Sincerest condolences go out to Marlene Trewin and family on the loss of her mother, June Bray, who passed away on November 22nd at the age of 92.
The Blackstock Co-op Nursery School’s (BCNS) annual 'Breakfast with Santa & Friends' returns this Sunday, December 2nd, and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blackstock Recreation Centre. The morning will include a pancake breakfast for everyone, a children’s colouring and letters to Santa table, and an opportunity to have photos taken with Santa himself by local Blackstock photographer Rachel Callan. The book and bake sale returns along with the always popular silent auction. A variety of exciting items are available to bid on including overnight accommodations at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, St. Anne’s Spa, Nestleton Waters Inn, and Great Wolf Lodge. In addition, there are several local businesses and vendors that have donated a variety of products and services, including three-month memberships to both Anytime Fitness and Kalsamrit Martial Arts Gym in Port Perry, as well as lift tickets to Brimacombe Ski Hill, just to name a few. Prices are $5 for an Elf plate and $10 for a Santa plate. This is the largest annual fundraiser for the Blackstock Co-op Nursery School, a non-profit organization committed to providing a positive learning experience for children in the Blackstock and surrounding area. No reservations are necessary. Cash will be accepted at the door. Donations for the Operation Scugog Food Bank will also be accepted at the door.
For more information, please call: (905) 986-4585 or email:email@example.com.Visit BCNS’s Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2197216180553884/?ti=ia. This week’s euchre winners: Elmo Gibson came in first place and also had the most lone hands. Doug Day came in second place. Minnie Ayling came in third place. George Wind and John Kay shared fourth and fifth place and Jo-Ann Wind and Keith Van Camp tied for the mid score. The Blackstock Euchre Club meets every Tuesday evening in the Blackstock United Church Hall except on holidays. Play starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp, and everyone is welcome.
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The snow has practically all disappeared with the return of mild temperatures on the weekend, and Saturday's rain. The concession roads are terrible to drive on with all the mud and potholes. Maybe paving roads should be the first start by our new council, as they plan for their 2019 budget.
The Lions served breakfast with Santa on Saturday at the Hall, and the children were treated and received gifts. Euchre at the Greenbank Community Hall is on the second and fourth Wednesday, and every Friday, of the month, at 7:30 p.m. However, on Wednesday, December 5th, euchre will be cancelled.
The churches of Scugog are putting a float in the Port Perry Santa Claus Parade, and Greenbank participants are asked to be at the fairgrounds at 4 p.m., on Saturday, December 1st, to join this group in the parade.
The Black Light Puppeteers will perform at the Greenbank church on Friday, November 30th, at 7 p.m., Sunday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. On Friday December 7th the Sunday School Concert and Puppet Show will be performed at 7 p.m. Donations will be appreciated.
December 15th, a Christmas Concert with Naomi Bristow will be at the Greenbank church at 7 p.m. Naomi's June concert was great, and we look forward to her return. Admission is by donation at the door, with proceeds going to the Greenbank United Church Accessibility Fund. For information call (905) 985-4504, or (905) 985-2090, or go to the website at: www.greenbankchurch.com.
Thanks to those who have donated and continue to give to the 'Accessibility Fund'. It is well on its way to reaching it's $200,000.00 goal.
December 5th . There will be a potluck meal and meeting. The Fidelis unit invites guests to join them at 12:30 p.m. for a meal and the program. Donations for the Food Bank are welcomed. The Evening Unit U.C.W. meets at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck at the church. Please bring toiletries for the Denise House.
The 'Messiah' is coming; G. F. Handel's Masterpiece, conducted by Thomas Baker with 100 voice chorus and professional orchestra will be on Monday, December 17th and Tuesday, December 18th at 8 p.m. at the Trinity United Church, on First Avenue, in Uxbridge. An offering to defray expenses will be received at the door. (suggested donation of $25). Advance tickets are suggested, and may be obtained from a chorus member or at Blue Heron Books; Presents, Presents, Presents, or Brian J. Evans Financial Services, all located in Uxbridge.
On Sunday, birthday wishes were sung to Avary Conard, Carlie Doble, and Jim Gibson. After church, Jim was totally surprised when he arrived home to see he and his wife's five daughters, with their families, greet him with lunch and gifts to celebrate his special November 26th birthday.
At Church on Sunday, Juli Myers happily and gratefully announced that the Mission Team has surpassed its fundraising goal of $35,000, and will now work on sewing projects, and other items, to take to Guatemala in April, 2019.
Greeters on “Reign of Christ Sunday” were Tom and Valerie Hunter and grandchildren Hunter and Carlie Doble. Young Faith Myers lit the Christ Candle. Poinsettias, donated by Deborah Gross – Markham Home for the Holidays, brought a touch of Christmas to the sanctuary. Doug Watson provided the music ministry with his solo and by playing the guitar.
Scriptures were read by Peter Duivesteyn. A message that Peace comes through love; Love conquers hate, and trust conquers fear, and all are part of God's plan for the world.
Next Sunday, at 11 a.m. is Advent I and Communion service for all.
Then at 3 p.m. Sunday December 2nd, Minister Stephanie will have a service at the Port Perry Villa.
Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m., please join in a guided meditation at the Greenbank United Church with Stephanie.
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Looks like we have had our January thaw. It’s hard to believe we had enough snow to get the plows out, and now it is gone and we are having rain.
The Seagrave Community sends prayers for a speedy recovery to Earl Durward who is back home after surgery. Earl brings his horses and wagon out on Christmas Eve to take people caroling around the village.
Condolences go out to Diane and Keith Puckrin on the recent passing of Diane’s brother, Eldon Carter of Oshawa.
I received word this week that Sylvia Wanamaker passed away on November 2nd. Sylvia was the eldest daughter of Glen and Marjorie Wanamaker, and was raised on the Somerville farm.
Wyn Hughes visited the birthday box. Evelyn Pike helped Minister Stephanie light the Christ Candle. John Olivero was the Scripture Reader. This Sunday was 'Christ the King Sunday' and the message shared was that Jesus was known as the Prince of Peace. We have been called to be disciples of Jesus. Tara Taylor gave the Minute for Mission report. Evelyn Pike led the 'Ukelele Band' singing Happy Birthday in French to Wyn Hughes. Those in the band are Evelyn, Jonathon Feyen, Tara Taylor and Bill Richmond. Minister Stephanie ministered at her first 'Healing Service' on Sunday evening which was very calming and peaceful.
November 28th at 7 p.m. - 'Sharing of our Vision' meeting for the future of our churches at the St. Andrews United Church in Sunderland.
November 29th at 7 p.m. - Turkey Supper Review Meeting. Everyone is welcome.
December 1st at 4 p.m. Santa Claus parade in Port Perry. There will be a ministerial float and we are invited to walk as a pastoral charge church group alongside the float. Meet at the fair grounds.
December 2nd to December 23rd at 9:15 a.m. Please bring non perishable food items or paper products for the Scugog Food Bank. Box at the rear of the Sanctuary.
December 2nd at 9:15 a.m. - 1st Sunday of Advent and Communion Sunday.
December 2nd to December 30th at 9:15 a.m. We are looking for donations of clean, gently used towels, bedding, and travel size toiletries to be donated to 'A Place Called Home” in Lindsay. A box will be at the rear of the sanctuary.
December 6th at 7 p.m. - 'Let's Talk About'. Note change of date.
December 8th at 8:30 a.m. - 'Men's Breakfast Group'. All are welcome.
December 9th at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interactive science presentation. 'Science in the Church Rocks', event which will be about rocks and minerals and is designed for children. Bring your friends. December 11th at 12p.m. 'Christmas Out To Lunch.' Turkey luncheon with all the trimmings, dessert, refreshments, and entertainment. Free will offering and donations will go to the Scugog Food Bank, and is very much appreciated. If you wish to reserve a seat at the table contact Jean at (905) 985-9921 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A sign up sheet for food items is in the vestibule. If you wish to rent the hall, call Rick at (905) 985-8383 or email@example.com. If you have a news item for this column, call Jean at (905) 985-9921 or email to :firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to provide a reminder that the 2nd Annual Community Christmas Pot Luck Supper, at the Utica Hall, will be on Sunday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Please consider this your invitation to join together in a family setting with neighbours.
That -19 degree temperature last week, on November 21st, produced few cold days and broke some long-time held records.
The 'Candy Cane Cafe Talent Night' last Wednesday, set up by the P.P.H.S. music department, was a great musical success. Our youth are so talented. Thanks for sharing this evening.
The Durham District School Board has started a process which would see Epsom Public School sold. It's sad to think that something that contains so much history and memories between it's walls can just be sold.
The combines rolled into the Canadian Foodgrains fields this past week to harvest the corn crop which yielded 285 tons from 70 acres. Many area farmers were also trying to finish their harvest which had Reesors and Stouffville elevators shut down early on several days. A huge thank-you goes out to all who helped, in any way, for product, supplies, crop planting, harvesting, and getting it to the elevator. This is a real mission that helps around the world. About 100 people gathered at the Sandford Hall on Friday evening to celebrate the Durham West 4H year. Congratulations go out to all the members who received awards, and a special thank you goes out to the leaders who spent many hours with the youth. We wish Brianne Meek all the best as she retires as a 4H member.
This is the beginning of Advent Season- the season of waiting. A welcome awaits at the 11 a.m. service each Sunday at the Epsom church.
Sincere sympathies go out to the Youmam Family from the Utica and Epsom communities. Matt's presence will be so missed.
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Caesarea Nestleton Euchre: Alma Manns came in first with 91 points. Doug Day finished in second place, and also had the most lone hands. Judy Westall came in third. Jocelyn Bradbury came in fourth.Carter Roberts, Mary Lou Breward, Howard Cayer, Bill Churchill and Bryan Allemang all tied for fifth place. Doug Day and Judy Westall tied for the most lone hands. Nestleton Euchre meets every Thursday evening (except holidays) in the Nestleton Community Centre, located at 3971 Hwy 7A. Play starts at 7:30 p.m., and everyone is welcome.
Blackstock Cartwright Lions Club: Dr. Steve Russell, a family physician for over 25 years in Port Perry, spoke to our Lions and guests about the hospice planned for North Durham, on the former site of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School in Port Perry. The concept started in England for palliative patients in the last stages of life who needed comfort, peace and relief in their final days; no one should die alone. The organizing committee is comprised of volunteers who have worked to create a Site Plan, arranged for assessments, and are awaiting permits, as Oak Ridges Hospice will be a registered charity, and the first hospice in Durham. Care is free to clients, with 50 percent of the funding coming from the government and the balance through fundraising. The Ministry of Health will provide a capital grant to help with the construction. The six physicians involved in the planning will rotate through the scheduling to provide care, while being supported by Registered Nurses. There are opportunities here for volunteered service, too. Dr. Russell hinted that this would be a great opportunity to involve the Lions Clubs of Scugog. Photos were taken of Dr. Russell receiving a donation of $3,500, proceeds from our Hallowe’en Dance, for Oak Ridges Hospice from our Lions.
By morning most of the snow will be gone leaving a few dirt piles where the plow dug in. It still doesn’t seem like the grass will get its final cut or that the leaves will be mulched. Nature will have to take care of itself.
Our sympathies go out this week to Annabell Jones, whose sister Earline passed away mid-week. No service for Earline is planned until the Spring.
Our sincere condolences also go out to the Smalley Family on the passing of father Ross. His death occured just a couple of days before the wedding of his granddaughter, daughter of Joan and Bruce, on Saturday. Ross had been in palliative care at the hospital for awhile, so his death was not unexpected, but it is still a big loss to this large family. Ross had lived his whole life in Sandford. A Celebration of Life will be held for Ross at the Sandford Hall on Thursday, November 29th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with words of remembrance at 4 p.m. Ross was able to fulfill his wish of dying at home.
On Saturday afternoon a huge crowd attended the Celebration of Life for Ron Shier. The Udora Hall was over-full, and some people had to return home as there was not even standing room available. It was an event most attendees will not forget. There was an abundance of stories told about Ron and his escapades over the years and the first hour (plus) was one continuous laugh. The crowd listened to all the tales as told by old friends and family, including his grandchildren, who gave a stellar performance. The gathering included all sorts of family and friends, and there were plenty of both to talk with. My family has some connection in 2 ways with Ron’s family, so there were some new people to meet, and people to see again that we don’t get to see often enough.
On Tuesday evening the Sandford church council, followed by the Official Board, held a marathon discussion session as we debated the fate of both the Sandford and Zephyr churches. In the absence of our minister, Rick McKinley sat in with us. One decision made was that for most of the rest of the year there will be joint services offered that would alternate each Sunday between the churches until Christmas, and then alternate monthly for January, February and March.
Correction from last week’s column: Reverend Eiko does not return until this week, and she will conduct Sunday’s service, in Zephyr, 10 a.m. She takes an extended holiday because she is paid for ¾ time and is not contracted on a full time basis. We welcome her back, and know she thoroughly enjoyed her stay in her home town in Japan. She will be at the church in Sandford on December 9th at 10 a.m.
On Thursday afternoon the Sandford UCW met at the church. Our guest speaker was Bev. Northeast, who talked about the work of the Salvation Army, in general, and about their work in Uxbridge, in particular. All the money collected, either from mail-in donations or from donations paid into the Kettle goes directly to purchase items for the community such as food hampers, clothing, school bags full of supplies, and other items. The Salvation Army employs no paid staff, including those people work as volunteers to collect donations for the Kettle. At the completion of the talk, Bev was presented with a cheque, for the Salvation Army, from the UCW as well as a cheque from the church.
On Thursday evening a large crowd met at the Senior’s building for the North Durham Nature meeting. For the program, James Kamstra gave a slide presentation of the trip to Cuba he led last February. Slides came from his collection as well as some from Derek Connelly and Jay Theibert. Jay’s wife Bev, myself and five other persons were a part of the trip as well.
Friday afternoon I did a stint with the Salvation Army Kettle, relieving Jim Campbell. It’s usually a fun two hours because there are often friends and acquaintances passing by. If you have a couple of free hours you might call Bev, as I last heard she still had some slots to fill.
On Friday evening several Sorority sisters, and family, attended the show “9-5”. This is quite a hilarious musical directed by Melinda Delorme. There certainly are some great singers in the show and the actresses playing the three female lead characters, and the actor playing the male lead were excellent. It was a full house, both on the floor and on the balcony.
The Christmas Concert at the historic Leaskdale church was held on Saturday evening. It was a very enjoyable programme with the Pine Ridge Chorus opening and closing the numbers, and performances given by the Notable Music Studio, Alan Ely, and the Lindsey Rose Highland Dance Co. in the first half of the show. After intermission Caitlin Crane and Casey Spencer also added their lovely youthful voices. It was a great mix of art forms, and there was a full house to appreciate it and add to their voices on a number of occasions.
Sunday morning service was held in Sandford and was conducted by Al Sopel and Joan Sine. In the absence of Melinda, CDs were used with varying degrees of success. The guest speaker was Christy Hackner, one of Jim and Sandy’s daughters. Christy spoke about her participation in soccer at the college she attends in Toronto and how they had travelled to Mexico and Panama to play and also to share their testimonies with other young people. They also spent some time at an orphanage playing with the children. She created a slide presentation which showed these activities, and showed the people with whom they mingled with when there.
We were so glad to welcome back, safe and sound, Adele Boy who has spent the last 3 months as an observer in Israel and Palestine; not exactly the safest places in the world to spend your time. We look forward to hearing more about her experiences soon.
It was the last Farmer’s market of the season, which also included a Craft market as well, so I dropped in after church. What an array of things to look at and purchase. Same beautiful displays of crafts, but also many displays of produce, such as vegetables, honey, beeswax, garlic, and baked goods which were works of art themselves. It was late when I arrived there, but the place was packed and it seemed everyone was enjoying themselves.
December 6th is the U.C.W. Christmas meeting. There will be a special guest musician, as well as a worship period, crafts, and discussions and decisions to be made about the charities we will support. It will be held at the church at 1 p.m. and all ladies are welcome.
A Celebration of life will be held for Ross at the Sandford Hall, Thursday, November 29th from 3-5 p.m. with words of remembrance at 4 p.m. Ross was able to fulfill his wish of dying at home.
Caesarea Nestleton Euchre: Due to inclement weather, the weekly euchre night had to be cancelled. Hope to see everyone this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Blackstock Cartwright Lions Club: The annual World Diabetes Day was honoured on November 14th in Blackstock. Thank-you to Farzad Valadkhani at the Wellness Shield Pharmacy for setting up a station in his pharmacy to check blood sugar levels for everyone. Lions worldwide recognize this day. Some groups expand the service to a full week, and others to the whole month of November. If you experience any of the following symptoms, consider that they may be warning signs of diabetes such as: frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased hunger, weight loss, tiredness, blurred vision, frequent infections, slow-healing wounds, or numbness in the hands or feet. Please consult a health care professional if you show warning signs.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Lion Keith Brown, whose birthday is on November 23rd.
The Bethesda-Reach WI invites everyone to attend their November 28th , 2018 meeting 7:30 p.m. which will be held at the Epsom United Church. Kate Johnson won a Junior Farmers Exchange Trip to Austria last summer and she will be sharing the highlights of her trip with us.
Following the U.C.W. meeting on Tuesday, the Ladies visited Pat Kingstone at West Shore Village Retirement Living. Pat moved there, from her home in Manchester, at the end of October and we wish her a happy and healthy retirement.
Plans are being made for a community Christmas pot luck dinner at the Utica Hall for 6:30 p.m. on December 2nd. Please join with neighbours for this event.
The Mount Zion United Church prepared a very delicious turkey dinner, for area residents, on Sunday evening. There will also be a craft and bake sale at the Mount Zion Community Centre on Friday, November 30th, Saturday December 1st, and Sunday December 2nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will keep the members very busy. Admission is free and lunch will be available.
The Blackstock Co-op Nursery School’s (BCNS) Annual Breakfast with Santa & Friends returns on Sunday, December 2nd, from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Blackstock Recreation Centre. The morning will include a pancake breakfast for all ages, a children’s colouring and letters to Santa table, and an opportunity to have photos taken with Santa himself by local Blackstock photographer Rachel Callan.The book and bake sale returns, along with the always popular silent auction. A variety of exciting items are available to bid on including overnight accommodations at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, St. Anne’s Spa, Nestleton Waters Inn, and the Great Wolf Lodge. In addition, there are several local businesses and vendors that have donated a variety of products and services, including a three-month memberships to both Anytime Fitness and Kalsamrit Martial Arts Gym in Port Perry, as well as lift tickets to Brimacombe Ski Hill just to name a few. Prices are $5 for an Elf Plate and $10 for a Santa Plate. This is the largest annual fundraiser for the Blackstock Co-op Nursery School which is a non-profit organization committed to providing positive learning experiences for children in the Blackstock and surrounding area. No reservations are necessary. Payment can be made by cash at the door. Donations for the Operation Scugog Food Bank will also be accepted at the door. For more information, please call (905) 986-4585 or email this address:
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This week’s euchre winners: Pat Currie came in first place; Linda Carder and Shirley Oldfield shared second and third place; Shirley Oldfield also had the most lone hands; George Wind came in fourth place; and Doris Manns finished in fifth place. Jo-Ann Wind and Keith Van Camp tied for the mid score. The Blackstock Euchre Club meets every Tuesday evening in the Blackstock United Church Hall, except holidays. Play starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp, and everyone is welcome.
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Remembrance Day has passed. There were many services around the country. Newspapers and magazine ran stories and there were e-articles, in abundance, written about the times, and about the men and women who did battle, along with those who stayed home and fought on other fronts. Let’s hope that it is not a one-day wonder and that folks, particularly those in positions of governance, will remember what was said when they are discussing foreign policy and armament manufacture and sales. Let’s concentrate on keeping peace, and using the country’s money for health, education, housing and the alleviation of poverty instead.
The snow we have had is not unusual, but what is different is that it hangs around and has not melted as it did last year. However, looking back, we did have temperatures lower than we have had this year, but not so consistently. Some corn has been getting cut, and some fields are being plowed, but apparently there are still many bean and corn crops that have not been harvested.
A few weeks ago I captured my outside momma cat, who has been around for about 6 years, and her 2 latest kittens. Momma got fixed and then I took them to my sister’s barn. Lo and behold, last week this cat appeared and she had somehow found her way back over 10 miles by road and goodness knows how far by field. Not sure what’s happened with the kittens, but I hope they are safe.
Congratulations to Barb and Bruce Harwood who now have a second great-granddaughter, and Karen and Jerry Popodynic who have another grandchild, by daughter Jessica and her husband.
On Wednesday evening there was the Uxbridge Horticultural group’s craft show and vendor’s night, where members and others showed off their various skills. Woods Clothing and one other business demonstrated their products, and a bountiful lunch was prepared by the Tin Mill and the Cupcake Eatery. Diane Spencer was there advertising her relatively new landscaping/gardening business. The Christmas meeting is a potluck, and friends and spouses are invited.
On Thursday evening, the Uxbridge Genealogy Group met in the lower hall of the Library. It was cold and snowy outside and not too warm inside as the heat in the library had not been working for several days. A notice just came out that the library will be closed, possibly until December 7th while the system is being repaired. Please check before making a trip in. The speaker for the evening was Alister McGowan who informed us about the many ways we could be preventing ourselves from getting ahead with our research. This was a most interesting subject, with many things being pointed out that should be obvious, but quite often are not. Next month the meeting is on December 13th and it will be our Christmas meeting with goodies.
Saturday was, of course, the Santa Clause Parade, with ground cover that did look like Christmas. It was a great parade and well organized. It seemed short but that may have been because there were no great lapses between floats as there often is. There seemed to be many new entries but also many regulars were not in the line-up. There was a very colourful and lively group of participants, featuring a great many fancy-dressed dogs and horses.
Sunday service was held at Zephyr with Rick McKinley conducting, and Melinda rendering a beautiful version of “How Great Thou Art”. Rick’s message was entitled, “When the Unthinkable Happens”. Melinda is very busy just now as she is directing the Onstage Uxbridge Presentation of “9-5” at the Music hall for this past weekend and the next. From what I hear, there is an all-star cast with great music, of course. Check the newspaper or website for information on how to get tickets.
In the afternoon a good crowd gathered once more at the Foster Memorial to enjoy the reading of the seasoned performers presenting “A Christmas Carol’. Following the reading, Jane Loewen led in a community sing with many loved and familiar Christmas songs. It was a lovely introduction to the music of the season, although I now hear the radio stations playing Christmas music. This is the last event at the Foster Memorial this year. Look for us next year, beginning in May, with another excellent round-up of great artists.
This Thursday afternoon, on November 22nd, the Sandford Zephyr UCW will host guest speaker Bev. Northeast. She will speak about the work of one of her pet projects which is the Salvation Army. She and Brad invest a great amount of time and effort with this group. Starting time is 1 p.m. at the church, and all are welcome.
That same evening North Durham Nature meets at the Senior’s building. The topic for the evening is Cuban Natural History and features slides by Derek Connolly, James Kamstra and Jay Thiebert. This is Cuba as you have never seen it from the beaches of the resorts. I was also part of the trip last year. Starting time is 7 p.m. If you are not a member, the admission is $5.
There have been a host of craft shows in the area and there will be one more on Saturday. The Uxbridge Farmers Market will move indoors at the arena, and there will also be an indoor Christmas Market. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other special events are going on in town as well so keep your eyes open and away from the ugly holes.
On Saturday evening the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society will hold their Olde Fashioned Christmas Concert at the Historic Leaskdale Church, from 7 p.m. to 9 pm.m. Admission is by donation. This is always a fun event with young and old participating.
On Sunday Reverend Eiko was welcomed back from her visit to Japan, as we lead into the Advent and Christmas season.
On December 8th, there will be a concert in Stouffville by the “Bach to Blues” group. Anyone wanting tickets please have your money ready for Rod on Sunday at Sandford. Tickets are $15 in advance, but $20 at the door.