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Hello:  Their are hundreds more people reading this guest book then signing it.  Please don't be shy, sign in and write us as often as you like.  Our viewers enjoy reading these messages even if they do not directly know you.  Share a bit of you with us. 

Requests on this page:
 ATKINS/ROBICHAUD Rev. Adelbert J. Prosser | Craig H. LeBlanc and Tim Adams  | COLFORD |
Waldo and Goldie RaynardYCMHS grads from the early 90's | Lloyd Manufacturing co Kemptville

 If you would like to send us a web site address that is representative 
of your area we will add it on our "Location" link.  Thank you

Planning on moving to Yarmouth, Tri-County Area? 
We will send you our clients welcome package gift coupons.

Date: 2/1/2006
Name: Holly Dugas 
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: brianholly@eastlink.ca

Comments: Love the site more people need to sign in.

Date: 2/1/2006
Name: Karen Bruynell
Location: Weymouth, MA
E-Mail: kbruynell@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi: I would like to contact a cousin I have, but lost touch with over the years. Her name was Kathy Nickerson, her parents were Avery and Erna (both deceased). I remember I have a cousin named Wayne Nickerson who is her brother. They lived on the road to the lighthouse in Yarmouth.  Kathy worked in a hair salon last we met in Yarmouth (I think in the mall where K-Mart is/was).  Anyone who might know her whereabouts, please have her contact me.  Thanks!

Date: 2/1/2006
Name: darby
Location: yarmouth
E-Mail: darby_robicheau@hotmail.com


Date: 2/1/2006
Name: Wayne Albert
Location: Alberta
E-Mail: servantshand@yahoo.ca

Comments: Hello, we moved to Alberta in September of 2004 and love it out here, but we do miss Yarmouth, the ocean, the lighthouse, the country, and, yes, even the fog and snow! We don't get much snow out here at all, and no fog that I have seen. Hi to everyone I know who may read this. 

Date: 2/2/2006
Name: Wendy
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: wendym@staff.ednet.ns.ca

Comments: very nice--I love the history of the villages.  Time to update the Port Maitland site though--the Canada Factory, to which you give so much time and attention, is long gone.  In the history section it says Robert Crosby owns the land of the old school. He has long ago passed away.  It would be nice to know exactly what field the school was on. 

You say the population increased due to the Beaver River fire of 1820.  Did you know that the only house to survive that fire recently burned down?  My aunts told me it was owned at one time by Mrs. Charlie Wyman who used to publish poems in the Vanguard.  It was on the west side of the road going to Digby and was backed by cranberry bogs which we very productive about 50 years ago.  The house, just before it burned, was unpainted with blue shutters, and was built into the side of a bank or hill.  It was sad to see it go.
Mrs. Wyman used to call the house across the street "the house of broken dreams" because it had been owned by her son whose marriage wound up in divorce.


Date: 2/2/2006
Name: Aloe Vera 
Location: vienna
E-Mail: lr-aloevera@chello.at
Comments: Very nice site -top information. 
best regards.

Date: 2/3/2006
Name: Gerry Kuffner
Location: Pitt Meadows BC
E-Mail: gerrykuff@shaw.ca

Comments: looking for an old friend 
his name is chris perry.  he once was mayor or at least was on city council.  owned a print shop in town and advertising office etc.  i think he lived up toward hebron area as i see on a map.  his wifes name is frieda.
If anyone can, I would appreciate any help.

Date: 2/3/2006
Name: Barb
Location: Massachusetts
E-Mail: BarbMA@aol.com

Comments: Fell in love with your area about 20 years ago.  Finally buying land for a home there.

Date: 2/3/2006
Name: xponse
Location: Kolkata
E-Mail: arun@xponse.com
Comments: I have 6 years experience on web designing and web promotion and SEO.

1) I Worked on a project as SEO on a new site www.bedandbreakfastsofamerica.com having #1 SERP for key-phrase "bed breakfasts america" and #1 SERP for key-phrase "bed brekfasts directory" in msn.com.  After wait of 60 days approx. finally www.bedandbreakfastsofamerica.com get PR4. 

2)  a) my company website http://www.xponsewebs.com was #70 SERP in google.com for key-phrase "custom website design" on Oct' 05. I did  SEO job on same key-phrase and within 30 days of period http://www.xponsewebs.com has #09 SERP.
    b) my company website http://www.xponsewebs.com was not in top 100 SERP in google.com for key-phrase "custom web site design" on Oct'  05. I did SEO job on same key-phrase and within 30 days of period http://www.xponsewebs.com has #10 SERP.

3) Curently I am working on New SEO Project http://www.comsystems.com, waiting for result... And http://www.20six.co.uk/bed-breakfasts/

Date: 2/3/2006
Name: Bob Brown
Location: Merrimack NH - Surettes Island
E-Mail: bbrowninmk@aol.com

Comments: Been all over the world.....Novi is still preferred big time....particularly Surette's Island!

Date: 2/3/2006
Name: Keith J. Duffield (Jeff)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
E-Mail: keith.j.duffield@servicecanada.gc.ca

Comments: Revised from Dec 2005.  If anyone is related to my Yarmouth side of the family (ATKINS/ROBICHAUD), I would love to hear from you. 

The ATKINS relationship is through my late mother; Mary Madeline JAMES, daughter of Thomas Henry JAMES (b.1896 in Liverpool) and (A)Mary Lillian ATKINS (b.1905/6 in the Yarmouth), her mother's name was Mary E. "Doan" ROBICHAUD (b.1862/6 in the Yarmouth) and her father's name was Malford ATKINS (b.1860/2 in the Yarmouth).

My grandmother (A) had a brother named Henry and one of her sisters married into the SAUNIER? family.  Her son Herbert married into the MUISE family.  She was a Roman Catholic of French or Acadian origin.  Does anyone remember this family?

Date: 2/4/2006
Name: dora
Location: kemptville
E-Mail: johnmuise@ns.sympatico.ca


Date: 2/4/2006
Name: doreen muise
Location: kemptville
E-Mail: johnmuise@ns.sympatico.ca


Date: 2/4/2006
Name: juanita
Location: miramichi nb
E-Mail: rjgraham@nbnet.nb.ca

Comments: was feeling abit homesick.this site is like a quick trip home. thank you

Date: 2/6/2006
Name: Laurent d'Entremont
Location: Lower West Pubnico
E-Mail: laudent@hotmail.com

Comments: Hello:
Just wanted to say that I enjoyed your web site...I was hoping to find a picture of the 1948, fully restored, Dodge Woody wagon....I once wrote the story of this wagon in the Vanguard and also in some car books...Do you have a picture, I could not find one? If you want my story ARDNAMURCHAN WOODY I can email it to you....
Webmaster Comment:  Have requested write-up and will place it at http://www.yarmouth.org/villages/argyle/history/ardnam-1.htm
If anyone has a picture of the woody it would go good with write-up. Thanks

Date: 2/6/2006
Name: Slyvesta
Location: Los Angeles, CA
E-Mail: mehimen@hailmail.com

Comments: Awsome site! Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

Date: 2/7/2006
Name: pmuise(paige)
Location: yarmouth
E-Mail: paigemuise@hotmail.com

Comments: hi i go to south centennial love this school im in grade 6 at south centennial

Date: 2/7/2006
Name: Linda
Location: Bellevue,NE
E-Mail: lindaandbobr@cox.net

Comments: We will be coming to your island the end of May. You are the middle of a 3 week trip and we are looking forward to seeing Nova Scotia. What is the weather like the end of May. Thanks Linda Rausch

  Usually it is good but the weather is kind of weard this year.

Date: 2/8/2006
Name: Acadian Gal

Comments: Hello Everyone !
   I've been visiting this site for over 2 years now and I enjoy it tremendously. I'm an acadian from this area and go to Yarmouth on a weekly basis. If I were to move, it's where I'd go. I was born there,as was my little girl (can be seen at http://www.babydan.piczo.com/ if so inclined) and would recommend this friendly town to anyone wishing to visit or relocate to.  It's a charming town with great restaurants, shopping and entertainment. I simply love this town !!! 

Date: 2/8/2006
Name: Richard B. Shive
Location: Bound Brook, NJ
E-Mail: rshive@verizon.net

Comments: I rember quite well the wonderful time my mother, father,  brother and I had during the summers of 1950 and 1951 when we stayed a Birchdale. I especially remember a two day canoe trip with my brother Roy and guide Lawrence Mood. We stayed overnight at Lawrence's camp. My wife and I hope to visit the area this coming summer.

Date: 2/9/2006
Name: walter
Location: mullett
E-Mail: waltermullett@hotmail.com

Comments: what an awsome site to give people the in depth information about an awsome place. going to the town of yarmouth only proves one thing. you will not be disapointed.

Date: 2/9/2006
Name: Lynn Hemeon
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: imissyarmouth@gmail.com

Comments: I have a new web site with lots of pictures in and around Yarmouth. I hope you enjoy your virtual trip .
http://yarmouth-novascotia.blogspot.com/   (Linked  below)

Date: 2/9/2006
Name: Julia 
Location: Yarmouth N.S
E-Mail: none

Comments: really great site it is very cool. it heled me out a lot! cool pics to.

Date: 2/9/2006
Name: David Amirault
Location: Whitehorse
E-Mail: maad@klondiker.com

Comments: The memories. Ca me donne la faim pour de la rapure.

Date: 2/10/2006
Name: Bill Prosser
Location: McLean, VA 22101
E-Mail: prosserwm@aol.com

Comments: I am looking for genealogical information on the ancestors of Rev. Adelbert J. Prosser, my grandfather, who was born in Kemptville in 1875. His grandfather was William Prosser. His father was James Prosser.

Date: 2/13/2006
Name: Ken Bonin
Location: Ottawa
E-Mail: kimnken@rogers.com

Comments: I was browsing on the internet and come upon your website. I looked at all of your pictures and it was nice to go back home. Thank you. 

Date: 2/14/2006
Name: Joanne frost
Location: Bridgetown
E-Mail: joanne.acker@ns.sympatico.ca


Date: 2/14/2006
Name: Doris (Crosby) Mercer 
Location: Osgoode  Ontario
E-Mail: dickanddmercer@hotmail.com

Comments: Osgoode is a village, which is also part of the"new" Ottawa.  Four months of the summer we spend at our summer home in Carleton, Yarmuth Co NS!  Perhaps I'll see you at the Austrian!!!

Date: 2/15/2006
Name: Lizzy
Location: USA
E-Mail: Lizzy@gmail.com

Comments: Hello there! Just want to say that I find your site enough interesting for me. Usefull information and all is good arranged. Thank you for your work. I will visit your site more ofter from now and I bookmarked it.

Date: 2/15/2006
Name: JULI
Location: USA
E-Mail: julie_ed00@yahoo.com

Excellent site really,have a look at this one too this site is good on insurance reviews

Date: 2/16/2006
Name: Jim Colford
Location: Chezzetcook, NS
E-Mail: jimcolford@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Do you know of a Ethel Mary or Ellen Louise COLFORD from chezzetcook who married ? DeViller from the Yarmouth area in the early 1900s. Iam doing a COLFORD genealogy and looking for help?

Date: 2/18/2006
Name: Wally
Location: BC.
E-Mail: patsywatsy@shaw.ca

Comments: Have agreat day  say hello to the gange

Date: 2/19/2006
Name: Randy Doucet
Location: Thorold, Ont.
E-Mail: mepmanran66@yahoo.ca

Comments: I was born in Yarmouth, and my parents still live there , i'm coming to visit for 2 weeks in Aug. Could you please send me some coupons thank you very much.
Webmaster Comment;  Sorry but the coupons are for people that are setting up residence in the area.

Date: 2/19/2006
Name: Gregory S. Nickerson
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
E-Mail: gregorynickerson@gmail.com

Comments: I grew up in Yarmouth, and miss it and it's people a great deal. I plan to possibly come for a visit sometime in the next couple years. I am trying to locate my father, Gregory L. LeBlanc, who used to work in the post office and lived in Sandford for many years. Also, am trying to locate my half brothers Craig H. LeBlanc and Tim Adams. Please email me if you have any comments or suggestions. 

Date: 2/20/2006
Name: Dan Leblanc
Location: Brandon, MB
E-Mail: dleblanc00@hotmail.com

Comments: Born and raised in Yarmouth.  Had to move away after university to find work.  Too bad the economy wasn't stronger in the Yarmouth area to attract more business.  I'd love to move back home. Any other YCMHS grads from the early 90's, drop me a line.  See ya.

Date: 2/20/2006
Name: faye lewis raynard
Location: middleton, massachusetts
E-Mail: editor@villagereporter.com

Comments: Hi folks: Thanks for putting together a great site. Brings back a lot of memories of growing up and strolling the beach for hours on end. Water generally too cold to get into, but when the fog held back you could pick up a good tan on those  sands. Lobsters were good cooked over an open fire with a bunch of teenagers gathered there on late nights too. Appreciate the memories.  Would enjoy hearing from some of those who remember me or my dad Waldo and mom Goldie at the corner store when they owned it. 
-Faye Lewis Raynard

Date: 2/21/2006
Name: Gary Porter
Location: Yellowknife NWT
E-Mail: porter@internorth.com

Comments: Being from Rockville and now living so far away I look forward to reading these comments. I miss Yarmouth and find comford in viewing this site. Keep up the great work.

From: RollingT21@aol.com
Subject: Hello from Tennessee, in USA

My name is Fred Hutchinson, and I am trying to locate Lloyd Manufacturing co.
I have an old engine that was manufactured in Kemptville by that company, but I am not having much success finding it, so if you can help me I would really appreciate it.The company may very well not be in business any more, or has merged with another company. I would appreciate any help you can give me  Thank you in advance
 Fred Hutchinson 

Date: 2/22/2006
Name: Anne BT
E-Mail: serenity@nhvt.net

Comments: Ah--March will soon be with us--and spring will follow.  That means I get to head 'home'.  I miss everyone!  You are right--we should think of this as an electronic newspaper or 'family' newsletter and post often.  I enjoy checking to see who has signed in, updates on local news and bits of history people pass on.  When I head up Chebogue Road and look across the harbour to the lighthouse I am always sure I have seen the most place on earth.  My home gives me the gift of knowing how lucky I am. It is always nice to read who is coming to Yarmouth to visit for the first time, or return again having left a piece of their heart there.  The magic in the air calls us back again and again! 

Nice to hear from you again... Anne's pictures of Yarmouth


Date: 2/22/2006
Name: john clarke
Location: bloomfield,nl
E-Mail: john_clarke76@hotmail.com

Comments: cool!!   but very scary

Date: 2/22/2006
Name: Muriel Saunders
Location: Boston
E-Mail: MESaunders@partners.org

Comments: I've been reading about yarmouth.  I just wish there was more a promotion on the blacks that made a differance there in the community in greenville.  I know Jannette Johnson has been a blessing to all there is Greenville and I know you must feel the lost because we here in Boston miss her so much.  I hope you will oneday acknowledge a site for her.
There are many blacks from nova scotia here.  Matter of fact, many that ancestors or relatives to them  involved or awared to the black culture.  I will give you some names. Jannette Johnson, Ms. Jenkins, Pastor Best, The brown family.
Link to Greenville Page.
Webmaster Comment:  Thank you for your letter.  Above is a picture of Reverend P.A. Best who was a good man and a good friend. I agree with you but I am only one person doing this web site with stacks of material I have not yet had a chane to put on the net.  If you or anyone else would like to add information to the Greenville section ( or any other section) please email me the information and any pictures and I will quickly get them up on that site. Email: webmaster@yarmouth.org  please put Greevville in the subject line.

Date: 2/22/2006
Name: Howard Cooper/George Sweeney
Location: Shrveport LA
E-Mail: howard.cooper@barksdale.af.mil

Comments: I am the son of Hilda Sweeney and am planning on visiting Yarmoutn in June 2006.  Enjoy looking at the pictures as it reminds me of myfamily in Yarmouth. 

Date: 2/22/2006
Name: Perry Porter
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta

Comments: Really enjoy your information pages on Yarmouth and area. We hope to come and visit the area in 2007.

Date: 2/22/2006
Name: Helen (LeBlanc) Boudreau
Location: Petit de Grat
E-Mail: helenb@rushcomm.ca

Comments: Hi GJ:

Great job! I grew up in D'Escousse.  I am Joe and Olive LeBlanc's daughter. I guess I am one of the lucky ones, I was able to stay on the Island. Hope all is well. I am also researching our family trees, so if the person who is researching his/her Bourque/Burke line sees this, here is my e-mail address. Helen


Date: 2/23/2006
Name: Dennis ( Denny) Hurlburt
Location: Richmond,  BC
E-Mail: dennishurlburt@hotmail.com

Comments: Enjoy all the Yarmouth sites very much and the comments from the guest book. Have lived in BC since 1991 and usually go home to Yar.every year.I was raised in Kemptville, went to Carleton and Yar. High schools.After getting married, lived in Deerfield and Gardners Mill. Great sites, keep up the good work

Date: 2/23/2006
Name: grayden porter
E-Mail: graydenray@msn.com

Comments: hello

Date: 2/24/2006
Name: John andPeggy Kelbley
Location: Nashport OH USA
E-Mail: pegy@ee.net

Comments: Visiting in July 2006. Thank you. 

Date: 2/24/2006
Name: Blane Chaplin
Location: Stuart, Florida
E-Mail: Blane_chaplin@fpl.com

Comments: I was interested in purchasing ocean view property in Port Maitland and wanted to know more about your beautiful town

Date: 2/24/2006
Name: Sandy
Location: Christie
E-Mail: achristi@bellsouth.net

Comments: It may be the last time, who knows, but I most definately will be heading home for a couple of weeks. Late Sept or early Oct seems to be the best time I can come up with. I feel so good after each of my trips home I believe it adds at least a couple of years to my life. I'v got to be more faithful about making my yearly trips. I am so looking forward to seeing and visting with as many of you as I can. Please pass it on to anyone you think might be interested. I will be back in touch with everybody as I get closer to finalizing my travel plans. Really excited abouth this trip. I love and miss all of you fine people. See you in the Fall.
Sandy Christie

Webmaster comment: Thanks for your letter and all the Letters(link)  over the years You signed the very first back in 1994-95 and now 11 years later in book # 101.  It is a pleasure to hear from you.  Hope you enjoy your trip in the fall and many more.  G.J.LeBlanc

Date: 2/25/2006
Name: Valerie Belliveau
Location: Lower East Pubnico


Date: 2/26/2006
Name: Nancy Post
Location: Massachusetts, USA
E-Mail: nancygram1@verizon.net

Comments: We are planning to visit for a weekend in June. We don't want to bring the car just for one day but may want to venture further than walking distance. I was wondering if Yarmouth offers any taxi service. Could you please let me know at your earliest convenience? This will be our first time in Nova Scotia so all this is very new to me. Thank you for your time. Nancy Post

Webmaster Comment. It should be no problem to get a taxi when you need  one.  Their is also a car rental service.
Budget Rent A Car of Yarmouth Automobile Rental Agency Bill Sisco Box 537, Yarmouth, N.S. 1-800-268-8900
Their are several others listed here: http://www.acadianfarm.com/travel.html the cost to take a car across on the ferry is listed here. http://www.catferry.com/fares/  Enjoy your visit. :-)

Date: 2/27/2006
Name: Gerald Surette
Location: Mt. Laurel NJ 
E-Mail: GSure1221@AOL.Com

Comments: I have heard of Surette's Island as part of an original land grant from an English King to the Surette forebears who were from France but somehow ended up in England and received this land grant in the New World. 

Webmaster Comment:  I am working on the history of Surrett's Island.  Some of the information can be found at Here
Not sure if your story is technically correct, maybe someone can enlighten us.

Date: 2/27/2006
Name: Vaughn Mullen
Location: liverpool nova scotia
E-Mail: info@outdoorns.com

Comments: Hi,

I thank you for the opportunity to view some recent photos of Arcadia. I haven't been to the village for years and noticed quite a few changes. My brother (Peter) and I grew up in Arcadia in the fifties. Peter attended school in the village and high school at Yarmouth Regional High School before leaving for Acadia University in Wolfville. My parents and I moved from the village in 1962.
I have alot of fond memories of Arcadia - swimming in the river under the watchful eye of my mom, playing 'cowboys and indians' in the 'school woods' with Ronnie Doane, Dell Paton, Curtis Purdy and others, visiting summer quests at the old Bluebird cabins, buying penny candy from Gordon Trefrey's store on the corner and picking blueberries on the hill behind 'Gerry Lyon's place'. Oh..how time, does fly!
My mother, Agnes Mullen taught school at Arcadia Consolidated (Grade Nine) when it first opened and was vice principal for a short period under old 'bug eyes'. I can remember the day the school opened quite clearly - it was a big deal in the village and mom and dad, Al Paton and many others had worked hard in its creation. My dad, Carl Mullen, owned an automobile dealership in Yarmouth for years selling of all things - Studebaker
cars and trucks.

Anyway..back to work.
Kind Regards, Vaughn Mullen Liverpool,  Nova Scotia

Date: 2/28/2006
Name: Laura (Burns) Chiodo
Location: U.S.A.
E-Mail: LC01776@aol.com

Comments: My grandmother Annie Laurie Marshall was from this area and her mother Susan Burns was from here.  The family originally came from Edinburough, Scotland. Descendant of Robert Burns the great Poet. I believe he was the granddad of Susan Burns.  Could you direct me to additional info re my family?

Date: 2/28/2006
Name: Laura (Burns) Chiodo
Location: u.s.a.
E-Mail: LC01776@aol.com

Comments: My grandmother Annie Laurie Marshall was born in Tusket around 1880's.  Her Mother was Susan Burns, granddaughter of the Poet Robert Burns.  I would appreciate the address of the Town clerk of Tusket to find their birth dates and marriage dates of both ladies.  Annie Laurie married N.Sanford MacQuarrie in the early 1900's.  Thank you, LC

Webmaster Comment The people to contact can be found at this site ARGYLE TOWNSHIP COURT HOUSE & ARCHIVES

Reply: Good MorningWebmaster LeBlanc,

I want to thank you so very much for the quick response to my questions and for the web sites.  Have a great day.  It's quite sunny here in Massachusetts today.  We are expecting snow tomorrow.  Next summer I fully intend to travel up to your area and visit the town of Tusket.  It's such a pleasure to find information about our ancesters.  My Mother's aunt Bertha MacQuarrie (I forgot her married name) lived in Digby NS.  She was my Granddad's sister.  He had seven sisters. He was the only boy and if one of the girls did something wrong, he got the spanking!  Needless to say the girls behaved themselves quite well.  My Mom told me that.    Regards,  Laura B.C.



Date: 10/17/2005 
Name: Lynn Hemeon
Location: Yarmouth 
E-Mail: lhemeon@gmail.com 

Comments: I took these pictures of Yarmouth so others can see the character, beauty and charm that we have to offer. There are many former Yarmouthians who miss home so I hope these bring back memories. 

Webmaster Comment:  Thanks again for the pictures Lynn.   This sites contains lots of interesting and beautiful pictures of the Yarmouth area.  Well worth your viewing time. 
Lynn Hemeon Comments: If there is anyone who wishes a picture of your street or old residence , please email me. I may have it or will get it for you. Only pictures of Yarmouth as I have very few outside of town, but you never know.
This is only for those who have moved away and miss good old Yarmouth and it's FREE.
E-Mail: imissyarmouth@gmail.com
Obscure Places By Tim Gregory:   "Checkout our Navigation Maps for beaches, golf courses, lighthouses, museums, and unique places, to see places  you can travel to in Southwestern Nova Scotia."

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