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    uxbridge town talk

    taylor tree farm | its winter! | butter tarts | yarn ball ornaments

    Volume 7 | Issue 10 | December 2015

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    for a chance to WIN up to $10,000 in Shop local bucks! There will be 5 lucky winners; 2 - $500 Early Bird Winners, along with a $1,000, $3000 & $5000 WINNER in January! It pays to THINK UXBRIDGE FIRST!

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    v o l u m e 7 | i s s u e 1 0 | d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 5

    7 11 13

    STAFFManaging Editor: Elaine LeighGraphic Designer: Sandi LeighSales Manager: Sandi Leigh

    CONTRIBUTORSDarrin DavisMackenzie BradshawDorothea HelmsPamela BeachSamantha SmithWIlliam Ducey

    COVER PHOTOJohn Cavers | Local Photographer

    CONTACT USPhone: 905 862 3747Email: info@uxbridgetowntalk.comwww.uxbridgetowntalk.com

    MAILING ADDRESSPO Box 1035, Uxbridge ON L9P 1N3

    OFFICE ADDRESS24 Toronto St. N., Unit 3Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E6

    facebook.com/uxbridgetowntalk twitter.com/uxtowntalk

    contents

    Pick up copies at: Zehrs,Vinces, Blue Heron Books, Township Office,Uxbridge and Zephyr libraries, NRG4Life and more.

    EDITORIAL MESSAGE Unless otherwise stated, all product reviews, articles and other features are chosen by us at our discretion. If you would like to be featured please contact us.

    Uxbridge Town Talk is a monthly publication by Sweet World Media. The publisher assumes no responsibility or liability for the claims, views, opinions, comments or advertisement herein. The Publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement. Uxbridge Town Talk does not endorse

    any advertised product, service or event. The Publisher is not responsible for any typographical errors. Advertisers are responsible for any copyright issues. Uxbridge Town Talk will not be held

    responsible for errors, print or otherwise, in submitted ads. No part of this publication, including advertisements, may be reproduced without the written permission of the Publisher.

    Copyright Sweet World Media 2009-2015 www.sweetworldmedia.com

    The font used in Uxbridge Town Talk is the Gibson Family Font designed by Rod McDonald to honor my father in law John Gibson. It is available for sale at www.canadatype.net/fonts/

    gibson. All proceeds are donated by Canada Type to various programs to help improve creative arts and to elevate design programs in Canada.

    The best of all gifts around any Christ-mas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton HillisDecember, what a great month! Will it snow? We hope so as San-ta prefers a snowy runway (yes, I still believe!). The children love a snow filled playground and family and friends can participate in winter activities and good cheer. I absolutely cherish Christmas, and this year or newest granddaughter will celebrate her first with our crazy bunch. We are now a sixteen strong energetic clan that make up the heart of our family. Collectively, we laugh, cry, giggle and are united in this strong, compassionate and indestructible group. We have evolved from our much loved Mom/Grandma and G.G. and beloved Dad/Pops. They would be proud that we are upholding their values and holiday traditions. We take comfort in knowing that they will be watching us carrying on these traditions and passing them on to the next generation.

    During each holiday time, I reflect on the fact that I am lucky to meet many people in my job publishing this magazine. Many of these wonderful people have enjoyed the privilege of enjoying a large family such as ours and have their own traditions. Yet, there are families that suffer at this time of year with loneliness or financial stress. Let this time of year be a reminder to us all to take the time for others. Whether it is driving someone to their doctors appoint-ments, donating to a charity, promoting a fundraiser or donating to the local toy drive. If we all try to do at least one thing, then our com-munity will be a better place.

    Our gift to each other should be tolerance of others, absence of bullying, goodwill to the less fortunate and continue to contrib-ute unselfishly to this town to make it even better. A community all wrapped up in each other!

    All that being said I think December is a pretty special month.

    A Heartfelt Merry Christmas To All Of You.

    -town talk

    4Town Talk TidbitsDecember Facts

    6Faces of UxbridgeDesign Defined by You

    7Agricultural NewsTaylor Tree Farm

    8Community CalendarDecember 2015

    9Community Calendar Contd

    December 2015

    10Peacefully ProductiveIts Winter!

    11Art in UxbridgeTis the Season All Year Long

    12Youthful YammeringsThe Election: The Play

    13UTT KitchenButter Tarts

    14Crafty CornerYarn Ball Ornaments

    15Guest ColumnThe Holiday Season is Upon Us

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    s| december facts | SOURCED FROM: FAMOUSBIRTHDAYS.COM | WHYCHRISTMAS.COM | DUCKSTERS.COM

    BIRTHDAYS The late Walt Disney was born on Dec.

    5th 1901. Frank Sinatra would have been 100 on Dec. 12th and Taylor Swift was born on Dec. 13th. Canadian Prime

    Minister, Justin Trudeau will be 43 on Christmas Day and the great novelist

    Nicholas Sparks will be 49 on Dec. 31st better know as New Years eve!

    Happy Birthday!

    Christmas Crackers

    Christmas crackers are a traditional Christmas favorite

    in the UK. They were first made in about 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called

    Tom Smith.One night, while he was

    sitting in front of his log fire, he became very interested by the sparks and cracks coming

    from the fire. Suddenly, he thought what a fun idea it

    would be, if his sweets and toys could be opened with

    a crack when their fancy wrappers were pulled in half.

    Crackers were originally called cosaques and were

    thought to be named after the Cossack soldiers who had a reputation for riding on their

    horses and firing guns into the air!

    December was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar. It gets its name from the Latin word

    decem which means tenth. However, when the Romans added January and February to the calendar, it became

    the twelfth month. They still kept the name, though.

    Canada is a very large country and people of many different cultural

    backgrounds live here. Because of this, there are lots of different Christmas traditions in Canada. Many of the

    traditions and celebrations come from French, English, Irish, Scottish, German

    and native/first nation influences.

    Christmas CarolsCarols were first sung in Europe

    thousands of years ago, but these were not Christmas Carols.

    They were pagan songs, sung at the Winter Solstice celebrations as people danced round stone circles (The word

    carol originally meant to dance to something). The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, usually taking

    place around the 22nd December. The word Carol actually means dance

    or a song of praise and joy! Carols used to be written and sung during all four seasons, but only the tradition of singing them at Christmas has really

    survived.

    WORLDWIDEDecember in Other LanguagesChinese (Mandarin) - shryuDanish - decemberFrench - dcembreItalian - dicembreLatin - DecemberSpanish - diciembre

    December

    25, 2015Christmas Day

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    is wishing you all a very

    Dont forget to come down to the Fantasy of Lights to see our display! See you in February!

    Merry Christmas

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    What an opportunity to meet this young couple of this months faces! I had the opportunity to meet this busy family who has managed not only to design an incredible jew-ellery line, but also a soft-ware program that brings custom jewellery into the 20th century.

    Meet Jeffrey Ross and Patti Moloney, partners in this great innovative com-pany, Dimples.

    I have written about Jeffrey in the past, with his innovative technique of

    thumbprint jewellery. Not surprising