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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Future in question for East Hants Sportsplex Dome

LANTZ: The dome at the East Hants Sportsplex is deflated indefinitely. After collapsing in a mix of wintry weather on Nov. 28, General Manager of the sportsplex, Scott Forward says for now, it’s staying down. “The dome will remain out of use pending an independent investigation regarding the future safety of the structure,” he said...

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Kennetcook girls raise $2,000 to sponsor kids at Christmas

KENNETCOOK: It took just 80 minutes for three young girls from Kennetcook to easily surpass their goal to sponsor one, if not two children through the Christmas Angel Tree Program put on by the Hants North Food Bank. Zoey Grant; Emily Beaton; and Sophie Hamilton, better known as “Girl Power”, held their bake sale fundraiser...

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Detour planned for Lantz Interchange, bridge replacement work until 2021

LANTZ: Motorists are being warned of an upcoming detour that will last until mid-summer 2021 as part of the construction around the Lantz Interchange. Marla MacInnis, spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, provided the news to The Weekly Press so that local residents could be informed. ”As part of ongoing construction for...

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Hand-me-downs no more!

MILFORD: The HERH female hockey team has been wearing jerseys passed on from the boys’ hockey team in the recent past. Coach Rick Patey thought it was time to change that, and sent out a sponsorship letter. AA Munro insurance answered the call and sponsored the team with a roster full of new jerseys. Patey...

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