Our County Correspondents
Glengarry Curling Club calendar winners for the week of Sept. 12 include Roxborough Telephone Co, Moose Creek $30; Frank Joyal, Long Sault $40; Henny Lacroix, Apple Hill $ 20; Marc DeRepentigny, Maxville $ 30; Betti Nutt, Whitby $20.
The Maxville and District Horticulture September meeting will be held Sept. 21 at 6:30 at the Maxville Complex. The guest speaker will be the Backyard Peddler from Martintown. The Backyard Peddler will demonstrate how to distress, care for and paint older items to give them life again. She will also bring some of her articles to sell. Members are reminded that this month they are encouraged to bring entries for 1) a fall arrangement using fall flowers and foliage: 2) an arrangement in an antique container: 3) any photograph mounted on cardboard with a 1" border; flower blossom, a pet, a favourite tree.
A reminder for the Maxville, Moose Creek, St. Elmo Pastoral charge: services will return to their regular times this Sunday; Knox Church, Moose Creek – 9: 30 a. m.; St. Andrew's, Maxville/Gordon, St. Elmo - 11 a.m. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated this Sunday at Knox Church in Moose Creek, and on Sunday, Oct. 2 at St. Andrew's Church in Maxville.
Maxville Moose Creek United Church invites you to its turkey supper on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Maxville Sports Complex. Adults $15, children 6 to 12 years $6. 5 years and under free.
Piping and drumming
Drumming has been extended to Sat, Sept. 24, and Sat, Oct. 1, at Maxville Public School at 9 a.m. All ages and abilities are accepted at beginner and advanced levels. Musicians 18 years and younger may also register to learn the music for the newly formed Novice Juvenile Pipe Band. Contact Shelley 613-527-5357 or email glengarryschoolpipeand[email protected] Visit us on Facebook.
The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the St. Anthony’s Church Hall in Apple Hill on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. until noon.
Quote of the week Bridge
Results for Martintown Party Bridge for Monday, Sept. 12/16: 1) Sandy Robertson 2) Amelia Ursaki, 3) Marion Schofield. Martintown & District Goodtimers Duplicate Bridge Results, Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016. Section A N/ S: 1) Elizabeth Marjerrison - Jim Campbell, 2) Jean- Marie Morin - Tony Rossini, 3) Gail Wells - Nicole Tourangeau, 4) Jean Campbell - Garry O’Connell, 5) Marion Lemieux - Suzanne Bourbonnais. Section A E/W: 1) Nicole Smith - Darlene McMartin, 2) Gordon Snook - Ed Hills, 3) Del Roulston - Elsie MacLeod, 4) Pauline Tessier - Lisette Jesmer, 5) Rona Maynard - Karen McDermid.
Friday, Sept. 23… St. Andrew’s United Church, Martintown will be hosting a musical evening with the ‘East Hawksbury’ Gospel Sound at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. There will also be a silent auction and light refreshments. Please con- tact Bev Runions, 613-931-3110, Alison Murray, 613-936-1836 or Rev. Lois at 613-346-1648 for tickets. Some auction items are hockey tickets ( if you are Montreal Canadian or Ottawa Senators fan), a barbecue valued at $500, homemade baking, a baby quilt, decorative fireplace screen, machine shop labour, vehicle undercoating, fruit trees, honey basket, wine & cheese basket and much more.
Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of music, fellowship and tasty treats. Viewing and bidding starts at 6 p.m., concert starts at 7 followed by a short intermission with final bidding and refreshments.
Sunday, Sept. 25: St. Andrew’s United Church, Martintown will be celebrating its 212th Anniversary Service with Rev. Wendy WrightMackenzie as guest speaker. This will be a joint worship service with Avonmore and Finch joining us. Service is at 10 a.m. A time of fellowship and a luncheon will follow the service. More tasty treats from the wonderful cooks at St. Andrews United.
Well, it is here!! This weekend (Sept 24-25) is Apples and Art and the last weekend for the Mill to be open for the Summer. It certainly has been an eventful summer, and if people are reading this and have not been to the mill this year, it is time for a visit. Let's see... new roof, new windows, improvements to electrical wiring, wrought iron fencing, new door, stage, sound system... AND Homecoming, Trillium Grant, South Glengarry 50/ 50 Matching grant... it is tiring just mentioning it all.
What will we do for our last hurrah? We will have Brenda Mader, Potter Extraordinaire who has just opened her own studio in Alexandria, Susan Irving, she of the mixed media painting, reminding the viewer of mosaics, Barbara Bracken whose jewellery uses semi-precious stones and a variety of other products, and Dr. Bob Taylor whose paintings are truly lovely and diverse in con- tent and medium. These artists are part of the A &A tour and will be in the mill on Saturday and Sunday. Outside, we will still have a number of our vendors who have been with us all summer: Pattie and Donald doing what they do with wood, Jo Sweet, who will have apple treats as well as her regular baking the three Lindas with jams and jellies, batik and tie dye, and sterling silver jewellery and Thai by Toy food to fill the tummy and please the heart! And it will the last chance to buy our tickets for the Mill raffle artwork donated by our talented artists to celebrate our 170th anniversary. These artists have created works representing their views of the Martintown Mill, as well as other fascinating work which will be on display inside the mill on the Saturday and Sunday!!!
We will also have some special treats inside for those who are on the tour to sample. It should be a good two days.
This is my last chance to thank all those volunteers without whom the Mill could not go on: Those who show up faithfully every Sunday before 8 o'clock in rain or hot sun to set up the tents and tables for the vendors, and then stick around to help them unload and put their displays out, and then return around 3: 30 to take everything down; the other volunteers who spend the day with us, picking up the slack, manning booths and selling for people who need to be covered, who jump into the fray whenever and wherever they are needed - I can't begin to tell how much we depend on all of them. Volunteers are the heart and soul of an organization like the Martintown Mill Preservation Group, and they do everything without thanks or compensation. Thank you, big time Volunteers!! See you next summer!
Mark your calendars for the Thanksgiving Bingo coming Sunday, Oct. 2. (Sorry, I had the wrong date last week) Turkey and ham will be on the prizes. Start time is 1 p.m. and it should be completed by 3:30. Concession stand on premises.
The park committee will once again be doing an NHL hockey draft so get your thinking caps on and pick up a form from Jason @ K.Cee’s and pick your NHL players. The cost to enter your players is $10. We are also working on a fundraising curling bonspiel, more information to come.
Silver Spike Committee
The Silver Spike Committee would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to sign the petition recently at K.Cee’s. The petition and slide presentation were well received when presented to SD& G Counties Council meeting this Monday the 19th. We will keep you updated.