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December 2004

Hello to Court, Grace, Darla, Earon and the rest of "my" gang on the Miramichi. Just thought I'd fill you in. I received all my parcels many thanks, and we are hunkered down now (- 40 with the wind-chill) and looking forward to the seafood chowder tomorrow night. Rob and I will have a cup of grog with a few toasts to all our friends and family. Mom, I dropped some cabbage rolls off to Aunt Shirley yesterday, she sure was happy to have them. Anyways, miss you all and love you even more. -- Glenda, Rob, Caliegh, and Morgan (Thunder Bay)

"Guns & Hoses" Blood Donor Clinic, Moncton, N.B. - Codiac Regional RCMP and Moncton Firefighters are sponsoring the third annual GUNS & HOSES blood donor clinic Thursday December 23, 2004, 12:00-03:00 PM and 04:30-07:00 PM at Global Festival Place, 120 Westmoreland Street. For more information call 1-888-2-DONATE

News for Blue Cross extended healthcare carriers. Online billing is now available, which means no money out of your pocket. This year's coverage ends December 31, 2004. We offer Therapeutic / Deep tissue massage, Remedial exercise for back pain sufferers, and Heat therapy for pain. Visit Massageworks and Wellness Centre, behind the mall in Douglastown.
Tel. (506) 773-3358. Gift certificates are also available.

Wishing everyone back on the Miramichi a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Special hello to my cousin Kathleen Shannon, our dear friends from the RBC Royal Bank Miramichi and Pat Daley . We miss you all. -- Mac and Pat MacKenney in Moncton

The theme: Miramichi Memories. Well these two kids have a lot of memories of the Miramichi where their nana and gramp, Evelyn and Raymond Malley, live. They love the Ritchie Wharf and the boardwalk. They love camping at the Enclosure Campground and eating at Dairy Queen. They love driving to Chatham to see our friends Brian and Marge. We love the Miramichi. -- Tammy Clinch

November 2004

Karaoke Talent Search at Flo's Hide A Way (Enclosure Campground), 8 Enclosure Road, 9pm-1am SATURDAYS. The second week will be November 13/04. Weekly Prizes. Top Prize of $500 cash will be awarded after 12 weeks. Second Prize is $250. Two finalists will be chosen at the end of the night for 6 weeks and then they will compete against one another until the 12th week. Come on in and have some FUN! For any questions regarding the contest call (506)622-0680.

A Penny Sale will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, November 14th, at St. Patrick's Church in Nelson. Over $1000 in prizes! A Penny Sale combines the fun of an auction with the luck of a raffle. Tables filled with prizes are displayed and tickets are sold on the tables. All of the tickets bought for each table are placed in a container. Prizes are displayed one at a time, and a winning ticket is drawn from the drum. Several chances to win! Canteen on site. For more information telephone 506.622.5733.

On behalf of my mother I am trying to locate Mr Eric Andrews from Newcastle NB. He was a soldier in the Canadian army. He was in the Netherlands (Europe) in the summer of 1945. His brother died in the war in Italy. My Mother, who is 81 years old, has a personal message for him (or his children): she wants to show him her gratitude.
With kind regards,
Paul van Hooff
The Netherlands

Anyone on the Miramichi have info on the Old Schoolhouse on Regent St. in Newcastle? Why? Who went to school there? When it was built? Etc. Last I heard Stothart Hardware owned it. Love to hear about it.
Thank you,
Wilbert Savoy

Attention fans of REGAL Greetings & Gifts: Do you want to look at a Regal catalogue but don't know a Regal representative? Are you excited to see what's new in the 2004 Holiday Gift Catalogue? Do you like looking through a catalogue at your own pace? Are you from the Miramichi, or surrounding area? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then visit my website at You'll find the complete Regal Greetings & Gifts 2004 Holiday Gift Catalogue with an easy-to-use online order form. If you have any questions email Joy at

I want to talk to some of my dear friends from the Miramichi. I live in Ontario now, and have been for the last 40 years. I want to know if there is anyone that wants to contact me and chat about my hometown, Chatham. Email

Community Meeting
"Save $100,000,000.00" in Miramichi
Hosted by: Save the Kraft Mill Committee
7:00 p.m. - Newcastle Legion
Monday, November 8, 2004
Tentatively there will be a March at 6:00 p.m. from the Miramichi Mall to the Legion, this will be confirmed.

October 2004

Hi there all you Miramichers. It's been about 40 years since I moved from there, but I love my friends from the river and would like to contact someone from there. Email me at
-- Diane Savoy (nee Duplessis)

October 20th the Art Gallery at University of Moncton will host a reading by Greg Hollingshead from his new book 'Bedlam.' It's at 11:15 am, part of the writers with lunch series.

YOU ARE INVITED TO A FALL SHOWCASE & SALE on Saturday, November 6th, from 10 am to 2 pm at Rodd Miramichi. Consultants will be on hand from each of the following: Creative Memories, Gracie's Glass, Fifth Avenue Collection Jewellery, Richmont Direct, Tupperware Home & Gift Collection, and Aloette. There will be product displays, sale items, door prize draws and FREE gifts for the first 50 guests! For more information, contact Karen Locke at 1-866-876-3848 or Hope to see you there!

The Mactaquac Country Chamber of Commerce presents the 1st Annual Artisan’s Sale on the lawns of Kings Landing Historical Settlement Thanksgiving weekend, October 9-11. Artisans who create and produce fine crafts will set up outside the Visitor Reception Centre. Organizers welcome vendors who design and create (in Canada) the items to be sold. A maximum of 75 booth spaces sized 10 ft. by 10 ft. will be available. Registration is $100. Interested vendors are encouraged to call the Chamber office at (506) 575-9622 and ask for an application. Electricity is not available at this location. Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs, canopy, etc. Vendors of food items must provide the proper NB Department of Health license. Visit us on the web

Katimavik in Town!
A group of 11 young participants from the Katimavik program hailing from as far away as Vancouver, BC, to St. John's, NF, arrived in Miramichi on September 8th. Over the course of nine months, Miramichi will have the opportunity of having three groups experience it's richness and warmth. These young men and women age 17 to 21, will spend their time working with local non-profit organisations through Canada's leading national youth service program. The Katimavik participants will be making a significant contribution to improving the community of Miramichi by working on a volunteer basis with the following community organisations: Mount Saint Joseph, Croft Elementary School, Dr. Losier Middle School, Caring Friends, Carrefour Beausoleil, and Miramichi Senior Citizens Home. Katimavik offers many ways for community members to get involved with the program and to get acquainted with these young volunteers from across the country. Billeting a Katimavik participant for 2 weeks between October 15th and 29th is a great way to travel without leaving home! Call Beth Amiro at (506) 773-3545 to learn more about how you can be involved.

September 2004

Miramichi Crime Stoppers & Chatham Lions Club present the first annual Fall Model Train Show on Saturday, September 18th, beginning at 10: 00 AM in the Chatham Lions Club (corner of Wellington & Cunard Street across from Kingston's Car Wash). You will see operating layouts in G, O & HO scale. Railroading sales & display table. Over 30 displays. Three trolley cars will run from 10:30am to 3:00pm on Saturday between the Newcastle train Station and the old Chatham Station, (where Choo Choo's is now located). Passengers can get on at either end. There will be a small fee to ride the trolleys. Admission to the show is $3 for adults, students $2, Children under 12 free. Canteen on site. Do you have a working layout? Contact Blake Johnstone 773-6859 to bring your display.

How far can you fling a pumpkin? Find out at New Brunswick's 2nd Annual Fling-A-Pumpkin Contest! Use a 12-foot trebuchet (and your knowledge of aerodynamics, friction and trajectory!) to fling your pumpkins closest to a target positioned 200 ft away in the Miramichi River. Prizes, give-aways, entertainment, refreshments and an afternoon of good old-fashioned fun awaits you. Bring the whole family. Brought to you by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of NB. New for 2004 — Mini Trebuchet Pumpkin Fling, A Worst Fling Prize and Face Painting & Pony rides for the kids. 1:00pm to 4:00pm Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Waterford Green in Miramichi (exit #119 & #120 off Hwy 11). Cost: $5 per pumpkin toss. Seven pumpkin trophies & prizes will be awarded. Proceeds for the New Brunswick Kids Breakfast Program. Presented by: APEGNB, Sunny Corner Enterprises Inc, TheRiver 993, Burger King, Bremner Farms Ltd.

Celebrate the grand opening of Nine Pine Truck Burger at 59 Main Street in Blackville on Saturday, September 11th. There will be draws for gas gift certificates, restaurant gift certificates, balloons for the kids and hot dogs. Also offering Full Gas Service at Self serve prices!

The Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown, New Brunswick, will host its
2004 Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, October 1, 2004, at 6:30 p.m., in
the River Room of the Museum. The 2004 Inductees will be J. W. (Bud)
Bird, Conservationist, from Fredericton, NB; George Wilson Campbell,
Guide, from Warwick Settlement, NB; and The Lyons’ Den – Outfitters
honouring the late William Hazen Lyons formerly of Carrolls Crossing, NB
and Calvin Oppman Lyons of Doaktown, NB. Guest speaker will be Stephen
Chase, Senior Advisor, Fisheries and Oceans, Gulf Region. A limited
number of tickets are available, please call (506) 365-7787.

There will be a Benefit Concert & Dance for the Miramichi Branch of the
SPCA at the Sunny Corner Lions Centre on Saturday September 11th. From 7 pm until 10 pm various local entertainers including Amy & Friends, The
Gillis Family and Mike MacKenzie will perform. An adult dance will
follow from 10 pm until 1 am with music by Good Times. Admission costs
$5. Donations of $5 or more excluding regular admission are eligible for
a tax receipt. Once the SPCA building is moved to the land, funds will
be depleted and public support will be needed to keep this animal
shelter open. Enjoy a fun evening of great music and help the Miramichi
SPCA raise the roof! The Miramichi SPCA is a registered charity. The
SPCA receives on average 25 complaints of animal cruelty every month and
new reports of abandoned animals every week.

August 2004

There will be a "Save Our Hospital" rally on Wednesday, September 1st, beginning at 7:30 front of Region 7 Hospital. Minister Elvy Robichaud will be meeting with the Miramichi Regional Health Authority Board to discuss the board’s position on the recommended “Cuts.” Please come show your support for the Board’s position on accepting “no cuts.” The public can make a difference.

This is Roger Amos out in Chilliwack B.C. I would like to hear from people on the Miramichi. Email me at

A very happy yet belated Birthday wish to my mom, Marie Plourde.
Love your daughter, DeAnna, Ken, Dakota, Jeffrey and Adam

A Scrapbooking Workshop/Beginner Class will be held at the Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown on August 16th from 7pm-10pm. The cost is $10 or only $5 each when you bring a friend. To register or for more information contact Karen at (506) 832-4967 or email

July 2004

CONGRATULATIONS to Sharon(Legresley) and Louis Doiron who were married on July 9 2004, in Chatham Head. All the best in the future. -- Keith and Lois

Hello to the beautiful Miramichi and to Bread 'n Molasses! Mr. Willis Hamilton has a new edition of "OLD NORTH ESK" on the Miramichi coming out around September 1st. Anyone interested in getting a copy should send an e-mail requesting one to:  This new book has 593 pages and approximately twice as much text as the previous editions. It also has a 20 page glossary and a number of photos while the previous editions had none. The book will be available in a pictorial softcover and also in a hardcover edition with a pictorial jacket. There is no price for this book at this time.
Thank you to D. Mullin for the information and to the editor of Bread 'n Molasses, Frank (Matchett) Springer

June 2004

Creative Memories markets a complete line of photo safe scrapbook albums and supplies, and requires self-motivated individuals to instruct in small group presentations. Contact Karen Locke for more information regarding this business opportunity. 1-866-876-3848 or

I saw in your article a reference to The Crust Man. My Mother would often recite this verse to us children. I have tried to find the origin of it but have never had any success. Do you know anything about it? It is the first time anybody has even heard of it!

Thanks Teresa

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Grammie made reference to the Crust Man in one of her columns. This rhyme had been passed down through generations of her family, however, she doesn't know where it originated from. If any of our readers do know where this came from, please email us at and let us know.)

Breanna Underhill

Breanna Leigh Underhill was born on April 23, 2004 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton.She weighed 5 lbs. 8 ozs. and her Mommy and Daddy are Andrea and Darren Underhill and her proud grandparents are Kenneth & Lois Sturgeon and Brian Underhill of Gray Rapids & Cindy Gillis of Quarryville.

March 2004

Introducing Cole Christian Bourque, 8 lbs 4 oz son of Michael and Hanna Bourque
Grandson to Patrick and Lois Bourque & Karen and Gary Bialik
Great Grandson to Ray and Joan Cripps
March 15th, 2004  

Happy Easter/Birthday on April 11 to our Mother, Joyce Hambrook in Blackville, New Brunswick. What a treat it was to find out about your newsletter!  I look forward to each and every issue.
-- Gwen (nee Hambrook), Jay and Alex Cober
Lodi, California

MY name is Natasha Clinch. My daddy Ralph Clinch(Mcallister) is so proud of me. I was born on February 1st, 2004 and weighed 7lbs and 7 ounces. Hi to all my relatives -- Malleys, Matchetts,Mcallisters, Jardines, and many more.

Nora Claire Mclennan was born on February 13th, 2004. Proud parnets are OCTAVAIS & JAMES MCclennan. Octavais was a Mcallister and we once lived in Red Bank and Newcastle.

Would like to wish my sister Crystal a Happy Birthday on March 17th, From
her family in Parry Sound, Ontario. And a big hello to everyone in the Baie,
from Marsha , John and Family.

February 2004

Hi from Jamie Keenan in Regina, Sk.  I was looking to see if there will be a
20 year high school reunion this summer.  CLASS of 84.  If you have any news
let me know

A milestone to commemorate — a 70th wedding anniversary. Best wishes to Rex and Hilda McDermaid of 42 Chatham Avenue in Miramichi. February 18th marks this momentous occasion. Warm greetings and Congratulations from Bob and Sue in Timmins, Ontario.

I am searching for people who graduated from UMRHS in 1980. Get in contact with Roger Amos in Chilliwack B.C email Thanks

January 2004

"I’d like to say hello to fellow Miramichier's back home and wish you all the very best in 2004. Hello especially to John Kenny's family!!
-- Harold Kenny of Calgary, Alberta

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