Young millionaires make their mark at farmer's market

It was a very busy day at Wednesday’s farmer’s market at the Stanley Bridge Centre. Among the vendors were four Young Millionaires getting their taste of entrepreneurship. In one of the photos a young vendor just sold one of several mats made from her dad’s lobster rope. The proud dad happens to be a lobster fisherman from the area.DSC_0012 (3)DSC_0014 (5)DSC_0001
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Also on hand  was a Moncton man with his canine pal.

The next farmer’s market is Saturday, running 9 am to 1 pm.

John Cousins book launch at SBC Sunday 2-4 pm

Helen MacEwen, president of the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society, holds a newly released book on the early, and short-lived, Quaker settlement in New London entitled “New London, The Lost Dream.” Author John CousinsDSC_10002 DSC_00601 will hold a book signing and at talk at the Stanley Bridge Centre, Sunday, Aug 21, 2-4 pm. Local history buffs won’t want to miss this.

Light shone on Stanley Bridge's early history

DSC_0025 (3)DSC_0024DSC_0020 (1)DSC_0016 (1)Over the span of more than two centuries Stanley Bridge boasted nine shipyards, as many as five churches, a thriving cheese factory, three room schoolhouses, fox ranches, hockey rinks and men’s and women’s teams and, more recently, a population of a thousand, several times more than the current population. These and other fascinating tidbets of information were presented earlier this evening to a sizable audience at the Stanley Bridge Centre by local historian Helen MacEwen, with the Stanley Bridge Historical Society. She brought dozens of framed photos, documents, books and even an 1885 telephone to her presentation. Tonight’s session was the fourth history circle, with more slated for the near future.