Weather deals har­vest a blow

Late spring, rain and cold has af­fected lo­cal farm­ers

The Peterborough Examiner - - LOCAL - El­iz­a­beth Peeters

If you know a farmer with soy­beans or corn, don’t ask what they think of the weather. With the cold, rainy and late spring and plant­ing, it was hoped that the har­vest would be bet­ter, it isn’t.

The rain and snow along with tem­per­a­tures is mak­ing it al­most im­pos­si­ble to get the crops off. Talk about pol­i­tics, the Leafs or Habs but just avoid the weather as it is a very stress­ful topic for many right now.

Tree light­ing

Plans are well un­der­way for this year’s Christ­mas tree light­ing, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. out­side of Corona­tion Hall. You can see Santa light the tree and then young­sters are in­vited in­side Corona­tion Hall for treats com­pli­ments of Omemee Bap­tist Church.

The Santa Claus pa­rade will be held Dec. 7. En­tries should gather at Scott Young Pub­lic School, Wal­nut St. at noon to pre­pare for the pa­rade’s start at 1 p.m. The pa­rade will travel down King St. to the Le­gion. Mem­bers of 1st Omemee Scout­ing will again col­lect food items for the food bank along the pa­rade route. Fol­low­ing the pa­rade chil­dren can take their Christ­mas lists to Santa at Corona­tion Hall. Treats com­pli­ments of the Omemee Lions and Li­on­ess.

Com­ing up

Bethel United Church will present its an­nual Christ­mas can­tata, “Joy Has Dawned,” Nov. 24 at 9:45 a.m. The Ju­nior and Se­nior Choirs will present Christ­mas mu­sic to start the sea­son. All are wel­come to the can­tata at Bethel United Church, 90 Bethel Rd.

There will be a workshop, “Re­duce your risk-pro­tect your­self from Se­nior Fraud Scams” at Dunsford Com­mu­nity Cen­tre,

With the cold, rainy and late spring and plant­ing, it was hoped that the har­vest would be bet­ter, it isn’t

26 Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Rd., Nov. 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Tammy Bry­don, El­der Abuse Co­or­di­na­tor from Com­mu­nity Care will pro­vide de­tails on how to keep your­self safe from scams. Light re­fresh­ments will be avail­able. Call 705-324-7323 ext. 654 to reg­is­ter.

The Man­vers His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will ded­i­cate the Old Post Of­fice, Bethany Nov. 30, 1-2 p.m. Fol­low­ing the ded­i­ca­tion, there will be a launch of Kathy Mor­ton’s lat­est book, “Re­flec­tions of Bethany,” 2-4 p.m. at Bethany United Church.

The so­ci­ety is selling the reprinted book, “Laugh and the World Laughs with you in Pon­ty­pool,” $30 and avail­able at Aunt Laura’s Tea­room in Bethany or at 243 and 137 Lif­ford Rd.

A jam ses­sions with Jim and the Jam­mers will be held at the Le­gion Nov. 23 be­gin­ning at 1 p.m. Feel free to drop in and en­joy the mu­sic and maybe even join in. Food is avail­able. Com­mu­nity Care of­fers a Good Food Box pro­gram to im­prove ac­cess to af­ford­able, fresh and healthy food. In­di­vid­u­als may or­der a food box for $15. Boxes must be pre­ordered and paid for by the first Tues­day of the month. Pickup is the third Tues­day of each month. Call 705-324-7323. Com­mu­nity Care is look­ing for driv­ers for the Good Food Box pro­gram. If you might be in­ter­ested call Wendy at the same num­ber, ext. 160.

If you have items to be in­cluded in fu­ture col­umns feel free to send them to me at cowsand­[email protected] or call 705799-7064.

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