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Three Harbours Pastoral Charge auction on Aug. 18

['Malagash and Area News with Marian Durling']
['Malagash and Area News with Marian Durling']

Malagash News with Marian Durling

And the Thunder rolled! What a great way to wake up on Sunday morning! Listening to the thunder in the distance and hoping the rains would come as we all desperately needed the rain.  It didn't last long enough, but the gardens and wells appreciated it! 

What a wonderful July we had weather wise. Yes, I know it has been too hot at times - sand almost burning your feet, but the wonderful relief when you dive into the warm waters of our Northumberland Strait! 

What a great place to live!

Saturday, July 21 the annual giant yard sale was held at the community hall and it was busy from the time the doors opened and then closed shortly after 1 p.m. 

Russ and I had a great time barbecuing hotdogs for the museum and enjoyed all the people who stopped by and enjoyed their hotdogs and pop or water. 

We met so many nice people – tourists, summer residents and kids!  Found the only shaded spot in the parking lot to set up, but spent a lot of time swatting those pesky mosquitoes. Where have they all come from this year? Everyone seems to think the humidity has brought them out in full force. 

Sunday morning, July 22, the congregation of Malagash Church had the privilege of witnessing a very special ceremony. The Sacrament of Holy Baptism was performed for Nash Collier Ross.  He is the son of Jordon and Jill Ross and the brother to Lola and Pearlie. 

His paternal grandmother, Sheila Ross of Malagash, assisted Rev. Connie in the ceremony. A large number of family attended the ceremony including his paternal grandfather, John.  Nash is the great-grandson of Ola Ross, a longtime resident of our community. It’s always so nice to see this Ceremony of Baptism performed in our church.

Jordon and his family reside in Halifax but the other two children were baptized here also. It’s a family tradition and they were warmly welcomed by all the members of the congregation.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug. 18 when Three Harbours Pastoral Charge will once again be holding an auction. 

This will take place at the J. Millard Charman Community Hall in Wallace with viewing at 11 a.m. and the auction starts sharp at noon. Terrific items are coming in-including some antiques, surprise packages, special dinners, beautiful cut glass dishes and so on. 

Anyone need a pool table or a huge gazebo? Well we have them! 

I have only seen some of the items and it is going to be difficult for me not to bid on a lot of things.  If any of our readers would like to donate to this cause, just give Russ a call at 902-257-2245 or Peter at 902-257-1811.

Russ and I just recently returned from a trip to Pennfield, N.B., and for the first time I visited Grand Manan Island! What a delightful visit we had. The ferry was beautiful and enjoyable.  Visited several gift shops and a museum. Later that day we had another first. We had a flight in a very small plane. Russ's brother Paul received a "flight gift" for Father's Day and invited us to go along with him on this trip.

Our pilot, Jamie Smith, was great and knowledgeable about the area. We flew from St. Stephen up over Meductic, their birthplace, and then on to Woodstock where we had a beautiful aerial view of their Mom's Riverview Court residence. 

It was so fascinating to see all the rivers and lakes etc from the air.  Russ and I were a little crowded in the tiny backseat but it was a terrific trip. 

Jamie was telling us that at dusk the moose just bound out of the woods to drink from one of the many lakes. We certainly didn't see any animals except for a few cows, as it was too hot for them to leave the cool woods.  We would definitely do this again. I can imagine how beautiful it would be in the fall of the year. Jamie's wife is originally from Middle River, Cape Breton--maybe we could talk him into taking a flight over the Cabot Trail in the fall.  

Now that would be outstanding.

Have a great week everyone and be safe. Don't forget your sunscreen and bug spray. Just found a cute statement. "It is hard to understand why Noah didn't swat those two mosquitoes when he had the chance."

Marian Durling writes for the Malagash area for the Amherst News.  

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