YARMOUTH -- On a day that felt more like late March than late May, Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School took the Yarmouth-Shelburne County rugby sevens girls championship, defeating Barrington 10-7 in the title game of the May 23 tournament.
The championship contest was the fourth match of the morning and the second one of the day for the Vikings, who kicked things off by defeating Shelburne 29-0.
Then it was Barrington against École secondaire de Par-en-Bas, the Barons winning it 15-14 to earn a berth in the championship game later in the morning against Yarmouth.
Shelburne defeated Par-en-Bas in the day’s third match.
Yarmouth was the top-seeded team in the local league heading into Saturday's tournament, based on several weeks of play.
The YCMHS boys – who already had won the Yarmouth-Shelburne league title by forfeit – were playing on the road this weekend.
YARMOUTH -- The Meadows Home for Special Care was the site of a special day, as a Yarmouth County native became a centenarian.
Loretta Brown turned 100 on Thursday, May 21, and a birthday celebration was held at The Meadows, where she lives.
She received certificates of congratulations for having reached the century mark, including one from the Pope.
Getting birthday wishes from the pontiff was particularly significant for Loretta, given the importance of the church in her life.
“Faith was a big thing for her so, yes, that was quite special,” said Patricia Brown-Amirault, one of Loretta’s daughters.
Indeed, she said her mother visited the Vatican during her travels abroad.
Loretta loved to travel and visited various European countries, Brown-Amirault said during the birthday celebration for her mother.
Loretta’s six daughters and two sons were on hand for the event. One daughter travelled from Edmonton for the occasion, another from Ottawa, another from Montreal.
Loretta Brown (originally a Muise) was born in Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau and was a resident of the former Tidal View Manor before moving to The Meadows.
She was married to the late William George Brown.
The 100th-birthday celebration included a family lunch and a church service.
Patricia Brown-Amirault – who is among Loretta’s children who live in the Yarmouth area – said her mother is in pretty good health.
Aside from the church – for many years she was a member of the Ste-Anne parish – and her foreign travels, Loretta’s lifelong loves included music and socializing.…
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