Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wattage calculator

Over the past couple years I have been changing over to LED lights.
A little pricey to buy, but if you watch the no-tax sales, it's a great time to buy.
Here's the link to a wattage calculator. ...   easy to use, and tells you how much that light (s) is costing a year.

Photographer Wanted

The Municipality of Argyle is going to be a busy place this summer with 7 local businesses offering 9 new tourism experiences. They want to hire a photographer who could supply a variety of high quality digital photographs that would be used for promotional purposes of these experiences for both print and web.

The experiences are: Tusket Island Tours, Lobster Bay Culinary Adventures, A Day by the Sea Tour, The Hatfield House Culinary Experiences, Eel Lake Oyster Farm Tours, Trout Point Star-Gazing Tours, Lobster Bay Sea Kayaking Adventures, Bijou de l’Acadie Cultural Immersion Experience, and Trout Point Daily Cooking Classes and Foraging through the Forest.

In total they are looking approximately 50 photos. These can be “staged” or natural. These photos would then be for the exclusive use of the Municipality of Argyle. The photographer will be paid $1000 for this job.

June 27th, 2014: They are asking each applicant to submit two sample photos along with a brief write up of your photography style as well as any other pertinent information you would like to share with us.

September 30th, 2014: All photos to be submitted to the Municipality of Argyle either via email to or dropped off (via a memory stick or CD) at 27 Court House Rd between 8:30-4:30 from Mon-Friday.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity please contact the Brenda LaGrandeur at or phone 648-2931.

The chosen photographer would have to use their own equipment and present the compiled photographs in CD format.

Help Needed!

Helping your community is always rewarding. Makes you feel great and proud to have taken part.

On Tuesday, June 3rd at 6pm they need as many hands as possible at the Pubnico South ball field ( in Lower West, next to the garage) to help spread the dirt on the infield.
Please bring shovels, rakes and wheel barrows ! 
If you are unable to rake or shovel, how about popping by with a cool jug of lemonade, and a treat ?
Any help of any kind will be appreciated !

For more information please call Natalie at 648-3379 or 740-3351

Music Recital

Un récital du genre "coffee house" (style détendu), 
présenté par les élèves de musique 10 et 11.
 Créations contemporaines et pièces classiques.

In the Music room at ecole Par-en-Bas.
Tuesday at 6:30pm

Hope to see you there !

My Nova Scotia Neighborhood

"The blue stone is my favorite. I like the color. 
The smaller one is really smooth and it's name is Rosie, so I am going to give it to my mom. 
Mine is missing a leg. I bent it too far, and it broke.  
So I say it had cancer, and lost a leg."

What grade are you in and tell me what's the best thing about school ?

"I'm in grade 4. The best thing about school is math."

Really ?? Are you good at math?


Who's the smartest in your class?

" I am."

Friday, May 30, 2014

Every Bit of Love .... Ken Tobias

Kenneth Wayne Paul Tobias (born July 25, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He is noted for penning a chart-topping hit for The Bells ( Stay awhile)and for several top-selling recordings of his own including “I Just Want To Make Music,” “Every Bit Of Love”, “Give A Little Love”

Listen to it here !

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

RIP Maya Angelou

With more achievements than I could write or find , I remember Maya Angelou for the following ...
She was raped at 7 or 8, by her mom's boyfriend.
She was a stripper, and sold herself for sex when she was young.
And was in charge of a prostitution  house.
Yet she was strong and amazing.
Everything she did and witnessed made her to be who she was.
Just like all of us.
We don't have to cringe or regret what happened in life.
We have to embrace it, good or bad.
It is part of our make up.

She also wrote "Why the caged bird sings".

When she spoke, I listened.

Book soon to be released

The picture story book will be available in mid- June !
I'll be getting a copy !

Argyle's Abuptic Festival Crew

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Websites worth sharing

Growing potatoes in a large plastic garbage can

How to clean between oven glass window panes.

How to sleep better

La Cuisine Robicheau

In Meteghan, at La Cuisine Robicheau, we had supper tonight.
We were greeted with the question "Do you have a reservation? " as we walked in.
Would have preferred a smile, a hello, and then the question ....
Anyway, the 5 of us were seated immediately in one of the four rooms of the house-turned-restaurant.
Soon after the room filled. 
The room was 10 by 12, with three tables and it held 11 people. 
Actually 10 and a baby in a broken highchair which we helped fix..
The atmosphere wasn't super, it was close quarters, the baby was loud, but we all had kids before.
Conversation was very difficult.
It was the main path to another room, and there was much traffic.
Knowing the layout of the restaurant, as I had been there before, I wondered why they didn't choose to travel through the large sunny west room, which had no one in it while we were there.
Both bathrooms were clean.  Lighting was poor in our room. 

Let's get to the service ....
menu is limited, no appetizers, and she listed 3 items on special; items not on the menu. 
We asked which she preferred, and she said "seafood lasagna", which we ordered.
She poured iced water.
She took orders, and left the table at 5:47pm.
She returned at 6:00 with the following: seafood platter, and seafood chowder. Then she came with rolls.
Then she returned with tiger shrimp and salad, seafood lasagna, and clam rappie pie.
Very fast indeed.
Food was good except for two complaints: chowder barely had lobster. One piece for certain. 
Not very tasty. It was hot.
It did have scallops and haddock. 
The salad had lots of lettuce and the dressing appeared to be olive oil only.
 Another tasted it, and thought there may be a hint of vinegar in it. Maybe.
At 6:27 our plates were picked up, and we ordered coconut cream  and chocolate pie. 
They arrived at 6:43, were homemade, excellent and huge.
We liked the cutlery, as it was heavy, and we liked the mismatched plates. The decor was ok.
The waitress was good. The owner was there, and cleared tables around us more than once, 
but never spoke or smiled.
The bill came fast, almost too fast, and dessert was barely done. 
Although we felt a bit rushed, they seemed to be in no rush to get paid at the cash.
Somewhat pricey . 
You could substitute rice or potatoes for salad, but they charge $3.00 in addition.
One of the Taste Buds supper club reported... " The view of the water was lost to us but we enjoyed the guy with the tight pants."

My Nova Scotia Neighborhood

If you had the opportunity to give one piece of advice to a large audience of people, 
what advice would you give?

" Savor the moment."


July 2 to August 14, 2014

Rally Cap Baseball Program is designed for children ages 5 to 7 years old and teaches the FUNdamentals of Baseball, while allowing the children the opportunity to perform different task they have learned in order to earn a colored Baseball Canada Rally Cap.

The Grand Slam Baseball Program is for children ages 8 to 10 years old. The FUNdamentals of Baseball and the pursuit of physical literacy are the ultimate goals of the program. We want to create a healthy environment in which children of various levels of ability will find pleasure in learning Baseball.

Program Schedule

Wedgeport Ball field
• 9:00am to 10:15am : Rally Cap Program (ages 5 to 7 years old)
• 10:30am to 12:00noon : Grand Slam Program (ages 8 to 10 years old)

Tusket Ball field
• 1:30pm to 3:00pm : Rally Cap Program (ages 5 to 7 years old)
• 3:15pm to 4:30pm : Grand Slam Program (ages 8 to 10 years old)

Drumlin School Field
• 1:30pm to 3:00pm : Rally Cap Program (ages 5 to 7 years old)
• 3:15pm to 4:30pm : Grand Slam Program (ages 8 to 10 years old)

COST: $10 per child

Registration at the Argyle Recreation Department, 27 Court House Rd, Tusket, from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday – Friday. DEADLINE: JUNE 13, 2014



For Ages 11 to 15 years old - July 3rd to August 14, 2014
Thursday nights 6pm at Tusket field plus games in the Barrington girls softball league (if a league in formed ).
COST: $20 
For Ages 11 to 15 years old - July 3rd to August 14, 2014
Thursday nights 6pm at Tusket field plus games in the Barrington girls softball league (if a league in formed ).
COST: $20 


Monday, May 26, 2014

Lysol no touch hand soap system

Get it for free with this mail in rebate offer!
Purchases must be made between May 19, 2014 – June 19, 2014.  
Rebate forms must be received before July 19, 2014.
Limit 1 refund per individual, family or household ( $17.90 max)