A stay in the hospital can sometimes be an unpleasant experience. But when a group of characters can bring a smile to your face, it doesn’t seem so bad after all. Timothy Applin, who was on the medicine ward on Saturday, was greeted by Sparkey the Firedog, Santa Claus and the alien from Melmak, Alf. The trio also brought smiles to children on the pediatrics ward and residents of the Interfaith Home for senior citizens, before becoming welcome additions to the annual Santa Claus parade.
Protecting your own territory was one of the features of a contest between the Mary Brown’s Braves and the Savage Cove Coasters at the St. Anthony Olympia on Friday night. The Braves’ Todd Taylor (left) and the Coasters’ Baxter House jaunted with their sticks near the Mary Brown’s goal. The Braves scored a 10-7 decision over the Coasters.
Fire Chief Joe Patey was recently honored by the St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Department for his 20 years of service with the fire brigade. Checking the gold helmet he received for size were Derek Durdle (left) of the provincial association of fire chiefs and firefighters and Mayor Raymond Squires (right).
A player with Bursey Collegiate prepares to spike the ball over the net, while members of Gill Memorial prepare to block it at the net in action from the championship match at the boys’ provincial AA volleyball championships, held at Canon Richards High in Flowers Cove on the weekend.