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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bridgeview Community Outreach Program Christmas Gathering


The Bridgeview Community Outreach Program held their Christmas gathering this past Sunday at the former St. Mark's Church. Here is an email I received from Rita Higgins along with some pictures from the event.

"The Bridgeview Community Outreach Program Inc., held it's annual Christmas Dinner on December 7, 2014.  It was a great success!

There aren’t enough words to describe the wonderful day we had! Everyone had a great time! Thanks to all those who attended! 

Firstly, THANK YOU Pastor Patrick of Adullum Church of God for reading us the true meaning of Christmas in The Book of Luke Chapter two and for the use of the hall and kitchen!

THANK YOU Mike Dumont who got the pilot light in the oven to light!! Without that, the dinner would not have been the success it was!

THANK YOU Linda Hill for the donation of vegetables and deserts!

THANK YOU to Tammy Murray who came through with side dishes and desert, serving, and clean up.

THANK YOU George Baldwin who ran to the Dollar Store for various forgotten items and additional last minute gifts!

THANK YOU Becca Alb, for all the help in the kitchen, and random photo taking!

THANK YOU Joe Boca for taking the photos of the kids with Santa, and helping Lucas peel all those potatoes!!

THANK YOU Zelka Trepanier for the Christmas cake!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Joan Mavrinac, who came through with hams, and was a TROOPER, to say the least, in the kitchen during and after dinner, replacing food, and doing dishes!

Lastly, THE BIGGEST THANK YOU to my husband, Cary Higgins (A.K.A. “Santa”), for being THE BEST Santa we’ve ever seen! You were fabulous! The kids loved you, and so did the parents! (I do too :) )

There was a ton of left-over food and deserts, so we packed it up, and donated it all to The Welcome Centre Shelter for Women! They were very thankful!! The extra canned goods were donated to the church, as they want to start a food bank! We are already looking forward to next year!


Bloomfield House and STAG Events

See the two upcoming events for the Bloomfield House and STAG. I received an email from a west-end resident regarding these events.

Sandwich Medical Laboratory


I received the following email from an employee at the Sandwich Medical Laboratory. It is a reminder of their hours and services. See below:

Did you know that a Lab opened at 3211 Sandwich Street? The same building as the IDA pharmacy.
They do blood work and heart monitor tests and specimen collection.
Parking is FREE
The wait time is minimal.  Why are you still going downtown for your blood work?
If we do not use the services in our own neighbourhood, than they will close.  We do not want to lose another business. Do we?
The girls that work there are friendly, fast, professional and welcoming.  Most people don't even feel them put the needle into your arm.   
The Sandwich Medical Laboratory is on facebook too.
Just bring a blood requisition from any doctor.
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 4pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 3pm
No appointment Needed.  Walk in only
FREE parking.  Minimal wait time.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Garage and Car break-Ins


I received two separate emails from two residents over the past month, one on Bloomfield and the other on King St., stating that there were a few break-ins occurring in the neighbourhood. On Bloomfield, it was a garage that was broken into and on King St., it was cars that were parked on the road.

Please contact police and report these crimes when they occur. You could also call Crime Stoppers as they too are an invaluable service to our community. Here is their website for more info: catchcrooks.com


BFI Canada and Forster Secondary may be sold to the Ambassador Bridge Company


Please check out this article below from the Windsor Star discussing the potential sale of BFI Canada and the adjacent Forster high school in Sandwich Town.

Forster and BFI may soon fall into Moroun's hands

Sandwich Town Post Office to Become Coffee Shop


Please see the link below from CBC Windsor. It looks as though the Sandwich Town Post Office will become a coffee shop with possible apartments on the top floor. This could be a great community use!

Sandwich Town Post Office to Become Coffee Shop