Portage Lake Walking Trail memorial bricks being sold

14 years ago


by Susan Feeney-Hopkins

    The Portage Lake Walking Trail committee will be selling “Memorial Bricks” to be placed on the new walking path being planned around the Portage Lake Town Hall property. The bricks can be made in memory of a loved one, with the words of remembrance etched into the brick. What a meaningful way to honor someone! The cost will be $30 for a 4-inch by 8-inch brick or $48 for an 8-inch by 8-inch brick. Order forms are available at the Portage Lake Town Office (435-4361) or from Corrine Routhier (435-6854).

St. Mark’s CCD class schedules

    Starting Sunday, Oct. 3 from 6-7 p.m., Middle School EDGE Program classes taught by Linda Milligan will be held at St. Mark’s Church.
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, kindergartners through first-graders will meet from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Parish Hall. The class will be taught by Corrine Routhier. Second-graders will meet from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Ashland District School in Rena Levesque’s classroom. Levesque will teach the class. Children in third through the fifth-grade will meet from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church with teacher Linda Milligan.
* Please note: Children will need a bus pass for the classes held at the church if their parent or guardian is not supplying a ride from school.
Anyone wishing to register their children for classes can contact Corrine Routhier at 435-6854 or via e-mail at arouthier@roadrunner.com.

ACHS gym floor

There are still pieces of the (old) Ashland Community High School gym floor available for sale at the Ashland One Stop, Ashland Shur-Fine IGA, Dean’s Motor Lodge, Coffin’s General Store and the Portage Lake Town Office. Buy a piece of your history while supporting the Ashland Area PTO! Christmas is coming and what a fun, inexpensive gift to give to your Ashland alumni.
Those who have ordered pieces can pick them up from Shelli Condon at Orion on Main Street in Ashland.

Ongoing events

The Ashland Area Senior Citizens group meets every Thursday at noon at the Ashland Recreational Center. Any senior citizens wishing to participate in the potluck lunches and meetings are always welcome to attend.
The Portage Lake Over 50’s Club lunch is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at the Town Hall. All individuals 50 and over are invited to attend and can bring a potluck dish to share. For more information, contact Wilza Robertson at 435-6211 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
The Red Hat Loonies of Portage Lake meet the second Thursday of every month at Dean’s Motor Lodge. Membership dues are $2. Come and have a great meal and a great time, too! For more information, contact Rachel Stevens at 435-635.

    Susan Feeney-Hopkins is the correspondent for Ashland, Portage Lake, Oxbow, Masardis, Garfield, Nashville Plantation and surrounding townships. She can be reached at 435-8232 or feenhop@aol.com.