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SATURDAy, FEBRUARy 19, 2011
17 Church St. W., Elmira
Sledding with the dogs > STORY ON PG. 15
Group is already more than a quarter of the way to goal of building accessible play-park
fter only four months of fundraising, Kate’s Kause has already collected about one quarter of the money necessary for an accessible playground in Elmira. The foundation has raised $40,000 for the playground, and for Kelly and Jeremy Meissner, the hard work has been well worth it. Kate’s Kause is a charitable foundation named after the Meissners’ 20-month-
» JAMES JACKSON
RALLYING AROUND THE KAUSE Twenty-
month old Kate Meissner is the driving force behind Kate’s Kause, a charitable foundation started by her parents Kelly and Jeremy to raise funds to build an accessible playground in Woolwich. Having raised $40,000 already, next month they are holding a beneﬁt dance at Lions Hall to raise more for the $150,000 project.
> SEE TAXES ON PG. 02
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Kause to celebrate
Wellesley taxes to rise by 2.9% ellesley residents will see a 2.9-per-cent jump in the township portion of their property taxes in 2011, an increase of $15 on an average home assessed at $225,000. The smallest percentage of the tax bill – the region and school board account for the bulk of it – the township portion will amount to an average of $720 this year. The increase approved Tuesday night by Wellesley council was slightly smaller than the 3.4 per cent initially proposed. The budget passed after only two public meetings on the issue. Ward 4 Coun. Paul Hergott said the streamlined budgetary process was due to township staff having started work on the budget back in September. “Staff did a heck of a job coming in with something pretty close to what we had wanted. During the discussions, staff got together and we each cut something and got down to 2.9 (per cent). We were satisfied with that,” he said. The extra revenue for the township will cover rising costs due to in-
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old daughter, Kate, who was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome last summer. People with AS, or “Angels” as they are sometimes called, can have little or no verbal skills, poor gross and fine motor skills, and possible seizure and sleep disorders. “I’ve just recently gone back to work part-time, but in the fall I was at home with the kids (Kate and three-year-old son Jamieson) and once the
> SEE KATE ON PG. 04
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