|Connecting Albert County||
|Connecting Albert County||
Do you know a person or business in the communities within Albert County who goes above and beyond what is expected of them? Who supports the community whenever the opportunity arises and who is always willing to help people or groups in need?
The moment you’ve all been waiting for has almost arrived! Join us across the region from August 6-14 for musical performances, author readings, #fundyfresh culinary experiences, outdoor activities, and much more.
by Don Bowman
Do you know what Kiwanis Members have been up to?
We were happy to participate in the Community Clean-up that was set up by the Village of Hillsborough. Together the community members were able to collect a trailer load of waste and contribute to making our community even more beautiful.
We were also excited to be a part of the Hillbilly Run and Heartland on the 28th of May by serving up locally made hamburgers. Proceeds from The Annual Hillbilly Run support Shenstone Cemetery and other community projects.
Some of our upcoming events for June include an Open House on the 4th that includes the Annual Spring Draw with prizes of a zero turn mower, trimmer and pressure washer. Our second breakfast of the year will be held on the 11th from 8:00-10:00am in support of the Anglican Church Bazaar.
We are actively seeking information and pictures from our community about past Kiwanis members. We are sharing the details found on our past presidents on the Hillsborough Kiwanis Presidents page to celebrate these community leaders and their families. It is interesting to see that some of these people were WWI and WWII veterans, politicians, a funeral home owner, Hillsborough Canadian Gypsum workers and many other interesting occupations. Many also occupied some very interesting homes in our community. Most importantly, they are people who influenced where our community came from.
Preliminary steps are being taken to build a community activity offering for this fall that will be focused on teaching children and young adults skills like pottery, basic computer servicing and introduction to plumbing, with other offerings to follow. To make this a success we will be asking for donations of old computers and hardware, support from people in our community with a passion for their craft and people who want to learn while having fun.
For many residents of Riverside-Albert and the surrounding area, Crooked Creek Convenience is our community store. It’s not just a place to buy essentials but, pre-pandemic, it was where you met neighbours, chatted and caught up on the local news. This atmosphere was created, to a large degree, by Lindsay Butland.
In 2011, Lindsay, who was only 23 years old at the time, bought the convenience store that was across the road from its current location. She worked non-stop to update and expand the business, while also fostering a sense of community. When her first daughter, Jayda, was born, Lindsay put a playpen right in the store. Local women would drop in to hold and help take care of Jayda.
Eight years later, Lindsay took yet another big leap and moved the store across the road. She renovated the building, added gas pumps and liquor, and hired more staff. The new store opened in 2018.
To learn more about Lindsay and the store, see janetwallacewriting.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/crooked-creek-conv.pdf
By Ethel Duffy Ries
The AGM of the Harvey Community Hall was held at the Riverside-Albert Recreation Centre on Thursday, May 6th and the progress of the board was reviewed. The focus of the board is to maintain and ultimately restore this historic structure for community use.
Now here's an idea.
When Barb Haire and Peter Jubb recently got married, they decided to ask their guests if they would make a donation to the Shepody Food Bank instead of giving them "traditional" wedding gifts.
As they requested, money donated on their behalf will be used to purchase items that the Food Bank is not usually able to provide, such as meat, milk and eggs.
Community spirit at work!
Barbara A. Gebuhr of Riverside-Albert and Elizabeth “Beth” McLaughlin of Moncton (posthumously) have been named recipients of the 2015 Molly Kool Award. An award ceremony will take place on October 13, at 7 pm at the Molly Kool Centre, located at 8618 Main Street in Alma, NB as part of the 2015 Fleet Launch Festival. Everyone is welcome.
Barbara A. Gebuhr is well known as the former principal of Riverside-Albert and has been a key player in saving the school. Her work extends far beyond the expectations of a school principal. Even after her retirement, Gebuhr remains extensively involved with community work. From working on the Community Market to researching and lobbying for Early Childhood Education Project for the school, her initiatives make a significant contribution to the community.
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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