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IN BRIEF Buy a quack for YAK Tickets are on sale now for the annual Stewart Park Festival Duck Race in support of the Youth Action Kommittee (YAK). The annual deluge of rubber duckies will be dumped into the Tay River during the Stewart Park Festival’s free 20th-anniversary concert, which will take place July 16 to 18. Look for YAK fundraising interns Zoë Ferguson and Dustin Bennett at various community events and local stores in the weeks leading up to the festival. They will be selling tickets for $5 as they encourage people to “Buy a quack for YAK.” The numbered rubber ducks will be dumped into the Tay, and the buyers of the first three ducks to make it to the finish line will receive a prize. First prize is a weekend stay at the Chateau Montebello hotel in Quebec. Second prize is dinner for two at Fiddlehead’s Bar and Grill in Perth. Third prize is a golf package for four at Timber Run Golf Course in Lanark Highlands. For information, call YAK at 613-264-8381.

Nelson returns home after successful demo BY LAURA MUELLER A Gulf Coast demonstration will be his last, Perth inventor Willy Nelson said after showing how his wax method could help clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Nelson was headed home to Perth on Wednesday after suc-

cessfully demonstrating how applying granulated or melted paraffin wax could solidify crude oil that is contaminating marshes off the coast of Houma, LA. Nelson was satisfied with the demonstration, which was scheduled to be filmed by local media to help spread the word about Nelson’s method; however, United States President Barack

Obama made a surprise visit to the Gulf Coast on Monday, attracting media attention away from Nelson’s presentation. “It was a success, but unfortunately there wasn’t a lot of participation from the media,” said Louisiana businessman Kirk Bergeron, who sponsored Nelson’s trip. After 40 years of demonstrat-


MARCHING AGAINST CANCER Perth’s Warren Halpenny (pictured with Delaney and Payton Halpenny, holding the banner) delivers a message that ‘Cancer is the crime’ during the Lombardy Relay for Life on Friday, June 11. This year there were 780 participants on 68 teams registered for the event. The total raised to date is $227,309 but this could increase as final monies are collected from this year’s event. Laura Mueller photo

Six people will vie for DNE council seat BY LAURA MUELLER

Buttering up a unique invention Perth and District Collegiate Institute students impressed judges at a business competition with their buttery invention. 4

Honouring a teammate The Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club honoured a late teammate with an award in her honour at its banquet last week. 9

Along with his wife, Jo-Anne, Arthurs operates Sales-R-MyLife, which re-sells items from auctions, yard sales and flea markets. His cur rent memberships include the Ontario Provincial Police Association and the Ontario Provincial Police Veterans Association. He has been an ordinary member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 34 years.

since the mid-1980s after graduating from the child care worker program at St. Lawrence College. She also has experience in the children’s ward of St. Lawrence Psychiatric Hospital in Cornwall, as well as with young offenders at Laurencrest Detention Home in Cornwall. Campbell’s grandfather was the mayor of Parry Sound, and she stated in her application that she would like to make him proud.

mittee, which functions as a sub-committee of DNE council (a committee that Command participated in creating). In her application, Command stated that bookings at the hall have increased from 58 to 209 within the last two years, and she has been able to secure partnerships with local groups such as the Active Seniors’ Koalition, as well as two community grants. Command is a member of the Lanark Genealogical Society and has volunteered at a number of organizations, including Plenty Nancy Command Nancy Command is known in Canada and St. Patrick’s chuch. She has lived in the township the community as the chair of the Fergusons Falls Hall com- See ‘Six people will vie’, Pg. 3

S i x c a n d i d at e s w i l l e a ch answer six questions as they vie for the role of councillor in Drummond/North Elmsley this morning (Thursday, June 17). The township put out a call for expressions of interest for the council seat, which was vacated by Gordon McConnell, a 12-year veteran of municipal politics and deputy reeve of the townCatherine Campbell ship, who retired in May. C at h e r i n e C a m p b e l l i s a With only four months remaining until the next municipal elec- graduate of Perth and District tion, CAO Paul Snider said the Colle giate Institute and has opening on council is a chance worked in child-care services for a new councillor to go into the election as an incumbent. Current councillors will vote on who will join them around the horseshoe. The candidates are as follows: Voice of the Turtle by John van BY LAURA MUELLER Druten, opens Aug. 7. The Classic Theatre Festival’s Edward “Ted” Arthurs The inaugural season of the mandate is to present high-qualiEdward Arthurs, 63, was born in Belleville and raised just Classic Theatre Festival in Perth ty, professional theatre reflecting outside the city, in Foxboro. He will reflect a golden age of the- the era from the 1920s to the ’50s. Smith said the plays chosen to spent 31 years with the Ontario atre that expressed a sense of kick off the new festival harken Provincial Police force, retiring optimism and hope. The festival, which is the first back to a “golden age” of thein 1996 with the rank of staff sergeant. According to the expres- such professional theatre offer- atre in London and New York sion of interest submitted to the ing in the area, will open with its with “the kinds of works that expressed an almost universal set township, Arthurs was instru- first-ever performance July 10. The season kicks off with of human values that reflected mental in planning for rural 911 addressing in Lanark and Leeds/ the Noel Coward f avourite, a unique sense of optimism and Grenville counties. In addition Blithe Spirit, directed by Classic hope, combined with top-notch to his supervisory role, he was Theatre Festival artistic pro- writing that illuminated human involved in emergency planning ducer, Laurel Smith. The second passions and conflicts in a manexercises at municipal and coun- production of the season, the ner that remains accessible and Second-World-War romance The popular to this day.” ty levels.

Professional theatre company gearing up Both shows will take place at the Studio Theatre at the Tay Basin off Gore Street in Perth. Performances will run Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale now for $30 for adults or $21 for people under age 30 (with identification). For information about Classic Theatre Festival, including dining and accommodation packages with local businesses, visit or call 1877-283-1283. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box-office See ‘Professional’, Pg. 3

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ing how wax can be used to solidify errant oil, Nelson said the Louisiana demo would be his last. “I’ll never do it again. I’m burnt out,” he said. “This is the main one. It’s the biggest oil spill in the world, and I was a part of it. A small part of it, but I was part of it.” Nelson and Bergeron still hope the method could make waves. A freelance videographer filmed the experiment and the group plans to make the video available to TV news stations that are interested in airing the footage. The footage shows Nelson applying melted paraffin wax in a heated spray onto oil-laden water. He also powdered oilclogged sand with granulated wax, which hardened with the oil, allowing Nelson to cut off the waxy mass in chunks, leaving no oily residue behind on the sand. “My heart was pounding as I was doing it,” Nelson said. “I’m telling you, it was good. We took that oil off 100 per cent.” Facing complications due to the addition of dispersants in the oil, Nelson had requested a rush shipment of wax from the International Group – IGI Wax, which sponsors his experiments. The higher-melting-point wax arrived the next day and proved to be the right formula to combat the dispersant-filled oil that is seeping onto beaches and into wetlands along the Gulf Coast. While he hasn’t yet gained widespread attention for his method, Nelson left Louisiana with a “very satisfied feeling,” he said on Monday. Bergeron said the response to Nelson’s idea has been “very disappointing” because it has become stifled in the chorus of dozens of inventors coming forward with potential fixes for the See ‘Nelson returns’, Pg. 3

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Weaving a new life for artifacts at MERA BY LAURA MUELLER Tucked away in Lanark Highlands, McDonalds Corners-Elphin Recreation Arts (MERA) is a hotbed for the textile arts. Over a decade that saw a handweaving program blossom at MERA, people began to see the centre as a hub for weaving and

spinning. Artifacts of looms and spinning wheels were donated to the group, but many have remained unused in a Lanark Highlands barn because the group is skilled at weaving – not repairing the equipment. Those hidden treasures will be on sale at MERA this Saturday, June 19, along with rare and difficult-to-find textiles such as

long rye straw, willow whips, birch bark and fleece. The pieces are imbued with decades of history worn into their wood, which would make them perfect embellishments for antique-minded decorators, said Ankaret Dean, one of the sale’s organizers. “They’re sort of a treasure,” she said. “They have had a life.

“If you want one of them (a loom or spinning wheel), you can’t get them now,” she added. The sale will be a fundraiser for MERA, which runs community events and art workshops in addition to the weaving group. From a large walking wheel to a number of smaller looms and beautifully aged wood parts that composed looms at one

point, Dean said there is a lot of potential among the artifacts that will be offered this weekend. “It would be nice to see these things move into a new life,” she said. “We know that they’re precious, but we can’t keep them here forever,” Dean said. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at 6952 McDonalds Corners/Elphin Rd.


Ankaret Dean sits among antique spinning wheels and looms that will be offered at a rare sale that is a fundraiser for McDonalds Corners-Elphin Recreation Arts this Saturday. Laura Mueller photo

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Kilted runners ready to set world record BY ANDREW SNOOK Participants are in training, more 150 volunteers are busy preparing, cheering stations are joining forces, the trip for two to Scotland is in hand, and the kilts are ready for pick up as the countdown continues to the biggest

running event in Perth’s history. On Saturday, June 26 at 6 p.m., 1,210 runners will attempt to set the world record for most runners in a race wearing kilts (official Guinness claim ID 287682). They will participate in Perth’s World Record Kilt Run, which consists of an eight-kilometre run that starts at the town hall, winds its way through Perth to the Perth

Golf Course, and then back to the town hall for the finish. The race itself has been at full capacity since winter. Runners can pick up their race kits during early pick up on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Running Goat (76 Foster St.). With more than 150 volunteers involved, this event has gained interest among young and old,

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Nelson returns home after successful demo oil spill. “We kind of thought that ours should be singled out,” he said. “The best we can do now is give it (the video) to news stations,” Bergeron added. Nelson had been in Louisiana for two weeks to test out his wax method on the Deepwater

Horizon oil. Scientists have estimated that anywhere between about 40 million gallons (151 million litres) to 109 million gallons (413 million litres) of oil have gushed into the Gulf since a drilling rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers and triggering the worst oil spill in

runners and non-runners alike. Enthusiasm and excitement are building in Perth and within the running community. Along the route there will be a bagpiper at each kilometre mark and several cheering stations. The cheering stations are being manned by local not-forprofit groups that will be judged during the race, with the best cheering station receiving a $500 bursary for its group. There are still openings for the cheering stations, so please contact The Running Goat at 613-264-8904 if you are interested. Following the race, there will be prizes for the overall winners, age-group winners and best

dressed male and female. There will also be a draw prize, for all partici-pants, for a trip for two to Scotland. Entertainment before, and during the race will be provided by two pipe bands. Following the race there will be a performance by the Celtic band the Barley Shakers, and a Ceilidh at the Crystal Palace in Perth. Participants are encouraged to raise money for the race’s charity, the MS Society of Canada. For every $50 raised for MS, the participant is entitled to an additional ticket into the draw for the trip to Scotland. For more information, go to

U.S. history. BP has struggled with several efforts to contain the oil. The latest cap installed on the blown-out well is capturing about 650,000 gallons (2.46 million litres) of oil a day, but large quantities are still spilling into the sea. With files from TorStar.

Six people will vie for DNE council seat since 1979. Her employment background includes marketing, child care (she opened the first therapeutic foster house in Lanark County) and work as a dental assistant.

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ter’s degree in public administration from Queen’s University, as well as an honours bachelor of arts degree in psychology and philosophy from Queen’s. She worked in the telecommunications and postal industries for approximately 20 years. She served as director of research and development and director of strategic program planning for Canada Post and as manager of business development for Bell Canada. Post-retirement, she has worked with Weight Watchers and the Upper Canada District School Board (as an educational assistant) while volunteering with Girl Guides, 4-H, her church and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

Ken Fournier is currently the president of the Perth Civitan Club, the largest service club in the area, and was a founding member of the local chapter in 1965. He also served as head coach to the Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club from 1976 to 1987, when the team had about 80 members. Fournier’s work experience lies in bookkeeping and government work (he worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General from 1980 to 1993). During that Ray Scissons time, he served as sheriff and Ray Scissons retired at the surrogate court, clerk and bailiff township’s chief building official for the Perth courthouse. (CBO) in 2009, a role he had held since 1997. Charlotte Reed Scissons’s extensive experiCharlotte Reed holds a mas- ence in municipal governments

also includes current work filling in as the chief building official for Tay Valley Township, the Township of Beckwith and the Town of Smiths Falls. Since his retirement from DNE, he has served as CBO for ElizabethtownKitley. While he is currently a resident of Smiths Falls, he was a long-time resident of DNE and operates a medium-sized cow operation on Glenview Road. He is the father of the township’s public works manager, Carl Scissons. Council members will choose their preferred candidate in a recorded vote after each nominee speaks for 10 minutes at a special council meeting at 9 a.m. today. The selected candidate will be sworn into office at a June 22 council meeting. Gail Code was already appointed as deputy reeve, so the newly elected candidate will be a councillor for Drummond ward.

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number or in person at Tickets centre of the theatre scene at the Please, located in Jo’s Clothes (39 moment, Smith said. The Shaw Foster St.). Festival recognized Coward’s works in a summer-long celebraBlithe Spirit tion last year, Sex and the City Running from July 7 to Aug. 1, actress Kim Cattrall is starring Blithe Spirit features Canadian in a London revival of Private actor Jeffery Aarles as Charles Lives and a Broadway production Condomine, an arrogant novel- of Blithe Spirit starring Angela ist whose interest in the occult Lansbury won a Tony Award last leads him to invite a medium to year. perform a séance, which unwitThe Voice of the Turtle tingly brings back the spirit of Condomine’s first wife, much to The second play of the season the consternation of his present will run from Aug. 6 to 29. The spouse. ninth-longest running play in Aarles, who is a familiar face Broadway history, The Voice of from Canadian stages and CBC the Turtle was eventually made TV productions, will be joined by into a Hollywood film starring Emily Bartlett in the role of the Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden and a first wife, Elvira. Bartlett has a future United States president. number of film and TV roles to The Perth production will be her credit, and most recently has anchored by Krista Leis, who has worked with the Shakespeare at recently appeared in a number of Sea company. Stratford Shakespeare Festival Elvira’s rival, the cur rent productions, playing the role of wife, Ruth, will be played by Sally, a small-town girl who finds Montreal’s Paula Costain, who romance in the big city. is a re gular at the Centaur Sally is best friends with Olive, Theatre and The Globe. Virginia played by Sarah Joy Bennett, a Roncetti, who has appeared in frequent performer at Ottawa’s roles in regional theatre and off- Odyssey Theatre. Broadway productions, will play The women’s friendship is the medium, Madame Arcati. threatened when Sally falls for Rounding out the cast will be Bill, who is supposed to be one Catherine Bruce, Lindsay Kyte of Olive’s many beaus. He is and William Vickers, a 21-season played by Michael Dufays, who veteran of the Shaw Festival in is an accomplished stage combat Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., who instructor/director in addition has also appeared at the Stratford to his acting work. Shakespeare Festival. “Each time a company stages Coward’s plays are known for this theatrical jewel, the critics their enduring popularity, but ask why it isn’t produced more his work is right at the front and often, since its combination of

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comedy and romance is so well written,” Matthew Behrens, director of community outreach for the theatre, stated in a press BY LAURA MUELLER release. The Voice of the Turtle will be directed by Lezlie Wade, who cofounded Theatre in Port in St. The Guatemala Stove Project Catharines, Ont. and has per- is once again stepping up to formed as assistant director to divert funds and help Guatemala two Stratford productions. recover from a significant natural distaster. Behind the scenes While the main focus of the The talent continues backstage, project is raising money to build as the Classic Theatre Festival safe cook stoves for rural Mayan has recruited a number of high- families, the organization is profile crew members to support now supporting relief efforts to the productions. help the country recover from Sets for both plays will be a volcanic eruption that left more designed by Ivo Valentik, who than 140,000 people homeless, was awarded the Emerging Artist said Tom Clarke, GSP organizer. Prize at the 2009 Les Prix Rideau On May 27 Volcano Pacaya Awards. erupted, spewing ash and rock Costume designer Sarah Waghorn began her career at across a wide area of the country, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and closing the airport for one and the New Zealand Opera and week. The eruption was followed worked for five years at the Great by tropical storm Agatha that hit Canadian Theatre Company in the Pacific coast on May 29. “Worst of all, many people Ottawa. Perth resident Tina Gately, who have lost their crops, which is well-known to Studio Theatre they depend on for food,” Clarke patrons as the regular lighting said. “It will take at least a year technician, will serve as lighting to recover, people now need to replant so they will have food designer for the festival. Production stage manager again.” Hilary Unger was a founder of The effects of the recent the Fringe of Toronto Festival tropical storm are said to be in 1988 and has toured the world greater than Hurricane Stan. producing shows, while stage GSP sent $25,210 in emergency manager Natalie Gisele, a former relief to Guatemala during the Ottawa Valley resident, worked Hurricane Stan disaster of 2005most recently with the Factory 06. Theatre in Toronto. So far, GSP has sent $15,000 to its

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Guatemalan partners to purchase items such as blankets, roofing steel, nails, plastic sheeting, boots, flashlights and batteries, cooking oil, corn, beans, rice and pasta. Clarke said that according to one of GSP’s partners, CEDEC (Centro de Estudios Para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación), there is extensive damage to crops, homes, and roads. The government is overwhelmed with rebuilding the infrastructure in the more populated areas, Clarke said. Thirty-eight bridges need rebuilding, and 30 per cent of the roads are destroyed. The government assistance available to the rural populations is not forthcoming, and the Guatemalan government has already made an appeal to non-governmental organizations for emergency relief supplies and money. “We continue to be in touch with our partners to monitor the situation, but the appeal for help still stands,” Clarke said. “We would ask for monetary donation you can give – no amount is too little,” he added. The Guatemala Stove Project is a registered Canadian charity, and donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. For more information and to find out how to donate, visit the website, www.guatemalastoveproject. org.

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Sticking it to the competition BY ANDREW SNOOK Three young entrepreneurs from Perth have slain the dragons of Kemptville. Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) students Garrett Kean, Alexis Reith and Colin Doyle won over the judges at the first annual Innovation Challenge held at the South Grenville District High School in Kemptville on June 10th. The competition was modeled

after the popular CBC show Dragon’s Den, and was part of a larger initiative brought forth by the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) to promote entrepreneurship across eastern Ontario. “The whole idea of venture education is to try and create an entrepreneurial spirit in our students,” said Mark Williams, one of the organizers of the Innovation Challenge and principal within the UCDSB. “They are the future of eastern Ontario.”

There were a total of four high schools competing at the event. The other three schools were South Grenville District High School, Rockland District High School and St. Lawrence Intermediate School. Each team had to make pitches of four to eight minutes, and sell the judges on their idea. The pitch needed to include the reason they chose their concept, why the idea would work, the initial investment required and the predicted level of returns.

Williams said that the judges ruled the students from PDCI to have the most innovative product; a butter stick that could be used for corn on the cob and camping. But since the team did not request any funding they would not receive any grants. The top two entries were awarded $1,000 start-up grants. First prize went to Rockland District High School’s Chelsey Garde for her business concept called “Flutter Board Fitness,” where aquafit instructors would

PDCI students participated in the Innovation Challenge held at South Grenville District High School in Kemptville on June 10th. The students’ invention, a butter stick, was considered the most innovative business idea by the judges, from left: Jason Schooley, VP Crain and Schooley Insurance; Shannon Derbyshire, Lanark-North Leeds Enterprise Centre; Isabelle Belot-Graveline, President of Kilmarnock Enterprises; PDCI students Garrett Kean, Alexis Reith, and Colin Doyle. Submitted photo

Mystical Music Fest returns BY PERTH COURIER STAFF A weekend of hippies and campfire jams awaits in McDonalds Corners July 2 to 4. The second-annual Mystical Music Festival will draw folkmusic lovers for a weekend of tunes, camping and family fun at Paul’s Creek Campsite. The festival will feature artists local to the Ottawa Valley and Perth area, including locals

Tangerine Panda, Ben Ritchie, Maccie Paquett and headliner Tara Holloway from Ottawa. There will be a total of 26 performers over the three-day festival, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. There will also be vendors selling jewelry and crafts, as well as workshops to teach participants how to play the tin whistle and classical guitar. “It’s pretty much a folk music

festival. There will be lots of hippies and campfire jams,” said organizer Pamela Palen. More than 100 people took in the festival during its inaugural year last year, which exceeded her expectations, Palen said. This year, she anticipates 300 people will flock to McDonalds Corners for the festival. The event is intended to suit music lovers of all ages, with a swimming pool, beaches and

activities available to keep children entertained. Weekend passes to the festival are $50 for adults or $25 for kids ages 11 to 18. Kids 10 and under are free. Day passes are $20 for adults or $8 for kids. For one day and one night of camping, passes are $30 for adults or $15 for kids. Tickets are available at Shadowfax (67 Foster St.). For more information, visit

make house-calls to offer fitness sessions in customer’s backyard pools. The second prize went to the students at South Grenville District High School, who created a plan to offset the cost of high school yearbooks by offering movie afternoons at their school. All the teams got to meet with producers of Dragon’s Den and ask them questions about starting their own businesses. “I learned a lot,” Doyle said. “The producers told us to pursue the idea; we didn’t really have enough research to do it.” Eric Hardie, principal of Oxford-on-Rideau Public School, said that the skills students learn through venture education are a necessary building block of building a healthy community. “We’re promoting both profit and not-for-profit ventures because the skills to start both of them are the same,” Hardie said. “We’re going to appeal to a group of students that may not normally be interested. If you ask a student if they want to be the next Bill Gates and they might say ‘no’. But ask them if they want to start an after-school program for kids from needy homes and they may be interested. You need a balance of both to have healthy communities.”

Health unit warns against fraudulent health inspections

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has been made aware that there is an individual fraudulently impersonating a health inspector by contacting local restaurants by telephone to schedule an inspection. This has been occurring throughout the province. The impersonation of a public officer is a criminal offence. Food premises operators have been contacted by phone by individuals alleging to be a public health official. These individuals are requesting to schedule an inspection of the premises, requesting detailed business and personal information from the owner or operator, and are requesting a call back to confirm the personal information through the use of a unique code number. The health unit would like to remind restaurant staff not to divulge any personal, private or secure information over the telephone to any caller whose identity they are not certain of. Please be advised that the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit inspectors do not request any personal information for the purpose of scheduling or conducting inspections. Health unit staff always carries picture identification and will produce it upon request. Restaurant owners and operators are advised to contact the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit if they receive these calls. This matter will then be reported to the police department. The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run came through Perth last Thursday, June 10. Pictured are Lanark County OPP officer Bob Hawn and For more information, call the Perth Police Service officer Craig Campbell hold the banner during the run (an unidentified female Ottawa police officer is in the foreground). Monies collected on the run support the Special Olympics. Laura Mueller photo health unit at 613-283-1679.



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COMMUNITY NEWS St. Paul youth group friendships endure at reunion BY PERTH COURIER STAFF A youth group that helped shape the lives of many locals will reunite to share memories on July 11. Two Sunday-school classes that were an influential force in the lives of more than 100 young people from the 1920s to ’60s will celebrate their 60th reunion with the opening of a time capsule that was sealed at the last reunion a decade ago. The groups, known as Hardy’s Young Men’s Class and Mrs. Gardiner’s Senior Girls’ Class, were interdenominational and brought many local youth together in a positive setting where they listened to prominent local speakers and took trips, said Lyle Conroy, a former member of the group and one of the reunion organizers. The boys’ class was started by John Hardy, who served as principal of Perth Collegiate for 25 years. Other leaders included Grant McLennan, Edwin Kirkland and Grover Lightford. Joanne Hollywood, chair of the Perth Lioness Club Spring Fling The girls’ group was led by Beth committee, auction chair Arlyn McMillan and Lioness president Josie Gardiner from 1952-68. It’s stated Roberts present Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation secretary/ purpose was to “advance the treasurer Bob Jackson with a cheque for $7,000, representing the Christian education and guidance proceeds of the very successful Spring Fling evening with storyteller of the young women.” Mary Cook. Shelley and Brent McLaren sang a wonderful selection of It was a refuge for youth who show tunes as well. The donation was designated to the CT scan had graduated out of Sunday project and brings total donated from the Lioness Club to $64,107. school, but still wanted the Janet Bailey photo camaraderie of a Sunday-school setting, Conroy said. “You never got booted out because of age,” he said. The classes also introduced young people to role models within the community who False prescription charges Lake court on June 14. they would later go on to emulate. A Perth-area woman is facing Disturbing the peace “There are many young men charges after attempting to fill a Perth police charged an “out who it gave them the right start forged prescription. Perth police said the charges of control teen” with breaching in life,” Conroy said. Moreover, it was a place where stemmed from altering pre- probation on Thursday, June 4. Police were called to a resiscriptions issued by a doctor on dence on Clyde Street, where a Nov. 21, 2009 and May 18, 2010. A 45-year-old woman was youth was reported outside. An charged with two counts of investigation revealed the teen uttering a forged document. She was breaching his probation will appear in Perth court on order by failing to keep the peace and for not abstaining from June 28. consuming alcohol. The 14-year-old Perth male Mailbox damage leads was charged and held for a bail to charges hearing on June 5. Three Central Frontenac teens Another man was charged in a have been charged after 30 reports separate incident on Wednesday, of mischief related to mailbox June 2. damage. Police received several calls Police said the incidents about a disturbance outside a happened in April. The crimes Mill Street home at around 11:20 also connected to mailboxes being p.m. A 26-year-old Perth man was damaged and the theft of two charged with being intoxicated mailboxes in November of 2009. in a public place. He was held in An 18-year-old and two 19-year- police custody until sober. olds were each charged with 30 counts of mischief under Impaired charge $5,000. The 18-year-old and one of the 19-year-olds also face two A 23-year-old Hamilton man counts of theft under $5,000. The was charged with impaired drivother 19-year-old was charged ing early in the morning on May with two additional counts of 30. Perth police saw a car being mischief under $5,000 in relation operated in a suspicious manner to a separate incident where around 1:20 a.m. and stopped the two mailboxes were damaged in vehicle on Dufferin Street. The April, police said. car was towed and the accused All three were released on a will appear in Perth court in promise to appear in Sharbot July.

lasting friendships began, said Gerda Vanwingerden, a reunion organizer and alumnus of the girls’ class. “The thing about it is that you may not have seen them for 40 years, but when you see them again, it’s like no time has gone by,” she said. The classes met in the church’s tower every Sunday morning

until 1964, when the chapel was used. The reunion will take place at the St. Paul auditorium on Sunday, July 11 from 1:30 to 4 p.m., with the opening of the time capsule scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to RSVP to 613267-7103 or 613-267-2253 by June 27.



CLASSROOM CLUCKING Queen Elizabeth Public School student Hailey Coutts (right) looks on as classmate Brady Dyer holds Bella, a chicken they hatched as part of a Grade 3 class project studying the life cycle. Teacher Cara Dean said the students watched anxiously as 30 eggs incubated for 21 days, when Bella emerged from her shell – the only chick to hatch out of the bunch. While Bella now lives on John Joynt’s Smiths Falls farm, the three-week-old fowl returned to visit the class last week to show how quickly chickens grow. Laura Mueller photo



CONCERNING PROPOSED BY-LAW AMENDMENT General Modifications to Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 02-121 TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, in the Council Chambers of the Township Municipal Building at 217 Harper Road to consider the following item: • A proposed amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By law No. 02-121, as amended, under the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter P.13, Section 34. The purpose of this amendment is to make a number of modifications to the Definitions and General Provisions sections of Zoning By-law No. 02-121. These changes are intended to clarify provisions, aid with interpretation and make minor modifications to permitted uses or development standards where experience in working with the Zoning By-law has indicated a need for revision. The effect of the amendment would be to address various issues or concerns that have been identified by the public and/or Township staff during the past year of working with the Zoning By-law including: replacement of non-complying structures; and setbacks for outdoor wood burning furnaces, tertiary septic systems, gazebos/unattached decks, and screened in decks. ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the above item. In the event that you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to submit written comments, please ensure that your comments are delivered to the Clerk’s office prior to the day of the meeting. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Tay Valley Township before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council for Tay Valley Township to the Ontario Municipal Board. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Tay Valley Township before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. THIS AMENDMENT is of general application to all lands within Tay Valley Township. The lands that are subject to this amendment are not the subject of any related applications under the Planning Act. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION including a copy of this notice is available through the Clerk’s office during regular business hours from Monday to Friday (tel: (800) 810-0161 or (613) 267-5353. KATHY COULTHART-DEWEY, CAO TAY VALLEY TOWNSHIP



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Going postal

Downtown decline

Dear Editor: I own a business downtown Perth and I find it astonishing that it is even a possibility there will be no postal outlet downtown. This is a service used not only by downtown merchants, but also by the citizens living in town who cannot drive or are unable to walk out to the highway. Perth likes to boast “heritage,” but what kind of a heritage town has no post office? Our services are slowly being moved to Highway 7 and this WILL lead to the decline of business in the downtown core. Perhaps the Town of Perth should consider helping the Newtons to maintain the existing outlet, or provide a reasonable alternative such as a different location. Amanda Proulx, Perth


ho would have thought that such a small postal outlet could cause such a large outcry? The friendly folks behind the Canada Post counter at the Downtown Perth Pharamsave are likely feeling very appreciated at the moment, now that Pharamsave co-owner Pam Newton has confirmed that the mail counter will close because the store can’t afford the cosmetic and space upgrades required by Canada Post’s regulations. Letters to the editor have flooded into the Courier, decrying Canada Post’s standards as unnecessary, and praising the downtown location of the outlet for its convenience to core residents and business people. The Pharmasave location is within walking distance for so many people who rely on it, from downtown businesses and elderly people who cannot drive. And with Wilson Street under construction, travelling to the Shoppers Drug Mart postal outlet at Highway 7 is actually a significant inconvenience that will likely lead to fewer people using the mail service at all. If a proliferation of electronic communication wasn’t already denting Canada Post’s business, it seems bent on frustrating its remaining customers away. But a downtown post office is more than a convenient place to process correspondence; it is also a gathering place where neighbours connect and local news and gossip is shared. The outcry against the decimation of rural postal service is nothing new, of course. But it seems to be gaining steam. Just last week on June 3, Saskatchewan senator, the Hon. Robert W. Peterson, introduced a private member’s bill urging Canada Post to create a rural Canadian postal service charter. During the next sitting of the Senate, Peterson said he would move a bill that would require the Senate to urge the government to immediately introduce legislation that will amend the Canada Post Act and create a charter with the following principles: • Canada Post maintains a postal system that allows individuals and businesses in Canada to send and receive mail within Canada internationally. Canada Post will provide a service for the collection, transmission and delivery of letters, parcels and publications; • The provision of postal services to rural regions of the country is an integral part of Canada Post’s universal service; • Canada Post Corporation will place a moratorium on the closure, amalgamation and privatization of rural post offices; • Canada Post Corporation will deliver mail at rural roadside mailboxes that were serviced by that corporation on Sept. 1, 2005; and • Canada Post will establish complaint resolution processes that are easily accessible to customers and will address complaints in a fair, respectful and timely manner. We’d hazard a guess that many citizens of Perth would echo these wishes for our national postal service.


Lose one-size-fits-all attitude

Dear Editor: An open letter to Martine Lepine, manager of communications for Canada Post: I am the chair of the Downtown Heritage Perth Business Improvement Area and I am writing to voice our membership’s concerns with the closing of the postal services outlet at our local Pharmasave drug store. The services presently provided by this outlet are excellent and more than adequately cover the needs of its clientele. Forcing this outlet to spend $80,000 to upgrade does not, in our opinion, warrant that kind of expense to increase appearance or, as you What do you think? Email letters to suggest, improve customer service across the counter. What it will do is close a most needed service in the downtown area. To not have postal service in the heart of the business In this space each week, we will feature a photo of local interest. community is ludicrous and Be the first to correctly identify the location or item in the picture means consumers will be forced by emailing with the subject line, “Local to drive to the outlet at Highway Landmark,” and your name will be printed in next week’s paper! 7. It is doubtful a new “partner” No one wrote in with an answer to last week’s landmark, which was will want to replace this service a feature of Summit House, which sits on a hill at the top of town, in our BIA. overlooking Perth. By closing this outlet, it creates This week’s landmark is actually a series of several such sights that a monopoly for Shoppers Drug can be found around town. Mart as the only postal outlet in Perth. To further add to the seriousness of the issue, there is the very real potential of creating another monopoly as former clientele of Pharmasave turn to Shoppers for prescriptions and other products as a convenience, potentially causing our local pharmacy to close due to lack of business. This would cause another serious blow to the downtown BIA. For the next several months, those requiring the outlet will be forced to suffer traffic delays as one of the main thoroughfares of the town is being reconstructed and traffic jams are becoming the rule, rather than the exception.

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sufficiently to warrant such costs. Why not just change the image through cosmetic upgrades, paint, signage, etc.? I doubt the general public will notice a great difference in across the counter service with this huge retrofit. Cosmetic changes will be noticed. A wholesale retrofit will not increase customer satisfaction to any appreciable amount. We feel you are doing the Town of Perth, in particular the consumers who rely on the Pharmasave outlet in the business area, a grave disservice, and for what? Please relay our concerns to those making these decisions. Ultimately, you could be saving Canada Post a lot of money. May we leave you with these suggestions: that Canada Post keep this outlet open for an indefinite period of time until the construction on our main thoroughfare is complete later this year, or, on the chance that another “partner” is found in the BIA, or, a special agreement can be settled between Canada Post and Pharmasave to make a more moderate and affordable retrofit. John Clement, Perth Chair of the DHPBIA

Will use the Internet more Dear Editor: I was quite surprised to hear that the postal service outlet in downtown Perth will be closing. Is it broken? If not, then why are we insisting on modifications/ repairs, and in doing so, destroying it? I use this outlet frequently, and always find it efficient, with courteous and friendly service. If it does in fact close, I would

consider using the Internet more for communicating, including special occasion cards etc. can be sent quite easily using this method, and it is free. I would like to suggest to Canada Post that they revisit this decision, and leave us with our downtown postal outlet, which services our needs quite nicely as is. Kevin Daley, Perth

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Those who don’t have access to a vehicle, but depend on and are able to walk to Pharmasave for postal, prescriptions and other consumer needs, will have a further issue in trying to get to the services on Highway 7. These Canada Post demands must be affecting numerous smaller outlets all across Canada and we have to wonder why such outlets need to be lumped into major centres where a retrofit could matter? A one-size-fits-all attitude is not efficient in itself. It is also my understanding that local contractors cannot be used for such retrofits, they must be Canada Post contractors. This sounds like a make-work project at the most expensive price. A retrofit for the Pharmasave, I know for a fact, would do far more for the local economy for a lot less dollars by using local tradespeople, who would do the job just as efficiently and effectively. By spending $80,000, does a Canada Post test really know exactly how much more efficient the Pharmasave outlet will be and if so, is the efficiency increase worth spending that kind of money? It is hard to imagine service across the counter would increase


ere’s a fishing tale of a different colour. Sort of a blood-red colour. On Friday night a bunch of us trekked out to Otty Lake to our friend’s dad’s house so the kids could do some fishing. Apparently it was not a good night for the Gray women. The first calamity involved a zebra mussel cutting Girlchild’s thumb. To quell the blood and tears, Groom-boy headed up to the house to retrieve a BandAid. While he was gone, friend’s eldest child, let’s call him Buddy, lands a Huge Giant Bass. It was a beautiful multi-pound fish! I was first on the scene. He had used one of those big lures with the sets of three hooks at the front and the back. One hook was through the fish’s lip, and I figured I could free it fairly easily. (I daresay I’ve become reasonably adept at de-luring fish over the last few years as the kids and I ply various waters.) Buddy says, “You should use the pliers.” “Oh, that’s okay,” I say in my best Voice of Experience. “I think I can get it.” Can you guess what happened next? Multi-pound bass flops a bit and the back end of the big lure flips up and snags me in the left thumb. Dang. By this time Buddy’s mom had arrived on the scene. The fish struggled and tugged on the lure, which wasn’t really the best part of my day. We rearranged ourselves a bit and she was able to cut through the line with the pliers (shoulda used them pliers in the first place, you know). The World’s Largest Bass was freed and I had the evidence in

impaled by the remaining five barbed hooks. I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised to learn that this sort of injury is pretty common. In fact, as I sat there, three older fellas from Pennsylvania came in. They come up every year to fish at Newboro and one of them had – surprise! – been hooked in the thumb. We compared notes. It’s hard to say which of the fish in question was more enormous, but we agreed everyone was lucky to have escaped without losing an arm to these mighty bass. I showed off Buddy’s lure. My American friend had already cut Past Deadline off the bulk of his lure, but apparently it was a dandy one that flashes when it goes in the water. my hand. Literally. I was called in first. The doctor, So now both Gray women are who had worked for a while at bleeding at the thumb. Groomone of Ontario’s fishing meccas boy shows up with a couple of – Dryden – was an experienced Band-Aids and is advised the extra one probably isn’t going to de-lurer. The worst part was the needle cut it. to freeze my thumb, but after that He reassures the weeping Girlchild she wouldn’t have to go it was an interesting procedure. First an assortment of workto “The Merge,” as she calls it. bench tools was used to cut Mom, however, who is all brave off the lure. I’ll spare you the and stoic and didn’t weep at all, details of how barbed hooks are does. In the faint hope I could release removed, other than to say they can’t come out the same way they the lure myself I ran my thumb go in. under cold water at the house. It’s easy to see fish don’t really Everyone knows most medical have a chance. problems are solved by running After some antiseptic, a them under cold water, right? bandage and a tetanus shot I was Wrong. good to go. First I stopped in the So we loaded everyone up and waiting room to report to my new I was unceremoniously dumped off at The Merge while the other American friends about what to grown-ups took kiddies home for expect. So there is my unorthodox bed. fishing tale. And since bass It was busy at The Merge, so I twiddled my thumbs (ha!) while a season isn’t in yet, we don’t even few people looked surreptitiously have a keeper to show off – unless you want to count me and my at the paper towel that was thumb. protecting us all from being



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Make YAK’s wish list come true

Thrilled about reading – and a new bike

Dear Editor: Last summer, at age three, our son Liam participated in the Read To Ride program at the Perth and District Union Public Library. He attended story and craft time and many other wonderful events. He loved every minute of it and earned “footprints” for every book he read as ballots for a chance to win one of six bikes. He won at a bike at the end of the summer and we waited until this year to pick it out. He just got his new bike this week and is thrilled! Thank you to the wonderful staff and students who run the amazing programs in the summer and all year long. Liam Private “I” loves going to the library and loves to visit with Sue, Heidi, Marina and all the staff who make him ave you ever visited the feel welcome and special. Youth Action KommitLiam has been using the tee Youth Centre? It’s a library and attending programs great, sunny, comfortable lounge since he was five months old. for teens aged 12 to 18 at the Old Keep up the great work and we Liam Clark poses with the bicycle he won thanks to his participation Perth Shoe Factory. will see you again this summer! in the Read to Ride summer program at the Perth and District Union I certainly didn’t have a place Carolyn Clark, Perth Library last summer. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Clark like that to hang out when I was a teen – especially a place filled with such positive role models (the great staff and volunteers, not to mention the communityminded participants of the Skills Link program, which runs at the centre). The staff at YAK are always trying to create new projects anyone in the downtown area Dear Editor: and workshops for local youth. who depends on walking to The following is an open Although they have great ideas obtain postal services. letter to Scott Reid, MP for and huge imaginations, they lack The loss of such a service Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and certain supplies that would enDear Editor: obviously has an impact on Addington: able them to put those ideas into I can’t believe that the the vitality of the downtown This letter is written to you action. Girdwood/Pharmasave postal in being able to provide core from my perspective as a small For anyone willing to help out, outlet is to be closed. services (banking, postal, business and secondly as a the following items are on their Have you ever tried to post government). A centralized private citizen living in Perth. wish list: a letter in downtown Perth? If service is a time saving from I was disturbed to learn the • Button-making machine it wasn’t for the longstanding having to drive to another other day that the post office in • Speedbag punching ball service provided in the location and a cost saving from the Pharmasave is faced with • Video camera drugstore, where would you the attendant energy costs. closure. • Island for the kitchen find another box or service? I understand that if the service • Ping pong paddles Apparently Canada Post has Please provide a list of other is discontinued, it will also mean • Repairs to their vacuum downtown locations, it could be certain criteria with respect the loss of a job for the postal to the size and layout of a subcleaner educational. attendant. post office, and the Pharmasave • Repairs to their pool table The Girdwood/Pharmasave I appeal to you to intervene simply does not have the floor • Canvas and illustration board closure will be a serious blow in favour of keeping the postal area to accommodate the for art projects to those who can walk to the service where it is. request. The owner would also • Adapter to be able to use iPods store and can’t possibly get to Glenn Tunnock, Perth with the stereo be faced with a significant the suggested postal outlet on • Trellis material for the youth Highway 7. What are they to do? expense to complete the required community garden Pam Newton and others before upgrades. I have been a patron of this • Soft ball for dodgeball her have provided an essential • Sewing machine and thread and important service for many downtown service for many All letters to the editor years and I am not aware nor • Lace, buttons and embroidery years to the community. must include the name of the have any complaints about the thread Businesses work hard to writer(s), address and phone service that is being provided. keep downtown alive, this will number for verification. Typed • Terracotta pots The intimacy of a small • Tub of white spackle seriously affect their efforts. letters of 300 words or less are operation in integral to its • Large roll of 30-inch brown I refer to Girdwood’s because preferred. paper that is what many of us still call charm and to the character • Email: editor@perthcourier. of the store in general. People • Skipping ropes it and I regret Canada Post’s com can mail a letter, pick up a • Blender assumption that small-town • Mail: Letters to the Editor, prescription or buy a newspaper • Popcorn machine businesses have deep pockets The Perth Courier, 39 Gore St. all within a few steps. To contribute to YAK, call just as it has – provided by the E., Box 156, Perth, ON, K7H 3E3 The loss of this centralized September or Tara at 613-264taxpayers of course. • Fax: 613-267-3986 8381. Peggy Moxon, Perth location also disenfranchises




Mail an Post office key to essential downtown vitality service

Your opinion

The town is hoping to have the downtown core section of Wilson Street (North to Isabella streets) open to two-way traffic for the Canada Day long weekend. Pavement won’t be down yet, but crews should have granular base down for vehicles to drive on. On-street parking will continue to be restricted along the Wilson Street. Don’t forget, the Town of Perth continues to post biweekly updates on the status of the construction project at www.

Pie in the Sky Pie in the Sky is coming up on July 3 starting at 8 a.m. in Maberly. Come check out the delicious selection of homemade pies at the Maberly Agricultural Hall, and check out the demonstration by local astronomers while you are there. For $10, people can rent a table for the flea market that runs at the same time.

Perth-born artist nabs award A Perth native, Adam Gorham, has won a silver-medal award for a graphic novel he published. Gorham took home the second-place award from the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Graphic Novel/Drawn Book –Drama/Documentary category. He won for the book, The Vampire Conspiracy, which was written by Marc Morgenstern and illustrated by Gorham. The “IPPY” Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the often-unsung titles by independent authors and publishers. It was the first awards program open exclusively to independents.

Rev. Montgomery visits Peggy Moxon advises that a familiar face was in town for a rousing evening on May 26. John Montgomery, the former minister of St. Paul’s United Church in Perth for 20 years, returned to town to regale the church’s spirit group with tales of his walk on the famed Camino de Santiago trail. The walk is a pilgrimage in Spain, dating back to the 10th century. Montgomery completed the 800-kilometre walk, which includes three difficult mountain ranges, in 31 days. Montgomery is now the minister at MacKay United Church in Ottawa.

We oldies deserve better

ecently I read that it won’t be long before the elderly outweigh the younger generation. So maybe, at last, the powers that be will begin to think about making life easier for us. And not just easier to deal with but more enjoyable too. Ever since television programmers took Golden Girls off the air I’ve missed its wry humour and great older caste of characters. Alas, three of the original four have since died, the most recent being Rue McClennahan, the sexy soul with the deep southern accent. Prior to this I was saddened to read that the dear little granny (actually not the oldest member of the team) plus Bea Arthur, the central figure, had passed on. But at least they left us with memories of laughter and shared thoughts on the subject of ageing. And we still have the talented Betty White, who, in her late 80s, still managed to host Saturday Night Live recently and who still looks great. It’s a bit sad when women, all

stay young at heart. Take current fashions. (Take them and put them through the shredder, if you like.) We are not all pouty, skeletal 20-year-olds with strangely tilted hips. Most of the female population is at a different stage. I enjoyed my 30s. I felt that I could relate to those younger and older than me. Forty still had me feeling fairly frisky. Being 50 was a bit of a setback. I couldn’t help identifying with all the flushed, slightly overweight middle-agers I’d known in my youth. Sixty was okay, although I spent most of it trying to buy a simple, well-fitting grey flannel Settled In skirt. (Mark’s Work Warehouse is on the right track, I’m glad to see.) bent over and looking defeated, Seventy was a tad creaky, but shuffle up to me and say “I’m in not enough to convince myself I my 70s now, you know!” Ha! From my 80-year old viewpoint, was old. In fact, I tell myself it is now this is not old age; they are still relatively young. So straighten up quite possible to live to over a and dab on some wrinkle cream, 100, which I’m hoping to do. For you’ve still a way to go. But I can most of us there is so much still see that so much going on around to see and take part in and enjoy. For example, just think how us tends to defeat our efforts to



many times I can change the furniture around. As a matter of fact, at this moment I am keeping myself awake at nights thinking along these lines because we are having our cottage deck turned into a sunroom. After a visit from the very pleasant and capable Joe McParland, I’ve been thinking how I can rearrange things to seat as many cottage visitors as possible. Just this morning dear husb and I tracked down some light flooring we both think will look good out there and he is currently sorting out our many paint tins to perhaps spruce up a few benches, etc. Then I’m wondering about maybe some lime green and turquoise cushions to add colour? And we can take our folding rice paper screen from home to shield us from the hottest moments. Oh what fun it all is! (For me, if not for nearest and dearest, perhaps.) So come on television producers and clothing designers, focus your attention

on the large number of older folk who will soon outweigh other age groups. Manufacturers might start to think about this growing number of potential customers and produce things we will be happy to buy: easily opened jars and bottles, comfortable, stylish clothing, perhaps a Silver Girls TV series and labels we can actually read. How many of you take medication from bottles that require a magnifying glass to make sure you’re getting the dosage right? I could go on but don’t want to sound like the sort of grumbling oldie many younger folk think we are. Of course, we have our sad moments, our worrying setbacks. Everyone does. But we have at least retired from the frantic workplace so, although perhaps we are not as rich in cash as we’d like to be, we have time to enjoy the richness of our surroundings, to maybe record a few memories and to at least try to develop smiley wrinkles.


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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Tay River water levels kill fish spawn


lowering of the water level on the Tay River system by Parks Canada this spring is being blamed for the loss of a large amount of pickerel spawn on the river system. Some residents along the system say up to 90 per cent of the pickerel spawn was destroyed when the water level was lowered sharply in May. Parks Canada officials say the water level was lowered along the Tay system in order to maintain the water level at Bob’s Lake. Pickerel travel from Christie Lake, a major pickerel lake in the area, into the Tay system to spawn each fall. This year, when the water was lowered, the spawn was left high and dry. “It’s atrocious,” commented outdoor writer Art Briggs-Jude, who first noted the problem in his regular Courier column. “They’re upset,” he says of residents in the area, noting that the Tay system is the “major spawning area for Christie Lake.” Pickerel are also noted as the

prime sport fish of the Perth area. “We do know there was a substantial amount (of spawn) destroyed,” says Rene Jones, area ministry of natural resources fish and wildlife supervisor. “We have no way of knowing the amount (of spawn) lost,” he said, noting there was a meeting between MNR and Parks Canada on Friday to discuss the problem. “We were aware of the situation after the fact,” said Jones, describing what happened as an “unfortunate circumstance.” Parks Canada assistant supervisor for the Rideau Canal system, Carl Peel, said the water flow was held back at Bob’s Lake, but Parks Canada expected more precipitation at the time. “We didn’t get the normal spring precipitation we expected,” said Peel, describing the year to date as “very, very dry.”

Ompah, Morton and Kemptville. The new building contains 15,000 square feet and 5,900 sq. ft. of truck storage and loading dock space, including land and storage area, covers about 4.25 acres and has facilities to store hydro poles, a fuelling depot for trucks, a storage unit for conductor and other wire, a dead storage structure for snowmobiles and other equipment plus a helicopter pad and fuelling depot. When the company proposed to build a helicopter landing pad and construct a chain-link fence to encompass the 4.25 acre addition, it came under bitter attack from nearby subdivision homeowners. But at the time, Mr. Campbell stated that since taking over the hydro operation in September of 1978, there were only a half-dozen helicopter landings at the company’s main office. To appease disgruntled residents, upset by Ontario Hydro’s proposal to fence the entire operation with chain-link fence, the company presented the local planning board with six alternatives. The committee eventually agreed to accept Ontario Hydro’s proposal to fence in the site with a six-foot-high chain-link fence on three sides of the property, move or modify the suspension.” with a 20-foot buffer of trees on the subdivision side of the fence. BORN Closs - At the GWM Hospital, on Courier judged nation’s May 31, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. G.T. finest Closs of Lanark, a son. For the first time, The Perth Cordick - At the GWM Hospital, on June 12, 1960, to Mr. and Courier has won two national Mrs. Wallace Cordick of Perth, a community newspaper awards for excellence. The Canadian daughter. Newberry - At the GWM Hospi- Community News-papers Assocital, on June 13, 1960, to Mr. and ation announced the winners of Mrs. Douglas Newberry of La- its Better Newspapers Competition this week, and the Courier nark, a son. Noonan - At the GWM Hospital, won awards for best editorial on May 30, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. page and best special section. Judges determined the Courier P.R. Noonan of RR 7, Perth, a 150th anniversary supplement son. Siebel - At the GWM Hospital, published last year was the best on June 10, 1960, to Mr. and Mrs. of its kind in Canada. Former Manfred Siebel of RR 4, Perth, a Courier layout artist, the late Colin Sinclair, was the driving force daughter. behind the award-winning speDIED Armstrong - At the GWM Hos- cial section. In its circulation class, the Coupital, on Tuesday, May 31, 1960, rier was judged to have the best Hugh Holden Armstrong, in his 80th year, son of the late Mr. and editorial page among community newspapers in Canada. Mrs. Adam Armstrong.

pand its existing facilities at the corner of Drummond Street and Hwy. 7 at a cost of $1.3 million, residents of the area were “up in arms” over the proposal. Since that time, most of the obstacles encountered by Ontario Hydro with respect to homeowners’ objections have been overcome, and plans are afoot to hold an open house at the building by the end of this month. “We’ll hold an open house shortly, if the landscaping and paving are completed on time,” stated Ontario Hydro area manager Doug Campbell. The old building, which has since been demolished, was built in 1953, when Ontario Hydro had 6,000 customers and 26 employees in the Perth region. Currently, Ontario Hydro employs 119 people, including six construction crews, and services 19,000 customers in the Perth reOpen house soon gion. The Perth region consists of In 1979, when Ontario Hydro first made public its plans to ex- Lanark County and runs as far as

50 years ago

CTC safe found in river


olice Chief William Ritchie of Perth was notified by Det. Vaughan of the Ottawa Police Department that the safe stolen from the Canadian Tire Corp. on Sunday morning, June 5, had been located in the Ottawa River. It had been pried open and the small sum of silver removed. All papers and cheques were intact when the safe was found in shallow water.

Union Jack presented The Town of Perth was presented with a Union Jack at Monday night’s meeting of council, by L.O.L. No. 15, to commemorate the centenary of the Provincial Grand Lodge. The Union Jack will replace the flag over the mayor’s chair, and it is noteworthy that L.O.L. No. 115 donated a flag 25 years ago which now adorns the council chambers.

School board discusses recommendations At the regular meeting of the Perth and District Collegiate Institute Board on Friday night, the Internal Management Committee presented 10 recommendations for the approval of the board, each of which was thoroughly discussed before any action was taken. It was recommended that John

Wandler be appointed acting head of the mathematics department, effective September 1960, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Rodney Andrews. The school secretaries shall be paid the following rates per annum: Mrs. Ann Fournier, $3,300, and Mrs. John Fergus, $3,000, both school secretaries to be engaged on a 12-month basis and entitled to annual vacation periods. Students who have passed a Grade 12 examination with a passing mark of less than 60 per cent shall not be permitted to enrol for the corresponding subject in Grade 13 except on the recommendation of the collegiate principal. It was recommended that the principal should enforce regulation 60 - (1) which states that “a principal shall suspend a pupil for persistent truancy or opposition to authority, habitual neglect of duty, the use of profane or improper language, or conduct injurious to the morals of other pupils.” This would include the suspension of a pupil for the balance of the school year if he fails to pass his examinations due to lack of application to his studies. The regulations provide that “62 (1) when a pupil is suspended, the principal shall promptly notify the parent and the board. (2) The parent may, after consultation with the principal, appeal to the board, which may confirm, re-

Buchanan - At Capreol, Ont., on Tuesday, June 7, 1960, William J. Buchanan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Buchanan. Rogers - At the GWM Hospital, on Wednesday, June 15, 1960, Bert Rogers, in his 91st year, beloved husband of the late Sarah Dixon. The preceding was originally published in The Perth Courier of June 12, 1985 as the “25 years ago” news.

dent shortly after it happened. According to police, Foster was driving his 1984 Honda motorcycle west along Cty. Rd. 12 about 3:45 p.m. when the accident occurred. It appears the victim failed to negotiate a right-hand corner, lost control, crossed the road into the eastbound lane, broke off a guide post and entered the ditch. As a result of the impact, the vehicle, after colliding with the guide post, bounced back onto the westbound lane. Police indicated that the road was dry at the time and no inquest will be held.


Kerr - At the GWM Hospital, on June 9, 1985, to Phillip and Valerie Kerr of Perth, a son, Andrew Phillip. Parrish - At the GWM Hospital, on May 15, 1985, to James and Keitha Parrish of RR 1, Perth, a son, Travis Mackenzie. Rowland - In Kingston General Hospital, on June 5, 1985, to Peter and Sharon (nee Killingbeck) Rowland, a daughter, Amber Pearl. Summers - On May 22, 1985, to Brian and Penny Summers of RR 1, Mountain Grove, a daughter, Rebecca Shirley Ann.


Allan - In hospital, Ottawa, on Monday, June 10, 1985, Lloyd Calvard Allan, in his 37th year, beloved son of Alfred Allan and the late Joan May Calvard. Bevaart - At his home, Perth, on Sunday, June 9, 1985, Jack Bevaart, beloved husband of Phyllis May Polden. Dowdall - At the Hillsdale Manor, Oshawa, on Friday, June 7, 1985, Lorne Dowdall, dear son of the late Richard and Margaret Dowdall. Egan - In hospital, Smiths Falls, on Wednesday, June 5, 1985, Gerald E. Egan, in his 56th year, beloved husband of Audrey Whalen. Hart - At Montreal, on Monday, April 8, 1985, Betty Jane Edmison, wife of the late John Semple Hart. McKinnon - In hospital, Perth, on Monday, June 3, 1985, Hugh Osborne McKinnon, in his 82nd year, beloved husband of Mae Motorcycle mishap Fair. leaves one dead VanAlstine - In hospital, Perth, A tragic motorcycle accident on on Friday, June 7, 1985, Donald G. Saturday afternoon near McDon- VanAlstine, beloved husband of alds Corners claimed the life of a Jean A. Allen. 23-year-old Perth-area man. The preceding was excerpted Scott Norman Foster, of RR 1, Perth, was found by OPP officers from the front page of the June 12, lying near the scene of the acci- 1985 issue of The Perth Courier.

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A great track record runs in the family BY ANDREW SNOOK The Perth and District Collegiate Institute’s athletic banquet honoured many of the high school’s talented young athletes for the 2009-10 school year. But one in particular stood out, and that was Evelyn Scott. The 16-year-old won so many awards she was practically running laps from her seat to the awards table. Her father, Steve Scott, sat quietly in the background beaming with pride as his daughter collected medal after medal. “She’s done very well, whether it’s awards or being part of a team,” he said. “Being part of a team is part of a great high school experience.” Running and a passion for sports is rooted deeply into the Scott family tree. Steve is one of six brothers that ran competitively between 1959 and 1977 for PDCI. His oldest brother, Jim, set their family’s

first running record in the 200metre in 1959. Evelyn’s mother, Elaine, was also a runner in high school. Steve and his brothers collected a large number of awards over their time at PDCI, but the one he treasures most is the Stephen Roberts Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to one male and one female student each year. The recipient of this award must possess a high level of team spirit, and sense of fair play, combined with above average skill level. Evelyn was this year’s female award winner. Apart from her successful year of track and field, she finished sixth at the OFSAA track and field championships in the 400metre dash, she also ran crosscountry, and played senior girls volleyball. Evelyn’s volleyball team made it to OFSAA as well, but running is her true passion. “It’s the only sport; anything else is just a game,” she said.

Evelyn Scott, 16, was awarded the Stephen Roberts Memorial Trophy June 8 at the PDCI athletics banquet, an award her father Steve won File photo (left); Andrew Snook photo (right) in 1976 while attending PDCI.

Stingrays honour fallen swimmer at banquet BY LAURA MUELLER

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(Above) Anique Baillon and Taylor Dunlop shared the inaugural Nicole Wren Award, given in honour of an 11-year-old swimmer who was killed in a skiing accident in February. (Top right) During its banquet on Tuesday, June 8, the Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club honoured its most improved swimmers. From left: Laurel Price (Age Group), Connor Plant (Silver), Thomas MacMillan (Bronze) and Dahlia Hogue (Gold). Not pictured: Emma Besseau (Age Group Elite). (Bottom right) The Stingrays honoured the most valuable swimmers from each age category. Back row, from left: Dakota Plant (Age Group Elite), Olivia Ellard (Junior), Bailey Andison (Junior) and Adrian Forsythe (Age Group Elite). Front row, from left: Kaileen McGlade (Gold), Sarah Bell (Silver), Matthew McNames (Silver) and David Machan (Bronze).

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The Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club celebrated stellar performances by its athletes, while remembering a swimmer who is no longer with them. The first-ever Nicole Wren Award was handed out in memory of an 11-year-old member of the team who was killed on Feb. 4 during a skiing accident at Calabogie Peaks Resort while on a Stewart School trip. Stingrays coach Rod Agar reflected on the impact Wren had on him during his first few months as a coach with the Perth team: “I came away from it feeling like I’ve been a better coach and a better person having known this 11-year-old girl,” he said. “Everyone benefitted from her spirit.” The award honouring commitment to the team and a winning spirit was shared by Anique Baillon and Taylor Dunlop. The award will be given out annually, and there is no benchmark for how many people can receive it from year to year, Agar said. “We don’t want limitations on it,” he said. “Next year we’re hoping the whole team gets the award.” The Stingrays also handed out certificates for provincial qualifying times and plaques for the most valuable and most improved swimmers in each age level. While the banquet was a solemn occasion in memory of Wren, Agar also wanted to ensure swimmers were recognized for their achievements. “It was a season of ups and downs,” he said. “The tragedy in February took the wind out of our sails. It took us down. But they’re incredibly reslient.”

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THE BALL STOPS HERE Luke Venne, 4, gets ready to catch an incoming ground ball during a pre-game warm-up on June 14 at Conlon Farm. Teams play every Monday night at 6 p.m. Andrew Snook photo

Perth Golf Course in full swing As the warmer weather approaches, the golf course is bustling with excitement. The men’s St. Lawrence and Intersectional teams were decided this past weekend. Mike Fielding was the low qualifier for the men’s team and Bill Kelso claimed the senior position on the St. Lawrence team, which will travel to the United States this summer to represent the Perth Golf Course. The Wednesday Ladies have been experiencing all different types of weather so far this season. On June 9 the ladies braved 10 C temperatures. Norma Sweeney

Swinging Chic’s BY ARLYN MCMILLAN The Swinging Chic’s played nine holes of fun, stress-free golf at the Mapleview Golf and Country Club Thursday, June 3. It is great to see a combination of familiar and new faces joining us every week. Shirley Ingram was the putting champ with 14 putts. That’s the lowest this season. The 2010 tour nament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23. Kirsten, the tournament chairwoman, is looking for volunteers to help out at the event. The Swinging Chic’s tee off every Thursday at 8 a.m., all ladies are welcome.

and Nancy Dodds won the longest drives on holes 13 and two. Avis Brownlee was closest to the hole on eight, and Pam Nagle was closest to the frog on the 12th hole. Thanks to the sponsors for the evening Coldwell Banker & Paul Martin. Special thanks also go to Joanne Bennell and Julie Brady for the prizes. Bennell won the 50/50 and donated all her winnings to Relay for Life. On June 3 Allan Moncrieff captured the low gross honours for the senior men with a round of 80, followed closely by Andy Hall with 82. Skins for the day went to David Patterson, Bob Giroux, Martin Yates, Don Brown and Hall. The ladies held their match play qualifier on June 8, with Linda Wall and Shirley Barker sharing the Low Net Honours, and Lisa Hasler taking the Low Gross.

Tuesday Twilight The June 8 Men’s Tuesday Twilight League brought out 96 golfers. The evening was sponsored by the Perth Soft Cloth Car Wash and he brought lots of prizes including free car washes for the lucky winners. The format was a two-man best ball. Joe Jarbeau and Randy Cordick had a 35 on the front. Our new golf pro, Russ DaSilva, and Paul Moffatt scored a 33 on

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the back. Longest drives were by Ray Kilpatrick, Lionel Winch, Bill Kelso and Jeff Whitehead. Moncrief won the Burns Jewellers $100 gift certificate for closest to the pin on the eighth hole. Andy Davis won the Blue Wings tickets for the same feat on the 11th hole. The annual Cross Country night is scheduled on June 22 and there are a limited number of sports available. Call Ed and get your team registered.

The Doctors and staff at the Eye & Vision Clinic in Perth have a goal this summer – to keep children’s eyes healthy and protected from damaging UV rays. That’s why they’re celebrating the First Day of Summer on Monday, June 21, by giving away free sunglasses to children under the age of ďŹ ve. “Even parents who understand the need for sunscreen on skin are often unaware of the importance of sun protection for their children’s eyes,â€? say Drs. Bain and Mowbray. “Our goal is to keep kids’ eyes healthy.â€? “People get more ultraviolet (UV) exposure by the time they’re 16 than during the rest of their life. Studies show that children’s retinas absorb more harmful UV rays than those of adults. And while people are concerned about their own eye protection, they often forget about their kids’ eyes. Exposure to UV increases a child’s chances of developing cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.â€?

Friday Mixed League The I-Hate-Cooking Friday Night on June 11 brought out 32 golfers. A four-person scramble was the game of the evening. The team of Vickie Findlay, Brian Baker, Roy and Janice McFadden scored a 32. Long drives were made by Marilyn Burch, Ed Carnrite and Roy McFadden. We welcomed Brian Baker, who came all the way from Casselman to play, with an award for the third-longest drive. Pin prizes were won by June Taylor and Chris Drummond. This Friday night mixed league is for fun only. Golfers of all skill levels, members and green fee players, are welcome to participate. There is no fee to play in the league so come out and join us for an evening.

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Youth Action Kommittee of Perth and District



Annual General Meeting


Canadian Shield Executive Golf Course & Restaurant (New Menu) *Licensed under LLBO*

Open Thursday to Sunday 9am - 7 p.m. Call 613-279-Golf (4653) for pricing info

Weekly Specials Fridays


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Nachos $995 Saturays

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Please call Val Moore 613-279-1099 1041 Lodge Road (Hwy. 7 & Rd. 508, 10 km north to Ardoch Rd. - only seven minutes to Lodge Rd.)

is proud to offer the following programs:

Grappling & Sport Jiu Jitsu Cardio Kickboxing Shotokan Karate Little Warriors Karate

When: Sunday June 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: The Rideau Canal Museum, 34 Beckwith St., S., Smiths Falls. Cost: Free to all who pledge to donate their time to either the Rideau Canal Museum (RCM) or the Rideau Environmental Action League (REAL). Lunch Included. Pre-registration is a must by June 17. Spaces are limited so book early. Contact Lynn Preston at or 613 283-9500 for registration and more information. Funding provided by: 395720

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WEEK 1: July 5-9, 9 a.m. - noon $125 for those born in 1996-2001 WEEK 2: July 12-16, Small Ball Camp 9 - 10:30 a.m. $75 for those born in 2002-2005 WEEK 3: August 9-13, 9 a.m. - noon $125 for those born in 1996-2001

Week 1 and 3: $195 Our summer camp format is based on SKILLS, DRILLS, SKILL competitions, GAME PLAY, and most of all, FUN!

Invite you to join them for an exciting day Paddle a Voyageur Canoe to the Swale Tour the Rideau Canal Museum Learn how our local environment is influenced by our culture and vice versa.Experience how the locks work from the vantage point of a historic Voyageur Canoe. Join us as two of the region’s best wildlife experts tell us about the hidden jewels in our local wetlands.

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The major sports awards were handed out to Perth and District Collegiate Institute students on June 8 at PDCI. Tommy Somerville and Courtney Bell won the Gary Mahon Memorial Award, which presented to Grade 9 students who exemplify team spirit and sense of fair play while possessing average to above-average athletic skills. Montana Timmons and Chris Popplewell took home Junior Athlete of the Year awards, which are presented to outstanding athletes who possess positive attitudes and conduct on and off the field. Conner Bulley and Evelyn Scott won the Stephen Roberts Memorial Trophy for Grade 11 students showing a high level of team spirit and sense of fair play, combined with average to above

average skill level. Mark Marriner and Melissa Thomas won the Jennifer Lawton Memorial Trophy, which recognizes a graduating student who best illustrates the characteristics that Jennifer exhibited during her career at PDCI: determination, dedication, courage and a passion for life. The Colin Hood OFSAA Award was won by Bronwyn Hodgins and Thor Stewart. The award honours graduating students at each Ontario high school who have been committed to the success of school sport throughout their high-school career Drew Webster and Emily Kerr recieved the Coaches’ Award for athletes who possess positive attitudes and exemplary conduct on and off the field in one or more sports. The recipients must be in their graduating year, exemplify a high level of team spirit and fair play.



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6 p.m. Monday, 21 June YAK Youth Centre 1 Sherbrooke St. E.


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Students pose with their awards during the PDCI athletics awards banquet held on June 8 at PDCI. From left (back): Conner Bulley, Melissa Thomas, Montana Timmons, Courtney Bell. From left (front): Mark Marriner, Drew Webster, Emily Kerr, Thor Stewart, Bronwyn Hodgins, Evelyn Scott, Tommy Sommerville, Chris Popplewell.


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Community matters in the music scene


TENNANT Musical Musings back then, how the invention of the telegraph, as dated as it seems now, was monumental in allowing distant communities to be in touch to invite others to group band concerts and competitions. I would like to acknowledge the successful community partnership of the Canadian Federation of University Women and Stewart Park Festival, who recently presented the Priorities in support of mutual causes. As someone who has been part of the festival organizing committee forever and struggled for years to raise funds, I cannot thank the CFUW enough. Their dedication, organizing and generosity helped pull off a sold-out Best Dance Ever that saw a constantly busy dance floor mixing generations graciously. I was so proud at the strength of our community that night. The very next night I watched a full house of community members from across the valley come together to show their appreciation and support for a long-time fiddler from the area, Wade Foster, who held his first CD release. I ran into many old friends and acquaintances, young and old, all with a different reason for being there. Some were neighbours of Foster growing up who had seen him develop his sweet and strong fiddlin’ skills. Others were fiddlin’ aficionados who had watched him grow up through the various fiddle contests around the area while others knew him from some of the bands he’s been with. Trust a musician to turn a profitable self venture into a fundraiser for the local hospital

that saw over $3,000 raised, thanks to his musical cronies and local sponsors. I would heartily encourage people to give Foster’s Sounds Like Home CD a try. I especially enjoy the wide variety of strong, solid fiddling of his self penned songs – “Stewart Park” and “The Sunset Waltz” being my favourites. Foster’s musical friend John Wilberforce showed his multi-instrumental support in some tasty ways. I enjoyed a Sacred Hearts Church of Lanark – Funds for Haiti fundraiser in Carleton Place, arranged by one of Lanark’s best kept secrets, singer, Arlene Quinn, family and friends. It’s interesting how so many of the same faces seem to show up to offer their talents. Eddy Ashton, running on about three hours sleep, was there, playing most of the day. Ray Donaldson shared his always tasty pedal steel, backing everyone. Terry

“McKilt” Kittmer on drums, Maureen Young on keyboards and again Brad Scott on guitar all backed those who came to sing or play a few tunes. Perth’s Tony Leduc, who I’d seen playing at the Festival of the Maples the day before, was part of the musical offerings, as was Brock McNamee and an 11-year-old lass by the name of Charlotte Lake, who stole the show with her well-seasoned vocals. Jamie and Jeff McMunn, Andy Bowes, Johnny Spinks were great perennial crowd pleasers as was Arlene Quinn, wrapping up a successful event, all in aid of great cause. A couple of weekends ago, we joined forces with folks from all over to help mutual friends mud the walls of their timber frame straw bale home, miles out in the bush. As I sat on the second floor pressuring the mud through the

Perth Farmers’ Market

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Alpacas Orchid Festival Doors Open at Victory Farm June 19 & 20th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Just a short drive from the Orchids, drop by to meet the alpacas and browse the Victory Farm Store. Many in store specials and demos. Just 3 kms north of Watson’s Corners 613-259-0228 395477



Tay Gardens 20 Haggart Street Perth, ON

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Mississippi Berries is located 4.5 km north of Balderson on Hwy. 511 between Perth and Lanark. We will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the berry season. www.mississippiberries. 395662

Tay Valley Non Profit Housing Corporation

Annual General Meeting

“Tim Carter” Tim Carter, Chair Board of Directors

“I go to the Perth Farmers’ Market for the people and the produce. It’s one of my favourite ways to spend a Saturday morning, with a cup of organic coffee in hand, chatting with the farmers, seeing friends and filling up our bags with fresh, local produce. We’ve been coming to the market since we first moved to Perth a couple of years ago; it’s part of what we love most about our community.” Bonita Ford

pick your own and pre-picked berries



See ‘Community’, Pg. 13




meshed bales with my hands, my mind wandered and I listened to the mixer unable to block out the bird’s ongoing serenade. I reminisced how this type of construction had been the norm for many centuries all around the world and here we were performing the same type rituals that friends and community did back then, joining in to help provide shelter – one that will last for a lot longer than what has become the norm, these days. When someone questioned out loud where the tunes were, it seemed only fitting that someone picked up a banjo and entertained with a few songs. It was amazing how those lonely musical pickings transported me back generations so naturally. Yes, there is something about live music that helps rally the troops, whether it’s mudding



hough I’ve long been a believer in the strength of “community,” like most, there are times when existing views are challenged. Via some various events recently attended though, my faith in community has been recharged in a multitude of ways. Here are a few examples. We’re all Irish around St. Paddy’s Day, and I attended the second-annual Kitchen Party fundraiser at the Westport Legion in aid of the Westport Music Festival. Many interesting groups such as Plastic Patty, Romeria, Celtic at Heart, Celtic Rabble Band and String Tease, from around that locale donated their time, providing toe tappin’ and dance music to a full house. It was obvious how much work the musicians had put into providing unfamiliar, yet appropriate set lists complementing the green theme. It was nice to hear styles and variations not often heard. Perth’s Legion hall was the site of another St. Paddy’s Day party, where the packed to the rafters crowd were able to enjoy the country music stylings of Ed Ashton and his friends including a young guitar picker, Brad Scott from up Almonte way. A smattering of interspersed Irish standards had the crowd joining in. We were all part of the Irish community that day. The Perth Citizens’ Band presented its Swing Into Spring Concert at the Perth Legion to an appreciative crowd. Entertaining with a mixture of tunes from a variety of musical era’s and styles arranged for concert band made for some interesting listening. We are lucky to have so many local musicians from school age to senior citizens come together weekly to work on their various repertoires for no other reason than the love of making music. A perfect example is bandsman, Doug Arbuckle who celebrated his 88th birthday that day, having retired to Perth about 10 years ago following a long history with Ottawa Air Force Band. As a side note, I picked up the book Sound the Trumpet, written by Daphne Overhill about the Perth Citizens’ Band and have been enjoying its insights back into previous eras such as the bands beginnings in the early 1800s. For example, we forget,

Wednesday, June 23 • 9 a.m. Hands Auction Hall 5 km east of Perth on Cty. Rd. 10

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Balderson United Church • 5 p.m. Adults $5 ~ Children $2.50 • Second Servings ½ price

Local Entertainment Please bring a lawn chair Held inside in the event of rain Sponsored by St. Andrew’s and Balderson United Churches


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Recent local draw winners Perth Lions Club “300 Club” draw Winners in the Perth Lions Club “300 Club” draw for the week of June 12, 2010, were: Francis Mackler, Sandra Meldrum, Lilias Sweeney, Russell Deachman and Shayne Lunn.

Community matters in the music scene Continued from Pg. 12 walls in the middle of nowhere, marching for a cause, gathering to raise funds. And it’s also good to remember to thank those tireless troubadours who share their musical talents throughout our communities, usually gratis, be it in aid of a cause, a community celebration or just for the sheer joy of providing music that makes our world a better place. Thank you to musicians everywhere; It’s up to all of us to do our part to keep our communities vital, inviting, sharing, welcoming, accommodating, musical and safe. Speaking of sharing: if anyone has stories they would like to share from the past 20 years of Stewart Park Festival, (taking place on July 16, 17, 18 this year), the organizing committee would

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Society is a non-profit organization that houses at any given time 12 dogs and over 100 cats. Receiving no government funding from any level, the shelter must fundraise to ensure the animals in their care are loved and cared for until they find their forever-loving home. For more information please check out the shelter website,, email, call 613-283-9308, or come in to the facility, located at 253 Glenview Rd. Come on out and support LAWS! Submitted by the Lanark Animal Welfare Society.


love to have you submit them. Send them to me at: stevert@ Just a note also to keep Saturday, June 26 open for Jenny Whiteley’s fifth-annual Elphin Roots Festival, where an incredible assortment of indie musicians play in a lovely space nestled in the trees. Jim Bryson, Peggy White, Notre Dame de Grass, Luther Wright, Terry Joe “Banjo,” Doug Paisley, Joey Wright and the Jack Grace Band, to name a few, will be performing from 2 to 11 p.m. with food on site, vendors, arts and crafts, all in a kid-friendly environment. Tickets are $25 in advance, available at Shadowfax (67 Foster St., 1-800-518-2729), or $30 at the gate. Children under age 11 are free. For more information go to


The Studio Theatre announces our exciting 2010-2011 season! Enjoy 5 great shows for just $75! Oct. 14-17: An Evening of One Act Plays (plays to be announced) Dec. 9-19: The classic stage hit Harvey by Mary Chase

POSITION: HERITAGE ASSISTANT (YOUTH INTERN) The Town of Perth is seeking the services of an individual to fill the position of Heritage Assistant (Youth Intern). Reporting to the Heritage Manager/Curator, the Heritage Assistant (Youth Intern) will work with the Town’s Heritage Committees to establish a rationale for a Heritage District Designation in Perth, Ontario. Qualifications • Strong interest in heritage preservation and conservation • Administrative and Computer Skills - MS word, Outlook, Excel required • Museum Courses an asset • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Organizational skills • Ability to work independently • Are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment Note: As this position is funded under the Young Canada Works Program, further eligibility requirements apply. Please obtain a copy of the job description for a full list of requirements.

Feb. 3-13: The suspenseful I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley March 31-April 10: The heart-warming comedy You Say Tomatoes by Bernard Slade May 26-June 5: The Pulitzer Prize-winning Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

Work Performed: • To assist in the preparation of a Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guidelines • To encourage active public participation in the process • To provide research support for the development of the District • To assist in planning and advertising public meetings • To assist in the preparation of related reports and bylaw(s) • To assist with the notification process for the designation This is a 35 hour per week intern position for 24 weeks. The wage is $15.00/hr.

Regular advance tickets are $18. Get your Season Pass and enjoy all 5 shows for just $75! For details visit or call 267-SHOW Season Passes on sale at Tickets Please! 39 Foster Street Call 613-485-6434 or visit

Interested applicants are invited to submit a confidential résumé outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 4:00 p.m., 24th of June, 2010. Karen Rennie, Heritage Manager Town of Perth, 80 Gore St. E., Perth, ON, K7H 1H9 Phone: 613-267-3311 • Fax: 613-267-5635 Email: The Corporation of Town of Perth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Credit cards accepted




Exclusive Frank Lyman fashions, a light lunch and a relaxing afternoon at the Shipwreck at Rideau Ferry. Does this sound like a nice Sunday afternoon treat? If you said yes, then get your ticket today for the June 27 fundraising fashion show event for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. Put on by The Shipwreck at Rideau Ferry, and running from noon to 3 p.m., Marianne Style, of Smiths Falls will be featuring the Lyman (a Canadian designer) fashions on the restaurant’s patio. LAWS will also be on hand featuring information about the shelter. Tickets are $25 each and include the fashion show event, as well as a light lunch and non-alcoholic beverages. Dallas Kennedy, owner/operator of the Shipwreck, a LAWS supporter, is hoping this first ever event will turn into an annual one. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Marianne Style, 45 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls, 613283-6202, or call the Shipwreck, 613-264-0812 on Rideau Ferry Road. The Lanark Animal Welfare

The First Taste of Summer 21st Annual


Shipwreck puts on fundraising fashion show for shelter

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Community bulletin board for Perth and area

• The regular monthly meeting of the Butterfly Fan Club, Perth and district breast cancer support will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Perth Family Health Centre (33 Lewis St.). For information, call Carleen at 613-812-4474.

Monday, June 21 • The Active Seniors’ Koalition hosts Nintendo Wii bowling and other games from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fergusons Falls Hall. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Call 613-2595447 for information.

Wednesday, June 23

• St. Andrew’s and Balderson Friday, June 18 United churches hosts its 21st • The Royal Canadian Legion, annual strawberry social at 5 p.m., Branch 395 in Lanark will hold its featuring local entertainment. monthly euchre night at 7:30 p.m., Adults $5, children $2.50; second with a light meal and prizes. servings half price.

Saturday, June 19 • The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 395 in Lanark will hold its monthly birthday party starting at 2 p.m. with live, local entertainment; all musicians are welcome. Lunch will be served.

Thursday, June 24 • The Active Seniors Koalition hosts shuffleboard at Watson’s Corners Hall at 11 a.m., with a potluck social at noon. Call 613259-5447 for information.

Sunday, June 20

Saturday, June 26

• Fathers’ Day fish fry at the North Crosby Community Centre from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $12 per person or $6 for children aged five to 12; children under age five are free. Take out is available for pick up at 5 p.m. Take-out tickets must be purchased by June 19. Proceeds will go to facilities at Shillington Park. Tickets avail-able at Murphy’s. For info, call Lyla at 613-273-6480 or Don at 613-273-2721. • The Royal Canadian Legion,

• A turkey dinner with all the trimmings at North Crosby Hall at Shillington Park in Westport, hosted by Burridge-NewboroWestport United Church. There will be sittings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and take out available from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost for adults is $12 and the cost for children is $6. Advance tickets only, available by calling Marlene at 613-273-3094, Karen at 613-272-8055 or Marilyn at 613-273-6785.

• St. Andrew’s United Church, Lanark will host a barbecue and barn dance for all ages at Glengyle Farm (2208 County Road 511, between Balderson and Lanark). Come early to enjoy music by fiddlers and other local musicians, beginning at 3:30 p.m., followed by the barbecue from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., a talent auction from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and the barn dance beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults or $6 for children ages seven to 12

Sunday, June 27 • The Lions Club Jamboree will take place at the Lions Club Hall, at Halton and Arthur streets. It will start at 2 p.m. and our vol-

unteer musicians will provide an afternoon of music and dancing. A home-cooked buffet meal will be available for $12 per person. For info please contact Lion Nelda Wark at 613-259-5549. • Joint supper hosted by Sacred Heart Parish, St. Columbkill’s and St. Patrick’s Parsh from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Foy Hall in Lanark. A ham and turkey buffet meal, $12 per plate, $6 for children age six to 10, age five and under free. • The 164th Anniversary of Elphin Presbyterian Church will be held at 11 a.m. Guest speaker Rev. Bob Hill. Lunch to follow. • The Crawford Cemetery memorial service

Memorial Service

Monday, June 28 • The Studio Theatre annual general meeting to be held at the theatre (63 Gore St. E.) on at 7 p.m. All welcome. • The Maberly Agricultural Society monthly meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Maberly Community Hall. New members and volunteers welcome. For info, call Wayne Wesley at 613-268-2895.

All Major Drug Plans Accepted Prescription Services 20% Seniors’ Discount last Tuesday of the Month

Pine Grove Cemetery Sunday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. Please bring your own lawn chair. In event of rain, service to be held in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Lanark

will be held at 2 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Bob Hill. Please bring a lawn chair. In case of rain the service will be held in the Elphin Presbyterian Church.


Thursday, June 17

Branch 395 in Lanark will host a “hearty man’s breakfast” for Father’s Day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be a gift for every father attending.


To advertise a non-profit community event, e-mail events@ and we would be happy to include it in the Community Bulletin Board as space allows.

Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located beside the GWM Hospital 39 Drummond Street West, PERTH 613-267-2110


JULY 5 TO 21 Thousand Islands Secondary School

Site Principal David MacDonald Telephone: 613-342-1127 After July 5 ~ 613-342-1100


Rockland District High School


Site Principal Olga Grigoriev Telephone: 613-446-7347

The Corporation of the Town of Perth is seeking letters of interest from qualified trade contractors for the above noted project.

General Vanier Intermediate School

Site Principal Rob Currier Telephone: 613-933-5500

Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute

Site Principal Sharon Halladay Telephone: 613-345-5552 After July 5 ~ 613-283-0288

Pleasant Corners Public School

Site Principal Jason Palmer Telephone: 613-525-1066 After July 5 ~ 613-678-2030

Frank Hummell,

Principal of Continuing Education

Summer Semester courses include…

The project consists of renovations and alterations, including new roof, misc. pool and HVAC equipment changes and upgrades, cosmetic work, minor plumbing and electrical.

3Remedial 3Co-operative Education Credits


3Reinforcement for Grades 7/8 & 9/10 3On-Line/New Credit 3Credit Recovery 3Transfer

Work is to start in August and be substantially complete by September 10, 2010. Tender documents will be available to qualified trade contractors that express interest in writing (by fax or e-mail) to the head office of Guy Saumure & Sons Construction Ltd. A trade contractor may be required to provide references of similar sized projects to demonstrate qualifications.

Visit for registration information or call our Summer Semester Hotline at 1-866-615-1233

Bids will be received on the date and time noted for each trade. Lowest or any bid not necessarily accepted.

Students can talk to their guidance teacher or current principal to learn more about UCDSB Summer Semester programs.

Questions or inquiries should be addressed to the construction manager (in writing): Chris Saumure Guy Saumure & Sons Construction Ltd. 91 Cornelia St. W., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 5L3 Phone: 613-283-0737 • Fax: 613-283-3691 395470

Registrations are being accepted now!


Transportation is provided from established collection points.


Greg Pietersma, Chair

David K. Thomas, Director


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$274,900. Nature lover’s dream: recently renovated 4 bdr, 4 season home/cottage on Big Clear Lake, near Maberly. Wonderful, bright and roomy home. Hardwood, new bthrs, appliances, propane stove and roof. Large wrap around deck. Gradual, sandy entry to lake. Move in and enjoy beautiful view and sunsets. Vicki Behn-Belland 613-257-8856

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$249,000. Cute & cozy 6 yr-old winterized 2 bdr W/F log cabin: 2.19 acres, 150’ on Pike River, leads into Pike Lake. Open plan: pine cathedral ceiling, radiant floor heat, propane FP, big scr porch. Dock. Bell ExpressVu. Swimming, fishing. Great getaway, not far from services, shopping. Good rental income. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

NE Hailey McPherson, 8, gets a butterfly painted on her face during the 10th anniversary of Oxford Linens. All proceeds from the face painting, flower arranging and lavender sales were donated to the Interval House. Andrew Snook photo

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$229,900. Upper Rideau Lake, 15 min/ Perth, 10 min/Westport. True old fashioned cute &cozy, 2 bdr, 3-seas open-concept cottage, 108’ beautiful, clean, clear WF w stone/rock point. Inspired award-winning maple baseball bat: THE SAM BAT. Large screen porch overlooks lake. Great swimming, boating. Incredible views. Sold as-is. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

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Coldwell Banker Rideau Heartland Realty Ltd.

$219,900. Move in & enjoy: open-plan 2 bdr, 3-season cottage, Little Silver Lake, Perth/Westport. Fully furnished & equipped. Cathedral ceiling, lots of windows, woodstove, bright kitchen, 3pc bath. 3 decks, screen gazebo. Big bunkie/ storage bldg. Beautiful lake views. Great swimming & boating. Excellent rental revenue. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

$179,900. 40 min/ to Kanata: spacious 5 bdr country home or weekend retreat, built 1912, many updates: reverse osmosis water syst, incl UV(09),water pump(10),sump pump(08),water heater(09). Great for large family. Fam rm with stone FP, library, rec. room. HS Internet. Tall pines. Crown land at rear of property. A beautiful, peaceful spot. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

$30,000. Low cost, great value: bright and roomy 2 bdr, full bath, open concept mobile home plus sunroom TO BE MOVED. 1995 Cobra 38x12 Mobile home, and 2007 28x11 sunroom. Includes full size fridge, gas stove, propane HWT, furnace, water cooler, and platform bed. Good Storage. Vicki Behn-Belland 613-257-8856


23 Beckwith St. N., Suite 203, Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2B2

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Sat., June 19 • 1-2 p.m. 4137 Highway 43 North Elmsley Twp. 3 bedroom with full finished lower level, inground pool, bamboo flooring, new oil furnace and oil tank in 2010. $199,900. MLS# 753716

149 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls 3 bedroom all-brick home in town, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, den/family room, covered porch, C/A, gas heat. $125,000. MLS# 762862



435 Highway 29, Rideau Lakes Twp. Great family home with 3+ bedrooms, 3 baths, finished rec room with woodstove, bar/games room, inground pool, basketball court, 2+ garage with loft, m/f laundry + more!!! $259,900. MLS# 756724

33 Station Rd., Rideau Lakes Twp. 4 bedroom home on 2.25 acres abutting the Cataraqui Trail. Living room with woodstove, den/ toy room. $160,900. MLS# 751577

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” Sigmund Freud

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Members of the Marshall family gather on one of the new play structures at St. John Elementary School to celebrate their donation of $6,400 to the St. John Let Them Be Kids playground project. The family matched all donations during the critical final two weeks of the fundraising drive. From left: principal Terri Brady, Paige Marshall, Heather Marshall, John Marshall and Alexander Marshall. Laura Mueller photo


613-283-6666 Independently owned and operated brokerage

191 Miners Point Road Newer home, deeded water access to Rideau Lake system $354,900 MLS® 083182803371900

38 R14 Big Rideau Lake Executive waterfront with amazing features, 1 hour to Ottawa $1,388,800 MLS®083182803392406

Pauline Aunger Broker of Record

The talented artists and artisans will open their studios to welcome you. Studios will be open from 10am to 5pm , Saturday and Sunday. A free brochure will guide you throughout the beautiful Rideau Lakes region, and is available from local stores and restaurants or online at For brochure or more information contact 613-359-5947 or 613-928-3041.

4585 King Fish Bay Quality custom built home in a quiet bay on the Rideau $464,500 MLS®083183105107116


133 Miners Point Road 3 bedroom home with deeded access to Big Rideau $374,500 MLS®091191102012901

26 R5 Rideau Lake Cottage on 3 acres of pristine waterfront $399,500 MLS® 083182803371900

900 Cliffview Lane Sandy beach waterfront - Bass Lake $224,500 MLS® 091191102012901

46/48 R12 Big Rideau Lake 2 bedroom bungalow full bsmt with great waterfront $309,500 MLS® 201046239

107 Penny Lane • Rideau Lake Beautiful 3 bdrm open concept home with amazing shoreline $650,000 MLS®083183904403105

129 Pointview Lane • Rideau Lake Open concept full finished walk out bsmt. $374,500 MLS® 091990801537428

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A wonderful variety of interesting artists and artisans will be showing their latest works. Exciting paintings in watercolour, acrylic, oil and pastel await your viewing. Hand woven items, decorative stone work, pottery, decorative painting and much more can be found on this years tour including two new stops. To help celebrate the 12th anniversary, surprise guest artists, will be at some studios.

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Spectacular home on parklike lot in Almonte. Call for a private viewing. $879,900

12.25 acres on paved road with gated entrance and many areas to build on. Quiet location, ideal for getting away! $79,900 • mls# 761418

Picture perfect! 19 acres with immaculate bungalow. Lots of hardwood and ceramic flooring. Move-in condition. Call Marly. $379,900 • mls# 762160

Newly renovated open concept, 3 bedroom. Stylish kitchen and bath, huge deep lot. Affordable! $168,900 • Exclusive

3+1 bedroom, pool and hot tub, premium lot backing onto school play area. $399,900 • mls# 755104

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2+1 bedroom bungalow in a great location. Hardwood, 2-car garage, finished lower level. $269,900 • mls# 760203

Upgraded, premier bungalow with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths – fantastic curb appeal. $339,900 • mls# 760117

5.57 acres on Mississippi Lake includes multiple rental units. $589,900 • mls# 757838

8+ acres of maple bush on Taylor Lake. 3 bedrooms and inground pool. $450,000 • mls# 758271

Affordable 1 bedroom condos in clean, quiet building close to County Fair Mall. $72,000 • mls# 754351

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SOLD 3 storey condos. Only 2 left, both 2 bedroom + loft area. Good layout and space. $78,000 • mls# 754393

Various condos ranging in style from 2 bedroom 2 storey to 2 bedroom bungalow style. $69,900 • mls# 754410

Treed building lots in the Village of Franktown. Area of great homes. $69,900 • mls# 714087

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo with central air and all appliances. $1,500 per month. $1,500 per month • mls# 752774

Call Jeff Wilson for your “SOLD SIGN” today. $224,900 • mls# 758537

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Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church

25 Gore Street West Rev. Alan P. Boyd, M.A,, Th.M. Director of Music: Brad Mills, B.Mus., A.R.C.C.O

Rev. Alan



St. James The Apostle Anglican Church Drummond & Harvey Street 613-267-1163 •

St. Augustine’s of Drummond Anglican Church, Cty. Rd. 10 & Richardson Rd. 2nd and 4th Sunday, Eucharist 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, St. James, Perth 10 a.m. BCP Said Service


“For thus saith the high and loy One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Isaiah 57:15

144 Gore St. E., Perth Everyone is welcome!

Father’s Day Services Sunday, June 20

9:00 - 9:55 a.m. N.I.N.E. Worship (Nursery & Children’s Church available) 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

Sunday Meetings 9:30 a.m. Breaking of Bread 11:15 a.m. Sunday School 7:00 p.m. Gospel Meeting Wednesdays - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

First Baptist Church 17 D’Arcy Street, Perth • 613-267-2023 Seeking, Serving & Sharing Our Saviour Minister: Rev. Frank Morgan, B.A., B.D.

Drummond & North Sts. Minister: Rev. Marilyn Savage; Organist: Ann Savage

Last general meeting of the summer

Sunday, June 20 10:30 a.m. - Morning worship. Rev. Frank Morgan. Sermon: “No Unopened Gis”(1st Corinthians 12: 1-13) Nursery provided. All welcome. Wednesday, June 23 7:00 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer Next Community Dinner: Saturday, June 26, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Donations accepted. Need a ride? 613-267-2023



Sunday, June 20 11:00 a.m. - Worship service and Sunday school multi-age program. Nursery available. Coffee hour Friday mornings 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please check the website for info on youth group, Bible studies and other ministries, Audio loop system • 613-267-2481 A warm welcome to all!

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Our last general meeting for the summer is on Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Please attend as your input is important to us and to the Legion as a whole.

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Steven and Linda Mills join Christine and Bob Brady in a fantastic Legion sports foursome during the annual Golf for Kids fundraiser held at Mapleview Bid euchre continues each Golf and Country Club on recently. The fundraiser earned about Tuesday and Thursday evening $8,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County. Rosanne Lake photo

33 Wilson Street West, Perth

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NEW LISTINGS and just across the rd from Conlon Farm Recreational Area. Well maintained 3+1 br bungalow w/finished basement w/bedroom, rec rm w/kitchenette and laundry. 91 Cockburn St. - Walking Large back yard and carport. distance to downtown Perth 5 appliances included. Al Rideau Lake – South facing, 360 ft of deep clean water, steep approach, bedrock and well treed. Hydro at lot line. Come build you dream home on 2+acres of privacy with a fabulous vista. $225,000. MLS# North Shore Rd, Upper 762688. Al

PRISTINE Sunday, June 20 1-2:30 p.m. 105 Pike Lake Road 11, Tay Valley - $369,900 - Pristine waterfront, excellent swimming, boating, fishing. Level, walk in water, great for children, quiet private bay. 3 brs on mn level with large kitchen, spacious eating area, tremendous view from lrg deck. Walk out lower level close to lakes’ edge. Large family room on lower. 2 car detached garage, 15 mins. to Perth. 613-464-1000. MLS# 744814. Your host: Randy

Saturday, June 19 1-2:30 p.m. 20 Grant St - $164,900 -

2 plus br home. Large lot. Great home to raise your family in. Eat in kitchen, spacious living dining area, main flr br or office/tv room. 2 brs on 2nd level. Sit on your front porch and enjoy the sunset, walking distance to Conlon Farm. 613-4641000. MLS# 753455 Your Host: Randy


15 Clyde St. – Nice 3 br home in a great neighbourhood.

Wood flooring throughout. Main floor kitchen, dining, living w/gas stove for cosy evenings and family rm w/walkout to back yd. Bathrm updated 2009, newer windows, a/c, gas furnace. $162,500. MLS#759692. Bridget

main street of downtown Perth. Ideal for office/home based business, com/res zoning. 3 bdrm 2 bath home with much of original character retained. Beautiful gourmet kitchen w/screened porch off side entrance. Wood floors, high ceilings and wood trim throughout most of home. $222,000. 149 Gore St. E, Perth – MLS# 761858. Bridget Beautiful character home on

706 North Shore, Christie Lake Rd. – 2 br home on nice bush lot. Open concept kitchen and dining area.

High ceilings in family room with cosy woodstove. Large master br with room for sitting area. Second br has balcony. Good sized rooms well laid out on quite road. Walking distance to Christie Lake. All the benefits of country living close to Perth. Bridget. MLS# 758746. $189,000.

Great starter home includes main floor kitchen and living room. Back ad-dition has second bathroom and laundry. Nice sized yard w/single car garage and other storage/shop. Easy walking to schools and downtown. $149,900. 80 Harvey St. - Cute 3 br MLS# 757693 Bridget. home in the heart of Perth. town. Original wood flooring and ceramic tile in kitchen. Lots of character. Sweet clawfoot tub and wain-scotting in main bath. High ceilings, good sized rooms, potential for more room in the attic. Charming back stairs. Great home for a family. Many updates include roof 2008 and street sewer connection 2009. Single car garage, great yard. Come make this your new home! $148,000.

127 Chambers St., Smiths Falls MLS #755198. Bridget. – 4 br brick home on large lot in


of Passing of a Zoning By-law 1382834 Ontario Inc, 489 Crozier Rd, Con 1, Pt Lot 2 (Bobs Lake) Geographic Township of South Sherbrooke TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Tay Valley Township passed By-law No.10-047 on the 1st day of June, 2010, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter P.13. AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the by-law by filing with the Clerk of Tay Valley Township not later than the 1st day of July, 2010, a notice of appeal setting out the reasons for the appeal, and accompanied by the fee required by the Ontario Municipal Board. AND TAKE NOTICE that only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or group on its behalf. AND TAKE NOTICE that no person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. THE SUBJECT LANDS are not the subject of any other applications under the Planning Act. AN EXPLANATORY NOTE of the purpose and effect of the by-law, describing the lands to which the by-law apply, and a Key Map showing the lands to which this by-law applies is attached hereto. The complete by-law is available for inspection in my office during regular office hours. The Purpose and Effect of By-law No. 10-047 The proposed change in zoning will affect approximately .23 ha of land, situated at 489 Crozier Rd, Pt Lot 2, Con. 1 in the Geographic Township of South Sherbrooke (Bobs Lake). The purpose of this amendment is to change the zoning of the property from Tourist Commercial (CT-3) to Residential (R-1). The amendment would rezone a lot addition to Residential to match the parcel it is being added to. The effect of the amendment would be to satisfy a condition of severance for the lot addition. Area Affected by this By-law TO: Residential (R-1) ZONE FROM: Tourist Commercial (CT-3) ZONE


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Exciting Asbury Free Methodist Church

Guest Speaker: Dean Babcock

Get your tickets early for the Ladies Auxiliary hip of beef barbecue on Saturday, June 26. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Don’t wait and take a chance of missing out on this scrumptious barbecue. There will be entertainment in the lounge beginning at 2 p.m. For information, call 613-2649050 or 613-259-2257. Also, come and enjoy the Friday evening barbecues with hot dogs and hamburgers from 4 to 6 p.m.


Sunday, June 20: St. James, Perth 8 a.m. - Said Service St. James, Perth 10 a.m. - Sung Eucharist


Auxiliary barbecue this Saturday

Where we Believe, Belong, Become Rev. Doug Stiller - Interim Pastor Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning worship 160 Wayside Dr., RR 6, Perth, ON Church: 613-267-3295 See Web page for details of programs -


Sunday, June 20 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship. 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Community Dinner Saturday, June 19 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Birthday bash goes out with a bang for the summer The last birthday jamboree was well attended and appreciation goes to all the musicians who volunteered: Clay Young, Lloyd Brunton, Billy Barnes, Harry Adrain, Mark Hannah, Gary Barr, Rick Legree, Clarence Frailic, Dave Brown, Bob Livinston, Mary Clapp and yours truly. Thanks also to Marc Maynard and his gang for the food. See you back in September.

St. Paul’s United Church 396255

confidence, to radiate joy, to express affection and affirmation to our partners, daughters and sons. When we are so consumed with making a living, we are seen as distant, unhappy grouches, We deny who we were created to be, and hurt those nearest to us. The apostolic directive contained in the Bible is, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; Instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” And again, “Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.” Happiness is a need. If we are going to avoid exAsbury Free Methodist asperating and embittering our kids, it is imperative that we live Religion Today the happy way. Every day. We must see our existence through the eyes of faith, and not allow exhaustion and frustration to drain our enthusiasm. Happiness is possible. You and I may not have all the personal, emotional resources to live the happy way; but when God’s Spirit is allowed to manage us, we certainly can be happy men. “The fruit of the Spirit,” the Bible affirms, “is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, in the lounge at faithfulness, gentleness and selfcontrol.” Our kids and grandkids 7 p.m. Enjoy a safe won’t complain about us if we 244 Legion Scene and fun filled have those characteristics. So let me again wish you a “To belong is to serve” summer. Happy Father’s Way! Lest we forget.

That is not a blatant typo, a very obvious spelling error in the title. I really meant to say “way” not “day.” Happy Father’s WAY! When we offer a wish for a happy Father’s Day, the expressed desire is for the particular dad to bask in recognition and be happy all day for that one day, because generally – at least to his family – he hasn’t come across as being very happy. Many fathers fail the happiness test. That is why I want to wish fathers a “Happy Way!” And, being a father and grandfather myself, I want to live the happy way. Happiness is a choice. God made us, dad, to project


Happy father’s way

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Those creepy crawly caterpillars


ust when it seemed that all of the shrubs and trees in our neighbouring landscapes were blessed with one of the best blossom seasons in a long time, along come a whole herd of munchers to undo this fruiting potential. While periodic outbreaks of native insects in our forest canopy have occurred historically at various times, this depletion has been even more noticeable in many areas of late with the advent of several European pests. The native forest tent caterpillar and the eastern tent caterpillar are recurring plagues that Outdoors have, in the past, varied in intensity. Most outbreaks peak, on the average, every ten to twelve years. Whole areas of forest number of deciduous forest, and parkland and long sections shade, and fruit trees are ravaged of windbreaks are completely along with ornamental shrubs. defoliated at these times. A large The destructiveness of tent



caterpillars is often more apparent than real. The unsightly appearance of the web-like nest of the eastern tent caterpillar and the leafless landscape brought on by hordes of both species of these voracious pests is worrisome to forester, farmer, and urban landowner alike. Thankfully, unless further stressed by a prolonged drought or other ailment, most trees recover. While both species of tent caterpillars hatch from bands of eggs cemented to and completely encircling the twig, unlike its eastern relative, the forest tent caterpillar does not form a tent. Instead they make a silken mat on the tree trunk or a large branch where they gather to rest or molt. Tent caterpillars can be recognized by their single row of white spots bordered on each side with a slate-blue stripe.

One destructive caterpillar that was accidentally introduced to North America in 1869 and, since 1981, has been infesting forested areas in eastern and southern Ontario is the gypsy moth. The caterpillar of this pest, that is capable of destroying a square foot of leaves every 24 hours, has a more hairy appearance than the tent caterpillar. When small it looks almost black and when two inches long shows a double row of dots along its back, five pairs of blue and six pairs of red. Gypsy moths emerge after over-wintering from egg masses that resemble small pieces of chamois that have been attached to the underside of branches, tree cavities, and under rocks and dead limbs. The egg-laying females emerge from dark reddish pupae in late July or early August. These fe-

An artistic walk on the wild side BY SUSIE OSLER Those looking to take a walk on ‘the cultural wild side’ will take delight in two art events happening this weekend. Kiwi Gardens’s annual Art in the Garden is a two-day garden art extravaganza set amidst 10 landscaped acres just west of Perth. The event, taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20, showcases an eclectic range of handcrafted work in stone, clay, metal, wood and recycled materials. Kiwi Gardens’ reputation for growing and selling fine perennials and for combining art within the landscape make it a very popular destination for

people who appreciate the beauty of gardens, plants, and art. Amidst gardens in full bloom, visitors will find kinetic garden sculptures, functional garden ornament and fine garden furniture as they stroll along the meandering paths at Kiwi. Artists will be present all weekend long displaying and selling their work. Great food and live music further add to the celebratory mood at this event that people love. Visitors to Kiwi just might also notice some large orange and green ‘Hares and Squares’ at the gate. This work, created by Real and Barbara Eguchi, was made for, and installed at Fieldwork last year. Fieldwork is delighted to be able to once again exhibit Hares

and Squares for the summer in this new and different setting. Last summer, visitors to Brooke Valley may remember seeing them running through a certain field on Old Brooke Road that has now become the site for the rural, public art project known as Fieldwork. New works by invited artists are created each season and the opening for Fieldwork’s two new summer installations is this Sunday, June 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. Memory, place, and ‘the small moments in life’ are celebrated in Badges for Brooke Valley an installation by Brooke Valley native Flower Lunn, who is currently completing a bachelor of fine arts degree in Montreal. Her “pavilions” combine textiles,

Upper Canada Book Fair next week If you love to read and you love history, then mark the weekend of June 26-27 on your calendar. Come to the Upper Canada Book Fair and enjoy an engaging event where you’ll meet some famous authors, hear them tell their stories, listen in on their panel discussions and get autographed copies of their books. This two-day event is being hosted at ECOTAY Education Centre, a series of beautifully restored period barns and original homestead built by the Ritchies, one of the first Scottish emigrant families to Perth who settled the Upper Scotch Line in 1816. The Cow Barn is a magnificent space where books will be on display and for sale. The Horse Barn is home to an expansive stage and seating area, where the talks will take place. The Pig Barn Café is a warm and cozy spot to rest, chat and have a cup of coffee and a snack. Upper Canada was the name given to the province of Ontario from 1791-1841. As the name suggests, the Upper Canada Book Fair is an event about this province’s history as told by many different voices. You can peruse through new books, used books, rare books and digitalized old books. There will be 20 authors in attendance award-winning Canadian history writers, renowned military historians, historic novelists, academic historians and local self-published writers. Saturday’s sessions will focus on specific themes such as family histories; heritage gardening; women in history and community histories with stories about the early settlement of the Scottish, Irish, English among others, and the resulting day-to-day struggle for survival. Saturday’s authors include Charlotte Gray, Janet Uren, Susan Code; Glenn Lockwood; Edwinna von Baeyer; Dianne Graves; Rick Roberts, Carol Ritchie; Terry Currie and Michael Vance. A highlight on Saturday will be a presentation by Charlotte Gray on her book Sisters in the Wilderness that describes the life of two sisters and English

gentlewomen Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill who wrote a series of classic books about their struggles to survive in the wilds of Upper Canada. Sunday’s outline covers the Rideau Canal; military history and historical fiction. There will be sessions on military history, the battles between United States and Britain, the uniforms worn, and further brought to life through demonstrations and military reenactment. In eastern Ontario, these military battles led to the Duke of Wellington’s second line of defense and the construction of the Rideau Canal The Upper Canada Book Fair is to be held on the same weekend as the World Record Kilt Run when on the Saturday evening, over 1,200 runners will participate in a 5-mile run on the closed-off streets of downtown Perth. To appeal to these Scotts enthusiasts, there will be presentations on Sunday about famous Scottish emigrants to Upper Canada, including Sir John A. MacDonald and Archibald McNab. As well, Michael Vance from St. Mary’s University will give a presentation on his upcoming book Imperialistic Immigration – The Scottish Settlers of the Upper Ottawa Valley 1815 to1840. Sunday’s authors include Donald E.Graves, Vic Suthren, Rene Chartrand; Michael Vance; Gavin Watt; David Mulholland; Kevin Gray; Craig McCue; Roy MacSkimming; Ed Bebee and Ken Watson. So, be sure to come out and partake in this rare opportunity to meet so many brilliant minds, all gathered together in one place – the pastoral setting of Ecotay’s restored heritage site with its landmark red barn doors. Tickets are $25 for two days; and $15 for one day. ECOTAY is located a few minutes west of Perth, at the corner of Menzie’s Munro Side Road and the Upper Scotch Line. For more information call Michael Glover at 613-267-6391, email him at michaelglover@, or visit Submitted by the EcoTay Education Centre.


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wood, text, embroidery, and gifts for visitors. In the forest adjacent to the field where Lunn’s pieces stand, Dan Nuttall’s Bewilderness invites intrepid visitors to take a surreal journey through the dark inner chambers of a tree plantation (or is it our minds?). Fieldwork provides an interesting counterpoint to the cultivated beauty of Kiwi Garden’s landscape. Part of an old subsistence farm, the small field is quiet, open, unassuming, and off the beaten track. It’s a great place to stroll across a field, take in the sky, the trees, the sounds, and the curious art-work in the midst of it all. Kiwi Gardens and Fieldwork are located 15 minutes apart and postcards/brochures for each will be available at both sites. More information about these events can be found at www.kiwigardens. ca (for Art in the Garden at Kiwi) and at (for fieldwork). Submitted by Fieldwork and Art in the Garden.

male moths are white in colour with some black marks on the wings. Unable to fly, the females remain near the place of their discarded pupal cases, attracting the brownish coloured males by means of an emitted scent. Because of the females’ relative immobility, gypsy moths rely on their dispersal to other areas by several innovative means. The young caterpillars are borne aloft on a silken thread by the wind and the egg masses are laid on movable objects such as trailers, boats, camping equipment, and trucks used in logging operations. While gypsy moth larvae will attack coniferous trees, when we see evergreens turning brown or losing their needles, we are more inclined to think of the spruce budworm or its relative, the jack pine budworm, as the cause. This with good reason, for periodic outbreaks of these native forest pests have, since 1984 alone, caused the defoliation of up to 12.3 million hectares of prime spruce and pine forests in Northern Ontario. Combined with the alien gypsy moth, these pests form the big three in potential danger to Ontario’s forested land. Incidentally it was because of this destructive trio, that the nontoxic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) was used to spray highly infested areas of the province beginning in 1986. And as if we didn’t have enough woodland woes, another introduced pest showed up in stands of jack pine. It’s the European pine sawfly. A small green caterpillar, it’s a remarkable look alike to the budworm family. A glaring example of this menace was evident in our nine-year-old stand of jack pine. It resembled a plantation of last season’s dried discarded Christmas trees. And to make matters worse, many of the nesting birds had their camouflage needle cover removed, leaving them vulnerable to avian and mammal predation.

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2003 ROCKWOOD ROO Hybrid trailer. 21’ mini-van towable, dry weight 2,700lbs. Sleeps six comfortably. Refrigerator, stove, microwave, outdoor BBQ, heated mattresses, AM/FM radio/CD player, outdoor shower, furnace, 3-piece bath, 2 roof fans. Excellent storage, very bright. Very clean, well maintained. Gas system certified 2010. Extras include: Class 3 reese hitch (with load levellers/anti-sway bar), Patty-O-Room, screened room, solar battery charger and bedding. $10,500. Call Ed at 613-433-2855 (weekdays) or 613-4325789 (evenings and weekends) for more info.

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2003 DODGE SX2.0 looking for a good home. This vehicle is an automatic with power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, remote start, 60/40 fold-down rear seats and trunk light. It comes with good tires, 2 of them new. It also comes with excellent winter tires mounted on original sport rims. This car runs beautifully, gets between 34 and 38 mpg and has no rust. Engine has only 58,000 km on it. Front end and rear suspension as well as brakes recently replaced. Asking only $3K. For a chance at this reliable little machine, call Bob @ 613-257-7862. R. THOMSON Automotive Sales & Service Toyotas and Domestic Vehicles E-Tested and Certified Financing OAC 613-267-7484 91 Drummond St. West Perth, Ontario

Heavy-duty trailer, MOTORCYCLES 11’x4’, with loading ramp on back. $1,000. 2004 Harley Davidson 613-264-0188. FXST Softail. Lots of chrome. 10,600 km. HOT TUB (spa) cov- Must be seen. ers. Best price, best $12,900. 613-264quality. All shapes and 8659, leave message. colours available. Call 1-866-652-6837. www. MOVING SALE, many items to sell. Maple table set, sofa, office desk, filing cabinet, master bedroom set, all good condition. For more information call Sandra, Almonte, 613686-5536. SCOOTER SPECIAL 25% Off Select Models Buy/sell Stair lifts, Porch lifts, Scooters, Bath lifts, Hospital beds, etc. Call SILVER CROSS, 613-2313549. TRAILER, set up on campground on Tay River. Everything included. French Provincial dining room set. 613278-0776 or 613-2644977. WHITE CEDAR LUMBER, decking, fencing, all dimensions, rough or dressed. Timbers and V-joints also available. Call Tom at McCann’s Forest Products, 613-628-6199 or 613-633-3911.


NICE 14’ CANOE, 2 paddles, dolly, life jacket, $250. 613-8123312.




HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Free course if you organize a group, exams available. Wenda Cochran, 613-2562409. HOUSES FOR SALE

A Mississippi waterfront furnished 3 bedroom home. Heavily-treed acre. Huge shop/garage. Open weekends. Gerry Hudson, 1-613449-1668, Sales Representative, Rideau Town & Country Realty Ltd. Brokerage.

PERTH AREA: Classy 50 acre hobby farm. Large, comfortable 4 bedroom home. All large rooms. Large barns, pond, creek. Open Saturdays. Gerry 1-613-449CAMPERS, SITES Hudson, 1668, Sales Represen& TRAILERS tative, Rideau Town & 1979 16ft TERRY Country Realty Ltd. BroTRAILER. Fridge, stove, kerage. furnace, hot water tank, w a s h r o o m / s h ow e r. LOTS & LAND New awning in 2009. One of the last models made in Renfrew. Call SERVICED CORNER 613-432-9096, leave LOT, 56’X112’, quiet message. $3,500 or subdivision. 78 Harabest reasonable offer. mis Dr., Renfrew. $55,000. 613-4321979 16’ Terry trailer. 9520. Fridge, stove, furnace, hot water tank, wash- WATERFRONT WANTroom/shower. Sleeps ED: Cash for your six. Lots of storage valuable waterfront, space. New awning in any location. Call us 2009. One of the last for free evaluation. models made in Ren- Gerry Hudson, 1-613frew. Call 613-432- 449-1668, Sales Rep9096, leave message. resentative, Rideau $3,500 or best rea- Town & Country Realty sonable offer. Ltd., Brokerage.




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Southview Apartments Large, bright 2 bedroom apartment with balcony in secure building. Features fridge, stove, eat-in kitchen, lots of cupboards, free parking and laundry facilities close to shopping malls. $805/month plus utilities.





2 bedroom house. July 1. 10 minutes from Perth. $700/month plus utilities. 613-2677184. An alternative to owning: Rent a 3 bedroom home on a quiet lake with access to the Big Rideau. 20 minutes from Perth. Spectacular new hardwood floors, 2 screened porches facing lake, all appliances included. Excellent summer and winter recreation. Smoke free. Ideal location for a retired couple. $1,200 plus utilities. Call 613-2675523.

AVAILABLE JUNE 1. 1 bedroom heated second-floor apartment, $600/month. Small 1 bedroom ground-floor apartment. $450/ month plus heat and hydro. Available July 1. 2 bedroom groundfloor apartment, $650/month plus heat and hydro. Centrally located downtown. 613267-6315. BEAUTIFUL waterfront executive apartment for rent. This centrally located two bedroom apartment comes complete with a deck overlooking the Tay. Appliances included are stove, fridge, washer and dryer. $900/month plus utilities. No pets. Available June 1, 2010. Call 613-8128074 and leave message. CARSSRIDGE APTS. LARGE 2 bedroom, $ 1, 010 / m o n t h , available July1, in quiet, adult-only security building with elevator, balcony and laundry. Heat, hydro and cable included. 613-2839650. COLONEL BY. Fine adult apartments, close to County Fair Mall. 1 and 2 bedrooms, some with breakfast nook and 2 bathrooms, air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library, elevator. 613-2839650.

PERTH: House to rent. Large eat-in kitchen, dining and living room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom on second level. Fridge, stove and parking included. Gas heat, water and hydro extra. $790/month. 613- NICE 2 bedroom 264-0002. apartment on lower level in clean, secure Quiet 2 bedroom new building. Close to pool country home. 10 min- and all amenities. utes to town. Available Sept. 1. 613$700/month plus 267-6940. utilities. 1-613-3980117. PERTH: Brand new 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom Spacious two storey, two- apartment. Secondplus bedroom duplex. floor unit. Separate enPerfect for non-smoking trance, large private mature adults. Eat-in balcony. Full kitchen inkitchen, 1.5 baths, five cludes fridge and stove. appliances. Clean, New energy-efficient bright, hardwood, car- radiant in-floor heating. peting. Parking. In Attic space for storage. town. No pets. Coin-laundry facilities. $725/month, heat and Parking. $750/month hydro extra. Call 1- plus hydro. Call 1-613613-274-3259, leave 479-2164. message. PERTH: Walking distance to downtown. 2 APARTMENTS bedroom apartment. FOR RENT Available immediately. 1 bedroom apartment. 10 Foster St. Fridge, $575/month plus hydro. stove, washer, dryer, deck. 30 Mather St. 613- backyard, Ground floor. Plenty of 326-0903. storage, parking. 1 bedroom apartment. $725/month plus gas July 1. Downtown. No and hydro. References, stairs. $625/month, in- first and last required. Small cluding utilities. 613- Non-smoking. pets at owner’s discre267-7184. tion. 613-283-8278. 2 bedroom apartment located at the Old Bot- PERTH: 10 Craig St. 2 tling Works, $725 bedroom apartment in plus utilities/month. quiet, clean, adult Laundry and park- building. Fridge, stove, ing available. 613- parking and laundry included. $730/month 267-6115. plus utilities. Available Aug. 1. 613-283-5996. 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Parking, laundry facilities. Mary Street. PERTH: 2 bedroom $650/month plus utili- apartment, parking ties. 613-259-3290. included. Mature, non-smoking appli2 bedroom apartment. cant only. No pets. Downtown Perth. $735/month plus $615/month plus hy- hydro. First and last dro and gas. 613-267- required. 613-2676115. 5160.

3 bedroom apartment, Perth. 5 appliances, gas fireplace, heat and hydro included, no pets, no smoking, parking. $950/month. Available immediately. First and last required. References. 613-2671687.

Pleasant 1 bedroom apartment available in Perth. Quiet neighbourhood. Close to all amenities. Call 613267-7653.

SHAMROCK APARTMENTS. 1 bedroom apartment. Includes A bachelor apartment heat. Available June 1. in country, 10 minutes $610/month. 613from Perth. $590/ 264-8380. month, includes parking and utilities. Available immediately. SHAMROCK APARTPlease call 613-264- MENTS: 2 bedroom $820/ 8338, days; or 613- apartment. 264-8824, evenings month, includes heat and hydro. Availand weekends. able June 1. 613264-8380. ASHLEY CHASE. Fine adult apartSMITHS FALLS, Touments overlooking lon Place, third-floor the Tay River near 2 bedroom apartdowntown Perth. ment, $815, availOne and two bedable June 1. Heat rooms, some with and hydro includbreakfast nook and ed. Attractive, clean, 2 bathrooms, air quiet, security buildconditioning, whirling by County Fair pool, party room, liMall, laundry fabrary, elevator. cilities, live-in super613-267-6980. intendent. 613-283Available July 1. One 9650. bedroom upstairs apartment. Fridge, stove and parking included. Heat and utilities not included. more buyers Mature or retired person or couple. No pets. ottawa region $460/month. References. Call 613-267- With our extensive, 2593. organized listings, readers will PERTH: Accommodations for mature person or couple. 2 bedroom apartment in quiet building. Available immediately. $725/ month. 613-267-5746.


Spacious 2 bedroom apartment. $825/ month plus hydro (average $50/month). Quiet area of town, only 3 blocks from downtown. New windows, blinds and flooring. Energy efficient. Stove, fridge and new dishwasher. Lots of large closets. Laundry facilities, water, parking included. Prefer no pets. Non-smokers only. Looking for a long-term tenant. Available July 2010. Apply by phone to 613-390-1081, Rob. SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS

Environmentally responsible teacher retiring to Perth. Available July through October to house/pet sit, share, rent, buy or exchange some time with my house in Florida. Excellent local references. suzienewman@hot COTTAGES FOR RENT

AVAILABLE RENTALS 125+ privately owned cottages. Personalized service. Cottages Unlimited Realty Inc., Brokerage. Call today, 613-284-0400. www.


IS YOUR OBSESSION with food ruining your life? We can help. Overeaters Anonymous, meetings every Wednesday, 7 p.m., Perth Baptist Church, D’Arcy Street, back door. Info: Aprile, 613-2595536.

LOST & FOUND FOUND: Black-andwhite male cat, approximately 1 year old. Found near Mac’s Milk, 139 Gore St. E. Very friendly, followed me home. 613-326-0714. PICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES! If you have left a photograph with us within the past year and have not yet picked it up, please do so. The Perth Courier, 39 Gore St. E., Perth. MUSIC, DANCE INSTRUCTIONS

WORLD-CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrolment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613831-5029. www.steve

COTTAGE FOR RENT, Renfrew area, on the Ottawa River. Great swimming and fishing. 3 bedroom. NO PETS. Call 613-433-5742.

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CERTIFIED MASON 10 years’ experience, chimney repair and restoration, cultured stone, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. Work guaranteed. 613-250-0290. MASONPRO Certified professional, 30+ years’ experience. Chimney restoration and repairs, brickwork, stonework, brick pointing, repair sills. Quality workmanship guaranteed, fully insured, reasonable rates. For free estimate, call 613283-3233. www.

Smalley’s Greenhouse Wave petunia sale now on. Includes all hanging baskets, planters and much more while quantities last.

R.J.’S MAINTENANCE Deck and porch repair. Lawn and yard care, brush removed. Call Ron, 613-285-7804. ROGER’S AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN SERVICE. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., 613-2671183.

SMALLEY’S GREENHOUSE 728 Ashby Rd., RR 3, Lanark. Hanging baskets, bedding plants, perennials. Open May and June, daily, 9a.m.5p.m. or call ahead. 613-2782306.


SAVE UP TO $400 on your car insurance. Good driving record? Call Grey Power today at 1-877-603-5050 for HANDYPERSON a no-obligation quote. Additional discounts available. JUST ONE CALL, we do it all. Dump runs, SEND A LOAD to the renovations, roofing, dump, cheap. Clean up decks, fences, painting. clutter, garage-sale Serving Perth and area leftovers or leaf and for over 18 years. yard waste. 613-256- Whyte’s Maintenance, 4613. 613-264-8143.


SUMMER ART SCHOOL for everyone! Great new coursRESORTS es at the Pontiac School & CAMPS of the Arts. July 2-Aug.1 in Portage du Fort, WHITE CEDARS west Quebec. For inTOURIST PARK formation or to register, Seasonal sites, water- www.pontiacschoolof front cottage rentals, or 819tenting, boat rentals, 647-2291. big lots, sandy beach, boat launch. Store on MORTGAGES site. Best rates in the & LOANS valley for services provided. 613-649-2255. $$MONEY$$. date debts, mortgages to 95%. No income, VACATION bad credit OK! Better PROPERTIES Option Mortgage #10969. 1-800-2821169. Sunny spring specials. At Florida’s best beach - New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. FREE YOURSELF Plan a beach wedding FROM DEBT. MONEY or family reunion. FOR ANY PURPOSE! or DEBT CONSOLIDA1-800-541-9621. TION. First, second and third mortgages, credit lines and loans up to HEALTH 90% LTV. Self-em& FITNESS ployed, mortgage or FATHERS’ SUPPORT tax arrears. DON’T and information line, PAY FOR 1 YEAR PROF.A.R.E. 613-264-8143. GRAM! #10171 ONTARIO-WIDE FINANIF YOU WANT TO CIAL CORP., CALL 1QUIT drinking and 888-307-7799. www. need help, call Alcohol- o n t a r i o - w i d e f i n a n ics Anonymous, 613- 284-2696. IMMUNITY-FX, a natural daily supplement to strengthen your immune system. Feel stronger, stay healthier every day., 1-866-6403800.


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Mortgage Solutions Purchases, consolidations, construction. Lower than bank posted rates (OAC). On-site private funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial 613-384-1301 Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage Licence #10876.

LIVING WITH OR NEAR a drinking problem? Contact Al-Anon or Al-Ateen, 613-267PERTH: Large 2 bed- 4848 or 613-267room bi-level apart- 6039. ment. Central location. Fridge and stove provided. Heat, water and VACATION PROPERTIES parking included. $780/month. Available July 1. 613264-0002.



Located at 40-A North St., Perth 650 sq.ft. ground floor with 1,500 sq.ft. on the second floor Call 613-267-4844 - Harry Hale

Waterfront property for sale on Allumette Island (Ottawa River), 12 minutes from Pembroke, Ont. Call 819-6895050 or see: nadawater frontes (Allumette Island Estates).

2 bedroom, 2 storey apartment in unique, quiet, downtown Perth location. Fridge, stove, parking, porch, gas stove, heat. $600 plus utilities. 613-2674260.

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OFFICE SPACE available for rent. 2,000 sq. ft. Call 613267-4492.


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$$$ SECURITY GUARDS $$$ No experience needed. Full training offered. 613-228-2813. www.ironhorsegroup. com COOKS REQUIRED a.s.a.p. For busy golf club. Full time until mid-November and part time until mid-October. Experience preferred. Send résumés to: Greensmere Golf & Country Club, 1717 Bear Hill Rd., Carp, ON, K0A 1L0, or fax 613-839-7773 or e-mail: deb@greens Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



WE ARE looking for key people to expand our financial services business in this area. Experience not necessary. We will train. For an interview, call MatPARTS MANAGER RE- thew McBain at 613QUIRED for busy Ford 723-1139. dealership. Exceptional remuneration/commission. Pension/company benefits. E-mail résumé to: employment@ or fax 867-920-9202. YellowANNOUNCEMENTS knife.


Looking for domestic help. Every 2-3 weeks, 3-4 hours. Call Victoria, 613-267-6940.

ABSOLUTELY WE HAVE THE KIND OF PEOPLE YOU WANT TO MEET. Misty River Introductions is OntaCHECK OUT “Health rio’s traditional matchSTART immediately. with Smarts” TV show maker with 17 years’ Stair manufacturer re- featuring IMMUNITYexperience in putting quires shop help. Posi- FX. Watch ShopTVCapeople together with tions available for as- nada, Monday 10 a.m., their life partners. View semblers, finishers and Wednesday 2 p.m., current pictures, work general shop help. Thursday 7 p.m. or Sunhands on with experiCarpentry skill an asset, day 4 p.m., Channel 17, enced, caring matchbut will train. Must 18, 21 on Rogers makers in the most conhave own transporta- Cable, Channel 203 DRIVER/MOVER fidential manner. Don’t tion and be physically on Rogers Digital or required spend another summer fit. Fax or e-mail résumé watch shoptvcanada. immediately alone. 613-257-3531. to 613-838-2143 or com. Be smart! Buy by Top Brass Movers www.mistyriverintros. smart! (Carleton Place). E-mail com résumé to: topHomestyle wedding b r a s s @ s t o r m . HELP WANTED ceremonies. Choose ca Attn: Jim or fax: your location and have 6 1 3 - 8 6 0 - 6 6 8 3 . experia meaningful, relation- (Driving ship-based ceremony enced required ‘G’ licence.) designed just for you. Judie Diamond, 613375-6772, judie ESTABLISHED, PANY has immediate Looking for individual with openings for experienced landscape inlicence bureau experience LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! stallers with extensive #1 psychics! 1-877- landscape construction for 6 month contract with 478-4410. Credit experience to join our immediate start. Pay based cards/deposit. $3.19/ team. Permanent full-time minute, 18+. 1-900- positions. Salary based on experience w/ add’l bonus 783-3800. www.mys on qualifications and experience. Full benefit paid at end of contract. package. Our compaSend resume to LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! ny offers opportunities #1 psychics! 1-877- for personal growth 478-4410. Credit and success in a team cards/deposit. $3.19/ environment. E-mail réminute, 18+. 1-900- sumé to jobs@thunder 783-3800. www.mys Expanding construction company is looking for COMING an experienced carpenEVENTS ter. Wages to be negotiated based on experi1000 ISLANDS RIB ence. Please call 613FEST, Gananoque, July 268-2937 after 6 p.m. 1-4. Ribs, beer, live and ask for Brad or entertainment - free ad- leave a message. mission. Own Tools & Vehicle GANANOQUE Rotary HOUSE CLEANING COMPANY seeking a Required Club Craft Fair and Rib Fest. Free entertain- full- or part-time residenForward resume to ment, Saturday and tial house cleaner for location. Sunday, July 3 and west-end the Attention of Must be self-motivated, 4, at the Town Park. reliable individual, with cleaning experience STRAWBERRY SOCIAL Car rewith homemade tea bis- preferred. Bill Laurysen cuits, strawberry jam, quired. Call 613-832Laurysen Kitchens Ltd. sandwiches, sweets, 4941. tea in your own pot Box 1235, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B3 and much more. Satur- LOOKING for persons Fax: 613-836-7511or email to day, June 26, 2010, willing to do small 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. An- group or one-on-one drew’s United Church, presentations. Car and Only candidates chosen for an interview Calabogie. Freewill of- Internet necessary. Call Diana, 1-866-306will be contacted. fering. 5858. Studio Theatre Annual General Meeting. Meeting to be held at CAREERS the Studio Theatre, 63 Gore St. E., on Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Perth and District Food Bank All welcome.




Kanata Licence Bureau

Beware of Perth’s Newest Driver

Peg and Spen Ballantyne

70th Wedding Congratulations on your


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Happy 16th June 20th



June 19, 2010

With love from your family:


Love, Mom, Dad, Jason, Curtis and Dozer

Gail and Murray, Lynn and David, Muriel and Bruce plus all your grandchildren and great-grandchildren


Mike Lalonde has graduated from Carleton University receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in Mass Communication with a minor in Film Studies. He is the son of Lori Lavoie and the late Bob Lalonde. Proud grandparents are Jack and Trudy Lavoie.


Goshen Flea Market is open for the season every Sunday 8 a.m. 4 p.m. 12 km east of Renfrew, 18 km west of Arnprior. Hwy. 17 exit McCallum Drive. 613-432-6228.




CARPORT SALE! June 19, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 41 McLean Blvd. Household items, piano, some furnishings. MULTI-FAMILY yard sale. June 19, 7 a.m.2 p.m., 116 Drummond St. W., opposite Home Hardware. WORK WANTED

ED WIDENMAIER DRIVEWAY SEALING Beat the HST! Free estimates. Reasonable rates. Commercial and residential. Owner operated. 613-267-3205.

Donna & Ken Warrington June 18, 2010 Love, all your family

Duties include but are not limited to: • Managing day to day operations, including management of the facility, purchasing food and ensuring the safe and timely distribution of food to Food Bank patrons • Recruiting, training and directing work of volunteers • Responsible for office management, including maintenance of electronic records and files • Management of financial transactions resulting from donations and food purchases • Maintaining and enhancing public relations including liaising with other agencies and community organizations • Supporting and contributing to the work of the Board of Directors for fundraising, communication and other projects



Salary is commensurate with experience/qualifications.


Happy 7th Birthday to Haley White June 13 Love, Mommy, Daddy & Jaden & Nanny & Grandpa Cameron

Graduation Celine Loiselle

Congratulations on your graduation from the University of Ottawa with a Masters of Education in Counselling. With heaps of love and pride, Tracy, Paul and Patrick


WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS and funerals, location of your choice. Also available: small weddings, my home, weekdays. The Rev. Alan Gallichan, 613726-0400.

Breathe through a straw for 60 seconds. That’s what breathing is like with cystic fibrosis. No wonder so many people with CF stop breathing in their early 30s.

What’s your celebration? Call now for more information 1.877.298.8288

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It is with great pleasure that Elizabeth McKinnon announces the graduation of her granddaughter, Annie McKinnon from Guelph University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours)


Skills/Job Requirements: • Demonstrated interest in serving community members in need • Experience supervising others. Experience leading volunteers and working with a volunteer Board of Directors is an asset. • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills • Strong office and computing skills • Able to work flexible hours Please apply in writing (including references) by June 30, 2010 to: The Board of Directors, Perth and District Food Bank 91A Drummond Street West, Perth, ON, K7H 2K6


The Director of Operations is responsible for the efficient and proper management of the Food Bank, in accordance with all Health and Safety regulations. The position reports to the Chairman, Perth and District Food Bank Board of Directors.

Happy 45th Anniversary CL20244

Love, Mommy, Daddy & Haley & Nanny & Grandpa Cameron

Up to 30 hours per week



BIG YARD SALE! Saturday, June 19 at PDCI cafeteria, 8 a.m.12 p.m. Kids’ clothes and household items.

Food Bank Director of Operations

Happy 2nd Birthday to Jaden White June 16



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In Perth, early Thursday June 10, 2010 after suffering a stroke several weeks earlier. James was born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1924, he served in the Royal Navy during WWII from 1942 to 1945. Immigrating to Canada with his wife and children in 1958, he settled in the Toronto area where he worked as a mill worker in the paper industry until 1979. Afterwards he worked as Sexton at St. John’s York Mills Anglican Church in Toronto until he retired in 1996 after surviving cancer. He moved from Scarborough to Perth in 2008 where he remained until his death. James will be sadly missed by his sons William and Robert (Marni) of Holland Landing and Alex (Tabitha Elliott) of Dundalk, daughter Janice (Dave) Tilston of Maberly, grandchildren Lyndsay Tilston, Heather Pollock-Smith and Deryk, Adam and Zoe Smith, brother John Smith, sister-in-law Anne Page and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Joanetta and by brothers and sisters living in Scotland. The funeral service was held Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s York Mills Anglican Church at 19 Don Ridge Rd. in Toronto. His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund, the Cancer Society or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond Street West, Perth K7H 2K1. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth 613-267-3765. Condolences may be sent to





Audrey Allan Peacefully, at Lanark Lodge, Perth, on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the age of 93 years. Audrey was predeceased in 2006 by her beloved husband of 62 years, Kenneth Allan; she will be sadly missed by her son Wes (Janet) Allan of Westport, grandson Clint (Mercedes) and their son Gabriel, granddaughter Nicole Allan, sister-in-law Margaret Ferguson, special niece Gloria Currie, Janet’s family Alison (Paul) Davis, their family Morgen and Hunter, Christopher (Carrie) Dennis and their family Lyndsay and Rylee, many nieces, nephews and friends. Audrey was predeceased by sister Marjorie ( late Jim) Lally and brother Ken Ferguson. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel Tuesday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. Interment, White Cemetery, Poland. In remembrance, contributions to the Memorial Fund of Lanark Lodge would be appreciated.

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Weir With courage and dignity, on June 7, 2010, in Perth. Beloved wife of Duncan for 45 years; most loving mother of Jeffrey and daughter of the late Jean and David Blair. She will be lovingly remembered by her sistersin-law Donna, Joanne and Carole (the late Keith Weir), her niece Angela and her nephew Bradley and her cherished friends Patti and Laird. Dianne will be sadly missed by all of those whose lives she touched. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Saturday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Great War Memorial Hospital, 33 Drummond St. W. Perth, On K7H 2K1 would be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Turner and the staff at the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital, Perth Site for the care and compassion shown.

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Education Awards benefit deserving students BY JACKIE BOYER

The Canadian Federation of University Women of Perth and District recently handed out their education awards, the highlight of the year for the organization. This annual allocation of funds is a highly regarded event in the community and it was a pleasure for those in attendance to learn of the strength and rationale of those applying for the available grants. In these tough economical times, it is rewarding to be able to offer financial assistance to women of any age, residing in Perth and the surrounding area, who are pursuing an accredited college, university or equivalent program. The criteria was mainly based on “need” to a deserving student who had worked hard to be where they were and needed help to go further. After a successful fundraising year, CFUW is again able to support its mandate of ensuring quality education is available to as many as possible, meeting the scholarship requirements. CFUW Perth & District has been allocating these Education Awards for many years and it is always fulfilling to hear how successful the students, to whom we allocated funds in the past, have become. This year 33 applications were

President of CFUW Perth & District; Barbara Whitehouse, chair of the education, literacy and arts committee (teacher and librarian); Brenda Ethier, vice-president (HS teacher who specialized in French Immersion); Marg Driscoll, chair of our bike run bake sale committee (teacher); Katie Hoffman, our member extraordinaire and Elaine McCargar (teacher) who was unable to attend. This year, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CFUW Perth & District, two new scholarships, the Hazel Chalmers Awards, were introduced. In honour of its first president, herself a former teacher at PDCI, these two special awards were presented to two women, entering the field of teaching. Unfortunately not all the award recipients were able to attend, due to important prior commitments. However, each was recognized in their absence and they are: Megan Ann Bell, Amber Chouinard, Sara Hayes, Valery and Samantha Knoop and Emily Thurgood. The CFUW Perth & District membership extends their thanks to the nomination committee and wholeheartedly salutes the very worthy recipients of their Back row, from left: Katharine Wolff; Carol Schruder; Marilla Welch; Donna Donaldson; Tracey MacTavish; Education Awards 2010. They Stephanie Babcock; Cherilyn Giles-Bartraw; Kathleen Haime. Middle row: Helen Gray; Brenda Ethier; Katie wish everyone a very successful Hoffman; Marg Driscoll; Anne Neil; Sue Graczol; Olivia-Ann Moore. Front: Monica Taylor; Kellen Worger; future in their respective, chosen Rebecca Lintaman; Jane Kelso. Jackie Boyer photo paths and careers. received and funds were awarded to 21 applicants, all of which were extremely notable. It was a very difficult decision to make, sorting through all the input from these wonderful girls, but unfortunately only so much

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A year in the Branch 244 ladies’ auxiliary

BY ANN BUCHANAN The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244 Ladies’ Auxiliary has been busy raising funds and supporting its branch, veterans and local community charities throughout the past year. On Remembrance Day the ladies’ auxiliary provided lunch for parade participants, and later served a roast beef dinner, during which the president presented Branch 244 with $5,000. During the Christmas season the ladies shopped, wrapped and delivered gifts for local vets and their spouses who are in nursing homes. They found it to be a rewarding experience. The ladies’ auxiliary catered 12 functions serving approximately 1,143 people. It was our busiest Christmas season ever. The ladies’ auxiliary has been a faithful supporter of the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation. During the Robbie Burns

Dance, the group raised $2,000 towards a mammogram machine. We also committed $1,000 in spring and $1,000 in fall, towards the purchase of new ultrasound technology. The funds were raised through catering events and the sale of Nevada tickets. The ladies’ auxiliary has made donations to Branch 244, the Poppy Fund, Guatemala Stove Project, GWM Foundation, Perth Figure Skating Club, Alwood Treatment Centre, Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club, elementary school nutrition programs, Perth Police Association, Kidfish, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army Christmas Appeal, provincial bursary fund, St. John Catholic High School Cuernavaca Exposure Trip, 585 Squadron, Perth Regional Heritage Fair, Support Our Troops Fund, St. John Elementary School playground fund, local high school bursaries and quarterly donations to area

nursing homes. The provincial convention committee is working hard to raise funds for September 2010 for a variety of charities through fishand-chip luncheons, bake sales and canteen sales. The ladies are looking forward to the convention in the fall. Come out for the barbecue beef dinner on June 26. Tickets are available now. The sports ladies continue to be active in euchre, bowling and cribbage. In October, the ladies hosted a cribbage tournament and one team qualified for the provincial cribbage tournament. The annual honours and awards dinner was held in April. Branch 244 catered and served the meals. It was great to be catered to and not do the catering. Pins and awards were handed out and two ladies, Dorothy Erwin and Mary Ann Haughian, received life memberships. It was a great evening. Elections were held at our May

meeting and the following people were elected: Dorothy Erwin (president), Carol Boucher (past president), Marilyn Devlin (first vice-president), Florence Doran (second vice-president), Carol Boucher (third vice-president), Betty Anne Lawlor (secretary), Nancy Gordon (treasurer), Lola Cooper (sports officer), Mae Craig (sergeant at arms), and executive members: Edith Clark, Gertie Crawford and Marilyn Crawford. The auxiliary will continue to work closely with our branch to serve veterans and to support community events and organizations. The auxiliary

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12 James Street, Smith’s Falls Fabulous executive level brick home. Fully renovated kitchen, huge living room, stone fireplace, raised dining area, den with second fireplace, and sunroom/home office, hardwood floors and french doors on the main level. 5 bdrms on the second floor, large master with walk-in closet and ensuite plus full bath with jacuzzi tub. Steel tile roof (2009), upgraded electrical and plumbing, newer HE gas furnace, and newer vinyl-clad windows. Fenced yard with deck, and 2 gardening sheds. Just 1 block from the Rideau Canal and Centennial Park, and a short walk to town amenities. $324,900. Christian Allan 613-207-0834, Host: Christian.

Custom built 3+1 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow beautifully finished with spacious kitchen featuring granite counters, granite top island and maple cabinetry. Hardwood floors throughout with ceramic tile in foyer and bathrooms, master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite with main floor laundry. Finished lower level with natural gas fireplace and dry bar, sparkling pool with great decking, covered verandah, stone facade and double attached garage with worshop area. Great location a stone’s throw from the golf course. $339,000 Christian Allan 613-207-0834, Norene Allan 613-812-0407, Host: Norene.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20 • 1-3 P.M. 134 Stamford Drive Edge of Perth - $229,000 - Im-maculate sidesplit - very private backyard - totally updated - newer kitchen, baths, flooring, windows and doors - just move in and enjoy. MLS# 757582. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

OTTY LAKE! 200+ feet on the water – privacy plus! Open concept 2 bedroom cottage with 3-pc. bath, screened-in porch and beautiful stone fireplace. No maintenance! $289,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361

Carolina Court - Premium end unit location on the top floor. Light and bright, spacious 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, in-unit laundry, great views from your balcony! $212,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361







DUPLEX IN PERTH - $169,900 - 3 bedroom with basement and 1 bedroom, across from Code’s Mill Inn and Spa. MLS# 745872. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

TRIPLEX - RIDEAU FERRY - Spacious units on the Rideau Ferry Road in a beautiful location across from Rideau Lake! 2, 2 bedroom and a one bedroom. Cathedral ceilings, pine floors, updated! $229,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

GORGEOUS AND IMMACULATE BUNGALOW 15 MINUTES TO PERTH with totally finished walkout lower level – Private setting. Top quality. Stunning master suite. Awesome views and superb design and finishings. $318,000. MLS# 751448 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

$329,000 - Patterson Lake. In the heart of Lanark’s recreational area lies this dream cottage with 280 feet of good waterfront on a quiet, clean lake an hour west of Ottawa. Good swimming and boating to go along with great walleye fishing and four wheeling fun over trails, through the hills and forests. Newer dbl. detached garage/workshop. Bunkie for kids and firewood/storage shed. New shingled roof in 2010. MLS#756198. Bob Ferguson, 613-812-8871 (c)





Excellent cottage on Otty Lake, 3 bedrms, open concept, 4-pc. bath. Upgrades include new well, pressure tank and hot water heater, new stove, new wiring, new windows. Dock and furnishings included. Summer’s here! Call Joanne, 613-812-0505

$239,000 - Maberly area. 3 bedroom brick and aluminum bungalow with lots of upgrades. Finished lower level with family room and pellet stove, bedroom, den/office and combo laundry/3 piece bath. New ceramic and hardwood flooring on main level, new maple kitchen, new ensuite bath and walkin closet off master bedroom. New covered back deck. Other features include front sunroom/formal dining room, single attached garage with basement walkout and detached garage/workshop further back on property. MLS#759687. Bob Ferguson, 613-812-8871 (c)

3 bedrm year-round waterfront home on Pike River. Large open-concept main floor with kitchen, dining & living room, bedrooms on lower level with walkout from master bedrm, main-floor laundry & 4 pc bath, lovely setting with several outbuildings. $219,900. Call Joanne, 613-812-0505

2 bedrm bungalow in town. 4-pc. bath, main-flr laundry, eat-in kitchen, EBB heat, 200 amp service, crawl space, carport, steel roof, all appliances include. Close to schools, churches and downtown. $195,000. Call Joanne, 613-812-0505

1½ storey home in Perth, walking distance to downtown, golf course and park. Sunroom, eat-in kitchen, dining rm & living rm, a 2-pc. bath, 2 bedrms, 4-piece bathroom, full insulated basement - newer roof, some new windows, 200 amp, great neighbourhood. $239,000. Call Joanne, 613-812-0505


TOTALLY UNIQUE PROPERTY – RIDEAU SYSTEM 6500+/- feet of shoreline on the Lower Rideau. Great swimming off the rocky point and sandy beach area by the house. Just lovely 3 bedroom brick home located on a point almost surrounded by water. Postcard views! PLUS 164 acres of recreational land! WOW! Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361


CHRISTIE LAKE – great waterfront for swimming – 2 bedroom cottage with fabulous views from the deck updated bathroom, new siding, stone fireplace. $259,000. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613 326-1361

BLACK LAKE - $205,000 – open concept cute 2 bedroom cottage with 115 feet on the water and almost 250 feet deep. Large master bedroom, screenedin porch. Great access on the Black Lake North Shore Road. Call Barbara Shepherd, Cell 613-326-1361


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RIVERFRONT ESTATE/RETREAT - 100 ACRES – 9 bedrooms, 7+ baths – 5 MINUTES TO PERTH. Severance potential, perfect for groups! AMAZING! Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

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23 Acres - Off Station Rd. on Stones Rd. $24,500 7.5 Acres - On County Rd. #8 near Watsons Crs. $34,900 12 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $45,000 27 Acres - On Upper 4th Conc. of Bathurst. $65,000

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June 17, 2010