Bethesda - Reach WI will be holding their October meeting on Wednesday the 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Epsom United Church. The speaker will be Steve Rensink, and the topic will be: All about Flutes. He will be presenting examples from his collection. Bethesda - Reach WI will recognized the International Day of Rural Women on October 15th. Please support this U.N. initiative by filling out the United Nation's Rural Women's Survey found at acww.org.uk. It is important that rural women (farm and non-farm) from all nations participate. What better way to celebrate United Nations Day on October 24th. In addition, October 16th was World Food Day. Another U.N. goal for poverty-reduction and sustainable food development is to have Zero Hunger in the world by the year 2030. Reducing food waste immediately, in all our homes, is a good start. What can we do to support this?
John DeBono called with an update about the subdivision development proposed on the former Bailey Farm At Epsom. He had several inquiries concerning this as he visited here. The property was resold approximately eighteen months ago. The new sight plan passed at Scugog Council this past week, so maybe construction will start soon. Hopefully all will go well for the new owners.
Keep November 2nd open to attend the church Beef supper at the Utica Hall. Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The congregation at Epsom welcomes you to church each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Please send news items to firstname.lastname@example.org
This October Thanksgiving and World Wide Communion arrived on the same Sunday, October 7th. The church was beautifully decorated with an abundance of produce and floral offering as we gave thanks for all the blessings we have received. We were shocked and saddened when we heard of Don Goldstones untimely passing last week. The funeral service to celebrate his life contained many happy recollections and sad remembrances. We will miss Don. We send our sympathy to his wife Catherine, their daughter Dianne, and son Ken and their families. We also will miss Len Stroud whose contribution to the agriculture community, in so many ways, will be truly missed. The service to celebrate Len's life was at the Trinity United on Friday October 6th. Our sincerest sympathy to his wife Marilyn, their family and Len's siblings. With family and friend gatherings this Thanksgiving weekend we know how fortunate we are, but lets not forget those here and around the world in need of us giving back. To those whose hearts are broken because of the tragic accident in our area, know our prayers are being offered for you. Email news items to: email@example.com, or by phone at: 905-852-5389.
The community has been invited to enjoy the wonderful voices of the trio "Reflections", as they provide the 11 a.m. service at Epsom church on September 23rd. Following the service, at 1 p.m., the community has been invited to the Epsom school yard, to rearrange the weeds to a different location restoring the appearance of the yard to it beautiful self, minus the weeds.
Come to the Epsom United Church for a pot luck and corn roast at 3 p.m. Please accept this as your invitation to all events.
The Bethesda-Reach WI has been preparing for another successful and interesting program year. In August, Paul Arculus inspired us with stories of the inspiring women of Port Perry. Most notable of these, was the woman who founded and operated the first hospital in Port Perry.
In September, the branch will do an armchair travel to Nepal, as Arnis Pukitis shares his insight of living and working there. Please join us at Epsom United Church on Wednesday, September 26th, at 7:30 p.m. Women's institutes welcomes all women regardless of religious beliefs, colour, or political belief. It was a fun evening for those who traveled to Greenbank on Saturday, to enjoy the Good Brothers. They certainly didn't disappoint us, and it was a great evening.
The Uxbridge 4H calf group traveled to Beaverton for the Durham West 4H dairy calf Championship show on Friday, to advance their calves to the next level. It was a very hot evening for both youth and calves. Congratulations to Brianne, Tiffany, and Kyle Meek, on their excellent placements.
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What a week. Starting with the busy Port Perry Fair, wasn't Ben Hudsons' concert fantastic on Sunday evening?
This week brought 14 4H youth to the Ashton farm, to train themselves and their calves for the Uxbridge 4H dairy calf club show, on Saturday at the Uxbridge Fall Fair. It was a beehive of activity at the farm at 6 a.m., on Saturday morning.
A huge thank you to all who organize these Fall Fairs, and to all volunteers, including the 4H leaders and the parents who drive their children here and there for them to participate. The weather did a complete 1:80 in the space of a week, being so hot at the Port Perry fair, and so cool for the Uxbridge fair.
We are looking forward to the "Reflections", bringing their message in song, to Epsom Church on September 23rd at 11 a.m.
Plans are in the works for a community work bee and corn roast on September 23rd. Look for a flyer in your mail box giving complete details.
I'm really disappointed in the people who use our road to throw out their fast food garbage. The families who live here take great care of their property, the property you throw your garbage on.
Congratulations to Tiffany meek, who earned the honour of "Queen of the furrow" at the Durham Region Ploughing March, held on the Brooks' Farm this past week.
Our community was saddened this week with the passing of two long time residents: Margaret Hunter, 95, possessed such a young bright spirit that we enjoyed so much. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday. Our condolences to her daughter Leigh Anne, and Dennis and her Family. Lloyd Brawn, 93, passed away on Friday, following a short illness. I remember as a child watching Lloyd on the sulky training horses on the track, where Epsom Downs subdivision now is. Lloyd was a great next door neighbour to Doris Armstrong, and she missed his visits when Lloyd retired to West Shore. Our sincere sympathy to his daughter Trudy, and Murray and his family.
Congratulations to Fred and Margaret VanUden on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Wishing you much happiness in the years ahead.
Happy birthday to Doris Armstrong, who celebrates 94 years on the 10th of September. You encourage us to stay young no matter the number. A warm welcome to you at Epsom church each Sunday at 11a.m.
On Sunday September 23rd, "Reflections" will bring a service of beautiful gospel music to Epsom Church. You are invited to attend.
The farmers are having a difficult time dodging rain drops to get their 2nd and 3rd cut hay harvested.
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This is the last week of holidays for our school students. We want to wish each a memorable year at the schools in the area, and for our university student who will be entering for the first time. Enjoy this amazing experience! And to those who are continuing their education, may it be another successful year toward your future plans.
It's so good to see Kate Johnson back home following a most exciting experience through Europe this summer, and we’re looking forward to hearing all the highlights, Kate!
This week nature has revealed many beautiful monarch butterflies. It is something we have waited to see for many years now.
On Thursday, August 23rd, I saw the barn swallows probably for the last time, lined up on the hydro line, bidding us a fond farewell for another year.
Worship is on Sunday morning at Epsom church at 11 a.m.
The August Bethesda-Reach WI meeting will be held on Sunday August 19th. This is a lawn party at the home of Corinne Croxall (55 Ganton Road, Uxbridge). The speaker is Paul Arculus, speaking on the topic "The Women of Port Perry". We will gather at 3 p.m., with Paul speaking at 3:30 p.m. A barbecue will complete the day. Save the garbage-please bring your own dishes and cutlery, along with lawn chairs. A freewill donation would be appreciated; the profits support the two local food banks. To facilitate ordering food, please call Barbara Weese at 905-985-3976. Spouses, friends, and community members are welcome.
Better health is wished for Carol Wilbur who is now home from the hospital.
It was a picture perfect Saturday for the Evans Family picnic held at Highview Farm (8th concession, Scugog). Sixty-four family members of the late Wilfred and Gladys Evans enjoyed reminiscing and getting to know the new additions to the clan.
Sunday's perfect weather gave everyone a look back at the machinery of the past at the farm of Paul and Betty Ann Harder. We were thankful for that machinery back then but enjoy the modern labour saving machinery of today. Lets enjoy this lovely August weather and be thankful for all we've been given.
The biggest news is it finally rained on Sunday July 15th.
Twenty-five of the thirty-four antique vehicles and occupants gathered at Arnold and Gail Kerrys' to start a journey to Kincardine, Ontario and area. Following the Kerrys in their 1918 Buick Roadster through a torrential downpour was an experience we might not witness again. We visited the oldest brewery at Neustadt Ontario, home of John Diefenbaker. We enjoyed a guided bus tour through the Bruce Nuclear Facility which gave us an insight into this massive place. Next was the Ice Culture at Hensall where they create and send ice sculptures all over the world. The Canadian Tire commercial ice truck was front and centre for photo opportunities. The museum at Goderich houses a huge diversified collection and the Gaol guided tour where the last hanging in Ontario took place was just as educational. Of course we visited a couple of places that enjoyed owning antique vehicles and a stone home dated 1869, restored to that era and the stories that accompany such a home. Each day we watched as massive golden fields of wheat were being harvested. Just ideal weather. Take a trip through Blyth, Brussels, Hensall, Goderich and the Huron Coast, you won't be disappointed. There's a little church at Glen Major that holds services each Sunday evening during the months of July and August, at 7 p.m. I know you will receive a warm welcome.
No church service at Epsom until August 19th.
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Friday evening area farmers and friends gathered at the Shier farm at Wilfred for the Holstein Twilight B.B.Q. The evening was a celebration of farming, great food, great visitation, and fantastic music provided by Irwin Smith.
They're back. On Sunday Hayley and Carter Ashton returned from a 9 day canoeing trip.202 km on the Rideau canal from Kingston to Ottawa with some amazing Scouters and youth. A huge thank you to their Scouters and 1st Port Perry Venturer for all the amazing skills taught and opportunities offered; it’s a fantastic experience.
Wasn't that a party? Thanks to the Evans Family for the opportunity for farmers and Farm friends to come and view their state of the art business. The day was perfect for learning more about dairy farming and enjoying the delicious peameal bacon on a bun, and Kawartha Dairy ice cream. We all enjoyed visiting with friends from far and near. The farmers are quickly getting their second cut of hay processed before it dries standing in the field. Wow it's dry.
There is no church service at Epsom until August 19th as Rev. Dayfoot is on holidays.
Happy July 1st Canada Day to everyone. It certainly was the hottest one in my memory. Spectacular fireworks were the crown of the evening.
The Ontario county W.I. Strawberry Supper at the Scugog Community Centre is Thursday July 5th at 6 p.m. Plan to attend as the proceeds of this delicious meal goes toward a 4H scholarship.
What an amazing week for our young people. On Monday evening Tanya showcased her piano students at the end of the year piano recital which included many Epsom students. Christopher O. Levi S., Noah A., Mya S.,Madeline O., Lily O., Hayley A., and Jessica A. It was an awesome night of young talent. Thank you Tanya for your encouragement to all the students.
On Thursday afternoon we had the pleasure of witnessing 9 former Epsom students graduate from P.P.H.S. Congratulations to Dawson Ashton, Ivy Cassibo, Brandon Jefferies, Curtis Jordon, Oskar Kalm, Brooklyn Kerry Cailey Nottingham, Liam Wilks, Jaime Wilson. It seems like just yesterday you were graduating from grade 6 at Epsom. We wish each of you the best years ahead as you pursue a new level of education.
Congratulations to Ross and Marilyn Munro who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6th.Time flies but with it are many wonderful memories with family and friends as the years go by.
Our sincere sympathy to the family of Ken Rolston who passed away on Thursday June 28th. Funeral from Low and Low Uxbridge on Friday July 6th.