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Horseshoe Valley Kaleidoscope                                            Coming Events

      by Valerie Thornton
      Writing from Sanibel Island, Florida;   Well done William!               Saturday December 2 from 2 to 4pm       Thursday December 14 from 7 to 9pm
      away for the month of November. We                                       Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical   The Barrie District Stamp Club, Chapter 73 of
                                           Talking about hockey, soon the Line 4
      chose Sanibel as we have been here before                                Society meeting at The Church of Jesus Christ of   the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, monthly
                                           rink will be open. They are always looking
      and like the fact that there are no high                                 Latter-day Saints, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie. This will be our  meeting at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the
                                           for volunteers to help keep it in shape
      condo buildings that mar the landscape,                                  Annual General Meeting. We invite all to participate   corner of Owen and Worsley Streets; across from the
                                           so please consider joining the rink rats.
      lots of lush vegetation including a natural                              in our Show N Share event, sharing new discoveries or   main Public Library. Admission and parking are free.
                                           Could be as little as one hour a week.
      wild life sanctuary, no traffic lights (just                             artefacts found in your research. Refreshments will be   There will be a draw table, a silent auction and the
      stop signs, but I think they could do with   The membership to join the HVPOA,   served. Further information can be obtained from the   Club’s Sales Circuit binders will be available. Begin-
      a few roundabouts), no malls or big box   which is very worthwhile, is now $25 a   OGS website,, or calling 416-489-  ner and veteran collectors are always welcome. Go to
      stores, small shopping plazas that are   year or $60 for three years. There are so   0734 ex. 328. Also look for us on Facebook. for more informa-
      hidden behind the vegetation, the list goes   many issues of concern re development                              tion or call the Secretary, Bruce Walter at 705-735-
      on. I wanted to get here again before it is   etc. in our area that it is important for us   Saturday December 2, 10am to 1pm  6009.
      destroyed by tourism.                all to be kept up to date. The HVPOA   Mount St. Louis Christmas Bazaar: festive baking,
                                           are doing an excellent job of keeping us   treats and treasures for everyone on your list! Church   Saturday December 16, 8am to 3pm
      Before I continue I have a retraction   informed on issues and working hard to   Hall, Mt. St. Louis Road and Line 4 North.  Brereton Field Naturalists Christmas Bird Count
      to make regarding a mistake I made in
                                           keep our community a great place to live.                                   and Potluck Supper. Every year BFN club members
      my last column.  This is to do with the   Three cheers for the HVPOA Committee!  Monday December 4,  7:30 to 9:30pm  and other birders join to together to count the birds in
      proposed Tim Hortons at Craighurst,                                      Meeting of the Oro-Medonte Horticultural   a clearly defined area in and around Barrie. The area is
      where I stated that they proposed a drive-  Two very sad losses recently in our com-  Society. Our speaker will be Kristen Martyn— “Pre-  divided into sections and each section is looked after
      through “with full municipal services   munity in October:               paring Your Yard for Winter” which includes local winter  by a leader who assigns the counters to teams and
      (water and sewer).”  This is not possible as   Isabella Jean Downey (90), a lovely lady   birds. Come on out to an informative meeting, guests   each team is given a specific area within the section.
      they do not have these in Craighurst. The   with a large loving family who will sorely   are always welcome. The meeting is at the Oro-Medo-  Then the fun begins. Starting around 8 am, the count
      Timmies would require a septic system   miss her.  Isabella loved living in her new   nte (Guthrie) Arena located at 71 Highway 11 South at   generally lasts until about 2 to 3 pm with a break for
      which would be located in the vicinity   townhouse backing onto the old High-  Line 4 exit.                      lunch. Team leaders determine meeting places and
      of a personal well that provides water for   lands golf course and made many new                                 start times and team composition. Call Coordinator
      two households, which is a big concern.    friends. How wonderful that she could   Saturday December 9, 9am to noon  Chris Evans at 705-722-1136 to register.
      My apologies for this error and thank you   live in her own place close to her adoring   Walk with the Brereton Field Naturalists along
      to Betty Veitch for bringing this to my   daughter, Trish, and not end her days in   the waterfront in Barrie. Meet at the City of Barrie Mu-  Wednesday January 10, 10am to noon
      attention. I think any development that   a retirement home. A rich, well-lived life   nicipal Parking Lot on Simcoe Street between Maple   Barrie Women’s Connection, Morning Coffee.
      occurs in Craighurst should concern us   surrounded by family and friends. A lot to   and Bayfield. We will explore the Barrie lakefront   Feature: Beverley Pearl, author and artist, giving a
      all and we should support the residents   celebrate!                     and parks for gulls, waterfowl and other lingering   demonstration on artwork made from broken glass,
      there. It is imperative that we keep a care-                             migrants. Car pool and easy walking. Jim Coey, 705-  china, etc. Music: Marnie Smith, local singer. Speak-
                                           Sadly, also, dear Kathy Kitchen (60), left
      ful watch on any development, especially                  th             543-1866.                               er: Janey Walker, “I Got Carried Away,” a humorous look
      any road widening that would change it   us too soon on October 18 . A shock                                     at life. Admission $8, Barrie Legion, 410 St. Vincent
                                           to many of us as she was such a vibrant,
      drastically and not enhance the village.                                 Sunday December 10 from 1 to 4:40pm     Street, Barrie. Call Janet 705-735-0926.
                                           upbeat gal, always positive and on the go.   Don Celsie’s Jam at the Army and Navy Club 74
      Congratulations to Bernie Renwick whose   She remained positive and posted upbeat
      baseball team brought home the silver   comments on her Facebook page, even   Victoria Street, Barrie. All welcome. Non members $2.   Thursday January 25from 1 to 3pm
                                                                               Information 705-327-1317.
      medal in the Huntsman World Senior   when she knew she was sick. An amaz-                                        The Simcoe County Quilters’ Guild monthly
      Games in Utah.                       ing, thoughtful woman who supported   Wednesday December 13, 11:30am to     meeting at the Simcoe County Museum, Midhurst.
                                                                                                                       The guest speaker will be Mary Greiner. Mary, the 2017
      Celebrating our young people who are   our community in many ways, including   1:30pm                            featured Quilter at the Simcoe County Museum Quilt
      involved in many activities, including   supplying that delicious Timmie’s hot   Barrie Women’s Connection Luncheon, and A   and Rug Show, will be presenting her trunk show. New
      hockey, which is so Canadian. Con-   chocolate at numerous HVPOA events.   Christmas Concert with Suzanne Baresich “Christmas   members and visitors, $5 fee, are welcome.
      gratulations to young William Graham,   She will be missed by all who knew her.   from a Woman’s Perspective.” A musical ministry of
      our neighbour, a member of the Orillia   As Trish said, “one of our bright lights.”  both secular and sacred songs mingled with humor-
      Terriers team who went all the way to   Some important dates:            ous anecdotes. Admission $15, Barrie Legion, 410 St.
      Tampa, Florida, (with his mum Laurie)                                    Vincent Street, Barrie. Call Janet 705-735-0926.
      for the experience of a lifetime; wonder-  Friday December 8: Third Annual Christ-
                                           mas Stroll/Tree Lighting Ceremony/
      ful that all the team could make it. At the                              Thursday December 14 from 1 to 3pm
      Amalie Arena they watched Tampa Bay   Toy Drive, at 6:30 pm at the Highlands   The Simcoe County Quilters’ Guild monthly
                                           Clubhouse on Highland Drive. Donate an
      Lightning and New York Lakers practice.                                  meeting at the Simcoe County Museum, Midhurst.
      Then the boys practiced on the same ice.    unwrapped toy or make a cash donation   In addition to a Christmas craft session plus show
                                           and the family receives candles for the
      What a thrill for them. In tournaments at                                and share, Lloyd Hawthorne from All About Sewing
      Hospital Center Ice they played against   stroll. The Salvation Army Brass Band will   Machines Sales and Service will present “How to tune
                                           be playing, music stations along the way,
      Texas, Florida and South Carolina and                                    up your own machine.” New members and visitors, $5
      won all three games, which meant they   hot chocolate (Tim Horton’s of Quarry   fee, are welcome.
                                           Ridge continuing the support we received
      played in the Championship game. They
      narrowly lost 2-1; what an achievement!   from Kathy Kitchen). A cheerful start to
                                           the Christmas season.
      The rules in the U.S. vary so it took some                                          Send us your Community Event
      time to get used to, but the boys perse-  Sunday, December 10: Annual food drive
      vered and obviously that showed in their   (non-perishable foods and toiletries) in
      performance.   The women’s Team Canada   support of the Orillia Salvation Army.   information and we’ll list it on our website.
      was playing at the same arena, so it was   Please place your donations on your front
      great for the boys to meet them. In be-  porch before 9 am.  Volunteers will be   Have an event coming up in February/March? - Get it to us by the
      tween they had fun at Clearwater beach,   collecting between 9 and 11 am. You may   deadline and we’ll include it in the Coming Events section of our next
      swimming, playing football and volleyball.    also drop off your donations to 3094 Line
      William also had his 12  birthday on the   4 North BEFORE December 10.   issue. Please include date, location (including postal code - for mapping),
      final day and a Happy Birthday Wil-
                                           Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy         start and end time, and a short description of your event!
      liam banner was dropped in the arena. A   New Year. I cannot believe it is so close!
      birthday William will surely remember.   You can reach me at  The deadline for our next issue is January 10
      And what a bonding experience for these
      young boys to form lifelong friendships!   with comments/news, etc.           submit your event info at from the “Community Events” page
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