Thank you to everyone who supported the 4H Exchange club Roast Beef Supper on Saturday evening. The meal was delicious, and the auction was so much fun. They just learned that their club will be twinned with the North Forty Club out of southern Alberta. They will travel there at the beginning of July, and the North Forty Club will journey to Ontario in the beginning of August. The 4H club is also selling tickets for a raffle for a quilt made by Laura Campsall. Tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5, and can be purchased from Rob Ashton or Windy Meek.
Our sincere sympathy goes out to Elva Kerry, Cloyne Stearman and their families in the passing of their sister, Wilda, on Monday, February 4th, at the Oshawa Hospital. The funeral was held at the Mount Albert Funeral Home, and the reception was at the Zephyr United Church on Friday, February 8th.
All are welcome attend the Epsom church service at 11 am every Sunday. This upcoming Sunday, February 17th, Gord Taylor will lead worship.
Thank-you to Pastor John Molenaar for being the Minister, for the church family, twice in January. On Sunday, February 3rd, Reverend Lionel Ketola will be the Minister. The church reports are due this Sunday for the AGM meeting on February 24th.
A beautiful and fun double baby shower was held in Sutherland for first time mom to-be, Rachel, and second time mom to-be, Andrea. They received beautiful and useful gifts that will soon be put to good use. Best wishes go out to Rachel and Graeme, and to Andrea and Tom.
Sincere condolences go out to Lloyd and Nancy Morden, and their family, in the passing of Lloyd's father, Douglas Morden of Greenwood. The funeral, at the Barnes Funeral Home, was held on Sunday January 27th. Please send news items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder to all that the Durham West 4H Exchange Club Valentine Roast Beef Supper is on February 9th, at the Sandford Hall from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, 4H students for $15 and for children under 10 years old it is $10. To purchase tickets, leave a message for Rob at (905)852-2388. Pastor John Molenaar will conduct the church service at Epsom this Sunday on January 27th, at 11a.m. Annual reports are due by February 3rd for the AGM on Sunday, February 24th. Thank you Rob E. for the clean church yard on Sunday morning. Please send news items to email@example.com.
It was wonderful to be a part of a neighbourhood gathering in Epsom Utica as we celebrated the 2nd annual Christmas Pot Luck at the Utica Hall. Thank you to all for making this evening a success. I journeyed to Greenbank to see the Black Light Puppeteer show and it was an awesome production. Thanks to all who worked so hard to create this event. A welcome awaits you to the 2nd Sunday of Advent "Peace" at the Epsom church. It was exciting to be on the sidelines of both Uxbridge and Port Perry's Santa Claus Parade. The Christmas season must be here now. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your news items.
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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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.
Congratulations to the Durham West 4H youth who earned top overall county at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair last week.
Thanks to the volunteer leaders who guide and encourage our youth throughout the year. The Epsom Girls journeyed through the snow storm on Friday for a lunch date at Wooden Sticks.
The Canadian Foodgrain committee is finding it difficult to nail down a time to harvest their corn crop. Hopefully, the weather will permit that to happen soon.
Remember the date for the community potluck supper on December 2nd at the Utica Hall. This is your invitation. The Church in Epsom holds services at 11 a.m. each Sunday. All are welcome.
The Epsom/Utica roast beef supper is Friday November 2nd, at the Utica Hall. There will be continuous serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost for adults is $20.00, and for youth ages 6 -12, it is $10.00. For children 5 and under, the admission is free. We are hoping snow will not fall that evening. I apologize for giving the wrong information two weeks ago. The Epsom subdivision go-ahead was passed two years ago, but it's unlikely any shovel will be in the ground any time soon. The fall trees have finally burst into full colour, but that blanket of snow on Saturday evening reaffirmed that winter is close. Please send your news items to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (905) 852-5389.
We send our sympathies to the family, and 8 children and relatives, of Olive Wilson Evans upon her passing on October 16th, 2018. Olive, daughter of Mary and Joseph Wilson, spent her childhood on the farm on Concession 7, now known as Medd Rd. Olive was married to the late Lawrence Evans and many family, relatives and friends will come together on Tuesday October 23rd, at the Baptist Church in Uxbridge, to celebrate and honour this lovely lady.
The Bethesda-Reach WI will meet at the Epsom Church on Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Mr. Steve Rensink, and the topic will be "All about Flutes".
The Epsom/Utica Church Beef Supper is fast approaching at the Utica Hall. Start time is 4:30 p.m., and it goes to 7 p.m., on Friday November 2nd.
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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