As I prepare my column, Tuesday, March 30, the unbelievable, unwarranted words from John Horgan echo in my ears and I feel sickened and angered by such a hurtful attack on younger people. In our community the frontline soldiers, many from the targeted group, have provided top drawer essential services during the pandemic. They have provided not just our material needs but have gone above and beyond with kind, caring upbeat conversation and we know behind the mask is a warm, wonderful smile. You have brought us through these trying times safely, generously giving happiness and lifting spirits daily when you are surely tired and stressed. We thank you and so appreciate all you do.
With indoor dining on hold for three weeks we, the local patrons, are incredibly lucky to have such great eateries to order take-out from. Our local favourites – Mammas Japanese, Tony’s Triple Bs, Java Docks, Euspiria, Harbour Pizza, The Grasshopper, The Back Eddy and Grill It! – have their menus posted on their websites and Facebook pages. Do remember to tip. It may be take-out but the overhead expenses are the same, your delicious delights are ingredients that were shopped for, prepped, cooked, packaged and served safely to you.
The Bargain Barn has many special Easter items for sale. Impress the Easter Bunny with something from their great range of women’s spring and summer clothing. Drop by the Legion Saturday from noon until 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 3 is also the season opener for Madeira Market hosted by the Pender Harbour Community Club, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside in the courtyard behind the Hall. Shop for Easter treats, springtime bouquets, plants and early-bird dahlia tubers. Rachel Rockstar will have a fantastic collection of her amazing painted rocks. Huckleberry Studio is back with beautiful pottery collectibles. New vendors are always welcome. Are you a non-profit wanting to share your good work? Please join us. Call 604-989-0851 to book a space. $10 per space. $20 for table and tent.
Can you tell it is Easter time? There are colourful eggs on display throughout our community. These represent the “Good Eggs,” volunteers and organizations doing good deeds. Last count there were over 65 organizations.
Seniors, you must be feeling relieved to have been vaccinated. Time to deal with those other medical appointments and need transport? Call our community coordinator at the PH Health Centre at 604-251-7488 every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the following week and if you have questions. There is a fee for this service.
Stay safe, everyone. Have a happy, healthy Easter.
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