December 2018

Oh Christmas Tree….December Has Arrived

Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold!

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December Fun Facts

  • December is the twelfth and final month of the Gregorian calendar and the first month of winter. It derives it’s name from the Latin word decem, meaning ten, as December was the tenth month of the oldest Roman calendar.
  • The Winter Solstice, also known as Midwinter, occurs around December 21 or 22 each year in the Northern hemisphere, and June 20 or 21 in the Southern Hemisphere. It occurs on the shortest day or longest night of the year, sometimes said to astronomically mark the beginning or middle of a hemisphere’s winter.
  • The word solstice derives from Latin, Winter Solstice meaning “Sun Set Still in Winter.” Worldwide different cultures hold a recognition of rebirth, involving festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations ie, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, Pongal, Yalda and many other festivals of light

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Oh Christmas Tree….

Keeping Mulmur Green.  Shop Local


Visit Shirley’s Garden Supply!
Shirley’s Garden Supply
506195 Highway 89
Primrose, ON L9V 0N7

Need Christmas decor?  Come shop! Snow tipped Fraser Fir Christmas Trees are now ready!  Also featuring containers and wreaths.

Fresh table arrangements available ( pre-order please ) 519-925-9580





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Honeywood Firefighters Breakfast With Santa

Saturday December 8th
8:30am to 11am

Don’t forget, we are having our breakfast with Santa this Saturday December 8 from 8:30am to 11am.  We will have Christmas trees available to purchase along with lots of Fire Prevention material for everyone who has made it to Santa’s Nice List.

Come join us and have some delicious pancakes made by our firefighters!

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Rosemont Is Getting Ready To Deck The Halls!


Relax and let us do the cooking!

Pre-order a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings for your holiday feast. Customize your meal with a selection of farm fresh vegetables and our famous housemade pies, then pick up your order at Rosemont Hall – It’s that easy.
thegloberestaurant.ca/holidaycatering

Contact us today for more information or to place your order!

705-435-1750 OR events@rhgroup.ca
PLEASE NOTE
Orders must be placed NO LATER than 5:00 pm on Monday, December 17th, 2018. PICK UP AT ROSEMONT HALL on Saturday, December 22nd, Sunday, December 23rd or Monday, December 24th (until 3:00pm)
Please indicate a pick up time, between 12:00pm & 5:00pm

PICK UP YOUR ORDER AT:
ROSEMONT HALL


Kick off the holiday season by joining us at Rosemont Hall on Friday, December 14th for an evening of carols and Christmas music – Carol along with George Scott & Mary Bennett! Seating is limited so be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased in person, at the Rosemont General Store and Kitchen or online with Snapd Tickets. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c349abe4a899a80b0e6d92aeb/images/70c9d448-71a0-40c2-bf8e-7e2bd8ed20ea.pngDonate non-perishable items and place it beneath our community tree, benefiting My Sister’s Place. A light family-style supper with Christmas treats is included! For more event details visit our event page.

Donation items needed are: Protein based items, school snacks, canned goods and full sized toiletries.


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New Council Takes Office

Living in the Hills of Mulmurby Ruth Rindinella

The rolling hills, a sea of green
And farmers fields, mixed in between

A sunset sky, spread out across the land
And peaceful silence across the Mulmur sand

Out on the Main Tract, many friends walk the trail
As the leaves fall from the trees, creating a vale

Over at the Pub, friends and family meet
Everyone is welcome, just pull up a seat

A community separated by lots of land
doesn’t seem so big when we all need a hand

Neighbours still help each other when in need
Working together, planting the friendship seed

Around the corner, driving down a winding street
Our Mayor and Council are getting ready to meet

Each with their own sense of style and wit,
Working together, at the table they sit

With coffee in hand, and hands at the ready
their focus is intense, their gaze is steady

Business is at hand, Mulmur is their heart
All are quite eager and ready to start

Eyes are wide open, as they all share a grin
Our Mayor calls to order and the meeting begins

It’s Better in Mulmur, I’m sure you’ll agree
And our Council will lead us to be the best we can be

At the end of the day, and at the root of it all
Everyone loves Mulmur, Spring, Summer Winter and Fall

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Ring In The Season With Friends and Neighbours

Mulmur Events Committee:  Saturday Dec. 8th

Don’t miss out on some great community spirit.  Email the township office info@mulmur.ca or call 705.466.3341 to secure your spot.  Tickets are $10, children under 12 are free.  Afterwards join us downstairs for some refreshments.


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Don’t Forget The Animals….

Silver Willow Farm Rescue in Mulmur needs your help with the hundreds of abandoned or abused animals we care for each day.   Please consider a gift of love this Christmas.

Horse feed and livestock and fowl grains, 2nd cut hay and straw or shaving bedding are in great demand throughout the winter.  We have a wish list set up at Sharpes Feed in Shelburne.

If you think you can provide some assistance for these innocent victims please contact us at silverwillowrescue@gmail.com

And visit us on Facebook
https://m.facebook.com/mac.epworth/

New Homes Needed For Ducks

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/homes-needed-for-100-rescued-ducks-in-ontario-1.4206359#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=GLIZVpE

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Caught On The #MULMURCAM

Relatives Visiting During the Holidays.

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What’s Happening In The Neighbourhood

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Be safe, be kind and spread your Mulmur spirit.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

November 2018

Chapter 11…November

November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

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November Fun Facts

  • November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar and has retained its name from the Latin novem, meaning “nine.”
  • In Finland, they call November marraskuu, which translates as “the month of the dead.” It is one of four months with a length of 30 days on the Gregorian, or modern, calendar
  • Parker Brothers introduced the world to the Monopoly game on November 5, 1935

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Gather To Remember: Honeywood Cenotaph

Sunday November 11th, 10:30am

Mulmurites are warmly invited to Honeywood to honour Remembrance Day together.   There will be a Remembrance Service on Sunday November 11 at the Honeywood Cenotaph beginning at 10:30, as part of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

The service is under the auspices of the  North Dufferin Community Centre Board of Management, with an open invitation to all who can attend.

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What’s Happening At The Museum

Sunday, October 28th  until December 23rd , 2018

Lifeactually – A Photography Exhibit – Photography by Pete Paterson

Life isn’t easy. We set goals, face challenges, overcome hurdles and try to hold onto our Vision. We keep going, because we each bring something to this world that no one else has in exactly the same way. Some of the greatest barriers people face are the stereotypes about what it means to have a developmental disability. These photographs remind us that there are more things that tie us together than hold us apart. They are about LIFE at its best – finding meaning and joy in our relationships, our work, our hobbies, and our communities. They are about the ways that we all contribute to making the world a stronger and more vibrant place.

Sunday November 11th,  10am

Opening of the Corn Flower Glass Gallery

In 2017, the Museum of Dufferin was successful in its application to the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program, and received a grant of $150,000 to be put towards a new and permanent Corn Flower Glass Gallery. Custom exhibit cases and state-of-the-art lighting show off the intricate details of the glass – each piece was hand-cut by talented craftsmen in the Toronto factory. The exhibition also features interactive displays, historic photographs of the Dufferin community, funky advertising materials and of course, the most rare, colourful and quirky Corn Flower glass (a toothpick holder shaped like a boot?!).

November 24 to December 9 /Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm / Sunday: Noon to 5 pm / Closed Monday

Holiday Treasures Arts and Crafts Sale

We endeavor to bring you the most unique offerings from artists creating wonderful gifts in clay, glass, wood, textiles, jewelry, paintings, folk art, photographs, note and gift cards, and much more.
For more information, please visit Facebook.com/MoDHolidayTreasures
Special Admission: $3.00 / Kids (1-12yrs) FREE

Sunday December 16, 1pm – 3pm

“Home for Christmas” Mono Christmas Party
Enjoy the music and talents of local artists as we celebrate the Christmas season together in the enchanting Corbetton Church on the MoD grounds. Refreshments and conversations to follow in the Museum. It’s a family affair so wear your comfy sweaters!
Tickets available at the door – $10.00
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Rosemont Is Getting Ready To Deck The Halls!

Relax and let us do the cooking!

Pre-order a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings for your holiday feast. Customize your meal with a selection of farm fresh vegetables and our famous housemade pies, then pick up your order at Rosemont Hall – It’s that easy.
thegloberestaurant.ca/holidaycatering
Contact us today for more information or to place your order!

705-435-1750 OR events@rhgroup.ca

PLEASE NOTE
Orders must be placed NO LATER than 5:00 pm on Monday, December 17th, 2018. PICK UP AT ROSEMONT HALL on Saturday, December 22nd, Sunday, December 23rd or Monday, December 24th (until 3:00pm)
Please indicate a pick up time, between 12:00pm & 5:00pm

PICK UP YOUR ORDER AT:
ROSEMONT HALL

Kick off the holiday season by joining us at Rosemont Hall on Friday, December 14th for an evening of carols and Christmas music – Carol along with George Scott & Mary Bennett! Seating is limited so be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased in person, at the Rosemont General Store and Kitchen or online with Snapd Tickets. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c349abe4a899a80b0e6d92aeb/images/70c9d448-71a0-40c2-bf8e-7e2bd8ed20ea.pngDonate non-perishable items and place it beneath our community tree, benefiting My Sister’s Place. A light family-style supper with Christmas treats is included! For more event details visit our event page.

Donation items needed are: Protein based items, school snacks, canned goods and full sized toiletries.

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Mulmur Gets A New Look

Signage Refresh
Over a year ago the Economic Development Committee took on the task of developing and creating an updated, cohesive look & feel for the township.  The project was focused on refreshing our Gateway and Hamlet signage.

This task involved interviewing and consulting with many different folks making up 5 different consumer market segmentations within Mulmur to get a better understanding of what people thought and how people feel about the township.  These consumer groups were made up of residents, farmers, old timers, small businesses and weekenders.

Over a period of several months information and data was captured to create a base-line for a creative brief.  The creative brief was designed as a starting point to outline all the different perspectives.  From this exercise we discovered 2 main insights that tie our community together.
1.  The People
2. The Landscape

These insights then became the foundation or building blocks for our creative process.  The process was laid out before council and a presentation was at Town Hall.  It was important reflect our community values and beliefs, honour our past in the present, and create something meaningful and relevant.

Over the course of the next several months you will slowly see the new visuals roll-out as we update road signs in the new year.  Here are some examples of what you will see.

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Bookworms Unite!

Authors In the Hills

Authors In The Hills of Mulmur group is…

1.  Accepting requests/ideas for authors to feature next summer
2.  Posting a book of the week each Saturday

Both activities happen on our Facebook page.
Get involved!
Follow and learn!

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorsInTheHillsOfMulmur/
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Not So Hollow Farm News

A big thanks to all of our customers for your support in 2018. The farm is now closed for the season and will reopen in spring 2019. See you next year!!

Viki’s Vegan Takeaway
We are still offering delicious, heat and serve vegan food this November. Please visit our website to find out more.
https://notsohollowfarm.ca/

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Give The Best Gift This Christmas:  Give The Gift of Mulmur!

It’s that time of year again…start thinking about what to give your weird sister or brother/kids for Christmas.  Don’t worry, we have some options for you….give the gift of Mulmur!

Dufferin County Goods Co. is taking special orders of custom hoodies and shirts.  Pick any design we have and put it on a hoodie or shirt.  Even our limited edition design!  Back only for the holidays.  If you want this one…email us.  Get your Christmas orders in now, before it’s too late.

Email or go to our website…Click the link below!

jeanette@dufferincountygoods.com

www.dufferincountygoods.com

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Did You Know…

That one of Mulmur’s best kept secrets is the beauty of the Dufferin County Forest.  In the 1930s council decided on a reforestation project.  Early European settlers cleared the land for crops, but after so many trees were removed, there was nothing to hold the light, sandy soil and mass erosion occurred by wind and water.  Hard to believe now, but the land was very barren and desert-like to the point where sand had to be plowed off Airport Road.  The Dufferin County Forest Main Tract consists of 607 hectares (1,501 acres) and was once home to a correctional facility that was built in 1970 and officially closed in 1996.  Today the Dufferin County Forest is a Mulmur gem used for a variety of recreational activities.  It is a great place to hike, bike, run and horseback ride.

Below is an image of Camp Dufferin – a forestry work camp for adults from the Guelph Correctional Facilty.

Photo Credit: MoD Collection P-4110 – Camp Dufferin, Mulmur, Spring 1996

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Take Time For You….

Take time to listen to ourselves, to each other and to the natural world.  Connect with Catherine (519) 925.8594for any questions or to meet about the chance to be part of this unique experience.

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Caught On The #MULMURCAM

Silver Willow Rescue Farm:  Open House.  Left over pumpkins and gourds help feed their animals.  Tons of pumpkins were dropped off!

Bear’s Love Honey….

Recently our friends at Heritage Bee have had a special visitor which they are hoping to find a new home.

Photo Credit:  Heritage Bee Co., Debbie Gray 2018

Valuable bear information: https://www.ontario.ca/page/prevent-bear-encounters-bear-wise


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What’s Happening In The Neighbourhood

Orangeville:  November 16th

Tractor Parade Of Lights:  8:00PM on Broadway

Have a tractor?  Own a farm?  Want to get involved?

Creemore:  Sunday November 25th
11:30am to 3:30pm

A Christmas Gathering – downtown Creemore Sunday Nov. 25 11:30-3:30
-live Reindeer and sleigh to visit and take photos
– hot spiced cider
– afternoon of holiday shopping
– window reveal at noon along Mill St and Caroline St.

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Support one another.

Take care of you and your neighbours!