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Peter Tatty wins Travel Lotto Draw

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

Malagash News with Marian Durling

It is now 2019 and the snow is deep and its cold! Hey, its January so what more can we expect. Christmas decorations are being taken down and stowed away for another year. The Epiphany Service was held at St. John's United Church in Wallace on Sunday evening, Jan. 6. It was a very nice service conducted by Rev. Connie McNamara with lots of stars and lights around the church.

All through Advent our churches were decorated with stars and each Sunday a special star was hung. A lot of these same stars were collected and were used to decorate St. John's for the Epiphany service.

The New Year's Levee scheduled for Jan. 1 was cancelled due to the storm on that day. It was re-scheduled for Saturday, the 5th and was very well attended. Everyone seemed to have a great time visiting with friends, enjoying some games and waiting for the Travel Lotto Draw to take place. After five smaller draws - two of which went to a husband and wife team-these five tickets were returned to the drum and the big winner declared. Congratulations to Peter Tatty who won the big prize.

Have you been to the theatre to see a good movie lately? Russ and I went to Truro last week to see Mary Poppins Returns, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

The movie was excellent and the cameo appearances by Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and of course, Dick Van Dyke was terrific. If it is still running and you have a chance to see it, I encourage you to do so.

It seems like it has been a long time since we had a "date night" and hopefully we won't wait so long to do it again!

We are starting to walk again in the community hall three mornings a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. Why not come and join us – the more the merrier!

It is too cold and too dangerous to walk on the roads this time of the year so walking inside is the way to go.

The community hall in Wallace is also open for walking two days a week – Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m. It’s a great way to help us get rid of those extra pounds which we all seem to gain over the holidays.

Watched some of the Golden Globes and was thrilled to see Sandra O win as best actress in a TV role. She is such a gracious lady and paid a wonderful tribute to her mom and dad who were in the audience.

Proud to see a Canadian host the show and win! There are so many wonderful TV shows on all networks that is it virtually impossible to be able to keep abreast with them all. Thankfully we have a PVR so we can record the late ones – like Outlander – and watch at our leisure – well that's if we have any leisure time. Some weeks it seems like there is no time! It seems that the older we get the more involved we get! Sound familiar to some of you?

A late friend of mine wrote several small books of encouragement and quite frequently I refer to one or another of them. I came across the following over the weekend and thought it was appropriate and want to share it with you all.

This past November and December have been a sad one for many people. Our little community was hard hit with deaths in those two months and many families had a very sad Christmas. Marjorie Morgan wrote this in her booklet To Every Thing There is a Season.

"When one door of happiness closes another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened to us."

Have a good week everyone and drive carefully. The roads are not in the best of shape after the last storm and according to the weather forecast, we are going to be hit again. Stock up on the necessities and be safe.

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

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