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October 3, 2013 Vol. 13, No. 39

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he Community Foundation of Kingston and Area (CFKA), in conjunction with community foundations from across the country, has prepared reports on the well being of Kingston and Frontenac County residents each year for the past five years. This year, the CFKA has partnered with KFL&A (Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington) Public Health to prepare a survey of residents in the region. The survey was designed to determine where the region stand in terms of the well-being of the residents. For the purposes of the resulting report, titled Vital Signs, well-being is defined as “the presence of the highest possible quality of life in its full breadth of expression, focused on but not necessarily exclusive to, eight interconnected categories”. Those categories are: community vitality, democratic engagement, education, environment, healthy populations, leisure and culture, living standard, and time use. The Vital Signs report for 2013 was released at an event in Kingston on Tuesday, October 1 Among its highlights are the assertion that 94% (plus or minus 3%) of KFL&A residents say they are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their quality of life. Among the other aspects of the results that contributed to that overall rating, almost 70% of KFL&A residents who responded to the survey feel that their current job adequately reflects their education and training. A majority agree that the quality of the natural environment is high. Over 90% would check up on their neighbours in an emergency; 90% feel that “getting out with friends” is the most important social activity; and almost 80% feel relatively safe when walking alone in their neighbourhood at night. Florence Campbell There are also a number of negative results, areas where things seem to be getting worse in the region rather than better. Almost one in three of our young children are not developmentally ready for school by age 6. A size-able percentage of those in the workforce are struggling to balance work and non-work activities. Voter turnout is down in all levels of elections. Fewer than 20% of respondents (by age group) reported membership or participation in public interest groups serving the community within the last 12 months. In presenting the report to the public, both Florence Campbell, one of the project leads from the CFKA, and Dr. Kieran Moore from KFL&A Public Health, focused on some of the

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Ceremonies in Northbrook set for October 9


wo events next Wednesday will highlight the continuing status of the hamlet of Northbrook as a health care hub on Highway 41. At 1 o’clock the ground-breaking ceremony for the $5.5 million re-development of the Pine Meadow Nursing Home will take place at Pine Meadow. The project will take two years to complete and will result in Pine Meadow achieving the status of a Class A long term care facility. An hour later, at 2 p.m. the new Northbrook ambulance base will have its official opening and ribbon cutting. The base will be the permanent home to the 24-hour a day ambulance service in Northbrook, and will provide a stable base for the first time to the service, which has been based in a converted house until now. The folks at Pine Meadow have assured the News that there will be cake at the ground-breaking ceremony, and we are waiting for confirmation about the cake situation at the ambulance base's ribbon cutting event later on.

9th Annual Timber Wolf Run O

ver 250 young runners tested their mettle at the annual Timber Wolf Run at Land O'Lakes Public School in Mountain Grove on October 1. The event, which was founded by retired LOLPS French teacher Brian Robertson, was taken over by LOLPS grade one teacher Jen Meulenaar three years ago. The run attracts students from grades 1 through 8 at other schools, including North Addington Education Centre, Clarendon Central, Granite Ridge and for their first year as participants, Prince Charles Public School. The students are invited to walk or run the race, which takes place through the woods around the school and the length

of the race varies from 1-2.5km. The run is a fun event and gives the students in the northern schools a chance to get together outside for a bit of exercise and fun. The top three winners in each category received medals and ribbons were handed out to the fourth and fifth place finishers. The grade 7/8 top male and female finishers each received a trophy. LOLPS principal Emily Yanch said her school looks forward to hosting the event every year. “It's a great opportunity to get all of our northern schools together, have a fun and healthy competition, and it's a great way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.”

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ext year’s municipal elections will have more at stake than a small name plaque and the license to rail against the empire building at Frontenac County; each member of Council will also get an i-pad. In line with a proposal to release all information to the council and the public via e-agendas and eliminate the hefty agenda package that is currently available on demand, ipads will be handed out to new councilors. $6,000 will be set aside in next year’s budget for nine new devices. E-agendas are already available at the township web site, under the council tab, using the CivicWeb system.

Asset Management – spend money to make money

Treasurer Louise Fragnoto presented her recommendations for consulting services to complete an asset management plan for the township. The province has indicated these plans need to be in place as a prerequisite for municipalities to be eligible for infrastructure grants. There is $125,000 set aside in the township budget for this, of which $84,000 has been spent on software. After evaluating the responses to an RFP that the township put out in August, Fragnoto recommended giving the contact the RV Anderson Associates for $27,200 plus HST. “We’ll get this back with our first grant,” said Councilor Ron Vandewal. “Whatever,” said Mayor Davison.

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Council accepted the bid of $19,700 from eSolutions to rebuild the township website. “eSolutions has done over 100 different municipal websites,” said CAO Wayne Orr. “Whenever the current site goes to the council page a pic-


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ture of a squirrel comes up. Do you think they can change that?” asked Councilor Naish.

Fire hall equipment study – new Perth Road and Sydenham fire halls in the near future?

Fire Chief Rick Chesebrough asked that Council approve spending $10,000 for water grating to deal with flooding at Station 2 (Burridge) and $6,000 for a door frame at Station 7 (Latimer Road) However he said that he did not recommend going forward with wall and window repairs at Station 5 (Perth Road) or wall and floor repairs at Station 6 (Sydenham) “We will be preparing a report on health and safety issues within five weeks, which will include a detailed project plan for the buildings themselves,” Cheseborough said. “These buildings are quite dated.” The continued viability of the Perth Road and Sydenham Stations should be determined before money is put into them, Cheseborough added, implying they may need to be replaced in the near future. Both Councilors Vandewal and Stowe applauded Chesebrough’s recommendations, which were accepted by Council. Open house cancelled A planned Public Works Open House did not come off in September, and will likely be put off until next August. “We tried to put it together for late September, but the duck hunting season started on the same weekend, and we aren't going to be able to do it this year,” said Public Works Manager Mark Segsworth. “Maybe we can look to the spring or summer. Perhaps next August before the seasonal residents leave. We are committed to doing them.”

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Grading the report: A for effort, C for fuzzy science


he Vital Signs report contains much useful information, and represents a sincere effort to get at the social issues that concern people. It can be used as a tool for developing policies that are directed at some of the struggles that resident face. It has a number of weaknesses, however. One that was acknowledged in the presentation was that despite every effort, there was a very poor response from those under 25 to the Index of Well Being survey that was the backbone of the report. As Florence Campbell acknowledged in her presentation, the results are a snapshot of the well-being of those residents who are over 25. From the point of view of the rural residents outside of the City of Kingston, the report is really not about them. On a per capita basis, more rural residents answered the wellness survey than those in the city. For example, 48% of respondents were from Kingston, which has over 60% of the region's population, while 20% of respondents were from Frontenac County, which has less than 15% of the population. However the report did not only use survey data in its findings. It also included 2011 census data taken entirely from


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the City of Kingston, and was written with an unmistakeable focus on a Kingston audience. This is not surprising; the sponsors included the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Downtown The City of Kingston, and the Kingston Whig Standard. Because the data the report uses is taken from different sources, each with different geographical boundaries, there is also a question of accuracy. Life in Napanee is different from life in Kingston; ditto for Cloyne and Sydenham, and Loyalist Township is nothing like Burridge, yet all of these places are identical as far as the Vital Signs report is con-

cerned. All of this is not to condemn the Vital Signs report. It is an ambitious enterprise, to be sure, and worth entering into, but it is a flawed document in several regards. And to end on an existential note, how can people be trusted to evaluate their own well being, and their own happiness? Ninety-four percent of us say we are satisfied with our quality of life, but what do we know about it? Maybe we just lack imagination. If lab rats could communicate and 94% said they were satisfied with their quality of life, they would still be living in cages.

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that while the crime rate in Kingston is at the national average, the rate of sexual assault, 97 per 100,000 residents is 1/3 higher than the national average, which is 63. People have difficulty, particularly those in the 25-44 age group, finding time to do everything they want to do, including sleep. Only 25% of respondents said they get enough. As well 22% of those in the same age group said that at some point in the last year they ate less because they were short of money for food.

and talked about potential initiatives to address those concerns. These proposals were included in a press release that accompanies the release of the report. “As communities we have done well setting community standards on smoking by adopting healthy public policy such as prohibiting smoking in enclosed public places. We have other threats to community health that may benefit from the lessons learned from tobacco control. Too many are obese or overweight. Too many are not physically active. If we do not address these issues we will have higher rates of diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease and hence health care costs. Our community partners have made significant strides to improve bicycle lanes and walking trails in our area. We must continue this work to make the healthy choice the first choice for our community whether it relates to food or being active,” said the release. Other aspects of the report that are of interest is the fact

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• to grant three (3) rights-of-way over part of the former K&P right of way in Part Lot 7, Concession 8, Geographic Township of Portland to provide access to South Frontenac Township Rd 38; and two rights (2) for crossings for the use of farm related activities only; and • to grant a right-of-way over part of the former K&P right-of-way in Part Lot 7, Concession 6, Geographic Township of Portland for use in farm related activities only; Further information is available by contacting the undersigned at 613-548-9400, Ext. 300: K. Elizabeth Savill, CAO/Clerk The Corporation of the County of Frontenac 2069 Battersea Road Glenburnie ON K0H 1S0



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ur Frontenac County councillors have accomplished nothing. What vision do these County councillors have? Progress or privilege? I see a group of old grey haired balding men wanting to have the title of warden on their lapel and their tombstone so badly they act like school yard bullies, choosing sides, following the pack, and neglecting the duties of their office. They direct their venom towards a woman warden who has read the bylaw and followed its directions. Progress or privilege? How backwards is Frontenac County? Is it like other counties in the Province? Does it have a regional road system, a seniors nursing home or a County Office in the County. No! The county is in a organizational mess! They need goals and objectives! Why is the council not debating the merits and faults of

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the County plan. What vision do they have? County council does not work as a team. They do not respect their bylaws, their fellow councillors and their employees. You have read it in these newspapers. Compare Frontenac County to all other Ontario counties. Is it progress or privilege? In Frontenac, we want a future. Politicians who do not follow the pack! We want a vision that carries us there. Will we settle for progress or privilege? Doug Steele

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Never mind all the florid rhetoric damning the county warden for everything that is wrong with county in-fighting and failures to launch, the story is very simple. A bunch of boys and one lady were in a special club. The boys decided to gang up on the lady. Like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, "they awakened a sleeping dragon and filled it with a terrible resolve". They messed with the wrong person, and they were made to look like spoiled brats. They started it, they lost it, she wins. And leaves when she wants to! Way to go girl!! Ray Fletcher

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COMMUNITY REPORTERS (613) Arden.....................................Wanda Harrison........335-3186 Cloyne / Northbrook..............Marie Anne Collier.....336-3223 Crow Lake........... .................Marion Ratzinger...................... Denbigh............... .................Angela Bright.............333-1901 Godfrey................ ................ Nicki Gowdy...............374-5708 Harrowsmith..........................Kim Gow....................372-0018 Henderson.............................Jean Brown................336-2516 Maberly-Bolingbroke Karen Prytula.............325-1354 Mississippi.............................Pearl Killingbeck........278-2127 Mountain Grove.....................Marilyn Meeks...........335-4531 Ompah...................................Linda Rush................479-2570 Parham-Tichbome.................Colleen Steele...........375-6219 Christine Teal.............375-6525 Plevna...................................Katie Ohlke................479-2797 Sydenham.............................Anita Alton.................376-6333 Verona...................................Debbie Lingen...........374-2091 Zealand.................................Jean Lewis.................268-2452


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613-372-0018 · The Grandmothers By the Lake are hosting an evening of Down Home Country Fun, October 5 at the Verona Lions Club starting at 6pm. Chili, salads and desserts served at 6:30pm followed by dancing to Sunshine Soul Band. There will be square and line dancing lessons as well. Silent auction. All proceeds to the Steven Lewis Foundation. Tickets $30 per person at Tiffany Gift Shoppe, Sharbot Lake Pharmacy or call Marni 374-9929, Pat 328-1697, Audrey 375-6457. · The next monthly meeting of the Harrowsmith Social and Athletic Club will be October 7, 7:30pm. PLEASE NOTE that the meeting will be held at the Township Office Building in Sydenham (enter through the front doors). All are welcome. · Thanksgiving PA Adventure Day at St. Paul's United Church is Oct. 11 from 9:30am-12 noon. A morning of Thankful fun with games, songs and a table centerpiece craft, Cost is $2 per child including snack. Please pre register before October 7. Children under 4 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Call Marni 374-9929 or Suzanne 386-7751. · There will be a Youth Dance at the Golden Links Hall, October 11 from 7-9:30pm for ages 9-15. Cost is $6. Call Sharon 372-1274 or Wayne 358-2533.

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· SFCSC is planning a Thanksgiving Food Drive this coming Sat. Oct. 5 from 10am to 3pm at Trousdale's Foodland. At this time of year when family and friends gather together, we hope that the community will think of the food bank as they shop for their turkey and trimmings. The shelves are

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getting very low so all donations are most appreciated. · Still Standin' will be playing at a dance this Saturday, 8pm at the Legion. Come and enjoy some great music and celebrate this glorious Fall weather. Tickets are $15 per person. · Sydenham Women's Institute holds meetings on the second Monday of the month. They are always looking for visitors or new members to help out with the many community events they host. Come to the Legion on Oct 7 at 7pm if you are interested. · The annual and incredibly popular Bubba Bowl is taking place again Thurs. Oct 10. Come down to the football field in Sydenham and watch our Juniors and Seniors play under the newly installed lights. There will be a canteen available and games begins at 5:30. Wear some Red and Gold and join hundreds of other fans as we cheer our team to a win. This is a school event and drinking is strictly prohibited. Please don't jeopardize this energy-charged community event, which takes many volunteers countless hours to organize. · Monday Oct 7 there is a Turkey Bingo at St Patrick’s Church in Railton. Fun begins at 6:30 pm.

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· Smitty's Appliances recently donated a refrigerator to the Cloyne Pioneer Museum and Archives. It will be put to good use in the day-to-day operation of the museum. · A free, six-week series of workshops on "Living Well with Chronic Disease" will be held at Land O’Lakes Community Services in Northbrook on Wednesdays, Oct. 2 - Nov. 6 from 6-8:30pm. The workshops will help people to achieve their best health while managing illnesses like arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, depression lung disease, and others. Participants will receive a free copy of the book "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions". Please register by calling Pam Lemke at 613-336-8934 ext. 229. · On Mon. Oct. 21, the Cloyne and District Historical Society meets at 1PM at the Barrie Hall. Ross Reid will speak on the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. There will be a draw for the Northern Woods quilt. Everyone is welcome.


613-335-4531 email: · Sympathy to the families of: Carol Knight (Whitelock), wife of the late Keith and sister of Ray Whitelock; Doug Ritchie; the late Nial Clark, husband of the late Madeline; Gladys Mary Lyons (Schonauer), wife of the late William Lyons. · Happy birthday to Gordon Crawford, Jack Price, Bridgette Burke-Teal, 3, Renee Thompson, Wayne Eves, Pat Alexander, Kathy Wilson. · Happy anniversary to Bill & Sylvia Powers, Ken & Vera Brown, Bill & Daisy Hawes, Jack & Diane Nicolson. · Thinking of Elaine Flieler, Frances Badour, Betty Tarmey,

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Barbara Ellsworth, Gordon, Margery Willett, Harold Gray, Norman, Betty MacCrimmon, Dorothy Proctor, Val Beechey, Glenn Fox. Your reporter has been laid up with a bad knee. Thanks to my family for helping out with trips to hospital, etc. · The Arden Pastoral Charge welcomed Janelle Shaw to the three churches on Sept. 29. · Thanks to the Sharbot Lake Legion for inviting the seniors in the area to a bingo and delicious ham supper. Thanks to David Swan for providing a gift basket and selling tickets on it. Proceeds went to the Legion.



· This week the news came by telephone with folks calling to find out about the cranberry crops and their location. The crop is fantastic, and the weather is over the top in sunshine, making for good and tasty times in the cranberry patch. So, come on up to Henderson, and get those tasty cranberries. · Many attended the Pine Meadow Nursing Home volunteer recognition bash last week and had a fun time. We all enjoy our visits with loved ones there and are thankful to all who help out in so many ways.


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613-335-3186 · Members of Northern Frontenac Community Services who attended the annual meeting last Thursday were reminded about how fortunate our community is to have these services available. From meals on wheels to foot care to caregiver counseling, NFCS and its staff are available to help those in need. This non-profit organization has room for all volunteers, as well, and would welcome a phone call from you to either become a member or a volunteer. · It’s with much sadness that I report the passing of Howard Hughes. Howard and his wife Thelma spent summers in the hamlet and then wintered at their home in Belle River. Howard loved singing in the Glee Club and both of them thoroughly enjoyed dinners and joyous happy hours with family and friends. Services were in Belle River on October 1. Howard will certainly be missed by many. · The Arden Glee Club will entertain the folks at Lanark Lodge Friday October 4. · On Sat. Oct. 5 the Legion is hosting a Woman’s Dart Tournament. Breakfast is available 8 to 10am and darts begin at 11am; $10 pp · Also Sat. Oct 5, 6pm, the Kennebec Recreation Committee is hosting an Italian dinner at the Kennebec Community Centre c/w rolls, salad and dessert. There will be live local entertainment, and tickets are $15 pp, available from Diane at 335-2845 and Mardi at 335-2445. · On October 19 the Arden Legion will sponsor a bus trip to the Gananoque Casino. Pick up is 9am at the Legion,

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$25 pp. The fee includes your trip to the casino and a $20 voucher for play/food. Return will be approximately 4:30pm. Sign up at the Legion and your fee is required at that time. ¡ Kids, I hope you already have plans for this year’s Halloween costume because on Sat. Oct. 26 at 10:30am, the Kennebec Rec Committee will sponsor their Annual Halloween Party at the Kennebec Community Centre. There will be games, prizes, lunch and special musical guests. ¡ That evening the Arden and Community Wesleyan Church is hosting Sweetwater in Concert. The singing will begin at 6:30 at the Kennebec Community Centre. There will be refreshments following the performance. A free will donation would be appreciated. ¡ Although the summer is over the regular programs are still running. Monday morning line dancing; Tuesday morning fit n’fun; Tuesday afternoon Glee Club; Tuesday evening Euchre at the hall, Wednesday morning Tai Chi; Wednesday afternoon Cribbage at the Legion; Thursday evening Kids Camp at the Hall and Thursday evening Euchre at the Legion. The Wesleyan Church holds services at the hall at 6:30pm every Sunday evening.


ane Black (613-273-9299). ¡ Games evenings continue Monday evenings at 7:30 pm at the ABC Hall. There is a nominal fee of $3 to help defray hall expenses. For information call Janice 613-273-2965. ¡ Musicians’ circles continue Thursday evenings at 7 pm, at the ABC Hall. Contact Matt (273-9005). ¡ Maberly Quarterly Contra Dance: A Thanksgiving dance celebration is coming up on Sat. Oct. 12 with the "Wolfe Island Revellers" on fiddle and piano, together with the talented Emily Addison from Ottawa, calling contras and squares for a good Old Time evening of dance, community and festive food! $10; under 14 free; no experience necessary.

¡ Verona Lions volunteers spent a busy two days in September putting a fresh face on the Verona Lions Mini Park Children’s Playground. Two truckloads of sand replaced all the sand under the playground equipment and gallons of paint spruced up the appearance. Kudos to the Lions Club for making the playground a safe and fun place to play. (See

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¡ Bolingbroke CafĂŠ will be held on Oct. 4, 8pm at the ABC Hall with music by the Long Sault Trio. The cost is $10. Rob and Catherine will have available desserts, coffees and teas. Call Mike for more information 613-273-8718. ¡ Saturday Seekers starts again this Oct. 5. It is an interactive Christian education program for children of all faiths. Call Micheline for more information and start time 613-267-2260. ¡ The ABC Association hosts an “Oktoberfestâ€? dinner dance, Sat. Oct. 5 at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke with a roast pork dinner, German beer and German music by Ray Baumgarten, Herman Amberger & friends. Get ready to polka! For more information and to reserve tickets call 613-273-2571. ¡ Euchre, Maberly Hall, 7 pm Wed. Oct. 9. $3 per person, includes prizes and refreshments. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a pleasant evening of cards with your neighbours. For further info call Sue Munro 613-268-2507 ¡ Gentle yoga classes have now started the Fall sessions at the ABC Hall: Tuesday Mornings at 9am with Helen Crowe (613-273-2464), and Wednesday evenings at 7pm with Di-


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE Preliminary Design and Environmental Assessment Study for the Replacement of the Salmon River Bridge and Analysis of the Arden/Henderson Road Intersection on Highway 7 G.W.P. 4034-09-00 THE PROJECT The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained Morrison Hershfield Limited (MH) to complete the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Preliminary Design Study for the replacement of the Salmon River Bridge and analysis of the Arden/Henderson Road intersection on Highway 7. The study area extends from 0.7 km west of the Arden/Henderson Road intersection easterly to 0.3 km east of the Arden/Henderson Road intersection for a total project distance of 1.0 km. The study area is located in the Township of Central Frontenac and the County of Frontenac.

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Sydenham’s Culture Days S

Ed Botting, Don Kelsey, Wayne Conway, Louise Day, Dale Morey, Diane Delves, Garry Delves.

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photo above) · The Indoor Sports Program for children, ages 8 to 12, begins this Mon. Oct. 7 at Prince Charles Public School. Mixed sports will be played from 6 to 7 pm. The cost is $25 per child for 8 weeks (subsidies are available for those who qualify) For more information call the Child Centre, 613-279-2244. · Enjoy an evening of cabaret entertainment on Sat. Oct. 5 at 7 pm, presented by BellRock Hall. The theme for the night will be "Golden Oldies: Broadway, Folk, and Jazz". Janice Sutton sings, Annabelle Twiddy plays the keyboard, and Debbie Twiddy plays flute. Treats and drinks will be provided by the Bellrock Community Association. Free-will offering. Information e-mail: bellrockhall@ Website: · The Grandmothers By The Lake are hosting an evening of Down Home Country Fun on Sat. Oct. 5 at the Verona Lions Club. Doors open at 6 pm. Chili dinner will be served with a variety of salads and desserts followed by a dance with entertainment by the Sunshine Soul Band. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at the Tiffany Gift Shoppe in Harrowsmith, Sharbot Lake Pharmacy or by calling Pat Ward 328-1697,

Audrey Tarasick 375-6457 or Marni Pedersen 374-9929 . · The Verona Walking Club will start on Fri. Oct. 4. The club will meet for a walk inside the Verona Lions Hall every Tuesday and Friday morning from 10 am to 11 am. All you need is $1 per session and your running shoes. For more information contact Bill at 613-374- 3234. · The Verona Foot Care Clinic will be held Tues. Oct. 8. South Frontenac Community Services provides foot care clinics for seniors or physically disabled adults. Diabetic referrals are accepted. These clinics are held at the Verona Medical Clinic on the second Tuesday of each month. Appointments start at 9 am. Reservations are required. For appointment call Bob 613-376-6477

taff and volunteers at Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham hosted their very own “Culture Days” event at the Grace Centre on September 29. Culture Days is a non-profit national organization that was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to “building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture.” The annual three-day event runs across Canada and involves hundreds of thousands of artists and cultural organizations in hundreds of cities and towns. The event in Sydenham included a stellar line up of talented locals artists and musicians and featured an art show, artist talks, and multiple live musical performances. It also included two other important SFCSC-related events that are covered elsewhere in this issue. The event was spearheaded by SFCSC staff member Kathryn O'Hara and the Grace Arts Committee, Hanna Bach, Don Connolly, Jill Ferguson, Wilma Kenny and Rose Stewart, who organized the art show and artist talks. Yarker singer/songwriter Gary Rasberry


· The North Addington Soccer Association wrapped up their six week season on Monday evening. After the games had finished, all the players enjoyed pizza and juice with their teammates. Each one took home a team picture and a cool soccer t-shirt. Many thanks to the organizers and coaches for their time and commitment. · There is no Music in the Hall for October as it is Thanksgiving weekend, but it will be back in November on the 10th, and it would be SOUTH FRONTENAC FIRE & RESCUE great for everyone to come out. Fire Prevention Week October 6-12. Visit the Open · Over 100 people came out House at Station 8 - 3910 Battersea Road on October 8 to the Denbigh Hall on Sunfrom 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Hotdogs, drinks and Station tours day to thank Ruby & Gary and battery exchange. Malcolm for their countless hours of volunteering in their



community. An overflowing table that held the potluck dinner was followed by a special presentation to the couple. A night of music by local musicians followed. Photo above by Susan Fraser. · Sat. Oct. 5 is "Senses of Freshness" at the Matawatchan Community Fall Market 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your apples (and containers) to have them pressed into cider; bring your own dough and make some buns in the outdoor wood fired oven; fresh cranberries from the bog will be available; and more. Then on Saturday, October 12 will be the Thanksgiving Market – Matawatchan Community Market 9 am to 1 pm. Always a homemade lunch reasonably priced. t rn No Bu d, ey! oo n W Mo

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MUNICIPAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CORPORATION REPRESENTATIVE On October 10, 2013, Jack Tyhuis, Municipal Relations Representative from MPAC will be spending the day at our Municipal Office, located at 4432 George Street in Sydenham, and will be available to meet with the public. If you would like to meet with Jack, please contact the Tax Department at 613-376-3027 Ext 2200 to make an appointment.

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entertained guests on vocals and guitar with his family oriented musical entertainment. He led numerous sing-a-longs and played selections from his latest CD titled “What's the Big Idea”, which he recorded in April 2013. Prior to his performance the instrumental duo Billisemo, comprised of Bill Bosworth on key boards and Lisa de Kok on violin, played their fabulous repertoire of old jazz classics. Next, three local painters whose works were showcased in the center's main and very grand hall space each had a chance to speak about their work. Denise Tipton, who moved to Harrowsmith just a year ago and

Harrowsmith artist Denise Tipton

DENBIGH Angela Bright

by Julie Druker

who has been painting all of her life, had on display her abstract acrylic and encaustic works, which she said are mostly inspired by nature, especially water and sky. “The thing I like about encaustic painting is the fact that you can mix colors with the beeswax directly on the painting, which gives you a lot of depth.” Some of her images come from photos of outer space taken by the Hubble telescope, as was her piece titled “Out There”, a small brilliant orange abstract that captures the wonders of deep space. Artist David Gilmore of Hartington is inspired by themes closer to home and many of his watercolor paintings in the show were based on the landscapes that surround his home on 14 Island Lake. Gilmore, who worked for years as an engineer, has been painting for over 30 years. His pictures capture the various moods created by natural light on land, water, buildings and ice. In his work titled “Snake Island Gulls”, gulls create the focal point as they fly in a rising early morning mist. In another work, also of 14 Island Lake, he depicts the early spring just before ice break with the late afternoon sun reflecting on the ice. “The night before, rain had fallen on the ice and gave it that mirrorlike look, which was interrupted by higher sections of ice that were duller and darker in color.” Gilmore enjoys both the advantages and challenges that watercolor offers. “The big advantage is translucency; you can see the white of the paper through layers of color, which gives a certain glow to the landscape that you can't get with any other medium.” The challenge is the unforgiving nature of the medium. “Once the paint is absorbed by the paper it is very difficult to remove. You can make small changes but not many and not often, which can be stressful as it means that you have to plan in advance." That being said Gilmore has recently ventured into acrylics, which he said are a bit less stressful and you can get bolder colors. Painter Teresa Mrozicka was born in Poland and now lives just north of Sydenham. She has been painting full time for 13 years. She works strictly in oil in a style she describes as “three dimensional pointillism”. She applies thick, individual cone-like daubs of paints to create the images, which when lit artificially “can create a totally different looking image compared to when they are lit naturally”. In her picture titled “Cabbages”, a woman holds a cluster of cabbages. It is one from a series called "Her Garden", which depicts woman gardeners celebrating the harvest. Mrozicka's palette is bright and the stylistic images are captivating in their sharp graphic design. They feel both mythical and dreamlike at the same time. Following the artists' talks, members of the LaSalle Causeway Swing band took to the stage, wrapping up the event with their deep, rich and pitch perfect renditions of countless golden oldies from the 1930's and 40's jazz age. Kudos to the organizers of the event who worked so hard to bring local culture in all of its many forms to Sydenham and area residents.

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Young Sydenham architect’s first St. Lawrence Pre-Construction Program green local build The St. Lawrence College Employment Service Pre-Construction Program recently restored a flower

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L-r; Kaitlyn Flear, Janette Haase, Yasmina Lawrence, Alan McDonald and Architect Amber Kilborn


he stars seem to have lined up recently for former Sydenham High School graduate Amber Kilborn. Amber, who just graduated from Dalhousie University with a bachelor’s degree in architecture/environmental studies, was the first person who came to mind when Janette Haase, facilitator of the Southern Frontenac Community Services community garden at the Grace Centre, found out that the organization had received a $30,000 grant to build a greenhouse there. Haase has known Amber since she was 12 years old. She said she knew Amber was “more than capable” of heading up the build and contacted her to see if she would be interested in designing and coordinating it. Amber said initially it took a bit of convincing before she agreed to sign on, but she quickly realized that it would be a great hands-on experi-

ence. “It's been an amazing learning experience and I'm a quick learner, so that helped me out a great deal,” she said. The 950 square foot building, which will be known as the Grace Centre Greenhouse, is 80% finished and it was officially opened at the Culture Days event on September 29. The project is Amber's first build and she said she “got her hands dirty and did a bunch of construction as well”. One of the specifications for the building was that it be accessible to clients of the SFCSC's adult day program, who will be invited to work in it during their visits to the center. The building was built on a concrete slab and has one concrete block wall, both of which provide thermal mass to the space, allowing it to heat up in the day and give off heat at night. Five raised garden beds built at task height will allow SFCSC's cli-

Lion Ed Warren honored

Long-time area resident, Lion Ed Warren, was recently presented with the Lions Foundation of Canada Fellowship Award by District A3 Governor Albert Munneke. Lion Ed was recognized for his years of service, both in the community and with the Sharbot Lake & District Lions Club. - submitted by Linda Zwier

bed at Glenn Fossey Park (across from the township office) in Sharbot Lake. They did an outstanding job and

really made the little park a place for the community to stop and take a look. Photo by Judy Meeks

L-r: Cody Steeves, Cody Crampton, Stirling Raymond, Murray Badour, Mackenzie Hart.

ents to work in the gardens while standing. A hooped section of the building will contain the more productionbased garden area with regular low-lying gardens. The building has no electricity or heating system; instead, it has a passive ventilation system that utilizes the site’s natural prevailing winds, which run east/west through the building through a channel of openings in the east and west walls, allowing the winds to pass through and

take up any heat. The bottom-most hoops in the building will eventually roll up to allow cold air to enter at the bottom of the building, and operable openings at the building’s upper-most section can be opened to either let heat escape in the warmest summer months or keep it inside in colder months. Construction began in the last week of June and the finishing touches will be done in the next few weeks. Com-

pletion is expected for the end of October. Amber expects the first gardens to be planted before winter so that both the SFCSC food bank and the adult day clients will have fresh salad greens to eat in December.

Tanner Liscomb, a Sydenham High School student hired through KEYS ( Kingston Employment Youth Services), assisted with the build, along with local car-

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SOCIAL NOTES OBITUARY CLARK, NIAL Peacefully at Perth Community Care Centre on Friday September 27, 2013. Nial Clark in his 99th year. Son of the late Stanley and Mervith Clark. Dear husband of the late Madeline Clark, April 29, 2013. Dear father of the late Brian Clark, August 29, 2012. Special uncle to Frona and Jack Price. Predeceased his brothers and sisters Morley, Floyd, Carmen, Doreen and Martha. Arrangements in care of Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. A graveside celebration of life will be held at Wagarville Cemetery on Saturday October 5th, 2013 at 11 am. Donations to Parham Free Methodist Church would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences at

CARD OF THANKS Thank You I would like to say thank you to everyone for all the kind words, cards and phone calls during my brother's illness and passing away. David Kirkwood of Iroquois, Ont. Many thanks to the wonderful nurses at Winchester Memorial Hospital. Thank you to Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg for all your care and compassion. Thanks to the Iroquois ladies for the lovely lunch. We would like to thank all who travelled to Iroquois for the Celebration of Life for Dave. A special thank you to Nick and Jocelyn Whalen for all your understanding, support and generosity during this time. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Mary Burke (Kirkwood), Carey Burke and Bob Jones

Villages Beautiful – Sharbot Lake would like to thank the following for their contributions in planting, weeding, watering and fixing to make Sharbot Lake Village beautiful, this summer. Sincere apologies if we missed your name, there were so many of you. Andrea Dickinson; Ann Walsh; Martin Walsh; Anne Howitt; Bill Bowick; Bill Everett; Bill Young; Cheryl Bertrim; Clients and staff of Community Living; Dee Riddell; Frank Walsh; Joan Usher; Joe Drapeau; John Pariselli; John Usher; Linda Mackenzie; Linda West; Lloyd Whan; Mark Powell; Mike Steeves; Jocelyn Steeves; Nelda Whan; Gilbert Whan; Pam Dickie; Pam Ferguson; Pat Fisher; Pat Kelman; Ron Hollywood; Joyce Hollywood; Sally Angle; Sarah Carpenter; Sharon Green. FUNERAL SERVICES

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carpenter Brendan Arthur. A number of other committed local volunteers, Ingrid Golemiec and Ron Hipner, assisted with the build, as did students in Alan McDonald's grade seven Challenge class at Loughborough Public School. Kepler Bell Contracting also lent a hand in the construction of the building. Janette Haase, who founded the outdoor community garden at the centre last year, said she is excited to also have the greenhouse now, which will extend the growing season. “I hope to have spinach, kale and swiss chard and other greens into December. We will start our transplants in May and then have our first spinach come April.” The greenhouse will supply fresh produce for nine months of the year. Haase said this project has been the most wonderful one she has worked on to date. “So many people in

the community took part and everything just came together so perfectly.” Jennifer Linton, coordinator of the SFCSC Food Bank, said that being able to supply food bank clients with fresh produce for nine months of the year will be a real bonus. “The response from the clients has been great and people love getting fresh vegetables.” She also said that the number of clients using the food bank is on the rise. In 2012 the SFCSC food bank served over 1000 adults and 660 children, an increase of 29% from 2011, and Linton said she predicts that increase to rise to over 30% this year. With her first project under her belt, Amber said she now plans to work in her field and then travel before returning to school in May, where she will studying for her master’s degree.

LAYFIELD, Charles (Gus) who passed away Oct 5th, 2012 Although we smile and make no fuss No one misses you more than us. And when old times we oft recall It’s then we miss you most of all. Sister-in-law Janet and family

In memory of Ron Shelley Feb. 8, 1960 - Sept. 29, 2013

Dad, Now you’re gone Your body’s ashes You watch us all as our world sadly crashes Even though we are now older Without you tucking us in Our beds are all colder All we wanted was one last phone call Without the tears or sadness at all, To one last time hear your voice We wish death was not a choice But now you’re gone Your ashes will be spread We’ll meet again When we are all dead. You helped us through when times were sad You got us through when we all got mad We cherish the times we spent together But now this way you’ll be with us all forever. We miss you lots, our life is sad We love you tons, our dear old dad... XXOO Love, Cory & Amanda (Norah) & Corinne & Roger (Rebecca, Ryan, Alexis & Jordon)

Notice of STUDY COMMENCEMENT Class Environmental Assessment For The Replacement Of The Mississippi River Bridge On Road 509 The Township of North Frontenac has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for the replacement of Mississippi River Bridge on Road 509. AECOM has been retained to assist with this assessment, which will follow the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Schedule B undertakings. The Township of North Frontenac has identified improvements to Mississippi River Bridge to be of highest priority. The bridge has not seen significant repair since it was last rehabilitated in 1982, a recent assessment has identified immediate needs. Over the long term, the bridge has deficiencies that can only be addressed by replacement. Mississippi River Bridge is deficient: • in width – it is only 4.9m wide which is deficient even for a single lane bridge; • in its approaches – the bridge is not visible to the traveling public until they are almost on it; • in height – the bridge is susceptible to damage by high water levels and spring ice flows; and • in navigability – the bridge is an impediment to recreational boaters.

KEY PLAN To provide the public with an opportunity to provide input and comment on this project, related issues, and the evaluation of alternatives, a Study Design Report has been prepared. This document summarizes the proposed study process, alternatives, decisionmaking procedures, and public consultation activities. Copies of the Study Design Report may be picked up at:

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Notice Dated September 26, 2013 Personal information collected as a result of this environmental assessment is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. Comments may be included in documents that are made available for public review. Personal information, as defined by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, will remain confidential unless prior consent to disclose it is obtained. For more information on the collection and use of the personal information, please contact Guy Laporte at the above address/phone.


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1 BEDROOM APT in 4-plex, Kaladar area, first, last and references, $475 + hydro /month; avail. November 1, please call 416-554-9746 2 BEDROOM APT heated, fridge & stove, 75 Station Rd. Kaladar, $450 per month, available October 1, 2013. 613-336-9429 2 BEDROOM APT $900. 1 bedroom $850; hydro included, first & last, 1857 Crow Lake Rd., 613-547-3413 2 BEDROOM APT in Arden, ground floor, all inclusive $950. 2 bedroom house in Mountain Grove, all inclusive, $950. Call Robert Hawley 613-335-3878 3 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS APT., newly renovated, available Nov 1st. $1100 per month all inclusive, Mountain Grove. Private entrance, laundry on site. Contact 613-483-8678 HARROWSMITH – 1 bedroom apt. No pets, $450/mth plus hydro, 613-372-2302 HOUSE FOR RENT Mountain Grove, 3 bedroom, all appliances, $800 plus utilities, call 613-335-3878 HOUSE - SHARBOT LAKE, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $900 per month plus utilities. First and last and references, no dogs, call Mark 613-929-2961 OUTDOOR STORAGE available for boats and trailers, $3 per foot per month 613-279-2706


2007 DODGE CALIBER, 120,000 km, mint condition, standard transmission, great for winter driving, asking $5000. Please call 613540-2113. 10 x 20 GARAGE, never used. Metal drop down tail gate. Iron patio set table and four chairs, rocking chair $10; round ornament stands $2 each; lounge chair $5; two-seater outdoor chair $20. 613-279-2681 APPLES JUST ARRIVED, locally grown, Cortland and MacIntosh, at Verona Hardware, 6723 Main St. Verona. Ph. 613-374-2851 CABINS FOR SALE, 1 and 2 bedroom cabins, $800 per cabin, have to be moved from the property by the end of October. Moving arrangements to be made by buyer. 613-3362301, 1836 Myers Cave Rd. CENTRAL BOILER OUTDOOR FURNACES 2013 Harvest the Savings with a rebate up to $750. Sale ends Oct 15/13!! Call for more information. Your local Dealer, Wood Heat Solutions, Frankford, ON, 613-398-1611; Bancroft, ON 613-332-1613. FIREWOOD, DRY MIXED HARDWOOD, cut, split and delivered, full cubic cord starting at $300. Phone 613-279-2048




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TOM’S MUSIC STUDIO is now accepting students for drums, guitar, bass guitar, piano, beginner banjo and theory; repairs to all stringed instruments. Tom 613-539-4659



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The Township of North Frontenac Request for Proposal War Memorial The Township of North Frontenac is seeking proposals from qualified Contractors/ Firms to design and install a War Memorial Monument and to provide drawings and specifications to assist with an application for funding to the Community War Memorial Program. Mandatory Site Meeting To be held at the Municipal Office, 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON. at 1:00 PM local time on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 (A representative from each Contractor/Firm wishing to bid shall attend) Firms must have current WSIB coverage and appropriate Liability insurance as indicated by Request for Proposal documents. Proposal documents, which include the Minimum Requirements, shall be obtained at the Municipal Office, 6648 Road 506, Plevna, Ontario. Please direct any specific inquiries to Corey Klatt, Manager of Community Development or (613) 479-2231 Extension 233. Lowest or any proposal necessarily be accepted.



The Township reserves the right to cancel the Request for Proposal at any time up to the Award of the Proposal. Submissions shall be submitted to the undersigned, on the prescribed form, in a sealed envelope, clearly identifying the document as “War Memorial Request for Proposal” on or before 3:00 PM local time on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 Cheryl Robson, A.M.C.T. CAO 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON K0H 2M0




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Thursday October 3 LAND O’LAKES QUILTERS evening group meets 7pm, Barrie Hall, Cloyne, new quilters welcome; Lynn at 613-336-8080; lolqinfo@;

Friday October 4 BOLINGBROKE CAFÉ, ABC Hall w/ The Long Sault Trio, 8pm, $10; Mike 273-8718. LAND O’LAKES FOOD BANK planning meeting, Kaladar Community Hall, 2pm; new volunteers welcome and needed. NORTH LANARK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE 20th anniversary celebration 1-4pm, tours, food, music, all welcome SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7 pm, roast pork SNOW ROAD COFFEE TIME, community centre 10am-noon, all welcome VENNACHAR - FAMILY HARVEST POTLUCK, 6pm Free Methodist parsonage; all welcome; info: 613-333-2318. VERONA WALKING CLUB begins for season, inside Lions hall, 10-11am, $1; info 613374-3234, proceeds to Lions club

Saturday October 5 ARDEN LEGION Women’s Doubles Dart Tournament, open to non-members $10pp; register: 10-10:45am; $7 breakfast 8-10am; info 335-2737, 335-3664 ARDEN - ITALIAN DINNER EVENING w/ music, 6pm community center, $15pp; hosted by Kennebec Rec Committee; tickets Diane 335-2845, Mardi 335-2445 BOLINGBROKE - OKTOBERFEST DINNER DANCE, ABC Hall, roast pork dinner, music by Ray Baumgarten, Herman Amberger & friends, 273-2571; sponsor: ABC Association BELLROCK - “GOLDEN OLDIES: BROADWAY, FOLK, and JAZZ” w/ Janice Sutton, Annabelle Twiddy, Debbie Twiddy, 7:30 pm, community hall, refreshments, free-will offering FARMERS’ MARKETS – Local farmers’ markets held every Saturday, 9am-1pm at: McDonalds Corners MERA schoolhouse; Sharbot Lake Oso beach; Verona Lions Club. All markets feature local fresh produce, crafts, baked goods & much more

PARHAM-TICHBORNE Colleen Steele 613-375-6219 Christine Teal 613-375-6525 · Don't forget to come out Saturday night, Oct. 5 from 5 to 7pm to the IOOF Hall in Parham for an Old Fashioned Harvest Supper hosted by June's Angels, a Relay for Life team. Cost is ages 12 and up $10, Ages 5 12- $5 and under 5 eat for free. All proceeds go directly to the Relay for Life. · Also on Oct. 5 the Grandmothers by the Lake are hosting a Down Home Country Fun Night at the Verona lions Hall. · Visitors are welcome to "Visitors Sunday" on Oct. 6 at 11:30 at Parham United Church. The service is "A Little is a Lot" come out and try church again. Luncheon to follow. · The Turkey bingo, due to circumstances beyond our control has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. · Thinking of you to Angie (Thompson) Neuman, Skyler Howes, Marilyn Meeks, Gerald and Jerry Dunham. · Happy Birthday to Eric Wagar, Glenda Young, Sarah McCullough, Shelley Whan, Jennifer McCullough, Dawn Peterkin, Arthur Cota, Lois McFadden, Tara Cronin, Stacy Clow, Johnae Leyfield, Robbie Northmore,

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MATAWATCHAN - SENSES OF FRESHNESS, community market, 10am-4pm, bring apples & containers and make cider. Fresh produce & more. NATURE WALK AT BLUEBERRY MOUNTAIN, registration 9:30am, 502 Hills of Peace Rd. near Flower Station, fundraiser for Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy, $10 donation requested; under 12 free; info: 613-259-3412; PARHAM – HARVEST SUPPER, all you can eat fundraiser for Relay for Life, IOOF Hall 5-7pm, $10; 5-12yrs $5; under 5 free SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB fundraiser breakfast 8-11am at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. all welcome SYDENHAM – THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE, 10am-3pm at Trousdale’s Foodland, for the food bank SYDENHAM - DINNER & DANCE at the Legion w/ Still Standin’; $15 dance; 376-6808 VERONA - DOWN HOME COUNTRY FUN hosted by Grandmothers By The Lake, Lions hall 6pm; chili dinner & dance w/ Sunshine Soul Band; tickets $30pp avail. Harrowsmith Tiffany Gift Shoppe, Sharbot Lake Pharmacy, Audrey 375-6457, Marni 374-9929;

Sunday October 6 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Rd, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel & more, $2, 613-374-2614 FALL FOREST FAMILY FIELD DAY, 1pm, 207 Haggerty Rd. E. south of Tamworth, hosted by Ontario Woodlot Association, Friends of Salmon River, Kingston Field Naturalists; no charge, all welcome. 613-386-3737. MCDONALDS CORNERS - FALL BEEF SUPPER, Agricultural Hall, 4-6:30pm hosted by Knox Presbyterian Church, $12; 6-12yrs $6; under 6 free; for meals for shut-in folk please phone 613-278-0696 in advance ONTARIO NATURAL HOUSES TOUR. 10am4pm, $10 passport: locations, directions www. 1-877-872-9225 TAMWORTH - CONCERT: Ian Sherwood & Coco Love Alcorn at Legion, 2pm; $20 advance tickets: 613-379-2808 UNITED CHURCH ‘VISITORS SUNDAY & WORLD WIDE COMMUNION’. Maberly 9am, Sharbot Lake 10:15am, Parham 11:30am; all welcome WILTON - GOSPEL SING w/ Old Hims, Standard Church 7pm, refreshments, freewill offering, info 613-386-3405

Monday October 7 OMPAH – FOOT CARE CLINIC, community hall, call 613-279-3151 for info, appointment RAILTON - TURKEY BINGO, St Patrick’s

Liz Norton and Brittany Gemmill. · Happy 83rd birthday to Gordon Crawford. · Happy Anniversary to Jim & Doris Kelly. · Sympathy to Dorothy Verbeek and family on the loss of her brother Doug Ritchie; also to the family of the late Nial Clarke. Sympathy to the Shelley family on their recent loss; and to the family of Delbert Gibson who was 83 and passed away. · The Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers over 16 years of age to help with the assembly of the house in Tichborne. Please contact Paddy O'Connor. · The annual Harvest Auction sponsored by the Mayflower Lodge will be held on Oct. 19. Come out & see what a dollar or two can buy! · There was a great turnout at the Roast Beef Supper at the Parham United Church; lots of great food was enjoyed by all. · The C.F. Railway Heritage Society is holding an Oktoberfest dinner and dance on Oct. 26 from 6 to 11pm at the Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake.

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· Eighteen people attended the first Diners of the season at the Maples in Sharbot Lake. It was a lovely shepherd's pie meal. Catherine Tysick, co-ordinator of the program, was on hand as Vicki is on sick leave. Get well

Church, 6:30pm SNOW ROAD CRAFT GROUP, Community Centre, 7-9pm; have fun & learn new ideas, all welcome.

Tuesday October 8 NORTH FRONTENAC FIRE DEPARTMENT open house, Ompah Fire Hall 6-8pm, BBQ, & demonstrations on kitchen fires, fire extinguishers etc, all welcome PLEVNA - NORTHERN 5 DINERS, noon, For those 50+, $10, reservations 613-279-3151 SYDENHAM – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Grace Centre 1-4pm. For appointment call Bob: 613376-6477; 1-800-763-9610 SYDENHAM - CO-ED VOLLEYBALL, 7pm high school gym; $40 season; info: VERONA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, medical centre 9am-noon. For appointment call Bob: 613-376-6477

Wednesday October 9 DENBIGH - KIDS’ NIGHT at the library, 6pm. NORTHBROOK - PINE MEADOW NURSING HOME ground-breaking ceremony, 1pm, all welcome. NORTHBROOK - AMBULANCE BASE ribbon cutting ceremony, 2pm NORTHBROOK - LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC DISEASE, free six-week workshop, Land O’Lakes Community Services, 6-8:30pm; register: Pam 336-8934 x 229. SHARBOT LAKE - BLOOD DONOR CLINIC St James Major Catholic Church, 3-6pm; appointments recommended 1-888-2-DONATE

Thursday October 10 LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUB, 7pm, Pine View Free Methodist Church in Cloyne, topic:adding stone to gardens, walkways, etc. NORTH FRONTENAC FIRE DEPARTMENT open house, Clar-Mill Fire Hall 6-8pm, BBQ, & demonstrations on kitchen fires, fire extinguishers etc, all welcome SYDENHAM - BUBBA BOWL at the football field, canteen available, games begin at 5:30pm.

Friday Oct. 11 HARROWSMITH - THANKSGIVING PA ADVENTURE DAY (pre-register by Oct 7) 9:30-noon, St. Paul’s United Church, games, songs, crafts, snack; $2/child; Marni 3749929; Suzanne 386-7751 HARROWSMITH - YOUTH DANCE, Golden Links Hall, 7-9:30pm; for 9-15yrs; $6; Sharon 372-1274; Wayne 358-2533 SHARBOT LAKE - FIRST AID & CPR for ages 12 & up, Child Centre 8:30am-4:30pm; $40, register 613-279-2244 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151. SNOW ROAD - COFFEE TIME, Community Centre 10am-noon; potluck this week in sup-

wishes, Vicki, from all your Diner friends. The next Diners will be October 30. · Happy birthday to Sarah Armstrong, Dave Hopper, Cathy MacMunn, my great granddaughter Madi Lemke, great grandson Elija, Herb Steele, Sally Gibson, Marg Snow, Chloe Woodman, Earl Gemmill, Walter Gemmill. · Happy Anniversary to Doug and Cathy MacMunn. · Thanks to all my friends for the lovely early birthday surprise at Wheeler's Pancake House. I thought I was joining three people for lunch and there they all were. Patsy Steele came to visit; she stayed with Olive Allen and visited R.D. (Don) St. Pierre, Herb Steele and Edith Olmstead.

PLEVNA Katie Ohlke 613-479-2797 · North Frontenac Fire Department will be hosting two open house evenings: Tues. Oct. 8 at the Ompah fire hall and Thurs. Oct. 10 at the Clar-Mill fire hall; 6 to 8 pm. Come out and enjoy a BBQ while the department demonstrates how to prevent kitchen fires and use a fire extinguisher, and learn about solid fuel appliances and chimney fires. · Sat. Oct. 12 is Star Gazing night at the Pad, 5618 Road 506. See the heavens through powerful telescopes. All welcome.

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Fri & Sat October 11 & 12 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOD DRIVE at Mike Dean’s store, collecting food & cash donations for the food bank

Saturday October 12 FLINTON - TURKEY SUPPER, Township Rec. Centre, 4-7pm, $12; 6-12yrs $5; under 6 free; sponsor: Flinton Community Club. MABERLY - CONTRA DANCE, community hall, music by “Wolfe Island Revellers”, 7:30pm beginners’ lesson, 8pm dance; $10; under 14 free; no experience necessary MATAWATCHAN - THANKSGIVING MARKET, 9am-1pm STAR GAZING IN NORTH FRONTENAC sponsored by Township of North Frontenac, Star Gazing Pad; 5618 Road 506 – between Fernleigh and Plevna; 7pm; all welcome.

Sat – Mon October 12 - 14 PERTH STUDIO TOUR 10am-5pm daily, 22 artists at 7 studios. WESTPORT FALL COLOURS STUDIO TOUR, 10am-5pm daily; 35 artists at 9 studios; info 273-8347;

Sunday October 13 MCDONALDS CORNERS – JAMBOREE, Agricultural Hall, music begins 1pm, dinner @ 5pm, $14; info: 613-278-2427

Monday October 14 SNOW ROAD CRAFT GROUP, Community Centre, 7-9pm; all welcome.

Tuesday October 15 KENNEBEC DINERS, noon, Arden community hall, for those 50+, $10, reservations required: 613-279-3151 PLEVNA - CLAR-MILL COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS meet 7:30pm Clar-Mill Hall, all welcome to attend.

Wednesday October 16 BEDFORD DINERS, noon, community hall, for those 50+. $10, reservations 613-279-3151 KALADAR - LOLTA WORKSHOP on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for websites, 10am community center, register by October 11, sponsored by Land o’Lakes Tourist Assoc; members free, $20 non-members: jcuddy@

Thursday October 17 HARROWSMITH - MARKETING YOUR MESSAGE ON A BUDGET, Communication with customers to fit your budget; 9:30-11am, Frontenac CFDC office; registration required: 372-1414, SHARBOT LAKE - FUNDRAISING BINGO for United Way, Oso Hall, doors open 5;30pm, SHARBOT LAKE – CENTER STAGE CAFÉ musical entertainment at Legion; guest James Keith (fiddle), hosted by Center Stage House Band, 7-9:30pm; $4.

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Experience the look and feel of some unique green homes during the popular annual Ontario-wide Natural Homes self-guided Tour, Sun. Oct. 6, 10am4pm. A $10 passport or a donation provides admission to as many places as you can visit in the day. Locally three homes are participating: 1) The Straw Bale Home of Bruce Bailey, 1436 Old Brooke Rd, Maberly. 2) The LEED Gold Standard Home with Straw Bale Studio of Ross & Kathryn Elliott, 981 Concession Rd. 11, McDonalds Corners. 3) Straw Bale Timber Frame Home of Dawson Willsey and Kate Holland, 1204 McAndrews Rd West, Westport. Directions at www. or call 1-877-872-9225. Photo below: The Elliotts' straw bale studio.


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What’s Up in the Night Sky - October 2013 by Fred Barrett I love astronomy in the autumn! It gets dark early and the cool, clear air allows for spectacular views of the Milky Way. In my opinion, Fall is the best time of year for observing the structure and deep space objects (DSOs) in our galaxy. All you need is a blanket to lie on and a pair of binoculars to roam the skies. Comet ISON is coming! It will be high in the east near Mars just before dawn in the first few days of October. To find Mars grab your star charts and look up the constellation Leo. Mars will be close above and a little to the right of the star Regulus in Leo. There is an asterism in the top right quadrant of Leo that is called the ‘Sickle of Leo’ (and it looks just like an upright sickle!). Bright Regulus is at the base of the handle of the sickle. On the 14th and for several days after, ISON will be roughly 1 degree north of Regulus. In November it dives toward the Sun and may even be naked eye observable in mid-November. In early December, it will

hopefully become quite spectacular. I will give further directions for finding ISON in my November column. Watch in the east for the sliver of waning crescent Moon passing by Regulus on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October about an hour before sunrise. On the 29th, and for a second time this month, there is a nice grouping of Mars, Regulus and the waning crescent Moon a few hours before sunrise. Venus this month will be about 10 degrees above the southeast horizon soon after sunset. It is so bright that you may even be able to see it while the Sun is still above the horizon. Saturn is below and to the right of Venus for the first few days of the month. Jupiter rises after midnight in early October and about 2 hours earlier by the end of the month. There is a nice grouping of the bright star Antares, the Moon and Venus in the southwest on the 8th just after sunset. Venus and Antares are very close on the 16th. The full Moon is on the 18th and is known as the Hunter’s

Thanksgiving Food Drive in Sharbot Lake - submitted by the North Frontenac Food Bank n the Thanksgiving weekend, volunteers with the North Frontenac Food Bank will be working with Mike Dean’s Grocery Store and other local businesses for the first of what they hope will become an annual food drive. Even the local school children are getting involved. Students from various junior classes at the Granite Ridge School are creating autographed autumn leaves which, over the next 2 weeks, Mike Dean’s Grocery Store will be displaying with each cash donation of more than $3. All proceeds will go to the food bank. Food bank volunteers will also be at Mike Dean’s on Friday & Saturday, Oct 11 and 12 collecting cash, as well as your food donations. Food donations can also be dropped off any time at the Sharbot Lake Marina. With the start of school this past month, the food bank is facing one of its busiest times and the cupboards are looking bare. “We’re asking the community to help where it can” said the North Frontenac Food Bank’s new president, Kim Cucoch. Whether you donate food or make a cash donation, every little bit helps. And as you close up your cottage for the season, please keep the food bank in mind for any left over food products you might have. Helping the food bank is a great way to help your neigh-


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bours and your community. Also, if you make a cash donation the food bank, upon request, can provide you with a charitable donation slip for your taxes. There are also other ways to help. The food bank is in need of new volunteers. With the retirement of long-time president, Brenda Piat, the food bank is currently looking for a new coordinator who can work a few hours, one or two weeks per month, dealing with client intake and requests. The coordinator position requires discretion and confidentiality. The food bank is also looking for people willing to volunteer an hour or so on a Tuesday and Friday morning, once every month or two. As some of the volunteers are retired and go away for the winter, the food bank will be short of volunteers to hand out food boxes on those morning and to repack the boxes. “The work is not difficult and it really feels good to help out” said local volunteer Tracy Bamford. “As my Nanny Mary said, many hands make light work.” The North Frontenac Food Bank serves a wide region from north of Plevna to south of Parham, and east of Arden and

PAGE 11 Full Moon. If you’re out observing, don’t make sounds like a deer, or a moose for that matter! Starting on the 4th and for the next 2 weeks, watch for the Zodiacal light in the west after sunset. It is a pyramid shape and is the reflected glow of material in the plane of the Solar System. The 13th is set aside as Fall astronomy day and there may be amateurs out in your area making a special observing event that night. On the 21st, the Orionid meteor shower occurs. Although considered a minor shower, watch for a few extra meteors that night. It has ZHR of 25. The ZHR stands for Zenithal Hourly Rate. If the radiant (or point in a constellation where meteors seem to originate) was at the zenith, its number represents how many meteors a single observer could expect to see in an hour under a clear and moonless, dark sky. The radiant for the Orionids is in the constellation Orion. The larger the number, the more meteors there will be. The number of observable meteors decreases as the radiant gets closer to the horizon. Sunrise in early October is at 7:05 am and sunset is at 6:32 pm. At the end of the month, sunrise is at 7:26 am and the Sun sets at 5:56 pm. Here’s an early warning: Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends on Sunday, November 3rd at 2 pm. Set the clocks back 1 hour. You now have no excuse for showing up at the wrong time. “The Beginner’s Observing Guide” by Leo Enright is an invaluable companion for adventures in the sky. It contains star charts and is available at the Sharbot Lake Pharmacy. It can also be ordered from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at A subscription to our excellent Canadian astronomy magazine “SkyNews”, with its centerfold sky chart, can be arranged at the RASC website as well. Let me know how your observing has gone this month, especially anything unusual. I enjoy the feedback. If you have questions or suggestions you can email me at fred. . Clear Skies! Fred.

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La présence de l’agrile du frêne est confirmée dans l’est de l’Ontario et l’ouest du Québec. Cette zone réglementée englobe les comtés suivants : Frontenac (1), Leeds et Grenville (2), Ottawa (3), Prescott et Russell (4), Gatineau (5), Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais (6) et Papineau (7).

EAB regulated area in eastern Ontario and western Quebec

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EAB is a destructive insect that spreads to new areas when infested wood is moved.






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En vertu de la réglementation fédérale, toute personne sortant des produits du frêne ou du bois de chauffage de cette zone réglementée, sans la permission écrite de l’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments, est passible d’amende ou s’expose à des poursuites judiciaires.



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