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This & That in Town June 12, 2024

Earthquake near Franklin

The United States Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude 2.5 earthquake took place around 8:51 p.m. on June 4, about nine kilometres south of the municipality of Franklin near Churubusco, New York. The quake happened at a very shallow depth of 7.5 km and was felt widely across the Valley as a mild or very weak shaking in the area.

‘Let’s Visit our Seniors’

The Comité de concertation des aînés du Haut-Saint-Laurent with the Générations engagées project is holding the 8th edition of this challenge, to be held from June 1 to 30. Visit seniors as a family or in a group! You can contact senior centres to organize activities or chat with residents.

The Saracens Summer Market

A summer market organized by Ormstown Saracens Rugby, and featuring over 25 vendors, will take place at CVR on June 15 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. At 11 a.m., youngsters aged 6 to 14 can try their hand at rugby during a free open practice. For more info, find the Ormstown Saracens on Facebook, or email

Travelling art show events

“Gueulart en Cavale” opens Sunday, June 16, 2024, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall (10 King Street) in Huntingdon. The exhibition features work by 10 artists and will continue until July 14, open every Saturday and Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m. and during the week by reservation. Entrance is free. The opening will include a musical performance by singer/songwriter John Speed, accompanied by Nicole Poissant. On June 29 at 1:30 p.m., immerse yourself in the world of artistic collage with Ghyslaine Payant. On July 7 at 1:30 p.m., enjoy The Fabulous Marsh by filmmaker André Desrochers, about legends and natural treasures of the region.

CISSSMO holiday hours

Area hospitals will be closed on Monday, June 24, except for the emergency departments. Huntingdon CLSC reception and mobile nursing care will run from 8 a.m. until noon. Saint-Chrysostome CLSC is closed for the holiday; Chateauguay CLSC services will be available from 8 a.m. until noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. except for lab services.

CVR Spartans b-ball camp

Registration is now open for the Spartans basketball camps running June 25-26-27. Cost is $140. Email; more info is on CVR’s Facebook page.

Ormstown strawberry social

Deliciousness to benefit St. Paul’s United Church occurs on Thursday, June 27, at MacDougall Hall (17 Lambton Street) from 5 to 7 p.m. Take out only; cost for adults $10 and children (5-10) $6.

Hemmingford Legion chicken BBQ dinner

Enjoy another delicious chicken dinner at the Hemmingford Legion on Saturday, June 29. Reservations only; call Lise Brown at 514-705-2192 by Friday, June 28, to reserve your large half-chicken, baked potato, gravy, coleslaw, dinner roll, and dessert, all for only a $20 donation. Pickup is from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall (486 Rue Champlain). All welcome! Thank you for supporting the Legion.

Collection for Guatemala discovery trip

École Arthur-Pigeon students will be collecting bottle caps, aluminum cans, water-wine-beer bottles, medicine containers, wine bottles, bread tags, aluminum can tabs, etc. on June 29 at 822 Route 138 in Godmanchester, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in collaboration with the Genie in a Bottle project.

Franklin United Church closing

On June 30, Franklin United Church will hold its closing service, beginning at 11 a.m. and finishing at noon. A lunch and time of fellowship will follow. Everyone welcome.

39th Annual Valley Flower Show

This showcase of green thumbery and floral artistry will be happening at the Ormstown rec centre (87 Roy Street) on Saturday, July 27. The theme is “Flowers Through the Seasons.” For information, check out, Facebook, and Instagram, or write For exhibit tags, please call Heidi Rankin 450-829-3039 or Judy Doucette 450-829-3742.

Seventy years of camping Scouts

Dunn Memorial Scout Camp in Powerscourt will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on August 17 with a corn roast and more. Look for the Facebook page or contact

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