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Now-a-days, by the time you are in high school you are suppose to know what you want to do with your life… it hardly seems fair. To this day, I still don’t know what tomorrow will hold… it isn’t that a regular job wouldn’t be nice… but there are still so many different things I want to try… maybe we should give our kids a break and let them have a few different life experiences before sticking them in a box. Hmm, let’s expand on that life experience thing… I sat down with Terry Sheppard (Sheppard Furniture) a few weeks back and our conversation sorta’ got back to his childhood… I have known Terry for a few years… but did not know the family background. Terry’s grandfather came from Hamilton in the early 1900’s, bought land and began farming… actually at the ‘halfway house’ between Port Dover and Simcoe. Nine children were raised, one of which was Terry’s dad. Farming was the way of life at the ‘halfway house’ and all of the Sheppards were involved… it was during this time of Terry’s youth that he learned some early business lessons… for example, when you took your produce to market… if it did not sell you threw it out… working at the market provided Terry

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Debbie with the opportunity to develop customer relations and immerse him in a business environment. Well Terry met Debbie (Robinson) and the relationship bloomed. Terry left the farm in 1973 and picked up a job at Lindsay Furniture Store on Colborne Street in Simcoe (now the home of Sheppard Furniture) the Lindsay family had opened the store in 1936 and when Terry began to work there, Harold Lindsay’s two sons, Bob and Don, were running the business. With a good job under his belt Terry and Debbie were married in 1974 and settled in. Learning and doing everything involved in the business (delivering, ordering, customer service…) he enjoyed his job… gaining experience and becoming part of the community. 1988 rolled around and Bob and Don asked Terry if he would be interested in taking over the business… Terry and Debbie decided to go for it. Debbie who has a natural eye for decorating and with Terry’s background in business the couple knew with hard work they would succeed. Sure, there was that fear of the unknown and with a young family… it was a risk… but the couple never looked back… their daughters growing up in the

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Terry and Debbie Sheppard, owners of Sheppard Furniture. business. Terry laughs thinking back to the big boxes that the girls would have fun playing in at the store. Terry and Debbie maintained that quality and high standard the Lindsay family had instilled in the business, while adding the latest fashions of the time. The couple knows the furniture business inside and out and when a customer enters the store, Terry and Debbie are sure to make the experience a positive one. While sitting with Terry, it was easy for me to see why their business has continued to grow…

our conversation went from our kids, to business, to community, and well to future. In all aspects Terry understands and appreciates his life. This is who Terry Sheppard is… it is where he wants to be… it is what he and Debbie do! As we started into this story I talked about kids figuring out what it is they want to do with their lives at a young age… I don’t know if it was Terry’s dream to own a business, but I do know it is what makes him happy… and before we start telling kids what they should be… maybe we should let them look at what they could be happy at.

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and 81 per cent paid cash rather than taking out a mortgage. Looking beyond the enthusiasm, however, there are a number of factors Canadians need to consider before they leap into the U.S housing market. First of all, as with any investment, it’s important to determine with your advisor whether buying U.S property fits into your longterm plan. A second home is a major financial commitment and there’s much more than the purchase price to consider. You’ll have to pay for ongoing maintenance and repairs, utilities and insurance year-round, even if you’re only living in the property for a few weeks or months. Insurance, in particular, can be a major expense in hurricane-susceptible states such as Florida and earthquake-vulnerable states such as California. Furthermore, property taxes can be significantly higher for non-residents than for U.S residents in some locations. In addition, there may be longer-term tax consequences to consider. If the property generates rental income, you’ll need to file tax returns in both the U.S and Canada. You’ll have to file tax returns in both countries when you sell the property too, whether or not if generates rental income. At that point, you may be liable for capital gains taxes. And, after death, U.S. property may be subject to non-resident estate taxes. This just skims the surface of the tax issues you need to consider before investing in the U.S real estate. It’s critical to seek the guidance of a tax advisor with experience in this area and to carefully weigh the pros and cons. However and wherever in the United States you’re travelling, travel emergency medical insurance is essential in case you need medical treatment while you’re outside your home province. Many companies offer either single-trip plans that cover you for one vacation or multi-trip plans

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that cover you for several trips within one year. Make sure you keep your policy number, telephone numbers to call in an emergency and policy documents with you at all times while you’re outside Canada. Other types of insurance that can protect you from the costs Judie Rice, of travel plans gone awry Financial Advisor include trip cancellation and interruption insurance, baggage loss, delay and damage insurance, and flight and travel accident insurance. Overall, our relatively strong dollar makes this a very tempting time to “buy American” – whether that means investing in U.S real estate or indulging in a U.S vacation. Either way, the key is to do some upfront research and ensure that your decisions fit into your long-term financial plans. David Pass and Judie Rice are Financial Advisors with Manulife Securities Incorporated and Insurance Representatives with Manulife Securities Insurance Inc. Manulife Securities Incorporated is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. David and Judie can be contacted at 25 Harvey Street, Tillsonburg ON, N4G 3J7, 519-842-8000 or 1-877-496-2770, or judie.rice@ Excerpted from Solutions Fall 2010 edition. David Pass and Judie Rice, Financial Advisors, Manulife Securities Incorporated 25 Harvey Street, Tillsonburg ON, N4G 3J7, 1-877-496-2770,


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By Dave Scott Wednesday evening, as usual, the Are You Tough Enough? swimmers and runners hit the water off Dover beach… focused on their training, preparing for September 4th, when they swim from Pottahawk to Turkey Point and then run 10km to Long Point Eco-Adventures. Months of hard work and dedication bringing them closer towards the ultimate goal… swimming and running to raise funds for Camp Trillium… but in the back of our minds this Wednesday night was special, we were on our way to visit… a great place afterwards!

Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! (Dr. Seuss) Like I said, afterwards we were heading over to Camp Trillium for a tour and visit. Our group had decided a while back that the funds raised from our swim and run would go to Camp Trillium in Waterford.

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Looking at the following quote from the Camp Trillium website (, you get a better understanding of what it is that they do there: 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. Camp Trillium operates two sites in Ontario. Oddfellow and Rebekah Island, formerly Garratt’s Island (since 1989), near Sandbanks Provincial Park in Picton, and Rainbow Lake (since 1997) in Waterford. Camp Trillium also travels to ten different Ontario cities, operating Day Camp programs in the summer. Throughout the year, Youth Groups and Trillium in the Community programs are offered in several major centres. More children than ever before are surviving childhood cancer; however, the devastation of their diagnosis and their treatments have major implications for the whole family. Camp Trillium has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception in 1984. It is apparent that the support and recreation we provide is truly necessary. Childhood cancer affects the whole

family; therefore, our population includes: children on treatment, children off treatment, brothers and sisters of patients, bereaved siblings and parents. Our group arrived and was greeted by Marci Shea-Perry, who is the Executive Director for Camp Trillium. As Marci talked, we could hear the kids having a grand old time inside the auditorium as they enjoyed the talent show that was ongoing. Marci took us through the facility, explaining the functions and the importance of the camp... the medical cabin, arts and craft building, sleeping cabins, rock climbing wall, boat storage area overlooking the lake… to the high ropes, all surrounded by the beautiful trees that wrap around the camp itself.

It’s opener there In the wide open air. (Dr. Seuss) After the tour we headed into the auditorium to catch some of the talent show… the kids and the leaders were having a blast participating and singing… clapping and enjoying the moment… you could feel the energy in the room, it drew you in. I looked over at our group and saw smiles across all their faces… they were feeling it to.

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Out there things can happen And frequently do To people as brainy And footsy as you. And when things start to happen Don’t worry. Don’t stew Just go right along. You’ll start happening too. (Dr. Seuss) We stepped outside (our group collecting their thoughts) and listened as Marci explained how the camp functions. She let us know how the kids come from all across the province, make friends for life and how they return year upon year. Then she introduced us to four leaders in training who have been attending the camp for years. They all agreed they loved coming to the camp and that they had made many friends over the years… and are always excited about returning… they explained that, ‘kids are kids here’… they are with their peer group and they can talk about their illness or how it effects them and their family.

You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. (Dr. Seuss) The leaders head back to the auditorium, our group begins to chat, amazed at the kids… knowing we will succeed in our swim… and raising funds…. inspired by the children… realizing that our tough day at work and training… wasn’t so tough after all. I slip away from our group and head back in to where the kids are watching the camp leaders act out a skit that involves interaction from all the campers… their faces are locked on the leaders, the smiles are endless… the joy pouring out… their issues fade away… just kids at camp…

And will you succeed? YES! You will indeed! …KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! (Dr. Seuss) I quietly fade out and join our group… we all realized we had just been part of something bigger then all of us… Camp Trillium and its campers had given us more then we could ever give them…

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By Dave Scott The rain came down, but the folks who ventured out to Long Point Eco-Adventures to take in Norfolk Family Day last Wednesday did not seem to mind. Long Point staff Garrett, Ben and Bill did a masterful job of keeping the adults and kids involved in their many different programs… from the reptile booth, to checking out images from the Hubble, to delicious campfire

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desserts… to what is edible in the forest. There was a survival program and knot tying courses with a repel demo of the side of the building. Everyone enjoyed the hotdogs for lunch and at the end of the day Ben Allen won zipping for himself and three family members. If you get the opportunity check out all the cool programs available at Long Point Eco-Adventures… it is not just zipping.


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By Dave Scott The Port Ryerse Bell Tower Restoration Project had a successful Fish Fry last month! For this month the group has planned a Corn Supper, Wednesday August 17th (serving 6:00 to 6:30 pm) and all are invited. Tickets will also available at the Corn Dinner (for only $20/ticket) to enter a draw to win a Bruce Steinhoff original painting… Bruce is an

accomplished artist worldwide. If you are interested in the History of Port Ryerse, advance sales of the Port Ryerse History book, which will be released May 2012, can be purchased for $30. All in all, another great event is planned for Port Ryerse next Wednesday, so pop down and enjoy the hospitality. For more details call 519-428-1611.

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Turkey Point Watershed Reserve Campaign The Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT) has launched a new campaign to secure, restore and protect an 80-acre parcel of land north of the Turkey Point marsh. “The property is a former orchard and protecting this piece of land will help protect the whole watershed and make habitat for wildlife,” explained LPBLT’s Director of Conservation and Science Gregor Beck. “Forestville Creek, the largest stream draining into the Turkey Point marsh, runs through the property and the eastern branch is the only major piece of the stream that is without forest cover. It’s a missing link for the rest of this wildlife corridor.” An August 2010 report by The U.S. Nature Conservancy, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the United States Fish & Wildlife Service ranked the Long Point-Turkey PointNortheast Coast as being among the top 10 "biodiversity islands" in the Great Lakes basin, highlighting the area's ecological significance and priority for protecting threatened species. “Although a relatively small area, it is ecologically in tact,” Gregor said. “As a result, the restoration

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of such a key piece of the wildlife corridor is very important.” The campaign hopes to raise approximately $150,000 by fall. “We have an offer for the property in place and have most of the funds to purchase it in place,” stated Gregor. “We’ve been fortunate to have received some major grants to launch the campaign, but we welcome any and all support from the public.” In addition to the purchase price of the property, the LPBLT needs to raise funds to cover taxes and the cost of restoration. “We also want to put a long-term stewardship fund in place for the property,” Gregor said. “Unlike other properties we have acquired, this one is as much about what is there now as what is going to be there in the future ecologically. The exciting part of the project will be the development of a conservation management plan that will outline what we should do and not do in terms of habitat restoration.” Gregor believes that ultimately the property will contain a variety of habitats, from forested stream banks that connect the neighbouring forests to oak savanna to shrubland and open country habitat. “We envision a mosaic of habitat types that will recreate natural linkages from the forest to the marsh. There are several ponds on the property that are home to turtles, waterfowl, and other wildlife. Increasing the size of the habitat means wildlife doesn’t have to move as far from their summer to their winter homes. There is a need for more interior forest because a lot of wildlife is adversely affected by living on the edges of woodlots and wetlands.” One of the priorities will be the restoration of forest cover along Forestville Creek. “This will reduce erosion, siltation and run-off along the stream and hold back water during spring floods,” Gregor explained. “Protecting headwaters of streams helps to ensure better quality and quantify of water and helps maintain the base flow yearround.” The forest cover will also help maintain Forestville Creek as a cold-water stream. “Cold water streams are generally better oxygenated, are healthier, and are more likely to support fish such as trout,” Gregor stated. According to Gregor, the Turkey Point Watershed Reserve campaign is a commitment to the future.

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A weekend of free family fun is planned for the second annual Forest Fest on August 13 and 14. “This piece of property will be a valuable contribution to our green space that can only get better in the future.” To find out more about this project or to make a donation, go to the LPBLT’s website at www. or send your donation to LPBLT, P.O. Box 468, Port Rowan, Ontario N0E 1M0.

is unveiled, and the Turkey Point forest is rededicated to Dr. J. H. White.

Free family fun at Forest Fest Just in time to celebrate the International Year of the Forest, the second annual Forest Fest is being presented by the Port Rowan/South Walsingham Heritage Association. The event will take place on August 13 and 14 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) on the grounds of the St. Williams Nursery and Ecology Centre (Hwy. 24 at Forestry Farm Road). Among the activities planned to celebrate all things wood and forest related are a wooden boat show, demonstrations of sawmilling, chainsaw carving, green houses, and green roof technology, children’s activities, horse-drawn wagon rides, retriever dogs, and guided trail tours. Several well-known foresters of the past will also be remembered when a biography of Dr. E. J. Zavitz is launched, a memorial to Dr. Zavitz

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here has been a renewed interest in creating a sustainable landscape with plants that will survive dry periods on their own, without a heavy reliance on supplemental watering, fertilizer and other maintenance tasks. This past July, much like the summer of 2007, gardeners have grown weary trying to keep lawns and prized specimens alive through the extended period of drought and have been seeking solutions. The term xeriscape simply means creating a landscape design that has been carefully tailored to withstand drought conditions. It comes from the Greek word “xeros “ which means dry, and of course “scape,” as in landscape. Here are some key elements to consider when incorporating xeriscaping into your landscape.

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To help plants develop long roots: add organic matter deep into the soil, which helps the plant retain moisture and adds nutrients; plus water for lengthy periods rather than shorter ones so the water can penetrate well into the ground. Also cover the exposed soil with five centimetres of organic mulch (leaves or shredded bark) to conserve moisture.

3. Choosing The Right Plants:

Some garden plants have adapted to dry conditions better than others. These generally include plants with long tap roots that can find buried sources of water; succulents that store moisture in their leaves; and still others with silvery foliage to reflect sunlight, a waxy coating to lock in moisture, or woolly leaves that help conserve moisture. Here are some draught-tolerant plant suggestions: Grasses Bluestem (Andropogon spp.) Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) Maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis) Sedge (Carex spp.) Tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa) Perennials Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp.) Blazing star (Liatris spp.) False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) Lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina) Mullein (Verbascum spp.) Poppies (Papaver spp.) Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Russian sage (Perovskia)

Sea lavender (Limonium latifolium) Spurge (Euphorbia spp.) Stonecrop (Sedum spp.) Thrift (Armeria spp.) Yarrow (Achillea spp.) Common thrift (Armeria maritima) Alpine sea holly (Eryngium alpinum) Blazing star (Liatris spicata) Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) Verbascum (Verbascum spp.) Shrubs Bluebeard (Caryopteris spp.)


814 Cockshutt Road, Simcoe, One kilometre south of Renton

Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) Mock orange (Philadephus spp.) Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) Smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria) Sumac (Rhus spp.) Trees Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthus) Junipers (Juniperus spp.) Oaks (Quercus spp.)

Simcoe: 55 Kent Street South


Radial Shockwave Therapy Radial Shockwave Therapy is a new treatment option for those that are affected by conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, achilles tendinopathy (commonly known as achilles tendonitis), tennis elbow and calcific tendinitis as notable examples. Radial Shockwave Therapy works by effectively breaking down tissue in a controlled manner to allow the targeted area to heal properly through the regeneration of blood vessels. It has shown to be successful in the treatment of chronic pain. A pneumatic generator physically delivers the shock wave to the skin, where it is transformed to sound energy and delivered to the targeted area. The use of shock waves makes the treatment completely non invasive and is well tolerated by patients. The effects of shock waves were discovered several decades ago after it was noticed swimmers in the Pacific ocean were affected by the detonation of mines although they were well out of the blast radius. As the scientific community grew more understanding of the effects caused by shock waves, and medical technology advanced to a sufficient level, the medical profession was able to harness the power of shock waves for therapeutic uses. Results can be felt after only one treatment with a large improvement becoming evident after a months worth of treatment, on average tissue regeneration takes place after three months. With radial shock wave therapy, patients are in and out the door with treatments typically only taking between five to ten minutes. Anyone who may think radial shockwave therapy may be right for them should contact... West Street Health Centre, Simcoe • 519-426-8330 Waterford Medical Centre • 519-443-6663 Dr. Thompson B.Sc.D.C. Chiropractor

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acobs helps the Caring Cupboard

By Dave Scott Every morning we climb out of bed wondering what the day will hold for us. Most of us grab breakfast and head for work! But what about if the cupboard was bare‌ and we had no money‌ how would we get through the day? Last month, Melissa Uberig and her fellow staff at Jacobs (contractors at Esso) decided to help the Caring Cupboard. For three days they came to work an hour early (6am), stood at the gate and collected donations from workers heading in for the day. The Jacobs Group was able to collect $944.14 for the Cupboard. Melissa explained that she was inspired when she attended Jacobs’ Beyond Zero program, out West. The program itself is based around safety in the workplace, and creating that culture of caring for each

other at work and in the community‌ a sense of pride within the company and its employees. Kim Scoyne, Director of the Simcoe Caring Cupboard, graciously accepted the donation and thanked Melissa and the other volunteers who came in early and collected the donations. Kim also wanted to remind folks that the Cupboard always needs donations, especially anything for the kids‌ juice boxes, cereals, and canned fruit‌ any non-perishables will help.

is free

Doug Schram, from Jacobs, felt that this was a good time to help the Cupboard and said Melissa took the lead in organizing the event. He said that when Melissa asked if he wanted to be involved, he thought it was a good idea. The staff at Jacobs and the Caring Cupboard wanted to thank all those who gave and helped out. To the Jacobs crew, ‘Thanks for getting up a little earlier‌ putting breakfast on a table‌ and making someone else’s morning a little brighter!’



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P: 519.583.3969 E: Laurie Rutherford B.A. Dance R.A.D. Teaching Diploma


TUESDAY AUGUST 16, 2011 THURSDAY AUGUST 18, 2011 5-9pm at the studio

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Wonders of the U niverse!!

August 24, 2011

They’re so adorable when they’re having fun. (So are the kids.) At Timbits Soccer, everyone gets into the game. Kids make new friends, and parents have fun cheering them on. Your local Tim Hortons is proud to support all the boys and girls who play Timbits Soccer in Norfolk County.

Join Terrence Dickinson; Canada’s leading authority on astronomy this summer at the Long Point Eco-Adventure Centre for a special dinner and exclusive tour of the night sky. Travel to the distant stars and explore the possibilities of new planets, discover galaxies nebulas and star clusters. Veiled in pristine darkness and surrounded by forests, fields and wetlands observers will have unobstructed views of the many celestial wonders found in the summer night sky.

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