Weymouth residents reached out to victims of Superstorm Sandy and gave over $4,700 to help at the Community Auction for Staten Island Hurricane Sandy Relief held in the Weymouth Legion.
The Weymouth Church of Christ benefit organized for the people on Staten Island included a silent and hourly live auction, live music, bake sale, food, and drink on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Over 200 people attended and more than 100 items were donated for auction.
“The attendance and outpouring of donated goods has been great,” said Daren Mitchell, pastor of Weymouth Church of Christ.
People on Staten Island face devastation and a hard winter this year as some have lost their homes and are still without heat and electricity.
“People’s lives have changed forever,” says Mitchell.
Ongoing donations for the Staten Island families are welcome.
Theresa Belliveau saw all of her 10 ten children and almost all of their children at her 100th birthday celebration in Weymouth.
It was standing room only as over 100 family members filled the dining area of the Goodwin Inn on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Her family members travelled from Ottawa, New Brunswick and as far as Fort McMurray, Alberta to commemorate the occasion. Theresa has 10 children, 53 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.
If someone broke into your cottage and police had no fingerprints or witnesses, what would you do?
Wendy Fortune’s answer: put an ad on Kijiji, of course.
The Digby woman’s ad received over 450 views in the first two days alone.
Someone broke into her cottage and seven others in the Doucetteville area sometime between Thursday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 18.
“I would like my outboard motor back for Christmas,” says Fortune. “It’s an older model but only has 30 hours on it. It’s like new. And the generator, too, of course.”
Judging by her inventive way of finding the culprits, it looks like they may have messed with the wrong woman.
Thieves used bolt cutters to open the gate to the property and a pry bar to open doors and windows.
They emptied drawers and dumped contents on the floor.
They also took some items from Fortune’s brother’s cottage next door.
The list of stolen items includes a grey 3.3 HP Johnson outboard motor grey in colour which is like new; an orange I Ducar 1200-watt generator; a .22 calibre pellet gun and two and a half boxes of .22 calibre shells; a small TV and lanterns.
RCMP took photographs, tire prints, boot prints, and are continuing to investigate.
They have no suspects at this time and are asking anyone with information to contact the Digby detachment at 245-2579 or Crimestoppers at 1800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca
A reward is offered for any information.…
The Digby Christmas tree is ready to be decorated and lit.
Digby public works set up the Christmas tree Monday morning, Nov. 26 at the look off behind the cenotaph.
Fundy Chorale will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m., Mayor Ben Cleveland will welcome everyone and special guests Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will light the tree for all to see around 6 p.m.
Fireworks are planned to end the show.
Hot chocolate and cookies with Santa will follow the tree lighting at the Heritage Centre (Digby Farmers Market) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Additionally, there will be an LED Holiday Light Exchange Program sponsored by Efficiency NS Corporation at the Heritage Centre on Friday. Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A trade of two old sets of lights will get you one new LED set.
Weymouth residents are reaching out to victims of Superstorm Sandy.
People on Staten Island face devastation and a hard winter this year. The Weymouth Church of Christ is organizing a benefit for them with a silent and hourly live auction, live music, bake sale, food, and drink this Saturday, Dec. 1.
People on Staten Island have lost their homes and are still without heat and electricity, said Daren Mitchell, pastor of Weymouth Church of Christ.
“People’s lives have changed forever,” says Mitchell.
Mitchell’s close friend, Pastor Israel de la Cruz of the Staten Island Church told him about the situation during a phone call two weeks ago.
“I mentioned this to my congregation and then this event was born,” said Mitchell.
They are holding the Community Auction for Staten Island Hurricane Sandy Relief at the Weymouth Legion from 1-4 p.m. Donations for the event and for the Staten Island families are welcome.
Two floors of creative and beautiful trees greeted visitors to the Sissiboo Landing for the annual Weymouth Festival of Trees.
Each of the 29 trees features a unique topic and style.
The trees ranged from the comical, “Don’t Be a Grinch” tree, featuring a life size Mr. Grinch, head stuck in the tree and pilfering gifts and decorations, to the organic “Nature’s Own” tree, featuring real fruits and preserved flowers as decorations.
A nostalgic tree, appropriately entitled “The Christmas of Yesteryear”, created by Stitch and Study, hung actual Christmas cards from the 1920’s. These uniquely styled cards were found by chance in the attic of Charles and Mini Amero just a few weeks ago.
The Fire tree sponsored by the Weymouth Fire Department, hosted fire department regalia with two replica ladder fire trucks at its base.
The tree, “Recycled Snow Flakes”, featured snowflake ornaments of used faucet taps spray-painted in silver and gold. The functional “Food Tree” of the Lions Club was a tiered shelf of canned goods ready for use by those in need.
Each entry, crafted by a group, family, or business, was decorated over a one week period at reserved times at the beautiful Sissiboo Landing building. A Wine and Cheese on the opening night of the contest and a silent auction, along with entry fees and ballot fees, raised a total of $2,783 for the Landing.
Heather and Jenna Melanson’s “Don't be a Grinch” won the people’s choice award.
Second place was “4-H is Coming to…