SALMON COUNTRY NEWS (From Blackville to Boiestown) JANUARY 2015 (Deadline for February 2015 Edition: Wednesday, January 28) Our thanks this month goes to Bonnie Hunter of Carroll’s Crossing for her beautiful winter photo of the McNamee/ Priceville Footbridge. If you have a photo you’d like to see “headline” the Salmon Country News, if you have articles for publication, or if you’d just like some general information about advertising rates, coverage or publication dates, please call 506-365-1105 or email [email protected] This Newsletter is produced in partnership with the Villages of Doaktown and Blackville. Ronald Fowler was sworn in as a Councillor for Ward 3 (Rural Community of Upper Miramichi) at a ceremony held on Friday, December 19. Mr. Fowler, who is replacing former Councillor Chad Davis, was the successful candidate in the municipal by-election held on December 8. The RCUMs newest Councillor is shown in the left photo being administered the Oath of Office by Mary Hunter, Administrative Clerk/ Treasurer, and with RCUM Mayor M. A. Douglas Munn in the photo to the right. On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at a ceremony attended by a large group of family and friends, Carl Price, the winner of the December 8 municipal by-election, was sworn in as a Councillor for the Village of Doaktown replacing Tanya Robichaud who had resigned earlier in the year. Councillor Price is no stranger to Village Council having first taken office in 1998 and serving four consecutive terms until losing in the 2013 election. Shown in the photo above are (L-R) Councillor Jeff Porter, Mayor Bev Gaston, Village Clerk Marilyn Price, Councillor Price, Deputy Mayor Paul Gillespie, and Councillor Wayne Fowler. Councillor Price wishes to thank everyone for their support and looks forward to working with his fellow Council members for the betterment of the Village of Doaktown. I THINK I MIGHT BE A MIRAMICHIER FUN, FOOD, STORIES AND SONGS WITH OUR SPECIAL GUEST, MAVIS O’DONNELL AND A BUNCH OF OTHER TALENTED LADS FROM UP AND DOWN THE RIVER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 DOAKTOWN LEGION (8 Dr. Hamilton Drive) Gettin’ started at about 5:30 . . . dinner hot on the table at 6:00 TICKETS ($35 EACH) ARE AVAILABLE FROM SEARS/THE TRILLIUM, 342 MAIN Street, Doaktown, or by calling 365-9809. Make it easy on yourself and pick them up soon A GREAT NIGHT OUT ON VALENTINE’S FOR YOU AND THE WIFE This “do” is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #23 with all proceeds going to help our partners, the Friends of the Doaktown Community Park. NEW RESTAURANT OPENS IN BLACKVILLE Blackville has a new restaurant! Hooked N’ Cooked Family Restaurant will open its doors on Tuesday, January 20. The eatery, located in the former OK Busy Tots Daycare building at 208 Main Street, has been completely renovated over the past several months by owners Peter Greely and Bradley Urquhart. The restaurant is currently staffed, but Greely says that they hope to hire 2-3 full-time employees and approximately 4 part-time employees once the restaurant is more established. “We currently have our staff to get us started but if anyone would like to submit a resume at the restaurant, we would certainly take them into consideration as we hope to be hiring more as we get up and going.” Hooked N’ Cooked offers a full menu with daily specials and soup of the day options. “We have a variety of different foods from home cooking to the fast food that we all know and love.” Urquhart continues, “Our specialty is our fish and chips but we have installed a char broiler so we can offer the perfect steak or that healthy choice that many people are looking for. We also offer a variety of desserts to fill that sweet tooth.” Hooked N’ Cooked is open seven days a week: Sunday to Thursday from 7:00am to 10:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 7:00am to midnight. “This has been a dream of ours now for many years and we hope that you will join us on our adventure and make it a huge success.” Peter says, “We look forward to serving you in the near future.” A grand opening will be announced for the Spring. For more information, call 843-3474 and find them on Facebook as Hooked N’ Cooked. DOAKTOWN COMMUNITY OUTDOOR RINK The Village of Doaktown has funded a community rink as a facility to encourage participation in outdoor activities during the winter months. The rink was built and is being maintained by community volunteers and is located in the Doaktown Fairgrounds off Prospect Street. Lights have been erected to facilitate hockey and skating after dark, and a switch is located on the lighting tower (if you are the last to use it in the evening, please remember to turn the lights off). Public skating is scheduled for Saturday evening from 5:00 – 7:00pm and Sunday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Users are encouraged to respect all groups participating in activities at the rink. SHARE the ice and give everyone a chance to play!! If you use the ice, you are encouraged to scrape it off once you’ve finished with it (scrapers are located on site). Court Carleton Accounting and Tax Services Inc. Wendy Lyons 48 South Road Doaktown, NB 365365-7105 Put our experience to work for you. Our knowledge in the tax industry saves you money! Personal & Business Taxes E-Filing Instant Cash Refunds Seniors 15% Discount Trucking Industry Experts For all you disbelievers, we are pleased to provide solid evidence of the fabled “white deer” that many claimed to have seen in and around the Doaktown area this winter. Thank you, Peggy Green, for allowing us to set the record straight. Tax Season Hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm Saturday 9 am to 4 pm We look forward to meeting your tax and accounting requirements. A very successful bake sale was hosted on October 29 by Scotiabank Doaktown in support Doaktown Community/School Library. of the A total of $900 was raised – the $450 from the sale itself being matched by a donation from Scotiabank. Shown presenting the cheque to Betty Neess, Treasurer for the Library’s Board of Trustees, is Irene Gillis, Acting Manager of Customer Service, and Stephen Matchett, Branch Manager. Not shown is Cathy Lyons, Customer Service Supervisor, who was immensely helpful in putting this event together. A sincere “thank you” to Scotiabank and its staff from the Doaktown Library, as well as to the Doaktown community for their support. 5 Prospect Street Doaktown, NB E9C 1C3 TEL: 506-365-8911 CELL: 506-365-0225 Move you from your present home/apartment to your new home/apartment, also university students. ♦ Haul away all your unwanted garbage, roofing shingles, old appliances, etc. ♦ Haul in some crushed rock for your driveway or some topsoil for your lawn. ♦ Haul your wood from your firewood supplier to your yard. ♦ FROM BECKY FOWLER, AND BRODY AND ZACH STOREY I want to thank everyone who has helped my sons and me in any way since our house fire on Christmas Eve. The past three weeks have proven to be an emotional roller coaster, but one thing I have experienced is the coming together of a great little community who has supported me in ways that I just can’t even fathom! My heart is truly overwhelmed with gratitude for all that everyone has done for us! In the face of tragedy, we have been blessed by friends, family, and even complete strangers. The words "thank-you" hardly seem enough to express my deep appreciation to each and every person who has contributed to my little family during this time! There are, however, a few people who deserve special recognition for going “above and beyond” for us, and though I appreciate EVERYTHING that has been done, these people really outdid themselves and I am so grateful! To Paul, Kay, and Paula Gillespie: thank you for opening your home to me and my family the day of the fire and for letting me store the few things saved from the fire in your garage! To Dickie and Jean Storey for lugging stuff to our new home and helping to get things situated. To Natalie and Kevin Brawn, for offering us your home until we have a place of our own again -- that phone call was a huge weight off my chest! To Paige Storey: words fail to come to me to thank you for all you've done. You stepped right up, organizing crews to come in and clean the house. You and Jean were here daily, organizing, sorting, getting things ready -- you were determined that the boys and I would come home to a "home" and you succeeded. For that I am eternally grateful! It made the transition so much easier! To Jonathan Storey, who also lugged stuff to the new place, fixed things here that needed fixing, etc. Thank you so much!! To my church family (Doaktown UPC): thank you for filling our cupboards with groceries and thank you too to the ladies who decorated and helped get the house ready! To Tracey Jenkins, wow! Because of you, my boys and I got to come home and have Christmas all over again -- a Christmas where we didn’t open sooty, smoky gifts and where we could just relax and enjoy it! Thank you, Tracey, and all those who helped her in any way to make this possible! To ALL who brought anything at all (clothing, groceries, furniture, necessities) -- I appreciate it so very much!!! Last but not least, a HUGE thank you to the Doaktown Fire Department for going above and beyond on Christmas Eve when they got that call -- for saving our Christmas gifts, for saving what photos you could, and for making sure our beloved puppy was properly laid to rest! Something that might not mean much to some, but to my boys and I that alone meant everything (she was our baby girl!). I have a greater respect for our FD and all that they do. I am so grateful that you were there that day and for all you did!! To all my friends old and new, the words “thank you” don’t seem enough for your love and support -- but know that I am beyond grateful for every act of kindness that has been shown to us through this tragedy! I am proud to be a part of this wonderful community! May you all be blessed in 2015! residents from any area. OUTDOOR RINK -- A TIMELESS ATTRACTION Outdoor skating has always played an important role as a winter pastime and social activity in the Village of Blackville. Besides being a source of great joy and excitement for young skaters, more and more adults are taking to the ice to stay active during the cold winter months. The Blackville Outdoor Rink, located at 37 Alcorn Drive, is now open 7 days a week from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm (except Sundays when the rink opens at 1:00 pm), weather permitting, with the canteen available during peak hours. During the summer months, the rink is used as a skate park. Operated by the Blackville Recreation Council, the rink has been a great success due in part to the assistance of community volunteers who help maintain the ice surface and premises. “There are so many ways to participate in your community but the power of volunteers is the basis to the success of our outdoor rink!” says volunteer Wendy Fortune. “Without our hard working volunteers, we would never be able to enjoy the short window of opportunity that our Canadian winters offer!” Friday nights have proved especially popular with youth as the rink offers free public skating between 6:00 – 8:30 pm, as well as on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 - 4:00pm. During the remainder of the week, ice times are divided between public skating and drop-in hockey. The full schedule can be viewed at www.villageofblackville.com. The cost of admission is $2 per day. The rink can also be rented for birthday parties, special events and for groups and clubs. Blackville Recreation Council President Ian Fortune hopes more people will come out and enjoy the great ice surface the Blackville rink offers and make new memories in the process. “Remember the times in your youth when you chased your crush around the outdoor rink? Get out there and revive those memories. Perhaps bring the family to watch you having fun and exercising at the same time. The ice is perfect and could be gone so fast. Weather changes quickly but memories last forever.” Recent upgrades have been made to the rink and building including new paint on nets, with new netting to be installed, and repairs to the upstairs of the building which is used as a meeting place for the local air cadets squadron. For more information about the Blackville Outdoor Rink, please contact Ian Fortune at 843-2220 or visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/blackvillerink. OLD TIME BREAKFAST SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 7:30 AM – 12:00 NOON (STORM DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21) CENTRAL NB WOODMEN’S MUSEUM 6342 Route 8 Highway, Boiestown As part of the community’s Winter Fun Days, the Woodmen’s Museum will be offering a mouth-watering breakfast to get your day started or to warm you up during the morning’s festivities. Buffet style (but we’ll stand ready to make your toast) including home-baked beans, pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage, toast (white or whole wheat), jams and jellies, orange or apple juice, coffee or tea. By donation only. For further information, call the Museum at 369-7214. MIRAMICHI VALLEY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Incorporated in November 2012, the MVBA is an organization of commercial and industrial interests located in or operating out of the many rural communities situated along the banks of the Miramichi River. Stretching from McGivney to the Anderson Bridge on the outskirts of the City of Miramichi (and including all the tributaries of the Miramichi in between), we represent a significant cross-section of the many small-to-medium businesses whose presence contributes significantly to the economic well-being of the Miramichi Valley Region as a whole. The key to our past success – and to our future – is the support of business owners throughout the Miramichi Valley. A united voice is often the loudest voice -- the one that gets the most attention and the best results. If you are not already a member of the MVBA, why not consider joining? Annual membership fees are only $100 and an application form can easily be obtained by contacting our Board Chair/CEO Lorne Amos, Sr. at 506-625-0015 (Cell) or at [email protected] You have a role to play in our economic future -- lend your voice to ours and support the Miramichi Valley Business Association. DOAKTOWN AND BOIESTOWN VETERANS BOOKS W M L Accounting Inc. NEW OFFICE. SAME LOCATION. Bookkeeping, HST & Payroll Remittances Corporate and Personal Taxes Seniors Discount Cash Refunds (Confidentiality is My #1 Priority) For an appointment, call Wendy Lyons 365-7105 [email protected] [email protected] “Know Where You Stand” BOOKMOBILE YORK LIBRARY REGION TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 and TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Renous (10:30 am – 11:15 am): Renous Convenience, 39 Schofield Street Metepenagiag FN (11:45 am – 12:15 pm): Cloud Convenience, 1925 Micmac Road Blackville (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm): Former Village Office, 136 Main Street Due to a renewed interest in the Doaktown and Boiestown Veterans books, I am going to have additional copies printed. The cost will be $30.00 (no tax) for either book with a $10.00 deposit. The deadline for orders will be Friday, February 27. Please call Esma Brennan at 365-7464 for further information. You can drop off your contact information and deposit to either the Doaktown Library or to the Central NB Self Help. All proceeds from this project will go to local charities. Owned and operated by Jamie Peterson and located in the downstairs portion of the Renous Recreation Centre. Monthly rates: $50 – Adults; $45 – Students; and $90 – Couples. We offer free workout programs and personal training, and for a small fee, we also provide meal plans and contest prep . Keyless entry coming soon. For more information, find us on Facebook or call 627-6227. In Memory of a Dear Brother and Uncle IN MEMORY – JORDEN BELL If wishes on stars came true, I’d use my first one on you. I’d bring you back for one more kiss And to see everything you’re going to miss. My first day of school (I’m already so smart), But I’ve already had my first broken heart. It’s when you left, I know you had to go, But it’s been three years and I miss you so. ~ From Isabella CHARLES HOWE Whom God Called Home One Year Ago Today On February 1, 2014 Beautiful memories are wonderful things, They last through the longest day. They never grow old, never wear out, And can never be taken away. ~ Sadly missed, ever loved and remembered by Evelyn, Elizabeth, Gladys and Edie and Families Looking for the perfect Winter read and wondering where to find it? Copies of 160 Years of Salmon Stories by Morris Green are available by dropping into Sears/ The Trillium (Doaktown) or the Central NB Woodmen’s Museum in Boiestown (call ahead at 369-7214), or from any of the following members of the Central Miramichi Historical Society: Valerie O’Donnell (365-7924); Ann Storey (365-4529); Karen Swim (365-1105) or Peggy Green (365-7847). In response to popular demand, copies will also be available in the Blackville area at the Blackville Municipal Offices, 12 South Bartholemew Road. Some of the Blackville/Renous natives you’ll find highlighted in this book include Willy Basco; Chris, John, Mel and Pat Brophy; George and Herman Campbell; George, Roy and Wayne Curtis; Max and Dewey Gillespie; Dorothy McCormack, Everett Price, Ruthven Stewart, Jack Sullivan, Emerson Underhill, Charlie and Herb Wade, and George Routledge. Talk to anyone who found 160 Years under their Christmas tree and you’ll find this book comes highly recommended. At only $60 a copy, it’s guaranteed to keep you entertained until fishing season rolls around again. Note: All proceeds from this book go to support the Atlantic Salmon Museum and its programs. In Loving Memory Of a Dear Husband, Dad and Gramp CHARLES F. HOWE Who Passed Away One Year Ago On February 1, 2014 If we could visit Heaven just even for a day, Maybe for a moment the pain would go away. We would put our arms around you and whisper words so true That living life without you is the hardest thing to do. No matter how we spend our days, no matter what we do, No morning dawns or evening falls that we don’t think of you. ~ Loved and missed so much by Wife Luella, Sons Kevin and Roger and Families RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE PICK-UP (VILLAGE OF DOAKTOWN) The current contractor for the Village of Doaktown’s residential garbage pick-up is Joe’s Garbage (TEL: 506-622-8021). Our normal pick-up day is and will remain Monday, but Joe’s will continue to provide two “clean-up” days per year for other household items and white goods. All residents are asked to place their bagged garbage within a reasonable distance of the curb for easy access. Note: The Village of Doaktown or our contractor is NOT responsible for garbage removal when the pick-up area is not easily accessible due to snow or ice accumulation. If the garbage is not placed in a secure container, then the resident is responsible for keeping the pick-up area free of debris. It is generally expected that the normal household will not exceed four (4) bags of garbage per week with no bag weighing over 40 pounds. A. FRANCIS SMITH Jan. 2, 1931 - Feb. 10, 2009 Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what's to be, A resting place along the road, To sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, But never meant to stay. Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know, For some the journey's quicker, For some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends We'll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord. ~ Remembered by Wife Frances & Family Please note that the contractor has been instructed NOT to remove excessive debris, construction materials, automotive parts, bricks, human or animal waste, bed springs, or heavy metal items. Leftover waste material from renovation projects will NOT be removed (please consider making the removal of such debris the responsibility of your building contractor). Appliances such as televisions, electronics, fridges, stoves, washers or dryers will be removed only on our designated “clean-up” days. Items such as windows containing glass that may create a hazard will NOT be picked up by the Village of Doaktown contractor. Similarly, hazardous goods such as paint and solvents are NOT covered in the contract for residential garbage removal. Garbage from businesses, apartment complexes, service groups and other similar organizations is considered to be “non-residential” garbage and will NOT be removed by Joe’s Garbage unless a separate arrangement has been made with the company by the business or organization in question. There are also other garbage removal contractors you may wish to consider including Papa and Boys Trucking (TEL: 365-0225); Breau Disposal Ltd. (TEL: 506-773-3829); and Fero Waste & Recycling (TEL: 506-773-3376). Note: These same contractors may also be hired by residents to remove items not covered in our residential garbage removal service. I would like to thank you all for your many acts of kindness when I came home from the hospital. Thanks to Brother and Sister Cromwell and to the many who visited me; those who brought food to the home; and to those who called or sent cards. Thanks most of all for your prayers. God bless you all. Responsible recycling helps reduce the cost of our Village garbage service. Please make use of our Big Blue Bin located behind the Fire Hall on Prospect Street. There is also a separate box beside the Big Blue Bin to take refundable containers (monies from these recyclables go toward the funding of our new Community Park). Left-over paint and batteries can be taken to your local Home Hardware locations for disposal. ~ With love and appreciation, Elizabeth Storey If you have any questions, please call Councillor Wayne Fowler at 365-7970, Extension 111.
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