Relay for Life started outside, but because of the rain they moved into the Arena for the evening activities.
The CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS is an amazing spot. Even as a non birder, (my knowledge of birds extent to the difference between a Goose, Duck and Swan) it is an appealing place.
To enter the wetlands you need a $5 season pass. http://brighton.ca/constructedwetlandc94.php
My most interesting experiences at the wetlands has been standing behind the fence (not entering), because the birds seem to ignore me and just go about their day. Saying that, it is an intriguing environment to have a stroll in, with, besides birds, turtles, rats and deer.
#TBT In the 2015 Yearbook from the Brighton Horticultural Society are pictures reflecting 90 years BHS. In light of their 90th Anniversary Celebrations on Saturday (together with the Lawn Bowling Club) I thought it was a perfect #TBT!
1925 was the year that the Brighton Horticultural Society and Lawn bowling club were established. I wrote a previous #TBT about the start of the clubs. http://brightonevents.weebly.com/blog/1925
Message from the COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMITTEE: We are looking for vendors for CANADA DAY, $20.00 for a 10 x 10 space, please call May at 613-475-9228 if interested, timing would be 10am to 4pm.
We are hosting a "Bake Off!” - showcase your best Canada cake or cupcake creation, First Place is $150.00, Second Place is $100.00, Third Place is $75.00. Entries must be brought to the Brighton Community Centre between 10:00am and 11:00am on July 1st, and the judging will begin at 3pm. FREE ENTRY - please call Victoria at 613-921-2996 if interested.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK will start July 1. On CANADA DAY it will be held at the Curling Club from 6:30pm-8:30pm with a cash bar and music by The Bay City Band.
This week several groups were fundraising to fight Cancer, most of them in preparation for the Relay for life event on May 30th at King Edward Park. http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?fr_id=18334&pg=entry&utm_source=RelayHP&utm_medium=Locator&utm_campaign=RegistrationTracking&utm_term=User Reg&utm_content=RegTrackandCheck
The ENSS Students had some morning lawn bowling and croquet fun at the Lawn Bowling Club. The Lawn Bowling Club celebrates their 90thyear this Saturday, nice to see the grounds are used by a new generation.
It is great to see that King Edward Park is an active and well used place. Between Soccer, Baseball, Croquet and the council meeting there was no parking spot left on Tuesday evening.
Community Care Northumberland will be expanding their specialized transportation program because of the Community Transportation Pilot Grant they and the County received. Also their exercise and workshops are being well received by the community and are going strong. Early registration is recommended. A Fraud Prevention and Photography workshop is coming up.
Trinity United church had a huge garage sale.
The Tennis Club is in full swing. http://www.brightontennisclub.ca/
The group our tmh (Trenton Memorial Hospital) has been giving out surveys to assess the hospital care needs in our and the surrounding communities. They have an Open House at the Masonic Lodge may 27. http://www.ourtmh.com/
DBIA and BAC are teaming up to provide some music on Main Street on Saturday’s. Contact Frank Blanchet or stop by at Gina’s if you would like to be a participant.
Ronald Waddling took some action shots of the Rescue drill (?) going on at the Bay. He also took a cute picture of a baby woodcock that has been shared by OntarioParks and others. It is great publicity for Presqu’ile and our Municipality.
At Presqu’ile (and the constructive wetlands) there were shorebirds and more shorebirds. Here a write up about it by Ian Shanahan. http://email@example.com/msg36278.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
Our Library had an exciting week. The board received the go ahead from Council to come up with a plan to expand the current library and there is also the Canada 150Fund they can apply for. http://canada150.gc.ca/eng/1424795454758 Also the Library started their Tech Clinics at KEP.
Like always our Municipality is a busy one and those events are only a few of many. ke always our Municipality is a busy one and those events are only a few of many.Like always our Municipality is a busy one and those events are only a few of many.
TBT Bells of Brighton brought to you by Ron Waddling
For whom the bell tolls...dinner bell-come get it...school’s out...wedding bells...it would appear before that ding on your computer messages were often conveyed by the ringing of a bell.
Brighton at one time had a chorus of bells announcing events and celebrations. The Town Hall bell from 1884 rests now as a reminder at Memorial Park. Imagine it ringing for town council meetings, court cases or announcing the opera shows......or maybe to announce an emergency. If you heard every bell ringing in town and country it would be a wake-up call for sure.
Some bells have found a heart in collectors and remain in Brighton after being auctioned off at the end of their service. Hilton School bell all intact can still bang out quite a tone. Other bells in use can be found at farmers orchards or aside the kitchen hall. Apple picking or chores are halted briefly for sandwiches and soup or maybe a hot meal when the clang of a field bell tolls.
Church bells can often been heard on Sunday and in many cases play a wonderful part of a wedding.
Photos are current shots of local bells.
Until this piece I did not realize we had this many bells displayed around town. Recognize which bell is the Hilton School bell, the Orchard bell, the Hwy 64 bell, the farmers bell, the Town Hall bell and the kitchen door bell?
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