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Central roads department shifts funds around, Oak Flats Road to be completed By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News — With the grant process that would have financed work on Wagarville Road being late, Central Frontenac Public Works Manager Mike Richardson convinced council to redirect township funds allocated to the project to the completion of Oak Flats Road at the regular meeting last week in Arden. “I feel the existing budget can absorb this,” Richardson said. “Because the grant program was late, meaning Wagarville Road won’t be done until 2014, so we can take the money from there.” Richardson said the original 2012 estimate of $215,000 won’t be enough

to do all the work required on Oak Flats, which has been revised to $368,000. “I’ve noticed some surface treatments are not lasting as long as they could be,” Richardson said. “The reason is the base is not being prepared as well as it can be. “I’m hoping the extra money spent here will give you longevity — we’re hoping to get 15 years rather than the seven we’ve been getting.” The upgrades to Oak Flats will include double surfacing as opposed to single surfacing, more stone in the base, another culvert, and some gabion rock around water areas as requested by the Conservation Authority. In response to a question from Coun. Frances Smith, Richardson said

this would complete work on Oak Flats Road. “I’m disappointed in the grant process being late and not getting to Wagarville Road this year,” said Mayor Janet Gutowski. “We have to make sure we get the budget process done in time next year. “Wagarville is not good to drive on and we will be hearing from people.” Oak Flats wasn’t the only project subject to budget overruns either. Reconstruction on Elm Tree Road — grading, drainage, paving and sidewalks—in the hamlet of Arden will cost an additional $4,000, making the total there $84,000, Richardson said. However, he said the capital budget could absorb the overrun. Coun. Tom Dewey said he’d been

fielding complaints about brush along roadways in Kennebec District. “And I know the brusher’s been out in Oak Flats,” Dewey said. Richardson said the increased rainfall this year has created lots of problems, not only with brush but with washouts but “we’re just finishing up in Oak Flats but then we’ll be spending more time in Kennebec.” Gutowski took the opportunity to praise the roads department. “I think the Public Works department has handled the downpours very well,” she said. “Given the number of washouts and all the brush, I’ve had very few calls.” “We have been out at midnight and on weekends this year where normally we wouldn’t,” said Richardson.

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Lake associations front and centre at Arden meeting Reporter

EMC News — Generally, when Central Frontenac Council holds its meetings, there are very few members of the public in attendance. Not so at last week’s regular meeting, held in Arden (council holds the vast majority of its meetings at Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake but schedules one meeting per year in each of Kennebec, Mountain Grove and Piccadilly Halls, during the summer months). The hall was packed, the firefighters put on dinner for council and the crowd, and no less than five delegations made presentations, three of which were from the lake associations of Kennebec, Big Clear and Sharbot Lakes. In the case of Kennebec and Sharbot Lakes, the presenters used the opportunity to unveil their lake plans, both nicely bound and presented documents that used decidedly different approaches. “It’s concise,” said resident John DuChene, describing the 14-page Kennebec Lake Stewardship Plan. “It’s based on three principles — to foster environmental awareness, to safeguard the lake/watershed/adjacent lands and to pursue common interests and concerns.” “I like that it’s concise,” said Mayor Janet Gutowski. “That increases the chances it will be read.” While it may not be the voluminous tome that some lake associations have opted for, the plan does include a lot of interesting data and information which could be applied to most lakes in the area, with a special emphasis on how it applies to Kennebec.

For example: “Nutrient levels are currently in the mid-mesotrophic range. Any increase could tip the lake into eutrophic range with significant adverse effects. The pH of the lake water is almost neutral — very slightly basic. At present, zebra mussel populations are not observed in Kennebec Lake, possibly due to insufficient calcium.” The Sharbot Lake Lake Plan Report, presented by Sharbot Lake Property Owners’ Association President Carol Coupland, is a little thicker at 75 pages, and includes a preface, index and such. But it also contains data like MPAC information and considerable information on fish species, a “bird inventory,” as well as a rather comprehensive listing of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Coupland said the plan was a three-tofour-year project that was completed in two years. It will be available for free at the annual general meeting July 20 at Oso Hall and then for $10 thereafter. And although she didn’t have a lake plan to present, Big Clear Lake Association representative Theresa Smith did bring some concerns, the first being a request for septic re-inspection and the second a request to look into what she called “illegal cottage rentals.” Smith said there are large cottages being rented out on a weekly basis but not registered as businesses, thus costing the township appropriate revenue. “How do you know they’re being rented and not just lent to friends and relatives?” said Coun. Tom Dewey. “They advertise on the internet,” said Smith.

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The Epilepsy Resource Centre will be hosting monthly Parent Support Groups for individuals that have a child/children with epilepsy or seizure disorders. These monthly meetings will occur on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The support group will take place at our Kingston Office location at 100 Stuart St., Second Floor. For more information or to attend the groups, please contact our office at (613) 542-6222 or by email at admin@epilepsyresource.org.

GriefShare. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. The group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, and Thursday afternoons from 1-2:30 p.m. at Bayridge Alliance Church in the Fireside Room. For more information or to register call 613-384-7306 or email the jmkooy@ gmail.com.

Line and features spectacular sunset scenery, live classic rock by R-Banned, free snacks, cash bar, and dancing. Costumes, especially of an animal theme, are encouraged, but optional. Tickets are on sale at Cornwall’s Pub in Rockport, 613-659-2338, and at our shelter on Hwy 32 just north of the 401 Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon - 613-382-1512, or call 613923-1953 or email arlene@arlenemassey. com.

May at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 at 734 Monreal St. All Korea Veterans and their wives are welcome. For more info. please contact Sandra or Tony at 613-5461970 or e-mail sandradee558 @sympatico. ca.

Canadian Blood Services blood donor clinic every Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m. Thursday clinics, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: 850 Gardiners Rd., Unit B. Mobile clinic Friday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CFB Kingston, Thompson Drill Hall, 7 Artisan Rd.

Call for 6Squared Artwork. Submissions for Kingston’s new non-juried Art Exhibition and Sale - 6Squared - accepted until Oct. 25. Open to everyone – artists, celebrities, designers, and you. Works in all media measuring precisely 6” x 6” are welcome (must be unsigned). Information & guidelines: www.6squared.ca or 613-532-6222.

Friday night karaoke July 19 hosted by Showman’s Karaoke from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the lounge of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal St. All welcome. Small cover for non-members.

challenging hike from the Trail Centre to Flag Pole Hill and back meanders over rugged terrain with scenic views along the 15 km path. Refreshment stop after an exhilarating adventure. Bring your lunch, water and bug repellent. Departure time is 9 a.m. Details: (613) 548-3003. Gould Lake Conservation Paddle Saturday, July 20. Paddle up the lake and around the islands on this easy outing affording two opportunities to swim. Canoe rentals available at Gould Lake, or bring your own. Departure time is 9 a.m. Details: (613) 389-4216. These two hikes depart from the Canadian Tire Parking Lot at the Kingston Centre along Bath Road, where car-pooling will be available. Wolfe Island Bicycle Trip to Cape Vincent NY Sunday, July 21. Enjoy a beautiful ride along the waterfront of Cape Vincent to Tibbits Lighthouse for some 20-30 km at a moderate pace. Opportunity for a refreshing swim. Passport required. Meet for the 9:30 a.m. Wolfe Island Ferry. Details: (613) 385-2356.

New for the summer: Boomers Fitness Walk for 50+yrs. Walk to the Beat Plus Stretch and Strength group are invite you to a free ‘walk’ program at Holy Cross High School on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Kingston’s west end. Join us. Physical Limitations? “Gentle Movements to Music” classes are especially tailored to improve joint mobility, increase energy and ease joint discomfort through Progressive Muscle Relaxation. Join us, Wednesday mornings with those who share your daily challenges of living with Fibromyalgia/Arthritis and other physical limitations at 50+ Fitness in Kingston’s west end. Women’s Shelter’s Fundraising offering: Boomers Golf clinics based upon Desk-Fit for Golfers book. Held rainy day Wednesdays and Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for golfers 50+ yrs who would like to improve distance/accuracy of the ball, as well as addressing injuries specific to golf. For additional info on all programs, please call Dee at 613-389-6540. The Old Hay Bay Church, built in 1792 is open 7 days a week from now until Sept. 16. There is a custodian to interpret the history and heritage. Displays, artifacts and literature help make the story of this building come alive. Come and bring family, relatives or friends to have a picnic, plan a wedding, connect with the faith or our forbears, or trace genealogical links with Loyalists and other pioneers. The Church is 30 km south and west of Napanee on the South Shore Road – civic #2365 or 9.5 km from the Glenora Ferry. Turn left at County Rd 8, just east of the Village of Adolphustown. From Kingston, you can drive west on The Loyalist Parkway (Hwy 33) and turn right at Adolphustown (County Rd. 8). Go straight through Dorland to Hay Bay where the road curves to the right. The Church is on your left, by the water. The cottage (custodian’s) phone # is 613-373-2261.

Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. Practices are Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kingston Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St. www.shoutsisterchoir.ca. Tickets for ‘The Kingston Symphony presents 75 Years of Modern Music’ are now on-sale. A limited number of early bird discount will be available. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.FortHenry.com or at the Fort Henry Discovery Centre. For more information call the St. Lawrence Parks Commission Customer Service at 1-800437-2233. VIP Meet & Greet Packages include VIP parking, seating in the Balcony Bays and an invitation to the Post Show Party with the opportunity to meet and have a picture taken with selected symphony members, Conductor Glen Fast and the other artists. For VIP Meet and Greet Post Party Reception Packages with conductor and artists, please contact: Mae Finlay at OTX Events by email at mfinlay@otx.ca, or call at 613-532.-5997. Symphonic melodies with a twist will fill the air at historic Fort Henry this summer, after a stellar ‘sold out’ performance last year by the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and guests. The Kingston Symphony returns to Fort Henry on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m., taking guests to the next level by celebrating 75 years of Modern Music with a truly eclectic mix of six superb Canadian voices with styles ranging from pop to opera and cabaret to rock will front the Symphony. Among performers in this year’s show are Patricia O’ Callaghan, Jon Harvey, Christopher Dallo, Derrick Ballard, Emily Fennell, and Jay ‘Smitty’ Smith.

Drum Circle. Hosted by Julian Gregory. Drop into the drum circle at City Park (at the south end of the park, near King & Maitland) on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. No experience necessary. Free. This circle is open to all. Bring hand drums (African, Irish, etc.), shakers, flutes, and other instruments. If you don’t have any, we have extra. Come to play, or sit back and watch. Free parking on the dirt road in the park. We meet at Ben’s Pub (105 Clergy St.) if it rains, 8-10 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Email julianegregory@hotmail.com to get on the email list and for more information. TGIF Friday with Anne Archer July 19 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Standeasy at the RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. The Torres Project perform Friday, July 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Tim Hallman Quartet entertains Saturday, July 20 from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Chris Morris/Strung Out to Dry perform Thursday, July 25 from 8:30-11 p.m. www.rcha.ca; www.facebook.com/ KingstonRCHA. The ‘Silver Wings’ welcomes ex-service members from all branches. For a fun social evening, please join us at 416 Wing, Kingston, on the third Friday of every month at 6 p.m. For more details and info please contact Molly at 613-389-6120. Seniors Community Club #523 Centre 70, corner of Days and Front Road. Shuffleboard and Bridge Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. New members welcome.

Are you sick? Depressed? You are welcome to Kingston Healing Clinic where trained personnel will pray for you. Every Monday between 6-9 p.m., 999 Sydenham Rd., Join us at the Fur Ball Friday, July 19 for Kingston. Third Day Worship Centre. We one of the summer’s best party cruises and believe in miracles. a fundraiser for the Gananoque & District Humane Society. The two-hour St. Law- The Kingston Unit 12 of The Korea Veterrence cruise, starting at 6 p.m., is sponsored ans Association of Canada meets every secby the 1000 Islands Cruises Rockport Boat ond Monday of each month September to

Retired from Bell? We’re the Bell Pensioners’ Group (BPG), representing retirees from Bell and its affiliate companies. Our mandate is to protect your defined benefit pension and benefits. BPG will inform, advise, represent and support you. Visit www. bellpensionersgroup.ca and if you’re not already a member, click on the Membership tab or contact us at ottawa@bellpensionersgroup.ca. Beginner Yoga Classes at 5 Beaver Cres. off of Collins Bay Road. Thursday classes: 6:45 - 8 p.m. - 9 classes. Friday classes: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. - 10 classes. For more info: Sharon at 613-384-1547 or sharonruthprice@gmail.com.

Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church opens Call Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups, 613- its doors for free tours of the sanctuary for the summer. Tours run until Saturday, Aug. 384-2134. 24. The church is open for tours from TuesSimply Paradise Dance every Sunday, 6-10 days to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. p.m. at the 560 Legion, 734 Montreal St., Come and see the beautiful stained glass Kingston. Admission includes munchies, windows and learn about St. Andrew’s prizes and a delicious meal. Dance the night connections to Sir John A. Macdonald and away to a magnificent selection of music by Queen’s University. Tours can be guided Superior Sound. Singles or Couples ages or self-guided and include a scavenger 40-90 all welcome. The dance celebrated hunt with prizes for kids. There will also its 25th anniversary in April 2010. Contact: be events throughout the summer including a music series. More information about Shirley Skinner, 613-634-1607. these events will be available soon. For On Wednesdays until Aug. 21, you can more information about the tours, please bring your book donations to the Kings- visit St. Andrew’s website: www.stanton Symphony Warehouse from 10 a.m. - drewskingston.org and click on the church 1 p.m. Fiction & non-fiction; hardcovers, tours link. St. Andrew’s is located on the complete with their signatures, bookplates, corner of Princess St. and Clergy St. (130 and dust jackets (no matter the jacket’s Clergy St. East). condition); pocketbooks and paperbacks; books on tape/CD; sheet music & song Paint Out Locations 2013. Changes are books. Please check the website for details happening this summer! We are trying on what to donate, (what not to donate) and mostly new locations this year which are in how to pack those precious items to keep the surrounding countryside. As usual you them in good condition. Kingston Sym- have to be self sufficient, with everything phony Warehouse, 785 Sir John A Macdon- you need for the day, including a brown ald Blvd., Kingston. Turnoff is just north bag lunch. At each location, we will meet of Princess Street - follow the green signs. at 9 a.m. to acquaint everyone with the Book Fair to follow Sept 17-21. nearest washroom, facilities, picnic lunch spot and good spots to paint. July 24: WilFamily Wednesdays in July in Douglas R. ton. Turn right on County Rd. 6 off Hwy Fluhrer Park, from 3-4:30 p.m. July 24 - 33 west, then right at the flashing light to Queen’s Barefoot Players: 3 p.m. at Doug- Wilton. We will meet and park on the side las R. Fluhrer Park. A rollicking family- of the road by the small park, beside Wilfriendly version of Shakespeare’s Twelfth ton Pottery. Night! Free. All ages welcome. Free juice, fruit and snacks provided by the Friends of 39 Club of Kingston Dance Friday, July Kingston Inner Harbour. 19. Music by Runaway. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Collins Bay Royal Canadian Legion Rideau Trail Kingston Club Frontenac Pro- 631, 4034 Bath Rd. Singles and couples vincial Park hike Saturday, July 20. This welcome. Dress code in effect

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Kingston Shrine Club Steak and Corn Dinner July 19, 5-7 p.m. To be held at the Shrine Club, 3260 Princess St. at Collins Bay Road. Everyone Welcome. Arts Extravaganza Tuesday July 23, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn new painting techniques using various media & materials Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in July. Today’s topic: painting wine glasses. Some art supplies included. Call 613-548-7810. Singles Only Club of Kingston. Join us for golf at the Westbrook Golf Club on Wednesday, July 24. Tee time is 10 a.m. The Westbrook Golf Club is located at 3651 Westbrook Rd. Autism Ontario Kingston events: Adults with AS: Movie in the Square “Goldfinger”, July 18. Contact Patti at 613-507-7896 or kingston@autismontario.com to confirm the meeting time and place. Elizabeth Francoeur: Music and the ASD Child, July 21 from 2-4 p.m. at our office at the back of 361 Montreal St. Parents, extended family and professionals welcome. Resource Library - We have a number of topics which may be of interest including parenting and grandparenting, education,

Fish Fry Saturday, July 20 at Battersea United Church. First seating: 5 p.m. Second seating: 6:30 p.m. For more information please contact Ruth at 613-353-6297 or Roberta at 613353-2846. Kings Town Trekkers Walk Monday, July 22 from the Kingston YMCA. Registration at 5:30 p.m. Walk begins at 6 p.m.

The Canadian Hearing Society is offering Summer Sign Language Fast Track Courses. American Sign Language classes will be held from Aug. 1 to Sept. 3. Beginner 101 classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Advanced 103 classes will be Mondays & Wednesdays. Learn this beautifully expressive language that uses unique facial expression, spatial cues, and has a rich cultural background.Limited seating available. Deadline to register is July 26. Contact The Canadian Hearing Society in the Frontenac Mall for more information, 613-544-1927.

Cataraqui Canoe Club – Saturday, July 20: Rockport to Ivy Lea Paddle. We plan to start in Rockport and paddle west via Smuggler’s Cove and Lost Channel. After lunch we will return through Fiddlers Elbow, an 18 km paddle in the Heart of the 1000 Islands. Come join us. For details call 613-542-1054 www. “Stellar Oath”, the youth church band cataraquicanoe.on.ca. of Trinity United Church in Elginburg, Help for Hands. The Arthritis Society is of- along with some of their “friends”, will fering a free workshop for individuals with be entertaining on Saturday, July 20, beosteoarthritis of the hands. Learn about the ginning at 7 p.m. at our church. Everyone latest treatment options and how exercise can is welcome to attend and enjoy a variety help reduce symptoms, and try out some de- of music and songs. Light refreshments. vices to ease stress on your hands. The work- Thank you in advance for supporting shop will be held on Tuesday, July 23 from 1 these events in our community. p.m. to 3 p.m. at our office at 308 Wellington St. in Kingston, Suite 100. To register, or for Southern Frontenac Community Services more information, please call 613-546-2546. Corporation offers a Caregiver Support Drop-in the second Tuesday of every Please register early, as space is limited.

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Open Mic Night every Friday at the Storrington Centre Fire Hall in Sunbury, 7-10 p.m. Old and new country, gospel, bluegrass and more. No cover charge. Sharbot Lake Farmers Market open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving. Visit www.slfm.handsonharvest.ca. Frontenac Farmer’s Market, Lion’s Centre, Verona, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 26. Come shop for local products from local farmers and vendors. Enjoy breakfast or a coffee at the Lions canteen. www.frontenacfarmersmarket.ca. Arden Seniors Summer Sale July 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kennebec Community Centre, Arden, Ont. Artisans craft tables, garage sale tables, bake table, silent auction, BBQ, door rrize draws every hour with a chance to be a millionaire, raffle

Giant Pie Sale at Perth Road Village Sunday School Hall Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. until Noon. Sale ends when all the pies are sold! Call 613-353-1690 for details. St. Paul’s United Church, Harrowsmith, will be hosting a Community Family Games Afternoon on Wednesday, July 24 from 1-3 p.m. There will be quiet and active games for kids 0-12 and their caregivers. If you have a favorite game to share, bring it along. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free, however, non-perishable food donations will be accepted to support the SFCSC food bank.

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EMC Editorial â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This Saturday (July 20), you might want to drop by the Fire Station on Wagner Road just south of Sharbot Lake. The firefighters are planning an open house, with fire extinguisher demos, an auto extrication demo, and information on becoming a volunteer and how the station works. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also have hamburgers and sausages and drinks. No doubt Chief Bill Young and the guys will be doing a little recruiting but this is a good thing. One thing that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get mentioned often enough is how valuable a volunteer fire department is to a rural municipality. The key word here is â&#x20AC;&#x153;volunteer.â&#x20AC;? There is just no chance whatsoever any rural municipality could have a fire department if it were any other way. Hell, we just barely manage

to afford the equipment, insurance, and utilities for the buildings. If we had to add salaries and benefits on top of that, nobody would be able to afford the taxes it would take to pay for it all. And it should be pointed out somewhere that volunteer fire departments do a lot of fundraising to help pay for their equipment too. Not too long ago, somebody posted the following on Facebook. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who wrote it in the first place but I thought Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d share it here. It goes like this . . . â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a firefighter? I wanted to do that when I was a kid. What do you make? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do I make? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I make holding your hand seem like the biggest thing in the world while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m cutting you out of a car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can make five minutes seem like a lifetime when I go into a burning house to save your family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I make those annoying sirens seem like angels when you need them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can make your children breathe when they stop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can help you survive a heart attack.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I make myself get out of bed at 3 a.m. to risk my life to save people Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never met. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today, I might make the ultimate sacrifice to save your life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I make a difference, what do you make?â&#x20AC;? You know, as a journalist, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been at a lot of fires, car accidents, chemical spills, explosions, ice rescues and even getting a cat out of a tree or two. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m constantly amazed at just how professional these â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;volunteersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are. When you think about it, there really is no other humanly pursuit quite like what the volunteer firefighters do. You could look at it as kind of a service club I suppose, but then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not often the Lions need breathing apparatuses at one of their functions. Which is not to say the Lions donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do a lot of good work in the community, because of course they do, just that the risk of bodily harm isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite as high. All joking aside, as someone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen our volunteer firefighters in action, right across the country, if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anybody deserving of our support, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s these guys.

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EMC Editorial - Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always hated the word staycation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an annoying and awkward combination of two words that just shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go togetherâ&#x20AC;?, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been known to complain to anyone who will listen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People need to stop using it.â&#x20AC;? I mean, it sounds so much like vacation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a word that holds infinite potential for fun and adventure in far-flung places â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but then it hits you that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x153;stayâ&#x20AC;? where the â&#x20AC;&#x153;vayâ&#x20AC;? should be, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge letdown. Why would anybody spend their time off at home? All you get are the same old meals to be cooked, the same old messes to be cleaned and reminders of the daily grind everywhere you look. Earlier this month, I found myself face-to-face with my own first-ever staycation. Summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caregiver was taking the week off, and Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vacation time is depleting at an alarming rate. For complicated bureaucratic reasons, I came back from maternity leave more vacation than I know what to do with, so I volunteered to take the week off to spend with

Summer. In many ways I was looking forward to it, as it gave me a week to bond with my little girl, whom I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to play with nearly as much as I would like. In another way, I was sorry we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going somewhere special. Alas, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to take a baby on a trip by yourself, so at home we remained. As it turned out, we had a lot of fun. I taught Summer where her toes are, how to brush her hair and how to climb down from the couch without injuring herself. She spent hours playing in her kiddie pool â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which she miraculously has yet to grow bored of. I bought her some bubbles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the kind soapy kind with the wand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and she was absolutely charmed, screaming â&#x20AC;&#x153;bubbasâ&#x20AC;? whenever she caught sight of the container. We had family over for lunch on the Wednesday, and Summer enjoyed being the centre of attention while I welcomed the break of having other people entertain her for a few hours. On the Thursday, Summer and I went on a daytrip to Prince Edward County with my friend Julie and her little girl, McKenna, who is the same age as Summer. We found our own little â&#x20AC;&#x153;exclusiveâ&#x20AC;? beach (we were literally the only ones on it), where the babies had a great time running around in their diapers and trying to get away with eating sand. Afterwards,

we even managed to hit up a couple wineries, making it seem almost like the prechild vacations I once knew and loved. In the evenings, Steve and I put Summer to bed and drank beer or wine while we caught up on Netflix TV shows everyone else seems to have known about for years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Homeland, Arrested Development. We were at home, sure, but it was still nice to sit and relax without constantly worrying about work in the back of my mind. It was also nice to know that the potential to sleep in the next morning was there, even if Summer never did get the memo about mommyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time off and insisted on waking at her usual 5:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 a.m. each morning. By the end of the week, I really did feel closer to Summer, which was a wonderful feeling. I think she felt a stronger bond, too, as for a while I dethroned grandpa as her favourite person to be held and entertained by. So maybe taking a vacation at home isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so bad after all. I got to relax, bond with my daughter, catch up with friends and family, and explore uncharted territory in a nearby town â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend piles of money doing it. An optimist would look at my week off and call it the best of both worlds. (That said, I still think we should do away with the word staycation.)

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“A TV series is kind of a 9-5 job,” Rick said. Actually, Rick credits his brother with being a part of the reason he’s been able to so successfully portray such an iconic fantasy character. “I wasn’t much into sci-fi and fantasy,” he said. “But Rob was and when we were growing up he watched a lot of it and it just kind of rubbed off on me. “When this part came up, I read it and thought ‘that’s me!’ “So I became determined to get the part and from the beginning, it all clicked.” For her part, Glynne wasn’t surprised her son would land a big part in a successful TV show. “I had a feeling because he would never give up (on being an actor),” she said. “Her family is the most important thing to her,” said fellow Central Frontenac Council said good-bye to CAO/Clerk John DuChene at its regular meetRed Hat Society member and ing last week in Arden. This was DuChene’s third stint in the position and perhaps this friend Alana Botting. “She’s just time retirement will actually stick. Put your feet up John, you’ve earned it. a really nice person.” Photo/Craig Bakay

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EMC Lifestyle - I knew from the start that I wanted fishing to be part of my summer water activities series, partly because everyone I know who fishes is more than a little obsessed with the sport. What is it about sitting in a boat with a line and rod waiting for fish to bite that is so appealing and addictive? I had to find out for myself. The most avid fisherman I know is my co-worker, Rob Purvis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You should talk to Mike Howe from Canadian Tire,â&#x20AC;? Rob told me. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll catch some really big ones with him.â&#x20AC;? I found Mike in the fishing and hunting department of the Gardiners Road Canadian Tire, which he man-

ages. As promised, he was more than happy to take me out on the water. In fact, Mike remarked that he manages to go fishing about 90 days over the course of the summer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which, if you do the math, works out to the vast majority of days during the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to take as many people out fishing as I can,â&#x20AC;? he said, urging me to bring a friend along as his boat seats three people. The only person I could find on such short notice was my husband, Steve, who was excited to experience fishing for the first time himself. The next day, we found ourselves zipping across Loughborough Lake on Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely fast fishing boat, to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hot spotâ&#x20AC;? between two islands where he promised we would find lots of fish. The number one tip Mike gives to fishing beginners:

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sessed with the sport. The lake itself was so peaceful and gorgeous I could have stayed out there forever, and the feeling of a fish tugging at your line is extremely gratifying, even if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end up actually hooking it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s windy, sunny, hot, cold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I love being out there,â&#x20AC;? Mike remarked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the sport of it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a challenge. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hunt.â&#x20AC;? For beginners, Mike recommends checking out the National Pro Staff website at www.nps.com, which features all sorts of tips on fishing gear and techniques. Normally, fishing also requires a license, which cost between $20-$30 per year. (We went during National Fishing Week, when anyone can fish without a license.) Canadian Tire also offers guided fishing excursions, in addition to any kind of fishing equipment you could ever want. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bringing in better gear every year,â&#x20AC;? Mike said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing their best to help people enjoy this wonderful sport.â&#x20AC;? He added that we are very fortunate in this region to have so many excellent places to fish. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got Lake Ontario, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got all these land-locked lakes, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the Rideau system â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x153; he said, noting that the latter is his personal favourite. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fantastic fishery. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got everything you can ever ask for â&#x20AC;&#x201C; small mouth, large mouth, pike, trout, lots of different stuff.â&#x20AC;? Someday, I hope to be able to check it out for myself.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fish where the fish are.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you do that?â&#x20AC;? I asked. Mike admitted that he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t locate the fish all on instinct, and showed me his down imaging equipment, which scans the structure of the lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Structure is where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to find fish,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If your whole lake is 10 feet deep, find the spot where it dips to 11 or humps up to nine. Or, find the spot that has a pile of rocks or clump of weeds. Generally speaking, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where your fish are going to be.â&#x20AC;? At the same time, Mike was quick to point out that fishing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just about what you catch: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to fish for the right reasons. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fishing to enjoy it, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re catching fish.â&#x20AC;? Once we arrived at our spot, Mike passed around some rods and showed us how to cast. It was actually quite a bit easier than I was expecting, and after just one or two casts I had a pretty good grasp of the technique. Before any of us caught a fish, however, we were distracted by a rustling in a nearby tree. I glanced over just in time to see an enormous turkey vulture emerge from the bush â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an amazing sight for a girl who has lived in the city her entire life. Mike noted that being in out in nature is a large part of what he loves about fishing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see stuff on the water that you never thought youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d see,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beavers, otters, ospreys, turkey vultures. Those things are out there, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to see those in your living room.â&#x20AC;? After another 10 minutes or so, Mike caught the first fish of the day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a bass, which he deemed too small to photograph, so we immediately threw it back. The fish looked pretty large to me, however, as the only ones I had ever caught previously were tiny perch and sunfish off the dock at my grandparentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cottage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the biggest fish youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever caught?â&#x20AC;? I asked Mike. He responded that it was a 34pound salmon, which he reeled in on Lake Ontario near Millhaven. Wow. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even aware that we had salmon in this area, let alone 34pounders. During the hour or two that we spent on Loughborough Lake, we managed to catch about 10 bass between the three of us. One of the fish I caught was approximately two pounds. This seemed huge to my untrained eye, and I was quite proud of myself. Even judging by our relatively short fishing excursion, it was easy for me to see why people become so ob-

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Tramps were transient back in Depression years EMC Lifestyle - Father was sure there was a hidden sign nailed to a tree, only visible to the countless tramps who rode the rails that said, “jump here... good food up the hill.” Deep in the heart of the Depression years, almost as if they were put there to remind us there was someone in worse shape than we were, tramps walked the back roads, rode the freight trains, and survived by begging for their next meal. Countless numbers found their way to our kitchen door, always around dinner time, looking for something to eat. They frightened me, although Father said they were harmless, and I was glad that if they did surface at night, we never saw them.  My brothers were sure they often came up over the West Hill and slept in the barn where they were warm and away from the outdoor elements. They seemed to know, on the farm, the big meal was at the noon hour.  They also seemed to know when the family was all seated at the table, because that was when we would hear the gentle knock on the door.  They never had to ask for something to eat.  We knew why they were there.  Mother would look them over, and if they were clean, having taken a wash in the Bonnechere River before coming up the hill, they were invited in.  If they looked like they needed a hand-scrub, Mother would take out a wash basin of warm soapy water, put it on the back stoop and tell them to come in when they had washed up. The brothers would squeeze together on the bench and make room for the tramp, and Mother would laden a plate full of food, and I would watch mesmerized as the food vanished as if they hadn’t eaten in days, and there was a good chance they hadn’t. Father would try to make conversation, but the tramps said little.  And we five children clammed up as if we had lost our tongues.  I wanted to know where they had come from, and how they had become tramps, but of course, I too sat mute while the food disappeared.

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slicked down, showing that he had taken more than a quick wash in the river.  Just as he finished tucking into his second piece of pie he asked Father for a job.  He talked more than any other tramp we had ever fed.  He was what was called a “home boy”.   He came from England as a 12 year old, he said.  From an orphanage.  He was sent to a farm in the Ottawa Valley, where he suffered from abuse and endless hours of labour.  Father told him there was no money for a hired man, and besides we had three strapping boys to do the chores.  But the tramp persevered.  He told Father if he could sleep in the barn, and have three meals a day, and a Flat-Fifty of cigarettes every Saturday night, he

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on his shoulder. And he would go as quietly as he had come, out the back door and down the hill, making his way to the railroad tracks.  I knew he would be waiting until the next freight train rounded the corner at the very back of the farm.  It would slow down to handle the curve in the track, and Father said this was where they would jump on the train and go off to goodness knows where. We never saw the same tramp twice.  And they came in all shapes and sizes, and all ages.  Some of them, I thought, were no more than boys...young like my three brothers.  And I would wonder why they were tramps, and my brothers weren’t. Then one day I learned at least a partial answer to that question.  The young tramp that rapped on our kitchen door that day was whip thin, and as clean as a whistle.  His hair was coal-black, and

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As quickly as they came, they spent just enough time to cram in their heaping plates of food, and then they stood and were ready to head out again.  Mother would tell them to sit a spell, and we always knew what she was going to do, because it never varied all the time we lived through those Depression years. She would take a brown paper bag off the rack at the back door.  Then she would go to the bake table and make thick sandwiches of whatever meat we had had for dinner.   Always she would tuck in cookies or a big piece of pie, and then she would go to the ice box and with the ice pick chip off big slivers of ice and put them into a glass jar that at one time held pickles or preserves, and fill it with cold water from the granite pail. Often I would see the tramp wipe his eyes with the back of his hand, as he thanked Mother and tucked the bulging paper bag into the sack he carried on the end of a short pole resting

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EMC Lifestyle - If you have a loving home, lots of time, and a touch of patience, the Canadian Guide Dogs For the Blind would like to reach out to you. The organization is looking for volunteers to help raise the next generation of guide and assistance dogs for this area. “It’s not that much different than owning a pet dog,” explains Steven Doucette, Guider Coordinator for the association. “The main thing is someone who has a lot of love.” The volunteers, who are called “puppy walkers,” are asked to adopt a puppy from the organization’s breeding centre in Manotick. Volunteers receive the puppy at eight weeks of age and raise it until it is between 12 and 18 months. At that point, the puppy is then transferred to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind’s National Training Centre. “The first stage of training for a guide dog is with a volunteer,” Doucette goes on. “It’s about raising a good dog.” The puppy walkers are expected to provide daily walks, play time, basic training, and a whole lot of time. The puppies shouldn’t be alone more than a couple of hours per day. “Guide dogs will be spending 24 hours a day with someone,” says Doucette. “So we start that process early.” Because of the time commitment, puppy walking will not be suitable for everyone. Yet many different types of lifestyles are ideal, according to Doucette. Retirees, people working from home, individuals that can bring the puppy to work with them, part-time workers, and even students have all been successful puppy walkers in the past. Homes with children, other dogs, and a variety of other circumstances have all been allowed in the

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Musical metaphysics EMC Entertainment - Music lineages and connections fascinate me. More than 40 years ago, Ellis Marsalis, father of the famed jazz musician Branford Marsalis gave Harry Connick Jr. piano lessons in their hometown of New Orleans. Connick and the younger Marsalis became lifelong friends. The pair influenced Wolfe Islander Chris Brown early in his career. Brown has been a musician since his toddler years. His sister, older by two-and-a-half years, took classical piano lessons. “One of my earliest memories is reaching up to the keyboard and imitating what she did,” said Brown. “My sister studied with the Ursulines in Toronto. At three, they took me in to the nuns and I played for them.” He’s never stopped playing. “Music became my career during high school in Toronto.” He toured with a band from the time he was in his mid-teens until his mid-20s. Brown relocated to New York City in 1995. He’s still living in Brooklyn. He also found a wonderful getaway, an ancient home that once served as the post office on Wolfe Island. “I grew up on the road,” he said. “Being in New York was like travelling without having to go anywhere. Many of the teachers I studied with are there. I was drawn to the music and history that came out of New York.” When we got together on Wolfe Island, he was heading to Welland the following day to play in a gig with Sarah Harmer. Two days later he returned to New York City and performed that night at Rockwood Music Hall. When Chris Brown’s at home on Wolfe Island

he’s surrounded by instruments. The first I notice is an old Fender Telecaster. We talk guitars. He leaves the room and comes back with a 1943 Gibson acoustic for me to try out. It’s safe to say that a 70-year-old Gibson has nice tone. As for the piano on which he first learned to play, it sits in a room off his kitchen. “My mom shipped it to me for my birthday three years ago,” he said. When he was having it tuned and checked its innards, he realized that the piano had come full circle. “We discovered that it had been made in the S & R building.” Our conversation meandered around Gibson guitars, Neil Young, Vietnamese Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh, plumbing, cats and social networking. I get the impression such philosophical touring could easily stretch through the night. After high school, Brown was accepted into Boston’s Berklee College of Music to study composition. “Just after I got accepted at Berklee, Branford Marsalis came up to me at a gig Harrick Connick was playing in,” said Brown. “He was convinced he knew me from Berklee. I told him I’d only Chris Brown at the piano on which he learned to play when he was a toddler. gone for five minutes.” His mother had it shipped to his Wolfe Island home for his birthday three Marsalis asked Brown, since he was already a years ago. professional, why he’d want to stop working in Photo/Mark Bergin music to go to school. He then invited Brown to hang out with him and Harry Connick Jr. 45 to 60 minutes of yoga during the day.. less stirring. He’s excited about his work and the “We hung out until the wee hours of the morn“That’s how the day starts,” he said. “It tends island. ing,” said Brown. “After that, I just never stopped to keep things in a certain kind of light. Things “This area is so fertile with musicians,” he doing music.” stop being conflicting and start being comple- said. “The number of people around here like the How does a musician handle life in such a hec- mentary.” Hip, Chantal (Thompson), Sarah (Harmer), the tic industry? Yoga and philosophy help. He mediYou sense the peace around him and in his Continued on page 15 tates for an hour every morning. He also gets in home. There’s a contentment with a hidden rest-

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Abrams Brothers and Luther Wright, they’re all just right here in the hood. One of the things about the island that’s amazing is that it’s close enough to New York for me to work there and be back in Canada whenever I want. And it’s a really healthy artistic environment around here right now.” Over the next couple of weeks he’s working on several projects. “I have The Mermaids, a New York band, their album needs to be finished,” he said. “And I have to get Suzanne Jarvie’s album done. I’ve started working on new solo material. I’m writing things with Kate (Fenner) that we have to start getting down. In the last week I’ve been working on New York’s Rachel Loshak material.” The other side of his work involves social engagement. He’s doing an album completely in jail. “(The prisoners) are working really hard on this.” He’s also just wrapped up work with Jen Chapin (Harry Chapin’s daughter) in New York. Thanks to the Chris’ connection, you’ll be able to hear Jen Chapin at the Wolfe Island Grill on August 11. “She’s headlining the Oakville Jazz Festival, and I roped their gang into an Island visit on their day off.” That about sums up Chris Brown’s life. It’s a musical web with connections everywhere such that you can hear a big jazz festival headliner at a small venue on Wolfe Island. He keeps is all in perspective. Music is the all-encompassing sage for him, even in lectures. “I just did a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design presentations) lecture about origins last week in New York,” he said. “I played and spoke with Oren Bloedow. That was fun

to have a great guitarist accompanying me. It calls up different details. When you add music to the context, things start to seep into your pours. Music brings another context. I like adding music at protests, events or lectures.” Past presenters of TED lectures include the likes of Malcolm Gladwell, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates and Jane Goodall. Chris Brown is in good company. Brown’s own mentors and people he looks up to aren’t necessarily famous or well known. “Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist bridges east and west in an incredible way,” said Brown. “And my hard-working neighbours on Wolfe Island. The woman next door is a community nurse. I come out to Wolfe Island in a blizzard and find that I’ve been dug out by a back hoe. And my plumber, Gord Greenwood. He’s like Moses, he can move water.” He says his home, built in 1880, never had running water. “Water was a mystery that Gord Greenwood solved for me.” Sitting down with Chris Brown is a journey in itself. The conversation is not linear, it flows like a Celtic knot. Within this labyrinth of musical and philosophical knowledge rests a man committed to sound. Things he says about others, just as easily apply to him. “Both Neil Young and Glen Gould have a deep involvement with sound and recorded media,” he said. “Talking music with Neil and talking gear with him and seeing ways he sets up, nothing is arbitrary. The same with Glen Gould. Every single note played involves a decision.” For more information: www.chrisbrownmusic.com; and check out Chris Brown and Kate Fenner on Facebook.

Air conditioning plan gets somewhat cool reception By Craig Bakay Reporter

EMC News — It’s been a couple of terms now since Jack Nicolson was a member of Central Frontenac Council, but he still has a sense of political timing. Nicolson chose the council meeting in Kennebec Hall, on a particularly warm and muggy evening, to pitch something the Kennebec rec committee has been asking for for awhile now — air conditioning. “As you can see from this afternoon, from mid-May to mid-September, this hall can become unbearable,” Nicolson said in his address to council, as many in the audience and on council waved bits of paper as fans and brushed perspiration from their foreheads. “Air conditioning was one of the requests we made of council for this year’s budget but we never heard back,” he said. “My own suggestion is you might consider putting in a high-efficiency furnace and you could put air conditioning in then.” “You also had a sound system as a priority on your requests at that time,” said Coun. John Purdon. “Since you didn’t mention the sound system, I’m assuming air conditioning is your No. 1 priority.” “Actually, boards for the rink are our No. 1 priority,” replied Nicolson with a grin on his face. “Perhaps the rec committee can get some prices for this and it can be reflected in the costing for halls,” said Coun. Frances Smith.

“And since the Arden area residents use this hall, has there been any talk of fundraising?” said Coun. Tom Dewey. “We have discussed it but thought that was in the bailiwick of council,” said Nicolson. And the subject of hall rentals, representing the Happy Gang seniors, Wanda Harrison opposed the proposition to raise hall rental fees. “We feel any increase in fees will snowball back to all non-profits and affect donations for things like school fundraising and the snowsuit program,” she said. ••• Central Frontenac Council passed its controversial Safe Properties and Minimum Maintenance Bylaw at its regular meeting last week in Arden, albeit as a considerably less onerous version than what had been previously proposed. “I was very happy to read the final version with the weeds and long grass section omitted,” said Coun. Norm Guntensperger, one of the bylaws most ardent critics. “We now recognize that Mother Nature is with us.” ••• Central Frontenac gave its approval to the addition of two portable classrooms to be located on the tennis courts at Sharbot Lake Public School this fall, in recognition that the new K-12 facility won’t be completed in time for the upcoming school year. “Let’s hope they’re (the temporary classrooms) not there very long,” said Mayor Janet Gutowski.

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Trifle matters - Don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake EMC Lifestyle - My husband and I were reflecting at the breakfast table on how life has changed these past few years. Is it the result of our collective years of wisdom now that we are well into our forties? Or perhaps the change in careers, lifestyle, our daughter’s first year of high school? All of the above? Whatever the reason, today we are in a happier place than ever before. In 2007, we moved to Canada after living overseas, a great lifestyle change from the busy face-paced working environment we had both grown accustomed to. The goal was to take a year sabbatical to kick back and discover our needs for the next phase of our lives. It’s always important at any age to take the time to reflect. We could have just kept going, pushing forward, but what we realized (thankfully none too late) was that pushing forward never gave us the time to really be present in our lives. So many careers are changing. Everyone is rushing from one thing to the next. The use of cellphones to keep track of each other means there is never a time when we are not available. Individuals are subjected to office bullying and fears of job loss just to appease power hungry bosses. Take the time to stand up for what is important to you. Change can make all the difference. Our priority as parents never change. We would jump hoops to make a school trip or concert, and be home in the mornings and evenings. But, as soon our daughter was snug in bed we were back working again (Funny, I write this now as she sleeps soundly upstairs). Although, the difference is that it’s work that

doesn’t feel like work. While not the answer for everyone, taking a break and evaluating what is important was essential to our wellbeing. You only get one life. Live it to the fullest. My husband was previously in a sales and marketing position for a company in New Zealand. As luck would have it, the company changed to a distributer model and gave us the financial opportunity to return to Canada. I resigned my position and he his and we moved to Kingston to have more time as a family. We relished the time we had to walk our dog, eat lazy breakfasts and pick up new hobbies. Hubby taught himself to play the piano and electric guitar, we volunteered at our daughter’s school and generally had more time to think about what makes us happy. After six months of our sabbatical, I took a job, which excited me and enabled me to continue doing what I love. Hubby decided to return to school. He studied the Wind Turbine Industrial Electrician course and has never looked back. He has a job he loves one which contributes and makes a difference to the well being of others and the environment. That day at breakfast, as we looked back, we learned that we are happier since we took the time. We are more comfortable with this new life. I saw this great line written: you are what you eat so don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake. I think it’s a good mantra for everything in life. Change is never easy. Returning to school was timely and financially difficult but better than being a fake in a dispensable world. Life is too short not to live

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cups (500 ml) for decorating trifle. Put lemon curd in a separate bowl and stir in ½ cup (125 ml) of whipping cream until evenly blended and smooth. To assemble, choose a 12-cup (3-L) straight-sided glass-serving bowl. (I have a Pampered Chef Trifle bowl and love it.) Cover the bottom with half the cake. Pour 1 can of Devon custard overtop and gently spread almost to the edges. (I went over a little. Trifle is messy but tastes sooo good.) Spoon the lemon curd overtop and use the back of a spoon to swirl over the custard. Scatter with half the fruit. Repeat the cake, custard and lemon curd layers. Add the remaining fruit. If making a day ahead, cover and refrigerate. To serve, whip remaining 1 cup of cream with granulated sugar until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted. Mound on the trifle. Decoratively arrange the reserved fruit on top and sprinkle with icing sugar, if desired. If you have any questions or have any suggestions for recipes I should try, restaurants I should visit email me at ladydinesalot@gmail.com, or follow my blog at LadyDinesalot.com or on Facebook.


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EMC Lifestyle - A common situation that arises at dealership service/parts counters every day has a variety of approaches and the results can vary from great to dismal, depending on how things are communicated and unlike the old adage: a little knowledge can be a very good thing. Many vehicle owners are happy to have their vehicles serviced by their authorized dealerships and some prefer to stick with an independent garage or national/regional chain for reasons of trust, price, comfort and convenience to name a few.  A good service provider, regardless of the shingle hanging at their front door, will always do their best to ensure their customers have worry-free driving.  To this end it’s a common practice for technicians to perform a general inspection anytime a vehicle is in for routine maintenance in order to spot and bring to the owner’s attention, anything that’s amiss and requires attention.  On newer vehicles, good service consultants will always keep in mind the vehicle manufacturer warranty as it may cover the costs of parts and labour for a particular repair or replacement due to a warrantable defect in workmanship or materials.  So it’s

not uncommon for a vehicle owner to end up at his or her dealership’s service desk with a recommendation from an independent garage to replace a tie rod end, or repair an oil leak for example. To understand how this relatively simply request can go off the rails, it’s necessary to take a look behind the scenes.  First, some dealership service personnel take it personally when a customer opts to have their routine maintenance work done by another garage, and no matter how professional or experienced they are, these feelings can ruin the broth of a client transaction.  Some of you may remember how comedian Jerry Seinfeld made this look very funny in the episode where his technician kidnapped Jerry’s car after he questioned an estimate and wanted to take it to another shop for a second opinion.  Secondly some independent technicians may not be completely conversant in a particular carmaker’s warranty terms.  For example, suspension or steering joints may exhibit play or looseness, but may be within the manufacturer’s specs and therefore not a warrantable repair.  Some warranties require a physical oil leak or drip to exist before repairs are authorized and a damp gasket or some fluid ‘sweat’ isn’t considered reason for action.  Misunderstandings like this can escalate to arguments when a dealership completes an inspection, cannot find a warrantable condition, and then presents their

customer with an invoice for the technician’s time.  But any auto manufacturer will tell you that regardless of where a vehicle is serviced, the warranty, as outlined in the owner’s handbook, still applies. So to make things easier for everyone, here are a few tips when dealing with this situation. 1)    If your independent tech brings something to your attention that he or she thinks may be covered under a manufacturer warranty or recall, get some specifics.  If something is loose: how loose is it?  Which specific component?  If something is causing a noise: why?  If something is leaking: which fluid?  Is it dripping or just sweating?  Ask for a written report to eliminate the risk of forgetting something or referring to the wrong side or end of the vehicle when returning to your dealership service counter. 2)   When communicating with your dealership, provide as much information as possible.  For example, rather than ask them to diagnose a noise, tell them your private technician has identified a fault with component ‘A’ or part ‘B’.  Ask them up front what their policy is for inspections that don’t lead to a warrantable repair.  Whether or not you choose to risk your money (on inspection charges) depends on how much you trust the opinion of your own tech.  Some inspections require little time (and therefore small fees) whereas some

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On the same day the All British Car Day (ABCD), will be celebrated at Britannia Beach Park Lakeside Gardens in Ottawa’s west end.  Log onto www.britishcarday.ca. All British vehicles, cars and motorcycles are welcome. On Sunday July 21 the15th Annual Ford Spectacular presented by the National Capital Mustang Association and Campbell Ford will roll onto the lot at 1500 Carling Ave. (Carling at the Queensway). All Ford and Ford-powered vehicles are welcome.  And on the same Sunday the Golden Gears Car Club Fly-In Car Show lands at the Iroquois Airport from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seventy to 80 small planes will be flying in for breakfast.  More than 600 breakfasts were served last year, so they thought they’d add a car show to the event. All are welcome. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail. com  listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1].  When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies).  Yours in service, 
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EMC Entertainment -Watching Boeing Boeing at the Thousand Islands Playhouse, I had to remind myself that this play is more than 50 years old. There were moments when I thought I was watching a Christopher Durang over-the-edge satire. It’s described as a classic farce, but in the hands of director Daryl Cloran it becomes a contemporary metaphysical study in relationships. What matters? What doesn’t? What role does integrity play in our lives? So many questions arose from such a hilarious production. Like any play of this style, there’s a fine line between the production being a farce and farcical. Split-second timing is crucial to successful production

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performance of these roles is so physical. Everyone involved has a lot of movement training. The movement in this play is like choreography. It’s crucial to the comic timing. In rehearsals we worked as hard on movement as we did on character development. We had to get the beat down precisely.” In one scene, Christopher comes flying over a couch toward the audience. The plot took an interesting turn on opening night. “The couch busted when I landed on it,” said Christopher. “At intermission, the crew had to fix it. It wasn’t meant for that foolishness. Almost all the furniture is bolted down and reinforced with metal under the upholstery. We’re constantly rolling over tables and couches.” To find out the results of dealing with three fiancées, a French maid and a good friend all in one apartment, check out Boeing Boeing. Despite my description of the content of this play, this show is not inappropriate for older children. In fact, they’ll enjoy the madcap adventure and physical humor as much as adults, but on a completely different level. The production runs until July 27 at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. For tickets: www.1000islandsplayhouse.com

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EMC Events - Both history buffs and athletes alike can look forward to the latest offering from Fort Henry, which will combine the two in a unique obstacle course race. “Cannonball Rush,” as it has been dubbed by the Fort and their event partner Trailhead Kingston, will be the first event of its kind for both Fort Henry and Kingston. The Cannonball Rush will be a five-kilometre race that traverses the grounds of the Fort as well as its interiors. “I don’t want to reveal too much,” smiles Trailhead owner James Malcolm. “I’ve been sworn to secrecy. But the Fort offers some very unique obstacles.” The Fort is making sure to incorporate its rich history into the punishing run. For instance, some of the obstacles will be based on military drills that go back more than two centuries. There will be a “shot drill,” a highly arduous British military task of moving cannonballs from one area to another. Racers will also be issued “rifles” made of wood to simulate a real soldier’s burden. “There will be a water feature as well,” Malcolm hints, though doesn’t elaborate. The majority of the course will be a surprise to the racers. “The obstacle style of race is very popular,” Malcolm goes on. It follows the style of Tough Mudder and other well-known races.

“This one is more friendly though,” Malcolm laughs. “It’s just for fun. It’s an accomplishment just to finish.” Malcolm also explains that even though Kingston hosts quite a few triathlons as well as marathons and half marathons, the city has yet to do any obstacle races. The Cannonball Rush will be the first of its kind for Kingston. The event comes as another step in Fort Henry’s recent revamping. “They are trying to create more events that can bring them more to the forefront,” explains Malcolm. Like the new multimedia sunset ceremonies and Battery Bistro, the race will show Kingstonians and tourists alike that the Fort has many features to explore. Fort Henry approached Trailhead with the idea and was looking to use some of their expertise in outdoor athletic events. Trailhead contributed to the marketing as well as to the manpower needed to run the event. “The goal is to make it an annual event,” Malcolm says. The race is open to anyone over the age of 18, as individuals or as teams. Teams can be anywhere from two to six members. Registration is still open, so interested parties still have a chance to get involved. After the race, a barbecue and awards ceremony will be held for the racers. “We’re hoping that the participants will hang out, and say and enjoy the Fort,” Malcolm says.

“I think that’s the joy of this job,” she said. “I mentioned my research for this project. That’s one of the wonderful things about this work, the research for every role is so vastly different. On one hand, I got to learn about Mel Brooks movies I didn’t know. On the other end, when doing Shakespeare, I get to delve into linguistic puzzles. It tickles my brain. Shakespeare demands something. You have the same intense and split second timing in Boeing Boeing. There are real parallels between Shakespeare and this work. It’s all about the timing and an understanding of the use of words.” Brett Christopher plays the role of the comic Casanova, juggling three women, in a role drastically different from some of the darker ones he’s played in recent productions (The Clockmaker, Vigil). “It’s the chameleon nature of the actor,” he said. “It’s why I like playing this role. It’s so diametrically opposed to the ones I’ve had in my last plays. The tone of this whole piece is light. That’s why you get into the business. You get to mix it up.” The cast works with a script that’s fun, but it’s one that demands good casting or this farce could be a disaster. “Daryl (Cloran, director) did a wonderful job in terms of casting,” said Christopher. “You’re casting for a real endurance test in this play. The

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“We Need You!” Kingston Carrier Routes Available

Discover the World. Expand your horizons. Imagine working with an industry leader where excellence in customer service and field expertise are standard. At the LCBO, you will find knowledgeable, enthusiastic and courteous staff helping customers choose from a variety of quality products from around the world, taking them on a trip of discovery. Join us and explore a world of success.

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LOCATION

MAIN STREETS

AM009

123

Colborne,/Queen St

Kingston

AN012

117

Aisnley Pl/Esdon St./Montreal St

Kingston

AO020

67

Drumond St/George St/Green Bay Rd/James St/Main St

Kingston

Maintenance Mechanic Ottawa Retail Service Centre

AO022

75

62 - 154 Dalgleish

Kingston

AO017

194

Caen Cr/Canal du Nord/Chateauguay Pk/Hermes Dr

Kingston

AO007

79

Greenlees Drive/East End

Kingston

Under the direction of a Maintenance Shift Supervisor the incumbent works with minimum supervision performing maintenance duties by: troubleshooting, testing and repairing all types of electrical, mechanical, and electronically controlled/operated equipment; assisting in the troubleshooting, repair overhaul, modification or installation of electrical/electronic operated or related mechanical equipment; assisting in maintaining written records of daily activities; and maintaining and updating drawings, records and maintenance manuals. Occasionally performing other duties as required such as dispersing unusual obstructions or hazards, developing and/or reviewing safety procedures.

AK018

157

Wright Cresc

Kingston

AA001

76

Henry/Loyalist/Quinte/Lennox Pl,

Amherstview

AA038

72

Sherwood Ave.

Amherstview

AA013

109

Kildare(1-68) Kidd Dr.(2-78)Mortensen Dr./Jordyn’s Court

Amherstview

AA017

99

Littlefield Rd/Cornell Ave/Huff Ave/Manitou Cr. W(98-167)

Amherstview

AA025

104

77 Manitou Cr,(Units)/Manitou W(Cambridge to Kildare)

Amherstview

Candidate must have a valid Ontario Certificate of Qualification as an Industrial Millwright/ Mechanic and have completed a formal apprenticeship with a good understanding of hydraulic and pneumatics. Candidate must also have the ability to perform electrical and or mechanical repairs and installations as well as extensive Journeyman experience in an industrial environment, including work with cranes, rigging and hoisting, material-handling systems, hydraulics and pneumatic operated systems, welding, fabrication and machine shop practices. You must be in top physical condition, as this position involves an extensive amount of walking and climbing. Applicants must be willing and able to work various shifts (days/afternoons/midnights). Qualified Industrial Electrician with a valid Ontario Electricians Certificate is an asset.

AT003

158

Heath/Leyton/Woodfield/Ottawa St/Westbrook Rd.

Westbrook

AT004

82

Roshan/Kananaskis/Amaryllis/Stonehenge Lane

Westbrook

To explore this challenging opportunity, please apply online, at www.lcbo.com/careers, or submit your application to LCBO - Eastern Regional Office, Human Resource Services, 245 Stafford Road West, Suite 200, Nepean, Ontario, K2H 9E8, fax: (613) 721-1785, quoting File # ER 51/2013, by July 26, 2013. We appreciate your interest, and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. An equal opportunity employer. CLR453581

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Feed Mill Production Specialist

Willows Agriservices is now under new ownership and looking to train an ambitious individual to manage all aspects of mash feed manufacturing. Qualified Applicants must have: - a mechanical aptitude and understanding of material handling - ability to maintain quality control standards and records - outstanding organizational skills - an understanding of feed ingredient specifications - enjoy working individually and in a team environment - good math and interpersonal skills - prior experience and the ability to use an arc welder would be assets. Please send resumes to:

AGRISERVICES LTD.

FOR RENT

MORTGAGES

FOR RENT

Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower than bank posted rates (OAC) On-Site Private Funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial 1-613-384-1301 Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage License #10876

BROCK-KING PROPERTIES

Southern Frontenac Community Services is seeking a qualified company or individual to provide weekly catering services for a noon time meal for seniors to be held across South Frontenac Township between the months of September – June. Interested applicants must provide us with a costing of such service, a sample menu and be willing to provide a selected committee with a meal sample to test food quality. For more details or to submit your application go to www.sfcsc.ca and click on Opportunities.

710 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd. Kingston, Ontario

Phone: (613)

548-1134 FAX: (613) 548-7972 www.brockking.com

PETS

E270488

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Siberian Husky pups, 10 weeks and 9 weeks. Shots, dewormed, vet checked, blue eyes. Parents on site. 613-489-1121 or 613-794-4959.

VEHICLES

ENROLL GRADUATE GRADUATE WORK ENROLL WORK

Need a Car Loan? Guaranteed approvals, no turndown’s!! Call 613-281-4864 or email

Deadline for applications: July 24, 2013.

www.driveawayfinancial.com

422 Hartsgravel Road, Delta ON K0E 1G0 (613) 928-2371 (phone) (613) 928-2128 (fax) jenn@willowsagriservices.ca

VACATION/COTTAGES

AOLKINGSTON.COM AOLKINGSTON.COM (613) 544-8973 544-8973 (613)

Princess St.,Kingston Kingston ON K7M3E9 1469 1469 Princess St., ON K7M3E9

BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL

CL415163

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WILLOWS

FOR RENT

Business I.T. I.T. Healthcare Business Healthcare

Our Mission: To provide an excellent patient experience – guided by the people we serve, delivered by people who care.

Waterfront cottages, excellent fishing, sandy beach, miles of boating. $525/week. Relaxing affordable family fun. Singleton Lake Family Campground. w w w. s i n g l e t o n l a k e . c a 1-855-887-3230

Brockville General Hospital is a fully accredited multi-site facility serving a regional population of up to 96,000 and providing Acute Care, Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care and Acute Mental Health Care services. We are situated on the beautiful St. Lawrence River in the heart of the famous Thousand Islands. Presently we are recruiting for the following opportunities:

Full Time Interprofessional Educator (2 positions) Working with the Organization & Talent Development Team, the Interprofessional Educator will promote a learning environment that is supportive of all adult learners. The successful candidate will utilize research based leading practices to develop and update curriculum as well as deliver and evaluate educational programs that enhance knowledge transfer and support a competency based learning environment to clinical and non-clinical staff and students. • Current Registration in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. • Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Science (BScN) is required. • Master’s Degree in Education, Nursing, or another related health care field is desirable. • College or University level certificate in Adult Education required. • At least five (5) years of progressive, recent clinical nursing experience with preference for speciality in critical care. • Two (2) years’ experience in adult education within a healthcare related field.

Please submit your resume on or before July 31, 2013 to: Human Resources, Brockville General Hospital, 75 Charles Street, Brockville, ON K6V 1S8 fax: 613-345-8305 or email: careers@bgh-on.ca

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Full Time Communications Specialist The successful candidate is responsible for supporting the office and responsibilities of the Chief of Communications and Engagement (CCE), through the creation and maintenance of newsletters, reports and data management, promotional materials, creative and media advertising campaigns. • College Diploma in Journalism, Communications, or Marketing & Advertising Communications. • Two years’ corporate communications, marketing or advertising experience; healthcare sector preferred.

To learn more about the Hospital and these exciting career opportunities visit the ‘Careers’ section of our website: www.bgh-on.ca/careers.htm. To obtain a detailed job description of any of the above opportunities please send your request to the above email address. We thank all applicants for their expressed interest; however, only applicants selected for

www.bgh-on.ca

Information Sessions for Careers in Healthcare Education & Business

Brockville, Ontario Modern, climate controlled 224-bed municipal Home, overlooking the St. Lawrence River is recruiting for the following permanent full-time position:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CARE Position Summary Reporting to the Director of Care, the incumbent will be accountable for clinical leadership in the overall planning, co-ordination, and achievement of resident care. The incumbent participates in the development and implementation of nursing policies and procedures and works with the nursing team in the execution of best practice guidelines to realize service excellence. As a member of the Home’s Interdisciplinary Management Team, the incumbent participates in ongoing Quality and Risk Management activities to ensure consistency with Home policies, MOHLTC standards, and applicable legislation. Qualifications The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience: • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated ability in core competencies including collection and analyzing data to support quality management programs, fiscal responsibility, change and performance management, as well as excellence in resident care, health and safety. • Minimum of five (5) years experience, in progressively responsible supervisory or middle management positions in a Long Term Care setting. • Academic preparation at a Baccalaureate level, or an equivalent combination of substantial directly-related experience and education. • A member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required. • Ability to facilitate communication in complex core issues to foster positive resident outcomes. • Capacity to interpret and apply employment policies and collective agreements. • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy. • Exceptional interpersonal, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills. • Proven talent to work independently, lead a team and to coordinate and organize staff as well as direct, control, monitor and evaluate nursing services. • Able to manage employee compliance with health and safety, infection control policies and procedures, OHSA and regulations. • Computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and care planning software (Point Click Care/RAI MDS). Interested candidates should forward their resume, in confidence, by July 26th to: Tracey Davidson, Director of Care St. Lawrence Lodge Bag Service 1130 Brockville, ON K6V 5W2 613-345-0255 ext. 4133 613-345-6337 (fax) tdavidson@stll.org We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Wednesday May 1st - 4pm - 7pm

• Admission requirements • Program content • Employment opportunities • Financing possibilities

• Graduate success stories • Hear from our admissions staff and our program Coordinator

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Full Time Executive Assistant to V.P. of Performance & Operations/CFO and V.P. of People Services and Talent Management The Executive Assistant (EA) will provide executive administrative assistance and exhibit a strong work ethic. This position requires excellent administrative, analytical and organizational skills, and advanced computer skills in order to provide broad-based support. • Post secondary diploma in or degree in Business Administration • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered • Demonstrated keyboarding skills at a minimum speed of 50 words per minute • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, Adobe and Internet. • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience as an executive assistant at a senior level, preferably in a public sector health care setting. • Demonstrated experience in taking and transcribing minutes for a variety of senior level committees where accuracy and attention to detail are required. • Knowledge and understanding of LEAN

OPEN HOUSE

www.klccollege.ca 742 ARLINGTON PARK PLACE KINGSTON, ONTARIO • K7M 8H9 Call today for more information: 613-384-6194 • 1-888-732-0326 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MAY BE AVAILABLE IF ELIGIBLE (NOT ALL COURSES AVAILABLE AT ALL CAMPUSES )

FRAMERS (2) QUINTE REGION NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDS – FRAMERS NEEDED; MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT HEAVY LOADS, WORK AT HEIGHTS, IN ALL WEATHER. IMMEDIATE START, PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE AN ASSET HOURS: 40+; WAGES: Dependent on Experience EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS AT ALL LOCATIONS CALL FOR DETAILS

NAPANEE

AMHERSTVIEW

NORTHBROOK

www.careeredge.on.ca (613) 354-0425 x645 Or 9 Advance Ave, Napanee K7R 3Y5

CL411736

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Temporary Full Time Unit Manager – Med/Surgical Unit (approximately 12 months) The Unit Manager directs and supervises nursing care functions and activities for the purpose of ensuring the competent delivery of quality patient care. The primary role is to manage activities of the unit, monitor quality, service and utilization standards. • Registered Nurse with a Current RNAO membership and Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required. • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from a university of recognized standing required • Minimum three years relevant clinical and management experience. Previous charge nurse experience preferred. • Demonstrated leadership and management skills and competence in clinical and administrative decision making.

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Ye ar Ro un d

HUGE HUGE HUGE VARIETY! HUGE HUGE HUGE VARIETY! HUGE HUGE HUGE VARIETY!

Huge Indoor! Showroom

LARGE SELECTION OF QUALITY FURNITURE

and Outdoor Building!

• ANTIQUES • COLLECTIBLES • TOOLS • SPORTS MEMORBILIA • • APPLIANCES • KITCHEN WARE • FURNITURE • & MUCH MUCH MORE!

8x10 - $10 5x7 - $7.50 Call us for Details 613.546.8885

Wed-Sun 9am to 4pm • 613-284-2000 streetfleamarket@hotmail.com 5 MILES SOUTH OF SMITHS FALLS

OPEN

ANTIQUE, HOUSEHOLD & TOOL AUCTION

CL415395

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Early ash chest of drawers, moustache pulls. Ant. wooden trunk. Old beer advert. photo. Oak parlour table. 3 washstands (1 grained). Ant. cash register. Settee. Wood box. Oak tall boy chest of drawers. Oak rocker. Kitchen & dining chairs. Oak book case. Crocks. Queen Anne footstool. Pine deacon bench. Pine jam cupboard. Stanley 45 plane. Early East Lake sideboard. Oak library table. Pine bookcase. 2 oak dressers (1 princess) & others. Pine blanket box. Ant. bed. Pine top work table. Oak sectional bookcase. Restored bonnet chest. Mahogany china cabinet. 2 wooden stand lamps. Set of 4 oak kitchen chairs. Walnut server. Pine sofa table. 6 pc dining room set. Oak curio cabinet. 5 pc kitchen set. Coffee & end tables. 2 chest of drawers. 2 double beds. Hide-a-bed. Cast iron pots. Patio furniture. 2 - 2 door fridges. 30” elect. stove. Stacking wash/dryer. 2 recliners. Philips color tv. 3 window air conditioners. Pictures & frames. Gas bbq. Vantage 3500 generator. Shop vac. Elect. pressure washer. Qty of hand, garden & power tools. Scroll saw. Table saw. Alum extension & step ladders. 2 front tine cultivator. Pioneer chain saw. Multi purpose propane cooker. Wheel barrel. Yard machine MTD 14.5 HP 2 yr old Lawn tractor. 5 hp MTD rear tine tiller. Property is Sold. Please be on time, not a large auction but good furniture.

DELTA FAIR

183rd Anniversary

July 25th - 28th www.deltafair.com

Entertainment Schedule THURSDAY, JULY 25TH

Exhibit Judging • Animal Land • Mini King & Queen Pageant • Blacksmithing Demo • Children’s Activities • Silly Sally Magic Show • BIG TIME PRO WRESTLING • TEXAS TUXEDO • OFFICIAL OPENING - CITIZEN OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION • Horse Draw • Special Midway Ride Discount from 1-4 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 26TH

Little Ray’s Reptiles • Children’s Activities • Animal Land • Blacksmithing Demo • Ry Guy Magic Show • Eddy & the Stingrays • Ambassador Pageant • THE STARS OF POP SHOW FEATURING TRIBUTES TO JUSTIN BIEBER, TAYLOR SWIFT, LADY GAGA, KATY PERRY AND ONE DIRECTION

SATURDAY, JULY 27TH

Horse Show • Lawn Mower Pull • 4H Sheep Show • Goat Show • Animal Land • Baby Show • Blacksmithing Demo • Parade • Children’s Theatre Productions • Baby Show • MUSIC OF DON AND STEVE CURTIS • KIRA ISABELLA

SUNDAY, JULY 28TH

Antique Tractor Pull • Western Horse Show • Children’s Activities • Animal Land • Blacksmithing Demo • Tom Wilson • Cow Chip Bingo • Beef Barbeque • GRAND OLE OPRY STAR JEANNIE SEELY

WORLD’S FINEST SHOWS AVAILABLE DAILY Special Advanced Pay One Price Promotion - until July 24th For additional information, please call 613-928-2800or email: deltafair@ripnet.com

CORNER OF HWY 15 & BAY ROAD

For Evan Campbell at 323 Clyde Forks Rd., Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 on Sat., July 20/13 @ 10 am

Kingston-Cataraqui Cremation Services 613-384-3245 www.KingstonCremation.ca

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Terms: Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, M/C - Catering

Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 or (613) 267-1335 www.jimhandsauction.com

ESTATE AUCTION SALE

Primitives, Antiques, Collectibles, Household Items, Antique Outboard, Riding Tractors, Shop Tools, Etc. Held Approx. 12 Miles West of Kingston, Odessa Fair (Exhibit Palace), From 401 (Exit 599) Cty. Rd. #6 South Through Lights on Left

THURSDAY, JULY 25TH

4:30 P.M.

Antique Dome Top Paneled Glass Door China Cabinet; Antique 8 Pce. Dining Room Suite; Antique 4 Pce. Walnut Bedroom Suite; Very Ornate Dresser With Full Size Glove Box, (Carved Pulls); Several Other Antique Dressers/Chests of Drawers; Antique Wicker Rocker/Arm Chair; Primitive Poster Rope Bed; Antique Walnut Sofa Table; Carved Jardiniere Stand; Centre Tables and Stands; Hall Tree; Walnut Magazine Table; Washstand; Wooden Floor Lamp; Wooden Floor Model Radio; Wardrobe; Wooden Blanket Box; Hump Back Trunk; Other Trunks and Antique Suitcases; Antique Ladder Back Arm Chair; Pine Table; Antique White Treadle Sewing Machine; Singer Electric Sewing Machine; Antique 9 Drawer File Cabinet; Primitive Spinning Walk Wheel/Wool Winder; Wringer Square Tub Washing Machine; Dirt Devil Vacuum; Much More. NOTE: Ship Brass Barometer Mark II; Brass Navigation Device; Brass Ship Clock (Smith); Nautical Scope in Wooden Case; Leather U.S. Holster Antique Quilts; Quantity Linen; Early Furs; Early Ladies Hats and Hat Boxes; Collector Calenders; Quantity of Paintings/Prints/Frames; Gentlemans Hat with Badge; Antique Police Brass Badge Etc. Quantity of Antique China/Glass; China Cups/Saucers; Depression Pces.; Oil Lamps; Coo-coo Clock; Everyday Cooking Pots, Pans Etc. Electrical Appliances; Cast Iron Griddle/Fry Pan/ Irons Etc.; Antique Augers; Hatchet; This Is Only A Partial Listing LAWN/GARDEN/SHOP - Turf-Trac 12/38 Lawn Tractor; Dynamark 8/32 Lawn Tractor; Lawn Boy Mower; Yard King 5 H.P. Wheeled Weed Eater; Antique Outboard Motor (Bail O Matic); 2 Johsaiaa 16” Chain Saws; Mastercraft Drill Press; Chop Saw; 5 Piston Pumps; Grinder; Antique Fire Pot Heater; 2 H.D. Heaters; Table Saw; Weldmate 120V Welder/Helmet; Quantity of Lawn Mower Repair Manuals; Battery Charger; Bench Vise; Several Air Power Tools; Quantity of Brass Fittings; Wrench/Tools of All Types; Nuts/Bolts Much, Much More, Never Know What Will Be Found. This sale is from one of the last early Estates from Amherst Island Mrs. Madeliene Glenn and another Consignment from Mr. Harry Parks

TERMS OF SALE: Cash/Interac/Cheques (with proper I.D.) Listing/pictures www.daveasniderauctionservice.ca All verbal announcements made day of sale take precedence over any printed matter NEXT SALE – AUGUST 1, 2013 – SAME PLACE, SAME TIME

AUCTIONEERS:

DAVE A. SNIDER, (613-386-3039) BRAD SNIDER, (613-386-3773)

Owner/Auctioneers will not be held responsible for any accident on or about property day of sale

1531 LAKESIDE DRIVE, CONSECON, ONT. PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SATURDAY JULY 27TH AT 10:30 AM 12 miles SOUTH of Trenton on Loyalist Parkway (Highway 33) and turn EAST onto Lakeside Drive for 1 mile. Antique solid mahogany oval extension dining table with carved tulip legs, brass casters and crank mechanism- seats 10; 10 antique mahogany Chippendale style dining chairs, mahogany finish long case clock – signed “Pearson Louth” ca 1845;antique birds eye maple chest of drawers, antique birds eye maple washstand, antique oak Irish settle, antique pine Irish pie/jam cupboard, antique pine chimney cupboard, antique pine and oak 2 door display cabinet, Queen Anne style walnut silverware table including 144 piece silver plate flatware, Antique Georgian style 4 drawer chest of drawers, antique Quebec 8 ft work table with 3 drawers and stretcher base; antique pine 4 door marble top sideboard, antique pine hooded cradle, antique Welsh hooded cradle, antique Welsh rocker, antique Welsh corner cupboard, antique Old English document boxes, Waterbury drop Regulator wall clock, Gilbert mantle clock, antique Mahogany teapoy, antique mahogany card table with centre pedestal, antique cherry side table with single drawer, antique pine washstand, pine side table with single drawer, pine lift top desk, marble top washstand, cane bottom chairs, vintage Rosewood dining table with 8 leather and Rosewood chairs, vintage Scandinavian occasional chair, teak corner cabinet, 6 lamp crystal chandelier, collection of antique Cranberry glass including signed Moser vase brass font oil lamp with cranberry shade, set of 12 demitasse, water pitchers and glasses, ewers, scent bottles, creamers, salts, cruet set, luster with white overlay; pearl handles fish set in mahogany box, oil lamps, Stieff pewter tea service, Wedgewood Imperial Porcelain dinnerware, ARTWORK- original Tom Mathews 12” x 16” acrylic painting – “Children”, original English watercolour – Westgate Louth” JM Brookes, 2 DeCastro AP, AJ Casson numbered prints, several sketches and English country side artwork, 12’ x 18’ Chinese Wool area carpet, RECREATIONAL VEHICLE- 1994 Polaris Indy Super Sport 440cc snowmobile – 2085 km, numerous other articles. TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com CL430716

Call 613-924-2466

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Aged to Perfection in Climate-Controlled Coolers Also Choice young sides of grass fed beef Cut, Wrapped to your specifications Frozen and Delivered

We Captured the Moment and Now you can Keep the Memory!

AUCTION SALE ESTATE OF HELEN JOYCE- BROWN

ColleCtors AuCtion sAle For Peter Beare (& estate of Georgia Beare) 439 oak lake rd, stirling, ontario saturday, July 20, 2013 10:00 am Directions: 7km north of Frankford, Hwy 33 Frankford Stirling Road to Oak Lake Rd. Turn right, travel approx. 2 km to sale site. Watch for signs. Downsizing - This is 1st sale with 2nd and 3rd following in September and October. Peter Beare has been collecting for many years and is moving to a smaller location. Excellent sale consisting of decorative crocks, pine cupboards and furniture, redware crockery, antiques and collectibles. Partial list: Approximately 75 pieces of redware crockery with rare 5 gallon churn. 15 plus decorated stoneware crocks with blue motifs (Skinner, G.I. Lazier, Picton, Heart C.W.). Fruit jars (T. Eaton). 7 ft grandfather clock, large pine corner cupboard (Lanark Cty - signed and dated), pine step back cupboard, 2 piece Waterloo Cty corner cupboard with butterfly shelves, butternut with old over paint - rare. Pine potato bin, handmade apple barrel, drop front pine desk, brass bed, pine blanket boxes, pine dough box. Collection of primitive wood shovels, wood firkin, copper boiler, stoneware ginger beer bottles, frosted Lion press glass, oil lamps, corporate seal stamps, tilt-top table, pine corner Nova Scotia wash stand. Lightening rods with balls, broad axe and adge, horse bells, spinning wheel parts, motor oil jars, selection of old licence plates, pulleys, numerous collectible decorative plates. Old tins, comic books, large assortment of antique beverage bottles, wood stanchions, numerous antique side boards and dressers. Meakin wash set, carnival glass, mantel clock, collectible books, ice saws, grain cradle (ex. condition), large assortment of collectible glassware, primitive wood bowl, wooden stagecoach trunk, copper pots and brass jam pot. Maytag washer and dryer (Ex), dishwasher, complete weight lifting platform (like new) and numerous other fixtures. Many other items not listed, and not yet unpacked at time of listing. terms and Conditions: Cash or cheque (with iD). no buyer’s premium. owner and auctioneer not responsible for any loss or accident day of sale. lunch available. Viewing at 9:00am day of sale.

Jim nelson Auctions Auctioneer – Jim nelson 613-475-2728

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Tender Young Sides of Government Inspected Quiet Stress-Free Beef

Price Matters Cremation Services

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BLACK ANGUS BEEF

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