Trees, power lines toppled in heavy winds

Stanley Bridge was one of several communities hit by power outages on Sunday as fierce winds downed lines all over the province, including Charlottetown and a big swath of western PEI. This large tree was alsodsc_0001 toppled in North Rustico.

The final touches

The new and improved Stanley Bridge roundabout was nearly completed by Friday. New curbs have been added to the circle, preventing motorists from driving through, as many have until now. The bright yellow paint has also been removed. dsc_0014-2

It's fall and the colors show it

The landscape in the New London, Stanley Bridge area was ablaze with colors.dsc_0005-1dsc_0002 The recent spate of fine, bracing weather gave many motorists just dsc_0022 the excuse they needed to get onto the road and enjoy the beauty of the season.

Why not book a wedding reception at the SBC?

Looking for the ideal location to hold a wedding reception, one that is steeped in history and is surrounded by beauty on every side?
dsc_0001 Why not hold your reception at the Stanley Bridge Centre, the former ‘church on the hill’ in the enchanting village of Stanley Bridge, which still retains many of its century-old flourishes, including impressive stained glass windows featuring stunning religious iconography? The photos below were snapped last June 25. Anyone interested in early bookings should contact Helen MacEwen, president of the Stanley Bridge Centre, at 902-888-7448 or Joan Harding, the SBC’s treasurer, at 902-954-0077.

Netting silversides on the Stanley River

The silverside fishery is in full swing across the Island, including Stanley Bridge, and the Stanley River, where these photos were taken of fishermen bringing in several tubs of the small, highly priced fish, which is used to feed marine animals and increasingly to bait lobster traps. Catches appeared to lower so far this year. The season runs to late November.
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Roundabout curb installation underway

The grand Stanley Bridge roundabout experiment is over. It’s centre yellow ring is getting raised curbs after nearly a year. Many believed it was inevitable after witnesses saw vehicles travelling right through the button on numerous occasions. So on Tuesday, Oct 17 workers and their heavy equipment assembled to build curbs around one of Canada’s most famous roundabouts. The bottom photo on right is the roundabout before the work, which should be finished within a few days. dsc_0022dsc_0023dsc_00018dsc_0015-2dsc_00712

Fall colors on display

dsc_0008This boat, used to haul silversides from nets strewn along the Stanley River, was moored near the bridge at North Granville on Oct 16.

Volunteers working behind the scenes at pancake breakfast

The Saturday Oct 15 blueberry pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Stanley Bridge Hall was another rousing success for the Stanley Bridge Centre. But it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of more than a dozen volunteers greeting customers at the door, waiting and clearing tables, serving food, preparing the pancakes, and cooking many of the delicious muffins, baked beans and other items consumeddsc_0001 dsc_0003-1 dsc_0005a during the morning. Thanks again to everyone in the community for stopping by and helping us raise funds to help with future renovations and improvements at the SBC.

Preparing for the Saturday, Oct 15 blueberry pancake breakfast

Volunteers with the Stanley Bridge Centre were busy Wednesday evening preparing the Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute Hall for the Saturday, Oct 15 blueberry breakfast fundraiser, featuring delicious blueberry pancakes, coffee and tea, juices, sausages and homemade muffins and cinnamon rolls. Tickets are only $10 at the door (five dollars for children). Doors open at 8 am and the breakfast runs to 11 am. dsc_0005 dsc_0009-1 dsc_0001-2

Pancake breakfast Saturday, Oct 15 at the Stanley Bridge WI

It’s happening! Our second fundraising blueberry pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct 15 at the Stanley Bridge WI, right across from the infamous roundabout. Strap on your bib for delicious home made pancakes, sausages, baked beans, muffins, juices of all kinds and fruit. Funds from the breakfast will help support improvements and renovations to the Stanley Bridge Centre and to various events offered there – includng two farmer’s markets a week during the spring/summer season. Only 10 dollars for adults, five dollars for kids under 12. See you all there!