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Multi–family yard sale

A multi-family yard sale will take place on June 3 at 86 Primrose Drive, Cornwall, from 9 am–1 pm. [ ... ]

Domestic animal regulations in effect

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Saint Helena: An island in flux
April 18

Owen JenningsThe April Island Studies Lecture is April 18 at 7 pm in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, featuring Master of Arts in Island Studies student Owen Jennings speaking about Saint Helena: An island in flux. The allure of islands relies on some often inaccurate assumptions. These imaginary islands are small, remote, and, more often than not, tropical. Where most islands fall well short of that imagined island, the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena reaches towards it. Over the past decade this island has been gifted a new connection to the world: an airport. While its opening for commercial traffic is still delayed, this will, it is anticipated, reduce the travel time to South Africa from five days down to a few hours. The Saints, as the islanders call themselves, have long been caught between their home’s isolation and many connections to the outside world, and soon they will be able to travel in a way that most similar island communities take for granted. This lecture considers the experience of travelling to and being a researcher on Saint Helena, and what being a Saint might mean as the island’s connection to the rest of the world changes dramatically. Owen Jennings is a Master of Arts in Island Studies student at UPEI. He is studying remoteness and access on the island of Saint Helena, and, last Nov, had the opportunity to travel to Saint Helena to do his field research. He studied politics for his undergraduate degree in the UK. Admission to the lecture is free . Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: Laurie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 894-2881

 

All Around the Hillsborough speaker series
April 18, May 1 & 29 

The Hillsborough River Association with support from the Canadian Heritage Rivers' Canada 150 Fund will host a variety of events and activities during 2017 with the over-riding theme of "All Around the Hillsborough." The events will acknowledge and celebrate the history, built heritage, culture, recreational value and natural history of the Hillsborough River. In addition to 2017 being Canada's 150th Anniversary, this year marks the 20th Anniversary of the designation of the Hillsborough as the Island's first Canadian Heritage River.

The All Around the Hillsborough Speaker Series runs from March 27 to May 29. Participating speakers will highlight some of the history and the animals on the Hillsborough. A Q&A with the author will follow each talk. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. Free admission.

Dwaine Oakley, wildlife photographer and naturalist, will open the series on March 27 at 7:30 pm with The Owls and Hawks of the Hillsborough at Stratford Town Hall's Southport Room. Dwaine will describe the diversity of owls and hawks that have lived on the Hillsborough since the late 1800s.

Island historian Jim Hornby will present Tall Ships, Commerce and Culture on the Hillsborough on April 18. Jim will be speaking of life during the period when tall ships plied the Hillsborough. His presentation will be part of the Hillsborough River Association’s annual meeting at Stratford Town Hall's Southport Room. The meeting is at 7 pm with the presentation to follow at 8 pm. 

JoDee Samuelson, a graduate of the Institute of Island Studies who studied the history of the watermills of PEI and Gotland Island, Sweden, will present Powered by Water: The Mills of the Hillsborough. JoDee’s presentation will cover the spectrum of water powered mills including grist, carding, saw, electric power and other mills along the Hillsborough, and will include two short videos featuring water power entrepreneurs on the Hillsborough. It will held May 1 at Beaconsfield Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Streets in Charlottetown at 7:30 pm.

Georges Arsenault, an Acadian historian, folklorist and author, will present Acadians on the Hillsborough on May 29 at Stratford Town Hall's Southport Room at 7:30 pm. Georges will discuss where and how the Acadians lived along the various courses of the Hillsborough.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow HRA-Watershed-Management on Facebook, or contact Dan McAskill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-393-4385. 

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