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Wehrmacht rolls into neighbourhood

An actor stands on Sarah Street waiting for his time in front of the camera.

HALIFAX — Actors dressed as German and English soldiers patrolled Sarah and June streets on Tuesday. It’s all part of the television production The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour now being filmed by the people behind the Trailer Park Boys.

The German soldier stands guard over the set.

A big birthday party on John Street

HALIFAX — Eight neighbours celebrated a birthday on or close to Saturday, so birthday cake was the natural thing to take over the John Street street party this weekend. Afternoon festivities — including street hockey, live music and zumba dancing — also got a boost from the unexpected drive-by appearance of about 100 naked bicycle riders. Yep, it’s true. How could we make something like that up?

John Street residents got up and danced the zumba at their street party Saturday.

Bubby Adams bought his home on John Street 40 years ago. He did a fine business at the morning yard sale.

Birthday cake and folk music took care of the early afternoon.

Who needs Joel Quenneville? There were plenty of coaches on hand to help aspiring hockey players.

John Street to celebrate ‘good city life’

HALIFAX — Residents on John Street are organizing a street party for Saturday, June 12, that, according to the invitation, will celebrate “the street and the good city life.”

North and Agricola sources confirm that at least two architects and one set of baby twins will be celebrating their birthday at the event, so be prepared to sing the Happy Birthday song again and again.

8-11:30 a.m. — Yard sale
Noon-1:15 p.m. — Potluck lunch and live music
1-3 p.m. — Street games like hockey, hopscotch, hula hooping and soccer
3-7 p.m. — Dance party including zumba

The weather forecast shows a big bright sun with a high of 21 C. But Environment Canada has been known to make mistakes: Rain date is June 19.

Crews demolish buildings at West and Agricola

The Commons Inn overlooks the timbers of the building that used to house the One World Cafe.
Crews just finished tearing down the two-story structure that once housed the One World Cafe. A worker said on Wednesday that the lot, on the northwest corner of West and Agricola, will soon be filled in with crushed stone. The other address that was demolished contained an office space most recently housing an anti-poverty activist group.

Not much of interest was visible in the rubble except for the singed pages of a mystery novel.

Any insight as to what is in store for this space? Any stories about what was?

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