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Special Day for a Special F riend

By Julie Swainston “I FIGHT LIKE A GIRL” is the logo on the T-shirt that a good friend, Deb Fletcher wears when she goes to her cancer appointments. She really does have the fighting spirit! Anyone who is dealing with cancer knows that it is overwhelming and the best way to handle it is one day at a time. You have to deal with hospitals, doctors and nurses on a regular basis as well as chemo and radiation and all that goes with that …It’s a love-hate situation … you hate the intrusion into your life that cancer brings but you love the support you get from the doctors, nurses and also from your family and friends! Cancer is like being on a roller-coaster but it’s not fun at all. Your emotions are out of whack and you are up and down and all around trying to make sense of it all. Deb found a lump in her breast a year ago and went through the surprise of discovering the lump to the shock at having her doctor confirm the diagnosis to the fear of all the “what-ifs” that occupy your mind to finally becoming at peace

with her self and deciding to not let the “Big C” control her and dictate who she is as a person. She truly is an inspiration to all who know her! It all started towards the end of April when Jerri Hooley realized it had been a year since Deb’s diagnosis. Sitting around the supper table one night Jerri, her husband, Vince and I marvelled at how much she had been through this past year, being off work, dealing with appointments, radiation, chemo, losing all her hair, having it grow back in (she tried wearing a wig but finally just took it off and looked amazing as her hair began to grow in again) Now she is healing after having one breast removed. She had been cut off from her friends during this period so as not to catch any germs that may be floating around. Unless you know someone facing cancer you may not realize how important it is for that person not to come into contact with anyone who may be sick or getting over an illness and therefore they begin to feel a bit isolated. As we talked, we felt that this would

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Joanie Budd and her sister Deb Fletcher be an ideal time to have a party – she was feeling much better and was starting to get out and about a bit more. She and her husband, Marc would go to the jams at Rookies. So we made arrangements with Rookies to host a party there during their June monthly “Open Mic” Sunday. We sent out invites by creating an event on facebook and soon word spread! Everyone who knows Deb wanted to help out! Somehow we managed to keep the party a secret – it helped that Deb doesn’t go on facebook! The party for Deb was a huge success! Jerri and I would like to thank Julie Kaniuk, and Joanie Budd who were instrumental in helping us organize the party, and also to all the people they contacted who helped with the decorations, silent auction, food etc. We could not have done it without all their invaluable help! We would also like to thank Frank, Tony Duclos, and Rookies for letting us have the party there, both Deb and Marc enjoy going to the jams so it was the perfect location! To say Deb was surprised is putting it mildly - but once she realized that all her friends were there she

was so happy to see everyone... she did a lot of hugging and crying that day but they were happy tears :) And she was able to re-connect with friends she hadn’t seen in such a long time. So it was all good!!! Deb would like to say: “Thank you to everyone who came out in support of me. I was in such shock when I walked through the door to yells of surprise! It took me a while to comprehend and take it all in. You will never know how pleased and happy I was to see ALL of you! There are so many people I need to thank but where to begin? How can I put into words all the emotions I was feeling that day? Truth is I can’t - I am still overwhelmed at the out-pouring of love I felt that day I truly am blessed with a great family and so many wonderful friends!!!! Thank you to all the musicians who shared their tunes! And also to Rookies!! Thank you to those who donated items to be raffled off or to the silent auction - the table was overflowing with wonderful things!!

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By Dave Scott The weather can be a fickle thing… we are constantly at its mercy… plans have to be changed… arrangements made… two Sundays ago, Annaleise Carr prepared for her trial swim for her Lake Ontario crossing… her swim this day was 16 km down in Grimsby… late Saturday, the weather did not look good… thunderstorms were in the forecast… and things were not promising… The call went out late Saturday night saying there was a window of opportunity to get the swim in Sunday morning… At 4:30am our motley crew set out for Grimsby… it was the perfect time for our crew to practice all we have worked on… Two zodiacs and drivers, kayaks, pacers, ground crew… we were all bound for Grimsby where Annaleise would do her trial swim of 16 km… we could not believe our luck when we arrived… Lake Ontario sat still and quiet… not a ripple… soon after, the swim master arrived and final instructions were laid

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By Dave Scott Time to let the games begin… this Friday from jolly old England… the Olympics kick off… I know our TV will be glued to the games… it is the one time I don’t care how much TV my kids watch… I reflect back to the 76 games in Montreal… hanging out at the Swarts’ household… watching the games… remember Greg Joy, high jump silver for Canada… I was an instant fan of the games… so when your kids say on Friday they have nothing to do… I know this may sound wired… turn the TV on… and let them be inspired by the athletes of the world… real life, real drama, real fun! GO Canada GO!!

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Sonya Greenslade of Rick McCall Volkswagen, collected donations for the Simcoe Caring Cupboard. been running for the last month. Sonya stated, “Whether it was with a food donation, or a cash donation to buy food with… I really appreciate their support. As a community, it’s important we all pull together to support those in need, and we definitely came together over the past couple of weeks.”

Sonya has taken the Rick McCall Beetle out to the soccer park two of the last three weekends. Kids and parents have dropped off donations for the Caring Cupboard… it’s great to see such teamwork between Rick McCall VW and the Simcoe and District Youth Soccer Club to help others in our community!

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nnaleise has just returned from a training session in northern Ontario, which included multiple 10km swims and night swims, in preparation for her August 17-18 Lake Ontario crossing. She also completed a 17km trial swim in Lake Ontario, which was monitored by Solo Swims of Ontario. She continues to work extremely hard preparing for the swim and fundraising for Camp Trillium. To date, over $24,000 has been raised. Have you donated yet? Donations are gratefully accepted at Scotiabank Simcoe.

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NGH staff work on ways to reduce and recycle Norfolk General Hospital has a goal of reducing waste and increasing recycling. Like many other hospitals in the province, waste management is a very costly operational expense. To find ways to reduce waste and become more environmentally friendly is a real win for everyone. “Staff has shown great response to the initiatives that we have rolled out. We knew that staff wanted to be environmentally friendly; we just needed to make it as easy as possible. NGH is committed to sustaining this momentum and continually looking for ways to improve our recycling practices,” said Joanne Kiefer, director housekeeping and food services. Through a recent Waste to Resource assessment, several primary recommendations were discovered. • Improve capture rate of current recyclable material • Improve recycling signage and bin placement • Increase employee education The NGH Housekeeping department, (responsible for waste minimization programs throughout the hospital), immediately identified this as a real opportunity to work on strategies that would address these recommendations. The assessment found that 75% of non-recyclable paper, (primarily paper coffee cups) was ending up in the landfill. Housekeeping decided this would be an excellent time to create an incentive plan for staff and visitors to make the change to re-useable travel mugs. In June, staff that purchased a beverage in their travel mug were entered into a draw for a basket filled with local food and drink. Travel mugs were also sold at a discounted price at the hospital coffee kiosk. Over 50 staff made the switch from using regular coffee cups to their environmentally friendly travel mug. Over 300 entries were submitted, (that’s 300 less coffee cups in the landfill).

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Joanne Kiefer, director housekeeping and foodservices with Robb Winter, senior stores clerk (winner/reduce the use of coffee cups) local food/beverages basket NGH is also working towards reducing the amount of heavy metals such as mercury and lead that is ending up in our landfills by participating in battery recycling program and has introduced well labeled safe, convenient collection containers in the hospital for staff to drop of their batteries from work or home. None of these materials generated are exported overseas or landfilled. Housekeeping also recognized a need to re-educate staff on what

items can and cannot be recycled and what items go in which bins. The hospital coffee kiosk display case emphasized the 3 R’s (Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle) and additional signage was added to specific areas of the hospital. Additional internal educational materials were rolled out through posters, emails and the hospital newsletter. “It wasn’t long before a difference was noted,” said Kiefer. “We started to see more staff with travel mugs and a growing need for

ree Tim Hortons Swims At Norfolk Pools

Norfolk residents will be able to cool off for free at local pools thanks to the free Tim Hortons Swims being sponsored by the following Tim Hortons stores: Water Street, Whitehorse Plaza, Highway #3 in Simcoe, Port Dover, and Delhi. Free swims will be available at the Simcoe Recreation Centre Pool in August on every Tuesday and Thursday from

2 – 3pm and also on Fridays from 1 – 3pm. Free swims will also be available at the Delhi Kinsmen Pool in August on every Wednesday from 2 – 4pm and Saturdays from 12 – 3pm. This is the first summer Norfolk County has had free swims sponsored by Tim Hortons and we thank them for their generosity.

more recycling bins. The kitchen underwent some of the most drastic improvements by decreasing their need for garbage bags by 50%, per day.” “We will continue to look at ways where we can be more environmentally friendly at NGH and plan to update and educate staff on a regular basis so that it is never far from their mind. We don’t want to let anything go to waste,” stated Kiefer.


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Four local bands performed in the Musicians Making Wishes benefit concert at the Royal Canadian Legion, Simcoe Branch 79, on June 22nd in support of Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario: Birdtown Band, Cellar Dwellers, Revival and Stellas. The event raised $1500 in support of MakeA-Wish Southwestern Ontario! Left to Right: Katie (Make-A-Wish Volunteer), Kathy (Stellas), Phil (Revival), Kevin (Birdtown), Melody (Stellas), Vinnie (Birdtown), Wayne (Cellar Dwellers), Marlene (Make-A-Wish), John (Simcoe Legion). Thank you!

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Lord Stanley’s Cup returns to Norfolk County for a brief visit to Simcoe, Ontario on Monday, July 30 when LA Kings assistant coach John Stevens, formerly of Turkey Point, brings the Cup to his home town to share with the residents of this community. John Stevens will host a public viewing of the Cup at Talbot Gardens Arena. Doors will open

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crowd control.” Some placements will work only the 7 days of the fair while others up to 3 months from September to November depending on availability and experience. All applicants should enjoy working around crowds and animals. Jobs involve rotating shifts with varied start times. Previous applicants are welcome and there are always some positions available for eager people looking to work at the Fair. “We are taking steps to enhance our “customer

Lions Variety Supports NGH

‘A Sweet donation’ to the Operating Room Revitalization’ The Jarvis Lions Club have made a ‘sweet donation’ of $1,528.38 to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation through their candy sale proceeds. The funds were raised during the club’s 59th Annual Variety Show ‘Take Flight’ which was held this past March. Dennis Craddock, Jarvis Lions Club

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Waterford Fire Hall. At approximately 6:30pm Nelson will climb aboard for the traditional “champions ride” on the fire truck. They will travel down Main St to Church arriving at the Tricenturena for an outdoor reception in the parking lot until approximately 7:30pm After that, Nelson will leave with the cup for a private reception.

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The Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show in Simcoe is looking for over 50 men and women to work during the set-up, operation and teardown of Canada’s largest County Fair which runs from October 2 – 8, 2012. “Building Supervisors, Track Support Staff, Facility Maintenance Crews, Equipment Operators and General Labourers are just a few of the jobs available” said Facilities Manager George Araujo. “We are looking for “people who like people”, with customer service skills to work in operations maintenance, janitorial and

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at 2:45pm with a ceremony slated to begin at 3:30pm Following the Cup presentation, the public in attendance is welcome to file onto the arena floor for a closer look at the NHL prize trophy. Seating will be limited to 1500 fans. At 6pm, Kings Director of Player Development, Nelson Emerson formerly of Waterford will leave Talbot Gardens and travel with the Cup to the

president and Doug McBride, show committee chair, greeted Julie Powell, Foundation director with smiles as they presented the NGH Foundation with a cheque at the Jarvis Community Centre on July 9th. Since 2002, the Jarvis Lions Club has contributed over $22,000 to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation.“We’re very grateful that the Jarvis Lions are committed

Special Day for a Special Friend Continued from page 2

Also thank you to those who helped out selling tickets for the 50/50 draw, the clay breast plate which was donated by Sue Thomson, the 2 hours of gardening donated by The Caretakers of the Earth (Tara and her team),.and the bottle of La Fee Absinthe donated by Louise Wakeford Thank you to Jerri and Vince Hooley, Julie Swainston, Julie Kaniuk, Joanie Budd, Donna Budd, Christina Budd, Angie Fletcher, Amanda Broughton, Kathy Boswell, Donna Spietaels, Carol Pender, Jill Hunter, Jane Crosbie, Princess and Rose Aelterman and I am sure there are many more that I have missed but please know how much I appreciated everything you all did!. THANK YOU to each and everyone who came out and even the ones who couldn't make it but sent well wishes. I LOVE YOU ALL!!”

first” service commitment, ensuring safety and that all of our patrons have a great day at the fair.” added Araujo Applications are available at the Fair Office located at 172 South Drive or fax your resume to (519) 426-7286. For more information call Facilities Manager George Araujo at (519) 426-7280 ext 225. Or just go to our web site at www.norfolkcountyfair.com. Resumes are also accepted by emailing george@norfolkcountyfair. com

to local health care and we thank them for all the great work they do in our area,” said Julie Powell. The 58 member, Jarvis Lions Club are eagerly preparing for their next upcoming event which will host the top women’s fastball teams from across Canada. The tournament will include the home team Jarvis Husker’s August 7-12. The club encourages everyone to come out

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By MARG WERDEN Norfolk biodiversity on the rise

As scientists have predicted for some years, the increasingly warm summers are encouraging wildlife to adjust their ranges northward to remain in climates to which they are habituated. Although the changes are usually quite slow, it is always exciting to discover that a species never before seen in an area has suddenly made an appearance. This was recently the case for staff of the Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT). While monitoring activity at a Purple Martin house on his property, the LPBLT’s Conservation Science Director Gregor Beck along with Species-at-risk Biologist Adam Timpf began to take an interest in the insect body parts that were accumulating under the apartment-style birdhouse. Purple Martins are our largest swallow species and capture a variety of flying insects on the wing. With 12 active nests in the Gregor’s martin house, there could be up to 50 hungry young chicks to feed. As a result, the adults have had to be proficient in their hunting activities. From the debris

under the house, it seems that dragonflies are one of the Purple Martin’s favourite foods. While studying the photographs of the Purple Martins feeding their young and the growing collection of dragonfly parts that were piling up, Adam noticed something that caught his eye. “Right away, I had a suspicion it might be something interesting due to its large size and bright red abdomen. We don’t have many species that fit that description,” he noted. The dragonfly photographed being fed to young Martins was a male Comet Darner, a rare species which occasionally ventures north into Ontario. “Prior to this year, I’m not aware of any records of this species in Norfolk County, making it a pretty cool nature sighting. There have also been a few other reports this year locally and in other parts of the province.” The Comet Darner’s normal range ends at the southern shore of Lake Erie. This particular dragonfly could also easily have been called a “Christmas Darner” because the male is mainly green and red, the thorax being a moss green in colour while the abdomen is brilliant red. The female is duller in colour, has blue instead of green eyes, and has a more mottled pattern on a rusty red abdomen. One of the reasons for the increase

in sightings of this dragonfly may be that more people are becoming interested in dragonflies. As well, the warmer weather we are having this year could be encouraging more “southern” species to An active Purple Martin colony located venture northward at South Coast Gardens near Turkey or coming north Point has 12 nests and up to 50 young unintentionally on in it this year. (Photo by Gregor Beck) southern winds. glad our colony is thriving. I’m Fortunately, the relatively extensive natural areas equally interested to learn about found in Norfolk offer habitat for the diversity of insects the Martins are feeding their young. It’s a lot of these rare visitors. “We saw a northward movement fun being able to let the birds do the with the Red Admiral butterfly research for us – they’re literally invasion earlier this year, and bringing new scientific discoveries maybe we’re seeing it with Comet to our doorstep!” Darners. Several other dragonfly species have invaded recently also,” Adam said. Just last year he found a Tiger Spiketail, a species of dragonfly not previously reported in Canada. “The only known occurrences for this species in Canada are in Norfolk County. People have come from as far away as Kingston just to see them.” For Gregor, the discovery of unusual dragonflies at his Martin colony is particularly interesting. “Given the decline in populations of Purple Martins and other insect-eating birds in many areas, I’m really

Photo courtesy of Laura Snow.

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hat F eelin’ Again…

By Dave Scott I was having a little déjà vu the other day… it was about, of all things, softball… I kinda’ had this flashback from when I watched my first softball game at the old Port Dover Public School… remember the old diamond that backed on to St. Andrew Street? There were a few trees along the edge of the diamond and for some reason, I just remember sitting there watching the ball game… our school was playing another local school… grade sixers I think… it doesn’t much matter… the game captured me… the diamond… the ragged old mitts… the clean white ball… the tape on the bat handle… and the sounds of the ball popping in the mitt… the tone that the bat made hitting the ball… the sudden explosion of excitement as the play unfolded… I was hooked… this is in the days long before the Jays were around… and I had no clue who the Expos even were… it was all new to me and I liked it! Laura Snow left me an email about a ball game that was going to happen last Saturday and invited me to stop by the Kinsmen Park in Simcoe at 10am to catch a few innings. The cool part about the game was that it was the

kids from the Roulston’s U11 soccer team playing with the players from the South Coast Special Needs Kids Inc… the teams were mixed with players from both teams and it was just a fun game… really no rules… everyone got to hit and have fun… and that is where the déjà vu occurred… standing behind the bench, chatting with Laura… it all came back, the cheering of the kids and crowd… the simplest approach to the game… the smiles… everyone soaking up the sun… the diamond again backing onto a street, the row of trees… it felt like I was seeing the game again for the first time… the positive energy… it just felt right… I snapped as many photos as I could. I was taking as much away from the game as I could… all these years spent watching the pros play… funny… I got more out of watching the kids play… ah yes, there it is, playing for fun… what a concept! Congrats to both teams for a great game… I am sure it ended in a tie… afterwards both teams gathered for a BBQ at the pavilion to round off a great day! Kudos to the folks at South Coast Special Needs Kids Inc for all the great work they do!


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Found Friends Adoptions rescued Tippy a few weeks ago and she is now   ready to be re-homed with a loving family she can call her own. About 2 years old, a very calm and quiet little dilute calico looking for a lap to curl up in and some kind words. We feel Tippy would adjust quickly in a home with another cat and does not seem bothered by small dogs. Tippy has been to the vet and is spayed, vaccinated, de-wormed, is

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SHREDDED CABBAGE & RADISH SALAD

1/2 small head green cabbage (about 1 pound), shredded 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes) Coarse salt and ground pepper 1/3 cup cotija cheese (2 ounces, Brady’s substitutes Feta) In a medium bowl, combine cabbage, radishes, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and toss well. Let sit 10 minutes. Top with cotija cheese just before serving.

Recipe thanks to Brady Henderson

SWEET POTATO CORN FRITTERS

3 lbs sweet potatoes 1 c frozen or fresh corn 2 green onions chopped finely 1 small bunch cilantro chopped 1/4 t cayenne pepper 1 t cumin 1 t salt 1 egg 1/3 c yellow cornmeal 1 c bread crumbs or panko crumbs 1 / 2 c vegetable oil for frying Pierce sweet potatoes with fork then wrap in paper towel (or in an all cotton tea towel). Bake in microwave oven 3-5 minutes each. When soft and cool to handle, scoop flesh into large bowl. Add remaining ingredients except for oil. Adjust seasonings for more or less flavour. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow bread crumbs to absorb moisture. Fry tablespoon size patties in hot oil until browned on each side. While waiting for mixture to chill, make garlic yogurt dipping sauce.

Amanda McCracken with basil KALE & SUN-DRIED GARLIC YOGHURT DIPPING SAUCE 2 c Greek style yoghurt 1 clove of garlic chopped finely or pressed Chopped mint or chives This recipe makes lots, so they could be made up & frozen uncooked on parchment to be cooked at a later date, or cooked & reheated.

Thank you Sheligh Driedger for the recipe!

ROSIES ZUCCHINI COOKIES

2 cups flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cup shredded zucchini or summer squash 1/2 tsp vanilla Beat butter, sugar & egg. Mix dry ingredients and add to each other. Add Zucchini and vanilla. Stir until blended well. Drop 1 TBSP at a time onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, just until done. Yield 24 cookies.

Thank you Rose Wornoff for this lovely recipe.

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