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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

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Turbine noise County Abrams pegs chance to host 2014 championship at 50/50 under scrutiny farmers Dukes on short list for Dudley Feds plan anxious to to study see rain

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Jason Parks

Staff writer

Prolonged dry conditions may damage crops

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Could the 2014 Central Canadian Junior A hockey championship be contested on the ice at Essroc Arena? The Gazette learned this week the Wellington Dukes have been shortlisted as one

Staff writer

Quilt show finds favourable response to new home Page 3

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Hundreds of riders hit county roads for MS Bike tour Page 15

See DROUGHT, page 21

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contested between the OJHL, Superior Junior Hockey League and Northern Ontario Hockey League champions and the hosts. Abrams expects a decision to be announced some time in early fall.

See HOSTS, page 21

WEAVING HER WAND

Jason Parks

Prince Edward County farmers will continue to turn their eyes to the skies this coming week, hoping that much needed rains are on the way. Dry conditions are plaguing production locally and drought stricken crops might only have a matter of days left before irreversible damage is done to crops currently withering in the field. At Mill Creek Farms at Woodrous Corners between Picton and Cherry Valley, Gavin Vader is surveying a pea crop that is struggling through a dry spell. Pea season actually started out alright as the Vader family was able to dispense their product around the province thanks to some timely rains in early June. “The season started out all right but we are really starting to see the effects of lack of rain. We are in a tough spot right now,” Vader said.”With peas you are relying on getting some consistent rain. Earlier in the year we got some good rains and that held us over until this point, but moisture is pretty crucial for peas. They are a wet, cooler temperature crop.”

of two Ontario Junior Hockey Leagues clubs still in the running to host the 2014 Dudley Hewitt Cup . Wellington Dukes coach and general Marty Abrams confirmed Monday that the franchise has a 50/50 chance of hosting the four-team round-robin tournament

Chad Ibbotson

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Joyce Lee, of Richmond Hill, concentrates on weaving a lavender wand to take home from the Prince Edward County Lavender Farm’s inaugural lavender festival Sunday. Hundreds of people visited the Hillier farm during the two-day event.. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Symphony for the senses takes root in Milford

Milford business opened new sporting destination last weekend Page 20

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dIfferent vIsIon Caroline Lecker is designing a fragrant and tactile garden to allow visually -challenged people to enjoy being outdoors through the use of their other senses. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

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exciting challenge. Since moving to her County Rd. 17 property 18 years ago, Lecker has focused on building an educational garden where she could host programming for at-risk people, including seniors and youth. Over that time, she had planted more than 27 perennial beds featuring a range of domestic and imported vegetation, the majority of which she has grown from seed.

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Health Canada announced on Tuesday it will make an effort to gather more information about the possible health effects of industrial wind turbines — an issue that is very divisive in Prince Edward County. The department will work with Statistics Canada and other external agencies including those with expertise in noise, health assessment, clinical medicine and epidemiology (the study of the distribution and patterns of health-events) to explore any connection between wind turbine noise output and ill health impacts including the extent to which they occur. The study will be peer-reviewed by the World Health Organization (WHO). “This study is in response to questions from residents living near wind farms about possible health effects of low frequency noise generated by wind turbines,” health minister Leona Aglukkaq said in a Health Canada release. “As always, our government is putting the health and safety of Canadians first and this study will do just that by painting a more complete picture of the potential health impacts of wind turbine noise.” The release says the organization is aware of the prevalence of complaints about health effects from those living close to wind turbine installations. As such, the study will focus on a pointed initial sample of 2,000 homes that will be selected from 8–12 turbine facilities from across the country. Physical measurements, such as blood pressure, will be taken from the participants as well as faceto-face interviews and noise measurements inside and outside of homes. The research design for the study is now subject to public input and has been posted for a 30-day comment period that will take place until Aug. 8.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Quilters offer comfort to wounded soldiers More than 3,000 blankets distributed since 2006 AdAm BrAmBurger

Staff writer

When thinking of tough, strong Canadian soldiers, the notion of them drawing comfort from a simple quilt wouldn't come to mind for many people. That's something that Jan Easton wants to change. The Foxboro woman who comes from "long line of military," a family with over six generations including her husband, who served for 40 years and a son currently stationed in Halifax is the local co-ordinator of the Quilts of Valour program. Since 2006, it has seen 3,000 quilts go to Canadian service people. "We provide quilts to wounded military people. We go right back to the Second World War," she said. "We receive quite a few letters from the soldiers who have received them. They like that they're coming from the people. Some have said that their quilts mean more to them than their medals do." At the Prince Edward County Quilters' Guild show last weekend in Wellington, Easton showed off some of the quilts prepared by local volunteers. She said volunteers are in-

tAgged for troops Jan Easton shows off one

of the labels she attaches to Quilts of Valour quilts that will let a soldier know which volunteers offered their time and skill to provide a comfort item..(Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

vited to make quilt tops and send them to her for co-ordination nationally. Easton forwards their work to Edmonton where the batting and backing is added before they are shipped out. Personally, she has worked on more than 100 quilts in the past two years while receiving work from others to send away as well. She's also helped design some special

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patriotic fabric for the quilts. The organization adds a label to each quilt that is sent out letting a soldier know which volunteers helped to produce the keepsake. The volunteers don't learn which soldiers benefit from their handiwork however. "The bases say they need, say 30 quilts for a

presentation and they put the names on them, it's all anonymous," Easton said. "It comes from coast to coast and it's like the soldiers are receiving a hug from all across the nation." Easton indicated Quilts Of Valour has received great support from the public with donations of fabric, materials, and even sewing machines which were given to people who didn't have any or raffled off. She said the local guild has also been quite generous with its time as many members contribute to the effort. Member Colleen Kelly recently completed a quilt after hearing Easton visit a guild meeting and request assistance. "Jan's presentation to our quilters' guild was touching and heartfelt. It encouraged me to do something," she said. "She shared a few of the e-mails from the servicemen and it's something I never really thought of doing." Kelly said she picked up the fabric at Picton Fabric World and worked on her quilt through working sessions there Wednesdays throughout the winter. She said she's planning to continue donating quilts for the project in the future. Those interested in donating quilts, materials, or money for the cause are invited to contact Easton at 613-477-2139 or janeaston173@sympatico.ca.

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Chelsea Foster graduated from the Loyalist/ Brock Collaborative program with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Nursing degree on July 8, 2012. Chelsea has a position with Belleville General Hospital. Proud parents are Lee & Tami Foster, sister Hilary, grandparents Gordon & Sheila Foster and Bev & the late Wayne Hynde. Congratulations , Chelsea!

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Guild receives warm reception for first quilt show on Essroc Arena floor Vicky LaFleur earns nod for best piece among 300 entries AdAm BrAmBurger

Staff writer

What Vicky LaFleur once saw as a disaster ended up a masterpiece. The Trenton native had her quilt My Blue Hawaii selected as the best in show at the 2012 Prince Edward County Quilters Guild Show last weekend in Wellington. "It was a tough one at the beginning," she said of the hand applique piece. LaFleur, who has been quilting since 1978 and a member o the guild since 1990 said she premade her border and found the blocks she made didn't fit together within its constraints so she had to rework it and cut new blocks of fabric to piece together. "I became too close to it. I had a friend I was going to give it to as I did not like it," she said. "She held it up and I walked away. Suddenly I saw it and said, "You can't have it, I want it for myself.'" The second judgment was right, considering the feedback. LaFleur said she couldn't pinpoint the time it took to do the hand quilting and piecing for the piece — she takes her work with her regularly, even quilting on the floor at the show this weekend — but was pleased with the way the swirling patterns in her chosen fabrics lined up and how her stitches didn't cross. LaFleur has contributed

entrepreneur Tiffany Tuttle, 20, the guest artist at the quilt show started her own business providing quilting and sewing instruction.. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

something for each guild show, which are staged every two years, and said this year wasn't her first win at the show. In a way, LaFleur's path to success mirrored some of the emotions co-chairs Connie Sirot and Jane Spilchen experienced leading up to the weekend. After 14 shows in Picton, the committee decided to move it to Wellington this year as the first show staged at the new Wellington and District Community Centre. There was some doubt if people would make the move. "We were concerned when we moved from Picton but the response has been fabulous," said Sirot. "People loved the arena and the feedback on the show has been as positive as the arena." Over the two days, more than 1,450 people came through the doors to see guild

members' work over the past couple years. Even on Sunday, the traffic didn't slow down considerably with more than 600 people coming on Day 2. Both Splichen and Sirot were from Wellington and had a lot of good things to say about having the opportunity to christen the facility. They said a number of guests came to the show to see the Essroc Arena as a host site, and praised County staff for being accommodating. On the floor, at the lobby end, the members' boutique seemed to be busy with sales, while more than 300 pieces were spread according to category on a map created by volunteer Ann Howse. At the far end of the surface were a number of vendors. Sirot said many of them were returnees who appreciated the way they've been treated in the county over the years.

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Best in show Despite her initial misgivings about it, My Blue Hawaii became a favourite piece for Vicky LaFleur and for the judge who named it the best piece at the guil d’s show at the Essroc Arena. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

"The show has a very good reputation and a lot of the people have been here before. The vendors love the show because we give them very large booths and they can spread out." Wedged in between the maze of colourful creations and vendors, 20-year-old Tiffany Tuttle had a booth set up to show off some of her favourite works and to offer some tips. The Durham Region artist was a featured guest at this year's show after doing some trunk shows with local guild members recently. She said she's done shows in about 15 towns in recent years, but was

really pleased with the quantity and quality of the county exhibition as well as the atmosphere provided. "I think it's beautiful, it's definitely one of the best shows I've been at," she said. "The way they have it set up with the vendors on the same floor as the displays is really good." Tuttle started to sew when she was 8 and she began quilting at 12. After taking lessons at a local quilting shop, she began teaching young quilters through her high school years. While a Grade 11 student, she opened her own venture, Quilters' Workshop through the On-

tario entrepreneurship program "My Summer Company." Now a business student at UOIT, she's excited about taking her hobby and turning it into a career. Tuttle hopes to share her passion and keep the craft alive with a younger generation. "It's improving. I think quilting has become a bit of a lost art. We don't think of quilts so much as a piece of art as a thing our grandmothers have in their attics, but they should." She said sewing is a life skill and quilting is also a way young people can learn to give back to their community through donations. In her native Oshawa, she said 4-H isn't a big thing, so she was really encouraged to see a 4-H quilting exhibit featured prominently. Their quilts, those from a group called Quilts For Valour, and the work of quilters young and old seemed to appeal to many of the visitors and organizers alike, even beyond the 52 entries which were placed in the judged competitions. "Every time I walked through I saw something different," said Sirot. "I find I'm missing things and I have to stop and come back to look at it again." Spilchen said all in all, the event ran smoothly. Given the success of the weekend, the chairs said the guild likely will host the show again in two years, however after years of service at the helm, they'd look for some new blood to take on the co-ordination.

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BIA launches new version of its web site to cater to mobile device users Low-data three-in-one site can be viewed on smartphones, tablets AdAm BrAmBurger

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web site traffic was coming from and noticing the hits from mobile devices were steadily increasing. "It got to the point where it was significant enough to have the mobile web site," said designer Anne VanVlack, who added the shift is keeping with a trend which has seen mobile device sales now surpassing laptops. "There's been about a 300-per-cent increase in mobile users and mobile searches (worldwide)," she said. "If you come to the regular Experience Picton web site, it should divert you to the mobile web site. Think of it as more of a snack compared to the full meal." VanVlack said the site, which uses the colours and fonts inspired by Carl Weins' artwork on local signage with local photography matching that in the BIA's annual shops and services guide, was basically in tact from the original web site, it's just much leaner. It features fewer images and on some mobile devices, there is scrolling navigation rather than the

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device or the type of the device you're using." The direct link for the site is experiencepicton.mobi and it is now available for those visitors looking for a place to eat breakfast, a certain type of clothing, or even store hours. "With younger generations, the popularity of mobile devices (is high). As they get older and start to travel, and even my age group — I'm accessing things on my phone when I'm traveling and going to different areas — with the next generation moving forward, you have to have things like this to get the information out there," said Richmond. VanVlack said it will be increasingly important for members to keep up-todate with basic information like their hours, contact information, and services to attract the mobile clientele. She said in rebuilding the BIA's web presence, she learned that many Picton businesses have been slow to build their online presence generally, let alone for the mobile customer. Those who did have found there is a fair amount of traffic. BIA chair Robyn Molyneaux just got online within the past two years and she said she'd fielded several inquiries from visitors. "We've had quite a few e-mails asking about what services we do," she said. Richmond said given the BIA's experience with its regular web site and publications, the mobile site won't cater just to tourists, but also to residents who use it as a quick reference instead of a phone book.


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Radio station backers await CRTC decision Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

The fate of a community radio station in Prince Edward County is now in the hands of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The County Community Radio Group has submitted their application to the regulatory body who will now decide whether to issue a license to the group. Prince Edward County Radio Corporation board chair Treat Hull announced on Tuesday the group had submitted the licence application. Hull said it was a major moment for the group. “Completing our licence application means we are over the second major hurdle in setting up a community FM radio station exclusively focused on the county,” Hull said in the release. “We jumped the first hurdle in May when the broadcast engineer identified 92.3 as an available frequency. Now that the licence application is in, we can move ahead with the practical work of getting the station on the air while we wait for the CRTC to process the application.” That approval process is expected to take eight to 12 months. The group is hoping the station is up and broadcasting sometime in the spring of 2013. Hull said he is hopeful

the CRTC will process the application quickly, noting that the station fulfilled one of the regulator's key application components — community support — in spades. “Community support is one of the key things the CRTC looks for in deciding whether to approve a licence and our licence application went in with over 170 members behind it and support letters from 14 community leaders and organizations,” Hull said. The station is proposed to broadcast on the 92.3 County FM brand and will be owned by Prince Edward County Radio Corporation, which is a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation with the goal to “fund and operate a not for profit community radio station that reflects and enhances the richness, diversity and economic vitality of Prince Edward County,” Tuesday's release says. In early April the group held their “Raise the Antenna” fundraising and awareness event for the station, receiving $385 in donations and garnering 49 new memberships. Kingston radio personal-

ity, county native and member of the board of directors for the new community radio station Ange Stever said at the time the group would have to raise as much as $100,000 to get the station started with the purchase of a transmitter, antenna, and studio space key components of that. Stever said programming would set the station apart from other broadcasters in the area. “Especially with radio the closest you're going to get is Belleville, which is great, but you don't get the news in depth for Prince Edward County,” she said. “The station will help highlight all the different facets of Prince Edward County.” She said 92.3 would appeal to a variety of people with the possibility of programs targeting specific groups such as migrant workers. She said the station will also aim to highlight community information such as important council agenda items and other news. “Sometimes in town you'll hear about something after the fact, but to be on the pulse all the time is something we want to do,” she said. Stever said the station will also look to take advantage of a population teeming with local and regional talent, saying the station would like to feature as many area musicians as possible.

Foster parent’s sentencing on hold Judge to wait until mid-August to deal with Wellington man

A former Prince Edward County foster parent convicted of several sex crimes on a pair of underage girls will have to wait until midAugust to hear how long his prison scentence will be. The 71-year-old Wellington man, who can't be identified due to a courtordered publication ban aimed at protecting the identity of the victims, was in Picton's Superior Court on Friday where it was expected Justice Jennifer Blishen would hand down her ruling on sentencing. However, a late start to the

sentencing hearing on Friday due to a family emergency on the behalf of Bilshen has led the Justice to request an additional month to determine a scentence. The man will be back in Superior court Aug. 17 at which time, it's expected the he will be sentenced for molesting two girls, aged 9 and 10 at the time, that were placed in his care by the Children's Aid Society of the County of Prince Edward in the mid-2000s. Charges against the man, who hosted foster children in homes in Wellington and

Bloomfield for about seven years, were laid in in the fall of 2010. The man was convicted in trial-by-jury earlier this summer on two counts each of sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and invitation to sexual touching. The Crown attorney's office is seeking a minimum 10 year prison term while Defence lawyer Mike Pretsell has asked in his submissions that the term be no longer then five or six years on account of his client's age. -Jason Parks, Staff

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THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Picton Gazette 80 years ago — 1932

■ Picton public school teachers received a salary cut as the board reduced its salary budget by $1,000 to $12,000. The maximum and minimum salaries were both reduced $100. The principal’s salary was cut by $200 to $1,600 a year. ■ Chicken thefts were on the rise in the county. A Christian Street farmer reported 200 chickens stolen July 2, while July 6 a Warings Corners man had about 80 chickens stolen. Both were offering rewards for the conviction of the thieves. ■ Bloomfield Reeve Don Brown was boasting that his village reduced its tax rate to 18 mills, five mills less than the previous year. It was also reported the town had no debt to pay and surplus funds. ■ The steamer N. Stricken went aground four miles from Deseronto but its crew was able to free it without assistance.

50 years ago — 1962

■ The Proctor-Silex Company said reports it would close its Picton operations if a union was certified would not in itself cause the plant to close. A spokesman for the company’s management said such decisions would be dictated completely by economic conditions. ■ No companies bid on building the proposed $700,000 technical wing to be added to Prince Edward Collegiate. Five picked up tenders, but all declined. The school board planned to revise its plans and reissue a call for tenders. ■ Picton planned to have its first tax sale in 30 years with a short list of businesses listed available for the September sale. ■ Council decided that hiring an engineer would be an absolute necessity and it continued to look to fill the position. In the interim, streets foreman Fred Juby was given responsibility to continue works relating to streets and property.

30 years ago — 1982

■ Picton councillor Bob King balked at the idea of spending $36, 277 to reconstruct a portion of Store Street measuring a fifth of a mile, saying the popular route for tourists launching boats could be regraded at a fraction of the cost with the funds diverted elsewhere. He was told the town received extra funds from the province for a York Street project and those funds had to be spent on road work or returned to the province. ■ Reeve Charles Hepburn wasn’t thrilled with Picton’s inclusion in a policy statement for the Rideau, Trent-Severn Corridtor. He said while the advantages of the plan likely included new grants for recreation and tourism, he felt there’d probably be more federal and provincial control on municipal planning and projects would take a decade to complete.

10 years ago — 2002

■ After a tie vote at council stopped Vision Quest Windelectric Incorporated from proceeding with a planned wind farm in Hillier the previous fall, the Alberta company was poised to propose a project along Royal Road in Athol.. A public meeting was being held in Cherry Valley to inform residents about the plans. ■ Prince Edward County councillors were expecting to receive a copy of a draft smoking bylaw that would bring into effect common rules regarding the ban of smoking in public places within Belleville, Quinte West, and the county.

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Natural history — unquenchable curiosity

“The greatest professor at Carleton! But be prepared to look like a maniac while writing the exam because you will be laughing during the whole time…….because of the puns and jokes he puts into the exam!” says someone on a Rate My Professors website who took his course at Carleton University. I have had the pleasure of knowing Professor Michael Runtz for a few years. We have birded together and we have had a few beers together at the Barley Room Pub in Picton. His energy is infectious and his enthusiasm for nature knows no bounds. I learned too late three years ago, that if you do a 24-hour Birdathon with Michael though, expect to be in the field for a full, straight 24 hours. And so it was that I spent two days reading his most recent book and relived some of that same enthusiasm and passion for nature. Titled quite simply, Natural History, his most recent endeavour, however, is no simple book. It delves into the private lives of both plants and animals in a way that will have you laughing out loud throughout its over 300 pages as you learn things that you never knew before. Right off the bat, he answers the question of what natural history really means on the first page of the introduction. “To put it simply, it is the study of all living things with which we share this planet.” With that out of the way, he launches into the subject with 10 chapters on how plants and animals survive, obtain their food, reproduce, and avoid

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being a meal for something else. Far be it from being a book that requires the reader to be mentally psyched up to struggle through scientific names and complicated descriptions, the book is filled with the same kind of Runtz humour that his students have come to enjoy at Carleton University. Any technical terms that have been sprinkled into the text, and there are a few, seem to roll off the tongue easily and are interspersed with spontaneous afterthoughts. “Incidentally, the ability to predict the severity of winter by the width of the bands on a woolly bear arose solely from someone’s wild imagination.” Throughout the book, you will be smiling at Runtz’s trademark humour, but all of it comes to a head when you read the chapter on the “patrons of putrefaction” where Michael escorts the reader through carcass decomposition and the insect life that makes it happen. “……you

will witness a carnival-like scene with cyclonic motion everywhere. Blow Flies dance across the hide, dropping eggs as quickly as they flit. Maggots briefly poke their heads up through small openings as if to summon curious passersby. Rove and Carrion Beetles scurry across the swollen beast…….small parasitic wasps zip in and out, seeking hosts in which to lay their eggs. Many of the visitors are coupled in nuptial embrace, inspired by the feast that awaits their young. There is no mourning to be found at this wake; the atmosphere is rife with ravenous feasting, and uninhibited orgies erupt across the carcass.” The above chapter can be topped only by the 30 pages, complete with photographs, that have been devoted to the subject of reproduction. Speaking of which, the book is generously sprinkled with about 500 full-colour photographs, taken by the Seeley’s Bay author over his many years of being a prolific writer, a professor, an interpretive naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park, and host of his television program, “Wild By Nature”. In this age of insatiable curiosity about the natural world around us, this book will have you furiously jotting down tidbits of information as I did when I read through its pages. Did you know that field crickets have ears on their front legs and praying mantids have only one ear and it lies between their legs? That walking stick sex can last for days, the males keeping the females from mating with other males by securing them

with special handcuffs? That crab spiders use cryptic behaviour, not webs for encountering prey? Runtz’s wit continues, even on sombre subjects. On predators getting old, he states, “When a predator is injured or ill, or becomes too old and slow to chase down a meal, there are no soup kitchens or seniors’ homes waiting to help.” Runtz is unquestionably the David Attenborough of this country and of this decade with his unlimited storehouse of knowledge and his ability to segue the contents of this book together in a way that will have you reading this book several times to catch points you may have missed the first time through. As one of his students put it, “What a wonderfully crazy man!” If only every person could be as passionate and “wonderfully crazy” in their pursuit, enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of the natural world around us. Michael’s books, columns, TV programs and personal appearances have long been an inspiration to me, and we are so fortunate to have him so close by that we can tap into this knowledge. The 310-page book was published by the Kendall Hunt publishing company and sells for $49.95. 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

Tremblay’s tribute to mothers opens sixth theatre season for Festival Players

Canada’s most produced playwright wrote a play in honour of his mother, who didn’t live long enough to see him earn that distinction. As the Festival Players of Prince Edward County open their 2012 season, however, audiences will have a chance to see For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, that moving trib-

ute featuring glimpses of their relationship at five different stages of life. “It really is though he conjured her, for one last visit,” said artistic director Sarah Phillips, who described the play as both poignant and humourous. Performers Rachel Robillard and Paul Rainville will

perform the show under the direction of Craig Holszchuh at Mt. Tabor and they’ll do it on alternating nights in English and in French. The run opened last night and lasts until July 27. The French-language shows are July 12, 14, 21, and 27. New this year, the festival is also offering pay-what-you-can

matinees on Fridays. To book tickets, please visit www.countytix.com. The show kicks off the festival’s sixth season, which also includes the Downstage Creation Ensemble’s In the Wake and Ken Cameron’s Harvest. -Staff


EDITORIALS The Picton Gazette

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THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

OUR OPINION

‘Right now, most of our crops are withstanding the dry weather but another week like this and there will be damage.’

A decade later, industrial wind still divides communities

-J ean L aundRy, the owneR of L aundRy faRms neaR P icton sPeaking about the Lack of Rain this yeaR in P Rince e dwaRd c ounty and its effect on gaRden cRoPs . i f the Rain foRecast foR this weekend doesn ’ t mateRiaLize , faRmeRs may see some devastating ResuLts .

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COFFEE CLOUT Through the efforts of about 800 county residents at 50 separate parties on or around July 7, Hospice Prince Edward raised $22,500 in the Largest Coffee Morning Initiative. At the cheque presentation at the Picton Golf and Country Club were, in front, committee co-chair Fran Renoy and Hospice Prince Edward executive director Nancy Parks, and in the back row, committee members Esther Howard-Lynd, Kathleen Hegedus-Beeksma, Marianne Malachowski, Brad Lynd, Carolynne Whiteley and Hospice’s Wayne Carruthers. Lynd and Howard-Lynd offered free County Roasters coffee for the parties, while many other county businesses also providedgenerous support for individual events. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

TEN years ago this week, a wind developer was hosting a public meeting to discuss a project to be situated at Royal Road in Athol. That meeting came to light after a tie vote of council meant the developer’s plans for Hillier were off the table. Fast forward a decade and while much has changed in the bigger picture through the Green Energy Act and the province’s insistence on moving forward with industrial wind and solar projects, developers are still eyeing the county’s south shore and the population here still appears divided. Each time it appears a decision is close, or some public session regarding the turbines occurs, there is a host of letters to the editor with either side of the discussion basically trying to discredit the other. Driving down streets in the south of the county, one would think there is an actual election in the offing as lawns are dotted with either green or blue signs indicating which way home owners lean on the issue — even though the idea of industrial wind probably isn’t as simple as the green and blue, or black and white that it is made out to be. This Saturday, South Marysburgh residents are being invited to a poll staged by the publisher of the South Marysburgh Mirror, which attempts to come up with an answer about how that ward feels about this subject. The result would be an interesting statistic to pass around if there was a hint anyone in power is actually listening to what the residents think, though naturally, whatever the outcome may be, some will suggest it isn’t representative. The wedge in the community will continue to grow. There appears to be enough evidence mounting that industrial wind may not be all its hailed to be — the Ontario Auditor General’s report, the European countries that have stepped back from their commitments to the technology, and the voices of people living close to turbines who have little reason to complain about pain and suffering and potentially devalue their own property — that even some of the staunchest supporters of the technology in the agricultural community have given pause to await the results of more hard data. Many opposing the development also realize innovative methods must be considered to address climate change. Part of the trouble here is that the sides remain so polarized and there hasn’t appeared to be an independent arbiter who can bridge the gap — likely because there either hasn’t been any science or because the available science comes from some other jurisdiction with slightly different setbacks and rules to the ones proposed here. Thankfully, the federal government appears ready to step into the fray and track the turbines already installed in Canada for health issues. Unfortunately, such studies take time and the process as it stands doesn’t allow for time. One would think the timing is ripe for further discussion and compromise, but as it stands, the community just drifts farther and farther apart. Only with true leadership can this issue end well.

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ALL ABOARD FOR BIBLE SCHOOL The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Barbecue kicks off week-long fundraiser for library at Sobeys

Come meet Clifford the Big Red Dog this Saturday beginning at 11 a..m at the Picton Sobeys as part of the store’s fundraising barbecue for the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives. The Compliments Quenchmobile, an attraction in itself, will be serving up cold drinks to enjoy at the barbecue and there will be face painting, too. The event will kick off a week of fundraising for the library thanks to Sobeys owner Jamie Yeo who has provided all the resources possible to make this an extra special fundraiser. Known for supporting local food producers by offering their products in his store, Yeo is also a recognized enthusiastic sponsor of clubs and programs that contribute to quality of life in the community. As such, he will be inviting shoppers to make a donation of a toonie as they do their groceries during the week of July 14 to July 21, with all proceeds to the library. Those who donate will have their names on leaflets, which will be posted on the store’s windows showing that the donor supports literacy and lifelong learning through the public library. “We are extremely fortunate to have been given this opportunity by Jamie to fundraise through Sobeys,” says Library CEO Barbara Sweet. ‘The public library today is much more than just books,” adds Sweet, “and as we continue to provide services to the community, fundraising becomes increasingly important.” One of the newer services includes access to e-books and library members can even borrow Kobo e-readers. “The library is a place of continual learning as well as a place to borrow books, whether it be learning how to use an e-reader or a computer, or learning to speak

French,” says Sweet. Students can get tutoring help at the library, too, and especially in the summer months, the library is a place for children of all ages to spend time, learn skills, meet friends and continue to read. In addition to striving to provide excellent library service, an important consideration is providing activities and events that are freeof-charge as not all families can afford paid programs. Most activities at the library incur little expense as they are provided by staff and, occasionally, volunteers, however, “some of the special events involve costs and that is why ongoing fundraising is especially important,” says Sweet. The thrift store fundraiser held at Books & Company in late June raised over $900 and the potential for the Sobeys fundraiser is equally promising. “We believe that the generous support from Jamie and Sobeys could make this our best fundraiser yet, and we are grateful for the opportunity,” says Sweet. “We hope many will come out for the fun on Saturday, meet Clifford, enjoy the barbecue and help support the library.”

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InsIDe The LIbrAry CHRISTINE RENAUD

CSG hands out two bursaries

The County Sustainability Group recently handed out two $350 bursaries to PECI graduates, marking the third year it has offered a bursary to students pursuing post-secondary studies in sustainable, environment -focused programs. The $350 is representative of the 350 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide many scientists suggest is a target to strive for this decade to prevent

climate change. Currently, the level is set at 400 ppm. One recipient Graham Walt will be headed to the University of Guelph’s Kemptville campus for a two-year agricultural program, while the other, Graeme Woodall, is headed to Fleming College in Lindsay for four years of studies beginning with the fish and wildlife program. -Staff

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.

The Friendship United Church in Demorestville is one of several local churches where volunteers are gearing up to host Vacation Bible Schools this summer. Friendship’s school will be held July 23-July 27. Parents are asked to register their children in advance for the week, which follows the theme “Inside out and upside down on Main Street.” To register, visit www.friendshipunitedchurch.org or call the church at 613-476-2020. (Submitted photo)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Manner of governance causing dissent at all levels

The letters and turmoil on the possibility of the wind turbines coming to the county continue unabated. In all the discussion about the issue, the underlining motivation is rarely brought to light. The central element that almost always moves the federal, provincial and even our own municipal government is money and power. This need for money begins with large corporations whose only purpose in life is make more and more money. The government of the day at all levels are influenced by donations, usually not visible. Let me cite some examples. Federally, the Conservatives have passed an omnibus bill that cares little for the environment, fish-

eries, pensioners and the drastic reduction of many staff and funded services. Provincially, the Liberals have also passed an omnibus bill under the cover of an annual budget that curtails a number of important issues. Wind turbines that threaten the county and Amherst Island , which are costly, inefficient, destructive to the environment and certainly not wanted, are merely symptoms of sick system of government. Locally, our municipal government of the past installed a very costly water and sewage treatment system in Picton and passed a law allowing large development in Cherry Valley over loud objections by citizens. At all three levels of gov-

ernment, the needs and wishes of you and I are rarely met and our cries of protest are not heard. The ongoing protests in Quebec are an example that could be emulated here in Ontario. Putting up road signs that fail to give a clear message to car drivers will not bring results. Green is good but what effect will wind turbines have on green? As I said earlier the money spent by this group is barking up the wrong tree. The wind turbine is a relatively small part of the problem. The students in Quebec have learned that the real issue is not tuition fees but the manner of governance. In short we need to attack Liberal government in Toronto to shift and change.

We need desperately to reform our system of government. First, we need to revise and regulate all political donations. The loop holes in the current system allow corporations and the rich to influence too many decisions. We need to develop a system to have citizen groups heard . Certainly, our local representatives at all three levels must be encouraged to freely express our views and not one enforced by party directives. Finally the only kind that appears to make a difference is a mass protest. Failing that we will have a general election soon. Ken Koyama Picton

Renewables a step toward ending dependency on fossil fuels

I suppose it’s the upcoming South Marysburgh poll that prompted many of the antiwind folks to jump on Mike Plat because he had written in favour of wind energy development. One writer said Pratt lacked credibility because he did not declare his selfinterest as land owner who may profit. It would be great if all pro/con writers indicated just what causes them to go to the trouble of writing a letter. Surely they don’t actually believe the wild stories and disinfor-

mation about wind turbines! It’s hard to tell who concocts the stories and who actually do believe them. But really, the real-estate slaughter, the bird slaughter, the wind-caused hydro price increase, the health issue, etc. – how can otherwise credible people really believe these? One possible personal reason,”I don’t like the way they look”, hardly comes up. One paragraph of Pamela Stagg’s letter was exemplary. Amid reasons to say no to wind, she carefully states: “So is wind energy green as Platt

asserts? Mike, check the amount of energy that goes into producing the concrete in the footpads vs the amount of energy produced by a turbine. You’ll be shocked!” This context tends to indicate EIEO (Energy Invested/Energy Output) of wind energy is was less than invested! But in fact Pamela, you may be shocked to learn that large wind turbines (including concrete) now have a somewhat better EIEO ratio that even U.S. oil or gas, and far better than nuclear.

Google Professor Hall balloon graph, as one reference. Why do I write in favour of wind energy? Global warming is mostly caused by our generation’s of use of fossil fuels. Renewable energy is one small step toward ending this dependency. ‘I feel that feel that adults of our generation should have a responsibility toward building a sustainable energy infrastructure.

On June 19 Mayor Peter Mertens and chief administrative officer Merlin Dewing presented a possible healthcare concept to various health care groups and seniors services organizations. The municipal staff had put together a possible plan where a hospital, Family Health Team facility, a residential hospice,an assisted living development,and sen-

iors condominiums might co-exist. The site would be a 24acre piece of property located adjacent to the H.J. Mcfarland Home and owned by the municipality. Mayor Mertens stated the municipality would like to start a conversation among all those interested in how to serve the healthcare and accommodation needs in our

aging community. I don't always agree with some of the decisions that are made at Shire Hall but in this instance I applaud CAO. Dewing and his staff for putting together this very detailed concept plan to start a discussion. This meeting was well covered by the local media however anyone who wishes to view this concept I'm sure

that you may do so by contacting the CAO's office at Shire Hall. This I feel is an excellent opportunity for all healthcare stakeholders and other interested parties to start a dialogue with municipal leaders.

The local tabloid in South Marysburgh is conducting a vote with respect to wind turbines. This is curious given we just had a vote where Ontario’s energy policy

was a major issue. A significant majority of Ontarians voted for parties that support the Green Energy Act and wind turbines. We expect our provincial government to act in

the best interests of all Ontarians and that includes continuing with replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy. Fortunately, whatever the outcome of the South Marys-

burgh vote, it won’t change government policy, which all Ontarians have already voted for. And that is the way democracy should be.

Don Chisholm Waupoos

County applauded for starting discussion on health campus

Fran Renoy Picton

Election was the only vote that counts on wind power question

J. Legate


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Mayor pleased with age-in-place feedback Mertens says public is positive Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

Although there hasn't been any word from health officials, it seems as though the idea of a centralized campus for health-care in Prince Edward County is being received well by residents. Conceptual plans for an age-in-place strategy for the 24-acre McFarland Home property on County Rd. 49 were released by the municipality late last month. In an interview on Tuesday Mayor Peter Mertens said there hasn't been any more feedback on the concept. The County's strategy revolves around using the site for a proposed new hospital. The concept involved a 39,000-square-foot assisted living complex at-

tached to McFarland Home, which could have 77 living units, 35 self-catering condominium units, parking and green space. The municipality would invite private developers to build a seniors' community on the site and would welcome proposals. The goal was to allow seniors a place to transition from independent to assisted living. Mertens reiterated that the strategy is a long-term concept. “There has been some people calling up and inquiring about more information and that type of thing, but as far as any concrete steps, no,” he said. “I don't really anticipate any in the short term.” He said there has been no response at all from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. He said it's not likely that he would hear from the ministry as that portion of the plan

would be dealt with through the hospital. Mertens said the ministry would likely deal with other aspects of the site at the application stage. However, he did say that community response has been positive. “Anyone that has taken the time to phone or (talk) on the street, they're really positive about the whole project,” he said. Mertens said it was premature to say what the municipality's first move might be in the event that the concept is approved. “As far as the hospital, we don't know if that site will become one that will be approved by the ministry and exactly what the ministry will be looking for and what QHC (Quinte Health Care) will be looking for,” he said. “Until we get a sense of that we won't know what our steps or what our contribution will be or will have to be.”

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Father and son leave scientific careers to experiment with Pinot grapes in Hillier

A few weeks ago we visited the extreme easterly portion of the county and explored the wines and history of Del-Gatto Estates and this week we travel to one of the most westerly wineries in the county and say hi to the owners of Stanners Vineyard. Stanners Vineyard is a family venture that began in 2003 with the purchase of a parcel of farmland near the village of Hillier. They believed that the “terroir� they found there seemed ideal for their quest to produce a Pinot noir that would be the rival of any in the world. They love Pinot

noir so this venture made this quest a pleasure as well as a challenge for them. Theirs is a relatively small vineyard and winery and they believe that their artisanal approach in which family members carry out most of the viticultural and winemaking tasks helps to ensure the high quality of the fruit and wine. Their vines are planted at high density and cultivated using organic practices, in accordance with their belief that this process give the highest quality fruit. Cliff and Dorothy Stanner work side-by-side with their son Colin and daughter-in-law

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in their grapes. All procedures, regardless of difficulty,are focused on getting the best and truest wines from their terroir. Using their extensive scientific experience, they are constantly experimenting with variations of technique in order to achieve this. They made their first wine from the 2007 harvest and the result was striking: a varietally true Pinot noir with complex and vibrant fruit tastes that are vital and original. Their 2008 Pinot followed the same pattern but was even better balanced, being referred to as “elegant� and receiving a rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5) by wine critic Michael Pinkus. Their first white wine, a 2009 Pinot gris, made from their own grapes and grapes from another Prince Edward County vineyard, has also turned out to be a very pleas-

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Planning for poker run includes stop for power boats in the county Events staged across the region July 27-29 expected to be a boon for tourism operators, spectators in Bay of Quinte area

‘They’re pretty big and they’re pretty loud, you’ll hear them, that’s for sure.’

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The upcoming new Bay of Quinte power boating poker run will have a stop in Prince Edward County, but details surrounding that stop are still being worked out. The terms of the event, scheduled to take place July 27-29, were agreed upon late last month by Poker Runs America, Belleville city council and the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council. The tourist council is now working with the Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and the municipality to work out the logistics of a county stop. The poker run will feature stops in Quinte West, Belleville and possibly Picton where participants will be required to gather playing cards. The boater with the best hand after making all the stops wins. High performance boats will compete in the poker run while slower boats can take part in the more family friendly “rendez-vous” event. Bay of Quinte Tourist Council president Ryan Williams said the council is currently working with the chamber to discuss the possibility of both a “card stop” and a lunch stop in the Picton area, although the logistics of using Picton Harbour for the stop are still being discussed. “We want people to be able to see the boats come in and figure out a stop that's

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going to work and utilize the region,” he said. “We're trying to figure out where the best spot is, so we're not sure where that's going to be and that's why we're working with the chamber and (the municipality).” Williams said with changes at Picton Harbour and summer boat traffic bound to be heavy, the harbour may not be the best place for the event. “It may not be in Picton Harbour, it may be outside of there, but we're definitely seeing what's going to work and where we can do it,” he said. The event will definitely be welcome to spectators. Organizers are encouraging the public to view the boats as they make their stops. There are also a variety of events. Starting on Friday, July 27 there will be a registration event at Travelodge along Hwy 2 in Belleville and from 6:30-10 p.m. there will be a meet and greet with drivers. The poker run and rendez-vous events will take place on Saturday and speed trials and or

charity rides will take place on Sunday. “We encourage everyone to come out and see it. Especially in Prince Edward County with the tradition of speedboat racing and with Miss Supertest last year we really are thrilled to bring this back to the region and see these boats back on the water,” Williams said. “We think we could be one of the premiere locations for this for the next five-to-six years.” Williams said the boats range from 1000 to 8000 horsepower. “They're pretty big and they're pretty loud, you'll hear them, that's for sure,” he said. Tourist council member April Meeks said in an interview on Monday details were still being worked out, but it looks as though the county stop will also be a lunch stop. Meeks said she had just attended the poker run event in the City of Clarence-Rockland Ont. to do some research on the poker runs. She said the lunch stops generally last about an hour and allows the boaters to dock and have a sit-down lunch. She said the lunch stop will likely be a barbecue. “It gives people of the town a chance to check out the boats,” she said. Meeks said one of the most interesting things about the run was the use of helicopter footage. She said the helicopter will be doing the same for the Bay of

Quinte event. She said although most of the events are in Belleville, the tourist council will soon post an agenda that will direct spectators to the best vantage points. “The spectators are always welcome to come check out the boats, they can get pictures on the boats if they want, they can talk to the drivers,” she said. Meeks said Sunday's

events could also feature charity races. She used the Clarence-Rockland event, where people who donated money to prostate cancer awareness were given the opportunity to ride in one of the boats, as an example. “So far we have two of the three mayors involved so there will be some sort of mayors' challenge,” she said. She said a similar challenge in Clarence-Rockland

had the mayors on skis from the city all the way to Hawkesbury — about an hour away. “This event is such an amazing event and it's really good for tourism so Bay of Quinte Tourism is really standing behind this and we've had some great support from our chambers of commerce and the cities of Quinte West, Belleville and Picton as well,” she said.

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Inaugural county MS Bike Tour expected to raise over $200,000 MS Society president says fundraiser will return next year adam BramBurgEr

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The MS Bike Tour which attracted more than 200 cyclists to county roads this year will not be a one-time event, according to Yves Savoie, the president of the MS Society of Canada. "Is there any doubt we'll be back next year? There is absolutely no doubt," he said. "This is a tour that will become a permanent addition to our roster." Just as he was strapping up his helmet to ride out of the Prince Edward Community Centre on a 71-kilometre trek north around Big Island and back, Savoie said more than 208 riders were registered to join him on course. He said they were drawn by the county as a destination. "The county is a place that is an attraction — it's a tourist destination and I think it is becoming increasingly so. We've had great co-operation from the county and the access to your facilities is fabulous, but i think significantly it's a great place to ride and the vistas are beautiful." Savoie said he noticed people coming from as far away as Windsor to be part of the tour with many electing to stay in the region and visit restaurants and wineries while they're here. Their presence would bring a windfall not only to the local economy, but also for multiple sclerosis sufferers. "When all the money is counted, which will be about a month from now, we'll have raised about

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rollIng along Participants in the first MS Bike Tour in Prince Edward County enjoy a ride along North Big Island Road Sunday morning. The tour attracted more than 200 cyclists and it was anticipated they would raise more than $200,000 to be directed toward multiple sclerosis research and support. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

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Two-day festival offers farm visitors different ways to experience lavender Culinary samples, guided tours, crafting make festival a destination for visitors AdAm BrAmBurger

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Derek Ryles and Rolande Ann Leblanc have always welcomed visitors to their lavender farm in Hillier. Since their crop matured enough for them to open a boutique on their Closson Road farm, Ryles estimates they have made 95 per cent of the sales of their body care products, essential oils, culinary products, and plants on site. Last year, the farm welcomed more than 10,000 people to shop and to view the rows of fragrant purple plants. Still, Ryles said they

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In many parts of the world, a “Christmas in July” celebration can occur at any time during the month of July. A quick search on wikipedia.org notes that the first known mention of Christmas in July came from Werther, an 1892 opera which had an English translation published in 1894. In the story, a group of children rehearses a Christmas song in July, to which a character responds, "When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season." In 1940 the Hollywood movie comedy “Christmas in July” was released. In the story, a man is fooled into believing he has won $25,000 in an advertising slogan contest. He buys presents for family, friends and neighbours, and proposes marriage to his girlfriend. According to the web site worldsantaclauscongress.co

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from around the world who gather to spread good Christmas cheer, have fun and socialize with their peers. The World Santa Claus Congress at Bakken is both a professional forum and social meeting place for real Santas from all around the world. Here Santas from around the world have the opportunity to meet and exchange experiences and to network. The Congress also provides a chance to promote the Santa Claus trade and show how Christmas cheer is done in different parts of the world. The World Santa Claus Congress was created in the middle of the last century by Professor Tribini, Bakken’s legendary entertainer, who did not believe that Christmas should only happen once a year. And as the Santas are usually very busy in December, the professor created ‘Christmas in July’ – an

event which now attracts hundreds of Santas and both female and male Christmas pixies and elves along with many thousands of spectators. The Australian "Christmas in July" celebration is believed to have originated in July 1980 when a group of Irish tourists asked the proprietor of a hotel in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales hold a party that they called "Yulefest". (According to theholidayspot.com) McMurdo Station, a U.S. research station in Antarctica, celebrates Christmas in July, as well as in December. Its origins there appear to be how deliveries were made. July is in the middle of winter in Antarctica; high winds and ice once made it too dangerous for planes to land with supplies. Instead, planes parachuted deliveries (such as food and mail) to the ice; the sudden arrival in July of presents from the

sky reminded some people of a "visit from Santa." (From theholidayspot.com) Put on your Christmas sweater, festive jewelry, or your red and green outfit and participate in Community Care’s Christmas in July. Here in Prince Edward we celebrate Christmas in July with a tasty Christmas feast prepared by Wheel House & Occasions Catering. This year it will be held Wed, July 18 at noon in the Picton Legion. The cost is only $10 each. We ask that you bring your own plate, cup and cutlery to make the clean up easier for our volunteers. Enjoy turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, all the trimmings and delicious Christmas Pudding. Afterward, as befitting the occasion, there will be Christmas carols with piano accompaniment by our volunteer Joan Rollins from Consecon.

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Maintaining good, regular watering practices makes coping with periods of drought easier

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mer can be watered more heavily than the latter as they absorb the water quickly. It is important that clay soils be watered slowly enough so that they do retain their water. Compost or even coir can be added to these soils and with sandy soil it will improve its water holding ability and with clay it will improve permeability. I was pleased to see in a recent Globe and Mail article that gardening expert, Marjorie Harris, dealt with my pet peeve being the use of peat, a.k.a. peat moss. I find it shocking that peat is still a component of most gardening mixes sold, including triple mixes, sold both in bags and by those who supply soil by the truck load. It

is also sold alone to improve sandy and clay soils. She said: “Peat comes from peat bogs and is valuable habitat for millions of insects, birds and other wild life. Why should we rip it out for our gardens …it’s sterile and will just wick the moisture and nutrients out of the soil. It makes me mad, as there are other products way more effective such as coir (which comes from coconut shells), for one.” When to water is also important, and morning is the universal choice as that is when the plant is most open to water intake. In the afternoon the plant is generally working hard at not losing water. Evening watering is not acceptable as it may

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promote fungal diseases as the plant stays wet overnight. That said, a drooping garden may need to be watered at least in part at the end of the day just to preserve the plants. Half dead plants have difficulty making use of water, so waiting until morning is not always a good choice. Weeding is also helpful in that it reduces the competition for water. How to water is also significant. Sprinklers are widely used for convenience as they reduce that amount of equipment required as one sprinkler can be moved around to water any number of gardens and most sprinklers can water rather large areas at one time. They do waste water, however, as some will evaporate, some will land in the wrong spots, and some will fall on leaves and roll out of the intended watering zone. Drip hoses allow the water to largely reach the roots for which it is intended and therefore waste little water. They can be placed on top of mulch or under mulch and are effective either way. They are easiest to use when they are moved infrequently as replacing the hoses can take considerable time thus reducing the desire to use them. Seedlings and new plants require more water as their roots are more limited and the plant itself is more fragile. Plants that grow more quickly require more water. Fruits and vegetables require more water from the time they produce flowers right through to the production of the fruit or vegetable. Newly planted shrubs and trees require a lot of watering in the root area in the first year or two. Watching these plants closely will help attune you to their watering needs. To help all plants and the soil around them to retain moisture requires the use of mulch three to four inches deep. I generally use straw with fruit and vegetables and wood chips with ornamental gardens. The mulch should not touch the stems and should be laid down after a thorough rainfall or a heavy watering. That way it can start its job of water retention immediately. If you have been in the county for a long time you no doubt have your drought strategies already underway. The information contained above on which plants most need water, and how best to apply it with least waste, as well as how to preserve moisture, are the same tools that you need to manage drought. The difficult choices are what to save if your watering resources are limited. Mature perennials, whether they are plants, shrubs or trees, are most likely to survive with minimal to no care. The questions for you become one of what you can do, what is most important to you to save, and what to let go of or leave to nature to maintain. - Sandy Goranson is a member of the Prince Edward County Master Gardeners. To have your gardening questions answered, send an email to askamastergardener@xplor net.com Questions will be answered directly by Email and your question may appear in this weekly column.


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Walking tours of Glenwood Cemetery, Macaulay Heritage Park offer link to Picton’s past With the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, many are looking to learn about history closer to home. This summer, the Museums of Prince Edward County and Glenwood Cemetery are again partnering to offer walking tours within Picton. Friday nights until Labour Day, tours will take place at Macaulay Heritage Park, the home of Rev. William Macaulay, one of the town’s prominent early citizens who is responsible for naming Picton. The tour also features a stop at the old courthouse and gaol, where walkers can see the cramped cells, whipping posts, and the double gallows where two men were

timeless tour Historian and journalist Peter Lockyer leads a guided tour through Glenwood Cemetery. He has been instrumental in organizing walking tours of local heritage properties. (Submitted photo)

perhaps unjustly hanged in June 1884. Saturday night tours at Glenwood begin in the restored chapel with an audiovisual presentation about local history. A guided walk through the monuments of the Victorian era cemetery will follow. On the Glenwood tour, walkers will learn about the local canning industry and visit the grave of Wellington

Boulter, the father of that industry in Canada and other leaders of that staple industry. Another featured spot on the tour is the monument to temperance advocate Letitia Youmans. The tour will include discussions to help people understand memorial art and will also discuss the six stained glass windows in the chapel. The tours start at 6:30 p.m. and tickets cost $10 per per-

son or $25 for a family of two parents and their children. They are available at the Regent Theatre box office. Prearranged tours for groups of five or more can also be arranged outside regular tour times. Proceeds from the tours help support the maintenance of local heritage properties in the county. -Staff

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Wellington Dukes coach and general manager Marty Abrams is applauding a move the Ontario Hockey Association to limit team rosters to 23 players. The rule change, which was ratified at the OHA annual general meeting last month replaces an old system which saw teams required to trim their rosters from 35 to 25 and further, from 25 to 23, respectively on Dec. 1 and Jan. 10. Clubs will still have 35 player registration cards in which to work with, however, clubs will not be able to carry more then 23 players at any given time. For example, should the Dukes be carrying the full compliment of players and find out an OHL skater has become available mid-season, Marty Abrams would have to look over his roster and choose a player to release in order to make room for the incoming player. Jan. 10 would still serve as the final date to release a player. Abrams, who used all of his 35 cards last season, said the franchise is happy to see the OHA move in this direction, calling the move “long overdue.” Wellington actually used this system in the 2008-09 season when it was part of the Central Division project where the Dukes and seven other clubs played a season in which development and operating standards were emphasized. “To be honest, the way our team and a lot of the other teams in that division operated, it had no negative impact on our team at all,” Abrams said of the 35-13-5 club that was the division leader and made it to the OJHL semi-finals. Abrams added the initiative will help lower level teams in Junior B and C as well as Midget hockey, “Those teams will be able to obtain the odd player who in the past might have been a 24th or a 25th carded player,” Abrams said. “Now all teams will have to send those guys down for development and that helps the player and the those lower level teams.” The move, which Wellington supported, en-

sures that fans won't see four or five healthy scratches sitting in the stands every night. “That's the way it should be at this level. I think on the financial side of things, with league fees skyrocketing and billet fees and all this higher costs, you can't have more then 23 players on your club at any one time. The move does put pressure on general managers like Abrams and others who in the past, might have signed a 24th and 25th player and allowed them to try and make the team in the first two months of the season. Starting from the first real puck drop of the season, the rosters will have to consist of the best possible players and there will be no room for guess work. Also at that meeting, the aforementioned rising costs rose a bit higher as a per player fee of $300 has been passed on to all levels of junior hockey this season, meaning Jr. A players will now get hit twice, once with the aforementioned OHA fee and once with the OJHL fee which is expected to be $800 in 2012-2013. This season marks the third year in which OJHL player will have to go into their wallet to play in the most expensive league in Canada. “The OHA was adamant against that idea three years ago and the OJHL almost wound up in court over it so it's kind of ironic that they taken up the charge and decided to institute their own players fees,” Abrams said. To add insult to financial injury, both fees are HST taxable and, according to Abrams, a worrisome trend. “We extremely concerned with the road we are heading down. It's turning into a rich sport and it's one thing to charge $400 or $500 but now it's $1100 plus HST. To me, this is outrageous, it's a sad state of affairs and it's an unfortunate direction,” Abrams said. And its already opened the door to the slippery slope where some have teams will offer to pay the fees on the players behalf where some of the have-nots cannot afford such an offer.

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Quinton Thompson may not have heard voices out in the yard, but his own Field of Dreams moment might ensure that people will come to Milford. While cutting the grass behind the Milford Bistro, the recent St. Lawrence College culinary arts grad and avid golfer remembered his days of golfing with whiffle balls in his own back yard. He cut a strip down the centre of the lawn like a fairway, created a hole and attempted a few shots. Sharing the golf hole with fellow staffer Jordan Cordeiro, the two enjoyed playing enough they thought they might be on to something. They approached owner Chris Pengelly about their idea for a new nine-hole attraction to draw people to the restaurant. "I said 'Go for it,'" Pengelly said. Thompson said they worked diligently to build the course around the original hole. Tee blocks were carved out of wood and painted, a local seamstress was contracted to make flags, and fairways were cut. A chalk leaderboard was also put into place. "It probably took about a month to get al the holes right for this weekend. It was a lot of work," he concluded, adding he'd always been interested in designing a full whiffle-ball course. Since creating the course, Thompson said the staff at Milford Bistro seem to have practiced a lot between cooking and serving customers, trying to perfect the sport. A varsity player at the college and no stranger to the game, Thompson holds the record on the par-34 course with a minus-6, much to the chagrin of Pengelly who hoped he'd

TighT FAiRwAYs Quinton Thompson tees off on the whiffle ball course he created

with a co-worker at Milford Bistro. Instead of measuring the course in yards, each hole has been recorded in inches on the scorecards handed out. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

top the leaderboard. "You have to know how to play with the whiffle balls, you're not hitting it as hard," Thompson said. "I think people underestimate it. People think they're just going to come out and put good numbers up, well, I don't think so. It's hard." Over the weekend, the course was opened from noon to 4 p.m. each day with guests competing to win a trophy in the Milford National Tournament and a coveted green jacket. Pengelly said there was a fair amount of interest, including one man who came from Belleville all the way to the course on a motorcycle just to play, not even to eat. Pengelly said the man kept trying to hit his ball instead of picking it up from the long grass and taking a drop and that hurt his overall score. Many tried, some fared better.

With the excitement, however, Pengelly said he can see some potential to keep the course going — though its fairways are a bit burnt out without any irrigation system in this drought — and he's planning to offer a tournament for another green jacket each weekend until Labour Day. "Everybody's laughing but it's really kind of cool," he said. "It's cute. Instead of yardage, the holes are measured in inches. The total yardage is 6,372 inches." The roof of Pengelly's house and several trees on the property are in play, though the owner says the biggest challenge is simply finding a way to chip the balls into the holes, which are rings set atop the grass. The game certainly mimics the challenge of real golf. Pengelly said some people have told him the post office yard would make a fine addi-

tion of a back nine, but he said he has no interest in negotiating with the feds to make it a reality. Another bonus, according to Pengelly, the course has provided another opportunity for his young employees to step outside the box of a conventional first job in the culinary industry. He said the recent grads have been responsible for working to farm some of the vegetables they use in their produce, to maintain their clapboard restaurant facility, and to look at marketing. "They've had an opportunity to not just do the cooking, but do a bit of everything," he said. "They're working farm to table here and that's really exciting." Thompson agreed, saying "We just wouldn't get this opportunity at other restaurants." It costs $5 per person to give the course a try.

Bantam Royals sweep Whitby, fall to Kingston

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The Quinte Bantam Royals found themselves very much at home at the Wellington diamond this week as they went 2-1. On Sunday, the Royals swept a doubleheader against the Whitby Chiefs. During the first game, Corey Farrell kept the Chiefs bats silent in a start, while Kevin Wilson grabbed the save. Gavin Ronan led the offensive charge with two hits and two RBI, while Farrell

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helped his own cause with two hits and drove in a run. In the second game of the afternoon, Ben Popovich pitched six shutout innings in a 1-0 decision. Once again, Wilson came on to mop up the work on the mound. In addition to his nine strkeouts defensively, Popovich drove in the game’s only run on a first inning single. The Royals returned to Wellington Tuesday night where they dropped a heart-

breaking 10-8 contest to the undefeated Thunder. Trailing 7-2 after two innings, Quinte worked its way back into the game. John Reeves pitched six strong innings of relief, while Popovich, Farrell, Ronan and Phil Seguin were hot at the plate. The Royals face Ajax in a doubleheader Saturday in Melrose, starting at 11 a.m. -Staff

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Pea crops need moisture for even germination and Mill Creek is currently dealing with harvests that have variable maturities. Dryness also hardens the pea pods and stunts the growth of the plant, meaning even state-of-the-art combines have difficulty separating peas from the their pods. Over at Laundry Farms just west of Picton, owner Jean Laundry says her farm is coming off a short strawberry season and is now looking at drought conditions that could damage her garden crops. Most, if not all strawberry crops in Prince Edward were advanced too early thanks to unseasonable warmth in March. A cruel frost in April killed off early blossoms sets and this subsequently shortened berry season a number of weeks. Now Laundry is looking at garden vegetables that need a good, timely soaking to produce. “Right now, most of our crops are withstanding the dry weather but another week like this and there will be damage,” she said. Most of Laundry's sweet corn is planted on heavier, deeper land that can hold moisture however irrigation will be required for produce like tomatoes and peppers should the drought continue much further. Not far from Laundry's stand on County Rd. 1, Lloyd Crowe of Reynolds Brothers Farms is combining wheat. And, while the wheat is coming off well (13.5 per cent moisture content), his mind isn't too far from adjacent corn and soybean fields. “Rain is definitely on all farmer's minds and it's the main topic of discussion,” Crowe said. “It's been so long since they've gotten a good rain. Over the past month, we've been getting one-tenth and two-tenths rains here and there and that's helped keep them alive but it is so dry right now.” Crowe said hard corn is especially desperate for a rain because it is just starting the tassel process where it pollinates. “That is probably the most critical time in a corn plant's life. Without some rain, there won't be many kernels on the ears,” Crowe said, adding he can feel the dry fields first hand from the seat of his combine. “I can't remember the ground being so hard and dry. The trucks and the combines aren't even making an imprint on the wheat fields out here,” he said. While a rainy day or two might put off the wheat harvest temporarily, you would be hard pressed to find a farmer that wouldn't mind seeing a day-long deluge coming from the sky. “We're praying and still hoping for rain,” Crowe said. “There's still time but we are running out of time.”

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Whitepine holding ground as Copperheads climb JASON PARKS

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Whitepine Watershed (9-3, 18 points) continues to keep the field at bay in the Prince Edward County Fastball Association play but the Deseronto-based club is having a tough time shaking the Roblin Family Plumbing Copperheads (7-3-1, 15 points). Whitepine's latest win came over Danford Contracting (5-6, 10 points) 8-3 on Tuesday night in Frankford in the association's only game of the evening. Corey Barnhardt smacked a two-run homer and added a triple for good measure while Whitepine mounds-

man Nick Brooks picked up the win over the hosting Contractors. Last Thursday night on Tyendinaga, Whitepine split a doubleheader, topping the Terra Vista Rockies (3-5-2) in the early game before dropping a thriller to the aforementioned Copperheads 1-0 in the night cap. Brooks earned the win in the opener while it was Wil Claus tossing a complete game shutout against his former squad in the late session. Kreg Roblin drove in Chris Roblin for the only run the Copperheads would need. In Ameliasburgh, the Warren Excavating A's split their doubleheader, getting

the best of Beatty Seeds 5-1 (2-7-1, five points) before dropping an 8-3 game to Danford Contracting. In game one, Jamie Caughill fanned 10 batters while Rusty Brooks jacked a two run bomb to pace the offence. In the late affair, Adam Danford picked up the win for the visitors from Frankford. Tonight at Roblin Lake in Ameliasburgh, the Rockies and Beatty Seeds hook up in the early game (7 p.m.) while the A's host Danford in the second game at 8:30 p.m. In Tyendinaga, it promises to be a dandy as Whitepine and Roblin hook up on at 7 p.m.

son), Ontario Junior A hockey teams are are starting the feel the financial pinch more and more. Abrams said teams are starting to see a disappearance of volunteerism by both individuals, businesses and local government. “You are seeing teams having to pay for services that were normally volunteered. You are seeing municipalities not under-

standing the economic spin off of having a Junior A hockey team and that's close to $1 million a year,”.All of these accumulated costs will wind up being passed on to teenage hockey players. “We've always believed players are a very important piece of the puzzle and right now, they aren't being treated that way,” Abrams added.

Abrams says fees could force top talent out of province

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“I can see that particular player, especially if it's an elite player, that will search out another league even if that league isn't as strong or he's going to search out that team that will pay for him. The majority of the teams don't pay these fees but the minority that do usually the wealthier teams that don't have a concrete business model in place. They are only going to get stronger,” he said. Without a reversal in direction, Abrams said the OJHL might become like the leagues in the United States where players are paying for ice, uniforms, billets, equipment and transportation at a cost between $10,000-$15,000 per season. “I understand the model they use but I don't necessarily agree with it.” Between escalated player’s fees and increased ice costs (Locally, Abrams says Prince Edward County raised the Dukes’ practice ice rates upwards of 70 per cent for the upcoming sea-

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County natives Nic McGrayne, Luke Mayfield, Riley St. Pierre, and Nick Kirby-Palliser helped the Belleville Novice Junior Bulls to the semifinal of a 23-team provincial tournament in Mississauga last weekend. With a 1.50 goals against average and two shutouts in five games McGray also earned a spot on the Ontario U-9 team this summer. (Submitted photo)

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Wellington has won Dudley Hewitt tournament twice in the past decade

all can support something major like a Dudley Hewitt championship tournament,” he said. The event could provide financial spin-offs for the local economy. The Dukes last played in the Dudley Hewitt Cup in Huntsville in 2011, winning the week-long tournament and earning a birth into the 2011 Royal Bank Cup where they lost in the semifinals. The Dukes also won a Dudley Hewitt championship in 2003, downing the North Bay Skyhawks in the final in Fort Frances.

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“There are pressing league matters with some of our franchises so the bidding process has been put on the back burner by the league office,” Abrams said. Should the Dukes win the bidding process, Abrams said it will take a true team effort to make the event a success. “If Wellington is selected to host, we have to sit down and make a decision with the municipality and the community at large to see if we

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ADORABLE PUREBRED maltese and yorkies, 10'x10'x6' chainlink dog kennell, 613-476-5903 or 613813-4510. QUINTE PET Minders. Loving care for your pets in their own home. Daily visits, also overnights and vacation stays. 613-476-6265

VEHICLES FOR SALE

2003 DODGE Caravan, 188k, pw, locks, cruise, air, DVD player, very nice condition, $4495+tax price includes safety, e-tested and a 6 month/6000 limited powertrain warranty. Call Joe at Lightfoot Motors 613-813-5401 or 613-4765881, 314 Lake St. Picton. 2004 F150 Pick-up with cab, ps, pb, air, cruise control, 77,500 miles no rust, $12,000. 613-476-2071. AUTO PARTS, new and used, auto and truck parts, we buy scrap metals. cars and trucks wanted. 816 Goodyear Road, Napanee. Call Parts-A-Plenty Inc. 613-2422326 1-888-689-1795. Yes, we have tires. CARS AND trucks wanted for scrap or recycling, we buy scrap metal, free pickup or you bring in. Mike 613-561-8845 or Dan 613929-7572 or 800-890-4075 ext 122 evenings.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

2006 MIDWEST 4x4 ATV, $2,200. Phone 613-471-1182

BOATS & MOTORS

14' BOSTON Whaler Rage (1994) Jet Boat, seats 4, trailer, custom cover, $5600 613-969-5595. 16FT SQUARE back canoe,cover, motor and trailer. $1,800.obo Phone 613-476-8004 1962 18ft GREW Cruiser Lap Strake Mahogany interior. 4 cylinder 60hp, Volvo Penta inboard. 2nd owner (stored for 20 years). Excellent condition for restoration. $4,500 Brad 613-373-2227 1984 17' Magnum Bass Boat and Trailer. 150hp ob motor, trolling motor, live wells, etc., gd clean boat $5500 613-476-6656. BOAT TOP repair & replace zippers, screens, windows, seats. Call Weldon 613-885-6871.

TRAILERS

2003 PALAMINO S15 Hybrid Travel Trailer, 3 burner stove, microwave, 3 way fridge, furnance, new air, 2pc bath, sleeps 6, awning, good condition $7000 obo 613-476-2071.

To place your Classified Ad Call 613-476-3201

TRAILERS

PROWLER 5TH WHEEL Trailer. 25', light weight, good shape, stored inside, rarely used, 2 entrance doors, stove, fridge, microwave, furnace, newer battery, sleeps 4-6 comfortably, queen. $3500 please call 613-399-2886, can be seen @ 1122 Gilead Rd.

TRAILERS FOR RENT Dump Trailers Flat Bed Enclosed Daily, Weekly, Monthly

613-476-6552

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

613.476.1266

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Commercial Unit Main Street available July 1

Call

613-476-3275

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

613.476.1266 FOR RENT

1 BEDROOM +den, over store on Picton Main Street, parking, $640 plus hydro. August 1st. Must have good references. 613-920-1017 leave message. 2 BEDROOM 2 storey apt, lost of character, on Picton Main Street, parking, $750 plus hydro, washer/dryer incl., parking. September 1st. Must have good references. 613-920-1017 leave message. 2 BEDROOM/2 bathroom house for rent in Bloomfield, available Aug.1st $1075+utilities 613-242-7289. 3 BEDRM. house, Macauley Villiage, available August 1 or Sept. 1, $850+utilities 613-476-4311. 39 Pitt Street Unit B, very nice all upgraded, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage $875 plus hydro & water; available July 1. Please email jeffinpec@gmail.com AVAILABLE SEPT. 1, cozy 2 bedroom apartment in Picton, close to all amenities, first/last/references required, includes deck, sm. yard, parking, $750 + utilities 613-4768052. BEAUTIFUL LOCATON on Picton Harbour. 3 bedroom, 2 level home. All newly renovated. Would suite professional couple with a huge bedroom and sunny office for each $1100 includes water. Rent rebates available. Please contact mypechome@gmail.com FURNISHED BACH. apartment in executive waterfront home for single person only heat/hydro/parking included, no smoking, no pets, security deposit required 613394-6003. TWO APARTMENTS for rent in adult building, with parking for two cars for each apartment. 1st apt overlooks Tip of the Bay, with private entrance, one bedroom with storage room, fridge and stove and hookups for washer and dryer, and gas fireplace. Living room is 200sq ft. Both available September 1st 2012. Rent is $750 plus H& H. 2nd apt. is large one bedroom with small 2nd bedroom or office and private balcony. Fridge and stove with hookups for stackable washer dryer. We will reduce the rent for a person that will do minor duties such as vacuuming, snow shovelling, and grass cutting. 613-771-3203.

www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

Providing professional service with care, dignity and personal attention to all details surrounding the loss of a loved one. 2 Centre Street, Picton Robert C. Osborne 476-5571 Funeral Director NOTE: Report errors immediately. The Picton Gazette will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of an advertisement. CLASSIFIED DEADLINES: Tuesday at 4:30pm

FOR RENT

SENIORS PLEASE 105 Bridge St

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

1-905-885-2350

Large open concept 2 bdrm apt with yard, fireplace and large ensuite bath with jacuzzi. $1200/mth including all utilities. Call 613-813-5686

WATERFRONT APARTMENT, Glenora Ferry, utilities/laundry included, no pets/non-smk, ideal for single person, $875 613-373-9368.

WANTED

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

VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE

at the 12th Annual Fun Day & Car Show July 28th 8am-4pm Cherry Valley Lions Park Silent auction donations to participate. Contact Annette at 613-476-7971

WANTED TO BUY

WILL Buy Scrap Vehicles Metals and Appliances

CALL CHAPPY’S

613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117

EMPLOYMENT WANTED

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

BAILEY’S RECYCLABLES

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

We buy & sell

613-476-1621 393-5021. AFFORDABLE MAINTENANCE Services, interior/exterior carpentry and painting. Decks and sheds. Bob, 613-476-4789 CHAPPY'S. We'll do almost anything! Moving, dump runs of brush, grass cutting. Garage and basement cleaning. Ph 613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117 or Jenny 613243-7204. DECKS, new or enlarged. Free quotes, photos & references. Call Bill any time at 613-476-4286. FREE PICKUP of scrap metal and appliances, vehicles 613-920-3178. HANDYMAN FOR hire: affordable home repair and improvements. Carpentry, painting, drywall, decks, sheds, lawn maintenance and cleanup, or just about anything else you need done. Contact Frank at 613-476-8741 or mail to: louderwheeler@sympatico.ca HANDYMAN, experience in framing, flooring, drywall, tiles, decks, fences, call Pascal 613-438-1750. HOUSEKEEPING. One time clean or whatever you need 613393-1357.

HELP WANTED

FULL TIME MEDICAL SECRETARY

For busy Picton practice. Must be a good communicator. Efficient office and computer skills. Salary negotiable on experience. RPN and RN experience also may apply. Email resume to medicaloffice03@gmail.com

HELP WANTED

TOURIST RV RESORT requires mature individuals for light maintenance 613-847-6588.

MORTGAGES

Network Partner of Mortgage Intelligence

BUSINESS SERVICES

RODGER ANDERSON

EXCAVATING

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

FREE ESTIMATES

Craig Dick Mortgage Agent

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

RR2 PICTON

476-6717

#12179 #10287

BUSINESS SERVICES AULTHOUSE CARPENTRY

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

BLACK RIVER TREE SERVICE

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

Glenn Guernsey

476-3757


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The Picton Gazette SPECIAL NOTICES

ATHOL BUSINESSES! ...GROWERS ... ARTISTS! Be a part of Athol’s

CHERRY JUBILLEE Saturday July 28

12-4pm in Cherry Valley FAMILY FUN, GAMES GREAT FOOD SCAVENGER HUNT CHERRY TREES FOR SALE MUSIC BY E.Z. COUNTRY SOUTH WITH LORRAINE SINE & JOHN MILFORD EVENING DANCE WITH LITTLE BLUFF ~~~~~~~

Day Vendors Invited

$10 per table Contact Linda 613-476-3510 or cherryvalleyjubilee@hotmailcom www.atholreccentre.com

Tennis Anyone?

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

COMING EVENTS

COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW. Lorraine Sine & friends, Picton United Church, July 21, 7-9pm. Tickets at the door $15. Proceeds to Loyalist Humane Society.

COMING EVENTS

“Aloha from Hawaii” featuring

Matt Dowsett (aka Elvis Presley)

in concert at Lake–on-the Mountain Pavilion

Sunday July 15, 2012 starting at 2:00 p.m. Offerings from the heart Proceeds will go to Glenora United Church Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks will be available Everyone is welcome!!! W.C.S.

Wellington High School Reunion Potluck Lunch

Sunday, July 15 at 1pm Wellington United Church For info:

V. Foster 613-393-3224 M. Wiltse 613-399-3327

FOUND

DECLAWED TORTIE coloured cat, 1+years old, found in Giant Tiger parking lot Sunday July 8, 613-847-3243.

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

To claim come to

267 Main St. Picton

The Picton Gazette CARD OF THANKS

6th Annual BRIAN O’NEIL MEMORIAL CAR SHOW

July 28 Heritage Hall 10am-4pm Trophy Show First 50 cars get a grab bag For info contact Laverne 613-476-1621

HERITAGE HALL

BUFFET DINNER ROAST BEEFth Sunday, July 15

Serving 4pm - 7pm $10 per person

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

I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt "thankyou" to Dr. Kawam, nurses and staff of Belleville General Hospital for their excellent care while I was a patient in the hospital for my second knee replacement. Also to Susan Hallam, staff, PSW's and all other wonderful friends at "Quinte Garden's Retirement Home" where I spent a week of recuperation time. Your tremendous support and care was greatly appreciated. Most of all, thank you to my wonderful family for their continuing support and many, many acts of kindness. To my six precious grandchildren for being there with their beautiful smiling faces, especially all the kisses and hugs, and homemade Get Well Cards and lovely flowers. Last but certainly not least to my cousin Judy for bringing me home and looking after me through everything and taking me to and from Physio and other appointments. Your love and support meant the world to me. Thank you to friends and neighbours for the phone calls, cards, food and many acts of kindness. Becky Carson.

Community Care’s Thrift Shop

Start: Tues., July 17 at 10am End: Sat., July 28 at 3pm 281 Main Street, Picton 613-476-1555 Business Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

CARD OF THANKS

I would like to to express my heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped take care of Ed. VON, Red Cross, his family, Don, Debbie, Eleanor, Karen and Billy Jo, my family, Neil, Leonard and Gladys for their kindness and time spent with Eed during his illness and passing. They helped me through a very difficult time. A special thank you to Peter and Barb for organzing the memorial. To all AA members,you were his rock for 30 years through good times and bad for this I will be grateful. Thank you to Bea and her family for lunch. To all others who brought food and flowers to people who made donations. Dwayne and Gavin thank you, I don't know how I would have made it without your support and kindness. Connie Miller.

MEMORIAM

MULHOLLAND-Mary. July 13, 2006. In fond remembrance of a very dear mother and devoted nanny whose special gifts of love live daily and forever in our hearts. Still sadly missed, loved and always dear The Mulholland & Shannon Families.

DEATHS

MEMORIAMS

BAVERSTOCK- Hazel. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away July 8, 2001. A bouquet of roses just for you Sprinkled with tear drops instead of dew And in the centre a forget-me-not To let you know we haven't forgotten Gone are the days we use to share But in our hearts you'll always be there The gate of memories will never close We miss you more than anyone knows Lovingly remembered by daughter Kay, son-in-law Archie McGregor & family. BAVERSTOCK- Hazel. In memory of a dear mother, who passed away July 8, 2001. Our lives go on without you But nothing seems the same We have to hide our heartache When someone speaks your name Sad are the hearts that love you Silent the tears that fall Living our lives without Is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us Your heart was kind and true, And when we needed someone We could always count on you. The special years will not return When we were all together But the love within our hearts We keep you close forever. Always remembered by son, George. DAINARD- Carmen. in loving memory of a dear father, father-inlaw and grandfather, who left us July 14, 2008. Oft we think of you, dear father And our hearts are filled with pain Oh, this earth would be a heaven Could we hear your voice again Four years have swiftly passed away But still we don't forget For in the hearts that loved you best Your memory lingers yet. Always remembered by son Stephen, daughter-in-law Judy, grandchildren Stephanie & Ryan. DAINARD- In memory of my loving husband, Carmen, who passed away July 14, 2008. Heaven's gate swung gently open, The Master called softly "come" And you, dear one, took the Masters hand And your work on earth was done. I'll never cease to miss you, And shed many silent tears, Because I cannot share with you, My hopes, my joys, my fears, But one day, in God's garden, When the Master calls me home. You'll be at the gates with open arms And say to me, "Welcome Home!" So very much loved and so very much missed. Your loving wife Frances. ELLERBECK- In memory of a dear son and brother, Ken Ellerbeck, who left us on July 13, 1980. So many things have happened Since were called away So many things to share with you Had you been left to stay Everyday in some small way Memories of you come our way Though absent you are always near Still loved, missed and always dear. Love, Mom, Bev & Lisa. LALONDE- Rene Thomas, Nov. 11/49-July 13/07. It's been 5 years my love And my heart still aches in sadness My silent tears still flow For what it meant to lose you Rene No one will ever know. Love your wife Teresa and son Jason.

DANIELS

Suddenly in Manilla, Phillippines, on Thursday, June 28th, 2012, Lynda Marlene Daniels, Missionary in the Phillippines, formerly of the County, at the age of 64. Beloved wife of Verble “Skip”. Loving daughter of Vernon and Gladys Mullins of West Lake and her late grandparents, Chauncey and Jessie Mullins. Dear mother of Tina and her husband David Peever of Mt. Albert and Michael of Toronto. Dear sister of Jack and Ian Mullins. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Matthew, William and Darid. Lynda is resting at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral Service in the Chapel, on Saturday, July 14th at 2pm. Interment Church of Christ Cemetery. If desired, donations to The North York Church of Christ would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please). Friends may call on Friday evening from 6 till 8pm. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

DEATHS

POUNDER, Marjorie Iva

Passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Barbara Hennessy and husband Peter, in Corbyville on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 in her 103rd year. Daughter of the late George and Eldora McConnell. Beloved wife of the late William Pounder. Dear mother of Arlie McKee (Rex) of South Bay, Eunice Nuttall (Bryce) of Corbyville, Eleanor Easterbrook (Basil) of Belleville, Barbara Hennessy (Peter) of Corbyville, and Linda Whattam (late George) of Waupoos. Predeceased by her sons Rodney and Roland Pounder, and by her brothers and sisters. Loved by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marjorie will be missed by her spiritual brothers and sisters from the Kingdom Hall. Family and friends were invited to celebrate Marjorie's life, at the Kingdom Hall, Highway 2 East, Belleville on Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 2:00pm Donations to the Belleville West Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses would be appreciated. Quinte Cremation and Burial Services Ltd.. 613-962-7900 Two little hands are resting A little heart is still A little son we loved is gone God took him home to Heaven. It is with great sadness that Ashley Watson and Travis Rosseau announce the passing of their infant son, Reed Philip Rosseau, on July 27, 2012. Reed will be loved and missed by his great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. A special thanks to Prince Edward Memorial Hospital and Kingston General Hospital Staff, Whattam's Funeral Home, Rev. Audrey Whitney, Flowers n' Such and to all our family and friends for your love and prayers. A private service was held on June 29th, 2012 at Cherry Valley Cemetery.

ELSBURY, Mary Pauline

Suddenly at her home on Saturday July 7, 2012, Pauline Elsbury (nee Miller) at the age of 52. Beloved wife of Jerry Elsbury and loved mother of Albert (Michelle) of Picton and Stanley (Trevor) of Belleville. Loving grandmother of Faith and sister of Heather Miller of Brampton, Joanne (John) Pink of Guelph and Albert Miller (Karen) of Bramalea. As desired by Mrs. Elsbury, cremation has taken place. There will be no service at this time. Memorial donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated by the family. Cheques only please. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton 613-476-5571 www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

FUNERAL HOME

476-5571

NEWSON, Helen Elizabeth

Peacefully passed away with her family at her side on Friday, July 6th, 2012 at the Trenton Memorial Hospital, Trenton, Ontario, Helen Elizabeth Newson, of Trenton, formerly of Wellington, in her 85th year. Dear wife of the late Stan Newson. Loving mother of Sharon (Gordon) Hackett, Stan (Nancy) Newson and Robert Newson. Special grandma to Michael (Shannon), Christopher (Cindy), Cassie, Steven, Morgan, Sydney and great grandma to Dustin. Survived by her brother Lorison Allair of Flinton. Helen was a strong-willed, goodhearted woman who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Friends may call at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Ave., Wellington on Monday July 9th from 1pm until time of Funeral Service at 2pm. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Storehouse Foodbank or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

ROBINSON

After a lengthy illness at his home in Picton, on Monday, July 9, 2012, Orval Laverne Robinson, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Barbara. Loved father of Debbie and Brian Lindensmith of RR1 Picton, Gail and Randy Minnie of RR8 Picton and Lorie and Peter Struthers of RR1 Picton. Dear brother of Lillian Richardson of North Bay, Rita Pringle of Picton and Elmer of Picton. Loved Poppy of Megan, Travis and Makenzie. Mr. Robinson is resting at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Graveside Service at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Monday, July 16th at 11am. Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please). Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam Funeral Home

Garage/Yard Sale Guide

Whattam Funeral Home

DEATH

Milford Market Square

OPEN

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

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

YARD SALE

Fri, July 13 Sat, July 14 8:30-4pm 2446 Bengil Rd Boys clothes sizes baby-8 yrs, toys, baby strollers (3), highchair, many other misc items.

Rain or Shine

YARD & TOOL SALE Sat, July 14 7:30-5pm Asst hardware, trailer parts, power tools

24 Jasper Ave, Picton

ROGER STILL HAS LOTS OF UNIQUE STUFF Powertools, etc.

645 Kelly Rd

Ongoing until its gone

GARAGE SALE Rain or Shine

Sat, July 14 9am-4pm 173 Fry Rd

Just in from Talbot St (Cty Rd 4) Rhubarb Plants, fish pond, new bar fridge, microwave, low flow toilet, french horn, loads of knitting yarn, good books, DVDs & jazz CDs, antique dolls, tools, crocks, windows & small furnture


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ANTIQUES & AUCTIONS The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

Antique and Modern Auction Sale Saturday July 14th

Beginning at 10AM

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www.timpotter.com BRIGHTON ESTATE AUCTIONS

Large Antique & Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auction Sunday, July 15 - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m. Auction to include: Silver Plate; Glass; Crystal; China; Jewellery; Royal Doulton Figures; Royal Crown Derby; Collectorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; items; large amount of Books; Large Collection of Oil Paintings; Prints & Watercolours; Large Selection of Furniture; Oriental Carpets & Light Fixtures. Large Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 am David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser Looking for quality estates or single items for upcoming auctions www.brightonestateauctions.com 101 Applewood Drive, Brighton, Ont. K0K 1H0 Phone 1-613-475-6223

MONDAY JULY 16TH

AT 10:00 AM AUCTION SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES AUCTION. SALE CONDUCTED AT STIRLING LEGION BRANCH 228 243 STIRLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MARMORA ROAD ( HIGHWAY 14) NORTH of traffic lights in Stirling for ½ mile on Stirling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Marmora Road. Antique butchers block with lower cabinet doors, antique walnut china cabinet, antique cheval mirror, antique stainglass window, antique walnut 3 tier serving side table, antique treadle sewing machine, antique barn scales, antique walnut corner what not, antique oak dinette table, antique walnut sofa table, glass top display case, walnut vanity, model sailing ship, harness horse, maple corner display shelves, pine multi drawer cabinet, 6 ft pine table, antique walnut dresser top mirror, antique rush seat rocker, antique occasional chairs, upholstered love seat, childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antique cradle, childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vintage desk, 80 lb milk can, Quebec heater, stoneware, toilet set pieces, brass pieces, lamps, sad irons, reference books, kitchenwareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, wooden boxes, numerous other articles. TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com for photos

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

AT 5:00 P.M. DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE AUCTION SALE Maple kitchen table/ 1 leaf, Magic Chef bar fridge, chesterfield/ 2 reclining seats &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;matching chair, pine chesterfield & chair, sofa table, small round pedestal table, ornately carved trunk, wicker 3 tier stand, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dâ&#x20AC;? end table, Lazy boy recliner, glider rocker, single bed/ box spring & mattress (as new), oak arrow back bench, 3 parlour chairs, faux suede ottoman, small childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chesterfield, 2 open adjustable shelf book cases, wooden display cabinet, small tables, Arcade Alley â&#x20AC;&#x153;Super shoot outâ&#x20AC;? basket ball game, arrow back chair, pine corner cabinet, qty of glass &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;china including cranberry pitcher, novelty salts &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;peppers, tea pots, creamers, vasae, bowls, etc., small bolt caddy, Blue Mountain pottery, finger jug, several dinky toys, Tonka toys, small globe bank, numerous prints, lamps, garden fountain, fridge cart, Eiminatory power box 800, fan heater, new circular saw, trolley jack & many more assorted shop & garden tools. See my web site for detailed list & pics AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com

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FRIDAY, JULY 20

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

662 Cty. Rd. #12 3.5 kms south west of Bloomfield at Koopmans Auction Centre

Antique hall stand/seat, Antique jam cupboard, Antique Westinghouse shortwave radio licensed 1927-1928, Antique piano stool, Antique childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleigh and wagon, Antique oak rockers, 3 hand carved duck decoys, Boston rocker, cast iron grates, Antique ironing boards, 2 handmade rocking horses, Antique oil lamps, school desk from Jericho Road school house, stone jugs, hand carved swans and geese, quilt racks, walnut dining set with 6 chairs table with jackknife leaf sideboard and china cabinet, pine dining room set includes open front hutch table with end drawers and 5 chairs, coffee and end tables, Antique occasional tables, small kitchen appliances, kitchenware, air purifier, pictures, lamps, birdhouses and feeders, 2 tree stands, Beaver table saw, Yardworks electric tiller, 1/2 inch hammer drill, electric impact gun, small power tools, Many other items still arriving daily. www.koopmansauctionservices.com Always accepting good clean consignment for upcoming sales. We also conduct home, farm, and commercial sales onsite. For your entire auction needs, call Auctioneer: Gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732.

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AT 10:00 AM AUCTION SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LORRY AND MARV BURTIS 134 ENGLISH SETTLEMENT ROAD R.R.# 4 TRENTON, ONT. 3 miles WEST of Trenton on Highway # 2 and turn SOUTH onto Flindall Road for 1 mile to English Settlement Road and turn WEST for Âź mile. WOOD WORKING TOOLS Rockwell 10â&#x20AC;? heavy duty table saw with table extensions and roller attachment, Brettwood shaper with Busy Bee CT 195F power feeder, Busy Bee B325 single surface planer, Busy Bee Heavy Duty floor model drill press, Busy Bee 18â&#x20AC;? band saw, Busy Bee single unit dust collector, Busy Bee 6â&#x20AC;? jointer, Busy Bee combination belt and disc sander, Busy Bee universal surface grinder, Beaver 12â&#x20AC;? table top band saw, Power fist 8â&#x20AC;? bench grinder, Mastercraft oscillating sander, hand crafted 6ft wood lathe, DeWalt 10â&#x20AC;? deluxe radial arm saw, Rigid shop vac, Craftsman portable air compressor, Husky electric high pressure washer, CT 5 hp 60 gal upright air compressor, Stihl 032 chainsaw, 1â&#x20AC;? x 30â&#x20AC;? belt sander, metal chop saw, ceramic saw, Holzher hammer drill, Bostitch air nailer, quantity of Makita power tools, quantity of hand tools, rechargeable tools, pipe and c clamps, Liech dove tail jig, vintage surveyors â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dumpy levelâ&#x20AC;?, builders hardware, Beach stacking tool box, steel work bench, žâ&#x20AC;? socket set, flat wrenches, aluminum ladders, builders hardware, vintage horizontal bandsaw, quantity of lumber- red oak, cherry, black walnut, butternut, poplar; HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SELL AT 10:00 AM - oak roll top desk, Vilas maple dining room suite with table, chairs and hutch; leather La-Z- boy chair, La-Z-boy chesterfield with reclining ends, oak coffee and end tables, bedroom furniture, Danby air conditioners, park bench, patio swing, numerous other articles. TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com for photos

REAL ESTATE BY AUCTION JULY 28

at 1 p.m. LOCATED IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY AT 35 TALBOT ST., PICTON, ON. From Highway 33 turn north at the LCBO corner - follow signs.

Split level brick and vinyl sided house with single attached garage and 12'x8' outbuilding on a large mature treed lot 125' x 400'. House consists of eat-in kitchen, living room, 3 bedrooms, 3 piece bath, finished rec room, laundry room, furnace room & wood storage room. Also added to this house is a 5 room apartment or granny suite, consisting of dining -living room, 2 bedrooms & ½ bath. There is hardwood on main floors, forced air oil heat and on town water & sewer. This home appears to be in good repair and is selling as is, where is. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: $10,000.00 certified cheque or cash made payable to Lambert Auction Service and registered with the Cashier prior to 1 p.m. day of sale. Final sale is subject to approval of the Executor upon completion of the bidding process. Balance of purchase price is due on closing in 30 days unless other arrangements are made. Unsuccessful bidders will have their deposits returned to them immediately upon completion of the bidding process of the property. OPEN HOUSES: Will be held on Saturday, July 14 and 21 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. or by appointment. NO BUYERS PREMIUM - Canteen Available Watch for contents listing and pictures to follow shortly on www.lambertauctions.ca NEIL LAMBERT, AUCTIONEER Napanee 613-354-3406 e-mail Sally1@KOS.net


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HELP WANTED

THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF PRINCE EDWARD JOB OPPORTUNITIES H.J. MCFARLAND MEMORIAL HOME

The H.J. McFarland Home is non-profit long term care facility located on the outskirts of Picton, Ontario in beautiful Prince Edward County. Our philosophy of care is one that recognizes the individuality of each resident and where all staff, family members and community partners are valued and respected for their contributions to resident care.

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The Picton Gazette Our Newspaper supports the local economy of Prince Edward County. Our editorial, advertising, accounting, mailroom and delivery departments provide employment for local residents. In turn these people live here, pay taxes and spend their hard earned dollars in your community. SUPPORT LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

Our Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the positions listed below. Candidates will possess the following qualifications: • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent • Prior experience working in a long term care facility • Ability to work within legislated standards and guidelines • Ability to exercise respect, tact, diplomacy, and good judgement when dealing with residents and team members • Knowledge and training under the Occupational Health and Safety Act • Proof of satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening Check

Registered Practical Nurse (1 Part-Time) • Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario with a minimum 2 years work experience. Per the CAW Local 830 Collective agreement the current salary is $23.58 – $24.47/hr. Personal Support Workers (3 Part-Time) • Successful completion of PSW program or Health Care Aid qualifications. Per the CAW Local 830 Collective agreement the current salary is $18.66 – $19.42/hr. Housekeeping Aides (2 Part-Time, 1 Temporary Part-Time) • Knowledge related to cleaning, disinfection and sanitation methods. Per the CAW Local 830 collective agreement the current salary is $18.04 to $18.82/hr. If you are interested in any of the above opportunities please forward your application, clearly identifying the position of interest, prior to 9:00 am on July 23rd, 2012 to: Human Resources Shire Hall, Lower Level careers@pecounty.on.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer.

The personal information being collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED RN & PSW’s

Kentwood Park, our LTC home in Picton, requires Full-Time and a Part-Time RN & PSW’s If you have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, or a Diploma in Nursing, as well as a certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, AND a Current CPR Certification, experience working as a registered nurse in the long term care sector. PSW’s, if you have successfully completed an approved Personal Support Worker program that is a minimum of 600 hours in duration, including both classroom and practical experience, OR current enrollment in an approved Personal Support Worker program presently completing the practical experience portion of the training, OR current enrollment in an educational program for registered nurses or registered practical nurses and adequate skill and knowledge to perform the duties of a PSW, please E-mail resume to: klumley@omniway.ca or fax: 613-476-7165 by July 20, 2012

THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF PRINCE EDWARD JOB OPPORTUNITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (2 VACANCIES)

The County of Prince Edward is a unique island community, a place of tranquillity, creativity, hospitality and fun. A growing and multi-faceted arts community contributes to our unique “County” culture.

Our Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Community Development Coordinator. This position reports to the Director of Community Development and is responsible for supporting the Community Development Department and the Commission through planning and implementing community development activities including typical economic development activities, assisting in a onewindow approach for the development proposal process, managing the real estate and grant funding portfolios of The Corporation and cultural and heritage assets. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

• Post-secondary education in Community Development, Economic Development, Business, Public Administration, and/or related discipline/ equivalent work experience. • 2 - 3 years’ work related experience; municipal government experience is preferred. • Working knowledge of municipal government, relevant planning and economic development legislation and the development approval process. • Experience working with and advising businesses and community groups, committees and with Boards of Directors or Commissions. • Knowledge of development, training, funding resources and opportunities for local businesses and community. • Working knowledge of commercial/industrial real estate practices. • Experience with application to and administration of grants and funding. • Advanced research and analytical skills, with the ability to problem solve. • Available to work a flexible schedule with the ability to attend evening and/or weekend meetings/events and travel as required. • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner with a high degree of judgment and discretion. • Superior interpersonal, communication and customer service skills with the ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment at all times. • An understanding of Prince Edward County’s economic, cultural and political environment and the community demographics. • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, knowledge of and experience using digital communication tools/devices and other related databases. • Valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence.

A more detailed job description is available online at www.pecounty.on.ca/jobs. The current annual salary range for this position is $54,104 to $65,739, as per Band 3 of the Non-Union By-law. Please direct your cover letter and resume prior to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to Human Resources at careers@pecounty.on.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer.

The personal information being collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.

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Volunteers and barn board sought in anticipation of August opening for fragrant and tactile garden

Recently, someone asked Lecker what a garden might look like for someone with visual limitations. Instead of just pondering it, she decided it was worth trying to develop one. "The bottom line is I like a challenge," she said. "Someone said what would a garden for the blind look like? The wheels started turning. Before I knew it, there was I 1,000 hours deep working at something that was very difficult, but also very exciting to think about." In recent months, Lecker has spent her time talking with the Canadian National Institute For the Blind (CNIB) as well as other organizations that offer help for the visually challenged. She also discovered there are two other sites in Canada offering what are known as fragrant-tactile gardens as well as a small number in the United States and the United Kingdom. She said she's been in nearly constant communication to find out how they've built their gardens. Recently, Lecker has directed staff and volunteers to clear an old hay field to prepare her own version of the garden, which is slated to open in August. She indicated that for nearly everyone involved in the project, there has been a change in thinking. "In 35 years of gardening, this is the hardest kind of garden I've ever had to be committed to. It really is a different way of approaching a garden," she said. "It's

anti-visual. That's not to say colour doesn't play a part because you want birds, hummingbirds, and butterflies but to make it more authentic you can't just have a bunch of pretty things where some smell and feel good." Lecker said part of the difficulty with creating the garden is you have to consider all the senses when planning it to ensure there is an authentic experience of fragrances that may be found in nature. Too many aromas could cancel any pleasant effect that might be achieved. "At different times, there will be plants at different levels and with different kinds of fragrances," she said. "Gardens like everything in life are very musical— they have a certain rhythm, a crescendo, and soft times and a wave of something — that's very important to make a garden enjoyable."

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Lecker said sighted people can get that mix visually, choosing paths that draw their eyes. For those who are visually challenged, smell, texture, and even taste can direct them. In this garden, the visually challenged will also have a choice of following about a half-dozen paths. Entering the garden behind Lecker's house, they're drawn in by a number of very fragrant plants, like English roses. The main path features a number of winding bean poles at its sides to bring in the sense of taste as well. Navigation among paths is achieved through the use of different ground coverings, like gravel on paths, and different levels of garden beds. "People come with different challenges and are on different levels," she said. "The aggregate is very important. The stones will tell people when they're on the

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gust opening, Lecker is hoping for two things from her neighbours. The first is volunteers interested in helping to put the finishing touches on the garden and to help maintain it. The second is barn board, which she hopes to use to construct the living wall. Those able to offer assistance can call Lecker at 613-476-8849 or e-mail her at blackwalnutgard@aol.com.

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dent in nature. She added most of the other such gardens are located in urban areas and not in rural areas. "Needless to say in the countryside the challenges are even greater, but the rewards are really spectacular," she said of the abundance of wildlife that could be drawn to the garden. To reach her targeted Au-

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path and something above the stones will guide them to different areas on different paths." Braille signage will be installed to help people learn which plants they're touching and smelling, while there will also be a portable audio guide available and an intervener to help groups and the deaf-blind. Those standing will be able to enjoy items while standing or bending and those in wheelchairs will also be able to reach specialized tables with tactile displays and plants growing in raised beds.The tables will feature different experiences to the touch like the ultra soft lamb's ear, or the somewhat prickly succulent hens and chicks. Lecker is also planning a resting area near a lavender field where visitors can play a special Xs and Os game, a herb loop, and a living wall with various hanging plants. A water feature is also expected to hold a prominent place in the garden. "My hope is when they come to the end of the winding path, there will some boulders for people to be able to take their socks off if they'd like and dip their feet or hands into the trickling water," she said. "This is intended to mimic the freedom in nature that sighted people are able to easily feel confident about when exposed to nature." Lecker said she believes her garden will be a bit of a "feather in the cap" for the county considering the scarce number of fragrant tactile grades around and the potential they have to help people become confi-

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

July 12 - Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture Meeting, O.P.P. Office Boardroom, County Rd. 1, (Schoharie Road), Picton, 7:30 pm – All Welcome! Contact Patti Stacey at 613476-3842 / pat.stacey@sympatico.ca

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

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

Cobourg Car Pool; 10 am Agrico Fertilizer Terminal in Hamilton; 1 pm Lunch Puddicombe Estate Winery and Orchard in Grimsby; 3:15 pm Dover Flour Mill in Cambridge; 7 pm arrive back in Cobourg. Cost is $25 per person payable in advance to secure your seat. Contact Doug July 12 to 15 - Odessa Fair, County Rd. 6 South Hoskin 905-349-2144 or Justin Dorland 613of Hwy 2. For more information contact 475-9736 / dorland101@hotmail.com Margaret Henshaw 613-386-3453 / henshaw@sympatico.ca or visit August 2 - Hastings Federation of Agriculture Monthly Meeting Thurlow Community Centre, www.odessafair.ca July 14 - Prince Edward Winegrowers 516 Harmony Road, Thurlow, 8:00 pm - Contact Hagerman 613-473-4444 / Association General Meeting, Bloomfield Town Judy Hall, 8:30 to 11 am. For more information call jlhagerman@sympatico.ca . 613-921-7100 or email August 3 to 6 – Napanee Fair, 4 York Street, Napanee. For more information call 613-354info@thecountywines.com July 17 - L&A Holstein Club Annual Twi-light 5264, email napaneefair@msn.com or visit Barbeque. Dinner @ 6:30. Host Farm - Veryea www.napaneefair.com Farm in Morven. Deloris, Bob & Wendy, Blake & Maureen and families. Mike Mundels Fish August 4 to 8 – Central Ontario Draft Horse Dinner. Tickets - $15 Adults, $7 Kids 6-12. After Workshop, Owen & Jackie Harder, Harder’s 14th $20. Call for Tickets - Steve VanBerkel 561- Heritage Farm, 1119 Tuftsville Rd Stirling. 4206; Mike Walhout 561-1333; Wanda Frisken Learn to drive draft horses from 5 experienced 388-2456; John VanBerkel 386-5567; Al Huyck teamsters. 40 hours hands-on training for single, 354-2429; Gary Sonneveld 354-2865; Adam teams, 3 & 4 horse hitches. Space is limited so book early ($100 deposit required). For more Hunt 329-2649 July 18 - Northumberland Soil and Crop details or to register, contact Jackie 613-395Improvement Association Bus Trip, 7 am leave 1855 or visit www.hardersheritage.com/workfrom Brighton Car Pool; 7:30 am leave from shops.html

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PRICE RANGE SALES TO 100-150 lbs .50 - 1.62 1.65 150-400 lbs .76 - 1.95 2.11 STOCKER: 400-600lbs 1.30 - 1.96 2.06 STEERS: 600-800lbs .86 - 1.69 1.70 800-1000lbs 1.00 - 1.35 1.48 STOCKER: 400-600 lbs 1.13 - 1.61 1.7050 HEIFERS: 600-800 lbs 1.25 - 1.52 1.59 COWS: .43 - .83 .8575 BULLS: HOLSTEIN SPRINGERS: FRESH COWS: PIGS: 25-35 lbs: $30- 35 35-50 lbs: SHOATS: LAMBS: 45-65 lbs - 1.80 - 2.15 2.1750 65-85 lbs - 1.70 - 1.77 1.80 85-100 lbs - 1.60 - 1.72 1.7750 KID GOATS: $25 - 115 NANNYS & BILLIES: TOP STOCKER STEER: 400-600 lbs: 455 lbs @ 2.11, Tabatha Tardiff, Norwood 600-800 lbs: 3 sv 671 lbs @ 1.70, V&D Darling, Castleton TOP STOCKER HEIFER: 5 av 50 lbs @ 1.7050, Paul Ibottson, Brighton TOP CALF: 100-150 lbs: 110 lbs @1.65, Kamink Farms, Consecon TOP CALF: 150-400 lbs: 410 lbs 2 2.11, Neil Chapman, Colborne TOP COW: 1575 lbs @ .8550, Burt Maybee, Frankford TOP SPRINGER: $1260 TOP PIGS: 33 lbs @ $35, Ada Berguelde, Belleville TOP LAMBS: 41 lbs @ 2.1750, Wayne Wheeler, Perth

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APPEC representative says study should come hand-in-hand with moratorium on projects

STUDY, from page 1

A notice to stakeholders posted on the Health Canada website says the study will align with research already being done globally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Currently, there is insufficient evidence to conclude whether or not there is a relationship between exposure to the noise from wind turbines and adverse human health effects, although community annoyance and other concerns have been reported to Health Canada and in the scientific literature,â&#x20AC;? the notice says. Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC) president Gord Gibbons said he's happy with the decision

to look into the issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clearly APPEC and all groups that have been concerned with the health issues with respect to wind turbines are delighted that the government has recognized there is a need for a proper study,â&#x20AC;? Gibbons said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having said that we need to look at the details of what they're going to do.â&#x20AC;? In Gibbons' mind there's no doubt there are health effects associated with proximity to wind turbines. He said one only has to look at the number of studies being undertaken for proof of that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are definite health effects. There is major research going on to explain why there are health effects,

it's not quite there yet, but it's coming,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;ŚPeople don't move out of their houses and live in hotels and places for the fun of it.â&#x20AC;? Gibbons said a study on the health effects of the turbines should come hand-inhand with a moratorium at least until results are known. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you look at the Chatham-Kent ERT (Environmental Review Tribunal) decision it basically says that it's not a question of if industrial wind turbines create health effects, it is a question of to what degree.â&#x20AC;? Keeping that in mind, he said the current minimum distance separation between turbines and homes of 550 metres isn't adequate. He

said in Australia that distance is up to two kilometres and other areas are considering 10 km requirements. County Sustainability Group media representative Susan Holtz said it appears the study is more about politics than science. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is clearly a study that's being done in response to a major controversy and it's a political controversy, it's not pure scientific curiosity,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There have been hundreds of studies done around the world including meta-studies that looked at the overall assessment of many smaller studies, all of which have concluded that there are no significant health effects from wind turbines.â&#x20AC;?

She said the ultimate results of the study may be impacted by the motivation for the study. She said if the methodology of the study and why it's being undertaken isn't scrutinized it could taint the results. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can manipulate studies in all kinds of different ways and you can also bury their results, it really depends,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's going to depend very much on things we can't determine about how this study is done and how it's going to be used.â&#x20AC;? She said she would have been more comfortable had the study been undertaken by the National Round Table on the Environment and the

Economy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an independent agency that can provide objective views and information to decision makers. Holtz said the County Sustainability Group believes wind turbines play an important role in addressing climate change. She said energy creation is one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions whereas wind turbines are becoming an increasing available and cost-efficient source of energy with no emissions. Comments on the study design can be e-mailed (wind.turbine.health.study@ hc-sc.gc.ca) or faxed (613941-1734) to the study's principal investigator David Michaud.

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NEW LISTING

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

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

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l MAIN STREET CONDO $242,500 Designed for comfort, convenience and peaceful life style. Maintenance free including snow removal, owners are free to spend time enjoying summer or head south for the winter. The 1 bedroom condo is located in The Edward on Main Street in Picton which includes one parking space. Ready to enjoy and relax. MLS® 2124767 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com

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70 acres with spectacular visitas over the surrounding area, right on the outskirts of Picton. This location would make an ideal subdivision. Tons of potential. $599,000 MLS 2123382 Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588 mbgardiner@yahoo.com

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JUST FOR YOU" In Picton`s newest & most prestigious condominium "The Edward". This 2 bdrm condo with open concept LR/DR features 9` ceilings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, master bdrm w/walk-in closet, lrg 4pc bath w/separate shower stall & a 32 sq.ft. balcony. Walk to shops, theatre, restaurants & harbour. You will appreciate this beautifully appointed, high level security condominium in downtown Picton. $241,000 MLS 2120506 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

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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. $359,000 MLS 2123120 KEVIN GALE, Sales Rep cell 613-476-1874 H. 613-242-7295 C. QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE kevingale@remax.net

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1824 NORTH BIG ISLAND RD Views of Bay of Quinte. Elevated ranch bung, 8+ ac of land. Approx 1,500 sq ft living space plus full finished basement. 3 bedrms on main level & 2 on lower level, lg family rm with fireplace, lg eat in kitchen, lots of oak cupboards, bright living rm. Attached 2 car garage, inside entry plus oversized garage workshop. Call to view. MLS® 2121684 SHARON ARMITAGE, ® Broker of Record 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. Brokerage quinteisle.com

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

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FABULOUS PRIVACY YET CLOSE TO PICTON. No neighbours are even visible from this well--maintained 4 bdrm, 3 bath home nestled on 5 ACRES and tucked into the trees. Features include a main floor family room w/fireplace, full basement, attached 2 car garage and wrap-around sundeck. Another amazing feature is the 1200 sq. ft detached steel clad, insulated and heated shop. This building would suit a variety of uses & is nicely separated from the home. Millenium trail is close by. $449,000 MLS 2124674 Call BEV SKIDMORE, Broker 613-476-2100 email: skidmore2100@yahoo.ca LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED www.bevskidmore.com

Waupoos Marina offers many opportunities. Situated on over nine acres with 638 feet of pristine waterfront, plus a 600 x 550 ft water lot with 132 docks, which could be expanded to 200 docks, with water and power. Plus four two-bedroom insulated/heated cottages and a great three-bedroom house on the waterfront with two bathrooms, separate living area, sunroom and dining room. Updated water purification system. A building with washrooms and showers, hot tub, and laundry facilities. A total of 15 buildings on site lots of boat storage with 18 ft clearance. A marine mechanic is on site, gas and diesel pumps. 3 meter, Two Phase power - Phase 1 and Phase 11 environmental assessment has been completed and given a clean bill of health. $1,800,000 MLS 2122635

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

MAIN ST WELLINGTON Step back in time. 4 bedrm 2 storey brick home, unique features, one of a kind in the village of Wellington. Views of Lake Ontario. Walk to park, beach & stores. Lg principal rooms, totally upgraded and renovated with taste. Lg backyard fenced in. Area to park 3 vehicles. Call to view. MLS® 2123297 GEORGE REID, ® Broker 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. Brokerage quinteisle.com

ROOM TO ROAM ON THE EDGE OF TOWN Tucked well back from the travelled road & sheltered by mature trees, you'll discover this charming & well maintained century farmhouse with hardwood & pine floors, original tin ceiling in the L/R & full length covered front porch-just the spot for relaxing during those hot summer days. Updated amenities. Double attached garage. 2.6 ac. lot. Only one minute to Picton and an easy drive to Belleville. $299,500 MLS 2122555 Call BEV SKIDMORE, Broker 613-476-2100 email: skidmore2100@yahoo.ca LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED www.bevskidmore.com

PERFECT FOR A GROWING FAMILY! 1.5 yr old award winning custom built home, professionally designed & decorated. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. $525,000 MLS 2124455 Call MARY JANE MILLS, Broker 613-476-5900 mills2@sympatico.ca QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE www.maryjanemills.com

BEAUTIFUL MUSCOTE BAY 130` waterfront lot convenient to Belleville and Picton. Nice homes in area. Road is in to the property. Good fishing area. $165,000 MLS 2120209 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900

Call CHUCK SLIK, Broker 613-471-1708 www.chestnutpark.com

SOLD ROSEMARY LANE Only a few units left. Don't be disappointed. Call Herb for your exclusive showing today. 613-921-7441 MLS 2120246 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900

CLOSE TO PICTON On 3+ acres. Stunning 3,000+sq.ft. home with salt-water pool. Great entertaining space – inside & out! $529,000 MLS 2124592 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 www.christinehenden.com QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE colinhenden@remax.net

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$435,000 Fabulous waterfront property with spectacular panoramic views facing Timber Island. Steps down to beautiful natural shore. Home is 2 storey, side split with 3 large bedrooms, 1.5 baths, double garage. Virtually unspoiled waterfront with expanse of flat land and historic life saving station. MLS®2106000 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com


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THE PICTON GAZETTE NORTHPORT GEM $229,000 Bright and spacious 3

bedroom bungalow on just under an acre of property. Excellent location affords easy travel to Napanee, Picton and Belleville. Hwy 401 is just 10 minutes away. You`ll love the large eat-in kitchen with walk-out to deck, partly finished basement, perennial gardens and much more! MLS® 2123433

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$399,000 Sunlit home and sparkling

water! 4 bedroom waterfront bungalow on the Bay of Quinte. Vaulted ceilings in principal rooms and master bedroom. Walkouts to glass railed upper deck for gorgeous views and sunsets. MLS® 2122064

CUTE BUNGALOW $169,000 Lots of room to relax in this

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VICTORIAN BEAUTY ON 349 MAIN ST BLOOMFIELD (the Degroff House built in 1881)

Enter through the foyer into an impressive front hallway with elegant staircase to the second floor. Good sized living room and separate dining room, den with built in bookshelves. Fantastic kitchen overlooks the family room at the back of the house. Upstairs there are three large bedrooms and a bright spacious bathroom. There is a three piece bath on the lower level and a deck overlooks the back garden. Beautiful front porch and a three storey carriage house (foundation repaired by the seller). Gorgeous oversized lot and gardens full of perennials. A charming, character filled home. $475,000 MLS 2114030

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COTTAGE COUNTRY

$268,900 Right now is the best time to buy your vacation property. This home is a perfect option to live in one of the top rated vacation spots in Canada at an affordable price. Deeded access to West Lake across from famous Sand dunes and minutes to beaches. For the price conscious cottager. Contact us to today to arrange. MLS ®2123299

COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT

SMALL RESORT ON WEST LAKE

$875,000 4 self contained immaculate rental cottages with 3 bedroom main house, plus 2 bedroom in-law suite & overnight suite on prime waterfront. Beautifully landscaped with 5 docks - direct access to Lake Ontario from Wellington Channel. All cottages are fully furnished & insulated with patios facing water. Municipal services. Turn key operation. MLS® 2122235

PRETTY AS A PICTURE

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

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$336,000 Relax & enjoy this completely renovated 4 season or vacation property with loads of space offering waterfront on the historic Mill Pond in Milford. 50 ft deck overlooking the water with panoramic views. Wheelchair accessible, oak and ceramic flooring. Excellent well. 2 storey garge/workshop/studio. MLS® 2116874

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WATERFRONT NORTHPORT VILLAGE

$289,000 Charming waterfront home (1836) in the villiage of Northport. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, lovely setting; a special place to live in the County`. Dock included; small old barn. 45 minutes to Kingston, 30 minutes to Belleville, 20 minutes to Picton, and 10 minutes from the 401. MLS® 2124063

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WATERFRONT BLOOMFIELD B&B FOR SALE

$749,000 This historical home c 1865 features a two storey entrance bay as the focal point of the facade. Shows extraordinary Italinate Architecture Details, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 fireplaces and woodstove in library. Municipal water. New high efficiency gas furnace installed and duct cleaning March 2011. MLS® 2111566

REDNERSVILLE ROAD

$525,000 Very charming waterfront home on Rednersville Road. Not far from County Road 33, 11/2 hours from Toronto. Beautiful views, lovely waterfront, marine railway, and dock. 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. View of the Murray Hills across the Bay, great sunsets with western exposure, close to the end of Murray Canal. A friendly family of swans are regular visitors. MLS® 2124081

WIDE OPEN SPACES

$585,000 Spacious, open concept home on 30 acres with so much room on such wide open space. Set back from the road this home is loaded with extras and lots of possibilities. Separate apartment with 2 bedrooms, Huge 2 car & RV garage. 2 offices on lower level with mud room. Heated inground pool, hot tub - so many extras. SO MUCH VALUE! MLS® 2112446


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6 Talbot Street, Picton

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THE PICTON GAZETTE

294 Wellington Main St.,Wellington

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MLS®#: 2116779

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Quiet rural living just 5 min to Belleville in this all brick raised bungalow.

2 plus acre lot with lots of road frontag, a great building site.

Excellent one acre lot very close to Picton.

$339,900

$29,900

MLS®#: 2122972

MLS®#:2122252

Waterfront

Spacious 4 bdrm century home with great Wellington location.

Circa 1843, very spacious brick bungalow with a 2+ acre lot.

Lovely waterfront bungalow with 190 feet of waterfront(in-direct).

$169,900

$299,900

MLS®#: 2120657 MLS®#: 2123418

MLS®#: 2121436

$109,900

MLS®#: 2123286

Waterfront

Mount Carmel M.E. Church, converted into a 2 bdrm home.

Very affordable Bay of Quinte waterfront lot on a quiet street.

$269,000

$169,900

MLS®#: 2121694

MLS®#: 2122534

Newly built and ready for occupancy. 1461sq ft bungalow on Jasper Ave.

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

MLS®#: 2121351

MLS®#: 2122830

$349,000

$199,900

190 acres with open fields and woods close to Picton.

Beautiful brick bungalow in Picton with wheelchair access.

$299,900

$199,900

$389,000

MLS®#: 2123961

MLS®#: 2121722

MLS®#:2124059

Excellent starter/investment bungalow with large garage.

Lovely 4 level split Duvanco built home with open concept.

Benson Model (1030 sq ft) 3 bdrm bungalow with full basement

$199,900

$119,900

$379,900

MLS®#: 2124215 Waterfront

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The Fairfield House is a magnificent century home featuring a majestic view over Picton Harbour.

An excellent 68 acre parcel in a great location with lovely views

Great 50 acre parcel with over 500 feet of road frontage.

A beautiful 4 bedroom country home featuring a 981/2 acre parcel.

Ordered perfection the complete renovation and remodelling of this waterfront home is exquisite.

$99,000

$378,000

$399,000

$849,900

$119,000

MLS®#: 2121753

MLS®#2123685 2121351 MLS®#: 2 bedroom bungalow in a great location with 1+ acre lot.

$149,900

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MLS®#: 2124278

Exceptional 2.80 acre lot on East Lake. Minutes to Picton.

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$199,900

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THE PICTON GAZETTE

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

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

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

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

Build your home today! This building lot sits on the shores of West lake with an inlet to dock your boat and easy access to the Sandbanks Provincial Park on West lake. Only minutes to Wellington with the amenities of a town with the atmosphere of a quaint village. The area boasts a golf course only 10 minutes away, cafes, exquisite dining and many wineries in the area. The lot is situated amongst many executive homes and has a well in place. This is an opportunity waiting for you here in the heart of Prince Edward County! $229,900 MLS 2123359 Lori Slik*

www.chestnutpark.com

www.lauriegruer.com

Location, Location, Location! This three bedroom home is located on one of the most sought after streets in Picton, Hill Street. The home has a newer roof, windows and has a single detached garage. The house has the bones to work with to make this house a gem. This is a great opportunity to buy overlooking the harbour and the park on a quiet, neighbourly street. Book your appointment today! $249,900 MLS 2123384 Lori Slik*

Country living at its finest! This custom family home is close to downtown Bloomfield and local public school. Large front veranda of yester years and grand foyer makes a welcoming entrance with ceramic tile, lovely staircase and powder room. Open concept layout, with custom kitchen open to the formal living room, dining area with French doors to the deck and pool area. The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home has a master bedroom with ensuite, main floor media room with French doors to deck and pool area. Full finished basement with bar, fireplace and area for billiard table. Hard wood floors throughout. Attached double garage with inside entry, 2 garden sheds, and plenty of parking. Buy a lifestyle, call to make your appointment. $349,000 MLS 2122598 Lori Slik*

MILFORD MILLPOND! Charm and character right on the Milford millpond! This early post-and-beam home offers three bedrooms, upgraded mechanicals and a delightful country kitchen leading to a large deck. Utterly charming decor, new roof, main floor bath and laundry area. A rare opportunity to find a waterfront property under $300,000! $264,000 MLS 2121947 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

A charming Morrison Point Road home located in the quaint community of Black River overlooks lovely vistas on this mature tree-lined road offering a wonderful sense of community. The home exudes warmth and comfort that must be seen to truly experience it. The comfortable interior features 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths, a large family room with a woodstove and bright, open concept kitchen/living room for entertaining. Upgrades include newer windows and doors and a recently completed stand-a-lone Artist Studio (11x27). A detached garage (20x20) adds extra space to play or work. Lounge on the front or back porch taking in the span of dry-laid stone walls that line the property. Or maybe take a dip in the private pool surrounded by a lovely terraced landscape and decks. A leisurely walk down the road offers you to the Black River Cheese Factory and Vicki`s Veggies. $359,900 MLS 2121549 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

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

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

OPPORTUNITY RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF PICTON! This 4+ acre parcel includes a big, bright century farmhouse now completely upgraded. Newer kitchen, main floor laundry, main floor master and large 4-piece bath, huge reception rooms plus four bedrooms upstairs! Outside, a 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; quonset hut and a large 2-storey block building offer huge potential for a home-based business. Reinvent yourself here in this perfect live/work situation! $399,000 MLS 2122840 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

www.lauriegruer.com

Betty Burns*

Ann Cooper*

Catherine Deluce Pres. & CEO Broker of Record

Gail Forcht**

W NE ICE PR

www.lauriegruer.com

Double Unit in Rosemary Court! This townhome offers the space you didn`t want to give up! Generous sized foyer. This 2 bedroom unit offers a spacious master bedroom with 3 piece ensuite, walk-in shower and his/her walk-in closets. Double attached garage with inside entry. Bright and open concept kitchen, eating area and living room with walkout to your patio. Neutral colours and like new. Main floor laundry. An unspoiled lower level allowing your imagination to run free! This home is perfectly suited for the retiree or new home buyers, steps away from downtown! A garage bay for both of you. $275,000 MLS 2122121 Gail Forcht**

www.lauriegruer.com

Laurie Gruer*

* Sales Representative

Liz Monica Peter Jones* Klingenberg* Lynch*

Rob Plomer*

Duane Russell**

Sarah Scott*

Sam Simone*

Chuck Slik** ** Broker

Lori Slik*

Kate Vader*

Richard Stewart LLB

Vise President Legal Counsel

Toronto - Head Office


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Captivating stately Victorian home set on 3 acres of picturesque land with privacy. Equipped with large hip barn with stone foundation and newer metal roof plus an additional 3 bay shed. This home has been newly upgraded inside with new electrical,drywall, paint, restored pine flooring and some newer windows. Enjoy your morning coffee in the enclosed sunroom surrounded by great natural light. Large country kitchen and family room. Move in and enjoy this amazing property! $399,900 MLS 2123437 Gail Forcht**

THE PICTON GAZETTE

W NE ICE PR

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PARTRIDGE HOLLOW: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be deceived by the Victorian curb appealâ&#x20AC;Ś This hip-urban retreat is loaded with traits of the homes original structure and brilliant touches of trendy rustic design. Colours pop almost every amazing feature and each room stands out with its own style in this 3 Bdrm Plus Den & Studio home including large windows that flow with natural light. Upon entering the home your senses of charm will be ignited as every room welcomes you to a relaxing and laid back atmosphere. Outside the home you are greeted to 13 acres of beautiful green space and gardens. A mixture of softwood/hardwood forest and trails lead you to areas filled with Sugarbush to be tapped. A short leisurely walk (even barefoot) offers you North Beach Provincial Park and a winery. $432,000 MLS 2123548 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

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

www.chestnutpark.com

www.lauriegruer.com

www.robandkate.com

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ENCHANTED COTTAGE/SECRET GARDEN! Utterly charming Wellington waterfront property with outstanding curb appeal, large interior spaces, decks and porches and a garage. Just steps from restaurants and shops, this home sits on a large lot with mature plantings, berms and split rail fencing. Eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and huge living room. Hurry for this one! $439,000, MLS 2124556

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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 open-concept 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. $638,000 MLS 2123195 Gail Forcht**

Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone* & Monica Klingenberg*

www.lauriegruer.com

www.homeinthecounty.com

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

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

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

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

Charming Century home on the infamous protected Prinyers Cove, waterfront acclaimed for its beauty and a `boaters dream`. This property offers great privacy to enjoy your 110 feet of shoreline complete with a dock. Mooring owned in front of your dock. Newer electrical throughout, some newer windows and well maintained. Newer addition with a country kitchen leading to a deck overlooking the water. Spacious master bdrm. with ensuite and privacy plus 2 plus bdrms for guests or family. Beautifully surrounded by majestic older trees offering shade and privacy. The workshop/studio offers additional space. $468,000 MLS 2123520 Gail Forcht**

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

www.lauriegruer.com

www.samsimone.com

www.homeinthecounty.com

www.realestatepicton.com

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Ann Cooper*

Catherine Deluce Pres. & CEO Broker of Record

Gail Forcht**

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HOME AT LAST! Sprawling 5-bedroom bungalow with spectacular waterfront on the Adolphus Reach - and room for the whole family! If you are looking for privacy, rustic charm, and spectacular scenery, we think you may have found your next home! Centered by an impressive fieldstone fireplace, this bright family home offers huge entertaining areas, a large kitchen with a centre island, a master suite plus four other bedrooms and two more baths - and a huge lower level with access to the wonderful lawn and waterfront. A seawall, boatlift and dock provide spectacular facilities for boating, swimming or sunbathing. All of this just minutes from Picton! $519,000 MLS 2124665 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*,

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

Betty Burns*

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Panoramic water views. Custom built, open concept eco energy efficient home. Roof with lifetime guarantee, geothermal heating and cooling system, water system, new Trex decking with glass. Views of Smiths Bay and Waupoos Is. Vaulted ceilings in the great room, kitchen, dining area. Wall of windows/French doors to deck, skylight in kitchen. Pine floors and ceramic, 3 bay garage, inside entry, triple parking driveway. Spacious master bdrm, walk in closet, ensuite, waterviews. Main floor laundry. Additional smaller garage for storage. Basement has 9 ft. ceiling and abundance of light, ready for its final finishes. 8 mins. to Picton. Close to restaurants, wineries, Cider Co. and cheese factories. $487,000 MLS 2120213 Gail Forcht**

Laurie Gruer*

* Sales Representative

Liz Monica Peter Jones* Klingenberg* Lynch*

Rob Plomer*

Duane Russell**

Sarah Scott*

Sam Simone*

Chuck Slik** ** Broker

Lori Slik*

Kate Vader*

Richard Stewart LLB

Vise President Legal Counsel

Toronto - Head Office


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THE PICTON GAZETTE

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

This elegant waterfront home sits on a 2.26 acre lot high on a knoll to capture the panoramic views of the Bay of Quinte. The sloping back yard with heated inground pool and board walk to the waters edge is an oasis for all nature enthusiasts. This open concept home has a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, large great room with fireplace, seperate dinning room, stained Brazillian cherry hardwood floors throughout, vaulted ceilings, 9 ft. ceilings throughout, large master bedroom with fireplace and walk out to private deck, professional landscaping, large screened in sun room with deck, 3.5 car garage with 4 doors, main floor laundry and only minutes from Trenton and Belleville. $999,900 MLS 2123794 Lori Slik*

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

STONE MILLS HOUSE A historical treasure at the gateway to Prince Edward County! This unforgettable 1812 residence is remarkable for its private waterfront setting on the Adolphus Reach, its character-filled interior and its location just minutes from Picton. Set among the stone mill buildings at Glenora, this was the childhood home of Sir John A. MacDonald – and now it could be yours! Gracious reception rooms, radiant in-floor heating, four bedrooms including a private master suite. Several walk-outs to terraces and stone patios plus separate coach house. $1,095,000 MLS 2122839 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone *

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GRAND VICTORIAN LADY OVERLOOKING THE BAY!

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

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

www.samsimone.com

www.samsimone.com

BAY OF QUINTE CUSTOM ESTATE! Impeccably-designed and meticulously-finished residence on 2 acres with private harbour for your boat! 4 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and triple garage. Extensive terraces and huge screened atrium. Your own gym and media room, too! Excellent location on Rednersville Road! $1,795,000 MLS 2123136 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

Stunning Equestrian Estate Property on 173 acres situated down a paved driveway overlooking rolling hills with 15 acres of 3&4 strand braided electric fence, in & outs in all paddocks. The 5 year old house is energy efficient, with an open concept boasting a great room overlooking the pond, pasture & forest. Spacious master bedroom with ensuite & walk-in closet. Attached triple car garage with the ultimate breezeway to the 2400 sq.ft. modern stable with hydro, 6 removable stalls, tack room and wash stall. Separate barns for storage. Meticulously cared for property. Trails throughout the property. Access to the Heritage Trail close by for many more miles of riding. A horse lovers/nature lovers dream! $799,000 MLS 2124413/2124407 Gail Forcht**

www.homeinthecounty.com

www.samsimone.com

Enjoy the panoramic water views from almost every room in the home. 9ft ceilings in the lower level with large 2nd master bedroom and walkout to the patio. Main living area offers bright and spacious rooms with walkouts to the cedar deck. Custom kitchen with Diamastone countertops, stainless steel appliances, soft closing drawers and an abundance of storage. Perfect for entertaining, the kitchen opens up to the large dining room with the wall of windows and 20ft ceilings. The open concept flows into the Living Room with pot lighting throughout, new heat producing fireplace with glass door and screens built in. Private suite and 2 spacious bdrms for guests and family. Treed ravine leads to the waters edge or drive down to the protected cove below. Walking trails and room for pool and tennis court. Home is beautifully lanscaped with extensive gardens. Impeccable home in a desirable location only minutes to Picton and 10 minutes from the 401. $819,000 MLS 2124354 Gail Forcht**

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

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

NORTHPORT HOUSE: A COUNTY LANDMARK SINCE 1811!

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

THERAPY ON THE BAY - This handsome home sits on 3.5 acres and features a large family room with a propane fireplace, formal dining room, new custom kitchen, large guest bedrooms all with ensuite baths, Master bedroom with walk-in closet, private balcony overlooking the lake and a sophisticated master bath with steam shower, in-floor heating and jacuzzi tub. There are 2 cottages on the property both with views of the lake and a 100x40 boat slip plus a 2800 sq. foot storage barn. Professional landscaping by Scott Wentworth with outdoor shower, hot tub and spa pool. Don`t miss out on this terrific opportunity. $999,000 MLS 2124784 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

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

www.homeinthecounty.com

www.chestnutpark.com

$1,950,000 MLS 2122400 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

www.samsimone.com

www.lauriegruer.com

W NE

www.lauriegruer.com

www.robandkate.com

Betty Burns*

Ann Cooper*

Catherine Deluce Pres. & CEO Broker of Record

Gail Forcht**

Laurie Gruer*

* Sales Representative

Liz Monica Peter Jones* Klingenberg* Lynch*

Rob Plomer*

Duane Russell**

Sarah Scott*

Sam Simone*

Chuck Slik** ** Broker

Lori Slik*

Kate Vader*

Richard Stewart LLB

Vise President Legal Counsel

Toronto - Head Office


RE/8 f THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

THE PICTON GAZETTE

FANTASTIC LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RENOVATED

• Newly renovated 2,000 sq ft 4 bedroom brick vinyl side split bungalow • 24X24 detached garage with 100 amp electrical service

• Open concept living, dining, kitchen with cathedral ceilings and maple hardwood flooring • Located between Picton & Bloomfield on Mallory Road • $350,000 - Agents Welcome

613-885-3200

www.armitagefinehomes.com

JimWait Sales Rep.

Q u i n t e L t d . B r o k e ra g e

Darlene Eldridge Broker

Working with Buyers locally, from Toronto, Ottawa and the World! E

W NESTINGING I L UILD T B LO

ILL SV R E DN AD RE RO

ER SP E JA ENU Shows like an AV

Lovely building lot only minutes from Picton. Featuring a boundary of mature trees on one side and new seedlings on the other, this lot is largely cleared, level, and an entrance is installed. Access is along a paved, year round, surfaced road. An excellent lot on which to build your new home. MLS 2124828

Three bedroom home with a pretty hilltop setting and year-round view of the Bay of Quinte. Lovely patio and gardens in the back yard, and attached garage with ample room for a vehicle and storing lawnmower and garden tools. Home features beautiful master bedroom ensuite, walk-in closet and windows with a view to the woods in the rear. Cathedral ceiling in a sunken living room with propane fireplace. A fantastic location minutes to Hwy 401, Belleville and Trenton. MLS 2121747

interior designer has been at work! Good layout allows for entertaining, space for hobbies, and easy maintenance. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and main floor laundry with sink. Studio with separate entry is perfect for an artist. Fenced yard with extensive low maintenance landscaping. So many upgrades and a full height unfinished basement too. Own an almost new home without paying HST and all of the hard work to build is already done MLS 2120648

$29,900

$314,900

$342,900 T EN PM O L VE LOT DE

R EW 4-BERVI E T WA HOM

A'S EB ND H S SLA I Lovely custom bungalow on West Lake in a community setting. Over 2400sqft of finished space on two levels. Three bedrooms, two full baths and a wall of windows with gorgeous views! The channel allows you to dock your boat at your own property. The double detached garage is a perfect place to store your toys! Beautiful finishes, bright open concept living and dining areas, and full length deck - perfect for entertaining. MLS 2121429

On town water with large principal rooms and open concept living/kitchen and dining areas. Two bedrooms on the main floor and two more upstairs. All appliances are included, and the storage shed is a great place to store your lawnmower, etc. Year round views of Picton Bay. Great starter, retirement or rental property. MLS 2121471

A 6.82 acre property on Loyalist Parkway in a busy shopping area at the edge of Picton`s commercial core. Suitable future uses may include franchise food chain, retail, warehouse and distribution businesses. Current zoning is a mix of rural and institutional. The area is level with municipal water to the lot. A fantastic opportunity! MLS 2123808

$499,000

$179,000

$949,000

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THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012 f RE/9

THE PICTON GAZETTE Donna Hawryluk

Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.476.4920 Cell: 613.922.6205 donnah@remax.net

www.countyremax.com

QUINTE LTD. BROKERAGE

Herb Pliwischkies Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5399 Cell: 613.921.7441

Debbie McKinney Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.885.1485 debbie@remaxquinte.com

Kevin Gale Sales Rep.

Res: 613.476.1874 Cell: 613.242.7295 kevingale@remax.net

Colin Henden

Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.922.2251 colinhenden@remax.net

Christine Henden

$30,000.

Affordable property across from waterfront park with a good beach and a boat launch - larger than usual lot close to Picton, Waupoos and wineries. MLS 2123876 DONNA & NICK HAWRYLUK

$79,900.

Exceptional building lot with deeded access to Long Reach in the Bay of Quinte. MLS 2120224 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$34,000.

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

$79,900.

1.78 acre parcel, Glenora Estates. Take advantage of waterview and access the water from lot just down the road. MLS 2116820

MARY JANE MILLS

$39,900.

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

$95,000.

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

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

$69,900.

Exceptional lot for new home, large enough to have a horse or two or grow your own vegetables or grapes. MLS 2122541 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$149,000.

Beautiful 50 acre parcel, comes with blasted well. 10 minutes from Picton. MLS 2124207 COLLEEN GREEN

Broker.

Cell: 613.967.9305 ChristineHenden.com

Mary Jane Mills

Broker

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.921.0028 mills2@sympatico.ca

$150,000.

$155,000.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Picton, 1100 sq.ft. main floor commercial condo unit. Long term lease available. MLS 2123934 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

3 bdrm home with 1 1/2 baths, family room w/ woodstove, covered deck in a fabulous private treed yard backing onto bush. Close to town. MLS 2120124

$189,000.

$189,900.

Marc Ouellette

NEW

DONNA & NICK HAWRYLUK

$187,500.

Downtown affordable condo. 2 bdrm, or 1 bdrm + den, heart of Picton. MLS 2124223 DEBBIE MCKINNEY

$189,000.

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

Sales Rep

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

Tony Scott Sales Rep

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

AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT. 50x150ft. lot fronting on the Outlet River near Sandbanks. Includes 3-bdrm mobile home & sleeping cabin. Year round access. MLS 2123527 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

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

$189,900.

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

$199,000.

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

REDUCED

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.

$199,900.

Beautiful treed waterfront lot on a protected cove facing west. Drilled well, hydro & phone to lot line - a level lot w/ easy access to the water. MLS 2120634 DONNA & NICK HAWRYLUK

$199,900.

2 bedroom Picton bungalow features oak kitchen, hardwood floors, finished basement. MLS 2123790 KEVIN GALE

$206,900.

Cherry Valley home w/ great home occupation opportunities. Seasonal water views and marsh frontage on East Lake. MLS 2124553 COLLEEN GREEN

$209,000.

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

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

Ron Norton Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900 ronnorton@bellnet.ca

$219,900.

1 ½ storey older home with extensive renovations. 1 bdrm, 1 bath. Steps from Picton Harbour. MLS 2123595 KEVIN GALE

$225,000.

PANORAMIC LAKE VIEW. Lots of original character, many updates. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious principal rooms. MLS 2123489

CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$235,000.

WELLINGTON Just one block from the Lake! Spacious lot (200 ft. depth). Recently rejuvenated home, ‘new’ from the walls in. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, in-floor heating. MLS 2124762 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

OPEN HOUSE

$259,000.

CIRCA 1890 - PICTON. Absolutely charming Victorian Brick! 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Private back yard. MLS 2123075 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

SUN, JULY 15 1-2:30

Veronica Norton Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900 veronicanorton@bellnet.ca

Nick Hawryluk

Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.476.4920 Cell: 613.922.6205 nickh@remax.net

Sales Rep.

$268,000.

Bungalow w/ in-law suite sitting on 5+ acres with land on both sides of the creek to Pleasant Bay. MLS 2122018 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$275,000.

Original character mixed with modern updates. Hardwood floors and trim on main level. Great fenced yard with inground pool! MLS 2120828

RON & VERONICA NORTON

$289,000.

24 ONTARIO ST. PICTON Ontario St. century home very well maintained & decorated. MLS 2121959 HERB PLIWISCHKIES

$299,900.

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

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


RE/10 f THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012

THE PICTON GAZETTE 1 Lake Street, PICTON, ON 613.476.5900

www.countyremax.com

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

QUINTE LTD. BROKERAGE NEW

$299,900.

WELLINGTON Circa 1900. Private setting just off Main St. Beautifully-finished & maintained, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths & main floor laundry. Lovely yard with pool. MLS 2121101 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

NEW PRICE

$345,000.

PICTON – Only 3 years old, this lovely bungalow offers low-maintenance living, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, open concept with separate dining room, full basement. MLS 2116063 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$455,000.

$300,000.

Keep your options open. Currently Retirement Residence, this could also be a B&B or a great family home! MLS 2122954 RON & VERONICA NORTON

$359,900.

End of East Lake, 2 bdrm, 1 bath home. Walkout to deck & pool. Completely renovated in 2009. MLS 2120939 KEVIN GALE

$459,000.

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

80 ft. clean level Bay of Quinte shoreline. Large living room has walkout to waterfront. 3 bdrms, 2 baths. MLS 2121519 KEVIN GALE

$479,000.

$519,000.

WATERFRONT BUILDING SITE 8.5 spectacular acres offering stunning Bay views, dramatic escarpment views, woods, good road to shore & a 3-season cabin MLS 2121552 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$569,900.

Harrison`s Auto Wreckers and Scrap Metals operated for 38 years, price includes all machinery necessary to run a scrap yard and including 3 bdrm home. MLS 2124639 SEAN MCKINNEY

$889,900.

Overlooking sand dunes at West Lake! 200+ frontage, approx 335’ depth. Sand beach. Dug well, 200 amp service installed! MLS 2124517

SEAN MCKINNEY

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

$575,000.

Penthouse condo offers luxury living. 2 bdrms, 2 baths. Private rooftop terrace. MLS 2121049 COLLEEN GREEN

VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

$975,000.

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

SOLD

$329,900.

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

$363,700.

The “Avalon” model by Farnsworth Construction Ltd. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. MLS 2122736 HERB PLIWISCHKIES

$469,000.

$334,900.

Fully renovated, furnished & equipped 4 season cottage sitting on 92 ft of crystal clear Adolphus Reach waterfront. MLS 2122219

TONY SCOTT

REDUCED

$419,000.

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

$479,000.

$338,000.

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

$449,000.

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

$479,000.

NORTH MARYSBURGH FARM. 105 acres, 90 acres worked. Includes 25 year old brick bungalow. Possible 2 family living. MLS 2123668

PICTON. Gracious, solid-brick, completely restored from walls in. Spacious yard & garage/workshop. MLS 2121995 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

Main floor master, finished basement, lovely gardens walking to Main St. See virtual tour www.rightonthemarc.ca. MLS 2122099 MARC OUELLETTE

$529,000.

$545,000.

$549,900.

CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

TWO ROAD FRONTAGES – 160 acres with 100 acres workable, newer 3-bedroom bungalow situated in private setting. Land & house are presently rented. MLS 2121760 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN

$599,900.

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

$1,200,000.

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

4 SEASON COTTAGE. Clean waterfront. 10 minutes to Picton. Access to Lake Ontario. MLS 2111808 MARC OUELLETTE

VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

$659,000.

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

NEW

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

TONY SCOTT

Tackle store, docks. 3 bedroom home & apartment. Retirement – sort of? MLS 2124012 MARC OUELLETTE

SOLD

$799,900.

141 acre property near Cherry Valley, includes 2 homes, both in good shape. MLS 2124229 DEBBIE MCKINNEY

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QUINTE LTD. BROKERAGE

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

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THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012 f RE/11

THE PICTON GAZETTE

102 Main Street, Picton

The Gold Standard in Prince Edward County $44,000

Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*

*Independently owned & operated

$344,900 MLS 2122759

PRICE TO SELL!

• GREAT HOME IN AN GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD

$189,900 MLS 2122802

MLS 2123428

$344,900 MLS 2122759

AMAZING VALUE!!

• LG MASTER BEDRM, DOUBLE CLOSETS, ENSUITE • ATTACHED GARAGE FIT FOR A KING

• BRIGHT AND INVITING THROUGHOUT • GOURMET KITCHEN WITH ISLAND, AND ALL THE TOYS BREAKFAST NOOK, SEPARATE DINING • MAIN FLOOR LIVING AT IT'S BEST! AREA

$229,900

MLS 2115206

Pat Benson Moore

BUILDING LOT

Carol Brough

• LOVELY PRINYER`S COVE ESTATES • PREMIUM FRONTAGE, LOVELY CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION

Sales Rep.

carolbroughc21@hotmail.com

• WATER ACCESS & RESIDENCE BEACH NEARBY

• EXCELLENT BOATING, SWIMMING & FISHING • AREA OF NEWER HOMES

$69,000

Sales Rep.

MLS 2116263

pat.bensonmoore@century21.ca

WWW.26STANLEYST.COM

• BLOOMFIELD BUNGALOW • NEWER 4 PC. BATHROOM • HARDWOOD & CERAMIC FLOORS • GAS HEAT, CENTRAL AIR • MANY UPGRADES, MOVE IN • DETACHED GARAGE

$189,500 MLS 2121045

WWW.49OLDPORTAGEROAD.COM

• BEAUTIFUL CENTURY HOMEON 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!

$169,900 MLS 2113915

WATERVIEW BUNGALOW

• 1 STOREY HOME • DEEDED ACCESS TO WATERFRONT • 2 BEDROOMS, 1 1/2 BATHS • FULL FINISHED LOWER LEVEL • EASY MAINTENANCE • PAVED DRIVE, FENCED YARD

$244,900 MLS 2124813

WWW.2NATURESLANE.COM

21 PHOTOS

• COTTAGE ON EAST LAKE • SANDBANKS SUMMER VILLAGE • FIVE STAR AMENITIES • ENJOY YOUR SUMMERS • POOL, BEACH, SHUFFLEBOARD • SO MANY ACTIVITIES

YOUR VIEW

$279,000

$249,000 MLS 2121340

WELLINGTON BUILDING LOT • PREMIUM END LOT • LAKEBREEZE SUBDIVISION • AREA OF UPSCALE HOUSING • EASY WALK TO DOWNTOWN & THE MILLENIUM TRAIL • SCHOOL & ARENA CLOSE BY • FULL MUNICIPAL SERVICES AVAILABLE

WWW.6BAYST.COM

21 PHOTOS

• IN TOWN BUNGALOW • MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM & LAUNDRY • PRIVATE YARD & DECK • 2.5 CAR GARAGE • CLOSE TO YACHT CLUB • SHORT WALK TO HOSPITAL

$229,000

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young

Bev Skidmore Broker

www.bevskidmore.com skidmore2100@yahoo.ca

Sales Reps.

$139,900 MLS 2122100

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

MLS 2123363

REDUCED

WWW.19SPRINGST.COM

21 PHOTOS

21 PHOTOS

ADDITIONAL STORAGE

• NO WORRIES ABOUT ANYONE OBSTRUCTING

MLS 2121630

21 PHOTOS

21 PHOTOS

OVERLOOKING BIG ISLAND MARSHLANDS

• WELL-BUILT 6 YEAR OLD BUNGALOW • 3 BEDROOMS • COUNTRY KITCHEN, ACCESS TO A LG DECK • CENTRAL AIR, GREAT WELL • 1 1/2 CAR GARAGE WITH EXTRA HEIGHT FOR

WWW.77LAKEAVENUELANE.COM

21 PHOTOS

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

BIRDWATCHING AND SWIMMING • 4 BDRMS, 2 BATHROOMS, PINE FLOORS THROUGHOUT WITH MANY UPGRADES • LARGE, MATURE LOT LOCATED THROUGH A GATED SUMMER TRAILER PARK • GREAT FAMILY COTTAGE AND COMES FULLY FURNISHED!!

$345,000

Teal Baverstock

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young Sales Reps.

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

Sales Rep

MLS 2117422

• SOUTH BAY AREA Hugh • 3 BEDROOMS, FULL BATH • MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM WITH FP Jackson • FORMAL DINING ROOM Broker • SUNKEN LIVING ROOM WITH WALKOUT h.jackson@sympatico.ca • FULL BASEMENT, ATTACHED GARAGE www.bayofquintehomes.com

$99,900

MLS 2117307

teal.baverstock@century21.ca www.tealbaverstock.com

WATERFRONT BUNGALOW

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

• 2 BEDROOMS/ DEN • 2 FULL BATHS • BUILT TO CSA STANDARDS • NATURAL GAS HEAT, HWT, APPLIANCE • WALK TO MAIN STREET • VIEW MODEL HOME SOON

Sales Rep

www.century21.ca/ steven.sensenstein

• 150 FEET OF EXCELLENT GLENORA RD. WATERFRONT

• DESIRABLE FOOTPRINT AS HOME SITS VERY CLOSE TO THE WATER

• 9 FOOT WIDE WRAP-AROUND VERANDAH • LARGE BAYSIDE LIVING ROOM WITH 2 FIREPLACES

• ONLY MINUTES FROM PICTON

$175,000 MLS 2122200

WWW.10ORTONACRES.COM

21 PHOTOS

• 4 BEDROOM 2 STOREY • NEWER ROOF AND WINDOWS • HARDWOOD FLOORS • MCAULEY VILLAGE • LARGE FENCED BACK YARD • BACKS ON CONSERVATION AREA

$74,900

MLS 2113759

2012 MODEL IS HERE

Steven Sensenstein

THE VIEW IS SPECTACULAR! 21 PHOTOS

$245,000 MLS 2122109

4 ACRE BUILDING LOT

• CENTRAL LOCATION • NEARLY 1,000 FT ROAD FRONTAGE • GOOD WELL INSTALLED • SOME EXCAVATING STARTED

$299,000 MLS 2124585

$529,900 MLS 2121224

WWW.WELLINGTONMAIN.COM

Gary Morden Broker

21 PHOTOS

• CENTURY HOME CIRC 1860 • HEART OF WELLINGTON • CORE COMMERCIAL ZONING • FULLY UPGRADE TO CODES • MULTIPLE USE • LOOKING FOR OFFERS!!!

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young Sales Reps.

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

www.century21.ca/gary.morden

gary.morden@century21.ca

61 MAPLE STREET, WELLLINGTON

• HARDWOOD FLOORS • 2 BEDROOMS UP/ 2 DOWN • 3 SEASON SUNROOM • BICK AND STONE EXTERIOR • WHEEL CHAIR LIFT • NEAR DOWN

170 MAIN STREET, WELLINGTON

• FULLY UPDATED 3 BEDROOM • JUST MOVE IN • PINE FLOORS, HIGH CEILINGS • 20X40 INGROUND POOL, • 67 X 323 SERVICED LOT • NEAR DOCK AND LCBO

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SHARON ARMITAGE

Broker of Record

Real Estate Inc. (613) Brokerage

399-2134

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

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SAT, JULY 14 11:30AM-1:30PM 8 MONROE COURT Wellington on the Lake. Cute and cozy. That’s what you will find when you look at this 2 bedrm, 2 bath home. Living rm w fp, facing south, eat in kitchen, dining rm, master bedrm, 3 pc ensuite. Large private deck, retractable awning. Attached 1 car garage. Adult park on leased land. Asking $139,900 MLS 2123993

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SAT, JULY 14 2-4PM 9 CARLA COURT, WELLINGTON View Lake Ontario from deck. Park access to water. 3 bedrm Quebec log style chalet. Open concept living rm, dining rm, kitchen, cozy fireplace, masterbedrm on main floor. Sunrm, full finished lower level, family rm, fireplace. Immaculate, nicely decorated. Asking $349,900 MLS® 2123056

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GEORGE REID Broker OPE HOU N SE

SAT, JULY 14TH 1-2:30PM 120 WESTWIND CRESCENT Flowers are blooming. Reduced and Ready to go! Lg bungalow, nicely landscaped lot. Walk to shops, church & beach. Ideal family home, 3 bedrms on main floor, 2 baths. Finished basement, bath, room for more bedrms. Open concept kitchen, dining rm, living rm. Patio doors to double deck, private backyard. Main floor laundry, inside entry to double car garage. Call to view. Asking $269,900 MLS® 2120217

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

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

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

ELK ST., PICTON 4 bedrm, 2 storey vinyl sided home on large deep lot close to all amenities. Large country kitchen, living rm, sm den, forced air gas furnace, vinyl windows, large deck and single car garage. Great family home. Asking $149,900 MLS® 2116611

BAY OF QUINTE WATERFRONT Telegraph Narrows. Area of great fishing and boating. Large treed nicely landscaped lot with drilled well, entrance and hydro are in. Ready to go to build your new home. Approx 90 ft of shoreline. Set in the trees. Close to 401, Kingston and Napanee. Asking $199,900 MLS® 2120848

PRIVATE AND PRETTY This lot boasts 100 ft of clean shoreline on Adolphus Reach. Perfect for deep water sailing, fishing and swimming. Build your retirement home on this nicely treed lot. Hydro to lot line, driveway is in. Asking $209,900 MLS® 2124707

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

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

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

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