The Stanley Bridge Memorial Society is inviting all members and interested area residents to a general information meeting at the Stanley Bridge Centre at 7 pm, Thursday, Sept. 25. An update on the progress of several events at the Stanley Bridge Centre, including this summer’s inaugural farmer’s markets (Wednesday and Saturday), will be provided. The treasurer’s report will also be read.
On Saturday, Sept 13, the Stanley Bridge Centre’s two farmers markets (Wednesday and Saturday) closed for the season, marking a successful first year of operation. Volunteers are looking forward to next year’s opening and to seeing the many loyal vendors and patrons which made the inaugural market such a resounding success.
Catherine MacLellan and her band members were simply terrific during the Emmerdale Eden Farm House Concert September 4. They were part of Home Routes 2014-2015, featuring artists performing in an intimate home setting. The gracious hosts were Arthur and Tina Davies, who are also vendors at the Stanley Bridge Centre’s farmer’s market.
The Stanley Bridge Centre’s Farmer’s Market has been open for three weeks (Wednesdays, 9 am to 1 pm) to great success. During that span the number of participating vendors has grown from five to nine and organizers have decided to add a second market, an artisans market, on Saturdays, beginning July 19. That market will run from 9 am to 1 pm. Visitors have come from all age groups, including a pair of Ontario youngsters, Stella and Graham, who are holding a basket of fresh strawberries their parents purchased at the market. Also featured is a volunteer with the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society, who was selling tickets on a beautiful quilt to help pay for renovations to the Stanley Bridge Centre.
Sadie Moland is a volunteer who has spent the past three Wednesdays working at a local garlic vendor’s stall at the Stanley Bridge Centre’s farmer’s market. Sadie was so impressed with her experience she penned a post to her blog describing what her first day was like. Her post can be found at https://sadiemoland.tumblr.com/post/90604759810/black-garlic
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Acclaimed musicians and storytellers Stan Carew (white shirt) and John Campbelljohn rocked the house at the Stanley Bridge Centre (SBC) Sunday evening, July 13, for the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society’s (SBMS) first major entertainment event at the SBC. Parking was at a premium, with nearly every one of the 120 seats filled. More than 20 chairs had to be rushed over at the last minute to accommodate the demand for tickets at the door.
The magical evening featured more than two hours of blues, Celtic, country, honky-tonk and Maritime music, with the audience singing along to their favorite tunes. Thanks are extended to everyone who bought a ticket to this concert and the SBMS is planning to host similar events in the near future.
Those attending were:
AS MacEwen (Buddy)
Paul H. Schurman
The Vice-President called the meeting to order and asked the Secretary to read the minutes of the last regular meeting and the 2013 annual meeting. The regular meeting was moved by Eliza MacEwen and seconded by Joan Harding. Carried.
President – Steve Dimond