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December Puslinch Community Newsletter

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Crieff Hills

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE. Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Date: December 5, 2021. Location: Maclean Hall/Main Office. Coffee, tea and baked goods will be served. Our property will be open for walking the trails, visting with neighbours in Maclean Hall, visiting the sheep and chickens, and learning about our history.

Engage Puslinch

HAVE YOUR SAY on the Township’s Zoning By-law’s Home Industry Provisions.  

In response to concerns identified by the public and Council regarding the current Home Industry provisions, on behalf of the Township, the County of Wellington staff has launched a Home Industries engagement project on EngagePuslinch.ca. Get involved today and have your say at EngagePuslinch.ca!

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, December 1, 8 at 11:00 am.

Holiday Edition: Wednesday, December 15 at 11:00 am.

FIRST FRIDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS)

Discussing “The Night Olivia Fell” by Christina McDonald. Please contact branch staff for meeting details. Friday, December 3

THIRD TUESDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS)

Discussing “Daring to drive: A Saudi woman’s awakening” by Manal Sharif. Please contact branch staff for meeting details. Thursday, December 21.

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, December 14

JUST FOR YOU FROM 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

Andrews, Donna
The Twelve Jays of Christmas

Connelly, Michael        
The Dark Hours

Erdrich, Louise  
The Sentence

Hausmann, Romy      
Sleepless

King, Lily               
Five Tuesdays in Winter

Mehl, Nancy              
Dead Fall

Quinn, Spencer              
It’s a Wonderful Woof

Shafak, Elif         
The Island of Missing Trees

Shteyngart, Gary             
Our Country Friends

White, Karen              
The Attic on Queen Street

Non-Fiction

Barrymore, Drew                    Rebel Homemaker: Food, Family, Life

Booth, Steph                           Macramé: 25 Quick and Easy Projects to Make

Cook, Ida                                 The Bravest Voices: A Memoir of Two Sister’s Heroism During the Nazi Era

Cronish, Nettie                       The Fair Trade Ingredient Cookbook

Goodall, Jane                          The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times

Marshall, Tim                          The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World

Mercer, Rick                            Talking to Canadians: A Memoir

Murad, Noor                           Shelf Love: Recipes to Unlock the Secrets of your Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer

Travis, Debbie                         Joy: Life Lessons from a Tuscan Villa

Weinstein, Bruce                    Instant Pot Bible: Copycat Recipes: 175 Original Ways to Remake your Favorite Restaurant Recipes in your Instant Pot

Township of Puslinch

TOWNSHIP FACILITY CLOSURE UPDATES

The following recreation amenities are open;

  • Optimist Recreation Centre Rink
  • Optimist Recreation Centre Gymnasium
  • Optimist Recreation Centre washrooms (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
  • 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.

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