Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas to All


and
A Very Happy New Year
of 2010 to all

I
THINK
THAT WE
SHALL ALWAYS
SEE GOD’S GIFTS
UNDER OUR CHRISTMAS TREE;
YOU CANNOT TOUCH THEM WITH
YOUR HAND, YET THEY ARE THERE AT
YOUR COMMAND
THERE’S JOY AND FAITH AND HOPE
RENEWED; THERE’S LAUGHTER FOR A HAPPY
MOOD; THERE’S GRATITUDE FOR EACH NEW DAY;
A TIME TO THINK, A TIME TO PRAY.
THE CHRIST IDEA WITH HOLY LIGHT SHINES CLEAR
TO MAKE YOUR PATHWAY BRIGHT.
THESE THINGS ARE YOURS IF YOU CAN SEE
GOD’S GIFTS UPON
YOUR
CHRISTMAS
TREE
All The Best
Alex W Fraser, Rhoda Ross

Courtenay, BC, Dec 10

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Martintown book now on sale

The Story of Martintown, A Pioneer Village
Martintown book now on sale

Just in time for Christmas, the newly
revised edition
of a book chronicling the
history of one of Glengarry’s oldest communities
is now available.

The Story of Martintown, A Pioneer
Village,
by the late Rhodes C.M. Grant is a
full-colour, hardcover edition of the title
originally published in 1974 that traces the
noteworthy people and events of the
South Glengarry village from its origins as
a United Empire Loyalist settlement in the
1780s to the present.

Among the topics touched upon are
Martintown’s ties to the War of 1812 and
the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837; the
involvement of its young men in both
World Wars; and the village’s 200-plus
year transition from a trapping and furtrading
outpost in the 1700s, through the
“lumber years,” to its heyday as a cheesemaking
mecca (with seven factories) and
eventually, to its status as a heavy
agricultural region focusing on the dairy
industry.

The latest edition of the book – 206 pages
of fact-filled text and almost 100 photographs
– sells for $29.95.

To order a copy of The Story of
Martintown, A Pioneer Village, please call
Onagh Ross at Onagh’s Book Nook in
Martintown (613-528-4488).


– Scott Carmichael

 taken from the Glengarry News, Alexandria, Ont. of  Wednesday Dec 15th, 2010 p.A5

Martintown book now on sale

The Story of Martintown, A Pioneer Village
Martintown book now on sale

Just in time for Christmas, the newly
revised edition
of a book chronicling the
history of one of Glengarry’s oldest communities
is now available.

The Story of Martintown, A Pioneer
Village,
by the late Rhodes C.M. Grant is a
full-colour, hardcover edition of the title
originally published in 1974 that traces the
noteworthy people and events of the
South Glengarry village from its origins as
a United Empire Loyalist settlement in the
1780s to the present.

Among the topics touched upon are
Martintown’s ties to the War of 1812 and
the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837; the
involvement of its young men in both
World Wars; and the village’s 200-plus
year transition from a trapping and furtrading
outpost in the 1700s, through the
“lumber years,” to its heyday as a cheesemaking
mecca (with seven factories) and
eventually, to its status as a heavy
agricultural region focusing on the dairy
industry.

The latest edition of the book – 206 pages
of fact-filled text and almost 100 photographs
– sells for $29.95.

To order a copy of The Story of
Martintown, A Pioneer Village, please call
Onagh Ross at Onagh’s Book Nook in
Martintown (613-528-4488).

– Scott Carmichael
 taken from the Glengarry News, Alexandria, Ont. of  Wednesday Dec 15th, 2010 p.A5