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Introducing to you ... this week in


Vol. 3, Issue 38 October 12, 2012


Calling all parents, children and parents-to-be!

(from left to right): Adrien Landry - Centre de Sante Communautaire de l'Estrie (CSCE), Cathy Ashby - Early Years Centre (EYC), Audrey Bourgon Touchette - CSCE, Laurie Legue - EYC, Brigitte Walker - Hip Kids Missing from photo: Kate Scarlett, Hip Kids

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Article and photo By Jenna McDonald, Local Seeker. The Ontario Early Years Centre of SD&G, the Centre de Santé Communautaire de l’Estrie and Hip Kids are pleased to present the 5th Annual Family Expo coming to the Cornwall Civic complex next weekend (October 19 and 20th). This show will bring together products, services and resources for parents and their children in the Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne area. Exhibitors will present parents with the latest in toys, clothes, baby and toddler supplies as well as child care options, RESP’s and so much more! This year, visitors can expect exhibits and presentations from MasoniCHIP Ontario, the most comprehensive digital fingerprinting child identification system available, Vogel Joy, a high-energy, fun-filled family band, Fristotine a French children's entertainer, a Searssponsored children's fashion show and much more. Again this year, Hip Kids Consignment sales and a marketplace will be onsite to offer an affordable, early holiday shopping experience. The hours of the Family Expo are Friday October 19th from 10:00a.m. until 6:00p.m. And on Saturday October 20th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. So pack up the whole family and come on down for a weekend of fun for children (and grown up children) of all ages!

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FOR SALE: Gypsy camping trailer, $3,500. Call 613-938-6152.

FOR SALE: A sofa, mint condition. Must be seen. Paid $699, asking $250. Call 613-938-6149.

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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: White dishwasher is perfect condition. $150 OBO, Call 613-662-6633.

FOR SALE: 46” RCA Home Theatre, in perfect condition. $150 OBO. Call 613-662-6633.

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FOR SALE: All kinds of items for small dogs. Toys, blankets, coats,   hats, bed, tent, port A-crate carrier for airlines and much much more transom. all like new and at reasonable prices. Call 613-933-6822. 613-360-1607

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FOR SALE: Travelling playpen. Asking $30. Also a single bed, mattess and box spring and frame asking $20. Call 613-938-0409.


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FOR SALE: Electro home 27” TV with stand and remote control. Excellent condition. $65 - Call 613-938-6149. FOR SALE: 14ft fiberglass boat and trailer. $500. Call 613-935-5773.

FOR SALE: Storm door, vinyl white, Georgian style with glass insert. 33 1/5” x 80”. Asking $150. Call 613-537-9759.

FOR SALE: Mixed dry wood. $60 a cord. 849 Alexander Avenue, Telephone 613-938-6152.

FOR SALE: Secure Care bath seat. Still in box - never used. Paid $50 plus tax. Asking $40. Call 613-938-6149.

FOR SALE: Roof top vehicle carrier 32”x40” - $250. 613-937-4476.

FOR SALE: Colonial flamed mirror. Ideal for rec. room or teenagers room. 25 1/2” x 33 1/3”. $15. Call 613-938-6149.

ESTATE SALE this Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 at 217 Bryden Avenue from 8am to 1pm. There will be a lot of everything!

FOR SALE: Kitchen set, 4 chairs, very good condition $175. Call 613933-6913. - our Montreal paper - FOR SALE: Utility trailer, 6ft 5” wide, 12 ft long, 4,000 lb axel, 14”, T 12 ply tires, $1,100 OBO. Call 613-932-1606. May 25, 2012 FOR SALE: 2 seater couch, beige-brown $200. Call 613-933-6913. F

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With autumn there is a cooling off period outside, however in Parliament a new sweltering political season has begun. Summer is over, the days are getting darker, and there is a crisp cool change in the air. Liberal Leadership race heats up! 10 short months ago he was having temper tantrums and shouting profanities across the House of Commons. Now, Justin "Pirate Beard" Trudeau is running for the Liberal Leadership. The man who had a fuddle duddle, and the man who is unclear about his stance on Quebec separation, dreams of following in his father's footsteps to one day become Prime Minister of Canada. Regardless of who wins the Liberal Leadership, they will face the daunting challenge of leading a third place party. At least they have the solace of knowing things can't get much worse for the Liberals (it is not like they will fall behind the Green Party or the Bloc). However if Trudeau does win, expect the gong show we have been so used to in the House of Commons during the Chretien and Martin era to be resurrected in full force. Mulcair and Harper, whether you agree with their policies or not, both have demonstrated substance and leadership. Charisma alone will not win an election, and if Trudeau does not show real leadership and does not demonstrate real substance, expect the Liberals to once again be eating the dust of the Orange and Blue in 2015. I would like to share with you a quote from Wesley Mouch who asked: "If his name were Justin Smith would you still support him?" For Trudeau to be successful he will have to leap out of his father's long shadow and prove he is his own man, and that he deserves to be leader regardless of his pedigree. He may have scored a TKO in the boxing ring, but in the political ring, both Harper and Mulcair will prove to be much tougher opponents for this young hungry politician. Conservative MP insensitive over Latyon's death! Conservative MP Rob Anders told that NDP leader of the official opposition Tom Mulcair hastened former NDP leader Jack Layton's death forcing him to fight in the 2011 election. Anders later apologized for his idiotic, insensitive and ridiculous comments. Last Monday in one sentence he said: "My comments in iPolitics with respect to Mr. Mulcair and Mr. Layton were insensitive and inconsiderate. I apologize to Mr. Mulcair and to Mr. Layton's family". Layton passed away months after leading the NDP to the status of official opposition, a historic victory for the party. Anders stooped very low with his initial comments which shocked decent Canadians everywhere, especially those who lost loved ones to cancer. Layton once said, "Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair." This is a lesson Anders would benefit from learning. On a final note, I am surprised Conservative MP Rob Anders could make such observations about Layton and Mulcair since he has a habit of falling asleep on the job. Last year he made headlines for falling asleep during question period in Parliament, and he has been in the news yet again for dozing off, this time at a veterans meeting (a meeting that he arrived 15 minutes late to). My advice to Anders is this: wake up! Anders made the news yet again, this time criticized over his "bathroom" comments. The Conservative MP opposes Bill C279, a private member's bill aiming to amend the Human Rights Act to include gender identity and gender expression as grounds for discrimination (something long over due). According to an article on the CBC from earlier this week, he says "the bill's goal is to give transgender men access to women's washrooms, which has led it to be nicknamed the 'bathroom bill' proposal." Anders is an embarrassment to the House of Commons, he has no comprehension of serious issues, and he should consider doing Harper a favour, and resign before he does serious damage to the Conservative Party. The fact that the Prime Minister is not being more critical of his MP is very revealing. Ontario NDP win by-election and stop McGuinty majority! The headline in the Toronto Star read: "NDP win in Kitchener-Waterloo by-election leaves McGuinty humbled, Hudak humiliated". Ontario NDP candidate Catherine Fife celebrated her by-election victory in Kitchener-Waterloo, stopping a Liberal majority, and taking a seat held by the Ontario Progressive Conservatives for many years. Andrea Horwath and the Ontario NDP are gaining steam, as progressive voters are joining the orange crush, as McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals trample on workers' rights to collectively bargain. McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals are losing steam, and Hudak and the Conservatives who were shut-out of both by-elections have to start looking inwards at themselves. Congratulations to Catherine Fife, Andrea Horwath, and the Ontario NDP. Big Bird will be a part of the 47% in Mitt Romney's America! I don't often talk about American politics, but the recent debate between Obama and Romney got me thinking. When you look at all the challenges the United States is facing, for Romney to attack PBS in a Presidential Debate is deplorable at best. Big Bird will become a part of the 47% in Mitt Romney's America. It is a shame too, because Sesame Street is the largest classroom in the United States. Quite literally millions

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Seeker Spotlight -The Local Portrait-

This is the ninth edition of outdoor summer photo shoots being featured in the Local Seeker. This photo of Treena was taken by Jason Setnyk Photography. Treena who is from Ingleside Ontario has gone to school for Police Foundations and for General Arts and Sciences. She loves playing hockey and horse back riding. She works in retail or a cell phone company. Jason Setnyk Photography is located in Cornwall, Ontario. Contact Jason Setnyk for photography services including shoots for weddings, engagements, family, modeling and fashion, sports, arts and culture, band/musician photo shoots, events, commercial photography, and more. Visit Jason Setnyk's new website: of children learn their ABC's and basic numeracy skills and so much more on Sesame Street - core curriculum that prepares children to excel in elementary school. Is this about the US budget, or is this really about political ideology against anything publicly-funded regardless of the obvious benefits for society? I have an English Major and I am a school teacher. My love for literacy started at a very young age thanks to television programs like Sesame Street. However if Mitt Romney has his way, Sesame Street will start to resemble downtown Flint Michigan. How much of the budget is spent on Public Television? The answer is less than one-tenth of one percent (and that is for all public television in the United States). This is a small price for so many obvious economic and social benefits.

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Local Entrepreneur solves common renovation problem

With the popularity of open concept living space, and the increase in the number of “doit-yourself” home renovation projects, one question always seems to pop up: Is this a load bearing wall? A local entrepreneur has created a product that takes the guess work out of the equation: a bright yellow sign that identifies load bearing walls.

“It really is all about being safe” said Denis St. Denis the creator of the product. “Removing a load bearing wall creates an unsafe situation by allowing walls and floors to sag, damaging the structure involved. Using these load bearing signs quickly alerts contractors and DIY individuals to that fact, saving a lot of problems and headaches.”

Mr. St. Denis recommends that one of these signs be placed on each and every upright support in the framing of all load bearing walls. Drywall can be installed as usual. The signs are made of long-lasting material and therefore will still be around 5, 10 or even 75 years later when the next renovation project is underway. At that time, the signs will become visible as the drywall is removed, clearly identifying that the wall is load bearing and a structural engineer should be consulted.

Roy Perkins of the local Rona Home Centre outlet was so pleased to learn of this product that he now stocks the sign and has placed it prominently near the order desk. “This is a great product,” explained Mr. Perkins. “All new builds should have this notice included in the appropriate places, and any renovations that identify a load bearing wall should also use them. We commend Mr. St. Denis for bringing this product to the home building and renovation market.”

Load Bearing Warning Signs are available in both English and French and have been affordably priced. Mr. St. Denis currently has a Canadian Patent and a USA Patent Pending for his product. Load Bearing Wall Signs are currently available at the Rona Home Centre located on Marleau Avenue here in Cornwall.

Entrepreneurs in Action

Entrepreneurs in Action is an initiative by the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre to profile small to medium-sized businesses that have recently opened in Cornwall, S.D. & G. and Akwesasne. To see all of the current profiles, please visit the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre website.

About the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre

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The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support during the start-up and growth stages of business operation. The Centre also offers seminars, workshops and networking opportunities that are designed with the entrepreneur in mind. Please visit for more information. The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is operated by Cornwall Economic Development in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

Finally Listed After months of working on renovations, packing and making the final touches, my house is listed! It is a relief, and yes, it does leave me with bittersweet feelings, but I could not delay the inevitable any longer. The house had to go on the market, so I could finally start my new life, without the past weighing me down. It was supposed to happen in September, but due to delays with renos and lack of time, I had to hold off a little. In the end, it was a concerted effort, and family and friends played key roles. As much as they supported me, when it came time to meet with the realtor, I had to do this on my own.

I nervously waited for them to arrive and was moving things up until their arrival. As I showed them my home and went over details, it felt good. Sure, there are always things I wished I had done, and as I brought them from room to room, I could still sense potential. There are rooms I rarely used, and it is a shame. The downsizing process has left me to question all that I hung onto, and as they finalized the details, I drove away while they finished looking over my place. I had to be back in Kingston later that day, so I did not see the “For Sale” sign until Thanksgiving weekend. Seeing the sign was a relief, and it also meant an open door to realtors and potential buyers. I picked Brad up in Belleville on Friday and after staying in my new place in Kingston, we made our way back for a low-key Thanksgiving celebration. When Brad left in early September, we were still in the midst of major renovations, and he only saw one floor finished. Now that he had returned

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for Thanksgiving break, he was able to see the completed home, and as empty as it was, he was able to say goodbye. So now as I adjust to my new life, and my visits to Cornwall slowly dwindle, I know that the house on Elgin Street will always hold special memories. It is the only home Brad ever knew and the place where I called home for over 23 years. I am surrounded by the things that meant the most, and I also let go of what I no longer needed, wanted or had room for. With time, my home will greet new owners, who I am sure will love it as much as we did. That is the thing about leaving a home; it is brick and mortar, it has no feelings but it can hold so many. We sat around the table and said what we were thankful for this Thanksgiving: the safety of my only son, the promise of a new career in a new city and of course, the comfort of family that pulled together and helped make this transition easier. So if you drive by and see a "for sale" sign on a property, don’t look at it as just a place, look at what it can mean for you and your loved ones. Follow Kris Ward’s Blog at:

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Let’s give something away! Now I’m going to have “CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST!” written on the front page, so if you want to win you have to be reading this! Here’s the question: What’s my favorite Spike Lee movie? Simple! Just let us know what you think it is, and the first correct person will walk away with the movie on DVD, as well as a few extra DVDs as gifts! (That’s a $60 movie giveaway!) I’d love to give you an inside tip on which movie it is, but then that wouldn’t make it a challenge! Email your answers or comments to me at On to our review! Somehow I’m not sure Bruce Willis was in the loop when he signed up for his latest sci-fi flop Looper.

The story takes place in the past, the year 2044…which is the past in the movie, but in the future for us, where time travel doesn’t exist, but they know about it, but only the mob uses it, in the future. Oh and where French is an exotic language. Oh right and people can float coins with their minds. Not objects, just coins. With me so far? Très bien! Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a Looper. A Looper is a hired gun who waits at a place in the past to shoot and dispose of a body, sent back from the mob in the future. A Looper is called a Looper, because when his loop is closed, the mob sends back his older self, which the Looper unknowingly kills, and then goes on spending his silver until the end of his loop. Joe’s future self, older Joe is played by Bruce Willis, who leads a life of crime and debauchery, until he meets the woman who changes his life. Although I don’t think she actually says any lines in the movie. When the time comes for Joe’s loop to be closed, he decides he doesn’t want his loop closed - gasping in amazement! I don’t think any of us in the theatre were shocked by this, except perhaps the young men sitting next to us who were wearing half a bottle of Paco Rabanne cologne each and seemed to be the only two people who actually enjoyed the film. Like all future movies that try and include time travel, there are obvious holes, which of course they dismiss trying to explain, with one cheap line of dialogue. I’m sure Albert Einstein was rolling in his grave. Oh yeah, and Emily Blunt is in the movie too. She’s a farmer, who can make it rain by using an old-fashion round tub washing machine that flies. OK, I’m sure that’s not what it was, but it looked like it. The most amazing part of the entire film is how much they were able to make Joseph Gordon-Levitt look like a young Bruce Willis. Don’t see Looper. Save your money for Sky Fall, coming next month.

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Know Your Place by Alyssa Blais

Reel Fish Stories #2 By John Earle

Alright, before we start let’s see if anyone is paying attention to what I write in these things.

I fell down the stairs this week-end. Literally, woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and half asleep, took a misstep and down the stairs I fell. Ouch. It really hurt and I have a few cuts and bruises to sport now. I was lucky I didn’t break anything and so grateful for the care and kindness my daughter showed me that morning at 5:30 am as she washed the blood off my face. It got me thinking about what would happen if I had more than just a couple of bruises, as my stairs are very narrow, sharp and steep. What if? A recent story popped into my head about a young woman who had lost her leg in a quake. Her response to the experience was unusual. As she recovered, she received an outpouring of funds and support. Instead of bemoaning her loss, she donated the funds and raised a lot more to assist in the reconstruction of the community that had taken her leg. Her dictum “You can't change what happens to you. Sometimes life sucks. But you have control over your response. Life is a lot more pleasant when you focus on the positive.” Brelsford.

This is so simple yet inspirational and once again reminds me that at some point in life, there comes an event or a moment that tests you. That possibly asks you who you want to be and where will you go or what are you made of. And when you decide to speak out - choose to lead and take chances - incredible things happen. When we embrace our uniqueness and encourage ourselves and others to focus on our best traits rather than what society sees as flaws, we have a lot of energy to go forth with our lives in the way we choose. Take Wangari Maathai for instance, an environmentalist activist who became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She held a belief that development in Kenya and Africa could be ecologically, socially and economically viable. Her decision to lead this belief led to the planting of over 40 million trees and over 30,000 women trained in agricultural and environmental trades. How about Canadian great Angela James, the female hockey legend who won four world championships? What would have happened if she had not persisted, discovering ice after playing ball hockey for many years, in finding a team that would give her ice time as she was mocked on many occasions? She is one of the first two women inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are so many women who inspire us to be great! When you read about an inspiring woman, it makes you stop and look at life differently. They will awe you with their determination, grace and dignity. They choose their attitudes and focus on their belief which is expressed in the lives that they create. My hope is that by sharing some of these stories, it will inspire you to be self-confident like these women and find the source within yourself to lead your life with flair. No special powers are needed, just self-belief. As for me and my minor injuries, I did grumble the next day until I was gently reminded, by the breezy smoky Fall air, amongst the gorgeous swell of color displayed by the hundreds of leaves dotted alongside the banks of the St. Lawrence River, that I was in fact walking, with both my legs intact.

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Chantal Pilon-Dupuis, 35 (256.8) Last week: 246.2 lbs This week: 237.2

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Stephanie McDonald, 27 (245.8) Last week: 232.2 lbs.This week: 229.8 Stephanie Lalonde, 41 (204.2) Last week: 193 lbs.This week: 193.6


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Steven St-Pierre, 37 (242) Last week: 221.8 lbs.This week: 216

Suzanne Ménard, 49 (246.8) Last week: 223.2 lbs.This week: 218.2

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Micheline Sabourin, 46 (263.6) Last week: 254.4 lbs.This week: 250.2 Roxane Villeneuve, 38 (177.8) Last week: 168.4 lbs.This week: 164.8


Andgela Pilon (201.2) Last week: 187 lbs.This week: 184.2 Danielle Lebrun, 17 (210.4) Last week: 199 lbs.This week: 196.8

Julie Lascelle, 30 (210) Last week: 195.2 lbs.This week: 191.8 Chantal Kaddie, 27(208.4) Last week: 190.4 lbs.This week: 188.6



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Lauree Carrière, 37 (277.4) Last week: 262.8 lbs.This week: 260.2

Jennifer Quenneville, 33 (271.6) Last week: 246.4 lbs.This week: 243.6

Martine Quenneville, 55 (263.2) Last week: 247.6 lbs.This week: 245.4


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Michael Rowan, 46 (410.6) Last week: 370.6 lbs.This week: 370

Mitchell Zappitelli, 30(398) Last week: 358.4 lbs.This week: 350.2

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Dr. Cardinal and Tom Irvine are very proud of the contestants.

Hang in there, teams!

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 .00% 0 Weight Loser. Follow their progress in the pages of the Local Seeker, every Friday.

Julia Lucio, 41, Seeker Chick Last week: 148 lbs.This week: 148 Thoughts: I am starting to sound like a broken record! I really admire all of the people who are sticking to it..

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 (226.4) Last week: 211.4 lbs.This week: 208




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The winning team this week is GRANT-MARION. They lost a total of 10.6 pounds and 4.85% loss of their body weight.


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Adèle Wilson, 31(242.4) Last week: 225.4 lbs.This week: 220.6

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STUFFED BAKED PEPPERS This is a perfect time of year to make this tasty , nutritious supper dish. It uses sweet green and red peppers, zucchini, eggplant, onions and tomatoes. All these vegetables are in abundance from Farmers' markets or you own garden. You can cook them vegetarian or add in some cooked, crumbled Italian sausage or ground beef. You choose and enjoy your meal!


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METHOD: -In a large skillet, using 1 tbsp. olive oil, cook the Italian sausage or hamburger, breaking up the meat as it browns. Cook until meat is thoroughly cooked. Remove the cooked meat from the skillet and set it aside. -Rinse all of the vegetables in cold water. -Cut the tops off 2 of the green peppers. Cut off the bottoms. Slice down the pepper and remove the seeds. Cut the peppers into 1/4" strips. (The remaining 4 green peppers will be stuffed.) -Cut the zucchini crosswise into 1/2" slices and cut the eggplant lengthwise into quarters, then across into 1/4" slices. -Heat about 3 tbsp. olive oil in the skillet and to this add the green pepper strips, sliced onion and minced garlic. Saute this for about 5 minutes, stirring often until the peppers and onions are tender. Using a slotted spoon, lift the vegetables from the skillet to a bowl and set them aside. -Add 2 more tbsp. of the olive oil to the skillet and add the sliced zucchini. Cook this for about 2 minutes, turning frequently. Cook until they are tender. Transfer them to the bowl of peppers and onions. -In the skillet, saute the eggplant in the remaining oil, turning frequently as they cook. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. -Return the pepper and zucchini mixture to the skillet. Add to this the salt, pepper, tomatoes and parsley. If you are using meat, add the cooked, crumbled Italian sausage or hamburger now. Continue to cook for several minutes, until everything is hot and the tomatoes are cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside for now. -Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. -Using a paring knife, cut the tops off the 4 remaining green and red peppers. Remove the cores and seeds. Don't cut through the bottom of the peppers. -Use a 13" X 9" baking dish. Spray it with non-stick spray. Stuff the peppers with the vegetable and meat mixture. Any extra vegetable mixture can be spread over the bottom of the baking dish. -Arrange the stuffed peppers in the baking dish. -Sprinkle the bread crumbs and butter mixture over top of the stuffed peppers. -Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes in the pre-heated oven. Bake until the vegetables are hot. About 25 minutes into your baking time, sprinkle with the shredded cheese and return to the oven. Once the cheese melts and begins to brown slightly, remove the pan from the oven. -This serves 8. Enjoy!

Stuck in a moment and you can’t get out of it To err is human. Ain’t that the truth! Whether you call them mistakes, errors in judgment or “slip-ups”, we all have been there. Maybe it was the time you forgot to use your filter and the hurtful words came pouring out; or you made that poor judgment and hurt someone you care about. We all can relate to having done something we regret. Maybe we were the victim of a hurtful or traumatic incident and just like the U2 song, we are “stuck in a moment.” If we could hop aboard a time machine and return to the past to have a shot at a do-over, the line-up would most likely wind around the world a halfdozen times. How do we get PAST our PAST? Is there a way to NOT allow the incidences of our past define us? Obviously, everything that we have experienced has molded us and shaped us into who we are right now. Your family, friends, jobs and relationships have all played roles in creating you. A past hurt may have you walking wounded. A previous betrayal has taught you to not trust. An absent parent may have left you with abandonment issues. A past illness has you living in fear. At what point do we stop allowing our past to define us?

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When you think of yourself as a person with many, many layers it is easier to see that we are more than merely one incident. Life is just not that simple. Think about all the roles you play in life. We are so diverse and multi-layered. No one is just one thing. If I made the decision to define myself solely as a cancer survivor, it would hold me back and be unfair to myself. If I defined myself by my past divorce pain, I would be doing myself and my daughter an injustice. If I dwelled on poor decisions that I have made in the past, I would never be able to move ahead and grow as a person. I am so much more than my mistakes. I am strong and extremely capable despite the challenges I have had to face. I want to be seen and accepted for ALL that I am. I have met people who were so focused on one aspect of my life; say my cancer experience or the breakdown of my marriage. I don’t “live there” anymore, and I have moved on. In other words, I am over it! I would much rather talk about all the other exciting and positive things that are happening in my life right now, because this is where I now live! I am a culmination of my past experiences, but they do not define me. Will you let your past define you, or will you let it refine you? Sara Murphy is a freelance journalist, musician, cancer survivor, community cheerleader and mom. To reach Sara for questions or comments, email You can also visit her websites at or

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FRIDAY, OCT 12 7th Annual Oktoberfest Fund Raiser 613.652.1537 for tickets or take out. $12 (Adults) $6 (Children) 4:30 - 7 pm at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Parish Hall Payson Boucher Benefit Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 Amelia St. Adults: 10$, Children: 5$. Money raised will assist Payson who suffers from two forms of seizures.


Take A Swing At Eliminating Sexual Abuse Golf Day from 11 am, Cedar Glen Golf, Williamsburg. Proceeds benefit Adult Community Healing Resource Center. To register call: 613932-1755 ext. 28


Ham & Scalloped Potato Supper from 4 pm to 7 pm. Salem United Church, 19041 County Road 2, Summerstown. Tickets: 12$ per person

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Country Western Classic Dinner & Dance 613.932.7754 - $15- 6pm at the Cornwall Township Lions Club

Celtic Concert call Brian Lynch 613.933.8353 Sponsored by the Patrons of the St. Columban Foundation. Musical entertainment featuring: Bob and Ducky, The Regency Ensemble, The Brigadoons performing songs of Scotland and Ireland. Proceeds will be directed to the

Focus Art Juried Show Cornwall Library, 45 2nd St. E. Judging by Bernard Poulin begins October 13th

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major repair work on the church steeple. $10 - 3 pm - at St. Columban's Church Meet Our New Bishop at Our New Catholic Centre The Agora Catholic Centre (formerly the Nativity Parish Hall, 301 McConnell Ave. in Cornwall) is the place to be on Sunday, October 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trade show, meet and greet... There will be snacks, a craft corner for the kids and an opportunity to bowl for a loonie. For additional information and to see who will be at the trade show, visit our website at Cornwall Wesleyan Church Praise & Worship coffee house Oct. 14, 2012, 6:30pm. A night of singing and fellowshipping. Free will offering towards The Baldwin House. Handicap accessibility. more info 936-9166 Fall Colour Hike. Andirondacks N.Y. For more information:; 613 534 8855 Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Moose Creek invite you to their "Parish Supper" 4pm to 7:30pm at the Roxborough Community Hall on St.Polycarp Street in Moose Creek. $10 adults, Childre $5 free for kids 6 and under.

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What’s happening MONDAY, OCT 15 Social committee Meeting 4pm at the Moose Lodge Cornwall Quilters Guild Monthly Meeting at 7 pm. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Hall, 1509 2nd St. W.


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Bereaved Families of Ontario Grief Teen Workshop Friday, November 2nd, 216 Montreal Rd. Friday, October 19th. Call 613.936.1455 to register before Friday, October 19th Apple-Licious Fall Luncheon from 11 am to 1 pm. St. John's Presbyterian Church Hall, 28 2nd St. E. Admission: 8$. Sponsored by the Cornwall Community Hospital Auxiliary CareFor Walk-In Nursing Clinic from 11 am to 3 pm, 205 Amelia St. Registered nurse on site for health counselling, blood pressure checks, diabetes & cholestoral checks etc.

STARTS TOODAY Shoeless Joe's Fundraiser for Child Abuse Prevention Children's Aid Society of SD&G Join us on October 16th at Shoeless Joe's for Great food and a Silent Auction. There will also be a draw for a 51" Big Screen TV - 2 ballots for 5$, 5 ballots for 10$. All proceeds, including 10% of all food purchased on this day, will be donated to Children's Aid to help send community kids to camp! Bring all your friends, wear purple and support the cause! We will be handing out paper bags so you too can BREAK THE SILENCE and join the 433 in the movement! Women's Peer Cancer Support Group Meeting at 7 pm. Carefor Health and Community Services, 205 Amelia St. For more information call: 613.932.3451 ext.225


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Ends TOODAY 5K Chili Run will be held outside, on the banks of the scenic St. Lawrence River, Cornwall, Saturday, October 18th, 2012. REGISTRATION INFO: Registration fee for the 5K Run / Walk is $40.00 and can be paid online:


FRIDAY, OCT 19 Community Dress Purple Day: Help us paint our community purple! Raise awareness and show a united front! 30th Anniversary Exhibition Gala Reception at the Cornwall REgional Art Gallery Friends of the Cornwall Public Library Giant Book Sale Friday, October 19th & Saturday, October 20th from 9 am to 5 pm. Cornwall Public Library, 45 2nd St. E. Fill a bag of books for a toony! Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers Rock & Roll Trivia Night from 7 pm to 10 pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 Amelia St. Register your 8 person team by logging on to The Family Expo At The Cornwall Civic Center from 10 am to 6 pm & Saturday, October 20th from 10 am to 4 pm. Clown Frisotine, Friday at 4:30 pm & Vogel Joy, Saturday at 10:30 am, 12 noon

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SEEKING THE ARTS . SEEKING THE ARTS Excuse me; do you have that only in Red? This past weekend I had the pleasure, no that wasn’t what I would call it; the fun, no, not that either. Well let’s just say I participated in an Art Show and Sale in a small town just outside of Ottawa. Except for a few showers it was the perfect October day with cool air and warm sunshine. The Art show, although it was indoors, had a Farmer’s Market going on just outside so the amount of visitors going through the exhibit was very good. I would have gladly traded most of the visitors, which reached close to one thousand, for a handful of true appreciators and perhaps buyers of art. The problem with the set up we had at this location was there was too much art for the small space. The visitors filed by very quickly and as they moved along their eyes started to glaze over. This often happens when there is too much to take in; soon it all becomes a blur of colour. This is not a unique situation as most opportunities for the Visual Artist are now ones that are created by either an organization of Artists or a group of Artists themselves. This usually means setting up in a Community Hall with booths or a park with tents. For the most part this works well for the Visual Artist and Crafter as it gives them a chance to show what they do to the public. The real problem is that unless you are selling small items that are $5 - $50.00 dollars the public is not there to purchase serious works of art that will grace their living rooms. It is inevitable that someone will ask if you have one of those flower paintings only in red or blue to go with their bathroom décor. This type of sales venue can be disheartening for many Visual Artists that already struggle with their self esteem and have the masses telling them to get a real job. My advice to them is that they should consider the audience and not give up. I watched people glance and pass at some beautiful creative mixed media art in the booth beside me without even breaking stride only to stop and gasp at a realistic portrait painter, ooing and awing at how it looked like a photograph, hmmm, that’s another topic so I will leave that alone for now. There were many Artists who did not sell a thing all weekend and not because their work was substandard. Even the portrait painter for all the attention he got was disappointed in the lack of commissions. “Tire Kickers” I said to him, “Hmm, Tire Kickers” he agreed. The most interesting thing I observed at this event was the Artists themselves; we paced like caged tigers; we nibbled constantly on the food set out; drank way too much coffee to try to stay alert; dozed off occasionally in our chairs and at one point I mused that we were like Street Walkers, hanging out in and around our small booths along the aisle hoping someone found something that interested them.

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

CRAG 30th ANNIVERSARY GALA The Cornwall Regional Art Gallery is readying to kick off its 30th anniversary exhibition with a black-tie gala evening next Friday, October 19 at 7 PM.

The show will feature mosaics of square-shaped art work from a variety of artists and mediums.

"We've invited the area's artists to celebrate this milestone with us," said the Gallery's Vincent Pilon. "What's the point of having an art gallery if you don't have any artists," he added. "If anything, this is really a celebration of 30 years of artists' work."

For $25, members of the public can buy a ticket to the gala reception which will also them a chance to choose an original piece of art to bring home with them. The evening will also feature wine and refreshments from Moustache Joe, red carpet photographs by Jason McNamara, a screening of a short documentary on the history of the Gallery, and the official revealing of the Gallery's new name and logo. It should be great fun, we hope to see many people that night," said Pilon.

The exhibition will last from October 19 to November 30. Gala tickets are currently on sale at the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, located at 168 Pitt Street, Cornwall and they can also be purchased at the door on Friday, October 19 at 7pm.

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. Three-dimensional pieces are also accepted. ACCEPTING WORK EXTENDED: Until Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 10 am – 5 pm at the Gallery on Pitt Street.

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Congratulations ... You're going to have a baby. We believe you and your baby deserve the best. We want to help new mothers learn what is best for their babies right from the start. RISKS TO BE AWARE OF: -Statistically, breastfed infants of smoking mothers have 10 times more nicotine in their systems -Smoking during pregnancy makes your child 3 times more likely to develop ADHD than if you didn't smoke -Alcohol is a known health risk because no one knows what the "safe" amount to drink is for a pregnant woman -Many seemingly innocuous products such as Dimetapp, Nyquil, Dayquil, and Tylenol may also cause birth defects and miscarriages -Studies have shown that women who drink more than 3 cups of coffee a day (containing caffeine) reduce their odds of conception by 26% as babies absorb 20% of ALL drugs during one's pregnancy

ARE YOU CONSIDERING AN EPIDURAL? -Note that epidurals cause longer labours with slower progress -Can also cause fevers in mothers during childbirth -Epidurals increases the need for Pitocin by up to 3.5 times, thus causing slow and irregular contractions -A quadrupling of the need for antibiotics for your newborn -Epidurals can also induce neonatal jaundice C-SECTION VS GOING NATURAL A recent study found that the cord blood from babies delivered by Csection only contained one third the IgA antibodies compared to control groups, thus exposing the baby to products that will render them allergic. NATURAL BREASTFEEDING Many substances in breast milk contain anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties so that later on in childhood these breast milk-fed children out-perform other kids as well as have lesser ear infections. Cow's milk, on the other hand, is often contaminated with traces of steroids and antibiotics. Thus formula-fed children are twice as likely to develop a neurological irregularity. ONE'S NERVOUS SYSTEM FUNCTIONING WELL IS KEY The nervous system controls all actions (voluntary and involuntary) including the five senses, digestion, elimination, breathing, heartbeat even the wiggling of you toes but especially YOU and your baby's health at this critical stage.

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Last Saturday was my last day at the Cornwall Seaway Valley Growers’ Market at The Brick. It was very early - still dark outside and raining and damp - when I set up and prayed that people would show up. It turned out to be a very good day! I got to see many of my regular and new clients and it brought sunshine to the day. It is an amazing place to build friendships and discuss health and everyday struggles. I absolutely loved this experience and can’t wait for next year’s market season to kick off again. The vendors are very devoted and giving individuals as well, and we had a great time serving all of you who came to the market on a weekly basis. Thank you for your local support and especially buying local.

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It being Thanksgiving last week-end helped me put many things into perspective. It made me realize how life and health is precious. It also made me realize how lucky I am to have an amazing husband and son. I chose to start writing in a gratitude journal each and every day again. This helps me put my day in a bright, positive light, and really helps me focus on what I want to achieve that day. Nothing like putting it out there in the Universe; I strongly believe that how you project your thoughts will truly reflect what you will be living that day. If you think that the day will be awful and dreary because of your job, co-workers, traffic, parking, etc…then you can be sure that this is what your day will attract. We need to realize the power that we have within us to make each and every day a good one. No matter how things go, you can usually find one positive thing in your day. It may not be obvious at first…. maybe you came home and your family prepared a great meal; your kid got a great report card; you may receive a note from a loved one; your child runs and gives you a big kiss, hug and says “I love you”! It doesn’t have to be something material, but if you look really close you will find something to be thankful for. More and more I realize that we cannot take life for granted, we need to appreciate and nurture it. We only have one chance at it and we want to make it a good one. We need to treat others the way we would like to be treated. Really, we are all equal, and it is the choices that we make daily that create difference and distance between us. If I could think of two words that feed on this negativity they would be jealousy and envy. These feelings lead to many hardships and rips between friendships and families.

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October is anti-bullying month, something very dear to my heart (especially having worked in a school environment for the last 20 years). We need to take these actions seriously, stand as one and show the victims that they are not alone and can live their lives without worry, pain and sorrow each and every day. If we stand up against these bullies (kids or adults) then they will be the ones standing out and seeing that they need to change their actions in order to fit into our society.

In health…. Sylvie Thibert (The health Nut) (e-mail) (official website)

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Dear Joe, I have a triplex in the east end of town. The front porch has sagged to the point of being unsafe and the tenants are unable to use it. I have told them that it will be repaired shortly but I am unsure as to how to go about repairing it and to what degree. The actual wood of both the upper and lower decks looks OK, so I don’t want to replace them if I don’t have to. The roof is sturdy but I will need to re-shingle it. Can you tell me what to look for and how I should diagnose the problems that need to be fixed? How should I decide what to save while still keeping it safe? Thanks, BMD

Thank you for the great question, This is a very, very common problem with all of the tenements built as Cornwall boomed between 1900 and 1940. Most were built in the same basic style with one unit above, and one below, each with a front porch facing the street. As they age, the points most susceptible to deterioration are the wood components directly exposed to the weather or the earth. The first thing to go usually, are the wooden posts which rest on the footings, and the bottoms of the posts which support the upper two structures. Changing these is fairly simple. It requires some careful jacking and then simply cutting out the old posts and replacing them with new pressure-treated lumber. Now you’ll have to do a careful inspection of the structure of the two porch floors. This will require getting dirty. You’re going to have to crawl under the porch with a good light and a hammer and screwdriver. Do a good visual inspection and with your hammer, give all the framing members a good hit to test their structural integrity. If everything appears OK, take the screwdriver and poke the wood joists concentrating on the tops and ends of each one. If no rot is discovered then it should be just a matter of replacing the posts and levelling everything out. If the joists are rotted then you will be looking at a complete replacement. Other than that, a good visual and tactile evaluation should be enough to evaluate the porch and make your decision as to what to replace and what to keep. Now, keep in mind, building codes have not only changed since this house was built but, there were no building codes to speak of when it was built - so the porch as it was originally constructed probably would not conform to today’s codes. You have to be aware that if you’re reconstructing any part of it, it will now have to conform to the Ontario Building Code, so you will need a permit and a building inspector to come and make sure that all of your work is safe and conforming. Good luck with your project, Thanks for reading, 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:

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A weekly look at racing from both sides of the 1000 Islands After plenty of build-up and hype the last few weeks regarding Super DIRT Week 41, it has now come and gone. As with most Super DIRT Week events, we had plenty of excitement; we had to deal with Mother Nature; and we had the usual controversy during the weekend that always seems to be the case with the biggest race of the 2012 season. My Super DIRT Week began on Tuesday, October 2nd as I joined up with Dillon Sallows and his race team and began to make the trip to the New York State Fairgrounds. We traveled to Central Square, New York and camped there until Wednesday morning, and then made the short drive to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse to set up camp for the week. Rain from overnight and the damp temperatures made it impossible for cars to get on the track at the mile on Wednesday, but racing on Wednesday night at nearby Cayuga County Fair Speedway took place as the 358 Modifieds and Sportsman both had Mr. DIRTcar Series events. Tim McCreadie took the lead in lapped traffic from Brett Hearn with just two laps remaining to pick up the win. Matt Sheppard, Danny Johnson and Stewart Friesen rounded out the top five on what could very well have been the final event in the history of the Cayuga County Fair Speedway. Steve Gray who led all 30 laps of the caution-free event won the Sportsman race. Martin Pelletier finished second, Greg Martin was third with Don Spatorico and Dave Marcuccili rounding out the top five.

Cars were finally able to hit the track on Thursday at Syracuse with practice for all divisions and Big Block Modified time trials. I also attended the media luncheon held at the Fairgrounds on Thursday morning. Thursday night was a busy night for race fans as both Rolling Wheels Raceway and Brewerton Speedway had events scheduled. Billy Decker was the winner at Brewerton in the Hurricane 100, while Brett Hearn took the checkers at Rolling Wheels for the Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified event. Friday consisted of more practice and qualifying for the 358 Modifieds and Sportsman, plus the Futures races for first-time Syracuse racers in each division. Justin Wright won the Big Block Modified Futures race, with Tim Sears Jr. winning the 358 Modified Futures event. There were so many Sportsman cars on hand, they had to be split up into two groups for their Futures races, with Mathieu Desjardins taking the win in one of the races, and Gary Lindberg winning the other. Friday night was the twin 20 qualifying heat races for the 358 Modifieds and triple 20 heat races for the Big Blocks. Billy Decker and Danny Johnson shared the stage splitting the Small Block heats while Decker, Billy Dunn and Bobby Varin won the Big Block heats. Saturday had a dreary start, forcing track officials to cancel most of the events. The 358 teams did get some practice as did the Sportsman cars. They also got the 358 Modified Gander Mountain 150 race in the books, as Tim McCreadie scored the popular victory over fellow Watertown, New York area racers Billy Dunn and Tim Fuller. Ronnie Johnson and Mat Williamson rounded out the top five. Matt Billings had a great run, scoring a sixth place finish. The Sportsman race that was scheduled for Saturday got postponed until Sunday morning, and made for a busy schedule with the Pro Stock race and Big Block SEF 200 also on the card. Rocky Warner made a late race pass on Mathieu Desjardins to score the win. Cody McPherson, Chris Herbison and Jimmy Spellmon rounded out the top five. Pete Stefanski took home the Pro Stock win over Joey Ladouceur, Rocky Warner, Roch Aubin and Rob Yetman. With rain approaching, the SEF 200 for the Big Blocks was expected to be a race to lap 100. Rain after lap 100 would be an official race. As the race approached the 100 lap mark and light rain began, it was Brett Hearn out front, and with 113 laps in the books, the race was called complete as Hearn won the $50,000 SEF 200 for the first time in 17 years. Matt Sheppard finished second, Jimmy Phelps was third, Justin Haers in fourth and Pat Ward rounded out the top five. It was a tough break for Tim Fuller, running in second, having to pit for fuel just one lap earlier. This coming weekend is the 1000 Islands RV DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals at Brockville Speedway. Friday night is the Go Nuclear Late Models and DIRTcar Pro Stocks. Saturday is the 360 Sprint Car Challenge, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and TUSA Mod Lite Series. Sunday is the Big Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman and Street Stock invitational.

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