Frost on roofs, morning mist on ponds, geese practising their formation flying, birds returning to the feeders, and several migrating warblers and sparrows spotted, all adding up to a changing season, although it is far too early!
Congratulations to Craig and Rebecca Mustard who are the proud new parents of Caleb Alexander, born on Saturday September 30th, 2017. This makes the third grandson for Grant and Rosemary, and the fourth grandchild. Congratulations also to Laura Ireland, who is off to Guelph this week for university, and to all the others who are moving ahead in their scholastic endeavours.
The sympathy of our communities go to Alex and Ken Lubinski and their families, in the passing of their mother Nora, nee Bain. This comes only a few short months after the death of their father.
Dwight and Deborah Clements spent and enjoyable two weeks in the Vancouver area, as they visited their son John and watched him at work, among the homeless and addicted.
Casey Spencer and Madison Holder entertained at the Foster Friday night, and this week Justin Kerswill and Jenn, will amaze the audience with their command of a great variety of instruments, including their voice. Don’t forget to vote for the Foster at the Ontario Choice Awards website!
This Sunday afternoon was another great day at the Heritage Centre/Museum as the Hot Rods came to visit. A hundred gorgeous classic and antique vehicles came from all over. The weather wasn’t quite as good as last week and may have deterred some from coming. If you haven’t yet seen it, please visit the new exhibit before month’s end, outlining the history of Uxbridge. How many of these famous people have you known?
September 16th and 17th, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the museum, the annual “Art On the Fringe” will be held. This year in collaboration with the Artists of Uxbridge. It’s always a great display of local artistic talent of many varieties.
October 1st, a Harvest Service will be celebrated in the Museum Fifth Line Church at 1 p.m. Rev. Bill Fritz will conduct. All are welcome. Donations for the Samuel Simpson Sharpe statue, are also being accepted by the museum.
Church commenced at Sandford this morning. I took in the service, which consisted mostly of singing the various parts of the usual order. Carol Gibson at the piano can make the simplest tune a symphony! Next week we are back to 9:30 a.m. at Sandford and 11 a.m. at Zephyr. However, the following two weeks will be joint services at 10 a.m., on the 24th at Zephyr with Rick McKinley officiating. Sept 17th to be announced.
On Saturday September 16th there will be a bridal show entitled “Down the Aisle”, at Zephyr church. Community members have contributed their wedding gowns from as early as 1930. The show is from 1 to 3 p.m. and all are welcome to come and enjoy the nostalgia!
The Sandford Council meeting scheduled for September 12th, has been postponed until September 19th. On September 28th, the U.C.W. will meet with guests bringing us the subject of creating shawls. If you enjoy knitting and crocheting you are welcome to join with us at 1 p.m., and see how your craft can benefit others.
October 15th is Sandford’s 161st anniversary followed by the annual Gala on October 20th. Bill Richardson has a lively line-up of entertainers. October 22nd is Zephyr’s anniversary. A busy few months ahead and then it’s Christmas!
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