Monthly Archives: November 2008

Wilmot Remembers

Dozens of people gathered on Nov. 11 to observe Remembrance Day in New Hamburg.

Local Legion members marched across the Hartman Bridge to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph, before proceeding to the community centre to continue the ceremonies.

Legion members then headed to the Legion hall to enjoy some stew and reminisce with friends.

Tim Murphy photos

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The Beatles Slept Here


Tim Murphy
Independent staff

The Beatles are about to make a guest appearance in Wellesley.
Theatre Wellesley is bringing the band back together in the comedy The Beatles Slept Here.
“Its a farce, its a comedy,” said director Alan Strong, a New Hamburg resident.
The play, featuring more than a dozen local actors, follows a series of events centered around the Penny Lane Hotel.
Sgt. Paprika, a gruff old hotel owner, assisted by a lovely accountant, run the hotel.
“Some students discover at one time in the hotels past, the Beatles slept there when their tour bus broke down,” Strong explains.

The students decide to organize a community project to raise awareness of this fact. To do so, they raffle off a chance to sleep in the same room the Beatles slept.

While the students are fundraising, an off-beat criminal steals some work from the local art gallery, and decides to hide it in the hotel before sneaking it out of town.

And if that doesn’t provide enough of a twist, Sgt. Paprika’s sister has decided to declare the old man legally incompetent in an attempt to take over the hotel and sell it.

In order to do so, she has hired some local high school thugs to pretend to be the Beatles to try and drive him crazy.
“Its comedy and low-brow hi-jinks,” Strong said.
Having been with Theatre Wellesley for about years, Strong has acted, produced and worked behind the scenes.
“This is the first opportunity I’ve had to direct our production.”
Strong encourages many people to come out and enjoy the play.
The play runs Nov. 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. A matinee performance takes place on Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 519-634-8580.

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A pie in the face

The New Hamburg Post Office raised hundreds of dollars for the United Way over the last few weeks.

They capped off the event on Friday afternoon with free hotdogs and awarded prizes to community members.

One unlucky post office worker was pied as part of the fundraiser.

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