THE HARBOURVILLE RESTORATION SOCIETY
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.
The small mouse, who spent the winter snuggled in its nest
within the pages of the 1847 Methodist Bible, at Harbourville
United Church, has vacated his sanctuary now that services have
once again begun in the church. All that is left behind are
a few well hidden sunflower seeds. Services take place on the
first, third and fifth Sundays of the month at 2:00 pm
until the end of June . During July and August the services take
place at 7:00pm.
Harbourville Hall is once again open and active. The Seniors meet on Tuesdays at 2:00. Yoga classes are held on Monday mornings at 9:00 am. For information call Berta at 538-7899.
The Annual General Meeting of The Harbourville Restoration Society will take place at at The Hall on June 4 at 3pm., followed by a supper of Homemade Baked Beans. New Members Welcome. Annual Fee $2.
The HRS is looking for some new board members. Could that be
Everyone is invited to join the children of The Annapolis Valley First Nation, Three Wishes Day Care, for a beach clean-up in Harbourville on International Oceans Day in the morning, on Thurs. June 8.
The Harbourville High Tide Festival will take place on Sat. August 12, 11am-6pm thanks to the the work of the organizers Mike Lutz and Anthony Lenton. Volunteers get ready.
Blake Foster has designed a Harbourville Pin that will be available for purchase at the Festival.
If you have been reading The Register you will know there have been generous Corporate Donations for the restoration of the wharf by The Royal Bank, Sawlor Fuels, Wilsons Phramasave, Somerset Market and Ocean Trawlers owned by Fred Trask, who use the harbour as a port from which to fish for dogfish.
The poor old East Wharf had a hard winter. In strong North East gales, waves crashed up the slipway and over the road causing signficant damage to the road, the old wharf and even threatened the new section of the East Wharf. Work has to be done sooner rather than later to prevent further deterioration. Countless hours have been spent by Brian Van Rooyen and his team crossing t's and dotting i's of the mounting piles of seemingly endless paperwork required to secure further grant money.
Along with all other halls and churches in Kings County, the Harbourville Hall and Church were inspected for fire safety. You will soon notice the fancy new EXIT signs and other changes that were required to bring the buildings up to code.
The weekend of May 6 was an excting one. On Saturday Mike Hamilton's boat brought in a 6'11" halibut weighing 240 lbs. The following day, Sunday, an explosion on board the fishing boat, Newfoundland Lady destroyed the boat about a mile off Donnellanšs Brook. Local hero, Gordon Banks, Captain of the First Nations Drifter with the help of Victoria Hamilton and Barry Rhodenizer managed to rescue Norman and Steven Goreman who had made it to their life raft. Banks was able to get them into Harbourville before the tide was out. The importance of our small habour and the fishermen who work out of here, should be recognized by the greater community.
Thankyou to those who helped with the raffle for the Mothers Day Basket. The basket was won by Mabel Brown. Over $1,100 was raised.
The condolences of the Harbourville community are extended to the family of Edna Doane, Harold Cooper and family of Muriel Cooper and Dottie Haayer and her family on the death of her grandmother Dorothy Richards.
Anita Keddy and her family have moved from their house in Harbourville. We wish Anita good luck as she sets out to Nashville to record a cd. Roger Duguay has moved to Berwick. We wish him well.
Louise de Mestral Bezanson bicycled from Halifax to Harbourville on the chilly Easter weekend.
Mary Kennealley has only a few courses left to complete her Master of Marine Management. She was staying with her daughter in Windsor.
On July 15, there will be yard sales held along the shore roads from Morden to Black Rock. You won't go hungry with Morden's Fishcake Breakfast, Burlington's canteen, Harbourville's barbeque with lobster rolls, Black Rock's Recreation Hall waffles with berries and ice cream and the Jolly Workers' Strawberry Shortcake.
The lobster season is now open.
The Harbourville Shnitzel Haus has an "all you can eat buffet" on Thurs. and Fri, from 5-8 and on Sun. from 11:00-2:00.
On Saturday, May13, members of the community took part in an annual bird count. Hummingbirds were already at the feeders.
With the hummingbirds, we welcome back the summer residents, many of whom spend part of the winter in warmer climes.
Let's have a happy, healthy, safe and sunny summer.