|Connecting Albert County||
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From the memoirs of Dorothy (DeMille) Steeves (1917-2017) contributed by her daughter Idella Lazar. COVID-19 has led to a resurgence of traditional skills including sewing, baking and making meals from scratch. Dorothy Steeves' account of homesteading in Goshen seems appropriate for the time.
By Kirstin Shortt
It is 1845 here in Salmon River, a village in southeast New Brunswick. We are a hard-working lot of farmers, shipbuilders, lumbermen and fishers. Thanks to a weir we built in 1840, we are having huge success fishing shad and herring.
By James Wilson
Tablut is a historical board game, the last remaining variant of games played by the ancient Norse and Celtic people. These board games had a few common themes: the attacking player outnumbers the defending player by 2:1. The defender's objective is to get their king to the edge of the board so they can escape. The attacker's goal is to capture the king.
We had no radio but I remember a family who did. Sometimes Dad would harness the team, take a wagon and we would all go to their house to hear the radio. We used earphones, and I remember well the static when putting them on my head. Then, to our great astonishment and wonder, we heard. Later, the family got a loudspeaker, and everyone in the room could hear at the same time. Sound came from a large horn. It must have been run by battery.
By Kelly Taylor
On February 4th, the fourth and final activity in the Seniors Learning on the Go project, funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons Grant for Seniors, took place. Each of the four activities or trips involved a learning component combined with fun and socializing. The final trip was to the Coverdale Centre in Riverview for a day of learning. A total of 60 seniors travelled by bus to Riverview for the day.
By Elaine and Stephen Holmstrom
Pursuing a childhood dream of picking blueberries on land formerly owned by Abiel Peck, Stephen Holmstrom returned to New Brunswick in 1989. Leaving behind four married children, Stephen and his wife Elaine left Victoria, BC, in 1989 with their youngest son Christopher. The three travelled across Canada in a rented van with all their possessions to come to their new home: the “Old Peck Place.” Elaine had never been east of Saskatchewan, the place of her birth.
Stephen is the 9th-generation descendant of Abiel Peck through his mother Kathleen, née Calhoun Harper. Abiel settled in Albert County in 1765. It is believed that the original home of Abiel was in the Holmstrom’s blueberry fields across from their house (Peck Colonial House) in Hopewell Hill.
Culture & Heritage
Connecting Albert County would like to thank the following supporters & advertisers:
- Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation
- Albert County Pharmacy
- CR Yardworks & Equipment
- Hon. Rob Moore, MP for Fundy Royal
- CBDC Westmorland Albert
- Albert County Funeral Home
- Grass Roots Community Economic Development Cooperative
- Albert County Chamber of Commerce
- Crooked Creek Convenience
- East Coast Kids Child Care & Learning Centre
- Fireside Home Heating
- Foods of the Fundy Valley
- The Garden Guy (Micheal McBurnie)
- Hon. Mike Holland, Minister, MLA-Albert
- The Old Church Farmers' Market
- Village of Hillsborough
- Village of Riverside-Albert
- Broadleaf Ranch
- Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC)
- Cape Enrage Fundy Log Cabin
- Falcon Ridge Inn B&B
- Friends of Fundy
- Fundy Highlands Motel and Chalets
- Fundy Mud Pottery
- Jeff MacDougall, SouthEastern Mutual Insurance
- Village of Alma
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