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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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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.
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@ hotmail.com.
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 goo.gl/agk5oG or lostvillages.ca.
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.
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.
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!