Our County Cor­re­spon­dents

The Glengarry News - - Our Country Correspond­ents - NI­COLE BOUR­BON­NAIS 613-525-1574 nbour­bon­[email protected] clmi. ca MIKE BIS­SON­NETTE 613-527-1855 bis­son­net­te_ 3 @ hot­mail. com MAG­GIE DEAN 613-874-9994 dean­til­[email protected] hawk.igs.net

Care­givers café

The Care­givers Café will meet ev­ery sec­ond Fri­day of the month at 1 p.m. in the Ren­dez Vous top floor of the Le­gion. The en­trance is at the back and has a ramp. Next month’s meet­ing is March 13.

Can­cer So­ci­ety

The Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety has a chal­lenge called “Driven to Quit,” which of­fers a car or cash for stay­ing smoke-free. To par­tic­i­pate, con­tact Lois Vanbeek Barrette at 613-932-1283.

Shop Hop

Shop Hop Alexandria and Green Val­ley is here again this year. Get your card stamped by all 21 mem­bers and be en­tered in the draw to win $1,000 in Cham­ber Dol­lars. Play­ing cards are be­ing dis­trib­uted at Chartrand Your In­de­pen­dent Gro­cer, Gi­ant Tiger, Jean Coutu and are avail­able at par­tic­i­pat­ing re­tail­ers. Con­test closes Feb. 28.

Women’s Day

The 7th An­nual Women’s Day will be held Sun­day, March 29. There will be a fash­ion show, a silent auc­tion and lots of booths. The ad­mis­sion is free. Doors open at 10 a.m. and gift bags will be given to the first 400 ladies who pur­chase a bracelet at the cost of $5. Each bracelet of­fers el­i­gi­bil­ity for door prizes in­clud­ing a $500 Via Rail gift cer­tifi­cate. For more in­for­ma­tion call 613525-0228 or e-mail journeede­lafem­[email protected]­mail.com

Sand­bags

Here are the win­ners of the sand­bag con­test: High square Muriel Belle­feuille 1330, Denise Gareau 1280, Jos Séguin 1120 and Claude Robin­son 1050. High sin­gle, Jean­nine Hotte 4770, Muriel Belle­feuille 4220, De­nis Avon 3930 and Claude Robin­son 3880. High dou­ble Jean­nine Hotte 9480, Muriel Belle­feuille 7540, De­nis Avon 7470 and Rheal Cyr 7250.

Fra­ter­nité

Win­ners of the eu­chre party Jan. 29: Mar­cel Ranger, Gil­bert Sabourin, Luc Péri­ard, Rol­land Pa­que­tte, Marie-Thérèse Théoret, Rita Ma­cLen­nan, Agathe Char­bon­neau and Hélène Pa­que­tte. The door prize went to Lu­cille Massie and Do­rina Massie. The 50/5-5-5-5 draw went to Mar­cel Ranger, Claude Robin­son, Lina Ar­cand, Gil­bert Sabourin, Claude Robin­son and Roger Claude. Our next card party is Feb. 5 and the hostesses are Florence Hur­tubise and Claire Pa­que­tte. Here are the crib­bage win­ners: Mau­rice Belle­feuille, Bill Hen­der­son, An­dré Lau­zon and Jeanne D’Arc Coté.

Fundraiser

The Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal is hav­ing a fundraiser for a car­diac mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem --“Guess Who Is Com­ing To Din­ner?” -- Fri­day, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tax re­ceipts will be pro­vided. Where? Lo­ca­tion is based on menu se­lec­tion. Guests will be pro­vided lo­ca­tion on the day of the din­ner. Call 613-525-2222, ext.4112 for your meal se­lec­tion and reser­va­tion or email, lquen­[email protected]

Mov­ing On

Once more Ap­ple Hill ex­pe­ri­enced another loss of busi­ness and ser­vice. S & B Dis­tribut­ing, rec­og­nized by some as Dan­cause Store, has closed its doors at this lo­ca­tion. Own­ers Ben and San­dra MacKin­non ( née McDougall), made the de­ci­sion to be­gin op­er­at­ing the busi­ness from their home lo­cated on Hwy. 43 East ef­fec­tively Jan­uary 1, 2015.

The in­dus­trial clean­ing sup­ply and chem­i­cal out­let be­gan some 38 years ago, led un­der the lead­er­ship of Archie McDougall, who was San­dra's fa­ther, Jan­uary 16, 1977.

S & B be­gan as a gen­eral store but quickly con­verted to another form of whole­sale/ re­tail busi­ness. Dur­ing the years the fam­ily busi­ness demon­strated how a small town busi­ness was able to com­pete with some of the much larger com­peti­tors. Suit­ing the cus­tomers’ needs and sat­is­fac­tion was of the ut­most im­por­tance for the own­ers. Even­tu­ally, in time, the hus­band and wife team could see how the busi­ness needs were chang­ing, com­pe­ti­tion be­com­ing much stronger and op­er­at­ing costs ris­ing. Though the busi­ness re­mained fairly con­stant all through these years, San­dra stated, “It was time to down­size while we re­main in good health.”

San­dra pointed out that they will al­ways feel to be a part of Ap­ple Hill. They made many friends in the com­mu­nity and sadly have seen so many pass on. Many peo­ple used the es­tab­lish­ment more as a meet­ing place or as a spot to visit dur­ing their daily rou­tines.

San­dra pointed out, “I am the woman that I am to­day be­cause of some of those great peo­ple, in­clud­ing names like Osias, An­toine and Roger who each had a dif­fer­ent per­son­al­ity.”

They too have wit­nessed the many losses to the com­mu­nity in re­spect to busi­ness and re­tail.

The busi­ness cou­ple do hope what­ever be­comes of the build­ing will be some­thing that suits the vil­lage’s needs.

I per­son­ally want to con­grat­u­late San­dra and Ben on their suc­cess in busi­ness, and for all the great con­ver­sa­tions we had on dif­fer­ent oc­cas­sions. I'm sure Ben can at­test that by the end of some they turned out just to be a good laugh about not much and at other times very con­tentious sub­jects. And yes, Ben is still a loyal Low­ell Green lis­tener!

As busi­ness peo­ple you have al­ways been friendly, cour­te­ous, gen­er­ous and char­i­ta­ble to the com­mu­nity. S&B Dis­tribut­ing will go into Ap­ple Hill's history books at this point but for many will warmly be re­mem­bered. Good luck with your home- based lo­ca­tion!

Bird sight­ing

Michael Mazur, of the 3rd of Kenyon, may have thought he was see­ing things when he caught sight of what is be­lieved to be a Bald Ea­gle be­ing har­rassed by a bunch of crows. It has been re­ported that by the time he ran into his house, to share the sight­ing, the bird was al­ready gone.

North Glen­garry

Po­lar Dip

The 3rd An­nual North Glen­garry Po­lar Bear Dip is sched­uled for Fe­bru­ary 15, at 2 p. m. All the ac­tion will take place at Is­land Park, Alexandria. For more in­for­ma­tion please call Rod­ney at 613936-6213.

Birthdays

I was pretty scarce in the last month but I do want to re­mind all that the fol­low­ing peo­ple did celebrate Jan­uary birthdays. Be­lated wishes to Bert Ma­cLen­nan and An­neke Ben­ton. Also, best wishes to John Giroux, Re­becca Mac­donell, Bill MacMil­lan, Chris Pi­ette, Rachel Mar­leau and Pamela Cote who will celebrate this Fe­bru­ary.

Frances Fraser sub­mit­ted this in­for­ma­tion on the Dalkeith His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s World War One ex­hi­bi­tion that will be held in Septem­ber.

In hon­our of and in re­mem­brance of the vast num­ber of lo­cal sol­diers who served, the so­ci­ety in­vites ev­ery­one ot par­tic­i­pate in “On the Trail of Pop­pies.” The ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude four days of vintage mu­sic, song, dance, food, bev­er­ages, ex­hibits, art, crafts, ar­ti­facts, games, sports, speak­ers, talks, con­ver­sa­tions, fun and amuse­ments, liv­ing history and reen­act­ments, in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, pa­rades, un­veil­ings and rememberin­g. These events will take place Thurs­day, Sept. 10 through Sun­day, Sept. 13.

Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 will fea­ture ex­hibits and mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment. Sept. 12 will be fam­ily/ ed­u­ca­tion day with a vast ar­ray of ex­hibits and ac­tiv­i­ties while Sept. 13 will see the un­veil­ing of a me­mo­rial gar­den fol­lowed by a very in­ter­est­ing high tea.

DHS is col­lect­ing names, pic­tures and in­for­ma­tion of those who served from or are con­nected to Dalkeith, Lochiel and sur­round­ing area for an ex­ten­sive dis­play of re­mem­brance. To date there are over 90 names in the DHS col­lec­tion. The col­lec­tion is an at­tempt to have all the names listed in one place just as through­out the war these same sol­diers lived and served (and in some cases died) to­gether. Although the four-day event is mostly about WWI, ac­tiv­i­ties will also in­clude tributes to those who served both be­fore and af­ter The Great War.

Watch this col­umn for fur­ther de­tails and mark your cal­en­dar. If you would you like to get in­volved and par­tic­i­pate or if you have in­for­ma­tion to share please let us know. The plan­ning com­mit­tee meets regularly.

Scouts news

The 1st Maxville Scouts will be host­ing their third an­nual “all- you- can- eat” spaghetti supper at the Maxville Arena Feb. 28 from 4:30-8 p.m. The din­ner will in­clude salad, spaghetti with two kinds of sauces, rolls, cake, and cof­fee/tea/juice. There will also be a bake sale run by the Cubs and Scouts to sup­port them go­ing to a week-long sum­mer camp this sum­mer. For more in­for­ma­tion check out www.maxville­scouts.ca

Scouts Canada half-year reg­is­tra­tion price is now avail­able, so the 1st Maxville Scout group would like to re­mind you that time has not run out for you to join this great group and take part in lots of fun ac­tiv­i­ties! Beavers ( ages 5- 7) meet Wed­nes­day from 6: 30- 7: 30 p.m. at the United Church in Maxville, and the Cubs (ages 810) and Scouts ( ages 11- 13) meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day at the Maxville Arena from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Li­brary news

The Maxville Branch of the SD& G County Li­brary's Pro­gram­ming for Fe­bru­ary is as fol­lows: Chil­dren's Pro­gram­ming, Wii Night, Tues. Feb. 10 at 4: 30 p. m., Story Time, Feb. 17 at 4:30 p.m. and STEAM (Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing, Art and Math), Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Adults' pro­gram­ming in­cludes Crafter's Haven Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The adult book club will be read­ing “Atone­ment” by Ian McEwan and will meet Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Stop by the Maxville Branch to re­serve your copy to­day.

Lions club

The Maxville and Dis­trict Lions Club holds its monthly Break­fast/ Brunch on Sun­day Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maxville and Dis­trict Sports Com­plex. Bring your wife or girl­friend to celebrate Valen­tine’s Day early.

Cal­en­dar win­ners

Glen­garry Curl­ing Club cal­en­dar win­ners for the week of Jan. 26 in­clude Ju­lia Vil­leneuve, Maxville $ 20; An­drew and Shan­non Welsh, Crysler $ 30; Dawna Miller, Maxville $ 40; James Kelly, Cornwall $ 30; Chris Nutt,

Whitby $30.

Cruis­ing

Brian and I have just re­cently re­turned from a one- week cruise vis­it­ing Mexico, Belize, Honduras and the Cay­man Is­lands. This was our first cruise and we highly rec­om­mend cruis­ing! It was a great op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in ex­cur­sions vis­it­ing a few coun­tries to help us de­cide where we would want to re­turn to visit. The food, of course, is too good and there is al­ways some­thing to do on the ship if you are not in­ter­ested in ex­cur­sions. We swam with stingrays in Grand Cay­man and climbed the Mayan Ru­ins in Belize. The en­ter­tain­ment on the ship con­sisted of live mu­si­cians and dance per­for­mances. The weather was a wel­comed break from the cold. And now we are back to re­al­ity! If you have trav­elled some­where warm, please share your news with us so we can all dream of the warmer cli­mates!

Quote of the week

“I’ve got noth­ing to do to­day but smile.” Paul Si­mon

The Cornwall Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal has in­tro­duced a new no­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem that tells a fam­ily mem­ber im­me­di­ately when their loved one is out of surgery. Ini­tially used in restau­rants, the pager sys­tem is meant to give peace of mind to fam­i­lies. Staff have al­ready no­ticed a dif­fer­ence in wait­ing rooms be­ing less con­gested and visi­tors be­ing more sat­is­fied with hav­ing the choice to re­main nearby or leave the unit. The light­weight, recharge­able pagers have a hos­pi­tal-wide range. Once the pagers are re­turned, they are cleaned and ready for use for the next visi­tor. The plas­tic used in the pagers con­tains an­tibac­te­rial agents that have been shown to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the spread of dis­ease.

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