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Puslinch Community Newsletter October

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Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market

The Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market is your local market next door with farm-fresh foods, locally grown produce, and handmade goods. Grow with us, every Saturday 8am – 1pm (rain or shine) until the end of October. Kickstart your weekend with a hot cup of coffee and savoury sweets, take in the live music, and stock up on your weekly staples. Our local vendors look forward to meeting you with COVID protocols in effect to keep everyone safe. 

Follow us on Facebook @aberfoylefarmersmarket and Instagram @aberfoylefarmers for regular updates, and mark your calendars for the season finale special event day: ANNUAL CRAFT MARKET. Saturday October 30, 8am – 1pm. Get a head start on Christmas shopping as the market will be full of new and returning artisans with exclusively local and handmade goods. There’s something for everyone, including home decor, jewelry, clothing & accessories, soaps and personal care products, and so much more! Take the time to stock up on veggies, meats, baked goods and honey while you’re there! All of our regular farm vendors will be in attendance as well.

Crieff Hills Retreat Centre

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY. September 30. The Canadian Government recently sanctioned a new federal holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day provides an opportunity for each person to recognize and mourn the legacy of residential schools through quiet reflection or participation in a community event. We encourage you to read and consider what you can do in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, spend the day outside reading a book by an Indigenous author or GROUNDS FOR DAY USE. Crieff Hills will be honouring this day by opening our grounds for day for use of our trails and outdoor space for free. Registration is required upon arrival at our main office. Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cost: FREE. EVENING LABRYINTH WALK AND BONFIRE. Come for an evening labyrinth walk, lit up by the light of a bonfire. A copy of A Prayer for Lives lost will be available to guide your reflections.  When you arrive, please proceed to the main parking lot and a staff member will be there to greet and direct you. This event is by donation only, with proceeds to The Reconciliation and and Residential Schools Fund. Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Cost: By Donation (suggested $25 per household)

COMMUNITY BONFIRE. October 17. Join us for an evening of friendship, meeting new neighbours, laughter around a roaring fire. Hosted by our Intentional Community this event is in a safe outdoor space to meet your local community and new friends. No pre-registration is required and there is no cost. Please bring a chair, your singing voice, musical instruments and smile. We can’t wait to bring our community together after a very long year and a half of staying home. Please email registrar@crieffhills.com or call 519-824-7898 if you have any questions. Cost: FREE. Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Location: 7098 Concession 1. Dates: Sunday, October 17, 202. Please dress for the weather. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Masks are required inside any building. Outdoors they are recommended but not required. We are following all Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph protocols to keep everyone safe.

HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT

On October 30, dress up and bring the kids for a romp around the property at Crieff Hills in Puslinch. Receive a map, instructions and your first clue when you check in at the schoolhouse. Follow the clues to the spooky forest, the old barn and the hay bale photo spot. Before you go, pick up some Crieff Hills honey or fresh baking at their Halloween farm stand. Registration to open on October 1, 2021. Visit www.crieffhills.com to keep updated on our events.

Mount Carmel United Church

FUNDRAISER. Monthly donations to Chalmers Community Services Centre for the month of October needed and all donations are greatly appreciated.  Warm Socks would be a welcome contribution.

Puslinch Township Library

For current hours and services, please call the Puslinch Branch 519.763.8026 or visit us online at www.wellington.ca/Library.

TAKE-AND-MAKE ACTIVITY KITS. Get creative with activity kits for all ages! Contents may include a hands-on activity, activity sheets, and suggestions for additional library resources. Quantities are limited. Pick up at your local branch on a first-come, first-served basis.

STORY TIME AT HOME (ALL AGES) Join us virtually for live songs, stories, rhymes, and activities aimed at developing your child’s early literacy skills. Pre-registration is required to receive a kit and virtual meeting link.  If you would like to join us from another branch, please let the hosting branch know upon registration. Wednesdays, October 6 – 27 at 11:00 am. Thursdays, October 7 – 28 at 11:00 am.

FIRST FRIDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS) Discussing “Quiche of Death” by M.C. Beaton. Please contact branch staff for meeting details. Friday, October 1.

THIRD TUESDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS) Discussing “The Golden Hour” by Beatriz Williams. Please contact branch staff for meeting details. Thursday, October 19.

QUILT BLOCK OF THE MONTH (ADULTS) Get started on a new project by picking up a quilt block take-and-make kit. Each month features a different pattern.  Fabric and instructions included. Basic sewing skills required. Pick up in-branch beginning October 15

JUST FOR YOU WCL. Wondering what to read, watch, or listen to next? Wellington County Library staff are here to help! Tell us what you love and we’ll hand-pick a selection of titles for you to borrow. For more information, visit www.wellington.ca/JustForYou.  

While you’re waiting for Just for You selections, check out this list of new books at the library:

Fiction

Balson, Ronald H.
Defending Britta Stein

Beaton, M.C.
Hot to Trot

Chancy, Myrian J.A.
What Storm, What Thunder

Dang, Catherine
Nice Girls

Frutkin, Mark 
The Artist & the Assassin

Hazelwood, Ali
The Love Hypothesis

Jewell, Lisa
The Night She Disappeared

Lee, Fonda
Jade War

 Mas, Victoria       
The Mad Women’s Ball

Sala, Sharon      
On Dangerous Ground

Non-Fiction

 Adlington, L. J.        
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

Brown, Nancy Marie
The Real Valkyrie: The Hidden History of Viking Warrior Women

Couturie, Caleb       
A Cookbook for Millennials: And Literally Anyone Else but IDK If the Jokes Will Make Sense Sorry 🙁

Cumberbatch, Jane         
Pure Style in the Garden: Creating an Outdoor Haven

Davidson, Lucy           
Punch Needle Embroidery for Beginners

Halton, Phil          
Blood Washing Blood: Afghanistan’s Hundred-year War

Morrissey, Donna          
Pluck: A Memoir of a Newfoundland Childhood and the Raucous, Terrible, Amazing Journey to Becoming a Novelist

Sheppard, Wendy          
Sooo Big! Baby Quilts: 33 Adorable Designs to Sew for Little Ones

Wang, Qian Julie       
Beautiful Country: A Memoir

Wood, Alex          
Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea: How I Beat the Shit Out of All My Addictions

Township of Puslinch

PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT DUE DATE. The final property tax installment due date is October 29, 2021. Please contact services@puslinch.ca if you have any questions.

TOWNSHIP FACILITY CLOSURE UPDATES

The following outdoor recreation amenities are open;

  • Optimist Recreation Centre Rink
  • Optimist Recreation Centre washrooms (Monday to Saturday during hours of operation)
  • Soccer and other sports fields
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Trails

The use of all Township facilities by the public is to be in accordance with the physical separation directives issued by the Province. Individuals using these facilities, except for members of the same household, are required to maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres or six feet. All gatherings or events must comply with all Provincial directives as well as those of Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health. We strongly encourage individuals utilizing available facilities to adhere to all physical distancing requirements.

Failure to do so, may result in the Township being directed to close facilities again. Enforcement concerns should be communicated to the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122.

The following Township closures remain in effect:

  • Puslinch Community Centre
  • Optimist Recreation Centre Gymnasium and change rooms
  • Municipal Office

Township staff will be available to assist and serve residents by electronic means. Phones will continue to be answered between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday at 519-763-1226. Email inquiries can be sent as follows:

For more information on COVID-19, please contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at 1-800- 265-7293 or 519-822-2715 or visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca

ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES. The Township of Puslinch partners with the Cambridge and District Humane Society for the following animal control services: dogs at large, injured dogs, injured cats, aggressive dogs, domestic animals that are deceased in the home, injured wildlife and exotic animals. Should you require these services, please call the Cambridge and District Humane Society directly at

(519) 623-6323 or email dispatch@animalservicescambridge.ca

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