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The Richmond 200th anniversary parade started at South Carleton High School and wound through Richmond on McBean and Perth Streets.

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The Duke of Richmond shares a dance with Richmond 200th Committee Chair Cydney Green during the opening ceremonies.

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Doug and Pam Champagne entertained the crowd and played their signature song, “Richmond.”

We’re not sure what the fox says, but we know he can dance. Above, we are assuming that the 200th mascot and Louise are doing the Fox Trot.

Richmond was founded as a military hub in 1818, so it was natural that the 200th anniversary parade had a large military presence with re-enactors and cadets.

Military re-enactors got the Richmond 200th anniversary celebrations started with a bang!

Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre and newly-elected Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari were among the dignitaries in attendance at the Richmond 200th celebrations.


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The MessengerRICHMOND 200 Richmond 200th anniversary weekend a celebration for the ages By RichmondHub.ca

The weather was great, the parade was great, the events were great, the whole celebration weekend was great! In a word “great” just about sums up the whole weekend event and the sentiment of all who attended Richmond’s 200th Anniversary Celebration. What a memorable weekend it was! Following Friday night’s opening ceremonies and a fabulous fireworks display residents were greeted Saturday morning with a brilliant sunny day and a fantastic parade to get the day underway. With over sixty entries in the parade there was a lot to see and do. An air of anticipation could be felt throughout the streets of Richmond. With a printed program in hand of “keepsake quality” most residents had a plan for the weekend and were ready to celebrate! Starting at South Carleton High School, travelling north on McBean St. then east on Perth to Huntley Rd. the parade drew large crowds all along the route. Entrants included the 100th Regiment, the 78th Fraser Highlanders, the 84th Regiment, motor vehicle enthusiasts, politicians, the Fencibles – Fifer & Drummer, the Brockville Infantry, Canadian Voltageurs, the Richmond Nursery School, the Orange Lodge, the Shriners, vintage farm tractors, military equipment, vintage fire trucks, numerous floats, and much, much more. At the fairgrounds following the parade the Fireman’s annual chicken BBQ, campfire cooked food and all food vendors were very well attended. Whether your tastes went to chicken,

pizza, beaver tails, lemonade, fries, ice cream, lemonade or other refreshments it was all there. All around the site you could witness the activities of soldiers and settlers from days gone by … pipers, drummers and soldiers were all in the bright regimental dress of times past. Further onto the grounds a military encampment complete with tents, soldiers on parade, womenfolk doing chores and guns being fired added an air of authenticity and historical perspective to the celebrations. The encampment drew the interest of men, women and children alike. The day was hot and left one imagining just how hot it must have been for soldiers dressed in the authentic woolen uniforms worn yearround in those times. Speaking with one of the soldiers he confessed that it surprisingly was not all that uncomfortable. Apparently the heavy wool had the ability to breathe, releasing moisture while protecting from the heat. In winter the wool insulated sufficiently to keep one warm. The Richmond Village Association unveiled a 7th mural as part of its’ Heritage Mural Gallery which adorns the exterior walls of the arena. Appropriately, the mural by local artist Karen Xarchos captures Richmond’s bicentennial milestone to a tee. Quilt shows, art shows, entertainment and refreshment in the “big top tent” and at the arena provided something of interest for everyone. For the children, the Zorb Balls, climbing wall, and face painting were a huge hit as were the “timeless” activities of bobbing for apples and

tug of war. For some of the older children trying the art of arm wrestling led by world champion and local resident Devon Larratt was an unforgettable experience. Llamas, chainsaw carving and sheep shearing added another dimension of interest especially for the children who got a gift of newly shorn wool and an opportunity to pet the sheep and see her milked. Some were even offered an opportunity to try fresh sheeps milk which elicited loud complaints of “YUK! That’s too dirty … my milk is a lot cleaner than that!” Once the shearing got underway they moved in a lot closer to the action. Throughout the day, people toured the fairgrounds, watching, observing and participating in the over 70 free events available. With so many great entertainment offerings there was never a dull moment. Just having a seat and meeting with friends before taking in another event was something happening all around. Saturday evening at the arena featured a standout capacity crowd event headlining Kelly Prescott, Jason Blain and Mehghan Patrick. The Goulbourn Township Historical Society (GTHS) provided a popular horse drawn tour of Richmond Heritage as well as a self-guided stroll through historic Richmond. Along the way participants were greeted by GTHS members in period costume and treated to a more in-depth glimpse of the lives of former Richmond residents. Sunday brought another beautiful sunny day with a gorgeous mourning for the Pancake breakfast at St. John’s Anglican Church and the non-

Richmond’s Dan Deslauriers, bassist for the band Buckledown, entertained Richmond 200 festival goers inside the Richmond Arena on Sunday, June 17 Mike Carroccetto photo

Magician Kevin Smith gets some applause from Myah MacKinnon, Miles van Veen, Claire MacKinnon and Abigail van Veen during the Richmond 200 celebrations in Richmond on Sunday, June 17. Mike Carroccetto photo

denominational church service at the fairgrounds. As the day wore on it became very hot and humid thinning the crowd a bit but not their spirits. The children’s events, shows and entertainment went on until closing ceremonies at 4:30 pm. The organizing committee again wants to recognize and thank all

the volunteers and sponsors who helped make this celebration such a success. Without them it would not have happened. Once the weekend arrived the planning and organizing was all over but not the work of the volunteers. To ensure a safe and fun event for everyone there were volunteers to help whenever

and wherever needed. Staff in decorated golf carts and Richmond200 shirts were visible, connected to a command post and ready to assist in any emergency. Everything was so well planned, thought through and implement paid professionals could not have done better. Happy 200th Richmond!


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Manotick Arena naming, West Richmond well system on ARAC agenda RIDEAUGOULBOURN

WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt

For every communal well system in rural Ottawa, there is an identified area that is to be protected to ensure clean drinking water. Property owners within the area of potential risk are notified and informed how they can reduce the risk to the system. The commemorative naming application for Mike O’Neil Arena pertains to the Manotick Community Centre. Recently, an application was received to name the arena inside the Community Centre as the Mike O’Neil Arena to recognize his many contributions to the community of Manotick, specifically in the hockey community. Most recently, Mr. O’Neil spearheaded the initiative to expand the arena, working alongside various

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Working with local residents, the City of Ottawa has produced a proposed design for new play equipment within Ivy & Gordon Scharf Park located at 5535 Pettapiece Crescent, in the Village of Manotick. Once completed, the park will provide a new play structure for children ages 5-12, spinner, basketball key, accessible picnic table, accessible bench and new deciduous trees. Concept plans are available for viewing at rideaugoulbour n.ca/ivyandgordon. If you wish to provide comments, please send, no later than July 10, to

Lise Guèvremont at 613580-2424 ext. 27784 or by email to lise.guevremont@ottawa.ca.

Fallowfield Road & Moodie Drive Upgrades

Beginning in July, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work at the intersection of Fallowfield Road at Moodie Drive. The work, to be completed by Coco Paving, will include a new westbound right turn lane, extension of the eastbound and westbound left turn lanes and an additional eastbound shared right/through lane. In addition, the intersection modifications will include paving the road shoulders along Fallowfield Road from the Highway 416 offramp to Moodie Drive

to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, stopped vehicles and emergency vehicles, concrete sidewalks on all quadrants of the intersection, as well as replacement of roadside culverts to improve local storm water drainage. The work is planned to begin in July and be completed in Novem-

ber 2018. From what I understand, efforts will be made to reduce construction impacts during peak periods. As a result, some work may occur overnight. Lane closures or reductions are not permitted on weekdays between the hours of 6:00am to 9:30am and 3:00pm to 6:30 pm.

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Our next meeting of Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee is coming up on Thursday, July 5th. As usual, we meet at Ben Franklin Place in the Council Chambers at 10:00am. The agenda for this meeting includes the following items: • Commemorative Naming: Mike O’Neil Arena • By-Law: 4837 Albion Road, 4910 Bank Street • Zoning Amendment: 4835 Bank Street • Zoning Amendment: 2683 Mackey Road • Richmond West Municipal Well System Pertaining to RideauGoulbourn, the zoning amendment for 2683 Mackey Road is simply a surplus farm severance application where the retained lands are zoned to prohibit residential uses as the creation of a new building lot in the agricultural zone is not permitted. The report on the Richmond West Municipal Well System is to recognize the new well system within the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Plan.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Quiz night winners

The monthly Mill Tavern Quiz Night fundraiser on June 14 netted $2170 for Ottawa Valley Aid Chernobyl Children. Bragging rights went out to the first place winners. Top row are, Rob Taylor, Kevin Ainslie, Jeff Morris, Paul O’Drissoll and Nadia Morris. In bottom row are Grace O’Drissoll, Ann Ainslie, Nadee Fernando and Steve Grant (Quiz Master). The next Quiz Night is Tuesday September 25th for YOMA(Youth of Manotick) 7:30 p.m. Come early Gary Coulombe photo for dinner and drinks!

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The Order of Ottawa recognizes the professional achievements and outstanding service of exceptional Ottawa residents. This prestigious civic award honours up to 15 of Ottawa’s most deserving individuals each year. Any resident of Ottawa who has made a significant contribution in a professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community may be nominated. The Order of Ottawa is intended to recognize those who have made significant contributions through their professional endeavours, to life in the city in any of the following areas: arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment and other fields that benefit Ottawa. The Brian Kilrea

Award for Excellence in Coaching, which will be presented at the Order of Ottawa awards ceremony in the fall of 2018, recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment that have been the hallmarks of Brian Kilrea’s career. Mr. Kilrea is a retired hockey head coach, general manager and player, and is best known for his 35year association with the Ottawa 67’s. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, has played and coached in the NHL and, with more than 1,000 career victories, he is the most successful coach in Canadian junior hockey history. Nominations for the Order of Ottawa or the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching may be completed online or by filling out a nomination form in pamphlets that are available at the City Hall Information Desk, and

at your local community centre, public library, or at any client service centre. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Nominations will be considered every year for five consecutive years from the date of submission. More information on both awards can be found online at ottawa. ca/orderofottawa. Nominations by immediate family members, self-nominations, and posthumous nominations will not be accepted. Elected municipal, provincial and federal officials are not eligible to be considered for this award while they are in office. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott. Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.

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Showing some pride in Columbus

It’s just a game

Have you ever been in the wrong place at Oh, and judging by their physiques in their shirtless appearance, they weren’t dudes. the wrong time? Page 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Just as I realized that topless lesbians were That was me, 10 years ago this week. In fact, I don’t think I have ever been in a worse making out a few feet in front of my car, I We will not take sides in the recent for processes and rules to be deplace at a wronger time. Yes, I know, wronger heard something behind me. It was a parade spat between Ottawa South United veloped as soccer delivery continues Our C and former coach Russell Shaw. The to professionalize across Canada and is Ommunity not a word. But it should be if only for this float, with a group of guys dressed as the Villocal soccer club, one of the largest in to evolve with this changing environlage People leading the crowd as they sang story. the city and best in the province, filed ment to mitigate future conflict. The Messenger Editorial I was driving around Columbus, Ohio, ex- YMCA. I looked around, saw the big crowd a $200,000 lawsuit against Shaw ear- includes the rules around non-socited when I saw a White Castle. Ah, yes. White and the rainbow banners lining the streets. lier thisAre month. Shaw,more a coach Canadian in the licitation of players and coaches.” Castle. Purveyors of those disgustinglicious Being an award-winning investigative jouryou program, left OSU to join the West OtI think we can speak for everyone little slider burgers. They are steamed to per- nalist, I quickly pieced together that I had than a fifth grader? tawa Soccer Association in October, in the community by saying we are fection with a little pickle in the middle that driven right smack into the middle of the Col2016.With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time glad was withdrawn. forthe us alllawsuit to makes the slider taste perfect, even though umbus Pride Parade. reflect onwas what itnot means to beaCanadian. Shaw just typical coach. Whether it’s hockey, soccer, baseDo we take being Canadian for granted? the pickle on its own I looked back at the Village He led hisyet,OSU teams to three provinball,Some football, basketball or even cheer Better how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? of us would be revolting. People through my rearview look upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but cialvery championships in the nine years or dance, it’s all the same. Coaches, willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you I had been workmirror. It was the first time that celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanthatattend he acoached within the program. clubs and parents always fight for ing all day at the NHL FROM THE OTHER I had noticed that “Objects in Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last He month, left you OSU tothejoin another club – in the what they can see excitement and the thankfulness eyes of every believe is the best for the Draft at the Nationwide mirror are closer than they apnew Canadian.that he was within his something kids. They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be Arena in Columbus. pear” is imprinted at the botrights to do – but OSU filed the lawBut sometimes, what’s best for the Canadian. I hadn’t eaten all day, tom of my mirror. So how can the rest of us have that feeling? suit over Shaw’s alleged recruiting of kids, is just to let them run around the Bev McRae photo Jeff Morris The Conservative government has a solid idea. and passing a White I surveyed the crowd again At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servplayers to take with him. park with their friends, pretend they Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden Castle bench, which willmy be installed with a plaque in the school’s on way back and saw a really tall guy with a and Andrew Cohen, President of theMason Historica-Dominion Institute, are chal-or Messi WOSA President Brian told are Kane or Rinaldo, and playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suplenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. to the luxurious Hampton Inn was the most spiky mohawk. He had no short on, exposing ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. the Ottawa Citizen week that allby CIC most importantly, let them dream. The Canadian Citizenshipthis Challenge, funded in part and run by the Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the exciting part of my day. I thought, clearly, I his pierced nipped, and he had high cut off nine families involved in the allegaRights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship in thejust right place at the perfect black jean shorts and Doc Martin boots. He test. signed affidavits claiming they tions xxxxxxx Sometimes it’swas best to say nil time. “This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud I pulled into the parking lot, with the Otstarted pointing at me and yelling. were not contacted by Shaw. In other I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre cross- wonder about things like how come “underneath” is of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we roads where everything love about sports is about but no onecar ever says “overneath” when car the learn about our switched past and the people and events that made Canada what weekend, it is tawaa word Senators flags on my dancing “He’s not part of the parade,” he shouted. words, they clubs on their This we will be Icelebratto collide with a large swatch of the population work- discussion pulled me back into soccer. today, we become more proud to be Canadian. 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Local digital artist off to Vancouver to study film animation concept art Name: Jake Pama

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Address: Osgoode School: Osgoode Township High Grade: 12 Parents: Clare and Jeff Sister: Julia (20). Fourth year of university at Carleton for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Pet: “I have two dogs, a German Shepherd named Kenzie and a Great Pyrenees named Deeks, both named after the relevant NCIS Los Angeles characters. They even have a fairly similar hair colour and personality to the actors!” Pet Peeves: “Many of my pet peeves revolve around driving, like people not using their turn signals (or using them incorrectly), and ignoring right of way.”

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Favourite Subjects: “Communications Technology and Dramatic Arts are my two favourite subjects, They allow more creative freedom than most other courses, and it’s always so satisfying watching a project go from planning to completion.” What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I’m a fan of science fiction novels, such as A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Ringworld, and some more obscure novels such as Year Zero. Apart from that, I read a lot of the posts made on Reddit.”

Who is your favourite author? “My favourite author would have to be Vernor Vinge, writer of A Fire Upon the Deep, and Part-time Work: “I several other science ficwork part time at Staples tion novels. He writes in Business Depot in Kempt- a way that forces you to ville a few times a week, learn about the setting, helping customers find which is confusing at first, allows you to get more whatAD!!!!!!!!!!!! they need, as well as but LATEST copy_Diversitea Ad 5/25/18 9:02 PM Page 1 involved in the world as managing stock.” you keep reading, which

I really enjoyed in his books.” Accomplishments: “I was recently accepted into Vancouver Film School for Animation Concept Art, a very competitive program. I was awarded two Double Blue Awards, one for keeping a high course average, and the other for achieving the highest mark in a specific course. Most recently, though, my design was chosen as the front cover of my school yearbook, as well as codesigning the back cover.”

pass on to the students. He helps students learn whatever they’re most interested in, such as digital music, game design, or digital art. He has helped me realize my passion for concept art, and he is one of the main reasons I’m going into my chosen field. Mr. Dubeau also helped me get a scholarship for Vancouver Film School.”

Eventually, I’d like to go freelance, creating art for clients around the world.”

Comment: “While I do work hard for everything I’ve accomplished so far, I can’t disregard the luck I’ve had along the way. Being born in Canada, having supportive parents and great teachers. Even the way I found my living arrangements in Vancouver, was almost entirely by Career Goals: “I’m luck. And, don’t think that heading to Vancouver Film School in August for you can’t do art! I went Animation Concept Art. from not understanding Remove a Person_Ad copy 5/15/18 5:22this PM one Page 1 the first thing about it, to After completing Activities/Interests: “I year intensive program, I getting accepted into film work on a lot of digital art want to work for a game school for concept art in in my spare time, as well development or film com- the span of three months, as playing games on my pany somewhere in Eur- all because of a change in computer, including sev- ope, like Paradox Inter- attitude. Art is a skill like eral virtual reality titles. active or CD Projekt Red. any other; if you spend the When I’m not in the mood for any of that, it’s always nice to lay back and catch up on all the Netflix shows I’m behind on, or maybe look at random posts on Reddit.”

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Dentistry at Manotick bringing smiles back to local faces “Thank you for giving me the ability to eat the foods I like again.” “Thank you for giving me my smile back.” “Thank you for giving me a better quality of life.” These are just some of the familiar phrases Dr. Raja Sandhu of Dentistry @ Manotick hears in his day-to-day practice since starting to place dental implants eight years ago. Many people do not realize how a simple titanium post in their jaw can change their life. Many people stereotype dental implants as a very invasive technique and generalize this procedure to be very extensive and painful. In fact, the same people that have once believed this, and have since got a dental implant, now say that placing an implant was easier than a tooth extraction and one of the best investments they have made in their health. A recent testimonial from one of Dr. Sandhu’s patient’s states: “I want to tell you how much I enjoy my new dental implants. Best thing I ever did! When you first spoke to me about it, I thought it was a joke and my mind immediately went to ‘no way!’ I was convinced it was too expensive and I was not going through such a scary process! I ended up watching the process on the TV in the waiting room. Very good advertisement because it convinced me to go with the implants - seemed like the best investment. “I remember watching you work with a mirror and I was very very impressed with how much care you gave me and the expertise you demonstrated. I don’t remember feeling any pain at all. You and your team are so professional, kind, patient and caring throughout the whole procedure,

its great! Now I have wonderful teeth (implants) that properly balance out my mouth and it makes me feel great. You were right, it is the best investment I could have made.” The best compliment Dr. Sandhu can receive is that his modern dental techniques with implants and oral moderate sedation has improved someone’s quality of life. Implants have always been an interest of Dr. Sandhu’s, even when he first graduated from Boston Tufts University and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2004. Four years after graduating from Dental School, Dr. Sandhu received his certificate to practice Adult Oral Sedation Dentistry through DOCS Education. The ability to use oral sedation in dentistry is an amazing tool for anxious and fearful patients. The idea of sleeping through your dental appointment while you can get a brand-new set of teeth is a huge factor for someone who normally would not step foot into a dental clinic. By using oral moderate conscious sedation, Dr. Sandhu can successfully treat anxious patients who have a high fear of accomplishing dental treatment. You are not alone if you are questioning why you should consider dental implants as a treatment option. Dental implants have been around for decades, and although they have gained popularity recently, Dr. Sandhu has placed over 3,000 implants. Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural tooth and are the best treatment option if you are considering replacing a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Shouldn’t comfort, longevity, and function be your main priorities when considering spending money and time on

your oral health? That’s where dental implants are the number one solution. They will provide a long-term solution to missing teeth, help protect healthy bone, maintain your facial shape and smile, provide better fit, comfort and retention and give you a greater ability to speak, chew and smile. Bridges and conventional dentures simply cannot provide you with all these long-term benefits. For all those reasons, this is why Dr. Sandhu tells his patient’s that dental implants are an investment in their overall health. Implants are designed to replace the root of a missing tooth and can be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implant supported dentures (or over-dentures) have gained a major popularity in the recent years. New materials and techniques have made the retention of the implant supported dentures superior than conventional dentures. This procedure involves a permanent solution to missing teeth by placing 4-6 implants on either the upper or lower arch and then getting a fixed ceramic bridge placed on top. In 2016, Dr. Sandhu completed more extensive training under renowned surgeon Dr. Mark Lin so he could offer his patients an advanced technique called Teethin-a-Day. Dr. Sandhu is one of the few General Dentists in the Ottawa area providing the Teethin-a-Day procedure. As you have probably seen or experienced yourself, after frequent wear of conventional dentures, the ridges of your bone change shape, and shrink, therefore the denture does not fit the way it was originally fitted for. Some people rely on denture adhesives and glue just to keep their dentures in place

while talking, eating and coughing. This can really discourage a patient and make them feel as though they will never regain the ability to eat the foods they like, not to mention talk and smile without shame. Dr. Sandhu states it is one of the best feelings of practicing when he sees a patient’s face when they get their permanent implant supported denture. It really makes the worlds difference in eating, chewing, speaking and digestionwhich contributes to overall health! The Teeth-in-a-Day procedure presents a more permanent, high quality solution and is considered a full-mouth rehabilitation of the mouth and jaw...and the best part? This procedure can be done all in one day! This unique and convenient technique has given many patients hope, even when they felt like they would never be happy with the state of their teeth. A testimonial from one of Dr. Sandhu’s patients reads: “I expect that many people would hesitate going down the road of implants. However, after experiencing decades of loose dentures, I have finally come to enjoy firmly fitting dentures with the implant procedure. I fully recommend the process. I now have well fitting dentures with both top and bottom implants. Thank you to the team!” With a 97% success rate, implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. With regular hygiene appointments and proper oral care at home, implants are designed to last a lifetime. If you are considering a dental implant your next step would be to contact Dentistry at Manotick. Dr. Sandhu provides complimentary

Dr Raja Sandhu, pictured with his son, lives in Manotick with his wife and three kids.

Before and after implant treatment completed by Dr. Sandhu.

implant consultations to all his new and existing patients. At this consultation, you will get all the required information about various treatment options. As well, our team will take a complimentary x-ray so we can make a proper diagnosis. Dr. Sandhu also offers many different financial options to suit individual needs. Dr. Sandhu is con-

veniently located in the village of Manotick at 990 River road, with a brandnew, state-of-the-art office which was built in March of 2018. For more information on Dr. Sandhu’s experience with implants and implant supported dentures visit www.affordableimplants.ca or call Dentistry@Manotick at 613-491-3300.


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Osgoode WardREPORT Osgoode Village Canada Day celebrations begin at 2 p.m. Sunday

The Osgoode Village Community Association organizing committee is hard at work securing activities for this year’s Canada Day celebrations. It is a fun-filled family event that begins at 2 p.m. with pony rides, petting zoo, a BBQ, entertainment on the main stage and so much more!

Greely Community Association AGM & Plaque Presentation

The Greely Community Association (GCA) had their Annual General Meeting with elections last week that saw the same executive team unanimously voted back into their positions for another year. This board works incredibly hard for their community and host many events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy. President Adam Sooley, Vice-President Andrea Ghent, Secretary Carol Pietka, and Past President Bruce

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Brayman accepted a 20 year congratulatory plaque from my office for the great community service that they provide residents. Missing was re-elected Treasurer Lee Warrysh.

Leave the Phone Alone at OTHS

The third distracted driving campaign was held at Osgoode Township High School (OTHS) last week in conjunction with the Ottawa Police Services (OPS) and Safer Roads Ottawa staff. Alongside OPS and volunteer students, we greeted students and parents and handed out decals and printed materials as they arrived at school, bringing awareness to the

dangers of texting and driving. Students were also encouraged to tell their parents to “leave the phone alone” while they are driving them around. Good advice!

Metcalfe Lions Annual Steak BBQ

The Metcalfe Lions held their annual steak BBQ at the Fairgrounds and sold a record amount of tickets! Al Graham was busy cooking up the meat while other Lions helped at a various stations and welcomed their guests. Consider this event for next year if you have never been, it’s awesome!

Open Door

Thanks for coming to Open Door last week! I was happy to donate a basket to the Live and Learn’s Annual Golf Tournament being held next Monday June 18th. There is still room left if you’d like to play. I look

forward to seeing more residents at next week’s Open Door on Tuesday between 1-5pm at the Metcalfe Office.

tre! Great job on your hard work and great event. Well done everyone!

O-YA Block Party and My 3rd Annual BBQ for Osgoode

The weekly Farmer’s Market in Metcalfe had a couple of young talented students from Metcalfe Public School, attracting

The Annual Block Party event organized by Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA) had many added attractions this year, and a record-breaking attendance! The warm sunshine provided an extra incentive for people to get outside and be a part of this large community event in the Osgoode Village. Once again, I would like to acknowledge and thank the volunteer Firefighters who grilled the delicious hot dogs for my free BBQ and my staff for organizing and taking care of my booth! Fries for Charity also joined the event this year, raising a significant amount for the O-YA cen-

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newly installed speed limit signs on Stagecoach Road and Mitch Owens Road, lowering the speed limit to 60km/h. Please know that both the new speed limit of 60km/h and the speed limit signs that have been installed are temporary. Once resurfacing is completed on these roads for this season, the temporary speed limit signs will be removed and the speed will return to 80km/h.

St. Mary’s Family Fun Night

The Annual Family Fun Night at St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School was a great success once again with so many families enjoying the great activities planned outdoors. Bouncy castles; dunk tank; BBQ; Fries for Charity; silent auction and cake auction were just some of the great ways to spend some fun quality time with the family and staff of the school. Well done and as always, it was fun to man the dunk tank while others were dropped into the water! Maybe next time, I will brave the wet and be the one sitting on the drop seat!

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Osgoode crosswalk Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Ward Councillor George Darouze were among the many on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony Fri., June 22 for the pedestrian crosswalk in front of the O-Ya Centre on Osgoode Main Street. The purpose of the cross walk is to slow down traffic going through Osgoode Village. Gary Coulombe photo

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Proposed Wireless Communications Installation Reference: C6312 Rideau Carleton Raceway Kanata Eric Belchamber On behalf of Rogers Communications Inc. 337 Autumnfield St. Kanata, Ontario K2M 0J6 (613) 220-5970 eric.belchamber@rogers.com

Rogers is proposing an antenna system at 4709 Albion Rd. in Ottawa, which consists of the following: a 45m white monopole in a fenced compound in the south eastern corner of the property, approximately 142m from Albion Rd. Once completed the antenna system will measure 45 metres in height. Rogers invites you, within 30 calendar days of the date of this notice, to provide by mail or email your comments, and / or request to be informed of the City’s position on the proposed antenna system.

PROJET PROPOSÉ : Rogers propose l’installation d’un système d'antennes au 4709 rue Albion à Ottawa. Les détails du projet proposé sont comme suit : - une tour de télécommunication de type monopôle blanc dans un espace clôturé et barré et ce, situé à l’extrémité sud-ouest du lot proposé (à environ 142m de rue Albion). Une fois les travaux terminés, le système d’antennes mesurera environ 45 mètres de hauteur (élévation hors tout).

Pour toute information additionnelle, veuillez communiquer avec Rogers : Eric Belchamber Au nom de Rogers Communications inc. 337 Autumnfield St. Kanata, Ontario K2M 0J6 (613) 220-5970 eric.belchamber@rogers.com Projet proposé : C6312 Rideau Carleton Raceway Kanata

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Rogers invite les citoyens, dans les 30 jours ouvrables suivant la date du présent avis, à faire part de vos commentaires par courriel ou courrier postal à l’adresse mentionnée (avec une adresse de retour) et/ou à demander de connaître la position de la Ville quant à la proposition du système d'antennes.

Rogers will respond to all reasonable and relevant concerns, and the City will be taking into account comments from the public and Rogers’ response to each when providing its position to the proponent and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

De plus, Rogers donnera suite à toute préoccupation jugée pertinente et raisonnable et la Ville tiendra compte des commentaires du public et de la réponse du promoteur à l'égard de ceux-ci au moment de faire part de sa position au promoteur et à Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is responsible for the approval of this antenna system, and requires that we review this proposal with the local municipality. After reviewing this proposal, the City of Ottawa will provide its position to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and to Rogers.

Enfin, Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada, qui est responsable d'approuver ce système d'antennes, exige que Rogers passe en revue la présente proposition avec le public et la municipalité locale. Après avoir examiné cette proposition, la Ville d'Ottawa fera part de sa position à Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada et à Rogers.

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Riverside South hosting Canada Day celebrations at Claudette Cain Park From the Riverside South Community Association “Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds”. Regina Brett

The Riverside South Canada Day will feature fun for the whole family 10:00am to 2:00pm

The celebration will include Inflatable Rides, Miniature Train, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Stage Shows, Balloon Clowns, Face Painting, Laser Tag, Zorbs, Archery and so much more. There will also be a BBQ including a selection of vegetarian and

halal options 11:00am to 2:00pm. Fun passes can be purchased in advance through our website www.riversidesouth.org at $12 per unit granting unlimited access for everyone ages 3+ to the rides and entertainment at the event (excl. Pony Rides and food). Fun passes can also be purchased at $15 per unit at the RSCA registration tent). BBQ and Beverage tickets can be purchased in advance through our website www.riversidesouth.org or at the RSCA registration tent. Evening Fireworks and Entertainment will be held from 8:00pm10:30pm. For more information contact info@river-

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The Canada Flag program is back in 2018! Sign up now and flags will be installed on your lawns by volunteers in the week preceding Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day. Cost to participate in the program is $40 per year. Registration can be done online through our website www.riversidesouth.org. For more information contact canadaflag@riversidesouth.org.

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ity garden is breaking ground on Spratt. For this first year the garden will initially be made up of 20, 10 x 8 plots. Water will be provided but gardeners are asked to use watering cans so that we maximize water efficiency. For more information contact communitygarden@riversidesouth.org or find us on Facebook at RCSA Community Garden.

home support services, estate planning, community organizations as well and exercise session. Refreshments available and entertainment offered by the St. FX School band. For more information contact info@riversidesouth.org.

Senior Wellness Fair at St. Francis-Xavier High School

We are actively seeking residents willing to get involved in different capacities with the association. If you would like to be involved on a regular basis, we are looking for directors, leads and coordinators for different events and programs. We are also looking for people

RSCA Senior Wellness Fair September 22 11.00 am – 2.00 pm. A full program including a conference on women’s heart health and information booths from first responders, retirement residencies,

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willing to help us with specific events. For more information contact volunteers@riversidesouth.org.

Upcoming events:

Canada Day: July 1st, 2018 Family Fun Fest: September 15, 2018 Senior Wellness Fair: September 22, 2018 Visit www.riversidesouth.org for information regarding the association, upcoming events, businesses located in the area, community development etc. Registration in the business directory is now free. Our new calendar features all the events organized in Riverside South as well as events organized across the city.

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An optional supper at 5:45 pm. Indoor soccer/ games, crafts, or nursery for ages 0-11. Parenting course, Alpha course, or Growing in Faith/Hearing God course for adults, 6:30 7:30 pm. To try it out contact, discipleship@ trinitybiblechurch.ca • Friday Night Country Music & Dance Club The Greely Legion hosts a Friday Night Music and Dance Club, the fourth Friday of each month. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128 • Tuesday Dance Party The Greely Legion hosts live music on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-8221451 or 613-826-6128.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Anisha Park in Findlay Creek holds grand opening last weekend

Riverside South Community Association Canada Day Celebration

The Riverside South Community Association will be hosting a Canada Day Event at Claudette Cain Park, 660 River Road to celebrate Canada’s 151st year. During the day, the fun will take place between 10am2pm with inflatable rides, laser tag, bubble zone, rock climbing and more. Fun Passes can be purchased ahead of time for $12 or for $15 at the gate. At night, the fun will start at 8:00pm with glow gear sales and live music all leading up to a fireworks show at 10:00pm. If you are interested in more information or would like

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to pre-purchase your fun passes, please visit riversidesouth.org. Ward 22 4th Annual Community BBQ On July 14th from 112pm I will be hosting my 4th Annual Community BBQ. This year the event will take place at the Stonecrest Park, located at 220 Stoneway Drive in Barrhaven. As well as a free BBQ, we will have lots of fun activities for the kids including face painting, bouncy castles, Brad the balloon guy and the Zoo Crew. If you would like more information or if you are interested in volunteering at the event, please send an email to Michael.Qaqish@ ottawa.ca.

Congratulations Graduates

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all Ward 22 students on their graduations. I was pleased to partake in some of the graduations throughout the community, and was happy to meet so many bright students, their teachers and parents. Good luck to all students on their future endeavours and thank you to parents and teachers for their commitment

to their education.

Beat the Heat this Summer at City of Ottawa Swimming Pools

Lifeguards are now on duty at most City beaches and outdoor pools. Lifeguards will be on duty and Ottawa’s supervised beaches every day until August 26th from noon to 7pm. Please refer to Ottawa.ca for beach locations, descriptions, and recreational programs offered. Splash pads are now open and will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through to September. Please contact 3-1-1 to report a splash pad that is not working.

City has Converted 50 per cent of its Street Lights to LED – So Far

The City is currently making efforts to convert its 58,000 streetlights from high-pressure sodium and metal halide to light emitting diode (LED) technology. The City is

Councillor Michael Qaqish says congratulations to the Ottawa Indian Film Festival team for hosting a very successful 2nd Annual Film Festival and best wishes to all actors, producers and directors.

working on the conversion in partnership with Envari (formerly known as Energy Ottawa) who will continue to help to convert the remaining streetlights to LED technology. As new roads are built in the future, they

will also be equipped with LED lighting. LED street lights have lower maintenance costs, offer greater light control, reduce light pollution, and allow staff to more easily monitor problems and even receive automatic

notifications in case of failure. Switching to LED technology is allowing the City to reduce its energy consumption used for streetlighting by more than 60 percent, generating annual savings of approximately $4 million.

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Park and ride at Manotick Arena will take commuters to LRT station There are lots of things happening outside of the Village boundary that will have an impact or benefit for Manotick residents. In addition to road resurfacing on Mitch Owens currently underway, a new site for an Ottawa Police campus, a new housing development on Longfields Drive and the extension of the LRT to Riverside South will all be completed in the next few years.

New Police South Campus planned

The City of Ottawa Police is planning to build a new South Campus facility on land adjacent to the Carleton Lodge on Prince of Wales Drive. An open house was held on Tuesday, June 26 at Rideau Valley Conservation Authority building to present an overview of the planned facility which will be built in three phases. The first phase to be completed by 2021 will include Frontline Operations, Canine Unit, Tactical Unit, Marine Dive and Trail Unit, Community Relations and a Collision Reporting Centre. The second phase, to be completed by 2023 will include a communications centre for 911 and call centre operators and a new Strategic Operations Centre. A third phase is yet to be developed. This will be a welcome addition to the south end of Ottawa and make it easier to interact with law enforcement in our area. You can see the full details here: https:// www.ottawapolice.ca/ en/contact-us/SouthCampus.asp

New development coming along Stonebridge Golf Course

Mattamy Homes has just announced a new development to be built between Stonebridge Golf Course and Longfields (formerly Jockvale) close to Prince of Wales Drive

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at 2701 Longfields Drive. They are holding an open house for area residents on June 27 to present their proposed 158-unit subdivision of single homes and townhomes. Mattamy has yet to submit a plan of subdivision to the City for approval so this is an opportunity to provide early feedback. This area has another development by Uniform Developments for a subdivision with 34 semi-detached bungalows and four low-rise condominium apartment buildings located at 2741 Longfields Drive, just north of the Mattamy Development. The Uniform development will also include a park. A plan of subdivision and zoning amendment request have been submitted to the City of Ottawa for the latter. You can read more about this development at https://app01. ottawa.ca/postingplans/ a p p D e t a i l s. j s f ? l a n g = en&appId=__06TJ2P

LRT Extension Riverside South

It is good news for Manotick that the LRT will be extended to Riverside South at Leitrim Station on Earl Armstrong near the Vimy Bridge (where the current park and ride is located), Lietrim/Albion and Bowesville/Albion. A public meeting was held in Riverside South on June 21 to provide area residents with the opportunity to learn more about the new stations. There will be park and rides located at the latter two stations with feeder buses coming from outlying areas during the morning rush hour and returning in the evening rush hour to all stations.

Ice cream and Swampwater It was a day of celebration Sunday, June 24 as Watson’s Mill hosted its inaugural Ice Cream Lawn Social in Dickinson Square. Ice cream, toppings, cake and strawberries were on the menu while Swampwater Dixieland Jazz Band supplied the entertainment. It was a family outing at its best. Gary Coulombe photo

Manotick residents will be encouraged to use the park and ride at Manotick Arena and take the feeder bus to Leitrim Station or drive to one of the further stations to catch the LRT. The extensions are to be completed by 2021. If you would like to provide feedback on the proposed extension, you can submit comments here: http:// www.stage2lrt.ca/connect/

Community Garage Sale Raises fund for YOMA

Thanks to perfect weather and the participation of many homes, the community garage sale was a success and will be repeated next year. This year, the intention was to raise funds for Youth of Manotick Association (YOMA). The final total of funds from the community table run by YOMA volunteers and donations from the garage sale participants is about $500. Thanks to all who donated goods or money.

Picnic in the Park and Soap Box Derby

Don’t forget to mark August 26 on your calen-

dar for the Picnic in the Park held in conjunction with the Derby. There will be crafts for children, face painting, corn, burgers and dogs and a fundraising bake sale as well as entertainment by Manotick Brass. The Picnic runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Centennial Park. The annual Soap Box Derby, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Beaverwood Road, still needs some able bodied residents to help with set up and take down of cones, barricades, ramps, etc. If you have an hour to spare on Saturday, August 25 or in the afternoon of August 26, please contact me at president@manotickvca. org

Around the Village

Contrary to information we received earlier this month, the Farmers’ Market will not be opening this summer after all. Apparently it lacks an organizer and vendors to make it happen. Perhaps someone will organize one for next summer as we know there is demand for a market in the Village. Properties along Main Street are starting to be

sold so it looks like things are heading in the right direction. No firm indications of what future development of these commercial properties might look like as yet but we will let you know once information becomes available. The Watson’s Mill Used Book Store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (not 5 p.m. as reported in the last column) daily for your reading pleasure. We are still looking for someone to manage Manotick Village and Community Association membership renewals. It takes a couple of hours a month to manage and you can do it from your home. If you are interested, contact me at president@manotickvca. org

Community Events Canada Day celebrations, July 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come and enjoy Dickinson Square on Canada Day. Games for young and old, crafts for children, and much more!

Cape Breton Dance, July 13, 7 – 10 p.m.

Kick up your heels at

the Cape Breton Dance at Watson’s Mill! No experience and no partner needed! Our fabulous musicians and caller will guide you through. Enjoy a lively atmosphere whether you have come to dance or to simply listen to the music.

Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Songs, stories and rhymes for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This free event is being offered by the Manotick Public Library.

YOMA – Friday Night Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m.

For youth age 12-17. For more information, visit yoma.ca, email us at youth.of.manotick@ gmail.com or call us at 613-296-1202 Got an event happening in Manotick? Please email president@manotickvca.org to get it included in an upcoming newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @manotickvca and Facebook


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Fresh ingredients and quality give Burgers and Shakes good food, not fast food Thirty-two years can seem like forever for some people. For the Tohme family, they can’t believe how quickly 32 years can go by. It was 1986 – the same year that the Manotick Messenger became the local community newspaper serving South Carleton – that Burgers and Shakes was born. A young entrepreneur, named Albert Tohme, had gone through many businesses, such as a grocery store and an automotive body shop. He had his heart set on a quaint little place called Burgers and Shakes and Fresh Cut Fries, located behind Drummond’s gas station at Mitch Owens and River Roads. The Tohme family has more than succeeded. He wanted a business that used fresh food that was never frozen, and had a superior level of customer service. Albert and Nadia, with the help of their children, have built one of the most successful family businesses in the history of the Village of Manotick. Ali Tohme, his family, and his business partner, Katryna Chaykowski, say the formula for their success is not complicated. Fresh ingredients, great food, a great location, and top notch customer service have all played a part in making Burgers and Shakes a local business success story in what has been a tough environment for many. “The quality of the food is what has been bringing people back,” Ali said. “Everything is fresh, and we use all natural ingredients. We ground the beef our-

selves for the burgers. We use ice cream from Tracey’s Dairy (formerly Breyer’s) for our shakes. We are like a 1950s-styyle burger and shake place, where the focus is on quality.” That focus has made Burgers and Shakes good food as opposed to fast food. Ali Tohme, who started working with his parents when he was an adolescent, opened a location in Barrhaven at Strandherd and Kennevale three years ago. “When my father (Albert Tohme) bought the business in Manotick, he wanted to create a burger that tasted like something you would have at a backyard barbecue,” Ali said. “They were located in the back of Drummond’s Gas Station, and the business had been called Burgers, Shakes and Fries. Even though fries are still a big part of the business, he simplified it to Burgers and Shakes.” Albert Tohme bought the business in 1986 from a friend, who wanted to move to Florida and retire. The business thrived as a destination and eventually outgrew its location. They moved two kilometres east to the corner of Mitch Owens Road and Limebank Road, where they have been since 2001. Located across from the OSU George Nelms Soccer Park and St. Mark High School, Burgers and Shakes in Manotick also has a golf driving range and a mini-putt on site. The customers come back for the quality of the food, and the critics like what they have tried. Burgers and Shakes has won the Top

Nadia and Albert Thome, surrounded by their staff, have operated Burgers and Shakes in Manotick since 1986. It is one of the most successful family businesses in the history of the village. Jeff Morris photo

Choice Awards Top Burger Place in Ottawa, and they have won the Top Choice Award for Best Burgers in Ottawa six of the last eight years. “A lot of families go to the soccer park in Manotick and then come over for burgers and shakes after they are done,” Tohme said. “They know us, and when we opened in Barrhaven, we already had a strong customer base.” Tohme started working for his parents in Manotick as an adolescent and, like many in family business, and learned the business from the bottom up. “I started by peeling and cutting potatoes,” he said. “They gave me two dollars a day. But it was always a nice, crispy brand new two dollar

bill. It was exciting to get that.” While the burgers are award winners, many customers think the shakes are even better. “They use the best ice cream on the planet,” said one customer, who wanted to chime in when he heard Tohme talking about the shakes. “I come all the way from Pakenham just for the shakes.” The shakes, like the burgers, are made the authentic and old fashioned way. While most fast food places have mixtures they put into machines, Burgers and Shakes uses milk and ice cream and a wide range of flavours to make the most authentic shakes found in Eastern Ontario. “We have 36 flavours

of shakes, and we are always featuring flavours of the month,” Tohme said. The menu is simple, but it does go beyond fresh burgers, fresh but fries and homemade shakes. They also have shawarma, and other items like onion rings, deep fried zucchini and deep fried pickles. “A lot of people don’t realize it, but our number two item behind burgers has always been shawarma,” he said, adding the hummus and garlic sauce is made from scratch using his mother’s recipe. “I thought about getting a spit for the shawarma, but my father advised me against it. Instead, we cook our meat on the barbecue on skewers. Our customers love it.”

Tohme worked in the family business and eventually worked at TD Canada trust in Barrhaven. He saved money for several years, went back to school, and began planning for the opening of the family’s second Burgers and Shakes location. “We put our hearts and our souls into this place,” he said. “Our family does, and our employees do, too. We are all like a big family here. Some of the employees were even customers as kids, coming to eat with their families. “When a business has been in the family for so long, it becomes a part of you. This is more than a burger place to us. It’s my father’s legacy.”


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and through sports teams and clubs. Adults can replicate this consistency by joining groups that spark their interests, finding like-minded people who meet week after week. • Go on a blind “date.” Have a friend set you up with a mutual friend and see if there is a connection there. You may be able to make new friends simply from an introduction. • Take the lead. Pursue a new friendship by taking some initiative. Invite someone out for coffee or over to your home for a glass of wine. Follow up afterward to say you had a good time. • Be positive. Be conscious of what you are adding to a potential friendship. Start off the relationship adding value and joy to the other person’s life, and he or she may be

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