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It all starts with not wanting to open your credit card bill. This of course can be of varying degrees, but the main point is that you are avoiding opening the statement because of the decisions you made. Now you may smile and think, this isn’t quite me, but think back to that time you hid a receipt or downplayed the cost of something to a significant other. My point is, we have all been there, we see the statement in its envelope, or we cringe when we sign into our on-line banking because we are now having to face the results of our spending. At this time of year, it would be the results of our holiday spending. Luckily for most of us, we will get through it, whether we tear off the band-aid and look at the damage, or we just keep treating it (i.e. throwing money onto the bill) until we are willing to discover the results. Just imagine though if we never looked at the situation. We see this so often, and I can tell you it does start with that one credit card. We ignore the ‘damage’ and we keep spending to make ourselves feel better about it or because that is what we feel we need to do to keep our finances moving. Imagine the feeling of having so much anxiety about what you owe that you are not even looking at the cost of carrying it as debt. People, for the most part, do not get into financial trouble because of one wrong financial decision. The first decision to not deal with

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financial choices you have made is really where the problems begins and then it can move in pretty fast. When you find yourself in those moments where you just want to shred the bill (envelope intact and all), or you’re sticking it under the pillow until you have a moment alone to look at it, catch yourself, take a moment and know that it will be okay. We have all had that cringe moment of spending too much, or facing the total cost of a decision, it is easy to be caught up in the moment when buying presents and goodies. In the end, the anxiety of hiding it from ourselves (or others) can make us spend more, and spend not as wisely. Never be worried to seek additional financial help, check out solveyourdebts.com for additional tips. 0005

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rehearsals resumed on January 3, 7:009:30pm, at Portland United Church Hall, 50 Newport Crescent, Saint John. Members come from all walks of life, ranging in age from 14 to over 70 and hail from Saint John and the surrounding communities, Sussex to Brown’s Flat. Women of any age who love to sing and can carry a tune, are invited to join the fun of a cappella harmony at any time. For more info contact Vangie 636-2292 or visit seabelles.ca. 4386

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SEA BELLES NEWS Sea ‍Belles, a cappella chorus, has had a busy few months sharing their Holiday Harmonies and good cheer with local nursing homes, senior’s apartments, malls, the public and local charities. Each year the chorus donates a portion of fundraising profits and performances to two local charities - cheques for the combined amount of $1000 were presented to Romero

House and the Sophia Recovery Centre. In addition to these financial donations, Sea Belles also collected mitts, hats, scarves for Romero House patrons at their annual Christmas party. Sea Belles is grateful for the continued support of the Saint John and surrounding communities to their barbershop style of a cappella music. Sea ‍Belles a cappella chorus weekly

Community StronG 2017 Show Your Community Some Love By shifting just a portion of your spending, you can help create a stronger local economy for all of us.

SJ COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE A grateful “Thank You” from the Saint John Community Christmas Exchange to all the churches, agencies and individuals that supported the Christmas Exchange in 2016. 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 2800 families in the Saint John and surrounding areas were looked after for Christmas. 4391

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to find out how to become a volunteer, or to find a participating community organization in your area, go to: cra.gc.ca/ volunteer, or call us at 1‑800‑959‑8281. 4352

Ed McMahon President of RCL Br 58 and the Mayor Gary Clark

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION On December 20 RCL Kennebecasis Branch #58 presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Town of Quispamsis for the Mayor and Council support to the Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the Qplex. 4389

ELEGANCE/ÉLÉGANCE Symphony New Brunswick presents the renowned Saint John String Quartet in its first Virtuoso concert of 2017 in Elegance/Élegance — a program of “Impressions.” The works of three composers will be featured, each contrasting with each other. There are also contrasts set up within the works of the individual composers, ensuring that all audience members will hear something that will resonate with their mood or taste. A selection by Holbrooke, composed in 1915, is a two-movement work, with the first movement titled “Belgium.” It is an elegy both somber and searching. “Russian Dance”, the second movement, by contrast, is a lively folk dance. Canadian composer Stewart Grant’s String Quartet No. 1 (2002) is very atmospheric. The fourth work is Mendelssohn’s Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1. All movements have different characteristics. The first is exuberant while the second is dainty and melodious. The third is sentimental and the fourth is joyful and witty. Local concert will be held on Sunday, January 22 at the Saint John Arts Center, 2:00pm. 4390

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FAMILY MATTERS THE CHATTY CHILD Some children just love to talk. These children make sense of their world through verbal expressions but dealing with their continuous talking can be challenging at home (and at school). Should the talking get to the point where it disrupts social interactions or the child’s ability to listen, there are a number of things parents can try without being discouraging. The basic point to remember is not to lose patience. Stopping your kid from saying something, could prevent future important talks with you. Listen. Pay attention to see what kind of "talk" you're hearing. Does it come with a lot of questions you need to answer? If your child is asking a lot of questions, spending time answering them could help slow down the non-stop talking. Quiet Time. This should be a short period of time - start with 5-10 minutes, in which nobody talks. No talking doesn't have to mean no voice. You

could choose to read your child a book, color, or go to the library. You could also expand quiet time as your child gets used to the silence. Singing. Singing can be another way children can use their voices and express themselves. Families can do it together or the child can attend singing lessons or a choir. Focus the Talk. Give your child a specific topic to research. Get him/her to talk about something meaningful if the talk is about endless things. Talking Stick. To reduce interruptions and to help your child learn how to ‘share the floor’ with other family members try a talking stick! Whoever has the stick talks and it’s passed to others who wish to share. In the moments where your chatty child is not holding the stick he or she must keep quiet, giving the child time to reflect on what is being said. This encourages consideration for others contributions to the conversation.

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A wonderful book that must surely have been written by a mom of a chatty child is called ‘My Mouth is a Volcano’. It is a story of a boy who cannot stop the words from erupting right out of him. He doesn’t understand the impact his volcano mouth has on people until he’s the victim of others’ eruptions. It helps kids understand why it’s important to have control over when you use your voice. This week keep your patience with your chatty child and enjoy the parenting journey. 0006

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EMERGENCY MEASURES WELCOME TO 2017! Before we look at two apps for you and your family’s safety, I must offer my thanks to those who worked over the holidays. Hundreds of people working at hospitals, nursing homes, power plant, works and transportation services, fire, police and paramedics, spent time away from family to ensure our safety and that we had our own time with our families. My heartfelt thanks for your service. I became aware of two new applications, at the end of 2016, that I have added to my smartphone and iPad. The first is from the Canadian Red Cross. It can be found at the App Store under safety and titled Be Ready by the Canadian Red Cross. Its features include practical and useful information on fire, flood, storms and seven other emergencies that may affect your family. It offers a question section for children to become aware of responses and earn badges, toolkit

Kids 5 to 12 years old Try your hand at Encaust ic Paint ing or paint ing wi th Wax and an Iron. Sunday January 22nd , 2017 2pm - 4pm Wi th refreshments

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which allows your smartphone to become a flashlight or a strobe and a siren to attract responders. There is a mapping section that allows you to enter your home address and a location you want to monitor, such as a school or place of work. There also are weather alerts from the Weather Network for your area or an alternate location of your choice. This leads to the second application the Weather Network. This application offers detailed temperature, wind, wind chill, sunrise and sunset and visibility. The hourly projections on snow and rainfall start and stop together with 36 hour and a 14 days’ weather which allows you to plan for any trips. Remember when we talked about planning ahead for long trips? Added together with your local municipality emails and warning software you will have additional tools and information to make you and your

family safer during the next month’s weather and emergency events. BE Prepared – NOT Scared can be an achieved in 2017! Just take the time and do it! 0039

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Thursdays - Bingo, doors open at 6:00, games begin at 6:50pm. Rental and catering information available by calling 847-4066. The Fair Vale Outing Association collects non-perishable foods at the Thursday night Bingo. Bring a $1 value food item and you receive a double action bingo card to play. 0035

Ron Maloney and Peter Jones

SKATERS CELEBRATE AT HARBOUR STATION Adult skaters recently celebrated 20 years of skating at Harbour Station. The occasion was marked with music by the St. Mary’s Band, which for many years played for Saint John skaters. Also on hand for the event was Peter Jones, who founded Harbour Skating, and Ron Maloney, who has provided skating music at Harbour Station since its founding. The two shared anniversary cake cutting duties. Harbour Skating President Alison Hannah praised skating as a sport. “Today, so many sports focus on elite athletes and adults too often become spectators instead of participants. We offer skating just for fun, for a place to go, for the enjoyment of being on the ice. And as a bonus, that skating provides a workout that brings many health benefits.” Hannah thanked Harbour Station and the Province of New Brunswick, Active Communities Branch, for their support of the Anniversary event. Harbour Skating offers adult public skating at Harbour Station most Monday evenings from November to March. Skate nights in 2017 are at 8:00pm on February 6, 13, 20 & 27; and March 6 & 13. 4394

SJ NATURALISTS’ CLUB NEWS If you love nature and experiencing it first-hand, why not take part in one of the Saint John Naturalists’ Club’s upcoming activities? Regular club meeting at the NB Museum in Market Square at 7:00pm: Monday, February 13 - “Who Killed Buddy the Dinosaur?” - the mass extinction of 66 million years ago, with Curt Nason; Saturday, February 25 – “Birding 101” Workshop with Jim Wilson. Pre-registration is required - call Joanne Savage at 847-4245 or email davidsavage@rogers.com. For information on registration, timing and locations or to learn more about the SJNC, visit saintjohnnaturalistsclub.org or follow us on Facebook as “Nature Saint John”. 2567  

He travelled across the universe one day And stopped to visit the Earth on His way God picked up some pets that were sad and broken And from his pocket He dropped as a token A little black kitten who sat on the grass But it was picked up by a lady walking past When He looked back He could see her there He knew the kitten would get great care With love the kitten grew day by day And the lady named it “Sugar Grey”

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The Kenval Foodland recently donated $1,500 to the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force Community Advancement Program. The funds were raised through the local 50/50 program. 4387

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TALES FROM THE CAMERA BAG TALES FROM THE CAMERA BAG Grey Days - Roses are red and violets are blue; the leaves have fallen, the trees look dead! I know it is a terrible way to start a article, but that is just the way I feel in the dark, dreary, cold, days of January/ February. On the positive this is the more likely time that I will give myself permission to read a book. These grey days seems to drain my desire to shoot an image. Reading, however is a great way to get inspired, motivated and find a new project to kick start my enthusiasm. Currently, I am reading Andrea Gallant’s “ Dreamscapes Exploring Montages”. In it he quotes, Edgar Degas - “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”. In my office, I will create a small place with a table and a couple of lights and a small tripod. Here, I will make images of flowers but not just a flower or a bunch of flowers, I will capture details. I want to see things

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that I would ordinarily miss. Shooting with a macro lens or a set of extension tubes enable me to get very close, it’s like exploring a new world from within. Taking a flower and taping it to my window and creating a high key image is unusual but in doing so we start to see the flower differently. In that same setup I may light a stick of incense and have a flash to one side and take flash images of the rising smoke. The forms, shapes and patterns in some of these pictures are fantastic and simple to capture. Again, these to would not have seen if we had stopped time, and captured that moment. Another, way to create images is by painting my subject with light. Photography is about capturing quality light. Light painting is done in a dark room and you paint your still life with flash light. Literally washing your subject with light directed where you think the highlights

should be. This light painting should not be confused with light pointing, which in essence points lights at the camera and images are created, think car light trails at night. Thinking about now, staying inside to create images is not such a bad idea. The snow has fallen, The day is Grey, I’m inside shooting away. Shoot Print - Share. Edited for space, see full version at: Ossekeag.ca. 0032

Karl Maskos Local Photography Enthusiast Photo by: Sheila Chapman


LEGIONS KENNEBECASIS RCL #58 61 Marr Road, Rothesay E2E 5Y8, 8475146, rclkvbr58@bellaliant.net Branch Hours: MondayWednesday 2:30-8:00pm; Thursday 2:30-12:00midnight; Friday 2:309:00pm; Saturday 2:00-9:00pm; Sundays 10:30am-1:00pm (brunch $8) and 1:30-9:00pm (2:30pm, Shuffleboard, everyone welcome). Sunday Brunch is served every Sunday from 10:30am-1:00pm. Menu includes juice, eggs (fried or scrambled), home fries, toast, pancakes, bacon, ham, sausage, beans, tea/coffee. New item cheese omelets. Cost is $8/person, Children under 10 years $4. Everyone welcome. Volunteers For Sunday Brunch - the Legion “Brunch Crew” is looking for volunteers to assist on Sunday mornings for brunch. In particular a cook on a three-week rotational basis would be appreciated. We also invite anyone else who would like to help with other tasks involved. Please contact the branch if you would like to volunteer. Lunch at the Branch - Soup (or salad) & sandwich lunch will be held on the third Wednesday (February 15) of each month between 11:30am & 1:30pm. Lunch includes choice of two soups (or salad), choice of three sandwiches, dessert, coffee & tea. Cost is $8/person. All welcome. Texas Hold-Em Tournaments - 6:45pm registration, games at 7:00pm every Thursday. 40 tickets (max) available per tournament. Tournament cost $20. Serving the Public: Catering available;

facility rentals - two rooms available for functions, business and private meetings. Contact Branch for details. Veterans Need Help?: Veterans in need of assistance with VAC applications, disabilities, frailty, medical treatment should contact the Service Officer at their earliest convenience. Information available could be of benefit to you. Please contact our Serivce Officer, Harold Defazio, at 849-0545 or the Branch for further information. Community Lottery: Tickets are $2/ week; come to the Branch to register or contact the Branch for more information. Sponsored by RCL #58, proceeds go to supporting the community and those in need.

PENINSULA RCL #62 1356 Rte 845, Clifton Royal NB, E5S 2B9; rclpeninsulabr62@bellaliant.net, 763-2009 Pub open Saturdays from 6:00-9:00pm. Stop in and sign up for our snowball, listen to some local entertainment or pick up an application to join the legion, or pick up some information on what Legions do locally, provincially and nationally. There is something for everyone. Peninsula Pearls Seniors Group will meets the 2nd & 4th Monday for lunch, meeting, entertainment etc. For more information about activities or joining contact Claudia Small, President at 763-2587. Anyone interested in booking the Legion for weddings, receptions, dinners or other events please contact Kelly Newstead at 763-3009. 0014

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ASK MARY DOES TALKING HELP? I talk about my grief all the time, but it doesn’t seem to help. What else can I do? We all have a story to tell about who we are and why we turned out the way we did. Some of us have the perfect story of loving friends and family with lots of laughter. But most of us have had to navigate around the worry and pain of life. Your family life, childhood and culture have given you a background. Now you get to take all of your past and create your journey from today onwards. I know it’s hard once you lose your loved one. I relate it to being on a double highway with someone to share the journey with and then all of a sudden you are in the ditch and by yourself. Sure you get out of the ditch but now you’re on a single lane highway without a map. If you don’t want to be wandering aimlessly, you will have to reframe your life and write out a new map. Consider yourself the storyteller of your life, talk about your heroes, struggling with your

dragons and facing the loneliness of being single. Write your story from the hero’s perspective and describe how you faced your despair and turned it into newfound strengths. You say, “I talk about my grief all the time, but it doesn’t seem to help.” This is where disclosing the tough stuff by writing it all out with the intention of letting it go, will help you to grieve and heal. Meanwhile, find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for at least half an hour. Write about it all, including any thoughts or feelings you have. Do not edit what you write, just write out in a steady stream of emotion: What have you fought and learned?; What lessons do you have to pass on to your children and grandchildren?; How have you become a better person?; What struggles and injustices did you overcome?; What are your strengths, weaknesses and disappointments? Writing in a journal has a powerful positive effect on your immune system

and physical well-being, but more important it is a way to release difficult emotions that cannot be spoken out into the world. I believe that written thoughts have the capacity to create and reframe our lives. True, our lives don’t look like what we had planned but perhaps some new thoughts can help us reduce our stress and gain a broader understanding of what we still have to be thankful for. Please email me your questions: m a r y @ thesisterhood ofwidows. com. 0016

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WHAT’S HAPPENING Wednesday, January 25 SJ Branch NB Genealogical Society meeting, 7:00pm at SJ Free Public Library Multipurpose Room. Guest speaker, Joanna Everitt, will speak on Genetic Genealogy: Generating new Directions for Genealogical Research through DNA testing. AGM to follow presentation. All guests welcome.

Sunday, January 29 6 Annual Warm-Up to Winterfest, 1:00-4:00pm, hosted by the Fundy Wellness Network at the Market Square Atrium. Fun free wellness fair for all ages. Visit fundywinterfest.ca. th

Tuesday, January 31 Sussex Art Club meeting 1:00pm in the Sobey’s Community Room (upstairs, elevator available, ask Sobeys staff for help). Short meeting followed by art program. New members are always welcome. Tuesday, February 28 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Kingston Parish Hall 4:00-6:00pm. Pancakes, beans, sausages, dessert, coffee or tea. $8/adults, $4/children under 12. Proceeds to Anglican Parish of Kingston. Gluten free pancakes available upon request. Contact: Parish Office 763-3183 or parishofkingston@gmail.com.

KINGS COUNTY MUSEUM UPDATE The Kings County Museum in Hampton is closed for the winter. However, for family tree research only, the museum is open now on Saturdays from 1:30-5:00pm and on Mondays from 10:00am-2:00pm. If you’ve been wondering about your ancestors, come to the Kings County Museum we might have the information you’re looking for! The charge is $10 for non-members of the Kings County Historical Society, and free for members. 4365 January 17th - January 30th, 2017 

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LIBRARY NEWS KENNEBECASIS PUBLIC LIBRARY 1 Landing Court, Quispamsis, 849-5314 Wednesday, January 18 & 25 - 10:3011:00am, Pre-school Storytime for families and pre-school children of all ages. Space is limited, registration required. Thursday, January 19 & 26 - 2:004:00pm, Day Care Afternoon. Open to all daycares in the Kennebecasis Valley. Please call to register your daycare visit. Friday, January 20 & 27 - 10:3011:00am, Toddler Storytime for children ages 18036 months. Space is limited, registration required. Friday, January 27 - 10:30am & 3:30pm, Puppet Show for all ages. Saturday, January 21 & 28 - 2:304:00pm, Drop-in Builders’ Club. Make new friends and new creations at the library. Saturday, January 21 - 1:00-3:00pm,

Furry Friends Exam Stress Buster, high school students are invited to take a break from studying for exams to spend some time with a certified therapy dog. Adult Programs: Monday, January 23 & 30 - 2:00-4:00pm, Scrabble Club. Registration not required. Wednesday, January 18 & 25 - 10:3011:30am, Wednesday Welcome Coffee Hour. Make the KV Library your destination and enjoy casual conversation with complimentary coffee/tea and sweets. This is a drop-in coffee time for everyone. Wednesday, January 18 & 25 - 10:00am1:00pm, Painters’ Circle. Bring your paints and canvas and experience the encouragement of painting as part of a group. All levels welcome, registration not required. Thursday, January 12, 19, 26 - 6:308:30pm, KV Writer’s Circle, a monthly open forum for aspiring writers. All levels

of experience welcome. Registration not required. Thursday, January 19 & 26 - 6:308:30pm, Knit Wits. Join our knitting group and get help with your latest project. All levels of experience welcome. Registration is not required. New Adult Book Club - starting in February, time to be confirmed. We are taking the names of those interested in joining a new Adult Book Club. Please call 849-5314 to have your name added to the list. 0018

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Fundy Duplicate Bridge Club takes place on Fridays, 7:00pm at St. David’s Church in Rothesay. Lessons are available by calling Mike at 847-4167. G161

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Minister: Rev. Audrey Lounder Music Director: Terri-Lynn McNichol

We worship every Sunday morning at 9:55am. Sunday School for all ages. We believe that God’s message is as relevant today as it has been through history and should be communicated in ways that speak to our diverse community about issues that are meaningful now.

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DIVINE WORSHIP SUNDAY MORNINGS

10 am † With Sunday School A church for the whole family to Grow together in the knowledge and love of God

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DIRECTOR’S NOTES WHAT’S WRONG WITH MILLENNIALS I don’t know about you, but my Facebook feed is full of “what’s wrong with Millennials” posts. Usually I reply with my favourite quote on the subject, “What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?” Plato. My parents’ generation nearly destroyed civilization with sex, drugs, rock and roll – and their uppity dreams of peace and love. They ruined themselves and their children with their addiction to what my grandfather always called “the idiot box” that dominated our living room and led to abominations like the TV dinner. Generation X took up the “young people these days” mantle with our stoner lack of interest in material success and our fascination with fantasy games and computers. (Sorry kids, we invented the

D&D-playing nerd living in their parents’ basement.) So yes, Millennials have magic devices (and so do I, and I love being connected to friends around the world and a library of information and a map of anywhere) and they aren’t interested in devoting their lives to meaningless work for marginal reward. Some of them are lazy and entitled and annoying – unlike, say, the “Me Generation” which spawned their parents. Many of them, most of the ones I have the pleasure to deal with, have a wonderful wry sense of humour about the messed up world they are inheriting, are deeply committed to people they love, work incredibly hard to survive precarious employment and disintegrating services, and are passionate about using their gifts and fulfilling their goals. If you don’t believe me, come by Imperial Theatre in February and see these “kids” in action. We start on February 2 with Rebecca Perry’s “Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl” – a funny one-woman musical about a recent

university grad or as they are usually known – barista. Without giving away too much about the February 4 Mystery Concert, I can say you will see a talented, hardworking, socially conscious group of musical Millenials onstage. If all of that doesn’t convince you that this generation knows a thing or two about hard work (and has a fantastic sense of humour) the young men of Machine de Cirque didn’t get their crazy circus skills without a lot of hours, perseverance and dedication. In just two short weeks, even before we get to the NB Youth Orchestra concert on February 12, you can free yourself forever of the “young people these days” syndrome. They will appreciate it, and you will feel younger too. 0030 Lee Bolton

Executive Director, Imperial Theatre

Community StronG 2017 Non-Profit, Service & Community Groups (Churches, Seniors, Schools, etc) We are currently updating our list of editorial for on-going events, that is those that run on a weekly or monthly basis - meetings, card parties, music, bingo, bowling, breakfasts etc. on-going events information is kept on file and placed as often as space allows. We have not heard from many groups in the past year and are looking to update our contact and event info. in order to ensure all information is current and accurate, by the first of march, any information we have on file which has not been updated this year will be removed. Please let us know if your group would like to update event info. to update your group’s information please call us at 832-5613 and ask for “Editorial”; or email: editorial@ossekeag.ca. January 17th - January 30th, 2017 

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SERVICES OFFERED BUYING JUNK CARS, trucks, farm machinery. I pay cash for cars, trucks and machinery. Call 721-4255. HERITAGE UPHOLSTERY. Residential, commercial, recreational, restyling and customization, repairs, supplies. Offering project classes. Trust your furniture to the professionals. Serving you for almost 40 years. The most upholstery experience around. 849-8008. heritageupholstery.com. HENDERSON OVERHEAD DOORS - Sales and services of overhead doors, operators and weather stripping of all models. Phone 485-2151 or 609-8699. BRIAN’S MAINTENANCE & Home

Repair, carpentry, kitchens, bath, painting, ceramic tile, electrical, etc. Over 20 years experience. Free estimates. Call Brian 839-2296. WE HAUL AWAY junk cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment. Small fee for appliances and small scrap. Drop off site 54 Backland Road, Kingston. 763-2933 or 333-9067. KV UPHOLSTERY & REFINISHING - Craftsmanship. RV’s, boat covers, recovering & restyling repairs. 8327870. HD foam, T-Trailers, caning, seagrass, canvas. Village Upholstery & Refinishing - Craftsmanship. TREE SERVICE. Top Notch Tree Service offers tree cutting, lot clearing and maintenance, storm clean-up, climbing work. Free estimates, insured, satisfaction guaranteed. Find us on Facebook. Call Pascal 651-3010. DAVE’S LIGHT TRUCKING & Cleaning Service, junk, garbage, construction & roofing materials,

demolition, brush, trees, decks, flood clean-ups. 7 days a week. Also picking up unwanted vehicles, dumpster alternative trailer rentals & deliveries. 653-0026. REGISTERED FOOT CARE NURSE is now accepting clients. Offering foot care in the comfort of your own home in Hampton & surrounding areas. For professional foot care & details, call Shirley at 506-799-1547 or cell 506-607-2178. Covered with most insurance plans. EXPERIENCED ROTHESAY PIANO TEACHER accepting new students. All ages and levels. 848-9089. FREE SCRAP METAL DROP OFF. All car parts, batteries, lawn mowers, washers & dryers, pots & pans, scrap metal etc. Free junk car and truck removal. Licensed for refrigeration unit disposal, $15 charge. Open 7 days/week, 187 French Village Road. Phone 847-3569.

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