Meadow Bank & West River

Enjoy some drone footage of the Meadow Bank and West River area shared with us by Mark MacPhail.

Mark says, “This video primarily focuses on “Happy Village” a cottage development of my late Uncle Norman MacPhail. Its occupants are mostly close relatives and remain a tightly knit group. I have been visiting the area since I was an infant and consider it my second home.”

Mark is the grandson of Victor and Ethel MacPhail of Meadow Bank Road.

Fishing Village

The Clyde River Burnside Presbyterian Women’s Morning Out group is selling one of their paintings entitled “Fishing Village” which would make a good Christmas present. The acrylic painting is a 36″ x 12″ on canvas. The price is $300 with proceeds going towards recent renovations at the church. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact Fred or Millie Kikkert at 902-675-3061.

Clyde River Baptist Church

Song Service, Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m.

The Clyde River United Baptist Church wishes to invite all who love good Christian music to another of our Gaither-style song services. The Service will be led by Rev. Garth and Liane MacKay and other singers on Sunday evening, Nov. 12th at 7:00 p.m. The Baptist Church is located at 726 Clyde River Rd. Please call Jo-Ann (902-675-4335) for more information.

Thank Offering Service, Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Lisa Lohnes

There will also be a Thank Offering Service sponsored by the Clyde River United Baptist Women’s Missionary group on Friday, Nov. 17th at 7:30 p.m. The Speaker will be Mrs. Lisa Lohnes, President of the United Baptist Women’s Missionary Union/Atlantic Baptist Women from Fredericton, N.B. Special music will be by Rev. Garth and Liane MacKay. The collection will go to the WMS Missionary work and to relief efforts for the Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund in the Caribbean. The Clyde River  United Baptist Church is located at 726 Clyde River Rd. Light refreshments will be served after the service. Please call Jo-Ann (902-675-4335) or any Church member for more information.

Subdivision Application for Clyde River Golf Course
Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
Riverview Community Centre, 718 Clyde River Rd.

Everyone is welcome to attend a public meeting to discuss an application to subdivide 5 lots from parcel #941609 and to subdivide 5 lots from parcel #228197, all for residential use. The proposed lots are located on or adjacent to the Clyde River Golf Course, which is located within the Cornwall Region Special Planning Area.

The Planning Act Subdivision and Development Regulations, Special Regulations for the Stratford Region, Charlottetown Region, Cornwall Region and Summerside Region Special Planning Areas require that an application for this purpose be presented at a public information meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend, and input is welcome. Provincial staff and the developer will be available to answer any questions. An information package is available at 31 Gordon Drive, Charlottetown. Email:  landuse@gov.pe.ca  or call: 902 620 3459

Clyde River history committee member Joanne Turner recommended to us that we view this series that she had enjoyed, Tales from the Green Valley, on YouTube. I had a chance to view it over the past week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Did you ever want to know what it would be like to live in 1620? Here’s your chance. Five history scholars agreed to live for one year on a farm in a valley near the Wales border. Did they work hard? Yes, it mentions that they burned over 4000 calories a day – equivalent to a high-performing athlete of today. Nothing, and I mean nothing, was wasted. A thatched roof takes a lot of material, patience and skill. Some of their chores would still be similar to those in the 1800s when our ancestors moved to Prince Edward Island e.g. clearing the land, churning butter and making soap. Click on the screen below to link to the YouTube series and enjoy. Please feel free to share your comments and insights below after viewing the series.

As we come to the end of another successful season, we invite community volunteers to join together for clean up time on Saturday, October 14th, 9:00 to 12:00 noon. Anyone who has participated in this event knows that working together in the park is good fun and good exercise. It is a great chance to enjoy this beautiful place with friends and neighbours.  Feel free to take along some bulbs for planting. We suggest you bring along a rake and wear work gloves. Refreshments will be served. If it is raining, the close-up will take place the following Saturday at the same time.

Pioneer Cemetery

All residents interested in the future of our local Pioneer Cemetery are invited to a meeting at the Riverview Community Centre on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 pm.  The cemetery is in need of some care and maintenance. This meeting will be an opportunity to review that work as well as discuss interest in a plan on how to support the cemetery going forward.