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Is it possible to teach an old dog new tricks???? Sit Mikie, sit!! Hmmmm... doesn’t seem to work too well. I am trying to teach myself patience, especially when it comes to exercising. You see exercising is dull, boring, and unfortunately good for you. Whether, I am plodding along on the treadmill or pushing some weights, it is about as exciting as watching grass grow and without distraction your only entertainment is the unjoyful sound of your heart thumping and joints creaking. So... traditionally, once or twice every year, I hop on the treadmill and decide to whip myself into shape. Boring... let's try faster. My workouts are only 45 minutes, let’s go longer and faster. And I shouldn’t just do a cardio workout, let’s try some weights and heck why not some flexibility. So in a pretty short time, I am working out for more than 90 minutes. I also have had an irrational motto... when tired and my butt is really dragging... why, crank up the speed. I guess my theory is, if you are running with all you got to not go flying off the treadmill, you’re just too busy and scared to feel tired. Unfortunately, a strategy that might have worked in my much younger years has for some time now just caused persistent aches and pains and finally for me to say “to heck with this

foolishness” and promptly turn to my more naturally lazy ways. So where I am at now is this, at nearly 6-foot and running about 167 pounds, I have a 34” waist that 20 years ago would have been 32”. I estimate that I have at least 10 and possibly 15 pounds that was once muscle or bone... and now isn’t!! With a goal of reaching a 32” waist I know two things. One... I hate dieting, even exercising is better. And two, exercise is a long slow way to work off weight (dieting is much faster) and you need very good endurance to put in the many miles needed for exercise to show significant results. “So, Mikie, are you just dreaming or do you have a plan?” “Of course, Mikie has a plan!! Silly boy!!” Rule one is I must repeat a program three times before I can increase either speed or duration. Rule two, should I experience more than mild stiffness the following day I must go back one level. Rule three, is a summary... Mikie... “You must be patient!!” Rule 4 is “If I see no progress in my workout for two consecutive weeks, I am taking a sledgehammer to every piece of exercise equipment that we own!!” 0002

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LIBRARY NEWS WEST BRANCH LIBRARY Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Blvd, 6437260 Hours: - Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am-8:30pm; Sunday, Monday & holidays - closed. Note: Library closed Friday, December 24-Tuesday, December 27. Children’s Programs: Babies in the Library - Please sign up for next session, Tuesdays (February 7, 14, 21 & 28) 11:30am. Time for Tots - 10:30am on Thursdays for ages 18-36 months. Moon & Star Play Time - 6:30pm for babies & toddlers - and Mommy & Daddy too. Storytime - 10:30am on Fridays, stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft for all ages. Literacy Tutoring - Elementary & Middle School aged children call 643-7260 to book a free one-on-one tutoring session. Family Drop-in Table - all day, every day with weekly theme. Saturday, December 17 - 11:30am, Family Movie Matinee - The Secret Life of Pets. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 29, 30 & 31 - 2:30pm, Glamcraft - facials on Thursday, Nail Art on Friday and New Year’s Hair on Saturday. Pre-registration required. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 29, 30 & 31 - 2:30pm, Minecraft ® Games. Pre-registration required. Adult Programs:

Wednesday, December 14 - 6:00pm, Chick flick - Bridget Jones’ Baby. Thursday, December 15 - 6:00pm, Mystery Book Club - Tim Cockey. Thursday, December 29 - 1:00pm, Library Social - seniors newcomers & adults welcome. Friday, December 31 - 2:00pm, Friday Flick - Jason Bourne. Coffee House & Open Mic - last Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm. Musicians, poets, writers and a great audience, all welcome. SJ has talent come and see. Monthly Book Raffle: Tickets (one for $2, three for $5) on sale each month for a new group of books. Proceeds to purchase new material. Adult Literacy Tutoring: Free one-onone tutoring session call 643-7260. Knit 2 Together (k2tog): Tuesday afternoons drop-in, with knitted squares, tea and treats; drop in and put two or more together to make a blanket. Computer Lab: Check your e-mail, do research, use the interne - free. Book a tutorial and learn basic computer skills. Free Wi-Fi. Community Room Rental: West Branch Library has a spacious room offering tables, chairs and limited kitchen facilities.

EAST BRANCH LIBRARY 55 McDonald Street (transit building), 643-7250, eastbranch.publiclibrary@ Library Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-8:30pm; Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday &

Monday - closed. Children’s Programs: Thursdays: 10:30-11:00am, Story Time with stories, crafts and theme based songs for pre-schoolers. Friday, December 9: Open Craft Day, all day drop-in. Saturday, December 10: 2:30pm, Puppet Show Fun - Forgetful Santa and Mooseltoe. Crafts to follow. Wednesday, December 14: 6:307:00pm, Hackmatack Children’s Book Club for grades 4-6. Family Drop-in Table: every day with weekly theme. Adult Programs: Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 6:00pm, Computer Help during December. Tuesday, December 6: 6:30pm, History of English. Lecture by Mattyas Huggard. Tuesday, December 13: 3:30-7:30pm, Seasonal Open House. Wednesday, December 7: 10:3011:30am, Seniors & Newcomers’ Cafe .All welcome. Thursday, December 8: 3:00-4:00pm, Computer Q & A for Seniors. Thursday, November 24: 2:30pm, Book Club for Adults - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Friday, December 9: Open Craft Day - all day drop-in. Saturday, December 10: 11:00am, Graphic Novel Club. Selection various Marvel Star War titles. Wednesday, December 14: 2:00pm, Scrabble fun for everyone; 6:00pm, Sunset Cinema showing This Christmas (not rated). 0019

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WHAT’S HAPPENING Tuesday, December 6 “Carols & Classics” with the Carleton Choristers 7:30pm at Grace Presbyterian Church (101 Coburg Street). Tickets ($12) are available at the door or from chorister members. Wednesday, December 7 Sea Belles Christmas performance, 6:00-6:30pm, Wolastoq Park, Lancaster Avenue, West SJ. Saturday, December 10 Monthly Breakfast/Brunch/Bake Sale at the Church of St. Andrew & St. David (164 Germain St., side entrance), from 9:00am-12:00noon. Take-out available. $10/adults, $4/ children under 10, $25/family of 4. Church Phone: 634-3092. 23rd Annual Community Carol Service, 7:00pm, at Trinity Church - an ecumenical Festival of Lessons and Carols, Scriptural readings, congregational carols and special choir music. Free will Offering. Country Christmas with Murray Sheils & Lorneville Show Band

and special guests, 7:00pm at the Lorneville Community Centre. Tickets $10 at Lorneville Convenience Store, MediTrust Pharmacy West SJ, at the door. Cool Chicks and Ugly Doclings at St. Mark’s United Church, 50 Dexter Drive, West SJ 7:00-9:00pm. For tickets ($15) call Office 672-3320 or Shirley 696-2575. Hot apple cider & cookies. All welcome.

Sunday, December 11 Sea Belles Christmas performance, 2:00-3:00pm at Rocmaura Nursing Home. Monday, December 12 Musical Gifts from Treble Clef, 7:00pm at the Silver Falls United Church. Tickets ($10) at the door or from any Treble Clef member. Adult Public Skating at Harbour Station (use West Entrance) 8:30 -9:30pm, live music by Ron Maloney. $8/skater (ages 18+), all skates welcome. More info: 672-9424 or 6722385. Next skate January 2.

Tuesday, December 13 Christmas Concert at Portland United Church, 7:30pm with the Saint John Men’s Chorus, under direction of David Mitchell, and in partnership with SA Auxiliary. Tickets ($15) at door or from members. Sea Belles Christmas performance, 2:00-3:00pm at Parkway Centre in Millidgeville. Alto Mare String Orchestra Christmas Concert, 7:00pm at Trinity Anglican Church, 115 Charlotte Street. Under the direction of Robert McCausland. Free will offering. Sunday, December 18 Sea Belles Christmas performance, 11:30am-12:00noon, at Romero House Soup Kitchen. Wednesday, December 21 Handel’s Messiah, 7:00pm at Trinity Church, SJ. Spencer Belyea conducts the 80-voice Symphony Chorus & Chamber Orchestra, with professional soloists. Advanced ticket sale Imperial Theatre (674 -4100).

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LANCASTER SANTA PARADE UPDATE The 12th Annual Lancaster Santa Claus Parade is now in the history books, having had a very successful event held on Saturday, November 26 in Saint John West with 48 entries showcasing the Jolly Elf himself. The winners as decided by the judges were: Marching Band - 9 Rodney Royal Canadian Sea Cadets; Live Music - Old St. George Restaurant/With Delbert Singing; Uniformed Group - Experi

Dance; Lg. Commercial - Irving Tissue; Sm, Commercial - Saint John West Home Hardware; Lg. Non-Commercial Havelock School; Sm. Non-Commercial - Urban Dance; School - St. Rose School; Judges Choice - Golden Mile Redemption; Parade Marshal Choice Girl Guide & Scouts Canada; Committee Choice - Knights of Columbus/Divine Mercy Catholic School, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Lancaster Baptist Church.

The Committee would like to thank all who took part in this parade and express that all are winners, the participants all put hard work into each entry to make this the best parade. A special thank you to, Santa for his time and Local 18 City of Saint John Outside Workers, Saint John Transit Commission, Saint John Police Force, the Judges, MLA Dorothy Shephard, Terry Keleher & Staff of Scotia Bank Lancaster, and the family and friends of the participants and people of Saint John, for their contributions in making this year's parade a successful and safe event. 4347

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Sandy Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Hospice, Kevin McDonald and Grand Knight Bill Hartley of Council 6595 and Shirley McAlary, Chair of the Board, Hospice Greater Saint John

In September, 2016 the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Eugene O'Leary Council 6595 donated $10,000 to Bobby's Hospice after talking to them about their needs.

It was identified that after six years of operations their facility was in need of some repairs and upgrades. Specifically, they were in need of a special, large hospital bed. This bed would be larger than the standard hospital bed and would serve their larger patients and/or allow a husband and wife to occupy the bed as needed. The services provided at Bobby's Hospice provide comfort to those in the final stages of their life. We are fortunate to be able to make these donations back to our community thanks to those who play our Thursday night TV Bingo on Rogers Community Channel 10. Thank you! 4338

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How can it possibly be that time of year again? Remember when you were 10 years old and there seemed to be decades between one Christmas and the next? Decades later, there seem to be about 10 weeks between Decembers. Imperial Theatre is always buzzing around this time. The first community group to have their Christmas event started just a few hours after the decorations went up. Over the next few weeks we’ll welcome the sold-out Tracy Friars Family & Friends annual show, Gala Ballet’s ever-popular Nutcracker and several dance school recitals. That’s in addition to our own seasonal offerings. For the adults in the household we’ve got Sharron Matthews’ Christmas Party - a wild comical cabaret. Children of all ages will love Theatre New Brunswick’s “The Snow Queen.” The Barra MacNeils are here with their semi-annual concert, and Dufflebag Theatre returns with “The Night Before Christmas” - which we’re doing right after Christmas, but the

idea stands. For a night away from all things Christmas, there’s also our capital campaign fundraiser concert with The Trews. There’s entertainment taken care of, but what about the other seasonal activity gift shopping? This is where Imperial staff will be happy to help you out. Gift cards are a sure hit, and come in any denomination. If you’ve got a Secret Santa or a teacher/babysitter/letter carrier to buy for, a $10 gift certificate will get the recipient into their choice of retro films, including the New Year's’ favourite, “Die Hard.” Another helpful hint - if you have out of town friends or relatives who want to get you something, they can go online or call the box office and purchase tickets for you. If they do it soon, we can mail you the tickets. For those of us who wait until the last minute, theatre tickets are a great choice. Give the whole family the gift of an outing to the Imperial. 2017 features two great circus shows - “Machine de Cirque”

in February and “Immortal Chi” in April. Both shows will delight older children, teens and adults too! For the littlest ones there’s “Bedtime” in May, a playful wordless show about everyone’s favourite time. For the older adults on your gift list, you can’t go wrong with either the Vienna Boys Choir or the Sons of the Pioneers. If you act quickly, you can go online and order a DVD of one of the 100 classic films featuring the Pioneers’ music and put together a nice little package. Whatever you’re celebrating, and however you choose to celebrate, everyone at Imperial Theatre wishes you very Happy Holidays! 0030

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December 6th - December 19th, 2016 



Congratulations to Sarah Ness, who submitted her photo of setting sun rays to our “Pic of the Month” contest for November. Sarah has won a Movie Pass (for two, including drinks & popcorn), compliments of Ossekeag Publishing. As Ossekeag Publishing is closed over

the Christmas holidays, we will not be holding the photo contest for December. Thank you so much to all those who took the time to shoot and submit photos in 2016. Watch for more news on the Pic of the Month contest in January. 0037


L-r: Donna Middleton, SJ District Ladies Auxiliary Councillor, Barb Sweet, Treasurer & Past President of Lancaster Legion #69,Marg McMurray, President of Jervis Bay Memorial Legion #53 Ladies’ Auxiliary, Ed Sullivan, Co-Founder and current Chairperson of the Alzheimer’s Café, Larry Lynch, Saint John District Commander and President of Lancaster Legion #69

Saint John District of the Royal Canadian Legion along with some of its Legions and Ladies’ Auxiliary donated a total of $400 to the Alzheimer’s Café on Thursday November 17. This donation is part of the Legions Community involvement. The Alzheimer Café was started at Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing in 2012 under the direction of Jean Dean and Ed Sullivan. The first Café was held at St. Mark’s Church to be more accessible to members of the Community and has remained there with the generosity of St. Mark’s United Church Pastor and Church Committee members. The Café was set up to involve both caregivers and people affected with dementia/Alzheimers and meet once


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per month. The cafe is an opportunity for socialization, support, plus it includes an education component. The cafe is strictly run by volunteers and was based upon the model introduced in the Netherlands. The goal of the Alzheimers' Cafe is to invite all those involved with the disease to meet together in a relaxed environment where experiences and knowledge can be shared. The café provides a social café/pub like environment where refreshments are provided. It is our goal to is to break down taboos around Alzheimers/ dementia disease and provide a relaxed atmosphere that promotes feelings of belonging, acceptance, acknowledgement and recognition. 4346


The Saint John and Area School String Program (previously District 8) is starting a beginning violin class in January 2017. The String Program operates within the Anglophone South School District. The normal starting age is grade 3, but older students may also join. The lessons will be held once a week at Havelock School (West Saint John) on Tuesdays 5:156:00pm, starting on Tuesday, January 10. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the violin lessons and to provide their child with an instrument. There are a number of very reasonably priced instrument rental options available and these will be explained at the meeting. There is a small annual student registration fee of $30 which covers the cost of music books and other miscellaneous supplies. All parents who are interested in having their child join the Saint John and Area School String Program are asked to attend one of the information meetings: Meeting #1: Wednesday December 14 at 7:00pm, Havelock Elementary School; Meeting #2: Thursday, December 15 at 7:00pm, Havelock Elementary School. Please bring your child to the meeting, if possible, to be measured for the correct instrument size. If you have a violin already, we would be happy to check it's size and condition at the meeting. The meeting will last approximately one hour. Please note that if school is cancelled due to winter weather on either of the meeting dates, that meeting will automatically be rescheduled to Thursday, December 22 at 7:00pm - Havelock School which is located at 500 Young Street (West). If you cannot attend either of the meetings you may contact alison.leonard@ for further information. Playing a stringed instrument is ideal for those students who would thrive on the extra stimulation and academic challenge. It does require a significant amount of work from the students and supervision of home practice by the parents. 4341

KIWANIS CALENDARS & GIFT WRAPPING The Kiwanis Club of Saint John is holding the Annual Cash Calendar sales & Gift Wrapping on in McAllister Mall at the entrance to Sears. The SJ Kiwanis Club members will be in their booth during Mall hours until December 24. 4323

doLLARS & SENSE RESOLVING TO GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS As I sat in my office thinking through the Christmas saving tips and how to do the holidays on a budget tips which I could provide in this article my mind started to wander. I thought about all of the things I had to do and about my own resolutions to better manage finances through the holidays and what my New Year’s resolution would be. Christmas and New Year’s approaches like a speeding train. Halloween hits and before we know it we are hearing ‘Jingle Bells’ and receiving invites for December. You start to count the days and your realize time is flying and we are caught up in the glitz and excitement. So how do we prepare for those resolutions that clean up the mess from our holiday splurge? Getting your finances in order should be a year round resolution. Use the New Year as a way to refresh, but make proper financial management a continuous improvement project. Just like we do

every January with our health, we plan to eat better, sleep better and do our best to exercise, by March we are trying to play catch-up on those healthy habits by summer, then by the time Fall rolls around we wait until January to try all over again. If we would change our mindset to every step forward being a celebration with another step around the corner we would find changing our habits much more attainable. Holding off on paying down the credit card, or sticking to a budget is not going to be magically easier in January. It’s never too early (or too late) to start changing your financial habits to put yourself in a better financial position. Just think if, as of today, you made the decision to leave the credit card home and only use cash for the remainder of your holiday spending. You would already be in a better financial situation when refreshing your resolution and you would be a lot closer to your goals come

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We are currently looking for outgoing, friendly volunteers to help in our gift shop at St.Joseph’s Hospital. Retail experience is not necessary; we can teach you all you need to know. All of the profit from the shop goes back into the hospital to provide in-patient support and support to programs such as Spiritual Care and the Recreation Dept. So if you have a few hours to spare between 9am and 4pm on weekdays please consider donating your time. We would love to have you join our team. Please call Paulette Furey at 632-5716, for more information.

January. Changing your financial situation will not be an overnight project, it takes time. The good news is that every step forward releases you from additional stress, allows you to feel secure and brings out confidence (which can help you with the healthy living resolution). If you are unsure where to start, check out there you will find, tips, tools and advice for your financial resolution. 0005

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SCHOOL CLOSURES & DELAYS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER For detailed information on procedures for closures or delays due to inclement weather, please visit our website at School and bus run cancellations or delays will be announced using the following: • Local radio stations • District website • District twitter account: • District Information phone line - for school closures Toll free 1-855-535-7669 [SNOW] The priority in the decision to close schools is the safety of students. If schools remain open and you feel conditions are not suitable, you make the final decision on attendance. Students will not be penalized for being absent on these days. Zoë Watson, Superintendent

December 6th - December 19th, 2016 


LEGIoNS JERVIS BAY RCL #53 1016 Bayside Drive 633-0092; jervisbay@ Hours of operation - Monday-Friday 2:00-11:00pm; Saturday 12:00noon11:00pm; Sunday 12:00noon-6:00pm. Sundays - 1:00pm, Bingo, canteen open selling hotdogs, chips and chocolate bars. Fridays - Chase the Ace draw, purchase tickets at the bar all week up to Friday evening at 7:45. Ticket draw is at 8:00pm. Attendance for the draw is not mandatory. Hall rental and catering available, contact the Legion at 633-0092 for more information. LANCASTER RCL #69 Wilson Street, Saint John, Phone 635-8095 Friday, December 9, 16, 23, 30 - 7:00pm, Open “Mic” Night with Don LeBlanc & Friends, dance in Pub 69. Saturday, December 10 - 2:00-5:00pm, Dance with Donnie & Delbert in Pub 69. Sunday, December 11, 18 - No Dance. Monday, December 12 - 6:00pm, Branch


Kiwanis members with donations to food bank

Lancaster Kiwanis recently donated $200 in products to the West Side Food Bank. The need is so great, please during this time of the year when giving is so prominent pick up a few extra things and drop them off at your local food bank or community service organization which helps the members of our community. Lancaster Kiwanis would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising endeavours via donating or attending the events. This support enables us to continue our work in the community. We would also like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Merry Christmas! 4348


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#69 Ladies’ Auxiliary Potluck & Joint Installation of Officers in the Upper Hall. All Branch and L/A members & guests are welcome, bring your favourite Potluck item. Tuesday, December 13, 20, 27 - 7:30pm, Doubles Crib in the Upper Hall. Saturday, December 17 - 2:00pm, Dance with Delbert & Moe in Pub 69; 9:00pm, Br #69 & Singles Dance with Party Line in the Upper Hall. Saturday, December 24 - 1:00-3:00pm, Dance with Delbert in Pub 69. Sunday, December 25 & Monday, December 26 - Branch Closed “Merry Christmas”. Saturday, December 31 - New Year’s Eve Dance, doors open at 7:00, dance 9:00pm1:00am with Sidekick in the Upper Hall. Tickets ($15 each) available at the Lower Bar. Sunday, January 1 - 2:00pm, New Year’s Day Levee with Donny & Delbert in the Upper Hall. Monetary donation to the West Side Food Bank. 0015

HELP NEEDED! The 100th Anniversary of the First World War continues. A few books on New Brunswick's involvement in those momentous events have appeared. What is missing are works about New Brunswick women in the Great War. These women from your area served as Nurses in the Great War: Marguerite Montgomery-Campbell and sisters Anna P Gamblin and Jeanne E Gamblin of Sussex; Edna L Dickson of Hammond River; Annie E McIntyre of Springfield; Georgina E McKenzie of Norton; Hazel M Smith of Bloomfield and Nellie C Floyd, Ethel K Moody and Nellie C Penfield all from Titusville. These women wrote letters home, kept diaries and later penned memoirs of their extraordinary experiences. I ask for your help in preserving those memorable letters, diaries and memoirs. Letters and diaries would be borrowed for research and then returned to their owners. If you have any such documents please contact me at:; 506-450-9687 or 3 Southlawn Drive, Islandview, NB E3E 1A2. Rev Dr Ross Hebb. 4335



Operation Red Nose is back for a second year! Rothesay-Kings Rotary Club will be giving residents of the Greater Saint John region the gift of safety once again this holiday season. Throughout the Christmas Holiday season, the local organization along with Belmont Health & Wealth, will be hosting Operation Red Nose, a national program that strives to prevent drinking and driving. We are happy to announce that all donations raised through the program will do directly to PRO Kids Saint John. The program will run on weekends – December 9, 10, 16, 17 and New Year’s Eve from 9:00pm to 2:00am. This service will pick you up from Grand Bay to the round-about in Hampton with your car and deliver you home safely with the option of giving a donation. To book a ride call 643-6353. Thank you to all of our sponsors – Belmont Health & Wealth, Saint John Police Force, K100/Kool 98, Belyea, Colwell, Daley, Beers Neal, JTR Dumpsters and Greater Saint John Community Foundation. We are also looking for volunteers, please visit our Facebook page. 4340

In the fall of 2003, Harbour View High School began offering students an extra-curricular opportunity to become involved in Instrumental Music through our Stage Band. Students rehearsed outside of school time and performed at school functions. By the fall of 2007, Ms. Lisa Sanderson, the driving force behind the program, had a vision of creating a larger, school-wide opportunity for our students. That year, our incoming grade nine students were given the option of enrolling in an instrumental music class. That has since grown into a program comprising over 230 students, from all grade levels, involved in curricular courses during the school day, and extracurricular rehearsals and performances. Our Instrumental Music program is yet another way we invite students to Invent Yourself Here at Harbour View. On Wednesday, December 14 Christmas at Harbour View will showcase our Grade 9, Grade 10 and Senior Bands. They will be joined by our Harbour View Choir and Chazz Choir. The performances begin at 7:00 in the Harbour View High School Auditorium. Cost is $5 each, or $20/family. 0045

PRAISE & WoRSHIP Lord of Glory

A Musical Celebration of Christmas

Sunday, December 11th, 6pm

Other Christmas Services: Children’s Christmas Concert Sunday, December 18th, 11am Christmas Eve Service Saturday, December 24th, 6pm

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The Living Christmas Tree At Forest Hills Baptist Church 36 Mountain Road, Saint John

Dec. 9th, 10th, 11th at 7:00pm Reserve your tickets for our 5:30pm Celebration Dinners by calling 633-7515 (limited space) Free of charge (free will offering during performance) Dec. 9th – Ham Dinner Dec. 10th – Turkey Dinner Dec. 11th – Korean Dinner (Halal & Vegetarian option this night only)

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December 6th - December 19th, 2016 


NB MUSEUM CURATOR WINS AWARD Dr. Stephen Clayden is the 2016 recipient of the Alliance of Natural History Museum’s (ANHMC) Bruce Naylor Award. The award is given annually to an individual or individuals to recognize achievement of national or international significance in the field of natural history in Canada. The award was presented to Dr. Clayden at the annual ANHMC reception hosted by the Speaker of the House on Parliament Hill on October 25. Well known in New Brunswick, Canada and internationally, Dr. Stephen Clayden is the Museum’s Research Curator and Head of the Botany and Mycology Section at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John. Nominated by his peers, Dr. Clayden has devoted a 30-year career to advancing understanding of the flora of Atlantic Canada. There is no other botanist in Canada with his breadth of knowledge of the vegetation of the Atlantic Canadian region. This is most evident in his varied publications that span fungi, through green plants

to forest ecosystems. This deep understanding of New Brunswick forests has led directly to the creation of Protected Natural Areas in New Brunswick, as well as a namesake beetle, Thamiaraea claydenii, recently described from New Brunswick Silver Maple stands. A specialist on lichens, Dr. Clayden’s research has been mainly concerned with the floristics and biogeography of Atlantic Canada. Nonetheless, his output has also included studies of lichens from mountainous habitats as far afield as Snowdonia in North Wales and northeastern Iran. Over the past three decades, as a museum curator, Clayden has daily fielded botanical questions from the public and the media, answering thousands of questions about the fungi and plants of the Atlantic region. Communicating botanical information has led to a long-term cross appointment at the University of New Brunswick and to teaching at the renowned Humboldt Field Research Institute in Maine. Although Dr. Clayden’s tutelage has encouraged a number of younger botanists to enter the field, his most lasting legacy may


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be his tireless efforts to develop and expand the herbarium resources of the New Brunswick Museum, which now numbers some 125,000 specimens. The ANHMC is a national network of natural history museums and similar institutions dedicated to the preservation and understanding of Canada’s natural heritage and the enhancement of the benefits museums provide to the people of Canada. 4301

SJ/KV NEWCOMERS' CLUB The Saint John/Kennebecasis Valley Newcomers’ Club is open to women who have moved to the Greater Saint John area within the last three years. Join the group for social activities and to meet new friends. We hold weekly Bridge (all levels welcome), monthly Coffee Socials, Ladies Who Lunch and Book Club, as well as other memberinterest driven activities such as walking, skiing, movie nights, Moms & Tots, etc. For more information, see our blog at: or contact us at: sjkvnewcomersclub@ G112

muSINGS WE SECRETLY LOVE WINTER As we move from November into December the upcoming arrival of winter can no longer be ignored. There have been a few bits of snow. The mornings can be quite “crisp”. Scraping the car windshield is becoming the norm. One forecaster predicts a snowier winter than normal, another says it will be warmer with more rain and mixed precipitation, and yet another may say after a mild start we will be up to our necks in snow come January. They can’t all be right! But . . . just our fascination following all of these long-range predictions is a really big hint at what I think is a secret love of a tough winter! You do not see the same interest in the longrange predictions for our summers. It is strictly a winter obsession. We all love to tell stories of the tough winters we have endured. The time the power was out for days. The time we needed a bulldozer to plow the snow because it was so deep. How we survived the

ice storm of 1998 (Note: I especially remember being able to skate for miles on top of the snow/ice fields!). I think it is something to do with being a Maritimer. The defines maritimer as “A real Canadian . . . the original and best part of Canada, where people are down to earth, take the time to talk with you and ask how you are doing, and are known for being friendly.” We also are true DIY types, self-sufficient to a fault, but always willing to lend a hand to a friend or neighbour. Winter gives us the perfect opportunity for all that, whether it is fixing an ailing snowblower, throwing snow up an 8-foot snowbank with a shovel or plowing out a neighbour. PLUS, it is the perfect time to enjoy a great book in front of a warm fire without feeling guilty about all the things you should be doing around the yard and house. And one more thing, comfort food! Your comfort food of choice may be hot chocolate, hot oatmeal, lasagna

or french toast, but there are certain foods that just fit cold winter weather. Don’t just take my word for it that we secretly love our winters. Far wiser heads than mine have travelled the same thought path: "Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it." ~ Richard Adams "The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. 0001

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