Stewiacke Valley Museum opens for another season

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Upper Stewiacke Notebook, Margaret Johnson

The Stewiacke Valley Museum, 5445 Highway 289, is open for the summer. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday.

The museum showcases several new displays this year, along with lots of family pictures and genealogy from our local area.

 

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On July 8 we will host an afternoon social from 1 to 3 p.m. Come join us for a cup of tea and refreshments, plus a good chance to visit friends and chat. Everyone is welcome.

On June 25 the Society met at 7:30 p.m. for its regular meeting. The guest speaker was Lyle Bates from Musquodoboit talking about the fire tower that was in Glenmore.

 

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Erica Jackson, member of the Stewiacke Valley 4-H Club, has received notification that she will represent Atlantic Provinces, one of a team of six from across Canada to compete in the Holstein Young Breeders competition in Belgium this September. Jackson is a granddaughter of Rick and Colleene Jackson of Upper Stewiacke. We wish her all the best.

 

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Wedding and anniversary congratulations go out to:

• Troy Lemmon and Ashley McCallum, who were married on May 31;

• Roddy Prest and Julia Young, who were married on June14;

• Beverly and Gerry Brown, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 14; and

• Philip and Katheryn O’Connell, who will celebrate 50 years on June 27.

 

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Denise (Mackenzie) and Jonathan Wells welcomed a baby boy on May 29. Denise is the daughter of Frank MacKenzie of Upper Stewiacke and Audrey Mackenzie of Musquodoboit and makes her home in B.C.

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Congratulations to the following students from the Stewiacke Valley who are graduating Grade 12:

• Dillon Ellis, son of Randy and Crista Ellis

• Kelsey Crowe, daughter of Jamie and Shawn Crowe

• Rebecca Drenth, daughter of Stella and Stephen Drenth

• Kylee Graham, daughter of Gerrold and Jody Graham

• Nicole Miller, daughter of Krista and the late Rob Miller

• Cody Graham, son of Todd and Shawna Graham

• Adrienna Volans, daughter of Doug and Cathy Volans

• Kyle Black, son of Robin and Tammy Cleveland

• Nicole Collier, daughter of Hugh and Kathleen Collier

• Chelsea Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Davis

• Brandi Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis

• Hiltie Vanderschaar, daughter of Sybren and Sandra Vanderschaar

• Julie Cochrane (home school), daughter of Frank and Lisa Cochrane

Post graduates:

• Nicole Hamilton, daughter of Randy and Kim Hamilton, graduated from NSCC Akeley campus with Auto Collision, Repair and Refinishing.

• Carly O’Neil, daughter of Robert and Kelly O’Neil, graduated from Acadia with a BSC in Kinesiology.

• Carly Wright, daughter of Lynn and Miles Wright, graduated from St. Francis Xavier.

• Michaela Benvie, daughter of Allistar and Jane Benvie, graduated from Olds College in Alberta with Veterinary Assistant.

• Brad Prest, son of Marvin and Rosalie Prest, graduated from St. Mary’s with a degree in political science.

• Amber MacLean Hawes, daughter of Shawna MacLean Hawes and Walter Hawes, graduated from Dalhousie with BS in chemistry.

 

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Get well wishes to Sharon Lemmon.

 

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A Strawberry–Salad supper will be held in Middle Stewiacke Church on July 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

 

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Vacation Bible School will be held at Upper Stewiacke church and hall on July 28 to August 1, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. The theme of this year’s bible school is FROG: Forever Rely On God. By DLTK. For more information, call Karyn Prest at 902-671-2888.

 

 Margaret Johnson is a long-time resident of Upper Stewiacke. If you would like your community event to appear in her column, email hectorpeg.johnson@gmail.com.

Organizations: Olds College, Stewiacke Valley Museum, 4-H Club Bible School Dalhousie Middle Stewiacke Church Upper Stewiacke church

Geographic location: Upper Stewiacke, Stewiacke Valley, Glenmore Atlantic Provinces Canada Belgium B.C. Kinesiology Alberta

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