Some of my earliest memories are shaped by the land in Albert County. In my oldest memory, I am sitting on someone’s knee (my Great Grandfather Guy, a farmer) and there are well-worn brown work-pants and a hand, lined and leathery with age and hard work in the elements. He pinches the skin and it stands up! Then he wiggles his fingers and it is erased, like magic.
Pictures and story By: Chandra Smith
In August 2016, The Hillsborough Womens Institute group was awarded one of the 150th Celebration Gardens to promote Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 from the Garden Council of Canada. Their application included that they would like to honour the Father of Confederation, William Henry Steeves who was born in Hillsborough and also a life time member of the WI group Dora Braam, who immigrated from Holland in the 1940’s. She has been an active member in the Hillsborough area and is well known in the community.
Canada’s 150th birthday will be celebrated during Shepody Days, July 7-9, with not one but two festive cakes!
Friday night, July 7 at Chase the Ace, the Village of Riverside Albert will serve cake as part of the festivities. That evening, at dark, Kathy and Darrell Weir will sponsor fireworks over the river. Good viewing spots would be along Water Street, the school parking lot, etc.
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By Victoria Stroud
I remember visiting the library as a child; being reminded by my parents on the way in to remember to be quiet inside, going to the shelves and choosing my books for the week, and in the background hearing people speaking in whispering tones. That was then. Libraries today are no longer the same quiet space that they were in the past. I want to introduce you to what's new at the library. It is a place where everyone is welcome and you will find much more than books!
Albert County Museum to Plant Oak Tree Grown from Original Canadian Vimy Ridge Tree
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 05, 2017
Hopewell Cape, NB – The Albert County Museum and RB Bennett Commemorative Centre (www.albertcountymuseum.com) is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 they will be planting a Vimy Oak tree in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The tree was made available through the Vimy Oaks Legacy Project with the cooperation of Landscape NB/PEI. The Vimy Oak Trees were grown from scions cut from oak trees grown from acorns gathered on the Vimy Battlefield by Lieutenant Leslie H. Miller in 1917. The planting will take place during the Anglophone East School District Heritage Fair.
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