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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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  • Tracey Brown and Randall Prescott coming to Union Hall – May 3, 2014 April 18, 2014
    Don’t miss an evening of great songs, sing-alongs and laughs at Union Hall on Saturday, May 3rd, beginning at 7:30. Two of the Ottawa Valley’s favourite entertainers, Tracey Brown and Randall Prescott, will be performing a tribute to the artists and hits of the 1950s and beyond. Tickets are $20 and will be available at […] […]

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  • Ontario government announces its Rural Roadmap April 18, 2014
    The province of Ontario, through its new ministry (February 2013) of Rural Affairs has announced a rural roadmap It declares its priorities to be  aimed at building on the strengths of Ontario’s rural communities. These include: Developing a small, rural and northern municipal infrastructure program based on consultations with community leaders that will pro […]

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  • AGH-FVM Foundation announces launch of new website April 18, 2014
    The Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor Foundation has launched a new website as of April 22. The website, at www.almontehospitalfoundation.com, makes it easy for donors to make gifts in memory or in honour of loved ones, and to register online for signature events such as the 2014 Summer Golf Classic coming up June 20. The site also […] […]

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  • Art classes in Almonte with Elizabeth Veninga – starting April 24, 2014 April 18, 2014
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  • Arbour Week in Mississippi Mills April 22-27, 2014 April 18, 2014
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  • Betty Clifford – obituary April 18, 2014
    ClIFFORD, ELIZABETH “BETTY” (War Bride)   Passed peacefully with family by her side and in her heart, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Queensway Carleton Hospital, in Ottawa, ON. Betty (nee Beattie) Of Almonte, ON., at the age of 89   Loving wife of the late John A. Clifford, married on October 2, 1945, in Betty’s hometown […] […]

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  • Social media for rural business seminar – April 22, 2014 April 18, 2014
    The Chamber has been given the opportunity to participate in a Social Media for Rural Business Seminar, hosted by Randy Hillier, MPP of Lanark-Frontenac Lennox & Addington. Chamber Members are invited to this half day seminar on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at the Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa. This event is free […] […]

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  • Celtfest Ceilidh Contra Dance April 18, 2014
    Celtfest is a major summer event in Almonte, and each year, the committee brings amazing musicians, singers, and dancers to perform on a large covered stage in the natural outdoor amphitheatre of beautiful Gemmill Park. Now in its 18th year, Celtfest offers a weekend of free entertainment featuring Celtic music and dance, including songs and […] […]

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  • Heritage Conservation District study passes Council, moves to next stage April 18, 2014
    Town Council finally voted last Tuesday to proceed with the first stage of a project that could see parts of Almonte’s downtown and riverfront designated a provincial Heritage Conservation District (HCD) – a move that could protect our community from harmful development schemes in the decades to come. The initial motion to undertake a study […] […]

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  • Downsizing April 18, 2014
     A good deal of my life has been devoted to getting up in the world.  Now I find I am equally diligent about going down in the world. This turn of objective – as categorical and reversionary as it might appear – entails nothing more creative than disposition rather than acquisition.  And while the occupation […] […]

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04/19/2014 – Breakfast at the Legion April

The Almonte Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion serves breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from September to May, from 8-10:30am (no summer breakfast June through August). We ask for a $5 donation for your choice of eggs with bacon, sausage,. […]

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04/19/2014 – Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt April

Every half hour; $2/child for children up to 8 yrs. Other activities incl:• Face painting• Maple taffy and cotton candy• Musical entertainment (select times; Saturday and Sunday)• Horse drawn rides• Trail games (‘I Spy’ and ‘Fulton’s Ultima. […]

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04/23/2014 – Tree Talk April

“Little Green Monster” or “What to do about the Emerald Ash Borer?” Dr. Ian Nadar has many years of experience in urban forestry in the areas of pest and disease control. He was head of the Dutch Elm Disease Control Program for the National Capital C. […]

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04/23/2014 – Open Celtic Jam April

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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04/25/2014 – Tree Walk & Talk April

Meet at 6.30pm on the Martin farm at the end of Comba Lane. Drive until you feel like you must have missed it… and then keep going!More Walks & Talks, Films, Bikes and more this week (Arbour Week).//Tree Walk & Talks: Apr 24 Cliff Bennett’s, 1777 C. […]

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04/25/2014 – Almonte Lectures April

Barbara Carroll: Understanding Grief.

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04/25/2014 – Astronomy Night April

Apr 4, 11, 14 (lunar eclipse), 25, May 2, 7:45-10pm. Star gazing. Bring binoculars/scope or use those provided. Drop-ins welcome.Observe objects within and beyond our Milky Way galaxy… planets, stars, constellations, stellar systems, galaxies and b. […]

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04/26/2014 – Garage Sale Naismith Fundraiser April

$20 to book a table. Fundraiser for school grounds improvements.

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04/26/2014 – Pitch In April

Let’s get ready for spring by picking up garbage along rural road, town streets and in Mississippi Mills parks. PITCH-IN can be done on your own any time during the week of April 22-27 or join us downtown in Almonte on Saturday, April 26th from 9am t. […]

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04/26/2014 – Tree Champion Award & Walk April

Join in the Celebration as Alison Ball, Tree Champion of 2014, plants a tree with a fancy shovel. This will be followed by a Tree Walk with Rob Chretien and an opportunity to learn about the Appleton Wetlands and the Shoreline Cleanup.Alison Ball pla. […]

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04/27/2014 – Tree Talk & Bike Ride April

Meet Jeff Mill, Ed Lawrence & Neil Carleton for a fun-filled, info-filled easy tour.

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04/27/2014 – Fiddler’s Friends Concert April

Ottawa Valley traditional fiddle & dance awards showcase. Tickets at MMMusicworks, Couples Corner, Mill Street Books (256–9090). Proceeds to Danny O’Connell Memorial Fund.

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04/27/2014 – Traditional Song Session April

Join in traditional songs w/choruses. Anyone can lead. The session follows the tradition of people gathering in a local pub to sing and play for their own pleasure. We emphasize simple traditional songs with choruses, often unaccompanied – work s. […]

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04/27/2014 – Tree Walk & Talk April

Meet at Strathburn and Malcolm St at 2pm for a walk on the Strathburn Trail with Ron Ayling.More Walks & Talks, Films, Bikes and more this week (Arbour Week).//Tree Walk & Talks: Apr 24 Cliff Bennett’s, 1777 Clayton Rd., Clayton. Apr 25, 6:30pm, Mart. […]

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04/27/2014 – Church Supper April

Beef dinner, dessert, beverage. Takeouts available.

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04/28/2014 – Almonte & District Horticultural Soc. April

Demonstrators: Helen Halpenny, Marilyn Snedden and Cindy Zorgel of the Society.  Topic: Flower Arranging for Horticultural Society Flower Shows. Flower arranging for Flower Shows.

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04/30/2014 – Open Celtic Jam April

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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05/01/2014 – Hub Hospice AGM May

Guest speaker, refreshments.

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05/02/2014 – Astronomy Night May

Apr 4, 11, 14 (lunar eclipse), 25, May 2, 7:45-10pm. Star gazing. Bring binoculars/scope or use those provided. Drop-ins welcome.Observe objects within and beyond our Milky Way galaxy… planets, stars, constellations, stellar systems, galaxies and b. […]

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05/02/2014 – Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels May

Carlos del Junco is one of those players whose music is so advanced that, when it comes to awards, it’s either retire the category or rephrase the question to “Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos”. His awards include two Gold Medals from the Hohne. […]

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05/03/2014 – Handmade Harvest Craft Show May

May 3 & 4. 55 different craft & food vendors each day. Free parking.

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05/03/2014 – Creativity Blitz May

May 3, 4; 9am-3pm. Join with others, connect with nature, and explore your creative side.

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05/03/2014 – Open Studio – Living Stones May

May 3-4. John Schweighardt’s sculptures. In an idyllic rural setting, outside the Village of Lanark and just west of Hopetown, John will be displaying his stone works indoors and out, including many new works.Living Stones is a varied collection ran. […]

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05/04/2014 – Handmade Harvest Craft Show May

May 3 & 4. 55 different craft & food vendors each day. Free parking.

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05/04/2014 – Creativity Blitz May

May 3, 4; 9am-3pm. Join with others, connect with nature, and explore your creative side.

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05/04/2014 – Open Studio – Living Stones May

May 3-4. John Schweighardt’s sculptures. In an idyllic rural setting, outside the Village of Lanark and just west of Hopetown, John will be displaying his stone works indoors and out, including many new works.Living Stones is a varied collection ran. […]

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05/04/2014 – Hike For Hub Hospice May

Hikers, families, leashed dogs welcome. 2K or 5K trails. All funds raised go to Hub Hospice.

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05/05/2014 – For a Taste of the County May

Food, wine & beer tasting gala. Tickets $10 at Mill St Books, Shadowfax, or Read’s Book Shop. Hosted by Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program.Each vendor will price their offerings between $1 and $6, so that you have the opportunity to sample many. […]

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05/06/2014 – Street Entertainers – Auditions May

Musicians, clowns, jugglers, puppeteers of all ages wanted for Puppets Up! (Aug 9, 10 in Almonte).

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05/07/2014 – Open Celtic Jam May

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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