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Candidates slow to emerge for municipal election Frances Smith taking a run for mayor in Central Frontenac

by Jeff Green erhaps it’s the weather or the fact that no one pays a lot of attention to these things until at least the summer, but there hasn’t exactly been a run on nomination papers for member or head of council positions in the coming municipal election. In North Frontenac there are still no candidates registered for any of the seven spots (six councilors and a mayor) In Addington Highlands, newcomer Gerry Bray is contesting incumbent Henry Hogg for reeve, and the only council candidate is Ward 2 incumbent Bill Cox. In Central Frontenac there has been a major change in the candidate list. In addition to Brent Cameron running in Hinchinbrooke Ward, Wayne Millar in Oso, and incumbents Jeff Matson and Tom Dewey contesting with former councilor Logan Murray in Kennebec, Frances Smith has decided to run for mayor this time around. Smith served as reeve back in Oso township days, and is a former Frontenac County warden. She was township clerk before she ran for council. She was appointed to Central Frontenac Council in 2002 and has been elected three times, in 2003, 2006 and 2010. Smith has considered running for mayor in the past, but was deterred by her work responsibilities. In South Frontenac there are three candidates for the soon to be vacated mayor’s position, Councilor Ron Vandewal, Councilor Allan McPhail, and John McEwen, but the only candidate for council thus far is long-time incumbent Bill Robinson, who with 14 years experience is the longest serving member of council in Frontenac County.


Tabitha Kirby’s grade 11 hospitality/foods students at the new state of the art facility at Sydenham HS


ince January 31, staff and students at Sydenham High School have been holding regular classes in the school’s new 14,000 square foot addition, which they have named the Wellness Wing. The brand-new facility, which cost over $3 million, includes four new components: a 5000 square foot gym facility with change rooms, office and storage space; a new state of the art hospitality/food section that includes an industrial kitchen, a serving area and an attached classroom; a new theatre arts facility equipped with a stage, retractable seating for 90 and a control booth; and a new computer lab. When I visited the school on February 28 all four of the new components were being used. Earlier that same week a number of activities were scheduled in the new facility by staff member Jeff Sanderson in an event called Wellness Week, which focused on activities to promote the physical and mental well-being of students and to give them an opportunity to explore the new wing and what exactly it has to offer. Tabitha Kirby, who heads up the hospitality/foods programming at the school, was busy in the new kitchen with her grade 11 hospitality students, who were aproned and preparing a catered lunch for 100 students at Loughborough Public School. The students were assembling over 100 ham and cheese sandwiches as well as preparing hors d’oeuvres -smoked salmon and cream cheese canopies, cheese crisps topped with a bean pesto and Thai shrimp rolls that they would later snack on themselves. Tabitha said she is thrilled with the new facility, which includes a brand new industrial walk-in fridge and freezer, four new six-burner stove tops, four ovens plus one combi and one convection oven, and numerous stainless steel work stations plus an attached teaching classroom. “It’s wonderful, gleaming, clean and very spacious and we are really excited since we are going to be able to do a lot of new things here that we could not do in our former classroom. We will also be able grow our own fresh herbs outdoors and will expand our composting as well”, she said. Grade 11 hospitality student Sam Earle said he is thrilled with the facility and it was part of the reason that he chose to relocate to SHS. “I heard about the new kitchen facility and wanted to come to Sydenham because I heard that it was brand-new and so advanced.” In the new drama room, drama teacher Erik Rutherford

was sitting with his grade 10 drama class in a large circle on the stage floor of the new theatre arts facility and said that the facility is helping to raise the bar for the theatre arts program at the school. “It feels a bit like Harry Potter, where we have moved from the little dark hideaway under the stairs to Hogwarts. This new space offers a great learning environment and the new theatre especially gives students not only a large activity space but also a state of the art theatre facility where they can experience what it feels like to perform on stage in front of an audience.” SHS drama students will be presenting this year’s school play in the new theatre facility with an original multi-media play titled Macdeath, which is based on the Shakespeare’s Macbeth but set in the 1990s grunge scene. Show dates will be announced. Jess Sherman, who will be playing one of the leads, said that the new facility raises the bar for students. “It feels like what we are doing here is more serious and more important because of the new facility.” The new theatre space is fully wheelchair accessible and can be used by various community groups. It is also fully equipped with audio-visual equipment for presentations. In the new gym, which boasts a floating hardwood floor, 26foot ceilings, new change rooms, a storage room and an office space plus lots of natural light, a grade nine volleyball tournament was underway. Vice-Principal Brent Pickering said the new gym will allow more physical activities to take place at the school. “Before this new gym was built we typically had five phys-ed classes booked at one time and only three teaching spaces. With the new gym we can place all five classes in the two gyms.” Extra-curricular sports at the school will also benefit as a result of more available gym space both before and after regular school hours and the space will also be made available to community groups as well. Vice-Principal Pickering said the new wing will help both teaching and learning at SHS. “These new facilities are state of the art and with them we are able to offer students more and better programming." Staff are raffling off the 76 new lockers in the new wing as a school fundraiser for the local food bank and students are flocking in in droves to enjoy their colorful and spacious new wing. The official public grand opening of the new wing will take place in April and the public will be invited to tour the new facility.

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Resident beats South Frontenac at the OMB

by Jeff Green rlene Seale, who lives on North Shore Road on Loughborough Lake, has won her battle with South Frontenac Council and will be able to keep the addition she built on her home. The decision was delivered verbally by the OMB (Ontario Municipal Board) adjudicator, former Peterborough Mayor Sylvia Sutherland, immediately after hearing evidence at the Sydenham town hall on February 19. A written decision will be released in the coming weeks The dispute between Ms. Seale and the township's planning and building departments began when she asked former township building inspector Alan Revill if she could replace her porch with an enclosed porch, mainly in order to deal with a drainage issue off the roof above the front door to the house. Melting snow sometimes fell off the roof right in front of the door, and she was concerned about her safety.


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Addington Highlands Council Police costing decision already made Reeve Henry Hogg, fresh from the Good Roads/Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference in Toronto, reported that at a bear pit session the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services made it clear that the new pricing regime for OPP services, which will lead to vastly increased in costs for local municipalities, “is basically a done deal. She [Minister Madeleine Meilleur] said there may be some changes around the fringes of it but the basic model will be implemented so we might as well get ready for it.” Questions about Good Friday service Reverend Bruce Kellar requested that the fee to use the Flinton Recreation Centre for a joint Good Friday service between his and six other congregations be waived. “This is the first time a joint service has been attempted in quite some time. As the person asked to write this letter to you I wish to convey how excited we are as joint clergy to have an opportunity to demonstrate unity within our community,” wrote Reverend Kellar. Speaking of unity, Reeve Hogg wondered why all of the churches in the township were not invited. “He did not invite all the churches,” Hogg said, “he did not invite the United Church, I know that.” Council decided to seek further information and look at the matter again at the next council meeting. Sampling decreased at Denbigh site, but

no news on re-opening A letter came to the township from the Ministry of the Environment concerning the Denbigh waste site. But rather than granting them a certificate of approval to re-open the site, which the township has been seeking for a number of years, the letter only said

by Jeff Green t their February 20 meeting, Frontenac County Council approved a budget with a 2.5% increase. Two councilors, Garry Davison (South Frontenac) and David Jones (Frontenac Islands) voted against the Frontenac County budget late last month. The budget had been informally approved at a committee meeting beforehand, but both councilors expressed displeasure at both the process and the results. “We gave instructions for two budgets, a 1% increase and a 1% decrease. Instead we got one budget, with a 2.5% increase, and a bunch of reasons why it was impossible to make cuts,’ said Davison. For his part, David Jones was angry at his fellow councilors. “We have a bloated $40 million budget here, and are you people seriously saying we can’t cut just 1% out of that budget, that


March 4 by Wilma Kenny

n the absence of Mayor Davison, Deputy Mayor Vandewal chaired the meeting. By-laws Two uncontested by-laws were passed. One related to the township assuming the roads in a recently completed subdivision in Storrington District, and the other permitted the creation of two new lots in the hamlet of Sunbury. Rock Lake Bridge Reconstruction Public Works Manager Mark Segsworth reported on plans for the reconstruction of the Rock Lake bridge, on Desert Lake Road, just east of Road 38. The tender has been awarded to the lowest of the ten bidders, Len Corcoran Excavating Ltd, for $876,654,

March 3 by Jeff Green

that monitoring of the site will be decreased in 2014 because the state of the surrounding groundwater has been stable. “They’ve asked us to do things, and we’ve done them, and then they asked us to do more things, and we did them, but years later we are still waiting for them to let us

re-open the site. And then they send a letter like this. I don’t get it,” said Deputy Reeve Bill Cox. “We have to do the monitoring whether the site is opened or no, as you know, but I see your point,” said Henry Hogg. “I guess we still have to wait.”

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which meets the budget for the project. The highest bid, from a Toronto company, was $500,000 above the one chosen. The work, which will take place over three or four months this summer, will include widening the bridge, adding a new dry hydrant, and “architectural enhancements”. This project will also improve the navigable waterway between Rock and Howes Lakes. Newspaper Delivery in Township Deputy Mayor Vandewal opened a discussion on the complaints received about unwanted newspapers piling up along township roadways, asking, “Why can’t they be delivered to our mailboxes, like the Frontenac News?”

we have to put the levy up by 2.5%. This is our last kick at the can here and that’s all we could do?” he said. Even though there were only two who voted against the budget on an eight-member council, the vote was pretty close. Warden Bud Clayton was not at the meeting, leaving only five votes in favour, and since Gary Davison has two votes as mayor of the largest municipality, there were three votes against. If one of the five who supported the budget

had flipped their vote, it would have been a 4-4 tie, which would have been a lost vote. In 2013 the first time the county budget came to a vote it was defeated. Three weeks later the same document came back to a vote, and was approved. This is the first time under the current council that the budget has been approved in February. Last year the budget was not finalised until the beginning of June.

Fundraiser set for fire victims


ix people in an extended family, two grandparents, two parents and two young children were left homeless when their home was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 24. Fire officials believe the fire was caused by an electrical problem. St. Paul’s United Church in Harrowsmith, the church that the family attend, has been co-ordinating community support for them. Neighbours and parishioners have pitched in with clothes and other necessities but finding lodging is taking some time. “The priority right now is to find them a place to live,” said Sheila Anthony of the

church early this week. Financial contributions are more than welcome and a special account in the family’s name has been set up at the RBC branch. (At the family’s request their names are not being printed, but the tellers in the branch know who the family are) St. Paul’s has also organized a fund-raiser, which will take place at the Verona Lions Hall on Friday, April 11. It will be a dinner, dance and silent auction from 5 pm until 1 am. Details will be announced as the date of the event draws nearer.

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of Loughborough Lake, Seale appealed the decision to the OMB. “I am not that surprised at the outcome of the appeal,” said Lindsay Mills, the township planner and deputy clerk, when contacted this week “The board ruled that even though she essentially turned her porch into an addition, she did so on more or less the same footprint as the original porch. I haven’t seen the written ruling yet so we’ll see then what the detailed reasons were. The matter is not exactly finalised. She can keep the addition but will have to hire an engineer to partially dig it up and ensure it is built on solid ground then submit a report to the township, and then she will need to purchase a building permit.” Mills said that the ruling will not effect the township's planning rules or building department protocols in the future. Arlene Seale must have been at a different hearing, because her recollection of what Sylvia Sutherland said in her verbal ruling differs radically from Lindsay Mills’ recollection. For her part, Arlene Seale said this week that she is not aware that she needs to take any further action, and that Sylvia Suthereland “was adamant that everything was finalised and she even said the township is not to trespass on my property without prior written Napanee Program consent from me. She also ruled that the township has When: Monday, March 17, 2014 to to pay my legal fees, which come to $7,000.” Monday, May 12, 2014 Seale feels that the townTime: 10 a.m. to 12 noon ship's treatment of her was unprofessional. Location: St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, “As far as I’m concerned 137 Robinson Street, Napanee this was a case of bullying all along from the township. Cost: Free for older adults 55+. My application was supWhat: Weekly presentations on different falls ported by the conservation prevention topics, healthy snacks, authority, all my neighbours, and is similar to applications socialization, and 45 minutes of Tai Chi. that they have approved in other locations.” Call 613-549-1232 or 1-800-267-7875, ext. 1209 She said that once the for more information or to register. written ruling from the OMB Space is limited! is released, she is planning to launch a civil suit against the council. “I want to stop anyone else from having to face this kind of treatment at the hands of the township.”

According to her evidence to the OMB, Mr. Revill told her she could go ahead with the construction, and that since it was less than 108 sq. ft. the project would not require a building permit. In June of 2012, the project was undertaken by Arlene Seale’s sons, but on June 27, 2012, Building Inspector Krista Johnson paid a visit to the house and said the project must stop as no permits had been issued. According to Arlene Seale’s submission to the OMB, Krista Johnson threatened to levy a fine of $50,000 for building without a permit. Over the next year, a series of meetings and discussions were held between Seale and the building and planning departments of the township. In June of 2013, facing a demolition order, Seale applied for a minor variance to permit the now completed project. When the township denied the minor variance, citing the fact that the house is located on a narrow peninsula within metres

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fter reading the recent article in the paper in regards to hall closure it leads me to question the council about their decision. Yes the consultant report looked at the halls but in the case of Piccadilly Hall it also affects the fire hall as well. Was this even considered in the equation?? If you close and sell this hall then you are closing a fire hall also or was this the underlying plan? Both buildings run off of the same well and hydro. In recent remarks made on social media, Mayor Gutowski mentioned moth balling the hall till these issues could be sorted out, if the township did this why not just keep it open and still make some revenue as you will still be paying for heat and hydro? Thoughts of parking and the road being to narrow were also mentioned, which bring yet another question to mind...where is the parking for the Oso Hall? Is it not located on a narrow road as well? This decision was supposedly based on the idea that recently closed school in Parham was a viable option for purchase and remodelling to replace our current hall which the township has said is not economically feasible to keep open?? But where is the money going to come from to buy this

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building and renovate it to bring it up to the safe standard that is required in this day and age for safety? Yet another example of the unfairness the residents of Hinchinbrooke District face, we have lost our local school, now our community hall and in the long run a fire hall, as well, the replacing of the current Parham fire hall rebuild has been postponed. My uncle Bill Snyder was a strong man, a man of integrity, he fought for fairness for not only Hinchinbrooke District but also for the whole township. He may have resided on the Oak Flats Road and fought for it and the Piccadilly community, but he was also a man who gave to all. He could be found on many days helping out picking up litter on the sides of roads, helping at the arena with landscaping issues or just helping Jim and Joy with some painting and also painting and maintaining the Piccadilly cemetery fence. He strongly believed in this area. It would sadden him greatly to know that his colleagues voted to close this hall on the day he was laid to rest. - Nicki Gowdy

mitment. It didn’t even have to take up the traditional shotgun; but in order to redefine marriage, the state had to also override religion, which it was happy to do because religion was no longer saving the state money by successfully convincing people to marry. That was the first redefinition, which paved the way for the second one. However, despite the view of marriage that Jeff Green advances as being little more than a legal contract or religious superstition, I submit that heterosexual marriage also has a second, equally important function in addition to the birthing of children – and that is to weld together the two halves of the human race. Where would we be if men did not have wives and daughters to love, if women did not have husbands and sons to love? - Jule Koch

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613-372-0018 · As most of you already know, a devastating fire destroyed the home of two Loughborough-Portland Boundary Rd. families last week. Four adults and two small children (a boy aged 4 and a girl aged 2) lost everything including their family pets. St. Paul's United Church is gathering donations of household items, clothing, cash and gift certificates for these families. Support from the community so far has been tremendous, but more items are still needed. Harrowsmith Storage has kindly donated space to house some of the larger items until the families have a more permanent place to live. A benefit fundraiser is also being planned. If you would like to help out, please contact the St. Paul's church office at 613-372-2525. · A Youth Dance will be held at March 7, from 7-9:30 p.m. for ages 9-15 at the Golden Links Hall. Cost is $6. Call Sharon 613-536-6676 or Wayne 613-358-2533 for information. · Words to live by: The only impossible journey is the one you never began.

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· Saturday, March 15 there will be a St. Patrick's Dance, hosted by the Land O’ Lakes Lions Club in the Northbrook Lions Hall with D.J. Kirsten Warlich. Time: 8-12 p.m. Late lunch to be served. Advance tickets available from any LOL Lions member, also sold at the door. $25 couple, $15 single in advance. At the door $30 couple and $18 single. For further information, please call 613-336-1573. · On Saturday, March 15, Pineview Free Methodist Church in Cloyne is hosting a St. Patrick's Day ALL GREEN Potluck Banquet. Refreshments start at 5 p.m. Dinner will follow at 6 p.m. Bring foods that are green - not all salads or broccoli! Be creative. All are welcome.



· Donna Kelford and family enjoyed the company of granddaughter Natalie of Tweed for the weekend. · Special farewell to Donna Easton of Bordenwood who has moved away from our area. We have many fond memories of Donna and her spouse, the late Rod Easton. · Our own Marie White, now home from hospital, is appreciative of our phone calls, cards, and prayers. Needless to say, the fiddlers and dancers happenings are postponed until further notice. · The Frontenac Addington Trappers Council Fishing Derby was a fun family time with an abundance of fish, so many prizes awarded, good tasty food and marshmallows roasted over the fire. That group really promotes conservation, wise use of nature's resources, sponsoring the Pine Meadow Nursing Home Golf Tournament, deer contest, anglers and hunters programs, school programs, and bursaries. They really make a difference and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts. You wouldn't believe the crowds in attendance at this event. Thanks, folks. · Our Pine Meadow folks appreciated meeting United Church student minister Darin MacKinnon who recently led worship at their residence. · Northbrook really "rocked" on Friday as Mary-Anne Tryon tickled the piano ivories at Pine Meadow, and at the local coffee shop a group of musicians jammed to a full house. · Congratulations to Eldon and Verna Thompson on the birth of a new granddaughter. Children are a gift from God. · Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour this Saturday, March 8, and then enjoy increased day light hours.

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· Seedlings for sale! Just in time for spring. Prince Charles Public School Parent Council is selling white spruce, white pine and sugar maple seedlings for $2 a tree. Order through the school at 613-374-2003 or online on their website http:// The school will email you when you can pay and pick up for your trees in mid-April. Prince Charles is a certified EcoSchool at the silver level for its environmental programs. · World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Each year, the women of a different country plan and author the materials. This year it is the United Methodist Women of Egypt. The theme is "Streams in the Desert". The Verona Free Methodist Church is hosting a celebration at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 7. Trinity United Church will also be participating at that service. · The Verona Community Association's Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 18 starting with a potluck at 6 p.m. The Verona Cattail Festival meeting will immediately follow the AGM meeting. Discover what the VCA is

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Meditation goes back thousands of years to Buddhist India. It is practiced today in Canada and one doctor studied the effect of meditation on high blood pressure. He taught a group of people to include yoga and meditation in their daily routine. Although his results didn’t show any lowering of blood pressure, the participants noted that it helped them relax and live with less stress. That’s a good outcome. In moving a baby from the bottle or breast to a cup, sippy cups are often used and work well. But, they shouldn’t be overused. Allowing the child to drink all day from the cup filled with sugary drinks allows sugar to stay in the mouth longer, increasing the risk of dental decay. Used too often they can possibly alter the position of the teeth. By the time the child is 2-3 years old, the sippy cup should be gone. There is a link between the amount of alcohol a person drinks daily and the risk of getting certain types of cancers. The more you drink (wine, beer or spirits), the greater your risk of liver, mouth, colon and breast cancer. The risk of other cancers also rises. Bad breath is something that happens to others. But if it does happens to you, check your oral hygiene. Brush your teeth and tongue after eating. Floss well at least once daily. Dry mouth can contribute to bad breath so drink plenty of water. And if you are a smoker, quit. For advice on treating dry mouth, special dental aids or mouthwashes, talk to our pharmacy staff. We’d be glad to help.

march 6, 2014 all about. What does the organization do for Verona? What better way to get involved in the Verona community than to volunteer! The VCA and the festival always welcome new faces. Hope to see you there. Verona Lions Hall. For more information, call Wayne Conway 613-374-3807. · Don't forget to set your clocks one-hour ahead when you go to sleep this Saturday night. You will lose an hour of sleep but, no problem eh, spring is almost here.

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· On Monday afternoon six ladies from the village got together Ellen Raeburn’s 70th birthday. Many more, Ellen. · Birthday wishes to Agnes Thomas, who will be 100 years young on March 9. · Sympathy to the Crawford and Commodore family on the death of Linda. · There is a potluck supper at Snow Road Community Centre on Wed. March 12 at 5:30 p.m. · Our Diners on Wednesday was a small group but great - a wonderful tenderloin dinner. A new girl in the North Frontenac group, Leigh (didn’t get her last name), gave a review of all the services available to people from Northern Frontenac Community Services. And there are a lot! · Smile – Wrinkles are hereditary; parents get them from their children.

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· On Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. this year's “World Day of Prayer” celebration will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Railton. Everyone is welcome. The theme is “Streams in the Desert” and has been prepared by the women of Egypt. The five area participating churches are Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church, St. Paul's United (Harrowsmith), Sydenham Holiness, St. Paul's Anglican (Sydenham) and St. Patrick's Railton. This is a global ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action. A reception will follow the service · If you are interested in writing, then join the "Seed of the Story" writing seminar at the Sydenham Library on Tuesday, Mar. 18 at 6-7:45 p.m. Call or visit the library to register. · Head out to the Legion on Thurs March 6, for Wing Night. While you are there consider joining the Legion and encourage your friends to do the same. If you join between Feb 17 and May 16 you could win a Caribbean Cruise. Details at the Legion.


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the rest of the executive tried to stick to the business at hand. With “spring” in the air, there were discussions of the coming summer fundraising events, BBQs and raffle draws. After the business meeting a potluck lunch was enjoyed by all. The “Happy Gang” is a group of over 55s, who love life and all its pleasures. If you would like to join, you are very welcome. The only stipulation is that you are a young 55 and free to attend the meetings the first Tuesday of each month. · On March 8 there is a full slate of goings on at the Arden Legion. There is the all-day dart tournament for singles and doubles, starting at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively. Breakfast and lunch plus wings at 4 p.m. is open to the public. During the day there will be games, raffles and a cake auction as well as darts. “Pickled Chicken” will be the evening’s entertainment. For more information, contact the Legion at 613-335-2737 or check the ads in The News. · Kennebec residents wish to extend their condolences to the family of Bill Snyder, who passed away last week. Bill was a staunch fighter for the good of his community and will be sorely missed by all. · The second Thursday nights of each month, off-season camping, are fund raising dinners at Circle Square Ranch. Thursday, March 13, is the next dinner scheduled. Call 613335-5403 to reserve a ticket or for more information. · Thanks to Julie Druker for the comprehensive article in last week’s Frontenac News about the Kennebec Historical Society. It’s hard to believe that this little community bustled with commerce and Ardendale was a major stop for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Although there is a change in the times, Arden remains bustling with activity and its many businesses, albeit smaller, are active and every bit as important to the community.



· Bolingbroke Cafe is Friday, March 7, 7-10 p.m. at ABC Hall. Featured performers: Lost For Words, acoustic trio. $10 at the door. Contact: Mike Erion 613-273-8718 or · We wish a speedy recovery to Martin Yates. During his recovery period, Vice President Brian Saunders will ensure the business of the ABC Association continues to run smoothly. Brian can be reached at 613-273-3198 or at · CPHC Seniors’ Exercise Classes are held Mondays 10 – 11 a.m. at the ABC Hall. Low impact aerobics to strengthen and tone muscles, and improve lung and heart functioning. Bring a bottle of water, and wear supportive shoes. Cost is $4 which is split between the CPHC and ABC Association. Contact Joyce Fleming at 613-273-4832 or Donna Mihalicz at 613-273-8672 for more information. · Sharbot Lake and District Lions Breakfast on Sat. March 15. Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake, 8–11 a.m. Ages 13+: $7; ages 6-12: $3. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and baked beans; it can’t get any better than that! · Euchre resumes at the Maberly hall at 7 p.m. Wed March 12, and continues every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month except for April 23, which has been changed to April 30 due to hall unavailability. Dates are: March 12 & 26; April 9 & 30; May 14 & 28; June 11 & 25 (potluck evening on June 25). After that, euchre will break for the summer until Sept 10. Cost: $3, includes prizes and refreshments. Everyone is welcome! New players are encouraged to come and enjoy a pleasant evening of cards with friends & neighbours. For information, phone Sue at 268-2507, Doris at 264-5446, or Lorraine, 326-0622. Euchre parties are fundraisers for the annual Maberly Fair.

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· The northern lights made an appearance on Monday night in the area. · There will be a service for the World Day of Prayer at Holy Trinity Anglican church at 2pm on Friday March 7. All are welcome to attend. · Mark your calendars for March 15 with Jack’s JAM happening at the Clar-Mill Hall at 2pm. Bring a pot luck item and come and enjoy the music! All welcome! · Joke of the Week: Eva “What would you get if you crossed Christmas with St. Patrick's Day?” Ella “St. O'Claus!”


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· Sympathy to the family of Gwendolyn Hepner, predeceased by her late husband Victor Hepner. Her parents were Percy & Sarah Cronk, who owned a farm on Long Lake Road. · We were saddened to hear that Linda Commodore (Crawford), beloved wife of Tom, had passed after a brave battle with her illness. · Happy Anniversary to Bill and Patsy Lowery, Merrill and Ruth Hamilton, John and Carol Wisteard. · Happy birthday to Bernard Brown, Christine McDonald, Charlotte Brown, Melody Cooke, Jennifer Smith, Ashley St. Pierre, Josh St. Pierre, Kristen Clarke, Donnie Delyea, Shyanne Daye, Linda Gray, Gordon Bertrim. · Sharbot Lake & District Lions breakfast will be held on March 15 at Oso Hall Sharbot Lake, 8-11am. Adults are $7, 6-12yrs $3. Enjoy a good breakfast and support your Lions · On March 1 at the IOOF hall in Parham a delicious chili lunch was served by the members of "June's Angels" a Relay for Life team in memory of June Fox. It was great to see some of June's children helping. A bake table and yard sale were also provided · Remember the free Coffee Hour every Tuesday morning from 10 to 11:30am at Parham Free Methodist Church. · Thinking of Doreen Warren, Val Beechey, Clarke Gaylord, DonnieDelyea, Joanne Robertson, Irene Monds, Vera Steele, Trudy Conner, Janice Johnston (Fox), Dorothy Knight, Betty Meeks, Andy Armstrong, Queenie Schroader, Carol Patterson, Elaine Flieler, Barbara Ellesworth, Nancy Fobert. · On March 1 at the Land o'Lakes Public School, a volleyball tournament was held with the proceeds going to help the Grade 8 "end of the school year trip". Congratulations to all of the participants. I heard that Skylar Howes' team and Emily Delyea's team won first and second. · On March 15 at Arden Community Hall at 5pm the Community Wesleyan church will sponsor a ham and scalloped potato supper with a free will offering. Come and support the local church and also enjoy a delicious supper. · Quote "A room hung with pictures is a room with thoughts!"

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PAGE 5 · Thinking of you to Fletcher Young, and Mary Cronk. · World Day of Prayer will be held at Parham United Church Friday March 7 at 7pm. Participating churches are Parham United, Parham Free Methodist and St. James Anglican. · There will be a Ham Supper on March 22 at the Parham United Church from 5 - 7 pm. · Birthdays: Melody Cooke, Roy Benn, Chris Teal, Cheryl Hole, Collin Hamilton, Sophie Neumann, Tina Howes, Keith Steele, Marcie Asselstine, Rick Goodfellow, Melvin Lapointe. · A huge thank you to the organizers and participants of Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association's 4 on 4 Hockey Tournament on March 2. The weather was fantastic for the 8 teams (55 participants) to have a day full of hockey. A skills competition in the middle got some of the kids (and kids at heart) to strut their stuff and show that they still have what it takes - kudos to Cory Thompson and Kurt Thompson, who definitely still have it! The energy and talent that we have in our area made for some amazing hockey games - this is an event that we should consider making into an annual event - maybe a bit earlier in the season but the rink held up and as some were heard saying, "The ice has never been this good!!" It took some extra TLC but thanks to Bob, Randy, Aadan, Riley and helpers, the extra floodings the week before helped to keep the ice in good shape. Thanks to those who grabbed shovels in between games to "freshen up" the surface - we appreciate all your help. The B division was won by Brandon Morrow's team. Then Brandon's team went on to fill in in the A Finals for Thompson Team #2, who unfortunately had other commitments, to play against Mike & Cory Thompson's team. In what proved to be a nail-biting game with the score going back and forth, Brandon's team scored the winning goal with 20 seconds left!!! Thank you so much to all for participating! See you next year! · The Relay for Life Kick Off Breakfast is scheduled for March 29 at Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake. So gather your team together and come out and get registered over breakfast!

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gratefully accepted. · The Blue Bench Bakery & Cafe will host an International Women’s Day Celebration with a Lunch and Learn on Sat., March 15. From 11am to noon, there will be a workshop to make homemade, all-natural deodorant, and lunch served from noon to 1pm. Tickets are $12, and there are only 12 seats available. Call Joan to reserve yours, 333-9713.

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some quick adjustments by Madame Douwes, assisted by a number of secondary teachers. Many secondary students volunteered to help run activities, making it a great co-operative learning experience for the entire school. Elementary students and their teachers cycled through a variety of events, including face painting, hockey golf, a three-legged race, maple taffy making, a wheelbarrow race, birdfeeder making, and crepeeating. Points and prizes were awarded to students who made the extra effort to speak French throughKeata Mattatall and Racheal Doiron supervise the scooter event out the day. Bonhomme, a mascot of the Quebec North Addington Educa- Winter Carnaval, made an appearance at tion Centre students celebrated winter on the beginning of the day, and kept popping February 28, with a Carnaval. They were in on activities as the day progressed. joined by students from Granite Ridge Edu- The students had a lot of fun as they learned cation Centre and Clarendon Public School. about French activities and culture. At the The event was organized by Madame Dou- end of the day Mr. Mooney addressed the wes, the Elementary French teacher, as part assembly, and encouraged “Three cheers for of a project involving other French teachers Madame Douwes,” and the students erupted and students. Because of the icy tempera- into deafening cheers. Madame Douwes retures, some events had to be changed so all marked that it was the joint effort of all the events took place in the school, rather than students and staff at the school that resulted outside, as previously planned. This led to in such a successful day.


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June’s Angels-off to an early start for the 2014 Relay for Life J une's Angels, the North and Central Frontenac Relay for Life team who are entering their third year of participation in the Canadian Cancer Society's (CCS) annual fundraiser, are starting their efforts off early this year. They held a chili lunch and bake sale on March 1 at the IOOF hall in Parham that was very well attended. The team is made up of close to 30 members of the Fox family and is named for June Fox of Parham, who succumbed to cancer on March 2, 2012 when she was 82 years old. She left behind a very large family and their goal is to keep her memory alive by raising funds for the Cancer Society through the annual Relay for Life, which this year will take place on June 20, 2014 at the Parham fairgrounds. Rose Lapointe, one of June's daughters, said that cancer has hit her family hard. Her brother, Roger Fox, succumbed to the disease and passed away in 2013 and her sisters Merilee and Janice both have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are currently undergoing treatments. Six-yearold Kylie Babcock is another relative who has fought a long and hard battle against the disease. She was diagnosed with cancer when she was just two years old. Rose said that the team last year raised over $1500 for the cause and that this year they will be holding a number of events that will help them reach their fundraising goals. Saturday’s event included a chili lunch and bake sale and numerous tables were loaded with a wide array of tasty baked goods that were prepared and donated by the team’s members. Glenn Fox, June’s widower, attended the event and at 89 years of age, he is the oldest family member on the team. The youngest is one of Glenn’s 26 grandchildren, nine-month-old Emerald, who sat on her granddad’s lap for part of the event. Glenn is the proud father of 12, grandfather of 25 (or 26) and has that many great-grandchildren

as well. Lesley Merrigan, who will be chairing the North and Central Relay for Life again this year, was in attendance to show support for the team. “I'm here to support the team because without the teams there can be no relay.” Merrigan said that she is looking forward to another great Relay for Life this year. “We are in full swing and have tentatively booked our kick off date for March 29.” Merrigan said that there will be bit of a change in focus this year although fundraising for the cause will still be number one. “We are hoping to focus and theme our committee functions this year so that they are more preventative and educationbased. We are also striving this year to be more proactive. We can fight cancer with dollars but we have to fight it with education as well. This year we want to highlight certain important issues like the issues that lobbyists are fighting for.” Merrigan gave the example of lobbyists helping to implement the law that was passed recently making 18 years the mandatory age for use of tanning beds. “The CCS is not just about a group of people raising money. They also lobby and advocate for important changes to be made in society as well as offering many services to members of the community. We

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are aiming now to be more than one event a year and to be broader based by helping people realize what they can do in their own homes and businesses to help the cause.” Rose Lapointe said that she was pleased with the turn out for the event and all of the support the team has received from the community. The Angels are planning more fundraisers this year including a dance in May and a Family Fun Day in June as well as an upcoming movie might. Watch for listings in the Northern Happenings

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The school also offers support for their students. Those who require individual education plans are supported by an educational assistant who works half days, and the teachers meet periodically with teachers in other schools with multiple grade classes to talk about how to layer their classes to deliver lessons that are appropriate for all the students. “The teachers and myself provide support. We are in constant communication about what we need to do next,” said Anna Coe. The primary teacher at the school is Nicole Perry, who is in her third year at the school, and the junior teacher is David Rooney, who came over from St. Patrick’s in Erinsville this year. “We take pride in helping our students achieve their goals,” said Anna Coe. St. James is currently enrolling students for kindergarten in September. For further information, contact the school at 613-279-3300. BUSINESS CARD SIZE

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younger students to bring to the teacher at the front of the room. It’s a quaint image but it doesn’t fit with the modern education system. However it does have an echo in Sharbot Lake, where 32 students attend St. James Catholic Elementary School. There is a kindergarten to grade 4 class and a grade 5-8 class just like old times, but from there the similarities end. In place of the log schoolhouse is a modern modular building, and in place of individual slates there are internet-enabled, large smartboards, and the standardized curriculum is delivered in a highly personalized environment. Vice-principal Anna Coe, who also teaches French, said the school has seen an increase in attendance in the last year or two, as families have been looking for a smaller alternative to larger schools and the public school system. As a Catholic school, St. James offers a faith-based curriculum but is open to all students in the area, regardless of faith.

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Peacefully at Perth Hospital, Tuesday February 11, 2014 with her family at her side, in her 61st year. Beloved wife of 44 years to Ivan Porter, dear mother of Ruby Lynn Dee (Dan), Ivan Jr. (Grenda) and Tracey. Grandmother of Ashley Dee. Velma grew up in Elm Tree, a part of Kennebec Township. She was one of ten children. She enjoyed sharing childhood stories and memories. Velma spent 29 years working for the Limestone District School Board. Over this time she worked with special needs children. Because of the dedication and passion Velma had she was able to change the lives of the many children and people she worked with. Spending time with family was very important to Velma. She loved being together for holidays, birthdays and camping trips. Also she and her husband Ivan enjoyed attending country music festivals with close friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her but will always be in our hearts.

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth on Thursday February 27, 2014 in her 84th year. Predeceased by her parents Percy and Sarah Cronk and her husband the late Victor Hepner of Long Lake. Dear sister of Lillian Naydenne Murphy (née Cronk) and aunt of Wanda Reid (Murphy). Great aunt of Ian Reid (Michelle Lang), Brenda Labrecque, Phil Labrecque and David Labrecque and Sarah Reid and several cousins. Rested at Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Friends were received on Monday March 3, 2014 from 10 am until 11 am. Funeral service was held in the Funeral Home at 11 am. Service was officiated by Sarah Magie, student minister of Sharbot Lake United Church, Centenary Pastoral Charge, and Rev. Dr. Rick Magie. Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery. Donations to Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital, Perth Site would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at

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SHAW, Ronald Charles - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday February 4, 2014. Ronald Charles Shaw, beloved husband of Patricia. Dear father of Ronald (Sharon) of Gananoque, Debbie (Bill) of Texas, Michael (Rita) of California, Richard of Belleville, and Dwayne (Cathy) of Parham. Survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. In keeping with Ronald's wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at Golden Links Hall in Harrowsmith on March 30, 2014 from 1-4 pm. Donations made to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, 55 Rideau Street, Unit #4, Kingston, Ontario K7K 2Z8 would be appreciated by the family.

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Ken McGonegal, at the age of 62, passed away peacefully in KGH with his family by his side. I sincerely want to thank all my family and friends for your support, phone calls, cards, food, flowers and donations. A special thanks to Kimm Gray and Dagmar Downes for looking after my dog. Also a special thanks to John and Sharon McGonegal for being there every day for Ken and myself during Ken's illness. A special thanks to O'Dacre Funeral Home in Perth for their guidance and assistance. To Rev. Vernon Scott for the beautiful service, Gerry Bennett for his eulogy, Albert and Patty St. Pierre for their music, the pallbearers and to the ladies of the Hopetown United Church for the lovely luncheon. Ken touched the lives of many through his coaching hockey and organizing events; he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Penny McGonegal & pet beagle Tasha

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In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother, great grandma and greatgreat grandma, who died March 2, 2012. We won't forget the way you smiled Or the words you used to say The many things you did for us In your own loving way. Of all that life has given us And all that's left to do One of life's greatest gifts . Are the years we had with you. Love you and missing you always, Sharon, Joanne, Rose, Merilee, Bill, Janice, Terry, Heather, Bob and their families

Time-sensitive books for young children by Susan Ramsay, Early Literacy Specialist


o you have the time? When clocks fall back or spring forward to accommodate Daylight Savings Time, second guessing our internal clocks is common. To a young child, time can be even more elusive. Though adults may envy children’s ability to live in the moment, young children struggle to understand concepts of future and past. If you’ve ever explained time to a young child by saying something like “Only seven more sleeps until your birthday!” consider yourself brilliant. You’ve helped your child link the abstract concept of future to their familiar concrete experiences of day and night. Time is a mathematical concept. It is understood though patterns such as morning, noon, and night, as well as seasons. It is defined through measurement and numbers. We measure, for example, one minute as 60 seconds and define one decade as the span of ten years. Numbers describe time in an especially poignant way when, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, concepts of past, present and future merge in our thoughts and emotions. Creating opportunities for young children to understand time in increasing complex ways doesn’t happen all at once. Sharing books with children can extend their ability to relate to concepts of time. Reading aloud and talking about stories in which time is central to the plot help children develop the awareness and knowledge of patterns, numbers and measurement needed to understand time. Children as young a toddlers learn about the patterns of time through playful books such as "Hey! Wake Up!" and "Pajama Time!" by Sandra Boynton. Children discover numbers and measurement in "10 Minutes till Bedtime" by Peggy Rathburn. Detailed and humorous illustrations show the antics of a young child (and his toys) with much to-do before his dad tucks him into bed with a goodnight kiss. Preschoolers learn about patterns of the moon as it waxes and wanes each night through the gentle, well-crafted story of "Papa Please Get the Moon for Me" by Eric Carle. They learn about minutes through Jill Murphy’s book entitled "Five Minutes Peace". In this story Mrs Large, a mother elephant, seeks five minutes of solitude. She succeeds at finding three minutes and 45 seconds for rest and renewal. Older preschoolers and primary schoolage children discover more scientific explanations of time through books that clearly link the measurements of time with patterns in nature. Non-fiction books such as "Sunshine Makes the Seasons" by Franklyn Branley, is just one example of books that your librarian or bookseller may recommend. The patterns, measurement and numbers of time are part of children’s lives every day. Sharing books and talking about time help children discover and understand how; when we take the time. Susan Ramsay, an Early Literacy Specialist with HFL&A can be reached at sramsay@

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What’s Up in the Night Sky - March 2014 E

very 2 years and 2 months Mars and Earth are in opposition, that is, they come opposite each other in their orbits. Also there is a 15-year cycle of close and distant oppositions. Next month’s opposition on April 8 will be a close one and I will have more information for you in next month’s column but while I was researching information on Mars, I came across an old astronomy text in my astronomy library. The book is called "A Short Course in Astronomy" by Henry Kiddle (1824 – 1891), a New York educator. It was a comprehensive and up-to-date book for its time. It was published in 1871 and while the book describes the fundamentals of astronomy accurately enough, its descriptions of the Solar System and the Milky Way galaxy are mostly way off the mark. The limited telescopes of the day and absence of modern scientific theory led to some interesting conclusions. The author notes that the telescopic appearances of Mars are “very interesting, exhibiting what seem to be outlines of continents and seas”. There is an accompanying drawing of Mars in which “various dusky spots” are “placed together so as to show the forms of the different bodies of water and their relation to the continents”. He further says that the atmosphere is “probably equal in density to that of the Earth”. He also writes that the Sun is a solid or liquid in an “intensely heated condition”. The heat is provided by a constant bombardment of granite “meteoric bodies falling all over the Sun to the depth of 12 feet in a year, and with the velocity which they would acquire (384 miles in a second), would maintain the solar heat”. It’s fascinating reading and is a perfect example of how our astronomical knowledge and sci-

by Fred Barrett

ence in general, has advanced over a relatively short period of time. I expect that in a hundred years or so, a future astronomy column writer will have more than a few observations to make about what I have written! The scorecard of discovered planets around other stars has gotten a big boost using data from the Kepler planet hunting telescope and a new computer data processing technique. The count has doubled to 1700 planets outside the solar system. Four of the planets are in the “goldilocks zone” where temperatures are “not too hot and not too cold” and water can be a liquid on the planetary surface. Kepler results also indicated that small planets are common and life is more likely to develop on smaller rocky worlds similar to Earth. On March 20 between 2:07 and 2:09 an asteroid called 163 Erigone will occult the star Regulus in the constellation Leo. The narrow, 100-mile-wide path where the occultation can be seen, runs from New York to Kingston and continues on right through our area. Tiny 163 Erigone passes in front of Regulus and will block its light for about 12 seconds. The star will disappear! Occultations are important because a very accurate measure of the asteroid’s size and shape can be obtained when observations from many observers in different places on or near the path are compared and aligned. A profile of the shape of Regulus can be derived as well! I’m excited at the opportunity of recording the event and sending my results to the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA). All information is useful. Regulus is at the base of the asterism in Leo called the Sickle of Leo. Go

GREC’s Iron Chefs battle it out in Belleville

Joelle Parr, Cadence Cumpson, Kaitlyn Cadieux, Hilary Howes by Julie Druker our students from the Granite Ridge Education Centre (GREC) in Sharbot Lake recently took part in the Junior Iron Chef Competition on February 9 at Loyalist College in Belleville. The goal of the annual competition is to educate high school students in the culinary arts while exposing them to the viability of a career in the field. At the same time the competition gives the college students a chance to share their skills with younger high school students. The four GREC students who participated in the competition were Hilary Howes, Kaitlyn Cadieux, Cadence Cumpson and Joelle Parr. They competed on February 9 against teams from Loyalist College Vocational Institute, St. Peters Secondary School and the Picton Education and Vocational Institute. Each team prepared a three-course meal with each student taking charge of one of the menu items, which included a spinach and mushroom bouche appetizer, a main course of stuffed and roasted pork tenderloin, numerous vegetable side dishes and for dessert, a pear frangipane tartlette.


The GREC students had ample opportunity to hone their skills and they practiced preparing their menu items on three separate occasions prior to the competition, once under the guidance of Loyalist College second year culinary management student Brennan Roy, who was also one of the judges at the competition. Roy made a special trip to GREC to assist the young chefs. “Brennan was great. He helped us get the information that we needed and also helped us improve by providing hands-on guidance and teaching us a number of useful skills, ” Kaitlyn Cadieux of the GREC team said. The four teams were given two hours to prepare the meal. Each team was judged on taste, presentation, overall kitchen skills as well as their cooperation as a team. GREC scored an overall 78%, which placed them in fourth place. The three other teams, who placed first, second and third, were invited to a second round of the competition on March 1 at Loyalist College's annual Food and Beverage Show. In the end it was St. Peters who took the first place prize. Although the GREC team was eliminated in the first round, the students were pleased with their results and found the experience a rewarding one. Kaitlyn Cadieux, who prepared the appetizer portion of the meal for the GREC team, she spoke of the overall results of her team. “We were docked points for a few minor things like leaving the hand sanitizer

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out with your binoculars and a stopwatch and time how long Regulus disappears. Send your results to www.occutations. org/Regulus2014. This is a good month for planets. Jupiter is near the meridian and high in the sky in Gemini. The meridian is a circle that passes through the celestial poles and the zenith at the location where you are observing. Mars becomes brighter during March as it approaches opposition with Earth on April 8. It rises about 3 to 4 hours after sunset at the start of March and much sooner by month’s end. It can be found in Virgo in the east. Saturn’s rings are eminently viewable at a tilt of 22 degrees. It rises about midnight in Libra and is highest about 3 hours before sunrise. Libra is to the left of Virgo. Venus is bright in the east at dawn. Mercury is to the left of Venus but difficult to find and impossible after March 18 without a telescope. Between the 18th and 22nd and just before sunrise, there will be a loose grouping of Mars, the Moon, Saturn and the star Spica in the south south west. The Zodiacal light will be noticeable in the west for 2 weeks after March 22. The full moon occurs at 1:09 a.m. on the 16th. It is known variously as the Full Crust Moon (the snow melts during the day and freezes at night), the Full Sap Moon and the Full Worm Moon. My guess would be that the worms will stay hidden until it warms up in July. The moon is to the lower left of Saturn on the 21st. On the 27th, the crescent Moon is to the left of Venus in the southeast an hour before dawn. The new Moon is on the 30th. Don’t forget to spring your clocks ahead by an hour at 2 a.m. March 9. Earth Hour happens on the 29th between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Visit for more information. The Beginner’s Observing Guide by Leo Enright is an invaluable companion for adventures in the sky. It contains star charts and is available at the Sharbot Lake Pharmacy. It can also be ordered from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at A subscription to our very own excellent Canadian astronomy magazine “SkyNews”, with its centerfold sky chart, can be arranged at Let me know how your observing has gone this month, especially anything unusual. I enjoy the feedback. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can contact me through this paper or email me at Clear Skies! Fred.


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Donations to offset the cost of publication would be appreciated. Friday March 7 BOLINGBROKE CAFE, 7-10pm, ABC Hall w/ “Lost For Words”, acoustic trio; $10 info: Mike Erion 273-8718, HARROWSMITH - YOUTH DANCE Golden Links Hall, 7-9:30PM, for ages 9-15; $6 call Sharon 536-6676 or Wayne 358-2533 MCDONALDS CORNERS - TRAVEL TALK by David and Helga Zimmerly on visit to the Galapagos Islands, MERA schoolhouse, 7:30pm, admission by donation SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7pm, pork chops WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, Theme is “Streams in the Desert”, service written by the women of Egypt; Flinton 11am at St. Paul’s Anglican Church; Parham 7pm United Church; Plevna 2pm Holy Trinity Anglican Church; Railton 7pm St. Patrick’s Church; Verona 10am Free Methodist Church. All are welcome

Saturday March 8 ARDEN - FUNDRAISING DAY 8-10am breakfast; 9:30am open doubles dart tournament; 11:30-2 lunch available; 1pm singles dart tournament; darts $15pp includes entertainment; 4-7:30 wings avail; music by band “Pickled Chicken” $5 at door; Totem carving auction, games. All welcome SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Breakfast, 8–11am; Snowmobile Family Poker Run; Roast Beef Dinner 4:30-6:30pm, 1106 Gem-

mills Rd. non-snowmobilers welcome. SYDENHAM - RECEPTION & ARTIST TALKS: 1-2:30pm, Aleta Karstad on “Landscape Art & Science”; Phil Chadwick on “Tom Thomson was a Weatherman”, Grace Hall.

Sunday March 9 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Rd, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel & more, $2, 613-374-2614 DENBIGH - MUSIC IN THE HALL community hall, 1pm, info: Mark 333-9462 or Paul 3332776. Food bank donations welcome ENTERPRISE COUNTRY JAMBOREE, 1pm Enterprise Hall w/ Dallas Daisy and Randy Arney; Fred Brown & Friends, $8, entertainers free; sponsor: Newburgh-Camden Lions Club. info 379-9972 or 613-530-5859 WILTON - THE PROVERBS in concert, 7pm, Standard Church; freewill offering, info 613386-3405

Monday March 10 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151. SYDENHAM - SPEAKER SERIES, free, 1-3pm, Grace Centre, Topic: Ultimate Wellbeing; please reserve: 613-376-6477, sponsor: Southern Frontenac Community Services SYDENHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE monthly meeting at Library 7-9pm, new members welcome

Tuesday March 11 NORTHERN 5 DINERS, Ompah hall, noon, For those 50+, $10, reservations 279-3151 VERONA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, medical centre 9am-noon. For appointment call Bob: 613-376-6477

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Saturday March 15 ARDEN - HAM DINNER at Kennebec Hall, 5-6:30pm, sponsored by Arden & Community Wesleyan Church CLOYNE - ST. PATRICK’S DAY ALL GREEN POTLUCK BANQUET, Pineview Free Methodist Church, refreshments 5pm, dinner 6pm, all welcome NORTHBROOK - ST. PATRICK’S DANCE, Lions Hall, 8pm; late lunch, advance tickets $25 couple, $15 single; at door $30 couple, $18 single; 613-336-1573; sponsor: Land O’Lakes Lions PLEVNA - JACK’S JAM, Clar-Mill hall, 2-9pm; potluck supper 5:30pm; all welcome and all musicians, singers, dancers welcome to participate; sponsors: Clar-Mill Community Volunteers SHARBOT LAKE - BREAKFAST, Oso Hall, 8-11am, $7; 6-12yrs $3; pancakes, eggs, sausage, baked beans; sponsored by the Lions SHARBOT LAKE - ST PATRICK’S DAY PARTY, at the Legion, entertainment TBA

Sunday March 16 HARROWSMITH - HAM DINNER Golden Links hall 4:30-6PM, $13, Brenda 372-2410 LANARK – PANCAKE BREAKFAST, Foy Hall, 9am-noon; $5; 6 to 12yrs $2; 5 & under free; sponsored by Sacred Heart Parish,

Tuesday March 18 HARROWSMITH - CASH BINGO Golden Links hall, early bird 7pm, call Brenda 3722410. KENNEBEC DINERS, noon, Arden community hall, for those 50+, $10, reservations required: 613-279-3151 PLEVNA – CLAR-MILL COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS meeting 7pm Clar-Mill Hall, all welcome VERONA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Annual General Meeting starts w/ potluck at 6pm; Verona Cattail Festival meeting follows AGM, all welcome, Lions Hall, info Wayne Conway 613-374-3807

Wednesday March 19 BEDFORD DINERS, noon, community hall, for those 50+. $10, reservations requ’d: 613279-3151 INVERARY DINERS, noon, United Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613376-6477 SHARBOT LAKE - POVERTY LUNCHEON & LENT DEVOTIONS noon-1pm, United Church; free will offering for food bank, all welcome

Thursday March 20 DIABETES EDUCATION SESSIONS, Verona Medical Clinic, 9am-noon, free, please register: Anne MacDonald 613-544-3400 x 3589. HARROWSMITH DINERS, noon, Free Methodist Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations required 613-376-6477. SHARBOT LAKE - CENTER STAGE CAFÉ at Legion, Feral Five, Ann Archer, Andrea Jones, Logan Murray, Julia Schall, 7–9:30pm, $4.

Team Purple at the Tug-o'-War event L-r, Chris Quesnelle, Alex Dubien, Rudy Weinberger, Brandon Jackson and Sydney Buckler get in one last game of shinny with Riley Teal

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crew of utility arborists with Hydro One who have been working in the area for a four-week stint, recently discovered the outdoor rink at Tichborne and have been meeting there regularly after work to play. Young hockey buffs in the area have enjoyed their friendly camaraderie on the rink and the chance to test their skills on this group of enthusiastic players. The crew, whose members hail from places as far away as Wakefield, Quebec, Lindsay, Havelock, Oshawa and Cobden, love nothing more than ending their day with a friendly game of shinny and they say that have been welcomed to the area and treated very well. The crew spent four months prior to this winter working in and around the area last spring and summer. This time around they made Tichborne

their crew's headquarters and were living in Burridge. During their time here they have been taking advantage of the many activities Central Frontenac has to offer and have fished, boated, and ATVed. Locals gave the crew the scoop about the rink and Riley Teal of Tichborne said he and his friends have enjoyed their games together. “They are nice guys and pretty good players and they beat us last night.” Chris Quesnelle of Hydro One said he and his crew were sad to be leaving the area. “We're really going to miss the rink and playing with the kids and unfortunately it is not likely that we will be lucky enough to find another rink like it where we are heading." The crew have since headed to Havelock but expect to be back in the area at a later date.

Outdoor fun in the winter sun U by Julie Druker ndaunted by sub-zero temperatures, senior students in grades nine through twelve at Granite Ridge Education Centre in Sharbot Lake spent most of last Thursday out of doors competing in their annual winter carnival. The carnival, which has been going on for years at the school, involves the school's colour houses competing in a number of winter activities including tug-o'-war, a relay race called Dizzy at the Bat, curling on the ice rink, egg toss, and a game called circle soccer. The student body is divided into four colour teams: gold, purple, crimson and cobalt, and they compete all year long at a number of different special event days at the school, with the year-end victors winning the school's colour house cup. The winter carnival is one of the biggest events in the school-wide competition. Due to the cold weather the elementary students, who also take part in the competition, will be holding their winter carnival when the

weather is not as cold. GREC math teacher Mike Smith was overseeing the tug-o' -war event where two teams went head to head in a number of different matches that had the teams relying on strategy in addition to pure strength to pull the opposing team over to their side of the line. Despite the frigid temperatures the students rose to the challenge and though some who forgot to don mitts suffered chilly digits, the snowy field behind the school where the events took place was filled with cheers and laughter.

OPP reportS On February 27, police executed a search warrant at a residence on Battersea Road. Officers seized quantities of cocaine, marijuana, marijuana plants, cannabis resin, and prescription pain medication. Two adult residents have been charged with offences in relation to the seized property.


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n February 28, the The website Pulmoday of the depic semi-final game scribes it as a condition with the United States, in “which the lung tissue many of us had one becomes thickened, stiff, ear, or both eyes, on and scarred. The medithe fate of the Canadical terminology used to an men’s hockey team. describe this scar tissue February 28 is also is fibrosis. The alveoli (air Rare Disease Day in sacs) and the blood vesCanada and to mark sels within the lungs are the day, Jacqui Bowresponsible for delivering ick, who suffers from oxygen to the body, inPulmonary Fibrosis cluding the brain, heart, (known as IPF Idio- Jacqui Bowick and MPP Randy Hillier and other organs. All of pathic Pulmonary Fithe body’s functions depend upon delivery brosis) marked the day by presenting a peti- of a steady supply of oxygen. As lung tissue tion to MPP Randy Hillier in his Perth office. becomes scarred and thicker, it is more difThe petition, which had 650 signatures ficult for the lungs to transfer oxygen into the gathered mostly in Smiths Falls where she bloodstream. As a result, the brain, heart, lives, asks the provincial government to and other organs do not get the oxygen they add a drug, pirfenidone, to the Ontario Drug need to function properly.” Plan. Pirfenidone has been approved for use Because there is no known cause for the in Canada as a treatment for mild to moder- condition doctors call it Idiopathic Pulmoate IPF, but at a cost of $42,000 per year it is nary Fibrosis (IPF). Treatments range from unaffordable for many IPF patients. using steroids and other drugs, including pirJacqui Bowick took a two-week course of fenidone; however lung transplants give the pirfenidone, but she had an allergic reaction most success in prolonging the lives of those to it, so it is not an answer for her, but none- with the condition. theless she has continued to advocate for it Jacqui Bowick has been able to use the to be covered by the Ontario Drug Plan. swimming pool in Smiths Falls where she “A lot of other people can be helped by it, does a water aerobics class with the aid of an but at that cost it is out of reach for so many oxygen machine that they have allowed into sufferers,” she said, when interviewed over the pool area for her, and she travels weekly the phone after presenting the petition. to Ottawa to participate in a pulmonary reJacqui Bowick, who is now 49, did not al- hab program that is designed for patients ways suffer from IPF. with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder She worked as a nurse's assistant and in (COPD), which has been helpful to her. a pharmacy in the 1980s and 90s. Then she In May she might be travelling to Toronto went back to school and eventually landed to undergo a battery of tests in order to try what she calls her “dream job”, working in and get on the lung transplant list. the administration office of the Ottawa-Car“The problem is that sometimes you are leton School Board. not sick enough to get on the list and then A few years ago she developed breath- you can be too sick or can have to wait too ing problems, and in 2010 she was mis- long, so it is difficult,” she said. diagnosed, twice. At first, doctors thought Jacqui Bowick says that she used to have she had bronchitis and then they thought an "A" type personality, but IPF has taken she had asthma but she did not respond to that away from her. She has, however, betreatment. “Because rare diseases are so come an “A” type active advocate for those uncommon the system is not set up to detect with the condition. In addition to participating them. They naturally look for the common in pubic functions and delivering the petition diseases first, and until I got a diagnosis I to MPP Hillier, she also keeps a blog about did not know what was wrong,” she said. the trials and successes of people facing Since then she has been learning a lot the daunting prospect of fighting for every about how to live with her condition, which is breath, which comes with IPF. The blog is at not easy to treat and does not have a good long-term prognosis.

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n Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at approximately 5 p.m. police responded to several serious incidents in the Tamworth area. The OPP is investigating the death of two adult males, one of whom has been identified as 70-year-old Charles (McLeod) Thomas of Erinsville. Mr. Thomas was found dead in his home. The Special investigations Unit (SIU) issued a statement saying that police found the other adult male dead near his vehicle shortly after the initial shootings. The officer had located the vehicle on Highway 15 about 16 km north of Tamworth. The officer exited his cruiser and was approaching the vehicle when a gunshot was heard. A tactical unit was summoned to the scene and found the suspect, 59-year-old Morton Lewis, dead in the bushes a short distance away from the vehicle. He was the suspect in the shooting death of Mr. Thomas and a string of violent incidents during the day. Another adult male, a volunteer firefighter, was shot in the arm by the suspect and an adult female suffered a broken ankle and was choked by the suspect after he rammed her car with his pickup truck. They were transported to hospital.

distracted driving victims have died. "The number of people these irresponsible drivers have had a profound and devastating impact on is in the thousands,” said OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair. The OPP is asking every driver to pledge to never text or talk on the phone, and for members of the public to speak up if they are a passenger in a vehicle whose driver is using his/her phone or engaged in other forms of distraction, and to regularly encourage their friends and family to not be distracted while driving.

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on the counter during prep. Hilary's dessert won the most points awarded in the taste category for the dessert portion and the judges told us that of all of the schools who took part, we demonstrated the best cooperation and communication skills.” Kaitlyn said the cooperation aspect likely resulted from the fact that she, Cadence, and Hilary had all worked together previously at the former Rising Bun Bakery in Sharbot Lake. That and the fact that Joelle Parr was a great addition to the team. While Kaitlyn admitted that it was a bit of a disappointment not to win, she said that the experience was a fun and rewarding one. “I learned a lot about taking the lead in certain situations and how to collaborate with others.” Asked if she plans to pursue studies in the culinary arts, she said that that would be unlikely. “I don't think that I fit in that well to a kitchen environment and I don't think that I have the creativity as far as food goes that you need to have.” However, she encourages students who may be interested in taking part in the competition to do so. “It was a very worthwhile experience and a really fun way to challenge yourself in a new and interesting way,” she said.



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Market growing for craft beer: FAB wants in by Jeff Green eer is the most perfect food. It’s full of vitamins and minerals; it’s made from grain and it has been around longer than just about any other agricultural product,” says Bill White, who has spent 37 years in the brewing industry. White now teaches at Niagara College and judges at some of the larger beer competitions in Canada and the United States. Through his work with the Ontario Craft Brewers (OCB), he is also an advocate for the craft brewing industry in Ontario, which has been growing in leaps and bounds in recent years, even as sales of mass-market beer have been more or less flat. Although there are brewers in most regions of Southern Ontario listed on the OCB website, including Toronto, the Golden Horseshoe, Southwestern Ontario and the National Capital Region, Southeastern Ontario is not listed. That is why the FAB (Food and Beverage) region, a cooperative formed by the Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDC) from Frontenac, Prince Edward, L&A, and Hastings Counties to promote food and beverage production, brought Bill White to speak to a gathering of brewing enthusiasts at the Sydenham library last week. Hosted by Anne Bill White




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Prichard of the Frontenac CFDC, the event was attended by brewers from throughout Eastern Ontario, including John Graham, the owner of Church Key Brewing Company of Campbellford. Bill White placed craft brewing within the context of the local food movement that has been sweeping through the region. “Artisanal foods and beverages are inextricably linked. Craft beer brings excitement with new experience. People want to enjoy food; they want to have an experience. They’ve travelled around Ontario and around the world and have tried interesting foods and interesting beverages and they will search those things out. The craft brewers are part of the local food movement just like the cheese-makers and sausage makers are, and they complement each other,” he said. The standing-room-only crowd in the library seminar room was heavily weighted towards enthusiasts from all around the region, and as far as promoting beer was concerned, Bill White did not have much convincing to do, so he moved on to the industry. In the 1800s, there were 2000 brewers in North America but by 1980 there were only 89, and of those only eight were craft brewers. Since then two things have happened. Those 89 large-scale brewers have consolidated into a mere handful, while the number of small-scale craft brewers has increased exponentially. In 1994 there were 537 brewers in North America, by 2008 there were over 1500, and by 2012 over 2100. “I expect that by the time the Denver Beer Festival [the premier annual gathering for the craft beer industry in the United States] rolls around this year there will be over 3,000,” White said. With 371 active brewing licenses, Canada is proportionally in sync with the United States. Ontario, which lagged behind Quebec and other provinces until recently, now accounts for 89 of those Canadian licenses, while Quebec is at 107. “There are some real success stories in Ontario in recent years,” he said, “but I would argue there is still room in the market for more breweries.” Looking atThe beer sales figures, he showed that while the increase in overall sales has remained in a very narrow range ONfrom increases of no more than 2% over8109 the Hwy last38,10Godfrey years, in any year to decreases of up to 1%, craft beer sales are increasing in excess Dualof Fuel10% per year. Although the sales only account for 5%Models of the market currently, they were only Available at 2% just a few years ago. “And even though the sales are going up [to over 11 million barrels last year] the percentage increase each year is not going down. Demand continues to grow each year and the great 613 thing is that it is all consumer-driven,” he said. 374-2566 The beer distribution system in Ontario has long been a OR 1-888-674-2566 barrier for craft brewers. The Beer Store system, formerly known as Brewer’s Retail, is owned by the major brewers and therefore has no economic incentive to promote the wares of its still small, but growing, competition. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario has taken on the Ontario Craft Brewing industry as a growth area, and there are more beers available than ever before. But for small brewers, alternative forms of marketing are

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essential. John Graham, from Church Key, said that the essential thing is brewing quality beer. “If the beer is good, people will come and find it, one way or another.” In order to help people find their beer, Church Key operates a pub, The Stinky Rose [beer and garlic, anyone?] and they sell their beer out of the retail store that is attached to the brewery, which is located in a former church. A few of their beers, particularly Northumberland Ale and Holy Smokes Scotch Ale, are available at selected Holy Smoke - the signature beer of LCBO stores, but Church Key Brewery - "A strong ale they produce a num- with interesting complexity building ber of specialty beers on the palate and yielding a memothat beer lovers need to search out, such rable finish. It takes one on a magic as their spicy Namas- carpet ride of satisfaction. " tale, and Friar Buck’s Will it ever be challenged by K&P IPA? Sarrasin Buckwheat beer. Sadly, three Church Key versions of the hoppy India Pale Ale, Hop Lust IPA, Black IPA and White IPA, are sold out. At the end of Bill White’s presentation the question of how much it costs to start up a brewery was raised. “There is no fixed answer to that. There are a lot of ways to start up a brewery. Some nano-brewers use extra capacity under contract at more established breweries until they can build up some capital and some market and then they start building on a very small scale, whereas others invest $500,000 or $1 million to get going. It also depends on location. Cities are different from rural areas,” Bill White said. Anne Prichard said that the members of FAB are all committed to helping with financing, either by providing advice and support in seeking bank loans or their own money lending capacities. To that end, they have created the icraft handbook and app that can be downloaded from their website, She said there are already a number of people who are thinking about starting up a brewery in the region, and the event in Sydenham last week was part of the process of helping bring a new and unique brewery to southeastern Ontario. However, Bill White had one note of caution. “You don’t start a brewery because you think it is a neat idea or because you think you can jump on a bandwagon and make a lot of money. It doesn’t happen that way, You need to have a passion for it, you need to want to spend 24 hours a day working on it.” Kennebec Cream Ale anyone? or perhaps K&P IPA is more your style? or Parham Imperial Stout …?

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