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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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  • 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 bank 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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  • Plant Sale at Prestonvale United Church August 30, 2014
    The Prestonvale Community Association is holding a perennial plant sale on Saturday, September 6 from 9 am to 12 noon. The sale will be held at the Prestonvale United Church at 1199 Prestonvale Rd. (located between Balderson and Ferguson’s Falls Rd.) All proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the church. Restoration of the […] […]

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  • Vivian (Naismith) Rose – obituary August 30, 2014
    Vivian S. (Naismith) Rose passed peacefully on July 31, 2014 at age 85.  Born in Almonte, Ontario to the late Peter Naismith and Eva Coon, she spent much of her youth with her beloved friend, Marilyn Houston and family who provided her with endless love and security. Her drive for adventure sent her to Bermuda […] […]

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  • How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change by Joe Clark – book review August 30, 2014
    by Amelia Gordon The Right Honourable Joe Clark’s provocative book about Canada is now available in a trade paperback. First published in November of 2013 in hard cover, it is a thoughtful look at Canada’s legacy and it current dynamic. One can only imagine the frustration with the Harper government that may have driven him […] […]

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  • Diana’s Quiz – August 30, 2014 August 30, 2014
    Why were Olympic medals in the arts abandoned after 1948? What is different about the modern basketball hoop that was not part of the game when James Naismith invented it? Name a country that includes crucifixion as a penalty. How much is a ‘skosh’ amount? Jason Reitman, the son of Canadian movie maker Ivan Reitman, […] […]

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  • The JazzNhouse 2014-2015 season is here August 29, 2014
    What’s a JazzN? If you are asking yourself “JazzN? What’s a JazzN?” then read on, because you are apparently not alone! Many music lovers in our community still have not heard about JazzN.ca and the sensational JazzNhouse series of live music concerts! Now in its third season, the 8-concert JazzNhouse series features a wide variety […] […]

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  • Mississippi Mills faces significant infrastructure costs August 29, 2014
    excerpted and edited from the Roads and Public Works report on the September 2 agenda of the Committee of the Whole. Read the full report starting at page 45 here COW Agenda Sept 2 14 xx  The Town of Mississippi Mills currently operates and maintains 15 bridges and 11 large culvert structures with a span […] […]

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  • Highlights of Next Council Meeting September 2, 2014 August 29, 2014
    by Shaun McLaughlin Residents have packed the Council chambers for our last two meetings, July 29 and August 12. There are at least four good reasons to attend the September 2 meeting. We have just three meetings remaining before the election: September 2 and 16, and October 7. For the Council portion on September 2, […] […]

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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

Freshly baked scones topped with blueberries, homemade lemon curd and whipped cream. Gluten-free scones are available on request. Juice, tea and freshly-brewed Equator coffee top off the feast.Union Hall, at 1984 Wolfgrove Road, has been used continu. […]

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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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09/12/2014 – 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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