Rug Hook­ers

The Glengarry News - - The Classifieds - - News Staff News LACH­LAN MCDON­ALD lach­lan@ keep­calm. ca Dic­tio­nary of Glen­garry Biog­ra­phy. Mr. MacLen­nan, by then a res­i­dent of New York State, joined the Union Army in Au­gust The win­ner of the Clan Don­ald Glen­garry/ Stor­mont draw was ticket # 0391 – H

The Mart­in­town Rug Hook­ers are hav­ing a show ti­tled Wild and Woolly at the Cen­tre Cul­turel de Corn­wall, 510 Sec­ond St. E. (the Old Gen­eral Hospi­tal) in Corn­wall. The vernissage is Thurs­day, Sept. 14, from 5-8 p.m. The show runs Sept. 4-29. BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff A mon­u­ment to the roughly 40,000 Cana­di­ans ( Bri­tish North Amer­i­cans) who served in the U.S. Civil War – in­clud­ing a hand­ful of na­tive Glen­gar­ri­ans – will be un­veiled at the Lost Vil­lages Mu­seum at Ault Park, just west of Corn­wall on High­way 2, this Satur­day (Septem­ber 16).

The memo­rial, more than five years in the mak­ing, has come to fruition thanks to the ef­forts of the Grays and Blues of Mon­treal/ Les Gris et Bleus de Mon­tréal ( GBM) – a Civil War re- en­act­ment group with a num­ber of lo­cal mem­bers – with as­sis­tance from the Lost Vil­lages His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety/Lost Vil­lages Mu­seum, Ault Park ad­min­is­tra­tion and the Town­ship of South Stor­mont.

The Amer­i­can Civil War His­tor­i­cal Re-en­act­ment So­ci­ety of On­tario is also in­volved in the ini­tia­tive – the “first- ever na­tional Cana­dian soil” Civil War mon­u­ment ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of the vol­un­teers from this side of the bor­der who fought in the con­flict, ac­cord­ing to the GBM.

A press re­lease on the group’s web­site an­nounc­ing the un­veil­ing calls the event “a long over­due” ded­i­ca­tion that co­in­cides with the 150th an­niver­sary of Cana­dian Con­fed­er­a­tion this year.

Turkey sup­per

The St. Mary's Har­vest Turkey Sup­per will be on Sept. 17 from 4-7 p.m. Cost for adults is $ 15. Chil­dren 10 and un­der are free. Note: last week I er­ro­neously wrote 12, it is 10 (ten).

Bridge re­sults

The re­sults of the Wil­liamstown Bridge Club on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 6 were: 1st, Gor­don Snook - Carol Bell­ware; 2nd, Hanz Schulz - Garry O'Con­nell; 3rd, Homer Grant - Bill Hughes; and 4th, El­iz­a­beth Mar­jer­ri­son - Jim Camp­bell.

Ra­bies clinic

The ra­bies clinic will be held this Satur­day, Sept. 16 from 1-4 at the fire hall. Cost is $ 20 per an­i­mal. Please have dogs on leashes and cats in car­ri­ers or in a tied pil­low­case.

Ex­er­cise pro­grams

Bal­ance for Life Step- Up Ex­er­cise pro­gram - start­ing on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 13 at Char Lan - call Se­away Val­ley com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre at 613930-4892 ext. 229 for en­try.


Sept. 8 saw for­mer Wil­liamstown res­i­dent, Pte. Stephen Grant, com­plete the Cana­dian Armed Forces Ironman Com­pe­ti­tion.

The 50 km race is com­prised of 38 km of run­ning, 8 km of ca­noe­ing and 4 km of portag­ing – all in com­bat boots and while car­ry­ing a 40 pound ruck­sack from start to fin­ish. Grant, part of 1RCR ( 1st Bat­tal­ion, the Royal Cana­dian Reg­i­ment), ran in the com­peti­tor’s race, and com­pleted it in seven hours and 48 min­utes.

His team fin­ished first over­all. His fam­ily, es­pe­cially his wife Kristin, is very proud of him!

To­tally Toned

If you`d like to tone up, lose weight, feel stronger and get in bet­ter shape this fit­ness class is made up of 30 sec­ond in­ter­vals fo­cus­ing on up­per body, lower body, core, abs and car­dio.

By the end of the class you will have worked each mus­cle group for a to­tal of 10 min­utes. It is suit­able for all ages and fit­ness lev­els and oc­curs ev­ery Mon­day and Wed­nes­day ( be­gin­ning Mon­day, Sept. 11), at the High School from 6:45-7:45. Please call Ch­eryl at 613- 3473251 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Li­brary news

Meet the ` MakeDo` - Thurs­day, Sept. 14, af­ter school or Satur­day, Sept. 16, 10: 3011:30 a.m. `MakeDo` is a set of tools that can be used to build with card­board. Come to the li­brary and be card­boardly cre­ative. All ages wel­come. For adults, sto­ries from Wil­liamstown and nearby on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m. Join the li­brary for re­fresh­ments and some re­fresh­ing hu­mour,

More than 50 Civil War vet­er­ans – mostly from the Union ( North, or fed­eral) side – were from Corn­wall and the area.

Among them were Capt. James Loth­ian, a Breadal­bane na­tive; Capt. Alexan­der J. Mac­Don­ald, of Alexan­dria; and Wil­liam (W.F.) MacLen­nan, of the First of Kenyon.

Capt. Loth­ian was mor­tally wounded in the left leg dur­ing the early stages of the Bat­tle of Rich­mond/ Peters­burg ( Va.) cam­paign in June 1864.

The limb was later am­pu­tated, how­ever, he died of com­pli­ca­tions from his in­juries less than a month later at the age of 27.

Capt. Mac­Don­ald, a mem­ber of the 5th United States Ar­tillery, fought in some of the most piv­otal bat­tles of the con­flict, in­clud­ing Fred­er­icks­burg (Va.) and Get­tys­burg (Pa.).

Af­ter the Bat­tle/Siege of Peters­burg ended to­wards the close of the war, he was ap­pointed In­spec­tor of Ar­tillery.

Capt. Mac­Don­ald was also among the first Union of­fi­cers to en­ter the city of Rich­mond, the cap­i­tal of the Con­fed­er­acy, on April 3, 1865 – six days be­fore Con­fed­er­ate forces sur­ren­dered to the Union, end­ing the war.

He set­tled near Corn­wall af­ter the war and died there in 1913, ac­cord­ing to the

as lo­cal au­thor He­len Sloan shares ex­cerpts from her col­lec­tion of per­sonal sto­ries, writ­ten for the Write it Now pro­gram.

Green Thumbs

An­other year of gar­den lec­tures and work­shops will be­gin Sept. 25 at 7 p. m. by the Wil­liamstown Green Thumbs at the Arena. Topic is “Fer­mented Foods.” Guest speak­ers will be Heesoon Whe­lan and Wendy Wert who will re­veal the se­crets of mak­ing tra­di­tional kim­chi and old fash­ioned sauer­kraut. For more info call Ray­lene at 347-3838

Clan Don­ald winne Bridge

Re­sults for Party Bridge for Mon­day, Sept. 4, 2017: 1) John Roul­ston, 2) Lorna Snow, 3) Lynda Mac­Don­ald. Re­sults for Du­pli­cate Bridge for Tues­day, Septem­ber 5, 2017: Sec­tion A N/ S: 1) Pat Cun­ning­ham - Diana Ma­caulay, 2) Mar­ion Lemieux - Suzanne Bour­bon­nais, 3) Judy Bradacs - Anna Mered­ith

Sec­tion A E/W: 1) Gail Wells - Ni­cole Tourangeau, 2) Fran­coise Go­van - Lyette Ladouceur, 3) Elaine Mac­Don­ald - Louise Lanc­tot. Sec­tion B: 1) Lucy Jar­rett - Harry Jar­ret, 2) Don Dar­ling - Gor­don Snook, 3) Bill Hen­der­son - Gisela Hen­der­son, 4) Lorne Nor­man - San­dra Law­son, 5) Brenda Long - Lor­raine Gau­thier, 6) JeanMarie Morin - Judy Shiells.


Sun­day, Sept. 17 St. An­drews United Church will be wor­ship­ping at St. James United Church, Avon­more at 9:15 with Merle Mar­jer­ri­son of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Park com­mit­tee

We are pleased to of­fer a craft night fundraiser of a hand­made scare­crow which is the per­fect fall dé­cor. Cost is $40 per per­son at Mart­in­town Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Thurs­day, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a bar and snacks avail­able. If in­ter­ested in buy­ing tickets, or for more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Ash­ley Savoy at 613- 362- 5825 or by email to ken­ny_ ash­ley@ hot­

They will again be do­ing the NHL Hockey Pool for the 20172018 Hockey Sea­so­nand the sign up sheets will be avail­able at K’Cee’s store for $10 each.


Tammy Christie was brought to tears a few times at the won­der­ful turnout on Sun­day for the spaghetti sup­per and silent auc­tion. The or­ga­niz­ers of the event are still do­ing the tally at press time BUT do want to thank all the vol­un­teers and ev­ery­one who took the time out of their busy week­end to show their sup­port.


Last Sun­day was a beau­ti­ful day in Mart­in­town and at the Mill with crowds of peo­ple who came out to the sup­port the fundraiser for Tammy Christie. Peo­ple who came into the Mill were also treated to the solo show­ing of lo­cal artist Jac­que­line Mil­ner.

If you haven't had a chance to drop by the Mart­in­town Mill, next Sun­day will be the last at the Mill for the 2017 sea­son. En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by Mill fa­vorite Rox­anne De­lage and Marc Car­riere. Rox­anne will also be show­cas­ing her line of Ragged T’s teeshirts and ap­parel. The Mill will be ex­hibit­ing the work of artists Marc Car­riere, Libby Cameron, John Roul­ston, Mar­garet Szlachcin­ska and Laura Stevens.

This will be your last chance to get your veg­eta­bles and pre­serves from Anne Co­datte, sa­vory bak­ing from Jo Sweet, Linda's Gar­den Good­ies and Thai food from Gord and Pap for the sea­son at the Mill.

Don­ald Thom­son has a full se­lec­tion of orig­i­nal bird­houses and hand crafted fur­ni­ture. Visit the Mart­in­town Mill mu­seum and gift shop for those unique Mill items or put a bid in on the silent auc­tion items and buy you raf­fle tickets to sup­port the Mill.

Mark your cal­en­dar to at­tend the Mill fund rais­ing din­ner at the Grand Ho­tel on Satur­day evening the 30th Septem­ber.

Tickets are avail­able at the Grand Ho­tel. Get your ticket to sup­port the preser­va­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties at the Mill.

Come out to thank all those vol­un­teers that pre­serve this great part of our com­mu­nity.


The Côte Ge­orge Pres­by­te­rian Church Preser­va­tion Com­mit­tee in­vites the com­mu­nity to a Cel­e­bra­tion of Mu­sic and Song in hon­our of Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary this Sun­day, Sept. 17 at 7 p. m. Is­abelle Larocque and Friends are the spe­cial guests. Lunch will be served af­ter the ser­vice.

A free- will col­lec­tion will be taken dur­ing the evening. Your gen­eros­ity will as­sist in main­tain­ing this his­toric church for pos­ter­ity.

If you need more in­for­ma­tion about this event, in­clud­ing di­rec­tions to the church, kindly con­tact Mackie Robert­son at 613- 347- 2935 or me at 613- 3477666. St. 1863 and “saw ex­ten­sive ser­vice in Ge­or­gia and Tennessee,” states the

Wounded at the Bat­tle of Peachtree Creek – part of the At­lanta Cam­paign – in July 1864, he was a mem­ber of Gen­eral Wil­liam T. Sher­man’s ‘March to the Sea’ scorched earth cam­paign through Ge­or­gia be­tween midNovem­ber and mid-De­cem­ber 1964.

Af­ter the war, Mr. MacLen­nan be­came a mem­ber of the U.S. civil ser­vice, even­tu­ally ris­ing to be­come chief of the War­rant Di­vi­sion of the Trea­sury De­part­ment.

He died in Wash­ing­ton, D. C. in Au­gust 1909 at the (un­con­firmed) age of 72 or 73.

As for the memo­rial it­self – of­fi­cially the Cana­di­ans in the U.S. Civil War Mon­u­ment – the $40,000 project con­sists of a 12-foot-high black gran­ite obelisk on a two-foot gray gran­ite base, and in­cludes two, two- foot- by­seven-foot black gran­ite side walls.

One con­tains the names of those who have do­nated to the memo­rial ini­tia­tive, while the sec­ond high­lights the 29 Cana­dian U. S. Con­gres­sional Medal of Honor re­cip­i­ents from the Civil War.

A paved pedes­trian walk­way lined with gray donor gran­ite bricks sur­rounds the mon­u­ment.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the Cana­di­ans in the U.S. Civil War Mon­u­ment, visit or lostvil­

Wine and cheese

Women’s League is the um­brella coun­cil for the east­ern­most parishes of the Alexan­dria- Corn­wall Dio­cese. Cur­rently, mem­bers in­clude parish­ioners from St. Fin­nan’s, of course; and also from St. Mar­garet of Scot­land in Glen Ne­vis, St. Raphael’s, St. Martin of Tours in Glen Robert­son, and St. Cather­ine of Si­enna in Green­field.

Meet­ings are held on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month from Septem­ber through May, with a so­cial gath­er­ing in lieu of meet­ings in De­cem­ber and in June.

The CWL is Canada’s largest na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion of Catholic women. Rooted in gospel val­ues, the group calls its mem­bers to ho­li­ness through ser­vice to the peo­ple of God. CWL sis­ters work to­gether for the com­mon good, in a spirit of ca­ma­raderie and with joy. St. Fin­nan’s chap­ter and that of St. Colum­ban’s Church in Corn­wall are the old­est coun­cils in the dio­cese. Both are cel­e­brat­ing their 90th an­niver­sary.

St. Fin­nan’s open­ing meet­ing will be held in the Bishop Macdonell Room this Wed­nes­day, Sept. 13 at 7 p. m. Fol­low­ing a very brief busi­ness ses­sion, the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee will host a wine and cheese wel­com­ing so­cial, at which they would love to see some new women friends.

If you are in­ter­ested in mem­ber­ship, or if you just want to drop by to find out what the CWL is all about, you are wel­come to at­tend.

The church is locked once the meet­ing be­gins, so if you ar­rive later than 7p.m. please come to the back door lo­cated at the end of the wheel­chair ramp.

For more in­for­ma­tion, kindly con­tact Rachel MacDonell at 525- 3920, Su­san La­joie at 5253481, or me at 347-7666.

Clos­ing Mass

An­other spir­i­tual cer­e­mony slated for this week is an outdoor ser­vice in cel­e­bra­tion of the Ex­ul­ta­tion of the Holy Cross this Thurs­day night, Sept. 14, at the beau­ti­ful Cal­vary shrine in Green Val­ley.

The bilin­gual ser­vice be­gins with the Sta­tions of the Cross at 6: 20 p. m. fol­lowed by Mass at 7. Please dress for the cooler evening tem­per­a­tures.

Cal­vary is lo­cated be­hind SteMarie de l’As­somp­tion Catholic Church in Green Val­ley. In case of rain, the en­tire cel­e­bra­tion will be held in­side the church. Please con­sider this your per­sonal in­vi­ta­tion.

So­cial notes

Best wishes are ex­tended to Bill Mac­Don­ald, who cel­e­brated a birth­day on Sept. 8; to David and Gail Turner, sib­lings who share a Sept. 21 birth­date; to my sis­ter Natalie Lamothe for Sept. 22; and to An­drea Turner for Sept. 24. Happy birth­day to all!

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