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July 6th, 2014

Blues legend to play the Granada Theatre this week

July 6, 2014

Born in 1933, John Mayall, sometimes called the Godfather of British Blues, is going on 81 years old. Before he gets to his 81st birthday, however, the Officer of the Order of the British Empire has 65 stops to make on a tour that takes him across Canada, the United States, Britain, and several other parts of Europe, one of which lands him at Sherbrooke’s Granada Theatre as a part of the Sherblues and Folk Festival. Now roughly fifty years into his professional career, Mayall shows no signs of slowing down, having just released a new album, A Special Life, last month.

Burrough’s Falls landmark torn down

July 6, 2014

The large brick tower at the intersection of highways 143 and 141, a landmark familiar to residents in the area, was torn down on Friday.
The tower, built by Hydro-Quebec in 1929, was a surge chamber. Its purpose was to control the water pressure headed to the turbine. When the pressure was too great, water would be diverted to the tower, climbing in a vertical wave and slowing momentum.

North Hatley Golf Club tees-off with novel concept

July 6, 2014

The North Hatley Golf Club has organized an exclusive course to accommodate young golfers in their development. The “first drive,” is a 9 holes experience specifically oriented to fledging golfers. Club Manager Louis Grenier and Superintendent Tony Card have collaborated to initiate a unique concept that acknowledges the discrepancies in the abilities of practiced and novice golfers.

July 4th

HADDON , Eileen "Terry" (nee George)

July 4, 2014

Eileen Mary Lillian Theresa Haddon, née George. Terry was born in London, England on September 29, 1923 and arrived in Canada as a War Bride in 1946. Terry passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 surrounded by love.

STUART, Vivian (Cass)

July 4, 2014

Vivian (Cass) Stuart passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 2, 2014 at the Long Care Unit Centre in Magog.

July 3rd

Community Aid finds a new home

July 3, 2014

Lennoxville and District Community Aid is now established in its new home and is already back at work serving its clientele. The announcement was made at a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon at the organization’s new headquarters, situated in suite 104 of the building at 164 Queen Street.

Lac Mégantic marks tragedy on weekend

July 3, 2014

Lac-Mégantic, this weekend wears two faces. One looks back at that tragic train accident and oil explosion that cost the lives of 47 friends and family members, just one year ago July 6. The other looks forward to reconstruction, and some way of grasping hold of life again, although forever changed.

39th Pif Classic slo-pitch tournament is on the fast track

July 3, 2014

In its 39th annual edition, 33 men and women teams from across North America have registered to participate in the annual Vacances Transat Pif Classic slo-pitch tournament. The novel affiliation of the American USSSA contingent to the contest bracket has led to significant enhancement in the quality of play and entertainment.
“The Pif is more vibrant than ever,” said event president Marco Leclerc.

Plane makes emergency landing in Brigham

July 3, 2014

A component failure forced the pilot of a small plane to make an emergency landing Thursday morning in Brigham, with no injuries to the two occupants.
The aircraft was flying over the area when a problem occurred at about 10:30. “A component of the aircraft overheated,” said SQ Estrie spokesperson Sgt. Aurélie Guindon. “The pilot decided to try to land on a road, but the plane lurched slightly into a field after landing. This was an emergency landing, not a plane crash.” The landing rook place on Brigham Road near Ch. Curé-Godbout in Brigham.

Christine Runs: Doug Milne, PGA Tour Communications Manager, excels in his drive for running

July 3, 2014

“Success isn’t contingent on what anyone else does. Success is based entirely on how you feel about yourself. That’s where drive and attitude develops.”

-- Doug Milne – Communications Manager
for the PGA Tour

In an exclusive interview for The Record, Milne shares his thoughts on measuring one’s successes. Here is Milne’s compelling story is in his own words:
As I reach the halfway point in the year, there are a few highlights I’d like to quickly reflect upon. My reason for doing so is not to boast of the things I’ve done, but to point out the things anyone can do.