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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

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A revised approach to community grants and funding to external agencies had council approve the funding several community groups and organizations were seeking at a special council meeting last week. In the past groups and organizations may have had to wait until municipal budget discussions had ended to see if their requests had been granted. On Wednesday council took stock of what has received solid support in the past, and approved several of those requests before the day was out. County chief administrative officer Merlin Dewing said staff wanted to offer council the new option of approving grants rather than discussing them later as part of overall budget discussions, “in cases where (council is) absolutely sure and confident you're going to approve the grant.” The new method saw council approve a County of Prince Edward Library & Archives request of $1,007,471 in addition to setting aside $25,000 in a contingency fund to cover a potential salary increase within the year. The Regent Theatre's request of $40,000 was approved, as was the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre's capital funding request of $20,000. The Wellington Cemetery Board's $6,000 request too was approved. Community grants funding — which consists of requests under $5,000 — was approved at a total of $19,816 spread across 10 groups and organizations. These requests were for a mixture of cash and inkind funding. Council also chose to refer several requests to later budget discussions so they could view them in relation to the overall budget.

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Picton resident to leave public board in June Jason Parks

Staff writer

The Prince Edward County Skating Club hosted a Skate Canada Future Stars figure skating competition at the Essroc Arena in Wellington throughout the day Sunday.. Hundreds of skaters from across eastern Ontario came into the county with their coaches and families in hopes of impressing the event’s judges. Above,the Napanee’s and District Skating Club’s Sarah Madden showed off her skills, while at left, the Loyalist Winter Club’s Emily Jones struck her best pose as part of the pre-preliminary competition. The host club also had 28 of its members competing in the day’s events.

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Another monthly meeting and another top person at the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is announcing his retirement. A month after longtime superintendent of business services Dave Rutherford announced he would be retiring from the public school board, its director of education announced he would be retiring at the end of the school year. Picton resident Rob McGall told board trustees Monday evening that it was his intention to retire on June 30, 2013. For over 30 years McGall has dedicated his professional life to education, with the last nine years as a member of the HPEDSB leadership team. McGall was picked to replace previous director of education Kathy Soule upon her retirement in 2011 and McGall has served in the board's top post for about a year- and- a- half. After the meeting, McGall said the time to close out his career in public education was at hand. “When I singed on as director of education, the trustees knew that I was close to retirement and they still wanted to have my services for that period of time,” McGall said of his time as head of the local public school board. “We've made some real strides in terms of moving some important issues forward and now, the timing is right for me and family.”

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Point Traverse man fears for fishery as government phases out leases Environment Canada denied lessee’s request to transfer Natural Wildlife Area land plot to active fisherman AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

Tim McCormack is facing a ticking clock that he feels could spell doom for the legacy of commercial fishing at Point Traverse. A fourth generation fisherman off the county’s south shore, McCormack has been ordered by Environment Canada to remove his property — including three buildings — from a parcel of land by March 4, or the government will demolish it. Given the precedent the move could set, he believes the orders could be a first step toward destroying a livelihood for many. “It means they’re waging war on the commercial fishery,” he said. “They want us out.” The contentious issue dates back to 1978 when Environment Canada acquired land near the point to set up the National Widlife Area there. Realizing the commercial fishery was there, Environment Canada opted to allow 21 lots along the water to be leased to families working in the commercial fishing industry. McCormack’s parents were among the original leaseholders of plots of land within the area, as were William and Larry Aman, who signed a lease in November 1980 to hold title to Plot 15 for a sum of $200 per year. The Aman family grew older and eventually stopped participating in the

fishery, while lease was in the name of Dorothy Aman, a senior citizen who made an agreement to transfer her commercial fishing licence to McCormack in August 2011. After successfully transferring the licence under the provisions set out by the province’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Aman attempted to transfer her lease to McCormack, which she believed she could do as part of her original lease. That lease said a transfer of lease rights could be made with the written consent of the Environment Canada “where the commercial fishing licence held by the Lessee is purchased and exercised by a third party and where the transfer is made to said purchaser.” In 2011, Environment Canada turned down a request by Aman to transfer the lease to McCormack and terminated the lease on her behalf. Mark Johnson, a spokesperson with Enviroment Canada’s communications branch, said at the time, Aman was informed Environment Canada would be phasing out the leasehold arrangements. He said at that time, Aman was informed the transfer would not be approved because Enviroment Canada was phasing out the leaseholds because “commercial fishing is inconsistent with the stewardship mandate of Environment Canada regarding the preservation of and use

under siege Fourth generation Point Traverse fish-

erman Tim McCormack has until March 4 to move his buildings and belongings from a piece of land he says he should be able to lease. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

of this Natural Widlife Area.” Johnson told the Gazette the leases were given at the time to accommodate existing lessees to support their fishing operations without any undue hardship. He noted that at this point, no new leases are being considered within the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area, nor area transfers from existing lessees to non-family third parties being approved.

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He stressed that a public boat ramp and dock will continue to be made available to commercial or sport fishermen and also that the demolition of buildings on the property would be completed without any cost to Aman. Johnson said the phasing out of commercial lots in the Prince Edward Point area will help to restore habitat and biodiversity. McCormack has been frustrated with the way the

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Meisenheimer said it is his belief that Environment Canada has effectively rewritten policy on the fly, without the formal dialogue one would expect when a major shift in policy is introduced. “Frankly, it’s dishonourable and reprehensible,” he said. “We’ve been saying there needs to be an actual, organized discussion about policy... What we’re getting is boilerplate or brush off.” He indicated that while he fears for McCormack and for the Point Traverse fishery at-large, there are leaseholders across Canada including commercial fishermen with similar arrangements that might face a similar fate. Meisenheimer said he believes McCormack and Aman have acted in good faith and they deserve answers. He added maybe it is now time to apply a bit of political pressure to the situation as well. Meanwhile, McCormack confirmed he has spoken with Picton lawyer Bruce Campbell about his case and he has also had Campbell seek an injunction to delay the March 4 demolition of property remaining on the parcel of land. Meisenheimer said his organization may opt to throw its support behind legal action as well, should its executive choose to do so. McCormack is also looking to rally people who support his cause and wishes to hear from them by e-mail at tandc@kos.net.

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case has been handled, particularly since he says his family’s lineage is proof that his intent is to contribute to the economy through fishing. He indicated it might be different had he been trying to build a luxury cottage or a power installation on the land, but the fishery was in operation long before the Natural Widlife Area existed. He hopes it will continue to his son’s generation. McCormack isn’t the only one baffled at the situation. Prince Edward Hastings MPP Daryl Kramp has lobbied publicly on his behalf and indicated he intends to meet with Environment Minister Peter Kent in hopes of finding an alternate solution. Meanwhile Ontario Commercial Fisheries Association executive director Peter Meisenheimer has also taken note. Meisenheimer said he’s shocked by the way Environment Canada has handled the file to date. “It’s remarkable how completely uninterested anybody is in having the conversation,” he said. He recalled how there was quite a battle when the Canadian Wildlife Service acquired the land for preservation, but said the minister of the day made assurances the fishery would not be impacted. “There is no evidence they intended to force the fishery out,” he said, noting the value in the fishery was in the aggregate and in preserving a harbour.

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The Picton Gazette

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

QHC proposes delayed removal of beds and deferral of endoscopy move

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SlOw exOduS QHC has slowed plans to remove beds from the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. After consultation, it will remove four beds in 2013-2014 and another three beds in 2014-2015. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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Changes in service are coming to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, (PECMH) but they won't be doled out all at once. The Quinte Healthcare Corporation (QHC) announced at its monthly board meeting in Belleville Tuesday evening the original proposal calling for service cuts and bed reductions at PECMH as part of an effort to bridge a projected $10-million funding gap had been modified after a month-long community and staff consultation process. After originally calling for the compliment of medicine beds at PECMH to be reduced by 12, QHC is now proposing to remove four beds in 2013-2014 and another three beds the following year. In terms of endoscopy at PECMH, the decision to centralize the program at Belleville General Hospital (BGH) has been deferred until 2014-2015. Still in limbo at PECMH are maternity services and there will be an altering to processing in bound emergency room patients that are en route in an ambulance. The modified proposal, which include other cost savings measures at Trenton Memorial and BGH, will bring QHC close to bridging the projected funding gap. “Our high level estimates that the proposals will reach to about $8.5 mil-

two and three patients with less urgent needs would go directly to the ER in Belleville under the modified proposal. Rowe said there will be set parameters for these patients and in almost all cases, these patients would wind up at BGH for their care anyway. Rowe used the example of someone suffering a broken hip after a fall. “These are patients that would require emergency surgery or the care of a specialist that would be at BGH. It's similar to our process on suspected stroke patients,� she explained. The highly efficient endoscopy program at PECMH has been a point of pride for the local facility

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bers,� said Rowe. The end of birthing babies locally looks like its it coming to an end, but Rowe was quick to maintain that maternity beds leaving PECMH is a byproduct of the removal of medicine beds. “Taking maternity beds out of PECMH is not financially driven, it's all about the staffing and whether we have the staff with the the specialized skills to offer that service,� Rowe said. “When we reduce the number beds, we don't believed we will have required nurses to provide that service 24/7 although we are meeting with staff and physicians one final time before a decision is made.� In terms of persons needing serious and immediate acute care, QHC is no longer considering diverting Canadian Triage Assessment System (CTAS) Level one patients directly to emergency at BGH. Prince Edward County patients (of which there are about 30 annually) will go to emergency in Picton via ambulance. “We did not receive the support from the ER physicians on this proposal,� Rowe said. However, CTAS level

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The Picton Gazette

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

County residents active in providing feedback on proposals to QHC Many correspondents express fears that vital services could be heading out of the community through cuts Jason Parks

Staff writer

As expected, residents of Prince Edward County have come through loud and clear regarding Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Quinte Healthcare Corporation spokesperson Susan

Rowe offered board members a detailed synopsis of reaction and public input to proposed cost cutting measures at the group's monthly meeting Tuesday night. The local hospital is attempting to bridge a possible $10 million budget gap as the province of Ontario's aus-

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terity measures are leading the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care to invest in community supports and rein in spending on front line, acute care facilities. Naturally, the provincially driven transformation of healthcare has left more than a few concerned, especially when it's perceived the change over will come at the cost of services at PECMH Rowe said almost 270 responses came flooding into the QHC offices during the public input period and that included 120 form letters that were part of an initiative by Prince Edward County Mayor Peter Mertens. Of the collection of emails, phone calls and letters, 237 were generated by people in Prince Edward County. Rowe's presentation was to ensure Board members had a chance to hear from those taking time to submit feedback to the proposed cost cutting measures prior to members voting to endorse the 2013-2014 operating plan. For the most part, Rowe said here was an overall support on the intent or vision of delivering more services in the home and community and outside of hospitals. “The vast majority of peo-

ple want to receive care in their own home and not rely on hospital as much as they do and there was also a high understanding of the real financial challenges facing QHC given the fiscal reality and the financial situation of the province,” she offered. People are also very supportive of the high level of care they receive at the local hospitals. However, fear, either imagined or real, was a common thread in missives sent to QHC. “There is a lot of fear in the community and a lot of misconceptions in the community about what this proposal really means,” Rowe said. “People believe beds are being taken away from Picton but moved to Belleville and that county residents would have to receive their inpatient care in Belleville. Concerns the emergency room in Picton was being closed or put on reduced hours were voiced. “The idea that people that live here should have to drive an extra 35 minutes to access the ER in Belleville because the one here is not open all the time or can't handle the traffic is just not acceptable,” wrote one con-

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cerned citizen. Rowe said this type of misunderstanding was corrected through phone calls most of the time, however, some responders said they were talking about the future. “I want the board to understand that (emergency closures) isn't always a misunderstanding but it is a fear about what the future could bring,” Rowe said. “I would explain the situation and the person would say 'I'm worried about five years from now.'.” The emotional ties to having babies delivered at PECMH was also evident through the responses as passionate and emotional feedback was delivered concerning maternity services that are close to home. “People want to continue to have the option to deliver at PECMH,” Rowe said. “Some people wanted to have Picton on their birth certificate. People have a lot of pride that five generations of their family have been born in Picton and there is a sense of loss that it wouldn't happen in the future.” Other concerns included trying to transport a woman in labour from the southern reaches of Prince Edward

County to Belleville in time and also having a spouse drive back and forth from Belleville during the labour and recovery process. Some fear the community supports designed to divert the current hospital crush won't be up and operating in time when the proposals are put into action. Those people called for proof of these community supports in operation prior to the cost cutting measures implemented. “My biggest concern is the loss of the rural hospital. Trying to make an urban solution fit a rural landscape doesn't make sense economically or socially. For specialized care, an urban hospital makes sense, but not at the cost of losing regular health care services like birth, palliative care and every day care that people want to access close to their home,” said another respondent. Another harkened on the fact that these reductions were a slippery slope and even tried to ring the oftrung, always ignored bell of de-amalgamation.

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The Picton Gazette

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Sine and friends to take stage for MS Society Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

The local chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is hoping there will strong support for its latest concert fundraiser. The concert, as it did last year, features local musician Lorraine Sine as its headliner. The concert will take place Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in Centennial Hall at the Picton United Church. Event co-ordinator Gloria Jowett said the local group is still trying to sort out how the renewal taking place within the national organization will affect

things locally, but currently it's business as usual. “What we've learned is that it will be a process that will take time. Presently they're working through the series of steps,” she said. That means the local MS groups is going to continue fundraising and bringing services to residents living with multiple sclerosis. “We've decided to have our second Lorain Sine concert to raise money to help people living in their homes here in the county with the effects of MS,” Jowett said. Aside from Sine, also

taking the stage will be Sine's sisters Sandra and Linda, Judy Fraser, Bud Gregory, Fraser Hardman, John Milford, Peter Rea, David Ian, and John, Penny, and Roanna Kitchen. “This should be an enjoyable afternoon. We had a full house last year and are anticipating the same thing again this year,” Jowett said. Tickets for the concert are available at either Mayhew Jewellers, the Regent Cafe, Flowers N Such, or at the door for $15. “We'd like to invite families, neighbours, and friends to support this

cause,” Jowett said. Jowett said the society would like to raise about $2,000 with the event, but said anything the society is able to raise is much appreciated and will be wellused. “We're just hopeful. You never know what the day will bring,” she said. “A lot of services are supported by our group for people living in their home. Some people need housekeeping help, other people need mattresses for their beds, or mobility aids they can't get through other sources.” She said the group

it's a recognition of PECMH's cruel and inevitable fate when it was taken from this community and put into this faulty arrangement,” they said. QHC chief executive officer and president Mary Clare Egberts said she had been in meetings with Quinte-area Community Care Access Centre Jackie Redmond Tuesday and addressed concerns that

community supports would not be in place. “One of the significant questions coming forwards is is the community sector which the CCAC controls a lot of, are they going to be ready for the changes that are coming in their direction? They realize the challenges, they are gearing up and they do believed they are going to be in good shape,” Egberts said.

Egberts said QHC has had a very good working relationship with the CCAC and she expects that to continue as the group takes a far more active role in the healthcare of local residents. “The conversation between ourselves, the SE LHIN and the CCAC is going very well and they making sure they are there to meet the service needs as required.”

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always hopes to have some money left over to donate to research as well. She said those who come are sure to have a good time. “It's always an enjoyable concert and usually goes for a couple hours or more,” she said. “It's a mix of instrumental, it's oldtime country, it's rock and

roll. It just goes the gamut — it's a real variety show.” Jowett said the society welcomes any interested parties and potential volunteers to their meetings. The Prince Edward chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Bloomfield United Church hall at 1:30 p.m.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

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Picton Gazette 80 years ago — 1933

■ Of 7,061 cattle tested within the county for tuberculosis, only 29 failed skin tests and were considered reactors. At less than one-third of one per cent, that’s an indication the county’s herds were not at a great risk of the disease. Typically, the reactors would be destroyed to reduce the risk of spreading the disease. ■ A delegation visiting the Ontario Good Roads Convention, including the County’s warden and several local reeves met with Minister of Game and Fisheries George Challies to request the price of licences for commercial fishing operations around Point Traverse, Salmon Point, and elsewhere in the Quinte region be reduced given a reduced price on the market for fish. They also argued fees were making it non-viable to operate a hatchery near Glenora that could help the industry. ■ Following a decision by Premier Henry, it was announced that nightschool classes would close in Napanee, leaving no alternatives in the region.

60 years ago — 1953

■ Town council approved the purchase of 20 additional street name markers to ensure that intersections in Picton were marked with the names of the streets, continuing a process started the previous year and seen in many other towns. Mayor McFarland worked to get posts and paint donated for the new markers. ■ Councillors approved a $400 increase in the Picton library budget to cover rising insurance and maintenance costs. It was noted the Picton library’s circulation greatly exceeded that of libraries in Cobourg, Napanee, and Trenton. ■ The local health unit wrote a letter to the town requesting adequate control of the dump in marsh areas. It was noted smoke from the dump led to obnoxious odours that could constitute a health hazard in the case of certain people.

40 years ago — 1973

■ Governor General Roland Michener awarded new Order of Military Merit badges to Picton’s Master Warrant Officer Howard Clark and Corporal D.A. Claxton for their outstanding contribution and dedication to service through their careers with the Canadian Armed Forces. ■ Reynolda Rockman Heidi V.G., a dairy cow owned by Picton’s Robert May produced 30,007 lbs of milk in 305 days and 1,020 lbs fat on a twice-daily schedule. That put the five-year old third on the alltime list of Canadian milk producers. ■ Prince Edward-Hastings MP George Hees pushed the federal government to ensure that it would be partnering with Ontario to provide compensation for homeowners whose property was damaged due to high Lake Ontario waters.

20 years ago — 1993

■ MP Lyle Vanclief said he wasn’t surprised to hear that prime minister Brian Mulroney was stepping down, saying the prime minister realized he’d face personal defeat if he didn’t step aside.Even without him, Vanclief cautioned voters the Tories would still be the same party. ■ Bloomfield reeve Ben Prinzen said that despite cost-cutting measures saving the village $13,000 a year, he still said council would not be able to stop a tax increase, due primarily to lost assessment.

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Bohemian waxwings, nomads of the bird world Don’t be surprised if you are driving through the village of Wellington and you see a massive flock of birds fly across the street in front of you. They are not starlings or blackbirds or something else that is generally quite common. Doubtless, these will be waxwings. The majority, however, will be something special, a bird that looks like a waxwing, but is a little bit different. These are not the usual common garden variety cedar waxwings we are accustomed to seeing occasionally in our backyards, although there may be a few in amongst them. Upon closer examination, these are noticeably different — larger, greyer and with a peculiar voice which collectively sounds like hundreds of nestlings calling for food; they do not have the fine, thin, lispy notes of the cedar waxwing. When viewed from underneath, the rufous-red under tail coverts clearly separate these birds from the more common cedar waxwings. These birds are Bohemian waxwings, and eastern Ontario is experiencing blizzards of them this winter. In the Quinte region, many seem concentrated in the Wellington area where there are numerous shrubs and trees with frozen fruit still attached. While the more familiar cedar waxwing nests right across Ontario, it isn’t every year we get to see its larger Bohemian cousin. That’s because they nest in northern Ontario —- in fact, as far north as a bird can get without crossing over into northern Manitoba. They like

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the river banks along the open muskegs of the Hudson Bay Lowlands and it is there they seek out nesting habitat, and feed on the native berries that grow nearby. However, things go awry when the pantry shelves become bare. Like another northern species, the redpoll who has responded this year to a shortage of birch seeds, and has travelled to our area in search of food, so it has been with the Bohemian waxwing. Last summer’s relentless drought has resulted in a poor crop of native mountain-ash berries in much of northern Ontario this winter and this has forced Bohemian waxwings to wander both south and east this winter. While here, they will munch on the tiny frozen apples of flowering crab and will exploit any European buckthorn berries they can find that haven’t already been consumed by wintering robins.

The movement of both redpolls and Bohemian waxwings are only part of a mass movement of northern avian residents this winter as they leave their normal haunts and check out the seed and berry restaurants in this part of the province. Pine grosbeaks are also here in small groups as they, too, choose mountain ash berries as their staple diet. And very few people, even casual observers who normally don’t make it a point to look for birds, can’t help but see a barred owl or two this winter. There’s a lot of stuff out there this winter. Expert birder Ron Pittaway of Minden in his bird population predictions had this to say about the Bohemian waxwing population this winter. “Expect a flight this winter because the mountain ash berry crop in the boreal forest was affected by drought. Even though some areas have large crops, many berries are hard with low moisture content. Farther south, Bohemians will be attracted to the usually abundant buckthorn berries because European mountain ash and ornamental crabapple crops are generally low and of poor quality.” For most northern birds, once they find a food source, they will usually hang around all winter, and this is what they have done in this Prince Edward County village on Lake Ontario. Wellington resident Sydney Smith of Narrow Street has been keeping an eye on them as they come and go, sometimes in small groups,

other times in large flocks such as the estimated 250 that descended on her street two weekends ago. Bohemian waxwings tend to be the nomads of the bird world, and wander all over the countryside exploiting food sources as they find them. In 2000, during a similar irruption, they actually outnumbered cedar waxwings, and flocks numbering more than 1,000 were routinely seen in the Picton and Napanee areas. Because they will join flocks of cedar waxwings and travel the countryside together, they make the job of determining accurate population counts difficult. Other times, they remain aloof in flocks of their own. How long they will hang around this winter is uncertain. Generally by the end of March and into April, their thoughts turn to pairing up and nesting, and will gradually return to the Hudson Bay Lowlands. Bird feeder operators have no need to worry about what to offer them while they are here; Bohemian waxwings very seldom have any interest in feeders, preferring instead to dine on any available fruit still hanging from trees. And when you think about it, we probably wouldn’t want 500 to 1,000 waxwings as daily guests at our feeders anyway! For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail tsprague@kos.net or phone 613?476?5072. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out www.naturestuff.net .

Dates set aside for Prince Edward County Field Naturalists’ appeal

Following preliminary hearings into appeals of the Ostrander Point Wind Energy Project, the Environmental Review Tribunal has decided it will proceed with the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists’s appeal first. That appeal was put forward on the grounds that the Gilead Power project would cause serious and irreversible harm to plant life, animal life or the natural environment.

A second appeal, launched by the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County on the subject of human health would be heard after that as the tribunal grapples with the issue of disclosure of witnesses’ medical records. In a press release issued by the Field Naturalists, the lists of dates for their main hearing includes March 4-8, March 25-28, and April 3-5. It was noted that hearing was

slated to take place at Demorestville Town Hall, but attempts are being made to find a larger venue due to interest in the case. The Field Naturalists also noted that as part of their appeal, they requested a stay of any construction involved with the project. Gilead has indicated it will protest that stay request and the tribunal is expected to hear arguments from both sides before issuing

a ruling on that request. Gilead’s renewable energy approval also calls for it to submit an alvar management plan with input from the public, to file a traffic management plan with the municipality, and to establish a community liaison committee before it proceeds with construction of the nine-turbine wind installation. -Staff


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‘Rob McGall is a champion for public education and our school board.We appreciate all he has done for us, he has been a man of his word, and has gotten us to the goals we've aimed at and direction we want to be in.’ -H astinGs a nd P Rince e dWaRd d istRict s cHool B oaRd education diRectoR R oB M c G all uPon neWs of His

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Star SkaterS The Prince Edward County Figure Skating Club had a successful weekend at the Eastern Ontario

STAR Skate championships in Whitby Feb. 15-17. Back row, from left are coach Janice Beer, Julia Hammerton (fourth in prejuvenile Under- 14), Taryn Hardy (sixth in preliminary), Elena Koning (First flight, first final in junior bronze), Marisa Koning (ninth in semifinals, preliminary), Karley Hammerton (eighth in senior bronze), Miriam Murtha-Anderson (sixth in prepreliminary), and coach Lisa Conley. In front are Lilly-Claire Rankin (12th in pre-preliminary) , and Hannah Matthews (third in flight, fifth in semifinal pre-preliminary).. (Submitted photo)

Geographic ties within proposed riding are natural

IT seems almost natural that in its latest attempt to rejig the puzzle of Canada’s electoral ridings, the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario has decided it is going to lump Prince Edward County in with Quinte West and Belleville in its recommended ridings for the next election. After all, though it only appears formally as the name of a Conservation Authority, people have been speaking about the Quinte region for years and the neighbouring communities that border on the bay seem to share a common pulse when it comes to activities and to services. Heck, the county aside, most of the communities here almost became Quinte united around the time of amalgamation before Belleville had second thoughts about adopting the name Quinte East. For that reason, these boundaries certainly do seem better suited to the needs of all the municipalities involved than the suggestion on last year’s map that the count y be part of a riding that stretched through Quinte West and included the entire county of Northumberland, except for its heavy population centre of Cobourg and Port Hope. It simply makes sense that the county is tied into the Belleville area, just as that marriage appears to make more sense for the Friendly City than a previous map that would have linked it to the Napanee area. But what about when one compares the work of the commission to the status quo already established? From a logistics point of view, the new boundaries do seem to make much more sense than the current riding as it is hard to fathom many voters from this end of the riding travel north of Hwy 7 enough to be familiar with the geography of that part of this riding, let alone the distinct issues those communities would require representation on. The riding is massive and it is very rural. Some would be quick to applaud the connection of Prince Edward County to Quinte West and to Belleville, noting that past polls here tend to suggest a more progressive sect of voters that would be better aligned to those more urban settings — but alas, one must wonder if the additional crunch of population in the new riding being in an urban area changes the dynamic when it comes to the divide in voting to support agricultural initiatives versus support for transit programs and other city needs. In our view, the geographic benefits likely outweigh the different demographics of the region — it’s just one dynamic people would have to consider when choosing a candidate and a party to represent their interests regularly in Ottawa . The shape of these ridings in eastern Ontario — and indeed all of the ridings across Canada — will be much debated in the House of Commons leading up to a recommendation to bring those 15 new districts into play. It’s a good idea for all ratepayers to understand the changes and to address concerns with MP Daryl Kramp or the political representatives of their choice before the vote is taken.

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Families to benefit from two new library initiatives

Two new projects are underway to help develop children’s literacy and love of learning at the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives. The recently formed Friday morning drop in Baby Group provides a social time for parents, child caregivers, and their little ones and provides a place where they can meet and share information while learning about resources in the community. The drop in is each Friday at the Picton library branch between 10 am and noon. “The group began by request from some new parents who wanted a chance to get together with others who have babies,” says Liz Zylstra, Youth Coordinator at the library, “and it has become quite popular.” While it is called a Baby Group, “older brothers and sisters are welcome as well.” Those who attend with a baby the first time will be given a Books for County Babies package that includes a board book and music CD along with informative pamphlets. A new baby change has recently been installed in the branch and there is also a semi-private space for nursing as well. There are, of course, books on parenting and toys for little ones to play with, too. Occasionally, guest speakers are invited to the group and on Friday, March 22, early literacy specialist Donna Kaye will be on hand to discuss how sign language is used with babies. Other special guests can be invited. If parents would like to have someone come to speak on a particular topic, they need only ask and the library will endeavour to find someone with the expertise to make a presentation. “We want everyone to visit the library and feel comfortable here in hopes of helping children develop a lifelong habit of visiting and borrowing books,” says Zylstra. Strong early literacy skills are a proven contributor to successful learning. The other new initiative will be good news for fam-

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ilies with children of all ages, including home educating families. The library is creating a Family Learning Resource Centre. There are a number of homeschooling families using the library that will benefit from access to specialized learning materials, as will all families with children as they look for ways to supplement learning opportunities. This is especially so in light of the recent discontinuation of the toy lending library of Prince Edward Child Care Services. PECCS offered a variety of toys, including educational ones, some of which they have generously donated to the library. “We have a good number of resources already,” says Zylstra, “but we are looking to supplement the offering. We plan on having these catalogued as learning resources and made available all in one location for parents and their children to borrow.” The library is seeking donations of items such as telescopes, microscopes, building materials such as Lego and K’Nex, educational board games, tangrams, musical instruments and so forth for the new resource collection. If you are unsure if an item would be useful in the collection, please call Liz Zylstra at 613-476-5962 or email: youth@peclibrary.org An official launch for the new Family Learning Resource Centre in the Picton children’s room is planned for this spring.

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The Belleville/Quinte chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association recently presented its president Karen Brooks with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Brooks worked with chapter since its inception in 1991 and has been president since 2004. She has co-written many informational pieces on Celiac disease and gluten intolerance , she offers peer counselling to other members, and has assisted local store and restaurant owners in providing gluten free menu items, and took part in the Cycling For Celiacs event. Brooks also works with Picton physicians Dr. Trom, Dr. Beach, and Dr. Seybold as a nurse, chronic disease patient educator, and certified respiratory educator. Pictured here are Seybold, Tromp, her nominator Cheryl McKenzie, Brooks, and Bob Beddie just prior to the award presentation. (Submitted photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Commercial fishermen, harbour offer great value

To think the government would demolish fishing buildings that have so much historical value and archival history is absurd. I can’t fathom the thought of going to Point Traverse and not see those buildings there, it would be real travesty and complete disrespect to our forefathers if the government did not preserve the history that surrounds this area. I have seen my grandfather, my father and now my brother Tim McCormack fight for the rights of commercial fishing and I commend him for continuing the legacy. It’s a harsh lifestyle and one not many people can brave, unfortunately it’s always been an uphill battle for commercial fishermen with government. It’s very disheartening to the community to know that the government is backing out of an agreement they had with the commercial fishermen and

quite frankly it leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many. The commercial fishermen trusted the government when these deals were made and now they choose to renege on them, my question is why? There is so many without jobs and work in this area and now the government wants to take more trades away, do they think the fish swim to the grocery store themselves? Brave individuals such as my brother risk their lives to provide food for millions of people it’s in their blood and it’s their passion! Commercial fishermen have strict guidelines pertaining to catching certain fish and to ensure the safety of those consuming fish, commercial fishermen have always abided by these guidelines and policies set forth. Another item which hasn’t been addressed and I believe the public should be aware of is the impor-

tance of this harbour. This harbour is the nearest safe haven for recreational boaters from Kingston to Wellington. Numerous times commercial fishermen have been called upon to help stranded boaters in the area and risk their lives to save the lives of others. I remember as a child our father getting calls in October, November of sail boaters going down in Lake Ontario, he never hesitated to risk his life and brave the Lake Ontario waters in November to save a family from going down with their boat. Now my question to the government would be, if you take the harbour away how are these recreational boaters going to survive if they can’t get to safety and who is going to rescue them when a stress call comes in? Additionally the commercial fishermen did these acts of good deed at no cost and simply out of the kindness of their heart and this is how they get repaid. Will it

take a fate of misfortune on Lake Ontario and/or a family stranded with no safe port to land or someone close by to rescue them, for someone to say “Oops we made mistake”. It’s common knowledge in the community of the trying waters in this area mainly because of the difficult shoals, inlets and strange currents. This not only affects the commercial fishermen but could possibly harm any and all potential boaters in the area. I truly hope Environment Canada analyzes the pros and cons of what this could do to the area and how important it is to stand by the agreement that was initially put in place. This shouldn’t be an argument of who wins but how the commercial fishermen and federal government can unite for the betterment of all involved and preserve the heritage. Michelle Nelson

Councillors applauded for decisions about waste

I wish to congratulate County councillors on their decision to open the Picton recycling/waste transfer Site on Wednesdays. And on their decision to implement a compost collection

program in the towns. By increasing access to the Picton site they have increased residents’ opportunities for recycling. By collecting compostable waste in urban

areas, where the use of individual composters is difficult or impossible, they are taking a huge step to help cut down the landfilling of county waste. I hope this decision sig-

nals a realization in council that good government involves helping citizens do the “right thing.” Brian Conway Athol

Contacting Wynne might — just might — do the trick

The Rotary Club of Picton received a plaque from the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation for its support of the Feed The Metre campaign.. Here, president Kirsten Musgrove, left, accepts the recognition from foundation executive director Maribeth deSnoo. (Submitted photo)

Three cheers for Councillor Heather Campbell for proposing the motion and to council for passing it, to ask Kathleen Wynne to reconsider her administration's position on wind turbines

in unwilling communities and threatened environments (Gazette, Feb 14). The sooner Mayor Peter Mertens does this the better, for time is short and delay favours the wind turbines.

And then let's all get in on the act. Contact Premier Wynne either electronically at https://correspondence.premier.gov.on.ca/e n/feedback/default.aspx, or by mail, Kathleen

Wynne, Premier, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto M7A 1A1. Citizen action might — just might — do the trick. Bert Jenkins

The Picton Gazette welcomes letters to the editor of 500 words or less. The letters may be edited for clarity, legal ramifications, length or general taste at the editor’s discretion. We also reserve the right to refuse to publish submitted letters for the same reasons. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the views of the Gazette, its publisher, or staff. Submitted items become the property of the Picton Gazette.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Mayer serves as Lion king for a day Grad student sees what life is like as president of his university

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)

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After six years at York University David Mayer had a few ideas to improve things at the institution. That's why the former Picton resident decided to enter the university's President for a Day contest. He took over the role on Tuesday. The contest, in which students swap places with president Mamdouh Shoukri, asked students to submit an essay or video which answers the question: “What would be your top three priorities that would directly impact students if you were appointed president of York University.” Mayer's answer: Increase student pride, promote the university's successes, and enhance the student experience. In total more than 40 students submitted an essay or video. Although he felt his priorities were strong, Mayer said he was surprised to be picked. “It's a pretty large university, so hearing that I was selected was shocking and an honour,” he said. Mayer recently graduated from kinesiology and is now an education student. He said during his time at the university there were always some things he and fellow students thought could be improved. He said he entered the contest with those improvements in mind. “This is my sixth year here at York after doing my five-year undergrad in kinesiology and now my bachelor of education here,” Mayer said. “So, I've been here for a few years and there's been a couple things on my mind I thought the university could improve on and this would be a good chance for me to

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ty president Mamdouh Shoukri , left, took David Mayer’s place in classes so the education student could learn about his job running the university.. (Submitted photo)

leave my mark here at the school.” During his time at the school Mayer has been a tireless athlete. He was an anchor on York's silver medal 4 X 200 relay team at the CIS championships in 2011. He is now a volunteer coach with York's track and field team. “We have a lot of great athletics here at York and I think we need to start sharing that pride among the school,” Mayer said of the reasons behind his priorities. “We have a great fostering community and pride amongst the athletes and I hope we can develop that into the greater school community. It's a little difficult with the community-based school, and we're just hoping we can branch out and make new connections.” He said the goal would be for every York student to share the pride the athletes feel. Mayer called stepping into the president's shoes, “a unique experience.” As president, Mayer managed the institution, attended all the president's meetings and handled any other obligations. “I had to go over a new five-year plan for student success, I had to meet with alumni to ask about alumni relations and donations,” he said. “I don't think people really know exactly how much the president does. It

was definitely an interesting experience.” He said the biggest thing he took away from the experience was the realization that the school is aware of many of the problems he and other students had and that those things are being worked on. “They're already taking steps to enhance the student experience,” he said. Among the fun parts of the day was meeting with alumni which included merchant bank and business accelerator Tenth Power Inc. managing director Guy Burry, Mayer said. “Guy Burry was a guy I had previously met, a very engaged alumnus, a true ambassador of the school. He was very fun to chat with,” Mayer said. On the other side of the coin was Shoukri, who filled in for Mayer in classes and other extracurricular activities. Mayer said he spoke with Shoukri on Wednesday morning about the experience. “He reiterated the great faculty and students we have here at York and he definitely saw the pride that York athletes had when he met to run the sport council,” Mayer said. “It was good for me to learn, not only how much he puts into it, but for him to see how much a lot of the students here at York put into the school.”

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SPACE IS AVAILABLE TO all non-profit groups or organizations that serve 'The County' ONLY. Calendar items can be faxed 4763031, email whattamfh@sympatico.ca or placed in drop box at the side door of the Funeral Home by Saturday at noon. WHATTAM'S is proud to present....'Free Family Movie Day' at the Regent Theatre the last Sunday of each month 2pm. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY – In need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products & dire need of kitten food canned & dry. PICTON FOOD BANK in need canned fruit/veggies/cereals/kraft dinner/ cookies/ juice crystals/peanut butter/tuna. Donations to the newly established Pet Food Bank also appreciated. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS – Week 7 –Feb 12–Feb 18 A. & K. Stewart, E. Palmer, D. Pignat, T. McCaw, J. Nash. PECM HOSPITAL AUXILIARY – Marathon Bridge April 1-Oct 31. Register by Mar 8. $20/person. Contact Evelyn 476-6036 or Linda 476-5862 NEW AFTERNOON SHOUT SISTER CHOIR – St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in the Parish Hall, 335 Main St. Picton. 2 – 4pm. Director Tabby Johnson. All women welcome. Call 531-9685 or www.shoutsister.ca. PFLAG – Monthly meetings 1st Wednesday every month starting Mar 6, 7:30pm Bloomfield United Church Memorial Room. WEDNESDAY MORNING FRIENDSHIP GROUP – Every Wednesday morning at Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Quilts for sale. Proceeds to local charities for women. LOYALIST DECORATIVE PAINTER’S GUILD – Meets every 2nd Wed of the month. Carrying Place United Church 6:30pm. Bring regular painting supplies. Info Noreen 4752005. CHERRY VALLEY GAMES NIGHT – First & third Fridays of the month. Casual, friendly games night from 7:30 to 10:30pm. Board games, cards, ping pong & more, but just for adults. Bring snacks/refreshments. Athol Community Hall, 1679 County Rd. 10 Cherry Valley. Presented by Athol Recreation Committtee. SOCIAL BABY GROUP – Picton Library every Friday morning 10am – 12noon. A social time for parents, caregivers & their little ones. www.peclibrary.org. DROP IN CHESS – Picton Library Tuesdays from 1-4pm. Play a partner or learn to play. www.peclibrary.org. DROP IN BEGINNER FRENCH – Picton Library every Thursday 2pm. www.peclibrary.org. AFTER SCHOOL FUN CLUB – Wellington Library every Tuesday 4 – 5pm. PE CHILD CARE SERVICES – NEW AFTERNOON PLAYGROUP – Tuesdays, 1-3pm at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 10 McFarland Court, Picton. No cost to attend. Everyone welcome. Contact PE Child Care Services 476-8142. PE CHILD CARE SERVICES – SATURDAY MORNING PLAYGROUP – Free to attend. 10am – 12 noon at PE Child Care Services, 10 McFarland Court Picton. No registration required. Focus is on 0 – 6 year olds. Older siblings are welcome. Crafts, music, circle & snack time. All welcome. Info call 4768142 or www.pechildcareservices.ca. ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WELLINGTON – The What Not Shop hours are Tuesdays 9-11am, Thursdays 2-4pm & Saturdays 10-12noon. Selling clothes, boots, bedding & household items. TOPS 4918 - 7pm - Every Wed night St Mary Magdalene Parish Hall. Information-Gena 399-3461. MAR 1 – WELLINGTON LEGION DINNER – 5-7pm. Meatloaf dinner, dessert, coffee/tea $11.95. MAR 1 – WELLINGTON ELKS STEAK BBQ DINNER – Appreciation night at the Allisonville Hall. Serving 5pm – 7:30pm. $13/person. Everyone Welcome. MAR 1 – WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Is being held at the Salvation Army at 2pm. Jour-

ney to France with special guest Captain April McNeilly. MAR 2 – WHAT WOMEN WANT – Presented by The Legion Ladies Auxiliary, 3 – 7pm at the Picton Legion. Use the front door. An afternoon of fun, pampering , relaxation & fellowship. Music, health information, baskets , Avon, manicures, natural remedies, cooking helpers, raffle & refreshements. Free admission. MAR 2 – K of C JAMBOREE & SUPPER – At St. Gregory School Gym, 7 Owen St. Picton. Supper served at 6pm followed by jamboree at 7pm. Admission $12. for dinner, show only $6. Proceeds to local charities. Sponsored by Picton Knights of Columbus. Everyone welcome. MAR 3 – HOSPICE TRIVIA CHALLENGE – Hosted by the Mission & Service Committee Picton United Church. Sunday afternoon 1 – 4pm. $25./player – teams of 4 players. For information call Phyllis at 4767203. All welcome. 100% of funds donated to Hospice. MAR 3 – PEC PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB – Initial meeting 2pm Wellington Library. Guest speaker - David Vaughan MAR 4 – OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS – Meets 9:30am, 5 James Ave. Picton. Info call 476-0351 or 476-3949. MAR 4 – AL-ANON – Meets Mon(s) 7:30pm Gilead Fellowship Church. 1-866-951-3711. Affected by someone’s drinking? MAR 5 – NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS – Meets Tues(s) 7pm Picton Hospital Boardroom. 1-888-811-3887 Problem with drugs? MAR 5 – AL-ANON – Meets Tues(s) 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. 1-866-951-3711 Affected by someone’s drinking? MAR 5 – ALATEEN – Meets Tuesdays 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. Age 12-19 Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. MAR 6 – POT LUCK & GAMES NIGHT – Friendship United Church Hall 6:30pm. Info Peggy 476-3755. Sponsored by Demorestville W.I. MAR 6 – LETS TALK ABOUT PRIORITIES – Meet with Picton, Hallowell, Bloomfield & Wellington Councillors for a prebudget discussion at Wellington Town Hall 6:30 – 8pm. MAR 7 – PEC SPORTS HALL OF FAME – Annual Meeting 7pm at Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre. MAR 7 – AL-ANON – Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am St. Mary Magdalene Church. 1-866951-3711 Affected by someone’s drinking? MAR 10 – LORAIN SINE & FRIENDS MUSICAL CONCERT – 2 - 4pm Picton United Church Centennial Hall, $15/person. Proceeds to PEC MS Unit. Tickets available at Flowers N Such, Mayhew Jewellery, Picton United Church office, Regent Café, Barley Days Brewery at the door. MAR 7 – 30 – AIROLA EXHIBITION – At John M. Parrott Art Gallery Belleville Public Library. Work of artist & teacher Paavo Airola & his students, on loan from collector T. Lipman. Opening Mar 9 2-4pm. MAR 13 – ST. PATRICK’S TEA – Picton United Church 1:30pm $6/person. Take-out available. Reservations Jen 476-3763. MAR 13 – SOPHIASBURGH OVER 60 LUNCH & MEETING – Demorestville Friendship United Church Hall at 12 noon. $10. No dishes needed. Call Peggy 476-3755 by Monday prior. MAR 16 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER – South Bay United Church 5pm, 2029 Cty Rd 13. Bake sale & take- out available. Adults $15. Children 12 & under $8. MAR 23 – PICTON KINETTES – Presents “Rockin for Cystic Fibrosis” with THE REASONS at The Elks Hall. Doors open 7pm. Advance tickets $15ea or $25/couple. At the door $20ea or $30/couple. Tickets available at Flowers N Such or 476-3495. MAR 23 – ABC CHILDHOOD SCREENING & INFORMATION FAIR – 9am till noon at PE Child Care Services, 10 McFarland Court. 476-8142 Car Seat Inspections & Child ID available.


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The Picton Gazette

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Bring home a Good Food Box stuffed with high-quality, fresh ingredients

Everyone is always looking for a way to get fresh, nutritious food at a reasonable price. At Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors, we can help people access the Good Food Box. The Community Care office is a host site for the program called The Good Food Box. For a reasonable fee, people can order a monthly box of food. The fee is $15 for the large, $10 for the medium and $5 for the small box. This program is open to everyone and there is no financial criteria for participating. Community Care has pamphlets that outline what is contained in each size box. The box of food has a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is a good base from which to make healthy nutritious meals.

INFO FOR SENIORS

DEBBIE MACDONALD MOYNES

The Good Food Box is offered by the Community Development Council of Quinte. It is a program that aims to lower your grocery bill by buying bulk fresh

fruits and vegetables. Each box contains a variety of high quality, fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables. Stock depends on which are in season or available at the best value. The bulk purchase savings are then passed directly on — right to the people who purchase the Good Food Box. If you would like to participate in this program all you have to do is place an order (along with a cash payment) at one of the Host Sites by the first day of the month. Seniors are welcome to stop in at the Community Care office in The Armoury at 206 Main Street in Picton to place an order. The Good Food Box is ready for pick up on the third Thursday of each month at the 67 King Street office of Community Living Prince Edward. If you live

Come and find a quiet centre.

“Where Faith is Fun” 272 Main St., Bloomfield

5-Week Introduction to Meditation Beginning Thursday, Feb. 21 at 11 am Call Lynne at 613.476.1167

Rev. Ross Bruleigh Morning Worship10:30am Wed. March 6 PFLAG 7:30pm

UNITED CHURCH Demorestville Sunday, March 3

**** 11:00 am ****

All children welcome at Sunday School Remember Your Bibles Joshua 1:9 “I hereby command you: be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

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We are looking for an ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR FOR SUNDAY MORNINGS;

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princeedward.north@kos.net friendshipunitedchurch.org EVERYONE WELCOME COME VISIT WITH US!

PICTON SENIORS LUNCHEON SOCIAL MARCH 6

Don’t forget to register to attend the meal at noon on Wednesday, March 6 at the Picton Legion. Community Care is hosting this scrumptious dining experience with a menu of homemade soup, baked leg of ham, scalloped potatoes,

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close to Picton you can arrange for delivery. There is easy parking at 67 King Street (across from the Fire Hall) and, if necessary, someone can help you carry the box of food out to your car. For more information on this program, call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. This is a program of the Community Development Council of Quinte.

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EMMANUEL Baptist Church

Sunday Services 9am, 11am, and 7pm. Full children’s programs. Tuesdays. 6:30pm Children’s Programs. (J/K - Gr 8) Wednesdays. 1:30pm Bible Study. 6:30pm Dinner and Service. Thursdays. Surge Student Ministries. 7pm. (Gr 9-12) tŝƐŚLJŽƵĐŽƵůĚƐĞĞǁŚĂƚĂƐĞƌǀŝĐĞĂƚ ŵŵĂŶƵĞůŝƐůŝŬĞ͍zŽƵĐĂŶ͊ŚĞĐŬŽƵƚ ǁǁǁ͘LJŽƵƚƵďĞ͘ĐŽŵͬĞŵŵĂŶƵĞůůŝĨĞŶĞƚǁŽƌŬ͘ ϮϰϬDĂŝŶ^ƚ͕ůŽŽŵĮĞůĚͮĞŵŵĂŶƵĞůůŝĨĞ͘ĐŽŵͮϲϭϯͲϯϵϯͲϮϮϯϰ

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Mass Schedule Saturday 5:00pm Sunday 10:00am

SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00AM

Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

BIBLE STUDY SUNDAY6:00PM

EVERYONE WELCOME COME VISIT WITH US!

corn, coleslaw, rolls and butter, with coffee and tea. For dessert enjoy cherry cheesecake. All this for only $10 each Register by calling 613-476-7493 by Tuesday prior at noon. Bring your own plate, cup and cutlery…and soup bowl. See you there.

INCOME TAX FOR SENIORS STARTS MARCH 1

Community Care is once again completing income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County. If you are a senior 60+ whose single income is $30,000 or lower or whose are been trained by Canada Revenue Agency to complete income tax returns for eligible clients. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for: deceased persons; bankrupt individuals; for those with more than $1,000 of investment income; for individuals with capital gains/losses; or for people with business or rental income and expenses. There is no charge, donations are accepted. Home visits can be

Carrying Place worships at 9:30am Consecon worships at 11am Sermon: “More about Figs” Rev. Phil Hobbs 613-476-5278

WE’RE DOING MINOR RENOVATIONS

The Community Care office will be closed on Thursday, March 7, Friday, March 8, and Monday, March 11. We’re having the carpeting replaced in the office. Meals on Wheels will go out as usual. We will be checking telephone messages throughout the day.

HELP AROUND THE HOUSE

Eligible seniors can get help with laundry, meal preparation, light cleaning and running errands. There is flexibility in regard to the number of hours and times a week a client can request a worker. The workers are carefully pre-screened. There is an hourly charge. This program requires advance registration. Apply for this service at the Prince Edward Community Care office in The Armoury, 206 Main Street, Picton, or housebound people can call and arrange for staff to conduct a home visit. Call 613476-7493 for information.

Friday March 1st 7:00pm

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arranged for seniors who are shut-in. For information call 613-476-7493.

Easter Meat Roll

Elks Lodge, Picton

Ham, Turkey & Peameal

First roll free, light lunch provided Everyone welcome For info call Chuck 613-476-1436

“The Church in the Heart of the Village” Welcoming the Community

PICTON UNITED CHURCH 12 Chapel St. 613-476-6050 Minister: Rev. Dr. Hal Wilson Organist & Choir Director: Mr. Ronald Laidlaw

Worship Service 10:30am Serving the Community for 219 years

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 Picton In the Lounge

Saturday, March 2nd - 3-7pm The Ladies Auxiliary presents "Lady's Day." All ladies welcome to come learn about the Ladies Auxiliary, meet new people, and pamper yourself! No membership required.

Saturday, March 2nd - 3-7pm Music by Tim Hallman

Friday, March 8 - 7-11pm Karaoke Lady Saturday, March 9 - 12-6pm Karaoke Lady Sunday Buffet Dinners 4-7pm Sunday Dinners by Wheelhouse Catering **New Price** Seniors 65+ $16.95 Adults <64 $18.95 Soup, Salads, Desserts, Tea, or Coffee Included.

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The Picton Gazette

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Friday crew gives new meaning to barbershop music Impromptu jam session draws growing crowds Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

It started with a single guitar strum. Then another joined, and another, and another. Now â&#x20AC;&#x201D; three months later â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Friday afternoon jam sessions at Mark's Barbershop in Picton regularly feature more than a dozen local musicians. Standing outside the barbershop on a chilly February Friday, owner Mark Redmond says the sessions evolved organically. Having just finished a trim while the rest of the guys got their guitars tuned, Redmond welcomes another customer outside the door. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get in, get your coat off, or sing a song â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whatever,â&#x20AC;? he says. No less than 10 people are piled into the cozy shop; a Nascar flag and pictures of hotrods line the walls. Wires, microphone stands, and tapping toes adorn the polished hardwood floor. It all started with longtime friend Peter Rea, Redmond says. He says he's known Rea 10 years and it was he who taught Redmond to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he gets his hair cut he'll show me some songs and play â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he's got his own band. Next thing you know he's got his own buddy Mark Davis coming in singing with him, and another, and another,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger. This is nothing, last Friday there was 14 in there.â&#x20AC;? Pointing inside the door, he enthusiastically shows off a group of musicians playing away. These include Rea, Matti Kopamees, Fred Hall, Bud

trIm to a tune From left, Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barbershop owner Mark Redmond gives Ian Roy a trim while Bill Young, Mark Davis, Terry Spilchen, Bud

Gregory, Fred Hall, Peter Rea, Matti Kopamees, play a tune. At right, fan and frequent barbershop patron Melvin Cory enjoys the song. For the last three months Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cut customers have been invited to enjoy and join in with a growing number of musicians who play at the shop. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

Gregory, Terry Spilchen, Davis (who Redmond calls Ed Sullivan), Bill Young, and Eric Pilgrim. He said others, including local musician Drew Ackerman, often join in too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I play too, if I'm not busy,â&#x20AC;? says Redmond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love it.â&#x20AC;? The music now has a regular time slot at the Main Street shop. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday, it's 50s, 60s, and country music on the docket. Redmond is adamant about this. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the oldies, eh. We'll do some rock stuff, but not too often,â&#x20AC;? he says. Not only does the music have a regular time slot, it also has a regular fan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Melvin Cory.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Melvin, he comes every Friday. That's his chair, I've got it reserved for him because he just loves it,â&#x20AC;? says Redmond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He gets his hair cut here, but every Friday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; regardless if he needs a haircut or not â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he's here at 12:30 waiting for them to start.â&#x20AC;? Aside from Cory, Redmond says all his customers enjoy the show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They love it,â&#x20AC;? he says.

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The Picton Gazette

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Requests from libraries and Regent Theatre receive support from majority of councillors

GRANTS, from page 1

These included a $30,000 request from the County Community Foundation, a $14,000 request from the Prince Edward County Arts Council, and a $60,000 request from the Glenwood Cemetery Board. A $5,000 request from Volunteer & Information Quinte was at first referred to later budget discussions, but council reconsidered and voted down the request as it had come in after the community grants funding deadline other organizations had been held to. In the same vein, a request from the local Kinsmen Club to waive hall rental fees was simply received. A group hoping to begin a search for Avro Arrow test

models in Lake Ontario this summer had their request to waive docking fees during the duration of the search denied due to a lack of information. The issues which seemed to have the attention of most of the spectators at Shire Hall were that of the Library budget and the Regent Theatre's funding request. Library board chair Phil Ainsworth repeatedly called the library budget â&#x20AC;&#x153;bare bones,â&#x20AC;? and said the budget would actually be going down were it not for salary increases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The budget has been looked at very hard by the board. In past years we've gone through and done refinements and we continue to do refinements, but we really are to the point where

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we're focusing on a barebones operation,â&#x20AC;? he said. Ainsworth said the library also won't be getting a couple of grants which had traditionally lowered the budget line. Councillor Alec Lunn commended the board on keeping the budget down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You've done a great job of holding the line,â&#x20AC;? he said. Lunn said libraries are a provincially mandated service and one that is important to the social fabric of any society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It provides a lot more than simply access to information,â&#x20AC;? Lunn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Libraries are fundamental to society, it's not some frill.â&#x20AC;? Councillor Jamie Forrester was concerned the library budget continues to grow and didn't support the

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Nearly 400 years after his voyages to the wilderness of the country that would become Canada, explorer Samuel de Champlain remains a mysterious figure. Historian Peter Lockyer is promoting his next History Night at the Regent lecture Monday with that premise. The French explorer has no known birth date, the location of his grave following his death in Quebec City in Christmas 1625 is unclear, and the authenticity of an astrolabe discovered in a farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s field near Cobden that some believe was his early navigational instrument is still an unproven ele-

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substantially over the last few years by increasing the range of programming. Mayor Peter Mertens supported the $40,000 request, saying the Regent is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;jewel for Picton.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are fortunate, thank God, that we have somebody that runs it,â&#x20AC;? he said. While councillor Terry Shortt said he appreciated the work of volunteers in operating the building, he said it's council's job to control spending. Shortt advocated for the request to be advanced to later budget discussions for more in-depth discussion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We're tasked with the job of trying to pinch pennies here. With the financial position we're in we have have to take a serious look at these (requests),â&#x20AC;? he said. Further budget discussions are scheduled for March 18-21.

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addition of the $25,000 for salary contingency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I'm not even sure if I'm going to support the (library) budget overall. A 2.5 per cent increase over last year may be due to salaries, but I think we really have to take a hard look. Every year this goes up and up and up,â&#x20AC;? he said. Both library requests were approved by a wide margin. A chorus of cheers rang out when council ultimately approved the $40,000 request of the Regent Theatre. Regent Theatre board of directors member Bob Schroen said â&#x20AC;&#x153;volunteer burnoutâ&#x20AC;? is a very real problem at this point for the theatre as volunteers are behind every service the Regent provides. He said the funding would help offset that through hiring an executive director to take on the role of operating the business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our focus this year is to hire an executive director â&#x20AC;&#x201D;



 





 

 



 

 





Through his travels, Champlain earned the legacy of being the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Father of New France.â&#x20AC;? Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event will take place at 7 p.m. with tickets available in advance through the Regent Theatre box office, by phone at 613-476-8416, or on the web at www.TheRegentTheatre.org. Lockyer also announced this week that a proposed season finale featuring presenters from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania talking about the economics of history will be postponed until the fall at the presentersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; request. -Staff


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ofHOMES Prince Edward County’s

Watch as the sun goes down. An incredible opportunity to own 300 ft. waterfront in Prince Edward County. Panoramic views of Adolphus Reach. Close to vineyards, orchards, galleries and 2 marinas. Located at the mouth of Prinyers Cove. $129,900 MLS 2114360 Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588 mbgardiner@yahoo.com

NEW LISTING

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Close to the famous Sandbanks, Outlet Beach & in the heart of Cherry Valley. Large eat in kitchen, formal dining room , 3 bdrm & 4 pc. bath with corner soaking tub. 2 car garage plus detached 33 x 17 workshop with hydro. Perfect for artist studio. Being sold in "as is condition" $148,000 MLS 2131041 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Call CAROL BROUGH, Sales Rep 613-476-2100 or carolbroughc21@hotmail.com

SHOWCASE

NEW LISTING WATERFRONT

VINTAGE SHORES $1,225,000 This is a spectacular custom-built stone and brick executive bungalow located just west of Wellington on Lake Ontario. Elegance is everywhere from the vaulted ceilings to the gourmet kitchen to the master bedroom with 5 piece en-suite. 4 bedroom/3 bath home with 2 car garage. Patio and deck features stairs leading to 200 ft shoreline with natural stone ledge. Within the manicured 2.2 acres lies a picturesque pond. The lake, the property and the home could be your own storybook setting. MLS 2131039

Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com

SERVING THE COUNTY FOR OVER 14 YEARS Thursday, February 28, 2013

WATERFRONT LOG HOME Unique 2 bedroom log home on a nice, deep waterfront lot. Open kitchen & living area with walkout to spacious 3 season sun room overlooking the Bay of Quinte. Large deck at the rear of the house & covered front porch at the front of home. Clean shoreline suits swimming, fishing, boating & other water activities. $329,000 MLS 2130830 KEVIN GALE, Sales Rep cell 613-476-1874 H. 613-242-7295 C. QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE kevingale@remax.net

CALL TO VIEW Wellington on the Lake. Close to Belleville and Trenton, minutes to 401. In adult community with lots of amenities which include rec centre, pool, library and banquet hall for social gatherings. This property has 2 nice size bedrms, one with ensuite, plus 4 pc bath, formal dining rm, bright living rm, eat in kitchen and attached 1 car garage. Backyard is treed giving you privacy on your deck. Walking distance to beach and parks. Fees applicable. MLS® 2123993 Call to view. SHARON ARMITAGE, ® Broker of Record 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. quinteisle.com Brokerage

3 ACRES – POINT PETRE AREA Building lot with two road frontages - drilled well – cleared & ready to build on. Picturesque, countryside views – priced to sell quickly at $39,900 - well below the Municipal Assessment! MLS 2131118 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 www.christinehenden.com QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE colinhenden@remax.net

AMAZING INDUSTRIAL BUILDING FOR SALE OR LEASE Solid, well maintained, fully insulated, steel building on the west edge of Picton. Building could be leased to two tenants, Larger side has approx 7000sq. ft & includes a 400 sq. ft office. Lease is $3500/mo triple net. Smaller side has approx 5000 sq. ft & a paint booth. Lease is $2500/mo triple net. Radiant in-floor heating. Truck door in each unit. Almost 2 acres of land. Municipal water. Price reduced to $650,000 MLS 2124895 Call BEV SKIDMORE, Broker 613-476-2100 email: skidmore2100@yahoo.ca LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED www.bevskidmore.com

NEW LISTING

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Great fishing! Nice cottage on Muscote Bay. Minutes to Belleville & Picton. Quiet spot, year round road. Ideal rental property. Quick possession. $175/year road maintenance cost. $199,000 MLS 2130906 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900

NEW LISTING

Unique waterfront property on Picton Harbour, fantastic views, beautiful fully treed lot with hardwood trees close to Picton. A great living room with vaulted ceilings, glass doors to a wide deck makes for excellent entertaining. Dining and kitchen areas are open concept, with beautiful hardwood floors and a sweeping staircase lead to a balcony and master bedroom with a 4pc bath. The walkout level features a family room with gas stove, built-in shelves and patio doors. There`s a hobby room, a work room and lots of storage! $380,000 MLS 2131013 Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-471-1708 www.chestnutpark.com

WWW.49OLDPORTAGEROAD.COM Beautiful Century home on quiet street in Carrying Place. Updated wiring, mostly renovated 3 bdrm, 1 bath home with original features and charm. New windows throughout, new hot water tank. Walking distance to many amenities including public water access. Murray Canal, boat launch, 401 and Trenton all nearby! $184,900 MLS 2125951 Call TEAL BAVERSTOCK, Sales Rep 613-476-2100 or teal.baverstock@century21.ca LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED www.tealbaverstock.com

CUSTOM BUILT BY HICKORY HOMES This gorgeous custom built Hickory Home has just been finished and ready for new owners! This home features an open concept great room/dining room with sliding doors to back deck and custom kitchen, all with exotic hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. The main floor also features the master bedroom with ensuite and 2 piece bath and laundry. One of the main features of this beautiful home is the traditional-style staircase to the second floor. Perfect for children or guests, the second floor features 2 over-sized bedrooms with adjoining shared bath. Plus a full unfinished basement for additional storage or possible additional finished living space. All on a nicely sized in-town lot in area of fine homes. $315,000 MLS 2130638

QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE

Call MARY JANE MILLS, Broker 613-476-5900 mills2@sympatico.ca www.maryjanemills.com

WINTER SPECIAL

SOLD

A rare opportunity indeed! Exceptional spacious limestone Regency cottage;circa 1830-40 on 5.7 acres on a quiet secluded lane by a spring fed stream.The house retains many period details: wide pine flooring, mouldings, 2 stone fireplaces, oversized recessed windows and 9 ft. ceilings. Off the generous centre hall is a large livingroom with original fireplace and spacious main floor master bdrm including a bright office. The large windows on all sides create a light and airy feel. The large country kitchen keeps to tradition with an antique cast iron cook stove. An openconcept dining area and pantry are adjacent to the kitchen. The huge ground-floor studio with exposed beams and windows would suit an artist or could become a Great Room. The 2nd floor has been renovated in the period style of the house and offers additional living space with 2 bdrms. plus bath. Situated 10 mins. to the 401 with Belleville, Picton and Napanee accessible for shopping. $435,000 MLS 2123195

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

5 APPLIANCES & 2 YEARS MAINTENANCE FEES

ROSEMARY LANE CONDOS Newly constructed executive condominiums all situated on one level, open concept main floor with full basements & attached garage. Enjoy all the amenities of town living. Walking distance to downtown core, theatres churches & shopping. Close to hospital, community services, parks, golf courses & walking trails. 3 models to choose from starting at $219,900 and up. Carefree living is a stroke of a pen away. Built by Port Picton Homes. Various layouts and decor packages are available at the Buyer`s request.

QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5900

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

NEW LISTING

WATERVIEW LAKE ONTARIO VIEWS 9 Carla Court, Wellington. Modern Quebcois Keirstead log home. Open concept with cathedral ceilings. Relax on your deck, listen to Lake Ontario. Tastefully finished on both levels, large decks off main and lower level, w/o from lower level. A very special home for a unique buyer. MLS® 2126485 Call for more info. GEORGE REID, ® Broker 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. Brokerage quinteisle.com

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REDGATE SUB-DIVISION PHASE 2 Phase 2 of the popular PineRidge Sub-division has begun. Now Taking Reservations for spectacular Country lots with all the amenities of City living. Full Municipal services to all 46 Lots. Freehold Townhomes are also available. Reservations are going well! Call for all the details..... $70,000 MLS 2126574

QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5900

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

RURAL COMFORT LIVING $399,000 Situated on 1.8 acres, this fabulous waterview home boasts 3500 square feet of living area; 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and lower level walkout. Pastoral countryside near vineyards and just a 15 - 20 minute drive to Picton. Beauty abounds and surrounds this beautiful home and is waiting for you to come home to enjoy. MLS 2131019 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com

NEW LISTING

Charming 3 bedroom home, perfectly suited for first time buyers. Great location, only minutes to Picton, this is an opportunity awaiting you. Newly renovated double garage with separate hydro, ideal for a workshop or storage. The home features upgrades such as new flooring, newly painted and a new roof in 2012. Beautifully landscaped. $179,000 MLS 2131050 Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker SARAH SCOTT, Sales Rep Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587 www.homeinthecounty.com


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613-354-9547

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Network Partner Mortgage Intelligence Independently owned & operated-license #12179 Corp: 855-654-3434

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Real Estate Inc. (613) Brokerage

Both new and old forced air heating systems need some attention to help keep them running smoothly and efficiently during the heating season. Even though you may have a relatively new system, a regular check and maintenance is important. With the sensitivity and complexity of modern controls, even small changes in a setting can have a significant detrimental effect on the function and life of a unit. Here are a few tips to keep your system running smoothly and help save on fuel consumption.

399-2134

287 Main St. Wellington, Ontario, K0K 3L0 • Fax 399-2140 sharon@quinteisle.com www.quinteisle.com

Broker

PICTON MAITLAND ST. The perfect home for retirees going south or a young couple starting out. Small lot, maintenence free exterior, neat and tidy interior. 2 bedrm, new oil furnace and tank 2010. Call to view. Asking $137,500 MLS® 2126793

Picture perfect is how to describe this 3 bdrm plus home. Lg lot in Westwind Cres, Wellington. Lg open concept living rm/dining rm/kitchen, all upgraded & tastefully decorated. 3 bdrms plus 4th bdrm/den in lower level. Finished family rm, 4 pc and 2 pc baths. Inside entry to 1 car garage. New furnace 2011, new shingles, deck and new doors 2007. Nothing to do but enjoy this home. Close to schools and arena. MLS® 2130810 Asking $249,000

LOOKING TO BUILD THAT NEW HOME? HERE IS YOUR CHANCE Close to Trenton Wineries and 401. 1 Acre parcel of land just west of Hillier, drilled well with approx 12 gpm on property. Also entrance permit available and hydro is close to lot line. Asking $41,900 MLS® 2126538

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. Perfect retreat while you are waiting to build your dream home. Call for more details. Asking $199,900 MLS® 2120805

The lot is cleared and ready for you to build your retirement home or a getaway cottage. 100 ft clean shoreline, perfect for swimming, fishing or deep water sailing. Private and pretty. Hydro to lot line, driveway is in. Call for more details. MLS® 2124707

SHARON ARMITAGE, OWNER/BROKER OF RECORD 613-399-2134

AREA OF GREAT FISHING AND BOATING

Close to 401, Kingston and Napanee. Bay of Quinte Waterfront Telegraph Narrows. 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. Asking $199,900 MLS® 2120848

dampers on room registers are in the open position and not blocked by furniture or drapes. While a properly designed and installed heating system should provide uniform heat distribution throughout the house, in some cases a diverter or booster fan may be needed to improve distribution. • Consider an annual service contract with a local heating contractor, especially if your system is fueled by an oil burner. A qualified service technician will clean the burners and the heating surfaces; check for back drafting (which can create a carbon monoxide hazard), check for balanced air distribution; check safety controls; and lubricate motors and fan if required. In my business I see the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and without a doubt the biggest fault I find is lack of maintenance. Your heating system constitutes a significant expense, if you look after it, it can give you many years of reliable service.

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING Pub/restaurant as well as living quarters in great location. Close to wineries and marina on County Rd 8. Licensed for 140 people, double patio area, dining room and pub area. Upstairs has large living area which makes it possible to do bed and breakfast. Perfect for the entrepreneur who is open to ideas. It could be a small convenience store and would be great for a caterer. MLS® 2130928

LOOKING TO BUILD THAT NEW HOME?

To conserve energy during the active part of the day, it is best to set the thermostat at a reasonable comfort level and leave it alone rather than continuously adjusting it. • To further conserve fuel, install an electronic programmable thermostat to automatically raise and lower temperatures according to your family’s schedule while everyone is out during the day and while sleeping at night. • Dirt is the biggest enemy of your home's heating and cooling system. It can waste fuel and drastically lower efficiency. Dirt affects all three basic components of the system, so cleaning is the most important part of regular maintenance. Check the filter at least monthly during the heating (and cooling) season. Permanent, cleanable filters should be cleaned often; disposable type filters should be replaced when dirty. • Make sure all heat supply

GEORGE REID

ALL THIS ON 8 PLUS ACRES OF LAND WITH VIEW OF BAY OF QUINTE Elevated bung featuring large bright living rm, eat in kitchen with patio doors leading to deck on the side for barbecuing. Receptive foyer leads to double garage and out to the large deck with pool and hot tub. Full finished basement with fireplace in family rm. Large workshop. Perfect home for growing family. This home has it all. MLS® 2126106

CLOSE TO SOUP HARBOUR Peaceful and tranquil. 2 plus acres of land with deeded access to Lake Ontario. Drilled well, hydro to lot and entrance is in. Ready to go to build your new home on. Asking $69,900 MLS® 2125759

THE PICTON GAZETTE

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Example: mortgage, car loan and credit cards total $225,000. Roll that debt into a new $233,000 mortgage, including a fee to break the existing mortgage, and look at the existing mortgage, and look at the payoff. TODAY $175,000 $ 25,000 $ 25,000

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CHASE RD HILLIER WARD Close to Closson Chase Winery and Karlo Estate Winery. 25 acres of land, approx 12 acre workable. The rest is young bush and some marsh. Asking $129,900 MLS® 2120655

*Member of the Quinte and District Real Estate Board Inc.

Cheryl Griese, Broker

DIR: 613-922-7409 613-476-5900 www.greeza.com c.griese@hotmail.ca

Quinte Ltd., Brokerage


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476-7893

6 Talbot Street, Picton

www.thewoodcrafters.on.ca

Otto Buikema

Off: 613-476-3144 Fax: 613-476-2562 Cell: 613-967-9319 981 Cty Rd 8, Picton

otto@ottocarpentry.com

Feel free to visit our website - www.ottocarpentry.com

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This attractive stone-accented plan offers a supremely open layout. With a great use of space, the design aptly fits three bedrooms andtwo full baths on one floor, using less than 1,900 square feet. The island kitchen features extra counter space and casual seating. Headright to the private sleeping zone, where the master suite enjoys a luxurious bath with a bumpedout tub and dual vanities. The side-entry garage preserves curb appeal for a neighbourhood-friendly look. Square Footage: 1,883

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PRACTICAL STARTER HOME Square Footage: 1,883

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To see more details on this plan, visit www.selectfloorplans.ca/dfl and enter the plan number above. Use advanced search features to browse thousands of other home designs, including bungalow, twostorey, 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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WATERFRONT PRINYERS COVE

$369,900 Viceroy 3 bedroom home has open concept and unique design. Full finished basement, propane forced air heat, central air, rustic fireplace and sunny eat in kitchen. All rooms are cheerful and open. Nicely landscaped to natural beautiful shoreline with boathouse. Large harbour side deck. This home is priced to sell. MLS®2130667

WATERFRONT

MAIN STREET WEST To see more details CONDO on this plan, visit www.selectfloorplans.ca/dfl and enter the planLAKE number above. Use advanced search $239,900 Designed for comfort, convenience and home peacefuldesigns, life style.including $629,000 to browse thousands of other bungalow, two-storey, multi-level, and cottage homes.on Order b Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, brick andcountry vinyl bungalow Maintenance freeonline including removal, owners are to spend time orsnow call 1-800-663-6739 forfree more information on how order and plans. WesttoLake close to modify Wellington. Park like setting with 385 ft of waterfront. enjoying summer or head south for the winter. The 1 bedroom condo is Built approximately 25 years ago has 2 fireplaces - one gas, one wood, located in The Edward on Main Street in Picton which includes one parking partial basement with walk-out and attached double garage. Approx 2 acres with system. MLS® 2124799 space.DATE: Condo Fees : $257.28/mo. RELEASE February 18-24,MLS® 20122124767 DEISGN FORirrigation LIVING PLAN NO: WIDTH: 69' - 0"

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PRACTICAL STARTER HOME ©Copyright SELECT HOME DESIGNS

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SHOWCASE HOME

$889,000 This one comes with your own private harbour and separate boat launch! Executive 4 bedroom 4 bath brick home on 3.5 acres Perfect for entertaining with large formal dining room, spacious family room and separate billiard room. Swim Spa Pool for exercising is built into deck, beautiful cabana & gazebo & outdoor shower. 2 cottages and 2800 sq ft storage barn on professionally landscaped grounds. Call today - too many extras and features! MLS® 2127611

or toll free To see more details on this plan, visit www.selectfloorplans.ca/dfl and enter the plan number above. Use advanced search 1.877.476.0096 to browse thousands designs, including bungalow, two-storey, multi-level, and cottage country homes. Order blu Libby says... of other home Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9-5on how to order and modify plans. onlinealways or callinspires 1-800-663-6739 for more information “Spring us to get all those inside jobs finished BED & BREAKFAST so we can head outside.” $749,000 This historical home c 1865 features a two storey entrance bay as To see the Feature of the Week check out my web site: the focal point of the facade. Shows extraordinary Italinate Architecture www.pictonhomes.com Details, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 fireplaces and woodstove in library. Municipal To contact me, email: water. New high efficiency gas furnace installed and duct cleaning March elizabeth.crombie@sympatico.ca 2011. MLS® 2111566 Tradmarks owned or controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association. Used under licence.

WATERFRONT

WATERFRONT LAKE ONTARIO

$365,000 Excellent building lot in an area of impressive homes and pastoral landscape. Amazing views of Lake Ontario and famous Sandbank dunes. 3.24 acres with 190 ft of waterfront. Well being installed. Build the home of your dreams! MLS® 2125197

ENJOY LIFE

$234,900 The Victoria Grande model is a large corner suite with renovated kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & den. Located in The Milford this 2nd floor condo has 1,411 sq ft of living space. Life here is different, a friendly adult community allowing you to connect with your neighbours. Condo Fees : $368.30 MLS® 2124805

SUMMER HOLIDAY

$689,000 Create your summer holiday memories all year long! Enjoy the privacy and solitude this lovely waterfront property brings with it. Sit on the stone ledges of Shield rock as you look over the endless horizon of water. Gather families on the shaded waterfront lawns. But regardless of the season this idyllic setting inside and outside is the perfect place to host all your holidays all year long. MLS®2126055


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THE PICTON GAZETTE

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Affordable south facing 1 level home with 10 acres near beaches and wineries.

$239,900

A must see Century home with numerous original features near Sandbanks.

MLS®#:2127630 Terrific value in this quaint 1 1/2 storey home located in Picton.

$339,000

$199,000

MLS®#: 2126771 Spacious century home with large principal rooms in a great Wellington location.

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Charming 3 bdrm century home on quiet street in Picton.

$249,900

Spacious 2 bdrm bungalow with a large lot and detached garage close to Picton.

MLS®#: 2127444 Lovely 3 bdrm brick bungalow with an open concept. Only minutes to Trenton.

2 storey custom built home with endless water and sunset views

MLS®#:2122252

MLS®#: 2130259

$549,000

$269,000

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Upgraded 3 bdrm town house condo with numerous customized features in this end unit.

$99,000

Very neat and tidy 3 bdrm 2 storey home in Picton in a desired area over looking the harbour.

This beautiful, very spacious brick 2 storey home sits on a 2+ acre lot.

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Great opportunity for your new business venture in Bloomfield.

Spacious 3 bdrm bungalow with attached garage and 3+ acre lot.

Beautiful brick bungalow with a double lot on Otonabee River.

$479,000

$192,900

$349,000

MLS®#: 2130453

Panoramic Water views from this 3 bdrm all brick bungalow with full w/o basement.

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Well maintained bungalow on a 1+ acre lot. Close to Belleville on Massassauga Road.

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$69,900

OFFICE: (613) 399-2700

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An excellent 68 acre parcel just west of Highway 49. A great location with lovely views

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Bay of Quinte building lot with a great location on a quiet street.

$169,900

Waterfront

Enjoy a beautiful 2.90 acre Lake Ontario waterfront lot with a lovely treed perimeter.

$399,900

FAX: (613) 399-3372 TOLL FREE: (866) 399-9902

Come visit us at 294 Wellington Main Street and get your free Recycling boxes! If you are unable to make it into the office we can deliver within the county. While supplies last. NOT INTENDED TO SOLICIT PROPERTIES ALREADY LISTED FOR SALE.


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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* www.samsimone.com

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Wonderful opportunity to build your dream home in Waupoos. A quiet 2 acre lot with a drilled well (5 gpm) with waterview to Smith`s Bay. Great soil for grapes, market garden orchard. Walking distance to the Marina, close to seasonal restaurants, vineyards and cider company. 10 minutes to Picton. $109,000 MLS 2131005 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

W NE

This beautifully renovated home is located in a family friendly neighbourhood. Close to the elementary school, sports complex, Wellington Harbour, local restaurants and baseball park, making this location ideal for the young family. Extensive renovations include a new kitchen, new flooring and carpeting, new roof, updated bathrooms and a modern décor; move-in ready! The large yard with an above-ground pool, deck and fully landscaped gardens offer a beautiful entertaining area, or space to relax. Must see property with great value! $232,000 MLS 2130661 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

www.homeinthecounty.com

www.homeinthecounty.com

Step Above the Treeline! Opportunity awaits you in this newly renovated home, Young Family, Seasonal Resident, or FIRST TIME HOME BUYER, this property is not to be overlooked. Featuring 2 large Bedrooms and a Master with His and Her closets. Bright, Spacious Living Room and Kitchen, Fenced Backyard, New Siding, New Windows and Covered Veranda. This Smart looking home from the curb is complimented by Modern Finishes including Dark Hardwood floors on the main floor and Light Coated Hardwood on the upper level. Located close to all amenities, make Macaulay Village your next home. $144,900 MLS 2127193 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

The luxury of privacy and 2.96 acres on the edge of Picton! Set on a knoll back from the road with wonderful views. The house boasts, newer windows, electrical, offering lots of light, new kitchen, refinished floors, propane fireplace, hot tub on the rear patio. 3 bdrm, 2 bath with single car attached garage. For the handyman, artist or person who collects there is a spacious insulated barn/building and a pole barn for storage. Lovely wooded area on one side and views over fields from the rear. A great place to start and raise a family or a place to relax and be close to all but still not give up that special place in retirement. $342,900 MLS 2127470 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

www.homeinthecounty.com

www.robandkate.com

Elegant Town Hill living! Nestled in historic Picton within walking distance to all amenities, this exceptional condo unit has all the finishes and features you would ever need. With 1,675 square feet of living space on three floors, plus basement, arts and crafts-style inspired mouldings and staircase. Granite countertops throughout. Custom-designed 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. $525,000 MLS 2130709 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

FIRST TIME HOME BUYER? This property is not to be overlooked! Featuring 2 large Bedrooms and Master with His and Her closets. Bright, Oversized Living Room, Brand New Kitchen, Newer Siding, New Windows, Covered Front Porch and Side Door Entrance to the Mudroom. Light Hardwood flooring runs throughout the entire home with Tile in the Kitchen and Bathroom areas. Outside a beautiful mature tree on the property greets you to the front of the home while the backyard is ready to be landscaped to your desire. This particular offering includes four new appliances to get you on your way - Take a look Above the Treeline! $155,000 MLS 2127191 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

Enjoy panoramic water-views from almost every room in this executive home in an estate setting. 9 ft ceilings in lower level with large second master bedroom and walkout to the patio. Main living area, bright and spacious rooms with walkouts to the cedar deck. Custom kitchen, Diamastone countertops, stainless steel appliances, soft-closing drawers, an abundance of storage. Perfect for entertaining, kitchen opens up to large dining room with wall of windows and 20 ft ceilings. Open-concept into living room with pot lighting throughout, new heat producing fireplace with glass door and built-in screens. Private suite and two spacious bedrooms for guests and family. Treed ravine leads to water`s edge or drive to protected cove below. Walking trails and room for a pool and tennis court. Home is beautifully landscaped with extensive gardens. Impeccable home in a desirable location, only minutes to Picton and ten minutes to the 401. $750,000 MLS 2130425 Gaill Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

www.chestnutpark.com

www.robandkate.com

www.homeinthecounty.com

www.robandkate.com

Sales Representative

Gail Forcht Broker

W NE ICE PR

Quaint 1 ½ storey home with four original tin ceilings in great shape. 2 bedrooms spacious home within walking distance to all the shops and amenities in downtown Picton. Great starter home or investment! Large backyard and outbuildings. $153,900 MLS 2127090 Call for appt. now! Peter Lynch*

Ann Cooper

D

W NE

Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

www.homeinthecounty.com

Betty Burns

L SO

Outstanding 7.10 acre waterfront lot on Prince Edward Bay/Lake Ontario with spectacular views. Unbelievable opportunity to build your dream home! Drilled well on property. $225,000 MLS 2125327

Opportunity to make beautiful Waupoos the location for your dream home! 1 1/2 acres on the quiet, no exit `Captains lane`. Excellent soil for grapes, market garden, orchard growing. Waterview and a lovely stand of hardwood and softwood trees. 10 minutes to Picton, walking distance to the Marina and seasonal restaurants. Vineyards and cider company nearby. Drilled well with 4.5 gallon flow rate. $109,000 MLS 2131004 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

Office Manager Sales Representative

W NE

L SO

Charming century home on a quaint street in Bloomfield! Ideal area for permanent residence or weekend retreats, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with artisan shops close at hand, conveniently situated between Picton, Wellington, Wineries and the Sandbanks. Home exudes charms of character with original hardwood floors and updated stainless steel railing bars to contrast a modern-country feel. Ample space for daily living and entertaining is well laid out in the homes design. Enjoy laid back evenings on the front porch or take refuge in the spacious backyard with abundant green space. Two bedrooms, one bath, large family room, living room, and dining room with tin ceiling. Detached garage adds to home’s attractive exterior. You’ll love this adorable home and amazing location! $196,500 MLS 2131067 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

Laurie Gruer Sales Representative

Liz Jones

Sales Representative

Monica Klingenberg Peter Lynch Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Rob Plomer Sales Representative

Catherine Deluce Pres. & CEO Broker

Duane Russell Broker

Sarah Scott Sales Representative

Richard Stewart LLB

Sam Simone Sales Representative

Lori Slik

Sales Representative

Vise President Legal Counsel

The Time To Buy Is Now. The Place to Look Is In The Picton Gazette Prince Edward CountyÊs

SHOWCASE of HOMES

Kate Vader Sales Representative


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THE PICTON GAZETTE

102 Main Street, Picton

The Gold Standard in Prince Edward County $499,900

Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*

*Independently owned & operated

$160,000 MLS 2122401

$379,000 NEW LISTING MLS 2131009 WATERFRONT

MLS 2130013

$149,900 MLS 2127411

WWW.1363COUNTYROAD15.COM

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IDEALLY LOCATED

GREAT IN TOWN LOCATION

• CENTURY HOME CLOSE TO WINERIES, CIDER • QUIET STREET CLOSE TO HOSPITAL, COMPANY AND ARTISAN CHEESE FACTORY

• SURROUNDED BY MATURE PINE AND SPRUCE TREES • GREAT ROOM WITH STONE FIREPLACE • NEW FURNANCE AND OIL TANK (2012) • SOME NEW WINDOWS, NEW WATER SYSTEM • EXCELLENT STARTER HOME OR COULD BE

RENOVATED TO BECOME A DREAM COTTAGE

• A MUST SEE IN WAUPOOS

$389,900 MLS 2124674

PRIVACY YET CLOSE TO TOWN

• 5 AC. GARDEN SOIL • 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH HOME • FAMILY ROOM W/ FIREPLACE • WRAP-AROUND SUNDECK • DOUBLE CAR GARAGE • FULL BASEMENT • 1200 SQ. FT DETACHED STEEL • BUILDING INSULATED & HEATED

$139,900 MLS 2130451

FAIRGROUNDS AND THE SHOPS OF

MAIN STREET • CUTE SIDE-SPLIT, 3 BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS AND 1 DOWNSTAIRS • DINING AREA OFF OF THE KITCHEN • NEW LAMINATE FLOORING ON THE

Bill Goodman Sales Rep

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young Sales Reps.

www.thecountyfamilyteam.com thefamilyteam@gmail.com

• BAY OF QUINTE WATERFRONT • 1820 CENTURY HOUSE • 3 BEDROOMS/ 2 BATHROOMS • WIDE PLANK PINE FLOORING • TERRACED FLOWER BEDS • BALCONY OVERLOOKING PROPERTY • WALKOUT TO PATIO • GUEST HOUSE • ATTACHED SINGLE CAR GARAGE

$399,000

bill.goodman@century21.ca

MLS 2130397

MAIN LEVEL

WWW.914COUNTYRD35.COM • LEVEL WATERFRONT ON LONG REACH • 4 BEDROOMS & 2 BATHROOMS • WOODSTOVE & FIREPLACE • ONLY 10 MINS TO 401 OR PICTON • PEACEFUL SETTING / MATURE TREES • DEEP MOORING WATER FOR BOATS • ENJOY SPECTACULAR VIEWS • QUIET COUNTRY ROAD • PERFECT WEEKLY RENTAL / INVESTMENT

21 PHOTOS

PROPERTY

$95,000

MLS 2130406

$1,295,000 MLS 2122832

EAST LAKE WATERFRONT FARM • WWW.417COUNTYROAD11.COM • 80 AC FARM, 1200’+ USEABLE EAST LAKE W/F • C 1850'S BRICK HOME, BACK FROM THE

Carol Brough

Sales Rep. • LOVINGLY CARED FOR OVER THE YEARS • FEATURES UPDATED AMENITIES carolbroughc21@hotmail.com • ORIGINAL BAKER'S OVEN & FIELDSTONE F/P • ONLY 7 MIN TO PICTON, 3 MIN TO SANDBANKS PROV PARK ROAD

COUNTRY HOME ON 9 ACRES • IMPRESSIVE RANCH BUNGALOW Tracey Dickson • 2,000 SQ FT ON MAIN FLOOR Sales Rep • FINISHED LOWER LEVEL Direct: 613-403-7690 • ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE tracey.dickson@century21.ca • HARDWOOD FLOORS IN LR & DR Hugh Jackson • 4 BEDROOMS ON MAIN FLOOR • LARGE “COUNTRY EAT-IN” KITCHEN Broker Direct: 613-476-5026 h.jackson@sympatico.ca

• LOWER LEVEL REC RM, HOBBY RM, WORKSHOP

• LANDSCAPED GROUNDS PLUS SURFACED DRIVE & PARKING

$229,900 MLS 2120506

SITE FOR A NEW HOME • NEWLY CREATED BUILDING LOT • ESTATE SIZE - 15 ACRES • PRIVATE LOCATION • YEAR ROUND ROAD • SMALL SEASONAL STREAM • PARTIALLY WOODED • WELL INSTALLED WITH 8 GPM • IDEAL HOBBY FARM LOCATION • EASY ACCESS TO TRENTON & BELLEVILLE $44,000

MLS 2115206

$384,000 MLS 2122268

THE EDWARD

BUILDING LOT

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172 MAIN ST. PICTON

58 CTY RD 18, CHERRY VALLEY

AMENITIES • NEW CARPET, FRESH PAINT, • LOTS OF CLOSETS, LARGE LIVING/DINING ROOM • INCLUDES FRIDGE, STOVE, WASHER AND DRYER • DEEDED PARKING SPACE, ELEVATOR ACCESS • CONDO FEES INCLUDE WATER/SEWER AND CONVENIENT CHUTE FOR EASY GARBAGE REMOVAL • SITUATED ON THE THIRD FLOOR, ENJOY A WESTERLY VIEW OF DOWNTOWN

BOARD CEILINGS • MODERN CONVENIENCES AND TOUCHES • INCOME PRODUCING VACATION / RETIREMENT PROPERTY • INFO INSTANTLY: TEXT GOLD116 TO #33344 • 140’ X 311’ LOT INCL HOME & BARN/STUDIO • 3 FLOORS, LOTS OF LOFT SPACE • IDEAL FOR AN ARTIST AND STUDIO, WORKSHOP OR CONVERT IT TO A GUEST HOUSE

• MOST AFFORDABLE CONDO IN DOWNTOWN PICTON • BRIGHT, RENOVATED CENTURY HOME • BEAUTIFUL ONE BEDROOM, CLOSE TO ALL • RED PINE FLOORS, ORIGINAL TIN AND BEAD

$259,900 MLS 2126488

WWW.31LAKEST.COM

21 PHOTOS

• 2 STOREY, 4 BEDROOMS • TOTALLY UPGRADED IN 1989 • 2ND STOREY ADDED IN 1995 • BRIGHT, CHEERY HOME • ROOMS LARGE & SPACIOUS • OAK CABINETS IN KITCHEN • FULLY FENCED YARD • GARDEN PLOT, FISH POND • A PLEASURE TO SHOW

$199,900 MLS 2126795

Paul Gentile

Bev Skidmore

THEATRE

Broker

www.bevskidmore.com skidmore2100@yahoo.ca

Broker

• 1 BDRM PLUS DEN/BDRM • OPEN CONCEPT • GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, 9" CEILINGS • 4 PC BATH, SEPARATE SHOWER STALL • HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE • HIGH SECURITY BUILDING

$269,000

paul@paulgentile.ca

MLS 2124579

• LOVELY PRINYER`S COVE ESTATES • PREMIUM FRONTAGE, LOVELY CULDE-SAC LOCATION • WATER ACCESS & RESIDENCE BEACH NEARBY

• EXCELLENT BOATING, SWIMMING AND FISHING

• AREA OF NEWER HOMES

$254,900 MLS 2124952

REDUCED

WWW.3ROSSST.COM • FANTASTIC DOWNTOWN LOCATION • 6,300 SQ. FT. SPACE, 9' HIGH CEILINGS • PLUS 3,200 SQ. FT OPEN LOFT

21 PHOTOS

WITH WOOD FLOORS

• NEWER DOWNTOWN PICTON CONDO • LOW CONDO FEES WITH MANY INCLUSIONS • WALK TO RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, AND

21 PHOTOS

• POST AND BEAM, OPEN CONCEPT • ZONED CC-30, SEVERAL USES • ROOM TO PARK OVER 20 CARS • SELLER MAY HOLD FINANCING • LOT SIZE 64'X124', BORDERS PARK

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young Sales Reps.

www.thecountyfamilyteam.com thefamilyteam@gmail.com

PRETTY ON PAUL STREET

• PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY CENTURY HOME • COMPLETELY RENOVATED • CENTRALLY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF PICTON • EAT-IN KITCHEN, SEPARATE DINING ROOM, 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS • 2 VEHICLE DETACHED GARAGE • IN AN AREA OF FINE HOMES pat.bensonmoore@century21.ca • STEPS FROM THE THEATER, FINE DINING, LIBRARY, CHURCH, SHOPS AND THE PICTON BAY • 20 MIN FROM THE 401- 2 HOURS FROM TORONTO

Pat Benson Moore Sales Rep.

PICTON CHARMER

• FOUR LEVELS OF LIVING SPACE • 3 BEDROOMS, DINING AREA, FAMILY ROOM PLUS REC ROOM

• 2 'FREE STANDING' GAS FIREPLACES • 2 CAR GARAGE WITH PAVED DRIVE • LOVELY, PRIVATE LOT IN A GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD

Picton - 613-476-2100 Toll Free 1-866-294-2100

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 f RE/19

THE PICTON GAZETTE

1 Lake Street, PICTON, ON 613.476.5900

www.countyremax.com

QUINTE LTD. BROKERAGE Christine Henden

304 Main Street, WELLINGTON,ON 613.399.5900 or Toll Free 1.888.217.0166

Broker.

Cell: 613.967.9305 ChristineHenden.com

Mary Jane Mills

Broker

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.921.0028 mills2@sympatico.ca

$60,000

Lovely country setting, quiet road with 21 acres to build your dream home. Close to Picton and less than 20 minutes to 401. Some woods - corn crop on site. MLS 2130829 HERB PLIWISCHKIES

Sales Rep

Tony Scott Sales Rep

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

Very nice 1+ acre building lot in the quiet Hamlet of Cherry Valley. Just 10 minutes to Picton and 10 mins to the Sandbanks. MLS 2130280 RON & VERONICA NORTON

OPEN HOUSE

$144,900

2 bedroom bungalow on quiet street in Demorestville. 2 bedroom in-law suite w/ separate driveway and entrance, tenants paying $600/mth. MLS 2130272 MARY JANE MILLS

$159,000

Scenic rual waterfront estate lot. 5+ acre, 800 frontage. Central to Belleville and Picton. View of Muscote Bay and Big Island. Waterfront is marshy but lake access possible. MLS 2130066 HERB PLIWISCHKIES

SAT, MAR 2 12:30-2

Marc Ouellette

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

$69,000

$159,900

Great starter or retirement bungalow featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, partially finished basement, many newer windows, roof 2009, carport and fully fenced yard. Centrally located within walking distance to schools, shops, amenities and sits on a quiet east end street. MLS 2130679 TONY SCOTT

$181,000

10 LONDON AVENUE Affordable 4 bdrm, 2 bath family home just minutes from downtown Picton. Kitchen and dining room are open and airy with plenty of cupboard and counter space. Hardwood & ceramic flooring throughout the home. MLS 2130113 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$185,000

Great starter or retirement home in Picton within walking distance of downtown. 3 bdrms and 1 bath all on one level. Full unfinished basement with the potential of a 4th bdrm and good sized recroom. New furnace to be installed. MLS 2131003 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$199,000

Great fishing! Nice cottage on Muscote Bay. Minutes to Belleville & Picton. Quiet spot, year round road. Ideal rental property. Quick possession. $175/year road maintenance cost. MLS 2130906 HERB PLIWISCHKIES

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

Ron Norton Sales Rep.

$200,000

Brick Bugalow in the centre of Wellington, 5 min. walk to School, Community Centre, parks, beach, shopping and dining. Wellington & area has wineries, live theatre, golf Course, community events, great walking, cycling trail/routes. MLS 2130768 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$229,900

Everything has been updated in this 2 bed, 2 bath side split. Attached garage, and detached garage/workshop. Just on the outskirts of Picton. MLS 2126903 MARC OUELLETTE & COLLEEN GREEN

$204,900

QUIET PICTON NEIGHBOURHOOD! Tastefully updated, featuring two main-floor bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, formal dining area, living room & bright 4-season sunroom. Finished lower level offers spacious family room with wood-stove, bedroom/office, laundry & walk-out to back yard. MLS 2130730 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$259,000

Ontario Street Potential Duplex Classic. Red brick Century home, central Picton. Well maintained, many renovations & updates. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Lg principle rooms. Modern kitchen. Central air, gas f/p, family room, private deck area. Fenced back yard. Storage shed/workshop! Tastefully decorated. MLS 2130288 HERB PLIWISCHKIES

$219,900

`Rosemary Model` - 1060 sq ft. on the open concept main floor, full sized basement & attached garage as well. Perfect for the `empty nesters`. Enjoy all the amenities of town living. Walking distance to downtown core, theatres churches & shopping. Close to hospital, community services, parks, golf courses & walking trails. MLS 2130192 HERB PLIWISCHKIES

$279,000

Bay of Quinte views from your master bedroom, kitchen, front room and deck. 3 bedroom bungalow with newer kitchen. Exclusive use of waterfront across the road. MLS 2127465 MARY JANE MILLS

Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900 veronicanorton@bellnet.ca

Nick Hawryluk

Sales Rep.

$299,000

4 year old bungalow in trendy Wellington. Large eat in kitchen with centre island and sliding doors to south facing deck. Privacy fence surrounds the yard. MLS 2130091 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$299,000

5.75 ACRES - Glenora Rd. convenient to Picton & the Glenora Ferry, this charming home is in immaculate condition & features 2 large bedrooms, large bathroom, living room with fireplace, dining room, plus a full, high, basement – ideal hobbyspace or additional living areas. MLS 2127091 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

Sales Rep.

Donna Hawryluk Tel: 613.476.4920 Cell: 613.922.6205 donnah@remax.net

Herb Pliwischkies

$399,000

Featured in the Settler’s Dream is this 1800's 6 bedroom brick farmhouse on 27 acres + outbuildings. New roof in 2011. A rare gem. MLS 2126953 KEVIN GALE

$475,000

Century home completely redone from windows to hardwood floors, with a full front South facing veranda. Large country kitchen with centre island, separate dining room and 2 full baths. All of this sitting on six plus acres just 2 minutes from Picton. MLS 2130359 RON & VERONICA NORTON

Tel: 613.476.5399 Cell: 613.921.7441

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

OPEN HOUSE

$549,000

150ft Waterfront. Quality home on 2.2 acres, no expense spared to install the best systems. 3 bedrooms, vaulted great room, wall of windows overlooking the water, kitchen/dining combo, full, finished basement. Level sand beach, sheltered cove, perfect for swimming, fishing and kayak/canoe/boating! MLS 2130867 DARLENE ELDRIDGE & JIM WAIT

Jim Wait

Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900 jim.wait@remax.net www.loveprinceedwardcounty.com

$492,000

38 QUEEN ST BELLEVILLE Victorian beauty in Old East Hill Belleville, renovated for the modern family but with many original features. Private back garden with in-ground pool and enclosed porch. MLS 2127421 MARC OUELLETTE & COLLEEN GREEN

NEW

Sales Rep

Debbie McKinney

$319,000

3500 Sq. Ft. 25 yr old repair shop in the middle of Prince Edward County. Easy to heat, 14 ft ceiling in 1600 sq ft shop area, radiant ceiling heat with 13.5`wide x 12` high insulated door. MLS 2130509 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$319,000

3 bedroom raised bungalow on lovely 5 acre lot. Large open concept main floor, master bedroom with ensuite, full bath on lower level. Partially finished lower level has family room with pellet stove. MLS 2131031 MARC OUELLETTE & COLLEEN GREEN

SAT, MAR 2 1-3

Tel: 613.476.4920 Cell: 613.922.6205 nickh@remax.net

Sales Rep.

$279,000

Another price reduction! Can’t believe this is not sold. Solid 3 bed 2 bath home. This home is worth a visit. Vendor wants it SOLD. MLS 2130831 KEVIN GALE

NEW

Tel: 613.399.5900 ronnorton@bellnet.ca

Veronica Norton

$229,000

Great waterfront lot on beautiful East Lake just a few minutes walk to the Outlet Park with a great sand beach and campgrounds. MLS 2130188 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$599,000

145 acres agricultural land on Big Island. Fronts on North Big Island Road and Caughey Road. Enjoy the waterfront without the taxes! MLS 2126954 TONY SCOTT

Darlene Eldridge Broker

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900 jim.wait@remax.net www.loveprinceedwardcounty.com

$1,050,000

Completely updated bungalow with panoramic views of Waupoos Island, Smiths Bay & Lake Ontario. Features a loft and rooftop patio. Custom kitchen cabinets, and custom made 2 sided fireplace. MLS 2131020 MARC OUELLETTE & COLLEEN GREEN

Colin Henden Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.922.2251 colinhenden@remax.net

$499,900

1.5 yr old award winning custom built home, professionally designed & decorated. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. MLS 2130639 MARY JANE MILLS

PINERIDGE SUBDIVISION PHASE II We are ready to accept your reservations on Phase II, 46 lot development. Photo is taken from elevation on 2nd phase. Several builders to choose from. Builders terms available. Reserve your water view lot before they are gone. Call Herb for more details HERB PLIWISCHKIES

Bringing Buyers from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and across Canada to Vendors in the County!


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THE PICTON GAZETTE

The Benefits of Going Green

Interior Stylist Merola Tahamtan will guide you through staging and designing your home. 613-561-0244 merolatahamtandesigns@live.ca Twitter: @MerolaDesigns

Whether it’s your first home or your fifth, it’s the biggest investment you’re ever likely to make. One of the reputable agents in this section can help you find what you’re looking for!

The Picton Gazette

Prince Edward County’s

SHOWCASE

of HOMES

Home Buyers are looking for updated kitchens, gorgeous backyards, and open floor plans on the top of their wish lists, but making an emergence are those features of the eco-friendly home. Clearly, green living is something buyers and sellers are talking about, and will continue to grow with time, as you can see with the rise of solar panels on more and more homes. However, to some homeowners, the idea of going green is fraught with concerns about spending more as first thoughts often turn to the installation of expensive items like solar panels. And in some cases, they are correct; not all green updates make sense. Before you begin to make any changes, it is important to understand what prospective buyers want, and even so more important, what they are willing to spend on these green improvements. Buyers regard green improvements that make their home healthier, and more comfortable a wise purchasing decision. As well as upgrades that will save on operating costs. It is said the average household spends nearly $1,900. a year

HAY BAY 870 ft. of shoreline & 6.96 acres with 4-season cottage, lagoon & docks. Accessible by a year round maintained road. Lots of room for the whole family! $399,000 MLS 2125738

WELLINGTON Private setting just off Main St. ‘Tip top’ condition – inside & out. Offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large principal rooms. Great home for entertaining! $299,900 MLS 2131142

WELLINGTON – CLOSE TO LAKE! This recently rejuvenated century home is ‘new’ from the walls in – now has gas hot water radiant floor heating, on-demand hot water, lovely kitchen overlooking eating area, living room & family room, 3 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms. $235,000 MLS 2127158

Located close to Village of Milford, this brick home is situated on a nicely-treed lot. Features spacious living spaces, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, mudroom & sunroom with walk-out to deck as well as a large attached garage. $299,000 MLS 2130332

COLIN HENDEN Sales Rep.

613.922.2251

Cell: colinhenden@remax.net

CHRISTINE HENDEN Broker

613.967.9305

Cell: henden@sympatico.ca

on utility bills, water and energy-efficiency are tangible benefits that are easy to measure. In fact, a green home can cut consumers’ bills by 25 percent! Buyers may be more willing to spend on an energyh R efficient home because they A know that they will be savw s ing money on operating costs in the long run. So where do you start? The internet is full of suggestions of making your home more energy efficient with products and appliances that can help reduce high energy bills, improve comfort and lessen the environmental impact. As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. An inefficient heating system not only leaves your pockets empty, it leaves your family shaking cold during the winter months. If your heating system is twentyfive years old, it may be time to replace it. While installing a new high-efficiency furnace may cost you a few thousand dollars, it’s an update that buyers will appreciate in the purchase of their home. It’s an update that they don’t need to do while first moving into a home. Other, smaller improvements include installing a programmable thermostat, which can save up to $150 per year. There are some clever thermostats available that work with your schedule and turn on prior to your returning home, or can be adjusted through your smart phone. Another competitive edge a seller can give their home against other homes on the market is upgrading

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showerheads, toilets, and sinks that are 20 years or older. Upgrades such as lowflow toilet can also trim about $90 a year off a water bill. Most buyers appreciate appliances in the sale of their home. Appliances account for nearly 13 percent of a household’s energy costs, with refrigeration, cooking and laundry at the top of the list. Consider energy-star appliances which use far less energy than older models. Not only does this appeal to the green buyer, but as well as cosmetically in the viewing of your home. Seal air leaks around windows and doors to prevent energy losses. Replace old light bulbs with energy star- qualified bulbs. Consider planting trees near windows to provide shade, reduce the need for interior cooling. If your home is currently on the market, or if you’re getting ready to put it on the market, it is important to do everything you can to give it a competitive edge. Selecting some, or all, of these ecofriendly home improvements can give buyers peace of mind knowing they won’t have to invest time and money in putting together and operating a more efficient, lower impact, more comfortable home. Merola Tahamtan is an Interior Stylist in Home & Business Design, Home Staging, Painting and Window Treatments. I can get you one step closer to the home of your dreams. You can reach me at 613-561-0244 merolatahamtandesigns@live.ca or stop by my office in the Lenadco Building.

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Dukes lined up for playoff opener tonight in Kingston Abrams downplays rivalry with first-round foes from Kingston Jason Parks

Staff writer

Don't try to tell Wellington Dukes coach and general manager Marty Abrams that there is any type of special hatred or loathing reserved by his club for the Kingston Voyageurs. Abrams made it quite clear that in spite of the upcoming quarterfinal series between his club and the darlings of the Limestone City, the Wellington Dukes have one team and one team only in their heart when it comes to rivalries. “Our main rival is Trenton. The idea that there's a rivalry between Kingston and Wellington is completely driven by one side and that's Kingston,” Abrams said this week. The Dukes bench boss figures that as his club has had exponential success (both playoff and otherwise) over the past decade, the club has picked up several rivalries that were built up by the opposing team. “In speaking with (former Cobourg Cougars coach) Wayne Marchment, he was saying that we were their main rivals and that it was intense every time we played them. We've had series with Markham and Aurora and some people have tried to call those teams our rivals. As you are successful, you generate more enemies. It doesn't matter who we would have

starting Point Dukes forward Cam Nicoll steps in to win a faceoff during a recent home game against the Newmarket Hurricanes. His coach, Marty Abrams, says the Dukes are more concerned with executing their game plan and winning than the team they are playing, be they declared rivals or not. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

played this first round, someone would have tried to call it a rivalry. We aren't too wound up about that, we are wound up with trying to win games,” Abrams stated. Playing the Vees in the first round is akin to play-

ing the Cougars or the Lindsay Muskies said the coach. “I've had a lot more games against (Lindsay head coach) Paul Matucci that were heated and intense then I've had against Kingston,” said Abrams. “We just go for-

ward and if (the Vees) need to do that to sell tickets then that's what they need to do.” In terms of upending the third-seeded Vees, the sixth-seeded Dukes are going to need their special teams to come through. On the penalty kill, that

should not be a problem for Wellington. With the second-best penalty killing unit in the OJHL, Wellington has done a fine job calmly erasing most infractions handed their way. However, even with a

success rate of 88.9 per cent, limiting Kingston's power-play opportunities will be a key factor. “I think for us, we need to stay out of the penalty box and need to limit their power-play time. Their power play carried them over the past 12 games (in which the Vees won 10 games) and we've identified that,” Abrams said. On the flip side, Wellington's power play has been a sore spot all season and will need to come through for the locals if they have any shot at an upset. Worst in the OJHL at 13.8 per cent, Abrams said the Dukes need to keep it simple when they get the man advantage. “We need our power play to deliver at the right time and the fact we've won 29 games in an unbelievably competitive conference with a non existent power play, is really staggering,” Abrams said. “We worked on it more this season then the last 12 years and guys are trying to over think it. We need to put pucks on net, drive to those dirty areas and keep it simple.” The series kicks off tonight in Kingston at 7 p.m. And Wellington hosts Game 2 Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. The rest of the series is scheduled as follows: Game 3 @ Kingston Sun. March 3 at 5 p.m., *Game 4 @ Wellington Tues. March 5 at 7:30 p.m., *Game 5 @ Kingston Thurs. March 7 at 7 p.m., *Game 6 @ Wellington March 8 at 7:30 p.m. And *Game 7 @ Kingston Sunday March 10 at 3 p.m. *If necessary.

Wellington shuts down Whitby 3-0 to end regular season on winning note Netminder Lavigne sharp when needed to turn away 24 Fury shots in shutout Jason Parks

Staff writer

In terms of a regular season capper, you would be hard pressed to beat the Wellington Dukes 3-0 win over the Whitby Fury on Friday night. Wellington (29-22-4) was sound defensively, limiting the Fury to just 24 shots on Dukes rookie starter Hayden Lavigne, who picked up his fourth shutout of the season. The Dukes now head into their playoff series against the Kingston Voyageurs on the heels of a win and Wellington coach and general manager Marty Abrams is pleased the club is playing with some positive momentum. “We came in after the

first period and said 'Let's erase that 20 minutes' and we played a real solid playoff-style game after that,” Abrams said. “We kept our mistakes to a minimum, did a good job at limiting their chances, and when we did break down, Hayden was there for us.” Neither team was able to generate much offence in the first as the shots favoured the Fury 7-5. But in the second, the Dukes unleashed a barrage of 24 pucks at Whitby starter Josh Hickey and the locals would get all the offence they would need. Rookie Joe McKeown bagged his ninth of the season on the power play at 1:56 and that goal would stand up as the game winner.

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Captain Jan Kaminsky converted a Spencer Turcotte feed in the last half of the period to ensure the Dukes had a two goal cushion going into the final frame. In the third in what was his final regular season junior hockey game, Craig Campbell bagged his 31st of the campaign thanks to a nice Brody Morris pass at the 15:46 mark. The game proved to have a little bit of old and a little bit of new to it. In goal, the youngster Lavigne (9-7-1, 2.48 GAA, 0.922 SP) showed why he's been garnering serious NCAA interest as of late. “He's had a great season,” Abrams said. “That's a a stellar season for a 16 -

year-old goalie in our league and he's going to be fine in whatever route he chooses.” On the other end, Campbell continued to elevate his NCAA stock. A two-year OJHL veteran, the Strathroy native has put together a standout season for Wellington in spite of a serious shoulder injury that shelved him for all of December. In his final 45 OJHL regular season games, Campbell potted 31 goals and added 23 assists for 54 points. Those stats tell part of the story, but Abrams will tell you the rest.

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Wed. March 13th, 2013 Doors open 1:30pm Cost is $6.00 per person Stay for Coffee, Tea & Treats (Take out available) Homemade Baked Goodies Delicious Turkey Pies Treasures New & Old Reservations Jen 613-476-3763 The Marysburgh Mummers Present

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Dance * Acting * Singing MARCH 11 - MARCH 15 9 am to 3 pm Mt Tabor Community Playhouse Cost: $50. $35. for additional members of the Immediate family Information: Carlotta Rutledge 613 476-2312 E-mail: thesinger@kos.net www.mummers.ca

BENEFIT DANCE for

Susan & Marvin McKee Friday, March 8 Elks Hall, Picton Potluck dinner starts at 6pm Dance & Silent Auction to follow Donations at the door

CARDS OF THANKS

The family of Sidna F. McKenzie would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for their expressions of sympathy, cards, flowers, food, donations to charity, and prayer at our time of loss. We would especially like to thank Bethesda WA for their kindness, and Martha and family for many years of friendship. Thank you, Harold. When my late husband and I started talking about retirement we both agreed on the County. My family all lived the other side of the ferry but still we decided on Picton because of the hospital. Leon didn't use the hospital until 2 weeks before his death, but I use it regularly due to some health issues I have. My first visit to Picton hospital was February 2001, I awoke to see the smiling faces of Leon and nurse Marg Easterbrook. I don't remember all the nurses names along the way but they have all been so wonderful both in Picton and in Belleville. Let's support our nurses. Shirley Kay.

Thank You to everyone who did such wonderful things for me when I was sick in K.G.H. and when I returned home for Garry and I. They are too numerous to mention. Since I cannot mention everyone, I'll thank everyone as a group. Sincerely, Vaunga Foster

MEMORIAM

FOUND

The family of Mike Bolton would like to thank all of our wonderful family and friends for their support during Mike's brief illness and the time since his passing. Your cards, notes, flowers, donations of food, telephone calls and hugs have meant so much during this very difficult time. To the nurses of PECMH ER, thank you for your exceptional care and making sure you kept our spirits up during a long difficult day. To Brandi, thank you for your expressions of care and concern. To Dr. Colby, a big thanks for making the right decision and making sure Mike's journey to KGH was a safe one. To Jennifer, our wonderful Paramed nurse, thank you for your gentle touch and words of wisdom and to the PSW's, thank you for everything you did for Mike during his brief sojourn at home - it would not have been possible without you. To Dr. Hawyard-Stewart and Cathy, thank you for being there for us. To the guys at Whattam's Funeral Home, thank you for helping and encouraging Erin and I to think "outside the box" so that Mike's final great adventure would be a reflection of him. To Padre Stan, thankyou for your kind words and beautiful spirit. To all of you, your kindness will never be forgotten. Janice and Erin.

DICKSON- Kevin Robert April 1, 1964-February 27, 2011 Too late I searched for you, my son But our glad reunion was not to be. Too soon your life on earth was done But we shall meet in eternity. Forever in my broken heart. Irene FROST-HINEMAN, Velma, May 15, 1933 - February 27, 2003 We cannot control the movement of time Or the destinies of those we love But we can take comfort in knowing That those who have lived in our hearts are never really gone For as long as we keep them with us, in our hearts and our thoughts, they will be with us always. For love which is timeless, never ceases to exist. Love forever, David. HENNESSY- Merton Stillman. August 1919-February 2012. Gone from sight But not our hearts. With hope and faith We will meet again someday. Love always & forever Larry & Jeanne, grandchildren, Danielle & Steve, Amy & Domingo, Chris & friend, Amber & Kevin, Tony & Elaine, Wayne & Tara and great grandchildren Dustin, Cheyanne, Brody, Joshua, Amedia & Sabinia.

In loving memory of our beloved son, KEVIN ROBERT DICKSON April 1st, 1964 - February 27th, 2011

Our son Kevin was an answer to prayer. (1st Samuel 1 verse 27). The Lord blessed us with a gift of a baby boy who brought us much joy. His loving and caring ways, and sense of humor endeared us to him. His passing has left such a void in our lives that only he could fill. We miss him more than words can tell. Mum & Dad “The Weaver” My life is but a weaving Between my Lord and me, I cannot choose the colours He worketh steadily. Ofttimes He weaveth sorrow, And I, in foolish pride Forget He sees the upper And I, the underside. Not till the loom is silent And the shuttles cease to fly Shall God unroll the canvas And explain the reason why. The dark threads are as needful In the Weaver’s skillful hand As the threads of gold and silver In the pattern He has planned. Author Unknown

MEMORIAM

10 Years Since You Left Us

In loving memory of our dear mother,

VELMA IRENE FROST-HINEMAN

May 15, 1933 - February 27, 2003

Things we feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say, Dearest Mom, we loved you In a very special way. No one knows how much we miss you No one knows the bitter pain We have suffered since we lost you, Life has never been the same. In our hearts your memory lingers Sweetly, tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear mother That we do not think of you. Loved and remembered always by your twins Peter & Penny and their families.

DEATHS

LOCKE, Dorothy Marie

May 15th, 1933 - February 27th, 2003

LOST FRIDAY Feb. 15 at the Salvation Army Dinner, black leather jacket with my keys in the pocket. If found please call 613-476-3201 to return. REWARD.

CARD OF THANKS

MEMORIAMS

Hineman-Frost-Holmes, Velma Irene

LOST

CHECK OUT the lost & found box at the Picton Gazette, many sets of keys and glasses, 267 Main Street Picton. FEMALE CAT, short haired, grey/cream colour, chubby, very friendly, Cherry Valley area. 613885-2909. GREY TABBY cat, 4 white paws, young neutered male, reflective blue collar, Skiffcove Rd. Wellington. 613-885-2909. LONG HAIRED orange male tabby cat, not neutered, whereing a red harness, found on Cty Rd. 8 613-885-2909.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Ten years ago today God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me” With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay. Not a day passes that we don’t wish we could see you just one more time, For all we want is to see your struggle over and you back in your prime. Those joyous days filled with cards and laughter, We will remember them forever and after. The lessons you taught us will never be forgotten, As for those days I spent with you were the best present I have gotten. The strength and determination you possessed I wish I could borrow, The challenges and struggles you had throughout your life taught us all to never give up. You gave us determination to always go on and fight through the tough times. As we talk to you at the graveside we feel your heart break and hear your teardrops fall when we talk about the many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren that are growing up so fast, mising you. Your compassion and empathy towards others, even when you were at your worst, has been instilled in each of us to be better, do better. You are in our heats, always love, never forgotten and sadly missed. Your daughter Daphne, Brad and son Patrick, your many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  

MEMORIAM

DICKSON - In memory of my brother, Kevin Robert Dickson, who passed away 2 years ago on February 27, 2011. B Benevolent, friendly and generous, even though he didn’t have much R Reliable, could always count on him for a helping hand O Optimistic, had a faith and hope that things would work out T Talented, had a skill and cleverness in many things H Humorous, always had a way of making me laugh E Enthusiasm, about everything he did R Remember always a great brother, son, uncle nephew and friend, you will be in our hearts and minds till we meet again. Love always, Colleen, Owen, Ashleigh and Jordan

Passed away peacefully on Saturday February 23rd, 2013 at the Hastings Manor, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of John Locke for 62 wonderful years. Dear daughter of the late Frank and Marguerite Pringle. Loving mother of Robert (Sue), Peter (Mae), and Mary Ann Locke (Benoit). Proud granny of Eric, Marc, Jeffrey and Andrew. Dear sister of Don Pringle (Bev). Ever loved by her nieces, nephews, and many friends. The family will receive friends at the John R Bush Funeral Home 80 Highland Ave. Belleville 613-9685588 for a memorial visitation on Wednesday February 27th, 2013 from 7-9pm. A private service will be held on Thursday February 28th, 2013. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

DODSON, Ray

Ray Dodson died at age 82 on Monday February 11th 2013 at the Valley Manor Nursing Home in Barry’s Bay Ont. following a lengthy illness. His loving family surrounded him. He leaves his wife of 62 years Florence, his children Michael and Lynda, their spouses Elizabeth and Bruce and grandsons Ben and Jordan. Ray spent his first 50 years in Toronto where he raised his family and worked as a foreman for CP Rail. He then moved to Bloomfield where he worked and lived at Wesley Acres Camp. For years he was a member of PEC Free Methodist Church. He and Florence enjoyed many winters in Florida and summer adventures in their camper. The last 6 years of his life were spent in Killaloe, Ont. Many will remember Ray for his sense of humour and frequent volunteer work. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Picton.

DEATHS

DEATHS

GINGRICH, The Reverend J. David

Peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones, on Monday, February 18th, 2013. Susan Keller of Bloomfield, at the age of 67. A celebration of Susan’s life will be held in the Baxter Building (Bloomfield) on Saturday April 6th, 2013 at 1 p.m. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Bloomfield Centre for Creativity would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only, please). The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Hospice Prince Edward Palliative Care team. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. On-line donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

On Sunday, February 24th, 2013, Dave entered into and received the total fullness of his covenant blessing. Much loved husband of Marg. Honoured and loved father of three wonderful daughters, Michelle and her husband Raphaël Srawley, Melissa and her husband Brent Ward, and Meghan and her husband Howard Black. Grandpa and “hero” to Jonah, Emily, Ethan, Judah, Juliette, Zachary, Mélodie, Leia and Liam. Brother to Rick and his wife Sue. Much loved and respected spiritual father to many sons and daughters around the world. Former pastor of First Baptist Church, founder of Sonrise Christian Academy, and President of Gospel Crusade of Canada. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at First Baptist Church, Picton on Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Officiated by Dave’s long time friend, Pastor Dennis Pringle. Spring interment at Quaker Cemetery, Bloomfield. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to Gospel Crusade of Canada which will benefit Le Petit Bouquet des Enfants Orphanage in Haiti. (Cheques only please). The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, March 1st from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from noon until time of service. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. On-line donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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GROOT-NIBBELINK, W. Bernard

Taken home by his Lord at Kentwood Park on Monday February 25, 2013, Bernard Groot-Nibbelink, of Bloomfield, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Grada. Dear father of Bill and his wife Tena of Frankford, Eric and his wife Carolyn of Dorchester, and Elna of Bloomfield. Cherished Opa to Sarah Joy, Nathan, Christy, Jenica, Michelle and Carissa and his great grandson Jonathan. Mr. Groot-Nibbelink is resting at, the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service will be held in the Bethany Christian Reformed Church (Bloomfield) on Friday, March 1st, at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Jake Kuipers officiating. Entombment Glenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Sonrise Christian Academy would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only, please). Friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. “We will always love him” On-line donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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KELLER, Susan Margaret

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MORAND, Eileen

At Hallowell House on Tuesday February 19th, 2013. Eileen Morand, formerly of Picton and Fergus, at the age of 79. Beloved wife of Ken. Loved mother of David, Heather and her husband Dale and Yvette and her husband David. Proud Mama of Emily, Sheldon, Gavin, Reid and Kristen.  Remembered by her aunt Norma and cousins Glenys and Ann, all of the U.K. Special thanks to the staff of Hallowell House for their wonderful and compassionate care. A celebration of Eileen’s life was held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario on Tuesday February 26th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiated. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Guelph Wellington or Alzheimer Society Canada would be appreciated by the family. On-line donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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OFFICIAL NOTICE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and OTHERS IN THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH MARIASH, DECEASED All persons having claims against the Estate of Joseph Mariash, late of the County of Prince Edward and Province of Ontario, who died on or about February 5th, 2013 are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before Monday, April 1st, 2013, after which date the aforementioned Estate will be distributed by the undersigned having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED: 13 February 2013 MATHERS LAW OFFICE Shelagh M. Mathers Barrister and Solicitor Suie 4, 6 Talbot Street Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Solicitor for the Estate


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

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2013-CSF-10 Request for Proposal for Project Management Services

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The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward requires the services of a Project Manager to oversee site evaluation site selection through to construction completion for 2 New Fire Stations. Submission Requirements may be obtained from the Purchasing Department at 280 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Picton Ontario K0K 2T0 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time Monday to Friday. Submissions must be delivered to the Clerks Department, Upper Level, 332 Main Street, Picton Ontario, K0K 2T0 by: 2:00 p.m. (local time) March 20th, 2013 All projects out for competition have been posted on the internet website: http://www.pecounty.on.ca/purchasing.html

Request for Tender Grass Cutting - County Facilities 2013-EDW-09 Tenders, submitted in a sealed envelope will be received by the Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, 3rd Floor, 332 Main Street, Picton Ontario K0K 2T0 until: 2:00 p.m. (local time) March 14th, 2013 This Tender is based on the provision of Grass Cutting services for the next three years commencing May 2013. Tender documents may be obtained from the Purchasing Department located at 280 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Picton Ontario, K0K 2T0, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time, Monday to Friday. All tenders have been posted on the County website: www.pecounty.on.ca The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward reserves the right to accept to reject any tender and also reserves the right to accept any tender other than the lowest tender.

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AT 9:30 A.M. ANNUAL SPRING CONSIGNMENT AUCTION DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Early consignments to this annual spring sale include: David Brown 1200 2WD tractor/cab & loader, New Holland 311 square baler with # 70 thrower, New Holland 185 tandem axle spreader with top beater, New Holland 791 tandem axle spreader with top beater, Bobcat 3PTH 6 ft. box scraper, Agro Trend model FU84 3PTH 7 ft. snow blower, 6 ft. multi-purpose wagon with 4 wheel steering, 60 ft. flex auger, two 4â&#x20AC;? grain augers, Mastercraft variable speed 36â&#x20AC;? bed wood lathe. 2 thickness planers. Floor model drill press. New sawzall. Router & table. Mortise & tenon. Biscuit machine. Tool boxes. Qty. of red clover seed. N.B. Tools will be sold on a first come first sold basis. We are limiting the number of tools selling this year. Machinery is now arriving daily. Consign now to take advantage of the advertising opportunity. Contacts: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON @ 613-969-1033

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Delay may impact board’s budget process Late announcement could make June 30 deadline tight Jason Parks

Staff writer

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. is distributed free to subscribers. Not all of the information used in this farm calendar is supplied by the electronic bulletin.

Ontario Forage and Livestock Transportation Assistance Initiative - This AgriRecovery initiative is available for certain Ontario livestock producers who are facing severe forage shortages due to the dry weather in summer, 2012. Details and applications are now available for all eligible producers on www.agricorp.com. The deadline to apply is March 22, 2013. Producers are encouraged to submit forms online for more efficient processing and to avoid incomplete applications. Producers can also submit paper forms by mail, fax or in person. For more information, visit http://www.agricorp.com/enca/Programs/AgriRecovery/Forage-Livestock-Transportation/Pages/Overview.aspx or call Agricorp’s Customer Care Centre at 1-888-247-4999. Dairy Cow Manure Visual Evaluation for Ration

Adjustment, Mario Mongeon, Livestock Specialist, OMAFRA - Evaluating a dairy cow’s output can provide you with valuable input for optimizing feed efficiency and animal health. Her manure can indicate the condition of her rumen and intestine to help identify potential problems. Regularly taking just a few minutes to look at your cows’ manure can unearth clues about whether they are eating properly. Manure texture, colour and content can provide key information. To read the full article, please visit: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/dairy /facts/info_rumdec2012.htm.

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A possible delay in the Ministry of Education's release of the Grants for Students Needs funding formula could have an impact on the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board's budget development process. In a 2013-2014 budget timeline update, superintendent Dave Rutherford told school board trustees Monday evening that in order to meet the June 30 deadline in which all school boards in Ontario must submit a balanced budget proposal, the GSN funding announcement should be released by March 31. However, Rutherford and senior staff are anticipating a one to two-week delay by the province in releasing the formula which helps board administration pin down approximately how much to expect in terms of per-pupil funding. Rutherford said the delay will “really push us” in terms of delivering a balanced budget prior to the June

deadline. The board has overcome delays before as last year's funding formula was slow coming from the Ministry but the board was still able to set its $192 million budget prior to the deadline.

COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT

The board is inviting community members and parents to have their say next month. The Board is hosting a series of meetings throughout the region in late March designed to actively engage and seek input from interested parties. Locally, the meeting in Prince Edward County will be held at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute on Tuesday, March 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are a part of the Board's Achievement in Motion (AIM) System plan. Board spokesperson Kerry Donnell said Historically, direct input from community members and parents have been minimal.

Return to region a highlight for McGall

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From 1983 to 2002, McGall worked for the HamiltonWentworth District School Board in a variety of roles including teacher, department head, vice-principal and principal. He was active in the leadership development program in Hamilton, and was chair of the governance committee responsible for combining policies when Hamilton and Wentworth amalgamated. McGall returned to the Quinte area in 2002 to become principal at Quinte Secondary School. In 2004 he was appointed to superintendent of curriculum and schools, followed by a 2007 appointment to superintendent of human resources and schools, where he served until his aforementioned promotion. Board chair Dwayne Inch said it was with mixed emotions that he accepted

McGall's letter of intention Monday evening. Both county residents have formed a unique bond over the past two years that's evident to most observers of the board. Inch called McGall a true friend and mentor to himself and all the trustees. “Rob McGall is a champion for public education and our school board,” Inch said. “We appreciate all he has done for us, he has been a man of his word, and has gotten us to the goals we've aimed at and direction we want to be in.” McGall joked and said he was pleased that the trustees had accepted his notice as he was told by his wife not to come home without it being accepted. “So I get to go home after the meeting,” he laughed. McGall said he has enjoyed and cherished his 30 years in public education that can be divided

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“Yet, parents/guardians are essential partners who play an important role in students being successful at school and in students becoming contributing citizens,” Donnell said. The meetings will have two goals: to provide an opportunity for trustees and school superintendents to meet and engage parents and community members and to have a voice in school board planning by learning about the 2012-2013 district priorities providing input on the 2013-2014 district priorities; and commenting as to whether the school board is on the right track, what it should start doing, stop doing and/or continue doing. “We are a public board and we are a service organization to students. we want public input on where we are going. We want to know what the public feels are priority items are are we on the right track and it can range from programming to facility use and beyond,” she said. Foe more information on the series of meetings, visit www.hpedsb.on.ca.

into two sections-his time with the Hamilton-Wentworth board and his final 11 years with the local board. The Belleville native called it a very special opportunity to return to the Quinte area and was happy that the board granted him the ability to be a principal at Quinte Secondary School, a learning institution McGall attended as a youth. In terms of his time with the senior administration team, McGall said he would look back with pride at the goals and accomplishments reached by the board. “I'm proud of the work we've been doing as a school board” McGall told trustees and senior staff. “We are a service organization that has a focus on students and we try the best to provide the best programs in spite of the challenges we and all other school boards face as they relate to finances and declining enrollment.” Finalizing, McGall said he appreciated the trustees sincerity and clear commitment to public education and thanked the senior team for their talents, professionalism and commitment. The board is expected to discuss McGall's forthcoming departure and the need for a new director in upcoming meetings.

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net-front frenzy Geoff Cleminson of the Picton Pirates gets a backhand shot off on Amherstview Jets goal-

tender James Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Andrea during the first period of Game 2 of Empire league semi-final action last Thursday. The Pirates took at 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 win while Cleminson recorded a goal and an assist in the blowout win over the Jets. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

the final frame. Bolton and Kearns would score in the third while Dan Chadwick and Brandon Gilmour answered for Amherstview, but Picton took the 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0 series lead. Game 3 saw the Pirates again get the early lead. With Chadwick in the box for hooking veteran Pirates forward Brian Bunnett fired home a powerplay goal to make it 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0. At 9:22 Bunnett took the puck from Kenny Murduff and Levi George and doubled the lead. Jesse Stone's power-play tally at 13:03 cut the lead in half, but three minutes later Bunnett completed the hattrick and the Pirates took a 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 lead into the second. Woodward said Bunnett's presence give the Pirates, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a whole new dimension.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;He's a big a big power forward with high-end skill. He has a ton of experience playing in the Royal Bank Cup with the Wellington Dukes,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He brings a lot of leadership to the table and he was a dominant player (in Game 3). He wouldn't be denied.â&#x20AC;? The shots were close in the second period with Picton holding a slight 12-11 advantage but, despite some chances, neither team found the back of the net in the middle frame. The next goal didn't come until the dwindling minutes of the third when Cassidy Bruni made things interesting with an Amherstview goal at 18:26. The Pirates didn't roll over though. Under a minute later Smith restored the two-goal cushion and Picton took a commanding three-game lead in the series.

Napanee hires former Duke to coach

Longtime junior hockey fans in the area might see a familiar face on the bench when the Napanee Raiders visit the Picton Pirates next season. The Raiders announced Tuesday night that they had hired former Wellington Dukes forward Mike Hartwick as the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new head coach. Hartwick had skated with the Dukes as a 15-year-old in the 19891990 season before going on

to a three-year OHL career with Hamilton, Guelph, Windsor, and Ottawa, then a stint as a professional in Germany. Hartwick now teaches in Napanee. Joining him on the bench will be Randy Holmes, a former Kingston Voyageur with a lengthy pro hockey playing resume, and returning assistant coach Scott Slack. -Staff

There weren't any nerves before Game 4 in Amherstview, said Woodward. He said it's a veteran group with plenty of playoff experience under their belts. He said the game plan didn't change for Game 4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tried to play a hardworking, simple road game and I thought we had maybe out best effort of the

series,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amherstview battled hard. When you have a team with their backs against the wall, they're going to throw everything they've got at you and they did just that early on.â&#x20AC;? It was a tight first period with no scoring and each team registering nine shots on goal. Both teams looked to limit mistakes and the

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The Picton Pirates have swept their semifinal series with the Amherstview Jets and will head to the Empire final for the third time in as many seasons. The series continued Thursday night with Game 2 where the Pirates' offence took charge in an 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 win. Game 3 on Saturday saw Picton take a three-game series lead with a 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 victory before the Pirates capped the series with a 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 rout over the Jets on Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's always nice to close a team off on their ice and get the series out of the way,â&#x20AC;? said Pirates coach and general manager Ryan Woodward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives us an opportunity to rest and prepare.â&#x20AC;? Despite the results, Woodward said, it was a tough series. He said Amherstview battled hard each game and forced the Pirates to be their best. Game 2 started off on a positive note for the Pirates. Tyler Kearns stole the puck from an Amherstview defender before firing a short past goaltender James D'Andrea to get a lead at 2:52 of the first. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tyler Kearns has been fantastic in the first round. He's a playoff-type player. His line with Evan Greer and Cole Bolton was strong for us in all four games and really led the way at both ends of the ice,â&#x20AC;? Woodward said. Woodward said the team's ability to jump on the gas quickly in games comes from preparation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They come to the rink understanding they have a job to do and getting early momentum is important,â&#x20AC;? he said. The slim lead held until late in the period when the Pirates capitalized on another chance. Brian Bunnett scored at 18:51 off a feed from Eric Hayes and Geoff Cleminson. Evan Greer added another five minutes into the second period, but seconds later Brett Yake got the Jets into the game with an answer goal. Just over a minute later Mitchell Smith deflated the Jets with a shorthanded marker, but again Yake answered with a powerplay goal. Cleminson restored Picton's three-goal lead with a nice move in tight at 11:54. Jacob Panetta added a power-play goal in the final minute of the second to make it 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 heading into

Pirates were rolling and Murduff restored the twogoal lead at 8:53. Greer added a second goal at 18:22 of the second and Bolton scored the lone goal of the third on the power play to ice the series in four games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didn't feel any pressure. The pressure was on Amherstview and they tried to open things up a little bit,â&#x20AC;? Woodward said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were solid in the first period and had lots of opportunities to score, but their goaltender D'Andrea played great. He was very good in all four games.â&#x20AC;? The Pirates will be facing the Port Hope Panthers in the Empire league final. Woodward said he expects it to be a hard-fought, tough series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They're a veteran team. They're a big team, they're well-coached, and they're hungry. They're playing some great hockey right now and they've been as good as anybody down the stretch,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know they're going to be a formidable opponent, but we're just going to prepare as we always do and be ready to go for puck drop in Game 1.â&#x20AC;? Game 1 of the series gets underway in Picton on Saturday, March 2 with the time to be announced. Game 2 is slated for Wednesday, March 6 in Port Hope at 8 p.m.


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Campaign full of extreme highs, lows

SEASON, from page 21

In his opinion, Campbell was able to raise the level of play of his teammates more significantly than any other skater to wear the Wellington Duke sweater. When asked if saw this coming at the end of last season, Abrams thought there might be glimmers of a breakout season in the offing. “I knew there was some more to offer,” Abrams said. “Craig went through quite a bit off the ice last season, family issues and moving away from home , but this off season he had a great summer, trained hard and showed up in great condition. Truthfully, I was hoping for 20 goals at the start of the year and he would have had 40 if he hadn't gotten hurt.” The injury to Campbell

seemed to swing the Wellington season the opposite direction that Abrams and Dukes fans are accustomed to see the club going in. After a substandard start, the team seemed to have righted the ship in October and were starting to climb up the ranks in the Eastern Division. However, a dry spell and Campbell's injury made for a disastrous run from mid November until after New Years. During a 14-game stretch, Wellington went 211-1, an unheard of run of Junior A hockey futility in Prince Edward County. But then, like dawn breaking on the darkest of nights, Wellington tore off a nine game winning streak in 2013 and looked every part of a world beater as the club regained its respectability.

Abrams agreed this was a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde season unlike anything seen in these parts for some seasons. “It was a regular season of extreme highs and lows,” Abram said. “I don't call it youth but I call it inexperience of the group. Being young is one thing but experience matters and we are kind of an inexperienced team to deal with the type of adversity and the highs and lows that came our way this season.” “And the only way to get that experience is to go through it,” he added. Wellington will get a new experience starting tonight as they visit the Kingston Voyageurs for game one of the 2013 OJHL Northeastern Conference quarter-finals. Game 2 is in Wellington tomorrow evening with puck drop at 7:30 p.m.

Phantoms top Kings in deciding Game 8

Saturday in Picton the Prestige Contractors Prince Edward County Midget Kings played in front of the largest crowd of the season and their fans were treated to a great Game 7showdown with the Port Hope Phantoms. The Kings opened the scoring at 5:06 of the first period when Brody Hudgin tallied with help from Dallas Hunter and Bryce Vangrootheest. They made it a two-goal margin at 13:47 of the second thanks to Seth VanVlack on a feed from Tyler Philip and Scott McQuaid. Facing the end

of their season, Port Hope pushed back hard and scored twice before the end of the second frame to tie things at two heading into the intermission. In the third period the Phantoms badly outshot the Kings but solid goaltending by Brad Wells earned the boys a tie at the end of regulation. The Kings started the 10minute overtime period on the penalty kill and down to only three defensemen so it was again up to Wells to shut down the visitors, which he did until the final buzzer. The tie left the series knotted at seven points and

set up game eight in Port Hope on Sunday afternoon. The deciding game was was all Phantoms as they outplayed a depleted Kings line-up to take a 5-2 final and playdown series win. Robert Stapley accounted for all of the Kings scoring with McQuaid and Hunter picking up assists. Alex Ward and Wells shared the goaltending duties. Port Hope will now move on to face Collingwood in the OMHA midget BB semifinal. -Jason Parks, Staff

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The Prince Edward County Construction Association presented its top residential project under $300,000 award to (left) Susan and Glen Wallis for their work on Away Bed and Breakfast. Presenting, at right, are award sponsors Elizabeth Crombie and Jeff Nelles of Royal Lepage. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

From left, Liz Davis (BMO), and association president Drew Byford present the award for residential project over $300,000 to contractor Eric Helmer and owners Marilyn and Jergen Bernt as Mayor Peter Mertens joins in the presentation. . (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

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Any person interested in joining the Chamber’s Board of Directors must complete a nomination application. The application may be obtained from the Chamber office located at 116 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. The application must be completed and returned to the attention of the Board Nominations Committee at the Chamber office no later than 4:30 p.m., March 22nd , 2013.

The Board is looking for potential directors it believes will exercise the best mix of corporate experience, skills, wisdom, and spirit of service to guide the organization in the coming years. We strongly encourage all those interested in being nominated to review the Chamber’s Directors Manual. A copy of the Directors Manual is available for review in the Chamber office during normal business hours.

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While the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation will allow its members to make their own choices on extracurricular activities, that participation is not a given. That said, in this time of uncertainty, one wellknown coach says it’s time to look at a different model. Tim Larry, the head of physical education at East Northumberland and president of Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics says maybe the government and school boards need a new way to ensure the activities take place. “High school sports is run by teachers, for students. For (COSSA) to remain a high school sport governing body, it must have teachers involved,” he said. “This is what may make things difficult if teachers do not return to volunteer their time and services.” Larry said politicians and other stakeholders have spoke about the importance of extracurriculars over the course of the OSSTF-led work-to-rule efforts, so maybe they should step to the plate. “I would suggest this is the time when boards of education look into truly funding extracurriculars,” he said. “Currently, much of the costs are borne out of the pockets of the participants and through fundraising in schools. Perhaps, we should be looking at a new model.” Larry said COSSA will not stage winter sports championships this year, but will allow those schools who were active to enter qualifying tournaments for OFSAA berths. He said spring sports are to go on as scheduled. Meanwhile, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board superintendent Mandy Savery-Whiteway said the board is “hopeful and optimistic” teachers will make choices to take part in extracurricular activities for the remainder of the year. “Individual teachers will make their own decisions,” she indicated. Savery-Whiteway said the board was pleased with the tone of respect shown in the interactions between teachers, board members, parents and students during a difficult situation throughout this school year.

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Older, unmarried couples should make some financial decisions before deciding to cohabitate. Moving in together is something typically associated with young couples, but more and more unmarried men and women over the age of 50 are choosing to cohabitate. According to an analysis of 2012 U.S. Census data conducted by the Performance Reference Bureau, roughly 10 percent of the 15.3 million opposite-sex unmarried cohabiting partners in the United States are between the ages of 55 and 64, while 15 percent are between the ages of 45 and 54. Such figures indicate that living together as an unmarried couple is no longer exclusive to younger couples. The incentives for older, unmarried couples to cohabitate are similar to those for younger ones, but older couples should heed a few financial pointers before deciding to move in together. • Iron out the financial details ahead of time. Young couples who move in together often do so as a precursor to getting married. Such couples do not typically have much in the way of financial assets and, as a result, do not need to come to any formal agreement regard-

ing their finances. Older couples, however, might be bringing a more substantial financial portfolio into the relationship, and these finances can complicate matters. Before moving in together, older couples should document their finances and how household expenses, including a mortgage if one exists, will be paid. Deci-

sions regarding who will receive the tax breaks you might be eligible for when paying a mortgage should also be considered. Documenting your financial situation can protect your assets should you break up. If these arrangements are not documented, unmarried couples who break up could find themselves in a contentious financial battle not unlike couples going through a divorce. • Maintain some financial independence. Older, unmarried men and women who choose to cohabitate with their partners should still maintain some financial independence after moving in together. A joint checking or savings account might work down the road, but initially keep these accounts separate to avoid any disputes. Keep paying your own bills, including car payments and credit cards, at the onset as well. • Update certain documents and policies. Upon your death, a partner with whom you cohabitate does not have the same legal rights of inheritance as would a spouse. As a result, it's important for unmarried individuals who cohabitate with their partners to update their wills, especially if they have been cohabitating

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