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TGIF- happy sky watching this weekend

Moon over Bass coast festival in Merritt
File Photo KDG

Night skies have preoccupied people since they first looked up.

On this Day: August 18th 1783
A huge fireball meteor pases over England.

 

 

 

Archery

Merritt BC incorporation
File :Photo KDG

Tuesdays is archery night in the Nicola Valley. the local club Nicola Archers have a goal:

We are all things archery in the Nicola Valley. A place to meet like minded people, share info on upcoming events & learn about Archery while having fun. Archers
 BJ Moore the contact for the club has advertised Tuesdays as a get together evening this summer.  More info is available at  http:// www.nvfishandgameclub.ca

On this Day: August 17th 1907
Pike place market opens in Seattle Washington

Summer fundraiser

Grass lands producing grass for cattle are in demand for feed lots and dairy cows They feed for winter as well. for meat producers.
Photo KDG ( some believe that protein from soya is a better alternative to grass going through meat.)

Head,Heart, Health ,Hands  are having a summer fundraiser  at the Purity feed store on Voght street in Merritt BC.

They invite  you to come and have a hotdog between the hours of 11 and 3 PM Saturday the 12th of August.

Hotdogs provided by blue sky ranch. Raffle tickets available.

Parking lot paving of Purity Feed store after renovation. File Photo KDG

 

Cattle on the ranch at Merritt BC; free range

 

On this Day: August 10th 1990
The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.

Rodeo

Rodeo weekend in Merritt
Photo KDG

The next cultural event in Merritt is the annual pro rodeo. Sept 2nd and 3rd.

The Merritt Pro rodeo celebrates and perpetuates the agriculture and lifestyle of the ranching community in Merritt and is approaching its 7th decade of operation. Merritt Rodeo Grounds 300 Lindley Road.

Rodeo clowns (some locals) are employed for rider safety.

This will be the an occasion to remember a local pro that lost his life to concussions and the link between football and hockey and other severe contact sports.

Ty Pozzebon never got the privilege of old age however his light burned bright for a time. He won hearts of many competitors. KDG

Ty Pozzebon gone at 25 January 2017.

The local fall fair building brings the farming community together at the end of summer every year.
KDG file photo.

On this Day: August 8th 1929
The airship Graf Zeppelin begins its round the world trip.

 

TGIF-River drift wood

Music fest back
Photo KDG

Jerry a retired artisan and Cat operator has another reason to be at the river he collects drift wood to make art. The favorite is roots from cottonwood it “has interesting rocks and debris that adds to the interpretation of the form” says Jerry. A lampshade is overdone to Jerry but he enjoys the outings on the river,  Val his beau says Jerry is a dare devil, however he is experienced in the use of the river and is responsible in all ways.

The music festival is on this weekend and river use is not an exclusive right to anyone. Enjoy your neighbour as well as the experience.

Have a great weekend KDG

On this Day: August 4th 1790

The revenue cutter service ( pre-runner to the US Coast Guard) is established.

T

broken sign no contract….
Photo KDG

The gasoline price is at $1.10.9 cents a liter today a day before the long week end starts. The price represents a stable driving season and a management attitude by consumers. The absence of the McMurray fire this year may have  something to do with it and the Shell Station off Belshaw Avenue has not gone without supply as yet this season as was the case last season. At this writing a fuel truck is delivering there for the weekend.

The drought sign has gone up from normal meaning conditions are dryer act accordingly.

Gas buddy says that all  Merritt gas stations are on price. The average price is $1.22.3 and the lowest is 94.9 in BC. Trending up…

 

On this Day: August 3rd 1859
The American Dental association is founded.

 

Consolidated art

Photo show Courthouse Gallery

The Art walk and the Courthouse gallery in Merritt will have a consolidated showing of the art from the walk locations in the Old Court House Gallery in Merritt.
The wind up for the walk is on the 3rd and the combined showing will begin and run Thursday through Saturday afternoons until the end of August.
The presentation of the door prize will be at the artists reception on the 3rd.The reception will include live music and light refreshments 4:oo to 8:30 PM.

On this Day: August 1 2008

The Beijing Tianjin intercity railway goes into operation.

TGIF-windmill a long road

Heinz Lange big onion windmill.
File Photo KDG

Windmills have been a fascination for a long time. Here is one developed by a local to power aerators and marker lights decades ago.. The local Heinz Lange was a high school shop teacher and this working model was built by  his shop class…
The engineering includes  heavy steel plate to give a stable platform, The creator had a difficult time in the 1980s to overcome the use of fuels in applications. Watts per meter is a concern still. Perseverance starts somewhere Today wind farms are a presence.

The Merritt area has 5 generators of f off the Connector to Kelowna  that can be seen past the Elkhart turn off.. The modern ones can give power to 2500 homes.
Wind generators give five percent of the power in Ontario. The province has nearly 2500 wind turbines in 90 installations. Average output per turbine 1.94 MG.

Thanks to Murphy Shewchuck and Tom Edwards of the Nicola Valley Historical Society that installed Heinz’s “Onion” for viewing at its site on Voght street in before the Nicola River bridge in Merritt.
On this Day: July 28th 1939
The Sutton Hoo helmet is found.

Poets words…Into paintings

Shirley Reynolds view work of displaying artisan at
Secret Door Group
File Photo KDG

The secret door group is having another art showing with an opening artists reception on July 28th at Brambles Bakery.
Artist this month is Cassandra Dolan, Cassandra says she makes her living with art and this month has put together the show based on what poets have said.

The shows run for 4 weeks after the opening.
On this Day: July 27th 1949
The first flight of a commercial jetliner, the Dehaviland Comet.

Drop boxes

Charity pickup boxes
File Photo KDG

Thrift boxes are about the city and are convenient to drop off recyclables like kitchen were and clothing. This Value Village box is at the Pharmasave corner of Coutlee and Voght in Merritt. There is an other foundations,

(diabetes) boxes in the parking lot of Railyard Mall near Coopers.

You can save the environment a little to-day by dropping off your recyclable clothing and kitchen ware today when you go shopping.

On this Day: July 26th 1936

Edward the 8th dedicates the Vimy Memorial, before his abdication.

Rockin on the River

Music fest back
Photo KDG

The next big music event here is The annual rocking on the River festival coming the weekend of August 3rd to 6th. The annual country music get down will see Aaron Pritchard and Crystal Shawanda iand others in the line up.

On this Day: July 13th 100 BC
Julius Caesar born…

 

 

Bass Coast

 

Moon over Bass Coast festival in Merritt
Photo KDG

Some sources say the festival on the weekend was successful. The event ended yesterday late afternoon and was the 9th annual.

A worker said that the full moon was so bright that he did not need his flashlight.

On this Day : July 11 th 1893

The first cultured pearl is obtained by one of Japan’s eventual top 10 inventors, Mikimoto  Kokichi.

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