Crazy Christmas comes to an end

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Crystal's Corner with Crystal Melanson

Hello readers, hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Wow, what a busy season. Between Christmas and snow removal, the New Year and salting the driveway then switching to sand because the salt won't work when it is minus thirty-something with windchill, pulling a hamstring twice as one lady told me she'd done or, like me, slipping out the front door on an icy doorstep and inflaming a knee that was already irritated to start with, getting around to visit family, snow removing again, this has been a very hardworking, and somewhat painful, end of the holidays and start to winter.

At my house, it wasn't all disturbing though, minus the firework that shot into my husband's hair New Year's Eve and a clutch that went in a car before Christmas. No, we had a great turkey dinner Christmas Day, laughed about the wonky firework (I may have laughed a bit harder than my husband, this after I made sure he was okay), rang in the New Year with joy every time we switched a channel on the television and with time delay, celebrated with the other folks around North America who were just ringing in theirs. We (but mostly me) sang along with the great music on the television celebrations, danced a little in the living room (mostly me again), watched a couple funny movies, laughed again about that crazy firework, and the next day, remarked on how great of a New Year's night we'd had. Ringing in the New Year can be a great celebration as long as you mostly keep the positive happenings in mind.

Have a great week everyone. 

Condolences to the family and friends of Wilson "Bill" Dowe, Ralph W. Martin, Margaret L. "Margie" Johnson, and Jessie M. Brown. Our thoughts are with you.


Upcoming Events for January:

Bear Bum Bookends at Your Library on Thurs, Jan. 9, from 3 - 4 p.m. for Grades Primary to 6. Join us to make your own bear bum bookends, hear a bear story, and play a book stacking game. Stop by the library or register by phone at 254-2046.

Ski Trip to Wentworth on Fri, Jan. 10, with departure from the Town Hall at 3 p.m. Under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Helmets are mandatory for everyone. Contact Tissy Bolivar at 254 -2036 for more details.

Snowshoe Trek on Sat, Jan. 11, meet at the Town Hall at 1 p.m. Location of trek will vary. Contact Tissy Bolivar at 254 - 2036 for more information.

Whitney Rose at The Hall on Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. Bar available. Tickets at Sweet Brier Boutique, The Hall online or by phone.

Beginners Tai Chi with instructor Gerard Cormier on Tuesdays at 7 - 8 p.m. from January 14 - March 18 in Greenhill. Call 254-2277 to register.


Crystal's Quick Notes:

Parrsboro Lions Club Bingo is on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on Cable TV 5, you can also come to the Lions Den to play, and now on the Internet with streaming video if you log onto

Night Titles Book Club meets at the library every fourth Tuesday of the month from 8 - 9 p.m. For more information and to register, call the library at 254 - 2046.

Tune into Parrsboro's Community Radio Radio at 99.1 FM CICR for local events, news, and more. Bingo on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Contact Crystal either by phone 254-2947 or email if you have anything you would like to see posted.

Inspirational quote for the week ahead is by Judy Garland - "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." 

Organizations: Town Hall, Library on Thurs, Tai Chi Parrsboro Lions Club Bingo Night Titles Book Club

Geographic location: North America, Wentworth, Greenhill Parrsboro

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