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The Booker School welcomed the public to their new location at 1341 Belcher St. at an open house on April 8.
Among the interested parents and residents of the village was Cynthia Ogilvie and her husband Dave, minister of the Baptist Church, which hosted the school until it was able to move into their new home over March Break.
The Kindergarten to Grade 7 IB school, which follows an inquiry model, encourages its students to take their learning into the community. And that’s just what Grade 5 student Alden Mulherin did during a recent study of government. The rate of traffic on Belcher Street, where he also lives and walks his dogs, was “a great concern to me, especially now that it has two schools on it,” so he wrote letters to municipal Coun. Emma van Rooyen and the Lions Club.
His concern, said Lions Club member Ernie Hovell, just “added fuel to the fire” about the issue of speeding in the village and was a factor in the decision to choose the installation of radar speed signs on Belcher Street and Highway 358 above the entrance to Port’s Landing as their 45th Charter Anniversary project.
“The Booker School looks forward to becoming involved in the community and having our students be engaged citizens,” said teacher Christie Dyer.
The Port Williams Hospital Auxiliary has invited Trinda Ernst, Barrister at Waterbury Newton to join them for an information session regarding wills, medical directives, powers of attorney, etc. on April 14 at 2 p.m at the Baptist Church. All are welcome!
The Light Within, a retreat for women, will be held at the Community Centre on April 18 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The cost is $40 (includes food). To register, contact Betty Curry at 902-542-3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org