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RAVINGS By Mike Hickey

“HeAlTHY” I am willing to bet that there are just great big bunches of you readers who have made some kind of New Year’s resolution towards being healthier. Whether it is losing weight, exercising more, eating healthier or a combination of these, I am sure that these issues have been on many people’s minds as we thought about the year to come. In fact with rising obesity and the increased cost to health care to treat all of the related health issues that arise from unhealthy weight, it is time to take serious action. Your body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. It is generally considered that a BMI of 25 and over is indicative of being overweight and a BMI of 30 and over is obese. During the Christmas period, due to generous gifts of chocolates, cookies, alcohol and other goodies, I went from a BMI of under 25 up into the definitely pudgy range. Since serious action is needed to curb our pudgy population, I officially propose that “All citizens who give high calorie goodies to us innocent residents facing weight issues ... be lined up and shot!!!!!!!” A bit extreme ... maybe?? With New Brunswick, already fighting a population issue, wiping out tens of thousands of residents is probably not a great idea, but I bet it would certainly help out the unemployment rate. Perhaps legislation that mandates that ALL gifts of food must contain at least 95% broccoli or zucchini!! Or, how about, liquor stores that must check your BMI before allowing a sale!! “Sorry, Buddy, but drop 10 pounds and you can get your case of beer next time.” Or maybe you could do what the missus and I did and pick up one of the new video games that allow players to jump, bend, and otherwise get a fairly decent workout during days and nights of bitter cold or otherwise inclement weather!! Whatever you decide to do, I certainly wish you success in carrying out your healthy agenda for the coming year. 800

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Know Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia? You are invited to join us for a free coffee and snack on the last Sunday of each month at St. Mark’s Church, 50 Dexter Drive West Saint John. The next Alzheimer Café will be January 29th from 2:004:00pm. Education, support and a friendly atmosphere for those living with dementia, their loved ones and caregivers. All Welcome. Please contact Ed Sullivan at 672 5286 or sulli@ 723

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The Marco Polo Quilters Guild welcomes all those interested in quilting whether they are beginners or experienced quilters. Join us at St. Columba Church on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm and every Thursday from 10:00am2:00pm. Come and enjoy the fellowship of quilting. Bring a friend, enjoy the programs, take a workshop, learn a most enjoyable and time-honoured skill. For further information contact: Sandra Betts 672-4636, or Norah Sullivan-O’Toole 674-1639, 613

Call 693-8720 or 847-2421 68 Exmouth St. Saint John, NB


Greenwich, NB Mondays - 7:00pm, Jam Session (none on holidays). Tuesdays – 7:30pm, Darts. Fridays - 7:00pm, Games Room open. Saturdays - 6:00pm, Games Room open. Anyone interest in helping out with any Legion event or who would like to become a member; the monthly meetings are held at the Legion on the second Thursday of each month. Contact Rose Linton at 757-2963. Legion Rental: Contact Lynn Vail 468-2927. Everyone welcome. 711

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Wilson Street, Saint John, Phone 635-8095, www. Tuesday, January 17th, 24th, 31st - 7:00pm, dance with Delbert Worden in the Memorial Lounge. Friday, January 20th & 27th - 9:00pm, Karaoke with Norm Boucher in the Lower Bar. saturday, January 21st - 1:00pm, Dance with Donny & Delbert in the Lower Bar; 9:00pm (details TBA), $7/person. sunday, January 22nd – 8:00pm, Dance with Johnny & Sonny in the Upper Hall. sunday, January 29th – 8:00pm, Dance with Albert & Sam in the Upper Hall. 710

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siNGles & FRieNds eVeNTs

Singles and Friends will be hosting a dance on saturday, January 28th at Branch #69 Legion, Wilson Street West in Saint John. Doors open at 8:30 and music by DJ will be from 9:00pm12:30am. Dance is open to anyone over the age of 19 and in most cases is a 35yr plus crowd. Admission is $5/members and $7/ non-members. Check info line at 696-1914 for update if weather is nasty. Breakfast for Singles continue every Sunday 10:00am at Holly’s Restaurant in Hampton and weekly volleyball on Wednesday evenings 8:00-10:00pm at Rothesay Park Middle School (cost $4) open to all adults - married or single. The purpose of the Singles group is to organize activities for single people to participate in and we welcome your input and suggestions. Our phone line is 696-1914 for updates as to what is happening and our email is 819


I’m a 17-year-old high school student, my name is Jonathan Mowery-Comeau and I’m trying to help feed the students who do not eat breakfast at home. I heard, from church, that plenty of kids aren’t eating breakfast in our own city. I am selling pre-portioned cookie dough; the flavours are Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, Carnival, and White Chocolate Macadamia. So far I’ve raised $750, but I only will only be able to keep $50 out of it after paying for advertisements and shipping. I am hoping to sell at least 120 boxes my goal is 350 box. I want to raise $2000 for the breakfast program at Saint John High school. I’ve been doing this since October and it ends on February 9th. Many people forget but high school students need to eat too. You can contact me at 657-9086 or by email at Red-Wolf-16@ 729


Free classes in Math & English, lower levels up to GED. Small classes, mornings or afternoons, Monday-Friday. Start at your own skill level, work at your own pace. The program will take place at the Carleton Community Centre. Call Jim Burns for more info at 658- 2815. 610


The Annual General Meeting for the New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music will be held on sunday, January 22nd 7:00pm at Saint David’s United Church in Rothesay. You are invited to join us and please feel free to invite friends and/ or colleagues who might be interested in the Music Festival. 601

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Instruments for Peace is a group that meets every second Thursday of the month at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 668 Manawagonish Road, to explore and promote non-violent solutions to international conflicts. All welcome! 715

WesTside P.A.C.T. NeWs

The Westside P.A.C.T. Community Group would like to thank everyone who helped make the Christmas PJ Drive 2011 a huge success. Because of the generosity of our community supporters, we were able to outfit 100 kids in the community with pjs, undergarments, socks, mittens, hats, hygiene products, teddy bears and more! A huge thank you to: Police Chief Bill Reid, Cst. Tammy Caswell, and members of the Saint John Police Force - Fluffs and Tuffs; Staff of Rob Scott Insurance; Staff of Bayview Credit Union, Main St West; Staff of Scotiabank, Main St West; Sea Dogs Foundation for their support of both the Community Helpers Project and the 2011 Christmas PJ Drive; Saint John Energy; Staff of Marque Construction, FCC Construction and Ocean Steel; Atlantic Rehab; Lancaster Kiwanis; Petro Service; Golden Mile Redemption Centre; Louise Belyea who knit beautiful hats and mittens; Island View School - Bear Necessities drive; WS Construction. Please accept my apologies if I have inadvertently omitted anyone! And to all of the individuals who made donations at our drop off, Jim’s Family Convenience and the Market Place Wellness Centre - a heartfelt thank you! 717

RiVeR VAlleY liONs

The River Valley Lions Club are holding Bingo every Thursday. The doors open at 6:00 with quarter games starting at 6:20, early bird games at 7:00pm followed by regular games at the River Valley Lions Community Centre, 27 Inglewood Drive Grand Bay-Westfield (wheelchair accessible). Canteen is available. 706

dANCes iN lORNeVille

Lorneville Community Centre Country Dance/Open Mic every Thursday at 7:30pm. Join the house band, The River Road Ramblers, on stage or just dance the night away. This is an alcohol free event. Admission is $3 at the door. 716

Clearance Sale On Now Many fashion bras, panties and loungewear reduced to make room for the Spring stock. Up to 70% off the reg. price.

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The Fr. Thomas Beck Lancaster Council 8094, Knights of Columbus are sponsoring nonsmoking Dabber Mini-bingo at the Msgr. Osborne Family Centre (basement of St. Rose School), Manawagonish Road, Saint John West on Tuesdays, at 6:30pm. Admission - non-perishable food item, 50 cents for three face card. 703

Market Place Wellness Center

Growing as a community together Market Place Wellness Center is a community wellness center that is located in the Carelton Community Center, designed to promote the health and wellness of the residents of the west side. We offer a wide variety of programs (most of which are free) and new programs are always in the works. Stop by and see us if you have any questions or call 674-4335. Specimen Collection - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7:30am-2:30pm by appointment only, please call 648-6681. Food Bank - Tuesdays & Fridays 1:00-3:00pm, 674-4335. Art for Seniors – Thursdays 1:00-3:00pm, 674-4335. Monthly Foot Care Clinic – every 3rd Wednesday, by appointment 6572273. Are you over 50 and want to be more active? Join our free classes - Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00am at the Hope Centre and Fridays from 2:00-3:00pm at the Carleton Community Center. Please call 674-4335. No charge. Food Purchase Club for more information call West-674-4335. One change (old North End) - 6352035, Crescent Valley - 693-8513, St. Joseph’s Community Health Center - 6325537 West Side Community Kitchen Program – free, 6744335. Social Development worker on site to answer questions, Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-3:00pm.

ATV Riders

The Grand Bay-Westfield ATV Riders regular monthly meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Grand Bay Centrum at 7:00pm. For Club information please contact 757-8787 or visit the website at grandbay-westfieldatvriders. ca. New members always welcome. 724


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Y CHild CARe & AFTeR sCHOOl sPACes

As the largest not-for-profit child care provider in Canada, the Y has a unique and distinct blend of programs available for children. The West Side Day Care operates out of the Church of the Good Shepherd and offers quality Preschool Programming for children 2 to 5 years of age from Monday to Friday. Full time and part time spaces are now available. Early Learning Programs are modeled after the NB Early Learning and Child Care curriculum and the highly regarded YMCA Playing to Learn program. The staff are trained to create a fun and nurturing environment for children to play and grow. Space is also available in the After School program. This program operates under the Y Canada Healthy Child Development guidelines and the standards from the Province of New Brunswick. Children are engaged in arts, crafts, organized games, learning centres and sports. This is an opportunity to play, learn and make new friends at a great new facility. Volunteer opportunities are also available at the Day Care Centre. Adults and seniors interested in interacting with children and assisting with the development of our youth are encouraged to contact the Y. For additional information call the West Side Day Care at 6462111. 722

Holly Molly had a Dolly, Which never was alone, Because Holly Molly’s Dolly, Never stayed at home. Silly Willy Dilly, Was a Pussy Cat, He was born in Scotland, What do you think of that? When they played the Bagpipes, He would always scratch the mat, Because Silly Willy Dilly Was a Pussy Cat


St. Matthews Women’s Society, Grand Bay, holds card parties (45s) every Thursday starting at 7:30pm. $3 admission and $2 for 50/50. A light lunch is served. 713


Kitty on the Table, Kitty on the Chair, Kitty on the Sofa Cat Hair Everywhere

TOPS Club, Inc., an international weight-loss support group (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), town to help residents of Saint John realize a healthier lifestyle, has regular meetings held locally at: NB5248, Carleton Kirk West Saint John (Monday evenings, weigh in at 6:00 and meeting 6:30pm); NB5247 Crescent Valley in Saint John North (Carleton Kirk, 55 MacLaren Blvd., Thursday evenings with weigh in at 6:00 and meeting at 6:30pm); and in Millidgeville (Seventh Day Adventist Church, 509 Woodward Avenue with weigh-in from 6:00-6:03, meeting 6:30-7:30pm) Your first meeting is always free! For information on a chapter near you please contact Donna or John Buckley at topscaptain@ or call 849-0550. 727

Written by Byron Williamson, Rothesay

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Local Fencer takes bronze

A team of nine New Brunswick youth fencers took part in the Quebec Youth Circuit competition in Longueuil on the weekend of December. 10 and team member Scott MacGregor of Harbour View High in Saint John reached the podium by capturing bronze in under 15 men’s epee. It was only his second exposure to the strong Quebec field and he maintained a strong focus on each of his opponents. After two rounds he was seeded 14th out of 38 competitors. Then he proceeded with two upset victories in the elimination rounds over 3rd seed Clement Theriault of Gatineau & 6th seed Tristan Richard of Montreal before his loss to 7th seed Yongmu Ouyang of Montreal. Three New Brunswick team members reached the quarterfinals: Cedric Richard of Fundy Fencing Club in Saint John finished in 6th place in under 15 men’s sabre; Owen Preeper of the Fundy club finished 8th in under 15 men’s foil; and Nigel Sood from Damocles Fencing Club of Fredericton placed 8th in under 13 men’s epee. Other results for NB fencers were: Nigel Sood (Damocles) - 11th in under 13 men’s foil; Will Dobson (Fundy) - 12th in under 13 men’s epee and 17th in under 13 men’s foil; Lia Piekarski (Fundy) - 11th in under 15 women’s foil; Alex Fullerton (Damocles) - 13th in under 13 men’s foil; Alex Bischoff (Damocles) - 17th in under 15 men’s sabre; Matthew Cole (Fundy) - 24th in under 13 men’s foil. 733


Anyone who has a child under the age of two is invited to drop in to have your baby weighed and your questions answered by a Public Health Nurse and/or Nutritionist. This service is available at the Market Place Wellness Centre - Lower level of Carleton Community Centre (82 Market Place) on the second Tuesday of every month from 9:00-11:00am and the fourth Friday of every DENIS MORRIS COMMUNITY CENTRE Dabber Bingo - every Wednesday evening. Quarter games at month from 1:00-3:00pm. 5:30; early bird at 7:00; regular games at 7:30pm. Doors open at For more information please call 674-4335 or 693-8735. 725 4:00pm. DMCC Seniors Club – meets every Monday at 1:30pm, Vi Matheson, President. LADIES VOLLEYBALL Rentals available for all locations, 672-1046. 705 Ladies Volleyball League plays at the Carlton Community Centre on Sundays from 4:0010:00pm (one hour play), for ages 18 and up. For more information contact Jennifer LeBlanc at 1-506-755-9081. 719

Benefit dance for CNIB

In support of the Canadian Council of the Blind Saint John Chapter a Valentine’s Benefit Dance will be held on Friday, February 10th from 8:00pm-1:00am at the RCL Branch #69 (Wilson Street, West SJ) with music by Hunter Sounds. Tickets ($25/couple) maybe purchased at RCL Branches #69 or #2; or by calling Estelle Middleton 693-1755, Brian Thorne 6725574; Mary Bordage 674-2630. There will be lots of door prizes to be won. Come out for a fun filled night while supporting a great cause. 721

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Peninsula Branch #62 Royal Canadian Legion has need of a Legion Manager. This position requires a self-starter to take responsibility for the planning, development and facilitation of events that will promote our Legion and its mission statement. Duties will include “opening and closing” responsibilities, bar audits and other tasks as requested by the Legion’s Management Committee. Problem-solving abilities and computer skills are necessary requirements. This is a part-time position (20 hours a week) with the possibility of it leading into a full-time one. If you think you have the skills necessary to fill this position, please forward a letter of interest and/or resume to: The President Royal Canadian Legion Branch #62 1356 Rte. 845 Clifton Royal, NB E5S 2B9 Or submit by email to:

RelAY FOR liFe siGN-UP

Do you have your Relay For Life Team yet? Thinking about organizing a Relay For Life team for the first time or did you have so much fun last year that you can’t wait to do it again? Well, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started – register your team online at; or call Sheila Burtt at 757-2525, Cathy Shannon at 757-8891. What do you need to form a Relay For Life team? Get together a group of friends, family or co-workers and give yourself a fun name and start fundraising. Can you top these team names from 2011: Breast Friends, Friends on a Mission, Sobeys Sleepwalkers, Divas and Devils to name a few. All teams that register by Tuesday, January 31st will be entered into an early bird prize draw. We invite to you join us for the next team meeting held on Thursday, January 19th 7:30pm at the Pamdenec Room at the Centrum in Grand Bay. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is held in more than 500 communities across Canada each year. Join the biggest cancer event on June 8th to make the biggest difference in the fight against cancer. For more information or to volunteer, please contact co-chair Liz Chisholm at 738-8976 or visit 726

Closing date for submissions of interest will be February 15, 2012 Linda Dupuis Secretary

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Team “Friends for Life and Living” at the 211 Grand BayWestfield Relay for life.


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PASAGE Saint John Inc. supports adolescents and children in making responsible choices regarding substance abuse and addiction by providing up-to-date information and education. We provide support to and work with parents, educators and other community agencies in promoting awareness and preventing adolescent addictions. The PASSAGE Saint John Inc summer students are now available to do fun and educational presentations for youth in our community. Please call 642-4035 to book a presentation with them for your group, community centre of youth care program during the summer months. 718

The Knights of Columbus (#9176) are now holding their Sunday Brunches at St. Matthew’s Church – the fourth Sunday of each month. 702


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better gift for the cheesecake or chocolate lover in your life than with a Cheesecake Lolligram. The local CIBC branches will be taking pre-orders for handmade cheesecake - dipped in decadent dark chocolate and rolled in delicious toppings - by a local catering company, and the best part is that the proceeds from these delicious treats are going to support our own CIBC Run for the Cure; a great cause + delicious treat = perfect gift! Order a Cheesecake Lolligram for your Valentine today! Orders accepted until Wednesday, February 9th at all Saint John area/ Rothesay branches. Pick up at the branch of order is February 13th & 14th. 614


Put on your kilt and tartans and come out for some music, Scottish morsels and fun - an evening of Scottish entertainment to celebrate Robert Burns. This celebration will take place on saturday, January 28th at the Simonds Lions Club (185 Loch Lomond Road) starting at 7:00pm. Tickets ($25) are available from DMNB (Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick) at 636-6000 and all proceeds for this event will go to support the DMNB Humanities program – assisting the choir and band. 939

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fIVE-Part Educational Series

The Saint John Alzheimer Society’s 5-Part Educational Series will take place on five consecutive Wednesdays at 7:00pm from February 1st–29th at the Rocmaura Nursing Home (10 Parks Street): February 1st - What Is Dementia? Presented by Dr. Cynthia Hobbs, St. Joseph’s Hospital; February 8th - Communication & Coping Strategies. Presented by Sherry Gionet, RNGNC, St. Joseph’s Hospital; February 15th - Navigating the System. Presented by Stacey Guimby, Department of Social Development; February 22nd - Future Planning (Legal & Financial Matters). Presented by Attorney Dwight Allaby; February 29th - Resources & Support. Presenter to be confirmed. These sessions are free of charge and completion certificates are available upon completion of all five sessions. For more information please contact the Saint John Alzheimer Society to register: 152 Westmorland Road, 634-8722, saintjohn@ 616


A Prostate Cancer Support group for Saint John and outlying towns and communities will hold regular meetings on the first meeting on Tuesday of each month in the social room at St. James the Less Church located (1760 Rothesay Road, Rothesay) at 7:00pm. Support group members provide emotional support to each other; demonstrate that one is not alone, and that others share similar experiences and concerns. For further information call Doug Moore, Co-ordinator, at 847-1628. 815

Westside Food Bank

The Westside Food Bank would like to thank all the many individuals, churches, church groups, businesses, organizations, schools, etc., who kindly donated money, food, knitted articles, etc., during the Christmas Season. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all who support the Food Bank throughout the year. It is very heart warming to know that others are thinking of those less fortunate in tough economic times, and because of their support, the Food Bank can assist the needy in our community. Westside Food Bank Inc. 728

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The Kings County Historical & Archival Society, Inc., will hold its next meeting on saturday, February 25th at the Centennial Building, 27 Centennial Road, Hampton, starting at 2:00pm. The subject of the meeting will be the History of Rothesay. All are welcome to attend. 803


Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Atlantic Fall Raffle: 1st prize - all inclusive seven day cruise for two aboard the Ruby Princess - Claridon Robicheau, Church Point, NS; 2nd prize $1000 CAA travel gift card - Steve Chevarie, Rothesay; 3rd prize - three piece Roots luggage set - John Estabrooks, Ward’s Creek, 802



A grateful “Thank You” from the Saint John Community Christmas Exchange to all the churches, agencies and individuals who supported the Christmas Exchange in 2011. To all who sponsored families and made donations and to the volunteers, who gave of their time so generously, thank you. Your generous support has seen that over 2,700 families in the Saint John and surrounding areas were looked after for Christmas. 818

The 2012 Kirkpatrick Reunion will be held August 10th, 11th & 12th at the Patterson Historical Grounds. Mark your calendars now. The planning committee has been meeting and plans are now underway for this event. We need volunteers to help with this event. Also, as this will be a large gathering, we are looking for potential interest in local bed and breakfasts and use of trailers/campers. If you can help in anyway and or need more information about volunteering and local bed and breakfasts, etc., please contact Doreen Cross at email below or Gail Willis To keep people updated, Doreen Cross, chairperson, will be sending information out from time to time by email. Thank you to those you have replied to our previous request on supplying your email address to Doreen. If you have not responded and if you are a descendant and have an email address or if you have changed your email, please send your email address to so she can continue to update the distribution list. 828


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Inn on the Cove & Spa and its owners Ross and Willa Mavis regret the inconvenience caused to its many guests and clients by the fire that recently swept through the building on Sand Cove Road, Saint John.


Congratulations to Renelle LeBlanc of Quispamsis who submitted this photo of a Chickadee in her yard. Renelle has won a voucher to a local Subway for a foot long meal deal. 823

We ask your indulgence until the building is repaired and services restored. Thank you to everyone for their expressions of sympathy and support during this difficult time. We look forward to the day when we can welcome you at the front door of Inn on the Cove once again. Ross & Willa Mavis ATTeNTiON AMATeUR PHOTOGRAPHeRs

KENO’s Renovations “Renovations with meticulous worksmanship” •Installation Hardwood, Laminate, Engineered, Cork, Tile Floors, and stairs (custom rounded treads). •Sanding Sand and finish all types of Hardwood flooring with a Dust Containment system. Custom stains are also available. •Renovations Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Basements from new drywall, electrical wiring, plumbing to just a new paint job.

This could be your chance to ‘click’ and ‘win’. Have you taken that ‘nearly perfect’ photo – well, send it to us – it could be chosen as Ossekeag Publishing’s “Pic of the Month”, sponsored by participating Subway locations. The first of each month we will be choosing one photo, from those submitted during the previous month, to be our “Pic of the Month” and the winner will receive a voucher for a Footlong meal deal from participating Subway locations. Please visit our website ( for complete contest info and rules. Editor’s note – Don’t forget that you can submit ‘holiday/ seasonal’ after Christmas. Submission of photos authorizes Ossekeag Publishing the right to print and display your photo (with photographer credit) in any of our four publications, our yearly calendar, website and Facebook group. If no photo of suitable quality is submitted, judges can elect to choose no winner for that month. 821

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The Westside Food Bank would like to thank all the many individuals, churches, church groups, businesses, organizations, schools, etc., who kindly donated money, food, knitted articles, etc., during the Christmas Season. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all who support the Food Bank throughout the year. It is very heart warming to know that others are thinking of those less fortunate in tough economic times, and because of their support, the Food Bank can assist the needy in our community. Westside Food Bank Inc. 728



Allow time to read a Book with your Child everyday. Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initative held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading. If you would like to improve on your reading and writing skills, READ Saint John can help you. They are an adult literacy organization that can help evaluate your needs and match you with a tutor. It’s free and confidential.

Give the gift of Helping them read & Invest in their future.


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Family Literacy Day Reading for just 15 minutes per day is important for child development as well as a great family activity.

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Tutors can help you Understand how to read; Volunteers are available.

Why not ‘Xcite Your child to read with Zest? Saint John West Branch Library 621 Fairville Blvd. Saint John, NB


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Friday, January 27 3:30pm Pre-registration is required. Call 643-7260.

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Saturday, January 21, 2:30–3:30pm

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I thought your readers might enjoy seeing a few pictures of a rarely seen New Brunswick animal. Back in September I was fortunate to have seen a Fisher in the woods directly behind my home here in Quispamsis. I was standing still when I caught some movement and all of a sudden a Fisher popped over a little knoll just ten meters away. I was very surprised and equally surprised as to the size of this animal. With its long tail it would have been three feet long. As a result of this encounter I purchased a trail camera and set it up in the woods along with some bait. For those readers who do not know what a trail camera is, it is a motion activated ditgital camera set to take pictures of animals as they move in front of the camera. Over the next couple of weeks I captured numerous pictures of raccoons and even a coyote but it took several weeks before I got pictures of the Fisher. I now have hundreds of pictures as the Fisher got used to my free meals.. They are pretty common in the Province trappers can catch them legally and there is no limit, they are just rarely seen. The odd part is that it’s living in Quispam they usually prefer old growth remote forests. Their favorite food is porcupine one of the few animals that can prey on them because they know how to kill them and the quills don’t cause them grief. Are your neighbors missing any cats or small dogs? They like squirrels and mice too but will take anything smaller than they are. M. Donovan, Quispamsis. 830


The Pitfalls and triumphs of Board Recruitment - a strong board is the foundation for any organization. Recruiting the right board members is crucial to the success of a board. This noon nugget will explore some of the reasons why board recruitment is often less successful than it could be and some of the strategies that lead to successful board recruitment and the establishment of a strong board. This Noon Nugget will be held on Thursday, January 19th with facilitator, Betty Hitchcock who is well known in Saint John for her involvement with numerous agencies. All Education Programs are sponsored by the United Way of Greater Saint John and will be held at the Saint John Volunteer Centre (66 Waterloo Street, Training Room Suite 224) with registration ($15/person) from 11:30-11:50am and the Workshop from 12:00noon-1:00pm. Pre-register call 658-1555 or email 918

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Sarah Mallory-Wright Ins Agcy Sarah Mallory-Wright, President 39 Loch Lomond Rd Saint John, NB E2J 1X4 Bus: 506-652-5000

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MUSINGS By Debbie Hickey

HAPPY NeW YeAR Except, what year is this? I know it’s 2012 . . . but how did you just say that. Did you say twenty twelve, or did you say two thousand twelve? I had this dilemma last year as well and never did satisfactorily come to a conclusion as to the “better” way to say it. On New Year’s Day I was listening to CBC Radio and heard exclusively “twenty twelve”. Ah, CBC has decreed that to be the “correct” pronunciation. Until the next day when I heard another CBC host using two thousand twelve . . . I am going with “twenty twelve” regardless, after all it wasn’t one thousand nineteen hundred and twelve. It has thus far been an open mild start to the winter so I have not seen as many birds at the feeders off my back deck as I normally do. The cats have been very disappointed! I am still going through the bird food at a very rapid pace however. Hmmm . . . that mild open winter part likely has something to do with that. So when the back yard light went on at 3:00am the other night, I was out of bed in a flash to see what was happening. As I suspected, raccoons! No wonder the bird food was disappearing. I grabbed my robe and headed for the back deck. Where are my moccasins/slippers? Oh yes, left them behind at my daughter’s (along with the novel I was half-way through but that’s another story). No matter, those raccoons are not getting another meal at my expense. Out I go on the deck in bare feet. Now this may well have been a relatively mild winter to date, but not that night! It was well below freezing and although the deck is wood it was snappin’ cold on the toes! Three raccoons took off in a hurry with a stick of stove wood encouraging them along! The largest, aka Big Mama, was hissing and snarling all the way. It has been two nights since the great rout and so far no sign that they have returned. I am sure this is not the end of the war, only the first skirmish, unless it stays cold enough for them to den up til spring. But I do need to get my moccasins back. Brrrr . . .801

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