Archive for February, 2019

A Fashion Success!

No amount of snow could keep these fashion-lovers from Paris Fashion week at the Athol Town Hall last night in Cherry Valley.  These gals and little boys strutted their swapped items on the catwalk.  As you can tell, stripes and polka dots are the new rage for the season!!!  And red is back in a big way!

Thanks to our organizers Bay Woodyard and Vick Emlaw.  Fashion Photographer Susan Wallis with music playlist by Vanessa Bee Rieger.  Special thanks to all who lent a hand setting up and taking down this event.

Special thanks to Holden our fashion critic, who by the way loved every outfit

and to those who went to great heights for the love of fashion.

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Athol Recreation Committee presents, Kashka in Concert.

Wonderful evening of music last Friday night at the town hall in Cherry Valley. Thank you Kashka and Kate Du Temple for the beautiful music, Vanessa Bee Rieger for the mesmerizing images and Emerson Pringle our sound Engineer.
Kudos to the Lead Organizer Ramesh Pooran, and helpers Susan Wallis, Glen Wallis and Candace Wilkins.
Stay tuned for more concerts in the future.

Kashka in Concert

Visuals by Vanessa Bee Rieger, Sound by Emerson Pringle.

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There will be cups of vegetarian chili tonight for sale. So skip dinner at home and head straight over. Doors open 6:30. The concert starts at 7pm. This is a family-friendly event.


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MillPond Music is hosting a public information session on tonight,  Wednesday February 20th at The Cherry Valley Town Hall at 7pm. The purpose of this public meeting is to share their plans for 2019 for

The 5th Annual Prince Edward County Country Jamboree August 22nd to 25th


The 3rd Annual 50’s & 60’s Rock n Roll Music Festival, September 13 to 15th both of which happen in Cherry Valley at 1927 County Rd 10.

The purpose of the meeting is to answer questions or concerns and to work with the Athol Community and the benefits the festivals bring to our community and Prince Edward County. They welcome everyone, both supporters and those with concerns to attend so that we may move forward in a positive and constructive manner.

If you have any concerns, own a business that benefits from the tourist influx that the events offer, support our music festivals and would like to find out more info please join them tonight.

MillPond Music & Entertainment is a County Based Business who has operated The Prince Edward County Country Jamboree in Prince Edward County since 2015 and The 50’s & 60’s Rock N Roll Music Festival since 2017 in Prince Edward County.


Please note this is not an Athol Recreation Committee event.

We are just advising the Athol community of this event.

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After elections, last evening we are happy to announce our

new Athol Recreation Committee Board


Chair:  Glen Wallis

Vice Chair:  Susan Wallis

Treasurer:  Braydon Scully

Secretary: Janet Davies

Voting Members:  Candace Wilkins, Bonnie Carpenter, Gavin North, Ramesh Pooran

Standing Member: Barb Wyatt


Keep checking in for the great events we are planning for 2019!!!

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And we have a winner!

After a couple of hours of play and a wonderful potluck lunch we are happy to announce the 2019 Scrabble Champ………..drum roll………….the winner is Carson Arthur!

Left to right. Ramesh, Glen, Carson (Scrabble Winner), Suzanne and Angela.

Carson had a combined score of 450 points after 2 games.

Followed closely by Ramesh at 420, Suzanne (last year’s winner) at 387 and then Angela at 342 points.

All in all, it was a FUN way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Cherry Valley.

Remember we run once a month Sunday afternoon drop-ins until June.  The dates are March 24, April 21st,  May 19th and June 16th .   1 -4 pm.  The event is free. Snacks and drinks provided.  Prize for highest score.

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In 1909 the general Store in Cherry Valley was run then by Mr. and Mrs. Browne. Over the years the building has changed with various additions. The general store supplied the residents of Cherry Valley and Athol with everything from baby food to gravestones. It also housed the post office along with a barber shop. The General store was an important part of the village. It was a gathering place for the locals. In the winter it was often the case to see the local men sitting around the stove in the store playing checkers.


The Athol Recreation Committee is looking for old photos, stories and any historical documents from days gone by of Athol. Anything from the early days to the 70’s would be great.   Do you have any that you could share with us?  We don’t want the originals, we just want to copy them to be displayed on the walls of the Athol Town Hall.

Please contact Susan Wallis at susanwalllis@kos.net or call 613-476-2554.

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