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Colchester: An athlete, a loss and a furry friend

Barry
Barry - Contributed
TRURO, N.S. —

It was 3C at 6a.m., and today’s high is expected to be 11C, with a 30% chance of showers, and an overnight low of 2C.

Tomorrow’s forecast high is 7C, with rain, going down to 34 during the night, with showers.

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In the News

Truro track athlete competing at Special Olympics Youth Invitational Games

New Glasgow mom marches for son lost to impaired driver in Truro

Fundy Scoops Dairy Bar serves up dollops of ice cream in North River

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Plenty of Pets

Barry was caught while feral cats were being trapped. He was posted as ‘lost’ but no one came forward, so he was tested for disease, treated for parasites, vaccinated and neutered. He’s an affectionate boy and doesn’t mind living with other cats.

His adoption fee is $175.

If you’d like to learn more about Barry, contact Carma Cat Rescue’s Colchester chapter on Facebook , email colchestercarma@gmail.com or call 902-957-8677.


 

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Tidal Bore

The tidal bore will be coming in at 7:53 a.m. and 8:23 p.m. today.

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Community Calendar

MONDAY, MAY 13

MAY 13 – Serena Lewis, bereavement, grief and wellness coordinator leads discussion on: The Importance of Community in a Palliative Approach to Care, on ways to support one another during times of loss, 7:30 p.m., Maitland Fire Hall.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

Spring Rally

MAY 14 – Truro Presbyterial UCW’s Spring Rally at Shubenacadie United Church. Theme “Rebirth,” Book Display; all welcome; bring a bag lunch.

Dance

MAY 14 – Goodtime Seniors Dance Club every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Truro Legion on Brunswick Street; $7 admission; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets. All are welcome.

Retired Teachers

MAY 14 – Colchester-East Hants Retired Teachers Organization is having their annual meeting at 10:30 a.m., at the Truro Fire Hall.

Al-Anon Meets

MAY 14 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday 8 p.m., at The Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info call Lois at 902-890-1518.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

NAFR Barbecue

MAY 15 – Deadline to reserve meals: NAFR Branch NS 72, barbecue with presentation on Polypharmacy May 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Air force Association, 22 Cottage Street, Truro. Georgette: 902-897-2404 or georgetteb@eastlink.ca .

Al Anon Meeting

MAY 15 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings 7-8 p.m. at Douglas St. Rec Centre, Truro. For more information please contact Jane 902-890-0197.

Dance

MAY 15 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m.; music by Countrified, others; shared lunch.

Knit In

May 15 – 1 to 4 p.m.; a great time to share skills, conversation and patterns with other knitters. Beginners welcome. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro.

Butch’s Jam

MAY 15 – Join the fun and music at the Horseman's Club every Wednesday night at 6 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Coffee House

MAY 15 – Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St., Truro, 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, good music by Bill Hill and the Band; refreshments; last meeting until fall.

Film Showing

MAY 15 – Ecology Action Center film, Burned, Truro Public Library, 6 p.m.; about the rise of the biomass industry on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and in Nova Scotia. Discussion to follow.

Peer Support

MAY 15 – Lead With Your Heart’s Mental Wellness Peer Support, 7 p.m. First United Memorial Hall; with Sarah Slater presenting a program about Food for Mood. All are welcome, all faiths, no faith.

Card Party

MAY 15 – Card Party at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; shared lunch; 50/50; door prize; shared lunch; $3 admission

THURSDAY, MAY 16

PROBUS

MAY 16 – PROBUS Club meets at the Truro Fire Hall, at 9:30 a.m. Guest presenter this month is Mr. Joe Ballard whose presentation will feature the historic houses of Truro. Guests welcome.

Canasta

MAY 16 – Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.; come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.

Spiritual Group

MAY 16 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursdays, 7 p.m., Douglas Street School room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Card Party

MAY 16 – Auction 45 Card party, 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes and a light snack.

GRANS

MAY 16 – Grandparents’ Rights for Nova Scotia Meeting, noon to 2 p.m., Sobeys Community Room, Robie Street, Truro. All are welcome.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Dance

MAY 17 – Seniors Old Time Dance, Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 2 p.m.; door prize, sponsored by Y Seniors Group; age 50 and older welcome; admission $6.

Baked Beans

MAY 3 – Brunswick Street Beanery, take-out, $8, four cups homemade baked beans, loaf of brown bread, May 3, 10, 17, 2 to 5 p.m.; curbside service at church, corner Brunswick/Wood streets.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Guitar Club

MAY 18 ­– Fingerpicking Guitar club jam; meeting at Douglas Street Rec. Center, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Note: last jam until Oct.19; info: Mike 902-639-9267.

Dance

MAY 18 – Dance in Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall; music by Perfect Time; shared lunch.

Supper

MAY 18 – Roast Beef Supper, Peniel United Church, Five Islands; 4 to 6 p.m. Adults $12; 12-and-under $6. Take-outs available.

Country Gospel Coffee House

MAY 18 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., 1533 Plains Road Debert; local talent; shared lunch; freewill offering.

Great Village Walk

MAY 18 – 5/10-km. Great Village Walk, 1B, 10 a.m. at Great Village Elementary School, Hwy 2 Contact Gail Brown 902-899-6575. Lunch to follow at Double C Restaurant, Hwy 4.

Yard/Bake Sale

MAY 18 – Yard and Bake Sale, lobster draw. Sponsored by Tatmagouche Legion at Bill Cameron’s, Hwy # 311, Balfron, 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Jamboree

MAY 19 – Jamboree, Warwick Mountain Rec. Club, 6:30-9 p.m.; Kitchen Trio, Martha and Gary Webb, Wendy Black; $5 admission; 50/50; door prize; lunch provided.

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