Tears for Thompson Park Dear Editor, It is with great sadness I look upon the neglect of Thompson Park this year in the West End of Hudson.
David Aird, when he was Mayor of Hudson Heights, bought that tract of waterfront from William Thompson who just lived down the road, for a nominal sum.
It has been the scene of many town activities since the 1960s.
Surely it deserves to have the grass cut more often and the sides trimmed.
It must be tick haven now. Penny Ludington Hud
Fine fiddling Dear Editor,
Thank you to James Armstrong for another excellent article which even at this early stage is starting to shake a few trees (Tuning up a recreation of Samuel de Champlain’s fiddle, The Journal, June 21). Your article is flashing around the UK and the US. In the UK thanks to me and my wife Anita’s extended family in London and Newark and in the US, in a slower way, from the Fiddle Hall of Fame in Upper New York State. I have contacted the curator an
PHOTO COURTESY PEXELS I am a self-confessed crier. I cry at anything remotely emotional or sentimental. I cry at weddings, funerals, birthdays and I am usually a mess at Thanksgiving when I toast my blessings around my table. My children still watch for that moment when mom breaks down during sappy movies. They spent their childhoods smirking as I choked up during bedtime stories. All that to say, I do not possess that which is known as “a stiff upper lip.” I can honestly say
Join us for a Strawberry Social Sunday, July 8, at 5 p.m. •Hamburgers & Hot-dogs • Potluck Salads prepared by our guests • Strawberries and toppings of your choice (Ice cream, cream, sugar and chocolate) • Strawberry punches concocted for guests of all ages. Entrance is free with a free-will offering to offset the cost of the BBQ and a bowl of salad sufficient to feed the number of folks in your own group. Bring your family and friends! See you on the grounds of St. James’ Ch
Two-year-old Clyde has arrived all the way from Korea on a recent rescue operation. He’s a terrier mix who adores human contact. He would benefit from attending obedience classes to become a stellar canine companion. Clyde is quickly getting used to his crate and is learning to be clean in the home. At 32 pounds, he’s good with other dogs and with cats, loves playing ball, and would be best suited in a home with children over the age of 16. If you could offer Clyde his foreve
Free Zumba sessions are being held to help homeless youth in the West Island. The eight consecutive sessions will take place starting Thursday, July 5 to August 23. Join us in the parking lot of Westview Church at 16789 Pierrefonds Boulevard Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of water bottles and raffle tickets will go directly to Ricochet (Hébergement/Homes). Ricochet, an AJOI project, aims to create housing resources for youth experiencing resident
Galerie 2 Barn Owls features their second Nova Scotia Folk Art II exhibit highlighting works by artists from the maritime province’s folk art scene. Come join us and enjoy a whimsical visual feast! Show takes place at the gallery at 420 Main Road (in the barn) in Hudson, June 29 to July 8. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info at 2barnowls.com.
PHOTO COURTESY HANK PARDOEL Canada Day has a special connection to Vaudreuil-Soulanges and former Vaudreuil MP Harold Herbert that includes (left to right) MP Peter Schiefke, Madeleine Lemieux, Nicole Durand and Matthew Royer in the Library of Parliament, Ottawa. Canada’s national holiday was once known as Dominion Day but became Canada Day 35 years ago, in 1982. It happened because of a Private Member’s Bill introduced by the late Liberal Member of Parliament for Vaudreuil,
Police officers of the Sûreté du Québec will intensify their operations on the road network during the upcoming long weekend until July 2. Police will be focusing on motorists’ ability to drive impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. Speed, seat belt use, and cell phone use while driving will also be targeted by the officers. These are the four leading causes of fatal collisions in Quebec. Also, for their own safety, motorcyclists must exercise caution, includin
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK From left to right – Sébastien Legros, MRC Social Development Support Officer; Dominique Pialoux, Coordinator of the Comité en relations interculturelles de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (CRIVS); Vaudreuil MNA Marie-Claude Nichols; and MRC Deputy Prefect and Pincourt Mayor Yvan Cardinal. The provincial government will provide $100,000 over the next two years to help the Municipalité Régionale de Comté de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (MRC-VS) implement an action plan to make