December 5, 2017

If things aren’t advertised in this newsletter, i don’t know they’re happening.  Even then, if i don’t write it on my calendar, its lost to me.  Same thing if i don’t look at the calendar! I’m glad it was mentioned in the ad for the Friday night movie that Merchants’ Night is this coming Friday.  Think i said i would sing carols with some choir members so it would be good if i know when its happening.  There is one more edition of the 358, then not back until February 6 I believe – first Tuesday of February 2018.  wh

 The Reading Centre (Library) will be closed starting December 19, 2017 and will re-open on January 2, 2018. Seasons Greetings from all the volunteers.

The Valhalla Community Choir and the Lucerne Elementary School Choir welcome you to our Winter Concert at the Silverton Memorial Hall Friday December 15, 7:30 pm.  Doors open at 7:00

Looking for cross country ski poles for person who is 5’7”.  Call 358-7296

Antique Teak Dresser for Sale. $350 firm. Anita at 250 505-6623

Anyone needing a Christmas food Hamper please call Syl at 358-2676 by December 10th.

Packed with gardening tips, recipes& profiles of familiar folks from south of Enterprise Creek to Hills, The Talking Spade: Garden Lore from North Slocan Elders makes a colourful Christmas /solstice gift. Copies at Raven’s Nest, the Valley Voice office, or from Anne 358-2666. $25.

Red Folder: Does anyone have a red  folder with graphic (comic book format) stories in it that I might have loaned you? I’d be ever so grateful to get it returned.  Judy Wapp 358-2714

Needed in the Spring, Feb or Mar. of 2018. Small house or cabin to rent/lease for at least a year or 2.  I’m a long time resident of this area and have references.  Please, in or very near the village and few stairs.  Call Tommy at 3582440

WINTER CLOAK — forest green, mid-calf length with heavy satin lining. Handmade – elegant. 45.  LONG DEEP MAROON HANDMADE COTTON VELVET SKIRT – size medium. finished with wide, black satin ribbon hemming. $25. LONG, DOVE GREY 100% COTTON MAIWA SKIRT – beautiful details – size medium. $45.  TOP SIZE AMARILLIS [Cupid; Red Lion; Red Pearl] –  still available – $14.95. Looking for a gift? It might be close to home . . . . . 358-2475

Happy Holidays to all.  I’m sending out a big Thank You to Volunteers at Pals, (Protecting Animal Life Society from Nakusp.) I bought support tickets yesterday.  Arlene surprised me with a call and delivery of the  Winning Lottery Tickets Christmas Tree Raffle Prize from the Silverton.  Christmas Market. Best Wishes.  Sally Lamare

Song for a Winter’s Night with Freya and Friends:
Come one, come all, to this solstice extravaganza featuring over 40 of your local musicians! This diverse, collaborative program will present newly formed ensembles ‘The Winter Winds’, ‘The Classical Kitchen Quartet’, ‘Silvery Slocan Strings’ and ‘The Valley Voices’, and will feature guests Kelly Coubrough, Donna Jean Wright, Gary Wright, and others!  Join us in celebrating the season and our remarkable community, Monday December 18.  Doors open at 6:30, Music at 7:00. Admission by donation (suggested minimum $15/$10 children).  This event is made possible by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Columbia Basin Trust.  Concession and venue sponsored by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society, and special thanks to LACE.

Dec 6    Lucerne School’s Social Justice Club encourages everyone to wear white ribbons to recognize Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
Dec 8 – 10:15 am  KSCUShoe Memorial
The school invites all community members to participate by bringing a pair of women’s shoes, any shape, any style to contribute to the Memorial  to remember those women who due to violence are no longer with us.
This year we are also collecting purses and handbags that can be filled with health & beauty products, jewelry, accessories, etc.  Donations of these items are accepted at the schools prior to Dec 8 or on the day of the Memorial.  At the end of the day the shoes & accessories will be collected and donated to a women’s charity.   Please plan to  join us on Dec 8 and support our efforts.  Violence against women affects everyone and everyone should be part of the solution.

Next Hidden Garden Gallery movies:  December 8, 7:30 Knox Hall
(Reminder- Dec. 8 is Merchant’s Night in New Denver so do your merchanting before 7:30)

Out of The Interior – this is a thoroughly charming full-length look at the survival (or, in some sad cases, recent loss) of “single-screen” classic  movie theatres in B.C.’s southern Interior. The young husband-and-wife film-making team of Curtis and Silmara Emde look at the men and women who are keeping alive Vernon’s Towne Cinema, Trail’s Royal Theatre, with stops along the way to consider Creston’s Tivoli,  Grand Forks’ GEM, Revelstoke’s Roxy among others. Nelson’s Civic Theatre and Salmon Arm’s Salmar Grand Theatre community projects
are also considered. How generations of Interior families have enjoyed these theatres is one focus of the film.
A short extra:    Summit Lake Western Toad Life Cycle Visual Mini Doc  by Orsi and Isaac.  The wondrous Summit Lake Western Toad’s lifecycle. This lake found in the West Kootenays is amazing.

December 15th 7:30 PM Knox Hall
Wadjda (2013 Saudi Arabia) Comedy-Drama  An enterprising 10 year old Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition

RAVEN’S NEST – Planet Conscious Clothing, Blankets, Jewelry, Gifts & Books
As December is here, our annual Holiday Sale has begun and we are now open every day! Through Christmas Eve all clothing is 10% off and the remainder of store merchandise is all 5% off, including our highly coveted Klippan wool blankets and Crescent Moon hypoallergenic alpaca duvets and pillows. This sale is one small way of thanking our many loyal, local customers whose patronage allows our doors to stay open year-round.
In addition to the merino and alpaca wool compression socks mentioned previously, some other great products new to our store are from Japan: leg warmers, glass jewelry, and drinking glasses. We have two different brands of leg warmers, one style thick and the other thin. The thick variety come in various solid colours and are made of silk/wool and silk/cotton blends, while the thinner leg warmers are beautifully multicoloured organic cotton.
The glass jewelry is handmade by female artisans at Tokyo’s HARIO Lampwork Factory, established in 1921. Their elegantly stylish earrings and necklaces are quite eye-catching. Our unique drinking glasses are from Hirota Glass – a pioneer of Japanese glassware founded in 1899 Tokyo. “In recent years, Hirota Glass has created its own signature style through harmonization of European traditional glassmaking technique and Japanese artistry. While staying true to its classic designs and influence dating back to the pre-war period, Hirota Glass continues to push hand-crafted glass to its artistic limits.”
The bookshelves at Raven’s Nest are brimming with wonderful books for all ages, but at present we have a particularly fine selection of children’s books, many by BC authors. To give but one example, Lila Strand’s ‘The Star Children’ is a timeless tale, beautifully illustrated by the author, holding “gentle archetypes within its themes of friendship, connectedness to nature, gratitude and light.”
Open Every Day until Christmas: Monday through Saturday, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sundays 11 am to 4 pm. Reach us at 358.2178 or visit us online at <>.

Social/Swing Dance starts Wed., Dec. 6 – Jan. 30 – 8 sessions, $60 per person. No experience or partner required.  For further information and to register: or 250-777-3787

Calling on all Cultural Wizards, Heritage Workers, Artisans, Volunteer Organizers, Entrepreneurs, Community Visionaries:    Is there a community desire to collaborate on events for the upcoming season, such as Culture Days Sept 29-30/18 with PR already in place and funding grants available? or Centuary 2018?  or Social Enterprise ideas? Or to share on cross-sector grant writing initiatives ? Or share in the services of a Cultural Worker via Young Canada Works? Or brainstorm shared recruitment initiatives?  Is your group burning out or aging out or struggling for membership? Am looking to start an open dialogue about possibilities via a meeting on

Jan 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Location TBA.    Starting the New Year Together. For more info or to RVSP please contact Birgit at



AA:  Annex of Health Care Centre (where the Red Cross is) Fridays, 7 – 8 pm  Call 358-7158 for more info
AL-ANON  same place, Thursdays, 7 pm, info:  358-7904;
NA:   info:  358-7265
BADMINTON:   Wednesdays, 7 – 9pm, Lucerne School gym

BOOKKEEPING SERVICE:  Judy Flaherty, (780) 897-3663.  Paul Merrifield 358-6806 wk / 250-505-9748 cel

BUS:  Nakusp Regional Transit System – Bookings:  1-877-843-2877

BUSINESS COUNSELLING/TRAINING/LOANS and the Self Employment Program – local Community Futures reps –  leave  message at 265-3674 ext. 201 or email

CARPENTER CREEK LAST WISHES –Gloria 358-2253  Carolyn 3587-760  Kay 358-7991

CHIROPRACTIC with Dr. Larry Zaleski, Mon & Fri   358-2177


GUITAR LESSONS:  Patrick Mcgove at

HOSPICE SOCIETY, 250 358 7828, PO Box 217, ND,

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY meet 2 pm 1st wed. of the month, Health Care Centre.  for more info, 358-2653

LIBRARY/READING CENTRE:  Wed. 7-9 pm.  Tues.&Thurs1-4 pm. 358-2221 – see closure dates on first page –

MASSAGE – by appointment only – Nancy Guise – Certified Massage Therapist – phone 250-265-8530

PALS:  Nakusp:  265- 3792     RIDESHARE: Give a ride, get a ride, move your stuff.


ROOFING CONTRACTOR – Willy Molloy, (250) 358-7967

ROSEBERY TRANSFER Wed. & Sat., 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – gate shuts at 3:00 pm

SENIORS:  Knox Hall, Fridays @ 1:00 pm


SLOCAN LAKE  GALLERY SOCIETY:  (the local arts council)

SLOCAN VALLEY LEGACY FUND:   Phone: 1-877-649-5643 (toll-free)  Web:

ANTHONY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH: Mass times: 12:30 every Sunday

SOULGARDEN COUNSELLING SERVICES:  Individual & Online counselling sessions provided in Silverton and Winlaw.  Sue Mistretta, M.A. (8-2177)

YOGA Silverton Fire Hall (upstairs) Monday & Thurs. 9 – 10 am  – Madeleine 8-2475

ZION UNITED CHURCH, Church meets in homes in Silverton and New Denver at 10 a.m.   For information call  7973, or 2145.  All are welcome