We just spent the last week of July in Sussex, NB. We have family in the area, so we usually make a visit once every couple of years.
We were surprised and delighted to see all the new development in the area. The latest undertaking of the town is the Sussex mural project ( http://www.sussexmurals.com ). Design submissions were solicited by the town from artists in Canada and abroad. All of the designs accepted depicted the town and its history. Six murals were completed in 2006 and 15 more are being completed in 2007. Most of the murals are in the downtown area along Main Street, but there are more in progress such as the one at Bethany Bible College and at the Fire Hall. My favorites are "The Early Pioneer Settlers" by Don Gray, and the "Sussex Vale Exhibition Building" by Ken White, both located across the street from Lounsbury's.
If you are in the area, stop in at the Train Station (which is tourist information) on Broad Street. They have brouchures of the murals and will soon have a walking tour guide. While you are there, have a taste of the most delicious ice cream around.
On Friday's throughout the summer, there is also a cute Farmer's Market right beside the Post Office. The baked stuff was delicious and we picked up some neat wood puzzles as well.