Tuesday, May 18, 2010

International Theatre Festival

The 10th Annual Liverpool International Theatre Festival kicks off today with a stellar line up of performances. Along with four outstanding Nova Scotian troupes, amateur theatre groups from around the globe will converge on Liverpool to compete at the festival. Along with the lineup of five days of play LITF invites the public to attend one of the many theatre craft workshops being offered between shows, Coffee Critique" discussions of the previous days performances, nightly entertainment and the opening and closing ceremonies. For more information at the International Theatre Festival visit the website at www.litf.ca .

NGRHS Students to Receive Lt.Gov. Medals

Two Grade 11 students at New Germany Rural High School will be presented with the 2010 Lieutenant Governor's Education Medal on Wednesday, May 26th. The medals are presented to one boy and one girl from Grade 11 in each school who have demonstrated leadership and service in their school and community while maintaining their academic standing. Students are nominated by their school annually. Lieutenant Governor Mayann Francis traditionally visits two school board districts in the province to present the awards, with the remaining awards being presented by their school administration.

**Photo, courtesy of Gov't.of Nova Scotia**

LCLC Operating Budget

A draft three year budget for the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre will be unveiled this week. A special joint council meeting of Bridgewater and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 in the Municipal Council Chambers on Aberdeen Road. Both councils will conduct separate meetings to receive a recommendation from the Joint Councils regarding the proposed budget.
The meetings are open to the general public. The 32 million dollar Lifestyle Centre will include a library, indoor pool and single ice surface. Site work will start later this fall with a target completion date in late 2012.

Bridgewater Legion Gets Federal Funding

Ottawa is contributing close to 23 thousand dollars for improvements to the Bridgewater Royal Canadian Legion- Branch 24. The improvements to the facility will benefit seniors in the community.The capital funding is being provided from the federal governments New Horizons for Seniors Program. South Shore-St. Margaret's M-P Gerald Keddy will present the funding during a ceremony at the Legion on Churchill Street at 1 o'clock Wednesday.May 19th. The Maitland and District Community Recreation Centre is also receiving 9 thousand 900 dollars in federal funding from the program for facility renovations

Lunenburg Jr. High School

The public can find out more about the new Lunenburg Jr. High School at a public information session this evening. The South Shore Regional School Board will host a presentation regarding the new Bluenose Academy in Lunenburg. Architects will be on hand to share details of the new school design and will answer questions from the public. The information session is set for 7pm, this evening at the Lunenburg Community Centre.

Bridgewater post-office opened

The new post-office in Bridgewater had its official opening today. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place this morning to open the new facility located at 135 north street, that will take place of the old post office that was located on King Street. Mayor Carroll Publicover was on hand for the event and says the building on King Street is an iconic building and will never be forgotten. The Bridgewater Heritage and Historical Society was on the scene at the opening to recognize over 100-years of Canada-Post service to the town.