Manoir Oasis in Town
Manoir Stanstead is not only open, but is quickly becoming a warmhearted family of sorts. Gone is the stereotypical isolation and sterility of a traditional senior home, as owner André Fratelli works behind the scenes to advertise an open-door policy to locals, encouraging everyone to share the resources offered in the newly-remodelled residence.
circulating about the project. Rumours such as: francophones are not welcome and only Americans are offered residency. He explains that these are rumours. The Manoir is fully bilingual and welcomes any nationality.
With its’ first residents already moved in, and Fratelli determinedly building social networks in the community, I do not have any doubts that our lovely Manoir will quickly become the oasis in the center of town, as its’ owner envisions it to be.
TheVolunteer Firefighters of Stanstead are at it again - doing good deeds for those of us in need. Last month it was a cancer fundraiser and now they are looking for blood. On Tuesday, June 28th, at the Sunnyside School Gymnasium, there will be a blood donor clinic between 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.. All citizens are encouraged to donate blood.
Before you prepare your excuses for not attending, please keep in mind the following: According to research, men are reportedly far more terrified of needles than their female counterparts. That being said, we expect our more courageous Stanstead men to conquer any anxiety they may feel and set a good example to those less manly souls amongst us. I believe Jean Fluet mentioned something about a hand-holding service….but maybe I am mistaken.
In terms of Hema Quebec’s annual blood drives, we have all heard the advertisements and their very catchy motto: ‘Blood. It’s in us to give.’ Normally one would not consider this an instinctive, nor wise, lifephilosophy. Furthermore, let’s admit that we are more inclined to think along the lines of ‘Blood. It’s in us to keep us alive!’ However, never mind the Biology 101
Residents and staff await lunch in the Manoir Stanstead’s ‘tasteful’ dining hall.