Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday December 16, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen

It’s very difficult to focus on Christmas when we are still trying to fathom the gun tragedy in Newtown. Our hearts go out to our American neighbours. We will all gather our children and loved ones more closely to us this holiday season.

Monday December 17th at 7:00 pm is Midland Council.  Another long agenda but with all sorts of interesting items:
-          Three presentations including the annual Awards of Merit and the 2013 budget. (The budget will only be passed in part as the Police Services budget, currently at a 5.6% increase, will be held over to the new year.)
-          Three deputations including one by Out of the Cold and a discussion on low water levels in the Great Lakes by Mary Muter
-          A Public Meeting to obtain input on transit and planning fee changes
-          Direction to set up a Public Meeting to gain input on allowing stores to open on three more statutory holidays.

Host Fred Hacker interviews Jerrold Karch live on stage at the MCC at 7:30 pm on Tuesday December 18th.  Jerrold grew up in Midland and the conversation will reflect on Jerrold's experiences as a young man in a Jewish family in the Midland of the 1950s and 1960s.  The theme of this edition is  'Growing up Jewish in Midland ….. and Other Anxieties'.  Jerrold is an actor, an author, an educator, a raconteur and a very amusing guy! Tickets available at the MCC.

Wednesday December 19th at 11:00 am at the Mountainview Mall the Salvation Army kicks it’s Toy Drive into high gear.  Then at 4:00 pm at Town Hall is the meeting of the Police Service Board.  Discussion items will include:
-          The 2013 budget
-          Traffic congestion at Leitz Rd and Yonge St.
-          A presentations on improving community safety (at 6:00 pm)

Then Town business really starts to gear down for Christmas. The Town offices will be closed starting Monday December 24th until January 2n. And if you are planning on shopping downtown this Saturday, look forward to being entertained by the caroling Vox Huronia.

Gord McKay

Be part of Midland’s exciting Year of Having Fun - 2012.


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