By Pat Martin
Jerry’s weather: November was colder and drier with a mean temperature of 4.1C, degree below normal, sixth coolest November since 1984. Temperatures high of 18 C on Nov. 1 down to low of –7.3 C on Nov. 30 Thermometer failed to climb above freezing four days. Rainfall totaled 84.9 mm with a trace of snowfall, the eighth driest November since 1984. Snow was in the air eleven days with notable precipitation of 21.5 mm of rain on the first of the month and 17.5 mm on the 18th. Notable windstorm Nov. 27 with gusts over 90 km/h snapped trees, tore shingles and scattered outdoor articles.
Congratulations Flying Manatees, Eamonn and Macky Schwartz and Jojo McKay and coach Ian McKay who won their first robotics competition, “Outstanding design and Coding,” and qualified for the provincial championship at Acadia University in February.
Municipality taxation focus group meeting Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Canning Fire Hall. Free, but pre-register, please. Call 690-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Glooscap Elementary School: 11:05 a.m. early dismissal Dec. 13; shopping party Dec. 17-18; skating party Dec 20; last day Dec. 20 and back on Jan. 6.
Scott’s Bay Recreation Committee Children’s Christmas party at the hall Dec. 14 at 2 p.m., holiday crafts, cupcake decorating, piñata, treat bags, free KFC kids dinner, tree lighting and visit from Santa. KFC $5 adults. Pop $1. Call Donna 582-7141, Kathy 582-3136 or Fred 582-3472.
Scott’s Bay Christmas caroling Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. Carollers meet at hall. Call Tina at 582-7626 or email@example.com
Canning Legion New Year’s Eve Dance Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music by Bev Sheffield. Midnight light lunch. Tickets $30/couple. Call legion 582-7246 after 4 p.m. daily. Tickets limited.