Our County Correspondents
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Sunday, Feb. 14, joint service, Martintown will be worshipping at 10 a.m. at St. James United Church, Avonmore.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
This painting will be raffled off Feb. 27.