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In his first column, newest Beaver contributor Charles Beale will talk about delving into Napanee’s various links to the past. See Page 8

Local residents are being asked to roll up their sleeves for a holiday-week blood donor clinic at the SPC. See Page 14 Christian Howes says the Damon Allen Quarterback Challenge was a real gridiron learning experience. See Pages 15 Napanee OPP Staff Sgt. Scott Semple shows off an anti-texting and driving thumb band that will be handed out to teen drivers this holiday season at RIDE check points around the

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region. The elastic band serves as a reminder that texting while driving is just as dangerous as driving impaired. For more, see story on Page 8.

Bill 115 fight to continue: Teachers MPP condemns actions of both government and union in ongoing dispute By Adam Prudhomme BEAVER STAFF WRITER Limestone District School board elementary teachers were back in the classroom Friday, but that doesn’t mean their fight against Bill 115 is over. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the provincial government entered the Christmas break without a resolu-

tion, and neither side appears willing to budge. If nothing is settled by next Monday, Bill 115 will officially come into power, giving the government the ability to order striking teachers back to work. “I don’t know what, if anything, (Education Minister Laurel Broten) will do by Dec. 31,” ETFO president Mike Lumb said of the teachers’ next step. Lumb has indicated that they will continue to fight even if the

bill comes into power, but says they haven’t determined what exactly their actions will be. He confirmed that the union continues to push the matter before the Supreme Court of Canada, but notes that it could take ‘years’ before it yields a result. Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier, a member of the Progressive Conservative opposition, offered no sympathy for either side when

reached for comment. “What we’re seeing is the inevitability when you have union leaders acting in the same fashion the government is acting,” said Hillier. “They’re both being very unreasonable and they’re both being very belligerent. They’re acting in the same fashion that they’re complaining the other side is being.”

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Hillier notes that some teachers are caught in the middle, forced to cancel all extracurricular activities

Lumb has said that his union has voted in record numbers in support of a strike and he’s merely acting on the members’ wishes. If the Conservatives were in power, Hillier says they’d handle the situation by allowing all union members the choice of opting out of the union. “If the union’s not representing their interests, well they’d be allowed to opt out,” said Hillier. “That would certainly diminish the ability for union members to threaten their members with fines of $500 a day.” He says they’d also freeze wages for all 1.3 million public service workers, not target specif-

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Makenzi Montpetit (left) and Matthew Thompson, both Grade 7 students at Odessa Public School’s Challenge Program, were busy this month collecting toys for the Napanee Salvation Army. The boys’ toy drive was part of the ‘Challenge for Change’ project undertaken by their class. Montpetit and Thompson dropped off their donations at the Salvation Army just in time for Christmas.

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‘End Time’ false alarm Apocalypse Schmapocalypse. Us 1, Mayans 0. For years, many had the date Dec. 21, 2012, marked on their calendar as the day the world would a) explode in volcanic fire, b) be smashed to bits by a rogue planet, c) be fried by a gamma-ray burst, d) be invaded by aliens or e) all of the above. Full disclosure: this was written on Dec. 20. So, if you’re reading this, you’ve not been destroyed by volcanos, planets, gamma rays, aliens or anything else. (Conversely, if the apocalypse did occur, well, nobody is going to be around to read it, so it’s a win-win for this editorialist.) In fact, as this year-end column was being written, there wasn’t hellfire and brimstone raining from the sky. Just slush. Slushpocalypse. However, the build-up to

this non-event had plenty of people very nervous, and (obviously) for no good reason at all. You’d think by now that people would have figured out that prophecies of the end of the world have a pretty poor track record. Like, batting .000 bad. Yet people still get sucked in. It’s happened for thousands of years, so why should we stop getting sucked in now? What was so interesting (to put it politely) was the fact that, as Dec. 21 drew closer, the more holes were poked in the Mayan Doomsday theory. ‘Poked holes’ is putting it politely, too — that theory held as much water as a bucket with no bottom. As it turned out, the initial interpretation of the Mayan scribblings from centuries ago were essentially misread. There was never any ‘doomsday’ predicted. Dec. 21 was simply the end of one seg-

ment of the Mayan longcount calendar and the beginning of a new one — kind of like the rollover of an odometer. You car doesn’t automatically blow up when it hits 100,000 kilometres, does it? So, you can add the Mayan Doomsday prophecy to every other doomsday dates that have come and gone. And, soon, 2012 will have come and gone to. Have a very happy and prosperous new year, from everyone here at The Napanee Beaver.

Even though I have not had kids in school since the 1980s, I still, up until now, pay my taxes — which includes school taxes — without complaint. Now, however, we have a situation going on that makes it impossible for students to get involved in extracurricular activities and more education because the government, unions and teachers decided to create this strike situation. What are you all thinking? I place the entire blame for this on all levels of government, unions and teachers. And do not give me the usual excuse that it is ‘not my jurisdiction’. That is just so much crap. The only losers are the students. So wake up and get all your acts together. Remember, everyone, there is only one taxpayer and the expectation is for all levels to handle finances properly and with respect. This is currently not happening in too many circumstances, not the least in education. Now Ontario, with a non-governing government due to McGuinty shutting down the legislature, we have no leadership nor opposition — not that we had much before. Go big or go home. I guess we all know the answer to that! B. Colling, Napanee

Napanee’s lights a winner Kudos to the Town of Greater Napanee, business owners, service clubs and individuals that took the initiative to beautify the town with an awesome array of Christmas lights and unique displays at Napanee parks. Hats off to a job well done. Gary and Eleanor Oake, Napanee

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New ag programs hold promise Canada’s federal government has unveiled three new federal programs under Growing Forward 2, Canada’s agricultural policy framework. The government says the new programs — called AgriInnovation, AgriMarketing and AgriCompetitiveness — will focus on strategic initiatives in innovation, market development and competitiveness to improve the sector’s capacity to grow and prosper. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) supports the new programs, and we anticipate they have the potential to help farmers in an increasingly complicated world. Too often great ideas about new products or processes die on the table because there is too little support on commercialization of new ideas. The OFA anticipates the new AgriInnovation Program — which is intended to focus on investments to expand capacity to develop and commercialize new products and technologies — will go a long way in answering this need. The AgriMarketing Program appears to have a broad mandate, and includes developing industry’s capacity to adopt assurance systems to meet consumer and market demands. These systems may include food safety and traceability initiatives, such as those that are happening on farms and food processing facilities across Canada at the moment, and have tremendous potential for growth and expansion. The AgriMarketing program is also expected to support industry in maintaining and seizing new markets for their products through branding and promotional activities. These goals are consistent with some goals in the National Food Strategy, which OFA helped to spearhead with our colleagues across Canada through our federal counterparts at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. The National Food Strategy is a collective vision for Canadian agriculture, and includes key objectives that address the need to brand Canadian food as a premium choice at home, and in markets outside of our borders. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture also looks forward to further details on the new AgriCompetitiveness Program, which the government says will help strengthen the agriculture and agri-food industry’s capacity to adapt and be profitable in domestic and global markets. Canadian agriculture’s food safety and production standards are among the highest in the world. Unfortunately, those standards can be a hindrance when Canadian farmers need to compete with similar products on the world stage. OFA looks forward to strong government support that will lead to capacity development and support in other factors that keep Canadian agriculture growing strong.

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The entire cast of the 33rd annual Newburgh Christmas Concert perform ‘Red Santa Cup’.

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Great concert, great generosity The hearts in this community are so giving and we feel blessed to be a part of it. On Dec. 15, the Community Christmas Concert was back for its 33rd show. Both shows were sellouts and a good time was had by all. It was with awe, that when we counted the money after the show, we came up with an all time high of $11,040. While we have some generous corporate and organizations who donate to us (CUPE Support Workers, Napanee

Rotary, TD Bank Kingston, Petersen’s Garage, St. Lawrence Vet and Centreville United Church), well over $8000 came in that night at the door by the many giving individuals in this community. Every cent of that money went to providing children in our community with a complete Christmas. That can only happen with the many generous business who support the production of the show (Limestone School Board, Newburgh Public School, McKe-

own and Wood Fuels, Charlie King, Battlefield Equipment, McCormick’s Store, National Groceries, Stone Mills Family Market, Walmart, Hill Top Variety, Giant Tiger and Shopper's Drug Mart in Bayridge). Family and Children Services in Napanee co-ordinated with us on the children’s names. Special thanks to Chris Martin Paul and Anne Roantree who are so helpful on shopping day. To the 15 women who showed up on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at Walmart in

Kingston to shop for over 100 children, you were awesome as always. Lastly, to the cast of 20 some who every year start in October to produce this show, as usual you outdid yourself. You all should be so proud of your contribution to this community. From all of us at the Community Christmas Concert, we wish everyone a safe and loving Christmas. Mae Wood Director/Producer Community Christmas Concert

Keith Currie is an executive member of the OFA.

Winter bird count determines populations The barred owl barely gave us a second glance as we drew up beside it along Bongard Crossroad, east of Lake on the Mountain. It turned its head slowly and gave us the once over, jet black eyes accenting the sinuous vertical streaking on its breast, offset by the horizontal barring across its throat. We moved on as we had other roads to cover and open waters to scan. This was the annual Christmas Bird Count, or CBC as it is better known among the birding types. I had parties of enthusiastic observers out everywhere within a 24 km circle, centering on Waupoos Island. Despite the bitter northeast winds, I even had two observers out in a boat covering Smith’s Bay and Prince Edward Bay and Waupoos Island itself. A local kayaker surveyed all of Lake on the Mountain. At Prince Edward Point, two Kingston birders leaned into the wind, their eyes watering as they counted thousands of ducks through binoculars and spotting scope. Still within the survey circle, another party checked the waters of Hay Bay, and at Long Point, two car loads of observers braved questionable side roads where even off roaders sometimes fear to challenge. Hardy souls, these birders. We were one of 120 registered counts for Ontario, and close to 500 counts across Cana-

da. Over 12,000 volunteers across Canada – and over 60,000 continent wide – are out in the field during a three week period during the Christmas season counting birds that they see. The Christmas Bird Count is a project of the National Audubon Society in the United States and is coordinated in Canada by Bird Studies Canada. For birders, it may be a fun thing, but the data gleaned from these counts are at the heart of hundreds of peerreviewed scientific studies. Program coordinator Dick Cannings, says, “Birds are early indicators of environmental threats to habitats we share and the count constitutes a vital survey of North America.” Now entering its 113th year, the popular bird count actually began in 1900 when ornithologist Frank Chapman became upset with what had been a holiday “side hunt” when teams competed to see how many birds they could shoot in a single day. Chapman proposed that people count birds instead, and the rest is history. These counts not only document declines in populations, but also success stories like wintering robins, and a record number of almost 100,000 red-breasted mergansers during last winter’s count. And, if you think all birds go south for the winter, think again. Last winter, on this one day event, Long Point in Lake

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Outdoor Rambles Erie tallied 111 species, the largest number for any count in Ontario. Locally, counts are also held at Presqu’ile, Kingston, Belleville and Amherst Island. Results from this year’s Prince Edward Point Count are still being tabulated from the almost 30 observers who managed to round up several bald eagles, barred owl (more than just ours), red-bellied woodpeckers, ravens, along with the more common species. One party found a flock of 256 Bohemian waxwings. Interestingly, almost absent from the scene this season were any wintering robins or bluebirds, or yellow-rumped warblers, all of them regulars on every count, often in large num-

bers. This was believed to be attributable to a poor wild berry crop this year upon which these birds feed. Prince Edward County has held its count since 1977. With the help of computer savvy friends, we have been able to import the data from these numerous counts into an Excel spreadsheet which provides us with some interesting details regarding local populations, as well as highs and lows, and long term averages. Maps, originally poor quality copies of copies from copies of copies, were digitized last year, thanks to the efforts of Quinte Conservation. These maps, depicting the individual areas for each of the parties, are now e-mailed out to the party leaders each year. Since being a one-time compiler for the Belleville count some 40 years ago, and now the compiler for the Prince Edward count, I have seen some dramatic changes in the way the counts are organized,

results compiled and sent to headquarters. The Prince Edward Count has really gone high tech! The old fold out maps and penciled-in tally sheets from past years are now just kept on file as something of a curiosity. As well as providing valuable insight into what birds are wintering with us every year, the annual bird count provides incentive to birders to remain active through the winter, and to keep their spotting scopes and binoculars in use. With over 100 species of birds expected in the Quinte area every winter, it cannot be denied that there are lots around to keep birders happy, even during the three lean months of the year. For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail tsprague@kos.net or phone 613 476 5072. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out www.naturestuff.net.

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A trip through the pages of The Napanee Beaver 70 Years Ago December 30, 1942 n While the new year was usually a busy time for local municipal elections, the transition into 1943 was particularly quiet in Lennox and Addington. Only two municipalities in the county were scheduled to have elections — all other municipal posts were already secured by acclamation. The two exceptions were Bath, where there would be elections for councillor positions, and in Adolphustown, where all council positions were up for grabs. The elections were to take place on Jan. 6. n Boxing Day was no cause for celebration in Bath this year. The village sustained a significant blow when a serious fire destroyed an entire block. Many of the homes located there were 100 years old, or older. The fire also caused 14 families to be forced out into the cold when their homes went up in flames. The cause of the fire was not known, but was believed to have started in barber shop and billiard hall in the early morning hours. There were no injuries due to the fire, but some had to be treated for exposure due to the bitterly cold weather.

35 Years Ago December 28, 1977 n Some local municipalities were considering possible amalgamations as 1977 was coming to a close. The Township of Adolphustown was in talks with both South Fredericksburgh and North Fredericksburgh townships. An amalgamation possibility was to see the southern portion of Adolphustown joined with South Fredericksburgh, and the northern part of Adolphustown joined with North Adolphustown. n A group of Napanee residents was exploring the possibility of enhancing recreational opportunities for children in the town. The group, led by Sylvia Akey and Denise Perry, made a presentation to the town’s recreation committee, and provided for them survey results showing an interest among community members for recreation opportunities such as sleigh rides, arts and crafts and skating. The questionnaires had been distributed to Napanee elementary schools.

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New columnist explores Napanee’s links to the past Recently, a John Grange merchant crock, stamped ‘Front Street Napanee’, sold at a Tim Potter auction here for $ 2,200, amazing the crowd. That merchant’s drug store occupied space where the first local branch of the Bank of Montreal stood on Dundas Street in the mid 1840s. One John T. Grange sat on the first town council in 1864. Think back to when the first peoples called Napanee, Appanea because of the thundering waterfall at Springside Park. The birthplace of the original settlement was called Clarksville. Imagine years before Confederation when most of Greater Napanee was wilderness, the hub being a few farms and homesteads on the south side of the river above the falls. It was Allan Macpherson, the Laird of Napanee and the second owner of the large mill built in 1786, who decided that land was better suited to habitation on the northern side of the river. Wonder at the simplicity of the village site then, without the Grand Trunk Railway bridge yet, only a simple river crossing there from south to north. The laird built a fine Georgian-style frame homestead facing the mill and settlement that was

often visited by Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald. Ponder that there was no serious development beyond this locale at the time. This did not mean that other things weren’t happening in the sprawling northern countryside that

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would become Lennox and Addington County. United Empire Loyalists, in particular, set their backs to the wheel of agriculture and commerce to transform one of the most interesting natural settings in the Napanee Valley. Most recently, this newspaper and Orland French published an overview of the county's historical geography that emphasizes its uniqueness, Lennox and Addington. The laird’s mill brought people together to grind grain while other mills planed their lumber. Very quickly, faith in its various forms followed, firstly in lowly dwellings before more permanent ones could be built.One of the first was the Church of England’s frame dwelling, near the Laird’s on Church Street.

The county town is well documented beginning with the registering of births and deaths in these churches. The L&A Gazetter proved a wide source of interest. In 1913,Walter S. Herrington published another historical sketch on Napanee's growth and in the run up to the centenary in 1964, the county historical society produced the now well worn Historical Glimpses of Lennox and Addington County, highlighting the importance of the county seat. Today, many of the first buildings that drove the economy of Napanee are gone, but many others remain. This column hopes to remind us of the rich heritage we possess here and the importance of preserving it. Ironically, it is now tourism,one of the new growth industries, that depends in large part on the preservation of our lasting legacy and as we can see from the price of the Grange merchant crock, well worth keeping. Charles Beale is a former educator, historian and author of Manly E. MacDonald - Interpreter of Old Ontario. Contact him at: w w w. i n f o @ c h a r l e s b e a l e . c a / charles.beale@sympatico.ca or call 613-354-8029.

OPP ‘ring’ in New Year with texting-and-driving blitz Thumb bands meant to remind motorists to refrain from using mobile communications devices while driving By Adam Prudhomme BEAVER STAFF WRITER Napanee’s OPP officers are urging teens to give a thumbs up to the idea of not texting while driving. As part of their Festive RIDE program, local police officers will be handing out blue elastic thumb bands to serve as reminders not to text while driving. The band is symbolic in that most people use their thumbs to type on cell phones. “It’s becoming more and more prevalent,” Napanee OPP Staff Sergeant Scott Semple said of texting while driving. “It’s almost surpassing impaired drivers because we’re running into incidents where people are being serious injured, or causing accidents or even dying because they’re texting.” Legislation banning texting while driving came

into effect in October 2009, who are engaging in texwhich Sgt. Semple says has ting while driving. “We go into all the high had its drawbacks. Officers now have the authority to schools, North Addington, charge drivers who do it, Ernestown and NDSS, with but it doesn’t mean they’ve the Drive for Life Campaign,” said stopped the Perry. “It’s dangerous focused on practice. impaired “ N o w driving, alcopeople hide hol and it because drugs. They they don’t have added want to get the texting to caught,” he it so we do a said. “Now presentation you’re not around texonly disand tracted by Scott Semple, ting driving.” the device, OPP Staff Sergeant To help now you’re stress her l o o k i n g point, Cst. Perry encourdown at the device.” “People are looking ages all young drivers to down and trying to hide it,” visit Youtube and search added Constable Jackie ‘The Last Text.’ The 10 Perry. “If somebody that’s minute video, put together impaired is coming towards by AT&T, presents chilling you, you’re not even going tales of teens who caused to have a chance to take fatal accidents while typing out messages like ‘Lol’ evasive action.” While everyone is at or ‘Yeah’. “It’s very to the point,” risk, more often it’s teens

‘It’s becoming more and more prevalent. It’s almost surpassing impaired drivers.’

Sgt. Semple said of the video. “The majority of fatalities for teenage drivers where its been linked to texting, the messages are insignificant. They’re something that could have waited, it was not an emergency.” If a text has to be read or sent, officers urge drivers to simply look for a safe spot to pull over and park. The long arm of the law is also continuing its crack down of drinking and driving this holiday season and drivers are warned that RIDE checks could show up anywhere. Drivers below the legal limit have nothing to worry about and could even receive a free bottle of water from Pure Country Bottled Water if they pass through a check point. Sgt. Semple says handing something out to drivers obeying the rules of the road makes for a more pleasant interaction between drivers and the officers.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 If you have a non-profit community event or program you would like to promote? Let us promote it in our Community Pulse event listings. Send the details to beaver@bellnet.ca (‘Community Pulse’ in the subject line), fax them to 613-354-2622 or drop them off at the Beaver office. Events must be in by the Monday before our Thursday publication to ensure the event is entered into our system in time. Events are listed chronologically and printed when possible. For more details on the Community Pulse listings, please call 613-3546641 ext. 109. DECEMBER 28 TURKEY AND HAM ROLL From 4:40-6:30 p.m., at the Napanee Legion. Come down and play and you could leave with a turkey or ham. BLOOD DONOR CLINIC At the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee, from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Book an appointment at 1-888-2366283 or www.blood.ca. DECEMBER 29 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Join with birders across the Western Hemisphere and participate in Audubon’s longest-running winter-

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time tradition. Birders of all skill levels welcome. Feeder watchers also needed. Meet at Tammy’s Country Kitchen at 7 a.m. For more information, to register as a feeder watcher or participant, please contact Anne Brown, 613-542-8790. DECEMBER 30 SUNDAY BREAKFAST At Royal Canadian Legion Branch 623 in Millhaven on County Rd. 4. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. DECEMBER 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE At Annunciation Catholic Church Hall in Enterprise. Live music by Showdown county/country-rock). Dancing from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Light lunch, favours and prizes. Tickets are $30 per couple and are available by calling Ray at 613-358-2987 or Jim at 613-358-2788. NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE At 8 p.m. at the Napanee Legion, featuring Radial Flyer. Light Lunch served at midnight. Tickets $20 each per person, available in advance at the bar in limited quantities. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY The Deseronto Legion invites you to its New Year’s Eve party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with DJ Paul Martin. Door prizes, party favours and light lunch will be

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DESERONTO PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 469 Dundas Street, Deseronto, Ontario 613-396-3841 Pastor Rev. Howard Dudgeon Assistant Pastor Dan Rooney 10am - Sunday School Morning Worship at 10:45am Evening Service at 6:30pm Tuesday 5:30pm-Kid’s Program “Faith Weaver Friends� Wednesday 7pm - Family night. 7pm-Youth Bible Study at Pastor Dan’s Home Everyone welcome. Affiliated with PAOC.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER 155 St. George St., Deseronto Minister: Rev. James Gordon 396-3119 or 396-2347 9:15am - Church Service and Sunday School

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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 25 Bridge St. E., 613-354-3858 Join us and Rev. William Perry At 10:30am www.trinitynapanee.ca

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613-378-2511 The United Church of Canada Minister: Rev. Burry Wiseman 51 Palace Road 9:30am - Worship Service and Pastors: Sunday School at Centreville Rev. Ivan and Anne Langdon 11am - Worship Service at Newburgh Sunday Worship - 10:30am and 7pm (Third Sunday of each month is a Children’s Program - 10:30am Contemporary Praise Service at NewWed: Ladies Bible study/prayer 10:30am burgh) Bible study/prayer 7pm Everyone is Welcome! Thursday 4pm - Kids Club - Ages 4-12 BATH-MORVEN “In essentials: unity, In non-essentials: liberty, PASTORAL CHARGE In all things, charity (love).� Minister: Rev. Christine Sloan Phone: Charge Office: (613) 352-5375 354-1924, 354-5637 Email: bath.morvenuc.office@bellnet.ca Everyone welcome. Morven United Church - Service 9:00am; Sunday School & Nursery ANGLICAN CHURCHBath United Church - Service 10:30am TRINITY PARISH Sunday School and Nursery Sunday Services Fellowship with refreshments after Service Rev. John VanStone Everyone is Welcome! 613-378-1281/379-2204 COMMUNITY CHURCH St. Luke’s, Camden East OF GOD 9:15am Service and Children’s Program 4734 German Rd., Petworth Christ Church, Tamworth Pastor: Rev. Ruth Ann Paul 11am Service and Children’s Program Phone: 613-358-2824 You are welcome to join us Morning Worship - 11am for weekly Service. Everyone is always welcome EAST CAMDEN at all our services

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613-377-6406 The United Church of Canada Rev. Elaine Kellogg Riverside United Church Yarker Worship Service & Sunday School 9:30am Details: 613-377-6406 www.mosriv.com Moscow United Church Worship Service 7:00pm Social to follow Kids Club, ages 5-12, Sat. 10am-11am

JANUARY 1 PRESIDENT’S LEVEE From noon until 4 p.m., join the Deseronto Legion for the President’s Levee. Refreshments will be served. JANUARY 5 OPEN SHUFFLEBOARD TOURNAMENT And meat spin at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 623 on County Rd. 4 in Millhaven. Meat spin from 1-4 p.m. Tournament registration at noon, play starts at 1 p.m. Entry fee $5 each. Bring your own partner. JANUARY 6 GRAND OLD ENTERPRISE JAMBOREE Starting at 1 p.m. at the Enterprise Hall. Special guests are Bill and Joey White. Come out for a great afternoon of music and dancing. Canteen available. Sponsored by the Newburgh-Camden Lions Club. Admission $5. Call 613-379-9972. JANUARY 7 HEARING CARE CLINIC The Canadian Hearing Society is hosting a Hearing Care Clinic where people can come to our office, talk to one of our counsellors about cleaning hearing aids, buying batteries, hearing screens, hearing health care, and general counselling. Kimmi will be • Interior Design • Home Staging • Window Treatments • Organization • Painting • Colour Consultations





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ST. MARY MAGDALENE ANGLICAN CHURCH

137 Robinson St., Napanee K7R 2S3 613-354-3141 Priest: Rev. Richard Hetke Rev. Brother D.B. Smith SUNDAY SERVICES 8:00am Holy Communion 9:15am - Holy Communion 10:30am - Holy Communion WEDNESDAY 10am - Holy Communion “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.�

WESTDALE PARK FREE METHODIST CHURCH (across from the hospital) Pastor Derek Spink 7 Richmond Park Drive, Napanee 613-354-2669 www.westdaleparkfmc.ca email: info@westdaleparkfmc.ca SUNDAY 10:00am - Worship Service 11:15am - Coffee & Snacks 11:30am - Groups for all Ages

THE SALVATION ARMY 82 Richard St., Napanee Office - 354-4735 Major Vi Barrow SUNDAY - 10:30am Morning Worship WEDNESDAY - 12 noon Bible study 1st Wed. - 12 noon Ministry to Women Wed. - 4:30pm Friends Club Ages 5-11 3rd Thurs. - 12:30pm-55+ Everyone welcome.

NAPANEE BAPTIST CHURCH “A Place to Belong� 291 Dundas St. W. 613-354-4563 Pastor John Stewart Sunday morning at 10:30am Family Worship Service Sunday Evening Service 7pm Chair Lift Available “Where the Bible comes to Life!�

available at our Kingston CHS office in the Frontenac Mall from 9:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Questions about hearing health are welcomed and encouraged. You can reach us at 613-544-1927 or TTY 613-544-2765. JANUARY 8 ‘TIME FOR CHANGE’ At 7:30 p.m. at Gibson Hall, 990 Sydenham Rd., hosted by Kingston Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Segments include ‘Keep Your Body Ticking’, with great ways to keep you and your loved ones actives; ‘Keep the Beat’ with guest soloist Cheryl Achambault, and ‘Timely Thoughts’ with inspirational speaker Gerry Wein. Reservations: Call Dorothy at (613) 546-4770 or Judy at (613) 546-4840, or email judycobham@sympatico. Cost is $8. JANUARY 11 BMF BANQUET The Napanee chapter of the

Business Men’s Fellowship in Canada is holding a banquet at 6:30 p.m. at the Selby Community Hall. Guest speaker and musician is Glen Kelsy. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations must be in by Jan. 8. Men, ladies and youth are welcome. For tickets, call Andre at 613377-6710, Rev. John Hilliard at 613-352-5691 or Garfield at 613-354-9235. JANUARY 12 ‘ALIYAH - RISE UP’ Pray for the peace of Israel. Time of praise, worship, biblical teaching and prayer. Special guest speakers including Rabbi Richard Chaimberline of the United Messianic Jewish Assembly. Creative arts, ive music, dance and artistic expression, video presentation on state of affairs in Israel, light lunch provided. Hosted by the Lion of Judah Messianic Congregation at Belleville City Mission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 111 Cedar Ave. in Belleville. For information, call Martina at 613961-1763, or visit lionofjudahinfo.wordpress.com.

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179 West Street, Napanee Rev. Mark Chochrek, Pastor Phone: 613-354-5354 Website: www.stpatsnapanee.com Saturday - 5:15pm - Mass Sunday - 9:00am - Mass; 10:30am - Mass

ENTERPRISE-ROBLIN UNITED CHURCH PASTORAL CHARGE Rev. Anne MacDermaid 389-5548 Enterprise Church - 9:15am Worship Service Roblin Church - 11am Worship Service and Sunday School Everyone Welcome

474 Belleville Road 613-354-1083/613-354-6934 Pastor: Tom Breeden Come join us in Worship Sundays 10:30am & 6:00pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00pm Everyone Welcome

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The United Church of Canada Minister: Rev. Ryan McNally Charge Office: 613-388-2375 “Worship for all ages; children’s activity each week� Selby: No Worship Service Joint with Empey Hill Jan. 3rd 7:30pm - U.C.W. Empey Hill: - 10am Joint Worship Service

ROBLIN WESLEYAN CHURCH Pastors: Bert McCutcheon, Dustin Crozier, Paul DeMerchant SUNDAY SERVICES 10:15am Sunday School 8:45am and 11am - Morning Service KidsClub - Tuesday, 6:30pm MOMENTUM Youth - Thursday 7pm OTHER MINISTRIES: Men’s, Women’s & 50+ Small Group Studies For more information 613-388-2518 www.roblinwesleyan.ca roblinw@gmail.com Find us on Facebook!

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(Affiliated with PAOC) 320 Bridge St. W., Napanee Pastor: Rev. Jim Somerville Sunday - 10:30am and 6:00pm Sunday School (ages 3-12) Wed.: BG Club - 6:00pm Ages 3-11 Thurs.7:00pm: Jr. High (Grades 6 and 7) Sr. High (Ages 13-18) Other Ministries: 50+; Men’s & Women’s Ministry For more information call the Church at 613-354-4281 www.evangelnapanee.com


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Welder finds ‘enlightening’ artistic outlet Dean Martin man behind town’s Christmas displays By Adam Prudhomme BEAVER STAFF WRITER Hard as it may be to believe, the framework of the dazzling Christmas light displays found in Springside and Conservation Parks can be attributed to one man with a passion for welding. Dean Martin, whose day job is battling blazes with Greater Napanee Fire Services, also knows his way around a workshop. When not on duty, he spent much of the autumn creating the 40 Christmas decorations found along the shores of the Napanee River. “I’m a welder-fitter by trade,� said Martin. “That’s what I did before I became a firefighter. I was approached by our fire chief (Terry Gervais) when (General Manager of Community and Corporate Services) James Timlin first started with the town. I guess he was talking to the chief about (Christmas displays) and the chief mentioned my name and asked if I’d be interested.� Supplied with materials and some design ideas, Martin got to work in late August, bending and welding the metal into everything from Santa Claus cutouts to an elf rock n’ roll band. He estimates the smaller designs took him about three and a half hours while the bigger ones took an entire day. He did most of the work at the Greater Napanee town barns, without some of the typical tools of the trade. He had to get a little creative when it came to bending the pieces, using clips to help craft the metal into the right shape. Once he was done, he handed the pieces over to the town in early November, where a group of volunteers got busy stringing the lights around the cut outs. “The guys and gals that actually put the lighting on had quite a task on their hands,� said Martin. “That was a lot of work.� The end result has given the town the perfect compliment to the Big Bright Light Show, which features thousands of LED lights illuminating a block of businesses on Dundas Street. “I’m happy the way it turned out and I was happy I was approached by the town to do it,� said Martin. “I look forward to building more next year and adding more to it. I hope that’s the plan.� Word of Napanee’s Christmas display has begun to spread around the Kingston and Belleville area and Martin hears people have made trips specifically to see the lights for themselves. “Anything that I’ve heard is very good,� said Martin. “It’s nice to see for the town. I was happy to do it. It’s just something to draw more people into the town and it’s cheery.� As much as he’s willing to help out for next year, he is hoping to not have to work at such a feverish pace. A whole year to work on the project would be a welcome change as opposed to two-and-a-half months.

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Napanee blood donor clinic comes at crucial time BEAVER STAFF It may be the holidays, but the need for blood and blood products doesn’t take any time off. That in mind, Canadian Blood Services is asking

for “miracle workers” — blood donors — to provide a “holiday miracle” by rolling up their sleeves between Christmas and New Year’s Tomorrow, CBS is holding a blood donor clinic at the Strathcona Paper Cen-

tre in Napanee. The clinic runs from 2:30-7:30 p.m. “We’d like to thank Canadians who took the time to donate blood so far this holiday season, but we need that generosity to continue through the end of the year, particularly the

days after Christmas right up to the first week of the New Year,” says CBS spokesperson Linda Mather “As the year draws to an end, do something that embodies the spirit and generosity of the season — give blood. It costs you nothing, and it’ll give someone a holiday miracle.” According to the CBS, it’s a challenge to collect

blood during the holiday season since donors are often away or busy with other activities. Nevertheless, many patients will spend their holiday receiving cancer treatment or undergoing life-saving surgery or emergency care. The blood agency estimates that it needs 25,000 Canadians to donate blood during the last week of 2012 in order to meet all

the needs of patients. CBS hopes to see at least 120 donors take part in Napanee’s clinic tomorrow. Those able to give blood are asked to visit www.blood.ca online or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888236-6283) to book an appointment for the clinic. Also, those who book appointments are urged to honour them.

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NDSS Hawks QB and Cheer team impress at CFL event Napanee’s cheer team the centre of attention at Damon Allen High School QB Challenge By Adam Prudhomme BEAVER SPORTS DSS Golden Hawk Christian Howes had his own personal cheering section at Toronto’s Downsview Park on Dec. 6, rooting him on as competed in the Damon Allen High School Quarterback Challenge. Though there was over 100 high school quarterbacks at the event, NDSS was the only school that sent a pom cheer team as well. That meant Howes had plenty of vocal support as he showcased his footwork, ability to throw on the run, accuracy and distance. “All around there was some really good quarterbacks,” Howes said of the event. “I think I performed quite well.” Though only the top winners were revealed, Howes feels he placed in the top 20 at the event. The top seed won a four year, $5,000 per year scholarship at any Ontario university. “Really it was just being able to take being quarterback to the second step,” Howes said of his favourite part. “I’ve always just played here but I always wanted to do some-

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thing like this, I’ve just never had the opportunity.” Given the chance by his coach Brian Heaton, he embraced every minute of it, even getting to meet the CFL legend who lends his name to the event. “He spoke to all the quarterbacks,” Howes said of Allen. “He was a really nice guy and very inspirational.”

‘Really it was just about being able to take being quarterback to the second step.’

Christian Howes, NDSS Golden Hawks quarterback

As a four time Grey Cup champion, two time all-star and 2005 recipient of the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player, Allen certainly has the credentials to offer advice. Howes is hoping to return to the event next year and is aiming to pursue playing football at the post secondary level and eventually CFL. “It was a learning experience for everybody,” he

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NDSS student Christian Howes had the chance to meet CFL legend Damon Allen during a competition in Toronto earlier this month. said. “If you are good you have a great chance at a prize. It makes everybody better. I believe I improved

a lot.” Originally the event was scheduled to be both a quarterback challenge and

cheer team competition. When teachers began taking action against Bill 115, most school’s cheer teams

canceled their trip. Because the Limestone board hadn’t taken those actions yet, NDSS was the only cheer team at the event. “We were kind of frustrated when we found out there were no other teams there,” said Katie Brunner, member of the cheer team. “In the end we did have a lot of fun. It was really laid back and we didn’t have the stress of competing.” Being the only 12 girls there in uniform, they were the centre of attention all weekend. “I’ve never had so many pictures taken in my life,” said Kayla Shepherd, also a member of a team. All sponsors of the event and even Allen himself called the girls over to be in a photograph. All eyes were on them during their routine as well. “I started choreographing the routine four weeks before the event,” said Madison Hudgins. “Each practice they learned a little more and by the end we had a three minute routine.” They had to quickly improvise a second routine that they performed later in the day.

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Raiders look ahead to 2013 Turbulent year for Storm Much to improve upon

Rough Jr. C debut

By Adam Prudhomme BEAVER SPORTS ew junior hockey teams are longing to see the calendar flip to 2013 more than the Napanee Raiders. Between injuries in the latter half of last season and a youth movement ushered in this past September, times have been tough for the once feared Raider empire. Though they ultimately suffered an early playoff exit in the first round in February, they were just as close to pulling off a miracle. Napanee was down 0-2 in the best-of-five series before rattling off wins in Game 3 and 4. They pushed the Port Hope Panthers to overtime in Game 5 before losing in heartbreaking fashion.

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Kyle Giroux (no. 19) celebrates the goal that eliminated Napanee from last February’s playoffs. Colin Doelman became the second straight Raider to capture the Empire B League scoring title, following in Dan Long’s footsteps. Like Long, he too did it in his final year of eligibility. Rookies Taylor Brown and Nolan Powers

impressed so much that they were recruited to make the jump from Junior C to A in the off-season. Unfortunately for the Raiders their tough luck in the playoffs was foreshadowing of what was to

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The Deseronto Storm’s transition from the Greater Metro Hockey League to the Empire B Junior C hasn’t gone smoothly, as they’ve taken up residence in the league's basement. After months of speculation and rumours the Storm bolted from the ‘outlaw’ league in April. They left behind a 22-17-3 record in their final GMHL campaign, losing to eventual league champion Sturgeon Falls in Game 5 of the bestof-five quarter-finals. Team owner Adam Maracle cited travel costs as a huge reason for the switch, noting that the farthest they travel now is Port Hope, less distance than their old

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Deseronto’s John Sweet finished as the 2012 MVP runner-up, the team’s last year in the GMHL. closest rival. Top scorers John Sweet, Andrew Bobas and Sean Anderson all moved on in the off-season. Sweet made a run at the league’s 2012 MVP award, finishing with 48 goals and 39

assists in 31 games played. He was the only Storm player to take home any hardware, earning the Most Sportsmanlike Player trophy.

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HAWKS… much learned at event

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They did tweak the dance a bit so they include the Hawk mascot, played

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flict with school and my work,” said Gurnsey. “I got to be a part of it anyway.” As the only mascot there, she’s hoping next year there will be more so they could have a dance battle. “It’s more fun because no one can see your face,” she added. “You can just do whatever you want and just goof around.” The entire team expressed gratitude to their coach, Karen Randall, for taking them on the trip. Brunner noted it was a great team building experience, getting to know her teammates like never before. “It’s for a really good cause,” added Hudgins. “It’s all for charity and it’s all for the right reasons and it was a lot of fun.” Though not a rigorous performance, the experience could come in handy if they choose to enter the Big East Blast, held this coming February in Kingston. The girls also weren’t complaining that there were 100 quarterbacks wandering around either.

Sweet, a native of Deseronto, remains in the league playing for Mattawa. He spent some time with the Raiders in the first half of last season before opting for the GMHL style of play. Since moving to the new league the Storm have become the proverbial small fish in a big pond team, limping to a 3-24 record at the Jr. C level. Few players on the young team had any Junior C level, and it's been a struggle to say the least. Early on they looked like they might hold their own in the league, losing 54 on Sept. 21 in their first game and winning 3-2 in their second on Sept. 23. Since then they’ve shown flashes of being competitive but suspensions stemming from violating league rules at a rookie party earlier this month have taken its toll. After years of speculating which town had the better hockey team, the Storm finally squared off against the Napanee Raiders on Sept. 21. In seven meetings Napanee has won five times and the Storm twice. They’ll meet for the final time this season on Jan. 4 in Deseronto. Game time is 8:30 p.m. Hold over Brett Maracle leads the team in scoring with 10 goals and five assists in 24 games played. Jared Boomhower is right behind him with nine goals and five helpers. By definition the Storm don't qualify as an expansion team, but they are experiencing all the motions that almost all start up

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There was no love lost when Deseronto made their first appearance at the Strathcona Paper Centre on Oct. 16. teams face. They can rest easy knowing they at least won't be shutout out of the win column like the 2009-10 Frontenac Flyers. Deseronto’s hoping to get all their suffering over with and build a solid foundation for years to come. After a less than inspiring start to their GMHL life, they were able to build a perennial contending team by their third year of existence, claiming the title in their fourth. As rough as the latter half of 2012 has been, history indicates there’s reason to hope 2013 will be

better. Deseronto took on Campbellford last Friday. Results weren’t known at presstime. They’ll return home tomorrow night to host the Port Hope Panthers at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday they hit the road to face the Rebels in Campbellford. Their hopes for the playoffs may be dashed, but they can try to delay the inevitable for as long as possible. They can also give other teams fits as they spoil their hopes for clinching the top playoff seed.

RAIDERS… Rookies showing promise for next year

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André Roy took over as head coach but resigned in November after the young team got off to a rough start.

Through 26 games of the 2012-13 season they’ve compiled a 7-18-1 record and would need a miracle to catch the Rebels, who they trail by 17 points, for the final playoff spot.

Dec. 28: Port Hope Panthers @ Deseronto Storm, 8:30 p.m. at the Deseronto Community Recreation Centre. Jan. 4: Napanee Raiders @ Deseronto Storm, 8:30 p.m. at the Deseronto Community Recreation Centre.

Jan. 8: Picton Pirates @ Napanee Raiders, 7:30 p.m. at the Strathcona Paper Centre. Jan. 12: Napanee District Curling Club hosts its annual Senior Men’s Mixed Bonspiel.

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Napanee took on Port Hope last Friday. Results weren't known at presstime. Though 2012 didn’t generate much in the way of team highlights, there is reason to believe 2013 will be better. While far from perfect, the current crop of rookies show signs of a promising future. Zach-Knapp Hermer, just 16, has held his own and shows signs of developing into a scoring threat. He's potted six goals and added 11 assists in his first 26 games and will be given more responsibility should he return next year. Evan Brown, also a rookie, has seven goals and seven assists in 26 games. Bud Norris has shown steady improvement in his second year, already surpassing last year's nine goals and five assists with nine goals and 10 helpers in nine fewer games.

As skilled as they’ve been in player development and avoiding rebuilding years, Napanee was bound to eventually experience a lull. There’s no question 2012 hasn’t produced the results their fans have been accustomed to, but one fifth place finish in 23 years is tough to complain about. Earlier this month they welcomed back Adam Shulist, who was once in the running to be their team captain in the off-season. He returned after spending some time out west and was a welcome sight for the scuffling club. Despite their record, the last quarter of this season should provide plenty of things to watch as rookies began stating their case for next year. Come the offseason the front office will be eager to make some noise in 2013.

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ADULT BUILDING, large 2 bedroom apartment, non-smoking, parking, laundry facilities, first/last month’s rent, very quiet, available January 1st. 613-546-6868. DESERONTO, 2 bedroom duplex, deck, large back yard, parking, laundry closet, excellent condition, $850 plus, non-smoking, no pets. 613-539-4847. DUPLEX IN Napanee, $1,150 all inclusive, includes washer/dryer, 2 air conditioners and heat, satellite also included. Call 613-352-7805 for viewing. LARGE 1 bedroom apartment with balcony, downtown Napanee, near river and park, laundry and superintendent on site, quiet mature building, $725 monthly inclusive, available February 1st. Call Joe, 613-354-8185. NAPANEE MOTEL, daily, weekly, monthly rates. Call 613-354-5200. NAPANEE, 3 (smaller size) bedroom home, downtown area, excellent condition, large back yard, storage, double living room, many amenities, no smokers, no pets, available January 1st, $1,100 plus utilities, references required. 613539-4847. NAPANEE, DOWNTOWN, second floor, 1 bedroom apartment above retail store, recently renovated, excellent condition, $750 plus hydro, off-site parking available, nonsmoking. 613-539-4847. NICE 2 bedroom apartment, by the hospital, perfect for seniors, no smoking, no pets preferred, $800 plus hydro. 613-354-9966. TWO BEDROOMS, beautifully kept adult building, nonsmoking/no pets, perfect for retirees, all modern appliances, $900 plus hydro/heat. 613-354-2461. TWO BEDROOM apartment, private home, available January 15th, 4 appliances, no smoking, no pets, first/last, references, $850 all inclusive. 613-329-4015. TWO BEDROOM second floor apartment in The Old Post Office, $1,050 includes all utilities, air conditioning, appliances, satellite (200 channels), garbage removal, parking, coin laundry, February 1st. 613-532-3672. TWO LARGE 1 bedroom apartments, $670 and $750, heat and electricity included. Call 613-3548925.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

NEWLY LISTED Napanee 4 unit brick downtown income property, terrific return on your investment dollar, potential income $2,800 monthly, listed at $154,900 with easy terms. Call Gerry Hudson, 613-449-1668, Sales Representative, Rideau Town & Country Realty Ltd. 613-273-5000.

WANTED

MINT AND used postage stamps, covers, post cards, coins and paper money. Call Bob, 613-967-2118.

WANTED TO BUY

LOOKING FOR 10” snowblower discharge chute for 3 pt hitch blower. Call 613-476-7212,

BUSINESS SERVICES

WE HAVE the key to unlock locked-in pension funds, free consultation. To relieve financial stress, call 613-779-8008.

COMING EVENTS

THE LENNOX Agricultural Society is hosting their Annual General Meeting on January 21, 2013 at 7pm at the Lennox Agricultural Memorial Community Centre, 170 York Street, Napanee. WOMEN’S FITNESS Boot Camp, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm7pm, January 8th-March 28, 2013, 12 weeks, Southview School, $120. Bring weights, mats and indoor shoes. Register with Angela Kimmett Morris, 613-354-2318 or e-mail at jasabe@kos.net. Learn to run 5 km+, all levels welcome. Run Club, Sunday at 9am, it’s free and fun!

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BAKER - William George, September 9, 1911 - December 27, 2011. Dad, it’s been 1 year since you left us. We love and miss you so much. You were the best dad anyone could ask for. You were always there when we needed you. You were so special. Now you’re with mom. We pray you are happy. We will never forget you. Someday we will see you again. Love, your family. CONNERS - In memory of fiddling Jim, who passed away November 20, 2009. Always remembered and never forgotten by Josephine and family.

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ESTHETICIAN(S) NEEDED for new Wellness Spa. Utilizing products from the prestigious Aveda body care brand, training will commence early February. We promote an atmosphere that is very welcoming, peaceful and professional. If you are interested in this great opportunity, please contact us at 613-532-2266.

We have opened a new office in Napanee Heating Oil & Propane Sales and we are looking for you to join our team! Service Technician with G2/OBT2 Required for Greater Napanee & surrounding area. Experience an asset. Competitive Wages & Benefits Please Contact: Mike Mayer 1-800-267-9714 mmayer@wostinson.com 1-613-697-6742 www.wostinson.com Or Drop your resume off at: 435 Milligan Lane Napanee, Ont. K7R 3Z4

EMPLOYMENT WANTED

JIM PORTER PLUMBING 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE NEW JOBS WANTED

• Plumbing Service Work • Pumps & Pressure Systems • Water Treatment - Sales & Service • Ultra Violet Purifiers plus Yearly Lamp Replacement - Sales & Service • Hot Water Tanks - Sales & Service

Call 613-354-6080 Cell 613-532-1120 Email jimsbiznet@yahoo.ca

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FURNACE CLEANING, experienced gas tech, certified and licenced, seniors rates. Call 613-354-3192. SEWING AND alterations, home decor and drapes by Pauline. Call 613-329-4015. WE CLEAN homes, offices, windows and carpets, free estimates. Call 613-396-5258 or 613-4835290.

SPECIAL NOTICES

FEEL YOU have a drinking problem? Help is available. Call Alcoholics Anonymous. Napanee, 613-354-9974, 613-354-4890; Deseronto, 613-396-2543.

MITCHELL KARATE AND JIU-JITSU WWW.MKJJ.ORG

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FIREARMS AND Hunter Education courses at Harrowsmith. Firearms course, January 18th, 19th; Hunter Education, January 25th, 26th. Wild Turkey license examinations. Call Bill, 613-3352786. FUR HARVEST and Management course (trappers), starting January 25, 2013 at Henderson. For information, call 613-336-8807 or 613336-8359. NEW YEAR’S Eve Dance, Selby Hall, $30/couple, $20/single, buffet/door prizes/spot dances. Cocktail hour, 7pm; Dance, 8pm-1am. Contact Dean and Shari, 613-3882540; Kevin and Michelle, 613354-1824.

HARPER, ANASTASIA (Stacey) In loving memory of a wonderful and much loved mother and grandmother, July 1, 1943-Jan. 1, 2009

Dearly loved and missed beyond words every day and in every way. We keep you in that special place. Love infinite, your children and grandchildren.

HINCHEY - In loving memory of Wilfred, who passed away December 31, 1991. My heart still aches with sadness And many tears still flow, For what it meant to lose him No one will ever know. Lovingly remembered by Pauline, his wife. HINCHEY - In loving memory of a very dear father and grandfather, Wilfred, who passed away December 31, 1991. As time unfolds another year, Memories keep him ever near, Silent thoughts of times together, Hold memories that will last forever. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by son Jerry, daughter-inlaw Beverly and grandsons, Adam and Justin. HINCHEY - In loving memory of a beloved father and grandfather, Wilfred, who passed away December 31, 1991. No one knows how much we miss you, No one knows the bitter pain We have suffered since we lost you, Life has never been the same, In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly, tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear Dad That we do not think of you. Forever remembered, forever missed and forever in our hearts. Love, Penny, Vern and Benjamin. MOREAU - In memory of Dorothy (nee Conners) who passed away December 18, 2010. Gone but not forgotten. Missed by her sister Josephine and her children.


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O’NEILL - In loving memory of James, who passed away December 27, 2010. Down the road that’s calm and peaceful, Guided by God’s loving hand, He has gone upon a journey To a distant, brighter land, Although our hearts are heavy With sorrow we still bear, It helps to bring us comfort, Knowing he is happy there. Lovingly remembered by his wife Aileen, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. PATRICK - In memory of Joan (nee Conners), who passed away September 23, 2010 after a bout of cancer. Always remembered and never forgotten by Josephine Sutton and family. SUTTON - In loving memory of my husband and father of my children, (Sonny) Thomas, who passed away 17 years ago, December 9th. Sadly missed and never forgotten, Josephine and children.

DEATHS

LITTLETON, Lucy Jane

(nee Taylor) At the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at age 73, beloved wife of the late Mervin Littleton. Dear mother of Bonnie De Cosse of Napanee; Michael of Belleville and Brenda Ann Wilson (Robert) of Little Britain. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, Adam, Todd and Jessica. Dear sister of Rita Cota of Sharbot Lake and Catherine Jordan of Petawawa. Fondly remembered by the Littleton family as well as many nieces and nephews. The family received friends at the Wartman Funeral Home “Napanee Chapel” on Thursday, December 20th from 7pm-9pm and on Friday, December 21st from 11am1pm. Funeral Service followed in the Chapel at 1pm. Interment Camden V Cemetery. Donations by cheque to MADD Canada would be appreciated by the family. Two locations to serve you.

448 Camden Rd. at Newburgh Rd., Napanee, K7R 1G1 - 613-354-3722

980 Collins Bay Rd. at Taylor-Kidd Blvd., Kingston, K7M 5H2 - 613-634-3722 wartmanfuneralhome@sympatico.ca

SIMPSON, June Evelyn

Peacefully in hospital, Pembroke on Monday, December 17, 2012, in her 84th year. June Evelyn Simpson (nee Watchorn) of Pembroke, beloved daughter of the late Robert Henry and Ethel Jean Watchorn (nee Ennis). Loving mother of Lori (Claude) Belec, Sheri (Dave) Gareau and Kathryn (Steve) Bradford. Dear friend of Clarence Gee of Erinsville. Caring grandmother of Allison Chevalier (Darwin), Stacie Vaughan (John), Katie Levesque (Stephane), Laura Gareau (Jamie), Jillian Gareau (Kai), Alec Bradford and Stephanie Bradford. Caring great-grandmother to Olivia, Riley, Connor, Bridget, Sierra and Avery. Dear sister-in-law of Sally Simpson and Margaret Simpson. Predeceased by brothers, Willie, Ennis, Art, Ralph and Cliff and by sisters, Mary, Isobel and Ada, also survived by many nieces and nephews. By request there will be no visitation, cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Pembroke on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11am. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario SPCA - Renfrew County Branch or the Pembroke Regional Hospital MRI Fund would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella Street, Pembroke, Ontario (613-7327481). Online condolences may be left at www.nevillefuneralhome.ca

Rest in Peace

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

OH BABY!!! We can’t wait to see the babies SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29

AT 9:30 A.M. AUCTION SALE - “WINTER BLUES” ANTIQUE DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 401 at Belleville take Hwy 37 north 2 kms to Casey Rd. Follow Casey Rd. east 6 kms to 1146. Featuring a wide selection of antique furniture, glass, china, toys, Royal Doultons, Beswick figurines, wooden carvings & more. Antique fold top lady’s writing desk with matching chair, antique open washstand, Victorian style hall table with marble top, antique hall bench/ mirror & original hardware, old child’s trunk, white wicker table, needlepoint footstool, 2 tier mahogany piecrust table, antique dresser with beveled glass mirror, antique grape press, 2 antique framed photos, large qty. of smalls including a 12 place setting of Royal Albert “Silver Birch” dishes including open & covered vegetables, meat platter, cake plate, tea & coffee pots, cream & sugar and 2 mint dishes approximately 80 pieces total, Royal Albert “Petit Point” 24 piece tea set, a 9 place setting of Shelly “Wine Grape” dishes approximately 65 pieces, Royal Winton breakfast set, antique red carnival glass water pitcher, several Royal Doulton figurines including “The Lobster Man”(H.N. 2317), “The Story”(H.N. 2248), “Shore Leave”(H.N. 2254), “A Good Catch”(H.N.2258), “Sir John Falstaff figurine jug. Belleek butter dish, Chalet vase, Venetian glass, antique pickle cruet, silver plate napkins, German steins, “Britains” lead soldiers, Lesney cars in the box, wooden toy box, tin highway patrol car, cast iron bank, antique wooden duck decoy, old tins, royalty pieces, Otagiri pieces, Wedgwood water pitcher, 4 Kaiser vases, “Spode’s Cowslip” partial setting of dishes, cranberry glass basket, hand blown vaseline glass vase, Goebel Blueboy & Pinkie figurines, Fitz & Floyd candy dish, Black Americana cookie jar, several finger jugs including a 3 gallon “HB&L”, 2 large cast iron school bells with harps, 2 old dolls carriages, wicker stroller, firemen’s hose with brass nozzle & reel, large set of stilliards, advertising store display “Boeckh Mops”, fishing rods, several reels in original boxes, tackle box with tackle, wooden crates, enamel roast pan, old ash stand, retro TV lamp, “Mauthe” & “Funghans” mantle clocks, East Lake hall table, round oak single pedestal table with 4 leaves, telephone table, sewing table, round quarter sawn oak hall table, 4 retro ice cream parlor stools, “Minerua” cabinet model radio, antique dresser top mirror, numerous horse figurines pulling hand made carriages & farm equipment, several old maps, Beatles collector cards, “Planters Peanuts” salt & pepper, retro water pitcher & 8 matching glasses, small quantity of pink and yellow depression glass, Royal Winton candy dish, 2 Wedgwood cups & saucers, Murano art glass ash tray, Occupied Japan figurines, Germany pastry dish, silver overlay fruit bowl, 4 pieces of flow blue “Nonpareil Burgess & Leigh” & many more pieces coming in daily. See my website for pictures. Terms: Cash, Debit, MC/VISA or cheque/ID Auctioneers not responsible in case of accident. Lunch available. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com SELBY LIVESTOCK & AUCTIONS CENTRE 11 PLEASANT DRIVE, SELBY, ONTARIO 613-354-6260

WILL BE OPEN MONDAY DECEMBER 31, 2012 FOR A REGULAR SALE AT 1:00 P.M.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM STAFF AT SELBY LIVESTOCK & AUCTIONS CENTRE www.selbyauctions.ca

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5th ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY AUCTION SALE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013

at 9:30 A.M. SHARP AT SOUTH FREDERICKSBURG HALL ANTIQUES: Wall what-not-shelf; fold down wicker seat highchair; large wicker baby carriage (Toronto); O.G. & Gingerbread clocks; Atwater Kent floor model radio (excl); round walnut dining table with 4 leaves; blanket box; Quebec corner cupboard; 2 Victorian chairs; barrister bookcase; oak china cabinet & wash stand; Teak drum top desk & 6' book stand; drop leaf gate leg walnut dining room table; corner what-not-stand; hand carved vintage glass top pine end tables (Alpine Scene); wicker standing sewing basket; small pine wooden trunk; 2 crafted child’s rockers; claw & glass ball organ stool; 2 bridge lamps with stain glass shades; modern display cabinet for toy cars; stained glass medicine cabinet; harvest table with drawer; GIBBARD: Walnut tilt top table; 2 drawer silverware chest; fruit tray; mahogany 2 drawer campaign style chest with mirror; COLLECTABLES: Kingston Merchant crock - Rigney & Hickey Spirits; 12 piece ivory sperm whale teeth, including whole teeth (Canada 1949 northern BC coast); large shore bird; 1960's pinball machine; airplane weathervane; 3 gingerbread teawades; 1960s weathervane; large cast iron bell 1862-1870 signed complete with harp, wheel & anchor brackets; Renfrew wheel barrow scales complete & original stenciling; large blacksmith anvil with hardy (140 lbs); two 80 lb milk cans; 50's Coca Cola button; vintage wooden croquet set; 1967 Pepsi Cola candlestick telephone; 2 carved fish decoys by Charles Buchanan; cast iron bulldog door stop; ships wheel; marine ship wall mount cast light (1903); 2 WW11 helmets (Germany); WW11 American shore patrol helmet; WW1 Japanese sword; WW11 Paratrooper pistol holster (rare); military or RCMP Sam Brown belt; military badge lots & individuals (Allies & German); military caps, swagger sticks, buttons, etc., field telephones with cases; leather Jerkin army vest; military presentation piece "battle scene" in case; wood military unit wall pieces; RCAF silver jubilee book "How to Fly Float Planes" mobile command RCAF armlet; 2 original brass port holes with clock & barometer inserts; C.N.R. conductor’s hat with cap badge; other railroad items to include maps, plans & operating manuals, Grand Trunk manual; 2 railroad message hoops (willow); railroad car mover tool; C.N.R. caboose water can & rail spike maul; Armstrong broad axe (Napanee 1850); wooden wall telephone; 1800's barometerthermometer; cast iron seat clock; cast iron water pump floor lamp; snowshoes; 1926 Dodge front rad cover with enamel emblem wall hanging; tin "no smoking" sign from Waterloo Insurance Company & other signs; Indian beadwork; Singer Featherlite sewing machine; Schaefer beer light sign (working); 60's-70's baseball & hockey cards; metal Toronto Blue Jays pennant; 250+ comic books; Old Wyandotte car carrier transport; Structo truck & trailer; Marx army truck & other tin toys; old Fisher Price toys; model RR transformer & freight cars; milk bottles; Esso Women’s hockey team; tight weave basket; 1823 sampler with local connection; folk art chair; butter bowl & ladle; Spearmint Gum jar; Early candle molds; oil lamps; original 1962-63 Export calendar Leaf’s team photo; Vintage 1960's Hockey World magazines; hand crafted, native, Haida, wood sculptured hanging loon (West Coast Canada); ladies hats & Kingston & Trenton millinery boxes; old post card sets; antique child’s stove with numerous cooking utensils; collector tins; cigar boxes; promotional silks; felts & flags; lace mantilla fan (Paris 1872); vintage king size designer patchwork quilt; 2 Aladdin lamps; Russian pellet rifle (1970); old catalogues; Marquis by Harmony mandolin; flat top guitar; 14k gold filled 15 jewel Waltham & Cyma 15 jewel pocket watches with fobs; GLASS & CHINA ETC. Large selection of old cornflower pieces; carnival glass; cranberry glass; Dainty Blue Shelley pieces; Old Country Rose butter dish; Royal Albert July trio; wash basin & pitcher; covered comport; goblets; Roseville teapot with matching cream & sugar; 4 original Royal Doultons; Don Stinson signed salad bowl & tongs; pair of custom lined drapes; ART & BOOKS: Greater Napanee sketches of local buildings; 3 pastoral chalk art scenes; Keirstead Bluenose 11; Framed Buffalo Bill Cody print; Quintuplets print; German prints; plus 10 other pieces of art; 1st Edition Smiling Wilderness book; 2 Queens University Year Books (tri colour); "Encyclopedia of Dolls"; and other reference books; 1928-60 NCI; NDCI; NDSS Torch Yearbooks; old organ and piano sheet music; OTHER: New gas ice fishing auger. NO BUYERS PREMIUM VIEWING SALE DAY ONLY - 8a.m. Terms: Cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard only NEIL LAMBERT, AUCTIONEER Napanee 613-354-3406 e-mail Sally1@KOS.net For pictures- www.lambertauctions.ca

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born in 2012! Here’s your opportunity to show off those little ones (just a little). We will be publishing our Annual Showcase of Babies on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Just bring in, or email your baby’s colour picture, along with the information below on or before January 17, 2013! DON’T MISS OUT!

Jackson David Kenny March 4, 2012 Lyndon and Keera Kenny

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BABY’S NAME:

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to all of our loyal clients, friends and families! from Management and Staff at 72 Dundas St.E. Napanee, ON 613.354.6641 www.napaneebeaver.com

The Napanee Beaver Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

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1. Incredible edibles 2. About aviation 3. Small biting flies 4. Bulgarian monetary unit 5. Point midway between E and SE 6. Old CCCP or U___ 7. Rubber tree genus 8. Waterless 9. Female chicken 10. Relating to the Hebrews 11. Dig up 12. Diacritic caron 14. Capital of Sicily 17. Shock therapy 18. Cyto_____: surrounds the nucleus 20. Daughters of the

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LIBRA (Sept 23/Oct 23) Libra, you will show leadership in your profession over the next several days. This also will extend into your personal life, where you may have more energy in home affairs. SCORPIO (Oct 24/Nov 22) Scorpio, indulge your curiosities, as your imagination and creativity are very high. Projects that require artistic work or writing should be the top priority on your list. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23/Dec 21) Sagittarius, this is a good week to explore new business opportunities. Apply your efforts to solving some complex problems that others have shied away from. CAPRICORN (Dec 22/Jan 20) Capricorn, your feelings of restlessness might be because you’re not accustomed to sitting still for too long. You will think of ways to fill the time. AQUARIUS (Jan 21/Feb 18) Broaden your social contacts, Aquarius, and this way you will extend your professional reach as well. There always are opportunities for networking. PISCES (Feb 19/Mar 20) You may find that needs at home quickly drain you of any energy, Pisces. Simplify your routine to find some relief.

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If you have a non-profit community event or program you would like to promote? Let us promote it in our Community Pulse event listings. Send the details to beaver@bellnet.ca (‘Community Pulse’ in the subject line), fax them to 613-354-2622 or drop them off at the Beaver office. Events must be in by the Monday before our Thursday publication to ensure the event is entered into our system in time. Events are listed chronologically and printed when possible. For more details on the Community Pulse listings, please call 613-354-6641 ext. 109. DARTS Thursday night darts starting up again at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 623 in Millhaven on County Rd. 4. Starts Jan. 3 and every Thursday after that, beginning at 7 p.m. For information call 613-352-7772. JANUARY 12 HOMETOWN COUNTRY JAMBOREE At the Napanee Lions Hall at 57 County Rd. 8 in Napanee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Entertainers are Dusty King Jr., Bonny Mitchell, Steve Bebee and 12-year-old Abby Stewart, our emcee is Ralph Vankoughnet with our Heartland Country Band. Tickets are $12 at the door or in advance at Gray’s IDA, Marie’s Place, Smart’s Florist, Baker’s Baits, Hooked on Hair of Chit Chat Café and Corner Market. JANUARY 19 COMMUNITY POTLUCK AND AGM For the Centreville Agricultural Society, starting at 6 p.m. At Stone Mills Township Hall on County Rd. 4 in Centreville. JANUARY 26 L&A HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING Featuring L&A County CAO Larry Keech, who will discuss the upcoming expansion of the L&A County Archives. Meeting will take place at the Greater Napanee Fire Services Headquarters Meeting Room at 66 Advance Ave. at 2 p.m. FEBRUARY 9 L&A HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING Featuring guest speaker Mary Thomas of Belleville, who will discuss ‘Canadians with Custer.’ Meeting will take place at the Greater Napanee Fire Services Headquarters Meeting Room at 66 Advance Ave. at 2 p.m.

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HOARD’S STATION SALE BARN MARKET REPORT AS OF DECEMBER 18, 2012

PRICE RANGE SALES TO 100-150 lbs .40 - 1.22 1.40 150-400 lbs .79 - 1.58 1.75 STOCKER: 400-600lbs .95 - 1.65 1.70 STEERS: 600-800lbs 1.05 - 1.40 1.42 800-1000lbs 1.00 - 1.08 1.16 STOCKER: 400-600 lbs .84 - 1.40 1.43 HEIFERS: 600-800 lbs .85 - 1.25 1.29 COWS: .24 - .67 .6950 BULLS: .51 - .69 .74 HOLSTEIN SPRINGERS: $775 - 1200 $1275 FRESH COWS: PIGS: 25-35 lbs: 35-50 lbs: SHOATS: LAMBS: 45-65 lbs - 1.05 - 2.15 2.2250 65-85 lbs - 1.37 - 1.60 1.80 85-100 lbs - 1.15 - 1.30 1.3750 KID GOATS: $40 - 117.50 NANNYS & BILLIES: $75 - 340 TOP STOCKER STEER: 400-600 lbs: 485 lbs @ 1.70, Ken Goodfellow, Roslin 600-800 lbs: 3 av 651 lbs @ 1.42, Wes Harpel, Hartington TOP STOCKER HEIFER: 545 lbs @ 1.40, Gord Tomlinson, Hastings TOP CALF: 100-150 lbs: 100 lbs @ 1.40, Dave Moffat, Indian River TOP CALF: 150-400 lbs: 400 lbs @ 1.75, Arnold DeVries, Picton TOP COW: 1545 lbs @ .6950, Al Plumpton, Brighton TOP SPRINGER: $1275 TOP PIGS: TOP LAMBS: 92 lbs @ 1.3750, Andrew Fish, Baileboro CALVES:

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Biggest plant family in the world earns fans What do iPhones, anti-lock brakes, probiotic yogurt and orchids have in common? 15 years ago none of these items were ingrained in popular culture. Today you can buy any of them ‘off the shelf’ so to speak. We take their availability at our local retailer as a given. In spite of their new level of popularity, home grown orchids are still misunderstood. Chief among these ‘misunderstanding’ is that orchids are hard to grow. This is not necessarily so: let me put it into perspective. Grow an Orchid: grow a tree The orchid family is the largest in the plant world. Surprisingly, common horse chestnut and northern catalpa trees belong in it. So if you said, “I would like to grow an orchid” some smart aleck salesperson could take you out to the tree section of the nursery. I know this is hardly what you have in mind. Most people who are just starting out with orchids are looking for a long-flowering, easy to care for plant with exotic flowers and a general habit of reblooming without much fuss. Ahhh! That narrows it down. No trees in that category. There are orchids that are so easy to care for that I put them in the same category as African violets: only orchids are easier. If you enjoy ignoring your indoor plants, allowing them to go dry for long periods of time, I have the answer for you. And many of your friends are going to think that your brown thumb morphed into the greenest of green!

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Orchids go Mainstream The availability of orchids today is testament to advances made in plant propagation through a technique called ‘meristem propagation’. This is not Frankenstein genetics: fact is meristem propagation was first used by Karl von Nägeli in 1858. We have merely perfected the process since then and put it into production. Orchids consist of more than 26,000 species and 143,000 hybrids (about 1,500 of which are naturally occurring, including many that grow here in Canada). Most orchids sold for use in the home are members of these three families: Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilum and Dendrobium. They are reliable indoor performers that tolerate our dry air in winter, the low light of our northern latitude and their limited root mass makes for the perfect window sill plant. I will classify the popular orchids according to the amount of care that they require and their desired location in your home:

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Phalaenopsis This is the most popular of orchids for the home gardener. They are epiphytic, which means that they grow in trees and rocks in the tropics. When the bloom fades, cut the stems below the last flower, just above a node (where the leaf meets the stem). In most cases a new stem will develop and it will re-flower. Location: warm home, low light conditions. If space is limited, look for a miniature Phalaenopsis. Light: no direct sun. Enjoys a north facing (low light) window but prefers an east facing one. Temperature: low of 18°C and high of 29°C. Humidity: stand in a tray of pebbles among a group of like-minded plants. Mist leaves with tepid water often including the roots that are exposed. ReBlooming: Three weeks of cooler (18 °C) temperatures will ‘kick start’ this orchid into reblooming. Paphiopedilum (say that slowly or just call them ‘Paph’ for short) Chances are this is the variety of orchid that was either given to you or that you gave on the night of your high school prom. (Do kids do that anymore?) These are ‘ground dwellers’ (terrestrial) orchids that grow naturally in tropical and subtropical Asia. They are easily identifiable by their pouch-like lip, much like our native ‘Lady Slipper’ orchids. This is a spectacular species with gorgeous single blooms born on a stem ranging in colour from white, green, brown, claret, red, yellow and pink. Location: defused light to direct sunshine. Versatile. Temperature: low of 13°C this time of year to 24°C in summer. Generally they like it cool. Green-leaved hybrids are the toughest of them all vs. varieties with mottled leaves. Special needs: humidity using a pebble tray increases humidity. Misting can cause mould. Cambria Originally known as a ‘vuylstekeara’, there is no need for you to know or remember this. Point is Cambria orchids provide a spray of bloom on a single stem that is quite impressive. Location: diffused light, north or west facing window is ideal most of the year. North is favoured during the intense summer time. Temperature: low of 13°C and high in the summer of 24°C. Humidity: group with other plants and use a pebble tray with water in the bottom of it to raise humidity, especially in late spring and summer. In winter reduce temperatures and watering frequency. Fertilize with half strength Schultz orchid fertilizer. Mark Cullen appears on Canada AM every Wednesday morning at 8:40 a.m. (EST). He is spokesperson for Home Hardware Lawn and Garden. Sign up for his free monthly newsletter at www.markcullen.com.


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Annual Napanee bird count set for Saturday Local survey part of continent wide ‘census’ of birds; crucial tool in monitoring environment By Seth DuChene EDITOR HIS time of year is full of all sorts of traditions, though most of them don’t involve binoculars. The annual Christmas Bird Count is an exception. The bird count was originally organized by the National Audubon Society in the United States in 1900 to take stock of bird species. Eventually, the survey was expanded to include Canada; here, the

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bird count is co-ordinated by Bird Studies Canada. According to local organizer Anne Brown, a bird count has taken place in Napanee for about 30 years. “It has ebbed and flowed over the years,” she replied when asked about participation levels, adding that there seems to be an increased level of interest in recent years. “I think that people are a little bit more aware and taking on a more active outdoor lifestyle these days,” she says. “Birding is a pretty inexpensive pas-

time for people to have.” The survey tracks bird populations and indirectly tracks environmental trends and impacts. “This is not just about counting birds,” says Dick Cannings, Bird Studies Canada program co-ordinator. “Data from the Christmas Bird Count are at the heart of hundreds peer-reviewed scientific studies and inform decisions by wildlife managers across Canada. Because birds are early indicators of environmental threats to habitats we share, this is a vital survey

of North America and, increasingly, the western hemisphere.” Brown says that results of the local survey has reflected those environmental impacts as well. “Last year, there was a decrease in songbirds,” she said, adding that the most likely culprit was the devastating oil spill along the Gulf Coast in the U.S. She also said that they’ve seen a decrease in other bird species because of habitat loss in the north. “We have see (more)

to to the west to Newburgh in the east. Those looking to participate in the Napanee bird county should gather at Tammy’s Country Kitchen on Dec. 29 at 7 a.m. Birders of all skill levels are welcome to attend. Those interested in being ‘feeder watchers’ — observing their own bird feeders and sending in results — are also invited to participate. To register for the bird count or to register as a feeder watcher, call Brown at 613-542-8790.

water birds because of the climate, there’s lots of open water,” she added. On the day of the bird count, the birders will be assigned a specific territory to cover and count birds. Often, more experienced birders will be teamed with less experienced observers. “We go out in groups of at least two people,” she said. The entire territory to be covered by the Napanee bird count stretches from Sandhurst Shores in the south to just beyond Selby in the north, from Deseron-

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