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Peachlanders want a skate park in their community, but not everyone is entirely persuaded that Lambley Park is the best location, it was learned at last week’s skate park open house. About 50 people turned up for the open house hosted by the district and New Line Skateparks, the company contracted to build the park. While most of the residents who spoke up at the open house seemed in favour of a skate park downtown, there was much discussion about why Lambley Park was chosen over Cousins Park, the only other real contender
for the park’s location, since back in 2005 the council of the day preferred the opposite. “Finding a suitable location in Peachland is hugely challenging,” director of community services Cheryl Wiebe said. “We are challenged topographically with the mountainous areas and we have very few municipal assets that make the park possible.” Wiebe said back in the 2005 process, the Lambley Park site was ruled out because there was not considered to be safe access across the highway. Now, with the installation of the two lights on Highway 97 through Peachland coupled with the support of the RCMP, they feel it is a safe site worthy of consideration.
In his presentation at the meeting New Line Skateparks president and lead designer Kyle Dion said both sites have pluses and minuses. “You’ve got to weigh everything into consideration and make a decision,” Dion said. For residents wondering why Cousins Park is no longer the preferred site for the youth amenity, Wiebe said Cousins Park is already a tight site now with the primary school building being renovated for use again in addition to the ball diamond, community centre, and Fifty Plus Activity Centre. She also reminded residents that there was huge opposition to Cousins Park in 2005. In addition, building a skate park at CousContinued on page 2
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District issues water quality advisory The district has downgraded Peachland’s water quality from “good” to “fair” due to an increase in turbidity or concentration of dirt particles in the water supply. At present the water supply exceeds 1.0 NTU, though not by very much. As a result, the District of Peachland has issued a water advisory. When water quality is rated as “fair” Interior Health recommends the following groups seek additional drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice: • Children; • The elderly; • People with weakened immune systems; and • Anyone seeking additional protection.
Okanagan alpine motor vehicle regulation takes effect July 1
A new regulation to protect alpine areas in the Okanagan region will take effect on July 1, called the Okanagan alpine motor vehicle regulation. Under the new Wildlife Act regulation, the use of motor vehicles above 1,700 metres will be prohibited, except on existing roads and trails. Snowmobiles will be exempt. The regulation will apply to 11 per cent or 3,265 square kilometres, of the Okanagan’s alpine areas not already protected. The new regulation has the support of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C., the B.C. Trappers Association, the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association and B.C. Parks. Government officials say the new regulation will offer the ecosystems in sensitive alpine areas more protection from the negative impacts caused by off-road vehicles. Similar protections are in place in portions of the Thompson, Kootenay, Cariboo, Skeena, Omineca and Peace regions of the province.
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ins Park would compromise the use of the ball diamond and with the budget being about half or less of what it was in 2005, it wouldn’t be possible to build in the same features that would mitigate the associated safety risks. Wiebe said the area directly across from the community centre where the basketball courts are has been earmarked by council for future seniors housing, ruling that spot out. The area where the curling rink was designated to go is also being ruled out because the district may one day need to expand the community centre there, plus having a skate park tucked behind a building is not the best location, Wiebe said, citing Johnson Bentley in West Kelowna as an example. Wiebe also cited several other concerns about Cousins Park that did not weight in its favour, including the proximity to the walkway, which most youth would have to travel along to get to Cousins Park. “Since Centennial Way has come into play, I’ve had several concerns about skateboarders whizzing by the passive walkers. If we invite the skateboarders down here, we’re just going to have more issues. So why not decentralize it, take away the pressure point, have the natural flow, and provide opportunity for youth in another area of town?”
values in the area. “The studies that have been done have proven that five, six years later there has been no impact on property values,” Dion said. The only youth who spoke publicly at the meeting said he would prefer the Lambley Park location, and liked that it would be close to the A&W and other facilities at the mall. At the public meeting, Wiebe said that she had visited the site with both Dion and the RCMP and that both parties had recommended the area south of the tennis courts as being the best location. “The reason we’re leaning toward the south side is we had the crime prevention officer from the RCMP come and they looked at logical traffic flows and the best way to mitigate kids from jumping the highway and they felt that the south side was the best chance that the kids would use the crosswalk,” Wiebe told The View. “It also allows us more opportunity for future development of the park, be it for another tennis court, a sports court, cricket greens, or whatever.” The deadline to submit your feedback to the district is June 30. The results will be compiled and forwarded to council for their consideration in July.
Regional Board highlights Contributed Fiscal 2011 financial disclosure The regional board has received the 2011 report outlining remuneration and expenses for elected officials and their alternates along with 21 staff whose remuneration was greater than $75,000. In 2011, the remuneration and benefits of all regional district employees totaled just over $9.1 million, up $249,386 or 2.8 per cent from 2010. The report also outlines payments totaling over $29.3 million to 99 suppliers during 2011 for goods and services exceeding $25,000. Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw update The regional board has given second and third reading to proposed amendments to the Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 1195. The amendments are part of the annual review of the bylaw to ensure
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Wiebe asked. Some residents of San Clemente still had concerns about the Lambley Park location. Several residents mentioned vandalism has been an ongoing issue in the area and expressed concern that the instances might increase with the presence of a youth park. Dion said many of the concerns related to graffiti can be addressed through design, and cited the following strategies as examples that have been successful in other communities: • Lessen large vertical walls and integrate with landscaping; • Put a coat of material on the wall so it is easy to clean; • Use integral coloured concrete, concrete stamping and create different colours and textures to make the park look nice; • Include young people in the design process so there is a sense of ownership that this is their park; and • Whatever the graffiti policy is in the rest of the community should apply to the skate park. Dion said issues associated with noise could also be addressed through design through the use bushes, trees, burming, regulating the hours and things like that. One resident asked if a skate park could negatively impact property
it remains consistent with board policy and direction and that development trends are reflected. In addition, if adopted one amendment would allow applications for secondary suite designation, subject to certain regulations being met and approval by the regional board. Agricultural land exclusion referral The regional board supports an application made by Tolko Industries Limited to the Agricultural Land Commission to remove a one-hectare waterfront parcel from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). The application was referred to the regional board for its consideration and comment. The property is located along Westside Road, next to Bear Creek Provincial Park and has been used since the late ‘50s for various non-farm uses including log storage, sorting and boom yard activities. The
proposal does not conflict with the Regional District Agricultural Plan and as the property has poor agricultural soil capability is consistent with the agricultural policy of the Rural Westside Official Community Plan. May building statistics During May, development services approved 17 building permits for a construction projects valued at $1,461,818 in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas. That compares with 14 permits issued in May of 2011 for projects valued at $914,000. So far this year, 38 permits have been approved for construction projects valued at $3.3 million. During the first five months of last year, 63 construction projects received permits in the two electoral areas for a total value of just over $5 million.
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From the mayor’s desk: District energy systems Mayor Keith Fielding Commentary
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Highway 97 construction nearly complete at Ponderosa & 13th St. Joanne Layh Editor, Peachland View If travelling through Peachland at the construction speed of 60 km/h is getting you down, then you won’t have to wait much longer to drive the speed limit again. That’s because work on Highway 97 at the intersection of Ponderosa and 13th Street is almost at an end. While it looks like the project is still far from complete, director of operations Doug Allin says the majority of the work should wrap up in the next 10 days. If all goes as planned, on July 12 the district will throw the switch on the new intersection and those construction speed highway signs should soon come down. Allin says that over the next week or
so crews should complete the following: • The final lift of paving of the deceleration lane of the highway coming towards Ponderosa; • The paving on Ponderosa up to the first corner; • Milling and paving on Princeton; • Installing the curbs and gutters; • Installing the sidewalk on Ponderosa and the last piece of sidewalk on the 13th Street side; • Installing some trees along 13th Street; • Installing the irrigation; and • Installing and activating the light at the intersection. The project was paid for by Treegroup to improve access to their development on Ponderosa Drive.
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Mayor Keith Fielding tinuing return on investment – a reality that makes many single home domestic applications problematic at this time. However, on a district scale the economics are different and in Peachland we have some interesting natural assets: significant amounts of sunshine; rapid water flows from Trepanier Creek and Deep Creek; the lake at our doorstep; wind power potential; and yard waste for biomass, all combined with much new development. There is, in addition, another possible source of energy should a recently proposed water master plan option prove to be viable. Currently, our water master plan calls for the
creation of a $14 million water treatment plant - a measure that is necessary to meet the stringent water quality standards established by health authority legislation. However, if as is now being examined, we were to pipe our drinking water directly from Peachland Lake (rather than allow it to flow above ground prior to chlorination and distribution) then, such pipe-protected water can discharge to an ultra-violet treatment facility, possibly achieving the required water quality standards at a much lower cost than through building a water filtration plant. The viability of the piped water option is currently being investigated, and while the option is of interest in its own right, the captured pipe water may well provide yet another possible source for generation of hydroelectric power. Given all of these possibilities, it is important that we have a solid understanding of the potential for a community energy generation and a strategy for future development. Community representatives serving on the Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Change are engaged with all aspects of the renewable energy opportunities study and we look forward to reporting further on the results of the project when the contract has been issued and the work completed. I am always pleased to respond to questions, ideas, and comments from residents and can be reached by email at: m ayo r @ p e a c h l a n d . c a
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Readers may have noticed a District of Peachland advertisement in this paper calling for proposals from qualified consultants to carry out a renewable energy opportunities study. This study, fully funded by a $36,000 gas tax grant from the province, will provide a high-level overview of the scope we have in Peachland for producing renewable energy through technology investment and/or by exploiting opportunities for effective design of energy supply systems in new and existing developments. There are three separate but related questions that the study will address: is it economically feasible for Peachland to generate power from renewable energy sources so as to i) reduce the cost of acquiring energy; ii) generate revenue from the sale of district energy; and iii) reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy sources include hydroelectric generation, solar power, wind power, biomass furnace systems and geothermal technology. Many municipalities in B.C. and elsewhere in Canada are exploring, or have implemented, district energy systems, utilizing renewable energy resources available to them. For example, the town of Okotoks in Alberta has a large segment of the community where solar power is used to generate and store energy during summer months for later use in winter for home heating. Closer to home, the
District of Lake Country generates electricity from a hydroelectric plant and sells the energy to BC Hydro creating revenue in excess of $200,000 per year. In Sweden and in other parts of Europe, whole cities are supplied by energy derived from renewable sources. So, what are the possibilities in Peachland? It perhaps goes without saying that renewable energy systems only make sense if there is an early and con-
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ownton Abbey has risen to worldwide acclaim. Seems people are saying it’s the best show on TV these days. I have to agree. Several folks petitioned the video store to order it in and when they did, it flew off the shelves. The staff there let me have first crack at it and once I had watched seasons one and two I started over again deciding that there truly was nothing better on TV. I then ordered season one for my father for Father’s Day and my mother, whom is certainly no English lover even though she’s married to one, had to agree she liked it very much as well. The show begins with the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and the heir to an English castle has drowned. Now the lord of the castle must scour his ancestry for another male heir and the show carries on. The show is actually filmed at Highclere Castle in England and the real chatelaine of the house isn’t much older than I am. In season two the series takes us into World War I. I know just about nothing about both world wars. My grandfather was a machine gunner in the First World War and I recall my older sister telling me he didn’t talk much about that war to her except the one thing he did mention was the awful sound of the horses in the night. I imagine him in the bunker listening to them without any help coming in their dying moments filled with fear and pain. I’m not one much for attending in person Remembrance Day parades. I have been to several over the years and no matter what town I live in, I stand by the side of the road in tears. Most of the veterans in Peachland are strangers to me. I didn’t grow up knowing them or their children and to see my own father, a veteran in a Remembrance Day parade would reduce me to tears tenfold. Downton Abbey did one very important thing for me – it taught me truly what that war was like in the trenches and on the front lines. The filming of the war scenarios is so well documented with officers and soldiers having their cuppa in the bunkers as the earth above them shakes and crumbles brought the reality of the destruction up to my throat. These men were scared beyond belief and it shows. You can feel their fright, literally. After watching this series and especially the segments about the war I know one thing. I will never miss attending in person another Remembrance Day parade as long as live, no matter which town I live in. Susan Valentine
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In 1938 this was the interior view of the Peachland General Store, built in 1908. It has undergone many changes in the last few years and the biggest is yet to come. It was the Chinese Laundry Restaurant for 23 years and recently the Aegean Grill. Now empty, it will soon be demolished, along with the Edgewater Hotel to make way for a new building. At the time this was taken it was owned by the Clements family, thus the naming of Clements Crescent. . Photo courtesy Peachland Historic Society
Human health concerns should take precedence over pretty lawns The B.C. special committee on cosmetic pesticides released its report in May, which contained 17 recommendations to the government. Although these recommendations did not include an outright ban on lawn and garden pesticides, it’s important to note that the B.C. government has not made a decision (and the special committee itself did not have consensus in arriving at these recommendations). It’s also noteworthy that of the 7,300 e-questionnaires submitted by British Columbians during the committee’s e-consultation, almost 5,000 supported a ban on the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides. The Canadian Cancer Society maintains that health should take precedence over lawns. It’s important to note that pesticide registration by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada does not mean that a pesticide is safe or without risk. When the PMRA registers a pesticide it means that risk to both human health and the environment is minimized—but not eliminated—if
the product is used for its intended purpose and according to label directions. In its assessments, the PMRA does not differentiate between cosmetic use and non-cosmetic use. While a definitive cause and effect relationship between pesticides and cancer has not been established, the Canadian Cancer Society is very concerned about the growing body of evidence suggesting pesticides may increase the risk of several types of cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, prostate, kidney and lung cancers. Studies on pesticides and childhood cancer also show a possible connection with leukemia, brain tumours and nonHodgkin lymphoma. Enough is known to be prudent and prevent exposure, especially when the use of these chemicals is unnecessary, exposure to them is irreversible and there are effective alternatives and practices. The Canadian Cancer Society is not alone in its concern. This week, the Ontario College of Family Physicians issued a statement strongly
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recommending that the public reduce their exposure to pesticides, based on the findings of their second comprehensive review. Their review demonstrates that children are particularly vulnerable and shows associations between pesticides and various neurological and respiratory diseases, and reproductive problems. Prohibiting the use of cosmetic pesticides is both responsible and respectful of the state of the scientific evidence. We thank the 40 municipalities throughout B.C. who have shown leadership by adopting cosmetic pesticide by-laws, and we hope B.C. municipalities will continue to adopt cosmetic pesticide bylaws. For our part, we will continue to urge the B.C. government to pass strong province-wide cosmetic pesticide legislation. Through action, information and policies we can take steps to reduce the risk of cancer and promote health. Patti Moore, Team Leader, Health Promotion, Canadian Cancer Society, Southern Interior Region
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Make new downtown buildings pioneer-era On page two of the June 15, 2012 issue of the Peachland View appears a column headed, “Public hearings attract full house”. The hearing, which was held on Wednesday, June 13, included rezoning of the Edgewater Inn property to make way for a new TNI building. The front page of the March 2, 2012 issue of The View indicates the building will cover two sites – the Edgewater Inn and adjacent building at 5818 Beach Avenue. The plan is for a 40,000 square foot building. It is commendable that TNI takes on this task. Both the Edgewater Inn and the adjacent building are very old and call for
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replacement. The first groundbreaking of the hotel was for pioneer and founding father, J.M. Robinson’s own home in 1897. No historical value remains of the hotel. On Highway 97, at the north and south entrances to Peachland are signs welcoming all to “Historic Peachland.” As with most communities, Peachland has a lively history, and as in many communities Peachlanders have struggled to preserve that history and their historical buildings. Our downtown area is bracketed by two historical buildings – the eightsided Baptist Church (circa 1910), now
Eat your peas, Billy Please accept my condolences in the passing of your soul mate and go to guy, Bill Teed who passed away this past May. It seems he had a full and meaningful life and will be sadly missed by all. Bill and I ate at his parents’ and brother Brian’s kitchen table for dinner a very long time ago. We were all kids in junior and senior high school. While I was chasing fresh garden peas, Bill was poking his peas one at a time and send-
ing them off on various journeys, or so it seemed. What made this so much fun, and the memory of it such a joy, was the family bird beside the table. He repeatedly scorned, “Eat your peas, Billy. Eat your peas.” May your memories of Bill bring you a measure of comfort and peace at this difficult time. Hazel Leveroni, Concord, CA
the Peachland Museum, and the primary school building (circa 1908). Within these brackets are other respected historic buildings – the first school (circa 1898) that became the first Anglican Church and is now the Peachland Little Schoolhouse, an active event centre, as well as the United Church (circa 1911). To preserve “Historic Peachland” it is strongly suggested that the replacement building(s) be designed to become the new anchor for a town with immense potential as a one-of-a-kind jewel in British Columbia. This approach is seen in smaller communities in the Pacific Northwest at: Chemainus (murals), Barkerville (gold rush), Steveston (fishing), Fort Langley (HBC trading post), Kimberly (Bavarian), Winthrop, WA, USA (western) and Leavenworth, WA, USA (Bavarian). The list could go on. Peachland citizens have suggested themes for this town as diverse as western, Mediterranean, beach, and European. To make Peachland stand out and conform to the “Welcome to Historic
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Many areas in the interior of BC have hard water. Lime scale deposits, caused by high calcium content in the water, cause not only hard to clean stains on shower doors, glass ware and other surfaces but it also wreaks havoc on dishwashers, laundry machines and the heating elements in boilers. As local plumber Melvin Witter explains “Due to hard water, taps often need to be replaced once a year and hot water tanks can sometime only last 3-4 years as well.” The loss in energy efficiency is significant and cost associated with the replacement of a broken boiler heating element can be a tough pill to swallow. Traditional water softeners are not only expensive, but they use electricity and require constant refills of salt. Due to the high sodium content of softened water it is not recommended for drinking, which means that additional costs are often incurred purchasing bottled water. Reverse osmosis systems are also a costly affair. Recently a BC family decided to bring a proven European water technology to the Canadian marketplace. Best Water For You, based in Keremeos, BC distributes devices that can effectively solve the lime scale problem without the negative side effects of traditional water softeners.
“This is a product that is almost maintenance free” says Gloria Fedirchuck who installed a device in her Osoyoos home. “No more bags of salt etc. It is also a very “small” piece of equipment - no more large water softener that takes up space. Best of all it gets rid of the lime scale - clears shower doors, clears wine glasses, and provides nearly ‘smooth’ sinks - i.e. there is very little lime residue to clean up. Showering is a delight - skin, hair feels smooth, soft and nice to touch - without creams and conditioners.” Other areas of application for water vitalization include hot tubs, pools and natural ponds. Here the technology can dramatically reduce the amount of chemicals needed to maintain water quality. In natural ponds water quality also improves while foul odours and algae growth are diminished. These water vitalization devices are a natural and green technology solution to a common problem in the Okanagan and will surely attract attention. They not only address the lime scale problem but offer several other benefits such as improved taste. You can find more information online at www.bestwater.ca or by calling 1-855-499-8892.
Peachland” signs it would be most practical to embrace what we already have - turn of the century 1900’s buildings and facades, as are found in our existing historic/heritage buildings. This would embrace Peachland’s birth date of January 1, 1909, when it became a municipality. The TNI Edgewater Inn design does not conform to the recommendations of the comprehensive study done in 1986 by Urban Systems, the consulting planners and engineers or in the 2011 Sustainable Downtown Peachland Plan. The façade of the proposed TNI development does not complement the notion of historic Peachland. To erect the TNI building as proposed would begin the demise of historic Peachland. Encouraged by the vision of Peachlanders, hopefully the TNI group will build a beautiful period 1900’s façade and we will have something to celebrate during Heritage Week in coming years. M.R. Henderson, Peachland
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Your Guide to Local Activities and Events SUNDAYS
Jerry Dober Breakfast, 8am, Peachland Wellness Centre
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre
Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre
Peachland United Service, 10am, United Church
Tai Chi, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Peachland Toastmasters, 12pm, Peachland Community Centre
Crystal Waters Service, 10am, Little Schoolhouse St. Margaret’s Anglican Church Worship, 10am, St. Margaret’s Anglican Church
Needle Arts, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Tween Scene, 3-5pm, 4th Street Place Peachland Guides 5:15pm, Peachland Rec Centre.
Emmanuel Church Workship Service, 10am, Peachland Elementary School
Peachland Sparks (girls 5-6), 5:30pm, Peachland Recreation Centre
Peachland Baptist Service, 11am, 4204 Lake Ave.
Wood Carvers, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre
AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre (2nd & 4th week of the month only) BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Teen Drop-In, 4-6:30pm, Westside Youth Centre *text 250-859-3893 for a ride.
Aerobics, 9:30am, 50+ Activity Centre
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 10am continued level, Heritage Park for June - August.
Chess, 1:15pm, 50+ Activity Centre Yoga, 1:30pm, 50+ Activity Centre CentralOkanagan Model Railway Company Group, 7pm, Peachland Museum Peachland Baptist Church Gym Night, 7pm, Peachland Community Centre
Bereavement, 10am, Peachland Wellness Centre Iron and Silk Exercise, 11am, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Rotary Club Meeting, 12pm, Gasthaus Pub AA, 12pm, 50+ Activity Centre
Tai Chi (Wellness Centre), 6pm, Heritage Park.
Meat Draw, 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Bridge, 7pm, 50+ Activity Centre.
Peachland Brownies (girls 7-8), 5:30pm, Anglican Church
Meat Draw, 2pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
FRIDAYS Yoga, 10:30am, 50+ Activity Centre Art Class, 1pm, 50+ Activity Centre Ladies Snooker, 5pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
SATURDAYS Carpet Bowling, 10am, 50+ Activity Centre Meat Draw, 3pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69
Papa Thom LIVE, 6-9pm, Waterfront Grill. Potluck, Meeting, or Entertainment, 6pm, 50+ Activity Centre (4th week of the month only)
Bingo, 6:45pm, 50+ Activity Centre Peachland Pathfinders and Rangers (girls 12-17), 7pm, Anglican Church
Celebrate Canada Day! 8:30 Peachland Beach Run; 7-11am pancake breakfast at 50+; 8-11am more pancakes at community centre; 11:30am Variety Singers in Concert; 11am face painting; 12pm Canada Day ceremony and cake-cutting; 5pm Canada Day parade; 9:30pm Go Batty on Canada Day; 10:30pm fireworks! For more details see the district’s Canada ad on page 10 of this issue.
Summer Art Program, 11am-4pm, Peachland Little Schoolhouse. This week features artists Stella Tessier and Karen Andrews.
Summer Art Program, 11am-4pm, Peachland Little Schoolhouse. This week features artists Stella Tessier and Karen Andrews.
Summer Art Program, 11am-4pm, Peachland Little Schoolhouse. This week features artists Stella Tessier and Karen Andrews.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Beach Party! 1-4pm, Swim Bay. Hang out for the afternoon. Free snacks and activities Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Watercolour Magic, 10-11am, Peachland Library. Watercolour Magic – with Kendra Dixon, Children’s Illustrator (class size limit; 30).
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS Road Hockey and Beachside Barbecue, 5-7pm, meet at the basketball courts.
Summer Storytime in the Park, 10am, lawn near playground at Mission Creek Regional Park. Nature stories, songs, mini nature walk for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers. Every Wed. in July & Aug. Participation by donation.
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Learn how the Legion contributes to Peachland Meet some of those that have received help from the Legion Celebrating 85 years of community service
The Government of B.C. has Proclaimed June 24th – June 30th 2012 to be:
LEGION WEEK Join us and our Legion members for an afternoon of Member Appreciation at a Legion Open House on Saturday, June 30 – noon to 5 pm. Food • Entertainment • Special Guests • Prizes The Legion enjoys an actively engaged, strong membership and offers a comprehensive member benefits program for Legion members. The following excellent businesses offer products and services to legion members - often with discounts or extra benefits. Accent Inns
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“I know the Legion gives a lot of support for many causes, so I support the Legion” - John W “The meat draws are such a win/win opportunity to help the community and have fun” - Pelma H. “It was the best thing to happen to me when I came to Peachland” - Jean S. “It’s my Legion” - Deb S. “A comfortable place to visit with friends” - Bob M. “I enjoy the snooker” - Barrie H. “People there care about the community” - Jim L.
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SPORTS & RECREATION
Women raise over $15,000 for breast cancer research
Big E’s Brewsers take the finals!
Last week 84 women raised just over $15,000 for breast cancer research by zipping naked at ZipZone Naked 100, a fundraiser hosted by ZipZone. Most of the women were local, but there were a few from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and other communities in B.C. The event was free for all participants, provided each of them raised a minimum of $100. “We raised $15,016 for breast cancer
research today. It’s absolutely fantastic. I’m so proud of the girls. They’re out here having fun and raising money for charity...We’ve had lots of fun and we’re going to keep doing it,” ZipZone president Kevin Bennett told The View. Bennett promises a “bigger and better” event next year. Last year eight women from the SS Rodeo roller derby team raised $1,500.
Trophy goes to the Brewsers Rain or shine, the Peachland Mixed Slo Pitch League held their 2012 tournament down at Cousins Park last weekend with lots of fun, baseball, hotdogs, music and team spirit! In the ten-team double knock out tournament, the final game was an exciting nail-biter between Big E’s Brewsers and The Warriors (Effective Printing Inc.). With a tie-breaking run in the bottom of the seventh, the Brewsers, headed by Eric Menconi (above), took the win 7 - 6. It was the Warriors’ fifth appearance in the final in nine years, with four previous wins. This year was The Brewsers’ first appearance in the final and more are expected for the future. Way to go Big E’s Brewsers! Pamela Highstead photos
Joanne Layh photos
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Peachy People: Gail Thiesmann Why did you choose to live in this town? 35 years ago we wanted to move away from busy crowded Richmond so we could live in the countryside! What has been your crowning achievement? Being the mother of my three wonderful children. What would make Peachland a nicer community? I would love to see more young families and children with the infrastructure that supports youth. Do you have a goal in life? I like to look for the positive aspects about everyone and everything with whom I am involved and to enjoy each and every day to the fullest. If you had one super power, what would it be? I would like to be able to speak all the languages in the world! If you won the $50 million max lottery, what would you do with the money? I would pay off my childrenâ€™sâ€™ mortgages, help some friends with debts, buy lakeshore property and get lots of animals. Then I would donate money toward scientific research like forest insect control. If you were the mayor of Peachland, what would you do? I canâ€™t imagine myself in that position, but I would continue to beautify our town and preserve our natural resources. I would also encourage young people to run for council to ensure a good mix of ages and ideas. If you were a fly, which wall in town would you like to inhabit? When I retire, I would like to be on the Kindergarten classroom wall at Peachland Elementary School to see and hear all the cute, wonderful things hap-
pening with the children there. If you could fast forward the District of Peachland by 50 years, what can you visualize? An indoor sports centre with an ice rink and swimming pool. What do you do in your spare time? I like to visit our children, grandchildren, and parents, as well as garden, hike, ride my horse, work out at the gym, do adventurous things like ziplining and read, read, read. What community issues need the most attention? Preserving our beautiful beaches, surrounding forests and water sources. What would be your ideal job? I already have my ideal job as a schoolteacher. I look forward to going to work every day to interact with all those eager students. What is your greatest extravagance? Buying a new trailer for our retirement travels. When and where were you happiest? In Peachland, when I was a young mother with growing children. Which talent would you most like to have? I would love to be able to write successful childrenâ€™s books as well as do the illustrations. What is your favourite music? At the moment it is songs by First Aid Kit from Sweden, especially When I Grow Up I want to be a Forester. What is your favourite book? One of my thousands of favourites is We the Living by Ayn Rand. I know it is hokey but I canâ€™t forget reading it as an idealistic teenager. What is your favourite meal? Unfortunately, anything with sugar in it!
Rotary treats seniors to memorable bus tour
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Earlier this month, 49 seniors participated in the 11th annual Rotary bus trip. The bus carrying a full complement of Peachland seniors headed out for an enjoyable daylong excursion to the North Okanagan. The weather was certainly a question mark with heavy rain forecast throughout the day but the weather gods understood the occasion and at each of the outside stops in Enderby, Vernon and Lake Country the clouds parted and they saw the sun. With time for sightseeing, shopping, cake-cutting, the dreaded sing-song, and a few jokes thrown in, all arrived back at the community centre just before 5 p.m. Contributed photo
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Okanagan Stay & Play Joanne Layh Editor, Peachland View There are plenty of good reasons to stay in the Okanagan this summer, and great outdoor live music is just one of them. There are a few great festivals only a half-hour drive or less from Peachland well worth checking out. As well, this week the Peachland Rotary Club announced the line up of their music in the park series that will take place at the Rotary Pavilion. The rotary events are free – just bring your picnic blanket. The concert schedule is as follows: • July 8: Robert Fine and the Dream Band; • July 15: Violin Trio; • July 22: Manfred’s Guitar; • July 29: The Trappers; • August 12: KV Brakeman; and • August 19: West African Drumming. For many, summer has become synonymous with music festivals and there are a growing number of festivals that will take place at or close to home. For a comprehensive guide to festivals in B.C., Alberta, and beyond, pick up a copy of the B.C. Musician Magazine Ultimate Summer Festival Guide, found all around the province and into Alberta. Meanwhile, here are just a few festivals you might want to check out: Keloha Music & Arts Festival July 6-8 Waterfront Park, Kelowna
Keloha Music & Arts Festival has an incredible line up for a first-time festival. The line up includes 26 of the greatest bands in indie, alternative, folk, pop and rock music, including Grafﬁti6, Shout Out Out Out, Tokyo Police Club, Dan Mangan, The Sheepdogs, AWOLNATION, Said the Whale, Hey Ocean, local stars We Are The City, and many more. Dancin’ Barefoot July 14 Cousins Park, Peachland Kenny Shields and Streetheart will headline this Peachland festival. The one-day event will include a teen talent competition in the afternoon. In previous years the organizers had a “no in and out” policy after 7 p.m. that many will be happy to see go this year. All you need to get back in is a wristband. Admission to the teen talent competition portion of the event will be free. Tickets are $25 ($35 after July 1) and are available at the Peachland Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www. dancinbarefoot.com Rock the Peach July 27-29 Kings Park, Penticton The line up for this festival includes Glass Tiger, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Collective Soul. Ticket prices vary; see rockthepeach.ca.
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Annual Auction Fundraiser, Saturday July 7th, 2012 at the Centre of Excellence, Okanagan College, 583 Duncan Ave. West, Penticton Tickets are limited. Purchase in advance at the Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way. (250) 493-2928 | firstname.lastname@example.org | pentictonartgallery.com doors open @ 6pm $75 Members | $85 Non-Members
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For Rent 1 bdrm bsmt suite, furnished, Peachland, newly renovated, private entrance, shared laundry, N/S, N/P, $750 including cable, wireless internet, utilities. Suitable for single person. Call 250-317-2593
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Roof Rite New, re-roofs and repairs, moss removal & prevention, eavestrough cleaning, shingles, shakes & concrete roof tiles. Todd Smith, 250-767-6603 or 250-718-0641. Worksafe BC Insured.
For Rent 1 bdrm suite, ground level, private entrance & patio, full kitchen & laundry, Sat. TV, utilities, parking & storage all included, pet negotiable, N/S. $850/month. Call 250317-0053
FOR SALE For Sale One TKO boxing stand with bag and speed bag attached. Includes boxing gloves and focus mitts. $199. Call 250-768-1001 For Sale Grayco Contempo highchair $50; Evenflo Comfort Fold stroller $50; 3 in 1 Eddie Bauer car seat $100. All items new condition, used 3 times. Call 250-767-6742
Free Kittens, ready to go July, litter trained. Call Nicole, 250-718-3230
Garage Sale 6346 Topham Place, Peachland Fri. & Sat., June 29 & 30 8am - Noon Toys, books, t-shirts, movies, windsurfer, and more
Garage Sale 6520 Sherburn Road 8am - 4pm Various household items, clothing & more
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LOST & FOUND Found Cat found, tortoise shell with white chest and paws. Collar with meow on it. Princeton area. Call 250767-9244
Found Parakeet/Parrot found. Call 250767-9036 to describe and claim.
Yoga Yoga Fit at Davis Cove Resort. Mon/Wed/Sat, 9 - 10am, weather permitting. $10 drop-in. www.motionworksfitnesskelowna.com Renosense Home Repair Ltd. Renovations including dry walling, textured ceilings, etc., decks, tilSparrowhead Music
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Painting Services Residential or commercial, New construction or repaint. Interior or exterior. Call G. C. Contracting for a free estimate. 250-767-2701
Peachland Farmers & Crafters Market
Cleaning Services Cabins to Castles. Great cleaning, no hassles, house keeping, yard work, move-ins and move-outs,
Heritage Park on Beach Avenue, Peachland Sundays 10AM to 2PM May 27 to Sept. 30 Info: Market Manager 250-317-0407
Alcoholics Anonymous Peachland Fellowship
Meets Monday at 7 p.m. (closed meeting) and Friday at 8 p.m. (open meeting).
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Missing since Saturday, June 16 Sammie is a 2 year old neutered male chocolate point Siamese cat with big blue eyes, no collar or tattoo, missing near the lights at Princeton Avenue, Peachland
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HELLER, Irvin Otto Passed away on June 18, 2012 at the age of 81. Survived by three sons: Dwayne (Jackie) of West Kelowna, Leslie (Margo) of Mission, BC, Christian (Heather) of Westbank, BC; four grandchildren: Katelyn, Kristen, Hannah and Chase; two sisters: Linda Taylor of Wetaskiwin, AB and Irene Leidenius (Onni) of Ponoka, AB. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 6th at 1:00 pm at the Peachland Community Centre, 4450 -6th Street, Peachland, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital, www.bcchf.ca. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
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Thank You Amy & Rick Berry would like to say thank-you to everyone who attended their wedding Saturday, June 16. A special thank-you to Murray, Mark, Jeff, Tina, Gwendolyn, Tony and Pickles for all their hard work, love and support. Also to Cherie & Nancy of the Blind Angler who did the catering and Geoff for emceeing.
GLASS DEPOT The District of Peachland has arranged for a Glass Recycling Bin to be placed at the Public Works Yard at 5379 Princeton Avenue. The bin arrived Monday June 18th. The Glass Bin will be ONLY for glass jars and bottles (all colours, emptied and rinsed). Not accepted into the Glass Bin are: cookware, drinking glasses, windows, mirrors or china. Please note this is for glass only . No other recyclables will be accepted. The Public Works yard is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm and is located 5 km up Princeton Avenue from Hwy 97. This new glass depot is closer than going to West Kelowna, saving residents gas and energy.
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Moorage Available in Peachland Available for the season at Pentowna Marina for the season, moorage for a maximum 20’ boat including swim grid. $2,000. for the season. Call Nicky, 250-7676464.
Wanted Deer hunting rifle and pump or semi-auto .22 rifle. Call evenings 250-767-6740
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Food for the Soul: We are never alone on the journey of life Rev. Elaine Diggle Peachland United Church Special to the Peachland View
High water levels These trees normally live on land but are now partially submerged due to unusually high water levels in Okanagan Lake. Joanne Layh photo
Beware of brilliant ideas - they should be strangled at conception. Sometimes we have these ideas that seem so good when we conceive them, even exciting and fun, and if we don’t execute them immediately they can over a period of time seem not quite so brilliant as they did in that first flush of enthusiasm. Last year, when my youngest child announced the date of his graduation from law school, I thought, “Wow, I haven’t had an adventure for a few years. I must offer to drive myself across to Toronto, attend the graduation, hire a U-Haul trailer, help my son pack it with his mo-
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torbike and things and spend five days driving him back to Calgary so we can have some good mother and son time.” The idea seemed good right up until the week before leaving the Okanagan, at which time I began to wonder if there were rocks in my head. The second day out when driving across the prairies, rocks in the head were a possibility. On the fourth day, between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie, the prospect of visiting an Amethyst Mine coupled with giving my new geological hammer a workout on a road cutting, the rocks were in the car rather than my head; life was looking up. It took two days to drive around the north of Lake Superior and down to
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Toronto, and I must commend the road makers for producing such a variety of amazing rock cuttings through chunks of the Canadian Shield. They are truly stunning. I cannot remember them on my last two drives across the country, back in 1967 and 1973. The brilliant idea was worth it after all just to see the rocks! The second day after arrival, my son graduated, and the following day we picked up the trailer and attempted to securely tie down the motorbike for the trip back. Lets just say that this was successfully accomplished (accompanied by one or two expletives) mid-morning the following day, and we left just after noon on the trek. This part of the trip was not quite as simple as I had airily considered in my early thoughts. Pulling a heavily laden trailer with an equally packed car is not the same as solo driving with one suitcase! And that wonderful concept of mother-son bonding…well, don’t ever give it a thought – son number two was almost left at the side of the road with the laden trailer while I drove off into the sunset on day two. Almost, but not. By now many of you will be thinking that you are reading the wrong column. Is this a travelogue? No. But I did have time for thinking on this journey, and despite some discomforts (black flies are ferocious little beas-
ties and finding a place to stay at 10 p.m. doesn’t always bring up the best hostelries) I couldn’t help but think of some of the early apostles and disciples as they headed off into the unknown on trips probably approaching and sometimes exceeding my 9,000 km round trip. There was, of course, the apostle Paul, an intrepid traveller who finally ended up in Rome, where he was joined by Peter and many other early people of the way who left Jerusalem. Then there was James, who some believe travelled as far as the Atlantic coast of Spain, and Phillip who is believed to have reached parts of India. Now 2,000 years ago this was no mean feat, but all were propelled forward by a burning desire to share the good news of God’s love for us and the need to live our lives in that love. Their brilliant new understanding of how we need to live in relationship with our Creator was not a cakewalk either. But faith and hope and love kept them on their journeys to the ends of their days and to the completion of the task set before them. May we also make our life journey with hope, faith when the going is rough, love for those we journey with and joy in the knowledge that we are truly loved and loveable, and we are never alone on this most exciting journey. May it be so.
Your Guide to Local Churches St. Margaret’s Anglican Church
Peachland United Church 4421 4th Street
Grace Lutheran Church 1162 Hudson Road West Kelowna, B.C. 250-769-5685
Vacation Bible School
9 am - Prayer
July 3 - 6, 9am - noon Age 2 through grade 6 Join us on, The Adventure’s of Paul Registration forms on website
Sunday Services New Contemporary Worship Service 9 a.m.
Traditional Worship Service 10:30 a.m. www.gracelutherankelowna.com
9:30 am - Coffee & Friends 10 am - Service Children are welcome! Connecting you to the Glory of God at the Little School House on Brandon Lane
Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays - 9:30 a.m. Office Hours 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday
Lyn Stewart 250-767-6211 or John Miller 250-767-9270
July 1st - Join us as we host the Canada Day pancake breakfast at the Peachland Community Center. No church service at Peachland Elementary. July 8th - Sept. 2 - We will join with our West Kelowna campus for the 10:00am service each week at 2600 Hebert Rd. West Kelowna.
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Peachland Baptist Church “Free Treasure Hunt Day Camp”
Peachland Baptist Church For: children Kindergarten to grade 6 July 10-12, 9am-noon To register call Pastor John at 250-767-9232 Office Hours - Tue, Wed, Thur 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hall rental contact Doreen 250-767-2132 Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. Rev. Elaine Diggle
Bible Classes - 9:45 a.m. Church Services - 11 a.m.
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COMMUNITY | DIVERSIONS
Preschool graduation Miss Bieska’s pre-school class of 17 students gave an entertaining performance for their parents at their graduation ceremony last week. Joanne Layh photo
Chamber welcomes new members Janet Hornseth Special to the Peachland View The chamber would like to welcome to the following new members: the bistro 5872 Beach Avenue, Peachland. Phone 250-767-0014. Peachland’s newest restaurant is receiving rave reviews. Owners Dick and Vanessa de Boer bring passion for great food as well as many years of experience in the hospitality industry. Chef Derek Stanbrook brings his own gourmet twist to the Mediterranean inspired menu, showcasing the best of our region’s food, wine and beers. With its stunning location looking out over Okanagan Lake, the bistro is open seven days a week. Inspired Eyes Creative Eyewear 3784 Wetton Road, West Kelowna. Phone 778-754-5900. Lana Belvis, a licensed optician with over 20 years experience, brings to her clients an exclusive mobile service. She delivers excep-
tional eye styles and expert vision care to Peachland, West Kelowna and Kelowna. Be sure to check out her website at www.inspiredeyes. ca. Orchard Construction Ltd. Phone 250-448-6424 or visit www. orchardconstruction.ca With 20 years of experience, Orchard Construction Ltd. provides first class commercial general contracting and construction management services. Orchard Construction builds a diverse range of project types, including new construction and renovation, and everything from public facilities to offices, industrial, health care, restaurants and all varieties of tenant improvements. B & B and Boutique hotel operators Email managementready.mr@ gmail.com or phone 250-470-7089. Need a reprieve during the high tourist season? Carol Chapman, owner of Management Ready, offers management relief with over 20 years experience in hospitality
and cross-cultural culinary experience. Her tax-deductible service allows continuity in your income and client base. Karen M. Andrews Visit www.flickr.com/photos/ karen_m_andrews or phone 250212-7966. Andrews is a photographer-artist who turns a photograph into a textured painting on canvas. Her work is hanging in several venues in Westbank and Kelowna and she is excited to broaden her boundaries to hang on the walls of Peachland, which is truly a centre of the arts. Andrews’ area of expertise is mainly close-up photography as well as digital abstracts and landscapes. Save the date! The 4th annual Peachland Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at Two Eagles Golf Course will take place on Monday, August 20. As this is typically a sold-out event, you can pre-register at the chamber office by calling 250-767-2455 or emailing jhornseth@peachlandchamber. bc.ca
CLUES ACROSS 1. Total 4. Parts per million 7. A Dalton (Physics) 10. Acid causing gout 12. Grad 14. Yes (Arabic) 15. Pallas’scat 17. Tonight’s host 18. Isinglass 19. Frogs, toads, tree toads 20. Solemnly renounce 22. Billiards stick 23. Twin City university 25. Cause to be beloved 28. Illuminated by stars 31. Scratch 32. Skullcap 33. Iron Chancellor Von Bismarck 34. Two things coming together 38. One who imitates another 40. Mistake 41. A shade of a color 42. Evening parties 45. The first canonical hour 48. Examines animals 49. Fed 51. One who left a dangerous place 54. Fragrant iris rootstock 56. Nothing more than specified 58. Indigo 59. ____ off: dismisses (Br. slang) 60. Own (Scottish) 61. Deep, slimy soil 62. W. African language 63. Office of Urban Development 64. Largest English dictionary (abbr.) 65. Grassland, meadow
CLUES DOWN 1. The genus Rhus 2. The 7th planet 3. 17th century courtance 4. Hill site of Rome’s 1st settlement 5. One of the common people 6. Saccharum bengalense 7. Liquorice-flavored liqueur 8. A waterproof raincoat 9. Actress Thurman 11. An inferior dog 13. A disdainful grimace 16. Actress Bacall 18. Moderate to inferior in quality 21. Atomic #86 24. Queen’s Gambit defense 26. Behave in a certain manner 27. The 17th Greek letter 29. Not achieving a purpose 30. Rubber wheels (Br. var.) 34. Centrally placed 35. Showed submission or fear 36. One of the Greats 37. “Honeymooners” neighbor Ed 38. Money-dispensing machine 39. Actress Zadora 43. Outpouring of gossip 44. Smother 46. Sodium 47. Fraudulent scheme 50. Short literary composition 52. Freshwater mussels 53. Ireland 55. British Air Aces 56. A siemens 57. Cologne
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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 It’s okay to ask for a little help when you need it, Aries. Not everything can go according to plan for you. Accept a few helping hands this week.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 There’s more to a situation than meets the eye, Leo. It’s better to reserve judgement until you have all of the facts. Sagittarius presents a proposal.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 The power of positive thinking can take you far, Sagittarius. But don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. You still need to work hard to achieve what you desire.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 There’s no debate this week, Taurus. You’ll find that the two sides are black and white with no gray areas. Now you must choose which side you’re rooting for.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 You’ve learned many things by experience, and now you have to let others learn by their own mistakes and successes, Virgo. This is especially true this week.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Patience is needed when a family member takes over a situation. This person means well but can be a little overbearing. Keeping mum will help the situation smooth over.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Stay focused, Libra; otherwise it is very easy to get dragged off course with distractions. You need a helping hand to keep you on track. This could be a spouse or friend.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Without a goal you have no set course to take this week, Capricorn. Jot down a few ideas of what you want to get accomplished. Handling money issues is a good idea.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Relaxed and recharged, Cancer, you are ready to celebrate your birthday in style, if you haven’t already done so. Blow up those balloons and get to partying.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 You can’t control everything all of the time, Scorpio, but this week you certainly will try. The results may not be what you expected, but you’ll pull through.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You are ready to scream, “Hallelujah,” to a situation you thought would never be finished, Aquarius. Now you can sit back and enjoy your hard work this week. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Unreasonable requests from friends leave you feeling a bit perplexed, Pisces. Just do what you think is right.
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