I just started writing and I am already crying. There was a ‘celebration of life’ Saturday at the KIN Vineyards in Carp, Ontario and I was crying there too. Of course you could rent me out to weddings, funerals and bar mitzvahs— but the passing of Samantha Mitchell was not only a huge loss for the family, but for the community. If you don’t know who Sam was please click here-Samantha Mitchell –Warrior
Also check what she has written in her blog and on her Facebook page. For seven years Samantha Mitchell had metastatic breast cancer and it never stopped her once. Even though she went through hundreds of rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, multiple craniotomies and dozens of hospital stays she carried on her advocacy for the breast cancer community. She wasn’t afraid of anything anymore and cancer didn’t bring her to her knees; it brought her to her feet.
Did you know this powerhouse of a woman help raised $30,000 for cancer research? Why I Fundraise For MBC click -and on Saturday the giving kept going. Now in Samantha’s memory they are erecting ” Sammy’s Memorial Little Free Library” on Lake Ave East.
We have checked with Len at the Town Hall and all is kosherfor the placement, but now the family is collecting donations for the free library with all extra monies to be donated to Sammy’s favourite cancer charity : ReThink Breast Cancer
So if you have an extra dollar or two think of sending some dollars for Sammy and watch out for the pink library coming to Lake Ave East.
We are currently accepting e transfer donations directly to myself (email@example.com). These funds will go directly to the construction of the little free library, bronze plaque, and surrounding garden. Any extra funds will be donated to ReThink Breast Cancer, the charity that Samantha worked with. Thank you so much! Jeff MItchell
Amanda WintonI have this really beautiful and vivid memory of you dancing at Zaphod’s to Robyn’s Dancing On My Own. – but there you were on the dance floor, looking like you had just walked out of a glossy fashion magazine.I am so thankful to have been on that dance floor with you, both literally and metaphorically. You are exceptional in every way.
KIN Vineyards–2225 Craig’s Side Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0
June 16 · I’m so incredibly grateful I got to know you in this thing we call life. I’ll happily be your Fred Flinstone any day.
Collecting donations for the free library with all extra monies to be donated to Sammy’s favourite cancer charity : ReThink Breast Cancer
E transfer donations directly to (firstname.lastname@example.org). These funds will go directly to the construction of the little free library, bronze plaque, and surrounding garden. Any extra funds will be donated to ReThink Breast Cancer, the charity that Samantha worked with. Thank you so much! Jeff Mitchell
I was at the Carleton Place Hospital meeting Wednesday night and things got way out of control. A line has now been drawn between board members and our local citizens. Both sides are passionate in what they feel is right for our hospital. Each side has their own valid reasons, but what is crucial here is no one is going to win acting like this. Do you know who is going to suffer in the long run? Everyone in the community that uses our hospital. Like a union strike, no one wins.
Everyone, as well they should be, should be concerned with rules, procedures, and compositions of committees. However, I am sure donations to the hospital are slowing down due to personal convictions, and that is wrong. With this enormous attention on the board of directors matter is everyone falling asleep at the wheel?
Our conviction should be that we all benefit from working on a team, and that more often than not, one plus one does equal three. Do I think the board is too big? Small’s considered good, big’s considered bad. But big boards exist at some great and admired companies—GE and Wal-Mart—along with some poorly performing companies like US Airways and AT&T. At the same time, small boards are part of the landscape at good companies like Microsoft and some not-so-good companies like Trump. But we are not an urban landscape here, we live in Carleton Place, population 10,000. I repeat, we are a population of 10,000 folks. Why can’t we work together on anything in this town? Especially something as important as this.
People identify a hospital with their community. In some small cities and certainly more rural areas, it may be the only hospital within 25 miles or so. I have posted pictures of only a few of the donator’s names that were posted in the Carleton Place Canadian in the 50s.
This hospital was built and carried through the years by donations from our local community. When we talk about building healthier communities, we mean the process of working together to address what matters to them- and this matters. But why oh why has it come down to this? Lets’ resolve this issue quickly before it is too late.
PLEASE do not forget our Carleton Place & Memorial District Hospital. Please donate by clicking here. Don’t let the hospital suffer because of this mess. We are a community- the names in the newspaper tell the tale– let’s act like one and fix this mess TOGETHER.
A roof /ˈruf/ is part of a building envelope. It is the covering on the uppermost part of a building or shelter which provides protection from animals and weather, notably rain or snow, but also heat, wind and sunlight. The durability of a roof is a matter of concern because the roof is often the least accessible part of a building for purposes of repair and renewal, while its damage or destruction can have serious effects.
In layman’s terms, it’s the thing above your head as you sleep that protects you from the weather and flying monkeys. Joyce Murray, a pillar of our community for years is in desperate need of a new roof for her business. I started to write something, but quickly realized I could not write anything better than her daughter Shannon did. Please take the time to read this in its entirety, and let’s give back to a woman who devoted her life to the town of Carleton Place.
For decades, Joyce Murray (owner of Murray’s Furniture & Flea Market) has given selflessly to the Carleton Place community. She was integral in the founding of The Lanark County Food Bank, has worked and volunteered for Lanark County Interval House, as well as Lanark County Support Services. She has hosted and contributed to countless fundraising initiatives, including currently donating space at the flea market for local charities (Dickie’s Cause 4 Paws and Lanark County Food Bank) to sell wares to raise funds for their charities.
And now, she is asking the community for help. She needs a new roof put on before the snow comes.
The goal is to raise close to $10K goal, which we know is on the HIGH side, but we are still in hopes of getting a better quote for the roof, or possibly some materials donated!
On September 26th, we are holding a Raise The Roof fundraiser at Murray’s Furniture & Flea Market which will include an online auction, BBQ, a yard sale and movie in the parking lot. Please check back here as more details come in.
EVERY dollar counts and won’t go unnoticed. It has taken a lot for Joyce to ask for help… but if we want to keep the doors open, then we need to reach out to the community for help! www.facebook.com/murraysfleamarket
I’ve initiated a school garden initiative where I’m volunteering with local schools to start school and classroom gardens. I didn’t anticipate such a huge response and I’m wondering if anyone has any of the following to share and spare:
300 Plastic or paper cups – an alternative is those little yogurt containers cleaned and washed.
9 rolls Saran wrap
500 popsicle sticks
9 sealed bags of starter soil (it is sometimes called germinating mix too). Note, I’m saying sealed because I will be transporting all these items to the school myself.
My first school will reach almost 300 students, so I’ve included the quantities I will need before each item.
While I’m available to pick items up as time permits I will be upfront in stating it would be awesome if you could drop them off in one of the boxes on my porch as I’m collecting a lot of items and drop offs would allow me to dedicate more time and efforts to my garden program initiatives.
As this is a multiple item and large request I will ask you to comment below and I will try to respond to offers each evening and update my quantities required above each day (….this is my effort at being efficient… but it may not work lol).
Thank you for your consideration.