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Sydenham High School Fundraiser for Drew Cumpson by Jeff Green rew Cumpson, a Sydenham High School alumnus who suffered a devastating injury while he was on an exchange program in Peru a year ago, is still recovering in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kingston General Hospital. Last week, he was interviewed via Skype by the Guelph University student newspaper (he was enrolled in the hospitality program at Guelph at the time of his injury) During the interview he said he plans to start back at Guelph again as early as next fall. Once he is able to leave the ICU and eventually the hospital as well, he will need a high quality, technologically advanced wheelchair in order to get around, and that’s what the Sydenham High School Manufacturing Specialist students are trying to fund. Teacher Mike Mol applied to the Limestone Learning Foundation to pay for the materials to build a high end utility trailer to raffle off o raise money for Drew Cumpson. Mike Maol calls he trailer they made “the ultimate trailer for someone with a landscaping business”. It has ramps at the front and the back in order to easily load at least two pieces of equipment. With additional help from Trousdale’s Home Hardware, Princess Auto and ES Fox in Kingston, all of the materials were gathered together for the project. Grades 10, 11, and 12 manufacturing technology students designed the trailer and then built it. Jeff Smith, a community member who is also a welder, came in to the class and demonstrated welding techniques for the students. He completed all the structural welds himself. The 6’ x 12’ trailer has a folding rear ramp and removable front ramps for side


SHS manufacturing technology students demonstrating the hauling capacity of the trailer that is being raffled off this month loading, and is rated for 3,500 lb. hauling capacity. It has 15 inch rims, and LED lights as well. Mike Mol estimates its value at $2,500. Now that the trailer has been completed it is being raffled off. Five thousand tickets have been printed and they are now available at a price of $2 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at Sydenham High School, at local businesses in Sydenham as well as at select locations in Verona and Sharbot Lake. “If we can sell all the tickets we will be able to put $10,000

towards a wheelchair for Drew,” said Mike Moll, “because thanks to the donated labour and the Limestone Learning Foundation we have absolutely no costs associated with building the trailer.” There is one month for ticket sales to take place, as the ticket will be drawn during the Learning Foundation’s golf tournament at Loyalist Country Club on June 1. A list of locations where tickets are on sale will be published when it becomes available.

Foresters facing uncertain future: Market for poplar, birch, will disap-

pear if mill follows through on closure threat by Jeff Green n spite of the announcement that the Norampac Trenton Paper Mill will be closing on June 1, there is still hope that a contract settlement will be reached with 137 workers at the plant, which will allow the mill to keep operating, according to Tom Richardson, the general manager of the Mazinaw Lanark Foresters Association (MLFA). “Talks are still continuing as far as I know,” said Richardson, “and therefore the mill closure is not a done deal.” The Trenton Norampac mill is a contributing member of the MLFA, so if it pulls out of its membership that will have an impact on the association’s budget. More importantly, if the company follows through with closure plans, it would have a major impact on the independent family logging operators in MLFA, who will lose their only customer for poplar and birch logs. Until recently, those logs have been sold to Norampac as pulp wood. “The hardwoods, the maples and oaks, can be sold as fuel wood, but there is no alternate market for the poplar and birch that


Lions Country Jamboree sells out M embers of the Sharbot Lake & District Lions Club had no idea how many people their first ever country jamboree on April 29 would draw. “I started to think we were on to something in the days before the Jamboree,” said Lion Linda Zwier, “because we were getting quite a few phone calls and tickets were selling well. The weather was sunny on Sunday for

the first time in a week, but by the time the first band took the stage at 1:00, the Sharbot Lake High School cafetorium was full, and the crowd was already in a mood for dancing. A crew of veteran musicians kept the audience on their feet until after the scheduled 4 p.m. closing time. This won’t be the last Lions Jamboree

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our members harvest,” said Richardson, “so if the plant does indeed close it will affect our members in a very direct way.” The closest alternative pulp mill is in Thurso, Quebec, but shipping costs to that mill are prohibitive. Mazinaw Lanark Forest Inc. is a co-operative corporation of foresters who hold licenses to harvest stands of timber on crown land in L&A, Frontenac and Lanark Counties. By the terms of the logging agreements the corporation’s members have with the provincial government, they must adhere to strict forestry standards, so they will have to continue to harvest poplar and birch in addition to more lucrative species in order to ensure the long-term viability of the crown land forest. So they may find themselves stuck with logs that have no market value and still need to be dealt with in some fashion, which will add costs to the foresters’ operations. Norampac announced plans to close the mill on April 12, but has issued no public statements on the matter since that date. The mill received $3.3 million in provincial funding as part of a $14 million upgrade in 2009.

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South Frontenac to get a coat of arms by Jeff Green It’s been quietly in the works for almost a year, and now it’s almost official. South Frontenac Township will be joining the world of heraldry. While all the local municipalities have developed township logos over the years, South Frontenac is the first to have an official coat of arms, and a flag is soon to follow. It was Councilor Mark Tinlin who brought the idea of a distinctive township coat of arms to council. “I received a letter from Bruce Patterson, who is the Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, congratulating me on winning the election and in that letter he drew my attention to the fact that South Frontenac does not have a coat of arms. As far as I know, neither do any of the other amalgamated townships in the region, but there are hundreds of municipalities, colleges and universities, even families and individuals that have their own coats of arms. So I brought the idea to Council, and a year or so later, here we are,” said Mark Tinlin. There are four quilted banners in the council chambers that were inherited from Storrington, Loughborough, Portland, and Bedford, the four original townships that became South Frontenac at the beginning of 1998, almost 15 years ago, and some of the imagery from those banners has been incorporated into the proposed coat of arms. In order to ensure that the township’s coat of arms would make use of proper heraldic standards, the township has been working with Bruce Patterson to prepare what are called “armorial bearings” for Council’s consideration. The proposed bearings were shown in a preliminary sketch, (reproduced at right) which Mr. Patterson said should not be taken as a final proposal by any means as it is only meant to show council where the various elements of the coat of arms will be located. At the top of the sketch there is a loon, “A symbol of the township’s many lakes,” according to Mr. Patterson. The Loon is perched on a “coronet, a symbol of municipal au-

thority, and there are three griffin’s claws on the coronet. These claws “are the arms of the Comte de Frontenac, after whom the township…is named. Frontenac was the Governor of New France from 1672-1682, and 1689-1698, and established a fort in what is now Kingston.” The two stags on the left and right sides are prominent features. As a local animal, “they represent the forests of the township, a reminder of the importance of the forestry industry in earlier times, as well as recreational hunting. A stag’s head also appears on the arms of Lord Sydenham, Governor General of Canada between 1839-1841.” A milk canister, which is reproduced on a crest on the stag on the left, represents the dairy industry, and a fish with a hook on the right hand stag represents recreational fishing.

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In the centre, the shield features “four white bullrushes (cattails) arranged as a cross, their heads in the centre.” According to Bruce Patterson, the bulrushes are features of the many lakes of the township, and “allude to the natural setting for the notable tourism and recreation part of the local economy, at the same time referring to the four predecessor municipalities.” The rocky base represents the Frontenac axis of the Canadian Shield. Trillium flowers are the floral emblem of Ontario, and the “waves at the bottom are another indication of the many lakes of the township.” wrote Bruce Patterson. The proposed flag is rectangular and features a central yellow square on which is the shield from the arms, flanked by two blue panels on each side. While members of Council were generally receptive of the proposed coat of arms, they did request that the three Griffon’s feet be reduced to two, and that the township’s Aboriginal heritage be recognised through the use of four colours that represent the north, east, west, and south. “The suggestions have gone back to be looked at, and should be back at Council within two to four weeks,” said Tinlin. Tinlin hopes that the official coat of arms, which will be hand drawn by people from Heraldry Canada, will be adopted in the early to mid-fall. “This should be something that brings the community together,” he said, “an exercise in finding a common identity.”

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“She looks just like her dad!” “Isn’t he the spitting image of his mom?” We’re not quite sure why spitting is part of that popular expression, but it’s time to dig out the photo albums. This year we are once again running our parent and child lookalike photo contests. For the Mother’s Day contest, please email, mail or bring in your photos of a mother and her child by noon on Tuesday May 8. The Father’s Day contestants will have until 4 p.m. June 8, 2012. Two sets of winners will be chosen for each contest, and each pair will receive a $25 gift certificate to a restaurant of their choice within our coverage area. Faxed photos cannot be accepted. For our location, email and snail mail addresses, please see the right side of our masthead at the top of page 3. Unless otherwise requested when the photos are submitted, we will post all the entries on our website. And P.S. - please don’t shoot the judges.


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OPENING OF THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at 2491 Keeley Road opened for the season on Thursday, April 5th from 3pm to 8pm running every Thursday during the same times until the end of October.

SYDENHAM OFFICE RENOVATIONS The Township is renovating the main floor of the municipal offices to improve both service and accessibility. During the next several months service is available on the lower level with entry from our rear door. Please note that the lower level is not fully accessible for those with mobility challenges. Please call 613 376-3027 for accessible customer service.

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with you and certainly understand your frustration when faced with this public relation exercise of verbal stonewalling. Such language is often used when organizations have to make a statement but want to protect themselves by claiming that they were misunderstood when they are confronted. Here are the results of my humble attempt at deciphering what was said. “Resource monitoring programs will be re-designed to reduce delivery costs. These programs will be consistent with the ministry’s higher tolerance to risk and the move to landscape level planning.” Translation: Programs will be re-designed with the objective to reduce costs. The rationale used to reduce costs will be that the MNR is now willing to take a lot more chances with regards to the consequences that such cost cutting may incur. “Taking a risk based approach would allow the MNR to better prioritise decision-making and resource allocation within broader ecosystem consideration.” Translation: Decisions at the MNR level to support or expend funds for programs/projects will be prioritized based on the seriousness of the possible consequences these decisions would have on the ecosystem and consequently for the MNR. This explains how a risk-based approach relates to higher tolerance to risk? Simply put, along with a reduced budget, the MNR leadership was probably assured by the government that they would not be blamed should the cost cutting result in serious consequences for the environment. The rest of the statement about core business lines, etc. just means that the MNR will try to look like it is doing its job. But, the reality is that it is not. For example, as you so aptly put it, by reducing the number of Field Officers to its absolute minimum, the MNR is saving money, yes, but there is no one out there to protect the environment from those who are always willing to break the law for their own profit. This is a good example of “risk based approach and high tolerance to risk”. The MNR will not enforce the law and it hopes that the consequences to the environment will not be too great. I would suggest that reducing the number of researchers within the MNR and increasing the number of Field Officers would result in better protection of the environment. I commend you on bringing these facts to the attention of your readers. If there is one thing that politicians and bureaucrats have an aversion to, it is the public eye. Please don’t stop. - J.P. Pare

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y name is Christine and I live in England. On May 19 I will be in Mountain Grove and Parham for the purpose of researching my ancestors who emigrated to Frontenac-Mountain Grove in 1858. Jesse Stinchcombe and wife Jane Lydia King and also his brother James Stinchcombe and wife Jane Beverley lived and brought up their children in and around Mountain Grove. I am trying to trace any living relative descended from the Stinchcombes who could furnish me with information about where they lived. Any stories and old photos would be appreciated. If you can help, please email me at and I will make contact with you during my stay in Canada. - Christine West

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nderstanding that being on council is not an easy task at the best of times, I have been reluctant to send comments to the local papers, but after some of the latest reports from the way our taxes are considered by this council, I feel a need to put my nickel’s worth in. The idea of making the tax increase 2.99% instead of 3.0% is treating the ratepayers like they don't have enough intelligence to determine the difference. The tax increase should be what is needed, not what looks better. Buying trucks that are Omaha Orange just doesn't make sense. Why are they not just purchasing trucks of a colour that is readily available with no increase in cost for colour. The township is not a company that needs to have colour recognition. Why is the township logo on the side of a navy blue, grey etc truck not acceptable? The trucks could then be sold to local people instead of being traded and I am sure they would get more for them than the reported trade-in value they received. The latest is the increase in the Gas Tax revenue from the county. Do they not realize that this money is for the taxpayers to help offset tax increases as a result of items that were transferred from the province? This is not a slush fund for council to find a way to spend with discussion of a one-time project. Cut taxes and have a ZERO tax increase for once. We have been through the township water issue and all the costs to the taxpayer in general associated with it, a new library that one has to question the need for when you see the usage and renovations to the town hall. Will this generate efficiencies that will save the taxpayer money or will it just create a parking problem in the village? Obviously council is not sensitive to the fact that many residents of the township have had their incomes reduced through loss of employment, lower paying employment, lower interest rates on investments, losses due to stock market conditions, etc. I believe it is time for a wake up call - if the taxes are not required to maintain the township, then don't raise them; give people a break with a 0 increase. You are spending other people's money. - Bill Flynn

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am a Canadian – born 1935 and I have never gone to a hockey game. I think that the violence is disgusting. Imagine the years and years of practice and training to be a good player, and then some goon can knock your head half off and it’s all wasted – and the game is ruined. I hope they clear it up and I’ll go to a game before I die of old age. - Carmel Gowan

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Watching the water levels and gauging the rain - water management on local lakes by Jeff Green


lot of people take an interest in spring weather. Gardeners wonder when they should put their peas in, or if they should start their tomatoes earlier. Road crews watch to see when the roads should be graded and whether half load rules should be relaxed. Local firefighters worry about hot dry weather in the early spring, as was the case this year. The dryness caused fire bans to be implemented (they have now been removed). For Gord Mountenay, the water management supervisor for Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA), and for his colleagues at the Rideau Valley and Cataraqui Region Conservation Authorities, fall water levels, winter snow pack and run-off and spring rains are all factors that must be weighed before decisions about how to manage the water flows between the upper and lower lakes on the watersheds they manage are made. “Rain and snow melt dictates whether we will have a flood, have water for recreation in the summer, or simply be able to manage the river in a way residents have become accustomed to,” Mountenay said in a recent communiqué about lower than average water levels in some of the upper lakes in the Mississippi system. “Yet, water managers can’t make it rain when it’s needed or where it’s needed, nor can we stop it once there is enough, and only nature warms and cools temperature to affect the snowmelt. What we can do is recognize the changes in the weather and adapt our management practices where needed.” With a minimal snow pack this year and

lower than average rainfall last fall, Mountenay decided to begin holding water back on lakes in North Frontenac earlier than normal. With the warm weather in early April some cottagers were inclined to come to their cottage properties earlier than normal and Mountenay released a warning in midApril that putting docks in earlier than normal is not a good idea because water levels were low on many of the lakes, and as levels rise with spring rain the docks could end up being under water. “This spring in particular we are concerned about holding water in the upper lakes so we can ensure that Crotch Lake, which is the main reservoir lake for the Mississippi River system, is up to the level we need it to be at for recreation purposes in the summer season. We are always mindful that once water is removed from lakes it cannot be replaced except by rainfall. “Generally speaking, putting a dock in before mid-May is not recommended. Water management from April through the end of May is focused on limiting high water and flooding, and moderating levels for wildlife habitat. During the high recreational use summer months, docks become part of the flood management priority, but this is not the case in the spring.” MVC provides daily or weekly updates of water levels on Mississippi Lake and all other monitored lakes on its website at mvc. The site also provides information on stream flows and rainfall collected at monitoring stations across the watershed.

South Frontenac Council - by Wilma Kenny


pologies took up a large amount of South Frontenac Council’s twenty-nine minute meeting, held May 1st. Challenged by Councillors Ron Vandewal and Del Stowe, Public Works Manager Mark Segsworth admitted that, in hindsight, he should have tendered out the electrical work for installing the football field lights. The error came about, he said, as a result of efforts to lower the cost of the work. Planner Lindsay Mills said that he had failed to inform severance applicants Walter and Cheryl Silver that one of their lot applications was too close to the intersection of Road 38, and could not have an entrance permit. The Silvers requested and received

full refund of their application fee. Councillor Naish was on the hot seat because the Storrington recreation committee, of which he is a member, used funds approved for a “storage shed on a base” to purchase a trailer instead. Naish said the change in plans should have been discussed with Central Recreation, but said the trailer was vandal-proof. The purpose of the storage was for storage of horseshoes for the seven rebuilt horseshoe pits. “Our strength is our community” Council approved the township’s new motto, “Our strength is our community”, which was chosen over 5 other finalists in a public contest. The motto is to become part of the new coat of arms.

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· Denbigh Diners’ Club is this coming Monday, May 7, followed by Bingo at the Denbigh Griffith Lions Club on Tuesday, May 8, and to end your week, we have Denbigh Euchre on Friday night, the 11th. Lots of things to do if you’re looking for a nice luncheon with your neighbours or an evening out. Let’s not forget the Spring Concert happening on Saturday, the 5th, at Denbigh Township Hall. Check with Paul for available tickets at 613-333-2776. · A mixed softball fundraiser supporting “Awareness for Ovarian Cancer” will be held on Sat. May 12, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Rain or Shine! There are eight teams playing and it’s taking place at Denbigh Heritage Park. Come out and cheer on your favourite team while supporting a very worthy cause. A lot of fabulous prizes have been donated and tickets will be sold on site with draws taking place during the event. The canteen will be open all day for refreshments. For further information, contact Pam Rosenblath at 613-333-2971. · On behalf of the community, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to John Ball’s family.

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· Get Your Mothers' Day gifts!! On Friday, May 4, the Women Entrepreneurs of North Frontenac are hosting a sale featuring jewelry, crafts & artistry, photography, health & beauty products, demonstrations, and so much more. ClarMill Hall 4-8pm. All welcome! · The spaghetti dinner at the Clar-Mill Hall in Plevna was delicious! Next, the Clar-Mill Community Volunteers will hold their monthly meeting Tue. May 15 at the Clar-Mill Hall at 7

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p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. · The Volunteer Firefighters Spring ATV Run was a fun success! Thank you to those who came out to support the fire department! · North Frontenac Community Services (NFCS) is sponsoring a "Fragile Seniors Program" at the Clar-Mill Hall in Plevna every Wednesday. It is a great program for those who cannot get out on their own. NFCS need volunteer drivers within the Plevna area and they will cover cost of gas. For further information contact Paul Thiel 613-479-9988. · Jack's JAM will be held on Sat. May 19 at the Clar-Milll Hall in Plevna from 2 - 9 p.m. Potluck supper. If you sing, dance or play an instrument, we love to be entertained. This will be the last Jack's Jam until September so don't miss it. Sponsored by Clar-Mill Community Volunteers. · The Clarendon Miller Volunteer Firefighters are having a cash prize Bingo once a month on the second last Friday until September. The Bingo will be held at the Clar-Mill hall from 7 pm to 9pm. The dates are May 18, June 22, July 20, August 24, September 21.

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· St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Sydenham is holding their Fabulous Fish Fry on Friday May 4 from 5pm to 7pm, adults $12, children $6. All welcome · St Pat’s Church in Railton is holding a bingo on Monday May 7 at 7pm. · Glenburnie Church at 1028 Unity Rd is holding a yard sale on Sat. May 12 from 8am- 2pm. There will be a bake table, plants, kids stuff, compost and mulch. · The last Wing Night will take place at the Sydenham legion on Thursday May 10 at 5pm, so come and enjoy some wings with friends. Wing nights will start up again in the fall · Come out to Grace Centre on Sat. May 5 from 11am - 3pm to enjoy Music in the Garden. A local modern country group - Rock Bottom will be performing to celebrate the grand opening of the Grace Community Garden. This is a great opportunity to see the new Grace Centre and hear guest speakers such as Janette Haase, Sue Clinton and Jennifer Linton. · Remember Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on Sunday May 13. Be sure and take Mom and the whole family out to the pancake breakfast at the Sydenham Fire Hall from 8am - 1pm.



· On Saturday May 12 the Maberly Quarterly Contra & Square Dance will be held at the community hall, 8pm, with music by Sheesham & Lotus, and Martha Cooper calling the squares. No experience is necessary; a beginner's lesson starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10, children free. For more information call Maike, 613-264-1993 · Mondays, 10 – 11 am, the CPHC Seniors’ Exercise Class takes place at the ABC Hall. This is low impact aerobics. For information call Frieda 273-2453, or Joyce 273-4832. · Kudos to residents of Maberly Pines for a successful Pitch-In Week! Some residents worked all day on the Tuesday picking up garbage, and again on other days. There were at least 10 bags of garbage, 2 bed frames and springs, several gas cans, construction debris, paint cans, toys, and 40 gallon drums, and a fridge! Thanks again to those who Pitched-In, and thank you to Tay Valley Township for making two trips to take all of this away. If you participated, email me your pictures if you took any. It would have been a good shot to see Fred Barrett riding on top of the refrigerator that he and new neighbour Patrick struggled to drag out of the ditch, while Vivian Ross drove it to the corner! · Ticks can carry Lyme disease, so after being in the outdoors, be sure to check yourself over thoroughly for ticks. At this time of the year they are young and so they are smaller, barely visible to the naked eye. If you see a small bug at-


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may 3, 2012 tached to your skin that you think is a tick, remove it, save it in a baggy and immediately see your doctor. If you think you have been bitten by a tick you should call your doctor and ask to be tested. The current protocol is to treat a tick bite with an antibiotic as a prophylactic against Lyme disease, because at this early stage the antibiotic has the ability to kill the disease. If left untreated, even with later antibiotic therapy, patients can suffer with the effects of the disease. In some cases, you may have been bitten and not know it until you see a red rash in the area of the bite. See your doctor right away to rule out the possibility of Lyme disease. The topic of Lyme disease is quite controversial and there are varying opinions. Ticks attach themselves to pets too, and I just found one on my dog who was begging for my attention as I tried to get this article written. Time for a new flea and tick collar. There is more info on this topic at · Mary Cook is coming to the Maberly Hall on May 19, 2pm. Tickets are $10, call Maria Koeslag, 613-268-2175 to reserve your seat. There will be tea and dessert. · Contact Glenn Russell 273-2571 if you are interested in being part of the ABC Hall Spring Yard Sale on Saturday, May 19. Tables are supplied for inside vendors. Space will also be available outside (weather permitting).


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· Correction: In last week’s column we mistakenly identified Cash Matson as Chase Matson. Our apologies to Cash. · The people from Arden darts would like to wish Joan Guigue a very speedy recovery · Bill and Norma Pringle where very happy to have Fred Pringle from Calgary home for a few days - he made it for Norma’s birthday. Happy birthday, Norma · The Arden seniors are looking for craft people for the bazaar - please contact Barb at 613-335-2607 · May 5, the volunteer fire dept. from Arden is holding a dart tournament and bake sale - the darts are at Arden Legion - registration is from 10 to 10:45 and play starts at 11. It should be a fun day so come out and join them. All proceeds are going to the Relay for Life. · On May 12 there is an ‘80s dance from 7 to 11 p.m. at the community hall, $5 per person or $15 per family. There will be a canteen, family events, door prizes. The dance is hosted by the GEEC youth group · Land o’ Lakes school is asking people to save labels off all Campbell’s soup products - this is to help the school obtain free merchandise from the Campbell’s company. For information visit


613-335-4531 email: · Happy birthday to Marjorie Willett, Lois Parr (Fox), Graham Hart, Jason Bernard, Christine Scott, Thomas Fox, Mary Lyn Lafratta (Smith). Belated wishes to Frances Prosser, 89 · On Sat. May 5 at Mountain Grove Hall sign up for Central Frontenac baseball from 10am-1pm $10 per person or $ 25 for a family of 3 or more Contact Cory at 613-335-3735. · Many enjoyed the "Pancakes for Parkinson breakfast" on April 28 at Fairmount Home. Musical entertainment was provided as well as other activities. · Many of our local youth participated in a hockey tournament at the Invista Centre April 27, 28. Great games were played Thanks to those who organized this event · Anniversary greetings to Gerald and Miriam Howes, Joyce and Fred Smith. Enjoy your special day . · Thinking of Art, Clara Clow, Lyn Uens, Ken Smith, Dwayne Matson, Bob Conner, Garret Shorts, ElsieSnider, Violet Cooke, Ralph Steele, Harold Gray, Vera Whan, Doris Forbes, Leo Arney, Lorna Gray, Les Peterson, Rick Magie, · On May 12 Arden United Stewards are hosting the next "Eggs as you Like Them" Breakfast from 8-11am at the Arden hall. Donation jar available · Come and enjoy a social evening of euchre on Tuesday nights 7:30pm at Arden Community hall. A fun evening spon-

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sored by the recreation club · On April 29 at Sharbot Lake High School a country Jamboree was held, sponsored by the Lions. Many entertainers participated, such as the talented Arney family from Flinton, Dallas, her dad Randy, mom, Wanda, Mitch Barker, Guy Cooke and his band as well as other performers. It was great to meet old friends such as John Bolton, Marcella Raymond (Raymond). A great crowd filled the gym.

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HARROWSMITH Kelly Calthorpe


· Get well wishes to Nelson Rose, Nepean, and Jean Meeks. · Birthday wishes to Linda Knox, Dorothy Knox, Karen Briger, and Ronald Meeks. · Anniversary wishes to Robert & Joanne Meeks, Ronald & Kathy Meeks. · Through the Roof Ministries, Flinton, had a great attendance for their bluegrass evening. At the end of the evening “Uncle Charlie” approx 83 years young, sang two songs: “Love bug” and “Worn Out”. This gentleman put his heart and soul into these songs. I hope they were recorded as this was priceless. The evening’s musicians came from Deseronto, Yarker, Kingston and locally. Sally Hayes from Arden played the spoons. There is so much good local talent here, good singers, we should have our own Music Hall of Fame! · Through the Roof Youth are holding a Pancake breakfast and car wash at TTR as a fundraiser on May 12 from 9am - noon. Cost is $10 per vehicle + a free will donation

PARHAM-TICHBORNE Colleen Steele Christine Teal

· Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association is holding a 3 pitch tourney on the weekend of June 22, 23 & 24. We are looking for 8 teams again this year. We are also going to do the bindo board again - donations are graciously accepted. If you are interested in putting a team in this tournament please contact Tammy Dupuis.

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· Family & friends surprised Sherry Whan with a birthday party on Saturday night - here's to many more Sherry! As part of the party, a group travelled to Westport Saturday night to help Sherry's uncle, Shawn McCullough, at his CD “This is Me” release party. The Cove was packed with standing room only as Shawn and gang rocked the house! Shawn was happy to sign autographs on the CD or your chest, as one guy preferred! What a great investment; when Shawn goes big... that CD is gonna be worth a fortune! It was so great to see so many locals come out to support our very own. Now let's see if we can get the radio stations to play his songs as they are just too good to keep to ourselves. Great work Shawn, we are so proud of you and your amazing talent. · Thinking of you to Joan Hollywood on the loss of her mother, Margaret Janet Murray. · There will be a fish fry on Saturday May 5 at the CE Building in Parham sponsored by the Anglican Church. · Congratulations to Darcy Hartwick & his bride to be on their recent engagement. · Teams are getting practised up for the upcoming baseball season & the black flies are getting ready for it too!!! More Junior Ladies are needed for this year's season - if you are interested let any member of the Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association know or contact Harry Neadow coach who is anxiously waiting!! · Thank you to Joey Asselstine and Dennis Scott for their time in helping to get the Sharbot Lake Ball Field ready for the upcoming season. Your help is greatly appreciated by all those involved in the Minor Ball Association and those how use the field. It's so nice to have faithful volunteers to help keep the fields in shape...look for some improvements to the Parham Ballfield as District #4 Recreation Committee and helpers do some upgrades this week. Thanks to everyone who takes pride in these fields. · Happy birthday to Brooke Raymond, Mary Raymond, Shirley Mika, Barb Gable, Jacqueline Vinkle, Sherry Whan, Nicole Power, Bonnie Lowery, Krista Bertrim, Hope Stinchcombe, Amy Cooke, Don Vallier and Cindy Vinkle. · Happy Anniversary wishes to Butch & Linda Teal. · Thinking of you to Shawn Kehoe, Lyn Hannah and Butch Teal. · Central Frontenac Baseball is having their sign up for kids on Saturday May 5 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Mountain Grove Hall. The cost is $10 per child / $ 25 for a family of 3 or more. This is a fun, recreational, non-competitive league that travels within Central Frontenac. If you have any questions please call Cory Thompson @ 613-335-3735.

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· Everyone is invited to join the Southern Frontenac Community Services on May 5 from 11am-3pm at the Grace Centre in Sydenham for the opening of Grace Community Garden. The garden was designed, created and by more than 60 student volunteers from Sydenham and Sharbot Lake High Schools. The opening ceremony will begin at 11:30am and will be followed by a BBQ for purchase featuring food from our local farmers and producers. At 1pm local modern country group, Rock Bottom will perform a benefit concert from 1 to 3pm in support of the Food Bank and Seniors Day Programs. Be sure to come out and see the hard work of many local community volunteers. · St. Paul’s United Church in Harrowsmith will be hosting their FUNtastic Street Fair this Sat. May 5 from 10am until 2pm. Be sure to bring the family for this “something for everyone” event that includes a garage/plant/bake sale along with many children’s activities. See the article on page 15. · The Knights of Columbus of St. Patrick Church of Railton will be hosting a Bingo on Monday, May 7 at the Parish Centre on Sydenham Road. Prizes will consist of meat packages plus 2 share the wealth games. The early bird game starts at 6:50a.m. and a canteen will be available.

MISSISSIPPI Pearl Killingbeck


· On April 25 at the Maples the seniors Diners Luncheon was fantastic as always. There were 24 people in attendance. We were entertained by the group “South of Seven”: Colin Hamilton, Chase Matson, Jordan Lowery and Joelle Parr. Music from mostly 50s and 60s. Great entertainment! · Get well wishes to Ethel Clark. · Welcome home, Janice and Don Brown of Snow Road. · Sympathy to Don Brown on the death of his brother. · A few people from this area attended the Festival of the Maples in Perth on Saturday. · Happy 90th Birthday to Willis Crain. A lovely little gettogether was held for him at Elphin Church hall on Sunday. · Don’t forget – the last breakfast of the season at Snow Road Snowmobile Club is on Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. – 11. A fundraiser for Malignant Melanoma. · A huge crowd was fed at Ompah Hall for the Ompah Volunteer Fire Department 4-Wheeler Run. Approx 350 people were fed a lovely BBQ chicken supper. Ompah ran the run, and the FLAGS and Snow Road Fire Department provided supper. The highlight of the day for me was when my granddaughter Amber Rowland became engaged to her boyfriend Adam Armstrong from Ottawa. · The Sharbot Lake Region 3rd Annual Seniors Fair “Living Life to its Fullest” will be held on May 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. James Major Catholic Church. A complimentary lunch will be provided by W.A. Robinson and Associates. There will be guest speakers, display booths, random blood sugar monitoring on site and more. It’s fun, informative, and free! · Olive Allen spent a few days in Ottawa visiting her sick sister and attending granddaughter Isobel’s 9th birthday. · Don’t forget church this Sunday, May 6, at Snow Road. · Weekend visitors for Harriet were Joan (Riddell) and Lorne Marr from Hamilton and Bob from Winchester.

Natural Heritage Study You are invited to public meetings to learn more about the project and to discuss the importance and value of the County’s natural features

Saturday May 5th

Tuesday May 15 - 7PM Oso Hall, Sharbot Lake

Verona Lions Club Hall, 4504 Verona Sand RD, Verona.

Wednesday, May 16 - 7PM County Admin Office, Glenburnie

8:00 A.M. to 12 noon

Three sausages, one drink and all you can eat pancakes with real maple syrup for $6.00. Sponsored by: Bravo Restaurant, Reid’s Foodland,

MOM Restaurant and Rivendell Golf Course. Proceeds to Verona Lions Charity projects and Trinity United Church.

Browse & shop at the Frontenac Farmers’ Market open 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The County has embarked on a Natural Heritage Study, with the goal of developing planning policy that will help to protect significant natural features across the Frontenacs and recognize the value these areas have for residents, business owners, and visitors. Please contact Peter Young 613-548-9400 ext 359 or for more information


VERONA Debbie Lingen


· Chipper the Chipmunk is back! As I was filling the bird feeder, he popped his head out of a newly dug hole, chirped hello, and then dove back in. The little rascal has company. I am finding chipmunk holes in all my flowerbeds and have spotted two chipmunks – as feisty and spunky as ever. I am just glad they are back and have returned to their jobs of chasing off the blackbirds who love to empty the feeders. · The Frontenac Farmers Market is the place to be this Sat. May 5. Bring the family and let the Verona Lions Club do all the cooking this morning. Enjoy a scrumptious pancake breakfast - three sausages, a drink and all you can eat pancakes for only $6. Then head outside to the market and peruse the wares. While you shop, the kiddies can enjoy free rides on the Verona Cattail Express (weather permitting). The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Verona Lions Centre. · The Frontenac Women’s Chorus presents its annual Spring Concert at the Bellrock Hall on May 5, at 7:30 p.m. The concert “Animal Crackers” will feature fun songs for the whole family. Free-will donations. Refreshments. · Deborah and Paul Spaar-Mueller will be holding their 4th Health Seminar on Wed. May 9, 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church. The topic will be "Arthritis and Fibromyalgia - How do I get rid of this pain?” There is a draw for a gift basket. Admission is free. Info: 613-374-3317. · Verona’s Flower Barrel contest is in full swing. If you would like to adopt and care for a barrel, call Robin Celeste, 613-374-2313. For contest rules visit · Southern Frontenac Community Services will celebrate the Grand Opening of Grace Community Gardens at the Grace Centre, Sydenham on Sat. May 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The garden was designed and created by student volunteers from Sydenham and Sharbot Lake High Schools. There will be a short opening ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The Sydenham and District Lions Club will provide a barbeque for purchase. Local modern country group, Rock Bottom, will perform a free benefit concert from 1-3 p.m. Everyone is invited. · Trinity United Church is holding their Annual Pie sale on Saturday, May 12. More info next week. · The next Rock Lake Seniors meeting will be Wed. May 9 with a potluck lunch starting at noon. Verona Lions Club. Glenda Nicol will provide the entertainment. The club meets for lunch, entertainment, games, bus trips, crafts. Open to anyone 50 years & up, call Doris Ritchie at 613-374-5426.

Southern Frontenac Community Services’

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, June 20 at 07:30 a.m. The Grace Centre – 4295 Stagecoach Rd. Light breakfast 7:30 AGM 8:00 Keynote Speaker 8:15 Wrap up by 9:00 Annual reports and financial statements will be available by request after June 13 and copies will be distributed at the AGM.



New lodge owner to teach survival skills I

f there is anyone you would want with you when things go wrong in the back woods, David Arama is that person. David has made a career of preparing people to deal with some of the dangers of wilderness experiences. He is a consultant to the "Survive This!" television series on YTV, which is hosted by 'Survivorman' Les Stroud, and he has worked for 30 years as a consultant and wilderness instructor. David and his wife Connie Hammer have established a permanent base for themselves in Eastern Ontario with the recent purchase of Marble Lake Lodge on Hwy. 506 near Cloyne. They already own an off-grid retreat near Palmer Rapids on the Madawaska River. Marble Lake Lodge, which includes cabins, trailer sites and tenting sites, and one of the region's best known restaurants, is also located within a short drive of all the services in the Cloyne-Northbrook corridor. “Here we have all the conveniences that anyone would want, with access to wilderness as well, and on the Madawaska we also have the off-grid retreat for people who want that experience,” he said. As a home base, the lodge will also become the headquarters for the WSC (Wilderness Survival School), which will offer every-

thing from half and one-day wilderness survival courses to a one-week survival camp. The couple will be opening a wilderness outfitting store on the property as well, and in addition to the existing services offered at Marble Lake Lodge, they will be doing survival courses and providing information, survival and safety gear for the local community. “The first thing people need to do when they are planning a camping trip or a hunting trip is to leave what I call a flight plan behind. If they get lost, it helps if someone else knows where they are. They should also have emergency gear with them, proper clothing and some means of communication,” he said. Another rule of thumb for people to follow when they run into trouble, and this applies in the wilderness or also in any other emergency experience, such as a power failure, storm situation or being stranded at the side of the road, is to STOP (sit, think, observe, plan) “The case last year in Nevada was an extreme but classic example of that. There was a husband and wife. He went to look for help

NFLT stages “Annie”

by Pat Fisher


ver 33 years ago, in 1979, the first ever show of The North Frontenac Little Theatre (NFLT) was the musical “Alice in Wonderland”. This commitment to wonderful entertainment for our community continues with this spring’s production of “Annie”. It is a fabulous musical, definitely something to look forward to and to enjoy. If you could peek into the auditorium at Sharbot Lake High School on a rehearsal night, you would see people of all ages milling about, resting, whispering, waiting, watching. Others would be on the stage acting, singing, and dancing. The pianist, music director, and choreographer are there, working with the cast, scene by scene. Tables are set up where the director and stage manager can record notes, make lists, keep things “on track”, scene by scene. In the lighting booth, out of sight, up high sits Derek Redmond. He is designing lighting magic for the show, scene by scene. Many of the people who create this musical are not present. They design and paint sets, design and make costumes, gather and logically arrange props. More than 50 people are spending hours each week, getting ready to entertain us. In terms of numbers, 28 people are in the cast: 11 are children and young people. Bill Bowick is the oldest member of the cast. He is 71 years old and proud of it. It is his first appearance on stage since he was in school. He saw the announcement for auditions in the Frontenac News and immediately telephoned his daughter, Rhonda Gauthier. She loves the score of Annie and knows all the songs so Bill encouraged her to try out despite not being in a play since her school days. Rhonda now stars as Daddy War-

bucks’ secretary. There are many reasons why people sign up for the show. Pauline Muth wanted to reconnect with friends after being away from this community for several years. Husbands and wives, sisters, brothers, mothers and daughters have joined the cast or the crew. All of them work to bring magic to the stage. The school-aged actresses say that they could handle the extra work involved in being in the musical. They have no problem keeping up with homework and confided that there were side benefits such as getting out of household chores. The actress who has been with the North Frontenac Little Theatre the longest is Pam Giroux, who starred as Alice in the first ever production by the NFLT in 1979. There are 15 people working behind the curtains and many crew members. That does not count seven or so artists who, under the direction of Geoffrey Murray, painted 480 square feet of flats designed and built by Paddy O’Connor. Geoffrey Murray designed and made the costumes. Mary Lou Quennville is invisible to the audience but behind the scenes she coordinates the actors, sets and props that create the magic that ends up on the stage. She also communicates with Derek up in the lighting booth, the musicians, the stage crew and keeps everyone ready for their parts in the entertainment. Each person does his or her bit to create a special time of enjoyment for the audiences. The show opens Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. with performances on May 12, 18, and 19 at 7 p.m. There is one Sunday matinee, May 13 at 2 p.m. For ticket information please consult the website: or contact Barb Rodgers at 613-374-3521. This is a show that the whole family will enjoy.

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and she just stayed where she was in. In the end, even after a long, long, time, she lived and he hasn't been found,” Arama said. David Arama often gets called by radio and other media outlets during emergency rescue situations to help people understand how they should handle dangerous situations, and a lot of what he says gets back to preparation and common sense. “Last winter there was a case where dozens of cars were stranded on Highway 402 during a whiteout, and I got called by a bunch of radio stations when that incident was going on,” he said. “None of the drivers had blankets or first aid kits in their car. The weather forecast was available to all of them. There were signs on the road saying it was closed, but still a lot of people ended up in a dangerous situation. Now, they did work together well to pool resources and battery power, and the local people came to help them out, but they were lucky that everyone survived that - very lucky.”

OPP reportS Citizen helps police solve SF break and enter


n the early morning hours of April 24, the Frontenac Detachment of the OPP was dispatched to a break and enter at a local business in Sydenham. An office attached to the business was broken into and a large sum of Canadian coin currency was stolen. Later in the day, at approximately 6:55 p.m. a concerned citizen contacted police re three males depositing a large number of coins from a bucket into a change machine at a grocery store in Kingston. Kingston Police Dispatch

In addition to running educational survivor training programs for individuals and groups, and certificate courses for wilderness instructors, WSC also has a not-forprofit corporation that it supports, which provides wilderness training and camping experiences for youth at risk, both from urban and rural backgrounds. “I came from Toronto. I was raised in an apartment building. I only could dream of the wilderness, but at least I had something to work towards. Some of these kids can't see anything beyond what they have to deal with every day. At least we try to give them that,” he said. WSC is committed to being a local resource. It has added an extra feature to the local tourist industry and as well will be providing survival tips to Frontenac News readers Marble Lake Lodge restaurant is now open on weekends (Friday to Sunday). The staff from last year has been re-hired and the previous owners are helping out with the transition. “They worked really hard to bring the restaurant to a high level, and we are committed to keeping that up,” said David Arama. The restaurant will be open 7 days a week later in May. sent officers to the store and in the process contacted the Frontenac OPP to enquire of any large thefts of coins in their area. Kingston Police officers attended the store as well as members of the Frontenac OPP. Three male suspects were arrested at the scene and a further investigation led the police to two homes in Sydenham where a total of approximately $4000 was recovered. This successful conclusion was the result of an observant and involved citizen and the quick thinking on the part of Kingston Police Dispatch and their officers. Charged with Break & Enter and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime is 19year-old Matthew Greenside, of Sydenham, 21-year-old Edward Hicks of Yarker, and 21year-old Jordan Young, also of Sydenham.

New service in Northbrook just in time for hearing month M by Jeff Green

ay is hearing month. There are many causes of hearing loss, and a number of them are related to ageing. For many people, hearing loss comes along gradually, and for that reason there is often a time lag before it is identified and can start being addressed. However, there are signs that point to hearing loss, and being aware of them can be helpful. A few of the common signs include: constantly asking people to repeat themselves, having a hard time understanding women's and children’s voices, favouring one ear over the other, complaining of a ringing sensation in one or both ears, and seeming withdrawn, depressed or irritable. Hearing loss may be conductive, i.e. caused by any problem in the outer or middle ear that interferes with the transmission of sound. It may be sensorineural; caused by problems in the inner ear, either in the cochlea, hearing nerve or auditory pathway. A third kind of hearing loss may be a mixed loss, a combination of conductive and sensorineural problems. A study by the NCOA (National Council on Aging) in the US revealed the following. Hearing impaired persons with untreated hearing loss report increased paranoia and social phobias, more anger and frustration, increased introversion and feelings of selfcriticism. They also report decreased overall health, depressed social activity, and even decreased earning power. The sooner a person becomes aware that they may have a hearing loss, the sooner they can have an evaluation and begin to benefit from the appropriate treatment. Laura Moloughney, a hearing instrument specialist who is the owner of the Tweed Hearing Centre, is bringing her services to residents of Addington Highlands and Frontenac County. She will be holding clinics at the Lions Hall in Northbrook on a monthly basis, and is looking for a more permanent location as well. She provides hearing assessments, and well as hearing aid maintenance, sales and cleaning. “It’s beneficial even for people who are only running into minor problems to get their hearing tested. At the very least a first

test can serve as a baseline, so later on it is possible to accurately identify if there has been any further hearing loss,” said Laura Moloughney. She is licensed to do hearing assessments for adults (18 and over) and can provide equipment for all ages. Assessments that show particular damage and suggest a medical condition will lead to a referral to a medical doctor for further treatment. “I work with medical doctors to help ensure that patients receive the care they need, and as far as different hearing aids and different kinds of accessories, I work with a number of different manufacturers,” she said. There are a number of insurance and government programs that help people cover the cost of hearing aids and other devices, and Laura Moloughney can help to identify those funding opportunities as well. “This is an under-serviced region,” Moloughney said, “and particularly with the number of seniors here, I hope I can make a difference, even if it involves some extra travel.” The new hearing clinic in Northbrook will be holding an open house on Thursday May 17. For more information call Laura toll free at 1-855-478-0022. See the flyer in this week's paper or the ad on this page.

Community Living month D

id you know that May is Community Living month in Ontario? Sharbot Lake, along with other communities in Ontario, will have the opportunity to host celebrations throughout the month. Come help us celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of everyone in our community. For Sharbot Lake, these days are Tuesday, May 29, where Community Living-North Frontenac will be hosting their 4th annual BBQ at the office, and Saturday, May 19 when Community Living-North Frontenac will be coordinating a bus to attend a Toronto Blue Jays game to celebrate Community Living Day at the Rogers Centre. Please RSVP with CL-NF at 2792120 or 3731 as soon as possible.

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Sharbot Lake Public School Cornerstone Project seeks alumni, community input W

By Jeff Green

Andrew and Ryan work at cleaning up the creek.

NAEC Earth Day O

by M. Randle

n April 30 NAEC hosted its annual Earth Day celebrations. The secondary EcoTeam organized and ran the events for the day. Students from grades 5-12 participated in a school yard and community cleanup throughout the day. Students from grades 1-5 participated in station activities, where they were given a lesson on an environmental issue and then participated in environmental games to reinforce these ideas. Lessons included proper recycling, information about plastic water bottles and other water issues, and conservation of energy. Kindergarten students were given a lesson on recycling and were able to practice their recycling skills playing a game. The EcoTeam has had a successful year. They organized an Earth Hour event on March 30 which saved the school an estimated 130 kWh of energy. Students from the EcoTeam attended an Environmental Summit on April 25 and planted trees donated by the summit on the 26th. They have also been working hard on their renewal application for EcoSchool certification due at the end of April. NAEC has been a certified EcoSchool for the past three years and was the first gold certified school in the board.


SLPS students hard at work on the project ferent submissions, and will build out the site to accommodate whatever comes in.” Anyone interested in making a submission is invited to contact the school directly at 613-279-2103, and ask for either Aaron West or Sarah Andre.

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ith Sharbot Lake Public School facing closure after next year, grade 5-6 teacher Aaron West decided that something should be done to commemorate the history of the school. He was successful in an application to the Limestone Learning Foundation for an I-pad and a MacBook computer, which his students are putting to use this month gathering an oral history of the school for inclusion on a website that will be dedicated to what he is calling the Cornerstone Project. “The students are going to be recording their own memories of the time they have spent here, both through digital video and audio recordings, as well as through written submissions that will be included on the site,” said Aaron West. “It will not only be an opportunity for them to share their memories, it will also give them some experience using digital technology and work on creating a website.” In addition to collecting the memories of current students, Mr. West’s grade 5-6 class is also putting a call out to former students, teachers and staff from the Shabot Lake Public School to come forward with their own stories. This can be done through written submissions, physical or digital photographs, or other means. “SLPS alumni are also welcome to come in and tell their stories directly, and the students will record them using the I-pad technology,” said West. “We can handle all sorts of dif-


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Photo courtesy of Betty-Anne Blyth: The Working Group of the Seniors Health and Fitness Directory, l-r, Kelly Cowdy, Dorothy Fraser, Ray Fletcher, Betty-Anne Blyth, Ruth Pearce, Joyce Bigelow, Susan Leslie Campbell by Julie Druker ver 4500 residents of North and Central Frontenac received a copy of the North and Central Frontenac Area Seniors Health and Fitness Directory (a.k.a. SHAFD) this past Thursday, which coincided with an official release party at the North Frontenac Telephone Company in Sharbot Lake. Funded by the Healthy Communities Fund, part of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the directory has been in the works since July 2011 and was begun when Gail Hawley-Knowles, the former program manager at the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team, successfully acquired funding for the project. The project was led by the Northern Connections Adult


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Learning Centre in partnership with Northern Frontenac Community Services (NFCS), Sharbot Lake Family Health Team (SLFHT) and Rural Legal Services (RLS). Though an earlier application to do the project was turned down, a second application that included an educational component offered through Northern Connections was approved. The directory was put together by an advisory committee and a working group of volunteers, who through the educational component of the project learned the computer skills needed to gather the information that was included in the directory. The realization of the need for a single comprehensive directory listing the plethora of seniors health and fitness services available in the two townships was first established by the SLFHT and various seniors groups over three years ago. Joyce Bigelow, executive director at Northern Connections who managed the project, said that she, the volunteers and the partners are extremely pleased and proud of the directory. “The project involved extensive research since we had no pre-existing base to work from. Though we missed a few things, we are extremely pleased with how it turned out and believe that it will be a very useful document for seniors looking for a wide range of services in the community.” Laura Baldwin, program manager of the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team, who picked up on the project where Gail Hawley-Knowles left off, said that the Family Health Team is equally pleased. “To be involved in a project that will be so beneficial to seniors in the community was extremely rewarding. Seniors will now have a comprehensive guide to all of the health and fitness services available to them, which is a great thing.” Over 8000 copies of the directory were printed and those who did not receive one can pick up a copy at the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team and Dental Office, NFCS and Northern Connections. An electronic copy of the directory will be available in upcoming weeks on the Central and North Frontenac and Southern Frontenac Community Services websites. Anyone with services to add to the directory can contact staff at Northern Connections at 613-279-2499 or

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here was non-stop action on the side by side courts at Sydenham High School for Loughborough Public School's annual Barnstorm Junior Basketball Classic Tournament on April 28. The tournament, which has been running for a decade, attracted teams from 17 different school in the Limestone District School Board in grades four through six and saw close to 200 students participating. LPS grade eight teacher Mark McCrady, who coaches the Loughborough Lions boys’ team, said the event is very popular with students. “Basketball is a great game and the students love to play for their school teams. This tournament is a great way to emphasize fun, competitive sport, good sportsmanship and fitness.” McCrady added that students from Loughborough and Sydenham High School also benefit by being invited to act as referees and score keepers for all the games. “It's also great overall for our community since it brings a lot of traffic to local areas businesses, which is also a good thing.” He said. The Lions boys’ team fared well in the tournament and made it to the consultation finals, but were beat out by J.E. Horton PS in their final game 35-24. The female Lions coached by Erik Vreeken had a great tournament and after sweeping the initial round robin 3-0 made it to championship finals where they came head to head against the Welborne Public School Wildcats in a nail biter of a game that came down to the wire. The Lions lost by a single point. Hats off to all the participants, fans, and the student refs and score keepers who made the tournament another a great success. - J. Druker


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udos to the cast and crew of “Rats” who performed the musical with a environmental punch to a packed house at the Land o’Lakes Public School gym on April 26. “Rats” was directed by grade 3/4 teacher Chris Davison in his directorial debut at the school. The lead rat roles of Wisecrack (Cassidy Savic), Cola (Cash Matson) and Mayor Tabasco (Bailey Paddick) were each played with flair, as were the roles of the Duck family (Naomi Mitchell, Matthew Barr and Raven Roberts). Beavers Hazuki Ono and Charlotte Hilder wowed the crowd with their chain-wielding antics as did Soul the fish, played by Cassie Lowery. Keeping the beat and

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“It feels good to be back home” - Rev. Patsy Henry

Rev. Patsy Henry accepts her new position


hose were the words Rev. Patsy Henry said following a special service at St. Paul's United Church in Harrowsmith on April 29, when she was officially appointed the new minister of the Harrowsmith-Verona Pastoral Charge. The service included a statement of purpose from the Chair of the Kingston Presbytery, Peter Scott, numerous prayers from members of both church congregations young and old, and prayerful and celebratory music courtesy of Anabelle Twiddy and the choir, flutist Anne Archer, and nine-yearold Ada Ludlow. Rev. Henry accepted her official position with characteristic humility and grace. Henry came to the area following an appointment at St. Andrew's by the Lake. Before that she served at Tory Hill Pastoral Charge in the Haliburton Highlands, and at Centenary Pastoral Charge (the Sharbot Lake, Parham and Maberly United churches). Most recently she has been serving as the supply minister in Harrowmith and Verona since August, 2011 in a temporary capac-

ity after Rev. Lynda Price retired in July 2011. At that time a joint search committee made up of six members of the congregation, three from each church and co-chaired by Dawn Sieben of St. Paul's in Harrowsmith and Hannes Friedli of Trinity in Verona, was set up to find a permanent minister to fill the position. The committee was to advertise the vacancy, interview applicants and then give their recommendations to both congregations. According to both co-chairs, when it came time for the vote, Rev. Henry won by a landslide. In December she was offered the position, which she accepted and in February her appointment was approved by the Kingston Presbytery. According to Dawn Sieben, there was no question that Patsy Henry was the natural person for the job. “The two congregations got together and came up with a list of the qualities they wanted in a minister and Patsy just had everything we were looking for; she just fit in everywhere. Personally, one of my favorite qualities in Patsy is how she has the ability to take the scripture and bring it to life today,” Dawn said following the service. Hannes Friedli agreed that Patsy was the right choice. “We came to see that Patsy had a great rapport with members of the church and really liked the way she handled the children’s section of the service which was really very wonderful.” No one seems more pleased with the outcome than Patsy herself. “It's really feels like coming home and I'm very much in love with these people and have loved every

minute of being here,” she said following the service. She spoke about the importance of children. “Children are a sign of hope wherever we hear their voices. I don't know if you noticed but at the end of the service the young ones were dancing at the back of the church while Anne Archer was playing the flute, which was something very special. Children add promise and hope and life.” The guest preacher at the service was Rev. Eric Barr, and in his sermon he focused

by Julie Druker on the importance of allowing for change, which though it can be uncomfortable, is something that happens naturally and everywhere in the world around us. “In order to grow both spiritually and in other ways we need to take risks, make changes and be adventurous. The older we get, the more fearful of change we tend to become but we need to remember that we need to make room for change to occur.”

Members of the Sydenham Women's Institute, Mary Shook, Margaret Munroe, Mary McGinnis, Sharon Menard, Shirley Fox, Babs Wiskin and Ann Barlow

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by Julie Druker lose to 20 vendors filled the Sydenham Legion on April 28 for the Sydenham Women’s Institute’s annual plant and bake sale. President Mary McGinnis said that the monies raised at the event are put back into the community in a number of different ways. “We support a number of important causes in the community including the Diabetes and Arthritis Associations as well as Southern Frontenac Community Services (Rural Vi-


sions) and Grandmothers-By-The-Lake.” On sale, and all for very reasonable prices, were jewelry, quilts, Tupperware and glassware, preserves, numerous crafts, children’s clothing, artwork and much more. The Institute currently has 18 members and meets regularly every second Monday of the month at the Sydenham Public Library from 7-9PM (except for the months of July and August). The group welcomes new members. Anyone interested in the Women’s Institute can call Mary McGinnis at 613-376-6241.

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Plenty of beef for COFA but no eggs


n April 28, over 300 hungry diners flocked to the 12th annual Conservationists of Frontenac and Addington (COFA) BBQ at the Northbrook Lions hall. In preparation, organizers had cooked 240 pounds of beef for the popular event, which helps to stock their coffers but not their hatchery at Bishop Lake. I spoke with COFA president Ron Pethick, who was working hard frying onions for the dinner in spite of being in recovery from recent surgery, and he took the time to outline the various activities COFA brings to the local community with the funds they raise. The organization donates a $400 bursary to area students, takes local area youngsters fishing, stocks speckled trout in area lakes, takes care of deer in heavy winters and also has a hatchery at Bishop Lake. However, the Ministry of Natural Resources has brought the hatchery to standstill for the last five years by refusing them eggs - a fact that has become a definite sore spot for COFA members. “We have over $20,000 of our own money invested in that hatchery and for the last five years it has sat empty, which is a real shame especially since we do all of the work there ourselves. In all the years we have been working it we have never lost a fish and we know exactly where to stock the fish in the lakes around here so that they can survive,” Pethick explained.

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COFA is actively trying to get the hatchery going again and currently are trying to get a meeting with the Minister of Natural Resources Mike Gravelle. “There are places in Ontario where they are stocking swim up fry and for some reason we are not allowed to, which makes no sense. We have had on average at the Bishop Lake hatchery an 80% success rate which is almost unheard of and we can on average hatch about 2,500,000 fry every year, which means that in the last five years we have not been able to stock roughly 12,500,000 swim up fry in local lakes.” So why is the ministry refusing the hatchery eggs? “They say it doesn't work but the fact is we have been doing this for the last 10 plus years and we know what we are doing. There are approximately 48 jurisdictions in North America that have pickerel in their waters and 47 of them stock swim up fry. Ontario is the only province that doesn't,” Pethick said. He added that if COFA is successful in arranging a meeting with Gravelle they would be trying to explain to him what they are doing at the hatchery, how they do it and that they should be getting eggs because there are other small private hatcheries in Ontario that are getting them. Pethick said that the whole situation is extremely frustrating. “Every time I drive by the hatchery and see it sitting empty and think of all of the work we have put into it, it just makes me feel sick.” While the diners continued to file into the hall Ron said he hopes to see a change in the near future at the COFA hatchery at Bishop Lake. He would like to thank all the volunteers who worked so hard to make the BBQ a success.


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Peter Redmond (center) was presented with a service award from OGRA's president John P. Curley and Minister of Transportation Bob Chiarelli in Toronto in February

Retired SF area supervisor receives OGRA award by Julie Druker


eter Redmond of Holleford recently received an award for his 34 years of service with the Township of South Frontenac. Redmond, who most recently worked as the area manager/supervisor for the township, was presented with the award at the annual Ontario Good Roads Associations (OGRA) Awards luncheon held at the Royal York Hotel back in February. Redmond began his career first as a grader operator and truck driver, and after amalgamation became the area manager/supervisor for South Frontenac. He welcomes retirement and said that though he will miss working with his crew and supervisors, he will not miss the emergency phone calls that sometimes came at all hours of the day and night. Redmond was credited with his dependability, loyalty and dedication to the job over his 34-year stint. An avid farmer and member of the Frontenac Cattleman's Association, Peter will continue to concentrate on work at his long time family farm in Holleford, where he raises over 40 head of beef cattle.


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Murray, Margaret Janet Peacefully at the Sharbot Lake Seniors Home on Tuesday April 24, 2012 in her 95th year. Margaret Janet Crawford, beloved wife of the late Robert Murray. Dear mother of Joan Hollywood (Rudy). Sadly missed by grandchildren Rustin (Lori), Brandon (Kim); great grandchildren Aidan, Nola and Maple. Cremation has taken place with no services at this time. Arrangements in care of Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Online condolences at


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Betty Lou Young 1938-2012 Interment May 8 10:30 am, Harlowe Cemetery Everyone is welcome CARD OF THANKS

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Happy 30th Birthday Amy! May 4, 1982 Love from your family.

Richard & Roxanne Kellar would like to introduce Oliver & Audrey, with big brother Tristin to family & friends. Proud grandparents Bryan & Sandra Kellar.


Campsall, George In loving memory of a very special husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa who left us May 5th, 2009. As angels keep their watch up there, Please, God, just let him know, That we down here do not forget, We love and miss him so. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Doris, Kim, Chris, Donna and their families.

Jim Godfrey In loving memory of my husband, and best friend, who died tragically in a car accident May 4, 1995.

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Bernice Goodberry May 3 A family celebration will be held at Maples Restaurant, Sharbot Lake.


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We would like to take this time to thank our children for the wonderful surprise 30th Anniversary party. Thank you to all of our family and friends for all the gifts, cards and to all who brought food. It will be a night to remember. Hope everyone had as great a time as we did, Love you all and thanks for sharing this with us. Kelly & Marty

Thank You – Yerxa The family of Doug Yerxa would like to thank the community for their thoughts, prayers, condolences and overwhelming support during this difficult time of Doug’s passing. Special thanks to Community Living – North Frontenac, Maberly Agricultural Society, Sharbot Lake Family Heath Team, Sharbot Lake Pharmacy, and the Royal Canadian Legion. The kindness you have all shown to us will never be forgotten. Diane, David, Andrew and Ana


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Peacefully at Perth Hospital on Saturday, February 25, 2012, with her family by her side. Martha Jane Armstrong of Plevna, in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Hilyard Brouse. Dear mother of Joe (Laura). Predeceased by son Robert. Sadly missed by grandchildren Laura Lee, Sherry Ann (Mark) and great grandchildren Joseph, Shawny, Brandon and Travis. In keeping with Martha’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be a graveside service at Plevna Cemetery on Saturday May 5th, 2012 at 11 am. Luncheon to follow at the hall. Donations to the Fire Rescue or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Online condolences at BALL, JOHN HERBERT passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, April 27, 2012 in his 77th year. Loving husband of 53 years to Anne (née Berndt). Dear father of Sandra (Cameron) Lloyd of Vennachar, Allan Ball of Vennachar and Debbie (Joe) Smith of Bowmanville. Cherished papa of Rebecca (Jason) Dunphy, Sarah Lloyd (Terry Wood), Michelle Lloyd, Adam Smith and Abby Smith. Pre-deceased by his grand-daughter Amy Lloyd, his sister Helen Rosenblath and infant sister Margaret Ball. Survived by his brother-in-law Laurence Rosenblath of Renfrew. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends. The family received friends at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Denbigh on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. The Funeral Service was on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:00am from the church and the interment followed at the Vennachar Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute in his memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association.


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Smith, Donald May 1st, 2006 Beyond my smiles there lies a tear For a brother I lost and loved so dear, Silent thoughts of times together, Hold memories that will last forever. Don, you are sadly missed and loved forever, Dorothy

Hayes, Fern

In loving memory of our wife, mother and grandmother who passed away May 5th, 2011. She is gone... You can shed tears that she is gone Or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray she’ll come back Or open your eyes and see all that she has left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her Or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and relive yesterday Or be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her and only that she is gone Or cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or do what she would want: Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Missing You... Bill and family

We would like to thank our friends and neighbours for their visits, kind words, cards, and offers of transportation to London, Ontario upon hearing of the sudden death of our daughter Dana. Thank you Carl and Mona Winterburn OBITUARY

Holmes, Jean Janet Emily (Née Casselman) October 20, 1904 – April 29, 2012 In her 108th year, Jean passed away unexpectedly in Carleton Place Hospital, following a short illness. Predeceased by her parents Stephen and Margaret (McNaughton) Casselman, her husband Ferdinand David Rankin Holmes, her siblings, Margaret Hicks, Jewel Lundy, Olive Parnall, Murray, Warren, Armand, Eleanor Casselman, her son Leslie “Jack” Holmes, daughter-in-law Ethel (Dusang), son-in-law Phillip O’Grady, and great-granddaughter Rebecca Witherspoon. Survived by sons Jim (Vera) Holmes, Ron (Mary) Holmes and daughter Janet Ferguson. Dear sister of Aileen Falconer, Mime Westcott and brother Harold Casselman. Grandmother to Corrie (Brenda) Holmes, Julie (Brad) Emond, Susan (Ron) Tollett, Krista (Jim) Storey, Quentin (Kelly) Holmes, Donna (Alvin) Wood, Bill Holmes, Brenda Johnston, Richard Holmes, Lisa Olafsen, David Holmes, Matthew (Katie) Ferguson and Leah (Scott) Witherspoon, step grandchildren Ryan (Felicia) O’Grady and Shanna (Peter) Laughton. Survived by 36 great grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Avenue West from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. on Friday, May 4th. Funeral service will be held in Zion Memorial United Church, 37 Franklin Street, Carleton Place on Saturday, May 5th at 2 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Carleton Place Hospital or Zion Memorial United Church.


onations wanted for flea market: Southern Frontenac Community Services will hold its annual Flea Market on May 26 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Grace Centre, in Sydenham. The cost for adults to shop is $1 donation or a canned food item to support the SFCSC Food Bank. Kids are free. Wanted - Gently used and in working order items for SFCSC Flea Market. Please note that we are unable to accept computer and related equipment, large fabric covered couches and chairs, skis and unsorted surprise boxes as donations. Proceeds from donated items will support SFCSC’s programs and services. Tables are available for $20 - If anyone is interested in a space to sell their own items at the flea market, the cost for a table is $20. This is a great way to sell used household items. To book a table, contact Amanda Consack at 613-376-6949 or sfcsfleamarket@ To arrange pick-up of donated items, contact Dave Linton at 613-376-6477

A Promise for You “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord.” Psalm 118: 17


MAY 3, 2012

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AUTOMOTIVE KALADAR AUTO RECYCLING. Buy & sell cars; parts for imports. Install motors, transmissions. Good tires, 11520 Hwy 41; 613-3369899; 613-885-8644. KINNEY AUTO WRECKING Station Road, Kaladar. 4x4 trucks & parts for sale. Scrap cars, stoves, fridges wanted. 613-336-9272.

EMBROIDERY & ENGRAVING UPPER FRONTENAC GRAPHICS – Custom Embroidery, Imprinting, Trophies, Awards & Engraving. Caps, jackets, golf shirts, hoodies, teamwear & more. 613-539-6340; dwedden@;

FLEA MARKET TONI’S AND JP’S FLEA MARKET - 6107 Hwy. 506 at Ardoch Road, everyone welcome. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 613-479-0341.


Stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, dishwashers. 3 months old and up. Sold with written guarantees. Fridges $100 and up.


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3 BEDROOM HOUSE, located in Cloyne, available June 1, please call 613-336-2239 COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE located on Hwy. 7 just east of the Junction of Hwy 38 and Hwy. 7. For further information, contact Ram at 613-279-2827 COMMERCIAL SPACE, 400 sq. ft. with own washroom facilities, located at 6674 Main St., Verona Phone 613-374-5604

HOME CLEANING SPECIALIST. Looking for that perfect part time person with a professional attitude, and a love for cleaning to complement our honest, reliable, hardworking and fun loving cleaning team. A valid driver’s license and vehicle required. Please email resume to SEASONAL PART TIME MAINTENANCE AND GROUNDSKEEPER. May through September. 15 minutes north of Sharbot Lake. Dependable and must work well with other people. Call 613279-2530.

FOR SALE 2008 25 FOOT JAYCO JAY FEATHER TRAILER, 30”d x 12’ length, slide out. 40th Anniversary Special Series edition. Queen bed with TV connection, flat screen TV with DVD, CD player. Full bathroom with shower, tub. Large skylight, ducted A/C & Furnace. Lots of closet space. Portable BBQ attaches outside, 3 air vents, 2 doors, CD/radio outside. Extra heavy-duty hitch with torsion bars and power jack for non-sway. Automatic awning / full arm; two 30lb. propane tanks. Sleeps 6, excellent condition. $16,900 o.b.o. 613-374-2447; 613530-7571; See Kijiji, “Travel Trailers” DOUG’S ANTENNA SALES & SERVICE: with any new Bell TV system rental or purchase, receive a free PVR receiver. Exclusive Limited Time Offer. Call Us. 613-374-3305 FIREWOOD FOR SALE, all hardwood, pick up or delivery available. 613-335-2723 (h); 613329-7187 (c); 613-329-0375 (c) FOUR LG ½” THERMOPANE WINDOWS, wood clad, with awning-type openers on bottom. Two @ 40 1/2” wide x 65 5/8” high x 4 1/2” wall awning, 16” high included in overall height. Two @ 59” wide a 70” high x 4 1/2” wall awning, 16” high included in overall height. Asking $250 OBO. 613-336-9429 FRONTENAC MODULAR HOMES. Custom built. New 1280 sq.ft. 28’x52’ home, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, delivered and on your basement or foundation, oak cabinets available. ‘More home for a lot less money’. Financing available OAC. 1-866-775-8268 RIDING LAWN MOWER w/ bagger. Call 613279-2861 ROSIE HAS 7 BASSET/BEAGLE PUPPIES to announce. These hush hound pups are wonderful with children. Very low maintenance, great family pet but not for hunting. Call Jennifer, 613-374-5720, leave a message. $200, ready to go May 12. WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS. 2012 Spring Savings Sale! Factory incentives up to $1400 on Outdoor Wood & Corn Furnaces OR Trade-out discounts up to $1,500 on the purchase of an E-Classic. YOUR CENTRAL BOILER DEALER. Frankford, ON 613.398.1611; Bancroft, ON 613.332.1613

HUNTING & FISHING FIREARMS & HUNTER ED COURSES. Tamworth. Firearms course: May 25th (evening) & 26th. Hunter Ed: June 1st (evening) & 2nd. Wild Turkey license examinations. Call Bill at 613-335-2786 HUNTER SAFETY AND FIREARMS COURSES. Turkey Examinations. Please call for course dates and details. Call Richard 613-336-9875.

anadians for Women in Afghanistan will be presenting its annual fundraising gala on Thursday, May 17, 5:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence College. The guest speaker will be assistant deputy minister William R. Crosbie, the most recent ambassador to Afghanistan whose topic is “Imagining Afghanistan: Canadian and Afghan Hopes and Perspectives”. The gala includes a silent auction, appetizers, and the sale of books and Afghan books. Special guests will also be authors Sharifa Sharif and Deborah Ellis, who will be available to sign their new books, respectively “On the Edge of Being: An Afghan Woman’s Journey” and “Kids of Kabul”. The local chapter has raised $130,000 since its inception in 2003. The funds continue to focus on education and literacy, including the current project of teacher training, co-funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. Currently, we have trained 3,000 teachers and will continue to train 1,000 teachers per year until 2018. We also hire teachers, provide portable libraries, support libraries, an orphanage, rural literacy programs, and are contributing to the build-



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ing of a school. While the media tends to report the continued challenges faced by Afghans, there have been dramatic improvements in the lives of Afghans. One example is the improvement in the mortality rate for women in childbirth, from 1600 deaths per 100,000 in 2002 to 327 per 100,000 in 2012. Education has been a large factor in this improvement. The local chapter has also created the the Shafia/Mohammad Memorial Education Fund for Afghan Girls and Women. We also that there needed to be some closure and healing as well as a positive legacy. The funds will provide small grants to assist individual girls and women in Afghanistan with their studies. Cheques can be sent to Marg Stewart, 2970 Unity Road, Elginburg, K0H 1M0. Income Tax receipts are available for donations over $25. Note Shafia/Mohammad on the memo line please. This campaign will conclude September 30. For tickets ($35) to the gala, contact Madeliene at 613-3758290, Also available at the Limestone District School Board, 220 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston.

Sharbot Lake Seniors’ Health Fair T by Jeff Green

he Sharbot Lake Family Health Team is joining with Northern Frontenac Community Services and a number of other partners to present the third annual Seniors’ Health Fair at St. James Church Hall on Monday, May 7, between 10 am and 2 pm.

Tick-infested deer not a concern - MNR


GARAGE SALE Seniors downsizing, Saturday, May 5th, 8a.m. till noon, 3089 Campbell Road, Sydenham SPYGLASS COVE, 1016 Schoolhouse Rd. Clarendon, Hwy 509. Open Tues – Sat. 8am7pm. Glass chess set, ceramic platter, Singer sewing machine, fishing lures, new selection of DVDs & VHS tapes. New items every week.


by Madeliene Tarasick


STANDING TIMBER, firewood, pine, cedar, bush lots. Free quotes, cash paid. Call 613279-2154. WANTED: HOUSE in Sharbot Lake Village or vicinity. Call 613-279-1316 WANTED: SMALL TRAVEL TRAILER, Boler or otherwise. Call 613-374-2465

FEMALE CAT, grey long-haired/tabby, Horseshoe Lake area. Call 613-335-5464

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TOM’S MUSIC STUDIO is now accepting students for drums, guitar, bass guitar, piano, beginner banjo and theory; repairs to all stringed instruments. Tom 613-539-4659 COTTAGE CLEANING: experienced cottage cleaning, will also do grass cutting and painting. For more info call 613-336-2699. DRYWALL AND PLASTER REPAIRS. Professionally trained. Drywall installation, old fashioned quality, three coat hand finishing. Free estimates. Call Rick at 613-375-8201. FINE CONSTRUCTION, prop. John St. Aubin, Frontenac area. For an estimate call 613-3756582. PET SITTING in Mountain Grove. Going away? Let us help. Dogs, Cats, etc. Spacious, individual accommodations. Long walks. By appointment only. Laura Mills 613-335-3658. Evenings are best or leave a message. PHOTOCOPY, FAX & LAMINATION SERVICES available at The Frontenac News, rear building, 1095 Garrett St., Sharbot Lake. Competitive prices! 8½ x 11 - Black & White, 1-10 copies: 15¢ ea; 11-25 copies: 10¢ ea; 26100 copies 8¢ ea. SPECIAL: 50+ colour copies 8½ x 11, 25¢ ea. (specialty paper extra). Taxes extra. Call 613-279-3150 for information. PREMIER RENOVATIONS: property rentals & maintenance, sheds, decks, fences, garages, roofing and basement finishing. Call Bill Bowers, 613-253-8633, or cell 613-621-2299.


by Jeff Green ast week, a deer was run over by a car on Road 38, near Art Cota’s house. Cota went to help and ended up bring the deer to his yard. That’s when he noticed that almost all of the deer’s hair had fallen out, and it was covered in tick bites (photo above). He phoned the Ministry of Natural Resources, but since it was the first day of turkey season, no one was available to come to his house to look at the deer. “I did receive a call later on,” said Cota, “and was told that what had probably happened was the deer had been laying in a tick nest and had been infested. He said that deer can survive ticks and they are not susceptible to Lyme disease. He said it is likely that unless the bites became infected the deer would have grown its summer coat and lived through the infestation.” The incident does demonstrate, however, that a deer tick population has become established in Frontenac County.

There is no admission to the fair, which will feature at least 10 informative booths. These will include booths from the Canadian Diabetes Association; Rural Legal Services; the Alzheimer's Society; Becker Shoes and Orthotics; Northern Frontenac Community Services; Northern Connections, the Helix Hearing Centre; as well as a booth staffed by Rita Fairweather from the Family Health Team, who will do random glucose testing; and a falls prevention booth from the Kingston Frontenac Public Health Unit. Presentations will go on at intervals throughout the day. At 10:30 a.m. Nancy Willis from Becker Shoes (formerly Walkwell) will demonstrate orthotics. At 11:30 the Arden Line Dancers will perform and at noon W.A. Robinson and Associates will be sponsoring a free lunch for all. After lunch, at 1:15 Sarah Emory from Limestone Physiotherapy will do a presentation on seniors’ fitness. It promises to be a full day at St. James. Seniors, as well as caregivers working with seniors, are more than welcome to attend. For further information, call Laura Baldwin at the Family Health Team at 279-2100.



Notice to Creditors and Others IN THE ESTATE OF Vivian Eileen Bertrim ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of Vivian Eileen Bertrim, retired, late of the Village of Mountain Grove, who died on or about the 19th day of April, 2012, must be filed with the undersigned by the 19th day of June, 2012, after which date the Estate may be administered having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED AT PERTH this 30th day of April, 2012. JAMES M. BOND BOND & HUGHES Barristers and Solicitors 10 Market Square Perth, Ontario K7H 1V7.

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Northern Happenings Northern Happenings listings are free for community groups, and will be published for two weeks. Other listings are paid or are taken from paid ads elsewhere in the paper. The News makes every effort to be accurate but events and their details should be independently verified by readers.

Thursday May 3 MABERLY - DINNER / EUCHRE, noon @ community hall, info. 268-2841 or 267-5006, sponsor: St. Stephen’s, Brooke Anglican Church Women SHARBOT LAKE - BBQ FOR RELAY FOR LIFE, 11:30 -1 pm at NFCS, 1020 Elizabeth St., $3 for burger or hot dog & drink or veggie burger, door prizes

Friday, May 4 CLOYNE - FREE MOVIE, United Church 7pm, “Iron Lady” with Academy Award winner Meryl Streep DENBIGH - ROSE HILL NATURE RESERVE opening ceremony & tours, 2pm; the land has been donated by the family of Charlie Armstrong to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy (MMLTC), all welcome,, call 613-278-2939. PLEVNA - MOTHERS’ DAY GIFT SALE by Women Entrepreneurs of North Frontenac featuring jewelry, crafts & artistry, photography, health & beauty products, demonstrations, & more, Clar-Mill Hall 4-8pm, all welcome SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7 pm, roast beef SYDENHAM - FISH FRY, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 5-7pm, $12; children $6, all welcome

Saturday May 5 ARDEN LEGION - DART TOURNAMENT fundraiser for Relay for Life, Open Doubles, registration 10am; play 11am; $10 pp, sponsored by Kennebec firefighters; also bake sale & bucket auction ARDEN - TRIVIA FUN NIGHT, 7pm, community center, form a team or join one; tickets advance $8; at door $10, Jack Nicolson 613335-2845 DENBIGH - SPRING CONCERT w/ “Classic Country Review” featuring Mike Fahey and Peter Dawson, community hall; tickets: Paul Isaac 613-333-2776 FRONTENAC WOMEN’S CHORUS “Animal Crackers; Songs for the Whole Family”, Bell Rock Hall, 7:30pm, freewill donation, refreshments, please bring food bank item. HARROWSMITH FUNTASTIC STREET FAIR & SALE, St. Paul’s United Church, 9am-2pm, children’s games, activities, giant yard, bake, book & plant sale; live entertainment MOUNTAIN GROVE - CENTRAL FRONTENAC BASEBALL sign up, 10am-1pm, community hall, $10 child, $25 family of 3 or more, info: Cory Thompson 613-335-3735. PARHAM - FISH FRY, United Church, $12; 6yrs & under $6; info Dawn 613-375-6318,

sponsor: St. James’ Anglican Church Women SNOW ROAD – BREAKFAST, 8-11am, fundraiser for Malignant Melanoma, Snowmobile Club, 1106 Gemmills Rd. all welcome SYDENHAM – GRACE CENTRE COMMUNITY GARDEN Grand Opening Celebration, w/ music by Rock Bottom, guest speakers, food, 11am-3pm. Sydenham & Area Lions will have hotdogs, drinks avail. for purchase VERONA - LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8-noon, Lions Club, $6; proceeds to Lions Charity projects & Trinity United Church. Frontenac Farmers’ Market open 9am-1pm..

Sunday May 6 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, country, bluegrass, folk, performers free, audience $1; info: 613-374-2614 ENTERPRISE COUNTRY JAMBOREE, 1pm, community hall; $5, sponsor: Newburgh-Camden Lions; 613-379-9972 WESTPORT - COUNTRY GOSPEL EVENING w/ Faithful Friends, United Church, 7pm, $10, to aid ongoing projects, refreshments WILTON – CEMETERY MEMORIAL SERVICE, 2pm, Women’s Institute Hall, w/ Family brown, Wilton Trio & others WILTON - GOSPEL SING w/ John Reid & Eagle Band, 7pm Standard Church, freewill offering, refreshments, all welcome, 386-3405

Monday May 7 FLINTON - SOFTBALL, boys & girls 7-13, Flinton Rec. Centre, 7pm, info, register: Robert Wood 336-8898, James Wood 336-8114, registration $5/ child, sponsored by Flinton Rec. Club. RAILTON - BINGO St. Patrick’s Church, 7pm. SHARBOT LAKE SENIORS FAIR, 10am2pm, St. James Major hall, free, info, displays, speakers, complimentary lunch; info: Laura 613-279-2100

Tuesday May 8 DENBIGH - STORY TIME WITH CLIFFORD, crafts at the Library, 10:30-11:30am NORTHERN 5 DINERS, Ompah - noon, For those 50+, $10. Reservations required 613279-3151 SHARBOT LAKE 39ers, 12 noon, North Frontenac Telephone office, downstairs, potluck lunch followed by meeting & games, info Shirley Crawford 613-279-2990; email SYDENHAM – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Rural VISIONS centre 1-4pm. Info: 613-376-6477 VERONA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, medical centre 9am-noon. Info: 613-376-6477

Wednesday May 9 FLINTON - STORY TIME WITH CLIFFORD, crafts at the Library, 10:30-11:30am VERONA - MAGIC SHOW featuring Magician Rob Driscoll, Trinity United Church, 1010:45am, pre-register: Child Centre; 613-2792244.

Thursday May 10 HARROWSMITH DINERS, noon, Free Meth-

Available for Mother’s Day

By Rev. Jean Brown mpah United Church hosts a weekly coffee morning at the Ompah fire hall every Wednesday from 9 – 11 a.m. with proceeds


going to United Church mission projects (Mission and Service Fund) here at home and around the world. In the photo some of the folks at coffee morning can be seen visiting

Open Mon-Fri: 8am - 8pm Sat: 8am - 6pm Sun: Grocery 9am-6pm; LCBO 11am-6pm

Hwy 38 Verona (613) 374-2112 odist Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477. LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUB Pine View Free Methodist Church, Cloyne, 7pm

Friday May 11 SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Annual General Meeting, 7:30pm, 1106 Gemmills Rd. HARROWSMITH - YOUTH DANCE for ages 9-1,5 Golden Links hall, 7-10pm, $6, sponsored by Odd Fellows & Rebekahs, Sharon 372-1274, Wayne 358-2533

May 11–12 LIONS GAS-O-RAMA at Sharbot Lake Petro Can

May 11, 12, 13, 18 & 19 NFLT’S “ANNIE – THE MUSICAL”, Sharbot Lake High School, Fri & Sat 7pm, Sunday 2pm, $12, students $10, info: 613-374-3521

Saturday May 12 ARDEN - BREAKFAST, Eggs as You Like them, community hall, 8-11am, free will offering, sponsor: United Church Stewards. ARDEN – ‘80s DANCE, community center, 7pm, $5pp; $15 family, sponsored by GEEC Youth Group, BURRIDGE, NEWBORO & WESTPORT UNITED CHURCHES turkey dinner, North Crosby Hall, 5pm & 6:30pm, advance tickets only, $15; children $8, 613-273-5355, DENBIGH - “AWARENESS FOR OVARIAN CANCER”, mixed softball fundraiser, 8am8pm, info: Pam 613-333-2971 FLINTON - PANCAKE BREAKFAST & CAR WASH, Through the Roof Ministries, 9amnoon, $10 vehicle + free will donation fundraiser for youth group. HARLOWE - MOTHER’S DAY DINNER, Harlowe Hall, roast beef & pork & trimmings, desserts, beverages, $12. 4pm – 7pm MABERLY QUARTERLY CONTRA & SQUARE DANCE, community hall, 8pm, beginner’s lesson 7:30pm, w/ Sheesham & Lotus, $10, children free, call Maike 613-264-1993 WILTON WOMEN’S INSTITUTE Yard, craft, plant, book, bake sale, 8am-noon, community hall, tables $15, donations welcome 386-3329 WINTERGREEN STUDIOS - JACK KAYAK, dinner 6pm, concert 7:30pm, $4 June 23 Steven Heighton, July 11 Helen Humphreys, August 24 Patrick Lane, September 15 Lawrence Hill tickets, 613-273-8745,

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Monday May 14 HARROWSMITH S&A CLUB MEETING, 7:30pm, for all members & anyone interested in membership,  4041 Colebrooke Rd, family fee $10/ year, info: Pam 613-372-1578. SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151.

Tuesday May 15 FRONTENAC COUNTY NATURAL HERITAGE STUDY, public meeting to discuss importance of county’s natural features, 7pm, Oso Hall, Sharbot Lake, info Peter Young 613548-9400 x 359;, all welcome KENNEBEC DINERS, noon, Arden community hall, for those 50+, $10. Reservations required: 613-279-3151 PLEVNA - CLAR-MILL COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS monthly meeting, Clar-Mill Hall 7pm, all welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 16 BEDFORD DINERS, noon, community hall, for those 50+. $10. Reservations required: 613-279-3151 GLENBURNIE - FRONTENAC COUNTY NATURAL HERITAGE STUDY, public meeting to discuss importance of county’s natural features, 7pm, county admin office; info Peter Young 613-548-9400 x 359; all welcome

Thursday May 17 CANADIANS FOR WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN Gala, 5:30pm, St. Lawrence College, tickets $35, Madeliene 613-375-8290; DIABETES SESSIONS, Verona Medical Centre w/ Registered Dietitian & Nurse Practitioner, 9am- noon; register: Anne MacDonald 613-544-3400 x 3589

Treat Mom with a special dinner from the Café & spoil her with fresh baked goods from the Bakery

and enjoying some snacks. The Mission and Service Fund of the National United Church gives us a collective voice to witness to God with overseas partners, Canadian outreach, y hospital and university Variet ministries, and in supr r o w sm i t h a porting small congregations. In fact the two United Churches of Ompah and Plevna are supported by a grant from this fund, allowing for a United Church presence in the northern part of our Presbytery district. The M&S Fund represents our collective way to be God's presence in the world—to be the church, to love and serve, to seek justice, to live with respect in creation. It gives us a collective voice in advocating change, justice, and peace, whether through the Canadian government or in work with our ecumenical partners. The M&S Fund ensures that we are participating together in all of this work and more. M&S work includes ministry support, theological colleges, presbyteries and Conferences, core funding to 170 churches, chaplaincies, overseas personnel, global work, outreach work in Canada, justice and environmental advocacy, ecu-


Sunday May 13 DENBIGH - MUSIC IN THE HALL, 1pm, township hall, sponsor: Rec. Committee. HARROWSMITH – GOSPEL ONLY JAM, Free Methodist Church, 1:30-4pm, Open Mic, fundraiser for church; info: 613-376-9815 MCDONALDS CORNERS – JAMBOREE, Agricultural Hall, music begins 1pm, dinner @ 5pm, $14; info: 613-278-2427 SYDENHAM - MOTHER’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST at fire hall, 8am - 1pm, music, silent auction tables, sponsored by the fire fighters

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menical partnership, partnership overseas, the work of the General Council Office, support for archives, and The Observer, and the list goes on. The exciting news for us is that thanks to a support grant from the M&S fund, starting Sunday May 20 both United Churches will be up and running, after a winter of joint services in the manse. This cost saving measure saved on heat and gave both churches an opportunity to gather together bi-weekly. Currently the manse in Plevna is for sale since commuting ministry is the way to go and also the costs to operate a specific house are too expensive. Ompah United meets weekly at 9:30 a.m. and Plevna United at 11:15 (starting May 20) with Rev. Jean Brown preaching. All are welcome. We look forward to an exciting summer with some special musical services, roast beef dinner, weekly worship, and many opportunities to pray, witness, and serve God in the community and beyond. It's amazing all that happens when a church offers a weekly mission-focused coffee morning!


MAY 3, 2012

St. Paul’s FUNtastic here this weekend

Jared and Matthew filling baskets for the fair


t. Paul’s United Church in Harrowsmith is holding their second annual FUNtastic Street Fair and Sale on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please note that Church Street will be closed for the event. Inside the church there will be a huge garage sale with bargains galore. There will be everything from children’s items to antique dishes. For the reading enthusiasts there will be hundreds of good quality used books to choose from. And no sale would be complete without a good old-fashioned church bake table. Satisfy your sweet tooth with some home baked goodies. Outside there will be many varieties of perennials and house plants for the gardeners in the crowd. 10 a.m. is when the fun really starts with live entertainment and the opening of the children’s fun area on Church Street. These activities will run until 2 p.m. We have a great line-up of musicians this year performing a wide variety of music and best of all, they are all local talent! Taking the stage at 10 will be St. Paul’s own Ava Ludlow. Ava is ten and attends Loughborough Public. This past year she has been busy singing at the Kingston

Frontenac games and for the Toronto Marlies. At 10:15 Harrowsmith’s own Zac Badour will perform some toe tapping country songs. Brittany Smith will take the stage at 11. Brittany is from Kingston and performs soft rock. At noon Bellfonix will play some pop/rock music. Lead singer Heather Bell is from Hartington and other members originate from the Sydenham area. As the finale at 1 p.m. Verona’s own, In the Guestroom, will perform some alternative rock and roll. Be prepared to dance in the street. The children’s fun area has been greatly expanded for this year. There will be over 15 children’s games and activities including a bouncing castle and a mini-golf course. There will be the typical fun fair games with prizes like fish pond and ring toss and the not so typical like the toilet bowl toss! Rev. Patsy Henry will assist youngsters in making crafts to take home. Rev. Patsy is a gifted storyteller and will surely keep the kids entertained as they work away. There will be face painting and no street fair would be complete without clowns. Mrs. Pockets the clown will be there to mingle with the kids and between 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. JoJo the clown will be there with her pony to provide pony rides. Nominal fees will apply to the children’s fun area. In case you get hungry from all the activity, there will be a BBQ lunch and a confection stand with snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. Throughout the day you can purchase tickets for the multiprize donation draw. Around 14 different themed baskets have been donated by members of the congregation. Some of them are quite original. Due to the overwhelming success of last


by Suzanne Hoag

year’s street fair we couldn’t help but do it again. It is great to be able to give something back to the community as the community has greatly assisted us over the past

couple of years. Although it is a fundraiser for the church, we do try to keep prices down so that it is affordable for everyone. It is our hope that events like these will help people see the church in a different light, one that shows that it is really fun to go to church and at St. Paul’s, that is the case.

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