The Best of Luck to Shirley Hawe, hope you enjoy your retirement!!

We can all see no stress in Shirley's laughing eyes. Best of luck to ya!!!!

We can all see no stress in Shirley’s laughing eyes. Best of luck to ya!!!!

After over working for the town of Bay Roberts for over 34 years, our colleague and friend is calling it a career and retiring. As Town Clerk, she was truly a professional, knowledgeable and when need be, spirited, feisty even !!(and we would not have it any other way). Having said that, this blog is written to simply state that she will be missed and that she was a part of a team that appreciated her. I personally had the opportunity to work with Shirley for 18 years and during this time I considered her more of a friend than a colleague (and will always consider her a wonderful friend as well as her husband Roger).

Sometimes in life, we do not have the privilege to wish someone well, or say we appreciated getting to know someone. In this case I do, and I wish you Shirley, much happiness in your retirement. My final written words to you are, “The best of luck to ya!!”

Ron

EDANL Taste of Newfoundland and Labrador

The EDAC conference is well under way with many educational sessions and tours catered for the Economic Developers from across Canada here in beautiful St. John’s. Fellowship and making connections are also a huge part of a conference , our provincial association EDANL had the privilege to host the 2013 delegates to a evening of food, music and of course a good dose of NL hospitality.

Here is just a few pictures of what I think was a wonderful evening.

Scoff and a Scuff: A Taste of Newfoundland Culture

First to the food, it all was amazing and it was a departure away from the stereotypical Newfoundland fare of “Fish and Chips” (although I do like a good feed, there is much more to our Newfoundland and Labrador food culture, and we presented it last night!!)

Chefs Gallant and Hayward from Chinched Bistro getting it done!!

Chefs Gallant and Hayward from Chinched Bistro getting it done!!

The Jiggs Dinner Ravioli, stuffed with salt meat, carrot, cabbage, turnip and peas pudding with pot liquor was a delight to sample.

Although this is not the best picture, it do show the richness of this lamb stew from Chef Sharon Show of The Pantry

Although this is not the best picture, it do show the richness of this lamb stew from Chef Sharon Show of The Pantry

The lamb was slow braised with fresh local root vegetables in a Guinness Stout lamb jus. I enjoyed the depth of flavor and in my opinion would certainly count as a comfort food.

The Sundance Chowder was very flavorful.

The Sundance Chowder was very flavorful.

Thanks to the one and only Gary Haynes and his staff for getting me some ketchup....yes ketchup!! I love it with chowder!! *s*

Thanks to the one and only Gary Haynes and his staff for getting me some ketchup….yes ketchup!! I love it with chowder!! *s*

Picture time with Chef Andrea Maunder of Bacalao and Nancy Brace of the Restaurant Association of NL, showing off my ceviche that Chef was so kind to bring some to me.

Picture time with Chef Andrea Maunder of Bacalao and Nancy Brace of the Restaurant Association of NL, showing off my ceviche that Chef was so kind to bring some to me.

Chef Andrea Maunder of Bacalao provided us with a crisp and refreshing NL seafood ceviche with organic farm chilies and local herbs on a tostada with Iceberg Cucumber Vodka crema that was indeed wicked on the taste buds!!”
A HUGE thank you to Nancy Brace for taking the lead on this wonderful evening, showing off some of our culinary rock stars.

One of our team, finding his inner Newfie....not going to mention a name *s*

One of our team, finding his inner Newfie….not going to mention a name *s*

After the meal it was time to take to the streets of George Street for a pub crawl. I had a blast helping host this excursion with EDO Colin of Glovertown NL, the delegates were up for a good time and I am happy to announce the TEAM BOOYA won the tour by showing you can run a good pub crawl and be the first back for the SCUFF.

Siochana kept everyone on their feet after the pub crawl!!

Siochana kept everyone on their feet after the pub crawl!!


Thanks to everyone who came along and participated!!

Bay Roberts residents , Just VOTE!!

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Municipal election campaigning is in full swing here in Bay Roberts NL. Candidates have their signs strategically placed, pamphlets and posters printed and many have decided to go door to door and introduce themselves to the voting public. In my opinion, they all should be commended for throwing their hats into the ring in a quest to do their part in keeping the ball rolling in our active community.

I am writing a quick blog as a reminded to those in our community that this election (for some) may not be prominent on your radar but it is essential for our future and your vote does count.
In 2009 the voter turnout was 53% , I am sure we can do better than that!!

Please become part of the process, learn the facts, listen to the candidates, form your opinion and please vote!!!
Below is the Notice of Candidates for our election, I wish each person the best of luck!

NOTICE OF CANDIDATES
Municipality of Bay Roberts
Municipal Election

The following persons have been nominated for election to Council:

For Councillor

Hayward S. Butler
Charlene Dawe-Roach
Gerald Fennemore
Dean Franey
Wade Oates
Bill Seymour
George Simmons
George Warford
Walter Yetman

For Mayor
Geoffrey Seymour
Philip Wood

Advance Poll

The advance poll will take place on Saturday the 21st day of September, 2013 between the hours of eight (8) a.m. and eight (8) p.m.

The advance polling booth will be located at the Town Hall, Cable Building, 321 Water Street, Bay Roberts.

The General Municipal Election

The election will take place on Tuesday the 24th day of September, 2013 between the hours of eight (8) a.m. and eight (8) p.m.

Polling booths will be located at the following locations:

Salvation Army Hall, Water Street, Bay Roberts, including voters with civic addresses on:
All areas from east end of Bay Roberts up to and including the portion of Conception Bay Highway specifically from Powell’s Supermarket to Shearstown intersection including side roads.

Grace United Hall, Kelly’s Road, Coley’s Point, including voters with civic addresses on:
All areas of Coley’s Point, Country Road and the portion of Conception Bay Highway specifically from Powell’s Supermarket to Birch Hills including side roads.

Shearstown Lions Club, Shearstown Road, including voters with civic addresses on:
All areas of Shearstown and Butlerville.

Shirley Hawe
Returning Officer

The Delaney’s Christmas Countdown 2013 | Days Till Christmas | Sleeps Until Xmas

The Delaney's's Christmas Countdown 2013 | Days Till Christmas | Sleeps Until Xmas.

LOL, Just a reminder that we are in the “BER” Months so it is getting close!! Oh and Happy Labour Day everyone!!!!

Ok now back to what’s left of summer and enjoy your Autumn!!