A lit­tle rain never hurts, but those mosquitoes ...

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY - Mar­ian Durl­ing Mala­gash & Area

Well, the rains fi­nally came over the past week­end. I could just hear my plants, both flow­ers and veg­eta­bles, breathe a sigh of re­lief.

How­ever, as soon as it let up, the mosquitoes at­tacked in full swarm. This has been one of the dri­est sum­mers we have had for awhile and ac­cord­ing to ru­mour a lot of wells are dry­ing up. When­ever I do a wash, Russ has been catch­ing my rinse wa­ter to use on the plants. In­con­ve­nient but it works.

The Three Har­bours Pas­toral Charge Sum­mer Camp or 3H Camp was held this past week­end and from all ac­counts it was a great suc­cess.

There were 15 campers rang­ing in age from seven to 14. The camp starts on Fri­day af­ter­noon in St. John’s Church in Wal­lace and ends with a Wor­ship Ser­vice on Sun­day morn­ing. This year the event was en­ti­tled “In­ter­faith De­tec­tive Agency” and dur­ing the week­end a brief study of Ju­daism, Bud­dhism, Hin­duism, Mus­lim and Na­tive Spir­i­tu­al­ism were all touched on. Proved to be very in­ter­est­ing to all con­cerned. Fri­day evening, Dawn Bax­ter Al­lan, a lo­cal ar­ti­san, came and taught how to make a “Beach Glass” pic­ture and on Satur­day morn­ing they took part in a Pic­ture paint­ing event.

Dur­ing the af­ter­noon they rode the Tata­m­agouche Road Train – af­fec­tion­ately known as the Tatanooga Chou Chou for a ride around the vil­lage. This is al­ways a lot of fun and is not free as such but do­na­tions are re­quested. If any­one wants to learn more about the train and its sched­ule, just Google it.

On their way back from Tata­m­agouche, they had a great time at McNeill’s beach. The wor­ship ser­vice on Sun­day was very well at­tended by fam­ily, friends and mem­bers of the three churches. An­other suc­cess­ful 3H Camp.

On the front page of the Chron­i­cle Her­ald, Mon­day the 7th, there is an ar­ti­cle re­gard­ing the Med­i­cal Sit­u­a­tion in Cape Bre­ton where a lo­cal doc­tor is dis­put­ing facts pre­sented by our pro­vin­cial health au­thor­i­ties. It is time that we all stood up and were counted re­gard­ing our sore lack of med­i­cal doc­tors. It is hoped that our new MLA for Cum­ber­land North, El­iz­a­beth Smith-McCrossin, will lead the way in the legislature when it re­con­venes. El­iz­a­beth has been named the Health Care critic – hope I have the word­ing right; if not, sorry.

We in Cum­ber­land County have al­ways prided our­selves in our ter­rific health care – that is be­fore so many govern­ment re­stric­tions went into ef­fect. Right now, I have a sore leg and in order to have it checked, I ba­si­cally have to go to emerg and take time away from a more se­ri­ous in­jury or ill­ness. Our com­mu­nity has been wait­ing for a long time for the promised doc­tor to ap­pear. Now won’t get into the roads in our area at this time. Ye Gads, what a mess!

Bought a new car and hate to drive it over them. Great ar­ti­cle last week on the con­di­tion of Lake Road! Don’t think it is any worse than our roads here.

Russ and I were de­lighted to have our youngest daugh­ter, Karen Stiller, visit us this past week. She is at­tend­ing a twoweek Master’s Study at King’s Univer­sity in Hal­i­fax and flew in early to spend some time here. On Fri­day evening we had a bar­be­cue with neigh­bours Ian and Su­san McKay, daugh­ter Pa­tri­cia and her three chil­dren, Finn, Lola and Avery, and long time friend, Jeff Clarke, who was at his par­ents’ cot­tage for the week­end. Lots of fun, sto­ry­telling and “re­mem­ber when” sto­ries. Sum­mer is such a great time to get to­gether with friends.

The an­nual Blue­berry Fes­ti­val at Jost is com­ing up this week­end. Don’t know if there are any tick­ets left but we are cer­tainly look­ing for­ward to at­tend­ing when the band Sig­nal Hill will be per­form­ing.

Have a nice week, ev­ery­one, and as usual, stay safe – drive care­fully and try to avoid the pot­holes.

Our daugh­ter Miriam once put a large plant in one in front of her house in New An­nan and took a pic­ture and posted it to Face­book. More pub­lic­ity we can get the bet­ter.

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