With Christmas dinner finished, it was safe to come out of hiding.
Thanks to Anna Lusk for sending over this pic of turkeys on Boxing Day on Greer Street. “When we first saw them they were strolling down the middle of the street, then they went up under the tree on the lawn across the street. Some were investigating right in front of the house and then all eight birds got back on the road and continued on their journey.”
She says they’ve lived on their street for nearly 14 years and this is the first time she’s seen turkeys in front of the house.
These photos come from Kim De Angelis, who spotted this cardinal out her back window on Riverbank Court. She says the cardinals seem to be making a comeback this winter. You can’t miss that striking red colour against the fresh snow.
Thanks to Christopher Skinner for sharing this photo, taken earlier in the week. “I used to loathe winter. After taking up some outdoor winter hobbies 3-4 years ago, it’s impossible to not enjoy days like this,” he says.
“I took these pictures on December 6 during my morning walk,” says Michelle Legault. “They were taken on the paths that connect Amberwood with Granite Ridge along Poole Creek. It was really a winter wonderland after awful weather the day before.”
Thousands flocked to Stittsville Main Street on Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights, presented by the Stittsville Village Association. This year’s parade featured over 60 entries. The weather was perfect, with snow on the ground but not too cold.
After the parade, Santa stuck around to help with the official tree lighting ceremony at Village Square Park, organized by the Stittsville Lions Club. The Lions also walked the parade route collecting donations for the Stittsville Food Bank. There was even a marriage proposal by a firefighter during the parade!
Thanks to Janice Blain for sending along this photo. She says:
“Stopped to watch the chickadees and nuthatches today on the Trans Canada Trail west of Westridge. I am sure many people are familiar with these feeders which are constantly filled by a devoted bird lover, who is unknown to me. Would like to take this opportunity to thank them.”
Hundreds of people came out to see hundreds of creatively carved pumpkins on a warm November night at Village Square Park. It was all part of the annual Stittsville Pumpkin Parade. Congrats to organizer Trevor Eggleton and volunteers for another very successful event. Continue reading →
Erica Wiebe dropped into town Tuesday for the christening of the “Erica Wiebe Gym” in the Goulbourne Recreation Complex.
The renaming was proposed in August by Councillor Shad Qadri after Wiebe took gold in wrestling during the 2016 Rio Olympics. It received unanimous approval from council.
“It’s incredible, it’s so surreal,” said Wiebe. “It just seems like yesterday I was in Rio, on the mats, having the best day of my life and then today to have a gymnasium named after me in my community, it’s an honour.” Continue reading →