Geopark gets official UNESCO designation

Good morning everyone,

I am reaching out to you with the official announcement of the UNESCO designation for the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. As of 7 a.m. EDT today, the announcement is official and you can hear it on CBC radio throughout the day, CBC Halifax TV News tonight, CBC The National this evening and many other media and tourism sources as well as social media. I have attached the official press releases for you and ask you to help us celebrate.

Get out to one of our geosites today and do a Happy Dance! Send me your pictures and a story about where you are or post on Facebook. You can follow us on FB or Twitter @fundygeopark. Please help us share the news.

Have a great day!!

Beth Peterkin

Manager

Cliffs of Fundy Geosite


Some Exciting News for Maritime Art List’s Tomas Guinan

With so many of us confined to our homes during COVID-19 playing video games has helped occupy the time. Tomas Guinan is a local Indie Game Developer, in Bible Hill, NS. He runs a one-man studio and has been programming games for the NES since 2017. Guinan has been a Nintendo fan his whole life, but never imagined he would one day actually create a game for Nintendo. His first game for the Nintendo Switch is being released this Thursday, May 7.

In late 2018, he was contracted by two American companies, Limited Run Games and Interabang Entertainment, to develop a game based on the Jay and Silent Bob movie franchise. Jay and Silent Bob are two of Hollywood filmmaker/actor Kevin Smith’s most iconic characters and now they’re set to make their video game debut in Mall Brawl. For Guinan to be asked to develop such a game was a huge undertaking and for it to be his first Nintendo release makes it even more exciting. Guinan spent over a year developing the game, coding the whole thing by himself from scratch to run on NES hardware, then porting it to modern systems. “Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl” is being released this Thursday, May 7, on digital download for Nintendo Switch.

Here are a few articles previewing the game:

https://www.cbr.com/nintendo-switch-jay-silent-bob-scroller/

https://hardcoregamer.com/2020/04/29/jay-and-silent-bob-mall-brawl-set-for-release-on-may-7/377087/

https://movieweb.com/jay-silent-bob-video-game-nintendo-switch/

To contact Tomas Guinan: https://www.spoonybard.ca/contact

FREE download e-book program offered by NS/Halifax Libraries

https://atlanticbookstoday.ca/readatlantic/

Everyone needs a good read these day, from something light and entertaining, to informative about the situation we are in or something to get one through the days ahead. We are one of five Atlantic publishers chosen to provide readers with FREE e-book downloads of our latest titles. In conjunction with the NS provincial and Halifax Public library systems. All one needs is a library card ( one can register online) to obtain a Free ebook to read … the program lasts for almost six weeks that began on April 16. New World’s latest title just completed as the pandemic began is a fascinating story by Ian Cameron, MD, entitled Quarantine,What is Old is New, which will be the third book in the series from April 30 – May 6. It is a story of the stark reality of epidemics/pandemics during the great period of immigration to Canada via the Port of Halifax, and what people here did to protect citizens for almost 100 years; it concludes with 2 Postscripts: one on a recent archaeological survey in photos of the island quarantine station and two: an update on worst 10 pandemics since 165 AD, as well as information on coronaviruses and the be early stages of the COVID–19 outbreak up to March 12 when WHO declared it an official pandemic. Included in the series are 3 novels and great non-fiction title Silver Linings about growth and resilience during adversity and stress – surely something to read after the history/stark reality of Quarantine.

Thank you

Stay safe/be well

Francis

Francis Mitchell

Managing Editor

New World Publishing (Canada)

 


“Murder at the Dart” Crow and Raven artwork by Lee Cripps feat. Ceramics by Susan Paczek at The Dart Gallery

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Please join us on Thursday, July 14th, 7PM at The Dart Gallery to open a show of my latest work at The Dart Gallery, Murder at the Dart!

The Exhibit will feature an ecclectic body of two and three dimensional works by myself with ceramics featured by Artist Susan Paczek. This recent work of mine explores figures through Crow and Raven subject matter – body language and expression, as well as myth, legends politics and the compulsion that grows from superstition.

I’ve always been intrigued by Crows. Memories of my Mother (my Great-
Grandmother, who raised me from infancy) speaking of them  a great deal throughout my childhood in relation to myth, superstitions and storytelling. She was an incredibly superstitious and intuitive woman, and handed down the intrigue of ‘magic’ to me from an early age.

Crows and Ravens are magical. Their jet black colour, the rustle of their wings on a silent morning, their mystery. My belief is that they exist on the edge of our reality, skirting dimensions unknown to our lowly perceptions. The crow’s wings are singed black from dipping them in the ether of the
afterlife. They are the messengers.

MURDER AT THE DART
The Dart Gallery
127 Portland Street Dartmouth, NS
Opening Reception July 14, 7-9PM, ALL WELCOME!
Exhibit dates July 14 – 28, 2016

Thank you,
Lee
Lee Cripps
Fine Arts Program Director
The Craig Gallery Coordinator
Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre
(902)461-4698
www.alderneylanding.com
www.facebook.com/TheCraigGallery/

Office Hours MondayFriday 9am – 3pm.

“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.” Haile Selassie