Our County Correspondents
Bridge results; 1. Jack Paavila, Hugh Wilson, 2. Bruno, Thérèse Carrière, 3. Jean, Jim Campbell, 4. Gerrie Tibbals, Lorne Norman, 5. Gaetan, Monique Lascelles, 6. Hélène Leduc, Monique Lefebvre.
Here are the results of the Aug. 11 euchre party: Marcel Ranger, Jean-Lucien Larocque, Guibert Sabourin, Marcel Campeau, Jean- Guy Ouimet, Claire Paquette, Connie MacDonald, Estelle Brazeau and Pauline Bellefeuille. The door prize went to Claire Paquette and Lucille Massie. The 50/ 5- 5- 5 draw went to Lorraine Lanthier, Hélène Campeau, Berthe Larocque, Pauline Bellefeuille, Luc Périard, Margo MacRae and Gisèle Quenneville. Our next card party is Aug. 18, and the hostesses are Gisèle Quenneville and Liliane Duval.
Euchre August 12: Estelle Brazeau, Johanna Oetelaar, Dorina Massie, Betty Malpass, Jean MacLennan, Nicole Bourbonnais. The door prize went to Johanna Oetelaar, Estelle Brazeau and Jean MacLennan. The 50/5-5-5 draw went to Claire Paquette, Denny Van Loon and Margo MacRae. A reminder that our next card party is Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. For more info contact Jackie or Lisa at 613-525-4443.
A guest artist will be showing us how to transfer an image from a napkin to a wooden box. If interested, please call and reserve a spot. You also need to bring a wooden box that you will like to work with. Everything else will be supplied.
This program is offered in both French and English. Le mardi le 23 août à 18h30, Danielle Dumais, auteure de littérature pour adolescents, viendra à la bibliothèque.
We had another beautiful concert at the Grotto on Wednesday evening. It was a great show by Gracie, Billy and Maureen of the Morris Family and Simply Singing.
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 be One Man Band ( Bruno Lauzon) with magician Steven Warburton. They will be performing tonight ( August 17) from 7 to 8 p.m.) and it will be a spectacular show. You won’t want to miss it! There are only three concerts left in August. The final concert is going to be a “Country Night” Aug. 31. Donations will be matched by Scotiabank Aug. 31.
The Country Festival will be held Sept. 1-4, at the Glengarry Sports Palace. There will be campers, and many musicians to entertain you. For more info call Patrick at 613-525-3520 or 613-551-8546. Hello, folks, I wish to thank my readers who heeded my advice with regards to the fact that I needed some input from you all out there in order to provide you with some news, activities, etc. for my weekly column.
The heavens finally opened and gave us a good downpour of that much needed rain. My flowerbeds perked up and the lawn seems to have come back to life! Needless to mention that the farmers must also be very thankful. And this morning, as I write, the sun is bright, the temperature is more moderate and it seems like we are going to have some lovely summer weather yet.
However, I noticed over the weekend that the days have already started to shorten. It was dark outside at 8:30 last night!
Fr. Eric Robichaud will celebrate Mass at the St. Alexander's Cemetery in Lochiel at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. A lovely occasion to get together in prayer with friends and family. Please bring your lawn chairs, however, should it rain, Mass will be celebrated inside the church.
Let us welcome into this world, Scarlett Elizabeth Snow born in Cambridge, Aug. 13, weighing 7 lb. 4 oz. Scarlett is the baby daughter of Julie and Jon Snow and happy little sister for Stella.
The proud grandparents are Regina and Gary Snow, from Cambridge, Linda Lavigne and Yvan, from Glen Robertson, and Jean-Pierre Lavigne and Suzanne from Fassifern. Congratulations to a happy family for their new addition.
J.P. and I would like to wish a belated happy birthday to our good friend Jacques Jeaurond who celebrated Aug. 12. Happy Birthday, Jacques, and may you have health and happiness in many more years to come.
May you all have a wonderful week and make the most of each day. God Bless!
After a visit with my chiropractor, I am feeling a bit better. He succeeded in placing the bulged disc in its place but I am still walking with a limp because it still affects my leg and upper thigh. I am taking life easy and only doing what I can. I am told that this is the secret to getting better. Thank you to all who gave me encouraging words.
Birthday wishes going out to Marguerite Lajoie, a resident of Valley Gardens in Green Valley who celebrated her 95th birthday with her family July 29. She was born in 1921 on the family farm on the 7th concession of Lancaster Township. Her parents were Séraphin Brunet and Délia Léger and she was one of 12 children.
She married the late George Lajoie in 1939 at the age of 18 and had four children: Ronald, Cherrylene, Nicole, Maurice. She also has seven grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. She is a grand and beautiful lady who always has a smile on her face.
Get well wishes go out to Hélène Paquette, wife of Roland Paquette, who is a patient in the Cornwall Hospice. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
This past Sunday the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus gathered at the Alexandria Pizzeria with their spouses to enjoy a supper and to fraternize. A great time was had with Deacon Claude Brunet and the Faithful Navigator Gregory Ryan telling jokes. They had everyone laughing and then Claude sang a few songs. A delicious meal was enjoyed by all.
Deepest sympathies going out to the family of Patrick Gilles Aimé Legault, of Cornwall, who passed away accidentally last week at the age of 25.
The only child of Gilles and Roxanne (St-Jean) Legault, he also leaves his grandmother, Agathe St- Jean, his paternal grandparents Aimé and Jeannine Legault.
He will be missed by his aunts and uncles, Suzanne St- Jean (Stephen Barnhart), Jean Pierre, Robert (Suzanne) and many cousins and friends. His funeral was held Aug. 15 in the chapel of Lahaie and Sullivan in Cornwall. Roxanne is my husband’s cousin and Agathe is his aunt. Quite a tragedy.
Now that we have had a bit of rain and the weather has cooled down, I hope everyone enjoys this week and may God bless. Have a great week.
Hello, Glengarry. Wasn't it nice to hear the pitter patter of rain on the roof this past week!? Relief. I know the village hasn't quite been itself this past month. It's been too hot! I think a few of us have been feeling the pinch of late. Hopefully there is some cooler weather in our future that will encourage people to get out so we can return to our usual Summer season. Better late than never. I just hope it's not one of these never situations. Hope to see you in the village. There's a lot of good things happening here in Lancaster. Whether it's that perfect gift, groceries, or a lunch or dinner out with friends, think of us if you can. You'll be surprised what this little town has to offer.
The Salem United Church Concert Series continues on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. with the Caol Nan Gael singers.
They will be performing in both Gaelic and English and will be including songs by Robert Burns.
The evening will also have a sing-along and refreshments. A free- will offering would be appreciated.
Fish & Game
The South Lancaster Fish & Game Club will be hosting the Lake St. Francis Walleye Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 20.
It's a 7 a.m. shotgun start with two- person teams. Weigh-in is noon until 3 p.m. There will be no weigh- ins after 3 p.m.
Register for the tourney at Raisin River Marine in South Lancaster or Leroux Small Engine in Lancaster. For detailed info contact Kris Rousseau at 613- 551- 2899 or Derek Leroux at 613-930-1004.
The winner of the Game Club's 50/ 50 raffle at the Williamstown Fair this year was Ken Flaro of Cornwall. He took home $527.50.
will be hosting its third annual yard sale on Aug. 28 at the Legion in Cornwall. For details, contact Chantal at 613362-9134.
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church celebrated the 90th birthday of Hugh Grice, a long standing member of their choir this past Sunday.
Tickets are now available for St. John's 10th annual pig roast. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Jean at 613-347-1829.
Swedish Weaving will be Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Martintown Diners Club will be serving hamburger steak on Wednesday. They'll be back in Lancaster on Aug. 24 serving sweet and sour chicken. Meals on Wheels delivers Friday, Aug. 19 and Tuesday, Aug. 23. There will be Yoga 9-10 a.m. and Day Away 10: 30- 3: 30 Friday, Aug. 19. Chat Group and Bridge come together from 1-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22. Euchre will be played Tuesday, Aug. 23 1-3 pm.
James Feilders will be closing Best Impressions on September 4. He's been a pretty decent neighbour to us at the Sweet Tooth Bakery these past 14 years. May the next chapter of your life be fruitful. Thanks buddy! We will miss you.
Former resident Karen (March) Dicaire passed away August 10. Karen also lived in Green Valley and Cornwall. Condolences to the family.
Congratulations to Amanda Smith and Justin Leger who were married Saturday, August 13, with the reception being held in Maxville. Amanda is the daughter of Susan Smith of the village.
Best wishes to Sueanne Lacombe and Sean McMillan, who were married Saturday, August 6 in Maxville.
She is the daughter of Sue Lacombe and the late Norman.
The Shott farm at Baltic’s Corner is entertaining visitors -- Peggy and Ricky Jorgensen from Florida and Morgan and Larry Shott, from Edmonton.
Dorothy Couillard, Ida and Gaétane Lessard, from Valleyfield, were visitors this past week with Lucille McDonald.
It’s chic to be geek
The third annual Coticon runs Aug. 20 at the Cornwall Civic Complex and, according to organizer Annie DeRochie, who is from South Glengarry, it’s going to be the best one yet. The convention celebrates animé, video games and all things geek culture; it will feature cosplay guests, panels on photography, workshops, contests and video games. This year will be unique as it is the anniversary of two universally popular video games – The Legend of Zelda ( 30th anniversary) and Pokémon (20 years.)
ALEXANDRIA NICOLE BOURBONNAIS 613-525-1574 nbourbon[email protected] extendicare. com
LANCASTER SHAWN FOWLER 613-360-2004 newsoflancaster @ yahoo. com
GLEN ROBERTSON PATI SOUMIS 613-874-1179 pati[email protected] hotmail. com
GREEN VALLEY MARGO PEPIN 613-209-9523 margo. [email protected] xplornet. ca
GREENFIELD MARY COUTURE 613-527-2421