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Vol. 3, Issue 41 November 2, 2012

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 10 am to 4 pm Cornwall Civic Complex - Salons A-B-C $2 admission or $1 with a non-perishable food item - donated to the Agape Centre COME OUT AND VISIT THE MANY EXHIBITORS and hear local artist, Roxanne Delage performing songs from her new CD “The Way I Am”

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EYE ON SOCIETY by Jason Setnyk

Arts and Culture News for Cornwall and SD&G Spirit of a City artists feel a sense of accomplishment! Sara Murphy stood in front of the hospital earlier this week holding a copy of Spirit of a City, a compilation CD of local bands raising money for the hospital. She said, "Together, we did it! This morning the new MRI magnet was lowered into the Cornwall Community Hospital! Thank you to all the businesses, organizations and consumers who supported our Spirit of a City Compilation CD project! A HUGE thank you to all the musicians who donated your gift of music. Your efforts will help save lives, right here in our community!"

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This is the thirteenth edition of photo shoots being featured in the Local Seeker. This photo of This photo of MaryAnn was taken by Jason Setnyk Photography.

Cornwall Public Library launches 6th annual Writing Contest! The Cornwall Public Library is encouraging aspiring writers to put pen to paper with the launch of the 6th annual Writing Contest for the Developing Writer. The contest is open to anyone living in Cornwall or SD & G (regardless of Library membership), and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finalists in all categories. There are Fiction and Poetry categories for writers 17 years of age and older, and a Fiction category for writers between the ages of 13 to 16. Deadline for submissions is Monday, December 31st at 12:00pm, and there is no entry fee. The winners will be announced during the Big Reveal event on Monday, January 28th. In just a few short years, the writing contest has already grown into one of the most highly-anticipated events on the Library’s event calendar. Last year, roughly 60 submissions were received for the contest. “The intent of the contest is to get people started and to help writers develop their skills,” said Dawn Kiddell, Chief Librarian of the Cornwall Public Library. “The deadline is an incentive for writers to put pen to paper.” The top entries will be posted on the Library’s website, providing another incentive for aspiring writers who wish to have their work viewed by others. Those entering the contest must submit a piece of non-published work, however the writer is free to do whatever they wish with their work once the contest is over. Additional contest information, including rules and entry forms, can be found on the Cornwall Public Library website, Comedian Steve Patterson at Aultsville Theatre November 4th! See Comedian Steve Patterson on Thursday, November 4th at Aultsvile Theatre. The show starts at 8:00pm. Arguably most recognizable as host of CBC Radio’s The Debaters, it is as an international headline stand-up comedian where Steve Patterson truly shines. His hallmark gift for capturing a funny turn of phrase and reputation for turning a crowd of strangers into a guffawing community has brought Patterson to stages around the world, but also to perform regularly with the Just For Laughs organization, both as a host of their most recent cross-Canada tour, and as a feature performer at their prestigious televised festival galas. Patterson’s 2010 performance prompted the legendary comedy icon and gala host, Steve Martin, to proclaim, "If I’d known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him." This fall Canada’s Stand-Up Comedian of the Year, Steve Patterson, hits the road with his 90-minute one-man show This Is Not Debatable! For more info: My name is Jason Setnyk and this is my eye on society. Jason Setnyk is a local high school teacher, journalist, published and award winning author, photographer, arts and culture event coordinator, and a community volunteer sitting on numerous boards and committees. http: //

MaryAnn is a graduate of St. Joseph's High School. She works at the Standard Freeholder as a Customer Service Representative. Her hobbies including reading, and spending time with her dogs and horses.

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Once again...local chiropractor Dr. Paul Poirier has managed to snag another celebrity to aid him in his quest of spreading the awareness about brain tumours. He has, to date, recruited the help of ex California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who's uncle, by marriage to Maria Shriver, was the younger brother of JFK...senator Ted Kennedy who passed away in 2009 of a brain tumour. Poirier has also recruited the help of the most successful bodybuilder in the history of the sport, Ronnie Coleman (the only bodybuilder to beat Arnold's record by winning a staggering 8 Mr. Olympia titles).

Fast forwarding to the present, Dr. Poirier's been conversing with and has since recruited the founder and lead singer of the legendary Scottish rock band Jethro Tull...none other than flautist extrodinaire Ian Anderson seen here with Dr. Poirier holding his team Cornwall business card two hours prior to his NY city Broadway show in early October of this year. You might remember Jethro Tull's monster hits from the 70s including Aqualung, Crossed Eyed Mary, Thick as a Brick and Locomotive Breath. Although he lives in the UK, Mr. Anderson has agreed to narrate Dr. Poirier's documentary film on brain tumours titled "The test of a Man" which you can visit at and view the trailer that's been completed. When asked why he chose Ian Anderson to narrate the film he humorously stated "because people with a heavy british accent just sound smarter than us when they Sir Paul McCartney was busy". The film is expected to be completed by late spring of 2013 and will be submitted into multiple film festivals.

Cornwall Transit offering discounts FOR STUDENTS IN NOVEMBER For the third consecutive year, the City transit service is offering students a discount on monthly passes and 10-ride tickets during the month of November. During November, 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. 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.

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME: MELANIE BRULÉE Launches Solo Recording at Cornwall’s THE SOCIAL Thursday, November 15. Who: Hometown girl Melanie Brulée launches her first solo recording, Sucré/Salé

What: A full band performance with special guest Faye Blais Why: A new recording, new songs (in both French and

English), a hot band and the return of a Cornwall native.

Where: The Social (ex Church on Sydney) 130 Sydney St.,


When: Thursday November 15, 7pm (doors at 6:30 p.m.)

Tickets: Earlybird: $15 (before November 1); Advance: $18 (before November 15); available at The Grind, Strung Out Guitars and Melody Music. At door: $20

Melanie Brulée moved to the big city less than a year ago. And since then she’s formed her own band, written a raft of new songs, sings with a gritty country group called the Ole Fashion, works at a Toronto music industry publicity company, and one of her songs was chosen as the theme music for a play at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille. Now she has made her first solo recording — a five-song EP — which she is launching at The Social in Cornwall on November 15.

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Her original music is an unusual bilingual mix of Edith Piaf, Feist, Eartha Kitt and Stevie Nicks. Brulée’s bilingual on-stage sassiness and sweetness has captivated Toronto audiences, and now she’s bringing in all back home.


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Using Home Equity to Your Advantage Canadians purchase homes for a variety of reasons. Some want the stability of owning their own home, while others also look at home ownership as an investment vehicle. No matter what the reason, the truth is that home ownership has proven itself to be a good stable investment over time, and one which many Canadians are profiting from. While many people have chosen to purchase their first home during these times of lower interest rates, there has also been a large movement to refinance home loans and pull out equity for home improvements, investments, college expenses, and even high-interest debt consolidation. Canadians have been borrowing against their home’s equity in record numbers, taking out billions of dollars in cash each year. In years past, many saw their homes as a shelter of safety, yet today, they are (more than ever before) willing to borrow against the equity owned in their homes to further their investment portfolios, get out of debt, send their children to university, make improvements to their home, or even boost their RRSP contributions. Where home equity was once sat upon, today it is something to be tapped out and used to one’s advantage. While tapping the equity in your home can be a good idea, you should do so with caution and understand any of the possible consequences. The best thing you can do is consult a licensed mortgage professional and financial planner to discuss opportunities to make your home’s equity work for you.

Derrick Cracknell is a licensed mortgage agent with Mortgage Man Dominion Lending Centres based in Cornwall. He can be reached at: 613-662-2377;

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Welcome Wagon’s Fall Bridal Showcase, which was held on

October 15th 2012, was a great success!

Thank you to all our sponsors who prepared for the event and set up booths with information designed to help the brides plan for their special day : Art & Technique Hairstyling Academy Bridal's Dream Charmic Limos & Tours Cornwall Civic Complex Elegante Wedding Decorations Herbal Magic Invitations Complete by Mai-Liis Johnny "B" Good Disc Jockey Laser Health Clinic Laura's Flowers & Fine Gifts Mary Kay - Helen MacCullum Memories Video Photos Mix 96.1 PartyLite - Cathy Demars Pommier Jewellers

Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre Richard Men's Wear Strathmore Winery Sunlife Financial: Scott Beck and Peter Dugdale - Advisors Table Charm The Local Seeker Thomas Cook - Algonquin Travel Uppercase Living - Debbie Keillar Wedding Showcakes

We had 2 very special presentations this year, both for sponsors who have been with Welcome Wagon for 10 years. I enjoyed being able to present a congratulations plaque to both Wedding Showcakes and the Cornwall Civic Complex, honoring them for their continued support of our event. There is so much that needs to be done to ensure a successful event, and I could never have done so without the support of the following businesses:

Art & Technique Hairstyling Academy - Their students created the fabulous hair styles for all of our models (and also my hairstyle – thanks!)

Bridal’s Dream - It was wonderful to, once again, have Bridal’s Dream

present our fashion show. They organized the models and provided an incredible assortment of dazzling evening & bridal gowns. And the models … they were spectacular, thanks for making our the fashion show such a great success!

Cornwall Civic Complex - From the setup of our event and then throughout the evening they ensured that every detail was taken care of.

Let Chocolatier Niki Fontaine, create the perfect gifts for your wedding guests.

Elegante Wedding Decorations - They added that special touch to our

reception table creating an “elegante” first impression for our brides.

Mix 96 - A very special thank you to mix 96, who announced our event

prior to the showcase, and to Jodi Hackshaw who emceed the evening.

Johnny “B” Good - Our evening and entire fashion show was upbeat and festive as Johnny “B” Good provided the music.

Laura’s Flowers & Fine Gifts - Our lovely models were able to walk down

the runway modeling the gowns, while carrying wonderful bouquets made specially by Laura’s Flowers & Fine Gifts.

Mary Kay - With much gratitude I say thank you to the fabulous team

of ladies from Mary Kay who provided the makeup for all our models.

Pommier Jewellers - Pommier Jewellers added the finishing touch to

our fashion show – elegant engagement rings to compliment our model’s gowns.

Richard Men’s Wear - Our male model, Cory, looked quite handsome in the fitted tuxedo compliments of Richard Men’s Wear. Thank you Richard Men’s Wear & Cory!

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Thomas Cook – Algonquin Travel - The highlight of the evening was the

announcement of our grand prize winner, who won a Vacation Getaway courtesy of Tomas Cook – Algonquin Travel!

Fashion Show Runway -- Thank you to Sylvain Sound for providing our runway lighting and Wickham Special Event Rentals who created the fabulous look of our the fashion show runway drapery and backdrop.

Bridal Showcase Help - Thank you to Barbra, Debbie, Mary, Natalie and

Sheila who helped me prepare for the event and who assisted throughout the evening.

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New Representative - This showcase was a very special one for me, as it was the last showcase I will be organizing for Cornwall’s Welcome Wagon. It has been a pleasure to be the event planner for this event and an honor to work with the sponsors and businesses involved.

During the Bridal Showcase, I had the privilege to introduce Barbra Collette who has joined the Welcome Wagon team.

Barbra will be the event planner for upcoming Bridal Showcases. If you are interested in finding out about becoming a sponsor, contact Welcome Wagon and she will be happy to assist you.

As I will no longer be working with Welcome Wagon Cornwall, I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the sponsors that I have worked with from our other programs, and the many, many agencies who have provided support and information to us and our visit recipients. I wish you all continued success in your businesses.

The Local Seeker

I want to sincerely thank The Local Seeker for all they’ve done over the past few years to help Welcome Wagon grow, and to help me succeed as Welcome Wagon’s Representative. Thank you “Seeker Chicks” it has been great working with you – and I truly value the friendship we have developed.

The next Bridal Showcase is Monday February 25, 2013 at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Admission is FREE for Brides-to-Be and one guest! Visit or call 1-866-283-7583 to reserve your FREE Admission.

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FROM MY PANTRY by Sharyn Thompson


My friend Lynn told me about this recipe. I am growing her kale plants in my garden this year. They have grown to be small kale trees, absolutely huge! The beauty of growing kale yourself, you can keep cutting off kale leaves all summer and fall and they just keep re-growing. Kale is a leafy green vegetable, rich in anti-oxidants, minerals and 613-936-1998 812 Pitt Street, Unit 6 vitamins. You can easily buy it at any green grocer, bag it up and refrigerate it. Add the leaves into your soups, stews, scrambled eggs, even dehydrate the leaves into kale chips. This minestrone soup is quickly prepared For %$". " the white beans, either soak and boil cannelini beans until they are tender, or just use canned cannelini beans. Either " %$". " way works fine. This soup is enjoyed by all ages. Try it yourself! Thanks Lynn for sharing!


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“ Floyd Factor� another great concert held at the Port Theatre - October 20th photos by Jacqueline Milner of Image-ine Photography

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 THE FORUM - Group discussion - 9:30 am to 11:30 am STORYTIME (Ages 3 to 5 yrs) - 10:00 am to 10:45 am Stories, fingerplays, songs, and crafts. BABY TALES - 10:00 am to 10:45 am 1 to 2 year olds ADULT FRIENDLY BRIDGE CLUB-6:15 pm ADULT TRI-COUNTY CHESS CLUB - 6:15 pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 LES BAMBINS À LA BIBLIO (0 à 2 ans) - 10 h à 10h 45 L'HEURE DU CONTE - 10:00 am to 10:45 am SCRABBLE - 1:30 pm Friendly and Challenging ADULT EVENING BOOK CLUB - 5:00 pm Off-site at the Grind coffee shop. SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY - 6:30 pm Explore how science and spirituality have joined forces in the quantum world

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FRIDAY, NOV2 Girl's Night out survivors' celebration 7pm at Schnitzels In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Silk Stockings Productions is very pleased to announce their first Girls Night Out Survivors' Celebration! Bee Tree Craft is hosting A Collection of Colour & Creation by Regional Artists Pat Campbell, Tracy Davies, Bev Leroux, Jacqueline Milner and Sandra Taylor-Hedges. Exhibit is open Nov. 2nd & 9th, 4 - 9 pm and Nov. 3rd MISCELLANEOUS and 10th, 10 - 4 pm Everyone is welcome. We are accepting nonperishable food items for donation to the Agape Centre. CPR Makes You Undead Call the Heart and Stroke Foundation: 613.938.8933 to register for free CPR training, Friday, November 2nd from 6 pm to 9 pm Benson Center, 800 7th St. W. Alcoholics Anonymous District 50 Conference November 2nd & Saturday, November 3rd. Ramada Inn, 805 Brookdale Ave. Registration: 10$. Banquet & registration: 40$. Call: 613.938.1984

St. Lawrence College Students Automotvie Recycling Day Drop off your old tires and car batteries free of charge. Friday November 2nd, Benson Automotive, 1321 Pitt St.

SATURDAY, NOV 3 Bee Tree Craft is hosting A Collection of Colour & Creation by Regional Artists Pat Campbell, Tracy Davies, Bev Leroux, Jacqueline Milner and Sandra TaylorHedges. Exhibit is open Nov. 2nd & 9th, 4 - 9 pm and Nov. 3rd and 10th, 10 - 4 pm Everyone is welcome. We are accepting non-perishable food items for donation to the Agape Centre. Adolphus Court Social Club Fall Tea from 11 am to 2 pm. 540 Adolphus St. Homemade lunch: 5$. Bake, crafts and while elephant table. Prize draws and more! Alcoholics Anonymous District 50 Conference November 2nd & Saturday, November 3rd. Ramada Inn, 805 Brookdale Ave. Registration: 10$. Banquet & registration: 40$. Call: 613.938.1984 Telethon For Hospice Hospice Cornwall provides compassionate end of life care to families in Cornwall and the counties. Join us for the TVCOGECO Telethon For Hospice from 12 noon to 6 pm and make a pledge by calling the COGECO hotline at 613.935.7762 because it’s never too late to care.

Bake Sale & White Elephant Table from 10 am to 2 pm. Cornwall Pentencostal Church, 208 2nd St. E. Heather Saaltink Memorial Run Bib pick-up: 8:30-9:45 am, 10K: 10 am, 5K: 10:10 am, 2K: 11:30 am from Long Sault Public School. Register:

SUNDAY, NOV 4 Army, Navy, Air Force Club General Election Meeting Members elect your new executive board for 2013-2014, Sunday, November 4th. Complimentary breakfast, meeting and election at 9 am Father Claude Thibault and the members of Blessed Sacrament Parish invite you to their Parish Harvest Supper in the church hall (325 Tollgate Road East,Cornwall) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Turkey and Trimmings Takeouts available.Adults: $12, Ages 612: $6, Children 5 and under: free Everyone welcome! Glen Stor Dun Lodge Southern Style BBQ from 4:30 pm to 8 pm. Royal Canadian Legion. 415 2nd St. W. Tickets: 10$ in advance at the Legion or 11$ at the door or 5$ for children 8 and under We 3 Girls & Company Annual Trunk Sale For MS from 11 am to 4 pm. Marlin's Orchards, 6864 Orchard Rd, South Glengarry. Admission: 5$. Over 35 vendors, food & entertainment.

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TUESDAY, NOV 6 Soup & Sandwich Lunch from 11:30 am to 1 pm. St. Andrew's - St. Mark's United Church, Johnson Cr. Long Sault. 6$. Take-out available Blood Donor Clinic from 12 pm to 3:30 pm & 5 pm to 7:30 pm. Cornwall Civic Complex, 100 Water St. E. Call 1.888.2.DONATE for an appointment

Friends of Veterans Spaghetti Fundraiser at 4:30 pm. RCAFA Wing 424, 240 Water St. W. Guest speaker: Mike Blais, Canadian Veterans Advocacy founder. Admission: 15$


MISCELLANEOUS& Worship Praise Night We meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 7:00pm at Fountaingate Christian Assembly, 949 Mohawk Drive, Cornwall

Come and spend time in His presence OPEN HOUSE: Discover the benefits of toastmasters! Smart City Toastmasters Club invites you to a positive energy night on wednesday Nov. 7th 2012. At 6:30pm in the library at St Lawrence Intermediate School(1450 second st. E). Special Guest Speaker Sue Stewart, host of the #1 morning show in the Seaway Valley, "The Morning Rush With Jimmy & Sue". For more information please contact: Bob LeBrun(613-932-4792) or Claudette Pilon(613-938-2394) Cornwall Newcomers Club Monthly Dinner Meeting Welcoming women new to the area within the last 3 years. Wednesday, November 7th. Call: 613.932.5387 or E-mail:

Cornwall Business Network Cash MOB, open to the general public, come out to support your community - See CBN website for d e t a i l s info: THURSDAY, NOV 8 http://www.cornwallbusinessnetw Legion Over 60 Seniors Club Bid Euchre at 1:30 pm in the ladies lounge. 415 2nd CareFor Health & Wellness Clinic St. W Light snacks will be served. from 9 am to 12 noon, Centre Charles Emile Claude, 146 Chevrier FRIDAY, NOV 9 St. Registerd nurse on site for general health checks. No Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off Yuk Yuks appointment necessary. Comedy Night Dinner 6:30 pm, Moccasin Model Railroad Club Meeting at 7:30 pm. St. Mathews Lutheran Church, 1509 2nd St. W. All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome attend. Ladies Auxiliary Euchre Party at 1:30 pm. Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, 321 Tollgate Rd. E. Prizes & lunch served. Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Luncheon served: 11 am to 1 pm. St. John's Presbyterian Church, 28 2nd St. E. Admission: 10$

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Aultsville Theatre and are proud to present Juno Award-winning Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – ‘Kings and Queens’ LIVE at Cornwall’s non-profit, 658-seat Aultsville Theatre Saturday, November 10th at 8:00pm.

This show is the first-ever ‘Aultsville Presents’ and will include special appearances by Amy Helm (daughter of the infamous Band drummer/vocalist Levon Helm) and Canadian Indie icon Mary Margaret O’Hara (Mojo Magazine of the UK has listed Mary Margaret as one of the top 100 'cult music' heroes of all time and her debut ‘Miss America’ as one of the top 100 albums of the 20th Century) and will kick off with Hamilton buzz band Harlan Pepper.

Tickets are $40 (plus tax and applicable surcharges) and are available at the Cornwall Civic Complex Box Office and online at (The Aultsville Box Office opens at 7:00pm on the evening of the event)

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“ The Kings and Queens travelling circus is coming to town”

Now into their second decade, with one JUNO award and several JUNO nominations under their belts, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson) have organically evolved into arguably one of the finest rootsoriented bands in North America. They have released seven CDs and gradually developed a musical brotherhood manifested in a groove, blend and melodic/rhythmic play that is distinctive, mystical, energizing and constantly evocative. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have become and remain one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures. Following the success of their March 2012 Massey Hall show in Toronto, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings were proud to announce the Kings and Queens Tour, named for the band’s impressive collaboration album entitled ‘Kings and Queens’ and hitting stops all across North America. The release paired the band with some of their favorite female singers and friends – and some of the biggest names in roots, blues and jazz - Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Pam Tillis, Serena Ryder, Lucinda Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Amy Helm, Janiva Magness, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Sam Phillips, Sara Watkins, Exene Cervenka, Patti Scialfa and Holly Cole. Some of the album’s Queens and other close friends will be making special guest appearances throughout the tour performing LIVE with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. For more information please contact:  Ken Beattie Blackie publicist, Killbeat Music –  Graham Greer – Aultsville Communications Coordinator –


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True Art is in the eye of the Cheque Holder!

I’m often asked what kind of music I write. That’s always a very loaded question with no simple answer. “It’s not really country,” I say. In fact, it’s not country at all. There are hints of it, as well as hints of rhythm and blues and jazz, and a couple of the songs verge on rock.

I love a good debate, not an argument but a true defending of ideas and principles. There is nothing more fun than to discuss with your friends and fellow artists the merit of this style or that. What I have a problem with is intolerance! You know what I am referring to the person who no matter what you say believes you are wrong not for any other reason than they don’t happen to agree. Not agreeing is not even the real problem it’s the intolerant attitude toward anyone who opposes them, often to the level of discrediting the person who opposes them. This is where I have difficulties. I am of the opinion that everyone is entitled to their opinion, good, bad or indifferent. If you don’t like mine that is just fine with me, we can agree to disagree but let’s keep an open mind about the grey area between. Politicians love to practice intolerance. They often make up reasons why their opponent is wrong even if their logic is flawed just to discredit them and we have come to expect it from them. When it happens between artists then it is sad; this is because the nature of art is one of self expression and to simply dismiss that art on grounds of style, subject or not suppose to be done that way, strikes at the Artist’s very core. An example of this is my daughter is studying English Literature at University and although her professors for the most part are eager to hear the opinions of their students with regard to story writing she does have one professor that is not. She believes that modern literature such as “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter” are written by untalented writers serving an unsophisticated story line to uneducated morons or something like that. Her level of intolerance to the modern storyteller not only affects the moral of her students but their grade average if they dare to challenge her. I say that true art is in the eye of the cheque holder. Although the authors of modern literature may find her attitude offensive, it certainly isn’t hurting their bank accounts. Modern visual art is often the target of the intolerant. They have the opinion that unless it looks almost photographic in technical skill it is inferior art. I used to feel this way until I tried to paint in the Abstract Expressionist style and quickly realized that actually more painting skill was required to work with the abstract design than realism as the design will fail quickly and absolutely if not handled correctly. There will be those that will argue that and would accept a challenge but there are also those that would rather just bad mouth the abstract artists to anyone who would listen. “They paint that way because they can’t really paint” or my favorite “Gorilla’s and two year olds could do better”.

This is a disease that flourishes in every art form but when it comes from your peers it can be difficult to fight. When this happens what you need to remember is this; if you enjoy the art you are making, who cares what they think; if you are challenged and move forward, so what if they don’t like it; if what you are doing is unique and not yet accepted into the main stream, fantastic! Art is a business of the different, the unique and the ground breaking and if you are doing what everyone does just because they say you should, well then I would be worried. In closing keep this in mind: Beauty is in the eye of the cheque holder; storytelling writers make the most money; unique voices are sought after; safe little plays and films don’t become blockbusters and dancers who just tap dance are a dime a dozen. Now go forth and upset the intolerant!

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Probably the greatest influence in my writing - and more than likely for any girl who has ever picked up a guitar - is folk. But I certainly wouldn’t call my music folk either. Some of my songs have even been described as having a European flavour. If it’s all of those things, but neither in particular, what is it then?

If you ask anyone who knows my music, their reaction usually is quite the same. They don’t know, and truth be told, neither do I. I grew up in a country-music-loving household, in the 60s and 70s, and I can’t really remember a time when there wasn’t a “hurtin’ tune” echoing through the house. You know, Patsy Cline and Merle Haggard among others of that ilk. There’s no denying its influence in some of my songs, but I would certainly not be called a country artist.

My taste in music and artist influence, has changed and evolved over my life and remains as diversified as music genres get: Elvis, Carly Simon, Fleetwood Mac, k.d. Lang, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Heart, Sting, Carol King, Bonnie Raitt, Amy Winehouse ... If you can possibly find a genre in that, then that’s me. I’ve been trying to give my music a name - folk-rock fusion/mockcountry/adult contemporary alternative - but nothing really fits. Does it need a name? Maybe not, and that’s ok too, unless I’m asked to tick a music genre box on Reverb Nation. What I can tell you is that I write about life and love and hope and all that’s good in the world. Sometimes I write about pain, and sadness, but plenty of happiness too. I write from the heart and feel eternally grateful to be able to do so, and to share it with anyone who’ll listen. My new CD, The Way I Am, took about three years and the help of a group of wonderful musicians/friends, who have generously gone the distance with me. My heart is full of them.

A couple of the guys and I will be previewing the CD at the Winter Windup Merchant Market on November 18, at the Civic Complex and then, I’m putting the band back together for a one-night-only CD release Concert. The band (featuring some of the best musicians in town - Rod Robillard on lead guitar, Greg Deruchie on guitar, Jim Sharp on drums, Bobby Tessier on bass, and Marc Carrière on flute and percussion) and I will be performing The Way I Am in its entirety at the St Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre (at the Power Dam) on Saturday, November 24, at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00), on the bank of the beautiful river. You can hear a sample of the tunes and get more info at Well, here it is – my CD. This is The Way I Am….

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SEEKING THE ARTS . SEEKING THE ARTS ARTpreneur Conference Featuring Local Success Stories

Musicians, photographers, videographers, artists, performers, authors, graphic artists – the Cornwall region has a wealth of extremely talented individuals who make a living in the arts industry locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Everyone of them has experienced a level of success and are now gathering together for one day to share their experience at the 5th Annual ARTpreneur Conference.

“We have ten local artists participating in the ARTpreneur Conference this year” said Candy Pollard of the Business Enterprise Centre.

Dear Angel Whisperer, I feel curious about this new column called Ask a Psychic. Is it something that will share information about different types of phenomena; science; the Divine? Will people receive answers to their questions? Or…both? Also, who are you? Looking forward to your reply, A Curious Seeker

Dear Curious Seeker, Your questions certainly have attracted my attention. Ask a Psychic will be offering both information and answers to people’s questions.

“We are extremely excited to confirm that Soprano Vocalist Stefanie True, will be our morning speaker.

There are many topics from Auras to Zodiac. The questions from readers like yourself will help to guide the direction and content of this column.

world of operatic performance. Our featured speaker in the afternoon is Steve Baker. Also born and raised in Cornwall, Steve has a love for magic and for performance and will describe his adventures as he established his artistic business.”

People will receive answers to their questions. Readers are welcome to submit a single question through the Angel Whispers’ website www.angelwhispersconsulting.

A native of the Cornwall region who now lives in Europe, Stefanie has performed in Canada, Europe, Mexico, and South Korea, appearing in operas, oratorios, festivals, and solo recitals. She will provide us with a glimpse of her journey into the

The ARTpreneur Conference will also host 2 panel discussions with Q&A. The morning will feature a musicians panel comprised of solo artist Roxanne Delage, Eric Willison of The Shiners, Jason Sauve of SwitchGear and Denis Carr of the Brigadoons. Each artist will speak of their experiences in establishing their careers.

The afternoon panel will feature Kevin Lamoureux of KAV Productions, Candice Nixon of Melting Pot Studios, Author Thom Racine and Noella Cotnam of Sign It Signs. These successful entrepreneurs will also share their successes and the challenges they faced, as they have established themselves in the arts industry.

This is a unique opportunity for anyone considering taking their passion as a singer, songwriter, actor/actress, dancer, musician, potter, photographer, painter or any of the arts, and turning that passion into a profitable business. This is a chance to hear it from people who are actually doing it – creating their success by grasping opportunities and moving forward.

Anyone wishing to attend should register early to reserve your place for the conference. Act quickly to take advantage of early bird pricing by registering before November 5th to save on the conference fee. To register or for more information on ARTpreneur please visit or contact

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About ARTpreneur

ARTPRENEUR is a conference organized to help creative people succeed in business and has been held annually since 2008. The conference is designed for today's professional artist in all domains: painter, musician, writer, dancer, actor, designer, photographer, and talks will be given by experts in the art and business world from both Canada and the United States. ARTpreneur will provide an inside look into what it takes to make it in the "ART biz" world.

One of the features that makes this a unique column is that Doreen South will personally call the writer of the chosen e-mails to answer the question live! Then their question and answer will be printed in the Local Seeker. Who is the Angel Whisperer? A certified Traditional Healer and Ordained Minister. Formally trained with recognized Spiritual Native and Non-Native teachers. The Angel Whisperer is registered with Health Canada as a Traditional Healer. Most importantly, she is dedicated to a high standard of work for the Creator and with you. Keep on being Curious, ask questions, seek knowledge and trust your Spirit to know Truth when you receive it. Warmly, Doreen South, Angel Whisperer

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Invite in the WIND! Just as the wind from Sandy blew into our region last evening, catapulting me forward as I drove down the 401, new opportunities have been blowing into my life and business. It is a great time in life, especially when you are open to what is possible rather than planning all the details. Of course I set the scene when Jim and I sat down mid-September and created our Strategic Attraction Plan (SAP) for the upcoming year. Strategic Attraction For years clients and colleagues have asked me about running a business and what makes a business successful. I simply say, Strategic Attraction Planning. I know you have all heard of a Strategic Plan, something that is considered an essential ingredient for any successful business. A secret, I’ve never had one ! What I have instead is my SAP. So what’s the difference? Strategic Attraction as the name suggests, is about engaging the Law of Attraction strategically in your business. It has four sections to it: 1. 2. 3. 4.

The qualities and characteristics of your perfect customer/client What makes you, as a business person/entrepreneur ‘tick’ – why you do what you do What you want – we call this clarity, setting your business intentions Who do you BE – understanding that everything you want from life begins within you and your energy

That’s different than a regular Strategic Plan! Intentions and Goals Intentions and goals are frequently confused. A simple explanation is that an intention is open ended. It states what you want yet is not fixed on a specific outcome. Example: I am attracting my perfect healthy body. Notice that you have not specified how this will happen or what you specifically mean by that. You are leaving the solution open ended and as a result, give yourself permission to attract something you may not have considered otherwise. Goals on the other hand specify an outcome. For example: I plan to lose 10 pounds, begin the new diet and go to the gym 3 nights a week. You have already decided on the solutions and fix your attention to the scales, what you eat and working out. Boring ! In business I have found that intentionality is far more powerful than goals. That’s not to say I don’t have any goals as most of the projects I work on have deadlines and deliverables. At the same time my intentions have opened up possibilities for me I never would have considered. You have to love that. Who You BE We all have a slightly skewed view of who we are. I have long been a believer of taking every opportunity to learn more about ME and to understand my strengths and what makes m unique. Knowing these things about yourself helps you to engage those strengths and focus on what you do well. Too often you do the opposite – you focus on improving your weaknesses. Trust me this does not work. Whatever you focus on grows! Don’t you want to grow your strengths?

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FOCUS ART ON LINE Do all the wonderful new products, papers, paints and materials out there stimulate you? Do you want to step out of the box and try something different? A workshop in mixed media opens a new world of communication. As you apply your craft you get many unexpected surprises of color and texture. « Every time you add something new, your artwork reassembles itself and responds back. It’s a conversation between artist and art. » Susan Krieg

Sandra Taylor Hedges, professional artist, pastpresident of Focus Art, art teacher in the South Carolina Art Program, St-Laurence College and Cornwall Art Programs will host a workshop introducing members and visitors to this highly creative and entertaining art form. This will be a hands-on event. Plenty of art talk and experimenting. You don’t have to be a member; you need only be interested in art. Dress accordingly. The same evening, Lorna Forman, author and artist, will present a collaborative project between poets and painters. Want to know more? Join us Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7pm, at the Benson Center, in the Pommier Room. Remember: There is little time to take in the 8th Annual Juried Show at the Cornwall Public library. Over 60 pieces of art are on display until November 9. Thinking of giving a unique gift for Christmas? A work of art by a local artist is a gift that goes a long way. Next week, I’ll explain just what and who l’Association FOCUS ART Association is.

Rose Desnoyers President of Association FOCUS ART Association 2012-2013 So where do you start; what can you do. One of the tools I love, and which recently blew into our lives is a learning system called Lumina. It offers you the opportunity to complete a self-assessment questionnaire which then generates a Spark Portrait which is all about you. You learn about the four colour energies and how you play in them, the eight aspects and twenty-four qualities of personality and, most importantly, your strengths. Of course the added Cornwall’s Programs benefit is that, the more you learn about you, the more you learn about others. For me the WIND signifies Welcoming In New Discovery. Investing in yourself, is an investment in your life, your work and if you are like me, your business. With the wind comes new air to breathe, new knowledge of self and of course new life opportunities. I invite you to stand outside, open your arms, feel yourself fly in the WIND, and imagine where your journey is headed. Who knows where you might land next? Until next time, Betty Betty Healey is an award winning author, coach and inspiring speaker. She is offering two upcoming workshops of interest to you: Celebrate Your Strengths on November 13th and Strategic Attraction Planning on December 1st, 2012. To find out more contact Betty at or go to

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There isn’t much racing news to report this week, as the off-season is beginning to set in for most race teams. The Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series will head south for their final race of the 2012 season at the World Finals at the DIRT Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina this coming weekend. Just a couple of tracks were in operation this past weekend, as Five Mile Point Speedway near Binghamton, New York hosted their season finale RoC event. Danny Johnson was the race winner and series champion finishing ahead of Jimmy Phelps, Stewart Friesen, Rick Laubach and Pat Ward. The only other track in action was Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland, and after a day of qualifying on Saturday, their features were rained out on Sunday and postponed until November 11th.

Sunday for the final day from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Finish Line Web Design will have a booth set up in this year’s National Parts Peddler show with Jessica Power’s DIRTcar Sportsman on hand. Finish Line Web Design will offer a Parts Peddler Trade Show Special for this weekend only, with a 10% discount on all services (except t-shirts). This offer will be open for new clients, as well as all current clients wishing to renew early. We will also have t-shirts for sale during the event, featuring Danny O’Brien, Matt Billings, Tim O’Brien, Dylan Evoy, Chris Herbison as well as a few remaining Finish Line Web Design t-shirts. For more information on the National Parts Peddler Trade Show, please visit their website, I did attend the Funeral Service for our friend Glen Gould, who passed away last Saturday. Glen was an ambassador of our sport, a friend to many, and a great family man. He will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to cross paths with him. I hope you continue to enjoy my weekly column. As always, any comments or suggestions can be sent to

As mentioned earlier, there will be people traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina this week for the World Finals. This three-day event hosts the final points races for the Big Block Modifieds, World of Outlaw Late Models and World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. With the big storm approaching, I wish everyone safe travels, and the best of luck once they reach their destination. I was able to attend this event back in 2010, and wish I was going again this year. I may attend Black Rock Speedway on Saturday for their final race of 2012. They host the annual Empire Finale $6000 to win event for the Modifieds. I haven’t been to Black Rock in quite a few years, so if the weather co-operates I may make the four-hour trip to the Finger Lakes area of New York State. The final racing event of my season will take place on November 16th to 18th in Syracuse for the 33rd annual National Parts Peddler Trade Show and Auction at the New York State Fairgrounds. Although this show marks the end of a season for some, it also begins a brand new season for many of the vendors as they display their 2013 cars and equipment. The event will kick off on Friday, November 16th as they open the show to the public at noon. Friday night, everyone will be treated to the sounds of Johnny Cash as Terry Lee Goffey performs live on stage. Goffey is nationally-known and is the ultimate Johnny Cash tribute artist. The show will resume at 10:00am on Saturday morning for another day of buying and selling, and will close out on

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Tomorrow, Saturday, November 3rd is the Walk for Health with Dr. Marie Josee Cardinal. Donations are being accepted for autism this week. It’s a great cause, and having worked with autistic children for over 8 years, this one is close to my heart. These individuals are awesome, we just need to give them the time and respect required in order to understand their needs. If you have time, come and join us at Quest gym, at 10:00am for a 3.5 km walk. It’s a great way to start the day on the right foot. Hope to see you there! Finally what we have all been waiting for is here!!! I am so pumped and thrilled to be a vendor for a second year in a row! I look

forward to seeing so many of you there. This Sunday, November 4th at Marlin’s Orchards: an awesome fundraiser for MS, cost is $5 a person, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Over 70 original vendors will be under one roof. Don’t miss out on this huge unique event. An ATM machine will be available this year, this way you can be sure to pick up all that you need and not be disappointed - bring cash as well. Make sure to stop at my booth, in order to place your name in a draw to win an awesome Health Nut homemade goody basket! It was my third and final week at the Seaway Senior Citizens Centre, giving nutrition workshops dealing with healthy appetizers, snacks and desserts. It was an awesome turnout of great individuals who could enjoy all of the fresh samples. Many questions were answered and healthy alternatives were discussed. You can eat healthy on a budget and make it yourself with minimal effort. Food can taste awesome, when it is made in your kitchen with love.

There are still a couple of spots left for my regular Healthy Eating Cooking seminar on Saturday, November 10th, from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Email me if you are interested and I will send you all of the necessary details….come and live your best life ever! In health…. Sylvie Thibert The Health Nut! 613-931-3119 email:

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“ About The House”

Naturally Delicious ... with the Health Nut

Can you believe that we have welcomed November already? OMG! How time flies when you are having fun. What a great week-end this will be; time for all of us to get involved in our community one more time!

Joe, The kitchen in my house is about twenty years old. It has nice oak cabinets but they are rather dark and dated. I would like to refinish them in a more contemporary colour but I don’t know how to go about stripping them. I have contacted local cabinet refacers, they say they don’t do that and then they sent me to you. What is the easiest way to maintain my existing kitchen but modernize it with a more contemporary colour and make it look like new? Thanks for your help, Jeff Thanks for the question Jeff. This is a good one that has crossed the minds of many people. I have been asked numerous times by customers and the answer is always the same: it comes down to time or money. If you don’t have one you best have a lot of the other. Stripping wooden furnishings of any kind is a time consuming and delicate process and cabinetry is no different. Any intricate millwork will invariably require hours and hours of painstaking solvent and scraper work. One avenue that I might suggest you try (and I haven’t actually tried this myself so I can’t vouch for the success of it - but I know it will work) is abrasive blasting. Using a compressed air device, sand or other natural abrasives are blown at an object at high speeds to blast off paint and finishes. Now since most or all abrasives are harder than wood you will have to exercise a great deal of caution when attacking your cabinets with this method. I recommend a few trial runs on the backs of the doors to get the feel for the stripping ability of your particular abrasive. Besides sand - which is the traditional and least expensive abrasive available - there are a variety to choose from ranging in coarseness and hardness. Other available abrasives include soda, aluminum oxide, glass beads, walnut shells, and salt; basically anything that is fine enough to spray out a nozzle with air. Oak is about as hard as domestic woods get so you will have a fairly good shot at stripping them down without damaging them. You will still have to invest a fair bit of time sanding them smooth afterwards and then staining and refinishing them, but the blasting will save you a lot of time with the details. So this is a happy medium between time and money. I wish you the best in your endeavour. If you stick to it, it will be complete before you know it and you’ll have the pride of a project you completed that you get to admire every day. All the best, 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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SEEKERS SNIPPETS Things are rolling along!

Cornwall's Benson Centre Wins International Excellence in Design Award Cornwall's new multi-sport facility has been recognized with an Excellence in Design Award by American Buildings Company. The $32 million facility was named the Green Building of the Year and was profiled in a 24 page glossy publication distributed around the world. The Benson Centre also took Runner Up honours in the overall 'Building of the Year' category, beating out Auburn University's impressive indoor practice facility and placing second only to the White River Valley Electric Cooperative Building in Branson Missouri. The Benson Centre was nominated for the award by Chris Markell of Bourgon Construction Ltd., who worked on the project with general contractor Pomerleau. The Benson Centre was designed by Barry • Bryan Associates (1991) Limited, Architects, Engineers.

Christine Giroux of St. Andrews is working her tail off, day and night with the camera crew following every swing of her hammer! TOMORROW Saturday, November 3rd she has teamed up with SWITCHGEAR & La Maison for a night of fun, live music, prizes and food! Doors open @ get there early. Cover charge is $5 at the door. Come out and support an exciting project happening in our community. Camera crews will be there as well taping for the show, so put on your best rags! Come out, to Help out!!! There will be cupcakes for sale, a draw for a gift basket of prizes that includes a Fireplace Getaway package. Try your best guess at the bottle of caps as well. A portion of money raised will be donated to support our local community Hospice. Christine also would like to put the offer out for donations that might make her house the WINNER!

Family EXPO was a huge success ...

Join in the fun!

Article and photos by Seeker Chick Mai-Liis

Keep in touch of what is going on through the Join Team Christine page on Facebook!! You can also check out pics of the reno's and the house.

The Ontario Early Years Centre of SD&G, the Centre de Santé Communautaire de l’Estrie and Hip Kids presented the 5th Annual Family Expo at the Cornwall Civic complex on October 19 and 20th. This show brought together products, services and resources for parents and their children in the Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne

Victoria Quilts Canada, Cornwall Branch, celebrates their 10 Year Anniversary! Article and photos by Seeker Chick Mai-Liis

area. Exhibitors presented parents with the latest in toys, clothes, baby and toddler supplies as well as child care options, RESP’s and so much more!

The group which consists of 70 members (many of them seen in the photo above) started in Cornwall in 2002 with founding members Joan Bray, Diane Daoust and Kelly Picket. They meet on the last Wednesday of each month at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Cornwall and gather to make quilts. Since 2002 they have made and donated 24,011 quilts to cancer patients and this past October alone they made a total of 28 quilts. Pictured in the second photo above is the Executive. From left to right: Joan Demers, Quilt Machiner, Denise Besner, Treasurer, Carol Campbell, Quilt Keeper, Margaret RobertsonFlynn, President, Joanne Leger, Fabric Keeper and Lorraine Lemire, Secretary. What a great group of ladies who I had the pleasure of meeting and having lunch with. A bit of history: Victoria Quilts was established in memory of Victoria Ann Morrison, a cancer patient and quilt maker. She made over 100 “Love Quilts” in her short lifetime. She spoke of being cold during her chemotherapy treatments and with her in mind, Victoria Quilts Canada was founded in 1998.

THE LOCAL SEEKER (November 2 - pg. 18)


SEEKERS SNIPPETS "Congratulations to all of those members of our community who made the MRI machine at Cornwall Community Hospital a reality!

Do you like working with children? Do you want valuable work experience? Become a volunteer in the Community Homework & After-School Program (CHAP), 101 2nd Street West, Cornwall, ON. CHAP helps children with homework and enrichment programming such as physical activity, music, crafts, etc., as well as providing a nutritious snack. Program operates 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Tri-County Literacy Council at 613-932-7161 or email:”

Well it looked like First Student was at it again Saturday, October 27th .... Article by Mike Proulx

Two full buses rolled out of their yard and headed to Lac Leamy for their annual Charity Casino Run for CHEO. $2600.00 was raised that evening everyone had a great time all for a worthy cause. First Student would like to thank everyone who came out to support their fundraiser. We look forward to do it again! The dust hasn’t even settled from one fundraiser they are already getting their hands dirty planning another.

Cornwall Woofest was delighted to have Scotia Bank as a supporter of our event.

Saturday March 2nd 2013 is their 5th Annual Rock N Bowl/Silent Auction for CHEO at Nativity Bowling Lanes. Put a team together and come on out and have a blast bowling the night away! If you dont wish to bowl but just take in the Silent Auction, that is great too!

Pictured here is Bob Sloan, Chair of Cornwall Dog Park Association, accepting the cheque of $1,048.31 from the Scotia Bank team, Scotia Bank Staff – Cathy Jeaurond, Sheila Youmelle and Stephen Bernier

Bring your friends, bring your money, Bring your friends money. It's all for CHEO! For more information or to reserve your lane, please contact First Student at 613-938-8000

Plans for next year’s Woofest are underway and we are happy to announce that Scotia Bank will continue to support our event. Without sponsorship an event such as this would not be possible – thank you Scotia Bank! The spirit of Hallowe'en is in full swing at the Seaway Seniors Club - Chuckie greeted members at the door!!

Bake & Craft Sale in Support of Cystic Fibrosis Saturday, November 10th, 9am to 1pm at Zeller’ s at Mall Entrance. Start your Christmas shopping early. Please support the fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. For more information please call Kim Baird 613-933-5851.

Saturday, November 10th: In Flanders Fields – A concert of Remembrance Observe Remembrance Day in music and song with CHORUS NOVUS and Cantabile Chorale of York Region. The 60-voice choir will perform Howard Goodall’s requiem, Eternal Light and excerpts from Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. Saturday, November 10th, 7:30pm, Trinity Anglican Church, Cornwall. Tickets are available at Scotiabank Brookdale Centre and at the door. Free for those age 16 years and under.

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