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Vol. 3, Issue 31 August 24, 2012


Nicholas Merrizzi,

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The young actor, 21, who remains very realistic and down to earth, has been a film buff since his early years. As a child, he saw himself re-enacting movies around the house, playing pretend being the hero and saving the day. Stage acting since age 7, Nicholas' passion is more than a hobby. In 2006 he acted in a production of On Golden Pond. He made an impression on an agent who asked to take him on as a client. "I like stage acting, but film is what I Love." Since grade 10, he attended over 30 auditions in Toronto. "It is very hard to go for auditions when you're so far away." After high school, Nicholas went to university for a year in theater and drama, but switched his major for English in second year.

He then took a break to try his luck with acting and to spend some time in Toronto. That's when things started to happen. Acting demands a versatile lifestyle and the ability to drop everything at the last minute to go to auditions. "I made it work. I worked at a grocery store and I made it work. When I had to, I'd pay my friends to do my shifts so I could audition." says Merizzi.

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Finally, in late July of 2011, Merizzi received a call back for a part in the Canadian Show Dual Suspects. Filming took place a year ago this month. The Etobicoke shoot filmed over 4-5 days. The show never made it to TV on its own and Nicholas thought it would remain forever in "Post Production Hell", but instead, it got incorporated to the American show COLD BLOOD. "I didn’t think it would ever be aired. It's a friend on facebook who actually asked me if I was on TV. After tuning in, I said: I guess I am! " Continued on page 3


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Most zombies want braaaaaaaaaains, but these zombies walked around Cornwall asking for chaaaaaaaaaange! Seven of the "walking dead" collected money to benefit the Port Movie Theatre. Clad in fake blood, torn clothing, and makeup, Brandon Armstrong and company raised about fifty dollars during the 2012 Cornwall Zombie Walk.

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In the fall of 2011, Nicholas also did a trailer for Whistler Film Festival. ( "That was cool. It's a lot of fun. It really is. but as far as making a career out of it..." When asked about the whole Ryan Gossling hype, Merrizzi says that he didn't really know about Gossling growing up. "There was a talent agency in Cornwall. I knew Krista Dufresne who did Goosebumps. Ryan did Goosebumps too, but Krista was a few years older than me and I thought that it was so cool that she was from Cornwall" Nontheless, Merizzi finds it very inspirational to know that somebody who came from a normal small town life has now achieved fame. "I guess it's about being at the right place at the right time, and that can happen to anybody." Flattered by all the media attention, Nicholas is hopeful, but knows that the chances of him reaching stardom are slim, so he is not giving up his academics or moving to Hollywood just yet. He will stay in Cornwall, drive for auditions and plans to return to university to major in psychology. "But who knows... Anything can happen!"

The future will tell ... The “COLD BLOOD� episode featuring Nicholas will be airing August 28, 2012 at 11pm, August 31, 2012 at 6pm and September 1, 2012 at 10pm on the Oprah Winfrey Network.


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Arts, Culture, Politics

Remembering Jack Layton! It was te about a year ago Jack Layton wro , nds frie "My these memorable words: is e love is better than anger. Hop better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, ll hopeful and optimistic. And we’ t ugh bro change the world". Jack Layton, who osition passed away last the NDP to the status of official opp Cornwall on several year from cancer. He had visited very first Rock the Vote in occasions, the first time was at the aker. 2003, he was the keynote guest spe teachers! This is just a McGuinty versus Ontario school ll-c conservative. It is about reminder of how McGuinty is a sma Some people might hiccup time teachers in Ontario vote NDP. Bob Rae, but that was then, a name from twenty years ago like is a Liberal, and it is the and this is now. Now Bob Rae d school teachers. The McGuinty Liberals who have betraye ing, and come up with a NDP would respect collective bargain lders, including students fair solution for the various stakeho and families. brates 13 years this The Cornwall Underground cele erground celebrates it's month! This week the Cornwall Und been hosted on several 13th anniversary online! It has s, Myspace, a Facebook different websites including Geocitie ent home on Google's page, a Twitter account, and its curr ll Underground here: Blogspot! Visit the Cornwa /

t will be the next Movie in the Park Movie in the Park! Friday, August 31s once again be set up in Lamoureux night. The outdoor movie screen will permitting) for the presentation of Park on Friday, August 31st (weather roximately 8:00 pm and everyone Dr. Seuss' The Lorax! Show time is app is welcome to attend this free event. seeking volunteers! Are you Cornwall Community Museum like working with children and interested in local history? Do you community to share? Do you have families? Do you have stories of the demonstrating? Do you have a few craft skills that you are interested in ll Community Museum is building hours a month to spare? The Cornwa ers and staff to bring the rich a community of volunteers, memb seum collections and archives of the mu ude: incl to life. Volunteer positions ry Helping with activities for families eve an Sunday afternoon; Helping with for m gra pro after-school drop-in ber children once a week (from Septem ts; 2012); Helping with school party visi er Greeting visitors at the door / volunte g pin Hel ter; slet recruitment and new lic; pub with occasional teas for the g Demonstrating craf ts; Researchin in recipes and how food was prepared the from ies stor the past; and Telling re past in the Cornwall region. For mo the information, please call or e-mail be Program Coordinator who will g itin exc this happy to discuss 936 3) (61 opportunity with you: 0280 or

plants from Europe as garden workshop! From bringing over rtation of fish in ship ballast waters ornamentals to accidental transpo of new species to our environment! – humans have introduced all sorts while others take over and outSome may have very little impact; n all about invasive species in this compete local species. Come lear s will find out how species like interactive presentation! Participant the round goby arrived here, how purple loosestrife, zebra mussel and ons we can take to control these they are able to survive and what acti this and other workshops and invasive species. For more info on events:

Social Justice Ottawa (serving Eastern Ontario) is SuperWalk! The Parkinson Society erWalk in Cornwall on Saturday, hosting its first ever Parkinson Sup plex/Lamoureux Park. Parkinson September 8th at the Civic Com ising and awareness event for the SuperWalk is the single largest fundra ional offices (which includes the Parkinson Society Canada and its reg r, 14,000 people in more than 95 Parkinson Society Ottawa). Last yea k part in SuperWalk, helping to communities across the country too , 700 walkers, along with families, raise nearly $2.8 million. In Ottawa e ors and sponsors, combined to rais friends, caregivers, volunteers, don for nity Cornwall means an opportu over $156,000. This year's event in 8,000 people in Eastern Ontario you to get involved and support the being supported by a very active living with Parkinson's. The event is Cornwall. There are different ways support group and exercise group in participate in the walk, volunteer, to participate e.g. register online to r. For more information visit their spread the word, or become a sponso . website: “Free Trading Post Library”! The Tri-County Literacy has created a erected outside their office location weatherproofed wooden structure as a pay-it-forward lending library. of 101 2nd Street West, will be used k, leave a book. This community The concept is simple: take a boo get people reading. Bringing the venture is to promote literacy, and help of volunteer craftsman, Gerry project into fruition involved the Home-Depot (who donated the Godard (who built the structure), the provided the signage). Tri-County materials used), and Sign-It (who munity will stop by the agency and Literacy Council is hoping the com k they would like to share with pick up a book to read, or give a boo others. ay, August 24th, 2012 - 5:00 pm. Weeding out hunger! WHEN: Frid Assembly, 949 Mohawk Drive, WHERE: Fountaingate Christian Agape in celebrating the second Cornwall. PRICE: $30.00. Join the season of the Agapè Centre's "Weeding Out Hunger" Garden. Enjoy a fresh buffet dinner and live auction. All proceeds will be used for next year's garden. We are proud to say that thousands of people were served fresh produce in our Soup Kitchen and Food Bank due to the success of our garden. Be part of this amazing project!

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My name is Jason Setnyk, and this is my eye on society. Jason Setnyk is a local high school teacher, journalist, published and award winning author, photographer, arts and culture event coordinator, and a community volunteer sitting on numerous boards and committees. http: //

kriscrossroads by Kris Ward

Summer’s End

bittersweet month. August is always such a ther, it is a time of We experience some incredible wea e carefree moments, as festivals, outdoor activities and som days of summer break parents and students enjoy the final It is a time and prepare for the new school year. on postark of farewell for many as they emb know will secondary education, and this year, I about. what that empty nest syndrome is all

a new town, life in residence and My son Brad is preparing for college, animation. I was away all last will be pursuing his dream of studying he got a taste of freedom and week for a conference in London and rtained friends amongst the being completely on his own. He ente my near-empty living room, preparations and they gathered in es, listening to music and watching movies, playing video gam ther. Most are going to other generally enjoying their time toge so they know their time together colleges or back to high school, and is limited. received his notifications for Before I left for the conference, Brad s with five other students; one is residence. He will share living quarter t on move-in day. He joined his his best friend, the others he will mee g ted with many other students - includin college’s page on Facebook and connec the ut dent advisor - and is really excited abo two of his future roommates and a resi vities, acti t den resi and icipating in school change. He’s talking about Frosh, part he is k thin I t. den dry and being indepen cooking for himself, doing his own laun ready. next e not had time to digest that he leaves With all the changes in our lives, I hav ,a position at work, many hours on the road week. I have been so busy with a new have the ongoing renovations, that I didn’t move, the downsizing of our home and izing; he’s leaving! time to go through the process of real leave, I expected to be emotional about this I read my column for last year where ties ibili about his new life, his new respons but to be honest, I know he is excited e to know that I have to let him go. My mov and his exciting new opportunities. I ed in imity to him than I would be if I stay Kingston will mean I am closer in prox cs change September 1st. Cornwall, but nevertheless, the dynami ing. med our never-ending packing and sort When I returned from London, we resu istic. t we find, but we are both being real It is hard not to get nostalgic about wha here ing out on his new path. I’ll always be My little boy is all grown up and he is sett out mom. for him, but it’s time for him to soar with Follow Kris Ward’s Blog at: www.k

Tri-County Literacy has created a “ Free Trading Post Library” Submitted Article & Photo

Tri-County Literacy has created a “Free Trading Post Library”. The weatherproofed wooden structure erected outside their office location of 101 2nd Street West, will be used as a pay-itforward lending library. The concept is simple. Take a book, leave a book. This community venture is to promote literacy, and get people reading. Bringing the project into fruition involved the help of volunteer craftsman, Gerry Godard, who built the structure, Home-Depot who donated the materials used, and Sign-It who provided the signage. Tri-County Literacy Council is hoping the community will stop by the agency and pick up a book to read, or give a book they would like to share with others. Pictured in the photo is Gerry Godard, volunteer carpenter.

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This is the sixth of eight outdoor summer photo shoots being featured in the Local Seeker. This photo of Sam was taken by Jason Setnyk Photography. Sam is 21 years old, and she is a Social Service Worker student at SLC. She is very active and loves hockey and soccer. She is a fan of rock and roll music - Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses are two of her favourite old school bands. Jason Setnyk Photography is located in Cornwall Ontario. Contact Jason Setnyk for photography services including shoots for weddings, engagement, family, modeling, sports, arts and culture, band/musician photo shoots, events, and commercial photography. Visit Jason Setnyk's new Website:

Just a note If you have batteries of any sort lying around that are or will soon no longer be functioning, please bring them to STAPLES here in town. They have a recycling spot all set up for you. Batteries cause great damage to the earth in landfill, not to mention the corrosive contents leaking into the water supply. So the next time you're going by, you can drop them off. It's a little thing, but doing that little extra, will make you feel good and also Mother Earth thanks you.!


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Choose the pie pastry of your choice. To bake the single pie crust, heat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 9 inch pyrex pie plate with your pastry. Crimp the edges. Freeze the pie shell for 30 minutes. Then, remove it from your freezer, line the crust with a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Then fill the foilcrust until it lined crust with pie weights or dried beans. (We sell both.) Bake the lined up one corner of dries out, about 15 minutes. Check to see if the crust is ready by pulling yet. Return it to the tin foil. If the foil sticks to the pastry, the crust is not fully dried out weights by pie and foil your oven and check every 2 minutes. Carefully remove the the reduce gathering the foil edges toward the centre and pulling up and out. Now, want, oven heat to 350 degrees F. For a fully baked pie crust, which is what you the entire until longer, s minute 10 about continue to bake the uncovered pie crust for the prepare you while pie crust is a golden brown. Set the baked pie crust aside filling.


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6 tbsp. cornstarch 1- 1/2 cups water 5 large egg yolks 1- 3/4 cups white sugar 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained (so you have no seeds) in half and squeeze out the juice.) 2 tsp. grated lemon zest (NOTE: grate the lemon first before you slice it


you will not be able to beat a high meringue) 6 large egg whites (be sure that there is absolutely no egg yolk in them or 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 6 tbsp.superfine fruit (castor) sugar (we carry this at my store, Sharyn's Pantry)


the cornstarch is completely dissolved. -In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and 1/2 cup of water. Stir until the remaining cup of water. Whisk until well blended. -In a saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, white sugar, lemon juice and Boil medium heat while whisking constantly. This will take about 8 minutes. -Whisk in the cornstarch and water mixture and bring this to a boil over this for 1 minute until the mixture thickens and looks clear. a rubber spatula, scrape the hot filling into a medium sized bowl and place -Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the lemon zest. Using a and to prevent a skin from forming on the surface of the pie filling. piece of plastic wrap directly over the surface of the filling to keep it hot


on whites and cream of tartar. Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites -In a large spotlessly clean and grease-free mixing bowl, combine the egg form. peaks of the mixer to medium-high and beat just until soft medium speed until the egg whites begin to thicken. Then increase the speed stiff peaks form and the meringue appears glossy and shiny. -Slowly, now, sprinkle in a bit at a time, the fruit (castor) sugar. Beat until


-Remove the plastic wrap from the hot lemon pie filling. Pour this into the baked pie shell. Using a rubber spatula, dollop the meringue over the lemon filling. Mound it towards the centre and spread it towards the edge, touching the pastry to seal properly. By touching the meringue to the inner edge of the baked pastry, this prevents the meringue from shrinking as you bake it. -Use the back of a spoon to create swirls and peaks in the meringue. -Bake until the meringue is lightly browned in the pre-heated 350 degrees F. oven. This takes about 12 to 17 minutes. -Transfer the pie to a wire cooling rack and allow to sit for 1 hour. Then, place the pie in an air-tight container and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight. Serve cold. ENJOY!

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S.D.& G. Dog Show Woodlands Campground (Long Sault Parkway) 613543-4328 or 1-800-437-2233

Fish & Chips & Jerry's Karaoke from 4:30 pm. RCAFA Wing 424, 240 Water St. W. Also serving fish rolls

Thousand Islands Casino Bus Trip departing at 9:30 am. For information or to reserve call:613.932.6534. Proceeds to St. Joseph's Continuing Care Center

Agape Center Weeding Out Hunger Harvest Dinner & Auction at 5 pm. MISCELLANEOUS Fountaingate Christian Assembly, 949 Mohawk Dr. Tickets 30$ available at 40 5th St. W. or on-line:

Out Door Movie Night: Chronicles of Narnia at 8:30 pm. Trinity Anglican Church, 105 2nd St. W. Free admission. Donations to Big Brothers and Sisters accepted.

RCAFA 8th Annual Golf Tournament Register at Wing 424, 240 Water St. W. daily after 12 noon or call Marcel Leduc: 613.933.4249 for more details.

Horse Lovers' Weekend 1.800.437.2233 or 613.543.4328 at Upper Canada Village

Agape Center Food Drive from 9am to 4 pm. Baxtrom's Independent Grocer, 31 9th St. E. Needed items include pasta sauce, children's canned pasta, mac & cheese & juice boxes.

Worship and the Word @ Fountaingate Christian Assembly, with Pastor Brad Montsion. 949 Mohawk Drive, Cornwall 10:30 am. Everyone Welcome.

Music Then & Now: A Night with 3Angels Power from 6 pm to 9:30 pm. Murphy's Inn, 917 2nd St. W. An evening of music, dance contest, raffle and a chance to win door prizes. Admission: 15$ m children: 2$

Tim Horton's FREE Swim 2:00 - 3:25 pm at the Aquatic Centre

Paranormal Investigation $15 613.534.2197 at the Lost Villages

Horse Lovers' Weekend 1.800.437.2233 or 613.543.4328 at Upper Canada Village

5th Annual Wood Fair & Wood Auction - Artisans, Children's activities, furniture demonstrations and more at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Dominion Textile Long Sault Fabrics 20th Former employees and staff 1965-1992


Saturday Sept. 22, 2012 Royal Canadian Legion

Get your tickets early! 613-933-3459 Raymond 613-933-3459 Donna 613-936-8436 Ross 613-534-2054


Horse Lovers' Weekend - 1.800.437.2233 or 613.543.4328 at Upper Canada Village

Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

Bats at OPG's St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre

This evening session (7:00pm) will explore the role bats play in natural ecosystems. Participants will learn about the behaviours of bats and then go outside to find these animals using bat detectors!


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Celebrate International Literacy Day with Tri-County Literacy Council on September 6, 2012 Free books will be given away from 11 to 4 at their office location of 101 2nd Street West. Share in the passion of reading!”

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Country Western Parade: Call for Horses, wagons, floats call Tish 613.551.3477 to register $1000 in Chamber $$ prizes!! $400 Best Horse Drawn Wagon Team, $200 2nd place; $200 Best Decorated Float, $100 4th place.7 pm in Alexandria

Nutrition Tips for Weight Management Contact to Register: Nancy 613.930.4892x151. Part of the Heart Institute Education Workshop Series.10:15-11:15 am at the Seaway Valley Community Health Centre

Bereaved Families Adult Afternoon Support Group Meeting from 1 pm to 3 pm, 216 Montreal Rd. Topic: Listen to your sadness. Call 613.936.1455 for more information

Lunch Specials served from Wednesday to Friday From 11:30 am to 2:00 PM Call 932-5334 for more info on menu All Welcome!!

LIVE TAPING The Road Signs Television Show AT THE CHURCH ON SYDNEY, 130 SYDNEY ST. TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT EMAIL:INFO@ROADSIGNS.CA OR CALL 643.874.9934 Come say hi to the Seeker Chicks!

Jam Session 4-8pm with wings and things at the Loyal Order of Moose

WEDNESDAY, AUG 29 MISCELLANEOUS Lunch Specials served from Wednesday to Friday From 11:30 am to 2:00 PM Call 932-5334 for more info on menu. All Welcome!!

FRIDAY, AUG 31 Lunch Specials served from Wednesday to Friday From 11:30 am to 2:00 PM Call 932-5334 for more info on menu. All Welcome!! Stormont County Fair 7 pm at Newington Fair Grounds

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The Martintown Horticultural Society are proud have Mary Reid from Ottawa a Certified Landscape Professional and owner of Green Thumb Garden Center at this months meeting. Mary will be discussing Continuous Colour in the Perennial Garden.

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Are we all natural born salespeople? No, but as a business owner you already recognize that you have to sell your product or your service. You probably also recognize that there is almost always another individual or business out there attempting to sell virtually the same product to the same people. Therefore, you must determine what will motivate your prospective customer not only to buy, but to buy from you.

Your responsibility when acting as the salesperson for your business is to determine not only what the potential customer needs, but also what it is that they really want. What special appeal rests with your product or service that will persuade the purchaser to buy? This has often been described as the “sizzlemanship” – referring to the mental and emotional reaction of the purchaser.

Everything has a “sizzle” these days. • When you buy life insurance you are actually purchasing “security”. • When you buy a new furnace you are buying “ home comfort”. • When you purchase a gym membership you are not purchasing muscle development but rather “wellness and a healthy lifestyle”. • You do not buy a home security device, you purchase “ peace of mind”.

Think about your product or service. Does it have a sizzle that will attract what the potential customer ultimately wants? You know your product or service will handle the actual job, but can you identify the emotional outcome the customer desires? This is where you must put some of the focus of your sales pitch, presentation and advertising. Some key areas to focus on are addressed with specific phrases, and may provide you with a new advertising concept: - Financial Gain - Personal happiness - Personal pleasure - Dignity and pride - Self esteem - Avoidance of pain - Fear of loss - Personal comfort Now, consider your product or service and view it in the light of each of the above categories. Do any of these motivators apply? How can you work this into your advertising campaign or your sales pitch? You may discover that this new way of thinking about your sales pitch makes you more comfortable in delivering it, and ultimately achieving higher sales. Candy Pollard, Business Consultant Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre 100 Water Street East, Suite 104, P.O. Box 877, Cornwall, ON K6H 5T9 Direct Line 613-933-0074

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In any business, making a “sale” is its lifeblood – without making the “sale” there is no income. If there is no income there is no profit. Simple logic.

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l portion of the Cancellation of the Cultura l of Parade of Kite Festiva 2012 People's Cultural and lly Challenged Nations for the Developmenta

s portion of the Parade of Nation This year the People's Cultural nt me ain ert silent auction, kids' ent (parade, cultural entertainment, io, tar On September 15th, in Cornwall and trade show) scheduled for of a . This cancellation is the result will unfortunately be cancelled nd. rou r fill key positions all yea lack of qualified volunteers to ity believes there is unity in divers The Parade of Nations strongly h wit ds nee l ividuals with specia and promotes inclusion of ind entally challenged. Culture proceeds going to the developm to this event gives an opportunity encompasses all art forms and s and performers, writers, businesse promote local artists, artisans, groups of all kinds. nth, major key players The good news is that as of last mo of Nations and in with Parade are now working in collaboration the ther press release to convey to October 2012 there will be ano ade of Nations for the public the new direction of Par Developmentally Challenged.

6, at the scheduled for September 1 The KiteFest portion is still RCAF the Lamoureux Park, near "Bowl" at the western end of igned Cornwall. The KiteFest is des building, on Water Street, in nity the wonder of flight in a commu to showcase skills and celebrate , els lev ll welcomes flyers at all ski and family setting. This event phies are awarded for specific from beginner to expert and tro categories. ails, volunteer or for additional det If you would like to become a (website being updated) please visit www.paradeofnation 6-6873. or call Marie Morrell at 613-93


ART SE EKER S by Sandra Taylor


SEEKING THE ARTS . SEEKING THE ARTS The Computerized Artist In this day and age it is almost impossible to be an Artist and not have a Web presence. We must become very creative in how we get the message of our art out to the world. With Facebook , Twitter, Blogs and hundreds of sites ready to showcase your art (along with thousands of other artists) it becomes difficult to it all costs decide where to put your name especially when g bein found on money. A website will enhance your chance of r sites. Everyone search engines as will connections on othe one wanted to should Google Search themselves and see if some ra Taylor Hedges, find you could they? For fun Google me, Sand I won’t lie this up. ing last look I had 12 pages with my stuff show g a couple of took time to build a web presence but we are talkin to the more you years at most. The more sites you attach yourself will be search engine friendly.

make sure the If you are setting up or already have a website tly looking at website reflects you and your message. I was recen h offered links to a promotional site for an upcoming show whic a look ahead at the participant’s websites so that you could have I was surprised s ption exce the artist’s work. With only a couple of were artist these at the look of the websites. Was it possible that ess, no busin all websites? Most of the sites I looked at were l were smal at the images or at least if there were images they that hard). This bottom of the page (most visitors wouldn’t look wouldn’t the why l; visua so is was surprising when what we do ld be the wou It art? first thing to show up on the page be their feed for d soun same if you are a musician and there was no s rful promo shot of your people visiting your site to hear or at least colou g for all the arts Visual, performances. This of course would go alon comes up be the hook, Dance, Theatre and Music let the first page that about whom you are learn the grab, the reason to look at your site and e up is your first com to and your message. Remember the first page impression. if any cash or if you prefer Most websites now can be set up for very little charge you big bucks. In there are professional web designers that will yourself where will I get the end you need to look at your budget and ask r to start with a do it the most bang for my buck. Maybe it is bette Weebly (find them at yourself website with free servers such as r, you will have to pay where free is a slight misnome 0 per year. Weebly $30.0 for a domain name and this costs approximately il and this will give you also links your website email address in with Gma g you. a professional edge to clients that are contactin also Versacore here in Cornwall http://www.versaco ites. With both sites you offer some very reasonable do it yourself webs very little time you can in do the work but they are very user friendly and promote complete with have a professional looking website ready to packages where they images, slideshows and video feed. They both offer ge if you are computer do the work for you for an extra one time char puter savvy they may be challenged. If you have a friend who is com of beer, just make sure willing to help you build it for a free lunch or case you are the creative director. Associations that have Another way to jump up your presence is to join offer a place for images, pages for their members to set up. Most of these make sure whatever you a Bio and a link to your home base website. Just art to make your first do use all the creative energy you put into your impression shine. our portal for the world It’s a big wonderful world out there and Web is e, sit down in front of the to see the magnificent us, so get a cup of coffe computer and create!!

Sandra Taylor Hedges, Fine Artist, Teacher and Past President of Focus Art Cat Scratches - Studio Blog

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Morrisburg, in Stage Ontario has more good news to report as it gets ready for the start of its on season seventh September 15th. The Stage learned this week that it was the recipient of a Presenter/Producer grant from the Ontario Arts Council. This is the third Arts Council grant the Stage has received and Board President Sandra Whitworth notes that “It is this kind of funding, along with support we receive from Heritage Canada and the Township of South Dundas, that allows us to plan ahead and book an exciting range of acts for the upcoming season. The Fall portion of our season is booked, we’re also very close to announcing the Winter portion of the season and I think it’s one of our most exciting and eclectic lineups yet.”

The Stage will open its season on September 15th with a show featuring singer songwriters Catherine MacLellan and Jadea Kelly. Catherine is the daughter of the late Gene MacLellan (who penned 'Snowbird') and she is a musical powerhouse in her own right, her four albums have reached #1 on folk/roots iTunes charts and she’s the winner of numerous awards and accolades. Opening for Catherine will be Jadea Kelly, who recently wowed Morrisburg audiences when she played at Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café taped at the Upper Canada Playhouse in January.

The rest of the Fall lineup includes pop/folk cellist-guitarist Kevin Fox with David Simard on October 27th; on November 17th they will have jazz and swing songstress Terra Hazelton and Her Easy Answers who will bring a big band sound to the Stage; then a week later on November 24th Evalyn Parry will perform SPIN – a performance that is part spoken word, part musical and part theatre; and they’ll close out the first half of the season on December 15th with a lineup featuring six emerging artists as well as local visual artists who will display and have their work available for sale during the intermission.

The Acoustic Stage is offering a special online sale until August 27th of their Fall pass, all five shows for only $65. Information is available at The Fall Pass will still be available after the 27th at its regular price of $70.

The Acoustic Stage is also delighted to welcome new Board member Tony McCadden, who joined the Board this summer. Tony has been assisting on show nights over the last two seasons, he is a resident of Morrisburg and he plays in the Ottawa-based percussion ensemble Kunundrum. The Stage also said goodbye to long-serving Board member and President Jeanne Ward. Jeanne was one of the founding members of the Acoustic Stage and has served on the Board for almost seven years. Her plans now take her out of the SD&G area, but Jeanne promises to keep attending St. Lawrence Stage shows and to help make that possible, fellow board members presented Jeanne with a ‘lifetime pass’ to all future St. Lawrence Stage performances as well as a plaque honouring her contributions, as a small token of their appreciation for the work she has done for the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage. For further information please contact Sandra Whitworth

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Once upon a paintbrush, I was terrified to make a mistake. I looked at the gorgeous art around its own way. I’m not me, each piece seeming perfect in at shapes, light and sure when, but as I started to look example, some basic proportion instead of what I saw (for of a cat or a house), shapes connected together instead to change. I started the art that I was producing started , came a whole new to have more fun. With that fun s of reality – just last brightness to my art. I broke rule k and yellow. week, I painted a horse … blue, pin

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otten; can be lost in The power of art can easily be forg We are constantly (between Pitt & Augustus) our ever-critical eyes and minds. ate it. reci app or e ledg now ack ly rare yet surrounded by it, CDTA Certi ed Instructors ads on billboards, we From the music on the radio to the granted and assume Candy (Woods) Pollard walk by art every day. We take it for it air, n clea and ds clou that like the grass, the flowers, the and Alanna Pollard, OCT we often ” , “art k thin we en Wh re. the be will just always with fancy, expensive think of snooty, high-nosed suits tudes; we consider collections or better-than-thou atti do we even have a pieces that are “perfect” – but h’s works can be definition for per fect? If Van Gog they compare to Da considered perfect, then how do Vinci’s? to-lower “class” still exist?) yet is created by middlethis es (do s clas er upp the for be art: it is presumed to rtgage and the expenses of life. Unfortunately this is the paradox of while managing student debts, a mo fully art ce bra em to how out re figu ving themselves. folks - like myself - who struggles to ir communities with culture while star the fed e hav sts arti ory, hist ugh Looking back thro ouraging it. Have them to stop playing with their food, try enc d chil a ing ask n tha er rath : way Mona Lisa or Starry y. Here’s one ains. Maybe they’re recreating the unt Instead of starving, let’s feed creativit mo are es ato pot the and st, spirit – not g. Maybe it’s a fore ativity is the expression of your own Cre ! you describe to you what they’re buildin e dar How e. mak to t tever you do, don’t tell them wha I promise, this experience will plate and play with your own food. Night with their yucky peas. But wha own r you into get n the say, to ing snap a photo of the food have someth ing that is “bad.” Don’t forget to eth the expression of some adult’s. If you som n tha er rath ed, valu is t tivity something tha only build a bond and make crea masterpiece before it’s eaten up! art, every two about the power of creativity and This column will present an idea will be for but just for the artsy fartsy readers, weeks. It won’t be elitist or written look at also a painting, or listen to a song. It will anyone who likes to doodle, look at d you meet, creativity in your child or in any chil age our enc can lt, adu an as , you how athing your own art through them. without stealing their voices and bre


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Control Freak or Control Free

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d Mario Clair victorious in the 2n race of the Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nationals at Cornwall Motor Speedway!

his fourth win of the season over led the final circuits and captured Wheeler and Evoy. i-Stock 12-lap feature race saw The Crazy Dave DJ Services Min in grab the lead in front of Chris second place runner, Mathieu Aub issues with the car on lap 5 and James and Danny Lefebvre. James had on top with Marc Chartand and slowed the field down. Aubin still the top 3. Aubin led wire to wire Martin Bernard joined the leader in r over Chartrand and Bernard. and won his third feature of the yea sented next on Sunday, August A complete race program will be pre Pro-Stock and Mini-Stock will 26th, as the Modified, Sportsman, tage Stock Car club will also be at have a regular evening, as the Vin Insurance night. For more the speedway on Jones Brown nts at the speedway, you can visit information on the upcoming eve ay or join us on our Facebook the website at www.cornwallspeedw nwallmotorspeedway for useful page at ww information and fun contests! an Nationals Modified Feature Jiffy Auto Services 2nd Race Canadi Results (100 laps) ll, Carey Terrance, Danny O'Brien, Mario Clair, Dale Planck, Kyle Dingwa t Billings, Stephane Lafrance, David Laurent Ladouceur, Roy Tarbell, Mat uillard, Michel Chicoine, Luke Hebert, Joel Doiron, Claude Bro O'Brien, Bobby Herrington, Yan Whitteker, Pierre Dagenais, Tim el, Dany Bilodeau, Marc Therrien, Bussiere, Shane Pecore, Kevin Ham Lee Miller, Brian McDonald, Roger Paul St-Sauveur, David Papineau, in, Kayle Robidoux, Bruno Lepage Levesque, Chris Raabe, Gage Mor (DNS) an Feature Results (20 laps) Storm Realty Tracy Wheeler Sportsm Dylan Evoy, Adam Rozon, Corey Chris Herbison, Corey Wheeler, son, Ronnie Tyo, Justin Lalancette, Winters, Ryan Arbuthnot, Louie Jack Dumouchel, Mike Stacey, Devin Mitch Primeau, Gilles Godard, Pat eur, Mike Arquiett, Ryan Comeau, Caron, Jenna David, Terry Ladouc Cook, Francis Quesnel, Brian Dan Jalbert, Chris Wilson, Thomas Comeau ck Feature Results (20 laps) Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Sto lyn Roy, Steve Johnston, Dan Ryan Stabler, Stephane Lebrun, Joce id Beauchamp, Joey Ladouceur, Desnoyers, Marc Lalonde, Charles Dav reau, Dion Oakes, Michel Rock Aubin, Dave Seguin, Rosco Gar Parisien, George Renaud, Ghislain Desjardins, Shawn Johnson, Claude cher (DNS) Valade, Mathieu Bougie, Trevor Gau s) Feature Results SpeedSTR (20 lap Jonathan Archambault, Maxime ny, Jean-Nicolas Gareau, Andre Man er, Mathieu Daigle, Patrick Plante, Matthew Laramée, Gabriel Rich eau, Eric Boisvert, Yannick Manny, Josianne Plante, Daniel Nad Mitchel Lacombe Mathieu, Pierre Hebert, Simon Ethier, Feature Results (12 laps) Crazy Dave’s DJ Services Mini-Stock tin Bernard, Justin Desrosiers, Mathieu Aubin, Marc Chartrand, Mar Lefebvre, Mark Radbourne, Jamie Darryl Mitchell, Alain Tardif, Danny es, Pierre Robidoux, Serge McKee, Sebastien Raymond, Chris Jam n, Michael Blais, Mike Gaucher, Langlois, Pier-Luc Lemieux, Joel Pilo Dan Cook

ll Motor Speedway on Sunday A big event was presented at Cornwa race of the Gaetan Chip Stand August 19th as the 2nd series Modified event with the winner Canadian Nationals with a 100-lap full program for Sportsman, Proleaving with $4,000 in his pockets. A TR in town for their annual visit Stock and Mini-Stock with the SpeedS ng card. on Jim`s Performance Plus night raci ial green in the 2nd race of the A fine field of 30 cars took the init ionals as Mario Clair was the early Gaetan Chip Stand Canadian Nat move to take third from Michel leader. Dale Planck made a good is in fourth. The leaders got into Chicoine on lap 4 as Joel Doiron ks. The top 4 was racing together heavy traffic with 10 laps in the boo were completed. Planck slipped in these conditions as already 15 laps t on the leader. With a quarter of by Dingwall 3 laps later and set sigh ll, Chris Raabe and Joel Doiron the feature done, Clair, Planck, Dingwa on lap 29 for the Dany Bilodeau. was the top 5. The yellow came out be followed suit in taking third. Planck jumped to the lead as Chris Raa just before Lee Miller spun out on Raabe used a lap car to take second Clair, Dingwall and Doiron was lap 46. At the halfway, Planck, Raabe, in front with Raabe still strong in the top 5. On the green, Planck still Brian McDonald caused the third second as Clair was running in third. turn 4. On the restart, a tough caution as he went out the track in broke at the rear end of his car break for Chris Raabe something in third, yellow was out on lap 72. giving second to Dingwall and Clair Dingwall had a good start and Green was back with 25 laps to go, Cornwall points leader remained showed his nose to Planck but the Miller stopped. Planck still in the in front for 2 more laps when Lee top 5 and passed Ladouceur for lead as Carey Terrance cracked the ert had a flat tire and the race fourth. With 20 laps to go, David Heb Clair back in second using the slowed down. Planck in the lead with rth behind Dingwall. Clair was top lane as Ladouceur is running fou with a dozen laps to go, the leader now on the backbumper of Planck cars and gain distance on Clair. made a gutsy move between two lap ay with only 5 laps to go. Clair had Marc Therrien went off the speedw over Planck as a great battle for a great start and regained the lead ll. Clair wins the race over Planck, third between Terrance and Dingwa rounds out the top 5. Dingwall, Terrance and Danny O’Brien k after the modifieds, JeanThe 20-lap SpeedSTR took the trac Yannick Mathieu and Eric Boisvert. Nicolas Gareau was the leader with Boisvert lost several positions. A Mathieu Daigle took third as Eric together when Yannick Mathieu good battle as the top 3 was racing gle has a strong start on the green rolled over and the red was out. Dai gle loses ground and Gareau wins and takes the lead over Gareau. Dai athan Archambault completes the feature as Andre Manny and Jon the podium. the 20-lap Alexandria Home Steve Johnston led the way in n Oakes and Stéphane Lebrun Hardware Pro-Stock feature as Dio es was running side by side for made their way to the top 3. As Oak third. Oakes was the new leader the lead, Stabler was in the hunt for to go. Oakes was in the lead as just as the caution was out with 9 laps Lebrun in third with 5 laps to be Joey Ladouceur took second and es but he spun him and caution completed. Ladouceur passed Oak Ryan Stabler was now in the lead was out, Oakes was sent to the back. nd feature in a row in front of with 3 laps to go. Stabler wins his seco the top 3. Lebrun and Jocelyn Roy completes Realty Sportsman feature had The 20-lap Tracy Wheeler Storm Mike Stacey and Corey Winter. Adam Rozon to the lead in front of his way through the top 5 as he Points leader Chris Herbison made t. Herbison took second on the quickly grab third at the halfway poin able lead. Rozon saw his huge following lap as Rozon had a comfort with only 6 laps to go. Herbison cap vanished as a caution occurred lead as Corey Wheeler was now used the outside lane to get the on slipped to fourth. Herbison second with Dylan Evoy in third as Roz

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SEEKING MORE SPORTS Saturday night’s alright for Cornwall League Back in 2004-05, the National Hockey wiped out locked out its players and eventually the entire season. fans. But, It was a long winter for local hockey the Cornwall there was a silver lining that winter as . Comets moved into the Civic Complex Quebec Senior AA Hockey League, Say what you want about the former it gave local fans something to which was a farce most of the time, but er a dull moment when Pat Allard watch on Saturday nights. There was nev ley Arena. and Co. were on the ice at the Ed Lum looming and once again, there’s a Coincidentally, there is another lockout icaine de Hockey’s Cornwall River new team in town: The Ligue Nord-Amer Kings. , Cornwall fans will have awesome “No matter what happens with the NHL rtainment this winter,” said Mitch hockey to watch with plenty of ente the River Kings. Gagne, director of hockey operations with doubt this team can draw an With better quality hockey, there’s no Complex. That number will surely average of 2,500 fans per game to the r beloved Habs, Leafs or Sens on rise if local hockey fans can’t watch thei Saturday’s nights.

Scott on, Philadelphia Flyers power forward FANTASY HART: Heading into last seas l of one GM’s out there. He missed a grand tota Hartnell was a great fantasy option for penalty averaging 51 points, 186 shots, 147 game in his three previous seasons, those ard rew that t those numbers in leagues minutes and a +7 rating. You can’t bea you and l Hartnell stepped it up to a new leve four categories equally. But last season, with t valuable forwards in fantasy hockey could argue that he was one of the mos le rating. Philly rewarded the former Nashvil 67 points, 232 shots, 136 pims and a +19 million extension. Predator this week with a 6-year $28.5 are season is lost in Toronto when all fans JAYS GREATS: You know the baseball in look great’s team. Well, as Jays fans yet aga talking about is the Blue Jays all-time tt (C), Whi e Erni : ition for all-time greats by pos forward to next year, here are my picks (3B), s linik Mul , Tony Fernandez (SS), Rance Carlos Delgado (1B), Roberto Alomar (2B) y ada Carter (RF), Paul Molitor (DH), Roy Hall George Bell (LF), Devon White (CF), Joe ud mentions go to Pat Borders (C), John Oler (P) and Tom Henke (Closer). Honourable e Dav , (RF) en Gre wn , Jose Bautista (RF), Sha (1B), Kelly Gruber (3B), Vernon Wells (CF) both or one of my 11 choices, six were a part Stieb (P) and Duane Ward (Closer). Of championship teams from 1992-93. truth. ly tell if Roger Clemens is telling the ROCKET RETURNS: You can never real e like nam a up e eters (you can’t even mak After signing on with the Sugar Land Ske ther ano at Clemens insisted he isn’t looking that) of the Atlantic League this week, k for can still pitch and he says he’s simply bac shot in the big leagues. He believes he cy and trying to rebuild his name and his lega the love of the game. To me, Clemens is er is care His 50. of h in the majors at the age what better way to do that then to pitc was he is still in doubt even though certainly hall-of-fame worthy, but that is justice. Whatever his reasons may be, he acquitted of perjury and obstruction of er – the Houston Astros (one of his four form certainly grabbing plenty of attention his e mak to set is a look at Clemens, who teams) have even sent a scout to have first start this weekend.

Cornwall athlete becomes National Freediving Champion

Cassandria De Bellefeuille, a Cornwall resident, won the 2012 Canadian Depth Nationals. The national freediving championship, sanctioned by the worldwide federation for breathhold diving, was held Saturday August 11 and Sunday August 12 at the Flintkote quarry in Thetford-Mines. Each day, competitors from all over the country had one attempt in one of three freediving depth discipline: constant weight with fins (CWT), no fins (CNF), and free immersion (FIM). In “constant weight”, athletes must dive down and come back up along a cable without touching it, while in “free immersion” they can actually pull themselves on the cable. Competing freedivers must announce in advance the depth they are trying to reach, and must bring back a small tag proving they actually reached the announced depth. AIDA Canada, Canadian branch of the “Association Internationale pour le Developpement de l'Apnée”, a worldwide organization that manages competitive freediving events at the international level and approves national and world records, was overseeing the athletes' safety while making sure all the performances adhered to various rules and regulations of this sport. Cornwall resident Cassandria De Bellefeuille dove down the 33 meters (108 feet) on a single breath of air using only her monofin, a type of swimfin typically used in freediving. It consists of a single surface attached to footpockets for both of the free-diver's feet. She had been training for many months at the NAV Center swimming pool in preparation for her performance, and more lately at the Trout quarry. “I hope that my performance will draw attention to this beautiful but lesser-known sport. I am very happy about the outcome of the championship and really proud to be living in a city that offers access to amazing training facilities. I am now set on achieving much greater depths and really eager to compete at the international level.”, said De Bellefeuille.

an Ricky Romero’s confidence has to be at LEFTY’S STRUGGLING: Blue Jays ace with ts star 11 last on 8-1, is now 0-10 in all-time low. Romero, who began the seas a 5.63 ERA for the season, isn’t the only a 7.69 ERA. Romero, who is now 8-11 with cisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum is also lefty struggling terribly this year. San Fran ng winner is 7-13 with a 5.30 ERA. having an off year. The two-time Cy You swirling around that New York Rangers PIPER’S POINT: Rumours have been club HC Davos if there is indeed an NHL forward Rick Nash will play for Swiss (or have to say, if the season is cancelled lockout. Nash denied the report but I . play ers play e t care less where thes even shortened for that matter) I couldn’ perspoints @pi Twitter:

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Cornwall Square Back to School Fashion Show a Tremendous Success

The Cornwall Square Back to School Fashion Show was a tremendous success with over 200 spectators! The Cornwall Square would like to thank everyone who helped make the event so successful: MCs Jimmy Kalaitzis and Sue Stewart from Variety 104.5, Stacy McPhail DJ Sound, Jason Setnyk for the photography, Bruce Wickham for the decor, Beat Central Dance Company (BCDC) for the entertainment, and all of the participating stores, managers and models!

Submitted Article and Photos by Jason Setnyk.

A nice crowd attended the

Third Annual Juried Photography Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Night on Thursday. The exhibit, taking place from August 23rd to October 5th features more than 50 artists, including our very own Jason Setnyk. Local Musicians Mar k A. MacDonald and the "Cecilmeister" (seen below) cheerfully entertained the crowd with their live music performance while ladies and gents walked through the displays.

You can vote for the people’s choice by visiting the art gallery anytime during the exhibit. The Local Seeker wants to extend their good luck wishes to all. The Cornwall Regional Art Gallery is located at 168 Pitt Street. Left: Jason Setnyk’s photo kicked off a great line-up. Above: Joshua McMichael stands in front of his favourite photo

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Birds of a feather soar together that Have you ever had someone in your life was it ther whe , you was critical or jealous of er care or l in relationship, financia r, orke co-w successes? Have you ever had a to friend or relative who seemed content see you fail? less advice that Have you been the recipient of end n - away from your dreams? seems to lead you in only one directio ice were raised in an Maybe the people offering the adv aps they never seized the environment that nurtured fear. Perh ms. They offer their opinion opportunity to follow their own drea based on their own fears, and although it is well-meaning, it is y aren’t seeing beyond their disappointments and insecurities. The own ego.

Cornwall Dog Park Association - CDPA Presents

2nd Annual Pet Idol! -- Woofest 2012 Saturday Oct 6th, 2012 - Lamoureux Park

Calling all dogs! Do you have talent? Do you have charisma? Do you have confidence? Can you entertain?

appy with themselves and Then, there are those who are just unh once those around them their own life, and only seem satisfied k and toxic. feel equally unhappy. Their energy is blea


someone positive and When you are in the presence of ut yourself and the abo suppor tive, you tend to feel better person can offer valuable outcome of your situations. This type of sess an energy that leaves advice and encouragement. They pos you feeling revitalized.

Ask your owner to enter you in our canine talent show! Win prizes along with community recognition that you are Cornwall’s Top Dog!

blow smoke and tell you You may come across people who will that is NOT the same what they think you want to hear, but refreshing. feeling. Genuine support feels REAL and

supportive. Perhaps they Some people have no idea how to be ouragement. Maybe the were never taught how to show enc clueless and has no idea person you are seeking support from is icating to them what what you expect from them. Try commun ship. you are hoping to get out of the relation

WANT SOME HELP TO GET READY? Pawsitively Fit – will be hosting free talent training workshops just for you. Contact us at Hurry and enter soon as spaces are limited!


t and not oppose your If you’d like for them to just remain quie re positive words of ideas and plans - just ask. If you desi you’d like a encouragement and support - ask. If you what second opinion - ask. If they cannot give re. you need, it is time to look elsewhe essarily have Encouragement and support don’t nec , great help to come from friends and family. In fact nothing in can come from near-strangers, with similar life a had common other than having friends are e clos experience. Sometimes family and ation to offer overprotective and too close to a situ unbiased advice or encouragement. ul source of A career mentor can be a wonderf or counselor h coac strength and support. A solid life interests best r can offer balanced guidance with you if al the fit is in mind. Support groups can be benefici good. ple who want When you surround yourself with peo lose! Don’t sibly to see you succeed, you can’t pos these from n miss out on the opportunity to lear graciously and ngth magnificent people. Draw on their stre ght into your life. accept the gifts that they have brou ortunity to pay it Someday, life will give YOU the opp forward! musician, cancer Sara Murphy is a freelance journalist, mom. To reach and r survivor, community cheerleade il Sara for questions or comments, ema You can also visit her websites at or

Get ready for Pet Idol at Cornwall Woofest 2012 – Saturday October 6th in Lamoureux Park! Now our committee has heard rumblings that there are still a few of you folks out there who may not attend because you are afraid of dogs…grrrr! Sylvie Hanton owner of Pawsitively Fit, and our Pet Idol Coach is here to rescue your fear. She is promoting an organization called “Be A Tree Program”. This is a dog bite prevention seminar for school age children that focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around their own dog and strange dogs. Attention teachers, why not invite Sylvie to your school to present this free and very important program. Visit to learn more, or contact Sylvie at: Bravo Sylvie, you’ve saved the day for our festival! In fact it’s not too late to enter our Pet Idol competition, and grab some free extra tutoring each Thursday at 6:30 PM in Lamoureux Park by the public boat launch. Sylvie is seen here with her hands full of future Idol stars. Owners were taught some basic techniques when it comes to training your dog to do various tricks. “I’m having lots of fun!” said Jo Snoeks with her dog Mitzy the silver Schnauzer seen in the front of the photo. “She is a great pooch and is already well trained when it comes to obedience, but Sylvie’s technique will bring her to a whole new level.” So what are you waiting for dog owners? Get involved and join the fun! Contact us at to learn how you can become Cornwall’s next “Pet Idol Star”.

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