July 18, 2017


You never can tell what a day will bring (especially in summer – winter is more predictable – either it will snow or it won’t). This morning I drove up the Silverton hill to liberate two mice I caught live – I like to take them far away from my place and other people’s places also. Near the top of the hill stopped to explore an unusual sound my car was making. Flat tire. I’m quite familiar with changing tires, but have never done it with this car and have never familiarized myself with its systems. In hindsight, I could have pulled out my manual and figured it out. But I didn’t. Started walking, thinking someone would pick me up and drop me off at my driveway. I was fairly sure my very competent and willing-to-help neighbour would be available. Not much traffic and few places for anyone to pull over. Where there was space, I waited for some traffic and put out my thumb – a few times. There was an abandoned car near the top of the hill and a woman walking a km or two down the road. Think anyone would stop? Nope. So I got in a 5 km walk this morning before breakfast. The good thing was that I actually dressed appropriately – often I would go barefoot with pajama bottoms on (I don’t wear them to bed but put them on in the morning – has to be the most comfortable clothing ever designed – we just have to make it designer clothing acceptable on the street – I once saw a photo years ago of a woman in high heels and pajama bottoms on the streets of Rome – we are just a little behind). Another good thing about it: am planning a trip to Newfoundland in September with a friend and was thinking I’d like to spend it walking trails – suggested to the friend who will come with me that we should start walking to get in shape for that. I found out what kind of shape I’m in. I need to start walking more.

This document is another one-pager. Second in a row. So I’ll fill a whole page to myself and, again, won’t put in the Dates, Times, etc. My second topic relates to trying to billet evacuees from the fires. Went online to try and figure out who to contact. Ah yes, of course I couldn’t find anything useful. So I called Leah and she was fast – got me information within about 10 minutes and then this morning sent me the following. So if you would like to help out the evacuees you can email the addresses shown below.
The smoke certainly found us this morning. (Monday, when I prepare this) Let’s all breathe out facing north! wh

Would you like to help out?
If you would like to volunteer, please email sepeoc.comms@csrd.bc.ca with the subject “EOC Volunteer Offer” Please provide your name and phone number.
If you would like to offer space for evacuees on your property, email: sepeoc.comms@csrd.bc.ca with the subject “EOC Billet Offer”. Please provide your name, phone number, area you live in (i.e. Tappen, Enderby, etc), accommodations available (i.e. 2 beds, room for 2 RV’s, etc.). Please also advise if you will accept any pets or livestock. If you would like to help, please donate to the Red Cross. Thank you to everyone who is offering support!

VIGOROUS, PINK RUGOSA ROSE PLANTS – SINGLE PETALED, VERY FRAGRANT and HARDY PLANTS. $5.00 EACH. Would make a stunning hedge. ALSO: TIGER LILIES $1.00 each. Wonderfully hardy. Call 358-2475

HAVE SCISSORS WILL TRAVEL. Men’s and Women’s haircutting services that comes directly to you. I will travel as far as Enterprise Creek and Hills. Women’s cuts $30. Men’s cuts $25. Call Nadine at (250) 551-5959.

Single Male, 57, seeks affordable bachelor suite in Silverton/NewDenver for june 1. 500 max. Lots of building skills..gardener..acoustic musician. Contact Patrick, fishmusish@hotmail.com.

For Fresh Fruit and Vegetables from Cawston visit Tony’s’ Road-Side Fruit Sales in Silverton on Fridays just north of Silverton Building Supplies: 8 am – 4:30 pm .

For Sale: 1 x 5 Fir Paneling – Tongue and Groove – brand new, not stained, 850 lineal feet ½ price.  American Standard Bathtub – Town Square drop in tub – not jetted. 6’ X 42”.  Executive Office Desk – Bought new at Cowans a couple of years ago. Won’t fit in new space. $250.00. Call 250-688-1508

Looking for old bricks. If you got any kicking around, please give me a shout. Luce 250-358-2872.

The 17th Annual Antiques and Collectibles Sale returns to New Denver on Sunday July 23. Beginning at 8:00 am and running until 3:00 pm, the Antique Sale will be held at the Bosun Hall. This dazzling event brings collectors, dealers and buyers from far and wide to peruse and purchase the wide array of treasures. This year we will have some relief from the weather and use the Bosun Hall, both indoors and on the grounds. To book your spot now, please contact Helen at 250-355-2354. See you there!

Celebration of Life for Marguerite Thring
The Thring Family invite you to share stories and music with them as they celebrate the life of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Marguerite Thring who passed away on November 11, 2016. The celebration will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in the Bosun Hall in New Denver. Refreshments will be served after the service. We hope to see you there!

At the Hidden Garden Gallery: open 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Saturday.
Rielle Oswald will present “25 Years of Art: A Living Retrospective” at the Hidden Garden Gallery July 17-22. A solo show with one piece from each of the last 25 years, “Living Retrospective” chronicles change over time, influences, circumstances, and evolution of style. Her style has been described as “totemic, emotional, textural and playfully expressive”. A reception will be held Monday, July 17, 7-9pm with live music from Harp Pixie and Kevin John and Rielle Oswald.
“Outside In” by Roni Jurgensen will be showing at the Hidden Garden Gallery from July 24-29. The show is a collection of stone and wood sculpture pieces as well as paintings all referring to the hiking trails, trees and woods all around us, bringing them inside. The reception for “Outside In” will be on Thursday, July 27th, 7-9 pm with music by Sean Rodman.
Kelowna based artist Peggie Collins is best known for her bold use of color, unique subject matter and composition. Peggie’s show “My Journey” will include paintings from her travels and a special collage of images from the New Denver area. It will be running July 31- August 5. With a reception on Wednesday August 2, 7-9 pm with music by Rebecca Fudge

This is all you t wrote folks. Not even one page. I did tell two ladies recently that no, I won’t quit. But really. This is the second time it is only one page of text. Is this really worth it to you??


AA: Annex of Health Care Centre (where the Red Cross is) Fridays, 7 – 8 pm Call 358-7158 for more info
NA: same place, Tuesdays 7 – 8. Info: 358-7265
AL-ANON same place, Thursdays, 7 pm, info: 358-7904;
BOOKKEEPING SERVICE: Judy Flaherty, (780) 897-3663. Paul Merrifield 358-6806 wk / 250-505-9748 cel pauljmerrifield@gmail.com
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 Nakusp@futures.bc.ca
CARPENTER CREEK LAST WISHES –Gloria 358-2253 Carolyn 3587-760 Kay 358-7991
CHIAROSCURO PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY- Fine Art Photography by Patrizia Menton. 123 Reiben Rd Hills.  16 km north of New Denver. Sign on the highway
CHIROPRACTIC with Dr. Larry Zaleski, Mon & Fri 358-2177
COMMUNITY WEBSITE: www.community-connect.ca.
HOSPICE SOCIETY, 250 358 7828, PO Box 217, ND, newdenverhospice@yahoo.ca, www.newdenverhospice.ca
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 – ndreadingcentre@yahoo.ca
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. kootenayrideshare.com
REFLEXOLOGY, ENERGY HEALING & SPIRIT GUIDING: 3 Forks. 778-206-4325 Aspenhousemountainretreat.com
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) www.silvertongallery.ca
ST. 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) www.handandsoul.ca
YOGA Silverton Fire Hall (upstairs) Monday 9 – 10 am & Thursday 8 – 9 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