Rachel Garber

A walking barometer I know predicts the first frost on September 15th. But keeping warm should not be difficult. Just take part in all the activities going on this month. Read on.


Bring your unwanted household items and residues, in other words, non-recyclable stuff, to the Mobile Ecocentre on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Newport Municipal Hall parking lot at 1452 Route 212, in Island Brook. INFO: 819-560-8565.

The Colour Café resumes at La Passerelle Women’s Centre in Cookshire on the second Wednesday of the month, but at a new time. The first session is on Wednesday, September 11, at 1 p.m. Join the group for some colouring and conversation, and a great opportunity to meet and get to know other women in a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere. It’s a fun way to add some colour to your day.


A 10-week series of Light Yoga begins on Tuesday, September 17, at 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sawyerville Community Centre, 6 Church Street, led by Myrna MacDonald. Info: 819-875-5393, or

How does it work, filing complaints in health and social services? Why complain when you receive unsatisfactory service? How can your complaints help to improve services in the future? Angela Moore, a complaints advisor from CAAP-Estrie (Centre d’assistance et accompagnement aux plaintes) will give valuable information about these questions in a Health Link session at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, at the Armoury Community Centre, 563 Main St., Bury.

Participants are welcome to come early for lunch, at 11:30 a.m. (Reservations required; $5 donation requested to cover costs.) Collaborator SADC du Haut-Saint-François will also have an agri-food kiosk on-site during the lunch, so participants can sample some local agri-food delicacies and learn more about local producers.
To reserve for lunch, please call Kim Fessenden at 819-872-3771, ext. 2.

Storytelling will happen at the Eaton Corner Museum! Storyteller Ann Rothfels will be telling three personal stories born of the Townships. She will be accompanied musically by France Thibault and Laurent Hubert, who will perform Irish music using a variety of instruments.

In Rothfels’ words, she “will reflect upon her arrival in the Townships from the city of Toronto in the 1970s as she weaves her tales of daily walks along the country roads, being the mother of twins (a story dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lowry) and her life as a volunteer small-town librarian. Each story has its own special twist and each tale is a celebration of the amazing life she found here in the Townships.”

When? Saturday, September 21, at 3 p.m. Where? In the Foss House at the Eaton Corner Museum in Eaton Corner. Donations will help support the Eaton Corner Museum. Refreshments will be served. To reserve a place, please phone Elaine at 819-563-8700.

Plan ahead: A Spaghetti Supper to raise funds for the Lawrence Community Centre is to be at the Centre, 449 Lawrence Road, Newport. Saturday, September 21, with two sittings: 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. INFO: 819-875-5227.

The August 28th consultation regarding the proposed expansion of the engineered landfill site has been postponed to Wednesday, September 25. The focus will be on the economic aspects of the project, communications and community contributions.

When? At 6:45 p.m. Where? In the Salle des commissaires of the École du Parchemin, 162 Saint-Jean E. Avenue in East Angus. To register for the events, or for more info: 819-560-8403 x 2916, email, or visit the website Note: The previous consultations are now available for perusal on the website.

The 500 Card Parties are at the Bulwer Community Center, 254 Jordan Hill Road, on Thursdays, September 26 and October 10 and 24, at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $6 for cards, lunch, and prizes, to be distributed after the card games.

Reserve now for the annual group outing for Newport residents aboard the Grand Cru in Magog on Saturday, September 28, for a three-hour supper cruise. Choice seats have been reserved to make the most of the evening atmosphere and the musical show. Tickets: $120 per person. Reservations or info: 819-889-1340 or 819-875-5227 or 819-560-8565.

Bilingual Viactive exercises for seniors on Wednesdays: four choices. At the Armoury Community Centre, 563 Main Street, Bury, at 10 a.m. with Doris Eryou. At the Manoir de l’Eau Vive, 210 Principale East, at 10 a.m. with Serena Wintle and Lyne Maisonneuve, beginning September 18.

At the Sawyerville Community Centre, 6 Church Street, at 10 a.m. with Gerard and Denise Nault, beginning September 18. And at the Newport Municipal Hall, 1452 Route 212, in Island Brook, at 1:30 p.m. with Christiane Coté and Ruth Shipman, beginning September 25.

Services in English have resumed at the Centre d’action bénévole du Haut-Saint-François. That means Diane Grenier is back! For information about frozen meals, caregivers support, conferences in English, and transportation to medical appointments, call Diane at 819-560-8540, option 9 for English.

United. Sunday services are at the Trinity United in Cookshire at 9:30 a.m., and the Sawyerville United at 11 a.m. Info: 819-889-2838 (listen to message).

Baptist. In Sawyerville, the Sunday worship service is at 9 a.m. in French, and 11 a.m. in English. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. in English and French. Info: 819-239-8818.

Anglican. The September 8th Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s in Bury, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s in Cookshire, and at 6 p.m. at St. John’s in Brookbury – the final service there of the season. On September 15, the services are at 9:30 a.m. in Bury and 11 a.m. in Cookshire. Info: 819-887-6802.

Do you have news to share? Call 819-300-2374 or email by September 9 for publication September 18 or by September 23 for October 2.

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