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The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - PATI SOUMIS 613-874-1179 INEZ FRANKLIN 613-347-7666 [email protected] hot­mail. com “Your ex­pres­sion is the most im­por­tant thing you can wear.” – Sid Ascher. SHAWN FOWLER 613-360-2004 new­soflan­caster @ ya­hoo. com

An­other ' do- gooder' from Glen Robert­son is Spencer Lordz. Con­grats, Spencer, on your ac­com­plish­ments in the world of sports. We wish you well and who knows, maybe the Olympics in the near fu­ture?

And in clos­ing, I would like to leave you with a few good quotes....”Life al­ways gives you a sec­ond chance. It's called to­mor­row” and “Nu­ture your mind with great thoughts. To be­lieve in the heroic makes he­roes.”

Have a won­der­ful week, Folks and re­mem­ber to fol­low your dreams. God Bless!

Bri­gadoons con­cert

Labour Day week­end be­hind us means au­tumn be­fore us. As al­ways, the cal­en­dar is quickly fill­ing up with ac­tiv­i­ties.

One event which no-one will want to miss is The Bri­gadoons con­cert at St. Finnan’s Cathe­dral on Fri­day, Oct. 14 at 7: 30p. m. Hosted by the Glen­garry Fen­ci­bles Trust, the event prom­ises to be the high­light of the fall sea­son.

Con­cert tick­ets at just $ 20 each are now avail­able at Auld Kirk­town in South Lan­cas­ter, and at the Caisse Pop­u­laire in Alexan­dria. Pa­trons of The Fen­ci­bles Trust’s spring gala fundraiser will re­mem­ber that those tick­ets sold light­ning fast. Don’t de­lay in se­cur­ing your spot for the up­com­ing con­cert!

All pro­ceeds from the evening will go to­wards the on­go­ing restora­tion and ren­o­va­tion of the his­toric Bishop’s House in St. Raphael’s, which the Glen­garry Fen­ci­bles Trust was fi­nally able to pur­chase in March 2016, af­ter years of persistent ef­forts. Since then, Trust mem­bers’ and vol­un­teers’ en­thu­si­as­tic work on the grounds and gar­dens have made a huge dif­fer­ence to the look of the prop­erty. It is lovely to know that the Bishop’s House is re­ceiv­ing the at­ten­tion it de­serves. Check out the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion on fu­ture plans for this com­mu­nity jewel, at www. bish­op­shouse.ca

Memo­rial Ser­vice

The con­gre­ga­tion of St. An­drew’s United (the Round Church) in Dal­housie Mills will gather for its an­nual Memo­rial Ser­vice on Sun­day, Sept. 18 at 11:15 a.m. Re­fresh­ments will be served af­ter the ser­vice. The com­mu­nity is cor­dially in­vited to at­tend.

Safety pro­gram

ADC Al Ben­son ad­vises lo­cal res­i­dents that South Glen­garry’s Fire Ser­vice is plan­ning a door-to-door cam­paign to alert home­own­ers to the dangers of car­bon monox­ide. On Sept. 24, vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers will visit res­i­dences along High­way 34 to Pineview Cres­cent and in the vil­lage of Green Val­ley be­tween 9 a.m. and noon. On Oct. 1, they will call at homes in Lan­cas­ter Heights.

If res­i­dents should have ques­tions or con­cerns about their smoke alarms, they can dis­cuss them with the fire­fight­ers when they visit. Also, a spe­cific date for the in­spec­tion of smoke alarms can be ar­ranged by email at sgsta­[email protected]­hoo.ca

Trav­els

Lu­cie and Yvon Du­mouchel of St. Raphael’s, with more than 20 mem­bers of the Du­mouchel fam­ily, spent from Aug. 17- 27 in Scot­land. The im­pe­tus for their trip was the wed­ding of Ni­cole Valade, daugh­ter of Des­neiges Du­mouchel and the late Edgar Valade, to Alan Tay­lor of Scot­land.

The wed­ding took place at Fin­gask Cas­tle in Perth. It’s an im­pos­ing ed­i­fice, dat­ing back to 1584. Guests spent three days at Fin­gask, ac­com­mo­dated in stone cot­tages on the cas­tle grounds. Ac­cord­ing to Lu­cie, the wed­ding was mag­i­cal.

The weather was beau­ti­ful, and re­mained so for the du­ra­tion of their ten-day hol­i­day. The Du­mouchels vis­ited Dundee, St. An­drew’s, El­gin, Crieff, Glen­garry and Glas­gow. A high­light was the spec­tac­u­lar Ed­in­burgh Tat­too.

The trav­ellers had such fun that plans for the next fam­ily gath­er­ing are al­ready in the works.

Wel­come home, Lu­cie and Yvon! Con­grat­u­la­tions to the new­ly­weds.

Social notes

Jen­nifer Han­charuk of Sioux Look­out vis­ited her daugh­ter Leah in Ot­tawa for five days in late Au­gust. Com­ing east to St. Elmo, she stayed ten days at her sis­ter Eileen Franklin’s home. Ever en­er­getic, Jen spent her time help­ing out where needed, vis­it­ing rel­a­tives and stop­ping in at lo­cal spots of in­ter­est. Last Fri­day, she set off once more from Sioux Look­out; this time on a five-day ca­noe trip start­ing on the Root River, head­ing south through Lac Seul and to De­cep­tion Land­ing.

On the birth­day ros­ter this week are Eileen Franklin and Carol Har­ri­son on Sept. 12, Mal­lory Franklin on the 17th, and Tom McDonell, Bruce Wheatcroft and Sheila Camp­bell, all of whom cel­e­brate on Sept. 18. Many happy re­turns of the day!

Bre­abach

The Small Halls Con­cert presents Scot­tish five- piece Bre­abach at St. James Catholic Church on Satur­day, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. This band’s thrilling and unique brand of con­tem­po­rary folk mu­sic has earned them in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion. Tick­ets avail­able online or at the door.

Roast beef din­ner

St. James an­nual roast beef din­ner takes place this Sun­day, Sept. 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Maxville Sports Com­plex. The cost for adults is $15, $6 for chil­dren aged 6 -12 years and chil­dren 5 and younger are free.

Cal­en­dar win­ners

Glen­garry Curl­ing Club cal­en­dar win­ners for the week of Sept. 5/16 in­clude Dale Helmer, New­ing­ton $ 100; Au­drey Fusee, Moose Creek $30; Anita Welsh, Maxville $ 40; Bob Pa­que­tte, Glen Robert­son $30; Wil­fred Michaud, Maxville $20.

100 years young

On Satur­day, Sept. 17, Agnes Camp­bell”s fam­ily is invit­ing ev­ery­one to at­tend a birth­day cel­e­bra­tion for her at the Met­calfe Cen­ter from 2-4 p.m.

Quote of the week

Hi all. I hope things are set­tling down for all those who've been try­ing to iron out the last wrin­kles in get­ting the kids back to school. I hate to ad­mit this, but over the past few evenings, we've had to throw a jacket on as we con­tem­plate the world from our front porch. Hard to be­lieve the sum­mer has come and gone. Sum­mer 2016 will be one I re­mem­ber for the rest of my life. Thank you to all he spe­cial peo­ple in my life who made it hap­pen.

Green Thumbs

Brian Hen­der­son, of Up­per Canada Vil­lage, will be speak­ing at the Green Thumb So­ci­ety's up­com­ing meet­ing. It will be up­stairs at the Char-Lan Recre­ation Cen­tre in Wil­liamstown on Sept. 26. Brian will be talk­ing about Her­itage Seeds and how to har­vest seeds from your own gar­den. Ad­mis­sion is free. Re­fresh­ments will be served. For ad­di­tional info, con­tact Ray­lene Goul­der at 613 347 3838.

St. An­drew’s

The chil­dren of St. An­drew's Pres­by­te­rian Church started Sun­day School on a pos­i­tive note this past Sun­day with a wel­come back party. Twenty chil­dren, in­clud­ing some fresh faces, en­joyed a morn­ing of fun, games and learn­ing. The men’s group hosted a con­gre­ga­tional bar­be­cue fol­low­ing the ser­vice. Thanks to Christo­pher and Dun­can Fer­gu­son for cook­ing the hot dogs and burg­ers to per­fec­tion. Reg­u­lar Sun­day School classes be­gin Sun­day, Sept. 18. The church will be us­ing the award win­ning Deep Blue Kids Cur­ricu­lum. It's a resource for chil­dren which in­cludes ad­ven­ture, Bi­ble sto­ries, science ex­per­i­ments, arts and crafts, an­i­mated video story telling and ac­tive games. All chil­dren from the com­mu­nity are al­ways wel­come to at­tend. For de­tails con­tact Rev. Ian MacMil­lan at 613-931-2545.

Cooper Marsh

Come and join the Cooper Marsh Con­ser­va­tors for their an­nual wine and cheese social on Oct. 2 from 2-4 p.m. The event will fea­ture Glen­garry Fine Cheese and Glen­garry Choco­late Fac­tory. The event will be hosted at Cooper Marsh Vis­i­tor Cen­tre which is lo­cated at 20020 County Rd. 2 in South Lan­cas­ter. Cost is $25. A tax re­ceipt will be is­sued for a por­tion of the cost of the ticket. Con­tact Mike Che­grinec at 613935- 3301 or mike.Che­[email protected]

Out­reach

Din­ers Club will be serv­ing chicken fin­gers and ap­ple pie on Sept. 14. Mart­in­town will be serv­ing roast beef on Sept. 21. There will be Ther­a­bands 9-10 am, Tole Paint­ing 1-3 pm and Fam­ily Physio at 3:15 on Thurs­day, Sept. 15. Meals on Wheels de­liv­ers Sept. 16 and 20. There will be Yoga 9-10 am and Day Away 10:30-3:30 on Fri­day. Sept. 16. There's Chat Group and Bridge on Sept. 19 1- 3: 30. The van goes to Corn­wall on Tues­day, Sept. 20. There will also be Ther­a­bands 9-10 am, Euchre 13 pm and Fam­ily Physio at 3: 15 that day. Swedish Weav­ing is at 6: 30 pm on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 21.

TD Tree Day

TD Canada Trust and the Raisin Re­gion Con­ser­va­tion Au­thor­ity will be host­ing the 6th an­nual TD Tree Days event on Sept. 18 at Gray's Creek Con­ser­va­tion Area. Par­tic­i­pants will be help­ing plant 600 trees and are asked to bring a re­us­able wa­ter bot­tle. Lunch will be pro­vided. If in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing, reg­is­ter at www.tdtree­days.com. Re­serve ASAP for a TD Tree Days tshirt. For more info or help reg­is­ter­ing, con­tact Angie at anti.grav­[email protected] or call 613-662-7162.

Wild Rose Or­ganic Farm was the guest speaker. She talked about grow­ing tra­di­tional or­ganic prod­ucts such as veg­eta­bles and spe­cial­ized items such as kale and herbs. Or­ganic farm­ing is labour in­ten­sive. She wisely told us to feed the soil, not the plants. With good soil, the plants will grow well. We also learned about the use of Ma­son Bees and Leaf Cut­ter Bees which can be very use­ful in or­ganic gar­den­ing.

San­dra Jarvo gave us an up­date about the pe­ti­tion for the much needed re­pairs to the roads in Mart­in­town. Many mem­bers have signed.

Af­ter our short business meet­ing, 50/50 draw and a draw for a beau­ti­ful bird­house, a de­li­cious lunch and social gath­er­ing was en­joyed by ev­ery­one.

Our next meet­ing will take place on Oct. 5. Annemarie Col­lard will talk about Com­pan­ion Plant­ing.

All res­i­dents of Mart­in­town are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in the Thanks­giv­ing/ Hal­loween dec­o­rat­ing con­test dur­ing the week of Oct. 3. Please con­tact Carolyn Hick­man at 613-9360344 to reg­is­ter.

Septem­ber in­spi­ra­tion: Plan care­fully for the fu­ture: trees are the lungs of our planet, and au­tumn is a per­fect time to plant many of them.

Park com­mit­tee

Mark your cal­en­dars for the Thanks­giv­ing Bingo com­ing Sun­day, Oct. 3. Turkey and ham will be on the menu.

The park com­mit­tee will once again be do­ing a NHL hockey draft so get your think­ing caps on and pick up a form from Ja­son at K.Cee’s and pick your NHL play­ers.

We are also work­ing on a fundrais­ing curl­ing bon­spiel, more in­for­ma­tion to come later.

Hello Folks, As I write on this beau­ti­ful Septem­ber morn­ing, I can­not help but be thank­ful for ev­ery­thing I have - health, the love of my fam­ily and ev­ery­thing one needs to lead a life of plenty! I told you Septem­ber is my most fa­vorite month! JP...

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