on Hopewell Court at a cost of $150,000. These necessary upgrades provide residents with great pride, and improves safety and their quality of life. 2708

EAT WELL, BE ACTIVE IN SAINT JOHN Saint John residents looking to lead a healthier lifestyle can do so through the Canadian Cancer Society’s Eat Well, Be Active program. This six-week program, which begins on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00pm at Trinity Church (115 Charlotte Street), shows participants how to adopt healthier eating habits and become more physically active under the guidance of a Registered Dietitian. Topics include: Nutrition 101 - the basics; Label Reading; Portion Control; Healthy Fats; Healthy Restaurant Eating; Fibre and Whole Grains; Healthy Snacking. Eat Well, Be Active is free of charge for participants. Take the steps you need towards better health today! Call now because space is limited. To register, visit: or contact the Canadian Cancer Society at 634-6267. 2697

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Ground breaking Preschool Celebrates 40 years 40 years ago, there was no kindergarten for five year olds in Saint John. School started in grade 1. Parents put their heads together and decided that five year olds needed to learn in a social setting through play. The fledgling school adopted the policy that parents are the front line caregivers of their children: The preschool has always respected, nourished and helped to make this relationship between parent and child blossom.

In the year 2014, the preschool still stands, is licensed by the government and presents a model of child centered learning as key to its success and popularity within the community. Past members revel in the remembered smells of home made playdough and are thankful that their own children can take part in one of the three preschool programs currently offered. Large building blocks have stood the test of time and decades of sky scraper builders in the classroom

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have delighted in their construction capacities. We loved the school so much we became its teachers, is usually the credo of most of our current educators. Our teachers are always hired based on their curriculum implementation strategies along with their skills at loving children for the individuals they are and respecting that parents too come in different shapes and sizes. Nervous moms and dads have their fears quickly allayed by the caring staff. Heather Gillis’ older son David attended the preschool in 2003. With support from the teachers, Heather was able to let go and give her son the gift of independence. Teachers also made sure that student’s needs were first and foremost. Teachers went on specialists visits, acted as liaison between school and preschool, made sure that allergies were addressed and welcomed walkers, wheelchairs, teacher aids and most recently, iPad apps to help non-verbal children speak.

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Teachers adapt programs so effortlessly and quietly at the school that all students embrace everyone’s uniqueness. Empathy is a value the preschool has always kept close to its philosophy. Students learn sign language, how to push a wheel chair, and how to share their play with everyone in the classroom. And yes, there are bumps and bruises. My own daughter ran into a door and split her

Children at the Westside Preschool Co-op learn about plants while they pot some marigolds seeds with volunteers

head open. Was I worried? Yes. Did the parents and staff allay my fears? Most definitely. Everyone brings different skills depending on the participation day. That day, I shared pre school duties with Annie, a nurse. She also left me with the valuable tip to let petroleum jelly just dissolve the butterfly bandage holding Jemma’s head together, for less ouch later on. As much as parents help each other’s children grow, we also teach and support each other at the West Side Co-operative. There is a wonderful

sense of “you are not alone!” We wouldn’t be such a great preschool without our wonderful building. St. Mark’s Church has provided bright classrooms, a wonderful gym, large amounts of patience with our occasional water table mishaps and an awesome candy dish in Marlin’s office. We have held reunions, fund raisers and a wedding reception of former preschool kids here. St. Mark’s will always be a key to the success of the program.

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“I liked gym time the best” says Finley Jagoe, now nearly 7. Lilla Christie, 9 remembers being able to collect shiny buttons from her teacher before leaving at 11:30. And my last one, Pippa? Well I think she was practically born in the upstairs classroom, somewhere near the story corner! West Side Co-operative preschool aims to bring joy to all who attend. Sometimes, your washer gets clogged with all the sand in the rags you have to wash, sometimes the creative curriculum results make you happy that plunger painting is a preschool activity. But when you see a child lead a dance party in the classroom, react in wonder to bouncing raisins, engage in nature on various field trips, jump into their teachers arms in the morning and at goodbye time, be excited to see their friends, be truly comfortable with who they are at that moment, well, we aren’t 50, but we have struck gold!

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Please, if you attended the preschool, know of it or are just curious to see what makes this place so great, drop by our open house on Saturday, April 12th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at St. Mark’s United Church. 50 Dexter Drive, Saint John. There will be a walk down memory lane, a silent auction (fire chief for a day!!), cake and wonderful people. Won’t you join us?

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Up, Up & Away by Ellen Tucker Beware, and Be Aware!: Shopping around the world can be great fun! We often fall in love with mementos of a particular place, and most travellers bring home souvenirs. Beware! Many of those souvenirs can damage our Canadian homeland. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is not just a nuisance aimed at charging you duty! They are committed to the safety and security of Canadians, and our ecology. When returning from another country, it is vital to advise the CBSA officer of articles acquired outside Canada, because seemingly innocent things can be prohibited entry - for very good reason! Beautiful wood carvings, for example, can harbor insects that could devastate our local forests. So, declare any wood carvings. The officer will know what is permissible, and what is not will be confiscated, for safe disposal. Years ago, when I toured the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland, I wanted to bring home tulip bulbs. The vendor asked where I

lived and when I told him, he informed me that only specially inspected and packaged bulbs could be exported to Canada. It made me realize how careful we must all be when bringing plant life into Canada. For instance, don’t pick wildflowers in Greece, to bring home in your luggage. They’ll dry out, and you’ll throw them away, and dormant bacteria or insects hiding in them will be released - who knows where? Many people like to buy local food, such as Italian sausages, French cheeses, or English pork pies. These are forbidden entry to Canada! Meat products are an especial problem, and although some cheeses are allowed, the difficulty is knowing which ones. My practise is to enjoy these foods in their country of origin, and resist the temptation to bring any home, including fruits and vegetables. Some banned items might surprise you, like dog food, potatoes, and firewood. Yet others are no surprise, namely, fireworks, radar detectors, and assault rifles. Derivatives

of endangered species are also forbidden; these often form part of common souvenirs like clothing, jewelry, musical instruments, herbal or traditional medicines, cosmetic creams or food products. So, for example, if you are in China, do not buy pink coral, nor anything made from ivory. In Guatemala, don’t buy objects made from Cocobolo Rosewood. The list goes on… Be aware before you leave Canada, and consult the “I Declare” brochure, which is available from your travel agency, at airports and on: So, let’s be “on guard” for our beautiful country, and for the endangered species of the world. 0043

Ellen Tucker is the owner and president of Freedom Tours and Travel. She has over twenty years experience in the travel industry. You can also listen to Ellen talk about travel on CBC 91.3 fm.

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ATTENTION NATURE LOVERS! If you have an interest in wild birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, wildflowers, geology, or any other aspect of our natural world, why not consider attending a meeting of the Saint John Naturalists’ Club (SJNC) or taking part in our diverse selection of workshops and field trips? The Monday, April 14 Club meeting beginning at 7:00pm at the NB Museum in Market Square features Jim Goltz, who will introduce us to the province’s Spring Wildflowers. Jim Wilson will lead a field trip to seek out Early Spring Migrants on Saturday, April 12 and on Saturday, May 3 Paul Mansz will lead a trip to the Jemseg area for Waterfowl and Spring Migrants. On Saturday, May 10 Jim Wilson will lead a Warbler Identification Workshop at the Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre. As seats are limited for this workshop, please pre-register with Joanne Savage by calling 847-4245 or emailing her at davidsavage@ For more information on the upcoming activities and on the SJNC, visit, follow us on Facebook as “Nature Saint John” or call Hank Scarth at 216-0624 . 2567

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MUSINgS by Debbie Hickey SPRING? . . . REALLY? As I sit down to write this on the eve of the first day of spring, a look out of the window makes that rather hard to believe. There is snow, snow and more snow, broken only by areas of not bare ground (sigh) but of ice where the snow has been plowed for the driveway and yard. The radio trumpets the forecast. . . more snow (tho’ hopefully changing to rain in this area). I know my memory may be growing a little less sharp as the years accumulate, but I have reason to be aware of the weather at this time of year as one of my daughters was born mid-March. Many years of planning birthday parties are clear in my mind. . . 90% of the time the ground was if not totally bare certainly primarily so by mid-March. And I am very clear in my memory of mid-March two years ago, since my other daughter was hospitalized for a few days and we were visiting her dressed in shorts and t-shirts! A few days ago I grew so disgusted with the endless winter that I rebelled and refused to wear another cozy sweater to work. In spite of the cold and snow I pulled out a colourful long summer skirt for the day (worn over a pair of leggings for warmth of course, I’m not crazy just fed up with winter). Yesterday a co-worker reported that the annual hummingbird migration is underway and the hummingbirds are in North Carolina. I recommend they stay there (their forecast for tomorrow is sunny and 20 degrees). And yet. . . there are subtle signs that spring is out there somewhere. The days are longer. There is heat in the sun, as evidenced by the melting of the ice in sunny spots (course it refreezes every night and adds to the thick layer in the yard). Yesterday I saw a dead racoon, the first of many roadkills I am sure. And at the office there is a lightening of the atmosphere. I hear giggles and jokes and laughter. Time spent with friends can uplift even the coldest days and a little laughter sure helps. But. . . does that laughter sound a little maniacal? Perhaps we have simply all gone over the edge... A little madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King. ~Emily Dickinson. 0002


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CoMMUNITY CLASSIFIeDS PRAYERS PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (never known to fail). O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel. Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in my Necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my mother. O Holy Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure my necessity (make request). There are none who can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times), O Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days, then publish it & it will be granted. L.M.

SERVICES OFFERED SEWING JOBS DONE for ladies, gentlemen and children. Hems done on pants, dresses etc., other alterations. Call 672-2599.

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& dryers, pots & pans, scrap metal etc. Free junk car and truck removal. Free refrigeration disposal. Open 7 days/ week, 187 French Village Road. Phone 847-3569. LOOKING FOR CLEANING jobs on west-side of Saint John. Light housework, laundry, ironing and running errands. Patty 658-1151. GETTING MARRIED (BOOK EARLY). Civil weddings performed when and where you choose. Telephone 847-2079.

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