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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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  • Gun Shy July 25, 2014
    by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. It won’t surprise you to hear that one is less than inclined to revisit whitewater rafting on the heels of a particularly bouncy spill. Likewise one is excusably hesitant to retry a backflip if the consequences of the previous effort were rather awkward.  In short we are comprehensibly […] […]

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  • Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival presents its annual festival featuring amazing entertainment for all ages July 25, 2014
     This year we’ve brought 12 puppet troupes from Canada, the USA, Italy, and Switzerland, to perform more than 60 puppet shows! There’ll be street entertainers, craft and food vendors, and puppet paraphernalia! Enjoy the huge parade each day with this year’s Parade Marshalls – Mayor Jim Watson and his look-a-like puppet (made by Noreen Young), […] […]

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  • Ottawa man charged with weapon offences after being stopped in Mississippi Mills July 25, 2014
    Officers from The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged an Ottawa man after they stopped a car on Highway 7 near Scotch corners Road in the Town of Mississippi Mills around 8.10 pm on Wednesday 23rd July 2014. James cole, 23 years old, is charged with one count of possession […] […]

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  • Visitor to Almonte incredulous at plans for the Enerdu project July 24, 2014
    by Jack Fait I recently had friends come and have lunch with me at the Barley Mow. They had seen the signs for “Save Our River” and asked about what was happening. When I tried to explain what was happening, they were incredulous as to why the various environmental committees were allowing this to happen. […] […]

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  • Gay Cook’s Green & Yellow Bean Salad with Basil Dressing, July 24, 2014
    by Gay Cook Garnish with pansies cherry tomatoes if available 4-6 servings Local green and yellow beans are now at their peak in flavour . Blanch the green and yellow beans separately as yellow beans take a little longer to cook than green ones. The beans can be left whole or cut on the slant. […] […]

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  • New at the Mississippi Mills Public Library this week of July 21, 2014 July 24, 2014
    by Margo Hay-GoodingsLibrary Assistant, Almonte Branch Just some of what’s new at the library this week: ALMONTE BRANCHFictionIf You Were Here by Alafair BurkeVicious Circle by Wilbur SmithClose Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris BohjalianThe Lemon Grove by Helen WalshNon-FictionHow to Start a Home Based Catering Business by Denise VivaldoThe Rancho de Chimayo C […]

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  • 30 local families are urgently needed to host Japanese students this summer. July 24, 2014
     Just for 2 weeks and you receive a compensation payment of $400+. Students will be here July 29-Aug 11 and Aug 15-30 (you can host for either or both). A wonderful opportunity to share your culture & family customs and make lifelong friends. All kinds of families welcome to host: young kids, old kids, grandparents, retirees, singles, childless. Call 613 […]

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  • Exciting new contest for Ottawa River Power customers July 24, 2014
    Sign-up for peaksaver PLUS® and you’ll have a chance to WIN a free Apple iPad Air from Ottawa River Power! By participating in the worthwhile peaksaver PLUS program you will be joining thousands of other households in Ontario to help manage electricity use.  Once enrolled, your central air conditioner and/or electric water heater will be automatically adjust […]

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  • Peter Souter – obituary July 24, 2014
    SOUTER, PETER Passed away peacefully on the Rosamond Wing of the Almonte General Hospital on Monday, July 21, 2014. Dearly loved husband of Linda Souter and beloved father of Lynn Carss (Rod) of Almonte, Chris (predeceased) and Richard (Jennifer) of Kelowna. Loving big brother of Pat Bedford of Groomsbridge, England. Cherished grandfather of Chelsea and […] […]

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  • Open letter to Ontario Energy Group senior management re door to door sales pitch July 24, 2014
    To the Senior Management of Ontario Energy Group (OEG). On July 22nd, I received a visit from a member of your sales team. The young representative did not present himself directly as a sales agent, but rather a quality assurance inspector looking to verify my HVAC equipment as in-line with the 2009 Ontario Energy Board […] […]

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Upcoming Events From theHumm

07/26/2014 – Tea on the Lawn July

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

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07/27/2014 – Herbfest July

For those interested in herbs, gardening, cooking & a healthy lifestyle. Rain or shine. Vendors, food, cook-off, talks, walks.Vendors, health, food, cook-off, talks, walks.

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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 – 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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08/09/2014 – Puppets Up! August

Aug 9-10, 9am-6pm. Puppet shows for young, old, Engl., French; street entertainment, parade, craft tent.

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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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08/10/2014 – Puppets Up! August

Aug 9-10, 9am-6pm. Puppet shows for young, old, Engl., French; street entertainment, parade, craft tent.

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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 – 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 – Tea on the Lawn August

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

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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

Live music & 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.Live music & exotic appetizers. Tickets at Peches. […]

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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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08/23/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

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

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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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08/27/2014 – 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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08/30/2014 – Tea on the Lawn August

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

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08/31/2014 – Blueberry Tea August

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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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09/10/2014 – 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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09/17/2014 – 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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09/24/2014 – 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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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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10/08/2014 – 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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10/15/2014 – 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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