Hillcrest well cared for by hardworking volunteers

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Londonderry Lines, By Amanda Langille

Wellness workshop planned for every Thursday from May 8 to June 12

Volunteers who look after the maintenance of the Hillcrest Cemetery will be holding a fundraising dinner soon to assist with the cemetery's upkeep.

The Hillcrest Cemetery in Londonderry is one of those landmarks that if it weren’t for the tremendous effort of involved volunteers, it would quickly deteriorate. Instead, the property is maintained and remains a well-cared-for area where family and friends can visit resting places of loved ones.

It’s only through great organization and funds that this is possible and to aid with this year’s maintenance work of the cemetery, a fundraising dinner will be taking place soon. A juicy roast beef dinner is planned with all the fixings. Of course, an abundance of tea, coffee and dessert as well. Come enjoy a famous home cooked Londonderry meal and hospitality — all to support a great cause. Stay tuned for further details.

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Do you have an ongoing health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, COPD, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, asthma or high blood pressure? If so, you may wish to sign up for a free workshop series called Your Way to Wellness, presented by the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Workshop facilitators will assist adults with ongoing health conditions to overcome daily challenges, take action and live a healthy life. 

Participants will learn how to: set goals and problem solve; improve communication with health care providers, family and friends; eat healthier and become more active; manage symptoms and difficult emotions; make daily tasks easier; and improve self-confidence. 

The workshop series will run from May 8 at 1:30 to 3:30 every Thursday until June 12, and space is limited. Call 902-893-5554, ext. 42275, to register, and check out www.yourwaytoellness.ca for more information. 

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In eager anticipation of the beginning construction phases of the Londonderry Natural Playground, a fundraising ATV poker rally is planned for May 31. You know it’s guaranteed to be a great time. Call 902-668-2432 for more information and to register.

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The fifth annual Mother’s Day Rock-a-thon in support of the Thirsty Church Project is happening again this year on May 10 at the Truro Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a cake auction to win you or your mama a delicious homemade Mother’s Day Cake. The rockers are collecting pledges, so call 902-668-2300 if you would like to give yours. It’s always a fun day. Stop by and say hello!

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Happy birthday to Maxine Richard and Sylvie Taylor.

Amanda Langille is a married mother of two young boys. She lives in Londonderry Station. If you’ve got any community news to report, contact her at amandamaelangille@hotmail.com.

Organizations: Londonderry Community Centre, Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Thirsty Church Londonderry Station

Geographic location: Londonderry

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