Call to worship was called by Rev Michele Hofman. A warm greeting went out to those in attendance.
A huge thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and came out to the Annual Chicken BBQ. It was a great success.
Thanks goes out to all who came out to the Annual Family Fun Day at Sunrise Beach. As usual, there were games to be played and prizes to be won. Everyone enjoyed themselves! And the weather was cooperative.
Happy Birthdays this week go out to, Jennifer Slute on the 21st; Sheilah Marsden, Conner Williamson, and Stefan Marsden, all on the 23rd; and to Jerry Kozlinsky on the 26th. Happy Birthday to anyone I may have missed.
The new Tim Hortons on the Island is Hiring for all positions, full and part time. Come up to the Island and apply.
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Where has summer gone, with Blackstock Fair and the CNE on, we know that it has nearly gone.
The Action begins with the Demolition Derby on Friday evening with several new classes including vabs and trucks. Don’t miss the action. The fair which will be opened by world rower Grahan Peeters and Olympist Dr. Darren Barber. An improved horse show and cattle competition, will attract attention. The many exhibits in the Rec Centre, and the variety of vendors in the arena and outdoors, will be of interest. Entertainment features include: jugglist Ben Burland, hypnotist Robert Maxwell and his wife, as well as much more. The day concludes with the Junior Farmer Garden Tractor pull. Everyone who is going to be in the parade, please enter with the secretary.
Wilma and Tom Wotten, Robert Archer and Ron Bradburn, along with a group of travellers, have returned from a fabulous trip, including a tour of Iceland, and a cruise through several Baltic countries. This tour was organized and guided by Wilma.
Best wishes go with Lorinda and Steve Bryans and Mark on their move to Balyduff.
Several of our seniors are suffering health problems. Improved health is wished for Alma Duff, who had a short stay in hospital, to Doris Richards, and to Merlin Suggitt, who are in Port Perry Hospital. Margaret Mountjoy fell and broke her hip. She is in Oshawa Hospital following hip replacement surgery. Muriel Wotten is seriously ill at home.
George Obstfeld is recovering well at home following hip surgery last week.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Percy Swain who passed away over the weekend. The celebration of his life will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wagg's.
Winners at the card party were: Eileen Nelson in first, Kem Middleton in second. Elmo Gibson in third. Fourth was a tie between Marion Koppens, Doug Day, Len VanSchagen, and Harold Crawford. Fifth was Chris McArdle. Most lone hands went to Wilma VanCamp. Low was Linda Carder. The winners of the specials were Audrey Middleton, Harold Crawdord, Linda Carder, and Harvey Graham.
Another week of “maybe, maybe not” with the weather! At least harvesting seems to be progressing at a normal rate with fields of grain cut, and baled, second and maybe third cuts of hay processed (hopefully making up for what was lost with the first cut). It’s hard to believe it is close to the end of August and that school will be reopening, too soon, for many students. Strange to think that our little Epsom school, after 141 years will not see kids arriving in the yard again. It's very sad!
Congratulations to Mike and Susan Risebrough, who marked 25 years of marriage on August 15th. May there be many more years together. Shirley and Don Hewlett, formerly of Zephyr, celebrated their 62nd anniversary this past week. Wow! Best wishes to anyone else who celebrated birthdays or anniversaries.
Last week I, and my granddaughter Charlene, spent three days at Pearl Lake with my brother and family. The kids had a great time in the water, but it was far too cold for me! We visited a family, friends of my niece, who laid claim to the fact they owned the smallest dwarf miniature horse in Canada. This horse was only about 30” tall!
On Wednesday, several of my sorority sisters attended the luncheon at the historic church in Leaskdale. We enjoyed both the meal and the speaker afterward, who talked about the history of cheese making. Did you know that in the late 1890s there was a cheese factory in Leaskdale?
On the 24th of August the L.M.M.S. (Lucy Maud Montgomery Society) are having their Island supper, followed by the performance of the play “The Blue Castle”. This story is completely different than other Montgomery stories and the setting is in Ontario, rather than P.E.I. The play will also be given the following three evenings at 7:30 p.m. Buy your tickets on-line and save!
Chris Saunders and friends performed to a full house, Friday night at the Foster. I was sorry not to have been able to be there, when I heard that Leslie Barr Joosten, formally of Uxbridge and now living in Holland, played her flute as part of the group. Next week the Shimoda family entertain, with their wonderful variety of flutes of various sizes and materials, as well as the harpsichord. They are a truly talented family.
This weekend was 'Art in the Park'. Saturday was a great showing and I'm sure Sunday was even better. Several of the usual vendors were absent, but there were new ones present who offered a variety of interesting and unique items for sale. Thomas the Train was tooting his whistle as well!
This coming weekend is 'Heritage Day' at the Museum. No Hoedown this year! As always the antique cars; trucks; and tractors will be on display; live music at the gazebo for the whole day; a kids zone; a mini train ride; horseshoe games; Laura’s Casual Kitchen, which is the new owner where Frankie’s used to be; corn; and pies. Wynn Walters will be there, with his model for the Sam Sharpe sculpture. This is important both for honouring this local hero and for bringing reality to the seriousness of P.T.S.D. You may have heard that more Canadian vets of the Afghanistan war died by suicide, than did in the war itself! Admission is by donation this year. Come and support your town’s history!
September is full of events emphasizing the arts and artists of the township. More on that later!
Church will resume on September 3rd, at Sandford. We will learn how music has been a major force in worship, and our fantastic Carol Gibson will be at the piano! The U.C.W. will meet on September 28th, with the speaker initiating us into the Prayer Shawl program. The Sandford anniversary will be October 15th, with special events, and the annual Gala, on October 20th. This is followed by Zephyr’s anniversary on October 22nd. Meanwhile the search continues for our new minister.
The CNE has started, and we all know that this means summer is nearly over. Many fresh fruit and vegetable stands along the highways show that there has been a bountiful harvest. This is great for anyone unable to have their own garden.
Ross and Jean Short spent a couple of days in Waterloo, where they visited granddaughter Marcy, and greatgrandson Ethan. They also went to St. Jacob’s Farmers Market.
Happy Birthday to Bill Short, on August 23rd. Happy 50th Anniversary to Ross and Jean Short, on August 26th.
Sympathy is extended to Donna and John Kent, on the passing of Donna's father, Percy Swain, at the age of 96. The funeral service was at Wagg's on Wednesday.
The two children sponsored by the Men's Group, to attend camp Quin-Mo-Lac, had a great time.
The VIBE camp at the church was attended by 11 children and was very successful. Thanks to Betty Lou Beacock and helpers.
On Saturday The Gerve Invitational Golf Tournament took place at Crestwood Golf Club, in remembrance of Gerve and Nora Huestis, parents of Bill Huestis. There was a great turnout. Proceeds and food donations went to the Scugog Food Bank.
Welcome back to Rev. Richard and Marcia. Rev. Richard's message was "Don't settle for no". Treat people as equals.
Attention parents and children, Sunday school begins on September 10th at 9:15 a.m. Church time.
August 25th at the 4th Line Theatre, “The History of Drinking in Cavan”. The cost is $38.00 per person. Contact Betty at 905-985-8066, or email@example.com August 27th at 9:15 a.m. Church Service with Rev. Parker.
August 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ross and Jean Short’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Seagrave United Church. Best wishes only. However, a donation of a non-perishable item for the Scugog Food Bank would be appreciated.
September 17th from 10:30 to 2:30, Community Picnic. Lunch of hot dogs and corn on the cob at 12 noon. There will be a Band to provide music, Sam from Ontario Falconry Centre, there will be ZORBS, a snow cone machine, games, and door prizes. Bring your friends, your lawn chairs, and a dish to share.
If you wish to rent the basement for events, contact Rick at 905-985-8383 or, firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our website at www.seagrave-church.com for recorded Sunday services, up to date activities, history, local news, etc.
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Caesarea Nestleton Euchre
Our euchre club would like to send best wishes to Merlin Suggitt who is currently in hospital. Speedy recovery Merlin, you are missed, and we are looking forward to having you back with us soon.
39 people got together for an evening of "very high scores" euchre, where a score of 84 was not high enough to finish in the top 5!
Pat Currie came in first with a score of 102, congratulations on your amazing score Pat. Sheila Patterson was second with a score of 98. Jocelyn Bradbury finished third with a score of 92. Doug Day came in fourth with a score of 89, and Hazel Coates rounded out the top five with a score of 85. Most Lone Hands was shared four ways between Pat Currie, Heni Povey, Jocelyn Bradbury and Hazel Coates. Our bell ringer Norm Lackner had the low score.
Congratulations to all our winners and see you on Thursday.
Caesarea-Nestleton Euchre is held every Thursda, except holidays, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nestleton Community Hall; everyone is welcome.
Blackstock & District Lions Club
The 30th Musician’s Corn Roast was another successful event, this past Sunday, at Paul and Charlene Wasson’s home, on McKee Road in Blackstock. The music was most enjoyable and the food was plentiful. Little did the folks know that setting up their umbrellas for sun protection, actually was a good plan for when the rain came. Good to see MP Erin O’Toole, and PC Candidate Lindsey Park, drop by for a visit. The Lions of Port Perry and Blackstock thank everyone for supporting our food booths. The profits from the day will be well used in our respective communities.
We barely have enough time to dismantle and clean the barbecues before we need them for the Blackstock Fair on Saturday, August 26th, at the Fair Grounds. Thanks to Lions Rob and Carol, for taking care of this for us. After you’ve visited our food booth at the Fair, be sure to come into the arena to say hello, too. We’ll have a membership table set up with Lions brochures, to show you what we're all about. Our motto, “We Serve,” will be exemplified in October during Lions Service Week. Watch this column for more details.
We’re thinking of Lion Merlin Suggitt at this time and wishing him better health.
With the Blackstock Fair fast approaching, you may download the fair book online at www.Blackstock fair.ca. If you wish to have a hard copy they are available in town at the home of Barry Van Camp, at 13931 Old Scugog, or from the home of the secretary Nicole Beechey, at 4630 Malcolm Rd., Nestleton.
On Wednesday evening, a very important Fair Board meeting will be held at the meeting room at the Rec. Centre. Anyone interested in our fair is urged to attend this last planning meeting.
Marie VanCamp returned to British Columbia after spending three weeks in the area visiting relatives and friends.
There is a surprise 80th birthday party for Joan Grove on Sunday, August 27th, at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Centre, Canterbury Commons, at 127A Waterbury, Port Perry. For more information call Lorie at 905-986-5972. Best wishes only please. Remember it is a surprise.
On Sunday Noreen Malcolm celebrated her 94th birthday by attending church, enjoying a visit from her daughter Mary Lou and David Kellogg, and their family from Welcome, Ontario, and enjoyed dinner out in the evening. Happy birthday.
A good crowd from this area went to the annual Holstein Club Twilight meeting, held on Friday evening at Terwidlen Farms, of Tom amd Sally Berry, of Bowmanville. The veteran member 40 year pin was presented to Noreen Malcom. Congratulations, Noreen!
Three of my grandchildren, Joselyn Rivett of Beeton, and Zoe and Addie Peeters of Oro Station, are spending the week with me while they are attending the sailing camp in Caesarea.
Winners at the Tuesday evening card party were First George Koppens, second Doreen Sheehey and Alma Manns, third Jacky Atfield, fourth Shirley Oldfield and Phil Sibbert, fifth Jocelyn Bradbury, and low Hazel Coates. The specials were won by Doris Manns, Norm Lackner, Hennie Povey, and Phil Sibbert.
Everyone is Welcome to come out and join in the Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting Ceremony of Minisi Convenience Store, Tim Horton’s, and Fill-Up Fuels. The location is 21800 Island Rd., across from GBH Casino. The Grand Opening is on August 13th, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Come and join in, for free Hamburgers and hotdogs, live entertainment, as well as Cake, to Celebrate the opening. “Minisi” translates to “Island”.
The Sunrise Beach Annual Family Fun Day is set for August 18th. Everyone is more then welcome to come, the day begins at noon to 1pm, and goes until evening, with it ending with a fireworks display.
As usual, every year there are games for the adults and children, with some pretty nifty prizes. There are Hamburgers and hot dogs available. But please bring your own chairs and cooler of what ever.
You can bring your own salads picnic items if you want.
Call to worship was called by Rev. Michele Hofman. A warm greeting went out to all.
Please note, there is a sign up sheet in the lower hall of the church, for pies for the chicken BBQ. Please sign up early to help the ladies in getting organized.
The Chicken BBQ will be on August 20th, at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Seating’s for adults are $20, children ages six to twelve are $5, children five and under get in free. For tickets please call Anna at 905-985-2911, or Pat at 905-985-8578
Call early, these events tend to sell out quickly.
Happy Birthdays this week go out to: Michelle Paquette on the 8th; Allan Ashkewe on the 9th; Lambert Marsden, Zibi Chenier, and Shawan Johnson on the 11th; Tami Harper, Lindsay Mc Rae, and Alicia Marsden, on the 12th; and Doug Tobin on the 13th. Happy Birthday to anyone who may have been missed.
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Here are Thursday evening's euchre results: First place was won by Heni Povey; Jim Tucker was second; Dawn McComb and Judy Westall tied for third; Lorna Edgerton, Bryan Allemang and Pat Allemang all tied for fourth place; fifth place was a tied between Peter Booth, Elaine Bailey and Norm Lackner; Low score was also a tie between Bill Churchill and Donna Traynor. Heni Povey had the most lone hands.
Congratulations to all our winners and see 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.
Lake Scugog Regatta
In spite of the inclement weather, there was a huge turnout for a very successful 89th Lake Scugog Regatta, held over the August long weekend. Congratulations to all of the organizers and participants.
Blackstock & District Lions Club
The annual Musician’s Corn Roast on Sunday, August 20th, is a rain-or-shine kind of event, so you may want to plan ahead for umbrella-type coverage. The performers will be dry because they perform from a stage that has an awning. In fact, our Lions members set up a day or so ahead, climb up on the rooftop, and secure the awning. If you are feeling nimble and would like to lend a hand with this set-up, just let us know. And we do it all in reverse, the day after the performance, too. We’re looking forward to firing up the barbecues along with the Port Perry Lions, who will be serving the best corn in town, to accompany our Carter burgers. Looking forward to seeing you. That’s from noon onward at 4790 McKee Road in Blackstock, east of Regional Road 57.
What a storm we had on Friday! But Seagrave was fortunate and did not have any power outages, and we did need the rain, although maybe not quite as heavily as we received.
Happy Birthday greetings to Rita Prokopchuk on August 8th, and Happy Anniversary to Matt Somerville and Andy Paul.
Prayers and get well wishes to all who are having health problems.
A big thank you to all that participated in our Otter's fundraiser, making it successful.
Wilma Smith thanks everyone for their support for the Greenbank BBQ, on a very rainy Friday.
Katie O'Hara is looking for volunteers for the coffee hour after Sunday services.
John Olivero was the guest speaker at Seagrave Church. His message was "God made all animals large and small", and to respect their lives.
Seagrave Church is open now and Greenbank will be closed throughout August. All are welcome in Seagrave Church.
August 14th to 18th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. VIBE Summer Camp Program for ages four to twelve years as of September 1st. Contact Betty Lou Beacock at 905-985-3595, or email email@example.com, for a registration form, or to volunteer. We are in need of student volunteers for high school hours in particular.
September 17th, from 10:30 to 2:30, Community Picnic. Lunch of hot dogs and corn on the cob at 12 noon. There will be a Band to provide music, Sam from Ontario Falconry Centre , ZORBS, a snow cone machine, games, and door prizes. Bring your friends, your lawn chairs, and a dish to share.
If you wish to rent the basement for events, contact Rick at 905-985-8383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our website www.seagrave-church.com for recorded Sunday services, up to date activities, history, local news, etc.
Submit your news to Jean by calling 905-985-9921, or emailing email@example.com
Well, it appears we are in for another spell of that wet stuff, something we were crying for last year, but many are crying about this year. Many things have benefited from the additional moisture, but some have suffered, like my flowering crab whose leaves have dried up, and turned brown some time ago. From the garden show I understand this is happening to many trees, all due to stress of too much. Some people have even reported that their tree leaves are changing colour already; and the evergreen are loaded with cones, of every size and shape, berries are bowing down the branches, apple and pear trees are loaded etc. What would the old wives say to that? Maybe we don’t want to know!
Happy birthday to Sheila Maloney, celebrating a birthday this week! Also to my son Ivan Clarke and my brother Jerry!
Friday Night at the Foster was filled with expectation as the crowd came to see and hear perennial favourites “Then and Now”, better known as Rick and Larry, and they were not disappointed as the duo put on a great evening of entertainment. Next week new entertainers debut, Larry and Maura Gaugin; come out and make them welcome. And don’t forget to vote for the Foster on the website of the Ontario Choice Awards, Attractions Ontario, under Top Performing Arts. Last year we won and with your help we will do so again.
Friends of Lucy Maud Montgomery are holding their PEI supper on Thursday August 24th, as well as holding the premiere performance of one of L.M.M.’s least known books “The Blue Castle”. The play will also be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings, at 7:30. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door. Don’t forget their Wednesday luncheon and entertainment either.
August 19th and 20th is “Art in the Park” weekend, when artisans from near and far come to display and sell their creations. Many have been coming since the inception and I understand there is something new happening, to add to the excitement this year.
And then there is the “Steam Show/Heritage Day” on Sunday August 27th. Thankfully some new volunteers have been recruited, to help with the many tasks associated with holding this special day. People such as Allan McGillivray, Isobel St. John, Bill and Elsie Wood, Bob and Muriel Nesbitt, Howard Colby, and others, worked tirelessly to establish not only the museum, but these particular days. It would be so sad if this event were to cease, as some other events have, from lack of interest. This is part of our history!
The Artists of Uxbridge are now looking after the “Art on the Fringe” event, which is also part of Celebration of the Arts and the Studio Tour weekend, September 16th and 17th, also at the Museum. More later!
There are no church services at Sandford and Zephyr during August, but the Search Committee has been active in reaching out to possible candidates. We are grateful to Rev. Leslie Sedore, who has volunteered to take several of the services for us, when we reconvene in September.