A time of re­mem­brance

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNIT Y - Crys­tal Me­lan­son

Hello Read­ers, hope you all had a great week. Re­mem­brance Day is this week and I don’t know if it’s be­cause I’m get­ting older or not, each year that passes I find my­self want­ing to learn and hear more about the wars in which so many peo­ple and coun­tries fought for our free­dom and for the free­dom of oth­ers. Over the years, I’ve found that there are so many sto­ries that have been told and still many more are be­ing un­earthed through doc­u­men­taries and books, and searches through the In­ter­net, each year. There are the sto­ries from those on the front lines, their tech­ni­cal sup­ports, those who worked in the hos­pi­tals, those who built ma­chin­ery and weapons around the world. Sto­ries from those who had to hide, were sent to death or work camps, those who didn’t make it out alive and those who did. The sto­ries of oc­cu­pied coun­tries and peo­ple. The sto­ries of those who lived through those war years right here at home. There are so many sto­ries to hear and learn about and ev­ery time I read or hear about one it drives the say­ing, “Never Again” all the more home for me.

Have a great week ev­ery­one and wear your poppy proudly.

Up­com­ing Events for Novem­ber:

Re­cy­cle Frog - buy­ers of gold, sil­ver, and more at The Hall on Wed, Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Lego Ro­bot­ics at the li­brary on Thurs, Nov. 13 from 5 - 7 p.m. Build, de­sign, and pro­gram robots us­ing Lego Mind­storm. Space is limited. Phone the li­brary 254 - 2046 to reg­is­ter.

Teen Game Night at the li­brary on Fri, Nov. 14 from 6 - 8 p.m. for grades 7 - 12. Play Minecraft, Set­tlers of Catan, or the RPG card game Munchkin. Eat some snacks, win some prizes, and cre­ate some gaming may­hem.

First An­nual Mer­chants Vin­tage Christ­mas Open House from Thurs, Nov. 13 - Sun, Nov. 16. Main Street will come alive with Christ­mas spirit as they are trans­formed to an era gone by. Bring your fam­ily and friends and ex­pe­ri­ence four days of nos­tal­gic hol­i­day shop­ping.

Dis­ney Princess Tea Party at the fire hall on Tues, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. for ages 2 - 12. This is a fundraiser for Tim Hor­ton’s Chil­drens Foun­da­tion and each child with get their nails and make-up done or face- painted, and will be en­ter­tained by some of their favourite Dis­ney Princesses.

Film at The Hall on Wed, Nov. 19 is “The Jersey Boys” at 7:30 p.m

Crys­tal’s Quick Notes:

Want to go ice skat­ing at the Lions arena? Here are the times for this win­ter sea­son. Adult/Se­nior Skate on Thurs­days from 12 - 2 p.m. Pub­lic Skate on Fri­days from 7 - 9 p.m. Free Skate on Sun­days from 4 - 5 p.m. Please wear your hel­mets.

Darts at the le­gion on Fri­day nights start­ing at 8:45 p.m.

Com­mu­nity Use Fit­ness Cen­tre at the Parrs­boro Re­gional High School on Mon­days and Tues­days from 6 - 8 pm and Wed - Fri. from 6 - 9 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Tissy at 254 - 2036.

Parrs­boro Lions Club Bingo is on Tues­days at 6 p.m. on Cable TV 5, you can also come to the Lions Den to play, and now on the in­ter­net with stream­ing video if you log onto www.parrs­boro­lions­bingo.ca.

Tune into Parrs­boro’s Com­mu­nity Ra­dio Ra­dio at 99.1 FM CICR for lo­cal events, news, and more. Bingo on Thurs­days at 6 p.m.

Con­tact Crys­tal ei­ther by phone 254-2947 or email: me­lan­son.crys­tal@out­look.com if you have any­thing you would like to see posted.

In­spi­ra­tional quote for the week ahead is by Czes­law Milosz - “The liv­ing owe it to those who no longer speak to tell their story for them.”

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