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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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  • For the Birds: Summer Lovin’ September 1, 2014
    by Cheryl Baxter Happy Labour Day!  Where has the summer gone!? It’s hard to believe that autumn is around the corner.  I was happy to spend the last week in Cobden, at our in-laws trailer.  I was able to get on the water with my husband and tour the lake near their camp. Hopefully in […] […]

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  • Answers to Diana’s Quiz – August 30, 2014 September 1, 2014
    Sport-inspired Olympic medals for the arts were and are no longer given because the relevant jury considered that the artists would be professionals, while the athletes had to be amateur. In the original basketball game, there was no hole at the bottom of the basket, so for 21 years the ball had to be retrieved […] […]

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  • Bellydancing — It’s not what you think. August 31, 2014
    By Rona Fraser  Sure, most of the bellydancers you’ve seen in the movies have been scantily-clad, slim yet curvy women, with come hither eyes and a serene elegance. This image in one’s mind can make it rather intimidating for a woman of, say, limited elegance and an unlimited love of dessert, to consider attending a […] […]

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  • Group Ice Bucket Challenge at the Almonte Fitness Centre August 30, 2014
    Alison Dalgity along with Emery and Andrea Robichaud, the new owners of the Almonte Fitness Centre, are hosting an Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS at the Almonte Fitness Centre on September 1 at 11 a.m. The challenge is to honour June Dalgity, Alison’s mother, who succumber to ALS in September of 2005. Although the […] […]

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  • Calling all former millworkers August 30, 2014
    by Michael Rikley-Lancaster Executive Director / Curator Mississippi Valley Textile Museum The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is hosting its 3rd Annual Millworkers’ Reunion on Saturday, September 20, from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Museum hopes that all former workers from textile mills in Appleton, Almonte, Arnprior, Carleton Place or Perth, or their representati […]

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  • OPP warns of man lying on the Clayton Road August 30, 2014
    The Lanark County OPP detachment has received several reports of a male lying on the Clayton Road, Mississippi Mills, in the early morning hours, reportedly causing drivers to take evasive action. Public safety is paramount to the OPP.   People are encouraged to call police immediately if they observe any kind of hazard on the roadway […] […]

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  • Paddlenorth: Adverture, Resilience and Renewal in the Arctic Wild. August 30, 2014
    Former Almonte resident Jennifer Kingsley has just published a book based on her northern wilderness paddling trip. Her publisher Greystone Books sent out the following press release. A voyage of self-discovery and renewal across one of the planet’s wildest and most rugged landscapes In the growing canon of lyricial exploration literature, Paddlenorth tells […]

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  • A little friendly gardening competition reaps big benefits for Lanark County Food Bank August 30, 2014
    A conversation with two green thumbs. Issued on May 1st, the Workers’ Day, the ‘Great Veggie Grow-off’ has ‘pitted’ the towns of Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place and Beckwith against each other in a friendly competition to see which can grow the most local produce for the Lanark County Food Bank. The ‘grow-off’ offers local gardeners […] […]

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  • The Ramblin’ Valley Band plays at a free pot luck supper in Augusta Park August 30, 2014
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  • Maureen Dagg writes to Mississippi Mills Council concerning the Appleton forest die off. August 30, 2014
    August 29, 2014 To the Council of the Town of Mississippi Mills Ladies and Gentlemen, I was amazed to see the letter from the previous Minister of Natural Resources, David Orazietti, published in the Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette yesterday. Apparently, it was provided to the Gazette by Councillor Denzil Ferguson, to clarify the water […] […]

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09/03/2014 – Open Celtic Jam September

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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09/05/2014 – Manitoba Art Opening September

Frost Bitten, Mosquito Slapping, Trolley Tippers. Diana Thorneycroft & Michael Boss present the work of 18 top Manitoba artists.Frost Bitten, Mosquito Slapping, Trolley Tippers. 

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09/06/2014 – Mississippi Mills River Run September

3km, 5km, 10km timed runs; 3km & 5km family walk/runs. Proceeds go to AGH obstetrical unit. Register by Aug 10 for the best rate.3,5,10km timed runs; 3 & 5km family walk/runs. Register aegleevents.com.

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09/06/2014 – Mundells Fish Fry September

With Hudson’s corn, homemade pie.

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09/08/2014 – Almonte & Area Artists’ Assoc Mtg September

Free admission; all welcome. Speaker TBA.The members of the Almonte & Area Artists Association reside in Almonte and the surrounding community. The mandate of the AAAA is to encourage artists of all ages to continue to grow and expand their knowledge. […]

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09/10/2014 – Mississippi Mills At A Glance September

Activity info & registration for kids, snrs, adults.

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09/10/2014 – Open Celtic Jam September

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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09/11/2014 – Seniors’ Expo September

Showcase of services for people 50+ & for caregivers. Exhibitors will include social service agencies, support groups, retirement homes, local attractions, pharmacies, seniors activity groups, and others. Visit 75 exhibitors, and talk with local poli. […]

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09/11/2014 – The Claytones & Brennen Leigh September

Multi-instrumentalist, Brennen Leigh is bringing her whip-smart songwriting and performing prowess to the Ottawa Valley. Her to-the-point storytelling style has elevated her to newfound cult status around the world and most notably in her native Aust. […]

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09/12/2014 – Meet the Artist September

Art in the Manor presents an exhibition of paintings by Amelia Ah You. Exhibit runs ’til Oct 12.Amelia Ah You.

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09/12/2014 – KEWT: Kathryn Briggs/Terry Tufts September

A live recording performance of a new album entitled Mother Lode – a collaborative effort of instrumental works by Kathryn Briggs and Terry Tufts. Almonte’s own Ken Friesen will be at the helm, mixing sound, and John Geggie joins the project on bass.. […]

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09/13/2014 – Fibrefest September

Sept 13-14. Fibre art demos/vendors & exhibits, Button Mania. At the MVTM, Almonte Arena & Curling Club.Mark the weekend of September 13 and 14, 2014 on your calendars because you won’t want to miss the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 19th annu. […]

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09/13/2014 – Kids’ Book Signing September

Cathryn Morgan, author of GrrrOuch, Pain is Like a Grouchy Bear./////Kids’ Book Signing: Cathryn Morgan, GrrrOuch, Pain is Like a Grouchy Bear. Sep 13, 10am-3pm, Mill Street Books, Almonte; Sep 24, 10am-3pm, Read’s Book Shop, CP; Sep 26, 10am-2pm. […]

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09/13/2014 – Harvest Food & Drink Show September

Samples from food producers/chefs/experts. 19 years and older. Tickets at Hello Yellow.

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09/14/2014 – Fibrefest September

Sept 13-14. Fibre art demos/vendors & exhibits, Button Mania. At the MVTM, Almonte Arena & Curling Club.Mark the weekend of September 13 and 14, 2014 on your calendars because you won’t want to miss the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 19th annu. […]

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09/14/2014 – Meet the Artists September

Deborah Arnold & Alan Mirabelli – A collection of thoughtful, mindful, and wondrous encounters with nature. On display through to October 14.Deborah Arnold & Alan Mirabelli.

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09/15/2014 – Almonte Quilters’ Guild September

Monthly mtg. Everyone welcome. Come out for an evening of fun and see the beautiful quilts.Monthly mtg. All welcome.

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09/17/2014 – Open Celtic Jam September

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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09/20/2014 – Millworkers’ Reunion September

The museum invites all former workers from textile mills in Appleton, Almonte, Carleton Place and Perth, or their representatives, to come out and enjoy a pleasant time meeting former acquaintances and sharing memories. The Barley Shakers band will e. […]

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09/20/2014 – Pig Roast September

Music by Brea Lawrenson. Get tickets early at Legion.

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09/20/2014 – Ottawa Summer String Ensemble September

28-piece string orchestra, conducted by Donnie Deacon, performing music by Elgar, Grieg, Holst and a piece sure to delight fiddle fans, by Ottawa composer Randy Demmon.A portion of proceeds will support Mississippi Mills Cultural Plan initiatives & r. […]

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09/21/2014 – European Renaissance meets Ottawa Valley September

Did you ever wonder what the Log Driver’s Waltz might have in common with anonymous 14th century love song Dal Bel Castel?The Shuffle Season is a brand new band formed by three old friends from New Brunswick, England and Belgium. They share a love of. […]

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09/24/2014 – Lanark Immigration Community Forums September

1-hour brainstorming sessions, held throughout Renfrew & Lanark Counties.Sep 5 Arnprior Masonic HallSep 17 Carleton Place ArenaSep 19 Renfrew Rec Ctr GymSep 24 Lanark CivitanSep 25 Perth Public LibraryOct 2 Almonte Old Town Hall/////6-7pm. Brainstorm. […]

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09/24/2014 – Open Celtic Jam September

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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09/26/2014 – Almonte Lectures: Beer September

Matthew Bellamy: Beer & the Brewing Industry.

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09/27/2014 – Beginner Blues Harp Workshop September

With Catriona Sturton.

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09/27/2014 – Hub’s Glitz Gala September

The Hub’s 2nd annual Glitz Gala will feature local entertainers, a live auction, a silent auction, plus canapés, a cash bar and birthday cake. Tickets are available at The Hub and Rebound in Almonte. All funds raised will support the Hub Hospice Pal. […]

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09/27/2014 – Canada Wild Photos/Music September

Nature/wildlife photographer Bill Pratt and musician/composer Ian Douglas team up to present a unique evening of audio and visual entertainment. Photos of Algonquin Park, the Yukon, and the Arctic will be presented as 3 ‘pieces’, each accompanied b. […]

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10/01/2014 – Open Celtic Jam October

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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10/02/2014 – Lanark Immigration Community Forums October

1-hour brainstorming sessions, held throughout Renfrew & Lanark Counties.Sep 5 Arnprior Masonic HallSep 17 Carleton Place ArenaSep 19 Renfrew Rec Ctr GymSep 24 Lanark CivitanSep 25 Perth Public LibraryOct 2 Almonte Old Town Hall/////6-7pm. Brainstorm. […]

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