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Scottish American Society

10 March 2023 Hi Folks! Meghan McElhinney was honored as Piper of the Day in Florida this past weekend (March 4th/5th). She and Brian (her dad) braved the over 90 degree weather to compete. Bravo to them both - and CONGRATULATIONS MEGHAN !!! *** OPPORTUNITIES *** Wedding Invitation Roger Williams has finally decided to tie the knot with Kim. Their wedding will be this coming St. Patricks Day, 10 am, at Rogers church, The First Christian Church of Stow, 3493 Darrow Rd, Stow, OH 44224 It will be a Celtic style wedding with Roger wearing a Kilt and a small gathering. There is a small brunch afterwards then that is all. He has extended his invitation to members of the society if they wish to attend. *** Collectable 2 coins celebrating the centenary of Flying Scotsman are being launched by the Royal Mint. Some versions of the coin depict the famous steam locomotive in color and the edge inscription on the coins reads: "Live for the journey".[Note: You can order them on line. They retail for roughly $96.20]*** Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster in 1923 and is synonymous with the golden age of rail travel. It is now a star attraction in the collection of the National Railway Museum in York. *** PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" has announced that Stan Hywet Hall in Akron will be among five stops this summer for the show's 28th season. They will be in our area on Tuesday, June 6. About 2,000 Akron-area residents who sign up online will win free tickets to the show through a sweepstakes drawing, PBS said in a release. Now through March 13, 2023, you can submit your entry online for a chance to win two free tickets to one of the 2023 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Production Tour events. Those wishing to attend to bring an item or two for appraisal will have until 3 a.m. Monday, March 13 to submit an entry, PBS said. Past shows have had up to 17,000 people applying. The show brings antique appraisers to cities where tapings are held and allows residents to bring their treasures in to be evaluated. Some of the lucky and more unusual finds will be included on the show that will air next year. *** By the way, exploring Stan Hywet is a joy. Himself and I were guides there for many years. *** Genealogy Resources. Alex would like to remind those of you engaged in genealogical research that we have excellent resources listed on our website. Look on the Genealogy Page put together by Nancy Davis. New Scottish census records now available online Scotlands People released the 1921 Scottish census records, comprising 200,000 images recording the details of 4.8 million people reflecting the societal changes in Scotland in the aftermath of the Great War as well as the Great Influenza Pandemic. Learn more on the ScotlandsPeople website!*** Scottish Country Dance Lessons, Christie Walsh will offer classes for those who are interested. This is a pleasant way to celebrate your heritage and visit with others of like mind. If this includes you, let her know at cwalsh345@yahoo.com. *** Sasy Fiddle Orchestra is recruiting members, all ages and levels of talent are welcome! Contact Julie at jkkenney2@kent.edu - if you are interested. *** Scotland Tours Scotland trips 2023 - For information, check www.edpearlman.net/scotland . Those who have taken Ed Pearlman's tours give them rave reviews, but they are limited. That is the beauty and the problem! *** Pearlman Book - Ed has a new book "MusicScapes of Scotland: Vignettes from Prehistory to Pandemic" which is drawn from 24 years of music columns in Scottish Life magazine.*** Highland Dance: If anyone is interested in signing up for classes, please contact Christie Walsh. Adults interested in Scottish Country Dancing? Christie may add a regular Adult Scottish Country Dance Class in future. Let her know if you want more information. Questions? Contact Christie Urquhart Walsh at: cwalsh345@yahoo.com or akronscottishdancers@yahoo.com *** April 16, 2023 - Scottish American Society Annual Tartan Day Celebration. Alex is busy making arrangements for a performance by Carol Leslie Hostica, her brother Bob and her band. More details later, but in the meantime you can access Bob on this side of the Atlantic by going to https://www.celticmusicradio.net. Alex says if you click on 'schedule' there you will see his show Transatlantic Conversations on at 2-4pm on Sundays and Mondays 4-6pm He was not sure if it was EST time or GMT. If GMT then that's 9am to 11am our time on Sunday and 11 am to 1pm on Monday. At whatever time you log in, just click on "Listen Live" to hear the show. [Note: this is the weekend we turn the clocks forward one hour] .