October 22, 2015

Snow already…wow.  I bet that surprised many of the readers.  We knew it wouldn’t stick around but it’s a good reminder that winter isn’t far off.  Get those snow tires on and dig out your shovels and window scrapers.  Remember the early morning frost on the roads that can also make driving tricky and very dangerous.

First and foremost I want to address something that has been mentioned several times on the Minesing Facebook page.  The speed limit on Ronald Road and the roads surrounding the school.  Residents of Minesing, both young and old, this road is not a freeway.  This is a road that travels adjacent to the school, beside the community centre, beside several residences and beside the park/pavilion.  Please, please slow down!  There are families, children and cars turning into and out of the parking lot.  We realize everyone is busy, but someone’s life is not worth your extra thirty seconds you have gained while speeding down the street.  For those who have young drivers in their house, please read this to them.  We know they don’t read the newspaper so if you can please draw this to their attention it would be greatly appreciated.

PIN SETTERS NEEDED!  It’s that time of year for Men’s Bowling and these men need some pin setters.  The pin setters (hopefully 2 or more) should be 12 years of age or older to apply.   The league is on Monday nights beginning at 7:15.  If you have a student looking to earn some money, contact Earl Giffen at 705-728-2760   to get signed up.

The ghosts and goblins will be parading around the neighbourhood on October 31st, this being a weekend, we ask that EVERYONE be very careful if you are out driving.  Have fun and be safe kids!

The Minesing United Church is holding their Christmas Tea and Bake Sale on Saturday November 7th from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale at the door and they are $6 per person.  Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

Until next time, let’s do lots of cheering for the Blue Jays!  Go Jays Go!

October 5, 2015

Have you picked up everything you need for any gatherings you have this Thanksgiving weekend?  The turkey, the vegetables, cranberries, the pumpkin pie and of course the whip cream?  Or are you taking it easy and just enjoying a long weekend away from work?  Whatever you are doing, stop and think about a few things that you may be thankful for.  Your health, good friends, a close family, or even a roof over your head?  There are so many things that we take for granted that it’s nice to stop every once in a while and remember how lucky we do have it.

The pumpkins are all ready for picking, and decorating.  I’ve seen several places that you can pick up all sizes, Harris’ Farm, Barrie Hill Farms, a private family on George Johnston Road have them for sale in their front yard too as you drive down the highway.  I found it interesting to see one of the grocery stores with small “drills” for carving the pumpkins.  I had to laugh because I usually find one of my biggest kitchen knives and carve the pumpkin top in a way that makes me wonder if I’m going to slip, miss and end up in Emerg with a knive sticking out of my hand, arm or stomach.  I may have to take a closer look at one of those drills I think.

I’m sure there will be a lot of travel around the province to visit family, attend special functions, fall fairs (Elmvale has one this weekend), and for those students are making their first trip home from school, I hope every travels safely and leaves plenty of time for heavy traffic.  For those students who have been cooking on their own and living off of Kraft Dinner and grilled cheese sandwiches, I’m sure they will be digging out the Tupperware containers for care packages full of left overs.

There isn’t a whole lot going on in the village lately but I do know that hunting season is approaching so if you are out walking, be sure to wear plenty of bright colours (preferably bright orange) and also look into protecting your pets with bright coloured collars or vests as well.  We want everyone to enjoy nature safely.

Until next time enjoy time with family and remember to take the gizzards out of your turkey before you cook it!