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Town Crier and Habitat volunteer, Paddy O’Connor along with Paige and Konner Roberts celebrated the family's new home in Tichborne at a dedication ceremony on April 26

Habitat home dedication by Julie Druker n April 26 a crowd of well wishers gathered outside the new Habitat for Humanity house in Tichborne to help the Roberts family celebrate the dedication of their new home. The family will be moving in on May 1. Donning a hard hat, Town Crier Paddy O’ Connor opened the ceremony, welcoming Chris and Jessica Roberts and their two young children, Konner and Paige, to “the humble hamlet of Tichborne” as the newest Habitat for Humanity partner family. Ron Ruttan, CEO of Habitat for Humanity/ Greater Kingston and the Frontenacs, spoke about the home, which is the 13th to date built by the organization and the first in Cen-


tral Frontenac. This was Ruttan’s first home dedication ceremony since taking his post as CEO in 2013. Ruttan thanked all the volunteers, local businesses and corporate partners who contributed building materials, labour, and financial donations, and the RBC, the organization’s leading and ongoing sponsors. He spoke of the outpouring of local community support for the build, and of the three fundraisers that took place last year. He thanked Mike McKenzie of Seed to Sausage for his event; the Dominion Lending Centers and Royal Lepage Pro-Alliance Realty for their Colonade golf tournament; and The Way

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fter several months of budget-crunching sessions between Staff and Council, North Frontenac managed to square the circle - almost, coming up with a 2014 budget that established a reserve for long-term infrastructure while keeping the tax increase to $150,000. This will translate to an average increase of 3% in local taxes, and an overall increase of 2.75% in the total tax bill once county and education taxes are included. But even as council members were passing this year’s budget, the spectre of 2015 was already in the room. A change in the municipal funding formula will almost certainly lead to a large increase in policing costs for North Frontenac, an increase that could dwarf all the cost-savings efforts of the township. “From where it stands now, the cost, which was $202,000 in 2013, could go up to as much as $1.1 million,” said Treasurer Angela Millar. The township receives money from the province to help cover a number of costs associated with being small, rural, and remote, a total of $1.07 million in 2014. But that funding program will not be increasing in coming years to compensate for the OPP cost increases that some municipalities will be facing. “The funding model is going to change and it is going to cost us more,” said Mayor Clayton, “but not all municipalities will see increased costs. Some will see savings, and those that are going to save money aren’t interested in working for a change to the formula.” The main driver of the increase in North Frontenac is the fact that, as it stands now, 73% of the policing costs will be allocated as a flat fee charged for every household in a municipality. Because of its seasonal na-

ture, North Frontenac will be billed for 3,471 households even though it has a permanent resident population of only 1,900 people. The other 27% will be based on service that is provided, which will be relatively low in North Frontenac where patrols are few and far between and police calls are rare. Through the Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario the township is working to suggest alternative ideas that will mitigate the costs, but time is running out, as a new plan is slated to be finalized in time to be implemented in 2015. “We are fighting this and will continue to fight it but we don’t seem to be getting anywhere,” said Clayton. Representatives from North Frontenac were scheduled to join with those from a number of Lanark County townships at a meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss options for OPP funding. Policing costs were one of many costs that were downloaded onto municipalities in 1998 as an offshoot of municipal amalgamation. Until then, policing in rural areas was fully funded out of provincial tax dollars. The change in formula is not tied to a change in service. North Frontenac is covered as a part of the Sharbot Lake sub-detachment, which includes Central Frontenac. One 24 hour a day car is assigned to the detachment. Service for Barrie Ward is partially provided by the Kaladar detachment. The township has dubbed today, Thursday May 1st as OPP Day of Action and is encouraging residents to contact government officials about the impact of the OPP funding changes. For contact information, go to

North Frontenac Food Bank finds a new home A

fter being hosted by St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Sharbot Lake, for many years, the North Frontenac Food Bank is moving to the back basement of the Village Courtyard at 1095 Garrett Street. Access is at the rear of the building. Among the advantages of the new space, which is being provided free of charge by the building’s owners, Rosemary and Bill Bowick, is the fact that it has electrical power. Kim Cucoch took over as food bank coordinator last September from Brenda Piat, who served in the role for many years. In the fall, she submitted an application to the Kraft Building Fund for physical improvements to the food bank. “We were one of only four food banks in Ontario to receive funding,” Kim Cucoch said, “and since the funding included money for a fridge and a freezer, as well as shelving, moving to a location with power and more space became a priority.” The money will also be used to repair the stairs at the new location, which will make it easier to access for seniors and others. Having a fridge and freezer will also allow the food bank to take full advantage of

its membership in the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB), which is able to access donations of eggs, milk, meat, poultry and frozen vegetables for its members. Demand for service went up last year, when a total of 89 families from North, Central and South Frontenac received food. Some of those families received food only once but others received food 12 times during the year. The food bank can be accessed by families as often as once a month. Since it is entirely supported by volunteers and administrative costs are kept at a bare minimum, “99% of the money we raise goes to food for our clients,” said Cucoch. One trend that has become more pronounced this winter is the increase in the number of seniors who have been accessing the food bank. “We continue to have families come to us for food, but with the high cost of heat this winter we are now seeing seniors in greater numbers than before,” she said. The North Frontenac Food Bank will be formally opening at their new location later this month. They have also established a new phone number, 613-532-8855, which is

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mong $71,000 in grants handed out by the Limestone Learning Foundation this week, Loughborough, Harrowsmith and Perth Road Public Schools, as well as Granite Ridge Education Centre, received grants. Loughborough Public School received $4,000 to support a project to mark the 100th anniversary of the school. In the 100 Years of Education For All project, special needs students in the school will take a leadership role in creating presentations about the history of the school using alternative media formats. The grant will be spent on software and hardware to support the project. Harrowsmith Public School is receiving $3,000 to purchase iPads for the “Look What I Did Today” project, which will be used in the kindergarten classes to facilitate the Reggio Ameila practice of student

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GREC opened too soon, and the young kids paid the price by Jeff Green ranite Ridge Education Centre is a few days away from its formal ribbon cutting/grand opening ceremony. The jury is still out, and likely will be for a few more years, about how good an educational and public use facility the school will be. In the short term, however, we know that the decision to open the school in January of this year was done at the expense of the elementary students who are now attending Granite Ridge. While hindsight is 20/20, a bit of foresight can still go a long way. About a year ago, when the 2014 school year was being planned by Limestone Board officials, a decision was made to open Granite Ridge in January of 2014, no matter what. There was another option at the time - leave everything as it was and keep Hinchinbrooke and Sharbot Lake public schools open for one more year. That may have added costs, but the advantage would


have been that elemetary students would have had a normal year of schooling. No one would have attended classes in a portable, as the combined group did up until Christmas. In September, they would have moved over to a completed school, including a proper bus loading zone, a yard to play in, etc. But that is not what happened. Instead, Granite Ridge was officially born in September of 2013. Hinchinbrooke students were squeezed into Sharbot Lake Public School, which had been outfitted with portables. This was supposed to have been the case for only two months, but it was clear from the start that Granite Ridge would not be completed in the fall. Later in the fall, with the new building still not ready, board officials must have felt they had no choice but to stick to the January opening precisely because they had closed Hinchinbrooke school. Having squeezed all the elementary students into an inferior facility after closing a better one, how could they leave them there for more than half a year?

Sharbot Lake Criminal Court - April 28 by Julie Druker Youth Matters One youth who has completed a diversion program had his charges withdrawn. Ongoing Adult Court Lawyer Michael Rode representing Jason McCullough, 35, who had a total of 12 charges against him including four counts of failure to comply with probation, two counts of theft under $5000, break and enter, and possession of stolen property, requested that the matter be transferred to Kingston for May 6 to set a trial date. McCullough will appear in Kingston Court at 9 AM in courtroom # 3. Duty counsel Mary Jane Kingston spoke on behalf of Sharron Quinn, 57 charged with impaired driving and operation of a motor vehicle over the 80 mg/100ml limit. Kingston requested to have the matter adjourned until May 26 in order for Quinn to obtain further

disclosure. Judge Wright granted the request and Quinn was ordered to appear in court on May 26. Christopher R. Bernard, 60, charged with impaired driving with blood alcohol over the legal limit, had his matter adjourned until May 26 so that further research be done before a plea is entered. Richard D. Vanness, 46, charged with possession of an illegal substance, is undergoing a four-month residential treatment program in Ottawa. His case was adjourned until May 26 on the understanding that he need not appear on that date if he continues in the program. Trial date set Steven Tonner, charged with a number of vehicle-related offenses, will have a trial with or without legal counsel on July 21.


When spring finally came, the demolition began, and the students are now going to school in a building that is still under construction, next to a demolition site. The idea behind Granite Ridge Education Centre is to establish a coherent, caring, school community where children who come from a geographically and economically diverse area can come together and learn. Certainly as far as the youngest of them are concerned, and some of these students were as young as three or four years old last September, the 2013-14 school year has been one of dislocation and confusion.

In any event, with Granite Ridge still under construction, the decision was made to start moving desks and everything else into the new building. They had come to the point of no return. The new school had to open on January 5. And, even though it was only under a conditional occupation permit, pending some still incomplete requirements, the students started attending the new building. Elementary students do not have a playground to play in. The small enclosure, which rumour has it has been nicknamed “the prison yard” by at least one of the teachers, is not a playground.

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he saga of the Ompah fire hall continues,” said Steve Sunderland, a local resident who was appointed by North Frontenac Council to spearhead a committee that has been developing proposals for improvements to the hall and the attached community centre. Given the task of designing a project that would satisfy the concerns of the firefighters, satisfy health and safety and accessibility requirements, and maintain the community hall for public use within a $180,000 funding envelope, Sunderland and his committee brought forward a proposal last year. However when the projects went to tender, local contractors did not submit bids, and the bids that were received were at least double the funding limit. “The bids were much higher than we anticipated and a good chunk of the money was taken up with project management and insurance costs,” said Sunderland. “What we are suggesting now is more like a barn raising, we are going to have volunteers manage a number of smaller projects, to eliminate the high cost of project management. We hope to take advantage of local expertise to get these done, and if we end up running short of money at least we will have made some important improvements.” Before outlining 12 different projects that are set to be undertaken this year and next, Sunderland pointed out that although there will be significant savings by having the township act as the contractor for these small projects rather than hiring a general contractor, “The township is assuming

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more risk. With a contract to a general contractor, when something goes wrong the general contractor is out of pocket; in this case it will the township,” he said. The first project in the sequence is the supply and installation of two new, electronically powered doors, to be overseen by Fire Chief Steve Riddell. “Provided Chief Riddell can find three quotes for this, it can be completed by the end of May,” Sunderland said. Among changes from the original plan, moving the bathroom to a new location as well as putting in a new floor are being put on hold. “When the time comes to do work on the floor we will look at where we are with the budget. We will either put a whole new floor in or we will repair the crack and low spot in the old one and try to create some positive drainage,” he said. Council approved the 12 project plans, and will be receiving updates on costing as the projects roll out. In addition to the $180,000 that the township has committed to the project, the Ompah volunteers are willing to put another $50,000 in and the township also has a small pool of money, about $10,000, which can go towards accessibility initiatives. The staff point-person on the project will be Fire Chief Steve Riddell. Chief Building Official George Gorrie has been consulted during the design phase, but since he will be enforcing the Ontario Building Code during the construction phase he will not be supervising any of the construction.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK – MAY 4TH to MAY10TH All residents are encouraged to ensure they have their 72 hour emergency kits checked and ready in the event of an emergency. The Emergency Response Plan can be accessed on our web site under ‘Living Here/Fire Services/Emergency Management’.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL • REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TR-14-01 BANKING SERVICES The Township is seeking proposals from Schedule 1 banks under the Bank Act within a 25 km radius of Township offices located at 4432 George Street in Sydenham. The proposal is for various banking services as outlined within the RFP. Interested financial institutions can access a copy of the RFP on our website under ‘Town Hall/Tenders’. Closing Date: 1:00 pm, May 14, 2014.

PROPOSED BUILDING BY-LAW AMENDMENT TAKE NOTICE, pursuant to section 7 (6) of the Building Code Act, S.O. 1992, that Council will be considering proposed additions & amendments to the Building By-law & associated permit fees at a Public Meeting on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm, in the Council Chambers located at 4432 George St., Sydenham. The proposed amendments to the Building By-law & associated fees are available at no cost from the Township office between the hours of 8:30 am & 5:00 pm., Monday to Friday or see our website under ‘News and Public Notices’.

2014 PRIVATE LANE UPGRADING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Township will pay up to 50% of the cost for Private Lane Upgrades that will improve access for Emergency Vehicles. Applications will be received until June 13, 2014 and can be found on the website under ‘Roads and Parking’.

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n request from North Frontenac Council, Erin MacDonald, a biologist from the Bancroft District office of the Ministry of Natural Resources, gave a presentation on the fish stocking program that the ministry undertakes each year, with a focus on the stocking it does in North Frontenac. The ministry stocks four species of Trout in North Frontenac (Rainbow, Brown, Lake and Brook) as well as Splake. “We use a calculation based on the size and character of each lake as it pertains to the species we are stocking to determine how many fish to stock in a given lake, and we stock every second year,” she said. Although the ministry does some stocking with a view to helping fish populations become more established, most of its stocking is directed at anglers, using what MacDonald called a “put, grow and take” logic. The lakes are stocked with young fish, which grow into a size that is desirable for anglers and then they are taken. “At public meetings like this I am always interested in hearing about the fishing on lakes to help us decide if we should change what we are doing on certain lakes. For instance, we stock Grindstone with splake, but are thinking rainbow trout might be more appropriate.” “Fishing splake in Grindstone is impos-

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However, Council had other thoughts about fish stocking and fishing tourism. “If we have 100 tourists coming to North Frontenac, 98 of them are coming to fish walleye or bass, and you are stocking trout,” said Gerry Martin. “The MNR is going in one direction, and our tourist operators are going in another direction. It doesn’t fit. COFA (Conservationists of Frontenac Addington) have asked the ministry if they can harvest walleye eggs from one lake, raise them and re-stock that same lake. The MNR should facilitate that,” said Councilor Wayne Good. “We would stock more walleye if stocking walleye was more effective, but it hasn’t proven to be effective." said MacDonald She said that people with information or an interest in the fish populations on North Frontenac lakes should feel free to contact her at the ministry office in Bancroft. Her detailed presentation is available on the North Frontenac website by typing “fish stocking” in the search bar

Ministry of Labour investigates fire department over ice rescue:

A year ago the township decided to get out of the ice rescue business, but in late March the Ompah fire crew was called to assist a severely injured snowmobiler on the ice at Sand Lake. The crews went on the ice, and eventually extricating him from the ice using the rescue basket in the department’s ATV. Police attended the scene as well and the man was transported to hospital in an ORNGE helicopter. A Ministry of Labour official visited the township two weeks later to investigate an anonymous complaint about the way the department’s ATV had been driven. As the result of the incident the township is reconsidering its safety protocols and is considering adding limited ice rescue to its definition of services offered.

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gift shops -- so I am certainly not "The Last Woman Standing," as the clip on Facebook suggests. I think the village of Arden comes off as less pretty and quite a bit less interesting than it is, but perhaps we should be grateful - a few more tourists would be nice, but we don't want to be crowded out. - Sarah Hale

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his TVO program is advertised as a "documentary". A documentary should be factual and it should be unbiased. The Lost Highway is factual but the reporting team stubbornly insisted on pursuing their chosen dramatic theme by selectively excluding aspects of the story vital to an unbiased depiction. Footage of the Friends of Arden was shot in a large, geothermally heated residence recently constructed on the shores of Kennebec Lake. Yet the reporters failed to include any aspect of this major area industry – attracting retirees who bring their life savings that flow into real estate, construction, technical infrastructure and continuing living costs. The video also selected personal drama rather than the socio-economics stemming from the natural riches bordering the lost highway, namely the richest natural lakeland landscapes and homesteads in southern Ontario. The Lost Highway fails to depict the current socio-economic-ecological complex that affects this strip of road. At least partly this was because the reporters mistakenly assumed that the fates of highway businesses gives all-powerful insight into a region's richness – past and future. With this "documentary" TVO taught viewers not to trust their documentaries but instead to watch critically for severe bias that can violate the "factual" criterion of documentaries. - Gray Merriam

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· On Sat. May 3, the Kennebec Recreation Committee is sponsoring the Annual Arden Trash Bash. Volunteers will gather at the Kennebec Community Centre at 9 a.m. where a route will be determined for you and you will receive some bottled water and Central Frontenac waste bags. All volunteers are welcome. Trucks and trailers are also needed to haul away the debris. · Also on May 3, the bus will leave from the community centre at 9 a.m. for those registered for the Gananoque Casino trip. Please call the Legion at 613-335-2737 to see if there are any seats still available. · The Arden and Community Wesleyan Church will re-open on May 4 for their regular worship services beginning at 9 a.m. On May 17, the church will hold their annual yard sale starting at 10 a.m. on the church grounds. · On Tues. May 6, the Arden Seniors “Happy Gang” will hold their monthly meeting starting at 11am. All young 55+ are welcome to join the Gang for a spirited meeting, and pertinent discussions followed by a potluck lunch. Following the meeting, the Arden Glee Club will assemble for their first session of 2014. · Beginner’s Tai Chi starts May 7, 9:15 a.m. at the community center. Regular classes will follow. · The Kennebec Recreation Committee is pleased to announce that a new children’s reading group will begin Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kennebec Communi-

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may 1, 2014 ty Centre. Supervised by Connie and Boyd Tryan, the story time sessions will bring stories to life through music, crafting and visual arts. Every child is welcome. · On May 8, 8 a.m. at Circle Square Ranch, the Economic Development Committee is planning a Business over Breakfast. Anne Prichard of Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation will be the guest speaker. Everyone, especially the Arden Business group, is invited to the ranch. The cost is $7 per person. · On Sat. May 10, the Kennebec Firefighters Relay for Life team will host an open doubles dart tournament at the Legion. Registration will begin at 9am, $10, with darts beginning at 10am. If darts is not your game, but you still wish to donate, there will be a bucket auction, a silent auction and a bake sale. Everyone is urged to support this cause.

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· It’s not too late to book a table at the GIGANTIC Spring Craft Sale taking place this Saturday at Grace Centre - inside and out. Tables are $15 (bring your own table and money is collected that day) to sell your wares - or just come to shop the huge selection of jewelry, crafts, baked goods, collectibles and so much more. This is sponsored by the Women’s Institute and Southern Frontenac Community Services. · Also on Sat. May 3, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Sydenham Legion is holding a Chinese Dinner and Quarter Auction with dinner starting at 5:30 and the auction beginning at 7pm. You must be 19 years or older to attend and tickets are just $15 for a great Chinese dinner. · Sun. May 4 the Sydenham Holiness Church will host “Our Journey Calls” (Kelly Nelles & family) at 7pm. Freewill offering, refreshments, all welcome; info: 613-376-6454 · St Patrick’s Church in Railton is holding a Bingo on Monday May 5 with the games starting at 7pm. All welcome. · Sydenham High School is showing off its wonderful new addition on Tuesday May 6 from 4:30 - 6:30. Come on out to see how the school looks now! · Next Fri. May 9, St Paul’s Anglican Church in Sydenham is holding its annual Fish Fry from 5pm - 7pm. Adults are $14 and kids are $6. Everyone is welcome. Bring your appetite! · The Sydenham Big Bike Event is being held on Mon. June 16 this year. This wildly popular event benefits Heart & Stroke Foundation and is looking for leaders or riders to join up. For more information on how to become a part of this worthwhile event please contact Katharine Wattie, 384-2871.


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· The Verona Bantam ball team will be holding a bottle drive this weekend to help raise money for team uniforms. If you have any empties you would like to donate please contact Mary Jo Dowker at 613-374-3275 to arrange a pickup. · There will be a Pampered Chef "Help Whip Cancer" fundraiser at Trinity United Church in Verona on Wed. May 7, 6:45pm - 8:45 pm, with keynote speakers, taste testing, Zumba demonstration and more. Contact Ali 613-374-3019 or Bev at 613-539-7356 for more info. A portion of the sales will be donated to the cancer society. · Prince Charles Public School is once again collecting clothes, shoes, purses, belts and textiles. If you are spring cleaning and want to get rid of some stuff, just drop it off at school. All donations gladly excepted till May 22. · A large crowd gathered Saturday evening at Rivendell Golf Club to celebrate the life of Bill Snyder. Many happy memories were shared. There was a special presentation by Jim Stinson and Ron Vanderwal on behalf of Frontenac Community Arena to Bill’s wife Sharon, to celebrate his contributions over the past 29 years of dedicated service to the arena.


613-372-0018 · St. Paul's United Church will be hosting their 4th Annual FUNtastic Street Fair and Sale on May 3 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Inside there will be a huge yard, book and bake sale. Outside there will be a kid's Fun Fair with over 20 games with prizes. Clowns, confections and a BBQ lunch. On stage will be family entertainment from 10 am to 2 pm, a magic show at 11:30 am and pony rides from 11 am – 1 pm. Please note that Church St. will be closed for this event. Anyone wishing to donate good quality items for the sale or to volunteer, please contact Marni, 374-9929 or Suzanne, 386-7751. · The Sydenham Women's Institute will be holding their Craft, Bake & Plant Sale on May 3 from 9am–2pm at the Grace Centre. A selection of jewelry, jams and pickles, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, paintings and more will be available. This sale is in conjunction with Southern Frontenac Community Services. For information, go to


613-335-4531 email: · Sympathy to the family of Leo Arney, who recently passed away. · Our sympathies to the family of Betty Raymond. She was the partner of Tim Barker. · Land O'Lakes Public School grade 7/8 class is having a yard sale on Sat. May 10 at the school to raise funds for their year end trip.

· Happy birthday to Marcie Sully, Tammy Dupuis, Lois ParrAnsley, May Meeks, Graham Hart, Christine Scott, Jason Bernard, Fred Hawley, Florence Hymers. · Many relatives and friends attended the celebration of life for Bill Snyder on April 26 at the Verona Golf Course. Bill's wife Sharon and nieces Jacy and Nicki greeted everyone. Bill will be missed by many. · On April 27 the Sharbot Lake and District Lions held a country music jamboree at the Land o' Lakes Public School. Many talented musicians performed such as 'Stompin Jon", Dallas Arney, 'Old Habits", Jessica Wedden, etc. Fred Brown was the M.C. Many enjoyed dancing to the music and wow! could Jim Kelly step dance to the fiddle music. A great time was had by all and many went home with door prizes.

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· Fri May 2 is the Bolingbroke Café at the ABC Hall from 7 - 10 p.m. with Bob Spelled Backwards (brothers Noah and Japhy Sullivan), who will be joined by Maddie Field-Green and Philip Schleihauf in a group called Conspiracy of Sound. These talented young musicians will be playing many original compositions. $10 at the door. For more information, contact Mike Erion 613-273-8718 or · The Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra will be holding a fundraising Jam-a-Thon at the Maberly hall on Sun. May 4 from 12 noon to 7pm. All musicians are invited to drop in and join the fun any time during the jam-a-thon and the public is invited to come and listen too. To obtain a sponsor sheet contact Wolfe at or at 613-273-3986. · If you are the caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, there will be a seminar called "The Effects of Caregiving on the Health of Caregivers; Compassion and Fatigue" May 8 at the Carleton Place Community Centre, 75 Neelin St., 9:30am-3pm; $10 includes lunch. Contact Jan Watson, 613-256-1031 x 39; · Tay Valley Township will soon have a new website. They


· For the first time in quite a long time, Verona has a Bantam Boys Softball team. In order to buy equipment and uniforms for the team the organizers are holding a bottle drive this weekend. If anyone has empties that they would like to donate, the organizers will arrange a pickup. Please call 613374-3275 or · I just watched an episode of Survivorman. The Discovery Channel program features survival expert Les Stroud living in the wilderness without food, shelter or equipment. In this episode he came upon a field of cattails and was absolutely delighted. He spent five minutes expounding the virtues of cattails and their many uses; they also provided him a tasty meal. It is nice to know that our cattails are much appreciated. · St. Paul's United Church, Hwy 38, Harrowsmith, will be hosting the 4th annual FUNtastic Street Fair and Sale on Sat. May 3 from 9 to 2 p.m. Huge indoor yard, bake and book sale. Outside kid's fun fair with over 20 games with prizes. Clowns, confections, BBQ lunch. Stage with family entertainment from 10-2. Magic show at 11:30. Pony rides from 11-1. Church Street will be closed for this event. · Our sympathy to the family of Thomas Glenn Connell who passed away peacefully in his 69th year on April 23. Glen is survived by his loving wife, Gloria and his children Bob Vrooman, Stephen Vrooman, Pam Connell and Grant Connell. Glen was an avid member of the Verona Lions Club. · Frontenac Farmers Market will be open for the season on Sat. May 3. Their new location is at Prince Charles Public School. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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or their spring production, pressed with venue restrictions, the NFLT chose well with their pick of two short one-act comedies by Norm Foster, which were presented on April 25, 26 and 27. The two plays, which called for small casts, simple costumes, and pared down sets, lighting and sound, were all cleverly adapted to the smaller stages of the Crossing Pub and Oso Hall where the three performances took place. The plot lines of the two plays were anything but simple and the players rose to the challenge, bringing lots of life and laughter to the three well-attended Back row, l-r, Craig Godfrey, Brian Robertson, Jeff Siamon, John Stephen, John Pariperformances. Real-life couple Kathy and Noel selli; front row, l-r, Ellie Steele, Kathy Bateman, Noel Bateman, Andrea Dickinson, Barb Bateman were both wholly believable Matson and Karin Reynolds. and hilarious as Lacey and Miles in many chances to shine. One of their funniest scenes octhe first play "My Narrator". The plot tells of their attempts curred when Bob was making passes at the normally headto surmount the usual and more unusual hurdles of dating. strong and self-possessed Barb, who melts like a flower She, a struggling, well-mannered and earnest painter, and when Bob takes a shine to her. Similarly, the sudden aphe a scruffy, poor-mannered but good hearted lay-about pearance of the two, all flustered and flummoxed after a pashoser, appear to be making headway in a new romance until sionate behind-the-tier romantic tryst, was one of the play's the voices in their heads (their narrators) vie for the upper funniest moments. hand. First it is Lacy's narrator Barb, played to great comic effect by Andrea Dickinson who discourages Lacy's interest in Miles. The situation becomes even more complicated and hilarious as Miles acquires his own narrator Bob, played by John Stephen. The play uses the narrator premise to great comic effect with Lacy and Miles either vehemently opposick Law, the sole owner and operator of RL Classic Lawing or coming under the spell of their individual narrators, less Paints in Godfrey, is as passionate a business ownwho throughout the play stand behind them on a cleverly er as there can be. And to help spread the word about his constructed two-tiered set. The plot becomes increasingly new business, Law opened up his body shop and warehouse confused and comedic as narrators Barb and Bob begin to showroom to guests at an April 26 event he called “Cruise fall for one another. In”. His business is located at the old Howes property at the Some of the highlights of this production included Lacy's corner of Westport Road and Highway 38 in Godfrey right unbridled disgust with Miles' choice of restaurant with its across from McGowan's store. Law bought the circa 1880s strange and sticky menus. Similarly Miles' fizzy beer scene property and buildings when they went up for auction last appeared ingeniously ad-libbed with perfect comic effect by year, knowing that the property would be perfect for his new both Batemans who rose to the challenge and remained in body shop and classic car restoration business. “A lot of peocharacter, making what might have been an awkward on- ple looked at it and walked away but I could really see the stage moment, a very hilarious one. Kathy was perfect as potential in it,” Law said at the event. the earnest, sometimes sweet, but often shocked Lacy, and Law, who has been in the car body and restoration busiNoel was cast perfectly as the slovenly, oddly likeable good- ness for over 35 years, said he got a very early start. “I began hearted hoser Miles. at 18 and started just sweeping up shop floors. From there I Similarly, Andrea and John as the narrators were given slowly moved up and painted my first vehicle when I was 19

In the second play, "The Death of Me", Norm Foster proves that death can indeed be the springboard to many belly laughs. The play opens with the black-winged, heartless, sarcastic and very business-like Angel of Death, played masterfully by Ellie Steele, who brushes aside the bumbling confused concerns of a very ineffectual John Adderly, also perfectly cast and played by Craig Godfrey, who appears in her office out of the blue after suffering a deadly aortic aneurysm. After the angel coldly but clearly explains his unfortunate demise, Adderly begs for a chance to go back to earth to spare his mother the pain of finding his dead body. The angel eventually agrees but with one catch; that the saintly John tell off the fiancée who left him, in the angel’s words, “like a shovel at the altar”. In that meeting John's loud-mouthed, brash and bullying fiancée Cassie, played to great effect by Barb Matson, demonstrates her desperate inner loneliness in a quick turnaround that lasts just a short minute before she reverts to her usual self. Next John meets with his doctor to find out why the doctor did not properly diagnose his deadly heart ailment at an earlier check up. Veteran NFLTer John Pariselli nailed the stereotypical accent, mannerisms and attitudes of a doctor who thinks more about cars, money and the quality of the table service he gets than the health of his patients. The kicker comes at the play’s end when everyone gets their just desserts: the Angel of Death welcomes the doctor to her office and John is granted a second chance at life. Both plays were immensely enjoyed by the audience, who showed their appreciation by their laughter throughout the performances.

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sion for what he does. Old iconic gas station signs and historic corner store and railroad items hang on the building's wooden rafters. The warehouse will be where Law does his metal prep and fabricating. A second building on the property houses a professional paint shop and inside is a brand-new down draft paint booth that Law built himself. Law is an artist when it comes to painting cars and he said he loves creating the artwork. “I love layering paint and creating 3D images.” He does custom paint work and custom writing as well as standard designs like pin striping, realistic flame work, snakeskin and marbleizing. He often uses positive and negative gels to get the effects he is after. Law is already becoming well known to classic cars lovers and owners in the area, many of whom brought their cars to the event to be displayed. His advice to those considering restoring an old classic car is: “Get ’er done. Old cars are fun and great to look at. Everyone loves them and if you don't do it now, you probably never will.” Rick’s shop is located at 16 Westport Road in Godfrey. He can be contacted at 613-374-1086.

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Executive and directors of the new Federal Liberal Riding Association of Lanark Frontenac with the two current candidates, (back row l-r) Phil Somers and Philippe Archambault by Julie Druker erry Fast, president of the new federal Liberal riding association, was all smiles at an event at Sydenham Grace Centre on April 27. Fast said the event was “a birthday party of sorts” to welcome Liberal supporters from in and around the community to celebrate the creation of the new Lanark Frontenac riding, which now includes all of Lanark County and stretches south in Frontenac County to the 401 just north of Kingston. Fast said he is excited with this new fresh start. “Things are changing and the Liber-


als are high in the polls right now and we're hoping to see a Liberal MP here after the 2015 federal election.” In attendance were numerous local politicians sporting their red colors including provincial Liberal candidate Bill MacDonald along with other municipal candidates from the area seeking office this October. The two current federal candidates vying for nomination in the riding were also in attendance. Phil Somers of Sydenham is one who is seeking the federal Liberal nomination. Somers, a retired air force pilot, spent 28

years in the Canadian Air Force. He also worked at the Royal Military College in Kingston and at the National Defense Headquarters as a staff officer for space plans, and also with NATO for six years on ballistic missile defense. Somers said he has become increasingly concerned politically about "what is happening to our government and economy.” Somers cited a survey of residents in the former riding showing that their number one concern was “the state of our democracy”. “My main thrust will be first to help fix the democracy in Ottawa and then

Addington Highlands Public Library’s 1st Walk-Run-Bike-A-Thon on April 26 from Flinton to Deerock Lake and back was a great success, raising $3,469 for a gazebo at the Flinton Library. Special thanks to all who participated in and donated to this event. - submitted by June Phillips to address the specific issues of Lanark and Frontenac." The second candidate, Philippe Archambault, lives with his wife and three young children in Inverary. Originally from Montreal, Archambault worked for years in Britain and now works at SLH Transport in Kingston as their performance analyst Archambault has been attending local municipal council meetings and has plans to visit every single one in order to get acquainted with

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his year’s Spring ATV Run in Ompah on April 26 attracted over 700 participants to the scenic wilds of the north country for what has become an annual event for avid ATVers. Riders from as far away as Renfrew, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Orillia, and Barrie enjoyed the 85 kilometre run, which began at the Double “S” Sports and Marina in Ompah and wound along the muddy and sometimes still snowencrusted trails to Calabogie and then back again. Dennis Bedard and Rose Boivin of Double “S” Sports and Marina are the backbone of the event and they helped found it approximately eight years ago. Lindy Hay, another of the organizers, said that over 50 volunteers help put on the run and that many new riders participated this year. The event is put on by the Ompah Community Volunteer Association and ticket proceeds go to the association, who support community events; the community hall; local fire departments in North Frontenac through educational scholarships and equipment purchases; and local residents in need of help. Organizers also open the ride up to several local charities. This year they invited members of the North and Central Frontenac Relay for Life committee to provide riders with a trail lunch. Similarly the organization Ride For Dad took pledges to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. Students from Clarendon Central Public School also were on site offering a $5 ATV bike wash to support events at the local school.

As well, following the run, riders enjoyed a chicken dinner with all the fixings at the Ompah community centre that was put on by Snow Road’s F.L.A.G. Ladies. Riders had a chance to win numerous prizes donated from sponsors, including helmets, back racks and an ATV snow plow. The Ottawa Valley ATV Club was also on board this year as a sponsor and members manned check points on the trail, had gas on hand and helped a few riders who were stuck in the mud. The association's Fall ATV Run will take place in Ompah on Sat. Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The prizes will include a $3500 gift certificate

the councilors and with the current local issues. On that subject he said he is aware of the need for affordable housing and better health care for those living in rural communities. He believes that his youth and young family are representative of the new excitement that the Justin Trudeau Liberals are

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ARNEY, LEO - Peacefully, at the Pine Meadow Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in his 80th year. Loving father of Crystal, Lorne and Randy. Pre-deceased by his son Kenneth. Leo will be missed by his sister Crystal Gurnsey of Kingston and be always be cherished by his grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life for Leo will take place at the Pine Meadow Nursing Home, 124 Lloyd St. in Northbrook on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10:00am. Burial of his urn will follow at Henderson Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements in the care of Milestone Funeral Center, Northbrook.


Donald L. Smith (Don)

Milestone Funeral Center PLATZ, Gladys Mabel (nee Burgess) passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in her 80th year. Loving wife of Philip for over 61 wonderful years. Dear mother of David (Karen) Platz of Kingston, Phyllis (Ellis) Kendrick of Kitchener and Loretta (Curtis) Grant of Denbigh. Cherished grandmother of Adam (Sarah), Nicholas, Tracy (Chris), Crystal (Dave), April (Ryan), Curtis Jr. (Melissa), Corey (Jessica) and remembered forever by her great-grandchildren Aubree, Isla, Emily, Abby, Ceanna, Harmony, Colton, Carter and Paige. She will be sadly missed by her brothers Norris (Elsie), Lloyd (Lorna) Burgess, Bill (Barbara) Burgess and her sisters Irene Malcolm, Donna (Edmond) Kauffeldt and Doreen Burgess. Pre-deceased by her parents Alfred & Jean Burgess, her brothers Fred, Elwood and sister Beatrice Jackson. Fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law Muriel, Pat, brother-in-law Floyd Jackson and her many nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends at St. Luke's United Church, Denbigh on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 11am until the Celebration of Life Service at 12:30pm. Refreshments & fellowship will follow the service prior to the interment of the urn at Vennachar Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute in her memory to the Diabetes Association through Milestone Funeral Center (613-336-6873).

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(Veteran of Korean War) Peacefully at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Kingston, on April 21, 2014 in his 89th year. Survived by wife Bessie. Father of Linda (Dan), Cathy (John), Shelley (Marc). Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Sheri and Steven and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. Friends will be received on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 am to 11 am. Sharbot Lake Legion Branch 425 will hold a Legion service at 11 am followed by Celebration service at 11:15 am. Many thanks to doctors and nurses and palliative care at St Mary’s of the Lake Hospital for the wonderful care. Special thanks to Melanie and Lori from St Elizabeth's and Lillian from Red Cross. Donations to Legion Branch 363 Madoc or charity of your choice. On line condolences at

England, Shirley (nee VanAlstine) Peacefully in the Perth Hospital, Monday April 28, 2014, Shirley passed away with her loving family by her side at the age of 75 years. She was the loving wife of Victor England, most cherished mother to Rick (Gwen), Jean (Brian) Barrie, Gordon, Ethel (Steve) Barbary and Anita (Lynn) Cooper. Shirley will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Greg (Jilene), Graham (Jennifer), Amanda (Billy), Angela (Jonathan), Ashley (Adam), Tyler (Chelsea), Travis (Jessie) and Jordan and great grandchildren Mason, Dylan, Logan, Andrew, Lauren, Jackson, Reid, Ethan and baby "Y" who she was anxiously awaiting. She was sister of Harold, Ernie (Joyce) VanAlstine, Irene (Wayne Turk) Kirkham, Bonnie (Earl) Foster, late Violet (late Floyd) Kirkham, Art (Rita) VanAlstine, Cliff (Alice), Bud (Sandy), late Ken, late Gordon, Donnie (Josephine) VanAlstine. She was sisterin-law to Opal, Marjorie and Vivian VanAlstine, Merv (late Josephine), Bob (Doreen), Garnet (Claire) and Jim (Barb) England, Dorothy (Gerald) Burke and Janice (Don) Peters. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Donald and Jean (Allan) VanAlstine, and infant son Keith, father-in-law William England and mother-in-law Edna England and step grandson Ron Cooper. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the chapel Thursday at 10:30 A.M. Interment Zealand United Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. For condolences visit our website at


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In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather “Pa”, who joined the angels May 1, 2006. This day is remembered and quietly kept No words are needed, we never forget For those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day. Always loved and greatly missed by your loving wife Thelma (Queeny), Donna, John and families. “Keep Smilin”

CAMPSALL, George - In loving memory of my husband, best friend and soul mate who left us five years ago, May 5th, 2009. You will never be forgotten For though we are apart You are always and forever Alive within my heart. Sadly missed, lovingly remembered Doris

CAMPSALL, George - In loving memory of our very special dad, grandpa and great grandpa who left us May 5th, 2009. Although your smile is gone forever and your hand we cannot touch, We will never lose the memory of you, that we love so much. We hold you close within our hearts, and there you will remain To be with us through our lives, until we meet again. Dearly loved and missed so much by Kim (Keith), Chris (Dale), Donna (Rick) and their families.

Goodberry, Leonard

In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who passed away April 28, 2008. Remember our Dad with a smile today, He wasn't one for tears, Reflect instead on memories Of all the happy years, Recall his laugh, the way he spoke, The funny things he did, His strength, his love, the way he joked, His eyes that shone with fun, So much of him that never died, He left for everyone. Thanks for the memories - Carol, Glenda, Michael, Tracie and families

Tay Valley ReUse Centre T

ay Valley Township is pleased to announce the official opening of the Glen Tay Re-Use Centre on Sat. May 3, 11 am. The centre accepts large and small items in good shape from Tay Valley residents. The items are sorted and put on display in the reuse “store” where visitors can take what they can use. The centre operates during the regular Glen Tay Waste Disposal Site hours. Anyone interested in volunteering for a shift at the Re-Use Centre should contact Phyllis James at 613-267-6495.



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Paul Hickey! IN MEMORIAM GODFREY In loving memory of Jim, who died suddenly on May 4, 1995. Gone, yet not forgotten, Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within me, Forever in my heart. Lillian

I remember Special Bothers... With Love Smith, Donald - May 1, 2006 Smith, Ray - February 2, 2013 Sweet, Richard - August 12, 2010 Hole, William - December 10, 1980 Remember them with a smile today, They were not ones for tears, Reflect instead on memories, Of all the happy years. The good times they shared with us, Their eyes that shone with fun, So much of them that never died, They left for everyone. Always loved and sadly missed, Dorothy

In Memory of Fern Hayes, who left us on May 5, 2011 We thought of you today But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow too We think of you in silence And make no outward show For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know Remembering you is easy We do it every day lt' s the heartache of losing you That will never go away Loving You always... Bill and Family

Harvey, Mildred Mae in loving memory of our dear mother, who passed away May 4, 2012 There is a bridge of memories From here to Heaven above That keep you very close to us It's called the Bridge of Love As time goes by without you And the days turn into years They hold a million memories A thousand silent tears To us you were so special What more is there to say Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. Missing & loving you always, your family.

A Promise for You "Jesus breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit! If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” John 20: 22, 23


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FIREARMS & HUNTER ED COURSES. Tamworth: Firearms Course – June 6 & 7; Hunter Education Course – June 13 & 14. Wild Turkey license examinations. Call Bill at 613335-2786 HUNTER SAFETY AND FIREARMS COURSES. Turkey Examinations. Please call for course dates and details. Call Richard 613-336-9875.

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At the lowest prices in the area. Trade-ins accepted on new appliances. Big selection to choose from. We Sell Gas Refrigerators For good used appliances in working order or not, but no junk please. VISA and MASTERCARD accepted. We have our own financing also. Shop at our competitors and then come see for yourself quality at low prices.


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AUTOMOTIVE KALADAR AUTO RECYCLING. We sell cars for under $1990 safetied & E-tested, low kilometres. We have good winter tires. We take trade-ins. 11520 Hwy 41; 613-336-9899; 613885-8644 KINNEY AUTO WRECKING Station Road, Kaladar. 4x4 trucks & parts for sale. Scrap cars, stoves, fridges wanted. 613-336-9272.

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

FLEA MARKET JP & TONI’S FLEA MARKET, 6107 Hwy 506 at Ardoch Road. Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun and holiday Mondays, 613-479-0341

FOR RENT 3 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS APT. in Arden, $900/ month inclusive. Bob Hawley 613-335-3878 COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE located on Hwy. 7 just east of the Junction of Hwy 38 and Hwy. 7. For further information, contact Ram at 613-279-2827 HOUSE FOR RENT in Henderson. Available approx. in June. Please call 613-374-3336 NEW 1200 SQ.FT. APARTMENT, 2 bedrooms, w/ high efficiency appliances, $750 + utilities. Plenty of parking. No pets, no smoking. Sharbot Lake, inquire @ 613-279-2085 STORAGE UNITS for rent in Mountain Grove. Bob Hawley, 613-335-3878

FOR SALE 2-DOOR WHITE FRIDGE, $300 or best offer. Dishwasher, white, $150, 613-279-2164 CENTRAL BOILER OUTDOOR FURNACES 2014 Winter Rebate. Save up to $700.Call for more information. Your local Dealer, Wood Heat Solutions, Frankford, ON, 613-398-1611; Bancroft, ON 613-332-1613. HOUSE IN MOUNTAIN GROVE and Duplex in Arden. For further details, call 613-335-3878 or 613-213-3055 POWERHOUSE GENERATOR, 2700 watts Inverter, low noise, 1.5 hp 150cc engine, textured handle, carry handle, electric start, still in the box, has not been used, $700! (reg. $1144.99 before tax), 613-279-2409 STERLING SILVER JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW, Saturday May 3, 2014, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Only at Nicole’s Gifts, 6709 Main St. Verona. 613-374-2323 YORKIE/CHIHUAHUA, 1 female & 1 male. 1 female Chihuahua. Ready to go, born Feb 18, 2014, $250 each. Call 613-279-2821

DOUG’S ANTENNA SALES & SERVICE Shaw Satellite TV SALE. Until April 30 get a FREE HDPVR and HD receiver rental for 2 years, with Free Installation. No Contract. No Credit Check. Call us at 613-374-3305 for details. We are your full service dealer for both BELL TV and SHAW DIRECT Satellite.

HELP WANTED INSIDE SALES STAFF REQUIRED knowledge of building industry required; Yourway Home Building Centre; 12767 Hwy 41 Northbrook, 613-336-2195

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

SERVICES DRYWALL AND PLASTER REPAIRS. Professionally trained. Drywall installation, old fashioned quality, three coat hand finishing. Free estimates. Call Rick at 613-375-8201. FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS, anything metal, free pickup, call 613-375-6377 KEVIN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Lawn Maintenance, Trees Cut, Woodsplitting, Snow Removal, Winter Roof Cleaning, Junk Pick-up & Disposal, Minor Building Repairs. Call Kevin 9am - 5pm, Monday-Friday. Please Leave a Message, 613-279-1901; 613-453-5896 PET SITTING in Mountain Grove. Going away? Let us help. Dogs, Cats, etc. Spacious, individual accommodations. Long walks. By appointment only. Laura Mills 613-335-3658. Evenings are best or leave a message.

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Colleen Steele 613-375-6219 Christine Teal 613-375-6525 · Sympathy to the family of the late Betty Raymond, who passed away this week. · Good luck to the Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer teams from GREC as they embark on their season 'em what you got! Track and Field practices are up and running for those at GREC - good luck to all those competing at the various meets in the area. · Hard ball practices are gearing up as well....let's hope the fields dry up nicely. · Villages Beautiful Parham would like someone to take over the grass cutting and flower planting in Parham. Contact Doris Campsall, 613-375-6206. · Congratulations to Danka Brewer on receiving the Limestone District School Board Award for Outstanding Service. · Thinking of you to Bob Greer, Ford Robinson, Rick England, Glen Campsall, Brianna Drew, Boyd Goodberry and Hunter Cooke · District #4 Recreation Committee is looking for volunteers to help with their Earth Day cleanup on May 10. They will be out and about starting at 8 am, beautifying the villages. If you able to assist, please contact any member of the Rec Committee · On May 10 June's Angels Relay for Life Team is holding a Mother's Day Supper. Bring Mom out and she will get a flower plus a chance on a draw, 5 - 7 pm at the IOOF Hall in Parham. · Central Frontenac Minor Softball Association is holding a Spring Fling dance at the Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake on May 10, 8pm, $10pp. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the executive. This is also the night that Tammy Dupuis will have her head shaved but we need to raise $2000 to make this happen!!! Come on please let's keep our kids playing ball!! · Land O'Lakes Public School grade 7/8 class is having a yard sale on Sat. May 10 at the school for their year end trip. · Happy Birthday to Tammy Dupuis, Sherry Whan, Jacqueline Vinkle, Nicole Power, Bonnie Lowery, Krista Bertrim, Hope Stinchcombe, Amy Cooke, Howard Bertrim, Don Vallier, Cindy Vinkle, Eddie Running Adams, Linda Petersen, Stan Stinchcombe, Lyann Smith and Sam Lusk. · Happy Anniversary to Butch and Linda Teal. · Welcome to Laurie and Arthur, who have taken up residence in Harold and Fannie Hamilton's house (formerly Vi Cooke's). Glad to see you both getting into the events


LOOKING TO BUY USED FIREARMS (rifles & shotguns) non-restricted. Please call 613-3362311 between 8am - 5pm with information. STANDING TIMBER, firewood, pine, cedar, bush lots. Free quotes, cash paid. Call 613279-2154.

FOUND set of keys with red key chain, left at the Frontenac News office on April 28; call 613279-3150

Verona - continued from pg. 5· Bellrock Hall presents Carolyn Hetherington in an autobiographical play titled “Women Who Shout at the Stars”. Hetherington has drawn a funny, affectionate, and inspiring portrait of two women (her mother and her nanny) who had a powerful effect on her life. Hetherington plays all three characters. Saturday, May 3 and May 10 at 7:30 p.m. Free will offering. · The Karaoke afternoon at Bellrock Hall that was scheduled for Sunday, May 4 has been postponed to May 25. · Sisters By Heart invite us to a Special Ladies Night Out on Mon. May 5. The theme is "Everything’s Coming Up Flowers" with speakers Lorraine Adams and Denise Frizzell; music by Summer Nicholas. Verona Free Methodist Church, 7 to 9 pm; tickets $5. For more info, call 613-374-1232 · Pampered Chef reps are holding a “Help Whip Cancer” fundraiser on Wed. May 7, 6:45 - 8:45 pm, Trinity United Church. A portion of sales will be donated to the cancer society. Info: Ali at 374-3019, Bev 539-7356. · The OPP are holding a Prescription Drug Drop Off Day on Sat. May 10. Bring old and un-needed prescription medications to the Frontenac OPP Detachment, 5282 Hinchinbrooke Rd between 9am and 4pm. A drive through and drop off service will receive the medications.

Job Opportunity Executive Director The Friends of Bon Echo Park is an association of over 100 volunteers who value teamwork and initiative in effecting change. Our mission is to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Bon Echo Provincial Park. The FOBE Board of Directors is seeking a highly motivated, committed and entrepreneurial Executive Director who can provide strong leadership to a diverse group of staff and volunteers. The Executive Director will be required to manage all operations, including financial and risk management, fund development, human resources, community relations and program development. This is a contract position commencing in July 2014 in a job training capacity as Executive Assistant (10 hours/week). It will increase to up to 20 hours/week commencing mid-September 2014 as Executive Director. A job description is available upon request: Please forward a resumé and cover letter by 4 pm, May 16. to: Friends of Bon Echo Park 16151 Hwy 41, Cloyne ON K0H 1K0. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

PAGE 9 in Parham. A great way to meet some of your neighbours. · The Celebration of life for Bill Snyder was held on the weekend. · Congratulations to Billy Young and Amanda England on their marriage. · Mayflower lodge #297 is sponsoring a movie night on May 17 from 7 - 9 pm at the Oddfellows Hall. Small charge at the door. · The Habitat for Humanity Home had their official celebration on Saturday. We welcome the Roberts family to the community. · Hats off to Team Kylie on another successful Dance at Sydenham Legion on Saturday night featuring our very own Shawn & Dave McCullough. Man, these boys can sing. The auction items were plentiful with lots of variety!!! Great job! · May 25 is the Annual Flea Market at Parham Ball Field from 10am - 2pm; bring your own table and goodies to sell

Northern Frontenac Community Services Day Care Assistant Contract June 23 to August 22, 2014 Minimum 30 hours per week Job Summary • Assist with programs & activities for children infant to 6. • To work 30 hours per week starting 23 June 2014 – 22 August 2014. • Supervision of program participants. Requirements • Courses completed towards ECE, CYW, B. Ed. • Current CPR and Basic First Aid qualifications • A clear police check. • All students must be at least 18 and returning to school full-time – Jobs Canada Grant requirement • 1 year direct experience working with children infant to 6 • Proven planning, organizational and implementation skills Deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday, 16 May, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Applicants may send or fax a resumé to: The Child Centre Susan Wilby, Manager of Licensed Programs 1004 Art Duffy Road Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 613-279-3355 (fax)

Northern Frontenac Community Services Youth Program Assistant Contract June 23 to August 22, 2014 Minimum 30 hours per week Job Summary • Assist with coordinating Summer Camp for children aged 6 – 12. • To work Monday – Friday starting 23 June 2014 – 22 August 2014. • Supervision of program participants. Requirements · Courses completed towards CYW or Recreation. · Current CPR and Basic First Aid qualifications · A clear police check. · All students must be at least 18 and returning to school full-time – Jobs Canada Grant requirement · 1 year direct experience working with children aged 6 – 12 · Proven planning, organizational and implementation skills Deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday, 16 May, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Applicants may send or fax a resume to: The Child Centre Maribeth Scott, Manager of OEYC/Youth Services 1004 Art Duffy Road Sharbot Lake, ON K0H 2P0 613-279-3355 (fax)




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Friday May 2 BOLINGBROKE CAFE, 7pm, ABC Hall w/ Noah & Japhy Sullivan, Maddie Field-Green, Philip Schleihauf, $10; info: Mike 273-8718; SHARBOT LAKE – DINNER at the Legion. 5:30–7pm Salisbury Steak

Saturday May 3 ARDEN TRASH BASH, meet at community centre 9am, sponsored by the Rec Committee ARDEN LEGION CASINO TRIP to Gananoque, departs 9am from community centre, $25, reserve seat: 613-335-2737 BELLROCK - “WOMEN WHO SHOUT AT THE STARS”, autobiographical play by Carolyn Hetherington, May 3 & 10, 7:30pm, by free-will donation; info: HARROWSMITH FUNTASTIC STREET FAIR & SALE, St. Paul’s United Church, 9am-2pm; yard, bake & book sale, kids’ fun fair, magic show 11:30pm, family entertainment 10-2; pony rides 11-1; games, BBQ; Marni 3749929 or Suzanne 386-7751. SHARBOT LAKE - SILVER LAKE POW WOW FUNDRAISER, St. James Major Catholic Church; Craft sale 10am-4pm, free admission; roast beef dinner 4-7pm, $15, $6 under 12; canteen all day, info Trudy 375-6356 SHARBOT LAKE - CHINESE DINNER & QUARTER AUCTION, Oso Hall 5:30pm, $15, sponsor: North Frontenac Community Services SNOW ROAD - FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST, for Melanoma, Snowmobile Club, 8-11am, 1106 Gemmills Rd. all welcome. SYDENHAM – COMMUNITY CRAFT FAIR, Grace Centre, 9am-2pm, crafts, baked goods, plants, collectibles, vendor tables $15, 3766477, 1-800-763-9610, sponsored by SFCS & the Women’s Institute SYDENHAM LEGION, Chinese Dinner & Quarter Auction sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary, 5:30pm, must be 19 yrs & up, $15

Sunday, May 4 BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, Bedford Hall 1381 Westport Rd, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel & more, $2, 613-374-2614 BELLROCK – KARAOKE, postponed to May 25 MABERLY - JAM-A-THON Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra fundraiser, community hall, noon-7pm; the public & players of all ages welcome; info: 613-278-2448; SYDENHAM HOLINESS CHURCH - “Our Journey Calls” (Kelly Nelles & family), 7pm,

freewill offering, refreshments, all welcome; info: 613-376-6454 WILTON – GOSPEL SING w/ John Reid & Eagle Band, 7pm, Standard Church, freewill offering, refreshments, info: 613-386-3405

Monday May 5 FLINTON - SOFTBALL, boys & girls ages 7-14, Rec. Centre, 7pm; info or to register please call - Robert 336-8898 or James 3368114; registration fee - $5; coaches & umpires needed; sponsored by Flinton Rec. Club. RAILTON – BINGO, St Patrick’s Church, 7pm. VERONA - SISTERS BY HEART, Free Methodist Church, 7-9pm, theme: “Everything’s Coming Up Flowers”, $5, info 374-1232

Tuesday May 6 ARDEN SENIORS “HAPPY GANG”, 11am, all 55+ welcome; potluck lunch follows; Arden Glee Club after lunch NORTH FRONTENAC GOLDEN FRIENDSHIP CLUB meets 1:30pm at Ompah Hall, all welcome SHARBOT LAKE 39ers potluck lunch 12 noon, downstairs, NF Telephone Office, zone rep speaking on zone rally; anyone 50 & over welcome; info Shirley Crawford 613-2792990; SNOW ROAD – KEENAGERS, 2-3pm, community centre, all are welcome SYDENHAM HIGH SCHOOL – DEDICATION CEREMONY of new addition 3-4pm; community open house 4:30-6:30pm

Wednesday May 7 ARDEN – CHILDREN’S READING GROUP, 6:30pm, community centre, stories, music, crafts, visual arts, every child welcome; sponsor: Kennebec Rec Committee SHARBOT LAKE - ALZHEIMER SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP, 1-3 pm, United Church hall, 613-544-3078 ext 203 SNOW ROAD – FOOT CARE CLINIC, community centre, appointment: 613-279-3151 SYDENHAM DINERS, noon, Grace Centre, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations 376-6477 VERONA - “HELP WHIP CANCER” Pampered Chef fundraiser, portion of sales donated to Cancer Society, Trinity United Church, 6:45-8:45pm; Ali 374-3019; Bev: 539-7356

Thursday May 8 LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUB Pine View Free Methodist Church, Cloyne, 7pm, Topic: “Permaculture” - the right soil for gardens.

Friday May 9 MCDONALDS CORNERS – CONCERT w/ Tracey Brown & Randall Prescott, MERA Schoolhouse 7:30pm, $20 SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, seniors’ centre, appointment: 613-279-3151. SHARBOT LAKE – YOUTH DANCE for grades 5-9, 6-9pm $6, Oso Hall, sponsored by Northern Frontenac Community Services SNOW ROAD SNOWMOBILE CLUB Annual General Meeting, 7:30pm, 1106 Gemmills Rd

Aftermath - Challenge with Digits This column by retired mathematician and seasonal Maberly resident, Edward Barbeau, is for your mathematical amusement. Its author is very happy to correspond with readers about mathematical matters, and hopes that the column will turn out to be a dialogue with readers of the Frontenac News. His email address is


he contest problem posed in the March 27 issue of the Frontenac News was to find the largest number with all its digits different and is the sum of two numbers that involve at most four distinct digits. Readers were invited to try to find fewer digits in the summands. The most insightful solution came from Doug Nuttall of Elphin, who shared his strategy for arriving at an answer. The largest number with all digits distinct is 9876543210, so this is the sum that we strive for. He builds up his answer step by step. To save on digits, we make the last digit of each summand 5: 5 + 5 = 10. Then 55 + 55 = 110 which makes at least the last two digits distinct. We want the hundreds digit of the sum to be 2,

which we can achieve by upping one of the 5s to a 6 in this place of the summands: 655 + 555 = 1210. Continuing on, we next have: 6655 + 6555 = 13210. Only two digits have been used in the summands so far, so we can now strategically introduce the digit 7. Eventually, we come to 77766555 + 776655 = 78543210. Note that, at this stage, the two summands involve only three distinct digits. Next up is 8887766555 + 88776655 = 8976543210. This gives a ten-digit sum, but it is not large enough. So we need to tinker a little to get 9777766555 + 99776655 = 9877543210. However the sum has two sevens and no sixes. But this is easily fixed by taking one million from the first summand: 9776766555 + 99776655 = 9876543210.

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Saturday May 10 ARDEN - DART TOURNAMENT at Legion, fundraiser for Relay for Life, sponsored by Kennebec firefighters, registration 9am, darts 10am; also bucket & silent auctions, bake sale; info: Jeannet 335-2744 BELLROCK - “WOMEN WHO SHOUT AT THE STARS”, autobiographical play by Carolyn Hetherington, 7:30pm, free-will donation; info: CENTRAL FRONTENAC MINOR SOFTBALL Spring Fling Dance, Oso hall, Sharbot Lake, 8pm, $10pp FERNLEIGH HALL – community volunteers first meeting, 10am at the school, new volunteers welcome, photos & memorabilia wanted; info: Paul Thiel 613-479-9988, NORTH FRONTENAC STAR GAZING PAD - 8:30pm, Astronomy Day: Aboriginal Sky Interpretation Night w/ Frank Dempsey; 5816 Road 506, free event; recreation.html DISTRICT #4 REC. COMMITTEE Earth Day Cleanup, 8am, volunteers needed PARHAM - MOTHER’S DAY SUPPER by June’s Angels Relay for Life Team, 5-7pm, IOOF Hall TWEED - MOTHER’S DAY TEA, 2-4pm; Land O’Lakes Curling Club, 301 St. Joseph St., $12; under 12yrs $8, tickets avail. at Addison’s Restaurant, Northbrook

Sunday May 11 BLUEBERRY MOUNTAIN guided Nature Walk fundraiser for Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust, registration 9:30am; soundscaping opportunities & hike 10am, suggested donation $10; under 12 free; 502 Hills of Peace Rd, Flower Station,; 259-3412. ENTERPRISE COUNTRY JAMBOREE, 1pm; Enterprise Hall, Youth Talent Competition, Open Stage; $8, entertainers free, sponsors: Newburgh-Camden Lions; 378-1553; 379-9972 MCDONALDS CORNERS – JAMBOREE, Agricultural Hall, music begins 1pm, dinner @ 5pm, $14; info: 613-278-2427 OMPAH – MOTHER’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 9-11am, community hall, $7, $3.50 children, proceeds to hall

Monday May 12 SYDENHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE monthly meeting at Library 7-9pm, new members welcome

Tuesday May 13 FOOT CARE CLINICS, Verona Medical Center 9am-noon; Sydenham Grace Centre 1-4pm. For appointment call Bob: 613-3766477; 1-800-763-9610 OMPAH - NORTHERN 5 DINERS, noon, For those 50+, $10, reservations 613-279-3151 SYDENHAM - CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, Grace Centre 9-10am; info: Mary Gaynor-Briese, 613-376-6477 ext. 305

Wednesday May 14 GLENBURNIE DINERS, noon, United Church, for 55+yrs, $11. Reservations 613-376-6477

Brian Sutton got a result where one of the summands used only two digits: 6556555 + 9869986655 = 9876543210: Sutton also obtained an example where only three distinct digits were used in the summands, with the first using only two of them: 767666 + 97997766 = 98765432: Julian Rice-Laprise, a Grade 12 student at Brooke Valley School, obtained a ten-digit sum where the summands required only three digits: 816161186 + 818816866 = 1634978052: J. Kerry Skipper did a computer search and found that there were 1712 pairs of summands adding up to 9876543210, none of which involved fewer than four distinct digits. Doug Angle also did a computer search of possibilities and in addition looked at numbers written to bases larger than 10. Now we would like to turn the situation over to school students of all ages. I will pose

HARLOWE - LADIES NIGHT, “Finding Joy in a Stressful World” w/ singer & speaker Rhonda Spurrell, community hall, 6:45-9pm, sponsor: Harlowe Wesleyan-Standard Church, info: Darla Maiuri 613-479-2003.

Thursdays May 15 DIABETES EDUCATION SESSIONS, Verona Medical Clinic, 9am-noon, guest speaker Dr. Joe Burley, psychiatrist; free, please register: Anne MacDonald 613-544-3400 x 3589.

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. ARDEN - Community hall: LINE DANCING Mondays 9:30-10:30am; FIT & FUN exercise class, Tuesdays 9-10am (April 10 - late June), TAI CHI Wednesdays, beginners class 9:15am, advanced 10:15am. Sponsor: Kennebec Rec. Committee; info 613-335-2845 ARDEN LEGION: Sunday Darts 1pm; Wed & Fri Darts 7pm; Wed Cribbage 2pm; Thurs Euchre 7:30pm. 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 Centre, 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. BOLINGBROKE EXERCISE CLASSES FOR SENIORS, ABC Hall, Mondays 10-11am. Info: Joyce 273-4832. BOLINGBROKE - MUSICIAN’S CIRCLE Thursdays, 7pm, ABC Hall, all ages welcome, Matthew 273-9005 CANCER PATIENTS requiring rides to treatments: call 613-384-2361 or 1-866-877-0309 CLOTHING /BOUTIQUE – NORTHBROOK, in former United Church next to cemetery. Winter Hours - Thurs. & Sat. 10 am - 2 pm CLOTHING – HARTINGTON, COMMUNITY CARING, Princess Ann Community Centre, Mon 9-12, Tues 9-4, and Fri 9-12 CLOTHING - TREASURE TRUNK, Sharbot Lake, 1171 Cannon Rd. “New & Second Tyme Around Clothing” Donations welcome. 2792113. CLOTHING – VERONA, “Style Revival”, free clothing, Free Methodist Church, Wed & Thurs, 10am-1pm 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 noon meals, all welcome, LOLCS,

a range of questions and invite students to focus on the ones that most interest them and send in an essay about their findings. In every case, the sum is required to have all of its digits distinct. (1) What are the largest sums that can be written where the two summands involved only one distinct digit? two distinct digits? three distinct digits? (2) Suppose that each of the summands is required to have only two distinct digits, and together have at most two, three or four distinct digits? What now is the largest sum? (3) In the various cases indicated above, determine the largest number of the digits the sum can have, and for this number of digits, we want to make the total number of digits (counting repetitions) in the three numbers as small as possible. As before, there should be no reference to books or the internet, but a calculator or computer can be used to cut down on the tedium of calculations.


may 1, 2014

What’s Up in the Night Sky O

h, the frustration! The grief and stress of suffering bad weather can be so upsetting for an amateur astronomer! I said “Good Grief!” (among other words) many times the night of the Lunar eclipse. It was a no show and sat sadly out of sight above heavy clouds. But the consolation prize is that there are three more eclipses happening before 2015. I’ll be sure to give you plenty of warning. This month there are two meteor showers, or to be more accurate, one predicted shower and one possible new one. The predicted shower is called the Eta Aquarids. It’s named that because its “radiant” is in the constellation Aquarius. When the paths of all its observed meteors are traced back, they originate in the constellation Aquarius and therefore, we say that its “radiant” is in Aquarius. The brightest star in Aquarius is called Eta and contributes to the shower’s name. Its peak occurs around 2 a.m. on the night of May 5 and 6. About 30 meteors per hour are expected. At 66 kilometers per second, they are moving quite fast. Since Aquarius only sneaks a bit above the eastern horizon, there may be a lot of meteors that just graze the Earth. These Earthgrazers skim horizontally for long distances through the atmosphere and are spectacular. The waxing gibbous Moon sets about midnight and viewing conditions will be excellent. It’s interesting to note that this shower is 1 of 2 meteor showers connected to Halley’s Comet. Comet Halley leaves a trail of dust and debris along its orbit around the Sun and when the Earth punches through this trail, we see a meteor shower. In October, Earth passes through this debris field again and we call that meteor shower the Orionids. On the night of May 23/24 we may have an opportunity to witness a new meteor shower! The radiant will be near the North Star Polaris just above the constellation Camelopardalis which can be found between the Big Dipper and the

May 2014

W shape of Cassiopeia. This would make the shower the Camelopardalids – quite a mouthful. This shower may even match the numbers of meteors that are typical of the Geminid and Perseid showers, the two best showers of the year. Near the end of May, a small comet called 209P/Linear will pass by Earth closer than any other comet in history – about 9 million kilometers or 5.4 million miles. As near as can be calculated, the Earth will pass through its debris trail on May 23/24. The comet has a 5.04 year long orbit with its farthest point from the Sun (aphelion) close to the orbit of Jupiter and its nearest point (perihelion) close to Earth’s orbit. Jupiter’s gravity perturbs its orbit and this creates many dust trails and they all converge at perihelion near the Earth’s orbit. A waning crescent Moon will rise about 3 a.m. and won’t be bright enough to interfere with seeing the meteors. The meteors will be bright and slow moving, about 18 km per second. Let’s hope that we get lots of them! Don’t forget to dress warmly and bring a chair or lay out a blanket on the ground. Get comfortable and look straight up. I’ve mentioned before that meteors can appear anywhere in the sky with their trails pointing back to the radiant. Looking at the radiant isn’t really necessary. On May 3, the Moon will be about nine degrees below Jupiter soon after sunset and about eight degrees left of it on the 4th. The moon is right of Mars between the 12th and 14th early in the evening. The full Moon this month is on the 14th and is called the Flower Full Moon. We had enough rain in April so we better get lots and lots of flowers! Watch for the Moon to be about two or three degrees above Venus in the east just before sunrise on the 25th. The new Moon occurs on the 28th. Jupiter diminishes slightly in size and brightness during May. At the start of the month it is half way up in the west at

Central Frontenac Council - April 29

Procedural bylaw: Much of the meeting this past Tuesday, April 29, was devoted to a discussion of the new procedural bylaw that is slated for adoption at the next meeting of Council. The item that generated the most debate was the matter of accepting input from the public during the meetings, with three neatly lined up rows of empty chairs at the back of the meeting hall giving the debate a surreal edge. While the process for becoming a delegate to council will remain as it has always been, how to deal with more spontaneous input is not as clear cut. Councilor John Purdon proposed that a public question period at the end of meetings be considered. Chief Administrative Officer Larry Donaldson said that if Council was inclined to allow the public to comment on proposals before council, an opportunity could be worked into how motions are presented to Council. Councilor Heather Fox, who was the Clerk/Administrator for Central Frontenac between 1998 and 2006, said, “In my time as clerk as well as my time on Council I don't think we've ever refused someone the opportunity to talk about an issue. It's always done at the discretion of council, but I don't see why we should put anything new in the bylaw,” she said. A motion to institute a public question period at the end of council meetings received no support and no other proposal

by Fred Barrett

by Jeff Green

came forward. Recognizing members of the public during meetings will remain at the discretion of Council. Tender awarded: Crains' Construction of Maberly was awarded the contract for rehabilitation of 4.9 kilometres of the Henderson Road, including surface treatment, at a cost of $571,039, which is under the budget of $640,000 for the project. “When do you think they will start on it?” asked Mayor Gutowski of Public Works Manager Mike Richardson. “If I know Crains', they are probably already at it," he replied, then added “I really don't know. I haven't discussed it with them, but my guess is they will get at it pretty quickly. They have another large contract underway but they have the capacity to do more than one job at a time.” Graders at work: Councilor Wayne Millar asked Richardson about grading of township roads. “We have all four graders working and three more on contract, which is what we did last year at this time as well. They have been at it for five days and it will take another five to complete all the gravel roads, so by some time next week they should all be done,” he said.

PAGE 11 sunset but gets closer to the horizon by the end of May. On May 23rd (8:57pm) and 30th (10:57 pm), Jupiter appears to only have one moon instead of the usual four. They will temporarily be hidden behind Jupiter. Saturn will be in opposition on May 10th. It will rise around sunset and sets just after sunrise. Get your binoculars out and search about 10 degrees under the handle of the Big Dipper during the first two weeks of May for a new Comet PanStarrs. A small telescope would be better. The comet will head farther south of the bowl of the Dipper as the month progresses. “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 the RASC website as well. Let me know how your observing has gone this month, especially anything unusual. I enjoy the feedback. If you have any questions or suggestions you can contact me through the paper or email fred.barrett2@ Clear Skies! Fred.

Jam-a-thon at the Maberly Hall T

by Cindy McCall

he Maberly Hall will be filled with fiddlers and their friends on Sunday May 4. The Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra is holding a fundraising Jam-a-thon with an open invitation to any local musician to come and play. And it’s not just for fiddlers; guitars, cello, viola, mandolin, penny whistles and the like are welcome to join in the fun. Players obtain sponsors, collect the funds and bring them to the Maberly Hall on May 4. Participants can drop in and join the jam circle anytime during the day between 12 noon and 7pm. Participants will have the opportunity to choose tunes (or songs) for all in the circle to play (or sing). Refreshments will be available for players throughout the day. The aim of the Jama-thon is to provide a relaxed opportunity for local musicians to have fun as they play together while raising funds for the fiddle orchestra. Supporting the orchestra will help to keep amateur music alive in the community and assist in making it affordable for anyone to learn to play the fiddle and join in the fun. To obtain a sponsor sheet contact Wolfe at cerlichman@ or at 613-273-3986.

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Coming Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm Fri: 8am-8pm. Sat: 8am-5pm. Sun: 9am-4pm Soon! South Frontenac Committee of the Whole by Wilma Kenny

Perth Road Fire Hall In 2013, Council decided that the Perth Road Fire hall needed to be replaced: the current structure, built in the 1950’s, is badly in need of replacement. $250,000 was budgeted to cover the initial steps for replacement. Tonight, Fire Chief Chesebrough brought the Public Services Committee’s recommenda-

tions for an RFP to Council. The committee recommends a building with a peaked roof, and a minimum 50 year projected lifespan. The RFP will ask for a functional floor plan, minimum space requirements, a conceptual drawing and a budget estimate. With this information, Council will be in a better position to evaluate potential locations and land requirements. Deputy Mayor Vandewal recommended that a maintenance schedule for the other eight Township fire halls should be drawn up, in order to extend their building lifespans. New Software Both Fire and Building departments requested money be budgeted for 2014 replacement of tracking software. The two departments decided to collaborate by seeking one software program that could be used by both departments. They have awarded the tender to Ingenious Software to supply, install and maintain Fire-Pro 2 software at a cost of $16,780 plus HST. This is within the $27,000 budgeted by the two departments. Canadian Pacific Vegetation Control

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Habitat for Humanity - continued from page 1 Home Walk/Run sponsored by KAREA and Corus Entertainment of Kingston. He also thanked Habitat Kingston’s partners, Correctional Services Canada, specifically the Pittsburgh Institution where volunteer inmates constructed the home, and the Frontenac Institution whose volunteer inmates installed and completed the home on site. The ceremony included many presentations to the Roberts family. Beth Giberson, chair of Habitat’s family partnering committee, offered up a history of the Roberts family and why they made a great choice for the new home. She presented them with a bouquet of flowers. Debbie Gills of the family selection committee presented the family with a loaf of bread representing good health and prosperity. Tim Jamieson, chair of the board of directors, presented the Roberts with a bottle of wine, and Rod Stokes, who designed the home, presented Chris Roberts with the keys. Following the presentation Chris and Jes-

sica, with the help of the children, cut the ribbon and invited guests to tour the new 1000 square foot three-bedroom home. Guests were also invited to enjoy refreshments that Jessica and her mother had prepared. Most excited were Paige and Konner, whose enthusiasm made the ceremony memorable. Chris, who has completed 400 of the 500 required hours of manual labour on the home, said he can’t wait to move in at the end of the month. “We are so happy and so grateful to have been chosen,” he said. The Roberts applied for the home in May of 2013 and received their letter of acceptance on November 22, 2013. Chris said that for his remaining 100 hours he will be building the outside decks and doing the landscaping around the house. In another special presentation, the Heritage Quilters Guild of Napanee made a gift of four quilts to the family. Son Konnor claimed the one with hockey players for his own, and quickly stashed it away in his room!

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Vol.14 No.17  
Vol.14 No.17  

Frontenac News Vol.14 No.17 - May 1/14