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February Puslinch Community Newsletter

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Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market

SEASON OPENING of the Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market on Saturday May 28th! We look forward to welcoming the community back for another delicious season and showcasing many of the wonderful and unique products available right here in Puslinch and surrounding areas. Our vendors are eagerly planning and preparing for the season ahead to provide you with some of the region’s best farm-fresh foods, locally grown produce, and handmade goods. Grow with us, every Saturday 8am – 1pm from May 28th to until the end of October in the Optimist Recreation Centre. 

Follow us on your favourite social media channels for regular updates and watch for upcoming contests and promotions! Facebook @aberfoylefarmersmarket Instagram @aberfoylefarmers Twitter @aberfoylemarket

Crieff Hills Retreat Centre

VALENTINE’S DAY dinner and takeout. Details are TBD and will be posted on our website. https://crieffhills.com/programs/events/

Optimist Club of Puslinch

FAMILY DAY WINTER CLASSIC. Monday February 21 at Puslinch Community park in Aberfoyle. Please note that times are tentative. Please check our website www.optimistclubofpuslinch.com

Events

Event Time Location
Human Bowling1:00-2:00 pmRINK
Family Skating 2:00-4:00 pmRINK
Hotdogs & Hot Chocolate for kids (Free)2:00-3:00 pm TRAILER
Bonfire1:00-3:00 pmRINK
Archery1:00-3:00 pmCOMMUNITY PARK
Giant Slingshot1:00-3:00 pmCOMMUNITY PARK
Nature Walk1:00-3:00 pmSTOKLEY TRAIL
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides1:00-3:00 pmCOMMUNITY PARK
Bombardier Schoolbus Rides1:00-3:00 pmCOMMUNITY PARK
Fire Dept. Safety Demo1:00-3:00 pmCOMMUNITY PARK
Snowshoe1:00-3:00 pmCOMMUNITY PARK
Scavenger Hunt 3:45 pmCOMMUNITY PARK

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)

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, February 2, 9, 16, 23 at 11:00 am

FIRST FRIDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS)

Discussing “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See. Please contact branch staff for meeting details.

Friday, February 4

THIRD TUESDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS)

Discussing “The Quintland Sisters” by Shelley Wood. Please contact branch staff for meeting details.

Tuesday, February 15

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, February 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

Fellowes, Jessica
The Mitford Vanishing

Fuller, Kathleen
Much Ado about A Latte

Gardner, Lisa
One Step Too Far

Gray, John
Vile Spirits

Kepler, Lars
The Mirror Man

May, Nikki
Wahala

Shalvis, Jill
The Family You Make

Solomon, Rachel Lynn
Weather Girl

Tan, Sue Lynn
Daughter of the Moon Goddess

Wilson, Abigail
Twilight at Moorington Cross

Non-Fiction

Berzin, Robin
State Change: End Anxiety, Beat Burnout, and Ignite A New Baseline of Energy and Flow

Cameron, Julia
Seeking Wisdom a Spiritual Path to Creative Connection: A Six-week Artist’s Way Program

Comerford, Hope
Fix-it and Forget-it Instant Pot Light & Healthy Cookbook: 7-ingredient Recipes for Weight Lost and Heart Health

Cox, Brian
Putting the Rabbit in the Hat

Dore, Madeleine
I Didn’t Do the Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt

Han, MeiLan K.
Breathing Lessons: A Doctor’s Guide to Lung Health

Kim, Jenelle
Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation

Rustad, Harley
Lost in the Valley of Death: A Story of Obsession and Danger in the Himalayas

Smith, Julie
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? Everyday Tools for Life’s Ups & Downs

Tam, Michelle
Nom Nom Paleo, Let’s Go!: Simple Feasts + Healthy Eats

Township of Puslinch

PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT DUE DATE – February 28, 2022. Interim property tax bills will be mailed by February 1, 2022. The installment due dates are February 28, 2022 and April 29, 2022. Please contact services@puslinch.ca if you have any questions.

SOCIAL MEDIA LAUNCH. The Township is excited to announce the launch of its corporate Facebook and Twitter pages, providing another way for the Township to deliver timely information to the public. A second Township Twitter account has launched dedicated solely to Puslinch Fire and Rescue.

The Township will be utilizing its social media platforms to share information with residents. The Township’s Website Puslinch.ca and its engagement platform EngagePuslinch.ca will remain the primary way to contact Council, Committee Members and Staff regarding any inquires or feedback.

Like and follow our social media pages at:
Facebook.com/TownshipofPuslinch
Twitter.com/TwpPuslinchON
Twitter.com/PuslinchFRS

TOWNSHIP FACILITY CLOSURE UPDATES

The following recreation amenities are temporarily CLOSED;

  • Optimist Recreation Centre Gymnasium
  • Optimist Recreation Centre washrooms and change rooms

The following recreation amenities are open;

  • Optimist Recreation Centre Rink; weather dependent (no access to change rooms and masks are mandatory for all on-ice activities)
  • 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. 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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