The Glengarry News : 2019-06-12

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PAGE 8 THE GLENGARRY NEWS – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, ONTARIO – tails of events featured in The at our feeder was an indigo bunting. In the area around Cumming and MacLeod Rds. there are bobolinks, Eastern bluebirds, Eastern meadowlark, American woodcock, yellow warbler, redstart, Wilson's snipe and a veery were heard. A magnolia warbler was spotted at the cemetery. DUNVEGAN Glengarry News. Tablet training JAMES JOYCE 613-527-3413 A four-week hands-on tablet training session for those 18 years and older will be offered by TriCounty Literacy Council starting June 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 in the Maxville Manor Library. Learn how to use a tablet and build a solid foundation of skills that allow you to feel confident using this handheld device and explore its applicatio­ns independen­tly. Tablets will be provided, or bring your own. There is no cost for this training. To register, please contact Margaret Lobb at 613-527-2170, ext. 237. [email protected] tam- creek. ca Pathway from the past? Volunteers needed Volunteers are needed to assist residents at bingo and keno on Tuesdays or Fridays from 2-3 p.m. Call Phyllis at Maxville Manor, 613527-2170, ext. 228, for more informatio­n. Maxville Fair The Maxville Fair takes place June 21-23. Enjoy the petting zoo, educationa­l tent, magician and many other events. There will be a football game featuring the Alexandria Gaels and Cornwall Wildcats Saturday at 6 p.m. See further de- Father’s Day Enjoy your day on Sunday Dads! QOTW “There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.” – Jennifer Aniston. n Visit the Church of Your Choice MARCOUX ROAD BIBLE CHURCH Adult Sunday School – 10:15 am Service – 11 am Bible Study – Weds 6:30 pm vendors, entertaine­rs, authors July 7. For more informatio­n call 613-3472540 or [email protected] Women Open Category...happy with the results! Compared to last year’s insane conditions, it was quite enjoyable.” She was doing a stand-up paddle board race in Maui yesterday; no sharks in sight! We sure are enjoying our new kitchen floor that was installed last weekend by Wendy’s husband Trevor. It feels like one of those Better Homes and Gardens kitchens, propelling us into the 21st century look! Lots of irons in the fire right now, with the next mural to start any moment at DHS to honour the WWII airmen and our own local training airbase in St-Eugène. a first time out of the gate. Dunvegan resident Denis Lavigne is holding his next musical free-forall at the DRA Hall June 15 at 6:30 p.m. If you’d like to meet other musicians and play, Denis would love it if you stopped by. There’s no admission and everyone is welcome. If you want more informatio­n, call Denis at 613-363-8562. WHERE BIBLICAL TRUTH MATTERS AND HOPE IN GOD IS RENEWED Yard Sale I have been approached to see if there was any interest in trying a community yard sale again. I know the Martintown Fire Station gave it a try a few years ago but there wasn’t overwhelmi­ng support. If we work together as a community and do it on the same day we could get more people to come out and it would be a win-win for all involved. Please call me at 613-528-4907 if you would be interested in participat­ing and what date you would like and I will take the majority and see if it is worth doing. 19755 Marcoux Rd., Alexandria TEL: 613-525-0876 Gisèle Quennevill­e. Our next euchre is June 13; hosts are JeanLucien and Marie-Berthe Larocque. the summer with Officer Eric of the Alexandria OPP. Sign up for the bike safety course June 15 at 10 a.m. All participan­ts will need to bring a bike and helmet. Open to children who can ride with proficienc­y. Please pre-register as spaces are limited. Interested in tracing your family tree, but don't know where to start? Join our resident expert July 9 at 6 p.m. for a guide to genealogy and how to use the tools available. Bring along your own laptop or device. Pre-registrati­on is required. Bring the whole family for a beginner yoga class with instructor Kathy McLennan July 20 at 10:30 a.m. Please pre-register at the branch. Open to all ages. SDG Reads is the largest book club in SDG. It is celebrated annually from May until October. Our 2019 program has just launched and the author has been announced! Come in to the branch to find out more. Proud Sponsor of Pet of the Week VETERINARY Maxville Clinic Canopy sale End of the line The Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Canopy Sale is June 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be free parking during the sale. I always relish receiving e-mails from loyal reader Ken McEwen. Mr. McEwen was raised on Concession 7 Kenyon south and west of Dunvegan and left the farm in the early 1950s to serve with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His most recent communicat­ion concerned the photograph of the Maxville train wreck on the inside back cover of the latest Discover Glengarry tourist booklet. Mr. McEwen was stationed in Ottawa at the time (1955). While driving a friend to Montreal, he visited the wreck that had occurred the previous night. Here is his first-hand account of the accident. “The engine is slightly west of the Maxville station, at the rail siding for Osie Villeneuve’s cattle yard. Oise shipped cattle to Montreal once or twice a week and, in order to pick up his cattle car(s), the eastbound freight had to be broken, Osie’s cars added at the end of the train and then the caboose re-connected. The eastbound line was uphill, so once the train was moving again, the engineer wanted to keep up the momentum. As a result, the brakeman (who had the job of closing the switch to Osie’s siding) had to run and climb on the increasing­ly rapidly moving train. To get around this, an unofficial arrangemen­t was made whereby the station agent would close the switch after the eastbound freight departed. On this occasion the agent forgot, and when the next westbound freight hit the switch, the engine followed the siding briefly then jumped the track. The remainder of the cars piled up going every which way, and were three deep in front of the station. Fortunatel­y there were no injuries. Had it been a passenger train, it would have been a tragic disaster.” Small Animal Practice and Grooming Centre Dr Ingrid Bill Grotto concerts 2477 Cty Rd. 20 613-527-1444 1-888-927-1444 (Highland Road) Concerts will be held at the Grotto in Alexandria every Wednesday evening in July and August. First concert is July 3. Info: 613-363-3702 MAXVILLE, ON Dad’s Day outing News from away If you’d like to try out the Dunvegan museum’s newly discovered stone walkway, use the Star Inn gate when you visit the 4th annual Smith-in blacksmith­ing festival this weekend. The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is an excellent destinatio­n for a Father’s Day outing. It will feature blacksmith­s from Ontario, Québec and the United States forging everything from gun barrels and other tools to a ship's anchor. While armies may march on the stomachs, they relied on the skills of the blacksmith in order to fight. Before each skirmish, smiths would sharpen swords, repoint lances and bayonets and shoe cavalry horses. The museum has a replica of the portable forges used during the American War of Independen­ce and it will be in operation much of this weekend. In addition to blacksmith demonstrat­ions, on Saturday, a country market will showcase the wares of artisans and other vendors. And on both Saturday and Sunday, the scalerepli­ca Cheese Factory will be pressed into service as a canteen serving chilli, chilli-dogs, snacks and beverages. It is with a sad heart I have to tell you that Bill McLaren is no longer with us. He departed this world a week ago today, June 5 at 5:15 a.m. (Vancouver time) with Carol and Heather (his daughter) by his side. Their hearts are broken. They are exhausted from this month-long roller coaster ride with Bill hanging in balance between life and death. He was just six weeks shy of his 78th birthday. A memorial service is planned for a later date. He was so fond of animals. The crows will miss him at the track. He always had his pockets full of peanuts which he would throw to the crows as he walked his horses daily. We will miss him dearly, it was always so much fun to be in his company. Thank you all so much for your prayers. I know the family was happy for the support. God bless you and keep you in His Grace. Horticultu­ral Society Library news In June we celebrate Seniors Month and the Alexandria Branch is going to teach you about eBooks! Is the printing getting smaller and smaller for you to read? Are you curious about what it feels like to read a book on a tablet? Stop in during our opening hours and we'll set you up with a tablet to try for yourself. You might be pleasantly surprised! Travelling with kids this summer? Don't miss out on three seminars on “Travelling with Kids.” Guest speakers will share their experience­s with family tripping and how to succeed. Everyone is welcome June 12 and 26 at 6:30 p.m. Literacy Speed Dating is June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Grab your favourite book and come and chat with other local singles and enjoy refreshmen­ts. Perfect setting for like-minded individual­s. Please call to register at the branch, 613-525-3241. PET OF THE WEEK BOOMER is a 3-year-old male black-and-white Labrador Retriever mix Love... I have lots of it! I love to play, I love to run, I love life, and I LOVE people! I am a super-friendly, extra-energetic big boy, and I need a family that can handle a strong guy like me. I’d enjoy burning off steam at agility classes, or maybe flyball or dock-jumping... won’t you come meet me and see if I’m the dog for you? Please call the OSPCA at or visit the animals for adoption at www.sdg.ontariospc­ Bird news 613-936-0072 Another busy week of bird activity. Some of the highlights are white-crowned and chipping sparrows, house finch and goldfinch. A male and female Baltimore oriole share their feeder with the rubythroat­ed hummingbir­ds. A yellowbell­ied sapsucker has been drumming in search of a mate and a first 550 Boundary Road, Cornwall Fax: (613) 936-0137 Email: [email protected] Adoption hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 10:30 am - 4 pm Thurs.: 10:30 am - 5 pm; Sundays and Holidays: CLOSED Every single day animals arrive needing our help. We invite you to drop by the shelter during adoption hours to visit the animals, or browse our site (www.sdg.ontariospc­ and view our adoptable animals on-line. Find your friend for life! Photoville OUTHOU This Dalkeith Historical Society event is coming to Robertson Clark Building for the next three weekends starting June 15 at 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Katie Ditschun will be singing vintage songs at 2:30 p.m. Many vintage and local photos will be on display. There will be a different activity each day; please consult the program for the times. Sending out get well soon wishes to Ian MacLennan. Hope you mend up soon. It’s getting too hot to be in a full leg cast now! From Breadalban­e with love, Maggie. NGARRY GLE Golf tourney SES 613 528-0606 PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS Chamber news Travel interruptu­s Available for Weddings, Constructi­on Sites and All Occasions Winners 613-528-0606 “Nobody sticks their nose in our business” n glengarryo­[email protected] www.glengarryo­ GLEN ROBERTSON n n Independen­t thinking... working for you! MARTINTOWN DALKEITH BOB MAY 613-209-5424 TAMMY KENNY 613-528-4907 MAGGIE DEAN 613-874-9994 Financial solutions based on individual needs Objectivit­y • No load investing • Clear expectatio­ns maysdesign­[email protected] gmail. com martintown­[email protected] outlook. com deantillet­[email protected] hawk. igs. net Social centre Bridge n ALEXANDRIA 21 Water St. W., Cornwall 613-932-7526 www.mingassoci­ Timothy Ming, CFP, P.ENG, MBA Max Ming, P.ENG, Investment Advisor Donna Villenuve, CFP Andrew Cattanach, Investment Advisor NICOLE BOURBONNAI­S 613-525-1574 nbourbonna­[email protected]­ Canada Day Our big family event is coming up June 30 at our Social Centre. I am still looking for vendors who can rent tables. About 500 people attended the day’s activities last year. Call me to reserve space. Cards Church June 16, Father’s Day, Martintown will worship at 9:15 a.m. at St. James United Church, Avonmore. Carefor The next Diners' Club will be held June 13 at the Social Centre with pork chops as the main meal. Call to reserve at 613-525-4443. Martintown Mill All of a sudden, it is warm! Those strawberri­es are looking more and more possible. Remember the Strawberry Festival June 22 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. or until we run out. Django Libre will entertain. Strawberri­es, shortcake, ice cream or whipped cream, strawberri­es for sale by the basket, strawberry lemonade, bake sale. We want to see you all there. Remember the Mill opens for Sundays with artists, Jim McDonell, Dunvegan Jam II M.P.P. Stormont-DundasSout­h Glengarry Not being even remotely musical, I stayed away from Denis Lavigne’s inaugural Dunvegan jam session back in March for fear of jinxing it. So I had no idea how it had gone until Vivian Franklin contacted me recently about mentioning the date of a second one in the Dunvegan column. When I asked about Jam I, I learned there had been about 20 people. 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