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Wine, Women and Wisdom hosts first fall gathering

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

Malagash News with Marian Durling

Another beautiful weekend has come and gone and it would appear that the warm weather is going to continue.

The scenery is so beautiful at this time of the year. However, we all know that it will come to an end in the next month or so.

Just recently the highway from Number 6 along to Smith road via North Shore road has been paved. Hurrah! Now if only they would pave or fill the potholes on the rest of the roads here. Malagash Road going past the church to Malagash Point is in horrible condition.

I sure don't want to drive my new car over that area!

On Friday, the National Association of Federal Retirees of Cumberland County held their AGM at the community centre in Wentworth.

The meeting started with a lovely roast beef dinner and dessert. The meeting was called to order by President Gerard Cormier and guest speaker was Megan Williams, the new national director from the Atlantic region.

David Murdock, advocacy director also addressed the gathering. Three NAFR's members received their 15-year Volunteer pins.

The next meeting will be held in Amherst on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Gerry Helm, chair of Cumberland Country Hospice/Palliative Care Society, was invited to speak and she gave a very informative talk on the current status of hospice project.

Land has been donated for the building and designs have been drawn up--now we need Government assistance. The office is now located in the Amherst Centre mall and the staff look forward to having people drop in to get more information on this most vital project for our county.

Sunday afternoon, the first Wine, Women and Wisdom gathering of the fall was held at Jost Winery. The event was hosted by Rev. Connie McNamara and the discussion was based on our "favourites" i.e. Books, movies, music, food and restaurant.

Lively discussion followed with all eleven women participating and sharing their views. All of us were reminded of movies ­– both old and new – great information on authors, music from country and western to classic!

Lots of fun and a great way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon.

The next gathering will be on Nov. 19 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. or later as it was yesterday.

Give Rev. Connie a call or message her on Facebook if you would like to join this group.

Remembrance Day is fast approaching and the services are being planned.

The church service will be held in Malagash United Church at 10 a.m. with Chaplain Robert Dobson leading the service. The choir is busy practicing In Flanders Field and other music for the occasion.

Following the service, everyone gathers at the Cenotaph for the annual laying of wreaths which is under the direction of poppy chairman, Russ Durling.

Following the service at the cenotaph everyone is invited back to the Legion for lunch with free will donations being donated to a local charity.

The service in Wallace will be in St. John's United Church this year, at 10 a.m., followed by the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph and lunch in the auditorium of the church.

The weather the last number of years has been great, let's everyone say a prayer that once again it will be the nice.

Christmas Craft shows are starting up all over the area. There will be a Tea and Craft sale at the Malagash Community Hall on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. I know there are always great buys there and the desserts are always terrific! We have a lot of wonderful crafters in our area and nothing is nice than receiving a hand crafted gift.

  1. just purchased an angel tree ornament decorated with N.S. tartan – a little gift for my daughter in Ontario. Great idea for someone living away from home.

Have a good week everyone. Drive carefully and especially next Tuesday as the little ones will be out trick and treating.

 

Marian Durling is the Malagash and area columnist for the Citizen-Record.

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