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