HANTSPORT CLAIMS BLOSSOM FESTIVAL HONORS (June 9/00)

(Who originated the Apple Blossom Festival? It wasn’t Kentville, Hantsport resident Ray Riley said when he telephoned recently in response to a May 19 column headed Kentville: Home of the Blossom Festival. The same column brought an e-mail response from Kentville historian, Louis Comeau, with some Blossom Festival history.) Hantsport, not Kentville, should be recognized […]

BLOSSOM FOUNDER – WAS IT BURNS, PALMETER OR BAKER? (May 21/19)

Few people today recall that Burns, Palmeter, and Baker are names that once were synonymous with the Apple Blossom Festival. At one time or another, Frank J. Burns, Bob Palmeter and Clifford Baker have been credited with pioneering the festival; all three Kentville men were prominent as organizers during its formative years and all contributed […]

HANTS AND KINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL WRITERS (February 20/18)

(Third in a series saluting local historical writers past and present) James Doyle Davison (1910-2003) will undoubtedly be best remembered as the editor of the definitive Wolfville history, Mud Creek. He was a prolific historical writer, however, co-authoring and editing three Baptist church histories (Springhill, Margaree and Berwick) writing a trio of books on the […]