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Vol. 3, Issue 2 January 20, 2012

about CORNWALL PEOPLE for CORNWALL PEOPLE by CORNWALL PEOPLE Kathy Smart - Local girl gone BIG! Not only does she have her own cooking show, her cookbook has gone international! Kathy Smart (born Burgess), born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario and now living in Orleans, is a registered nutritional consultant with the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners, a Registered Sports Nutrition Advisor, a Holistic Teaching Chef with the Holistic Cooking Academy of Canada and a Registered Personal Fitness Trainer with the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals. With over 14 years experience in the health and fitness industries, she currently works as a nutritional consultant and fitness instructor for the City of Ottawa, a nutritional consultant for Designed Food Systems Inc. assisting with menu development, nutritional analysis and recipe testing for retail sales and as a Holistic Teaching Chef for the Ottawa Carleton School Board. She is also the host and chef of ‘Live The Smart Way’ - the world’s first gluten free and vegetarian cooking show with Rogers TV. Kathy can be seen on Rogers Ottawa Daytime TV and A channel where she teaches, motivates and inspires others with healthy recipes and healthy living tips. Kathy excels at menu specialization, recipe development and recipe modifications including gluten-free, wheat- free, dairy-free and vegetarian / vegan options. Her planning considers special needs including age, disease, gender, and heredity. She has designed hundreds of personalized programs for clients with diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease and food allergies. Kathy has written and published four cookbooks with a special emphasis on gluten free and dairy free choices.

Kathy can be reached at 613.235.SAGE (7243) or email: or visit

or come and see her at the CELIAC SUPPORT MEETING (also for anyone interested in a Gluten Free diet) on January 28 at 1:00 pm., 847 York St. (Harvest Christian Fellowship church basement hall). Guest speaker, Kathy Smart, who is the chef, nutritionist and host of North America's first gluten-free cooking show, "Live the Smart Way". She will also give a brief cooking demo, and will bring her cookbook to sell (and sign) for only $25. For more info: Mary Brink, 938-2908.

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There are more than 10,000 images at the Cornwall Community Museum. If you are interested in learning more about our history, the museum has a wide selection old and modern local histories for sale, .

Article by Ian Bowering The bar in the Grand Trunk Restaurant, ca. 1900. The restaurant was opened in the 1870s to serve the customers of the Grand Trunk Railway (CNR) Station in the 1870s. It was known for its splendid menu and the food was always served in first-class style. Business started to fall-off in the 1890s when fewer trains stopped at lunch and supper time.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, (above) 131 Augustus St. Colonel Harland Sanders introduced Kentucky Fried Chicken to the world in 1939. Sanders advertised that it was now possible to have "Sunday dinner served seven days a week." The public bought into the idea and in 2006 the Louisville, Kentucky based business had more than 11,000 outlets in 80 countries and territories world-wide. Cornwall's first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise opened in a converted house at 131 Augustus Street around 1965. Within two years a second outlet opened at 718 Montreal Road, to be followed by a third outlet at 1245 Brookdale Avenue in 1968. By 1970 the Montreal Road outlet had relocated to the Eastcourt Mall, and a year later the Augustus St. store was closed and is now a parking lot. The photograph shows the line-up outside of the Augustus Street store for a 5 cent dinner available with each purchase of a 99 cent dinner, April 1st, 1965. More than 4,000 dinners, feeding more than 10 per cent of Albert E. Dumser, converted Louis Wong's Steam Laundry at 23 - 25 2nd St. E., into a Cornwall's population were sold during the promotion which ran from 4 restaurant before World War II. A resident of the Cornwallis Hotel, Dumser closed the pm to midnight. restaurant before the end of the War. The restaurant housed an information bureau and retiring rooms. It also provided free parking for 100 cars in the rear and claimed that "We watch and care for your car while you eat. A service completely without charge." One satisfied customer wrote: " I had dinner at Cornwall's finest and coolest restaurant, and Oh! Boy - wot a meat - and how reasonable. If you have never eaten here you missed sumpin."

They say "any advertising is good advertising" - The green giant at Colossus (left) ruled as the best on Pitt and 2nd from 1974 until 1992, and was considered by many children as Cornwall's premier attraction! Hung Moi 300 Pitt Street, destroyed by fire in 1987.

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EYE ON SOCIETY by Jason Setnyk

Arts, Culture, and Politics I would like to congratulate local musician Graham Greer. Greer is the new Communications Coordinator of Cornwall's Aultsville Theatre. I've had the opportunity to work with Mr. Greer twice. I booked him at a Rock for Charity in 2010, and at the Poverty Free Ontario rally in Cornwall this past summer (see the photo above). His professionalism and his commitment to our community are simply outstanding. I wish him the best of success. Graham Greer will be opening up for Don Ross at The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Morrisburg, ON Saturday, January 21st, 2012. Also for fans of Aultsville Theatre check this out: The Jim Cuddy Band is playing in Cornwall on Monday February 13th at Aultsville Theatre! Tickets are $49 and available online at Saturday February 4th is a big day for Makeshift Innocence. The band which originates from the Cornwall Ontario area will compete in Calgary for the top prize of $200,000! The event takes place at the Wyckham House Event Centre at Mount Royal University. Makeshift Innocence has inked an international publishing and development deal with Pangea International Music Publishing who’s founders have played a part in the support of such acts as Coldplay, Adele, MUSE, Jessie J, LMFAO, The Temper Trap, and Dido. Rockstar Party and Alkaline Entertainment are proud to bring to you the Killer Dwarfs Live at La Maison Tavern with special guests Sudden Thunder January 27th, 2012. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $2O in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at La Maison Tavern, Strung Out Guitars and Melody Music. People who attend this show will get the opportunity to buy front row tickets to the Helix show in March. The Killer Dwarfs are a popular heavy metal band that formed in

Oshawa Ontario about thirty years ago. They were on Epic Records, and they had music videos featured on MTV, and they were the opening act for an Iron Maiden tour. n one year on Blogspot my website the Cornwall Underground has published over 80 stories, listed well over 200 events (many of which have been published here in the Local Seeker), and my blog has had over 8000 hits. Thank you everyone who visits my blog! The purpose of this blog is to promote music, arts, and culture in Cornwall Ontario and the surrounding areas. To celebrate one year here the Cornwall Underground has a brand new look, new logo, and new page sections including events, photos, musicians, arts and culture, community, and contact information. The Cornwall Underground has been serving the local music community online since August of 1999. Recently the City of Cornwall has added a link to the Cornwall Underground website on the local Media section of their website. It is a huge honour to get that sort of recognition for my online media work. Visit the Cornwall Underground here:

The Environment I had lunch earlier this week at Dish in downtown Cornwall. The focus of this restaurant's menu is fresh and locally made ingredients. The soup was simply outstanding and the sandwich was very good too! Why am I writing this under the environment? Well not only are fresh ingredients good for your tummy, but by using locally grown and locally made products, the meal has a smaller carbon footprint, and thus is much better for the environment. Social Justice Rock N' Bowlers! Sara Murphy has organized a musician and artist bowling team consisting of herself, Keegan Larose, Frank Burelle, Brad James, Jason Ryan, and myself (Jason Setnyk) to raise some money, knock down some pins, and participate in the 2012 Bowl For Kids Sake benefiting the local chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Sara and the gang are very lucky to have me, because I'm going to be a huge asset to our team. I bowl over a hundred almost half the time! My name is Jason Setnyk, and 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.

2012 Manly Men of Movember Calendar to fight prostate cancer Article by Jason Setnyk Moustaches come in all shapes, colours, and sizes - from Tom Selleck to Hulk Hogan. Now moustaches have become a symbol of hope. Many guys grow moustaches in November to raise money for prostate cancer. Locally, Jason McNamara is famous for both his top-notch photography and his facial hair, so perhaps he was the perfect photographer for a new project. Marc Bray approached McNamara about doing a Movember calendar, and he liked the idea a lot. “I thought it was a great idea so I immediately went on my fanpage and made a contest. I then called my friend, designer Jamie McLennan, and asked if he wanted in and he was interested. His company Cyan Solutions donated the printing. The contest was, basically, submit your photo and the most likes gets in the calendar”, said McNamara. The photos were shot at Olympia Bowling in Cornwall. “Olympia was willing to let us use a lane for a few hours and we all got together and got it done. Jamie and I worked on it over the holidays and here we are. The inspiration was simply to raise some money and make a cool calendar that we would like.” Hence the 2012 Manly Men of Movember Calendar was born. 80 copies of the calendar have already sold, and most likely only 150 will be printed. Locally people can buy the calendar directly from McNamara on his Framed Photography Facebook fan page for $15 each: 100 percent of the proceeds are being donated to Movember Canada. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada. Together, the two channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with their strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research. For more information on Movember Canada, visit the website here:

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NEWS with NADA Many times when selling a home a open house will be held. As a Seller there are a few tips I can recommend to you. 1 - TIDY UP YOUR HOME: This may seem like a obvious tip but this is one of the most important tasks a Seller can have when doing an open house. This means cleaning all kitchen cupboards, appliances, dusting, cleaning bathrooms etc. Having a clean home gives the buyers a better view of the house. It also leads buyers to believe the home is well kept. Setting up the kitchen table with your best table linens and table sets will give the home a homey feel. 2 - DE-CLUTTER YOUR HOME: When the home is de-cluttered it will show much better. The rooms appear to be larger and it allows buyers to view the home without having to look past any clutter which may be preventing them from doing so. 3 - LEAVE: Buyers feel uncomfortable viewing the home with the Seller there. They have a harder time seeing the home as their own instead of viewing it as yours. 4 - DE-PERSONALIZE: Remove all family photos and personal images. Many buyers have a hard time seeing the home as theirs with your photos on the wall. 5 - LOCK UP ALL VALUABLES: In some circumstances you may have many people in your home at once. As a Realtor it can be difficult to stay with all parties at once during this time and therefore it is always much safer to have your valuables out of sight.

6 - Give The Home Its Own Scent: This can including putting a fresh apple pie in the oven or even lighting a few candles throughout the home. Scent can effect a persons persona of the home immediately as they walk in. This can start the experience for the buyer off on the right track. Giving them the homey feel before they have even taken off their shoes. Open houses are always one way of having your home sold and having your home at tip top shape during this is a great way to get the Buyers to bring you an offer.

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kriscrossroads by Kris Ward

Shelter From the Storm The unseasonably warm weather we recently enjoyed, realistically needed to come to an end, and mid-January; it did. We were treated to snow, rain, freezing rain and more snow; all in a 24 hour period. As I write this, we are poised for another dose of snow and possible freezing rain. So when a storm like this hits; it gives you a chance to ponder or panic at the state of your preparedness and craving for shelter and comfort. Peering out my frosted office window, I could see students, faculty and staff make their way to the parking lot, struggling to clear windows and free their ice encrusted vehicles; so I worried when my turn came. I had an early morning meeting and knew that I would have to contend with hazardous road conditions. After over thirty minutes of scraping and brushing the snow away, I was on the road again.

I stopped and picked up some essentials along the way. It was a ‘Snow Day’ so when I returned home after a white-knuckle drive; I knew I was staying put. A little hibernation was in order. My driveway always seems to get the bulk of the snow from the plow. Lucky for me, I have amazing neighbours and one of them did clear my double driveway, so I am very grateful. Trying to keep up with this storm was going to be a challenge. My garage is still frozen shut and the car took several days to get the mass of ice off. I keep a shovel in my house, but not a spare car brush, so when I finally can get into my garage again; I’ll add a spare in my house too. I always credit myself with the ability to deal with the unknown, and thought I had everything ready, but realized, I’m not quite there yet. Of course, we discovered that we were missing some of the essentials at home, but we had to make do. Unfortunately the storm did throw off some plans, but for the most part, we made the best of it. I finally watched all the Grey’s Anatomy episodes on my DVR, and continued some of my home projects including tackling the basement where the fireplace is located.

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Seeing my car sitting in the driveway, sheathed in a thick cover of snow and ice, I really didn’t feel like venturing anywhere. I baked some goodies and we relished the simple things. It did bring back memories of the Ice Storm. We were lucky not to lose power this time, although I heard from friends and colleagues from other regions that did suffer through outages . I always keep plenty of candles and batteries; just in case. I still recall when the IceStorm of ’98 hit. Brad was almost 4, looked out the front window and stated that it looked like Mr. Freeze from the “Batman” series, visited Cornwall. Yes, that is what it looked like. Beautiful encased ice, majestically glistening outside; but the weather was brutal. Driveways were transformed to ice rinks. Neighbours and families worked together to make the best of it and share resources. It tested our resolve and helped us to reconnect. We can expect a few more storm-filled days like this before winter is over. The fireplace helps warm the house and takes away some of the solitude of this cold time. It was a quiet and a good time to reflect on what gives me shelter from the storm: extra blankets, the roar of the crackling fireplace, some entertaining movies or shows, comfort food, a good book or two, the soothing voice of friends and family, the purring cats, and best of all the knowledge that it won’t last. After a weekend of hibernation, I returned to work and participated in a hockey activity fundraiser for Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run with the OPP. Although I sadly lack any hockey skills, I did manage to get one shot on goal against good sport, Dean Don Fairweather, at our campus. He was fully decked out as goalie and students and staff had an opportunity to ”Take A Shot At the Dean”. I won the draw for a Toronto Maple Leafs’ Kessel jersey. It was a nice surprise. Although I do support all the Canadian Hockey teams and used to be a major hockey fan; I lost my desire to watch it lately. It’s not the same watching games on your own. Maybe winning that jersey will give me the inspiration to tune in again and cheer on my team. I am keeping this jersey for myself. Am I going to the blue side…who knows? Like our weather; life is unpredictable. Stay safe and stay warm! Follow Kris Ward’s blog at www:


With the cold temperatures, your thoughts may drift to fond memories of summer retreats at the family cottage. And while those thoughts may warm you up a bit, you don’t want to be left out in the cold if you’re not aware of the financial implications when you sell the family retreat or if you transfer ownership to your children this year. Unlike with your home, transferring ownership of the family cottage to anyone other than your spouse may trigger a taxable capital gain on the appreciation in value during your ownership. You may want to consider leaving the property to your spouse. Doing this helps defer the tax bill until the property is sold or passed on to future generations. In addition, there are a number of strategies that you can undertake to help reduce and potentially avoid the capital gains tax, including: Selling and taking back a mortgage – If you decide to sell the cottage to your children, consider taking back a mortgage by offering your children a mortgage loan as payment for the purchase price. The capital gain can be spread over a period of up to five years. And you can forgive the mortgage in your will so your children will own the cottage without debt or paying taxes.

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Transferring ownership while you’re alive – Transferring ownership of the cottage to a trust that designates your children as beneficiaries will trigger an immediate capital gain. But from that point on, your heirs are responsible for taxable gains. They won’t pay those taxes until they sell the property or transfer ownership. Declaring the cottage as your principal residence – You can have only one principal residence for tax purposes. So if your cottage has gone up in value more than your home, consider designating the cottage as your principal residence, which isn’t subject to capital gains

tax. Buying life insurance – Family members can use the tax-free proceeds from a life insurance policy to help pay capital gains taxes on your cottage when you leave it as part of your estate.

Edward Jones, Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund

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If you plan to sell or transfer ownership of your family cottage this year, make sure your finances align with your goals. Doing so can help ensure you stay on track to reach them.


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Lie down on the floor and place both heels on the exercise ball. Lift the hips up so that your body is in a straight line from head to toes. Press the heels into the ball to roll the ball in, contracting the hamstrings. Keep the feet flexed. Roll the ball back out, keeping the hips lifted. Repeat for 1-3 sets of 8-16 reps. For a modification, lower the hips to the floor after rolling the ball out to decrease the intensity.

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With a little know how, there are amazing travel deals to be found. Looking at the current seat sales, I fondly remember one of the best deals I’ve ever grabbed. A now defunct airline, called Jetsgo, used to advertise “Loonie Sundays.” For a few short hours, they would offer certain oneway flights online for only $1. My self-imposed challenge was to play around with the schedule and try to get the dollar fare each way. In addition, I was living in Vancouver at the time, so I also wanted to travel as far as I possibly could. Well, it didn’t take too long before I had it figured out. I was quite pleased with myself. Two dollars return from Vancouver to St. John’s, Newfoundland (plus taxes and fees to bring the total to $250 for 2 people). Incredible, right? Of course, we had to leave on a Thursday and return on the following Tuesday... in the middle of February! The total flying time was 8.5 hours each way, all for one long weekend. No doubt you are thinking, “That’s crazy.” I was thinking that as well, but then I figured it is no different than jetting to London or Paris for a long weekend, if you live in Eastern Canada. So, I said, “Why not?” and booked my ticket. Newfoundland may be the last province to join Confederation, but, interestingly, it is also the first European-settled province. I couldn’t wait to set my feet on its rocky soil. Now, deciding where to stay. Bed and Breakfasts are abundant and beautiful. We decided on “At Wit’s Inn”, an incredible B&B near Water Street, the main street in downtown St.John’s. It is a beautiful historic building with the yummiest of breakfasts and the sweetest of hosts. The talented crafts in Newfoundland are quite apparent in the shops on Water and Duckworth Streets in St. John’s. The knitting, painting, pottery, quirky local art, and delicious local fare are just a few marvellous things you can see in the store windows. You could literally spend all your time and money just shopping. In the evening, you can visit George Street where pubs abound. The Duke of Duckworth Pub is a must, and you might even catch a glimpse of Alan Hawco from the Republic of Doyle.

But, like so many places in Canada, there is so much else to see and do, even in the dead of winter. We rented a car on the windiest day ever and drove the short distance to Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in Canada. I thought I would be blown into the Atlantic Ocean. That would have been memorable, but not as fantastic a sight as the waves crashing wildly against the rocks, the wind howling and blowing, and nary a person for miles. I was smitten with the region and with the friendliest people ever. Another essential place to visit is Cabot Tower at Signal Hill National Historic Site. This is where telecommunications really began. Steve Jobs may have created the iPhone, but really, without Marconi, we might still be using two cans and a really, really long cord. If you happen to visit “The Rock” in the summer or fall seasons, you can catch sight of whales, icebergs and puffins. At Witless Bay, you can whale watch during the day and volunteer at night rescuing puffins. It seems that they get confused by the lights and fly to shore, where hungry predators might be waiting. A little farther south lies beautiful Cape St.Mary’s, where there are amazing views and thousands of gannets, not so different from a trip to the Galapagos. If you like shopping, culture, nature, art, and music, with a touch of quirkiness, St. John’s is your destination. Even if you only have a few days, it’s well worth the time and effort to get there. Although you might be tired when you return to work, you will have a smile on your face and memories to last a lifetime. Have a safe and wonderful trip m’loves, as they say in Newfoundland. Bio: Jeannie Gagnon is a former National Parks Warden who traded in her gun for a pen and plane ticket. Follow her adventures monthly here..

Photo 1: Me looking down the sidestreet at the pub featured in the Republic of Doyle, the Duke of Duckworth taken by Cal Martin Photo 2: Cabot Tower at Signal Hill National Historic Site taken by Cal Martin Photo 3: Picture of gannets at Cape St.Mary's taken by Jeannie Gagnon Photo 4: A Few goodies you can purchase in and around St.John's taken by Jeannie Gagnon

CCVS to Host 9th Annual Super Bowl Party - Sunday, February 5 - 3:00 p.m. The event, taking place at the Ramada Inn & Conference Centre, will feature a hot and cold “Surf & Turf” buffet with all of the trimmings. Tickets are $50 per person, and must be purchased before February 1. Proceeds from the event will help sponsor the CCVS football program. For more information please contact: Barry Brown, Teacher, Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School - 613-932-8360 - or Judy Bobka - 613-932-2720 -

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MONDAY, JANUARY 23 TIME FOR TWOS - 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 2 year old and their parent or caregiver - Great stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts for 2 year olds. FREDDY BEAR'S GANG (ages 5 to 8 yrs) The library has a new member, and his name is Mr. Freddy! This 4 week program introduces Mr. Freddy to Cornwall kids. Every child will sponsor a stuffed animal from the library and will be able to follow their adventure online. 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - FREE Registration required NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR DEREK FOSTER Presents THE WORRIED BOOMER 6:30 pm - FREE Come and meet Derek Foster who left the rat race at the age of 34. His investing approach allowed him to become a millionaire in his 30s – but is simple enough for any 6-year-old to understand. Also learn some little-known tips for securing your retirement from his newest book, “The Worried Boomer”. Take this rare opportunity to learn these strategies as they are revealed in person - and be able to ask any questions you want. This presentation might change your financial future. REGISTER WITH THE LIBRARY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT LIMITED NUMBER OF PEOPLE PERMITTED IN THE ROOM SECOND PRESENTATION ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 26.

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FRIDAY JANUARY 20TH all. Jason Aikman @ Rangatangs in Cornw FRIDAY JANUARY 20TH in Cornwall. Retro 80’s Party @ Rendez-Vous Bar SATURDAY JANUARY 21ST Switchgear @ La Maison in Cornwall.


KARAOKE - 9-12pm Followed by Dance Music Hosted by JAMIE JARVO



SATURDAY JANUARY 21ST Don Ross and Graham Greer Morrisburg. @ the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in SATURDAY JANUARY 21ST Elvis! Elvis! Starring Gino Monopoli @ Aultsville Theatre in Cornwall. TUESDAY JANUARY 24TH llery in Cornwall. Improv Workshop Night @ The Art Ga WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25TH all. Burlesque classes @ Renew in Cornw FRIDAY JANUARY 27TH rnwall. The Killer Dwarfs @ La Maison in Co

FRIDAY JANUARY 27TH ight Hall The Shiners CD Release @ The Spotl (City Limits) in Cornwall. FRIDAY JANUARY 27TH rnwall. Tommy Heatley @ Rangatangs in Co

SATURDAY JANUARY 28TH ony @ The Art Gallery Cornwall Annual Juried Exhibition Award Cerem SATURDAY JANUARY 28TH ous Bar in Cornwall. Karaoke with Jamie Jarvo @ Rendez-V SATURDAY JANUARY 28TH all. Winston Marley @ La Maison in Cornw

SUNDAY JANUARY 29TH rnwall. Switchgear @ Rendez-Vous Bar in Co

Army, Navy & Airforce Club 14 Marlborough St. N. - 613-938-5020 VALENTINES DINNER AND DANCE Date: Saturday, February, 11 2012 Romantic four course dinner Followed by dancing with the Butlers Cocktails from 6-7p - Dinner from 7-9pm Dancing from 9-1am Reserved seating available Cost $38.00 per couple - Dance only $10.00 per person

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December / decembre 2012 TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 BABY TALES - 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 17 (ages 0 to 1) Wednesday, January 18 (ages 1 to 2) In partnership with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. Introduce your baby to books, words and songs. You'll both have fun. TWEEN BOOK CLUB (ages 8 to 12) Come and meet other kids who like to read, and exchange ideas! - 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE registration required DREAMS AND THE SECOND HALF OF YOUR LIFE - Philosophy Course with Bernie Carrière 6:15 to 8:15 - Open to everyone - FREE PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 STORYTIME (ages 3 to 5 yrs) 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, songs, and crafts. REGISTRATION REQUIRED CLUB DE LECTURE LIVROMANIE (pour les 8 à 12 ans) ntrer d'autres jeunes renco Viens - 15 h 30 à 16 h 30 lire! t aimen qui OBLIGATOIRE EST N IPTIO L'INCR BRIDGE CLUB - Open to all interested in friendly challenges - 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m DROP IN CHESS FOR ADULTS with Clifford Labre 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. AUTHOR VISIT - ROBIN TUNNICLIFFE All the dirt: Reflections on organic farming in partnership with All Things Food 7:00 p.m. start Reading room area First floor SCIENCE SPEAKERS SERIES - 7:00 p.m. with St.Lawrence River Institute "Paradise Found, Paradise Lost, Paradise Rehabilitated? Ecosystem Restoration in the Florida Everglades" Presented by Dr. Andy Bramburger

DID YOU KNOW? You can rent DVDs for free at The Cornwall Public Library. Membership at the Library is free for Cornwall residents. All you need is identification and a proof of your current Cornwall residency to get a library card. You can borrow books, DVDs, or even CDs. If you have an e-book reader you can even borrow e-books at the Library too! There is also computer and internet access for the public. There are resources for people of all ages. The Library is located at 45 Second Street East in downtown Cornwall and is open seven days a week during the Fall and Winter. It's a great place to learn, and a perfect outing for any family.

Highest Average/Plus haute moyenne John Apissoghomian 366 pts. Highest Score/le plus haut score John Apissoghomian 473 pts. Most Improved Player/Joueur le plus amélioré Vivianne Panizzon +40 Number of Bingos (Player uses all 7 letters in one play) Nombre de Scrabbles (Un joueur joue les 7 lettres de son chevalet) John Apissoghomian 7 Lucille Fay 2 Vivianne Panizzon 2 Emilie Henkelman 1 Dave Dolan 1 Gisèle Currier 1 Mary Geoffrion 1

Cornwall Scrabble News with Vivianne Panizzon 2012 is starting off with a bang on the Cornwall Scrabble scene. A prestigious Scrabble tournament will be held at the Cornwall Public Library on Saturday, January 28th. Not just any tournament, but a NASPA (North American Scrabble Players Association) rated tournament. The challenge will involve members of the greater part of Ottawa (Ottawa Scrabble Club), members of the greater part of Montreal (Montreal Scrabble Club) and members of Cornwall Scrabble. This will be an ”all day” event with players battling it out for seven or more games. Registrations from all the teams are still coming in so it is still uncertain how many will participate; however, we are expecting about forty players or more. Needless to say that the Cornwall Scrabblers are determined to play at their best. ”Putting their best word forward” in order to rack up top points will be their goal of the day.

For info about the Scrabble Club call the Cornwall Public Library - 613-932-4796

45 Second Street E. TEL: 613-932.4796

THURSDAY JAN 26 /LE JEUDI 26 JANVIER LES BAMBINS À LA BIBLIO (pour les 0 à 2 ans) En partenariat avec le Bureau de santé de l'est de l'Ontario. Initiez votre bébé à la lecture, aux livres et à la musique. Vous vous amuserez tous les deux. 10 h 00 à 10 h 45 - L'inscription est obligatoire L'HEURE DU CONTE POUR LES 3 À 5 ANS) - 10 h à 10 h 45 Des histoires, des jeux de doigts et des bricos. L'inscription est obligatoire CORNWALL SCRABBLE CORNWALl Weekly fun @ 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Free to everyone NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR DEREK FOSTER Presents THE WORRIED BOOMER See Monday for description - Time: 6:30 pm TEEN AUTHOR - Author Bradley Pennell - 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. presents his book - "Demondgelic"

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A Glorious lack of Knowledge! I believe greatly in the continuing training of oneself in the Artistic discipline of your choice. Whether or not you receive it through higher education, workshops or being trained by your Mentor isn’t important. Artists need to be learning more about their craft daily. Anyone who claims to be self-taught is living under a strange delusion as the only truly self-taught would have to have been born on a deserted island and with absolutely no exposure to Art and Culture in any form. We all learn from the examples we see around us; the art we are exposed to and the Artists we admire. Now having just said all that there is still the strange phenomenon I like to call “A Glorious lack of Knowledge”. From this point to save time I will call it, GLK. GLK is when an artist of any discipline is able to imitate an art form without any instruction or guidance. I see this all the time while teaching painting. There are students who have never painted before who will sit down and paint a masterpiece their first time out or those that show up with beautiful work that they worked on at home from another painting that is amazingly good. These wonderful souls will declare that they are selftaught, “No one showed me how to paint. I just sat down and did it”. I know the feeling I used to be one, for 34 years, until I realized I had just been imitating my favorite Artists. This is the beautiful condition of GLK, and some days I wish I was still there. I often want to NOT be listening to the years of training and teaching going on in my head because the down side of “Knowing too much”is we tend to over analyze every move we make, every decision we choose. The result is stiff, tight soulless art. So what is the solution to getting out of our heads and back into our Art? All I can share is what works for me. The very first thing I do is acknowledge what is happening and do a little self-talk, usually out loud (to the confusion of anyone standing near me).

SHIFTING FORWARD with Amanda Marini-Rohde

ART SEEKERS by Sandra Taylor Hedges

SEEKING THE ARTS . SEEKING THE ARTS Finding Your Inner Muse What does it take to perform? Is performing simply a product of the need to be seen and/or heard? Performance is a skill which requires the fine tuning of a skill or many skills, but also it requires passion, thought and conviction. Every day you perform in many different ways. Ever hear the expression, ‘All the world is a stage?’ We wear many different hats in our endeavours as we tumble through our day and the performance we choose to make in each is a result. As performers in the world we adapt our work, our improvisation skills, and our art in the activities we do. Thinking on your feet is an underrated skill that draws the imagination to be open, inspired and activated. As a dancer I find the concept of performance empowering as I invest not only my body, but mind, and soul. It is one thing to go through the motions of a piece of choreography and entirely another once I invest my complete self into the mood and intention of the piece. The performance becomes an entity unto itself and the viewer is given the chance to interpret and receive. To perform from the ‘inside’ is much more interesting and engaging for both the performer and the audience. To broaden this concept, think of learning a phrase of movement, or maybe a monologue or even song. Now, if the performer learns the choreography, monologue or song and reproduces it to a tee there is usually something missing. That factor is the inner muse dying to come out and be a part of this reproduction. Take this thought even farther and apply it to another skill such as cooking, architectural design, teaching, banking, etc... Without creative intention and investment the result lacks its potential certainty. But, once you start to play with the concept you are working on at hand in your own ingenious way, something quite amazing and special happens. A new idea comes to fruition and alas you have found your inner muse. Muse – 1. Greek Mythology Any of the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, each of whom presided over a different art or science. 2. muse a. A guiding spirit. b. A source of inspiration. 3. muse A poet. Creativity comes to mind when I see or think of the word, ‘Muse,’ and I can’t help but feel a little curious, and motivated to seek this chance from within. Yes, sometimes it’s just difficult to step outside the cookie cutter provisions in some of the mundane activities I partake in. But, what if I did? What would happen? Today’s resolution is to perform one activity differently. Maybe, the preparation of meal, maybe the way I read the paper, maybe the way I walk down the hall, maybe how I sit at my desk, maybe how I interact with someone, maybe how I see myself. I challenge you to seek your inner muse and allow something new and genuine to happen. I welcome your comments and feedback. Please feel free to email me at You can also check out my blog at for more articles on movement.

“Sandra” I say to myself, “stop listening to the monkeys in your head!!”. Usually this does the trick but if not I take a walk, change up the music, go make a coffee or in other words distract myself from what I am doing and then I go back to work. When I am finding myself not able to get out of my head, I simply put what I am working on away and get out some scrap paper and start to play. Play for me takes me back to the glory days of GLK, when I was surprised and delighted just to be making art. Remember this, knowledge is great but it doesn’t make you a better Artist, you and only you will make you a better Artist. By you I mean all of you, heart, head and soul. Sandra Taylor Hedges, Fine Artist, Teacher and President of L’association Focus Art Association Cat Scratches - Studio Blog

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We are dynamic, positive and energetic Early Childhood Educators! Heart of the Family is a licensed not for profit childcare centre and provides 24/7 care to families in our community.

Call to Artists: Annual Juried Exhibition By Jason Setnyk - Photo credit:

The Cornwall Regional Art Galley

For children ages 0 to 12 years

is accepting entries for their Annual Juried Exhibition. The Award Ceremony takes plays Saturday January 28th at 2pm, and the display runs from January 25th to March 2nd 2012. This event is open to all artists (local, national, and international), in any medium, except photography (as there will be a separate Juried event for photography later in the year). Professional jurors will be selecting the work for the show and awarding the top 3 cash prizes to recognize our most talented and creative artists. All works submitted must be original and must have been completed within the last 3 years. An artist can submit up to 3 works. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 per artist who is a gallery member and $30 for non-members.

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...Your Child’s Home Away From Home... 137 Eighth Street West, Cornwall, Ontario


Submissions will be accepted from Thursday January 12th to Saturday January 14th, from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information on the Annual Juried Exhibition visit the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery at 168 Pitt Street in downtown Cornwall or visit their website:

Special Needs Exercise Classes SEAWAY SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB begins the New Year with a new exercise class dedicated to seniors with special needs. The class will be very basic – focusing on strength training it is perfect for beginners, those with restricted mobility, or individuals recovering from illness or needing to alleviate chronic health conditions. The class is being lead by Cathy Bourgon, a certified fitness instructor, each Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. All equipment is supplied and all classes are held at 1010 Guy Street, Cornwall. Everyone is welcome to participate. Call the Centre at 613-932-4969 for more information.

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LOCAL SEEKER - CORNWALL NEWS Cornwall Winterfest Carnaval set to dazzle this February 18-20

Wedding Reception in honor of

Amber Lariviere & Jason Pichie Friday, January 27th 2012 at the Ramada Inn, Cornwall 9:00 pm D.J. - Light Lunch

The great people from Allstate donated $300.00 to United Way.

The United Way thanks them for their ongoing support. Allstate is also a $1M donour to United Way nationally. Back from left to right Kim Sills, Angela Hay, Peggy Haramis, campaign chair, Ray Eady, Brittany Cousins, David McDonald, U.W. President Front Left to right Barbara Bissonnette, Debbie Villeneuve

The Storm Realty C o r n w a l l W i n t e r f e s t Carnaval 2012 will be held Family Day Weekend February 18th, 19th and 20th in Cornwall, O n t a r i o ' s Lamoureux Park! This is a "Celebration of Family" and a premier winter event that brings the entire community and area together! The list of planned events and activities is quite long and includes outdoor skating in Lamoureux Park, children shows, polar bear swim, music, entertainment, snowshoeing, curling, and much more! Winterfest 2011 had an impressive turnout with 14,000 in attendance and organizers are anticipating even larger numbers for 2012 after officially announcing that TEAM CANADA – David Whysall International Fireworks will be presenting two nights of Spectacular Fireworks both February 19th and 20th at 6PM. Back-to-Back Fireworks is a first for our community, future plans have Winterfest hosting an International Fireworks Competition and this is the first step as to making it happen. Team Canada Fireworks are world class and by the show they put on last year, Cornwall and area are in for a treat! Storm Realty Cornwall has been announced as the Winterfest Title Sponsor for the second year in a row and Steve Iwachniuk and his family are excited to once again take part with this tremendous community event. The twelve member volunteer committee has been hard at work with all the last minute details in making this year’s Festival the best yet! Members include: Chair Jason Mitchell, Vice-Chair Jason Setnyk, Treasurer Jessica Adams, Councillor Syd Gardiner, Lucie Hart, Davey Bedard, Kimly Thivierge, Rodney Rivette, Martine Leroux, Gary Samler, Helene Paquin and Kent Dechaines. Cornwall Winterfest is also introducing a new $25,000 Hockey Shot event in partnership with the Cornwall Colts Junior A Hockey Team. The $25,000 Hockey Shot will be presented at each Thursday night home game beginning Thursday January 12th against the Smiths Falls Bears. The event will run until the Colts host the Pembroke Lumber Kings at the Official Winterfest Hockey Game February 16th. Anyone in attendance at the Colts game will get a free chance to register for the Hockey Shot at the Winterfest Booth. People can also make a goodwill donation of any amount for a second chance. Please support Winterfest and your Cornwall Colts down the stretch.

The Seaway Valley Theatre Company is working very hard on its next musical production “The Music Man”, by Meredith Willson. This Broadway favourite about a fast-talking con man

Winterfest organizers invite people to visit for up-to-date news and info pertaining to this year’s festival!

who works his charm on the people of River City, Iowa, will be staged at Aultsville Theatre on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, at 7:30pm with a matinee on February 5 at 1:30pm. Full of rich characters and lively songs (including 76 Trombones, Trouble, ‘Til There was You) this musical is a treat for the whole family! Tickets can be purchased at the Cornwall and Seaway Valley Tourism Office, 11 Water Street W. (613-938-4748), or at Cornwall Square Shopping Centre/Administration Office, 1 Water Street E. (613-938-2118).

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“About The House”

Dear Mr Adams, I had an mishap in my bathroom when my daughter overflowed the toilet. The water leaked through the floor and damaged the ceilings of the rooms below; my kitchen which has those foot by foot foam tiles and my living room/dining room which has a stucco ceiling. The stucco has started to fall off and the tiles have turned brown and seem to be sagging. Is there anything I can do to repair this damage? Thank you for your advice, Sean. Well Sean, Thank you for your question. This is an issue that has the potential to affect just about every homeowner with living space on more than one storey, one that nobody thinks about until its too late. Unfortunately you have two of the most difficult types of ceilings to repair. With the textured ceiling you will be hard pressed to try and reproduce the existing texture, in my experience it is next to impossible.

On the bright side though this gives you a great excuse to remove the popcorn all together and have a nice modern smooth ceiling. Either way you choose you will have to scrape away all of the damaged texture until you reach a point where it is stable and no longer peels off without difficulty. Do this using a 4 or 6 inch drywall knife. At this point you will have to decide if the drywall underneath is still servicable or if has been water damaged to the point it has no integrity. If it is too damaged, using a drywall saw, jab holes in it in a radiating pattern from the center of the water damage until you feel solid material. This will indicate the size of patch required. Cut your patch from a new sheet of drywall the same thickness or one size thinner than the material on the ceiling. Using your patch as a guide, trace the size and shape on to the ceiling covering the damage you indicated. Cut out with your drywall saw. Remove the old material and test fit your new should have a perfectly sized patch. Now screw nailing edges to the backside of the ceiling drywall, overhanging to receive the new drywall patch and screw in place. I prefer scraps of plywood as they will not split when screws are driven in. Now tape and finish as you would any drywall installation; three coats, sanding the final coat. Paint the entire area with a stain blocking primer. Now it is ready to either repair the texture or skimcoat the ceiling to remove the texture completely. Consult a professional drywall finisher to perform or consult on this process.

Burlesque classes are Wednesday Nights at Renew Article by Jason Setnyk Burlesque classes are on Wednesday nights in January and February! at RENEW (425 Fourth Street W.) from 78pm! Come learn a thing or two about burlesque for the next 2 months! Classes focus on burlesque techniques both old and new. Bring your water bottle and gym clothes, and get ready to strut! You can sign up for the full duration or drop in too! Classes are for people 18 and older.

Wood fiber tiles are typically used to cover up an undesirable ceiling like your water damaged stucco, poorly finished drywall or crumbling plaster by homeowners who either lack the skill or the finances to repair it properly. They are simple to put up, cheap to install but are not durable or particularly attractive. They also do not deal with water well. Once wet they swell up and lose all their integrity and basically fall off the staples which hold them on. The biggest problem with repairing one of these ceilings is that like hardwood or laminate flooring, they are a tongue and groove type of installation and removal of a damaged section is not as simple as removing and replacing one piece. You will have to identify the corner which finished the installation and work backwards removing and discarding the tiles until you reach your damaged area. You can figure this out simply by removing one of your damaged tiles. Look at the surrounding tiles. you will see two flanges which are stapled to the ceiling. These will form a 90 degree corner which when viewed as an arrow points towards the starting corner. The finishing corner will be diagonally across the room - this is the corner from which to start removing tiles. Once the damage is removed reinstall new tiles as original. If you are very fortunate, the damage will be in the finished corner and you will only have to replace a few tiles. If the damage is in the center of the room or worse , I would advise you consider having both ceilings skimcoated and being done with the bargain finishes. Better finishes add value to your home. Thanks for your question, Happy new year, Joe And thank you to everyone who contributed this week. If I didn't answer your question, keep on thank you to everyone who contributed this week . If I didn't answer your question, 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: And remember, Whatever you do, do it well, because a job well done stays well done forever.

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by David


The NFL is down to their final four teams in the hunt for Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis. The AFC final pitting New England vs Baltimore is not much of a surprise. Tom Brady has pulled out some big games in his illustrious career but I’d argue none were better than his 45-10 performance against Tim Tebow’s Broncos. No amount of prayer would’ve changed that outcome. Baltimore dumping Houston 20-13 is about the only game I didn’t give much thought to but I’ll accept that outcome. The Ravens will fall to the Patriots in the AFC title game, make it a 21-13 final.

In the NFC, well we had a couple of great football games to take in. I don’t recall a wilder finish than the flurry of scoring in the fourth quarter of the San Francisco vs. New Orleans game. The Saints didn’t deserve to lose but at the same time, the 49’ers earned their 36-32 victory. And once there was a team from New York called the Giants. They were double digit underdogs against the 15-1 regular season champion Green Bay Packers. The Packers looked to be en route to punching their flight to Indy but hold on… Manning, not Payton but Eli, led the Giants as they picked apart the Packers defense in a 37-20 win on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. It’s an upset but not of the shocking variety. I was impressed with the Giants defense. They saved their best game of the season for the Cheeseheads. The NFC title game may be more entertaining than the Super Bowl that’ll be two weeks later. New York will get bragging rights with a 27-17 decision over the Niners. As for my Super Bowl prediction? Let’s wait and see if this week’s picks are right.

Since 1968 The Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Call To The Hall for 2012. Nominations for the next set of inductees begin now and run until Friday, March 2nd (submissions after that date will not be considered for 2012). All types of sports are represented from the more than 300 CSHOF members. There are also a number of inductees under the builder category. The Selection Committee requests a list of awards or accomplishments accompanied by media clippings or a scrapbook outlining the person being nominated. For more information on the induction process and a list of past inductees, visit Inductees will be announced in April. Once again, the Benson Group is the title sponsor of the induction dinner. The Benson Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner takes place on Saturday, August 11th, 2012 in the salons of the Civic Complex. Nominations or further questions about the nomination process for the next class of inductees can be forwarded to the Selection Committee Chairman Thom Racine ( ) or Benson CSHOF Dinner Chairman David Murphy (

Warriors Win Close Game with Dashers The Akwesasne Warriors returned home on Wednesday January 19th and continued their winning ways over the Danville Dashers with a hard fought 4-3 win in the Anowarako:wa Arena. The Dashers came out hard in the first period, outshooting the Warriors 15 - 9 and went to the dressing room with a 1-0 lead on a Dean Yakura goal just over half way through the period. A number of Dasher penalties helped the Warriors come to life in the second, out-shooting their opponents 21-3. Akwesasne tied the game up with a Sylvain Deschatelets goal that came just after a successful Dasher penalty kill. Pierre Dagenais added to his league leading goal total (36) getting a power play marker at the 9:45 mark to give the Warriors a one goal lead. Danville would not go away easily and Justin Barr responded with a power play goal of his own four minutes later. Miguel Delisle put Akwesasne back up by a goal 16 seconds latter and the Warriors took this one goal lead into the third. With the Warriors unable to open up a their lead, Justin Barr knotted the game at 3 when picked up his second goal at the 6:38 mark of the third. The Warriors continued to pressure Danville in the third and newcomer Samuel Sanford-Roy scored the game winner, his first as a Warrior. The Warriors twelfth win moves them into a fourth place tie with the Brooklyn Aviators. A small, but vocal crowd, welcomed the Warriors home after a two game showcase in Massena, New York. The Warriors continue their homestand when the face the Danville Dashers on Friday January 20th. Puck drop is 7:35.

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Start Saving Your Spare Change!!!!!!! Plans for The 3rd Annual Sounds of Buskerville are in the works. Coming Saturday July 21st, the streets of downtown Cornwall will come alive again . This year there will be a mix of Live Music, Art Displays , and a variety of performers including a Magician, mingling together to give us another memorable day this summer. There will be two city blocks filled with fun through out the day . Including super awesome Kids Zone which will have games, face painting, and so much more. The Sounds of Buskerville is an event where musicians and performers are placed along the sidewalks and streets of downtown Cornwall to busk for local charities and organizations that are crucial to Cornwall and can benefit from the proceeds. As a hub of creativity and a place close to us, we have chosen the C.R.A.G. ( Cornwall Regional Art Gallery) as the recipient for the proceeds from The 3rd Annual Sounds of Buskerville. We have many Buskers already on board, but we are still looking for more people to perform, display art, or to volunteer. For those that are interested we can be contacted for information @ So make sure to mark July 21st on your calendar. It is an event you do not want to miss. To see Cornwall come alive is great. Spread the word , come out for a walk and enjoy your city and the talent that lives here. Stay tuned we have more things in the works. Thank you everyone, Chad and Laura Coleman

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