PHOTOS: RSI performs Nutcracker: Dreams

MILFORD: RSI Danceworks put on another spectacular performance of Nutcracker: Dreams during the weekend of Dec. 6-8 at Hants East Rural High in Milford. The traditional holiday showing—in its seventh year—attracted great crowds for all three nights as family and friends came out to see their young dancers put their all into the show. PHOTOS:...

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PHOTOS: Santa comes to East Hants Christmas Parade

ELMSDALE: Santa Claus came to town during the East Hants Christmas Parade, held on Dec. 7 through Elmsdale and Enfield. The parade, with many local businesses and community groups involved wound its way from the truck centre in Elmsdale along Hwy. 2 to the Enfield Legion. PHOTOS: Click here to check out Pat Healey’s Photo...

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Community stepping up for Indian Brook family after fire destroys home

INDIAN BROOK: The community is stepping up in a big way for a mom and her three children whose home was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night, Dec. 9 in Indian Brook. Approximately 40 firefighters from Shubenacadie; Indian Brook; Rawdon; Milford; Enfield; Station 40 Dutch Settlement; Nine Mile River; Lantz; and Stewiacke responded to the...

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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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From the Firehouse – November 2019 calls

SHUBENACADIE: Firefighters through the East Hants and Stewiacke regions were kept busy, with one department recording 11 calls in a four hour span during the first big snowstorm of winter. Here is a look at what volunteer firefighters from Shubenacadie fire; Stewiacke fire; Enfield fire; Kennetcook; Noel; Mount Uniacke; Elmsdale; Lantz; and Nine Mile River...

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Santa comes to Lantz

LANTZ: These two young sisters were among the many children who watched for the firefighters from Lantz, Indian Brook, and Elmsdale Fire to escort Santa through their subdivision streets on Dec. 8. The Santa parade is an annual event that collects food and donations for the Caring & Sharing Angel Tree Food Bank. The firefighters...

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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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Keeping food on the shelves at Shumilacke Food Bank

Milford Tim Hortons presents $14,104.25 from Smile Cookie sales SHUBENACADIE: The Shumilacke Food Bank now has a little wiggle room if something comes up, thanks to generous East Hants residents and the Smile Cookie campaign at the Milford Tim Hortons. On Nov. 22, Jayme Newcombe, manager and Jamie Fillmore, a representative from the store, presented...

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UPDATED: Threat at HERH deemed “not credible”; investigation continuing

MILFORD: A report of a threat that saw students and staff evacuate Hants East Rural High School shortly before noon on Dec. 3 was found not to be credible, police said. The threat led to the early dismissal of students by bus. Shortly after noon, students at the Milford-based school were moved to the neighbouring...

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