*FREE for churches events, service clubs events, and recognized charitable org. only. - Send all activities or changes by Monday, 3 p.m., at least one week before the event, only by email at journal@ stanstead-journal.com (not responsible for typing errors) FREE SWIMMING – at Montcalm and du Phare pools from 1 to 4 p.m. until Friday March 9th. ANNUAL SHAMROCK SALAD BUFFET AND SALE – by the Women of Pymouth-trinity United Church, 380 Dufferin St. March 10th, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS – Lennoxville: Tuesday March 13th, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 3002 Belvidere Str. Waterville: Tuesday March 27th, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Town Hall, 170 Principale S. SKI MONT BELLEVUE- For spring break, Wednesday march 7th alpine ski and snowboard from 1 to 3 p.m. Ladies night from 5 to 10 p.m.-tickets for chair lift. Free for ladies 18 and older. Thursday march 8th the team from NRJ radio station will be there. If you buy a ticket, you get the chance to win a snowboard or a pair of skis. Friday March 9th ski fashion Claude Adam-special package. On reservation only at 819-565-8626 before 10 p.m. on Thursday March 8th. From 5 to 10 p.m. polar bear night, snow board and alpine ski, free for men 18 years and older. Sunday March 11th sugar shack day, presence on the ice of the Rouge FM team from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. PUBLIC CONSULATION – Modification project of the zonage bylaws. Lennoxville borough Monday March 19th at 7 p.m. PRENATAL CLASSES – Expecting a baby? Courses taught by Ellen Lewis, certified Child Birth Educator and Doula, can answer your questions, address your concerns, and help make your birth experience meaningful, safe and happy. Sessions started in Lennoxville and in Magog and are in English. For information or to register, call the Lennoville & District Women’s Centre at 819-564-6626. WALK IN MY SHOES CAMPAIGN – Is asking for new (never worn) clothing items for homeless people. Cash donations are used to buy thermal underwear or footwear. Drop donations at Mental Health Estrie, 257 Queen, Lennoxville or at distribution points in the area. For info 819-565-3777 or email@example.com WELCOME WEDNESDAYS – Organized by Women’s Centre. “Get together” for coffee or tea or have a chat, meet friends, browse the library and learn to crochet. Activity room avail. 1:15-3:45 p.m. Bring knitting or craft. ACEF ESTRIE – Defense of consumers’ rights organization. Free services from third year students from Faculty of Law, ready to answer questions. Info ACEF Estrie 819-563-8144. ÉCOCENTRES –Info Écocentre Michel-ledoux, 1000 LéonTrépanier via Lavigerie, 819-822-6010; Écocentre Rose-cohen, 365 Pépin, via Portland Blvd, 819-822-6033. FUN FEARLESS FITNESS – Women 16 and + highly qualified instructor. Every Monday, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Lennoxville French Elementary School, École St-antoine’s Gym. Parking on Church and Speid St., Info Sunita 819-563-9987. LENNOXVILLE-ASCOT HISTORICAL & MUSEUM SOCIETY – Open from Wednesdays to Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. 9 rue Speid, Lennoxville. Info 819-564-0409.
Apetitionwith 237 signatures was tabled at the last council meeting by Marie-francine Beauregard. The petition is for a safe pedestrian and bicycle access to Atto-beaver Park. It was also expressed that when a safe route is developed, the planners take into consideration the characteristics of the street and preserve the natural beauty of the road.
Frank Wilson mentioned that there were still no “Local truck traffic only” signs at the corners of Moulton Hill and St. Francis Streets or at the corner of Bowen and St. Francis streets and that truck traffic has increased significantly along St. Francis Street.
Karl Hunting commented that the Little Forks, Conley, Samuel Gratham area was not plowed until Saturday afternoon. He also spoke of garbage and recycling bins on the south side of College that had not yet been picked up.
Anne Veil, who owns a lot next to a street under development, said she was surprised that Sherbrooke does not have a policy that protects mature trees from being cut down by developers and offered any assistance in developing such a policy. She also commented how difficult it was to get answers about the development of Marjorie Donald street from the city of Sherbrooke, being transferred to many departments on the phone.
Council met with Bishop’s University student and Student Representative Council member, Adam Peabody. Under the “Clean Community” initiative, he is proposing a new project to fight graffiti in the student sector. The council liked the project and will add it to the annual community clean-up day on April 21st.