Wonderful Concert last Saturday – Son of John

Amazing turnout for an amazing pair at the Summit Centre on Saturday night.  https://johnnypjohnsonmusic.com/son-of-john. Thanks to Johnny and Javan and the organizers!

If you attended, Son of John would love some feedback.  Comments on this post would be much appreciated!

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Knitting on the Mountain

With the addition of new residents in the last couple of years, we thought we’d provide information on the knitting group and what is happening on the mountain on Wednesday afternoons during the fall, winter and spring months.

About 8 years ago, two neighbours, Sue Terada and Margrit Johnson got together to knit and socialize.  Now there is a larger group from the mountain that meet on Wednesdays.  The squares we knit are sewn together into blankets which are donated to the Safe House operated by Desert Sun Counseling, and to some other homes and agencies. Besides making blankets we also knit scarves, slippers and dish cloths. Some knit hats for new born babies, which are donated to the maternity ward at the Penticton Hospital.  For more information on Desert Sun, their website is http://desertsuncounselling.ca/

There are skilled craftspeople in the group who kindly and patiently help basic knitters improve their ability, even if someone has not done any knitting before, or not touched a pair of needles for years.  A fine example of where neighbours become friends, this group has been particularly helpful to newcomers to the area. If anyone would like more information on the group, feel free to contact anyone of us or e-mail margrit@vip.net , 250 495 0612

While most knitters supply their own yarn, we are putting out a request to the community.  If you have or know of a supply of yarn you would like to donate, it would be very much appreciated.

In addition to our group gathering and donations, there have been some agencies in town which are accepting knitted and crocheted items.  If you are interested in donating to them, contacts and information are as follows:

Shawls for ladies and (larger ones) for men, slippers and blankets:

Donna Gordon or Alida
Desert Valley Hospice Society
22 Jonagold Place
250 495 1590
 (suggest calling first before dropping items off)

Hats, scarves and mittens:
Mrs. Gaye Horn
The Osoyoos Gift Cupboard 
Items can be dropped off in downtown Osoyoos at Unity, Osoyoos Times office or Troy’s Grill
(you may Google ‘the gift cupboard Osoyoos’ for more information)

New participants are always welcome to join us for knitting on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 PM

Margrit Johnson

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Anarchist Mtn. Fire Dept. & Community Society Potluck Dinner – Dec. 17/17

Anarchist Mountain Fire Department & Anarchist Mountain Community Society invite you to our

Christmas Potluck 2017

Pot Luck Dinner & Community get-together

Sunday, December 17th

4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Firehall

A fun Christmas gathering for all “Mountain People” , their families and guests, with a special invitation to our Sidley Mountain neighbors.

This is a potluck supper, so please bring one or two items to share.

Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate and soft drinks will be provided. If you wish, however, you may bring your own BYOB refreshments.

Paper plates and cutlery will be provided, but if you prefer to bring your own plates & cutlery, please feel free to do so.

We would like to invite all the people of the mountain, but this newsletter may not reach everyone, so it would be greatly appreciated if each of you would pass on the message to those near you who may not receive the email.

This is a joint effort put on by our Fire Department and the Community Society.


Door prize will be drawn.

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Scentsy Christmas Open House

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Follow Up – Suspicious Vehicle

Dear Neighbours,

Yesterday morning (Fri Nov 18) a neighbour on Whitetail reported that he observed  a ratty blue car (late model, small Plymouth , blue colour, BC Plate ET895A) on his road with 2 occupants. A native man and a young woman, they didn’t have a good explanation of why they were on Whitetail Rd.   They appeared incoherent, perhaps under some drug or alcohol influence – it was 8:30 AM.   Along with another neighbour from Blacktail Place, we pulled the vehicle out of the ditch. It was filled (I mean filled with big bags of used beverage containers… perhaps 1000 containers in the back seat and bulging out of the trunk). We photographed their license plate, told them people are watching and that we are having the police patrol our community regularly. They were out of gas, so we gave them a gallon of gas and sent them on their way.

We then reported this to RCMP with the license plate number. The RCMP had a report last night (Thurs Nov 17) about the same car (with the same plate #) on Falcon Place (10:30 PM) .  About an hour later Constable Stangel of the RCMP called me be back saying he found the car in Osoyoos, the containers were gone but hadn’t been brought to the bottle depot. He agreed they were probably stolen. He interviewed and warned the occupants saying to them that all the residents of Anarchist Mountain are on high alert watching and reporting suspicious characters. The police are running more checks on the car and the individuals. Cnst. Stangel commended the neighbourhood for being diligent, getting plate #’s and vehicle descriptions. The RCMP constable recommended that we all keep calling in our complaints and observations to the RCMP business number 250-495-7236. Good effort everyone.

Mark McKenney, President, AMCS

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White Truck – Mystery Solved

Dear Neighbours

In the past two days I have had a couple of residents inform us that a white pickup truck was cruising the neighbourhoods looking at houses.   A resident spoke to the owner of the truck today (an even got his name). It is a sub-contractor of a gutter installation company that was asked by two reputable contractors on the mountain to estimate how many homes on the Mountain could benefit from having rain gutters installed. This person has left a business card at some homes.  Perhaps with the intent of marketing gutters at some future time.

So we don’t think this vehicle is a threatening one.  Thanks to those alerting the community, and the resident that got to the bottom of the “white truck mystery vehicle”. When we see strange things we should let our neighbours know about it. BRAVO.

Mark McKenney, President, AMCS

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Rock Creek Christmas Craft Fair – Dec. 2nd

Rock Creek Craft Fair 2017

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Suspicious vehicle in neighbourhood

Report from a resident on Eagle Place around 11:30 this morning….Just had a very suspicious white pick up truck in our driveway a few minutes ago.   I reported to RCMP.   The driver was male approx. 30 yrs wearing a baseball cap.   He drove really slowly taking a good look.   Because there are no tire tracks on the driveway today and I had no lights on upstairs, he probably thinks this place is empty.   I did go outside however I am not sure he saw me.  Please notify others and keep a lookout for this vehicle.

Another neighbour also mentioned that a similar truck entered their driveway on Raven Hill Rd…..    clearly someone is casing out properties. Everyone should be on guard.

RCMP number is 250-495-7236

Mark McKenney, AMCS President


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Live at the Summit – Saturday!

Dear neighbours,

I’m not sure if some folks haven’t seen the announcement of our next Live at the Summit concert – which is next Saturday Nov 18th; featuring John Johnston and his son from Castlegar.   We’ve sold 30 tickets so far, which is off from our usual attendance of 50+.  If you are interested in joining in on a fun evening of entertainment, give Mark a call or send an email ( mckenney@vip.net) to reserve your tickets.  You can pick them up before at Mark’s house, or at the door. Doors open at 7 PM, show starts 7:30 Sat night.

John Johnson ANNC2

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Stray Cat on Long Joe

A small cat white with grey markings has been hanging around the barn on
Long Joe Road.  If you are missing this cat, phone Doreen at 280-495-7665.

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