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Royal Visit 2011 Update: The Duchess and Anne of Avonlea

CBC News' Ryan Hicks reports (via Twitter - http://yfrog.com/user/ryhicks/profile) that a young girl presented the Duchess with an early-edition Anne of Avonlea at the Charlottetown waterfront Monday morning; she later told reporters that the Duchess plans to "read it on the plane."

Somebody buy that girl a cordial!

Royal Visit 2011: The Duchess shares her thoughts on Anne ...

Help the LM Montgomery Society of Ontario Burn the Mortgage

The following message is posted on behalf of the the LM Montgomery Society of Ontario:

TO ALL WHO APPRECIATE THE PRESERVATION OF THE HERITAGE OF L.M. MONTGOMERY:

The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario has worked hard to preserve both the home of L.M. Montgomery in Leaskdale, a National Historic Site, and the nearby church that was an important part of her life. Four years ago the Society took out a $200,000 loan to buy the Church, and through a lot of hard work have reduced the mortgage to less than $80,000.

Call for Applications: 2011-2012 Visiting Scholar Program

LM Montgomery Institute Extends Sympathy to Japanese Friends

While the devastation following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month is a cause for universal sorrow and dismay, people influenced by LM Montgomery's legacy will feel particular sadness thinking of the many Japanese "kindred spirits". 

Yuko Izawa, well-known to many in Montgomery studies thanks to her faithful attendance at the LMMI Conferences and other Canadian Montgomery gatherings, was in the hard-hit city of Sendai when the quake struck. At last report (March 24) she was safe and well, but concerned about food and gas shortages.

Avery Scholarship Information Now Available to PEI Students Applying to UPEI

Are you, or do you know a Prince Edward Island high school student entering the English program at UPEI this year? The Avery Scholarship essay topics for the 2011 year have been announced and are available in word document form here

Essay topics are as follows: 

LMM Scholar and Friend of Institute Named to Order of Ontario

The L.M. Montgomery Institute would like to congratulate our friend Dr. Elizabeth Waterston, Montgomery scholar pioneer and University of Guelph professor emerita, on her recent appointment to the Order of Ontario. 

From the news release:

New Books in the LMMI General Store!

Happy Friday everyone,

Two new products have been added to the L.M.M.I. General Store this afternoon: Expressions and Lucy Maud Montgomery Remembered, both by Archibald Hynd Johnstone. 

Expressions is a collection of poems, while Lucy Maud Montgomery Remembered is a series of interviews and remembrances by L.M. Montgomery's friends and relatives.

Be sure to check out the General Store for all of your holiday shopping for that L.M.M. fan on your list!

Thanks,
Katharine & the LMMI team 

LMM Research Collections Guide Now Available Online

Greetings, all!

If you're familiar with the remarkable collection of LMM-related publications here at the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but aren't so sure about access, location, or anything else, we hope that our LMM Research Collections Guide will offer you any information you may need regarding these collections.

From the guide:

Holiday shopping at the LMMI Online Store

Season's greetings everyone!

Now that we've just gotten our Halloween decorations put away, we all know what comes next: holiday preparations! For the L.M. Montgomery fan on your list, check out our Online General Store for gift ideas. All proceeds from the store will be used to support the work of the L.M. Montgomery Institute.

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