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Hillier re-elected by 10,845 votes in LanarkFrontenac-Kingston by Craig Bakay he polls closed at 9 p.m. Before 9:30, Lanark-FrontenacKingston MPP Randy Hillier was declared re-elected and he was ecstatic. He waited until the pundits were calling a PC majority government before declaring victory but the wide grin began as soon as he saw the check mark beside his name. The final total was 26,194 for Hillier, 15,349 for NDP Ramsey Hart, 5,359 for Liberal Amanda Pulker-Mok, 2,410 for Green Anita Payne, 601 for Libertarian Steve Gebhardt and 440 for Independent John McEwen. Hillier won all polling stations in the riding except seven in the south and two in Perth, all of which went to Hart. “It’s wonderful to see a PC majority government and to get off this treadmill we’ve been on,” Hillier said. “(This will be) a government


that will actually work for rural and small town Ontario.” To that end, Hillier pledged to work for the municipalities in his riding, even getting a little animated when recalling what life under a Liberal regime has been like. “We’ll be able to help municipalities big time,” he said. “In fact, I’ll be meeting with Kingston (City) Council shortly about the rural wards of the city. “In terms of planning, infrastructure, municipalities need to know that they’ll have stable funding. They need to know what their finances will be in order to plan instead of the haphazard, bizarre way things have been done for years. “It’s been bulls----!” As a four-term member, Hillier should be under consideration for a cabinet post of some sort but he stopped short of speculating, even about pondering what post he

Moments after Global News declared him elected, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP Randy Hillier celebrated with wife Jane and daughter Chelsea at the Grand Hotel in Carleton Place last Thursday might be interested in. “I have lots of interests,” he said. “But Doug (Premier-elect Ford) is going to have to take a look at what skills he has in his caucus and I’ll be happy to have those discussions.

“We’ll see.” Hillier said there are so many things he’s looking forward to with a majority government but said one of the things he’s looking forward to the most is see-

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irst Book Canada is a program that is devoted to bringing books and other materials to students in Canada who might not have access otherwise. Its mission “is to transform the lives of children in need by improving access to educational opportunities” says its website. Through a partnership with BMO, $1,000 has been made available for the grade 1-3 students at Granite Ridge Education Centre to provide new books for the kids to have fresh reading material for the summer. On Tuesday morning (June 12) another First Book sponsor, Annick Press, sponsored a visit to the school by one of their authors, Kingston’s Sarah Tsiang. Tsiang is the author of children’s books, poetry, non-fiction and Young Adult novels. She talked to the grade 1 students, surrounded by the stacks in the library/resource centre of the school. She talked about her books, and about how she is motivated and inspired by her own children to come up with story ideas. She then read one of her books, Sugar and Snails, which is a fanciful re-dress of the stereotypes embodied in the old children’s rhyme about what girls and boys are made of. In th rhyme, girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice” and boys “snips and snails and puppy dogs tails”. Sugar and

Snails celebrates the way hte original rhyme puts disparate items to fanciful, comic effect, but takes away the gender divisions. Boys and girls can be made of any three things. Her reading went over well with the

by Jeff Green students and she the asked them to say what they would like to be made of. The session ended with Sarah Tsiang taking questions from the children about writing and he life.

As the school year draws to a close, Kathy Charles-Botham, the grade one teacher at GREC who organised the event and got the grant from BMO, said the project marks a fitting end to a successful year

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for her students. ”We have seen so much growth in our students’ reading this year and hope that having these books available to them, will foster their love for reading and encourage them to read over the summer. We were thrilled to have our guest author Sarah Tsiang here to share with us, her experiences and present on her new, fabulous book, Sugar and Snails. Sarah’s presentation was engaging, interactive and inspiring! We learned about her writing process, how she researches and prepares, about her various books and different text features, all at a level that our grade 1-3 students could relate to. We are grateful for this celebration of reading day.” The teachers are preparing to hand out the books this week, after carefully considering which will be the most appropriate, in terms of subject matter and read-

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Saved from the Socialist Hordes only to become Ford Nation by Jeff Green here was a moment in the Ontario election campaign when voters were telling pollsters they were seriously concerned about supporting Doug Ford for Premier. Ford has been a polarizing figure in Toronto City politics and has no history on the provincial scene, and is connected in many people’s mind with his brother, who was the most well known municipal politician in North America for a time, for all the wrong reasons. Doug Ford, or his party handlers, came up with a two pronged attack. They brought out the Tory team, other MPPs and candidates who have more solid reputations, to temper the idea that it is “Ford Nation” Ontario was being asked to buy into. And, picking up on the fact it was the NDP who was their foe, they started to do some red bashing. Ford began talking about how afraid he was of an NDP, anti-business government, said that ‘thousands’ of business people had told him they would pack up their bags and leave Ontario if Andrea Horwath were elected Premier.. Aside from the fact that the United States is not exactly rolling out the red carpet for Canadians or Canadian businesses these days (although the election took place before Prime Minster Trudeau earned his “special place in hell” in the words of one Donald Trump’s advisors/enablers. Most business people will not pack up and move if an election does not go their way, even if a 1% increase in business taxes is in the cards. If they are making money, have a good work force and access to markets, they are unlikely to take the chance on moving, especially to an-


other country. Even though Ford’s was likely afraid more of losing the election than he was of the impact of an NDP government, he was able to raise doubt in the minds of voters. Before the Conservative Party began displaying its internal strife to the public a few months ago, voters were ready to follow a set pattern. The Liberals were a spent force, and Ontarians like to try the right when they get sick of the left, and besides they like Queen’s Park to be blue when Parliament Hill goes red. What Doug Ford managed to do was control the ballot box question without revealing how he was planning to fix the healthcare system, keep all the rural schools open, cut taxes and trim the fat without laying any provincial employees off. Oh, and according to our own MPP Randy Hillier, Ford Nation will also mean stable, improved funding for municipalities. Looking at the new government from the point of view of rural municipal politics, which I have done ever since the waning days of the last Conservative regime under Mike Harris, I have to wonder where things will be going. I agree, as Randy Hillier has pointed out often enough, that the Liberal government at Queen’s Park has had an urban bias. There has been a lack of interest in the struggle for survival in rural Ontario, a gutting of ministries such as the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Rural Affairs, the former being combined with forestry and the latter with agriculture, demonstrating a sense that rural Ontario is about what can be extracted from it rather than who lives here and how they are getting along. This is not a conspira-

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cy or anything, just consistency with the global phenomenon of urbanisation. The Conservatives, with their unflinching rural support base, promise to change that tone. However, under the Liberals there has been a steady reform of the untenable financial reality that was created by the Mike Harris Conservatives, who created the modern Ontario municipality through forced amalgamation in the 1990’s. By the time Ernie Eves, Harris’ successor, was defeated in the same kind of landlslide that greeted soon to be former Premier Kathleen Wynne last week, municipalities were faced with a tax burden for roads and bridges, paramedic services, social services, and much more, as the result of downloaded administrative and financial responsibilities. While the Liberals did not reverse-course in any way, as far as administrative responsibility goes, they have alleviated the financial burden in a substantial way, steadily, and over time. Transfer payments have increased and become more transparent than they were. Cost sharing arrangements have improved

as well over time. We still live in a Harris universe in Ontario municipalities, but the edge has been softened, quite a bit. One of the things we will have to watch over the next 12 to 24 months, as the Conservative agenda takes shape, is if they repeat history. Will they do as Harris did, transfer the tax burden onto the municipal tax base in order to keep their own budget from sliding deeper into deficit. All so they can claim to be cutting taxes while at the same time increasing spending on healthcare and education. One of the problems with this is that municipal taxes are already a lot higher in 2018 than they were in 1998. Waterfront taxes have shot up year after year and even off water properties have doubled or tripled over that time. This hits rural people hard because incomes are static and the number seniors living on a fixed income are higher than the provincial average. If downloading costs to municipalities is a fiscal tool that Ford Nation chooses to use, it will be an attack on rural Ontario perpetrated by a government that said it was going to be responsive to our needs.

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hrough the months of April and May 2018, South Frontenac Township in the area of Thirteen Island Lake experienced a significant amount of break and enters along with thefts, involving, Boats, Trailers, ATV’s and Snowmobiles. In the early morning hours of May 18, 2018, South Frontenac OPP located and seized a motor vehicle suspected to be involved in the break and enters. The driver/suspect was not located. The Frontenac, Napanee and Prince Edward County Community Street Crime Units executed a search warrant on the suspects cottage. Police recovered stolen property; eight boats, two jet

skis, two ATV’s, a snowmobile, a pickup truck, several trailers and power tools. Four unsafely stored firearms were also seized. May 19, 2018, a 26 year male was arrested by OPP and Kingston Police in the City of Kingston for the property crime offences. The male was in possession of crystal methamphetamine and cannabis marihuana and breached a court order Recognizance. Peter CARREIRO a male from the City of Kingston was charged with 27 Criminal Offences.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and will appear at Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Kingston on June 6, 2018

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Letter Re - Child Centre staff I am writing today because I cannot contain my sadness and displeasure about the unfair treatment of the dedicated ladies who have facilitated our beloved programs at the Child Centre. It wasn't easy moving to a new community and starting a family here, but the care, advice, and services we received from the amazing staff at the Child Centre over the past nine years or more have been invaluable. Jan, Marcie, Penny and Melissa made us feel welcome and their counsel and support while our son was an infant, toddler, preschooler and beyond has been incredibly helpful as we found our footing in the community and have grown as a family. Events such as the annual RFCS family BBQ, Heritage Festival Winter play activities and parent/child events are things we look forward to every year, but none more so than the Strawberry Moon Festival, but I'll talk more on that shortly. Going to Playgroups and events organized by these diligent women was really my first window of involvement in the community and they helped give me the courage and confidence to stay involved. I began volunteering at the school and assisting with Young Choristers, and eventually creating and running my own bucket drumming ensemble, despite a lack of financial support. When they saw what I was doing, I was approached by Maribeth from the Child Centre as well as a representative from Blue Skies in the Community to ask how they could help support and grow my program to reach more kids in the community! They gave me a practice space I didn't have to pay for and accessed grant money that allowed me to share bucket drumming with other schools through after school programs not only in Sharbot Lake, but Plevna, Mountain Grove, and Verona. They were always accommodating when I had requests and answered my many, many questions with patience and expertise. They also welcomed me onto the committee responsible for planning such events as "Fun at the Fair" and most recently, "Screenagers". And then there's the Strawberry Moon Festival. For the past twelve years, Marcie has organized and run this yearly treat for our JK/ SK kids, providing Aboriginal music, teachings, crafts, and stories in one amazing event. I have had the privilege of being involved for several years now and every year it gets big-

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ger and better. More kids from more schools come to take part in this delicious slice of our Native Heritage and take away a new appreciation for their roots. The atmosphere is always full of joy and excitement as classes make their rounds from station to station, taking part in carefully planned activities and learning. So when Marcie asked if my bucket drummers would like to be involved, our response was immediate and enthusiastic. Moreover, she asked my drummers if they would run their own station, teaching the little ones an Aboriginal drum beat and song because she believes in the power of kids teaching kids. This was to be an opportunity like no other and my drummers were definitely up to the task. They've been practicing for weeks now and I could not be more proud of them. But here is where everything falls apart. A bureaucratic transition has happened in the Child Centre and now all of these women have been issued letters of termination. Their work environment, once joyful, has become septic with stress and uncertainty and it seems the Board is offering no support. Their jobs have been posted externally and despite their decades of faithful and compassionate service, they now must face a reality where they must re-apply for their own jobs and compete with outsiders. Other similar agencies who are undergoing the same changes have repealed their letters of termination and ensured all of their employees positions but our Board has not. Because of this, stress and sickness have taken their toll and what would have been the 13th Annual Strawberry Moon Festival, the biggest yet with over 200 kids attending, has been cancelled. The only word I can find to describe this situation is tragic. Is this how we show appreciation to those who have given so much of themselves for the betterment of our children and our community? I find this to be brutal and unfair and I could not in good conscience remain silent. I encourage those of you in the community to make your voices heard. If you've benefited from the care and services provided by these amazing women, please make your opinions known. Let’s gather together and support those who have so faithfully supported us and our families. And to these wonderful ladies, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Lily Legacy-Zierer

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• Vernon Scott would like to thank everyone who attended the recent Roast beef dinner, hosted by the Wesleyan Church. 115 guests were served the delicious dinner and the Church raised approximately $1025. All funds received through fundraising efforts are applied to the enormous expenses incurred during the winter months. Every effort is made to keep the church open and available to all requiring it. Vernon also would be remiss in not extending his thanks for all the donations of food, but most importantly, to all of the volunteers who donated their time and skills. • We were all saddened to hear of Ron Henry’s passing. Ron was a long-time resident of Arden. • The Henderson United church will be holding their annual Cemetery service, at 2 pm. Chairs will be provided. There will be no service that morning. • Just a reminder about the extremely large fundraising event Saturday June 16, at the Arden Legion. There is enormous anticipation about the printing of this long-awaited book being prepared for later this year. The fundraising efforts will include a live house band/open mic, featuring Renee Richard, a sparerib dinner, a dance and multiple auctions and games. The dance/music admission is $10 per person, and the dinner is $8 per person. Tickets are available when the doors open at 5 pm. Proceeds will be applied to the printing costs. • If you are a Garage/Yard sale person prepare yourself for the July 1 long weekend. There will be sales at the Henderson United Church and St. George’s United Church, in Sharbot Lake, so gather your spare change and look for treasures that you cannot do without. • The Arden Happy Gang is still looking for vendors/craft-

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This impetus for this comment came from an Edmonton GP who is the weekly doctor guest on our local CBC morning show. He discussed how some people get a bit careless with the dosing of NSAIDs since they are available OTC. Also there are many brands out there but generally containing only naproxen or ibuprofen. He reminded the listeners that ASA is also an NSAID and can contribute to the negative gastric, kidney and heart side effects. Also, there is a multitude of cold remedies that are considered “shot gun” type formulas to quell all the symptoms of cold and flu including pain and discomfort. The amounts of NSAIDs in these products must be considered because many people don’t read the fine print and be taking Motrin or Aleve as well as their cold medication containing similar products. I notice one of the Maritime provinces is going to remove these products from gas station convenience stores. Certainly nobody tis here to advise on the proper use of these products. I think they are also going to include Tylenol in this group of meds to be disallowed. Perhaps a bit overkill here. I’m sure I mentioned that I have a lot of experience with seasonal allergies. I went through the subcutaneous immunotherapy as a teenager and feel they helped a lot. In later adult years, Flonase was a great help as well as the longer-acting oral antihistamines. Now that Flonase and similar corticosteroid products are available OTC, it provides the pharmacist with a greater choice of products to help their allergy-prone patients. I mentioned sunscreens in the June 7 column but neglected to mention shelf-life and the skin anti-aging property that might encourage more people to use the products. Young people in particular have to be encouraged to use sunscreens properly and even to be encouraged to use them at all. Acquiring skin cancer is a slow process…decades in the future….and is sometimes difficult for young people to relate to. Pharmacists can be important in helping this age group to understand. This is the time of year for pharmacists to bring the concept of phototoxiciy and photoallergic reactions possible with certain drugs. Phototoxic reactions are more common and result from direct damage to tissue by chemicals that have been activated by radiant energy. They usually develop within minutes or hours after exposure and affect the sun-exposed areas only. Examples of drugs that may cause phototoxic reactions include sulfa, fluoroquinolones, tetracyclines, NSAIDs, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide and phenothiazines.

ers or yard sale folks for their annual Summer Sale. July 28. Please get in touch with Barb at 335-2604 or Mickie at 335-2874, if you need more information. • All exercise programs, sponsored by the Kennebec Rec. Committee, will be ongoing throughput the summer months.

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• It is inspiring how the community is banding together to save our turtles as evident last Sunday when a group of people worked together to get an enormous snapping turtle across the road. Two watched for on-coming traffic, one brought out a plastic child’s shovel, while one used the shovel to lift the really heavy turtle across the road. Thank you Fr. Paul Njiku for getting the turtle safely across! • The Garden Club is inviting the community to hear Walter McGee from Ottawa will talk to us about "How History Changed Plants and Plants changed History" this evening, June 14th at 7pm at Cloyne’s Pineview Free Methodist Church. • All are invited to “Song of Myself” marathon reading this Saturday, June 16th at Bon Echo Provincial Park beginning at 1pm at the Pump-house Beach. • The North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve is hosting another free viewing, kid friendly event this Saturday, June 16th beginning at 8pm. Come out and see the crescent Moon, Venus in twilight, and late spring constellations. • The next big event for the Cloyne & District Historical Society is of course the opening of the Museum on June 23. They start around 11.30, and shall have a BBQ. The live music this year is by Dave and Marg Taylor. They shall unveil their newest display, a diorama of the Mazinaw-Pringle Tramway in the Museum. Steve Manders will be present to explain this fascinating story of local history, and also sign his book, "The First Spike". Jeff McBee's latest novel "The Skootamatta Ozone Ball" will be on sale in the Museum that day. • A big Lion roar to all businesses who said “Yes” to advertising in the Lion Toll Road book! Look for the Toll Road book at the Lions Club annual Toll Road beginning Thursday, June 28th through Sunday, July 1, 2018. This is their major fundraiser for the community. • Wow, another school year is quickly coming to a close! For those who want to get your children’s educational team a gift, do not wait for the last minute! Remember your children’s bus driver is part of the team; getting your children to school safe and sound. • Mazinaw Lakeside Resort is having a movie night on July 1st Bring along your friends to watch Dirty Dancing. • Pine Meadow is having a yard sale on Saturday, July 7, 2018 with all proceeds going to resident programs. They are looking for items for the sale. You can drop off items anytime from now to the sale day. Please contact Sarah prior to dropping off the items at or 613-336-9120 ex. 7. Those who call Pine Meadow home thank you in advance. • Waking up each morning to the beauty of Mazinaw Lake is truly a sight to behold. For those living on or visiting the Mazinaw they will be graced with a truly magnificent sight on Saturday, July 7th with the many sails of boats and boards coming together for the 4th annual Sail Mazinaw. Have they come together for a race or are they part of a regatta? The answer is “No” to both questions. The flotilla is to “show off” Mazinaw Lake as a sailing venue. Who can join in? All cottagers and campers are invited to rig their boats and boards and join this flotilla. This will be quite the sight to behold! More details to follow! If you cannot wait for next week, check out Sail Mazinaw on Facebook! • Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures in

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• There is lots of fun in store at the library! The children's Summer Reading Club begins Tuesday, July 3rd at the Denbigh library, from 6-7 pm. This years theme is Feed your Passion. A free healthy snack will be served at the end of each night. Parents and caregivers are invited to drop by the library to register their children for the program. Contact 613 333 1426. • Visit and click on the community calendar to check out what is happening in the township, from special events to regular programs.


• Canada Day is fast approaching, and the Harrowsmith S and A Club is once again planning a full day of family fun and entertainment. If you would like to help out in any way, volunteer for an event, canteen or donate a prize please give Pam 372-1578 or Marilyn 372-0917 a call. Even an hour will make all the difference. • Perth Road United Church is having a Fish Fry, June 22 from 5-7pm. New Zealand Cod from Mundell's, fries, pie and more. Adults $15/Youth (6-12) $7. • For information call 353-1690. • Words to live by: The biggest lie you will tell yourself is that you don't need to write it down because you will remember it. Have a great week.



• Our own Rebecca Kelsey is always our favourite heroine - and recently when she was at the beach in Whitefish Montana she was looking out at the water and noticed a child on his back in the water. His aunt was off on a paddle board with another child and left the boy with a cousin. Rebecca noticed his head was going under so she rushed into the water to get him and by this time he was blue. She patted his back and got him to bring up the water, then got him breathing in a stable fashion, and called 911. The boy survived thanks to our own Rebecca whom we miss terrifically! • Henderson United Church’s most recent breakfast was a real hit with folks coming in “from away” and all over to support our little white church. George, Marie, Terry, Elvira, Sheila, Allan, Ed and all - “you done good!” • Henderson United Church Cemetery service of Remembrance and Hope happens this coming Sun. June 17 at 2pm on site at the cemetery and chairs are provided. Presiding clergy the Rev. Dr. Rick Magie will officiate and if it rains it will be held at the United Church. For that day only morning worship is cancelled in favour of the afternoon service. An offering will be received that will be used for on-going cemetery expenses such as grass cutting and fence maintenance. • Some recent comings and goings included Lana and Ray Vinnette of Peterborough, Jessie Detlor-Sajevec, Mitchell Gurnsey, Howard Gibbs, Ben and Laurel (Hayes) Piorcynski, Roberta and Norman Buchanan, Miles and Ellen Detlor. • Henderson United Church is hosting their mammoth and ever popular yard sale at the Henderson Hall on Fri June 29 and Sat. Sat. June 30 from 8am until 12 noon. Donations of gently used items can be arranged at the Hall from June 14-21 but you need to call 613-336-2347 or 613-336-2467 to arrange a time for someone to be there. As there is limited space no sofas or large appliances can be received and of course items that didn’t sell at previous sales aren’t of too much use. So, please help out the little white church- by donating or coming to the sale. Sales will enable the church to continue offering ministry, funeral coverage, weekly worship, mission projects, prayers and also help with heat and hydro bills.

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• Watchful run in the morning around the village. Enjoy the waves I get and all my four legged friends waiting for their treats from my pocket! Great place to live! So….bit disappointing when the workshop gets unannounced visitors in the middle of the night. • Bass Season opens June 16th!!! Finally woke up to the fact that there are 5 Saturdays this June. Sorry about the wrong date last column but at least you haven’t missed out because of me. Whew! Licences can be purchased at Northway Home Hardware. • Musical Treat for Father’s Day – Chris Murphy in concert at 7:00 pm at Battersea United Church. Songs by Request – promises to be a great evening. Free will offering and refreshments will be provided. • Congratulations! to Blair MacFie who was the $100 winner for the month of May at Jody Campbell Fuels, 3810 Perth Road. • Community Gardens – Great outreach opportunity in our area! Get involved with Community Gardens in Inverary. Contact Christine Lavallee at or stop by Lavallee’s Cookery. • On Sunday June 17th, 2 teams from the Sunday Lob ball League at Ken Garrett Memorial Park are having an Alumni game for Terry Orr ( AKA Buck). Some people may know him and some may not but he's been battling severe illness and the 2 teams are having a game in support for him. • VBS Peace Lab!! Discover God's Way of Peace! Time to Register for VBS! July 16-20 9 am until 12 pm at Glenburnie United Church. Leadership by Glenburnie, Inverary and Battersea Churches. Ages 4-12 To register email Norah at or send forms to Norah Sandland (Box 12, Inverary, K0H 1X0) or phone (613-353-6876)

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• Rock the Night Away Fundraiser at the ABC Hall (3166 Bolingbroke Rd., Maberly), featuring DLUX, a six-piece band featuring rock music and dancing. Sat, June 23, 7 pm, $10, Cash bar and light snacks available. Band starts at 7:30. Contact Lynne Lang, (613) 273-8834 for more info. • Volunteers are needed for the Maberly Fair on August 25. Some help is required in advance of the Fair Day, and during the Fair. If you would like to help keep the fair going, you can call Anne and she will let you know the type of help required. Home 613 273-5069, Cell 613 794-2403 • On Sun. June 24, a local born clergy - the Rev. Wib Dawson who hails from Maberly will be a guest anniversary speaker at Parham United Church at 11am and all are welcome. Please come and visit with Wib and family and bring some photos of the Maberly United Church which is now closed. Lunch follows. • Also the date for Laidley's Maberly United Church Cemetery service has been set for Sun. Aug. 26 at 2pm, co-ordinated by Jim and Nancy Buchanan, and Rev. Jean Brown. Please mark the date down - it's the same weekend as the fair.

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• Coffee break on Friday morning was hosted by Lorie and Sandy Ryder. As usual Lorie had a pile of goodies and coffee. There was a huge crowd as Lana King from KFL&A Public Health came to talk about ticks and Lyme disease. Lyme disease is spread through humans through the bite of a black legged tick. 32% of ticks in the KFL&A region carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Removing the ticks withing 24 to 36 hours usually prevents Lyme Disease. Symptoms usually appear with 2-30 days after being bitten by an infected tick. The first symptom is often a spreading red rash at the site of the bite. Not everyone with Lyme disease develops a


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• Our first tea and toast of the season was a full house at Sharbot Lake United Church. We had to set up an extra table. So nice to see and visit with everyone again and catch up on things. The ladies from the UCW were planting flowers at the church. There is a new, beautiful walkway at the church. Come and check it out. Afterwards the ladies from the UCW held a luncheon at the Maples. Also, 5 ladies have birthdays in the month of June so there was a beautiful maple birthday cake many by Colleen. The birthday girls were Verna, Irene, Olive, Barb, and Sharon. • What a wonderful Saturday afternoon at Snow Road Snowmobile Club to celebrate Lorraine and Jim Dix’s 50th wedding anniversary. The music was hand clapping, foot tapping excellent. The Country 4 Band played pus Marty Watson, Mark Hannah, Walter Cameron, Sam Jarvis, Roger Hermer, Dave and Marg, Eric Labelle, Art Lacosse, Ray Whitelock, Dave and Mary and Marilyn (The Voice). Mayor Ron Higgins popped in and congratulated Jim and Lorraine on their 50 years together. I was so happy to be part of it. Many happy more Lorraine and Jim. • Just a hop, skip and a jump down the road was another 45th wedding anniversary party going on for Lorie and Sandy Ryder. It was also a birthday party for Sandy (a surprise) and I guess it was. They had tons of people, good music, and a pig roast. So again happy anniversary, happy birthday and many more. • Get well wishes to John French. • Back 40 Artisan Cheese will be opening for the season on Saturday, June 30 from 10am 4pm. For the opening celebrations they will have local beer and wine, Mike Mckenzie from Seed to Sausage will be doing sausages on the grill, and they will also have deep fried curd, as wel as local chocolate by Ludwig, and coffee by Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee. And Frontenac Outfitters will be offering Kayak and stand up Paddle Board demos. All this and live music, a Reggae band from Toronto. Free admission and parking on site. Look for the signs in Mississippi Station. It all happens at 1406 Gulley Road. Back 40 will be open every Saturday until the end of September • There is always something going on in the north.



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• Please note there is a time change for the Birthday Bash. It now starts at 6pm instead of 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome. Bring a pot luck dish to share and a toonie to help with expenses. John Inglis will play the keyboard for our evenings entertainment. • Mark the Canada Day Cold Plate Dinner on your calendar. It will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 5pm – 7pm. The cost is $15 or $5 for children under 12. The annual Firefighter Fireworks will be that evening at dark at the marina.

PARHAM-TICHBORNE Colleen Steele 613-375-6219 Christine Teal 613-375-6525 • Due to circumstances beyond our control our column was hard to find last week. (editors note – an error in layout resulted in the Parham banner being hidden in an ad) • Happy 25th Anniversary to Doug & Eileen Whan. • Big Thank you to the township on the new flag at the ballfield and to Terry for putting it up. • Sharbot Lake Lions next all you can eat Breakfast will be on June 23 with proceeds going towards Bursary at Granite Ridge. • On Sunday, June 24, Sharbot Lake United Church will be closed for that one Sunday only in order to worship at our sister church Parham United at 11:00 to celebrate our shared anniversary. So, all roads lead to Parham on June 24 and the guest speaker is the Rev. Wib Dawson who was born and raised in Maberly, where he attended public school. He later went on to serve God through ministry and is looking forward to catching up with folks again. The shared Parham service will feature lunch after church and all are welcome. • Thinking of you to John Morrow, Mary Peters, Art Munro, Linda Bush, Carolyn Burke, Robert Wisteard, Pat Quinn and Shannon Harper • Sunday June 17th the United Church will be having the sacrament of communion and will feature a food bank donation to our local chapter. • Sincere condolences to Allan Guernsey & Jean Brown on the loss of Allan's niece JoAnne. • Also thinking of the Knapp/Wilson family on the loss of Ann Marie formerly of R.R.#1 Tichborne. • Congratulations to Bonnie Lowery on her retirement!! • Tea & Toast is back every Tuesday from 9 to 10 am at the Sharbot Lake United Church. • Sunday June 10 Zealand United Church Cemetery service of Remembrance and hope will be held a the Cemetary at 2 pm.

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• Some June Birthdays: Jack Deline, Lorie Fox, Beverley Ruttan, Patsy Quinn, Glenda Sly, Marg Campsall, Leslie Whiteman, David Campsall, Phillip Smith, Tanya Hawley, Zachary Sostrom, Sylvia Powers, Perry Warren, Brian Sly, • Anniversaries are Doug and Edith Bridgen, Herb and Joyce Clow, Joan and Howard Fellows, Chris and Jim Breeze, Dave and Debby Hartwick • On June 23 there will be an "all you can eat" Breakfast at the Oso Hall, 8-11 7$ per adult. Proceeds to the High School in Sharbot Lake. • Graduations are taking place. Sports at the High School in Sharbot Lake and in Belleville. My two grandsons' Tanner and Taylor received awards. • Ballgames have started. Congrats to Sydenham Ladies for winning their first two games. Central Frontenac Men's team team defeated Verona. • We are having an euchre Tournament on Monday, June 11 at 1:30pm, at the Sharbot Lake Retirement Home.

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New Leaf Link marks it 10th anniversary by Jeff Green ew Leaf Link (NeLL) was set up to serve a growing number of developmentally disabled young adults in South Frontenac. After graduating from Sydenham High School, where there was and still is an excellent school to community program, there was nothing in the township for the graduates. At the time, Dr. Karin Steiner, New Leaf Link’s Executive Director, was looking to continue her work as an autism educator and to find a program to benefit her son Nicolas, who has autism. In its initial press release, New Leaf Link set out some principles, which make interesting reading after ten years. “We aim to steward the occupational, cultural, and social contributions of disabled participants by a) creating a model educational centre; b) linking the strengths and interests of participants with employment and volunteer opportunities in local communities; and c) sharing our model with other communities.” To a great extent those principles have not changed at all, but Dr. Steiner has found that some of the goals are taking longer to achieve than she initially envisioned. “It has taken a lot more time and effort than I orginally thought it would to grow and become well established,” she said, when contacted early this week, a few days after the NeLL year end celebration and fundraiser at Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church. “My goal is still to create something that is going to continue beyond my time.” “I feel that NeLL is healthy and growing. Lots of people are coming into the fold at the board level, and we conNeLL's painted logo tinue to grow. We have fifteen people coming to programs now, and when we started there were four. And I feel we are on the cusp of a bigger change, and perhaps we are ready to partner with another organisation, but none of that is clear just yet.” What is clear, is the evolution of NeLL programming. There are two days of programs, incorporating the skills of teachers, such as Gabriel Deerman of Salmon River Studios in Tamworth, playwright and theatre producer Christine Harvey, and Linda Alford who is providing workshops on Adaptive Technology. Other's inlcude Gary Rasberry (music), resident chef Chris Boal, and Annie Milne (puppets) The first NeLL day each week is an arts day, with drama in the morning and visual art in the afternoon, and the second day is a healthy living day, with cooking


Michael Brown played the horse (NeLL started out as an Equestrian and Arts program) in a play about the history of New Leaf Lnk class, as well as gym and other programming. Last year NeLL received a Community Foundation of Kingston and Area grant for a community gardening project. At the NeLL event last week, there were many community members, including supporters of the program and neighbnours from around South Frontenac and Central Frontenac. Among the presentations at the event was the presentation of an original play, written about the history of New Leaf Link. Three of the four original NeLL’ers are still coming to the program each week and they were a resource for the playwriting and production, which was overseen by Christine Harvey. “One other thing has been clear from the beginning is that New Leaf Link is a friendship project. It is its own community but we reach out to other communities and it’s building and maintaining healthy relationships between NeLL participants, their families, and people we all live with and interact with in the larger community. That part of it has only become stronger,” said Steiner. As NeLL looks to the future, there is continuing concern around funding. NeLL has some project funding from different sources and receives private donations, but has no government support and depends on student fees, which are $35 a day, to pay the bills. It is also supported in a major way by the Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church, which donates the space they use. Finances are a main reason why NeLL has not been able to open up for a third

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by Jeff Green he Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation is celebrating Aboriginal Day this year with the presentation of a family friendly event for the entire community. From 4pm to 6pm on Thursday, June 21st the interactive Frontenac Skies Bucket Drummers, along with aboriginal women’s drummers, will be entertaining and inviting kids and adults to join in. Puppetry, crafts and beading will be featured, and at 5pm there will be a strawberry teaching ceremony, shared by Kokum Makwa. Chief Doreen Davis of the Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation decided to sponsor the festival when she found out that the Strawberry Moon Festival, which had been run during school hours for the last 12 years, was not going to happen this year. “I thought that it was important to hold a family event, for everyone, to mark Aboriginal Day, share our culture and build bridges between people, and to share some strawberries. So we decided to make a start, even in a small way, this year,” she said. “The celebration will be a great way for us to do that,” said Davis, who now needs to make sure she can find a good supply of strawberries for the festivities. The Aboriginal Day celebration at the Sharbot Lake Beach is a free event.


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Arrow is extension of the soul for archery club M ost people lose themselves in the things they love. Conversely, they often find themselves there, too. Sitting in a coffee shop in early June, 62-year-old retired military officer Ralph Kennedy talks with a smile about the sport he loves. “I love archery. It’s a lot of fun,” says Kennedy, the outgoing President of the Kingston Archery Club. “I’ve always liked shooting and archery has the advantage of not needing a gun ownership. You can also reuse your ammunition. Gun ownership is very complex right now. Bows are simple.” A resident of Kingston, Kennedy describes the challenges of the sport made popular by the movie franchise, The Hunger Games. “I think the best term is a combination of focus and relaxation,” he explains. “You have to focus every shot to be good, but you can’t shoot if you’re tense. Your best shots are your most relaxed shots. To achieve that combination takes practice.” Estimated to be more than 153 years old, the club is located in Frontenac County. “We’re nestled between two swamps and swarming with mosquitos,” the president says lightheartedly about the inconspicuous shooting range located at the foot of Fairmount Home. “Actually, we’d love to own the property because our future would be more secure.” Tenants for the past 38 years, the archery club is working with the county on a formal agreement to rent a beautiful parcel of land with a glen and natural forest. “Last year, county staff mentioned we don’t have a formal agreement in place,” Kennedy explains. “We’re currently in the process of working with the staff of the County of Frontenac to formalize that arrangement. We’ve been here for 38 years and have been doing a good job taking care of the place. That’s not going to change.” Walking onto the range, it is clear the club has been a responsible steward. Targets are positioned safely at the end of a clearing and a well-marked path indicates a range burrowed carefully in the forest. A shed houses equipment for members and guests. The air is filled with the smell of pine

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needles. “The outdoor range chews up a fair bit of the registration money,” says the president about the use of membership fees. “We also pay to use the basement of St. Luke’s Church in the winter and we pay for insurance through Archery Canada and the Ontario Association of Archers.” Adults and junior members are asked to pay a fee for full access to the sport all year round, visitors and guests 12 and under can shoot for free. Anyone 19 and younger can participate in tournaments for free. There is also equipment for guests to use on Thursday evenings when the club meets at 6 pm for a fun hour of shooting. “The club is a good way to give back to sport,” says Kennedy. “You meet people and you can help people who are

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new to archery.” Kennedy would like to see the 75-member club continue to gain new members, especially youth. “I’d like to see more youth involved. We’d like more people to take advantage of our range and services,” he confirms. “For us, the big thing is to promote archery in the community.” Once consisting mostly of hunters, the club is now composed of many people interested in target shooting. Members range from children to seniors. “We probably have 60 per cent males and 40 per cent females,” the president estimates about the ratio of men to women. “Saying that, we’re seeing a slow, but steady increase in the number of women interested in the sport.” Poised to step down after six years of leadership, Kennedy is looking forward to attending events as a member rather than a club leader. This means he can spend more time enjoying the sport instead of helping with administrative duties. One of the projects he helped create is the sale of handmade arrow pens. Constructed by club members from damaged arrows and salvaged/donated components, the pens are $5 each and benefit the Kingston Humane Society. In 2017, the club used the pen sales to donate $250 to charity. Although it is just one of many accomplishments by Kennedy and the club, the president is still looking forward to stepping down to give another volunteer the opportunity and experience he enjoyed. “My cat herding days are coming to an end,” he says with a friendly laugh about the imminent end of his presidency. “I don’t mind cat herding, but I’m getting cat herded out.” To learn more about the Kingston Archery Club or to purchase a beautiful handcrafted arrow pen, visit or find them on Facebook. People interested in trying archery are encouraged to visit the club Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 pm. New members are welcome.  

Alzheimer Society introduces Demential Friendly communities A by Jeff Green familiar face is now bringing support and information about dementia to Addington Highlands, North and Central Frontenac. Pam Lemke has worked in social services in Sharbot Lake and Northbrook for almost 25 years, most recently for Land O’Lakes Community Services. As of March 9th, she has been working for the Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac Lennox and Addington. Some days she works out of an office located in the Lion’s Hall in Northbrook, some days she is at the Rural Frontenac Community Services Adult Centre in Sharbot Lake, but she could be anywhere in between visiting with families all over the region. While the Alzheimer Society has had

workers in ‘the North’ before, Lemke brings a wealth of local contacts and a commitment to serving the community where she lives. “It has gone extremely well, and I’ve been very busy from the day I started,” she said when contacted from Northbrook early this week. I have received a lot of referrals and been able to meet with people living with dementia and their families. I can help them get connected to services such as Adult Day Programs, and I bring all the resources of the Alzheimer Society as well. Much of the work of the Society is centred on support for caregivers and that part of the job is important to Lemke. “It can be a family member, a neigh-

bour or a friend, and I am happy to meet with them to see what they need. The Society has been, and remains active at Pine Meadow Nursing Home. Volunteers with the Golden Girls and the Old Pharts have been visiting the home once a month for several years, interacting one on one with residents in the home. “It’s great to work with them at Pine Meadow. They have so much knowledge that I can tap into.” The most recent initiative of the Alzheimer Society is called “Dementia Friendly Kingston”. “Dementia Friendly Kingston” is modelled after a similar program in Bobcaygeon, and is intended to help people with dementia feel

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June 30th - July 8th, 2018 is National Fishing Week in Canada. The purpose of this week is to encourage Canadians to get out and enjoy wetting a line in one of Canada’s million lakes, rivers and streams. To encourage participation, there is no requirement for a fishing license for the two weekends bookending the week. Independent of the week, fishing is one of Canada’s favourite pastimes for the whole family. Over 50% of every boat sold has identified fishing as the main purpose for the boat. With this popularity, it only stands to reason that

boating-related fatalities among recreational anglers constitute a significant portion of the average 130 drownings recorded each year. Unfortunately those who fish often don’t consider themselves as boaters and, as such, boating and boating safety often take second place to the primary purpose of being on the water….to fish. This mindset also makes those who fish a difficult audience to reach with boating safety messages. The Canadian Safe Boating Council has taken up this challenge and, during National Fishing

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Compared to PFDs, lifejackets offer a higher level of protection. Lifejackets come in red, orange or yellow and have SOLAS-grade reflective strips which, along with the bright colour, make you much easier to see in the water. They have a minimum of 30 pounds of flotation, are usually equipped with a whistle, and are designed to turn a person in a face up position. They are reversible and must be Canadian approved as indicated by the attached label. Currently, there are three types of Canadian approved lifejacket types to choose from.


Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs), unlike traditional lifejackets, are more comfortable because they are designed for constant wear. However, they do not generally offer the same level of protection as lifejackets for staying afloat and turning an unconscious person onto their back so you can breathe. PFDs are available in a wide range of approved types, sizes and colours, so it is important to choose one based on your needs and your boating activity. For example, if you plan to operate

your vessel at high speeds, look for a high impact PFD which features three or more chest belts for security. For cold water boating, choosing a PFD with some thermal protection. There is a large selection of PFDs designed and manufactured specifically for most on-water activities such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing, personal watercraft riding, and even for angling. And they all come in a variety of sizes suitable for small children up to large adults.


Inflatable lifejackets have been designed for wearability. However if you decide that an inflatable best suits your boating needs, it is important that you understand its limitations, how to use it and how to care for it. An inflatable lifejacket is only approved in an open boat if you are wearing it. If your boat has an enclosure, then you only need to wear the inflatable lifejacket while you’re on deck or in the cockpit. Inflatable vests come in two styles: •The first is a vest type, which can be inflated manually or automatically with a CO2 system. The automatic inflatables are designed to inflate when submerged. They also have a manual inflation system which is activated by pulling a toggle. •The second is a pouch

style which can only be manually inflated by pulling a toggle. All inflatable PFDs have an oral inflation tube in case the CO2 inflation system fails. However, for weak swimmers, this might be hard to use when they are trying to keep their head above water. It is important to know that inflatable PFDs are not approved under the following conditions: • Anyone under 16 years old. • Anyone who weighs less than 36.6 kg or 80lbs. • Use on a personal watercraft. • White water paddling activities. When choosing a lifesaving appliance, remember the differences in functionality between lifejackets, PFDs and inflatable PFDs. Pick one that best suits your needs and think carefully before purchasing. Also consider colour when you make your choice. Bright colours are easier to spot in the water. The best lifejacket or PFD is one that you will wear whenever you are on the water. And remember that an emergency is no time to try out a new lifesaving device, so locate your owner’s manual for whatever type of PFD or lifejacket you own, read it carefully and know how to use it before setting out on the water. ■ The Canadian Safe Boating Council

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• Inspect, clean and replace spark plugs if necessary. • Check and change oil and water filters if necessary. • Check the battery's charge and its fluid levels. • Be certain the drainage plug is in place. • Verify the load on your boat is well distributed. Questions to ask yourself: • Are there enough suitable personal flotation devices of appropriate size for everyone on board? • Is all of the required equipment in good working order? • Do you have ample reserves of fuel for the trip or will you need to refuel? • Do you have maps and charts? • Is your VHF radio working properly? • Do you have a first aid kit, basic tools and spare parts?

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• Out of 130 boating deaths, 60% drowned in water under 10 degrees CELSIUS • More than 82% were not wearing (or incorrectly wearing) a Lifejacket or PFD • 63% were less than 15m from shore/safety • 26% were thrown overboard • 48% were in a boat that capsized or was swamped

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It’s a beautiful day; the sun is shining and you’ve just launched your boat for the start of another season on the water. And the thoughts of that tough winter just past are quickly forgotten. Everyone’s on board, excited about the day ahead, so off you go. The day unfolds as you had hoped it would. Until a problem leaves you dead in the water. It could be that you’ve run out of gas or you’ve had a mechanical breakdown of some kind. What to do? Likely what you did not do is check your boat thoroughly before heading out. And unfortunately, you are not alone. Scott Miller, a Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator with the Canadian Coast Guard says: “75 to 80% of calls for help to the Coast Guard are non-distress calls; the most common ones deal with boats that have broken down, run aground or have just run out of gas which is far and away the most

Check and monitor the local weather forecast (Marine forecast is best) Float plan filed and left with a reliable individual Required safety gear and recommended gear are in good condition, working properly and readily accessible onboard (including a first aid kit, repair kit, spare parts, necessary tools and survival rations) There are enough Canadian approved lifejackets/PFDs of the correct size for each passenger onboard and all are in good condition (check zippers, buckles, fabric, seams, etc). Encourage your passengers to wear their lifejacket/PFD at all times All passengers know the location of, and are familiar with the safety equipment and emergency procedures Ensure there is a means of communication onboard Review marine charts or maps of the area to determine and mark local hazards, water levels and tides (consider seasonal changes of the area)


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Stairs to take precedence over ceiling insulation at Oso Hall Central Frontenac Council - June 12 by Craig Bakay


entral Frontenac Council opted to go with entrance stairs over ceiling insulation at Oso Hall at its regular meeting Tuesday evening in Sharbot Lake. Manager of Development Services and CBO Shawn Merriman told Council that there is no foundation under the steps leading to Oso Hall and as such “the cost will be much higher than we budgeted for.” Merriman said that they could take funds budgeted for insulation in the ceiling or look at a temporary solution for the stairs. “My recommendation is to fix the stairs properly and we’re looking at $20,000 for that,” he said. “We might even be able to do some of the ceiling.” “If we don’t insulate the ceiling, will we be losing money from heating the hall?” said Councillor Bill MacDonald. “The ceiling’s been on the list for seven years so another year won’t make much difference,” said Merriman. “I think we need some more lighting on the stairs,” said Dep. Mayor Tom Dewey. “If we do that, we definitely won’t have enough to do any of the ceiling,” said Merriman. “Any time you put anything in concrete, it costs you money.” Council instructed Merriman to investigate the cost of ground level lights in the stairs and/or higher level lighting and to proceed with fixing the stairs. Merriman also reported that other repairs and projects are almost completed, such as the canteen at Oliver Scott Park in Sharbot Lake. “I heard they made $100 at the canteen last night,” said Mayor Frances Smith. “This will be the first facility with security cameras,” said Merriman. “The equipment has been installed and will be functional shortly.” Coun. Bill MacDonald asked Merriman to look into getting signs stating that security cameras are in place. “I’ve had success with the signs at my own personal property,” MacDonald said. He didn’t say if he had cameras, only signs. And still with ball diamonds, Merriman said the field in Mountain Grove is operational. Coun. John Purdon said there is still a bit of a gully between the outfield and infield and more fill is needed. Purdon also suggested that the sign pointing to the old ball field be removed and relocated somewhere closer to the new ball field. Fire Chief Greg Robinson told Council that Sub Fire Station Trucks are over-weighted and options for service levels at these stations will be provided through the master fire plan. “A request was made at the last meeting the Dep. Chief

was at for information on what it would take to make the substations a full station,” said Coun. Brent Cameron. “What physical and mechanical capacities would be required?” “I have to apologize councilor, I didn’t get that request,” said Robinson. “But there will be options in the Fire Master Plan. Coun. John Purdon wanted to know if there was going to be an open house on the Fire Master Plan like those for the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaws. “Generally, there’s some public consultation but that usually consists of a committee of residents,” said Robinson. The Fire Master Plan is scheduled to be rolled out over several meetings but there are is only one meeting in July and one in August. And one of those meetings will be in Arden which tends to be the longest meeting of the year. “They feed us dinner,” said Mayor Frances Smith. At the request of GREC Parents Council representative Rhonda Watkins, Council voted to give the school $1,000 for Tello Drones so teacher Wade Leonard’s ground-breaking

drone project can be expanded. “Currently, it’s only for Grade 11s but with these five new drones, they can expand it to many more classes including Grade 3,” Watkins said. She said the parents council was prepared to help fund it but they’d already spent what they’d raised this year for the school trip. “It’s the only program like it in Ontario and it will provide excellent skills for our students,” she said. She said they need the funding now in order to have a course outline ready for September. Coun. Brent Cameron urged Watkins to approach the Limestone District School Board for an additional $885 for goggles which will allow the students to see what the drones are seeing in real time. “The school program has done some things for the Township, mapping and aerial photography for no cost, so it would be like reciprocating in kind,” said Clerk-Administrator Cathy MacMunn.

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ll Lennox and Addington County based businesses in tourism and related sectors are invited to attend a special “Naturally L&A” Speed Dating Event at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives on Tuesday, June 26th at 7pm. The evening will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about fellow operators in the L&A County community and find out about a number of new tourism initiatives that are currently underway. It will be a fast paced event providing an opportunity to interact one-on-one with other tourism stakeholders in Lennox & Addington County. To register, please visit www. or call Rob Plumley at 613-3544883 ext. 3271.

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June 14, 2018

Kings Town Tenors back in Bellrock for return engagement


by Craig Bakay

We had so much fun last year, we just had to come back,” said Jack Francis, aka The Happy Chef, who along with Tim Torgersen and Danny Young fronts the Kings Town Tenors. The singing threesome was backed by Tony Negus on keyboards and acoustic guitar, Chris Petersen on bass, Brandon Amey on guitar and newcomer Gary Barratt on drums. After a lengthy discussion on which colour fedoras to wear (they went with the tan, same as last year), the Tenors took the stage for a 36-song, two-hour set. Included were covers of five Beatles tunes, three Creedence Clearwater Revivals, three Leonard Cohens, a couple of Bee Gees, two James Taylor and a top 10 list of 60s/70s pop-rock tunes including Never Been to Spain, Short People, The Sound of Silence, Sloop John B, Walking in the Rain, Teach Your Children, Rock This Town and Bus Stop. Many tunes had the audience singing along. And, just to show they still have those quasi-classical chops, they performed An-

drew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu, from his Requiem. The band does “about a dozen or so gigs per year,” said Francis. “We tend to practice in the winter,” said Torgersen. And of course Francis is busy with his other life, that of The Happy Chef. In fact, he’s the one who prepared the meal that followed the show. “They’re both (music and cooking), the loves of my life,” he said. “And combined they’re even better. “As long as I’m happy with both parts.” This year followed a slightly different format. Whereas last year, the meal was tapas (spanish appetizers), this year featured a sit-down dinner. “Just so it wasn’t the same as last year,” said Francis. The show was followed with a meal of pulled pork sliders, salad, pineapple-coconut cake and virgin mojitos. “You can’t go wrong with pulled pork,” said Francis.

Reflections of rural life

The Kings Town Tenors, (from left) Danny Young, Tim Torgersen and Jack Francis singing up a storm in the Bellrock Hall Sunday.

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– triggered by the hole that swallowed Bedford Road in Sydenham Rural Life is good. It is not static, or stuck in the mud. When I was six I walked to school and had been taught my address- in case of emergency. At that time I lived on county road 9. In later years I lived on my uncle's farm. He earned a living through mixed farming, a mixture of Holstein milkers, chickens for eggs, and a few pigs. Times changed for him when his barn was struck by lightening. Gone were the hay loft and middle storage area for equipment. A small holding adjacent to his farm was for sale. Uncle Wally bought it because it had an implement barn- a place to store his equipment for winter. Another change happened to him. The adjacent city decided to incorporate his property. There was potential for future housing lots, but no future for the farm. It seemed that the Ferguson family had to move. By now, Wally was not as

young, or energetic, as he had been when he first started to farm. His family had increased over the years with the arrival of my 4 cousins. Now that was definitely change. I remember watching my younger cousins playing in the sandbox. There were toy cars vroom- there were trucks for racing across the sand. The most exciting toys were the "Big Diggers". Big construction equipment making big holes and requiring lots of noise. Wally decided to buy a small farm further away from the city. He would cut back the work load by developing a herd of beef cattle. No milking at 4:00 A.M. The Hereford herd was developing nicely. There was also a small cash crop of asparagus on the property. Perfect. Life is change. The Conservation Authority Officials approached Wally.

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PAGE 12 Columns-continued from page 5 • Keep watching out for the minor ball games at a field near you this week. The Junior Men play Thursday night at Parham at 8:30, then Monday June 11 we start the week off with the Grasshoppers at 6:30 and then Grasshoppers at 6:30 on Wednesday then Thursday is action packed with the Peewee team at 6:30 followed by the Bantam at 8:30. • Happy Birthday to: Dorothy Clow, Harold Hamilton, Don Ferguson, Donna Longmire, Janice Morrow, June St. Pierre, Christina Green, Tanya Gray and Judy Meeks. And for this week ... Sheri Hannah, Michelle McCumber, Nelson Hannah, Julia Goodfellow, Penny Cota, Patsy Quinn, John Morrow, Ben Lusk and Penny Ellsworth. • As bake and yard sale is set for the St. James Anglican Church in Parham this Friday, June 15, at 2pm.

• PS We are still looking for someone to take over writing the Parham/Tichborne Column.

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• The Clar-Mill Community Archives Historic Tour is now open! The Historic signs are now along the route and tour books are available at the Plevna Library, Lookout Hardware store and other locations around Plevna. The CMCA has put the link to the virtual tour on their Facebook page and is examining the interest level in offering a tour bus to visit these historic sites. If you are not from the area but are interested in purchasing a book, please contact Brenda • A special thank you the township staff for ensuring that these signs were up for



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June 19, 1936 –June 7, 2018 With sadness we mourn the loss of our beloved father after a full and adventurous life. Survived by his four adult children Lisa (Eric Kaufmanis), Karen (the late Paul Stothart), Grant (Claudette) and Krista (Matthew Wheatley); his nine grandchildren, Sophie, Sarah, Alexander, Juliana, Samantha, Julia, Charlotte, Fiona and Lauren; his brother William (Patricia); his brothers in law Charles Parent (Beverly), Roland Parent (Janet), sister in law Claire Denis (Jean) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased in death by his adored wife of 58 years, Adele; his parents Elsie May and William Colby; and his sister Barbara (Ronald) Hawes. May Barry and Adele together rest in peace. A memorial service for Barry will be scheduled at a later date.

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After a wonderful, loving and giving 61 years of life, at home in Denbigh, Ontario on June 4, 2018. Beloved wife of Mark Rowe. Loving mother of Sean and Fraser Rowe. Most excellent Nana of Amelia Grace Rowe. Predeceased by her parents Donald and Edna Fraser. Loved sister of Lori Wright (David), Brian Fraser (Joanne) and Brad Fraser (Theresa). Dear sister-in law of John Rowe (Linda-deceased), Beth Sellick (Bud) and the late Lionel and Donna Rowe. Susan, the best of Aunts will be greatly missed by her nephews and nieces and by her many friends in both Bowmanville and Denbigh. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Susan's amazing life at her home in Denbigh on Saturday July 21, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Donations in Susan's memory may be made to the Girl Guides of Canada-Canadian World Friendship Fund. Remember the time…

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• What a Family Fun Night at Loughborough Public School last Friday night. I personally attended the event for a bit. The smiles on the kids and parents’ faces were from ear to ear. The kids sure had fun. There were balloonists, games, bouncy castle, music, face paint, cotton candy, a silent auction and the basket draws. What a fun time. The sponsors and volunteers did a fantastic job! The work that’s behind organizing an event often goes un-noticed. Thank you to all the sponsors and a special shout out to the main organizing committee - Christina Marshall, Lisa Nelder, Jeff Peck, Corey Baldwin, Kelly Crain, Kim Deline, Marie Meeks & Scott Morency - for their hours of time and dedication to pull this event off year after year. The local businesses that donated items for this event are awesome as well! I enjoyed myself, hope you all did as well • Congratulations on 10 years of operation New Leaf Link, their celebration last Thursday was a huge success, raised just around the $1000 mark between goodwill offerings, the silent auction and the beautiful teapot flowers that were done by Memory Lane. Christine Bell organized the event with help from Karin Steiner, Julie Hunt and Carol Martin. The participants put on quite the play to celebrate the 10th Anniversary as well. Thank you to the Ladies Auxillary and the Pastor at the Church for all your help as well, truly appreciated. • Been hearing some positive feedback from the Shop The Docks! To raise money for the Sydenham Lake Association. I hear there was an amazing Lemonade Stand located on the West Bank of Eel Bay, way to go guys! What a fantastic idea. Hope to see this event continue in years to come! • Do you like to sew, knit or crochet?? There is a sewing bee coming up later this year. Members of the Kingston Area Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario will be hosting the sewing bee, in support of the Canada Comforts Society. The


Canada Comforts Society is a volunteer organization located in Vancouver. The volunteers sew knit and crochet items for children in need throughout Canada and in developing countries. The bee will be held on Sept 8 from 9am-4pm at the Grace Centre in Sydenham. If you are interested in helping you can donate items used to make clothing, such as material, ribbon, thread, elastic, buttons etc, or even make items and drop them off at the Grace Centre anytime between 9am-4pm on Sept 8th. For more info visit www. and click on Rose Program to find patterns and items that are urgently needed by the Canadian Comforts Society. If you enjoy making things, why not try to make a difference and help out. What a great what to show just how much our community cares. • Anyone can be a Dad, but it takes someone special to be a Father, Happy Father’s Day to all the Father’s out there. May you enjoy your day! For those of you whose Father’s are no longer with us, may the memories help you through this day.


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As a member of our home team you will provide Courteous & efficient service to customers advising on merchandise & related building materials. The successful candidate must have • friendly and helpful attitude towards customers • excellent communication skills • willingness to learn • previous driving experience Apply with resumé, & drivers abstract to Lookout HOME HARDWARE Building Center attention Chris Samson Lookout Home Hardware Building Centre, 7617 Road 509, Plevna


All claims against the estate of Glenn Edgar Larock, late of the Township of Lanark Highlands in the County of Lanark, who died on or about the 17th day of May, 2018, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 30th day of June, 2018; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Perth this 28th day of May, 2018. Terry Wayne St. Pierre, Estate Trustee, by his Solicitors, BARKER WILLSON PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, 31 Foster Street, Perth ON K7H 1R8. Attn: S. Craig Halpenny. 613-267-2800

Verona Lions ATV Poker Run and Show Verona Lions would like you to save the date Saturday, July 7th as they are hosting their first ATV Poker Run and Show at the Verona Lions Centre, 4504 Verona Sand Road. goal that Pam Lemke will be taking on. For information about the Dementia Friendly program or any other services, or for answers to questions about dementia, call Pam at 1-800-266-7516 or email or





2 PEACOCKS, blue colour, 2 years and 5 years old. Call 613-374-1445 CENTRAL BOILER Classic OUTDOOR FURNACES can eliminate your high heating bill. Buy NOW and save up to $550! Call today 613-539-9073. CENTRAL BOILER OUTDOOR FURNACES offer the Classic, the Maxim and the New Edge. Your local Dealer, Wood Heat Solutions, Frankford, ON, 613-398-1611; Bancroft, ON 613-332-1613. GUINEA HENS, solve your deer tick problems 613-353-2460 SHIPPING CONTAINERS: Seacans Storage Containers, 7ft 10ft 20ft 40ft 45ft Steel garden sheds call 613-354-8744 or online http://


FULL TIME SATELLITE TV INSTALLERS required for fast growing company. Installer must supply own vehicle, valid driver's license, tools, ladders, consumables, vehicle insurance, etc. Potential for income between $50,000 to $80,000 yearly + Bonuses. Evening and weekend shifts required. For more information please send a resume to: Admin@ or fax to 613-6239992. No experience necessary; all training will be supplied. Seeking Saturday cottage cleaners June 30 August 11. $16-20/hour based on performance and efficiency, 6 hour shifts guaranteed. Please call Ward or Ashley at 613-279-2414 or email


FIREARMS COURSE – July 13-14, and Hunter Education Course, July 20-21, Harrowsmith. Call Bill, 613-335-2786


MUSIC LESSONS Piano, Flute, Theory. Seniors, adults, teens and children. Many social and/or performance opportunities. Inverary. 613-6533815

MINI AUCTION SALE To be held at the home of Garry and Jane Drew, 1029 Drew Point, off Long Lake Road, by public beach.

Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.

After attending all your yard sales, come and join us for coffee and a mini auction. Garry has retired from auctioneering, with the exception of a few charity auctions, so drop by and see if he is up for the challenge!! Boat Hoist (will lift up to 1800 lb.), Draw-Tite trailer hitch (gross weight 350 lb.), 10” 2000 lb. Implement jack (new), 30 to 40 ft. of ½ inch cable, 5 6 ft. steel posts, 2 house jacks, 5/16” and 3/8” lag bolts, 350 4 inch square commercial tiles (green), 2 bundles of R-20 fiberglas pink insullation, Antique pulleys, approx. 40 ft. of plastic coated fencing, aluminum ATV ramps (like new), indoor dryer vent kit, branch trimmer. Humidifier, Cappuccino Maker, ceramic heater, household paper shredder, 7” digital picture frame, prints, picture frames, sealers, flower pots, Reindeer with mini lites, LP’s tapes, CD’s, including 4 LP set of Winston Churchill addressing the Congress in 1941, sealers, cookbooks, glassware (some crystal) linens (King size bedding), Carving set, cake server, cheese trays, tote bins, square galvanized wash tub, other items. Household items sold last. Terms: Cash (sorry, no debit or credit cards) No Sales Tax. Bring a lawn chair Owner will not be responsible in case of accident or personal injury on day of sale.

ANYTHING METAL FREE PICKUP: fridges, stoves, washers, dryers, ‘anything metal’ & electronics. Call 613-375-6377, leave message.

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The show and run will open at 10:30am to the general public with a vendor’s midway showcasing the latest offerings from your favourite ATV manufacturers as well as other outdoor products. The Lions Canteen will be open for duration of the show serving their famous Lions burgers, fries and more. Whether you come to see the latest ATV’s in the vendor’s midway or to have some lunch or even ride the poker run, they’ll be looking forward to seeing you there. The poker run registration will take place from 10:30am to 12:30pm and the run is a leisurely 80km ride comprising a loop of rail trail and backroad. There will be card stops along the way returning to the Lions Centre where the top three poker hands will be awarded great prizes. There will also be participant prizes drawn and a 50/50 draw. Registration cost for the Poker run is $30 per rider or $25 if you pre-register before June 30th.For more information or to pre-register visit

They’ll be looking forward to a fun and exciting day and hope to see you there Saturday, July 7th.

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Ardoch Ontario  613-479-8005 CLEANING SERVICE Affordable and reliable with 15 years experience. Available for residential and cottage cleaning, Full or half days. Call Barb, 613-893-1317


Renovations, Carpentry, Repairs, Painting & Roofing Paul Gosse 613-335-4822 HANDYMAN, WILL REPLACE SINKS, taps, toilets, drywalling, any other jobs, cottage closures and carpentry. Please call Albert 613374-2079

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JUNK & WASTE REMOVED, Loads to the dump, 10 cubic yard box rentals. We buy unwanted vehicles. 1-613-336-0708 PET SITTING SERVICES AVAILABLE. All you need to know at www.petsittinginmountaingrove. com Phone Laura Mills at 613-335-3658 or Text 613-583-3658 PHOTOCOPY, FAX & LAMINATION SERVICES available at The Frontenac News, 1095 Garrett St., rear building, Sharbot Lake. Competitive prices! 8½” x 11” - Black & White 25¢ ea; Colour copies 60¢ ea. 613-279-3150. WEDDINGS, etc. Ceremonies by Judie Diamond, licenced officiant. judiediamond@,, 613-3756772. WILL DO GARBAGE CLEAN UP and disposal, dump runs in Sharbot Lake and Area. Call or Text Kevin at 613-328-1187.


B’S RADICAL RIDES Towing & Recovery. James Mills owner/operator. 613-335-5050; website:


WANTED COMIC BOOKS: Comic books in the house? Turn them into cash today. My hobby, your gain. 613-539-9617 kentscomics@yahoo. ca SEEKING OLD WOODEN decoys; interested in buying, photographing & learning about their origins; and also old wooden carvings. Free appraisals, confidential, no hassles. 613-3766723 cell 613-888-9540 STANDING TIMBER, firewood, pine, cedar, bush lots. Free quotes, cash paid. Call 613279-2154.


RETIRED, Responsible, woman seeks longterm, affordable smallish home/winterized cottage to rent in Central Frontenac. Waterfront and woodstove/fireplace preferred, but not necessary. 613-876-8340, chookburke@

CROWN LAND RECREATION STEWARDSHIP – FIELD SUPERVISOR The Township is seeking resumes for a vacant position from a highly motivated, experienced, hands-on person to join our municipal team as the Crown Land Recreation Stewardship – Field Supervisor. Working under the direction of the Facilities/Recreation Supervisor (FRS), the incumbent will perform required maintenance duties; monitor and assist with the enforcement of and supervision of the students within the Crown Land Stewardship Program (CLSP) Roads and Campsites, in accordance with the CLSP, while following guidelines established by the policies of Township Council and/or the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and in accordance with Legislation. The salary range is $19.57– $23.17 per hour and the normal work week is forty (40) hours (Seasonal – approximately from April 1st to October 31st – depending on weather). Hours will vary; Weekend work and overtime will be required to meet the job requirements. Shall hold and maintain a valid Driver’s Licence and Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Also, shall have or commit to successfully obtain the Chainsaw Safety Certification within a four (4) week time frame. A copy of the Role Description is available on the Township’s website at www. or at the Township Office. For further information, please contact Corey Klatt, Manager of Community Development at (613) 479-2231 ext. 233 or email Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection purposes. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Township is an equal opportunity employer. We would be pleased to provide accommodations, upon request, throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities to ensure equal participation.

Please apply with a detailed resume by Noon local time on Thursday June 21, 2018 clearly marked “Confidential – Crown Land Recreation Stewardship – Field Supervisor” to Cheryl Robson, AMCT CAO Township of North Frontenac 6648 Road 506, Plevna, ON K0H 2M0 Phone: (613) 479-2231 Ext. 221 Fax: (613) 479-2352 E-mail:



June 14, 2018

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Thu Jun 14 – Sun Jun 17

WOLFE ISLAND GARDEN PARTY 7pm. A weekend of music, agriculture and art. Weekend passes $20 or pay what you can. Children free. All proceeds go to the Wolfe Island Community Garden.

Thursday June 14

CLOYNE - LAND O’LAKES GARDEN CLUB MEETING 7pm. Pine View Free Methodist Church. “How history changed plants and plants changed history” with Walter Mcgee DINERS CLUB 12pm-2pm. Wonderful mid-day meal, entertainment. Meet new friends and enjoy local talent. $11 Transportation available in some cases. Info - Joanne 613-376-6477 MABERLY - EUCHRE AND LUNCHEON 12pm. Maberly Community Hall. St. Albans Anglican Church presents. Info Cheryl Parks, 613-268-2327 MOUNTAIN GROVE - BINGO FUNDRAISER 6:30pm. Land O’ Lakes Public School. Game starts at 7. canteen, 50/50 draw, in aid of student year end trip SELF-HYPNOSIS FOR RELAXATION WORKSHOP 1:30pm-3pm. Cost is $10 per person, per session payable at the door or free with a Southern Frontenac Community Services Membership $30.00. Transportation is available! Call 613.376.6477x 303 or Reception. Visit to register online

Friday June 15

HARLOWE - OLE TYME FIDDLERS 7:30pm. Harlowe Hall. Prizes, lunch, $6 non-members, all welcome, players, dancers, listeners and newcomers INVERARY - COMMUNITY YOUTH DANCE 7pm10pm. Storrington Lions Hall. Admission $5, for students in grades 5 to 8. Call John Beskers fo info 613-353-6920 SHARBOT LAKE - BBQ STEAK DINNER 3pm. Sharbot Lake Legion. Doors open at 3, dinner served at 5:30. $15, scratch tickets. Entertainment by Larry Haskett SYDENHAM - SELF-HYPNOSIS FOR RELAXATION WORKSHOP 1:30pm-3pm. Grace Hall. Cost is $10 per person, per session payable at the door or free with a Southern Frontenac Community Services Membership $30.00. Transportation is available! Call 613.376.6477x 303 or Reception. Visit http:// to register online YARD AND BAKE SALE 2pm. St. James Anglican Church in Parham. Fundraiser, all welcome

Saturday June 16

ARDEN - FUNDRAISER FOR WW1 BOOK 5pm. Arden Legion. Open mic, with house band and Renee Richards (vocals) $10 per person. Rib dinner $8 per person. Auctions, 50/50 and more. CLOYNE - MARATHON WALT WHITMAN READING 1pm. Bon Echo Provincial Park. Marathon Reading of “Song of Myself” - all welcome HARROWSMITH - SPECIAL OPEN HOUSE 10am4pm. South Frontenac Museum. special opening to be part of Open Doors Kingston PLEVNA - DARK SKIES STAR PARTY 8am. Dark

Farm memories- Continued from pg 11 in 1900 by John Wood. He was the great Grandfather of present day Wilma Kenny. More recently this Victorian home had been owned by Earl Martin. In the 1960s high school students knew where to find Earl Martin. Earl had been in charge of maintenance at the High School. He lived,"just past the BEER Store." Local directions for travel included passing his little red barn. Well, the barn had seen better days by 1984. Local people reported to we newcomers that before the property was put up for sale, the barn had been propped up on the far side by an old telephone pole.

Sky Preserve. Come out to see the crescent moon, Venus in twilight, and late spring constellations. Kid friendly

Sun Jun 17 – Wed Jun 13

INVERARY - BENEFIT BALL TOURNAMENT Ken Garrett Memorial Park. Benefit for Terry Orr.

Sunday June 17

BATTERSEA - CHRIS MURPHY CONCERT 7pm. Battersea United Church. Songs by request for Father’s Day, Free will offering, refreshments CEMETERY SERVICE 2pm. Henderson United Church Cemetery, Rain location in the church SHARBOT LAKE, ON - OPEN HOUSE 2pm-4pm. Sharbot Lake Retirement Residence. See the residences and take a tour

Tuesday June 19

SHARBOT LAKE - TEA AND TOAST 9am-10am. Sharbot Lake United Church.

Wednesday June 20

SYDENHAM - DINERS CLUB 12pm-2pm. Grace Hall. Grace Hall. Wonderful meal followed by entertainment. A chance to meet new friends $11. Contact, Joanne - 613-376-6647 - Transportation may be arranged for those who need it. VERONA - PAINT NIGHT 7pm-9:30pm. Verona Lions Hall. $40 pp, all supplies included, snacks, coffee, etc, info at veronalions,ca, Register at

Thursday June 21

SUMMER SOLSTICE LABYRINTH WALK 7pm9pm. Wintergreen Studios. Enjoy a meditative walk along the stone labyrinth and bear witness to the shifting season. Participation by donation (suggested donation of $20). No registration necessary. For more information, visit www.wintergreenstudios. com/summer-labyrinth.

Friday June 22

HARTINGTON - CONCERT 7pm. Portland Community Church. Featuring RMS (Ruth, Mark and Sharon trio) and Jessica Wedden, award winning fiddler. Free will offering, light refreshments afterwards PERTH ROAD - FISH FRY 5pm-7pm. Perth Road United Church. New Zealand Cod from Mundell’s, fries, pie and more. Adults $15/Youth (6-12) $7.

Sat Jun 23 – Wed Jun 13

SHARBOT LAKE - ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST 8am-11am. Soldiers Memorial Hall (OSO Hall). Sharbot Lake and District Lions present - $7 per adult.6-12, $3, under 6 free, Proceeds to Granite Ridge.

Saturday June 23

BOLINGBROKE - DLUX AT ABC HALL 7pm. Althorpe Bolingbroke Community Hall (ABC Hall). Six piece band featuring rock music and dancing. $10, music starts at 7:30pm. Cash bar, light snacks. Info 613-27308834 CLOYNE - PIONEER MUSEUM SEASON OPENING 11:30am. Cloyne Pioneer Museum. New display, diorama of Mazinw-Pringle Tramway, live music with Dave and Marg, free BBQ, Jeff Mcbee new novel for sale. All welcome HARLOWE - OPEN MIC 2pm-7pm. Harlowe Hall. Pot Luck supper, 5:30pm. Free event, donations welcome. Info - Marie, 613-336-2557 SHARBOT LAKE - ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST 8am-11am. Soldiers Memorial Hall (OSO Hall). $7, children 6- 12- $3, under 6-free Benefit for Lions Foundation of Canada.

Over time we reinforced the lakeside wall, replaced areas of cement in the foundation, and added pine cladding to the outside. It was no longer "that Red Barn." We acquired a snow blower. We also travelled back and forth to Kingston for employment--- but the garden was growing!! There were changes in Municipal structure. Mayors and councillors changed. Structure of the County changed when Townships were amalgamated. We now lived in South Frontenac. We had a terrific water supply from our old well. Council decided the Village needed a central water supply. Well, after losing the fight, we faced another change. Our share of installation costs was based on frontage-we

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ELPHIN - 172ND ANNIVERSARY 11am. Elphin Presbyterian Church. Guest speaker, Bob Hill. Lunch following, All welcome. followed by Cemetery service at 2pm GODFREY - BEDFORD JAM 1pm-5pm. Bedford Hall. Open mic, $2 admission, entertainers free. Info - Joanne 374-2242, Joan 374-5477 PARHAM - UNION ANNIVERSARY SERVICE Parham United Church. Guest preacher, Wib Dawson, originally from Maberly SHARBOT LAKE, ON - OPEN HOUSE 2pm-4pm. Sharbot Lake Retirement Residence. See the residences and take a tour

Tuesday June 26

BOLINGBROKE - CPHC DINERS LUNCH 12pm. ABC Hall. A hot nutritious meal and pleasant socializing. Reservations required. For those 50+. Cost: $10.00 Contact: Joyce Fleming at (613) 2734832 CLOYNE - LAND O’LAKES QUILTERS MEETRING 9am. Pine View Free Methodist Church. Crafting skills and activities. All welcome. 4th Tuesday of the month from April to November. Info - Esther Irving, 613-336-7353 SYDENHAM - NATIONAL CANOE DAY 12pm. Frontenac Provincial Park. Come Celebrate National Canoe Day at Frontenac Provincial Park with the Friends, except for the park fee. Meet at the Park Office! Equipment rentals are available nearby or enquire at the Park Office. Time: 12 noon.

Regular Happenings

AA MEETINGS - SHARBOT LAKE, every Monday, 8 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. ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS: in Sydenham, last Wed. of month 6:30-8:30pm; in Sharbot Lake first Tuesday of month 1:00-2:30pm; www.alzheimer. ca/kfla ARDEN Community hall: LINE DANCING Mondays 9:30-10:30am; EUCHRE Tuesdays 7-10pm; TAI CHI Wednesdays 9:30am, CHILDREN’S READING REVIEW Wednesdays 2;30pm; KIDS KLUB Thursdays 5pm; sponsor: Rec. Committee; info 613335-3186 ARDEN LEGION: Sunday Darts 1pm; Wed & Fri Darts 7pm; Wed Cribbage 2pm; Thurs Euchre 7:30pm; Tuesday nail party 1pm. ARDEN SENIORS: meet at community hall 1st Tuesday each month, 11am business meeting then potluck lunch; info 613-335-3186 BABY TALK DROP-INS, Sharbot Lake, Child Centre, 3rd Monday of month, 10:30 - 11:30 am. Advice & information on infant & child care. 5491154, 1-800-267-7875 BINGO ■Flinton, Mondays, Rec Centre, doors open 6pm ■Griffith Denbigh-Griffith Lions Hall every 2nd Tues 6:30pm; ■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 - CPHC Diners Lunch- 4th Tuesday of the Month- $10 for 50+, join us for a hot delicious meal and pleasant socializing. Reservations required. Info Joyce Felming at 613 273-4832. BOLINGBROKE - CPHC Heartwise Exercise Classes For Seniors, ABC Hall, Mondays 9:3010:30am, free; donations welcome; info: Margaret 273-9244.

had some. I privately named the new water tower, "Phil's Pholly." People change. They age. More cottage homes were winterized and became year round homes. People living in the Greater Toronto Area began to see the advantages of living in Frontenac County- and the advantages were more than being able to avoid the 401. Our population is growing. Traffic has increased. Bedford Road, which starts near Trousdale's Foodland, is now steadily in use. Count 'em-40 pickups, 35 Caravans, and 18 sedans per 30 minutes on Saturday afternoon. This is the era of computers and Magic road maps. Some change is NOT for the better. If you

BOLINGBROKE- 4-Hand Euchre- Tuesdays at 7pm, ABC Hall, with prizes. Sandwiches follow evening games $6 - Info Joanne Milner-Green at BOLINGBROKE- Friends Forever Club- “nd Wednesday of the Month- Noon- Neighbourly potluck lunch and meeting, formerly known at the Althorpe Bolingbroke Seniors Club. Everyone is welcome. Info Joyce Fleming at 613 273-4832 BOLINGBROKE Hatha Yoga Tuesdays 9:30amABC Hall $13. Contact Freda: 613-273-2571 BOLINGBROKE- Line Dancing Wednesday - 3-4pm, Friday, 10-11am, for everyone including beginners and seniors. Info Rhonda Aisbitt at rhondaaisbitt@ or 613 885-8543. BOLINGBROKE American Mahjongg, Thursdays at 1:30pm, everyone welcome, lessons provided, contact Rosetta 613 268-2548 (Please note: No Mahjongg Sept 21- lunch at The Stirling Lodge in Newboro- please call Freda 613 273-2571 for more info) BOLINGBROKE Musicians Circle Thursday Evenings 7 ABC Hall, all musicians welcome. For info call Matt Churchill at 273-9005, or mattchurchill@ CANCER PATIENTS requiring rides to treatments: call 1-888-939-3333 CLOTHING /BOUTIQUE - NORTHBROOK, in former United Church next to cemetery. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm (varies seasonally) CLOTHING - HARTINGTON, COMMUNITY CARING, Princess Ann Community Centre, Mon 9-12, Tues 9-4, and Fri 9-12 CLOTHING-- TREASURE TRUNK, Sharbot Lake, 12795 Road 38. “New & Second Tyme Around Clothing” Donations welcome. 279-2113. CLOTHING - VERONA, “Style Revival”, free clothing, Free Methodist Church, Wed & Thurs, 10am-1pm; info Kielo, 613-374-5289 CLOYNE- ADULT CO-ED RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL Tuesdays 6:30pm, Fridays 9am. Cloyne Recreation Field (just north of town). All skill levels welcome. Ball gloves available. Info. Rick Guthrie 336-3460 & Beth/Shane Buck 661-2449 CLOYNE - HUNTER’S CREEK GOLF, Wednesday morning women’s league, meet at 8:30am, tee off at 9am. $15, 12 holes shotgun. Email lanedianne804@ COMMUNITY DROP-IN - Sharbot Lake Every Wednesday, 10am - 2pm, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. All welcome! 279-3151. DENBIGH CRAFT GROUP meets 2nd & 4th Wed. of month, 1pm, community hall, free, all welcome, info: Pam at LOLCS, 336-8934 ext. 229. DENBIGH FRIDAY COFFEE TIME 8am - 10am, Denbigh Rink. Beverages, and snacks available, Join us DENBIGH WELLNESS GROUP meets tuesday at 8:30 Denbigh Hall basement, weigh in at 8:30am meeting at 9am. Info Betty 613-333-2366 DENBIGH - YOUTH and Family Night - AH Community Centre - Denbigh 7 pm. Badminton, volleyball, basketball. EUCHRE (NOTE to groups - please contact us and let us know if your Euchre parties are still active): ■ARDEN community hall Tuesdays 7pm; BOLINGBROKE Mondays, noon -4pm, $6 includes lunch. Tuesdays at 7pm, ABC Hall, lunch, prizes■DENBIGH Fridays, Denbigh Community Centre - 7 pm. ■GRIFFITH Lion’s Hall 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. 7 pm (No Euchre in December) ■MABERLY Wednesdays $3

believe your GPS map, then the beginning of Bedford Road is somewhere near the old Ski Hills. We have been watching the work crews as they improve the Bedford road up to the, now not so new, "new Subdivision" at the meeting of Alton and Bedford Roads. In this case GPS is used to great advantage. The road is being straightened, drainage is being installed due to runoff from the ridge side of the road. At last, we oldsters will have sidewalks to stroll upon. The lake is still blue, the sky is still full of curly clouds. We are safely ensconced on the "Canadian Shield" of Granite. Our little world is improving, and change is good.


June 14, 2018

Cardinal Café hits its summer mode S

ince late May Rob and Nancy Moore have been re-opening the Cardinal on Thursday nights from 6pm until 9pm for live music. These nights are free to attend and feature talent in all forms. With a full season of featured musicians already lined up, it’s sure to be a highlight of the season. There are also some open mic nights snuck in for good measure. Be it spoken word, poetry, comedy and yes, singing too, book yourself in for the July 26th open mic. You might even find someone to sing back up, I’ve been told. Cardinal Café is proud to announce the arrival of their new state of the art espresso machine from Italian producer La Marzocco. This has been a winter long project for the couple, working through grant opportunities with the CFDC (Community Futures Development Corporation) and KEDCO (Kingston Economic Development Corporation) to finally bring their vision to life. The machine officially got its wings Monday, May 1st so be sure you pop in for a delicious creamy latte, lovingly prepared by co-owner/barista Nancy. She’ll even put one of those fancy designs on the top

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for you! As for other improvements, currently they are in the process of applying for an EODP (Eastern Ontario Development Program) Grant to ‘Beautify the Business’ by having the parking lot extended and paved. You might also notice a change in the menu, as local farmers start to present their wares to Rob who works very hard to offer local ingredients. Nancy and Rob like to source as close to home as they can when ordering all their supplies be it food or coffee; working with producers like Seed to Sausage, Gilmours on 38, and Grays Grocery. The Café strives to be very community orientated. One ongoing program involves Janet Barr from Community Living along with a GREC student who deliver drinks and treats to businesses in Sharbot Lake once a week stretching from the Adult Learning Centre on Highway 7 all the way to the Treasure Trunk on Highway 38. But that’s not the only way they try to get involved in the community. For the past two years, they’ve been Brand Ambassadors for #InFrontenac,

a county initiative headed by Alison Vandervelde to support and grow local businesses. There will also be new swag soon featuring the Cardinal brand. T-shirts, hats and mugs will all be available in store and in the community. I asked Rob if he had a message on behalf of the Cardinal Café to Frontenac News readers, this is what he said. “As a small family run business, we have always tried to be customer focused and service driven. We recognize Frontenac county has a very diverse demographic and we strive to be accessible to one and all. Some people know us as a ‘Sharbucks’ which we get a kick out of, but we are more than just fancy drinks. You can certainly come in and get a coffee and a snack for under $5. We work with some amazing local bakers to offer a real variety of in-house baked goods.” Thanks Rob and Nancy Moore! I’m sure we’ll all be seeing you soon on that patio!

TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC LIVING HERE 2018 FINAL TAX NOTICES Final Tax Notice for Residential, Managed Forest and Farmland tax bills were issued the week of June 4, 2018. If you have not received your Final Tax Notice by June 15, 2018 you need to contact the tax department. It is important that you retain your tax bill until September in order to make the second instalment payment. No further bills/reminders will be issued. For those properties that have a Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Residential or a combination of Commercial/Industrial/Multi-Residential and Residential and/or Farmland, these will be billed in August 2018. For further information please email or contact us at 613-376-3027 Ext 2200 BURNING BY-LAW Residents are reminded to follow burning regulations set out in By-law 2012-68. For further details on the current burning provisions, please consult our By-law on our website at under Living Here/Fire Services or call South Frontenac Fire and Rescue at 613-376-3027, Ext. 2234. Any infraction of this by-law will result in significant financial penalties. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT – SUMMER HOURS The depot will be open EVERY Thursday from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm until Thanksgiving. Please remember that accepted items are hazardous materials, small electronics and bale wrap only. A full listing of accepted materials may be found on our website under Living Here/Solid Waste/Recycling/Household Hazardous Waste.

Open for Business ATTENTION VENDORS – SIGN UP FOR NOTIFICATION OF TENDERS AND RFP’S Check out the new feature on our website – Town Hall/Tenders, sign up for email notifications when tenders and request for proposals are issued or amended.



GRAND OPENING Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

SWIM & DAY CAMP REGISTRATION On-line registration now available. In person registration can also be done at that time at the NEW location for Recreation – 2490 Keeley Road. Keep an eye on our website for further information

TOWN HALL UPCOMING MEETINGS • Council – July 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm. • Committee of Adjustment – June 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm. • Police Services Board Meeting – June 21, 2018 at 8:30 am.

News & Public Notices CANADA DAY 2018 EVENTS Check out the celebrations organized throughout the Township on the website under Events Calendar. There’s something going on in every district. Events are partially funding by the Canadian Heritage Celebrate Funds. Happy Canada Day!

OUR RECREATION DEPARTMENT HAS MOVED! The South Frontenac Recreation Department is now located at our 2490 Keeley Road site. Contact information and phone numbers remain the same. See “Things To Do” for more information about registration.

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the newly constructed Station 6 - Perth Road Fire Hall, view the facility and enjoy light refreshments. Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 10:00 am. The dedicated volunteer firefighters will be offering a free BBQ and will have presentations regarding fire prevention, public education and kid style games.

2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION NEWS Nominations for the positions of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee must be made on the prescribed form available at the Township Office or the Township website. Nomination forms must be filed, with the prescribed declaration by at least 25 persons either in person or by your agent with the Returning Officer between May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018 during that office’s normal office hours; and on Friday, July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day) between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The required filing fee for the Head of Council is $200.00 and all other offices are $100.00 must accompany the signed form. Full details on the procedures to be followed may be obtained from the appropriate Township Clerk or website – Town Hall/2018 Municipal Election for more details.

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GRAND OPENING and BBQ– PERTH ROAD FIRE HALL Please join us on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the newly constructed Station 6 - Perth Road Fire Hall, view the facility and enjoy light refreshments. Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 10:00 am. The dedicated volunteer firefighters will be offering a free BBQ and will have presentations regarding fire prevention, public education and kid style games. Hope to see you there!

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After The News’ latest CD bends genres in highly effective manner


fter The News’ new CD, Always on the Move, kind of defies definition. It’s kind of spacey overall, but there’re defi-

Cd cover for Always on the move

by Craig Bakay

nitely a hint of southwest U.S. country to it, with Mike Verner’s trumpet accents trending towards mariachi at times.

Sort of Pink Floyd meets The Flying Burrito Brothers . . . prog-country-rock. “You can’t avoid the country influence in this

area,” said bass player Lee Casement. “Especially when you live three doors down from (pedal steel wizard) Claire Abrams. (Abrams is on the CD too.) “But I’ve been listening to a lot of folk music lately.” Most of the music and lyrics comes from the mind of Casement and guitar player Shaun Wiema, with contributions from vocalist/acoustic guitarist Jamie Young drummer Tim Forbes and Verner. But on this offering, they’ve drawn from a lot of area talent whose names many will recognize including the aforementioned Abrams, Jonas Bonnetta, Lisa Menard and Jon McClurg. They also had help on A Statement of Intimacy from

another area rising star — country-rocker Abby Stewart, whom Casement and Wiema have been backing up lately. A Statement of Intimacy is the stand-out track on an album of pretty decent material. “Shaun and I have been playing a lot with Abby lately,” Casement said. “She wrote the lyrics after we told her to come up with something that would be sung by a 40-year-old guy (Young). “I love the harmony parts she does on this.” Casement said a lot of people know Stewart for her voice “but what they don’t know is how good she is at the rest of the music stuff — songwriting, arranging and those areas.”

About the only flaw in the album is that the instrumental track, Winning, should have been at the end rather than the beginning. Casement said the album is on all the streaming services and the band’s website afterthenews. There’s a video of the title track on YouTube, Always on the Move, by Jay Middaugh, which was an official of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2018. A limited number of CDs are available from the band at shows. After The News is scheduled to perform at the Parham Fair on Aug. 18.


Accepted Waste Materials From the House: •  Arts and crafts supplies •  Metal Polish •  Drain opener •  Oven cleaner •  Household cleaners •  Photo Chemicals

•  Roofing Tar •  Spot remover •  Floor Cleaner / Polish •  Expired Prescriptions •  Batteries •  Unbroken Fluorescent bulbs / tubes

From the Garage: •  Antifreeze and Radiator fluid •  Gasoline / Diesel Fuel •  Motor Oil •  Brake / Transmission Fluid •  Paint Stripper •  Car Batteries

•  Paint Thinner / solvents •  Car wax / Polish •  Paint •  Carburetor Cleaners / Degreasers •  Spray Paint / Stains / Varnish •  Wood Preservative

From your Lawn and Garden: •  Coal Tar Based driveway sealer •  Pool Chemicals •  Pesticides •  Rust Preventative •  Herbicides / Weed Killers •  Sealants

Not Accepted: •  Waste from Commercial •  Businesses •  Explosives •  Ammunition or flares

•  Freon Tanks •  PCB Waste •  Tires •  Electronics

Saturday July 14, 2018 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. INTERSECTION OF ROAD 38 AND HWY #7 SHARBOT LAKE RESIDENT DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED • Driver’s License • Central Frontenac • Tax Bill

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Frontenac News No.18 Vol.23 - Jun 14/18

No.18 Vol.23  

Frontenac News No.18 Vol.23 - Jun 14/18