Chad Robinson, from Ottawa, brought his young daughter to the Stanley Bridge Centre’s farmer’s market on Wednesday, Aug 26. The market regularly draws many visitors, young and old, and all ages in between, from across the Island, the country and even as far away as Australia. The market runs 9 am to 1 pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Join us at the Stanley Bridge Centre Friday to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the naming of Stanley Bridge. The Stanley Bridge Centre is hosting a quilt, art and crafts show on Friday, Aug 21 as well as events tied to the opening of River Days (running Aug 21-23). A farmer’s market is also slated for Saturday.
There’s been a remarkable transformation at the Stanley Bridge Cemetery, established in 1870. Volunteers with the Cavendish United Church, assisted by members of the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society, recently restored a graveyard that had fallen into major disrepair over the years, made worse by the brutal winter of 2014-2015. Many headstones that had fallen over were repaired and placed back on their proper footings. Headstones were also cleaned so the names would be more visible. Large amounts of topsoil and seed were also brought in to improve the cemetery’s appearance. Volunteers expressed their deep appreciation for the help of Gordon Toombs, a trustee with the Cavendish United Church. Organizers are hoping to contact the descendants of family members buried at the cemetery in a bid to create a directory.