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Vol. 10 No. 17 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER COVERING NORTH DURHAM THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013 PROTECT what’s IMPORTANT AFFORDABLE HOME SECURITY Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 JULIE COLBY* assistant LEE COLBY** ‘The Waterfront Guy’ PROfESSIOnaL REaLTOR 25 YRS 905-430-3000 Realty Executives Systems Inc. Brokerage ** sales representative * assistant unlicensed Local among marathon participants DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard NORTH DURHAM: The tragic bombings at last week’s Boston Marathon sent shock waves of sorrow throughout the world, and the events particularly hit home for one local resident whose sister was competing in the race. Gord Humphrey, a retired teacher at Port Perry High School was refereeing a rugby game at the time of the attack, and had no knowledge about the situation until receiving a text message from his sister Linnea Rossitter informing him that she was safe, and out of harm’s way. “I got a text from her saying ‘I’m fine, I’m at the bar’ before I even knew that anything was going on,” Mr. Humphrey told The Standard. With cell phone service in the Boston area disabled in the aftermath of the attack, Mr. Humphrey was still able to communicate with his sister since both of them own Blackberry handheld devices. “We were fortunate that we could still communicate with our Blackberries,” Mr. Humphrey explained. “While I didn’t know the full extent of what had taken place, my mother is quite a news-hound, and she was extremely relieved when I contacted her and said that everyone was alright.” TURN TO PAGE 5 SCRAP HAPPY: The Uxbridge Rotary Club was the latest North Durham organization to collect scrap metal donations this spring, during their fifth annual event in the Uxbridge Arena parking lot on Saturday, April 20. The bins and some muscle were donated by Port Perry Salvage and all proceeds will go towards the Rotary Club’s various charitable efforts, such as the Precious Minds program, building recreBENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard ation for youth and aiding those overseas. Huck Finn returns to Uxbridge Saturday DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard UXBRIDGE: The community is getting set to go fishing once again, with the 11th annual Huck Finn Youth Fishing Day returning this weekend. This Saturday (April 27), everyone is once again invited out for a great fun-filled day of fishing on Elgin Pond, which will be home to hundreds of Brook trout just waiting to be caught by any participant 15 years of age and under. The event kicks off with the popular Huck Finn parade. Starting at Elgin Park at 9:30 a.m., all children and parents are encouraged to dress up in their best Huck Finn outfits and decorate their bikes and wagons for the occasion. All parade participants will be entitled to a MARCH IN FOR SAVINGS ON THE WORLD’S #1 SELLING TRACTOR V.I.P. fishing area after the parade. As well, there are lots of special prizes for those participating in the parade. Fishing will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. If you can’t make the parade, there are still plenty of fantastic prizes to be had, in addition to a guaranteed fun-filled day of fishing on the shores of Elgin Pond just bring your equipment, and organizers will provide bait to all registered participants. To register, pick up your ribbon ahead of time at any of the following locations: Uxpool, Uxbridge Legion, Presents, Presents, Blue Heron Books and Canadian Tire. You can also get them at the Pond on the day of the event. If you don’t have any gear the Pickering Rod and Gun Club will be pleased to lend it to anyone aged 15 and under. The event, sponsored by Canadian Tire, is supported by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Uxbridge Township, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Optimist Club, the Pickering Rod and Gun Club, the OFAH, Zone “G”, the Uxbridge B.I.A. as well as the Durham Region Police. Since its humble beginnings in 2002, Uxbridge’s Huck Finn Fishing Day has grown into the largest family fishing day in Ontario, with thousands of particpants on hand for the annual event. Main St. will be closed between Reach/Mill St. and Elgin Park Dr. on the day of the event between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For further information, contact Pat Higgins at 905852-3315 or Amanda Ferraro at 905-852-7831. FOR LIMITED TIME, SAVE SAVE WITH 0% FOR UPATO 84 MONTHS ON BIG WITH % THE REVOLUTIONARY MAHINDRA MAX 0 FOR UP TO SERIES* 84 MONTHS Hurry in to save on Model Max 22 $198.21 per month, includes loader Hurry in to save on Model Max 25 $206.55 per month, includes loader MARCH IN BOB MARK NEW HOLLAND SALES LTD. 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The Standard Newspaper April 25th, 2013

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