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anada Post is planning to cut 25% of its hours at the Parham, Godfrey and Maberly post offices. The proposed cuts were announced via letters to township councils on January 8, and communicated directly to the postmasters involved by Glen Baldock, the local area manager for Canada Post in Kingston. The changes include eliminating Saturday hours in all three locations, and cutting overall hours from 36 to 27. While the hours are somewhat different in all three locations, the changes would result in later openings and earlier closings on weekdays, with the notable exception being Thursday afternoons, when extended hours are being contemplated. The postmasters at all three locations,

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who are unionized employees under a collective bargaining agreement with the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA), were reluctant to talk about the proposed changes, but they did say that they were not consulted about the proposals before Glen Baldock came to see them a week or so ago. Without going into detail,

they said they did offer alternatives to Baldock, based on their own experience with their customers. They expressed a concern, as did a number of customers we talked to, that the earlier closings in the afternoons, along with the Saturday closings, will make it difficult for customers who work 9am-5pm jobs to get their mail at the post office. If the changes go through as contemplated, it would result in the Godfrey and Maberly post offices being open from 11 am – 4 pm Mondays to Wednesdays and on Fridays, and 11 am – 6 pm on Thursdays. The 6 pm closing on Thursdays will be impossible to accomplish in Godfrey, because the post office is located within the LD Powersports store, which closes at 5:00. In Parham, where the current hours of operation are 9am until 12 noon and 2 - 5:30 pm on weekdays, and 9 am -12:30 pm on Saturdays, it is proposed that the hours will be 9 am until 12 noon and 2:30 to 4:30 on each day except Thursday, when the afternoon opening is to be extended until 6:30 p.m. According to the letter Glen Baldock sent to the local councils, “A careful review has determined that we have a very small number of local customers” during the hours of the day that Canada Post is planning to cut. This review was based on the time of day when most sales are made at the outlets, which is tracked by the Canada Post computer, but the postal employees at the locations said that the data does not account for the use of the post office by customers to pick up their mail, which is not tracked. In his letter to the townships, Baldock indicated that a final decision about the

It seems trucks are always running off the Petworth bridge, causing damage. This accident took place in the early 20th Century. No word on who paid for the bridge repair back then. by Wilma Kenny ast year. a truck struck the Petworth Bridge, east of Highway 38, near Hartington. This event brought to light the fact that the County of Lennox & Addington and South Frontenac Township share responsibility for repair and maintenance of the structure. However, Petworth Bridge lies completely within South Frontenac. L&A offered to pay their share of the repair costs on the condition that South Frontenac agrees to take over full responsibility for the bridge from then on. Council agreed in principle to assume this responsibility. How did this strange arrangement come about in the first place? Mayor Davison said that he had heard it was because this bridge provided the only crossing of the Napanee River between Bellrock Road and Colebrook, and provided closest access to what was then an isolated part of L&A County.

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More from South Frontenac Council on page 2 changes has not been made yet. “We will be holding discussions with the local representatives of our employees’ associations, the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA) and will communicate the results with you once these discussions have occurred. Rest assured that these potential changes will take our customers’ and

your constituents’ postal needs into consideration. We remain committed to providing postal services in urban and rural communities across the country.” The News called Glen Baldock for comment but we did not receive a return call before our publication deadline for this week’s paper.

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he draft 2014 Central Frontenac budget, presented by Treasurer Michael McGovern to a special meeting of council on Monday afternoon (January 20), carries an increase of just over $500,000 in the cost to taxpayers for local services, from $6.15 million in 2013 to $6.66 million in 2014, an 8.1% hike. Inflation accounts for just under 1% of the increase, according to McGovern, and there are a number of investments that account for the rest. On Monday afternoon, the public works and fire departments presented their departmental budgets, and later in the week the other departments, including the corporate, IT, building, and planning departments will present their own figures. Among the more expensive additions to the 2014 budget is a $200,000 contribution to the fire department capital reserve fund, which is earmarked for a new fire hall in Parham, slated to be built next year. There is also a $75,000 cost for a new emergency first response foam crew cab truck for the

Henderson Fire Hall. “The plan is to move the existing pumper truck from Henderson to Arden, and have something more applicable for our Henderson crew,” said Fire Chief Bill Young. Aside from completing the $1.77 million Wagarville Road project, which is mostly covered by a grant from the province, Public Works Manager Mike Richardson proposed that $640,000 be put towards a reconstruction project on the four-kilometre stretch that runs north from Henderson. “The Henderson Road is causing us a great deal of grief in maintenance,” said Mike Richardson. “The base is falling apart very quickly in sections; $640,000 does four kilometres - the worst four kilometres - of that road. We will have to entirely rebuild that road.” The other major public works project in 2014 is the Johnston Road bridge, which will cost $330,000. In terms of equipment replacement, the

2014 budget includes $210,000 for a new tandem truck and $165,000 for a new loader. The budget also includes the $10,000 purchase of an electronic speed street sign, similar to that which South Frontenac’s road department has placed at the north end of Verona to encourage drivers to slow down before they reach Prince Charles Public School. “We plan to put the sign at Crow Lake for several months and then maybe move it to some other location,” said Richardson. All of the road and bridge projects in the township, as well as equipment replacements, are being done in line with five-year priority plans that are updated annually. Mayor Janet Gutowski proposed that councilors refrain from making any decisions about changes to specific budget items until all of the presentations have been made, which will have taken place by the end of this week. “Once we have heard all the presentations, and asked for clarification of all the numbers, we can get down to cutting or add-

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Frontenac County Council moves past the hump towards an uncertain future: Seniors' housing emerging as a common objective by Jeff Green

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fter a tumultuous 18 months that resulted in a lawsuit (which is still active), the departure of the chief administrative officer for a friendlier location, and some lingering personal and political grievances, there was a noticeable shift in the tone and pace of the monthly Frontenac County Council meeting last week. Newly minted warden, North Frontenac mayor Bud Clayton, put forward some of his personal agenda items for the year, including a push for more youth involvement in municipal politics, and then Council went about its business without much fuss. Part of the change has to do with the fact that Council meets twice a month now, and much of the real debate takes place at the more informal Committee of the Whole meetings, so council meetings are more for formal approval of items that have already been discussed. At a relatively short in camera meeting, Council approved a new corporate structure, which changes some of the relationships between the top managers (the still vacant chief administrator position, the treasurer and the clerk) but refrained from making any of the downgrades to some of the junior management positions that were rumoured to have been put forward as options in the non-public sections of a service delivery review that was recently completed by consultants from the firm KPMG. One of the interesting indications that there has been a change in the relationship between the council and the county was the lack of debate when Warden Clayton suggested that the County Sustainability Planner Joe Gallivan

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sit in on the ongoing meetings between the public works managers of South, Central and North Frontenac. These meetings have led to talk of joint contracting for services in the areas of waste management and road maintenance. “The County may have access to grants that the townships might never be able to get, and sometimes it is easier to put in one application instead of three,” Clayton said, and a no-fuss vote of approval followed. In the past two years, similar proposals by former CAO Liz Savill led to vigorous calls for the county to keep clear of township business. The test of this new-found calm at the county will come next week, when the 2014 budget is tabled. Two items that will be included with the budget also promise to be contentious. South Frontenac Mayor Davison will be looking for a complete costing for the planning services that the county will be doing for three of the four townships, not including his own, to ensure in his own mind that South Frontenac ratepayers are not subsidizing planning costs for other townships. The other issue that will finally be front and centre will be the question of how to deal with county reserve funds. Chief among them is the $4.5 million working fund reserve, which by all accounts can be cut down substantially without causing any undue risk. Also in play is $1.6 million in accumulated reserves from federal gas tax grants. While Council has allocated all future gas tax funds to the townships, this money is still sitting in a county reserve. The debate will be centred on whether that money should be paid out to the townships as well, or left where it is to fund on-going sus-

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tainability projects and community improvement plans that are in place in Verona and Sharbot Lake, and Marysville on Wolfe Island. One possible outcome of the reserves discussion would be the allocation of $1 million or more to fund a seniors' housing initiative that was formally initiated when council passed a bylaw establishing a task force to explore seniors' housing initiatives at locations throughout the county. The task force setup itself is based on the idea of collaboration between the county and local advocates for housing. It calls for county council members to engage members of the public from each township to work on specific projects. The first project that is on the horizon is in Marysville, where there is a piece of land on offer within the hamlet, and the hope is to build a small scale project, under five units. The big question for the Marysville project, and for all future projects as well, will be financing. As of yet there is no developer on the horizon and that might be because it is difficult to make a profit building small-scale housing projects, particularly those that are being marketed to seniors.

South Frontenac- continued from page 1 Road Maintenance Agreements: Public Works Manager Segsworth reported that South Frontenac currently has informal agreements with its neighbour municipalities in regard to construction and maintenance on boundary and crossboundary roads. As a first step in formalizing these arrangements, he brought forward an agreement with the Township of Rideau Lakes, which Council directed the Mayor and CAO to implement. Credit Card Payments: Treasurer Louise Fragnito said that although the Township currently accepts cash, cheque, debit or online banking payments, taxpayers frequently ask to pay (taxes, fees, etc) with credit cards. So far, the option recommended by the corporate services committee would be to use a third party payment processor at no extra cost to the Township. Any processing fees would be paid directly to this processing company. (Noting that the fee could be rather steep, Vandewal said, “I’d walk my money down to Sydenham to avoid that fee.”) Fragnito said she would like any decision to be deferred, as she has just received some new information that she

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f Central Frontenac Fire Chief Bill Young has his druthers, by the end of next year there will be a new fire hall located at the corner of Wagarville and Long Lake Roads, in the parking lot and front grounds of the now vacant Hinchinbrooke Public School. The new hall would look almost identical to the hall that was built a few years ago near Mountain Grove, with easy access off two of Central Frontenac’s arterial roads, within a few metres of Road 38. “That would be the ideal location,” Bill Young said earlier this week at Central Frontenac Council, “but the alternative would be to use the site of the existing hall, although it is smaller and is not as convenient. When there is a call there can be a dozen firefighters arriving at one time and the fire trucks have to have a clear path to the road as well, so there is a congestion problem.” The availability of the Hinchinbrooke site is not in the township’s hands, however. The school board has a protocol around disposal of surplus property and might be looking for a substantial amount of money for the school building as well as the grounds. The possibility of using the school property was tagged as a sufficient reason to delay

South Frontenac - coninued from pg 2 would like to look at before making a final recommendation. Information Meeting re Rutledge Road: Last week, the Township Roads department held an information session at the township hall concerning proposed improvements to Rutledge Road through the village of Sydenham. Primary concerns being addressed were safety in the area of the schools and pedestrian traffic along and across Rutledge Road. “In the Highway Traffic Act, vehicles have the right of way over pedestrians,” said Mark Segsworth, emphasizing the need to make as much accommodation as possible to ensure pedestrian safety. A sidewalk is proposed for the south side of the road from the bridge up to the Hillside school outreach program. One proposal to slow traffic that is under consideration is the removal of the turn lane from Rutledge north onto Mill Street at the flashing light. When asked about installing a set of traffic lights at the corner of Wheatley and Rutledge, Segsworth said the volume of traffic does not warrant lights, although traffic can be intense for a few minutes twice a day during school hours. Although dates are not set, the project will run for 3 or 4 months this summer, as storm sewers along the road also need repair.

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· Sympathy to the Korhonen family on the death of a father and grandfather, Erikki (Turk). · Get well wishes to Dale Gemmill. · Don’t forget breakfast on Saturday, Feb 25 at the snowmobile club, 8 – 11 a.m. · A number of people from our area attended Don McLean’s 65th birthday get-together at his home on Saturday. He appreciated the contributions and wishes. Happy Birthday, Don, and many, many more! · Smile – The answer to “Guess the Year” last week was 1938. Guess the Year for this week: Long-playing phonograph records, fitted bed sheets, Velcro, shorter skirts. Music – “All I want for Christmas is you”; “Slow Boat to China”. Answer next week.

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613-335-4531 email: marilynarchie@sympatico.ca · We were saddened to hear about the sudden passing of James Webster. Our sympathies to his family · Sympathy to the family of Walter Joyner. He was a former Duponter. · Our sympathies to the family of Fredrick Shangraw and also we express our sympathies to the family of Francine Alston, daughter of the Rev. Harold and Hiroko Alston. She had resided at Arbour Heights. · Happy January birthdays to Janice Barr, Jenny White, Irene Monds, Don Larmon, Ryan Hartwick, Gordon Willett, Will Brown, Lindsay Brown, Josh Matson, Alma White, Breanna Burt, Colleen Steele. · On January 26 there will be a union service at 10 a.m. at Mountain Grove United Church. All are welcome. · A potluck supper was held on Jan. 19 at Arden United Church hall to welcome the new minister, Darin McKinnon, to the community. Many brought useful gifts or a monetary donation so that Darin could buy needed items for the manse. · On January 18, in spite of the bad weather, many people travelled to Verona Lions Hall to attend the New Year Social invitation by Scott Reid M.P and Randy Hillier MPP. Guests enjoyed the delicious brunch and the social time. · The Happy Travellers held their January meeting on Jan. 15 with Archie and Marilyn Meeks as hosts. Happy birth-

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january 23, 2014 day was sung to Richard Webster and Dorothy Verbeek. The club was saddened to learn that the brother of Dorothy and Lois, Walter Joyner, had passed away. The club welcomed two new members, Peggy Green and her husband, David Elyea. A delicious noon potluck was enjoyed by all. Door prizes were given out and Marilyn had a contest. It was decided to hold a yard and bake sale in the spring. The next meeting will be on February 19 at the FM church hall. · Thinking of the Price family, Ken McGonegal, Arnold Goodberry, Doreen and Harold Warren, Brent Warren, Cecil Cota, Velma Neadow, Val Beechey, Dorothy Proctor, Carol Patterson, Clark Gaylord, Harold Gray, Betty Tarney, Beverley Hayes, Verna Cowdy, Betty Tarney, Dorothy Knight. · On Saturday, January 18, two Frontenac Bantam hockey teams played together at their arena. It was an exciting game with friends playing against each other.

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· The Arden United Church held a Potluck & Welcome to the community for new minister Darin MacKinnon. The event was well attended and it was a great opportunity for a one on one with Darin. · The Arden skating rink, at the Community Centre is now up and operating. The rink opening is always looked forward to by many, young and older, who take advantage in pleasure skating or hockey. · The rink will be in full use during the Frontenac Heritage Festival /Family Day weekend, February 14 - 17. Many exciting events are being planned in Arden for that weekend, including a Fur-Traders Camp Re-enactment; displays by the Kennebec Trappers Association and the Kennebec Historical Society; a demonstration of Chain-saw Wood Carving by Robin Deruchie; Games & more by the volunteer firefighters; a Fishing Derby sponsored by the Legion; and a Family Fun Day sponsored by the Kennebec Lake Association. Also, see page 5 for details about the Heritage Festival's photo contest, which this year has one category "Frontenac Landmarks". More details to follow · Arden’s own Ina Hunt Turner will be one of the singers at the Gospel sing at the Parham Free Methodist Church on January 25. The sing starts at 7pm and the featured group “Mill Creek” band will also share the stage with other local talent. A free will offering would be appreciated. The Parham Free Methodist Church hosts a coffee and cookie get together Tuesday mornings, 10 to 11:30 am. This is a great morning out plus a chance to meet others.

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· I'm a great aunt once again with the birth of a new baby girl to my nephew and spouse of Kingston. We are some excited about this new baby. Children are a gift from God.

PARHAM-TICHBORNE Colleen Steele Christine Teal

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· Sympathy is extended to the family of the late James Webster who passed away this weekend. James will definitely be missed at the ball diamonds in the summer time. He was an avid supporter of Minor Ball. · Condolences to the families of the late Fred Shangraw and Edith Playfair, who passed away recently. Both families have relatives in this area. · Thinking of you to Cecil Cota and to Rod Clow. · There will be a Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction Fundraiser for the New York and Costa Rica trips on Wednesday Jan. 29 at Granite Ridge Education Centre. Plans include a spaghetti dinner with dessert, silent auction, and live entertainment by local musicians starting at 6pm. · All users of the Post Office should be aware of the recent proposed changes coming to the postal systems. Voice your opinion, maybe it will help. · The 4th Annual Polar Bear Plunge is set for Feb. 16 at the Marina as part of the Frontenac Heritage Festival. If you are brave enough to take the dip, you can, or if not, you could sponsor someone who is. · I received a phone call from Mike Hayes. His heart is thankful for all the support from the readers of the Frontenac News. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. · The Oddfellows' Bingos are every Friday night starting at 6:45pm. Come out and bring a friend or more! The lodge depends on the profits from these, not to keep up the hall but to help others who are in need in this area. · Some volunteers were treated to supper on Friday night by the District #4 Recreation Committee as a way of saying thanks to all who helped in the various functions that they offer. A delicious roast beef dinner was catered by Tim and Penny Cota and enjoyed by all!! · There will be a Broomball Tournament at the Tichborne rink on Feb 8. Looking for eight teams of 8-10 people, grades 7 and older (adults welcome). Registration costs $100 per team. Homemade hot chili and BBQ. Broomball stick provided; participants need to bring their own helmets. Proceeds support the Granite Ridge grade 8 graduation trip. Call Randy at 279-1233 or email schallj@limestone.on.ca · Congratulations to Krista Bertrim and Dave Teal on their recent wedding. The happy couple exchanged vows last week on a sunny beach, with family and friends accompanying them! · This Saturday January 25 the Parham Free Methodist Church is hosting another Gospel Sing at 7 o'clock and the featured guests are the Mill Creek band. Also performing will be local talent. A freewill offering will be taken and there will be a chance to socialize afterward. All welcome · Thank you to everyone for coming out to Coffee Time at the Parham Free Free Methodist Church!! What a huge success!!! Remember every Tuesday from 10-11.30 the church will be opening the hall for "Coffee Time." Coffee, tea and cookies will be available at no cost to you. So come on out and socialize with your friends and neighbors! · Are you curious to check out the new facilities of Granite Ridge Education Center? On Monday Jan. 27 from 4 - 6 pm students will be available to give tours. Just come to the front entrance and you will get to see the inside of the building!

· Happy Birthday to Jackie Conway, Eileen Whan, Bill Young, Bernie Quinn, Carol Belanger, Nicki Gowdy, Phil Fox, Avery Lowery, Paddy O'Connor, Ken McEwen, Gloria McEwen, and Dorothy Verbeek

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· Tay Valley Moment: Recently someone asked me about how the hamlet of Brooke got its name. The only thing I can think of is that it was named for Thomas Brooke, who was township clerk for South Sherbrooke from the 1860s to the 1870s. He lived in Brooke and raised a large family. He was also the clerk for Perth during the same time. He lived a long time, until the age of 100. · The Agricultural Society's annual general meeting on January 13 saw a new board of directors elected for 2014. They are now busy preparing for the next Maberly fair. Fundraising is top on the agenda. Canvassers will soon be contacting you, so give generously. The first fundraising social event of the year will be the Euchre party and Ham & Bean Dinner on Saturday February 15. Contact Kathy Simonsen, 613-2682730 to bring food or volunteer some time in the kitchen. Watch for a flyer in your Frontenac News

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· I just finished a robust, sweat-producing VON SMART exercise session at Trinity United Church. You know what, it was great. Forty women, gently aged 55 and older (in our prime, I like to think) sweated to the oldies and enjoyed every minute. We even burst out singing “Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do” as we did knee bends to the strains of Manfred Mann. Right now the two classes held each week are full but if you want to join in the fun, there is a waiting list. You can also get on the list for the spring classes that start up in April. You must be 55 years of age or older to participate and the classes are now free of charge to eligible participants. Registration is required. Please call Joanne at the VON at 613-634-0130 ext. 414 or e-mail joanne.irvine@von.ca to get your name on the waiting list. · If you can’t wait for spring and want to avoid the winter spread (that hits the waist and hips this time of year) the Walking Club may start up again if enough people are interested. Nancy Botting has taken over the reins and would like to know who would like to participate. The walking club will be every Tuesday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. Just bring your walking shoes and a loonie to participate and walk to

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Full contest rules are on our website www.sites.google.com/site/frontenacheritagefestival The deadline for entries is Monday Feb 10, 7:00 pm The winners will be announced Saturday, Feb 15 at 1:00 pm at Soldiers Memorial Hall along with a slide show of the entries.

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BellRock cyclists--changing gears for winter - photo courtesy of Deborah Twiddy · Debbie Twiddy sent me the latest update on the Cycling Club. Due to the inclement weather, early December was their last cycling trip. However, the good news is that they are still meeting every Tuesday morning for a hike, snowshoe, or skating trip. They did an energetic 90-minute snowshoe trip last week, just south of Snider Road. Anybody interested in joining them can contact Debbie via email at dmtwiddy2002@yahoo.ca. Debbie needs to know a day or two ahead as they change activity/location each week depending on conditions.

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Wednesday: Harrowsmith Harrowsmith Public School February 5 - April 2 6:00pm to 6:50pm, Ages 5 to 8 7:00pm to 7:50pm, Ages 9 to 12 *Soccer ONLY* Thursday: Mountain Grove Land O’Lakes Public School February 6 - April 3 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Ages 5 to 8 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Ages 9 to 12 *Mixed Sports*

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Chili fundraiser heats up St. Paul’s United by Julie Druker

Centre in Sharbot Lake. If you are interested, please call Joyce at Northern Frontenac Community Services, 613-279-3151. Space is limited. Training is provided by the Canada Revenue Agency.

TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC INVITATION TO TENDER # PW-2014-01 FOR 2014 SURFACE TREATMENT PROGRAM Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 p.m., January 29, 2014, ATT: Wayne Orr, CAO, 4432 George St, Sydenham, ON K0H 2T0 Official forms detailing the general specifications and requirements may be downloaded from the BIDDINGO.COM website or picked up: Monday to Friday between 7:00 am and 4:30pm Public Works Department. 2490 Keeley Road, Sydenham, ON. K0H 2T0

INVITATION TO TENDER NO. PW-2014-02 FOR ONE (1) 6 TON TRUCK CAB AND CHASSIS, DIESEL STANDARD TANDEM DUMP TRUCK C.A./60,000 LBS. G.V.W. Sealed submissions must be received by 1:00 p.m., Jan 29th, 2014, Attention: Wayne Orr, CAO, Box 100, 4432 George St, Sydenham, ON K0H 2T0. Official documents may be downloaded from the BIDDINGO.COM website or picked up Monday to Friday between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm, Public Works Department, 2490 Keeley Road, Sydenham, ON, K0H 2T0

2014 RECREATION GUIDE The South Frontenac Recreation Committee is coordinating the 2014 Recreation Guide and invite all user groups to provide information for the guide. Please submit details as you would like it to appear in the 2014 guide along with contact information for your event. Submissions must be forwarded by email to admin@southfrontenac.net before February 13th, 2014.

THE NEW BUILDING CODE CAME INTO FORCE on JANUARY 1, 2014 The new Building Code amends the 2006 Building Code in a number of ways. Focusing on new standards for construction that will provide better fire protection of building structure to protect the public. Also included are enhanced energy conservation provisions for new buildings to reduce greenhouse gases, protect air, water and soil quality. For more information please visit our website

SYDENHAM WATER PLANT The existing water rates have been undergoing a review through Council, Proposed rates and other related information will be presented at an open house where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. An Open House is scheduled on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Preliminary information is available on our website at www.southfrontenac.net/water-ratereview.

Rev. Patsy Henry, (centre) and her crew at the dinner

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n an effort to keep the heat on at St. Paul's United Church in Harrowsmith, members of the St. Paul's Church Council held a chili dinner and silent auction on January 18 to raise funds aimed at replacing the two 20-year-old furnaces in the church, and to help pay for a recent $2800 upgrade to the church’s elevator The old stone church, which is a Harrowsmith landmark, was built in 1919. It replaced the former Wesley Methodist church, which was built in 1849 at the north end of the village. In 1986 an addition consisting of an upper room with a kitchen, offices and a Sunday school room was built on to St. Paul's, and in 1990 an elevator was put in, making the church wheelchair accessible. Sheila Anthony and Dan Hole organized the chili fundraiser and an army of volunteers worked in the kitchen serving up numerous batches of homemade chili, Caesar salad and home-made sweeties as diners perused the wide selection of items for auction. These included numerous gift baskets, gift certificates, games and toys, sporting goods, home-made comestibles, and arts and crafts, all of which were donated by businesses and individuals from the community. Diners also enjoyed live musical entertainment courtesy of Brittany Smith and Meryem Venkirane. Sheila Anthony said it came as no surprise that both furnaces in the church needed to be replaced this year. “They've been

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2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS Nominations for the 2014 Municipal elections opened on Thursday January 2, 2014 at 8:30 am. Nominations will be taken for the following positions, Mayor, two (2) Councillors from each of Bedford, Loughborough, Portland, and Storrington Districts, as well as one (1) Trustee for the Limestone District School Board. For detailed filing instructions and formal notice see our website for details.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE WINTER HOURS Winter hours are from 3 pm to 7 pm on January 23rd, February 13th & 27th, March 13th & 27th. See our website for more details.

WINTER MAINTENANCE Winter is now upon us. To assist our crews in their winter control efforts, the parking of vehicles on Township roads and village streets from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. is not permitted from December 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. As well, pursuant to Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act “No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing from the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road”. Please be advised that the Township of South Frontenac will NOT be responsible for damages to mailboxes, newspaper boxes, recycle boxes or parked cars where said boxes or vehicles interfere with the winter maintenance on Township roads.

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Meryem Venkirane and Brittany provided musical entertainment hit and miss and working off and on for the last couple of years, which is something that we just can't have here. We knew that is was just a matter of time before both needed to be replaced.” Replacing the furnaces will cost $7,000, and Sheila said that the funds for that cost plus the additional $2800 for the elevator upgrade will come wholly from community fundraisers. Other upgrades at the church this year will the refurbishing of two stained glass windows, which will be made possible by funds put aside in memoriam for Fergus Brown, a member of the congregation who passed away last year. Mark Thompson of Verona will be refurbishing the windows and a dedication ceremony will be held at the church later in March. The church is used by a number of community groups and Reverend Patsy Henry, who has been leading both congregations of the Harrowsmith-Verona Pastoral charge for the last two and a half years, said that it is the local church community who enable the church to keep its doors open year after year. “Whenever there is a need to be filled, people just arrive and do what needs to be done. We're so Main St. Verona  613-374-2851 grateful to the community for their ongoing support,” she said. Glenna Lewers is one of those individuals and she was busy washing dishes at the event. She was married at the church 55 years ago and has been a member even longer .“This is a very special place for me and it holds a lot of memories,” she said. Suzanne Hoag and Marni Pedersen, who head up the Sunday school program at the church, said that this year they and their group raised funds for the Verona Community Association's Christmas for Kids program, the local food bank, emergency relief, and also helped provide 40 Christmas hampers to families in the community. Sheila Anthony said that the church community is a very special group. “Without them we would not be able to do everything that we do.” The next fundraiser at St. Paul's will be a full turkey Sydenham 613-376-3213 dinner on Sat. March 1.

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Harrowsmith’s Golden Links hall suffers $20,000 in damages

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eavy snow, ice and the recent January thaw have wreaked havoc to a number of buildings and homes in the region. The Golden Links Hall in Harrowsmith was one building that has suffered, and as result two functions that were scheduled to take place there had to be canceled. Debbie Green, who is the Vice Grand of the Rebekah Lodge Branch 358 and also secretary of the Golden Links Hall Committee, said that she became aware of a problem on January 10 after a couple of hall members arrived to take out the recycling. “They arrived to find the small meeting rooms, the cloak room and the storage room all flooded. There was about 3-4 inches of water on the floor in those areas and my

understanding is that the flooding occurred as result of the ice storm that took place earlier this month," she said. The storm caused an ice dam on the roof above those sections of the building, which caused water to leak through the roof vents as the ice and snow began to thaw. Luckily the main hall of the building and the lodge room off of it were not damaged. Green said that on the following Monday, Service Master, a water damage company from Kingston, was called out to assess the situation. They estimated the damage at $20,000. While the company reported no structural damage to the roof or building, all of the carpeting, drywall and ceiling tiles had to removed in the affected areas and will be replaced in the next few weeks. The company has installed numerous industrial-strength dryers to dry out the flooded areas, which Green said would take close a week. This must be done prior to the installation of the new materials. Green said the repairs come at a terrible time since the hydro and heating bills at the hall will still need to be paid, but she did say they are thankful that the damage was not worse and that insurance coverage will pay for all of damages. That being said, however, the revenue that would have been generated from the two canceled fundraising functions - the beef supper that was scheduled for Jan. 19, and the bingo that was scheduled for Jan. 21 - will be sorely missed.

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Debbie Green hopes to be able to schedule some additional fundraisers to make up for the loss. She is hoping that the reconstruction will be complete by March 1, in time for the Oddfellows' Branch 306 120th anniversary celebration, which is scheduled for that day. Green has been a member of the Rebekahs for 30 years and on the hall committee for the past 10 years. She said that she does not recall ever having to cancel a function in the hall's 40-year history, nor does she recall the building ever being damaged in any way before. She thanks the community for their patience and understanding in this matter and said she hopes to see everyone at their next beef supper, which will take place on February16 from 4-6:30pm. The regular youth dances and ballroom dancing lessons will continue as scheduled at the hall.

Flinton Relay for Life to move to September

Cody Fanning, middle, flanked by Ty Seeley and Patti Middleton

to put the relay on in June, but hopefully we can get some new volunteers to help our team crews out and we can have a lot of success in September," said Carolyn Hasler, the long-standing chair of the Flinton Relay. To that end, a meeting has been called for volunteers and anyone else who is interested in participating in this year's event. The meeting is scheduled for the Flinton Recreation Centre next Wednesday, January 29, at 7 pm. Hasler said that the Relay committee is looking for volunteers who can take on committee roles as required, and for some who can help out with fund-raising. The comLast year, Team Mission McFadden was one of 21 teams at the 2013 Flinton Relay for Life. mittee is also looking to sign by Jeff Green up teams as soon as possible ecause so many of the perennial volunteers who put on to get the momentum going for 2014. the Relay of Life in Flinton each year are very busy in the “The cancer society does a lot of work right here in our late spring and early summer, this year's relay will take place community and they do the research as well for everyone,” in early September instead of June. said Carolyn Hasler, “and I for one am happy to support The change will help not only the volunteers, but relay par- them. That's why those of us on the committee come back ticipants as well, because the final straggling blackflies and to the relay each year. But we do need help, including an enferocious early season mosquitoes of June will be long gone tertainment co-ordinator, and the meeting is a great chance when the Relay comes along. for people from all corners of the region to get involved." “I told the Cancer Society that we just did not have the time For further information call Carolyn or Bruce at 613-3368659 or email: brucehasler@bell.net

by Connie McLellan n Dec. 28, 2013, Corp. Cody Fanning, son of Vera and the late Butch Fanning of Sharbot Lake, was sworn in. Cody has been in the military for six years and he is an Army Weapons Technician stationed in Edmonton at the Canadian Forces Base in Lancaster Park. At a time when we are losing more and more of our WWII veterans, it is nice to see a younger generation wanting to be a part of something that has become an important part of our community and heritage. Cody took time out of his Christmas leave to be sworn in as a member of our Legion. Welcome aboard, Cody!

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SOCIAL NOTES CARD OF THANKS

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Delyea Special thanks to all for phone calls, visits and treats while I was in hospital in Kingston and Napanee; to the nurses and doctors in ICU in Kingston, for all the good care on the Heart Floor, and special care in L&A Hospital in Napanee. Television rental, all was appreciated. Donald Delyea

OBITUARY

WEBSTER, Thomas James Suddenly at Sharbot Lake on Saturday January 18, 2014 in his 67th year. Dear father of Marcie Asselstine (Joe) and Matt. Stepfather of Angie, Melanie, Christine and Carole. Grandfather of Casandra, Thomas, Amber and Victoria. Sadly missed by his sister Frances Smith and former wife Judy Jackson. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Rested at Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Friends were received on Wednesday, January 22 from 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the Funeral Home on Thursday January 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. Following the service cremation will take place. Donations to the Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences at goodfellowsfuneralhome.com KELLER, Lynda (née Elsbury) of Denbigh, passed away suddenly at her home on Friday, January 17, 2014 in her 67th year. Loving wife of 52 years to Herb Keller. Dear mother of Annette (Chris Case) of Quebec, Janet (Floyd) Keller of Denbigh and Sally (Gordie Levett) of Belleville. Pre-deceased by her son George Keller and her parents Joe & Mabel Elsbury. She will always be cherished in the memories of her 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Lynda will be sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Jennifer Mercer and her many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends. Following cremation, a Celebration of Lynda's Life and burial of the urn will take place at a later date. Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the Lung Association through Milestone Funeral Center, 11928 Hwy 41, Northbrook, Ont. K0H 2G0 (613-336-6873).

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In Memoriam Delyea In loving memory of a father, mother, grandma and grandpa. William (Bill) March 27, 2004 Irene (Tryan) - January 13, 2009 Goodbyes are not forever, Goodbyes are not the end, This simply means we miss you Until we meet again. Love, Donald, Keith, Elaine & families

In loving memory of a dear friend Graydon, who left us January 25, 2006. It only takes a little space To write how much we miss you But it will take the rest of our lives To forget the day we lost you. Ivan, Velma & family

Gray, Graydon I remember with much love: a special husband and best friend, whom God called home on January 25, 2006. I see you in the morning sun, And in the sparkling snow, I hear your laughter in the rain, And everywhere I go. When I am sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, I seem to hear you whisper "Cheer up and be strong". So I'll be brave, dear Graydon, And pray to God each day, That when He calls me home to you, Your smile will guide my way. My love forever, Dorothy.

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ruary 2, 2 - 4 p.m. open to the “A Month by Month" Art public, friends and family. Exhibition is an exciting Gloria Shoebridge is a new event at the MERA mostly self-taught artist who Schoolhouse in McDonenjoys the textural effects alds Corners. Each month that acrylic, collage and other a new exhibition will be mixed media can produce. mounted by a different Gloria has operated her own artist or artists, and these speciality painting business, will vary in style and media. Currently, the MERA "Sheep 2" basketry wall sculpture by An- and has offered workshops in personal creative expression weavers are displaying 17 karet Dean, photo by Kirsten Scott through art. hand-woven pieces, which Ankaret Dean has been involved with include a variety of items and techniques, from hand-woven clothing to rugs, woven weaving and basketry since her graduation from Sheridan College in 1975. After a hangings, to felted hats and hand towels. The month of February will see the paint- long career of teaching and exhibiting, she ings of Gloria Lee-Shoebridge and basketry moved to Lanark Highlands in 1994 to keep wall sculptures by Ankaret Dean. The Show sheep and bees. She is one of the founders is called “Inspired by Nature”. The paintings of MERA. Beth Girdlers from Elphin will exhibit her art and the wall sculptures will reflect the energy of the world and nature, animal and bird life. and photogtraphy during the month of March. A vernissage will be held on Sunday, Feb- Please call 613-278-1203 for details.

Gathering aimed at community unity A by Jeff Green

small gathering was held on January 18 at the Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake. Elder Donna Hollywood, who has been involved in educational, cultural and political Aboriginal pursuits for decades, called people together in the name of unity. A pipe ceremony brought the gathering into focus, and it was followed by some spirited music and dancing courtesy of a young drum made up of members of the St. Pierre family. The gathering had a clear unity theme, and this was exemplified by the pipe ceremony, which was presided over by Martin Rennick. He made reference to the divisions that have plagued the Aboriginal community locally for many years, which have led to a small number of inter-related families affiliating themselves with three different First Nations. A further division was fomented last year when

the 500 members of the Shabot Obaadjiwan were removed from the voters' list for the ratification of the Agreement in Principle for the Algonquin Land Claim. “What I wanted to do was to cut through all those politics and bring people together to eat and dance and talk about what they have in common,” Donna Hollywood said of the event, “and I felt it was a success in those terms.”

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The Loughborough Christmas & Emergency Relief Committee (LC&ERC) would like to extend a sincere thank you to the following 109 individuals and families who so generously donated to our recent fund-raising campaign as well as the 126 others who have chosen to remain anonymous. With their help the LC&ERC was able to provide Christmas baskets of food and gifts for 69 families in Loughborough District. Joanne Ankers Michael Ankers Nicole & Lynn Arthur David & Joanna Atherton Peter Aykroyd Anneliese Bazner Christine & Paul Bell Klod Binette & Paul Snozyk Scott & Patti Black Dominic & Anna Blackwell Paul & Cara Blais Les & Valerie Buchan Karen & Rick Burgess Mary Card Nancy Carr Scott Carr-Braint Robert Charest Len & Joan Clark Andrea Clarke Dawn Clarke Judy Compton Liane & Donald Connolly Cathy Crawford Peter Dawe Lucien & Linda Denis Dennis Dillman Shirley & Glenn Eastabrook Jill Ferguson

Bernard Finn Carole Foo Jack Fox & Brenda Hunter Wendy Fox Ruth Gordon Tracey Griesbach Karl L. Hansen Audrey & John Hunter Linda Hunter Gerald Hyndman Gyles & Lois Johnston Steve & Sharon Jones Lanny Kamin & Carol Sparling Jim & Bev Kelly Wilma Kenny Ian Kilborn Janet Knights Rhonda Kristensen Dave Kuhn Daniel & Laina Lees Roswell J. Lees Jennifer Linton Steven & Penny Lloyd Rebecca Luce-Kapler Tracey Mallen & John Kemp Reg & Connie Manuel David & Sheila McCracken Gord McDiarmid

Bob & Reta McKean Marie McKenna Stephen McKenna Beverly McNeill Jennifer McNeill & Dan Stinson Jim & Marlene McQueen Suzanne Meulenaar Mark Millar Don & Mary Murphy Soo Newberry Karen & Curtis Nickel Marilyn O’Connor Lois Orr Wayne & Gwen Orr Carl & Jean Pritchard Laura Prociuk Lois Purvis Dr. Paul Radford Dr. Jack Raleigh Alan Revill Jonathon & Ellie Russell Ann & Michael Savage Wayne Scott Angela Shepherd Ken Sigsworth Eleanor & Neil Smith Helen Smith

Lyle & Jean Smith Celia Stewart Peter & Roxy Stewart Bruce & Eleanor Stuart Spencer & Helen Storms Stan Teeple Judy Tetlow Vera Thompson Rosemarie & Don Thorne Paul Tohill Eileen Van der Zwan Ron & Nancy Vandewal Alfred VanKoughnett Denyse VanRhyn Errol & Iris Wallingford Vivian Walsh Chris & Christine Ward Scott Watson Roseanne Way Shaun & Jessica Whitman Carol Whyman Janet Williams Karol Willis & Trevor Hunt Robert & Kathryn Wolsey Lynda & Alan Wolsey Ruth Wright

The LC&ERC also offers our heart-felt thanks to the following businesses and groups who supported our fund-raising efforts with donations of money, goods, time, and other resources. Catholic Women's League Clinton Dentistry Frontenac Dairy Producers Committee Knights of Columbus, St. Patrick Council Loughborough Public School staff & students Memory Lane Flowers & Gifts Mill Street Pizzeria

OPP Veterans Assoc., Chapter 9, Kingston Royal Bank – Sydenham Royal Canadian Legion Sydenham St. Patrick's Catholic Church St. Paul’s Anglican Church South Frontenac Municipal Office South Frontenac Public Works Southern Frontenac

Community Services Sydenham Holiness Church/ Kingston Capital Men’s Chorus Sydenham Drugsmart Pharmacy Sydenham & District Lions Club Sydenham Pet & Farm Supply Sydenham Veterinary Services & Staff Sydenham Women's Institute

Sydenham One Stop The Beer Store - Sydenham Tom Revell, Jamie Deline & Bauder Road Trousdale's Foodland Trousdale's General Store Trousdale’s Home Hardware Vision Soup - Leslie Reade & Josey Steele Wilton Cheese Wilton Pottery

The tradition of generosity so evident in our community has allowed the LC&ERC to help all those who needed assistance. The success of this fundraising drive will also ensure the continued provision of emergency relief aid when needed. Your support is in the true spirit of neighbours helping neighbours! If you have a need for assistance or wish to offer assistance you can contact the LC&ERC at 613-572-6004. Just leave a message and someone will get back to you shortly.

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AUTOMOTIVE KALADAR AUTO RECYCLING. We sell cars for under $1990 safetied & E-tested, low kilometres. We have good winter tires. We take trade-ins. 11520 Hwy 41; 613-336-9899; 613885-8644 KINNEY AUTO WRECKING Station Road, Kaladar. 4x4 trucks & parts for sale. Scrap cars, stoves, fridges wanted. 613-336-9272.

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FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM APT. Harrowsmith $450 per month plus heat; first & last months’ rent, no pets. Available Feb. 1, call 613-372-2302 1 BEDROOM + DEN in 4-plex, in Kaladar, references, first & last, $475 + hydro, available March 1, please call 416-554-9746 3 BEDROOM HOUSE, Mountain Grove, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, electric and wood pellet stove, $750 + utilities extra, 613-335-3878, 613-213-3055 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE, Northbrook area, newly painted - $825 plus utilities; 1st and last required. 613-336-8378 KALADAR – 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, fridge & stove, utilities extra, call for details, 613-336-9429 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT, available March 1st, country lake setting, smoke & pet-free, 1st & last, $995 month inclusive. 613-376-9815

FOR SALE 3 BEDROOM HOUSE in village of Mountain Grove. Totally renovated, 2 bathrooms. Electric and wood pellet heat. $90,000. Call 613-3353878. CENTRAL BOILER OUTDOOR FURNACES 2014 Winter Rebate. Save up to $700.Call for more information. Your local Dealer, Wood Heat Solutions, Frankford, ON, 613-398-1611; Bancroft, ON 613-332-1613. www.chesher.ca CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES, 8 weeks old, no papers or shots, parents on site, very clean, well looked after, $350; 613-358-9381. FIREWOOD, DRY MIXED HARDWOOD, cut, split and delivered, full cubic cord starting at $300. Phone 613-279-2048 FIREWOOD: SEASONED MAPLE. Pick up in Henderson or delivery can be arranged. Contact Ray at 613-336-1857 or Cell @ 613920-7770 INCOME PROPERTY - Duplex in Arden. 2 storey rental apartment. Both rented. Totally renovated. Call 613-335-3878.

HUNTING & FISHING FIREARMS & HUNTER ED COURSES. Harrowsmith: Firearms Course – February 21 & 22, Hunter Education Course - February 28 & March 1. Wild Turkey license examinations. Call Bill at 613-335-2786 FUR HARVEST AND MANAGEMENT (TRAPPERS) COURSE at Henderson on February 8, 9, 15, 16, 2014. Call to reserve, filling fast, deposit required. Call Willis, 613336-8807 HUNTER SAFETY AND FIREARMS COURSES. Turkey Examinations. Please call for course dates and details. Call Richard 613-336-9875.

MUSIC LESSONS TOM’S MUSIC STUDIO is now accepting students for drums, guitar, bass guitar, piano, beginner banjo and theory; repairs to all stringed instruments. Tom 613-539-4659

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earn more about sustainable living at the Red Boot Benefit fundraiser for Wintergreen Studios, an off-grid educational retreat centre located at 9780 Canoe Lake Rd. near Godfrey. The Red Boot Benefit will take place on Sat. Feb. 1 at Memorial Hall, Kingston City Hall, from 2-5 pm and will support Wintergreen’s continuing work in sustainability education. Wintergreen offers workshops; short courses in the arts; annual dinner-entertainment series that have featured some of Canada’s best-known writers and musicians, including Lawrence Hill, Lorna Crozier, Steven Heighton, Helen Humphreys, and Rick Fines; and retreat and meeting facilities. The Red Boot Benefit will feature entertainment by one of Canada’s most beloved poets, Lorna Crozier; music by Kingston’s Swamp Ward Orchestra; local wines, complemented by food from Kingston restau-

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SERVICES DRYWALL AND PLASTER REPAIRS. Professionally trained. Drywall installation, old fashioned quality, three coat hand finishing. Free estimates. Call Rick at 613-375-8201. KEVIN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Lawn Maintenance, Trees Cut, Woodsplitting, Snow Removal, Winter Roof Cleaning, Junk Pick-up & Disposal, Minor Building Repairs. Call Kevin 9am - 5pm, Monday-Friday. Please Leave a Message, 613-279-1901; 613-453-5896 PET SITTING in Mountain Grove. Going away? Let us help. Dogs, Cats, etc. Spacious, individual accommodations. Long walks. By appointment only. Laura Mills 613-335-3658. Evenings are best or leave a message. PHOTOCOPY, FAX & LAMINATION SERVICES available at The Frontenac News, the Annex (rear building), 1095 Garrett St., Sharbot Lake. Competitive prices! 8½“ x 11” - Black & White, 1-10 copies: 15¢ ea; 11-25 copies: 10¢ ea; 26-100 copies 8¢ ea. Color copies 65¢ each (25¢ for 50+). Taxes extra. Call 613-279-3150 for information. RESPITE CARE FOR YOUR LOVED ONE. Private Home setting. Certified PSW / Hairdresser / Chef / Advanced First Aid & CPR. Walk-in bath, private room. Enquiries: 613-3363067; ohhunnychild@hotmail.com RYAN’S TREE SERVICE. Free estimates. Pruning, dead wood, selective branch removal, tree removal, hedge trimming, brush chipping, stump grinding. 613-888-1412; 613-374-2347. SEWING ALTERATIONS, HEMMING, ETC. This And That Thrift Shop, 32 Peterson Rd., (turn at lights in Northbrook). Call 613-3360656.

Notice to Creditors RESTUS NEADOW - All persons having claims against the Estate of Restus Neadow of the former Hinchinbrooke Township, now Township of Central Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac and all other persons claiming an interest in property formerly owned by Restus Neadow located at or about Lot 27, Concession 3 of said Township, are requested to file proof of same with James L. McDonald of Cunningham Swan LLP (jmcdonald@ cswan.com). Legal proceedings are contemplated that may affect your rights and in which you are entitled to participate.

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Opening For Required 2-3 days a week The position requires sound knowledge of meat operations, meat cutting, sanitation, food safety and Health and Safety practices. If you have the skills and experience we’re seeking, please mail or fax your resumé in confidence to: Northbrook Foodland Attention: Charlene 12258 Hwy 41 PO Box 166 Northbrook, ON K0H 2G0 Phone: (613) 336-2647 Fax: (613) 336-9492

Township of Addington Highlands Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Addington Highlands, at its meeting to be held in the Township Hall, 222 Hwy #28., Denbigh ON at 19:00 on February 18, 2014 proposes to enact a by-law to Close and Stop up and Sell part of the Road allowance, described as follows and which has been declared to be surplus to the Township’s requirements: Road Allowance between Concession 12, Lots 7 & 8, and Concession 13, Lots 7 & 8, Geographic Township of Denbigh, now located in the Township of Addington Highlands, County of Lennox & Addington Being more fully described as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Survey Plan 29R-10131.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the Estate of Charles Henry Tooley, late of the Township of North Frontenac, who died on or about November 23, 2013 must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before March 1, 2014 thereafter the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. Della Tooley Executrix, by her solicitor Leonard G. Bryan, Barrister and Solicitor Box 669, Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0

And Further Take Notice that the Council of the Township of Addington Highlands, at the aforementioned meeting, will hear any person who claims that his/her lands will be prejudicially affected by this bylaw and who applies to be heard. Dated at Flinton, ON, January 15, 2014 Jack Pauhl, Clerk Treasurer Township of Addington Highlands 72 Edward St., P. O. Box 89, Flinton, ON, K0H 1P0 Tel (613) 336-2286 Fax (613) 336-2847 EM: clerk@addingtonhighlands.ca

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rants and chefs; auctions featuring all manner of red items — red roses, original art, tickets to the theatre, dinners, lunches with celebrities, and trips to New York City and the Napa Valley. This past spring, Wintergreen received a $35,000 Trillium grant to develop workshops on sustainability education, and staff and volunteers have created five workshops and a self-guided sustainability tour of Wintergreen’s off-grid facilities. The series, called Simple Abundance, can be viewed under the Education tab at wintergreenstudios.com. Tickets for the Red Boot are $75, available online or at various outlets in Kingston, Westport and Perth. - submitted by Wintergreen Studios

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MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF NORTH FRONTENAC TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on the 6th day of February, 2014, at 6648 Road 506, Plevna, Ontario. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at 3:30 p.m. local time at the Municipal Office. Description of Lands: Part of Lot 41, Concession 1, being Part 1, 13R-7357, geographic Township of Clarendon, now in the Township of North Frontenac, County of Frontenac. (File No. 12707-320) PIN 36191-0039 (R) Minimum Tender Amount: $6,972.89

Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, the relevant land transfer tax, and HST, if applicable. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. The land does not include the mobile home situate on the land, if applicable. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Kelly Watkins, Deputy Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506 Plevna, Ontario K0H 2M0 613-479-2231

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Donations to offset the cost of publication would be appreciated. Friday January 24 HARROWSMITH - YOUTH DANCE Golden Links hall, 7-9:30pm for ages 9–15; $6; Sharon 539-6676 or Wayne 358-2355 NORTHBROOK - GOLDEN SUNSET SENIORS euchre tournament, 7pm, Lions Hall; info: Verna 613-336-8682 PLEVNA – BINGO FUNDRAISER for ClarMill volunteer firefighters, 7-9pm, cash prizes, Clar-Mill hall SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7 pm Baked Chicken SNOW ROAD - MORNING COFFEE/TEA, community hall, drop in 10am-12 noon SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Meeting, 7:30pm, 1106 Gemmills Road

Saturday January 25 HARROWSMITH - FAMILY MOVIE “EPIC”, free, S&A Hall, 6:15pm, all welcome NORTHBROOK - ROBBIE BURNS SUPPER, 5.30pm, Lions Hall; info, reservations: Ian 336-2203 or Gordon 336-0157; hosted by Cloyne & Distr. Historical Society. PARHAM - GOSPEL SING, Free Methodist Church 7pm, featured is the Millcreek Band; local talent. Refreshments, freewill offering, all welcome. SHARBOT LAKE WINTER FARMERS MARKET, Oso Hall, 9am–1pm winter veggies, preserves, organic fair-trade coffee, etc; slfm. handsonharvest.ca SNOW ROAD - BREAKFAST Snowmobile Club, 8-11am; 1106 Gemmills Rd., all welcome; you could win a free breakfast. SYDENHAM - THE CROSSING, contemporary praise & worship service, 6pm St. Paul’s Anglican Church, all welcome

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TAMWORTH - MADISON VIOLET in Concert at Legion; 8pm; admission $25 advance; 613379-2808 VERONA - WINTER WEEKEND WAKE-UP BREAKFASTS, Trinity United Church, $5. Plus choice of tea, milk, juice, muffin or coffee for $1 more; 9-11am

Sunday January 26 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Rd, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel & more, $2, 613-374-2614 FLINTON - COFFEE HOUSE Through the Roof Ministry Center, 6:30pm . Open mic; all welcome MCDONALDS CORNERS AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Annual General Meeting, 1pm, Agricultural Hall, all welcome, info 613-2593480. MCDONALDS CORNERS - EVALYN PARRY CONCERT, MERA Schoolhouse 2pm; part of 3-concert series; single concert advance $22; $55 for three concerts; 613-485-6434 or www. ticketsplease.ca WALK FOR MEMORIES 2014, fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society - Cataraqui Centre Kingston beginning at 9:30am. To register, visit www.walkformemories.ca

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Wednesday January 29 FLINTON - RELAY FOR LIFE planning meeting, Rec. Centre, 7pm. New volunteers needed, teams can sign up, all welcome; info: Carolyn 613-336-8659 RURAL WOMEN’S GROUP, 1:30-3pm, Rural VISIONS Centre, 4419 George St.; free transportation avail: 613-376-6477; 1-800-7639610, all women welcome SHARBOT LAKE - SPAGHETTI DINNER/SILENT AUCTION, music, 6pm, fundraiser for New York and Costa Rica school trips; Granite Ridge Education Centre,

Thursday January 30

Monday January 27

HARROWSMITH DINERS, noon, Free Methodist Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477. SHARBOT LAKE - CHARITY BINGO hosted by Northern Frontenac Community Services, Oso hall; doors open 5:30pm; proceeds to seniors’ programming, family counseling, the Drop In. SYDENHAM - ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP 7-9pm, Grace Centre; info: 613-5443078 VERONA - RED CROSS BABYSITTERS COURSE, Prince Charles Public School 9am4pm; for ages 11 & up; $30 includes manual; please register: 613-279-2244.

FAMILY LITERACY DAY CELEBRATION: “A World of Nursery Rhymes”, 9:20-11:30am at the Early Years Centre in Sharbot Lake & the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church; crafts, stories, fun activities SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151.

SHARBOT LAKE - YOUTH DANCE: 6-9pm Oso Hall, sponsored by Northern Frontenac Community Services for grades 5 to 9, $6 SNOW ROAD - FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Snowmobile Club, 7pm, snack & drink provided, all welcome. Info 613-278-0344

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Tuesday January 28

Saturday February 1

LAND O’LAKES QUILTERS Meeting: 9am, Pineview Free Methodist Church (basement level) in Cloyne; new quilters welcome; lolqinfo@gmail.com PARHAM - COFFEE TIME, free drop in, Tuesdays 10-11.30am at Free Methodist Church, all welcome, SYDENHAM - CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, Grace Centre 9-10:30am; info: Mary Gaynor-Briese, 613-376-6477 ext. 305 SYDENHAM – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Grace

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Have you thought about going back to school? by Joyce Bigelow ave you been out of school for a while? Have you thought about going back? Many adults return to school in their 30s, 40s, 50s or older. Some go back to get a high school diploma. Some go to college or take job-specific training. Others go back to take a class they missed the first time around. Still others take special interest courses. There are benefits to going back to school. You can gain skills and certificates needed for a new job or a change of career. It can help you earn more money through a raise or a better job. Getting out to a class can provide social time. It keeps your brain active. And, there’s pride in success. Going back to school may be hard for adults. Things don’t have to stand in the way of your dreams, though. There are programs that can help. For example, both Career Edge (Northbrook) and St. Lawrence College (Sharbot Lake and Sydenham) provide employment services. These are for people who are unemployed or working part-time. Their staff can help you with career options, re-training and school choices. They may be able to connect you with help paying for school. The saying “If you don’t use it, you lose it,” is true. We lose skills and knowledge over the years. You may need those skills to take higher education or for a new job. At Northern Connections Adult Learning Centres, they can check your current skills. Then, they can compare your skills with those needed for your goal. If you want to improve your skills, they can help with that, too. Northern Connections has free courses to help you with school, work and life. Maybe

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These provide workspace, computers, internet and support for online courses. You can take one course or take a whole program. You can do it part-time or full-time. Check OntarioLearn (www.ontariolearn.com) to see what Ontario’s community colleges offer online. Maybe now is a good time for you to return to school. Why not try it? If you start with something free, there isn’t much to lose and there’s a lot to gain

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Legalese - The duty to accommodate employees with disabilities Legalese is a column of general information and opinion on legal topics by the lawyers of Rural Legal Services, Box 359, Sharbot Lake, ON, K0H2P0, 613-279-3252, or 1-888777-8916. This column is not intended to provide legal advice. You should contact a lawyer to determine your legal rights and obligations.

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n small rural communities where it may be difficult to find full time local employment, disabled workers often do not request accommodation for their disability for fear it will put their employment at risk. This is especially true for people who have a disability that would not be obvious to others, such as a chronic pain disorder, mental health issue or an addiction. Disabled employees can encounter discrimination in the workplace. Examples include the worker being made fun of by other employees and/or management because of the disability; the existence of a “poisoned work environment” that

exacerbates symptoms of employees with mental health disorders such as anxiety and/or depression; employers refusing to give time off or flex time to accommodate symptoms resulting from the disability; or an employer terminating employment for reasons related to the disability. The Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) states that all employers in Ontario have a duty to accommodate an employee with a disability to the point of “undue hardship”. The Ontario Human Rights Commission has a lot of information on its website about the rights of disabled employees to accommodation at http://www.ohrc.on.ca. The Human Rights Commission states that: Those responsible for accommodation should be aware of the standards for accommodation and be mindful of the following guiding principles: · The needs of persons with disabilities must be accommodated in the manner that most respects their dignity, to the point of undue hardship. · There is no set formula for accommodation – each per-

Aftermath - Divisibility This column by retired mathematician and seasonal Maberly resident, Edward Barbeau, is for your mathematical amusement. Its author is very happy to correspond with readers about mathematical matters, and hopes that the column will turn out to be a dialogue with readers of the Frontenac News. His email address is barbeau@math. utoronto.ca.

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hose of you who make a hobby of mental arithmetic will know some divisibility tests - that is, ways of telling whether a given whole number is divisible by some integer. The simplest of these is the test for divisibility by 2; a number is divisible by 2 exactly when its last digit is even. This can be generalized. To check for divisibility by 4, we just need to determine whether the number formed by its last two digits is divisible by 4. A number is divisible by 8 exactly when the number formed by its last three digits is divisible by 8. Your teen-aged child or grandchild might be able to explain to you why this is so. Another simple test is for divisibility by 5 – just check whether the last digit is 5 or 0. For divisibility by 25, we need the last two digits to be 00, 25, 50 or 75. Next we turn to divisibility by 3, 6 or 9. The older among the readers of this column may have learned the technique of casting out nines when they were in public school. To perform this, we take a given number and determine its digital sum. This involves adding its digits, then adding the digits of the total and repeating this until you get a single digit answer. For example, to work out the digital sum of the number 3544789201, we keep adding the digits until we arrive at a single digit: 3544789201 → 43 → 7 (3 + 5 + 4 + 4 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 2 + 0 + 1 = 43 and then 4 + 3 = 7) The digital sum of 3544789201 is 7. It turns out that any number has the same remainder as its digital sum when you divide by 9. Thus, if we divide 3544789201 by 9, we get remainder 7. Indeed, 3544789201 = 9 × 393865466 + 7. So a number is divisible by 9 exactly when its digital sum is 9, is divisible by 3 when its digital sum is 3, 6 or 9 and is divisible by 6 when it is even and its digital sum is 3, 6 or 9. This leaves divisibility by 7, and the checking rule is a little more complicated. Here the rule is to start with the number

you want to check. Take away its last digit, and subtract twice this last digit from what remains. Keep on doing this until you get a number that you recognize either as a multiple or a non-multiple of 7. This operation will convert a multiple of 7 into another multiple of 7 and a non-multiple of 7 into another non-multiple. Let us check the two numbers 81246 and 57064. 81246 → 8112 (subtract 12 from 8124) → 807 (811 − 4) → 66 (80 − 14) 57064 → 5698 (5706 − 8) → 553 (569 − 16) → 49 (55 − 6) Since 66 is not a multiple of 7, neither is 81246. Since 49 is a multiple of 7, so is 57064. (Warning: unlike with casting out nines, this process does not necessarily give a number with the same remainder.) Can you devise a divisibility test when 11 or 13 is the divisor? Here are two problems for you to think about: 1. Take any even and any odd digit, say 6 and 5. Using only these two digits, construct a ten-digit number which is evenly divisible by 1024. (Hint: 1024 = 210, the product of ten factors each equal to 2.) 2. The number 123654 has the property that 1 is divisible by 1; 12 is divisible by 2; 123 is divisible by 3; 1236 is divisible by 4; 12365 is divisible by 5; and 123654 is divisible by 6. Using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, each once, find a seven-digit number such that the k−digit number formed from its first k digits is divisible by k for each k from 1 to 7. Solve the analogous problem for an eight-digit number and for a nine-digit number.

son has unique needs and it is important to consult with the person involved. · Taking responsibility and showing willingness to explore solutions is a key part of treating people respectfully and with dignity. · Voluntary compliance may avoid complaints under the Code, as well as save the time and expense needed to defend against them. If you or someone you know is experiencing discrimination in employment due to a disability, Rural Legal Services may be able to assist by asking for accommodations or filing a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. You can also contact the Human Rights Legal Support Centre by calling: 1-866-625-5179 or consult with your own lawyer. By taking steps to address the issue you will not only be helping yourself, you may also be helping others who have similar problems but are afraid to come forward for fear of retribution. By: Anne-Marie Langan, Staff Lawyer

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udging by their current standings in KASSAA (Kingston Area Secondary Schools Athletic Association), the Sydenham Golden Eagles junior and senior girls’ volleyball teams arepoised to go far this season. Both teams are tied for first place and if their games against the LCVI Lancers, which took place in Sydenham on January 16 are any indication, it looks like Sydenham has got what it takes as the league goes on hiatus for a two-week exam break. The seniors girls, who are tied with Regiopolis with perfect 10-0 records, were strong from the start in their face-off against the LCVI Lancers last Thursday (January 16), taking first set 25-17. The Lancers put up a fight, though, and in the second set demonstrated their determination, tying it up 8-8 after Sydenham took an early lead, and then taking the lead by two points later on. Golden Eagles Tiffany Amos served up a couple of aces to bring Sydenham back into the lead with the Lancers fighting back hard once again to tie it up 15-15. It was an all out back and forth battle to the end of the set, which included a number of very exciting volleys. With the score tied 22 Sydenham scored on a spike and then put the set away 25-22. Sydenham came out strong in the third set again with #2 Golden Eagle Alanna Walsh serving Sydenham’s way to an early fourpoint lead. The Lancers tried to fight back but when Sydenham power/setter Krissy Berndt served another couple of aces the Lancers appeared to lose a bit of steam, missing a few much-needed points at the net and hitting some overly strong returns that came down outside the line. Sydenham’s Berndt then hit a number of powerful spikes and the set was soon over 25-11. The three-point win leaves Sydenham’s seniors undefeated thus far in the season.

I spoke with Sydenham senior power/ setter Krissy Berndt following the win; the grade 13 student said she returned to do her fifth year at Sydenham partly to be able to play another season since last year’s season was quashed as a result of the strikes. She said the team has been working hard on getting their communication down while also working on their defense. “We’re really hoping to continue on this season playing like we did today as a team and our goal is to go all the way,” Berndt said. She credited the team’s coaches, Katie May and Scott Cashol, as a big reason why the team is playing so well. Katie May teaches Phys Ed and Science at Sydenham and has been coaching the senior team at Sydenham for the past seven years. She played volleyball as a left side hitter at the University of Toronto for five years as an undergraduate. May said her focus for the seniors this year has been on communication, defense, hard work and instilling a positive attitude. She credited the team as a group for their success so far this season. “This is a wonderful group of players who are really committed to the whole team experience in terms of sharing the hard work as well as their failures and successes. Not only do they want to work hard and improve, but they are also really striving to soak up what we are teaching them.” Brian English coaches Sydenham’s junior team, which is tied atop the bunched up the KASSAA standings with four other teams that all have a 7-2 record. Their game against the Lancers took place following the seniors’ game. The first set was close throughout. The score was tied at 15 before Sydenham pulled away with a 4 point service and ended up taking the set 25-20. In the second it was all Sydenham, who were up early on and at one point led 15-1 be-

Sydenham senior girls volleyball won three straight sets against the LCVI Lancers on January 16, maintaining their 1st place tie standing in KASSAA fore they closed out the second 25-7. The final set clinched the juniors’ three set win as they stayed in control throughout and beat the Lancers 25-14. Brian English said the game was a big one for the juniors who earlier in the week lost to LaSalle for their second loss of the season. “This game was a great one in getting back our confidence as a team,” He added that the Sydenham juniors, like most junior teams in the KAASSAA this year, “have struggled because they did not have a season last year. A lot of the work in positioning and systems that you would normally take for granted as being in place is not because there was no season last year…That

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