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April 17, 2008

Civic Centre fundraising campaign officially launched

The Charlotte County Civic Centre committee officially launched the $3.5 million fundraising campaign yesterday here in St. Stephen. The campaign’s honorary co-chairpersons are David and Diane Ganong. They announced that $1.2 million has already been raised from large corporate and private donations towards the $15 million community project. According to project president Richard Fulton the civic centre could be operational by 2012. (more…)

April 11, 2008

A sure sign that Spring has arrived

It is a sure sign that Spring has arrived in Charlotte County when Scoops ice-cream parlour opens for the season just down the street from Blair House in St. Stephen. A wide selection of flavours at a great price. Next week in the St. George area on highway Route #1 the reknowned Ozzie’s Lunch take-out will also re-open for the Summer season. Mmmmm.

April 10, 2008

Annual Seaside Gardens tour on July 19th, 2008

Filed under: General News, Local Events & Attractions — David @ 6:09 pm

The St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Garden Club’s annual “Seaside Gardens” tour will be held this year on Saturday, July 19th from noon to 5:00 p.m. The self-guided tour offers an opportunity to visit thirteen gardens in St. Andrews with a strawberry shortcake reception at Passamaquoddy Lodge from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (more…)

March 19, 2008

St. Stephen Musical Concert Series 2008

Filed under: General News, Local Events & Attractions — David @ 6:21 pm

The 9th season of the St. Stephen Musical Concert series will again be held every Thursday evening, some Sundays and holiday Mondays during the Summer months. The musicians, singers and dancers perform in the St. Stephen town square located downtown between the Provincial Information Centre and the library. Rain location is in the Border arena. The two Sunday performances will be held at the Milltown bandstand. The 6:00 p.m. free Musical Concert dates are (more…)

February 29, 2008

Chocolate Museum ‘hand-dipping’ expansion

Downtown St. Stephen’s Chocolate Museum located in the old Ganong chocolate factory recently announced plans for expansion to it’s displays and services offered to visitors. One of the major changes is the move of all the ‘hand-dipping’ chocolate production from the existing Ganong factory on Chocolate Drive back to the old factory on Milltown Boulevard. In the future, visitors will be able to watch the skilled hand-dippers creating the chocolates then buy them in the museum and store next door. Funding and assistance for the new expansion has come from federal, provincial and municipal governments and Ganong Brothers Ltd. (more…)

January 31, 2008

New border rules to enter USA now in effect

CALAIS, MAINE Starting today, Thursday, January 31, 2008 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers began asking to see two pieces of identification if folks entering the United States by car did not have a passport. Acceptable documention for adults includes a drivers license as a form of government-issued photo ID and a birth certificate as a proof of citizenship. (more…)

January 21, 2008

Latest update on new third bridge

Filed under: General News, New 3rd Bridge & Crossing the Border — David @ 12:01 am

The latest news on construction of the new third bridge across the international St. Croix river was provided Thursday evening by both American and Canadian government officials. The public meeting was held at the Milltown Legion in St. Stephen, N.B. September 2008 was the original completion date. (more…)

August 1, 2007

Many guests travelling to Newfoundland this Summer

Newfoundland is an increasingly popular destination this Summer for many guests staying at Blair House bed and breakfast according to innkeeper David Whittingham. Located about mid-way between Boston and the Newfoundland-bound ferry terminal at North Sydney, Cape Breton, (more…)

July 26, 2007

Blair House newly repainted

Filed under: General News, Blair House News — David @ 5:01 pm

“The house looks great”, “The house looks wonderful” were just some of the comments from new and long-time guests upon arrival this month at Blair House Heritage Inn. In late June and early July local painter and steeplejack Les Caldwell spent two weeks scraping and painting the outside of our house.


June 2, 2007

Bay of Fundy - seven wonders of Canada

The Bay of Fundy is one of the top contenders for being named one of the Seven Wonders of Canada. (more…)

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