Eileen Argyris lived in Colborne from 1975-97 and was editor of the Colborne Chronicle from 1979-97. Her two sons grew up here and she has always regarded Colborne/Cramahe as her “home town.” Eileen based her research for How Firm a Foundation on work for special historical editions of the newspaper, celebrating Colborne’s 150th anniversary, and Cramahe’s 200th.
Eileen now lives in Port Hope where she continues to be a freelance writer, writing personal and family histories for local people, and working for the Northumberland Federation of Agriculture.
Copies of the Cramahe history book will be available to purchase (great for gifts!). There is no entry fee for this afternoon event. Instead, we ask you consider a monetary donation to support the Colborne Legion’s community outreach fund in support of the food bank, Christmas Hampers and many other programs.
The Colborne Legion is located at 92 King St. E., phone 905.355.5479.
COLBORNE — The countdown has started for the annual Colborne (Cramahe Twp.) Santa Claus Parade! The Parade Committee invites you to participate in this traditional community event. Let’s celebrate our community! We encourage all Colborne/Cramahe businesses, community groups and our neighbours to participate to make this year’s parade bigger and better.
There are many creative folks in our community. Start thinking now about your special float entry in the annual Colborne/Cramahe Santa Claus Parade Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at 7 p.m..
This annual event depends on community support and participation. This year’s theme is “Bells, Bells, Bells”. Please note the theme is simply a suggestion to get your creative juices flowing. While there is a prize for the float best depicting the theme, other prize categories are open to all participants.
Prizes are awarded to the best entry in the following categories: Industrial, Commercial, Churches/Schools, Youth Group, Service Club, Family and Walkers.
In addition, there is a prize for the Best Overall Float, and for the float best depicting the theme. To encourage participation, an additional category — “filler” — has been added. This is to provide an opportunity for local businesses, farmers and specialty vehicles to enter their company car or truck, farm vehicle or specialty vehicle. These entries make the parade longer and more varied — and it’s an easy way to advertise. We ask only that the vehicle have some sort of Christmas decoration – be it a bow, lights, reindeer ears, etc.
The parade route begins at the corner of Elgin and King Street East, then travels west along King St. E into downtown Colborne, north on Division, west on Church St. to Ontario St., south on Ontario St. to King St., dropping Santa off at Victoria Park where he will distribute goodies to all the children post-parade.
Entry forms for the Nov. 24 parade are available at the Colborne Legion, McGlennon Insurance, Downey Pharmacy, Colborne Town Hall, Castleton General Store and Castleton Public Library. Completed forms must be returned to the Legion no later than Nov. 19, 2012. For your convenience, forms can be faxed to 905-355-1771 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The parade committee must have a completed entry form to prepare the list for judging and to assign the actual parade line-up.
Donations to support the parade costs involved are gratefully received. Cheques can be made out to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 187 and delivered to the Legion or mailed to: Tracey Loveless, Parade Chair, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 187, P.O. Box 458, Colborne, Ontario, K0K 1S0.
For information, call Tracey Loveless 905.355.3488, Colborne Legion 905.355.5479 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Let’s make this parade reflect the variety of Cramahe’s activities and interests. See you there with bells on!
COLBORNE — The Colborne Legion mid-month dinner, Friday, Oct. 19, features hearty spaghetti with yummy sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread and a special homemade dessert, plus tea and coffee. Still just $10 per person, serving 5 to 6:30 p.m.. We’re a 92 King St. W with lots of parking!
We’ve rescheduled our next Author’s Afternoon to Sunday, Nov. 4. We’ve decided to hold the series events on Sunday afternoons to make it easier for those of you who want to “come from away” to attend..
On Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m., come meet and hear author Eileen Argyris who wrote How Firm A Foundation, a lively and informative history of Cramahe Township. She has also written other books. A journalist, this former Colbornite will be sure to delight with her stories and laughter. Copies of the Cramahe history book will be available to purchase (great for gifts!). There is no entry fee for this afternoon event. Instead, we ask you consider a monetary donation to support the Colborne Legion’s community outreach fund in support of the food bank and many other programs.
On Wednesday October 10th, Comrade Jim White succumbed to his battle with cancer. We didn’t have Jim as a branch member for very long but he’s made an indelible impression on his fellow members with his intelligence, courage, dignity and unfailing humour. He’ll truly be missed more than we can ever express.
A Celebration of Life will take place in Jim’s honour on Sunday, October 21st at the Branch starting at 2pm. The celebration will start with a Legion tribute. The branch invites all those who served with Jim in the military who wish to take part in the tribute to please do so.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers if donations could be made to the Christmas Hamper program operated by Colborne Legion. Donations can be made out to “RCL Br. 187 Community Services”
Please feel free to leave your condolences on this post.
Here’s a way to lighten up the cooking load this Thanksgiving weekend! Welcome to the October roast beef dinner Friday, Oct. 5 featuring homemade soup. Roast beef (purchased before any recall concerns!), mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash, broccoli/cauliflower medley with cheese sauce, decadent chocolate dessert, tea and coffee serving 5 to 6:30 p.m.. Cost is just $10 per person.
Our annual Poppy Campaign of remembrance officially kicks off Oct. 26. You’ll see the poppies and donation boxes throughout Cramahe Twp.. Br. 187 Poppy Campaign Chairs Gord and Carol MacDonald “appreciate the support of everyone last year and look forward to continued support this year.” There are poppy canvassing volunteer sheets now posted at the Colborne Legion for assistance staffing canvassing spots around town Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. It requires only an hour of two of your time and, remember, it is the responsibility of every Legion member to help on this important weekend!
For the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day Cenotaph service in Victoria Square Park, Colborne, anyone wishing to lay a wreath (honorarium is $40) should call the MacDonalds at 905.355.3400.
With fall comes the return of our Author’s Evening series. We’ve decided to hold the events on Sunday afternoons to make it easier for those of you who want to “come from away” to attend. Last Sunday, we had a wonderful gathering to hear Gil McElroy reading from his latest book, Cold Comfort: Growing Up Cold War.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m., come meet and hear author Eileen Argyris who wrote How Firm A Foundation, a lively and informative history of Cramahe Township. She has also written other books. A journalist, this former Colbornite will be sure to delight with her stories and laughter. Copies of the Cramahe history book will be available to purchase (great for gifts!). There is no entry fee for this afternoon event. Instead, we ask you consider a monetary donation to support the Colborne Legion’s community outreach fund in support of the food bank and many other programs.
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Because Thanksgiving weekend is the first weekend of October this year, the October BID euchre tournament will be held Sunday, Oct. 14. Register ($5 per player) by noon for an afternoon of play. Great prizes to be won! A homemade, delicious lunch is available for just $2.
It’s time to renew annual membership dues! Pay your $50 by the end of October and you’re eligible for the Early Bird draw. You could win free dues for the year!