The Glengarry News

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- MAGGIE DEAN 613-874--9994 deantillet­t@ hawk.igs.net NICOLE BOURBONNAI­S 613-525-1574 nbourbonna­is@ extendicar­e. com “Middle age is when your age starts to show around the middle!” - Bob Hope PATI SOUMIS 613-874-1179

Hello, Dalkeith, The weeks are just flying by! I’m feeling some form of panic about now. Not riding every day has changed how I attack the day. The garden still looks miserable as do all the crops in North Glengarry. Mind you, our neighbour, André Lanthier, has a handsome field of beans just behind our house.

From the horse’s mouth

I booked Cinderella and Robin for the Maxville Horse Show Sunday, June 26. Check out Cinderella in her halter class, around 9 a.m. Robin will do English Pleasure and Western Trail. And we should be home by lunch time. I hope we don’t melt down in extreme heat. I was lucky to have an injury and miss the Extreme Rookie Trail Class in the extreme heat last Sunday. I did, however, go and take photos of the obstacles so I could set them up at home.

Our hay is in, and it’s made dry this year. Donald unloaded the 500 bales early, three mornings in a row before going to work! And I have to tell you that the horses are not happy with my decision, to keep them off the pasture from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. So they will be eating hay all Summer, due to the drought we are having.

Rhubarbs

The Dalkeith Historical Society is hosting the ”Rhubarbs,” formerly known as the “Kilts on Fire” Monday, July 4 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. I hear they are wild and woolly and really put on a good show. Do not miss this band! Keep conserving your water, shorten up the showers and water only what’s wilting. Plants have built in reserves for conditions like this and watering confuses their pre-programmin­g.

Still collecting stamps, wool and religious items. Call me. Be good to each other and keep on smiling. I heard Gordie Howe always had a tune on his lips and a smile as big as Detroit! From Breadalban­e with love, Maggie.

Concerts in The Grotto

There will be a series of concerts held this Summer at the Grotto in Alexandria at the corner of Bishop Street and Centre Street, each Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m., featuring local talent. This area has been neglected over the years and the concerts are part of a fundraiser to restore the Grotto and trim the trees, etc.

Donations will be accepted at each concert. Everyone is welcome to bring a lawn chair and attend each concert which will be held weather permitting. Confirmed acts are The MacLeod Fiddlers, MacMaster Dancers, The Brigadoons, The Caddells & Friends and The Campbell Trio & Guests. Concerts begin Wednesday, July 6. Mark your calendars! For further informatio­n, you may contact Brian and Elizabeth Caddell at 613-3303621.

July 1 parade

The Alexandria Canada Day Parade will start at noon, leaving Elda-Rouleau School at 115 Sandfield St. South. There will be more than $1,000 in prizes; categories include most creative float, music, school spirit, animal presentati­on and most creative business. Contact Cassie to register at 613-5253208.

Centre culturel

The centre hosts its annual general meeting on Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Changes to the constituti­on and unveiling of the season program are on the agenda. For info call Nicole at 613-525-3393.

Strawberry Social

Glengarry Outreach/ Carefor Rendez-Vous Centre at 48 Elgin St. E. (upstairs from the Legion) hosts its annual strawberry social on Monday, June 27 from 12-2 p.m. For more info contact Jackie at 613-525-4443.

Bridge results

June 14; N/ S 1. Lisette Lascelles, John Bird, 2. Gaetan, Monique Lascelles, 3. Jack Paavila, Hugh Wilson. E/W 1. Bruno, Thérèse Carrière, 2. Estelle Brazeau, Sandra Lawson, 3. Jim Campbell, Gordon Snook.

Fraternité

Euchre results June 16: Marcel Campeau, Claude Robinson, Germain Ramsay, Bruno Carrière, Rita MacLennan, Marie Thérèse Théoret, Hélèna Campeau, Florence Hurtubise and Claire Paquette. The door prize went to Agathe Charbonnea­u and Marie-Thérèse Théoret. The 50/5-5-5 draw went to Claude Robinson (twice), Cécile Ménard, Della Lauber, Estelle Brazeau, Isobel MacLennan, Hélèna Campeau. Our next card party is June 23 and the host is Robert Paquette.

We have Zumba Gold every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info, call Marie-Thérèse, 613525-1496. Cribbage results June 13; 1. Jean Pierre Soumis, 2. JeanGuy Ouimet, 3. Lise Bernicky, 4. Jean- Lucien Larocque.

Alzheimer Society

The Alzheimer Society is offering “Transition to Long Term Care Series” on Thursday, July 21 from 9-12 noon. It will be held at The Palace Retirement Home, 69 St-Paul St. For more informatio­n, contact Josée at 613-932-4914, ext.. 202, or alzheimere­dcood@onemail.on.ca

Palace news

We would to thank everyone who donated stuff for our Yard Sale and buyers. All profits will go towards activities and outings. The winner of the afghan was Jenna MacPherson from Alexandria. Jenna is the granddaugh­ter Myrna MacGregor and great- granddaugh­ter of Mrs. Hazel Barker.

Football

This Friday, June 24, the Maxville Fair hosts its Annual Friday Night Lights football night and for the 6th year the KAS will be Tackling Hunger by receiving donations for the St. Vincent de Paul food bank as admission to the fair. People attending the fair Friday will be asked to donate a non-perishable food item or a minimum $2 donation. The event is held in cooperatio­n with Purolator’s Tackle Hunger program which assists food banks across the country. Maxville resident and Purolator employee Gary Martin coordinate­s the event with the fair board. Purolator donated a refurbishe­d delivery truck to our local food bank during this event last year. The food and donations collected are added to Purolators’ country-wide totals which last year surpassed the 1.4- million- pound mark. The football night has become very popular with local football fans and players. Running play-byplay over the PA system, referees microphone­d for sound and big trophies make the games an exciting experience for the young gridiron stars. Trophies are donated by Purolator.

The food bank serves about 250 families in North and South Glengarry. It was started about 25 years ago by Alexandria resident Hilda Brunet. Her husband, Claude, now leads the organizati­on.

Maxville Fair

Are you ready for the Maxville Fair? The Fair kicks off Friday, June 24 and offers a full slate of activities, sure to entertain visitors of all ages. As usual there will be a large Holstein show, 4H and horse shows including Western, English, Western Games, a horse pull, a petting zoo and a display of miniature horses. Stop by the show hall to admire the art, sewing and baking.

The agricultur­al awareness and educationa­l tent is filled with activities and displays sure to amuse along with a puppet show and reptile exhibit. There is also a midway with rides and games for all. Other events include a firemen's challenge, an ecumenical church service, Highland dancing, a baby show, antiques display and demonstrat­ion, football and food drive. There are always new ways to have fun at the fair. New features include a volleyball tournament, yoga, fit kids workout and introducti­on to Jiu Jitsu, a Chopped Glengarry Cookoff, and a scavenger hunt. Entertainm­ent features The Shiners; Roger, Uncle George and Friends; and Kilts, Riffs, and Spurs. Check out the Maxville Fair on www.maxvillefa­ir.ca for the full schedule of events and additional event informatio­n. Follow us on Facebook for updates and announceme­nts. Hope to see you at the Maxville Fair!

Calendar winners

Glengarry Curling Club calendar winners for the week of June 13: Linda McDonell, Williamsto­wn $ 20; Terry Lafleur, Moose Creek $30; Jenna Metcalf, Cambridge $ 40; Andrew Welsh, Crysler. $30; Kate VanBerkom, Vermilion, Alta. $50.

Condolence­s

Condolence­s to the Pearl and Lois Jackson and families on the loss of Dennis Jackson. Condolence­s also to Peter and Claire Ellis and families on the loss of Peter’s brother Frank John Ellis of Toronto. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Quote of the week

Hello, folks and welcome to Summer! And a hot one it has been so far! Just last week I was telling everyone not to put away the woolies as it was rather cool. As I write, we are in great need of rain. Our gardens and lawns, and not to mention the hardworkin­g farmers, would really appreciate a downpour from the heavens! Hopefully, we will get some rain in the days to come.

This past weekend had the Glen Robertson Townwide Yard Sale in full swing. People were out early as the day promised to be very hot. There was a very good turn-out and thanks to Linda Lavigne who had a lot to do with putting it all together. It was quite feastive what with Bob Bériault's music and Yvan, doing what he does best during these activities, his grillades! We were even fortunate enough to have vintage cars come and park at the site of the festivitie­s for everyone to see. And may I add that the vehicles gleamed! What a sight! Everything was perfect. Thank you, participan­ts and visitors for having made this annual activity a success. And we must also give thanks to all the volunteers!

Sunday, having been Father's Day and again a beautiful day but hot. I hope all those dads out there enjoyed having their loved ones with them to celebrate. My husband, J.P., sure was happy when our two boys, Kelly and Jonathan, showed up to spend the day with their Papa! We are truly blessed.

Happy Birthday wishes to Margaret MacCrimmon.

Also, Happy Wedding Anniversar­y to Lynda and Stéphane Bouchard, who will celebrate 20 years of union June 25. Best wishes to you both for many more to come!

The invitation is out again this year for the pilgrimage to SteAnne-de-Beaupré, July 31 and Aug. 1. The departure will take place at the Sacred Heart Church in Alexandria at 7:30 a. m., at St- Martin- de- Tours Church in Glen Robertson at 7:45 a.m. Please reserve by June 22 by calling Colette Vachon at 613-874-2291 or Edna Lalonde at 613-525-3789.

I wish to make mention that I am open and very receptive for any suggestion­s, news of all kinds and any comments that you wish to be published in my column, however, please email or telephone not earlier than 9 a.m. and not later than 9 p.m. Thanking you all in advance to respect the latter.

And in closing my, “Always laugh when you can. It's cheaper than medicine.”

And I found the following in my mother's precious book of quotes: “Yesterday is but a memory, tomorrow an unchartere­d course, so live today so it will be a memory without remorse.” Have a wonderful week and God bless!

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