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London Calling — Goodbye Jeff Lucas

Jeff and Jill Lucas — at the party Sept. 6th

Last Saturday Sept 6th, friends gathered to say goodbye to Jeff Lucas and his wife Jill.

And while most of those present knew Jeff primarily though his work as a friend of the Toronto Waldorf School and co-founder of the Carrville Community Garden, it’s only right that we should as well honour him for his work towards raw milk food freedom, as a staunch supporter of Michael Schmidt and the raw milk  farmshare community.

Jeff helped provide citizen escorts for the blue bus during its weekly journey from Durham down to Thornhill during a time when there was concern over possible regulatory interference with the ongoing delivery of raw milk to cow share members. Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt conducts Handel’s Messiah in Thornhill and Hanover

From the Thornhill performance of Handel’s Messiah:

Michael Schmidt with musicians about to perform Handel’s Messiah in Thornhill

There was a capacity crowd at the Christian Community Church last Saturday Dec. 17th for the presentation of Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Michael Schmidt and presented by Symphony in the Barn. It was a moving performance for those lucky enough to be in the audience. The Messiah was performed again the following Sunday, Dec. 18th, in Hanover.

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Michael Schmidt’s “Symphony in the Barn” presents Handel’s “Messiah” this weekend in Thornhill and in Hanover

Ontario’s legendary raw milk crusader also makes music in his spare time.

Conductor Michael Schmidt in action.

 This Saturday Dec. 15, Michael’s Symphony in the Barn will perform Handel’s Messiah with the Saugeen Chamber Choir and Orchestra at the Christian Community Church, 901 Rutherford Rd, just west of Bathurst St., in Thornhill, and again on Sunday Dec. 16h at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 356, 9th Street in Hanover. Concerts at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation $20. Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt’s Mozart Requiem in Thornhill tonight, in Hanover Friday

Performance tonight in Thornhill at the Christian Community church, at 901 Rutherford Rd, just past the Sobey’s plaza, going west past Bathurst St., on Rutherford Rd. By donation.

Tomorrow, Good Friday, another performance in Hanover. See details on poster below.


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Thornhill laps up raw milk — suppport continues despite court ruling it’s illegal

From Simon Martin, on York Region.com

Gary Wilson at the blue bus in the parking lot of Christian Community Church, having picked up his share of raw milk as well as other food from the farm. STAFF PHOTO/STEVE SOMERVILLE

“Five days into an indefinite hunger strike, raw milk champion Michael Schmidt looked no worse for wear. He appeared strong and energetic, although his wife said he has been a little more grumpy than usual.

“This is exactly what I’m getting,” he said, raising a glass of his farm-fresh unpasteurized milk. “I’m taking one glass a day of that dangerous milk.” Continue reading


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