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Children under 12: $5 Pie: $2.50 a slice extra Everyone Welcome!! — Plan on attending the Annual Corn Supper at Memorial Church in the picturesque village of Port Ryerse on Wednesday, August 22nd. Serving from 5 to 7pm Menu is: Hamburger, Corn, Coleslaw and Beverage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Yummy dessert is $2.50 extra. Bring along a non-perishable food item (or two) to add to our local Food Bank Collection box! — Simcoe and District Horticultural Society Presents The Annual Flower and Vegetable Show, ‘200 Years of Peace’. Members of the Community are Welcome to Participate in the Show. Please Join Us by Entering Floral / Vegetable Arrangements. A Program for Categorized Entries will be made Available upon Request or Simply Come Out and Enjoy the Show! View our local artists exhibit, browse through the Country Emporium, relax in the Flower Show Tea Room. Thursday, August 23rd, 2pm - 7pm, Simcoe, Junior Farmer’s Building. Call (519) 443-8025 | www.gardenontario.org/ site.php/simcoe. NOTE: There will be no general

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By Dave Scott Funny how four guys just going for a swim can help so many people… it was four years ago that John Rolfe, Chris Peters, Scot Brockbank and Wayne Boswell decided to start doing a little lake swimming down in Port Dover (up to two hours at a time… three times a week)… they spent the summer hitting the water, working on their front crawl… then as fate would have it, the boys decided to test their endurance and set a late September date to swim from Pottahawk to Turkey Point… I remember Scot asking if I could paddle along side a swimmer… of course I jumped at the chance… that first year, none of us knew what to expect, the swimmers all stuck together and our kayak flotilla kept them surrounded… the swimmers faced some big waves out of the east… one swimmer was ill with sea sickness but carried on… it was an adventure and a huge learning curve for both the swimmers and the paddlers… friendships were forged

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and a commitment to help others continued to grow from that swim… during the process of preparing for the swim the event evolved into a fundraiser with the proceeds being donated to an organization helping the battle against cancer… they raised $5000 for Norfolk General Hospital (NGH)… I remember watching the four touch shore, as they hugged and high fived each other… cancer had affected each one of these men… a friend or perhaps a family member had been affected by the disease and this was their way of fighting back… and hence began the tradition… Year two saw eight swimmers tackle the 10 km swim. More seasoned paddlers were required and the call went out… guys whom I had paddled with over the years came and helped out, again facing rough seas, rolling big waves in from the east… but true to form everyone made it and over $8000 was donated to NGH… as each swimmer sought out pledges

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for their swim… As I paddled for the second year… my thoughts began to consider making the swim myself for year three… The Are You Tough Enough Swim was growing rapidly… who knew what year three would hold… and what a year it was… Ten swimmers took to the water for the third annual swim, four absolutely fantastic women swimmers, one of which was thirteen year old, Annaleise Carr… and six, over forty, guys with something left to prove. Our open water training started in May off of Dover. Our group soon grew close, with all of us taking the young Annaleise under our wing, watching out for her… which was kinda’ silly because, she was pretty much one of the strongest swimmers… hmm… I wonder if she thought the same thing, better keep an eye on those old fellas out there. Summer rolled along and as the swim neared, arrangements were made for us to go visit Camp Trillium to see how our donation would help. (‘The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre offers and promotes recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. The Trillium Centre provides an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping children and their families in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.’ - Taken from, www.camptrillium. com) It was at this point the swim became more than just a swim to all of us… hanging out with the kids from the camp… seeing the joy the camp brought to their lives… made us all realize just how good we have it… and just how important this camp is to their wellbeing… in just a few hours, the swim became even more personal… it represented the folks who we knew and had lost to cancer… the folks who had survived… and now the faces of the children, our future, were etched in each of our minds… it especially hit home with our youngest swimmer, thirteen year old Annaleise Carr… perhaps it was seeing kids her own age fighting to be strong… maybe her will to want to help others… but that day left a mark that she won’t soon forget… our training ramped up even more… the group’s resolve hardened… and friendships tightened because of the Camp Trillium experience… funds were collected… and finally the day arrived for the 10 km swim followed by a 10 km run… the ante was high and of course the weather had something to say about our swim…

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I remember waking up to thunder and lighting… this was not good… we all arrived at Turkey Point, ready to be ferried over to Pottahawk… but all the training and excitement was put on hold as the storm passed over… computers were pulled out as the weather conditions were followed… until at last it was time to go for it… there was this calm, excitement for us… for the veterans of the swim, it was their right of passage… for us newbies, it was our opportunity to prove we were tough enough… we high fived each other… hooked up with our paddlers and began… Once again, the lake that day proved to be surly… the cross currents at Pottahawk left you feeling like you were going nowhere… it was like a washing machine feeling… but instead of looking in at it… you were in it… finally able to break free from its hold, you encountered three foot swells… enough to mess with your pace and direction… the constant slap of the waves upside the head reminded us, this was not going to be easy. Thank goodness all of us had a kayaker with us to give us direction. I have said it before… when you are out there, you realize just how small you are… how you are literally just a drop in the water. Meanwhile up near the front of the pack, Annaleise was churning up the water… relaxed, taking in her first real big open water swim… I wonder at what point of the swim, she knew that open water was her thing. The ease with which she made the swim, must have got her mind turning… earlier in the summer, she had asked Camp Trillium about volunteering… but she was still a little too young, she would have to wait a few years…

Meanwhile near the back of the pack, my shoulder became an issue… unable to lift it above my head, I basically finished the last 2 km with one arm… I was surprised that my emotions began to take over… my paddler knew me well enough to push me to finish… he knew I would never get out before completing the swim! My swim that day was dedicated to a friend who had lost her son to cancer… and for the faces at Camp Trillium… it is amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it… you can overcome pain and stick to your resolve… we all made the crossing that day, all ten of us and then proceeded to run 10 km with many of the North Shore Runners and volunteers joining in. I think we learned a lot about ourselves that day…being caught up in the emotions of the day… which brings me back to Annaleise… it was not long after that we discovered that she wanted to swim Lake Ontario… she figured it could be her way to help Camp Trillium… last October her training for a 52.5 km crossing of Lake Ontario began… her coach, Lisa Anderson, began implementing a program which would see Annaleise swim anywhere from twelve to sixteen hours a week over the winter… long, tough early morning practices… all to help others… dedication beyond reproach… meanwhile our crew for this historic swim began to form from the original, Are You Tough Enough Swim. Swimmers, Scot Brockbank (Port Dover Runner’s’ Den), Wayne Boswell, and Chris Peters; along with the paddlers, myself, Bill Martin, and my wife, Monica signed up. Others came on board from the second and third swims

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When I first began watching birds many, many years ago, one of the first birds I was able to easily identify in silhouette was the Chimney Swift. I was told to look for a “flying cigar” and that is still one of the best descriptions of a Chimney Swift in flight. Although not a member of the swallow family, this small swallowlike bird’s body is cigar-shaped with a short tail and long slender, curved wings. The plumage is a sooty-grey brown, except for the throat, breast, underwings and rump, which are paler. They are superb fliers and spend most of the day foraging for insects on the wing in a fast, zigzag flight. These birds do not sit on perches, but use the long claws on the ends of their relatively short legs to cling to the walls of chimneys and other vertical surfaces. The Chimney Swift is an extremely active bird, flying almost constantly. They even bathe in flight, gliding down to touch the surface of the water with its breast, then bouncing up

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and shaking the water from its feathers as it flies off. The fast, erratic flight of the Chimney Swift is characteristic of small swifts. It gives the very distinct impression that the swift is beating only one wing at a time, alternating wings. Careful investigation has shown, though, that a Chimney Swift beats both its wings at the same time just like all other birds. The illusion comes at least in part from the frequent banking and turning. It has now been several years since I saw a Chimney Swift, although they were at one time very common in this area. Before the arrival of Europeans in North America, Chimney Swifts used to nest and roost in hollow trees or caves, but over the last few centuries, they have almost completely adapted to man-made structures such as chimneys. Their nests are made of twigs glued together with saliva. Recent changes in chimney design, however, have decreased the available nest sites and may be a factor in declining population numbers. The Canadian Chimney Swift population has decreased by 96 per cent over the last 40 years, and the species is federally designated as “threatened.” In

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values in favour of what appears to be easy money in a time where basic necessities are often scarce drives the plot. “The characters are all basically good people with the best intentions, but we can’t ignore the fact that bootlegging is illegal and that there are consequences to being a criminal no matter how romanticized the notion becomes,” Ritschel stated. “And   our characters aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer - so to speak   so their hi-jinks often don’t go over as intended.” Early sales project that Rum Runners may be the hit of the 2012 season. “A lot of people are really interested in this one,” Ritschel said. “Partly it’s the notoriety of the subject matter, and of course musical theatre is popular, but I also think the cultural and

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historical significance to Port Dover is getting people excited. Our audiences will definitely recognize the local references we’ve worked in, and we’ve really done our best to make this a Port Dover story not a New York or Chicago story.” The world premiere of Rum Runners is on-stage at Lighthouse Theatre from August 7 through August 25. For tickets, visit lighthousetheatre. com or call (519) 583-2221 or 1-888-779-7703.

 

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Lighthouse Theatre Artistic Director Derek Ritschel came to write Rum Runners - the first professional play to bring Port Dover’s role in the Lake Erie bootlegging trade of the 1920s and 1930s to life – almost by accident. When the idea was first suggested to him by a colleague, he had no interest in writing a play of any sort. It was only after reading the book Midnight Herring by David Frew that Ritschel, who was still a relatively new addition to Lighthouse at the time, realized that the play had already begun to take shape in his mind. “I became slightly obsessed,” Ritschel recalls. “The more I read and researched about bootlegging and Port Dover’s role in such a widespread criminal enterprise, the more I wanted to know.”

With assistance from Port Dover Harbour Museum Curator Ian Bell, Ritschel began to flesh out his unique take on one of the most lively and notorious eras in Port Dover’s history. “This is a composite story,” Ritschel explains. “We’re not focussing on any specific events or historical figures, but rather telling a story that encompasses a range of characters and experiences. We’re going to bring a cross-section of that world to life.” Rum Runners also includes a score of original music by renowned composer and musical director Steve Thomas, who is best known to Lighthouse audiences for his work with Norm Foster on Race Day (2010) and Jasper Station (2006). Much of the music reflects the play’s Depression-era period setting, as does the accompanying choreography. First and foremost Rum Runners is a comedy, but an underlying morality tale about compromising

winter, the Chimney Swift heads to eastern Peru, migrating there in flocks. The primary causes of the current Chimney Swift population decline are unknown, but are likely related to declines in their prey, flying insects. Chimney Swifts are one of many bird species that feed on flying insects and are declining. Chimney Swifts face the added pressure of habitat loss resulting from the modernization of chimneys (capped, round, metal flues) that prohibits the swifts from entering potential nest sites. Because of the Chimney Swift’s status as a species at risk, Bird Studies Canada has designed a program, “Ontario SwiftWatch,” to encourage the public to watch and listen for Chimney Swifts in July and August, when these birds are busy delivering food to hungry chicks. If you see swifts flying near a chimney, please take a few minutes to see whether they fly into the chimney, or return in the evening, to confirm whether they enter the chimney to spend the night. If you find an active chimney, please let BSC know by using the online Ontario SwiftWatch data form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/ s/9QGXYTD.

   

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iscovering Birds of Norfolk with George and Vic

By Dave Scott I had coffee a while back with a couple of guys that everyone in Norfolk County knows… Vic Gibbons and George Pond… the two of them had an idea for the Hub… they wanted to showcase

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to help as well… soon weekly meetings were taking place… each of us drawing on our lake experience to help out… in May we attended an open water clinic in Welland where Annaleise proved her merit swimming with folks who had swam Lake Ontario, The English Channel, Manhattan and Maui. All of us knew how strong she was, but with her training over the winter with Lisa, plus her dry land training with Scot, she was flying on the 5 km swim that day, even with a head wind on the way back up the old Welland Canal. Everyone took notice that day… Annaleise Carr was serious about her endeavour to help the kids at Camp Trillium. Soon the media began to catch on to what Annaleise was working towards… now for a fourteen year old, this can all be overwhelming… but the big smile comes out and Annaleise speaks from the heart… she continues to impress those around her… her maturity and respect for others… she always remembers to thank those around her for helping… her crew is like extended family… and each one of us pushes ourselves to make this crossing a success for her and Camp Trillium. Let’s talk about the crew for a moment… from that original small group it is now

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Vic’s painting of birds around Norfolk County. George Pond has photographed the birds and then Vic has brought them to life on the canvas… so with wonderful artwork we then needed some good old perspective on these flying beauties

thirty strong… zodiac drivers, kayakers, pacers, managers (Annaleise’s parents… whom have made it all possible), a doctor, physiotherapist, coach, lifeguard, media relations, cook, powerboat crew, two sail boats and their crew… plus the ground crew… all coming together as a united team to support Annaleise and help Camp Trillium… truly amazing! As for the young lady, Annaleise… thank you for caring… and letting us share this experience with you… we all know you will do what has to be done… you are setting an example for kids all over the province to follow… to show that YES, kids can make a difference. To Scot, Wayne, Chris, and John… thanks for going for that swim and inspiring Annaleise to swim Lake Ontario and become the youngest to ever do it… who knew four years later… all of us would be embarking on a journey that would make such a difference in a child’s life. If you would like to help Annaleise… please drop off a donation at Scotiabank in Simcoe and remember to listen to CD 98.9 August 17 and 18 for Annaleise updates as she makes her crossing… plus check out her blog. At www. AnnaleisesLakeOntarioCrossing. weebly.com and become part of history by donating.

in our area… so George, who by all accounts, is perhaps the leading expert on all things with two wings… has teamed up with Vic to give us, Discovering Birds of Norfolk with George and Vic… so sit back a couple times a month and enjoy the art of Vic and the education from George… have at it boys!

Photo, left to right: Danielle Jane, Alex Paton, Carolynne Paton, Marissa Demma, Doug Paton.

Last summer I won a Long Point Eco-Adventures contest through the Hub! My family and I were scheduled to go in October, but the wind that day forced the course to close. We were finally able to get everyone together again a few weeks ago. On Sat. June 16th I went zip-lining with my two sons and their girlfriends! We all had an amazing time. The weather was great, and our guides were really terrific! Thanks again for running the contest! Carolynne Paton

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