Blackstock & District Lions Club
Many thanks to CCPS who received us so well at their Harvest Festival last week. We came with our barbecues and food and the tents were already set up for us. Our biggest challenge was to add some weight to the feet of the tents, because the wind was so strong. Many thanks to Lion Brian Moore, who came all the way from Minden to give us a hand. This activity was in recognition of our Governor’s Service Week. Thanks to Angela and her team from the School Community Council, for all that they do to support the students and staff of Cartwright Central Public School.
At our meeting this past week, were pleased to welcome our new pharmacist in town, Farzad ‘Francis’ Valadkhani, who shared his experience and values with us. We look forward to working with him soon.
Also attending our meeting was Lion Larry Doble, from the Greenbank Lions Club who gave us some background on available grants and how to proceed with a project. Thank you, Lion Larry, and expect a call from us when we have all the details in place.
Congratulations to the nine Lioness Clubs in our district, as they celebrate 35 years of service, in their respective communities this year.
Our Lions Clubs Camp Kirk will be doing their annual fall close-up, this coming weekend. Several Lions will show up with tools to help maintain the camp and they always enjoy a bowl of soup and sandwiches when they finish. Thanks for all your efforts.
Caesarea Nestleton Euchre
First place was won by Lorna Edgerton. Jim Tucker was second. Barb Blue came in third and had the most lone hands. Joe Goldsmith finished in fourth place. Alma Manns rounded out the top scores in fifth place. Pat Currie had the low score. The Bonus number was won by Sheila Patterson.
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.
The very high winds last Sunday resulted in many hydro outages. On Monday morning, some homes were still without it.
Congratulations to Glenn and Marion Larmer who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, with a family gathering.
There will be a Deconsecration service for St. John's Anglican Church on Thursday, November 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this unique service.
Sympathy is extended to Pat Sleep and her family on the death of her brother, Richard Bowles. Our thoughts are with Jessie his longtime wife and his family. The celebration of his life will be a private funeral at the farm.
On Thursday, Carol Thornton, May Buller, Hazel Coates, and Joyce Kelly, represented Shirley Women's Institute at the Central Ontario Area Women's Institute 115th Convention, held at the Sanford Community Hall. Everyone enjoyed Rob Snaek, the guest speaker who spoke on changing disadvantages and the workshop conducted by Kelty of Willowtree Farm dealing with new vegetables and new varieties, resulting in new eating habits. A delicious lunch was prepared and served by Steven Backs of Blackstock. An excellent day.
The Blackstock Euchre Party continues even though the results have been missed. Harvey Graham came first, Joan Graham and Olive Smith tied for second, Len VanSchagen came third, Harold Crawford came in fourth place, Norm Lackner came in fifth. Low, Mary Lou Breward. Most lone hands: Harvey Graham and Linda Carder.
Last week's results from the Blackstock Euchre Club: Doug Day came first, Audrey Mahaffy and Lorna Edgerton tied for second, Val Priebe and Donna Sweetman came third. Most lone hands: Val Priebe and Doug Day. Low, Ken Middleton. The specials were won by Jennie VanSchagen, Mary Lou Breward, Hazel Coates, and Joe Goldsmith. Please note that this event is open to players of all ages.
Winners at this past week were: Aileen VanCamp came first, Eileen Nelson came in second, Alma Manns came in third, fourth place went to Lawrence McLaughlin, and in fifth place was Doris Manns. Most lone hands: Harold Crawford. The winners of the specials were Barb Blue, Alma Manns, Harold Crawford, and Joycelyn Bradbury.
Another week of beautiful weather has been enjoyed by many. The bean crops are being harvested, corn crops cut, and another cut of hay taken by some farmers. Flowers continue to bloom, and leaves starting to fall as they change colour. Enjoy fall!
The Talent Auction fundraiser for Greenbank United Church was well attended and quite successful. Treasurer Wilma Smith, at church on Sunday morning, extended a huge vote of thanks to all who donated, to all the bidders and buyers, to auctioneer Carl Phoenix, and to Kim Thomson who coordinated the auction.
Thanks also go to other communities' support too.
Sunday's service included the lovely choral anthem, “Sing a New Song” by Young. In the Mission Minute with Pauline Reed, she spoke of Canadian churches which receive Mission and Service support financially, e.g. Northern Arms Pastoral Charge, Newfoundland, a four point charge with one worship service each week at 3 p.m. at one of the four churches. Any left over funds at year end are returned to M&S to pay it forward, and help other churches in need.
Rev. Parker's message “Allegiance to Jesus” reminds people to live their lives following Christ's example of faith and love.
Next Sunday, October 29th, at 10 a.m., Greenbank Church will celebrate its 121st Anniversary with Rev. Richard Parker, guest speaker Gordon Taylor, and music by our choir and group “Add Water and Stir”. Please join in worship and celebration and linger following service for lunch provided by Greenbank U.C.W.'s.
Sunday, November 5th, at 11 a.m. Service for Remembrance Day will have local teens Sarah Dulong and Sarah Shepperdson speak of their trip to Vimy Ridge.
Saturday, November 11th, at 7:30 p.m. the Gospel men's group FREEDOM BOUND will bring a concert in Remembrance at Greenbank United Church. Admission by donation of $10 suggested.
On Sunday, November 12th, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul's Anglican in Uxbridge is a Remembrance Memorial Concert featuring Orpheus Symphonietta performing Tchaikovsky's Symphony number five. Ticket prices are $15, at the door or Star Ticketing.
November 1st, Seagrave's annual turkey supper, only advanced tickets are available. To get tickets, call 905-435-5473, or 905-985-2489, or 905-985-3595, or 905-985-7778. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for children ages five to twelve.
November 1st, Greenbank U.C.W. Fidelis Unit meets at the church at 1:30 p.m.
November 7th, from 3 to 5:30/6:00 p.m. St. Vincent's Soup Kitchen at Doug Watson team. Call 905-852-7057 for more information.
November 8th, at 7:30 p.m., the Evening U.C.W. meet at the Greenbank church. Visitors and new members are welcome to both units' activities.
'Get well' wishes go to Deb Ward, who is at home recuperating, from a hip surgery she had last week.
Sorry to hear Rodd Foster and Chase Newlove, and others who are unknown to me, are having health issues. Please remember them in your prayers.
October 31st, at 6 p.m., treats for children will be available at the church. Be sure to drop by.
Happy October Birthdays to: Rachel Martens, who is 8 years old; Mark Puckrin; Hugh Baird; and Muriel Tassie.
Congratulations to last week's Sunshine Winners at Greenbank Public School: Weston Phoenix, Ricky, Lane Eric, and Colton.
Greenbank's team of racers competed at the Durham District School Board Area event last week, with Danica and Caidance Mantifel and Weston Phoenix all placing 4th. Great job kids!
Call to worship was called by the Rev. Michelle Hofman, on this 149th Anniversary Sunday service, a warm and welcoming greeting went out, to all who joined the anniversary service.
A special Thank you goes out to the port Perry's Senior Chorus for their gift of music on Sunday morning.
There will be a congregational meeting on November 19th. Rev Michele will be on study leave from November 6th to 13th.
Remembrance Day Service will be on November 12th, led by Doug "Wesley" Baird.
This pass weekend the First Nation community had Sweat Lodge Teachings. There was a good turn out for the Teachings.
Happy Birthdays and a few belated Birthday wishes go out to: Kim McCann on October 2nd, Linda Brown (Brownie) on October 12th, and Happy Birthday to Melissa Demone on the 24th, and David Archer on the 25th. Also happy birthday to Jenny McCready; Carol Edgar; and Harmony Jones, all on the 26th; Jill Thompson on the 27th, and Sharon Jones on the 29th. Happy Birthday to anyone who may of been missed this month.
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Greenbank church had a very successful Talent Auction on Saturday and the church thanks all for their participation. The preps for the Annual Seagrave Turkey Supper will be in full swing, beginning Friday, and if you wish to help with the cleaning of the kitchen, etc. come to the church at 9 a.m. on Friday. We are still looking for contributions of pies. Call Kim or John at 1-416-420-4570 or email email@example.com, if you wish to contribute. The schedule is as follows: October 31st, at 1:30 p.m. we will stuff birds; November 1st, at 9:30 a.m. we will peel potatoes; at 2:30 p.m. we will drop off items for the bazaar.
Our condolences go out to Penny Lafraugh, Krista and Colton, on the recent passing of Penny's mom, Margaret Morvin. The Celebration of Life was held on Sunday in Scarborough.
Get well wishes go out to Ruth Zolitz, who is in Uxbridge Hospital. Happy Birthday to Gwen Luke, whose birthday was on October 18th. Happy Anniversary to Gwen and Bruce Luke, for their anniversary on October 19th.Happy Birthday wishes to Karen Huestis, she will be celebrating her special birthday on Saturday. If you wish to set up for “Par”, contact Carol Coleman at 905-243-4628, or firstname.lastname@example.org Par is a program that automatically makes a monthly payment from your bank account for your offering, so if you are vacationing or unable to attend church, there is no need to worry. The program can be cancelled anytime you wish. A dedication service took place for the beautiful upright grand piano, which has perfect pitch, that Keith and Diane Puckrin donated to the church in memory of parents Fred and Mildred Puckrin, who were active in the life of the church from 1976 onward. Keith gave a brief family history of their lives in Seagrave. Joan Lee played “Abide With Me” on the piano and Wynne and Wendy Hughes sang one verse in Welsh, in perfect harmony. Rev. Richard’s message was entitled “Allegiance to Jesus”. What does it mean? The world is in a terrible place, we are like Moses asking God ‘What do you want me to do?’ Start by getting peace within and spread the peace, making sure Jesus is present in your life. It is time for action. A meaningful “Healing Service” was held in the evening at the church with Rev. Richard and his wife Marcia, with uplifting spiritual music played by Joan Lee in a dimly lit sanctuary creating a peaceful, serene atmosphere. At the service, if you wished, you could go forward to speak privately to Rev. Richard and Marcia of your wishes and be blessed, and a cross of holy oil placed upon your forehead. October 26th at 7:00 p.m. Let’s Talk About! Bring your favorite story of Jesus to share. All are welcome. October 29th at 10:00 a.m. Greenbank Anniversary service. Guest speaker Gordon Taylor. Music by choir and “Add Water and Stir”, followed by a light luncheon. Seagrave will be closed. All are welcome. November 1st at Annual turkey supper. Seatings at 4:45, 6, and 7 p.m. Only advance tickets are available. The cost is $20 for sit down and take out tickets. For children ages five to twelve, the cost is $5. Contact Kim at 905-435-5473, or Keith at 905-985-2489, or Betty Lou at 905-985-3595, or Ken at 905-985-7778. For more information go to www.seagrave-church.com. November 5th at 9:15 a.m. Remembrance Day service. You may bring keepsakes to place on the communion table with a brief description. You may light a candle in memory of a veteran at any time during the service. There is an invite to the community and the congregation to work together to make gingerbread houses of the Seagrave church, and possibly the Ocean House and the Store, to be submitted to the Bakersville Gingerbread Village display at the Scugog Memorial Library for November 29th. This would be in celebration of Canada’s 150th and all three buildings are well over 100 years old. This will happen only if there is enough interest. Contact Barb at 905-985-8383, or email@example.com, by October 29th for information. November 11th, from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Miller Memorial Church Christmas Bazaar. A light lunch will be available for $5.
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What lovely weather we had for Thanksgiving, when many families enjoyed gatherings with lots of food and fellowship. We do indeed have a lot to be thankful for.
Congratulations to Earle and Marlene Trewin, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. In addition Marlene’s Dad, Stuart Bray, celebrated his 96th birthday on Sunday. Congratulations to all of you!
Harvest fest for 2017
Plans are in place for Harvest Fest at Cartwright Central Public School. It is a chance to learn from the past and look forward to the future on Thursday, October 19th, from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us as we celebrate who we are and where we came from at Cartwright Central.
This will be an SCC fundraiser where the whole family can enjoy food prepared by the Blackstock Lions and try to win amazing baskets, front door décor by the Salvage Sisters, and buy some Hallowe’en treats. This is the pick up night for all the pre-ordered harvest baskets locally grown by Murray Hill Farm. Also pick up your pre-ordered apples from Algoma Orchard. Donate your old Hallowe’en costume and trade them in for a new one too!
First place was won by Heidi Kreig, with an outstanding score of 99. Hazel Coates was second. Pat Currie came in third. Joe Goldsmith finished in fourth place. Barb Blue rounded out the top scores in fifth place. Howard Cayer had the most lone hands and Shirley Oldfield had the low score. The bonus number was won by Alma Manns and Jocelyn Bradbury.
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.
Blackstock & District Lions Club
President John Ashmore and Secretary Eleanor Colwell attended the District A-16 Lions Club Officer training/refresher session, this past Saturday in Sunderland. It was a valuable session as it reviewed procedures that had been previously presented and it allowed us to share ideas with other Club officers. Thank you to the presenters and to the Sunderland Lions for hosting and feeding us!
Our District Governor’s Lions Service Week is coming up quickly and we’ll be cooking up a storm at Cartwright Central Public School this Thursday, October 19th, from 5:00 p.m. onward. We’ll be set up at the back of the school and will be barbecuing for the students and their families, as they participate in the school’s Harvest Festival, hosted by the School Community Council.
What a day! Rain, winds, trees down, and hydro out, it was a real fall day. Soon it will be snow flurries and I know that there are many of you who can hardly wait for that day.
Gretel Cameron's grand-daughter, Shannon Barton, was married to Justin Grieveson at the Cameron home in Robinglade, beside the pond (known as Poppa's Puddle). She was the third generation to wear Nanna's wedding gown. Poppa walked her down the aisle. The Rev. Sandy Beaton conducted the beautiful ceremony and then family and friends headed to Port Perry for a fun reception. The newlyweds enjoyed a traditional honeymoon in Niagara Falls, and are now settling in to their new apartment in Port Perry.
Saturday evening the Jolly 10 gathered at the home of Joe and Katrin Galea, to enjoy a delicious array of food and conversation.
Our thanks to Darlene Hallet who was our guest speaker on Sunday. Happy Anniversary to Jack and Ona Short on October 12th. Happy Birthday to Ken Stephens on October 22nd and Bev Madill on October 23rd.
October 21st - Greenbank talent auction.
October 22nd - 9:15 a.m. Dedication of the piano donated by Keith and Diane Puckrin, in memory of Keith's parents.
October 22nd - 12:30 p.m. Joint Congregational Meeting at Greenbank, called by the search committee. Your input and votes are required.
October 22nd - 7:00 p.m. Healing Service at Seagrave. Everyone is welcome
October 24th - 7:00 p.m. Chat Group three Trinity United Church Cannington.
October 24th - 7:30 p.m. Official Board Meeting at Greenbank Church.
October 26th - 7:00 p.m. Let's Talk About! Seven stories of Jesus
October 29th - 10:00 a.m. Greenbank anniversary service, followed by a light luncheon. This is a Reformation Sunday. Seagrave church is closed.
Our famous annual turkey supper is on Wednesday November 1st. Sittings at 4:45, 6:00, and 7:15 p.m. The price for adults is $20, the price for ages five to twelve is $5.00. Take outs cost $20. Advance tickets available only. For more information, please call Ken at 905-985-7778, Diane at 905-985-2489, Betty Lou at 905-985-3595, or Kim at 905-435-5473. There will be a bazaar in the Great Room. Ladies, start making pies, tarts, loaves, squares, and cookies. If you wish to donate preserves, knitted or crocheted items, they will gladly be accepted.
The hours of set up are as follows. October 28th, at 9:30 a.m. church clean up and table set up. October 30th, at 9:30 a.m. cut bread for dressing. October 31st, at 1:30 p.m. Stuff birds. November 1st, at 9:30 a.m. peel potatoes.
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The wind and the rain late Sunday afternoon pruned leaves and dead limbs off trees and put out hydro for eleven to twelve hours in Greenbank, flattened the old barn, formerly H. Hill's, south of Highway. 12 and 47 and toppled four trees at the corner of 47/12 as well. Clean up and hydro crews have much work ahead of them.
Greenbank Public School was well represented at the Lisa Carlson Run, with sisters Danica and Caidance Mantifel, each placing first. Congratulations girls, and all who participated.
Breakfast With Santa and the Halloween Dance are both sold out.
This Saturday, October 21st, at 7:30 p.m. is the Greenbank Church Talent Auction fundraiser, at the church with auctioneer Carl Phoenix. Viewing is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Baking, a queen size quilt, raspberry jam, and mystery basket high tea for four, are a few items up for grabs. Come and enjoy a fun evening in support of the church. Donations for the event are to be brought from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, via the Sunday School entrance, for committee set up.
On October 22nd, at 12:30 p.m., lower hall, at Greenbank church is a joint congregational meeting, regarding search for minister.
On October 24th, at 7:30 p.m., the Official Board of both churches meets at Greenbank Church.
Please note the time change of this event: October 29th, 10 a.m. is Greenbank Church's 121st Anniversary with Rev. Parker and guest speaker Gordon Taylor, farmer by occupation. Music by the "Add Water and Stir" instrumental group and vocalist Tiina Beaudoin, will add to the service. All are invited to socialize after service. Refreshments will be served in the lower hall. There will be no service at Seagrave on the 29th.
October 31st is “Doors Open” at the front church entrance, for any Halloween trick or treaters who will be treated by Doug Watson and helpers. Be sure to drop by with your goodie bags, children.
November 11th, at 7:30 p.m., Greenbank United Church presents a Remembrance Day Concert by the Gospel men's sextet “Freedom Bound”. An adult donation of $10 is recommended.
Extra voices to sing with the choir Christmas Cantata, “Magnificat” written by Stu Beaudoin, for the Advent 3, December 17th concert, are invited to join rehearsals every Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. for the first part of choir practice.
Jacob Taylor's North Durham select hockey team is still looking for bottles for their bottle drive, which may be dropped off at Taylors. You may also call 905-260-6393 for pick up. Jacob thanks all for support of the 2 week collection.
Happy Birthday, though belated, to Cliff Rodd on October 10th. The Sunderland United Church turkey supper, with plum pudding and pie, is on Wednesday October 25th, at 4:30 p.m. until all are served. The price for adults is $20 at the door.
Seagrave United Church's famous Turkey supper is November 1st with sittings at 4:45; 6:00, and 7:15 p.m. Takeouts will be available. The price for adults is $20. The price for children ages five to twelve years old, is $5. Only advance tickets are available. For more information, please call 905-985-7778, 905-985-2489, 905-985-3595, or 705-357-3871.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend and digging watching the Leafs score a pile of goals early in their season.
It was a beautiful afternoon to congratulate Milton and Elaine on their 50th wedding anniversary last week. Their son Gene emceed the afternoon's celebration. The Barbershop group that Milt led and sang and harmonized their way into everyones hearts. Their son Mark wowed those in attendance with his amazing voice, singing "On the street where you live", "My Prayer", and the incredible "Backward Song". Milt, Elaine and Family, we wish you years of love, happiness and music.
Everyone is welcome each Sunday to Epsom Church at 11:00 am. The following is from the W.I. of Ontario: the Women's Institutes Of Ontario Celebrates 120 Years. Bethesda-Reach Women's Institute has had a firm belief in the value of community. This year the Women's Institutes in Ontario, are marking the 120th anniversary of their founding in Stoney Creek, and service in rural Ontario. To mark the event and Canada's 150th birthday, the local group is trying to reach into the rural communities in Uxbridge, Epsom, and Port Perry area and get to know our neighbours. To that end the local Bethesda-Reach Women's Institute branch has arranged a special afternoon tea at the Uxbridge Seniors Centre on Marietta St. on October 14th from 2 to 4 p.m. Rosemary Oliver, a talented fibre artist will show some of her beautiful work and the refreshments will be special. We welcome our neighbours, friends, those who have helped us in many ways and anyone interested in beautiful things. If you would like to come, please call 905-852-3925.
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