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St. Thomas triathlete on the run in Cozumel - St. Thomas Times-Journal

Friday, September 30, 2016

The judges have sampled and spoken. And COREY FAIRS, a Niagara region resident, is recipient of the first MATT SOOS Scholarship, a $4,500 prize which memorializes Matt, a West Lorne native. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a graduate of the brewing program at Niagara College, where Matt graduated in 2014. He died in summer, 2015 following a sudden illness. The prize is to be given to the student who produces the best beer in a specialty brewing course at the school. And Corey’s Belgian IPA, one of 17 entries, was ajudged just that by a panel of five worthies including Peter Soos, Matt’s father, and Paul Corriveau, vice-president of Railway City Brewing, StT, where Matt worked a number of summers. To fund the scholarship, Matt’s friends and family joined his coworkers last fall at Muskoka Brewery, Gravenhurst, where he was a brewmaster, to brew and bottle a beer Matt developed at school. Proceeds from sales of 3,800 litres of Natterjack Toad, a Belgian Strong brewed with pistachios, as well as from a funder at Railway City Brewing, and a donation from Denning Funeral Chapel, along with $5,005 from the Soos family, generated $31,800 to underwrite the prize. Niagara College also is giving an annual gift. $5005? Highly readable Beer blogger Ben Johnson of London, Ont. (Ben’s Beer Blog) reports the family “awesomely” chose the number because it looks like SOOS.   * * * For four years, audiences of Port Stanley Festival Theatre’s annual PLAYWRIGHTS’ FESTIVAL have enjoyed sneak previews of new plays. Last fall, they applauded a reading of this summer’s hugely successful hit, The Birds and the Bees. The year before, artistic director Simon Joynes’ own Birds of a Feather. And previously, Bingo Ladies and Not In My Backyard. All of which continued on to full production. The Playwrights’ Festival is part of PSFT’s new play development program and following a week of workshopping this week with Joynes and actors, the fifth annual edition is 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) with a reading of Two Ships Passing, a new comedy by award-winning Dave Carley (and a sequel to his 1988 comedy, Midnight Madness staged a number of years ago in Port), and Saturday, with Five Alarm, a new comedy by new playwright Kristen DaSilva already announced for next season. Two Ships: “ … The play picks up the lives of a female judge and a male minister 10 years after their romance has flourished and then faded . . . opinions differ, issues are raised and sparks still fly!” Five Alarm: “Ava Rose has tried for 16 years to win the Wayne Rose Memorial Chili Cookoff to honour her father’s memory . . . A bitter foe, an addled assistant and a man from her past all conspire to leave the conclusion in doubt.” Following the readings, there’s a Q and A with the authors. Admission by donation, which PSFT has announced will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous benefactor who has pledged to match up to $100,000 in donations between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30. The newly announced Dollar for Dollar Donor Match Campaign supports PSFT’s Expand the Experience building program. Quoth theatre manager Melissa Kempf:/s...

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid whitetail deer hunter, traveling throughout United States and Canada hunting with his grandson, Kurt. Brian was a USCG Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for 15 years. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail Krauss Muehlman; his mother and step father, Margaret (Rex) Smith of Wexford; daughter, Candi (Joe) Landles of Evans City; step daughter, Becky Flagler of Pittsburgh; siblings, Connie Federbusch, Laurie (Ron) Mahen, and Mark (Pam) Muehlman, all of Mercer; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Mariah, Rayna, Seth, Brandon, Riley, Connor, Liam, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muehlman and his brother in law, Oscar Federbusch. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Brian's memory may be made to the Steven King Foundation, 621 Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randalman, NC 27317. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh. com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.Cecile was born on November 14, 1933 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Belanger) Villeneuve. She married Joseph Maugeri Jr. on February 21, 1958. He predeceased her on April 19, 1972. She later married Ivan Briggs on June 20, 1975. He predeceased her in June 2001.She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and spending time on social media.She is survived by her son Joseph Maugeri III and his wife Becky of Clayville, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Maugeri; a brother, Cyril and wife Sylvia Villeneuve and two sisters, Claudette Lefebvre and Bernadette Good as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Bernice Sequin and Marie Claire Payette.Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be share with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

He was heartbroken after failing his medical, but an English teacher told him that people would pay him to write. So he enrolled in the first journalism degree course taught at University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1948 and joining the newsroom of the Chatham Daily News.There, he worked under Richard "Dic" Doyle, but moved to Kirkland Lake when the Thomson newspaper chain made him editor-in-chief of the Northern Daily News. His time there was brief, however, as his girlfriend, Joyce Gordon, issued him an ultimatum: Northern Ontario or me. He chose her: they married in September 1952.In the meantime, he joined the newsroom of the Globe and Mail, where his mentor Doyle had been working for a year.As a reporter with the Globe, Davey covered national and international affairs, including the Suez Canal crisis, the St. Lawrence Seaway project and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program. During the 1957 federal election campaign, he recognized that Tory leader John Diefenbaker was gaining momentum and might actually win, and convinced his editors to allow him to stay with the Chief's campaign for 40 days. Clark Davey, former publisher of the Montreal Gazette, displaying a mock-up of the paper's new Sunday edition in 1988. Bill Grimshaw / The Canadian Press When Doyle became editor of the Globe in 1963, he chose Davey as his managing editor, and, according to Mills, the two raised the broadsheet's reputation from that of a local paper to a national one. Davey was managing editor for 15 years before joining the Vancouver Sun in 1978. He was publisher there until 1983, when he took over at the Gazette. He was publisher of the Citizen from 1989 to 1993. He was also president and chair of The Canadian Press, and co-founder and president of the Michener Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (...