Thursday, May 29, 2014

Queens: Former Gym Floor Section Being Sold

Looking to grab a piece of your childhood in Queens County? Students at South Queens Middle School in Liverpool are selling sections of the old gym floor as part of a fundraiser. Roughly 300 sections of the 57 year-old gym floor have been shined up by students in shop class and are ready to be sold beginning Monday. Principal Leo Campbell says it's a neat way for some people  remember their years at Liverpool Regional High School.

Campbell says those who buy a section can get them personalized with the years they went to the school. More sections can be made if there is demand. The money raised will be invested back into the school.

Bridgewater Mayor: Loss Of Community Christmas Would Be Disappointing

The potential loss of the Bridgewater Community Christmas would be disappointing for the town's mayor. The group is looking for new leadership after organizers decided they wanted to pursue new activities in the area. The Christmas Day event attracts hundreds of residents every year. Mayor David Walker feels it would be a big loss.

Walker is hopeful a new group of volunteers or individuals will help keep the dinner afloat. However, if no one steps forward, the event will be cancelled. Organizers will issue another call for help later this summer.

Bridgewater First With Pro-Active Approach To Protecting Dogs From Heat

A South Shore community is the first in the province to take action to prevent our four legged friends from being trapped in locked-up, hot vehicles and suffocating. The Town of Bridgewater, its police service and the volunteer group "Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia" have teamed up to educate the public on the dangers facing dogs if left in hot cars. Group member Angela Robar says its becoming a serious, summertime issue. She says pet owners need to be taught the danger involved.

Robar suggests you leave your dog home where its cooler on a hot day! With town and police support, a special event is planned for this Saturday. Members of the group will be handing out educational material, doing public demonstrations, answering questions and selling life meters which measure temperatures inside cars. It will take place at the PetValu store in the Eastside Plaza from 12 noon to 3pm.

Little Change Expected Tonight In South Shore Gas Prices

Don't expect much change, if any, when the utility and review board sets the weekly gas prices tonight. South Shore prices will likely stay the same. In New Brunswick today, self serve regular has increased about half a cent and diesel is unchanged. On the South Shore today, regular self serve is still selling for $1.39.3 and diesel $1.36.3.

Baillie Promotes Economic Stimulation/Job Creation During South Shore Address

The province's Opposition Leader had a speaking engagement over the noon hour on the South Shore. Jamie Baillie addressed a Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. He's promoting getting the economy rolling and job creation to do it. Baillie says for the McNeil government to sail past 100 days since the Ivany Report was unveiled without doing anything is shameful.

Baillie says he's willing to work with the other political parties in the province and federally to help get the economy here rolling again.

Lunenburg Community Garden Is 'Awesome'

The Lunenburg Community Garden is officially awesome. Awesome South Shore named the group its first winner of $1,000 Wednesday night in Lunenburg. The money is expected to be used to help the group buy soil to start filling garden beds. Other nominees included RewardScout, which designed mobile app allowing businesses to send in-store surveys to customers and reward them with discounts and specials immediately. There was also a pitch for a 100-foot mega obstacle course for YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Sunday. Awesome South Shore is made up of local residents that donate money towards a $1,000 grant for new and different events in the community. Pitches are now being accepted for the next $1,000 giveaway in June in Liverpool.

Theodore Too Gettin' Spruced Up For The Summer

A famous floating television character that many young children are familiar with, has taken up temporary residence in Dayspring. Theodore-Too, an actual tugboat, painted up and retrofitted with a head and face somewhat resembling a Mario Brothers character, is at Snyder's Shipyard undergoing deck repairs, engine tweeking and painting. Work on Theodore Tugboat, made famous by the children's Saturday morning show of the same name, should be completed in a few days. Theodore Too will head to Montreal June 5th on its own power for a festival. Then, back to its permanent home on the Halifax waterfront for the summer where its a must-see for visiting kids and their parents.