Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


TUESDAY, Dec. 11/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Thu. -Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Thu. -Bayham Council: Special ‘Councillor’ Meeting, 7pm

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. -Legion Pork Dinner;  6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Geldhof, Germanie;  of Delhi and formerly of Aylmer; passed away on Monday, in her 95th year. Wife of the late Maurice Geldhof (2010). Cremation has taken place. Arrangements through Kebbel’s Funeral Home, Aylmer.

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

 

– December 4, 2012, Station #1,  Rush Creek Line, Medical Assist

– December 4, 2012, Station #3,  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

December 4, 2012, Station #2,  Station #3, Glencolin Line, MVC

(*Single vehicle rollover, no injuries)

– December 5, 2012, Station #2, Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– December 6, 2012, Station #1, Calton Line, Burn Complaint

– December 7, 2012, Station #3,  Whittaker Road, Medical Assist

December 7, 2012, Station #2 , #3, Imperial Road, MVC

(*3 vehicle collision, persons transported to hospital for treatment)

– December 8, 2012, Station # 3  Imperial Road, Medical Assist

December 9, 2012, Station #2,  #1, #3, Temperance Line, Fire

(*Appliance fire, owner extinguished, smoke damage only.)

– December 10, 2012, Station # 2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

 

 

 

MARK WALES: EAST ELGIN CROPS  

 

(OFA President and south Malahide farmer Mark Wales added these comments to last week’s report on this summer’s yields of some East Elgin crops:) – “The drought was really the driver on yields in 2012. Rainfall was extremely variable almost concession by concession. The timing of rainfall was equally critical. There was also extreme variablity within fields. Yields in East Elgin were better than originally anticipated due to the heat and the drought, but still are best described as extremely variable. Prices for grain crops have been at record levels which have helped offset any loss in yield.”

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

 

Another decorative home, also on Fourth Avenue. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“MALAHIDE COUNCILLOR RESIGNS”

 

Mike Phillimore, Malahide Councillor and EEC Complex Chair, has resigned, effective the first of January. He has accepted a position as a fulltime Firefighter in Red Deer, Alberta.  He was born near Mt. Salem and attended EESS.  He had previously worked at Sterling in St.Thomas, attended the Texas fire academy, and currently is a truck driver. He has been a volunteer with Malahide Fire Department. He has been a Councillor in Ward 3 for eight years and served on the EECC board for one year as Chairman.

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

Available for $5 at Pinecroft.

 

 

 

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MONDAY, Dec. 10/12

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AYLMER,  EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

 

-Thu. -Malahide Council: Special Budget Meeting, 7pm

-Fri -Richmond Church Christmas Program, Derrick Drover; 7pm

-Fri/Sat -Cram the Cruiser at Elgin Feeds

-Sat. –Legion Pork Dinner;  6:00-7:30 pm; $10.00 

 

 

 

NO WIEBE CHRISTMAS DINNER?

 

John Wiebe of Springfield, whose family has sponsored a Christmas dinner for the community the past three years, said he is not putting on a meal this year because of an insurance issue. The Wiebe family had been serving their dinner at the Immanuel Christian School gymnasium just before Christmas and had made plans for this year’s turkey meal until two weeks ago. They were then informed by school officials that they now had to have insurance for such an event. Mr. Wiebe decided that they didn’t want to pay the insurance – he didn’t inquire but believed the fee would be about $200 – and cancelled their plans. The Wiebes served 160 last year – at no charge – and received $900 from supporters which they donated to Faith Mission. Mr. Wiebe said he hadn’t considered another venue for this year but suggested they may just put on a summer barbecue instead.

 

 

 

SPITS TAKE HITS

 

AYLMER – The Spitfires managed only one goal in two weekend games as they were blanked 7-0 in Norwich Friday and defeated 5-1 by Grimsby at home Saturday in Niagara Western Junior C hockey. Eric Nemeth notched Aylmer’s only marker against Grimsby. Their record is now 7-16-4. This week they travel to Paris Thursday, visit New Hamburg Friday and host Simcoe Saturday.

 

Period 1
GrimsbyPeter Shantz (Stuart Isnor, Colin Wierts) 7:13
Period 2
AylmerEric Nemeth (Kyle Dedecker, Matthew Reese) 1:04
GrimsbyAndrew Kolodzey (power play) (ZaK McQuade, Jordan McCarl) 4:05
GrimsbyAndrew Kolodzey (Peter Shantz, Cooper Naugoris) 13:57
GrimsbyColin Wierts (short handed) (Jacob Tuck) 14:17
Period 3
GrimsbyZaK McQuade (Stuart Isnor) 6:23

 

 

 

EESS STUDENT PROTEST 

 

Only a small group of student protesters were at the front of EESS at noon today although reports indicated a number of schools in TVDSB would have large student protests today in reaction to teacher job action in their dispute with the Ontario government.  (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

AYLMER COATS FOR KIDS

 

Northside Towing reported they collected about a half dozen coats for children during the recent Aylmer Santa parade. They sent them to the Mennonite Community Services store. St. Paul’s United Church also accepted coats during the parade and forwarded theirs to Summers Corners school.

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

This Fourth Avenue home is well decorated for the season. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, Dec. 7/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Derrick Drover: Worship and Carols;  Creekside Church (west end); 7pm

 

-Sat. -APAC Presents – Meaghan Smith; OTH Theatre, 7:30 pm (see ad)

-Sat.  -Straffordville Santa Parade, 10: am

-Sat. -Spitfires Hockey host Grimsby 7:30pm

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 3:30 pm

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS THU.:

 

-Sr. G. VBall – EESS 3 Glencoe 1

-Sr. B. BBall – EESS vs WESS (no report)

 

 

 

OPP LOOKING FOR MAN (*NOW FOUND)

 

(From Elgin OPP) – (UPDATE – At 1pm OPP report the man was found by London Police. ) – “The Elgin OPP is looking for David Carson Huff, 41, of Chatham-Kent. This individual failed to return to the Regional Mental Health Care in St.Thomas, after being out on privileges on Wednesday, December 5th. Huff is described as: a white male, 187cm (6’1”) tall, weighing 101kg (223lbs), heavy set, short brown hair, brown eyes and a broad scar on the right side of his lower jaw. He was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, blue jeans and a black shirt. He will likely be wearing head phones.”

 

 

 

AYLMER UNITED WAY

 

(Contributed by Janna Summers) – “(As well as the box lunch event noted yesterday), Aylmer’s United Way also has raffle tickets available $5 ea. or 3 for $10. First Prize is a pair of Toronto Maple Leaf tickets with an overnight stay in Toronto (whenever they play again!); second prize is a pair of tickets for Port Stanley Festival Theatre and lunch at Pinecroft and third prize is a United Way Gift basket worth $50. The Draw will be held January 10th.”

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Hillner, George Walter; of Tillsonburg and formerly of Vienna, passed away on Wednesday, in his 82nd year. Survivors include: wife Shirley (nee Scruton); sister Helen Chivers of Vienna; sister-in-law Arlie Barzo and Bill Gheysen of Vienna etc.. He was a private pilot and an amateur astronomer. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg, on Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. The Funeral Service  will be held at Ostranders on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

THE SURVEY SAYS:

 

Q-Christmas Tree Up?

 

1.Artificial – Up already  52.73%  (29 votes) 

2. Artificial – Not up yet  21.82%  (12 votes)

3. Real tree – Up already  3.64%  (2 votes)

4. Real tree – Not up yet  22%  (12 votes)

 

Total Votes: 55

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

 

A new tourist sign for Aylmer and Malahide, designed by Candy McManiman a former EESS Art teacher, has been installed in the East Downtown Parking Lot. (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

NO SYDENHAM RE-OPENING YET

 

From Aylmer Council on December 3: ” Councillor Barbour inquires about the progress being made on the Trillium project as most of the equipment has now been moved off Sydenham Street and asks when Sydenham Street will be re-opened. Mr. Dale, Director of Planning and Municipal Services advises that there is no definitive time frame as yet and he will advise Council further about this.”

 

 

 

NEW AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

 

“Historic Buildings of Aylmer”  On sale for $15 at:

Campbells, Pinecroft, Studer’s and Mary Jane’s.

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, Dec. 5/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Councils: Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm

 

-Fri. -Derrick Drover: Worship and Carols; Creekside Church (west end); 7pm

-Sat. -APAC Presents – Meaghan Smith; OTH Theatre, 7:30 pm (see ad)

-Sat.  -Straffordville Santa Parade, 10: am

-Sat. -Spitfires Hockey host Grimsby 7:30pm

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS WED.:

 

-Boys Hockey – Glencoe 3 EESS 2

 

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

 

More Uptown Christmas decorations – in front of the Town Hall (kb) (CLICK)

 

 

 

UNITED WAY BOX LUNCHES

 

The Aylmer United Way is doing a Boxed Lunch Fundraiser to be delivered next Wednesday. Lunches are $6 and prepared by Slice of Aylmer. The deadline for orders is tomorrow. Call 765-3080 or contact Janna_summers@hotmail.com

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

 

On sale for $5 at Pinecroft.

 

 

 

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY

 

“SCHOOLS CLOSED  3 DAYS”

 

Two years ago today marked the first of three consecutive days that Aylmer schools were closed  – the only time in recent memory that has occurred. The ‘big snowstorm’ on February 2, 1977 occurred over the weekend so schools only closed on the Friday. And the major ice storm on March 2-3, 1976 paralyzed the town for only 2 school days.

In that event, despite classes being cancelled, EESS actually remained open for the community because of its independent generator – most of the town was without hydro and phone service. Lorch Electronics drove around town and broadcast by its mobile loudspeakers that people could come to the school – with its cafeteria open and manned by volunteers – for warmth and soup and sandwiches. Local drivers even went around to pick people up. There was widespread damage from the ice especially in rural areas. Upland’s Pheasantry, owned by Al Streib, had all its nine acres of pens flattened and 4000 of its 5000 bird stock fly away.

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts Boys Hockey vs Glencoe

 

-Sat. -APAC Presents – Meaghan Smith; OTH Theatre, 7:30 pm (see ad)

-Sat.  -Straffordville Santa Parade, 10: am

-Sat. -Spitfires Hockey host Grimsby 7:30pm

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS TUE.:

 

-SR GIRLS VBALL = WESS 3 EESS 0 (No EESS Juniors)

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Paquette, Mary Doreen (Crossett); of Straffordville, on Tuesday, aged 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Albert (2000). Survivors include: son Leo Paquette (Leticia) of Straffordville etc.. She was born in Springfield and was co-proprietor of her husband’s car repair garage in Straffordville. Visitation at Verhoeve Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

ADVANCED TRAFFIC LIGHT CHANGE

 

Council recently approved changes (which are now in effect) for the traffic light at the main interesection:  to remove the advanced green for southbound vehicles in the evenings from 7pm to 3am and on Sundays. Also, a consultant’s report advised against installing a light at Talbot and Caverly at this time.

 

 

 

EAST ELGIN CROPS HAD SPLIT RESULTS

 

(This week it was announced that Ontario farmers enjoyed record soybean and grain yields. Peter Johnson, Provincial Cereal Specialist, comments on East Elgin’s crop results despite a very dry July:)

“East Elgin enjoyed outstanding yields on soils with good moisture holding capacity and slightly more rainfall and some grave disappointments on lighter soils where the rains did not come. For example, corn yields ranged from 40 bu/ac to 240 bu/ac in East Elgin. The factors were soil type and rainfall.

Overall, most producers were surprised at how well crops fared, even those with “mediocre” yields.  Most growers in East Elgin harvested 10 to 25 bu/ac more corn than anticipated and 2 to 5 bu/ac more soybeans than expected as well. This was mostly due to early planting, which allowed crops to build big plants (equate to big factories) and big root systems to go deep and access subsoil moisture. Lots of sunshine and grain fill occurring through the period of longer days (early planting means grain fill in August rather than October) allowed plants to utilize every drop of moisture available for added yield.

Virtually every agronomist I have talked to has been amazed by the yields given the rainfall this year. However, East Elgin would have a higher proportion of sandy soils with less water and thus more producers who were not able to participate in the better than expected yields. For those producers, life was not pleasant this year in farming.”

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION OFFICE IN AYLMER

 

(AJ and Associates, operated by Ken Aboutaam, operates an Immigration office on King St. in Aylmer and provided this information on their services:) – “A.J. & Associates practices solely in the field of Canadian and American Immigration matters. A.J. & Associates operates in all areas of immigration matters such as: investor class, refugee claims, and employment or visit visas, etc. The firm employs licensed Canadian and American Lawyers and consultants.

A.J. & Associate’s head office is in Windsor. They established an Aylmer office in 2010 to serve the needs of the many diverse immigrants in Aylmer and surrounding areas. They are open weekdays from 9 to 5pm. The office has licensed Immigration Representatives.  The law prohibits non-regulated immigration service providers from charging fees for any type of immigration service.”

Mennonite Community Services of Aylmer, according to Director Abe Harms, is a government funded, non-profit agency which also provides immigration services.


THE SURVEY SAYS: 



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TUESDAY, Dec. 4/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EESS hosts Sr. Girls VBall vs WESS

 

-Wed. -EESS hosts Boys Hockey vs Glencoe

-Sat. -APAC Presents – Meaghan Smith; OTH Theatre, 7:30 pm

-Sat.  -Straffordville Santa Parade, 10: am

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Doan, John ‘Warren’; of St. Thomas, passed away on Sunday, aged 77. Survivors include: wife Mary Jane (Chambers) Doan; daughter Jan Copeland (Jim) of Belmont etc.. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, St.Thomas, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

LATE SUNDAY:  SPITS 5 SIMCOE 4

 

-NOTE:  From the Spitfires’ Executive:  “On Saturday, The Aylmer Spitfires accepted the resignation of their GM Mike Shewan.”

 

Period 1
AylmerMike Crawford (power play) (Todd Laurindo, Brad Payne) 6:30
SimcoeMerrit Crumback (power play) (unassisted) 9:45
AylmerBrad Payne (power play) (Cody Underhill) 19:43
Period 2
SimcoeJosh Alward (power play) (Merrit Crumback, Nathan Kohler) 6:02
Period 3
AylmerTodd Laurindo (power play) (Mike Crawford) 1:39
AylmerClint Walker (Trevor Stewart) 2:38
SimcoeNathan Kohler (Clayton Chalmers) 9:01
SimcoeBraden Roberts (Merrit Crumback) 16:51
Overtime
Aylmer – Clint Walker

 

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE CALLS:

 

– November 28, 2012, Station #1,  Dexter Line, Medical Assist

– November 29, 2012, Station #1,  John Wise Line, Medical Assist

– December 1, 2012, Station #1, Nova Scotia Line, Medical Assist

– December 1, 2012, Station #2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– December 2, 2012, Station #1,  Hacienda Road, Medical Assist

– December 3, 2012, Station #1,  Rush Creek Line, Medical Assist

 

 

 

CHRIST-MUST LIST #2 – CRAM THE CRUISER

 

Aylmer Police and Elgin Feeds will again operate Cram The Cruiser at the Elgin Feeds store on John St. north on the weekend of Dec. 14-15. Police will leave a cruiser at the corner on the Elgin Feeds parking lot for people to donate toys and food during store hours for the Aylmer Corner Cupboard and the Optimist Toy Drive. The project had a successful debut – three cruisers full – last year.

 

 

 

AYLMER  POLICE REPORT:

 

-The winter season overnight parking ban began on the weekend; vehicles may not be parked on Aylmer streets from 3 am to 6 am or owners face a $15 fine (up from $10 last year).

 

-In Elgin court recently, a 35 year old St. Thomas man was found guilty of assault on his 30 year old Aylmer wife on August 7 and sentenced to 21 days custody already served, a 5 year weapons ban and 18 months probation.

 

-Also in Elgin court, recently a 15 year old Aylmer male was given 15 months probation for failing to comply with a curfew from a summertime incident.

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

“FINAL LIBRARY REPORT”

 

At Aylmer Council Monday, the following decisions were made concerning the recent Library Committee Final Report. – That Council establishes a date for a special meeting to be held at a future date to consider all of the options as identified;…That Council advises Golden Community Builders Inc. that in light of its existing lease with the County of Elgin, it is not in a position to speak for the County as it relates to the negotiation and leasing of the commercial space in the Aylmer Trillium Park building currently under construction, for new library facilities;…That Council directs Staff to advise Mr. Andrew Gunn that the Town of Aylmer Council has not made any decisions regarding the expansion of library facilities at this time; (And) That unless monies for library expansion or replacement can be held in trust by the benefactor, to be released at some later date, that the Council must regretfully decline the offer from the Palmer Estate as outlined in his letter dated October 18, 2011.”

 

 

 

MEAGHAN SMITH IN AYLMER SAT.

 

Singer Meaghan Smith, who was born in London, will appear at the Old Town Hall Saturday as part of the APAC series (see ad). Her album,  The Cricket’s Orchestra, won Best Pop Recording of the Year at the 2011 East Coast Music Awards and Meaghan won the 2011 Juno Award for Best New Artist. She has a new album:  IT SNOWED .”

 

 

 

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MONDAY, Dec. 3/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council – 7pm

 

-Tue. -EESS hosts Sr. Girls VBall

-Wed. -EESS hosts Boys Hockey

-Sat. -APAC Presents – Meaghan Smith; OTH Theatre, 7:30 pm

-Sat.  -Straffordville Santa Parade, 10: am

 

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

Thoonen, Edna;  of Aylmer; passed away Friday, in her 76th year. Wife of the late Marius Thoonen (1995). Survivors include: children Tom (Laurie), John, Jim (Auri), Ken (Rose) and Kim Reurink (Ed) etc. Visitation was Sunday. The funeral service will be at H A Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Monday, at 11:00 am.

 

 

 

NEW HAMBURG 9 AYLMER 4

 

AYLMER – First place New Hamburg blitzed the Spitfires 9-4 in Niagara Western Junior C hockey action here Saturday. New Hamburg scored 5 times in the second period. Josh Houston, Adam Brisson, Adam Szwed and Brad Payne counted Aylmer’s goals. The Spits’ record is now 6-14-4. This week they travel to Norwich Friday and host Grimsby Saturday. (*The Spits won 5-4 in overtime in Simcoe last night but no details yet.)

 

Period 1
AylmerAdam Szwed (short handed) (unassisted) 13:28
New HamburgSean Kienapple (power play) (Nick Pope, Garrett Pollock) 13:53
New HamburgNick Pope (Kyle Mohr) 18:13
Period 2
New HamburgKyle Mohr (Sean Kienapple) 3:55
AylmerBrad Payne (short handed) (Adam Szwed) 5:44
New HamburgMatt Yantzi (Brock Yantzi) 7:20
New HamburgSean Kienapple (Jay DAguilar) 8:32
New HamburgTaylor Wood (Kyle Mohr, Nick Pope) 15:26
New HamburgSean Kienapple (power play) (Nick Pope, Brandon Yantzi) 18:14
Period 3
New HamburgSean Kienapple (Nick Pope) 0:33
AylmerAdam Brisson (Trevor Stewart) 1:02
New HamburgConnor Voigt (Nick Pope, Kyle Mohr) 9:20
AylmerJosh Houston (Eric Nemeth) 15:38

 

 

 

UPDATE: BELMONT SPLASH PAD, SKATE PARK

 

(Contributed) – “A team of community members have come together to help create two opportunities for our Belmont families to spend time together, stay active, and celebrate our awesome town. The initiative, officially known as the “Belmont Kid’s Park Campaign…Splash Pad and Skate Park 2013”, has been in motion for one busy year, already. Co-chairs are  Sue Beattie and Dione Hildenbrand. The new pad and park will be located behind the Belmont arena, west of the pavilion, in the Don Yeck Park.

The monies will be generated from local government(s), corporations, service clubs and organizations. We have chosen an “Our Town” theme, so many of the water fixtures and other pieces on these two structures will give our groups, organizations, and residents a chance to be recognized and, in doing so, will be celebrating Belmont – Our Town. Ground will be broken in 2013, with the project scheduled to be fully enjoyable by the spring of 2014.”
 

 

 

ONE MORE SUB PICTURE:

 

The Ojibwa is shown on the weekend on its foundation. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

 

YULE DECORATIONS SLASHED

 

Aylmer Police report that five inflatable Christmas decorations on the front yard of a Centre Street home were slashed sometime during the night last Monday.

 

 

 

NEW AYLMER HISTORY BOOK

 

“Historic Buildings of Aylmer”  On sale for $15 at:

Campbells, Pinecroft, Studer’s and Mary Jane’s.

 

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

-A pellet was fired through a front window at a  South St. West residence Thursday about 9 pm.

 

-A tire was slashed on a vehicle parked on Forest Street sometime Thursday night.

 

-Police are still investigating the theft of $1000 worth of merchandise from a Talbot St. east business sometime on Thursday, Nov. 22

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, Nov. 30/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Sat. -Kids And Co.; Rudolph Show; OTH Theatre, 2pm (see ad)

-Sat. -Springfield Santa Parade 1pm; Pt. Burwell Parade 6pm

-Sat. -Spitfires host New Hamburg, 7:30pm

-Sat. -TV -125th Parade 10 am (Sunday 4 pm) Ch.5

-Sat. -TV -2012 Santa Parade 2 pm (Sunday 7pm) Ch.5

-Sat./Sun. -Shelley McVittie Studio Open House (see ad)

 

-Sun. -Belmont Santa Parade, 6pm

-Sun. -Community Choir Carols Service, 7pm, Aylmer Missionary Church

 

-Mon. -Aylmer Council, 7pm

 

 

 

CHILDRENS’ SHOW TOMORROW

 

Aylmer’s Kids And Company is sponsoring a performance by Toronto based Dufflebag Theatre – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – on Saturday at 2pm at the Old Town Hall Theatre. This Toronto based group has appeared here previously – they tour extensively throughout North America – and feature audience participation. Tickets are $8 for advance and $10 at the door and are available at Campbells II. (see ad)

 

 

 

A READER WRITES:

 

“Aylmer Community Theatre has begun rehearsals for the second show of their eleventh season, Don’t Dress For Dinner. ACT is hoping for large ticket sales for this show as costs for renting the Old Town Hall Theatre have increased this year by 60%, going from $2500.00 per show to $4000.00 for their last production, Nobody’s Perfect.  Along with the costs for scripts, rights, costumes, sets and props, it is a challenge to maintain the ticket price of $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and not sacrifice the quality of the production. Mark February 14 – 23, 2013 on your calendar and make a date to whisk away the winter blahs at Don’t Dress For Dinner.”  – (Barb Warnock)

 

 

 

TANews FACEBOOK PARADE REACTION:

 

Jodi Moosberger-Springer – I thought that it was one of the best in years. The drumming band was great.

 

Lyn St Pierre – That drumming band was awesome. And my daughter loved it.

 

Sophie Richer-Gunn – Fantastic. We drove down from London and are never disappointed. The drum line was great and my 3 boys can never get enough of the fire trucks.

 

Terri Haney – It was very good. I enjoyed it this year

 

Crystal Dwyer-Wiebenga –  I always enjoy it. But this year we were sitting a little farther up on Main Street and I couldn’t believe the number of cars parked on the other side of the road. People should save the curbs for the kids and park elsewhere.

 

Beth Baldwin – Fantastic. Loved Santa calling out individually to the kids

 

 

 

AYLMER HISTORY BOOK:

 

 

On Sale at Pinecroft and Aylmer Library for $5.

 

 

 

THE SURVEY SAID

 

Q- Love a Parade?

 

1-Going/gone to an East Elgin parade? – 19

2-Probably see 2 or more parades? – 10

3-No Parades this year – 12

4-Will probably watch one on tv – 1

 

TOTAL = 42 votes

 

NIAGARA WEST JR C STANDINGS:

 

Team

GP

W

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

Norwich

23

18

4

1

0

37

New Hamburg

21

17

2

2

0

36

Paris

25

13

8

4

0

30

Simcoe

21

9

11

1

0

19

Aylmer

23

6

13

4

0

16

Woodstock

23

6

17

0

0

12

 

 

 

EESS SPORTS RESUMES 

 

After two weeks off as new sports begin, EESS  teams resume play next week:

 

-Tue. – Sr Girls Volleyball host West Elgin

-Wed. – Boys Hockey, host Glencoe

-Thu. – Sr Boys Basketball at West Elgin (No WESS Jr team)

(Presently: Girls Hockey and Jr Girls VBall are not represented in schedules)

 

 

 

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LATER THURSDAY:

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OJIBWA MOVE COMPLETE



Project Ojibwa informs that the submarine was placed on its permanent foundation south of the bridge in Pt. Burwell last night. The transporting ‘trailers’ were to be moved away this morning. (Video by Larry Jeffery).

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THURSDAY, Nov. 29/12

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Sat. -Kids And Co.; Rudolph Show; OTH Theatre, 2pm (see ad)

-Sat. -Springfield Santa Parade 1pm; Pt. Burwell Parade 6pm

-Sat. -Spitfires host New Hamburg, 7:30pm

-Sat. -TV -125th Parade 10 am (Sunday 4 pm) Ch.5

-Sat. -TV -2012 Santa Parade 2pm (Sunday 7pm) Ch.5

-Sat./Sun. -Shelley McVittie Studio Open House (see ad)

-Sun. -Belmont Santa Parade, 6pm

-Sun. -Community Band Carols Service, 7pm, Aylmer Missionary Church

 

 

 

CHRIST-MUST LIST #1- OPTIMIST TOY DRIVE

 

(Information from Dave Dohnt of the Aylmer Optimist Club) – “The drop off areas are: Waydan Auto Repair Talbot St. E., Oswell Chiropractor Centre Talbot St. W., ICS Courier Service Talbot St. W, Eastlink  Sydenham St., Aylmer Legion  John St., and  McTaggart, Armstrong, Dewar & Owen Talbot St. W. Items can be dropped off during business hours or we can pick them up – call: 773-8475.  Friday, December 21 (tentative)  is the delivery day for the toys. The needs are – toys for all age groups up to 15 years of age plus hats and mittens (no coats). The majority of toys we receive are used. We have been doing this service for some 50 years. Last year we delivered presents to over 600 kids.”

 

 

 

AYLMER MINOR BALL NEEDS HELP

 

(Contributed by Dave Ferguson) – “Baseball for kids in Aylmer is in trouble. The current Aylmer Minor Baseball Association (AMBA) board is stepping down after many years behind the plate. All five positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Registrar  need to be filled by the end of December. If no one comes forward, the 2013 Aylmer Minor Ball season will be in jeopardy.

Sports for kids is an important piece of their learning and growing lives. Baseball is a great sport where individual and team play are rolled into one. This past season of AMBA was one that presented many new experiences.

The Blastball program this year had 21 kids, the most ever. Our Mosquito House league team was comprised of many new players who had to learn a lot about baseball very quickly. Rookie Ball, Mosquito, Peewee and Bantam all went to Rep baseball. This was a new experience for all. Continued growth of these teams from Blastball up to Bantam will keep Aylmer teams on pace with the opposition.

Baseball for kids in Aylmer has been a tradition for many years. Aylmer needs this for the sake of the game and to provide baseball opportunities for our youth. If you love the game of baseball now is your chance to share that passion.  The kids want to play ball and will come back each and every season. Become a member of the Aylmer Minor Ball Association and make a difference.” (Contact Lorraine at 519 765 1019.)

 

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK

 

“POLICE TO ENFORCE CURFEW”

 

(Due to a rash of minor crimes at late hours by suspected youth vandals, Aylmer Police will enforce a curfew on under 16s after midnight. Chief Andre Reymer provided the following information:) – “Sections 79(5) &(6) of the Family & Children’s Services Act gives police the authority to “apprehend” unaccompanied  16 year old persons as we deem them to be in need of protection. We will take them to an appropriate place of safety (usually home). We apprehend them for their own good, unless we find them committing a crime.  The law says:  No parent of a child less than sixteen years of age shall permit the child to, (a) loiter in a public place between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.; or (b) be in a place of public entertainment between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., unless the parent accompanies the child or authorizes a specified individual eighteen years of age or older to accompany the child.”

 

 

 

ONE MORE PARADE PICTURE:

 

 

Goodwill’s ‘crazy car’ was popular in last Saturday’s Aylmer Christmas Parade. (Photo by Don Durkee) (CLICK)

 

 

 

THE SURVEY SAYS:




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