H.R.S. P. O. Box 854 Berwick, N.S. B0P 1E0
The Harbourville Restoration Society will work for sustainable social and economic growth in Harbourville while remaining true to the values and traditions that define our community.
Snow covers Harbourville. We have already, much to the childrens delight, been blessed with several Snow Days. A few fir wreaths remain on front doors, but most of Christmas has been packed away for another year. Each year, the Christmas Eve Service at the Harbourville Church is declared the best ever. It is hard to imagine how it can be any more wonderful than it was this year. The tree, the candles, the green boughs and red bows, the delightful music of neighbours young and old, and the warm comraderie of all who fill the sanctuary as Christmas begins, is Christmas for many people. The church is closed now for the winter, but will open again at Easter.
We still feel we must keep our fingers crossed, but as we touch wood let us declare, "Let the work begin!" The core samples taken from the harbour are good, the permits for both sides of the wharf are in and the engineers are readying the tenders for the whole project, which will be done in parts. Half of the East Wharf, starting at the completed slipway is planned to begin in March. Money has been made available for this part of the work through the Annapolis Valley First Nations. The harbour will be dredged and the earth will be taken to an approved site. Money must be raised to match a $200,000. Grant from the Government of Nova Scotia. It is hoped this can be done with the help of A.C.O.A. All agreements have not as yet been signed, but assurances have been made. Some agreements come with looming deadlines. It is a credit to the community that the hard work and determination of many and the hopes and good wishes of many more have brought us to this point.
It is important that the membership in the society remain high. If you wish to become a member or maintain your membership please fill out the membership form below. There are two types of membership, voting members $2. And associate members $1. It is necessary to differentiate the memberships because the constitution requires a quarum of voting members be in attendance at meetings throughout the year. If you feel you cannot be in attendance at these meetings, an associate membership is the one for you.
Harbourville Restoration Society Membership Form
Box 854, Berwick, Nova Scotia, B0P 1E0
Name: Address: Telephone: home ___________ business ___________ Associate Member ___ ($1) Voting Member ___ ($2)
Have you visited the Harbourville website at www.harbourville.ca? If you havent, a web surfing adventure awaits you pictures new and old, history, business news, High Tidings and more. If you have news or want to congratulate the creators e-mail them.
Plans are now under way for The Third Annual Harbourville Festival by the Bay, August 3, 2002. Harbourville was sorry to hear of the fire that destroyed boats in Alma, New Brunswick, this Christmas. Boats from Alma took part in the boat contests at the Festival by the Bay, this past summer. Thank you to the people of Burlington Hall for use of their space this winter for planning meetings. We look forward to the participation of the summer residents in the planning as they return.
There are fewer than 90 Harbourville Calendars left. They are available at Berwick Building Supplies, Rising Sun Health Food and The Register office. They are now half price.
Its time to begin searching out donations for the Harbourville Auction.
Several members of the community would like to collect written or recorded memories of Harbourville. No matter what our era or experiences your contribution would be appreciated. Contact the Society if you have memories to contribute.
A prominent lifelong member of the Harbourville community, Jennie Morton became an octogenarian this January.
We welcomed back for Christmas, Josh Bearden from Japan, David Vernest from London, England and the deMestral Bezanson family from Mississippi and other scattered places.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Janet Ogilvie, who died unexpectedly this Christmas. She will be missed.
Flying squirrels have been visiting a bird feeder at Jacquie McPhees home on Russia Road. A bobcat was observed killing a rabbit near Spicer and Russia Road and eagles have been spotted several times carrying rabbits. Needless to say, this must not be the best winter for Harbourville rabbits. A robin was spotted by the Hall in early January.
The bookmobile schedule is Tues. at 3:15 on the wharf on Feb. 12, March 26, Apr. 30 and June 4.
An upcoming issue of the maritime magazine, Saltscapes is going to feature Harbourville. Saltscapes is Canadas East Coast Magazine. Saltscapes Community Spirit Partnership makes Saltscapes subscriptions available to affiliated partner organizations as a fundraising tool. For every subscription sold through the Harbourville Restoration Society, the society will receive $10. To ensure your subscription is credited to H.R.S., send your subscription request with your name, address and postal/zip code and a cheque payable to Saltscapes, to Harbourville Restoration Society, P. O. Box 854, Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0P 1E0.
1 year 6 issues with hst $24.25 - with gst. $23.50
2 years 12 issues with hst $43.65 - with gst. $40.60
U.S.A. 1 year $29.95 cdn. 2 years $54.95 cdn. No tax
HST is applicable in N.S., N.B., and N.F., GST in all other Canadian provinces.