Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


MONDAY, April 16/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council. 7 pm

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

 

-Tues: – EECComplex Seniors Event, 9:30 am

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Hedwig, Anspach, of Tillsonburg, on Sunday, at the age of 71 years. Survivors include: husband John;  son Georg Anspach and his wife Judy of Eden etc, Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at Peace Lutheran Church, Tillsonburg on Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m.

 

-Carroll, Scott, of Richmond,  on Friday, in his 86th year. Survivors include:  wife Shirley (Broad) Carroll; children Tim and Agnes Carroll of Richmond, Cherie and Duncan Hall of Pt.Bruce etc. He was a coach and umpire of Minor Baseball for several years and a past president of the Straffordville Lions Club. Cremation has taken place and a family graveside service will be held in Norwich Cemetery at a later date.

 

-Schned, “Betty” Elizabeth,  of Terrace Lodge, Aylmer,  on Sunday, in her 88th year.  Survivors include: son Ernie Schned and wife Jennifer of St. Thomas etc.  She was born in Hungary.  Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel  Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow.

 

 

EECC SENIORS EVENT TUESDAY 

 

This week is Seniors Day Tuesday at the EEC Complex.  The event goes  from 9:30 am  to 12:30 and includes lunch , a speaker, and  skating or shuffleboard – for $10. Guest speakers are  Grant Hughson from the Elgin Historical Society and Stacy Wraight from the Alzheimers Society. Registration in advance;  call 773-5631.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS

 

– April 10, 2012, Station #1,  Imperial Road, Burn Complaint

– April 11, 2012, Station #2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– April 14, 2012, Station # 2, Talbot Line, MVC

(*Two vehicles, at  Talbot Line and Hacienda Road, minor injuries,  at 5:20 p.m.)

– April 15, 2012, Station # 2, Springfield Road, Medical Assist

– April 16, 2012, Station #1,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

 

 

 ELGIN OPP SEATBELT BLITZ

 

(Contributed) The Elgin OPP will launch a Spring Seatbelt Campaign April 14 – 22. The week long operation will target drivers and occupants who are not buckled up, with particular focus on child restraints.  A properly used booster seat can reduce a child’s risk of injury in a crash by as much as 75 percent.  However, OPP officers continue to find children in danger because they are not properly strapped in a child car seat or the booster seat is incorrectly installed.

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q- Who will win the Cup?

1. Vancouver  24.44%  (11 votes)  

2. St.Louis  6.67%  (3 votes)

3.Chicago  22.22%  (10 votes)

4. Rangers  6.67%  (3 votes)

5. Pittsburgh  22.22%  (10 votes)

6.Boston  11.11%  (5 votes)

7. Detroit  6.67%  (3 votes)

Total Votes: 45

 

Q- Feelings on the Titanic?

1. Too much hype; other sinkings worse  12.96%  (7 votes)

2. Leave ship alone; it is a gravesite  24.07%  (13 votes)

3. I am fascinated by it.  18.52%  (10 votes)

4.Intrigued by Canada’s role in event  16.67%  (9 votes)

5. Am a little interested; following stories  27.78%  (15 votes)

Total Votes: 54

 

 

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FRIDAY, April 13/2012

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Yes, Friday the 13th

 

-Fri-Sun. – Aylmer Fair Home and Garden Show at EECC (see ad)

-Sun. – Artist 2 Artist at St.Thomas Art Centre, 2-4 pm,  Free

-Next Week:  Aylmer Brush collection (tied,  at curb)

-Monday: Aylmer Council, 7

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

As usual on Friday the 13th, there was a steady stream of motorcycles heading east through the stoplight on their way to Pt. Dover . (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL DINNER THURSDAY

 

(Information from Julie Cox, Springfield School Parents Council Chair, and Principal Scott Purvis)  – “The Thames Valley District School Board recently made a significant investment in the Springfield Public School library where three state-of-the-art computer centres were installed to support student learning and engagement.

The upgrade to our computers actually opened up some additional space in our library and our supportive School Council decided to seize the opportunity to launch a fundraising campaign to provide a few additional enhancements.  School Council developed a “wish list” of items – including carpeting, additional shelving and a video screen.

School Council had already been planning an dinner event to bring both the school and the community together and decided it would be the perfect platform to continue raising funds for their wish list. School Council enthusiastically re-organized their planned dinner to become the “Room to Read” Community Supper at Malahide Community Place on Thursday April 19.” (The dinner is at 6:30; There is a Raffles table, silent auction, and music by VogelJoy.)
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AYLMER YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION

 

 (Contributed by President Jeff Robinson) –    ”Soccer registration for the coming season continues. Those children born between 2008 and 1994 are encouraged to sign up to play co-ed house league soccer. Games are played once a week at Columbus Fields. Cost is $50 per player and each player receives a player shirt. The Season starts the week of May 28th.

 New this year is on-line registration at our web site:  www.eeys.ca;  with provision for on-line payment using PayPal.   Forms can also be picked up or dropped off at the Aylmer Veterinary Clinic on Talbot Street West in Aylmer. There will be a final staffed registration on April 14th at the rear entrance of St Pauls United Church. All registrations after April 15th are subject to an additional $10 per player. Families with four or more players pay $175.

On the website are also forms for parents or older students who wish to volunteer to coach or apply as paid referees. Our registrar is Brad Graham and he can be reached at 519-773-2724 or email registrar@eeys.ca.

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THURSDAY, April 12/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Bayham Budget Meeting, 7pm

 

-Fri-Sun. – Aylmer Fair Home and Garden Show at EECC (see ad)

-Sun. – Artist 2 Artist at St.Thomas Art Centre, 2-4 pm,  Free

-Next Week:  Aylmer Brush collection (tied,  at curb)

-Monday: Aylmer Council

 

 

RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS

 

The Aylmer Relay For Life team has two fundraising events scheduled for next week. On Friday is a bbq box luncheon/luminary sales at Aunt Kelly’s Deli from 11 am to 2 pm (see: www.relayforlifeaylmer.com. for pre-ordering).  On Saturday will be several Community Barbeques/Luminary Sales from 11-2 at The Beer Store, Ryan and Debbie’s No Frills and Family Flowers.

 

 

AYLMER’s 125th

 

These are early High School cheers - the top is reprinted from the first Argus in 1918; the second is from an Argus circa. 1950. (CLICK)

 

 

ACTIVE ELGIN SURVEY – WIN A BIKE

 

(Contributed) – “Elgin residents are being invited to share their thoughts about how active transportation exercise ie. cycling, walking, skateboarding etc. can be improved locally by completing an online survey (and by doing so you get a chance to win a bicycle.) The survey is sponsored by the Elgin St.Thomas Health Unit – the bicycle, valued at $500,  has been donated by a St.Thomas bike shop. Go to: www.research.net/EST_ATI

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-McTaggart, Mary Elizabeth, of Aylmer,  on Wednesday,  in her 50th year. Survivors include: husband Joe McKnight; daughter Natalie McTaggart of Aylmer etc. Mary was a member of the Old Elgin’s Band. Resting at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, St. Thomas where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Visitation Friday from 2-4 an 7- 9 p.m.

 

-Schmidt, Mary Margaret, age 82, of St. Thomas and formerly of Milverton, on Tuesday. Survivors include: daughter Jacque and husband Dan Briand, Orwell. She had 17 grandchildren. Visitation at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford on Friday  from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m.

 

 

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AYLMER MEN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY

 

 (Information from Aylmer Police) – “Two Aylmer men, aged 23 and 24 years old, have been charged with robbery and weapons possession after an incident here last Thursday afternoon.  A St Thomas man was robbed at knifepoint at a Talbot Street west residence – both suspects, who were known to the victim, were arrested in the next few days.  Some oxycontin pills were stolen during the robbery.”    

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, April 11/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Fri-Sun. – Aylmer Fair Home and Garden Show at EECC

-Next Week:  Aylmer Brush collection (put out, tied, to curb)

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Biesiada (Bajc) Maria, at Terrace Lodge Aylmer, on Saturday, at the age of 86.  Survivors include: son John (Mary) of Aylmer etc.  Maria was born in Slovenia and was a retired employee of Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines.  A one hour visitation prior to the service will be held at the Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel, St. Catharines on Thursday at 10:00 A.M.

 

-Manseau, Sylvain Ren Joseph,  of Tillsonburg, on Tuesday, age 52 years. Survivors include:  wife Mary Elizabeth (Csinos); in-laws Glen (Cathy) McCurdy,  Barb (Dean) Rodgers ; John (Fran) Csinos ; Bob (Joanne) Csinos, all of Vienna etc. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home,Tillsonburg on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Cremation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at LaVisitation Roman Catholic Church, Nicolt, Quebec at a later date.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“AYLMER TOWN HALL MEETING”

 

“About 35 persons attended Aylmer’s ‘Town Hall Meeting’ last night in the Old Town Hall theatre. Moderator was former Bayham Mayor Lynn Acre and questions were fielded by Mayor Jack Couckuyt and Deputy Gerry Richer. In the first hour the speakers/main topics were:  Bill Murch asked about trying to colour code signs in town, Greg Currie and Bob Warnock said the town tax rate is too high compared to other towns,  Stephen Douglas spoke about the advantages of a Splashpad,  Harold Tuthill felt some intersection site lines were a problem,  Bill Murch asked about bringing noted Speakers to town,  Penny Tolmie said the town needed to stay the course with good infrastructure, Tracy Tiersma said Culture Days and recognizing Youth were needed, Stephen Douglas said the town should do more to promote art and culture, Mary Jane Lampman cited the need for more parking and police on foot patrols and John Hueston felt the town should provide incentives for employees who live here and the town had removed too many trees recently. Commented Mayor Couckuyt: “The Town Hall meeting was a great experience for me. There were so many good suggestions and comments.”

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL LAST WEEK:

 

The following decisions were made at Council last week:

-”That the Council for the Town of Aylmer supports the approval of a Draft Plan of a Subdivision as proposed by Doug Tarry Limited; (a 44-lot development south of Fath and east of Caverly off Tarry Parkway)”

-”Council will continue to advertise for vacancies on the Environmental Advisory Committee”
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TUESDAY, April 10/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Aylmer Council, 3:30

 

-Fri-Sun. – Aylmer Fair Home and Garden Show at EECC

 

 

MALAHIDE ASSAULT

 

(From Elgin OPP) – A 28 year old Malahide Township man has been arrested and charged with Assault Causing Bodily harm after police were called to a Calton Line, Malahide Twp. address Saturday evening.

At approximately 8:01pm, Elgin OPP  received a report of an altercation between two males at a Calton Line residence and that one of the males had received a laceration to his neck from a edged weapon. The victim, a 40 year old Malahide man was transported to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital with minor injuries and was later released.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Osterhout, Inez, of Orwell,  on Friday,  in her 90th year.  Survivors include: sons Robert Osterhout of Aylmer, Thomas Osterhout(Louise Webber) of Aylmer; siblings Alice Gladding and husband Fred and Nancy White; Sisters-in-law  Irene Wereley, Truus Wereley and Freda Hefferman etc. Inez was a life long resident of Orwell. Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at 11:00 am.

 

-Babcock, Frank, of Springfield, on Sunday, in his 89th year. Survivors include: children Kathryn Babcock, George and wife Margaret Babcock, Ronald and wife Pam Babcock, Dennis and wife Coral Babcock, Janet Irwin, Glenn and wife Brenda Babcock, Joanne and husband Scott Davis, Randall and wife Leona Babcock ; brother Charlie Babcock and sisters in-law Murial Brandow (Bill), Eva McFadden (Jack), Evelyn Henderson (Gerald) etc. Visitation at the H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday  at 1:00 pm.

 

-Koolen Henricus “Henry“, of R.R. 1 Sparta,  on Thursday,  in his 88th year. Survivors include: wife Cornelia “Nellie“ Koolen; son Peter Koolen (Gayle) of Aylmer etc. Henry was born in Holland and served in the Dutch Marines during W.W.II. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas. Funeral Mass at St. Anne’s Church on Tuesday at 10 am.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY

 

Among agenda items: A Public meeting on a rezoning plan to allow 249 John St. South (Laundromat building) to have partial use as a ‘Home Improvement store’.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT: 

 

- April 3, 2012, Station #2, 48316 Talbot Line, Minor Automobile Fire

- April 3, 2012, Station #2, Talbot Line, Burn Complaint

- April 4, 2012, Station #3, McIntosh Street, Medical Assist

- April 4, 2012, Station #4, Crossley-Hunter Line, Medical Assist

- April 7, 2012, Station #1,  Calton Line, Medical Assist

- April 8, 2012, Station #3,  Springfield Road, Medical Assist

 

 

VOGELJOY HAS FREE SHOWS IN AYLMER

 

(Contributed) – “Vogeljoy, the children’s entertainment group consisting of Terry and Kim Neudorf and family, formerly of Aylmer now of Otterville, are putting on free shows  montly in Aylmer throughout this coming year. The first is next Wednesday April 18 at 6:30 pm at the Old Town Hall Theatre. It is geared to children 0-12 years and is one hour long. The music is jazz, contemporary and theatrical/Broadway. Next week they will be performing for the Springfield Public School Library Fundraiser. In July they are scheduled at the  Hillside Music Festival in Guelph. More information at:  http://vogeljoy.com/blog.cfm?feature=1404609&postid=1962622

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q-Worst Plan In Federal Budget?

 23.08%  (15 votes)

 30.77%  (20 votes)  

 9.23%  (6 votes)

 15.38%  (10 votes)

 21.54%  (14 votes)

Total Votes: 65

 

 

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THURSDAY, April 5/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

– Bayham 7 , Malahide 7:30 Councils

 

*THE AYLMERNEWS will not publish Friday or Monday

 

 

CALVIN GOGO GETS 4 YEARS

 

(Information from the Elgin Crown Attorney’s office) – Calvin Gogo, 30, of Springfield, the driver of the truck that hit a bridge resulting in 2 fatalities near here a year ago, was sentenced to 4 years in  penitentiary in Elgin Court yesterday on 2 counts of Impaired Driving causing death.

He had already served 5 months in pre-plea custody. He also received 6 months concurrent for one  count of Impaired Driving causing bodily harm (to his wife). And he was given a 10 year driving prohibition that commences on his release from prison.

Four victim impact statements were read in court, 3 from family members of the deceased and one from his wife. The two killed in the accident were:  Jayson Irwin, 30, of Aylmer,  and Lori  Wooley, 46,  also of Aylmer. There were two other passengers in the vehicle.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Work is progressing on the bottom floor of the new Apartment Complex at John/Sydenham as the large Crane moves cement slabs into position. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

HOME AND GARDEN NEXT WEEKEND

 

(Contributed) –   The 3rdannual Aylmer Home and Garden Show, sponsored by the Aylmer Fair Board,  will be at The East Elgin Community Complex next weekend.  The show will be running on Friday, April 13 from 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m., Saturday, April 14 from noon to 8:00p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from noon to 5:00p.m.

Said Secretary Elaine Earhart: “The Fair Board switched from the Curling Club to the Complex so all vendors are in one area,  the other buildings were cold,  and the Complex is easier to find.”  There will be more than 80 booths and lots of demonstrations.  There will be a Mariachi band on Friday before and after the opening ceremonies @ 6 p.m

Guests will be able to enjoy face painting, free swag bags and hourly door prizes!  Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family of 5. For more information please visit  www.aylmerfair.ca or www.aylmerpaintandwallpaper.ca

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Camilleri, Spiridione “Don”,  of Aylmer, on Thursday, at the age of 66.  Survivors include:  wife Joanne (McAllister) Camilleri; daughter  Connie and companion Ted Empey etc.  Cremation has taken place. A family service will be held at Aylmer Cemetery at a later date.

 

 

CATFISH CREEK TREE PLANTING

 

(Information from Tony DiFazio of the CCCA – See yesterday’s photo) – “This year will be the second phase of a stream restoration project we (CCCA) are undertaking along Catfish Creek throughout the park system in Aylmer. We just finished planting 45 large diameter conifer trees (mostly white pine and eastern hemlock) in Balmoral, Optimist/Kinsmen parks.

We also built two access points (natural cap rock) or steps to the creek to protect the banks and allow people to more safely feed water fowl in the park. You can see the stream restoration project, removal of concrete and replacement with natural stone, bio-engineering (plant materials and shrubs) along with re-grading of the banks and in-stream aquatic habitat enhancement between Myrtle and Elm streets. We plan on doing similar work this summer between John and Myrtle Streetes.”
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WEDNESDAY, April 4/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Thur. – Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 Councils

 

 

ARREST FOR GAS THEFTS

 

Aylmer Police were notified that a 42-year old man. wanted for 5 gas thefts from the same Aylmer gas station in recent weeks, was arrested in Jarvis by Norfolk OPP on Saturday.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

Catfish Creek CA workers were busy planting trees along the Catfish west of Myrtle Street yesterday. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

AYLMER PHONE SCAM

 

Aylmer Police were notified of a phone scam last week as a local woman received a call from a ‘Comwave’ company offering  better long distance phone rates – but she needed to provide credit card information for the deal . Police contacted the number given but received an automated message and no callback.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

“AYLMER TAX GROUP STARTED”

 

(Contributed by Greg Currie) -  “The Aylmer Taxpayers Advisory Committee was started by concerned citizens who have been perusing the paper and noticing that municipal issues happening in Aylmer are happening to other centres both large and small. Our major message is to stop the spending as it is getting out of control. Also we are encouraging the stewards of our municipalities to ask critical questions and be prepared to constructively criticize the answers. We have currently met with the Mayor and D/Mayor on seperate occasions. We are situated in a mess of enormous spending with little regard for spending with frugality.  We need a town council who will ask the critical question and expect some civil and productive options not just further and further spending. A prime example is the article in the last Express about the ‘need’ for a new fire truck and a crew cab type of vehicle without any forethought of options that might suit the purpose without the gigantic expense.”

 

 

IMMIGRATION SPEAKER

 

“The Internationally Trained Worker Loan Program” , with Speaker Sanjiv Inamdar, an Employment Counsellor, is being presented by the St Thomas Elgin Local Immigration Project next Thursday,  April 12 from Noon- 1pm at 16 Mary St. in St. Thomas. Phone 631-9800 for details.
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TUESDAY, April 3/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Thur. – Bayham, Malahide Councils

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-RONSON, John Aylmer “Jack”. of Aylmer, formerly of Belmont, on Monday, in his 92nd year.  Survivors include: wife Marjorie (Bertelsen) Ronson; daughter Pam (Ed) Pietrzak,  R.R. 1 Sparta etc.  An informal celebration of Jack’s life will be held at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, St.,  St. Thomas on Friday,  at 1:00 p.m. Visitation on Friday from 12:00 to 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place.

 

-HUNSPERGER, Douglas Gordon,  formerly of Aylmer, on Sunday, in his 59th year. Survivors include: wife Marion of Kitchener. Doug was predeceased by his wife Janet (Broer), son Keith and daughter Rachel (1991). Doug was a retired Waterloo Regional Police officer. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service.

 

 

‘PERC’ UPDATE

 

(Contributed) – “On Saturday, March 31, a group of electrical professionals from the Ontario Electrical League provided their labour and materials to update the lighting and wiring of the Perc Cafe.  Each year the Ontario Electrical League undertakes a project to give back to the community.

Career Opportunities for Elgin Youth is an initiative of the Aylmer Ministerial Association started in 2009. An outreach of that group, “The Perc” was designed to assist young adults (ages 15 to 30) in transitioning to the workforce and/or returning to school. We currently have three young adults working at the Perc performing a wide variety of duties.   Each program runs for 25 weeks and participants usually work 30 hours per week.  There are 21 workshop days throughout the program geared to employability and life skills.  Participants acquire First Aid and CPR certification, WHMIS certification and Safe Food Handling Certification.

Aylmer youth interested in this program or if you would like more information, contact Aylmer Employment Services, 25 Centre St. Aylmer.  Drop in or call (519) 765-2082.  The next intake will be in May.  The Perc will be looking to provide placements for up to 5 youth from June to November 2012.

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

 

-March 28, 2012, Station #2, 555 Talbot Line, Alarm Malfunction

-March 28, 2012, Station #2, Talbot Line, Medical Assist

-March 28, 2012, Station #1,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

-March 29, 2012, Station #1,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

 

 

AVERI NOOREN TO GUELPH HOCKEY

 

(Contributed) – “The Guelph Gryphon women’s hockey team is pleased to announce that Averi  Nooren of Aylmer  (an EESS graduating student) will be joining the team for the 2012-13 season.

Averi is a 5-foot-4 forward who played for the London Devilettes Junior Team, as well as East Elgin Secondary School these past two seasons. As a member of the Devilettes, she tallied 19 goals and 20 assists over 57 games in two seasons before breaking her collarbone halfway through her second season. As a member of her high school hockey team, Averi was named as  Team MVP for the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 seasons. She also plays high school basketball and soccer and plans on studying Food Nutrition as well as Child, Youth and Family Studies.

The coaching and recruiting staff have been watching Averi for several years and are excited that she has chosen Guelph to complete her post-secondary education,” said head coach Rachel Flanagan. “She is a quick, two-way player who, despite being small, is not afraid to go into corners or to the net.” ”

 

 

MENNOMEX EXPANSION

 

Willy Martens, owner of the MennoMex variety store east of Aylmer, said he is building a 2500 square foot single-storey addition to the south of the building which will allow for more space for his business and a takeout restaurant for Mexican food.  He hopes to add more fabrics and food products in both buildings. The store opened in 2001. He hopes to have the construction finished by July 1st.

 

Excavation has started on the addition to the MennoMex store at #3 Highway and Hacienda Road. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q- Worst plan in Ontario Budget?

 15.45%  (17 votes)  

2. Halt local hospital expansions  29.09%  (32 votes)  

3. Freeze public sector wages  6.36%  (7 votes)  

4. Build more LCBOs  17.27%  (19 votes)  

5. Charge Year 5 HighSchool students  31.82%  (35 votes)  

Total Votes: 110

 

 

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MONDAY, April 2/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Aylmer Council, 7 pm

-Bayham Budget Meeting, 7 pm

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Jones, May Doreen,  formerly of Aylmer,  on Friday, in her 93rd year. May worked at Imperial Tobacco for many years. Visitation at the H. A. Kebbel  Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, at 11:00 am

 

-White, Sally,  (nee Jones) of Chateau Gardens, Aylmer,  on Sunday, in her 91st year.  Wife of the late Tommy White of St. Thomas. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.

 

 

AYLMER COUNCIL TODAY

 

Among agenda items are:

-A presentation by Doug Tarry Homes to build a 44-lot subdivision to the west of Tarry Parkway (south of Fath, east of Caverly Road).

 

 

INCIDENT AT OPC

 

(From Elgin OPP) – Elgin OPP have arrested  a recruit after an investigation into an incident at the Ontario Police College, which occurred around 1 am Saturday.  Charges for the 25-year old male , from Mississauga,  include:  sexual assault, forcible confinement and criminal harassment.

 

 

AYLMER MUSEUM EVENT

 

The Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives is presenting ‘Memorable Mondays’ on the second Monday of each month – presently  “Writing Desk to Typewriter”. There are presentations, demonstrations and refreshments on  Monday, April 9  from 2-3 pm.  Museum members are free, non-members $5.

 

 

VAN SPRAY PAINTED

 

Aylmer Police report that a white van was spray painted with slogans while parked behind a building on John St. south over the weekend.

 

 

AYLMER SURVEY ON FARMER’S MARKET

 

(Information from Jenny Reynaert, Town Administrator) “We are doing the Farmer’s Market Survey to gather marketing information as directed by Council.  The survey is attached to our web site, the newsletter, facebook, twitter etc.  We are also sending hard copies out in the Elgin County Market and the next local utility billing.”

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID:

 

Q- Doing Income Taxes?

1. Usually do them early – March  35.48%  (22 votes)   

2. Usually about now  32.26%  (20 votes)

3. Around the deadline, May 1st  25.81%  (16 votes)

4. Usually after the deadline  6.45%  (4 votes)

Total Votes: 62

 

 

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FRIDAY, March 30/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY

 

-Sat. – Club 7 Paper Drive, 8:30 am

-Sat. – Legion steak Bbq, 6 p.m., $12 each; Advance  sales only.

-Sat. – Active Elgin Day (see Monday’s  story)

-Sat. – Earth Hour

-Monday – Aylmer Council

 

 

SPRINGFIELD NATIVE IN ALBERTA PLAY

 

(Contributed) – “Rosebud School of the Arts, in Rosebud Alberta, will feature student Amy Burks, a native of Springfield, as Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, running April 13-28,  at the Rosebud Studio Stage.  Amy is in the third year of the Mentorship Programme at RSA.

(Amy provided this background) – “I grew up in Lyons on the family farm.  I attended EESS.  I always enjoyed being a part of church and school productions.  I was truly taken by acting when I decided on a whim to try out for the school play MacBeth.  I knew from there on in it was something I was made for. I received a large portion of my theatre experience from East Elgin. I participated in the productions: MacBeth (Witch), Seussical the Musical (Cindy Lou Who) and Wizard of Oz (Dorothy).  I was able to be a part of Wizard of Oz again when I was a ‘child wrangler’ for the Grand Theatre in London. I went on to study for two years in London, England at a institution called East 15 Acting School, where I graduated with a FDA in Community Theatre.

I’m currently following the theatre trail in my third year at Rosebud School of the Arts, (Rosebud,AB).  I’ve had the privilege to be a part of some great productions, my latest being more musical,the opening act for the Good Lovelies in Rosebud. Upcoming shows are The Crucible opening April 13, where I play Elizabeth Proctor and Anne of Green Gables in May, where I will play Mrs. Blewett and Lucilla. Upon graduating next year I will have the joy of joining the ranks of countless young actors at many an audition! I am extremely excited to be where I am and to be able to follow a career I love. ”

 

 

A NEW BOOK ON AYLMER’s HISTORY:

 

Published in conjunction with Aylmer's 125th celebrations this year, this book outlines the major historic buildings in the town's early growth. Sponsored by the Aylmer Rotary Club, it sells for $15 and is available at Campbells, Pinecroft, Aylmer Express, Clovermead, Studers, Kelly's, Downtown Convenience etc.

 

 

EARTH HOUR IN AYLMER

 

(Saturday night is the annual recognition of ‘Earth Hour’.  Director of Operations for Aylmer, Rod Tapp provides the following information:)  ”The Town has not officially entered into any specific competition for Earth Hour this year, as we have done in past years, but we encourage all residents to participate in “Earth Hour’ by reducing and/or eliminating the use of energy (electricity) consumption for 1 hour, 8:30-9:30 pm this Saturday evening.”

 

 

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ANOTHER HONOUR FOR PT. BURWELL WRITER

 

(Contributed) – “Janet Brolin, an author living in Pt. Burwell, was one of five finalists announced yesterday for The Bloody Words Award for Light Mystery for her book ‘Dire Threads.’ The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award, a new annual Canadian award that celebrates traditional, feel-good mysteries  is for a “book that makes us smile,” which includes everything from laugh-out-loud, to gentle humour, to good old fashioned stories with little violence or gore.  Bloody Words, Canada’s oldest and largest convention of mystery readers and authors, will be awarding the Bony Blithe Award  at the Bloody Words XII Banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto on June 2. The winner will receive a cheque for $1,000 plus a colourful plaque.”


 

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