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By Ryan Steckley H.I.S.


Motorcycle season is finally here! The days are getting longer, warmer and for many enthusiasts; the motorbikes are out of storage and ready for another riding season. A motorcycle enthusiast myself, I too am excited and have been anticipating this year’s riding season. As your local Hearing Healthcare Professional, I would like to share some helpful/useful information in relation to motorcycles and hearing loss that will not only help prevent hearing loss but will also increase the pleasure in riding this season. The most common misconception with motorcycles and hearing loss is that the noise created by the loud pipes of a bike is the cause of a hearing loss. Although we can all agree, most motorcycles are loud and standing beside one will make us plug our ears, it is not the noise the bike produces that is most damaging. Often referred to as “the silent killer”, the major contributor to hearing loss in the motorcycle industry remains the “wind noise.” “Wind noise” can be described as the amount of noise turbulence produced around the head while the rider is in motion. The consequences of exposure to “wind noise” results in irreversible hearing loss damage over a period of time. I have dedicated many hours educating the motorcycle industry on the negative impact and correla-

tion of hearing loss and riding a motorcycle. I have given lectures to motorcycle clubs, set up booths at motorcycle events and shows and have met some of the most interesting people. The fact is, at least 90% of these people have all experienced symptoms of hearing loss, yet many aren’t aware of the damage that is being done. In Ontario, according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and safety (CCOHS), any sound level about 85dB is damaging over an 8 hour period. For every 3dB of sound over 85dB, the maximum permissible exposure time is restricted to half. For example, 88dB of sound is damaging over 4 hours of exposure, 91dB of sound is damaging over 2 hours of exposure, etc. This puts riding a motorcycle at huge risk of hearing loss as “wind noise” at highway speeds can measure up to 116dB! At these levels the rider is not only fatiguing physically from the excess noise exposure (commonly referred to as “noise fatigue”), but it also puts him/her into a position of needing a hearing aid later in life. If you are a rider and have ever experienced the following; ringing in ears after a day out on the road, feeling of being flush, headaches, tired, feeling of ears being “plugged”, then you have experienced signs that you have damaged your hearing. So what can

be done to prevent hearing loss while riding? Earplugs. I cannot stress the importance of wearing hearing protection while riding. There are numerous options available including foam disposables or custom fitted earplugs and can be purchased at many retail stores or hearing healthcare centres in your area. Wearing hearing protection can provide up to 32dB of noise reduction which will alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms of “noise fatigue” and most importantly prevent hearing loss. Practice these safety tips, and I am certain you will have a much more enjoyable riding season!

The most common misconception with motorcycles and hearing loss is that the noise created by the loud pipes of a bike is the cause of a hearing loss.

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ummer and fall my two favorite seasons, and this summer we all thought that it would never get here. While writing this editorial it took me down memory lane as a child in the summer. The anticipation to be out of school, and the bitter sweet good byes to friends you wouldn’t see until the new school year began in the fall. The best place to be in the summer was at our trailer on Chemong Lake located in the Kawartha’s. It wasn’t very far to drive from home but as a child it felt like forever to get there. My most favorite memories were created there. My family made friends with other seasonal regulars, and the camping then was in a place that was set up like little village. It was like home away from home, only better especially in the summer. There were so many kids that spent the summer together swimming, boating, fishing, having campfires, and roasting marshmallows. I look back at it now and Mom didn’t have things that much different than at home. She was still cooking, doing dishes in a small wash basin in the dining tent, clean-


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ing up the camp site and so forth. She never complained, she loved us and did what made us happy. Dad taught me to fish, and to drive a boat. We played baseball, cut the wood for that evening’s campfire and we would walk up to the camp store and buy an ice cream cone. At supper time he would get the old barbeque going using the charcoal briquettes, which made the best tasting hamburgers. In our article about “Staycations” you will find all the great places you can plan your family’s summer memories and fall memories. We are introducing two new regular columns called “The Beauty Spot” and “Food for Thought.” We also have our readers favorite feature “Things we Love.” Thank you for making it possible to have a third edition of Newcastle Today and we welcome all of your comments.

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Color Confused

When I’m at the salon getting my hair done, I hear the stylists talking about Semi, Demi and Permanent Hair Color. What is the difference, and how do I know what’s right for me? Hi there Color Confused, I know sometimes coloring your hair can seem very confusing. For Hair Stylists the choice between Semi, Demi and Permanent Color is quite simple. There are a few questions we ask to decide what color is best for our client. 1) Are we going lighter or darker? 2) How much gray do we need to cover? And 3) do we mind seeing a regrowth line (roots)? If we are going to lighten natural hair or need to cover 50% or more gray hair then we will use Permanent Color which contains ammonia, or NEW similar ingredients. There is a visible regrowth line as this type of color grows out! If we are staying at the clients same tone or going darker and we have less than 50% gray to get rid of we can apply a Demi Color. Demi-permanent hair color deposits the chosen color into the hair shaft without making any chemical changes to the natural hair. The absence of ammonia in demi coloring makes it unable to lighten the hair. And al-

though it won’t be able to completely cover gray hair, it will do a great job at blending grays away into natural color. With very little visible grow out Demi Color is a low maintenance hair color choice. Finally there is Semi Color or toners that wash out over a period of time usually 4 to 6 weeks, depending upon the quality of color and the porosity of your hair. Because semis have no ammonia or peroxide they will not cover gray or lighten, but they are actually very conditioning to the hair, sort of like the color that thinks it’s a conditioner! I hope this helps the next time you’re faced with a hair color choice at the salon! Pro Tip: Got chlorine or a product buildup in your hair? Sprinkle house hold baking soda into your shampoo next time and give your hair a deep clean! Do you have a question for Nicky? Send your questions to

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Did you know that many of today’s chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease are due to an undesirable inflammatory response? Contributors to this chronic inflammation are stress, lack of exercise, toxins, injury, and DIET. At a national level the consumption of health promoting food is grossly inadequate while the consumption of food that promotes a pro-inflammatory state is staggering. Some examples of

foods that perpetuate this inflammation include processed foods, wheat flour, white sugar, high fructose corn syrup, margarine/shortening, palm kernel oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, red meats, and dairy. Many of these are high in omega-6 which the body requires, however getting too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 creates a problem. The healthy ratio of omega-6:omega-3 is less then 4:1 whereas the average

The good news is that by changing our eating patterns, we can shift our make-up from a diseased state to a healthy being.

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When purchasing artisanal cheese, remember not to be deterred by price, these are cheeses created with high quality ingredients and labour intensive methods.


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The first weekend of this past June saw the 3rd Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Picton,Ontario. The largest gathering of Canadian cheesemakers with their wares on display for the public to sample. From the incredible Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar of PEI to Comox Brie from British Columbia there were over a 100 cheeses representing every province. An impressive contingent of fromageries from Quebec with such an incredible variety to sample that it made my head spin; or maybe that was the Waupoos Cider. The main event that I had come to the festival for was the Tutored Tasting class ‘Ontario Takes on the World’, a sampling of award winning Ontario cheeses that have brought our province respect among international cheesemakers and aficionados. I have to admit I expected to see 7 different cheddars on my plate but to my surprise only one traditional cheddar was to be found, a 5 year old from Black River. Rounding out the plate was a fresh creamy Burrata from Quality Cheese in Vaughn; Brigitte a sheep milk cheese made by Best Baa Dairy of Fergus; Nosy Goat of Camelot from Upper Canada Cheese in Jordan Station; Handegg, a rustic Swiss style

from Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese; Azzuro di Buffala, a blue cheese made from water buffalo milk by Glengarry Fine Cheese in Lancaster; and Tania, a sheep’s milk cheese made by Mariposa Dairy of Lindsay. The quality of these cheeses was undeniable and even though I have never been a fan of goat cheese the Nosy Goat of Camelot has changed my mind. I will also be searching out the Tania Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve from Mariposa Dairy next time I’m in Lindsay. Sadly you won’t find many of these cheeses on your supermarket shelf. As many of the cheeses are small batch artisanal creations you will only find them at cheese boutiques and gourmet food markets, or at the production site. That being said watch the deli counter at your local market as many Ontario cheesemakers are producing some of their products in quantities that allow for regional distribution. Of course a road trip to any of these Ontario cheesemakers is a great staycation. Gourmet markets and cheese boutiques will also have a variety of artisanal Ontario cheeses which would make a great cheese plate for your next party. When purchasing artisanal cheese, remember not to be deterred by price, Continues on page 12


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these are cheeses created with high quality ingredients and labour intensive methods. Also keep in mind that a high quality artisanal cheese is more satiating in smaller quantities because the flavour is richer and more complex so a little goes a long way. More of the food dollars you spend on Ontario artisanal cheeses will support the local agricultural economy and its counterparts, compared to the factory made national brands. Only buy what you

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It’s more common for people to plan their summer holidays comprised of day trips in their local area. This idea has become more popular in the recent years as costs to travel have increased, and disposable income has decreased. Job loss and other financial hardships can be a contributing factor. Rather than spending more money than necessary, and the time it takes to travel many people are finding all the fun and relaxation is right in their back yard. If you live in Clarington you are a very lucky resident. We have so many activities for families to enjoy and in this article we are going to cover almost everything you can do. Consider it your personal Staycation planner. When you are planning your Staycation treat it like a travelling vacation. Get out a calendar and


decide as a family when and where you are going. Set a budget just as you normally would and plan out the daily activities including the budget for food. Unlike a travelling vacation you can pack a picnic with your family as there is several places you can stop and eat while out. If you and your family consider yourself thrill seekers you can experience Tree Top Trekking at the Ganaraska Forest. We were honored to experience the adventure first hand hosted by General Manager and Marketing Manager Mike Stiell. Deciding to go climbing was something I was very nervous about. You see I don’t like to climb a ladder with more than three steps on it, and I understood there were courses as high as 70 feet off the ground. Tree Top Trekking is situated on 10 acres within the 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest. From

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If you and your family consider yourself thrill seekers you can experience Tree Top Trekking at the Ganaraska Forest.

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The Ganaraska location is proud of their claim to fame as they have the most challenging course Timberwolf.

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Newcastle it only took us 15 minutes to get there but it seems as though you are miles and miles away. At the clubhouse you are secured in a harness and helmet before heading up to the forest. Walking through the beautiful path to the orientation spot I kept asking myself why would someone so terrified of height’s actually want to do this and I felt my heart begin to beat louder and faster. I was sure Mike and Katelyn (my photographer) noticed and were just being polite in not saying anything. Each climber is required to go through a twenty minute interactive orientation so you understand how to use the equipment, and show you are able to pull yourself up. Tree Top Trekking offers six courses from beginner to expert. They include zip lines, aerial games, log bridges, hammock nets, cable traverses and so much more. We sat down with Mike to learn what to expect from being a climber at Tree Top Trekking. “Each course is on a graduated system, and the guide will watch to see how comfortable each climber is with each game before they move on to the next course.” “Each course is challenged by choice, and we like when a climber’s push their limit’s if they choose”. “There are different levels of guides, and all of our staff start out as ground guide and work their way up to an aerial guide, and then a rescue guide.” “So if there is a climber that is really having difficulty the rescue guide can either tow them out of the course or lower them to the ground.” “There is also a lead guide on every shift, to oversee all of the other guides. The Ganaraska location is proud of their claim to fame as they have the most challenging course namely the Timberwolf. This course boasts some of the hardest and highest games in Ontario. Many climbers that enjoy

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this extreme challenge will travel to the Ganaraska location just to say they experienced and completed Timberwolf. Contacting the park in advance to reserve your adventure ensures you won’t be disappointed. If you are planning a larger group of people contact a couple of weeks in advance as there are options in the packages available. They also offer different packages which include season passes which are good for all the parks, day passes are used where you purchased them. There are school rates, camping group rates, and a comprehensive corporate team building program. The park will also host birthday parties and can arrange catering too if your group requires. Planning your “Staycation” with Tree Top Trekking you can make a day of it. On the weekends there is also an outfitter from Maple Crecent Farms that host horseback riding as a combined package with Tree Top Trekking. Pack a lunch, bring your camera and make your memories. And yes, I did conquer my fear of heights. For more information contact Tree Top Trekking at 1-855-280-0900 1-905-797-2000

Clarington has amazing bike trails that connect all of our Communities and there are many spots that are bike friendly. If you are a family looking for adventure you can take the water trail path. Have a safe ride by being prepared. Check your bike for functioning brakes, correct air pressure, tire pump, lights, and reflector lights. And don’t forget the helmets. We also have well groomed hiking trails that are well marked and mapped. Orono offers a trail through Crown land that covers about 30 kilometers of hiking and mountain biking trails. If you enter at the Taunton Road end you can view the information about the trail at the Wilmot Creek Outdoor Education Centre. Newcastle also offers lake front trails that lead to the Samuel Wilmot Trails. There is also the memorial forest sponsored and planted by the Lions Club. Fishing is also favorite activity in Clarington and we have first-rate trout and salmon fishing. There are creeks, and marshes just begging for you to throw your line in, and of course there are many easy access points to Lake Ontario. Don’t forget to bring a picnic and be sure of having all the necessary tackle, and equipment including sunscreen

and bug spray. Some of the local fish include Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout can be found in creeks in the fall and in Lake Ontario all year. Chinook salmon can be found in our creeks from August to October. Coho Salmon is found in our creeks in the fall also. Although the best time to catch them is from June to August. Lake Trout is found in Lake Ontario close to the shoreline in late fall. We also have Pan fish, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Largemouth Bass….happy fishing. Our rich and luscious agriculture has been a gift to our area. We are blessed to have the opportunity to visit, shop and learn at our interactive farms. We have local fruit and vegetable growers that have been providing our area and surrounding areas with farm fresh and locally grown produce for generations. There are activities available to you and your family from summer to fall which include haunted mazes, old fashioned donuts and apple pressing. There are pumpkin patches, pick your own, and wagon rides. You can learn more about what is available through Clarington Tourism which is open to us year round. www.

We are blessed to have the opportunity to visit, shop and learn at our interactive farms.

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What’s an outfit without the accessories. All us girls love them. Find these at Cactus Clothing Company in Bowmanville. Four legged plush for your four legged friends. For the love of all these characters. Find them at Pet Value in Newcastle.

Long boards are something cool. We love that Jakes in Bowmanville makes it easy for us to find them.

We love how Dermalogica has you covered. For a effective and complete skin care line find it at HystHAIRia Salon and Spa in Newcastle.

Cuff bracelets in many colours and designs. We love the edgy design and how it compliments any outfit. Find them at Heritage Clothing Boutique in Bowmanville. Fresh baked goods and custom image cakes. We love the look, the scrumptious smell, and you will too at Foodland in Newcastle.


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Ray-Ban sunglasses are always in style no matter the season. We love them. Find them at Newcastle Eye Care.

Lightweight and flexible watering hose. We love how easy it is to carry around and how compact it is. Find it at Rona in Newcastle.

Resolution class with a room full of motivated women. We love the energy. Find this at Curves in Newcastle.

The only outdoor patio in Newcastle, we love it!

We love to dance. FunDance Fitness Fuzion teaches Ballroom and Latin. You can learn in a group or in private.

We love that seniors in our community have their own special day. Find seniors day advertised at Shoppers Drug Mart. Contact Lorie for the scents of the Season. We love it when our house smells like we baked all day.

Truameel - This works at the source of the pain. It is effective in muscle pain, joint pain, and bruising . We love it because it doesn’t have a strong unpleasant odor and it’s a great alternative to conventional pain medication. Find it at Brown & Brown Family Chiropractic.

We LOVE everything homemade, like this homemade soup, scone and harvest salad. Of course the dressing is homemade too. The perfect lunch, find it at Dee’s Harvest Table.

Furniture isn’t made like this anymore. A mixture of solid mahogany and veener from the late 1930’s early 40’s. We love this because of the heirloom quality. Find your finish at Gentle Hands Restoration. Summer/Fall 2013

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Buying a home is one of the largest investments most Canadians will make. We hear it all the time. These seasonal maintenance tips provided by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation will not only help protect your investment, they can also save you thousands in replacement costs, provide a cost savings on utilities and better overall living conditions for you and your family. Some maintenance should be performed on a regular basis, such as making sure your air vents, in and out, are clear of debris and regularly checking your house for safety hazards. For a comprehensive checklist visit the CMHA website at: Tips recommended by CMHA Summer Maintenance Checklist

□ M  onitor your basement humidity and maintain humidity below 60% □  Clean or replace air-conditioning and ventilation system filters if necessary □  Check basement pipes for condensation and, if necessary, take action such as reducing humidity and, or insulate your cold water pipes □  Check that your basement floor drain has water and refill if necessary □  Deep clean your carpets and rugs □  Vacuum your bathroom fan grille □  Disconnect and clean the duct to your

clothes dryer and the exterior vent hood □ C  heck exterior wood siding and trim for signs of deterioration, clean and repair or replace where necessary □  Check for smooth functioning of windows and doors, and lubricate if required. □  Inspect caulking and weather stripping around all windows and doors, replace if needed □  Sand and touch up paint on windows and doors □  Remove any plants or roots that contact your siding or brick. Check for overhanging tree branches that may need to be removed. □  From the ground, check the condition of your roof and note any sagging or shingles that may need to be replaced. □  Repair driveway, walkways and damaged steps

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Better overall living conditions for you and your family.

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North American diet is as high as 25:1. This unhealthy imbalance greatly increases the body’s pro-inflammatory state thus increasing the risk of the above mentioned chronic diseases. The good news is that by changing our eating patterns, we can shift our make-up from a diseased state to a healthy being. The first thing we need to do is to dramatically reduce or eliminate the previously mentioned foods and increase our fruit and vegetable intake. The average meal should be 75% vegetables and 25% protein. Then add in foods that are high in omega-3s such as salmon, sardines/herring, black cod, flax seed, and hemp seed. Anoth-

er option is to take a fish oil supplement with vitamin E. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, bok choy, broccoli, and cauliflower are full of vitamins and phytochemicals that help fight chronic disease. The nightshade vegetables like potatoes and eggplant should be minimized due to their pro-inflammatory properties. Spices that also fight disease include ginger, turmeric, garlic, cilantro, and cinnamon. Finally, a good multivitamin, CoQ10, and glucosamine are also all great additions. If you would like more advice on how to improve your health through diet contact Brown and Brown Family Chiropractic.

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Buying or selling? Mortgage up for Renewal? Questions regarding your existing Mortgage? Switch your mortgage with no fees? Should I redo my mortgage with the great rates available now? Maybe it is time for a Mortgage Check-Up!

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SANDY COCKBURN, AMP Mortgage Agent Lic# M08001887 • 67 Old Kingston Road, Ajax

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Allin’s Orchard & Country Market

Buying or selling your home can be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. At Royal Service Realty we provide the highest possible level of professional service combined with a friendly, personal approach. We are committed to treating each and every client like royalty. Our experience and expertise will make your transition a smooth one. We invite you to visit our location, or give us a call - but be prepared to be treated royally!

“We’re ‘ALL IN’ it for the apples” Irene and Brian welcome you to the orchard, a family farm for over 50 years. Open from mid-August until the end of December They can also be found at many different farmers markets including Oshawa, Gravenhurst, Lindsay, Peterborough & Newcastle. Allin’s produces 26 varieties of apples including half a dozen heritage varieties and four varieties of pears. We also grow peaches & cream and yellow sweet corn, tomatoes, five kinds of squash, fall ornamentals, and more. You will also find jams, honey, syrups, cider, apple butter, fudge, assorted tarts, and more available in store.

Janice Parish Broker of Record

905-987-1033 118 King Ave. E. Newcastle ROYAL SERVICE! ROYAL RESULTS!

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On your way to cottage country, please visit us at... 3479 Concession Rd. 3 Newcastle, On


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Painting Kitchen Cabinets

By Darlene Blades

I have always lived my life by the motto “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. New isn’t always better.


Golden Oak Cupboards are passé and lately a lot of people are updating their kitchens with the bright, modern, clean look of painted cabinets. Replacing or refacing your kitchen cabinets can cost an arm and a leg. Are you really getting a better kitchen than you have now? Look at the construction of the cabinets and doors. I have always lived my life by the motto “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. New isn’t always better. We have seen some incredible transformations. A new backsplash and countertop helps too if the kitchen is really dated. Some kitchens are almost unrecognizable with painted doors, new backsplash and new countertops. This is

a whole lot cheaper than replacing a new kitchen. Sometimes we work together with cabinet makers and customers can incorporate a new pantry into an existing kitchen or a set of pot drawers. Gentle Hands Restoration has been painting kitchen cabinet doors and drawers for about nine years. Here are our procedures: • We pick up the doors and drawers after the customer has removed all of the hardware. • We ask that the customer number all of the doors. • Doors have memories and like to go back in the same spot.

Competitive pricing with a gentle touch...

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Why Reface or Replace when painting can transform your Kitchen. Let us paint your doors and drawers.....

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The Solution to

Long Term

Weight Loss By Catherine Peterson, Certified PTS, Certified NWS


How many diets have you tried only to ‘throw in the towel’ within a few weeks? How many gyms have you joined and found you lost the motivation to show up after the first month? You are not alone. Nearly 85% of women who join a gym or start a diet fail within a few weeks. We all know that we need to eat a balanced diet and we know that regular exercise is a part of a healthy lifestyle, yet we fail to stick with it. Effective weight loss should be looked at with a “3-legged stool’

approach: 1.Exercise 2.Meal Planning 3.Coaching. Combining all three components provides the foundation and support you need for long term success. So, what kind of exercise is required? What does meal planning look like? What is a coach?


Strength training is crucial while losing weight to maintain metabolically active muscle mass. Even at rest, one pound of muscle burns up to 50 calories per day. With

Many long term dieters still have the ‘eat less, weigh less’ mentality and this is why so many fail.

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To Say

I am dedicated and committed to the community and want to make my place in Newcastle permanent.



Dear Clients and Friends, The past three years have been exciting since I became part of the Newcastle community. Providing residents and businesses with accounting and tax services has been such a pleasure, allowing me the opportunity to meet and be welcomed by so many people. During this busy time my involvement as treasurer on the Clarington Board of Trade has given me further insight into what a vibrant part Newcastle plays in the thriving Municipality of Clarington. I am dedicated and committed to the community and want to make my place in Newcastle permanent. I want to share the exciting news of our move to our own building still within the heart of Newcastle. We will be moving just down the street from

our currently leased location, to 225 King Avenue East. Watch for our renovations to the small bungalow over the summer. My dedicated work crew will be made up of my dad, my husband and my two children. It will be business as usual over the summer but we will be officially moving and open for business at the new location September 3. We will continue our commitment to providing you with quality financial services with personalized care for many years to come. With warm regards, Leslie Ray

R We offer many professional services which can be tailored to address diverse financial needs: n n n n n n n

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Auditing Accounting B u s i n e s s s tA rt u p personAl tAxes c o r p o r At e t A x e s e s tAt e t A x e s B o o k k e e p i n g s e rv i c e s i n c l u d i n g p Ay r o l l And Hst

We are moving and look forward to serving our present and future clients at our new location. We are right across from the Esso Station, look for our sign. See you at our new location September 1st.


Over one million Canadians have a hearing related disability Statistics Canada

Could you be one of them?

TAKE THE TEST 1. Do you have trouble following conversations when two or more people are talking at the same time? 2. Do people complain that you turn the TV volume up too high? 3. Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy background? 4. Do people you talk to seem to mumble (or not speak clearly)?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, you could have hearing loss.

Call us today. We can help!

Port Hope - 118 Walton Street


Newcastle - #3 - 97 King Ave., East

905-446-HEAR (4327)

Hear Better. Live Life. Many people are aware that their hearing has deteriorated but are reluctant to seek help. Perhaps they don’t want to acknowledge the problem, are embarrassed by what they see as a weakness, or believe that they can “get by” without using a hearing aid. And, unfortunately, too many wait

Welcome to Sound Hearing Solutions years, even decades, before getting treatment. But time and again, research demonstrates the considerable negative social, psychological, cognitive and health effects of untreated hearing loss... with far-reaching implications that go well beyond hearing alone. Studies have linked untreated hearing loss to: • Irritability, negativism and anger • f atigue, tension, stress and depression •a  voidance or withdrawal from social situations

• impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks • reduced job performance and earning power Hearing loss is not just an ailment of old age. It can strike at any time and any age, even childhood. If you think you or a loved one suffers from hearing loss, don’t delay another day. Visit us in Newcastle or Port Hope and take the first step toward a world of better hearing. For more information visit and

Newcastle and Port Hope’s Full Time Hearing Centre • Hearing Testing • All Make Hearing Aid Service • Virtually Invisible Hearing Aids • Custom Ear Plugs

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Let your smile Steve Bruno DD Provided by Dentsply Canada

Too many people believe that dentures are good for 20 years. This couldn’t be further from the truth.


If you have been wearing the same dental prosthesis for more than five years without having it checked by your denturist, you are running unnecessary risks. Too many people believe that dentures are good for 20 years. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The removable prosthesis is made of a hard, rigid material. Your face, mouth and jaw, on the other, change over the years. Because it cannot adapt to these changes and because artificial teeth wear down with time, prosthesis cannot do it’s job effectively for more than about five years. This reality can have devastating

consequences that are often invisible and imperceptible to the wearer of a wornout denture. Here is a short list of the most harmful possible effects suffered by wearers of prosthesis more than five years old. Dentures that are too old can make you look older than you are: Dentures grow old faster than you do. When you don’t have teeth, your gums have shrunk and your denture has pulled back onto your mouth. This creates the “sunken” look around your mouth. Continues on page 30

Steve Bruno, DD Denture Specialist

Free Consultations & House Calls Available Evening & Weekend Hours Emergency Appointments Fabrication of Complete & Partial Dentures Same Day Relines & Repairs

Implant Support Dentures Soft Comfort Liners Insurance Plans Accepted

Our primary objective is to offer patients comfort and ease while educating them on their denture and post care instruction. My staff and I stand ready to work with you and appreciate any opportunity to assist our community in a reason to smile!

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Your Community Hardware & Lumber Store

John and his team would like to say thank you for your continued support. Our expansion can take you from start to finish in all of your home renovation projects. We pride ourselves on knowing our customers, providing personal service and we prepare ourselves to know the answers. We appreciate our customers so much we have decided to celebrate you for an entire month

AUGUST IS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION MONTH. COME IN A SAVE 10% ON YOUR ENTIRE ORDER OVER $25. *not to be combined with any other offers.

Railway Tracks North

NEW Toronto Street

Mill Street


Highway 2

Old Rona

Turn Right on to Toronto Street (Across from the 401 east on ramp)

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• When we get the doors and drawers back to the shop, we wash them thoroughly with tsp and rinse them thoroughly. • Then we fill any holes. • We only paint one side of a door at a time, and we have days that the cupboards rest and we do nothing to them. • Occassionally, we find contaminants on the doors even after they have been washed with TSP and rinsed. These doors would have to be sanded down to bare wood and started again. • If oak doors are very open grained, we

paint them heavily in the beginning to fill the sink-holes. • A lot of customers opt to paint their own carcasses, while we are doing their doors. If, on the other hand, their lives are busy and they need a capable person to paint their carcasses for them, we would recommend Jill and Mitch from “Back to Life Furniture”. Jill and Mitch also offer a takedown/reinstall service. • Once the doors are finished and have set for a couple of days, we wrap them in packages and return them to the homeowners to be reinstalled. Newcastle hosts several events all year long. There is bowling in the basement of the Town Hall, festivals and more. To learn all that is available visit the Village of Newcastle website.

On our

10 year Anniversary we would like to say thank you to all of our patients for your continued support.

275 Toronto Street, Newcastle Mill St. south off the 401

905.987.4560 Local delivery available.

STORE HOURS: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open Holidays 9-5

Dr. Karl Lee & Dr. Nora Teo Optometrists


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Dentures that are too old can actually change who you really are: They can keep you from laughing, or smiling. Maybe, you put your hand in front of your mouth in case your dentures have slipped. Dentures that are too old can cause

or aggravate health problems Known problems include chronic bad breath, sore spots, jaw pain, speech difficulties and a host of dietary problems. This is only a partial list. Fortunately, advancements is oral implantology are to the point that it can very satisfactorily remedy the major problems that result in loose dentures.

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An implant is an abutment (support) made of titanium, which has the property of adhering permanently to bony tissue. The investment in your quality of life is tax deductible, and therefore more affordable than it might seem at first glance. Speak to your denturist to find out if implants are right for you.

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traditional diets, up to 33% of weight loss is in the form of muscle. Strength training revs our metabolism and provides shape and tone to our bodies. Cardiovascular training is just as important. Not only does it burn excess calories and fat, this form of exercise keeps our heart, lungs and organs healthy. Flexibility and stretching are essential to maintain joint integrity and to ensure muscles are effectively extend-

ed after strength training to avoid stiffness. At Curves, our 30-minute circuit provides these three elements to ensure you receive a full body workout in only half an hour.

Meal Planning:

It is important to ensure you receive enough calories, especially the ‘right kind’ of calories while dieting. Many long term dieters still have the ‘eat less, weigh less’ mentality and this is why so many fail. Severe calorie reduction causes our

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metabolism to slow which results in a weight loss plateau. A small percentage of women do lose weight with this method and do reach their goal weight, however, they are condemned to a strict low calorie diet for the rest of their lives in order to maintain their weight loss. Gradually increasing one’s metabolism back to a normal 2,000 calorie a day diet means you will never have to diet again! The Curves Complete online meal plan is simple to follow and includes delicious options to fit into any lifestyle. Your personalized menu calculates calories for you! Printable shopping lists and recipes make meal planning fast and easy!


‘A coach is someone who makes you do the things you

don’t want to do and see the things you don’t want to see in order to become the person you want to be!’ The motivation and accountability that your coach provides is what sets Curves Complete apart from any other weight loss program. The coaches at Curves are certified through Cleveland Clinic and have taken courses in Behaviour Modification, Exercise and Nutrition. Your coach will meet with you one-on-one each week to discuss your diet and exercise progress and to help you overcome any obstacles you may face. You’re not alone! To meet with a Certified Curves Complete Coach for a free no obligation consultation call 905-987-1223. You deserve to be happy and healthy!


YOUR TRUSTED SMALL TOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD PHARMACY. Serving the Newcastle, Bowmanville, Orono, Newtonville and surrounding communities.

We offer free compliance pack preparation and delivery services. Please speak to one of our pharmacy team members.

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1 King Ave. E. Newcastle • (905) 987-0000 • Fax (905) 987-4015 • Summer/Fall 2013

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Written by Mr. Samuel Alcorn September 20, 1919 First local manager at the Standard Bank, now the Canadian Bank of Commerce in the Village of Newcastle.

Clinic needed to save hundreds of pets

Pet overpopulation in the Durham Region is a crisis with hundreds of kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs being sent to the region’s animal control facilities every few months, never to come back out. Spay and neuter is the only humane answer. Sterilizing animals means fewer unwanted animals being born and a better chance for existing animals to be adopted out. Currently, Durham does not have any local low-cost spay and neuter options available for pet owners or animal rescue groups.

SPAY NEUTER INITIATIVES is a local registered charity partnered with the OSPCA to raise money to open a high volume spay neuter clinic in Durham Region. SNI is developing high-volume spay/neuter programs that will be openly accessible to all citizens of Durham Region. SNI is looking for volunteers and donors to help bring awareness and fundraising to this URGENTLY NEEDED clinic. More than one organization is needed to solve this crisis in Durham Region.


If your business is interested in making a difference in this community and bringing exposure to your company, there is no better way than to fund this clinic that will be used by thousands in Durham and surrounding areas.

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