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Life After the Track

Retired Thoroughbreds Find a Second Career

Well-Schooled At Albert College

An Apple a Day - By the Glass

Apple Cider has Made its Comeback

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In tHis Issue A Cornucopia of Hiking Biking & Walking Trails by Hazel Lloyst


Life after the Track by Joanna Becket Retired Thoroughbreds Find a Second Career



Heirloom Tomatoes Grown on the Vine by Cynthia Peters An Apple a day – by the Glass by Veronica Leonard Apple Cider Has Made its Comeback

Well-Schooled by Kerry Lorimer At Albert College



Downtown Belleville by Mike Malachowski Loft Living by Design by Kerry Lorimer



Juicy Burgers with a Side of Music by Lawrence Cornett



In Prince Edward County

For the Love of Wine and Dogs by Pauline Joicey Winery Dogs of Prince Edward County



Everything is ‘Special’ at the Gables by Cheryl Mumford Compassionate Support by Janet Jarrell At the End of Life’s Journey



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Crisp air, crunchy apples, changing colours. The unmistakable signs of the fall season. Drinking apple cider won’t give the crunch we like from our apples, but it does give the refreshing taste. Apple cider is growing more and more popular and one of the largest in the Province is right here in Prince Edward County. County Cider is making a big splash in this industry and well worth a visit. Every time I drive by the stunning structure that is Albert College I’m always curious about how it came into existence. What is the history and what is the current status. I had an opportunity to see part of it a few years ago after the Holiday Home Tour as participants on the tour are invited to the College for tea, apple cider and cookies. The entrance is majestic leading directly to a very large impressive chapel. The students led us to the dining room that looks like it would fit in a Harry Potter movie. In this issue we’ve taken a look at downtown loft living. The lifestyle and convenience of living where you work are only a couple of the reasons more people are choosing loft living. Living in a building 100 – 200 years old with the original brick and stone walls, exposed wood beams and heating ducts add greatly to the warm and character of a home. Who doesn’t love a big juicy burger! When I moved to this area in 2007, The Acoustic Grill hamburger topped with blue cheese and sweet potato fries on the side became my guilty pleasure. The talented and big name musicians playing on the tiny stage added considerably to this. The burger at the Barley Room Pub has become another guilty pleasure. It’s only recently that I discovered what a great burger they make and what I had been missing. The Barley Room Pub is like a Cheers bar ‘where everyone knows your name’. Pop in on a Thursday or Friday night around 5:30, and immediately you’re in conversation with friends. The music is highly entertaining and adds to the camaraderie. In my summer publisher message I said I wanted to do more…more biking, blading, kayaking and just ‘hanging out’ with new friends and old friends. I’m happy to say it was great summer of doing just that and more, and the fall promises to be even better. I hope it will be for you too. The trails, the trees, the bounty of the harvest all come alive this time of year. We are blessed to have it at our doorstop. Enjoy the season.

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A Cornucopia of

Hiking Biking & Walking Trails By Hazel Lloyst

The word ‘cornucopia’ is emblematic of abundance and we who live in the Quinte area and Prince Edward County are truly blessed with an abundance of hiking, biking and walking trails. It would take many, many seasons to discover and enjoy the Quinte Conservation region, which encompasses over 6,000 square kilometres of trails. With just over 20 conservation areas, and additional trails within Quinte West, this area offers an overflowing ‘horn of plenty’ for hikers, bikers and walkers. I can’t possibly mention all of the wonderful trails available to us but of note are the Parrott Riverfront Trail, Kiwanis and Bayshore Trail, Riverside Park, Quinte Conservation Area, Sandbanks Provincial Park, Vanderwater Park, Massassauga Point 10


Conservation Area and Point Petre Provincial Wildlife Area. There are so many others yet to discover or to visit again and again; H.R. Frink Centre, O’Hara Mill Conservation Area, MacCaulay Mountain, and Sager Conservation Area. The list goes on and on...cornucopia indeed. As a kid growing up in the area, my two brothers and I would hop on our bikes and set out on a day of discovery. One of our favourite spots was Lazier’s Dam within Riverside Park where we would spend the day exploring and swimming. Over the past fifty years, Riverside Park has been completely transformed into a wonderful area complete with walking trails, picnic areas, a skateboard park and a huge playground.

Every trail has a story to tell, a gift to impart and a memory to savour. My favourite spots include the Quinte Conservation Area, Sandbanks, Vanderwater Park and Massassauga Point. Some of my most memorable early morning walks are at the Quinte Conservation Area located at 2061 Old Highway 2 in Belleville, just west of Loyalist-Wallbridge Road at the mouth of Potter’s Creek. With the dew still hanging from spider webs created throughout the night, this area is a natural work of art. ‘Trails wind through this former farm, past fragrant orchards, open meadows and scenic woodlands.’ A black lab I was dog sitting and a German Shepherd belonging to a friend have accompanied my trips. Dogs, with their carefree spirit, continually remind us of just how magnificent nature truly is. They love the ‘pooch path’ loop, which has been created especially for them. Another great place to take a dog is to the Sandbanks Provincial Park. Dogs bring along a sense of adventure and Sandbanks, with its extensive dune systems and endless sand beaches, is beautiful year round. The birding, flora and fauna found here is

Every trail has

a story to tell, a gift to impart and a memory to savour exceptional. The park is located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. Vanderwater Conservation is located 3 miles east of Thomasburg off of Highway 37, at 512 Vanderwater Road. This beautiful spot is located along the banks of the Moira River and ‘the water cascades over a series of limestone steps.’ It is a lovely tranquil spot to spend the day hiking. I first learned to cross-country ski in this area, so I highly recommend the trails in the wintertime as well. ‘The 15 km of trails explore a wide range of natural environments from mature cedar forests in the low lying areas to hardwood and coniferous forests that cover the slopes and high ground.’ Massassauga Point has long been a favourite. Many a fun baseball game and barbeque with friends have been enjoyed at this park back in the 80’s. Raising a young family and spending the day enjoying a picnic lunch and walking the trails while the little ones ventured into the water on the flat rock shoreline was both enjoyable and economical. This area still remains a favourite for families. ‘A project is currently underway to rehabilitate the COUNTY & QUINTE LIVING AUTUMN 2011


had entered the Prince Edward County South Shore provincial wildlife area, which is dominated by dogwoods and red cedars. ‘If you can reach the interior of this lovely wildlife area and its associated wetlands, former pastures and sparse woodlands, it is a place apart.’ Over 300 species of birds, mostly migrant, have been recorded there, including threatened species. Instead of taking the long way around, you can get there by taking County Road 24 (a paved road) located a half hour drive from Belleville.

PREVIOUS: Milford Pond - Photo by Terry Sprague. Vanderwater Conservation - Courtesy Quinte Conservation. Sandbanks Provincial Park – Photo by Terry Sprague. Quinte Conservation Area - Courtesy Quinte Conservation Belleville Riverfront Trail. ABOVE: Belleville Riverfront Trail. Vanderwater Conservation - Courtesy Quinte Conservation. Several quotes courtesy of Quinte Conservation.

globally rare Bur Oak Savannah. This rehabilitation will also return some of the unique and very important Alvar and prairie species, such as Prairie Smoke and Early Buttercup.’ During a recent ‘horn trip’ trip in the County in search of Pt. Petre Lighthouse, a wrong turn put us on Army Reserve Road, a gravel one lane road complete with a necessary stop to let stray goats cross the road in front of us. ‘Side roads leading to the lake are reserved only for the brave at heart.’ I would love to go back and mountain bike in this area. Unbeknownst to us, we

A wealth of information and brochures are available outlining all of the trails within the region. A good starting point would be the Guide to Conservation Areas in the Quinte Region at, which includes information for the Quinte, Prince Edward, Moira and Napanee regions. The Quinte West Trails & Recreation Guide can be accessed at www. and the Eastern Ontario Recreational Trail Map can be found at For a great day of hiking, biking and walking; pack a picnic lunch, camera, a first aid kit, lots of liquid refreshments, a map of the area you plan to visit, compass or GPS and your cell phone. Don’t forget to take along your sense of adventure, as you just never know where you might end up. CQL

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Life after

the track

Retired thoroughbreds find a second career

Story and Photography by Joanna Becket





PREVIOUS: John Lathangue with Howie’s Officer, the family’s LongRun thoroughbred foster horse. Now in retraining at a stable in Stouffville, Ontario, Howie is waiting to be adopted. ABOVE: Lathangue with Devil Valentine (Val), a 13-year old Woodbine Stakes winner the family adopted from the LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society. PAGE 18: Lathangue at work while Kate, the family’s 21-year-old thoroughbred stands by.


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“A retired racehorse needs to learn how to John Lathangue has made it his mission to save the lives of former racehorses. Lathangue, a retired OPP inspector, and his wife Lynn, keep two ex-racehorses of their own from the LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society on their 60-acre farm north of Belleville. Thousands of racehorses in North America are retired every year. Some are just past their prime or have had career-ending injuries. LongRun is an Ontario-based registered charity committed to finding new homes and careers for retired thoroughbreds that would otherwise be euthanized or sent to slaughter, their meat shipped to markets in Europe, Asia, and Quebec. Lathangue not only owns and boards LongRun horses, he also volunteers, acting as a guardian to adopted thoroughbreds in eastern Ontario from Kingston to Brockville. “A thoroughbred is known for its great heart and bravery,” says Lathangue enthusiastically. “They’re obviously bred to run. That’s what the breed is, they’re racehorses. But the beauty of a thoroughbred is it can be more than just a racehorse.” With time, patience and the right schooling, these horses can be retrained for successful new careers as jumpers, eventers, or as dressage, riding or companion horses.

Many of these racehorses are big stakes winners and have done well for their owners. Because thoroughbreds can live well into their 20s, Lathangue and the team at LongRun are working hard to ensure they have healthy and productive lives once their racing days are over. The LongRun program generally makes about 40 successful adoptions a year in Ontario. It all began with a horse called Dewey (Undue Influence), the family’s first LongRun horse. “He had the greatest personality of any horse we’ve ever known,” says Lathangue. “He could have been a greeter at Walmart.” Dewey’s sudden death three years ago at age 17, led to the Lathangue’s adoption of two other LongRun horses: Devil Valentine (Val), and Rare Friends (Beckham), both Woodbine stakes winners. There was also Howie’s Officer, a LongRun foster horse they boarded for close to a year until his chance for adoption came up last May. Adopting a retired thoroughbred takes a long-term commitment. Sheri Van Sickle is the adoption coordinator for LongRun, which is located at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack. Owners donate their retired thoroughbreds to the LongRun program, and it’s

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look for in them is awareness of the horse’s greatness. Whether or not they have vast experience with horses is not the issue.” “Thoroughbreds have big souls,” she adds. “We have more to learn from them than they do from us. They’re 100 per cent heart and they’ll give it all away to you.” Van Sickle’s job to match potential adopters with the right LongRun horse. The goal is to find the horse a home for life. “A retired racehorse needs to learn how to be a horse again,” says Van Sickle. “Our thoroughbreds have to make enormous adjustments from their life at the track where they thrive on the strict routine and all the attention they get, to a life after racing. There will be challenges in the transitioning process, but there are also rich rewards.” “Adopters usually hear about LongRun by word of mouth,” explains Van Sickle. “People learn about us from our current adopters, through our website, or through our alternative community programs such as WindReach Farm, a therapeutic riding program for the disabled in Ashburn, Ontario.” To determine a good match, she explains, “We give the horse time for a fair assessment. Then we build a wish list for them. What I tell potential adopters is, ‘The horse picks you.’ What I

Once the adoption process is complete, volunteers follow up every six months for the first two years to ensure the horse is adjusting well to its new situation. Lathangue currently acts as guardian to four thoroughbreds. The key question to ask, he says, is, “Does the horse look happy? You can always tell when a horse is happy.” The Lathangues agree their experience with LongRun has been positive on all fronts. They’ve spent their lives around horses and at LongRun, they’ve found community with like-minded people dedicated to making a difference in the lives of these thoroughbreds. “This is our way of giving back,” explains Lathangue. Asked if he would ever sell either of his LongRun thoroughbreds, Lathangue doesn’t hesitate. “No, they’re both lifers,” he says with certainty. To find out more about the LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, go to: or call Morgan at: 416-675-3993, ext. 3440. CQL

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Tomatoes Heirloom



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Travelling down the country roads in Prince Edward County’s wine region, one can see rolling acres of grape vines bursting with fruit ready for harvest. The same visual can also be seen at a quaint organic farm near Milford, called Vicki’s Veggies. These vines bear a different kind of fruit though, heirloom tomatoes. Tim Noxon and Vicki Emlaw have been growing tomatoes for 10 years. With more than 3000 heirloom tomato plants, they have cultivated a new approach to growing these tasty sweet morsels. Heirloom tomatoes have grown in popularity over recent years. Their distinctive flavours, sizes and colours make them a favorite on many restaurant and family tables. As a way to grow and harvest a higher volume and quality of fruit, Vicki’s Veggies have employed traditional methods of our local grape growers. With acres of staked rows, the seedlings are forced to grow on rope that is secured up and down each side creating a support called “Basket weaving”. This allows for easy access to pruning and harvesting. This method also allows more energy to go directly to the fruit and increases the amount of 22


sunlight to the plant. Air can also circulate more freely around the plant, which is helpful during wet periods, decreasing the chance of fungus. As each plant grows, the branches are clipped to the strings, creating a wall of vines, similar to grapes in a vineyard. With the tomatoes far from the soil, bruising and blemishes are also kept to a minimum. Pickers are happier with this method, as the fruit can be easily harvested. With more than 280 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, it’s a taste extravaganza at Vicki’s Veggies, one of the largest heirloom tomato farms in the province and winner of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. If we are lucky, we will be able to enjoy an extended season this year. They grow a number of the plants in large cold frames. So cheers to Aunt Ruby’s German green tomatoes, Burpee Supersteak and Yellow Pear cherry tomatoes…. just a few of my favourites. But who can really choose, they all taste great! CQL

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Customers on the patio restaurant at County Cider Company & Winery in Waupoos, Prince Edward County, linger over their glasses, enjoying the cool dry cider and the view of orchards sloping down to Prince Edward Bay. Jenifer Dean, the cider and wine producer, describes this as the face of the company they want customers to remember when they purchase their cider in restaurants or at the LCBO. Back in 1995 when Grant Howes started the company, he produced 600 litres of cider, which he sold from the sun porch of his farmhouse. It was a value added product from his apple orchards. If he made $100 a day, he was happy. Last year, County Cider produced 160,000 litres sold at over a hundred bars and restaurants from Hamilton to Ottawa and the LCBO. Thirteen different kinds of apples go into both their original County Premium Cider, and the Waupoos Draft and Premium Cider. In addition to the local Ida Red, Spartan, Russets and Northern Spy apples, County Cider now grows a number of specialty European cider apples with delightful names like Brown Snout, Dabinett, Binet Rouge, Arlington Mill, Tremlett’s Bitter, Kingston Black and Michelin. These are grafted onto size reducing rootstock that mature within four years producing five times the yield per acre as traditional orchards. The County’s climate and soil is ideal for growing apples. Some 26


of its orchards have roots which reach down through the centuries to the arrival of cider-loving United Empire Loyalists who were known to consume a barrel a week per family. The County even had its own version of Johnny Appleseed, in a peddler by the familiar name of Wallbridge who brought in apple trees from the US and planted them around the County. County apple growers are facing stiff competition from third world countries for the fruit and juice concentrate market and so many orchards are being ripped up to plant grapevines and other crops. County Cider is bucking the trend with 4000 newly grafted trees ready to transplant. They are discontinuing their Fool on the Hill line of wines and concentrating solely on cider. In addition to regular cider, they also produce Peach cider and Feral cider, which includes wild raspberries and cranberries and a non-alcoholic cider, and their ice cider is very popular with people who find ice wines too sweet. Last year they gambled on a brand new product from Carriage House Cooperage of Wellington. “Pete Bradford and Marla Cameron drove up with these new CHOA barrels they had made with staves of cherry, hickory, oak and ash. The barrels had such a wonderful nose we had to buy two.” Dean recalls. They aged their ice cider in the CHOA barrels for a year as an experiment and it paid off at the 2011 Great Lakes International

Cider and Perry competition in Grand Rapids Michigan, the largest cider competition outside of the United Kingdom. Their Waupous Premium Cider took a bronze, the Feral Cider took silver, and the big winner was the Barrel Aged Ice Cider that won gold in the intensified cider and spirits category and was named Best in Show for the whole event. For a long time, County Cider Company was the only Ontario cidery but others have been starting up near Adolphustown and north of Toronto in the last few years and this summer the Ontario Craft Cider Association was formed. The demand for cider is steadily growing and County Cider is leading the way.

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Well-Schooled At Albert College By Kerry Lorimer



“The key is making sure that the student is exposed to everything, so that they have as many interests to choose from as possible,”


enior students at Albert College have no intention of hitting the books during their first week back to school. The classrooms will be empty at Canada’s oldest co-educational independent boarding school, a defining landmark in Belleville. Instead of notebooks and pens, their backpacks will be stuffed with play clothes, a toothbrush, and bug spray. After a long bus ride, they will arrive in Algonquin Park where they’ll spend a few days in the woods, getting to know their classmates and teachers. The annual team-building retreat is mandatory for the small group of 170 kids in grades seven through to 12. “It’s a great way to start,” says Dan Manning, a local day student in grade 11 who helped organize the event. “It’s an opportunity to meet everyone and that’s exciting because many of them live in different countries and have different perspectives.” This summer, he and his twin sister Laura used Skype to meet with other members of the Orientation Camp Committee from their homes around the world. They arranged details and created a schedule of cooperative games and outdoor activities like canoeing, rock climbing and hiking. The northern Ontario adventure is all about empowering kids to physically and mentally overcome new challenges outside the classroom. Adventure is one of the five A’s that the school has always lived by. The obvious A is Academics, given that virtually 100% of Albert grads are accepted into universities. But the idea is that academics aren’t everything. There’s also emphasis on Athletics, Arts, and Active Citizenship. “The key is making sure that the student is exposed to everything, so that

they have as many interests to choose from as possible,” says Keith Stansfield, Head of School. The Orientation Camp will be the first impression of Canada for some of the 90 boarders who come from over 20 nations. “It was difficult,” recalls Vivian Xu, a grade-12 student, on leaving her home in Jiangsu, China for the first time last year. “Now it feels very good to be back, meeting old and new friends.” She’s looking forward to returning to camp where she first formed friendships. Like many boarding students and their parents, Vivian chose the College, “because of its long history and strong local community.” Founded as the Belleville Seminary in 1857 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, Albert College was a secondary school offering a classical and commercial education. When it received its university charter in 1866, the school was renamed Albert University in honour of Prince Albert, the Royal Consort to Queen Victoria. University degrees in the arts, engineering, theology and music were awarded there until the Canadian Methodist Union in 1884. In fact, the first woman in Canada to graduate with a university degree studied at the College, as women at that time had the rare opportunity to achieve degrees in Literature and Liberal Arts. Originally, Albert College was located on what is now College Street East, but it was partially destroyed by fire in the spring of 1917. Almost a decade later in 1926, the beautiful building on Dundas By Street West opened. Its neo-Gothic style was designed by Alfred COUNTY & QUINTE LIVING AUTUMN 2011


The community enjoys the College when it opens for public events like the Autumn Arts Concert, annual Schewfelt Lecture Series, and Quinte Arts Council’s Holiday Home Tour. Dan and Laura Manning’s great grandfather went to Albert College in 1903 so the twins, like many students, have historical ties to the school. The annual team-building retreat in northern Ontario is all about empowering kids to physically and mentally overcome new challenges outside the classroom. Adventure is one of the five A’s that the school has always lived by.

Chapman, architect of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Knox College at the University of Toronto, and Havergal College. At the centre of the College, the Memorial Chapel is rich with stained glass windows and detailed wood paneling, adding solemnity to weekly Chapel services that honour all religious traditions. Ackerman Hall, the dining room where students eat, could be mistaken for Hogwarts School, straight from the pages of Harry Potter books. The main campus now includes a modern Junior School, constructed in 2003, where a complete elementary day program is offered. Last September, a Pre-Kindergarten program was added and Junior and Senior Kindergarten extended to full-time. Located in the Early Primary Learning Centre, the new class brings the number of preschoolers through to grade six students up to 130. While the College has the advantages of being a small school, it still boasts a choir of more than 60 students and all the sports teams of a large school. “The only way we can do that is

by having every child involved in every aspect of the program,” explains Keith. “No one can get lost or fall through the cracks because every student feels integral to our success.” Jan Manning believes that her twins are well rounded because of the school’s commitment to looking at the whole child. “The teachers bend over backwards for each individual child,” says Jan. “They help them find their passion and then do everything they can to encourage it.” When Dan and Laura joined the College in grade seven, no one could have imagined that Laura would be singing solos in chapel and Dan would be actively involved in drama. “It’s getting them ready for life,” says Kent Manning, their father. Long after graduation, the students will still be united through school spirit and fond memories of the fun they had at Orientation Camp. No matter where you’re from or how old you are, you’re friends with everyone,” says Laura. “It’s a family.” CQL


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County & Quinte Living was pleased to donate a unique silent auction item for the Rotary Loves Kids event this past summer…an opportunity for an individual to place an article on any topic, other than advertorial, in the fall edition. Mike Malachowski was the winning bidder and chose to write about downtown Belleville and the changes taking place. This summer, my girl friend and I joined a group of friends attending a street dance in downtown Belleville. Within minutes of arriving, we were swept up in a wonderful feeling of well being that the whole crowd shared. It was a beautiful summer night in a lovely historic setting, with music in the air, amongst friends, neighbours and fellow citizens. It was a perfect moment of community and I realized that we were experiencing a very palpable expression of the revitalization that is underway in our downtown. The vision for this downtown community was developed by the citizens of Belleville over many years, through numerous sessions of community engagement and dialogue and finally, expressed in detail in a Master Plan Document that was presented in 2006. When one reviews all that has happened in the downtown over the past 20 years, and line it up with the Master Plan, it becomes clear that we have been making steady progress toward our goals for a vibrant downtown.



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We have been making steady progress toward our goals for a vibrant downtown. Now, something with the potential to be trans-formative is happening. It seems that a vibrant, unique, residential community is now emerging. People are moving back downtown. They are creative and progressive; they are artsy entrepreneurs. They are retirees, young professionals and empty nesters. Seeking to spend more time doing the things in life they enjoy, they are resettling in the downtown core to make their home in this historic, scenic setting along the river and waterfront that is in fact the original site for the Village of Belleville. Downtown living creates more time for leisure with less property to maintain. People are finding it to be a healthier, greener, more sustainable lifestyle. There is more time for recreational amenities like the riverfront and waterfront trails and the yacht club. The Farmers Market is open three days a week offering fresh, locally grown food. There are restaurants, cafes, and patios throughout the downtown where one can drop in to eat, relax, and bump into friends. The library, theatres and various arts and entertainment venues are all within walking distance. 34


By choosing to live in this vibrant district, among the historic downtown architecture, and by converting, and re-developing unused, obsolete space into the highest “practical” residential use, they are grafting into the roots of the original community, creating a new era for the downtown. The downtown, according to the Belleville Official Plan, comprises an area that extends from Sydney Street on the West to Charles Street on the east and from the waterfront on the south to the memorial park along the Moira in the north. Within this territory we see a housing stock that spans 200 years of history. Everything from the well-appointed seniors suites in the Quinte Living Centre and Eden Place retirement residences, to a growing number of fabulous loft apartments in century buildings with 14 foot ceilings and 10 foot windows over-looking the downtown and riverfront. There are the quaint, modest apartments on the second and third floors above many of the downtown stores that provide comfortable and affordable living space to students and others on fixed income. There is a newly built exclusive town home project near Meyers Pier that has been selling fast; clear evidence indeed that there is a demand for high quality housing in the right location.

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Overall the experience is a combination of a myriad of cultural, social, and economic activities that occur daily as people converge on the downtown. The growth and development of this residential community plays a major role in downtown Belleville’s revitalization, and more - its renaissance. CQL

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“There’s comfort in holding on to history and adding a new chapter, particularly downtown where things are always changing.” “Are you going to be alright?” friends and family would ask, cringing at the thought of living in downtown Belleville. That was four years ago when the couple moved into their historic loft on Front Street. Since then, concern and pity have turned to envy for the couple’s airy abode, dreamed up within the building’s old bones. A few visitors have been so enamored with the factory-toloft conversion that they’ve even moved into the neighbourhood. “It’s becoming re-inhabited with people like us who are looking for an environment where you can create your own space,” says the owner of the building and its long-standing store. Previously occupied by a furrier, the industrial building had been converted into second and third floor rental apartments by the couple over the last two decades. When their kids had 38


grown, they decided to reinvent the two top floor units into one 2,200 square foot loft for themselves. Like many empty nesters, they were ready to shed the sameness of suburban life and the responsibilities that come with owning a house. “The loft lifestyle is a lot simpler,” he says of not having to cut grass and blow snow. “You just shut the door and go.” Their sleek two-bedroom redesign with 14-foot ceilings is softened by original craftsmanship from the mid-nineteenth century, creating an eclectic mix of new and old. “I have great architectural interest in the original windows, limestone, bricks, and hardwood floors,” he explains. “Those raw ingredients are in the buildings already so you’re only recapturing what’s there and focusing on it.” The couple’s contemporary take on the past

LEFT: Elegant leather couches and Zen furniture were purchased for the minimalist space. The owner’s friends in India made the African wood cabinetry in the kitchen and then shipped it to Belleville. Blue antique ‘poison bottles,’ once used in an old pharmacy that operated out of the main floor, were salvaged from the basement and given new life in the framework between the living and dining rooms. Reclaimed tin was used for the backsplash with traces of paint left on to embrace the beauty of imperfections.

reflects their individuality and provides a creative outlet for it. Just below is the vibrant city centre with restaurants, library, theatre and the waterfront trail. The gentrification of former manufacturing sectors is common enough. Urban renewal initiatives like the Distillery District in Toronto are breathing life into economically depressed and deserted areas. What’s interesting about the redevelopment of Belleville’s downtown is the growing number of live/work lofts. “It’s a throw back to what it used to be,” observes the owner, when buildings housed both a resident and their business. In the 1850s, lofts were intended for manufacturers to live among tools and workers, often crammed together. Now business owners are starting to understand once again that there’s a great opportunity

for return on investment if they were to live and work there. The concept made sense for Jesus Estevez and Erin ThomasEstevez, another couple with a shop on Front Street. When the condo/loft above ‘Thomas Estevez Design’ recently became available, they jumped at the chance to move everything under one roof and eliminate their daily commute. “Instead of driving, we spend quality time together,” she says, “and we save money on gasoline.” Erin and Jesus downsized from a big house in Valencia, Spain where they owned three jewelry stores. “We were baroque then,” she laughs, “We’ve decided to be more minimalist now and it’s a much better lifestyle for us.” The loft is 1,500 square feet but feels larger with 17-foot ceilings and large paned windows along the front and back. “We’ve watched COUNTY & QUINTE LIVING AUTUMN 2011




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By Lawrence Cornett Photography by Marc Polidoro It’s 8 p.m and The Acoustic Grill in Picton rocks with new band Archie Busker. The faces are friendly; like former ‘local’ Jake, who flies in from Saskatchewan to sit at the bar. I order The Acoustic Jam, the burger they’re known for, from ever-present owner Steve Purtelle. Steve has just celebrated five successful years combining a mix of locally sourced food with roots music and Indie rock. He has attracted 25 Canadian Juno Award winners to “the smallest but coolest stage in Prince Edward County.” Yes, the stage is small, but the restaurant in the former 1917 feed mill will seat over 60. Purtelle’s policy from the start was to develop a pub atmosphere with live music and make it a home for singer-songwriters. The artists themselves respond by telling other performers how much they love the place. They always get an appreciative audience because Steve knows what his regulars want. “I have a list on my desk of musicians I’d like to get, always being in talks with them is part of the process.” He says there are different groups of regulars; some are burger regulars, others are music regulars who come for featured performers like Garnet Rogers, Fred Eaglesmith, Barney Bentall, and in October, Stephen Fearing of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, then Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster. The “Best Burger in Town” is described on the website and in the newsletter as ‘handcrafted fresh daily with six ounces of Lynn Leavitt’s 100% hormone free, naturally raised Angus beef on a Pastry House bakery bun with Hagerman’s lettuce and tomato, red onion, horseradish mayo, corn salsa, caramelized onion.’ Added toppings are blue or Black River cheddar cheese, bacon and a deep fried pickle. Top this off with a side of mandolin cut homemade potato chips or sweet potato fries and your favorite beer of choice. It’s worthy of a standing ovation. 46


Just outside Picton, at the roundabout, another juicy, succulent burger awaits in the Barley Room Pub at The Waring House Inn. Eight ounces of extra lean Limousin beef from Enright Cattle Company, a local farm specializing in vegetable fed, hormonefree meat, is served atop a halved pretzel bun. The burger is topped with lettuce, tomato and onion. Additional topping choices include Swiss or blue cheese, Black River mozzarella or cheddar, as well as avocado, jalapeños, friend onions and bacon. Waring House executive chef, Luis de Sousa, oversees the preparation of meals for the Barley Room Pub. He has spent ten years building an impressive roster of local food suppliers, in keeping with owners Chris and Norah Rogers’ commitment to the farming heritage of the region. If the occasion calls for a drink other than wine or spirits, there is County cider and twelve beers on tap, including a number from Barley Days Brewery, located right across the street. The Barley Room has also been serving up a generous amount of live music for over fifteen years. Five nights a week, there is an offering of jazz, folk, pop and Celtic blues and this music, combined with the setting and food, has helped make this a popular gathering place in the County. “We have always been a stage for the many talented local musicians,” says Norah Rogers. “Jams” are a regular happening at the pub – every Thursday night Mark Despault and local councilor Alec Lunn host an open mic “Kitchen Party” and local sensation, The Reasons, often invite feature artists to join them onstage. The Barley Room stage is also host to musicians from across Canada, talents like Morgan Davis, Carl Dixon, Bill Bourne, Ken Hamm and Tom Leighton. So who’s got the best burger in Prince Edward County with music on the side? You’ll experience the best at both The Barley Room Pub and The Acoustic Grill. CQL

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Long before Prince Edward County became a Designated Viticulture Area, dogs were working in the winery, vineyard and tasting room. For years, many dogs have patrolled vineyards warding off invaders who would feast on the grapes. In California, for example, breeds such as the Maremma Sheepdog, an Italian breed, is used to guard sheep from wolves, protecting the flocks that some wineries use to control weeds. When the sheep are moved out of the vineyard in the spring (otherwise they would eat the vine leaves), they go to more remote pastures where the Anatolian Shepherd Dog, a Turkish breed, is used to protect the sheep from bears. Most of the County’s winery dogs have a more sophisticated role; they are the official meeters-and-greeters and each does it in their own unique way.

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Long Dog Vineyard and Winery - Bella First on the job at Long Dog Vineyard and Winery, is Bella. As the name of the winery suggests, Bella is a Dachshund; in fact, she is a Standard Wirehaired Dachshund. The Dachshund is an ‘earth dog’, a terrier. In the early days it was used for hunting underground, and more recently for tracking game. Bella has another important role in the vineyard. She will sample the odd berry when she believes that they are ripe and she alerts James when the Pinot Noir is ready to harvest.



Keint-he Winery & Vineyards - Higgins At Keint-he Winery & Vineyards, Higgins, named after a character in the television series Magnum PI, is very enthusiastic about his job. The Boxer dog is friendly, fond of children, and much more playful then its somewhat ‘puzzled’ expression would suggest. It is thought that the breed derives its name from the way it uses its front paws when playing. As Higgins greets his guests, he likes to entice them into a game of tug-o-war.


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Just like there are hybrid varieties of vines, there are hybrid dogs. One such breed is the Golden doodle, a first generation cross of a Golden Retriever and Poodle. Pinot and Riesling are three year old Golden doodles at Hillier Creek Estates. Although they are brothers, they have different personalities. Pinot is the most outgoing, but both enjoy greeting new clients at the winery. They are the ‘official greeters’ and are known to wear black bowties for wedding ceremonies held at the winery.


The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery - Kiltie Kiltie, a Scottish Terrier at The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery, takes a different approach. If he feels it is time for the winery to be open, he will gladly welcome customers. However, if he thinks they should be closed, he is a good, although small, guard dog. Despite its wee build and short legs, ‘Scotties’ are very active and surprisingly agile. Their temperament is keen, as might be expected of a dog that is very much a Terrier.

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Charlie, at Stanners Vineyard, is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Bred to retrieve in the ocean, it is very powerful for its size. Retrievers have strong webbed feet and a dense waterproof undercoat. Duffy, Charlie’s predecessor, would play on the lakeshore where his fox-like look and colour would trick the geese into thinking he was, in fact, a fox and they would come close to shore to harass him. If a hunter were to ‘bag’ a goose, the retrieve part would kick in. Charlie prefers his job at the vineyard, patrolling the property for pests, as well as, taking time out to play with his best buddy, Oliver, a black Labrador Retriever.

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Redtail Vineyard - Skeeter Although the owners at Redtail Vineyard have two Japanese Akita Dogs, the honorary winery dog position is held by Skeeter, a terrier mix. When her family is away, Skeeter likes to lounge in the winery and lick the knees of anyone who will let her. She is also very adept at a high-five. Some of the County’s winery dogs even have their own labels. In memory of Otto, Long Dog featured him on the label of their 2007 “OTTO” Reserva Pinot Noir. Further, the silhouette of a Dachshund is part of their corporate image. A sketch of Pinot and Riesling from Hiller Creek Estates graces the label of the 2010 Gamay Nouveau and they appear on a collection box, proceeds from which support the Humane Society of Canada.


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Yes, a far more sophisticated role these winery dogs have. When you visit the wineries of Prince Edward County enjoy each and every meet and greet. CQL


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When Dieter Ernst left Hamburg, Brighton acquired an outstanding food establishment, one of a very few listed in the prestigious “Where to Eat in Canada.” Dieter, who is the talented chef and co-owner of The Gables Fine Dining European Cuisine, began his career at age 15 as a baker in Hamburg, Germany. He acquired his formal chefs training at Hamburg’s 5-star establishment, The Atlantic. Subsequently, he worked at many outstanding fine dining venues including the Sherwood Inn in Muskoka, the cruise ship Vista Fjord and even the famous Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. But it was in Hamburg, just over thirty years ago, through the fortunate hand of fate, that Dieter met Kirsten on a blind date. They dated only two weeks and Kirsten continued her travels, a few months later Dieter travelled to Canada to be with Kirsten where her family operated the Brighton Marina. In 1996, Dieter and Kirsten purchased The Gables property. They spent a stressful six months renovating but succeeded in opening in early ‘97. Dieter is in charge of food preparation, with Kirsten overseeing just about everything else including the bar, food service, housekeeping, bookkeeping, and snow removal. In the summer, she cultivates an extensive herb garden as well as a large tomato patch. Dieter is passionate about cooking from scratch. He says, “You won’t find any mysterious powders in my kitchen. It’s real food, with gluten-free soups and sauces, all prepared without flour. If it’s tomato soup, then that’s what you get, not some gooey paste you could put on the wall.” 56


The menu selections are kept to a manageable size, precisely to ensure that everything can be prepared from scratch. “If a food establishment is advertising ‘the largest menu’, you can be sure it’s not freshly-prepared food,” says Dieter. He notes a restaurant is something you just have to keep working on. There’s a honeymoon period when it first opens, when people come to see what’s there. But then you just have to keep plugging away. The menu changes seasonally adding roast duck, for instance, in the winter months, but generally Dieter finds it is his customers who dictate the traditional menu choices. “If there’s no wiener schnitzel, I get complaints. Others come frequently just for steaks, not even opening the menu to see if anything new has been added.” There are no specialties. “Everything is good and so are the portions. No one ever leaves hungry. The plates come out of the kitchen looking amazing, and they always go back empty,” Kirsten says. In addition to wonderful food, The Gables also offers a generous wine and beverage list, served in elegant surroundings, enhanced by carefully chosen original artworks and wonderful garden views. Brighton is indeed fortunate to have such an amazing dining establishment, one that keeps the Quinte area residents returning and also draws visitors from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and other locales. Many dinner guests break their trip along highway 401 with a fine meal at The Gables, or make the restaurant a gathering place for special get-togethers with distant family and friends. The Gables Fine Dining European Cuisine, 14 Division Street North, Brighton 613.475.5565 CQL

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at the End of Life’s Journey By Janet Jarrell

As I began to explore hospice care with a neighbour of mine, memories of my own experiences began to flood in; sponging the mouth of my great aunt, reading her favourite poetry to her, and the gentle touch of the nurse when it was time. I also clearly remembered the time when I was present as my father was facing his end of life. As I recounted my experiences, me the interviewer doing all of the talking, I paused and realized that I was really being listened to. Across from me was Bonnie Delaney, Executive Director for Hospice Quinte and a true face of compassion. She said, “The patients I have been involved with have taught me so much about grief.”

Long time County resident Bob Norton now knows the benefits of hospice care. His wife, Debbie, was admitted to a residential hospice facility in Cambridge Ontario at her end of life journey, and Bob was witness to the compassionate care of hospice. When Bob learned that Hospice Prince Edward was establishing a residential hospice in the County, he was so inspired by the care Debbie received, he committed to donate $100,000 to the project in her memory. The Rotary Club of Picton is also in support of this project and is committed to helping Hospice Prince Edward build this facility which would offer families in the area an alternative to hospital care for terminally ill patients.

The Belleville area had the first freestanding residential hospice centre in Ontario. Hospice Quinte has grown to over 125 volunteers participating in an excellent home care program. Bonnie is well aware of the exhaustion with home care, both physically and emotionally, and that is where hospice comes in.

Health professionals are more than aware of the benefits and the services hospice has to offer someone who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and those patients are encouraged to get hospice involved as soon as possible. Furthermore, although hospice is partially funded through the Local Health Integration Network, approximately 70% of the operating budget comes from donations and fundraising in the local communities.

With the right care for both the patient and the family, with support and the needed medical equipment, the patient can live at home in comfort. That is what hospice is about, says Bonnie, “care for the living”. Nancy Parks, Executive Director Hospice Prince Edward, agrees. Of paramount, “we must provide support for the patient and the caregiver.” Hospice care is confidential and quiet. She says, “We are a death denying society, there is much educating to be done.” Anticipatory grief begins with the diagnoses, and hospice is there to provide the much needed grief and bereavement support while also acting as an advocate for the family. At times it is true that unless people need hospice services, they are generally unaware of hospice and all that it can do. The overall cost of allowing people to live at home is 50% less than if they were in hospital, and once diagnosed, people just want to go home, to the comfort of their own familiar surroundings. 58


Referrals for hospice care come from the Community Care Access Centre, Community Nursing Agencies, Physicians, Clergy, family members, friends and even the patient themselves. Anyone can make a referral. Hospice provides active and compassionate care to the terminally ill in our community, primarily providing comfort measures to the patient, particularly with pain and symptom management. They are trained to identify which services are required, the equipment and supplies needed and the support and companionship necessary in an effort to improve their quality of life. Often, the right services and equipment provided in the home can prevent the patient from being admitted to the hospital. All of the hospice services are provided free of charge.

Who are hospice volunteers? What do they do?

Many of the volunteers come from people who have used hospice services in the past. Hospice has professional staff on hand to provide training for all of the volunteers. This training covers everything from what to expect, philosophies, advance directives, basic nursing techniques and body mechanics. When the training is complete, the volunteer then decides in what capacity they can best serve hospice.

“It takes the dedication of many people to coordinate hospice care.” Another story, from Bonnie, tells of a man diagnosed with cancer who was in the care of hospice and he had a wish. He wished that he could paint. The volunteer coordinator knew of someone that could help, a volunteer who also was a painter. The match was made and the patient had his wish fulfilled. This, too, is hospice.

The volunteers are carefully matched to ensure that the needs of the patient and family involved are being met while at the same time remaining a gentle presence. Hospice Quinte acknowledges “It takes the dedication of many people to coordinate hospice care.” Nancy tells of a retired gentleman, ‘John’, who worked in the financial sector. He learned about hospice care, decided to become a volunteer and went through the training. In the end, he wasn’t sure just what he had to offer hospice patients. One such patient receiving hospice care was advised by her physician to ‘get her affairs in order’. What did that mean? Wills, estate law, funeral arrangements. She was overwhelmed and asked the volunteers if they knew what she was to do. John was asked to assist the patient, and he soon realized how his many years of experience working within the financial sector could now help people with these end of life decisions. This is hospice. Nancy tells of another local, facing a terminal illness which prevents her from travelling. A close family relative is to be married on the East Coast of Canada. It is the wish of the patient to see the wedding. Hospice steps in and arranges for a big screen TV which is donated by a local business and with the help of many volunteers, and Skype, the patient experiences this unforgettable life moment. This is hospice.

Deborah Kimmett is an author and humorous motivational speaker. After the death of her father, Deborah took a course on palliative care and she then reflected on how she could best contribute to hospice. She was approached by hospice to teach the communication piece of the training for the volunteers. “There was just something missing in the way we communicated,” she says. She teaches that there is comfort in talking about life’s journey and death openly. “In caring for a loved one, there are not too many places for you to put your grief. It just gets swallowed up by the mechanics of caring for your patient.” Hospice can help care for the caregiver. It knows care giving can be exhausting and it is there to provide support and help alleviate some of the stress. “If you get hospice involved, you will significantly enhance the quality of your care.” Deborah created the video Talking To Sick People (Walk a Mile in My Backless Gown), which takes a humorous and compassionate approach to this important issue around communicating with someone facing a terminal illness. What do you say when you don’t know what to say? When we are afraid, we bring that to our care giving. Deborah’s work is invigorating and interesting. She asks ‘how do we listen?’ Further, “how do we honour the privacy of the patient and family, how do we honour this journey?” With the help of volunteers, “more people are understanding hospice palliative care.” says Bonnie. “People go home to live.” Palliative care can be a long journey; the end of life is just a small component of this entire journey. Hospice care is about assisting people in living every moment until they die. Let’s face it, that is what life is about for all of us. “We need to lead the way.” CQL

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FALL 2011 Event Listings For further events visit the event calendar at Events are subject to change, please confirm event details with the organizer. Events may be submitted to


Belleville Theatre Guild – 60th Anniversary Year Sept. 22 – 60th Anniversary Open House Reception Oct. 13 – 29 – Jitters Dec. 1 – 17 – Little Women Dec. 31 – Diamond Disco Under the Mirror Ball The County Theatre Group Nov 17, 18, 19, 25, 26 – Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, Brighton Barn Theatre www.brightonbarntheatre Sept 23, 24, 29, 30, Oct 1, 6, 7, 8 Don’t Dress for Dinner Lennox Community Theatre, Selby Nov 18 – Dec 3 – Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp Marysburgh Mummers Present Sept 22-25 - An Evening of Two Original One-Act Plays Mt Tabor Playhouse, Milford Prince Edward Community Theatre Oct 21, 22, 28, 29 – The Melville Boys by Norm Foster The Empire Theatre, Belleville 613-969-0099 Check the website for upcoming performances


The Regent Theatre, Picton – Performances Nov 17, 18, 19, 25, 26 – HMS Pinafore, County Theatre Group Nov 23 – Margaret Atwood Dec 3 – Toronto Big Band, FOH Wine Bar The Stirling Festival Theatre, Stirling Fri. Sept 23 – Paul Mussell, Farmer Comedian Wed. Oct 5 – Jerry White & The Gentlemen of Swing Sat. Oct 15 – New Jersey Nights Fri. Oct 28, 29 – Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Nov 23 – Dec 31 - Puss in Boots, Traditional Christmas Panto Quinte Symphony Check the website for upcoming performances


Sept. 16 - 24 Prince Edward County Music Festival Held at The Church of St. Mary Magdaline and two other County venues. For tickets 613.471.1991 or Sept. 22 60th Anniversary Open House Reception, Belleville Theatre Guild Everyone welcome. 7 pm, Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle Street. Sept. 22 – 25 An evening of two Original


One-Act Plays The Marysburgh Mummers. Mt. Tabor Playhouse, Milford. For information call Jen at 613.393.5755 or Brighton Apple Fest This unique festival includes BBQs, entertainment, children’s activities, dances, a street fair, arts & crafts and a parade. Sept. 23 Wines of the Watershed Enjoy an evening of wine tasting, local foods and cheeses, an art show and sale by local artists, silent auction and music – all to support building accessible trails. Quinte Conservation Office. Tickets 613.968.3434 Sept. 24 Taste! A Celebration of Regional Cuisine 10th annual culinary event featuring regional chefs, gifted growers, winemakers and all the cuisine Prince Edward County has to offer. Crystal Palace, Picton RCAF Memorial Foundation’s Charity Banquet To support the National Air Force Museum of Canada. Cocktails and dinner. First Annual T&AAC/Kiwanis Pig Roast & BBQ 1-4 pm Kiwanis Pavilion, Tweed

Sept. 24 – 25 Amazing Graze Alpacas Learn about alpacas, live fibre demonstrations, selection of 100% Canadian alpaca products. Lunch available. 127 Sine Road, Stirling Sept. 25 St Paul’s Harvest Supper Annual harvest supper has been a “must attend” event for many years. Stirling 613.395.3379 Sept. 30 – Oct 2 Annual Mohawk Agricultural Fair. Call for details. 613.396.2132 Oct. 1 Kiwanis Colour Cribbage Ride Take part in this gorgeous ride on quiet County roads. Compete or just take it easy. Fifty or 100 km routes. Masonic Hall, west end of Picton on Loyalist Parkway. 613.393.5270 “Golden Voices” Choir Concert Eleventh annual concert of 44-member choir. Wellington on the Lake Community Centre 613.399.2537 The Flavour of Fall Downtown Belleville 10am – 3pm. Take part in the ‘Witch Hunt’ sidewalk promotions, pumpkin sculpting, live Country & Bluegrass entertainment.

Oct. 1 - 2 Ameliasburgh Country Fair Roblin Lake Fairgrounds, Ameliasburgh com/site/ameliasburghfair

An evening of celebration and fundraising including tapas by County chefs, Music by Pearl and additional local young talent.

14th Annual Tweed & Area Studio Tour Marble Church Arts Centre, 13 Bridgewater Road, Tweed

Oct. 14 Savour – Food and Drink Festival A casual evening celebrating the tastes of Quinte. Culinary delights, local wineries and exhibits by regional artists. Live jazz. Knights of Columbus Hall, Belleville 613.392.7635

Oct. 2 8th Annual County Marathon A Boston qualifier, the race is flat, fast and beautiful, past lakes, fields and through Wellington, Bloomfield and Picton. Oct. 6 – 10 Scarecrow Festival Stirling and District Lions Club host the first annual Scarecrow Festival throughout the village of Stirling. Oct. 7 Thanksgiving Barn Dance Organized by Stirling-Rawdon BIA & Stirling Agricultural Society. Live music, dance and silent auction. Jeff’s Building, Stirling The Young Family & Gateway Health Centre Jazz Ensemble Jamboree Marble Church Arts centre, Actinolite Oct. 13 The Regent Fiesta – Going Digital Fundraiser

Oct. 15 Pumpkinfest Celebrations Parade of giant pumpkins, pancake breakfast, crafts, food, church meals, children’s games and entertainment. Wellington Craft Beer Festival Celebrate local craft beer, wine and cider paired with local cheese. Stirling Oct. 21 Quinte Business Achievement Awards To recognize outstanding businesses, not-for-profit organizations and business leaders in the Quinte Region. Held at the National Air Force Museum of Canada. Tickets: 613.392.7635 Oct. 22 Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory Dinner With speaker Mark Stabb from Nature Conservancy Canada. Held at the Waring House Banquet Hall. Call

613.471.1096 for details. Oct. 23 ‘Get Gone’ Celebrate Music and Art. Musical presentation and visual arts show. Wine tasting, cheese. $5 admission. Fields on West Lake (Red Barn), Wellington. For details Nov. 2 – 25 Fall Countylicious At participating restaurants in Prince Edward County. Nov. 4 Victorian Bazaar and Tea People come from far and wide to attend St. Paul’s Bazaar. Tea room, crafts, baking. St. Paul’s United Church, Stirling Nov. 4 – 6 The Maker’s Hand A prestigious show and sale featuring the works of the best of Eastern Ontario artists. Presented by Prince Edward County Arts Council. Picton Arena at the Fairgrounds. Nov. 4 - 6 and 11 - 13 Heart of Hastings Studio Tour Talented artisans and local vendors open their homes and stores with homemade crafts, antiques, baked goods, Christmas decorations, art, local foods and more.

Nov. 5, 6, 9, 12, 13 Christmas at Presqu’ile Park Juried Arts and Crafts Show Fine arts & crafts on sale. 10am-4pm at Presqu’ile Park Nature Centre and Lighthouse Interpretive Centre. Visit the tea room at Stonehedge for rum cake and hot drinks. No park entry fee. Nov. 12 Fall Fibre Fun Meet the Amazing Graze alpacas and start your Christmas shopping: alpaca yarns and knit items. 127 Sine Road, Stirling Nov. 12 & 13 20th Annual Christmas Craft Show & Sale Picton Arena, Community Hall. Admission $2. For info 613.476.5115. Nov. 18 Brighton Santa Clause Parade 7pm Nov. 18 & 19 Fibre to Fabric 45 Annual Show & Sale presented by the Fibre Artists of the Belleville Weavers & Spinners Guild. Fri. 4 – 9pm, Sat. 9:30 am – 5pm. Fashion Show at 2pm. Belleville Recreation Centre, 116 Pinnacle St., Belleville. Free Admission. 613.689.7105. Nov. 19, 20, 26, 27, Dec 3, 4 Wassail A number of Prince Edward County wineries celebrate Wassail with

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Marble Church Arts Centre, Actinolite Dec. 4 Picton Santa Claus Parade 1pm. Main Street, Picton Dec. 10 A County Christmas at Macaulay House Macaulay Heritage Park, 35 Church St, Picton 613.476.3833

Dec. 15 – 17 Christmas at the Barn Enjoy the warmth of Christmas featuring our troupe of singers and actors. Dec. 2 Brighton Barn Theatre, Brighton Joy to the World Dec. 3 Fall 2011 Landowner Campaign - 1/4 Page The Czech Boys Choir will be returnChristmas at the Centre



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Link direct to advertisers at under the Advertiser tab or in the magazine flip page format. Accommodation Crown Ridge Health Services Page 71 The Eckhart House Page 59 Arts/Events Hastings County Beer Festival Page 65 National Air Force Museum of Canada Page 68 Savour Page 17 Taste the County Page 2 The Makers Hand Page 61 Auto Boyer KIA Page 57 Lexus of Kingston Page 16 Peter Smith Chevrolet Cadillac Page 30 Builders/Developments Henderson Developments Page 57 Hickory Homes Page 18 Hilden Homes Page 43 Sandbanks Summer Village Page 7 Community Belleville DBIA Page 13 Bloomfield Shops Page 49 Brighton DBIA Page 55 Picton BIA Page 5 Stirling-Rawdon Page 65 Trees Ontario Page 68 Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation Page 60 Trenton Shops Page 19 Welcome Wagon Page 68 Fashion City Revival Page 5 Diva Page Page 49 Dragonfly Page 55 Garb Page 49 Quinte Mall Page 35 Miss Priss Page 13 Rolf the Jeweler Page 19

Rosehaven Farm Store Page 5 The Village Shoppe Page 13 Thomas Estevez Design Page 13 Food/Dining/Wine Black Dog Restaurant Page 65 Capers Page 13 Cooke’s Fine Foods and Coffee Page 5 Dinkle’s Page 13 Ladybug Café Page 55 Miss Lily’s Café Page 5 Mrs. B’s Page 55 Natural Sequence Page 19 Paulo’s Italian Trattoria Page 13 Red Tail Winery Page 16 Saylor House Café Page 49 Stirling Heritage Wines Page 65 The Gables Restaurant Page 55 Home Décor/Gifts Arpeggio Guitar Page 19 Bernard Interiors Page 45 Books & Company Page 5 Countrytime Furniture Page 31 Dead People Stuff Page 49 French Country Page 5 Funk & Gruven Page 13 G3 Living Page 5 Gilbert & Lighthall Page 5 Green Gables Page 49 Hearts to God Books & Gifts Page 65 Iiuva Designs Page 61 Napanee Home Furniture Page 6 Oakwood Closets Page 9 Quinte Art & Frame Page 19 Rattan Barn Page 16 Rosehips Page 19 Ruttle Brothers Furniture Page 23

Susan’s Just Because Page 5 Ten Thousand Villages Page 5 Terra Florens Page 49 That Kitchen Shop Page 45 The Angel Boutique Page 49 The Blue House Page 55 Wish Home Accents and Gifts Page 19 Home Improvement/ Design A&E Ceramic Tile Page 41 Anderson Equipment Sales Page 27 Barr Ridge Heating & Air Conditioning Page 65 Castle Building C.F. Evans Lumber Page 68 Dow’s Climate Care Page 59 Fireplace Specialties Page 41 Irwin Cabinet Works Page 65 Moira Glass Page 45 Plumbing Plus Page 18 Rona Page 53 Sines Flooring Page 55 St. Lawrence Pools Page 3 The County Fireplace Company Page 44 The Design Connection Page 9 The Window Centre Page 6 William Design Company Page 44 Landscape/Garden Lockyers Country Gardens Page 68 Soil Hog Page 67 Professional Services Fine Line Design Page 65 Bell Photo Page 66 Marc Polidoro Photography Page 17 Rawdon Creek Trophies Page 65

Professional Services/ Financial Advocis, Active Wealth Management Page 64 BMO Nesbit Burns – Peter Finnegan Page 16 Investors Group – Linda Garrard CFP, CSA Page 57 Scotia McLeod – Julie Lange Page 12 TD Canada Trust – Lana Whitteker Page 61 TD Waterhouse – Jennifer Tretina Page 44 Professional Services/ Dental Dr. Brett’s Family Dentistry Page 54 Steinberg Dental Centres Page 72 Real Estate Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate Page 13 Elizabeth Crombie, Royal Lepage ProAlliance Realty Page 63 Gail Forcht, Chestnut Park Real Estate Page 63 Joanne Morrison, Remax Quinte Page 63 Sarah Scott – Chestnut Park Real Estate Page 63 Recreation/Golf PEC Wine and Culinary Tours Page 49 Stephen Licence Limited Page 13 Travel Marlin Travel Page 27 Sears Travel Page 61 Wellness/Fitness/Beauty Country Salon Page 55 Millcreek Spa Page 65 Renew Mediaspa & Wellness Clinic Page 41 Shear Image Hair Design Page 65



Saitarg’s GQ Gravitas Quotient is a measure of one’s reserves of inner wisdom.

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David Frum answers Fourteen Gravitas Questions Name one universal rule of friendship? Be there in the hour of need. What are you going to do about growing old? Keep running up and down Huyck’s Point Road outside Wellington. What have you not got from your life so far that you hope to get? A pony. Give an example of a mixed blessing in life. Your dog finally kills that damn skunk. Give an example of a hidden gem. The pond at the corner of Loyalist Parkway and Wooler Road. What recipe for a successful home life do you want to share? Think less about choosing the right spouse; think more about being the right spouse. If you knew the truth, how would you reveal it? On We all hope there will be one more time. One more time for what? Time to read one more book.

David Frum is a regular commentator on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” program and writes regular columns for Time magazine,, The Week, and Canada’s National Post. Frum is the author of six books, including two New York Times bestsellers: The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush (2003), and co-author with Richard Perle of An End to Evil: How To Win the War on Terror (2004). His newest book is, Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again, published in 2007 David Frum is the editor of the political website, In 2001-2002 he served as special assistant to President George W. Bush. He and his wife Danielle Crittenden Frum have three children. They live in Washington DC and Wellington, Ontario.



Name one secret you do not want to discover before you die? How you broke par on your last round of golf. Really, please, don’t tell me. If you were going to launch a new prohibition, what would you outlaw? Bird bangers. With the benefit of hindsight, name one thing you would do differently. One?! What do you wish your mother understood about you? That I think about her every day. What would you like to have permission for? From my wife, to tour Pakistan. Thus far, no dice. Why do we sometimes crave chaos? I don’t. But I somehow end up in the midst of it anyway.



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