The Glengarry News
Hello, Glengarry. Best wishes from Lancaster as the dog days of Summer are now hopefully setting in. It's been a little somber here at the Sweet Tooth Bakery lately. We lost a member of our extended family last week. Monique Major was more than a regular here. She was the last of a trio of ladies we affectionately called The Three Witches. Cheryl Cameron, who passed a number of years ago, Diane Robson, who passed this spring and Monique, The Three Witches, were members of a pretty elite crew here at the bakery known as the Breakfast Club.
Its numbers vary from day to day and we have had a number of them come and go throughout the years. However, this latest loss has been a real tough one to swallow. We will certainly miss her and husband, Russy, nattering at one another across the table, her laugh (which was always genuine) and her ability to never, ever mince words. I will also miss the way she beamed when my daughters would climb up beside her for a morning round of Angry Birds on her tablet. Like her or not, she was a member of our little family and we will miss her. It's sometimes hard to explain to people how or why we get so attached to some of our regulars. They become family and it leaves a pretty empty spot in our hearts and at our table when they go.
I hope they have a casino wherever you are, Monique, and I hope you brought that horseshoe of yours! We're sure gonna miss you.
The annual Kids Fishing Derby will be back at the Wharf in South Lancaster on Saturday, July 2. Children ages 6-8 will fish from 910 a.m., ages 9-11 from 10-11 a.m. and ages 12-15 from 11 until noon. Rods and worms will be provided. There is also a barbecue lunch and prizes available. To register call Shawna at 613-551-5595. Please bring a non-perishable food item for our local food bank. A huge thanks to Raisin River Marine and all the sponsors that have helped make this opportunity happen.
The Lancaster Knights of Columbus, Council 8715, hosts its annual yard sale this weekend. If you have items to donate, please drop them off at the St. Joseph's Parish Hall on Oak St. June 22 or June 23 between 2 and 8 p.m. They are accepting toys, clothing, electronics, books, household items, sporting goods and furniture. The sale is open for business at the hall Friday, June 24 from 16 p.m., Saturday, June 25 from 8-3 and Sunday, June 26 9 until noon. All proceeds are donated to K of C Charities. For info call Michel Bordeau at 613-347-3281.
Creg Quay sale
Creg Quay hosts its annual community garage sale on Saturday, June 25. The sale will include many of the 100 homes located at Creg Quay and the Rec Centre will be hosting a fundraiser Yard/Bake Sale. The day starts at 8 a.m. Creg Quay is located about six km east of Lancaster on the South Service Rd. at Sam McLeod Rd.
Lancaster Diners Club will be serving roast chicken on June 22 and Shepherds Pie and salad on June 29. Therabands is on June 23 9-10 a.m. There will be Foot Care Clinic, Meals on Wheels, Yoga 910 a.m. and Day Away 10:30-3:30 on Friday, June 24. Wellness Clinic will be made a available June 27. The Strawberry Social is also Monday 1-3 p.m. Meals on Wheels delivers Tuesday, June 28. There will also be Therabands 910 a.m., Foot Care Clinic and Euchre 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday.
June 27 1-3 p.m. The Centre is located at 20 Victoria St. in Lancaster.
There will be a birthday party for Carol Edwards on Sunday, June 26 1-4 p.m. The very active Carol is turning 80 and will be celebrating with family and friends just outside Williamstown on Langmuir Farm at 5492 Ross Road. Happy birthday, Carol! Please God, stay out of trouble and get old Stone Face to crack a smile, would ya?
Roy & Cher’s Rescue
Roy & Cher's Animal Rescue will be hosting a spaghetti & magic night featuring Ryan Lalonde on Friday, June 24 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Cornwall. Supper will be served from 5-7 p.m. with the magic to follow. Tickets are $20 each and $10 each for kids 10 and under. If you'd like to purchase a ticket call Chantal at 613-362-9134.
St. John’s Anglican
The St. John's Yard/Bake Sale will be June 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. All are welcome to come and browse for that perfect item or purchase some home baked goods.
Rev. Peter Barkway will handle the Communion Service at St. John the Evangelist on June 26 at 9 a.m. Chris Clark will lead a Morning Prayer Service on July 3 at 9 a.m.
Salem Summer Series
The Summer Concert Series at Salem United Church welcomes the McLeod Fiddlers and their high energy youth entertainers on Sunday, July 3 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Cost of admission is a free will offering. Contact Gary at 613-9358179 for details.
Happy birthday goes out to Carter David who turned 3 on June 17, Ron Doonan who celebrates on June 22, Reilly Doonan who will be 6 on June 23 and “Papi” on June 27.
The Lancaster Optimists invite you to their annual July 1 celebrations at Charlottenburgh Park. Their will be food, activities and fireworks. Come and enjoy the day with friends and family. Hope to see you there.
SS # 18 will be having a reunion on July 1 at Munro's Mills. The party starts at 1 p.m. and ends when the cows come home. The event will be located at "The Barn" located at 18960 Munro's Mills Rd. Bring a picnic supper, drinks and lawn chairs. It's a family friendly event. Call 613-347-3605 for details.
Village yard sale
July 16. Vendors are asked to get permission from property owners before setting up.
St. Andrew’s United (the Round Church) in Dalhousie Mills will celebrate its 175th anniversary this Sunday, June 26, at 11:15 a.m. The Reverend Jim Thompson will lead the service. Everyone is most cordially welcome to join the congregation in celebrating this important milestone in the Round Church’s history. Congratulations, from everyone in the community.
Janice McLeod has been one busy woman over the past few weeks.
One Friday in mid-May, she was spending a leisurely morning with her daughter, Krissy Sibley, at the Coleman family cottage in Carleton Place. Krissy’s second child was expected in a week or two, and Janice had spent the previous few days helping her with two-year-old Harry. Krissy’s husband Chris, a medical doctor in Ottawa, was off that weekend, so Janice thought she’d head home to North Lancaster to spend the weekend with her husband, Ian. Baby had other ideas, though; before the afternoon was over Krissy was heading off to the hospital.
Gibson Christopher Sibley made his world debut the next day, on Saturday, May 22, 2016. Congratulations!
Janice stayed in Ottawa for a few more days to help with Harry while Krissy and Chris got the baby home and settled, and then she came back to North Lancaster to get ready for her next adventure.
Karrie McLeod, Janice and Ian’s youngest daughter, is undertaking her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Western University in London, Ontario. She was offered a summer internship with Genetech, a biotech pharmaceutical company, in San Francisco, California.
Karrie and Janice flew down to San Francisco in late May. Once they had settled Karrie into her Pacific Heights apartment, the two women spent the rest of the week playing tourist in the beautiful coastal city. They went on two bicycle tours, cycling right through a Donald Trump rally during one of them. They visited Alcatraz prison, walked for miles, and generally got to know the lay of the land.
Karrie began work for her internship the first week of June. Janice flew from San Francisco to Calgary, where she stayed a few days with her other two daughters. Kelsey and Sheldon Blais, who were married this past January, are living and working in the city. Katie and her friend Drew recently purchased a rural property, so Janice had a chance to see their new holdings.
Returning to Ottawa on June 10, Janice popped in to visit the Sibleys once more before heading home to Ian and a busy weekend getting ready for and working at the Glen Nevis Social. Welcome back!
School’s almost out. If your kids are looking to travel during their summer holidays, how about a quick trip to Norway? Okay, it’s just for pretend, but it’ll still be fun!
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in South Lancaster is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School on July 4, 5 and 6 from 8:45 a.m. ‘til 12 noon. The theme is A Trip to Norway. This non-denominational program is open to all children aged 4 to 12 years.
Participants will begin each morning by listening to stories about Daniel. Afterwards, there will be themed arts and crafts, activities, outdoor games, and delicious snacks. The Vacation Bible School culminates with a family picnic on the last day. It’s free to join, so bring a friend. Daily registration takes place at the door.
Bon voyage, or as they say in Norway, god reise!
Congratulations to Marie-Rose and Adrien Quenneville of Glen Norman on the safe arrival of their third child. Hugo JeanBaptiste was born on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. He is the youngest member of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, and a welcome one he is. Big brothers Cedric and Felix are delighted with their baby brother, and look forward to his baptism in July.
The Sibley family’s first road trip after Gibson’s safe arrival was to the Glen Nevis Social on June 12. Krissy tended to the baby while Chris was on the go with Harry. Harry’s a frequent visitor at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, and he was quite at home, exploring every inch of the Social and thoroughly enjoying the day’s activities. The rest of us loved hearing him talk about his baby brother, and meeting Gibson.
Celebrating this week are Ian McLeod on June 18; Yvonne McDonell on the 23rd, and Diane Roy, on the 28th. Best wishes to all! Happy birthday.