Manoir Oa­sis in Town

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

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

Photo Made­line Mul­hol­land

Res­i­dents and staff await lunch in the Manoir Stanstead’s ‘taste­ful’ din­ing hall.

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