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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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  • Complementary Relationships August 1, 2014
    “We never-ever argue, we never calculate
 The currency we’ve spent
 I love you, you pay my rent” Pet Shop Boys  by Bill Chapman Within the limitless array of personal relationships there are nonetheless conspicuous patterns. Some of the more provocative are those embracing a seeming disparity between the two persons, everything from a mere inconsistency, […] […]

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  • Corridor Gallery, Mississippi Mills Public Library featured artist: Noreen Young, artist and puppeteer – Thursday July 31,2014 to Tuesday August 12, 2014 August 1, 2014
    Noreen Young has had a lifelong passion for puppetry. As an award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Noreen has been involved in numerous television productions during her long career. She has also held roles as designer, writer, and ultimately, executive-producer for “Under the Umbrella Tree”, a children’s series that ran on CBC television and The Disney […]

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  • Almonte Legion seeks public help in locating photographs July 31, 2014
    Almonte Legion Branch 240 is seeking the help of the General public to locate photographs of several Mississippi Mills World War Two casualties. These are needed to complete a commemorative book, “Age shall not weary them …”, to be published in October, 2014. This tribute to the men of the local area is the result […] […]

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  • Carleton Place Legion marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I July 31, 2014
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  • Reader expresses concern about danger of electromagnetic radiation from the Enerdu project July 31, 2014
    This is a letter sent to the Millstone, published as received. July 31, 2014 Open letter to the Mississippi Mill City Counsillors: An important detail that seems to have been overlooked in the discussion of the ENERDU project is the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and Electric magnetic fields (EMF) produced and its potential negative impact on […] […]

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  • Almonte Shoppers Drug Mart offering accommodation for Puppets Up! July 31, 2014
    The Shoppers Drug Mart is offering any Fully Equipped RV’s Dry camping the use of their Almonte Parking lot during Puppets Up!  They can accommodate 10 units, and the cost will be a donation to their Mississippi Mills Run that will take place September 6th.  Minimum donation is $20.00 per night. Speak with an employee […] […]

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  • Regional media flocks to council meeting July 31, 2014
    by Shaun McLaughlin first published at Shaun on Council  Tuesday night’s meeting of Council and the Committee of the Whole (July 29, 2014) received an uncommon level of media attention. One item on the agenda—a motion to delay any major construction in Almonte’s downtown core while our heritage district study is underway—drew attention from eleven […] […]

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  • Reader explains why the Enerdu project has caused an uproar July 31, 2014
    To the Editor. I have followed the Enerdu discussion from the beginning and one aspect seems to be absent from the dialogue. The people of Almonte watched with interest, enthusiasm, some regret but mostly positive sentiment when the new generating plant was built below the bridge downstream. There was a recognition of the importance of […] […]

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  • Steamed Corn on the Cob July 31, 2014
    by Susan Hanna Corn season has arrived! I frequently remove the kernels from the cob and sauté them with onions, peppers and herbs. But sometimes I just want to enjoy it on the cob. Most recipes suggest boiling corn on the cob, but for the past 20 years or so, I’ve been steaming it in […] […]

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  • Councillors introduce motions to indicate disapproval of the Enerdu project July 30, 2014
    Councillors Shaun McLaughlin and Duncan Abbott brought forward motions at the July 29. 2014 Mississippi Mills Council meeting to reflect residents’ concern about the Enerdu project. Councillor Shaun McLaughlin moved that: AND WHEREAS the residents of Mississippi Mills value the historic and natural landscape of the river as it passes through Almonte; NOW THE […]

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Upcoming Events From theHumm

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 – Car Toot Bingo August

Wednesdays, 7pm.Drive up to the grandstand and stay in your car to play, or sit at the tables. Many bring their own chairs and blankets and make it a family outting. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to play.      All funds raised at the bing. […]

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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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08/07/2014 – Peter Pan with Puppets August

Students from the ADHS Drama Club will be performing a puppet show version of Peter Pan at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 15-18, but in case you’re not able to get all the way over there, the WORLD PREMIERE is happening in Almonte at ADHS o. […]

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08/08/2014 – Opening Reception August

Paintings by Lily Swain-Brady.

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08/09/2014 – Naismith 3 On 3 Basketball Festival August

Kids, men’s & ladies’ teams play in the street. All levels of experience. Info/register a team at naismithbasketball.ca.

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08/09/2014 – Puppets Up! August

Aug 9-10, 9am-6pm. Puppet shows for young, old, English, French; street entertainment, parade, craft tent.Many of the old favourites will be back (like the Tanglewood Marionettes and the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers), and newcomers include Leslie Ca. […]

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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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08/09/2014 – Puppet Cabaret August

A lively and unpredictable evening of short form puppetry, featuring Puppets Up’s international lineup of puppeteers, as well as a few specially invited guests. This annual event is one of the parts of the festival that visiting troupes enjoy the mos. […]

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08/10/2014 – Puppets Up! August

Aug 9-10, 9am-6pm. Puppet shows for young, old, English, French; street entertainment, parade, craft tent.Many of the old favourites will be back (like the Tanglewood Marionettes and the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers), and newcomers include Leslie Ca. […]

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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 – Car Toot Bingo August

Wednesdays, 7pm.Drive up to the grandstand and stay in your car to play, or sit at the tables. Many bring their own chairs and blankets and make it a family outting. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to play.      All funds raised at the bing. […]

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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 – Live Jazz August

Aug 14, 21, 28. Come for dinner, apps, or drinks, and enjoy live jazz.

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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 – Pakenham Fair August

A Few Highlights:7:00 – 9:00: Breakfast, Fair Grounds Concession Stand. On the menu: bacon, eggs, beans, toast, and coffee. Cost is $6 per person. Special Thanks fo MacMillan’s Ladies Broomball team for preparing the breakfast.9:00: Bake Sale, St. […]

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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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08/17/2014 – Country Roads Car Rally August

The route has been chosen, the clues are being compiled, the menu finalized. All that is needed is your participation to guarantee a fun afternoon. For a Sunday drive with a difference, mark Sunday, August 17, on your calendar and get ready to head o. […]

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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

The Tritones (jazz & funk to be reckoned with!) & 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, Dandelion F. […]

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08/20/2014 – Car Toot Bingo August

Wednesdays, 7pm.Drive up to the grandstand and stay in your car to play, or sit at the tables. Many bring their own chairs and blankets and make it a family outting. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to play.      All funds raised at the bing. […]

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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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08/21/2014 – Live Jazz August

Aug 14, 21, 28. Come for dinner, apps, or drinks, and enjoy live jazz.

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08/22/2014 – Gosset Family Benefit Concert August

Local musicians will entertain while silent auction items are bid upon, raising money for a family in need.Luc Gossett has been hospitalized for 3 months now, with no quick return in sight. Along with multiple strokes, heart attacks and cerebral vasc. […]

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08/22/2014 – Romeo and Juliet August

Aug 22-23, 7:30pm. DCGSFT is an amateur group, aged 9-29, in their 5th year.Refreshments in the hall afterwards. They do not charge admission prices, but encourage people to bring a food bank donation.Aug 22-23, 7:30pm. DCGSFT (aged 9-29).

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08/23/2014 – North Lanark Highland Games August

Opening ceremonies 1pm, massed bands 1 & 5:30pm. Bagpipe, drum, dance, men’s & women’s strength competitions. Kids’ mini-games. Adv. tickets at Mill St. Books, Nicholson’s, CP Chamber.Full schedule here: http://almontehighlandgames.com/schedule.html. […]

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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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08/23/2014 – Romeo and Juliet August

Aug 22-23, 7:30pm. DCGSFT is an amateur group, aged 9-29, in their 5th year.Refreshments in the hall afterwards. They do not charge admission prices, but encourage people to bring a food bank donation.Aug 22-23, 7:30pm. DCGSFT (aged 9-29).

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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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