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July 13, 2017 Vol. 17, No. 27


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by Craig Bakay

hile many rural municipalities are still looking to squeeze more dollars out of tourism and agriculture, (and Frontenac County is actively exploring the goat dairy business) one of our township mayors is definitely thinking outside the tourism/agrobusiness box.

North Frontenac’s Ron Higgins is gradually bringing together a concept that, if successful, could effectively re-write the blueprint for municipal governance. It’s a bit out there, and something that you might more expect to see in a science fiction magazine than the AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario) bulletin, but Higgin's is willing to give it a try. Higgins freely admits that there are still ‘I’s’ to be dotted and ‘T’s’ to be crossed but he’s now at the point where he’s bringing a working concept to paper. “North Frontenac, like other small rural communities are struggling to meet the needs of the community due to ever increasing taxation, cost of living and downloading of services from the provincial to the municipal level,” he says. “As a result the quality and level of services provided to the residents and visitors are being impacted in a negative manner . . . we struggle to have basic services not only at the municipal government level from from a social level as well. “This includes access to health care, food, restaurants and affordable housing as some examples.” To counter this situation, Higgins has adopted a kind of Ubuntu philosophy. Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu word often translated as “humanity towards others” that Desmond Tutu argues was a formative influence on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. “My mandate is to strengthen the community with the intent to enhance economic development,” he said. “We have many ideas to address this but we are limited in our financial capability to do so. “What we do have is a strong human resource capital to make this happen.” In other words, he sees the community contributing to the plan’s success by working together and restoring the political influence back to the people “so they can control the destiny of the economy.” To do this, Higgins encourages the use of ‘Earthship’ eco-friendly building techniques to create a vertical farming North Frontenac Mayor facility for aquaculture (fish farming) and Ron Higgins vegetables. He’s already had meetings with companies who specialize in such things and said he has “$62 million in financing lined up.” He’s looking at the North of 7 site to house a community operation/warehouse/restaurant. The technologies for such a thing do exist in many countries such as the Shauguan Liran Fish Farm in China and the Kharp facility in Siberia. There are also vegetable/grain operations in existence. And, he says he’s very close to a deal with an electrical generation company which would allow the Township to generate its own electricity. “This step in the process is the one that will be the catalyst for resurrecting our community,” Higgins said. “I will be asking each resident to commit to three hours a week minimum to work on a community related project. “Those who sign up and honour their commitment will receive free electricity for as long as they stay in the program. “This concept allows us to resurrect our community that will be second to none in the world and begin to provide products and services to our resident and allow for income from providing these outside our community and to those who do nit sign up for three hours a week.” Higgins said he’s about “two months” away from presenting the actual plan.


The best Sail Mazinaw yet!

aturday July 8 was the third annual Sail Mazinaw. 14 different sailboats and dozens of sailors participated. The weather was very cooperative. There had been repeating thunderstorms through the night, but the skies cleared and a very sailable wind set from the northwest. The fleet included a couple of sailboards, a variety of singlehanded dinghies, and a fleet of keelboats. Many of the crews met for breakfast at Mazinaw

Lakeside Resort. Then later, a few boats made their way to the lagoon in the provincial park for the Friends of Bon Echo barbecue. After an afternoon of sailing, crews and friends met for dock drinks and a meal. This year's winners of the Mazinaw Cup are single-handed sailors Kerry Skipper of the Lower Lake and Terry Napier of the Upper Lake.

by Jeff Green outh Frontenac Rides is a two year old initiative dedicated to promoting cycling in South Frontenac. Without a lot of fan fair or funding SF Rides has been promoting safe cycling and cycling routes in the township. Although cars and trucks and ATV’s are the common vehicles of rural life in Ontario, South Frontenac Cycles has been able to make cycling to work a viable option for a segment of the population. And thanks to promotional efforts and the bike stand project recently completed by Sydeham High School students, the face of the township as a cycle friendly place will dovetail nicely with efforts to promote the trails system now that there are three trails (Cataraqui, Rideau, and K&P) running through the township. In each of the last two summers South Frontenac Rides held Tour du South Frontenac events in July. This year, in the early spring volunteers began meeting with another group that has been promoting sport on Sydenham Lake for decades, the Sydenham Canoe Club. Since then other groups and individuals have come on board and as a result the first edition of the Sydenham Lakes and Trails is upon us. The Point Park is the ideal location for the event, which takes place shis Saturday (July 15 ) from 10am-2pm. The Park is conveniently located in downtown Sydenham, on the lake, within metres of the Cat Trail. It has been the home to large regatta’s in the past (and again this August) and hosts the Sydenham Triathlon each summer. Lakes and Trails is a great opportunity for experienced and inexperienced canoeists and kayakers

to get out on the lake. A 5km guided canoe trip sets out at 11:00 am, but the route is open at other times as well. The Kingston Dragon Boat Club is hosting instruction and paddling at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30. Thanks to the efforts of the Sydenham Canoe Club and Frontenac Outfitters, boats and instruction will be available at the Point for those who can’t bring their own boat.. Members of the Cataraqui Canoe Club will be leaving the boat launch at Wilmer and paddling to the Point for a paddle-by late in the morning. For cyclists, there are 3 routes set out for a morning cycle, starting at 10:30am. They are 21, 32, and 44km rides, which will be guided as well. Also there is a cycle skills course being set up, and bike repair and helmet fitting clinics throughout the 4 hour event. For those who prefer to stroll through history to more athletic, cardio raising events, a historic tour of Sydenham is also on the agenda. 4 local historians (Ginny Trousdale, Peter Hamilton, Christine Kennedy and Joanne Ankers will be located at strategic points in the village to talk about crucial events and industries from Sydenham’s past. Maps will be available at the registration table in the Park. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is also contributing oversized jenga, chess, checkers, snakes and ladders, dominoes and tic tac toe for kids to play with on the lawn between the ball diamond and The Point. From 11:30 to 1:45 a free BBQ will be available, capping this entirely cost free event for local residents and visitors alike. For further information, go to

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Haskap - the berry of the future


ob and Sue Clinton are well known in Sydenham for Bob’s biological dentistry practice and Sue’s efforts with the Loughborough Christmas Committee and other community efforts they both have taken on over the years. While all of this has been going on, they have also been working on developing their small acreage near the village as an eco-friendly garden/orchard/permaculture space. They are growing in piles of scrap wood, have altered the landscape to keep water on the property for their trees, grow different varieties of grapes, and are always reading up on new ways of growing organically. All of this searching has brought them to the Haskap berry, which has come to take a prominent place on their property. Haskap berries have gained popularity slowly across Canada. They are a blue, oblong berry. They are the colour of blueberries but larger, and their taste is unique, it is vaguely like a cross between a blueberry, a black currant and a raspberry. When they are ripe, they are soft and plump and not quite as sweet as a blueberry or a raspberry, but still full of flavour. Blueberries are considered a super-food because they are rich in anti-oxidants, and Haskaps are even higher in antoxidants as well as being a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre. They can be made into syrup, flavoured vinegars, jam, wine, liqueur, ice cream and any other use that spring and summer berries are used for. They freeze well, and can be tossed into smoothies just like frozen blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. The Clinton’s do make all of those goods with their berries, and over the last few years have taken to growing different varietals that come from the University of Saskatchewan, where work is being done to develop Haskap as a commercial berry in Canada. It is the ease of growing Haskap’s, their flavour, and health benefits that originally attracted the Clinton’s. As became very clear when visiting in mid-June, they have become taken with everything about the berry.

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They have several rows of plants, which bush out about three feet and grow about as tall as that as well. “We have been at this for a few years and you can see by the plants that some are earlier than others, and the fruit varies as well,” said Bob He pointed to a healthy row of smaller plants, new varieties developed in Saskatchewan. The plants take five years to mature, but even at a year or two old, they begin a limited yield of berries. These ones were bushing out well, had tons of new growth, and a pretty good haul of ripening berries. “They are very easy to grow. We have had no winter kill with them, they seem to resist most insects. The only thing they really need is to be kept weed free. That’s why we use a lot of mulch with them,” he said. Haskaps are like pear and plum trees in that there needs to be more than one variety planted in order for them to produce fruit, but they are essentially a very easy plant to grow in virtually all conditions in Southern Canada. For home gardeners, like the Clinton’s, they are an ideal fruit. “One of the other things I like about them is how early the fruit is,” said Sue. “They are earlier than strawberries, and it is easy to tell when they are ready because they literally fall off the stem.” Commercial harvesters use equipment to shake the bushy plHaskaps. The Clinton’s have been doing their own field testing, but they refer to information from, the website of the Not-for-Profit Haskap Canada Association. ants, and the Clinton’s were planning to experiment with placing some form of tarp under the plants and then hand shaking them, to save on picking time. In any case, when compared to hand picking other berries or currents, the uniformity of harvest and lack of barbs on the plants make Haskap a superior picking berry than just about all others that grow in this region, at least in the experience of this reporter. The Clinton’s eat fresh Haskaps when they are fully ripe, and they freeze them as well. They haven’t made wine out of them, but they have purchased the liqueur, which is reminis-

Bob and Sue Clinton in the Haskap patch cent of creme de cassis. As a culinary berry, Haskap has an advantage over blueberries because it has the slight bitterness and depth of black currants, making the jams, wine, and liqueur superior. “We find that it is a crop that is easy to grow, lasts a long time, does not spread, and produces a delicious berry that is very, very healthy. They would be a great addition to any garden, and hopefully a commercial industry will spring up in Ontario as well, maybe even in Frontenac County,” said Sue Clinton. And for those interested in ordering and planting, it is not too late to start in 2017. Fall is the best time to transplant. The Clinton’s have been doing their own field testing, but they refer to information from, the website of the Not-for-Profit Haskap Canada Association.

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ome Central Frontenac Council members expressed concern at their meeting this week about the number of crossings over Road 38 for the completion of the K & P Trail. “It started out with a couple of crossing and now it seems there are more,” said Coun. Phillip Smith. “I’m a little concerned about our liability.” 1-613-279-3121 16519 Road 509 Clarendon ON K0H 1J0

“They (the County) told us we shouldn’t have any liability and that their insurance would cover us,” said Public Works Manager Brad Thake. “I was quite happy to hear that. “I’ll be a lot happier when I see it in writing.” “It would have cost at least $200,000 to go across the swamp in the Eagle Lake area,” said Mayor Frances Smith. “We’ll have to look at reduced speed signs on Road 38.”

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t’s been a rather topsy-turvy year for The Spud Box owner Jerry Sommut. After finding out just before Christmas that MTO had bought the property he had been operating on at the corner of Hwy. 7 and 41 in Kaladar and a chip truck wasn’t in their plans, he thought he’d found a new home at the corner of 7 and Road 38. But it turned out that Central Frontenac didn’t really have a bylaw governing chip trucks per se and when opposition arose to him being there, the Township decided it needed one.

So, despite the fact that he’d already paid the Township $1,000 as well as rent, he decided to remove his chip trailer without having ever opened or selling a single burger. “People were calling the bylaw officer and I wasn’t even open yet,” he said. “I was just getting ready.” He did, however, manage to work out a deal with MTO for this year and is selling chips and burgers a few metres from where his operation had been for seven years. But it’s temporary.

Bob’s Lake Dam Replacement submitted by Karen Prytula - based on material released by Parks Canada he iconic dam at Bolingbroke that created Bobs Lake is going to be rebuilt. Careful consideration has been made in scheduling this complex, in-water construction, due to timing challenges associated with fish spawning, and both high and low water periods. Due to these challenges, the optimal month to begin construction is in early July. Although, earlier or later starting dates are possible, a July start minimizes the possibility of the project running into a more challenging spring season. As the design process is still ongoing, a summer 2017 construction start was not possible and therefore July 2018 is the new target. Due to poor quality rock at the current dam site, it is anticipated that the new dam will be located approximately 40m upstream. Additionally, a second spillway will be added to the dam in order to meet current Canadian Dam Association safety guidelines. This additional spillway will act as a redundancy in case one spillway is ever blocked or requires repair. Additionally, design work has been undertaken in order to create a new walleye spawning habitat in the stream channel that will be created between the new dam and the existing dam. Community engagement is also underway for this project and will continue through the summer and into 2018.   This


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And he still plans to be in Sharbot Lake once everything gets worked out. “I’m not mad, just upset at the process,” he said. “But I understand. “I have all the necessary certifications and I’m ready when they are. “I will open up there.” Sommut comes from a long line of cooks starting with his grandmother who was the head chef on a Great Lakes freighter. His introduction to the business of food was helping her. “They ‘snuck’ me onto the ship and I helped my grandmother,” he said. “It was her kitchen and she ran it that way.” As he grew up, his family owned several restaurants and he even had one himself in Tamworth that specialized in perch and pickerel. “I’d still like to do that again,” he said. But Sharbot Lake appeals to him the most, not the least of which because he owns property on St. Georges Lake. And, he believes the area has great potential. “I know I’m going to bring business to Sharbot Lake,” he said. “If I’m serving 1,000 to 1,500 burgers a day, at least one of those customers is going to make the trip through town down to the lake. “And I don’t sell pizza or wings so if people want those, I’ll tell them exactly where they can get them in town.” He seems to genuinely enjoy his customers, chatting up everyone and extolling the virtues of his “custom-made, six-ounce burger” while three others are busily moving about the trailer grilling, cleaning and deepfrying. “You know, we’ve been getting a lot of Arden people coming in for burgers,” he said. “We’re actually closer for them than Sharbot Lake and they’re all saying ‘we’re

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by Craig Bakay Public Works Manager Brad Thake brought some “bad news” to Council in that one of the Township’s four graders needs expensive repairs and recommended it be replaced to the tune of about $250,000 plus taxes. The model in question is a 1998 and Thake said there is enough in reserves to pay for it while reserves are replaced over this year and next. Currently, the five-year capital budget has $180,000 slated to replace the 1991 model grader in 2018.

Elm tree Culvert

Public Works Manager Brad Thake said that the cost of the Elm Tree Road box culvert replacement came in under budget and work will likely start the second week in August. He said there will likely be a one- to two-week shutdown of the road but an alternate route for area residents is part of the contract. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of September or early October.

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• Arden hosted Central Frontenac Council Tuesday the 11th with an amazing turn out, as usual. This is the annual visit of our Council and Arden eagerly awaits this time of year, to see their municipal government at work. Three delegations made a presentation to the council, and all were well received. Everyone attending were again treated to a luncheon provided by the Kennebec Firefighters and contributions from volunteers in the community. Thanks to all who attended, and also, to those who provided the meal. • On Saturday July 15 Central Frontenac will hold their Annual Hazardous Waste collection Day, 9 am to 2 pm. Please take your acceptable waste to the junction of Highway 7 and Highway 38 in the Plaza parking lot, and remember your resident documentation. If you are unsure of what is acceptable, please check the Township web site • On Sunday July 16 at pm., there will be a Cemetery Service at the Arden Cemetery. Bring your lawn chairs and be entertained by Clearview. A rain day will see the Service at the Church. • On Sunday July 16, St. James Major, in Sharbot Lake, are hosting their annual Ham and Turkey dinner, beginning at 4 pm in their hall. This is a great dinner with potatoes, veggies and the rest of the fixings plus homemade pie for dessert. Adults are $12.00, kids 12 – 5 are $5.00 and under 4 are free. Come out, enjoy a great dinner and support the Church. • On Saturday July 22 the Arden Artisans will be holding the 10th annual Garden Party and open studio tour event, 10 am to 5 pm. The three Arden artisans will have their studios open for visitors plus there will be 6 additional talented artists at the Kennebec Community Centre. While visiting the Community Centre treat yourself to a fantastic “blueberry dessert”. There will be many different desserts available, but the earlier you get there the better the variety. While visiting the studios fill out a ticket for door prizes or buy a raffle ticket on the Canada 150 quilt.

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• Saturday July 29 is the Annual Summer Sale hosted by the “Happy Gang”. Events include pea-meal bacon on a bun, a bake table, a silent auction, cash 1st, 2nd and 3rd raffle tickets, a lucky prize table, vendors inside and yard sale guests outside. There will also be a BBQ featuring burgers, sausages and hot dogs, all with fried onions, if desired. Beverages will also be available all day. If you are interested in being a vendor or having a yard sale table please get in touch with Barb at 335-2604 or Mickie at 335-2874. The “Happy Gang” supports local community groups through cash donations, so help the Seniors fulfill their goals, come out to the sale or participate. See you there!!

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• What a feast was had by all who attended the turkey supper in Flinton last Saturday. Thank you to all the hands who made this wonderful supper possible! The Land O’Lakes Community Services sends out a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who completed their Survey. The vital information collected will be reviewed with all responses to be published along with the findings upon completion. I wonder who won the gift certificate? I hope it is me! The name of the winner will be published along with the findings from the survey. • Come out this evening, July 13th at 7:00pm to Pineview Free Methodist Church in Cloyne to hear more great speakers hosted by the Garden Club. The speakers for this informative evening are Bill and Paula Allen. They will be sharing their expertise for “The Right Tool the Right Way”. Bill will tell us about his favourite tools and how he uses them and his wife Paula an orthopaedic physiotherapist will show us how to use these tools properly. • Don’t you just love yard sales! Come out this Saturday, the 15th for the Land O’ Lakes Emmanuel United Church yard and bake sale on July 15. They will have treasures from their store The Clothing Boutique and More. • There is so much going on at Bon Echo Provincial Park! Today, Thursday the 13th you can hear David Archibald who will be presenting a one-hour energetic and interactive show for the whole family beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Amphitheatre For more information call 613-336-0830. Do not forget to buy some raffle tickets for some fabulous prizes including a Pulse SUP from The Maz. Proceeds from the raffle go back into the park with Friends of Bon Echo sponsored activities. • On July 21 Bon Echo Provincial Park is hosting “Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day. With your free entrance to the Park you can participate in many activities including Yoga. Everyone is meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Pumphouse Beach. For more information call 613-336-0830. • The Bon Echo Art Exhibition is back again this year beginning July 28th -30th sponsored by the Friends of Bon Echo. This is a juried show with approximately 45 artists having their work on display and for sale. Come out and enjoy the art, demonstrations, BBQ, music, Sciensational Sssnakes and more. For more information contact 613-336-0830. • More Night Sky Events at the Star Gazing Pad on 506 on Saturday July 22! Come out and enjoy the Summer constellations, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Summer Milky Way!.

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• The next Men’s Breakfast will take place on Saturday, July 22nd, 9-11am, at the New Apostolic Church, 13 Lane Street. Invite a friend to enjoy some great food and fellowship. A reminder that Youth & Family Night happens Friday evenings 7-9pm at the AHCC gym. For info contact Rev. Robert Sprague • Good Food Box pick up for July is on Thursday the 20th, 2-5pm at Vennachar Free Methodist. The Good Food Box is available to everyone and anyone who wants to enjoy fresh produce. So if you missed placing an order this month, you can stop by to order for August. Info Angela 613 333 1901.

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• Congratulation to Godfrey goaltender Matt Villalta, who was selected by the LA Kings! Go Godfrey Go! • There will NOT be a Bedford Jam On Sunday July 23rd. 2017. The next Bedford Jam will be Aug., 6th. at Glendower Hall 1381 Westport Road 1-5 pm.



• Deepest sympathy to the family of the late Pete Baker, who at one time lived in Henderson. Pete will be remembered for his care of the two fantastic labrador retriever dogs, and cheery support to our area. Also sympathy to Eldon and Verna (McCutcheon)Thompson of our area in the loss of their sister-in-law Phyllis McCutcheon of Roblin who died at Village Green in Selby. • Many enjoyed the free family fishing week and fished between rain storms. • Spouse Allan visited his high school friend Les Grey who resides at Village Green in Selby. Les sends greetings to his high school friends. • Henderson rocked at the recent breakfast for the little white church on the corner. My word we are so appreciative of all who are helping, cooking, grass cutting, repairing, praying and keeping it all going. • The churches of Sharbot Lake and Parham (United, Catholic, Anglican, Free Methodist, Pentecostal) hosted a Unity worship service on Canada Day at the Oso beach and the offering of $ 673.65 went toward a common concern- the Food Bank. It’s great when churches can work and serve together finding common ground and mission projects while honouring the 150th anniversary of Canada. • Your old reporter is patching in from Manitoulin Island on Georgian Bay where our family congregates every summer for a while. We are on “Island time” here- enjoying visiting, family and high school reunions, attending church, touring, eating, sharing memories. I miss spouse Allan who keeps it all going at home especially all the grass cutting and the collecting of

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news for the column. We’ve had our share of rain here- and some power outages. . Missing everyone- next column will come from home at Henderson. God-willing- Jean.



• Parks Canada continues to work on the important preparatory and design work for the replacement of the Bobs Lake dam at Bolingbroke, construction is now anticipated to begin in the summer of 2018. - see article on page 3

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• Big crowd out for Coffee Break on Friday morning at the community centre. Yves and Noella were host and hostess. Lots of coffee and goodies. Nice to see Rowan Foot of Ottawa, grandson of Johanna and Peter Cumberbirch, out with his grandparents enjoying Yves’ Rhubarb pie. He’s been with them for a week having fun. Also nice to see our snowbirds, back again from Maryland, Howard and Carol Morrison enjoying a cup. Welcome back folks! • Congratulations to Brooke Armstrong and Nelson Hannah on their wedding on Saturday. May you have many many years of wedded bliss. • Sunday July 16 at 11am we celebrate the 172nd Anniversary of Knox church in McDonalds Corners. The reverend Karen Hinke will be preaching, lunch will follow the service and at 2pm the Highland line cemetery service will be held. • Honey Locust 10178 Ompah is now open. Thurs till Sun 10am-4pm. Drop in and see all the beautiful treasures she has lots of clothing, jewellery, and surprises. • Happy belated 88th birthday to Bonnie Donelly many more Bonnie! • A big crowd at Tea & Toast at Sharbot Lake United Church. Remember it’s open every Tuesday 9-10 o’clock only a toonie. Come in and join us, we love to have you. • Get well wishes to Bernice Wilson, Geri Frecette. • Smile – race track, a place where windows clean you.



• Deepest sympathy to Audrey Bertrim (Peters) on the passing of her beloved husband Don Bertrim • There will be a Lion’s club {Sharbot Lake} all you can eat breakfast on July 22 for 7$ adults, Proceeds for leader dogs for the blind. Fruit cups will be served instead of beans. come and enjoy,. • Correction: Please add Bill Wolf`s name with the other people that helped restore the Pioneer monument in Mountain Grove recently. • The picture of two ladies holding a quilt should have been underneath Ompah

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• We attended the “open mic” in Arden on July 8 and enjoyed the delicious potluck dinner at 5pm then music by various entertainers began around 6pm.This event was to celebrate Canada`s 150 birthday. A big thank you to Theresa and hubby Peter, Dave and Sylvia, Silas and others that helped make this event a success. • Thinking of Gordon Struthers, King Stinchcombe, Willie LaPointe, Don Abrams and hubby Archie. • The Mountain Grove cemetery service was held on July 9 at 2pm in the old cemetery with Rev. Rick Magie leading the service. John Purdon welcomed everyone. There was a dedication of three memorial benches with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Frances Smith. Big Clear Sound provided the gospel music. Refreshments concluded the service. The rain held off. • Happy bithday to Lesie Pickard, Jason Fox, Nic Smith, Christopher Barfitt, Courtney Meeks, Loretta Barker, Erma Hawley, Linda Mottile, Diane Tryan, Lucinda Thun, Casey Hartwick, Lexie McCullough, Rosemary LaPointe, Diane Nicolson, Mena Scott, Merrillee Gray, Diana Meeks,Tristan Goodberry, Jeff Matson, and Aiden Ridell. • Happy Anniversary Allen and Gloria Flynn, Dave and Judy Froats, Dwayne and Cindy Matson, Corey and Nicole Hayes. • Congrats to John Purdon for being chosen “Senior of the Year:” • Glad to see Barb Kirkland in good health after having knee surgery. • A church blooper: Don`t let worry kill you off, let the church help.

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• The Waites’ Beach Boatilla is coming up this Sunday, July 16. The rain date is July 30 but hopefully the rains will hold off for the day. Canoes and kayaks etc. will meet at the Marina at 10:30 am then paddle along the south shore of Palmerston Lake to Waites Beach. Motorboats will meet at the Marina at 11:30 am. You may join the boat parade anywhere along the lake. Bring a picnic lunch. Juice, water and snacks will be provided. There will be a Dino Egg Hunt for the children and the swim area is great too. • The Birthday Bash is on Wed., July 19 at 5:30. Bring a pot luck dish, meet your neighbours and enjoy the fancy footwork of the Land ‘O Lakes Country Cloggers. • The ever popular Fiddlers and Friends group will be entertaining on Thursday, July 20 at 7:00. Admission is $10. Fiddlers and Friends love performing to the enthusiastic Ompah audiences. Be prepared for a toe tapping, hand clapping good time. The Ompah Community Choir will be special guests. Both groups will be performing a concert of Canadian songs. • Saturday, July 22 is the Annual General Meeting of the Ompah Community Centre Association. If you are interested in the Community Centre you can purchase a membership for $1.00 for the year. Election of 3 directors, hearing about the kitchen renovation plans and voting on the proposed by law changes are some of the items to be discussed. The meeting will be from 10:00 to 11:30. • Following the AGM, everyone can go across the road to the Rest Stop to see the Essential Services display. There will an opportunity to view and ask questions of many of the groups

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PARHAM-TICHBORNE Colleen Steele 613-375-6219 Christine Teal  613-375-6525 • All you can eat Breakfast for the Sharbot Lake Lions Club on July 22nd, “Summer Special” There will be fruit instead of beans! • Thinking of you to Archie Meeks, Vaughan Good, Toots Whan and Angie Mallette. • Don’t forget: July 15th from 9 am to 2pm is the Hazardous Waste Collection Day for residents of Central Frontenac at the Sharbot Lake Plaza parking lot at the junction of Road 38 and 7 • A lot of folks attended the 66th Annual Verona Lions Club Jamboree last week. • Congratulations to Nelson Hannah and Brooke Armstrong who exchanged vows on Saturday. • Correction - the time of the worship is 11 am not 10 am, as reported last week....On Sunday July 23 Parham United Church will be worshipping with the Anglican church at 11 am for their special anniversary then luncheon will follow in the CE Centre. • Happy Birthday to: Amaya Silva, Megen Hole, Jordan Lowery, Natasha Gray, Rose Lapointe, Courtney Meeks, Laura Clarke, Matthew McMahon, Dave Whan, Merrilee Gray and Diana Meeks.

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A brief history of Verona and Harrowsmith:

settlement, growth, and religion

book, Portland my home. In the 1840’s with a relatively stabilized population and a growing government, there was a movement away from pioneer subsistence farming practices (mainly growing wheat) and on to mixed farming. The number of farm animals dramatically increased during this period as did the average acreage of cleared land per farm. Because of this change in farming practices, there was a higher annual salary per household than ever before. By the 1840’s the populations of Verona and Harrowsmith had significantly improved their quality of life. In the early years, education was limited. Parents needed their children to help on their farms. Upper Canada eventually established a public elementary school system Free methodist Committee – Free Methodist Camp Meeting, Verona 1908. in 1846 although less than Methodists were Reformers and Anglicans were Tories. Jacob half of the township’s child population attended. Small school Shibley was a Reformer. houses started popping up in Portland Township and were Unlike the religious affiliations in the rest of Upper Canada used for worship on weekends because it was too expensive in the second half of the 19th Century, favouring the Church to build both a church and a school house. of England and Presbyterian Church, in Portland 52% of the A number of new occupations were possible from the population was Methodist. At the end of the 19th Century a 1840’s and afterwards because of schools, government, new wave of Methodism arrived in Portland, called Free Methand the building of the Kingston & Pembroke railroad. The odism. In 1889 Rev. A.H. Norrington tried to bring Free Methprosperity in Portland over the second half of the 19th Cen- odism to Harrowsmith and received rotten vegetables in retury funded the building of the K&P, the establishment of a turn – lots of them, thrown at him and his followers. Norrington Board of Health, and providing limited support to low-income moved on to Verona with greater success and by 1891 they members of society. By the 1880’s Verona and Harrowsmith had built a church. The Verona circuit became the strongest provided such opportunities to their populations that there are Free Methodist community in Canada by 1895 – producing 23 records of railway workers, undertakers, bakers, miners, plas- Methodist ministers, and gaining popularity due to the mass terers, photographers, nurses, store clerks and seamstresses baptism of converts in Rock Lake. Eventually Free Methodism in addition to farmers. made its way back to Harrowsmith and in 1919 the PresbyBy 1848 Joshua Hicks had opened the first tavern in Ve- terian church was bought and converted into a Free Methodrona. And by 1849 the first Methodist church was built in ist church. The Harrowsmith congregation continued to grow Harrowsmith (Wesleyan Methodist Church). As William Peter- throughout the 20th Century and at one point even published son points out in Portland My Home, the two events are relat- a newspaper, called The Harrowsmith Banner. ed and had implications for a very long time. Patterson wrote Harrowsmith and Verona have a long history of industry and that “Methodism taught that salvation came from separating resource extraction as well. In Verona, the mills and factories oneself from the temptations of the world. It was a denomina- of the 19th Century were mostly in service of the local population with a strong social conscience that believed in one’s duty tion but some of the produce was destined for export – cheese to one’s neighbour”. most notably. Today, there are few remnants remaining to tell Because of this strong us how many mills there were or what they were producing. community oriented con- We do know that in Verona there was a saw mill and a flourscience during the 1870’s ing mill in the 1870’s around the same time that Verona was there was a movement by supplied with a source of power. In 1912 Davy Well Drilling the Methodists to stamp out was established by Charles Davy and his son William. This is drunkenness. This move- the third oldest well drilling firm in Ontario and still in business ment led to the establishment today. It is currently run by the 5th generation and services of temperance organizations over three hundred homes a year, a far cry from the 1940’s and the building of temper- when they were drilling at most 40 wells a year. The first sawance houses such as the mill in Portland township was in Harrowsmith opened in 1826. Verona Temperance House Many more saw-mills were opened later in the century as well which was completed in as nearby associated industries such as barrel factories, tan1910. The Verona organiza- neries (using tan bark), and carriage factories. Eventually all tion had over 100 members. of these wood-associated businesses closed down and in Religion was also linked at the 1930’s only Harrowsmith’s cheese box factory was still this time to a political identity. running. Eventually the resource industries in Verona and Harrowsmith died out and their economies relied on small shops and stores. NF PUBLIC WORKS What is really special about 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Harrowsmith and Verona is Complete Automotive Service their social and community Ompah Rest Stop • Full Computerized Engine Diagnostics development. 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Thanks to the Harrowsmith Women’s Institute, the library Everything provided by local farmers was built in 1926. Both the Freshly Cooked Meats Verona and Harrowsmith branches provided aid to less from local vendors. fortunate families during the depression and made countCheese, and Local Greens and less contributions to charities condiments as available.

by M.R. Field-Green (A continuing series of articles to be used as part of the build-out of the Villages pages on, this look at the history of Harrowsmith and Verona is based on the book, Portland - My Home by Wiliam J. Patterson) In 1802 Micajah Purdy registered the lots in what was later (1807) called Portland Township. In 1804, John Shibley, where this story really begins, bought the south-west corner of the township (what is now essentially Harrowsmith) for £175. He split up his land in three, giving a piece to each of his sons Jacob and Henry. Portland Township then had a population of at least six because each Shibley man was married at the time. From that point forward the township began to grow in population. Between 1810 and 1830 land was being sold at bargain prices in the township because the government of Upper-Canada had more land than money and they would often use land in places like Portland as a reward for loyal service, military pensions, civil servant wages etc. In 1819, there were nineteen households in the township. By 1826, the population was recorded at 279, and by 1829 had risen to 343. In the 1830’s the population had Jacob Shibley – Member of Parliament Ja- even more growth cob Shibly c. 1860. due to the high number of immigrants from the United Kingdom. In the 1840’s the population of Portland spiked yet again, creating a township that was two thirds full with the majority of vacant lots being in the north. Verona and Harrowsmith contained little vacant area at that time. Now that there was a full community, Jacob Shibley went to work ensuring it was a well governed and just place. He became justice of the peace and was one of the first two councillors along with Clark Nicholls. Shibley has served in the War of 1812 as a regiment commander and later became a captain. He even became the county’s first member of Parliament. He was “undoubtedly the most important man in Portland” according to local historian William J. Patterson, who wrote the



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yle Gordon looks remarkably different than he did a year ago. Sitting at a picnic table in a public park in Kingston on July 8, the owner of the Battersea Creekside Bar & Grill smiles when asked about his appearance. “I’ve lost 14 pounds,” he said. With his 40th birthday right around the corner, Kyle decided last October to make his

health a priority. “It was time for a life change,” acknowledges the friendly father of three about his state-of-mind nine months ago. Determined to live a healthier life, Kyle started training last May for the Sydenham Try a Tri on July 9. Enjoying the sunshine at a charity fundraiser the day before his triathlon, the Bat-

Fiddlers and Friends Return to Ompah by Marily Seitz iddlers and Friends have filled the Ompah Community Centre several times in the last few years and the appreciative audience left wanting more. In fact the audience joined in whenever the opportunity arose and felt that they were part of the concert too. The band has always talked about the great audience and all fun they had. They are delighted to have the chance to return to Ompah to play a completely Canadian set of tunes. Fiddlers and Friends love to entertain by sharing their joy of music and zany sense of fun. They play a cheerful set of old-time fiddle


tunes that has the audience clapping, toe tapping and singing along. Fiddlers are joined by keyboard, double bass, and cello. The irrepressible Lois Webster who makes many of her own percussion instruments and costumes, dances and keeps everyone guessing what she will do next. Special guests will be the Ompah Community Choir. Mark Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 on your calendar. Admission is $10 at the door. Following the concert, musicians and audience can mingle over refreshments. For further information, contact Marily Seitz (613-479-2855).

tersea man had all of the signs of an athlete nervous about their first competitive race. “I just hope I can finish it,” he admits with a laugh. Holding the leash of his dog as he watched his children mingle with the crowd, Kyle’s concern for his health extends beyond himself and his family. Since arriving in Battersea, he has made the community closer and stronger by organizing & supporting fundraisers for residents and social projects. His latest project is to revitalize a playground beside the local ball diamond. “I love doing events,” he says with enthusiasm about his role on a committee that is on the cusp of meeting its goal of $38,000 to replace outdated equipment in the park. “It’s amazing,” says Kyle about the group’s progress over the past year. “We are less than $2,000 shy of reaching our goal and almost one year ahead of schedule.” To help them reach their target, committee members are hosting a charity golf tournament on Aug. 25 at Inverary Golf Course. The tournament costs $90 to enter and includes 18 holes of golf, dinner, sleeve of golf balls and a prize valued at $20 or more.

Each participant will also receive a tax receipt for $40. The committee hopes to raise at least $4,500 at the event which will be used to improve the park. Knowing a successful event will put the committee over its goal, Kyle knows what to do with any extra money. “We want to add some trees and do some landscaping,” he explains about the purchased material that will accompany donated labour and equipment by Gilbert & Son Landscaping. Happy to be so close to achieving the campaign goal, Kyle is clearly not content to rest on his laurels. Another fitness challenge in most likely in his future, as is another project to improve his community. His ambition and energy have their own momentum, sweeping down the village main street like a breath of fresh air. “I also want to put in a splash pad as well,” he said. To register (or donate a prize) for the golf tournament, please contact Kyle Gordon at 613-353-1102 or

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FINAL RESULTS OF ELECTION PROCESS There are sixteen Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) representing ten Algonquin Communities who are responsible for negotiating a Treaty between the Algonquins of Ontario and the Governments of Canada and Ontario. Elections were held to elect one Algonquin Negotiation Representative for each of the nine Algonquin Communities listed below. This election process is distinct from the general election for Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation held in late March 2017 in accordance with their Custom Election Code. As with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, each of the ANRs for the nine Algonquin Communities will serve a three-year term.



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SPYGLASS COVE CLARENDON Hwy 509 Open Tuesday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm, open Sunday 2 pm to 6pm. Antique Chairs, $10 each, figurines $2 to $5 each, long dresser $10, Avon Collection $1 to $4 each, Children's table and chairs, $12, etc. New items every week. SYDENHAM, 2040 Keeley RD – Huge Yard Sale. Sat, July 15th. Downsizing so everything must go. Furniture, tools, lawn equipment & more.


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ties such as the Red Cross during WW1. In the second half of the century the focus of their work was in education, scholarships for local students at Sydenham High School, public speech competitions, etc. The Verona Women’s Institute has since closed but the Harrowsmith branch is still going strong. Just last month they celebrated their 92nd anniversary. Verona and Harrowsmith share much of their rich history. Both hamlets are today home to thriving communities and the beautiful countryside. In the 1900’s there was a natural rivalry between the two township centres in the form of hockey matches and baseball games. Organizations and clubs that were founded in one were immediately duplicated in the other. Thankfully that rivalry has been put to rest and we can appreciate the positive impact that these twin hamlets have had on our local rural history.

Verona School – Verona School c. 1910.

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he extremely damp weather didn’t deter some resilient participants of the Canada Day Walk/Run event. Approximately 60 walkers and runners came out for a mild but very wet outing along the trail. The route had to be modified due to some flooding, but other areas could not be avoided. Large puddles covered sections of the trail, causing some to weave and avoid and others to run right through them. Dedicated volunteers assisted with registration, route set up, and water stations and cheered on the participants along the way. Overall the event was a success and it was great to see young and old out enjoying our trail no matter the weather. Close to four-hundred dollars was raised which will be donated to the Granite Ridge Education Centre to assist with transportation for youth to athletic events.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the estate of Della Tooley, late of the Township of North Frontenac, in the County of Frontenac, Province of Ontario, who died on or about the 4th day of March, 2017, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before the 7th day of August, 2017, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice. Dated at Tweed, Ontario this 23rd day of June, 2017. BMO Trust Company, Estate Trustee by its solicitor: Leonard G. Bryan P.O. Box 669 325 Victoria Street Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0




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NORTHERN HAPPENINGS listings are free for community groups, and will be published for two weeks. Donations to offset the costs of publication would be appreciated. Other listings are paid or are taken from paid ads elsewhere in the paper. The News makes every effort to be accurate but events should be independently verified by readers.

Thursday July 13

BON ECHO PARK – DAVID ARCHIBALD, Ampitheatre, 7pm. Songwriter and children’s entertainer David Archibald will perform a one-hour energetic and interactive show for the whole family. David has worked with Avril Lavigne and performed on Sesame Street. Hear the two songs he wrote about Bon Echo! SHARBOT LAKE – DAVE & MARG at Cardinal Cafe 6-9 pm. Free. Licensed, coffee and treats available SYDENHAM – COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT meeting, Town Hall 4432 George St. CLOYNE - LAND O’ LAKES GARDEN CLUB SPEAKER SERIES, Pine View Free Methodist Church, 7pm. Sue Leduc from Kingston presents "Alpine Trough/Hypertufa Gardens & Plants for Rock Gardens".

Saturday July 15

CLOYNE – YARD AND BAKESALE, Land o’ lakes Emmanuel United Church. GODFREY – BEDFORD SOCIAL, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on 2905 Westport Rd. For whole family, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, silant auction and roast beef dinner. Adults $15, kids (7-10 yrs) 5$, others free. SHARBOT LAKE – FARMER’S MARKET Burger and Sausage Day, local vendirs, meat products, veggies & condiments. SHARBOT LAKE – HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY, 9am-2pm Sharbot Lake plaza parking lot at junction of Rd 38 and Hwy 7. For all residents of Central Frontenac. SYDENHAM – LAKES AND TRAILS FESTIVAL 10am-3pm at the Point Park. BBQ, explore, bring a bike, canoe, kayak, or walking shoes. Info. Helen Parfitt, 613-328-3631 or Ross Sutherland at 613-5327846 SHARBOT LAKE – YARD SALE at Penetecostal Church Road 38, 8am. SHARBOT LAKE LEGION - BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT registration at 10am with game start time of 11am, $5 entry fee per person. All are welcome. Come and have some fun.

Sunday July 16

ARDEN UNITED CHURCH – CEMETERY SERVICE, Arden Cemetery 2pm. Music by Clearview. Rain location: the United Church. MCDONALD'S CORNERS – Agricultural Society

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Northern Happenings General meeting 2pm at 194 Cameron Road. Info. Sally: 613-259-3480. MCDONALD'S CORNERS – Knox Presbyterian church’s 172nd anniversary – worship and lunch – 11am. PALMERSTON LAKE – BOATILLA & Waite’s beach picnic, 10:30am canoes & kayaks, 11:30am motor boats. Starting at Double S Sports and Marina, ending at Waites’ beach. Bring your own picnic lunch - rain date July 30. SHARBOT LAKE – ANNUAL HAM AND TURKEY DINNER St. James Major 14608 Rd38 from 4-6:30pm. All fixings, refreshments and homemade pie. Live music. Tickets at door: Adults $12, children (5-12 yrs) $5, yrs 4 and under free.

Mon July 17 – Fri July 21

FOLEY MOUNTAIN – FOREST BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, 9am-4pm $175 per child for the entire week ($150 for additional family members), for children 6-12 yrs. Pre-registration required. INVERARY, BATTERSEA & GLENBURNIE – VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, at the Unity Church of Inverary on 1028 Unity Rd. Children 4-12 yrs cost: $5. Registration call: 613-353-2727.

Monday July 17

PLEVNA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Clar-Mill Community Centre, appointment: 613-279-3151

Wednesday July 19

HARLOWE COMMUNITY CENTRE - ROAST BEEF SUPPER, 4-7pm; adults $15, children 12 & under $7, preschoolers free. Sponsored by the Harlowe Community Centre.

Thursday July 20

DENBIGH – GOOD FOOD BOX PICK UP, 2-5pm at Vennachar Free Methodist Church. Info. Angela 613333-1901. OMPAH – FIDDLERS AND FRIENDS concert, 7pm at Ompah Community Centre. Cost: $10. VERONA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY, 10am; Road 38 and Burnett St. for Verona Electronic Community event board. Refreshments and snacks afterwards at Muddy Waters Restaurant. We hope you will be able to attend – RSVP would be appreciated.

Friday July 21

BON ECHO - HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE DAY, Pumphouse beach at 9:30am. Exposure to natural environments such as parks enhance our ability to cope with and recover from stress, injury or illness. Start your day with some yoga to get your body moving. CLARENDON-MILLER – VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS BINGO, 7-9:30pm Clarendon Miller Community

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Hall. HARLOWE HALL – OLE TYME FIDDLERS 7:30 pm. Prizes, lunch, $6 non-members, all welcome players, dancers, listeners and newcomers VERONA – SENIORS AND DRIVING PRESENTATION and BBQ, 11:30am-1:30pm, Verona Lion’s Centre. Pre-register for lunch at 613-376-6477 by July 19.

Saturday July 22

ARDEN ARTISANS – 10th ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY & OPEN STUDIO EVENT 10am-5pm. At 1010 Willett Ln for Judith Versavel, 1040 Big Clear Ln for Joanne Pickett, 1029 Elm Tree Rd for Sarah Hale, and the Kennebec Hall 5998 Arden Rd for guest artists and a treat of Blueberry Dessert Tea. BATTERSEA – SUMMER FISH FRY, Battersea United Church, fish fry and strawberry shortcake. DENBIGH – MEN’S BREAKFAST, 9-11am at the New Apostolic Church, 13 Ln st. Info. Rev. Robert Sprague HARLOWE – OPEN MIC from 2-8 pm, Harlowe hall, Pot luck supper, 5:30 pm. Info Marie 613-336-2557 OMPAH – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Ompah Community Centre Association 10-11:30am. PERTH ROAD - ANNUAL "GIANT" PIE SALE Perth Road Village Sunday School Hall 9am until all pies are sold! Details: 613-353-1690 PLEVNA STAR PARTY: Summer constellations. Begins at dusk 5816 Road 506. See NF township website for updates. SHARBOT LAKE LIONS – ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST 8-11am OSO hall. Adults $7, Children 6-12 yrs $3. special for summer – fruit cup instead of beans!

Sunday July 23

PARHAM UNITED CHURCH will be worshipping with the Anglican church at 11 am for their special anniversary then luncheon will follow in the CE Centre. WINTERGREEN STUDIOS - CREATING A LABYRINTH 9am-4pm - Part of the summer celebration series: Healing Earth. Info - 613-273-8745, email or visit

Mon July 24 – Fri July 18

VERONA – OPERATION ARCTIC Kids come on out! Verona Free Methodist Church 1-4pm. Games, crafts, experiments and more. Call 613-374-1048

Monday July 24

SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Senior’s Centre, appointment: 613-279-3151

Tuesday July 25

FOLEY MOUNTAIN – NATURE’S PLAYGROUND, 9am-4pm $35 per child ($30 for additional family members), for children 6-12 yrs. Pre-registration required.

Wednesday July 26


SUPPER, 4-7pm; adults $15, children 12 & under $7, preschoolers free. Sponsored by the Harlowe Community Centre.

Thursday July 27

FOLEY MOUNTAIN – SURVIVING IN THE WOODS, 10-11:30am. free w/ park pass. learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and cook outdoors! Children must have adult accompaniment. Pre-registration required. PLEVNA – BREAKFAST BUFFET, 7-10am 6598 Buckshot Lake Road. SNOW ROAD – MUSIC NIGHT Snow Rd Community Hall, 7-9pm. Bill white and friends will be performing. Tickets: Don McLean 613-278-0958.

Saturday July 29

PLEVNA – INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS Clar-Mill hall on Buckshot Lake Rd, 9-11am. Education session free thanks to the Malcolm Ardoch Lakes Landowners’ Association. (With caution) Bring in plant samples in sealed containers and the aquatic biologists will assist with identification. RSVP with Brenda 613-479-2837,

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; 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 613-335-3186 ARDEN LEGION: Sunday Darts 1pm; Wed & Fri Darts 7pm; Wed Cribbage 2pm; Thurs Euchre 7:30pm. 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. 549-1154, 1-800267-7875 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 EXERCISE CLASSES FOR SENIORS, ABC Hall, Mondays 9:30-10:30am, free; donations welcome; info: Donna 613-273-8672, Margaret 273-9244.

Bedford Jam celebrates 10 years with ... a really big jam by Craig Bakay t was, by all accounts, the biggest crowd ever for the Piccadilly/Bedford Jam Sunday as musicians, fans and organizers celebrated 10 years at Glendower (Bedford) Hall on Westport Road. Second to only Jack’s Jam in Plevna (and that only by a few months) in longevity, the current Bedford Jam began quietly at the pavilion on Second Lake in 2007. It quickly became apparent that they needed more space to accommodate the growing number of musicians who wanted to join in as well as audience members and it moved to Piccadilly Hall. Well, that lasted two years when it became a victim of its own success and the move to the larger Bedford Hall became a necessity. They even had to buy more chairs for the hall. “We’ve been a big family from Day 1,” said Judy Murphy, speaking for the committee that oversees the festivities now, as well as taking a turn on the sound board beside cofounder Roy Shepherd. “You don’t have to ask, people just jump in to help with chairs, make sandwiches, coffee.” For the first five years, Roy and Joan Shepherd essentially were the chief organizers. Then, they effectively passed the


reins to Homer and Wilhelmine Card, who oversaw operations with the help of Murphy, Dianne and Kim Sproule in the Kitchen, and Dave Froats who served as treasurer. “You want to stay straight with the dollars, you stick with Wilhelmine,” Froats said. After their five years, Homer and Wilhelmine are also stepping down, and while their successors have been chosen, they have yet to formally accept the position. “It will stay in familiar hands,” was all Wilhelmine would say. But while she declined to name her successor, Card did have plenty to say about her time at the helm. “It’s been a busy time and we couldn’t have done it without all the help,” she said. “This has been all volunteer work and we’ve even managed to give back to the community helping individual families in need as well as two food banks. “It’s amazing what a $2 admission can do and the feeling is very rewarding. “And everybody seems in favour of where the money has gone.” She said she’s met “a lot of good people” and has many fond memories. However, when pressed, she did manage to come up with one memory that stands out.

Founders Joan and Roy Shepherd along with outgoing showrunners Homer (fresh off his win for “sexiest legs” at the Harrowsmith Canada Day festivities) and Wilhelmine Card were honoured at the Bedford Jam Sunday in Glendower as “The Jam” celebrated its 10th anniversary. Photo/Craig Bakay


July 13, 2017


St. Kilian’s in Ardoch celebrates 125 years of country worship S

by Craig Bakay

t. Kilian’s Catholic Church in Ardoch celebrated 125 years as a parish last Sunday with special guests, a special mass and luncheon. The current building celebrated 50 years. Wayne Manion, chair of the cemetery board has been around for many of those years and shared some of his memories. “I’ve known Father Murphy for a long time — I was at his ordination,” Manion said. “That’s why I was picking on him (during the service). “In the city, they probably would have thrown him out of town but he fit right in here — always joking around.” Manion said St. Kilian’s is a “mission parish” of the Flinton parish. “This goes back to the days of horse and buggy,” he said. “Now it’s a short trip but

in those days it would take at least half a day to make the trip so we had to have a place here in Ardoch where the priest could sleep.” He said it was hard for him to put into words what the church has meant to the community and how things have changed. “It helps keep the faith,” he said. “But it’s mostly older people now. “When we were kids, Plevna was mostly Protestant and Ardoch was more Catholic. And now, the parish serves a much larger area, from Vennachar to Myer’s Cave and up to the Mazinaw.” But, he said, there are some changes for the better, for one thing the way different faiths are coming together. “When we were kids, Protestants were ‘evil’ and they thought Catholics were ‘evil,’” he said. “But now ecumenical ser-

vices are becoming more popular. “Churches are starting to emphasize the things they have in common.” The church’s current pastor, Rev. Paul Njoku, had similar sentiments. “We’re just the chief actors in the joy we’re celebrating,” he said. “I send my greetings to parishioners in all parts of the world.”

But he also had thoughts for the men and women who built the church and those who kept it going. “The many founding mothers and fathers couldn’t be here to see this today,” he said. “May the Good Lord grant them eternal repose.”


VACATIONING IN SOUTH FRONTENAC? Nothing can compare to a week at the lake and in South Frontenac we have an abundance of clear lakes, beautiful trails and great cycling. The one thing that can dampen your vacation is the unsightly mess of a can or plastic bag floating by or the sounds of wildlife munching happily on garbage that was not properly disposed of. We hope you enjoy your stay but ask that you please regard our Garbage and Recycling policies. Dumping garbage at the side of the road or at the gates of a landfill on a Sunday night is not only unacceptable, it creates a huge problem for Township staff when their time could be better spent elsewhere. Whether you are a cottage owner, renter or day tripper, please become familiar with collection dates and locations, as well as our recycle streams. By all means, take your memories with you but please don’t leave your garbage behind! Any questions; contact Solid Waste Management at 613 376-3027 X 4330

BUILDING SEASON The Township of South Frontenac requires building permits for all structures greater than (108 sq. ft.) 10 sq. m. in area; additions or renovations to existing structures (including decks); installation or alteration of a plumbing system (including septic systems); installation or alteration of a heating or ventilation system and any material alteration to a structure (including new pools). Please contact Building staff prior to starting work to ensure your investment is secure.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT Summer hours are now in effect at the Depot - Open every Thursday from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm 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.

TOWN HALL UPCOMING MEETINGS Council – August 1, 2017 Committee of Adjustment – July 13, 2017 Officiating at the 125th anniversary mass were Rev. Peter Murphy (guest speaker), Rev. Paul Njoku, Archbishop Brendan O’Brien and Rev. Vitus assisted by altar servers Gabby, Abby and Clark Lemke with guests Knights of Columbus Wayne Carpenter, John McGinnis and Brain Moloney. Photo/ Craig Bakay

CAREERS – DEPUTY TREASURER The Township is recruiting for the position of Deputy Treasurer. See our website under Town Hall/Careers. Deadline for application is July 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

THINGS TO DO SOUTH FRONTENAC MUSEUM – OPEN FOR THE SUMMER! The museum will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday weekly from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and by appointment. Please contact Amanda Pantrey, Public Education Coordinator for more details at

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SUMMER CAMP/SWIM PROGRAM – SPACES STILL AVAILABLE! Visit For information on the programs contact the Camp Coordinator at 613-376-3027 Ext 2231. MCMULLEN BEACH - We are still accepting registration for swim lessons offered at McMullen Beach in Verona.

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COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN Attention Harrowsmith Residents: For details on financial assistance to improve building conditions and land use, see the website - Open for Business/ Planning and Development/Community Improvement Plan. This includes façade improvement such as cladding materials, windows and doors, reports to masonry and brickwork, façade restoration, painting and cleaning, signage.

News & Public Notices OFFICIAL OPENING OF ROBINSON ROAD – HARROWSMITH Join us on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm for the official opening of Robinson Road. This will also be an opportunity to update residents on the schedule for Phase 2 of the Harrowsmith Intersection


The Township was a recipient of an Ontario150 Community Capital Program grant that helped fund upgrades to the Point Park in Sydenham. These included upgrading washrooms/change room, summer camp bunker; creating a multiuse sport pad; installing new play structure equipment; and paving the accessible pathway down through the Point.


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Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of South Frontenac proposes to pass a by-law to stop up, close and transfer ownership of part of a Township-owned road allowance as follows, Location: Part of Lot 3, Concession XVII, District of Bedford, Reason: The subject portion of road allowance runs shore to shore on an island property in Opinicon Lake. The proposed road closing will come before Council for consideration at the regular meeting to be held in the Council Chambers, 4432 George Street, Sydenham, on August 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM. For more details see “News and Public Notices” on our website.

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All development (residential, commercial and institutional) in South Frontenac have a septic system which is designed to treat wastewater which goes down the drain (toilets, showers, dishwashers, washing machines, etc) A septic system includes a septic tank and a leachingbed - both hidden below the soil. It is critical to your health, the health of neighbours, the health of the ecosystem and your property investment that your septic system is working properly. It is your responsibility to make sure your septic system is in good working order. See our website for more details – Living Here/ Building/Septic Systems.

ROADSIDE SPRAYING See our website for details on the 2017 Roadside spraying of wild parsnip. Contact the Public Works Department for more information.

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South Frontenac Council - July 11

The Continuing Saga of the Perth Road Fire Hall C

AO Orr brought a recommendation that a special meeting of Council be called next Tuesday to award the tender for the Perth Road Fire Hall, because although six bids have been received, the evaluation of these bids by the Architect (based on 80 points for price and 20 for references) has not yet been received. Since 2009, Fire Hall Studies have recommended the replacement of most of the current fire halls. A 2014 RFP for a firehall concept brought estimates ranging from $2.1$2.5 million. The same year Council approved a capital budget of $225,000 for land acquisition, site servicing and architect fees for a new Perth Road Fire Hall, and in 2015 set a budget of $1 million for construction of the fire hall. The land was acquired in 2016, and in December of that year, Council approved the design criteria after having gone on two bus tours of various fire halls. The architect’s contract was also awarded in 2016, for $112,350. The resulting design has been described by Public Works Manager Segsworth as “not an opulent building, or out of the ordinary.” During 2017 budget discussion Council rejected a $750,000 increase in the construction budget “for fear of creating unrealistic expectations.” So site works, paving, water tanks and landscaping were pulled out prior to issuing tender for construction because final estimates still exceeded budget. (unofficial estimates put the costs of the excluded items at $200,000.) Four of the six bids received are within $45,000 of each other, all coming in at or near

$500,000 more than the amount budgeted by Council. Much discussion ensued: Barbeau and Schjerning said that first priority should be given to the sort of building Council wants, rather than setting the price first. CAO Orr said “ The over-budget tenders should not come as a surprise: $1 million would produce a reduced-standard building. Clearly, there is no appetite for extending the budget up. We could push it all back, change from a metal to a shingle roof, etc, but this would reduce the quality and life of the building. Is this what we want?” Mayor Vandewal referred several times to Amherstview’s much less expensive firehall, and the future needs for new firehalls in Sydenham, Verona, etc. He asked for assurance from staff that this is indeed the minimum size of hall needed for Perth Road. Fire Chief Chesebrough was shaking his head in what appeared to be frustration, and Segsworth said staff had been discussing, but were prepared to come back to Council for direction next week. There seemed to be agreement among Council that there was no wish to postpone the project one more year. (It should be noted that there does not appear to be any external source of funding assistance for firehalls.) A special meeting has been called for Tuesday July 18, by which time the six bids will be evaluated and ranked by the architect, to decide the fate of the Perth Road Fire Hall. Sydenham Lake Association’s State of the Lake Report Gord Rodgers of French Planning Services and Bill Peairs of the SLA presented Council

Radler’s, Session Ales, Saisons and Sours – summer craft beer mini guide The summer season is the best selling season for beer, and among craft brewers (of which there are now a staggering 218 in Ontario) beer is now very much a seasonally focussed beverage. and brewers are putting out some classic summer beers these days.. Session Ales (and lagers) – Session ales are a version of India Pale (IPA) or American Pale Ales that are low in alcohol. While an IPA can easily run between 6% to 10% alcohol, and pack a bitter full bodied punch while doing it, Session IPA’s are much, much, lighter, usually at 4.5% or lower. They are brewed so that the tangy citrusy aspect of the hops takes precedence over bitterness. Among the larger craft brewers, such as Muskoka (Detour) and Amsterdam (Cruiser), Session Ales are easy to find in local liquor and beer store outlets, but other breweries make good session ales as well. Whit Beers and Hefeweizen - Sweet and frothy and a bit musty - in the best sense of musty - whit (wheat) beers are good for summer drinking, and particular good with summer BBQ. Kichesippi Brewery, out of Ottawa, makes a good Hefeweizen, and for those who get to Kingston on occasion, Stone City makes a whit beer that is available year round, called Windward Belgian Wheat They also have an Ameircan Wheat beer available now called Sons of Sydenham. It is a beer originally brewed in collaboration with Ryan Morrow of Nickebrook Brewery, who grew up right here in Sydenham. And in terms of local beer, Wolfe island Spring Brewer makes an Orange Whit beer, which is fruity and spicy but not too sweet, and is on tap at the Wolfe Island Grill. Saison/Farmhouse Ale – These beers, like many in the modern craft industry, are basically a throwback to the pre-industrial foundations of the craft brewing movement.

They were brewed in late winter for summer drinking, ie after labouring in the heat harvesting dusty hay. They are generally a bit higher in alcohol, up to 7%, are kind of a mix between a session ale and a hefeweizen since they have a bit of hoppiness and some of that belgian sweet musty sourness to them, plus they often are brewed with spices. I picked up a bottle of County Road 3 from County Road Brewing Company, a brewery/pub from Hillier in Prince Edward County a couple of weeks ago and it became a new favourite. Amsterdam, Beau’s, and Bellwoods all make a variety of farmhouse/session ales. Brewers often put out these beers as single batch offerings. Radlers – Legend has it that a German pub owner was inundated with thirsty cyclists late one afternoon and he did not have enough beer in his kegs to serve them all. He did have some lemonade, however, so he mixed it into the beer, and invented the Radler. Rickard’s, which is a beer label attached to Molson-Coors, one the two brewing giants in the world, makes a pretty good one. It is low in alcohol, fruity but not too sweet, and refreshing. Some of the newer Radlers from Amsterdam or Ottawa’s Big Rig, are better, however. Sour beers – I saved this for last. These beers are the least beer-like of just about any beer. They are indeed sour, and resemble dry ciders as much as they do beer. For my taste they are sometimes too sour, but a couple of months ago, thanks to Bellwoods Jelly King, and a Gose style beer made by the Quebecois brewery Trois Mousquetiere (available in Ontario) I have began to see the light. Look also for a new series of sour beers put out by a sub brewery connected to Beau’s Brewery. And Stone City has a Gose coming out on Sunday called Yacht Rock. So much beer, so little time.

with the State of the Lake Report, which is to be followed this fall with a Lake Stewardship Plan, currently in draft form. Thanking the Township for help and cooperation received from Township staff members Lindsay Mills and Jenny Kapusta, Rogers called it “one of the best processes I’ve ever been involved in.” He listed many other agencies and individuals that had worked with them to compile this summary of the most current and relevant environmental information on Sydenham lake and its watershed. The Lake Plan will “guide actions towards protection and management of of the environmental characteristics important to the health of the lake.” The entire project has cost $65,000, all of which has been funded by a variety of grants, some related to the fact that Sydenham lake is a source water lake for the village. The report, which is readable and interesting, can be found on the SLA’s website: www. Annual Report: Sydenham Water Treatment Kevin Riley, of Utilities Kingston, gave a brief and positive report on the water treatment plant: there were no reported problems, and no questions. There has been some concern about the functioning of the water meters, which is under investigation. Minimum Distance Separation Zoning Changes Forbes Symon spoke to a public meeting

by Wilma Kenny

about proposed revision of the Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) requirements between barns and neighbouring houses and cemeteries which would reflect new provincial guidelines and should make the zoning easier to understand and more flexible. There were a few comments and questions for clarification, but no major disagreement. Hartington Community Association Two notices of motion were brought by Councillor Schjerning, a) to reimburse the HCA $23,730 for expenses incurred by their hiring of an expert witness and b) to cover the est. $8700 costs of testing all 29 residences within 300 m of the former gas station. They were deferred until legal proceedings with the OMB are concluded. Fermoy Hall Repairs Hit a Snag Plans to repair the plaster at Fermoy hall have been put on hold, following the revelation that there is asbestos in the skim coat of the plaster, which will necessitate removal of all the plaster as well as the wainscotting and electrical service panel and conduits.This is estimated to double the price of $30,000 which was the amount budgeted for all upgrades including well, septic system, paint and insulation. The future of this “historic pre-confederation building with good footings, strong construction and full accessibility” has been referred back to the Fermoy committee for a strategy and plan for fundraising.

Open House July 15


Free Pancake breakfast at 9am 512 Wesleyan Camp Lane, Maberly Boat & Camp Tours After Breakfast Waterslide From 1-4pm Tuck Shop Open 11:30-1pm & 2:30-3:30pm *Lunch Not Provided. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or buy a snack from the Tuck shop.

Come and join us for a day of fun & fellowship. This is a great way to get to know the Camp and Silver Lake if you are curious, or to enjoy the facilities and relax.

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