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Local Granny Heroes

Submitted by Dana Bachman

Our local hero grandmothers are a grey haired army. We see you walking beside us, with your walker, at a climate change awareness walk.  We see you giving your time and talents to your local churches, your hands preparing funeral teas. We hear your voice soaring to the roof of the church bringing joy and tears to the congregation. We see you standing beside us at the Tim Hortons drive through and at Sobeys collecting for our local Ross Memorial hospital. We see your dirt stained hands digging gardens for the Horticultural Society, making our town of Fenelon Falls a more beautiful, joyous and welcoming place. We see you in the biting wind selling poppies to support our Legion and local veterans.

Local Hero Granny, Beth Sinyard Hart, (and Asha), member of Kawartha Lakes Culture and Heritage Network.

Local Hero Granny, Beth Sinyard Hart, (and Asha), member of Kawartha Lakes Culture and Heritage Network.

We know many of you have suffered personal tragedies, loss, bereavement and are, many of you, lovingly caring for your own aging parents, your aging and sick husbands, brothers and yes, your own children and grandchildren. You have strength and resilience and are helping not only your own families and your own community but looking outward, sending aid to native groups in Ontario, and looking farther outward, at a world view, as you march for climate change awareness and send hurricane relief to the Bahamas.

Local Hero Granny Ellie MacNeil whose loving hands stitched the quilt "Mother and Child", along with Marg Chalmers (L) and Marg Richardson (R)

Local Hero Granny Ellie MacNeil whose loving hands stitched the quilt "Mother and Child", along with Marg Chalmers (L) and Marg Richardson (R)

The Fenelon Falls Grannies to Grannies is a local group that raises funds to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign which helps African grandmothers raise their grandchildren, orphaned by the AIDS pandemic. In this edition of the Town Crier Fenelon Falls Grannies For Grannies want to acknowledge our own local hero grannies. We salute you and stand in Solidarity with you. Like those African grandmothers you are brave, strong, resilient and making our community, our country and our world a better place.

Kawarthas Got Talent! 12th annual Musical Event

Submitted by Dana Bachman

Barry Howard, better known as Bazza, leads the audience in an energetic African drum circle.

Barry Howard, better known as Bazza, leads the audience in an energetic African drum circle.

Saturday April 6, from 11:00 to 5:30 will be Musicfest 2019, at St. James Anglican Church in Fenelon Falls. Belinda Wilson will bring tears to your eyes with her "Pilgrimage of Remembrance." Fiddles & Friends will have you laughing with their "Newfie Kitchen Party" as they haul their dory boat down the centre aisle, jigging and fiddling. The audience will sit patiently and listen, giving encouraging applause to Bev Jeeves and her music students. Listeners will be moved by the voices of the Kawartha Male Chorus and the reUnion choir, by the instrumental sound of Northern Spirit big Band soaring high, high to the vaulted ceiling in the beautifully renovated and acoustically perfect St. James church. The Abernethys will bring some Irish folk music and some laughs as Sandy plays his cello and recounts some yarns. Individuals such as Nick Cheesman on the piano and Trevor Hutchinson singing his own historical song compositions will entertain. Peter Witt from the Harry Peterson band and Pat Manahan from the Northern Spirit big Band will combine to form a dynamite duo.

Barry Howard, better known as Bazza, is a solo performer but he gets the whole audience involved. He leads an African drum circle, inviting children and adults from the audience to join in. He distributes  swimming noodles and other instruments so that the whole church swells with rhythm, individuals shaking tambourines or gourds,  pounding noodles on the back of church pews, all joining in to the beating drum. There is a grand finale at 4:30, a jam session which includes Cher!! Ok not THAT Cher, not Sonny and Cher, but our own Kawartha Lakes version: Sylvie and Sher. 

This Musicfest has something for everyone, all tastes and all ages, both tears and laughter, individual pianists and big bands; forty voice choirs and individual singers; struggling music students and professional musicians. Join the Fenelon Falls Grannies for Grannies in this amazing musical day in support of a good cause. Admission is by donation. All proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers' Campaign. Come at 11 am and spend the day. Refreshments will be available.

Featured Event - Festive Fall Dessert Party

You’re invited to a Festive Fall Dessert Party hosted by the Fenelon Falls United Church. Join the Fenelon Grannies for Grannies from 2 to 4 pm this Saturday, October 20th.

Special guest, Charlotte Neumann from Me to We will also be speaking. In addition to desserts, you’ll enjoy door prizes, a basket raffle, and a book, doll, and jewellery sale. Proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmother’s Campaign.

Admission is by donation. For more information, please email fenelonfallsgrannies@gmail.com