The Weekly Press to discontinue publishing

While readership is strong and local journalism has never been more important, from a business perspective, the areas covered by The Weekly Press and The Laker have become more a part of the Metro Halifax trading region. As the local business base has continued to shift to major national retailers and businesses, the desire for...

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Curlers supporting Caring & Sharing food bank

ELMSDALE: The East Hants Curling Association made a contribution of 288 food items and $100 to the Caring and Sharing/Angel Food Bank Enfield on Dec. 7. The food items were donated by the Thursday morning and evening curlers over a seven week period as each curler was asked to bring in one item a week....

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PHOTOS: Enfield lights up Christmas tree

ENFIELD: Municipality of East Hants Town Crier Anita Benedict loudly cries the cry for the annual Enfield Christmas tree lighting at St. Bernard’s Park on Dec. 7. The tree lighting culminated a busy day that included the parade and a Christmas party at the fire hall. For more photos from the tree lighting, check out...

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Donation ensures breakfast for DSES students all year

DUTCH SETTLEMENT: The students and staff of Dutch Settlement Elementary School were extremely excited to accept a cheque supporting their breakfast program from Fox Hollow Golf Course. Owner, Bette Gourley, along with organizers Becky Turner and Rick Vacheresse, presented a cheque for more than $6,500 from funds raised through the Iron Man Golf Tournament held...

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Celebrating employees with disabilities

ELMSDALE: Nova Scotia Works – Futureworx held a Cash Mob at the Elmsdale Sobeys on Dec. 3 in recognition of International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD). There were cookies; a draw to win a gift card from Sobeys; and cake, all free to those coming in during a three hour span while they were...

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PHOTOS: Elmsdale lights up its Christmas tree

ELMSDALE: Kicking off the Christmas season in East Hants, the Elmsdale Beautification Society held its annual Christmas tree lighting at the Square. With a large crowd turning out, the ladies from Keller Williams served up hot chocolate and the Christmas tunes playing, it was a joyous night. Following the tree lighting, which wowed the crowd,...

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PHOTOS: Christmas Festival starts annual traditions in Maitland

MAITLAND: The Maitland Christmas Festival was held throughout the shore community Nov. 22-24. Here are some photos from the event, as snapped by Anita Benedict. MAIN PHOTO: Little ones across the community had the privilege to let Santa know what’s on their wishlist during the Maitland Christmas Festival. (Benedict photo) What’s better than sharing a...

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Michael Perry named as Deputy Warden

MOUNT UNIACKE: The Municipality of East Hants has a new deputy warden. Councillor Michael Perry was elected deputy warden by his fellow councillors at the Nov. 27 meeting of council. for a one-year term. Deputy Warden Perry is the councillor for District 8 – Mount Uniacke. The Municipality thanks Councillor Pam MacInnis for her service...

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PHOTOS: Shubenacadie lights Christmas Tree

SHUBENACADIE: Municipality of East Hants Town Crier Anita Benedict watches on while fireworks go off in the background during the Shubenacadie Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 1 in Shubenacadie. After being rescheduled by weather, the event was a perfect evening of lights, carols, and of course, hot chocolate. (submitted photos)...

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