Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Bulldog Backyard Barbecue draws hundreds to Baden School

Inflatable jumpers, a road hockey tournament, silent auction, carnival-style games and a ton of other activities drew crowds to Baden School Thursday evening for the Bulldog Backyard Barbecue.

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Waterloo-Oxford’s Outers Club takes on an Adirondack adventure

Waterloo-Oxford’s Outers Club took its third and final camping trip to the Adirondack Mountains in New York State over the May long weekend. The Outers Club, which was founded by teacher Kirk Bergey five years ago, ventures to Bruce Peninsula National Park in the fall, Killarney
Provincial Park in the winter, and the Adirondacks (near Lake Placid in New York) in the spring. The group of outdoor enthusiasts also goes on five Sunday day hikes throughout the year.

During their recent camping trip, the Outers Club hiked up Algonquin Mountain (the pictures with the clear view), and Mount Marcy (the pictures with snow). The hikers trekked through bitter cold and snow all the way to the top of Mount Marcy on May 19. At 5,344 feet, Mount Marcy is the highest peak in the Adirondack Mountains. It was a 26 km hike up the mountain and back. Algonquin Mountain is the seconnd highest peak in the Adirondacks.

The trip was from May 16 to May 20. The students on the trip included Jacob Brenneman, Ryan Osborne, Kacie Weber, Steph Mueller, Justin Fitzgerald, Matt Salese and Anthony Todd. Parent Mike Osborne joined the group on their Adirondack adventure.

All photos were taken by Kirk Bergey. To learn more about the club, click HERE

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New Hamburg Lioness Welcome Home Tour

Lioness Reta Klassen welcomes guests during the Welcome Home Tour.Guests on the home tour put on their booties before touring a Peel Street home.Lioness Mary Pfaff welcomes guests on the Welcome Home Tour on May 24.Guests exit a home on Peel Street during the Welcome Home Tour.Having fun during the Welcome Home Tour.Guests arrive for the Welcome Home Tour in New Hamburg on May 24.

The New Hamburg Lioness’ Welcome Home Tour was a resounding success, says Lioness Joan Bilinsky of the May 24 event that welcomed close to 300 visitors on a tour of six New Hamburg homes.

The homes on the tour ranged from a heritage home with a modern twist to a quaint, gothic-style home, some within walking distance of each other. Many took advantage of the clear skies and warm temperatures to wander through town and have lunch while on the tour. St. George’s Anglican Church offered a sandwich and soup lunch that reached capacity, says Bilinsky. “It’s great to see a fundraiser work off another fundraiser,” she says.

The Welcome Home Tour, which raised $6,300, marked another successful Lioness fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre and the grassroots drug awareness group Community Link Empowered Against Narcotics (CLEAN).

To learn more about the tour and the agencies that will benefit from fundraising, click HERE

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Argo accident sends man to hospital

An Argo all-terrain vehicle flipped on Wednesday morning, sending a man to hospital.
Police, fire and ambulance responded to the scene, located next to the Holland Mills Bridge off Bleams Road.
Details on what caused the accident were not immediately available.
Fire officials were not aware of the man’s exact condition, but believed him to have non-life threatening injuries.

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Making a frosty treat

Using the last of the snow from his backyard, Silvin Roth, cranks out a batch of ice cream at his Good Street home in New Hamburg earlier this month. Roth said he’s made homemade ice cream since living on his farm west of town where the family would put a reel on the crank and make ice cream while sitting in front of the fireplace. “That’s the best ice cream,” says the 91 year old. Daughter Linda Roth says the hand cranked ice cream has been a Saturday night family tradition since she was a kid. He uses four eggs per gallon, fresh cream and milk to make either maple or vanilla.

Photo by Linda Roth

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Carousel set to open

The Community Players are set to perform their latest production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.

The play will run May 8 to 11. The show opens at 8 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday, with 2 p.m. performances on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and students, and $10 for children. Call 519-662-4532 for more information.

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