It keeps us guessing! What is the weather going to be tomorrow, or will it be something totally different the next day? The school buses have not run for two days already, since school got back in session, necessitating two postponements for pizza days at Scott Central. I hope the kids finally got their pizza this past week.
Happy birthday to Eric Swan who celebrated becoming 21 this past week. He is assistant manager at Boston Pizza and doing well. Maybe that’s where the kids got their pizza? The family celebrated at Wixen Bridge. Also celebrating birthdays were the original Mustard twins Chris and Craig. Double fun! Jennifer Wilson, of the village also enjoyed a great birthday as did Rachel Sutherland Arnaud, former assistant curator at the Scott/Uxbridge Museum. Rachel is now furthering her career at Port Hope Archives.
Best wishes for a full recovery after hip operations go to George Johnson and Gloria Gorman. Gloria was sent home after two days with no home care assigned or anyone to look after her or check on her, aside from her friends. Is this the way they are doing it now? I hear them talking about more home care etc. Constantly, but this certainly doesn’t show that. It is good to hear that after all this time Elaine Cox is coming along very well. We are all happy for that!
Condolences go to the family of Shirley Davis, nee Elson, wife of Mervyn, who predeceased her, who passed away on January 18th. The Elsons and Davises have lived in the area for many years. Shirley was mother to six children, 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. That is quite a record!
After a number of thefts in the areas others have suffered different losses. Bruce Harwood had his tractor burst into fire; it was just luck that the bales and barn did not catch fire too.
Audrey Adams came home from spending Christmas and New years with her son, to find her basement flooded and some appliances damaged. What a mess! We hope this gets cleaned up soon.
On Tuesday night the Sandford Council met and discussed various up-coming events, as the next couple of months will be quite busy.
On Thursday the U.C.W. members met and enjoyed a potluck lunch and a nature quiz. They came up with a slate of officers for the coming year, which looked much like the last one, and discussed their up-coming meetings and other events.
Following that meeting the worship committee met and consolidated services until the end of April. This period includes the season of Lent through Easter. Several special services are planned as detailed below.
Attendees at the Yuk Yuk concert at Sandford Hall Saturday night reported a full house and a fun time for all. Photos certainly indicated standing room only.
There was a disappointingly small group at the North Durham Nature A.G.M. on Thursday evening. The A.G.M. itself was quite short as there are no elections until next year. Around the room were set up tables with a number of bits and pieces of wildlife and you and your partners were to guess what they were. This was quite fun! It’s one thing to see the whole bird or animal, quite another to guess what it is from a few feathers!
On Sunday I went to the Scugog Heritage Centre to hear master photographer and traveller, Jonathan van Bilsen, talk about several of his trips (to 99 countries) and offer advice on how to travel more efficiently and safely. It was very interesting as only his talks can be, full of humour too.
Also on display was an exhibit of fabric art called “Threadworks 2016”. It was a fabulous set of art, any piece of which would have taken hours to do with very fine needlework which looked like photography, many types of needlework, some appliqué, others that resembled scrapbooking and more. Most amazing and ingenious! I think it is on until end of February. Don’t miss it!
On Sunday February 4th, Rev. Eiko will build her service around the topic of Black History Month. She will continue to utilize video material, which is going over quite well with the congregation. On February 11th, we will be celebrating communion.
On Shrove Tuesday the congregation will host a Pancake supper at the church. The community, friends, and family are invited. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person. The evening will be joined with Valentine’s Day as well.
February 14th, is Ash Wednesday. We will not be holding a special service for this, but it will be incorporated into the following Sunday service on February 18th. Everyone is invited to join with us, in Sandford at 9:30 a.m. and Zephyr at 11:00 a.m.
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