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Mark your calendar for March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day. While women have definitely made progress over the past few decades, there is still unfortunately key gaps in many areas of importance. I am sure that everyone has noticed that the vast majority of politicians in Canada are male. Now I have to say, given my feelings for any number of politicians that I have observed, (yes Rob Ford you are one) I would far sooner trust their wives to bring some intelligence and empathy to the job. CTV News does report some progress being made amongst doctors. “At a provincial level, Quebec and New Brunswick had the highest percentages of female physicians last year, at 42 percent and 36 percent respectively. Prince Edward Island, at 28 percent, and Saskatchewan and Manitoba, both at 32 percent, had the lowest proportions of female doctors.” As you can see there is still a pretty large gap to reach a full 50 percent participation for women as doctors and I am sure that if we look at the trades such as electricians, plumbers and mechanics, the participation of women would be much, much lower. So what I am recommending is this... for young children, whether it is a birthday or Christmas, buy a doll or similar toy

and a dump truck or other boy type toy. Do this for both boys and girls, because we need to free both sexes from the stereotypes that are still going on. Boys can become nurses and child care workers and young females can certainly become mechanics and other trades people, but not if we keep dumping the same girl/boy expectations upon them. I never bought our daughters’ girl toys and while they never grew up to want to drive the tractor and work in the woods, it wasn’t because we limited their possibilities. All women and men deserve to grow to their own potential, without artificial limitations. Happy International Womens Day. 0001

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ASk THE CHEF Colin Sifton here again from Holly’s Restaurant and Catering with some answers to many questions this week. I thought I would give you some insights to how to go about getting a caterer. Off-site catering is something I have been doing since the start of my career. Everything from a business outing for 500 people in the middle of a field, to providing food to a tall ships as it took a three-hour cruise, to weddings or just a simple board meeting for ten. All very different but all should come with similar questions. When dealing with a caterer, you should always have a budget in mind. If you are having an event, come up with a number that you wish to work with and your caterer should be able to fit into that number. If you just ask “how much for a chicken dinner” you will not be happy with what you get. Every business is different and what chicken dinner is to one may not compare to what another may offer. Ask if they are willing to give you samples. This will put your mind at ease and you’ll have an opportunity to make some changes if needed.

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Once you get the price, ask if that includes taxes and service charges. No need to get a big surprise when the bill comes in. 13% tax is an absolute, but service charges can depend on the caterer. Next is all about the extras. What are extras? Glassware, tableware, table cloths, napkins and more. The list can go on and on. Know what you need or ask what they can provide. Again another area that if not discussed from the beginning, you may end up having to pay for it in the end and now you have just blown your budget. Most caterers will be up front about all of these items, but what started as a $15 chicken dinner has now grown into a $34.95 chicken dinner. Lastly, I wanted to mention cleanup and removal of garbage. Again cost that you may not be thinking about or even worse, you will have to take care of yourself! A good caterer should always leave an area the way they found it, but if it is not discussed, then you may be stuck doing dishes and removing garbage after your big event. Trust me, it will be the last thing you will want to be doing.

So the next time the boss asks you to get a caterer in for a meeting, ask him first what is the budget you have to work with. When planning your big day, once you have figured out how many people you wish to invite, work out how much you want to spend on each of them. They won’t all show up so you will have some money left over. When you call around for a caterer, have these questions ready because it will save you a lot of time and money in the end. 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 editorial@ossekeag.ca

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SEA BELLES CHORUS NEWS Sea Belles Chorus had a busy Christmas season entertaining audiences at various local nursing homes, malls and community events throughout holiday season. Sea Belles Chorus thanks all who supported performances and activities during 2013. A percentage of all proceeds

from chorus fund raising activities is donated to local charities. Sea Belles' Charity Coordinator, Cindy Mayo, recently presented a total of $1200 in cheques to Carolyn McNulty of Romero House and Janet Bordage of Sophia Recovery Center. Sea Belles celebrated Harmony Awareness Week (February 9-15) by entertaining residents of Parkland Shannex Retirement Living with a cappella harmonies of love, happiness and good times.

On Saturday, March 15 the Sea Belles will be at the 2014 Ford World Women's Curling Championship to help with the celebration. The Chorus is delighted to announce they will be singing O Canada in A Cappella harmony during the Opening Ceremonies. Join Sea Belles as they welcome curlers and their fans from around the world to our door! For more information on these and other Sea Belles' activities, visit: seabelles. ca or the Chorus Facebook page. 2645

Sea Belles, Cindy Maya presenting donation to Janet Bordage, Director, Sophia Recovery Centre.

Sea Belles, Cindy Maya presenting donation to Carolyn McNulty of Romero House.

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Official flag raising of the Tri Colour – City Hall 12 noon Gala Dinner. Delta Hotel. Contact Marijke 672-0294, Mary 672-9177, Donna – 849-1358 Ecumenical Service . Dedication to the Celtic Cross – 1:00 pm St. Patrick’s Sq. Corner of Water, Prince William Street In and Out of the Pub – Harbourview High School Douglas Avenue, Call 672-0883 or 642-4528 Breakfast at O’Leary’s, Princess Street 9:00am-1:00pm. Proceeds to L’ Arche Family Festival Day, Market Square, 1:30pm -3:30pm.

Join us for a FAMILY FESTIVAL in the atrium Come hear our very talented Comhaltas Have lots of fun with Face Painting by Cathie Hair Flares with Hayley, Cathy and Sabrina Balloon animals by Maasa Translate your name to Irish Enjoy cake and special treat from Ireland Make a wish at the Green Fountain SPECIAL GUEST: ADAM MCINTYRE Sean Nos Dancer Féach tú ann--See you there Sunday, March 17

Mass, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception – 12 noon.

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GET FRESH WITH FOOD Many medical programs in Canada and the USA do not teach any nutrition or plant based healing and nutrition courses are often centred around supplements. There are fantastic doctors that have educated themselves and will talk about natural ways to treat medical problems, but this is often not the case. "Natural" plant-based healing has been stigmatized in many ways, so many patients are more open to a treatment in the form of a prescription, rather than a grocery list. I find this to be unfortunate because much of our modern medicine is derived from plant based sources. In many cases, medicine is manufactured to mimic the chemical composition of what occurs in nature. There are huge problems with this. We know one of these problems as side-effects. I am not denouncing modern medicine. I have a lot of respect for our medical advances and I probably would not have a living mother without them. However, I am very disappointed that our modern medical system stigmatizes plantbased treatments to some of our most common ailments, especially when they can be at least as effective. Modern medicine

should place a higher value on natural sources than artificial sources and both schools of thought should work alongside each other to use the best of both worlds. Manufactured medicine and supplements should be a last resort option or a one-time temporary solution or relief. Have you ever suffered from clinical depression? Mental health is one of the most under-acknowledged and stigmatized medical disciplines. This is madness (pun intended) because according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 2544 year olds and approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives. We are so willing to go to a gym to stay in shape, but we assume that those who seek therapy have a "problem." Depression is an extremely serious disorder. Depression is the dysfunction or lack of neurotransmitters to carry the signal between brain cells. Specifically, it is the lack of serotonin, which is the neurotransmitter that controls mood and emotion. SSRI's, such as Prozac are designed to artificially

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mask or boost serotonin levels. According to Dr. Michael Gregor, the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States, in a double blind, randomized and placebo study of the effects of saffron vs Prozac, saffron proved to be just as effective as Prozac. For this reason, it puzzles me why anyone would take prozac, especially when you might experience one of the common side-effects, such as sexual disfunction. In fact, it isn't just saffron that can naturally boost your serotonin levels. Exercise, pineapples, bananas, kiwis, plums, turkey, and tomatoes are all effective against depression. I'll warn you though, treating depression with food also has a side-effect, which most experience as a full belly and a longer and healthier life. If you are thinking of changing medications please consult your doctor and a naturopath to find a balanced solution that's right for you. 0039

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The Westgate Dance Committee recently presented a cheque, along with nonperishable food to the Westside Food Bank. This donation was raised from their annual dance, which was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #69 on February 15. The storm on that night did not hamper their success with this event. This is the thirteenth year they have had this event and have raised approximately $48,000 over the thirteen years. The success of this event depends on the enthusiasm and hard work of Tim his wife Terry and volunteers and well as all the Westside Businesses who donate great door prize. Westside Food Bank extends a big "Thank You" once again. 2653

The Irish Canadian Cultural Association is sponsoring St. Pat’s week celebrations in Saint John from Friday, March 7 until Sunday, March 16: March 7 - 12:00noon, Flag Raising at City Hall; March 8 - Gala Dinner at the Delta. Contact Marijke 672-0294, Mary 672-9177, Donna 849-1358; March 9 - Ecumenical Service (dedication to the Celtic Cross) 1:00pm, St. Patrick’s Square, Corner of Water & Prince William Streets; March 12 - In & Out of the Pub at Harbourview High School, 672-0883 or 642-4528; March 15 - Breakfast at O’Leary’s, Princess Street from 9:00am-1:00pm. Proceeds to L’Arche; March 16 - Family Festival Day, Market Square from 1:30-3:30pm - various activities, cake, performance by Comhaltas and special guest, Adam McIntyre; March 17 - 12:noon, Mass, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 12:00noon. 2648

Helping women with cancer - Look Good Feel Better free workshops help women deal with the appearance-related sideeffects of their illness. Find support - lift your spirits - gain confidence! Join us in Saint John the 2nd Monday of every month from 1:30-3:30pm in the Oncology Conference room. Registration required - contact Angela at 648-6885.

Photo: Tim Ricketts (center), Chairperson of the Westgate Dance Committee presents Blake Lambert (right) and Shirley MacLeod (left) with a cheque for $4,717.

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KOC MINI-BINGO The Fr. Thomas Beck Lancaster Council 8094, Knights of Columbus are sponsoring non-smoking 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 for three-face card. G43

BRAIN TEASER 21. “Taming of the Shrew” city 23. Tapioca source 25. Stems used for wickerwork 26. Very bad in degree or extent 28. 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme 29. Enfeebles 31. Pops 32. Not a convenient time 38. Estimates 39. Making easier 41. Finished a skirt edge 42. Leprosy sufferers 44. Hasidic spiritual leader 45. Wife of Abraham 46. Runner used for gliding over snow 47. Not plain 52. Airport code for Gaborone 53. A mother’s summoning words 58. London Modern Art Museum 59. Motorcar

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8. Atomic #13 9. Extended neck for a better view 10. Blood group 11. And gentlemen 12. Your store of remembered information (abbr.) 13. Father of Araethyrea 16. Your father’s sister 17. A scrap of cloth 19. Take as a wife 20. Killers Leopold & ___ 21. Breathe rapidly 22. ____ Frank’s diary 24. Made dry and brittle 25. Not inland 27. Ladyfish genus 28. Look at with fixed eyes 30. Wedding vow 32. Shakespeare’s pentameter 33. Deprived of feeling 34. Double curve 35. Employees 36. Type of palm or grass 37. Forceful exertion 38. Oddball computer expert 40. Grasp suddenly 41. Time units (abbr.) 43. Refers to a female 47. Federal excise tax 48. Ingested 49. Not yes 50. Awards org. for country music 51. Not me 54. Overtime 55. 1/1000 of an ampere 56. Montana 57. Atomic #42

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Women’s Day Women in Business Saint John is home to a vibrant community of local women owned & women operated businesses. These businesses represent a broad array across the spectrum, from real estate, to hair cutting, or from RV sales and services to wine making. That’s just to name of few of the successful women run businesses in our community. Women’s Day on March 8th seeks to not only celebrate just Women in Business, but all women, and the successes they achieve, the obstacles they overcome and the many, many ways that women help, support and nurture the communities around them. While you read the feature, you’ll find women from all walks of life who have pursued their passion, chased their dreams and turned them into a successful enterprise that brings value to those around them and offering unique products, which help their community in one way or another. On Saturday, March 8th, International Women’s Day take some time to appreciate the women who have enriched your life in one way or another. Whether they be teachers, mothers, business owners, cashiers, or friends.


Penny worked in the childcare field for ten years and when she got the opportunity to open her own early learning facility, she set out to have the best in the city. With this in mind Penny and her husband Darrell opened Family Ties Play Care a year and a half ago with four employees and a drive to create a fun, exciting and safe environment for children aged 12 months to 12 years old. Since then, they have expanded from their original four staff members to a team of twelve dedicated employees and have a mini-bus to accommodate afterschool children from all surrounding elementary schools. Family Ties goes the extra mile to make sure your children feel secure and safe, being the first facility in the city to have video surveillance and security locked doors. This brings so much peace of mind to their parents. Giving back to the community is also a big part of Family Ties, with fundraising going on within the facility all year round. This has made it possible for the children to make contributions to the Empty Stocking Fund, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Children’s Wish Foundation and local food banks. At Family Ties they believe in teaching your children the value of giving back to their community.

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Last December, Darlings Island Bike Shop packed up and moved their location to the Parkway Mall, in between Wacky’s Flooring and Pharmasave, facing Boston Pizza. Now known as Consolvo Bikes they are ready and willing to serve you better than ever with over 6,000 square feet, and a wider selection of products available in their new showroom. Consolvo Bikes carries road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, BMX bikes, and child carrier systems allowing you to bring your child with you. Every bicycle comes with free tune-ups for a year. They also carry cross country skis and snowshoes. If you’re in the market for a new bicycle, Consolvo Bikes is your one stop shop. Save gas, get fit.

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every aspect of her business; especially her customers. The store has grown, both in size & product lineup, over the years as Bonnie carved out her niche. The location changed four times over the years growing from 900 square feet to the present 3500. Remaining as an independent retailer has allowed Barley Malt & Vine to offer an unrivalled selection of the industry’s best products in wine and beer kits and pet food. Perhaps the biggest challenge Bonnie has faced, greater even than the tribulations of purchasing & renovating the City Road store in 2009/10, was being diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2011. Early detection & successful surgery has meant a full recovery but subsequent treatment revealed a severe yeast allergy meaning that she cannot physically set foot inside her beloved store even though she is fit & well. As testament to the challenges of being a woman in business and true to character, Bonnie carries on undaunted from her home office with remote computer & video links. Her capable crew has accommodated this unusual arrangement with support and cooperation, ensuring that Bonnie Adams and Barley Malt & Vine will continue to forge a path forward.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING Tuesday, March 4 Pancake Lunch & Supper at the Villa Madonna. Lunch sittings 12:00noon & 1:00pm; Supper sittings 4:00 & 5:00pm. Cost $8/adult $25/family (2 adults, 2 children). Please call to register for a sitting at 849-5125. Pancake Supper at the Portland United Church (50 Newport Crescent) from 4:30-6:30pm. $7/adults, $5/children under 12. take-out available. Ample parking, wheelchair accessible. For more information call the church office 632-4030. Shrove Tuesday Supper from 4:30-6:00pm at St. Mark’s United Church (50 Dexter Drive). Tickets $7/adults $4/children 12 and under. Take-outs will be available. Call 672-3320 for tickets or purchase them at the door. Pancake Supper at the Gelnview United Church (8 Upland Road) from 4:306:00pm. $9/adults, $5/children 5-12. Takeouts available. For more info or tickets call the Church Office at 696-3773.

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Tuesday, March 5 Annual Pancake Supper at Trinity Anglican Church from 5:00-6:30pm. Freewill offering will be taken to support church outreach ministries. All welcome. Thursday, March 6 Rocmaura Nursing Home Auxiliary meeting at 4:00pm in the Boardroom of the Nursing Home. All are welcome. Friday, March 7 World Day of Prayer Ecumenical Service, 7:00pm at Saint Columba Presbyterian Church, 1454 Manawagonish Road with 5 West Saint John churches participating. This year's service is written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of Egypt. Refreshments will be served following the service. Saturday, March 8 Singles & Friends Dance from 9:0012:00pm at RCL Branch #69 (714 Wilson Street W) with Second Time Around. Doors open at 8:00pm. Admission is $6 and is open to singles and couples. Dance schedule is available at: singlesandfriends. ca.

Annual Smelt Fry (or ham), hosted by the Southfield United Church (814 Rte 865) from 4:00-6:00pm. $10/adults, $5/children under 12. To place take-out orders or for information contact Sandra at 839-2326 or Pat at 839-2132.

Sunday, March 9 Lancaster KOC #8094 Breakfast from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Assumption Centre, Chapel Street West. $7/adults and $3/ children. Proceeds for KOC Council #8094 and the St. Rose the Lima Parish new flooring project. Lenten Service & Hymn Sing at the Lancaster Baptist church (87 Church Avenue, West) starting at 7:00pm. Light lunch to follow. Tuesday, March 11 TAOIST TAI CHI™ - NEW BEGINNER CLASS - 4:45-5:45pm in the library (first floor) of the Community College (Grandview Ave) for adults/teens of all ages. Classes (Tuesdays & Thursdays for 12 weeks). Classes also in SJ West & Rothesay (see classifieds). Cost: $140; (students/


WHAT’S HAPPENING seniors: $110.) For information: saintjohn. nb@taoist.org. Voicemail: 658-9854.

Wednesday, March 12 Taste & Learn Class at Sobeys, West from 2:00-3:00pm. This free class will feature pasta samples and recipes. Saturday, March 15 West Side Co-Operative Preschool Open House from 2:00-4:00pm. Registration for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information: phone 635-8294, visit Facebook page or email - cheryl@wscp.ca. Annual Shamrock Supper (roast beef) and Irish music from 4:30-6:30pm at St. Mark’s United Church (50 Dexter Drive). $7/adults, $5/children under 12. Take-outs will be available. Call 672-3320 for tickets or purchase them at the door. Thursday, March 20 SJ Volunteer Centre Noon Nugget - Board & Staff Working Together to Build a Stronger Agency - with facilitator Betty Hitchcock at 66 Waterloo Street, Training Room Suite 224 from 12:00noon-1:00pm. Registration ($15/members, $25/non-members) from

11:30-11:50am. Bring lunch, tea/coffee provided. For info/registration call 6581555 or email: training@nb.aibn.com.

Sunday, March 23 MADD Candlelight Vigil from 2:004:00pm at Brenan’s Bay View Select Community Funeral Home Chapel (1461 Manawagonish Road). Reception to follow. If you wish to light a candle in memory of a loved one please call 672-6188 or amail: maddstj@nb.aign.com. RSVP by March 18. Saturday, March 29 Fashion Divas & Fabulous Desserts Fundraiser - 2:00pm, sponsored by Ladies in Fellowship Together, Church of the Good Shepherd (668 Manawagonish Road, Saint John West), with fashions from Alia Tan Jay modelled by L.I.F.T. ladies and friends. Tickets ($10) may are available from any L.I.F.T. member or by calling Judy 672-3932, Gloria 738-8615. April 1 & 2 Villa Madonna, Rothesay is hosting two one-day workshops - “Strengthen Your Non-

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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. Thursday, April 24 SJ Regional Hospital Auxiliary’s 95th Annual Meeting 12:00noon at St. Mark’s United Church (50 Dexter Drive, SJ West). Lunch $10/person. RSVP by April 14 email: auxil@HorizonNB.ca or 648-6292. 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: saintjohnnaturalistsclub.org and follow us on Facebook as “Nature Saint John”. 0023

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Congratulations to Tim Brown, who submitted this “Close-up” themed photo of a bee on a flower to our “Pic of the Month” contest during the month of February. Tim has won pair of movie tickets (including popcorn & drink), compliments of Ossekeag Publishing. The theme for March submissions is - “Something Red”. No people or pets please. Happy shooting!! 0037

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“THE DROWSY CHAPERONE” AT ST. MALACHY’S St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is pleased to announce the Saint John Premiere of The Drowsy Chaperone; from Wednesday, March 19 through Saturday, March 22 you can be among the first to see this brand new musical to our city.

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and brown material should be added in equal parts to the pile. To keep your compost decomposing steadily and evenly be sure to turn it every other week and give it a good mix with an aerating tool, pitchfork, or shovel every two weeks. Add water to the pile every time you turn it; Your compost should be damp to the touch, but not soaking wet. Adding manure from horses, cows or chickens when you start your pile is a great way to kick start the decomposition process. Manure from meat-eating animal is best left out of the compost. Compost is good and ready to use when it has an ‘earthy’ aroma and is deep brown colour. In can be used to enrich your lawn, flower beds and vegetable gardens. Compost is a great way to cut down on waste and improve the quality of your soil. 2510

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COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER TAX PROGRAM The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) assists thousands of low-income Canadians each year to prepare and submit current or prior year returns. Volunteers use CRAapproved software and can submit current year returns directly over the Internet (older returns have to be printed and mailed). The program is available free of charge to single taxpayers with income under $30,000, or couples under $40,000. Volunteers do not accept returns for those who are self-employed, in bankruptcy proceedings, or just deceased. Since 2011, nearly 500 returns have been completed at a weekly tax clinic at St. Paul’s Church on the Rothesay Common. This year’s clinic will again be held at the same location on Tuesdays from 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00-3:00pm March 11, 25 and each Tuesday in April. No appointments are necessary; service is on a first-come first-served basis. Clients may, if they wish, fill in an information sheet and leave their returns for completion later

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MEDALS AT SKATE DARTMOUTH The Kennebecasis Valley Figure Skating club would like to congratulate Madison Herrington for a great skate at the Skate Dartmouth event; she received a Gold in Interpretive and a Bronze in Freestyle. Great job, Madison. 2656

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MUSINGS by Debbie Hickey THANK YOU, FRIEND Ossekeag is saying good-bye to one of our own as she moves on to a new job. Sharon has devoted (and I do not use that word lightly) ten years to Ossekeag Publishing and has often joked her blood runs Ossekeag green. (‘Course, we have now changed from green to blue for our corporate colour. . . does that make her a blueblood?) She has worked throughout the whole organization at various times over the years and has a head chock full of all kinds of knowledge garnered from those experiences. Hopefully she will be able to shake some of it out and leave it behind for us to utilize, and to make space in there for the new and exciting things she will be learning in the next few months! From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary: Serendipity - luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. Serendipity brought Sharon to Ossekeag, as Mike met her through another organization and sent her my way. Serendipity intervened again to create a friendship as well great co-worker. Now serendipity takes her on another path that will hopefully continue to intersect with mine. We often say that when people move on

to other positions that they may leave the job, but they remain part of the Ossekeag family. Sort of like moving out West for work. Sharon may not be in the building every day, but she will most certainly always be a member of my “family”, which stretches to include more than those people who may be related by blood to include those related by heart. Congratulations Sharon, on a job well done, on the legacy of pursuit of excellence you have worked so hard to instill on Ossekeag, and of course on the new job. “May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.” - Irish Blessing. Or, more appropriately (tho’ less poetically) from me “Live long and prosper”. 0002

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DAVE’S LIGHT TRUCKING & Cleaning Service, junk, garbage, construction & roofing materials, demolition, brush, trees, decks, small moving jobs. 7 days a week. Also picking up unwanted vehicles. 8323982 or 653-0026. SEWING JOBS DONE for ladies, gentlemen and children. Hems done on pants, dresses etc., other alterations. Call 672-2599. FREE SCRAP METAL DROP OFF. All car parts, batteries, lawn mowers, washers & 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. GBS EXCAVATING offers fully licensed septic work, foundation drains, erosion control, demolition, culverts, old concrete/ asphalt removal and more! Call today for a free quote: Chris 639-8766 or Matt 651-5172.

CARD READINGS BY DONNA Regular playing cards with 100-year old chart, also Angel cards. Contact for prices: i.e. Individual, party, group. Phone 506-8490550 or angelcardreader2@gmail.com. ED’S CLEANING & HOME REPAIR: Spring/Fall clean-up, small tractor services, snow clearing, lawn maintenance, garbage and recycling services, home repairs. 6515807, ededling1@gmail.com. WE HAUL AWAY junk cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment. Small fee for appliances and small scrap. Drop off site 54 Backland Road, Kingston. 7632933 or 333-9067.

VEHICLES WAYNE’S AUTO WORLD - In house financing. Buy, sell, lease, rent. Owner Wayne Ganong, bus. 738-6777, cell: 6478777. www.waynesautoworldltd.com, 53 Epworth Park Road, Grand Bay-Westfield.


AT yOUR SERVICE CALL C.K. ADHESIVES Services Offered Include: · Repairs with liquid rubber/epoxy injection · Drain tile repair/replacement · Internal drain tile systems · Repairs to block foundations · Membrane water proofing · Complete excavation services · Video inspection FREE · Environmentally friendly ESTIMATES! 30+ Years

WHEN YOU NEED US... WE’LL BE THERE!

Blaine Campbell of Experience Phone: (506) 832-5071 Email: basement@nb.aibn.com

West Side Home Improvements • Residential & Commercial • Repairs, Renovations & New Work • Decks, Doors, Windows, etc. REGISTERED & INSURED Phone: Roger 214-3194 Email: r101wilson@gmail.com

LANCASTER FLORISTS Family Owned & Operated for Over 60 Years

• Flowers & Gifts • Fruit & Gourmet Baskets • Plush Animals • Baskets & Balloons Delivery to Saint John and Surrounding Areas www.lancasterflorists.com 11 Main Street, West. lancasterflorists@nb.aibn.com Tele: 635-1040

KENO’s Flooring “Renovations with meticulous worksmanship” Installation of Hardwood, Tile, Laminate and Engineered Flooring. We do Sanding & Finishing of Hardwood Floors with a dust containment system. We do Hardwood and/or Tile on stairs with custom stains.

Please give Kevin a call for an estimate on your flooring project @ 608-2368

Do you have a VanEE, Venmar, Life Breath or any other model Heat Recovery Ventilator or Air Exchanger in your home? Has it been serviced in the last year? If not, you should be calling MC Clean Air for a complete cleaning, service and check-up. Replacement parts and units available.

CLEAN AIR

Appointments: 631-0841 A Division of MC Ventilation Ltd.

Tel: 832-5613 242 Main Street Hampton, nB E5n 6B8 info@ossekeag.ca March 4th - March 17th, 2014

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WIN A WEEKEND GETAWAY FOR YOUR MOM

Tell us about your Mother for a chance to win a weekend getaway for your mom at Hampton Inn & Suites and dinner for two at East Side Marios!

Send in your most heartwarming story about your Mom in 250 words or less and a photo by April 14th at 5:00

The winning story & some runner-ups will be featured in our publications on April 29th and May 6th. Send your stories to: contest@ossekeag.ca Make sure your submission includes, your name & phone number, and your mom’s name. Contest rules: All submissions must be received by April 14th, 5:00pm. Ossekeag employees, contest sponsors, and their direct relations are not eligible for entry. Submission of stories authorizes Ossekeag Publishing the right to print your story and included photo in any of our four publications – The Tides, Valley Viewer, Hampton Herald and Sussex Herald, website and Facebook group and any other media channel that Ossekeag Publishing chooses to employ.

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March 4, 2014 The Tides