Tag Archives: 1980

People of Our Town — Mary Jenkins 1980

Standard
People of Our Town — Mary Jenkins 1980

Mary B Jenkins has lived in Almonte for eight years Things have not been easy years for the young mother of two, transplanted from the shores of Massachusetts and who still misses the sounds and smells of the sea, but Mary Jenkins has in many ways made her plate.

Others this summer will show their pleasure and loyalty to Almonte during the hectic ten days of celebrations planned for Homecoming week August  10, but Mary Jenkins has chosen a more personal way to pay tribute to her adopted town. For the past few months Mary has been exercising the vocation that brings her more satisfaction than any other – the vocation of artist She has produced a series of pen and ink drawings depicting 40 local landmarks, both old and new.

These have been printed as hasty note stationary and are now on sale in eight local stores Mary hopes they will appeal not only to the passing tourist, but also to local residents to whom the scenes are as familiar as daily life. Mary Jenkins’ style is not strictly realistic; on the contrary, she sketches how she sees the world about her with a great deal of feeling the cards at the same time are evidently drawn with their function in mind, they are highly decorative and nostalgic.

Mary Jenkins has strived to include all the standard landmarks that we think of in connection with Almonte; the old post office, the townhall, the Auld Kirk, and all the local churches But she has also drawn subjects that, while familiar to us, we might not have considered artistic material. Mary’s decorative touch however, has formed even such mundane sights as the arena and the newer public schools, into warm pieces o f nostalgia.

The mixture of new and old is very satisfying. Views that stand out are, for instance, of the Dalai Lama Bakery, The Almonte Gazette office, the Hub, the Superior Restaurant These views make many common sights in Almonte seem worth preserving and appreciating.

“The drawings were my way of saying thank you to the town ol Almonte, my way of doing something for the people,” said Mary in an interview last week Mary Jenkins lives with her husband, a mathematical genius, she says, and her two children, in a house the couple designed themselves Robert Jenkins is also an arnst; he paints abstract paintings and has shown them in galleries in Ottawa. 

The Jenkins came here when Robert was hired to work in applied math for Ihe federal government they had met in New Haven. Connecticut, at an exhibition Mary Jenkins says there are many types of art she would like to do. She has worked timing maps and other graphic works, making prints, and is even now designing decorations lor next Christmas She is also drawn to literature, and a few years ago wrote a regular column called ” Inner thoughts” for ihe Carleton Place Canadian, which she also illustrated with line drawings. Today the Jenkins arc devout Christians, a faith they have found has changed their lives and seen them through many spiritual hard times.

All illustrations Mary Jenkins Almonte Gazette 1980
1980
1980

Found the Artist–Vera Alice Shaw (Morrison)– Lanark Children’s Haven

The Wall Mysteries of Lake Ave East -Residential Artists

Mary Bell-Eastlake Almonte Artist- Allan Stanley

Looking for the Artist of this Carleton Place Painting

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

The Female Artist from Carleton Place That Never Went Viral

The Squeaker Election — November 1980 Carleton Place

Standard
The Squeaker Election — November 1980 Carleton Place

img.jpeg

 

 - Citizen staff writer In Gananoque, Bill Nalon...

 - Carleton Place Mayor Meat Barker 1 ,912, ATJaa...

 

 - J Q. i J (ft ;7. A- - I 7 .' - c J A r; j i...

 

 - Lady Luck to decide who's mayor By Bob Marleau...

November 1980

historicalnotes

 

 - I ( I) Whi linn"" - I' ji. " Mm Allan Code...

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 03 Nov 1982, Wed,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 3

 

 - It's time for perennial Carleton Place mayoral...

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 03 Jan 1983, Mon,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 3

 - For Allan Code, who lost the job as mayor of...

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 15 Dec 1980, Mon,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 3

In 2010 Wendy LeBlanc became Carleton Place’s second mayor. Former mayor Melba Barker held the position for 11 years, beginning in 1980. Since 1901 when Carleton Place had their first mayor, Dr. Preston (we had reeves before that) there have been only 6 women in municipal power.

 

 

  1. Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.relatedreading

    The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 12- Code Family–“Had I the course to go over again I would evade outside responsibilities beyond my share, even if it cost more”

  2. It’s Hard for Women to get into Office in Carleton Place — 1974 –Mary Cook

  3. Carleton Place is Like Kansas of the United States

Workin’ My Way Back to 1980- 1981 CPHS

Standard

 

CzawfH6WEAAOEBd.jpg

Check out the CPHS Reunion Facebook page and the Carleton Place High School Alumni Facebook page

CPHS Clothing from the Time Worn Display at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

481224_10150832459906090_1497832760_n.jpg

 

224803_10150832459776090_458827390_n.jpg

 

182324_10150832459606090_596540850_n.jpg

 

15355978_10154830188797628_817899354_n.jpg

cmmc

15424412_10154830188807628_1289404413_n.jpg

cmmcc

15450940_10154830188822628_1690258962_n.jpg

cnnc

15416066_10154830188842628_1172179010_n.jpg

cnnc

15416133_10154830188857628_826947101_n.jpg

 

15424427_10154830188897628_1443418318_n.jpg

1967 Carleton Place High School Grads.. Name them?

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School–Prom Tickets

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School –Hurdis–isms

Doo Wah Diddy Diddy —The 1964 Royalty? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Who Were These CPHS Students? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School — Wava McDaniel Baker

Straight Outta Carleton Place High –Teachers 1963

The Improved Stereo Remix of 1963 –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

If You Ever Smoked in the Boys Room—– Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

1963 Rule of Thumb for a Strong Physique — Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

The History of Mom Dancing –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Dissecting a Rat- Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

 

1980 Statistics for The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital

Standard

1980 Statistics

The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital had 111 (79 full time) staff with 40 nurses servicing those who came for medical help

There were 38 patient beds- maternity department had 4 beds plus 6 bassinets and 4 beds for pediatrics

During the last year of 1979, 6,312 people were looked at where 4,659 were out-patients and 1,673 were in-patients.

hosp33

The Emergency dept had 4,682 people come through in 1979 alone.

The lab performed 58,688 tests in 1979.

There were 311 operations in the hospital’s operating room and 327 surgical day-care one day operations

At the end of the hospitals last fiscal year in 1979 out-patient income equaled $154,073 and the hospital also received $30,584 for net differential in the case of semi private or private room

From 1950 until 1980 there were 3,562 births inside the hospital walls.

 

Historical Fact

Did you know that in 1910 Hospital building proposals were discussed at a Carleton Place town meeting and abandoned.  The cost of erecting and equipping a suitable hospital was estimated by a provincial official at $1,000 a bed, and maintenance costs at under $5,000 a year.

Photos from the Carleton Place Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum