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by Seeker Chick Julia This week, Chris Weidner and his wife Cristina, owners of Cafe Connectionz on Montreal Road, announced that the establishment was to close its doors as of April 1st. Over the last few months, I had heard rumors from people about the closure but didn't want to believe. Then, when Chris approached me to see if I would be interested in investing or helping in finding a solution to save the Café, I knew that it was more than a rumor.

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Since its opening in April of 2007, Cafe Connectionz has been one of the coziest places to "chillax" in town. The food and pastries were scrumptious, the coffee was bold and flavourful. The premises possessed the flair of a big city joint with small town friendly service. It was a gem! Problem is that a lot of people didn't even know it was there.

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Was it a marketing issue? Perhaps. After all, how can you support something you don't even know exists? But perhaps it also has to do with the fact that our society is so darn quick and busy that the concept of sitting down and savouring a coffee does not even enter our collective mind very often. We much rather take a 30-second hop to the nearest Timmies' drive through and gulp a coffee on the run while driving from or to our next meeting, event or appointment. Café Connectionz was an enjoyable, relaxing experience, one that required more than 30 seconds, one that left you at peace ready to take on the world. But not everyone wants to take on the world... As small business owners, we do understand that when one starts their own business, one has to give it their all... and more! You can spend countless hours nurturing that new born, feeding it love, money, efforts, in the hopes that it will become a big and mighty giant that will soon stand on its own. And you do it because you believe in it. You KNOW it has that potential. As small business owners, it is also very scary to see all the time, all the effort, all the passion that Chris and Cristina have put into growing their venue go to waste. We stand here, helpless, thinking that we should have visited more often. We wish Chris and Cristina all the best in their new lifepath.

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The photographs and postcards are from the collection of more than 10,000 images at the Cornwall Community Museum. If you are interested in learning more about our history, the museum has a wide selection old and modern local histories for sale, . From April 1st to the 10th the Cornwall Public Library is holding a Writer's Fest celebrating our writing heritage. As one of the first places in Ontario to be settled by Europeans, Cornwall and SD & G can boast numerous writers of both local and international appeal. Here is just a very small offering of some of our literary lights. Of all of our authors, the Presbyterian Minister Charles William Gordon, aka Ralph Connor, (1860 - 1930), who penned such enduring Canadian classics as The Man From Glengarry and Glengarry School Days, was according to many "one of the best known Canadians at the height of his career." Born on Indian Lands, in Glengarry County and educated in a one room school in Athol, Gordon authored more than 50 books and essays, Gordon was a missionary, soldier, writer and diplomatic envoy. Gordon's literary tradition which highlighted Glengarry life was followed by novelist Carrie Holmes MacGillivray, who is best known for her 1927 historic novel The Shadow of Tradition: a Tale of Old Glengarry.

Glengarry born Carrie Holmes MacGillivray, 1871 - 1949.

Grace MacLennan nee Grant Campbell, 1895 - 1963.

The cover from Braggart In My Step - More Stories of Glengarry, published in 1956 by Dorothy Drumbrille (aka Mrs. J.T. Smith.) Dumbrille was born in Crysler and moved to Alexandria in 1924. Originally writing poetry, she branched into novels and eventually started writing historic novels about Glengarry pioneer life. Her first book about Glengarry was Up and Down the Glens, printed in 1954.

Born near Williamstown, Campbell graduated from Williamstown High School and attended Queen's University with funds from the MacLennan Glengarry Scholarship. She graduated from Queen's in 1915 in education and won the gold medal in English literature. She is best known for her first novel Thorn Apple Tree, 1942, which sold a remarkable 40,000 copies and documents early 19th century rural Glengarry life. Her second work, The Higher Hill, appeared two years later and examined the role Glengarrians played throughout the War of 1812.

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Judge Jacob F. Pringle, 1816 - 1901. Pringle wrote the first history of Eastern Ontario Lunenburg or the Old Eastern District, in 1890. He was not the first, however, to chronicle our early history. Pringle was preceeded by James Croil who printed Croil's History of Dundas around 1860, and he was followed by John Alexander Macdonell's 1893 history of the settlement of Glengarry. J. Smyth Carter completed Croil's work in 1905 with his Story of Dundas.

Pringle's work was updated by the publication of John Graham Harkness' history of SD & G in 1946. Since then the history of the United Counties has been updated twice by Clive and Frances Marin, while the history of Glengarry and Cornwall along with histories of Alexandria, Apple Hill, Avonmore, Chesterville, Cornwall Township, Iroquois, Lancaster, Maxville, Martintown, Monkland, Morrisburg, Williamsburg, Williamstown and fishing and hunting on Lake St. Francis, to name a few have appeared regularly over the last 50 years.

Novelists were not confined to Glengarry County. The late Bessie Banfill of Avonmore, wrote several books about her missionary nursing. Labrador Nurse was just one of her publications and Dorothy Grant of Cornwall, published four novels and wrote short stories for CBC. Maida Parlow French wrote about Loyalist life in Dundas County and Jean Gogo put together an anthology of stories about the St. Lawrence in her book Lights on the St. Lawrence.

Author and archivist Mabel Tinkess Good was born in Lunenburg in 1904 and lived until 2001. Fascinated by Canadian history she wrote CBC Dramas, Ontario Public School Readers, and full-length books such as the official biography of Lionel Chevrier and Men of Valour, Canada's Victoria Cross Second World War Heroes, to name a few.

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FROM SHARYN’S PANTRY by Sharyn Thompson

ENJOY A NICE LIGHT SUPPER I like to make up a batch of pastry using a pound of either lard or shortening. I roll it out into pie crusts and a couple of quiche shells. Then just separate the pie shells with a piece of plastic wrap in between each one and a large plastic bag to cover them all. Tightly seal this and freeze for future use. When needed, just take out a pie shell or quiche shell and start your recipe. Your pie crusts will keep in your freezer for about about 12 months. This is how I started my quiche, as well as using up some leftover cooked vegetables for the filling. Your quiche will be ready to eat in less than an hour. You can freeze one for later use.

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just a minute or two. The flavours can vary by using different vinegars, herbs and sweeteners. Here is the basic ratio you will use. 1/2 cup olive oil (it can be regular or virgin or extra-virgin, the extra-virgin is stronger in flavour) 1/4 cup lemon juice or vinegar (the vinegar can be white wine or red wine vinegar, tarragon, raspberry, sherry, apple cider or balsamic) I keep all in my pantry for a variety. I like the Maille brand which we sell. It is a very good quality for the money. 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup ( if you wish to make an Italian salad dressing, omit the sweetener) 1-1/2 tsp. dijon mustard 1-1/2 tsp. chopped garlic 1-1/2 tsp. fresh or dried chopped herbs: tarragon, flat leaf parsley, basil or oregano 1/4 tsp. fine salt and 1/8 tsp.ground black pepper or to taste

K a t h y ' s applesauce cake is delicious. Note that there are no eggs in the recipe. The broiled -top icing makes it even better.

METHOD; First, start with the dijon mustard in a small bowl, add the chopped garlic, then the olive oil, sweetener and vinegar or lemon juice. Season with the herbs, salt and pepper. When ready to serve the salad, toss the dressing with your salad greens and serve immediately. Extra dressing will keep refrigerated for a few days.

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MY BASIC QUICHE

Note that there are no eggs in the recipe. This makes a 9" square cake. 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 3/4 cup liquid honey 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 level tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. fine salt BROILED TOP ICING; 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 cup soft butter 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/3 cup liquid honey 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup angelflake coconut 1 cup Thompson raisins 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

The French had it right. A quiche is a fantastic way to use up any bits of cooked vegetables and meat. Just search in your fridge to find any combination you like. Other than some eggs, milk and cheese you are ready to go. This recipe will make 2 quiches, either 9 or 10 inch in size. You can use a quiche shell or regular pie crust. FIRST; Place the pie shells in a pre-heated 350 degree F. oven for 5 minutes. Then remove the pastry from the oven and gently pat down any air bubbles which may have puffed up. Brush the pastry with some dijon mustard. This will give flavour and help the pastry to seal as well. SECOND; See if you have any cooked veggies in your fridge. I like to use broccoli, mushrooms and onions in my quiche. You could also choose asparagus, leeks or any combination you like. You will need about 2 or 3 cups of veggies for 2 quiches. If you have any cooked meat leftover, I like to use either chopped ham or crumbled Italian sausage for extra protein and flavour. I use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup per quiche. THIRD; Choose some type of cheese, I like a sharp cheddar, Swiss or Gruyere which I grate. Use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup per quiche. THE FILLING; In a bowl, beat together: 6 or 7 large eggs 2-1/2 to 3 cups light cream, whole milk or evaporated milk 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper. You can season the quiche with some fresh or dried tarragon leaves, about 1 tsp. per quiche TO ASSEMBLE THE QUICHES; In your partially baked quiche shells, scatter the veggies, then chopped or crumbled meat, then sprinkle with grated cheese. Pour the egg mixture over this and place the quiche on the lower third rack of your oven. Bake them for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife tip inserted in the centre of the quiche will come out clean. Serve for lunch, brunch or supper with a nice salad.

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METHOD; • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. • Grease and flour a 9" square pan. • Cream the butter until nice and fluffy. Add the honey gradually and beat well after each addition. • Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and spices together. • Add the dry ingredients alternately with the applesauce into the butter and honey mixture. • Stir in the raisins. • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. • Bake the cake for 35 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched with your fingertip. • Remove the cake from the oven . • Turn on the broiler element of your oven. While that is heating up, prepare the topping. • Cream the butter, honey and cinnamon together. • Stir in the coconut and walnuts. • Spread this over the hot cake. • Place the cake in the oven on the middle position of your oven racks under the hot broiler. • Bake just until the topping bubbles up and browns slightly. Don't let it scorch. Stay close by the oven. Don't answer the phone. haha. • Remove cake from the oven and cool right in the pan on a wire cooling rack. ENJOY!

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BRADLEY PENNELL Cover story...

...Local Up & Coming Illustrator ... Written by fellow student Luc Richard Lefebvre, age16.

Bradley Pennell turned 17 on March 22, but already is a star shining brightly with loads of possibilities. Since he could hold a pencil, he has been doodling pictures; whether it was on the walls in Brad and Luc marker, or on paper, made little difference; he left his mark. His family still tells stories of his constant need to draw. His drawings started off mainly as creative combinations of animals, or his own depiction of what monsters under the bed or in closets from stories would look like, however since about the 8th grade, his drawings evolved into characters he imagined in his dreams and occasionally his nightmares. Bradley intends to follow his passion for creative drawing and writing by going to an art school, good news for schools though, a specific one hasn’t been chosen so there is still time for them to fight over him. One of his many plans for the future is in graphic design or in cartoon animation.

group shot top row left to right: Chr is, Ali, October, Howie Bottom row: Damon, Holly, Paige, Darren Along with being a highly skilled artist, Brad also has an amazing talent in writing and wants to be a bestselling author which is very close at hand. His artwork however will not take a back seat, His hopes for his art is right in front of him for he wishes to be a well known illustrator and cartoonist. The characters he draws are from his urban fantasy story “Demongelic”. He’s currently working on finishing the final chapters of his book featuring an angelic character named Chris, and one named Darren who was co-created with good friend Luc Lefebvre.(Me) The book shows these heroes fighting battles between Angels and Demons as well as mythical creatures. Two of his favourite characters to draw are Damon a kick a!! neon green haired Joker Leprechaun and Holly a crazy stalker who has a very bubbly personality. “Their interesting party-going attitudes are reflected through every picture, in many ways they are the life of the party,” states Pennell.

The style of art used by this promising young artist is a perfect mix of Anime, Manga and Realism; it is already starting to be recognized and has developed a following on Facebook and in the school halls. This style proves most effective with his drawings of man and monsters. It gives Lizard god for nightmarish evil creatures in the pictures an history class. 4++ e, St patty green L-R: Damon, Absinth edge of softness, while holding onto a terrifying realism. The style which Bradley writes is heavily inspired by Joss Whedon. A hail of inspiration fell on him while he attended Fan Expo in Toronto this Jenny Green-teeth past summer, where he met fellow artists as well as some of his favourite actors. A return again this summer is already planned. On top of all this, Bradley is a student at St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School and works to maintain a certain level of grades and hopes to keep his honour role status of last semester, while juggling his drawing and writing through all the school year. “The sad part is most of my best work comes when I am supposed to be paying attention or sleeping,” laughed Pennell. The skill in art helps him in other classes as well, and has resulted in outrageously high grades for many of his projects. One of the highlights of last year was being interviewed on TV Cogeco’s ArtCurrent with Amanda. The interview was blended with samples of Brad’s art and showed that this young artist was talented and well spoken. In the end Bradley Pennell’s art work is limited only by the 2D effects of the paper. The road ahead shines brightly with worlds of possibilities for this outstanding young artist. villain punkrocker Echo and her bladed guitar If you are in the Arts and would like to to be promoted on this page, contact us at 613-935-8101 or email: info@thelocalseeker.com

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Now that the snow is melting and the sidewalks are clear thoughts of taking an afternoon stroll down Pitt Street fill my head. I think about the past summer and all the activities that the City brings for the Arts such as The Market on Saturday mornings, Art in the Park in the afternoons and evenings at Lamoureux Park. I loved seeing the Artists work on display in the windows of the Seaway News office and in local cafés but wouldn’t it be great to have an Arts District where Artists of all disciplines set up shop and invite the people passing by to drop in. Music shops for budding rock bands, gift shops along side Artist run studios and galleries. Coffee shops to sit and watch the world pass by as you chat about the day’s events. The next best thing to an Arts Center, in my opinion, is an Arts district and Cornwall could benefit from such a place. The role of Artists in the gentrification of areas of cities that need to be revitalized has long been known and used to its best advantage. It goes like this, the City will either buy up local buildings along one street and rent these buildings out to local Artists for very little money with the understanding that they may “Fix Up”the place and the Artists get busy doing what they do best, creating art or an alternative would be to give incentives to private buyers to do the same. Now these Artists get hungry and thirsty so little cafés and bistros spring up around them and these businesses get busy doing what they do best, feeding and serving drinks to the Artists and anyone else dropping by. Now it only stands to reason that a café could use a little music so the local talent who hang out there anyway start to play and sing. Other businesses that could service the Artists and their clients start to pop up along the street. A gift shop here, a trendy clothing store there and before you know it an Artist’s District is born. A district that is the place to go becomes the place to live and young couples buy or rent in the area so they can stroll down the street to look at the art to decorate their homes, then they stop to get a bite to eat or a glass of wine to drink while they listen to a local band and unwind from their busy day.

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Art in the City

This is not pie in the sky. This is what happened to some pretty famous places like SoHo in New York City; Yorkville in Toronto; in some small towns such as Collingwood, Streetsville and Niagara on the Lake and many failing towns throughout the United States and Europe. This is definitely something that the city of Cornwall needs to help perhaps revitalize the downtown area or Le Village on Montreal Road and all it will take is a City Council that does a little creative thinking outside of the box. I know we have a few of those sitting at the council table. Yes, I can see it now! SoHo move over Cornwall is the new place to be!! Sandra Taylor Hedges Fine Artist, Teacher and President of L’association Focus Art Association sandra-taylor-.artistwebsites.com studioonecatsquared.com

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MAYOR'S SPRING CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS

FRIDAY APRIL 1 The Vague-Abonds La Maison, Cornwall

April 9th by Jason Setnyk (Cornwall Underground.blogspot.com)

Saturday April 9th is the Mayor's Spring Celebration of the Arts at Aultsville Theatre. Tickets are $20.00 and are available at Scotiabank and Seaway Valley Tourism. For more info telephone 613-932-1661 or visit www.aultsvilletheatre.com

SATURDAY APRIL 2 Lost Boyz La Maison, Cornw all FRIDAY APRIL 8 Freestyle Rap B attle Hip Hop Show Phatty Kats, Cor nwall SATURDAY APRIL 9 Nancy Beaudette, Chris MacLean and Peggy White The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage M orrisbu

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Hosted by Graham Greer, and featuring local Celtic icons The Brigadoons, the concert portion of the evening will showcase performances by the Riverdale String Ensemble, comedy sketches, Broadway and dance numbers, and a surprise performance by a number of community leaders.

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The Arts Reception portion will feature displays and demonstrations by members of the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, the Quilt of Belonging, Focus Art, the Potters Guild and other

SATURDAY APRIL 9 Mayor's Spring Celebr ation of the Arts Aultsville Theatre, Corn wall

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"Musical Celebration Musicale" 4th annual Festival “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” J. S. Bach April of 2011 will mark the third anniversary of the newly formed music festival. Started in 2007 by three area teachers, the sponsoring association "Musical Celebration Musicale" has organized three successful music festivals. Our goal is still to provide performance opportunities and adjudication for all students. We also are proud to be a part of the Ontario Music Festivals Association that has been instrumental in encouraging us along our way. The MCM festival has prospered and been a place of inspiration and encouragement for hundreds of students. Every year our festival has grown. Thanks to many generous donors, we were able to award $9,000 last year to promising young musicians. As well, twelve area students were able to qualify for the prestigious Provincial level of competition held in Waterloo Ontario. Our students were exposed to music made by the very best young musicians of Ontario. They learned valuable lessons that will enrich their growing musical discernment. We also provided University entrance scholarships for three students. For information call Thérèse Motard 613-938-8948 Rosemary Harden 613-678-2078 or Gabrielle Campbell - 613-525-0516.

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independent artists and arts organizations. The silent auction will feature a wide array of art items and experiences unique to this area. Come and see what our community has to offer! A reception and silent auction will follow the performances.

Come enjoy MUSIC PERFORMANCES Strings, winds, large choirs and ensembles Friday April 8 – le vendredi 8 avril Église St. John's Presbyterian Church, 28, rue Second St. E. Cornwall Vocal, small choirs and piano April 11,12,13,14,15 avril The Abbey for the Arts, Glen Nevis 21489 Butternut Lane RR#1 North Lancaster ON

Final CONCERT Final Sunday, April 17 - Le dimanche 17 avril, 2011 ÉGLISE ST JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 28, rue Second St. E. Cornwall Come see the best of the best! Tickets / billets $5 Come show your support for those chosen by the adjudicators to perform. All proceeds go to supporting scholarships.

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FOSTERING: WHAT DOES IT TAKE? When you drive by a CAS billboard with the ducks and penguins asking you to become a foster parent, have you ever wondered what it would be like to welcome a child into your heart and home? Some might believe that there are too many requirements, or that they would not qualify to become foster parents. Still others might imagine that children in care are more difficult to love and to parent. Licensed foster parents had the same concerns when they first considered fostering. However, once they received information and training, they began to have a more realistic impression regarding children in care. It becomes clear that the Society’s expectation was simply that they be good parents, and to love the children as they would their own child. Currently, there are over three hundred children in care in S.D& G, cared for by over 130 foster families and the need for loving families has never been more urgent. The foster community is made up of every possible family constellation, religion, and cultural background. Some children live with single parents – moms or dads, others are placed with two parent families. Foster parents come from all walks of life, and from varying economic and cultural backgrounds. The Society has taken many steps forward in normalizing the experience of both the foster parent and the child. Where previously, a foster family might foster several children, this practice is now being discouraged in favor of fostering one child, or one sibling group. This allows the family to blend the foster child/youth more easily into their own if they have biological children. It also ensures that the family will have sufficient time to devote to their foster child without becoming overwhelmed. If you ask a foster mother or father how and why they foster, they will most likely tell you that fostering is not much different than other parenting, except that a residential worker is assigned to support them, and offer guidance. Fostering for many is a rich experience that offers the opportunity to help a child return to their biological family or grow within their own family into capable adults. Many foster parents eventually adopt the child/youth they foster if he/she becomes eligible. Foster parents might well tell you that they get enormous satisfaction from knowing that the child/youth will have a life with more purpose because they were able to provide them with a nurturing environment. Without their involvement, the child/youth might never have experienced the same opportunities. Without their involvement a youth may have been placed in group care instead of being given the chance to blossom within a family setting. Foster parents help their child grow by advocating for them at school, insisting that they do their homework, encouraging them to audition for the lead role in a play, and/or helping them write a job resume. Foster parents model dignity and courtesy for others which, in turn, the child reciprocates towards others as they come to understands how to treat others with respect. Fostering, at its core, is seeing the potential of the child/youth in the family and inspiring him/her to realize his/her life dreams. At the beginning of the placement, you might have to dream for him/her, but with love and commitment, the child/youth will soon begin to believe that anything is possible.

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As a coach and retreat facilitator, the nature of my work focuses on listening and asking questions. I am frequently humbled by the wisdom of others around me and like most who choose this line of work, find that my students are my most significant teachers. There are many thought provoking conversations that occur, and because I am required to be fully present, I gleen enormous benefits from what is discussed. In one such conversation recently, the issue that emerged was “are we divorced from or married to ourselves?” An interesting question don’t you think, one which certainly served as a SIGN for me. You might ask, how can you be divorced from yourself? Here are some possibilities:- your inner-critic is very loud these days. He or she is filling your head with all your imperfections and reminding you that you are really less than perfect.- you are living by old belief systems that no longer support you and in fact, leave you feeling rather uninspired.- your self-worth and selfrespect have bottomed out - you cannot see what makes you special - your gifts and strengths and how you make a unique contribution to the world in which you liveAsk yourself, would I be this hard on others?

It is time to switch gears. You can choose to shift your relationship with you: as you begin everyday, make a commitment to hold yourself in unconditional love and high regard. - call in what I refer to as your inner coach, over-riding the innercritic. The coach’s voice sings your praises! . - acknowledge yourself daily for the difference you make in the lives of others- make space for yourself on a daily basis. Give yourself 1% of everyday or 14.4 minutes for ‘being time’ allowing you to become reacquainted with yourself. Here is one final thought on marrying yourself, your wedding vows: I vow to hold myself in unconditional love and high regard. I vow to live by my values, my call to service and my passion. I vow to remember that I am the best ME I can be today. I vow to follow my intuition under all circumstances. I vow to listen to my Higher Power and walk hand in hand with her. I vow to be intentional and to believe that I am worthy of all that I intend. I vow to surrender my need for control and to trust that what my Higher Power offers me is in my highest good. I vow to be gentle and understanding of myself in all circumstances. I vow to forgive myself with grace and ease. I vow to wake up every morning, with gratitude in my heart for the day about to unfold. I vow to remember that I can't change the past or predetermine the future and to remember that everything that happens is perfect. I vow to be endlessly curious and joyful about life. I vow to take care of my health, body mind and spirit.

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Saturday, April 2

WRITER'S FEST THE BIRTH OF A BOOK 10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON FREELANCE WRITING:LIFESTYLE, MONEY AND MARKETS 2:00 - 4:00 PM LES HAUTS ET LES BAS D'UN CLUB DE LECTURE 14 H À 16 H CHESS TOURNAMENT 1:00 - 4:00 PM LIVROMAGIE 10 H 00 – 11 H 00 R.E.A.D. WITH DOGS 11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON YOUR VERY OWN BOOK CLUB 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Sunday, April 3

WRITER'S FEST HOW TO RESEARCH CONTENT AND WRITE YOUR BOOK 12:30 - 1:50 PM WRITING AS A PRACTICE FOR PERSONAL DISCOVERY 2:15 - 3:30 PM SUNDAY CINEMA Alpha and Omega 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Monday, April 4

TIME FOR TWOS 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Tuesday, April 5 Digital Photography Workshop PROGRAM FULL 6:30 to 8:15PM WRITER'S FEST I'M WRITING MY FIRST BOOK 6:30 - 8:30 PM INTRODUCTION TO PASTELS FOR KIDS 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, April 6

WRITER'S FEST PUBLISHING AND PRINTING 7:00 - 8:15 PM

KIDS' CORNER 10:00 - 10:45 AM

Betty Healey is the roadSIGNS Coach, coaching people back to life! An award winning author of two books, roadSIGNS: Travel Tips for Authentic Living and roadSIGNS 2: Travel Tips to Higher Ground, Betty has been sharing her learning with readers as an e-letter for the past ten years. Her latest book, ME FIRST – If I Should Wake Before I Die, is available at Laura’s Gift Shop and Café Connectionz. You can also watch the roadSIGNS TV Show on Cogeco: http://www.tvcogeco.com/cornwall/shows/1396-the-road-signs-show. You can communicate with Betty at betty@roadSIGNS.ca and visit her website at www.roadSIGNS.ca

www.silhouettescanada.ca

613-528-1770 Cell: 613-933-4170

45 Second Street East Cornwall, ON K6H 5V1 tel: 613-932.4796 www.library.cornwall.on.ca

BABY TALES 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

Until next time… Betty

Call Niki for info or appt.

Read, Learn & Grow by the Cornwall Public Library

roadSIGNS by Betty Healey

Married or Divorced?

ADULT CHESS 6:15 - 8:15 PM ADULT BRIDGE 6:15 - 8:15 PM

Friday, April 8 WRITER'S FEST THE INS AND OUTS OF BOOK CLUBS 10:00 - 11:00 AM ROY LEFEBVRE PRESENTS THE RIVERMEN 1:30 - 3:00 PM

EL TORO TATTOO “We take pride in our hide” Must be 18 years of age or parent consent

All disposable needles & tubes. Bring your own design. 612 Montreal Rd. Cornwall eltorotattoo@yahoo.com

613-932-0740

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Introducing ... Audrey M. Bain I am foremost a "plein air" painter. I seek the peace and quiet of the woodland scene, the soft breeze on my face, the gentle sounds of nature. My painting are usually small oils or acrylics, done on location. My husband Alan and I travel frequently, particularly in summers. The adventure and mystique of the north intrigue me; abandoned mine headframes, old buildings with such stories to tell, lakes and headlands me with the painting which won Best of with such variety of colours and Show in the NFAL Juried Exhibition. moods. My painting career began with a scholarship to Nova Scotia College of Art. I have also studied with a variety of artists, well known teachers from Quebec and Ontario. In 1982 I graduated from St. Lawrence College, Cornwall, Fine Arts Program, with a Diploma in Visual and Creative Arts (With Distinction). From 1982 to 1992 I served as Gallery Director for Cornwall Regional Art Gallery. My husband and I share the operation of Winddrift Studio and Gallery at our home in Ingleside. While I continue to develop my art I have also taught parttime classes in oil painting through St. Lawrence College. My husband Alan and I continue an extensive exhibition schedule. The exhibition that is presented at the Centre Culturel du Cornwall is first a retrospective look at portrait paintings of people who caught my attention, an opportunity to portray the frailties and triumphs of the human spirit. Then second, this exhibition will also be a look forward at my other love, forest landscapes and portraits of lovely old barns and buildings.

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LOOKING FOR a Regal Representative? Call Tammy. 613-935-7318 www.cornwall.shopregal.ca FOR SALE: Rockwell Bench Saw, 3 piece Singer Sewing Machine, 40 Channel Scanner Base CB,613-938-1081 LOT FOR SALE: 3 ACRES backing on to the Raisin River Located on VALADE ROAD asking $39,900 Telephone 613-577-6638 / 613-936-8083 FOR SALE: 1998 Ford Taurus SHO, V8, auto. Runs well, fully loaded. A deal at $1,500. Tel. 613-932-8488 FOR SALE: Hitch for 2002 up Nissan Altima, Adapter, Brand bew #77031. Asking $125 Phone 613-932-8488 ask for Steve. DINE WITH A WATER VIEW @ RCAFA WING 424 240 WATER ST. WEST WEEKLY WINGS & "THINGS" AND GEORGIE'S KARAOKE EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 4:30 ON - ALL WELCOME!! FOR SALE: 1955 Plymouth Savoy. 2 door runs good, drives good, $5,500 OBO. Call Brent at 613-932-5810 FOR SALE: 1966 Mercury Montclair, never winter driven, $5,000, telephone 613-938-1081 FOR SALE Slippers Richard 613-932-0133

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FOR SALE: GE undercounter dishwasher $125 613-938-6149 FOR SALE: 1-0 turn 4 foot commercial lawnmower - 4 front foot commercial lawnmower with snowblower attachment - 1x 16 foot doulbe axel trailer with break and one small route client route in Alexandria. 613-330-5856 FOR SALE: Singer Sewing machine with 3 drawer cabinet $75 613-938-6149 FOR SALE: Elvis Presley beach towel - new - $15 Call 613-938-6149 FOR SALE: Danielle Steele hard cover bookds paid $34.99 each, asking $8 each. Telephone 613-938-6149 FOR SALE: mixed hard wood $85 a cord delivered. 613-330-5856

FOR SALE: 1995 Ford Taurus station wagon, ideal for parts, in running condition, $1200 - 613938-3248 if no answer leave a message. FOR SALE: Lazy Boy recliner, swivel rocker good condition $100. 613-938-2745 FREE HOME BUYERS SEMINAR

April 17th from 1-3pm at the Cornwall Public Library REGISTER TODAY! Space is limited www.CornwallHomeBuyingTeam.com to register and get your Free HomeBuyer Report MOVING SALE: April 2nd 9am to 1pm. Dryer, table, air conditionners, oak square table, misc items. tv. 912 Second Street West Telephone for info: 613-933-9122 FOR SALE: 14 k yellow and white gold lady's solitaire style diamond ring containing 0.60 ct diamond, princess cut set in a 6mm white gold top 4 corner prong setting set on a 4.5mm yellow gold ring tapered to a 3mm wide shank total weight of ring is 3.58 grams. Comes complete with Certificate No. and Canadian Diamond Laboratory Certificate of Appraisal. To view please call 613-938-8819 THE PARADE OF NATIONS IS LOOKING FOR people to test international recipes or give their best recipe relative to the countries composing the genetic make up of Akwesasne, Cornwall and SD&G approximately 300 nations listed at www.paradeofnations.com under Festival, Nations and groups.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE For the week of April 4 th - 10th

Please note that some of the countries no longer exist but are part of our genetic make up. There is a maximum of three entries per person to give a chance to everyone. For hard to find ingredients, please provide the location where the ingredient can be purchased. For information send an e-mail to info@paradeofnations.com or call Marie Morrell at 613-936-6873.

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

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5

6

7

8

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10

3:00pm 3:30pm

TVC Today

4:00pm 4:30pm

For each country we need one of each: appetizer, soup (meat and vegetarian), salad (meat and vegetarian), entrée (fish, meat and vegetarian), desert and beverages. We will also need the picture and name of the person who provided the country recipe to be included in a cook book beside the flag of the country.

MONDAY

5:00pm

Colts Playoff Hockey

5:30pm

Game 7 vs

6:00pm

Brockville Braves

6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm

9:30pm

Bishop Cup High School Hockey

Colts Playoff Hockey Game 7 vs

10:30pm

Brockville Braves

11:30pm

if necessary

Cornwall Colts Play-off Hockey

TVC Today

TVC Today

Art Current Road Signs

The Source The Source Kinsmen TV Bingo

10:00pm

11:00pm

News headlines, weather and community events

if necessary

8:30pm 9:00pm

TVCOGECO Today

The Source Road Signs Art Current

The Source The Source Mayor’s Forum

The Source The Source Road Signs

The Source The Source Riding Report

Cornwall Tonight

CHL Snapshots

CHL Snapshots

Cornwall Colts Play-off Hockey LIVE

Bishop Cup High School Hockey

Cornwall Tonight Podium: Ken Yasinski

Riding Report Cornwall Tonight CHL Snapshots

TVC Today

TVC Today

OCW Wrestling The Source The Source TVC Today

The Source The Source Colts Playoff Hockey Encore

Got something to sell, trade, give away etc.

The Source The Source

TVC Today

TVC Today

Get a center ice seat for playoff action Visit tvcogeco.com for the latest updates and schedules

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