Well, it appears we are in for another spell of that wet stuff, something we were crying for last year, but many are crying about this year. Many things have benefited from the additional moisture, but some have suffered, like my flowering crab whose leaves have dried up, and turned brown some time ago. From the garden show I understand this is happening to many trees, all due to stress of too much. Some people have even reported that their tree leaves are changing colour already; and the evergreen are loaded with cones, of every size and shape, berries are bowing down the branches, apple and pear trees are loaded etc. What would the old wives say to that? Maybe we don’t want to know!
Happy birthday to Sheila Maloney, celebrating a birthday this week! Also to my son Ivan Clarke and my brother Jerry!
Friday Night at the Foster was filled with expectation as the crowd came to see and hear perennial favourites “Then and Now”, better known as Rick and Larry, and they were not disappointed as the duo put on a great evening of entertainment. Next week new entertainers debut, Larry and Maura Gaugin; come out and make them welcome. And don’t forget to vote for the Foster on the website of the Ontario Choice Awards, Attractions Ontario, under Top Performing Arts. Last year we won and with your help we will do so again.
Friends of Lucy Maud Montgomery are holding their PEI supper on Thursday August 24th, as well as holding the premiere performance of one of L.M.M.’s least known books “The Blue Castle”. The play will also be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings, at 7:30. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door. Don’t forget their Wednesday luncheon and entertainment either.
August 19th and 20th is “Art in the Park” weekend, when artisans from near and far come to display and sell their creations. Many have been coming since the inception and I understand there is something new happening, to add to the excitement this year.
And then there is the “Steam Show/Heritage Day” on Sunday August 27th. Thankfully some new volunteers have been recruited, to help with the many tasks associated with holding this special day. People such as Allan McGillivray, Isobel St. John, Bill and Elsie Wood, Bob and Muriel Nesbitt, Howard Colby, and others, worked tirelessly to establish not only the museum, but these particular days. It would be so sad if this event were to cease, as some other events have, from lack of interest. This is part of our history!
The Artists of Uxbridge are now looking after the “Art on the Fringe” event, which is also part of Celebration of the Arts and the Studio Tour weekend, September 16th and 17th, also at the Museum. More later!
There are no church services at Sandford and Zephyr during August, but the Search Committee has been active in reaching out to possible candidates. We are grateful to Rev. Leslie Sedore, who has volunteered to take several of the services for us, when we reconvene in September.
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