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Chamber welcomes new GM



CHARITIES BENEFIT Dignity House Hospice and Lanark County United Way are the recipients of this year’s Warden’s Golf Tournament.


BARNDOOR OPENS Fans flock to the new Full Circle Theatre as BarnDoor Productions opens with Shakespeare play.


Pauline Fitchett is diving head-first into her new role as the general manager of the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce. Fitchett started her training Aug. 2 so current co-managers, Madeline Bouvier and Carol Quattrocchi, could help her get accustomed to her duties. Bouvier, who has been with the chamber in various roles for 11 years, is leaving the organization and moving to Kingston with her family at the end of this month. With Fitchett on board, the general manager’s responsibilities will amalgamate to one role, and Quattrocchi will focus on only finances and website administration. Jack McTavish, president of the chamber’s executive, said he’s looking forward to working with Fitchett to further the development of the chamber “Pauline brings a lot of new ideas to the chamber in terms of enhancing tourism,” he said. “She’s also well-versed on how the chamber is currently operated.” Fitchett has her background to thank for that. She comes to the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce from working closely with the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce while on contract with Arts Carleton Place – a non-profit arts organization that aims to empower artists and area residents through

the arts. “With Arts Carleton Place, I was able to connect with a lot of different aspects of the community and chamber because we worked in the same space,” Fitchett said. As she is ushered in as the new general manager, Quattrocchi’s role will be changing as well. “I’ll no longer be a face of the chamber, but I’ll still be handling all the accounting and data input on the website,” Quattrocchi said, noting that she thinks it’s a good time in her life to be cutting back on her role with the organization. Fitchett will be responsible for all the work directly related to the board, administrative duties, membership and working with the public. It’s that public interaction, Fitchett said, she is really looking forward to – getting to know the chamber members and the community. “Perth is such a wonderful town; the people here are very welcoming,” Fitchett said. “There is a strong team already in place here at the chamber and they have laid the groundwork to making this transition an easy one.” Fitchett lives in Carleton Place, with her husband, Mark, and two teenaged daughters. “I think Pauline will be a wonderful addition to our chamber,” McTavish said. Join in formally welcoming Pauline as well as in saying farewell to Bouvier during a special

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The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce welcomes Pauline Fitchett (left) as its new general manager. Carol Quattrocchi (middle) is changing roles with the local organization and Madeline Bouvier (right) is leaving the chamber to move with her family to Kingston. reception at the Stone Cellar (upstairs) on Aug. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m., with presentations at 6 p.m. If interested in attending,

please RSVP to the chamber before Aug. 12 to give an idea of numbers for the event. Contact 613-267-3200 or email welcome@

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James Bartleman has penned his fifth novel, “As Long as the River Flows” and it has been submitted by his publisher for consideration for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

See ‘Bartleman’, page 4

Arson suspected in early-morning blaze near Glen Tay BY ROSANNE LAKE

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For the past five years, James Bartleman has been penning novels. He didn’t begin to write until well into his 60s and now, five published works later, his latest has been submitted by his publisher for consideration of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Giller Prize awards $50,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection. “I’m thrilled that my publisher submitted this book,” Bartleman said from his heritage home in Perth on Friday, Aug. 5. The former Ontario Lieutenant Governor, with some 40 years in the foreign service, says he gets his creative juices flowing now that he is contently retired and close to his family. He and his wife, Marie-Jeanne, have three children and two grandsons. “I started writing memoirs when I was lieutenant governor,” he said. “Now I am starting on novels… and I’m 72 so it’s like a Grandpa Moses exercise.” This fiction novel, As Long as the River Flows, published by Knopf Canada, is one that is close to

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The annual Warden’s Golf Tournament at the Perth Golf Club had a full card of golfers. Lanark County Warden Sharon Mousseau is pictured with county clerks Jennifer Solf and Joanne Brus.

Warden’s Golf Tournament raises funds for two charities LAURIE WEIR

It was a beautiful day on the links Friday, Aug. 5 as 144 golfers took part in the annual Warden’s Golf Tournament at the Perth Golf Club. This year, it was a chance to raise money for two local charities: Dignity House Hospice and Lanark County United Way. Last year, some $9,000 was raised for charity and this is the first time that the pot has been divided. “It’s a maximum turnout for the organizations that I’ve chosen and I’m thrilled with that,” said Lanark County Warden Sharon Mousseau, who toured the course on a golf cart with

two clerks from the county office, Jennifer Solf and Joanne Brus. The warden wasn’t playing golf, but rather thanking those who were by greeting them throughout the afternoon on the course. “The United Way has been a recipient for the past several years and they are an excellent organization as they fund so many local charities – it’s important to help them,” Mousseau said. “Dignity House… it’s a wonderful group of folks trying to get a house in Lanark County, and to have that service close to home will be great.” The warden stated that having Dignity House as one of the charities for this year’s pro-

ceeds would be a perfect opportunity to give them the exposure needed and a financial boost at the same time. Stephanie Smart is on the board of directors for Dignity House Hospice. She too was thrilled with the partnership this year. “It’s been wonderful to have the support of the warden and Lanark County and the recognition of county council,” Smart said, not to mention public support. “We are trying to open a resident hospice to service Lanark County,” she said. “We have many places in mind but we have to raise a substantial amount of money first.”


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Right, Aubrey Churchill, reeve of the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley (right) and Brian Cavanagh of Perth’s Royal LePage real estate, prepare to tee off from hole number one during the Warden’s annual golf tournament at the Perth Golf Club on Friday, Aug. 5. The organization is seeking a centralized location and Perth is one of the favourable spots. “We have many places we are looking at, but Perth is centralized and we have a location in mind,” Smart said. “We are seeking the community support and help from our local LHIN (South Eastern) to make it happen.” The organization needs about

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From Houdini to the Marks Brothers, the historical Balderson Theatre lives on KASSINA RYDER

Sarah Nicholson and Mark Wolynice had no idea the Gore Street building they purchased once housed a stage that featured performances by magician Harry Houdini. Now, the owners of what was once the Balderson Theatre – and the public – can read all about the building’s history, thanks to a plaque unveiled on Aug. 4. “At the time, we didn’t know what its history was,” said Nicholson. “It was pretty neat for us.” The Balderson Theatre was built by Col. Balderson and was once the entertainment hub of the entire region. The 1,000-seat theatre opened on Sept. 1, 1915 and featured vaudeville acts, musicals and plays. In addition to Houdini, Perth’s famous Marks Brothers, who called Christie Lake home, often performed at the theatre. Nicholson said after the purchase of the building, which is now home to Perth Home Furniture, they took a tour and discovered some leftovers from the theatre’s heyday. A black lever marked “stage lights” and a series of tiny rooms can still be found downstairs, Nicholson said. “We guessed the small rooms were change rooms for the actors and actress-

es,” she said. The plaque was created by graphic designer Annie Dalton, owner of Design Network. She said five more plaques will be displayed on buildings in Perth in the coming months, including one at the Perth Courier office, Shaws and the Crain Building. In addition to their design, Dalton also did the research and writing for each plaque. She said the information was primarily gathered from the Perth Museum, the Lanark County Genealogical Society, books and by speaking with locals. Dalton said the most difficult part about the project was determining which interesting facts to include on the plaques. “It’s always hard to tell the story of each building,” she said. The idea for the plaques started with Perth Home Furniture owner Molly Ellard. She brought the idea to Perth’s Downtown Heritage BIA, which helped push the project forward. Nicholson said she and Wolynice had originally decided to buy the building because they both used to live in the area. Thanks to that decision, the pair has helped to add another chapter to Perth’s history. “You purchase something because you Photo by Kassina Ryder have roots here, then you find out the con- Perth Mayor John Fenik unveils a new plaque that tells the history of the Balderson Theatre nection goes back to the 1900s,” she said. along with the building’s owners, Sarah Nicholson and Mark Wolynice, Perth’s Town Crier and the “I think it’s really fun.” owner of Perth Home Furniture on Aug. 4.

Big Brothers Big Sisters to receive $80,000 KASSINA RYDER

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County will soon get an $80,000 boost from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The money, which will be provided to the organization over the next two years, will allow the agency to improve its fundraising capacity and sustainability, said Jennifer Miller, BBBS executive director. Miller said the agency will hire a full-time resource development manager and a part time marketing co-ordinator who will help expand the agency’s major gift campaign, as well as help with both locations of the Jewel’s Gently Used

Clothing stores and with events, which are all major fundraisers for the organization. The major gift campaign allows donors to provide a certain amount of money to the organization for five years, Miller said. The donors then have their names included on the BBBS website. Miller said BBBS does not receive government funding and relies on donations to run its programs. There are currently fewer than 10 staff members, so having two new positions will increase the organization’s ability to raise funds and maintain programs already in place. “Because we have a very, very small staff we need more help to get out into




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other (grant),” she said. “We went from serving 51 kids to serving over 200 by the end of that grant. That was an amazing time for us.” BBBS now serves more than 300 children per year. Miller said called the funding announcement life changing. “It really helps us move forward in our strategic plan, it helps us build on our current success,” she said. “It helps us solidify our financial future.” BBBS is a registered charity and is able to issue tax receipts. Anyone interested in donating to BBBS or volunteering can call the main office at 613-283-0570 or visit the website at


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the community and let them know we need money,” she said. “The reality is things are good, but we don’t get government money. We have to come up with every dollar we have. “It’s very important we get the message out to the community that we need their continued financial support to do what we’re doing.” This is the second time BBBS has received an OTF grant, Miller said. The first grant allowed the organization to add more casework staff, which increased the number of children they were able to help. “We had a lot of success and I’m sure that was instrumental in us getting an-

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Bartleman’s latest novel tackles aboriginal issues From ‘Bartleman’, page 1 The story follows Martha - who is a composite of three different women - from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario. She is taken from her family at the age of six and flown far away to residential school. She doesn’t speak English, and is punished for speaking her native language. Most terrifying and bewildering, she is sexually abused by the school’s priest. Ten years later, Martha finds her way home again, barely able to speak her own language. The memories of abuse at school are so strong that she tries to drown her feelings with alcohol. When she gives birth to her son, he is taken away by the Children’s Aid Society in Toronto. In time, she has a baby girl, whom she decides to leave in the care of her mother while she braves the bewildering strangeness of the big city to find her son and bring him home. “The book is a culmination of five and half years of extensive travel in northern Ontario in these communities,” Bartleman said. “It deals with issues of marginalization of children and women and follows the life of a residential school survivor.” He said his publisher is happy with the sales, but that’s not the important part. “I’m happy that it’s publicizing the issue of marginalized children and marginalized women… It’s the only book that’s ever been written about the impact of residential schools… as a novel… certainly by an aboriginal author.” Bartleman said the novel was hard to write over the years. “The whole issue is tough for me. I became very much involved in the fight against youth suicide in the north and

“I think that literacy should be a human right and native kids were getting short shifted. ” James Bartleman, author was always being asked by chiefs and counsellors to go to the communities when there were suicides so I went to many meetings and healing circles and talked to many people.” His publisher has indicated that school boards are interested in using the paperback version - out in late October - in the curriculum as part of the literacy program. “Quite a few school boards could use it for Canadian studies programs, so it will be in addition to the literature,” Bartleman said. “I didn’t write it to make my fortune, or to pay my taxes… it was because I wanted to make a contribution to these people.” Bartleman is no stranger to making contributions. He started a youth creative writing award that entices more than 500 aboriginal youth with awards of $2,500 prizes, six times annually. It’s specifically for Metis, First Nation and Inuit children. In the summer, he runs 40 reading camps in the north and a reading club for 5,000 children who receive brand new books every three months. The program is administered by the Ontario Library Services to every fly-in community in Ontario. These are the poorest regions and they don’t have access to books.

Bartleman has put 1.5 million books into the communities to establish libraries because there were no books. “I think that literacy should be a human right and native kids were getting short shifted,” he said. “There is no money provided by government for special education teachers, for sports equipment or anything like that so I mobilized private sectors (the public as a whole) and we put in public libraries.” Bartleman helped raise about $8 million to run summer literacy camps and the book club. “But I can no longer do that because I’m no longer the lieutenant governor. So what I do is I write about the issues. That’s one of the reasons why I mobilized the public, to level the playing field a bit by bringing books to the kids, by establishing literary prizes, and by twinning schools.” Bartleman has successfully twinned all the native schools of Ontario with non-native schools and twinned all the schools of Nunavut with schools in Toronto. He approached the Toronto Maple Leafs players’ association and was able to get new sports equipment donated to the remote native communities. He also received donations of sports equipment from Canadian Tire. “If you are a native child in school on a reserve in Canada, you receive about 20 per cent less than a child in (anywhere else) in Canada,” he said. Why? “Racism. Call it whatever you want… it’s like the situation in the American South before the Civil Rights legislation… because people tolerate it. These kids, who are the worst off in

the country, at the lowest levels of literacy, who live in houses with 50 per cent of their communities on boil water advisories… can go on and on and on… they are the most underfunded. So that’s why I moved in with funding.” Writing novels that deal with native issues has allowed Bartleman to continue his work in these communities. This book is being adopted in book clubs across the country and has been used as a reference for sermons in churches. Bartleman was invited by the American Library Association to speak at their annual July convention in New Orleans in front of 16,000 librarians. He was also one of three bigidea speakers at Canadian Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences in Fredericton, New Brunswick. “There is a lot interest; my schedule for fall is full of speaking engagements, many writers’ festivals, Kingston Writers Festival, at Harbourfront in Toronto, Sarnia, Waterloo, major events in Manitoba and elsewhere… so I’m publicizing these issues and now am halfway through my next novel.” As for the Giller Award, the long list will be announced Sept. 6. If you have read this novel, and would like to submit your nomination for the book, please visit scotiabankgillerprize/readerschoice/index.html The award was established in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller. In September 2005, Scotiabank became the first ever co-sponsor of Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. It is now in its 18th year.

Gateway project gets green light GEOFF DAVIES

After a presentation by Lashley & Associates, Perth councillors voted unanimously on Aug. 2 to accept and implement the plans for the Wilson Street Gateway Design Project. David Lashley, the firm’s principal landscape architect, explained plans for the project, which aim to create a visually-appealing place where Wilson Street meets Highway 7, to serve as an inviting frontdoor to the town. “It’s more than just a gateway element, it’s really a complete place,” Lashley said. “It has a sense of ‘you’ve arrived’ and even if you don’t stop you know you’ve been some place special.” Planning services director Eric Cosens’ report said this plan is not a final design, since there is still uncertainty about the provincial government’s plans for the Highway 7 corridor. Currently, the area is a “pedestrian unfriendly place”, with no visual elements to draw drivers into town, Lashley said. The aim of his plan is to slow down traffic, help drivers identify the entrance to downtown Perth, and to provide a refuge for pedestrians. Proposed features of the gateway intersection include tree-lined road medians and sidewalks, an arch supported by stone columns, and – in one scenario – a traffic circle on the highway.

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34 Herriott St., Perth, ON, K7H 1T2 Old Firehall with Hose Tower, beside the Library Voice: 613.267.3200 Fax: 613.267.6797 E-mail: welcome@ Website: President: Jack McTavish “Farewell to Madeline” Reception Wednesday, Aug. 17th The Board of Directors of the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to join them in bidding farewell to our co-manager, Madeline, who is leaving the Chamber (and Perth) at the end of August to move to Kingston. Madeline began her career with the Chamber in September 2000 and has been a wonderful asset to both the Chamber and the community. We will miss working with her! This will also be a great opportunity to not only give a great “send off” to Madeline but to also welcome our new General Manager, Pauline Fitchett to the Chamber. The Stone Cellar has graciously offered to open their doors and host the event on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Please drop in to The Stone Cellar (upstairs) anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (with presentations at 6 p.m.) Enjoy some delicious Stone Cellar hors d’oeuvres (cash bar available). In order for us to provide The Stone Cellar with an idea of numbers, please RSVP the Chamber office by Friday, Aug. 12, 613-267-3200 or

As many of you are already aware, I am leaving the Chamber (and Perth) at the end of August. This move certainly is bitter sweet; I am excited to be commencing a new chapter in my (and my family’s) life with plenty of new beginnings for all of us. This new beginning also means our family’s “Perth Chapter” is coming to an end, which is somewhat sad. My family and I moved from Orleans to Perth in August 1998. We wanted to raise our 3 and 7 year old daughters in a small town away from the hustle and bustle of a big city. This move to Perth proved to be everything we were looking for; the romantic feel of a small town, highlighted with the friendliness of a proud community. Two years after we moved here, I had the opportunity to work at the Chamber office on an extremely part time basis. I worked 8 hours/week as the Chamber’s Administrative Assistant. What a perfect fit for a mom with two small children. As the years passed and my children became more self sufficient, my hours at the Chamber office increased; so did my responsibilities. I have truly LOVED my job since the day I walked through the big red doors in September 2000. I enjoy working with the community, our membership, the Board of Directors, the several visitors who enter our doors every day, as well as our fabulous staff and one of a kind, volunteer, Kirsten. To say the least, the past 11 years have flown by! Thank you to EVERYONE who has made my time in Perth, as well as my place of employment, a real joy. I can only hope that I love my next place of employment as much as I have loved working at the Chamber!

5th Annual Dorothy Griffith Memorial Golf Tournament – Wednesday, Aug. 10 Thank You To Our Hole Sponsors A&B Ford Sales Ltd. • Aabacus Catering • Algonquin College Heritage Institute Allan Chartered Accountant Professional Corporation • Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer BirTee Pro • Brown Shoe Company of Canada Ltd. • Carolina Retirement Suites Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers Ltd. & Financial Corporation • Decorating by Design Dixon Automotive • Leo Adams Investments Inc. • Linden Financial Planning Mike Fair Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Inc. • Paws Oasis • Perth Courier/Metroland Media RBC Commercial Banking (Scott Rintoul) • Rivington and Associates Commercial Division Inc Scotiabank • Tackaberry Sand & Stone • Tunnock Consulting Ltd • Victory Farms Alpacas Wills Transfer Limited • Performance Printing/EMC Thank You To Our Members and Local Businesses Who Have Donated Prizes Advanced Alarms • Blue Heron Golf Course • Burns Jewellers • Cat’s Cove Writing Services Classic Theatre Festival • Country Tole Creations • Cogeco Cable Inc. • Embers • Foodsmiths Ground Waves • Hillier & Associates Financial Planning • Impression Printing • Lake 88.1 Lambden Windows and Doors • Linden Financial Planning Mike Fair Chevrolet, Buick GMC Cadillac Inc • Nedco • Paws Oasis Perth Home Hardware Building Centre • Prodecal • Rideau Canal Boat Tours Rivington Rally Honda • Special Occasions • Tranquility Spa on the Rideau The Beach House Massage & Bodyworks • Victory Farms Alpacas Thank You to Our Specialty Sponsors • A&B Ford is this year’s Hole in One sponsor • RBC Dominion Securities (Jim Noble) is this year’s Cart Sponsor • Town and Country Chrysler & Lake 88.1 are this year’s “Bucket of Balls” (Driving Range) Sponsor • Leo Adams Investments (Bill Beacham) is sponsoring the putting contest & is this year’s Dinner Sponsor • Perth Courier (Chris McWebb) is sponsoring the “Chip To The Courier Bag” • Golf Tee Innovation (Mario Caya) is sponsoring the “Birtee Long Drive” • Foodsmiths (Claire and Don Smith) is sponsoring the prize for “Beat The Pro” • Metro (Avis and Brent Brownlee) is sponsoring the fruit stand • Paws Oasis (Linda Lalonde) is sponsoring our “Closest to the Canine” contest THANK YOU! We would like to thank you for sponsoring/contributing to this year’s tournament. As well, thank you to those who have signed up to golf! Without your generous contribution or participation, the tournament would not be the success it is, year after year!! Your valuable contribution to the tournament enables the Chamber to be open year round, providing visitors and those relocating to the area, the opportunity to receive information about the town, surrounding townships and your businesses!! As well, the money the Chamber raises from this tournament provides us the opportunity to embark on tourism initiatives such as cycling, the spring Bike Rodeo, the Sweet and Sticky Weekend, advertising and promotion in

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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH The Beach House Massage and Bodywork The Beach House Massage and Bodywork, located just 1km outside of Perth off the Rideau Ferry Road, offers many different treatments that can benefit the feet, scalp and whole body. Decorated in a relaxing tropical theme, this is a place you can go, to take time for yourself to help build your strength and recapture your energy. Massage therapy can benefit people of all ages and there are numerous benefits that can be achieved through regular massage. With two Registered Massage Therapists on staff The Beach House welcomes new clients, with the ability to book that week or sometimes the same day. The Beach House also offers Traditional Thai Massage with a Registered Thai Therapist. This form of bodywork is performed on a floor mat with the client fully clothed, using passive stretching, active breathing and acupressure. Thai massage increases flexibility, is very grounding and induces a state of well being. Reflexology is a long-time traditional practice that provides stimulus to pressure sensors of the feet, prompting a reflexive response throughout the entire body. It can be effective in creating relaxation, easing pain, and providing relief from constipation, insomnia and headaches. With the newest addition of pedicures, The Beach House goes one step further offering a Medi Pedi with their Footlogix line. The Footlogix Pediceutical line has a moisturizing mousse formulated specifically for foot conditions such as dryness, cracked heels, sweaty feet or even fungus. It absorbs rapidly into the skin so your feet won’t feel slippery. For a complete list of services and prices please visit our website

Out with the old, in with the new The Chamber’s Board of Directors and Executive are pleased to announce that Pauline Fitchett will be commence her training as the Chamber’s General Manager on August 2nd. Pauline joins the Chamber with a Program Co-Ordinator background. Having grown up in Harlowe, Ontario (near Bon Echo Provincial Park) Pauline currently calls nearby Carleton Place home. She has been working hand in hand with the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, while employed at ARTS Carleton Place. Carol and Madeline are excited to be spending the month of August familiarizing Pauline with the duties of the General Manager, preparing her for the upcoming year. Pauline is married to Mark and has two children aged 18 and 14 and couldn’t be more excited about getting started in her new role as General Manager of the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING PAULINE

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Perth duo cycling across Canada hosts fundraiser ROSANNE LAKE

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BEACON UNDER THE BRIDGE The Town of Perth, through Parks Canada, has put a large billboard sign on one of the piers of the Rideau Ferry bridge to guide boaters travelling east on the Rideau Canal. It will help direct them to Perth at channel marker NTA, through Beveridge Locks.

Two Perth natives are back in town for a short stint, in the midst of cycling across Canada to raise funds and awareness of food insecurity and hunger issues in Canada. Tyler Valiquette and Jason Morgenstern set out on July 2 from Victoria, BC on a twomonth cycling trip to St. John’s, Nfld. with a goal of raising $20,000 in support of Meal Exchange. This is a student- driven national charity striving to end hunger in Canada. This Saturday, however, they are setting their sights closer to home. They pulled back into town after many adventures last weekend, visiting for a few days before getting back in the saddle to complete their journey to the Maritimes. But even though they are home, that doesn’t mean they’ll sit back and relax. With the visit comes a fundraiser in support of the Perth Food Bank and Meal Exchange set for the Crystal Palace in Perth from 3

to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The local event is being sponsored by Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer. “With about 2.7 million Canadians living with food insecurity, there is a great need to be addressed,” said Morgenstern. “That number doesn’t sit well. It’s shocking to learn the extent of hunger issues here.” He also noted that Meal Exchange has engaged 50 university campuses across Canada to raise more than $2.75 million since 1993 – that’s equivalent to 1.1-million meals. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, pop and water are on the menu for the fundraiser this Saturday. A silent auction will also be taking place with various items up for grabs, donated by local businesses. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Funk Police and other local talent. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the cyclists, learn about their trip and get involved in the fight against hunger. For more information, visit

Quilts on the Tay promises visual inspiration BY ROSANNE LAKE

The Lanark County Quilters Guild has been working for two years on bringing another colourful and creative quilt show to the area. This weekend, that work will come to fruition, when the guild hosts its Quilts on the Tay event Aug. 12 to 14 at St. John Catholic High School in Perth. The theme of Tradition/Innovation will highlight the inspirational and contemporary designs of guild members. Yvonne Stirling, publicity coordinator for the quilt show, said the event will feature more than 200 quilts, wall hangings, work-

Town staff finds water bill error GEOFF DAVIES

The town should recover the full sum of a nearly $1,000 water bill from a local business, councillors recommended with a unanimous motion during regular meeting of Perth Council’s committee of the whole on Aug. 2. In June, town treasury staff uncovered a clerical error they made, that led to the town to issue an incorrect water bill to Shear Perfection Hair Design, at 49 Foster St. With this error, the town lost $930.24 in revenue, over a 16month period. The business owner, Stacey Campbell, said she is “willing to pay the difference of the charges from January 2011 to present day,” in a letter dated July 5, 2011. Campbell said adjusting her water bill to the full amount will affect her business’ tax return, “resulting in additional accounting fees and a major inconvenience.” Campbell’s proposal would result in her paying $293.76, almost a third of the full amount, corporate services director Lang Britchford said in his report to council. While recommending Town staff work with Campbell to find a mutually-agreeable business plan, Britchford advised against offering relief on the bill, as the town has no policy in place for such a scenario. Also, accepting Campbell’s proposal would set a precedent, making it difficult for the municipality to collect revenue if a similar mistake happens again. “The risk exposure this creates could potentially be very costly to the municipality,” he said in his report. Though he said he doesn’t know the specifics about the business’ situation, Britchford weighed in on Campbell’s concerns about adjusting her tax return. “I’m a former tax accountant and I don’t share her concern,” he said. “It’s a non-event to adjust a prior year.” After discovering the error, Britchford said his staff combed through other documents for the same error, but found none. Councillors voted unanimously to invoice Campbell for the full amount, without penalty for late payment, and to work with her to establish a payment plan.

shop creations, block-of-themonth pieces and much more. She also said there will be several special interest additions to the show this year, too. “There will be ongoing demonstrations in the gym all weekend so people can see the different techniques in action,” she said, noting the guild’s Handmaids group will be showcasing their hand sewing and quilting skills. Stirling said F-squared group members will also be on hand to

show you more contemporary fibre art techniques. She said another must-see is a collection of antique quilts. “These quilts belong to guild members and their families, and they’re really interesting because they will all have stories attached to them,” Stirling said. A special display this year is FabriCreations, an exhibit of art quilts belonging to regional members of Studio Art Quilt Association. “That is quite a

renowned group,” said Stirling. “They take a famous painting, break it down and reproduce it in a series of quilts.” The guild is a not-for-profit organization and this year’s charity quilts were donated to the Perth Food Bank and the Mississippi Museum so they, in turn, can raise money for their causes. Of course, a merchant mall will also be on hand at the show, housing a variety of vendors, as

well as a boutique of quilts and quilted items by guild members that are for sale. Quilts on the Tay runs Aug. 12 from noon to 5 p.m.; Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John Catholic High School on County Rd. 10 (the Scotch Line) in Perth. Admission is $6 and children under 12 are free. For more information, visit

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Nycole, you have got some ‘splainin’ to do


uebecers sent 59 New Democrat MPs to Ottawa this past May. Those winning 59 all went up against Bloc Quebecois candidates, and beat them fair and square, by all accounts. They did not vote for the BQ by proxy by voting for the NDP. That would be like voting to support the Liberals by voting Conservative, even though Quebec is not immune to strategic voting. But last week came word that the NDP’s new interim leader, former union leader Nycole Turmel, was a member of the Bloc Quebecois from 2006 until just this past January. A month later, she ran in the Gatineau area as a New Democratic candidate. We’ve seen this before in Quebec. Former Premier Lucien Bouchard literally belonged to, ran for, or at least flirted with, almost every mainstream party in the province. Even the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, supported the NDP before running for the Liberals in 1965. Outside of Quebec, one is either a federalist or one is not. Within Quebec, however, the labels are a little bit more fluid. Even so, it underlines some of the uneasiness fellow Canadians are having about just where the NDP’s now burgeoning Quebec ranks sit on the whole soverignty debate. Canada’s youngest-ever MP, 19-yearold Pierre-Luc Dusseault of Sherbrooke, stated on a radio show this past spring that “the NDP and I respect sovereignty. Sovereignty will be done in Quebec. Quebecers will decide if they want to be a country.” As M. Dusseault’s comments, reported in the National Post, demonstrate, the Orange Tide lifted many ships, some of whom may have separatist leanings. We’re not sure since some of the candidates were given somewhat of a free ride on Jack Layton’s coat-tails. Just because someone was once a separatist does not mean that they should forever be precluded from holding high office in the federal system. But there are serious questions that need to be raised since Turmel – as least until Layton’s hoped-for return in September – will be the head of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition for the next several weeks. Her job title says she must remain loyal to the Queen. Can she do the same for Canada?

Local Landmark

In this space each week, we will feature a photo of local interest. Be the first to correctly identify the location or item in the picture by emailing with the subject line, “Local Landmark,” and your name will be printed in next week’s paper! This week’s clue is where people can be seen “chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon.”

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Summer visitors and an island boat cruise


he first heavy load of washing is rumbling through its cycles downstairs and I can find a moment to collect my thoughts. It’s been a busy time for summer visitors and I don’t mean all the squirrels and rabbits and assorted bird life that manage to clear our quite hefty bird feeder on a daily basis. Actually the birds are welcome, especially the beautiful cardinal seen zooming around yesterday. And at least our four-legged visitors have to hop about at ground level, hoping to clean up the spill. Recent human visitors to our home include my husband’s sister from England, over here staying mostly with an older sister in Ottawa, but scooped up by dear husband for a few enjoyable days together. Both are recovering from strokes so the conversation tends to be a bit halting but it’s lovely to see her and catch up on family news. Then, before she left, our teen-aged grandson was dropped off for a week or so. His parent, in the military, is off to Las Vegas for a conference. I realize Canada’s financial status is a lot less fragile than our neighbour’s down south but maybe they should hold these conferences a bit closer to home. In the case of the US military, maybe they could find an empty hangar locally or a large garden shed? It would certainly

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BENDELL Settled In help trim their budget. But really I’m glad our daughter, not long back from a troubled area in the Middle East, is going to enjoy the glitz and glamour of a few days in Vegas. She’s not a big gambler and hasn’t been there before, so good luck to her. So now we must concentrate on things to do with a tall, lanky 15year-old. My first thought was Upper Canada Village but he assured me that he’d had several school outings there. Full marks to our school system for including this colourful chunk of Canadian history in their curriculum. Let’s see now, what else would a lad of his age enjoy? Both visitors love to swim so the cottage was high

on the agenda and, while we were there, we made a trip to Narrows Lock which was bustling with activity. We often go there but I’ve never before seen as many as eight boats, most of them quite large, easing their way into the lock at the same time. Quite a feat of engineering to make it glide so easily to and fro. Watching such a variety of boats made our grandson really enthusiastic to go on a boat trip so we decided to take him on a Thousand Islands pleasure boat trip in Gananoque. This turned out to be a really good idea for all of us. The tour took two and a half hours and the narrative, relayed over the ship’s radio system, was really interesting and informative. Did you know that Charles Dickens toured the 1000 Islands? I certainly didn’t. And that all sorts of other famous people owned cottages there? We shivered a bit at the news of all the hundreds of wrecks we were gliding over, and the weather was mild, mostly sunny, so we were able to cruise really close to a nest of osprey and many groups of mergansers. We also learned that there are more than 1,800 islands. It certainly made a really interesting day for our grandson. Oh, I do enjoy summer visitors. Enlarging their horizons does wonders for all of us.

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n Saturday I hung out with about 1,900 cyclists when the Vélo Québec tour hit Perth. No, I have not switched from running to cycling. I still have left over fear-of-head-traumaafter-Grade-12-cycling incident issues. (You are thinking: “Well THAT explains a few things!”) Besides, it is hard to cycle while wearing a long period costume. Saturday was a hot humid day to be wearing pioneer garb, so what I lacked in generating heat from exercise, I made up for by wearing heavy clothing. I seem to be drawn to events that require me to wear layers of clothing on hot days (i.e. Kilt Run). Anyway, I was at Conlon Farm with a group of other intrepid pioneer-garbed volunteers hosting a Friends of Murphys Point booth. We were promoting the many treasures found at the provincial park, including our upcoming Heritage Mica Festival. (It will be chock full of fun stuff during the last two weekends of August and the first two weekends of September.) Needless to say, we pioneer women stood out amid the cycling shorts and tank tops. We were WAY to conspicuous to sneak into the line-up for the awesome-looking food for the cyclists. The Vélo Québec tour, by the way, is really something. This renowned bicycle touring organization is a huge production – complete with its own transport truck shower houses, a giant tent for meals, a tent city for sleeping, a stage with entertainment, a luggage truck, a pub tent and bicycle repairs, massage therapists and so much more. The organizers look after everything so the cyclists can



Past Deadline concentrate on the business of cycling. Our booth joined others promoting local tourism, and we had lots of curious cyclists checking us out and talking about our lovely town and area. At least I’m pretty sure that’s what they were saying. There was a day when I was reasonably competent in French, but that was a couple of decades ago, and I think it was just one day. Suffice it to say, I am rusty. Comment dites-vous, “rusty”? Now, si vous parlez lentement, I might be able to smile and nod enthusiastically and actually understand what you are saying, but I have a tough time responding. The vocabulary flies from my head or flops clumsily from my mouth. Fortunately we had a fluent volunteer on hand (yay Jane!) while I was there, so I could be the smiling nodder. When francophones conversed with The Fluent One, I could get at least the gist of the conversation – and sometimes pretty much the

whole darned thing! On my own, though, I would freeze to the point of barely being able to speak English because I was trying so hard to be understood. I am SUCH a dork! For example, I tried to tell one lady that Murphys Point is a “parc provincial,” but couldn’t pronounce “provincial” all French-like even after three tries. The Fluent One said, “Oh, just say it in English.” I think I could have gotten away with that word. In fact, when listening to numerous conversations that were “lente” enough, it was easily seen how context and a good accent can make all the difference. I heard The Fluent One telling a man in French that the mica mineral “est fire retardant.” He didn’t blink an eye. Unfortunately, I have never been convincing with accents, so I am self-conscious about my French pronunciation. It’s so much cooler to freeze and talk like a dork in English instead. Yeah, as I said, my core French schooling was a long day ago, and with language, you’ve got to lose it or lose it. It was fun at the Vélo Québec event to scrape off some of that rust and have French dancing through my head again. The cyclists were so gracious and forgiving as we stumbled along. In fact, we heard organizers say it was nice that so many folks in town greeted guests with hearty “bonjours” and “au revoirs.” Still, I couldn’t help but relax a tiny bit when my “Bonjour!” was greeted with “Hi! I’m from Windsor!” Congrats to the organizers for this great event, and to the cyclists who have many hundreds of miles yet to go, “Bonne chance!”

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An early August scene

Turn on the fountains Dear Editor, I read with interest Mr. Wilson’s letter (Perth Courier, Aug. 4) regarding the fountains. We had visitors from Toronto who love Perth & the Music Festival and we made reservations on one of Perth’s fine restaurant patios, specifically so we could have a pleasant dinner outside while we watched and listened to the lovely fountains (which our friend had photographed earlier). No sooner were we seated (7:00) and the fountains suddenly ceased, revealing instead, stagnant green waters. I find it disconcerting that one complainant can shut down the enjoyment of so many. If council has so little respect for the majority of taxpaying residents

(whom I understand support the running of the fountains), and the work of the Rotary Club, it should at least give due consideration to the enjoyment and interests of the tourists and guests who bring their diversity, vivacity, not to mention their dollars, to Perth. It would be an even greater disservice to Perth residents if we had to waste time and energy filing a petition to attempt to reverse this very bad decision. I would expect council to stand behind their original decision and approval of the Rotarian project, be sensible and remove this ridiculous, fence-sitting curfew on the fountains. Barbara Erb RR4 Perth

Visitor thanks everyone for help Dear Editor, Many kind people rushed to my assistance when I took a bad fall while visiting your town on Tuesday, July 26, evening. Immediately, a nurse offered comfort and assistance, a young mom went out of her way to help me, someone provided ice which they went got from a nearby restaurant. Many more people inquired if there was any help I

needed. This softened the blow of what I felt was neglect in that the large hole that I fell into was left without adequate protection of causing a serious accident. I want to say thank you to all who crossed my path with their care and concern. Dorothy Cooper Belleville

Construction adds excitement Dear Editor, The following is an open letter to the Corporation of the Town of Perth. As a student returning to my hometown for the first long period since the Wilson Street construction project was completed, I was eager to see what had been done. I agreed with the need for bicycle lanes, and knew the frustration of trying to get from one end of the town to the other on a busy day. I hoped beyond all hope that the construction would improve these problems. No doubt influenced by the classic movie, I was happily surprised that the ‘improvements’ made Wilson Street a new arena for the sport of Death Race. For those of you unfamiliar with Death Race 2000, the original movie from which the most recent movie was based on, drivers race across a futuristic country where pedestrians are run down for points. While the Perth death race track is obviously shorter than the one used in the movie, it is interesting to see that the town is embracing such a radical sport. Signs indicating point values of pedestrians along the route might go a long way to making the game more accessible to new players. I’d often noted with my

friends that the town is lacking in the excitement necessary to keep us young-uns entertained, but with the explosions and gore that the new Wilson Street is sure to bring I’ll have plenty of entertainment for the summer months. The blue barrels warning drivers of the railroad track and the off-angle curb on the opposite side would make excellent obstacles to send competing drivers into. Likewise, the extremely confusing double lane ‘system’ leading up to Wilson at Foster will send many vehicles careening to their doom, much to the delight of avid death race fans in the town. The new paint scheme at North Street near Drummond and Beckwith would also make an excellent addition to the new sport Perth is embracing so well. I would fervently like to congratulate the town on their decision to make their streets exciting. The new Wilson Street is a great way to expose such an up and coming sport. Could we maybe see Perth becoming the leader in the Death Race world? Only time and future construction projects will tell. The flames and bloodshed to come will be just the x-factor needed to make Perth relevant to the youth of today. Thank you.


ecause it often signals the end of the nesting season for most bird species, early August is often less productive from a birdwatcher’s point of view. It’s the moulting month for birds of all kinds. A time when songbirds seek out the deepest thickets for this gradual feather change and ducks and geese become flightless because their moult is more abrupt. However, there are other creatures and things to see these days if one takes the time to go out looking for them. The outdoor world around us has so much to offer, we shouldn’t ever complain of not seeing something interesting. A ramble through the fields and wood lots or along a stream or lakeshore at this summer season can provide you with all manner of observations. And while you tend to look for the larger sights such as a deer or a beaver, it’s often more worthwhile to concentrate your glances on the smaller things nearby. Believe it or not, the recent rains, though not nearly enough to satisfy the parched landscape still packed enough moisture to cause a number of species of toadstools and mushrooms to pop up on the forest floor. The different colours and shapes of the many varieties of these fungi provide you with some interesting sights and photo opportunities. Such observations can also give you experience in recognizing the edible mushrooms from those that are dangerous. In the same wood lots, you won’t find trilliums or Jack-inthe-pulpits now, but you will see rich green ferns, tiny tree seedlings, and patches of soft emerald moss. You may also encounter the recent workings on the tree trunks of a woodpecker


BRIGGS-JUDE Outdoors whose identity often lies not only in the size of the holes but also in the shape of the excavations. The last of the pink orchids have disappeared from the meadows, but the beauty of these same fields continues to unfold. The blue patches of Viper’s Bugloss contrast sharply with the taller tips of the yellowing goldenrod and the broad leafed green of the already podded milkweed. Look those plants over carefully as they are often a host to one of our most common and yet intriguing winged creatures. It was on one of these same milkweed plants that I recently discovered a large striped caterpillar. Brought inside in a large jar and kept supplied with fresh milkweed stalks, it soon went into the pupa stage and a week later emerged, transformed into a fully fledged orange and black Monarch butterfly. And while this transformation from a plodding caterpillar to a free flying aerialist is a miracle in itself, it has even more marvels to unfold. For this Monarch butterfly, unlike any of the other kinds of butterflies flitting over the fields around us has the

uncanny ability to migrate all the way to the mountains of Mexico to escape the rigours of our winter. If you pass a pond these days you’re sure to see the yellow blooms of the bullhead lily or the white waxy flowers of the common water lily. Supported and surrounded by patches of the familiar lily pads, these spectacular flowers are almost tropical in appearance. It’s not too difficult to see how water lily pads provide platforms for sunning frogs and turtles and shaded cover areas for warm water fish. You’ll sometimes notice too that muskrats and beavers have dislodged the tuberous roots for food. This is one way that these fur bearers spread water lilies to new parts of the waterway. And while you’re in the wetlands, there’ll be frogs to see. Big bullfrogs that leave the banks hitting the water with a sizeable “Ker-plunk” and small leopard frogs that act at times as if they had springs on their undercarriage. Hopefully you’ll catch a glimpse of the beautiful little wood frog with the dark mask and the green frog that resembles a small bullfrog with two seams running down its back. One creature you’re likely to encounter when you’re out and about is one of our common snakes. I use the term common with some reservation, because in many areas of this province, any kind of snake is relatively uncommon. It’s unfortunate that such a beneficial reptile sends a good portion of our populace into a trauma when it’s sighted. Maybe that’s one reason for spending a little more time outdoors where much of the misunderstanding and myths of this wild world fade with the reality of each new experience.

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GRAND TOUR, INDEED About 2,000 cyclists rolled into Perth Saturday as part of the massive Grand Tour Desjardins. Perth was one stop on a 600-kilometre, route from Brockville to Belleville. Left, Nick Thompson, and other students from St. John Catholic High School football teams helped unload thousands of duffels for the campers on the tour.

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Municipal Connection Poop and Scoop Pet owners are reminded that under the Animal Control By-Law 3557 “Every owner of a dog is responsible for removing bio-waste (excrement/faeces) left by the dog on private or public property owned by the Town. Any person who owns harbours possesses or is responsible for the care and control of an animal shall remove forthwith bio-waste (excrement/faeces) left by the animal anywhere in the municipality on public property and private property, including the owner’s property and provide for its’ sanitary disposal.” Failure to remove bio-waste, left by an animal, from public or private property can result in a $75.00 fine.

Skateboarding in the Town of Perth-Bylaw 3961 The Town of Perth would like to remind residents that no person shall skateboard, in-line skate or roller skate or roller blade on any sidewalk or roadway in the following locations: Gore Street East from Foster to Craig Street; Gore Street West from Foster to Isabella; Wilson Street East from Herriott to Foster; Wilson Street West from Foster to Isabella and from Sunset Boulevard to the CPR tracks; Foster Street from Wilson to Drummond Street; Herriott Street from Wilson to Drummond Street; North Street from Wilson to Drummond Street and Market Square from Gore Street to Gore Street. Publically owned parking lots are also restricted. TOWN OF PERTH SEMI-ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR

SEASONAL/PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Town of Perth is currently accepting applications from students and responsible adults for seasonal and/or part-time positions beginning in September 2011. Applicants with civic pride, a positive attitude and an appreciation of customer service are invited

forward their resume to the undersigned no later than August 19, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Potential areas of employment include: • Community Services Department • Perth and District Community Centre – Rink Attendants/Canteen Attendants - Part-time and seasonal employment, providing customer service to patrons at the Community Centre. Perth and District Indoor Pool – Administrative Duties, Qualified Lifeguards, Instructors and Locker Room Attendants - Providing front line services at the regions busiest recreation complex. Experience is an asset however training will be provided. Interested applicants are invited to submit a confidential resume outlining their experience and qualifications to the undersigned. Please indicate in a covering letter which areas you may be interested in working. Applicants must have the ability to work a variety of shifts. Some positions will require the applicant to submit to a background check. Applications received as a result of this advertisement will be kept on file for a period of twelve months. Janice McFadden, Human Resources Town of Perth, 80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON Phone: 613-267-3311 Fax: 613-267-5635

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Landfill Scale Attendant PANEL “A” (Temporary) Contract - Six Months The Corporation of the Town of Perth is seeking the services of a temporary Landfill Scale AttendantEnvironmental Services. This position reports directly to the Lead Hand of Surface Operations and supports the staff within the Environmental Services department for the operations of the municipal waste management site including waste diversion, disposal, and composting. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: • Strong clerical and recordkeeping skills with specific experience in financial and activity recording for landfill and composting activities, • Strong and varied personal skills to deal with the public,

• Experience with the operations of light equipment related to facility maintenance The position is placed on the “A” Panel (2011 hourly rate $13.11 to $19.72). This is a 40-hour per week position. There are no benefits associated with this position, which is for six months Applicants are invited to submit clearly marked covering letters and resumes by Friday, August 19, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. to the attention of: Janice McFadden, Payroll Clerk Corporation of the Town of Perth 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9 Phone: 267-3311 Fax: 267-5635

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Lead Hand - Water PANEL “E” (Union) The Corporation of the Town of Perth is seeking the services of a Lead Hand- Water to participate in the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and records management for the water treatment system. The successful applicant will work with a dedicated staff of operators and perform the statutory duties associated with the provision of safe drinking water to the municipality. The successful candidate will be a strong advocate for the community and key member of the Environmental Services team of the municipality. Reporting to the Superintendent of Utilities, the successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: • 3-5 years recent municipal or trade experience, including responsibility for quality assurance, testing, recording keeping, liaison with suppliers, budget responsibility and program/project support. • Grade 12 education with graduation from a 2-3 year post secondary program of study in a related field or licensed technical trade is preferred, • Computer experience is required for this position, including MS Word and Excel. • Provincial certification to the level of the Water Treatment Facility (Level III) is preferred. The Corporation of the Town of Perth offers a competitive salary and a benefits package. The position is placed on the ‘E’ Panel (2011 hourly rate $25.13 to



$29.53). This is a forty (40) hour per week position, requiring flexibility for some evening and weekend work as well as participating in the “on-call’ rotation and Overall Responsible Operator requirements. Applicants are invited to submit clearly marked covering letters and resumes by Friday, August 19, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. to the attention of: Janice McFadden, Payroll Clerk Corporation of the Town of Perth 80 Gore Street East, Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9 Phone: 267-3311 Fax: 267-5635 We thank all applicants who apply for the positions; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection and Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipals Act 2001 and will be used only for the purposes of candidate selection.

Wilson Street Reconstruction Update The municipality continues to put the finishing touches on the Wilson Street corridor. Contractors have been working to complete on the stone accents including the new stone wall signage at the Perth Pool and the new stone light standards at Kippen Street. Contractors are expected to be completing the parkette area at Wilson Street and Sunset Boulevard on August 12. The stone wall and asphalt pathway have been completed and a new sign will be added to the stone wall at the pool to identify it as a municipal facility. The completion of the railway crossing on Wilson Street requires some minor items to be completed including re-instatements of sidewalks at the tracks and the installation of a centre island on the south side of the corridor. This work is expected to be complete by the end of August. Canadian Pacific Railway has completed the installation of the required safety features to meet the current regulations for railway crossings. For additional information on the project call Brian Stinson, Engineering Technician at 613 267 3311 ext 2234.

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Fourposter continues through August at Classic Theatre MATTHEW BEHRENS For Toronto’s Scott Clarkson, starring in the Classic Theatre Festival’s production of The Fourposter, being an actor is a window to the world that explains things within and without the multi-talented performer’s life. Playing half of a long-married couple in the comedic production, which runs until Aug. 28 at Mason Theatre in Perth, Clarkson is a meticulous performer whose command of language and physical dexterity are reminiscent of the acting styles one sees in the classic movies he admires. Indeed, audiences will note in The Fourposter that Clarkson’s very physical stage presence seems at times to channel characteristics associated with Cary Grant and Charlie Chaplin. A CLASSIC COMEDY The Fourposter, written in the early

1940s and first staged in 1951, won a Tony Award for best play on Broadway, and is considered one of the best comedies about marriage written in the 20th century. Clarkson fell in love with the writing, which he found “concise and very real, almost as if it were written today. There’s something universal about relationships, and these things were as real in ancient Greece as they will be 500 years from now. There are no false notes.” Indeed, couples coming to the show may need to wear elbow pads for all the ribbing that is likely to take place when they recognize things about themselves taking place on stage, from the nervous wedding night and dealing with a drunk teenager at 4 a.m. to issues of infidelity and empty nesting. Clarkson says the theatre bug bit him early, playing the boy who did not believe in Christmas in a Grade 2 play. Though he studied theatre at Concordia, he devoted much of his 20s to music, playing in a series of bands. Following a one-man show

in the 2001 Montreal Fringe Festival, he wound up in New York City, first visiting the school that would become his new home on September 11, 2011. The Fourposter features a number of theme days throughout its run, including a post-show talkback on Sunday, Aug. 14 after the 2 p.m. matinee that features Clarkson’s co-star Lindsay Kyte discussing meeting Paul McCartney earlier this month when she received her master’s de-

gree in Liverpool. Both will also perform a set of Beatles tunes. Following the Saturday, Aug. 20 matinee, the late playwright Jan de Hartog’s wife, Marjorie, arrives from Pennsylvania to discuss her husband’s life and legacy and their work for social justice. Tickets are available at, by calling 1-877-283-1283, or in person at Tickets Please, 39 Foster Street (inside Jo’s Clothes).

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Welcome to What’s on the Menu This page is dedicated to offering dining establishments in our area a chance to “strut their stuff”, while giving us a little help in choosing a venue for a great meal, quick snack, meeting or just to get together right here in our own community. This space will allow them to give some insight into their business, its owners and staff, while promoting their great menus and special features. Should you wish to be part of this feature in the coming weeks, please give us a call at 613-267-1100. Please patronize these fine establishments and as the French proverb says, “Appetite is the best sauce!”


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Penny’s Place has been serving customers in the area for 17 years. We specialize in breakfast food and boast ownership of the “Best Breakfast Award”, confirming exactly what customers have been saying for years. Best known for our homemade hashbrowns and homefries, customers will often return from vacation telling us how they couldn’t wait to get back to Perth for a GREAT breakfast! Nothing is deep fried, except for our fresh cut fries. The ambiance is friendly, country and extremely welcoming. An abundance of parking makes Penny’s the ideal highway location for locals, motor homes, trucks and anyone else looking for good home cooking. Lunch is prepared in the same manner with lots of kudos for the homemade soups and daily specials. Only real roast beef, pork and turkey are used in any of our meals. Our turkey club is a best seller, with your choice of white or dark meat.

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A Dream comes true as Perth’s BarnDoor Productions opens the Full Circle Theatre devils are lurking inside him. All in all, it is a production that is startling in its intensity, always entertaining and, according to a number of audience members, shocking in its originality. All of that is not easy to do with a 400-year old play, but BarnDoor Productions has been recycling and re-purposing for

decades, finding new life in the old and new importance in the disregarded. Come out to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream as it concludes its run this week and you’ll see ample evidence of that, both on the stage and all around you as you sit in the new Full Circle Theatre. There are four performances:

Aug. 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 14 at 2 p.m at the Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig Street, Perth, near Last Duel Park. Tickets are available at Tickets Please, 39 Foster St. (at Jo’s Clothes), Perth or online at www.ticketsplease. ca. Call 613 485 6434. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions


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Guests were treated to a soundtrack of bright Dixieland and ragtime music, a soundscape that was more and more overpowered by actual radio sounds of dictator’s speeches and right-wing rallies. Most of all, they were excited by the fast, furious, hugely energetic and powerful performances from the cast. From the two pairs of lost lovers (Connor Burnham, Sydney Jacklin, Bronwyn Jacques and Aden Shenkman) who hurl themselves into their scenes with physical abandon, to the rustic Mechanicals (Don Lee, Ian Jenner, Stephen Morgenstern, Gena Tremaine, Janice Jacklin and Joe Laxton) who work together so well as a group, getting laughs simply by holding up an onion or sitting down, to the increasingly sinister intrigue of the Royal Court, which starts off with the less than happy marriage of the Duke and his bride (Rick Wood and Tracy Noonan). It ends with a palace coup orchestrated by the so-called ‘minor’ characters (Robert Del Grande and Gary King, with Alex Hodgins and Matt Larabie as some very intense brown-shirts). And, of course, there are the fairies. These aren’t your usual garden-flitting types, rather ones who sing cabaret-style jazz songs and dance the Charleston. Supported by her train (Robin Ross, Natalie Grey and Lauren Jacques), fairy queen Titania (Kristy Angel) is a Roaring Twenties flapper, while Oberon (David Bird) is a severe, rather frightening creature out of myth – and Puck (Chris Angel) is so filled with energy and intensity that you have to wonder what


After two years of building and nearly three decades of dreaming, the Full Circle Theatre came to life Friday, Aug. 5 for BarnDoor Productions, Perth’s original community theatre, when the very first audience members came through the doors of the newly renovated space for the very first performance. What the close-to-capacity audience saw was most impressive, both onstage and off: spacious lobby and restroom facilities for the patrons, a beautifully and creatively appointed auditorium, a large stage and equally large technical space, barrierfree access and much more. All of that is even more impressive when you realize that the new theatre was once a car-wash, the only traces of which that still remain being pieces that have been reused and re-incorporated into BarnDoor’s exciting new home. Onstage, the attraction was every bit as spectacular, as a cast of more than 20 brought one of William Shakespeare’s most entertaining plays to rowdy, rambunctious, tempestuous life. Audience members were intrigued by the production’s setting against a backdrop of the rise of dictatorship in 1930s Europe. They were delighted by gorgeous costumes (brought together by Donna Bourgeault) that seemed to grow in colour and richness as the play progressed, by a simple but effective set consisting of strips of glittering mylar curtains that, with a little imagination, served as anything from pillars at the royal court to hanging tree branches to the picture frame of a stage.

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Lanark County Quilters Guild presents

Civitan Club gears up for show QUILTS Tay Kommittee of Perth and District (YAK) and the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS). The annual Mike Bowes Memorial Cruise-In is set for Sunday, Aug. 27, also at the Perth Civitan Club. Attendees can enjoy a full day to view approximately 100 great classic vehicles of all kinds from model T’s and A’s, ’30s custom rods, ’50s classic cruisers and ’60s muscle cars. There will be door prizes and memorial dash plaques for classic car owners and a draw. Refreshments and a barbeque will be available. Submitted by the Perth Civitan Club

Friday Noon - 5 p.m.  Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. St. John Catholic High School, 2066 County Rd. 10, Scotch Line, Perth Admission $6  Children under 12 free For info call 613-267-4831 or 613-284-1498 or visit


welcome to attend. If you don’t own a classic vehicle, you are welcome to come out and enjoy the view. At each cruise-in all classic car owners will have the opportunity to win door prizes, provided by local area sponsors and a 50/50 draw will be available to all attendees. Good old classic rock and roll will be throughout the evening. A barbecue is also on site. Last year the Tay Touring Club, through draws and the Mike Bowes memorial cruisein, was able to make donations of $800 each to two local area good causes: The Youth Action

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11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Birds of Prey Show featuring at least 5 Birds of Prey (by the Commerce Bldg.)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Birds of Prey Show featuring at least 5 Birds of Prey (by the Commerce Bldg.)


11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Live Music by Andre and the J-Tones Rhythm and Blues Experience of Hamilton (on Grounds)

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration (in Lions Hall) Pam Collacott of the Trillium Cooking School

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cooking Demonstration (in Lions Hall) Clark Day of Kingston

12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wine Tasting - Colio Wineries (in Lions Hall)

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mary Jane Murphy of Maximilian’s Restaurant of Perth Disc Jockey Pat Labelle of Music Mix On the grounds throughout the day Garlic Braiding with Al Cowan of the Ontario Garlic Growers Association (Ongoing on the grounds)

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Refreshment Tent 2:30 p.m. Tailgate Rib Cook-Off Outside - By side of Lions Building Disc Jockey Pat Labelle of Music Mix On the grounds throughout the day Garlic Braiding with Al Cowan of the Ontario Garlic Growers Association (Ongoing on the grounds)

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Carpenters and handymen: generous assorted supply of nails, screws, etc. Grinder, plumbing and electrical supplies. These will also be included in yard sale. 613-264-8808.

CANOE & KAYAK SUMMER SALE 10-30% off selection, 15% accessories with boat purchase. Ottawa Valley Canoe & Kayak, 4245 Hwy. 17 W (at Mississippi River), AnFARM trim. Exit 169 from EQUIPMENT 417 West. http://, 613832-2569 or, toll-free, FORD 350 DIESEL truck, as is, $9,500. 1-888-633-9307. 644 NH round baler, auto toss, $13,000. Elliptical for sale in MF 9-foot disc bine, great condition. Has a $12,000. timer, 10 levels of resis- Klonskild 300 4-furrow tance, keeps track of plow, $8,500. calories burned, dis- 5610 Ford tractor with tance covered and loader, $16,000. pulse. If interested, 20-foot 10-ton wagon please make an offer @ with rack, $1,500. 613-205-1365. Must 22-foot 10-ton wagon come and get it. with rack, $1,600. 613-227-4590 Jim Stevenson GENERATOR, brand new, never used. 300 old record albums. VEHICLES 613-267-5431. TOP DOLLAR we pay for used guitars, amplifiers, banjos, etc. No hassle - we even pick up! Call Mill Music, Renfrew, toll-free, 1877-484-8275, or local, 613-432-4381. 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.

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4 bedroom house close to Algonquin College. $1,450/month plus utilities. Available now. 613-790-3649 or 613256-3649. BEAUTIFUL HOME ON Mississippi, 1 bedroom plus den. $900/mth. plus utilities. Available immediately. 613-257-4806. PERTH: 3 bedroom duplex with new windows, doors, kitchen and freshly painted. $850/month plus heat and hydro. Parking and small yard. Non-smokers. Close to schools and downtown. 613264-0666. PERTH: 3 bedroom home. 2 baths, a/c, 5 appliances, gas heat (2 fireplaces). $1,100 plus utilities. Would suit professional couple. Available Sept. 1. 613264-0428.


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Art passed away in hospital, in Perth, on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife June (nee Cromarty) and children Robert (Betty), Douglas (Barbara) all of Perth, Linda (Joe) Molinario of Plymouth MA, and Karen (Leonard) Packer of Sydenham. Art will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sister Audrey Burke sisters in law Doreen and Frieda. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Agnes (nee Davis) Moodie, brothers Ronald, Stuart, Murray, sister Ruby and grandson Ryan Arthur. Art was a veteran of the Korean War, serving proudly with the Canadian Provost Corps during his military service. After his retirement he continued to support the Canadian Forces as the Manager of the Centennial Centre at CFB Petawawa, then owned and operated the Pinehurst Estates Mobile Home Park in Petawawa for over 20 years. Art spent his remaining years in his hometown of Perth. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Wednesday, August 3 at 1 p.m. In remembrance, donations to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or Dignity House would be appreciated.


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In hospital, in Perth, on Friday, July 29, 2011 Rachel Shanks at the age of 85. Beloved wife of James ‘Jim’ R. Shanks; loved mother of Harry and David (Karen). Dear sister of Hannah Purdon and the late Mildred, Garnet, Jeanetta, Yula, Walter and Florence. She was the sisterin-law of Reg (Vena) Shanks, Carl (Joyce) Moss and the late Aileen (Roy) Sproule; predeceased by her cousins Hazel (Lester) McGonegal. Rachel will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, her nieces and nephews, cousins and all her family. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. Interment, Pinehurst Cemetery, Playfairville. In remembrance, contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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Peacefully, at Perth Community Care Centre, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 Rose Ellen (Brewer) Kermode at the age of 102 years. Predeceased by her husband John Douglas Kermode and her brothers Tom Brewer, Fred Hutchings, sister Pat Miller and nephew Fred Miller. Rose will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Lewis and Winston Brewer, Rita Graham, Patsy McVeigh, Marlene Couch, June Kerfoot, Don, Joe and Ken Hutchings, Bernice Mulville, Doreen Woods, Lotti Rubino, Nora Haveron and many grand nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all her friends at Perth Community Care and all her family. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Friday, Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Interment, Rideau Ferry Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Dignity House Hospice would be appreciated.

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At Perth Community Care Centre, Perth, on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Iris was the beloved and devoted wife for 54 years of David Allan, cherished mother and grandmother of Margo (Lynn) Pratt and their children Karen and Adam, Anne-Marie (Doug) Nixon and Andrew (Laurie) Allan all of Perth, Patricia Williams and her children David and Danielle of Carleton Place and Lisa (John) Graham and their children Geoffrey and Laura of Arnprior. She will be sadly missed by her brothers Philip Crompton of Ontario California, David (Iris) Crompton of Hamilton, sister-in-law Elizabeth Collins of Pointe Claire Quebec, her nieces, nephews, family, friends and the caring staff of the Perth Community Care Centre. She was predeceased by sister Jean Crompton. Friends paid their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth. The funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. Interment, Scotch Line Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Calvin United Church, the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County or the Scotch Line Cemetery would be appreciated.

Peacefully, at home, in Perth, on Thursday, July 28th, 2011, at the age of 60. Betty Louise Farrell; dearly loved daughter of Shirley Farrell, of Perth. Betty was predeceased by her father, the late Patrick Farrell, in 1982, and her brother John “Tucker” Farrell, in 1973. Betty will be sadly missed by her daughter Denise Kellar (Dan Hannah), and her brothers Jeffrey Kellar, and Robert Gill, all of Perth. Caring Gramma to Justin Hall, and Jessie Hannah. Betty who was known to all her knew her well as “Betty Boop”, will be fondly remembered by her sisters; Kathleen (late Bob) Barry, of Midlland, Patsy (Ken) Foley, and Judy (Freeman) Wright, both of Perth, Sandra (Todd) Kellar, and Christine (Sean) Brisson, both of Lanark. Betty’s family are especially thankful to Archie Vandenheuvel, and his daughter Melanie, and Dave Crain, all of Perth, for their kindness to Betty. Resting at the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. A Celebration of Betty’s Life was held in the O’Dacre Family Chapel, on Monday, August 1, at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow, with a private interment to be scheduled at a later date. In so honouring Betty’s wishes, and her love of animals, donations to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society, would be greatly appreciated. Betty’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth, 613-267-3082.

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Peacefully, in hospital, in Perth, following a sudden stroke, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Betty was predeceased by her parents Dr. Edward and Caroline (Cavanagh) Consitt, beloved husband Desmond in February 1996 and a dearly loved son James in October 2010, sisters Aileen Dowsett, Mary Latchford, Dorothy McCarney, Catherine McLennan, Carmel Buckley, Rita Ballantyne, Doreen Consitt and Theresa McKim and dear friend Joseph Pennett. Much loved and cherished mother of Catherine E. Stapleton (Robert Cleroux) of Perth, Elizabeth A. Stapleton (Michael Grieve) of Destin, Florida, Kelly M. Stapleton of Toronto and treasured daughter-in-law, Gwen Stapleton of Perth. Betty loved her life in Perth and Otty Lake where she enjoyed summers all her life. Betty was a positive and considerate person who lived life to the fullest and had a kind word for everyone who crossed her path. She treasured her life long and newly forged friendships and was the matriarch of the Consitt clan spanning five generations. Her knowledge and memories as family historian will be surely missed. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John’s Church, Perth on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. In remembrance, contributions to St. John’s Church Memorial Fund, Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.) or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

SPENCE, Most Rev. Francis John, JCD, DD, LHD, LLD, Seventh Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston. Archbishop Spence passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in Kingston on Wednesday morning, July 27, 2011. He was born on June 3, 1926, in Perth, Ontario, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Kingston on April 16, 1950. After serving as the Archbishop’s Secretary and Assistant Pastor at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, from 1950 to 1952, he studied at the Angelicum University in Rome, where he obtained a Doctorate in Canon Law in 1955. He then returned to Kingston as Assistant Pastor at St. Mary’s Cathedral and held various Archdiocesan responsibilities, including that of Director of the Canadian Register, until his appointment as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Marmora, in 1966. He attended all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council as a ‘peritus’. He was ordained a Bishop at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kingston on June 15, 1967, and served as Auxiliary Bishop to the Military Vicar from 1967 to 1982, as Bishop of Charlottetown from 1970 to 1982, and as Ordinary for the Military Vicariate of Canada from 1982 to 1989. He was installed as Archbishop of Kingston on June 30, 1982, where he served until his retirement on August 13, 2002, at the age of 76. Archbishop Spence sat on various commissions and committees of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and served as its president from 1995 to 1997. He is survived by his brother, Dr. William Spence (Dr. Peg Spence) of Toronto; his nephews and nieces, Dr. Paul Spence (Cathy) of Louisville, Kentucky; Dr. Frank Spence (Dr. Nanette Alvarez) of Calgary, Alberta; Dr. Sandra Spence of San Francisco, California; William Spence (Sheila) of The Hague, The Netherlands; Dr. Julie Spence (Jeff Engel) of Toronto; John Spence (Susan) of Toronto; Jane Spence (Andrew Reid) of Kitchener; and by many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William Spence and Rose (Jordan) Spence. Archbishop Spence is fondly remembered by the clergy, religious, and laity of the Archdiocese of Kingston; by members of other faith communities in this city and beyond; and by his brother bishops of Canada, with whom he worked with absolute dedication for so many years. His keen mind, spirit of service, and sense of humour were appreciated and admired by all who knew him. Archbishop Spence laid in state at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 279 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario, on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at the Cathedral. A reception followed at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 285 King Street East, Kingston. Rite of Committal with Prayers took place on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the family plot in Perth. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Priests’ Benefit Fund of the Archdiocese of Kingston would be appreciated. (Donations by cheque please.) In the care of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, Central Chapel, 49 Colborne Street, Kingston, 613-546-5454.









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neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer in 2005, and then he spent two years in the community’s eye as he was involved with his dad’s hockey team and meeting the Ottawa Senators. He passed away when he was just three years old. “He loved hockey and everyone knew him. When he passed away, we had 800 people at his funeral (at the Carleton Place arena). The community has helped us, as a family, so much so it’s important to me to make the team realize how integral a community can be.”


Head coach and general manager, Hamish Fraser, joins new coaching staff of the Junior B Perth Blue Wings for the 2001-2012 year, Brodie Hurdis, Neil Watson and Jamie Rintoul. “We have to please our businesses. From that, if we generate more positive word of mouth and make it a welcoming and exciting atmosphere, the fans will come out,” he said. “If the players are enjoying themselves, it makes for good hockey which in turn makes for happy fans.” Fraser said being a part of a successful community hockey

team is more than just showing up for practices and games – it’s about taking on leadership roles in the community as well. “I plan to teach the players life skills, how to present themselves in the community.” He said players can expect to volunteer at functions in town, to get them more involved in the community. It all relates to

playing on a community-owned team, and Fraser said his personal experiences come into play too. “The kids I coach learn about my experiences and how their lives off the ice can play a big role in their performance on the ice,” he said. Fraser said his son, Elgin-Alexander, was diagnosed with

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As for a look ahead to the dynamics of the Blue Wings this year, Fraser said fans can expect energetic and exciting hockey. “I’m only 140 pounds, but I love the physical side of the game,” said Fraser. “We’ll be a meaner team on the front end this year while also keeping the skill on the back end. I want to stoke some fuel into these guys.” The preseason is just around the corner. In fact, four exhibition games are already on the schedule against Athens and Westport. To solidify the team, the Perth Blue Wings are holding try-out camps starting Sept. 6 and are open to birth year 1991 to 1995 and cost is $100.


Hamish Fraser makes no bones about it. His aim this year as the new head coach and general manager of the Perth Junior B Blue Wings is reconnecting ties with the community – businesses, fans and players. “We need to make this a truly community team,” he said. Fraser, who lives with his young family in Carleton Place, brings with him Jamie Rintoul, assistant coach and assistant general manager; Brodie Hurdis, assistant coach, and Neil Watson, trainer. He has coached numerous levels of hockey with the Mississippi Thunder Kings organization. In addition, he scouted for the Carleton Place Canadians Junior A team in its first year. “I’ve always considered myself a junior-style coach,” he said. As a player, Fraser is in the Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the 1996-1997 Kemptville 73’s team that went an entire season without losing a game (38-0-4). With a new coaching staff comes a change in focus. Fraser, who is himself a small business owner of True Precision Industries, said the organization will focus on the businesses which support the team, the fans and then the players.

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House league celebrates season ROSANNE LAKE

The feet were flying and fun was on the roster Saturday as the Perth United Soccer Club hosted its annual season-culminating house league soccer tournament at Conlon Farm. The house league, which

started regular play at the end of May, focuses on individual skill development while also building on team play. Curtis Bain, president of the club’s executive, said the house league is successful due to its volunteers, coaches, generous sponsors and enthusiastic families. “They all make this viable,�

he said. The tournament saw teams compete from U9, U11 and U15 divisions. The U5 and U7 teams hosted a fun night, barbecue and medal presentation Aug. 2. Watch next week’s Perth Courier for a story on the Perth United Soccer Club executive’s vision.

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Clockwise from left, John Miller throws in the ball; Perth United soccer coach Phil Brady high fives a player; Emma Poole (on right) tries to get in on the ball, while lastly, Sarah Uden enjoys the water raining down courtesy of a local fire truck to cool players during the house league culiminating tournament Saturday at Conlon Farm.

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Skating club registration, golf highlight Sports Shorts ROSANNE LAKE

The Perth Figure Skating Club is holding a registration session this Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. until noon at the chalet at Conlon Farm. All new and returning skaters are strongly encouraged to register now so the club can effectively plan its programs for the upcoming season. The club does offer the option of paying program fees by instalments; if you wish to take advantage of this option, be sure to bring three cheques, as registrations without full payment will not be accepted. For further information, e-mail


GOLF FOR THE MEMORIES The Alzheimer Society of Lanark County is hosting its annual Golf for the Memories tournament at the Perth Golf Course on Mon. Aug. 15, with a shotgun start at noon. Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Wayne Rostad will emcee the event. There are only a handful of team spots left so register as soon as possible to avoid missing out. The ticket price is $110/player which includes: 18 holes of golf, shared power cart, BBQ lunch, refreshments, gift bag, dinner and a charitable tax receipt for $30. To register, visit or call 613-264-0307.

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From page 14 Fraser said he likes players who take control of their own hockey, and he actively encourages players to contact him themselves about the opportunity to try out and be a member of the team. “I’m interested in players who can make that call themselves – if they want to play hockey they can call me

TRICKY SHOT Tanner Knight tries his hand at a “Happy Gilmore” shot on hole No. 6, as he tees off with a hockey stick during the Perth Blue Wings’ fundraising golf tournament Saturday at Mapleview Golf Course. Fundraising totals were not available by press time.

personally. “It shows me they have more desire and more will. Skill only gets a player so far.” If interested in trying out, please contact Fraser by email at hamish.fraser@ or by calling 613-253-3051 (home), 613-859-4399 (cell) or at 613-8315511 (work).

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Winners of the Lions Club “300 Club” include: Beryl Young, Terry Burt, Thelma Buffam, Amanda Umpherson and Jim Moore. July 16 winners were Bernice Bell, Dorthy Erwin, Bill McNaughton, Joan McNaughton and Roger Graham; July 23: Hazel Cameron, Faye McLellan, Arlyn McMillan, Sandra Meldrum, Helen Rutledge; July 30: Brenda Watson, Bev Nasi, Gerald Leach, Lorraine Dix, Marlene Wright. For information on hall rentals, contact Edna Coutts, 613267-2744. For membership call Bill Dixon 613-283-7753.

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The month of June kept Perth Lions Club president Yvonne Mahoney busy finishing the 2010-2011 term with the presentation of awards and swearing in of new board members. June 6 meeting was the club’s annual Firemen’s Appreciation Night with 31 representatives from the local fire departments in attendance. Wayne Greer (retired Ottawa firefighter) presented Bathurst Burgess Drummond and North Elmsley Fire Chief Greg Saunders with a cheque as did Rick McCauley (retired Ottawa firefighter) who presented a cheque to Perth Chief Steve Fournier. These donations will go towards the Fire Prevention books for grades 3 and 4 students in October during Fire Prevention Week. Guest speaker Bill Brady, coowner of Cobra Pools and Spa, spoke about a program set up to provide veterans with a free therapeutic pool which was started in the states. Brady began the Canadian program three and a half years ago. He, along with nine other franchises and their suppliers were quick to put the program into operation. This past April they installed a pool for a couple who are both injured veterans. The club donated the necessary funds to assist them in completing the work. In June, more than a dozen members made the annual visit to the Westport Lions Club barbecue. An enjoyable evening was had by all, and many thanks are passed along to their club. Also in June, donations were made to the following: Walk for ALS, Easter Seals Camp Merrywood, funds for a Perth Athlete to able to compete in a gymnastics’ event in Las Vergas, and two private donations, one for continued education and repayment to a school for a pair of reading glasses for one of their students. A budget was approved for bar renovations. In July, awards were presented and the swearing in of the 2011-2012 Board of Directors took place. Ed Firlotte and Ernie Moore

conducted the installation of the following Perth officers: Lion Tamer, Bonar Blair; Tail Twister, Lorne Hollywood; Membership Chair, Bill Dixon; Bulletin Editor, Donna Beauvais; First Year Directors: Art Bourgeau and Ken Beesley; Second Year Directors: George Callan and Murray Phillips; Third Vice President Garry Fisher; Second Vice President, PDG Bill Dixon; First Vice President, Wayne Greer; Treasurer, Ross Hollingsworth; Secretary, Rich McCauley; Immediate Past President, Yvonne Mahoney and President: Bert Shaw. Lioness Liaison Lion/Lioness Joyce Firlotte presented the club with a cheque from the Lionesses, earmarked for the sound system. End of the year awards were given as follows: Guide Dog Life Memberships, Wayne Greer and Nelda Wark; The President’s Special Appreciation Awards: Lorne Hollywood (also given a Santa photo from Smiths Falls Lion Club); Treasurer Ross Hollingsworth and Secretary Rick McCauley and Yvonne Mahoney received the President’s plaque. Rick McCauley was named the Lion of the Year, and he and Ross Hollingsworth were presented with gift certificates as a token of appreciation for all of their hard work and assistance for the past year. The evening ended with Mahoney receiving the President’s pin and then she presented incoming President Bert Shaw with the ‘gavel’. A new term commenced July 1.

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St. James The Apostle Anglican Church Drummond & Harvey Street 613-267-1163 • The Venerable John Fowler Priest in charge during the Rector’s Sabbath leave

July 3 until September 4: Holy Eucharist each Sunday will be at 9:15 a.m. St Augustine’s of Drummond (East of Perth, County Rd 10 and Richardson):

Holy Eucharist, 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, at 11 a.m.

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”

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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

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St. Paul’s United Church

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Drummond & North Sts. Minister: Rev. Marilyn Savage; Organist: Ann Savage


Sunday, August 14 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Rev. Frank Morgan: “What’s in a Name: Disciples” Act 6: 1-7. All welcome, nursery care. Next Community Dinner Saturday, Sept. 24 4:30-6 p.m. Need a ride? 613-267-2023

Sunday, August 14 10:00 a.m. - Worship service. Nursery available. 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!


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

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Bringing hometown into households BY ROSANNE LAKE

Tucked into a cozy corner of Ground Waves in Code’s Mill is a little nook that’s all about spreading the Perth name. The store is helping to market the town by housing a Perth Collection of Canadian-made, locally created souvenirs. The idea for the collection grew out of a perceived need for Perth-themed items that visitors could take home with them. Born in 2007, the collection is the brainchild of store co-owners Jude Submitted photo Pearson and Charlie Ostrom, who wanted to facilitate the creation of Ground Waves employee Ashley Canadian-made items which bear Martin models the Perth Collecthe Perth logo, tag line or incorpo- tion wares at the store. rate meaningful town images. “At that time, there were no Ca- they have decided to branch out. nadian-produced Perth souvenirs Now, the Perth Collection has also available in town that we knew of,” grown to include a Madoc rock said Pearson. “Perth is such a class coaster with the Heritage Perth act, we’re proud to be here and we clock tower logo; maple book clip want people to be able to take away with the same logo, the apron, and a reminder of the town’s beauty; a maple-leaf shaped cheese board with a wooden spreader, made in of their time spent here.” The collection, which is nestled Priceville, Ont. The Perth-bred portion of the in its own section of the shop, is unique in that it involves promot- collection includes art cards by ing the town through pieces cre- Perth photographer, Sarah Edated by Perth and area residents mundson, as well as the in-house or original items, such as the design of the Perth Pepper & Pestle new tailored cook’s apron, which souvenir tri-pack which includes splashes Aged to Perfection across smoky Lanark maple vinaigrette, town crier hot red pepper jelly and the chest. But more than that, it also signi- roasted garlic and onion confit, fies a partnership between various with the package design credited levels in town – businesses, the arts to Perth graphic designer, Molly community, the Town of Perth, and McNulty. There are two styles of more - all pulling together with the packaging on the tri-pack but both end result in promoting the town have a referral to the Perth and which they are passionate about District Chamber of Commerce website printed on them. sharing. Both Pearson and Ostrom hope The team at Ground Waves started by commissioning a T-shirt, the encouraging response stays highlighting Aged to Perfection, consistent. After all, they say, the Heritage Perth, Canada in lime let- Perth name gets more exposure with every piece that leaves the tering. But Ostrom said since then, store.

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LOOKING BACK 25 years ago

Trappers braced for battle with activists


he president of the Ontario Trappers Association says he is worried about a major campaign launched last weekend in Toronto to destroy the fur industry in Canada. Ian Marshall, of Sioux Lookout, was in Lanark on the weekend participating in the third annual Ontario Trappers Summer Rendezvous held at Mal’s Campground. Marshall, who is a trapper and also holds a degree in biology, says he feels the animal activists leading the fight against the fur industry will deal in misinformation and emotionalism. On Saturday in Toronto there was a rally of animal-rights activists with the Ontario Humane

ture. It’s important to these people who are also involved in animal management. They’ve been around for 10,000 years and the animals are still here.” Marshall said most trappers would survive if the bid to destroy the fur industry is successful. He says he would worry about the animal population if trappers were no longer operating. Selective removal ensures reproduction of the species and trappers harvest the surplus. Man, he notes, has changed the natural environment and altered animal habitat. “I look upon the trapper as another link in the food chain,” stated Marshall. “It’s frustrating because they’re (the animal-rights activists) not looking at the reality of it (trapping).” Roger Redner, who co-ordinates the Napanee district for the Ontario Trappers Association, said he feared outbreaks of disease among ing will be replaced by parallel animals if trapping is eliminated. parking from Isabella Street to He said he didn’t believe the OntarMary Street. io Humane Society had ever put money into research of new, more Council approves humane traps.

Society, one of the major rally sponsors. The director of the Ontario Humane Society said the trapping industry is “going to be extinct in this country and people had better get used to it.” “They portray us as people who don’t have feelings about animals,” said Marshall. “Trappers have more feelings about animals than the average person; they know animals.” He went on to say, “It’s very frustrating from our side to look at this (the bid to destroy the fur industry). We’ve got an area to manage and we manage it as best we can and we take pride in animal management.” Trapping, he noted, is also one of the “last vestiges of native cul-

50 years ago

Regatta this Monday

Merrywood-on-the-Rideau, a camp for crippled children, will be open to the public on Sunday next, Aug. 6. Everyone is invited to tour the grounds and inspect the different buildings. Every year the Perth Rotary Club sponsors the Easter Seal Campaign, the proceeds going towards the upkeep of the camp. This will be an opportunity for the public to see how their money is being spent by the Rotary club.

Perth firm building collapsible tower A Perth manufacturer, John Jillard Electric Limited, will build a new, collapsible survey tower for Ontario Hydro’s survey department. The unique aluminum-alloy tower — designed by Ontario Hydro’s survey department in co-operation with the Perth firm — is making a significant contribution to the accuracy of largescale surveys in Canada. The lightweight tower, which carries survey instruments, is intended to increase the range of clear line of sight in hilly or wooded terrain.

Hospital parking to change A letter was received by the Perth town council from the secretary of the Great War Memorial Hospital stating that at a meeting of the board of directors, considerable discussion developed regarding the speed of traffic in front of the hospital. There are four outlets to Drummond Street, and it was felt that a reduced speed limit in the hospital zone is desirable. For some years, diagonal parking has been permitted on Drummond Street, and it is believed this should now be changed to parallel parking and lines painted on the paving to so indicate. The matter of angle parking in front of the hospital was discussed some time ago by council, but left in abeyance until the parking lot was constructed on the hospital premises. On Monday night a motion was adopted whereby the angle park-

Notice to Creditors and Others


IN THE ESTATE OF Hilda Olive Fenton ALL CLAIMS against the estate of Hilda Olive Fenton, retired clerk, late of the Town of Perth, who died on or about the 10th day of July, 2011, must be filed with the undersigned by the 2nd day of October, 2011, after which date the Estate may be administered having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED AT PERTH this 2nd day of August, 2011. JAMES M. BOND BOND & HUGHES Barristers and Solicitors 10 Market Square, Perth, ON, K7H 1V7

All systems ready for 141st Perth Fair The green light is on for this year’s Perth Fair. The directors of the Perth and District Agricultural Society have arranged liability insurance coverage for the fair and the fairgrounds on a year-round basis. Activities such as lob ball and Perth Summer Theatre can carry on as usual instead of being cancelled as was originally feared. Horsemen using the track and stabling areas will have to secure their own insurance coverage. Families with 4-H Club members are covered by a 4-H Club policy, but will be required to produce proof of liability coverage when exhibiting animals. This applies to exhibitors of animals in other divisions as well. The insurance agency handling the liability policy for the Ontario Liability Pool has requested that all exhibitors of livestock, commercial exhibitors and participants in the horse races must send proof of their own liability coverage along with entry forms.

Core viability report ready soon A report on the economic viability of the Joe Perkins proposal for Perth’s downtown-core site and the value of the property for lease or sale should be ready this week. Town planner Steve Fournier said copies of the report should be in the hands of town officials sometime this week and a meeting will likely be organized between the town and the authors of the report in the near future. The report was prepared by Royal Lepage at a cost to the town of $14,000. Part of the Royal Lepage mandate was to determine the economic viability of the Perkins proposal. Perkins has proposed a multiuse three-storey development for the site, which was purchased by the town in the late 1970s at an overall cost of nearly $1 million. The Perkins proposal includes condominium units, numerous retail outlets, a small food store and many other features. Members of the Perth Business Improvement Area completed a questionnaire late last month dealing with the core property and the Perkins proposal. The questionnaire will be used by members of town council and town officials to gauge input on the proposal from members of the business community. The Royal Lepage report is also expected to give the town a model to test any future projects proposed for the downtown-core site, said Fournier. The report will also give an es-

timation of the value of the property with regard to the Perkins proposal for sale or rent. Perkins was quoted earlier this summer as saying he is ready to move on the project, but needed to know where the town stands with regard to the property.

Block race on Thursday The annual Glen Tay Block Race will be held this Thursday at 6 p.m., with the start and finish line at the Perth Museum. The event is sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion and the Perth Runners. Race officials expect a good turnout, and many of the participants are marathon competitors. Local runner Gloria Opzoomer, who has run three marathons, will be entered in the block race for the first time, and her training partner, 13-year-old Mark Durant of Robertson Lake, will be one of the youngest runners in the race.


Good - At Kingston General Hospital, on July 9, 1986, to Richard and Cathy Good, a daughter, Cora Jane. Kilpatrick - At Scarborough Grace Hospital, on July 1, 1986, to Bob and Donna Jean (nee Garrett) Kilpatrick, a daughter, Lindsay Elizabeth. McNicol - At Grace General, Ottawa, on July 20, 1986, to Don and Karen (nee Van Bridger) McNicol, a daughter, Lauren Michelle. Warrington - At the GWM Hospital, on July 22, 1986, to Amy and Paul Warrington of RR 2, Maberly, a daughter, Meckenzie Jean.


Brown - At Perth, on Saturday, July 26, 1986, Margaret May McCurdy, in her 87th year, wife of the late Arthur E. Brown. McTavish - In hospital, Lauderhill, Fla., on July 30, 1986, Albert McTavish, husband of Ann Thienhaus. Richmond - Suddenly, at his home, on Monday, July 28, 1986, F. Arthur Moore Richmond of Burlington, Ont., formerly of Perth, in his 67th year, beloved husband of Doris Jean (Roberts) Richmond. The preceding was excerpted from the front page of the Aug. 6, 1986 issue of The Perth Courier.

The Perth Courier invites all grandparents to

CAS reports on campaign Mr. Charles Gilhuly, campaign chairman of the Children’s Aid Society of the County of Lanark, has announced the results of the society’s recent campaign for funds. Mr. Gilhuly pointed out that the amil campaign was necessary in order to maintain the society’s preventive services at a standard comparable to the past. The funds for preventive work are made up of grants from the province, the County of Lanark and the Town of Smiths Falls, and if the society’s budget is greater than the funds from these sources, then a campaign for voluntary funds is made necessary. The Children’s Aid Society is making an effort to obtain these funds from local and provincial governments because of the numerous requests that are made to householders each year.


Smith - At the GWM Hospital, on July 25, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt Smith of RR 4, Lanark, twin daughters. Young - At the GWM Hospital, on July 25, 1961, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young of Maberly, a son.


McIntyre - At the GWM Hospital, on Wednesday, July 26, 1961, Alexander George McIntyre, beloved husband of Annie Gilmour, in his 83rd year. The preceding was originally published in The Perth Courier of Aug. 6, 1986 as the “25 years ago” news.

Notice to Creditors and Others All persons having claims against the Estate of Eileen Margaret Chant, late of the Town of Smiths Falls, in the county of Lanark, who died at the Town of Smiths Falls, on or about the 13th day of December, 2010 are required to file proof of same with the undersigned on or before the 12th day of September, 2011. After that date, the Estate Trustee will proceed to distribute the estate, having regard only to the claims of which she shall have notice. DATED at Perth, Ontario, this 8th day of August, 2011 BARKER WILLSON PROFESSINAL CORPORATION Barristers & Solicitors 30 Main Street Westport, ON K0G 1X0 Solicitors for the Estate Trustee


hat grandparents could resist showing off their grandchildren? Imagine the thrill your grandchildren will experience when they see their pictures in the paper in full colour! All you have to do is fill out the coupon below and bring it to The Perth Courier along with a good-quality photo of each grandchild. What beer way to show them how proud you are!! Deadline for photos: Friday, August 26, 2011 Pictures will appear: Thursday, September 8, 2011 to coincide with Grandparents’ Day, September 11, 2011 plus on E-mailed photos and CDs accepted. Send photos in jpeg or tif format to: All pictures available to be picked up on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

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Merrywood to hold open house


The property committee of the town council was authorized on Monday night to advertise in The Courier inviting tenders for repairs to the northwest part of the rear section of the town hall, including the roof, the fire pumper doors and an aluminum window in the caretaker’s apartment. The fire committee will report back to a meeting of council their recommendations resulting from tenders received. At Monday night’s meeting of council the police committee was authorized to purchase radio equipment for the police department from the Canadian General Electric Company at a cost of $1,682. It will be some months before the radio system is in operation, as permission must be obtained from the Department of Transport to install the equipment. An eight-inch sewer will be installed on the north side of Sunset Boulevard to serve lots number 6, 7 and 8, deep enough to be extended north of Pacific Avenue, approximately 250 feet. The cost of the sewer to the lots will be $50, plus cost of installation, plus the regular local improvement charge, as approved by council on May 30, 1960.



ntries for this year’s Rideau Ferry regatta, on Monday, Aug. 7, indicate that records should be broken right and left. To be certain that the timing of this event is accurate, chief timer Doug Cavers of Cavers’ Jewellery in Perth has obtained the Omega Olympic Timing Service. This equipment, which is similar to that used to time the Olympic Games, arrived and is being installed this week. Canada’s fastest inboard racing hydroplanes are tuned to top speeds for racing at Picton the day before and will be at Rideau Ferry on Monday. One of these boats, “Colour Flame,” driven by Don McDonald of Toronto, has been running at speeds of 98 miles per hour this year. Another boat, “Miss Canadiana,” runs at 110 miles an hour and is driven by a former driver of “Miss Supertest,” Art Asbury, of Toronto and Muskoka.

Prize lists are now in the mail to last year’s exhibitors, and new exhibitors can pick them up at the Perth Chamber of Commerce or the Ministry of Agriculture and Food office or by telephoning fair secretary Carol James. The fair will kick off this year with a parade, fireworks and clowns and an official opening with CJOH weatherman J.J. Clarke. A rock video dance will close out the evening. The Sunday afternoon activities will grind to a halt at 2:30 p.m. when the Delmer and Cecil Cow Chip Throwing Contest steals centre stage.

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• AUGUST 11 TO 13 BarnDoor Productions, Perth’s original community theatre, continues with its inaugural play at Full Circle Theatre. The company opened with William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Aug. 5 and performances will continue to Aug. 14. Shows are slated for Aug.11, 12, 13 at 8 p.m. and 14 at 2 p.m. For more information or for tickets, contact Tickets Please, 39 Foster St. (Jo’s Clothes), or call 613 485 6434.

• FRIDAY, AUG. 12 Friends of Foley Mountain are holding their dinner and auction at the Westport Legion (Cty. Rd 10 near Hwy 42) Cold buffet 5:30 to 7 p.m. catered by the Westport United church; tickets $12 at Murphy’s Bait Shop. Auction 7 to 9:30 p.m. free admission, plus two silent auctions and door prizes, cash bar by the Legion. Call Ruth (613) 273-2866 for more information.

• AUGUST 12 TO 14 The Lanark County Quilters Guild is holding its bi-annual quilt show. The event takes place Friday from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John Catholic High School, 2066 Scotch Line Road, Perth. Admission $6 (child under 12 free). Llunch available by Civitan Club. Raffle quilt tickets will be on sale for the guild charity quilt with proceeds going to the Perth & District Food Bank. Ample free parking. Door Prizes. Large and varied vendor mall.

Thank You!

The Perth Police Association would like to thank the following contributors for their support of our 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Almost $10,000 was raised, which will be used for free public swimming and skating, with the balance to support other children’s programs in our community.

For information, 613-273-3255.

gear, bait and basic instructions will be available. The Perth Figure Skating Club will hold a registration session on from 9 a.m. until noon at the chalet at Conlon Farm. All new and returning skaters are encouraged to register now. For more information, please e-mail

White Cemetery Service at Poland, 2 p.m. Speaker Rev. R. Bennett.

• SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 The Ashbury Free Methodist Church yard and bake sale, 8 a.m. to noon, 144 Gore St. Perth.

Chief-Level Sponsors


• SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Zealand, (near Sharbot Lake) is holding its annual cemetery memorial service on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. Bring deck chairs. Everyone welcome. Contact 613-278-0719 for more information. Motorcycle Ride for Rescue Cats, Levi Home Hardware, 476 Ottawa St. Almonte. Register 8:30 to 9:45. a.m. Rider $20; passenger $10. free with $50 in pledges. Prizes galore. Big Al/Fran (613) 256-3726. Everyone welcome, riders, bikes, clubs. Join us for a great day on rural roads to support cats in need. Pet lovers we are counting on you. Visit www. for details.

• TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 Zumba, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, Tatlock Hall. Call 613-256-4915 for information. Sustainable Seuss, family nature program at Foley Mountain Conservation Area, Westport, starting at 10 a.m. at the interpretive centre. Programs are free with the purchase of a $6 day pass. For information, 613-273-3255.



Aspiring anglers who would like to try fishing but aren’t sure how to get started, will want to head to Murphy’s Point Provincial Park this weekend. The OFAH Travelling TackleShare program is visiting the park, which is located at County Road #21 (2243 Elm Grove Road), south of Perth on Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Everything aspiring anglers need to drop a line, including fishing

The Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) hosts shuffleboard at Watson’s Corners Hall at 10:30 a.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. Call 613-492-0291 for information. A Bug’s Life, Family Nature Program at Foley Mountain Conservation Area, Westport, starting at 10 a.m. at the interpretive centre. Programs are free with the purchase of a $6 day pass.

Allan Chartered Accountants • Canadian Tire Capital Orthotics • Prodecal • Dalhousie Group Tackaberry Sand & Gravel Jade Transportation • Publow’s Plumbing Ltd.

A Lanark Township School Reunion, hosted by the Middleville & District Museum, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Middleville Fairgrounds, rain or shine. If your roots run deep in Lanark Township, you won’t want to miss this event featuring exhibits from each of the 10 oneroom schoolhouses, a book launch of “Rural Schools, Lanark Township”, commemorative quilt raffle, entertainment, and of course lots of shared memories. The Museum will be open for a walk down memory lane and light refreshments will be available for purchase.Tickets $5, 12 and under free. Call 613-259-5462 or visit www.middlevillemuseum.

Inspector-Level Sponsors Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers • BMO Financial Group C.G.I.S. • Store ‘N’ Lock • Douglas Mather, C.A. Barker Willson • Dr. Hall Dentistry • Ross & Cliffen & Associates J.P. Brankin & Sons Plumbing & Heating • Ken Smith Law 3D Excavation • Scotia Bank • Kirkland & Murphy Law Perth Legion Ladies Aux. Branch 244 • The Co-operators Perth Physiotherapy • Perth Firefighters Association Dyke & Murphy Professional Corp.

Sergeant-Level Sponsors Woodwark & Stevens • Bralex Telecom • Blair & Sons Inc. Wills Transfer • Levac Propane • Summit Security Johnson Chiropractic Clinic • Advanced Alarms Chiropractic Care & Longevity Center • Mexicali Rosa’s

A service will be held at Hopetown Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Rodney Bennett will be the speaker. In case of rain, the service will be held in the church

Prizes and other donations 4 Seasons Car Wash • Sinclair Florist • Embers • Tim Hortons Lanark Mutual Insurance • Ottawa 67’s • D&B Promotions Victim Services • Bank of Nova Scotia • Echo Tours Dale Bowes • E.Kerr Drywall • Pizza Hut B.C. Mechanical • Wills Transfer • Royal Bank Chaos Hockey • Golf Town • 3M Canada Home Hardware • VIA Rail • Perth Police Service Molson’s • Mahon Pools & Spa • Big A’s Automotive Mapleview Golf & Country Club • John Chalmers MacDonald Law Office • GT&T Promotion Perth Police Association • Elite Engraving Special Occasions

Snow road Flag’s presents at the Snow Road Community Centre, a chicken barbecue from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adults are $12, children six to 12 are $6 and children under five are free. All proceeds will go to the volunteer firefighters and EFR.

• AUGUST 25 TO 28 Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, will be held at the Newboro Community Hall Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 26 at 12:30 and 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 27 at 12:30 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. Dinner and show is $45; lunch and show is $35 per person. Presented by Arts Newboro and Theatre Panache; call 613-272-0392 or visit for details.


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Genealogical society open for history hunters is available for purchase. The second source of information is the Lanark County Genealogical Society Library which is housed in the Heritage House Museum 11 Old Sly’s Road in Smiths Falls. A $2 research pass gives access to the library for a year. The library contains many transcripts of cemeteries, church records and many donated family histories. Shirley Somerville is working tirelessly at present on the records of the Hillcrest Cemetery in Smiths Falls. Lanark County Genealogical

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Society will resume its meetings and the Museum’s repository for again on Wednesday September indigenous Native and pioneer 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Township relics, artifacts, historical docuof Beckwith Council chambers, ments.” Submitted by the Lanark 1702 9th line of Beckwith, Blacks Corners, when the guest speaker County Genealogical Society will be Kristie Bredfeldt, past assistant OPEN HOUSE museum manSunday, August 14 ager, Osgoode 1-3 p.m. Township His533 Carl Lee Drive, torical Society Mississippi Mills Museum. Her Located in Munro Meadows, 4 topic will be bedrooms, loads of hardwood and “Lanark CounJason tile, open concept. Vaulted ceilings ty family links Coleman in living room, finished lower level. Sales Representative $389,900 • mls# 799289 613-256-5677 489246

1955. There are local cemetery listings, census records, early church records of baptisms and marriages. Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings complement the original Almonte Gazettes from 1920 to 1980. There are as well published indexes of the Almonte Gazette, Perth Courier and Lanark Era. Also as part of the collection are several Tweedsmuir Histories compiled by the local Women’s Institutes over many years. Many other sources as well are waiting for you. As well, the society’s current book on the Rural Schools of North Elmsley


western half of Lanark County. The Perth and District Community community. For further information about the The foundation wants the community Foundation (PDCF) is celebrating its 10th anniversary in this year – A Decade to know that they continue to be here as foundation, please visit Submitted by the Perth and District of Dedication. This will be a year of cel- a strong voice, partner, funder, and advoebration of all that the foundation has cate for philanthropy in Perth and the Community Foundation been able to give back to the communities it serves. Since its incorporation as a registered charity in 2001, the Perth and Get Fit for Fall! District Community Foundation has granted more than $170,000 to organizations in the fields of health, Sign up for a 6 month gym membership education, the environment, arts & the initial sign up fee will be waived plus receive a gym gift pack! and culture, social development, seniors, youth and recreation. Sign up for a One Year gym membership The foundation awarded $17,100 in annual grants to 12 local charities & the initial sign up fee will be waived plus receive a earlier this year. These grants supSpa Service Voucher & Gym gift pack! ported local non profit and charitable organizations in Perth and Western Lanark County. Additionally, schol“TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE” arships of $2,350 have been awarded Thursday Night Informal Discussion Group. Don't just Survive, Thrive! to Perth students at Perth and DisModerator; Dr. Manuela Joannou along with many guest speakers. trict Collegiate Institute and St. John Catholic High School. Free for all T'N 'T members. 7 to 8 PM - Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 8th. Bursaries of $2,700 have been awarded to students attending the Specialty Programs are beginning in September! Perth campus of Algonquin College through a partnership with the Algonquin College Foundation. Register Now as Space is Limited! An additional $4,000 in grants has been awarded to several local charities including Lanark Highlands Youth Centre for their summer program, YAK for their Homeless Support Program for youth, Tay Valley Township for the Tay Valley Cross Country Ski Club’s youth development programs, the Perth and District Food Bank and For More Info or to Register for Specialty Programs Friendship Centre to assist with furnishing their new facility, and Call: 613.264.0668 Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program to help riders who e-mail: would otherwise be unable to atVisit: 279 Canal Bank Road, Perth tend due to financial reasons. The foundation’s board of di(Turn South off of Hwy 43 onto Riverside Dr. and follow the signs) rectors recognizes the continuing challenges faced by the non profit

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Summertime is generally a busy time for genealogists, as they take the opportunity to travel to areas where their ancestors lived and worked. For those whose interest lies in Lanark County, some important resources are available. Archives Lanark is located at 1920 Concession 7 Drummond Township in Drummond Centre, just off Hwy. 7 between Innisville and Perth. Volunteers are available to help you peruse through the Lanark County Land Registry Abstract Books and Land Deeds dating from 1868 to

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Shaking the chains away


MORGAN First Baptist Church Religion Today self, who was searching around for his sword so that he could fall on it in fine Roman fashion. “Don’t,” said a terse voice in the dark – Paul’s. “We’re all sitting here like before. We wouldn’t want you blamed or hurt.” The jailer searched instead for a torch and did the count. And from that moment his life was filled with the light of Christ. Meanwhile the arresting authorities were informed that Paul was a Roman citizen: not someone to mess with; not the kind of person you whipped and beat with impunity. They sent a hasty, haughty note to Paul’s new friend the jailer, authorizing their release. Paul responded in kind: “We’ll stay right here unless and until you come personally to do it.” They did. Imagine the minions of mighty Rome kneel-

ing before Paul, begging forgiveness. When they looked up he was out of there. Philippians, the epistle to that city, is Paul’s happiest letter, written to remember and encourage his friends back there. You would almost think that his first visit went off without a hitch. As we have seen, that was not the case. But most important were the friends he made in the midst of adversity. They stuck with him, as he had stayed with them, through thick and thin. We could use a shock like that: some shaking up to grasp the gift of freedom. The apostle of freedom got a good one, a shattering illustration of his teaching. When those chains broke and those doors sprung open he could have ran, the whole population with him, into the night. He was free to go. He was free to decide. He used that liberty for others in dire need: his very jailer and his family. Events in our world should instill in us, even shock us with, the great gift of being free. Let us not neglect it or take it for granted, but take it as granted. It has been given to us, not only to enjoy for ourselves, but to reach out to others crying in the night.

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Do we really appreciate and understand what it means to be free? These summer months cut us loose for a time to travel and visit, or at least to ditch our usual routines, obligations and snowshovelling. They could also afford us time to reflect on how blessed we are with liberty, even when we are in harness. In today’s reading from the Word of God, St. Paul feels the shock of freedom (Acts 16: 25-40). Shortly after their first landfall in Europe, at Philippi in northern Greece, he and his party were incarcerated. Their crime? Freeing an exploited slave girl. Their other crime? Being attacked by a mob. Soon the authorities joined in the melee, beat them up with legally sanctioned weapons, hustled them off to their dungeon, chained them to the floor and clamped them in the stocks. Imagine one of those over-thetop arrests, but this time in Roman days! There was no video, but, as the song goes, ‘God was watching’ them. The shock came at midnight, while Paul was still holding a prayer meeting and hymn-sing. He had the whole prison population going. It was a focused earthquake. There were no casualties except for snapping chains and blown locks. The only possible casualty was the jailer him-

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Sunday Aug. 14 • 1-3 p.m. • 25 DeCaria Blvd. PERTHMORE SUBDIVISION IN PERTH! - Immaculate 2 bedroom bungalow with green space at the back for privacy. Hardwood throughout with ceramic tile in bathrooms and foyer - French doors lead to living area with beautiful bay window. Custom maple kitchen - breakfast bar island with extra storage. Master with 3 piece ensuite and walk-in closet. Come and see it! It is gorgeous! $259,900. Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613 326-1361



HANDY LOCATION - EDGE OF TOWN ON DUFFERIN ROAD $189,000 – Light and bright 3 Bedroom bungalow on a country sized lot. Super sunporch for summer relaxing off the dining area, 1.5 baths. Oversize single garage. Enjoy lower taxes in a lovely neighbourhood almost in town. MLS # 792485 Call Barbara Shepherd cell – 613 326-1361

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71 Wilson St. - $279,500 - Spacious home in historic Perth on beautiful oversized lot features 4 bedrooms, updated eat-in kitchen, dining room. Circular staircase ads to the charm of this lovely large family home. Main floor family room with rustic beams and cozy gas fireplace enters a large fenced well treed backyard with detached insulated garage with loft. Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401

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$349,900 - Squared log 2 storey home approximately 1728 square feet, situated on a 13.9 Acre private, treed lot - 17 kms west of perth on paved althorpe road - home was built in 2001 & features a cozy pine interior including pine floors on the 2nd level along with pine ceiling on both levels - pacific energy woodstove heats the home with an additional forced air furnace for convenience. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

$319,000 - 620 Anglican Church Rd. 50 Acres of peaceful living on this hobby farm with picturesque laneway crossing creek, leading to large 4 bedroom home, uniquely mixing old and new. Evidence of stacked log adds rustic charm combined with the large bright addtition that lets the sunshine in! A separate cottage/studio offers a perfect place to set up a home business, craft area or In-law suite. Become self sufficient with chicken coop, 3 greenhouses. Propane and wood fireplace, auxiliary outdoor wood furnace with radiant hot water baseboards. Screened side porch overlooks pool and neighbouring hillside. Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 • Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401

691 Christie Lake North Shore Rd. - Very private lot with great access off the township maintained road - 140 feet of wonderful waterfront, low maintenance cottage/home, year-round, plus approx. 18x30 insulated and heated boathouse with rooms for bedroom and bed/sitting for guests or the kids. So many extras – fireplace; garage and workshop; boat ramp; automatic generator, etc. Glorious waterside glassed and screened room for relaxing and entertaining. MLS#091191601012500 $309,000. Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

$274,500 - Time to make your move to the south shore of beautiful Pike Lake. 86 feet of pristine shoreline at your doorstep with great swimming, fishing and boating. Level along shore, pretty lot with mature trees and quite private. Curl up on cool nights by the woodstove while enjoying the beautiful view. Cottage living made convenient with full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 3-piece and main level 2-pc bath with laundry, septic system, large bedrooms, lakeside decking and patio and good sized shed. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280





$279,000 - Excellent cottage getaway hidden from road offers endless summer fun with sandy beach for the kids long dock and swimming raft. Carefree perennial gardens offer a private setting with 3 bedroom cottage nestled perfectly on pretty lot. Large deck faces spring fed Otter Lake, perfect to sit and relax while you watch the kids play or listen to the loons call. 4 pc bath, side sun room, paved carport!! Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401

65 Mill Bay Lane $295,000 - Quiet bay on Bob’s Lake offers enjoyment all year long with walk-in beach and 40 ft. dock for summertime fun and toboggan hill and skating rink in winter. 4 bdrm, 2 bath home with extra family rm, open concept kitchen/dining/living area overlooking the lake, downstairs rec room with stone fireplace, master with ensuite bath, laundry, large screened porch for bug free evenings. Perfect waterfront home or recreational property. Cathie McCabe, 613-284-6263 • Julia Scotland, 613-390-0401

$329,000 - Built around 1890 this Tay riverfront home is tastefully renovated and is situated in the core of heritage Perth. While retaining the character and charm of the period this home has had updates to plumbing, wiring, roof, and windows. Gorgeous lot with level access to the river. A gardener’s dream. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

610 West Point - Dr. $339,000 - Nature and the Rideau at your back door this custom built home offers fantastic scenery while situated in a desirable sub-division. 3 br, 2 1|2 baths bright and spacious with vaulted ceilings and warm oak kitchen, bright part finished basement for entertaining or the kids to play. Water access without waterfront taxes!

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