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SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn

We have a maternity turtle ward across from the former Seagrave Store. A very large turtle was spotted laying her eggs on Saturday, June 6th, and the area has been taped off in hopes to protect the eggs. It takes 60 to 90 days for the eggs to hatch, depending on the weather. There are also baby robins, nestled in various hanging planters in the area. The rebirth of nature continues. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to: Cathy Nix, June 2nd, John Kent, June 7th, Ken Nix, June 8th and Brad Goris, June 10th. On June 4th, Ena Wassenaar celebrated her 84th birthday, but there were no celebrations due to COVID19. Happy Birthday to Howard Payne, June 15th. Sympathy is extended from the community to the family and friends of the following Greenbank people: Kathryn Bealmer who passed away on May 29th at Ann and John Peters home, Marolyn Rushford who passed away at Lakeridge Hospital in Oshawa, on June 1st, at the age of 90. Condolences to her son Hugh and brother Lyle and his wife Irene Michener of Peterborough. Mary (Till) Real, wife of Ross Real, passed away June 4th, at Caressant Care in Lindsay. Condolences to their children, Don and partner Dave Chambers, Kim and Rod and sister’s-in-law, Betty Stone and Mary Jean Till. Sunday, June 7th was Trinity Sunday, which was the first Sunday after Pentecost, celebrating the Christian doctrine of the Trinity – the three persons of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. One God in three Divine persons. I encourage you to think about what you can plant and grow, both literally and spiritually. Call a friend, contribute to the food bank, plant seeds, protect nature’s rebirth. God wanted us to look after creation and care for it. Minister Stephanie’s virtual Sunday services can be viewed on our website If you wish personal prayers, grocery or medication pickup, or to submit a photo of how you are keeping active for Coffee Hour, contact, Minister Stephanie by e-mail or or phone 905-718-8086. The Seagrave and Greenbank Churches outdoor food banks are open daily. Take what you need, give what you can. Our doors are currently shuttered, but the Church is the people, and the people are continually reaching out and providing services to the community. The Seagrave Park Board scheduled Art In the Park, on July 11th has been CANCELLED. If you have news for this column, contact Jean at or 905-985-9921. Do not tolerate disrespect, not even from yourself. All lives matter.

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