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Neighbourhood struck again by hateful vandalism

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Richmond Street residents on guard following another series of messages JAson pArks

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decked out Athol Recreation Committee members (front row, from left) Susan Wallis, Brian Conway, Donna Kay, Lily Lee, and John McKinnon, and (back row, from left) Kato Wake, Janet Davies, Carol King, Billy Munnelly, and Glenn Wallis sport period costumes to celebrate Cherry Valley’s bicentennial. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

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Old-time fun as Cherry Valley turns 200 Athol community looks back fondly on its founders AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

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It's hard to know what Alva Stephens might have thought to see cars lining both sides of the roadway in his beloved Cherry Valley, to taste pizza or milkshakes, or to listen to rock music. On Saturday, that was very much a picture of the celebration in the community Stephens named about 200 years ago in memory of his hometown in New York. Perhaps, the youth of the village could have asked him as his ghost, portrayed by Brian Conway, roamed the village. He was just one of a number of colourful faces on display during the Cherry Jubilee planned by the Athol Recreation Committee to remember that twist of fate. "The committee wanted to put on a party for the community to celebrate community and also the history of the town," said

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organizer Kato Wake. "We dressed up as historical figures from the time to celebrate the 200 years of Cherry Valley and Athol." Wake said there is some discrepancy in the documented history of the area, so it isn't known the exact time when Stephens helped found the village, but they felt confident the celebration fell very close to the bicentennial mark. The event was a nice blend of new and old. Recreation committee members Susan and Glenn Wallis worked to create a scavenger hunt that would take visitors to key houses in the community where places like the bank and the general store once stood. Guests were also encouraged to speak to the characters on display, like Stephens and temperance advocate Letitia Youmans during their quest. "We just had a lot of fun with it," said Wake, who added the day was also passed with some old-fash-

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ioned games like a cherryspitting contest and a three-legged race. The Cherry Valley Lions Club also joined in by moving its car show and fun day — which continues the tradition of Athol Days — onto the same weekend as the anniversary celebration. There, there was Olympic-themed fun presented by Come Alive Outside, a variety of vendors and some music by the Brown family. On Main Street, E.Z. Country South performed during the day, while Little Bluff were the featured band for an evening dance at the Athol Town Hall. Wake said she hopes the Cherry Jubilee may become an annual celebration in the future. Another thing she's optimistic about is that through the celebration, one of the village's prime characteristics may be brought back to the forefront in the years to come.

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For the second and third time this year, a Picton community has been the target of hate graffiti. Residents of a Richmond Street housing complex awoke last week twice to anti-semitic and white supremacist messages spray painted on a car port wall and a front door. Twice in the span of four days, two homes were gratified, one saying 'Jews Die” while the other had the acronym for the Klu Klux Klan (KKK). These horrifying and senseless attacks come just a few months after the entrance of a residence a few doors away was spray painted with homophobic hate slogans bearing the words “die dyke.” Richmond Street resident Don Markland said the first incident of hate speech showing up on the wall of his car port took place early last week. After the incident was reported to Prince Edward OPP and the wall repainted, the party returned two nights later to deface the property with hate speech again. Markland is somewhat confused at the graffiti that has shown up on his wall as he and his family aren't

Jewish, however, he thinks the person(s) perpetrating the supposed hate crimes have run out of ideas. He believes after the second time vandals hit his car port, they called him in the early morning hours. “I got a call at 4:19 a.m. From a pay phone outside the skatepark,” Markland said. “Whoever it was hung up and I looked outside and there it was again.” Next door, the home of Kathy Taylor was also vandalized. Taylor looks after her grandchildren, who are Black Canadians, and said she is scared after her home has been attacked twice. “It's terrible, not being able to sleep and looking out every night,” she said. While the incidents have been reported to local police, Markland said he and his neighbours believe they have an idea who the Krylon culprit is. “What we need here is to catch the person in the act and have a little street justice,” Markland said. Recently, Ontario has strengthened a regulation under the Victims' Bill of Rights to make it easier for victims of hate crimes to sue offenders for damages such as emotional distress and bodily harm arising from the distress.

upsetting Picton’s Don Markland examines an anti-semitic slogan spray painted on the wall of his car port. It is one of several hate messages found painted on Richmond Street in recent months. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

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Card ColleCtors Boaters taking part in the Bay of Quinte Poker Run last weekend line up in Deseronto to receive one of the cards to complete their poker hands Saturday. . Other stops included Belleville, Quinte West, and Picton. Organizers announced the poker run would return to the area next year. (Susan Bramburger/For The Gazette)

Poker run brings $200,000 to Bay of Quinte area Organizers see potential for local boating event to rival world’s largest tours

entire region and not just one muncipality. He credited organizers at each card stop for their efforts to get the tour running in short order. Next year, to boost the event, he said there will be much more lead time for promotion and organization. “This year, we planned it in five weeks. It was impressive in the time we had,� he said. “The biggest gauge of success is they’re going to do it again next year.� Williams said next year, he hopes to see the rendez-vous event grow to include at least double the 11 smaller vessels that joined in the activity. Taylor indicated he was also pleased at the generous support the participants offered for the Ride The Wave campaign for prostate cancer research. “One of seven male boaters will be affected by that disease,� he said. “We’re happy to help that cause.�

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making waves Participants in the inaugural Bay of Quinte Poker Run let loose on the water, providing an impressive sight from above.(Norm Rosen/Power Boating Canada)

recreational boaters. The Gananoque man collected three nines while driving his 17-foot Wilker. He just bested Brockville’s Brian and Janet Lundy, who collected three eights in their 43-foot Nortech craft. All of the winners being relatively local didn’t surprise Taylor, who noted there was about a 50/50 split between local boaters and visitors to the area. “Next year, that will probably get to about 80 per cent visitors,� he said. “It’s going to grow.� Taylor said his company also operates a poker run from Kingston to Prescott, which is widely acknowledged to be the biggest in the world with more than 6,000 boats on the water — some participating, some watching. He has high hopes that as an established boating area, the Quinte region can rival that event in the near future. “That’s how big we hope Belleville can be,� he said. That is music to the ears of Bay of Quinte tourist council chair Ryan Williams. “It was worth about $200,000 this year. That’s boaters using transient slips,

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and 335 photographs from 116 photographers were submitted. Out of those, 123 photos were chosen for the show from 78 photographers. Barclay said 40 per cent of the entries this year came from photographers who hadn't submitted work to the show before. About 30 per cent of the total entries came from county residents while 70 per cent of entries came from across the rest of eastern Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What's interesting this year is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and we are the Eastern Ontario Photo Show â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we clearly are the Eastern Ontario Photo Show now,â&#x20AC;? she said. Barclay said it's exciting to know the show is attracting more and more photographers from across the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The message is getting there. This is our third year so we would hope that would be happening, but clearly it is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it's great,â&#x20AC;? she said. Three well-known photographers -â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John de Visser, Phil Norton, and Susan Holland â&#x20AC;&#x201D; formed a blind jury, looking at the photographs in a dark room on a screen. They did not know anything about the photographers and scored each image on technical and creative merit. The jurors will be returning on Saturday to see the hung show and to select the award winners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the first time this year the judging of awards is going to be on the final, printed, framed presentation,â&#x20AC;? said Barclay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In previous years the judging for awards was done from the digital image â&#x20AC;Ś this year we decided the print quality and framing is really an integral

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Picton Gazette 80 years ago — 1932

■ The famous Trans-Atlantic German Dornier flying boat Gronland-Wal was spotted in the Pt. Traverse area as it flew from Ottawa to Detroit. The large gray flying boat cross the Atlantic Ocean three-and-a-half times. ■ A book of some 68,000 Canadians who gave their lives in the First World War was to be placed within the casket of the altar in the Memorial Chamber in Ottawa. The names were to be hand-written on fine calfskin vellum and bound in purple Morocco leather. The book was expected to contain some 900 pages. ■ A young man tending a farm in Sophiasburgh in the absence of its owners was saved by a collie. The man noticed 10 head of cattle entered a swamp pasture. One was a bull, which chased him across the pasture. The man called his dog, who was able to drive the bull away from him.

50 years ago — 1962

■ Ern Ward, a former Picton reeve and County warden died suddenly at age 70. Ward had a tailoring and men’s wear business in Picton for more than 40 years and he also was also active in the Picton United Church and the Rotary, Kiwanis, and Odd Fellows organizations locally. ■ The Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce resolved that it would like to see not only a recreation committee for Picton, but also a full-time recreation director to coordinate athletic and social programming for all ages in the town. ■ Work began on an extension to the docks at the Prince Edward Yacht Club that would greatly introduce docking facilities in Picton. The project, which received the support of the federal government would reduce the number of crafts which had to anchor in the middle of the Picton harbour due to the shortage of docking berths in the town.

30 years ago — 1982

■ About 2,000 worth of antiques were stolen from the North Marysburgh museum. The haul included four clocks, pieces of china, butter paddles, and pottery bottles. Entry was gained through a back window after the thief tried unsuccessfully to gain access through the basement. The items were all carefully catalogued and could be easily identified. ■ With the market for cement drying up, Lake Ontario Cement stated that it may have to close its doors in August and lay off production employees. The company’s president, J.D. Fowler, said activity in Picton would be limited to grinding. He called the market drop the most significant in the company’s 25 years. ■ The Wellington Legion Manor was a step closer to being reality after a confidential survey was set to 4,500 seniors in the mail, with more than 650 responding in favour of the apartment complex. Project co-ordinator Don Sutton said many stated they’d move in immediately.

10 years ago — 2002

■ Three people responsible for the theft of credit cards from cars parked at Sandbanks Provincial Park in July pled guilty to 99 related offences in Picton court. The suspects were arrested while trying to use the credit cards at Picton’s Home Hardware July 18 ■ Wellington’s Waterfront Festival drew big crowds on the beach and downtown in its first year of operations.

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Some random thoughts about longevity

Today is my father ‘s birthday. If he were still alive, he would have turned 105 today. As it was, he lived to the age of 96, passing away one night, not many days after receiving a clean bill of health. As I wrote in my book about the farm, he just wore out from years of milking cows, picking stones off fields, stumbling over clumps of clay, and worrying about the price of fertilizer and seed. The only thing to have failed him in his final days was his mind. On previous visits that final year, he was still worried about his cows and if I was making out okay with the farm work. He had forgotten that we had all retired from farming some 28 years earlier, but I carried on with every conversation as though we were still there rounding up the cows for their nightly milking, combining grain and baling hay. That he was happy in his final days was paramount. I would like to think that his final thoughts as he passed away that night was not about the nursing home in which he spent his final days, but about the farm that he loved so dearly. I would also like to think that his longevity, as well as my mother s, can be attributed to their love of the outdoors and building up an immunity to things that bring many of us to our knees today, like allergies which were unheard of, drinking unpasteurized milk, and drinking water that was not treated with reverse osmosis, carbon and ultraviolet radiation. We never got the flu. Hadn t heard of it, although my father often spoke about the grippe , the forerunner, I Another Prince Edward County resident has fallen victim to the notorious grandparent scam. The Prince Edward OPP detachment reported this week that a 73-year-old Picton woman was duped out of

guess, of today s flu. We seldom got colds. Anything worse than a cold was merely a bad cold. Farming, despite its setbacks like this summer’s drought, is a good life and I am convinced that farmers have a much healthier lifestyle than some of us pampered folks today. Spending much of my time outdoors, leading interpretive hikes and studying nature, has allowed me to extend that healthy lifestyle, and I would like to think that those who register for my events are the better for it. Certainly, there is no stopping some of them.A few of them are well into their 70s and 80s and have no issues at all with 12 km hikes. For them, it is just another day of hiking, somewhere different. Lifestyle factors do have a profound impact on health during late adulthood. We have all heard the commercials, exercise strengthens the heart and reduces the risk of heart disease. However, no one in our group to my knowledge lifts heavy weights or run marathons.

Simply, they adopt a regular routine of walking. It serves to strengthen bones, improves coordination and it has been shown that people who walk regularly have fewer accidents and injuries. It is pretty sad when you see someone get in their car to deliver a bag of garbage to the curb side! And those who read my column regularly already know that the bane of my life are the able bodied who park in handicapped zones and sprint into the grocery store. And don t even get me started on the absurdity of drive-throughs. Walking promotes blood circulation, oxygenates the brain and improves our memory (I may have some work to do there!). It is also an effective prevention of cancer. Once we stop moving and grooving, we start to decline. We came into this world with a purpose and to be an active doer, not just a viewer. An active lifestyle is the key to our longevity, to our mental and emotional health, to a sound body, and to a more joyful and peaceful spirit. We become energized, awakened and mentally uplifted. It rejuvenates and revitalizes , motivates and empowers. It s a kick start from the sluggishness of early morning and connects us with our inner rhythms. American author and poet, Henry David Thoreau, once said, “Walking is a blessing for the whole day. Just the delight of movement is enough to refresh us for the entire day, and that connection with nature makes it complete.” On days when I have to leave early for a guided tour somewhere, it is refreshing to see men and women of all ages out walking, some of

them quite purposefully, along rural roads, sidewalks in town, campgrounds, trails, everywhere. It is exercise without expensive memberships, and spirituality as close as our backdoor, free for the taking. A time for mind purging and welcome inspiration. One does not have to walk far to realize the benefits. I walk five kilometres every day in the winter, fewer kilometres in the busy season, since walking during the operating season is already part of how I make a living. It s a matter of divesting oneself from the mindset that early mornings are somehow offensive and that it is, in some perverse manner, impossible to get underway until we have had that third cup of coffee, or that it s too hot or too cold, or too windy or too wet. As someone from Napanee said to me one time, There is no such thing as bad weather — just inappropriate clothes for the weather. My father routinely left his tractor in the back forty, and walked home across several fields for lunch (we called it dinner). At the time I thought it was rather silly since the tractor could have brought him home more easily. Perhaps he was subconsciously aware that this peculiar habit was beneficial to his health. I am looking forward to seeing him again one day so I can thank him, but I am also hoping that it won t be for at least another 30 years.

$1,900 from a man who told her he was in jail in Quebec and needed bail money. A second man also came on the phone claiming to be her “grandson’s” lawyer. After sending the money through a Western Union

telegram, the woman became suspicious when she was contacted the next day and asked for more money. She then reported the incidents to police. A nearly identical scam cost a 79-year-old Picton woman $1,200 June 26.

The OPP is reminding residents to hang up on suspicious callers and report possible fraud to the Canadian AntiFraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

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‘We are going to have to release some players just because we don't have any billet homes.That's unfortunate, but we can't make these kids sleep in their cars.’ -W ellingTon D ukes

coach anD general manager m arTy a brams on The shorTage of billeT families Who have come forWarD To house incoming hockey players for The upcoming season . W iThouT Them , he saiD The D ukes may have To sign more local players .

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Fighting MS Assisted by his mother Clara, Steve Pringle of Picton has raised $732 for the local chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Pringle, stricken with MS himself, has been raising funds to fight the disease for a number of years. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Olympic movement right to take stand against racism

EVERY two years, people from around the world turn to the Olympic Games as a venue where they can see bright, young athletes — no matter their nationality or political stripes — show the world their promise as they strive to be stronger, faster, or higher than anyone dared tread before. Certainly, that’s an idealistic view of an athletic competition and a movement which has fallen under scrutiny in recent years for judging scandals, for failing to keep athletes clean, and for essentially cashing in on the exploits of those who dare to train for their dreams while entertaining the rest of us. This year, however, the notion that these superb athletes are, in fact, people came crashing home in a hurry as two Olympians were found to have posted racist material on their Twitter feeds and expelled from the competition for their stance. Though international competition raises the spectre of patriotism to an extreme level, the spirit of the Olympic movement is one that demands sportsmanship and a sense of the world coming together as one. By stripping the right of those athletes to compete in sports they’ve dedicated their lives to, the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) effectively is sending a message that it expects its athletes to set an example for all those watching around the globe. It is saying that there’s no place for that kind of backward thinking. If that action is enough to make even one person think twice when opening his or her mouth, than it was worth the effort and the scorn from some who would argue that type of censorship falls outside the realm of the purveyors of an athletic competition. The fact those postings were even brought into the light of the Olympics shows that racism and indeed most other forms of hatred can rear their head anywhere and likely do when people turn a blind eye to it and continue on with their lives. Unfortunately, someone here in Picton doesn’t appear to be getting the message as twice this year, the members of a Richmond Street housing complex have had to wake up to horrible things scrawled on the walls of their neighbour hood and had to deal with the unrest of wondering who harbours such ill will toward them and what they might do about it. At least in the Olympic incident, there was someone to point the finger at. In this case, it’s a faceless threat who prefers to work in the cloak of night. Perhaps it is time for local law enforcement and community leaders to take inspiration from the standard being set by the I.O.C. and take action to ensure that the whomever is responsible for such hatred is not only caught, but publicly reprimanded for their troubles to show the community someone is serious about ensuring people have a reasonable sense of security that no one in that neighbourhood or in Prince Edward County will wake up in fear again. The Olympic movement has long been striving to find and attain ideals. Safety and security for all is one that should not be considered out of reach.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

Libraries are keeping the fun in fundraising efforts this summer

A yard sale full of great buys, a chance to win a personal tour of a popular gardening author’s garden, an evening with great mystery authors and a Better Books Book Sale are all in the works to help fundraise for the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives. The high-end thrift store sale that the library held upstairs at Books & Company in June raised over $900 and the items left at the end of the week were all desirable, so a decision was made to set them aside and hold another sale. Beginning Aug. 14 and on until the items are sold, the sale will be part of the book sale currently underway in the Armoury Mall on Main Street in Picton. If you have items you would like to donate to the indoor yard sale, they can be dropped off at the Picton branch. Another fundraiser the library is pleased to present is an offshoot of the recent popular talk presented at the Regent Theatre by gardening expert and author Marjorie Harris. Tickets are now available for a draw to win a unique opportunity of a personalized tour of Harris’s garden in Toronto. Names of five lucky ticket holders will be draw before Aug. 31. The $20 tickets are available at all branches of the library. On Aug. 16, those who like mysteries can enjoy an evening with four great authors as they discuss the art of mystery writing. Join Ian

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Hamilton, Barbara Fradkin, Janet Kellough and Vicki Delany as they share their tricks of the trade. Tickets are only $5 and available at Books & Company, the library and at the door. Rounding out the fundraisers for the month of August, The Friends of the Picton branch are holding their popular Better Book Sale on Aug. 25 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Good quality book donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the Picton branch. The library is looking for fundraising events and opportunities and welcomes partnerships within the community. Please contact the library if you have any fundraising ideas. For a full list of special events and activities at the library, visit the library’s online calendar at www.peclibrary.org.

Lorain Sine, right, presents a $1,500 cheque to Loyalist Humane Society volunteers Carol and Ross Speciale following the latest in a series of benefit concerts that she, her sisters, and friends stage for the shelter. This year alone, the County Rd. 4 facility has taken in more than 150 kittens. In addition to monetary support, the Loyalist Humane Society could also use new volunteers and donations of canned cat food and cleaning supplies. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Saying goodbye to a special place in Picton

Every day it seems the halls become quieter and quieter. Names have disappeared from doors – some forever – some to be placed on new doors, but only temporarily. Upstairs, an entire wing has been closed. Picture boxes outside the doors are emptied of their contents, never to be filled again. I search for my mother, who is not in her room as it is now part of the deserted hallway. Stepping through the closed door into the “new” wing of Picton Manor, I hear voices coming from the dining room. Faces which have grown familiar in the few months my mother has been upstairs, roam the hall or sit, holding tightly to their purses, in the chairs that line the well trodden path between the lounge and the eating area. I find Mom in a gloriously

air-conditioned room, snoozing in her comfy chair, which really has become her prison. She cannot walk; she cannot see, and more and more, she cannot vocalize her wants and needs. I give her a kiss on the top of her head and head for the dining room to pick up her meal tray. As always, the wonderful people who care for the residents of Picton Manor, the “Home with the Heart”, greet me with a smile and a pleasant word. There are fewer and fewer residents waiting to eat, but each one is still treated with kindness and respect. I take the tray laden with the pureed food my mom can only eat now, and the cup of coffee that is always waiting for my father or I as we take turns coming to give my mom her dinner every night. It has become a ritual over the past few

months. We look forward to it and I think mom does too, although she cannot express her thoughts to us. I believe the “girls” appreciate it too. Dinner finished, I return the tray to the dining room and have a chat with one of the caregivers. I ask her if she is planning on staying until the end. She says most of the employees want to stay. They know the residents best – their little foibles, their likes and dislikes, how they communicate their needs — and do not want them to be left to be cared for by strangers, who do not understand them and would not recognize their “special” needs the way Chris and Charlene and Elsie and Jennifer, and all the other wonderful caretakers at Picton Manor do. I appreciate this, as my mother has been a resident of the home for six years.

Over the past year, Mom has become a shadow of herself, no longer bursting into song; not even able to speak most times. Her shouts have become her way of communicating. A stranger would not have known my mother. These marvelous people do, and accept her for who she was and who she has become. Picton Manor will be closing soon; the place my mother was born and, I had assumed, the place she would end her time with us. That is not to be. However, “The Home with the Heart” will always be remembered by my family, and, I am sure, by hundreds of other families, as the place their loved ones called home, were cared for, and found peace. My family and I thank you for everything.

Can you imagine Main Street in Picton without the Majestic Regent Theatre lit up in the evening? I am writing this letter because I feel that as a community we are very fortunate to have this beautiful historical theatre in downtown Picton as part of Prince Edward County’s heritage. It is that time of the year again when The Regent starts its annual membership drive. To give you some background: the theatre is a yearround community entertainment centre serving a wide range of audiences and showcasing live theatre; live by satellite entertainment from around the world; first run, classics and international films, and the free Whattams’s monthly movie for families. Also presented is a extensive range of live music including blues, country and jazz. This historical building that will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary in a few years

has recently been extensively renovated to provide increased comfort and seating capacity for 446 patrons, brand new washrooms, and meets the latest accessibility, fire and safety standards. This past year with the support of the community and the help of a Trillium grant, the Regent was able to fully fund the purchase of state of the art digital equipment that now enhances the viewing experience and increases the Theatre’s access to first run movies. Here are a few facts about the Regent that I was not aware of and you also may not know. The Regent Theatre is a not-for-profit independent community enterprise and a registered charitable organization. Over 35,000 people visit the Regent annually making this historic theatre a major contributor to the county’s overall economy and generating $2.4 million in eco-

nomic benefits. Unfortunately, as a result of previous financial difficulties, the Regent board (all volunteers) has inherited a large mortgage which costs about $36,000 per year to service. In all, it costs more than $1,000 per day to operate the theatre. In order to provide a wide range of entertainment for every taste while keeping ticket prices affordable, the Regent relies on its base of dedicated volunteers. Presently there are 125 volunteers contributing approximately 14,000 hours annually in every area: from box-office, to costumes, to fundraising. In all, even at the level of a minimum hourly wage, this effort amounts to a contribution of over $210,000 in value. The Regent also relies on the direct contributions and the community support of all its members. One third of the Regent’s budget is met through fundraising with

membership being a key component. I was surprised to learn that despite recent campaigns, the Regent has only 450 members. This represents less than two per cent of the population of the county (25,000). This wonderful historical theatre could not survive without the support of its membership base, so I would ask you to please think very seriously about purchasing a membership when the Regent Theatre starts its membership drive in August. There are various levels available starting at $50. As a registered charity the Regent is able to provide a tax receipt for most of your contribution. In the meantime, if you wish to see and learn more about this amazing community institution, theatre tours can be arranged by calling 613-476-8416 Ext 26.

Janice Ruggles-Bolton

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Water conservation measures stepped up in Quinte region

Though there has been some rain in the region recently, it hasn’t been enough to allay concerns of a water shortage. On Monday, Quinte Conservation declared a Level 2 low water condition for its entire area, including the Prince Edward County and Moira, Salmon, and Napanee river watersheds. “Rainfall is well below normal for this time of year and all of our river systems are also well below normal summer flows,” said Quinte Conservation’s water resources engineer Bryon Keene. The declaration is a step

farther than the Level 1 condition Quinte declared last month. According to Keene, it means that all non-essential water usage should be suspended until further notice by people using both private wells and municipal water systems. “We are asking all Quinte residents and business to reduce water usage by 20 per cent,” Keene added. He also noted those on wells could also see a sharp decline in their water supply if the supply is not replenished soon. -Staff

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

WHATTAM’S COMMUNITY CALENDAR The Community Calendar is donated as a public service to our community by The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., West, Picton (613-476-2450)

TasTers’ choice Judge Sandy Latchford and her colleague Larry Cox (not pictured) selected Greg Bowerman’s entry as the best of the seven they tasted in the Picton Legion’s annual ribfest cook-off Saturday afternoon. (Submitted photo)

Bowerman tickles judges’ taste buds with his recipe

Rib cook-off helps Legion maintenance adam BramBurger Staff writer

With a wide range of savoury and sweet, seven entrants did their best to impress the judges in the Picton Legion’s annual ribfest Saturday afternoon. “The entries were really tasty. It was a tough job deciding, but we did it with gusto,” said one of those judges, Sandy Latchford. Latchford and her fellow judge Larry Cox of the Wine Barrel worked through the entries before deciding that Wellington’s Greg Bowerman would take the title as the top ribber in this year’s event. Robyn Heather and Betty Hall, both of Picton, rounded out the top three entries in the cook-off. Meanwhile, a steady crowd piled into tents on the front lawn at Branch 78 to enjoy a cold drink, taste the house ribs and cook-off entries, and enjoy the sounds of the Quinte Air Cadets band and the everpopular Reasons. “We’ve had an excellent day with an exceptional crowd considering the competition elsewhere in the county,” said organizer Gil Charlebois, a member of the branch executive. Charlebois said the second annual celebration was a fundraiser for the branch’s weighs and means committee and the proceeds would be used for general maintenance of the heritage facility. Previous social events helped pay for the replacement of the Legion’s roof. He added the generous support of local businesses helped with cook-off and silent auction prizes. In the coming months, the Legion also has two more social events planned, its annual chili cook-off and an Oktoberfest party. Charlebois said dedicated volunteers make all of the fundraising events possible.

drawing a crowd This year’s installment of the Picton Legion’s ribfest attracted a large crowd to sample the entries and listen to live music. The event raised funds for Legion maintenance projects. (Submitted photo)

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Community Foundation grant helps Hospice develop in-home care kit Project helps family caregivers with challenges of end-of-life care Chad Ibbotson

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A County Community Foundation grant has allowed Hospice Prince Edward to develop an In-Home Comfort Resource Kit, the contents of which were shaped by personal experience. Hospice executive director Nancy Parks said the package gives family and friends of those with terminal illnesses a chance to ask questions in a comfortable environment while building the confidence to provide personal care. “As far as I know there isn't a kit like this anywhere,” Parks said. The kit brings those caregivers together in the patient's home and provides an experienced hospice volunteer to explain the items in the kit, which include body cream, a resource book on caregiving and a communication book for caregivers. “These conversations are important because they allow — especially the client — the chance to have input as to how the care and support is delivered while gaining an understanding of what to expect,” said Parks. “The focus of the Comfort Resource Kit is the creation of a personalized plan for your loved one's comfort.”

Parks said she experienced the need for such a kit while supporting her friend Johan DeRoche. Parks said at the time of DeRoche's diagnosis, family and friends rallied to support her and husband Terry DeRoche. She said she regularly visited Johan throughout that time, but it became evident she needed more information. “I had lots of questions, but I didn't want to be a bother to anyone. I didn't want to bother Terry with those questions and I didn't know who else to turn to about them,” she said. “Fast forward nine months to when Johan had passed away and I came to hospice. From that time I realized that what I needed at that time wasn't available.” She said throughout her time with hospice she had the idea in the back of her mind for some sort of program or project to deal with the issue. The kit also includes a room-to-room monitor, wool socks, a comfort quilt donated by the Prince Edward Quilters' Guild, relaxing music, an electronic photo frame and a planner to keep track of medication times and other important dates. “Even though this kit has practical items for the family,

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it also is about conversations,” Parks said. “My vision is that one of our more experienced hospice volunteers would go into the home in a situation like Johan's and Terry's and have a family meeting and bring all the family and friends together and have a conversation about how they would support someone in their end of life journey.” She said the most important part of that is the patient would actually be involved in the decisions. She said this is key because in that situation the patients need to know they have at least some control over their life. Terry said along Johan's journey the family was constantly being bombarded

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tor Bridget Stevenson said the fact that the kit is based on personal experience is a key reason the foundation thought it would be a legitimate program to fund when hospice approached them about a grant. “Kudos to Hospice Prince Edward for putting this together,” she said. “This is a wonderful thing.” She said when the County Community Foundation first saw the grant application they knew it was exactly the type of thing they would be interested in funding. “One of our missions is to use our resources through fundraising, through working with donors, to meet community needs. This was obviously a significant need in the community,” she said. She said the community foundation works to bring together donors who want to accomplish something significant in the county and bring them together with the needs of organizations. “If we have an idea of what's going on in the community and what the needs are we can make significant change and we can have a long-lasting impact,” she said. “The in-home care kit is a great example of those two things coming together.” Stevenson said she hoped similar programs would be started in other communities as well. Parks said a lot of items in the kit have either been donated or sourced locally. She said initially there will be 20 kits available, but said the program will be ongoing through Hospice.

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Lake Street land sale on hold as councillors fear potential complications Site usage, land value among concerns cited at July 24 meeting Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

Two entrepreneurs will have to wait a little longer to see if they will be able to purchase a section of surplus land from the municipality they say is needed to secure financing for a new seafood restaurant on Lake Street. Lisa and Ghislain Goudreau recently approached the municipality about purchasing a 50 foot by 150 foot triangular parcel of municipally owned property next to their property at 4 Lake Street adjacent to Picton LCBO. The sale was recommended to be approved by staff, as they saw it as an economic driver, and a price of $800 plus legal and survey fees was set based on a property value of $4.30 per square metre with a total area of 187 metres. The sale was approved at a June 28 committee-ofthe-whole meeting, but council decided to take a more cautious approach and, at their July 24 meeting, voted to have the issue referred back to staff for a further report at a future committee-of-the-whole meeting. Several councillors were concerned that selling the piece of property to a private owner could lead to future complications as the land has long served as overflow parking for the LCBO. Others argued the sale price was below fair market value. Councillor Alec Lunn was among those concerned about future problems at the site and initiated the referral motion. Lunn said he has already been approached by several neighbouring residents who were leery of the land being sold and said the price was also a point of contention. Councillor Janice Maynard agreed. “It should come back and we should have a further look at it,” she said. “There's a lot of different things that little chunk of property could possibly be used for.” Councillor Jamie Forrester said significant problems could develop if the land is sold. “I'm not really sure we should be selling off county property at such a small amount. This is a very valuable corner and it ties right into the Millennium Trail,” he said at last week's meeting. “There are all sorts of economic opportunities we could use it

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for in the long term.” Forrester said the municipality wouldn't be able to guarantee the owners would move ahead with their plans once the property is sold and as a result could further complicate the issue. “If we lose that corner we're going to have all sorts of congestion there,” he said. “If there was a fence put up there or grass we could have major traffic concerns there.” Picton councillor Bev Campbell argued to the

contrary. She said the Goudreaus have already stated their intention to remediate the parcel as a parking area and would include painted lines. “When the report was brought to us to begin with there was reference to the impact of this move on parking for the LCBO,” she said. “As I recall it was expected to be a positive impact on their parking, some kind of reconfiguration.” The Goudreaus spoke to council to reiterate that they are willing to work

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RIdIng foR a Cause Close to 300 cyclists made their way into Prince Edward County and through Picton on Monday as they took part in the Friends for Life Bike Rally to raise funds and awareness for those living with HIV/AIDS (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

Ledger said awareness is easily created by the colourful riders. “We raise awareness as we go. This morning we rode 60 kilometres, most of us in red dresses, so that certainly gets the attention of motorists and people want to know what's going on,” he said. “There are lots of people who have all that information and pass it on as we go.” The riders left Toronto on Sunday, and set out from Port Hope on Monday heading east through Northumberland County and into Prince Edward. The riders stopped for lunch at Henderson's Bed & Breakfast in Consecon before heading past Schroedter's Marketplace in Bloomfield and into

downtown Picton. The riders then made their way to Glenora and boarded the ferry before riding into Adolphustown where they spent the night. The event raises funds for PWA which provides essential services to many people in Toronto who are HIV positive. Those living with the condition are living longer, but a release from the foundation says they can have greater challenges. “PWA’s core services like food programs, treatment resources and financial assistance for men, transmen, transwomen, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in our community are more important than ever,” the release says.

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For a fifth straight summer, members of the OPP’s marine unit are hoping to catch boaters in the act. To be clear, the officers would be pleased not to pass out tickets for offences like drinking and boating or improper equipment. Instead, they’re hoping to find those boaters who are staying safe by wearing their personal floatation devices (PFDs) in Prince Edward County waters. Thanks to a partnership with the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit and the Prince Edward Corrections Advisory Board, the OPP will again be handing out 62 tshirts with the provocative slogan “I got caught by the OPP... wearing my PFD.” Kim Guthrie, the community service officer with the Prince Edward detachment, started the program with an eye on raising awareness that PFDs have the potential to save lives. Guthrie said it is often difficult for people who are in the water to put on their PFDs, expending energy they might need to stay afloat. She indicated that according to the National Lifesaving Society, this year there have been 48 drowning deaths in Ontario and 10 were boating related.

around boats may result in injury and death if a person finds themselves suddenly in the water,” she said. Cindy Kirkpatrick, a public health nurse, is part of a new team working on promoting water safety throughout the two counties. She said her team is attempting to promote many of the same messages the health unit has been working with the OPP to spread

over the past five years. According to Kirkpatrick, the basic message includes wearing a PFD, learning CPR, taking swimming lessons, keeping children near water within arm’s reach, not mixing alcohol with boating, and observing children while swimming. Kirkpatrick also stressed the importance of fencing enclosures around swimming pools.

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the mid-1780s (Rob is eighth generation county) They had a dream of owning a winery that came to them during a tour of the Okanagan Valley in 1997. It remained just a dream until the summer of 2000 when they came to visit Rob's parents here in the county. By Christmas of that year, they had purchased a 48-acre property dotted with sugar maple trees in the county and were ready to become vintners. Sugarbush Vineyards was picked for their vineyard name, as the back 6-7 acres of their 48 acre property contains sugar maples. While they don’t sell through the LCBO, their Pinots and Chardonnays are available in restaurants in Toronto, Ottawa and nearby Kingston. Sally says that many people visit their store in the county based solely on the recommenda-

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tions of friends. That's the power of word of mouth advertising; if you have a good product word will get out. They strive to produce small quantities of handcrafted premium-quality wines sourced entirely from their vineyard. They want to be able to manage and perform all aspects of their operation and, at the same time, have an enjoyable lifestyle. In order to do this, they decided to stay small. That's why their wines are only available at their retail store and at a number of eastern Ontario restaurants (although they can be ordered online and will be delivered free of charge in Toronto and Ot-

tawa). In the next few years they will reach their peak production of 1,500 cases per year. Their vineyard is herbicide free and all of their weed control is performed manually. They keep mowed grass down their alleys, and use a grape hoe and hand hoes to remove weeds between each vine in the row. This is more expensive and time consuming but they believe that this is much better for the long term health of their farm. Although they would like to be totally organic, they have found that it is a very difficult proposition. They only use organic insecticides (kaolin clay for

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BAY OF QUINTE BEAUTY With 80` of clean & level shoreline, premium fishing and water sports are at your fingertips. Home features a spacious kitchen/dining area with a walkout to sheltered patio and in ground pool. Large living room has walk out to the waterfront. Massive master bedroom has balcony overlooking the water. Detached 4 car garage. $459,000 MLS 2121519 KEVIN GALE, Sales Rep cell 613-476-1874 H. 613-242-7295 C. QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE kevingale@remax.net

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MAIN ST WELLINGTON Step back in time. 4 bedrm 2 storey brick home, unique features, one of a kind in the village of Wellington. Views of Lake Ontario. Walk to park, beach & stores. Lg principal rooms, totally upgraded and renovated with taste. Lg backyard fenced in. Area to park 3 vehicles. Call to view. MLS® 2123297

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SHARON ARMITAGE, Broker of Record 613-399-2134 quinteisle.com

Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

24 ONTARIO ST Classic red brick Century home, in central Picton. This home has been well maintained, with many renovations and updates over the years. 4 bedrooms, and two full baths. Large principle rooms. Modern functional kitchen. Central air, gas f/p. in living room. 21`x 18` family room with doors to a private deck area. Hardwood floors down and newer pine floors up. Great attic space ! Fenced back yard. Storage shed/workshop for the handyman! This home is very warm and tastefully decorated. $289,000 MLS 2121959 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900

47 OUTLET RD. - From Picton, take County Rd. 10 (Lake St.) thru Cherry Valley on County Rd. 18 to Outlet Rd. CLOSE TO SANDBANKS 50 x 150 ft. lot fronting on the Outlet River. Includes 3-bedroom mobile home & sleeping cabin. Affordable way to own a cottage near Sandbanks! Asking $189,000 MLS 2123527 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 www.christinehenden.com QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE colinhenden@remax.net

NEW LISTING

l 21 PHOTOS

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE & THIS IS THE SPOT TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN 2+ ac. estate close to Picton bordered by conservation lands. Spacious beautifully maintained bungalow with a "wow" kitchen, huge master bedroom with fireplace, 2 person air tub and outside hot tub. In-law suite with separate entrance. Over 6000 sq. ft of amazing insulated and heated garages with large paved parking area. An outstanding property priced well below reconstruction value. $699,000 MLS 2124019 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Call BEV SKIDMORE, Broker 613-476-2100 email: skidmore2100@yahoo.ca www.bevskidmore.com

This delightful waterfront home is situated on Main Street in the charming village of Wellington. It also includes 4 immaculate insulated cottages with patios and one insulated overnight suite and 5 docks as a commercial enterprize. The main house has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. All on municipal services. Located near Sandbanks on Wellington Channel to Lake Ontario. A great opportunity! Turn-key operation. $799,000 MLS 2122357 Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-471-1708 www.chestnutpark.com

COUNTY COUNTRY FARMHOUSE Picture perfect farmhouse located down from Lake on the Mountain and close to water, wineries, cheese factories and restaurants plus marinas. No close neighbours and over 2 acres of your own to enjoy. Newer well, drywall and electrical plus forced air furnace. This is an easy to maintain home that is perfect for a first time homeowner or as a retreat from the city. Master bdrm on main level and diningroom plus modern kitchen. The porch is a wonderful place to sit on those lazy days this summer, as you don t have much to do here. $198,000 MLS 2125068

Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587 www.homeinthecounty.com

FOR SALE OR RENT

118 COUNTY RD 16 Beautiful lot with 252` of river front. Nicely treed & level. 3 bedroom brick bungalow needs cosmetics. Quick possession. Full basement. $249,900 MLS 2125217

QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5900

HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 613-476-5399

3 BR condo on water. Docking for up to 42' boat. Excellent location in town. $359,000 MLS 2117272 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Call VINCE MARTEL, Sales Rep 613-476-2100

BAY OF QUINTE WATERFRONT Telegraph Narrows. Area of great fishing and boating. Large treed nicely landscaped lot with drilled well, entrance and hydro are in. Ready to go to build your new home. Approx 90 ft of shoreline. Set in the trees. Close to 401, Kingston and Napanee. Asking $199,900 MLS® 2120848 GEORGE REID, ® Broker 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. Brokerage quinteisle.com

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THE PICTON GAZETTE

Ron Norton Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900 ronnorton@bellnet.ca

www.countyremax.com

Veronica Norton

QUINTE LTD. BROKERAGE

Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900 veronicanorton@bellnet.ca

Nick Hawryluk

1 Lake Street, PICTON, ON 613.476.5900 304 Main Street, WELLINGTON,ON 613.399.5900 or Toll Free 1.888.217.0166

Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.476.4920 Cell: 613.922.6205 nickh@remax.net

Sales Rep.

Donna Hawryluk

Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.476.4920 Cell: 613.922.6205 donnah@remax.net

$30,000.

Beach and boat launch across the street, large level building lot with treed and clear areas. MLS 2123876 DONNA & NICK HAWRYLUK

$34,000.

Waterview building lot located at Prinyer’s Cove. Close to public park & boat launch. MLS 2124269 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$39,900.

Lovely 2.9 acre partially wooded building lot with new blasted well. MLS 2121963 MARY JANE MILLS

SOLD

$75,000.

COFFEE SHOP & CAFÉ on Picton’s Main Street. Good business with lots more potential, open year round for breakfast & lunch & summer evenings. Serving locallyroasted coffee & owner-made Gelato. MLS 2123459

CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

Herb Pliwischkies Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5399 Cell: 613.921.7441

Debbie McKinney Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.885.1485 debbie@remaxquinte.com

Kevin Gale Sales Rep.

Res: 613.476.1874 Cell: 613.242.7295 kevingale@remax.net

Colin Henden

Sales Rep.

$79,900.

Building lot with deeded access to Long Reach in the Bay of Quinte. 10 mins. to Picton & 401. MLS 2120224 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$155,000.

Edge of town with a fabulous yard, 3 bdrm, 2 bath. woodstove, covered deck. MLS 2120124 DONNA & NICK HAWRYLUK

$95,000.

Large enough to run horses, build your home & just a 10 min. walk to highschool. Subject to severance approval. MLS 2123599 RON & VERONICA NORTON

NEW PRICE

$184,900.

3 bdrm, semi-detached home centrally located in Picton. Boasts new kitchen, and attached single garage. MLS 2124677 KEVIN GALE

Tel: 613.922.2251 colinhenden@remax.net

Christine Henden

Broker.

Cell: 613.967.9305 ChristineHenden.com

Mary Jane Mills

Broker

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.921.0028 mills2@sympatico.ca

Marc Ouellette Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.849.8864 marc@remaxquinte.com www.rightonthemarc.ca

Tony Scott

$124,900.

Situated on a great Wellington lot, home needs TLC but has great potential. 3 bdrms, 1 bath. MLS 2124067 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$189,000.

4 bedroom, 2 bath. Great views of the Town of Picton and the Bay from the deck and rear yard. MLS 2124529 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$127,900.

PICTON TOWNHOUSE. Upscale finishes & neutral décor adorn this 3 bdrm, 2 bath home. Includes finished basement. Must be seen! MLS 2123421 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$189,900.

CHARMING! 3 bedrooms, 1 bath (new), tasteful decor, lots of original character, huge lot in Bloomfield. MLS 2122214 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

REDUCED

$199,000.

3 bdrm, 1 bath cozy home. 1 floor living with deck off living room. Just past Lake on the Mountain. MLS 2124618 RON & VERONICA NORTON

NEW PRICE

$220,000.

Completely renovated 2 bedroom century home on 22 acres of farmland. MLS 2121487 KEVIN GALE

$199,900.

Level, treed waterfront lot with drilled well, over 1 acre facing west. MLS 2120634 DONNA & NICK HAWRYLUK

$225,000.

CENTURY HOME Overlooking the Bay, this spacious home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large rooms, many updates including new windows. Situated on a large lot, just 10 mins. from Picton & 401. MLS 2123489 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$209,000.

Great rental investment cottage. 3 beds, 2 baths. Walk to beach and all amenities. Completely updated. Exclusive. MARC OUELLETTE

$239,000.

Sitting on beautiful 1.2 ac lot, huge double+ garage, completely updated 3 bdrm country home. Come out & take a look! MLS 2123819

RON & VERONICA NORTON

$209,000.

4 bdrms, 1 acre, 1 minute to downtown Picton! New 2 stage furnace- very inexpensive to heat! MLS 2122202 TONY SCOTT

$245,000.

1800 sq ft living space on main level, cozy sunken living room, fireplace. Perfect rural location, 20 mins to Belleville & 10 mins to Picton. MLS 2121204

RON & VERONICA NORTON

Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.503-0046 tony@remaxpec.ca

Colleen Green Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.476.6553 colleen.green@sympatico.ca Twitter: @ColleenGreenatR Website: www.colleengreenpicton.com

Ted Surridge

Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5170 Office: 613.399.5900 Email: teds@kos.net

Tammy Beaumont Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.242.3045 tammy@remaxquinte.com

$249,900.

PROSPECT ST. PICTON. All brick bungalow with inlaw suite in lower level. Main level offers 3 bedrooms, 4-pce bath, spacious living room with fireplace. Large lot with fenced inground pool. MLS 2121863 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

OPEN HOUSE

$250,000.

1.2 acre lot with sweeping views south across Lake Ontario. Build your dream home here! MLS 2123908 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$259,000.

$259,000.

CIRCA 1890 – PICTON. Absolutely charming Victorian Brick! 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious room, glassed-in verandah, private back yard & double-car garage/workshop. MLS 2123075 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

FIVE ACRE WATERFRONT BUILDING LOT. Private setting for your new home! Completely wooded with 300 ft. of shoreline on Long Reach. Escarpment setting affords a panoramic view across the Reach. Just 10 mins. From Picton & Hwy 401. MLS 2121717 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$295,000.

$299,000.

SUN, AUG 5 1-3

$269,900.

18 PRINCETON PLACE, THURLOW 1 yr old end unit townhome with contemporary finishes and excellent upgrades. 3 bdrms, 3 baths. MLS 2124962 DEBBIE MCKINNEY

$288,000.

GREAT FAMILY COTTAGE Located on Lake Consecon, 1+ acre lot, great swimming, fishing & watersports. MLS 2120722 Ron & Veronica Norton

3 bedroom, 2 bath home close to Picton. Lots of natural light, open living concept. 1.5 acre lot. MLS 2122914 KEVIN GALE

3 bdrm home with finished basement & 2 car garage not far from Sandbanks. MLS 2124016 KEVIN GALE

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THE PICTON GAZETTE

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QUINTE LTD. BROKERAGE

1 Lake Street, PICTON, ON 613.476.5900 304 Main Street, WELLINGTON,ON 613.399.5900 or Toll Free 1.888.217.0166

NEW

$299,900.

4 bdrm, 2 bath century home on attractively landscaped lot. Formal living/dining rooms w/ tall ceilings. MLS 2124632 DEBBIE MCKINNEY

$339,000.

4+ bdrms, 3 baths w/self-contained 2 bdrm apartment, near Sandbanks beach. MLS 2107193 TONY SCOTT

$419,000.

INCOME POTENTIAL. 4 bdrm, 2 bath cape cod style home overlooking Long Reach. Lots of room for family or entertaining. MLS 2120845 TONY SCOTT

$479,000.

PICTON – CIRCA 1890. Gracious, solid-brick, completely restored. Features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate dining & living rooms. Spacious yard, garage/workshop. MLS 2121995 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$659,000.

1870’s 5 bdrm farmhouse, 3700 sq.ft. living space, inground pool, cabana, wet bar & screened in sitting room. MLS 2121472 TONY SCOTT

$329,000.

Brick bungalow on quiet dead end street. Wheelchair accessible, in-law potential. MLS 2125207 COLLEEN GREEN

$345,000.

ACKERMAN ST., PICTON. Features contemporarystyle open concept with separate dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, lovely hardwood & ceramic floors. Owner will consider all offers! MLS 2116063 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$449,000.

$329,000.

5.75 ACRES ON LOYALIST PKWY. This beautifully maintained home is in tip-top move in condition offering spacious living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining room, eat-in kitchen, 2 bdrms & spacious new bathroom as well as a full high & dry basement. MLS 2123226 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$349,000.

Great Well! Fill your pool and water your gardens without hesitation! Beautiful country home in gorgeous rural location. Central to Trenton, Belleville and Picton. MLS 2123547 RON & VERONICA NORTON

NEW PRICE

$449,500.

$329,900.

Updated 3 bedroom unit in Bloomfield. Triplex potential. 16 x 20 workshop. MLS 2124868 TONY SCOTT

$359,000.

Unique 2 bdrm log home nestled on a nice deep waterfront lot on the Bay of Quinte. MLS 2123120 KEVIN GALE

$455,000.

ACREAGE WITH WATERFRONT. 23+ ac, 600 ft frontage East Lake. 2 mins from Sandbanks, 10 mins from Picton or Bloomfield. MLS 2121681 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

4 bedroom century farm house on 101 acres with garage, bunkie & pond. MLS 2122301 KEVIN GALE

Lake on the Mountain waterview. Drastically reduced to $455,000. Totally renovated. MLS 2122328 HERB PLIWISCHKIES

$479,000.

$519,000.

$529,000.

WATERFRONT GETAWAY! Lovely 3-season cabin, 8.5 acres, 1/4 mile shoreline, spectacular views, accessible shore, wooded areas, new home site. MLS 2121559 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$975,000.

150 acre waterfront Equestrian facility with renovated farmhouse. Pool, cabana and wet bar. MLS 2121474 TONY SCOTT

Picton Bay waterfront. Great bungalow next to Golf Club. Very private and well maintained. MLS 2121700 HERB PLIWISCHKIES

$1,000,000.

5000sq.ft. home w/ great view of Bay of Quinte, sitting on 7 acres that includes a 10 stall barn. MLS 2125057 RON & VERONICA NORTON

CLOSE TO PICTON on 3+ acres. Stunning 3,000+sq.ft. home with salt-water pool. Great entertaining space – inside & out! MLS 2124592

CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$1,200,000.

Prinyer’s Cove Marina and Bed & Beyond is a unique waterfront property featuring a custom built 6 yr old home. MLS 2124296 MARY JANE MILLS

$338,000.

1531 sq.ft. 3 bdrm bungalow to be built by Hickory Homes. Colour choice and finishes can be yours. MLS 2122684 MARY JANE MILLS

$399,900.

Hobby farm on 14 acres. 15 minutes north of Belleville. MLS 2124136 DEBBIE MCKINNEY

$469,000.

FAMILY FARM FOR SALE. Situated in N. Marysburgh, this farm features a 25-year old brick bungalow with full-finished lower level (possible in-law suite!), barn-type building previously used for horses & 105 acres with another 159 acres available. MLS 2123668

CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$599,900.

Executive Geertsma home on 1 acre lot in exclusive private neighbourhood. 3 bdrms, 3 baths. MLS 2124502 DEBBIE MCKINNEY

Beautiful building lots, ready to go with wells on quiet country road. Lot 2 Mitchells Crossroad MLS 2124279, $111,000 Lot 3 Mitchells Crossroad MLS 2124276, $74,000 Lot 4 Mitchells Crossroad MLS 2124281, $74,000

TONY SCOTT

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102 Main Street, Picton

The Gold Standard in Prince Edward County

*Independently owned & operated

$169,900

$229,000

$349,900

Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*

MLS 2120461

MLS 2123363

$275,000

MLS 2113915

MLS 2117558

WWW.EASTLAKEISLANDFORSALE.COM

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WATERVIEW BUNGALOW

• 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS • LIVING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE • DINING ROOM • FULLY FENCED & LANDSCAPED • FULLY FINISHED LOWER LEVEL • WATERFRONT ACCESS

$1,199,999 MLS 2106157

REDUCED

SOUTH BAY COTTAGE

• 2 BEDROOMS & FULL BATH • LIVING RM W FP, HARDWOOD FLOORS Hugh Jackson • NEWER KITCHEN • DINING ROOM Broker • PRIVATE WATERFRONT WITH SEAWALL h.jackson@sympatico.ca www.bayofquintehomes.com • BEACH AREA FOR CHILDREN

Teal Baverstock Sales Rep

• 1.5 ACRE ISLAND FULL OF MATURE TREES • OPEN CONCEPT W CATHEDRAL CEILINGS • 3+ BEDRMS, 1 BATH W CLAWFOOT TUB • SOLAR ELECTRICITY, PROPANE KITCHEN APPLIANCES

teal.baverstock@century21.ca • WOOD BURNING F/P, LG WEST FACING DECK www.tealbaverstock.com • PERFECT RENTAL/INVESTMENT PROPERTY

$247,500 MLS 2123538

WWW.77LAKEAVENUELANE.COM

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• BEAUTIFUL NEW AND RUSTIC COTTAGE WITH APPROX 250' OF NATURE FILLED MARSHFRONT • FANTASTIC SUNSETS, BOATING, FISHING, BIRDWATCHING AND SWIMMING

• 4 BDRMS, 2 BATHROOMS, PINE FLOORS THROUGHOUT WITH MANY UPGRADES

• LARGE, MATURE LOT LOCATED THROUGH A GATED SUMMER TRAILER PARK

• GREAT FAMILY COTTAGE AND COMES FULLY FURNISHED!!

$249,000 MLS 2121340

$335,000 MLS 2124272

WWW.3SIMEONSTREET.COM

WWW.6BAYST.COM

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WWW.2578COUNTYROAD3.COM

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• EXECUTIVE WATERFRONT HOME • CLOSE TO TRENTON & BELLEVILLE • PARK SETTING ON BAY OF QUINTE • 4+1 BEDROOMS, 5 BATHROOMS • FULL WALK-OUT BASEMENT • BAY OF QUINTE WATERFRONT INCLUDES 3 STOREY BARN/STUDIO

58 CTY RD 18, CHERRY VALLEY

WWW.355COUNTYROAD20.COM

21 PHOTOS

• HUYCKS POINT ROAD • BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT LOT • YOUR OWN PRIVATE BEACH • 2 BEDROOM BUNGALOW • FULL BASEMENT UNFINISHED • LAKE ONTARIO VIEWS

$399,900

GALLERIES AND GREAT RESTAURANTS

$435,000 MLS 2123646

DUPLEX CLOSE TO SANDBANKS

• BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE LOT BACKS ONTO FARMLAND

• TWO 3 BEDROOM UNITS WITH STONE FIREPLACES

• OPEN CONCEPT KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING ROOM • EXCELLENT LOCATION FOR A YEAR ROUND VACATION RENTAL

$139,900 MLS 2122100

Sales Reps.

www.pec.on.ca/young thefamilyteam@gmail.com

Sales Reps.

$309,990

LIVE, RETIRE, VACATION & ENJOY

www.pec.on.ca/young thefamilyteam@gmail.com

PROPERTY

• INFO INSTANTLY: TEXT GOLD116 TO #33344

Paul Gentile

Sunday, August 5 1-3pm

OPEN HOUSE

Pat Benson Moore Sales Rep.

pat.bensonmoore@century21.ca

21 Main St

EXCELLENT B&B OR STUDIO POTENTIAL

• CENTURY BRICK FULL OF HISTORY AND CHARACTER

• UPGRADED KITCHEN AND BATHS • CENTER HALL PLAN WITH FOUR BEDROOMS • ORIGINAL PINE AND HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT

• ENCLOSED HEATED FOUR SEASON PORCH

$299,500

Broker

MLS 2122555

www.paulgentile.ca

WWW.19SPRINGST.COM

• BEST BUY IN TOWN!! • LARGE LOT, ROOM TO EXPAND • 2 BEDROOMS, FULL BATH • NATURAL GAS HEAT • DETACHED GARAGE/WORKSHOP • QUIET STREET IN PICTON

• ORIGINAL CARRIAGE HOUSE COMPLETE WITH STALLS AND A LOFT

• LOFT AREA IS ACCESSED BY A SET OF STAIRS • PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ANYTHING • SITUATED ON A LARGE LOT WITH A PAVED DRIVE

• MAKE YOUR DREAM A REALITY!

$6,000

MLS 2124897

NEW LISTING

$545,000 MLS 2123334

ADOLPHUS REACH WATERFRONT

• 100 FEET OF PRIVATE WATERFRONT • 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH HOME • LOWER LEVEL FAMILY ROOM WITH WALKOUT TO BACK YARD

Carol Brough Colleen Galway Sales Rep

Sales Rep.

carolbroughc21@hotmail.com

2.6 ACRES ON THE EDGE OF TOWN • CHARMING FARMHOME WITH HARDWOOD & PINE FLOORS • ORIGINAL TIN CEILING • UPDATED AMENITIES • DOUBLE CAR GARAGE • FOR MORE PICS, GO TO WWW.438CCOUNTYROAD1.COM $1,295,000

www.colleengalway.com colleen.galway@century21.ca

MLS 2122832

FOR LEASE • LG. INDUSTRIAL BUILDING IN PICTON • LARGE COMPRESSOR • 400 AMP. 3 PHASE ELECTRICAL • IN FLOOR RADIANT HEATING • INDUSTRIAL DUST COLLECTOR • ALMOST 2 AC. LOT W/PLENTY OF PARKING $347,500 MLS 2124949

$279,900 MLS 2122448

EAST LAKE WATERFRONT FARM • WWW.417COUNTYROAD11.COM • 80 AC FARM, 1200’+ USEABLE EAST LAKE W/F • C 1850'S BRICK HOME, BACK FROM THE ROAD • LOVINGLY CARED FOR OVER THE YEARS • FEATURES UPDATED AMENITIES • ORIGINAL BAKER'S OVEN & FIELDSTONE F/P • ONLY 7 MIN TO PICTON, 3 MIN TO SANDBANKS PROV PARK 21 PHOTOS

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• IN TOWN BUNGALOW • LOFT FOR STUDIO OR OFFICE • MAIN FLR BDRMS & LAUNDRY • PRIVATE YARD & DECK • 2.5 CAR GARAGE, WORKSHOP • CLOSE TO YACHT CLUB

MLS 2121786

MLS 2122268

• 140’ X 311’ LOT INCL HOME & BARN/STUDIO • BRIGHT, RENOVATED CENTURY HOME • 3 FLOORS, LOTS OF LOFT SPACE • RED PINE FLOORS, ORIGINAL TIN AND BEAD • IDEAL FOR AN ARTIST AND STUDIO, WORKSHOP BOARD CEILINGS OR CONVERT IT TO A GUEST HOUSE • MODERN CONVENIENCES AND TOUCHES • TOTALING APPROX 1500 SQ FT. • INCOME PRODUCING VACATION/RETIREMENT • CLOSE TO SHOPPING, PICTON HOSPITAL, SANDBANKS, WINERIES, ANTIQUE SHOPS/

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young

• 3 BEDROOM BRICK BUNGALOW • FULL PART FINISHED BASEMENT • GREAT LOCATION IN TOWN • 75' X 100' FENCED LOT • DETACHED 1 1/2 CAR GARAGE • DOUBLE PAVED DRIVEWAY

21 PHOTOS

WWW.1480COUNTYROAD8.COM

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• 1700 SQ. FT. R-2000 BUNGALOW Jason, Kevin • MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY & Sandy Young • FULL BASEMENT WITH WORKSHOP • DETACHED 25'X35' STEEL BUILDING Sales Reps. • BEAUTIFUL SETTING, 32 AC W/TRAILS www.pec.on.ca/young • 5 MINUTES TO PICTON, WAUPOOS RD thefamilyteam@gmail.com

Bev Skidmore Broker

www.bevskidmore.com skidmore2100@yahoo.ca

OUTSTANDING PROPERTY • PRIVATE SETTING W. MAGNIFICENT TREES • 6 ACRES OF LAND. SMALL HORSE BARN • LOVELY HOME WITH 3 BDRMS, 2 BATHS • 2 FIREPLACES. DOUBLE CAR GARAGE • TIERED DECKING & ABOVE GROUND POOL • BLACK RIVER LOCATION. ONLY MINUTES 21 PHOTOS

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Pat Benson Moore Sales Representative

C: 613 849 8501 O: 613 476 2100 MLS2125066 $539K SAPPHIRE in a CEDAR SETTING! Expansive deck w dining & lounge areas overlooks PE Bay & Waupoos Is. Unique, tranquil, 1800sqft board & batten getaway, privately tucked on Rd#13. Inviting open concept, cath ceiling Living/Dining, Kit/brkfst nook & Den. Cosy pellet stove for Autumn nights. 3BR, 3pc Bath. Insulated 2car G. Little Bluff pebble beach a moments drive.

2 Acres 360 ft waterfront

Picton Bay Vista! Enjoy sweeping elevated view from lofty, curved balcony or bay windows on both levels of generous Glenora estate. Kit features cherry cabinetry & island. Great rm: wd stv & bar. Wide walk-out to private patio. 2BR up. Wrk rm or BR, down. Master en suite + 3 & 4pc Baths. 2car G. 2Acres. Shared waterfront allows you to put in a dock, float a boat or jump in & swim!

$400K MLS2121442 $219K MLS2124516

For the Love of Ivy $249.9K MLS2122925

$254.9K MLS2124952 Peaceful Prospect Well shaded four level in-town home. Dining/LR & Fam rm feature gas “wd” stoves. Hrd wd flrs. Lg Rec rm. Cheery morn screened sun rm w “glass” for fall. 3BR, 2 & 4pc Baths. Paved drive, 2car G. $309K MLS2121786

Quiet end of Paul. Private, landscaped large lot. Plenty of orig features await restorative hands! In-law suite. 4BR, 2Bath, Jacuzzi. Eat in Kit, Formal DR, Library, 2 staircase. Hd wd & pine flrs. Great mouldings. Elec upgrade, new roof. Pvd drv. Great price on brick gem.

Fuchia Star Lilies add colour on John St. Above grnd Pool adds splash to lg bk yard! Fam Rm patio walkout. Raised deck. 4BR, 2Bath. Poss In Law Suite $174.5K MLS2124482

$119.5K

SOLD!

OPEN HOUSE Sun 1:30-3 Lovely Lady Orig charms remain in handsome 1860’s Picton Brick! Old style sympathetic update to country Kit. Island w gas stv, dbl patio drs to future deck. Hd wd & pine flrs. LR wd stv w oak mantle /book shelves feature. DR/Parlour pillared arch. French drs open to front balcony. 4 BR, 2 Bath, whirlpool. 2 staircase. Orig coach house. Prominent Main St location for B&B or shop.

DISCREET ELITE! 216 ft waterfront 2.8 Acres

OUTLET AREA LOT! 2 wild Acres of flowers & woods gently slope to open area. Deeded water access. Great getaway!

SPRING St SWEETHEART Picton charmer: eat in Kit, LR, Family Rm, enclosed Porch. Fenced Deck. 3BR, 4 & 2 pc Baths. Nice first home, ready to go! Easy walk downtown.

$879K MLS2120474

$985K MLS2113636

PEBBLE BEACH smooth limestones under foot run along 525 feet of pristine waterfront.

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Tucked into tamaracks, executive estate looks out over Adolphus Reach. Lovely gardens greet at pillared front entry to spacious stone coloured brick beauty. Must be seen, luxury & details abound! Hd wd & ceramic fls. Gourmet Kit w rich cabinets & contrasting light c-tops. Cath ceiling LR. 4BR, master w FP & spa en suite. Many specialty wndws to enjoy views. Generous balcony & lower level stone patio walkout to lounge & sail boat watch. Sensuous spiral staircase to fully finished fine lower level. Perfect setting gently sloping to stony water’s edge & dock. 3car G.

Spectacular view w stone house to rival! Lake Ont colours many feature windows embellishing French country inspired retreat. Ached transom, bevelled glass & interior pillars, grace front entry. Stone FP, fab fixtures, 4 lux baths, rich hd wd flrs. Gourmet’s dream Kit. Expansive Sunrm. 2BR + loft BR/lounge & en suite. Attention to every detail. 3car G. Cheesery to get your goat & Wineries a hic up away! Wonderful place to live & entertain.


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VILLAGE OF MILFORD

$625,000 Spacious home set up to take advantage of the fabulous views over the mill pond on large lot offering lots of privacy. Over 4,000 sq ft of living space with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths and 3 season screened porch to enjoy more of the great outdoor space. True chef's kitchen includes Viking 6 burner cooktop (propane) with BBQ, heat lamps in hood range and 2 ovens. MLS® 2120903

BIG ISLAND

$749,000 Weekend retreat/B&B on quiet island attached to the mainland by a causeway. 7 bedrooms, 6 baths with grand hall for classes or activities. 3 levels of spacious living space plus 2 sleeping cabins. Beautiful waterviews with marina close by. Over 16 acres of natural surroundings. Exceptional opportunities for the entrepreneur. MLS® 2123429

YOU BE THE BOSS

$195,000 Extra large corner lot on Main Street, Bloomfield. Sold `as is`. Permit in place. Renovation estimates available. 2nd floor open, no interior dividing walls. Hardwood floors in some rooms. New roofing being put on. MLS® 2121882

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$265,000 Beautiful south facing back yard provides plenty of space with colourful gardens and mature trees. With a second kitchen & entry already in place on the lower level, this home can easily be converted into a two family home, ideal for an investor, growing family or as an income property. New roof being put on August 2012. MLS® 2116780

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$174,000 This little gem has over 1,100 sq ft of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Family room on lower level which opens to a fenced back yard with property facing Rotary Park & a short walk to Millennium Trail. Includes appliances. MLS® 2122486

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$399,000 Are you looking for a beautiful home in the country on a scenic & peaceful country road? Are you looking for stunning waterviews and a short walk to the water? Look no futher! This 3 bedroom open concept bungalow sits across the road from Little Bluff Conservation Park. Large deck faces water for hours of enjoyment. MLS® 2101996

PARK LIKE YARD

$339,000 Great location centrally located between Bloomfield and Picton. Totally renovated side split with brick and vinyl exterior. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with open concept living features new kitchen with beautiful island, separate large dining room, bamboo hardwood floors, rear deck with lots of privacy, central air conditioning & new high efficiency natural gas furnace. Double detached garage with double paved parking lot. MLS® 2121767

TUCKED AWAY

$885,000 Exceptional estate situated on 34 acres enveloped by trees, gardens & nature. Custom built home designed to represent 19th Century appearance. Gracious foyer, centre staircase, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, outside gazebo, separate 20X40 studio and carport are just a few features of this ultimate country retreat. MLS® 2111720

$325,000 Spacious, bright 2 bedroom plus den, 4 bath home approximately 22 years old with lots of character. Full finished basement with large family room. R40 roof, R20 walls, 2x6 construction with energy efficient gas furnace and fireplace. Central air. Large detached garage with carport and loft. Good well. MLS® 2121950

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$324,000 Located in Bloomfield this beautiful brick home is a classic Victorian restoration circa 1880. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and formal large principal rooms. Lovely perennial gardens surround the home on large spacious lot adjacent to Mill Pond, park and tennis courts. MLS® 2121553

BUSINESS & CONDO

$157,000 Successful restaurant business and premises within condo complex in a unique heritage building in downtown Picton. Restaurant seats 26, seasonal patio seats 20. Lucrative business with transferrable liquor license. Equipment and furniture included. Perfect for sole owner or couple. MLS® 2113287

PRETTY AS A PICTURE

$399,000 Pretty as a picture on Main Street and minutes from everything downtown. This 2 storey brick home boasts 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, gleaming wood floors, main floor bedroom. Extensively resotred with original details intact. Beautiful front entrance to welcome guests. Windowed veranda provides sunny sitting area. MLS® 2110035

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$435,000 Fabulous waterfront property with spectacular panoramic views facing Timber Island. Steps down to beautiful natural shore. Home is 2 storey, side split with 3 large bedrooms, 1.5 baths, double garage. Virtually unspoiled waterfront with expanse of flat land and historic life saving station. MLS® 2106000

PAUL STREET

$229,900 Lovely all brick 2 storey home on large lot close to schools. Presently duplexed into 2 living spaces with leases to expire this fall. Gas forced air furnace, double side drive for parking. Two 4 piece baths on each level. Great price and value! Won't last long. MLS® 2122925

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VINTAGE FARMHOUSE & BARN

$275,000 Delightful 1839 home on a beautiful 3.93 acre property just 10 minutes from Belleville and 15 minutes from Picton. Work has been done on the high stone foundation vintage barn and portrays loads of charm. The 3 bedroom home has lots of recorded history which will be passed on to the new owner. Book a showing to experience the special country feel of this property. MLS® 2125182


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GEORGE REID Broker

FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING. REDUCED AND READY TO GO! Westwind Cres, Wellington. Lg bungalow, nicely landscaped lot. Walk to shops, church & beach. Ideal family home, 3 bedrms on main floor, 2 baths. Finished basement, bath, room for more bedrms. Open concept kitchen, dining rm, living rm. Patio doors to double deck, private backyard. Main floor laundry, inside entry to double car garage. Call to view. Asking $269,900 MLS® 2120217

LAKEBREEZE COURT, WELLINGTON 3 bedroom stone/brick executive home on lg lot backing onto Millineum Trail and walking distance to all amenities. Main floor master bedrm with ensuite, living rm, family rm walkout to deck, kitchen, dining rm, hardwood throughout. 2 car garage, inside entry. Asking $389,900 MLS® 2124213

8 MONROE COURT Wellington on the Lake. Cute and cozy. That’s what you will find when you look at this 2 bedrm, 2 bath home. Living rm w fp, facing south, eat in kitchen, dining rm, master bedrm, 3 pc ensuite. Large private deck, retractable awning. Attached 1 car garage. Adult park on leased land. Asking $139,900 MLS 2123993

WEST LAKE WATERFRONT Main St location. 4 bedroom brick bungalow on large lot for the gardner and dock for your boat. Close to harbour. Features living rm with fireplace, dining area and country kitchen with lots of cupboards. Full finished basement with walkout and gas fireplace. 3 baths. Call to view. MLS® 2124208

COUNTY RD 49 TO CTY RD 15 TO HINT LANE #17 Thinking of retiring to the county? Not quite ready to build? Bay of Quinte waterfront at the Telegraph Narrows. Hint Lane off County Rd 15, easy access from Hwy 401 & 49. Lg lot, drilled well, hydro, zoned for residential use. Landscaping is done, extensive decking at shore. Two 35 ft Citation trailers with decking. Perfect retreat while you are waiting to build your dream home. Call for more details. Asking $199,900 MLS® 2120805

LET’S GO SAILING AT ADOLPHUS REACH This property has 100 ft of clean shoreline. Perfect for swimming, fishing, or deep water sailing. Build your retirement home or a little get-away cottage. Private and pretty. Hydro to lot line, driveway is in. Call for more details. MLS® 2124707

9 CARLA COURT, WELLINGTON View Lake Ontario from deck. Park access to water. 3 bedrm Quebec log style chalet. Open concept living rm, dining rm, kitchen, cozy fireplace, masterbedrm on main floor. Sunrm, full finished lower level, family rm, fireplace. Immaculate, nicely decorated. Asking $349,900 MLS® 2123056

1824 NORTH BIG ISLAND RD Views of Bay of Quinte. Elevated ranch bung, 8+ ac of land. Approx 1,500 sq ft living space plus full finished basement. 3 bedrms on main level & 2 on lower level, lg family rm with fireplace, lg eat in kitchen, lots of oak cupboards, bright living rm. Attached 2 car garage, inside entry plus oversized garage workshop. Call to view. MLS® 2121684

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CHASE RD., HILLIER WARD Close to Closson Chase Winery and Karlo Estate Winery. 25 ac of land with approx 12 ac workable and good clay loam soil. Softwood bush on property as well as some marsh. Asking $129,900 MLS® 2120655

1 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND Just west of Hillier. Drilled well on property, entrance permit available and hydro is close to lot line. This property is close to Trenton and in area of nice homes. Wineries close by. Asking $41,900 MLS® 2121680

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All three bedrooms step out to the wrapping terrace of this fun, retro design. The interior offers an amazingly open layout centered around a unique three-sided fireplace that warms chilly nights. The main living area is hexagonal for abundant natural light and views from every angle; dine, relax, and play in this open area. On the right, the master wing offers a full bath with separate powder room, dual closets, and access to the terrace. Two secondary bedrooms occupy the left wing. Square Footage: 1,400 To see more details on this plan, visit www.selectfloorplans.ca/df l and enter the plan number above. Use advanced search features to browse thousands of other home designs, including bungalow, two-storey, multi-level, and cottage country homes. Order blueprints online or call 1800-663-6739 for more information on how to order and modify plans.

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EXTRAORDINARY VISTAS FROM YOUR OWN WATERFRONT HOME! Look no further. Simplify you life with this fully renovated bungalow. One-storey living with finished walk out basement to accommodate weekend visitors! Situated 5 minutes from town, this waterfront home has a spectacular vista of the Bay. Swim or boat at your own front door. Surrounded by nature, this County home is just what you want! $675,000 MLS 2120207 Liz Jones*

Experience The Edward Situated on Picton’s Main Street this Handsome Architectural design is something to be admired. Step off Main St and into the modern chic lobby, located on the 4th floor this one bedroom unit features, hardwood floors throughout, granite counter tops,spacious walk in closet in bedroom, large 4 piece bathroom with radiant floors & laundry facilities, balcony off the living room sets this unit apart, open concept living room/kitchen with fireplace, underground parking for 1 car and video security system. This unit has all the convenience, comfort and style for in Town Living. $258,00 MLS 2122066 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

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48 Station Road. This 1.47 acre building lot is located just outside the hamlet of Hillier in the heart of the Prince Edward County’s wine country. Within minutes to the 401, Trenton, Wellington and North Beach Provincial Park a quick hop on HWY 33 will get you to the best the peninsula has to offer.

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Build your dream home here! Outstanding 2.9-acre waterfront lot on Fish Lake. Shore well and Quonset hut on property. Great location for family recreation property or retirement house. $79,900 MLS 2124914 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

519 ft. of waterfront and a beautiful treed 6.6 acres on Adolphus Reach. Pull into the driveway which leads into the property to where you can build your dream home. Electrical substation/telephone already in place. Great boating, swimming and close to wineries, restaurants, Prinyers Cove marina and Lake on the Mountain. Looking for that special place that allows for privacy on the water...this is it! $298,800 MLS 2122784 Gail Forcht**

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Rare find in a Growing Community. This 60 acre parcel of land, filled with opportunity at the end of Morrison Point, awaits you with frontage on Morrison Point Road and Wil-OLea Lane! Zoned RU2 with unique vanity points of Prince Edward Bay and Smith`s Bay, this property offers flexibility to buyers of varying interests and ventures. Notable feature includes the eye-catching `Loyalist` inspired stone-wall fence with side-slanted stone. Great for building or hobby farm at first glance. Experience the land and learn more about the local neighbourhood by giving us a call. $225,000 MLS 2121546 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

Big classic red brick Victorian three blocks from Main Street! Full of character and natural light and impeccably-maintained throughout. Pine floors, wood-burning fireplace and charming staircase. Three oversized bedrooms, main floor laundry and two-piece bath. Outstanding value for one of Picton's prettiest homes! $339,000 MLS 2123109 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone* & Monica Klingenberg*

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Location, Location, Location! This three bedroom home is located on one of the most sought after streets in Picton, Hill Street. The home has a newer roof, windows and has a single detached garage. The house has the bones to work with to make this house a gem. This is a great opportunity to buy overlooking the harbour and the park on a quiet, neighbourly street. Book your appointment today! $240,000 MLS 2123384 Lori Slik*

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COUNTRY STYLE FUSED WITH MODERN DESIGN! Completely renovated 3 bedroom home on South Bay offers flexibility and opportunity from laid back weekend getaways to calling it your new full time abode. Open concept design with keen emphasis on the view! Attention to detail enhances the characteristics of the home throughout all living areas. Recovered pine floors, large deck and good size yard overlooking the waters edge, your own quaint sandy beach and a bonfire pit. Double car garage could be transformed into a trendy Man Cave. Little Bluff within 10 mins for daily summer excursions. A Must See! $359,000 MLS 2120990 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

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HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME! This gracious Victorian residence features exquisite proportions, pine floors, and high ceilings throughout - and is within a block from Main Street! 3 large bedrooms and an office upstairs and outstanding principal rooms on the main level. Two staircases, two full baths, and a charming in-town garden, too! Hurry for this one! $349,000 MLS 2125261 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Perfect opportunity for your own business in the heart of the village! Handsome century house with four bedrooms, den and family room. Spectacular salt-water pool on a huge fenced lot! Be open in time for summer! $314,000 MLS 2121771 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

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Fantastic Waterfront Cottage on Hay Bay - Featuring a Main Building and Boat House located on the edge of the Water! The property is surrounded with mature trees, areas of free flowing green space and open water views. Each dwelling has 2 BDRMS with Open Concept Kitchen and Living Area, Deck, and Bathroom Facilities. The property includes a Dock and Boat Lift for endless recreational activities on the water. A concrete terrace is perfect for evening bonfires overlooking the bay and especially fun under the starry nights sky. Potential for rental income, and catered to entertaining family and friends in the Summer! Don t miss out on this great opportunity. $220,000 MLS 2124605 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Charming century home with modern upgrades located in the buzzing community of Bloomfield. Ideal for first time home buyer(s) or a couple the property caters to seasonal/long term residence and the weekend warrior. Conveniently located near a delightful array of boutiques ranging from clothing, food and décor, you’ll enjoy leisurely outings. The comfortable interior features traits of the home`s original structure with one bedroom (private ensuite), sunroom integrated for guest accommodation, 2 baths, spacious living room and open concept kitchen with distressed hardwood floors running throughout the main level. Additional upgrades include natural gas for heating, oven and outdoor BBQ. Outdoor features a fully fenced deck and yard along with manicured gardens fire pit and landscaping. You’ll love this adorable gem! $244,500 MLS 2123957 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

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WAUPOOS/CRESSY: A GEM TO BE POLISHED! Charming original farmhouse on 3 acres with spectacular views of Lake Ontario - and your own small beach, too! Farmhouse has excellent proportions, double staircase and a deck over the water. Needs restoration to make it a true jewel! Outstanding opportunity to make this your County home! $279,000 MLS 2123641 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone* & Monica Klingenberg*

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Lori Slik*

Kate Vader*

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89 acres (approx.) with frontage on County Road 8. Featuring one of the most breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and Amherst Island. Close to wineries, restaurants, orchards and Waupoos Marina. Southfacing slope with a limestone-base great for a potential vineyard. Mature hardwood - hickory, oak & pine and its own piece of Lost Lake filled with wildlife to enjoy. Unique piece of property to build your dream home with a million-dollar view. $369,000 MLS 2123253 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

THE ROCK MANOR This executive style - stone home is perched slightly above county road 7 with panoramic views of Adolphus reach surrounded by over 14 acres of slopping terrace and walking trails. Boasting over 3000 square feet of entertaining and living space, the home features 6 bedrooms, 2 of which could be utilized as a den or studio space, 4 washrooms, large master bedroom with a private ensuite, walk in closet and wood burning fireplace. Keen emphasis on the natural flows of light and unique vanity points of the water views and green space throughout the home. Home has been hard wired for internet access and has high speed connectivity. In one of the most sought after areas in Prince Edward County, this home is close to Lake on the Mountain, Glenora ferry for daily excursions to Kingston, and within 15-20 minutes to Picton for all amenities. Whether you are looking to relocate, or find your County retreat. A must see in Cressy. $484,000 MLS 2120985 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

In town waterfront living within walking distance to downtown, the Yacht club, Hospital and medical centre. Why pay condo fees? This totally renovated home offers virtually no outside maintenance. Luxury of having a dock at your property to moor your boat. Wonderful entertainment through almost every window overlooking the harbour. This 3 bedroom home has bamboo and hardwood floors, gas fireplace, a main floor laundry, spacious bathroom with a jet walk-in shower and gas fireplace. Cathedral ceilings in an open concept living room/kitchen. $379,000 MLS 2124471 Gail Forcht**

Live year round in the main house loft with a triple car garage below and room for the RV plus a`Bill Burrows` built insulated cottage at the waterfront with a great open concept design and high ceilings. Beautiful private lot with mature trees. Main living loft is recently renovated with new forced air heating, hardwood floors, skylights, tall ceilings and open concept design. A great place for family & friends or home business; seasonal with rental potential. Protected area at the shore for your boat. $498,000 MLS 2124709 Gail Forcht**

OPPORTUNITY RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF PICTON! This 4+ acre parcel includes a big, bright century farmhouse now completely upgraded. Newer kitchen, main floor laundry, main floor master and large 4-piece bath, huge reception rooms plus four bedrooms upstairs! Outside, a 40’ x 60’ quonset hut and a large 2-storey block building offer huge potential for a home-based business. Reinvent yourself here in this perfect live/work situation! $399,000 MLS 2122840 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Elegant Town Hill living! Nestled in historical Picton within walking distance to all amenities, this exceptional condo unit has all the finishes and features you would ever need. With 1,675 sq. ft. of living space on three floors, plus basement. Arts and Crafts-style inspired mouldings and staircase. Granite countertops throughout. Customdesigned kitchen complete with centre island breakfast bar. Engineered hardwood floors. Spacious master bedroom with a Juliet balcony and elegant ensuite bath. Ground floor home office or media room with courtyard access. Front balcony off kitchen and private covered balcony off living room. Close to beaches, spa facilities, hospital, golf course, restaurants, specialty shops and more. $535,000 MLS 2124340 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

In the quaint village of Wellington, here is an opportunity to own your own business or give your current business great exposure. With over 1500 square feet of space, an half acre lot on municipal services and zoning highway commercial with a diversity of options allowed for a variety of commercial opportunities(see documents). Wellington is one of the hot spots to be in the summer months with walking distance to a public beach on Lake Ontario, harbour, restaurants, cafes and artesian boutiques. This a great opportunity to work in Prince Edward County and live the dream. $425,000 MLS 2122792 Lori Slik*

Charming 1885 school house fully remodeled with bursts of moderncontemporary design! Exquisite landscaping and recent deck additions are only the beginning. Entering the home to a spacious central foyer with ceilings reaching nearly 12 feet you are connected to the great room, kitchen, dining room and rear deck overlooking the grounds. An oversized hardwood stair case leads you to the second level featuring an upper deck look out, large master bedroom including private ensuite and walk in closet, 2 additional sleeping quarters, prominent studio and laundry facility. The bright kitchen with ample storage space features corian counter tops, centre island and full sized fridge and freezer – perfect for entertaining! $545,000 MLS 2123831 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

CALLING ALL ARTISTS, DESIGNERS & ENTREPRENEURS! Two for the price of one! Spectacular "loft" renovation of a commercial building into a unique residence with heated concrete floors, working garage door wall, cantilevered bedroom and excellent live/work space. Adjoining it is a solid 3-bedroom house with many mechanical upgrades. Live in one; work in the other - or live in one; rent the other! Single garage and very private courtyard garden, too! $459,000 MLS 2122026 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

SHEBA'S ISLAND WATERFRONT! Meticulously-maintained waterfront home in one of the County's most in-demand communities! Spacious one-level living, plus guest suite, games room and family area in the walk-out lover level. Ideal for boaters, and swimmers with clean water, retractable dock and stunning views of the Sand Dunes! Updated mechanics, double garage and exquisite gardens. Huge deck for entertaining and for enjoying West Lake views. Move right in to this bright, impeccable, cheerful house! $549,900 MLS 2124664 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg

Waterfront home on Lake on the Mountain. One level living with a spacious living room/dining area with propane fireplace. Additional in-law/B&B apartment self contained with vaulted ceilings, propane fireplace and views of the water. Master bedroom with ensuite separate studio space with running water. Offers many opportunities in this sought after location. Walk to the local restaurant, minutes to Picton. $465,000 MLS 2120457 Gail Forcht**

“MILLERS LANDING”: one of the great country estates of Prince Edward County! 19+ acres of mature woods, verdant fields, a pool and a vineyard right on the edge of Picton! Striking family house with two master suites, family room, and two more bedrooms! Dramatic vaulted and paneled ceilings, large screened porch, and separate heated double garage and workshop. Spectacular views from every window! 500-vine vineyard and beautiful curving driveway from the road. Unforgettable! $695,000 MLS 2124946 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Panoramic water views. Custom built, open concept eco energy efficient home. Roof with lifetime guarantee, geothermal heating and cooling system, water system, new Trex decking with glass. Views of Smiths Bay and Waupoos Is. Vaulted ceilings in the great room, kitchen, dining area. Wall of windows/French doors to deck, skylight in kitchen. Pine floors and ceramic, 3 bay garage, inside entry, triple parking driveway. Spacious master bdrm, walk in closet, ensuite, waterviews. Main floor laundry. Additional smaller garage for storage. Basement has 9 ft. ceiling and abundance of light, ready for its final finishes. 8 mins. to Picton. Close to restaurants, wineries, Cider Co. and cheese factories. $477,000 MLS 2120213 Gail Forcht**

A STUNNING CUSTOM GEM ON THE SHORES OF LAKE ONTARIO! This meticulously-designed home features exemplary finishes and classic proportions, and takes full advantage of its extremely private setting at the end of a four-season road. Radiant in-floor heating, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and several walk-outs. Wraparound verandah and pergola. Optional main floor master plus three more bedrooms and office. Your ideal waterfront retreat in The County! $719,000 MLS 2122885 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone* & Monica Klingenberg*

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Perfect deep water mooring on the highly coveted ‘Prinyers Cove’, with over 700 ft. of waterfront and 6.32 acres. The parklike setting boasts majestic hardwood trees and the ultimate in privacy. One large cottage with vaulted ceilings and a screenedin verandah, reminiscent of the Muskoka’s, built in 1946 and 2 smaller cottages with a pavillion joining them plus a permanent dock to bring your yacht to or moor just off shore. Great swimming, sand beach with the ultimate in peace and quiet, yet close to vineyards, restaurants and 20 minutes to Picton. This property is also potentially severable. For over 1/2 a century has been a special place for extended family to come and reunite. $750,000 MLS 2124676 Gail Forcht**

SPECTACULAR FAMILY COMPOUND ON SHEBA’S ISLAND! Three bedroom main house, two-bedroom guest house plus waterside studio/bunkie! Hundreds of feet of waterfront including sandy beach, dock, and long spit of land reaching into West Lake. House features vaulted ceilings, full-length sunroom, and wonderful entertaining areas, including spa and sauna. Weekends were made for a house like this! Triple garage, and enviable privacy. $969,000 MLS 2122724 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

SPECTACULAR OFF-GRID MASTERPIECE! Bay of Quinte Waterfront on 10 acres features impeccably-designed “green” home featured in magazines and on TV. Radiant floors, three bedrooms with ensuites, lots of natural light, its own wind tower and complete privacy. An absolutely oneof-a-kind opportunity just 10 minutes from the 401. Hurry for this one! $769,000 MLS 2121779 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

This elegant waterfront home sits on a 2.26 acre lot high on a knoll to capture the panoramic views of the Bay of Quinte. The sloping back yard with heated inground pool and board walk to the waters edge is an oasis for all nature enthusiasts. This open concept home has a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, large great room with fireplace, separate dinning room, stained Brazillian cherry hardwood floors throughout, vaulted ceilings, 9 ft. ceilings throughout, large master bedroom with fireplace and walk out to private deck, professional landscaping, large screened in sun room with deck, 3.5 car garage with 4 doors, main floor laundry and only minutes from Trenton and Belleville. $1,100,000 MLS 2123794 Lori Slik*

Century farmhouse features over 633 feet of waterfront with spectacular views overlooking Adolphus Reach. From the main house there is a winding road down through a wooded area and down to an acre of open space on the water. This property has unlimited potential with a century barn, boat ramp, cleared trails throughout the wooded area and only minutes from Lake on the Mountain and Glenora ferry. Come explore this one of a kind property here in the heart of Prince Edward County! $769,000 MLS 2124532 Peter Lynch*

LOOKING FOR COMPLETE PRIVACY ON BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT? This beautiful stone residence offers impeccable design and quality on 11+ acres of spectacular land, minutes from Picton and from the 401. Vaulted ceilings, distinctive poplar plank floors, an outstanding master suite with a private terrace, plus remarkable views from every window! Don't miss the waterside gazebo and entertainment terrace! Moor your boat at the dock and watch the sailboats drift by on Long Reach. This is a historical home of the future! $1,199,000 MLS 2122218 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

270 FEET OF WATERFRONT ON HUYCK’S POINT! A waterfront manor house on one of the County’s most-coveted roads! This gracious property features walled gardens, oak-paneled rooms, a two-storey great room, and 270 feet of spectacular Lake Ontario shoreline! Outstanding four-season solarium, mature trees, and a waterside studio/cottage/guest house are all huge features. $785,000 MLS 2124793 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

5 bedroom estate home on the Bay of Quinte, is nestled on a cul de sac with neighbouring homes of similarity. This antique white stone executive bungalow is on 6.9 acres with 800 ft of waterfront, and features exceptional upgrades, including hardwood throughout, marble, granite countertops, porcelain, sculptured glass, 3 car garage, heated in ground pool, cabana, and professionally landscaped. The custom kitchen is the centre of the hub for this home with 2 islands, makes it easy for entertaining. Please view the virtual tour to experience all this home has to offer. Call listing agent for the in depth feature sheet that captures all the extraordinary upgrades this home has to offer. $1,890,000 MLS 2124000 Lori Slik*

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GRAND VICTORIAN LADY OVERLOOKING THE BAY!

With sprawling lawns, wonderful views, and a wraparound verandah, this classic Picton manor is ready for your touch! Beautiful double parlours, pine floors, a main floor family room and five bedrooms – plus pool, double garage and four baths. Easy stroll to shops and restaurants! Bring the kids – and make this your home in the County! $795,000 MLS 2122801 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

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Outstanding panoramic views over Hayward Long Reach from almost every room. Water views go on forever! Living area offers bright, spacious rooms w/walkouts to cedar deck. Custom kitchen with Diamastone countertops opens to the large dining room with wall of windows and 20 ft ceilings. Open concept flows into living room with pot lighting and new heat producing fireplace. Private master suite plus two more bedrooms for guests. Treed ravine leads to the water’s edge and protected cove. Impeccable home is beautifully landscaped with extensive gardens. $819,000 MLS 2124354 Gail Forcht**

This grand 5.5 acre estate on the Bay of Quinte is unmatched in terms of architectural integrity. Scale or quality of finishes - all on professionally landscaped grounds set back from the road. The waterfront of over 560` offers a protected & private harbour for your boat, stone seawalls & a private pebble beach. A separate 3-bay carriage house provides office space and outstanding accommodation for guests!

THERAPY ON THE BAY - This handsome home sits on 3.5 acres and features a large family room with a propane fireplace, formal dining room, new custom kitchen, large guest bedrooms all with ensuite baths, Master bedroom with walk-in closet, private balcony overlooking the lake and a sophisticated master bath with steam shower, in-floor heating and jacuzzi tub. There are 2 cottages on the property both with views of the lake and a 100x40 boat slip plus a 2800 sq. foot storage barn. Professional landscaping by Scott Wentworth with outdoor shower, hot tub and spa pool. Don`t miss out on this terrific opportunity. $929,000 MLS 2124784 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

A MILE OF LAKE ONTARIO WATERFRONT! 158-acre parcel of farmland, an updated century home, and 6,000' of beautiful limestone shoreline. Spectacular location at the end of a cul-de-sac provides wonderful privacy and incomparable sunsets! Great vineyard potential, too! Extensive stone landscaping and terracing, landmark barn and other outbuildings. 15 minutes from Picton, close to Point Petre. $3,450,000 MLS 2123782 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

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THE PICTON GAZETTE

Preparing your home for sale If you’ve decided to sell your home, it’s time to start thinking like a buyer. Ask yourself what you can do to improve your home and property to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Giving your home ‘curb appeal’ will improve its saleability which is something your Realtor can help you with. The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and your local Realtor offer the following tips and low cost suggestions to attract potential buyers and to sell

your home quickly, for the best possible price.

First impressions count

The outside of the home speaks volumes about what the inside may look like. Often potential buyers won’t get past the front door if the outside of a home looks run down or shabby. Your Realtor may suggest some simple quick fixes like applying a fresh coat of paint to the garage door, planting flowers or shrubs and cleaning the windows. Quick fixes are worth the minimal investment as they not only in-

crease the saleability of your home, but could potentially add value equal to or more than what you spent on them. With that in mind, your Realtor will likely caution you to stick to minor improvements. Bigger, more expensive renovations or repairs are usually reflected in a home’s price, so if you’ve done any major updating to your home, you’ll want to give careful consideration to all of your investments. What’s most important is that your home looks wellcared for and maintained. Take a close look around the

outside of your home and assess what needs to be done. Things like fixing window screens, replacing the odd loose roof shingle and repairing door hinges are relatively simple and advice is available at your local home improvement centre.

Mind the inside

Take a tour of the inside of your home to see what needs to be cleaned, cleared out, or repaired. Rooms will appear larger and more inviting when you remove bulky or unused furniture and rearrange the remaining pieces to make the best use of

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space. You want potential buyers to walk through the house and visualize the space as their own. To help them along, your Realtor will suggest that you “depersonalize” your home as much as possible.

A checklist of everything you need to do to prepare your home for sale can be found in the Ontario Real Estate Association’s booklet, How to Sell your Home. For a free copy, contact OREA at 1-800-563-HOME or check with your local Realtor.

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$949,000 Building Lot Minutes from Picton 2124828 $29,900 Built in 1815, and shown on page 85 of the Settlers Dream, this home is likely one of the oldest homes in Prince Edward County. Set on an absolutely gorgeous 20 acres with 528ft. of level, clean, waterfront on East Lake, plus an additional 34 acres (10 acres hardwood bush) across the road. This old gal is waiting for her next steward to bring her back to her former glory. An excellent opportunity for a B&B, vacation rental, or build your dream home closer to the water. MLS 2125198

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Lake Ontario Waterfront Lot 2125264 $115,000 Waterfront Building Lot on Adolphus Reach 2120572 $199,000 Waterfront Building Lot on Long Point 2121024 $219,000

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Active convenience store in a superb location across from Picton LCBO, on the main road from Picton to Sandbanks Provincial Park, with significant drive-by traffic. The business currently has Ontario Lottery, dry cleaning drop-off depot, and convenience items including grocery, drinks and ice. Includes a 3 bedroom detached single family bungalow with large detached garage - excellent storage. This is a well-run turnkey business. MLS 2123809

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Time capsule to be buried within Cherry Valley JUBILEE, from page 1

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County’s Largest Fireplace Showroom

124 Main St., Picton

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LAWN CARE

sid the plumber licensed 25 years #09285

Affordable rates Seniors discounts repair & installations Prompt * Quality Service

• Well Cleaning • Flow Tests • Licensed & Certified by the Ministry of the Environment

BLOOMFIELD

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PLUMBING

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RAY WILLIAMS

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

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WELL DRILLING

PAINTING

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Brush & Roller • Airless Spraying Barns & Commercial Building Interior & Exterior Houses Roof Replacement & Repair Bucket Truck Service General Maintenance Sandblasting • Parking Lot Striping Prompt Service • Free Estimates

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

Owners: Barry & Melissa Baldwin, Melbar Farms Buyer: Ken Morton, Deerhaven Farm Equipment

August 2 - Hastings Federation of Agriculture Monthly Meeting Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Road, Thurlow, 8:00 pm - Contact Judy Hagerman 613-4734444 / jlhagerman@sympatico.ca . August 3 to 6 – Napanee Fair, 4 York Street, Napanee. For more information call 613-354-5264, email napaneefair@msn.com or visit www.napaneefair.com August 4 to 8 – Central Ontario Draft Horse Workshop, Owen & Jackie Harder, Harder’s Heritage Farm, 1119 Tuftsville Rd Stirling. Learn to drive draft horses from 5 experienced teamsters. 40 hours hands-on training for single, teams, 3 & 4 horse hitches. Space is limited so book early ($100 deposit required). For more details or to register, contact Jackie 613-395-1855 or visit http://www.hardersheritage.com/workshops.html August 8 – Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association Monthly Meeting, Warkworth Heritage Centre, Warkworth, 8 pm – Contact Bonnie Wilson, Secretary, email nca.cattle@gmail.com August 9 - Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture Meeting, O.P.P. Office Boardroom, County Rd. 1, (Schoharie Road), Picton, 7:30 pm – All Welcome! Contact Patti Stacey at 613-476-3842 / princeedwardfarmers@gmail.com August 11 – Prince Edward Cattlemen’s Association Gala Night. Casa Dea Winery. More info to follow. August 11 – Ottawa Rideau Soil and Crop Regional Car Tour. Stops include Cairnbrae Elevators, Elgin, ON, Lunch in Philipsville and Tackaberry’s Antique Equipment Museum, Athens. For more information and pre-registration for lunch by August 7, 2012, contact Shirley Munro, RCC 613-267-6362 / email c-s-munro@live.com or Sid Vanderwerf 613-387-3196 / email sidandmoira@xplor-

MASSEY FERGUSON HESSTON LANDINI

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Parts Sales & Service

McKeown Motor Sales

SPRING BROOK, ONT.

Dodge Jeep CHRYSLER

HOARD’S STATION SALE BARN MARKET REPORT AS OF JULY 31, 2012

PRICE RANGE SALES TO 100-150 lbs .10 - 1.00 1.5250 150-400 lbs .55 - 1.93 1.99 STOCKER: 400-600lbs 1.10 - 1.69 1.95 STEERS: 600-800lbs 1.02 - 1.37 1.43 800-1000lbs STOCKER: 400-600 lbs .95 - 1.33 1.37 HEIFERS: 600-800 lbs .85 - 1.23 1.2450 COWS: .34 - .66 .67 BULLS: .73 - .82 .8350 HOLSTEIN SPRINGERS: $500 - 1325 $1450 FRESH COWS: PIGS: 25-35 lbs: 35-50 lbs: SHOATS: LAMBS: 45-65 lbs - 1.45 - 1.80 1.85 65-85 lbs - 1.32 - 1.57 1.65 85-100 lbs - 1.25 - 1.37 1.40 KID GOATS: $20 - 127 NANNYS & BILLIES: $50 - 300. TOP STOCKER STEER: 400-600 lbs: 5 av 410 lbs @ 1.95, Terry O’Brien, Indian River 600-800 lbs: 600 lbs @ 1.43 TOP STOCKER HEIFER: 455 lbs @ 1.37, Morris Munroe, Shannonville TOP CALF: 100-150 lbs: 100 lbs @ 1.5250, Marina McGrath, Napanee TOP CALF: 150-400 lbs: 360 lbs @ 1.99, Terry O’Brien TOP COW: 1700 lbs @ .67, Bill Hinchy, Shannonville TOP SPRINGER: $450, Jack Dunk, Campbellford TOP PIGS: TOP LAMBS:

The Ag & Rural Update is an electronic bulletin that is produced weekly by staff at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food, (OMAF), Brighton Resource Centre. It is distributed free to subscribers. Not all of the information used in this farm calendar is supplied by the electronic bulletin.

Reserve Champion - Owners: Nathan & Sara Beth Krentz, Rockbottom Farms. Buyer: Tom Dmytar, MacEwen Fuels

net.com August 15 – Peterborough County Soil and Crop Association – Tillage Demonstration Day. Hosted at the farm of Jim and Barb Buck on Hwy #45 between Hastings and Norwood. 10am – 3pm. Vertical Tillage machinery will be the hi-lite of the day along with other discs, cultivators and harrows and the working aspects of the machinery. A presentation will be made by a crop specialist regarding soil health and nutrition. East Central Soil and Crop will be explaining their project on “Healthy Soil, Healthy Farms and Healthy Environment” A BBQ will be supplied by the Norwood 4H Field Crops Club and the Peterborough County Junior Farmers. For more information contact Jim Buck 705-696-2567 or Scott Baptie 705639-5764 August 16 to 19 – Stirling Fair 437 Front St. W., Stirling. For more information contact 613-395-5159, email secretary@stirlingfair.com or visit www.stirlingfair.com August 22 – Northumberland Soil and Crop Improvement Association BBQ Roseneath, 6 pm – Contact Justin Dorland 613-475-9736 August 22 & 23 - Hasting County Plowing Match and Farm Show Donnandale Farms, 10620 Hwy 62 N, Centre Hastings. For more information visit http://www.hastingsfarmshow.com/ August 24 & 25 – Coe Hill Fair, Hwy. 620, Coe Hill. For more information contact 613-337-5504 August 24 to 26 – Shannonville Fair 363 McFarlane Road, Tyendinaga Township (Melrose Recreation Complex) For more information contact 613-477-2485, email info@shannonvillefair.com or visit www.shannonvillefair.com

GRAIN PRICES FOB Trenton as quoted by TRENTON GRAIN August 1, 2012

CORN $315.00/t NEW CROP CORN $282.00/t WHEAT $285.00/t SOYBEANS $574.00/t

Thank Yo u fo r Su pport in g Your Local Far mers J. H. Anderson Elevators & Farm Supplies Inc.

Buy & Sell Top Prices

476-6597 RR 2 Picton

DEERHAVEN FARM & GARDEN LTD. The Big Green Machinery Dealer!

896 Bell Blvd. West Belleville, Ontario (613) 962-5021 www.deerhaven.ca

JOHN DEERE

JOEL WALKER - ELECTRIC -

CALVES:

BARN OPEN EVERY MONDAY EVENING BETWEEN 6-9PM. SALES EVERY TUESDAY AT 12:00 NOON. PHONE: (705) 653-3660

August 24 to 26 – Parham Fair Parham, ON For more information email info@parhamfair.ca or visit www.parhamfair.ca August 28 - Lennox & Addington Federation of Agriculture Meeting Selby Sales Barn 8 pm – Contact Stephanie Gaffney / stephanie.gaffney.sg@gmail.com August 30 to Sept 2 – Quinte Fair 158 Bridge Street West, Belleville. For more information contact 613-968-3266, email info@qer.ca or visit www.qer.ca August 31 to Sept 1 – Centreville Fair Centerville, ON For more information contact 613-378-0928 or email centervillefair@gmail.com September 1 to 3 – Marmora Fair, Victoria Avenue North of Hwy.7, Marmora. For more information contact 613472-5403, email Marmora_fair@hotmail.com or visit www.marmorafair.org September 6 - Hastings Federation of Agriculture Monthly Meeting, Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Road, Thurlow, 8:00 pm - Contact Judy Hagerman 613-473-4444 / jlhagerman@sympatico.ca September 7 to 9 – Picton Fair, 375 Main St. East, Hwy #49, Picton. For more information contact 613-476-6154, email pictonfair@bell.net or visit www.pictonfair.org September 8 – Prince Edward Cattlemen’s Association Steer Show & Sale (Part of Picton Fair)

Fill your Propane Tanks here PLUS we sell 20 lb, 30 lb & 100 lb tanks 38 Cold Storage Rd., Picton 613-476-2171 Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Sat. 8am-4pm

Residential and Farm Wiring Farm Generator Sales and Service R.R. 3, Picton 476-4700

Century 21

Sales Representatives

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young

613-476-2100

Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES AND INFORMATION CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.49 for 15 words or less. 12¢ each additional word. BIRTHS MEMORIAMS, CARDS OF THANKS: 15¢ each word, minimum $8.50 (50 words)

ARTICLES FOR SALE

1 TOP Loading Dryer White, G/E Medallioin 870- 6cycle Versatronic $50. Top Loading washer, white, Kenmore extra cap, heavy duty, dual action plus, $50. Microwave Samsung, white 900 watt/ turntable, 1.1 cu ft $30. Microwave Whirlpool (above stove, has mounting & venting) 1.3cu Model YMH7135XEQ-0 $100. Dirt Devil Bagless Vacuum- Model 084600. All items look good and are in good working condition. Prices firm. Call 613-476-8486. AUTOMOTIVE "CHIP" KEYS including programming. Also kelyless remotes for many vehicles. By appointment. Prince Edward Locksmith 147 Union St. Picton 613476-3382

County Traders We Purchase Estates Furniture & Antiques BUY, SELL, TRADE 39 Stanley Street Bloomfield, Ontario MON.-TUES. CLOSED Wed. - Sat. 10am-4pm Sun. 12noon -4pm

613-393-9993 888-905-9993

FIRE WOOD for sale, hardwood or softwood 613-399-3610. FIREWOOD FOR sale. Phone Kevin McConnnell, 613-476-6889 NEW LEATHER jacket, size 46, $100 firm; Motorcycle helmet, $100; 1997 Cadillac Deville, excellent condition, $3,900. 613-968-8930 RAWLEIGH PRODUCTS. Medicated ointment, salve, liniment and pain oil, pudding mixes, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla 613-476-5154.

SCHOHARIE BARGAIN BARN Second hand furniture 992 Cty Rd 1 (Picton) Hours Open: Fri. 10am-5pm Sat. 10am-4pm Sun. 10am-4pm (Closed Mon.-Thur.)

613-393-5196

WHITE VINYL, double hung, thermal pane windows, 33"x52" -378, 70"x52" -126, 22"x33" obscure glass -121. Other sizes available $50 each. Steel doors 32"x80" with storm doors $75. Brown aluminum, thermal panel slider windows 48"x35 1/2" -43, 48"x65" -39, $50 each. Other sizes available. 613-392-3100 YAMAHA 4 wheel drive ATV and trailer, lots of extras $3000 613476-1097.

CEDAR SOURCE LUMBER CO. Specializing in Western Red Cedar & Fir

While Supplies Last 1x8 WRC tight knot bevel siding 60¢ / linear ft

SPECIAL

1x10 S1S2E WRC boads 90¢ / linear ft 1x12 S1S2E WRC boards $1.00 / linear ft 1x8 WRC tight knot channel ideal for privacy fence, 6ft lengths $4.25 each 1x6, 6 ft fence board $3.50 each 1x4, 2x2, 2x3 Clear Western Red Cedar $1.5/board ft Cedar Shaving $1/Bag Clear Fir, some beams Lots of clear WRC rough for craftsman 1x2 to 2x12 Trucks arriving weekly with new inventory Open Tues-Sat, 10-5 or by appointment

6 Stanley Street Bloomfield

613-393-5757 Cell: 760-333-6275

Ask for Terry patsplaceantiques@gmail.com

ARTICLES FOR SALE

WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS

2012 Summer Savings Sale! Factory incentives up to $1,400 or Trade out discounts up to $1,500 on the purchase of an E-classic.

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ANTIQUES

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PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE refinishing and restoration. Antiques bought and sold. Free pick-up and delivery. Butler Creek Antiques, Schoharie Rd. 613-476-1142.

APPLIANCES FOR SALE

NEW and USED

APPLIANCES USED REFRIGERATORS

Stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, dishwashers, 3 mos. old & up. Sold with written guarantees. Fridge's $100. & up.

NEW APPLIANCES

At the lowest prices in the area. Trade-ins accepted on new appliances. Big selection to choose from.

PAYS CASH$$$

For good used appliances in working order or not but no junk please. VISA & MASTERCARD accepted. We have our own financing also. Shop at our competitors & then come see for yourself quality at low prices. Open evenings 7 days a week. We Deliver.

SMITTY’S APPLIANCES LTD. 969-0287 FARM

ASP CONTRACTORS. Airless spray painting and power washing farm cottages, houses, factories, fences, tanks. Corn, glass and sand blasting. New steel roofs installed. Roofs screwnailed and boards replaced, eavestroughs and gutter guards installed. Fully Insured. Call George 1-800-5891375 or cell 613-827-8485.

COMMERCIAL

DOYLES WINDOWS AND SUNROOMS BUY DIRECT AND SAVE HUGE FACTORY DISCOUNTS Take advantage of the weather and large Discounts available on our custom made Windows, Entrance Systems, Patio and Storm Doors. Come see our displays at our showroom at: 140 Industrial Blvd., Unit 1, Napanee, ON Call 613-354-3597 or 1-888-282-5213 Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Evenings and Weekends by appointment

PETS

QUINTE PET Minders. Loving care for your pets in their own home. Daily visits, also overnights and vacation stays. 613-476-6265 TO GIVE away to a good home. 7 yr. old spade, female Siberian Husky, black & white, very friendly 613-476-2436.

The Picton Gazette

C LASSIFIEDS Ph. 613-476-3201 - Fax 613-476-3464 Email: gazetteclass@bellnet.ca THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012 - 31 DEATHS - $21.00; FOUND, BEREAVED - No charge Box Replies $5.00; EXTRA $1.50 charge for billed ads. EXTRA $5.00 charge for a HEADING COMBINATION RATES available for The Picton Gazette and The Napanee Beaver

CARS AND TRUCKS

1988 CAVALIER Convertible, good running condition, new top, chrome wheels, low rider, 613393-5021 or 613-922-5021. 2001 FORD F150 step-side, 4.2 V6 automatic. Rust free, valid e-test July 24, 2012, with running boards, window drip caps, box liner and cover. Excellent condition, selling as is. Phone 613-476-6379 2004 CHRYSLER Intrepid, power windows, power brakes, power seats, cruise, cold air, 238k, $3500 plus tax, price includes safety, etested and a 6 month/6000 limited powertrain warranty. Call Joe at Lightfoot Motors 613-813-5401 or 613-476-5881, 314 Lake St. Picton. AUTO PARTS, new and used, auto and truck parts, we buy scrap metals. cars and trucks wanted. 816 Goodyear Road, Napanee. Call Parts-A-Plenty Inc. 613-2422326 1-888-689-1795. Yes, we have tires. CARS AND trucks wanted for scrap or recycling, we buy scrap metal, free pickup or you bring in. Mike 613-561-8845 or Dan 613929-7572 We also sell auto parts and tires.

BOATS & MOTORS

1962 18ft GREW Cruiser Lap Strake Mahogany interior. 4 cylinder 60hp, Volvo Penta inboard. 2nd owner (stored for 20 years). Excellent condition for restoration. $4,000 Brad 613-373-2227 1984 17' Magnum Bass Boat and trailer, 150hp outboard motor, trolling motor, live wells, etc. good clean boat, $5500 obo 613-476-6656. BOAT TOP repair & replace zippers, screens, windows, seats. Call Weldon 613-885-6871.

TRAILERS

29FT PROWLER trailer with full length deck and roof, with shed. Located on a waterfront lot in a campground in Cherry Valley on East Lake. $8,000 or best offer. 613-476-5321, Cell 919-7096

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT GREAT RETAIL SPACE just off Main Street facing Post Office Parking Lot, 3600sq’ ideal for furniture, consignment, clothing or bargain centre. Reasonable Rent

613.476.1266

6,500 sq.ft industrial space for rent. Clear span, in-floor heating, truck door, large parking area. Available immediately. Reasonable rent.

613.476.1266 FOR RENT

1 BEDROOM furnished apartment, available September. 2 km from Picton, short or long term. 613-471-1360 2 BEDROOM house with garage and large yard, quiet neighbourhood in Picton, suitable for adults, $850/month +utilities, call 613-476-6953 to view, available September 1. 2 BEDROOM Detached bungalow, new construction, 2 full baths, open concept, approx. 900sq', natural gas heating, very economical, lawn maintenance, snow removal and town water included $1295+, 55+ discount, 613-885-1307.

CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Picton

Ideal for motorcycles, boats, classic cars and more.

Linda 613-885-1375

or denboerlinda@gmail.com

FOR RENT

2 BEDROOM/2 bathroom house for rent in Bloomfield. $1075 plus utilities. No smoking. No pets. Available September 1st. 613-242-7289. 2 ROOMS for rent; long or short term basis, one minute from downtown in spacious home. Full access to kitchen and laundry. Available immediately $475 monthly. For more info 613-813-1997. 2 STOREY apartment with 2 large bright bedrooms, plus den/office, laundry and bath on second level, ground has 26ft sunroom facing Wellington Main Street, 17x17 great room with a brand new kitchen, lawn and snow removal included. $695 monthly suitable for nonsmoking seniors. 613-399-3918. 3 BEDROOM half house for rent in country, available September 1st. 10 minutes from Picton, 20 minutes from Belleville. Heat and hydro extra, need first/last months rent, need 3 good references and credit check will be done. No dogs allowed. 613-393-1357 3 BEDROOM, quiet and well maintained 3 level duplex, 2 three piece and 1-2 piece bath. Suitable for professional couple. Private 2 car driveway, fin. basem, close to all amenities. 1 min. walk to Picton Harbour. No smk and no pets. Available Aug. 1, $900 plus utilities, first/last and references required. 613-476-7485

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2 Bedroom upper apt. available August 1

Call

613-476-3275

AVAILABLE SEPT. 1st recently renovated 1 bed. apt. close to ammenites, no smk, no pets, $800 incl. utilities. Phone & cable extra, suitable for senior or professional person 613-476-5355. AVAILABLE SEPT 1st, Cozy 2 bed apt. in Picton, close to all ammenties, first/last required, includes deck, small yard, parking $750+utilities, references required Call 613-476-8052. FEMALE ROOMATE wanted to share 2 bedroom apartment, nonsmk, no pets, $700 inclusive. 613476-9692. FURNISHED ONE bedroom, short term or winter rental of htis tourist home, includes everything, overlooking Picton Harbour, $990, September 20th, Beach Bum Holidays 613-476-7701. FURNISHED 3 bedroom 2 storey brick home. Short term or winter rental of this tourist home. Includes everthing $1400, September 20th, Beach Bum Holidays 613-476-7701. FURNISHED large executive 2 bedroom, 2 fireplace, ground floor apartment on Picton Harbor. Short Term or winter rental of this tourist home. Includes everything $1400, September 20th, Beach Bum Holidays 613-476-7701. ONE BEDROOM apartment, large, 2nd floor, August 1, downtown, clean, $700 plus hydro, 613476-7701. ONE BEDROOM large, modern, quiet downtown building, fridge, stove, dishwasher, heat, water, cable TV included, $750, September 1st 613-476-7701.

SENIORS PLEASE 105 Bridge St

Bachelor Apt. available! Quiet area on the Bay Appliances, laundry Super on site

1-905-885-2350

TEST DRIVE Country Living! Charming, furnished 4 bdrm house avail for rent Sept- onwards. Short or long term, $1000/m+utilities 416-725-7130.

WANTED

MINT AND used postage stamps, covers, post cards, coins and paper money. Call Bob 613-967-2118.

www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

Providing professional service with care, dignity and personal attention to all details surrounding the loss of a loved one. 2 Centre Street, Picton Robert C. Osborne 476-5571 Funeral Director NOTE: Report errors immediately. The Picton Gazette will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of an advertisement. CLASSIFIED DEADLINES: Tuesday at 4:00pm

WANTED TO BUY

BUSINESS SERVICES

SAVE

WILL Buy Scrap Vehicles Metals and Appliances

YOUR TIME FOR MAKING MONEY.

CALL CHAPPY’S

613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117

CHILD CARE

LOVING MOTHER of 3 with over 19 years experience, stay at home mom for 14 years, decided to open my home for childcare. I provide a safe, happy environment with first aide and CPR training, hours are flexible for full/part time reasonable rates. Please call 613-476-1518.

EMPLOYMENT WANTED

A DINNER PARTY? Luncheon, banquets, party platters, hor d'oeuvres. Call Sheila Brushey Catering 613-393-5021. A SUMMER day is the time to get flower beds cleaned and mulched, gardens rototilled, eavetroughs cleaned, trees trimmed, pruning, yard work done, get rid of unwanted trash. Half ton truck available. No job too small. For reasonable rates call Paul 613393-5021. AFFORDABLE MAINTENANCE services, interior/exterior carpentry and painting. Decks and sheds. Bob 613-476-4789.

BAILEY’S RECYCLABLES

Scrap Metal & Scrap Cars & Electronics - TV’s, Computers, etc. Appliances

We buy & sell

613-476-1621

CHAPPY'S. We'll do almost anything! Moving, dump runs of brush, grass cutting. Garage and basement cleaning. Ph 613-476-2994 or 613242-0117 or Jenny 613-243-7204. FREE PICKUP of scrap metal and appliances, vehicles 613-920-3178. HANDYMAN WITH experience in framing, drywall, tiles, hardwood flooring, electrical, decks, fences, call Pascal 613-438-1750. HOUSEKEEPING. One time clean or whatever you need 613393-1357.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED WITH Mini Donut Concession, involves weekends & travel. If interested please email jones4@sympatico.ca with your information.

Let me deal with your accounting needs: • General Accounting • Payroll • Monthly government remittances • Financial reports

Silvia Botnick (B.A.) 613-476-3743

BLACK RIVER TREE SERVICE

Stump Grinding Tree Trimming and Removal Brush Chipping Lot Clearing Cabling & Bracing Fully Insured 15 years Experience

Glenn Guernsey

476-3757

RODGER ANDERSON

EXCAVATING

SAND & GRAVEL - TOP SOIL EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOURLY OR CONTRACT BULLDOZER - LOADER - TRUCK - HOE RAM

FREE ESTIMATES

RR2 PICTON

476-6717

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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CARD OF THANKS

MORTGAGES

Network Partner of Mortgage Intelligence

Craig Dick Mortgage Agent

1 613-968-6439 ext 22 Tel: cdickrun@cogeco.ca www.mortgagesapproved.ca Brokerage Brokerage #12179 #10287

BUSINESS SERVICE

AULTHOUSE CARPENTRY

Renovations - Additions Siding - Decks Painting - Floors Phone 613-393-2819 613-393-1196 Book for Spring!

We would like to thank our children for our 25th Wedding Anniversary party. Thanks to our family and friends who attended and for the gifts and best wishes. It was a good time. Darlene and Steve

SPECIAL NOTICE

CHAIR SEATS replaced with can or splint. call Dave Sinclair 613393-2348.

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The Picton Gazette SPECIAL NOTICES

88th Annual

Mariner’s Memorial Service

South Bay United Church

Sunday, August 12th 1:00pm

PEC Maritime Heritage Honoured

FOUND

POWER TAKEOFF SHAFT off tractor found on Cty Rd. 13 613476-7206. STORM SUPERCYCLE Bike, oversize tubing 15 speed, silver & black, found on private beach, Welsh Lane, under a tree. To claim call Nancy, 613-393-5474.

• Keys with a ‘Nicbos’ keytag • Boy’s wallet found at Picton Fair • Lady’s black reading glasses • Silver & red glasses • House key on square brown leather key tag • Ford keys in Benson Park • Lady’s bracelet • Keys with “PANOMEC” Keytag • Silver earring

To claim come to

267 Main St. Picton

The Picton Gazette

HERITAGE HALL

BUFFET DINNER SCALLOPED POTATOES & HthAM Sunday, Aug 5

Serving 4pm - 7pm $10 per person

613-476-2342 166 County Rd 6 *No Reservations

ROSE HOUSE MUSEUM’S ANNUAL

3333 Cty Rd. 8, Waupoos

COMING EVENTS

Social Tennis Group for experienced players meets every Wednesday 6-9pm Call Susan 613-476-2554 Email: tennisanyonepec@gmail.com For details www.atholreccentre.com

COMING EVENTS

FISH FRY

Light Refreshments to follow

Tennis Anyone?

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

Pork & Corn Roast

St. Philip’s Anglican Church Milford BBQ Pork, Fresh Corn, Salads & Desserts

Wednesday August 8th 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine) Adults $14, Children under 12 $5 All Welcome

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

GODDESS IN THE VINEYARD STOREHOUSE FOODBANK FUNDRAISER

Saturday, August 11th 4:30pm - 6:30pm • Grilled Fresh Fish •Salads • Dessert •Drinks Adults $15 Children $8 Entertainment: Six Feet Under (sponsored by North Marysburgh Rec Committee)

Bring your lawn chair to enjoy the entertainment after eating. For futher information, please call the Rose House 613-476-5439 Cherry Valley United Church

BBQ BEEF/ PORK DINNER

August 18 5:00-6:30pm Proceeds to Relay for Life Adults $14 Children $6

MEMORIAMS

Sunday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. Casa Dea Winery 1186 Greer Road, Hillier City Revival Fashion Show, Indulgence Spa, Essential Relaxation, Indigo Yoga, Barbra Lucas Thanksgiving Arrangement Demonstration, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Hor d'ourvres Tickets $25 Available at: Home Hardware and Indulgence Spa in Wellington, City Revival Picton, Casa Dea Winery in Hillier or by calling Linda 613-399-1450. Bring food item for the foodbank and receive an extra ticket for the door prizes. Cheques or cash only please.

COMING EVENTS

MEMORIAMS

STEVENSON- John Edward. In memory of our father who passed away July 24, 2007. Our thoughts are ever with you Though you have passed away And those who loved you dearly Are thinking of you today. Loving you always Dad, your family.

DEATHS

BENWAY, Gordon William

Passed away suddenly at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 26th, 2012. Gordon William Benway at the age of 78. Beloved husband and best friend of Judy. Cherished father of Bev Ferguson (John), Brenda Baitley (Robert), Deb White (Morris) and Robert Benway (Rose). Treasured grandpa of Angie Whalen (Anthony) and Lindsay and great grandpa of Katelyn Mae Whalen. Survived by his sisters Ruth Beer and June Cowan and his brotherin-law Arthur Heard. Predeceased by his sister Greta Heard. Gord was a hardworking and dedicated farmer. His friendly manner will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was the salt of the earth. Friends called at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Sunday, July 29th from 6-8pm. Funeral Service was held on Monday, July 30th at 11:00am at the Wellington United Church, Reverend Steve Spicer officiated. Interment Christ Church Cemetery, Hillier, ON. Memorial donations to Prince Edward Hospice or the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations at www.ainsworthfuneralhome. com

COULTER, Gary Robert

Peacefully at Quinte Health Care Belleville General on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. Gary Robert Coulter, of Belleville, formerly of the County, in his 67th year. Beloved son of the late Sherman and Mary Coulter. Loving companion of Joanne Franklin. Loved father of Stacey and Kylie all of Belleville. Dear brother of the alte Wayne Coulter. A Graveside Service in memory of Gary was held at The West Lake Church of Christ Cemetery on Friday, July 27th at 2pm. Cremation. The Reverend Anne Marie Jones officiated. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Anne Domenic

In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, who passed away August 4, 2011. A golden heart stopped beating, Two shining eyes at rest God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Always loved and never forgotten by Rose, Amanda and Caroline.

MONROE- Stella Louise. In loving memory of our sister Louise, who passed away August 5, 2009. You left us all without a goodbye We miss you each day As time goes by And you will always be Dearly remembered by your family. Love your sisters, brother and their families.

In Memory

STRUTHERS Timothy, who passed away August 5, 2008. As time goes by without you, And days turn into years, They hold a million memories And a thousand tears. To us you were so special What more is there to say Except we love you still With all our hearts. Love and miss you Mom, Dad, sisters Cathy, Tracy and brother Steve.

DEATHS

FRASER, L. Dwain “Ikey”

Surrounded by his devoted and loving family, peacefully into the arms of Jesus, at Quinte Health Care Prince Edward Memorial on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012, L. Dwain "Ikey" Fraser, of Cherry Valley, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Jean. Loved father of Michelle and her husband Jon Found, Wannett and her husband Robert Reynolds and Danielle and her husband Brent Watkins, all of Cherry Valley. Dear brother of Ken and his wife Janet of Picton, Graham and his wife Dianna of Cherry Valley and the late Herb and brotherin-law of Barb. Loved grandpa of Blake, Jacob, Jared, Carley, Bruce, Fraser, Celia, Jackson and Abby. Mr. Fraser is resting at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service will be held at Picton Free Methodist Church on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Kevin Stenhouse officiating. If desired, donations to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or Wesley Acres - Send a Kid to Camp would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only, please). Friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening from 6 till 8pm. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam Funeral Home

TURNER, Aurore (nee Caron)

HELE, Aubrey (Scott)

Retired Police Officer of 33 years with Picton Police Department – Loved his Lord and lived his faith as an example to his family and friends. Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday July 29, 2012 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) for 62 years. Loving father of Gilbert and his wife Nina, Mark and his wife Charlotte, the late Edwin (Audrey). Cherished grandpa of Michelle (Todd), Michael (Nicole), Christopher (Melanie), Travis, Jeremy (Alison), James, Christina (Jeremy), and Deborah (Dan), and great grandpa of Emma, Benjamin, Chloe, Alexis, and Landon. Survived by his sisters Mary Anne Livingston of Kelowna, BC, and Virginia Ralley of Oshawa, ON. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Wednesday August 1st from 6 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday August 2nd at 11 am at Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church (200 King Ave. Newcastle). Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery, Picton. Memorial donations to the Gideons International would be appreciated and may be made along with online condolences by visiting www.armstrongfuneralhome.net. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. -         Philippians 1:21

Formerly of Montreal and Picton and recently of Belleville, entered into rest on Saturday, July 28th , 2012, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Andrew Turner of Montreal, and dear mother of Johanne (Gerry Van der Wee) of Pierrefonds, Quebec and John (Dorothy) of Belleville.  She is predeceased by son Ronnie and by all five brothers and four sisters.  Loving grandmother to Greg (Sudaf) of Kirkland Quebec, David (Julie) of Carignan Quebec, Eric (Pamela) of Pierrefonds Quebec, Shaun of Montreal, Joseph Turner of Verdun Quebec, Jennifer Baron (Elan) of Whitby, and Michelle Turner of Toronto.  Great Grandmother to Jaad, Zeyn , Arabella, Maximian and Alexandre Van der Wee of Quebec and James and Zachary Baron of Whitby. Visitation at Yves Légaré (14370 boul. Pierrefonds) on Thursday, August 2nd.   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 3rd  at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Montreal.  Interment will follow at Côte-des-Neiges Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Picton Manor and more recently to the staff of Hastings Manor for the love and care shown to Aurore in her declining years.  Arrangements entrusted to Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario.

DEATHS

MARGETSON, Margaret Ruth

November 9, 1921-July 31, 2012 Retired Music Teacher Northumberland County. Peacefully at Extendicare Kingston at the age of 90. Ruth, beloved wife of the late Charles (2006) for 65 years. Dear mother of Gail Kinnear and her husband John of Kingston and Brian Margetson and his wife Sharon of Mississauga; predeceased by three infant sons. Proud grandmother of Jason Kinnear and his partner Deidre Tylecki and Jennifer Reid and her husband Jeffrey, all of Kingston, and doting "GG" to Eva Grace Reid. She will be sadly missed by her brother-in-law Ralph Margetson and his wife Pearl of Consecon and several nieces and nephews, both in Canada and the UK. Ruth is predeceased by her parents Claude Wannamaker and Margaret Fox and by her brothers Campbell, Douglas and John. Also missed by her Extendicare family where she has lived happily for the last five years. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home (1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston) Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral service in St. Peter's Anglican Church (4333 Bath Road, Kingston) on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11am. Reverend Dr. Mike Michielin officiating. Interment Hillier Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Peter's Anglican Church or to the Humane Society in Mrs. Margetson's memory.

MOORE, James H.A.

At Oshawa General Hospital on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. James H.A. Moore, of South Marysburgh, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Edith. Dear brother of Dorothy, Lydia, Evelyn, George, brother-in-law of Erika and uncle of Uwe, Ralf, Heidi, Wendy and Christine. At James' request there will be no service or visitation. Arrangements entrusted to The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

REED, Kathleen (Kay) nee Robb

Peacefully at Hastings Centennial Manor in Bancroft, Ontario on July 23, 2012. Kay spent over 30 of her 104 years as a resident of Cressy. She was predeased by her husband Donald John Reed. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughter Avery "Pinnie" Johnson and son-in-law Lawrence "Larry" Johnson of Wilberforce, Ontario and nieces Kathy Wardle of Toronto and Lesley Forrester of Stirling, Ontario. In keeping with Kay's wishes there will be no funeral. Cremation followed by a memorial gathering for the immediate family has been arranged. Donations in her memory may be made to the Ontario Humane Society (Ontario SPCA) in Newmarket, the Salvation Army or Cressy United Church.

PUTMAN, Gerald (Gerry) H.

Peacefully, with his family by his side at Belleville General Hospital, on Sunday, July 29th, 2012, Gerald (Gerry) H. Putman, of Picton, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Bawn. Loved father of Kim and her husband Fred White of Picton, Kory and her husband Scott Pettigrew of Flinton, ON, and Amber and her husband Ken Martin of Picton. Dear brother of Ann and her husband Gene Frederick of Belleville and the late Ray Putnam and Joy Wonnacott.  Dear papa of Jeremy, Bryan, Brent and poppy to Clara. A Memorial Service was held at Picton United Churchon Thursday, August 2nd at 10:30am. Rev. Dr. Hal Wilson and Rev. Anne Marie Jones officiated. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or Hospice Prince Edward would be  appreciated by the family. Friends were invited to call at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Wednesday from 6 till 8pm. Condolences and donations may be made at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DEATH

VINCENT, Joseph Charles

At Kentwood Park Nursing Home, Picton, on July 26, 2012, Joseph Charles Vincent (Joe), in his 95th year. Joe was predeceased by his beloved wife Nellie and their loved daughter Joanne (Fogarty), by his sisters Madeline Rose, Clara Williams and Miriam Winter, and his brothers Herb and Bob. He will be sadly missed by his brother Stanley, sons Charles (Dorothy), Hal (Sheree) and Stephen (Malinee), and his grandchildren, Sean and Kelly Vincent and Brian and Leanne Fogarty and their families. At Joseph’s request there will be no funeral service or visitation. During his later years Joseph lived in Toronto, and a memorial service is being planned at the church he attended, Bloordale United Church. A later committal service is being planned at graveside at Cherry Valley United Church. The dates of both services is yet to be determined. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, West, Picton. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam Funeral Home

YARD SALE

The Picton Gazette

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

OFFICIAL NOTICE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the Estate of Wallace Rea Craig Armstrong (also known as Craig Armstrong), late of the Town of Picton in the County of Prince Edward, who died on or about the 23rd day of February, 2012, must be filed with the undersigned on or before the 13th day of August, 2012; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the amounts of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. Dated at Picton, this 23rd day of July, 2012. Christopher I. Peltzer, Estate Trustee By the Solicitor, Peltzer Law Professiional Corporation Attention:  Christopher Peltzer (613) 476-3261

Want to do business in Napanee/Deseronto markets? Call your Picton Gazette sales rep. at 613-476-3201 today to book your advertisement.

Milford Market Square

OPEN

Saturdays 9am - 2pm Milford Fairgrounds (County Rd 17)

For info: 613-476-6041 or 613-471-0429 Something for Everyone!

YARD SALE

Sat, Aug. 4th 50 Ridge Road Western books, electric lawn mower, 3 doors, Avon bottles, toys, many more great deals.

Rain or Shine “Lots of Stuff, Lots of Bargains”

Fri, Aug 3 4-7pm Sat, Aug 4 8am-noon

2547 Cty Rd 10

YARD SALE

Aug. 4, 5 & 6 8am-2pm daily 1068 Cty Rd 1 (Schoharie Rd)

Assortment of household items, books, collectibles & holiday decorations

NOTICE PICTON WASTE DISPOSAL SITE NOW OPEN ON WEDNESDAYS The Picton Waste Disposal Site will be re-opened on Wednesdays from 8 am to 4 pm commencing August 1st, 2012 for the duration of the summer. All residents of Prince Edward County will have access to this site during these hours. All Prince Edward County Waste sites will continue to remain open on Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm. Additional information can be found at website www.pecounty.on.ca or you may email publicworks@pecounty.on.ca or call 613.476.2148 ext 326.

NOTICE DISPOSAL OF BRUSH AT COUNTY WASTE SITES SUSPENDED UNTIL BURN BAN IS LIFTED Effective immediately, Prince Edward County will be no longer accept brush at any of the Waste Disposal sites as they have reached their capacity. Disposal of brush will resume at the sites listed below once the “Burn Ban” has been lifted by the Prince Edward County Fire Department. Ameliasburgh Hillier Sophiasburgh South Marysburgh

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245 Valley Road 450 Bakker Road 35 County Road 14 1132 Old Milford Road

Additional information can be found at website www.pecounty.on.ca or you may email publicworks@pecounty.on.ca or call 613.476.2148 ext 326.

Explosive Hazard Warning

Avertissement – Danger explosifs

Be advised that there is a risk of serious injury or death to persons entering The Wellers Bay National Wildlife Area. It is a former bombing range used by the Department of National Defence and unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) continue to be found in the area.

Sachez qu'il existe un risque de blessures graves ou de mort pour les personnes entrant dans la Réserve nationale de la faune de la baie Wellers. La région est un ancien secteur de bombardement utilisé par le ministère de la Défense nationale et nous y trouvons encore des munitions explosives non explosées (UXO).

If you find something that could be UXO:

Si vous trouvez un objet susceptible d'être une UXO :

Where UXO warning signs have been posted, obey the instructions and stay safe.

1. Do not touch it. If disturbed, UXO can explode, causing injury or death. 2. Remember the location and leave the area. 3. Contact 911 or your local police as soon as possible to report what you’ve found.

For more information on UXO, visit DND’s UXO and Legacy Sites Program Website at www.uxocanada.forces.gc.ca.

Aux endroits où des panneaux d'avertissement ont été affichés, obéissez aux directives et soyez prudents.

1. N'y touchez pas! Si les UXO sont déplacées, elles peuvent exploser, causant ainsi la mort ou des blessures. 2. Rappelez-vous de l’emplacement et quittez l’endroit. 3. Appelez le 9-1-1 ou la police locale dès que possible afin de signalez l'objet découvert

Pour plus d’information visitez le site Web du Programme des UXO et des anciens sites du MDN au www.uxocanada.forces.gc.ca.

YARD SALE MS FUNDRAISER Fri, Aug. 3rd 8am - 4pm Sat, Aug. 4th 8am - 2pm 2562 Highway 62

Previously enjoyed books, household items, sports equipment and more. All in good condition.

CREATION, CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES Bloomfield United Church Sat, Aug. 4th 9am - 4pm We have one-of-a-kind crafts and collectibles. Why not come and take a browse!

MULTI FAMILY

YARD SALE Sat, Aug. 4

66 & 68 Queen St, Picton 8am-noon Household goods, decorative items, and much, much more.

YARD SALE Sat, Aug 4 231 Cty Rd 17

Lots & lots, new & different items. 100+ perfume bottles, 120+ old westerns, small cast table saw, old tools, bottles, books, Chinese military patches, police patches, china, glass, etc, wooden skis, Metis rock paintings, large 14” diamond water saw

YARD SALE

A little bit of everything! Clothes, toys, furniture, etc.

Saturday, August 4th 2245 Highway 49 8:00am - 4:00pm

YARD SALE 36 Pitt St.

Tools, Toys, Movies, etc.

Thurs. Aug 2 Sun. Aug 5 8am - 4pm

until all items are sold

GARAGE SALE

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Saturday, Aug. 4th 8am - 1pm 63 Thompson Rd.

Patio set, coffee tables, workout bench and lots of other items available.

HUGE

ESTATE SALE Sat, Aug. 4th 8am - 4pm 521 W Main St, Bloomfield

Furniture, toys, dishes, kitchen items, school supplies, 100’s of books, CDs, tapes

YARD SALE Aug. 4th 8am-?

26 County Rd 18 Little bit of this, Little bit of that!!

Baby clothes and accessories, playpen, swing, jumperoo, etc. Something for everyone, check it out!

HUGE GARAGE SALE

Aug 3, 4, & 5 1008 Lower Slash Road (1 km east of Hwy 49)

8am-2pm daily

Lots of women’s plus clothing, 20-28 like new. Furniture, hardware, household items & more!

INDOOR/OUTDOOR

Antique Furniture & Jewellery Antiques Many unique items including retro vanity & chair, old pine countertop desk, 3 pc white iron patio set, chairs, mirrors, TVs Jewellery Estate pieces, plus personal collection of signed costume including Sherman, Haskell, KJL, Coro, HAR, Robert and others. Pretty wedding ring set and other collectables.

Friday, Aug 3, 10am-2pm Saturday, Aug 4, 8am-3pm 51 King Street, Picton

YARD SALE

Stereo, speakers, CD players, tuners, record players, power saws, exercise machines, routers, auto tools & others.

Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 1pm-5pm Rain or Shine 20 County Road 17


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The Picton Gazette HELP WaNtEd

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012

JOB OPPORTUNITY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF PRINCE EDWARD The County of Prince Edward is an island community on the shores of Lake Ontario with a proud United Empire Loyalist heritage. Boasting beautiful beaches and a unique rural landscape, the County offers serene country living with the convenience of a central location between Toronto and Ottawa/Montreal with easy access to the 401 and Via Rail. Our strong agricultural roots, thriving tourism attractions, renowned regional cuisine, and growing wine industry combine to offer a unique and unmatched quality of life. Our Human Resources Department is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Director of Community Development to oversee our unique one window approach to community and economic development. Qualifications:  Post-secondary education in Community Development, Economic Development, Business, Planning, Public Administration or related discipline  A minimum of 5 years of experience in community and business development or related activities; municipal government experience is preferred  Knowledge of research methodology and statistics, management practices, financial management, contract management, banking and real estate practices  Skill in public and media relations, delivering presentations, and writing reports  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, business owners, developers, financiers and other government agencies  Strong project management and negotiation techniques  Extensive knowledge of municipal government, relevant planning and economic development legislation and the development approval process  Experience managing the administration of grants and funding  Superior interpersonal, communication and customer service skills with the ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment at all times  A solid understanding of Prince Edward County’s economic, cultural and political environment and the community demographics  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, knowledge of and experience using digital communication tools/devices and other related databases  Valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence A more detailed job description is available online at www.pecounty.on.ca/careers. The current annual salary range for this position is $78,383 to $95,240, as per Band 8 of the Non-Union Bylaw (under review). Compensation also includes a comprehensive benefit package and membership in OMERS pension plan. Please note: The expected start date for this position is in October 2012. The successful candidate will train with the interim Director of Community Development for a period of up to three months and will fully assume the role of Director of Community Development on January 1, 2013. Please submit your application prior to 4:00 pm on August 15, 2012 to Human Resources at careers@pecounty.on.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. The personal information being collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.

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at 5:00 P.M. tWILIgHt auCtION SaLE OF HOuSEHOLd EFFECtS, SHEEP EQuIPMENt & MaCHINEry - ON SItE FOr JOHN WaLKEr, StIrLINg dIrECtIONS: From Stirling take Hwy. 14 north to Mount Pleasant road. turn west to first farm on left (39 Mount Pleasant road). (Watch for signs). 10 ft. tandem axle bumper hitch trailer, Massey Ferguson 3 PTH 2 furrow plough, IH 3 PTH sickle bar mower, 3 PTH 6’ cultivator, 14 ft. flat bottom hay wagon, 46 Ft. pipe frame elevator, 2 PTH bale forks, belt driven hammermill, small steel bin, Troy-Bilt wood chipper, 10 ft. x 20 ft. car port, small seed broadcaster, a large qty. of sheep and goat feeding & handling equipment including, 4 Mar Weld collapsible hay feeders, 2 8 ft. fence line feeders, Mar Weld tilt table, Mar Weld crowding tub, chute and guillotine gate, 2 Mar Weld basket feeders, 3 steel grain troughs, 2 wooden hay feeders, wooden lambing pens, milking/ shearing stand, assorted farm gates, electric fencer, electric fence, stakes, insulators, gates etc., cedar posts, cedar rails, hay tarp, single & double strand rolls of barbed wire, plastic & rubber feed tubs, chicken feeders, waters, heat lamps, chicken plucker, 30 gallon milk cans, a large number of wire mesh rabbit cages & wooden nesting boxes, rabbit shipping crates, a large qty. of heavy cast steel scrap, qty. of cut & split firewood, forks, shovels, brooms etc. and numerous other pieces found around the farm. Household: Selling at 5:00 P.M. 3 wing back chairs, Olhausen regulation size pool table/ slate top in excellent condition (low reserve). & more to add to this preliminary list. This is a nice offering of hobby farm equipment. reason for sale: Farm is sold. Please note this is a Thursday evening sale. See my web site for detailed list & photos Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, MC or cheque/ID auCtIONEErS: dOug JarrELL & BEN trEVErtON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com

FrIday, auguSt 10

Sale 6:30pm Viewing 5:00pm antique and Consignment Sale

662 Cty. rd. #12 3.5 kms south west of Bloomfield at Koopmans auction Centre

Some pieces of Antique furniture being sold were from Malcolm Allison who was the Mayor of Picton in 1919. Furnishing from his office and home in The Allison block where he practiced law in Picton. Antique Hoosier cupboard, Antique pine cupboard, Occasional tables, Antique buffet, Antique humpback steamer trunk, cedar chest, Antique washstand, dining set, Antique oak commode seat, duck decoy, Pumkin head books, old books, old comics, Prince Edward County apple crates, chairs, china cabinet, Armoire, bookshelves, Ikea table and chairs, Teak buffet and dresser, wardrobe, coffee tables, quantity die cast cars, 30” stove, chest freezer, wheelbarrow, plastic duck decoys, small power tools, Kenmore vacuum cleaner, Antique gas engines, 2- 16 ft square tube farm gates, 3- aluminum step ladders, Black & Decker drill press, Beaver table saw, Mastercraft 12” portable planer, Mastercraft 10” table saw, 6” joiner planer, 10” drill press, bench grinder, Mastercraft workbench, portable ice hut on skis, Honda 5hp Rotor tiller, 44” cut Kubota Diesel riding lawnmower with hydrostatic drive, new adjustable bail spear bucket, new bail spear, other farm related items, Boat fuel tank, hairdressing sink, Many other items still arriving daily. Auctioneers note: This will be a sale you will want to attend with items being in excellent condition. www.koopmansauctionservices.com always accepting good clean consignment for upcoming sales. We also conduct home, farm, and commercial sales onsite. For your entire auction needs, call auctioneer: gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732.

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at 10:30 aM auCtION SaLE - WaLtEr aNd SHErrILyN StONE 1009 COuNty rOad # 5, r.r.# 2 PICtON, ONt. 3 miles NOrtH of Picton on Highway # 49 and turn WESt onto County road # 6 to County road # 5 and turn NOrtH for ¼ mile. Antique English oak sideboard with Jacobean twist accents, antique oak gate leg table with Jacobean twist legs, 4 antique oak Jacobean twist dining chairs, antique oak tea wagon, antique oak 2 door cupboard, antique walnut side table, antique corner table, antique oak treadle sewing machine, “Amish” hand crafted solid oak TV cabinet, oak dining table and chairs, oak hutch with upper glass doors and solid lower doors, hanging curio cabinet, antique press back chair, antique chest of drawers, vintage artwork, antique English china and glassware’s, electric treadmill, vintage pine doors, Craftsman stacking tool chest, cast iron cooler, 10’ & 12” farm gates, Rubbermaid water trough, Stewart cattle clippers, hand tools, antique barn hinges, 500 gal water trough, double s/s sink, numerous other articles tErMS: CaSH Or CHEQuE OWNEr & auCtIONEEr NOt rESPONSIBLE FOr aCCIdENt Or INJury day OF SaLE SuLLIVaN auCtIONEErS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com for photos

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at 9:30 a.M. auCtION SaLE - ON SItE autO & WOOdWOrKINg SHOP EQuIPMENt EStatE OF CraIg HOrtON, MadOC dIrECtIONS: the sale is being held at “Craig’s Car Clinic” located at 13,657 Hwy. 62 on the southern edge of the village of Madoc. the sale will be held inside. Woodworking shop related: King variable speed wood lathe, Ridgid chop saw, Ryobi band saw, Craftsman router & table centre, Craftsman 10” table saw, Ridgid 4” belt sander on stand, Mastercraft grinder, Craftsman mitre saw on stand, 10” Bench table saw, Air compressor, light tripod, creeper stool, Ryobi angle grinder, Stihl M230 chain saw (new), Stihl gas weedeater, AgriFab garden dump cart, Troy-Bilt tiller, cement mixer, Work Mate, Steel saw horses, Shop vac, Power hand tools, large qty. of wrenches, screw drivers, socket sets, drill bits, roller stand, electrical & plumbing supplies, gluing clamps and more. automotive shop related: “Auto Care” power steering service centre, “Auto Care” RCX 4000 coolant exchanger, “Glyclean” antifreeze/coolant recycling system, “Enspeco” refrigerant recharger, “Ammco” brake lathe & accessories, “Bear” series 200 engine analyzer, “Bear” CCD-1000 wheel alignment system (needs repair), AC line repair kit, King floor model drill press, MVP Pro Lift 12 ton press, 2 rolling steps, Blue Streak tune up service cabinet, 2 good utility trailers (one is a dump trailer), Snap On” & 2 Ultra Pro tool cabinets, Snap On, Tecomaster & Mastercraft wrenches & hand tools, battery chargers, brake & fuel lines, tire rack, qty. of used tires, 24 ft. extension ladder, 10 ft. step ladder, bottle jacks, jack stands, power tools, 2 floor jacks, steel work bench, acetylene hoses & gauges, automotive shop manuals, a number of hardware cabinets with contents. 2 shop carts, Stihl 042 chain saw, chains, small bolt & hardware caddies. 1975 Corvette StingRay under restoration with numerous parts many new in boxes (basket case). Car sells as is. Office related: One wooden & 2 steel office desks, 4 office chairs, 4 - 2 drawer & 1- 4 drawer file cabinets, 3 wooden book cases, GE bar fridge, water cooler, a number of shelving units, advertising sign & assorted office supplies. Auctioneer’s note: This is a large sale of auto & woodworking shop equipment, many items not listed. See my web site for detailed list & photos. auCtIONEErS: dOug JarrELL & BEN trEVErtON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com terms: Cash, debit, Visa, MC or good Cheque/Id Lunch available Owners and/or auctioneer not responsible in case of accident

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at 10:00 aM auCtION SaLE - Mr ruSS BurrOWS 1582 COuNty rOad # 5. r.r.# 2 PICtON, ONt. 3 miles NOrtH of Picton on Highway # 49 and turn WESt onto County road # 6 to County road # 5 and turn NOrtH for 2 miles. Antique oak dining table, antique oak dining chairs, antique walnut buffet, maple top dinette table with chairs, Gibbard dresser and night tables, antique oak, walnut and maple dressers, antique chest of drawers, Duncan Phyfe drop leaf table, 1920’s china cabinet, antique blanket boxes, ample table and chairs, Lane cedar chest, cane bottom chairs, several antique kitchen chairs, antique marble top side table, antique washstand, antique walnut and maple drop leaf tables, antique gate leg table, antique press back chairs, antique rockers, centre pedestal dining table, maple hutch, maple corner cabinet, Bruno 4 wheel handicap scooter, antique organ stool, antique carpenters box, Windsor style arm chair, oil lamp, brass pieces, ½ gal jug, 6 gal crock, kitchenware’s, antique fire extinguisher, 80 lb milk can, numerous other articles. tErMS: CaSH Or CHEQuE OWNEr & auCtIONEEr NOt rESPONSIBLE FOr aCCIdENt Or INJury day OF SaLE SuLLIVaN auCtIONEErS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com for photos

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Sale 10:00am Viewing 8:30am antique Sale For Museums of Prince Edward County to be held at the old Wellington arena Maple St. Wellington Ont

Reason for the sale, Macaulay Heritage Park & Rose House Museums have undergone a process to determine which artefacts do not fit within their collections due to condition, provenance, history, or type. These objects have been put forward for legal removal from the collections by de-accessioning. 4 large jewellers display cabinets with curved glass corners [formally from d’Estrre Jewellers of Picton], 2 table top curved glass display cabinets, 2 spinning wheels, large wall tapestry from Villeneuve Castle, stair casing &spindles from Villeneuve Castle, wooden bed frames, antique dressers, two drawer dresser with blanket box on top, fire place mantel, spinning wheels, kneeling pews, large weaving loom, Milliners Rack, quantity of pictures & frames, old mirrors, Morris chair, occasional tables, piano stools, dress making manikins, needle point love seat & chair, occasional chairs, upright piano, box piano, 3 organs, antique street light from Toronto, cast iron pots, antique side board, plus many more small items. Please see web page for some of the pictures. www.koopmansauctionservices.com always accepting good clean consignment for upcoming sales. We also conduct home, farm, and commercial sales onsite. For your entire auction needs, call auctioneer: gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732.


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County players help Quinte West to top spot in Under-9 rep action

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On Wednesday, the Ontario Junior Hockey League announced it was suspending the Markham Waxers franchise for the 2012-2013 season due to “circumstances that have arisen in the past 48 hours and the failure to comply with various financial and operational related obligations.” As such, the OJHL has rescinded the original 20122013 schedule. Wellington Dukes coach and general manager Marty Abrams said his club's portion of the schedule would likely be tweaked somewhat, although he was hoping the changes would not be drastic. Wellington was slated to play the Waxers five times this season. Following the decision to suspend the Waxers organization, the OJHL announced a realignment of the North-East Conference which would see five teams per division. The move sees the Pickering Panthers shift to the North Division. The local entry was slated to play a balanced 55game schedule weighted by conference play only, not divisional, meaning Wellington plays just as many games against the North Division as it does against the East Division. The Dukes are still expected to kick off the season on Thurs, Sept. 13 with a visit to Kingston to play the Voyageurs. The next night, Wellington was slated to open the Essroc Arena with a tilt against the OJHL finalist Whitby Fury. Whitby is also the guest in Wellington's last regular season home game on Friday, Feb. 22 2013. In total, Wellington will likely play 27 home games including 17 Friday night games starting at 7:30 p.m. and 10 Sunday night affairs kicking off at 7 p.m.

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There is a silver lining in the waters near Windsor, England for Brian Price. Price, who was born in Belleville but spent most of his formative years in Ameliasburgh and attended Kente Public School, added to his Olympic medal count early Wednesday morning. The team's coxswain was aboard the Men's Eight rowing craft as it charged hard through the final 500 m of the 2,000 m race to nip the entry from Great Britain and capture the silver medal. The silver medal now goes with the gold medal Price won in Beijing, China in 2008. In interviews after the race, Price said the silver medal was very special to him, considering Canada was the front runner in 2008 and completed the job that was expected of them in Beijing. Wednesday's silver finish was “developed” over the past two years, according to Price. A survivor of leukemia that stunted his physical growth as a youth, the 5'4”

Proud olymPian Brian Price, shown here during the Picton stop of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic torch relay, won a silver medal Wednesday in men’s eight rowing near Windsor, U.K.. (Jason Parks/Gazette file photo)

Price has served as the coxswain in Canada's men's eight entry in the last three summer games. The juggernaut German

entry won the 2012 gold medal and holds an undefeated streak in major competitions dating back to 2009.

Three Prince Edward County soccer players are helping the Bridge to Wealth Quinte West Wolverines Under 9 squad to a memorable finish in the Southern Ontario Soccer Association. Luc Bourgoin, Kacey Cocklin and Justin Thompson all play for the Trentonbased squad who are currently fighting it out with the Cataraqui Clippers for first place in the Southeast Ontario Soccer Association's Under- 9 division. In addition to a sparkling regular season which currently stands at 8-2, the squad won the prestigious Ambassador Cup tournament last month with Cocklin booting home the championship winner against the Nepean Hotspurs in a thrilling 1-0 victory. Wolverines coach Gerry Bourgoin said all three county natives have made significant contributions to the club's success this season. Luc Bourgoin, who attends Kente Public School, has 15 goals so far this season which ranks him third in the

circuit. Thompson of Carrying Place is playing the back line and is a very strong, aggressive defender with a good head for the game. Meanwhile, Cocklin, suiting up at striker, has chipped in with some timely scoring and is known for winning ball battles in the offensive zone which lead to scores. “All three of them are real assets to the team,” he said. Bourgoin said by his count, at least five rep players (two in Belleville) in the U-9 ranks are living in Prince Edward County and are playing on travelling teams outside the municipality. The Prince Edward County Soccer Association has had some forays into the rep leagues in the past but currently do not field any rep clubs. Bourgoin pointed to Bancroft and Portland as smaller communities that have been able to consistently field rep soccer clubs. “It's kind of sad,” he said. “I've got all my coaching and accreditation and I wish I could stay in my home community. The players are there to field a competitive team.”

Dukes in dire need of billets for 2012-2013 Numbers could affect talent level JasonParks

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The Wellington Dukes might soon be facing some hard questions and it doesn't have anything to do with evaluating talent. The local Junior A hockey club is in a bind as it appears it will be lacking billets for the upcoming season. Billets, some times known as land parents, house players that have relocated to Prince Edward County for the season. Dukes coach and general manager Marty Abrams is scrambling this summer, trying to find willing couples and families that will welcome players into their homes this season. “We are going to have to release some players just because we don't have any billet homes,” Abrams said. “That's unfortunate, but we can't make these kids sleep in

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their cars.” For the first time in his tenure with Wellington, Abrams predicts his lineup might very well be based on whether or not a player has a room to sleep in at night as opposed to how many pucks he can put in the net. “There will be veterans that get cut not necessarily because of their ability but because we need the space for younger guys. For the first time, these billet issues are impacting the team and dictating who we keep and that's sad news for lots of kids have worked hard, year round, to make this hockey team,” he added. Other clubs in the OJHL struggle with the billet issue as well, but it has never reared its head in Wellington until recently. And while the small town, community feel of the village is attractive to potential players and their parents, the reality is there is only a small pool of potentially available homes. “In our situation, you

only have so many billets with such a small community and billeting is one three major issues facing the franchise. In return for housing players from late August until the end of the Dukes playoff season, Billets receive season's tickets and a monthly stipend. “You are asking to open your home to someone you don't know and you can't really put a price tag on that,” Abrams said. “But it's usually a life long friendship you develop with the player and his family and it's usually a very unique and special experience for everyone involved.” The Dukes bench boss added the availability of billets will signal whether or not the franchise will remain in the village. “It's probably going to be deciding and determining factor in the operation of the franchise. It's one of the issues as to whether or not there continues to be a Junior A team in Wellington,” he said

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PAying resPects Picton Legion president Ted Taylor shows off the wheel of a Canadian vehicle which was destroyed in Afghanistan . The memorial exhibit is making its way through local Legions. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

and sense of purpose. "This solid metal mass that once so intrinsically and powerfully participated in designated duty was suddenly a twisted misshapen hunk of

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will seek it out. "It's definitely open to the public, we want as many people to see it as possible." Taylor said to him, the wheel really speaks to the dangers Canadian military personnel must contend with every time they go to work. Death, like in the case of the unnamed soldiers in this tragedy, can be an imminent threat at all times. "They just went out to do their jobs. It's hard to believe what they have to go through and there's no way we can know what they went through," he said. "I think of their families back in Canada, having to know they're not coming back — or they're coming back through Trenton and the Highway of Heroes, obviously not the way they wanted to have them come back. It sure makes you think." Coupled with the wheel on its journey are a Canadian flag, photos of the damaged vehicle, and comment books for those who have seen the wheel and been moved by it to write about it. Several visitors to the Legion shared their comments. Among them was George Larner, who wrote: "Very sentimental. No one can imagine what the men and the vehicles encounter. "Well done to bring it back to us Canadians so we all realize what they are up against and how lucky we are. We need to appreciate our soldiers." Added Dorothy Holdaway: "Until you see something like this display, you just can't fathom it. I will remember."

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In an inconspicuous wooden display case just inside the door at the Picton Legion Saturday sat a 300-pound pile of mangled, discoloured scrap metal seemingly unworthy of display. Branch 78, however, just happened to be such a place where this wheel would garner the utmost reverence and that's why president Ted Taylor was insistent on its presence. The display is the entire wheel unit off a Canadian armoured vehicle that was deployed near Kandahar, Afghanistan. On that morning, a group of Canadian engineers were set to complete their daily duties of building roads when it hit an improvised explosive device buried below. The soldiers were killed and the vehicle destroyed. On the other side of the

world, the employees at a Mississauga transportation company solemnly marked Remembrance Day in 2010 as one employee suggested all his colleagues could look up a soldier who had died as a result of war in the previous 10 years. The employees took up the project and decided in light of what they learned about the soldiers as people, with families and pasts in Canada, they would build a memorial in their honour. Discussions began with the Department of National Defence and Canada's Directorate of History and Heritage. Eventually, the employee at Wheels Group learned the story of this illfated mission and received photographs of the wrecked vehicle. He focused on the wheel and received permission to have his company obtain it to create the memorial. Text accompanying the exhibit describes his reaction

eran engineer led efforts to make the wheel more mobile for travel and fit it with the wooden display. The symbol of Canada's war effort in Afghanistan would be sent across the country with funding from the transportation industry, moving from Halifax to Vancouver and back, where it will become part of a permanent war memorial. The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment was one of the organizations securing the wheel for public display, but officials there were concerned they couldn't offer enough visibility. "We just got this on Thursday," Taylor said. "The regiment had it on display and they didn't think it would be seen by enough people. They asked the Legions in our zone if we would display it." Taylor knew that with the Legion's ribfest occurring last weekend, it would be an ideal time for Picton to have the memorial. It came from the Wellington branch last week, and is earmarked for a stay in Consecon beginning today. Taylor said he hopes many

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Council won’t delegate minor duties to staff Representatives vote 9-6 against Dewing’s suggested changes to improve efficiency Chad Ibbotson

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In the midst of fears about a perceived lack of transparency, County council defeated a motion last Tuesday which would have delegated several minor municipal functions to staff. Councillors voted 9–6 in a recorded vote against delegating the functions with several councillors sharing concerns about transparency, grant applications, and public perception. The issue stems from a report from County chief administrative officer Merlin Dewing at a June 14 committee-of-the-whole meeting. The report says the Municipal Act allows council to delegate minor powers for several items like the temporary closure of a highway and issuing and imposing conditions on a license. Dewing told council on Tuesday that the intent of the

motion was to improve efficiency by making decisions on minor items which, in the past, have gone to council and required written reports. The delegations would have included the ability to sign grant applications when both the project and budget for the project are already approved by council. Under the current system staff are required to come back to council to have a bylaw passed saying the application can be signed. “The intent behind this one is very minor in nature because council has already approved the project,” Dewing said. “You've already approved the budget for the municipal contribution, this is just doing the paperwork.” Dewing said staff wouldn't have had any powers to unilaterally apply for grants without council approval. “This is not council giving up any power or authority,”

he said. Other delegations included approving uncontested minor variances, approval and execution of encroachment agreements and the ability to approve uncontested stand alone consents. Also included are current and historical practices that are performed by staff, but haven't officially been delegated by bylaw, such as signing letters of approval for special occasion permits and grant relief or reduction for fees for service. However, many — like councillor Janice Maynard — said they weren't comfortable delegating responsibilities. Maynard said with the municipality encouraging transparency and public consultation in council decisions it would be best to go with the current system. “This is the public's chance to come to council, this is the public's chance for input,

whether they be minor in nature or not,” she said. Councillor Alec Lunn also said he wasn't comfortable delegating authority. “I'm a little leery about delegating this kind of authority without a clear picture of where (the corporate structure) is going,” he said. The report says the current approval process for minor items can take from six to 12 weeks based on their complexity, but a delegated approval process could reduce that to about two to four weeks. Jim Dunlop was among those who though the efficiency measures were a good idea. He said council should explore any ways it can to make the County more efficient for taxpayers. “All these things are at council discretion. Even if staff does something we can go back and look at it,” he said.

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Prince Edward County lost a pair of familiar faces this week with the passing of Gerry Putman and Dwain “Ikey” Fraser. Both men were 75. Putman was a longtime art teacher at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute and, by the time he retired in the early 1990s, had taught thousands of secondary school students the proper way to hold a paint brush and the difference between light and shadow. More recently, Putman

participated in the 2010 Olympic torch relay as it made its way through Prince Edward County. Fraser was an Athol Township institution, operating Fraser's Garage in Cherry Valley. A common sight at most township parades and celebrations, Ikey and members of the Fraser clan would often assemble on an old, rundown car that Fraser assembled himself out of spare parts. In later years, even as his health started to fail, Fraser would

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measured about a quarter of an inch (just over half a centimeter long). The head appeared slightly lighter, almost yellow in colour. They were found on the top of the leaves. While these were most likely sawfly larvae, it was important to identify which ones they were and what further damage might be expected. As well, given the time of year and the blossoms that abounded even on this very sad looking bush, it was important to not use any treatments that might threaten pollinators or other beneficial insects that were also present at that time. It was apparent after careful researching that the most likely culprit was the common, or European, rose slug sawfly. The time of year was right, along with the colour, the size, and the fact that they were feeding on the top of the leaf as opposed to underneath. While sawflies are never desirable this was not one of the nastier species as there is only one cycle a year and that is in the spring giving the plant an opportunity to recover during the summer. This could also have been the bristly rose slug sawfly. They are both in a similar colour range and according to one expert indistinguishable to the naked eye. While these latter are said to prefer working from the underside of the leaves, both species of slugs have been observed chewing away on either side of the leaf. These slugs are nastier in that they return once again during the late summer and fall. Neither of these so called slugs is slimy and both appear to look more like a caterpillar than a slug. The common rose

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slug sawfly does more damage in the early spring when a large proportion of the leaves were found skeletonized. The bristly rose slug sawfly is more likely to be responsible for significant damage to the plant leaves in the late summer and fall. The manner chosen to dispose of them was a twice daily inspection and the choice of disposal was either to pinch them or shake them into soapy water in a container held underneath the leaf. Within a week there were no further reappearances. Four weeks later the shrub was leafing out well and continuing to flower. Nonetheless biweekly inspections continue to confirm the original diagnosis and also to ensure that nothing else appears to be attacking this further weakened plant. There are other sawfly larvae which attack roses by boring into the cane to feed, and are identified by the blackening of the canes that are damaged by the boring. Some, like the curled rose slug, eat the entire leaf surface and then bore into the pith of rose at the pruning cut to feed. While the same

colour as the first two slugs mentioned, they are invariably curled and the leaves are transparent rather than skeletonized. If they have been effective in significantly destroying the pruning graft, the plant will need to be removed and not composted. In fact no part of the plants that host sawflies, their eggs and larvae, should be composted. Finally there is the large rose sawfly slug which is yellowish black along its back with black bristles. They also eat leaves from May to October and may be destroyed in a similar manner. Inspection of the leaves for eggs should be carried out weekly during the summer and if located these should be washed off. Given a serious invasion of even the healthy roses in the garden may require using pesticides which will impact the beneficial insects including already threatened pollinators. Ask your nursery for help in choosing the least lethal. Using them at dusk when the pollinators have retired for the night is recommended. All of these larvae winter over in the ground around the plants so dichotomous earth can be dusted over the area in the fall and early spring. Do be careful to buy the dichotomous earth used for agriculture and not for pool filters.

- Sandy Gorenson is a member of the Prince Edward County Master Gardeners. To have your gardening questions answered, send an email to askamastergardener@xpl ornet.com Questions will be answered directly by E-mail and your question may appear in our weekly column.

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line the walls of his den in a new country home he's building down the road. He said you couldn't get paint that beautiful,that only years of standing in the weather, bearing the storms and scorching sun can produce beautiful barn wood. It came to me then. We're a lot like that...you and I. Only it's on the inside that the beauty grows with us. Sure we turn silver gray, too...and lean a bit more than we did when we were young and full of sap. As the years pass, the hard weather of our lives, the dry spells and the stormy seasons beautify our souls. And to think, how often folks holler because they want life easy! Well, they took the old

barn down today ...hauled it away to beautify a rich man's house. And I reckon someday you and I'll be hauled off to that Great Ranch in the Sky. And I suspect we'll be more beautiful because of the seasons we've been through here. And just maybe then we'll add a bit of beauty to that Great Ranch in the Sky. So, hope there's peace with you today and just trust that you're exactly where you're meant to be. I'm sincerely grateful and thankful for my wonderful family and friends who care about me even though I show signs of weathering! For practical services that help seniors live at home, call Community Care at 613-476-7493.

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