Town councilors and residents bid a fond farewell to our Town Clerk, Joan Pittman, on Thursday, September 7. Joan has been employed as Long Island's part time Town Clerk for eight years. Part time is only a title for Joan, as she made herself available to Council 24-7. She was an exceptional addition to our town and spent many more hours volunteering to do town work than that which she was paid to do. Many thanks for all you have done, Joan and good luck and best wishes to you and Cliff for the future as you set out to Ontario for this next exciting phase of your life.The Town of Lushes Bight-Beaumont is very pleased to welcome our new Town Clerk, Jacqueline Morgan to the fold.
Lee Croucher and Jane Colbourne were a bit surprised when they hauled up an unusual catch in their gillnet during the commercial cod fishery on Friday, September 3. Memories of the 1970s movie "Jaws" came rushing back when they pulled an approximately 4-foot shark entangled in the net aboard the boat. After some research on the Enchanted Learning Internet site the shark appears to be the spiny dogfish shark. There are about 350 different species of sharks. The spiny dogfish shark is very abundant, the most common shark alive, and grows to be between 3 and 4 feet.
A lovely joint service of the Green Bay South Pastoral Charge was held at the Beaumont United Church on Sunday, September 12. Joan Brinston, DLM, officiated the service, which was comprised of the congregations of her three churches from South Brook, Robert's Arm and Long Island. As well, members of all three denominations on Long Island. With approximately sixty people attending it's great to get together for worship under one roof. Yvonne Heath, Lod Anthony and Eugene Fudge provided their gift of music. Yvonne sang Whispering Hope accompanied by Eugene on guitar. The South Brook UC choir did a lovely rendition of "Wonderful Words of Life" and the Beaumont UC choir sang, "It Only Takes a Spark" and "Trust and Obey." Lod did two special solos accompanied by Eugene, "A Man in Sandals" and "Don't Wait." Lloyd Colbourne of the Robert's Arm congregation did the gospel reading from the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus instructed on how to pray. Rev. Brinston's message was also on how to pray.