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Long Lake flower beds planted and other events

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Hi everyone. First, my apologies for being very slow to update the site in the last six months. I’ve been away a lot, although that shouldn’t be an excuse.
Here is a picture of a flower to make up for it. 
The flower and the flowerbed below are at the top of the Spryfield end of Long Lake. Yesterday, councillor Stephen Adams and MLA Brendan Maguire organized a planting party to put those flowerbeds in. There has been a question for several years now about who should maintain the little strip of lawn at the end of Dentith road and the access to the lake from that side. I hear from Steve Adams that the province has now agreed to cut the grass. There are a few places to park along Old Sambro Road and keeping the grass cut and the flowerbeds maintained might make it easier to get down to the water. If you have a canoe or a kayak there is a place you could put in fairly easily. 
In other news… Thursday, July 15 there will be a free reading with local author Darren Greer, who will read from “Just Beneath My Skin.” A story about three generations of men trying to get out of a dead-end town. Published by Cormorant Books, you can read the full synopsis here. http://www.cormorantbooks.com/9781770862555/
The St. Paul’s Family Institute summer program “Camp Paul” has a position open for a camp counselor.  Looking for someone who just graduated from high school or who is currently in University and will be returning in the fall.  The job will begin ASAP. Contact:
Kristen Hollery
Community Ministry Director
St. Paul’s Family Resources Institute
khollery_stpaulsfri@hotmailcom
(902) 479-1015
Nova United Martial Arts is raising funds with a bottle drive at the EnviroDepot at 374 Herring Cove Road. Bring your bottles in, make sure the caps are removed and bottles are empt, wait for the receipt, and ask for the funds to be added to NUMA’s account. Funds raised will go towards tournament fees, transportation costs, education, equipment, and coaching.
Join a weekly walking group on Wednesdays (hey, that’s today!) at 11am, weather permitting. Meet at the Spryfield Lions Rink at 25 Drysdale Road. For more info call Bernadette at 475-310-
The annual Natal Day party at the Dingle is coming up on August 4, 2014. 11am-2pm at Fleming Park. Live music, Atlantic Cirque Musical show, BBQ and refreshments, free canoeing and water activities, bouncy castles, kids games, art activities, heritage walk and display. There will be a shuttle bus from Frog Pond and J.W. MacLeod parking lots. 

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