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Veterans honored at Sharbot Lake Legion V
eterans and their families were honored at the annual Veterans’ Dinner at the Sharbot Lake Legion on November 2. The many veterans honored included Don Antoine and Norman Garneys, who both served in the Second World War; Al Hardyman and Lloyd Arnold, who served in the Korean War; Dave Whalen and Jeff Donelly, who served in Bosnia; and other veterans who served either in peace time and/or were available to be called for duty during war time service. Legion Vice President Jeff Donelly had the honor of emceeing the event and was joined at the head table by Legion President Dave Whalen and his wife Kathleen White, past president Patty Middleton, guest speaker Warrant Officer (WO) Joe Kiah and Legion Padre James Barnett. Sorely missed were Art Goodfellow and Ken Hollywood, both Second World War veterans who passed away this past year. WO Joe Kiah has had a long, varied and successful career in the Canadian Forces. He rose at a very young age to become a Master Corporal and in 1988/89 was awarded the Special Service Force Soldier of the Year award. He spoke following the roast beef dinner. Kiah, who was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant and to WO, completed a UN Tour of Cyprus and a tour in Bosnia and also participated in Opera-
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tion Persistence, the recovery of Swiss Air Flight 111. In 2002 he was posted to the RCR Battle School as an instructor and held positions both as a section commander and platoon WO. Currently Kiah serves as the WO at 8 Wing Trenton. He spoke of his long career and his dedication to the forces and to the soldiers he has both taught and lost. Most moving were his words about repatriating four Canadian solders and one reporter killed in Afghanistan. “One of the saddest points for me was attending the funeral of one of the soldiers I taught,” Kiah said, “and getting a big hug from his mother and a big hand shake from his father at the funeral because they knew we did what we could. That’s the way the forces work. We do what we can with what we have to the best of our ability.” Following the dinner Legion President Dave Whalen spoke to me about Art Goodfellow and Ken Hollywoo “When I looked out tonight and realized again that they were not here it always leaves a hole in my heart. Both those men were true heroes and my role models and they are both sorely missed.” Whalen said, before concluding “this night is not about glorifying war. Trust me, as a ex-soldier I hate war. This night is about honoring the men who went when their country called.”
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All vehicles to carry township markings by wilma Kenny urther to Councillor Stowe’s notice of motion, (which had been served at an in-camera Council meeting following the regular Sept 22 meeting,) Council discussed a motion to require all township vehicles to be clearly marked. The only township owned vehicle that is currently un-marked is the one driven by Fire Chief Rick Cheseborough. Councillor Naish said that in 2007, when the Fire Chief had requested an exception be made for his truck, the rationale had been that the Fire Chief sometimes needed to respect residents’ privacy when making calls related to sensitive issues. Mayor Davison agreed, from his personal experience as former Fire Chief, that this was a reasonable concern. A number of other municipalities that provide vehicles for their fire Chief’s follow the practice Nonetheless, the motion passed, with a recorded vote: Cam Naish, Alan McPhail, and Gary Davison were opposed. Last week Council received a request from Fire Chief Cheseborough for a new vehicle. He has clocked over 300,000 kilometres in just over 3 years in his current work vehicle. The request will be considered as part of the 2014 budget debate later this month.
Sydenham Water Works Treasurer Fragnito brought forward the issue of the unfunded municipal portion of the Sydenham Water Works upgrade: $488,336. (The balance of the upgrade had been funded by the Build Canada Fund.) Following last week’s Committee of the Whole discussion, Council agreed to use money from the Township’s Working Fund Reserve to pay down this debt. Meanwhile, the Township has been holding $300,950 from the Investing in Ontario fund, as a possible means of partially paying down the water debt. That amount will now be trans-
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Among the services that the United Way contributes to at NFCS is the family counselling service, which provides free counselling for families in North and Central Frontenac and parts of South Frontenac. The service is available for families undergoing a variety of stresses, including mental health, financial, bereavement and more. “They (NFCS) operate that program in a different way than an urban agency would. The people they service and the geography make it necessary for that service to come into the home a lot of the time. This is something they understand because they know the needs of their community. What we in turn require from them is ongoing monitoring of the service. They provide us with the kind of data we need to ensure the money we raise from the community is well spent. In that sense all of the partners we work with are the same, rural or urban,” said Varma. The United Way also provides ongoing support for the NFCS Youth program, which has been ramping up over the last few years. “There are so many opportunities for youth in the city, and so few in rural communities, and being able to encourage Northern Frontenac to have a program for youth is important to us,” said Bhavana Varma. The relationship between the United Way and NFCS is a two-way street. NFCS has joined the employee United Way fundraising campaign, and has organized public fundraising events as well to support the annual United Way campaign. A bingo is scheduled for the Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake tonight, November 7, and a spaghetti dinner is set for November 28 at the Maples Restaurant (see Northern Happenings for details). Southern Frontenac Community Services has been developing their relationship with the United Way in recent years, and received funding to help supplement their community support services for seniors’ programs that are also funded by the Ministry of Health. “There is an ever increasing demand for community supports in South Frontenac,” said David Townsend, the Chief Executive Officer of SFCS, “and the United Way has helped us respond to that demand. For 2014, Townsend said SFCS is “trying to be more specific in quantifying and qualifying where the need really is” when applying for United Way support. One program in particular, the Adult Day Program for the frail elderly, now has a total of 43 participants and SFCS only receives ministry funding for 32. “We are hoping the United Way can help us to bridge that gap, because using wait lists for programs for the frail elderly
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Asset management to put long-term plan in place for North Frontenac by Jeff Green
t has been several years since the Ontario government decided that they would like to see local municipalities put together long-term plans to ensure their own viability. Knowing that municipalities are not in a position to complete larger infrastructure projects without provincial support, the province decided to use the carrot and stick approach. In order to encourage long-term planning, the province announced that not only will municipalities who complete “asset management plans” be put to the front of the line for provincial infrastructure grants, but those that do not complete the plans will eventually be left out altogether. The province offered up money to help pay for those plans, and municipalities, sometimes begrudgingly, have been working away at the task of cataloguing all of their assets: roads, bridges, fire halls, community halls, offices and garages, etc. This involves assigning a dollar value to each piece of infrastructure, evaluating its state of repair and putting a cost to its short and long-term upkeep and a cost for its eventual replacement. North Frontenac began preparing the groundwork for asset management 10 years ago, as it was the kind of project that fit the mindset of former Mayor Ron Maguire, a retired federal bureaucrat, and although the current mayor, Bud Clayton, differs from Maguire in many ways, he is on the same page as far as long-term financial planning. Last week, several years of work was given form in a draft report that was presented to Council by Vicky Leakey of KPMG. Leakey was reluctant to leave the report with Council, al-
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though she did in the end, because some of the numbers are not final (she asked me to give her back my copy before she left, wanting to make sure the numbers are final before they are put to the public). But the general scope of the report is that North Frontenac needs to spend $13 million over the next 10 years in order to keep its existing infrastructure in good repair and improve those assets that are now, or will soon be needing major work. The township already budgets for capital projects each year, and Leakey said that given the amount already budgeted each year, “at the end of the day we are suggesting the deficit is about $1 million over ten years” The good news, according to Leakey, it that with an increase of $107,000 each year in the capital budget, the township should be able to accomplish the goals set out in the asset management report. The final plan will be presented to Council later in November. Vicky Leakey did point out, however, that there is a weakness in the report. Gravel roads are not included as assets. Currently all work on gravel roads is captured in the township’s operating budget as part of road maintenance. Asset management deals only with the separate capital budget. An evaluation of the capital needs for the township’s gravel roads,
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ferred to the 2014 Roads construction budget, thus lowering the amount to be drawn from the roads construction reserve.
Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program Support David Hahn brought a request to Council at the last COW meeting for a blanket resolution supporting FIT solar projects between 10 and 500 Kw anywhere within the Township. A project of this size would consist of photovoltaic cells covering a land area of approximately five acres. Projects with municipal support are the ones most likely to receive provincial approval. Present changes to the FIT rules (version 3.0) now require a minimum 20 metre setback between the project and any residential lot. In addition, visual screening in the form of berms, plantings and/or maintained plantings are required. FIT projects cannot be placed on classes 1,2 or 3 agricultural land. Beyond this, Council could not restrict placement of provincially-approved projects. Township endorsement would have to be renewed annually. Council endorsed the ‘Blanket Support Resolution that supports in principle solar power projects in South Frontenac pursuant to the FIT rules, version 3.0. BUSINESS CARD SIZE
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(which make up 45% of the roads) is needed, Leakey said. Over the next few months, the township will be working on an inventory of gravel roads, which includes looking at the state of the base for all the roads, and all the culverts and ditches as well. Once that work is done, it will be added to the asset management plan. The roads and bridges aspect of asset management is not likely to cause much controversy in North Frontenac, but when the long-term cost of maintaining township buildings and the viability of the current township office building are concerned, there is little consensus on council, or among the public. A proposal to receive the draft asset management plan, and then begin considering if a new township office is a viable project, was not well received by some on Council. “I think we should consider the way the current office is laid out. If you look at the space that is available and completely change the way the offices are laid out in the building, you’d find enough room,” said Councilor Wayne Good. “Before deciding if we can build something, let’s look at what we already have.” In the end only the motion to receive the draft asset management plan was approved.
Alton Road Name Change Alton Road will now be renamed Alton Road East and West, with the change-point being Boundary Road. Colebrook Road Safer For Pedestrians Councillor Robinson said he had received a number of favourable comments from Harrowsmith residents who were very pleased with the work the Roads Department had done on the Colebrook Road between the school and Road 38.
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Waste management – second thoughts
s reported in the article on the Oct. 21st council meeting, council took a cautious approach in response to a proposed letter to the Ministry of the Environment by resident Paul Isaacs concerning the increasing cost of environmental monitoring of township waste sites. However, at the beginning of this week's council meeting, Councilor Tony Fritsch said “We might have been too hasty with this. I think it is worthwhile for us to raise this with the ministry. The costs are high and the least we could ask for is an explanation about why all the monitoring needs to be done. I think we should set up a meeting with the ministry to talk about our waste monitoring costs. At the very least we should hear from them about it.” “It always seems that depending on
Letter "Mene mene teckel upharsin"
"Will the Conservatives now throw the Senate under the bus" Frontenac News 31/10/2013 is the type of journalism I have come to expect from this paper. I wonder where the comment and indignation was/is over the scams overseen by Chretien, and more recently McGuinty. How about commentary about the individual, a previous Deputy Minister of Education, in the mess called the McGuinty government, involved with child pornography. That individual is involved in the Wynne transitional government but unless I missed something, I have seen no mention of any scandals perpetrated by the Liberals and NDP. If a member of the Harper government has dirty nails, they are soundly condemned while billion dollar scams perpetrated by the political left are ignored. Ho hum. Funny how we see no comments on the public death threats of a black organization against Caucasian voters in the USA, nor a comment on the bigotry of affirmative action where minorities are favored over Caucasians in government hiring here in Canada. One would think that like the msm majority, your paper squints out of the left eye and speaks out of the corner of its left mouth. Some things never change. Conversation always gives vent to character and to this paper I will say, "Mene mene teckel upharsin". Keep up the slanted and inequitable reporting and commentaries. You do yourself, and the left you appear to favor, proud. Edward Kennedy
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1970 whom they send out to look atSINCE things, you get a different story,” said Deputy Reeve Bill Cox. “I suppose it would be worth talking to them about the costs, if only to get a clear explanation.” Council passed a motion instructing Clerk Jack Pauhl to request a meeting with the MoE.
Blanket support for solar
Ian Rowberry, representing Queen Street Solar, a co-operative venture that sells shares in solar generation projects to small and larger scale investors, came to council to talk about a project they are working on at a location just south of Kaladar and another potential project in Cloyne. These projects are covered under the new rules that were just announced on October 9. At 500 megawats, the projects are 50 times larger than the MicroFIT projects that have become common throughout the rural landscape on rooftops, backyards and fields. But they are themselves dwarfed by the huge solar farm projects that are also coming on stream. They can be accommo-
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eb. 11: Duffy meets with unidentified host (and possibly other participants) in Room 204 from 12:07 - 12:54 pm. Later that day and in a different room, Conservative Senate Leader Claude Carignan meets with Government House Leader Peter Van Loan and his parliamentary secretary, Scott Reid and Conservative caucus chair Guy Lauzon, as well as an unidentified PMO host, between 3-4:30 pm. Posted by Kady O’Malley, Oct. 28, 2013. So Scott, given that your February 11 meeting with a PMO representative coincided within three hours of a meeting about what to do with Mike Duffy, it seems possible that you may have been involved with the Senate-related controversy that soon enveloped the Conservative caucus. Yes? Or No? If yes, then what? Ken Fisher
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dated on a five - acre parcel of land. They also come with requirements for 20 metre setbacks from property lines and vegetative buffers so they should have little or no impact on neighbouring properties. The awarding of contracts for these projects is being done on a competitive basis, and points are awarded for support from local municipalities. What Ian Rowberry was asking for from Addington Highlands was a blanket motion declaring township support for rooftop and ground mount solar projects. “The resolution will not grant final approval for any specific project. The township will still have approval authority,” said Rowberry. “It is just a general statement of support on the township's part.” Reeve Hogg introduced a blanket motion, which will last for one year, and it was approved.
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After a few back and forth letters between the township and Mrs. Gardner, who lives on a piece of un-maintained township road, Council has decided to offer to cover 50% of the cost of gravel and grading on the road, up to a maximum cost of $2250.
All I want for Christmas is a brand new truck
After agreeing to purchase a truck for the work use of Public Works Manager Royce Rosenblath, Council has decided to purchase the truck from Bence Motors at a cost of $40,224. The Bence Motors bid was not the lowest, but the offers from seven retailers were all quite close, and Council decided to stick with a local business under the circumstances. The truck will likely be delivered within four weeks, just in time for Christmas
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believe that we need a better approach to dealing with the mentally ill, particularly when police have been alerted to their condition. Tasers, which all front line officers in Ontario can now carry, are not the ultimate answer to our problem of dealing with these situations . I support an alternate proposal to have an on-call mental health professional for situations where an acutely distressed individual is threatening harm to self or others, in an effort to prevent any escalation of the situation. When police alone are dispatched to a situation of a person in mental distress, the situation can escalate to shooting, as happened this last July 27 to Sammy Yatim in Toronto and on July 25 to Bob Srigley in Frontenac County (Bob was shot multiple times and died from his injuries on July 28, 2013). If either situation had employed a
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· As we approach Monday, November 11, Remembrance Day, we should all remember our freedom, liberty and democracy - rare in many parts of the world. WWII divided the world into repressed and non-repressed. Speak to the many thousands of immigrants who have made Canada their homes. Freedom, liberty and democracy are precious; we must never lose what we presently own. · On Thursday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m. the Land o’ Lakes Garden Club will host their last meeting for the year. This will be a potluck dinner at Pine View Free Methodist Church, Hwy 41, in Cloyne. · On Wed. November 20, an education session by the Alzheimer’s Society, on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, will take place at Pine Meadow Nursing Home in Northbrook at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Bob Fisher. All are welcome.
613-335-3186 email@example.com · On October 29, Ralph Steele passed away, at Village Green Nursing Home. Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and proud WW 2 vet, residents got their chance to say goodbye to Ralph at two very moving ceremonies; first at the Legion and then at the Arden United Church. The hamlet extends condolences to the Steele family. · The dart tournament held Nov. 2 was well attended, with the visitors from Kingston and Napanee taking home the titles. · On November 8, the Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Lasagne dinner, 5 to 7 pm, adults $12, kids 12 and under $6. · Remembrance Day Services will again be held at the Arden Cenotaph, beginning at approximately 10:45 am. A reception
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following the service will be hosted by the Arden Legion. · Villages Beautiful wants to remind everyone that the Festival of Trees is just around the corner. The event runs December 12, 13 and 14 and is the only fundraiser Villages Beautiful has. This group provides plants and labour to your community to make it attractive to the residents and their visitors. Consider an entry of a decorated tree, wreath or basket, or volunteer your services the weekend of the event. Volunteers for ticket selling or other hostess duties are never turned away. If you wish to participate please call Arden’s reps, Sarah Hale or Mardi Brown. · This year’s Arden Hunter’s Ball features the Pickled Chicken Band which play country, folk, blues and rock. They will perform from 6 to 8 pm. At 9pm, for three shows, will be Steve & Susanne Roberts' tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Tickets for the ball are on sale at the Arden Legion. There will be food, entertainment and draws all evening. · The Kennebec hall will be closed for the entire week for much needed repairs to the basement. All fitness programs, euchre, kids' fun night, Glee Club and the seniors' meeting will resume at regular times beginning Nov. 11. Unfortunately the annual hunters' dinner will not be rescheduled. · Diners for November will be Tuesday November 19. Lunch this month is Lasagne, green beans, Caesar salad & garlic bread with carrot cake for dessert. Please let me know if you would like to attend by calling 613-335-3186. · The next Recreation Committee meeting will be November 18, 7pm at the community centre. · Attention Legion members. Please take advantage of Early Bird renewal of $45. Dues will be $50 after November 30.
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· Our sincere condolences to Rosemary O'Connor and family on Barney's passing. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. · Music in the Hall is this Sunday, November 10, 1-3pm. · The Denbigh Rec. Committee's 2014 calendars are now out. They are available at the medical centre with Brenda, or call Alice at 613-333-9542. · The Annual Santa Clause Parade will be held in the village on Saturday, December 7, starting from Berndt's Garage at 6pm. Mark your calendars and watch for posters and info here as the date gets closer. · They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them From Laurence Binyon's poem "For the Fallen", written in September, 1914
613-372-0018 firstname.lastname@example.org · St. Paul's United Church will host a Craft and Bake Sale, November 9 from 9 am – 2 pm, with 20 vendors selling craft and gift items and a bake table for your early Christmas shopping. Fun prizes. Chili and dessert $5. The Sunday School children will also be selling crafts and gently used
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novemBER 7, 2013 items with proceeds going to the Christmas hamper project and Christmas for Kids. · The Grace Centre, Sydenham, will be hosting an Autumn Craft and Bake Sale, November 9, 9am – 2pm. Hot lunch $5, various vendors. · The Roberta Struthers Memorial Craft and Bake Sale will be November 9 at the Golden Links Hall from 9am – 2 pm. Free admission and lunch is available. For table rental call Brenda 372-2410. · There will be a Youth Dance, November 15, at the Golden Links Hall from 7 - 9:30 p.m. for ages 9-15. Cost is $6. Call Sharon 613-539-6676 or Wayne 613-358-2533. · The Harrowsmith S&A Club's Chinese Auction will be held November 16. Members $12; non-members $14. Advance tickets only. For info or tickets, call Pam 613-372-1578, Heather 613-372-2007 or Pat 613-372-2896. · Words to live by: Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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· North Frontenac firefighter Eric Korhonen is participating in Generation-Mo. Movember is a month-long global event in November where men grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer and its mental health challenges. One of the biggest obstacles men tackle is a reluctance to discuss the health issues that they face with their partner, family, mates or doctor. Movember was born from recognition that a fun and engaging initiative could help encourage men to become more actively involved in their own health. Firefighters, by nature of their career, face an increased risk of contracting prostrate or testicular cancer. Researchers found, for example, that firefighters are twice as likely to develop testicular cancer and have significantly higher rates of prostate cancer than non-firefighters. You can donate and help support Eric in his efforts at http://ca.movember.com/ mospace/8051577. · Happy belated birthday to Bernice Gunsinger, who celebrated on November 2nd! Wishing you many more happy and healthy years! · Deer season began this week, please use caution and wear hunter orange if you are out for a walk. · Plevna Joke of the Week: Darcelle "Why do male deer need braces?" Dave "Because they have buck teeth!"
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· The Annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea sponsored by St. Patrick’s and St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s League will be held at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, Railton on Sat. Nov. 9, from 10am to 2pm. The public is invited to come and buy from the decorations and gift table, bake table, preserves table, craft table, treasure chest and of course tea & sandwiches. Bring your children and grandchildren to do their Christmas shopping and “wrapping” while you enjoy the luncheon. · Nov. 9 is a busy day for craft sales - the Grace Centre is holding their Annual Craft Sale on Saturday from 9am-2pm.
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· Free Flu Clinics are still available throughout our community and in Kingston. The next one locally is at Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church on Tuesday Nov 19 from 4-8pm. · Don’t forget to pick up your Vision Soup Fundraiser ticket soon for this great event being held on Saturday November 23. I got my ticket the other day and they are selling FAST. · Please get your Poppy from any number of local volunteers canvassing in the village these days.The Legion will host a Remembrance Day gathering on Nov 11 at 10:30am at the Cenotaph in Sydenham. This will honor all those who have fought and died for our great country.
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· Ground was broken last week for the new ambulance base at Robertsville. · The Snow Road fireman have a new tanker. · Catherine Tysick hosted Wednesday Diners at the Maples as Vicki is under the weather. Missed you, and get well soon, Vicki, but Catherine did a great job – as usual - with jokes and quizzes. Olive Allen won the prize, a free dinner. Next Diners is November 27. It will be our Christmas one. · The Snow Road Snowmobile Club fed100 people breakfast last Saturday. Next breakfast is November 9. · There will be Bingo at Snow Road Snowmobile Club tonight, Thursday evening, Nov. 7, at 6:45 p.m. · On Fri. Nov. 8 the FLAGS will host their harvest dinner in support of the firefighters at the Snow Road Snowmobile Club from 5 – 7 pm; $12 for adults. They’re serving stew with tea biscuits and dessert. All you can eat, and everybody is welcome! · Get well wishes to Jessie Hamill. · Elaine and Bob Delisle went to Ottawa to celebrate Chloe’s 4th birthday. · Some November birthdays: Linda Russell, Phyllis Buchanan’s 65th, Ryan Deslisle, Sean Rogers, Joe Ducharme, Karen Woodman, Tracy Hannah, Ethel Clark, Stan Sergeant, Raymond Riddell. · Happy Anniversary to Dale & Mary Gemmill, and Walter & Marie – their 40th. · On Friday, November 1 a retirement dinner was held for Colonial St. Pierre at the Crossing Restaurant in Sharbot Lake. A lovely dinner was served and Colonial was given a beautiful clock with a plaque. Colonial served 20 years on the Snow Road Fire Department. Enjoy your retirement on the Gully Road, watching deer and being busier than ever. · Events at Snow Road Community Centre: Monday, Nov. 11 Craft Group, learn to crochet 7 - 9pm. Tuesdays, Nov. 12 & 19 Moms & Tots 10am – noon. Wednesday, Nov. 20 - Potluck 5:30pm, bring your favorite dish to share. Thursdays, Nov. 7 & 14 Line Dancing 7 - 8:30pm. Fridays, Nov. 8 & 15 Coffee Time 10am – noon. All are welcome to these events. · The Snow Road cards & games night at the community Centre last Friday attracted a good turnout & was lots of fun. Look for the next one! · Smile – Don’t go to bed mad – stay up and fight!
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613-335-4531 email: firstname.lastname@example.org · Our sympathy to Vera Steele and her family at the loss of her beloved husband, Ralph Steele. He certainly will be missed by family and friends. · Sympathies also to the family of Frank Guthro, beloved husband of Yvonne. Sympathy to the family of Sam McArthur. · Our deepest sympathy to Susie Bryden (Meeks), Archie’s sister, on the sudden loss of her son, Andrew, 50. · Happy November birthdays to Pam Larmon, Clyde Thompson, Becky Uens, Damon Knox, Dale Meeks, Melanie Gibbs, Rev Ruth Paul, Dawson Mallett, Dale Mallett, John Noonan,
Mary Burke, David Hay, Kristen St. Pierre. · Happy Anniversary to Lou and Phyllis Gollogby, Betty and Norman MacCrimmon. · Thinking of Dale Cooke, Val Beechey, Beverley Hayes, Verna Cowdy, Dorothy Knight, Doris Forbes, Dorothy Proctor, Elaine Flieler, Trudy Conner, Laurielle Chabeaux, Lorraine Deline. · The senior boys volleyball team from Sharbot Lake won their sets against a Kingston team. Congratulations! · The Bantam Hockey team 4-12 from the Frontenac Arena defeated Gananoque last weekend. · I sympathize with everyone who lost their power over the weekend due to the high winds. Thanks to our Hydro men in restoring our power. · Thanks to everyone who supported and contributed to the supper hosted by the United Church stewards in Mountain Grove on November 2. The meal was delicious. · On November 10 Rev Eric Barr will be doing the Remembrance Day service for the pastoral charge. Wear your poppy proudly to remember our fallen and brave soldiers. · Good luck to our hunters who all have been waiting eagerly for this special season to arrive.
Debbie Lingen 613-374-2091 email@example.com · Exciting things are always happening in Verona and here is a new event to help kick off the Christmas season. The Verona Community Association presents “ Christmas in the Village” on Sat. Nov. 30. This will be an all-day event of fun for the whole family, with Christmas games and crafts, Christmas music and entertainment, visits from Santa Claus, a delicious chili dinner, decorating of Christmas trees and a spectacular tree lighting ceremony. Eleven trees will be decorated by organizations, churches or families. These trees will be simultaneously lit up in the evening. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourites and prizes will be awarded. If you are interested in participating, log onto www.yourverona.com This is a free event courtesy of the Verona Community Association and generous sponsors. For full details go to page 6. · The Verona Girl Guides would like to express their appreciation to Verona Foodland, Martha’s Restaurant, Toppers Convenience and our community for supporting their recent cookie sales. The proceeds from your purchases go towards sending Girl Guides to camp. Thank you! · Hatha Yoga Classes are being held at The Bellrock Community Hall on Mondays from 4 to 5:15pm, from now to Dec 16, $15 a class, For more information contact Yoga To Go at 613-358-9642 firstname.lastname@example.org · Prince Charles Public School will mark Remembrance Day this Monday, November 11 at the cenotaph on Main Street with a ceremony, wreath laying, and a minute of silence. The ceremony will start at 10:45 am at the cenotaph in McMullen Park. A special open invitation is extended to all veterans and Verona residents to attend and help us remember. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held in the gym at Prince Charles P.S · Nicole's Gifts in Verona will be hosting the 3rd Annual Christmas for Kids Shopping Night on Friday, Nov. 15 from 5pm to 9pm. They will be offering food tasting, one-night-only specials and free draws, and 10% of the evening’s sales will be donated to the Verona Christmas for Kids Committee. · There will be a craft and bake sale on Sat. Nov 9 from 9-2 at St. Paul's United Church, Harrowsmith. St. Paul's Sunday school will also be selling handmade crafts, gently
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· The Festival of Trees is looking for entries for Trees, Gingerbread Creations, Gift Baskets, Wall Hangings and Wreaths. Entries are judged on creativity, expression of theme, aesthetic appeal and Christmas spirit and takes place prior to the festival opening on December 12. This year's theme is 'The Songs of Christmas'. For more information please contact Anne Howitt at 279-2706 or Linda West at 279-2576. · Sympathy to the family of the late Sam McArthur of Elbow Lake. · St. James Anglican Church presents Fiddlers & Friends in Concert on Nov. 17 at Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake. There will also be a bake table. · The Ivy Leaf Rebekah Lodge is holding a Soup 'n Sandwich lunch on Nov. 23, 11 am to 1 pm. Bake items will be available. · Also on Nov. 23 Parham United Church is having a Turkey Dinner from 5 - 7 p.m. in the CE Building. · Despite the dreary rainy weather for Halloween, many spooks were out and about. A lot of them enjoyed the Haunted House at the IOOF Hall, a place to get out of the rain for a few minutes. · It was great to read about Reta Thompson (Delma Cronk's daughter, formerly from Mountain Grove) being honoured at the Kingston Ice Wolves hockey game at the Invista Center recently. October was Breast Cancer Awareness month and Reta is a survivor. She is also known as "Aunt Reta" as she is the Ice Wolves' biggest fan and attends most of their games both at home and away. · The congregation at the Parham United Church were treated to some "Special Music" on Sunday. Chase Matson, Jordan Lowery and Collin Hamilton played some "Old Gospel Songs" to the delight of everyone. Stanley Stinchombe's music is always enjoyed every Sunday and if you haven't
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heard him play come out and enjoy his music some Sunday; you will be glad you did. Luncheon of soup, sandwiches and desserts were enjoyed afterward. · Anyone interested in Lia Sophia jewelry or Pampered Chef items give us a call as we are raising money for our Relay for Life Team Tee's Troop. With Christmas less than 7 weeks away these make great gifts for your special ones! · Due to circumstances beyond our control...Steele's Apiaries is "out" of honey. · Take in a Remembrance Day Service and wear your poppy proudly and thank a veteran or soldier. · Happy birthday to Rose MacPherson, Earlie Badour, Becci Uens, David Hole, Andrew Hole, Aimee Towers, Eric Dinelle, Debbie Moon, Tracey Riddell, Cory Thompson, Dale Meeks, Carrie Jones and Kim St. Pierre.
MABERLYBOLINGBROKE Karen Prytula 613-325-1354 firstname.lastname@example.org · Friday's wind storm wreaked havoc in the area, as many homes lost power for 27 hours or more. Kudos to Hydro One for not leaving everyone out of power for any longer than they did. · Has anyone taken a drive down Maple Lane recently? This little road runs off of County Rd. 36. There are no houses on this road, and there is a sign telling people it is a private lane. So how do busted lawn chairs, big truck tires (bigger than what goes on pick-ups) and other refuse get thrown out on the side of the road (not to mention what has been thrown inside the fence line on
one owner's property)? Let your friends and neighbours know that this lane is now being watched for trespassers. · A “Pampered Chef” fundraiser for the ABC Hall will be held at the hall on Nov. 9 from 1 to 4 pm. For more info call Pat Hough 613273-3781. If you are unable to attend you can order on-line at www.pamperedchef.biz/ jantheoret Enter ‘ABC Association’ as the organization name and the ABC Association will receive credit for your orders. · Nov. 16, 5 to 7 pm - Chili Cook Off! To enter your famous Chili, contact Nancy Barrett at 613-268-2960 or Ann Downs at 613-2735069. Cost to eat the Chili will be $7 per person with children under 12 at $5 and children under 5 years - free! Please join the Maberly Agricultural Society for a warm evening of great Chilli cooked by your neighbours. Donations for desserts and salads are more than welcome! Call Nancy or Ann if you have something to contribute. The event will take place at the Maberly Hall, with entertainment to be supplied by Trick Fiddler Jessica Wedden. You might remember her from the Maberly Fair. Come one, come all to this community event. · Also Nov. 16 is the monthly Community Potluck and Music Jam at the ABC Hall, 5 pm. Bring a dish and meet your neighbours while dancing, listening or playing music. Call Glenn for info 613-273-2571 · Second Wed. of each month at noon at the ABC Hall, Friends Forever Club #815 meet for a potluck lunch. Call Joyce 613-2734832. Note: If you were one of the Cloggers at the Maberly Fair, please contact Paula Clark, Vice-President of the Friends Forever Club at 613-284-0815. A Clogger made themselves known at the fair to the club and mentioned they might come to the ABC Hall to entertain the seniors but they don't have any contact information for the group. · Wishes for a speedy "Get Well" go out to
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SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION 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 the 5th day of December, 2013. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at 3:00 p.m. local time at the Municipal Office. Description of Lands:
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Mr. Earl of Maberly. · Good luck to all the hunters that are visiting the area this fall. Grouse is GOOD! · Remembrance Day: Let us remember and give thanks to: Arden Fournier, Ivan Wheaton, Bill Ritchie, Harry Moore, Win. Truelove, James Lackey, Harold Walker, and others whom I do not presently know. They are not forgotten. Expect this list to grow every year as new information comes available. Thank you to Linda and Lorne Fournier for bringing these men to our attention.
HENDERSON Jean Brown 613-336-2516 Georgina Wathen 613-336-9641 · We've been all shook up with news of many cottage break ins - so folks are asked to watch carefully for suspicious activities, and to let loved ones know to check their cottages for signs of entry. · Halloween brought many polite and wellbehaved ghosts and goblins out of the woodwork and to our doors. It was a fun time. · Comings and going this week included Terry and Sharon Mercer and many others. This week that two-week family vacation of hunting season begins. · Deepest sympathy to my former neighbour Vera Steele in the loss of her husband, Ralph, who will be remembered for his love of spouse, family, the church, Legion, and his fantastic gardening skills. I remember all the swell produce Ralph used to grow and of course Vera would cook and can it all up plus share with all of us. Ralph spent his final days at Village Green Nursing Home in Selby where I would visit with him when leading worship services there. He also had completed many jigsaw puzzles for Village Green and will be missed by all the staff and residents. · Remembrance Day is coming up soon and an opportunity to take part in the area services that honour all who gave their lives in the great wars and subsequent peace keeping missions. My uncle died in the Second World War and my Dad fought in it, making me a “baby boomer” and a product of the post-war years. · Your old “baby boomer” faced another milestone this past week with the wedding of my youngest nephew, whom I vividly recall as a young baby years ago. I don't know how the time has flown by so quickly; however, am over the top in happiness for this young couple and for all folks making commitments as they start out in life.
Part Lot 25, Concession 1, Oso, as in FR502671, Central Frontenac, and Part Lot 25, Concession 1, Oso, Part 2, Plan 13R7837, Central Frontenac (File No. 12986-199) Roll No. 10.39.080.020.00210 PINs: 36228-0072 (LT) and 36228-0127(LT) Minimum Tender Amount: $13,761.54 Part Lot 12, Concession 1, Hinchinbrooke, as in FR422842, S/T FR105396, HII6078, Central Frontenac (File No. 12986-201) Roll No. 10.39.040.010.02100 PIN: 36150-0077(LT) Minimum Tender Amount: $13,491.45 Part Lot 4-6, Block 4, Plan 45, Part 1, Plan 13R8941, S/T interest in FR476822, Central Frontenac, and Part King Street, Plan 45, Central Frontenac (File No. 12986-203) Roll No. 10.39.030.010.38900 PINs: 36167-0454(LT) and 36167-0455(R) Minimum Tender Amount: $16,744.96 Part Lot 15, Concession 9, Kennebec, Part 15, Plan 13R157, Central Frontenac (File No. 12986-204) Roll No.10.39.030.010.43915 PIN 36167-0078(LT) Minimum Tender Amount: $16,565.87 Island J in Sharbot Lake, Oso, Central Frontenac (File No. 12986-205) Roll No. 10.39.090.010.27900 PIN 36232-0278(LT) Minimum Tender Amount: $19,667.15 Part Lot 2, Concession 6, Olden, Part 1, Plan 13R8871, s/t Execution 95-0001094, if enforceable, Central Frontenac (File No. 12986-207) Roll No. 10.39.060.020.07100 PIN 36222-0049(LT) Minimum Tender Amount: $20,138.53
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. 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. The land does not include the mobile homes situate on the land, if applicable. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001, Chapter 25 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, the relevant land transfer tax and Harmonized Sales Tax, if applicable. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchasers. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender please visit www.ontariotaxsales.ca or contact: J. Michael McGovern Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of Central Frontenac 1084 Elizabeth Street, P.O. Box 89, Sharbot Lake, Ontario K0H 2P0 613-279-2935 ext 224 www.centralfrontenac.com
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by the Verona Community Association he Verona Community Association is introducing a brand new event for the Christmas season. “Christmas in the Village”, an all-day celebration, will be held on Sat. Nov. 30 at the Verona Lions Club. All activities, dinner and entertainment at this event will be free. “It will be a fun-filled day for the whole family,” says Joyce Casement, VCA director. “There will be crafts, games, train rides, food, musical entertainment and even Santa Claus will make appearances with the Missus. It will be a great start to the holiday season.” The day will start with a Christmas tree decorating event. Christmas trees will be provided by the VCA and set up in the Donna Clarke Pavilion on the Lions Club grounds. Groups, families and organizations will decorate their assigned trees. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourites. Prizes will be awarded. For full contest rules, log onto www.yourverona.com In the afternoon, the Lions Hall will become a centre for fun, entertainment and games. Children will have lots to do, both inside and outside the Lions Hall. The whole family will enjoy the Christmas atmosphere as children participate in creating holiday crafts and play holiday games while enjoying snacks and listening to holiday music. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will drop by and provide photo opportunities. As the children play, the adults can keep busy with card and board games. Outside, depending on the weather, the Verona Cattail Train will be running as well as mini- golf. After the fun and games, visitors can enjoy a delicious Chili dinner and hot dogs served at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m everyone will gather outside by the Pavilion for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. All the decorated trees will light up simultaneously. Crooked Wood will provide the entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. inside the hall playing a variety of dance and Christmas music. Outside there will be a colourful display of Christmas lights and decorated trees, piped Christmas music, and fire pits for roasting marshmallows. “This event replaces two long-standing VCA events,” says Debbie Lingen, VCA president. Debbie explains, “The annual Free Skate event, which was popular with the kids, was always held on the PA day in November; however, due to a new school schedule, there will not be a November PA day this year, forcing us to cancel that event. We also had to give up our annual Christmas Tree Lighting event in McMullen Park. The tree is too old now and can no longer support Christmas lights. The VCA felt it is important to create a new event to replace these two one we hope will become a new tradition.” Christmas In the Village will be held on Saturday, November 30, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Verona Lions Club. It will be a free event. For a complete schedule of the day’s events, log onto www.yourverona.com.
Three accidental shootings OPP reminds hunters about gun safety
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he Ontario Provincial Police, East Region, are reminding hunters that gun safety is a must. On Mon. Nov. 4, the OPP in East Region investigated three accidental shootings. The first occurred at 8:40am on Cleveland Road, Tudor and Cashel Township involving a 42-year-old male. The second occurred on Maple Road, Odessa involving a 55-year-old male. And the third occurred at 6:45pm on Weedmark Road, Montague involving a 59-year-old male. For hunting rules and regulations, visit mnr.gov.on.ca or www.ohep.net Only you can practice firearm safety. Doing so can save a life.
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The remaining seven guest rooms are located on the second floor. They are all simple, clean, bright rooms each with a twin bed, their own sink, and with adjoining washrooms between them that offer up shampoo, soaps, hair dryers and even an iron and board, for those needing a last final pressing. A large conference room on the second floor can easily accommodate 15-20 and it houses folding chairs and tables and a handy kitchenette. It connects to a second storey deck where guests can lounge. The center offers a high-speed wireless connection, and last but not least is the “quiet room”, a cozy second-storey hideaway for guests who want to get away from the crowd. This room is windowed on three sides and seemingly hangs amongst the tall pine trees that surround it. Scott and his team are transcooking for themselves. A large, forming the center's 2000 square screened-in porch equipped foot basement into a multi-purwith a barbeque invites outdoor pose room perfect for yoga recooking. treats and art or craft workshops. For those who prefer to have There are also plans for a whirlsome or all of their meals propool and sauna. Scott says he vided, Heese and his wife Naohopes to host a wide array of mi offer a diverse catered menu clients for events that may inwith dishes that include locally clude weddings, family reunions, sourced ingredients and much church groups, corporate retreats of their own home-grown vegand workshops, high school and gies and herbs. Equipped with university groups, couples and audio/visual equipment, the individuals just looking to get great room is perfect for busiaway from it all. nesses and or corporations, Sumac Centre is located on a groups or individuals wanting to hold conferences, seminars Victor Heese with his daughter Natsuki and Paul Scott in the private lane. It has ample parking and is open throughout the or workshops. Also on the main kitchen at the Sumac Centre year. For more information visit floor is the center's largest guest room, complete with an ofwww.sumaccentre.ca or call Paul Scott at 613-335-3417. fice area and an ensuite bathroom.
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Thanks to veterans from a Korean cab driver by Jule Koch ast year in our Remembrance Day issue we published an article by Rick Revelle, "A Poppy for Kent", paying tribute to Korean War veteran, Kent Killingbeck of Mississippi. Kent was severely injured while defending Hill 187 in Korea, and he lived courageously with pain for the rest of his life. Anyone who has visited Korea can understand the reference to Hill 187 - the Korean landscape is dotted with many hills, large and small. My daughter is presently living there and while visiting her last winter I would often gaze at the nearby hills and wonder if one of them was Hill 187. Recently she and an American friend took a cab in Seoul, but the cab driver, upon learning their nationalities, would not charge them, out of gratitude for what their countries had done for his country during the war. He Personnel of the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade pushing jeep and trailer, Korea, May said he never charges Canadians and 25, 1951. Photo: Library and Archives Canada PA-129117 Americans. Cab drivers in any country are not rich, and not charging Americans or Canadians must reduce this cab driver's income considerably. He almost certainly never met Kent belong to Operation Legacy, a group of members of The Killingbeck and does not know personally of Kent's years War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program dedicated of pain and suffering, which began on Hill 187. But he does to preserving Canada’s military heritage and teaching other know that the freedom and prosperity he and his country young people how to carry on the remembrance message. enjoy today were bought at a very high price, and he is doing This year, The War Amps is celebrating a major anniverwhat he can to show his gratitude. sary. Ninety-five years ago, First World War amputee veterWe sometimes speak blithely of freedom, but it is not an ans formed The Amputations Association of the Great War. abstract concept for South Koreans, who live daily in the The name was changed to The War Amputations of Canada shadow of the North Korean dictatorship, and with the threat when Second World War amputees joined their ranks. These of war still hanging over their heads. men later started the CHAMP Program to assist young amSo for this Remembrance Day I wanted to relay the un- putees like me. known cab driver's message from half a world away to our In addition to having had the privilege of learning about veterans and their families, that their sacrifices have not Canada’s military heritage from a young age, I also know been forgotten. what it is like to live without a limb – a strong bond that I
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orm Garneys is not one who craves the spotlight. In fact I only became aware of him after asking Sharbot Lake Legion President Dave Whalen if he knew of any older veterans who might want to talk to me about their experiences. Whalen mentioned Norm Garneys, who unfortunately due a spate of ill health did not attend the Legion's annual veterans' dinner. Norm was at first reluctant to meet me but I cajoled him into a phone interview and had a chance to meet him and his wife Thora in person when I visited their home to take Norm's picture for this article. Norm Garneys is 89 years old. He was born in 1924 in Montreal and signed up for the navy when he was just 18 years old. “I signed up because I felt that I should and I thought it would be the right thing to do.” The navy appealed to him the most and after training in both Montreal and Halifax he set sail for the North Atlantic. He worked both on the HMCS Transcona and the HMCS Chicoutimi as a radar operator. The ships would travel the ocean in convoys, comprised of anywhere from 15 to 50 cargo ships loaded with ammunition and other cargo. The ships that Garneys worked on were the ones that led the convoys and swept the ocean for enemy mines. Though Garneys said that his crew did not often come across many enemy mines, they did often, either through radar or an anti-submarine detection system, chase the echoes of enemy submarines. “We'd go after them and either try to chase them away or sink them,” Garneys said. His position was on the depth charger rail and his job involved hauling the close to 200 lb. explosives from the ship's haul and setting them up on deck, on the ship's rails and detonating them. Asked if the explosives ever hit their mark Garneys said he did not think so. “I think if they had, we would have seen oil or other debris floating on the surface of the water.” Garneys said the job was challenging since mounting the explosives on the rails in the freezing cold and stormy seas of the North Atlantic could be a more than difficult task. Also, firing them off would leave him unable to hear a thing for 15 or 20 minutes afterward. Clearing the ship's rails, stanchions and stairs of ice was another challenging
duty. Once during some bad weather he had a fall on deck and injured his spine, an accident that he never reported. It was an injury that would flare up again soon after he was discharged and it led him to spend five months at the veterans' hospital in Montreal. Norm said that he made many good friends while at sea though he says that has he lost contact with many of them over the years. “The navy was the best service to be in and I enjoyed my time spent on the ship and being out at sea.” Garneys served as an able seaman from August 6, 1942 until July of 1944. At that time he was discharged on compassionate grounds after his father had a stroke and he had to return home to support his mother, who was an epileptic and his two sisters. It was then that he went to work at the Montreal Locomotive Works as a foreman in their chrome plating and radiator departments, a job he worked at for 27 years until he retired in 1978. In that time he met his wife Thora, with whom he had two children, a daughter and son. Norm and Thora are now the proud grandparents of three and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary just in October. The couple settled in Sharbot Lake in 1983 after numerous visits to a friend's fishing lodge on Crow Lake. In their house they are surrounded by photos of their children, grandchildren and other relations and on the walls are some of the paintings that Thora painted before losing her eye sight. Now they enjoy each other's company at home and gracefully deal with the ongoing challenges that ageing brings. Regarding his time spent in the navy Norm tells me that he “Thanks the Lord that I am still alive and that I came through it all without much injury. I am very grateful for that. I was one of the lucky ones.”
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What Remembrance Day means to a military family there were times when they would be standing between Greeks and Cypriots who were often armed. “They would have been happy to kill each other but neither side wanted to face the consequences of shooting a UN peacekeeper, so we told them they had to put their weapons down. At first it was pretty scary but after a while you realised that there was nothing to do; if you were going to get shot you were going to get shot, but you had a job to do, and in my case I had an example to set for seven others,” he said. Deb Lovegrove spent 31 years in the military, only retiring a few years ago, although she made a few attempts earlier on but was always drawn back in. For the last 12 years of her service she was a mechanic, and before that she worked as a supply technician and a flight attendant. She was a Master
eb and Doug Lovegrove are well known around Verona, and contribute time and energy to community causes. They are also a military couple and they each come from a military family. Remembrance Day is important to both of them. “It’s nice to have people respect the fact that you fought for your country; even those of us who served during peace time were ready to do whatever was asked of us and it’s nice to have that acknowledged,” said Doug. He also has a particular interest in this year’s Remembrance Day. “I always think of my father on Remembrance Day and this year more so because it is the Year of the Korean Vet and he served in Korea.” Doug’s father was a weapons technician, so he served in the front lines in Korea, and was taken prisoner for a short time just before the “police action”, as it was designated, ended. “He never said much about Korea; none of them did, but he also never ate rice after he came back,” Doug said. For Deb, whose father also served in the military, as did two of her brothers, Remembrance Day has always been a part of her life. “We automatically did Remembrance Day,” Deb said, “and I’m glad people are starting to pay more attention and looking at all the vets, not just those from WW2 as they did in the past.” In Verona, Remembrance Day events are being organized by Kevin Wenkoff, a teacher at Prince Charles Public School, and the ceremony is geared to the children. Deb Lovegrove will deliver an address this year and Doug will be placing one of the wreaths. The Lovegroves met when they were both stationed in Borden, Ontario, in 1978. They managed to be stationed together most of the time after that, except when one of them went off on a tour of duty. Doug Lovegrove was a radio technician throughout his military career, which ended in 1991 after 25 years. He initially signed up in Montreal, trained in Kingston and Petawawa, returned to Montreal and was then posted in Germany with NATO. After that he went back to Petawawa and was subsequently transferred to Borden. He served as a UN Peacekeeper in the Golan Heights and later in Cyprus. He was stationed in Calgary when he retired. His most dangerous posting was in Cyprus, he recalls. As a sergeant he had seven soldiers under his command and
reparations are under way for this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony at North Addington Education Centre. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 11, and (as always) members of the community are welcome to attend. Community members are encouraged to arrive by 10:15 to ensure a prompt start to the event. The Remembrance Day ceremony has been a popular assembly with students, staff and community members for many years, since NAEC is a focal point of the community. NAEC’s Cadets are regular participants, along with their leader, Captain Tim Trickey. Local Royal Canadian Legion members are always honoured guests who represent veterans. Also in attendance this year will be some soldiers from C.F.B. Petawawa – always a popular visit among NAEC students. A moving part of the ceremony is the placing of wreaths by elementary classes, Captain Trickey, and other visitors. Two minutes of silence are observed at 11:00 – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – and NAEC students observe the silence in a show of respect that includes the Kindergarten classes. Principal Angela Salmond notes, “I am always filled with pride by the response of our students to this very solemn
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Seaman with the Navy when she retired. She started her career in Toronto, was posted in Egypt with the UN, and then transferred to a radar base in Northern Manitoba. She later served in Moncton, Borden, and Kingston and then Calgary. While stationed in Calgary she served a tour in Namibia with the UN. She was stationed in Trenton when she retired for the first time, then served with the reserves in Victoria and Montreal. While Deb kept on with the military, Doug stayed home in Verona with the couple’s three children. “Deb got to continue her career and I had a chance to be with the kids,” he said. “The important point about Remembrance Day is that it is a day for all veterans - the older vets and us newer guys and those who are younger than us,” said Deb Lovegrove.
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Are you an experienced musician? A trio of flute players are looking for you! T Anne's home near Sharbot Lake on November 1. The three are hoping to attract other experienced musicians including string, woodwind, brass, keyboard players and percussionists. “The shape of the ensemble will largely depend on who turns up, instrumentation and what kind of music we can scare up, and also on the players' personal musical interests. We hope to play everything from baroque to jazz," Debbie said. The ultimate goal of the group is to perform at local concerts, public events and private functions that could include weddings, wakes, anniversaries, reunions, fundraisers and other social events. The three women play exceptionally well together and it is no wonder, since all three at various times studied under Donelda Gartshore, principal flute player with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and music professor at Queen's University. Together they form the group Toute Ensemble, which was originally started by Anne and Debbie six years ago and Melanie has now joined them. Each also plays independently in various musical groups in and around the area. Melanie plays in the Mississippi Windsong. Anne and Debbie share the position of second flute at Orchestra Kingston, and they also play - Debbie formerly and Anne currently - in the Kingston Ceili Band. Anne also plays in the flute/guitar duo known as CACCIA. Anne and Melanie have performed together over the years, in the North Frontenac Little Theatre's production of "Annie" in 2012 and at the Festival of Trees in 2011. However, it wasn't until just six weeks ago that the three decided to join forces and are now rehearsing in the hopes of attracting other players to join them. They hope to rehearse regularly with the new ensemble in the
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he only sound better than that of one fine flute player is the sound of more than one fine flute player playing together. Anne Archer, Melanie Fyfe and Debbie Twiddy are three very fine flutists and recently I had a chance to hear a selection of pieces they have been practicing, songs that included "Swan Lake" and an old Hungarian folk tune known as a Czardas, as well as the Pastoral Symphony from Handel's Messiah. The three are hoping to attract other like-minded musicians in the area with the hopes of forming a local chamber ensemble. “There is so much talent in the area and we thought, why not try to get group of players together to form an ensemble? ”Anne said when I met the three musicians at
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by Jeff Green hen Gail Jefferies decided to start up a new homebased business out of her home on 14 Island Lake in South Frontenac, her first thought was to offer the same service that she ran successfully when she lived in Oakville. There, she ran a service that was devoted to helping seniors move out of their family homes into smaller homes, condominiums, apartments, or supported living facilities. “We did everything, from eliminating excess stuff, hiring movers, etc.” Gail said of her previous work. Jefferies has also had her own experience of downsizing. In 2010, she and her husband sold the house in Oakville where they raised their three children and moved to a smaller home on 14 Island Lake. They also sold a family cottage. Now that they are fully settled in South Frontenac, Gail is ready to start this business up. “When I was preparing to start up my business I did my due diligence and had a look at what seniors want in this region, and what I found was people want to stay in their own homes. They don't want to move, but they do need to make changes to their homes” she said. Based on that insight, Gail Jefferies is starting up a business called Organize and Downsize, which is designed to help seniors and others remove unnecessary clutter. Her services include making arrangements for sale, donation, and if necessary, removal to landfill, of some of the excess stuff that ends up in people's homes after many years. “Not only do people find themselves inundated with stuff, they also might find they need to make it easier to get around their homes, or they might need some equipment. My main goal is to make life more simple for people so they can remain happy, and safe, wherever they choose to live,” she said. “I am available to do all the things I did before,” she said, “which included helping people pack, arranging for auctioneers, and helping with decisions and details, but that may or may not involve leaving the family home.” Gail Jefferies offers free consultation and can be reached at 613-374-2189 or email@example.com (See also the ad on page 2)
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By Brian Robertson n an awards ceremony slated for November the 16 (which some are dubbing the “It’s about time” awards), the North Frontenac Little Theatre will be honouring six of its own with Lifetime Recognition. Randomly chosen from over two dozen qualifying members, who include such talented stalwarts as Pam Giroux and family, Nina Jenkins, Claire Graves, Pam Woods and Craig Godfrey, to name a few, this year’s recipients have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the on-going success of the Little Theatre over an extended period of time. Because of the high number of members eligible for the award, the plan is for the Recognition Evening to be repeated throughout the course of the next several years, honouring five or six members each year. It is the hope of the organizers that the NFLT Lifetime Recognition Award’s Evening will deepen a sense of pride in the membership and encourage a new generation to continue to provide quality entertainment to our rural area. The North Frontenac Little Theatre, in cooperation with
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SOCIAL NOTES OBITUARY REEVES Marjorie Bernice (Mallett) 1936-2013 Passed away peacefully on November 1, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones at Country View Care Seniors Home. Survived by her children Betty Kehoe (Al) and Kevin Mallett (Tara) and will be greatly missed by her grand children Vicky (Jesse), Shawn (Shannon), Brittany, Nathan, Caleb and Katrina, and great grandchild Tavish Pollok. Will also be missed by brother Gerald Burke (Dorothy Burke), sister Mary Sproule (Valerie Sproule) and daughter-in-law Bonnie Mallett. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husbands Ross Mallett and Robert Reeves, son Leonard Mallett, sister Mildred Mallett and parents Wilfred and Mabel Burke. Arrangements in care of Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Following cremation a graveside service will be held at Green Bay Cemetery on Saturday November 9, at 2pm Donations to Country View Care Seniors Home in memory of Marjorie would be greatly appreciated by our family. Online condolences at goodfellowsfuneralhome.com.
Steele, Ralph Gordon (Veteran WWII, Retired CP Rail, 37 Years) Peacefully, at the Village Green Nursing Home in Selby on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Ralph Gordon Steele of Arden at age 88. Beloved husband of Vera Steele (née Hartwick). Dear father of Joyce Matthews (Garry) of Ottawa; Bob of Iqaluit; Rick (Elaine) and Brian (Linda) of Perth; Terry of Kingston; and Tammy Steele (Kevin Belmont) of Amherstview. Lovingly remembered by 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Brother of Reta Buker (late Gerald) of Napanee; John (Regina) of Kingston; June Hughes (Tom) of Arden; Clare (Margie) of Napanee, and predeceased by his sister Winnifred Weese (Robert) his brothers Boyce (Glenys) and Donald (Pete) Steele (Jean of Tweed) and by his parents Harold and Kathleen Steele. The family received friends at the Arden United Church on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was in the church on Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Arden Cemetery. Memorial donations made to the Arden United Church or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 334 Arden would be appreciated. Legion Service Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. In the care of Hannah Funeral Home in Tamworth (613-379-2997) Online condolences at www.hannahfuneralhome.com FUNERAL SERVICES
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submitted by Southern Frontenac Community Services s Christmas approaches with the laughter and music of the season, there are those who find it a very difficult time. Those who are grieving the death of a loved one, a broken marriage, the loss of meaningful work, or are facing a critical illness often wish for the holiday season to simply be over. With this in mind, “Light in the Darkness”, a candle lighting service to recognize those whom we remember and those difficult times in our lives, will be held on Sunday, November 24, 7 p.m. in the Grace Centre, Sydenham. Music, short readings and candle-lighting will be part of the program. Refreshments will follow the service. Everyone welcome. If you would like more information about the evening or other Bereavement Support services, contact Mary at 613-376-6477.
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his year the annual Lake Links Workshop, titled "The Lake Landscape - From Political to Practical", was held at the Civitan Hall in Perth on October 19. It focused on the importance of local lake associations developing strategies for community engagement in order to continue to “protect, celebrate and improve the Terry Rees health of area lakes”. Emcee Lynn Weston introduced the day's first speaker, executive director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Association (FOCA), Terry Rees, as “our fearless leader in all things lake related”. Rees' talk was titled “The New Landscape in Ontario Lake Country” and it encompassed recent regulatory changes and the roles of government regarding lake funding and policies while stressing the need for lake and cottage associations to lead the way in protecting the health of local lakes. “It's not about the government doing stuff for us,” Rees said, “it's about the role of government but, more importantly, how we can serve ourselves. He cited the importance not only of having local champions to speak out on the issues but also for individuals and associations to be able to participate in the formal process. “It's very important that every lake association be well organized and ready to respond to issues in their own local community, and to build a sense of community as well as a regional presence. Changes can be painful and slow but it's really up to us to make them happen.” Rees highlighted a recent survey done by FOCA that surveyed 300 of the over 500 Ontario lake associations as to how they felt their lakes were doing. He reported that roughly one quarter of those surveyed thought their lake was under developed; and 55% felt their lakes were over developed and reported excess noise, lights and boat traffic. Of those who were asked if they felt their lake cares were being adequately looked after by the prevailing laws in place, Rees reported 49% thought they were well looked after; 20% did not know; and the rest felt a sense of discomfort and angst. Rees showed a video about Sylvan Lake, a small lake located in Alberta. In the clip, Dr. David Schindler, a world renowned and internationally celebrated scientist and professor of ecology at the University of Alberta, spoke about plans to further develop Lake Sylvan.
He stated, “We have 50 years of science to know what not to do and it's damn time that developers and city councils learn to use it and not turn every lake in the country into a cesspool.” Rees said that that same situation could be the case anywhere in Ontario. “No one knows area lakes better than those who reside there; no regulators, and no government rules will change that.” However, Rees also said that the government does have a role to play. “We have a federal system of government and we rely on various government departments to take care of the commons.... to set the underpinnings, the policies, and the framework so that we can reasonably expect that our communities will look the way we think they should down the road.” Rees also spoke of the “several affronts to our democratic process in the last couple of years that we should all be very offended by.” He spoke of the environmental Bill of Rights, which was overridden by the 2012 federal omnibus budget bill and how, in that case, environmental laws can be “changed with no oversight ... all in the name of economic development”. He touched on the 100-year-old fisheries act. “They (the feds) retracted it and gave away its authority. That fact should be disturbing to all of us and we need to hold this government to account.” He spoke about $70 million in cuts to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the end of the stewardship programs, which he said are “short sighted and not about the budget and that makes a dramatic difference in the development of rural Ontario.” Rees ended his talk by posing two questions. “What can you do?” His answer is to "get to know your local councilors and make sure they know what your opinions and what the issues are”. Lastly he asked, “Who's really in charge?" His answer- “It's all of us. Vote for the people you like and make sure you hold them to account.” Following Rees' talk a panel discussion took place with representatives from four local lake/cottage and community associations speaking about how they go about engaging the community, acquiring and sustaining membership, and building community locally. In the afternoon portion of the workshop, Angus McAllister, president of Fathom6 Research, spoke further about how best to engage local lake communities into action.
Miracles do happen Y es, miracles do happen and they’re happening at the Bellrock Schoolhouse Theatre at the end of this month. The theatre is presenting “Miracle on 34th Street – The Musical”, the perennial story of the little girl who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus. Susan is told by her mother that things like Santa Claus are merely myths and, to the mother, that includes men and marriage. How wrong can she be? It turns out that her next door neighbour is a handsome guy and potential love interest, and the one likely to change her mind, with the help of Santa Claus himself. Susan is played by Astrid Tanton, her mother by Connie Shibley (with the lovely voice), the handsome neighbour by Michael Andrew, and Kris Kringle (a.k.a. Santa Claus) by Paddy O’Connor. Other perform-
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ers include Dick Miller, Beth Freeland, Ralph McInnes, Fred Barrett, Jeannette Pixley, Joelle Parr, Nancy Hilder, and a throng of wonderful adults and children to round out the cast of 18. The director is Doug MacIntyre and the very capable musical director is Kate van Allen. Songs include Pine Cones and Holly Berries and It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas. Not only that but there will be several surprise guest appearances to add to this very enjoyable family story. Do join us to see who they are. The show will be performed at the Bellrock Hall on Leveque Road, Bellrock. Tickets are available at Verona Hardware, Asselstine Hardware, Local Family Farms and Verona Drug Mart. Evening show times are at 7 p.m. on November 22, 23, 29, 30 and a matinee at 2 p.m. on December 1.
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took me three years to save up to put the siding on this house,” he said. Woodcock said he was also surprised by the serious nature of the vandalism, especially the fact that the shooting was done from a moving vehicle. He also said that the consequences could have been much more serious. Woodcock is a father and the grandfather of a 14-month-old girl, whom he often baby sits at his home. Woodcock's daughter, who was present at our interview mentioned that it could have been a window that was shot out. Luckily Woodcock was alone at the time but said, “The window is right in front of the chesterfield which is where my granddaughter and I usually sit when she is here.” Woodcock said that he wished that people would “smarten up, think twice and have more respect for other people and their property.” Anyone with any information about the Halloween shooting in Arden can contact OPP Constable Lori Lobinowich at 613-279-2195 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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and has been principal clarinetist with "Symphonium" and "The Rideau Lakes Chamber Orchestra". Val Leavitt has a full-time piano teaching studio in Perth, as well as being a very busy accompanist. She presently is working as musical assistant at St. James Anglican Church in Perth. This concert is the second in this fall's popular Blue Jeans Classical Series held at the MERA Schoolhouse. Tickets are $25 and are available at ticketsplease.ca or 613485-6434. Teenagers are admitted free.
apriccio, a newly formed trio of musicians from Almonte, Perth and Ottawa, will present a concert on Sunday, November 10 at 2 p.m. at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonalds Corners. Although this is their first performance as a trio, they bring over 50 years of musical experience to their playing. The group will display their shared passion in a wide range of selections, with Beethoven Trio Op. 11 and Louise Farrenc's Trio in E flat Major being their two main works. Rick Tersteeg was a member of the PEI Symphony from its inception in 1969 until 2008, as principal and associate principal cello, and has recorded 16 albums as a studio musician. Tony Stuart was a professional musician with the Canadian Armed Forces,
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Donations to offset the cost of publication would be appreciated. Friday November 8 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE SERVICE, Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston 10:30am, public is cordially invited to attend; parking avail. at cemetery office; buses to site. DENBIGH - TURKEY SUPPER, community hall, 4:30-6:30pm, $12, children $6, sponsored by St. Luke’s United Church GUATEMALA STOVE PROJECT fundraising dance w/ Beatlejuice, 7pm, Perth Civitan Club, tickets $20 advance, $22 at door; students $15; 613-267-5202 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ center, appointment: 613-279-3151 SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7 pm, ham & mashed potatoes SNOW ROAD - COFFEE TIME, community center 10am-noon SNOW ROAD - HARVEST DINNER, 5–7pm, $12, at the snowmobile club, hosted by FLAGS in support of the firefighters SYDENHAM - ART EXHIBIT & ARTISTS’ TALKS, the public is invited reception, group, and to hear the artists speak about their work on from 4-5:30pm
center 7pm-9pm learn to crochet, all welcome SYDENHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE monthly meeting at Library 7-9pm, new members welcome.
Tuesday November 12 NORTHERN 5 DINERS, noon Ompah hall, For those 50+, $10, reservations requ’d 613279-3151 SYDENHAM – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Grace Centre 1-4pm. For appointment call Bob: 613376-6477; 1-800-763-9610 VERONA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, medical centre 9am-noon. For appointment call Bob: 613-376-6477
Wednesday November 13 HARROWSMITH - EXCEL SPREADSHEETS WORKSHOP 6:30-8pm, Frontenac CFDC office; registration required: 372-1414, info@ frontenaccfdc.com OMPAH - COMMUNITY POTLUCK & BIRTHDAY BASH, 5:30pm, all welcome.
Thursday November 14 LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUB, 7pm, Pine View Free Methodist Church, Cloyne; on Christmas decorating using backyard stuff. SHARBOT LAKE - COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FAIR, Granite Ridge Education Centre (secondary site), 11am-12 noon, organizations can set up a booth in cafeteria; students can register for Community Volunteer Hours; please call Liz Steele-Drew if interested; 613279-2131 ext 119 SNOW ROAD - LINE DANCING, community centre 7-8.30pm, all welcome
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Saturday November 9 FLINTON - CHURCH BAZAAR & BAKE SALE, 9am-3pm, township centre, bake table, crafts, books, sponsor: St. Paul’s Anglican Church HARROWSMITH - ROBERTA STRUTHERS MEMORIAL CRAFT & BAKE SALE, Golden Links Hall 9am-2pm; free admission, lunch avail. Table rentals: Brenda 372-2410 HARROWSMITH - CRAFT & BAKE SALE, St. Paul’s United Church, 9am-2pm; Christmas crafts, gifts, lunch avail.; also Sunday school handmade craft sale, proceeds to Christmas Hampers & Christmas for Kids. MATAWATCHAN - HUNTER’S SUPPER, St. Andrew’s United Church, 5-7pm; roast beef dinner, $12; 6-12yrs $6; 5 & under free RAILTON - CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & TEA St. Patrick’s Church, 10am-2pm; sponsored by St. Patrick’s and St. Mary’s CWL SYDENHAM - CRAFT & BAKE SALE, Grace Centre 9am-2pm, hot lunch $5, sponsored by Women’s Institute.
Sunday November 10 DENBIGH - MUSIC IN THE HALL, 1pm, all welcome FLINTON - REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE, 10:45am at the Cenotaph MCDONALDS CORNERS – JAMBOREE, Agricultural Hall, music begins 1pm, dinner @ 5pm, $14; info: 613-278-2427 MCDONALDS CORNERS - “CAPRICCIO” in concert, MERA Schoolhouse 2pm, Blue Jeans Classical Series, $25, ticketsplease.ca or 613-485-6434; teenagers free
Monday November 11 REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES see pages 8-10for listings of services SNOW ROAD CRAFT GROUP, community
HARROWSMITH YOUTH DANCE, Golden Links Hall 7-9:30, for ages 9-15; $6; Sharon 539-6676 or Wayne 358-2533 NORTHBROOK - NEW OLD TYME FIDDLERS, 7:30pm, Lions Hall, $6 non-members, $5 members, entertainers $2, lunch, prizes. All welcome
Saturday November 16 ARDEN LEGION DEER HUNTERS’ BALL, music by “Pickled Chicken” 6-8pm; 9pm Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash (played by Steve & Suzanne Roberts) BOLINGBROKE - COMMUNITY POTLUCK & MUSIC JAM, ABC Hall, potluck 5 pm; info: Glenn 613-273-2571 HARROWSMITH - CHINESE AUCTION, S&A Club, advance tickets only; members - $12; non-members - $14. Pam 372-1578, Heather 372-2007, Pat 372-2896 MABERLY - CHILI COOK OFF, 4-7pm, community hall; $7; under 12 $5; under 5 free; to enter chili call Nancy Barrett 613-268-2960; prizes; fundraiser for Agricultural Society. NORTH FRONTENAC LITTLE THEATRE Lifetime Recognition Awards, Oso Hall, Sharbot Lake 7pm, (semi)-formal; entertainment, refreshments, all welcome, freewill offering and/or donation to food bank. PLEVNA - JACK’S JAM, Clar-Mill hall, 2-9pm; potluck supper 5:30pm; musicians, singers, dancers welcome; sponsors: Clar-Mill Community Volunteers RIDEAU PASTORAL CHARGE bazaar & lunch. North Crosby Hall (off County Road #10, Westport), 10am-2pm; Soup & sandwich w/ dessert $10, children $5. SNOW ROAD - FINDRAISER BREAKFAST Snowmobile Club 8-11am, 1106 Gemmills Rd., all welcome.
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he Napanee OPP have once again teamed up with Corus Entertainment to ensure that children in Lennox and Addington County are kept warm this winter. The Clothes for Kids program run by Corus Entertainment supports over 2500 kids by providing new winter snowsuits to families in need. Applicants must be 13 years and under. Size 16 is the maximum size available. Applications are available at the Napanee, Loyalist and Kaladar OPP detachments and also at elementary schools in L & A County.
Please bring photo id and proof that you are the legal guardian of the child (health card, birth certificate). Please don't guess at your child’s size - be specific. (Cut-off date is November 6th). 546-1-KID (613-546-1543) is the number for the community to call rabout how to donate cash/ cheques or new snowsuits. This line will be open until Dec. 8. The OPP will gladly accept donations of new snowsuits at the Napanee, Odessa or Kaladar detachments.
Sunday November 17 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Rd, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel & more, $2, 613-374-2614 SHARBOT LAKE - FIDDLERS & FRIENDS concert, 2pm Oso hall; $10; children $5, under 5 free; info: Lois 375-6332; sponsor: St. James Anglican Church WILTON - CRIMSON RIVER GOSPEL SING 7pm, Standard Church, all welcome, freewill offering; info 613-386-3405
Monday November 18 PLEVNA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Clar-Mill Hall, appointment: 613-279-3151. UNITED WAY SPAGHETTI DINNER, Maples Restaurant, Sharbot Lake, $10, 5-7pm, sponsored by NFCS & the Maples VERONA CARD MAKING: create hand made cards, 1st & 3rd Mondays, Trinity United Hall 1pm; $6 for supplies, $2 for hall: info: 3722205.
Tuesday November 19 FRONTENAC CFDC WORKSHOP - “Tradeshow Marketing” 9:30-11am, North Frontenac Telephone Company, Sharbot Lake 6:30-8pm; registration required: 372-1414, info@ frontenaccfdc.com HARROWSMITH - CASH BINGO Golden Links Hall, early bird 7pm; Brenda 372-2410 HARROWSMITH - FLU SHOTS, 4-8pm Free Methodist Church, provided by Sydenham Medical Center for anyone over 6 months old; bring health card. 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 November 20 BEDFORD DINERS, noon, community hall, for those 50+. $10, reservations requ’d: 613279-3151 MOUNTAIN GROVE - CASH BINGO, Land O’ Lakes Public School; $10 for 12 games; doors open 6:30pm, canteen; sponsor - Parent Council. NORTHBROOK - ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA, education session by the Alzheimer’s Society, Pine Meadow Nursing Home, 2pm SNOW ROAD - COMMUNITY POTLUCK, 5:30pm, community center, all welcome WESTPORT - CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOP using discarded books, at library; pre-registration required; $10. 613-2733223.
Thursday November 21 SHARBOT LAKE – CENTER STAGE CAFÉ musical entertainment at Legion; guest Marc Giroux, hosted by Center Stage House Band, 7-9:30pm; $4.
Regular Happenings AA & AL-ANON 41 GROUP - Cloyne Hall. Wednesdays 8 pm. All welcome 336-9221. AA MEETINGS - SHARBOT LAKE, every Monday, 8:30 pm, United Church C.E. Bldg. AL-ANON: Hope & help for families of alcoholics, 12 weekly meetings in greater Kingston area. Please call 384-2134 for meeting information. We care. BABY TALK DROP-INS, Sharbot Lake, Child Centre, 2nd Wed, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Sydenham, 3rd Thursday, 9 – 11 am. Advice & information on infant & child care. 549-1154, 1-800-267-7875. BINGO ■ Flinton, Mondays, Rec Centre, doors open 6pm ■Kaladar: Community Cen-
tre, Tuesdays, 7pm, doors open 6:15 pm ■Northbrook: Thursdays, Lions Club, 7pm, doors open 6 pm, sponsor: Land O’Lakes Lions ■Parham: Fridays, IOOF Hall, early-bird: 6:45 pm, sponsor: Mayflower Lodge. CANCER PATIENTS requiring rides to treatments: call 613-384-2361 or 1-866-877-0309 COMMUNITY DROP-IN – Sharbot Lake Every Wednesday, 10am – 2pm, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. All welcome! 279-3151. FLINTON – ADULT COMMUNITY DROPIN, Tuesdays, Rec Centre, 9am-3pm, homecooked style noon meals, all welcome, info: LOLCS, Pam 336-8934 x 229 GOLDEN SUNSET CLUB meets 1st Monday of month, Northbrook Lions Hall, noon. Info: 336-2570. Join us for potluck LAND O’LAKES FOOD BANK needs food & cash donations and community involvement. Contact Land o’Lakes Community Services, 613-336-8934 LENNOX & ADDINGTON RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN/EARLY YEARS PLAYGROUPS & DROP-INS - Tamworth Playgroup: Mondays 9:30 am-noon, Sheffield Arena; Northbrook Drop-In: Wednesdays 10am-1pm, Lions Hall; Flinton Drop- In: Thursdays 10am-1pm, Township Hall; Info: 613-336-8934 ext. 257. MEALS ON WHEELS. Serving the North Lennox & Addington area, a hot nutritious meal will be delivered to your door every Thursday at noon, cost: $6; 336-8934 or 333-5216. MERA: McDonalds Corners Elphin Recreation & Arts at the Schoolhouse: Quilting, Fibrearts, Weaving & more www.meraschoolhouse.org NORTHBROOK – CRAFT & SOCIAL GROUP FOR WOMEN, Wednesdays, Land O’ Lakes Community Services, 9:30-11:30am. Free. Info: Jeannie, 613-336-8934 OMPAH - DROP-IN MORNING COFFEE CLUB, Community Centre, every Wednesday 9 – 11 am. All welcome ONTARIO EARLY YEARS PLAYGROUPS Mon - Harrowsmith & Sharbot Lake 9:30-11:30am; Tues - Snow Road, Verona & Perth Road 9:30-11:30am; Wed. Healthy Beginnings Prenatal/Baby Group 10-noon; ThursStorrington 9:30-11:30am PARHAM SENIORS meet every third Wed. at Free Methodist Church in Parham. Potluck, noon-2:30. All seniors welcome OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS. Do you obsess about weight? Go on eating binges or starve yourself? We are a self-help, non-profit group meeting in Kingston. Call us at 6342159 PARKINSON SOCIETY MEETINGS, first Tuesday of month, Ongwanada, 191 Portsmouth Ave. Kingston, info 613-379-2012. PLEVNA CRAFT LADIES – every Thursday, Clar-Mill Hall, 10-4, all welcome, call Lois 613479-2562 PLEVNA - FITNESS CLASS, Clar-Mill Hall, every Tuesday 6:30pm, $2; 613-479-2447 SMOKE-FREE FOR GOOD. Support group. Mondays 7 pm, KFL&A Health Unit, 221 Portsmouth, Kingston. 531-U WIN. SYDENHAM - FUN DARTS, every Tuesday, 7 pm, Royal Canadian Legion. Mixed teams, $2 per person. All welcome TAMWORTH LEGION – Shuffleboard Sundays 2 pm $2pp; Tuesday Night Darts - 8 pm $2pp; Thursday Night League Darts $2pp; Seniors’ bridge & euchre Fridays1:30pm VOLUNTEER DRIVERS WANTED by the Canadian Cancer Society, please call 613-3842361 or 1-866-877-0309.
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Outdoors in the Land O’ Lakes - Shaggy Manes I
PAGE 15 By Lorraine Julien Shaggy Mane may, very rarely, cause a reaction like any Inky Cap mushroom does with those who consume these mushrooms while drinking alcoholic beverages. Your ears and nose may turn red with light-headedness, a rapid heartbeat, sometimes nausea and a strange metallic taste in your mouth. As some of you may know, these are the same symptoms of Antabuse or Disulfiram, the drug sometimes given to alcoholics to make consumption of booze an unpleasant experience. In fact, Inky Caps (Coprinus Atramentarius) are used in the making of Antabuse. Fortunately for alcoholics and mushroom lovers, recovery is normally quick and complete. One other note of caution: Shaggy Manes often grow beside heavily travelled roads. You should think before picking these mushrooms as well-travelled roads are likely to have had all kinds of stuff (oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid to name a few) leaked onto the surface. When it rains, these pollutants get washed to the shoulders where it may sink into the soil and contaminate anything growing there. There’s also the possibility that the roadside may be sprayed with herbicides. If you still feel like eating these mushrooms, they will not poison you when eaten fresh. Once they begin to turn black, they are not very appetizing to look at. I will stick to morels, possibly fresh puffballs and the mushrooms I can buy in a store! Send your observations to Steve Blight at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lorraine Julien, naturewatching@ gmail.com
t seemed that everywhere I turned this fall, there were mushrooms all over the place. There were loads of interesting mushrooms of all shapes and sizes just under the damp leaves. On a walk through the woods recently, I discovered numerous mushrooms climbing up the sides of old stumps and fallen logs doing their part to recycle the rotting wood. One of the most common and easy to recognize wild mushrooms I’ve encountered is the “Shaggy Mane” (Coprinus Comatus), a member of the Inky Cap family of mushrooms (so named because they all age quickly into inky-like liquids). They are edible when eaten fresh – lots of people eat them though they have no appeal for me! Another name for these mushrooms is Lawyer’s Wig – I suppose this is from long ago times when lawyers wore long white wigs in court. Though Shaggy Manes are found mostly in hard, gravelly areas, particularly along roadsides in very late summer or fall, they may also pop up in lawns and pastures. They can be found all over the world and are obviously not fussy about the type of soil they grow in. Like most mushrooms, they pop up like magic almost overnight, especially after a rainfall. When they are young and fresh, Shaggy Manes are quite
striking and pretty. The caps are 5-15 cm across, conical to bell-shaped and covered with brown or blackish recurved scales. At first they are an off-white but age quickly, turning to gray and black. If you do gather some for the table, choose only truly prime specimens, refrigerate them as quickly as possible and serve them that night or, at the latest, the next day; otherwise they will turn to ink. In fact, one mushroom book suggests that you should melt butter in the pan before you pick the Shaggy Manes. Joking, of course, but this shows just how fast you would need to cook them. In the accompanying picture, I came across this cluster of Shaggy Manes inside our carport this past Thanksgiving weekend. They nearly always appear in groups but after just a day or two, they deteriorate very quickly. As they age, strange things happen to the Shaggy Mane. Its gills and cap deliquesce, which means that they self-digest and turn into a black inky fluid as does its relative, the Inky Cap mushroom. As the spore-containing liquid drips to the ground, the species renews itself. It’s said that the black fluid can be diluted with water and used as ink. Although this is one of the safest wild mushrooms, the
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by Suzanne Hoag he children and helpers of St. Paul's United Church Sunday School in Harrowsmith have been busy making crafts and collecting items for the church’s annual Craft and Bake sale on Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Each year the children pick an area of outreach that they would like to support. This year they have decided to raise funds for the Christmas hamper project and Christmas for Kids. Last year St. Paul's and Trinity United in Verona packed 38 food hampers for families in need before Christmas. Although the churches receive a large number of non-perishable items from the very generous community, they always need money to buy fresh food like vegetables, bread and milk. Christmas for Kids is a group from Verona that provides gifts of clothing, hygiene essentials and toys for children of families who are struggling to make ends meet. They usually support 50-60 children each year. The children are very excited about these two worthy causes. They will have a table at the sale and will be selling their handmade ornaments and decorations for a very reasonable price, as well as gently used Christmas items and toys. As all the items for the Sunday school have been donated, 100% of their sales will go directly to their outreach
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enry Norwood, a 15-year-old country crooner with an old country soul, charmed and impressed listeners at his one set performance at the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke on November 1. Norwood rose to fame as the youngest entrant (he was just 14 years old at the time) in the country-wide CBC Ottawa Seachlight competition for singer/songwriters and he finished in the top four. His entry to the contest was his “first shot at song writing”. It was an original song titled “Another Bottle, Another Day”, which he finished writing and recording on his iphone only the night before the competition deadline. Henry informed the audience that it was his mother who “bugged” him that night to finish his song and enter it in the competition. Her urging paid off big time and Norwood almost instantly became a cross-country household name, which by no means has changed his humble nature. Norwood has an easy-going stage presence, but it’s his extraordinary gifts as a singer/songwriter and guitar play-
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