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ear Santa: Is Rudolph’s nose red already? This year I would like a stuffy penguin and a robot penguin. Love, Jake ear Santa: I have been very good this year. I would like some new clothes and a baby doll for Christmas. Love, Xavia ear Santa: This year I would like to tell you that I love my family very much. This year for Christmas I would like a teddy bear. I also want to tell you that I have been a very good girl this year. Love, Samantha


like two movies Smokey and Happy Feet. Love, Kyle ear Santa: This year I have been good. I have also been a good friend. I would like the reindeer to come live at my house. Love, Kayla ear Santa: This year I would like a DS for Christmas. I have been a really good boy and would like some toy cars. Love, Josh ear Santa: This year I would really like some colouring books to colour. I would also like some markers to colour with. I would also like to make sure that my friends have a good Christmas to. Love, Jaycob ear Santa: This year for Christmas I would like a Hot Wheels Set that can go on my wall in my bedroom. I would also like my mom to help me hang up my stocking. Love, Jayon



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ear Santa: I have been a very good boy this year. I like to help mommy and daddy at home. This year I would like a transformers toy. I would also like a monster truck to play with. Love, Noah ear Santa: This year I would like a Santa toy to play with. I would also like to tell you that I have been a very good girl this year. I also really like to dance so an iPad touch would be nice to put my music on. Love, Lily ear Santa: This year I will make you homemade cookies for you to eat when you come to my house. I will also leave you a glass of milk. I would






ear Santa: I would like to tell my family that I love them. This year I would like a little pony for Christmas. I also would like a teddy bear to cuddle with. Love, Holly ear Santa: This year for Christmas I would like my family to have a bigger house. I also would like a can of pop. I have been very good at school this year. Love, Helena ear Santa: This year I want to tell my family I love them. This year for Christmas I would like a piggy game. Love, Harlow ear Santa: This year my mom and dad took me to see the lights in the park. This year I would like a desk for Christmas. Love, Gabrielle ear Santa: For Christmas this year I would really like a Nintendo DS. If possible I would also like a toy



car. Since it is cold here in Canada in the winter I would also like a winter sweater. Love, Evan ear Santa: This year I have been helpful at home. I would like a toy drum for Christmas. Love, Emma-Lynn ear Santa: I have been a good boy this year! This year I would like a toy car for Christmas. I would also like broken door. I would also enjoy a colouring book and some markers to colour with. I might also like an iPad touch. Love, Chancey ear Santa: This year I’m going to leave you a present at my house! This year for Christmas I would like a toy car. Love, Alexis ear Santa: This year I would like some new lego. I would also like to thank mommy for taking care of me. Love, Alex



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Our conversations around the dinner table seem to be growing by leaps and bounds… their questions - better yet - their answers truly amaze me. My daughter’s working a part time job and isn’t always home for dinner… I truly miss that sometimes… her choices and her personality grow stronger every day (just ask her mother). We all want what is best for our kids… and we cannot keep them young forever… and these days it becomes truly about capturing those moments together. For myself in 2011 my moment came when I pulled myself from the water at Turkey Point after the 10km swim from Pottahawk on

Labour Day. I didn’t tell a lot of you, but about 7km into the swim, I tore a tendon in my shoulder and it was all I could do to push through the pain to finish the swim… and when I finally did finish, the first people I saw were my son, daughter, and wife. My son playing in the water, my daughter standing knee deep, which looked waist deep on my wife… the emotion of the moment, overwhelmed me… and all I wanted to do was hug them… I

rendition of Santa Baby… followed up by, In the Wee Small Hours, in which vocalist Laura Swyers joined in sounding incredible… after one more tune, it was the Grade Nine Band’s turn… these fresh faced musicians displayed their talent after only four months of learning their instruments… playing a total of six numbers, some of which were Jingle Bells, The Little Drummer Person, Up On the House Top. Rounding out the festive evening was once again the Grade Ten Band, which played The Santa of Seville, Silent Night, (in the dark) Hippo the Hero, which Laura Swyers lead with vocals while playing a ukulele

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By Dave Scott My family attended the Christmas Concert at Simcoe Composite School, Wednesday evening. The musicians did an amazing job… kids from grade nine right up to grade twelve. The concert kicked off with the Grade Ten Band playing and sounding wonderful… next up the Junior Stage Band, who finished up with A Jazzy Merry Christmas… followed by a stirring vocal solo (Where are you Christmas) from Lauren Fulton, which was very cool… the Senior Stage Band took the stage sounding fantastic… among their numbers was a

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ear Santa: Our friend Lyncoln is sick today. Please bring him a cars toy. He likes dinosaurs too. Please bring Barbies for Lyncoln’s sisters. We hope he is feeling better soon! Love, the Room 8 Kindergreats ear Santa: I will leave a carrot for Rudolph. I would really like a lot of toy dinosaurs or to go back in time to dinosaur time with Noah. Thank-you Santa Love, Lennon ear Santa: I am wishing for a skateboard please. My sister would really like a microphone. I like to sit on your lap! Remember when I saw you flying in the sky last year! Love, Madeleine ear Santa: I hope you are not too busy right now. What I really, really want for Christmas is (you might already know from the park light up) a puppy that can walk by itself with a leash please and thank you. I love you! Love, Maggie ear Santa: I would like Imaginex T-Rex and Velociraptor please. My sister would like a dolly and maybe some other girl stuff. I will leave some regular chips for you and some white





milk. I will leave some carrot sticks for the reindeer. Love, Noah ear Santa: Are you bringing Rudolph this year? I am wishing for a toy dragon. Mommy and Daddy would like to go camping in the winter! I will leave 2 different cookies and chocolate milk for you! Love, Nolan ear Santa: I hope you bring me some presents while I am sleeping! I will leave some treats for you. Do you like bacon and eggs or sandwiches? I will give you a present too! Love, Onni ear Santa: How are your reindeer? I am wishing for some skis and my sisters love Barbie dolls. My baby brother would like something about the Toronto Maple Leafs. I will leave chocolate chip cookies for you! Love, Damon ear Santa: Do you exercise? Do you like to go shopping? I am wishing for my own robot named Sahaily. Please bring Harry Potter movies for my big sister, but don’t tell her! My little sister would like a story about 3 kittens. Love, Alondra ear Santa: Is it really cold at






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ear Santa: I will leave some kind of chocolate cookies for you. I am wishing for Mario Kart. Please bring Lego for my brother and girl stuff for my baby sister. Is Rudolph coming with you this year? Love, Eric ear Santa: I want to know how long the elves work before they can have a break. I am wishing for a stuffed doggy that barks and a Barbie car and a Barbie with wings. My sister wants a pony and a Cars book. My brother just wants baby boy stuff. Love, Kaitlyn ear Santa, Is Rudolph helping you this year? I would like a Mater Monster Truck please. My sister would like more dolls. We will leave cookies and white milk because that is your favourite! See you soon! Love, Jace ear Santa: I hope you have nice trip! I am wishing for a toy train with no eyes. Please bring a toy bunny and a sled for my brother. I will leave soup and crackers for you! Love, Zander


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By Dave Scott The Kindergarten classrooms at West Lynn Public School looked like Santa’s workshop last week as Mrs. Pond’s Kindergreats and Mrs. Malo’s Kinderoos were busy putting the finishing touches on gifts for their parents… songs were sung, cards were made and

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By Dave Scott The Carriage that is displayed prominently in the showroom at Rick McCall KIA in Port Dover has recently been filling up with gifts for children. The gifts will be donated to a local nondenominational church to be handed out to children who might not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas. Shown in the photo, is sales person Sonya Greenslade, displaying some of the toys that have been donated by local folks in our community. It is hard to believe that

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By MARG WERDEN Christmas Tidbits Every year, I spend some time before Christmas going through several dozen Christmas books and magazines that I have looking for new decorating and recipe ideas. At the same time, I also find little tidbits that are sometimes useful and other times just interesting trivia that may or may not stick in my brain. Here are a few of them that you can use in either a practical way or as little bits to throw into a lagging conversation.

Natural air freshener Instead of using the chemical-laden manufactured air fresheners in containers that end up in the landfill, here is a natural air freshener that makes the house smell wonderful and can be disposed of in the compost pile: Mix 4 cups water with 2 tablespoons ground ginger, 1 tablespoon ground allspice, ½ cup ground cinnamon and 10 to 20 whole cloves in a pot; it will stain, so be careful which pot you use! Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer, adding water as necessary. Do not leave the pot unattended and do not allow the pot to simmer until dry. If you buy the spices at a store that sells in bulk – just when is The Bulk Barn coming to Simcoe??? – this is a very inexpensive air freshener and the house will have a very nice aroma. And it’s environmentally friendly!

Pulling Santa’s reindeer not a job for old males With the exception of Rudolph who, by virtue of his name must be a male, all of the other reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh may be female. Reindeer, which are known as caribou in North America, are the only deer species in which both sexes grow antlers. However, since adult males shed their antlers in the fall and since Santa’s reindeer all sport a good set of antlers, it stands to reason that they are females, or possibly adolescent males, both of which shed their antlers in the spring. Reindeer live in the Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America and Eurasia. Reindeer have unique hairs which trap air providing them with excellent insulation and keep them buoyant in the water. They are very strong swimmers and can move across wide rushing rivers.

Thanksgiving Jingle Bells The song “Jingle Bells” was originally composed to celebrate Thanksgiving, which in the United States is celebrated at the end of November and often marks the beginning of the holiday season. The song was written in 1857 by American songwriter James Pierpoint for his church choir in the Simpson Tavern in Medford, Massachusetts. The song was so popular at the Thanksgiving service that it was performed again during the Christmas services. According to the Medford Historical Society, the song was inspired by the town's popular sleigh


races during the 1800s. The word jingle in the title and opening phrase was apparently meant to be an imperative verb, as “jingle the bells!” In the winter in New England in pre-automobile days, it was common to adorn horses' harnesses with straps bearing bells as a way to avoid collisions at blind intersections, since a

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eeterville helps others this Christmas

By Dave Scott Kids… where would we be without them? They remind us about what is important. They keep us focused on helping others. They don’t let adult imposed obstacles stand in their way. Kids just know that we all need to help others… they do not care about all the grown up stuff that stands in the way… they discover a way to help. I find it funny… for kids, it is

instinctive to want to help… then we grow, make ridiculous rules and things seem to fall apart… leaving the next generation of kids to straighten it out. Perhaps we need to remember… watch our kids… listen to what they are saying… it is odd that as adults we like to complicate issues… but to a child the answer is simple and like always the right one. This past week I had the opportunity to visit Teeterville Public School

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and see what the students were up to. Of course they were doing their part this holiday season, helping in our community with a food drive, and helping the children in Attawapiskat, a community along the shores of James Bay with a winter clothing drive. For our own community the food donations were pouring in to help the Delhi and Waterford food banks. The students had organized a Halloween dance in which can goods were brought in. They also had classroom collections of canned goods brought by the student body. The kindergarten students along with grade eight students were going

from room to room collecting. The Teeterville Student Council stepped up and organized a clothing drive for kids in Attawapiskat who are struggling this time of year and need assistance. The student council sprang into action and in a week had collected an unbelievable amount of clothing, boots, coats, mittens, sweaters, hats and snowsuits to send north. See what I mean… no hesitation… just helping others… doing the right thing! To the students of Teeterville, ‘Thank you for setting a positive example for the rest of us to follow… well done!’

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