August, 2009   

Congratulations to the 2009 winners of Needlework New Brunswick prizes! We are pleased to announce there was a strong competition for quality and quantity of needlearts at this year's Kings County Agricultural Fair. Needlework New Brunswick is proud to sponsor two prizes in connection with this event, North America's longest running agricultural exhibition as it marked 114 years this year.Laura Stockdale of Drury's Cove claimed the Golden Needle prize for her entries in the most needlework classes.Marion Anderson of Wards Creek takes home the General Excellence award for having the highest overall standing among needlework entries at this year's event.The two Sussex area women received books "How to Make An American Quilt" and "The Friday Night Knitting Club" to enjoy.Thank you and well done to all stitchers and fibre artists who participated!

July, 2009

  Kings County's 16 amazing covered bridges get some well deserved attention through the



May, 2009

  As a proud member of the Sussex Area Community Foundation, I am proud to help write this organization's new community directory. Look for the finished directory on the SACF web site this fall.


March, 2009 

The second edition of the NBSPCA Resource Directory is complete! Double the size of the 2008 original, this Canadian first is designed to put pertinent information at the fingertips of the Atlantic Canadian animal welfare community.

We are also delighted to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Needlework New Brunswick! This organization was created as an umbrella for the province's fibre artists, sharing information and news on what's happening with this increasingly popular hobby in NB and other parts of the Maritimes. It's a real pleasure to share this craft with you and here's looking forward to many more years! 

We congratulate Karen Kidd on the launch of her new book,

"Haunted Chambers: the Lives of Early Women Freemasons"

this month!  It was our pleasure to assist with the research into this little known portion of the long-standing organization.


September, 2008

   August 26 is proud to announce the creation of an easy-reference index for the popular book of Sussex history, "The Story of Sussex and Vicinity" by Grace Aiton. This 145-page account of the growth of Kings County was published in 1967 to mark Canada's Centennial. Look for the new reference index on this site's

Downloads page


under "databases" to get your own copy.

Also check out the many new downloads of tours and great resources now available through the

Celebrate Sussex


eb site! Loads of new material have been added to this project devoted to the history, culture and happenings of southern New Brunswick.


September, 2008

   Congratulations to the 2008 Forbes Scholarship winners who are embarking on their college and university careers this month! Five Sussex High School students are recipients of the generous educational funding through the Sussex Area Community Foundation annually. Have a great year!


August, 2008  

The Sussex Murals  committee introduces nearly 600 visitors to the wonders of Sussex and the Maritmes at the Canadian Dog Agililty Championships in Sussex!


July, 2008   The NBSPCA Resource Directory is into its third printing.


May 26, 2008   

The NBSPCA resource directory / Annuaire de ressource de SPCA is being distributed to all New Brunswick RCMP detachments this week. We are proud and pleased to share this Canadian first with our partners in animal welfare.


April 30, 2008

      A news article on the release of the newly completed  NBSPCA resource directory appears in the Victoria County Star, Grand Falls, NB. Vanessa Packman edited this ground breaking document.

April, 2008

    Launch of the NBSPCA animal emergency contact campaign

Summer, 2007

    Launch of the NBSPCA chapters/vet clinics database