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Irish stew warms up Ottawa Sens Alumni to play a cold winter’s day against RMMHA coaches Foodland Ontario

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EMC lifestyle - Lamb shanks are easy to use and delicious; if unavailable, use thick shoulder chops. It’s better if made a day or two ahead. Lamb is fresh, lean, tender, mild and easy to cook. It’s an excellent source of protein, iron and B vitamins. Because lamb isn’t marbled like beef, health-conscious cooks can easily trim off the fat. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: three hours Servings: 8 Ingredients 8 lamb shanks Salt and pepper 125 ml (1/2 cup) all-purpose our 25 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 5 ml (1 tsp) each dried thyme and rosemary 2 bottles (341 mL each) stout-style beer 750 ml (3 cups) beef broth 50 ml (1/4 cup) butter 45 ml (3 tbsp) packed brown sugar 3 onions, cut into wedges 3 each carrots and parsnips, cut into 2.5-cm (1-inch) pieces 1/2 rutabaga, cut into 2.5-cm (1-inch) wedges 50 ml (1/4 cup) chopped fresh parsley Preparation Season the lamb shanks with salt and pepper then coat with our. In a large ovenproof casserole, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat. In batches, brown the lamb, adding more oil as needed. Remove to a plate. Stir in any remaining our along with the garlic, thyme and rosemary. Stir over medium heat for one minute. Remove from heat and gradually stir in the beer. Bring to boil, scraping up any brown bits. Boil for ďŹ ve minutes, stirring often. Stir in 500 ml (2 cups) of broth. Return lamb to the pan and bring to boil. Cover and bake in 180 C (350 F) oven for 1.5 hours. Meanwhile in skillet, melt butter and sugar over medium heat. Stir in the vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Add remaining broth and bring to boil. Add to the lamb, cover and bake in 180 C (350 F) oven for another 1.25 hours or until lamb and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

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EMC sports - Here come the Ottawa Senators Alumni! Coaches for the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) will be lacing up their skates to play the Ottawa Senators Alumni on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Richmond arena. A fundraising event in support of the RMMHA, the game will kick off with a ceremonial opening faceoff with the puck being dropped by city of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt and by Chris King of the new King’s Your Independent Grocer in Richmond.

Skating for the Ottawa Senators Alumni in this game will be their leader Brad Marsh, along with others like Laurie Boschman, Shawn Van Allen and Shawn Donovan. The last time that the Ottawa Senators Alum played in Richmond was back in 1996, when a lineup that include Laurie Boschman, Rolly Hedges, Murray Kuntz, Moe Robinson, Fred Barrett, John Barrett, Larry Skinner and Jean Payette. It was a great show that fans still remember, so be prepared for a similar experience on Saturday, Feb. 2. Another attraction at the upcoming event will be the antics of the new RMMHA mascot Hat Trick and those of Spartacat, the Sens mascot. They

will be going through the stands, working the audience. Youngsters will be able to “high ďŹ veâ€? with both mascots. So, parents, don’t forget your cameras when you come to the game. There will be a silent auction plus a 50/50 draw, just to add to the excitement of the event. Tickets for this Ottawa Senators Alumni game against the RMMHA coaches will be on sale at $5 per person on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Richmond arena. Tickets are also available by calling Lisa Shouldice at 613-489-4181 or Stephanie Kelly at 613-324-2031. It promises to be a fun time – Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Richmond arena.

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EMC news - What do the Rotary Club, ďŹ reďŹ ghting and Masonry have in common? Well, the connection for them is that they will all be topics dealt with in programs offered by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society in 2013. The history of the Rotary Club will be the topic at the Saturday, May 18 while the history of ďŹ reďŹ ghting will be the topic at the meeting on Saturday, June 15. The Goodwood Masonic Lodge in Richmond will be the topic at the meeting on Saturday, Oct. 19. On Saturday, March 16, the Historical Society’s program will welcome Linda Preston and Cheryl McCoy of Richmond who will tell about their writing and publication efforts dealing with the publication of “Voices of Goul-

bourn.� On Saturday, April 20, Grant Perry of Stittsville will make a presentation on antique time pieces. On Saturday, Nov. 16, Dave Brown will make a presentation on “Military Men.� On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Historical Society meeting will be centred around Heritage Day while on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Historical Society meeting will have a Christmas theme. Goulbourn Township Historical Society memberships are available for $15 a year for one person and $20 a year for a family membership. Members can be obtained by contacting the Historical Society at goulbournhistoricalsociety@gmail.com .

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