May 9, 2013
Burgers, hotdogs, terrific hand cut fries, wraps, ice cream and on many weekends, hot, fresh, mini donuts. North end of Paisley Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 8pm……….Sorry can’t post any more….gotta go get me a burger! See you there!
May 9, 2013
It’s springtime, even in Grey and Bruce Counties and, after a long, hard winter there is no better way to dispense with hibernation than to assemble neighbours, friends and family in support of the local choir and take in the annual spring concert. As in previous years, the Paisley Concert Choir, under the skillful direction of Linda Finlay and alongside the confident accompaniment of Jane Siegel, has been hard at work knocking out a new repertoire of songs (along with some old favourites), designed to entertain and delight area residents over three magical, musical evenings. “Come To The Music” will be joyfully presented Friday May 24 in Hanover, Saturday May 25 in Owen Sound and Sunday May 26 in Paisley. All concerts start at 7:30pm.
True to the choir’s now 12-year tradition, audience members will be treated to an engaging blend of spiritual, sacred, popular and secular pieces. A particular stand out in this spring’s presentation will be Old Man River from the 1927 Hammerstein/Kern musical: Showboat. This musical lament contrasts the struggles and hardships of African Americans with the endless, disinterested flow of the Mississippi River and showcases a rare Bass solo. In keeping with the Broadway selections, the choir will bring its specific brand of musicality to the 1935 Porgy and Bess classic aria: Summertime, long considered to be George Gershwin’s finest song. A jazzy swing permeates the evening via Cole Porter’s medley from the Great American Songbook combining You do Something to Me and Night and Day and with Irving Berlin’s popular Blue Skies. Written in 1926 as a last-minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical, Betsy, “Blue Skies” outshone the short-lived musical and became an instant success. With all three of these jazz standards, the tight harmonies provide a lively bit of tuneful beguilement.
With its rendition of Make and Break Harbour, the Paisley Choir pays homage to the late, great, Canadian singer/songwriter, Stan Rogers. This sorrowful song about the dying of fishing traditions lauds the importance of the one-piston inboard engines known as the “Make and Break” engine and used by the Atlantic Canadian fishing communities. Make and Break Harbour is one of Stan’s classic folk songs and one the choir hopes its sensitive efforts does justice.
Along with the traditional Bass/Tenor selection and the Alto/Soprano offering will be some purely fun and nonsensical pieces like This Song Not Valid Without Coupon – otherwise known as The Disclaimer Song – an infuriating compilation of rules, restrictions and legalese delivered in a lively and humorous manner and Give Me A Choral Medley - a comical nod to every choir’s penchant for singing predictable medleys.
All and all, the assembled result of this year’s concert; “Come To The Music” is guaranteed to inspire, uplift and rejuvenate – if only just for those few, weightless hours of melodic elevation.
Tickets may be purchased at the door, through choir members or through participating area merchants in all three concert locations. And don’t forget, the Paisley Concert Choir welcomes new members without audition. If you become mesmerized by the concert and feel a driving urge to participate, check out the choir website at: www.paisleyconcertchoir.com
May 9, 2013
Rotary Palace, Saturday May 11, 8 AM
Get rid of some treasures! $10 a table!
Any one can come and shop ’til they drop!
April 23, 2013
The Paisley Friends of the Library are having a BBQ in front of the Paisley library from 11:00 – 2:00 – April 27. The Asst. Director of Library, Kathy Samson and the Arran Elderslie councillor for Paisley, Dan Kerr will be flipping burgers. There will be picnic tables there so people can sit and catch up on news. If you show your library card or sign up for one you get .50 cents off your purchase.
March 13, 2013
U6, U8, U10, U12
Paisley Community Centre
Volunteers needed. This call going to the whole community.
Paisley children need you and we thank you for volunteering in our community.
See The Village of Paisley FACEBOOK Page for pricing
March 7, 2013
Join us for Coldwater ‘s First Impressions of Paisley
In the spring of 2012, the Paisley & District Chamber of Commerce became involved in the First Impressions Community Exchange Program administered by the Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). This exchange helps communities to see themselves the way tourists, prospective businesses, relocating families, and non-local shoppers might see them.” Their first impressions of a community have a strong influence on their decisions to relocate or shop in our community,” according to Alicia Mariano, coordinator of Paisley’s F.I.C.E. team. “Or you may be unaware of aspects of your
community that may be unappealing in the eyes of outsiders. The exchange gives a community an objective assessment of its strengths and weaknesses, and gives participants a chance to gather ideas from other communities dealing with similar development issues.”
OMAFRA officials pair participating communities of a similar size and characteristics . In Paisley’s case, we were paired with the Village of Coldwater, located on the Coldwater River between Orillia and Midland. In July, our team visited Coldwater to get our first impressions of that community. Team members were Alicia Mariano, Mary Gail Johnston, Lewis Coffman, Melissa Kanmacher, Wendy Liddle, and Peter Steinacker (Arran-Elderslie councilor in charge of economic development ). Our visit was unannounced and we role-played as tourists, potential business owners, home buyers and relocating
family members. Each team member was provided with a detailed questionnaire which guided our observations and recordings. Upon returning to our home community, our team was responsible for collating our individual responses into a single document and power point presentation, the templates for which were provided by OMAFRA.
Late in January, three of Paisley’s visiting team members revisited Coldwater to present our first impressions of their village to their visiting team, the mayor and ward councilor, press, business owners and citizens at large. We were warmly received by an attentive, enthusiastic audience.
On Monday, March 18 the Coldwater team will present to us their first mpressions of Paisley as they saw it when they first visited last September. The two FICE teams will have lunch together and the presentation will begin at 1:30 at the Paisley Legion. We hope to be well represented by our business community, municipal government, service clubs and residents at large. Let’s show Coldwater a big Paisley welcome!
January 29, 2013
FEB 14, 2013
@ BACK EDDIE’SSing, finches and sparrows, the gilt bow and arrows of Eros are coming to town. Eddie knows lovin’ when push comes to shovin’, knows Cupid’s a cat of renown. And so, they’ve joined forces, set 4 smoochy courses, designed to keep lovin’ around.
Bruce County Beef Wellington – creates warm cozies in the bellington, known widely as a direct route to one’s heart .
Manitoulin Trout Citrus Almandine -laid out gently before you, on a bed of spiced rice. Whew, is it hot in here ?
Chicken Cordon Bleu -picture cozy bacon-wrapping around tender white breasts oozing gooey cheeses. -can induce open moaning.
Vegan Roasted Vegetable Pasta -creating this kind of wild veggie orgy can be risky, but in a good way, nudge, nudge.
Locavore lover , Ol’ Bob “Lover” Robb has promised to pick out some songs for the job of churnin’ the yearnin’ , and things of the like , for keeping the balance on that tandem bike . We are deep into winter, the snow is falling and so are the temperatures. So let’s turn up the heat and make some heart and belly warming plans for Valentine’s Day.
At Back Eddie’s we are rounding up the locavore love to create some spectacular dishes for you to enjoy. .
Price is $35/ person for a 4 course scrumptious meal. LCBO license for the night. We are going as local or at least as Ontario sourced for EVERYTHING as possible. 7 pm
We would appreciate your entree choice by Feb 11 so we can plan our numbers reply to this email, give us a call, 519-353-4787 or drop on in. Cheers
December 29, 2012
To all that have supported the businesses and events of 2012, thank-you. Those who put so much effort into making Paisley amazing in 2012, appreciate your support and wish you a Happy New Year. With your continued support, we feel sure that Paisley will continue to grow in 2013.
December 1, 2012
WANTED The visit of Mr and Mrs Santa Clause to Paisley for the parade on Nov 30 was marred by an incident of theft! Mrs Clause brought a box of cookies to thank the Johnston family for sponsoring the ice time. However, they went missing before she was able to get it to the Johnston’s. Of course, none of the Paisley children would have taken them. There was a confirmed sighting of the Grinch upstairs in the arena and he is the prime suspect at this time. Anyone with more information can call the police at 353-FUN or post the information on our Facebook page. The police are investigating further. Mrs Clause will be in the village again on Dec 7 for the Late Night Social. Santa has to be in the village to get his picture taken at Daydream Believers with Hics Pics photo studio and all the village children. Perhaps with any luck Mr. Grinch will also be in the area and they can talk it out. Dickie Bird, who will also be in town in sure to have some magic to reveal “who dun it”. We will have to watch the facepainting booth to make sure he doesn’t attempt to disguise himself. The police are putting on extra staff just in case the Grinch is unreasonable. The police feel that this is worthy of jail time. Councillor, Dan Kerr reminds us that it is Christmas and feels we should pardon the crafty green guy. What do you think? Friday, Dec 7 the debate will be on, in front of the police station. Maybe the kids would make him some cookies of his own and help him get in the spirit of Christmas. Perhaps some kind soul could bring a treat for Mrs Clause to give Paisley a better reputation with her. We don’t want the Clause couple to be nervous of coming to this village. We want lots of gifts at Christmas time, don’t we? See you Friday night at Paisley’s Late Night Social.
November 23, 2012
The Paisley Concert Choir celebrates another holiday season lifting their joyful voices in song and presenting “It’s Beginning to look Like Christmas’’.Nov. 30th in Hanover at St. Matthews Lutheran Church Dec.1st in Owen Sound at Georgian Shores United Church and Dec. 2nd in Paisley at Immanuel Missionary Church. All concerts start at 7:30pm.
This season’s concert blends traditional Christmas tunes with upbeat arrangements like “Jingle Bells” alongside Canadian songwriter, Connie Kaldor’s stirring “Wood River” and Canadian composer, Stephan Chapman’s hauntingly beautiful arrangement for the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Hearts will swell and it is doubtful there will be a dry eye during this solemn and moving piece.
A purely fun number to spice the evening up is Mark Weston’s “Christmas…..In About Three minutes”; a remarkable medley that manages to combine 23 carols within the one song. And, of course, no Paisley Choir concert would be complete without a lively selection of traditional spirituals. This year, the singers’ passion for gospel shines in numbers like “Where Are You Goin’, Brother” and Mark Hayes’ “Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child”.
Why not take in a choral presentation and recapture the true meaning of this special time of year? Just for those all too brief moments, block out the hyper commercialization of the season and open your hearts to the enchantment of song and the warmth of community. Come together with your neighbours, family and friends to share the unique magic and tuneful beauty of an evening of choral music with the Paisley Concert Choir.