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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.