From deep winter to lush summer green

Dave White
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I am starting to feel a bit like Ron James, that appreciated Atlantic Canadian comedy clown, who along with Newfoundland’s own Rick Mercer, bring the happy times afforded in big screen television.

It’s just as well to be inside. It’s been so cold out lately that even the dandelions are snuggled down in the long green grasses yet growing all around and not minding the nippy days a bit. Wednesday’s sun sent more fauna shooting skyward at by deadline.

Two mowings later already this spring, my uncultivated lawn and wild-flowered rock garden beckon to be heard. Like the cacophony of stearns and gulls challenging for space and time on McIvers Island.

The transition from hockey to soccer foretells full change from deep winter white to lush summer green as Earth swings.

Hometown McIvers kicks off the bayside summerfest scene the weekend of June 28 with the fourth annual TattieFest garden party and outdoor music festival.

Events planned around the north and south shore of the Bay of Islands June through August also include weekend events already being promoted in Cox’s Cove, Humber Arm South and Frenchman’s Cove, among others.

Local volunteers and musicians and entertainers from places around the provinces share in the music and friends atmosphere that prevails at the family-friendly times. Summer time makes such events welcoming come-home festivals for many who still have family and friends in the province.

The Town of McIvers is looking to hire workers to fill positions needed to carry on new work and improvements to the wilderness walking trail from the Burnt Hills backwoods to the high-perched outlook atop Big Head.

Meanwhile, work continues this weekend on ball park and playground improvements in McIvers. The local recreation committee has acquired provincial funding for the project and is seeking any volunteer help it can to complete the project. Meanwhile, work continues on a ball park.

Not all is good

From talk of armed robbery at a convenience store lately to recent evidence of grand theft from one local residence, not all is good.

On the Canada Post mail wall, Greg and Lynn Mitchell are seen offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the theft of a black 2003 Polaris Magnum ATV (registration plate #VDA 974) from where it was parked near the old sawmill site on Farm Road in Gillams last Thursday.

Organizations: Canada Post

Geographic location: McIvers, Newfoundland, Bay of Islands June Burnt Hills Farm Road Gillams

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