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Fiddle orchestra decks the hall in January

Written by  |  Thursday, 08 January 2009 06:36  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
Colleen Cosens and Japhy Sullivan perform "All Throught the Night" during the penny whistle portion of the show. Three years ago, the Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra was forced to re-schedule their Christmas Concert to January because of an ice storm on the evening when the concert had been scheduled. To the surprise and delight of Orchestra Director Carolyn Stewart, the afternoon concert on the first weekend of January in 2007 was a resounding success, and ever since then, the Fiddle Orchestra has been holding Christmas in January. This year, they were joined by their old friends, the Ompah Choir, on Sunday afternoon (January 4) at a packed Maberly Hall. The concert featured a selection of seasonal fiddle songs, in addition to tunes written by…

Long time school librarian bids adieu

Written by  |  Thursday, 08 January 2009 06:36  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
Sherri Whan & school librarian Glenda Young. After 30 years as the resource centre’s educational assistant at both Hinchinbrooke and Land O’ Lakes public schools, Glenda Young has decided that it is time to move on. So, after Christmas she quietly informed both schools that she would not be returning in January. “My husband has been retired for 3 years and has been encouraging me to do the same and I also wanted to leave before I became unable to do the job properly,” she said when interviewed last week. The job has kept her busy for the past 30 years and some of her many tasks included regular class visitations and readings, maintaining the library resources, various administration duties, and assisting both students and…
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