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Harbour-Egmont Highlights: Bargain Barn losing its children’s section

Also, People’s Choice Show and Shine is Sunday
Happy young sister and little brother sitting together on the bed and packing clothes, toy the donation box for donation.
For insurance reasons, the Bargain Barn will no longer sell second-hand children's merchandise.

Friday night, yes tonight, Aug. 5, the School of Music Coffee House will once again feature fantastic coastal talent Soleil Duo, Nancy Pincombe and Kenneth Norman Johnson and solo artist David Jones. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music at 7:30 p.m. $10 suggested minimum donation at the door. Masks required. Bring your own coffee as the kitchen is closed. 

Sunday, Aug. 7, The Rotary Club of Pender Harbour presents the 17th Annual People’s Choice Show and Shine at the Royal Canadian Legion in Madeira Park. Bring the family and vote for your favourite car and cycle. Inside the air-conditioned Legion, more fun, food, 50/50 and meat draw. All makes of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. Registration is 9 to 11 a.m. Showtime 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry fee $25. All proceeds go to Rotary community projects in the harbour. 

Pender Harbour Music Society’s Midsummer Chamber Music Weekend has two wonderful concerts for you: Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. the Vetta String Quartet and Sunday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. The Four Jays. Check out the PHMS website for more details and ticket purchase 

Tickets are selling out so get yours now for A Summer Night Dance Party Friday Aug. 9 with Cannery Row featuring Gary Comeau, Tim Hearsey and Chris Nordquist at the Pender Harbour Community Hall. Hosted by the Pender Harbour Blues Society. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. Purchase online at 

Seniors Initiative activities for this month include Carpet Bowling, Wednesdays 1 to 3 p.m. and chair yoga, Mondays, and Fridays 11 a.m. to noon with Kristin Tracey. Both activities at the Pender Harbour Community Hall, drop-in fee $3. 

Harbourside Friendships, Thursday. Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon is all about Jeopardy played Harbour Friendships style. Come get in the game! 

There are some things that happen in life that hit me as being so very wrong and this is going to the top of the list. Announcement this week from our cherished Bargain Barn: “It is with heavy heart that we are informing our community that as of our 2022 insurance renewal, we are unable to get coverage for selling second-hand children’s merchandise. This is more than disappointing to the Auxiliary’s Board who operate the Bargain Barn as we have always felt that children’s wear and toys were so valued by our customers.”  A search for a new insurer is under way. Until then there will not be a children’s department at the Barn.  

Once again, we are losing an especially important person on the Coast here in our community. The amazing groomer Amy Robinson of Amy’s Doggy Spa is forced to move after being given notice by her landlord to be out by the end of August. Many of us are upset and saddened to see her go. Most don’t know that Amy, a single mom, is always helping those in need. One time I recall her getting a work crew together to do a large yard clean-up for one of her elderly clients who was going through cancer treatments. Thank you, Amy for all the goodness and outstanding service. We and our furkids will miss you. Maybe a miracle will happen and you will stay. Paws crossed. 

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