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A Financial Status Report for the first two thirds of 2011 revealed that assets allocated by Kingsville Council from the ELK Investment Funds have been added to the capital budget. The addition was made in order to help finance the new municipal park at the old Lakeshore property on the waterfront, the Carnegie building, and the Splash Park. Before proceeding with these projects, further reports will be presented to Council. Director of Financial Services, Sandra Ingratta brought the summary to Council to inform them of her “departmental variance analysis”. She told Council that any departmental revenues and expenditures not mentioned in the report were consistent with the 2011 budget. A budget estimate for committee remuneration set at $74,220 is on target at the end of August, but according to the report the actual committee payments will be charged to the appropriate departmental expense account, even though the item was not broken down in the budget. Ms. Ingratta also told Council that a couple of committees were missed in administration’s budget estimate; the frequency of meetings for some committees overstated; and some of the committee members have opted out of being paid, thus the overall budget item is still within its original estimates. Assessment appeals put forward by two local golf courses have been received and are being reviewed by Municipal Tax Equity Consultants (MTE). Calculations made on the budget estimate for write offs in the amount of $102,000 still “remains appropriate” according to the Director, but the write offs will not be processed and tax refunds issued until the MTE complete their review See Budget Review on Page Two

The 32nd annual Ruthven Apple Festival, in support of Community Living Essex County, was another huge success. With co-operative weather, thousands took in the weekend of activities, beginning with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Ruthven Oddfellows. The fun continued at the market square, on stage with great entertainment and on Sunday with the car show. Pictured above, the Community Living float took first prize among entries in Saturday’s parade. Kingsville Reporter Photo: Steve I’Anson

County takes steps towards new Official Plan By Steve I’Anson Essex County Councillors took a step toward a new Official Plan last week as they received a Foundation Report from Ray Duhamel of Jones Consulting and Andrew Sjogren of Barry Lyon Consultants. The report summary indicates that the Windsor-Essex region continues to be heavily influenced by a restructuring of the regional economy, which has resulted in a significant slowing of growth and investment. Pressures for change are emerging from demographic, environmental and cultural influences.

Duhamel stated that the report provides “a snapshot as it exists today” with a goal to “assess and predict future growth and what land is needed”. The County is mandated to conduct a five-year review of the O.P., as well as coordinate the plan with the policies of the Provincial Policy Statement (2005). In the report it states that the supply of residential and non-residential land within the County with only limited intensification is expected to be more than sufficient to meet the forecast demand to 2031 for the most part. However, potential shortfalls in

employment land continue to exist in the towns of Kingsville and Essex, while Amherstburg has a potential shortfall of commercial land. Kingsville and Leamington have the most constrained supply of residential land, but have more than enough supply to meet forecast demand. With regards to population, Windsor-Essex had a population of 393,400 in 2006, with 55 per cent of residents within the city and 45 per cent in the county and Township of Pelee. Kingsville’s population has grown from 16,649 in 1986, to

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Budget review Continued from Page One and provide a final recommendation. Volunteer fire fighter wages are up 18% due to the fact that there have been eleven more fire responses this year than over the same

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time period in 2010. Ms. Ingratta noted in her report that “Based on information supplied by the Fire Chief, not only were there more responses during this period but the duration of a number of the calls exceeded the two hour threshold, (thereby) requiring overtime pay to the volunteers.” An unusually high number of structure fires as well as a hazmat call, which drives up costs, also contributed to the budget excess. The Public Works Department’s training budget exceeded its target due to the training requirements of new staff.

As well advertising in that department is also over budget due to the posting of an unexpected vacancy. Also, because of an unusually harsh winter and wet spring, a number of culverts deteriorated and required emergency repair and/or replacement. Ms. Ingratta said that based on discussions with both the Public Works Manger and Drainage Superintendent, the 2012 budget will reflect increased cost estimates to address the remaining culvert issues. The cost of the Division Road North Widening exceeds budget targets by

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about $300,000 due to “expanding the scope of the project.” Bridge financing will be arranged to cash flow the project in 2011 “in anticipation of cost recovery from the County in 2012. Deputy Mayor Tamara Stomp asked what the expansion in the scope of the project entailed, and was told by the Director that intersection work was expanded to the east, as well as the need for infrastructure work for new traffic lights. While waterline maintenance expense exceeded the target set in the 2011 budget due to a number of water main breaks, a portion of the costs will be recovered through third party billing. A budgeting error in the utility costs for the Intermittent Sand Filtration System at the Cottam Wastewater Project will be corrected in 2012 utility estimates. Aside from the areas noted, the financial activities, according to Ms. Ingratta “are consistent with the budgetary expectations to the end of August 31, 2011.” A motion to receive the report was passed by Council.


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Official Plan Continued from Page One 20,908 in 2006. That represents a growth of 25.6 per cent. In the next 25 years, the County is forecast to grow in population between 35,900 to 53,400 people between 2006 and 2031, or between 1,440 to 2,140 people annually. Kingsville is expected to receive between nine per cent and 10 per cent of the foreceast County population growth. Between 2006 and 2011, the report states that Kingsville experienced much higher proportion of growth than is typical.

Bid for stone work excessively high Council agrees By L.G. Karry Only one bid was received by the municipality for stone fence and pillar repair needed at various locations throughout the town. Repairs are needed for the stone wall at Jans Crescent, the pillars at Lakeside Park,

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However, the town is expected to return to historic levels. This is expected to be the result of a number of factors including more limited expansion of agricultural industries, decreasing housing affordability, its relatively isolated location, and, as other municipalities become more attractive and competitive. This report is the first step in establishing policy options for the development of an Official Plan. It will now be reviewed, with public open houses expected in February or March of 2012.

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Olinda Cemetery, and the Negro Cemetery. A five foot high black ornamental fence is also included in the tender call, as well as a new horizontal railing, both for the Negro Cemetery. According to Andy Coghill, the Manager of Public Works, the bid came in “excessively high”, as the total 2011 capital budget for the Negro Cemetery is $10,000 and the budget for the stone fence at Jans Crescent is $5000. The tender for Jans Crescent came in over $18,400 and the Negro Cemetery well over $70,000. Council concurred with Administration’s recommendation to “not award the project to the low tender submitted.” They suggested that the work should be retendered and/or the scope reduced to meet budget requirements.

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Not a tree hugger but an oxygen breather says resident By L.G. Karry Justin Adam appeared before Council to voice his concerns regarding tree removal in the community. He told Council that a 100

year old tree that had “helped define the skyline and give character to our street” had been taken down. He expressed the fear that “any property owner,

whether they have reason or not—could cut down a tree at first whim.” Adam made the point that trees, aside from being aesthetically pleasing are “oxygen makers” and provide

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shade in the winter and a wind barrier in the winter. He said that Kingsville is a “pretty town” and he would hate to see it spoiled by haphazard tree removal. Mayor Nelson Santos told Adam that the municipality is trying to give back in response to any tree removal that is deemed necessary, and for every tree taken down, three are planted. He said that every attempt is made to preserve those we have, and to that end the town has hired an arborist,

and have an active tree planting program. In response to a suggestion by Adam to enact a bylaw to protect trees, Councillor Gord Queen said that Council had considered that in the past, but were afraid that before it is officially enacted, people would cut down a tree or even their tree lot quickly in order to avoid the bylaw restrictions. Deputy Mayor Tamara Stomp said that “since 2003 members of Council have been very vigilant” regard-

ing the preservation of trees. She said that they get an arborist’s report before trees are cut down, and have had to make some hard decisions while doing the sewer separation work, but that at this time “we’re not convinced that we need a bylaw as our policies are good.” She suggested that Adam join the Canada Land Trust and ERCA and notify Council if any trees that appear healthy are cut down.

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Honours given out at Branch 188 during Legion Week

Pictured at top left, during Royal Canadian Legion Branch 188’s Honours & Awards evening, Carrie Schultz, Wayne Gunning and Katherine Gunning Appreciation by Branch President Carol Watson. At top right, the Sun Parlour Pipes & Drums perform during the evening. September 19 to the Branch, and included a were Carrie Schultz and Tai Chi, shuffleboard and a Canadians of the 117,000 & Katherine seniors’ dance once a men and women who gave September 26 marked performance by the Sun Wayne Gunning. The three individ- month,” said Watson. “We their lives in the wars and Legion Week with a variety Parlour Pipes & Drums. Following the musical uals formed the Audit also support the Boy Scouts military missions around of events held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch interlude, Certificates of Review Committee for and run a Junior Dart the world. Appreciation and Years of Branch 188. Poppy funds collected are 188 in Kingsville. Program among many other This committee was some- things.” used for assistance to veterOn Thursday, September Service pins were given out. Among the recipients of a thing that was introduced by 22, an open house and Branch 188 currently ans, ex-service members Awards Night was held at Certificate of Appreciation Legion Command, and had boasts 341 members and as and their families who are in to be comprised of members Carol notes, you don’t have need. who didn’t serve on the to be a Veteran to join. In recent years, the Legion Executive. “There’s no affiliation has become even more Following the awards, an necessary,” she noted. important once again due to evening of refreshments and General membership combat missions overseas. fellowship followed. Branches across the counmeetings are held once a Branch 188 President month from September to Carol Watson stated that the June. Legion continues to play a The major responsibility vital role in the community. of the Legion is the perpetu“We offer a seniors’ pro- ation of Remembrance in Ontario Hydro reported gram that includes foot care, Canada through the annual Friday that a lightning strike Poppy Campaign. The campaign reminds at the transformer on Road 2

are presented Certificates of Photos by Steve I’Anson try, including Branch 188, have given many hours and funds to support not just their local soldiers, but all Canadian military personnel. If you’re interested in learning more about Branch 188, its role and involvement in the community, contact the Branch at 519733-5162. To learn more about the Royal Canadian Legion as a whole, log on to

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It is now or never. Actually, it is now, or wait for a year. It is the last week in September and if I am to use the poem, aptly called “September Poem” by Helen Hunt Jackson, I had better get to it. Hard to believe it is the end of September, with October banging on the door. This is my favourite time of year, though spoiled for many as the harbinger to winter, it is a time those of us not prone to look beyond our noses, enjoy. Many of the things mentioned in Ms. Jackson’s poetic tribute to September are felt in October. So for your reading pleasure, and without much further ado, I present “September Poem”: The golden rod is yellow; the corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards—with fruit are bending down; The gentian’s bluest fringes are curling in the sun; In dusty pods the milkweed—its hidden silk has spun; The sedges flaunt their harvest in every meadow nook, And asters by the brookside make asters in the brook; From dewy lanes at morning the grapes’ sweet odour rise; At noon the roads all flutter with yellow butterflies—By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, With summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer. Admit it, does this poem, (if you are of a certain age) not take you back to the days of grammar school when we were forced to learn a certain number of lines of poetry in order to pass our language course. I remember sitting in at recess and noon hours when I was in grade four (my last year at a one room school, before being bussed to the big school, which is now Jack Miner’s) learning line upon line of poetry, to be recited to the teacher before being allowed to go outside. I hated memorizing poetry—but things that rhymed were much easier than prose poems. If I had been acquainted with Ms. Jackson, this would have been a poem I would have chosen to memorize—although for the life of me, I do not know what a gentian is, or what sedges are, but that can be remedied by a quick Google. Okay, I am back—gentians are a pretty flower-like plant, and sedges are kind of a grass (no, landscaping is obviously not my calling). I guess from the context of the poem, you get that idea, but I just wanted to make sure. I like the feeling the poem conjures, whether it is about September or not does not matter, it “feels” like a fall or “sweater weather” poem. Born in 1831 in Massachusetts, Helen Hunt Jackson lived until 1885 and was described as “the most brilliant, impetuous and thoroughly individual woman of her time”. If even one of those little descriptions were allotted to me, I would be happy. I did take a little licence with her poem, as it is really a five stanza, four line poem, but in order to make it fit into my column, I did change it up a bit, but somehow I do not think this thoroughly individual woman would mind. Friends with Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendell Holmes, she had bigger fish to contend with in her lifetime than this wretched but admiring columnist. We still have at least six weeks of “autumn cheer” ahead of us (keep your fingers crossed), and though late fall does not boast all the “lovely tokens” of September days, we can keep them vividly in mind during November’s greyness and December’s snow. Enjoy this last week of September, when we are settled back into school and work schedules. Beach days and sunny picnics may be left behind, but there is much to look forward to—perhaps a Thanksgiving breakfast at the Point, some of the Migration festivities, and if you are of a certain bent, remember the Wine, Writers and Words Workshop taking place in our very own town on October 22nd. (Yes, this is a shameless plug—but it is non-profit. For more about the workshops offered and registration fee, go to or the library. Early bird registration is on until October 1st. There is a poetry component, so you too can learn to write like Ms. Jackson.)

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New truck saves money By L.G. Karry The purchase of new mid-size work truck for $51,128 (excluding HST) was approved by Council at their September 12th regular meeting. A budget allotment of $140,000 had been approved in the 2011 budget, but due to downsizing of the truck, the rest of the money will remain in the fleet reserve. According to the Manager of Public Works, Andy Coghill, four quotations to replace the current 2001 Ford F350 were received. While the quote for the 2011 Ford F550 4X2 with Dell Dump body was higher than one of the other quotes, it was the best price in the weight class specified.

Everyone out safely after house fire On Friday September 23, 2011 around 11:45 a.m. Kingsville Fire Search and Rescue Service, Kingsville OPP and EMS attended an address in the 40 block of Cameron Street in Kingsville. OPP advised that there were two adults, one child, and two dogs in the houseat the time of the fire. All made it out of the house safely. The fire generated in the basement with substantial damage. The fire is not considered to be suspicious. On Monday evening, Kingsville Firefighters were again called out to a report of a stove fire at a home on Union Avenue. The fire was limited to the stove unit, which firefighters removed from the home.



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Harvest Festival at the John Park Homestead Families can enjoy some fun and educational autumn activities at the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area’s Harvest Festival on Sunday October 2nd. From Noon to 4pm the living historical farm museum offers the opportunity to participate in cider pressing, apple drying, sausage stuffing, scary stories in the attic, corn husk doll making, and other fall festivities. This year’s event has a new feature called ‘The Harvest Experience’ that allows visitors to register in advance for a package promotion. Assistant Curator, Kristin Ives explains, “The

Harvest Experience includes event admission, lunch and a horse-drawn hayride at a cost savings compared to arriving on the day of the event and paying for those items separately. The package price is $15 per person, and visitors can register online at: The horses will only be on site for a

limited time, so we encourage people to register early to reserve their space. ” The Homestead event will also feature apple and pear tastings with local experts Doug and Leslie Balsillie of The Fruit Wagon, in Harrow. The Balsillies have been growing fruit in the Iler settlement for over 25 years. Compare differ-

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As a certified sommelier with a passion for the wines of the Lake Erie North Shore, I am not here to tell you what you should drink; taste in wine is very personal. My goal is to open your mind – and your palate – to different ideas and options. I encourage you to submit wine-related questions for publication (send them to Carmen c/o and I will also share my experiences with local wines. Before I get to this issue’s questions, I want to tell you that if you can’t find wines from the LENS wineries at your local LCBO, you can order some of them on line, from Colio Estate Winery (, Erie Shore Winery (, Mastronardi Estate Winery (, Muscedere Vineyards (, Pelee Island Winery (, Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery (, and Viewpointe Estate Winery (

From Robert in Ottawa: In the fall, we often cook wild game: rabbit, duck, bear, etc. What would you suggest as complementary wines? Robert, wild game works well with a variety of red wines, again depending greatly on how you prepare the meat. Since wild game is usually very lean and therefore depends greatly on seasoning or cooking method for depth of flavour, your choices run the gamut from Baco Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Meritage, Pinot Noir…… for the more adventurous, try a sweeter Riesling or Riesling/Gewurztraminer blend – I’m thinking partic-

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, what should I serve with turkey?

John, there are a number of choices, all depending mostly on how you prepare the turkey and to a lesser extent on what your side dishes are. The traditional route is to go white, which can range from a Riesling or Gewurztraminer if you prefer a simpler turkey (salt, pepper, sage), to a rich Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc if your turkey is highly seasoned (oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary, etc.). For a new twist on things, try a Pinot Noir or even a more fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon (try Colio Estate Winery’s CEV Cabernet Sauvignon – 100% cabernet sauvignon, VQA Lake Erie North Shore); those wines make for a luscious, even unctuous, complement to almost all seasonings – especially if you have cranberries in the stuffing or just as a side dish.

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What would you recommend I pair with my recipe for veal parmigiana? The recipe uses primarily tomato sauce, is slightly sweet with lots of garlic.

Carol, veal is another meat that works well with a variety of wines depending on how the meat is prepared. When you add the slightly nutty Parmesan cheese and a slightly sweet tomato sauce with lots of garlic, I’d reach for a bottle of Meritage (a blend of the green peppery Cabernet Franc, the fruitier Cabernet Sauvignon and the mellow Merlot), and a number of the wineries in this area produce notably mouthwatering versions: Colio Estate Winery, Matronardi Estate Winery, Pelee Island Winery just to name a few…… but for something out of the ordinary, try Aleksander Estate Winery’s Chambourcin VQA – highly enjoyable, medium body, ripe red fruit (cranberries, cherries and currants) – and a DOUBLE GOLD, best of category winner at the 2010 All-Canadian Wine Championships.


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Social News by Leah As we say goodbye to our favourite month of September and our final summer days, we look forward to October with all the special events. This includes Migration Festival, Thanksgiving and Halloween. *** A note from my friend Anita Frei informs me that our colourful goldenrod is not the cause of our allergies – it’s ragweed that is the culprit. Because they grow together we blame goldenrod. But let’s enjoy the colourful roadside blooms - they are not pollen producers. Thanks Anita. *** At the annual dinner meeting of Royal College of Organists, held last Sunday evening, a scholarship was awarded to promote the profession to any member, in honour of the late Joanne Quimby who was a longtime member. She was the organist at the Church of the Epiphany in Kingsville. *** A fun-filled afternoon of Bridge was held last Friday afternoon at the lovely home of Mary Allsop. Despite the hydro outages, the winner was Dorothy McGregor. Thank you Mary. *** The heavy rains we’ve tolerated these last few days have flooded the tomato fields. It has shortened the season. They can’t get on the fields to get their yield. *** A very merry group of musicians gathered at Bob Swaddling’s home last Sunday evening to play all my favourite old-time music for my birthday party. Guests came from Wheatley, Leamington, Windsor and Kingsville. Thank you boys. I sure enjoyed the music, especially Lefty on the fiddle.


New California News By Alice Keyes The 11 a.m. service at Trinity Church on Sunday, September 25 was led by the pastor, Sheryle Steadman, assisted by Richard Dalton who was the greeter and the Lay Reader. Grace Richards gave “Minute For Mission”. Her daughter Kyla Reid will be going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic to assist with children’s education and medical supplies. The trip takes place this fall. Margaret Pare presided at the organ and led the choir in the anthem “Jesus The Son of God.” Andy Dobbie and Charles Whittle were in charge of the Offertory. Bev Haggins assisted Pastor Sheryle with the children’s story. *** Trinity Church BBQ roast beef dinner takes place at the church on Saturday, October 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For information, please call 519-733-2590. *** Clifford and Shirley Balkwill recently attended a reunion of Clifford’s classmates from Guelph, Class of 1954. The reunion took place in Stratford, and

included a performance of the play “Jesus Christ Super Star”. *** Barbara Whittle was returned home from a vacation at a cottage in northern Ontario. *** A successful Essex Count Farm Hiker Tour took place on Sunday, September 18. One of the stops was Harcliff Farms where visitors were able to see firsthand the operation of a family dairy farm. Congratulations to the Balkwill family for a job well done. *** Bernard and Nancy Nelson, Ashley and Justin attended the International Plowing Match in the Ottawa area this past weekend, where Ashley represented Essex County as Queen of Furrows, 2011. *** Congratulations to Steven and Heather Cowell who will celebrate their wedding anniversary on September 30. *** The sympathy of the community is extended to the family and friends of the late Deanna Wood who passed away on September 22. She will be greatly Continued on Page Eleven


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Friendly Club news President Phyllis Paquette welcomed 30 out to play cards on Sept. 20, welcoming Betty Campbell, Caroline Brown and Ollie Nagorsen. Winners in 2 Bridge: 1. Hilda Moore (3780); 2. Ollie Nagorsen; 3. Jean Levi; 4. Mona Bliss. Winners in 3 + 2 Euchre: 1. Hilda Graf (110); 2. Audrey Peterson; Lone Hands, Carrie Schultz(4); Low, Betty Campbell. Winners in 2 Crib: 1. Gabrielle Smith (1196); 2. Peter Garrod; 3. Andy Sutoris; Low, Bob Bell. Door Prize winners were Morley Kimball, Mona Bliss, Joan Kimball, Kay Duransky and Gwen Rock. Thanks to Christine & Peter Garrod for making the announcements and taking notes for this column! President Phylllis Paquette welcomed 60 out to play cards on Sept. 23. Phyllis gave an update on our members-Doris Campbell had successful surgery and Bob Allen and Sue Child are recovering very well. Winners in 3 Bridge: 1. Bob

Bell (3910); 2. Joyce Heibein; 3. Ken Goodman; 4. Helen Arner. Winners in 4 Euchre: 1. Karl Schultz (117); 2. Bob Peterson; Lone Hands, Ross McConnell (6); Low, Christine Garrod. Winners in 8 Pepper: 1. Rosalind Dundas(274); 2. Don McLean; Peppers, Bert Patrick(8); Low, Jo-Anne Mattia. Door Prize winners were Bob Bell, Wayne Bennett, Christine Garrod, Ann Burrell and Miles Thurston. We had an interesting day, playing cards mostly in the natural light from the windows, moving tables to have better sight. We would never have been able to do this at the old hall! We managed to make coffee/tea at the first “lights on”, then had to wait to be able to plug in to electricity that stayed with us. Perfect timing! We discussed our upcoming Pot Luck on Oct. 21 and decided not to order outside chicken, but go with whatever our members brought.

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Sir Winston Churchill IODE are collecting winter coats for distribution in Leamington and Kingsville area. To donate and for pickup call Helene Dietrich 519326-5693.

Wed. Sept. 28 – Nov. 23 10:15 a.m. Toddlertime at the Kingsville Public Library. Ages 18 – 36 months and caregiver. Pre-register at the library.

Looking for past members of the Kingsville-Essex Band. 75th year Reunion date, July 13, 14, 15, 2012. We need addresses & emails. Contact Art Voakes, 519-733-8147.

Wed. Sept. 28 – Nov. 23 11:00 a.m. Storytime at the Kingsville Public Library. Ages 3 – 5 years old. Pre-register at the library.

Every Tuesday Lab Services (Walk-Ins Welcome) at Augustine Villas, Retirement Residence, 54 Spruce St. N., Kingsville. Hours 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 519-733-5378. Every Friday night 7 - 10 p.m. Celebrate Recovery. A place to find help, healing and hope for the hurts, unhealthy habits, and hang-ups we all struggle with. Kingsville Community Church, 1860 Division Rd. N., Kingsville, ON N9Y 2Z1 519-7335691. FREE diabetes self-management classes are offered by the Diabetes Programme Windsor-Essex – a program of the Windsor Essex Community Health Centre. “Meals, Meds and Monitoring” is a 4 class series for adults with or at risk for Type 2 diabetes. All classes are taught by a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian. Classes are held in Kingsville and Leamington. Classes are also held at many other locations in Windsor and Essex County. There are morning, afternoon and evening classes. All are fun and interactive! No Doctor referral needed. Space is limited. Registration required. Please call 519-254-3402 Ext. 110 to register or for more information. Now – Oct. 8 Leamington Arts Centre presents Marshall Heaton Exhibit. Printmaker, teacher and conceptual thinking. Also The Henry Collection, South Essex Arts Association Exhibit. Artifacts from India, China and Southeast Asia. Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12 noon – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays. 519-326-2711,,

Thurs. Sept. 29 – Nov. 24 10:15 a.m. Baby Storytime at the Kingsville Public Library. Ages 0 – 18 months and caregiver. Pre-register at the library. Thurs. Sept. 29 – Nov. 24 11:00 a.m. Storytime at the Kingsville Public Library. Ages 3 – 5 years old. Pre-register at the library. Thurs. Sept. 29 4:30 p.m. September Scarecrows. Ages 4 – 6 years old. Register at the library. Fri. Sept. 30 6 – 8 p.m. “Not Quite Carnegie”. Concert & Variety Show, celebrating Arts & Culture from coast to coast. Former Library, 28 Division St. S., Kingsville. Bring your lawn chair and your singing voice, kazaoo etc. and join local entertainers in some interactive fun. Door prizes and silent auction. Mettawas Station Pizza and Pelee Island Wines available. Fri. Sept. 30 6 p.m. W.E. Care for Kids Celebrates Mardi Gras. Caboto Club. Live entertainment, huge silent auction, meal and so much more. For further info call 519-254-5577 ext. 52850. Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 7, Oct. 8 Fri. 5 – 8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Windsor Essex Open Studio Tour. Artists will open their studios to the public and City of Windsor has provided numerous cultural locations such as the coach house of Willistead and Mackenzie Hall. For info call 519-966-0005 or Gulnaz Turdalieva at 519962-2568. Sat. Oct. 1 - 9 a.m. Annual Toy Drive to benefit the children of the Windsor


Homes Coalition. Registration at Thunder Road Harley Davidson 2139 Huron Church. Ride at 11 a.m. and ends at Heritage Village. Sat. Oct. 1 - 3 – 7 p.m. Buffet Style Turkey Dinner. Woodslee United Church. Takeout available my calling 519-975-2252 Friday 7 9 p.m. or Saturday 9 – 12noon. Tickets from any church member or call 519975-2461. Sat. Oct 1 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Trinty United Church BBQ Beef Dinner. Call 519-7332590. Sat. Oct. 1 - 7 p.m. Concert featuring Dale Butler and friends at Leamington United Church. A fundraising concert for Leamington Area Ecumenical Refugee Committee. Sun. Oct. 2 - 2 p.m. Kingsville Lions Club Thanksgiving Bingo at Lions Community Hall, 23 Mill St. W., Kingsville. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Kingsville Food Bank. Sun. Oct. 2 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Life Chain Right to Life. Kingsville – Main & Division, Leamington - Erie & Talbot, Essex - Talbot at Centre, Harrow - King at Queen. Inquires 519-3250929 or 519-969-7555. Mon. Oct. 3 4:30 p.m. until close Special Olympics Canada Fundraising Dinner. A-1 Chinese Food on Malden Rd. is sponsoring the dinner for the LaSalle Spirit Sports Group. Everyone that comes in for the Buffet or phones in for take-out and mentions the fundraiser, A-1 will donate a portion of the sales to the club. Please RSVP to so A-1 will be able to provide their customary good service on that day. Mon. Oct. 3 – Nov. 28 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Every Monday Alpha Course. Dinner, video and discussion exploring the meaning of the Christian Faith. Meadow Brook Fellowship, 219 Talbot St. E., Leamington. To register call 519-326-3605.

Tues. Oct. 4 10 a.m. – Noon Epilepsy Support Centre invites you to Eat, Play, Laugh, an informal social group open to those in Windsor-Essex whose lives have been touched by epilepsy. United Way/Centraide WindsorEssex County, 300 Giles Boulevard E., Windsor. More info contact Nikki Porter at 519-890-6614 or

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United Church, 933 Talbot Road, Maidstone. Transportation available. Wed. Oct. 5 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Information Session on Employment Services at the South Essex Community Council, 30 Main St. E., Kingsville. Call 519-7335784 for details.

Tues. Oct. 4 -- 6 p.m. Thanksgiving at the Cottam Public Library. Ages 6 and up. Register at the library.

Wed. Oct. 5 - 7–10 p.m. Shooter’s Photography Club Meeting. Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens, Willow Room, 1550 Road 3 E., Ruthven. Chad Riley of the Leamington Art Center will discuss the upcoming photo show and how to show our photos. Contact Ann Cotter 519-733-3266 or, search Shooter’s Photography Club. Everyone welcome.

Tues. Oct. 4 7 – 9 p.m. How To Survive. Mentally Healthy Essex County presents Part 3 of the “Let’s Talk” series. A free public education forum with John Postons (M.S.W.). Everyone welcome. Bethel Maidstone

Wed. Oct. 5 – Nov. 23 6 – 8 p.m. Free Seminar Triple P Seminars for Postive Parenting Program for children ages 0 -12 years. Belle River Public School, 370 St. Peter, Belle River. For children ages 13 – 16 years.

Tues.Oct. 4– Nov. 22 10:00 a.m. Storytime at the Cottam Public Library. Ages 3 – 5 years old and caregiver. Register at the library.

Leamington Secondary School, 125 Talbot St. W., Leamington. Thursdays Oct. 13 – Dec 1. To register w w w. t r i p l e p w i n d s o r or call 519-2522313 ext. 74033.

Oct. 12 – Nov. 5 Leamington Arts Centre presents its first annual “Far Out” Show. This is anything goes show. Open to all artists. Deadline to enter is Sat. Oct. 8th at 4 p.m. More info at or email

Sun. Oct. 16 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Taking Steps against Breast Cancer” Community Walk. Kinsmen Recreation Complex, 249 Sherk St., Leamington. Walk a 1 or 5 km outdoor loop. Register at More info call 519-254-5116 or Deb at 519-326-6199.

Oct. 23 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Zumbathon Rocks. Breast Cancer Fund Raiser. Lakeside Pavillion, Kingsville. More info call 519-733-4524 or 519-3225370.


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New California Continued from Page 9 missed and lovingly remembered by her children Cindy and Tom Dalziel and family, Jeff and Diana Wood and family, her mother, Mrs. Irene Gritke, and the extended Gritke and Wood families. *** Grace Richards and Deanna and Bob Reid attended the Highgate Fair on Saturday, September 24. Their granddaughter Hanna Reid of Muirkirk drove her miniature pony, Molly, in the parade. And their grandson, Adam Reid, also of Muirkirk, participated in the 4H Club showings of his dairy calf and his rabbit. *** Annie Balkwill celebrated her birthday on Saturday, September 24, by going out to dinner to the Legion with her children. *** Margaret and John Pare hosted an enjoyable card party at their home on Saturday evening, September 24. *** Bob and Deanna Reid hosted a dinner at their home for the Street Rods Car Club on Sunday,



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Windsor Regional cuts ribbon on new Toldo Mental Health Hospital A new specialized Mental Health Hospital facility, under construction since June 2009, has been completed and was officially dedicated this past Thursday morning following a special ribbon cutting ceremony at Western Campus. The Toldo Foundation has made a substantial donation toward the facility and adjoining building. The new facility will be known as The Toldo Mental Health Hospital and Outpatient Clinic. Windsor Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that the long awaited long term specialized Mental Health Hospital facility has been completed and will see the first patients transferred to the new location in November. The two-story 75,000 square foot building is state-of-the September 25. *** Happy birthday to Annie Balkwill who celebrated on September 24, to Anita DaSilva on September 25, to Grace Richards and Trevor Hedge on September 26, and to Melissa Cowell who will celebrate on September 29.

art for patients requiring various levels of mental health care. Room design has made it safe for patients and staff with necessary amenities such as lifestyle rooms, pleasant garden surroundings and an atrium. The building is sectioned into three clinical sections that will provide for mood and anxiety disorder, psychosis, dual diagnosis and psychogeriatrics, as well as specialized assessment. A number of specialized outpatient and outreach programs will be facilitated by ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) teams who will liaise with other mental health community agencies. Dr. Leonardo Cortese, Chief of Psychiatry, Windsor Regional Hospital recalled that he was per-

suaded to return to his home town of Windsor when, at the time, mental health services were a major challenge for this region. “I have had no regrets in returning and assisting, along with my colleagues toward building a muchneeded enhanced progressive mental health program for Windsor and Essex County. We will have the best recruited physicians to this area to care for our patients who deserve the best we can provide in mental health care.” David Musyj, President and Chief Executive Officer, Windsor Regional Hospital expressed, “We are pleased with the success of the Western Redevelopment Project to date as it has been an on time and on budget


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initiative. This is one of the major construction projects underway and as massive as it is, we applaud Bondfield Construction for achieving a high percentage of local labor, suppliers and materials toward the project.” Bondfield Construction was selected to build and finance the hospital redevelopment project. They continue their work on the Western Campus site on the 35,000 sq. ft. Tower Building, which will house inpatient rehabilitation programs, scheduled to be completed by late spring, 2012. Bondfield Construction committed to utilizing local trades and workers and achieved over 80% local workers including operating engineers, management

staff, labourers, carpenters, bricklayers, painters and other skilled trades. Up to 125 local workers were on the site daily, equating to 500,000 hours of local labour over the lifespan of the Windsor Regional Hospital redevelopment project. Dr. Mary Broga, Vice President, Family Mental Health Program said, “Windsor Regional Hospital has developed a comprehensive Family Mental Health Program that includes children, youth, adults and geriatric patients and it is committed to providing the best outcomes and care possible from our staff. We look forward to the transfer of the first patients by November 15, 2011 into this new mental health building.”

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Some of the faces at the 32nd annual Ruthven Apple Festival

The 32nd Ruthven Apple Festival lived up to its billing as one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario over the weekend. Thousands of people made the pilgrimage to Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens for the Community Living Essex County fundraiser. Pictured are some of the faces in the crowds. They include Joan Bergwerff checking out the raffle prizes; Rachel Brandner and Isabelle Maheux busy at the farmers’ market; Lindsay Malott awaiting the parade with her nieces Presley and Emmerson Jadischke; and Festival mascot Ruthy von Apple.

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Sign links school to community Kingsville District High School has a new attraction. The impressive new sign in front of the building will provide timely messages and updates on a regular basis. “The plan for the sign began about two years ago,” explained Principal Pat Masson. “It started because of the effort we had to change the old one. There were concerns for student safety in the winter and our Vice-Principal (Chris Szpak) started doing it. I didn’t feel that was efficient use of Vice-Principal time.” Plans were put in motion within the school to generate funds for a new, electronic sign. “We’re now able to include more upcoming events and we want to improve the communication for the school to the community,” continued Masson. Several staff members will be trained to change the sign, which will be done electronically from within the building. The sign includes a full-colour LED screen to put graphics up. “There are often times when things happen in the school that we want to share

with the public,” added Masson. “We want to enhance the school for the community.” Funds for the sign, costing roughly $20,000, came

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Tracy Mitchell marks 20 years of His & Hers ownership Tracy Mitchell’s venture into the world of business ownership came much sooner than she anticipated. At the age of 21, she took over operations of His & Hers Hairstyles following an illness to the owner, the late Veronica Daponte. Her baptism by fire came twenty years ago this October, and now Tracy is celebrating two decades in business. “I’ve been doing hair since I graduated high school in 1988,” began Tracy. “I was working in Windsor when I got the offer to come and work in Kingsville.” That eventually led to Tracy’s opportunity to take over operations. “I was scared to death,” she admits. “What did I know about running a business? I had to figure it out.” Tracy embraced the challenge. She was both grateful for the job opportunity provided to her by Veronica, and wanted to honour her by carrying on the business. “I wanted to keep the name because it was an established business – there was no need to change it.” Tracy was grateful for the help of Sales Representative Steve Kuli who helped make the transition easier. During 20 years as a stylist, Tracy has seen styles come and go. She and her staff stay on top of all the trends when it comes to cuts and colours. “We do regular education and colour classes,” she said. Tracy has also made many friends during that period and has many clients who have been with her for the duration. “Knowing that I’ve made people happy with their hair for that long is a great feeling,” she said. “They’re not just clients, but your friends.” Tracy currently rents chairs to three other stylists,

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Tracy Mitchell (above) is celebrating 20 years as owner of His & Hers Hairstyles this October. In doing so, she is offering several raffles, while also giving back to the community. At right, Lisa Kartye (standing, left), June Jarrold and Delainha Radu (seated) make up the His & Hers team, located at 59 Main Street East. June Jarrold, Lisa Kartye and Delainha Radu. “They’re great people to work with and we have a blast,” said Tracy. “I love doing what I do. I don’t always enjoy getting up in the morning, but I love it when I get here.” June reciprocated those comments, noting, “Tracy’s great to work for.” The salon currently has the opportunity to hire an esthetician for anyone who might be interested. His & Hers carries product lines such as AG, Rusk, and Moroccan Oil. To celebrate her 20 years of ownership, Tracy is

offering various specials during October. They include two raffles, one for a flatiron, and one for a personalized hair care basket. “That basket will be made up specific for whatever the winner needs,” explained Tracy. To enter the contest, you receive two ballots for either referring a new client, or bringing in any canned good. At the end of the month, the food items will be donated to the Kingsville Food Bank. “I really wanted to do something for the community as part of this celebration,” noted Tracy.

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On October 28, Tracy, her staff and anyone who wishes to join them will celebrate with refreshments. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., though stylists are flexible for appointments. The salon is fully accessible, located at 59 Main Street East. For more information on His & Hers Hairstyles, phone 519-733-6126 or log on to


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Pelee Island is restored around the clock on-call nursing care At the Kingsville Ferry dock this past week, Pelee Township Mayor Rick Masse revealed an interim plan for returning aroundthe-clock emergent and urgent care nursing for the Island community. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the island’s other health care partners, emergent and urgent care 24 hour nursing will be provided by the Harrow Health Centre Inc., one of the province’s 173 Family Health Teams. “My comfort level has been relieved somewhat now that our community of Pelee Island will be provided with the emergent and urgent care through this collaborative model worked on with Harrow Health Centre and the Ministry of Health,” Mayor Masse said. “In addition to primary health care services, and emergency care services, continuity of care, point of care, emergent care, urgent care, should be a fundamental components of the local health care system for Pelee Island residents. Through the diligent effort of Harrow Family Health Team, direction of the Ministry, and collaboration with Leamington District

Memorial Hospital (LDMH), we now have an interim plan. The Erie St. Clair Local Health Integrated Network (ESCLHIN) has assembled the Pelee Island Health Care Task Force to address the long-term solution. Pelee Island’s unique geography requires a creative approach to the health care system.” The interim solution will provide emergent and urgent nursing care by Harrow Health Centre Inc. to December 31. In the meantime, a 15 member Pelee Island Health Care Task Force will be meeting today to begin evaluating, and making recommendations regarding services to support healthcare on the Island. The completion and recommendation of the Task Force are expected by December 1st of this year. “We are pleased to be partnering with the Ministry of Health in providing this interim plan for the Pelee residents,” said Doug Balsillie, Chair Board of Directors for Harrow Health Centre Inc. “The Harrow Health Centre Inc. has a history of finding innovative solution to health care issues for our region.” The delivery of care for

Pictured, Pelee Island Mayor Rick Masse addresses the media last Tuesday morning at the Kingsville Ferry Dock. Masse announced that arond the clock nursing care has been restored for Pelee Island until the end of the year. Marlene Pearce, a long-time resident, is joining the Harrow Health Team to deliver urgent and emergent care on the island. A task force is currently working on a long-term solution to providing care on the island. Pelee Island is a collabora- Transport Medical Services Pelee Island tion of multiple health care and partners. LDMH will con- Transportation Services. tinue to provide primary The Harrow Health Centre nursing care during pre- will employ the 24/7 resiscribed schedules. Essex- dent on-call nursing service Windsor Emergency during the interim period Medical Services (EMS) and the Ministry of Health will continue 24/7 ambu- is providing the necessary lance service with Ornge funding to make this plan go


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School sign Continued from Page 13 Schools Major Program for putting their logo on it, monies from our capital budget, and funds raised from last May’s Auto Expo,” explained Masson. It’s now just a matter of finishing some electrical work to get the sign up and running. Masson hopes to

see the new sign in operation in early October. Several other secondary schools within the Greater Essex County District School Board have similar signs. Essex District High School was among the first, with Leamington District Secondary School following suit two years ago.



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several health care providers together in collaboration facilitating the interim solution. The late Bruce Crozier who was always a key influence in supporting health care and was influential in coordinating Minister Deb Mathews involvement.” It is expected that the Pelee Island Health Care Task Force will deliver a report to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recommending the fundamental elements of primary care, continuity of care, point of care, emergent care, urgent care and emergency care that all Ontario residence receive and how such a model of health care can be delivered on Pelee Island.

forward. “There have been numerous people and organizations that have contributed to the solution and I would like to recognize them,” Mayor Masse said. “I wish to thank the residents and my Council who continued to press for a solution and the efforts of Deb Bennett for her stalwart consultation. Marlene Pierce, a long term resident who will be joining Harrow Health Team to deliver urgent and emergent care nursing on the island. Brian Gray, Executive Director of the Harrow Health Centre Inc., who spent countless hours arranging details of the model. Ken Schmidt was instrumental in bringing

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The Erie North Shore Atoms were this year’s winners of the Essex Tournament. The following is a recap of their games. Game one versus Southpoint Capitals (Erie 9, Southpoint 1) Hayden Carrier wasted no time getting comfortable putting the Storm up by a goal just 21 seconds after the drop of the puck. Southpoint added their own goal part way through the first, but that was quickly answered as Matt Bradfield scored on a wrap-around assisted by Heath McKee and Mckinnon Woolner. The Storm extended their lead to three in the second period with two quick goals demonstrating some great team passing: Ethan Robinson assisted by Cole Dumouchelle and Alex Riddiford assisted by Caden Gomes and Kaden Brennan. The second finished as it started with three more quick goals. Cole Dumouchelle buried a pass from Shannon Olson and a minute later Olson took a

pass from Heath McKee – toe dragging it around an unsuspecting defender – and found the back of the net himself. Dumouchelle tallied one more time before the end of the second with a nice defensive play in the offensive end setting him-

self up with a shot on net from the top of the circle. Two whistles were needed when Erie goals were scored by Mckinnon Woolner on a feed from Matt Bradfield and another scored by Caden Gomes Continued on Page 18


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keep his team in the game. Erie gave up the first goal of the game. The third period seemed to kick-up a notch. Cole Dumouchelle alleviated half the crowd’s tension by finding the back of the net. Orangeville answered quickly with a goal of their own, re-establishing a one goal lead at 4:21. Heath McKee’s rebound was buried by a net-crashing Shannon Olson just 12 seconds into the penalty. Heath McKee fooled the Flyers’ goalie with a hard shot from just inside the blueline.Ford preserved the win with another excellent performance. Game four versus Essex Ravens (Erie 5, Essex 2) Game four found the tournament’s two top pointsgetters facing off against each other; Essex leading Erie by just a point in the standings. Erie gave up the first goal of the game at the 4:27 mark of the first period. But, less than 40 seconds later, Cole Dumouchelle put one to rest with a nice feed from Shannon Olson. Jackson Ford, kept Erie deadlocked in a 1-1 tie at the end of the first with several

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assisted by Alex Riddiford and Kaden Brennan. Game two versus Riverside Rangers (Erie 6, Riverside 1) The Storm looked to continue their offensive play in the second game of the tournament and it was Cole Dumouchelle with the initial hot-hands, scoring two goals in the first period the second assisted by Shannon Olson. It was Ethan Robinson’s turn in the second period as he tallied two of his own assisted by Shannon Olson, Kaden Brennan and Hayden Carrier. Matt Bradfield and Heath McKee combined for two goals in the third period, finishing the scoring for the Storm: Bradfield from McKee and then McKee with a nice pass from Mckinnon Woolner after a hard fought battle with a Ranger defender to get control of the puck. Game three versus Orangeville Flyers (Erie 3, Orangeville 2) Jackson Ford was forced to make four or five saves in the first minute of play to


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T U E S D AY, stops in the blue-ice. Caden Gomes beat the goalie topshelf from the high slot. Gomes, just 17 seconds later and even strength, set up Kaden Brennan with a beautiful saucer pass that Brennan hit the twine with establishing a 3-1 lead. Essex was able to turn an end-to-end rush of their own before the second period was finished; 3-2. Matt Bradfield was able to hit Heath McKee with the puck in the Ravens’ zone as the duo teamed up to put Erie ahead 4-2 just 40 seconds into the third period. Cole Dumouchelle provided the insurance goal. Game five – Tournament finals – Erie versus Essex (Erie 4, Essex 2) The Storm scored only one minute into the game on a nice display of neutral zone passing between Shannon Olson and Cole Dumouchelle with Olson flipping the biscuit over the sprawled Essex tender. Erie goalie Jackson Ford, made a pair of stellar saves early in the second resulting in a face-off to his right. Matt Bradfield picked it up a rebound and took it end-toend fighting off a couple of Essex defenders to bury the puck giving Ford his first assist of the season at 7:41 of the second period. The third period started in favour of the Storm 2-0. Essex came out hard catching the Storm on their heels Continued on Page 19

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Comets winless in three

Two days after an impressive game in Belle River, the Kingsville Comets fell flat on home ice, losing 8-2 to Mooretown. Pictured above, Adam Minovski is knocked to the ice as he watches his effort sail over the crossbar. After three losses in three Winter. “With no music and Forward Adam Minovski games, the Kingsville no atmosphere, we had to stated that players remain Comets could be forgiven create our own energy. positive, noting that it’s a for panicking. A dismal per- When you go into someone tough schedule to start the formance in Sunday’s 8-2 else’s barn like that, it’s season, though there are no loss at home to Mooretown much easier. That was a easy games in Junior C. came on the heels of a really good team we played “It’s up to the veterans to strong game Friday in Belle today. It’s up to us to make be leaders and the rookies to the people want to come out come together,” he said. River. “We were just awful with the product on the ice.” “We’re staying focussed. Winter added that there It’s a loss and we have to (Sunday) from the goal all the way out,” said Comets’ were few positives to take respond. Getting that first Coach George Winter. from the game and his play- win is always the toughest. “Friday’s game could have ers agreed. After that, it should be a “I certainly had a bad parade.” gone either way. We had our chances but we didn’t take game,” admitted goaltender On the offensive end, Sean Kyle Andrian. “I’m sup- Yardley scored in the 3-1 them.” Playing on a Sunday after- posed to be a leader and be loss to Belle River, while noon in a relatively quiet counted on to deliver game Mike Pietraszko and Justin arena, created little atmos- in and game out.” Parker netted against Andrian acknowledged Mooretown. Jimmy Ciacelli phere for the players to feed that a weak fifth goal con- drew an assist in the game. off. “We didn’t really have ceded was really the backThe Comets have a week home ice advantage,” said breaker for the team. of practice to refocus before hosting the Wheatley Sharks on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.

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Taking to the ice late Thursday afternoon against the Essex Ravens the Erie Storm Major Atoms, sponsored by Orbit and XLR83D inc., had similar results to our league game last week. Essex came at us hard and early.Scoring the only goal for the Storm was Daniel Price from Adrain Ridsdale. Scottie Beneteau had a solid game in net, but the final outcome was 3-1 Essex. Friday afternoon was redemption time and the boys came out ready to play. End to end action dominated in this 2nd game of the tournament against the Belle River Canadians. Passing and skating resulted in many scoring chances, but no goals. On the defensive end of the ice Ryan Mucha and Michael Connelly had strong games. Connor Axford earned his first shutout of the season with the game ending in a 00 tie. Two games were on the schedule for Saturday and Scottie Beneteau was up to the challenge Saturday morning against Grimsby. He made several solid saves early in the game to keep the Storm in the contest. However, their goalie also

came to play and we were unable to put any points on the board, and finished the game 2-0 for Grimsby. Notable play in this game came from our defensive unit, who were missing a player. Saturday evening’s game was equally exciting and Connor Axford took his shut out from game 2 well into the second period before getting beat glove side on a breakaway by the LaSalle Vipers. That was all they would get though and the Storm answered back early and played hard for the whole game, scoring three goals total. Making it onto the score sheet was Josh Paquette with a great job of knocking the puck out of the air. Trent Hartlieb scored with huge effort at the net, and Declan Handley netted a blast from the blue line. The Storm’s fourth place finish showed some real promise for the season. Also of note Ethan Litster won the Shooting Skills Competition, Connor Axford only allowed one goal in the skills, and Robbie Brush and Daniel Price came close in the Forward/Backward Skate Regular season action continues this weekend in Harrow on Saturday at 5:10 and Sunday in Tecumseh.

On September 22, 44 golfers competed for weekly bragging rights @ Colasanti’s mini-golf. Leading the low score parade with a 239 was team 11 with Rose Taylor, Doug Vickery, Pete Daudlin and Iggy Arner. Second place went to team 10 with Andy Orsini, Stan Vickery and Bill Taylor notching a 245. Teams 3 & 5 had to share the prize money for third place with 246. Team 3 boasted Marg Graham, Mary Binder and Frank Lasi while team 5 included Bill Mayville, Art Sweet and Marie Lasi. Leading the way with 5 Aces were Frank Lasi and Neil Quick. Following close behind with 4 were Ken Brook, Bill Mayville, Mary MacCrae, Barry Sweet and Bill Taylor. 3 each were recorded by Eleanor and Gerald Wilkinson, Rose Taylor, Iggy Arner, Ethel Ferguson, Laurie Hylton, Marie Lasi and John Murphy. Two each dropped for Carolyn Daudlin, Eileen McIntosh, Colleen Pearse,

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9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament nets over $17,000 for local kids Teaming up for the 9th year in a row, United Communities Credit Union and Ives Insurance Brokers Ltd hosted a charity golf tournament benefiting the W.E. Care for Kids Foundation. The tournament, held at Kingsville Golf and Country Club, brought 104 golfers from as far away as Toronto as affiliates of United Communities and Ives Insurance joined local supporters to raise more than $17,000.

Foundation is a grassroots campaign in support of paediatric programs in Windsor and Essex County. Currently, the Foundation has committed to raising $1 million to help transform the Family Learning Place in Windsor from its current institutionalized and outdated facilities into a warm and caring home-like setting for children with significant emotional and behavioural needs. To learn more, visit

“We can always count on our business associates to sponsor this tournament,” says Jeff Ives, President of Ives Insurance Brokers Ltd. President and CEO of United Communities, Jim Lynn, agrees. “The sponsors’ support is an integral part of the tournament’s success, and speaks to their commitment to community. We’re proud to host a tournament that brings repeat support, year after year.” The W.E. Care for Kids


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Smiling, dancing and singing their way through Ruthven

Hundreds of people came out on Saturday morning for the annual Ruthven Apple Festival Parade along County Road 34, Road 3 and into Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens. During the opening ceremonies for the Festival, it was announced that Community Living Essex County were voted to have the top float. Second went to the Town of Kingsville, third to Ruthven Nursery, and Honourable Mention to Ruthven Auto. Pictured are floats from CLEC, Town of Kingsville, KEYS, Darcy’s School of Dance, along with some young four-wheeler enthusiasts. Photos by Steve I’Anson

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25 Years Ago October 1, 1986 The increased rainfall being experienced in Kingsville and Gosfield South recently, had made residents of the Linden Beach area very upset. The water which results from a heavy downpour of rain not only creates damage to property, but creates safety hazards for many of the families who are involved. Township Councillor Henry DeYong stated a ditch has to be dug and to do the job properly, a municipal drain should be installed. Meetings will be conducted and each property owner will be assessed and the cost per resident to construct the drain will be discussed. *** The local Fire Department is encouraging the Town of Kingsville to participate in a fire drill on October 9 at 7 p.m. Five Fire Department emergency vehicles will be situated in and around the town, and will blow their sirens to signal the fire drill. *** Annetta Dunnion presented Stacey Adams with the “All Round Cord” from the 1st Kingsville Guide Company at a ceremony in her honour. The Cord is the highest award in the Girl Guide section of the program, and Stacey received it for “completing many challenges and special projects in the areas of home, community, camping and world study”. *** Nelda Shepley of Kingsville, was chosen as “Queen for a Day” in a draw hosted by Kingsville Big V. Mrs. Shepley received gifts from The Jewellery Box, Mary Kathryn’s, The China Tree, Brian’s Custom Pro Shop and Pinstripes. She also received many other gifts from downtown businesses. *** Here and there…Larry Wood putting in a phone service for his ducks…Pat Fitzpatrick celebrating her big ‘50’…Fay Smith discovering water in her basement.

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In 1899, County Council allocated $24,000 to build a ‘poor house’ in Leamington for needy citizens of Essex County. The cornerstone of the building, designed by architect H.J. Powell, was laid on June 21st, 1900. The “house” (which went $6,000 over budget) was opened in May 1901 after being approved by Dr. Chamberlain, inspector of prisons and charities. Annual reports were made to County Council, including the following from 1912: “A.H. Woodbridge, inspector of the House of Refuge, presented his report Wednesday on the House of Refuge, showing that there are 41 inmates now, and the actual cost of maintenance is $1.46? per week.” The House of Refuge is now the location for the Sun Parlour Home for Senior Citizens. Information provided by the Kingsville Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee. jump. She went over the bar at four feet, two-and-a-half inches. *** By 1963, Bell Telephone hopes to have long distance charges between Kingsville and Harrow and Kingsville and Essex eliminated. It will not be free, of course, as the average business services will pay $1.10 per month more and an individual residence service 25 cents per month more. *** More than 20,000 Braille books are available to blind readers in Canada. Braille books and many other services of The Canadian National Institute for the Blind bring the world to the fingertips of the blind. Help maintain these vital services in your community. Give generously to the campaign now underway. *** From its statistical records, the Ontario Safety League reports that in 1959 Hawaii had the lowest accidental death rate in the U.S. and Alaska the highest. Based on the number of deaths per 100,000 population from all accidental causes, Hawaii’s rate was 29.6, and Alaska’s 135.1. In view of this alarming spread in accident expectancy, members of the OSL staff are unanimous in declaring that they would rather live in Hawaii than Alaska. *** Here and there…Jim Elliott covered with plaster…Mack Wigle having “Go Cart” motor

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75 Years Ago October 1, 1936 Judging from the movements of the waterfowl and other migratory birds, Jack Miner believes we are due for perhaps a couple of weeks of more fine weather. The purple martins remained here until after September 15 – a week longer than usual. *** We have spoken so frequently about the arrival of the fixtures for the new federal building, every time a load of material arrived, and were then told that “this is only a part of the paraphernalia”, that we quit mentioning the matter every time a new load arrived. This time, however, we are assured by the postmaster, that the fixtures are all here, and that the workmen are installing them, and that probably inside of two weeks the public will be getting mail from the new post office. It is considerably over a year since the first sod was turned, but when we consider that it is over 20 years since the lot was purchased, we think we are coming along quite rapidly. There are many other towns in the province that have been cultivating patience for many years over a promised federal building. *** Cottam – Following the electrical storm of Wednesday night, February 23, the temper-

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ature dropped so low that frost was greatly feared; but no damage was observed, and tomatoes are still being rushed to the factories, Essex canning factoring running at full capacity day and night. *** Two new members of the local high school staff are Mr. Archie Milloy, who comes from Toronto, where he graduated from the Ontario College of Education last year, and Miss Ruth Williamson, who has had considerable experience in the western provinces. Mr. Milloy is a mathematics specialist and director of physical training, while Miss Williamson is teaching the modern languages. Over 200 boys and girls have registered at the school for the fall and winter term.

100 Years Ago September 28, 1911 On and after the 14th of October, Kingsville will be without a milk delivery. Mr. Moore has given notice that he will quit the business. This is a chance for some man with enterprise to drop into a paying business. *** Ruthven – Constables Summerfield and Coghill, of Kingsville, were here Tuesday afternoon serving papers on several Ruthvenites as witness to the disorderly conduct, which took place here on Sunday. *** Mr. Pulford, lost a horse yes-

terday in a somewhat peculiar way. The animal hitched with another horse drawing a load of tobacco when a streetcar passed, and it was so frightened that it jumped in the air and fell dead. *** A town elector who has taken the pains to cast up the majorities of candidates makes this statement, that 50,500 more voters cast a ballot on the Conservative ticket than were cast on the Reform side. He thinks that surely means the Conservatives should plough the country for a while at least. *** Constables Summerfield and Coghill went to Ruthven and captured a couple cases of whiskey, which had been concealed in a straw stack there. There was six gallons altogether. The stuff was brought here and will be disposed of as directed by law. The constables are on track of the parties who placed the liquor where it was found and there will be developments later. *** Dr. Andrew Wigle this week plucked a stalk of corn from his lot, which Mr. Collis had grown for him. It was ten feet high, and, figuring from the time it was planted until it was pulled it had made an average of two inches growth every twenty-four hours.

by Rev. John van Omme, Epworth United Church As I sit down to write this article I reflect on the fact that it is now a year since I (we) first moved to Kingsville and the series of firsts have passed to be replaced by a rhythm of repetition and continuity. I remember thinking what would the first fall be like in Kingsville?, the first Christmas? the first winter? the first Easter? the first summer? I have experienced each one as it came and now that newness is replaced with a sense of familiarity. I know more people than I did a year ago. I recognize more faces and more names and I can now say that I attended the Ruthven Apple Festival for the second time. There are even ah ha! moments when I recognize someone I met at a wedding or a funeral in a different setting and I can find familiar ground to engage them. I often wonder how or where the Creator had a hand in all these things. I have no doubt that it was the Creator’s will that I (we) should find ourselves ministering to the people of Kingsville and especially Epworth United Church. To tell you the whole story would be too long to tell here except to say that it seemed almost by divine intervention and I am pleased to be here. I’ve enjoyed getting to know people and settling into southern Ontario, somewhere I have never lived till now. However, I wonder what gifts and skills need I bring so that I might be an answer to prayer. I think as clergy we often ask ourselves that question. Why am I here? What has God got for me to do? As I welcome the Rev. Brian Falkenholt, the new Lutheran pastor to the community, there will be similar reflections for him and his family. What has God in store for him and what does his community? I want to say, “Welcome Brain and may God be with you.” It’s the rhythm of life that says to me in bold letters, GOD IS IN CHARGE. And although it not always the same to the very detail, fall follows summer, and winter follows fall and so on for billions of years since the beginning of time. As well, life and its stages are unchanging, the child becomes the adolescent and the adolescent becomes the adult and eventually the adult grows old and dies. That is the way of life, however, when the transitions in life happen, they vary from individual to individual. It is writer of the Book of Genesis who wrote, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.- Gen 8:22 That is God’s promise to us and much of life’s ‘change’` are often ritualized by us to mark their significance. A Baptism acknowledges the love and grace of God in the Birth of the child and we celebrate it. A wedding celebrates lifelong commitment between two individuals and a funeral marks the transition from this life’s journey to the next and a celebration of the person’s life. Many today are veering away from the religious but ritual addresses a basic human psychological need to mark beginnings and endings. Just as graduations from high school has become ritualized to symbolize a transition from adolescence to adulthood, so too there are many more examples in our day to day living where we ritualize life. Where we do not =have ritual we create it, whatever form it takes. As I settle into my second year in Kingsville I wonder what has become tradition and what are my new rituals. Until next time, God bless you all!

Would you like a bit of Historic information on the home you own? The Kingsville Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee will do their best to provide some information for the homeowner and the rest of our readers. It doesn’t have to be a designated home, just an older home (even with all the modern additions added on to it). But if you do have an older photo of the property we would love to use it in the paper, otherwise a picture of the outside of the home would be great. (We can help out with that). Kingsville has a lot of history and we would like to share it with our readers on our By-Gone Days page.

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SPINKS. The family of the late James Wilfred Spinks wishes to extend sincere thanks for all expressions of sympathy, condolences online, by card and in person. Gifts, flowers and food were so generously given. Sincere thanks to Dr. J. Mathews and all staff and volunteers at Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. Thank you goes to Dr. Patrick Soong, for ongoing care, and to Dr. Favaro and Emergency Dept. at Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital. The memorial service offered by Rev. Bryan Girling of Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville, was a wonderful tribute to Jim. Thanks to Gunther Wolf, and Christine Kennedy-Boyd for their kind words. Appreciation is expressed to the organist and choir for their music. Thanks to Diana Yanik and volunteers who provided the lovely luncheon. Robert Hudders and staff at Reid Funeral Home were exceptional. Tributes by Dr. Lloyd Brown-John and others may be found online at With thanks to all. Terry & Joan McSweeney, David McSweeney, Christine Friday & Rob Rees. 39-1-D



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thanks to everyone at Leamington Hospital, CCAC, Bayshore and Dr. Peter Kelton. With respect for Murray’s wishes cremation has taken place in Windsor and there will be no visitation. A private family graveside service was held in Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. Friends were invited to join the family for a time of fellowship at the Grand Central Tavern, 64 Talbot St. S., Essex on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral Home, Kingsville. 519-733-4111. Condolences may be left at

OBITUARIES DOEY, Murray J. At Leamington Hospital on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Age 79 years. Late of Leamington and formerly of Essex. Father of Douglas Doey and wife Dr. Tamison of Essex and Garth Doey and wife Annette of Woodslee. Grandfather of Aaron and fiancée Sarah Gee, Eyrl Reaume and husband Jamison and Katherine. Great grandfather of George and Rupert. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Alta Doey and brothers, Douglas Doey and Allan Doey. Mr. Doey was an employee of Ontario Hydro for 35 years. Special

DICKINSON, Jean (Yaremcio). Passed away at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus on Monday September 26, 2011 at the age of 47 years. Beloved wife of Anthony Dickinson. Dear mother of Karson, AJ, Barbara (Kevin Wall), Debbie Peterson (Shaun Meloche), and Patricia Desbien. Loving grandmother of Connor, Mathew and Sway Lynn. Survived by her mother Helen Yaremcio, sisters Linda (Alain Brochu) and Elizabeth (Curtis Garant). Survived by her

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Gritke (Sept. 1998). Dear grandmother of Adam, Jason, and Stephanie Dalziel and Brandon and Jenna Wood. Sister of Pat (Peter) Dell and Randy (Barb) Gritke. Sisterin-law of (George 1996) & Trudy Wood, (Loyal 1980) and Jane (2000) Wood, Barbara (Raymond 2009) Bosse, Larry and Harlene Wood, (Harry 2010) and Cheryl Wood, Richard and Barbara Wood, Sheila and Terry Knight, Ruby and Robert Cowan, (Emmaline 2009) and Weston Laythen and Jon and Catherine Wood. Friends were received at the C. Stuart Sykes Funeral

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

Venturing onto the Ice - Eldercollege offers curling classes by C. Lloyd Brown-John This is not about hockey. It is not about hockey because I have never managed to figure out how one even stands on skates and it is completely baffling for me when I watch people skate backwards, jump, ice dance, play hockey and so forth. No, I am far too ancient to want to test my increasingly fragile bones in an ice hockey arena. This is all about another ice sport–Curling, which as I understand it involves throwing rocks around on ice. Rolling ice around in a glass of whisky I do understand but I’m not sure about the rocks on ice routine. Many moons ago I had a fairly proficient rock throwing arm. I could skip rocks

across rivers and was exceptional at hitting old bottles floating down fast moving B.C. rivers. The practise with rock throwing was important because in my rural neighbourhood rock fights were a fairly regular event. I once beaned a former friend on the head with a rock during one fight when he prematurely stuck his head out from behind a barn wall. It could have had a damaging impact upon although it might be doubted given that he finally gave up on succeeding in Grade 7, after his third attempt, and he reached age 15. Rock fights and river rock skipping and bottle hitting all required a good solid throwing arm and an eye for

leading the prey. Yes, I also once knocked a grouse out of a tree with a rock–it was delicious over the campfire. The local rocks I’m intent upon are monstrously large, have a handle, and are somehow or another slid or slithered down a curling pitch or curling rink or field. Curling is a non-contact sport which I have often admired from a distance either on the tele or, in a couple of instances at national and international tournaments. Curling has always struck me as a civilised sport where skill is infinite and behavior admirable. They even wire up curlers in big tournaments so even profanity is obscured. My wife, of course, has

offered me plentiful opportunity to gain proficiency on brooms over the years so I have a substantial understanding of sweeping. There is a terminology associated with Curling–skunk lines and raising and drawing (sounds like poker!) and hog lines and folks yelling “hard” and so forth. You see I have every expectation of learning all this plus how to put my rock in the house (last rock I had in a house was through the living room window) and get myself on the broom and do the Manitoba tuck or two-step and so forth, because I have enrolled in Eldercollege’s course, “Curling For Beginners” being held all day,

Wednesday, October 26th, at the Sun Parlour Curling Club in Leamington. I am on my way back to school with Doug Uysegui and colleagues for a one day course on Curling. Naturally, like any other person about to enter kindergarten, I’m nervous and excited. As this is an Eldercollege course I presume that folks at the Sun Parlour Curling Club will appreciate that I’m over age 55 and can’t afford to land on my backside on hard ice all too often. You have to be over age 55 to take Eldercollege courses–we’re talking Seniors here–delicate and decaying bodies. I rather hope that this course will prepare me for

one of those bonspiel parties so I can get back to the roots of curling in a good bottle of single malt scotch whisky. Eldercollege has several courses available in Leamington–Bridge, Wild Foods you find in supermarkets, digital cameras, healthy therapies and even a course that involves the Windsor Symphony. For more on Eldercollege and the Curling course, Call Eldercollege at the University of Windsor, 519253-3000 ext.4944 and speak with Catherine. She knows how to get folks registered. Oh yes, the Curling course costs $35 + HST—a small price for what should prove to be a day well spent–I hope!

KR Sept. 27, 2011.pdf  

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