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An Architect’s Mark On the Marsh What’s in Your Bag?

Our Local Golf Professionals Give Us Their Answers

Making Wine in the Golden Years PRICELESS please take a copy home

Hillier Creek Estates Winery COUNTY & QUINTE LIVING SPRING 2011






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In tHis Issue Welcoming Spring by Kyle Dawson Garden Joy by Kerry Lorimer



What’s in Your Bag? by Jodie Jenkins



Our Local Golf Professionals Give Us Their Answers

Water by Conrad Stang Does It Have A Future?


EMERALD ASH BORER by Kendra Labrosse A Little Pest With Big Consequences


Making wine in the golden years by Kerry Lorimer Hillier Creek Estates Winery

All You Need is Love by Janet Jarrell




How A Local Band Became World Famous Performing The Beatles

An Architect’s Mark on the Marsh by by Kerry Lorimer MontrÉal’s Loss, BellevillE’s gain Linquinie’s Italian Restaurant by Janet Craig

PUTTING PASSION ON EVERY PLATE Angeline’s Restaurant by Cynthia Peters

Just Breathe by Cheryl Mumford


Yoga For The Mind And Body






SAiTARG’S GQ by Alan Gratias


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What a great time of year. Spring rains wash away the dregs of winter, early buds push their way through branch tips and plants come alive everywhere. More and more people can be seen strolling the streets and parkways. No wonder in Canada we ‘celebrate’ spring more than any other season. Spring is certainly a time when golfers check their clubs in readiness for opening day. If you have ever wondered what the experts have in their own golf bag, Jodie Jenkins thought it would be a good question to ask. Each has different preferences, but there are also many similarities. There’s an old saying, ‘an expert is someone from far away’. We quite often do not recognize our own local talent or even know it’s here. A couple of years ago on CBC I heard Mark Rashotte being interviewed from Virginia, Kentucky. His band ‘All You Need Is Love’ was the headliner for the annual Abbey Road on the River festival. In fact, they have participated in Beatles tribute festivals in other parts of the world including Liverpool, England. I had an opportunity to hear them in Belleville last year when they staged a Haiti fundraiser with other local bands, Andy Forgie made John Lennon come alive and I’m sure I’m not the only one with chills on hearing his rendition.

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We constantly hear praise for our home features, giving a glimpse at the very well thought out ideas and designs homeowners have incorporated for their personal lifestyle. In this issue, the owners, one of whom is a landscape architect, envisioned the marsh being the main feature with the home being embraced by it. With approximately 30 wineries in Prince Edward County and the substantial expense of starting one, we often wonder who the people are that embark on such a venture. Other than all having a passion for wine, their backgrounds and reasons vary. Kerry Lorimer interviewed Kemp Stewart of Hillier Creek Estates winery to find out why he and his wife Amber have taken this on. Both have military backgrounds and while Kemp is retired and actively running the winery, Amber, a physician and coroner, is still working with the Trenton hospital. For Saitarg’s GQ, Alan Gratias contacted Jeanne Beker just as she was heading to Paris for Fashion Week. With her busy schedule for the trip, she still graciously participated and answered the questions on the plane, now that’s multi-tasking. Some of you will already have met Laura Dawson in her role as Advertising Executive. Laura has a impressive magazine background, having published an international magazine for over ten years. Laura moved back to the area recently after reuniting with her high school sweetheart…thirty-six years later. We’ll all be multi-tasking this spring with gardens to tend to, recreation equipment to get ready and just plain enjoying the lovely weather.


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By Kyle Dawson

Nature’s awakened from its frozen slumber Extinguishing the smell of burning lumber The sun is back, turning up the heat It’s good to feel the grass underneath my feet.

I’m awakened by a bird’s song which permeates the air But the weather is so nice, that I don’t really care That they woke me from my winter hibernation To know that spring is here is such a good sensation. I feel that new energy boiling in my blood As strong as the rain hitting my roof with a thud All the rain, it’s insane, all the April showers All the better to bring up pretty May flowers. The bees are buzzing, butterfly wings aflutter, Time for spring cleaning, to eliminate all the clutter All of nature is back, along with all the critters Newborn families and new mothers with their litters All the inspiring colours that nature grows Dribble into fashion, the wardrobe, and the clothes. Everything’s awakening, coming back alive Blooming, blossoming and ready to thrive. Canadian geese, along with moose and beaver Everyone’s caught a case of springtime fever



Rag tops and sail boats come back into play As once again tourists plan their getaway

The snow is finally gone, the grass is so green One of the most refreshing sights I’ve ever seen. To know I can walk outside without so much as asweater But I might need a jacket because of all the rainy weather. The slippery ice has finally melted away All the waters are visible, every stream and every bay. Spring has arrived, the wildlife and vegetation Wine making, wine tasting and flavour variation. So grab your glass and raise it up Whether its beer, wine or water in your cup Let’s make a toast to celebrate spring And all the memories it will bring.

Kyle Dawson resides in the Quinte region and will be attending the University of Toronto this fall to study English with the intention of becoming an editor.

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By Kerry Lorimer

Make the most of your outdoor living room with fresh and functional items, popping up in home grown stores The first signs of spring are enough to put the bounce back in your step. Verdant shoots peek out from the garden and trees, alive with birds. Grass is spongy underfoot and you can’t help but skip around, surveying your outdoor living room. Whether you have a few feet of balcony or acres of windswept fields, the area beyond your back door is a summer



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What’s in

your bag? Our local golf professionals give us their answers By Jodie Jenkins

There are two watershed moments in every golfer’s life and interestingly enough, they both happen frequently and consistently, year after year. The first one is the decision on whether or not to “go for it” on a par 5 and the second one is whether or not you “go for it” when new equipment hits the shelves. Personally, I respond with a resounding yes to both. With that in mind, you are about to go on a journey through the golf bags of local golf course owners, pro’s and even a superintendent to let them tell you about equipment they are looking forward to or a club they can’t do without! For me, it’s my putter, a Callaway Tour Blue TT3 that hasn’t been in production for over 5 years but still rolls them true and always drops when I need it to. If I was to sample a new putter, my desire would be one of the NIKE Method designs straight from the OVEN in Fort Worth. Now let’s find out what others have, so grab an Arnold Palmer, sit back and enjoy “what’s in the bag?”



Barcovan Golf Club

Black Bear Ridge Golf Course

What’s hot in my bag this year is the Adams Speedline F11 driver. The F11 driver has more forgiveness than any aerodynamic driver that has come along. The new Velocity Slot Technology that is visible on the crown and sole of the club reduces the amount of drag while increasing the speed of the swing. The slots are similar to what is used on race cars and lowers the drag which increases the club head speed.

Every year there are plenty of new drivers and irons to add distance to your game. Every year there is a chance to hit the ball further. Most people do not realize that 60 percent of all golf shots are hit from inside 100 yards. To lower your score – look to the shorter clubs. Wedges and putters.

Linda Sheppard, Club Pro

This past winter I was very fortunate to play a lot of golf with Mike Smith who plays Adams, so I got a chance to hit his F11 driver, it looks a little bit funky but when I hit it 10 yards past my old driver I knew it was going to be in my bag for the 2011 season. Also what a weekend Adams had in February when Aaron Baddeley, Bernhard Langer and Yani Tseng all won on three different tours with Adams in their bag. Need I say more!

Bay of Quinte Country Club Kevin Layte, Head Golf Professional

I was fortunate to attend the PGA Show in Orlando, Florida a few months ago. It was fantastic show and I was able to see many of the newest products and accessories. I attended the Titleist equipment seminar as Titleist revealed their latest equipment and educated us on their products. I was given the new Pro V1 x golf ball. I love the feel around the greens with this ball, my distance control improved and I find it longer off the tee performing with a higher trajectory. As the saying goes this ball will help me drive for show and putt for dough.



Bill Kerr CPGA Professional

I change my long clubs annually – trying to keep up with the trends and not wanting to lose any of that much sought after length off the tee. However, my putter has not changed for 7 years. I have an Odyssey Rossie – I like the way it sits and feels. It is good on fast greens. I also carry three wedges. My stock Callaway pitching wedge and two Titleist Vokey wedges, 54 and 60 degrees. These are the scoring clubs. Confidence around the greens and inside 100 yards is where good players become great players. Spend some time on a putting green or in a bunker. You will be amazed at what happens to your score.

Briar Fox Golf and Country Club Owner – Cal Dunville

I have a TaylorMade R9 driver and 3 wood but the new R 11 looks interesting. My ‘go to’ club is an old TaylorMade rescue. I like the hybrids and have replaced my 3, 4, 5 and 6 irons with them. My 7, 8, 9 and putting wedge are Wilson Staff Di11. They’re a great club at a great price for the average golfer. My wedges are Titleist Vokey 56 and 60 degrees great for spinning the ball. My putter can be any one of many I have depending on my futility the round before. The golf ball I play most is the PRO V1x but I have been trying some of the other balls that are matched to swing speeds and these are very good.

Oak Hills Golf Club

Picton Golf & Country Club

I have been an avid golfer for more than twenty years and have been working within the golf industry for fifteen. The club that I have always relied upon is my sand wedge. Although I have switched between various models of 56 degree wedges, I always seem to use this club more than any other within 110yds of the flag. I can hit shots by swinging 100% down to a small chip and know exact yardages my ball will travel. This is a great skill to have whether you are playing a long open course or a short tight course. A club I cannot live without!

Hybrids have replaced most long irons over the last few years as most players find them easier to hit and they provide a more controlled ball flight. One of the more popular hybrids, the Titleist 909H, has been given a makeover for this season with the introduction of the 910H. The 910H features a completely redesigned head for a higher launch angle and less spin for added control. The hosel can be adjusted to customize your loft and lie, to provide your preferred flight, and for better control. If you haven’t tried the Titleist hybrids, I would suggest it’s about time.



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Ken Gorman, Greens Superintendent I am playing with an old set of Wilson Staff Tour Blades. They have the bore through hosel so the feel you get from them is hard to match. Do I play well enough to play with something like this anymore? No, but I love them and nothing I have used has come close to how these feel when I hit the ball square. Plus they ‘make me’ hit the ball square as there is no forgiveness with these things!

Timber Ridge Golf Club Paul Aitken, General Manager

The hot item this year will be the TaylorMade R11 driver. It will be in my bag for sure. The TaylorMade R11 driver is the next revolution in golf club adjustability, combining Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP) Technology which adjusts the face angle, Flight Control Technology (FCT) which adjusts the loft and Moveable Weight Technology (MWT) which adjusts the flight path. The key change to the driver is that it is white. The white crown colour and black face provides optimum contrast against the ground to make the R11 easier to aim. This advantage is even more pronounced in lower light; such as when the tee box is in shade or shadow, on overcast days, or when the sun is low in the morning and in the evening. The crown colour also eliminates high-intensity ‘hot spots’ caused by reflected sunlight that afflicts gloss-finish metal woods. I can’t wait to use my new R11 driver this year.

I have personally been using Titleist golf equipment for the past five years. This year Titleist has two big product launches in the New Pro V1 golf ball and the 910 metals, drivers, fairway and hybrid. The all new 910 metals incorporate the new SureFit Tour Hosel technology which allows golfers to adjust loft/lie separately giving the most precise custom fit possible. For those looking for more distance, the metals have a new face insert construction that is more responsive, creating more ball speed across the impact area.

Wellington on the Lake Golf Course Ted McKnight, Teaching Pro

In my bag you’ll find the TaylorMade R9 Supertri 9.5 degree, Fujikura Motore 60 Stiff, Tour Edge Exotics XCG3 #3 fairway wood 15 degree, Exotics Motore Stiff, Tour Edge Exotics XCG-3 Hybrid 16 & 18 degree, Adams A-4 forged 5-PW irons, DGSL R-300, Titleist Vokey 48, 52 and 56 degree wedges, TT wedge shaft, Ping Anser 4 putter 34” and the Tri Speed Tour ball My favourite club would have to be my Adams A-4 forged irons. The feel and confidence they give me have been unmatched by anything I’ve tried to this point, I currently have a new Cobra S2 10.5 degree driver in stiff that I look forward to testing out once the season gets started. Looking for a little more height/carry and distance. Jodie Jenkins also known as “Jodie Jenkins the Golf Guy” is celebrating 10 years in broadcasting.

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Situated on the Bay of Quinte with waterfront trails, fishing and kayaking at your door, Kingfisher Cove is on the South West edge of Trenton close to hospitals, golf courses, shopping and minutes from Prince Edward County. Kingfisher Cove is a freehold condominium townhome with 3 to 6 units. Primarily bungalow styles with attached garages and open floor plans with no lawn maintenance and snow removal to manage, owner’s can feel free to head south for the winter or spend time at the cottage in the summer. These units range from 1270 to 2200 sq. feet and pricing starts at $239,900. Kingfisher Cove is a tranquil location specifically designed for comfort, convenience and a peaceful lifestyle.




Does it By Conrad Stang

“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Cook, 1797) 22


Imagine drifting on a raft in the middle of Lake Ontario. The heat of the sun is beating down and you didn’t bring anything to drink, but you are surrounded by ‘fresh water’. Would you drink it? This is the situation faced by many sailors such as James Cook on his trip to the South Seas and the Pacific Ocean in 1797. Water is what we make of it, which complicates our thinking about it. Water is often in the news. There is always too much or too little. Water is colourless, scentless, tasteless, and transparent. Historically, it was viewed as one of the essential elements for life, along with earth, wind and fire. French Chemist, Antoine Lavoisier, in the late-eighteenth-century, discovered the chemical properties of water as one oxygen atom bound by two hydrogen atoms (H2O).

have a Future? Always in motion, water exists as a solid, liquid or gas. The supply of water available to us is referred to as ‘source water’. Source water is replenished by different forms of precipitation: rain, hail, or snow. Water makes up over two-thirds of the earth’s surface as lakes, streams, wetlands, and oceans. Still another quantity of water that we can’t even see is stored in deep underground aquifers and locked away in saturated soils.

The circulation of water in the environment through the hydrologic cycle begins as a raindrop within a watershed/drainage catchment. The recently fallen raindrop either infiltrates the soils, to recharge local groundwater or, if the soils are sufficiently saturated, the raindrop runs off by force of gravity to the low points within a watershed such as lakes, rivers, and wetlands. The tiny raindrop, over time, may eventually flow into a larger river system and make its way to the ocean. The final stage for the drop is evaporation, as the sun’s radiation converts the liquid raindrop to a gas molecule and it enters back into the atmosphere to repeat the cycle. Water resources engineers have translated the ‘nature’ of water into mathematical formulae while the social aspects have yet to be accounted for. A new form of watershed protection called “Integrated Watershed Management” incorporates the social aspects for the protection of our source water. In the Bay of Quinte and Prince Edward County, the watershed managers are Quinte Conservation who ensure that the local water is safe for drinking, swimming, and fishing. This group monitors local water resources and educates the public to protect its water. Ultimately, it is up to you, the water user, to be conscious when using water or releasing any harmful contaminants into sensitive waterways. Does water have a future? Yes, it does, but only with our cooperative actions. We are all pieces of a very large puzzle and if we all work together we can paint a great picture. Conrad Stang is a young engineering professional with an expertise in modelling non-point source pollutants and creating decision making frameworks for integrated watershed management and source water protection. COUNTY & QUINTE LIVING SPRING 2011


Emerald Ash Borer: A Little Pest with Big Consequences

By Kendra Labrosse



Ash species are attractive, hardy and native trees that are commonly planted in the urban forest and are also important trees in rural forests. Emerald Ash Borer is a small, green, nonnative insect that is creating havoc on the forests in Canada. This insect was first discovered in Canada in 2002 and has since killed millions of ash trees in southern Ontario and continues to do its damage as it spreads across the province. Adult insects infest ash trees native to Canada by laying eggs under the tree’s bark. The larvae feed and create extensive galleries, tunnels under the bark, which lead to the death of the tree.

Problem: The invasion of this destructive insect has important social, environmental and economic repercussions on our forests. Infected and dead trees will forever change the character of tree-lined streets. Local wildlife habitats are impacted as a major forest species is no longer present in the ecosystem. The economic impacts span from increased household cooling costs as tree canopy is lost, to decreases in property values.

Identification: A significant thinning of leaves in the upper canopy is one of the first signs that a tree has been infested by Emerald Ash Borer. You may also see suckers or new shoots growing from the ground or trunk of the tree. By closer examination you may see small “D” shaped holes which indicate that the insect has laid its eggs and moved on to another host.


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The Solution: The best way to save the remaining ash species in Canada is through preventative, proactive and active solutions. Preventing the movement of wood, such as firewood, will limit the distance in which the insect can travel to infect unaffected areas. Proactive strategies include increasing species diversity in urban and rural forests and by injecting ash trees with a pesticide that acts as a flu shot to help the tree resist infection should it come in contact with the insect. Research and investigation to save ash species in Canada is on-going. New methods for early detection allow foresters to take proactive measures to save as many trees as possible. Insecticides with greater effectiveness will provide ash species with the necessary defences to battle the infestation. We can each do our part in preventing the spread of the insect by increasing our understanding of this very invasive pest.

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Making Wine Golden Years in the

Hillier Creek Estates Winery By Kerry Lorimer Photography by Marc Polidoro

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“I really am living a dream” COUNTY & QUINTE LIVING SPRING 2011


Their mechanical harvester, the County’s first, gives them an edge when it comes to picking and sorting grapes.



“Always go from whites to reds, dry to sweet, younger to older,” instructs Kemp Stewart from behind the bar, in a voice of mock sternness. “Those are the rules.” The owner of Hillier Creek Estates winery is dissuading me from starting with the new Vidal Icewine that he’s pouring for a group of visitors. “You’ll get the full enchilada,” he reassures, laughing heartily. Before satisfying my sweet tooth, I must taste the wines in the order that I’ll appreciate them best. Affable and direct, Kemp works the bar with ease, his stories flowing candidly along with the wine. By the time I’ve sampled the Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose’, Gamay and Pinot Noir, I feel like I’ve known him for years. “I really am living a dream,” concedes the retired senior logistics officer with 35 years of military service. He and his wife, Dr. Amber Stewart, have just celebrated the first anniversary of the tasting room at Hillier Creek Estates. When they opened last April, they hit the ground running with the harvest of 27,000 vines that they had planted in 2002, 2003, and 2004. More recently, they added two acres of the hybrid Vidal to their 50-acre farmland, half of which is home to Vitis vinifera varietals. Their most recent harvest in 2010 will produce approximately 30,000 bottles from 32 tonnes of grapes. Expectations were high leading up to the launch, but Kemp hasn’t disappointed. Just a month after opening, his wines won six Artevino awards, including a gold. They’ve also received favourable reviews from visitors stopping by the picture-perfect estate to taste and purchase. Just outside the village of Hillier, Kemp’s vineyards roll down from Loyalist Parkway to the couple’s custom-built homestead and restored barn, used as the winery, cellar, and tasting room. On the day I visit, the barn, estimated to be over 160 years old, suffers from frost heave. Customers battle to get in and out through the jammed door. Generally, this would be bad for business, but here it’s authentic charm.

Determined to create a first class winery, Kemp has invested in the latest technologies for quality and production. For example, their mechanical harvester, the County’s first, gives them an edge when it comes to picking and sorting grapes. Their wines are now listed with local restaurants and inns, and will be available soon in the LCBO. Currently, they are in the process of qualifying as an estate winery, so that banquets and weddings can be hosted in and around the barn. They’ll also “serve pizzas and light fare on the patio,” baked in an outdoor oven.

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It was at a wedding celebration in a small Tuscan village that Kemp’s passion for wine began. Having stopped there to refuel, he found himself welcomed into the festivities, dancing with the mother-of-the-bride. While unable to speak a word of Italian, he was fascinated by, “the synergy between food, culture and wine.” His research continued through Germany, France, Spain and Greece. Altogether, he’s spent several years living and traveling through Europe, first during the 1970s and again in the 1980s. It wasn’t until the end of his military career in Kingston that Kemp resolved to learn how grapes grow, studying viticulture through the University of California and Cornell University. Looking for a retirement challenge, Kemp and Amber purchased their property in 2000, after hearing whispers of growing grapes in the County and an emerging wine destination. Kemp is the first to admit that he may have started this too late. He laments that, “A winery takes 10 to 15 years to get established.” His goal is to surround himself with good staff, and continue building on reputation. While the business is more than just a retirement project, Kemp is at a point in his life where he can do it right - and enjoy it. He talks about how our wine preferences change, as we get older, from sweet to dry and finally to red when our taste buds start to wane. Of the bold, full-bodied reds, he proudly says, “I’m very much at that stage in my life.” Kerry Lorimer is a freelance writer and public relations consultant who lives in Prince Edward County.





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“All You Need Is Love was an instant hit with the most passionate of Beatles fans, making them one of the ten top Beatle style bands in the world!” 32


Need is How a local band became world famous performing The Beatles By Janet Jarrell



It’s February 9th, 1964, and millions of families in North America are glued to their black and white television set, witnessing history. Ed Sullivan announces “…New York City never has witnessed the excitement stirred by these youngsters from Liverpool who call themselves The Beatles…”Mark Rashotte was all of nine years old, and he recalls that evening quite clearly; his sister sitting within inches of the screen, he and his brother close behind her, and his parents behind them. Mark’s father calls out “Those boys need a haircut”, and Mark was thinking “there is something big going on here”. On that same evening, not far from the Rashotte’s home in Belleville, Andy Forgie is watching too and is “absolutely overwhelmed by Beatle mania.”

Both Mark and Andy recall the electricity and excitement of that night. And there the dream begins… Shortly thereafter, Mark started guitar lessons at Charlie Kramer Music and Flags downtown Belleville. Although Mark’s father would have preferred he study the accordion, Mark insisted on the guitar and started strumming away at this first song ‘Red River Valley’ with Mrs. Kramer. A few years later, a group of boys in grade 7 at St. Michael’s Catholic School form a band and start practicing in a spot at the White Lumber mill owned by the Rashotte’s. Andy and Mark were making their own music and performing in front of their own peers at school, in the basement of St. Michaels Church (where there was a coffee shop at the time) and during their first big gig at the Knights of Columbus 34


Hall (now the old Bohemian Penguin) which sold out to the grade 8’s. This first concert was a huge success supported by friends and family, with the mothers in the front selling tickets and the fathers in the back selling the pop. By the time they were in high school these driven kids, focused on the music, were performing every weekend in different cities in and around Ontario. Friends and family packing up cars driving them around. The boys graduated high school in 1974 and then they really hit the road. Their tour took them through Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, and through a few band name changes such as The Electric Circuit, The Fog, and Creed.

In 1976, under the name Creed, the band made its first recording with Quality Records. The single hit on the 45 was “Westminster Abbey”. By 1980 the band signed with Capital Records and a new band name Photograph, working with musical greats such as Daniel Lanois and Tom Cochrane. This album was a huge success and brought a national hit “The Last Dance”. Photograph was at the top of their game.

in Louisville, Kentucky. They have performed there every year since its inception, the only band ever to do so. This year marks the tenth anniversary of this festival, and they were recently inducted into the Abbey Road on the River Hall of Fame. Mark says “Andy is the guy out front who pulls it all together”.

In 1984, with young families at home, after almost 11 years on the road, the boys decided to take a break. The band splinters a bit, Mark heading into real estate and Andy producing under a family label. Andy has two young children at the time and thus his children’s music easily morphed into a fulltime career. Mark and Andy still got together frequently for music projects. Fast forward to 1999, and All You Need Is Love came on the scene, celebrating The Beatles music - Mark Rashotte, Andy Forgie, Vitas Slapkauskas, Steve Smith, Al Haring, and Paul Lockyer and a secret weapon, Wayne McFaul, the sound technician. While many tribute bands stay true to the usual, four guys taking on the persona of the Beatles and staying to the presentation of the former band, All You Need Is Love takes a different approach. This band celebrates the Beatles, being aggressive and original with the music and adding a keyboard player.

Their idea is to take the music from the ‘studio years’, and bring it live to the stage putting on the concert The Beatles never had the opportunity to give.

From the time Mark and Andy were nine years old, they have had this dream, but did they think ahead in so far as the dream would have them playing the music in the homeland of the Beatles during Beatle Week in Liverpool, England? From Belleville, Canada to Kentucky to Washington, to Liverpool – All You Need Is Love was an instant hit with the most passionate of Beatles fans, making them one of the ten top Beatle style bands in the world! Ladies and Gentlemen, “All You Need Is Love”. Janet Jarrell, a writer and poet, was raised in Belleville and currently lives in the Quinte region.

They celebrate great albums such as Let It Be, Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road. The focus is to perform the music as if The Beatles were making it today.

All You Need Is Love is now in rehearsals and will be off to Kentucky this memorial weekend. The tour also sees them in Washington DC on the Labour Day weekend.

Once the band started touring in the US festivals, their career really took off. They are best known at Abbey Road on the River, the largest Beatles Festival in North America currently hosted

Over the years, and in conjunction with the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, All You Need Is Love has raised approximately $200,000 for women and children’s shelters in the Quinte region.

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Nature is at home here. Its simplicity delivered in a refreshing mix of new and natural elements.

Sweeping wetland views greet you at the front door. They stretch across the great room through floor-to-ceiling windows, carrying your gaze out to the lake. Nature is at home here. Its simplicity delivered in a refreshing mix of new and natural elements. The modern post-and-beam architecture is distinguished by dramatic angles. Sleek lines run along and then elbow into the hillside, fusing the building into the landscape. Within the interior, the focus goes back-to-basics. Earthy materials, like wood and stone flow throughout, infusing the vitality of the outdoors. Despite its grandeur, the home has a casual, no-fuss energy.



It’s hard to believe, but the building is easily overlooked. From a distance, you might dismiss the asymmetrical roof as the top of a barn or factory. This was the owners’ intention. They wanted the house to blend in with the surroundings. It does. Despite its size and stunning play with forms, the house complements the land as if it has always been there. It’s not surprising that one of the owners is an international landscape architect. The unique design is contemporary, yet creates an illusion of naturalness that only artists can master. To help bring their vision to life, an architect friend helped to draft the blueprint and a local homebuilder constructed it.

“We got to the top of the hill and said, Done!” There was an ideal spot to build within a sheltered cove, but “the major selling feature was the marsh.” The couple knew the beauty of billowing bulrushes and the wildlife they attract. To maximize views of the expansive wetlands, the home splits out and spreads low across 2,000 sq. ft. on the main floor and 2,000 sq. ft. in the basement. In the tower, there’s an additional 500 sq. ft., offering a panorama of the property. The four-bedroom home was completed in 2008, 18 months after construction began.

“We wanted a house that could accommodate a big family, but where we could close part of it off and be just us,” explain the owners. Together, the couple has eight children and 15 grandchildren. To create an all-season destination that appealed to everyone, they needed ample indoor and outdoor space for a variety of activities. A portion of the land also had to be arable to accommodate a hobby vineyard. “That’s why we chose the County,” reveals the owner, who grew up on a farm with a large vineyard. After months of combing the area with an agent, the couple found their perfect retreat on 38 acres.

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Earthy materials, like wood and stone flow throughout, infusing the vitality of the outdoors.



At the same time, a 240-meter boardwalk was erected through the marsh, one of many that the homeowner has designed for remote locations, including Point Pelee National Park. From the living room, you can see the boardwalk disappear towards their island. It’s one of many sight lines that spoke from the centre of this Y-shaped floor plan. Inside, your gaze is drawn down the length of the great room towards an open kitchen. At the opposite end is a 20-foot feature wall of manufactured ‘stone rocks’. Tucked away behind it, two wings of bedrooms fork off, including the master suite with private sitting room and outdoor cedar hot tub overlooking an osprey platform. On the lower level are two more bedrooms, family rooms, library, and wine cellar.

PREVIOUS: A 240-meter boardwalk was erected through the marsh. LEFT: Where the ceiling opens up to the living room, beams run in the opposite direction overhead. Polished cement floors with in-floor heating are warm and functional. The 20-foot feature wall is made of manufactured ‘stone rocks.’


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The highest point is a lookout at the top of the turret, which was inspired by the Clock Tower in Trenton. To access it, you must climb a steel staircase that spirals up the tower above the octagonal office. The office itself is isolated from the main floor by a wood staircase that’s lined with tempered glass. Yet even up here, you have a clear vantage of the living room through cut outs in the thick rock wall. These deep stone windows are as important for form as they are for functionality. They set the tone for the home’s hearty Southwestern style by replicating the heavy masonry used in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, in the 8th century. The Spanish spirit is recreated in every room with artisanal objects collected by the couple during regular hiking and rafting trips to the region. The level of handcrafted detail in each piece is striking against modern, streamlined furniture. There are woven baskets, terracotta pots, paintings, flat weave rugs, Navajo blankets, embroidered pillows, traditional masks and plates. They pop from sandy desert walls and polished concrete floors, warm underfoot. 42



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The Spanish spirit is recreated in every room with artisanal objects collected by the couple during regular hiking and rafting trips to the region.

An industrial kitchen keeps the focus on nature by combining materials that are indigenous to the area. Soapstone counters anchor Douglas Fir cabinets. Chairs made of maple sit around a block of the wood, serving as the glass table’s base. Above, an antler chandelier hangs from a beam in the Western Red Cedar wood ceiling. Sunlight pours down the length of the peak through recessed skylights. And where the ceiling opens up to the living room, beams run in the opposite direction overhead. They merge with the rock wall, which extends outside and wraps around the 44


exterior. On either side of the rock wall, stacked windows, facing each other from the back and front of the house, delineate the indoor space. A cobblestone courtyard creates a tranquil outdoor space between the home and the detached garage. The area is defined by a circular driveway, which the house hugs by angling out on either side of the main entrance. Trees and plants appear to grow spontaneously in and around the courtyard, but the landscaping

is meticulous. Along one side of the driveway grow rows of a new variety of Marquette grape vines. Around the back of the house, a free-form pool nestles into oversized rocks. There’s also a tennis court, basketball court and water sports that the family enjoy.

LEFT: Deep stone cutouts allow for views from the 2nd floor area. A wood staircase that’s lined with tempered glass leads to the 2nd level of the tower. The soapstone wall continues into the shower outfitted with numerous shower jets. The spacious but cozy family room easily accommodates many visitors.

At the end of the day, they all gather in a screened dining room on the terrace, built by the owner. A refuge above the reeds, the Cynthia Peters is an advocate for Food Security issues home and its grounds are the masterpiece from a life’s work. in the province. She is a board member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks, Chair of the Advisory Kerry Lorimer is a freelance and public relations Committee of FoodShare, andwriter a member of the Food consultant living in Prince Edward County. Security Network of Hastings & Prince Edward Counties.

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Montréal’s Loss, Belleville’s Gain Linguine’s Italian Restaurant

By Janet Craig

Linguine’s carries an extensive menu of traditional Italian dishes including Veal Scaloppini and baked dishes such as Manicotti and Cannelloni. On the wide-ranging pasta menu, you choose your pasta and then pair it with a favourite sauce; it has been recommended time and again to try the carbonara or the primavera as these have come to be known as ‘favourites’. On the weekends they have an a widespread selection of the “specials” from seafood lasagne to ‘Surf & Turf’ for the traditionalists. Mike adds that by request, he can cater to the clientele that would like something out of the ordinary. Michael & Concetta (Connie) Petrella, acquired their culinary skills in Montreal, the city with the highest restaurant standards in Canada. Moving to Belleville 20 years ago, they opened Linguine’s Restaurant. Originally, Linguine’s was nestled in a cozy downtown location. It quickly became a restaurant of choice as it had that home away from home feeling. With it’s very warm and pleasing atmosphere, and an outdoor seating option surrounded by blooming Oleanders, it was a perfect choice for that romantic dinner for two. At Linguine’s ‘Grande Opening’ in their new North Front Street location, the restaurant patrons were presented with an inviting dining experience. While still accommodating the romantic dinner for two, the bar area allows for casual drinks and the restaurant allows for expanded seating in a beautiful atmosphere. The banquet facility on the lower level is ideal for wedding, birthday and anniversary celebrations. The Petrella family have considerable experience in helping to personalize an event from menu and beverage selection, to music and decor. 46


Mike and Connie have a great reputation as restaurateurs with their very loyal, long standing staff. Two of their chefs have been with them a combined number of 26 years! In the restaurant business that is very unusual. Linguine’s has won the Reader’s Choice Awards for favourite Italian Restaurant and they take pride in community involvement sponsoring both the City of Belleville and many civic organizations. So if you can’t travel to Italy for that fine Italian experience; do the next best thing, join the Petrella’s and their professional staff at Linguine’s! Reservations recommended. Buon Appetito! Linguine’s Italian Restaurant 257 North Front Street, Belleville 613.962.5444 Janet Craig is a personal chef and cooking instructor.

2 tbsp. chopped parsley 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup flour 1 cup oil 3 oz. white wine 2 tbsp. butter 1 lemon Method Tenderize the veal into 2 to 3 inch medallions then lightly coat with flour. Wisk the eggs adding parsley and parmesan cheese. Recoat the veal in the mixture. Preheat oil in the frying pan. Once the oil is heated, cook the veal 5 to 10 seconds on each side. Once cooked place on a cookie sheet. In a separate pan melt the butter while adding the wine, stirring to blend. When melted pour over the veal and place in preheated oven (350 degrees) for 5 minutes.

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Ingredients 1 lb of Provini Veal 3 eggs

Serves 4

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Putting Passion On Every Plate Angeline’s Restaurant

By Cynthia Peters Photography by Marianne Gallagher

When it comes to the pioneer of local food dining, you don’t have to look any further than Angeline’s. Nestled in the small village of Bloomfield, its origins began as a ‘field to table’ restaurant when Monika and the late Willi Fida purchased this heritage home and turned it into one of the most sought after restaurants in the County. It was the early eighties. Prince Edward County was just beginning to get noticed. Monika and Willi learned of the County by chance in a Toronto newspaper. One weekend they decided to come and browse the property ladder and fell in love with what is known today as Angeline’s. The house was originally built for Henry Hubbs and his wife, Angeline. The property was not for sale, but they convinced the owners at the time to sell, and three weeks later they moved in. With Willi’s Austrian roots, coupled with years of culinary experience in major hotels, this was a dream come true. I had a chance to catch up with his two children, Alexandre and Melanie who told me about Angeline’s history and future plans. Together they run the operation, which now boasts an inn as part of the enterprise. Under Monika’s watchful guidance, these two are excited and energized to put Angeline’s front and centre, not only with the tourists, but also with the locals. Alex remembers the early years when bed sheets became curtains for the dining room and stripping the many layers of paint was a daily chore. It was a family effort. Dad was in the kitchen and Mom was in charge of the front of the house. The children were young at the time, but they helped out and began to learn the business and the love of cooking. 48


The building has gone through many transformations. Willi upgraded the original kitchen to commercial status and in 2000 they added the café as a more casual gathering place for guests. This past winter, Michael Potters, their new Chef de Cuisine, former owner of Harvest Restaurant, also made some changes. Together they have created some exciting plans. A true ‘field to table’ experience is in the works, with the ‘field’ being just outside the back door. Soon they will be raising chickens and sheep. Vegetables will be planted and a greenhouse will be built. Alex and Melanie beamed with pride when they talked about the plans. With Michael’s arrival they feel they have come home. Michael has reconnected them to their Dad’s true philosophy - putting passion on every plate and serving local foods. Michael further honored Willi by shining up his old pots and dusting off many of his old recipes. This summer they are bringing back Willi’s famous Swiss Chocolate cheesecake. The café will also be relaunched with a more casual cuisine, including dishes such as schnitzel and cucumber salad. All the recipes will have Michael’s twist, but it’s back to the roots that originally made Angeline’s so special. With this type of momentum, not only will the locals be lining up, so will the visitors who want to experience a true local culinary adventure that feeds the body and the soul. Angeline’s Restaurant, Bloomfield 613.393.3301 Cynthia Peters is a personal chef, food writer, community advisor and advocate for food security issues throughout the province.

Prepare the Young Garlic Soup: Peel the garlic and put in a small saucepan. Add the milk and simmer over low heat until the garlic is soft but not mushy. Remove from the heat, strain the garlic through a fine meshed sieve and reserve the garlic and milk separately for the soup base.

Young Garlic Soup Tiny Chicken Dumplings and Mushroom Matchsticks YOUNG GARLIC SOUP 4 large heads of young garlic 2-½ cups milk 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 heads of young garlic, sliced 2 cups chicken stock 50 ml 35% cream TINY CHICKEN DUMPLINGS 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 egg white 3 tbsp. heavy cream ¼ cup thinly sliced green onion 2 tbsp. chopped garlic chives 2 tbsp. chopped parsley Water for poaching MUSHROOM MATCHSTICKS 6 large white mushrooms Truffle oil Serves 6, Preparation 30 minutes, Cooking Time 30 minutes

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In a preheated heavy 4-quart saucepan, add the oil and butter, heat until the foam in the butter subsides, add the onion and garlic, sweat over low heat until soft and translucent, do not brown. Add the blanched garlic, chicken stock and reserved garlic infused milk. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and puree with a hand blender. Strain through a fine meshed sieve (this can be done in advance). Prepare the Tiny Chicken Dumplings: Bring 1 quart of salted water to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Dice the chicken breast into one-inch pieces, puree in a food processor until smooth, slowly add the egg white and cream. Remove the chicken puree from the food processor and put it in a medium bowl, add the green onion, garlic chives and chopped parsley, mix well until the herbs are well incorporated. Using a piping bag fitted with a small plain tip, pipe the chicken dumplings into the poaching water and cut off into ¼ inch lengths. Poach for 2 minutes and remove to a tray to cool. Prepare the Mushroom Matchsticks: Brush the mushrooms to remove any dirt, trim the stems off, slice the caps lengthwise and cut into thin matchsticks. Assemble the Dish: Reheat the chicken dumplings in a pan with a small amount of butter, add chicken stock and reduce to a glaze, transfer to preheated soup bowls. Heat the garlic soup base over moderate heat, add the cream, reduce slightly and correct seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary, ladle the garlic soup over the chicken dumplings. Float the mushroom matchsticks on the surface of the soup and drizzle with truffle oil. Serve immediately.

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Ah Spring! After a long frigid winter in the Quinte region, just the thought of spring is enough to make you pause, smile . . . and take a long, deep breath. It’s something that most of us don’t do enough of in our daily lives, unless perhaps you’re a yogi or yogini. In Sanskrit, yoga means union of the body and mind and is an ancient discipline for strengthening both. Yoga postures, or asanas, strengthen the body. Yogic breathing, or prana, is the life force that sustains the body and helps to focus and calm the mind. Pranayama, or breath control, is believed to enhance the prana and send healing energy throughout the body. The highest manifestation of prana is thought. The grossest manifestation is the motion of the lungs, which enables all other body movements and functions. Yogis believe that all diseases of the body can be destroyed from the root by controlling and regulating prana. Most of us control our breath unconsciously. If we bang a knee, we hold our breath and clasp the knee, which sends healing prana energy to the hurt. Conscious yogic breathing varies from easy slow deep inhalations to more advanced and complicated exercises. Yogis declare that the correct habit of breathing, combined with a natural diet, would eliminate high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma and many other diseases of modern civilization. Valery Philip has a studio in Bloomfield and extensive experience in restorative Yoga. She says: “If you can breathe, you can do yoga, even if you’re bed-ridden or paraplegic. You can do yoga exercises for the eyes or hands, or while relaxing on a mat on your back, provided you focus on the breath. You can even do yoga at home while you’re vacuuming, if you relax and breathe while you’re doing it. But if you’re not breathing deeply, the activity isn’t yoga . . . it’s just gymnastics.”

r the and body By Cheryl Mumford

Sean Lush teaches Hatha Yoga, which combines breathing and asanas, at Mindful Movements in Belleville. He says breath control is very important for engaging the relaxation response and gaining mental clarity. Sean says: “When the body’s under stress, the natural reaction is fight or flight, which alters the blood PH towards the less healthful acidic side. Most people are stressed during the day but don’t realize it. Breathing exercises and awareness teach them how to shift out of the stress mode and perform relaxing breaths from the diaphragm. They become more aware that they can choose to relax rather than be stressed.” The Quinte region has numerous excellent Yoga teachers, centres and retreats that teach breathing, meditation and asanas. Most offer ‘drop-in’ classes as well as ongoing courses. All Yogic exercises are based on a formula of stretching, relaxation, deep breathing and increasing circulation and concentration. COUNTY & QUINTE LIVING SPRING 2011


Of course, once you’ve gained some knowledge of Yoga you may want to venture farther afield for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Sivananda Yoga, which began in Montreal in the early ‘60s, has a camp in Val Morin, a ranch in New York state, a retreat in the Bahamas and many other Ashrams and centres in India and other parts of the world. Whether local, or afar, venture outside this spring, go for a nice long walk, pause, smile and don’t forget to breathe. Cheryl Mumford is an award-winning Quinte based writer and photographer.

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NORTHPORT HOUSE CIRCA 1812 $1,950,000. Exclusive! History, character and elegance! 5.5 acres with private harbour on the Bay of Quinte. Coach House, manicured grounds and approx. 7,000 sq. ft. of gracious living.

BEST-KEPT SECRET! $1,249,000. Total privacy at this 11+ acre retreat on Long Reach. Spectacular stone house nestled among the trees plus a waterside gazebo! Almost 700’ of shoreline and a mooring for your boat! This could be yours for Summer 2011!

CLEAN LINES/HIGH STYLE! $1,100,000. Perhaps the County’s most-sophisticated design! Open spaces, walls of glass, hardwood, stone and wonderful views of Alolphus Reach! Main floor master plus three guest suites.

BRING THE FAMILY! PICTON BAY $850,000. Perfect family home or B&B! Almost 2 acres on the Bay within walking distance of downtown. Five bedrooms, pool, large family room and double Victorian parlours.

PICTON BAY OPPORTUNITY! $749,000. Handsome bungalow on the edge of town. Sprawling lawns – plus a separate workshop/bunkie. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, library and a family room with cathedral ceilings.

START YOUR OWN COUNTY TRADITION! $439,000. Ideal hobby farm on 7 acres with wonderful views over Pleasant Bay. Rolling land features aerated pond, 400’ waterfront and a handsome 1985 3/4 bedroom home.

HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME! $369,000. Beautifully proportioned farmhouse completely updated in recent years! Main floor family room, master suite, and gracious reception rooms. 4.7 acres.

BLOOMFIELD ON THE MILLPOND $299,000. Calling all entrepreneurs! Beautiful renovation in the village could lend itself to commercial uses. Master suite, separate carriage house, and great chef’s kitchen.

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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 April 15 – 17 A Bench and a Few Good Chairs Celebrate spring at the 7th Annual County Garden Show. A three-day event dedicated the “the delights of the garden”. Presented by the Edith Fox Life and Loss Centre. Includes silent and live auctions, family activities and a wide array of vendors. 613.476.1128


30th Annual Quinte West Home & Leisure Show & Quinte Women’s Show The show consistently attracts nearly 3000 visitors and over 90 local vendors. Grand prize of 1,000 Home Show Bucks. Admission $2, Trenton arena.

April 17 County Reads Launch During this event the presenters and their books will be announced and introduced in anticipation of the main event. 1:30-3:00pm Books and Company, 289 Main St, Picton.

April 16 & 17, 23 & 24 Picton Rotary Waterfalls Tour Bring your camera and wear your hiking shoes. Rare opportunity to view the falls located on private property. 613.476.1309.

A Wedding to Adore - The Bridal Show Wine tasting, free engagement photos, food sampling, fashion show. Daycare for the groom on the golf course. $20 per couple. Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club,


1820 Old Highway 2, Belleville. 613.968.7404 x 25 www.facebook. com/bayofquintegolf April 19 – 30 Hats! The Musical Exploding with fun. A woman facing the Big 5-0 learns about fun, friendship and things that don’t really matter. Directed by Debbie Collins. Stirling Festival Theatre, Stirling.

April 23 Giant Easter Egg Hunt & Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt, spring & Easter arts and crafts, contests & prizes, music and special guests. W. Zwick’s Park, Belleville events.cfm April 27 Concert of Stars Presented by the Quinte Rotary Music Festival. Held at Albert College, Belleville. www. April 27 – 29 Trenton Art Club Annual Show & Sale 30th annual show of artists’ works in a variety of mediums. 10am-6pm, City Hall. Free 613.398.6525. April 28 Mystery, Muse & Music Crime writers of Canada’s Annual Arthur Ellis Award short list event with authors J.D.Carpenter, Hillary Macleod, Janet Kellough & more! Co-sponsored by the Prince Edward County Authors Festival. Free admission. Books & Co., Picton 613.476.3037.

April 29 Comedian Buzz Collins & Hypnotist Show Presented by Lennox & Addington Interval House. Napanee Lions Hall, 57 County Rd 8, Napanee. 613.354.3346 for tickets.

The Trentones Performing with the Ontario Youth A Capella Chorus, the Centennial SS Choir and guest quartets. 8pm Calvary Temple, 679 Dundas St W. Belleville $20, students $10. 613.962.0892.

April 29 & 30 The Odd Couple Can opposites coexist? Fast-paced, witty dialogue and unforgettable characters. Apr 29-30, May 5,6,7,12, 13, 14 at 8pm, Matinee May 1 & 8. The Brighton Barn Theatre www. 613.475.2144.

April 30 & May 1 Health and Fitness Expo Shopping, educational seminars, fitness demos, fabulous feature speakers including Margaret Trudeau, entertainers and Wall of Wii. $5 Wally Dever Arena, Belleville. www.

April 29 – May 1 County Antique Spring Show A wide selection of antiques and collectibles, held at the Crystal Palace, Picton. 613.393.5886. April 30 Albert College Gala ‘Licence to Thrill’ at Casino Royale Gala Dinner and Auction. Cocktail reception and gourmet VIP dinner created by L’Auberge de France. Come dressed formally or as your favourite Bond character. Online auction.

Thread of Time Quilt Show Presented by Quinte Quilters Guild. 10am-4pm Quinte Curling Club, 246 Bridge St. W. Belleville. Admission $6. Husbands get in free. 613.969.1064. Antique Automobile Flea Market Admission $5. Children under 12 free. 9am -5pm. Stirling Fairgrounds. 70.292.7785. May 2 Woodwind Quintet Concert The Five features classical, broadway, ragtime and more. An enjoyable evening for the whole family. Saint

Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 339 Main Street, Picton Tickets $20; seniors & students $15, children $10 at the door. May 5 to 14 The Odd Couple Can opposites coexist? Fast-paced, witty dialogue and unforgettable characters. Apr 29-30, May 5,6,7,12, 13, 14 at 8pm, Matinee May 1 & 8. The Brighton Barn Theatre www. 613.475.2144. May 6 For the Love O’ Nat Presented by Dean Hollin. Accompanied by a live jazz trio. The Regent Theatre, Picton. 613476.8416. Alberta Young Memorial Jamboree Marble Church Arts Centre, Actonolite. Tickets $8. May 6 – 8 The Gondaliers – Command Performance Choir Over Mother’s Day weekend the choir will give 3 performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Goldoliers” at St. Andrews Prebysterian Church, 31 King St., Picton. Tickets $18 in advance or $20 at the door can be purchased on line at













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May 7 7th Annual Invisible Ribbon Gala An evening of gourmet food and local wine to support the Military Family Resources Centre. Live and silent auctions featuring items from around the world. Tickets $100 each. 613.965.3575. Big Band Revue Featuring the Commodore’s Orchestra. Proceeds to support Belleville General Hospital Auxiliary Education Endowment Fund. 7:30pm Maranatha Church, 100 College St W., Belleville. Tickets $20 available at the door or call 613.968.8691. The Legend in Black A musical tribute to the genius of country music, Johnny Cash. Starring Bill Cayley. Presented by Stirling Festival Theatre, Stirling. May 7 - 8 Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby One of the largest fresh water sports fishing weekends in North America, attracting over 5,000 entrants each year. Trenton Kiwanis Club’s. May 11 – 14 Annual Prince Edward County Authors Festival Readings, poetry in the pub, panel discussions, workshops, master classes, County Reads and more. Books & Company, Main St., Picton. 613.476.3037. May 13 Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King With their Texas Blues Band. The Regent Theatre, Picton. 613476.8416. May 13 & 14 Frankford Antiques & Collectables Show & Sale Frankford Lions Club, 50 Centre St. Frankford. 613.398.1936. May 14 The County Reads Debate A fun, free event to close this year’s Authors Festival. All are welcome to attend this light-hearted, if spirited debate. 3:30-5:00pm Books and Company, 289 Main St. Picton. anne. Mariners Gala Dinner Elegant evening held at The Waring House. By reservation only. Tickets $75. Call 613.476.2148 ext. 426


May 14 - 15 Quilts 2011 Heritage Quilters’ Guild two-day event will feature fabulous display of heritage quilts; little quilt silent auction, selection of quilt supplies, refreshment area, raffle baskets, boutique and demos. 10am-4pm Strathcona Paper Centre Recreation Complex, McPherson Drive, Napanee. 613.388.2606

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May 14 – 23 Spring Birding Festival Bird Banding, guided tours. Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory.

May 22 O’Hara Mill Opening Day Plant & seed sale, garden craft demonstrations. Take a step back in time while viewing the Pioneer buildings. 12-3pm O’Hara mill Homestead Conservation Park, Madoc 613.473.1725

May 15 Mostly Mozart The Quinte Symphony with Belleville’s award-winning Luke Bell. Bridge Street Church, Belleville. Ride for Hunger 2011 Gleaners Food Drive Ride for Hunger.12 noon. Ride starts at the Market Square on Pinnacle Street, Belleville. Registration $20 per person and includes a 50/50 ticket. rideforhunger.html May 18 & 19 The International Tenors Everything you could hope to hear in a three-tenor concert. Stirling Festival Theatre, Stirling. www. May 19 – 22, 27 - 29 Jake’s Woman By Neil Simon, directed by Len Hirst. It centers on Jake, a writer with a struggling marriage and an inability to write productively. Showing May 19-22, 27-29 and June 3-4. My Theatre, Trenton. May 21 Fashion for a Cause The Dressing Room and Friends are proud to present a fashion show and auction. Proceeds will benefit medical equipment needs at PEC Memorial Hospital. Cocktail hour and appetizers, live and silent auction during the show. Wellington & District Community Centre. Tickets $40. 613.966.7171 or the May 21 & 22, 28 & 29 Heirloom Tomato Seedling Sale Vicki’s Veggies offers a sale of heritage tomato seedlings and more. Gardening advice, as well as the beauty of the farm. First of two weekends. 81 Morrison Point Road,


May 27 & 29 Oak Hills Studio Tour Tour several artisit’s studios within the scenic Oak Hills & Quinte West. 1-am – 5 pm. 613.395.5959.

May 21 – 23 Welcome Weekend – Gathering of Friends Victoria Day Weekend at Ameliasburgh Historical Museum and Pioneer Village, 517 County Road 19, Ameliasburgh 613.968.9678 for more information.

May 28 Terroir The 6th Annual Prince Edward County Wine Celebration. Wine tastings, food pairings, seminars and demonstrations. Noon to 5pm. Historic Crystal Palace in Picton. Admission $30 pp at the door or $25 pre-booked. 613.403.4455

May 22 Gordon Lightfoot in Concert Strathcona Paper Centre, McPherson Dr., Napanee. 613.533.5997 or May 25 – June 4 Aleck Bell: A Canadian Pop Rock Musical IANA Theatre Company. Marble Church Arts Centre, Actinolite

Doors Open Deseronto & Napanee Doors Open Ontario comes back to Greater Napanee. Featuring interesting heritage sites in Napanee and Deseronto. 1.877.354.6601. June 2 Wingfield’s Progress By Dan Needles starring Rod Beattie. The Regent Theatre, Picton. 613476.8416.

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June 2 – 18 The Pajama Game Belleville Theatre Guild presents the musical The Pajama Game with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Director Steve Forrester. Pinnacle Playhouse, Belleville. 613.967.1442. June 3 & 4 Jake’s Woman By Neil Simon, directed by Len Hirst. It centers on Jake, a writer with a struggling marriage and an inability to write productively. Showing May 19-22, 27-29 and June 3-4. My Theatre, Trenton. June 4 & 5 The Great Canadian Cheese Festival The Festival will be an annual showcase of outstanding Canadian artisan, farmstead and specialty cheese paired with fine wine, craft beer and artisan food. Tasting seminars, workshops, plant tours, demonstrations and more. Crystal Palace, Picton

June 5 All for the Animals Walkathon Annual fundraiser for the Lennox & Addington OSPCA. Takes place in Napanee with satellite events in Bath. Registration starts @ 11am. L&A OSPCA, 152 Richmond Blvd., Napanee 613.354.2492. June 10 Relay For Life PEC Canadian Cancer Society, 7 pm Picton Fairgrounds. Call 613.962.0686 for details or to register. June 10 – 12 Quinte’s Isle Bluegrass Celebration A weekend of music, food and fun. Bands and musicians from across the County and across Canada are coming to entertain and jam. Portion of the proceeds to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Elvis – Stephen Kabakos Three extraordinarily fun concerts including a special Sunday afternoon Gospel to Rock concert. Stirling Festival Theatre. 613.395.2100




June 10 – 18 Black Light Magic The Light Magicals perform at the Brighton Barn Theatre. 613.475.2144

Artisans in the Village Ameliasburgh Historical Museum and Pioneer Village, 517 County Rd 19, Prince Edward County. 613.968.9678.

June 11 O’Hara Mill Dinner Auction Dinner and live auction with Boyd Sullivan, handcrafted furniture items, silent auction, door prizes and more. Starts 5pm. Madoc Township Hall, Eldorado 613.473.1725

June 13 Mount Musicians for Mr. Tabor Presented by TaborFix, a benefit concert for Mt. Tabor Community Playhouse. The Regent Theatre, Picton. 613476.8416.

Gardener’s Gala “Back to Basics – Back to Green” Event includes floral competition, tea room, speakers, local vendors. Sponsored by the PEC Horticultural Society. Picton Fairground. June 12 227th Anniversary of the Loyalist Landing A commemorative service in remembrance of the landing of the Loyalists under the command of Major Peter van Alstine in Adolphustown on June 16, 1784, and the United Empire Loyalist settlers. 2pm At St. Alban The Martyr Church, Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown. Call 613-373-0115.

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June 17 – July 3 Art in the County Prince Edward County Art’s Council’s juried art show and sale. Broad range of work including watercolour, acrylic, oil, glass, fibre, ceramics, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more. Free Admission.10am-5pm daily. Old Town Hall, King St., Picton June 17 - 19 Prince Edward Curling Antique Show and Sale Prince Edward Curling Club at the Picton Fairgrounds, 375 Main St. Picton. Call Janet Bryant 613.476.2078.

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June 18 Art Among the Ruins A large outdoor art show and sale set among picturesque ruins of a 19th century mill beside rapids of the Napanee River. Features local artists showcasing juried-quality paintings, sculpture, mosaic tile, fibre, wood, paper, photography and more. Free admission. BBQ lunch available to purchase. 613.378.6516. June 18 & 19 6th Annual Stirling Truck Show ‘We’re going green’. Stirling Fairgrounds, presented by the Stirling and District Lions Club.

June 24 St-Jean-Baptiste Celebration Held on Baker’s Island, CFB Trenton. Family activities at 4 pm followed by an evening concert at 7 pm. Fireworks, bonfire. Everyone invited. 613.955.8837. June 25 Quinte Flywheels Antiques & Equipment Show Ameliasburgh Historical Museum and Pioneer Village, 517 County Road 19, Prince Edward County. 613.968.9678. June 28 – July 8 Amelia: the Girl Who Wants to Fly By Governor General’s Award winning playwright John Gray. Gray’s entertaining and engaging musical about iconic aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Presented by Festival Players. Fields on West Lake, Prince Edward County.


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Ten Thousand Villages Page 7 The Blue House Page 60 Wish Home Accents and Gifts Page 53 Home Improvement/ Design A&E Ceramic Tile Page 49 Anderson Equipment Sales Page 25 Castle Building C.F. Evans Lumber Page 43 Fireplace Specialties Page 20 Friel Heating and Air Conditioning Page 30 Garage Door Company Page 67 Plumbing Plus Page 52 Rona Page 67 St. Lawrence Pools Page 3 Staging for Success Page 35 The County Bathroom Co. Page 29 The County Fireplace Company Page 49 The Window Centre Page 6 William Design Company Page 19 Landscape/Garden BMA Hydroponics Page 43 Farmgate Gardens Page 29 Kingston Nurseries Page 30 Lockyers Country Gardens Page 25 Soil Hogs Page Page 68 Professional Services/ Financial Linda Garrard – Investors Group CFP,CSA Page 52 Marc Polidoro Photography Page 52

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Born in Toronto, Jeanne Beker began her career in show business landing a recurring role in the CBC sitcom TOBY in 1968. She studied at the Herbert Berghoff Studio in New York City, theatre at York University in Toronto and mime in Paris with Marcel Marceau’s teacher, the great Etienne Decroux. Jeanne started in radio which led to television with THE NEWMUSIC and then MuchMusic. She was the host of FASHION TELEVISION, designed her own line of clothing, and co-executive produced the documentary series COVER STORIES. Jeanne is a judge on CTV’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, and enjoys recurring spots on CTV’s CANADA AM and ETALK . Jeanne was the editor-in-chief of FQ Magazine and SIR Magazine and is a regular featured columnist with The Globe and Mail. She has authored Jeanne Unbottled: Adventures in High Style, The Big Night Out and Passion for Fashion: Careers in Style. Her awards include the Vantage Women of Originality Award, the Variety Club Diamond Award and Crystal Jury Award in 2006 from Women in Film and Television. Jeanne Beker is one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion industry both here at home and around the world. When she can, Jeanne relaxes at her farm in the Northumberland/Quinte region.



What is it about being on the cusp that is so great? Because from that vantage point, you can see the forest for the trees. If you wanted to unlock the secrets to eternal life, what would you do? Get some comfy shoes, and a face-lift tout de suite! What have you not got from your life so far that you hope to get? Peace of mind and a whole lotta money. What magic elixir would you like to create? One that would cure a broken heart. Why should we dance more? Because it keeps you in rhythm and lightens the heart. Define great looking? Radiating positive energy. How do you know you have come into contact with a beautiful mind? When you feel you can touch a beautiful heart. If you were going to launch a new prohibition, what would you outlaw? Procrastination. What do you want to rebel against? Mediocrity. What do you do to mend a broken heart? Fall in love again. We all hope there will be one more time. One more time for what? For great sex, of course!





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