Market Event: A History of Oldfield Consolidated School 1962-2017

John Grant Oldham Consolidated School historyHistorian and author John Grant will attend the 3rd Annual GLO Crafters Sale on Saturday November 3rd from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Grand Lake Oakfield Community Society, 22 Lakeside Drive, Grand Lake, Halifax County, Nova Scotia.

He will have copies of his book, A History of Oldfield Consolidated School 1962 – 2017, available for purchase.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

The publication is a 36-page booklet jam-packed with details of the schools that existed before the consolidation and the events leading up to and following the building of the new school in Enfield, Halifax County, Nova Scotia.

The back of the book contains a list of principals and vice principals who taught at the school.

In 1962 the school sections of Goffs (Guysborough Road), Oakfield, Oldham and Enfield Border were dissolved and Oldfield Consolidated School was built to serve the new school district. School consolidation is never easy. This is the story of the process and the life of the new school.


Final Christmas Market Today

Market TodayQuarter Castle Publishing will take part in the Musquodoboit Harbour Christmas Market on Sunday December 13th. Forty talented, local crafters will display their wares. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift, this is the place to find it.

There will also be local farmers and other foodsters offering tasty treats, tea, coffee, vegetables, grass-fed meat and much more.

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Musquodoboit Craft (and book) Sale

Quarter Castle Publishing is ready for the weekend and the Christmas Festival of Crafts. The event takes place Saturday December 7th (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) and Sunday December 8th (11:00 am to 4:00 pm) at the Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre, 12046  Highway 224, Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia.

Today was spent experimenting with the displays. Here’s one for Nova Scotia – Life Near Water by Diane Lynn McGyver.

NS Life Near Water candle

Here is a selection of books that will be at the show along with copies of the Quarter Castle Publishing Fall 2013 Catalogue.

Books for Sale

Shadows in the Stone by Diane Lynn McGyver ($14.99)

City of Light and Shadow by Sheila McDougall ($14.99)

Pockets of Wildflowers by Diane Lynn McGyver ($6.99)

Nova Scotia – Life Near Water by Diane Lynn McGyver ($8.99)

We also have copies of Mystery Light in Cranberry Cove by Candy McMudd and Boys Ride, Too by Sam Smith.

The craft show is one of the busiest in the province, and rumour has it this year will be its biggest one yet. So if you have the time and would love a drive to the country, drop by and say hello.

Quarter Castle Publishing has joined forces with Jayne Peters (author of Messy Jessy) and Mindy George (Alphabet Zoo and Sugar Bugs) for this wonderful event.