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June 7, 2012

Vol. 12, No. 22

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AH Council opts to build fire hall first, office later

by Jeff Green ouncilors did not agree about when they should build what, but at their meeting in Flinton on Monday, June 4, they still set in motion a spending plan that will impact taxes for 30 years. Armed with preliminary figures from their engineering consultant, Council was faced with a $1.8 million costing for a fire hall and township office at the site they have purchased on Hwy. 41 south of Northbrook. The alternative project would be to build only the fire hall now at a cost of $780,000, and defer the second project until later. Either way the project will need to be financed, which will involve a special levy of $100,000 per year for 30 years to cover interest rates and/or the inevitable increase in construction costs over time. Council levied an extra $50,000 in 2012 for this purpose, so upping that to $100,000 in 2013 and beyond will have less of an impact on future tax rates than it would otherwise. The idea of deferring the second part of the project was put forward by Councilor Tony Fritsch. “It costs more to borrow money than it does to save money,” he said in proposing that only the fire hall be considered by the current council. Reeve Henry Hogg did not agree. “Instead of having a staged process to save money, you might as well build and pay over time,” Hogg said. Councilor Helen Yanch agreed with Reeve Hogg, “I don’t think people want us to collect money now for something in the future that another council might decide not to do,” she said. However, Councilor Adam Snider was facing sticker shock over the $1.8 million price tag, a figure they all agreed would likely rise once the project goes to tender. “We can’t spend $1.8 million now; that’s more than a township our size can handle,” said Snider. Addington Highlands has a $2.15 million operating budget for 2012. Deputy Mayor Bill Cox summed up the dilemma facing Council. “Can we wait?” he said. “Yes, we can. Do we want to? I don’t know.” Helen Yanch then made a motion that Council move ahead with the entire project, but Reeve Hogg could not find a seconder for the motion. Tony Fritsch then moved that only the fire hall portion be acted on, but that provisions for building the office portion later on be worked into the construction contract. Fritsch’s motion was seconded by Adam Snider. Reeve Hogg asked for a recorded vote. The vote was 3-2 in favor. Fritsch, Snider and Cox voted in favor; Hogg and Yanch voted against it. The project is not a done deal, however. Final design work must be done, a tender document prepared and bids received. Once the real construction borrowing costs are factored in, Council will make a final decision. (Other items from Addington Highlands)

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Observing the 2012 Transit of Venus in Maberly by Julie Druker


$500 for motion sensors in libraries

Council agreed to spend $500 to have motion sensors installed in the Denbigh library as a security measure to protect the computer equipment. Last Saturday, the library re-opened in its new location at the Addington Highlands Community Centre – Denbigh.

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Fred Barrett, Bob Hillier and Tom Ray offered passers-by an up close look at the 2012 Transit of Venus


iven that not one but two amateur astronomers have set up their own personal observatories in Maberly, it was not surprising to find them gathered with another friend by the side of Road 36 just south of Maberly on Tuesday June 5. And because amateur astronomers tend to be of a generous nature, liking to share their finds with curious passers-by, the three came well equipped with multiple ways to view the transit of Venus. Armed with safety eclipse glasses, of their own making as well as the store-bought variety, a welder’s mask and two high-powered telescopes, they gave those who joined them a close up look at what has been described as being among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena. When I took a look just shortly after 6 p.m., Venus appeared as a tiny black half disc on the edge of the sun, looking a bit like a half a lady bug stuck to the outer perimeter of a large dinner plate. But for local astronomer Fred Barrett who writes the column “What's Up in the Night Sky” for this newspaper and his amateur astronomer buddies, Bob Hiller of Kanata, who is currently in the process of building an observatory in Maberly, and Tom Ray of Ottawa, it was a very big deal indeed. After speaking with them I came to understand why. The Transit of Venus occurs in pairs, eight years apart. This week’s occurrence was paired with one that took place in 2004. Before the 2004 transit the last pair of Venus transits occurred in 1874 and 1882. This year’s transit was the last to take place in this century; the next one will occur in December 2117 with its pair to follow in 2125. No wonder these three gents were in awe. Fred Barrett had arrived in Maberly fresh from Ottawa and his daughter’s graduation ceremony, and had no time to set up his telescope, so instead he set up a digital camera with a telephoto lens so that he could take photos of the event. He was ecstatic. “To see something like this is absolutely spectacular. To be here to see it gives you a kind of quiet satisfaction in your soul,” he said. He explained that astronomers gain important information from the transit of Venus. “Both the old explorers (Captain Cook included) and to-

day’s astronomers use this transit to measure the size of the solar system by recording how long it takes Venus to pass over the sun’s surface. Using this time and by applying geometry, they can calculate the distance of the earth to Venus and to the sun,” he said The transit of Venus is similar to a solar eclipse by the moon, the difference being that the moon, which is so much closer to the earth, will totally cover the sun. Venus, although three times larger than the moon, appears as a small black dot on the sun’s surface due to the fact that it is so much further away from the earth. I had asked these three gentleman astronomers what this Venus transit might mean when it comes to matters of love and not surprisingly their answers distanced them from popular astrology. ”I don't follow astrology and I refuse to belittle other people’s beliefs even though they are hogwash,” Barrett replied with a laugh. Love considerations aside, Fred has plans to send his pictures of the transit to the national magazine Sky News. Thanks to these three passionate and generous souls, I had a chance to actually see up close the 2012 Transit of Venus and I can tell you that it made a lasting impression on me.

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Garbage – what’s a township to do? E

verybody is up in arms. Well not everybody, but some people - and those people are really up in arms - about the new clear bag garbage system in Central Frontenac. People have said a lot about the clear bags: they are unworkable; they are an invasion of privacy; it is unfair that the old bag tags can’t be used any more. The whole fiasco demonstrates that the township is out of touch with the people. Why would a township council impose something like this on its residents? There is a reason. The recycling rates in Central Frontenac are abysmal. They are very low compared to all of its neighbors, and the township has been facing pressure from the provincial government and its related agencies to address this reality. Provincial regulations are such that when the dumps in Central Frontenac are filled the garbage will have to be shipped out, at an increased cost to ratepayers. Once that happens, taxes will go up to pay shipping and dumping fees.

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Exempting recycled materials from dumping fees did not work; there were still recyclables all over the waste pile. After years of hand wringing, the clear bag plan, an idea that had been laughed at when it was proposed years ago by former Councilor Logan Murray, ended up being adopted by this current council. The clear bags create the potential for the garbage to be refused by the dump attendant if it includes recyclable or hazardous items. The township has the capacity to force people to pull material out of the bag they paid for, and put it in a recycling container for free. It is a forced savings program. My understanding is that the staff at the dump are not being heavy-handed about enforcing the rules. This all seems like a pretty childish endeavour, sifting through garbage bags to reveal a can or a plastic bottle. But the fact is that people in Central Frontenac have not been recycling, or the clear bag system would not have been required.

The Great Outdoor Adventure - a refuge for creatures great and small


steady stream of outdoor adventure seekers gathered for the fourth annual Sharbot Lake Outdoor Adventure at the Sharbot Lake High School on June 2. The event is put on by the Child Centre of Northern Frontenac Community Services (NFCS), as an opportunity for the community to get out and enjoy some outdoor fun together at a limited cost. Organizers offered up numerous activities, including: crafts, games, horse-drawn wagon rides, mini golf, a karate demonstration by members of Sharbot Lake Karate, a BBQ, vehicle displays by the OPP and the Central Frontenac Fire Department, and an obstacle course. Back again this year was the always popular petting zoo by Kim and Victor Peterson of Mountain Grove who were helped by their two children Daylia (12) and Ayden (4). The Petersons had on display a number of their rescued charges, just a few of the over 100 animals at their farm that they have rescued. All of the activities were free, with the only cost being a $1 charge for food items. Rain all day and night on Friday threatened to turn the event into an indoor adventure, but the rain stopped in time for the pavement to dry. At one point about half way through the two-hour event, the skies darkened, but just then drummers Donna Hollywood, Pam Giroux, and Marcie and Amber Asselstine came outside and started to sing and drum, and the sun peeked out through the clouds. As an added feature, a yard sale was held in conjunction with the event, raising $272 for the United Way.

L-r, Daylia and Ayden Peterson,and Natalie and Hailey Coutts at the petting zoo

Northern Frontenac Community Services is a United Way agency. The United Way helps to fund the NFCS family counseling program as well as other services. The Child Centre will be offering a number of events and programs for youth this summer, including a summer camp on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for children aged 6-10.


Re KASSAA results


n our May 24 article on the KASSAA results, the name of one of the Sharbot Lake High School athletes was incorrect. It was Travis Tyson (not Tryon), who placed 2nd in long jump. Our apologies to Travis for the error.

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n an article published on page 1 of the Frontenac News last week, it was reported that the result of the South Frontenac Fire Department attaining a superior water shuttle rating is “the same credit that applies to home owners supplied by hydrants or municipal water systems.” This is not quite the case. Only properties located within a short distance of a fire station, less than five kilometres, are eligible for a discount, and even then it might not be “the same credit” as urban homeowners receive.

The commercial enterprises, including lodges and restaurants, are indeed being put into a corner by this. They can’t always control the way their clientele acts, and if they have to sort the garbage themselves it is a potential hazard to their employees. The same issues arose in North Frontenac when they brought in clear bags, and the township can and will work with the businesses involved to make the system can work. There is another option that has sprung up as well. Scott’s container rentals will take any and all waste, for a price, out of the township to a commercial sump site. So, residents do have an option. Sort out the waste from the recycling or pay extra and throw everything into Scott’s bins. Central Frontenac still has work to do on its waste system, but the clear bags are part of that solution and the message they deliver, that recycling is mandatory at township waste sites, is a necessary one.

South Frontenac Council - June 5 by Wilima Kenny

CEO and Mayor Ignore Usual Process Contractor Quits

Councillor Ron Vandewal, Chair of the Loughborough Cemetery Board, told Council that he thought the appropriate procedure had not been followed when CAO Wayne Orr and Mayor Davison met directly with the cemetery caretaker, Percy Snider, without informing the cemetery board. Although as CAO, Orr is ultimately responsible for the satisfactory delivery of all township services, Vandewal pointed out that in practice the cemetery board has for many years heard complaints and negotiated solutions. This system has worked well, with a good record of conflict resolution, he said. Vandewal said that he knew nothing about the recent issues until Wayne Orr phoned to inform him that the meeting had taken place, and that as a result Percy Snider has resigned from his contract. “If we’re going to have committees, we have to trust them to do their job,” said Vandewal. “What about the recreation committees: are they going to be left out of recreation issues?” he asked Vandewal then said he might resign from the cemetery committee. “Are you going to resign or not?” asked Mayor Davison. “I’ll think it over, and talk to you tomorrow,” replied Vandewal. Councillor Naish then made a motion for Council to go in camera “to discuss personnel issues.”

E-Waste To Keeley Road Site

Council passed a motion to accept E-waste only at the Keeley Road household hazardous waste depot, and only on Thursdays, when the hazardous waste depot is open. Until now, the township has been collecting E-waste at Portland, Loughborough, Salem and Bradshaw waste disposal sites. In 2011, it cost the township $30,000 to dispose of Ewaste, and Ontario Electronic Stewardship has agreed to

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Re: Pit Bull ban


his is in reply to the letter, “Pit Bull ban” in your paper, May 31, 2012. In Cleveland a three-year-old girl died hours after being bitten on the head by a pit bull mix, the baby's name was Makayla. The pit bull dog was only given a 10-day quarantine. Makayla was in a child swing with her mother and grandmother several feet away, there was no barking by the dog, only a small whimpering from the child, then blood shooting from her head. Makayla was flown to hospital but was dead on arrival. In April in Carolina a baby boy named Aiden Lee McGrews was in his baby swing and the father sleeping in the room next to the child while their pit bull grabbed the baby and dismembered his body. The coroner said it was the worst death he had ever handled. So Chantel tell us again how outrageous the

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want to thank the township for their fantastic efforts on the Bordenwood Road; it's swell and smooth and much improved. However, the Henderson Road from Henderson United Church to the Harlowe boundary is in desperate need of work. The potholes are bigger than a bathtub and those old logs from the old road days are sticking up and jabbing my wheels. I have to swerve all over the road to dodge these holes and at times it's embarrassing to drive in such a curvaceous manner. Can something please be done? We need help with that road! I feel desperately sorry for the road crews who are sent to repair the potholes, since the largest part of the road is potholes and they must get so discouraged trying to fill them all up. In thinking of solutions, I wonder if folks would like to double their taxation payments for 2013 only in order to get some road work done, and if the township councilors, and employees would also donate one month's net salary toward the cause of the roads. I'm considering running for township councilor on the platform "Don't vote for me - I'll double your taxes to repair the roads!" That idea would give me a forum to thank the hard working road crews who are sent out to repair these terrible roads, and raise awareness of our plight. I also realize that our taxation base is low and that there really is no solution - except to resort to the paper to complain, so thanks for listening. - Rev. Jean Brown

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knowledge about pit bulls and their bites being only 235 lb., enough to crush a baby’s head and dismember and tear the limbs from a small child. I am sure their parents did not teach these dogs to kill their children. You use the words common sense and logic repeated many times over; perhaps you should use common sense and realize that Bill 16 would again allow these aggressive dogs to mangle and kill. The deaths of these children occurred shortly before an Ohio law takes effect on pit bulls, vicious dog label being removed, like this Bill 16. Thanks again to our Liberals for stopping it Monte Drouillard

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aving received the latest missive from our M.P., I would ask this M.P. to answer the following two questions - Yes or No: Question #1: Have you stopped beating your dog yet? Yes No Question #2: Will you never stop with the inane, insulting, "polls"? Yes No I await your response to these important questions. Larry Chiarot

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he David Suzuki Foundation televised a documentary on the Nature of Things reporting on studies done by scientists around the world on the “New” marijuana. These studies have proven that the potency level of marijuana in Canada and other countries has increased by 130% in the last 10 years. According to these studies, the higher potency is achieved by removing Cannabadiol (CBD) genes, leaving a higher content of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). The THC drives the dopamine level up higher than the levels of the ’60s and ’70s (which used to be balanced at 4% each). This higher dopamine level release leaves a stronger sense of euphoria, which also results in excess canavanoid receptors and can cause hallucinations. Just three joints a day of this new highly potent marijuana can cause loss of memory and incoherent thought processes because of scrambled brain syndrome. Today’s pot delivers a double whammy! Long-term use can cause development of schizophrenia and psychosis. If users start smoking it younger than age 18, the chances of becoming psychotic is quadrupled because the brain is still developing. The cannabis/marijuana cafes in Europe have no idea of the ratios of THC and CBDs in the various products they are selling to the public. Many users start taking stronger drugs to get higher yet when marijuana no longer does it for them, drugs such as Oxycontin, crack cocaine, and crystal methamphetamines. Unfortunately, it is easier for the younger generation to buy marijuana than it is to buy liquor. It is affecting more young people and contributing to the downfall of society. Selling marijuana has become a lucrative business. Drug-related crimes are increasing (home invasions, theft in rural areas of ATVs, boats, motors, etc.) all for drug money. More gangs are created in cities for the same reason. With grow ops on the rise – the attraction is that the growers can work less or not at all. I admire Stephanie Ferguson from Brockville who gave her story to the Perth EMC (May 17/12 issue), showing that anyone doing drugs for sport is playing drug roulette with their lives. - Wanda Recoskie


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No help for Skootamatta boat launch

Council finally dealt with a request for three loads of gravel from ratepayers who are offering to use their own labour to improve a boat launch on Sheldrake Bay of Skootamatta Lake. The group has already received clearance from the MNR for their plans to bring the boat launch up to a useable standard, and are working with Quinte Conservation for approval as well. In an email to Jack Pauhl dated May 10, the group’s representative Nancy Kallina reiterated a request from February for “two loads of quarry base and one load of 5/8 inch gravel. “Property owners will assume the cost of labour, machinery (backhoe etc.) and any other costs,” Kallina wrote. “It is very difficult because we are not helping other people who make requests,” said Helen Yanch. “We do maintain some roads and boat launches,” said Adam Snider. Reeve Hogg pointed out that the situation might be different if there was no other access to Skootamatta Lake, but there are four other boat launches on the lake. A request had been received from the group in February but it was deferred until after the budget. “A no in February would have been better than a no now,” said Hogg. But in the end the request was still denied.

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Night-time cramps can be very painful and interrupt a good night’s sleep. Drugs can sometimes be the cause. Two groups of medications that may contribute to this problem are long-acting bronchodilator inhalers used for some lung conditions and diuretics to treat high blood pressure. Side effects can occur with many medications. If you are concerned whether your medications might be the cause, ask our pharmacists. We can access a large amount of information on all drugs and their side effects. It’s part of our job.

from 4:30-6:30. They will be serving turkey, salads, buns, condiments, fresh strawberries and cake. Adults $12; children $6. Take-out is available. · Blake Ritchie (2), with his Mom, Amy Ritchie and Aunt Laura, is participating in the walk for Muscular Dystrophy. They are walking in support of Blake’s great-grandma, Ethel Dubeau of Sharbot Lake. Local residents may remember Mrs. Dubeau as a teacher at Harrowsmith Public School. To support Blake and his family you can send donations directly to: Muscular Dystrophy of Canada, 2345 Yonge Street, Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M4T 2E5, attention: Stephanie. For more information, you can call Donna Ritchie at 613-3722008.


· Open Mic at the Legion is Saturday June 9 and not June 2. Sorry for the error last week. 2 pm start; food available. · Help send kids to camp this summer. On Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. Circle Square Ranch in Arden is hosting a roast beef dinner & music fundraiser, with entertainment by Clearview Country Gospel. Join them for a fun-filled evening. Cost is $12/adult; $6 for 12 years & under; 4 years & under free. · Pledge sheets for the Recreation Committee's Annual Walk-a-Thon held this month are now in. Please see Diane Nicholson for details. · This Sunday June 10 there will be a guided tour of the canyon on the Pitt Road. Start time is 10am. Bring walking shoes and a camera; you'll need both. Call 542-8625 for more details. · Youth recreational softball has begun again this summer. Come to the Rec. park, check the schedule and support the youngsters. You may find it to be a lot of fun. It would be a good time for the kids to try out the new equipment in the park! · The trip to the reptile zoo, mentioned last week, is not being sponsored by the Land o’Lakes school, but by the Arden Legion. Bus fare will be $20 for children and $25 for 16 and up. More info. next week. · There is no organized Sunday Darts until September. Members and players are welcome to use the boards any time the Legion is open.

Kelly Calthorpe

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· The Cloyne and District Historical Society is pleased to be sponsoring a trip to local historical sites on Monday, June 18. The tour has been produced by the Land of Lakes Tourist Association as a driving tour, and the sight-seers will explore the Skootamatta Lake Road and the Mazinaw, Vennachar, and Denbigh areas before going to the Pine Valley Restaurant in Griffith for lunch. The tour will then proceed to Plevna and will be home in the Highway 41 corridor by midafternoon. Cost for the tour and lunch is $25. Call 613-3366858 to reserve your place. · Get well wishes to Monty Drouillard. · Barrie Township road crew has done a great job on summer dust control!

GODFREY Jean Campbell


· Happy Anniversary wishes to Shirley and Les McGowan, 49 years on May 18, and to Shirley and Dennis Flear, 53 years on May 30. Congratulations! · Best wishes to Charlene Fox who is recuperating from surgery. Her mom from St. Thomas is visiting to help look after her grandson Chase who is now eight months old and starting to crawl. · Happy Birthday wishes to Bob Goodberry who reached the big 80 on May 31. · On June 3 a large crowd attended the Open Mic program at Bedford Hall, including a potluck dinner. A card was signed by all present to be sent to Art Cow in hospital. Nice to see Judy Murphy back on the job after her leg injury last winter. Next session - June 17. · Tip this week – To cook fresh corn, bring water to a boil. Add one tablespoon vinegar and one-half teaspoon sugar. Add corn and boil 8 – 10 minutes.



· Condolences to Vivian Ross who had to part with her best friend last week, her dog Freedom. · The Annual Pie in the Sky will take place July 7 at the Maberly Fairgrounds from 9am to 1pm, hosted by the Maberly Agricultural Society. Fred Barrett of Barrett Lake will have his big telescope out there for all to gaze at the sky. · Don’t forget you can rent the ABC Hall if you need lots of space for both small and large activities with your family and friends. Make arrangements easily by contacting Joyce Fleming at 273-4832. Book your wedding, anniversary, family reunion, and birthday parties soon and get top billing at the hall! · The third Tuesday of each month at 12 noon is the CPHC Diners Club. If you are 50 or over, come to the ABC Hall to enjoy a hot nutritious meal and pleasant socialization. Reservations are required so call Barb at 273-6307 or Lesley 272-8014 to let them know you are coming. · There will be a Community Pot Luck and Music Jam, Saturday, June 9, with a pot-luck dinner at 5 p.m. and Open Mic entertainment from 6 until 10 p.m. ABC Hall.

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HENDERSON Jean Brown Georgina Wathen

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· Great to see our Henderson name re-painted at the village signboard – gives us a fresh look for the many summer happenings. · On Saturday June 9 the Tweed Oddfellows will be holding a roast beef supper at the Harlowe community hall from 4-7pm. The cost is $12 for adults; 12 yrs & under $6; preschoolers free. · The Harlowe Wesleyan and Standard Church is hosting a Father’s Day musical praise Sunday on June 17 at 11 a.m. that will feature Pastor Bill and Mina Rice offering music and testimony. Fathers are so special and it’s fantastic to honour them on this special day. · Also on Sunday June 17 will be the annual Cemetery service at the Henderson United Church cemetery at 2 pm. Morning worship is cancelled. - Jean. · My step-mother, Alida Lloyd of Collingwood, died at age 91 after being in a coma for some time. God willing, we will be attending her funeral, although I’ve had a cold for over a week now – Georgina.

OMPAH Linda Rush


Helen Forsey will be reading from her two newly published books at the Ompah Community Library on Thursday, June 14 from 7 to 8pm. This will be a great opportunity to hear some lively and touching excerpts from the books and to chat with Helen.

PLEVNA Katie Ohlke


· On Friday June 8, there will be a BBQ Bingo fundraiser to support Northern Rural Youth Programming in North Frontenac. Clar-Mill Hall. Doors open at 5pm and the first game begins at 6pm. Must be 18 years of age or older. For more information, please call 613-279-2244. Sponsored by Northern Frontenac Community Services Corporation. • Don’t forget the charity yard sale at Lookout Home Building Centre on Sat. June 9, 8am-1pm. Proceeds will go to Clarendon Central Public School for field trips for the students. · On Sunday, June 10 there will be a Special Dedication ceremony for the new building at the River of Life Christian Fellowship at 3pm. Rev. Donald Hodgins will be a special speaker and the musical guests will be the Proverbs. Luncheon to follow. For more information please contact Rev. Klatt at 613-479-0333. · On Sat. June 16 the Dragonfly Summer Solstice Festival is happening from 10am to 2pm. Fun for the whole family and all events and food free! BBQ hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, fish pond, races, games, prizes. Sponsored by North Frontenac Township and Clar-Mill Community Volunteers. · On Tuesday, June 19, the Clar-Mill Community Volunteers will meet at the Clar-Mill Community Hall in Plevna at their new time 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. · On Friday June 22, Plevna United Church will host an open-mike music jam from 7 to 9:30 pm at the church, with Lional Grimard and Rev. Jean Brown co-hosting. Sacred and secular music are welcome and light refreshments will happen along with a free-will offering for the church. It is hoped that a lot of the talented area folks will offer their music.

VERONA Debbie Lingen

· Kudos to the staff at the Rona Verona Hardware. They showed their support for local resident Joan Goodwin and the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre by wearing pink and collecting donations for the center last weekend. · The Third Verona Family Fishing Day has been announced for Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Verona [Rock] Lake. Prizes for all kids under 16 who catch a fish. Free BBQ with hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, and drinks. For this event, Canadian residents do not require a fishing license. The event last year was a huge success. To avoid disappointment, pre-register with Linda Bates at 613-374-1307 to reserve your spot! This is a free event brought to you by Frontenac Stewartship Council and the Ve- Photo: L to right, front Cory Redmond, Mark Meeks; back JoAnne Abrams, Chad Van Camp, rona Community Association. Reid Sigsworth, Joan Goodwin. Photo by Debbie Lingen · The next Diabetes Session will be held Thurs. June 14 at the Verona Medical Center. Scramble. $75 pp ($55pp Rivendell members) includes dinGuest speaker will be lawyer John Glassco, speaking on ner, prizes, cart. Information: 376-6477 or 1-800-763-9610. Power of Attorney for Personal Care. Whether you have · South Frontenac Community Services provides Foot just learned that you have diabetes or have had it for many Care Clinics for seniors or physically disabled adults. Diayears, this will be a chance to share your experiences, ask betic referrals are accepted. The next clinic will be held at the questions and learn from each other. 9 am to 12 noon. To Verona Medical Clinic on Tuesday, June 12. Appointments register call Anne MacDonald, 613-544-3400 ext 3589 start at 9 a.m. until noon. To book your appointment, call · Have you enrolled your children for swimming lessons 613-376-6477 and ask for Danielle Penner. The fee is $13 and day camp at McMullen Beach? Registration will take per session. place at the Princess Anne Community Centre in Hartington. · Frontenac Old Time Music Championships will hold a Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. fundraising Open Mic/Jam on Sunday, June 10 at Verona · South Frontenac Community Services 50+ Fundrais- Lions Hall from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. For ing Golf Tournament will be held at Rivendell Golf Course further information, contact: Cliff Rines at 613-358-5370 or this Friday, June 8. Shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Four Person

MISSISSIPPI Pearl Killingbeck


· What a wonderful service at Snow Road church on Sunday at its 127th Anniversary. The church was full. The service was by Rev. Grace Vaders and there was lovely music by Wayne, Mary and their son Brian Abrams. A beautiful hymn was sung by Nate Vaders and written by Edith Olmstead, “Little White Church on the Hill”. There was a lovely luncheon afterwards in the community center. · Belated birthday wishes to Colonial St. Pierre. My great grandson Rowan Lemke was left off the list last week. Happy birthday Rowan. · Get well wishes to Ruth Wark. · Olive Allen attended a get-together for her granddaughter Brooke Armstrong on Saturday. Brooke was 22; many more, Brooke. · Cory F., Terri Lynn and Sierra spent the May long weekend in New York City, where they celebrated Terri Lynn’s 38 birthday. They had a wonderful weekend and also visited the Twin Towers site. Happy birthday Cory on June 8. · Glen & Karen Paterson from Snow Road attended their granddaughter Allison Sherratt’s graduation in Ottawa. She received her PhD in biochemistry and has taken a position at the National research Centre in Ottawa. Congratulations, Allison, and all the best in your future. · Sympathy to Monica and the Delisle families on the death last week of Mike Dando.

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· The Verona Community Association announces another great summer of music - Music in the Park, a series of three free concerts at McMullen Beach and Park. The first concert will be held on Sunday, June 17. Enjoy the Celtic and folk music of Chris Murphy and Brian Flynn. Bring your lawn chairs and prepare for a great afternoon of entertainment. Refreshments will be available. McMullen Beach. 2 to 4 p.m. (In case of heavy rain, the concert will be held at the Verona Lions Hall.) · Jungle Madness in Verona! Drop by the Verona Pentecostal Assembly on June 9 and see live alligators, pythons and tarantulas. Enjoy the pony rides and eat jungle food! There will also be a Jungle Bake Sale. This is a fun filled event for the whole family. The fun starts at 10 a.m.


LAND O’ LAKES COMMUNITY SERVICES Tues, June 12, 2012 At Northbrook Lion’s Hall 5:30 pm Chairperson’s Reception 6:00 pm Potluck Dinner 7:00 PM Business Meeting JOIN US…ALL ARE WELCOME!


Thursday June 14, 6:30pm Musical Entertainment by Clearview Country Gospel $12.00/adult $6.00/child (12yrs & under) 4yrs & under Free

· Bob & Elaine celebrated grandson Jacob’s 5th birthday in Ottawa. · Smile: It’s not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to wait until the storm passes.


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· Sympathy to the family of Ellwood Snider, husband of Adabelle (Price) · Happy birthday to Rona Noble, Chase Matson, Tom Dewey, Phyllis Allen, Donnie Smith, Thelma Smith, Cheryl Runions, Lisa Matson, Chad Matson, Maureen Hay. · Happy Anniversary to Tom and June Hughes. · The senior classes of SLHS recently enjoyed a weekend trip to view various attractions such as Niagara Falls,

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Living Our History - Together

1812 History Contest

Open to all ages. Entrants may choose any material, design, or medium, but the principal elements should represent aspects of life during the period of the War of 1812. Entry suggestions: Youngest entrants (up to 7 years of age) may draw or colour a picture. Pre-teens (7 to 12), teens (13-17) and adults (18 and over) can create a piece of artwork, recreate an artifact, write an essay or story, design a poster, do a genealogy study, etc. Entries will be judged on: historical accuracy, originality, attention to detail and quality of presentation. All entries must include the following form signed. Entries will be returned to contestants after the event, if requested. Contest deadline June 18, 2012.

Living Our History – Together 1812 History Contest Entry Form

Join us at Circle Square Ranch in Arden for a fun filled evening and partner with us to send kids to camp this summer.

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37th Annual General Meeting June 13, 2012 At the Ompah Community Hall 10200 Road 509, Ompah 6:00 p.m. - Light dessert MEETING TO COMMENCE AT 6:30 The Annual Report, Audited Financial Statement and copies of the By-Laws will be available. General public, prospective members and persons interested in Iearning more about the agency are welcome.

Age group:  ❑ Child (Up to 7 years)  ❑ Pre-teen (7 to 12) ❑ Teen (13-17)  ❑ Adults (18+) Grade & School (if applicable): Telephone # Signature (of applicant if 18+, of parent or guardian if under 18) Signature gives consent to displaying the contest entry or photographs of entry for public viewing, in newspapers, public media, and at Opening Ceremonies. Contest deadline June 18, 2012. Submit entries to: Northern Connections Adult Learning Centres, 24719 Hwy. 7, Sharbot Lake, Phone (613) 279-2499 Fax (613-279-2022),



Mountain Grove - from pg. 5

Wonderland, a Blue Jay game, museums, etc. Thanks to all the organizers and parents who made this trip of a lifetime possible. · Get well wishes to Linda Gray. · A delicious roast beef supper was enjoyed by many on June 2, sponsored by the Wesleyan church in Arden, with entertainment by Gilbert Whan and the Country Church band, along with Gordon Wright, Rev Vernon Scott, Ruth Oliver, Merle Hamilton, Charlie Burtch. · Friends and relatives attended a lawn party at the home of Debbie and Dave Hartwick on June 2 in honour of their son Darcy and Angela’s up-coming wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple. Darcy’s sisterin-law Tina and daughter Gracie and other family members travelled from Timmins to be there. · Sharbot Lake Bantam ball team defeated Joyceville on May 30 at SL. A great game. · Thinking of Art and Clara Clow, Bill Pringle, Nancy Fobert, Susie Bryden, Gwen Leonard, Violet Cooke, Dave Ackerman, Alma White, Dwayne Matson, Betty Tarney, Francis Badour, Gwen Hepner, Louise Meeks, Joyce & Fred Smith, Ken (Jack) Smith, Queenie Schroader (my husband’s sister). · On June 14, Circle Square Ranch will be hosting a roast beef supper at 6pm. Come and enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment, $12 for adults and $6 children. Proceeds will help send children to camp. · A ball tournament was held at the Woodbine School on June 4. Sharbot Lake had a team entered. It was fastball with overhand pitching. The team played very well. I had a good visit with Winifred Sargent, whom I haven’t seen for years. Mitch Cox, her sonin-law, drives the bus. · On June 16 there will be a steak or hamburger supper at Olden hall, sponsored by the Mountain Grove United Church stewards; 5 or 6 pm sittings; steak dinner is $13; hamburger $8

PARHAM-TICHBORNE Colleen Steele 613-375-6219 Christine Teal 613-375-6525 · Congratulations to all those students who had to complete the EQAO testing recently! · Have you purchased your ticket yet for the Womanless Beauty Pageant being held on June 9 at Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake? It is sure to be an entertaining evening with a dance to follow. Come out to support these contestants! See any member of the CFMSA Executive for your ticket - only $15/ couple. All money raised will go to Central Frontenac Minor Ball. · Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association is holding a Ball Tournament on June 23 at Parham Ball Field - if you would like to enter a team, please call Tammy Dupuis. Donations are being accepted for the Bingo Board that will be running that day. If you are interested in donating an item Tammy will help you out or any member of the Fundraising Committee. · Central Frontenac Fire Department Station #4 is having a Steak Dinner on Saturday, June 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Parham United Church C.E. Building. The cost is $15 per person. · Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Fanny Hamilton. Also, Happy Birthday to Anita Allen, Kevin Hole, Tanya Thompson, Randy Vinkle, Brandon Morrow, Sharon MacDonald, Vi Cooke, Steven Arney, Amy Thompson, Dorothy Clow, Harold Hamilton, Donna Longmire, Janice Morrow, June St. Pierre, Tanya Gray, Judy Meeks, Sheri Hannah, Michelle McCumber, Pat Smith and Elwood Kellar. · Happy Anniversary to John & Janice, Rick & Cathy Goodfellow and Eileen & Doug Whan. · There will be a Celebration of Life for Lyn McCullough at RKY Camp on June 17 from 4 - 8 p.m. Please bring your musical instruments. What a way to pay honour and

FORM 6 Municipal Act, 2001

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTRAL FRONTENAC Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the lands described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on 28 June 2012, at the Central Frontenac Township Office, 1084 Elizabeth Street, P.O. Box 89, Sharbot Lake, Ontario K0H 2P0. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Township Office, 1084 Elizabeth Street, Sharbot Lake. Description of Lands: Roll No. 10 39 080 020 10550 0000; Clarendon Rd., Clarendon Station; PIN 36229-0173(LT) Part Lot 28 Concession 4 OSO as in FR704621; Central Frontenac. File 10-01 Minimum Tender Amount: $13,815.39 Roll No. 10 39 080 040 21915 0000; 1124 Burke Settlement Rd., Sharbot Lake; PIN 36228-0110(LT) Part Lot 23 Concession 2 OSO designated Part 3 Plan 13R11164; Central Frontenac. File 10-04 Minimum Tender Amount: $5,202.49 Roll No. 10 39 080 020 06330 0000; PIN 36229-0214(LT) Part Lot 27 Concession 3 OSO as in FR537352; Central Frontenac. File 10-10 Minimum Tender Amount: $7,051.14 Roll No. 10 39 020 010 15700 0000; 29200 Highway 7, Sharbot Lake; PIN 36168-0080(LT) Part Lots 17 and 18 Concession 8 Kennebec as in FR372296; Central Frontenac. File 10-13 Minimum Tender Amount: $52,315.40 Roll No. 10 39 010 010 00510 0000; PIN 36164-0243(LT) Part Lot 8 Concession 5 Kennebec designated Part 45 Plan 13R117 T/W FR553849; Central Frontenac. File 10-14 Minimum Tender Amount: $6,845.46

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tribute to a man who loved to play his violin. Everyone is welcome. · Don't forget to get your votes in for Parham resident Wendy Parliament before June 30 for teacher of the year. ( awards) If you do it now then you won't forget, as our schedules seem to get pretty hectic. · Congratulations to all the students who will be heading to the Invista Centre this week for the Track & Field events. · The smorgasbord supper held at the CE Building had such a variety of dishes, which were enjoyed by all who attended.

· Thinking of you to Velma LaPointe, formerly of our area. · Relay for Life is coming quickly - if you are a team captain, be sure to have all your money turned in. Luminaries can still be purchased and Survivors are still being encouraged to register. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the activities whether you are on a team or not - you must see it to believe it! · Sincerest sympathy to the family of the late Donald McGregor who passed away recently. Don was well known in the community, our heart goes out to the family at this time – keep the memories close.

Helen Forsey book reading A s News readers will know, Ompah’s own Helen Forsey has recently published two very different books. Now the Ompah Community Library has invited her to give a local reading, with excerpts from both. The first, “The Caboose at the Cape, A Story of Coming Home”, is about Helen finding and falling in love with a lonely caboose on the rugged shore of Newfoundland. This delightful story is told by two voices, Helen’s and that of the Caboose. Helen tells of the happenstance of discovering The Cape and the forlorn caboose, how both spoke to her heart, and how the caboose came to be her summer home. The Caboose tells of its travels on the Newfoundland Railway, retirement to the Cape, and its new life with Helen’s family. The second book, titled “Eugene Forsey,

By Marily Seitz

Canada’s Maverick Sage”, is a daughter’s memories of a beloved and witty father who was a labour researcher, a controversial senator and a stalwart defender of democracy. The book is a rich source of information about Eugene Forsey’s knowledge and the principles that he stood for along the way. Not the least of these are the lessons around the strength and morality of our constitution, which apply very much today. Helen Forsey will be reading from her books at the Ompah Community Library on Thurs. June 14 from 7 to 8pm. Sponsored by the Ompah Community Library, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear selections from her books and to chat with the author. All are welcome. Copies of the books will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be served.

Sharbot Lake United Church to celebrate 125th Anniversary I

by Carol Raymo

n 1880, shortly after the railroad was built, the first church was constructed in the village of Sharbot Lake by the Presbyterians on the site of the present day Mason Lodge. Apparently there was never an ordained resident Presbyterian minister at Sharbot Lake, but students from the Presbyterian Theological College of Queen's University were sent out. Often the summer students would board at the home (the present day post office) of Mrs. Melzer Avery, who was a staunch supporter of the local Presbyterian Congregation. In this building the Anglicans and the Methodists also held their services for a number of years. In 1887 the Methodists decided to build their own church at Sharbot Lake. For this purpose the Kingston and Pembroke Railway granted free of charge a splendid site on the hill west of the Sharbot Lake Inn. From this spot a lovely view was afforded of both the upper and lower reaches of the lake. In 1895, during the pastorate of Rev. Eber Crummy, the present parsonage was constructed along with a well-equipped stable. This manse now houses the Seniors Centre. In 1925, there occurred the union of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational churches in Canada. The congregations worshipped in the old church on the hill as a United Church. The new church as it stands now was opened January 22, 1926. It was built at a cost of $5,000. The present bell was originally donated by the Kingston and Pembroke Railway. In 1967, Parham, Maberly, and Sharbot Lake became the Centenary Pastoral Church. On June 17, 2012 we will gather to honour

our heritage with music and friendship. Rev. Ron Smeaton will be our guest minister. Rev. Smeaton was a popular minister here in the '60s and was instrumental in starting a youth group. As well, Rev. Smeaton was here when the churches, Maberly, Sharbot Lake and Parham United, amalgamated. Our service will begin at 11 a.m. and will conclude with lunch and fellowship in the C.E. Centre. If you would like to be our guest for this special service and lunch please call Carol Raymo at the church office so we can prepare for all our guests, 613-279-2245.

Spring - time for your tetanus booster!


he Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness & Promotion (CCIAP) reminds Canadians of the risk of contracting tetanus – an acute and often fatal disease caused by an extremely strong toxin found in soil and dirt. Most Canadians associate tetanus with rusty nails, but infection usually occurs when an individual is exposed to the toxin through a cut or puncture – i.e., a scratch from a rose bush or a cut from home maintenance or gardening tools. Symptoms associated with tetanus infection include stiffness of the jaw, known as lockjaw, and severe muscle spasms which usually appear approximately eight days after infection. A tetanus booster dose is needed every 10 years. CCIAP asks Canadians to check their immunization records to make sure they are up-to-date with their tetanus immunizations. Tetanus immunization is safe and effective.

Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the lands to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

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Note: HST may be payable by successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender visit, or if no internet available contact: J. Michael McGovern Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of Central Frontenac1084 Elizabeth Street, P.O. Box 89Sharbot Lake, Ontario K0H 2P0 613-279-2935 ext 224

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Major Gordon Ohlke talks with student Caleb Leoen as he tries on military gear.


tudents in grade 9 English at North Addington Education Centre had a special visitor on Monday; Major Gordon Ohlke of the Canadian Armed Forces came to speak about serving in the military and his recent experiences in Afghanistan. Maj. Ohlke served for 10 months in Kandahar and at Camp Nathan Smith from December 2010 to October 2011. Showing students a slideshow of information and images, he spoke about the human side of being a soldier and the job responsibilities. “It was cool to learn about the military,” said Sarah Oliver. The slideshow had images of departing for Afghanistan, to life in Kandahar for civilians and soldiers. It also had images of some of the more emotionally charged moments of soldiering; the ramp ceremonies, the medal ceremonies, flags at half-mast and soldiers returning home to their families, one who was meeting his infant son for the first time. “I really liked when Maj. Ohlke showed us his combat gear,” said Andrew Freeburn. Students got to try on his helmet, flack-jacket, equipment vest and heft his 60 lb. rucksack. Maj. Ohlke talked about the fitness test that required full gear and pack with rigorous activities and how, when on patrol in Afghanistan, the added weight of weapons and ammunition in the dusty heat made each day very physically demanding. “It is nice to have a soldier take the time from his busy schedule to come talk to us,” said Darian Flieler.

KFPL Book of the Week

Seniors softball is back in Cloyne! T he second season of senior softball in Cloyne will be starting this year on June 21 at 3pm. In 2011 a group of retired folks in the Cloyne / Northbrook area shook the dust off of their runners and started to play softball again. There were lots of adventures and even more chuckles as we all tried to remember how to hit, catch and do some approximation of running. There was a range of skill levels and we all blended together well in the pursuit of fun and exercise. The toughest competition came from those claiming the longest time period since they last played the game. Each Thursday afternoon we play a casual version of softball with those who drop by. Many thanks to North Frontenac Council who support us by maintaining the diamond and lending us the equipment. Bring your own glove or a borrowed one. The diamond is

The Forgotten Garden


6709 Main St, Verona 613-374-2323

by Kate Morton

tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book—a beautiful volume of fairy tales. Taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own, she does not learn of her past until her 21st birthday, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, “Nell” sets out to trace her real identity. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go. Visit us at to reserve a copy of this book. The Book of the Week is brought to you by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Kingston Nurseries

just north of the town site on the east side of the road. Come out and watch or give it a try. We are friends you haven't met yet. For information call Don at 613-336- 2452 or Lauder at 613-336-2998.

Cancer canvassers dinner T

hirty door-to-door canvassers gathered at Arden Legion hall to celebrate the annual Cancer Canvassers dinner. A delicious buffet dinner was served by the ladies of the community. Our guest speaker was Penny Cota, a cancer survivor who described her journey with her fight with cancer. She told the gathered canvassers how much it helped her having a driver for her treatments and doctors’ visits. She thanked those present for their efforts as this is one of the services the door-to-door canvas supports. In her remarks Kathleen Ketchum, volunteer coordinator for Frontenac Lennox and Addington, informed us that our district was the best in Ontario. She informed us of a new program “Living Well Beyond Cancer” which teams up clients living satisfactorily with those recently diagnosed. She said volunteers were needed and training is available. “Peer Support Program for Caregivers” is another new program which will match patients and persons with same situations. Our driving coordinator, Claire Macfarlane, reported 212 trips in the past year for a total of 25,251 in all. She informed us that she has four new drivers who have finished their training. Mary Howes, chairperson for North and Central Frontenac, reported a total of $17, 657 collected by 126 canvassers. Nine canvassers received certificates: Five year -

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Good buys & great golf for a good cause with the Sydenham and District Lions T By Julie Druker

en members of the Sydenham and District Lions Club held their annual yard sale at Loughborough Public School on June 2. The sale is just one of a number of events that the club holds to raise funds for a wide variety of programs that they support in the community. The club’s next fundraising event is their annual Charity Golf Tournament, which will take place at the Rivendell Golf Club in Verona on Friday, June 15. Funds raised from the tournament will go towards supporting the “No Child Without� program, a joint program run by the Lions Clubs of Canada and the MedicAlert Foundation. “No Child Without� provides free MedicAlert bracelets to school-aged children who  may be suffering   

from a disease and or life-threatening allergy, which ensure that necessary information is available to emergency first responders for the children receive the care they need. This year the funds will go towards assisting children at Harrowsmith Public School. The tournament has been an annual event for a number of years and has provided bracelets for children at various local schools in the community, including Loughborough, Perth Road, and Elginburg public schools and St. Patrick's Catholic School in Harrowsmith.   The tournament begins with an 8:30 am shotgun start scramble and the registration deadline is Friday June 8. For more information and/ or to register contact Jim Kelly at 613-376-3515 or email



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Royal visit 1959 This photo of the Queen and Prince Philip was taken by Peter Brugmans of Bobs Lake in 1959 in Morrisburg at the opening of the Seaway. The photo proved to be very popular, as not that many people had cameras at that time.

Sharbot Lake H.S. planning another get away By Sarah McCullough


harbot Lake High School, after having two successful trips, to Costa Rica and Italy, is now planning for another great trip heading back to Costa Rica. The trip is being planned for March Break 2014. Students in grades seven to twelve are able to go on this fun-packed trip. There will be a parent information meeting on Wednesday June 13 at 6:30pm in the resource center at the high school. All are welcome who are thinking about participating in this trip. The previous trips were very successful and all students who attended enjoyed the experience of visiting a new country. Stu-

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Grandmothers group attracts green thumbs and sweet tooths by Julie Druker embers of the four-year-old Grandmothers-by-the-Lake group, the South and Central Frontenac chapter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, attracted a steady stream of shoppers on June 2 in Harrowsmith. The event, which took place at the Tiffany Gift Shoppe, was the group’s fourth annual plant and bake sale, an event that has been attracting an ever-increasing number of loyal shoppers happy to donate to the cause. The group raises funds in support of the countless African grandmothers who have been supporting over 13.5 million African children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic there. On May 17 the group hosted an information evening at Trinity United church in Verona, where Zahra Mohamed, director with the SLF's Grandmothers Campaign, spoke to grandmothers’ groups from Kingston, Belleville, Lanark and Westport. She spoke of the importance of Canadian grandmothers “staying the course”, citing how some of the usual funding resources relied on by the African grandmothers are drying up. She also spoke of the solidarity that has been created between African grandmothers (Bogogos) and their Canadian counterparts, and how that solidarity is inspiring African grandmothers to continue to “aggressively seek out opportunities for cooperative ventures in their home villages”. Those ventures are generating income to increase food supplies, education and improved home care for the sick. Adele Colby, who is the current chair of Grandmothersby-the-Lake, highlighted the reasons for the meeting, which


included how to be re-energized when experiencing fund raising fatigue. She also updated guests on the various projects that the Canadian grandmothers are helping to support. In an email following the event, Colby summed up what she felt was a very positive and encouraging meeting. “Meeting other chapter members and hearing how they are going about fundraising and staying motivated was very encouraging and it was felt overall that future information sessions like this one should be welcomed and encouraged.” In Harrowsmith at the plant & bake sale, I spoke with Sylvia Powers, who's been a member of Grandmothers-by-theLake since it began. She reiterated Colby's remarks. “What is amazing is that we Canadian grandmothers are doing here exactly what the African grandmothers are doing over in Africa. They too are holding bake and plant sales and holding dinners to raise funds, which creates the feeling that this not about the rich giving to the poor but rather that we are all equals and partners working together to achieve the same goals.” Powers also spoke of her personal dedication to the

Mazinaw Lake swim program turns 40! T his summer marks the 40th year that the Mazinaw Lake Swim Program has been providing youth in the area with essential lifesaving skills. In this time, over a thousand local children have been instructed. For many families this program has been a rite of summer and has provided many fond memories. The Mazinaw Lake Swim Program assists children in learning gross motor skills, water safety, and how to live an active, healthy life. Swimmers are taught by certified instructors following the Red Cross Swim Program.

by Jeff Green inally, cross dressing is coming to Frontenac County. The Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association is presenting a fundraising dance tomorrow night, June 7, at the Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake, featuring music by Joey Asselstine. But before the dance, some of the comeliest area men will grace the stage wearing different costumes in a series of five competitions. Categories that will be contested include: casual women’s wear, evening gown, swimsuit, lingerie and the always popular sexy leg competition. Contestants can still register by contacting Joe Dupuis at 375-7327 or Marcie Asselstine at 279-3213. One pseudocelebrity contestant has already been confirmed, Kennebec district Councilor Jeff Matson, and many others have been spotted recently scouring the aisles at the Treasure Trunk for appropriate evening wear. The judges committee, which will be led by Oso Councilor Frances Smith, will also include at least one lucky audience member. The pageant winner will be dubbed the Belle of the Ball field for 2012. The beauty pageant starts at 7 pm, and the dance will follow immediately at 9 pm. Tickets are $8 per person, $15 for couples. Limited tickets are available at the door. The event is licensed and is restricted to those 19 or older.


The program was started in 1972 in response to the drowning deaths of two local youths. In its time it has been held at Marble Lake and Mazinaw Lake. Then in 1989 the lessons moved to Bon Echo Park. This year the program runs from July 2 to July 27. There are three one-hour lesson times starting 10 a.m. Bus pickup is based by communities for each hour. The Mazinaw Lake Swim Program provides transportation to the lessons and an hour lesson. The rising cost of fuel has driven the program costs up. Busing costs have doubled in the last five years. The cost to register for the program is $100, which only covers a portion of the $250 per child cost of running the program. The remainder of the program cost is raised through donations from various local groups and businesses. Registration for this wonderful program is still available. For more information on how to make a donation to the program, please contact Beth Hasler at 613-336-8991 (day) or 613-336-2666 (evening). For more information about swimming registration, please contact Becky Yanch at 613-3368991. Completed forms can be picked up or dropped off at Land O’ Lakes Community Services or North Addington Education Centre. Happy Swimming!


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group and their cause. “When I think of the grandmothers over there who are not only dealing with the grief from having to watch their children and grandchildren die but who also have the disease themselves and are at the same time are the only ones that these orphans can rely on, I know that the work we are doing is very important. The entire situation in Africa is chaotic enough but without the African grandmothers and the support they give, the situation would be far worse.” One issue that the group feels very strongly about, though they are no longer directly attached to it through their campaign, is the importance of making HIV/AIDS medications available throughout Africa. Powers also touched briefly on this issue. “These medications have the ability to significantly decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS from mothers to their children and the fact that right now they are not being made available is a very great tragedy and something that definitely needs to change.” The Grandmothers-by-the-Lake group, which now has close to 30 members, welcomes new members. For more information contact Adele Colby at 613-375-8845. For more information about the SLF Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign visit

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Busy as a quilting bee O by Julie Druker

n June 2, a long line of customers waited for the doors to open at Wilton Creek Fabrics in Harrowsmith, which has become a shopping destination for quilters and sewers from as far away as Ottawa and Toronto. Shelley Lacelle, the sole owner and operator of the thriving business, which specializes in quilting and sewing supplies and classes, opened her doors 10 years ago. Saturday marked the store’s 10-year anniversary and to celebrate the occasion and as a way to thank her many loyal customers over the past decade, Lacelle was offering 40% off all fabrics, books, patterns and notions in the store. As a special bonus to shoppers, anyone who visited could enter their name in a one-time draw for a Bernina sewing machine valued at over $1500. Lacelle studied fashion design at St. Lawrence College in Kingston and graduated in 1983. She is passionate about everything that has to do with quilting, sewing and fabrics, and her store is stocked to the nines with a wide array of colorful and interesting fabrics, a huge variety of sewing and quilting supplies, patterns, books and Bernina and Brother sewing machines. On the second floor of the store, which is where Lacelle holds her sewing and quilting classes, there was a display of a number of quilts that students have created over the years. They are just a small sampling of the numerous quilts that have been created on the second floor studio at Wilton Creek Fabrics in the last decade. The historic two-storey building, which was built in the 1840s, has housed numerous businesses over the years including a hotel, a restaurant and a hardware store before it became Wilton Creek Fabrics.

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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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Above: Shelley Lacelle, at right, with customers. At right: one of the quilts made by Shelley’s students New this summer, Shelley Lacelle and her daughter Emily, who recently graduated from a fine arts program at the University of Guelph, will be offering up a children’s arts and sewing camp that will run at the store from Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3, from 9 am – 4 pm. Space is limited and parents should know that the camp qualifies for the children’s art tax credit. Following the arts morning session at the camp, which Emily will be teaching, Shelley Lacelle will be showing campers how to fully operate a sewing machine and how to read a commercial pattern. By the end of the week campers will be creating their own pillowcases and pajama bottoms. Depending on the turnout for the class, Lacelle said that she

might consider running the camp for a second week later in the summer. As usual, beginning again in the fall, she will be offering up her wide array of sewing and quilting classes for adults. Judging by the buzz in the store on Saturday it seems as though sewing and quilting are two crafts that remain alive and well. Lacelle firmly agrees, and said that the store is busier now than when she first started out a decade ago. Anyone interested in finding out more about upcoming classes and particular supplies that she carries can visit Regular store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm. Wilton Creek Fabrics is located at 4909 Road 38 in Harrowsmith.

Outdoors in the Land O’ Lakes - Gray Treefrogs – chameleons of Ontario forests by Steve Blight


ooner or later, most people that spend time in eastern Ontario forests meet up with a Gray Treefrog. This remarkable little frog shows up in some odd places – stuck Gray Treefrog, gray colouration on a mossy to windows at background – photo by Lorraine Julien night or even inside a water pump, where the other writer of Outdoors in the Land O’ Lakes, Lorraine Julien, took the picture accompanying this column. Apparently one summer this fellow liked to reside in her neighbour’s hand pump and after several pumps the water would come flushing out along with the frog. He seemed to find this place to his liking because he returned to the pump all summer. I once found a Gray Treefrog in a little hole between two fascia boards at the very peak of our cottage. I only found him because I was doing some painting and I accidently gave him a little dash of white paint. I’m not sure he liked that very much. Why remarkable? First, this 3-6 cm (1-2.5 inch) lumpylooking frog has a considerable ability to change colour, varying from light gray to brown all the way to a pale lime green. The change from one colour to another may take an hour or so and may be influenced by temperature, humidity and background colour. In all colour phases there may be one or more dark blotches, sometimes outlined in black, visible on the frog’s back. The undersides of the hind legs and groin of virtually all Grey Treefrogs are coloured orange or bright yellow. Second, it hibernates on land. Most frog species pass the cold months under water, but this fellow hibernates on land under logs, rocks, leaf litter or even in hollow trees. In early April one year I was searching for a stone for a project around our cottage and when I pulled up a rock, there was a Gray Treefrog. The ground was totally frozen, and my froggy friend was curled up in a little hollow under the rock. I quickly replaced the rock and hoped I hadn’t interrupted his sleep too badly. Gray Treefrogs withstand winter temperatures by producing large amounts of glycerol in their blood and body tissues, which acts as a natural antifreeze to prevent ice from forming in body cells. Third, it can live a long time. Their potential lifespan is unknown, but captive specimens have survived for over seven years. Each Gray Treefrog starts off life as one of a small cluster of eggs deposited by females in temporary ponds, swamps and the shallow edges of permanent bodies of water. The tadpole hatches in three to seven days where it feeds primarily on algae, and metamorphoses into a tiny green “froglet” in about six to eight weeks. Gray Treefrogs

reach maturity after their second winter. On warm nights in May through early June, many males often call at the same time, creating an unmistakable breeding chorus. The calls are loud, musical trills lasting one half to three seconds that individually could be mistaken for a bird call. Adults are found in deciduous or mixed forests, and are largely nocturnal. They forage for insects in trees and shrubs using their large toe pads to help them climb and move through the branches. Their toe pads produce mucus which allows them to climb up windows to feed on moths and other insects attracted to the light. Watch for this frog around your home or cottage – and if you see one with a streak of white paint on it, say hi for me! Send your observations to Steve Blight at or Lorraine Julien, Thanks to Pat Grace for this photo of a Bald Eagle and chick

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double-header pairing of Carolyn Mark & TUXEDO! is coming to MERA School House in McDonalds Corners on June 21 at 8 p.m. Special guest will be Jenny Whiteley on background vocals. TUXEDO! is the result of collaboration between two of Canada's leading forces on the guitar, Christine Bougie and our own local hero, Joey Wright. She wears a white three-piece suit and plays a black Telecaster - He wears a black tuxedo and plays a white telecaster. Christine and Joey are the nucleus on the guitars, while the drums and bass are held down by Kick and Push, Kieran Adams and Paul Mathew, the dynamic duo. Carolyn Mark has released many highly acclaimed albums and has travelled thousands of miles entertaining crowds of 4 to 4000... touring Canada, the United States, the UK, Norway, and Italy. Admission is $20 at the door or PWYC (pay what you can). For more information, contact Danny Sullivan at 613-268-2376 or email - submitted by Danny Sullivan

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Trees: help with global warming, energy costs, property values By Kim Ondaatje curved line is more interesting than a straight one. This is true whether we look at the human figure, a path, or a road that curves around trees. Property values in southwestern Connecticut are the highest in the eastern U.S. not only because of their proximity to Manhattan but because of the abundance of trees lending shade, privacy and beauty to the landscape. In Connecticut, each town has a tree warden. In order to cut down a fair sized tree - the size is determined by each particular jurisdiction - a permit must be obtained from the warden and posted on the tree for two weeks. If anyone objects, a whole complicated procedure begins. Most developers, contractors, architects and property owners avoid this time-consuming inconvenience and simply work around the trees. Many of us have forgotten what we learned in elementary school about trees producing oxygen. In a mature sugar bush, a sugar maple of 18 inches (46 centimetres) in diameter produces enough oxygen for two humans to live on for a year. A square acre of mature woodland can eliminate the poisonous emissions of the average car driven 20,000 kilometres in a year. When a 747 takes off, it pushes a huge amount of such emissions into the air equaling an amount similar to that of all the cars on Highway 401 between Toronto and Montreal in a day. The only day when the atmosphere surrounding our Planet Earth improved was the day after 9-11 when no large aircraft flew. Unless all the concerned and knowledgeable citizens on this planet plant lots of trees - billions of them - and care for the existing ones, the remaining rain forests in particular, it may well become necessary in the not too distant future to ban all large aircraft and thereby limit air travel for pleasure. The planting of trees all over the planet could do much to postpone this happening. Whether we plant on a small or large scale, it is important to note the precedent set by nature. In a natural forest, a mixture of all kinds exists. Unfortunately, most conservation areas and reforestation projects in the past tended to plant just one kind of tree which makes it easy for the pine beetle, the spruce budworm, or whatever threatens the species planted.


In the forest, variety means survival. Variety can even make a difference in a row of trees, as can the distance between them. On this 200-year-old farm, apple trees planted over fifty metres apart continue to exist and produce without ever having been sprayed. As a child in Toronto, I rode my pony and picked wild strawberries in fields south of Lawrence Avenue, across Avenue Road from Havergal College. Today, looking out a hotel window at Pearson Airport north of the 401, treeless suburbs stretch out to the horizon. How vulnerable all those homes look and are to the elements. Shade trees and evergreen windbreaks can cut down on the consumption of energy and the subsequent costs by as much as twenty percent. They also add beauty, comfort and privacy, and increase property values. With the increase in global warming it is obvious that we in Canada, with our multitude of treeless suburbs, vast parking lots and shopping malls, need to find - as the citizens of Connecticut did - imaginative and legal means of encouraging developers, contractors, architects, designers and individuals to incorporate into their plans and costs the planting of trees, whether what they build is for private, public or corporate use. Contractors have the equipment needed for planting even 15 foot trees, and they know where to plant without interfering with pipes, cables and wires. Experienced nursery staff know what kind and which variety is best suited to a particular soil, region and reason for planting.


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For example, the need for deep watering has increased with global warming. Sprinkling encourages roots to spread out near the surface where they bake; deep watering once or twice a week is more beneficial than sprinkling every night or morning; it entices the roots to do down where the soil is cooler and may even be damp. As the need to conserve water increases, it is good to note that trees and shrubs can help: their branches, leaves and needles serve to avoid run-off. They break up the downpours that often occur in summer storms, especially after long hot dry periods, when without such an interruption the much needed water would rush over the hard ground to the gutters instead of dripping off the trees and bushes and soaking into the parched earth. In spraying and fertilizing, it is essential that products containing harmful and toxic chemicals be avoided. Far too many wells and waterways above and below ground have already been contaminated and the result has affected all kinds of life on earth already. Governments alone cannot possible cope with all that needs to be done to combat or even control global warming. It is up to each individual to do what they can by downsizing, changing lifestyles, recycling, avoiding activities that consume energy other than their own, or whatever. It takes 25-35 years to grow a fair sized shade tree, and 10-15 years to create a windbreak in the form of a cedar hedge or row of staggered spruce. What we do today will effect the comfort or suffering of our children, grandchildren and their children. Years ago, my Ojibway tutor spoke of the importance of thinking seven generations ahead. Caring for and planting trees is just one of a multitude of things that informed and responsible individuals can do today.

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Annette “Nettie” St. Pierre


In memory of a loving wife, mother and grandmother, June 9, 2009.

We made our vows together, And said “Till death do us part”, When God came and took your hand My whole world fell apart. No one knows the heartache I try so hard to hide. No one knows how many times I’ve broken down and cried. When I look back upon our life, Just one thing makes me glad: That you chose me to share with you The happy years we had. Gone but never forgotten Love, Colonial, Miles & family

McGregor, Barbara In loving memory of a wonderful mother and grandmother who left us June 10, 2003. There is always a face before us A voice we would love to hear A smile we will always remember Of the mother we loved so dear Even when we close our eyes There is an image of your face And once again we realize You’re a loss we can’t replace Right now you’re in a different place And though we seem apart You’re closer than you ever were ... You’re there inside our hearts Loved and missed by your children and grandchildren.

McGregor, Barbara In loving memory of my dear wife, Barbara, who passed away June 10, 2003. My life goes on without you And nothing is the same I have to hold the heartache When someone speaks your name. Sad is the heart that loves you Silent the tears that fall Living my life without you Is the hardest part of all. You were always there for me Your heart so kind and true And when I ever needed something I could always count on you. Our special years will not return When you and I were together But with the love within my heart I’ll walk with you forever. Always loved, Donald. FUNERAL SERVICES

The family of the late Lyn McCullough would like you to join them for a Celebration of his Life, to be held at the RKY Camp in Parham Sunday, June 17 from 4 to 8pm. Bring your fiddles and guitars and enjoy a barbeque, music and memories.

David Goodfellow Owner/Managing Director

Parham, Ontario


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Happy Birthday

Della Badour

In loving memory of my dear wife, Della, June 6, 1976 Always in our hearts Love, Mort, Robert and Darryl

Keith Andrew Kimberley June 6, 1925 – June 12, too soon Loving husband to Viola, deceased as well, and Mary, sadly deceased as well. Veteran of World War 2, stone mason, decorated veteran of 25 years with Corrections. Father of four: Sheila, Cheryl, Rhonda and Wayne. Missed by all who knew him, our Dad. Freedom 2012 You have been my constant companion. Playful, loving, gentle. Missing you. V. Ross


Ada Phyllis Earl (née Warren) March 9, 1929 – February 10, 2012 Ada passed away on February 10, 2012. Her memorial service was held on February 15 at St. Peters Anglican Church in Cobourg. On Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., her ashes will be interred at Christ Church Cemetery, Oso. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Gordon and near to her parents Jimmy and Matilda Warren. Rev. Bryan Beveridge from St. Peters in Cobourg officiated at Ada’s memorial service and will officiate at her burial service. Her daughters Heather and Catherine, her sister Doreen, and her brother Harry will host a reception, after the service, at the home of Harry and Ruth Warren. Friends and family are invited to come and celebrate the life of this wonderful woman.

North Frontenac Little Theatre Thanks to all who took part in the 50/50 draw during the run of “Annie”. The following participants were the lucky winners: Archie Meeks, Mountain Grove; Joanne Goodfellow, Brighton: Shirley Jones, Crow Lake; Dave Hansen, Tichborne; Kathy Cota, Sharbot Lake. $445 was given out in prize money. FUNERAL SERVICES

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Thank You – Ducharme

We would like to say thank you for the lovely flowers, many cards, condolences, and the eulogies from the nieces. Steve would have been very proud, as he cherished his nieces. Also thanks to Rev. Jolyn Campbell for her lovely service on such a short notice, for food, fruit basket, and to the ladies who put on the luncheon after the service; also to David Goodfellow. We lost a loving son, brother and uncle, and a dear friend to many. God bless you, Steve. Thank you Eugene, Leona, Terry and nieces

Thank You – Gray

I would like to thank family and friends for their presence at my surprise retirement dinner, which was held at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn. Also thanks to everyone who helped with the preparations, those who sent cards, gave gifts and flowers, thank you so much; everything was beautiful. Special thanks to Glen & Mary of Stinson Bus Service. The support and kindness you and your family have shown me over the past 31 years is appreciated more than you could know. I will miss the staff, bus drivers, and children of Land o’Lakes Public School, as well as the parents of children on Bus #591. Thank you all! Remembering you all with love, Dorothy

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hat if every child fulfills his or her potential? Imagine what that could start! Big Brothers Big Sisters Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington believes in the value and values of mentoring. Studies show that mentoring helps kids stay in school, avoid risky behaviour such as bullying, and growing up having more respect for family, peers and community. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that receives no direct sustainable government funding. We are a proud United Way member agency, but we count on the community to obtain most of our operating money. There are currently over 200 children throughout Kingston, F, L&A in our programs. That’s the good news. However, in an average year, we get another 110 inquiries for service, including enquiries from rural areas, that we can’t fill. It costs money to “Make a Match” – can you help? The agency is appealing to the community to become involved in a number of capacities. 1) Host a 3rd party fundraiser. 2) Become a program sponsor, or annual donor. 3) Volunteer as a Board or Committee member. 4) Volunteer as a Big Brother/Big Sister/ Big Couple/In School Mentor Witnessing the transformation of a child into a confident, concerned and motivated young person is a remarkable thing. Ushering them into adulthood, seeing then grow into a successful, responsible member of their community and society at large can be even more satisfying If you believe in the power of mentoring, contact the office today. Find out how you can START SOMETHING TODAY! Email: or call 613-544-1621.

ere’s a question for you: How many hours of screen time do Canadian children get each day? (a) two hours and 13 minutes (b) four hours and 37 minutes (c) seven hours and 48 minutes. If you guessed (c), you might already have sneeked a peek at the Canadian kids’ physical activity report card released last week, because that’s the right answer. According to CHEO’s HALO (The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group) and its partners, not only do Canadian children vastly exceed the recommended maximum of two hours per day, they hardly spend any time in vigorous physical activity. 46 per cent of kids spend less than three hours per week in active play, far less than they need to stay healthy. That rates a resounding “F”. “Unstructured play is declining with each generation, and this is having a negative effect on the health and wellness of our children and youth,” says Dr. Mark Tremblay, Chief Scientific Officer, Active Healthy Kids Canada, and Director of HALO. “Kids of all ages should have regular opportunities for active play, where they can let loose, explore, run, climb, crawl and play in parks with friends, like their parents once did. Active play is fun, but it is also shown to improve a child’s motor function, creativity, decisionmaking, problem-solving and social skills.” Play is the work of childhood, so it’s said. It’s what kids want to do anyway. Families just need to provide them with plenty of opportunities to do what comes naturally. It’s good for their bodies and good for their heads. And odds are, active kids will become active adults, and that’s good for anyone’s health. Coupled with poor eating habits, being sedentary is a recipe for putting on excess weight. So besides getting kids to play outside more, we should let them play around in the kitchen, too. Cooking is fun and children of all ages can get involved in healthy meal preparation. Of course, one of the best ways of teaching kids about healthy eating is by doing it yourself. What’s your approach when you’re time-crunched? Order out for pizza? Throw some hot dogs on to boil? Fill the gap with Doritos and pop? The choices you make every day as a family help to shape kids’ taste preferences – and their attitudes towards food – for a long time to come. Once you learn how to throw together a healthy meal in a hurry, you’ll be off and running. This Tex-Mex take on Sloppy Joes is a kid-pleaser. If the little ones are inclined to pick the veggies out, blitz them (the veggies, that is) up with the tomato sauce; the kids will be none the wiser; a hand blender is perfect for this. Green beans or strips of crisp green pepper would make a nice contrast for a veggie on the side. Bon appétit!

SLOPPY JOSéS Makes 6 servings

Rinse and drain one 540 mL (19 oz.) can black beans; transfer to a medium mixing bowl. Dice 1 green pepper (substitute with red pepper if desired) and add to the beans along with 2 medium carrots, grated. Set aside. In a large, non-stick skillet with a lid, heat 1 tbsp. canola oil over medium-low heat. Add 1 large onion, diced; cook until the onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, mince 1 clove garlic; stir into the onions and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Increase heat to medium-high. Add 500 g (1 lb.) ground turkey; cook and stir until the turkey is no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes, gently breaking up any large chunks with a wooden spoon or potato masher as you go. Stir in 1 can (398 mL) nosalt-added tomato sauce; 1 1/2 c. salsa; 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder; 1 tsp. ground cumin; 1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves and reserved vegetables. Bring everything to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over toasted whole grain buns or whole wheat English muffin halves. Top each serving with a sprinkle of grated cheese, a dollop of sour cream and your choice of snipped fresh chives or chopped green onion and diced tomato.


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GARAGE/YARD SALES FRI. & SAT. JUNE 8 & 9, 7am-2pm; 59 Cedar Haven Lane; Road 38 to Crow Lake Rd. to Badour Road to Cedar Haven Lane (14.5 km from Rd. 38), follow signs. Boat stuff, sewing machine, rocker, quilts, rugs, jewelry, tackle, chest, wash stand, household & more. MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE, Sat. June 9, 8am – 2 pm, 3304 Holleford Rd. in Hartington SPYGLASS COVE, 1016 Schoolhouse Rd. Clarendon, Hwy 509. Open Tues – Sat. 8am-7pm. Occasional small wooden table; needlepoint necklace and matching earrings; Singer sewing machine; clay planter with flowers; tools; live bait; fishing lures; etc. YARD SALE, multi-family, Sat. June 9, Notre Dame St., Harrowsmith, 9am-2pm.




FIREARMS & HUNTER ED COURSES. To be held locally. 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.

Open Evenings & Seven Days a Week - River Road Corbyville, Just North of Corby’s (613) 969-0287

KALADAR AUTO RECYCLING. We pay $400 for your trade ins. Good selection of tires; 300 cars and trucks for your auto parts; north of Hwy 7; 11520 Hwy 41; 613-336-9899; 613885-8644. KINNEY AUTO WRECKING Station Road, Kaladar. 4x4 trucks & parts for sale. Scrap cars, stoves, fridges wanted. 613-336-9272.

COMING EVENTS ART AMONG THE RUINS ART SHOW & SALE. Come Join us! 27 Earl St. Newburgh. Music, BBQ,  Free Admission; 50 Artisans. June 16, 10am - 5pm.

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.

FOR RENT ALL INCLUSIVE 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT, $1,100 per month. Available June 1, 2012. Mountain Grove, Ontario. Contact Victoria, 613-483-8678. Google kijiji # 376233381 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 INDOOR STORAGE for boats, trucks, campers; also U-Lock storage. Northbrook, 613-336-2641 VILLAGE OF PARHAM, house for rent, $750 plus utilities, first & last, 613-279-2847

FOR SALE 19 FOOT ROAD TREK MOTOR HOME, fully equipped, 30,000 km, $22,000, call 613-3743234 20LB. PROPANE REFILL, $13.28 + HST, at Verona Hardware, 6728 Main St. Verona, phone 613-374-2851 8-INCH PLASTIC SEWER PIPE, 12 ft. good for small culverts, $60. Plastic plywood, 4 ft x 4 ft, various thicknesses, $10, 613-336-2641 FIREWOOD, 13 cords of hardwood, $500; you pick up. Call 613-335-2072 FIREWOOD FOR SALE, all hardwood, pick up or delivery available. 613-335-2723 (h); 613329-7187 (c); 613-329-0375 (c) NEW – 2012 GE 4 CUBIC FT. BAR FRIDGE, $125 O.B.O. New 12’ x 14’ deck, assembled, one piece, pressure treated wood; new gazebo, 10’ x 12’. $1,000 O.B.O. 613-376-6917 WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS. 2012 Spring Savings Sale! Factory incentives up to $1600 on Outdoor Wood & Corn Furnaces OR Tradeout 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

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MUSIC LESSONS 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

SERVICES 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. GUY WITH PICKUP, Denbigh area dump runs, junk cleanup and disposal, pickup & delivery. Call Pete, 613-333-1428 LAUGHING DOGS RE-TREAT. Home-style, kennel-free dog boarding, 1052 Stinchcombe Rd., Parham. Call Robin now to book 613-2140873 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.

Canadians for Women in Afghanistan fundraiser C

by Madeliene Tarasick

anadians for Women in Afghanistan hosted its 8th Annual Fundraising Gala, Imagining Afghanistan: Canadian and Afghan Hopes and Perspectives, featuring Assistant Deputy Minister William Crosbie who served as the most recent Canadian Ambassador to Afghanistan. Mr. Crosbie spoke passionately to a crowd of around 200 people and urged Canadians to build on the powerful legacy created by Canada in the past decade. He spoke with great pride of not only the military mission, but also the strong investment made in the people of Afghanistan. “Canada’s legacy,” he stated, “was less about constructing large buildings or infrastructures, but rather about engaging in a concerted, focused effort on building the capacities of the Afghan people.” This entailed training and education across numerous sectors, including train-

Controlling earwigs without chemicals by Margaret Inwood, Lanark County Master Gardeners


arwigs live for only one year and may die during the winter months. In early spring, any surviving females lay their eggs in tiny nests in the top 5 cm of the soil. It is a good time to dig around all plants to disrupt the larvae and expose them to air which kills them. Also, cultivating the soil during the summer will prevent larvae from thriving. In the fall, remove all debris that could provide overwintering sites. Favourite hiding places for earwigs include cracks, curled leaves and crotches on trees and shrubs. They also like to hide in the blossoms of flowers with many petals or have deep throats. One can create instant traps with anything that will provide shelter. Newspapers folded or rolled can be placed near damaged plants and the earwigs will take cover in the folds in early morning. In mid-morning, you can shake the newspaper out into a pail of soapy water, which will kill them. Hollow bamboo canes or pieces of old garden hose can be placed along house foundations or wherever earwigs are found and shaken into soapy water in the morning. You can also use a spray of 20-25 mL of liquid soap to 4.5 litres of water and spray on the plants at dusk. The reduction of a season’s population will also reduce the population of subsequent years as earwigs only breed once a year.

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ing of teachers, border guards, corrections staff, Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army, government members and so on. This, he informed the audience, has had enormous impact on helping Afghans be prepared to take over their own destiny. Just as urgent, he argues, is a strong continued effort on the part of the international community to help Afghanistan make the transition to independence. “They don’t want to be abandoned again.” Mr. Crosbie also complimented the work of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, as well as the local chapter, which raised $10,000 at this event, bringing their total to $140,000 since 2003. A special memorial fund, The Shafia/Mohammad Memorial Education Grant for Afghan Girls and Women, was launched at the event, and donations for this initiative were also collected to bring the funds raised so far to over $2,000. While the mandate of the chapter is to support girls and women in Afghanistan, members felt a natural connectedness to Afghan diaspora in Canada, with many members among our chapters, and also felt that a positive legacy needed to be created to remember Rona Amir Mohammad, Zainab Shafia, Sahar Shafia, and Geeti Shafia. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to individual girls or young women in Afghanistan to support their studies. This campaign will conclude Sept. 30, 2012.

TOWNSHIP OF NORTH FRONTENAC STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PART TIME / CASUAL PUBLIC INTERNET SUPPORT STAFF The Township is seeking resumes for one (1) Student Position from a highly motivated, hands-on person to join our municipal team in July 2012. Public Internet Access is deployed via computer terminals with broadband internet access. Two terminals are currently in the Plevna Library. One student is required to supervise ten (10) hours of public access to the internet per week (evenings and weekends) for approximately six months, with a possibility of extension. Candidates will assist individuals on the internet if required and monitor the security of the Plevna library while in use by this program. Candidates shall be outgoing, friendly, have a high degree of tact and public relations, and experienced with internet and email applications. Preference will be given to individuals currently enrolled in school. Knowledge of the municipality and surrounding areas would be an asset. Working under the general direction of the Manager of Community Development, the ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently, will have sound judgment and be resourceful to achieve Township objectives; ability to be reliable, accurate, mature and courteous. You must also be able to arrange for transportation to and from the work site (Plevna Library). The salary is $10.00 per hour and the normal work week is 10 hours which includes evenings and weekends. Please direct any specific inquiries to Corey Klatt, Manager of Community Development at or 613-479-2231 Extension 233. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply with a cover letter and resumé by Noon local time on Thursday June 21st, 2012 to Cheryl Robson, A.M.C.T. Chief Administrative Officer Township of North Frontenac P.O. Box 97, 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON K0H 2M0 P: 613-479-2231 Ext. 233 F: 613-479-2352 E-mail:



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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 June 7 BRADSHAW SCHOOL POTLUCK, Bradshaw Road, Tichborne, 6pm, all welcome info 375-6332

Friday June 8 HARROWSMITH - YOUTH DANCE for ages 9-15 Golden Links hall, 7-10pm, $6, info 3721274, sponsor: Oddfellows & Rebekahs, PERTH ROAD - FISH FRY, United Church, 5-7pm, $14, children $6, info: 613-353-1690 PLEVNA - BBQ BINGO FUNDRAISER, ClarMill Hall, doors open 5pm, game 6pm, no one under 18 years permitted; proceeds to youth programs, sponsor: Northern Frontenac Community Services SHARBOT LAKE – EVENING OF THE BLUES, w/ Strat Cats, Logan Murray; 7-9:30pm, high school, beverages & dessert; $10, $5 for children & seniors; fundraiser for CF Railway Heritage Society, SOUTHERN FRONTENAC COMMUNITY SERVICES 50+ Fundraising Golf Tournament, Rivendell Golf Course, Verona, Shotgun Start 1:30pm, 4 Person Scramble $75pp ($55pp Rivendell members) includes dinner, prizes cart 613-376-6477 or 1-800-763-9610

Saturday June 9 ALTHORPE BOLINGBROKE MUSIC JAM, ABC hall, potluck dinner 5pm, entertainment 6-10pm; all ages welcome; info Glenn 2732571. FARMERS’ MARKETS – Local farmers markets held Saturdays, 9am-1pm at: McDonalds Corners (MERA schoolhouse); Sharbot Lake (Oso beach); Verona (Lions Club) HARLOWE – ROAST BEEF SUPPER, 4-7pm, community hall, $12; 12 yrs & under $6; preschoolers free, sponsor: Tweed Oddfellows PLEVNA – CHARITY YARD SALE, Lookout Home Hardware, 8am-1pm, proceeds to Clarendon Central School, donations welcome (no clothing please); drop off at Lookout week of June 4 RAILTON - YARD SALE 8am-1pm, St. Patrick’s Church, bake table, toys, clothes, BBQ SHARBOT LAKE – WOMANLESS BEAUTY PAGEANT & DANCE, fundraiser for minor softball, Oso hall, pageant 7pm, dance 9pm $8; $15 couple; 19 & older; info 375-7327, 279-3213 SYDENHAM - MESSY CHURCH, St. Paul`s Anglican Church, fun for kids under 5, caregivers; storytelling, songs, games, gardening; bring gloves, gardening clothes, 10-11:15am. 613-376-3003; SYDENHAM LAKE CANOE CLUB Open House 10am-1pm behind Foodland off Cataraqui Trail; free refreshments; 376-6613 Sharbot Lake Legion Dinner Dance $25 per person, Dinner at 5:30 featuring Anne Banks and Redneck BLVD. 613-279-2659 VERONA - “JUNGLE MADNESS”, Pentecos-

tal Assembly, 10am, live alligators, pythons, tarantulas, pony rides, Jungle Bake Sale, all welcome

Sunday June 10 ABRAMS FAMILY REUNION CONCERT with the original group from the ‘70s, 10am, Pine Grove Free Methodist Church, 3592 Pine Grove Rd., Seeley’s Bay, freewill offering, info 613-376-6725. CANADIAN RIVERS DAY EVENTS, details Free events organized by Friends of Salmon River; all welcome, youth encouraged; phone ahead: Hike the Top End: Cloyne to Mazinaw Lake watershed; 293-1795; Focus on Feeder Streams: Beaver Creek, Dead Creek, Crooked Creek, 335-3589: Paddle & Picnic Kayak or canoe from mid-Kennebec Lake to Head of Salmon R., 292-5773; Panoramic view of Salmon Watershed from Bear Naked Ridge, 5428628; Sheffield Long Lake Tour & Picnic Afloat 862-2458; Paddle & Picnic on the Salmon 354-5765; Sketch, Paint or Photograph the Salmon (4 locations) 335-3589; 379-3074; 354-1250; 396-3893, 396-3262 DENBIGH - MUSIC IN THE PARK, 1pm; community hall; sponsor: Rec. Committee. GUATEMALA STOVE PROJECT Annual General Meeting, 1-3pm, Factory Grind, 1 Sherbrooke St. E., Perth 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 PLEVNA - RIVER OF LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 7064 Road 506, Dedication of new church, 3pm, music by the Proverbs, guest speaker Rev. Donald Hodgins, info: 613-4790333, all welcome VERONA - FUNDRAISING OPEN MIC/JAM for Frontenac Old Time Music Championships, Lions Hall, 1-6pm, $5, proceeds to local school music programs; 613-358-5370; WILTON – GOSPEL SING, Lashers Retirement Party, local talent, 7pm, Standard Church, freewill offering, refreshments

Monday June 11 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. NORTH FRONTENAC LITTLE THEATRE Annual Meeting, potluck 6pm; meeting 7pm, Tichborne hall, all welcome; John Pariselli 613-279-2662; SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151

Tuesday June 12 LAND O’ LAKES COMMUNITY SERVICES Annual General Meeting, Northbrook Lions Hall, reception 5:30pm, potluck dinner 6pm; business meeting 7pm; all welcome! 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 VERONA - “GROWING A HEALTHIER ME IN RELATIONSHIPS”, sponsored by KC3

Community Counselling Centre, 10am-noon, medical centre, free, register: Manijeh 613549-7850 x 3215

Wednesday June 13 CENTRAL FRONTENAC MINOR SOFTBALL, 8:30pm, Sharbot Lake ball park, Sharbot Lake Bantams vs. Seeley’s Bay NORTHERN FRONTENAC COMMUNITY SERVICES Annual General Meeting, Ompah hall, refreshments 6pm; meeting 6:30pm, public welcome SHARBOT LAKE HIGH SCHOOL – 2014 COSTA RICA TRIP, parent information meeting, 6:30pm, resource center.

Thursday June 14 ALZHEIMER`S SOCIETY, Annual General Meeting, 6:30-8pm, Conservatory Pond Retirement Residence, 1499 Stonebridge Dr., Kingston CIRCLE SQUARE RANCH - DINNER & MUSIC FUNDRAISER, w/ Clearview Country Gospel, 6:30pm; $12, $6 12yrs & under; 4 & under free, proceeds send children to camp CLOYNE – FREE IMMUNIZATIONS, children & adults, 3:30-6:30pm, KFL&A Public Health, appointments: 613-336-8989 HARROWSMITH DINERS, noon, Free Methodist Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477. LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUB Pine View Free Methodist Church, Cloyne, 7pm MABERLY - RETIRED TEACHERS & FRIENDS: Luncheon at Fall River Pub & Grill, 11:30am. To reserve phone 613-279-2098 by June 12 at noon. OMPAH – HELEN FORSEY reading from her books “The Caboose at the Cape” and “Eugene Forsey, Canada’s Maverick Sage”, Community Library, 7-8pm, refreshments, all welcome SHARBOT LAKE - CENTRAL FRONTENAC MINOR SOFTBALL Squirt games, 6:30pm (ages 10 - under 12) VERONA DIABETES SESSIONS, Medical Centre; lawyer John Glassco on Powers of Attorney for Personal Care, 9am- noon; register: Anne MacDonald 613-544-3400 x 3589

Friday June 15 LIONS CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT by Sydenham & District Lions, Rivendell Golf Club, shotgun start 8:30am, scramble format, $75/person includes luncheon & prize table, register: Jim Kelly 376-3515 NORTHBROOK - NEW OLE TYME FIDDLERS, 7:30pm, Lions Hall, $6 non-members, $5 members, entertainers $2, lunch, prizes. All welcome. SHARBOT LAKE – EUCHRE, noon, Anglican Church hall, $5 includes lunch, all welcome SHARBOT LAKE RELAY FOR LIFE Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser, 7pm-7am, held at Parham ball field. To register a team contact Christine Teal, 613-375-6525 or visit the website at and go to the Sharbot Lake site

Saturday June 16 MOUNTAIN GROVE - STEAK / HAMBURGER SUPPER, community hall, sittings 5 & 6 pm, steak $13; hamburger $8 child $5; under 5 free; reserve 335-5715; 335-2700; sponsor: United Church PARHAM - HINCHINBROOKE SCHOOL OF ROCK Concert, w/ District 9, also HD Supply, Oddfellows Hall, 7pm. PLEVNA - DRAGONFLY SUMMER SOL-

Ginkgo biloba - the tree that fed the dinosaurs by Judy Wall, Lanark County Master Gardeners

homecoming for the tree after millions of years.

illions of years ago, dinosaurs as big as houses ate their way through ginkgo groves in North America, munching on the trees’ leathery fan-shaped leaves as they went. Today, we only know about dinosaurs because of their fossils, but the ginkgo tree is still with us. The ginkgo became almost extinct when continents shifted and glaciers bore down during the Ice Age. But about 300 years ago a specimen was discovered in a Japanese temple garden. The ginkgo tree which was cherished by gardeners in Japan, was reintroduced to Europe, and reached North America again about 1800. It was a

Besides its ability to thrive in cramped conditions, the ginkgo is virtually immune to pests and diseases. It tolerates smog and city conditions, too. In the fall after the leaves have turned golden yellow, the ginkgo sheds all its leaves at once, rewarding the gardener with a one-time rake-up job. Ginkgos are dioecious, meaning male and female flowers are on separate plants. Male trees have catkins that flower in spring. Female ginkgos have tiny greenish seed-bearing flowers that turn into plum-like fruit. As these ripen and fall, they rot, giving off an unpleasant smell. So, be sure to select a male tree. Sex


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is hard to determine until it begins to fruit – in about ten years. Mature trees can reach nearly 80 feet and have a pyramidal shape when young. They are hardy in our area and nurseries should have them available to gardeners wanting an interesting garden specimen. It is possible to grow your own ginkgo tree from a cutting taken during the growing season. Pull a new shoot away from a heavier branch so that a “heel” from the older wood is attached. Cut off lower leaves. Fill a container with a mixture of peat moss and sand and moisten it well. Poke a hole in the centre of the soil about 2” deep. Dip the cutting in a rooting hormone for semihardwood cuttings and insert your cutting in the

STICE FESTIVAL, Clar-Mill Hall, 10am-2pm; FREE hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, fish pond, races, games, prizes. Sponsors: North Frontenac Township & Clar-Mill Community Volunteers. WESTPORT HERITAGE FESTIVAL 9am–4 pm, music, vendors, petting zoo, cllowns

Sat & Sun June 16 & 17 ODESSA CAR SHOW, antique cars, trucks, tractors, crafts, flea market, fairgrounds, 613386-7091, in support of University Hospitals Kingston Foundation

Sunday June 17 BEDFORD OPEN MIKE & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Road, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel and more, $2, info: 613-3742614 CENTENARY PASTORAL CHARGE 125th Anniversary, Sharbot Lake United Church, 11am, speaker Rev. Dr. Ron Smeaton, luncheon, all welcome, info 613-279-2245 HARLOWE WESLEYAN & STANDARD CHURCH - Father’s Day musical praise, 11am with Pastor Bill & Mina Rice HENDERSON UNITED CHURCH annual Cemetery service, 2pm; morning worship cancelled VERONA - MUSIC IN THE PARK, free concert 2-4pm, McMullen Park; Celtic & Folk music of Chris Murphy & Brian Flynn. Sponsor: Verona Community Association. Refreshments available, bring lawn chair, rain location: Lions Hall.

Monday June 18 CLOYNE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY tour of local historical sites, Skootamatta Lake Rd., Mazinaw, Vennachar, Denbigh, Plevna areas; lunch in Griffith; $25; reserve 613-336-6858 PLEVNA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Clar-Mill Hall, appointment: 613-279-3151.

Tuesday June 19 FLINTON – URCA HOUSING AGM, 3496 Flinton Rd., BBQ & potluck 5:30pm, meeting 6pm, all welcome PLEVNA - CLAR-MILL COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS, meeting, Clar-Mill hall, 7:30pm (please note new time), all welcome SHARBOT LAKE - STRAWBERRY MOON FESTIVAL, 10-noon, St. James Major Hall, traditional food, drumming, storytelling, for children birth- 6 years. Registration required: Child Centre at 613-279-2244.

Wednesday June 20 CENTRAL FRONTENAC MINOR SOFTBALL, 8:30pm, Sharbot Lake ball park, Sharbot Lake Bantams vs. Amherstview

Thursday June 21 MCDONALDS CORNERS - Carolyn Mark & Tuxedo concert, guest Jenny Whiteley, MERA Schoolhouse, 8pm, $20 at door or pay what you can; 613-268-2376; SHARBOT LAKE - CENTRAL FRONTENAC MINOR SOFTBALL Squirt games, 6:30pm (ages 10 - under 12)

Thurs – Sat, June 21, 22 & 23 SHARBOT LAKE – “LIVING OUR HISTORY – TOGETHER” Celebration of Algonquin & Settler contributions to the protection of Canada’s borders during the War of 1812 sponsors: Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation, Northern Connections Adult Learning Centres, The Pioneer Gathering 613-279-2499, or 613-3352565

hole. Firm the soil around it. Place a stake in beside the cutting. Enclose your pot and cutting with a clear plastic bag and secure it to the top of the stake. Leave the mini greenhouse outside in bright light but away from direct sunlight. Condensation will form inside the bag. After about six weeks, start opening the bag for short periods, gradually exposing it to outdoor conditions. After about a week, remove the bag and water plant as required. On a cloudy day you can then transplant it to its new location. Water frequently, especially in dry weather.

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here are about 20 small phone companies still operating in Ontario, including North Frontenac Telephone Company, which serves the 279 and 375 phone exchanges (Sharbot Lake and Parham/Tichborne), and Westport Telephone (273) They all serve rural areas and in recognition of the fact that they serve remote clients, they receive some remote service subsidy dollars as well. A change in the rules around subsidies for SILECs (small incumbent local exchanges) was recently approved by the CRTC (Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission). The change was brought in response to requests from cable companies who are planning to compete in the areas covered by some of the larger independent Ontario telephone companies in south-central Ontario, but they will affect all of the independents, including Westport and North Frontenac Tele-

phone, potentially forcing rates up for basic service by $3 per month in the short term. “We don’t want to be put in that position”, said Dave Smith, the General Manager of North Frontenac Telephone Company (NFTC). Of perhaps even greater concern, the changes might open up what Smith considers unfair levels of competition, allowing companies to enter small markets and offer service to larger clusters of people in hamlets, but not to households living on remote back roads. The Ontario Telecom Association represents 23 independent telephone companies in Ontario, and they have been fighting against the changes at the federal level. They have filed a stay with the CRTC, so the new rules will not come into effect before they are considered again by the commission and perhaps the federal cabinet. OTA Executive Director Jonathan Holmes described the impact of these rule changes in a media release: “When the cable companies come in, typically their plant is focused in the core area of an exchange, where there are a lot of customers, and that’s the only place that we anticipate that they’re going to offer service,” Holmes said. “So they’ll come in and probably be able to win a fair share of customers based on that, but they won’t be able to offer their services outside of the core – we call that the doughnut effect. So potentially what

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could happen is that those customers outside of the core won’t get a competitive offer, and they may be dealing with a weakened SILEC who won’t be able to serve them as well because they’re going to have to focus their efforts and resources on competing in the core – and that may lead to an erosion of service in the fringe of the doughnut. “That’s a key concern for us, that hollowing out of the doughnut.” While the small phone North Frontenac Telephone Co. headquarters companies based in Smith said that as of yet no one has inWestport and Sharbot Lake are not dealing with cable companies dicated they are planning to offer service in wanting to get into the market, Dave Smith the 279 or 375 exchange areas, but the new is concerned that other large players might rules raise that possibility and could impact enter into the NFTC market and have an un- on North Frontenac Telephone Company’s ability to invest in equipment upgrades. fair advantage. NFTC will be launching a 100-channel “We have nothing against competition. We face competition every day from the large television package later this year to customcell companies and everyone else, but this is ers in certain locations. “The television service will roll out in a creating an un-level playing field for us. We have to serve our entire territory and we have similar manner as our DSL Internet service invested money in order to do so, both in tele- did back in 2004,” said Smith, “to certain phone and Internet service, but someone who customers, based on the proximity of their comes in will not have the same constraints. location to our equipment, and building out from there over time.” That’s not a level playing field.”

representatives. Councillors Naish and Vandewal said that conscientious people would be willing to comply, and Councillor Stowe noted that people seemed already willing to make a trip or two a year to bring in hazardous waste. Councillor Robinson remained opposed, saying that he doubted there were many conscientious people, adding that Bellrock residents would not want to drive over to Keeley Road on Thursday afternoons or evenings, the only time the site is open. Councillor Tinlin asked whether the Keeley Road hours could perhaps be extended: presently the site is open from 3 pm to 8 pm on Thursdays when specially trained staff are on hand to deal with the hazardous waste. Hinchinbrooke Road sight lines A motion to deny rezoning of a property on Hinchinbrooke Road from rural to special commercial was deferred pending

further information. The property owner, Steve Hayes, restores antique British sports cars, and needs rezoning if he is to be permitted to carry out automobile safety inspections on the vehicles. Planner Lindsay Mills recommended against the zone change, on the grounds that in spite of the property’s 450 foot frontage, there is no place for safe road access. Mr. Hayes has proposed widening the entrance presently existing near the south end of the property. As there is no posted speed limit on the road, the speed limit is 80 km/hr. Councillor Stowe asked whether the speed limit could be revisited. “Would there be an acceptable line of sight if the speed was posted at 60?” he asked. Public Works Manager Segsworth agreed to look into this. This hilly, winding road may carry extra traffic when the bridge on 38 at the south end of Verona is being reconstructed this fall.


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