Saturday, September 25, 2010

Recipe book from Moncton's former Cy's Seafood Restaurant

Those of you who either grew up in Moncton or visited Moncton often surely remember the old Cy's Seafood Restaurant which existed on the site of the current Château Moncton.

I thought I would share with you the scans of an old recipe book that my mother has. They are all tried and true! Not a big fan of splitting a live lobster in half, but let's overlook that recipe (broiled lobster), shall we?

Recipes include:

- Lobster newburg
- Stuffed oysters
- Baked stuffed shrimp
- Spaghetti carbonara
- Meat sauce
- Broiled lobster
- Barbecue spareribs
- Manicotti
- Chicken cacciatore and noodles
- Seafood casserole
- Spaghetti alle vangale
- Lasagne
- Shrimp newburg
- Oyster fiorentina
- Minestrone soup
- Pear parfait

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Three months to go 'til Ho! Ho! Ho!

Only 90 more sleeps until Santa arrives!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Moncton High to remain closed on Monday, September 27

Due to maintenance issues, Moncton High School will remain closed on Monday, September 27. It will reopen on Tuesday, September 28.

RIP Eddie Fisher (1928-2010)

Singer and entertainer Eddie Fisher has died at the age of 82. He died yesterday at home in Berkeley, California, due to complications from hip surgery.

Fisher was embroiled in what was probably the biggest celebrity scandal of the 1950s when he dumped his then-wife Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor. (Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame is the daughter of Fisher and Reynolds.)

And check out Eddie Fisher with Florence Henderson -- Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch and currently on Dancing With the Stars:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Road to Avonlea star Jackie Burroughs dead at 71

Road to Avonlea star Jackie Burroughs, who played the stern family matriarch Hetty King, has died of stomach cancer at the age of 71.

Here's a look behind the scenes of Road to Avonlea. If you only knew her from the show, she is practically unrecognizable in her green sweatshirt.

Welcome fall 2010!

If you're reading this, summer has bid us adieu and fall is officially here! Fall arrived at 12:09 a.m. (Atlantic) on September 23 / 11:09 p.m. (Eastern) on September 22.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Major $12-million medical and professional services complex to be constructed on Mapleton Road in Moncton

From left to right: Dr. Ali Husain, Dr. Brent Howley, Dr. Michel Martin, Dr. Nach Daniel

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September 22, 2010
For immediate release

Major $12-million medical and professional services complex to be constructed on Mapleton Road

MONCTON, N.B. – Developers behind a major new 45,000-square-foot $12-million medical and professional services complex at 585 Mapleton Road announced today that construction will begin immediately. The building will be ready for occupancy by June 2011.

The complex, branded “585” after its civic address, is a partnership between four local physicians, orthodontist Dr. Michel Martin, oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Nach Daniel, and plastic surgeons Dr. Ali Husain and Dr. Brent Howley. All four physicians will be major tenants in the building, accounting for approximately half the building space.

“The new 585 complex will allow all of us to expand with the most modern dental, medical and surgical equipment and operating rooms available today,” Dr. Martin said. “The current facilities we have are too small. Our new complex makes good sense from both a patient care and business point of view. All of the partners’ practices and patients will benefit from this new facility.”

Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc is pleased with this new investment in the city. “I am so pleased to see this major private investment in our city. This is a strong show of confidence in Moncton’s growing and thriving economy,” Mr. LeBlanc said. “The new 585 complex will be a major asset to the city’s tax base and architecture. The services provided by tenants will also lead to an improved quality of life for our citizens, making us more attractive to investors and new residents.”

Space in the 585 complex is filling up fast. Negotiations are underway with other potential tenants, such as dentists, physiotherapists and laser eye surgeons. “As the most modern medical and professional services complex in Moncton, the 585 complex is an excellent choice for any related providers,” Dr. Martin says. “We all look forward to serving our patients even better.”

A native of Edmundston, Dr. Michel Martin is a certified orthodontist who earned degrees from the Université de Moncton, Université de Montréal and McGill University. Dr. Martin moved to Moncton in 2007 and currently maintains a full-time practice limited to orthodontics, offering services in Moncton, Miramichi, Sussex and Amherst. Committed to ongoing education, he has been a clinical instructor in orthodontics at the Université de Montreal, continues to teach in the dental community, is responsible for putting together the biggest dental study club in New Brunswick, and shares in the responsibility for orthodontic education of dental hygienists and dental assistants at Oulton College in Moncton. He is married with one child and resides in Dieppe.

Dr. Nach Daniel is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at The Moncton Hospital. He earned degrees from the Université de Montréal, McGill University and Université Laval. Dr. Daniel moved to Moncton in 2006 after completing his specialty training and is currently living in Dieppe with his wife, Josée LeBlanc, and three children, Olivier, Alexis and Georges.

“This is a very exciting project,” Dr. Daniel says. “This is a modern state-of-the-art facility bringing together a variety of health-care providers in the medical and dental fields. The Greater Moncton area has grown tremendously in the last 10 years and would benefit greatly from such a project. I am excited to be part of this project with three other great partners. My associate, Dr. Eric St. Germain, and I are looking forward to moving our private practice to the 585 complex.”

Dr. Ali Husain has been practising in Moncton since 2002, when he moved with his wife and two children from Montreal. A graduate of McGill University’s plastic surgery program and a Fellow from the University of British Columbia, he is excited to be a part of this major real estate project.

“We’ve been working on this project for nearly three years,” Dr. Husain says. “When we relocate to 585 Mapleton Road, we’ll be able to perform all types of cosmetic surgery on-site in a private operating room while still using regular hospital facilities for reconstructive surgery. I’m looking forward to working with my partners to make this building the premiere private clinic in the Maritimes. Our location is great and we hope the patients we serve will love the modern amenities we’ll be offering.”

Plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Howley, a native of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, and graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, completed his medical degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax followed by a comprehensive plastic surgery residency program at the University of Toronto.

“My wife Andrea and I settled in Moncton by choice,” he said. “We were looking for a good place to live and raise a family in Atlantic Canada and – when all was said and done – Moncton was the obvious choice,” Dr. Howley said. "This is an absolutely phenomenal opportunity for me and my partners to provide the very best, most up-to-date service and patient care to our clients." Dr. Howley lives in Moncton with his wife and two daughters.

For leasing information regarding the new 585 complex, please call Dr. Michel Martin at (506) 859-7300.


For more information, please contact:

Pamela McKay
(506) 850-8642

Geese on parade

I took this photo in the Our Lady of Calvary cemetery in Dieppe on Saturday, September 18. A large flock of geese (photo only shows a few of them) was resting and feeding in the graveyard during a stopover on their trip down south for the winter. Click on the photo for a larger version.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ken Dryden and Wild Willie met today in Dieppe

I was pleased to be on hand today for a meeting of two greats: Moncton Wildcats mascot Wild Willie and NHL Hall of Fame goalie and legendary Montreal Canadiens team member Ken Dryden. The two met in Dieppe at a ball hockey tournament during a visit by Dryden to the Greater Moncton area.

Praising each other's greatness! :)