April 21, 2016

Hello readers!  What a fantastic weekend we just had. Such a nice change from the previous weekend.  We certainly deserve some sunshine.  It was great to have everyone out and about getting their yards tidied up and ready for the blooms to arrive.

I will say a big welcome to the new residents who have recently moved to our village.  Some are returning from growing up in the area and some are new to Springwater Township all together.  We know you will love our community.  The school is great, the people are fantastic and the activities that take place are all well run and welcoming to all.  The mosquitos and blackflies, you probably won’t be too excited about.

We do have a website, for those who aren’t aware, at www.minesing.ca and this website will let you know of upcoming events.  There is also a sign that you will see when you are heading towards Highway 26 on the right side that will notify people of upcoming events.  Volunteers are often needed for activities so if you have an interest in becoming involved or if you have a student in your household that needs hours for their schooling, feel free to contact anyone on the Recreation Committee members on the website.  For those people who are not computer savvy you can always contact me and I can put you in touch with someone who can help you out.

I also want to welcome home all of the students who have been away at post-secondary school.  I’m sure you have worked hard and made some big adjustments for those who were first year students.  To the students who are preparing for graduation and prom in public and high school, good luck with dress and suit shopping.  It’s a fun time and a memorial one.  Enjoy!
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Until next time, enjoy your day.

April 7, 2016

Have you gotten your woolies out, put them away, pulled them out again and still waiting to put them back in storage for the year again?  Well, you are not alone that’s for sure.  I think Mother Nature is playing a pretty rotten trick on all of us.  I guess we can’t do a whole lot but just wait and see what tomorrow brings.

I do apologize for no articles in the last few papers.  When I don’t receive anything to write about from anyone, I tend to run out of things to say.  Many of you may find that hard to believe as I am rarely without something to say.  So if you are reading this and you have something exciting coming up, like a birthday for someone in your house, an anniversary or you just want to let us know about your children’s sports team participating a tournament or a meeting being held, let me know.  I will gladly include it in our section of Minesing Moments.

Please note that for those who enjoy having bon fires in your yard, as of February 1st this year you will be required to pay $15 for your Recreational Burn Permit.  These can be done on line on the Springwater Township website or I believe you can continue to obtain your license at the Township offices for the same price.

Living near the Minesing school yard, by the ball diamonds, I tend to see many people who walk and run with their dogs in the field.  I appreciate the need to get your dogs out and exercised, but please remember to clean up after your pets.  This is the school yard and many people also play sports in the field so please be considerate of this and take a bag when you are out with your pets, even if it is just for a walk.  Thanks!  The kids appreciate it and so do the parents who do their laundry.

The following is a little picture I saw of phrases that are often incorrectly pronounced.  I found it interesting and know that I hear several of these things quite often.  It never hurts to learn something so take a peek, have you learned something new today?

Supposably Supposedly
For all intensive purposes For all intents and purposes
Irregardless Regardless
I seen it I saw it
Expresso Espresso
Pacifically Specifically
Ex cetera Et Cetera
Of upmost importance Of utmost importance
I need to lay down I need to lie down

Until next time, keep the hats and mitts handy but don’t have the sunscreen and flip flops too far away!