Welcome October

I so enjoy bringing you stories, helping you with meal plans and highlighting all we have to offer here on the South Shore. The support of these Simple Local Life sponsors over the past month, allows me to dedicate the time required to continue with this work and the blog. As we welcome October, I would encourage you to check out their pages and offerings and consider showing them your support as well!

Wile’s Lake Farm Market

Wile’s Lake Farm Market has lots of veggies, pies and fresh rolls for your Thanksgiving meal. Call ahead to order and they will be happy to put your goodies aside for you. Lots of their customers enjoy discovering new apple varieties and they will be sampling the varieties they carry this weekend, including Cortland, Ginger Gold, Gravenstein, Honey Crisp, McIntosh, Silken, Sweetango and Sunrise!

Wile’s Lake Farm Market is open until November 4th, Monday-Thursday and Saturday 8:30am-6:00pm and Friday and Saturday 8:30am-7:00pm.

Gow’s Home Hardware

Fall is a great time to renovate! Click below to their Facebook page and leave a comment there telling them what your next paint project is, and you could win two cans of Designer Series Paint! Draw date Saturday October 14th.

Gow’s Home Hardware is now open longer to serve you. Their new hours are Monday-Saturday from 7:00am-9:00pm and are also now open on Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm.

Sam’s No Frills

This week at Sam’s No Frills in Bridgewater is the “Big Thanks Sale” with guaranteed low prices on your favorite items and everything you need for Thanksgiving. Find a cheaper price somewhere? Simply show them and they will match. 🙂

Sam’s No Frills is independently owned with thousands of items to choose from including fresh produce, meat and the very popular Presidents Choice and as well as the no name line of products. No Frills is focused on great meat and produce, commitment to community and trusted low prices.

Naugler Auto

Naugler Auto offers a wide selection of general automotive service and repair. Estimates are free with no obligation. They also do Auto Recycling in which they will pick up any junk vehicles and recycle or properly dispose of every inch, saving 1000’s of tonnes of scrap from the landfill each year. Stop in and say hi to Troy or Barry and Linda!

Heidi Jirotka Photography

Heidi is a natural light photographer. Although she is experienced in a wide variety of photography, including business portraits, her heart is in “Capturing Life’s Little Miracles.” You can check more of her work and info on her website.

Afterglow Art Festival

The Afterglow Art Festival recently held its 6th annual free art at night celebration of community creativity held in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The event brings together artists of all kinds, from budding young artists to experienced professionals from across Lunenburg County and beyond to bring exposure to the talent of our rich community. Inspired by the Halifax’s Nocturne Art at Night event, Afterglow hosts unique creative exhibits and experiences for citizens in public spaces in Bridgewater, in particular highlighting its downtown core – King Street.

You can read more about this years Afterglow Art Festival here.

Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair

What a weekend it was for the 21st annual Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair! Each year the town comes to life with over 200 hand-made, life-size scarecrows. There’s the candle lit pumpkin path, the children’s entertainment, historic graveyard tours, book sales, BBQ’s, yard sales, the Quilt Jamboree and of course the largest antique show in the Maritimes!

Mark your calendar now for next years Festival and plan to spend a beautiful fall weekend in Mahone Bay. You can read more about this years festival here.

Thank you to my sponsors…my readers…and coffee. 🙂

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