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Vol. 3, Issue 37 October 5, 2012


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Saturday - 1st Annual Cornwall WOOFEST

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FOR SALE: white oak dining room set, one leaf, 6 chairs and 2 captain chairs, buffet with light inside, paid $6,000, asking $2,000. Telephone 613-932-8696. FOR SALE: Gypsy camping trailer, $3,500. Call 613-938-6152.

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EYE ON SOCIETY by Jason Setnyk

Arts and Culture News Cornwall art scene is buzzing! From a new Arts Council, to Apples and Arts, lots of concerts, and the 30th Anniversary of the Art Gallery coming soon... Who says nothing happens in Cornwall?! The local arts and culture scene is buzzing! Eye on Society highlights alot of the news and happenings in and around Cornwall, Ontario. This column focuses on the highlights of arts and culture, the environment, and social justice - all important things in our community (and any community) that deserve some focus and attention. This information is compiled from different sources and brought together in one comprehensive easy-to-read column.

"All For Nothing" Yoga at the Benson Centre Fundraiser! This event takes place Monday, October 8, 2012 from 2:00pm until 3:00pm at the Benson Centre. Lisa Blanchard and Rene Bourget will be appearing on the Home Renovation show All for Nothing, that airs nationally on the W Network. The show's concept is this: participants have 13 days to increase the property value of their home by renovating areas of concern. The participants must do this "All for Nothing", meaning they must raise money, barter services, beg, etc... to offset the costs of the renovations. Money spent will be deducted from the new list price of the house and may mean the difference between winning or losing, as it is the family that raises their home value the most by spending the least that wins the competition. You are all invited to be on TV (as the film crew will be on hand to film this Fundraiser), and be a participant in the Yoga Fundraiser. This is a perfect opportunity to come out and try Yoga, and be on TV! The suggested minimum donation is $10 and part of the proceeds will also be given to the non-profit organization, "Champion for Kids". Spirit Tree Yoga Studio is hoping this will become an annual event (like the event at Parliament Hill in Ottawa), wherein next year money raised will be given to a local charity. So please come out and support two of your own on this TV show! Let's show the country what a great place Cornwall is, and how supportive the community is in helping out it's citizens! Let's go Cornwall! Winston Marley Release Debut CD Call off the Search! Here is an article by Bob Peters posted on Choose Cornwall's website: The Cornwall music scene is red-hot, and local band Winston Marley is adding to the heat with the release of their debut full-length CD entitled Call off the Search. The album features 9 original songs, and offers a sound that is unique in the Cornwall music scene. “You might describe our style as Heinz 57,” laughs drummer Ron Piquette. “We have meshed all our influences - rock, ska, funk, bluegrass - into one sound. We’re all huge fans of music and I think you can really hear that.” Mr. Piquette and lead singer Joel Plamondon formerly played with each other in the Cornwall band Heroes Fall. Bassist Marc Brault was in the band Lovely Leprechauns. A couple of years ago the three Cornwall natives started jamming together with other local musicians. “We had a lot of fun just playing all kinds of music,” recalls Mr. Piquette. “We had a lot of other musicians come and go but we really solidified our sound when it was just the three of us. That led to the idea of forming Winston Marley and putting our own stamp on the Cornwall music scene.” The new album offers something for everyone with the ska-funk vibe of the track .45. The next song takes a sharp veer with the mariachi-style opening horns of Amberlene. Another standout song is the first track, Call off the Search – with its hooky groove and anthemic chorus. The track (Step Into) offers a duet between Joel Plamondon and Anna Marie Newton, while fans might recognize the song Sneaky Pete from the soundtrack of the movie 10 Days Across Canada. Call off the Search was recorded here in Cornwall at Dreambuilder Studios, engineered by RJ Mitchell and mastered by Roy

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Nichol from April Wine. Mr. Piquette says the band has been really pleased with the reaction to the album so far. “Everybody is really impressed by the sound. Even my kids (8 and 5) are singing along already!” The band is officially releasing the CD on October 6th at the La Maison Tavern in Cornwall. Admission is $10 and includes a copy of the CD. “The CD release is going to be a great show. Mike Lalonde will be joining us playing the horns, Ryan O’Neil on guitar and Anna Newton will also join us on stage for her duet with Joel,” says Mr. Piquette. “Coldrift and Part Time Pilgrims will be opening the show. It’s going be a great night for local music!” If you can’t wait that long to the see the band live, you can check them out at the Pack Walk fundraising event September 29 in Cornwall’s waterfront Lamoureux Park. Winston Marley’s debut CD Call off the Search is available via the band’s website, iTunes and at Melody Music on Pitt Street in Downtown Cornwall. A tour in support of the new album is expected to be announced in the near future. Excellent article Bob! Be sure to see Winston Marley and get their CD for $10 on Saturday, October 6 at La Maison with special guests Coldrift and The Part Time Pilgrims. The show starts at 10:00pm.

The Environment Cornwall Transit offering discounts for students in October and November! Students can save big by riding Cornwall Transit in October and November. For the third consecutive year, the City transit service is offering students a discount on monthly passes and 10-ride tickets during the months of October and November. During these two months, students can purchase a monthly pass for just $40 (as opposed to the regular price of $54), while 10-ride tickets will cost only $12 compared to the regular price of $19. The goal of the promotion is to encourage more highschool and college students to use public transit on a regular basis as they continue to settle into a new school year. "A monthly bus pass allows for unlimited rides throughout the City," said Len Tapp, Transit Division Manager. "This is a great opportunity for students and we encourage them to take advantage of it." Original monthly bus passes must be purchased at the Cornwall Transit office on Second Street West (where a photo of the passenger will be taken), however renewal passes and 10-ride tickets are available in a variety of locations around the city. For more information on Cornwall Transit, visit their website: Cornwall Transit Customer Survey! This survey is designed to assist Cornwall Transit in assessing how it is performing and examine potential transportation needs in Cornwall. Whether you use the service or not, we would appreciate your participation in completing the following questionnaire. Help us help you! Only one survey per customer please. Surveys must be complete and submitted by October 31, 2012. All survey information is confidential. Please provide your name and telephone number for a chance to win a monthly bus pass! Get a copy of the survey on the bus or fill it out online here: Fall leaf and yard waste collection from September 17 to November 30! The City of Cornwall’s Fall leaf and yard waste collection has been extended by four weeks in order to give residents more time to participate in the program. Fall leaf and yard waste collection will begin on Monday, September 17 and continue until Friday, November 30 - a period of 11 weeks. “By extending the program, we hope to collect even more leaf and yard waste, and that will help in our overall goal of diverting waste from the City Landfill,” said Nicole Robertson, Solid Waste Supervisor. Residents are asked to place leaf and yard waste in compostable paper bags or returnable containers only. The waste will be collected on residents’ regular waste collection day by a separate designated truck, and residents are asked to have it at the curb prior to 7:00 am. Clean wood, trees, branches, brush and hedges can’t be composted with the City’s leaf and yard waste. As a result, residents are asked to keep it separate and tie it in small bundles for collection. In 2011, the City collected and received a total of 907 tonnes of leaf and yard waste, which was unloaded at a separate location at the City Landfill site. The material is turned over to create a rich compost material that is offered to residents free of charge for use in their gardens. The compost material is available for free pick-up at the Landfill throughout the year. Continued next page

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Waterfront Digs for Morrisburg Dog Park

Alyssa Blais hopes more women will get involved in municipal politics! According to the website, "We want to encourage & empower women to enter into municipal politics. Don’t let the

By Bob Sloan, Cornwall Dog Park Association Chair

Cornwall Woofest welcomes Morrisburg’s Waterfront Dog Park! Volunteers and founders Tracy Veinotte and Janeen Wagemans (photo right) are thrilled to be invited by us for the day, and will have several duties to perform at our event including judging dogs at the 2nd Annual Pet Idol Show. Come and visit them at the Cornwall Dog Park Associations booth, where they will not only be promoting their park, but will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding off-leash dog parks. They do have one clear message to remind all: that it’s a park for people…and their dogs.

With more than a year of operation under their belt they certainly have their own findings to tell, and some of them might surprise you. There is no question the park has had a positive impact on the community, especially when it comes to the connections it has made between neighbours, just by randomly exposing each other through their dogs. Friendships and fellowships form regularly as neighbours now have an easy opportunity to socialize. It’s common to see folks texting before their visit to see who’s at the park, and if Fido’s lucky he might just get a walk tonight. They chuckle at the Great Danes group, where someone sends out a text with a time to meet, then out of the blue tons of cars arrive at the same time and the park fills up with these gentle giants – park patrons say it’s really cool to witness.

next municipal election pass you by. While women make up over 52 per cent of the Canadian population, only 25% of the country’s elected municipal representatives are females. We need more women involved in all aspects of municipal government decision-making. Voting affects electoral outcomes, and we need more women to vote in municipal elections. Participating in public consultations is important because the information obtained from these meetings is used to make important public decisions. Women who sit on committees and boards contribute to decision-making that makes their communities better places in which to live. Senior municipal staff can have a significant impact on how decisions are made. As a member of Council you have the very important job of setting the policy direction for your municipality. We will be holding a series of classes starting October 17 at the Cornwall Public Library. Come join us to learn the skills you need to run for council. Each workshop will be hands-on, interactive and feature speakers from the media, local council and a success coach! Registration is now open. Class size is small. Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:15 pm. Commitment to attend all sessions in a series is preferred. Cost of a series is $25." The dates are: Oct 17, Nov 7, Nov 21, Dec 5, and Dec 12. To register or for more info visit the website here:

Another phenomenon is the endless opportunities to meet people from all walks of life that you normally may not have a chance to meet. You could find yourself in conversation with a truck driver, doctor, cashier or even a tourist at any given time. More evidence supporting the social aspect of the park is revealed especially when you see groups standing around like you would at a pub night - instead of a bottle of beer in hand, it’s a Timmy’s - and everyone is just enjoying the moment together. Nothing wrong with that, and meanwhile, did we forget Fido is zipping around chasing Fifi?

There seems to be a brotherhood that has formed here too, as the expected mountain of doggy doo…didn’t happen. It seems the patrons have united, and made sure everyone follows the rules. This has kept their park clean, trouble-free and civilized…bravo Morrisburg, this gets you top marks on your report card. At first there was the usual apprehension about potential noise from barking or nasty smells that would disturb nearby residences, but this has not been the case. Neither have aggressive dog behavior or attacks been an issue. In fact, some nearby protesting families have decided to get a dog, and join in on all the fun! The park did come with a handsome price tag, but the look and appeal are so pleasing and welcomed by all that the extra costs were clearly a wise investment. Vienotte wishes they had a better way to record all the visitors from out of town, as they have met people from all over including the United States. Posted on the local highways are signs announcing this service, and visitors tell them this is the reason they stopped here, and are even more impressed when they see the quality of this park. Vienotte quickly points out that these visitors shop, buy gas, use restaurants, and stay in hotels, which means the cost of the park is shared fairly amongst the community. This makes good business sense.

Janeen, who is a retired school teacher, can’t believe how little there is for her to do in order to maintain the park now that the fundraising stage is over. Compared to the workload they had over the 5 ½ years leading up to the grand opening, the day to day stuff is a cinch. For the tenacious commitment that these two ladies have made on behalf of their community, why not drop in at our Cornwall Woofest, and say “hi”?! And if you own a dog, make sure you say “thanks” too. Now go and take Fido for a walk!

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Fall is just such an amazing season, my favorite one by far. Always so magical, breathtaking really, with all of its wonderful colours at every turn. It is also a magical time for our awesome community to come together for a great cause. “We 3 Girls” is putting on its 3rd annual, 2012 Trunk Sale & Pamper Me Party, MS Fundraiser at Marlin’s Orchards. This will take place on Sunday, November 4, 11:00am to 4:00pm. It is a great way to get in some early Christmas shopping all under one roof. This will be my second time as a vendor and I am thrilled! I will offer all of my organic homemade goods as well as a gluten-free selection. Come early, say “hi”, and support a great cause.

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October will be a busy month for me as well; -I will be hosting a series of mini-cooking seminars at a local Senior Centre, demonstrating how easy and inexpensive it really can be to prepare great recipes on a budget.

-I’ve been invited back to The Boys and Girls Club kitchen, this time with the Teens. It will be great to get these young adults interested and involved in preparing awesome, healthy recipes! At the same time great cooperation and confidence comes alive! -My first cooking seminar of the new season on Saturday, October 20….woohoo! I am not a nutritionist but I have learned to maintain my weight loss for the last 5 years with easy, everyday choices that I am prepared to share with you. I have battled with weight issues for a large part of my life. It is really a learning process from the inside out, you have to do this in baby steps and be prepared to structure and organize your life to make all of this an easier process. You have to want to change your lifestyle to better it on a long-term basis. It is not a quick fix, it is a way of life. You need to realize that you can live your best life ever, once you learn to put yourself first and believe that you are worth the positive outcome. These are all things that I have had to put into place in my everyday life to be able to go on living a healthy lifestyle.

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This is not a magic pill, it is hard work and you have to be determined and have the will to make changes in your life. Getting rid of all negatives in your life (situations, people, hate, jealousy, etc…); things that you need to deal with (anger, pain, divorce, abuse, etc….); figuring out when and why you eat (social, emotional, boredom, fitting in, etc…). These are all questions that you will need to ask yourself and answer honestly - not an easy task but definitely a must if you want to truly move on in a healthy way.

There are still a few spots available for my healthy eating cooking seminar on Saturday, November 10 1:00pm to 4:00pm. If you are interested please contact me at or call me at 613-931-3119. I will gladly give you more details. It is a great way to get on the right track to eating healthy - consider it at least a step in the right direction. I demonstrate easy, healthy recipes, you taste test these (bring your appetite) and so much more. After the seminar, I e-mail you all of the recipes and information. It has truly been a life-changing experience for many. I just want to let you know that I am truly going to give my 150% to be at the last day of the market (The Brick Parking) on Saturday, October 6, 7:00am to noon, rain or shine (even though this article is submitted a week ahead of time and my TH I S lower back injury is still healing). It will all depend on how my week goes, unfortunately I cannot predict this. You have all become such a huge part of my Saturday morning and I sincerely appreciate and thank you for your weekly visits to my vendor’s tent. I hope to have added some natural goodness to your life .

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Chantal Pilon-Dupuis, 35 Last week: 247.8 lbs This week: 246.2

Kim Terhorst, 46, Medical Secretary Last week: 237.4 lbs. This week: 234.8 TE BO AM WE DY IG LO HT 1.98 SS %


River Kings

Adèle Wilson, 31 Last week: 226.8 lbs.This week: 225.4 Rod Wilson, 31 Last week: 220.2 lbs This week: 217.2

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Stephanie McDonald, 27 Last week: 234.6 lbs.This week: 232.2 Stephanie Lalonde, 41, Last week: 196.2 lbs.This week: 193


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Steven St-Pierre, 37 Last week: 227.4 lbs.This week: 221.8 Suzanne Ménard, 49 Last week: 228.2 lbs.This week: 223.2

MacEwen Petroleum

Micheline Sabourin, 46 Last week: 256.2 lbs.This week: 254.4 Roxane Villeneuve, 38 Last week: 168.4 lbs.This week: 168.4


Place St-Laurent Developments

Andgela Pilon Last week: 188.6 lbs.This week: 187 Danielle Lebrun, 17 Last week: 202.8 lbs.This week: 199

Farm Boy

Julie Lascelle, 30 Last week: 199.8 lbs.This week: 195.2 Chantal Kaddie, 27 Last week: 194.8 lbs.This week: 190.4



Clean-All Environmental Services

Lauree Carrière, 37 Last week: 265.6 lbs.This week: 262.8

Jennifer Quenneville, 33 Last week: 250.4 lbs.This week: 246.4 Martine Quenneville, 55z Last week: 250.8 lbs.This week: 247.6


Malyon Excavation

Michael Rowan, 46 Last week: 381.6 lbs.This week: 370.6 Mitchell Zappitelli, 30 Last week: 361.2 lbs.This week: 358.4

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The winning team this week is GRANTMARION. They lost a total of 10.6 pounds and 4.65% loss of their body weight.

Each team member received 4 Skating passes and 4 Swimming passes from the City of Cornwall, flowers from Roy's Florist and gift certificate from Roy's.

The 20 participants lost a total of 66.6 pounds in the second week of the Challenge. Dr. Cardinal and Tom Irvine are very proud of the contestants.

At Home Challenge - Seeker Team Seeker Chicks Julia and Mai-Liis are taking on the challenge! Every week, they will try to make healthy food choices and get out and exercise. They are joining the hundreds of people who are taking on the BODY TEAM T LOSS H “At Home Challenge” of Cornwall’s Biggest WEIG .17% 0 Weight Loser. Follow their progress in the pages of the Local Seeker, every Friday. Julia Lucio, 41, Seeker Chick Last week: 148.5 lbs.This week: 148 Thoughts: I find it hard to stay stimulated.

Mai-Liis Renaud, 51, Seeker Chick Last week: 138 lbs.This week: 138 Thoughts: I need to ake the time and schedule in exercise regularly.

The organizers of Cornwall’s Biggest Weight Loser are encouraging anyone at home looking to shed some weight to attend the weekly weigh-ins and to take up the challenge from home. Anyone who is weighed will have their weight recorded weekly and the Biggest-WeightLoser- from-home by the end of the 14 weeks is eligible to win $500.

Good Luck to all the at-home teams!

Rebecca Matte, 25 Last week: 213 lbs.This week: 211.4




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1 lb. pkg. of local Stormont ground beef sold in my store, Sharyn's Pantry 1 tbsp. minced garlic or minced garlic in oil 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt 2 medium-sized onions, chopped fine 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 1- 680 ml. can of tomato sauce, divided (or use your homemade) 1 cup of cooked rice 1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped fine (or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme) 4 cups of shredded cabbage (this is about 1/2 of a small cabbage) 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh sage leaves (or 1/4 tsp. dried sage leaves) 1 tbsp. brown sugar 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (less or more to taste) 1- 1/2 tsp. rubbed oregano

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese METHOD: -In a frying pan, saute the ground beef along with the minced onion and garlic. Cook until the ground beef is browned with no pink showing. Break up the beef with a wooden spoon. -To this, add 1 cup of the tomato sauce, along with thyme, sage, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. -Stir in the cupful of cooked rice. -In a bowl, shred the cabbage using a box grater, or slice it by hand or use your food processor. You will use 4 cups, give or take a bit. -Using no-stick spray, grease a 2 litre casserole baking dish which has a cover. -Now begin to assemble your casserole: -Begin with 1/3 of the volume of the shredded cabbage in the casserole -Next, 1/2 of the volume of the beef and rice mixture -Next, 1/3 volume of the shredded cabbage -Then the remaining beef and rice mixture -Top with the last of the shredded cabbage -Pour the remaining tomato sauce evenly over the cabbage layer -Sprinkle this with the brown sugar and 1-1/2 tsp. rubbed oregano -Place the lid on the casserole and bake the casserole for 45 minutes in a 375 degree F oven. -After this time, remove the lid and sprinkle the top with the mozzarella cheese and continue to bake, uncovered for about 10 minutes longer or until the cheese melts and begins to brown slightly.

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-This casserole serves 6 and is delicious! Enjoy!

Thanksgiving This weekend is Thanksgiving and a time to reflect on all of the good things in our lives, to spend time with loved ones and to welcome Fall and prepare for cooler temperatures. It is also the time where college and university-bound students return home and get the extended weekend to share stories of their new lives. For years, this was not an overly significant time. Sure, I’d give thanks for all of my blessings and enjoy the festivities and good food that accompany it, but now that we are scattered, it will be a time to come home and spend time with family. My son Brad left for college in Belleville, and although I saw him once briefly in mid-September, this is his first trip back to Cornwall. My nieces may not be able to join us, since one is working and the other may not be able to return in time. I have spent every weekend in Cornwall working to prepare my home for sale, and this weekend will be no exception; but there will be time to spend together as a family. I have extra reasons to be grateful this year. My son has left for college and is studying a program he really enjoys, stretching his natural talent and forging new skills. I started a new position in a new town; I have discovered the people that really matter. Not that I didn’t know before, but there are people that rose to the occasion when I needed help and I will forever be grateful. Spending time going back and forth between two cities, has made me realize the real value of roots, the necessities in life and how to make the most of my time. I have changed. It was inevitable, but they are changes for the better. I have never been good at asking for help, but

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I learned that sometimes you have to and sometimes you need to accept the hand that is extended to you. I also discovered the importance of giving back. Upon downsizing my home, I discovered that I had too much stuff. By reducing the size of the place in which I live, I had to make some tough decisions as to what stayed and what went. This resulted in many things being left behind. I thought of my options and in the end, I gave most of it away. It is heartwarming to see the joy it can bring to others when you give them something. I donated carloads of items to various groups and organizations; to our church tea; my school and most of my favourite treasures went to friends and family. I was really feeling overwhelmed this weekend when I returned. My handyman was going away and several things still needed to be done - cramming it into a few days a week was not enough. My family pitched in and helped during the week when I could not be there, and my mom and dad helped on weekends as well as during the week. My longtime high-school friend that I lost touch with for years - who now lives in Kingston and helped me move - has been my main contact in my new town. She made her way back to Cornwall this weekend to help with the final push so we could list the house. We spent the weekend side by side, she painted as I cleared the last of the upstairs rooms and we cleaned the house. That is real friendship and I am grateful to her. Her father who also is a handyman helped with a few of the unfinished projects. In all, the weekend was spent working hard, and as I drove back to Kingston, I couldn't help but smile. Exhausted as I was, as the rain drifted down, I understood the real meaning of family and friends. I give thanks every day, but this Thanksgiving, I realize I am truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving! Follow Kris Ward’s Blog at:

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FRIDAY, OCT 5 Fish & Chips from 4:30 pm. RCAFA Wing 424, 240 Water St. W. Also serving clam chowder, fish rolls & more! Lunch With A Water View Served Wednesday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm. RCAFA Wing 424, 240 Water St. W.

SATURDAY, OCT 6 Country Harvest Pottery Show MISCELLANEOUS Saturday, October 6th - Monday, October 8th Summerstown, South Glengarry Cornwall Woofest and Pet Idol in Lamoureux Park. Family fun with entertainment, food, great prizes & much more! Visit for all the details Crusaders in Motion - 5 km, 10 km run & 2 km Walk. Registration at 8 am. Char Lan District High School, Williamstown. To register visit: Dance to Music by Lil’Debbit 8pm to 12 am at the Moose Lodge

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Night from 7 pm to 9 pm. 216 Montreal Rd. Panel discussion on the healing journey with you. Call: 613.936.1455 for more information Bereaved Families of Ontario Children's Support Group, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm from October 15th to November 26th. Call 613.936.1455 to register before Wednesday, October 10th.

Breakfast 8 - 11 am at the Moose Lodge Officers Meeting at the Moose Lodge 1pm Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary - 11:00 CORNWALL WOOFEST LAMOUREUX a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Come and- enjoy Nature & PARK, Day followed by PET IDOL.children Wildlife 2012. $6.00 per person under 12 years are FREE.

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THURSDAY, OCT 11 TUESDAY, OCT 9 Cornwall Horticultural Club Monthly Meeting 7 pm. Navy Club, 30 6th St. E. Presentation: Diane Lunan, Trends in the Garden

WEDNESDAY, OCT 10 Ladies Auxilliary Euchre Party at 1:30pm. Blessed Sacramament Church Hall, 321 Tollgate Rd. E. Prizes & lunch served.

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The Cornwall Business Network is a fairly new group in Cornwall. At first glance, the group might seem similar to many other organizations, but a further look reveals that by offering members bi-weekly opportunities to network, giving members perks, promoting referrals from one another inside and outside the group and keeping tracks of the leads given to date, it stands out from other groups. But there is more.

Wanting to be an active supporter of small enterprises in the community, CBN has recently launched the CBN CASH MOBS. Every month, CBN members break away from their more formal business meeting to visit a breakfast place, bringing an average of 20-25 individuals to the location. After breakfast, CBN members are invited to visit a nearby business and spend $5 to $10 on site. The general public is strongly encouraged to join members at these Cash Mobs.


Please support your community and join CBN at the next CASH MOB October 10 - 8am Family Corner Restaurant followed by a visit to Sharyn's Pantry at 9am

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ART SEEKERS by Sandra Taylor Hedges

SEEKING THE ARTS . SEEKING THE ARTS The Responsible Artist When we think of the term “Responsible” the image of an Artist isn’t the first thing that pops into your mind, it may not even be on the short list of people in society that we equate being responsible with. It is my opinion that we Artists have been given a bad rap because of a few irresponsible people that may have just been that way whether they were an artist or an accountant. The problem comes when we, the artist, start to believe this crap and add it to our list of eccentricities’. I myself have met a few of these creative souls that feel that they can show up or not; take care of something or not; even feel that making you wait for them is your problem not theirs thinking they can get away with it because “They are an Artist”. Well, I am here to tell you that this is the exception not the rule. Nothing irks me more than someone laughing it off when an artist is being irresponsible buy saying “Oh they are a true Artist” because this not fair to the many who are true professionals at what they do.

If you think about what the average artist will put up with; the hoops we jump through just to get our Art out there to the general public you may find that your opinion of us may shift ever so slightly. For example in order to produce a show whether it is an Art show or a stage performance, many hours of preparation have been spent in getting everything ready to put on the best show possible often with little or no extra hands to help. At the same time that Artist must often work at a “Real” job, take care of the day to day business of life and if they are a woman they are doing double duty with the home and children to add to the list. I am sorry guys but one of the main reasons that more male artists succeed at their careers is that their wives allow them to focus all their energy and time into moving their careers forward where as women artists are still thought of as hobby artists by their partners. The Artist that is trying to make a living at his or her Art often is seen as not really working, this was a challenge that I faced myself as my husband didn’t see at first that I needed to spend several hours a day working in the studio and teaching art classes to earn an income to cover my expenses, he only saw that house work was piling up while I was playing at my art. This is problem that many artists face if they are not fortunate enough to find success quickly after taking the leap into self employment. The real problem lies with the attitude of the public at what the value of what a Creative person gives to society in general. Before you make that snap judgment about artists being irresponsible people who couldn’t hold down a real job just take a moment, look around you and imagine how colourless and drab your world would be without the contribution of Dancers, Musicians, Designers, Actors, Visual Artists and of course Writers.

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

ATTENTION Everyone in the Arts and Culture Community Is excited to announce that every 8th issue we will be turning the Local Seeker into


with a special colour section to focus on all the great Art and Culture that we have right here in our community. So we are calling out to Artists, Musicians, Writers, Photographers, Actors, Dancers, Performers and everyone connected to Arts and Culture. We need to work together so send in your ads, articles, art samples and whatever you would like to showcase to our readers. Like Sandra says,

“ Imagine how colourless and drab your world would be without the contribution of Dancers, Musicians, Designers, Actors, Visual Artists and of course Writers.”

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Come add to our Arts Window! To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery invites all artists to help in the creation of a mosaic of art by submitting up to three original pieces on canvases or frames of square dimensions. Threedimensional pieces are also accepted. ACCEPTING WORK:

October 9 – 13, 2012, 10 am – 5 pm

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SEEKING THE ARTS . SEEKING THE ARTS I’ve been exploring like a kindergartener lately, and it’s reminding me every day and in the most fun moments of my painting exactly why it’s so important to allow for exploration at a young age. Just before writing this, I completed what is now one of my favourite art pieces. The houses in this “cityscape” aren’t perfect – in fact, they’re perfectly imperfect! Curved, colourful, missing windows and doors, with oddly shaped additions and smokestacks. Just taking the time to go back to one of the most popular “teacher art projects” – cityscapes – as an adult, has been important for me. I knew there were rules to ground me: there must be buildings, a sky line, and things must be proportioned. I was freed because of these rules, once I took the time to really think about it: what colours should I use? What style would the buildings be? Would it be day or night? What season? So many questions, boiled down into something so simple. Allowing your creativity to flow through some rules is a good thing. That’s why there are principles and elements of art. That’s why beautiful buildings can stand without toppling over. When you take the time to explore, you allow yourself to develop a sense of yourself – the colours and lines and shapes that make you drool – that excite you! If I didn’t set myself up with some rules, my art would look like a rainbow had barfed all over my canvas. But, by providing some structure and a focus for each piece, the rainbow barf is able to communicate something. But, I’m an adult. Unfortunately, throughout elementary school, most of the art we did was crafts, and there were rules that I could find no meaning for. I was shocked in high school when I found out that there were principles and elements – rules – that started to allow me to shape my ideas into something real. Fortunately, my parents let me explore crafts in my own way, in that I basically just did whatever I wanted with the materials I could find. I was up-cycling before it was cool. I remember bringing in a triangular prism that I’d made from a piece of paper and the stapler on my dad’s desk, for a kindergarten show and tell. Seriously. I don’t even think my parents knew. I demonstrated how to make this “craft” and was in my glory. The moral of the story is that you shouldn’t force your child to follow step-by-step instructions for crafts and art projects. Allow them to look at a masterpiece, talk about something – one thing – that stands out (the colour? The outlines? The way there are three of everything?), and let them explore that one thing. Teach them that when you paint, you hold the brush like a pencil, and then let it go. Let them colour outside of the lines, while they get their bearings on what they like. Why does it need to be perfect? Get them talking about what they made, how they made it, and what they like about it. Start the conversation, and you’ll be encouraging creativity in one of the most important ways. Just don’t let yourself criticize during the conversation. Another way to get the conversation going is to expose them to art and artists. This weekend at Lamoureux Park, there will be artists set up at Woof Fest with their original works, and many will be leading art and craft activities for kids! Get off Pinterest and experience creativity live! Patrick Guindon is a freelance artist and art teacher, who also teaches “regular subjects” full time. He is an author and illustrator and has created the Cornwall & Area Artist’s Network at him online at, on Twitter @123patrickg, or likehim at

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Dianne Buckner to Join 15 Other Bizfest Speakers By Bob Peters Excitement is building for this year’s

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This year's event offers over 15 great speakers sharing their expertise and experiences on a number of timely and important topics. “The Bizfest Committee has worked hard with Chamber staff to plan this event and secure some great speakers,” said Joey Gault, Event Chair. “We couldn't be happier with the agenda and the level of support we’ve received from our sponsors.”

Bizfest kicks off with renowned CBC journalist Dianne Buckner on Tuesday October 16. Buckner is best known as the host of a number of business-oriented programs including Venture and more recently, Dragons Den. She is currently host and executive-producer of a new business show for CBC News Network called Fortune Hunters. Fortune Hunters looks at new and emerging trends in business and marketing and how Canadian entrepreneurs are capitalizing on them. Bizfest attendees will have a chance to network with Ms. Buckner and other speakers Tuesday evening at “Marketplace Social” - a mashup of a small tradeshow, a cocktail reception and a marketplace.

The following day features a variety of workshops anchored by two keynote speakers, Denis Carr and Tyler Murree.

A multi-published author and international presenter, Denis Carr has assembled dynamic teams to direct positive change between diverse fields like genetic profiling, robotics, software design, knowledge brokering, social media, and behaviourial economics.

Tyler Murree is an accomplished actor and acting coach with a long list of credentials that include the stage, radio, television and film.

A variety of workshops will be held throughout the day on Wednesday: Sebastien Huard - Labour Laws – Employer Rights Melanie Martin - 3 Keys to Effective Email Marketing

Erin Lalonde & Angela Besner - Top 10 Tips to manage your $$ Dan Allaire - Get Moving in the Office Paul Desnoyers - Get Comfortable with Online Payments Bob Schwartz - What’s the Big Idea?

John Ross - It’s your money, GO GET IT! Joey Gault & Eric Bergeron - Learn to Love Social Media Candy Pollard - Creating your Business Plan Harry Kingston - Get Comfortable with Public Speaking Dany Hughes - Business Succession Planning

Bizfest continues on Thursday with a luncheon with Thorin Gault, who is taking a break from his busy chiropractic practice and hectic

speaking schedule to talk about using change in a positive way in business and in life.

“The theme for Bizfest 2012 is ‘Become Comfortable with the Uncomfortable’ because we’re trying to push entrepreneurs to take on the unknown - that is where growth and innovation happen and that’s what our community needs from its entrepreneurs,” says Paul Desnoyers, Chamber Director and a featured Bizfest speaker.

Bizfest wraps up Thursday evening with a Chamber Pubnight, a social celebration of entrepreneurship with delicious foods, tasty drinks

and lively entertainment.

ABOUT BIZFEST: Bizfest is Cornwall's multiple day business festival held each year during Small Business Week in October and features of events, presentations and social functions all focused to bring the business community together. Bizfest was born out of a desire to connect the community together and create a catalyst-event pushing the business community towards innovation, growth and development. The belief is that an active and innovative business community leads to a healthy, growing city. Bizfest is organized by the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce. The inaugural event was held in 2011.


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Dear Joe, I have had to have my roof done this summer - well part of it anyway. This year it was the west side. Two years ago I had the north and east sides done, and my roofer told me when he finished that I should plan on having the south side done soon too. If I can recall correctly it was only a little longer than ten years ago I had the south side done. It seems like I am forever having to hire roofing contractors to work on my house. I though these shingles were guaranteed for 25 years. What gives? Thank you for your time, K.M.

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Well K., thank you for your question. This is a question that alot of people ask and struggle with the answer. If a shingle is guaranteed for 25 years, then why doesn’t it last 25 years? Well the answer is simple: This shingle will last for 25 years+/- under IDEAL conditions. Like in a laboratory, or on the east side of your house where it doesn’t get the intense afternoon sun or the driving rains or hail from the north. Here you will find the shingles will fare the best and come close to meeting that 25-year lifespan, disproportionately so to the other three sides of the roof, provided the rest of the building is constructed appropriately. This quandary leads many homeowners to get trapped in the cycle that you are in, which is perpetual roofing. If you only do the side that is weathered the most and wait several years between sides, you will be always thinking about having some part of your roof done. The alternative is to have the entire roof done when one side has outlived its service life. What is the right answer? Well I don’t think that there is one right answer. I am a proponent of doing it all at once. This way you always know that your shingles are the same age; same colour; you can predict and budget for when they will need to be replaced again; and if some warranty claim should arise, you can claim it on any part of the roof with no hassle. Not only that, it will be cheaper in the long run to pay a reputable roofer to come once every 15 years to do the whole thing at once, than to put him on the payroll and have him back for an annual visit.

That being said, there are some distinct advantages for some to having certain parts done on an as-needed basis. Cost being the biggest factor. Not alot of people have the loose cash just lying around that it takes to pay for a project like this. Let’s face it, having your roof done is probably the single most costly bit of routine maintenance any homeowner will do over their lifetime. Another advantage is short term planning; if you are not sure you will own a property in two years, why spend a couple grand you don’t have to replace shingles that will be fine for another five? After all is said and done, roofing is just a pain in the homeowner’s butt. You don’t get any enjoyment out of it, but Lord have mercy on you if you don’t keep it up. My best advice is to have it all done at once if you can afford it. But, better yet, invest in a metal roof. It would be worth financing a metal roof over ten years knowing that once it’s paid for you’ll never have to do it again. Otherwise, get back on the shingle roof treadmill and do it all again. Later, Joe Keep watching here each week for more household tips and renovation advice. It's FREE to submit a question and you can email them to:, or Text them to 613-551-5932. For additional information about me and what’s going on in your community, please visit our website: Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and read past letters on our blog: And remember, whatever you do, do it well, because a job well done stays well done forever.

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A weekly look at racing from both sides of the 1000 Islands One event that I look forward to every season is the Outlaw 200 Weekend at Fulton Speedway. Last Friday night’s program consisted of Sportsman, IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, Mod Lites and Mini Stocks. 66 Sportsman cars signed into the pits, plus 33 IMCA Modifieds and a strong turnout in the other classes. Saturday was the 27th running of the Outlaw 200 for the Modifieds. When I left home on Friday afternoon, it was beginning to cloud up, but a forecast with minimal chance of rain left me optimistic that there wouldn’t be any issues. However, the further south I drove, the worse it looked, and before I reached my exit of Interstate 81 it started to rain. A few minutes later I arrived at the track and the rain continued. The radar had shown that they were getting the tail end of the weather, but the rain just kept coming. By 7:30 the rain finally stopped and before long, track crews were hard at work getting the track back into racing shape. Finally, the first heat race of the night hit the track at 11:15pm. There was a lot of racing to be done with six Sportsman heat races and two or three heats for all other divisions. With a very heavy track due to rain, the course was dangerously fast and rough. This wreaked havoc on many race teams causing major damage to some cars throughout the night. I have to give credit to the Fulton Speedway staff who persevered during the rain and stuck with it. It would have been easy to pull the plug and reschedule, but nobody wanted to come back on Sunday to race this show, so they did what they had to do to get the program in.

The Sportsman division highlighted the night and their 50 lap feature was won by Fulton Speedway regular Jordan Bennett. He finished ahead of Tom Juhl, Jim Spano, Katelyn Kane and Alan Fink. The race finished just before 3:00am. It was a long night at the track, but better than the alternative. Hats off again to Fulton for getting this show in. Larry Wight took the win in the Late Model division finishing ahead of Alan Fink, Dale Caswell, Charlie Sandercock and AJ Kingsley. The Mod Lite and IMCA Modified features ended up getting postponed until Saturday because of the time concerns. Kevan Cook took the win after a great battle with Ryan Scott. Matt Roberts ended up getting by Ryan Scott before the finish for second, Scott was third followed by Ed Sites and Jerry Lobdell. Jeff Isabell Jr. won the Mod Lite main event. Last Saturday turned out to be a fantastic day for the Outlaw 200 at Fulton. 78 drivers signed in with 92 cars making heat race runs with several drivers attempting to qualify a second car. Eight heat races and four consis later, the field was set for the big event. New this year was the Modified Champions Clash, open to all track champions from area tracks. Brett Hearn won the 15 lap race over Stewart Friesen and Jimmy Phelps. Veterans Billy Decker and Steve Paine led the field to the green flag for the 200. Decker led the first 18 laps of the race before Jimmy Phelps took over. Phelps lost the lead for a few laps and reclaimed the top spot around lap 75 and cruised to win the first 100 lap segment. After a 15-minute break for refueling and adjustments, the race resumed. Before long emotions began to run high as Stewart Friesen and Jimmy Phelps had an incident on the track that cost Phelps the lead. Phelps was shuffled back to fifth place, and when the caution came out Jimmy showed his displeasure to Friesen and he was ultimately black-flagged and disqualified for the night. Pat Ward inherited the lead at this point and he drove on to win his first ever Outlaw 200 victory. Brett Hearn finished in second, Matt Sheppard was third, Rich Scagliotta had a very impressive run in fourth and Ryan Phelps finished fifth. This week is the biggest week in all of DIRTcar racing as the 41st running of Super DIRT Week takes place at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse and other area tracks. I plan to leave for Syracuse on Wednesday morning with Dillon Sallows and his Sportsman race team. We will spend the day at the Fairgrounds Wednesday watching practice and settling in before heading to Cayuga County Speedway on Wednesday night for their Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified show. Thursday again will be spent at the mile watching practice and qualifying before heading to Rolling Wheels Raceway for their 358 Modified and World of Outlaw Late Model Show. Friday will be a busy day at the Fairgrounds with more practice, time trials and Futures races. Friday night will be heat races for the 358 Modifieds and Big Blocks. Saturday will be more practice during the morning and Pro Stock time trials followed by the Gander Mountain 150 Small Block Modified main event and the 30 lap Sportsman championship race. Sunday will be the 25 lap Pro Stock race and the S.E.F. 200 for the Big Block Modifieds. If you can’t make it to the track, you can always follow along at home with my live raceday reports from the track. Follow Finish Line Web Design on Twitter @finishlineweb17, Facebook at or at my website, I look forward to seeing everyone at the track in just another week. I hope you continue to enjoy my weekly column. As always, any comments or suggestions can be sent to

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On Friday September 21st the customers of Walmart stopped to watch a First Student School bus pull up and park at the front of the store where it stayed parked for the next 48 hours.

It was First Students 12th Annual "Survivor" weekend for CHEO. 4 drivers (The Survivors) and special guest CHEO Bear stayed the entire weekend even sleeping on the bus. Their co-workers, family and friends coming to assist them while they stood through whipping winds and pouring rain from store opening to store closing, holding their buckets chanting "Change for CHEO". At one point Saturday, as a storm was passing through, a beautiful rainbow appeared and looking at the bus at just the right angle, gave it the appearance of being the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And a pot of gold it was. The citizens of Cornwall really came through with

their generosity. A whopping $14,677.77 was raised for CHEO.

First Student would like to send out a big heartfelt THANK YOU to Walmart and Creit Management for once again allowing us to park there for the weekend. To Scotiabank for sending some of their employees to help out and generously donating $4,000.00. Special thanks to all of the volunteers who without them this event would not be possible. Thank you for giving up an entire weekend to help raise money for such a great facility. Our biggest thanks goes to all of the citizens of Cornwall. Your support, encouragment and the CHEO stories you shared are the very reason we do this. So that this great facility can continue to provide the best of care to our children, the precious cargo First Student carries everyday.

OUR NEXT EVENT First Students Annual Charity Casino Trip for CHEO to Lac Leamy. 2 possibly 3 Buses will depart First Student at 120 Tollgate at 4:00 pm and will depart Lac Leamy at 10:30 pm to return. Tickets are $25.00 per person but upon your arrival at the casino you get back a $10.00 meal voucher good for any of the restaurants in the casino and a $10.00 Freeplay to use on the slot machines... so your cost is only $5.00 For more info, or to purchase your tickets, please contact First Student Canada at 613-938-8000. Cash or credit will be accepted. Tickets must be purchased before the event as the buses fill up FAST so hurry and get yours! 50/50 draw held on each bus. All proceeds to CHEO. Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario


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Surrender is not necessarily one of my favorite words. Despite this it keeps coming up in conversation and evidently a SIGN. I think my resistance to the words is that old visual from cowboy or war movies where surrendering involves sticking your hands high into the air and offering yourself up to another person, potentially the enemy. Okay, I know this is not what it really means and that to surrender does not mean giving up or giving in. Nor does surrender imply weakness or loss. According to the dictionary to surrender means to relinquish control. Until next time, Betty Healey is an award winning author and inspiring speaker. Her new book, The ME FIRST Playbook, is now available in Cornwall at Laura’s Gift Shop or by ordering from the roadSIGNS website. Season three of the roadSIGNS TV Show begins the week of October 1st on TV Cogeco, Tuesday at 8 pm. The show is repeated Thursday at 6:30 pm and Sunday at 5 pm.

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Thanksgiving Weekend is No Time To Forget Water Safety

OPG and OPP remind people to Stay Clear, Stay Safe Thanksgiving weekend is a perfect time for one last boat or canoe ride before winter sets in, but it’s no time to let your guard down when it comes to water safety. Ontario Power Generation and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding people to stay clear of all hydroelectric dams and generating stations. “The cooler weather this weekend should be ideal for a canoe or boat ride to see fall colours or go for a hike, but it’s no time to stop thinking about water safety rules,” says Frank Chiarotto, OPG’s Senior Vice President Hydro-Thermal. “Water conditions may appear safe, but can change frequently, rapidly and without warning.” "Our marine officers continue to promote safe boating, in particular the benefits of wearing your life jacket while on smaller boats which are prone to tipping," says OPP Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey. “Thirteen people have died in boating-related incidents in 2012, 12 of which involved vessels of less than six metres in length. People falsely assume if life jackets are available in the boat, they have time to put them on when there is trouble. Play it safe when heading out on the water”. OPG’s educational water safety materials and television ads are available on:

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Local Seeker, Issue 37, Cornwall Ontario