Shutterfly has been marketing me heavily this fall and winter all of a sudden with all kinds of great offers. When they offered photo books with Unlimited Free Extra Pages, it was time to get off my ass, or actually to sit my ass down in front of my computer, and edit and select photos and then stuff them into a 2021 Annual Nova Scotia, Abbecombec Photo book.Continue reading “My Latest Photo Book”
First Visit Post COVID
I finally was able to cross the border this past fall and came up for the month of September.
A lot has happened up there in the meantime. Over 50 lots have changed hands. Prices have soared. New owners have started building, others have clear cut lots, much to my horror and in violation of the restrictive covenants, and left the muddy mess to rot and erode.
I fear for the future of our little quiet community. I expect it won’t be much longer until it becomes part of suburban sprawl. I thought we’d have a decade or more before it overcame us…but a worldwide pandemic was not envisioned, nor its impact on population movement and growth.
Counting my blessings
Nevertheless, here are some photos of the peace and beauty we still live amongst.
Parcel of Our Common Lands is Now Private Commercial Property
Well, it’s official, even though a violation of our contracts and thus the law. Ralph Bayers now owns both the Green Building and the Brown Building. Both are taxed at commercial use rate.Continue reading “Parcel of Our Common Lands is Now Private Commercial Property”
But sales and resales have exploded. Close to 50 lots have changed hands and maybe a dozen more are pending sales.
This means lots of new owners and potentially lots of new homes being built.
The introverts among us may not be too happy about the masses flooding in, and although I am one of those types, I remain optimistic that the new owners will be more actively engaged in preserving and protecting the qualities of our special place while working together to improve and enhance existing infrastructure and amenities.Continue reading “Abbecombec Explodes!”
UPDATE ON GREEN BUILDING! It’s been subdivided!
A new lot has been created from our common lands.
On September 27, I discovered on Viewpoint.com that a lot containing the green building was subdivided from the common lands and now has its own PID. Upon further research, I found that this lot is still owned by HarbourEdge.Continue reading “UPDATE ON GREEN BUILDING! It’s been subdivided!”
Send a Message
email sent to owners on the mailing list March 29, 2020
Send an email to HarbourEdge with just a click.Continue reading “Send a Message”
A Simple Request
In order to make it as easy as possible for lot owners at Abbecombec to indicate their opposition to any potential abrogation by HarbourEdge of our license agreement regarding the common lands, such as subdividing and selling a portion to anyone, I’ve posted a form below for you to fill in and submit.
The most urgent and current important issue is the potential subdivision and sale of the portion containing the green building. This simply cannot be allowed.Continue reading “A Simple Request”
Action & Action Now!
Note: If you are already familiar with the issue and want to show your support quickly, there is now a more direct way to indicate your opposition to the subdivision and sale of a piece of the common land here: A Simple Request
An urgent message to all Abbecombec Lot Owners
Emailed March 17, 2020
My fellow Abbecombec lot owners, it is with deep concern and urgency that I reach out to all of you today.
It was announced some time ago, via the Facebook Group, that HarbourEdge is considering subdividing off a portion of our common lands, specifically a parcel containing the green building, aka the Rec building (the building is specifically mentioned in our License Agreement as part of the common lands.) They allegedly plan on conveying ownership to Mr. Ralph Bayers, together with the nearby parcel which contains the brown building. (HarbourEdge owns this lot, PID 40580094, separately. It is not common land.)Continue reading “Action & Action Now!”
Hurricane Dorian ‘Clean-up’
By November 25, 2019 I’d heard that all of the damaged vehicles and vessels in the Green Building had been removed and the debris inside had been ‘cleaned up.’
I asked my winter resident to snap a few pictures so I could see how it was ‘cleaned up.’Continue reading “Hurricane Dorian ‘Clean-up’”
Hurricane Dorian Aftermath
As mentioned elsewhere Hurricane Dorian made a direct hit on the Halifax Regional Municipality. I sat it out in my house on top of Astaak Point. We lost power and it remained off for 5 days. Which was not a fun time.Continue reading “Hurricane Dorian Aftermath”