Friday, May 29, 2009

Parrsboro in the news

Nice article in The Citizen newspaper this week about recent tourism-related activities around about town. Click this link. If you live in town you may have noticed the first of the new Parrsboro banners on Upper Main St & Eastern Ave. I'll get a picture to post here when it stops raining for your viewing pleasure. More banners to come in a few weeks...!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

If you really love the beach....

One way I try to sort out the real beach lovers from their fair weather imposters is to see who still likes going to the beach on cloudy, rainy, stormy or snowy days.

Beaches, I contend, are largely under-appreciated by those who only visit in good weather. Check out my "dull day" pics of the Parrsboro harbour: steel-grey, still, serene.....perfect.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Clean up fun downtown on Saturday

If you're in the Parrsboro 'hood tomorrow, dust off your rakes, grab your gardening gloves and head on downtown tomorrow for Community Cleanup Day. The event starts at 10:30 at the Town Hall and includes food! (what Parrsboro event doesn't?) hotdogs, pop, T-shirts for helpers

A great chance to visit with fellow Parrsboroians of all ages and to grow even more civic pride in our pretty town. Starts 10:30.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fiddle Camp concert tonight

One of the other long-standing events in Parrsboro on the May long weekend is a Fiddle Camp at Ship's Company Theatre. This is a neat idea that they started about 5 years ago. Aspiring fiddlers and keyboard accompanists from near and far (mostly adults but some kids too) come here from Friday to Monday to take workshops from some of the region's best musicians: Gordon Stobe, Kendra MacGillvary, Kelli Trottier, Skip Holmes, Jeff Horhocks, Greg Simm and, of course, Parrsboro's own much-loved violinist, Timi Levy.

The instructors hosted a sold-out concert at The Kip last night and tonight there's a participants concert and who knows, based on these pics from last year, probably some dancing too - promises to be fun!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

People in the air this weekend

If you're in Parrsboro range this weekend there's a neat festival happening: the 15th Annual Atlantic Hang Gliding and Paragliding festival. Local paraglider and instructor, Michael Fuller, with Pegasus Paragliding brought this fun event to Parrsboro (always on the May long weekend, in case you can't make it this year).

There's a program on the Atlantic Paraglider Assoc. website or drop by the bandstand at the top of Main Street to check the notice board to see where the flyers are.

Para-gliders, hang gliders, ultralights and power paragliders. Saw some out yesterday -they looked like they were havin' fun!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The clammers are out!

yay, summer is fast approaching in Parrsboro. Not only did three more seasonal restaurants open this weekend but we spied clammers down at Two Islands beach when we were out this weekend. I'm not sure when the season officially starts? around the first of May I think.

Took these pics - I never get tired of walking on the ocean floor, do you?