County Cor­re­spon­dents

The Glengarry News - - Health, Beauty, Fitness, Nutrition - NICOLE BOUR­BON­NAIS 613-525-1574 nbour­bon­[email protected] ex­ten­di­care. com Sk8fest will be start­ing at 11 a.m. Au­gust 13 at the Glen­garry Sports Palace, Alexan­dria. For info: www.sk8fest.com MARY COU­TURE 613-527-2421 Au­drey O’Brien from London, On­tario, and Judy Cev

Bridge

Bridge Aug. 2: N/S 1. Monique Le­feb­vre, Hélène Le­duc, 2. Homer Grant, John Bird, 3. Bruno, Thérèse Car­rière. E/W 1. Jim, Jean Campbell, 2. Ger­rie Tib­bals, Lorne Nor­man, 2. Madeleine The­o­ret, Gra­cia Séguin.

Grotto con­certs

We had another beau­ti­ful con­cert at the Grotto Wed­nes­day evening. It was a great show by Tr­isha DeCoeur, Peter Ko­lada, David MacPhee & Fid­dlers. If you have not made it to any con­certs you must try to make it out on Wed­nes­day evenings. It is a beau­ti­ful set­ting and there is lots of shade! This week’s con­cert will fea­ture “Gra­cie, Billy & Mau­reen of the Mor­ris Fam­ily” and the “Sim­ply Singing” choir. They will be per­form­ing tonight (Aug. 10) from 7-8 p.m. and it will be a spec­tac­u­lar show. You won’t want to miss it! There are only four con­certs left in Au­gust. The final con­cert is go­ing to be a “Coun­try Night” Au­gust 31 so get ready with your cow­boy hats and boots! Do­na­tions will be matched by Sco­tia­bank Aug. 31.

Fra­ter­nité

Euchre Au­gust 4; Mar­cel Ranger, Gil­bert Sabourin, Bruno Car­rière, Jean-Lu­cien Larocque, Thérèse Car­rière, He­lena Cam­peau, Gisèle Bour­gon, Con­nie MacDon­ald and Claire Pa­que­tte. The door prize went to Claude Robin­son and Pauline Valade. The 50/5-5-5 draw went to Lu­cille Massie (twice), MarieThérè­se The­o­ret, Jean-Lu­cien Larocque, Berthe Larocque and Bruno Car­rière. Our next card party is Au­gust 11 and the hosts are Rita and Jean-Guy Car­rière.

Palace news

July 25 we played bingo in the af­ter­noon; in the evening we played cards. Tues­day, we made straw­berry sun­daes in the af­ter­noon. Wed­nes­day we played a guess­ing game with fruits. We cov­ered our eyes and guess what fruit it was. It was a great af­ter­noon and we had lots of fun. Thurs­day we had the birth­day party of the month. A beau­ti­ful black for­est cake was served with ice cream. We would like to thank Margo and Fred for the nice af­ter­noon. Fri­day we played sand­bags. The win­ners were Michel Bour­bon­nais, Mary Van Loon and Denny Van Loon. Satur­day we played Ra­dio Bingo. Sun­day we had the so­cial hour and we had ice cream cones. Mon­day, we played bingo in the af­ter­noon and played cards af­ter. Tues­day euchre win­ners were Jean-Guy Car­rière, Ar­lene Munro, Estelle Brazeau, Michel Bour­bon­nais, Con­nie MacDon­ald, Colombe Ray­mond and Alice Lapen­sée. The door prize went to Con­nie MacDon­ald and the 50/5-5-5 draw went to Denny Van Loon (twice), Ilma Le­gault and Luc Péri­ard. In the evening we watched a movie. Wed­nes­day we did crafts with Sylvie and in the evening we went to the Grotto con­cert. Thurs­day af­ter­noon, we watched a movie and re­fresh­ments were served. Fri­day, we played sand­bags in the af­ter­noon. In the evening a few ladies had a man­i­cure done with Liane. Fri­day we played Ra­dio Bingo.

Sum­mer Beauty Gala

Come and en­joy a bar­be­cue and a bake sale at Shop­pers Drug Mart, 320 Main Alexan­dria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Au­gust 13. Book Now for a free makeover! Call Kim at 613-525-2525. This is a fundraiser for our Glen­garry Memo­rial Hospi­tal, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with La Journée de la femme Alexan­dria.

Sk8fest Li­brary news

The Sum­mer read­ing pro­gram is in full swing. There is an English group on Thurs­days at 10:30 a.m. and a French group at 1 p.m. It's never too late to join! The last day will be Aug. 25. Tech Tues­day will be avail­able for any­one need­ing help with down­load­ing free eBooks and free Au­dio­books from the li­brary. Start­ing at 10, Dar­lene will be glad to as­sist you with your tech­no­log­i­cal li­brary needs!

Care­for

A re­minder that there will be a euchre party at the Care­for Glen­garry Outreach Au­gust 12 at 1 p.m. For more info con­tact Jackie or Lisa at 613-525-4443.

Hello all! Made it home from Matane in one piece. My fa­therin-law and I had quite a two-day whirl­wind tour. The weather was per­fect, the views were spec­tac­u­lar and the com­pany was more than fair. It was nice see­ing how happy he was show­ing me the town that he grew up in. A lot of changes ex­cept for the land­scapes and hospi­tal­ity. A lot of rem­i­nisc­ing. Re­turned more ex­hausted than when we left.

Plowed through a busy week at the bak­ery and then straight into the busiest week­end of the year in Wil­liamstown. Our kids sure had a great time. We crammed it all in. Break­fast sand­wiches at the fire de­part­ment booth to lemon­ade out of a gi­ant le­mon on wheels, face-paint­ing to the fish pond in the mid­way. They cov­ered ev­ery inch of the grounds with the rest of the county! I just love see­ing the looks on their faces when they are hav­ing a good time. Un­in­hib­ited joy. It re­ally is price­less and not in the Master­Card kinda way. Un­til next year all you weary, bleary-eyed par­ents. May the up­com­ing week­end be one of rest and re­lax­ation.

Con­do­lences

Our thoughts go out to the en­tire fam­ily of Mary MacDon­ald who passed July 30. Mary was at one time a reg­u­lar at the Sweet Tooth. She'd some­times stroll down to see us for some good­ies af­ter her af­ter­noon se­ri­als. Even though she moved to Maxville Manor a few years ago, there was al­ways a fam­ily mem­ber who would keep us in the loop on how she was keep­ing. As far as sweet lit­tle old ladies are con­cerned, she was the tops! We will, like the rest of this town, re­mem­ber her fondly. God speed Mary.

Outreach

Lan­caster Din­ers Club will be serv­ing salmon in le­mon sauce on Au­gust 10 and Mart­in­town will be serv­ing ham­burger steak on Au­gust 17. There will be a Foot Care Clinic in Lan­caster Au­gust 11. Meals on Wheels de­liv­ers Au­gust 12 and Day Away runs 10:30-3:30 on Fri­day. Chat group and Bridge con­vene Mon­day, Au­gust 15, 1-3:30. The van goes to Corn­wall Tues­day, Au­gust 16. Meals on Wheels de­liv­ers and euchre will be played 1-3 pm that day. There will be Swedish Weav­ing at 6:30 p.m. Au­gust 17.

His­tory

Green­field’s only re­mem­bered mil­i­tary fu­neral took place in De­cem­ber, 1933. An­gus Katie MacDon­ald, Archie Hughie Wil­liam McDonell, Roy McDonell, Don­ald Kip­pen and Johnny Alex Ste­wart piped the re­mains of Sgt. Maj. Rod R. MacDon­ald from his home through the vil­lage to a fu­neral mass. Serv­ing with the 21st Bat­tal­ion, he had been se­verely wounded at the Bat­tle of Cam­brai in 1918.

Rocky legacy

Stone boats were al­most a ne­ces­sity on most farms in much of the par­ish. But not even the best of in­ten­tions have been able to re­move the stones that seem to “grow” here. Of note are two fields, one at County Road 34 and the 5th of Kenyon, and the other at County Road 25 and the 4th Con­ces­sion. They were prob­a­bly de­posited as the glaciers melted and with­drew thou­sands of years ago.

Visi­tors

Ot­tawa, at­tended the High­land Games.

The Bar­tons en­ter­tained the McCuaig fam­ily from Cal­gary.

The 50-50 win­ners for July -Ray Sch­warz, who cel­e­brated his birth­day Au­gust 5.

Re­mem­ber tonight (Au­gust 10) from 7 to 8 p.m. the Mor­ris fam­ily en­ter­tains at the Alexan­dria grotto.

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