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Mississippi Mills Youth Centre opens Dec. 8 BY ASHLEY KULP
It’s been a more than two-year process, but youth in Mississippi Mills will finally have a place to call their own Dec. 8. The community is welcome to explore the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre’s new digs during its grand opening event Thursday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. at 134 Main St. (the former Mac’s location) in Almonte. According to executive director Les Voakes, who was
hired on this past June, the finishing touches are being put on what he calls the “perfect spot” for the centre. “I’m very, very pleased with the location. Very rarely does a youth centre get this kind of opportunity,” he remarked. “It has everything we want: it’s close to the high school, which has Grade 7 and 8 now so it covers all the ages we serve and it’s not right downtown, but it’s within walking distance. It’s the perfect spot in many respects.” Voakes said the last bit of
painting is being completed and counters are being installed for the computer bay this week. “We’ll be finishing the cupboards and then moving in furniture,” he stated. “All of the electrical is officially finished, so it’s just the little bits now.” Besides the location, Voakes is excited about the open concept feel of the space. Working with a blank canvas allowed the youth centre to put their own stamp on how they wanted the building to look. “The open area was an
important factor. Nobody should feel squeezed in,” he said, adding that if a youth is sitting at a computer, they have a view to nearly every area of the centre. “Standing anywhere in that building you can see just about everything.” The open concept layout will feature a lounge area for youth, games space, kitchen and computer/ study spot. Programming will be similar to how other youth centres operate, with See YOUTH page A/CP2
Christmas comes alive in Mississippi Mills It’s no secret that there’s something special about the Municipality of Mississippi Mills which includes the town of Almonte, the village of Pakenham, the former Township of Ramsay as well as the hamlets of Appleton, Clayton and Blakeney. And Christmastime is no exception. After the big crowds at Pakenham Country Christmas Nov. 26, the municipality is gearing up for Light Up the Night Friday, Dec. 2.
Nothing says Christmas in the Valley like Almonte’s annual Light Up the Night event. This year this iconic event is celebrating 26 years. A holiday cheerfilled evening of fantastic musical entertainment, late night shopping, fireworks, hot chocolate on twinklelit street and, of course, the much-anticipated arrival of Santa Claus is truly a heart warming holiday experience to behold. Gail Gavan will be the host and the show will
feature country recording artist Arlene Quinn, local favourites The Ryan Brothers, country music artist Rick Knowles, singer/songwriter Chantal Hackett and friends, Noah Reid, dancer and fiddler Michaela Mullan, The Twinkle Fairies and The Cedar Hill Sunday School Choir. The festivities begin Friday at 7 p.m. on Mill Street in Almonte and wrap up with the “light up” ceremony - a spectacular firework display high above the Mis-
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The Downtown Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade was held on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 26. Above, members of the Almonte Academy of Dance jump up during a dance routine in front of the old Heritage Inn. Right: Members of the local Boy Scouts troupe dressed up as candy bars.
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Bowes Brothers Home for Christmas concert returns Dec. 4 BY TARA GESNER
In what has become a firm holiday favourite, the Bowes Brothers' Home for Christmas concert will celebrate its tenth season with a performance in Carleton Place on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena). The Bowes Brothers - Ed, Rod, John and Andy - were born, raised and still live in and around their hometown of Carleton Place. "I am the only one in Carleton Place," John told the Canadian Gazette during a recent interview to promote the upcoming show. "Rod and Andy are in Beckwith and Ed lives in Mississippi Mills." The Home for Christmas concert begins at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Special musical guests will be Carleton Place's George Chenier Sr. and 13-year-old country artist Davis Dewan from Ottawa. "Davis is a fabulous singer," John said, "and George has been playing country music for 150 years." Also on the ticket Sunday night will be 2016 Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Clarence Bowes, the father of Ed, Rod, John and Andy. "Dad, after playing for 50 years, when he got inducted, he was so humbled by it," John said. "He could not stand the attention." "Even now, he does not like the fact we put the picture of him with his award on the (Home for Christmas) poster," John added. Backing up the Bowes Brothers on stage will be the North Country Show Band. Members are as follows: father Clarence, Brad Scott, Jack Denovan, Mark Lemieux and Ken Kanwischer. Charlie Kitts, who was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, will be returning as master of ceremonies. "We did not have Charlie for the first two years," John said. "Our emcee was Jack Denovan, and now he is in our back up band." Tickets for the Dec. 4 concert are $15 apiece. They can be purchased at the following locations: SRC Music in Carleton Place; Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation office, located on the first floor of the hospital; Alan R. Barker Funeral Home & Chapel in Carleton Place; Mark's Cobbler Shop in Perth; and Nicholson's Sundries in Pakenham. "My brothers and I want to thank them for carrying the tickets," John said. Tickets are general admission, and the seating style is theatre. Snacks and refreshments will be available; however, this is not a licensed event. "We promote it as a family show," John said. The Carleton Place & District
The Bowes Brothers’ Home for Christmas concert will celebrate its tenth season with a performance in Carleton Place on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena). The concert begins at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 apiece. The Bowes Brothers – Ed, Rod, John and Andy – were born, raised and still live in and around their hometown of Carleton Place. Civitan Club is conducting a 50/50 draw. "They have supported us since day one," John said. Every year the Home for Christmas concert sells out, with people coming from all over to catch the show. "Spencerville, Renfrew, Perth...a lot of local people," John said. "We have a wide range of followers." "We turned 150 people away last year because they waited to get tickets," White said. "The concert will feature primarily Christmas music, but there will be some country favourites in there as well to keep everyone happy," John said. "Every performer will do a mix." Sunday's concert will be professionally recorded. "We have played a lot of places, a lot of spots, but there is nothing like coming home and playing for your family and friends," John said. "This is where we got started," he continued. "We love performing for our hometown crowd." Ten years "It was actually the idea of a coworker to do something to support the (Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital), since the funeral home works so closely with the hospital," John said. John co-owns Alan R. Barker Funeral Home & Chapel. "We thought we would do a Christmas concert...it is a neat time of year," he said. The first concert was on Dec. 10, 2006, "and it was really unique because it was the day Abigail, my daughter was born," John added. "We had such a good response." The first year brought in between $3,000 and $4,000, but it has gone
as high as $7,000 at other concerts. Local resident and town employee Bob White came on as a promoter a few years ago, which has helped promote the show to a wider market. "We have done so many things together, whether it is the Country Harvest Music Show or Christmas concert," White said. "When people see the Bowes Brothers and my name on a poster, they know it is going to be a good show," he continued. White described the Christmas concert as "a night to share some good laughs." "Bob got engaged at one of our Christmas concerts, and we even had the Stanley Cup here one year," John said. The concert's sponsors have grown over the years, which has helped cover the costs...more of the ticket sales go to the hospital. "The funeral home sponsored it from the start, which led others in the community to join the effort," John said, "and "Without all of our sponsors we could not do what we do," he continued, "and we truly thank all of them for their support." The 2016 sponsors are as follows: Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd.; Alan R. Barker Funeral Home & Chapel; Law and Orders; Bud's Taxi; MacPherson's Auto Centre; Carleton Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd.; Bradda Printing Services Inc.; and SRC Music. Growing up, the brothers always sang and played music; however, things really evolved after they performed during the International Plowing Match - Rural Expo 2003. Since then, they have shared a stage with some of the best names in country music, including Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Major, George Canyon, Michelle Wright and
Terri Clark. It truly is a family affair for the Bowes brothers. "We play with our father, so he comes everywhere," John said, "and then mom (Anne Bowes) comes to watch and make sure we are all behaving." "My brothers and I are all over 40-years-old and we take our mom and dad with us everywhere we go," he added with a laugh. In addition to plenty of parking, the Neelin Street Community Centre, located at 75 Neelin St., is fully accessible. "To the people who have come to previous concerts, thank you for support us and believing in the cause - the hospital," John said. "Anyone who has not seen the show, it will be a fun night," he added, "and there are different charities people support, but everybody needs the hospital." For more information about the concert and the Bowes Brothers in general, visit www.bowesbrothers. com or call 613-253-5487.
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In her last act as Lanark County warden, Gail Code is encouraging her fellow county councillors to cease the use of bottled water. During an address as she
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Mount Everest was built Saturday in Smiths Falls thanks to the efforts "of the outstanding community, once again," during the 10th annual Town and Country Chrysler Build a Mountain campaign. In week three, Hugh Colton said the campaign has broken records with donations to the Smiths Falls and District Community Food Bank. "It was another big haul," Colton said. "The community came to the plate once again. There are no words to describe their generosity." Carolyn Barr, manager of the food bank said it was "absolutely amazing, and the shelves are full. That will take us through to March/April." Monday, the duo met at the food bank to add even more food items and cash to the count after Sunday's CP Holiday Train rolled into town. "Our up to date count as of (Monday) from this weekend is 60,355 pounds of food and $13,609.55 in cash donations," Colton said. This time around, the campaign didn't just receive food and cash donations, but there were also a lot of toiletries and extras that they don't normally collect - like little goodie bags for children with some mittens, food in the back of the Build a Mountain of Food campaign van at the drop-off site at Andress’ Your Indehats and toys. Saturday, Barr said there was a pendent Grocer in Smiths Falls on Saturday, Nov. 26.
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Lanark County council is wishing "happy trails" to Reid Kilburn. The local resident was honoured for his contributions to the Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation (LCMTC) during the Nov. 23 county council meeting in Perth. Warden Gail Code presented Kilburn with a certificate of appreciation after he announced his resignation with the board on which he has served since January 2013 and most recently held the role of president. "We're celebrating a great person tonight, Reid Kilburn," noted Code, who said that following Kilburn's start on the board, he "has been very instrumental in reinventing the Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation." Code noted Kilburn made strides to form partnerships with stakeholders during his tenure with the LCMTC, "and provided a substantial amount of time and energy in ensuring the Tay River Pathway project would come to fruition." "Over the years, Reid has developed trails of all kinds and has been blessed with many great hiking experiences," Code continued. "His intent on serving on
Lanark County Warden Gail Code, left, presents Lanark County Municipal Trails Corporation outgoing president Reid Kilburn with a certificate of appreciation during the Nov. 23 Lanark County council meeting in Perth. After four years on the board and creating many links to trails throughout the county, Kilburn is moving on. the board was to give back and I'm sure we'll all agree he's more than done that. I just want to say thank you, Reid, for the great job you've done and wish you very much success in the future.
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unanimously supported. “I know it’s a small thing and when you’re warden, the mechanism and how the county works rolls on, but to make a change like this, that’s a big change,” Kidd said. “...I’ll move that we put it so it’s official and we thank warden Gail Code for her initiative on cutting down on plastic bottled water use.” Coun. Sharon Mousseau added her own thanks to Code for all her work done as warden over the past year. “I just want to say, Gail, that you’ve been a wonderful warden and have represented us well, with grace and dignity,” she commented. “You were everywhere. Everywhere I went, you were there...you deserve our thanks and our respect for the wonderful year that you gave us.” “Thank you, I enjoyed every minute of it,” Code concluded.
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those who donate every year,” Colton said. A music concert, The Last of the Good Years, hosted by Lyle Dillabough and Dennis Staples and the gang, held at the Station Theatre provided the food bank with another $1,005 donation. And Sunday during the CP Holiday Train event, the fire fighters were collecting more donations from the huge crowd that swelled down Victoria Street. Those numbers won’t be known until later in the week, though, Colton said. The Build a Mountain float had a welcoming debut at the Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade on Saturday night, which Colton said was well received. “It was a fantastic parade, and that’s the first of three we’ll be in with the float,” he said. Kevin Nolan Trucking’s rebuilt Peterbuilt was decked out in lights as was the 48-foot trailer with its mountain of food, a bulldozer and shopping cart. It’s a show-stopper. Colton said Nolan had a hard time trying to get the transport out of the parking lot at the Station Theatre, but his fire department volunteers quickly cleared the streets so they could “book it to Perth” for the arrival of the train there. Don’t miss the opportunity to check this out when Colton takes it to Perth this weekend to Crystal Palace for the Festival of Lights Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m., and he will be back Saturday for the Santa Claus Parade at 5 p.m. from Sunset Boulevard. On Dec. 10, Colton will have the float in the Smiths Falls night time parade, also starting at 5 p.m. This Friday night, the Smiths Falls RedHawks will host their Hoops for the Foodbank game as the visiting Saskatoon basketball team, the Buffalo Narrows Eagles, will take on the St. John Catholic High School Spartans at 6 p.m. Food bank donations will be collected. Following the 6 p.m. game, stick around and catch the senior RedHawks take on Brockville Collegiate at 7:30 p.m. This Saturday, the Build a Mountain of Food campaign hits Westport’s Kudrinko’s from 9 a.m. to noon, then Gordanier’s in Elgin from 1 to 4 p.m. As of Monday, this year’s campaign totals have reached 119,284 pounds of food donated to local food banks, and $35,635.30 in cash donations. Those numbers are changing daily.
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t’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which, to many, signals a happy time that is to be celebrated for any number of reasons. Unfortunately, that feeling is far from being unanimous. For some of us, though, the so-called festive season is anything but. It can be a very difficult period because of the loss of a loved one or a serious illness; maybe it’s financial challenges or personal issues. As we’ve noted in this space in past years, Christmas can be a time that is endured rather than enjoyed. Those who celebrate the season aren’t trying to make things harder for the people who would prefer to be left on their own or work instead of socializing. The reverse is usually true; anyone who isn’t in the festive spirit is not attempting to put a damper on the festivities for those who are not into the Christmas scene.
Although Dec. 25 is still weeks away, we want to express empathy to those of you who are having or will have a tough time coping with the holidays for whatever reason. We should not overlook the fact that you are dealing with the loss or hardship at a time when many of us are distracted with our own stressful but upbeat Christmas experience. We hope that you might be able to identify something positive and focus on it as you enter the festive season. In the absence of that, please find at least a bit of comfort in knowing that some of us have been there and managed to get through our own Christmas season challenges. In some cases, our own struggles lasted for many years before relief emerged. As much as we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, perhaps we will instead offer our best wishes and hope that the new year and the passing of time will lead to better days ahead.
Generous ‘aunt’ left Mary and family with warm and fuzzy feeling Mother and Aunt Bertha were sitting at the kitchen table over a pot of green tea and oatmeal cookies. Being a Saturday, I was home from school, and as always was delighted when someone came to pay a visit. Although she wasn't an aunt, we called her aunt, because it was considered very bad manners for any child to call an adult by her first name. She came across the 20-acre field in the horse and cutter and had a bag with her that looked to be crammed full with material in a very dark green colour. Mother seemed to be as curious as I was, but then Aunt Bertha was always trying to help her become a good farm wife, and she no doubt had another idea to help Mother along. She took the big wad of green out of the bag, and spread it out on the kitchen table. She was
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telling Mother about keeping our feet warm. This sounded great to me, because our old log house had no foundation, and our feet froze on the cold floors. Aunt Bertha ordered me to stand up on top of the table, right at the edge where the green material was placed, and I was in my stockings, with a pair of my father's wool sox over them. Aunt Bertha ripped the wool sox off, and without further ado, took a pair of scissors out of her pocket and began cutting the material, which she called felt, just slightly larger than the shape of my feet. She helped me off the table, and cut two longer pieces and set them aside. She sent Mother for shoes belonging to everyone in the house, and did the same thing with them: cutting their shapes out of the felt, and matching them with the strips.
to help ward off the drafts of the cold floors. "Now, Mabel, Audrey can do the rest. All she has to do is blanket-stitch those matching pieces together, and everyone will have a pair to
I had no idea what she was doing, but anything that added a bit of excitement on a Saturday morning was fine with me. Setting aside the piles of cut felt, she took a ball of red wool and a big darning needle out of another pocket, laid one of the flat pieces on top of one of the shapes of my feet, and began to blanket-stitch the two pieces together. And right before my very eyes, and before could say "Jack Robinson", Aunt Bertha had created what I knew was going to be a pair of slippers to wear over our stockinged feet
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wear when they take their gum rubbers and boots off at night." And she was gone. Out the door, into the cutter, and across the 20-acre field and home. Well, Audrey was as excited as
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into the evening, everyone had a pair of blanket-stitched felt slippers to put on over their wool sox. Everyone, that is, except Father, who went into his usual ranting about “living on this here farm for my entire life...a farm that has been in our name for more than 100 years, and we never had to put any danged pieces of felt sewn together to keep our feet warm before. So don’t expect me to start now.” Well, the rest of the family put the felt slippers on, praising Aunt Ber-
report that recognizes their feedback. All of this information is important to the board of trustees who will receive the final report from our staff to inform their final decisions," said director Stephen Sliwa. It is important to note that while this information enables the dialogue initiated by the initial staff report, it does not impact the initial draft recommendations, all of which
tha for her brilliant idea, and giving Mother the felt, and not asking for any money either. “Wonderful neighbour... just wonderful,” Mother kept saying. I couldn’t ever remember of having such warm feet on a cold winter’s night. And wearing our wool sox inside, kept the slippers from sliding off too. As usual, Father was in his rocking chair beside the Findlay Oval, with his stockinged feet on a cushion on the opened oven door, and it wasn’t long until we could hear the soft snores, see his pipe come to rest on his chest, and the Ottawa Farm Journal slip to the
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floor. When Father fell asleep, Mother said only an explosion would waken him up. We were all deadly silent, as we saw Emerson take the slippers made for Father and quietly tiptoe over to the stove, and as gentle as a lamb, ease one foot and then the other, into the felt slippers. When Father finally wakened, he looked down at his feet, wiggled them around a bit, saw the felt slippers and slowly got out of the rocker. He went to stoke the Findlay Oval, poured himself a cup of green tea from the pot that sat continuously on the back of stove and was still wearing them when
migrants, migrants, refugees to see if they meet Canadian values. I wish she would tell us what a Canadian value is and give an example of one. Another idea I feel is stale and lame is to ban headscarves in workplaces. I am sure that is high on the minds of Canadians at this point in time. Remembrance Day has just passed and it seems as if we have learned precious little from the war to end all wars. Do you have any idea how Nazism began? First there was extreme nationalism and a boisterous leader who was going to make the country great again and bring back the jobs of the manufacturing boom era in a changing world economy. Then the most important thing – a group to blame for the country’s problems. he headed into the bedroom. He would never admit the slippers were a good idea, but every night, like the rest of us, they went on over his work sox when his boots came off. Like she did many times over, Aunt Bertha was there to help ease Mother into life on a farm, and to give a lending hand whenever it was needed. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www. smashwords.com and type MaryRCook for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at email@example.com.
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Lanark County Camera Club marks 20th anniversary this year In the fall of 1996, Graeme Crabb was a newly-arrived resident of Perth. An enthusiastic photographer, he was disappointed to find there was no camera club in the area in which to share his love of the craft. And so he set out to create one. Hugh Henderson of Pictures Perth provided an initial contact and put up a poster in his store. Next, Graeme placed ads in the EMC and waited to see what would happen. Five people showed up at his home for an initial meeting, of whom four were enthusiastic about founding a club and it was decided to go ahead with an inaugural meeting set for the following January. In addition to Graeme, the founders were Howard Owen, Gary Webster, Horace Lamble, Keith Allan and Bruce Young. More advertisements were bought in the local press and posters hung around town to try and attract interest. At the initial meeting in Howard Owen's home no less than sixteen people showed up and the Lanark County Camera Club was born. An executive was elected, with Graeme Crabb, fittingly, as the first president and space was rented at St. Paul's United Church for monthly meetings. The club was up and running. As the need for more space grew, the venue was moved first to the Baptist Church and then to Algonquin College, where the club continues to
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The Lanark County Camera Club will mark its 20th anniversary at their meeting on Dec. 20. The club currently has more than 60 members. Above, an image by camera club member Sandra Jones. meet today. From that initial meeting the club thrived and grew. There were guest speakers, workshops with well-known photographers, outings and special interest groups to keep members enthu-
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demise of film and the rise and eventual supremacy of digital technology. Within the club this resulted in a schism, with die-hard film enthusiasts becoming increasingly resentful of what they saw as a passing fad and the
growing number of members enthusiastically exploring the new technology and its potential. Tensions escalated over time and even threatened the continued existence of the club, but cooler heads stepped up and under the presidency of the late Ralph Buttrum the crisis passed. The new technology resulted in the formation of a special interest group within the club which meets separately to further knowledge of digital techniques, especially in editing images. Over time, another special interest group was formed to provide help to those members who want to learn more basic skills such as camera controls, exposure and composition. Finally, a third group explores the critiquing of members' images. Today, the Lanark County Camera Club is a thriving organization with more than 60 active members drawn from across the county and beyond. The club is dedicated to providing a non-competitive atmosphere where members can learn, pursue their personal goals of excellence and share their knowledge with others. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Algonquin College in Perth. Our 20th birthday will be celebrated at the meeting on Dec. 20 and all present and former members are invited. Submitted by the Lanark County Camera Club
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Stonehenge among many prehistoric sites in Wiltshire If you are interested in Great Britain and its history then it's almost certain you have heard of Stonehenge, the ancient temple on the Salisbury Plain in central, southern England that experts believe was constructed between 3000 and 2000 BC. My wife and I first visited the impressive stone circle in 1997 as part of a tour of southwest England and the south coast. Because Stonehenge is part of virtually every organized excursion in that part of the world, we found ourselves back at the site two years later. What most tours don't include or emphasize is that Stonehenge is at the centre of the biggest concentration of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England. The region, most of it in the county of Wiltshire, includes hundreds of burial mounds, impressive earthworks as well as the largest stone circle in Europe at Avebury, Wiltshire. The Avebury site, although less than an hour's drive from Stonehenge, is much less known and attracts far fewer visitors than the 1.3 million people who visit Stonehenge annually. When my son Craig and I went to England in September, Stonehenge was high on his list of places to visit. Due to his interest in antiquities Craig wanted to take a tour that also included lesser known sites, some of which are considerably older than Stonehenge.
Because Kathleen and I have been in England so many times over the years I did much of the trip organizing. But I left the antiquities tour to my son. The excursion Craig found online proved to be the highlight of our trip! It was a Tuesday and we had an early (5:15 a.m.) wake-up call. After a hurried continental breakfast in our hotel room we took a Tube train to reach the tour departure point which was opposite the Natural History Museum on Cromwell Road, west London. The excursion Craig chose is run by a firm appropriately named 'Tours from Antiquity.' What sets their tours apart from the many on offer is that the guides are archeologists, people extremely well versed in the subject matter. Even better the numbers are small with a limit of 18 participants. It was a hot muggy day, unusual by English standards. In fact on that particular day the mercury soared to 34.5 Celsius, making it the hottest day in the British capital since 1911. Fortunately we travelled well outside London and it was slightly cooler in the countryside. Our host for the antiquities tour was an archeologist named Tom, an amiable and very experienced man in his early 40s who did an outstanding job of leading our small group. The coach driver Steve was also really
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henge which is a big improvement over the previous set-up. The site is arguably the most important location to fall under the auspices of English Heritage which is the country's second heritage organization, behind the National Trust which manages the lands around Stonehenge. At the time of my previous visits the site was an island between two major roads. To me that took away from the aesthetics of the location on the rolling, windswept Salisbury Plain. The roads have since been merged meaning you can imagine what Stonehenge looked like prior to the arrival of modern civilization. Tom explained that the pathway around the stone circle is also changed periodically in order to protect what remains in the ground. Archeological digs are still conducted there from time-to-time. Credit goes to English Heritage for transforming the site and returning context and dignity to a setting the organization itself calls "this marvel of human endeavour." Just getting the large stones, some of which were carried from faraway Wales to the site was a tremendous feat although the nearby River Avon was probably used to float some of them closer to the location. I can't begin to outline complete details about Stonehenge and the on-
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292/294 LAKE AVE E CARLETON PLACE For the discriminating buyer! Retiree or young professional, these semi detached homes will entice all your senses! Flowing hardwood floors, luminous open concept design, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Within walking distance to stores, hospital, offices and more. Starting at $359,900
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Lovely 3 bed home with good size rooms. Original 3 bd, 2 bth split level home with new kitchen, ceramic hardwood floors.. Walkout to back deck. Spacious yard throughout, attached garage. Close to schools, with 2 great sized garages. $189,900. Call Demi Klock amenities and hospital. $254,900 613-267-8366
3+1 bd, 2 bth split level family home set on Beautifully renovated 1 bd, 1 bth bungalow w/paved THE MEADOWS OF PERTH 12.9 private picturesque acres with 596 ft. of road driveway. Perfect starter home or retirement spot in Now being built. Outside Units $315,900, Inside Units frontage & a natural pond. Det. garage & storage beautiful Heritage Perth. $199,900 $299,900. 2 bd, 2 bth bungalows w/att. gar. Call for buildings. Easy commute to Ottawa. $249,900 Pre-sales information.
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Georgian stone beauty (1820) on approx 8 acres w/pond, guest bunkie, barn & sheds. 4 bd, 2 bth home updated & totally restored to maintain the character & charm. $379,000
5yr new approx 2300 sqft bungalow on slab w/30x40ft insulated/heated gar & sep cabin overlooking m/m pond. A country gem on private 2.5 acres central to Almonte/C.P./Perth! $399,500
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Spectacular country home in mint condition on Come view this great property with beautiful A-frame Charming 2 sty, 3 bd, 2 bth home close to schools 3+acres just mins from Perth. Expansive ‘home office’ 2 sty, 3 bd, 3 bth home w/finished walkout basement & recreation. Attached garage & 2 entrance ways to space inc boardroom in loft. 3 patios & 3 season & lrg deck, set on well treed 1.96 acres lot. $329,900 property. Priced to sell! $259,900 veranda. $534,000
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY DEEDED WATER ACCESS Charming 2 bd, 1 bth bungalow with nice size dining room, living room and kitchen, handy Commercial with residential unit, beautiful brick 2 sty Well cared for 2+1 bed raised ranch home w/deeded mudroom plus a fenced backyard. Great location building. Unique opportunity to work and live in one Dalhousie Lake access. Lots of energy saving updates. location. $199,500 $199,900 and great price!! $164,900
Open-concept home on 2.5 acres backs onto Crown land/overlooks Jebb’s Creek-deeded access. Close to Heritage Perth. $293,000
Executive 4/5 bd 3,600 sq. ft. custom built home, with great road access & level to good water. F/P & sitting area, Spa baths, hobby & study rooms. $999,000
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Sunday Dec 4, 12 noon – 1 PM Raised bungalow set on beautiful treed 3+ acres, partially fenced & gated. Modern kitchen open to dining w/dbl doors to spacious deck. Grand master w/sitting area & walk-in closet. $274,000 Host: Jean Sharpe 613-464-0008
SUN Dec 4TH 1:00 PM– 3:00 PM Elegant 2 bd, 2 bth bungalow with open concept living, kitchen w/lrg granite island, stone f/p, radiant heat & 14’ x 16’ deck. Close to amenities. $449,900 Host: Jean Sharpe 613-464-0008
Excellent value for this large side split 4 bd, 2 bth home with loads of space for family & friends, set on 1.57 acres. Close to lakes & only 15 mins to Perth. $239,000
Stunning log home, 3 bd, 3 bth, radiant flr heat, handcrafted F/P, lrg master w/walkout & attached heated gar! Family/games rm w/private entrance or use as in-law suite or space for home business. $349,900
WED 10:00 – 11:00 AM - Demi Klock 613-267-8366 144 SHEPPARD AVE, PERTH THE MEADOWS OF PERTH SAT 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM - Sheila Birch 613-390-1604 WED, FRI, SAT, SUN 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000 or Jean Sharpe 613-464-0008 THE FOXSTONE - 1,884 SQ. FT. Newly built 2 bed, 2 bath bungalow with coffered SATURDAY 11:00 AM–3:00 PM ceilings and beautiful stone fireplace. ICF construction SUNDAY 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM with in-floor heating in basement, high efficient gas 2 bd, 2 bth bungalow with finished basement, stone heat and A/C. Theatre or Hobby room under fireplace, h/w flrs, granite countertop, open concept living attached garage. $559,900 & att. garage. $439,900 Host: Sheila Birch 613-390-1604
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Wheels of Hope brings hope to people
When Yvonne Specogna and Andre Pelletier retired, they wanted to give back in the community. One of their friends was a volunteer driver for Wheels of Hope in Montreal, and mentioned how some of the patients they drove wouldn't have had any way to get to cancer treatment without this program. Pelletier already drove for other organizations, so they contacted the Canadian Cancer Society and starting volunteering as a driver in early August. "I didn't have the perspective I have now, to be able to help people...they are so positive and the gratitude is over the moon," recalls Specogna. "Most talk and share their stories; they make you feel good...there isn't a downside to this experience." Pelletier had been driving for three years for other organizations. He enjoys doing it and gets to meet great people. "It's a way of giving back to life. People need assistance and I have the time,
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going speculation about why it was constructed. There’s a wealth of information available online. But it was definitely a burial location and a sacred place for those who built it. Today interest focuses on Stonehenge’s geographical position and the belief held by many that the monument was used as a kind of solar calendar. Roman Bath Leaving Stonehenge we enjoyed a lunch break in the beautiful Georgian City of Bath in Somerset. Craig and I had enough time to eat and then move many steps forward in England’s fascinating history, touring the Roman Baths which give the city its name. My son thoroughly enjoyed a glimpse of Roman Britain. On the way out of Bath, Steve stopped adjacent to the famous Royal Crescent, giving us an opportunity to take photographs of the 30 terraced houses which make up the sweeping crescent. It is dramatically situated on a hilltop, high above the city centre. Our next destination was perhaps the best of all. I’ll admit it was a bit of a challenge for me, after such a long day
a vehicle and I'll drive as long as I can," states Pelletier. Specogna and Pelletier drive two to three times a week and have enjoyed their volunteer driving experience so far this year. They recalled a few memorable stories of their drives. "Driving gives us back more than we give," each shared. Transportation program One in five (20 per cent) patients tell us that transportation is a major obstacle in their cancer fighting journey. The Canadian Cancer Society's Wheels of Hope transportation program is taking cancer patients to and from their treatments every day, to cities as far away as, London, Ottawa, Toronto, Perth and Winchester. As a result of local contributions, 89 volunteer drivers within FLA & The Waterways drove more than 200,000 kilometres last year taking patients to and from cancer treatments. Additionally, we have served 29 local children and youth using our
family transportation program. For families with children fighting cancer, treatment can only be received at out of town hospitals, and the Wheels of Hope Family program supports parents for trips to and from out of town appointments. We need your help. Our funds are raised and used locally for the Wheels of Hope program. Our average cost is $70 per trip. Typically, the average cancer treatment is twice a week for seven weeks, for which the cost would be $980. This service is literally a lifesaving program in the lives of many people and families living in our community. If you would like to help get a local cancer patient to their cancer treatments, you can donate to the Wheels of Hope online at cancer.ca/ wheelsofhope and or by calling 613-384-2361 or 1-866877-0309. Submitted by the Canadian Cancer Society, FLA & The Waterways
of walking, to venture uphill to the West Kennet Long Barrow. Several of our companions didn’t attempt the long climb. But Craig said it would be worth it and he was absolutely right. The site is truly amazing! To reach West Kennet Long Barrow we parked in a small lay-by directly opposite Silbury Hill, a magnificent man-made mound. At 129 feet (39.3 metres) it’s the tallest prehistoric mound in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Built in stages between 2400 and 2300 BC its purpose continues to be debated. As for West Kennet, it is one of the biggest, most impressive and easily accessible Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. It was built about 3650 BC which means it predates the first stage of Stonehenge by at least 400 years. The tomb is high enough that you can easily walk inside. In the multi-chambered barrow archeologists unearthed the remains of 46 ancient people from infants to the elderly. Nearby Avebury was our final stop. What sets it apart is that a portion of the extensive stone circles and henge lie within the village itself. Time constraints meant we were able to visit only part of the site which features the biggest stone circle
in Britain. The henge survives as a massive, circular bank and ditch which we were able to explore. From the top you can see standing stones running off into the distance alongside the access road. In total the henge encloses a stone circle that originally contained about 100 stones, some of which are massive. The larger circle encloses two smaller stone circles. The sacred site was built between 2850 and 2200 BC. Before boarding the bus for the return trip to London we sat outside the local pub, The Red Lion, enjoying a drink and a snack and marvelling at the sights around us. The tour, underlined by Tom’s very learned commentary, gave us insight into the remarkably sophisticated prehistoric people who built these impressive monuments and burial sites nearly 6,000 years ago. We didn’t get back to London until 13 hours after we departed. But the long trip was worth every minute. We both slept well in anticipation of the next chapter in our overseas adventure. If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey. email@example.com.
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Carleton Place’s Christmas House Tour raises funds for hospital foundation Dec. 3 and 4 It's a Christmas house tour like no other. The Christmas in Carleton Place House Tour is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the fifth consecutive year Carleton Place will be showcasing its popular Christmas House Tour and as usual, all of the proceeds will be going to the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation to help towards the purchase of much needed patient care equipment. Over the past four years, the tour has raised in excess of $36,000 and are poised to have their best year yet. Their catchment area for ticket sales runs from Cumberland to Kingston and the tour has almost taken on a life of its own. Since the tour began, they have referred to their beloved tour as "A Christmas House Tour like no other", and once you visit these wonderful homes and see for yourself firsthand, you'll see why. It's the only tour in the region hosting both a Saturday evening and a Sunday day tour. It's the only tour where you can find the homeowners present, engaging
and willing to show you around their special homes. It's the only tour where visitors receive a ballot to fill out for a chance to win one of several great prizes and where each home visited offers hot apple cider and home made goodies to savour. Most importantly, all of the homes on the tour are tastefully decorated throughout offering visitors tips and ideas for their own holiday decorating style. See ideas on garlands, Christmas villages, mantels, stair railings, dinning tables and even where you can sneak in that special decor where one least suspects. So mark your calendars and come and celebrate the magic of the holiday season in Carleton Place. You may even wish you could stay awhile! This is a self-guided tour and you may start or finish where you like. Tickets are available for $25 each (cash or cheque only please) and are available in Carleton Place at: Carleton Place Nursery (7164 County Road 29), The Beckwith Kitchen (1 Costello Drive), or the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Gift Shop (211 Lake Av-
enue East; in Almonte at Crush Marketplace (14 Mill Street); in Smiths Falls at Gemmill's Flowers (39 Beckwith Street North); in Stittsville at Pretty Pots Flower Shop (1528 Stittsville Main Street); in Kanata at Yarn For-
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Provincial Little League comes to Perth in 2017 With the World Series of baseball recently wrapped up (congratulations to the Chicago Cubs for their first World Series championship in 108 years), Ontario District 8 Little League is pleased to announce that the Town of Perth has been awarded the provincial tournament for Major-level teams (boys 11 and 12 years old) in 2017. Co-chairs Pat Habel and Karen Crosbie are well known in the community and Little League circles for putting on topnotch tournaments and the league looks forward to another successful week of good baseball and community par-
ticipation. Perth & District Little League will automatically field a team in the competition, along with teams representing districts from all around Ontario participating. Games will take place in late July or early August at Conlon Farm Recreation Park. District 8 administrator, Rick Wilson said they are pleased and send special thanks to the Town of Perth for funding the recent improvements to the Legion ball diamond at Conlon Farm. The infield now boasts new sod and clay, and is ready for more than 120 players from all over the province to play ball.
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Passion, musical heritage hallmarks of Steel City Rovers who hit Station Theatre stage Dec. 16 Expect the unexpected when the Steel City Rovers come to The Station Theatre in Smiths Falls on Dec. 16. Their Winter Tidings Tour Christmas Concert "is different from our usual shows," says Mark Fletcher, one of the Celtibilly band members. Seasonallyoriented tunes, blending Celtic and North American traditions secular and non-secular, ranging from familiar to band-written, make their music unique. The Celtic strain is strong throughout the music of this band that hails from Hamilton, Ontario. "We pick up on many of the old and unknown works," Fletcher says. He tells this story: "There is a piece of Manx music from the Isle of Man. It's more choral in orientation, less busy than traditional Irish repertoires, a little more reflective. It's just used at Christmas during the Manx Carval." It used to be that "people gathered in front of the village church and sang songs to Carval tunes. They sang what happened in the village - who was lost at sea, how the sheep shearing was going, who got married, if the crops were good. They worked their way into the church, listened to the sermon and then sang and celebrated afterwards." All of the band members have had a passion for music - right from an early age. "Every single one of us has had a strong orientation. Our backgrounds are entrenched in music," says Fletcher.
The Steel City Rivers bring their Winter Tidings Christmas Concert to the stage of the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. They play a blend of Celtic and North American music, both traditional and original. For instance, Ryan and Joel McKenna's father and mother both sang the old ballads and pub tunes, and according to the website "there were gatherings of family and friends who sang and celebrated long into the night." And Dave Neigh's father, Edward, is "world-renowned" as a piper, says Fletcher. Fit the passion and heritage together and add drummer/percussionist
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Dave Gould to the mix. Gould is trying something quintessentially Canadian playing caribou antlers. Fletcher says they tried to keep it under wraps, but word got out. The antlers are strung with a guitar string and played "with a bow, like a cello." It's haunting," says Fletcher, himself a multi-instrumental player. In all, during the Friday night show, about 20 different instruments will be played, in-
cluding fiddles, accordions, Irish flutes and drums. The barely four-year-old band likes small venues of 75 to 150 people where they can make "a personable connection with the audience and work hard to be engaged." The Steel City Rovers' performance is at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. Tickets are $30, on sale at Special Greetings, 8 Russell St. E., for cash only (no credit
cards); at smithsfallstheatre.com (Paypal/credit card), by phone 613-2830300 (credit card) and, if available, at the door a half-hour before the performance (cash only). A wine and beer bar will be available before and during intermission. 2017 play season announced The Smiths Falls Community Theatre has revealed its 2017 season of plays - a delightful mix of farce, classic psychological drama, comedy, the world premiere of a play of local historical interest, mystery and a Britishstyle Christmas pantomime - in that order. Plot summaries and details of the 2017 season can be seen on the website at smithsfallstheatre.com. The theatre is also offering patrons an opportunity to attend all six plays for $99. This season ticket comes in the form of a "Six-Pack Flex Pack". Patrons can select how they want to use their six vouchers to purchase tickets to any of the six shows in the 2017 season. The deal - which offers a savings of almost 20 per cent compared to the regular adult ticket price - begins now, will be on sale during the run of Sleeping Beauty, and extends next year until the last day of the first play, March 5. For details of the ways to purchase the vouchers and the many different ways to use them, go to our website: smithsfallstheatre.com. Submitted by the Smiths Falls Community Theatre
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Three entrepreneurs receive 2016 Ben TeKamp Memorial Award BY Doreen Barnes
The Brockville Country Club was all abuzz on Tuesday, Nov 15, as the Employment and Education Centre and sponsors congratulated all those that were nominated for the second annual Ben TeKamp Memorial Award. Small businesses such as musical instruction, craft distillery, florist to vintage clothing and more represented a very diverse cross-section of the types of commerce taking place in the Leeds and Grenville area. Those nominated were High Profile Music, a provider of vocal and instrumental musical instruction; TechTutors, a Brockville-based provider of computer repair and training services; CDN Safety Training, a Kemptvillebased business which provides a variety of training services for other businesses (including confined space entry, safe chainsaw handling and lift truck training); Kings Lock Craft Distillery, a Johnstown-based craft distiller of different spirits including vodka and rum; Maven Marketing and Communications, based in Westport; this business provides marketing, communication and public relations services to businesses; Eternal Care Cremation, an Elizabethtownbased provider of lower-cost direct cremation and burial services; Mint Wellness, a Brockville-based hair care
law, acted as master of ceremonies for the evening. "As you know, Ben was a man of integrity, passion, vision and determination, leaving a huge footprint in our community and beyond." said McElrea. "He had a really neat perspective in the world of business. He believed strongly in the role which entrepreneurs and innovators play in the world of business." Through the Employment and Education Centre, the Ben TeKamp Memorial Award came into being as a way to honour TeKamp and to his role in mentoring and inspiring new entrepreneurs and people interested in starting a new business. Prior to announcing the winners, Shannon Morrison of Skyward Active Health Centre (team of therapists), the first recipient of the Ben TeKamp Memorial Award, spoke about TeKamp and what he contributed to the community. "I have continued to strive for success in business the way that Ben would have wanted," shared Morrison. "He was a true community leader." This award prompted Morrison to start a partnership with the local school to learn more about nutrition and exercise. The award is given to a worthy new or reinvented business in LeedsGrenville. The 2016 winners were an-
From left, Madelyn Piehl of Eternal Care Cremation, William Thomson of TechTutors and Vanessa Gonyea of Dill Flower Studios receive the 2016 Ben TeKamp Memorial Award for outstanding business at the Brockville Country Club on Tuesday, Nov. 15. facility, spa and fitness service; Dill Flower Studios, a florist located in Kemptville; Great Waterway Hearing, located in Brockville; this business provides a hearing aid clinic as well as in-home visits; Can Save Lives Treatment, a Brockville-based which offers training for first aid, CPR and AED; Victim Services of Leeds and Grenville, a Brockville-based organization which assists the victims of crisis;
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9:00 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 2nd annual craft sale and collectibles, Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2295 Wednesdays, Dec 7, 14, 21. Naismith School, County Rd 43, Please join us for refreshments. Almonte Friendship Luncheon, noon on 9:00 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 Baby Talk, Wednesday, December 7, Tuesday December 6, United Church social 1:30-3 p.m. Madison Montessori Academy, hall. Soup, sandwiches and home made des 2965 County Rd 43. sert. Sponsored by churches in Almonte. Bayfield Manor Snow Flurry, Craft & Info Donna 613-256-1894 or Louise 50+ Fitness. Classes Tuesday, Septem Bake Sale. Sat Dec 3, 1:30-4pm, 100 Elvira 613-256-7830. ber 13th @ 10 am; registration being held at St. Numerous craft tables & baked goods. Christmas Baazar, St. Paul’s Anglican 9:15 am. Classes will run every Tuesday and Display of art for sale. Proceeds to Bayfield Church. 70 Clyde Street, Parish Hall, Dec. 3, Thursday @ 10 am in the Canoe Club. En Manor Residents Council. 11-2pm. Home baking, beautiful linens & quiries: 256-8339. Craft and Bake Sale at Country Walk lace, soup luncheon. Arts Carleton Place Annual General Community Center. 131 Oxford Street, December Valley Singles Lunch will be Meeting, Monday, Dec. 5, 7 pm at Black Tar West. Crafts, Local vendors, home baking. held on Sunday, December 4, at 1 p.m. at tan Kitchen, 132 Bridge St. Snacks & social December 10th 10am to 2 pm. The Superior Restaurant in Almonte. For izing afterwards. Dog Park Derby tickets and 2017 Ferguson more info contact Pat 613-622-5693 or Jo Bingo Tuesday, December 6, at 7 p.m. Forest Dog Park calendars on sale December 3 hanna 613-432-7622. Carleton Place Arena upper hall. Elevator at Canadian Tire, Kemptville and December Euchre- 4 hand, December 8, 7:30 p.m. access available. Sponsor: Carleton Place and 4 at B&H Grocer and Jonsson’s Independent Sponsor: The “Town & Country Tenants As District Civitan Club. Grocer from 9 AM until 3 PM. All proceeds to soc., 375 Country St., light lunch. Contact Carleton Place Lions Club Monthly Eu the Ferguson Forest Dog Park project Norma at 613-256-4179. Men’s Competitive Darts. Every chre Tournament. Saturday, Dec 10. Army Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Al Navy Club (across from McEwan’s gas sta Monday starting Sept 12, Kemptville Lemonte Christmas Night Parade. Sunday Dec. tion). Light lunch 12, tournament starts 1 gion. Registration 7:00-7:25 PM. Play starts 4. Ride in the parade by boarding “Betsy the p.m. Prizes. 2 person teams, 8 games played. at 7:30 PM. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Bus” 5-6pm. Call Home Support Community Home Support Christmas or email@example.com 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Luncheon, Wednesday, December 7 at Carle The North Grenville Photography Club Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Fit as a ton Place Arena at 12 noon. Transportation meets the first Wednesday of every month at Fiddle every Friday 10am. Almonte United available. Info/reservation: 613-253-0733. 7 p.m. at Grenville Mutual Insurance, 380 Church Hall. Call Home Support Community Home Support Friday Lunch Colonnade Dr. Information: ngphotoclub.ca 613-256-4700 Bunch, Friday December 2 at Beckwith TownMills’ Home Support, Almonte, Lunch ship Hall, at 12 noon. Transportation available. LANARK Bunch. Thursday, December 8 at the Mills’ Info/reservation: 613-253-0733. office, 67 Industrial Dr. Entertainment pro County Christmas Concert, Sunday, Children’s Shopping event at Foy Hall, vided by the “Tracey Brown-Prescott & Ber December 11, 2-4 p.m. St James Anglican nie Costello”. Transportation available. Call Church, 225 Edmund St. Featuring: George Lanark, Dec. 4th and 11th 10:10-11:15 a.m. Items are new or gently used. Home Support 613-256-4700 to reserve. Chenier Sr., Chris Jones, Joe Million, special Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music guest: Brownie, Kevin Topping, Anita La Thursdays, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. Maple Grove & Memories lunch program. Tuesday, De France-Topping. Tickets: Church office. School, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. cember 20. Transportation available. Enter Cribbage, every Tuesday afternoon 1 Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, tainment: Jack & Shirley, “The Wielers”. p.m. - 4 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, 177 Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21. Maple Grove Program information contact: Home Support George St. Everyone welcome 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296. Crystal Bowl Mediations (series part School, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Sacred Heart’s Dinner/Jamboree, Friday, Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music 4), Dec. 15, 7pm. Please call the library to & Memories lunch program. Tuesday, De reserve a spot. 613-257-2702 Carleton December 2nd, Foy Hall, 91 Princess St, 6 cember 6. Transportation available. Enter Place Public Library 101 Beckwith Street pm Dinner, Music follows. Host Alberta 613-259-2671 for info. tainment: “Irons in the Fire”. Program www.carletonplacelibrary.ca Walking group, every Tuesday morning, information contact: Home Support Lanark Drum Circle meets at the CP 9 a.m. from the NLCCHA. Refreshments, exer613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296. Museum, December 11 (the 2nd Sunday of Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Paken every month) at 1:30. Learn traditional cises/speaker after walk. Wendy 613-259-2182. ham Santa Claus Parade. Saturday Dec. 3 songs and teachings. Open to all, info MERRICKVILLE Ride in the parade by boarding “Betsy the 613-257-1014. Bus” 1-2pm. Call Home Support Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat on the bus. Mondays, Dec 5, 12, 19, . Carambeck CommuCrockinole at the Middleville Twp. Hall Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Shop nity Centre, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Friday Dec. 9th at 6;00 p.m. for potluck supper, ping & lunch at Carlingwood Mall. Thurs Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, before playing at 7:30 , everyone welcome. day, December 1. Call Home Support Thursdays, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. Arena, Easton’s Corners Country Christmas. 613-256-4700 to reserve your seat. Friday Dec 2. Hay ride starts at the Easton’s 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Shop Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Corners United Church at 645. Snacks and a ping in Carleton Place. Monday, December Tuesdays, Dec 6, 13, 20. Arena, 9:30-11:30 Christmas program at the church following 5. Call Home Support 613-256-4700 to re a.m. 613-283-0095. carolling through the village. For details call serve your seat. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Marj Milne 613-485-0885 Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Wednesdays, Dec 7, 14, 21. Carambeck North Grenville Community Choir Wednesday Night Cafe, Wednesday, Decem Community Centre, 9:30-11:30 a.m. presents Handel’s Messiah Dec.9, 7:30pm at ber 14, 6 p.m. at the Mills Community Sup 613-283-0095. Merrickville United Church. Tickets at port office, 67 Industrial Dr. Transportation TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Hairdooz or call 613-258-1348. available. Entertainment provided. Call meets every Thursday morning, 9:00 a.m. in Roast Beef Dinner - served at 6pm, Dec. Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. the Zion United Church across from the li 9, music by Tom Valliquette. 7-11pm. Mer Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, brary on Franklin Street. Info: rickville Legion. Baby Talk playgroup for parents and infants 613-253-8677. Roast Chicken Dinner- served at 6pm, 0-12mnths, Almonte Library. Mondays Town Singers Christmas concert Dec 2, music by Donna & Company. 2-3pm. 613-283-0095. “Christmas Memories,” Sunday, Dec. 4 and 7-11pm. Merrickville Legion. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7 pm, St. Andrew’s Santa Claus Breakfast- served at 8:30Mondays, Dec 5, 12, 19, Naismith School, Presbyterian Church, 39 Bridge Street, 10:30am, Dec 3, Lions Club’s horse drawn 9:00 a.m.-1p.m. 613-283-0095 tickets available at The Floral Boutique and wagon will bring you to our door. Merrickville Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Bonanza Kidz in Carleton Place, Mill Street Legion. Thursdays, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. Naismith Books in Almonte and at the door. School, 9:00 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095. PAKENHAM Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, KEMPTVILLE Tuesdays, Dec 6, 13, 20. Naismith School,
“Celebrate”, a concert featuring the mu sic of The fiVe woodwind quintet, Sunday, December 11, 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church. Join in with St. Andrew’s choir for a seasonal sing-along. The fiVe will also have their new cd available. Refreshments. Santa Clause Parade Food Bank Collec tion by the Pakenham Civitan Club. Satur day, December 3rd, 1:00 pm. Funds or food appreciated. Check best before dates on food items. Santa Clause Parade Food Bank Collec tion by the Pakenham Civitan Club. Satur day, December 3rd, 1:00 pm. Funds or food appreciated. Check best before dates on food items.Westjet Ticket draw made after parade. Senior Fitness Classes every Monday and Wednesday @ 10 am in the Stewart Community Centre Hall, Enquiries: 613-256-8339.
PERTH Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 8 at Perth Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Christmas tree giveaway at Commonwell Insurance (96 South Street, but get there off Scotch Line Road, across from St. John Catholic High School). Dec 3, 9 to 11. Community Home Support Lanark County Bereavement Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month 1-3pm at 40 Sunset Blvd, Info: 613-267-6400 December 3rd at 4:30 pm. Parade Warm ing Station at Asbury FM Church 144 Gore Street East. Parking, crafts, snacks, cocoa and coffee! Dollhouse Raffle. Legion, Branch 244, 26 Beckwith Street East. Tickets available in the Tay River Lounge, raffle held on Satur day, Dec. 10, at 4:00 p.m. Prizes: custom doll house, bird feeders, and birdhouse by member Jim Gogo. Heritage House Tour - Step back in time and prepare to be surprised. Dec 3 & 4. 10-3pm. Houses include: 1330 Barrie’s Side Road, Drummond Twp; 3205 Drummond Concession 8A, Balderson; 1389 Highway 511, Balderson; 1005 Harper Road, Tay Valley; 32 Beckwith St., East Perth; 41 Mill Street, Perth; 54 Halton Street, Perth, and 2174 Scotch Line, Perth. Juried art show - Nick of Time at McMartin House, 125 Gore Street. Dec. 3. 10-4 p.m. Men’s group, 1st Wednesday evening (December 7). Teens on up, All men warmly welcomed and respected. Bust isolation, build community. Details 613-267-8308. Ontario Early Years Centre infant play group, Thursdays Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. The Dance Studio, 1-2 p.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Mondays Dec 5, 12, 19. The Dance Studio, 9:30-noon 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Thursdays Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, The Dance Stu dio, 9:30-noon 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesdays Dec 6, 13, 20, Taycare Senior Cen tre, 9:30 a.m.-noon. 613-283-0095 Perth Civitan Bingo, every Wednesday. Opens at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. RTA Central Club, Saturday, December 10, Hike. Level 1, 7-8 km, moderate pace, hike or snowshoe. We will start at Brooke and walk along the old railway line to the
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entrance of Janet’s property where we will explore the trails. Depart Conlon Farm at 10:00 a.m. Leader: Janet Conboy, 613-326-1438 RTA Central Club, Sunday, December 4, Rideau Trail Hike. Level 1, 10 km, moderate pace. We will hike the Mackler/Ferrier Loop through woods, fields, a boardwalk and scenic country roads. Depart 9:00 a.m. from Conlon Farm. Leader: Brenda Ethier, 613-464-8746 Shepherds Pie supper, Saturday, Decem ber 3, 4-7pm, Delta United Church. Ac cessible entrance. Menu - shepherds pie, dinner roll, tossed salad, dessert and bever age. Take outs available. Table tennis every Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm Perth Pool, 613 267 5302
RURAL 4 Hand Euchre, Mondays at noon until Dec 19. ABC Hall, 3166 Bolingbroke Rd. Joanne 613-279-1106. Annual Potluck Lunch & AGM. Sat. Dec.3, 12 noon. Centennial Hall. 152 Church Street. Franktown, Claudia Smith. Everyone Welcome. Ashton - God’s Got You Covered, new and nearly new clothing. Thursday Nov 24, 11:30 to 3, lunch noon to 1. Shoppe also open Saturday Nov 26, 2-4. Ashton, The Village Bakefest, Saturday Dec 3, 9-11 am at Christ Church. Save time and expense- home-made holiday baking in one stop! Including 80 square foot Cookie Bar! Beckwith & District Friendship Club will meet December 7, Centennial Hall, Franktown, 6 p.m. for members only. Musical entertainment. Inquiries 613-257-2756. Bethel UCW Bake sale and cookie tin pickup, Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bethel United Church, 1500 Rideau Ferry Rd. Everyone welcome. Boyd’s United Church, Ferguson Falls Rd., Lanark 15, Sunday, December 4, 2 p.m. Come join us for an old fashion Christmas program, featuring: The Burnside Sisters and Boyd’s Sunday School. Potluck to follow. Breakfast with Santa, Sunday, December 11, Montague Community Hall, Rosedale Rd South. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Mon tague Volunteer Fire Dept. Build a Mountain is in Westport 9 to noon, at Kudrinko’s and at Gordanier’s from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Chicken Stew and Biscuits - Sat Dec. 10, 4 pm to 7pm, Delta United Church. Chicken stew, homemade biscuits, tossed sal ad, dessert & beverage. Take-outs available. Christmas Dinner, Club 55, South Elm sley Hall. Dec 20, tickets on sale until Dec 13. Entertainment & door prices. 613-283-7918. Everyone welcome. Christmas songs of the Wolfgrove Singers at Guthrie United Church in Clayton. Sunday December 11th at 2pm. Refreshments after. Clayton Hall, Olde Tyme Music & Dinner, Dec 4, 2-6 p.m. supper at 5. All mu sicians welcome. Proceeds to Clayton Hall. Come let the magic of the season begin with our Special Christmas Party cocktails Dec. 10, 6pm dinner 7pm Dance Hands of Time 8-12pm RCLegion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport See REGIONAL page 22
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Elgin Lions Club hosting a Christmas Dance featuring Shylo. Dec 3, 8pm to 12:00 Elgin Lions Community Hall. Hot Buffet In cluded, Bar Available. Come and enjoy and evening of dance, fun and fellowship. Family Karaoke Night, every Wednesday 6:30-9pm, Newboro Community Hall. Family Turkey Supper with stuffing, po tatoes and vegetables, desserts. Anglican Hall at Newbliss, Friday December 2, 6pm, fun, food and faith and crafts for children. All welcome. Info: Alice 613-284-0307. Festival of Trees presents Christmas is...Soldiers Memorial (Oso) Hall, Sharbot Lake there will be entertainment each evening & all day Saturday, Thursday Dec. 8th – 1-8 p.m. (Tree Lighting 6 p.m.) Friday Dec. 9th – 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday Dec. 10th – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sally Angle 279-2777 or Ann Howitt 279-2706 General Meeting, December 8 at 7 p.m. Montague Forget-Me-Not Seniors. Info: 613-283-8482. Join us for lunch. St. Andrew’s United church, Toledo. Sunday, December 11th at noon. Homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverage. Free will offering at the door. All are welcome. Cookie plates will be available for sale Line dancing at the ABC Hall, Boling broke, Fridays from 10-11 a.m. or Fridays 10-11 a.m. 8 wk session Jan & Feb 2017. Please call Rhonda at 613-885-8543 to register. Mah jongg is played Thursdays until Dec. 15 at 1:30 at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke. Everyone Welcome. Beginner lessons each week. Info: Freda 613-273-2571.
Montague & District Senior Citizens Forget Me Not Club Inc. Annual Christmas Dance & Dinner, Sunday December 4, Mon tague Centennial Hall, 657 Rosedale Rd S. Cash bar; Entertainment by the Diplomats. 2 pm followed by turkey dinner catered by the Roosteraunt at 5 pm; reserve tickets only by November 28, 613 283 8482 or 613 283 6240 Musician’s circle, Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. ABC Hall, 3166 Bolingbroke Rd. Information call Matt Churchill 613-273-9005. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesdays, Dec 6, 13, 20. Montague, Centen nial Hall, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 613-283-0095. Shopping bus trip. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month (December 13). Leaving Portland Community Hall, 9 a.m. Info./location 613-272-2676. Snow Road Snowmobile Club “Get Ready For Christmas, Artisans, Bakers, Craft ers & Sales Event” Saturday December 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Table bookings: Ruth Wark 613-278-0477. Light Lunch Available. Spirit of Christmas in Oxford - Dec. 3 Breakfast with Santa at United Church in Oxford Mills (42 Water Street) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m St. Edwards Christmas Bazaar, St. Ed wards School Gym, Bedford St., Westport, December 3, 9-1pm, luncheon 11am. St Mary’s Anglican Church, Bake and Craft Sale, Saturday, December 3, Newboro Community Hall, 9-12. Thursday night Coffee Talk, St Bede’s Anglican Church Hall, 1641 Rosedale Rd N (Nolans Corners). Between 6:30-8 p.m., on Thursdays. Crafts, games, cards, fellowship. All ages welcome.
SMITHS FALLS 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. downstairs at the Legion, Main St. Good prizes, good food. 613-284-1074. 40 Plus Singles Dinner & Dance, Civitan Club, #12456 Hwy 15, Saturday, December 3, Dinner at 7 pm dance to follow. Bagpipe band practice, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W. New mem bers welcome. Info: Wayne 283-9792, cell 284-7038 or www.gordonpipeband.com Better than a Doctor, Better than a Law yer, Better than a Psychiatrist, His name is Jesus. For prayer, anytime call U ME- PRAY (613)863-7729 local call or (613)283-3465. Christmas Community Dinner, Satur day, December 10, 3-5 p.m. at Smiths Falls High School. Bus pick-up available at DJ Schoular 2:30 p.m., St John’s Church 2:40 p.m. Returning 4pm. All welcome. Community Home Support Bereave ment Support Group, meets last Tue of the month, 1 - 3pm, Smiths Falls District Com munity Health Centre enter at front en trance 2 Gould St. Info: 613-267-6400 Community Hymn Sing, Smiths Falls First Baptist Church, Sat. Dec. 3, 6:30-7:30pm, 73 Beckwith St. N. Everyone Welcome. Contract Bridge, Hanley Hall, down stairs, Wednesday, December 7, 1 p.m. Info: 613-283-6116. Dec. 4: 1-4 Santa pics at Civitan Club. December 06, S.F. Women’s InterChurch Prayer Service: Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence against Women. Trinity United, 41 Market St. N. Noontime. All Welcome. Diefenbunker Museum Tour, Dec. 4. Leaving at 1:00 p.m. from Westminster Pres byterian Church, 11 Church St. West. Lunch
served after church at 11:45 a.m. before the trip. Tickets call: Bill Bradley 613-283-0905 Church office 613-283-7527. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step or ganization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- De cember 6, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). 613-283-0960. Family Fun Bingo, Sunday December 3, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the RCAFA Hall, 44 Abbott St. N. Doors open 12:00 noon. Con tact: Carol 613-284-0305. Harmony Club 162, 61 Cornelia St. Darts every Thursday. 1:30 p.m. Info: 613-283-4684. Lanark County Brain Injury Survivors Group, meeting. Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.noon. Tricas, 88 Cornelia St. W. Mental Health Support for family mem bers, 2nd Tuesday of the mnth 7-9pm, 88 Cornelia St. West at The Link. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Ontario Early Years Centre Infant play group, Mondays, Dec 5, 12, 19, CROW Of fice, 91 Cornelia Street W, 1-2 p.m. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre Infant play group, Fridays, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, OEYC 9noon. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Thursdays, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22. Kinsmen Build ing, Lower Reach Park, 9:00-noon. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Tuesdays, Dec 6, 13, 20. OEYC, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre playgroup, Wednesdays, Dec 7, 14, 21, Trinity United Church, 9:00-noon. 613-283-0095. Paint Night. December 8, 7-9 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Must be 19+. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Details/register contact the museum: 613-283-6311, email: email@example.com, or drop in 11 Old Slys Road Research your ancestors/learn indexing, Wednesday, December 7, 2-4 pm, Family History Center inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7283 Roger Ste vens Dr. Contact: Lisa Trodden 613-283-0711 or firstname.lastname@example.org Rosedale Singers, Sunday Dec 11. West minster Presbyterian Church 2p.m. 11 Church St. W. Proceeds for Smiths Falls Food Bank. Smiths Falls Knitting & Crochet Club, meetings every Tuesday 1-3 p.m. Smiths Falls Seniors Activity Building (across from Hospital). Spaghetti Dinner, Friday Dec. 2, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the RCAFA Hall, 44 Ab bott St. N. For more info contact 613-284-0305. Station Theatre, Sleeping Beauty, a British Pantomime, by Ben Crocker, directed by Emily Duberville, December 2-11, Matinees/ evenings; Tickets: smithsfalls theatre.com; 613283-0300; Special Greetings, 8 Russell St. E. The Annual Christmas Dinner at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Saturday, December 3. Turkey and all the fixings. So cial time 4:30, dinner at 5:30. Advance tick ets only, call 613-283-2318, 613-283-6987 or 613-283-7527. The Joyce Brennan Award will be presented at 1:30 on Sunday, Dec. 4th at Heritage House Museum. The award ceremony is a part of our annual Victorian Family Christmas event. Victorian Family Christmas Party, Share in the sights, sounds and flavours of a traditional Christmas Party at Heritage House Museum in Smiths Falls.
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LAWS gets set for 12 Days of Christmas online auction launching Dec. 1 Please don’t forget to sign up and join us for our upcoming 12 Days of Christmas Online Auction to raise much needed funds for the many cats and kittens in our care. Lots of nice things to bid on, just in time for Christmas. The fun of bidding begins on Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. and ends on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. The link to our auction page: https://www.facebook.com/OnlineAuctionforLAWSAnimalShelter/. Christmas party The staff and volunteers are having an early Christmas party on Dec. 3. We will be closed after 1 p.m. that day to give as many people a chance to participate. Thanks for understanding. Older cats A word about cats in their “golden years”: We’ve recently done some research about older cats. The typical age of an indoor cat used to be about 12 years. Currently however, the average age of a spayed or neutered housecat is about 14 to 16 years, many living into their late teens and early twenties. Statistics show that cats, like people, are living longer thanks to their indoor lifestyle and advances in veterinary science, nutrition and therapy. These cats live nearly their entire lives indoors and thrive with only limited outdoor exposure by way of leash walks, escape-proof outdoor enclosed structures, etc. In fact, the percentage of housecats aged six and above has doubled over the last 25 years. With continued progress, more and more cats can thrive long into their golden years. This week we feature some of LAWS’ older cats that require forever homes.
Tricky turned into a happy, very thankful boy showing his affection by giving you head bumps. He’s an older boy, about eight years of age, but with no more toothaches he thinks life is wonderful. He’s ready and happy to go home with you where he, likely, will have many more years in good health
you home. ca or if you have any questions or Thank you for your continued sup- concerns, please contact the shelter at port. Follow us if you like on Facebook email@example.com or by calling at www.facebook.com/lanarkanimals, 613-283-9308. LAWS is located at 253 white tabby girl. Under her lovely visit us online at www.lanarkanimals. Glenview Road in Smiths Falls. oat of hair is a slim body. She loves grooming sessions on her terms and REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL—AFFORDABLE HOUSING likes attention. She has been with other cats for some time now and is not Lanark County is seeking Proposals related to creating bothered with them, yet does not have additional affordable housing. Deadline for submissions a special fiend either at the shelter. is February 3, 2017 at 4 pm. She quietly keeps to herself. We think she’s about 5 years and would do well $1,200,000 in funding is available in return for a commitment in a quiet household.
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to enjoy. Because of his lack of teeth he probable needs to continue to be fed soft canned food. Carrie Carrie, at the moment is our receptionist. She loves to see who is coming and going and we allowed her live in our front office. She has her own bed where she snoozes a lot but also loves to sit on the black office chair. You have to remind yourself to watch out before you sit down as you might sit on her. Carrie is one of our oldest cats at LAWS available for adoption and estimated to be eight-years-old. She likes dogs, cats and kids. Carrie would be a perfect quiet cat for a lonely person who is looking for feline company, but she would do well in a home with children too.
Theodore Meet Theodore, a handsome fiveyear-old Collie/Lab mix. Some people would label him as a mutt. But what a gem of a mutt he is! His delightful personality will warm your insides. He’s so quiet we barely hear a bark, he’s just happy wherever he is. It is hard to understand why his family has not been looking for him. Theodore loves being outdoors smelling all the wonders of nature. When he’s called he readily comes. He will sit down right in front of you as if to say, “you called?” He’s so well behaved. Someone has put time and effort into this boy. When he receives Brooke Brooke is a six-and-a-half-year-old a treat he takes it nicely leaving all finyear old lovely lady. She was adopted from LAWS four years ago and had a happy life with a young family. Due to personal circumstances Brooke had to be surrendered back to LAWS. Brooke is a little unsure why, all of a sudden, she’s back and is hopeful she’ll find her true forever home soon. She’s friendly, and good with other cats at the shelter.
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This week’s featured pets: Tricky Tricky was brought in by the public. It took a while for them to befriend this boy as he was timid and fearful. Once he was caught they noticed he was very sick. It took a vet visit to determine he needed most of his teeth pulled. That was an expensive surgery for LAWS to be confronted with but it was worth it. Babes In the short time in LAWS’ care Babes is a lovely long hair orange/ Please, join Food Banks Canada & help feed your neighbours today
gers intact. He then looks you in the eye waiting for you to tell him what his next adventure is going to be. Theodore will be the perfect faithful friend you’ve been waiting to meet. He is not demanding. He will sit at his kennel door happily wagging his tail waiting for his next trip to the great outdoors. It is obvious this boy has been loved. Theodore would be a lovely canine friend for most families. We are looking for a perfect home for this very loving dog. Please make an appointment with LAWS at 613-283-9308 to have a meet and greet with Theodore. He is ready any time to follow
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Above, the winning cast of The Real Inspector Hound: Set designer Reiner Silberhorn, producer Isabel Joyce, actor Jenny Pfitzer, theatre president/stage manager Penny Silberhorn, actor David Bird, festival committee chair Patricia Parry, actor Krista Duff, director David Parry, actors Robert Del Grande, Chris Angel, and Grey Masson. Patricia and David Parry are holding the EODL Peopleâ€™s Choice Award for Favourite Production. Below, these are just some of the award winning actors, directors and stage crews who journeyed to the Studio Theatre for the EODL One-Act Play Festival.
The Studio Theatre: A case study in how to do it right If you're planning to host a major event in Perth, here's a piece of advice: contact the Studio Theatre for pointers. The Eastern Ontario Drama League One-Act Play Festival was in town the weekend of Nov. 11 to 13, hosted by Perth's own Studio Theatre. As anyone who has planned a major event like this knows, a million things can go wrong. But thanks to careful planning, team work and community support, absolutely everything went right. If you missed the festival, here's what all the excitement was about: The EODL is an organization of community theatres that holds an annual One-Act Play festival, bringing together some of our province's finest live theatre groups. This year, in recognition of Perth's 200th anniversary, the event was hosted by our own Studio Theatre, an honour that no theatre group takes lightly. Troupes from Kingston, Belleville, Cornwall, Peterborough, Halibuton, Ottawa, West Carleton and, of course, Perth, came ready to thrill our audiences, and they did, play after play. The event is a competition, with an Awards Brunch held on the final day, at which a professional adjudicator announces the winners of a variety of prestigious awards, from acting to directing, and
from costume design to best visual presentation. Yes, in the world of community theatre, the One-Act Festival is a very big deal. Of course, no matter how well you plan a theatre event like this you can never guarantee full audiences. But thanks to plenty of advance publicity and community enthusiasm, every available seat was sold. Every one. That meant the actors on stage got the laughter and applause they deserved, which translated into great performances, which made for thoroughly satisfied audiences. All around, it was a win-winwin result. The next thing organizers did right was seek the support of Perth's merchants, restaurants and hotel/motels. The theatre owes a huge debt of gratitude to the many local businesses that stepped up to support the festival with cash sponsorships and in-kind donations, including the Town of Perth, Code's Mill, Peter's Restaurant, Gallery on Gore, Perth Pie Company, Hinton Dodge, Sheri Mahon-Fournier and Joanne Bennell from Coldwell Banker, Lake 88 Radio, Top Shelf Distillery, Subway, Tim Horton's, Giant Tiger, and the Perth Restaurant. Numerous others purchased ads in the printed Program. And a special thanks goes
to the festival's major sponsor, Maximilian's restaurant, which has demonstrated an enduring commitment to Perth and its community theatre. And here's the icing on the cake: One of the Studio Theatre's own entries in the festival, a one-act play called The Real Inspector Hound, ended up being the biggest winner at the Awards Brunch, which was held at Code's Mill. The production won awards for Best Director (David Parry), Best Supporting Actor (Jamie Schoular) a second award for Acting (Krista Duff and Chris Angel) Best Production, and the ultimate prize, the People's Choice Award for Favourite Play. In the end, good groundwork makes its own luck. The festival organizing committee at the Studio Theatre, led by Patricia Parry, created a festival that was good for local theatre, good for audiences, and great for Perth. For the organizers of next year's festival, which will be hosted by West Carleton's Rural Root Theatre, this year's event in Perth will be a tough act to follow. But in the spirit of cooperation that community theatre engenders, the Studio Theatre will be standing by to help any way it can... Submitted by Paul Joyce for the Studio Theatre
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School board honours bus driver for caring role in Oct. 24 bus accident The following are highlights from the Nov. 23 Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) meeting held at the board office in Brockville. Trustees recognized bus driver Norm Kranz for his caring role in helping students involved in a serious bus accident Oct. 24 near Addison. A bus driven by Kranz was struck by a tractor as it travelled along Dixie Road, a kilometre east of Highway 29. Thirty-four students from Meadowview Public School were on board when the force of the collision spun the bus, and caused the vehicle to turn on its side. A calm Kranz provided steady leadership to his riders, some of whom had been injured. He ensured students followed evacuation procedures and even used an axe to chip away at the road bed to free a child from the overturned
vehicle. Later, Kranz declined medical attention until all of his students had been cared for. The next day he was back on his route to reassure students following the accident. The board presented Kranz with a framed picture of the driver and the students on his bus. The frame also contained a letter of commendation from chair Jeff McMillan, and the mat surrounding the photo bore the signatures of all students riding on the bus. Kranz is a driver for Howard Bus Service in Athens.
the demands of life. Their report detailed how our system has evolved from the rote-based format of earlier days to one that meets the needs of 21st century learners, inspiring critical thinking, innovation, creativity, collaboration and communication skills. Allen and Hummell discussed how the board prepares students for the work world through our Specialist High Skills Major programs, apprenticeship and dual credit opportunities, cooperative education and community connected experiential learning, as well as special opportunities such as women in the trades days Preparing our students for the de- and technological skills competimands of life tions. Superintendent Valerie Allen and system principal Frank Board supports for student wellHummell presented on how the ness Upper Canada District School Superintendent Susan EdBoard is preparing students for wards made a presentation on
how the revised Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum and other initiatives can help our students deal with stress and support well-being. The recent Ipsos Reid culture survey suggests 49 per cent of the 150 secondary students who participated in the survey have trouble dealing with the stress of school. Edwards said the revised HPE curriculum offers a variety of help for our students to strengthen resiliency, build relationships and develop a positive sense of self - all of which will assist them in their daily pursuits as students. This includes: recognizing sources of stress and how to manage them; identifying and
building healthy relationships; understanding how physical activity and physical health supports mental health, and how to seek help for substance use and addiction. The work of our board's Student Support Partners personnel; community partnerships with social service agencies and health units; the Roots of Empathy initiative, FRIENDS for Life and MyHealth Workshops are all opportunities that can help promote healthy schools so our students are better prepared to learn," she said. "Student voice" initiatives, including the Student Senate and the Native Student Leadership
Program, are being promoted. Student voice helps the district to understand that what students say can contribute to their wellbeing and what they believe can sometimes detract from their well-being. The board will continue to analyze data gained from Ipsos-Reid and other surveys to determine additional ways to help students who struggle with stress and coping with school. The report was presented in response to a recommendation of the Ipsos Reid survey to examine how the curriculum and the learning environments in our schools can better support students as they address new learning and new student experiences.
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Bus driver Norm Kranz, inside right, was honoured Wednesday night for his outstanding service to students involved in a bus accident on Oct. 24 near Addison. Pictured with Kranz, left to right, are: Chair Jeff McMillan, director Stephen Sliwa and trustee John McAllister.
Quilt to be auctioned at 90th Ottawa Valley Farm Show In 2017, the Ottawa Valley Farm Show will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in several ways, including with new logo and website, already completed, and a commemorative quilt. Leading up to the March 14-16 show, a pick-up truck sponsored by Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd., Carleton Place, wrapped in eye-catching rural scenes and the new logo, has been attending various agricultural events to promote the 90th anniversary. Over the next few weeks, the truck will participate in a number of community Christmas parades. Several special events will be staged during the 90th show itself, including auction of the anniversary quilt as part of the annual Prestigious Pedigreed Seed Sale raising funds for the Children's Hospital of Eastern
Ontario. To date, the sale has collected $130,000. The burgundy and beige logcabin style quilt with each block radiating out from a golden wheat field is now being assembled by up to 10 volunteers lead by Nancy Grundy who estimates that some 25 hours have already been invested in the project. When completed, the quilt will fit a king-size bed. It'll be reversible, with the flip side featuring a 40-by-40-inch appliqued landscape encompassing both the old and new logos of the farm show and the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association which has sponsored it since 1927 when it started in Renfrew County as a rotating seed competition and exhibition. "The landscape celebrates evolution of the farm show. You
can use it on the bed or flip it over and hang it on the wall," Grundy observed, adding that it's priceless. "It's the one and only." In the 1950s, the show moved to Ottawa as a central location and began taking on machinery and other attractions, leading up to the modern configuration with 350 exhibitors staged at the EY Centre adjacent to Ottawa International Airport. The seed and feed exhibition remains at the heart of the show. As she has for the past several years, Grundy will coordinate the quilt display at the farm show, focusing in 2017 on heritage quilts. She invites anyone with a quilted family heirloom they would like to display to contact her at 613-489-3136. Submitted by the Ottawa Valley Farm Show
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Perth's Full Circle Theatre fills with Christmas spirits this week It seems there's life in the old tale, yet. Whether your interest is great literature, exciting music, lively theatre or simply some terrific entertainment to get your holiday spirit rolling, BarnDoor Productions' original adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol is showing that, even 173 years after it was written, the classic story can still captivate, intrigue, move and, yes, even surprise us. Opening Friday, Dec. 2 and running through Sunday, Dec. 11, Perth's original community theatre is offering a show that should delight the whole family. With a cast of more nearly 20 people of all ages, this staging of Charles Dickens's beloved classic will be both familiar and fresh to its audiences - familiar, because there is probably not one person in North America who has not seen or read at least one version of the story - fresh, because the production is using the text of the book itself, bringing Dickens's
own words back to the tale. Along the way, they have rediscovered a whole treasure trove of humour and word play that will delight even those who think they know the tale inside out. The show is an original adaptation: unique in that it is the only version the group knows of that uses the text of the book itself. Although many, many versions of this story have reached the stage and screen, these present only the characters and some of the dialogue from the book - and often with only a passing nod toward those. Those who know the book, though, will tell you that the real core of A Christmas Carol lies in Dickens's brilliant narrative, which is witty, touching and satiric. BarnDoor Productions has found a way to bring all of that to the stage in an exciting theatre experience, combining narration, drama and music. The end result is a "musical story theatre" approach that is constantly on the
move, always surprising, and filled with variety. The music ranges from the 12th to the 20th century, with as many surprises in the music as in the script. While this version of A Christmas Carol is not specifically a children's production, it is definitely a family-oriented show and admission for children (and students of all ages) is just $10. As always, the patented high-energy performances by BarnDoor Productions' company should keep even the smallest play-
goers engaged. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11 at Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig Street, Perth, near Last Duel Park. Reserved tickets will be $20, $22 at the door. For information or to reserve tickets, simply call BarnDoor Productions at 613-267-1884 or visit www. b a r n d o o r p ro d u c t i o n s. ca. No credit cards are required; cash at the performance is requested. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions
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Marley visits Scrooge: The last time BarnDoor Productions mounted Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (in 2005), actors David Bird, left, and Joe Laxton, right, played Marley and Scrooge. This time around, they’ve swapped roles, but the entertainment remains high as BarnDoor Productions brings Dickens’ classic story to the stage. The show runs Dec. 2 through 11 at Perth’s Full Circle Theatre.
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How does T9-1-1 work? Register your cell phone for T9-1-1 with your wireless carrier. In an emergency,dial 9-1-1 as if making a voice call. Do not send a text message directly. The 911 operator will communicate with you via text message. You will be able to provide name, location, emergency assistance required. Will T9-1-1 work everywhere in Ontario? No.T9-1-1 is only offered by some emergency services in Ontario, and now available in Lanark County! Where can I ﬁnd more information? A range of useful information, including a list of carriers can be found at www.textwith911.ca
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LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, facing one of your biggest obstacles this week will not be an easy task. However, with a support team behind you, you can overcome this obstacle. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may match wits with someone who shares your stubbornness. But this is a battle that will come out with no winner. Embrace compromise instead. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 An interesting turn of events shifts your focus from one of your goals to another, Sagittarius. This may be a time of great change, so expect the unexpected at every turn. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you feel stretched to your limits, start delegating some of your work to others. It isn’t a sign of giving up, but rather an indication of your ability to manage. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Conversations with a spouse or loved one can expand your way of thinking, Aquarius. This fresh perspective may be just what you need to see goals through to completion. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things within the realm of your relationships may be in flux, but you must take control and figure out how to proceed. 1201
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Readers want advice on serpentine belts, brakes and tire size "Hi Brian, I have a 2003 Pontiac Vibe, with approximately 60,000 K on it. The serpentine belt has never been changed. What's your take on this? To change, or not to change? What is your recommendation? I would very much appreciate an idea as to when, and probably how to do this! I see many pulleys in there, and don't know which one is adjustable. Hope you can help me." Bill If this external serpentine belt has never been changed, it's long overdue. More than just distance travelled can have an effect on many vehicle parts and a drive-belt made of rubber and other components can dry out, crack, and become weak simply due to age. Most serpentine drive-belt systems use a spring-loaded tensioner pulley that can be easily retracted with a socket wrench to take enough slack off the belt to remove it easily. Because the belt may run on top of some pulleys and under others, take a quick photo of the existing set up for reference before removing the original belt. Sometimes owners' manuals will have a diagram of the belt routing but don't count on it. "Hi Brian, If you don't mind I would like to ask you a question about a brake service my garage recommends. It is a cleaning and
lubrication of the various parts, etc. Obviously having the brakes working at their best is important but I was just wondering how often it should be done; by season or distance driven? In addition to our Lexus we have a 2011 BMW Z4 which I have had for a couple of years and also doesn't get a lot of kilometers put on it; for example I only put on 4,000 kms over the past summer and, while I do drive it in the winter, the driving is obviously very reduced and based on the weather. Appreciate your comments." Thank you, Bob No problem, I appreciate the questions. The braking system on any vehicle (regardless of distance travelled) should be inspected annually and only then can a tech make an appropriate decision on what type of preventative or restorative maintenance is needed. Anyone trying to sell you a cleaning or servicing without doing an inspection first is just trying to sell you a bill of goods. "Hi Brian, In March 2016 I bought a used 2012 Toyota Camry. In just over 50 years of owning vehicles, this is the first time that I have ever owned a Toyota and so far I am extremely pleased with my purchase. The tires on the vehicle are size P215/55R17. When I bought the vehicle
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I was also able to buy almostnew winter tires on rims. The winter tires are Michelin X-Ice P215/45R17. This week I went to a Toyota dealership to have maintenance work completed and was going to have the winter tires installed as well. On arrival, I notified the service advisor of the size of these tires and asked if they could be used. She consulted with their service department and then told me that my winter tires could not be used as they were not within the specs allowed. While having my car serviced she said that she would have them price me the cost for winter tires. I was then given a price for four TOYO tires in the P205/65R16 size on 16-inch steel rims. She said that by going with 16-inch tires it was considerable cheaper than using 17inch winter tires and this is often done to keep the cost down when buying winter tires. I said that I would get back to them about buying the 16-inch tires. I have very little knowledge regarding mechanics and rely very extensively on the mechanics where I have my ve-
hicle serviced. After coming home I read up in the Toyota Owner's Manual and I learned that the #55 in P215/55R17 refers to "tire height to section width." The question that I have is since the winter tires I presently have are #45 with regard to tire height and they cannot be used because they do not meet the "specs", how is it possible to go from a 17-inch tire to a 16inch tire and still be within the specs? My next question is if my 215/45R17 winter tires are not suitable am I better to pay extra money to buy 17-inch tires vs. 16-inch tires?" Thank you very much, R It's all a matter of circumference. That 55 figure refers to the sidewall height being 55 per cent of the tread width. So in the case of a tire size P215/55R17, the sidewall
height would be 55 per cent of the 215 mm width or 118.25 mm. But it's the circumference of the tire that is the spec that your service advisor is referring to. Using a tire size calculator (available online) your winter 17s are 6.5 per cent smaller in circumference than the original tires supplied by Toyota and the dealer-suggested 16s are actually only 0.8 per cent bigger. The car and tire industry agree that you shouldn't go beyond three per cent bigger or smaller in terms of circumference when substituting tire sizes. The vehicle's various computers are programmed to recognize and process a wide amount of vehicle speed data based on the tire size that the vehicle was designed and engineered to use. If you choose
the wrong size it can affect anti-lock brakes, transmission shifting and a whole lot more. Generally speaking if you opt for 16-inch tires suggested they can be cheaper, but you could also go with the correct 17-inch size and use your existing rims. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@ perfprint.ca or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org listing 'Question for the Car Counsellor' on the subject line or by post to Metroland Media, 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can't always promise replies.) Yours in service Brian Turner
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(Well known Ottawa Valley Entrepreneur) It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Gord Amos of Arnprior passed away peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday evening, November 22nd, 2016. He was 81. Beloved husband Betty (nee Smith). Also survived by his former wife and good friend, Holly Amos of Renfrew. Dearly loved and proud “Dad” of Gail Laird (Gordon) of Renfrew; Cathy Amos (Brad Dawe) of Brampton; Mark Amos (France Lebel) of Fort McMurray; Tim Burnette (Valerie Parsons) of White Lake, Jeff Burnette (Greer) of Arnprior and Shelley Reid (Tom) of Calabogie. Cherished “Grandpa” and “Poppa” of Tonya, Tara, Travis, Tatiana, Mark, Vanessa, Heather, Miranda, Thomas, Daniel, Tegan, Cooper and “Great-Grandpa” of Emily, Alex, Liam, Ayla and Aydin. Dear brother of Shirley Lowin (Robert) of Fergus, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents: Lionel and Ida (nee Ferguson) Amos; his brother, Alex Amos; a sister, Joanie Willis (late Les) and his brother-in-law, Robert Smith (Velma of Arnprior). Gord will be fondly remembered by his “inlaws”: Don Smith (late Mary) of Lower Sackville, N.S., Nancy Tessier (Chris Mandin) of Arnprior, Penny Curnock (Bill) of White Lake, Wendy VanDusen of Almonte and Terry Smith (Carleen) of Bassano, Alberta. Also survived and greatly appreciated by so many good friends and acquaintances. Friends were invited to join Gord’s family during visitation at the Pilon family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour and remember Gord was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday morning, November 26th at 11 o’clock. In memory of Gord, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences/Donations/Webcast www.pilonfamily.ca
Surrounded by family at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on Monday November 21, 2016 Roger Diotte of Bobcaygeon in his 64th year. Dear husband of the late Patti his beloved “Pearl” who was his best friend. Much loved son of Theresa Diotte and the late Roger, and son-in-law to Lynda Kendry and the late Bill Kendry. Will be sadly missed by his siblings Yvonne, Paul (Myra), Maurice (Karen), Jerome (Lorrie), Mary Ellen (Chris), Leo, and Joanne (Brian). He will be fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, great friend Roberta and his beloved dog Sammi. Friends will be received at Lyons Funeral Home, Westport, on Saturday December 3, from 11am -1pm when a service of celebration of life will be conducted. Donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Ross Memorial Hospital or the Westport Lions Mobility Van would be appreciated by the family. Online condolence available at: www. lyonsfuneralhome.ca
On November 18, 2016 Clare Alderson passed away at his home in Lanark Lodge. Above all, Clare was a family man. Nothing was more important to him than his children, Craig Alderson and Dianne Czerwinski and their spouses Glenda Alderson and Mark Czerwinski, his grandchildren Kristen Alderson (Tom Knox), Cori (Mike) Dodds, Joselynn Alderson, and his great grandchildren, Arianna and Colin Dodds and Cameron Knox. He was predeceased by his wife Mabel, a very special woman. And let’s not forget his granddogs and grandcats, also considered family members. Clare was a real animal lover. Clare was an awesome Dad and Papa. He was always there for his family. If there was a project to work on he was there to help. He worked tirelessly and had a way of always making it fun. He was interested in everything his children and grandchildren did and was supportive of all their endeavours - he was our biggest fan. We would run, walk, hike, ski, fish, play games, swim, camp and canoe together. He was a Dad and he was our friend. He loved nature and instilled that love in all of us. And he could tell a joke - his helpful self-made notebook of jokes gave him an endless supply. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer’s Disease Clare could still smile, laugh, and yes his eyes would even sparkle. Clare was a proud and long-standing member of Sunnylea and True Briton’s Masonic Lodges prior to leaving due to his health. Special thanks go out to the incredible staff and volunteers at Lanark Lodge who, over the almost 9 years that Clare lived there, provided a caring, supportive and stimulating environment. Never was the caring and support felt more strongly than during Clare’s last days. You were angels. We will never forget your compassion and kindness. Special thanks also to Sally Wilkinson, a private caregiver, for her amazing support over the last 2½ years. Lastly, thanks to our community for making it possible for our Dad/Papa to “Reach the River” before he died. He loved his many visits there! Clare will be honoured at a private family gathering, as he wished. If you would like to make a donation in his memory, please donate to the charity of your choice.
Healey Leonard “Len” Healey
In The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa on Thursday November 25th, 2016, Leonard “Len” Healey (of Ompah, formerly of Ottawa) at the age of 88 years. Beloved husband of late wife Teresa Healey, cherished father of Kathy (Larry) Longmore of Haliburton, Mike of Richmond and the late David Healey. Leonard was the loved grandfather of Jennifer Longmore, Melanie and Mark, Bradly, Brandon and Colin Healey, great granddaughter Lily, he was the brother of the late Beryl Tosky and Uncle to Joel Tosky. A private service to be arranged at a later date for the family. In remembrance, contributions to the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, On. K1G 5Z6 would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
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McIntosh, Wilma Peacefully in hospital at Carleton Place on Saturday, November 26, 2016, in her 87th year. Loving wife of Gordon for 68 years. Dear mother of Helen Robinson (Wayne), Joan Hoffman (John), Joyce Burgess (Ron) and Jim McIntosh (Colette). Loved grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment at Guthrie United Cemetery, Clayton. For those desiring, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Carleton Place and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Carleton Place Hospital. www.barkerfh.com
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Peacefully at home on Thursday November 24th, 2016, in her 60th year, Diana passed away surrounded by her family and BFF. Loving wife of 39 years of Kim Bennett and mother to Curtis (Koty) and Jill (the late Jesse) Dixon. Cherished Nana of Madylin, Isla and Teis Dixon. Diana had a long career as an operator with Bell Canada, where she made several lifelong friendships, before retiring and spending her time with her grandchildren, helping friends and family with their painting and gardening, creating her own beautiful gardens and enjoying life. Diana is survived by her parents, George and Norma Fielding, brothers Don (Penny), Danny (Kim) and Dennis (Brenda) Fielding, brothers-in-law Wayne (Linda) and Lynn (Donna) Bennett, sister-in-law Gail Baigent (the late Bernie Brownrigg) and many other close family and friends. Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at KGH and St. Mary’s of the Lake for their excellent care over the last three months. A very special thank you to Colleen and the staff of Bayshore Home Health and Care Partners for making it possible for Diana to spend her final weeks at home, as well as to her BFF Lorie Bennett, Susan & Harvey Langdon, Gail Baigent, Lynn & Donna Bennett and the many others who helped care for Mom and helped us out at home to allow us to spend as much time as possible with her. Family and friends were invited to visit with the family at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday, November 29th 2016 from 12 noon - 3PM. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery followed at 3:30PM. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Gananoque Horticultural Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.
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Weir, Murray Wellington
March 31, 1955-Nov. 23, 2016 Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, in his 62nd year. Loving father of Ashley (Devon Waters) and Adam Weir. Cherished grandfather of Jeremy Waters. Beloved brother of Marlene (Donnie Ruppert). Dear son of Lena Weir. Predeceased by his father Lyle Weir. Murray will be especially missed by John, Mary and Scott and his many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Scott Morgan, Dr. Christina Canil, Dr. Bastine Miller and the palliative care nurses at the Carleton Place Hospital for their compassion and excellent care of Murray. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Saturday November 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral Service at St. John’s Anglican Church, Innisville at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the spring at St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to St. John’s Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
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Retired Ontario Hydro after 40 years service Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior while surrounded by the love of family; Willie Gilmour of Arnprior passed in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 19th, 2016. He was 86. Beloved husband for over 65 years of Jeannette (nee Sales). Dearly loved father of William “Pat” (Connie) of La Broquerie, Manitoba; Mike (Joanne) of White Lake; Don (Shawney) of Arnprior; Chris of Surrey, B.C. and Penny Armstrong (Robert) of Arnprior. Cherished and loved by his 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The last surviving child of the late Art Gilmour and the late Freda Pershaw, Willie was predeceased by siblings: James Gilmour (Beatrice of Carleton Place); Gilbert Gilmour (late Beverley); Allan Gilmour (late Hazel) and Rita Brooks (late Harold). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning from 10 until 10:45. A Funeral Service was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Wednesday morning, November 23rd at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of Willie, please consider a donation to The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior or the Parkinson Society of Canada. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
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Peacefully in Fairview Manor, Almonte on November 26, 2016. Georges Normand of Blakeney, age 76 years. Beloved father of Stacey & Brent Normand. Especially remembered by Brenda (Don Drynan). Loved grandpa of Hailey Ladouceur and Susan & Heidi Normand. Predeceased by 2 sisters Lucille (Rheal) & Patricia (Brian). Also survived by several nieces & nephews. A private memorial service will be held in the spring. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 For those who may choose to honour Georges with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. Very special thank you to all the wonderful caring staff at the Almonte Fairview Manor for their exceptional care shown over his numerous years there. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com
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“With Christ, Which is Far Better... Bruce went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Beloved husband of Valery (Hale) Wood. Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Dorothy (Smith) Wood. Loved brother of Grant Wood, Mary Lou (Philip) Burakoff and Stephen Wood. Son-in-law of Jane (the late George) Hale. Brother-in-law of the late Wendy Hale, Randy (Diane) Hale and Trevor (Edith) Hale. Uncle of Joshua (Julie) Hale, James (Christa) Hale, Samuel Pegg, Thomas Pegg and Lia Hale. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service took place in the Chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment, Lombardy Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International (Canada), Lymphoma Canada or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Barnes Marina D. Barnes
It is with great sadness the family of Marina Barnes announce her death on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Smiths Falls, Ontario at the age of 49. Beloved wife of Gerald Barnes. Cherished daughter of Annie and the late Garland Bishop. Loved mother of Gerald Jr. and step-mother of Melissa Barnes-Watt and Amanda Barnes-Watt (Jeff). Sadly missed by her grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Dear sister of Irene (Gary) George, Effie (the late Sterling) Odea, Donna (Dave) Peddle and Shirley (Dione) Hayden. Sister-in-law of Glenda (Joel) Manseau, Teresa Barnes, Vanessa Barnes (Jeff), John (Vicky) Larkin, Harry Barnes (Cindy) and daughter-in-law of Art and Sheila Barnes. She will be sadly missed but forever remembered by her family and friends both here, in Newfoundland and Alberta. Family and friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Newfoundland at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or to Lanark County Mental Health.
Dorothy “Mildred” (nee Cardiff)
Peacefully at Rosebridge Manor on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in her 87th year. Joyfully reunited with her beloved husband of 65 years James Ezra Bell. Loving mother of Sandra Doyle (Len), Larry Bell (Linda) and Bill Bell. Cherished grandmother of Nikki Duchesne (Jamie), Christine Doyle, Matt Doyle (Skylar), Tim Doyle (Nicole), Rob Doyle (Katie) and Mike Doyle (Brittney). Treasured great-grandmother of Colt and Hailie Duchesne and Landon, Cohen, Onalee Doyle and eagerly anticipated arrival of two more precious girls. Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Julia (nee Hawe) Cardiff and her sister Lorraine Bradley (the late David). Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Newbliss, on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11 AM. Interment followed at St. Andrew’s United Cemetery, Toledo. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Anglican Parish of Kitley, Rosebridge Manor or any Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca
Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Publow McDOUGALL Muriel Hazel
It is with sweet sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Muriel Hazel (Dillabough) McDougall at the Brockville General Hospital Garden St. Site on Monday November 21, 2016. Beloved wife of James “Jim” McDougall who resides at the Rosedale Retirement Centre in Brockville. Loving mother of Bob McDougall (Sharon) of Brockville and Debbie Lynch (Jim) of Amherstview. Cherished Granny of Sean McDougall (Beverly Jameson), Meghan Seaman (Curtis), Erin Haworth (Shaun) and Matthew Lynch; and cherished Great Granny of Annah Seaman and Cole Haworth. Dear sister of Jean Black, Shirley Tobin (the late Richard), Jack Dillabough (Jan) and Earl Dillabough (Marlene Johnson). Very special Aunt and Great Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Wilfred and Hazel (Fenlong) Dillabough, sisters Hilda Olmstead (Tom) and Edith Johnston (Dwight) and brother Garnet Dillabough. A Celebration of Muriel’s Life will be held at a later date. In memory of Muriel donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East Brockville. Messages of condolence may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.
M. Eileen Publow
Eileen passed away peacefully at her home in Perth on Wednesday November 23rd, 2016 at the age of 94 years. She was predeceased by her parents Albert McVeety and Mary McGregor and in 2004 by her loved husband, Lawrence “Larry” Publow. Eileen was also predeceased by sister-in-law Sister Mary Publow and brothers-in-law William (Hildred), Charles (Betty), Jack, Joe (Frances) and Arthur Publow. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Evelyn Publow, her numerous nieces, nephews, all the Publow and McGregor families, her dear friend Lois Hunter, the Hunter family and many friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth, Friday, November 25th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The service was held in the Chapel on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. Interment, St. John’s Parish Cemetery. A reception followed in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, contributions to the Diabetic Society or St. Paul’s United Church (Building Fund) would be appreciated. Eileen’s family wish to extend their sincere thanks to all at Carolina Suites for the care and support which provided her a great sense of independence and quality of life in her later years. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Turner Elaine Turner
It is with great sadness that Elaine’s family announce her sudden passing in hospital in Ottawa on Saturday, November 26th, 2016. She was predeceased by her parents Lorraine Butler and Henry Sauvé. Elaine was the cherished mother of Brad and dear sister of Sandra Smith and Robin Sauvé (Shannon Morris). She will be sadly missed by Ron Trunzo, her many friends and colleagues from the Royal Bank, the Perth Golf Club and the entire community of Perth. Elaine retired following a distinguished career of more than 35 years with the Royal Bank. She was a dedicated volunteer with the Perth & District Community Foundation. True to her spirit, Elaine gave the gift of life to others through organ donation following her passing. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth Wednesday November 30th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Family and friends will celebrate her life with a service in the Chapel Thursday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Perth & District Community Foundation, 33 Lewis Street, Perth On K7H 2R4. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Letourneau Margaret “theresa” (nee Boland)
Peacefully at her residence in Toledo with her family by her side on Friday, November 25, 2016 in her 92nd year. Dearly beloved wife of the late Wilfred Alphonse Letourneau. Loving mother of Dianne (Dave Bruce), Doreen (Philip Beath), Kenneth and Michael (Jean). She will always be remembered by her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Bernadette Murphy, and brother-in-law Antoine. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Helena Boland (nee Turner), her brother Vincent Boland and her sister Catherine Marie Merkley (nee Boland). Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Theresa was a member of the St. Philip Neri CWL for over 65 years and a 30 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 475 Toledo as well as branch secretary for 21 years. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Toledo, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11 o’clock. Interment followed at St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.
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TRIPP, ARTHUR “ART”
At the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Ottawa while surrounded by loved ones on Sunday evening, November 27th, 2016; Theodore Arthur “Art” Tripp of Arnprior passed away at the age of 61. Former husband of Karen (nee Ridgway). Dearly loved “Dad” of Stephanie Murdoch (Craig) of Brighton, Ontario; Becky Walker (Jesse) of Arnprior and Angela Kennedy (Todd) of Braeside. Cherished “Grampa Tripp” of Kaylie, Evan, Grace, Anna and Travis. Dear brother of Beth Fraser (Bruce) of White Lake; Phyllis Proulx (late Raymond) of White Lake; Walter (Theresa) of Perdue, Saskatchewan; Garry (Erin) of Ottawa; Mark (Rachel) of Hopetown; Leigh Devine (Tim) of Napanee and Percy of Pakenham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents: Theodore and Dorothy (nee Trafford) Tripp as well as 2 brothers: Clifford and Sam. Friends were invited to join Art’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday evening, November 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. In memory of Art, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
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McIsaac Kevin J. McIsaac
Kevin passed away in the Perth hospital on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at the age of 66 years. He was predeceased by his parents Dorothy (Hamilton) and Ken McIsaac and sister Susan Lee. Kevin will be sadly missed by his son Ian McIsaac, brother Dan (Peggy) McIsaac and their sons Scott and Dennis. Kevin will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law Art Lee, Sally Somerville, Jamie (Gail) Silversides, Jamie’s daughters Tara, Brooke, Ashley and Julie and many good friends. The arrangements are private for the family. Those wishing are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Sproule Floyd Sproule
Floyd passed away suddenly at his home in Perth on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 in his 91st year. He was the beloved husband of Eunice (Richardson) Sproule and dearly loved father of Gerald (Helga), Jackie (Gary) Yuill, Audrey (Rusty) Rooth, Barry (Marg), Floyd (Andrina). Floyd was the cherished grandfather of Jerry Jr., Stephanie, Tammy, Shawn, late Jennifer, Dave, Mike, Danny, Ryan, Curtis, Chantal and Danielle and great grandfather of Jordane, Kayla, Jessica, Emily, Erica, Braydon, Hayliegh, Keaton, Joe, Megan, Riley, Brody, Maclem and Alexandra. He was the dear brother of Phyllis Dean, Elwood (Winnie) Sproule, Helen Trombley, Jean Barbary, Marg (Jack) Inwood, Marion Kowel, Coral (Leonard) Somerville, Carol Watt and Joan Jackson. Floyd was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Maxine (McDougall) Sproule, brothers Arnold, Harold, Merlin and Wilmer Sproule and sister Irene Rhodes. He will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law Hilda Sproule, nieces, nephews, all his family and many friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday at 10:30 A.M. In remembrance of Floyd, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society - Lanark County Chapter Wheels of Hope or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Curran Majorie Curran (nee Minogue)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the age of 81. Loving and devoted mother of Gord (Maggie), Cam (Karen Leclair) Curran, Katie Manning, Lindsay (Linda) Curran and the late Susan. Cherished grandmother of Shaun, Ryan (Crystal), Craig, Kayla, Shanelle, Willi (Charity), Steven (Laura), Tyler, Nick and Mack; and great-grandmother of Chelsea, Faith, Orion and Aoife. Marjorie will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. There will be a private family graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Lutes Robert B. Lutes
Bob passed away peacefully at Broadview Nursing Centre, Smiths Falls on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of the late Ria Lutes. Loved father of James Lutes, Janet Lutes, Jodi (Ron) Green, Bobby Sieler as well as other children living abroad. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Kirk, Jessica and Jamie, Dylan, William and Dustin, Shannon, Jason, Brianna, Ross and great-grandchildren Eric, Simon and Drew. Dear brother of Allan (Thelma), Gilbert (the late Jeannie), Edgar (Mary) and Richard (Suzanne). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Bethel Pentecostal Church, 301 County Rd. 29, Smiths Falls, to celebrate Bob’s life on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:00 am. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre.
TUIJTEL, Lynda – December 2, 2012 In loving memory of a dear wife and mother. A special person, a special face Someone we love and can’t replace Never selfish, always kind These are the memories she left behind. Missing you always Loving you forever Peter Christopher, Catharine Andrew, Ani
MYERS- In loving memory of Scott Joseph George who passed away January 14, 1998 and Barbara Jean who passed away December 4, 2012. Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all. It broke our hearts to lose you, The day God called you home. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, Our chain will link again. Hermer – In loving memory of a wonderful sister, Vera Bernice (Bates) who passed away on Ever missed and ever December 6, 1999. loved. This day is remembered and quietly kept. The Myers and No words are needed we shall never forget. McDougall families. For those we love don’t go away. The walk beside us every day. Unseen and unheard but always near So loved, so missed and always dear. Sadly missed Always remembered Loving brother Donald
WILKINSON, Robert – In loving memory of our dear dad, grandfather who passed away on December 1, 2009. You were a dad who was so special and who was loved so very much, and brought so much happiness to the many hearts you touched. You were always kind and caring And so understanding too, And if help were ever needed dad It so freely came from you. You were a gift to all the world And brought joy to everyone, And life has never been the same Ever since you have been gone. Lovingly remembered by Robert (Mic), Karen and the Wilkinson Family
FINDLAY, Joyce The sadness never goes away Our hearts still cry the silent tears You’re thought of often and so sadly missed. Through all the days of the year. We know you are in heaven Safe and sound with the Angels above Smiling down and guiding us With your eternal love. 2 years without, our hearts bare an ache. Missing you ever day Mom Love Gord, Brian, Debbie, David and Families
Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
HANNUSCH, Ronald – In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, who passed away November 26, 1976. Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. Always Remembered Always Loved By wife Barb, Children: Christine, Dawn, Paul and Maureen and Families
BARNETT, Janice Theresa - July 22, 1952 - November 22, 2007. November comes with deep regret, It brings back days we’ll never forget. Life goes on and years pass by But treasured memories will never die. Always Remembered, Never Forgotten Linda and Art Greg and Tara Sherry and Adam Gage
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IN MEMORIAM BAKER - In loving memory of our dear Mom, Mother-in-law, Grandmother and GreatGrandmother, Eileen Baker, July 18, 1917 -December 3, 2009. When days are dark and friends are few Dear Mother, how we think of you. Friends are friends if they are true, We lost our best friend when we lost you. Forever in our hearts John, Sharon and Chris John, Cindy and Dana Nick, Kyle and Kassie
FORREST In loving memory of my dear husband, Charlie Forrest who passed away four years ago today on December 4, 2012. Thank you for the years we shared, Thank you for the way you cared. Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered everyday. No longer in my life to share, But in my heart You are always there. Your memory is my keepsake, With which I’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Ever remembered, ever loved. Debbie
In memory of Bob Rintoul, December 5, 2013 Those we love remain with us, For love itself lives on. And cherished memories never fade, Because a loved one is gone. Those we love can never be, More than a thought apart, For as long as there is memory, They’ll always live on in our hearts. Our heartache is every day, Loneliness is never far away. Your expertise in the trades was greatly missed this year. Your son listened and learned over the years and used this knowledge to build a home, fulfilling your Dream. As you watched –PrideI know you are bursting at the seams with. For what he has accomplished, for your and Jamie’s good friends continual support and help along with family help. My wonderful husband and exceptional father. We will always love you. Cathy and Jamie In memory of Bob Rintoul December 5, 2013 That smiling face, That sense of humour, That dedication, We miss you so much, You will never be forgotten. Our much loved uncle, brother-in-law and sonin-law Ken, Nancy, Brian, Chris Hedderson Helen MacFarlane
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Dog obedience classes. Puppy kindergarten, beginners and advanced classes located at the Perth Indoor Pool. Specializing in training your dog to be a better behaved family member. Professional instructors Jim and Judy Stewart of True Companion Dog Obedience School, serving the Perth and area communities for over 23 years. www.trainyourdog.ca. 613-264-0203.
COMMERCIAL RENT Carleton Place, 50 Bennett St, 2 - 1200 sq. ft. units: A: two offices, showroom, shop, overhead door, storage; B: Four offices, showroom, boardroom, kitchenette. Also 1,000 sq. ft. store, highly visible, 56 Victoria, $975. 613-257-5711
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Corner of McGill & William Sts.
FOR RENT 1 bedroom, upstairs apartment, available immediately, good location in Perth. No pets, references required. 613-267-2593
2 bedroom, recently renovated, hardwood floors, detached garage, $1495 includes utilities. 38 Lombard St. Smiths Falls. Available January 1. Paul: 613-285-7851 1-3 bedroom app’t close kennedy041963@gmail. to downtown Smiths Falls. com All inclusive. No dogs. 613-205-0627. 3 bedroom smoke-free home, McDonald’s Corners 2 bedroom apartment, 41 overlooking Dalhousie Sunset Towers, Perth, Lake. 5 appliances includAvailable immediately. ed. Open concept with Contact Bud large sunroom. $1100 plus 613-267-0567 utilities. 613-264-0002 1 Room for rent, 42 Church St West, Smiths Falls, full-time working quiet person, all inclusive, $120/wk. 613-812-2400.
McKibbon Tree Farm
We plant, grow, trim and cut our own trees, brought in daily from our farm – Scots Pine, White Pine, Spruce, Blue Spruce, Balsam and Fraser Fir.
Open December 1st - 23rd Mon.-Thurs. 5-8 pm Fri.-Sun. 9 am-8 pm
717 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville
Ashby hby Chr Christmas Trees 663 Anderson Side Road North
Fallbrook Pre-cut or cut your own Scotch Pine $10. Balsam or Spruce $25. Open Satur Saturdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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2 bedroom mobile home. $800/month plus heat and hydro. Nice park and large yard. 2 miles west of Perth. First and last month’s rent and references required. Available December 1st. Call 613-812-8943.
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Beautiful cut your own or pre-cut Christmas trees
Handmade wreaths, planters & more Unique giftware & decorations Delicious homemade meals & tasty treats Tractor and wagon rides, sliding & bonfires Family fun & fresh air www.cedarhillchristmastreefarm.com
Treeland Christmas Tree Farm
Christmas Trees Scots Pine and Fir 6’ to 8’ Mon.-Fri. 3pm-5pm Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm
2352 Scotch Line Rd., Perth, ON (3km West of Perth)
Carleton Place, Seniors 50’s Plus Building. No smoking, no pets. First & last months rent $750.00 & up. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Senior’s 1 Month Free Discount. Call 613-863-6487 or 613-720-9860 Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650. Kemptville- 3 bedroom bungalow, $1,250/month plus utilities. Available January 1, 2017. First/last. References. 613-258-2502 leave message. Large 2 Bedroom Apt. Perth, seniors welcome. $ 8 5 0 / m o n t h . 613-267-5746
Sharbot Lake Apartments available first of next month. Call 613-253-6069.
Indoor storage of all sizes Outdoor storage also available 613-285-5507 Smiths Falls 613-264-0213 Perth
Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom at 10-20 Pearl St. Rent $950 everything included. Contact Darlene FOR RENT 613-283-9799 or 613-207-1255 for appointment. Smiths Falls, great 4 bedroom, 2 bath single family Smiths Falls, 2 bed- home, close to amenities, room in heritage stone generous sized yard with 3 building. $850/month. storage sheds, enclosed Fridge, stove, washer porch for storage, side and dryer included. deck and more, Available immediately. $1,300/month plus heat 613-283-9650. and hydro. First and last required as well as referSmiths Falls. Bachelor ences. Available anytime. apt., partially furnished, Please call 613-299-9380. fridge, stove, 4 piece-bath, parking, single mature occupancy only, no pets. LEGAL Absolutely non-smoking, private, quiet setting near NOTICE TO CREDITORS downtown. Includes heat, hydro. First and last. AND OTHERS $565.00. Phone: 613-284-2673, All claims against the estate of Phylis (Phyllis) Loreta Connell deFOR SALE ceased, late of the Township of North Grenville, County of Grenville, who died on the 1st day of March, 2016 must be filed with the undersigned Trustees on or before the 30th day of December, 2016, after which date the assets of the estate will be distributed with regard only to the claims of which the Trustees shall then have notice, and the trustees will not be liable to any person of whose claims they shall not then have CHRISTMAS TREE FARM notice. Cut Your Own & Pre-Cuts
Real Christmas Trees Blitzen Estate CUT YOUR OWN
Campbell’s Tree Farm
787 Kitley Line 2 Jasper
OPEN Nov 25-Dec 24 Fri., noon-dark Sat-Sun., 9am-dark Mon-Thurs by appointment
Johnston Brothers Tree Farm Cut Your Own
Balsam fir • Fraser fir Supply of large trees
up to 9’ $45 10’+ available Sleigh Rides Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11 South of Kemptville East of 416 & County Rd. 44 2853 Porter Road
Watch for signs Weekdays 1-5 Weekends 9-5 613-802-2314
CHRISTMAS TREES Daily 8 am-6 pm Open until Dec. 24
Excellent choice of well-pruned trees. Harvest your own choice $25 or pick one fresh cut $30 Small Pre-Cut Trees $5 to $10 Located 8 km from Smiths Falls on North Gower Hwy. 5808 Roger Stevens Dr
Fresh boughs & wreaths
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Farm
15839 Hwy 7 East Perth 9-4
DATED at Prescott, Ontario this 24th day of November 2016.
PINE, SPRUCE, BALSAM, BLUE SPRUCE & FRASER FIR
Lanark Street, off Townline Road East, Hwy. 29
- OPEN DAILY -
Nov. 26 to Dec. 24 Weekdays noon - 4:30 Weekends 9:30 - 4:30
REID GARDENS Fresh Cut Christmas Trees
• Balsam Fir • Fraser Fir
Wide selection of fresh cut greens available 8th Line at County Road 29 Carleton Place
Seven days a week
Cut your own/pre-cut
Mon-Wed 10-5 Thurs & Fri 10-7 Sat 9-5 • Sun 10-4
SPRUCE, PINE AND FIR
Everett Connell and Donna Thorpe, Trustees c/o Laushway Law Office P.O.Box 190 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income Bad credit OK!
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Notice to Creditors and Others All claims against the estate of Thomas Edward McParland, late of Tay Valley Township in the County of Lanark, who died on the 15th day of November, 2016, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 30th day of December, 2016; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Perth this 28th day of November, 2016. Lyle McParland, Estate Trustee, by his solicitors, BARKER WILLSON PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, 31 Foster Street, Perth ON K7H 1R8,. Att.: S. Craig Halpenny. 613-267-2800
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Smiths Falls. Ground Lost: set of car & house floor, 1 bedroom, quiet keys. Perth area. - reward. bldg. Newly decorated. 613-267-5256 Non smoker preferred. $650/month plus hydro. FOR RENT 613-285-7363 after 5pm. Smiths Falls, large 1 bedroom apt, ground floor, private yard, Quiet adult building. $895/mnth plus hydro, heat included. References required. 613-366-9610. Smiths Falls. Three beds, one bath, garage. Fridge, stove, electric fireplace. $1300/mth, incl. utilities. References & credit check required. Available Jan. 1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Smiths Falls, Toulon Place Apartments, 3rd floor, 2 bedroom $850/mth; Available December 1. Clean, quiet, secure building, live-in superintendent, ground floor laundry. 613-283-9650.
STILL MISSING Holly – female Golden Doodle Cream colour, 65 lb, microchipped. Missing since Dec 2014 If you know anything, please call 613-295-7501. REWARD
REAL ESTATE 2 bedroom apartment, Carleton Place. Duplex with a yard & deck on a quiet road. Mature adult, no-pets, non smoking. $825 plus utilities Available December 1. 613-256-5401
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NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on behalf of Elva Alice Wilson application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario for An Act to revive Roy Wilson Real Estate Inc. in order to deal with certain property that was held in the corporation’s name at the time of dissolution. The application will be considered by the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills. Any person who has an interest in the application and who wishes to make submissions, for or against the application, to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills should notify, in writing, the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1A2. Dated at Smiths Falls, Ontario, this 31st day of October 2016. Gregory W. Fournier, Solicitor for Elva Alice Wilson, the Estate Trustee In the Estate of Percy Roy Wilson, deceased
LOST INDOOR ONLY CAT since Sat. Nov 12th. From Gillies Corners (1012) Perth Rd. He has never been outside before. He is black and white (tuxedo colouring), neutered male, no collar, no microchip. His name is Neako, 12-13 years old. Very thin (has always had trouble keeping weight on). REWARD OFFERED please help me find him and bring him home. Please call Krista 613-299-4885.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS In the estate of Ernest Wayne Richards a.k.a Wayne Richards, Pensioner, Deceased
All persons having claims as creditors against the estate of the above mentioned, late of the Town of Carleton Place, in Lanark County, who died at the said City of Carleton Place, on March 08, 2016, are required to file proof of same with the undersigned on or before January 17, 2017. After that date the Public Guardian and Trustee will proceed to distribute the estate, having regard only to the claims of which s/he then shall have had notice. Anyone having knowledge of a Will or next-of-kin of the above mentioned is also requested to contact the undersigned. DATED at Toronto on November 15, 2016.
PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE, ESTATE TRUSTEE 595 BAY STREET, SUITE 800 TORONTO, ONTARIO M5G 2M6 File: 818275-016
A Small Job or More. Renovations/Repairs. Kitchen & Bath, Tub-toshower conversions, grab bars, painting, plumbing, flooring, tile, countertops, decks. 613-858-1390, 613-257-7082.
Seamless Eavestrough, renovations, deck restoration, roadside mowing, grading, painting, roofing, line painting, cottage jacking, fencing, dump runs. 613-257-8143 or 613-264-8143.
HELP WANTED Cornerstone Landing Youth Services requires immediately in Smiths Falls a Live-in House Parent to assist teens with Life Skills. Free housing plus $700 compensation. May have outside employment. Call 613 285 9292 or email resume to email@example.com Neil Bros. Equipment Rentals Ltd. looking for a labourer to shovel snow in Almonte, must have own car and be available 7 days a week. Full time employment for the summer. Fax resume 613-256-2063 or call 613-256-6374. Perth Fabric Store, parttime work, must be able to sew or quilt. 613-267-7990 Snow-plow Operators and shovelers, Perth area. Parttime or could lead to fulltime. Call 613-267-5460.
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Part-time employee to handle administrative tasks at the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls. 6 month position, with the possibility of renewal, for up to 20 hours per week. Job will focus on duties of promotion, communication and building a volunteer base. Ideally, candidate will have familiarity and experience with WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite. Successful candidates will need excellent communication skills for dealing with patrons, renters, volunteers, media and the community, strong organizational abilities, and the ability to show initiative and work independently. Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 9th to be considered for the position.
Plant Accountant Northern Cables is currently recruiting for the position of Plant Accountant for our Eastern Ontario based company. Responsibilities: • Preparation & Reporting of Financial reports • Cash Management • Fixed Asset Management • Inventory Control / Costing • Government / Bank reporting • Budgets • Customer Credit Limits • Backup for A/P, A/R, Payroll, IT Support • Month / Year End Closing • G/L account analysis • Payable / Receivable / Payroll review Candidates will possess: • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience preferably in a manufacturing environment • Business Diploma and/or Accounting Designation • Experience working in fully integrated ERP systems (currently Infor Visual) • Strong spreadsheet / database skills, must be proficient in Microsoft office • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal guidance • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines • Open to and proposes new ideas to improve existing work processes Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes to: Northern Cables Inc. P.O. Box 1564 - 50 California Avenue Brockville, Ontario - K6V 6E6 Fax (613) 345-3147 Email: email@example.com Website: www.northerncables.com No phone calls please
Sales & Service
Licensed 310S Automotive Technician
TDL Truck - Repairs, 3379 Hawthorne Rd. Ottawa, Ontario. We are now accepting applications for Truck-Trailer Technician’s and Apprentices. The positions will be full time. We offer competitive wages, full health benefits, dental, RRSP contribution plans, boot and tool allowance. Please send resume to petersimard@tdltruckrepairs. com or call 613-736-1797 to set up an interview.
Access Taxi requires Full and Part-Time drivers for Perth and Smiths Falls
Should be familiar with streets and surrounding roads. Top of the industry remuneration paid. Excellent supplemental income for semi-retired and retired persons. Please call Brett
- Full Time Position - Monday-Friday 8am-5pm - Valid Drivers License - Valid mechanic’s license - Wages to be negotiated based on skills & certificates.
All interested applicants should send their Resume by email or fax. firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 613-267-3580 Fax: 613-267-4958 Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted
JOB POSTING FULL TIME–FACILITATOR I INDIVIDUALIZED FUNDING
Maximum 35 hrs./week Application Process: Submit resume and cover letter by email, fax or letter to Community Living Association (Lanark County) Human Resources. Ensure you include the following competition number with your cover letter: F1FT-11212016CSSNL Description: Under the supervision of the Community Service Manager, the Facilitator I work as part of a team providing access to support networks as well as responsive and accountable supports for the person’s supported expectations and goals. Qualifications • Developmental Service Worker Diploma or equivalent • Crisis Prevention Certificate • Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Certificate (Level C) • Valid G Driver’s License (to drive association van) with good driving record, with access to own vehicle • Demonstrated knowledge and training in Behaviour Management to implement Behaviour Programs and liaise with behaviour consultants Abilities, Knowledge, Education Skills Additionally, The Facilitator I require skills in planning, organizing and coordinating, leadership, partnering with the community to assist individuals supported to participate in community life, teamwork, flexibility, listening, understanding and responding. Skill sets also include relationship building, self-confidence and demonstrating a “person-centered” approach to actively providing support. Working with a person with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and or knowledge of the disorder is an asset. Salary/Shifts: $27.00 to $28.77/hour as per Collective Agreement Maximum 35 hours/week Application Details: Email: email@example.com Fax: 613.257.5679 Letter: Human Resources, Community Living Association (Lanark County) 178 Townline Rd. E Carleton Place, ON K2C 2C2 Posting Date: December 1, 2016 Deadline for Applications: December 8, 2016 – 15:30hrs File #: F1FT-11212016CSSNL
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We are looking to add to our friendly and professional team. With modern facilities quality products and an easy going relaxed atmosphere Classy Cuts is a great place to work. Your duties will include all aspects of hairdressing including styling, cutting, colouring highlighting and perming. If you have the essential requirements and would like to seize this great opportunity please drop off a resume at the salon 29 Gore St E Perth, ON. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellington House in Prescott is seeking a Positive, Compassionate, Hard-working Casual Registered Nurse. Requirements: Valid CNO Registration, CPR, First Aid, CPIC with VSS, 2 years working experience LTC preferred. Send Resume to email@example.com or Fax: 613-925-5425
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Wanted Full Time Host Family and Respite Providers in Lanark County Ontario We are currently looking for new home providers that will enable individuals to live as an integral part of the family setting. The Family Home Program has been with the Association since 1987. About Family Home: The host Family Home Program is a flexible option that matches people with intellectual disabilities with individuals (families) who can provide a caring, stable home environment. The supports offered are tailored to each situation and take into consideration the unique qualities and needs of everyone involved. Who are Family Home Providers? Home Providers are people who have chosen to open their homes and their lives to a person with an intellectual disability. These individuals: *Can be single, couples or families of all types. *Have diverse experiences, backgrounds and lifestyles. *Can provide a consistent, nurturing home life, and *Are willing and capable of assisting another person in the areas of daily living as necessary. Reimbursement: Home Providers are compensated for services based on a daily rate, tax free. For Further Information: Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our Website at: www.clalanark.ca
A Load to the dump Cheap! Clean up renovations, clutter, garage sale junk or dead trees brush. 613-899-7269.
Karen’s Errands. Services for Seniors. Grocery Shopping, Errands, Personal Assistant, and more... Servicing Smiths Falls, Perth and Surrounding Area. Contact Karen at 613-206-9505 or email@example.com
Part time delivery driver for Kemptville area. Must have own car. 3 days week. Contract position. Debbie 613-258-7454
Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block Are you concerned about and stone. Small/big job someone’s drinking? specialist. Free estimates. There is help available for 613-250-0290. you in AL-ANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, E x p e r i e n c e d 257-3138, 272-3105, Electrician, Licensed 203-3713, 826-2566, & Insured available for 283-5038. residential/commercial work. Best Rates, Call Jim 613-799-2378 or Overeaters Anonymous 613-284-0895 613-264-5158 Alcoholics Anonymous 613-284-2696.
Semi-retired, all home renovations, interior & exterior, years of experience. Call Brent 613-283-6088.
HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates • Home Renovations • Plumbing Repairs • Painting/cleanup • Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177
9.71 Acres for your country home, between Franktown Road and Roger Stevens Drive. $89,900. Remax Hallmark Realty Group. 613-762-6147
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Sale of land for Tax Arrears By Public Tender
CEPEO est à la recherche de candidats(es):
ÉDUCATEURS(TRICES) EN PETITE ENFANCE OCCASIONNELS(LES) LIEU: École élémentaire publique Kemptville 830, rue Prescott, Kemptville (Ontario) K0G 1J0 À noter que la date de fermeture de ce concours est le 8 décembre 2016 à 19 heures. Veuillez poser votre candidature via notre site internet au: https://canada.teachermatch.org/jobsboarddo?districtId=569404825 François Laperle, directeur du Service des ressources humaines
“Your Provider, Leader and Partner in Health Care” The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, is a progressive two site facility serving a catchment area of 44,000 residents of Perth, Smiths Falls and surrounding area. We are a fully accredited Hospital delivering a broad range of primary and secondary services. Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant (PTA/OTA) Permanent Part Time Summary of Position:
The Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant (PTA/OTA) work under the direction of a licensed regulated health professional, primarily the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, in carrying out specific treatment plans. This may include the administration of modalities, mobility training, strengthening and exercise programs, and education of patients and families.
• Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant (combined) program or equivalent education and/or experience • Computer literacy
Previous Experience Requirements:
• 1 year experience in previous hospital or long term care preferred
Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and letter of application by December 16, 2016 in confidence to: The Human Resources Department Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital 60 Cornelia Street West Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2H9 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Fax - (613) 283-0520 Telephone - (613) 283-2330 Ext. 1132 Website - www.psfdh.on.ca Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Our recruitment process follows the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in order to provide a fair and equitable process for all candidates. Applicants requiring accommodation through the recruitment/interview process are encouraged to contact the Human Resources Department at 613-283-2330 ext. 1132 for assistance. We thank all interested candidates for their response, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITYOF MISSISSIPPI MILLS 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 Friday the 2nd day of December, 2016 at the Municipal Office, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0 Attention: Treasurer The tenders will be accepted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked with the PIN and the roll number of the property for which the tender is submitted. A separate tender must be submitted for each property. Tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at the Municipal Office Council Chambers at 3:05 p.m. Description of Lands: 1. Part Lot 15, Concession 10 Ramsay Being Part 2, Plan 26R9205 Municipality of Mississippi Mills, County of Lanark PIN 05090-0255 LT Roll Number 0931 020 025 17838 0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $10,751.06 2. North West Quarter of East Half of Lot 8, Concession 2 (Geographic Township of Pakenham) Municipality of Mississippi Mills, County of Lanark PIN 05079-0009 R Roll Number 0931 946 015 03700 0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $6,596.52 The sale of these properties is subject to cancellation up to the time of the tender opening without any further notice. The minimum tender amount represents the cancellation price as of the first day of advertising. 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 including environmental 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, penalties and interest, HST if applicable, and the relevant land transfer tax within 14 calendar days of being notified as the successful purchaser. The municipality does not provide an opportunity for potential purchasers to view properties. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. CLS722977_1201
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Carrie Hands, CAI, CPPA, Auctioneer & Appraiser Jason Hands, Auctioneer
- Online Only Auction -
@ handsauction.com Bidding Opens Friday December 2 @ 9 a.m. Closing Friday, December 9 @ 12 noon Preview by appointment
Furniture, Collectibles, Vintage Clothing, Shop Tools, Play Structure and much, much more!
5501 County Road 15, RR #2, Brockville, ON K6V 5T2 Phone: (613) 926-2919 E-mail: email@example.com www.handsauction.com
“Call or email to Book Your Auction Today” Sunday December 4 2016 - Outdoor Auction Auction preview starts 11 am Live Auction starts NOON sharp 36 King Street, Richmond, Ontario ***No reserves - No buyers premium - dress warm. Selling: 2 historic log buildings that have been dismantled & stored (Buyer must remove the buildings from auction site no later than Dec 19) -Mastercraft gas lawn tractor in excellent condition - Peterborough fibreglass canoe with engine rest end in excellent condition, - 2 HP Evinrude gas outboard in excellent condition - antiques and collectibles, air compressor, quantity hand & power tools, air tools, garden tools, mechanics tool boxes and chests, wooden and aluminum ladders, extension and step ladders, selection of 1950s, 1960s & 1970’s license plates, selection of tin and wood advertising signage & items - Canteen & washroom on site. Sunday January 1 2016 - 9th Annual New Years Day ANTIQUE & SPECIALTY AUCTION to be held at Lombardy Hall ** Now accepting quality antique & COLLECTIBLE items. Limited space available. call or text Dan 613-285-4224 now to reserve space in this Auction date. OPEN HOUSE FOR THE REAL ESTATE 36 King Street, Richmond, ON Friday Jan 13 - 4 pm to 7 pm Saturday Jan 14 - 1 pm to 4 pm Sunday Jan 15 - 1 pm to 4 pm (See website for pictures of exterior of home )***3.5 acres with 450 feet of frontage on the Jock River. Property fully fenced yard with in ground pool. Spacious backyard with maturing hardwood and evergreen trees all immaculately planted along the river bank. 3 bedroom home, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry. 200 amp service. Drilled well on town sewage. HE Natural Gas newer furnace, Large paved driveway, Large 2 storie single car garage/workshop attaches to pool house/change room! We are selectively booking upcoming auction dates. To book your no obligation free consultation please call or text Dan 613-285-4224 We also buy items, collectibles, collections, estates, commercial liquidations and close outs. We pay cash, load and leave.
DAN PETERS AUCTION Home Office (613) 284-8281 New Mattress Sales (613) 284-1234 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.danpetersauyction.com
FOR MR. TERRY CHALLICE OF NORTH AUGUSTA SUN., DEC. 4, 2016 @ 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY RD 21 SPENCERVILLE This Auction features a Kubota L1500 series diesel tractor with approx. 1,400 hrs, excellent condition, new merchandise such as generators, winches, tools, parts. Windmill, towers, inverters, motorcycle, antiques, collectibles & much more! Auctioneer’s Note: Mr. Challice enjoyed a wide variety of interests, you never know what we’ll find! For a detailed list w/ photos go to www.lmauctions.ca Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, Damaged articles, Accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. as is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call
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GARAGE SALE Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 50 vendors. Open daily 10-5.
Eastern Ontario’s Largest Indoor Flea Market 150 booths Open Every Sunday All Year 8am-4pm Hwy. #31 – 2 kms north of 401
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AUCTION SUN., DEC. 11, 2016 @ 10 AM PREVIEW @ 9 AM TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY. RD. 21 SPENCERVILLE This sale features a 2005 Chrysler Sebring, 4 dr, V6, power moon roof. 2002 Laredo Jeep, V6, 4x4, new tires. Both being sold as is. Also a variety of glass, china, antiques, collectibles & much more! Auctioneer’s Note: A wide variety of good clean merchandise, something for everyone, see you there! For a more detailed list w/ photos go to www. lmauctions.ca Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, Damaged articles, Accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. as is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call CLS470117_1124
SWITZER’S FIREARMS AUCTION
DECEMBER 10TH, 9:00 A.M. LIVE AND ONLINE At Switzer’s Auction Centre, 25414 Highway 62 South, Bancroft, ON FEATURING: RARE COLTS USA BICENTENNIAL REVOLVER SET, HIGH END SHOTGUNS BY MERKEL, BROWNING, BERETTA, LUCHINNI & BENELLI, MANY WINCHESTER COMMEMERATIVES. PLUS OUR REGULAR ASSORTMENT OF RESTRICTED AND PROHIBIED HANDGUNDS AND RIFLES, HUNTING TARGET AND COLLECTIBLE RIFES AND SHOTGUNS, ANTIQUES, AMMUNITION, ACCESSORIES, MEDALS & MILITARIA, BOOKS COMPLETE DETAILS, PHOTO’S & BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS AT OUR “ICOLLECTOR” SITE Follow the link from: www.switzersauction.com CHECK BACK FOR REGULAR UPDATES. GET YOUR CONSIGNMENTS IN EARLY FOR OUR FEBRUARY 25TH 2017 SALE CONTACT US:
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Joanna McAuley Treffers resorts to using stronger persuasion with Norm MacDonnell when her entreaties fail to move him, in Studio Theatre’s Murder By The Book.
Going behind the scenes at Perth Studio Theatre's Murder By The Book So, I had a photo sent to me by one of our talented set painters, Fiona Bladon. She had received it from friends who live in London England, which happens to be the setting for the Studio Theatre's upcoming thriller Murder By The Book. Allow me, the director of this great show, to take you on a bit of a behind-thescenes tour... On the Murder By The Book stage, French doors, flanked by bookcases, open to an amazing balcony (all thanks to our fabulous set designer Reiner Silberhorn), and Fiona wants to have an authentic backdrop. In one scene, actor Joanna McAuley Treffers says, "Remind me darling, how many floors up are we?" And being one from the top, that is what the audience will see when they look out into the London skyline. A little theatre magic for sure. Then I touched base with our costumer, Loree Tannett. She has been diligent in searching out fashion styles from the early 1980s, which is when the play is set. Everything from skirt lengths to footwear, suit styles and tie widths is found, or made, to be true to the time period. Loree also works with a colour palate, complementing the set pieces and wall colours that are going to be on stage. The colour palate is what another one of our set painters, Bruce Raby, works from when he comes in to paint the set. Gallons of paint go on those ceiling-to-floor flats and doors that you see for every
production. The set pieces, authentic to the time period, are gathered, borrowed or made to measure under the expert guidance of Penny Silberhorn. Basically anything you see on the stage is called "set dressing", from the art on the walls and the floor coverings, to the large pieces of furniture. A classy lady like Penny always does a very classy set, and this one will not disappoint. My last check in is with our props mistress, Norma Cummings, ably assisted by Marie Amyott. If it is referenced by an actor, it has to appear exactly as stated - you cannot change one word in a play, unless it is old enough to be in the public domain. That's why Norma is searching out a Life magazine from the 1980s. The music in the play is from two period vinyl albums, and, in her passion for authenticity, she has printed off colour album covers to match. Norma is also finding out what the ingredients are for Pink Gin, and making authentic looking drinkable contents for decanters of whisky, bottles of champagne, and snifters of brandy. Just try finding 1980 brands of all those drinks these days! You can bet Norma will, and if she can't, she'll print labels and attach them to the bottles as needed. Oh, did I mention there is a fair bit of action at the drinks cabinet in this play? This is what has been going on behind the scenes of Murder By The
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Book, which will open on Thursday, Dec. 8. As you can no doubt ascertain, this production will be a feast for your eyes as well as your ears. I'll see you in the audience, at yet another offering by the dedicated and talented community theatre family of the Studio Theatre opens soon! Murder By The Book opens on Thursday, Dec. 8 for seven performances, Dec. 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 (cash only) at the Book Nook, 60 Gore St. E, and $22 plus convenience fee at Shadowfax, 67 Foster St., (613-2676817; shadowfax.on.ca) and Tickets Please, in the Matheson House Museum Visitor Centre, 11 Gore St. E. (485-6434; ticketsplease.ca) both of which accept in-store, phone, online and credit card purchases. Tickets are $24 at the door, and $10 at the door for students with ID. Attend opening night and save $5. And don't forget that we've invited the public libraries in Perth and Smiths Falls, as well as The Book Nook, The Book Worm, and Backbeat Books and Music in Perth, and Arlie's Book Store in Smiths Falls to be a part of this wonderful show. Each establishment will feature the play's poster, alongside a display of some of their favorite murder mystery books. There will also be ballots for you to win a pair of tickets to see Murder By The Book. Good luck! Submitted by Jane Stott on behalf of the Studio Theatre, Perth
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Carleton Place is counting down to Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. “We are ready to celebrate with lots of opportunities for community participation,” community programmer Jessica Smith recently told the Canadian Gazette. Smith is also a member of the Canada 150th organizing committee, a group of dedicated individuals, who have been meeting monthly since March 2016 to plan a year-long celebration of events and activities that will leave a lasting impact on the community. “Members have a key interest in special events,” she noted, “and in fostering community participation.” They represent the municipal heritage community, Roy Brown Society, Carleton Place & Beckwith Historical Society, council, area business and local media, etc. Furthermore, there are six local photographers who have signed on to capture all of the festivities. “All these forces have joined together to use their resources, to use their expertise,” Smith said. This wealth of knowledge will set Carleton Place apart from neighbouring municipalities, driving tourism to the community throughout the entire year. The Canada 150th organizing committee is chaired by Bernie DeFrancesco, and it is fully endorsed by council.
Carleton Place is counting down to Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, with a year-long celebration of events and activities planned. Pictured: The Carleton Place Child Care before and after school program and, from left, members of the Canada 150th organizing committee Jessica Smith, Rob Probert, Joanne Henderson, Jennifer Irwin and Coun. Sean Redmond. The Canadian government created a set of standards for communities to consider when presenting their Canada 150th celebrations. They are as follows: foster community spirit through inclusiveness; create an enhanced sense of both community and
national pride; encourage participation through celebration; and ensure celebrations are barrier free. Carleton Place celebrations will be presented free of charge or at low cost, promising all residents and tourists can participate equally.
“The primary focus of all planning was family friendly events, ensuring there was something for everyone,” she noted. “We just want people to be able to celebrate their patriotic pride.” Canada Day in Riverside Park will be livelier than ever.
“We are planning for the biggest Canada Day to date,” Smith said. “Plan to spend Canada Day in Carleton Place!” Canada’s 150th anniversary is a true community celebration. The organizing committee has already met with dozens of residents, businesses and organizations, extending invitations to add to the celebrations in their own way. “We find that the best events in Carleton Place are the one’s involving community celebration,” Smith said. “Besides, people enjoy celebrating as a community versus individually,” she continued. Carleton Place has its own Canada 150 logo, which residents will be able to identify. “They can use this logo in their own celebrations,” Smith said. The image merges the town’s current logo into the design, and the red maple leaf pays tribute to Canada’s flag. The wording, “celebrates Canada’s 150th,” commemorates the 2017 revelries. “You will see this logo everywhere throughout 2017,” Smith said, “and if you find it on a poster the event is endorsed by the Canada 150th organizing committee…so you know it will be great.” All town vehicles will be affixed with magnets depicting the logo. “There will be freebies (swag) with the image handed out throughout the year,” Smith said, “and keep an eye out for pop up events.” See 150th page A/CP2
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Stay informed The Canada 150th organizing committee has worked in partnership with the town to ensure all prudent information can be found on the town’s website – www.carletonplace.ca. Too, the Canadian Gazette/Metroland Media will regularly report on upcoming events and provide updates of any new information. People can also stay informed by way of social media, which will be interactive and updated on a regular basis. The Carleton Place celebrates Canada’s 150 Facebook page officially launches on Thursday, Dec. 1. Go to www.facebook.com/cpcan150 and check it out. “This page is very interactive, and it contains all updated information for events,” Smith said. As well, there are frequently asked
“Honestly, the municipality has been the champion for this in terms of making sure it all comes together,” Voakes acknowledged, adding that Lanark County council also continued their $40,000 commitment which they invest in all five youth centres in the county. “The county quite willingly gave their part too, but it was the municipality that made sure this happened. They wanted to see a youth centre back in
Mississippi Mills.” In September, Mississippi Mills council voted to enter into a lease agreement for the Main Street space for a three-year term. Since coming on board, Voakes said the community is another important partner who has welcomed the youth centre wholeheartedly, which has made it easier to establish relationships with other organizations.
“The exciting part for the centre is the connections to the community... we have alliances with the (Mississippi Mills Public) Library, the garden project in the town and the recreation department,” he noted, adding other partnerships include the Almonte Civitan Club and Almonte Curling Club. “...We’re becoming part of the community...” “The community is invited to come in and look at the space and we
questions, photos and so much more. “It is a one stop shop,” Smith said. Moreover, follow the action on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cpcan150 and Instagram: www.instagram.com/cpcan150. A calendar of all events, a working document, will highlight all confirmed celebrations in Carleton Place from January to December, 2017. Anyone requiring a printed copy of the calendar can contact the recreation and culture department. The calendar is also available on the Facebook page and town website. Kick off Carleton Place officially kicks off its Canada 150th celebrations on Sunday, Jan. 1, with a New Year’s Day Levee at the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena). “Join us as we celebrate the new year and kick off our Canada 150th festivities,” Smith said.
Pictured, from left: deputy mayor Jerry Flynn, councillors Ross Trimble, Theresa Fritz and Sean Redmond, mayor Louis Antonakos and councillors Brian Doucett and Doug Black. There will be free public skating and Zip-E The Clown is performing a refreshments from 1 to 3 p.m., with the show for children between 3:30 and Canada 150th activities running from 2 4:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. As 2017 nears, volunteers will be re-
hope they do,” Voakes added. While the grand opening of the centre runs from 6 to 8 p.m., instead of a ribbon cutting, an official cutting of the cake will be held and speeches made by youth centre representatives and Mississippi Mills staff and dignitaries. “I think the place is going to be very, very busy with all sorts of opportunities for youth,” Voakes concluded.
quired to assist in the presentation of each Carleton Place activity or event, ensuring its success. High school volunteer hours will be available for interested youth. Anyone willing to assist in the presentation of this year-long celebration should contact Smith at jsmith@ carletonplace.ca. Community groups are welcome to both assist in the planned celebrations, or create new ones. Smith noted the Canada 150th organizing committee can provide promotional freebies, in addition to loaning out Carleton Place’s Canada 150th banners for photos. “We look forward to working with you to make 2017 the biggest and most exciting year for Carleton Place,” she said. For more about Carleton Place Celebrates Canada’s 150th, call 613257-1704 or visit www.facebook.com/ cpcan150.
Join us for our December Events! The Bowes Brothers Home For Christmas Concert
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Tickets are $25 and available at the Foundation Office and across town. For more information please contact Jane Tunks at 613-257-9717 email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us on our website: cpdmhfoundation.ca/CHT or on Facebook at cpdmhfoundation or Jane Tunks!
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Drug charges for Carleton Place man after search warrant executed On Thursday, Nov. 17 members of the OPP Drug Enforcement Unit, OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT) and members of the Lanark County OPP detachment executed a Controlled Drug and Substances
Act (CDSA) search warrant at a residence located on Ramsay 4A, Mississippi Mills. A summary of the items seized: • In excess of two (2) pounds of cannabis marijuana • Shotgun ammunition,
• Pieces of a dismantled shotgun, one flare gun and a pellet gun • Recovered stolen property (snowmobile, Line trimmer, outboard boat motor and Honda generator) and, • Drug trafficking paraphernalia
As a result, 51-year-old John Porteous of Carleton Place has been charged with: Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking - under 3 kg; two counts of possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to
prohibition order; and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 - in Canada. The accused was released from custody on a promise to appear and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Jan. 9.
Municipal Matters • Decemeber 1, 2016 Follow us on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 • 7pm Physical Environment Committee followed by Planning and Protection Committee PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL Interested residents and/or landowners of property with the Town of Carleton Place are encouraged to submit their name for consideration by Council of the Town of Carleton Place to fill vacancies or possible vacancies on the following Committees of Council. *Please complete the attached form and submit the same with a Resume for the information of Council on or prior to Friday, December 9, 2016. *Applications from non-residents will be considered
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PUBLIC NOTICE RETAIL BUSINESS HOLIDAYS ACT, CHAPTER R. 30 R.S.O. 1990 OPENING ON STATUTARY HOLIDAYS The Town of Carleton Place received a request from Stalwart Brewing Company earlier this year to open their business on statutory holidays as defined by the Retail Business Holidays Act. The Retail Business Holidays Act limits the opening of businesses on statutory holidays to retail establishments associated with the development of tourism. However, local municipalities, may by by-law, grant exemptions to this restriction by permitting other local businesses to open on statutory holidays. A public meeting to hear comments on this proposal was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 and the Policy Review Committee of Council would be interested in any further comment or recommendations from the public or local businesses on this matter. The noted draft By-law as currently proposed would allow businesses (if they so wished) to open on statutory holidays providing not more than seven persons are engaged in the service of the retail establishment. A further restriction would require that the business to not have a display area or selling floor area of more than 7,500 sq. feet. A copy of the draft By-law as currently proposed can be found on www.carletonplace.ca or in the Clerk’s Office of the Town Hall. Interested members of the public and/or business owners may submit further comment or recommendations on this matter to the undersigned by Friday, December 9, 2016. D.H. Rogers, C.M.O. Clerk, The Town of Carleton Place 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2V8 email@example.com
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place invites applications for the position of On Call School Crossing Guard. The Town of Carleton Place requires On Call School Crossing Guards to assist school children in crossing roads safely at designated school crossing locations in accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Corporation policies. We are seeking an effective individual with excellent managerial, organizational and communication skills. The successful applicant(s): • Superior customer service skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision, • Demonstrate a good sense of judgement to be able to determine timing for safe entry into the flow of traffic, • Be dependable, shift available, physically fit, of good character and possess an understanding of young people, • Be willing to work in all forms of weather, including extremes of heat, humidity, cold, rain, snow, sleet, and wind and be capable of working under all types of road conditions, exposure to traffic noise and exhaust from vehicles, and • Must supply a satisfactory criminal record and vulnerable sector screening check dated within the last 30 days as a condition of employment. A detailed job description, for this position, can be accessed at www.carletonplace.ca Interested applicants are invited to submit an application in confidence by 2:30 PM on December 12, 2016 quoting “On Call School Crossing Guard” attention Human Resources by: Mail: Town of Carleton Place, 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facsimile: 613-257-8170 We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Town of Carleton Place is an equal opportunity employer following the rules and regulations set out by the Human Rights Code. Personal information submitted will be used for the purposes of determining suitability for this competition only and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request. WINTER OPERATIONS NOTICE Snow Removal Operations Residents are to be advised that the Town of Carleton Place will NOT be responsible for damages to personal property within the municipal right of way during snow removal operations. Snow removal operations includes plowing activities and occasionally staff will use a large blower to remove snowbanks where necessary. Residents should remove items like sports equipment, planters, and other lawn decorations from the municipal right of way before objects become frozen to the ground. Residents may wish to trim any branches from shrubs and trees that originate from your property to prevent any damage. Residents with rocks and other permanent landscaping features may wish to mark them with a reflector that will be visible above the snow. Should you have any questions, please contact the Public Works office (613) 257-2253. Winter Parking Restrictions In accordance with the Town of Carleton Place by-law 2011-050 when Environment Canada forecasts a snowfall of more than 7cm or more for Ottawa and the surrounding area the municipality will issue an on street parking ban. During a parking ban no vehicles shall be parked on municipal streets or parking lots within the Town of Carleton Place between 11pm until 7am. By-law Officers actively enforce winter parking by-laws within the Town of Carleton Place. Vehicle owners will be fined $65.00 and the vehicle could be towed if interfering with snow removal operations when a ban is in effect or at times when signs are posted for secondary snow bank removal. Should you have any questions, please contact our By-law Department (613) 257-5688 or email@example.com. Parking Ban Notification If you would like to be notified by email when a parking ban is in effect, please visit the Town’s website http://carletonplace.ca/winter-parking-p1619.php to submit your email address. By working together, we can ensure we’re all better prepared for whatever this winter may bring.
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SchoolBOX founder Tom Affleck (centre) with wife, Sarah Kerr, and Governor General David Johnston. Submitted photo
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An Almonte man was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor General for his educational work in Nicaragua on Nov. 25. Tom Affleck, founder of SchoolBOX, has built more than 80 classrooms and provided supplies to tens of thousands of students, allowing them to attend school and gain an education. “This is a recognition of the SchoolBOX community and the work we’ve done together,” said Affleck, in a phone interview shortly after the ceremony. “I couldn’t be more grateful. I’m really looking forward to building more schools and helping more kids get an education.” Affleck, 38, founded SchoolBOX in 2006, a year after he travelled to Nicaragua while working on a separate project. On a whim, he took notebooks and pencils with him when he visited a farmer in the northern part of the country. The farmer’s face “lit up” when he presented the school supplies, which would allow the farmer’s daughter to attend school. She had been unable to attend class before because the family couldn’t afford 50-cents worth of school supplies, said Affleck. “It profoundly shocked me and im-
pacted me,” he said. “My passion became helping children with really basic supplies, which moved into building schools and libraries and sports programs.” Affleck said he works with close to 20,000 students and teachers in Nicaragua every year. HONOUR TO CANADA Gov. Gen. David Johnston presented Affleck with the Meritorious Service Cross on Nov. 25 at a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The national honour recognizes a deed or activity “performed in an outstandingly professional manner, or with uncommonly high standards. The activity is often innovative, sets an example for others to follow, improves the quality of life of a community and brings considerable benefit or honour to Canada.” Mississippi Mills Mayor Shaun McLaughlin was one of the nominators who put Affleck’s name forward for the Meritorious Service Cross. “Tom Affleck is an example to all Canadians, teaching us that we don’t have to be content with the status quo for disadvantaged people,” said McLaughlin. “He has inspired hundreds of volunteers in our community and right across Canada to participate in SchoolBOX, and our town is very proud of his
accomplishments.” SchoolBOX has supplied more than 475,000 notebooks to children, which allows them to attend class. “We’re really working with people who have significant needs,” said Affleck. “It’s a huge motivational lift for the community.” Often, after SchoolBOX has built a classroom in a community, additional infrastructure follows, such as water services, roads and health centres, said Affleck. “These are all projects that have come in after we’ve helped to get the communities on the map,” he said. “It’s been amazing to see how the communities have been lifted up.” Affleck’s wife and executive director of SchoolBOX, Sarah Kerr, oversees the day-to-day administration of the organization. She travelled to Nicaragua on Nov. 26 with 12 people from Equator Coffee to break ground on a new school. Over the years, Affleck and has worked with a number of churches in the Kanata, Stittsville and Carp areas, as well as community and school groups in Ottawa and the Valley, to build schools. “It’s just wonderful how the community has come behind us; that’s really the SchoolBOX story,” said Affleck. “It’s a really uplifting and inspiring experience.”
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Orchard View By the Mississippi opens its doors to seniors BY ASHLEY KULP
a retirement home in Carleton Place. He admitted “it’s a staggeringly interesting building” with modern architecture, but said the friendliness of staff and residents has made it home. “It’s the people who live here. We’ve gotten to know quite a few people and they’re very interesting, not all the same…and everybody is friendly,” he said. “That’s why I live here and that’s why I’m going to keep on living here because I’m going to live for another 10 years at least. To me, it’s the people that make the place.”
Tucked away into the residential neighbourhoods of Almonte is where Orchard View By the Mississippi, the area’s newest retirement living community, can be found. Members of the public, residents and local dignitaries were given the opportunity to tour the stately fourfloor retirement home during its grand opening Nov. 17. Located at 219 Paterson Street, this is newest addition to Orchard View Retirement Living, founded by Tony Princiotta in 1999. His son Joe now carries on his legacy of creating spaces where seniors can live and thrive in their communities. Billed as a state-of-the-art living centre, upon walking through the doors, guests are struck by cathedral ceilings and a welcoming pond area and water feature, complete with a living wall of tropical plants. It has everything a senior needs to feel at home, including private one and twobedroom suites, activity area, bistro, fine dining, therapeutic spa and a unique memory care unit located on the fourth floor. Kate Gray, executive director of Orchard View By the Mississippi, noted that it was important for Princiotta to carry on the work done by his father, who was dedicated to building a home for seniors that had their comfort and well-being at the forefront. The Orchard View family has retirement homes in the Manotick and Greely areas as well. “Joe and his family’s dream has come true. I believe that the Mississippi is the culmination of years of experience and his passion,” she noted. “This is the jewel in the crown, in my opinion.” Julie Munro, the centre’s marketing director, was the first member of staff hired on by Princiotta. “We’re so proud to be part of the Mississippi Mills community and support seniors and family to live life to their fullest,” she said. Over the past three-and-a-half months since opening, Munro said more than 3,130 cups of coffee had been served. “We’ve had 450 guests that have come in to enjoy our absolutely amazing food,” Munro continued. “We have fielded over 5,000 requests and questions and been given 6,000 hugs and we love that every day. So, welcome to Orchard View By the Mississippi, where life blossoms.” Mississippi Mills Mayor Shaun McLaughlin brought greetings from council and underlined the important role seniors play in the community. He said Orchard View fills a void that was missing in Mississippi Mills. “One of the things our First Nations always dwell on is that you keep your elders close to you. You keep them in your community,” he commented. “Sometimes in our really busy lives we have lost that message and because we didn’t always have res-
Above, surrounded by local dignitaries, staff, family and residents, Orchard View By the Mississippi owner Joe Princiotta, centre with scissors, cuts a ribbon during the grand opening of the retirement living centre on Nov. 17 in Almonte. Right: As you walk into Orchard View By the Mississippi, visitors are greeted by a large pond, complete with natural plants and shrubs as well as a living wall of tropical plants. Ashley Kulp/Metroland
idential facilities in this town that everybody needed, some of them drifted off to other communities, which is not good for them and particularly not good for us.” “…What we’ve got by having this kind of facility here is that we will all live longer and full lives,” McLaughlin added. He said people can always benefit from the wisdom and good counsel of seniors, something he said has made a difference in his life. “I know several of the people in here. I know them well and they gave me good counsel during the election and that’s why I’m standing before you as mayor,” McLaughlin stated, noting resident Margaret Brunton, who will be moving into Orchard View this month, as one such influence. Also in attendance for the special evening was Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren, who remarked on the “beautiful facility” and thanked seniors for building the country. “Freedom is not free. It never was and never will be and we thank you senior citizens for building the coun-
try and its wonderful that we’re able mom from living on her own to a reto provide a place, a beautiful place tirement home. like this for you to live in,” he stated. “The fourth floor atrium has been designed into seven themed areas inMemory care tended to trigger memories and offer Guests to the grand opening were comfort to residents,” Larocque exencouraged to bring along a photo plained. “For example, they can listen of Orchard View being built to cre- to old records in a cabin, they can sit ate a photo diary. For every photo in the nursery and rock a baby or they submitted, $5 will be donated to the can fold laundry in the laundry room. Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Now, to some of us that might sound Grenville, which has developed an a little strange but I can tell you havimportant partnership with Orchard ing seen it firsthand, it is absolutely View. beautiful to see the comfort that it “We have had the privilege of brings to some people with Alzheimworking with Orchard View with do- er’s dementia.” ing some of our education projects Each room on the fourth floor is here and we have been very privileged private and completely furnished with to be part of that,” said Louise Noble, items from residents’ previous homes. executive director of Alzheimer SociSeeing how staff interacted with ety Lanark Leeds Grenville. “It’s been her mother upon visits was another a really great thing for caregivers and reason Larocque and her family chose the people in our community.” Orchard View. The memory care floor has im“From the carpenters, to the PSWs, portant significance for Jennifer to the owner, everyone interacted with Larocque, whose mother is affected residents and it spoke volumes to me,” by Alzheimer’s dementia and lives at she said. Orchard View. She said the support The kindness of people is what she received from the staff made all prompted Don Wiles and his wife to the difference in transitioning her make the move to Orchard View from
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Welcomed with open arms Princiotta said the early beginnings for Orchard View by the Mississippi began very differently from other retirement homes he’s built in the area. He said he approached Mississippi Mills council with a rough sketch and while they couldn’t have been more supportive, it’s what happened next that surprised him. “I went to council on a pipe dream. We saw this land over here in Almonte…and thought it was absolutely beautiful. We did our research and found there was a need for this type of facility in Mississippi Mills for seniors in our community,” he explained, adding he was approached at a council meeting by Brunton and former Coun. Marilyn Anderson with a petition containing 200 signatures in support of a retirement home. “…I thought that was unbelievable because every time we’ve ever done things…we’ve always met people who are negative.” “I’ve been building houses for 36 years and I’ve never had in my life so much co-operation from the building departments as I have in Mississippi Mills,” Princiotta added. The community response is evidence of the support for the retirement home, he said. “As matter of fact, I think we’re breaking some sort of record today. We’ve been open since Aug. 1, so three-and-a-half months and we’re at 53 per cent occupied,” Princiotta remarked. “That’s unheard of. When we go to the financial institutions, they ask us when do you think you’ll be able to hit the 50 and 60 per cent occupancy mark and we tell them 18 to 20 months.” He credited his mother Rosalia, wife Donna and the staff for their hard work at making Orchard View a reality and called the memory care floor a unique asset to seniors in the community. “The last people I want to thank are all of the residents who live in Orchard View By the Mississippi,” Princiotta said. “All the residents, thank you so much for being you, because without you guys, obviously we wouldn’t be in the place we are. I really do love you all. Have a great time tonight and show off your beautiful place to everybody.” For more information on Orchard View By the Mississippi, visit www. orchardviewmississippi.ca.
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Have a stress free holiday If you want something you have never had, you have to do something you have never done. I’m a bit of a Facebook junkie, and this is one of the memes randomly chosen for me with just a click. It seems simple enough. Logical. I want to try it this Christmas. I’m tired of racing around like an Indy driver, getting sucked into overspending thanks to all the Christmas jargon, peer pressure and the like. I’m not going to randomly shop at some big box store for junk that no one wants in the first place. Save your money, my lovely family. I don’t want any gifts. I’m sure you feel the same way. You have said this, countless of times (MOM!) and yet, we all still overspend. What I want can’t be bought. I’m done with trying to prove that with gifts. What do I want? World peace? Of course. Long and happy life? Goes without saying. I want to have a good time with my family and friends. Spend time with people I have not seen for ages, and take lots of photographs. But if you really want to get me something, let’s be creative. Just make it. There is nothing any more valuable to me than my little niece, Sophie, drawing me a picture and putting it in a frame; or making a craft that she would think I might like. And I absolutely love getting the kids’ school photos as a Christmas gift. I could hang it on my wall at work, or at home. I don’t need a random gift card to some expensive restaurant. That food will be long gone, but a treasured keepsake from my favourite little person would last forever. How much did that cost, compared to the $100 gift card, dear brother and sister-in-law of mine. That goes for you too, Mom. I love your holiday decorated pot with all the boughs you nabbed from my yard. Ha! It looks amazing, and it was done with love, because you put a lot of time into that, including the weekend road tours for just the
LAURIE WEIR Weir View right birch trees - which I have not seen in the pot yet, by the way. My sweet baby, you don’t have to get me anything either. You don’t have to rush around your favourite man store and buy me random appliances. Although the Keurig is still one of my most favourite gifts from last year, and it goes great with that new Irish cream they have out at the LCBO. Please save your money. We can go on a little weekend getaway later on; that would suit me just fine. As for my sweet baby’s family and all the kids; well, he can sort that out. Love to see them for a visit, take some photos, and to me that’s worth more than gifts. We just spent last Sunday having dinner at our place, and checking out the Celebration of Lights in Smiths Falls, then went over to see the CP Holiday Train! What a show that was, and I was able to get lots of photos. We’ll have these types of photos for a long time. You can spend your money on your own families, and not worry about what to get me, please and thank you. So what am I going to do this year? What do I really want? I’m going to volunteer at a community Christmas dinner. I have never done that before, and if my oldest niece wants to spend some time with her crazy and embarrassing aunt, (another cheap, but awesome gift), I would love for her to join me for a few hours on Christmas day. What do you say, Em? Text me. Find your purpose this holiday season, and don’t let the stress of it all get you down. You control your own stress levels, so do something you’ve never done before so you can have something you have not had before, or for a long time... inner peace, and a less hectic holiday.
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Breakfast with the Clauses Santa and Mrs. Claus meet the Higgins siblings, from left: Riley, Dakota and Wyatt, during Breakfast with Santa at Carleton Place High School (CPHS) on Nov. 26. The event, presented by the CPHS Band, offered up Christmas music, crafts for the kids and pictures with jolly St. Nick. Breakfast with Santa is a fundraiser for the CPHS Band.
Almost time for Christmas bird counts throughout area Snow on the ground means Christmas Bird Counts are near. We have three in our area. The first one, the Rideau Ferry Count is Dec. 17, coordinated by Alison Bentley (613-2734428). The second one, the Carleton Place Count is Dec. 27, co-ordinated by Iain Wilkes (613-257-1126). The feeder co-ordinator is Georgina Doe (613-257-2103). The third one, the Lanark-Highlands Count is December 30, coordinated by Marilyn Barnett (613259-2269). The feeder co-ordinator is Marj Montgomery (613-259-3078). Field observers and feeder watchers are needed for all these counts. Please call the co-ordinator or feeder counter to become a member of a team. It’s lots of fun. It is a citizen science project that benefits our birds through research and conservation to help preserve our areas for bird growth and maintenance. Are you ready for a national bird?
Strictly for the Birds LYNDA C. BENNETT
In Ottawa Citizens of last week, we read that the Gray Jay, once known as Canada Jay, and “wisakedjak” in indigenous cultures, or whiskey jack, has been chosen. The selection by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, over a two-year period by a panel of experts, was announced Nov. 16. This Gray Jay is found in boreal forests of every province and territory, but nowhere else on the planet. Why it won, explained by Dr. David Bird, an emeritus ornithologist from McGill University, and a member of the expert panel, is that it is a
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wonderful poster child for the boreal forest, our national and provincial parks, and for climate change. It is something fresh and new, and hardy. The official recognition will take place when our Canadian government passes legislation to name the Gray Jay our national bird. In local news, in Mississippi Mills, Ken Allison reports 25 Bohemian Waxwings flew over his house Nov. 19, while the day before two Common Ravens chased a light phase Roughlegged Hawk over his yard. He has lots of Dark-eyed Juncos, plus American Tree, and White-throated Sparrows. In Carleton Place Iain Wilkes has a Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow and Carolina Wren. Ray Holland, driving into Arnprior, spotted our first Snowy Owl. Please call Lynda at 613-256-5013 or email email@example.com with bird reports.
Library update presented to Carleton Place council BY TARA GESNER
The public library in the 21st century is no longer the place of cathedral silence and strict librarians. During a meeting of Carleton Place’s policy review committee on Tuesday, Oct. 25, manager of library services Meriah Caswell provided an update to council, noting the year 2015 was very busy and very exciting for the Carleton Place Public Library (CPPL). “Thank you for having me,” she said. “I think it has been three years since I last updated council.” The CPPL board has been working very hard, formalizing policies to solidify best practices for the institution. “One of these best practices is to make sure we have a strong, open line of communication with council,” Caswell said. The CPPL’s circulation has not been higher, rising last year to 130,000 items - a nine per cent increase over 2014. “We are very proud of these numbers,” Caswell said. She noted significant areas of increase include digital materials such as eBooks and eAudiobooks, which
continue to gain in popularity with users. The CPPL has 6,016 active users, people who have used the library within the last two years. They come from Carleton Place (3,417), Beckwith (1,568), Mississippi Mills (593), Drummond/North Elmsley (159), Lanark (135) and other (144). “Our library is vastly different than it was two years ago,” Caswell said. “Several new regular programs were initiated, resulting in a vast increase in program attendance.” “We had a key retirement last year,” she continued, “and we were able to hire a person that only offers adult programs.” The CPPL boasts one of the best summer reading programs in the entire country. “Our summer reading program adds vibrancy to our community,” Caswell said, “and a ton of work goes into it.” In 2016, the TD Summer Reading Club counted 180 participants a 29 per cent rise over 2013, and the number of books read during the last three years jumped 33 per cent, totalling 1,565. “This year, the number of programs run by our library was 159, up 354 per cent since 2013,” Caswell
said, “and we had 1,025 participants.” Recent successes at the CPPL include being short-listed for the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence, which recognizes a commitment to excellence in the delivery of public library services. Caswell explained the library is being considered for it writer’s program - Carleton Place Writes. It is a series of ongoing workshops, writing challenges and seminars designed to empower and engage aspiring local writers. “We have been offering the program for the last couple of years,” she said. “This is a big deal,” the manager of library services added. “ We are very proud of it.” Earlier in the season, the Right Hon. Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife Sharon Johnston were at the CPPL to talk about Sharon’s novel, Matrons and Madams. “It was very well attended,” Caswell said, “and they charmed everyone in the room.” The CPPL board and staff have been very busy, working collaboratively to create the institution’s first strategic plan. “We created our first mission state-
ment, which is ‘Access and opportunity: We enrich and inspire our community by providing a welcoming destination where people connect to their passions’,” Caswell stated. With success comes challenge, and the CPPL has a few. Libraries are not only about books. Therefore there is an expectation from patrons for exciting, new online resources. “With our recent success...with more people coming into the library, there is an increasing demand on staff time and library hours,” Caswell said. “I have heard this from residents as well,” mayor Louis Antonakos said. The CPPL’s current hours of operation: Monday to Thursday from 1:30 to 8 p.m., Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We do not have Sunday hours,” Caswell said, “and people are asking for us to be open in the morning, which only makes sense.” Other challenges include the competitiveness of government funding and the disappearance of traditional grants. Too, unfair eBook pricing structures and poor exchange rate make keeping up with eBook demand a challenge. “There are new expectations on
our aging infrastructure,” Caswell said, “and our carpet needs replacement.” “It is disintegrating,” she continued. “Replacement quotes are quite expensive.” What is more, with 50,000 titles in the CPPL that are in a very specific order, a moving company is needed to come in and help move the books.” In the future, the CPPL is looking to update its public computers, and owing to a partnership with the National Capital Commission, offer passes to the Gatineau trail system. “We are also looking at getting Hoopla, an Internet streaming media service,” Caswell explained. Right now, there are many advantages to having a CPPL card, including downloading eBooks, audiobooks and magazines; seeing the dinosaurs at the Canadian Museum of Nature (access to museum passes); learning a new language on your phone; researching your ancestors; and getting help with your tablet. “Thank you very much for your informative presentation,” the mayor said. Coun. Brian Doucett sits on the CPPL board. The Carleton Place Public Library is located at 101 Beckwith St.
Turkeys, hams needed for community Christmas dinner in Carleton Place BY TARA GESNER
Ten years ago, Carleton Place resident Kory Earle, then the president of People First of Lanark County, was sitting in his bedroom, wondering how his organization could help the community. “The next day, I brought the idea of hosting a community Christmas dinner to the table,” he said. “The members agreed and the rest is history.” Today, Earle is the president of People First of Canada, and he is cochairing this year’s community Christmas dinner, still presented by People First of Lanark County, with Denise Legoulx. Other members of the organizing committee are as follows: Kat Earle, Kyle Earle, Carleton Place Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn, Karen Gilmore, Lloyd Morrow, Katrina O’Hara and Alice-Anne Paterson-Collinge. “New this year, our dinner has a theme - From Our Hearts to Yours,” Earle said, “and it is going to be the best event ever.” Open to the public and free of charge, the holiday feast - turkey with all the trimmings - is served up between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Dec. 25. “We are returning to the Carleton Place legion,” Earle said. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192 is located at 177 George St. The meal was previously held at the Army Navy & Air Force Club. Since its inception, the community Christmas dinner has fed more than 1,050 people - adults and children. “The event is always well received,”
Earle said, “and it would not be possible without our amazing volunteers and sponsors.” In the last decade, owing to the well intentions of businesses, organizations, residents and Carleton Place council, “we have not had to hold one fundraiser for the community Christmas dinner - to offset the costs,” he continued. Anyone in need of a hot meal, warm place to celebrate or the company of the community is invited to attend on Christmas Day. In addition to a hearty dinner, the event offers live entertainment, festive decorations and a gift for each child in attendance. “Santa Claus is stopping by between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.,” Earle said, “and we will also have fun activities for children.” Returning for another year, country queen Arlene Quinn performs from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. “I am so honoured she is coming back,” the co-chair added. Turkeys, hams needed In support of its community Christmas dinner, People First of Lanark County is currently seeking donations of hams and turkeys. “We are short,” Earle said. All food is donated, with volunteers from the community cooking, delivering and even serving the feast. Volunteers also act as greeters and help with set up and clean up. “Our wonderful volunteers, close to 25 people, work hard to ensure each guest is provided with the service, food
and warm holiday wishes they deserve,” Earle said. “Their contribution means so much.” He noted Bud’s Taxi is once again offering complimentary transportation to and from the meal. Over the previous years a representative from council has brought greetings
to dinner guests. “This year, Jerry is coming,” Earle said. More than 100 large posters have been printed with the assistance of Motion Printing. They will help spread the word about the community Christmas dinner, which is “an amazing event, cel-
ebrating the true spirit of giving at the holidays,” Earle said. For additional information about the community Christmas dinner, contact Earle at 613-451-0051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. People First of Lanark County promotes equality for all citizens.
Public Auction Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m. More than 300 vehicles presented Primary list and directions at : www.rideauauctions.com List at www.icangroup.ca
Heavy trucks, (300) light vehicles, trailers; etc. Registration of participants and vehicle inspection will be possible on December 7 between 9 am and 4pm, December 8 17 between 9am and 4pm and on December 9 18 between 9 am and 4 pm. A $500 deposit will be required immediately after the purchase of each vehicle. Vehicle pickup and complete payment including fees plus HST should be made before December 16 at Noon. Will be accepted: cash, certified cheque, Visa, MasterCard, and Interac for the $500.00 deposit and only cash, certified cheque and Interac for balance of vehicle.
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Mills is keeping Santa particularly busy, with two local appearances this year. On Saturday, Dec. 3, he’ll be in Pakenham for a ‘Christmas Sweets and Treats’ themed parade and festivities. The parade gets underway at 1 p.m. and winds up at the Stewart Community Centre at 112 MacFarlane St. During the parade, the Pakenham Civitan Club will be accepting donations of food or money to the Lanark County Food Bank - The Hunger Stop. Parade participants are asked to register by 12:30 p.m. After the parade, free hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served compliments of Greater Ottawa Realty in the community centre, where the kids can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy a free skate. On Sunday, Dec. 4, Almontonians will wait until nightfall for Santa’s arrival on Mill Street. Recently Almonte has shifted their parade start time to early evening with a start time of 5 p.m. which allows for a beautiful dem-
onstration of Christmas cheer with brightly lit floats making it an unforgettable evening holiday event. Like Pakenham, this year’s theme is ‘Christmas Sweets and Treats’, and local businesses, churches, sports and community groups are encouraged to call and register so they can add their light to this what could be Almonte’s longest parade yet. The 2nd Almonte Cubs, Scouts and Venturers will be collecting food along the parade route in support of the Lions Christmas Food Basket campaign. After the parade, the Almonte Lions Club will sponsor its annual “warm up” with hot dogs, hot chocolate and free public skating at the Almonte Community Centre. Both the Almonte Civitan Club and Lions Club are ready with awards to recognize the best use of theme, best music, best walking and the best overall float. For more information about the parades contact the Mississippi Mills recreation and culture department at 613-256-1077.
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www.almontecivitan.com • 613-256-6234
Last week to order!
Tourtieres, Date Squares & Cherry Pie Days by December 2 Tourtieres – $15 • Date Squares – $12 Cherry Pies – $12 Order yours by December 2nd
Pick-Up at Civitan Hall after 1pm on Wednesday, December 7th Place your order by: • Calling 613-256-6234 and leave a message • contacting any Civitan member • emailing us at email@example.com
New Years Eve 2016 Dinner and Dance Saturday Dec 31, 2016 Almonte Civitan Hall. • 6pm Mingle and Meet with Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres • 7pm Excellent meal by Chef Kevin and his team • 9-1 Dancing to the live music of JAX STRAW. Yes, they’re back by popular demand: Kevin, Rick, Scotty & Glen
Ticket price: $60 (HST included) - Advanced Sales only. RESERVED Seating.
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Proceeds support our many club charities, groups and individuals. Thank you for your support.
CHURCH DIRECTORY Please submit all changes for the directory to Cheryl Johnston at 613-283-3182 ext 184 or email to email@example.com
Harvest Community Church Church meets: Calvary Christian Academy, 9749 Hwy 15, Franktown When: EVERY SUNDAY AT 10:42 a.m. (Children’s service also at same time) Phone: (613) 552-1323 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.harvestcc.ca Pastor: Scott Ridenour Almonte Presbyterian Church 111 Church St. 613-256-2184 email@example.com Minister, Rev. Barry Carr Mr. George Stewart Organist and Choir Director 11:00 am – Worship Service & Sunday School Celebrating 183 years in Mississippi Mills All Welcome Holy Name of Mary St. Mary’s Parish Almonte 613-256-1034 Rev. Paul J. Gaudet SATURDAY MASS - 4:30 p.m. SUNDAY MASS - 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Children’s Liturgy, Youth Ministry, Bible Study, Prayer Circle (check website for times & programs) www.holynameofmaryparish.com Parish of Franktown-Innisville Anglican Churches The Rev. David Vavasour 613-257-1340 www.franktown-innisvilleparish.ca Sunday, December 4th St. James at 9:00 am Sunday’s Kool at 9:00 am St. John’s at 10:45 am Sunday, December 11th St. John’s 10:45 am with their Annual Tree Lighting St. James 4:00 pm for Outdoor Lessons & Carols Dress Warmly and Please Join us for Pot Luck Supper following the service. No service or Sunday’s Kool at 9:00 Sunday, December 18th St. James at 9:00 am Sunday’s Kool at 9:00 am St. John’s at 10:45 am Christmas Eve St. John’s at 6:30 pm St. James at 8:30 pm Sunday, January 1st St. James at 9:00 am No Sunday’s Kool St. John’s at 10:45 am All are Welcome!
Ashton-Munster Pastoral Charge The United Church of Canada Rev. Dr. Karen Boivin Fully Accessible ashtonmunsterchurch.ca for more information Everyone Welcome. Child Care provided.
117 Victoria St., Carleton Place 613-257-5109 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carletonplaceadventists.org Pastor: Didier Fourny SATURDAY SERViCES Sabbath School – 9:30 a.m. Divine Service – 11:00 a.m. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
Reformed Presbyterian Church Christ Centred – People Focused 273 Almonte St., Almonte SERViCES: 10 a.m. EACH SUNDAY Worship Services every Sunday at 10 a.m. 2nd services – 2 p.m. – 1st Sunday of every month 6 p.m. – 2nd thru 5th Sundays Weekly Small groups and youth group Church office 613-256-2816 website: hillsiderpc.ca Almonte United Church 106 Elgin Street, Almonte Tel: 256-1355 Rev. Mary Royal Organist & Music Director: Neil Milnes 10:30 a.m. – SUNDAY WoRSHip & Sunday School Child Care Available Website: www.almonteunited.com Email: email@example.com Office Hours: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Mon–Fri. For Transportation call the office. Zion-Memorial United Church 37 Franklin Street • 613-257-2133 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Nursery FULLY ACCESSIBLE Minister: Rev. Judith Evenden, M.Div. WARM WELCOME TO ALL!
Life today is challenging You’ve got nagging questions? That’s how most of us started. JoiN US AT ETERNAL HopE AS WE CoNTiNUE To SEEk THE ANSWERS. We have Sunday Services and Sunday School with Nursery at 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Refreshments and fellowship time after the services. And stimulating Study Groups mid week. Come and join us you will be welcome. 117 Victoria St., Carleton place For more information please call Rev. Dave Kemp, 613-257-5490. We are a Biblically faithful, Gospel sharing parish in the Anglican Church in North America. www.eternalhopechurch.org
By the river, we are growing 62 Clyde St., Almonte 613-256-1771 www.stpaulsalmonte.ca firstname.lastname@example.org Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, there is a place for you here. Sunday Services 8:00 am: BCP spoken Eucharist 10:00 am: Family Eucharist
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Cornerstone Community Church 1728 Concession 11-A, Almonte (at the round-about) Pastor Dave Moriarity 613-256-4995 SUNDAY WoRSHip 10 a.m. Ample Parking – Fully Accessible Nursery Care/Sunday School Weekly Bible Study & Prayer * Friendly Family-Centred Ministry * A Free Methodist Congregation The Lighthouse 355 Moffatt Street 613-257-4255 Pastor: Doug Anderson Email: email@example.com Sunday Services 10 a.m. Celebration Service & Children’s Church Contact us for more information Personal prayer available Tuesdays & Thursdays 12–2:30 p.m. Call or come by Contact Barb
Ottawa Valley Vineyard Church Loving God, Loving People, Having Fun When: 10:30 a.m. SUNDAY Carleton Place High School 613-257-6045 www.ottawavalleyvineyard.ca St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 28 Hawthorne Ave., Carleton Place Fr. Augustine Mendonça, 613-257-1284, 613-257-1630 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday 5 p.m. • Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Handicap Access Carleton Place Baptist Church 299 Bridge St. Carleton Place 613-257-1889 Pastor: Brian Affleck Discovery Hour 10 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. prayer & Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m. All Welcome! Handicap access www.carletonplacebaptist.ca
St. James Anglican Church “The Anglican Church in Carleton Place” 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario 613-257-3178 Website: stjamescarletonplace.org Sunday, December 4, 2016 2nd of Advent 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist 10 a.m. Sunday School Thursday, December 8 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rector The Reverend Brian Kauk organist Mr. Ralph Langtry Choir Director Patricia Grainger Fully accessible
Local dancers part of The Nutcracker on Ottawa’s big stage BY TARA GESNER
Nine dancers from Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills are gaining invaluable performance experience as they participate in The Nutcracker, presented by the Alberta Ballet Company. Ana Antonakos, Mackenzie Armitage, Brooklyn Baker, Adeline BarryCorneau, Lilian Gray, Elizabeth Moffat, Victoria Nichols, Isabelle Tosh and Claire Trickey are longtime students of the Rosemary Breman School of Dance in Carleton Place. For three decades, Rosemary Breman has seen a number of her dancers perform in The Nutcracker; however, “this is my largest group of students taking part at one time,” she told the Canadian Gazette on Friday, Nov. 25. “It guess this has become an annual event,” Breman said with a laugh. With a total of five performances, The Nutcracker runs on the Southam Hall stage of the National Arts Centre from Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 4. The girls, aged nine to 14, auditioned for the show back in October. “They have worked so hard for this,” Breman said, “and I am very proud of them.” The dance teacher already has her tickets for the matinee performance on Saturday, Dec. 3. It is a huge achievement to be in The Nutcracker, looking good on any dancer’s performance resume. Too, con-
Nine local dancers are participating in The Nutcracker, presented by the Alberta Ballet Company, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Pictured: Ana Antonakos, Mackenzie Armitage, Brooklyn Baker, Adeline Barry-Corneau, Lilian Gray, Elizabeth Moffat, Victoria Nichols, Isabelle Tosh and Claire Trickey. fidence is boosted, especially dancing in highland, jazz, modern, acro, tap and front of so many people. Southam Hall hip hop. holds just over 2,300 people. “Most of them are here at the studio four times a week,” Breman said. Dancers For the previous six years, AntonaIn addition to ballet, the girls study a kos, 13, has studied under Breman. The number of other dance styles, including Carleton Place teen is performing in
The Nutcracker for the first time, dancing as a palace page. “I am excited and nervous,” she told this newspaper. “I have never done a (professional) show before.” Armitage, 14, from Carleton Place, has been a student at Breman’s studio for eight years. Like Antonakos, this is her first performance in The Nutcracker, and she is very excited, stepping into the shoes of a solider. Twelve-year-old Baker, also from Carleton Place, is performing as a palace page. She has studied under Breman for nine years. Too, this is her first time in The Nutcracker. Carleton Place’s Tosh, 12, and Almonte’s Gray, 13, are also new to the show. “Although this is my first time in The Nutcracker, I have been dancing for nine years,” Gray said. She is performing as a soldier during the show’s upcoming run at the National Arts Centre. Tosh is also a nine-year veteran of the Rosemary Breman School of Dance. She graces the Southam Hall stage as a rat. Countless ballet companies perform The Nutcracker, primarily during the Christmas season. The Alberta Ballet Company is the country’s third largest dance troupe. Founded in 1958 by Dr. Ruth Carse, it became a professional company eight years later, in 1966. Barry-Corneau, 11, from Carleton Place, danced in The Nutcracker last year, when it was presented by Canada’s
Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Cast as a polar bear in 2015, “I play a party girl this time,” she said. Barry-Corneau has been with Breman’s studio for six years. Tickey, nine-years-old and from Carleton Place, plays a mouse in this year’s production. “I was a polar bear last time,” she said. The six-year student of Breman’s was “happy to make two friends from the Ottawa area this time around.” Moffat, 12, and Nichols, 14, both from Carleton Place, are thrilled to perform again in The Nutcracker. “I am a party boy,” Moffat said. In 2015, she was cast as an angel, and in addition to dancing, she was required to do a little bit of acting. Moffat has been with Breman’s studio for seven years. Two years ago, in 2014, the last time the Alberta Ballet Company presented The Nutcracker in Ottawa, Nichols danced. “Once again, I am playing a soldier,” she said. “It is still nerve-racking, but it is a great experience, and it is fun to meet new people.” Nichols has studied under Breman for a decade. The Nutcracker, arguably the most famous ballet ever composed, is a festive treat for the whole family. For more about the Rosemary Breman School of Dance, stop by 50 Bennett St., call 613-253-3093 or visit www. rosemarybremanschoolofdance.com.
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Carleton Place Christmas Basket program helping those in need BY TARA GESNER
Christmas can be a special or difficult time of year, and it usually depends on a person’s state of affairs. The Carleton Place Christmas Basket and Angel Tree program aims to help people in need, and it is only able to operate on the strength of longtime organizers Wayne and Lorna Drummond, along with donations of money, volunteer labour, food and toys from local individuals, businesses and groups. “We rely on the generosity of our community to keep us running, Wayne told the Canadian Gazette in a recent interview. In 2015, nearly 300 baskets were handed out to approximately 1,000 people, including 450 children and youth. Wayne explained, “All baskets include the fixings needed to make a traditional breakfast and dinner on
Dec. 25, including a turkey.” What is more, by way of angel trees, gifts are provided for residents up to 16 years of age. “The gifts received come from the suggestions given by parents when they call our request line,” Wayne said. “Angels are then created and distributed to the area businesses assisting us, he added. Wayne stressed, “This initiative is separate from the Lanark County Child and Family Services/OPP Angel Tree program.” The Carleton Place Christmas Basket and Angel Tree program request line went live on Monday, Oct. 31 and remains open until Saturday, Dec. 3. People requiring assistance within the K7C area code can call 613-257-4335 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. “All requests are kept strictly confidential,” Wayne said. With still one week to go, the need is up.
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Wayne noted, “The numbers coming in are a little higher than last year.” The Carleton Place Christmas Basket and Angel Tree program required approximately $36,000 in 2015, with some of the funds used to purchase gifts for older children. “A lot of the Angel Tree tags for those aged 14 to 16 are not picked, compared to the younger children,” Wayne said. To support the Carleton Place Christmas Basket and Angel Tree program financially, donations can be mailed to: Carleton Place Christmas Basket and Angel Tree program, 296 Gardiner Shore Rd., Carleton Place, Ont., K7C 0C4. Receipts for donations of $10 or more will be issued. Wayne and Lorna and their dedicated volunteers will distribute Christmas baskets and Angel Tree items in Carleton Place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Dec. 15.
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Connected to your community SPORTS Carleton Place Canadians avoid heart-breaking loss with over-time win The Carleton Place Canadians had to come from behind four times in Thursday’s (Nov. 24) 6-5 win on the road against the Cornwall Colts, but it was a late goal from Cornwall to level the score that almost cost the Canadians the extra point. Luckily, it didn’t take long into over-time for Connor Merkley to score the game-winning goal to ensure it wasn’t going to be a long night for Carleton Place on the first day of back-to-back games. Cornwall got off to a good start as Jeremy McFarlane cut across the crease 5:28 into the game and had room past Connor Hughes to slide the puck around the outstretched leg of the Canadians goalie. Brent Hill leveled the score with a quick shot over the shoulder of Matthew Efros on the power play before both teams struck ten seconds apart in the final three minutes of the first period. Tanner Spink scored on the power play for Cornwall before William Cullen scored his first goal with Carleton Place in his third game with the team. Cullen showed off the offensive skills he possesses that made him an attractive trade target for the Canadians as he went on to have four points in the game. The 2-2 tie didn’t last long into the second period as Dean Derouchie gave the Colts the lead for the third time in the game just 0:52 into the middle period. Geoff Kitt evened the score – scoring in back-to-back games – less than
four minutes after the Derouchie goal. Spink added his second goal of the game at 8:37, and that goal marked the end of the night for Hughes after giving up four goals on eight shots. Michael Leach came into the game to replace Hughes and he was more than adequate in relief, stopping 24 of 25 shots he faced in 31:51 of action. Carleton Place took their first lead in the game with a pair of goals in 2:19. Justin Cmunt tied the game with a wrist shot through the crowd in front of Efros, beating him over the blocker, following a face-off win from Shawn Kennedy. Matt Lombardozzi put the Canadians in front with 4:03 left in the second period with his onetimed slap shot that beat Efros from distance. The Canadians held the lead all the way to the last minute of the game, in fact there was only 0:20 let before Cornwall tied the score at 5-5. Spink sent the game to an extra period, finishing off his hat-trick by sliding a loose puck past a sprawled-out Leach after he made the initial stop. Merkley sent him and his teammates back to their hotel without expending too much energy in the overtime period, scoring just 0:28 after regulation. Merkley was uncovered at the back post and, after the pass from Cullen was tipped, he picked the up the loose puck and snapped it past Efros – allowing the Canadians to flood over the boards and onto the ice to celebrate with their assistant captain. Carleton Place stayed in Cornwall
after the game before continuing on to coming home the following Sunday to Hawkesbury for their meeting with the face the Kanata Lasers. Hawkesbury Hawks on Friday. The Canadians have another road game Notes on Dec. 2 against Smiths Falls before Carleton Place announced before
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Hughes bounces back with shutout against Hawkesbury After getting pulled from the game the night before, Connor Hughes shook it off and delivered a 39save shutout Friday night, Nov. 25, against the Hawkesbury Hawks as the Carleton Place Canadians won 3-0. The Canadians ended up getting the win on Thursday, beating the Cornwall Colts 6-5 in over-time. The momentum from the win carried over into Friday when Carleton Place continued their road trip to Hawkesbury and left with a win. The two teams played a scoreless first period and went another 16:40 into the second period before the game’s first goal. William Cullen scored the goal that broke the scoreless tie. Andrew Dodson spotted Cullen sneak in from the blue-line at the back post and fired a pass across to him. Cullen tipped the pass over the pad of Jacob Standen. Connor Hill added to the Cana-
dians lead 6:49 into the third period. Hill took the pass in the slot from Samuel Knoblauch snapped a quick shot past Standen to add to the lead. Connor Merkley added an empty net goal before the end of the game, he picked up a bouncing puck and raced in behind the defence before sliding the puck into the open net. Carleton Place began their U.S. Thanksgiving break and aren’t back in game action until Friday when they travel to face the Smiths Falls Bears before their first home game since Nov. 13 when they host the Kanata Lasers on Dec. 4. Coming up The Canadians start their week off at home, welcoming the Smiths Falls Bears Friday, Dec. 2 for a 7:30 p.m. game. Then, on Dec. 4, they’re at home again to take on the Kanata Lasers. Puck drops at 3 p.m. Submitted by Daniel Vazzoler Connected to Your Community - A/CP15 - Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – Council – Committee of the Whole (Immediately following Council) Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – Public Meeting – 2017 Budget and 2017 Water and Sewer Budget Tuesday, December 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – Council – Committee of the Whole (Immediately following Council) All meetings held in the Council Chambers (3131 Old Perth Road) unless otherwise indicated. Agendas posted to www.mississippimills.ca or subscribe to our newsfeed to have this information delivered right to your email in-box. TO SUBSCRIBE: Visit http://www.mississippimills.ca/en/news/subscribe.aspx
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CHRISTMAS WEEKEND IN MISSISSIPPI MILLS DECEMBER 2ND TO 4TH Join us for the 2016 Mississippi Mills Santa Claus Parades Our theme for both parades this year will be CHRISTMAS SWEETS AND TREATS. PAKENHAM (leaving from the Steward Community Centre) December 3rd, 2016 – 1:00 pm Road Closures in effect 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm approximately • Graham St. (Hwy 29) from Jeanie St. To Renfrew St. • Jeanie St. from MacFarlane St. to Graham St. • Renfrew St. from Graham St. to MacFarlane St. ALMONTE (leaving from the Almonte Community Centre) December 4th, 2016 – 5:00 pm Road Closures in effect 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm approximately. • Bridge Street from Martin St. to Perth St. • Mill Street from Bridge St. to Almonte St. (Hwy 49) • Ottawa St. (Hwy 49) from Martin St. to Mill St. Join us for LIGHT UP THE NIGHT IN DOWNTOWN ALMONTE Hosted by Gail Gavan, December 2nd, 2016 7:00 pm Road Closures in effect: • Lower Mill Street noon to 10:00 pm approximately • Mill Street from Bridge St. to Ottawa St. 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Approximately For more information please contact Mississippi Mills Recreation and Culture department at 613-256-1077.
2017 BUDGET – NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Please be advised that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills will be holding Public Meetings to consider the 2017 Budget and the 2017 Water and Sewer Budget. Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm Location: Council Chambers, Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PASS A BY-LAW TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills intends to pass a by-law to establish 2017 Fees and Charges for Services provided by the Municipality Council will consider this by-law at its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, ON. For more information please contact the Treasurer at 613-256-2064 ext. 262 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALMONTE BRANCH LIBRARY CLOSED NOV. 28 – DEC. 8’16 The Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch, will be closed for necessary building repair Monday, November 28 through to Thurs Dec. 8, 2016. We will re-open for regular hours of operation Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. You can return your materials at any time to the Almonte Branch “drop box” and you are welcome to call the Pakenham Branch, 613-624-5306, between 3:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. M-F, to renew your items, place holds, make inter-library loan requests or other general inquiries; or email email@example.com. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Per By-Law No. 13-56, all waste and recycle for curbside collection must be set out by 7:00 am on your collection day to guarantee pickup. All empty containers must be removed by the occupant by 9:00 pm on the day of collection. Each household can place one (1) acceptable container of waste per week for curbside collection without a tag and containers must weigh less than 16 kg (33 lbs). Any additional waste containers require a tag. Any colour of Mississippi Mills tags are still valid and can be used for the additional bags. Residents may place two (2) containers at curbside without a tag on the weeks immediately following Christmas, New Year’s and Easter. Tags can be purchased ($2 each) from: - Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road - Clayton General Store Clayton - Nicholson’s Sundries Pakenham Large Items: Mississippi Mills offers a wide variety of on-going waste management programs, all designed to help reduce waste in our environment. Currently, there are 3 Waste and Recycle Depots located within the municipality. Pakenham Depot and Howie Road Depot accept a variety of recyclable items only. The Beckwith Transfer Station is the Depot that accepts a larger stream of different waste material. Residents can redeem their mailed annual landfill passes (2) 250kg passes for the Beckwith Transfer Station - this is the only location where landfill passes can be redeemed. Passes are mailed out during the month of August each year. LOCATION:
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Engineering Services – Structure Rehabilitation Detailed Design and Tender Preparation Structure A-001 (Back Bridge) and Structure A-007 (Short Bridge) RFP #16-03
The Municipality of Mississippi Mills, hereinafter referred to as the Corporation is seeking proposals from qualified engineering firms to carry out all pre-requisite surveys, detailed engineering and working drawings, tender documents and project management necessary for the municipality to proceed with the tender and award and successful construction of required repairs to Structures A-001 and A-007 proposed for the 2018 Capital Works Program. Electronic copies of the Request for Proposal may be obtained on or after November 30, 2016, by contacting the Roads and Public Works Department at 613-256-2064 Ext. 258 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested firms are invited to submit their Proposal along with a statement of qualification in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Engineering Services – 2018 Detailed Design Back and Short Bridge (RFP # 16-03)” to Diane Smithson, CAO, 3131 Old Perth Road, RR # 2 Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0 by 1:30 p.m. local time, December 21, 2016. For further information regarding the Request for Proposal, or the assignment, please contact: Cory Smith Roads and Public Works Technologist Telephone: (613) 256-2064 x 229 Fax: (613) 256-4242 E-mail: email@example.com
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Holiday spirit The spirit of the holiday season was alive and well in Pakenham Nov. 26 for the fifth annual Pakenham Country Christmas event. Organized by the Pakenham Business and Tourism Association, activities were held throughout the village to usher in Christmas, including Breakfast with Santa at the Centennial Restaurant, make your own reindeer feed at 5 Span Feed & Seed, as well as an elf hunt at local businesses. Far left, Riley Murchie is focused as he writes his letter to Santa at the Pakenham Public School. Murchie is hoping to receive some Paw Patrol toys under the tree this year. Left, the members of the 1st Pakenham Guiding unit organized the Girl Guides Café at Pakenham Public School, where they offered refreshments, baked goods and lunch to visitors. Ashley Kulp/Metroland
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2016 Santa Claus parade gets thumbs up from residents BY TARA GESNER
Christmas came to Carleton Place on Saturday, Nov. 26, with Santa and Mrs. Claus participating in the annual Santa Claus parade. Downtown Carleton Place, the former Business Improvement Association (BIA), presented the holiday spectacle. The next day, on Nov. 27, event planner Shannon O’Neill took to social media to thank everyone who assisted in making this year’s parade a success. “I am overwhelmed and over the moon happy with the amount of support we received for last night’s Santa Claus parade,” O’Neill said. “I got the best seat in the house, directing the floats through the starting line, and the atmosphere is one I will never forget!” she added. Owing to restructuring at Downtown Carleton Place, in August it was announced the organization would utilize event planners for its events, including the Santa Claus parade. “Mother Nature co-operated,” O’Neill said, “and I saw nothing but happy faces on spectators and parade participants.” “The amount of comments and messages I have received since last night has been amazing,” she continued. “Thank you!” More than 50 entries, including floats, bands, dancers, community groups, mascots and more participated, and once again, thousands of residents and visitors lined the town’s main thoroughfare three deep. “I am seriously impressed Carleton Place!” O’Neill said. “We put on a fantastic parade!” The Downtown Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade supports the Lanark County Food Bank - The Hunger Stop and Carleton Place Christmas Basket program. More than 1,600 pounds of food was collected along the route.
The parade lasted just over one hour. The theme this year was “A Candy Land Christmas,” and participants utilized the idea and took their floats to the next level. “The amount of work that went into the floats...the lights and glitter... amazing,” O’Neill said. She took time to thank her team, including Downtown Carleton Place board chair Mark Lovell and the organization’s part-time office support Kate Murray, in addition to all volunteers, Town of Carleton Place, OPP and their auxiliary members, Community Emergency Response Volunteers (CERV), Carleton Place Desmond Devoy/Metroland & District Civitan Club and A local Tim Hortons Timbits hockey team waves to the crowd atop their more. “Seriously, I could not do this float during the annual Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade Nov. 26.
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without you,” O’Neill said. “I was my absolute pleasure to work with you on this!” “I love my community,” she added. The Downtown Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade began at Townline Road and travelled the full length of Bridge Street, before ending at the Heritage Mall on Lansdowne Avenue. Once again, parade entries were judged, with winners to be announced in the coming week. The categories are as follows: best overall entry (championship trophy); best commercial entry; best small independent business entry; best not for profit group entry; best walking entry; and best use of theme entry (certificates).
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The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop carries on its tradition of excellence in Carleton Place Three generations of the Cotnam family have helped people across the area live in comfort. President & General Manager of The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop, Andy Cotnam, along with brothers Richard and Stephen, carry on the tradition of reliable, friendly service started by their father in 1952. Now with more than 50 employees in four departments and two Ottawa locations, the Cotnam reputation continues to grow with the latest in quality fireplaces, wood stoves, barbecues and outdoor living accessories, all backed by exemplary service. A resident of Carleton Place for more than 30 years, Andy Cotnam is proud to serve the community he and his family call home. “We’re raising our family here and we are deeply committed to supporting our community, on both a personal and business level.” Dedication and dependable service has helped The Fireplace Center and Patio Shop stay the number one supplier of home comfort products in the area for three generations. “We have the widest product selection and the most experienced staff in the industry. As we head into our 65th anniversary in 2017, we want to thank our many loyal customers for their continued support. We are proud to have earned our A+ Better Business Bureau rating. We try harder and we care.” The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop is your year-round home comfort center, featuring leading brands such as Napoleon, Jotul, Hearthstone, Heatilator, Selkirk, Elmira Stove Works and Valor. Wood or gas fireplaces and pellet stoves not only conserve energy, they provide warmth, beauty and romance to any décor. “Electric fireplaces have come a long way in creating comfortable heat and a real fire effect, without the work of wood or expense of a gas installation.” The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop also features custom mantles, from traditional to contemporary, built by true craftsmen. You can even order online at www.fireplacecenter.com and have one built to your exact specifications. If you’re looking to update your furnace, Napoleon uses the
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improved life here. The shopping selection has steadily increased and our Downtown core is thriving and vibrant. We have an amazing array of great restaurants and sports facilities. “Carleton Place is a community-focused town. I prefer our Canada Day celebration over anywhere else. Our BIA has done a lot for the area and I really appreciate the town council, which has worked well to keep town alive.” The Fireplace Center and Patio Shop is a family business that takes pride in its enviable reputation and continues to provide the highest level of customer service. “We are there for you, from installing your new fireplace, stove, mantel, furnace, BBQ and awning, or providing service or spare parts for an existing appliance, you can rest assured that we have the skill, knowledge and experience.” All work is fully insured and completed by W.E.T.T certified, factory trained technicians and licensed gas fitters to ensure your safety and peace of mind. Call The Fireplace Center & Patio Shop at (613) 728-1775 or drop in to 1722 Carling Ave, in west Ottawa or 1452 Cyrville Road, Gloucester, (613) 7451273. Online at www.fireplacecenter. com
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Cooking as a family over the holidays: how can the kids help? Why not let the kids help you tackle your holiday to-dos by delegating some tasks around the kitchen? Here are some tips to keep things fun and chaos-free.
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Ask for your kids’ input as soon as you start planning your holiday meals. Show them a few recipe options and let them choose their favourite, which they’ll then need to help you prepare. Sit down together to list the ingredients you’ll need, and then head to the grocery store to pick everything up. Before you start to cook, ask your children to wash their hands and remind them not to lick their fingers while preparing food. You should also give them an apron to wear. To make sure they understand each step, read the entire recipe with them and explain the different cooking terms used.
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Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head. The stars in the bright sky, look down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing the Baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes. I love Thee, Lord Jesus; Look down from the sky, And stay by my side until morning is nigh. Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, And fit us for Heaven, to live with Thee there.
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O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth; Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ’Til he appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn; Fall on your knees; Oh, hear the angel voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! O night, O holy night, O night divine!
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the firstnoel The first Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?
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Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel. They looked up and saw a star Shining in the east, beyond them far, And to the earth it gave great light, And so it continued both day and night.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had a very shiny nose And if you ever saw it you would even say it glows. All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names, They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.
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And by the light of the same star, Three wisemen came from country far; To seek for a king was their intent, And to follow the star wherever it went.
Then one foggy Christmas eve Santa came to say: “Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you drive my sleigh tonight?” Then now the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer you’ll go down in history.”
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(Chorus) This star drew nigh to the north-west, O’er Bethlehem it took its rest, And there it did both stop and stay, Right over the place where Jesus lay. (Chorus) Then entered in those wise men three, Full reverently upon bended knee, And offered there, in His presence, Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.
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O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem Come and behold Him born, the King of Angels; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation, Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above “Glory to God In the highest”; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
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Sleigh bells ring, are you list’nin? In the lane, snow is glist’nin. A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight Walkin’ in a winter wonderland! Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird He sings a love song as we go along, Walkin’ in a winter wonderland.
Come, they told me, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, A new born King to see, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Our finest gifts we bring, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, To lay before the King, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, So to honor Him, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, When we come.
In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is Parson Brown. He’ll say “are you married?” we’ll say “no man!” But you can do the job when you’re in town. Later on – we’ll conspire as we dream by the fire, to face unafraid the plans that we made Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland!
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Little Baby, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, I am a poor boy, too, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, I have no gift to bring Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, That’s fit to give our King, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Shall I play for You, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, On my drum? Mary nodded, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, The ox and lamb kept time, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, I played my drum for Him, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, I played my best for Him, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum, Then He smiled at me, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, Me and my drum.
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What a bright time, it's the right time To rock the night away Jingle bell time is a swell time To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square, in the frosty air.
Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet Jingle around the clock Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet That's the jingle bell,That's the jingle bell, That's the jingle bell rock.
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Gifts to enjoy down to the last drop Do your friends love to toast on special occasions? Do they love sharing drinks with friends on a Friday night, or chasing away the winter blues with a mug of something warm? Here are a few drinkable gift ideas they’re sure to love.
Vanilla, caramel, peppermint, oolong, pu’erh, matcha, ginger — there’s a lot more than Earl Grey on today’s tea scene.
Whether store-bought or homemade (you’ll find tons of recipe ideas online), nothing beats a soothing mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter day.
Latté mixes, flavoured coffees, imported coffees, s ustainable brands; there’s a wide range of specialty coffees available on the market today. Give someone a bag of their favourite blend, or help them discover something new!
Great for relaxation, digestion or simply warming up, herbal teas are renowned for their many virtues. Sweet, tart or spicy — what flavours do your friends and family most enjoy? For the hops lover in your life, an assortment of locally brewed beers should do the trick.
Sparkling or flat, iced or warm, cider has the ability to make all taste buds happy — as an aperitif or for dessert, or even along with the main course!
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Whether your friends prefer wine or brandy, you can’t go wrong by giving your hosts a nice bottle to share on a special occasion. Are you looking for something unique? Why not wrap up some artisanal soft drinks, or even a few bottles of luxury sparkling water?
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Liven up your holiday party with some friendly competition When it comes to entertaining the guests at your holiday party, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics — Pictionary, charades and the like are fun and easy to play. However, if you want to try something new this year, here are some ideas to mix things up.
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Musical bingo Make bingo cards, but replace the word “bingo” with “piano” and write down the titles of Christmas carols instead of numbers. When a song that’s on your card gets drawn, you have to sing it (stick to one verse and one chorus, if you prefer) to be able to place a chip on that square in hopes of getting a “piano.” Is the song on more than one card? May the best performance win!
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Guess my resolution Have everyone anonymously write down one of their New Year’s resolutions, and then try to match each one with its author. Whoever has the most correct guesses is the winner. You can also play this game with famous quotes or expressions, as chosen by your guests. Logos Print out a variety of corporate logos — making sure to mask any visible company names — and ask players to match each one with the business it represents. You can also play this game with slogans instead of logos.
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Fun for everyone Organize a three-legged race in the snow. Have a contest to build the world’s most beautiful snowman (with toilet paper) or tallest Christmas tree (with humans). Fill an oversized Christmas stocking with different items and take turns trying to guess the contents. Fun times guaranteed!
Ten gift ideas to impress the gamer in your life Ah, video games. Is the world of consoles and controllers uncharted territory for you? If you have a gamer on your holiday shopping list, have a look at the following gift ideas for inspiration. First things first: find out what gaming platform he or she uses and make sure that the gift you choose is compatible.
4. A new console (budget permitting) 5. For a PC gamer, a gaming keyboard or mouse 6. A steering wheel for racing games 7. Extra controllers to let more friends in on the fun 8. A charging station for wireless controllers
9. Books about the video game industry 1. A gift card for a video game store, a (the history of video games or a cult prepaid game card or a subscription to game encyclopedia, for instance) an online gaming service (these unlock online multiplayer gaming and access to 10. Clothing (t-shirts, slippers, scarves) exclusive content like additional features) or other merchandise (figurines, plush toys, key chains, flash drives, beer 2. A new game (find out what they like steins, coffee mugs) related to their and ask an employee at your local favourite games or characters game store for suggestions based on that) 3. A high-quality wireless headset with microphone
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THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON IS HERE!
Gift ideas for the traveller Are you looking for the perfect gift for a wanderer at heart? Considering the wide range of useful, fun and essential gifts the world has to offer, the choice is largely yours. Here are a few ideas to please those who dream of exploring different lands, near and far. Books, practical or inspirational Some travel guides cover everything there is to know about a specific place; others focus on bike paths, restaurants or public art. Both are sure to inspire the restless traveller in your life. If you know where your favourite nomad hopes to travel to in the future, a book about their dream destination is always a sure bet. Otherwise, travel narratives, survival guides and international recipe books are good picks, as are pocket phrasebooks and bilingual dictionaries.
Accessories, useful or decorative From emergency chargers to various cam ping and photography accessories to travel knives, fanny packs, travel journals and waterproof luggage covers, there are scores of items that the world traveller in your life might enjoy. For instance, think universal adapters, luggage scales, headlamps and portable water filters. Or, why not offer a watch that shows what time it is in every time zone, a snazzy passport case or a world map that your traveller can use to show off all of the countries they’ve visited so far? Luggage, a gift card for an outdoor supply store, a pass that gives the user a discount on a particular city’s main attractions, forest survival classes, a bottle of wine from a favourite country — there are as many travel-related gift options as there are destinations on a map.
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Breakfast with Santa.................................8:30am - 10:30am Cookie Walk & Weigh..................................9:00am - 1:30pm Children’s Activities ....................................9:00am - 3:00pm Face Painting................................................... Noon - 2:00pm Dr. FourFace Extravaganza!...................... 2:00pm - 4:00pm Silent Auction ..............................................9:00am - 9:00pm Horse Drawn Wagon Rides.......9:00-10:30am & 1:00-8:30pm Fire Barrels & Snacks...................................... Noon - 8:30pm
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Hot Apple Cider.......................................... 4:30pm - 8:30pm Diego the Magician ................................... 1:00pm - 3:00pm Chili Tent ...........................11:30am-2:00pm & 4:00-6:00pm Pictures with Santa .................................... 1:00pm - 4:30pm Santa Claus Parade ................................... Starts at 11:00am Christmas with Elvis................................... 1:00pm - 4:30pm Children’s Decorated Trees..............................All December Petting Zoo................................................... 1:00pm -4:00pm
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14 Info Tent ........................................................... Noon - 5:00pm 15 Design your own Christmas Ball .Check Website for times Glass Blowing Demonstrations 16 Broomball Match......................................... Starts at 2:15pm 17 Tree Lighting Ceremony ............................ Starts at 5:00pm 18 Juice Jam...................................................... 1:00pm - 2:00pm 19 Vendor Market (United Church).................. Noon - 5:00pm 20 Adult & Youth Choir (United Church) ..... 2:00pm - 3:15pm
• Bring the family out to cheer on the Santa Claus Parade as it travels • Check out the Community Centre for activities starting at 9am down St. Lawrence Street and cheer up a child in need by donating with the Cookie Walk & Weigh and children’s activities. Clowns will an unwrapped toy, hosted by the Merrickville Volunteer Firefighters paint faces at 1pm and the Dr. Four Face Extravaganza starts at 2pm • Warm up over an open fire. Enjoy some hot chocolate, roast hot • Bid on a host of silent auction items at the Knock-Knock Shoppe. dogs and marshmallows, savor an assortment of awesome Can Christmas shopping get any easier? chili’s and sip on steamy apple cider • Drop off non-perishable food items for the Merrickville • Shop at participating merchants and fill in a ballot for a chance Lions Hamper Fund or at the Build a Mountain of Food van, to win great shopping sprees. in front of Food Town
• Cheer on the Broomball players at the rink • Marvel at Merrickville’s beautifully decorated shops and homes, while enjoying a horse-drawn wagon ride through the village • Stroll down St. Lawrence Street and take in great entertainment Renaissance Carolers, Street Juggler and Magician, and Glass Blowing Demonstrations! • Wear your favourite Christmas hat or attire to earn a “Spirit Award” button!
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