Results for Party Bridge for Monday, February 15: 1) Sandy Robertson, 2) Carmen Hunting, 3) Don Darling.
St. Andrew’s United Church, Martintown Service will be at the Community Centre in Martintown Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. with guest preacher, Merle Marjerrison.
Reminder of the free snowshow outing at Summerstown Trails February 25 at 10:30 a.m. It will start at the trails parking lot off County Rd. 27 and continue for 60 to 90 minutes on the groomed and wooded trails. Don't worry if you don’t have much experience as the groomed trail provides a comfortable start for beginners while still offering a challenge to experienced trekkers. If you need to rent shoes, they are available for $6 per pair. For more information please contact Lise Proulx at 613-930-0931.
Also bowling and dinner Feb. 27 at Olympia Bowl at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 5: 30 at Eastside Mario’s.
The Martintown and District Horticultural Society held its first meeting of the year Feb. 3. A delicious potluck dinner was served. Sandra Mitchell gave a very interesting presentation on “Lasagna gardening.” Winners for the St. Valentine's attire were John Smith and Yvonne Besner. The winner of the great door prize was Claudia Jones. Many attendees left with a beautiful mini rose plant.
All are welcome to attend the next meeting March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Martintown Community Centre. The guest speaker will be Stephen Burgess, of Honey from the Glen, who will talk about beekeeping and how to attract bees to your garden.
Thomas Herbert Schofield, of Cornwall, formerly of Martintown, passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, February 17 at the age of 88. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Marion Schofield (née Harnum), four children; Derrick (Nancy), Kurt ( Debbie), Brian (Donna) and Karen (Kevin), and eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild arriving in July.
Jenni Spazuk and Andrew Giroux would like to wish their son John Giroux a very happy 16th birthday. John will be cele- brating tomorrow on the 25th and I hope you have a great day.
Station #2 13th Annual
The Martintown Firefighters Association holds its 13th annual fundraising breakfast March 6 at the Community Centre from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be eggs, bacon, ham, sausage and much more. For more information please contact Rod Kenny at 613-528-4907.
4-H is beginning to buzz with activity. The following clubs are presently taking registrations. North Junior calf club Warren MacIntosh, 613-527-5355; South Junior calf club Laura MacMillan at 613-525-0986 and Senior dairy club Jennifer Fraser at [email protected]net.ca or 613-525-3129.
Please note that a minimum if six members is required to start a club so let your friends know! Members must also between the ages of 9-21 (as of Jan. 1) to participate in a club. If you are interested in seeing a specific club start please let me know and we will do our best to make it happen!
Glengarry 4-H will be holding their annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m. at the farm of Warren and Trudy MacIntosh. All are welcome to attend.
The Ottawa Valley Farm Show will be starting shortly.
Any members who submitted entries in any of the fairs in 2015 are eligible to enter the Ottawa show. Please contact me for more information on how to submit your entries if you have not already provided them to me. The Farm Show runs March 8-10 inclusive.
The Glengarry 4-H Association is pleased to announce that our ever- popular fundraiser of freshly frozen fruit has come to a completion.
Thank you to all of you who ordered berries to support our youth initiatives.
Please note that the delivery date will be Tuesday, March 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the arena in Alexandria.
Another huge thank you goes out to everyone who attended our first annual 4-H fundraising brunch.
It was very uplifting to see many familiar faces and connect with the community.
That’s it for this week’s column. Stayed tuned for more 4-H news next week.
Salutations, Glengarry. All the best from Lancaster. Now, I've never seen a line-up to get into the Lancaster Legion until this past Sunday. I will assume the fundraiser for Randy Robertson went well! My family and I headed over at 5 p.m. and quickly squeezed our way through the side door and popped out the front door like sardines from a can. Didn't even see Randy and we walked right past him. Kudos to everyone who organized and donated and helped and cooked. It was a great evening and I know Randy and his family were pretty darned touched by the outpouring of support from this little town. Heck, former resident Chalkmaster Dave even chipped in with some of his artwork all the way from Halifax. Great job to everyone who's been keeping an eye on Randy.
The sincerest of sympathies goes out to all those who knew and loved Charmaine Andrews. Her passing left a big hole in a lot of hearts in Glengarry this past week. Our condolences to Jim, Kaytlin, Jordan, Erika and the whole family for your loss.
There will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser in support of the 2016 Glengarry Home Build on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event runs from 5- 10 p. m. at the Lancaster Legion. Tickets are available at the Lancaster Legion, Henderson's Grocery and at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Bonville.
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church is pleased to be hosting the World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. The service titled “Receive Children. Receive Me” was prepared by women from Cuba. The World Day of Prayer began in Canada and the US in 1922 and is now observed in 170 countries. The ecumenical service welcomes people from all faiths to participate. This is a time of renewing friendships and enjoying fellowship.
St. John's annual Vestry meeting will be held following the morning service on Sunday, March 6. A chilli lunch will follow.
Diners Club will be serving roast beef on Wednesday, Feb. 24 and chicken fingers on March 2. There will be Therabands 9-10 a.m. and tole painting 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25. Feb. 26: foot care clinic, Meals on Wheels, yoga 9-10 and Day Away 10:30-3:30. There will be chat group and Bridge from 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 29. March 1 has the van to Cornwall in the morning, Meals on Wheels, Therabands 9- 10 a. m. and Euchre 1-3 p.m.
The Williamstown Green Thumbs will be starting their new season off with a potluck dinner on Feb. 29. The group welcomes all newcomers and members to the Char-Lan Arena in Williamstown at 6 p.m. for apéritifs. Dinner will begin at 7. Guest speakers for the evening will be master gardeners Fred and Frieda Deschamps. Members and guests are reminded to bring their own plates, cups, wine glasses and cutlery. Members are also asked to bring their annual dues. They are $12 per person or $18 per couple. Make sure to bring your dues in an envelope complete with name, address, postal code, phone number and email address. For additional info call Raylene Goulder at 613-347-3838 or Susan Ramsey at 613-3472203.
Get well, Mom
In 22 years, my mother has never missed a day of work at the bakery because she was too sick or too tired, until this past Monday. A couple trips to the hospital even. Which worries me because she is the most stubborn person I know. Keep Gail in your thoughts everyone. She deserves some time off, but not like this. Get well soon, Mom. I hope I can keep up to the butter tarts for you. Please God, let me keep up to the butter tarts.
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