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This is the latest news from The Millstone, a community-run online newspaper for Almonte and the area.


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  • Almost Heaven: Observing locally… July 28, 2014
              This article is an excerpt from the Ottawa RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) June 2014 Astronotes  celebrating  dark sky observing  in their ‘good neighbour’ town of Mississippi Mills. Reviews – Books; Films; Dark sky sites, Equipment, other Here is the second in a series of public dark sky observing […] […]

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  • Open letter to Mississippi Mills Mayor Levi re the Enerdu project July 28, 2014
    Our family moved here from Ottawa a few years ago. We were looking for a less hectic life in a small, friendly, vibrant, artistic, historic and beautiful town. We wanted to live in a place that had a busy and dynamic downtown area. And that is what we found in Almonte and Mississippi Mills. (And […] […]

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  • Capacity is limited in the committee room at the Committee of the Whole meeting July 29 July 28, 2014
    There may be a large crowd at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, July 29. The Millstone has been advised that the committee room at the municipal building can legally hold just 65 people. Some of the rest can go into the gallery. The remainder may need to stay outside.Civility is crucial. […]

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  • Answers to Diana’s Quiz – July 26, 2014 July 28, 2014
     1.  Pinocchio is the subject of the bronze statue in Collodi, Italy, the village where the writer, Carlo Lorenzini, lived as a child.  Lorenzini actually adopted the pseudonym  Collodi when he first wrote the story.  2.     Kismet, starring Alfred Drake and Joan Diener, was the 1944 film which later became a Broadway musical.  It was […] […]

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  • Mississippi Mills Town Council Committee of the Whole to discuss heritage by-law on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 July 27, 2014
    The Committee of the Whole of the Mississippi Mills Town Council will discuss the preparation of  a by-law to limit changes in the proposed heritage district for a period of one year.  on Tuesday July 29, 2014. The Committee of the Whole meets at 6 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is here, The motion […] […]

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  • Car-toot bingo July 26, 2014
    CAR-TOOT BINGO  at 7pm every Wednesday in August at the Almonte Fair Grounds Refreshments Available 1Call Alyssa at 613 256-6263 or check almontefair.ca for more info Only those over 18 years of age may play Sponsored by the N.L.A.S. […]

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  • Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch – book review July 26, 2014
    by Edith Cody-Rice Dutch novelist Herman Koch writes from a dark place. In this, his second novel to be translated into English, he repeats certain aspects of his international best selling novel The Dinner. As in The Dinner, the central protagonist is contemptible in many ways and you are aware of that from the first […] […]

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  • Diana’s Quiz – July 26, 2014 July 26, 2014
    1. There is a bronze monument in Collodi in Tuscany.  It is of which ‘story book’ and cartoon character? 2.  Which 1944 film, starring Robert Donat and Marlene Dietrich, was later turned into a stage musical, utilising the music of Aleksander Borodin? 3.  Who is the third wife and widow of the last Shah of Persia? 4.  Which Spanish Architect, […] […]

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  • New version of old scam targeting victims by telephone July 25, 2014
    Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating complaints of a new variation of scams involving requests for money orders to facilitate the transfer of “prize money” to the victim. In this case the victim is contacted by telephone advising that they have won a prize, usually of a […] […]

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  • Murals get a boost July 25, 2014
    A mutual interest in refreshing the murals of Mississippi Mills led residents to hatch a plan. “Mary Lou Labrie and I met last year,” writes Laurel Cook. “She was a member of the seniors group that funded the three outdoor murals at the Post Office. Over time, those murals degraded and were badly in need […] […]

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Upcoming Events From theHumm

07/30/2014 – Tea on the Lawn July

Wed & Sat, 2-4pm. Ramsay WI serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.

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07/30/2014 – Augusta Pk: Judge a Book July

Open mic, BBQ, and concert.Spend a beautiful summer evening in the park with friends, family and neighbours, each Wednesday in July. Evenings will feature either a BBQ run by the Almonte Civitan Club (1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays) or a community potlu. […]

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07/30/2014 – Open Celtic Jam July

The Naismith Pub Celtic Music Sessions are held on Wednesday nights, starting at 7:30pm. They are an opportunity for medium to higher level musicians who want to jam, playing Celtic music.Although they do some singing, their focus is on Irish, Scott. […]

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08/02/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

Wed & Sat, 2-4pm. Ramsay WI serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.

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08/06/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

Wed & Sat, 2-4pm. Ramsay WI serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.

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08/06/2014 – Car Toot Bingo August

Wednesdays, 7pm.Drive up to the grandstand and stay in your car to play, or sit at the tables. Many bring their own chairs and blankets and make it a family outting. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to play.      All funds raised at the bing. […]

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08/06/2014 – Open Celtic Jam August

The Naismith Pub Celtic Music Sessions are held on Wednesday nights, starting at 7:30pm. They are an opportunity for medium to higher level musicians who want to jam, playing Celtic music.Although they do some singing, their focus is on Irish, Scott. […]

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08/07/2014 – Peter Pan with Puppets August

Students from the ADHS Drama Club will be performing a puppet show version of Peter Pan at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 15-18, but in case you’re not able to get all the way over there, the WORLD PREMIERE is happening in Almonte at ADHS o. […]

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08/08/2014 – Opening Reception August

Paintings by Lily Swain-Brady.

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08/09/2014 – Naismith 3 On 3 Basketball Festival August

Kids, men’s & ladies’ teams play in the street. All levels of experience. Info/register a team at naismithbasketball.ca.

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08/09/2014 – Puppets Up! August

Aug 9-10, 9am-6pm. Puppet shows for young, old, English, French; street entertainment, parade, craft tent.Many of the old favourites will be back (like the Tanglewood Marionettes and the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers), and newcomers include Leslie Ca. […]

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08/09/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

Wed & Sat, 2-4pm. Ramsay WI serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.

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08/09/2014 – Puppet Cabaret August

A lively and unpredictable evening of short form puppetry, featuring Puppets Up’s international lineup of puppeteers, as well as a few specially invited guests. This annual event is one of the parts of the festival that visiting troupes enjoy the mos. […]

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08/10/2014 – Puppets Up! August

Aug 9-10, 9am-6pm. Puppet shows for young, old, English, French; street entertainment, parade, craft tent.Many of the old favourites will be back (like the Tanglewood Marionettes and the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers), and newcomers include Leslie Ca. […]

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08/13/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

Wed & Sat, 2-4pm. Ramsay WI serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.

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08/13/2014 – Car Toot Bingo August

Wednesdays, 7pm.Drive up to the grandstand and stay in your car to play, or sit at the tables. Many bring their own chairs and blankets and make it a family outting. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to play.      All funds raised at the bing. […]

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08/13/2014 – Open Celtic Jam August

The Naismith Pub Celtic Music Sessions are held on Wednesday nights, starting at 7:30pm. They are an opportunity for medium to higher level musicians who want to jam, playing Celtic music.Although they do some singing, their focus is on Irish, Scott. […]

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08/14/2014 – As You Like It August

“Torchlight Shakespeare” by A Company of Fools, an Ottawa-based troupe who combine physical theatre techniques of clown, mask and puppetry, with the classical text. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, bug spray and a sense of humour.A Company of Fools.

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08/16/2014 – Pakenham Fair August

A Few Highlights:7:00 – 9:00: Breakfast, Fair Grounds Concession Stand. On the menu: bacon, eggs, beans, toast, and coffee. Cost is $6 per person. Special Thanks fo MacMillan’s Ladies Broomball team for preparing the breakfast.9:00: Bake Sale, St. […]

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08/16/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

Wed & Sat, 2-4pm. Ramsay WI serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.

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08/17/2014 – Country Roads Car Rally August

The route has been chosen, the clues are being compiled, the menu finalized. All that is needed is your participation to guarantee a fun afternoon. For a Sunday drive with a difference, mark Sunday, August 17, on your calendar and get ready to head o. […]

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08/20/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

Wed & Sat, 2-4pm. Ramsay WI serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.

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08/20/2014 – Hot Jazz for Hub Hospice August

The Tritones (jazz & funk to be reckoned with!) & exotic appetizers. All proceeds from this licensed event will benefit compassionate support for families facing life threatening of terminal illness. Tickets available at Peches et Poivre, Dandelion F. […]

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08/20/2014 – Car Toot Bingo August

Wednesdays, 7pm.Drive up to the grandstand and stay in your car to play, or sit at the tables. Many bring their own chairs and blankets and make it a family outting. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to play.      All funds raised at the bing. […]

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08/20/2014 – Open Celtic Jam August

The Naismith Pub Celtic Music Sessions are held on Wednesday nights, starting at 7:30pm. They are an opportunity for medium to higher level musicians who want to jam, playing Celtic music.Although they do some singing, their focus is on Irish, Scott. […]

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08/22/2014 – Romeo and Juliet August

Aug 22-23, 7:30pm. DCGSFT is an amateur group, aged 9-29, in their 5th year.Refreshments in the hall afterwards. They do not charge admission prices, but encourage people to bring a food bank donation.Aug 22-23, 7:30pm. DCGSFT (aged 9-29).

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08/23/2014 – North Lanark Highland Games August

Opening ceremonies 1pm, massed bands 1 & 5:30pm. Bagpipe, drum, dance, men’s & women’s strength competitions. Kids’ mini-games. Adv. tickets at Mill St. Books, Nicholson’s, CP Chamber.Full schedule here: http://almontehighlandgames.com/schedule.html. […]

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08/23/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

Wed & Sat, 2-4pm. Ramsay WI serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.

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08/23/2014 – Romeo and Juliet August

Aug 22-23, 7:30pm. DCGSFT is an amateur group, aged 9-29, in their 5th year.Refreshments in the hall afterwards. They do not charge admission prices, but encourage people to bring a food bank donation.Aug 22-23, 7:30pm. DCGSFT (aged 9-29).

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08/27/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

Wed & Sat, 2-4pm. Ramsay WI serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.

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