Our County Cor­re­spon­dents

The Glengarry News - - Our Country Correspond­ents - SHAWN FOWLER 613-360-2004 new­soflan­caster @ ya­hoo. com TAMMY KENNY 613-528-4907 mar­t­in­town­news @ out­look. com INEZ FRANKLIN 613-347-7666 [email protected] hot­mail. com News, The Glen­garry There is a flurry of birth­days in the first two weeks of Fe­bru­ary. Trev

Ac­ci­dent

Our thoughts go out this week to Randy Robert­son and his fam­ily and friends. He was in­volved in a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent this past week­end while on duty with the South Glen­garry Fire Ser­vice. I have a num­ber of friends and fam­ily who work as first re­spon­ders. Be it fire, po­lice or para­medic, I'm sure an ac­ci­dent like the one Randy had hits close to home for all of them. Ev­ery time they get a call, there is al­ways a chance of some­thing go­ing wrong. Thank you to all those who put their lives on the line for us. You are not ap­pre­ci­ated enough in this world.

Adop­tion week­end

Roy & Cher's An­i­mal Res­cue Team will be at Pet Valu in the East­court Mall in Corn­wall Feb. 12 to 14. You can get nail trim­mings for your cats, dogs and small an­i­mals for a do­na­tion to the group.

Glen­garry Out­reach

Din­ers Club will be serv­ing salmon pie on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 10. Din­ers Club will be in Mart­in­town on the 17th, serv­ing roasted chicken. The foot care clinic is in town on Thurs­day, Feb. 11 along with Ther­a­bands 9-10 a.m. and tole paint­ing from 1- 3 p. m. There is Meals on Wheels on Fri­day, Feb. 12, Yoga 9-10 a.m. and the Day Away 10:30-3:30. The Out­reach will have pro­gram­ming on Fam­ily Day, Mon­day, Feb. 15, in­clud­ing Chat Group 1-3:30 and Eu­chre 13:30. There will be Meals on Wheels, Ther­a­bands 9-10 a.m., Eu­chre 1-3 p.m. and the van to Corn­wall for those look­ing for a ride to town on Tues­day, Feb. 16. There will be Swedish Weav­ing at 6: 30 p. m. on

Wed­nes­day, Feb. 17.

Lan­caster Wharf

The Friends of the Lan­caster Wharf is still look­ing to fill a num­ber of po­si­tions on its board of di­rec­tors. The group is short two di­rec­tors and a sec­re­tary. If you would be in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing some of your time to the Friends of the Wharf, con­tact Shawna at 613-551-5595 or at [email protected]­mail.com.

Fish and game club

The club will be host­ing a fundrais­ing bon­spiel on Satur­day, Feb. 20. The event will be held at the Lan­caster & District Curl­ing Club.

Teams of four are asked to con­tact Shawna (613-551-5595), sl.fis­[email protected] to reg­is­ter.

The Game Club is also host­ing a “break­fast” An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on Sun­day, Feb. 28 at the Lan­caster Fire Hall. Break­fast will be served at 9 a.m. with the meet­ing start­ing at 10. RSVP Shawna for break­fast at 623-551-5595.

Eco-Farm Day

Stephanie Ja­worski and Ron Bren­nan own­ers of the Old 4th Hop Yard in Wil­liamstown will be speak­ing at Eco-Farm Day in Corn­wall on Satur­day, Feb. 20. The event runs from 8:30-4:30 at the Ra­mada Inn. The fo­cus of the day will be on prac­ti­cal agri­cul­tural tech­niques and man­age­ment skills that work in our area. Stephanie and Ron will be speak­ing on their ex­pe­ri­ence run­ning East­ern On­tario's largest or­ganic hop yard which hap­pens to be the se­cond largest cer­ti­fied or­ganic hop yard in the coun­try.

Paint­ing raf­fle

Fe­bru­ary 27, Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity Se­away Val­ley and the Lan­caster Le­gion team up to bring a spaghetti sup­per fundraiser and paint­ing raf­fle in sup­port of Habi­tat’s first Glen­garry pro­ject.

The event, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lan­caster Le­gion hall, will also fea­ture live en­ter- tain­ment, a Lily Schreyer paint­ing raf­fle, a 50/50 draw and silent auc­tion ta­ble.

“As the 2016 Glen­garry home build will be tak­ing place right here in Lan­caster for a lo­cal fam­ily, we were very quick to jump on­board by sup­port­ing this event,” says Bill Bre­see, pres­i­dent of the le­gion branch, which is pro­vid­ing all the food for the event.

Start­ing at 7 p.m., acous­tic per­for­mances for the evening in­clude Vir­ginia Louise Dipierro ( Vir­ginia’s Folly), Peter John Fortin and Lan­caster res­i­dent and song­ster Joe He­hir.

The raf­fle will be held at 9 p.m. The paint­ing will be on dis­play at Hen­der­son’s Gro­cery in Lan­caster un­til Fe­bru­ary 22.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the Lan­caster Le­gion, Hen­der­son’s Gro­cery and the Habi­tat Re­Store in Bonville.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.habi­tat­sea­way­val­ley.org.

St. John’s Angli­can

The book study of Ray St­ed­man's “Let God Be God: Life-Chang­ing Truths From the Book of Job” will be­gin on Tues­day, March 1. Study will con­tinue each Tues­day with the last ses­sion be­ing held on March 22. Those want­ing to par­tic­i­pate are asked to read the first four chap­ters of the book for the first ses­sion.

A safe trip to Father Ja­son Pol­lick and all those who are trav­el­ling with him on the EcoMis­sion trip to Costa Rica.

Bridge

Re­sults for Mart­in­town & District Good­timers Du­pli­cate Bridge for Fe­bru­ary 2: N/S: 1) Fred Lefebvre-Gisèle Lefebvre, 2) Jean Camp­bell- Eve­lyn McPhail, 3) Jim Camp­bel­lEl­iz­a­beth Mar­jer­ri­son, 4) Jackie Houde-Don Dar­ling, 5) Lor­raine Lemire- Gail Du­gas; E/ W: 1) Gre­gor Doll- Steve Las­ner, 2) Lucy Jar­rett-Janie MacDiarmid, 3) Françoise Go­van- Lyette Ladouceur, 4) Brenda LongAnna Mered­ith, 5) Pauline Tessier-Ray Tessier

Church

Sun­day, Feb. 14, joint ser­vice, Mart­in­town will be wor­ship­ping at 10 a.m. at St. James United Church, Avon­more.

Mart­in­town Mill

Well, the light on the Mart­in­town bridge Christ­mas tree and Mill have been turned off and the wreath has been taken down for an­other year. Thanks again to the Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety vol­un­teers for the in­cred­i­ble work they do to make Mart­in­town a show­piece of South Glen­garry! The Raisin River still of­fers in­cred­i­ble free sights and sounds to all. Why not take a walk around the Mart­in­town bridge and Mill on a week­end? The Mart­in­town His­tor­i­cal Group meets Wed­nes­day at 1 p.m. at the Grand Ho­tel. All are wel­come. The fo­cus will be prepa­ra­tion of the walk­ing tour ma­te­rial for the Mart­in­town Home­com­ing Day which is sched­uled for July 31. The Mill gen­eral meet­ing will take place Fe­bru­ary 23 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Ho­tel. Join the team to make the 2016 sea­son at the Mart­in­town Mill even a big­ger suc­cess than 2015.

Fire Sta­tion #2 An­nual

Break­fast

It is now less than one month away so mark your cal­en­dar for Sun­day, March 6 for the an­nual fundrais­ing break­fast to be held at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 8 a.m. to noon. More de­tails to fol­low.

Ash Wed­nes­day

Fe­bru­ary 10 is Ash Wed­nes­day. If you’re read­ing this early enough in the day, you can at­tend Mass at St. Mar­garet of Scot­land Church in Glen Nevis at 8:30 a.m.

If you miss that one, mem­bers of the lo­cal com­mu­nity are wel­come to at­tend the ash cer­e­mony at Iona Academy in St. Raphael’s at 12:50 p.m.

A fi­nal op­por­tu­nity to com­mem­o­rate the be­gin­ning of Lent oc­curs at St. Raphael’s Church, when Fr. Ce­les­tine will cel­e­brate an Ash Wed­nes­day Mass at 7 p.m.

The Way of the Cross will be prayed at St. Raphael’s Church ev­ery Fri­day evening dur­ing Lent at 7 p.m.

Ange-Gar­dien

Reg­is­tra­tions for the new school year are in full swing at École de l’Ange- Gar­dien. Chil­dren four years of age by Dec. 31, 2015 are el­i­gi­ble for kinder­garten in Septem­ber 2016. To en­rol your young­ster, kindly con­tact the school.

On Jan. 28, stu­dents cel­e­brated the school’s car­ni­val by spend­ing the day tub­ing in StSau­veur.

Win­ter ac­tiv­i­ties con­tinue in Fe­bru­ary, when stu­dents will learn the in­tri­ca­cies of curl­ing in a pro­gram called Rock and Roll.

This week, the chil­dren learned more about Canada’s First Na­tions when they par­tic­i­pated in a Pow Wow on Feb. 8.

Pasta sup­per

St. Mar­garet of Scot­land parish­ioners in­vite you to their an­nual pasta sup­per at the North Lan­caster Op­ti­mist Club on Fri­day, Feb. 19. The doors open at 5 p.m. and sup­per will be served un­til 8 o’clock. On the menu will be lasagna, spaghetti, salad, and a wide va­ri­ety of de­li­cious desserts. Ad­mis­sion is payable at the door. See you there!

Wil­frid Ma­jor

What a lovely ar­ti­cle in last week’s edi­tion of

out­lin­ing the life and ac­com­plish­ments of the late Wil­frid Ma­jor. He died in the com­pany of his fam­ily at Chartwell Lan­caster on Tues­day, Jan. 26, at the age of 86. Wil­frid was a beloved fam­ily man, noted lo­cal busi­ness­man, a good neigh­bour and friend to many, as was at­tested by his largely at­tended fu­neral at St. Mar­garet of Scot­land Church in Glen Nevis on Satur­day, Jan. 30. Sin­cer­est sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to the Ma­jor fam­ily at this sad time.

So­cial notes

Feb. 1. My nephew Ryan Currier’s birth­day is on the 9th. Betty Lee Glaude and Karl Mader cel­e­brate on the 12th; Linda Four­ney, on the 13th; my cousin Jan­ice Wal­ter on the 14th; Tris­tan Lalonde on the 15th and Deirdre Cuggy on the 17th. Happy birth­day, ev­ery­one!

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This paint­ing will be raf­fled off Feb. 27.

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