Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


THURSDAY, June 23/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY

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-(Thurs: Pt. Burwell Mens Fastball host. 7 pm)

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-(Friday – Relay For Life at EESS 6:45 pm/ StrawberryFest at Fairgrounds)

-(Saturday = Mennonite Breakfast, 7 am, Auction at Curling Club. 9 am)

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*SEE VIDEO BELOW ON BANDSHELL MUSIC

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AYLMER COUNCIL MONDAY

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-Council confirms the appointment of Mr. R. C. “Andy” Anderson as the Citizen Representative to the Aylmer Police Services Board.

-That the real property with the municipal address of 420-424 Talbot Street West, Aylmer Ontario, (Medical Building)and being two contiguous land parcels legally described as PCL 9-2 S/S Talbot Sec. 164; PT LT 9 S/S Talbot St PL 164 Aylmer PT 5 to 13 of Reference Plan 11R-4631, Town of Aylmer, County of Elgin; and PT Lt 8 N/S South St PL 164 Aylmer PT 1, 2 of Reference Plan 11R-4140, Town of Aylmer, County of Elgin, be declared surplus and offered for sale.

-That Council forgoes the location provisions as set out in the Town’s “In Memoriam Request Policy” and permits the written request submitted by Ms. Vera Lampman to plant a memorial tree in Palmer Park, providing that the tree is planted in an area that is deemed suitable by the Parks & Recreation Manager.

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Every Thursday - By Dave Ferguson

 

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-Port Stanley Festival Theatre Presents  – Boeing Boeing – Wednesday June 15th to Saturday July 2nd –  Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for best revival by Marc Camoletti. Matinees 2pm Wed, Thurs & Sat; Evenings 8pm Tues-Sat Tickets: Preview/Matinee $25; Evenings $28; Students $14 (under 18; Tues, Wed, Thurs shows only; excluding Opening Night Galas); Season Subscription $120 Contact Phone: 519-782-4353 Website: www.portstanleytheatre.ca 

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*MUSIC & STUFF

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Great Lakes International Air Show – Friday June 24th – Sunday June 26th        @ St. Thomas Municipal Airport – Featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Team and a Friday Evening ‘Hour of Power’. Tickets available at the gate, online and at participating Libro Financial Branches. Raising funds for the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. etc. Website: www.greatlakesinternationalairshow.ca

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-Aylmer Strawberry Fest – Friday June 24th to Sunday June 26th – Strawberries & ice-cream, strawberry baking contests, children’s events, midway, Aylmer Idol, dances, craft vendors. Time: 5-10pm Fri; 10am-10pm Sat; 12-6pm Sun @ Aylmer Fair Grounds www.aylmerfair.ca

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Aylmer Museum Exhibition: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done – Monday May 16th to Saturday August 20th - Contact Phone: 519-773-9723 Website: www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Belmont Annual Summer Fun Day – Saturday June 25th – Summer Fun Day (SFD) is free and includes events and activities for participants of all ages all day! SFD 2011 will feature a rock climbing wall, Belmont Teen Idol, a dog show, a belly dancing demonstration, seniors’ fun bingo, 3 local bands, a local winery and a local brewery, etc. The highly anticipated and fully licensed Summer Evening Garden Party will return for adults, as well as a showcase of homegrown musical talent. Starts at 10am and runs all day @ Union Street Park. Website: www.belmonthub.ca

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Pinecroft Music Series: Valdy & Graham Wordrop – SaturdayJuly 2nd Renowned folk singer Valdy will be giving a concert at Pinecroft on Saturday, July 2, 2011. He is touring with New Zealand guitarist and guitar-maker Graham Wardrop.  No alcohol, coolers or pets. Dont’ forget your lawn chair! Time: 1-5pm with tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door @ 8048 Rogers Road S, Aylmer Website: www.pinecroft.ca

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HARLEY HOTCHKISS DIES

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-(Some information from CTV site) – Harley Hotchkiss, former Calgary Flames part owner has died at the age of 83. Hotchkiss was battling prostate cancer and died on Wednesday, the team said on their website. He was part of the group that bought the Atlanta Flames and moved them to Calgary in 1980. He was born in the Straffordville area and attended high school in Tillsonburg. His son John owns Riverbend Farms Nursery at Mt. Salem. Hotchkiss, who served as chairman of the NHL’s board of governors from 1995 to 2007, sold his minority stake in the Flames this season.He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006. He worked as a geologist, manager, and president for several oil companies before going on to establish his own energy companies.

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NEW FACE FOR MALAHIDE!

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(From Alison Adams, Malahide Community Services Clerk) -  “The Township of Malahide is now on FACEBOOK. Now you can connect with us on FaceBook for the latest information on upcoming municipal events, news and information, community events and more!  Check us out on Facebook – and don’t forget to click the “Like” button to stay connected to current Malahide information.”

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THE LOCAL LENS:

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Waiting for the big catch at Springwater. (photo by Deb LeBlanc) (click)

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EARLY THURSDAY, June 23/11

Aylmer Community Band at Bandshell Opening Tuesday:
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WEDNESDAY – MID-DAY EDITION

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AT LAST NIGHT’s BANDSHELL OPENING (Sorry for Sound Problem early)
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WEDNESDAY, June 22/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- EESS Exams begin

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-(Thurs: Pt. Burwell Mens Fastball host. 7 pm)

-(Friday – Relay For Life at EESS 6:45 pm/ StrawberryFest at Fairgrounds)

-(Saturday = Mennonite Auction at Curling Club)

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OBITUARIES:

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-BEVERIDGE, Janice - formerly of Aylmer, passed away on Monday, June 20th, 2011,  in her 83rd year.  Wife of the late Dr. George Beveridge. Janice was born in Comrie, Scotland. A public Memorial service to celebrate Janice’s life will be held at First United Church, St. George St., St. Thomas on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. No visitation prior to the service. Arrangements through Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas.

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DID I MENTION WE NEED MORE CASH?”

A large crowd attended the official opening of the renovated Palmer Bandshell and Park last night. Mayor Jack Couckuyt, shown here dancing with Bandshell fundraiser Mary Jane Lampman, gave an address and performances by the Aylmer Community Band and Choir followed. The Park now includes a fountain and cement dance floor. (see video). (Photo by Don Durkee) (ClickX2)

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MCS AUCTION SATURDAY

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(Information from Abe Harms at MCS.) - ”Organized by Mennonite Community Services held at the fairgrounds in the curling club barn .  All donated items  are being auctioned off – both new and used.  Auctioneers donate their time and are from Jutzi Auctions .  About 16 food booths – everything from ethnic foods to hamburgers.          Breakfast starts at 7:00 and the sales starts at 9:00 .  Strawberry fest is on site going on at the same time. ”

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ADULT SOCCER

-There isAdult/Co-ed  soccer on Sunday afternoons at 1 pm at Columbus Park. It’s only $2/game. Everyone is welcome. Contact Drew Mannen

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TUESDAY, June 21/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- Bandshell Opening, 7 pm-

-Aylmer Mens Soccer, 7 pm X2 = Rampage at EESS; FC at Steen

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-(Wed – EESS Exams begin)

-(Thurs: Pt. Burwell Mens Fastball host)

-(Friday – Relay For Life at EESS/ StrawberryFest at Fairgrounds)

-(Saturday = Mennonite Auction at Curling Club)

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AYLMER SENIORS/ACF AWARDS

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Aylmer Award winners from last Wednesday night at the Old Town Hall Library theatre:

Seniors Awards went to:  Albert & Rita Jansen, Nelda Tenhor, and Jeanette Pesall

 Aylmer and Area Community Foundation Recipients were: Ryan & Debbie’s No Frills, Aylmer Valu Mart, Art and Audrey Hill, Club 7, Linda Killough, Pine Street Gang, Mary Jane Lampman, Don & Judy Durkee,and Ron and Yvonne Allen, Danielle Webber.

 

*(From Nicole Pressey of the ACF) : “The Pine Street Gang received the Innovative Award. They would have received it for their hanging baskets down their street.”  

 

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MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT:

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-June 19, 2011 – Station # 1,  Calton Line, Medical Assist.

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BAYHAM COUNCIL ITEMS LAST THURSDAY:

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-Council approved the repeal of the By-law prohibiting the discharge of firearms in Port Burwell.
 
 -Wanda Hoshal provided a handout to Council regarding wording for a commemorative plaque proposed for the Estherville Cemetery.  She noted that the group was no longer contemplating that the plaque be made of brass due to cost and potential for theft, rather suggested a new material called avion which is available in London.  No pricing was provided.Ms. Hoshal commented that there was no cost to the Municipality for the retrieval and placement of stones to Estherville as neither staff nor equipment were provided.”
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TRI-COUNTY MENS FASTBALL

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Sunday = Straffordville 3 Ingersoll 1; Straffordville now 4-7; Next local game – Pt. Burwell hosts on Thursday 

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THE SURVEY SAYS:
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MONDAY: JUNE 20/11

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*SORRY, NO EARLY EDITION, GRADUATION!

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Council, 7 pm

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-(Tuesday – Bandshell Opening, 7  pm)

-(Wed – EESS Exams begin)

-(Friday – Relay For Life at EESS/ StrawberryFest at Fairgrounds)

-(Saturday = Mennonite Auction at Curling Club)

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THE SURVEY SAYS:

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-Re-Postal Strike: – Of 80 respondents; over 50% thought posties should reduce their demands; about 20% thought arbitration was the answer

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OBITUARIES:


Evelyn Mitchell, on June 18, of Aylmer ,in her 89th year. Survivors include: son Kevin Morrell and wife Sue of Kingsmill etc. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm.


Terry Coffey, on June 17, of Lyons in his 65th year. Survivors include: Step-son  Jeff VanVelzer and wife Paula of R.R.# 1, Aylmer . Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 11:00 am.

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AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY:

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AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:

-Council will discuss a staff suggestion that Andy Anderson be appointed to the Police Services Board

-Council will consider a report to declare the East Elgin Medical Facility property surplus to their needs

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HIGHWAY 3 EAST PAVING  SOON

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And work will continue, from Aylmer to Tillsonburg, until October.

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Aylmer A’s Rookie team now at 7 – (by richard broer)

On Wednesday, June 15th the Rookie A’s beat North London Blue Jays 15 – 13. Leading the way for the A’s with 3 hits each were Seth Hedges, Landon Underhill & Griffin Foster. Ryan Nancekivell, Nolan Wiebe,  Alex Tichelaar  & Andie Wittland had 2 hits each and Bryce Walcarius, Nathan Willcocks-Carroll, Daxton Sapezinskas Jordan Steele, Dayne Walcarius & Timothy Tapsell had 1 hit each.

On Thursday, June 16th, The Rookie A’s beat the London EEBA Seals 3  – 0.  Leading the way for the A’s with 2 hits each were Dayne Walcarius, Ryan Nancekevill, Seth Hedges, Nolan Wiebe & Alex Tichelaar. Landon Underhill, Jordan Steele,  Andie Wittland, Daxton Sapezinskas, Bryce Walcarius, Timothy Tapsell, Griffin Foster & Nathan Willcocks-Carroll had 1 hit each.

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SATURDAY, June 18/11

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THEAYLMERNEWS will no longer publish Saturdays (unless special items). Thanks.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- PERC Coffee AVsry – Free Cake

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ELGIN SMOKING CHARGES:

(From Elgin Health Unit) - ” Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act selling or supplying tobacco to anyone who is under 19 years old is illegal.  Using youth test shoppers, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health regularly tests all tobacco retailers in Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas to ensure they are obeying the law. 

In the second half of 2010, 82 tobacco retailers were test shopped.  Twelve of those retailers failed, supplying a tobacco product to a person under 19 years old, in contravention of the law. As a result of these illegal sales the following tobacco retailers were convicted of an offence under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act:

  • Owner of West Elgin Variety and Gas (West Lorne)
  • Owner of Friendly Variety (St. Thomas)
  • Employee at Family Mart 2 (St. Thomas)

Tobacco sales compliance (the number of tobacco retailers that refuse to sell tobacco products to test shoppers) in Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas is still lower than the provincial average.  In an effort to provide more support and education to tobacco retailers, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health offers regular Tobacco Retailer Education Sessions throughout the year.  At these sessions, as well as during regular inspections, owners and their employees are provided with resources to prevent tobacco sales to young persons.”

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SOUTHWEST SOCCER LEAGUE

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-Aylmer FC = Defeated St. Thomas 4-3 Tuesday; lost 2-1 to Glencoe last week; Record is 4-1-1; Next Game is Tuesday, host Mt. Brydges, 7 pm,  at EESS.

-Aylmer Rampage = Tied Railway City 1-1 on Tuesday; Defeated Railway City 6-2 last week; Record = 4-1-1;  Next Game is Tuesday host Shedden, 7 pm at EESS (*both Aylmer teams listed at EESS on Tuesday?)

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“AYLMER MAN KILLED AT CONSTRUCTION SITE ”


(AYLMER) – JACOB  M. GIESBRECHT, A CARPENTER, 60, OF AYLMER  WAS KILLED AROUND 4 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON WHILE WORKING AT A HOUSE BEING CONSTRUCTED ON SYDENHAM ST. EAST.  ACCORDING TO A  NEIGHBOUR  HE FELL FROM THE MAIN FLOOR ON TO THE CEMENT FLOOR OF THE BASEMENT.  ANOTHER SOURCE SAID MR. GIESBRECHT IS A MINISTER OF THE REINLAND MENNONITE CHURCH ON GLENCOLIN LINE EAST OF TOWN. THE HOME IS BEING BUILT BY AMISH BUILDER SIMON WAGLER. AYLMER POLICE CHIEF BIL SEGUI SAID THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING WITH THE CORONER’S OFFICE, THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND AYLMER POLICE INVOLVED.

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THURSDAY, June 16/ 11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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- Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils)

-(Friday – PERC Coffee  AVsry – Free Cake)

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OBITUARIES:

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Opal Edith Nesbitt, on June 15,  of Aylmer,  in her 85th year. Survivors include: children Bonnie Smith and husband Ron of Aylmer,  Bob Nesbitt and wife Barb of Aylmer etc.. She was born in South Dorchester. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Saturday June 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm.

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EAST ELGIN AGRICULTURE UPDATE:

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(Information from Mark Wales of Malahide, a V-P with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture):

“In our area most vegetable and tobacco crops are wrapping up planting this weekend or early this coming week. Later than normal but still ok. The real challenge now is if we have a good June and July then there will be some catchup, but for the most part all fresh produce will be a few days or weeks later than normal. Field corn that was planted in between the monsoons is up, but, is showing numerous bare patches where it was under water for too long. Growers will have to decide whether to replant patches or not.

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Still some corn going in and soybeans are just starting for the most part. A lot of land is still not really fit to work which creates challenges for growers who are looking at the calendar, their land and the forecast. Saturday we had some nuisance rain and chunks of hail along the lakeshore around 10am. No damage but we got wet planting.
Weeds of course seem to grow even under water and now that we have some heat they are a big challenge.

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I do not know of any Ginseng structure or plantings damaged by the storm recently and there is not much in Elgin, however it is not a crop that takes well to excess moisture and disease issues will be a problem. Aspagras harvest is on but again disease and excess moisture go hand in hand. Also if the chain stores think there is a supply issue then they buy from Peru etc, which my be happening. This is a real challenge in a global marketplace where chain stores have little or no loyalty to local producers.

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Farmers are all looking forward to lots of sunshine and only regular rainfall so we can get cropping back on some sort of schedule. Once the crop is all planted the real challenges come with delayed harvest this fall.”

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AWARD FOR RUSH CREEK

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(From Elgin Health Unit) – “Awards were presented recently at a ceremony in Strathroy honouring local winners of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. The regional winners are: 

  • Rush Creek Wines Ltd. (Aylmer, Elgin County)

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MENNONITE CONFERENCE HERE

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About 225 persons attended the annual Mennonite Networking Conference held at the EEC Complex in Aylmer all day Monday. Bus tours of local projects, schools, farms etc. were included this year.

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BAYHAM COUNCIL AGENDA:

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Some items: – Wanda Hoshal will speak on Estherville Cemetery items/ A discussion on repealing the bylaw to prohibit discharging of firearms in Pt. Burwell.

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(Every Thursday - BY DAVE FERGUSON)

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THEATRE

-Port Stanley Festival Theatre Presents  – Boeing Boeing – Wednesday June 15th to Saturday July 2nd –  Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for best revival by Marc Camoletti. Matinees 2pm Wed, Thurs & Sat; Evenings 8pm Tues-Sat Tickets: Preview/Matinee $25; Evenings $28; Students $14 (under 18; Tues, Wed, Thurs shows only; excluding Opening Night Galas); Season Subscription $120 Contact Phone: 519-782-4353 Website: www.portstanleytheatre.ca

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Elgin Theatre Guild Presents The Neighbourhood Crime Watch – Thursday June 9th to Sunday Jun 12th & Thursday June 16th to Saturday June 18th. This fast-paced play has all the ingredients of classic farce: mistaken identities, physical comedy, young lovers, the reuniting of a father with his lost son and, of course, a happy ending. . Time: Thurs, Fri & Sat shows at 8pm; Sun matinee at 2pm Tickets: $15/person; $10 on first Thursday @ Princess Avenue Playhouse Contact Phone: 519-633-8530 Website: www.elgintheatreguild.ca

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MUSIC & STUFF

-Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival – Saturday June 18th & Sunday June 19th 2011 – Held in and around the Historic Canada Southern Railway Station in Downtown St.Thomas.  The idea behind the event is simple: introduce the community to great BBQ, excellent Blues music and the joys of handcrafted beers.  Tickets: $15/weekend pass in advance (include $5 in food tickets); $10/day in advance; $15/day at the door (with no food tickets)Venue: Canada Southern Railway Station Address: 750 Talbot St, St. ThomasWebsite: www.bluesbrewsnbbq.com

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Great Lakes International Air Show – Friday June 24th – Sunday June 26th        @ St. Thomas Municipal Airport – Featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Team and a Friday Evening ‘Hour of Power’. Tickets available at the gate, online and at participating Libro Financial Branches. Raising funds for the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the Military Family Resource Centre (London) and the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Website: www.greatlakesinternationalairshow.ca

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Heritage Line Farm Market Thursday, Friday & Sat beginning June 2nd–Aug 27th  . Local produce available, encouraging you to buy local and support our farmers.Address: 53443 Heritage Line, RR1 Aylmer Contact Phone: 519-866-5577 Website: www.heritagelineherbs.com

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-Aylmer Strawberry Fest – Friday June 24th to Sunday June 26th – Strawberries & ice-cream, strawberry baking contests, children’s events, midway, Aylmer Idol, dances, craft vendors. Time: 5-10pm Fri; 10am-10pm Sat; 12-6pm Sun @ Aylmer Fair Grounds www.aylmerfair.ca

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Aylmer Museum Exhibition: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done – Monday May 16th to Saturday August 20th - Contact Phone: 519-773-9723 Website: www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15/11

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AYLMER/EAST ELGIN TODAY:

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-Aylmer Seniors Awards/ACF Award – Old Town Hall Theatre, 7 pm

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-(Thursday – Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils)

-(Friday – PERC Coffee – Avsry – Free Cake)

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MPP REPORT:

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-”In our, the province is helping four organizations deliver innovative local health promotion programs for 2011-12, such as:

• Central Community Health Centre (St. Thomas), $6,924 grant to develop and pilot a healthy living program for 60 low income youth ages 16-24.
• Elgin-St. Thomas Youth Employment Centre, $25,000 grant for a project through the Talbot Teen Centre to engage at-risk youth ages 12-18 by teaching research, communication, and television broadcasting skills so they can develop a local cable TV series that will provide a youth perspective on all six health promotion priority areas.
• London Beefeaters Football Club, $20,500 grant for the BEEFS (Better Exercise & Ethics in Football for Success) program which will promote and educate on-the-field and off-field healthy living for 500 male youth football players ages 12-22.
• West Elgin Community Health Centre, $49,950 grant for a project that will develop and pilot a health promotion program for 225 adult clients with a life altering condition and their caregivers who live in the rural area of West Elgin.”

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OBITUARIES:

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-FOSTER, Robert “Brian” - St. Thomas, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 , in his 64th year. Dear brother of Graham and his wife Marguerite Foster of Vienna. . He was a former resident with the Assoc. of Community Living in St. Thomas. A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, in Port Burwell. No visitation.  Arrangements through WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME , 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas.

 

 

JULY IST AT EEC COMPLEX

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-(Contributed) – “On Friday, July 1, 2011 (rain date: Saturday, July 2, 2011),  bring the family to celebrate Canada Day from 5:00pm-9:00pm at the East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer.  There is something for everyone; ranging from inflatables, carnival games, cotton candy, mini golf, buggy rides, photo booth, crafts and activities.  All ages are guaranteed a great time.  Relax and enjoy a hamburger hot off the grill while taking in the live entertainment sponsored by McTaggart, Armstrong, Dewar & Owen Insurance Brokers –  Studio Arts Rock School Experience:  Join Brian May to have a rockin’ Canada Day!  Kids will have an opportunity to explore instruments (drums, guitars, keyboard, and singing), play in bands, and perform songs.  No experience necessary! Remember to bring your skates for FREE public skating from 5:00pm-6:30pm.  Don’t worry if you don’t have skates, rentals are available for just $2 per pair, hockey and figure skates are available in a variety of sizes.  At  7:00pm join local dignitaries for the official Canada Day Celebration and cake cutting ceremony.  Stay for an incredible fireworks display starting at dusk and sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Aylmer, donations will be collected at the entrance.”

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 Official opening for the Palmer Bandshell Park is next Tuesday at 7pm. This photo was taken two weeks ago when fountain renovations were ongoing.  (kb)

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TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

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RECENT RESULTS: – Pt. Burwell 0, Harwood 19;  Pt. Burwell 1 Woodstock 3;  Straffordville 7 Pt. Burwell 3;  Straffordville 3 Hickson 8;  Straffordville 5 Innerkip 1; Pt. Burwell 3 Sweaburg 10; Pt. Burwell 1 Innerkip 8;  Ayr 9 Straffordville 7;  Harwood 9 Straffordville 2

-UPCOMING – Ingersoll at Straffordville, Sunday 7:30

-STANDINGS – Straffordville 3-7;  Pt. Burwell 0-9

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ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“AYLMER CROSSING GUARD ISSUE SOLVED

AYLMER -  Crossing guards were on duty at both at Davenport and McGregor corners for both morning and afternoon student traffic yesterday and will be there until the end of the school year. The guards were members of the Civil Security staff for the Aylmer jail cells. Said McGregor Principal Richard Auckland: “In the short term we have one of the jail guards as our (McGregor/Assumption) crossing guards.  It is agreed by all that the safety of our children is paramount.  I am pleased that Davenport/Immanuel Christian School/East Elgin are not losing their crossing guard either with the council’s decision.  I commend town council for doing their best to meet the needs of our school community and its students.”  The situation had to be resolved by Aylmer Council Monday after the previous crossing guards terminated their employment and the school corners were left with only occasional crossing help in the past week.”

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