Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


FRIDAY, April 27/12

 

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Fri – EESS hosts Rugby =Girls -6pm- ; Boys -8- vs. WCI

-Fri – Legion Roast Beef Dinner, $12 ; 5:30-7pm.

 

 

EESS SPORTS THURSDAY:

 

SOCCER: GIRLS – EESS 4 GLENCOE 0

SOCCER: BOYS – EESS 4 GLENCOE 0

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Rego, Tony;  of Vienna; on Wednesday,  aged 52 years;  Survivors include:  sister Maria (Gary) Sioen  of Vienna etc. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg  Sunday,   7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Tillsonburg on Monday,  10:00 a.m.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS VAN IN PT. BURWELL?

 

(From Elgin OPP) – “Recently police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Port Burwell area. The vehicle is described as a white full sized van with black rims and tinted windows down the side. An 8 year old boy reported to his parents that on Sunday  he believes he was followed by what he described as a suspicious van down Robinson Street in Port Burwell.  Eventually the van left the area. There was no contact and no conversation between the child and the driver. The driver is described as a white male, over thirty, wearing dark clothing and ball hat, no facial hair.”

 

 

TURNING OFF SCREENS IN AYLMER

 

(Information from teacher Penny Timpany at McGregor School)  - “Several Aylmer area schools took on the challenge to “Turn Off the Screens” this past week to  encourage families to reduce their screen time for computers, gaming systems, TV etc. and to increase their physical activity. The program, promoted by the Elgin-St. Thomas Health Unit is called “Pause to Play”. Many schools and community partners organized free activities for families, including Zumba, Kid’s Yoga, DrumFIT, Celebrity Readers at the Library, bowling, and skating etc.  at the Complex.  Two activities, horseshoe pitching and cricket,  were postponed due to poor weather and will be rescheduled.  Free tickets for all events were made available at participating schools. Students graphed their screen time for the week and compared it to the amount of physical activity they participated in daily.”

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Spring colours in Rotary Park west of Elm St. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

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THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q- “Aylmer’s Recycling Changes”
  

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NEW AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

NEW – “Historic Buildings of Aylmer” – On Sale at ($15):

Campbells, Pinecroft, Kellys Deli, Studers, Clovermead etc.

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THURSDAY, April 26/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-EESS hosts Boys, Girls Soccer vs. Glencoe

 

-Fri – EESS hosts Rugby =Girls -6pm- ; Boys -8- vs. WCI

-Fri – Legion Roast Beef Dinner, $12 ; 5:30-7pm.

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‘WALK FOR MATT’  AT EESS

 

 (Contributed) – The Aylmer Shrine Club and East Elgin Secondary School are sponsoring a “Walk for Matt”, in memory of Matt Pearce, next Friday, May 4 at the EESS track, from 3 pm until 8 pm. Proceeds are for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for children. Matt died as a result of an accidental burning last month. Pledge sheets can be obtained at EESS, Dowler-Karn, New Sarum Diner, Steelway and other local businesses.  For more information call Jeff Smith of Aylmer Shriners at 519-633-5681    

   

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Both four-legged and one-trunked species show spring colours on an Aylmer street this week. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

         

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: 

“P.V. GOLF IS 50 YEARS OLD”  

 

(Fifty years ago this week Pleasant Valley Golf Course,Aylmer, opened.) In 1959 Mr. O.A. Hepburn sold his 167 acre farm on the present site to a group of three investors – Dr Bill Cresswell of Aylmer, Jack Broughton of London, and Jack Rice of Aylmer. The trio found they soon needed more financial help and so the Pleasant Valley Syndicate was formed and included the following Aylmerites: Dr Barney Clarke, Dr John D. Colquhoun,   Harry Gunstone,  Arthur Hueston, J. Kiriakopolous,  Dr Don Robinson,  Frank Truman, and George VanPatter. This group later expanded to include 40-50 investors. The course took a year to get ready (actually the Belmont Golf Course was starting at same time.) Dave Ferguson of Aylmer was a landscaper at Imperial Tobacco and originally came to Canada from Scotland to work as a golf course designer so he was given the task of setting up Pleasant Valley. Dr. Cresswell said they tried to keep the natural layout of the farm – they didn’t use a bulldozer a lot – in the preparation. There were no permanent bridges in the original course – the two had to be taken out in the fall – to get across Catfish Creek. They also used the original farmhouse and barn for clubhouse and equipment purposes for many years. In April, 1961, they opened.

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WEDNESDAY, April 25/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Thu – EESS hosts Boys, Girls Soccer vs. Glencoe

-Fri – EESS hosts Boys/Girls Rugby – vs. WCI  (8pm)

-Fri – Legion Roast Beef Dinner, $12 ; 5:30-7pm.

 

 

KRISTEN MCCORD IN MISS GLOBE CONTEST

 

(Information from Tammy McCord of Pt. Burwell, mother of Kristen McCord) – Kristen McCord of Aylmer, who won medals in the World Karate Championships in Spain last year, has been chosen as one of 60 finalists in the Miss Canada Globe Pagaent. Kristen was informed of her selection earlier this month. She will go to Toronto in August for the competition. The winner will advance to the Miss International event in Albania in the fall.  Kristen qualified as a result of several phone interviews and online applications – she has done some modelling part-time. Contestants must be at least 20 years of age.

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THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Marlee Kuchma, age 13, of the local Martial Arts/Karate Club held at Summers Corners School goes through her weapons routine in the WKC regional competition in London on the weekend (see yesterday's report) . (Contributed) (CLICK)

 

 

BOXING IN ST.THOMAS

 

(Contributed) – “The Iron Horse Boxing Club and its volunteers are dedicated to teaching the sport, science and art of boxing. The Iron Horse Boxing Classic is being held in St Thomas on Saturday April 28  at the Timken Centre. There will be a VIP pre-event and dinner featuring some of Canada’s greatest living professional boxers ie. George Chuvalo. Proceeds from both events to the Iron Horse Boxing Club and the Tara “Boom” Houston Children’s Foundation. Cost is $17 for adults for the matches. Program at 7:30.

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUESDAY

 

-BOYS RUGBY – Huron Park 34 EESS 0

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“TREE FELL WHILE SCHOOL STARTING”

 

(The tree that fell at McGregor came down about 8:45 am in the windstorm Thursday. This information is from Richard Auckland, McGregor School Principal) – “Unfortunately, the large tree at the South end of our school yard succumbed to the high winds on Thursday this week.  Two large limbs came down approximately 4 minutes apart.  Thankfully, all student stayed on the tarmac as they usually do prior to school starting and again due to the weather they came directly into the building.  As a result of the high winds and potential danger, students were kept in for the balance of the day.  Students were also kept inside during the removal of the tree as heavy trucks and machinery were in use and were travelling in and out of our yard during the day.  No injuries resulted and the tree was removed on Friday.  Just a reminder that our yard is not supervised prior to 8:45 a.m. and that parents should remain with students for their own safety until a teacher is on the yard.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, April 24/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Tue – EESS hosts Boys Rugby vs Huron Park

 

-Thu – EESS hosts Boys, Girls Soccer vs. Glencoe

-Fri – EESS hosts Boys/Girls Rugby – vs. WCI (8pm)

-Fri – Legion Roast Beef Dinner, $12 ; 5:30-7pm.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Pettit, Ronald,  of Springfield,  on Tuesday, in his 75th year. Survivors include: wife Marilyn (Killough) Pettit etc. He was born in South Dorchester. Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Friday, at 1:30 pm.

 

Milmine, Gladys, of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer, on Monday, in her 94th year. Survivors include: children Carl Milmine and wife Judy, Rodger Milmine and wife Peggy, Carole Grass and husband John and Sharon Sawlor and husband Norman, all of Aylmer.  She was predeceased by brothers and sisters Melvin, Lillie, Calvin, Bruce, Okeal, Violet, Wilfred, Gladys, George, Orlaf, Clair, Lawrence, Daisy, Edward and Edna. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Full Gospel Church on Friday, at 11 am.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“APRIL 28 HAD WIND STORM”

 

“The Hydro One site reports about 600 customers have their power out between Pt. Burwell and Calton and other major disruptions by Straffordville.  Otherwise it appears there are just isolated outages in the Aylmer area. (In Aylmer, there are power disruptions in town on Cedar, on Oak and on Elk as trees have blown over on lines.)  In Town as a result of the strong winds associated with the storm front that is passing through the region, several hydro poles have been damaged (10 poles snapped) which has resulted in approximately 200-300 Aylmer customers without power. The power outages to the affected areas are expected to be lengthy and could possibly extend into tomorrow or beyond before all power is restored. (From Hydro One -“On Thursday, April 28 at approximately 6:30 am a severe wind storm passed through South-western Ontario. The Town of Aylmer has been impacted significantly, several trees have blown down breaking poles (approx. 10) and tearing down overhead lines in several areas on the south side of town.)

 

 

NEW AYLMER RECYCLING PLAN

 

(A new recycling plan for Aylmer begins next week. The following information is from Rod Tapp, Director of Operations  of the Town of Aylmer.)

1. Why is Aylmer making recycling changes at this time? –  ”The new MRF (Material Recovery Facility) in London is now open. The Town  along with other area municipalities is able to recycle much more now due to having access to this new state of the art 21.5 Million Dollar facility.

2. Should our box be delivered by now? – No, by the end of this week. (People should indicate their address on their box)

3. Can you use your old blue boxes for paper recycling? – Yes, you can put out as many blue boxes as you want, just ensure that the containers are kept separate from the paper products. (Recycling is now every week.)

4. What are a few new major items that can now be recycled? – There are many new items (see this week’s ad in the local newspaper). (Editor:  Pizza boxes ok for Paper; No styrofoam or plastic bags; Paint cans, aerosol cans, drink cartons ok.)

5. I use a garbage pail; is that considered a ‘bag’ under the new 3 bag limit? – You can use a garbage container, however your garbage must be in a bag in the container.”

 

 

LOCAL KARATE STUDENTS QUALIFY

 

(Information from MaryLynn Okkerse, Chief Instructor of Martial Arts/Karate Club at the Summer Corners Public School class)

“Some local students competed at the WKC Provincials in London on the weekend and have qualified (top eight) for the nationals in Quebec  in Mid-May. In Quebec, Team Canada will be chosen for the WKC World Championships, also in Quebec in October.  Last year Patrick Grigg and Kristen McCord from this area were at the WKC championships in Spain.

London results:  Kristen McCord, Aylmer, age 21 – continuous sparring (1st), point sparring (1st); Mark Deleemans, St. Thomas, age 52;  Mike Hill, Norwich, age 43 – continuous sparring (1st); Dave Rempel, Aylmer, age 28 – continuous sparring (1st), weapons (1st); Andy Horvath, Tillsonburg, age 52 – continuous sparring (1st); Whitney Shaver, age 17, Port Burwell;  Greg Rockefeller, age 38, Tillsonburg – continuous sparring (1st); John Martens, age 28, Aylmer –  kata (1st); Jay Okkerse, age 38, St. Thomas; Kelly Hovorka, age 48, Tillsonburg ; Marianne Hauser, age 33, Aylmer; Marlee Kuchma, age 13, St. Thomas – team kata.

Students train, on average 2-4 times per week at various Martial Arts Canada classes in the area. The Summers Corners branch of Martial Arts Canada opened in 1996 and classes  are held on Tuesday evenings.  MaryLynn is the Chief Instructor there along with Marni Wolfe. She started karate in 1988  and holds 5 National Black Belt League World Titles in continuous sparring, team sparring and kata. (Kata is a pre-set routine of karate moves that simulate a self defence situation.)

 

 

HYDRO OUT YESTERDAY

 

There were several minor Hydro outages in East Elgin  identified yesterday on the Hydro One site. These included: at Springwater, at Corinth, east of Kingsmill, and east of Belmont. There are no problems in this area indicated today.

 

 

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MONDAY, April 23/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Tue – EESS hosts Boys Rugby – Huron Park

-Thur – EESS hosts Boys, Girls Soccer vs. Glencoe

-Fri – EESS hosts Boys Rugby – vs. WCI (8pm)

-Fri – Legion Roast Beef Dinner, $12 ; 5:30-7pm.

 

 

OBITUARIES: 

 

-Anderson, Coral V.; of Aylmer, on Friday, in her 98th year. Survivors include:  daughter Judith Couckuyt and husband Jack of Aylmer etc..  She was born in Malahide and worked at the Provincial Licence Office in Aylmer for 23 years and had been a member of the Aylmer Fair Board. Cremation has taken place.

 

-Lang, Anna Leilah (Millman) – of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer,  formerly of St. Thomas, on Saturday, in her 90th year. Wife of the late George A. “Art“ Lang . Arrangements through Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas.  Funeral at Plains Baptist Church St.Thomas on Wednesday at  1:00 p.m

 

-Taelman, Julien A., of Aylmer, on Monday, in his 88th year. Survivors include: wife Erna (VanHalewyn) Taelman;  sister Dorothy and husband Walter DeCraemer etc. He was born in Flanders and  came to Canada in 1937.   Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm . Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Aylmer on Thursday,  11:00 am.

 

-Russell,  Vivian Lucille (Godby), of Eden, on Saturday,  at the age of 74 years.  Survivors include:  husband Carl Russell etc. Vivian was a secretary and treasurer of the Richmond United Church. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Wednesday, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. and Funeral on Thursday, at 11 a.m.

 

 

APRIL SHOWERS, NOT!

 

(From Environment Canada – Weather statement at 11 am –  For Elgin) “A developing weather system will bring cold temperatures, a mix of precipitation and strong winds to much of Southern Ontario today. The rain is forecast to change to wet snow as temperatures fall to just above zero for most locales.”

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS

 

- April 16, 2012, Station #2 assisted by Station #1, Hacienda Road, MV

(*At Hacienda and Talbot Line, minor injuries, two vehicles)

- April 16, 2012, Station #3, Culloden Road, Mutual Aid

- April 16, 2012, Station #4, 47951 Crossley-Hunter Line, outdoor fire

- April 17, 2012, Station #2, 8703 Imperial Road, Medical Assist

- April 19, 2012, Station #3, Ron McNeil Line, outdoor fire

 

 

 VON GRIEF EVENT IN AYLMER

 

(Information from Becky Ahrens , Community Support Services, Elgin VON) –  “We had a great turnout on Saturday for the ‘When Families Grieve’ presentation.  Twenty people came out to view the Sesame Street video with Katie Couric and Elmo by PBS.  The Aylmer Baptist Church generously donated their space  to provide this free event. All participants received a Sesame Street kit which included the video and 2 children’s books.  Following the video, great dialogue occurred around children’s grief which was led by Ron and Yvonne Allen of Aylmer and myself.   VON is hosting a Grief Support group in Aylmer in May.

 

 

AYLMER ACCIDENT

 

A 51-year old Aylmer woman was charged after her pickup truck struck the rear of a car driven by a St. Williams woman on Talbot St.  west near Myrtle around 8 am Tuesday, April 10. The struck vehicle was stopped for traffic as it headed west on Talbot; the Aylmer woman attempted to pass it on the left.

 

 

UPCOMING AT AYLMER MUSEUM

 

(Contributed) – “The Doctors and Nurses of Aylmer’ exhibit continues at the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives until May 26, 2012. (Open Tues – Fri 9-5 and Sat 11-4. 519-773-9723.). ‘Memorable Mondays’ will begin on May 14 from 2-3 pm at the Museum with the Topic: The Diamond Jubilee. Members are Free, Non-members $5.” 

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q – Future of the CBC? 

1. Time to abolish it; only private networks  11.43%  (8 votes)

2. Time to abolish; will save us $  27.14%  (19 votes)

3. Keep it; promotes Canadian talent  25.71%  (18 votes)

4. Keep it; an independent news voice  35.71%  (25 votes)  

Total Votes: 70

 

 

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FRIDAY, April 29/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-PD Day for Schools

-Aylmer Brush Collection this week; (tied, at curb)

-(Earth Day) Tree Planting:  2:30 at Bear Park (uptown)

-Relay For Life = Box luncheon, Kelly’s Deli, 11 am to 2 pm

 

-Sat:  Relay For Life = BBqs , 11-2 at  Beer Store, No Frills,  Family Flowers.

-Sat.: Pt.Burwell – New Fire Hall Open House, 11 am

 

 

OBITUARY:

 

Smith, Louise ; of Belmont,  on Tuesday , in her 90th year.  Survivors include:  son Wayne Smith of Belmont, etc. She was a member of the Belmont United Church.  Visitation at Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.. A memorial service will be held  at the Belmont United Church, on Saturday  at 11 am.

 

 

EARLY  EARTH DAY IN AYLMER

 

Earth Day (Sunday) was celebrated early in Aylmer this afternoon as two trees were planted in the park by the library. An Eastern Red Bud was planted by the Aylmer Environmental Committee and a bur oak was planted for Aylmer's current 125th anniversary. Taking part in the ceremony were: (from left) Councillors Judi Wright and Arthur Oslach, Mayor Jack Couckuyt, Bill Murch of the Environmental Committee and Roberta Wilson of the 125th Committee. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

STRAFFORDVILLE LIBRARY GETS GRANT

 

(Contributed) – “As a result of the federal government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund,  the Straffordville Library will become more accessible for people with disabilities. Joe Preston, MP for Elgin—Middlesex—London, made the announcement this week. The Library is receiving $50,000 to renovate the entranceway to the facility by installing automated door openers and removing the vestibule as well as creating an accessible washroom.”

 

 

BAYHAM FIRE DESTROYS SHOP

 

(Information from Bayham Fire Chief Gord Roesch) -BROWNSVILLE  - A fire,  aided by strong winds, destroyed a shop on Culloden Road here on Monday about 8pm. The shop was owned by Michael and Dennice Gortva. The family, away at the time,  lost  a 1930 Model A Ford and a 1977 Monte Carlo. in the blaze.  Six stations responded  -  Southwest Oxford, Beachville, Mount Elgin, Brownsville,  and Tillsonburg  and Bayham and Malahide,  which each sent two tankers. Fire fighters were on the scene until 11:30 pm. The tankers drew water out of the cistern at the Brownsville Community Center and out of a stream on Hawkins Road. The cause of the fire is unknown.

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

“Ont. Board Bans Bibles for Gr. 5s”
  
Total Votes: 102

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THURSDAY, April 19/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Brush Collection this week; (tied, at curb)

-EESS Ex. Boys Soccer Tourney at Columbus Park

(*SEE YESTERDAY’s GIRLS SOCCER VIDEO)

-Bayham 7; Malahide 7:30 Councils

 

-Fri: – Earth Day Tree Planting:  2:30 at Bear Park

-Fri: -Relay For Life = Box luncheon, Kelly’s Deli, 11 am to 2 pm

-Sat: -Relay For Life = BBqs , 11-2 at  Beer Store, No Frills,  Family Flowers.

-Pt.Burwell:  New Fire Hall Open House, 11 am

 

 

BAYHAM HOUSE FIRE

 

(Information from Bayham Fire Chief Gord Roesch) – “A residential fire in Richmond around 5 pm on Tuesday, April 10 caused an estimated $150,000 damage. A woman was outside the house  at the time – the likely cause was an unattended pot on the stove. Forty-four firemen from Malahide, Bayham, and Brownsville departments were on the scene for three hours.

 

 

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This month's update picture of the apartment construction at John/Sydenham. (photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

A READER WRITES:

 

“I would just like to rant for a moment about the bad drivers in Aylmer. I would like to know why people don’t stop for a yellow light ? Especially when they have time to do so? I was making a left turn north on John St. A taxi (van) had plenty of time to stop I had already let someone go by on the yellow and as I turned the van ran the yellow (just turning Red!) light? I’m getting really tired of risking my life every time I have to drive in Aylmer. I know there is a lot of seniors and young drivers in the area that shouldn’t be risking their lives either;  Aylmer is a very busy place in the mornings with all the people who have to get to work. Plus all the children off to school. Also a tremendous amount of bus traffic.. I believe this would be the best time for Aylmer police to be patrolling the streets. The morning I was there both police cruisers were parked at Tim Hortons.  (Larry Gillis)
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PERISCOPE THEATRE UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 (From Honor Wassing of Bayham’s Periscope Theatre) – “On April 28 at the Port Burwell Legion we are running a dinner and a dance.  The theme is No No Siesta, Si Si Fiesta with southwestern pulled pork.  We have Black Jack playing live.  Tickets are $10 meal, $10 dance or $17.50 if you attend both.  Dinner  at 6 p.m.

On June 30, we are running the Road Rally the same way as last year. A navigator and a driver with minimum pledges of $50.  The route is roughly 70 km  with 5 checkpoints where they have to pick up a card, answer a question or get some piece of information.  We are trying to focus on unusual or interesting things around Bayham and Malahide.

Our ultimate goal is to provide live theatre to Bayham but theatre with a greater purpose.  We really want to encourage the youth to consider careers in entertainment areas with a view to going to college to learn the trade.  If you can give them a taste of what it takes to put on a production, from painting and constructing sets, to lighting and sound, advertising and promotion etc. we may cultivate an arts community by the lake.

Our first production, Smart Ass, is a nitty-gritty take on life in a small port town, warts and all.  It’s humorous, pithy and anyone who ever lived anywhere in Canada knows one, if not all of the characters. The author is from Port Stanley and this play has never been on stage before.”

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EESS Girls Score Vs. Strathroy In Ex. Soccer Tourney:

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WEDNESDAY, April 18/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Brush Collection this week; (tied, at curb)

-St.Thomas Blood Donor Clinic (Timken  Centre)  -12:30 p.m.-7:30

 

-EESS Ex. Boys Soccer Tourney

-Fri: – Earth Day Tree Planting:  2:30 at Bear Park

-Fri: -Relay For Life = Box luncheon, Kelly’s Deli, 11 am to 2 pm

-Sat: -Relay For Life = BBqs , 11-2 at  Beer Store, No Frills,  Family Flowers.

-Pt.Burwell:  New Fire Hall Open House, 11 am

 

 

EESS GIRLS SOCCER TOURNEY

 

AYLMER – East Elgin Girls won all three round robin games today in their 16-team exhibition soccer tourney at Columbus Park.  EESS defeated Oakridge 2-0, Chatham Ursuline 4-2 and Strathroy 3-0 to qualify for a 2pm final. EESS girls and boys begin their league season next week.

 

EESS girls held an exhibition soccer tourney at Columbus Park today with 16 teams in 4 divisions - they are pictured against Strathroy- EESS boys have a tourney slated for tomorrow. (kb) (CLICK)

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SUCCESSFUL HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

 

(From Aylmer Fair Secretary Elaine Earhart) – “The attendance was great and the fair board is quite pleased. Saturday was our best day however it was also our longest day. Our venue was easily accessible, the weather cooperated for us, our vendors and  volunteers were super, and we would especially like to thank the EESS GABAA (girls and boys athletic association) for their involvement. All said this event was an absolute success.”

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TUESDAY, April 17/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Brush Collection this week; (tied, at curb)

-EECComplex Seniors Event, 9:30 am

 

-Fri: – Earth Day

-Fri: -Relay For Life = Box luncheon, Aunt Kelly’s Deli, 11 am to 2 pm (Pre-order)

-Sat: -Relay For Life = BBqs , 11-2 at  Beer Store, No Frills,  Family Flowers.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Kampers, Theodore (Ted), of Dorchester,  on Saturday,  in his 73rd year. Survivors include:  son Hugh (Marg) of Vienna etc.  Visitation at the Bieman Funeral Home, Dorchester on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday,  at 1:00 p.m.

 

-Reimer, Carole Anne, of Tillsonburg, on Monday, in her 69th year. Survivors include: husband Henry Reimer; mother Joan (Matthews) Taylor of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer etc. Cremation has taken place. A remembrance celebration will be held at a later date.

 

 

PAUL ROCHUS WINS RETINA RACE

 

In the tenth annual 10 k. Run for Retina Sunday in London, Paul Rochus of EESS finished first of 94 male competitors and EESS teacher John Loney was second. The event raises money for eye disease research at the Ivey Institute in London.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“OPEN AIR BURNING IN AYLMER”

 

(From Fire Chief Sam Taylor) – “Aylmer residents should be aware that there is an “Open Air Burning By-law” in the town that places restrictions on outdoor burning. The Fire Department has been issuing verbal warnings when responding to unauthorized open air burns, but we do have authority to issue fines for by-law violations. Responding to nuisance calls such as unauthorized open air burning affects our Volunteers. They often have to leave work or family for an emergency call, only to find out that it is a nuisance call. This also affects the employers of our Volunteers. We will be using our authority to lay fines or charges for repeat offenders of the “Open Air Burning Bylaw”, and should the problem continue to worsen, we will have little choice but to lay charges on the first offence. Residents can obtain a copy of the bylaw from Town Hall or can view or print the bylaw and set fine schedule from the Town’s website (www.aylmer.ca) ”
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