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April 25, 2008

Free swimming in St. Stephen this Summer

St. Stephen town council  voted recently to remove the $2. daily fee previously charged for using the Town’s two outdoor public swimming pools. Now residents and visitors alike can cool-off for free this Summer! (more…)

April 20, 2008

Civic Centre receives major donation from former resident

The Charlotte County Civic Centre project just received a major donation from a former resident of St. Stephen-Milltown now working in Vancouver, B.C.  Robert Quartermain, president, Silver Standard Resources gave $172,724. towards the proposed $15 million regional project. Robert Quartermain is quoted as saying ” I believe that I am who I am today due in large part to the life and opportunities I enjoyed in my early years growing up and learning about life in St. Stephen. If you would like to donate a $1., $172,724 or anything in-between to this community project contact (more…)

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.

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…)

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…)

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…)

April 12, 2007

Bisons lose in OT

Filed under: Blair House News, Local News & a new Civic Centre — David @ 1:40 am

Our son Gareth was part of the local St. Stephen Midget ‘B’ hockey team that came within one goal of becoming provincial champions. For the full story read the report I submitted to our local paper, The St. Croix Courier ……. (more…)

April 10, 2007

April snowstorm hits New Brunswick

Filed under: Blair House News, Local News & a new Civic Centre — David @ 1:39 pm

I don’t remember the last time that school was cancelled in April due to a snow storm. But that’s what happened Thursday, April 5th. Here in southwestern New Brunswick the snow didn’t start falling until dawn but when it came it really came down heavily. Big heavy snow flakes. But mild. The temperature was hovering just below the freezing mark and the forecast called for it to change to rain later on. (more…)

March 8, 2007

Blair House to host fundraiser Spa Day

Filed under: Blair House News, Local News & a new Civic Centre — David @ 6:46 pm

Blair House Heritage Inn will be hosting a Spa Day on Saturday, March 24 from 12:00 noon until early evening at their St. Stephen, New Brunswick bed & breakfast. The Day Spa is being organized by the Charlotte County Boys & Girls Club as one of it’s fundraisers. (more…)

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