The team at Connecting Albert County would like to wish everyone a new year full of joy, peace and good health!
I am thankful we have been spared the worst ravages of COVID-19. I appreciate that lockdowns and orange phases don't have the same impact here, as they do in many urban centers. We can still enjoy the beautiful, natural spaces of Albert County - from beaches to dykes to old-growth forests. Also, many of us grow and preserve our own food, bake our own bread, and make meals from scratch. Fortunately, rural Albert County has shown it appreciates ‘homegrown.’ The challenges of the past year have helped us realize the importance of continuing to support our own businesses, protect our natural environment and help our neighbours so we all can thrive.
Janet Wallace, Coordinator, Connecting Albert County
In our first issue of 2021, we welcome the new year with articles on how to enjoy the month of January.
- Women of the Wilderness (WOW)~ Hike, snowshoe, camp and explore wild areas with this welcoming group of women
- Youth Drug Intervention Program~ Learn about Youth Impact's free program now available in rural Albert County thanks to the BACH Foundation
- Pantry Challenge~ Discover your creativity in the kitchen, while saving money and using up food in your pantry, fridge and freezer
- Roasted Beet Hummus~ Try this recipe from Fundy Farms: local harvest
- Winter Tourism Challenges~ Find out how we can all benefit from a longer tourism season and a few steps to take us there
- New Year's Social Media Clean-up~ A new year is a great time to update your social media profile. CyberPR Army provides tips
- Tele-Drive Volunteers~ Tele-Drive Albert County thanks their volunteers and invites others to join as volunteer drivers
- Zoomers Fitness~ Get fit in 2021 with this free, online fitness course
- Talking to Your Kids About Money ~ Find out about free webinars to help you teach your kids about budgeting, saving and more
- News from the Forest Dale Foundation, Albert County Chamber of Commerce, The Old Church Farmers Market and the Hillsborough Public Library.
Download the January issue here or scroll below (note that the scrolling option doesn't work with all browsers).