The Epsom Utica Ham,Salads and Strawberry supper, at Utica Hall, is Tuesday, July 2nd. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Please remember to support the Ontario District W.I.'s Strawberry supper, on Thursday, July 5th, at 6 p.m., at the Scugog Community Centre.
Congratulations to all former Epsom Public School students who graduated from S.A.Cawker P.S., on Thursday Evening. Special Congrats to Kyle Meek, who received the Harry Kiesebrink Humanitarian Award, the 5th time in 6 years an Epsom student has earned this award.
Also receiving the Cultural Arts Instrumental Award, the Eagle Crest, and an over 80% average. Also Congrats to Christopher Osbourne for earning over 80%, an Academic Achievement Award for Highest marks in Science, and the Principals' Award for Student Leadership. What an amazing accomplishment.
The Valedictorian speech included this, "It takes a village to raise a child" It also takes a good foundation from the start, which our students received at Epsom school, and from their parents too.
Three classmates and Chris entered a golf tournament, Friday, after grad, and placed 2nd. Tired young men I'm sure. Hope everyone was thankful for the lovely rain we received this weekend. Please send any grad info and other news items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caesarea Nestleton Euchre:
Here are Thursday night's euchre results: Barb Brigley finished in first place, Judy Westall came in second place, Shirley Oldfield finished in third place, Jim Beatty was in fourth place and Betty Kirven finished fifth. Brigitte Moase had the most lone hands and Lorna Edgerton had the low score. Congratulations to all of our winners and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
Caesarea-Nestleton Euchre is held every Thursday (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. in the Nestleton Community Hall; everyone is welcome.
The Community Volunteer Award Night, hosted by the Lions Club, was held June 20th, 2018, at the Hall.
Lion, Jeff Taylor presented monetary donations to representatives of the following groups: Greenbank and Seagrave Bible Camps, The Greenbank United Church Guatemala Mission Team, and the Seagrave Park Board. The Lion of the Year Award went to Jessica Morton. The Dot Hooker Youth Volunteer Award went to Kaine Richardson, presented by Roy Hooker, Dana Johnson, and family. Lion Nancy Dempsey presented the Lloyd and Marion Lee Award to Rodd Foster, charter Lion member, Greenbank and Port Perry community volunteer in many events, and a most deserving recipient of the above Award!
Congratulations to all volunteers, individuals, and groups, who have given many hours of community service. Thank you to the Lions Club and its 26 volunteer members, who contribute time and service in many areas as well, and organize this annual recognition event. Refreshments concluded this time of presentations.
July 7th is “Art in the Park” at Seagrave, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Best wishes for health and happiness to John and Madeline McCabe, as they celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on June 28th.
Jim and Judy Gibson were awarded a Life Membership award, for volunteering with Scugog Community Care; congratulations! Trillium Trails, June 21st, was the venue for this and other awards.
June 26th, 7 to 9 p.m., is “Art, Prayer, and Meditation,” at Greenbank Church with Stephanie, and is the last night for this series.
Stephanie will be on holidays from June 27th until July 3rd.
Please contact Rev. Les Hills, Pastoral Care Supervising Minister, of the Sunderland United Church. He can be reached at 705-357-3056 or 705-357-0003 if needed.
Ukuleles, for the older Sunday School, are to be purchased for the upcoming Sunday School year. They plan to start with 6, at $38 each. Donations in support of this exciting new Sunday School ministry are very appreciated!
June 24th was the Thomson family picnic, at Greenbank Park, starting at noon.
July 1st, the Greenbank church service is at 10 a.m., with John Molenaar as the guest speaker, and Danny Reesor as guest soloist. (Note time please).
July 8th is the U.C.W. Service, in Greenbank, at 10 a.m.
July 15th is an outdoor, 10 a.m. service, at the pavilion.
July 22nd, there is no Church service in Greenbank or Seagrave. Please join the bus to UOIT for the Nation Wide United Church worship. Price is $10 per person for the bus. Contact Doug Watson, at 905-852-7057, to reserve your ride.
Sunday's service celebrated communion, and the First Nations people, Indigenous Peoples Day of Prayer (June 21st), with greeters Rod and Marita Parsons, and their daughter Adrianna. Several guests from Janetville/Mt. Horab churches came to support minister Stephanie, a member of their community. Pauline's Mission and Service minute spoke of support given to the indigenous children of Pimicikamak Cree Nation, where a community suffers alcholism, suicides, and destruction of their livelihood of fishing and hunting by businesses near their area which cause pollution etc.
Remember to sign your children up for VIBE camp, for four days in August, 7-11th, at Greenbank United Church. Call Deb, at 905-985-2090; and Mindy, at 905-985-3499.
Another wacky weather week! Supposed to rain but barely does, just enough to dampen the ground, so I have been watering on and off, as have others. But the garden is growing, that's the main thing, and fields are either looking green with new crops or yellow with cut hay ready to bale. Finally, the strawberries are ready for picking, and people are taking advantage of the season’s first delicious fruit.
Congratulations to Brent Smalley, son of Ron and Ellen, who celebrated his 22nd birthday this week. Also, congratulations to his cousin Kevin Smalley, son of Stan and Amy, who graduated from McMaster University from Honours Bachelor of Commerce, a great accomplishment.
Katie Ottolini graduated with her Travel and Tourism degree; Dalton Henry, son of Sarah best, graduated from the Police Foundation of Mohawk College; Liam Edwards graduated from Gr. 8 at Scott Central, winning the Science award, a Citizenship award, and his school letter.
My great nephew, Carter Ashton graduated from Gr. 8 Cawker School, while his sister Hayley finished Gr. 10. It’s bad enough when your nieces and nephews are moving up but really bad when it’s your great nieces and nephews!
Congratulations to Ed and Cathy Ellig on their anniversary last Monday. We hope that Ed has mostly recovered from his leg break. Congratulations also to Shelley and Bruce Dick on their 33rd anniversary.
Adele Boy is happy to announce the birth of her first grandchild, Skyla Ann Boy-Fitzsimon, born to son Christopher and wife on June 21st.
Bob Kirvan, of the Uxbridge Scott Historical Society, is looking for more horseshoe players. There are 4 new pitches at the museum and both men and women are invited to join. Cost of joining is the purchase of a membership in the Historical Society. If you already have a membership you are already a member of the Horseshoe Club. The group meets Tuesday evenings, at 6 p.m.
The exhibit, about how women got the vote, is also on display, and there will be new items to look at in the various buildings, so go and have a look; if you are hosting visitors make sure to take them to Quaker Hill, the museum site. The view inside and out is great!
A number of Lucy Maud Montgomery fans spent 4 days in Charlottetown PEI, at the Lucy Maud Convention this past week. They were going to be staying in a cottage near Cavendish and very close to the ocean. It sounded like it would be a wonderful experience! Next Wednesday, July 4th, their luncheons and learning sessions will begin again, with the special one on July 11th, featuring Mark Cullen. Check their website to see all the upcoming programs.
The third destination in Uxbridge is of course the Foster Memorial. Last week we were able to welcome back a veteran performer, Mike Burns and his friend. Mike plays several guitars and sings, while his friend sometimes adds to the singing, and at other times, plays his flute. Next week, Brian O’Sullivan will be the guest performer.
It is also the season for music recitals, and several teachers are increasing their students confidence, by having them perform in front of family, friends, and other student's families. I enjoyed one of these in Sandford before going to the Foster Friday night. Al and Jean Sopel also attended on, where their granddaughter was involved. `
Due to conflicting events, the Sandford council, scheduled for Wednesday evening, was cancelled. Rev. Eiko`s partner Ron has been seriously afflicted by some sort of allergy which so far has not been identified. He also suffered from very low blood pressure and a broken bone in his foot, to add insult to injury.
The Scott Central kids took in a Blue Jay game that day, and the bus returned late, but I am sure it was much enjoyed by kids and staff. The meeting is rescheduled for July 10th.
A number of United Church Women (UCW) in the area were invited to Goodwood on Thursday, where they enjoyed a lovely lunch, a worship period, and a flower quiz, before walking the short distance to view the wonderfully cared for garden of Stan Todd. The flowers were lovely with a great variety, which interested all the ladies trying to identify them as we walked along the paths.
On Saturday morning, about 25 people, from the Sandford Zephyr Charge, met at Zephyr church to discuss the future. Rev. Jane Sullivan was leading the discussion, which took the form of a talking circle so that everyone had a chance to speak. We talked a good deal about past events and accomplishments, but unfortunately, we did not learn much about what the future holds. We hope later events will shed more light on this.
Services on Sunday were at the regular times. Rev. Eiko`s text was the story of Jesus calming the storm, as he and the disciples were out in a boat. She talked about the storms of life that regularly beset almost everyone, at some time in their life, and how to handle these troubling times by continued faith.
Sandford Cemetery`s Decoration service was that afternoon at 2 p.m., and as it was drizzly, it was held in the church with a good attendance. Many of the person`s buried in that cemetery are the founders of the church and the supporters over many years. Without them there would be no church and probably no community!
July 1st there will be a joint service at Sandford, at 10 a.m. Please note the change of time, which will be in effect for all of July.
SCHOOL IS OUT this week. Please drive carefully and watch for the children playing outdoors!
The Seagrave Park Committee is thrilled to be receiving a "Spark the Arts" grant from the Scugog Council for the Arts. This will greatly enhance our "Art Day in the Park."
After careful thought, we have decided to change the date of the event, to give us more time to prepare and promote this wonderful celebration of Art & Culture. Please note the cancellation of July 7th, and a new date will be announced shortly.
We are also pleased to welcome our new Committee member, Donna Kent. Follow us on Facebook and please email this address: email@example.com for any info.
The Men's Group had a successful Golf Day. There were 21 golfers, and the team from King's Bay won the trophy again. 35 people enjoyed a steak supper after.
Last week, our Park Committee Chair, Leslie Dusty, gratefully accepted a $300 donation from the Greenbank Lions Club. This money was raised through their fertilizer sales to Seagrave residents. Please continue to support the Greenbank Lions and all the wonderful work they do for our Community and beyond. The Park Committee is so thankful for their support.
If anyone has any pictures of the Seagrave yard sale will you please contact John, at 905-449-8608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Beacock presented a donation from the Greenbank Lions Club to the V.I.B.E. Program.
The Greenbank/Seagrave mission team is preparing for their trip to Guatemala, in April 2019. On Sept. 28th there is a Euchre Night, at the Greenbank Hall, and Nov. 24th there is a Drop-In, between 10 and 3 p.m. An Instructor will show how to make 4 Christmas Cards and 6 tags, and there will be a silent auction. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Funds go towards their trip. Also there is a donation box at the church for any hygiene products, school supplies, white socks and t-shirts, soccer balls etc. There is a list at the church.
Sunday was Indigenous Day of Prayer and forgiveness. Linda Buscher lit the Christ Candle. The choir sang a delightful version of “Thank You for the Valleys”. Eleanor Sturman read the scriptures. Minister Stephanie explained the new meaning of the United Church of Canada crest with the new colours including the First Nations. The First Nations people want to tell their stories and we can listen with an open heart. Hebrews 3:15 states “ harden not your hearts”.
July 1 to July 29th at 10:00 a.m. there is a combined Service at Greenbank. Seagrave Church will be closed.
July 13th, come to the 4th Line Theatre to see Crow Hill, the Telephone Play. Mark your calendar. Please call Betty Somerville, at 905-985-8066 for Reservations.
July 14th at 5:30 p.m. Miller Memorial Church will hold Christmas in July. A Turkey & Meatball All You Can Eat Buffet, Raffle & Door Prizes - $18.00 per person. Call Janet, at 705-786-2179, for reservations.
July 22nd Nation Wide United Church Worship at UOIT. There will be a bus to UOIT, at a cost of $10.00 per person. No service at Greenbank that day. Contact Doug Watson, at 905-852-7057, for more information
Aug. 13th - 17th, at 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seagrave's Vibe Program. Please contact Betty Lou Beacock, at 905-985-3595, to register for the program.
Check our website, www.seagrave-church.com, for recorded Sunday services, up to date activities, history and local news.
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This week marks the end of the school year. Students are wrapping up with end of year celebrations and field trips, including the Toronto Zoo, Ontario Science Centre and Medieval Times.
Cartwright Central Public School held its grade 8 graduation this past Tuesday. Check back in next week’s column for additional details on the ceremony and this year’s graduates.
The Blackstock Co-op Nursery School held its 40th annual graduation ceremony on June 21. Congratulations to Audrey Campbell, Sawyer Brownell, Ryerson Davidson, Hank Leith, Odin Pouliot, Laura Martyn, Stella Pickering, Izzy Rolland, Hope Weir and Paisley Wotten, all of whom will be starting kindergarten in September.
May students enjoy a well-deserved summer break.
The Blackstock United Church held its annual Strawberry Supper this past Sunday at the Blackstock Recreation Centre. It was a busy afternoon and evening attended by many residents from the community. The menu featured ham, roast beef, salads, cake and, of course, Ontario strawberries.
Save the dates for The Blackstock Agricultural Society’s annual Truck & Tractor Pull at the local fair grounds. The action begins Friday, July 6 with a 7:30 p.m. start and Saturday, July 7 with a 7:00 p.m. start. A variety of classes will be featured. A beverage garden will be on site. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Children 3 years and younger are free. For more information visit https://blackstockfair.org/tractor-pull/
This week’s euchre results are in: Phil Sibbert came first, Val Preibe came in second, Chris McArdle came in third, Eileen Nelson and Elmo Gibson tied for fourth place. Val Preibe, Keith VanCamp and Bryan Allemang tied for most lone hands. The winners of the specials were Dianne Slute, Jennie VanSchagen, Hazel Coates and Chris McArdle.
I am honoured to be your new Shorelines Blackstock columnist. I am grateful for Joyce’s input this past week and certainly wish her all the best.
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The Epsom/Utica church is hosting their annual Ham, Salad, and Strawberry Supper at Utica Hall on Monday July 2nd, from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost adults $15, the cost for youth is $8, and children ages five and under free.
On Wednesday June 20th the Bethesda-Reach W.I. will meet at Epsom Church. Note the change of time 6:30 p.m. The Ontario District W.I.'s Strawberry Supper at the Scugog community Centre is Thursday July 5th, at 6:30p.m. Tickets for adults are $15, $5 for children ages five to twelve and children age five and under get in free. All profits from the evening go toward a 4-H scholarship.
The heat and dry conditions of the past week will ripen the berries quicker than usual.
Sincere sympathy to Beth, Scott, Jeff, Erika, and Jaime, on the passing of Beth's Mother this week. They arrived home on Friday from a holiday in Newfoundland and set off to Ottawa to be with Family there.
Congratulations to all the graduating students from kindergarten to grade 6, 8, 12, and University. Danica Ashton hosted the Ashton family on Saturday to celebrate brother Dawson from grade 12 and Fiance Anton who received his diploma in massage therapy from Durham college on Thursday. The Kerry Family journeyed to Mississauga on Saturday to celebrate with Paul, Nancy, and Emily on Emily's graduation from Guelph University with a Bachelor diploma in Food Science.
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Greetings to all! May you enjoy this beautiful summer weather.
The Seagrave Park Committee is looking forward to its next event, Art Day in the Park, on July 7th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested in displaying your crafts or talents, please call Dianne Lewis at 905-985-1529 or email email@example.com for more info, or to register.
Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Frank and Eva Molnar on June 15th. Some Seagravers attended an open house for them in Lindsay. On Saturday Don & Betty Lou Beacock attended their Granddaughter’s lovely outdoor wedding at Pontypool, Aleasha Preston and Adam Raymond. They reside in Cobourg.
Ken and Eleanor Sturman entertained their family on Saturday. To celebrate Father's Day. On Sunday they treated Ross and Jean Short to dinner at Captain George's.
Happy birthday to Barb Martyn on June 18th and happy anniversary to Bill and Karen Heustis on June 20th.
Thank you to our guest pianist, Valerie Hunter and soloist Erika Phillips, both from Greenbank. Erika sang a beautiful rendition of How Great Thou Art. Barb Martyn and Rick McAskill were greeters. Kalen lit the Christ candle followed by a moment of silent centering time.
Minister Stephanie read the children the story of “Grandad's Prayers of the Earth” to honour Father’s Day. Nature itself prays, the tall trees with outstretched branches, the lakes; rivers with laughter, whispers, and waves. Our prayers often have their own answer. Two students passed out gifts of tape measures for all the dads. Irene Sutch read the scriptures and Tara Taylor read a story for Mission and Service. Minister Stephanie’s service was about the seed of God’s love that is within us. It can spark the growth within to something wonderful.
June 19th and 26th, from 7 to 9 p.m. “Art Prayer and Meditation”. There is no skill of drawing, sketching, or doodling needed. Contact Stephanie at 905-718-8086 if you wish to attend.
The Seagrave men's group are once again having a fun day of golf and dinner at Sunnybrae Golf course Saturday June 23rd. The tee off time is 2 p.m. Dinner is around 5 p.m. Please call 905-985-8383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to hold a spot.
July 1st to July 29th at 10 a.m. Combined Service at Greenbank. Seagrave Church closed.
July 13th, 4th Line Theatre to see Crow Hill: The Telephone Play. Mark your calendar.
July 14th at 5:30 p.m. Miller Memorial Church will hold Christmas in July. A turkey & meatball all you can eat buffet, raffle, and door prizes. It costs $18 per person. Call Janet at 705-786-2179 for reservations.
August 13th to 17th, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seagrave's VIBE program. Please contact Betty Lou Beacock at 905-985-3595 to register for the program.
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Blackstock & District Lions Club
Our Lions have been busy this past week. Thursday night saw us barbecuing at the Fun Fair at Cartwright Central Public School. We were so pleased with the support from the school, setting up the tents and securing them in the wind, rounding up tables and chairs, and checking on us periodically throughout the evening. A special thank you to Devon and Mikayla for your help. You made a difference for us! And then on Saturday some more barbecuing at the 12th annual Walk for ALS at the Port Perry Fairgrounds. Thanks to all who helped and a special welcome to Jacky and Norm who volunteered at our booth. Over $3,000 was raised by Team Colwell, which was just a part of the over $60,000 total brought in from the many teams in attendance. Thank you to Heather Moore Beacock for organizing these walks along with your family and friends.
Our next BBQ event will be at Blackstock’s 43rd Truck and Tractor Pull, on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, July 6th and 7th. Watch for further details.
Caesarea Nestleton Euchre
Here are Thursday night's euchre results. Bill Churchill finished in first place. Ann Mastin came in second. Phil Sibbert finished in third place and also had the most lone hands. John Kay was fourth. Doug Day rounded out the top five in fifth place. Barb Brigley had the low score. The bonus number was won by Dianne Slute.
Congratulations to all of our winners and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
Caesarea-Nestleton Euchre is held every Thursday, except holidays, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nestleton Community Hall; everyone is welcome.
Another summer week! Lots of hay cut, baled and in the barn, or however it may be stored! From my nephew Rob, “I want to personally thank Mother Nature for blessing us with perfect haying weather over the last 7 days. Being a farmer is truly a blessing I don’t take for granted”. Proud of our farmers, young and old!
Mike and Susan Risebrough and the three girls were part of the group who saw the Blue Jays game one night last week, a trip sponsored by Precious Minds and the Blue Jays Care Foundation. Congratulations to Don and Gloria Ross on their 35th anniversary. The Ross family lived for many years in Leaskdale and ran the garage.
Congratulations to Dwight and Deborah Clements who became 2nd time grandparents as their son John and wife Nyssa had a son, Silas John, weighing in at 7 pounds and 14 ounces, June 15th. A brother for Arya. Congratulations too, of course, to all those fathers, grandfather, stepfathers, and others acting as fathers on this special weekend.
Of course there are many graduations, three in my family including granddaughter Charlene from grade eight at Morning Glory Public, great-nephew Dawson Ashton from Port Perry High and soon-to-be great-nephew Anton Filatove from Durham College. Anton is now a massage therapist practising at Oak Ridges Massage Therapy on Brock St. Uxbridge. Chandler Ball is graduating from grade eight at Scott Central. Congrats to all others from any level.
Wednesday evening at the Horticultural meeting the speaker was the author of the book entitled “Gardening from the Hammock”. He did offer many suggestions for easy care plants and ideas for landscaping but readily admitted that there was really no gardening that did not entail some work.
Thursday night the Sandford Zephyr Official Board met at Sandford. Among the discussions were the coming services during the summer months. Services during July will be joint, at 10 a.m., alternating between the two churches with the final one at Sandford followed by a pot-luck picnic lunch. There will be no service in August.
The Pineridge Chorus performed for a large gathering of fans on Friday night at the Foster. There was the main chorus group but also a select four for a quartet, which garnered a standing ovation. Beautiful melodies with very close harmonies, something that takes a lot of practice to obtain, but these gals keep getting better and better. Next week we are back to guitars, as veteran performer Mike Burns returns once more.
On Saturday I found my way to the home of my cousins Paul and Kathy Asling, south of Blackstock. They run an organization called Animal Guardian Society (mostly rescuing dogs) and were holding an event called Kars and K-9s; a classic car show and dog show combined. Of course I love to look at classic cars and enjoy dogs, even though I no longer have one. It was a very hot day, but everyone was enjoying themselves and some funds raised to help out the Society. If you want a scenic drive some day, go east from Ashburn, make a few right turns and get on Blackstock Concession 9. Lots of fun!
Granddaughter Charlene spent the weekend with us. On Sunday Rev. Eiko had videos and words about what the Blanket Exercise was about, and a few who took part last week described their feelings. A letter in regard to reconciliation, from the United Church Moderator, was also read. This was Indigenous Day of Prayer. Congregants were asked to choose a stone as a symbol for the sacred holders of wisdom and story.
Deborah Clements and Bill Richardson were off with the Legion Pipes and Drums to a gig at Mosport. What a very hot time that would be! The temperature was at least 34C for much of the afternoon. A good place to be would be the lake, in it probably. My ducks visit my pond daily; one morning there were at least 45 of them enjoying the peace and quiet!
Sandford Council will meet Wednesday evening. On Saturday the 23rd there will be a special meeting at Zephyr Community Hall. All are invited, and encouraged, to attend whether you go to church regularly or not. It will be conducted by Rev. Jane Sullivan, Minister for Congregational Support at Living Waters Presbytery. This meeting is to inform about the coming changes within the church, and inspire leadership for new ministry development.
On Sunday June 24th the Sandford Decoration Service will be conducted, at the cemetery if the weather is fine, at the church if not. Rev. Eiko will conduct the service at 2 p.m.
On June 23rd the gardens of the Leaskdale Historic Church will be on the garden Tour. I noted that one day a week or so ago, there was a lot of work being done, digging and such, to the west and southwest, so expect more great and beautiful gardens being installed. Their luncheons begin on July 4th, but on July 11th there is a special one called “Maud’s Garden Party” with Mark Cullen as the keynote speaker.
The Uxbridge Genealogy Group meets Thursday June 21st. Discussion will centre on questions brought up from the last meeting followed by a tour and familiarization with the Genealogy room, one of the best in the country!
Lots of things happening at the Uxbridge Scott Museum too! The display on how women got the vote is open plus several programmes coming up for families and kids. Check them out, meet the new Curator Pat Neal!