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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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  • Sew a Mother’s day Gift April 23, 2014
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  • Mississippi Mills Tree Sales – Delay in Pick-Up Date April 23, 2014
    If you ordered trees this year through the Mississippi Mills Chamber of Commerce or the Town’s Beautification Committee, first let us say a big THANK YOU! If you haven’t, there is still time — actually, there is extra time as Mother Nature has delayed the process somewhat. Due to the harsh and extended winter conditions, […] […]

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  • Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization new guide available online April 23, 2014
     “Come in, we are awesome,” reads one of the images found within the first few pages of the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization’s (OHTO) new Tourism Starts With You guide. The welcoming invite, proudly displayed in the storefront of Almonte’s Hello Yellow shop, captures the message at the heart of the OHTO’s new regional strategy: that, by creating […] […]

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  • Rising Sun Yoga presents a gong meditation – April 27, 2014 April 23, 2014
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  • Help tidy up the town, April 22-27 April 23, 2014
    Yesterday marked the start of “pitch-In week’ in Mississippi Mills — a chance for you to give a little something back to the community by donating your time to cleaning up town streets, parks and rural roads. Bags for trash collections are available at locations throughout the area (see below.) On Saturday March 26 you’re […] […]

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  • Peter Nelson’s travels – Indonesia April 23, 2014
    by Peter Nelson There’s a great line in a very great movie, “The Year of Living Dangerously”. The narrator says, “A man becomes as a child again when he enters the slums of Asia after dark.” Indonesia — a total assault on the senses. Overwhelmed by all these sights, sounds, feelings, aromas, tastes — all […] […]

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  • Celebrate Musical Memories – 20 years of the Carleton Place and District Community Band April 23, 2014
    The Carleton Place and District Community Band is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a concert – “Celebrate Musical Memories” – on May 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium.  The Band continues a long tradition of bands in Carleton Place that dates back to the Carleton Place Brass Band of […] […]

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  • ADHS presents Romeo and Juliet – May 2-3, 2014 April 23, 2014
    By Emily Weber, ADHS student Romeo and Juliet is an age-old classic tale about two star-crossed lovers from feuding families. In the city of Verona, Juliet (Jillian Douglas) and Romeo (Callum LeRoy) fall in love at a party and tragedy follows. Amidst swordfights, banishment, deceit and suicide, the stage is full of talented students. Written […] […]

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  • Friends of Cedar Hill Schoolhouse present Euchre Night – May 3, 2014 April 23, 2014
    The Friends of Cedar Hill Schoolhouse are hosting their spring Euchre Night on Saturday May 3rd at 7:30 at the schoolhouse, 270 Cedar Hill Road. Cost is $5 per person. Prizes and a light lunch to follow. All proceeds for the evening contribute to the preservation of this historic building. […]

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  • Almonte Riverside Trail closed for now April 23, 2014
    The Almonte Riverside Trail runs from Strathburn Street in Almonte to the Mill of Kintail, for a total one-way distance of about 7.5 km. Unfortunately, some sections of the trail along the Mississippi River are completely submerged by flood waters and other sections remain wet, muddy, covered in snow and ice, or blocked by debris. […] […]

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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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05/03/2014 – Celtfest Ceilidh Contra Dance May

Music by The Adequates, with musical interlude by Sounds Sweet. Caller: Pippa Hall, MC: John Fife.There will be a light lunch and silent auction. Have a great time and know that your ticket helps the Celtfest festival!Get your tickets at Baker Bob’s. […]

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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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05/09/2014 – Art in the Attic – Meet the Artists May

May 9 (7-9), 10 & 11 (10-4). Art show & sale. Fashion show on Sat.

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05/09/2014 – Almonte in Praise! May

Choirs from 7 Almonte churches – Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Almonte United Church, Almonte Presbyterian Church, Almonte Reformed Presbyterian Church, Almonte Baptist Church, Cornerstone Community Church and St. Paul’s Anglican Church. […]

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05/10/2014 – Art in the Attic May

May 9 (7-9), 10 & 11 (10-4). Art show & sale.

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