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Pride Week

Burin Peninsula Voice Against Violence, in partnership with the Town of Marystown and Grace Sparkes House, is recognizing Pride Week 2015 with a parade and flag raising this Thursday,

July 23.

 

The parade will begin at 7 p.m. at the visitor information centre in Marystown (across from Walmart) and end at the municipal centre. Participants are encouraged to dress in rainbow colours. For more info, contact Melanie at bpvav@nf.aibn.com or 279-4030.

Soup Supper

St. Michael and All Angels Church, Marystown, is hosting a traditional Newfoundland sour supper on Monday, Aug. 3 at 4:30 p.m. The meal includes homemade bread and berry desserts. Local entertainment will also be featured.

Summer Reading Club

Burin Memorial Library is hosting the TD Summer Reading Club 2015 for children ages 3-10. The program encourages children to discover the magic of reading and welcomes them and their families to enjoy the free resources available at the library. For more info and to register your child, call 891-1924.

The Merge

The Merge, a new community centre on 38 Queen Street, Marystown, is now open. In addition to offering community programming in the afternoons and evenings, the Merge will host a Coffee Corner weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.

 

Drop in for a free cup of coffee! Enjoy our big screen TVs, have a free game of pool or sit back and have a hand of cards.

Marystown Rec Committee

The Marystown Recreation Committee is looking to fill an opening. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older and a resident of the town is eligible to apply. Individuals with an interest in recreation/healthy living are encouraged to submit a short bio explaining your desire to join the committee.

 

The information can be emailed to rec-dept@townofmarystown.ca, dropped off at the municipal centre or mailed to Attn: Director of Recreation, Town of Marystown, Box 1118, Marystown, NL,

A0E 2M0.

Art Exhibit

The Burin Peninsula Arts Council is looking for local artists interested in participating in its summer exhibit, “Landwash.” Email bpartscouncil@gmail.com or call 279-2325 for more information.

Foster Families Chapter

A local chapter of the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association has been established on the Burin Peninsula. To become a foster parent or for further information on fostering, contact 1-877-754-0218.

Autism Support Office

Burin Peninsula Autism Parent Support Group has opened full time in the Marystown Mall, next to the Sewing Room. Tel: 279-0198, e-mail: bpautism@outlook.com. Drop in to our Lending Library and Targa Tech, and check out our Facebook page at Burin Peninsula Autism Parent Support Group.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a group of recovering addicts who live without the use of drugs. It costs nothing to be a member. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using.

 

Weekly meetings are held in the education/conference room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre every Thursday and Saturday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info, contact Tom at 277-3058 (cell) or 891-1255 (home).

BPAC Scholarships

Burin Peninsula students registered for secondary education in music, theatre or visual arts are eligible to apply for Burin Peninsula Arts Council Scholarships. Email bpartscouncil@gmail.com for more info.

Museum Hours

The Marystown Heritage Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., as well as from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 279-2463 or 279-0439.

Volunteers Needed

The Gran-For-Line Alternative Measures Program – Extrajudicial Sanctions is looking for volunteers in the Grand Bank-Fortune Area. Extrajudicial Sanctions is a non-profit organization that is community and volunteer based.

 

The program provides an alternative to court proceedings for young persons who have accepted responsibility for the offence they committed.

 

All volunteers receive training. For more info, contact Child, Youth and Family Services in Marystown at (709) 279-7911.

Weekly Meeting

The Overeaters Anonymous Skype/Telephone Meeting takes place every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. To take part, please call toll free 1-877-738-1742 or email info.oa.nl@gmail.com.

Learn Line

The Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador learn line at 1-800-563-1111 can provide information on a variety of local programs and services: private volunteer tutors for adults; adult basic education; extra help for school-age children. For more on Learn Line visit www.literacynl.com.

Diabetes Clothesline

Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline.

 

Drop your bagged items in the red drop box located at Home Hardware in the Marystown area. For further details, call 1-800-505-5525.

Gambling Problems

A weekly meeting for individuals and families affected by gambling is held each Tuesday, 8-10 p.m., in the Rehab Conference Room at the Burin Peninsula Health Care

Centre.

 

For more information cal 891-5030 or 832-3690. If you need to leave a message, someone will return your call ASAP.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Drinking – it’s your business. If you want to stop – it’s ours! Meetings are held in the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre Education Room each Thursday and Saturday from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

 

A meeting is also held each Monday in St. Lawrence in the basement of the priest’s house. For more information call 277-4174.

Healthy Baby Club

Pregnant? Call the Healthy Baby Club!

This Burin Peninsula Brighter Futures program offers friendly support, helpful information, food supplements and prenatal education. Offices are available across the peninsula. Call 279-2922 or toll free 877-777-2723.

Free Computer Access

Marystown Memorial Library, located in Sacred Heart Academy, is offering a number of services free of charge to the general public. Call 279-1507 for more info and hours of operation.

Weekly Card Game

The Frenchman’s Cove Community Centre 50+ Club holds a weekly card game every Tuesday.

 

Doors open at 7 p.m. with games starting 7:30 p.m.

Health Auxiliary Meeting

The Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre’s Auxiliary monthly meeting is the last Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. at the health centre. New members welcome.

Special Olympics

Marystown Special Olympics meets at Marystown Central High School gym each Monday at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed Mondays 7-8 p.m.Family Resource

Library

Sacred Heart Parish

Pro-Life Group, Marystown, has available to the general public a video lending library dealing with a variety of pro-life/pro-family issues. This includes short presentations, documentaries and full-length films. They can be borrowed during regular parish hours (279-1625) or by contacting any member of the pro-life group. Anyone on the Burin Peninsula is welcome to avail of these resources. For more information, contact Margie at 279-3580.

Red Cross Numbers

The Marystown branch of the Canadian Red Cross has new telephone numbers – Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 279-2463 and nights and weekends 279-1462. Individuals will equipment on loan and not be used are asked to return items to the depot at the Marystown Museum building.

TOPS Chapters

Are you interested in shedding unwanted pounds? TOPS may be the organization for you. Chapter meetings are held in many communities on the Burin Peninsula. If you’re interested in becoming a member or would like to start your own chapter contact (709) 891-1427 after 5 p.m. for more information.

Cozy Crafters

Cozy Corner Crafters meet every second Wednesday at the Salvation Army Faith and Hope, Marystown at 7 p.m. Pook or hook mats, knit, crochet, sew, (bring your own machine) etc.

Beginners to advanced. Join us and experience a night of fun, food and fellowship. Further information from Linda Stockley, 279-2863 (O) or 891-2555 (R) and Edith Dicks, 279-3124.

Alternative Measures

Interested in volunteering to assist youth in your community? The Burin Peninsula West Alternative Measures program is seeking volunteer mediators. Alternative Measures is a voluntary alternative to the court system for youth. Want to know more?

Contact Cindy Stone, liaison social worker with Health and Community Services, 279-7900 or Dominic Lundrigan, program chairperson, 891-1742.

 

 

Socials

BY JEAN LODER

(709) 873-2247

 

BIRTHDAYS

Best wishes to Earle Pike, who celebrated his birthday July 19, to Jamie Loder, to Keegan Brown, to Paige Whalen, to Stephen Byrne, to Therese Slaney, from family and friends.

To Alice Churchill, who celebrated her birthday July 20, to Kristy Walsh, to Patric McGrath, to Philip Pendergast, to Rod Stacey, from family and friends.

To Tammy Slaney, celebrating her birthday today, July 21, to Dillan Rennie, to Austin Lockyer Turpin, to Jimmie Pike, to Luke Nathanial Thomas, to Veronica Whyatt, from family and friends.

To Dawn Bishop, who celebrates her birthday July 22, to Jaime Donovan, to Ray Etchegary, to Wayne Norman Sr., from family and friends

To Annie Mae Walsh, celebrating her birthday July 23, to Rupert Lawrence, to Neil Tarrant Jr., to Hubert D. Power Jr., to Sean Loder, from family and friends.

To Donna Drake, who will celebrate her birthday July 24, to Paige Beck, to Paula Lambert, to Tanya Drake, to Marc Slaney, to Jeff Sparkes, from family and friends.

To Christine Emberly, who celebrates her birthday July 25, to Jerome Spearns Sr., to Kailey Fong, to Sarah Loder, Marjorie Lundrigan.

ANNIVERSARIES

Congratulations to Dawn and Christopher Slaney, who celebrated their wedding anniversary July 19, to Donna and Troy Landry, from family and friends.

To Clum and Alice Roul, who celebrated their wedding anniversary July 20, to Trevor and Joanne Slaney, to Cynthia and Reggie White, to Wayne and Renada Doyle, from family and friends.

To Fabian and Martha Turpin, celebrating their wedding anniversary today, July 21, from family and friends.

To Danielle and Patrick Edwards, who celebrate their wedding anniversary July 22, to Donald and Beverly Lambe, to Jeff and Dina Hickman, to Mabel and John McLachlan, from family and friends.

To Christa and Mike Howlett, celebrating their wedding anniversary July 24, to James and Lisa Whalen, to Todd and Erin Etchegary, from family and friends.

To Don and Paula Lambert, who celebrate their wedding anniversary July 25, to Dwaine and Lu-Anne Lake, to Paul and Marlene Slaney, from family and friends.

 

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