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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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  • Upcoming Council vote on the adoption of the Natural Heritage System Concept Plan September 13, 2014
    by Tineke Kuiper To all of you who enjoy the natural beauty of the flora and fauna of Mississippi Mills and would like to protect it for future generations, an important vote will take place this Tuesday (September 16, 2014) at the municipal building, 3131 Old Perth Rd, at 6:15 PM. The Mississippi Valley Field […] […]

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  • Your candidates for the Mississippi Mills municipal election September 13, 2014
    Yesterday was the deadline for adding or withdrawing names from the list of candidates for the municipal election to be held October 27, 2014. The candidate list is now final. The names  appear in the order in which they are posted on the Mississippi Mills website. Your candidates are: Mayor  Shaun McLaughlin Garry Dalgity John […] […]

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  • What does a Heritage Conservation District mean to property owners? September 13, 2014
    by Edith Cody-Rice Overall, Heritage Conservation Districts (HDCs)  are distinct groupings whose character derives from the natural and cultural resources within its boundaries. Beyond its cultural and built heritage, HCDs are also characterized by landscapes, the diversity of the lifestyles and the traditions of the people; the community forms an important […]

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  • Heritage bylaw delayed to permit amendments September 13, 2014
    by Councillor Shaun McLaughlin After listening to concerns from some business people last week about the proposed heritage by-law, several councillors worked with staff, the heritage committee and a heritage district expert from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Andrew Jeanes, to reword parts of the by-law. The principal change is a clearly defined […]

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  • The Royal Bank of Canada is rebuilding its Pakenham branch September 13, 2014
    T he Royal Bank of Canada is breaking ground for a branch in Pakenham. The ground breaking ceremony took place on September 11 Almonte and Pakenham Hub branch manager Cindy Hobbs said “This is very exciting. RBC has been in Pakenham for over 110 years, it’s exciting to know the commitment to the community will continue. […]

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  • Millfall condo for rent September 13, 2014
    Millfall Condo overlooking the Mississippi River in Almonte. available: October 1, 2014. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Plus Den. Roof top private walkout patio . Appliances included. Please contact. 613-256-2055   […]

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  • Diana’s Quiz – September 13, 2014 September 13, 2014
    Which is the poorest country in the western hemisphere? Guar gum is a well-known thickener in many prepared foods.  Where does guar come from? What religion is former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali? In which war was the term ANZAC first used to refer to the military of Australia and New Zealand? Who was Fred Astaire’s […] […]

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  • An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell – book review September 13, 2014
    by Edith Cody-Rice An Event in autumn at 149 pages, has the feel of  a novella rather than a novel.  Featuring Mankell’s iconic Kurt Wallander, the book was first written om Swedish in 2004 and was translated to English only in 2013 when  the BBC chose it for a dramatization with Kenneth Branaugh. The book […] […]

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  • Enerdu lawyer calls heritage bylaw “contemptuous” September 12, 2014
    The following letter from the Ottawa law firm representing Enerdu Power Systems was included in the package of materials sent to local Councillors in advance of their September 16 meeting. The Millstone finds this letter puzzling, to say the least. Minister Bradley did indeed order a Heritage Impact Assessment, but said nothing about excluding the […] […]

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  • Councillor Alex Gillis shares his campaign brochure September 12, 2014
    Councillor Gillis is running for reelection in Almonte ward this coming October. Here is his election brochure. Click for larger view. Also available in PDF format. […]

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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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10/03/2014 – SchoolBox Latin Fiesta October

This year’s event will feature the red-hot Latin jazz fusion tunes of Azucar Jam (azucarjam.com). Tanya’s dance studio will be on hand at 7:30pm to offer a dance demo and lessons, before we go hip-to-hip with the salsa dancers at 8pm. A silent auctio. […]

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10/04/2014 – Fall Colours Nature Walk October

The event will include guided hikes for all ages and abilities. It only takes about 45 minutes for the Blueberry Express walk directly, but leisurely, up the mountain, and it’s fairly easy walking, with one short steep climb at the very top. Entertai. […]

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10/04/2014 – Fashion Show October

Last year: Alia, Tan Jay fashions. Dessert tea 1:30 or 3:30. Tickets at Pakenham Gen. Store. $10.

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10/08/2014 – 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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10/11/2014 – Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour October

Oct 11-13, 10am-5pm. 26 artists at 15 stops. Painting, glass, stoneware, pottery, pewter, quilts, hats, sculptures, illustrations, photos. Oct 11-13, 10am-5pm. 26 artists at 15 stops.

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10/12/2014 – Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour October

Oct 11-13, 10am-5pm. 26 artists at 15 stops. Painting, glass, stoneware, pottery, pewter, quilts, hats, sculptures, illustrations, photos. Oct 11-13, 10am-5pm. 26 artists at 15 stops.

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10/13/2014 – Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour October

Oct 11-13, 10am-5pm. 26 artists at 15 stops. Painting, glass, stoneware, pottery, pewter, quilts, hats, sculptures, illustrations, photos. Oct 11-13, 10am-5pm. 26 artists at 15 stops.

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10/15/2014 – 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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10/18/2014 – Almonte in Concert: Valdy to Vivaldi October

From folk to Baroque, with Valdy, Nadina Mackie Jackson – bassoon, Joe Phillips – bass, Karel Roessingh – piano. Tickets at Mill St. Books or online. Valdy, bassoon, bass, piano. Tickets at Mill St. Books/online. 

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10/22/2014 – 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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10/24/2014 – Almonte Lectures: Forestry October

Ron Ayling — Canada & China in Forestry.

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10/25/2014 – Fall Tea & Bazaar October

St. Mary’s Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Almonte is hosting its annual Fall Tea and Bazaar at the Civitan Hall in Almonte. Visit their tea room and shop for arts and crafts, jewellery, dishes, home-baked goods, and books. Buy raffle ticke. […]

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10/25/2014 – Roast Turkey Supper October

Anniversary Supper w/all the trimmings, buns, pie.Last year: $14; $7 kids 6-12; family $38

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10/29/2014 – 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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11/05/2014 – Open Celtic Jam November

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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11/12/2014 – Open Celtic Jam November

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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