Our County Correspondents
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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...