Treat Mom to Vic­to­rian Tea at Colby

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new roof be­ing in­stalled at the Colby-Curtis Mu­seum should be fin­ished be­fore the mu­seum’s first big spring event: The Mother’s Day Tea on Sun­day, May 10th. Due to its pop­u­lar­ity, reser­va­tions are needed, be­fore May 5th, for this de­li­cious ser­vice of home­made scones, jam and Devon­shire Cream, cook­ies, cakes, bev­er­ages and, of course, lots of tea. There will be two sit­tings in the mu­seum’s so­lar­ium for the Tea: at 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.

“What’s com­pletely new this year at the Mother’s Day Tea is that we are or­ga­niz­ing a room for the kids to do arts and crafts, so the Moms can have a lit­tle quiet time for them­selves when they come for the Tea. It will be an­i­mated and su­per­vised,” ex­plained Chloe Southam, the mu­seum’s Direc­tor and Cu­ra­tor. “We will also of­fer a free guided tour of the mu­seum and we’ll have lit­tle presents for all the moth­ers,” she added.

The Colby-Curtis Mu­seum is now open five days a week, Mon­day to Fri­day, from 10:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Dur­ing the tourist sea­son, in June, July and Au­gust, it will go back to re­main­ing open seven days a week.

Last­week, the new Char­ron & Lamoureux Fu­neral Com­plex held an Open House on Fri­day, of­fi­cially be­gin­ning op­er­a­tions on Satur­day. It is the first fu­neral com­plex of its kind in Ma­gog and the sec­ond in the Estrie re­gion.

The three as­so­ciates in this project, Pa­trice Lamoureux, who is the pres­i­dent and direc­tor-gen­eral of the en­ter­prise, Stephane Char­ron, the Fu­neral Direc­tor (of Coat­i­cook’s Res­i­dence fu­neraire Char­ron et fils), and Ste-Catherine-deHat­ley mayor Jac­ques De­mers, will of­fer a wide ar­ray of ser­vices touch­ing all as­pects of a tra­di­tional fu­neral, and all un­der one roof, in­clud­ing three view­ing rooms, a cer­e­mony hall, two re­cep­tion halls, a lounge and a room for chil­dren. A cater­ing ser­vice is also avail­able.

The fu­neral com­plex was built in the build­ing for­merly owned by the H. Fon­taine busi­ness. An in­vest­ment of $2 mil­lion gave a sec­ond life to the premises and mod­ernised them. Roughly fif­teen full time and part time jobs were cre­ated by this project.

& Lamoureux Fu­neral Com­plex,

Pa­trice Lamoureux, Jac­ques De­mers; Stephane Char­ron, and Fu­neral Direc­tor Shan­non Pax­ton.

Char­ron

There will be two sit­tings for this year’s Mother’s Day Tea at the Colby-Curtis Mu­seum, served in the so­lar­ium.

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