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Sirens in the streets of Hammonds Plains for Station 50 Firefighters annual toy and food drive

Volunteer Santa Keith Cuthbertson helped out Station 50 firefighters with Holly LaPierre giving candy canes to local children.
Volunteer Santa Keith Cuthbertson helped out Station 50 firefighters with Holly LaPierre giving candy canes to local children.

Sirens in Hammonds Plains on Sun. Dec. 7 meant Santa, candy canes and Volunteer Station 50 Firefighters’ annual food and toy drive to support local families.  Even Counc. Matt Whitman (Hammonds Plains-St. Margarets Bay) donned a red suit, walking the frosty streets with volunteer firefighters and local supporters.

Chief Dan Melkert says the event was another success with Station 50 donating goods to Hammonds Plains local food bank,  a few families and community churches.  He says the local support is greatly appreciated and goes a long way.

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Happy team of volunteers sorting the generous donations from this year's toy and food drive.
Happy team of volunteers sorting the generous donations from this year’s toy and food drive.

Community Herald: Community building with new historical sign in Hammonds Plains

Hammonds Plains Historical Society president Dave Haverstock says the new sign beside Uplands Park will be “a direct line to the community,” sharing the areas long and rich history, at a ceremony of gratitude for $5,000 funding from HRM.  Maker of the sign, Greg Veinot pictured with Vernon Kynock, Dave Haverstock, Brian Murray of Blue Barn Farms, Counc. Matt Whitman (Hammonds Plains - St. Margarets Bay), Cathy Munroe, Wayne Shellnutt and Cynthia Simpson. (L-R)
Hammonds Plains Historical Society president Dave Haverstock says the new sign beside Uplands Park will be “a direct line to the community,” sharing the areas long and rich history, at a ceremony of gratitude for $5,000 funding from HRM. Maker of the sign, Greg Veinot pictured with Vernon Kynock, Dave Haverstock, Brian Murray of Blue Barn Farms, Counc. Matt Whitman (Hammonds Plains – St. Margarets Bay), Cathy Munroe, Wayne Shellnutt and Cynthia Simpson. (L-R)

Community Herald: Top notch bocce and shuffleboard part of Glen Arbour park expansion

Rain held off and sun shone upon two slick new activity courts at the grand opening of the Annex at Glen Arbour playground on Aug. 9. More than 50 people came to see the expansion, including the only playground bocce court in Nova Scotia, an elaborate shuffleboard court and a horseshoe pit.

“You can be two years old or you can be 99 years old and you will be able to use the facilities,” said Sylvianne Forbes, president of Glen Arbour Homeowners’ Association, as children gathered around HRM Councillor Matt Whitman (Hammonds Plains-St. Margarets Bay) and Hammonds Plains-Lucasville MLA Ben Jessome during the ribbon cutting.

Forbes gave a special thanks to the city and the province through the department of Health and Wellness, for their donations of $5,000 each towards the project and said the overall playground construction and expansion took about six years, with the expansion costing upwards of $35,000.

“Through our area rate, you can do projects that benefit all people in the community, not only residents of Glen Arbour subdivision,” said Forbes. She says the community is geared towards anything outdoorsy and fitness-oriented and the facilities can be played by all ages. “Glen Arbour residents are very active … we do more than golf.”

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