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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012


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Pair make PECI a great place to learn Etmanski, Allison recognized with board awards


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Panthers batters beat up on competitors’ pitching pAge 20

PECI’s Cole Norton takes flight at Mary Anne Sills Park on Friday afternoon in the Michelle Foley Bay of Quinte Invitational Track and Field meet. The grade nine student athlete won the long jump event and set a new meet record with a leap of 5.95 m.. Norton also won gold in the 100-metre sprint. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Hudak hammers away at energy policies Opposition leader says good science, willing hosts musts for turbines


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Prospective firefighters put through paces by department pAge 29


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At his own town hall meeting in Prince EdwardHastings last Thursday, Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak hammered away at Liberal policies on energy and job creation. In front of about 100 people at the Belleville Public Library, Hudak made election-style promises about how he would handle the energy portfolio differently as premier, specifically with regard to wind and solar power installations. He repeated his promise to cancel the feed-in tariff program, but even went one step farther to the delight of wind

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Another perspective Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak explains how he would run the province differently than Dalton McGuinty at a town hall meeting in Belleville . (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)


renewables side, you need a willing host community, and you also need to make sure you do the right environmental impact studies." Hudak said the govern-


ment has to get the science right and look at students from other jurisdictions around the world. He said that science must not only address the plight of migratory birds — a problem he admitted he didn't realize the scope of in eastern Ontario, when told there is a higher volume of birds crossing here than at Long Point or Pelee Island — but also factors such as human health and property rights. "Look at the setbacks, ours if 550 metres. It's inadequate. Look at the setbacks and use them to protect property rights and health. Let's get the science right. I think the policy this government brought in was to try to get as many projects running as quickly as possible with the false belief that it would actually spur the economy. The facts are it harms the economy."

See ENERGY, page 30


For many that have wondered its halls, PECI will always be a special place. Two very special people that are ensuring PECI's legacy as a great place to learn and a great place to work continues were recognized for their efforts on Thursday as students’ council co-president Cassidy Allison and educational assistant Nancy Etmanski were presented 2012 Great Place Awards by the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Among several other initiatives she's been involved with this school year including PECI's Terry Fox Run and the school's entry in the local Relay for Life event,, Allison developed, created and produced PECI's reputed lip dub video that's been viewed by almost 10,000 people on YouTube. Etmanski has has been assisting special needs PECI students for 16 years and has left an indelible impact on all of the lives she's touched in that past decade and a half. In addition to her duties as a board employee, the Wellington resident leads a PECI girls’ group which helps female students establish and grow their self-esteem and was also involved with the recent PECI Prom Project. Long-time trustee Thelma Goodfellow presented the accolades on behalf of her fellow trustees and congratulated the pair on winning HPEDSB's top award.“The winners of this award represent people of character and they exemplify the character attributes we hold dear,” Goodfellow said. “They are the best and the brightest the board has to offer and continually go above and beyond the call of duty.” Both were feted in a surprise ceremony at PECI's Learning Resource Centre that each attended in support of one another.

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The Bloomfield man accused of murdering his roommate made a brief appearance in Picton court yesterday. Lawrence Markwell, 53, is being held at the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee on second-degree murder charges in connection with the death of Thomas McCormick May 1. Entering the court room wearing a dark sweater, camouflage pants and eyeglasses, Markwell was escorted to the prisoner's


box and showed no expression, briefly surveying the gallery a few moments before being seated. Appearing before Justice Geoff Griffin, Markwell's council, Ruth Roberts of Bonn Law asked that the matter be held over until June 6 when a possible preliminary trial date could be set. Both the Crown and Griffin agreed the date was suitable. Markwell was arrested on in the early morning hours of May 1 after McCormick was found dead at their home at 51 Stanley Street. Prince Edward OPP had visited the home the previous evening on a report of a domestic dispute but no charges were laid. -Jason Parks, Staff

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COUNTY FARM CENTRE chAmpioning cheese Great Canadian Cheese Festival county liaison Peta Shelton, founder Georgs Kolesnikovs, and executive director Karin Desveaux try a sampling of artisan cheeses from Ontario and British Columbia. The three are gearing up for their second annual national cheese festival.June 1-3. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Patrons offered second helping of cheese festival Fair extended to two days June 2-3 as Crystal Palace hosts growing exhibition AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

Though it drew a warm reception from the 2,200 people through its doors last year, organizers of the Great Canadian Cheese Festival are hoping for bigger and better for year two. The event's founder, Georgs Kolesnikovs, said the artisan cheese and fine food fair staged on the Sunday last year was so popular, the committee wanted to expand it. "We really pulled off a wonderful first-time event, it was amazing right out of the box," he said. "We had the brilliant idea that if we could bring in a lot of people for one day, why not do a two-day event this year? We've set a high target." Kolesnikovs said he doesn't expect that extending the fair portion of the festival will double attendance, but he is hopeful to surpass the 3,000 mark through the gates June 2-3 at the Crystal Palace. In order to draw that attendance, he said the festival has also worked to ensure it is not just offering a longer window to visit, but it is also offering a stronger show â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one he called the largest show of Canadian cheese ever staged, while introducing this year's lineup last Thursday at Bloomfield's new Agrarian Cheese Market and Speakeasy. "We'll have three dozen cheese makers from Prince Edward Island to Vancouver Island with 125 or more varieties of cheese â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it's just an amazing collection of Canadian Artisan Cheese. It's grown from 58 booths last year... to over 90 booths this year. It's going to be really big." Kolesnikovs said the response from cheese producers across Canada has increased â&#x20AC;&#x201D; this year there will be a pavilion featuring western Canadian cheese â&#x20AC;&#x201D;as has interest from many complementary producers. County liaison Peta Shelton has used her contacts to bring in a number of artisan food producers featuring wares like salamis and sauces, while the number of

wineries present will leap from 14 to 21. Another addition this year will be the presence of three food trucks to address concerns raised last year that despite the focus on cheese, there didn't seem to be anywhere to find a meal. "We got a lot of feedback on the festival last year and much of it was positive, but one of the things that came up was we didn't have much so-called "real food," said executive director Karin Desveaux. "Apparently there's only so much cheese you can eat. With the popularization of food

trucks, we thought it would be a neat idea to construct a food court." Companies like Buddha Dog, Toronto gourmet grilled cheese restaurant CheeseWerks, and Ottawa's Flatbread Pizza Company will be present to serve customers, alongside the Prince Edward 4-H milkshake booth. Once again this year, there will be tutored tastings running concurrently with the fair and there will also be a cooking class and cheese tour Friday, which have now sold out. Again, a social and gastronomic highlight will be

the Cooks & Curds Gala Saturday night, which will be held at the Prince Edward Curling Club this year. The gala features eight chefs who will partner with eight cheese makers and eight wineries to create their dishes. Favourites Jamie Kennedy and Michael Blackie will return along with six new faces from across the country. One of the two seatings has already sold out with tickets on the other selling well online.

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Small anglers out in big numbers in Bloomfield

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Derby attracts 122 to pondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge in search of fish Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

Droves of some of the county's youngest anglers answered the call this weekend, vying for prizes and the chance to be crowned the top fish catcher 12 and under. Approximately 122 kids were registered for Bloomfield's annual kids fishing derby on Saturday. Under the Bob Izumi's Kids, Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days banner, the tournament has been bringing county families together for years. The event was sponsored by both the Police Association of Ontario and Canadian Tire and was organized by the Bloomfield/Hallowell recreation committee. Prizes were handed out for longest fish, shortest fish, most fish caught and strangest catch. Councillor Barry Turpin said it was exciting to see so many people come out to fish at Bloomfield's Mill Pond Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We've got a good turnout. It's always fun for the kids, they usually make a pretty good catch,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We've had good luck this year, we've started restocking the Mill Pond and we hope we're going to do this in the future to make sure we get good numbers up for the kids.â&#x20AC;? Turpin said the park was a great space for families to come together, fish and enjoy the barbecue put organized by the recreation committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's great to see the kids come out and have a great time â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they always enjoy it. The fathers and grandfathers enjoy the fishing just as much as the kids do,â&#x20AC;? he said. He said the event also offered young participants the chance to get outdoors and possibly catch their first fish. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get kids out here between two and three with their fathers and grandfathers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it's a wonderful experience for them. We're glad that Bob Izumi and the Kids and Cops program helps us with prizes and the Bloomfield/Hallowell rec

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morning with his father Brett and two siblings. The family was just one of many who made it out to the annual Bloomfield fishing tournament. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

committee wants to continue this every year,â&#x20AC;? Turpin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rec department does a lot of great work in the community.â&#x20AC;? Several members of the Prince Edward OPP were on hand offering help measuring fish. Const. Kim Guthrie said the Police Association of Ontario believes it's vital to get kids out into the fresh air, but the event also helps kids interact with police in a comfortable setting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's always great to have that relationship between the

kids and police,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's paramount. The kids want to see the police in a friendlier form than they may see at other times.â&#x20AC;? She said spending time with kids is important for police as it fosters good relationships and â&#x20AC;&#x153;demystifiesâ&#x20AC;? those in uniform. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We're out here having fun too and that's fun for them to see,â&#x20AC;? she said. Brett Manlow brought his three children out to enjoy the derby on Saturday morning. At ages two, seven, and

eight he said it's challenging, but rewarding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went last year and now they want to go every year,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's good to get them out, it's a little tricky keeping all the lines untangled and making sure they don't try to cast themselves.â&#x20AC;? Manlow said just getting kids outdoors makes the experience a positive one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of kids don't get out enough,â&#x20AC;? he said.



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Looking back in the

Picton Gazette 80 years ago — 1932

■ Prince Edward County was promoting local tourism with visitors invited to take driving trips through the fruit orchards for blossom week May 22-29. The Gazette offered suggested routes for residents to travel to other parts of the county to see blossoms there. ■ A story dispelled a rumour circulating around Picton that a body had been found in Lake Ontario at Pt. Traverse with $1,800 contained in a belt. It appeared there was no truth to the story that had been circulating. ■ The Wellington St. Andrew’s Church Dramatic Club earned first place in the Greenbush Women’s Institute competition for its production of Mrs. Temple’s Telegram, a play featuring a number of comedic situations Mr. Temple found himself in as he tried to give his wife a fictitious account of his actions after staying out all night trapped by a ferris wheel.

50 years ago — 1962

■ The Picton Minor Hockey Association was looking forward to a special guest at its year-end banquet. Legendary sportswriter Milt Dunnell, then the sports editor of the Toronto Star, agreed to speak. It was noted Dunnell had close ties to the county and had been overseas with the Belleville McFarlands when they won the world championships. He had also been in Picton to report on Miss Supertest II’s triumph in the Harmsworth Trophy races. ■ Three candidates: C.A. Milligan, Douglas Alkenbrack, and George Tustin (all Napanee men) sought the federal Progressive Conservative nomination to represent Prince Edward-Lennox. ■ A small fire at the Outlet Provincial Park emphasized the dangers of planting straw around seedlings to retain moisture in the sand. About 50 square feet including a few dozen trees was burned over.

30 years ago — 1982

■ Hallowell Township council gave unanimous approval to a sewer project for Fawcettville, with an understanding the Ministry of Environment would subsidize 75 per cent of the total $237,300 price tag. A letter would be sent to residents asking how they prefer financing to be set up to pay for the installation of the sewers. ■ The Gazette and the Picton BIA partnered with one another to present a contest for jingle writers to come up with songs best describing Picton as the nicest place in the world to visit. Trophies would be given to the top performers.

10 years ago — 2002

■ Following a fall fire at the Black River Cheese factory, the Prince Edward County Fire Department renewed efforts to have floor plans for as many businesses as possible in the county. The department did not have a plan for the cheese factory, but chief George Pettingill said it did have most Main Street businesses’ plans on file. ■ OPSEU public service employees ratified a collective agreement with the province ending a 54-day strike that closed a number of services. Some 52 per cent of members voted with 72 per cent choosing to ratify the pact. Those voting against were not pleased with the language regarding benefits and pensions. ■ The local health unit expected West Nile Virus to be prevalent that summer.



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Showing irresponsibility without apology Irresponsibility without apology . Someone mentioned that term recently when commenting on today s mindset. There is no need to give specific examples, as we see examples every day — garbage dumping, vandalism, pets not being cared for properly, disappearance of the words thank you , ad infinitum. The term came to me recently during a guided hike that I conducted along the Jack Lange Memorial Trail in Trenton. Peppered here and there on the ground along the trail and at its entrance were small bags of dog excrement, neatly tied and then flung to the ground. Two were less than an arm s length from a garbage receptacle, and another was lying in the grass beneath the sign dedicating the trail to a man who was a well-known veterinarian in the Quinte area. While other examples of irresponsibility sometimes can be explained, this peculiar ceremony among dog owners continues to remain a mystery. Why is it after responsibly stooping and scooping do some dog owners fling these parcels to the ground as if the brain has shut down completely after the act, and they haven t a clue what do to next? We find these little knotted bags in odd places, flung into bushes, hanging from branches, and on more occasions than I care to remember, hanging on the door knob at the Quinte Conservation office when I used to work there. I lay awake at night sometimes wondering about these things, since as a professional naturalist, I have been programmed to believe that everything in nature happens for a reason and that it is somehow


interconnected with a much broader scheme or purpose. Usually, if I think about mysteries long enough, the answer eventually will come, and life has meaning once again, and I go back to sleep. However, with the discarded doggie bags, I get nothing. I used to think that it was a custom peculiar only to the Quinte area. However, I have found these little plasticized gems floating in the water along the Napanee Riverside Trail, baking in the sun on a gravestone at the historic Red Cloud Cemetery at Castleton, mashed into the gravel of the parking lot at Ferris Park at Campbellford, and sparkling with morning dew on a picnic table at Kingston’s Lemoine Point Conservation Area where we had gathered for a group hike. We even found a bag once swinging rhythmically in the breeze from a conifer atop Rock Dunder, some 275 feet above the Rideau Canal north of Kingston. One resident of Brighton counted no fewer

Four Play! at St. Mary Magdalene Church

St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church will be hosting the Four Play! Baroque ensemble this Friday at 7:30 p.m. The group features Maryl and Ernie Neufeld and Josie Farrar, on strings and Michael Goodwin,spinet. They will be joined this time by Julia Du Prey, a well-known recorder player and soprano from Kingston. She and Josie will

sing duets by the famous 17th Century English composer Henry Purcell. The program will also include music by Vivaldi, Telemann, Albinoni, Frescobaldi, Loeillet and Haydn. Tickets at the door are available for $15 for adults or $5 for students. -Staff

than 50 along a street in that town. It s like Tim Hortons cups — there is no place so remote that one can escape their diagnostic profile. In conservation areas, it is an insult to staff who maintain these areas, to be enjoyed by the public, usually free of charge. In the case of Lower Trent Conservation who looks after the Jack Lange Trail, it is particularly disturbing since staff there do a remarkable job in light of budget constraints in keeping their conservation areas in pristine condition. The trails at Goodrich-Loomis north of Brighton, and at Seymour near Campbellford are a delight to walk and a credit to this conservation authority. The Jack Lange Memorial Trail follows the Trent Canal along for about a kilometre and half, ultimately ending at Lock Number One. While not a looped trail, it does offer some interesting side trips along its course, meandering past interpretive signs and a bur oak savannah restoration project. Now that I have taken over the guided hike program formerly offered through Quinte Conservation, in the next few years we will be offering a number of interpretive guided hikes through NatureStuff Tours in the conservation areas within the Lower Trent watershed, as well as at other points of interest. There will guided hikes along the Lower Trent Trail, that is maintained by the Friends of the Trail, as well as guided hikes on Bata Island, Ferris Provincial Park and we will explore some little nooks and crannies within the town of Trenton itself. Already, we are progressing in that direction and have one

guided hike planned for this year for the Alderville First Nations Black Oak Savannah just west of Alderville at Rice Lake. These guided hikes have become very popular in the last 16 years that I have been offering them and I look forward to offering even more adventures in the Napanee and Kingston areas as well. One of those trips scheduled for the fall of 2013 will be a guided hike along the 12-km Tetsmine Trail at Frontenac Provincial Park. This trail loops around the north side of the park, well beyond the main entrance, and takes in some incredible beauty along its route, including the spectacular Moulton Gorge. These hikes fill up quickly as evidenced this year when the entire 2012 program, launched on January 1st, was totally filled by January 14th. Some of the old pros who join us every year, liken the registration exercise to a lottery! If interested in being kept informed about any of these guided hikes and tours, please get in touch with me. I can take only 20 on the Frontenac hike so plan to register early for this one when the announcement comes up early next year. Oh — and no doggie bags will be hitting you in the face along the Frontenac park trails! Different attitude there.

Jennifer Toliver said for most years of her daughters’ lives, the two girls aged 14 and 18 started summer with the St. John’s Waupoos Apple Blossom Festival. This year, it takes place Sunday, May 20 from 13:30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy free wagon rides to see the apple orchards in blossom or enjoy some sweet treats with pie and

cheese being sold for $5 for adults or $2.50 for children. Toliver said she loves the appreciation shown for hardworking farmers at the festival and enjoys catching up with friends and seeing photos from past festivals. She added they rarely leave without homemade apple pies.

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012


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‘I must admit the Crystal Palace just won me over... it made a lot of sense to do this in Picton. I’m very glad we’re here and hope we will be here for years to come.’ -G reat C anadIan C heese F estIval Founder G eorGs K olesnIKovs on why the FestIval In P ICton last year and on the FaCt he has no IntentIon


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to leave town .

Coffee morning Coming Hospice Prince Edward will be participating in the Largest Coffee Morning Party

event June 7, asking people to host coffee parties that day and donate proceeds to Hospice. They introduced the campaign at Prince Edward County Coffee Roasters last week. The committee includes Moira Creighton, Myra Colby, Carolynn Whiteley, Kathleen Hegedus-Beeksna, Karen Giraudy, Marianne Malachowski, Brad Lynd, Esther Howard, and Fran Renoy.. Individuals can register their parties by calling Hospice at 613-476-2181 ext. 4253 (Courtesy of County Live)

Hudak in tough spot to be making promises to voters

LAST Thursday in Belleville, one might have thought Ontario’s minority government had fallen and the province’s opposition leader Tim Hudak was campaigning for the job. Hudak mentioned to several things he would do differently if he was the province’s premier to the delight of his supporters. Unfortunately for him — and perhaps for rural Ontario — an election doesn’t appear to be looming. The Liberals sit just one seat shy of majority status at Queen’s Park and they’ve recently put themselves into a position to take that coveted majority early in their term by luring veteran Tory politician Elizabeth Witmer into the civil service. While high-profile assignments like the one Witmer has taken are usually handed out to people with similar ideological backing as the government in power, the Liberals are banking in the idea that they’ve weakened their opposition’s caucus by removing one of its strongest and best-known members and they’ve gained a better chance to take her Kitchener-Waterloo riding and more control. Ontarians should be wary of such a power play, but there is no law which forbids it and ultimately, should this attempt fail, there are probably other politicians who might be tempted by the perks and the reduction in travel such a post could offer. The only thing that could stop such an action is if the Liberals lose and the NDP and Progressive Conservatives both decide it’s time for a clean sweep, whereby they risk the wrath of the public for triggering an election costing money the province really doesn’t have to spend. Hudak, it appears, is ready to go down that route, believing Dalton McGuinty’s policies will ultimately cost taxpayers more, but it doesn’t appear the NDP are ready to do likewise when Andrea Horwath can prop up her interests while holding her nose and voting with the Liberals, or worse, abstaining as in the budget. Though Hudak appears to be principled and confident about what he could do with a second chance to prove he can govern this province, particularly in the wake of credit downgrades and the Drummond report, he might be best served playing the game the other leaders are engaged in as ultimately, they may play the game without him, making it even harder for the Niagara MPP to right policies he believes are hurting the province. Meanwhile, Ontario residents may wish to think about how one hastily triggered byelection could change the balance of power in this province more than the results of the general election itself, and how people in many areas feel they aren’t being heard now even with a minority government. It’s time someone cleans that system up, but unfortunately, they might have to work within it to fix it as there doesn’t appear to be a ready opportunity for those changes to take place.


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Hunger Games and other titles now available on Kobo

The demand for Kobo ereaders is growing and the library recently added two e-readers to the five already in circulation as well as new e-book titles. “The response to having these for loan has been very positive,” says Library CEO Barbara Sweet, “and we are pleased to be able to provide an opportunity to library members to use one.” Having these allows everyone a chance to try an e-reader before possibly purchasing one. “More importantly,” says Sweet, “their availability provides access to reading e-books to everyone, including those who may not have the means to own an e- reader of their own.” Hundreds of books can be stored on the compact and lightweight Kobo ereaders, which is one of the device’s advantages. Additionally, and perhaps more significantly within an aging population, is the ability to change the size of the type on the page. “This is an important feature for those who find the small type in printed books difficult to read,” says Sweet. It is especially notable when one considers the cost of large print books, both monetary and environmental. The library currently has seven e-readers for loan with twenty-six preloaded books. Each e-reader has titles within a specific genre. As it becomes apparent which themes are most popular, more Kobos will be added and new titles will continually be added to them as well. Currently, there are two readers featuring mystery and suspense books. One offers The Litigators by John Grisham, Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich, The Drop by Michael Connelly and the latest addition, Defending Jacob by William Landay. The second mystery and suspense Kobo features recently added titles including Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D.


James, Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb, Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George and House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz. The light fiction-themed Kobo offers Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel, Home Front by Kristin Hannah and Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. The award winners Kobo features Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt and The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. On the biography and non- fction Kobo you will find Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Nation Maker: Sir John A. MacDonald: His Life, Our Times by Richard Gwynn and Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker The two media tie-in Kobos feature The Vow by Kim and Krickett Carpenter, The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings, Moneyball by Michael Lewis and copies of the incredibly popular Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Kobo e-readers may be borrowed for three weeks and may be reserved by calling the Picton branch at 613-476-5962 and speaking to staff in the computer lab or by e-mail at: A staff member will provide a short tutorial on how to use the Kobo when it is picked up.


The Prince Edward Community Theatre capped off a successful fourth season this weekend at Mt. Tabor as its production of Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies drew to a close. More than 400 people came out to laugh at the farce, making it the largest box-office draw in the company’s history. Pictured above, from left, are cast members Crystal Mayer, Adam Bramburger, Georgia Papanicolaou-Beatty, Patrick Larkin, Kevin McGall, Mark Daniher, and Bill McMahon. Also starring but not pictured was Wilma McCagg. The company will have a meeting to review the past season and prepare for its fifth year on Monday, May 28 at the Athol Town Hall. New members are welcome to attend and get involved. (Submitted photo)


Priest felt Harpur presentation missed the mark

My few personal conversations with Tom Harpur were all over 30 years ago, as one Anglican priest to another, but since then his columns and critics have kept me aware of changes in his thinking; so, I was among those who went to hear him at the Regent Theatre. I heard: a sense of awe at the greatness and splendor of the universe; a concern

for social justice; a respect for some aspects of various world religions; a remark that now his prayer life includes less asking and more listening; an incomplete understanding of Christian faith; and an inaccurate picture of church history. Three things really bothered me... 1. Tom seems to have slipped into the idolatry of

rationalism, i.e., believing that all of us are highly reasonable people and that reason is all we need to deal with every kind of problem. 2. He did not even begin to touch on the matter of justice for people who do more and more evil on their way to the grave. Will Hitler be in heaven? 3. Tom spoke of "the golden rule" as a universal ethic,

but failed to point out that determination and will power by themselves are not strong enough to enable us to love our neighbours. For me to love my neighbour as myself I need the amazing supernatural grace that comes from God through the historical, resurrected Jesus of Nazareth. Al Reimers Wellington

Vandals should take responsibility for their actions I am writing today concerning the vandalism which was done to my car earlier this month by some people who think damaging other people’s property is a great thing to do. I understand there was an overly large teen party a few streets from my apartment and that there was other damage done that evening, May 5, besides that done to my car.

I have a 2005 Buick Allure and imagine my horror when I went to the car on Sunday morning to find someone had kicked the side panel of my car denting it badly and breaking the paint. The person involved also left his boot print on my car. That person or another then dented the hood of my car. The value of my car suddenly plummeted with all of

this damage. I don’t know whether there was a police presence at the event or whether and of the surrounding streets were patrolled after this so-called teen party got out of control — all I know is that I am a victim of this vandalism. I suggest that parents talk to their teenagers about vandalizing other people’s property. What would the parents feel like to come out in the

morning and find their cars damaged? I hope they would be engaged as I was. I would also suggest the parents of the teen throwing the party be responsible for all of the damage caused that evening in the surrounding area. That would certainly be a wakeup call for everyone. Karen Mulima Picton

Vendor not pleased with word of Lilac Festival changes

The annual Lilac Fesiival is being held at MacAuley Heritage Park May 19. With beautiful surroundings, it is always a lovely experience. Last year we decided to participate and reserve a table for our humanitarian aid group, The Patchwork Butterfly Foundation.The

tables cost $35 but were free to not- for-profits and charities. That was great for us. There were many demonstrations and some great vendors and a huge silent auction. We took in just over $100. Another vendor took in $90 and at least one vendor had

no sales. Remember these amounts are gross, not profits. This year each table costs $40 with no exceptions. Apparently there will be no silent auction because it looks messy. There is a rumour that heritage plants will be limit-

ed because of a volunteer's illness. I know of three vendors who won't be returning and as for me. I will be at Milford Market Square. If it is not broke, don't fix it.

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) administers our Provincial Parks. Why does MNR allow Gilead Power Corporation to construct giant industrial

wind turbines on its crown land at Ostrander Point in Prince Edward County, when it does not allow the same industrial wind turbines in Ontario’s Provin-

cial Parks? Shouldn’t the same regulations that keep industrial turbines out of our parks apply to other MNR land that is an internationally-

designated Important Bird Area, located near where people live?

Shirley Kay Picton

Why does MNR have two standards for turbine placement?

The Picton Knights of Columbus Council No. 10308 recently presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation $500 torward the digital mammography drive. Here, grand knight Alfred Gannon presents the cheque to foundation vice-president Leo Finnegan. (Submited photo)

Jim McPherson Milford

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shoreline revelry County band Roughstock from left, Tom Greene, Tim Harvey, Jamie Pounde and Paul Harvey took in the sight of Picton Harbour with Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatics Centre general manager Stephanie Roth and Yacht Club manager Bev Gorsline during Friday’s. luau fundraiser.(Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

Tropical twist for PEFAC fundraiser Hawaiian luau assists with facility’s capital projects Chad iBBotson

Staff writer

With organizers putting out infectious positive vibes at Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre's Hawaiian luau fundraiser last Friday, it wasn't difficult to be imbued with the tropical spirit. The sounds of Hawaii permeated the Prince Edward Yacht Club last week and, with all proceeds going to PEFAC's many capital projects, attendees were quick to hula for the cause. PEFAC general manager Stephanie Roth said the fundraiser would support ongoing projects like upgrading both the women's change room and the pool. She said generally PEFAC's fundraisers bring in between $2,000-$5,000, but she said whatever money raised is greatly appreciated. With live band Roughstock performing, a late night buffet, silent auction and prizes, there was a little

something for everyone. Roth said even the setting seemed perfect. “It's a great setting because we're right down by the water — it's a great day today,” she said. She said the luau theme was one that was picked for its simple yet festive style; making it both exciting and relaxing. “We always pick a theme that's fun and easy for everyone. What's easier than a tshirt and shorts and sandals?” she said. “It just makes it fun.” She said there have been a lot of generous donations to PEFAC from the community, both this year and in the past. “Community support has been great, always has been great,” Roth said. “There are some people that still don't know we exist, but we've been in existence for seven years. People said we wouldn't be around for a year. Our focus every year has been to keep the doors open.”

She said as the building gets older, the fundraiser becomes more and more important. She said fundraising has been especially successful this year with PEFAC successfully applying for an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant in October worth $47,800. That money were used to renovate the men's change rooms. “We've probably raised about $60,000 this past year,” she said. “It's primarily capital and we've got some big projects coming up.” She said the organization is constantly trying to come up with new ways to keep members interested. Things like new programs are important, she said. “You've got to keep maintaining that building to make the members happy and the community happy,” she said. Roth thanked the staff, PEFAC members and everyone else involved for making the luau both fun and a success.

The Pity of the Winds tops County Reads ballot Local author’s book on hot topic selected

In the end, it didn’t matter that Mark Despault used up a good portion of his time to discuss his must-read book choice in The County Reads to tell the audience a joke. His choice, Robin Timmerman’s The Pity of the Winds garnered the most votes in the competition with 25 of the 70 ballots cast. Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table, championed by Katy McIntyre placed second with 18 votes, Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature, defended by David Simmonds placed third with 14 votes. Guy Vanderhaeghe’s A Good Man, defended by Janet Kellough, and Christie Blatchford’s Fifteen Days, Peter Lockyer’s choice rounded out the ballot. Anne Preston, the chair of the Prince Edward County Arts Council’s Written Word Committee, the event’s organizers said voting was up drastically over last year, particularly online. She speculated Timmerman’s book did well because of the timeliness of the wind turbine discussion and the notion that the subject hits home in the county. “I think this was a hot topic,” she said, but added

Book prize Authors Festival chair David Sweet and Written Word Committee chair Anne Preston draw Michael S. Gray’s name to win a copy of this year’s must-read book The Pity of the Winds. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

genre may have also helped the title as mystery is among the best-selling genres. Books & Company owner David Sweet, also the Authors Festival chairman said sales for all five books were up in his store following the campaign. He added a lot of people buying books said they had been to the library and found holds on the books, even after libraries bought more copies themselves and even put to-

gether book club sets. “One of our objectives was to get people reading in the libraries and it looks like we were successful in doing that,” Sweet said. The County Reads also conducted a draw among those filling in ballots for a copy of the winning title. That book is being held for Michael S. Gray. -adam Bramburger, Staff

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ROTARY CASH CALENDER WINNERS - Carolyn Frost, Don Stewart, Paula Rideout, James Stevens. Congratulations. PE POINT BIRD - Spring Birding Festival May 1221 at Observatory & other locations to celebrate spring migration with banding demos/guided walks & tours/workshops/contests/etc. PEC COMMUNITY CARE FOR SENIORS Volunteer Drivers Needed to escort seniors to medical appointments, essential shopping, etc. 476-7493. ALBURY FRIENDSHIP GROUP - each Wed AM Quilts for sale Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local womens charities. SHOUT SISTER CHOIR - love to sing, relaxed atmosphere & repertoire of popular music. No auctions & no need to read music. Each Mon 7-9pm St Mary Magdalene Parish Hall parking in rear. Director Georgette Fry. PICTON FOOD BANK in need canned fruit, veggies, cereals, kraft dinner, cookies, juice crystals, peanut butter, tuna. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY - donations needed food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products & dire need for kitten food canned and dry (some of our older or sick cats need the kitten food too). 4764951. PEC ARTS COUNCIL - Dance Art in Motion 1st & 3rd Tues 6-8pm St Mary Magdalene Parish Hall bring water bottle $5/class. All welcome. Jutta 4766095/Myrna 476-4008. MAY 17 - AL-ANON - affected by someone’s drinking? each Thurs 10:30am St Mary Magdalene Parish Hall. 866-951-3711. MAY 17 - PEC MINOR HOCKEY - AGM 7pm Bloomfield United Church. MAY 17 - PICTON LIBRARY - Lunch & Learn 12Noon on Cohousing Initiative. MAY 18 - LA LECHE LEAGUE PEC - Breastfeeding support/info expecting moms & children welcome 3rd Fri 10am each month PECCS Early Years Centre McFarland Court Picton. 476-5202. MAY 18 - PICTON LEGION - Karaoke Lady 711pm. MAY 18 - ST MARY MAGDALENE - Spring into Baroque concert by Four Play Baroque Ensemble & guest Julia Du Prey 7:30pm. Adults $15/students $5 at door. Proceeds to piano fund. MAY 18 - ALATEEN - 12-19 teens affected by someones drinking each Fri 7:30pm St Mary Magdalene Parish Hall. 866-951-3711. MAY 18 - PICTON LIBRARY - 6 week computer workshops. Registration a must Eric 476-5962. MAY 18 - WELLINGTON LEGION - Dinner 57pm steak/baked pot/ fresh asparagus/ Bernaise sauce/ dessert/ beverage $14.50 MAY 19 - CONSECON/CARRYING PLACE AOTS - Pancake Breakfast 7:30-10:30am Consecon United Church. Adults $6/6-12 yrs $3/under 6 free. MAY 19 - RELAY FOR LIFE - Fundraiser Black Crick Chicks 8am-3pm Black River Cheese Factory BBQ 11am/plant sale/bake sale/bottle drive drop off/relay luminaries for sale. MAY 19 - MASTER GARDENERS - Annual Plant Sale 9am-12noon Metro parking lot Main St Picton. MAY 19 - MILFORD MARKET SQUARE - Open 9-2pm each Saturday till Thanksgiving, Milford Fairgrounds, baking, jams, painting, art, lunch! Vendors 476-6041. MAY 19 - PATCHWORK BUTTERFLY - Humanitarian fundraising every Saturday till Sept. 1, 92pm Milford Market Square. MAY 19 - AMELIASBURGH LIBRARY - Movie Tintin 2pm Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Snacks for sale free all welcome. MAY 19 - PICTON KINSMEN - Relay for Life Yard Sale 8am Giant Tiger parking lot. Find treasures & support the cause. MAY 20 - CONSECON LEGION - Bid Euchre progressive 1pm All welcome. Rib Supper 4:30pm Adults $10/under 5 $5. All welcome. MAY 20 - ST ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN Kirkin o' the Tartan 10:30am music by fiddler Dr Jos Colby & piper Dave McIntosh. MAY 20 - WEST LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST - Chili Dinner donations accepted proceeds to New Life Girls Home. MAY 20 - ST JOHNS CHURCH WAUPOOS Apple Blossom Festival Creasy's Orchard Cty Rd 8 1-3:30pm, $5, pie, juice, coffee, pie sale. wagon rides, under 10 $2.50 MAY 21 - OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS - each Mon 9:30am Bloomfield United Church Hall for people affected with a weight problem. 4760351/476-3949.

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County wineries welcome influential group of touring Canadian buyers Opimian Society reps spread word following tastings Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

Over 40 members of Canada's largest private wine-buying group toured Prince Edward County over the weekend and organizers say the exposure is in-

valuable to the county. A Canadian co-operative, the Opimian Society was founded for the purpose of buying wine, utilizing expert wine buyers to deliver fine wines from around the world at good value to members and pro-

Workshops Worksh Wor ork or kshops hops Instructors Daniel and David Vaughan


vide education and knowledge of the wines. Opimian area representatives Delores Woodley and Joe Hache organized Saturday's wine tour. Hache said Opimian offers representatives the opportunity to get to know where the products they love come from and the chance to purchase wines that aren't for sale in the LCBO. Members from as far away as Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa took part in the tour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opimians love wine, so three years ago we decided to start a tour here in the county,â&#x20AC;? Hache said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have Opimian members coming from all over to try wines.â&#x20AC;? The tour involved six wineries. With between three and four different wines being tasted at each one, the Opimians experienced about 18-20 different wines. It was a hectic day. As organizer, Hache was fretting

wIne lovers Opimian Society members Derek and Megan Marinos enjoy a glass of county wine at Huff Estates Winery prior to touring several other wineries on Saturday afternoon. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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County winery Exultet Estates has won consecutive gold medals at the Ontario Wine Awards. The small, still relatively unknown winery has been turning heads across the province for their ability to produce award-winning chardonnay, this year taking the gold medal in the oaked chardonnay over $20 category for their 2010 vintage dubbed “The Blessed.” The winery's 2009 chardonnay took the same award last year. Exultet Estates is located on the former Royal Street Cheese Factory on Royal Road in South Marysburgh. Owned and operated by Gerry and Lia Spinosa, the winery has been able to achieve great success in a short time, having just opened the doors in 2010. “For that chardonnay that came out in the fall to have won in our first year opening and being our first chardonnay vintage was just incredible,” Lia said. “We couldn't believe that. This year we entered with a different chardonnay … we didn't know what would happen, but we were totally shocked to find out we got gold again.” The gold-winning wine is described as “rich, fullbodied and silky smooth with vanilla and tree fruit

GolD In a bottle Exultet Estates Winery has won consecutive gold medals at the Ontario Wine Awards. The small, family run winery’s latest award comes for their 2010 chardonnay called “The Blessed.” (Submitted Photo)

said. “That's why we've had such a great start; place and terroir matter.” Lia said the secret to the wine's success lies in the hard work Gerry and the entire family put in. “We're a small winery, we have six and a half acres planted,” she said. “My husband is the winemaker and he's very meticulous and he said if he's going to do a job he wants to do it really well. He's put his heart and soul into it.” Although Lia said they were completely unexpected, the Spinosas gratefully accepted the awards. “It's great we got them. We're not very well known because we're such a small winery,” she said. “It's very rewarding, it's a lot of work and it's just the two of us.” Exultet Estates produces about 500 cases of wine per year and 100 per cent of their wine is grown on their own vineyard, which includes pinot noir, chardonnay, vidal and pinot grigio. Gerry does the viticulture and winemaking himself and other duties while Lia looks after office and the tasting room. “It's not like we have a marketing person and a sales person and lots of staff,” she said. With two award-winning wines under their belt in two years, the Spinosas are looking to continue their success. Lia said the family will never get rich in the business, but it's something they love to do. “Really it's a passion for my husband,” she said.

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Another exotic animal bylaw exemption has been rebuked by councillors. At a May 10 committeeof-the-whole meeting councillors decided not to allow an exemption to the bylaw for the second time in as many weeks. The County of Prince Edward Public Library was requesting an exemption to the bylaw to allow a onehour educational presentation at the Ameliasburgh branch. Reptilia — a zoo and education facility would bring a total of six animals from the following: Alligator, snake, lizard, tortoise, turtle, scorpion, tarantula and frog. The zoo has provided the educational program to thousands of students since 1998. Previously, council had decided not to allow the Picton Business Improvement Association an exemption for Jungle Cat World to conduct an educational demonstration on a variety of species during Picton's Canada Day celebrations. Residents Annette McIntosh and Angela Lammes had asked council to deny that exemption citing concern for public safety and the well being of the animals. Last week they again asked councillors to deny an exemption. “Are organizations in Picton so bereft of ideas that now twice there has been a request to use exotic animals as educational tools?” said Lammes at last week's meeting. She told the organizations to “think outside the cage” and use some other means to teach kids about animals. “My sole concern is fore the welfare of the animals. We have an exotic animal bylaw, so why are we continually coming here to defend it?” Lammes said. She asked council to no longer allow exemptions to the bylaw under any circumstances. “It is no longer politically correct to use animals in this manner,” she said. McIntosh expressed concern that the committee was reviewing an exemption request so soon after deciding to deny the BIA's exemption request. “How many times do you have to be told that animal rights is a controversial issue?” she said to councillors. She said it was progressive for the county to have an exotic animal bylaw and is an important tool the county can use to protect animals. “Some people in this town should learn that it's an important bylaw,” she said. The final decision on the exemption will be made at council's May 22 meeting.

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Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social is on in Demorestville on Wednesday, May 30 at noon. Wheel House and Occasions Catering is preparing homemade soup, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls and butter, and carrot cake for dessert, all topped off with coffee an tea for $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-4767493. Seniors are asked



Volunteer Drivers take seniors to medical appointments and essential shopping. If you enjoy driving and meeting people, Community Care for Seniors staff members want to discuss with you the many volunteer opportunities that can be tailored to your availability. Call today.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

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May 17 - Harvest Hastings Board Meeting, Moira Community Centre, 29 Carson Road, Moira, 7 pm to 9 pm - For more information contact Louise Livingstone 613-395-4388 /

May 19 – Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency District 9 – Farm Tour and Hands-On Information Day. Farm of Chris and Kristin Moore, 6021 Carp Road, Kinburn, ON 9 am Cost $5. A great opportunity to learn about sheep production, see new ideas and meet fellow sheep producers. Topics will include: tail docking, hoof trimming, shearing demonstrations, pasture and fencing options, breed display and discussion, body condition scoring, how to manage/ train guardian animals, lamb lunch and more! For more information, contact Chris Moore at: 613913-4994/ May 26 - District 8 Ontario Sheep Marketing Association Farm Tour, Dana Vader, 786 Kelly Road, Cherry Valley, Prince Edward County, 1 pm – All sheep producers welcome. For more information contact Debi at


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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.

June 7 - Hastings Federation of Agriculture Monthly Meeting, Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Road, Hastings, 8:00 pm Contact Judy Hagerman 613-473-4444 / June 7 - Prince Edward Winegrowers Association Executive Meeting, Huff Estates Boardroom, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For more information call 613-921-7100 or email

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

QEMA launches new season by hosting SLATE conference in Ameliasburgh

Quinte Educational Museum and Archives (QEMA) launched the 2012 season, by hosting the SLATE (So Let’s All Talk Education) conference April 15-16. Slate is an organization that creates a forum for persons involved with the one-room schoolhouses, in order to share information, knowledge, resources, and experiences. In addition, it promotes the integrity in schoolhouse interpretation, and programming. This conference allowed us to showcase the Victoria Schoolhouse, the Ameliasburgh Historical Village, QEMA Archives, and the


newly renovated Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Participants included museum curators, coordinators, museum advisory boards, one-room schoolhouse masters and mis-

tresses, retired teachers, and friends from many of the counties and cities in Ontario. In addition, our web site promoted ‘Prince Edward County with its unique charm and hospitality’. In the words of one of our guests, “You all are the best ambassadors for the county!” The conference began with a reception at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall on Sunday, May 15. As part of the celebration, the public was invited to come out and enjoy free admission to the Victoria Schoolhouse, the Ameliasburgh Historical Museum & Pioneer Village, as well as QEMA’s

Museum & Archives. This event provided an opportunity for conference participants and the public to network and share in the importance of educational history and heritage. We thank Rob Peck from the Sugarbush Winery for sharing both his wine and time with our guests while informing them about the wine industry in the county. The workshops on Monday featured four sessions: “The Tapestry of Early Education in Prince Edward County 1800-1966; the school program offered at the Victoria School-House and the Ameliasburgh Historical Museum and Pio-

neer Village, and its relevance to the Ontario curriculum; “Stories from the QEMA Archives”, and a workshop on “Sustaining History and Heritage for Future Generations.” We want to take this opportunity to thank Jennifer Lyons, head curator of County museums, Janice Hubbs site curator at the Ameliasburgh Historical Museum and Pioneer Village, and QEMA program advisor, Lynne Hunt, for their leadership and support to the SLATE Planning committee. In addition, we extend a sincere thank you to Sandy Latchford for her leadership and to her associates for providing the delicious food for both days in keeping with the Loyalist theme. Thank you to Nancy Wood, chair of the Working Group for the Ameliasburgh Town Hall for her support and words of welcome to our guests. A special thank you is extended to Dawn Carleton and her grade three students from Kente Public School for their participation at the Victoria Schoolhouse along with Principal Stephanie Taylor-Harvey for facilitating the visit. Our official launch of the 2012 season will be the long weekend in May as we welcome “Friends” and visitors to the Victoria Schoolhouse. We are pleased to report that Gabriele Cole will be our new school mistress and project manager for this season, and the QEMA Board of Directors welcomes her to our team.


In April, we were saddened by the death of Elizabeth (Betty) Redner. Betty was a graduate of the SS 7 Ameliasburgh/Centre and pursued a long and distinguished career in the teaching profession. She started her teaching career at SS 10 Ameliasburgh/Young’s, and then moved out of the County to teach in Campbellford, Scotland, and Mississauga. Betty was a member of QEMA and as a long-time educator gave so much ongoing support to the QEMA mission. We appreciated her assistance with the publishing of our recent book, The Saga of the One-Room Schoolhouse. We will all miss a great friend.

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interpret programming at the schoolhouse, as well as collecting and maintaining our archival collection. We are happy to report that we will offer another raffle, selling tickets on $1,000. The lucky winner last year was Jason Doxsee whose name was drawn at the annual Victorian Gala in November 2011. Our summer “Music in the Schoolhouse” series of five concerts is moving south to the Wellington Town Hall. These musical events will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm sharp on May 31, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 19. We are looking forward to a variety of musical genres in this venue and will inform you of our slate of performers on our web site, Treats, Treasures & Crafts is our annual spring fundraiser and this year we will offer the event on four Saturdays (May 26, June 23, July 21, Aug. 18) all available to crafters and vendors at the Bloomfield Town Hall from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Book your dates and number of tables ($15 each or two for $25.) by calling Kathy at 613-393-3115 or email her at A wonderful musical evening with Penny, John and Roanna Kitchen is in store for you on Friday, July 13th at The Essroc Lounge in Wellington. Come out and enjoy this talented family and munch on delicious desserts and drinks of your choice. Bring your friends and have a relaxing summer Friday evening in good company. Get ready to rock and roll this summer as “Rocking at the Essroc “is coming to The Essroc Arena in Wellington, and featuring Jake Devries and The Fade Kings. QEMA and all Prince Edward County Museums and Libraries are hosting this big summer dance on Friday, July 27 at 8 pm. More information about the dance will be posted on the QEMA website


Wondering where to donate those old school pictures, yearbooks, books, slates, lunch pails and collections from yesteryear? Call the QEMA office at 613966-5501 and leave a message. Your call will be returned. The QEMA board of directors appreciates the community’s continued support of its mission.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Impressive cellar one of many endearing features at The Grange winery

Last week we discussed the modern new wine cellar at Keint-He and this week I thought it appropriate to visit a winery that has one of the most impressive wine cellars anywhere; The Grange of Prince Edward. The Grange is a small estate winery. It is a familyrun agribusiness established on an over-600-acre family farm purchased in the early 1970s by Robert Granger. As president and winemaker of the The Grange of Prince Edward, Caroline Granger brings a passion that is evident the moment you meet her. Caroline keeps her finger on the pulse of every aspect of the winery, she leads visitors through the vineyards that she loves, regaling them with the loyalist history of her family farm, as well as the complex details of viticulture and winemaking. This property has been a working farm for more than 200 years. When it was first patented to the Trumpour family (the original family to the property, and the namesake of their wine-line) the land had never been farmed before, and so they had the onerous task of making the land useable. Throughout its history this farm has been involved with many projects, originally a saw mill, then dairy farming, and even chicken canning during the depression. The one constant for this farm, no matter what it was involved in, or what name it took; it has always

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been maintained to high standards, kept as modern as possible and was always working. Caroline began the vineyard project in 1999 with a simple plan for 10 acres of vines. After a year of field preparation, she planted the first block on Victoria Day 2001, with Chardonnay, Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes. She chose to start with these varietals because they perfectly suit both the calcium-based limestone in their clay-gravel soil and the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shortened growing season. Today, with 60 acres under vine, The Grange is home to six distinct vineyard blocks; plantings include Pinot gris, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon blanc, and enough Pinot noir to make it one of the larger vineyards in Canada. The Grange proudly

participates in Sustainable Winemaking Ontario and, consistently conscious of environmental impact, the vineyard is run with integrated pest management, a system designed to eliminate all unnecessary viticultural interventions. This has always been important to Caroline because, while she was raising vineyards, she was also raising three children on the farm. The building that houses the winery is actually the barn that was built in 1826, and in fact, it is the first barn ever built on the property. The hayloft now houses their tasting bar and provides an incredible view out to the vines. The old limestone basement that was once a dairy milking parlor, is now one of the most impressive wine cellars in the county. Winemaking began at The Grange in 2003 with 1,650 cases of wine and has grown over the years to an annual estimated production of approximately 10,000 cases. At The Grange they believe that exceptional wine begins in the vineyard, is then carefully crafted and patiently aged. They strive to deliver exceptional value which includes committing to creating wines each vintage that their customers can depend on. For this reason they have developed a declassification system to ensure the wine in each bottle they produce is the wine they promised. Trumpourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mills wines were the first wines they



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family business Caroline Granger brought new

life to the family farm by introducing a vineyard project in 1999 and starting winemaking on the site in 2003. Here, she shows off her wine cellar. (Joe Hache/For The Gazette)

she recalls her early years there with her horses. It is always a joy to visit the Grange when friends visit the county as I know they will be impressed with the ambiance of the winery as well as the large selection of great wine that Caroline is always on hand to pour. To see videos of the

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Panthers athletes show well in final warm-up meet

Freshman jumper Norton turning heads Jason Parks

Staff writer

It should be stated first that no track-and-field athlete participating in the Bay of Quinte Athletic Conference ever won or lost a Bay of Quinte title due to great or poor showing in the Bay of Quinte Invitational trackand-field meet. The event is a warm-up session that perhaps provides athletes with a view of some of the field that might exist at the East Regionals in Brockville later this month however, getting too high or too low over an event that is little more than a tune up is the task of PECI track-and field coach Beth Nicholls. “It's basically a warm-up meet,” Nicholls said of the Michelle Foley Bay of Quinte Invitational held at Mary Anne Sills Park on Friday. “It's a dress rehearsal for some athletes of what they might see at East Regionals but it's important not to be too focused on the

results and take the event for what it is.” The PECI charge was lead on Friday by Grade 9 athlete Cole Norton. One of the top jumpers in his age class in Ontario, the Picton resident made short work of the fields in the 100 m sprint and the long jump event. It was a great day for Norton with a personal best in the 100 m (11.40 s) and he won the long jump in a combined midget/junior field with a distance of 5.95 m, besting 43 others, several that were a year his senior. “He had a fantastic day but we were kind of expecting that result considering everything he's done for the Quinte Legion Track club,” Nicholls said. Another PECI notable that has represented the school that past two seasons at the provincial level was thrower Courtney Wilson.

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It’s a floP PECI senior Steven Sutherland-Taylor jumps the bar during the high jump competition at the Michelle Foley Bay of Quinte Invitational track-and-field meet on Friday. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Close at thIrd Panthers third baseman Matt Gallo guards his bag and prepares to apply a tag to a St. Theresa base runner during Thursday’s game in Wellington. Gallo would trade his base for the pitcher’s mound late in the game to register the win.. He also scored a run for the Panthers in the first inning. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Bats come through as Panthers start 3-0 PECI outscores opponents 48-6 in early part of season adam BramBurger

Staff writer

If the early stages of the Bay of Quinte baseball season are any indication, run production will not be a problem for the PECI Baseball Panthers as they move forward. In building a 3-0 mark, the Panthers have outscored their opposition 48-6 thus far, leaving coach Matt Ronan thrilled with his club's performance from the plate. "I am impressed with our hitting and our on-base percentage," he said. "We have been creating a lot of opportunities to score runs. We've also had some really timely hitting." With a 28-1 drubbing of Nicholson in their opening game and a 16-2 defeat of Moira Tuesday, the Panthers only had one tight competition thus far and again the bats delivered. Hosting the St. Theresa Titans last Thursday in their home opener, the Panthers came back from a 3-2 deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning to clinch a 4-3 win. Ryan Forrester started the rally by outrunning the throw on a bunt single, then stole second base. George Goddard followed up with a walk, giving Andrew Dayton the runners he needed to deliver the tying run on a deep double to centrefield. Noah McConnell followed

fIrIng It In PECI pitcher Bob Wilson gave his team four strong innings in his start against St. Theresa Thursday. The Grade 10 student will be expected to play a larger role on the mound this year. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

with an RBI single. "We just had some good hits and good cuts," said Dayton. "We were good in the box today." The first Panthers runs in the game came in their first time up to the plate. Pitcher Bob Wilson helped his own cause with a walk, Matt Gallo followed him with a single up the middle, then Morgan Reynolds scored both on a towering double that managed to find the left field fence despite a strong wind blowing back into the Field of Dreams park. Reynolds agreed with Dayton the team was able to work together to make things happen. "We had some good hits and a lot of runners in scor-

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ing position. We were getting hits when those runners were in position and with some clutch hitting we came away with the win." In four innings on the mound, Wilson allowed three runs, two earned and just four hits. He struck out four batters. In relief, Gallo allowed three hits, no runs, and struck out two Titans. Ronan said his pitching only allowed two walks and defensively, while the Panthers have a bit of work yet to do, they played a decent game to have a chance to win it with their bats. On Tuesday, Gallo returned to the mound and pitched four innings in the win with Dayton coming on and pitching a scoreless

inning of relief. At the plate, lead-off hitter Josh Arnold paced the team, going 2-2 with two walks and scoring all four times on base. While the Panthers lost some key leaders from their 2011 team that went to OFSAA and have a majority of roster spots filled by Grade 9 and 10 players, they are optimistic about this year. "We did lose some leadership and strong players, but we play as a team," said Ronan. "The guys coming in have their own strengths as well." He said adding Kyle Gould at shortstop has allowed him to spread veterans like Gallo, Reynolds, and Wilson elsewhere to shore up the lineup. There's also no shortage of arms as Ronan has seven pitchers at his disposal on the staff. "I'm looking forward to the long haul with this team.” Reynolds agreed. "This team is energetic.We have a couple of new guys in the infield with smooth hands, which could be a good thing. Guys like Bob Wilson and Matt Gallo have always been good pitchers and with Sean Simpson graduating, it's their time to shine," he said. "This could be a team that goes to OFSAA this year. Why not go for it?" Ronan said the key to extending the Panthers' success will come in not making mental mistakes like running themselves out of at-bats, or committing simple errors in the infield.

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"We have to be engaged in the game at all times," he said. Ronan says he sees Centennial again as a top rival, while St. Theresa and Quinte will also be in the mix, along with an improved Centre Hastings team. The Panthers will host Centre Hastings tomorrow at the Field of Dreams at 4 p.m. Next week, both St. Paul's and

ProsPective Pirates Puck carrier Nick Ferguson tries to gain a step on defender Brody Morris during the Picton Pirates spring mini camp this past weekend. Ferguson spent some time with the Pirates this season before being sent to play in Quinte West while Morris is a recent Belleville Bulls draft pick. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

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The Picton Pirates' annual spring prospects camp featured some solid talent and a few standout local players. Held on Saturday and Sunday in Wellington, the camp featured 62 aspiring Pirates. With the club needing to fill up to six forward spots, three to four defence positions and possibly two goaltenders, coach and general manager Ryan Woodward gave the attendees a long look. “I was really pleased with the turnout, we were really happy with the level of competition,” Woodward said. “We thought it was a fantastic camp both in terms of numbers and competition. The guys worked hard for two days and showed a lot of potential for next season.” The candidates were a mixture of local, AA, AAA, Junior C and Junior A players. After at least a couple of months without skating, Woodward said both the skill level and compete level of the players was high. “We scrimmaged in both the night sessions and practiced during the day, so competition was high, players worked hard and it was nice to see local products coming out and putting on a good showing and looking like they belong,” he said. “Overall I couldn't have been happier.” After being ousted in the Empire league final by Campbellford, the club is looking to add more sandpaper to their lineup during the off-season, said Woodward. “We want to be a little bit harder to play against. Last year we were very talented — as talented a group as there was in the league — but we need to be harder to play against so, in those games in January, February and March, we've got guys that will play in the dirty areas,” Woodward said. “We're trying to find a healthy balance there.” Woodward said the club is going to focus on player development and bring in some young players who

of the ice and scored a few goals,” Woodward said. “Jacob Staley impressed working at both ends of the ice and Corey Prince, Nolan Van Vlack and Seth Van Vlack all brought a lot of energy, were physical and were moving their feet.” Woodward said he is looking forward to the club's next camp in August. Although there could be several players departing, he said he believes the club continues to have a lot of potential. “We're going to be a good hockey team. I'm excited about the potential that's out there,” he said. He said sometimes when the teams get younger they may not receive the same respect they had the previous year, but he said the club will get by will hard work.

are motivated and willing to try to get better. He said as of now it seems there will be lot of openings in the Pirates' lineup come the fall. “A lot of that has to do with who makes the jump to Jr. A. Abbott Girduckis is already signed with the Wellington Dukes and Matt Kaludis is going to have an opportunity to play hockey down in the States,” he said. “There are jobs open and we're going to continue to monitor the guys that were at our camp this weekend.” Local products like Tyler Philip, Jacob Staley, Corey Prince, Nolan Van Vlack and Seth Van Vlack will certainly get a look, Woodward said. “I thought Tyler Philip had a fantastic camp. He worked hard at both ends

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The Bay of Quinte rugby season ended on a down note for the PECI Junior Panthers as they fell 36-12 to the East Northumberland Dragons Tuesday. Short on depth and experience, the Panthers simply ran out of steam after clawing back to tie the game 12-12 early in the second half as the Dragons pushed forward in waves from their backfield and capitalized on the fatigued Panthers’ mistakes. PECI’s first try came on a short team push as they scrapped their way to gain possession over the try line. It appeared high-scoring eight James Van Dusen touched the ball down. Mason Norlock kicked the convert successfully. The team’s second try came early in the latter stanza as the Panthers set up off a lineout in East Northumberland territory and worked the ball to Dekoda Way, who rumbled in to score. Coach Rob Furmidge said his team was missing some regulars due to injury and it lost Norlock at the half. Once the Dragons answered Way’s try, they just kept coming. “This was a team that should have been good

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Wilson, in her first season as a senior, finished second in the shot put with a toss of 10.05 m. Wilson also had a fine day at the discus, showing third with a distance of 28.68 m and cracking the top eight in javelin with a throw of 24.81 m. Considering Wilson spent most of the semester studying abroad and had a shorter-than-normal training regimen, her results were outstanding. “We managed to get her just enough training days and her throw of over 10 m in her first ever senior event was outstanding,” Nicholls said. One of the more interesting story lines for PECI on Friday was the efforts turned in by senior jumper Steven Sutherland-Taylor. Participating in his first track and field event ever for PECI, the lanky senior managed a ninth in high jump (1.70 m) and and 15th place result in the triple jump. “It's a great story and he did very well,” Nicholls said. “Here he is, jumping in an event with 30 competitors that have been This weekend, the Wellington Dukes will be looking to find some talent to step into their lineup this fall. On Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. each day at Essroc Arena, Dukes general manager Marty

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A DINNER pARTy? Luncheon, banquets, party platters, hor d'oeuvres. Call Sheila Brushey Catering 613-393-5021. A SpRING day is the time to get flower beds cleaned and mulched, gardens rototilled, eavetroughs cleaned, trees trimmed, pruning, yard work done, get rid of unwanted trash. Half ton truck available. No job too small. For reasonable rates call Paul 613393-5021. AbSOLUTE hOME and Property Maintenance. Free estimates, seniors rate, quality service. Call 613920-0681 AFFORDAbLE MAINTENANCE Services, interior/exterior carpentry and painting. Decks and sheds. Bob, 613-476-4789

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Constance (Connie) McLaren. I would like to thank Connie's family (mother Irene and brothers Paul and Chris), relatives, friends and neigbhours for all their support, help, thoughtfulness and kindness. The food, flowers, donations, cards and your attendance at her celebration of life were all so gratefully appreciated. I also want to thank the Winchester District Memorial Hospital nurses and staff, Dr. W. Domanko, Ottawa General Cancer Clinic, Bayshore Home Care and the ambulance attendants for their care, compassion and thoughtfulness given to Connie during her struggle with cancer. Garnet Rombough The family of the late Lori Gould wishes to extend our sincere thanks for all of the kindness and support we have received over the past weeks. We want to thank our friends, neighbours, co-workers and members of the community for all of their kind words, cards, food, flowers and love. We deeply appreciate all of your help and support through our difficult time.



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In loving memory of my dear husband, Gerald who passed away May 22, 2003. Time has a way of slipping by But love and memories never die Silent thoughts of time together Hold memories that will last forever. Loving remembered by your wife Reta. 鵷鵸 In memory of a loving father, Gerald Pringle who passed away 9 years ago on May 22nd. You can only have one father Patient, kind & true; No other friend in all the world, Will be the same to you. When other friends forsake you, To dad you will return, For all his loving kindness He asks nothing in return. As we look upon his picture, Sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine, And a smile for one & all. Sweet Jesus, take a message, To our dear father up above, Tell him how we miss him, And give him all our love. Forever remembered and loved by Bonnie and Denny Frost. 鵷鵸 In loving memory of our dear father Gerald Pringle. I know it hurt you It hurt me too, But now that you're gone All I know is that I miss you. You were there for so long, I never thought you would leave. I thought you had another year Waiting up your sleeve. The day you left, Was the saddest of my life. I remember sitting at home And crying all day and night. I might be selfish But i wish you were here Or if you stayed for one more year. I know you loved me And I still love you too. So I'm trying to be strong Just for you. I know I'm not perfect I know i'll never be I just hope that your up there And that you are proud of me. You had to let go Even though you we re holding on for so long But there's not a day I don't think of you And how you were so strong. I just want to tell you That you're always in my heart. Even though I still cry I know were not apart. Love you always and forever Dad, Paul and Kathy.

To a dear Dad & Grandpa Someone as special as you Is loved for the many things You said and did and Just for being the wonderful you. Love Cindy, Bill & family. 鵷鵸 In loving memory of our Grandpa Gerald. Although he has gone we will always be together And his spirit will live on each of us forever When you look to the sky, look for the brightest star As that will be Grandpa looking down from a far And now I would like to thank the good Lord above For blessing us with our Grandpa with his kindness and love Dear God, if it is not too much fuss Take extra special care of our Grandpa as he is very dear to us Grandpa if your listening say a prayer for us Be sure to protect us and guide us on our way We know when God called you, you had to go But we want you to know Grandpa we miss you and love you so. Love and miss you every day Grandpa Ryan, Christy, Carter and Carson. 鵷鵸 In loving memory of our Grandpa Gerald No matter how life changes No matter what we do A special place within our hearts is always kept for you. Remembered and loved by Candace, Joey, Carissa, & Jordon. 鵷鵸 In loving memory of an amazing grandfather who passed away 9 years ago on May 22nd, Gerald Pringle. Our grandfather kept a garden, A garden of the heart; He planted all the good things, That gave our lives their start. He turned us to the sunshine, And encouraged us to dream; Fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem. And when the winds and rain came, He protected us enough; But not too much because he knew We would stand up strong and tough. His constant good example Always taught us right from wrong; Markers for our pathway that will last a lifetime long. We are our grandfathers garden We are his legacy So grandpa be proud as proud can be Cause we had the best grandpa this world has to see. Thank you Grandpa! Loved and forever missed by Amie, Evan, Emilie, Angie, Paul, Michael and Caleb. 鵷鵸 Gerald Pringle May 22, 2003 Thinking of you recently; the way you stood with the back of your hands on your hips, the smell of Brylcreem and Brut that makes me smile, and the sound of your voice on the phone. We miss you. Rod, Sheila, Alexis and Austin


The family of Mary Woodley would like to thank all of the wonderful staff of the Picton Manor for their kind and generous care of our mother. She really enjoyed her time there during her last few months. We would like to thank all the nurses and doctors for their care at the Picton Hospital. Thank you also, Ben and all the staff at Whattams and to Rev. Lynn Watson for her kind and thoughtful words at Rose Cemetery. Vanessa, Don, Sherrill and family.


TAYLOR, In memory of John Taylor. Every year when the lilacs bloom we remember your smile and your cheerful optimism. We miss your enthusiasm and energetic style. ride on, John, with the wind at your back. Rick and KT your friends at the Bloomfield Bicycle Club


CLIFTON, Elizabeth (nee Blakeney)

Known as Liz or Zizzy Mom and Nanna, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Liz was born in Montreal and moved at age 19 to Toronto to work as a secretary. There she met on a blind date, her future husband, most faithful of friends and steadiest of loves for 52 years, Terry (JT). They lived in Toronto for a short time before settling in Tyrone, a small farming community east of Toronto with their three young children, Scott, Leeson, and Chris. There, on a 30 acre hobby farm affectionately known as Woodstreams Funny Farm, Mom was in her element as wife, mother, domestic engineer, and social director. Mom’s warmth and openness made our home the hub for all our childhood friends, which she thoroughly enjoyed. A fabulous cook, Mom loved entertaining and organizing dinner parties for their many wonderful friends. Appetizers and cocktails were served out on the large country lawn often joined by the pet goat Petunia, Suzie the goose and her award winning Labrador show dogs. Mom’s lifelong affinity with animals meant family cats and dogs living into their twenties or her nursing sick or injured duckling, raccoon or chick. In the eighties Mom and Dad moved to Kingston and finally settled in Prince Edward County. Mom, so down to earth and affectionate, would chat up anyone and everyone. She formed deep, loyal and longlasting friendships in each community in which they lived. These relationships, as well as her strong family ties, gave her strength and comfort through her many health challenges. Despite her body’s weaknesses, her heart stayed wide open, her humour kind, her spirit indomitable. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by her always cherished children and their partners, Scott and Annette (Deschamps), Leeson and Bill (Baker), Christopher and Suzanne (Belke), her much beloved grandchildren Alexandra, Adam, Kieran and Brodie, her dear sisters and their husbands Alicia and John, Rachel and Don, predeceased by her brother Peter, and her many nieces and nephews. A casual drop by to celebrate Mom’s life and her love of food and all things social will be held at Prince Edward Yacht Club in Picton on Thursday, May 24th, between 2:00pm-5:00pm. Donations in Liz’s memory may be made to the Hospice Prince Edward fundraiser or Toronto Wildlife Centre through Whattam Funeral Home.




CLARK, Roberta “June”

Peacefully, with her family, at Markham Stouffville Hospital, on Sunday, May 13th, 2012, Roberta “June” Clark of Wellington-on-the-Lake, formerly of Glenora Road, at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Ken. Loving mother of Mike and his wife Theresa of Cobourg and Richard and his wife Brenda of Markham and the late Bob. Sister of Winn Burgess of Vernon, B.C. Much loved gbrandma to Graham, Matthew and Colton. June is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, May 17th at 10:30am. Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment Cressy Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only, please). Friends may call on Thursday morning from 9:30 till 10:30am. Online donations and condolences at

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HEENAN, John Michael (Mike)

Veteran of WWII, and Retired Royal Canadian Air Force, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday May 8th, 2012, in his 89th year. Son of the late Michael & Sarah Jane Heenan. Beloved husband of Doreen Heenan (nee Triebner). Loving father of Sharon Heenan of Toronto, David (Deb) Heenan of Kingston and Brian (Lisa) Heenan of Ameliasburgh. Survived by his sister Irene O'Donnell of Cobourg. Predeceased by his daughter Barbara Martel and his sons Robert & James Heenan. Ever remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation was held at the JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Ave. Belleville (613968-5588) on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service held in the chapel on Saturday May 12th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Belleville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences

1938 - 2012 A life well lived – on May 10, 2012, Terry died peacefully in Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, losing his battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Joy, wonderful father of Julian and Sean, and rascally “Pops” to Gentry, Libby and Tessa; brother of Melodie, uncle of Fiona and nephew of Peggy.  All his family and his many friends will remember him with great fondness.  Born in London, England, Terry moved to Canada in 1964. In the momentous year of 2000, they made the prescient decision to move to Prince Edward County where Terry became a flourishing Folk Artist.  His working career is as varied as the brilliant colours of his pieces – from serving in the Royal Signals in Malaya and Hong Kong, to many years in the Toronto radio advertising business including Mulvihill, Glen Warren, Mutualcom and JazzFM. With no formal training, Terry started carving in 1990. At that time, he concentrated on detailed birds and decoys. However, after several trips to the Maritimes, he became enamored with their wonderful naïve and colourful folk art– and his own style expanded and blossomed. As a Folk Artist he commented on life from a different perspective – and used this to create his obtuse folk art pieces. Ranging from political statements to tongue-in-cheek interpretations of everyday idioms, his scenarios are figments of a creative imagination (and an offbeat sense of humour). Partial to puns and satire, he took inspiration from his surroundings. He leaves behind the legacy of two wonderful sons and three granddaughters, plus lots of friends.  In Picton, he will be remembered for his dedication in establishing the Arts on Main Gallery and his strong support of the arts community.  His pieces are in several private collections as far away as Australia, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and USA - as well as throughout Canada. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Hospice Prince Edward or the National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS). 


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AT 10:30AM AUCTION SALE - ESTATE OF AILEEN MCLEAN 972 REDNERSVILLE ROAD (CO RD #3) R.R.# 1 BELLEVILLE, ONT. Turn WEST off Highway #62 immediately south of Belleville Bay Bridge at Rossmore to Rednersville Road and continue WEST for 2 miles. Antique walnut drop front secretary, antique mahogany dining room suite with table, 6 chairs and buffet; antique Victorian side chairs, antique parlour table antique 2 tier serving table, antique knitting/sewing basket, antique walnut hall tree, needlepoint footstool, antique mahogany corner chair, antique round centre pedestal coffee table, 6 piece maple bedroom suite, antique mahogany dresser, antique walnut smoker stand, antique pine pail bench, antique tin spice cabinet, 12 stoneware crocks with blue including Skinner, WE Welding, Welding and Belding, HB & L , BS Mfg, Slack and VanArsdale, Eberhard; hanging cranberry hall lamp, antique hanging lamp, sleigh bells, 1957 Elvis concert poster, antique treenware, antique wooden planes, stain glass window, Royal Doulton dinnerware “ Morning Star” Royal Doulton figurine, Cocoa pots, oil lamp, Depression glass, 1927 sampler, violin, antique mixing bowls, Victorian prints, vintage jewelry, antique wicker cat box, cruet set, Singer “Sew Handy” toy with box, etched glass, Nippon pieces, hand painted china, ‘His Masters voice” cast piece, everyday dishes, cookware, garden tools, wheelbarrow, 12 ft aluminum fishing boat, VEHICLE 1988 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency” 4 door sedan – fully loaded 122,000 original kmsexcellent condition – sells certified. TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 for photos


AT 11:00AM AUCTION SALE - ESTATE OF VINA CAVERLY 25 TANNER DRIVE, STIRLING, ONT. EAST of Stirling on Mill Street (Ridge Road) and turn NORTH onto William Street to Tanner Drive. Arthur Paquegnat oak cased mantle clock, antique drop regulator wall clock, antique Sessions mantle clock, antique steeple cottage clock, antique pine single door storage cupboard, antique oak ice box, antique walnut chest of drawers, antique oak drop front desk with lower glass bookcase, antique oak center pedestal side table, antique oak Mission style Morris chair, antique oak dresser, antique oak washstand, antique oak Bishops chair, antique walnut drop leaf table, Heintzman & Co. upright piano, 4 piece bedroom suite, cedar chest, 1950s kitchen table, chairs, sideboard; child’s antique rush seat rocker, antique sewing cabinet, antique walnut trim settee, marble top side table, antique walnut 2 door storage cabinet, original oil paintings signed F. Dewarr, silver plate , sterling pieces, several pieces of press glass, goblets, opalescent glass, Staffordshire fireside dogs, Planters peanut jar, Carnival glass, depression glass, oil lamp , cups and saucers, cast iron pieces, copper pieces, collector plates, everyday dishes, garden tools. Numerous other articles. TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 for photos


4:30 P.M. AUCTION SALE - Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Appliances, China/Glass, Large Setting of Spode Dinnerware, Quantity of Tools, 3 Extra Large Pot Ash Kettles, Large Wagon Wheels Held Approx. 12 Miles West of Kingston, Odessa Fair Grounds, From 401 (Exit 599) Cty. Rd. #6 South Through Lights on Left. Antique 2 Pce. Restored Chesterfield and Chair; 2 Victorian Walnut Chairs, China Cabinet, Lazy Boy Chair, End Tables, Antique Cane Bottom Chairs, Single Bed/Box Spring (nearly new); High Boy Dresser; Night Stand; 2 End Tables; 2 - 5 Pce. Kitchen Suites; Corner Shelf Unit; 2 Wall Units; Book Shelf; Wicker Chair; Telephone Bench; 2 - Antique Tables with New Tops; Antique Mirror; Several Pictures/Prints/Frames (Early Birds by O.W. Robbie, Dogs Playing Cards, Keirstead Etc.); Antique Doll Cradle; High Chair; 2 Dolls; Miniature Doll Items; Carpets/Runners; 18 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator (White); Binoculars; Radio; Nikken Aqua Water; Etc. Spode 114 Pce. 8 Place Setting Dinnerware (Rose Bryer) with Tea Pot, Gravy Boat, Egg Cups, Platters Etc.; Several Antique Goblets; Depression Candle Sticks; Antique Mixing Bowl; 2 German Blue Plates; Cutlery; Blue Mountain and Much More; 2 Large Lion Lawn Ornaments; Antique Wooden Boxes; Nail Kegs; Washboard; Lantern; Etc. NOTE: 3 Extra Large Antique Cast Iron Pot Ash Kettles; 5 Large Wooden Wagon Wheels; Antique Wooden Plough; Railroad Jack; H.D. Whiffle Trees; Wooden Sleigh Runners; Ox Pulling Yoke From Champion Nova Scotia Team; Cockshutt Corn Scuffler; Large Older Tap/Dye Set; Adge; Splitting Mauls; Pick Axe; Hand Saws; Post Hole Auger; Wooden Clamps; Door Clamps; Pipe Wrenches; Power Sanders; Jig Saw; 20' Alum. Ext. Ladder; Alum. Step Ladder; 2 - 1/3 H.P. Submersible Pumps; H.D. Hose; Quantity of New Door Locks; Rain Barrels; Milker Pail; Tools of All Types; Flower Pots; Etc. Only a Partial Listing, Many More Items Announcements made day of sale will take precedence over all printed matter



Auctioneer will not be held responsible for any accident on or about property day of sale


AT 5:00pm AUCTION SALE DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Kenmore apt. size chest freezer, Hitachi washer spin dryer, Stainless steel top work table, Antique single pedestal round dining table, antique oak sideboard/ mirror, white kitchen table/ 4 chairs, chesterfield & matching chair ( like new), burgundy wing back chair, brass & glass coffee & end tables, plant tables, A large qty. of nice glass & china including the last of a vast collection of Wade pieces including decanters, ash trays, vases, figurines, wall pockets, tea pots, shaving mug & more, a large qty. of pinwheel crystal, Royal Crown Derby, Spode, Coalport, depression, art glass, Pyrex & much more. Toledo “HI Speed” steak tenderizer, Hobart sausage maker. A wide variety of garden & shop tools and many other pieces. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL  & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033


Sale 6:30pm Viewing 5:00pm Consignments, Antique and Tool Sale

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

Antique tea wagon, Antique Gone with the wind lamp, Antique milk glass lamp, Antique oil lamps, Antique working table top radio, Antique mantle clock, Antique occasional tables, Antique wardrobe, Antique cast iron kitchen water pump, Antique Victrola record player, Antique Marx steam type electric train, press back rocking chair, 2 Antique parlor chairs with flip up seats, 4 and 5 gallon stone crocks, 2 curio cabinets, black leather chair and stool, area rugs, lamps, hard cover books, 2 couches, bar frig, white kitchen refrigerator, oak captains chairs, Old Family Herald magazines, ducks unlimited print, professional draft table, Coleman lanterns, dehumidifier, cement bird baths, 27inch Sony Tv with custom stand, dining room suite with caned back chairs, teak bookcase TOOLS: large quantity of hand power tools, Coleman 10hp 5000watt portable generator like new, Craftsman 10inch radial arm saw, Delta table saw, Delta band saw, Craftsman chop saw, dump cart, electric and battery operated lawn mower, quantity of square tin roofing, quantity of plastic duck and goose decoys, large quantity of ceiling fans, light fixtures, bathroom fans and electric baseboard heaters still in boxes, plus many more items arriving daily. All Antiques are in excellent condition. See web page for pictures 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.


AT 6:00pm TWILIGHT AUCTION SALE OF GOATS & GOAT EQUIPMENT FOR PETER & DAWN FLEMING, STOCO FOLLOWED BY A LARGE QUANTITY OF HORSE TACK DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Goats: There are approximately 20 Nubian, Alpine & Boer cross nannies all with boer sired kids. A mature Boer buck & 3 yearling Boer billies also sell. This is a dewormed & vaccinated herd with hoof trimming all done. A real nice group of young does with well started kids. Approx. 60 head sell. 2 square bale feeders, 2 heated water pails, hand held scales, feeding bottles, feed buckets, books & more. Horse Tack: Mennonite style buggy on rubber, Swiss made Courbette Co. Husar Fels Bach Ag English saddle # 8019224, Australian Outback western stock saddle, Springtree English saddle, wall mount folding saddle racks, saddle stand, leather & nylon halters, saddle blankets, new foal feeder, wall mount hay racks, hay baskets, assorted bridles etc., leg wraps, horse blankets, brushes & curry combs, salt block holders, leather chaps, feed buckets & scoops, harness bells & many more pieces. Most of these items are in new condition. All smalls will sell first, then the herd of goats. Please note the day & time of this sale See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL  & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033


AT 10:30AM AUCTION SALE - CARM AND BEV NELSON “CARM’S MUSEUM” - DAY 3 - SALE CONDUCTED AT 2003 STOCKDALE ROAD, STOCKDALE, ONT. 2 miles WEST of Frankford on County Road 5 to flashing light at Stockdale Road and turn SOUTH to Museum. Antique steel wheel factory style fire extinguisher- Elmira NY; antique barbers chair, model of belt driven thrashing machine, model of vintage steam powered tractors, antique long box telephone, antique daffodil telephone, brass fire extinguishers, CNR memorabilia, military collectibles including parachute, helicopter seat, canvas kit bags, cadet uniforms, model of King George V battleship; RCMP uniform, Cutlass bicycle built for 2, advertising signage, bark canoe model, antique crescent car horn, vintage cigarette lighters, antique counter top cash register, electric store counter coffee grinder, antique barrel churns, Beatty copper tub washing machine, antique washing tubs and wringers, antique counter scales, vintage oil and gas cans, grain scales, Rogers majestic consol radio, parking meter, collection of vintage hand tools including flat wrenches, tape measures, taps, dies, drills; collection of vintage kitchenware’s including cherry pitters, toasters, apple peelers, food choppers, egg scales; Tennant 42E power floor sweeper, numerous other articles from a lifetime of collecting. SALE SOLD INSIDE TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 for photos


AT 9:00AM AUCTION SALE - BARDON SUPPLIES LTD STOCK REDUCTION SALE 405 COLLEGE STREET EAST, BELLEVILLE Large sale of surplus and discontinued plumbing and heating products including – tubs, showers, oil tanks, plumbing fixtures, fireplaces, furnaces, piping, bathroom accessories, few tools. NO RESERVES - NO DELIVERY PROVIDED ALL SALES FINAL TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE, MC, VISA & DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED BY BARDON’S OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082


AT 10:00am AUCTION SALE OF FARM MACHINERY, SHEEP & SHEEP EQUIP. FOR SHARON RATTRAY, HARROWSMITH ON SITE Directions: From Hwy. 401 take Wilton Rd. exit north to Yarker. In the village of Yarker turn east at the gas station & follow approx. 4 Kms. To Portland – Camden Boundary Road. Go north to Bradford Road. Turn east & follow to sale site at 5016 Bradford Road.(Watch for signs). Zetor 5245 4Wd tractor/ cab & Hardy 55 ST loader, Zetor 6245 4WD tractor/ cab (1700 hrs.), John Deere L118 22 HP 42 inch cut riding lawnmower/ bagger, 489 9 ft. haybine/ floating head, Massey Ferguson 5 bar side delivery rake, New Holland 268 square baler/ thrower, Hydraulic bale stoker, NH 268 square baler for parts, 2 bale thrower wagons, Massey Ferguson 1440 round baler, Homemade big round bale wagon, Hay & grain elevator on undercarriage, MF # 82 3 pth 3 furrow plough, MF # 43 3 pth 3 furrow plough, MF 3 pth set of discs, International 16 run seed drill/ grass box, Cockshutt seed drill (parts), 12 ft. heavy duty reversible chain harrows, 3 drum field roller, Spreadmaster model 2120 single axle manure spreader, Trail type cultivator, cement mixer/ motor, 3 pth 6 ft. scraper blade, 12 volt cyclone seeder, 3 pth cyclone seeder, Bumper hitch sheep hauling trailer, 3 utility trailers, wood wagon, Chain link fence, posts, gates & tubing, Electric fence supplies including, wire, fencers, stakes, insulators etc., 3 poly storage tanks/ extensions, Small hopper bottom poly tank, 3 “multimobiles” (parts), Dakota & ranger truck caps, Qty. cedar rails, qty. cement blocks, marble slabs, Wagon running gear, Electric gas pump, fuel tank, railroad jack, 2 acetylene carts, qty. of rough & dressed lumber, 13 trusses, new gooseneck ball hitch. Large qty. of shop tools including Automotive hoist, Craftsman radial arm saw, Mastercraft planer, Mastercraft scroll saw, Campbell Hausfeld air compressor, Rockwell beaver jointer, Delta belt & face sander, Job mate table top drill press, delta band saw, Router, qty. of hand & power tools, electrical & plumbing hardware, wrenches, tool cabinet, welder & numerous other shop smalls, fence stretchers, “T” bar stakes, forks, shovels & farm hardware. 50 plus sheep which are Katadhin & crossbred ewes with dorper cross lambs. Sheep supplies including sheep shears, heat lamps, water heaters, mineral feeder, feed bins, Mar Weld single sided hay & grain sheep feeder, walk through hay & grain sheep feeder, 5 collapsible hay feeders, Lamb creep feeder, Mar Weld working chute & crowding tub for sheep, Hoof trimming tilt table, Small animal scales, sheep box, round bale sheep feeder & numerous other sheep related smalls. This is a large farm sale with a large number of tools not listed. See my web site for detailed list and photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, MC or cheque/ID Lunch available Owner and/or auctioneer not responsible in case of accident


10:30 A.M. HERITAGE ESTATE AUCTION SALE IDLE ACRES FARM (NAPANEE) 2 - COLLECTOR TRACTORS, ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES, HORSE DRAWN FARM IMPLEMENTS, 10 WALKING PLOUGHS, GARDEN SEEDERS, ETC. SOME HOUSEHOLD ESTATE OF THE LATE MR. VERNON AMEY Held on Site, Approx. 5 Miles South West of Napanee, Ont. From 401 Exit 579 (Hwy. #41) South Through 7 Sets of Lights, West on River Rd to Sale Site #1467 River Rd. 1955 Ford “600" Restored Tractor; 1953-54 Ford Jubilee Tractor (Original Farm Tractor); Both Tractors are in Good Condition. Only Used a Few Times Estate Pull Type Sprayer Approx. 15 Gal.; 10 - 12 Walking Plows - Graham & Bird (Stirling), Oneanta Plough #16 No. V.141876, Wilkinson Etc. This Farm, Idle Acres is the original farm and has been in the Amey Family for several generations. Many of these items are from this farm. His collection was used as an outside display for all to see how Agriculture progressed over time. Mr. Amey loved telling people where it came from and who originally owned it. All verbal announcements takes precedence over any written matter. For Pictures & Updates TERMS OF SALE: CASH/INTERAC/CHEQUE WITH I.D. LUNCH: L&A 4H Beef Club AUCTIONEER: DAVE A. SNIDER - 613-386-3039 Owner and/or auctioneer will not be held responsible for any accident on or about property day of sale

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Garage/Yard Sale Guide 2 FAMILY YARD SALE Both families moving! Lots of great bargains

4 Mary Ave. Wellington

Saturday, May 19 8am - 4pm Sunday, May 20 8am - 2pm


Saturday, May 19 8am - 3pm 200 Main Street, Picton BEHIND

Cooke’s Fine Foods Antiques, home décor, lamps, silver, BBQ, office chair, tel/fax/copier, plus more.

MOVING/ GARAGE SALE Office equipment, kitchenware, furniture, clothes and much more.

May 19 & 20 (Sat. & Sun. only) 8am - 3pm 6 Bay St. & 219 Picton Main St.

YARD SALE Drop in at

1360 County Rd 17 3Km east of Milford this long weekend


for some good deals!

Something for everyone! 3hp Johnson outboard motor, chainsaws, weedeaters, lawnmowers with 100% money back guarantee




49 Mary St.

Rain Date May 20

Fri. May 18 5pm Sat. May 19

Elizabeth & Mary

YARD SALE (beside parking lot)


Saturday, May 19 and every Saturday until September 1

Sat. May 19

3 Elizabeth St.

(across from parking lot)

8am - 2pm

Milford Market Square GRAND OPENING

9am to 2pm Milford Market Square

Saturday, May 19 9am - 2pm Milford Fairgrounds (County Rd 17)



410 Main Street Wellington

8am - noon 103 Bridge Street across from former Harvest Restaurant

Scrubs $2, hats $1 new small golf club bag $15 a few antiques, a few collectibles, pure vanilla, lots of jewelry

Saturday, May 19 7am - 4pm

Tables, baskets, stoneware, wicker chairs, old spice racks, old Bata shoe rack and variety of collectibles. “Something for everyone”

For vendor info: 613-476-6041 or 613-471-0429 Come and see what our vendors are selling!

Saturday, May 19 (rain date Sunday)

Some silver, brass, crystal, small Hoselton sculptures, antique ships lantern and much more.

YARD SALE Saturday, May 19 8am

6 Nicholas Street Picton Lots of stuff for everyone Calico Critters

PLANT SALE Harriet’s 5th Annual

Come and browse through the gardens and the hundreds of potted plants. There will be a wide variety of perennials and ornamental grasses all selling for bargain prices.

Fri. May 18th 2-6pm Sat. May 19th 8am Sun. May 20th 8am #2198 Cty. Rd. 17 Milford (just east of the bridge)


(old Sandy Hook Rd.)

Something for Everyone Many Antiques

Saturday, May 19 One Day Only

YARD SALE Sat. & Sun. May 19 & 20 8am Cty Rd 10 to #35 Thompson Rd. Truck rack, household items, clothes, truck toolbox, toys, toys, toys.

YARD SALE 12 Jasper Ave., Picton Saturday, May 19 8am - 1pm

Archery equipment, Technics organ in excellent working condition. ALSO

1st Annual Spring Sale featuring “NEW” Spring items from “Majestic Impressions”


at First Baptist Church basement 46 King Street, Picton Friday, May 18 12 noon - 4pm Saturday, May 19 8am - 2pm


462 Brummel Road Cherry Valley 8am - 1pm Saturday, May 19 Sunday, May 20 Furniture, doors, lots of household items.

3 FAMILY YARD SALE May 19 and 20 8am - 5pm

18373 Loyalist Pkwy

Older riding mower, electric scooters, tools, wheels, tires, much more. (some free stuff on Sunday)


*All proceeds will be donated

#633 Gilead Road Bloomfield 8am - 1pm


63 Main St. Wellington 399-3339 Saturday, May 19 8am

New slide-in-truck camper for midsize truck, 1991 Mustand GT convertible from Florida, Blue Mountain pottery, camera surveillance equipment, Kenwood stereo, boom box speaker, furniture, etc.


Friday & Saturday May 18 & 19 Starting at 8am #270 Cty Rd 30

Old collectibles, tools, hay forks, garden tools, small household items, cups & saucers, Avon bottles and much more.

YARD SALE Sat. & Sun. May 19 & 20 8am

#931 Cty Rd 8


14 Wellington Road Bloomfield Friday, May 18th Noon to 8pm Saturday, May 19th 8am to 2pm Guy stuff, furniture, housewares, jewelry, books, etc.

CONSTRUCTION YARD SALE * May 19 * 8:00am - 2:00pm

Windows & Doors, Vanities, Bath Tubs, Toilets, Hardware, Ceramic Tile, Building Materials, Etc.

11 MacSteven Dr. Picton

YARD SALE Lots of items: tools, household items, crafts and more

Saturday and Sunday May 19th and 20th

81 Wild Oak Lane just off Gilead Road

2 FAMILY YARD SALE 778 County Rd 18

Sailing book collection and equipment, household and trailer accessories, antique dishes and linens, East lake settee, benches, wrought iron table, curtains, knick knacks, records, professional and casual clothes

Friday, May 18 • 4-8pm Sat. May 19 • 9am - 4pm Sun. May 20 • 9am - ?

MOVING SALE Friday and Saturday May 18 & 19 9am - 3pm 950 County Rd 15 Mantis tiller and gardening tools, antique windows, doors and boxes, dehumidifier, large assortment of household furnishings, books, puzzles, and sewing fabrics

YARD SALE May 18, 19, 21 Fri. • Sat. • Mon. #1400 Cty Rd 12 9am-3pm

Quantity of 1” maple, oak & ash, tools, lawnmowers, 12ft Searay boat, 60hp Johnson motor & trailer, antique chairs, flat irons, crocks, imperfect antique dishes, old books, craft magazines, new wooden objects for craft painting, old LP records, horse harnesses Hanes & Bells plus much more.

YARD SALE 60 DVDs, new poker table, fishing equipment, new hard cover books, tools and much more.

Saturday, May 19 Sunday, May 20

1558 County Rd 15 Northport



The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Garage/Yard Sale Guide QUINTE EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES presents the 3rd annual


Rent a table for $15. or 2/$25. to sell your crafts, jewellery, antiques, china, toys, movies, knitting. Call Kathy at 613-393-3115 to reserve your table. LUNCH AVAILABLE *CLIP AND POST ON FRIDGE*

Sat. May 26 Sat. June 23 Sat. July 21 Sat. Aug. 18

9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am-4pm

YARD SALE Sat. May 19 9am

952 Cty Rd 7

(2 miles past Lake on the Mountain) Antiques, Collectibles, etc.

YARD SALE 25 Talbot St. Picton

Saturday, May 19 8am


for Brenda’s Beauties Relay 4 Life Team

Sat. & Sun. May 19th-20th 8-4

Houseware, kids clothes & toys, fishing boat and much much more. 13312 Loyalist Parkway (across from No Frills)

The Picton Gazette wishes all their readers a Safe and Happy

Victoria Day Long Weekend

YARD SALE #1618 in Cherry Valley Fri. May 18 12 to 4pm Sat. May 19 8am to 4pm Large variety of Books! Almost Something For Everyone “PRICED TO MOVE”

YARD SALE 14 Crofton Rd

(next to Hotch’s Auto Parts)

Sat. May 19 7am - 2pm

Raindate: Sunday May 20

YARD SALE Sat. May 19 8am

(Sunday Raindate)

1410 West Lake Rd Cty Rd 12 Household Items New Saniflush Toilet System 19ft Thundercraft Boat


Large hostas, forsythia shrubs, sweet woodruff and more...

1292 Cty Rd #18

YARD SALE 2084 Cty Rd 1 Sat. May 19 9am - 2pm

(near Salmon Pt Rd)

Household Items, Light Fixtures, Sliding Mirror Doors, Furniture



Plant proceeds towards Loyalist Humane Society

29 King St. 8am

Sat. & Sun. May 19 & 20

YARD SALE 386 Mitchell Crossroad Saturday, May 19 Sunday, May 20

17 Ontario St. 8am

Sun. & Mon. May 20 & 21

YARD SALE Sat. May 19 9am - 4pm #113 Davis Rd. (just north of old zoo on Cty Rd 5)

Utility Trailer, Truck Cap, Tools, Old Canoe, Bikes, Books, CD’s, Tapes, Material, Wool and much more.

Plant Engineer Picton, Ont.

ESSROC Cement Corp., North American division of Italcementi Group, a world leader in cement and building materials

production, technology and research, has an exciting opportunity available at our Picton facility for a Plant Engineer.

The purpose of the Plant Engineer is to engineer, procure, and install all plant projects from inception to completion.

Responsibilities: • Develops and promotes a sound safety attitude among all supervised personnel and assures that all are provided with the proper training to perform their tasks in a safe environment. Enforces all safety policies and procedures. • Develop the annual capital projects budget for plant Operations that is consistent with the annual operating plan, and responsible of managing execution. • Ensures that the plant is operated in full compliance with all regulatory bodies. Assists Environmental Manager to ensures air emissions and water discharges are in compliance. Ensures all operations comply with applicable permits. Responsible for Property Preservation & Prevention (PPP). • Supports all departments (Maintenance & Operations) in ensuring that the plant is maintained in a manner that results in low down-time and high productivity. • Ensures through mechanical studies that all equipment is maintained at optimum levels and efficiencies. Identify potential maintenance improvements and recommend capital spending programs that improve the plant’s uptime and efficiency. • Responsible for analyzing all equipment, maintenance programs, run-times, and making recommendations for improvement. • Improve maintenance of kilns and mills to reach highest possible production levels within quality requirements. • Work with SAP system to ensure accuracy of requisitions, purchase orders, work orders, and bill of materials on equipment. • Prepares bill of materials for equipment to improve planning and shutdown efficiency. • Complies with all purchasing procedures. Manages all assigned production contractors and monitor, reduce, and control costs. • When supervising, administers and enforces Company policies and procedures. Ensures that the employees and our CBA are respected so as to promote cooperation and harmony. • Assists the plant, production, maintenance, and quarry/cement/shipping managers in developing and following programs to meet production/quality and profit goals. • Takes an active role in the community. Qualifications: • Prefer BS degree in mechanical engineering or BS degree in related field. • Cement experience 5 years minimum • Has a high degree of mechanical experience. • Strong planning and organizational skills. • Ability to work on annual budgets and interact with finance. • Computer proficient. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project) and CAD. • Ability to write and/or assist in writing capital requests. • Self-starter. Hands-on individual. Able to manage hours efficiently. • Supervisory experience a plus. • Good communications and training skills. • Excellent writing skills.

ESSROC offers opportunity for professional growth and international interaction, as well as outstanding benefits and wage package, including health care, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and retirement savings plan. If you would like to apply for this position, submit a cover letter, and resume to Essroc Italcementi Group, Human Resources Department, PO Box 620, 1370 Hwy. 49, Picton, ON K0K 2T0 or email or No telephone calls.

ESSROC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Prospective firefighters put through their paces with trial scenarios County force looks for top 15 candidates of 18 applicants Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

For the first time candidates to join Prince Edward County's volunteer fire service came together to test their mettle during a series of trials over the weekend. With 15 spots available across Prince Edward County, 18 potential firefighters gathered outside of Bloomfield's Mallory Hall fire station where eight trained facilitators tested vital firefighting skills — things like balance, strength and endurance. The 18 candidates were already interviewed and chosen based on meetings with the district fire chiefs. Saturday's trials were a chance for the candidates to land a spot in the fire service based on their performance in everyday firefighting situations. Fire chief Scott Manlow said the department decided to hold the trials for the first time for two reasons: So the department could evaluate the candidates in realistic situations and so those participating could get a chance to see if firefighting is something they really want to do. He said the trials could also create a pool of capable volunteers if more are needed down the road. “It gives the candidates the opportunity to ask 'is this for me?'” said Manlow. Manlow said the department was also looking at certain character traits that would make the candidates a good fit within the department — like teamwork, com-

traInIng day Above, Oliver Maron participates in a search and rescue drill while wearing a self contained breathing apparatus with his vision obscured. At left, Nathan Rolston climbs the equivalent of five flights of stairs while in full gear. At right the candidates take part in a hose hoist exercise which tested upper body strength. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

munication, camaraderie and community values. “They have to have good determination, a hands on approach, to be able to do this because some of the job is very physical,” he said. The men were scored based on eight tasks.

The stair climb had the candidates wear a self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) while climbing and descending the equivalent of five flights of stairs while carrying a bundled length of one and a half inch hose on their shoulder without stop-

ping during the ascent or descent. The balance beam walk had the men walk to the end of a 12-foot beam placed on the floor while wearing a SCBA and, without leaving the beam, turn around and come back.

The ladder climb had the candidates wearing a SCBA and ascending a ladder to the top, transitioning to the roof, then back to the ladder and down to the ground in a smooth and continuous manner. The candidates' manual

dexterity was tested by assembling a fire hose and nozzle when wearing thick gloves, while strength was tested during both a charged hose advance and dry hose drag where the candidates dragged long sections of hose over distances between 75-100 feet. Search and rescue situations were simulated by having the candidates wear a SCBA with the face piece covered with wax paper — which simulated thick smoke — and having the candidates follow a length of hose on their hands and knees while searching for a hand saw, and ultimately cutting a section of 2 X 2'' wood. While these strengths were being tested, deputy fire chief Robert Rutter said the trials also taught the candidates about safety. “It's all about safety because what we do isn't safe,” Rutter said. “We've had no lost work time for injuries for 11 years and we want to build on that.” Overall, Manlow said the department was very pleased with how the trials went. “It's a learning curve for us too. There are some different tasks we'd like to enhance and change, but the overall outcome was we were very pleased with what we set out to do with this testing,” he said. “We didn't want to intimidate any new candidates because some of them have never had an SCBA on, some of them have never pulled those kinds of weights — it's not that we wanted to scare them off, we just wanted to expose them to what we require these potential candidates to do.” Manlow said the positions would be filled at the beginning of June.

Award recipients say community and school colleagues make PECI great place

HONOURS, from page 1

Etmanski said she is normally in loop on such surprise events and was left almost speechless by Thursday's surprise announcement. An emotional Etmanski called PECI “a great place” and said her fellow coworkers deserved to be recognized “because all the staff give 110 per cent day in and day out.” “They are the most incredible people, it's a complete joy to come to work every single day and see them Etmanski's nomination came by way of PECI educators Heather Monroe, Kelly MacKay and Rob Garden. Garden said Etmanski's work may carry a lower profile then some others but her efforts were highly valued by the PECI educating staff. “A lot of people that don't get the credit they deserve and we thought she was a very worthy candidate for this award,” Garden said. “She flies under the radar because she is helping kids who don't get the recognition they deserve and by extension, she doesn't either but this was a way for us to say thank you and show her that her efforts are valued by us.” She's a very important part of this school,” he added.

Partners In eduCatIon Nominators Peter Mertens, left, and Rob Garden stand beside their successful choices for the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board’s Great Place Awards, Cassidy Allison, left, and Nancy Etmanski. The winners were recognized for their ongoing contributions to the school community. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Allison's nomination came from Prince Edward County Mayor Peter Mertens who said Allison is a credit to the community and the secondary school. “Her energies and her involvement of every aspect of school life make her a role model here,” Mertens said. “She is always showing her fellow students what can be

accomplished with your time and energy.” In the 11-year history of the award, it's been rare for a winning nomination to come from someone not directly involved with the school board,, which makes Mertens’ submission all that more special and the mayor said he was happy he was able to find a way to celebrate Allison's accom-

plishments and efforts in the form of a Great Place Award. “As the mayor of this community, I have an immense amount of pride for this school and a great respect for the teachers, the staff and the students,” Mertens said. Allison, who thought she was in attendance on Thursday in support of

Etmanski's nomination, was very surprised at winning the award. “This is a huge honour to be recognized by the school board and to be nominated by Mayor Mertens,” Allison said. “I certainly never expected this.” When asked what made PECI bring out the best in her and perhaps vice versa,

Allison pointed to the greater Prince Edward County community “The community feel of our school and the community surrounding the school are the things that make our school great,” Allison said. My nomination came from the community and there is such a strong relationship between the two...There is a really great feeling being involved in this community and it brings out the best in the school.” PECI principal Shelly MacKenzie-Coates was proud to see both a staff member and a student be recognized Thursday. “This is a spectacular day for our school, both (Allison and Etmanski) completely exemplify what it means to be a true PECI Panther. They epitomize school spirit, dedication, work ethic and genuine caring for people,” MacKenzie-Coates said. The principal agreed with Allison's assessment that the community feel surrounding the school helps bring out the best in the students and staff. “I feel the school is an integral part of the Prince Edward County community,” she said. “The school is central and it's a microcosm of the community and it's an almost a symbiotic relationship.”


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

More spending not the path to economic prosperity, says Progressive Conservative leader ENERGY, from page 1

Hudak said that wind and solar aren't new in Ontario, claiming that the previous Progressive Conservative government looked at it based on a competition model where proponents had to show they had a willing host, the best technology, and a cost benefit for operations. He noted the current Liberal policy of subsidizing projects hasn't worked anywhere else — in fact, he said many of the European pioneers of such programs have since abandoned them. "The jury is back in, the evidence is here. This program is costing us money, it's causing harm to our communities, it's dividing communities down the middle and that's why as premier I will end the feed-in tariff program once

and for all." Hudak blasted Premier Dalton McGuinty's energy policy, noting that any talk of reduced emissions is the result of industries shut down due to energy costs. He added most of the power coming online now is from nuclear and hydro, which are emissions free and don't require large subsidies that are driving up rates. To further his position, he said before the Green Energy Act was passed, Ontario had lower energy rates than most competing states and provinces. It now is closing in on offering the second most expensive energy anywhere in North America. "It's going to cost us jobs and jobs that were never created will end up in other provinces or states," he said. He told the gathering his

Your Gifts to the Red Cross How your donations are working locally - Even families with sufficient resources to look after themselves can be suddenly faced with this scenario. A house fire engulfs a home quickly in the middle of the night. The first thought, naturally, is ensuring everyone gets out safely. Within minutes, a family can find themselves on the curb in their pyjamas. No wallet, no credit card, no ATM card, no insurance papers, no car keys. You need care and support to deal with this traumatic event -- and you need it right away. In a typical year, the Canadian Red Cross responds to over 2,000 disasters ranging from house fires to floods, forest fires, and tornados.

Just last month, Red Cross disaster response volunteers met the needs of Kingston, Belleville, and Bancroft area residents responding to over 8 emergency calls throughout the month of April. Red Cross is there to help. In those critical 72 hours following a personal disaster, Red Cross volunteers can help you get a hotel room, warm clothes and nourishing meals, medications and other types of emergency services. They can also help you to contact other resources within the community that offer additional emergency support services. Please consider a gift in your Will to ensure Red Cross is always ready when the time comes.

party would release a white paper this week (which it released Tuesday) offering its alternatives. They include monetizing Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One with private investment, improving efficiency targets, affirming nuclear as a key energy source, cancelling the FIT program, restoring local decision-making authority, encouraging electricity trade, and phasing out the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit. As the meeting was sponsored by the Quinte Manufacturers Association and Quinte Economic Development Commission, Hudak also floated the idea of an industrial energy rate. On the jobs front, Hudak spoke of reducing red tape and regulation, promising if he were to be in power, he'd even dock ministers' pay if they didn't reach targeted reductions. He added his preference, rather than spending

to solve the problems was to work on paying down the debt. "The straight talk is the well is empty, it's run dry," he said. "I'm not going to be here to make promises, sadly I'm not making any new promises in spending, we have to go in the opposite direction." During the meeting the opposition leader was asked about his party voting against Bill 11, which would continue the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF)— which the Liberals say is responsible for creating or retaining about 900 jobs in Belleville alone — as well as create a new fund for Southwestern Ontario. Hudak said his party didn't object to the EODF, but rather championed its creation. He said the opposition was to the increased spending for the new fund. "We're not picking winners and losers, but we can't afford new funds and we

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ignored out of hand with dire consequences. "I told him I want Ontario to grow again and I was worried about getting a (credit) downgrade. He ignored all of our recommendations and sadly, we got that .” Hudak also said an upcoming byelection in Kitchener-Waterloo, forced by the Liberals' hiring of Tory MPP Elizabeth Witmer to run the province's Workplace Security Insurance Bureau shows the difference between the two parties. If the Liberals win the seat, they earn a majority. "Given the first credit downgrade by Moody's since the Bob Rae era of big deficits and the same week we were put on a negative credit watch by Standard & Poor's. This is alarming," he said. "I would have expected the premier to react to that by bringing more new ideas to reduce spending and balance the books. Instead, he chose to trigger a byelection."

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Additional vendors, food court among additions to Great Canadian Cheese Festival CHEESE, from page 3

Call us at 613-476-3201

2012 CC Sportline Auto

Light brown with two tone interior, blue tooth, satellite radio, very well equipped, 6,000km, balance of warranty


Sale Priced at + hst + licensing

2011 Golf Comfortline Auto Demo

Reflex silver, multimedia package, alloy wheels, heated seats, 4,000km, balance of warranty


Sale Priced at + hst + licensing

2009 Touareg Comfortline

Canyon Red, black leatherette, 4 motion all wheel drive, sunroof, 41,000km, VW Assurance Premium


Sale Priced at + hst + licensing

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Come see PAUL PULL for the cure for your chance to WIN a prize package worth over $600. (1:00pm. Min. $5 sponsor available in store. no prize substitutions)

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE TOOL OR BBQ OR PATIO Prizes donated by OWL DISTRIBUTION & Picton Home Hardware Building Centre

CHARITY BBQ DAY $3 HOT DOG OR HAMBURGER, POP & COOKIE All proceeds to our Relay for Life Tough as Nails Team




Cheesy dogs Buddha Dog co-owner Andrew Hunter prepares some hot dogs incorporating Black River Cheese for the Great Canadian Cheese Festival media day at the Agrarian Cheese Market and Speakeasy Thursday.. The company has been invited to serve its hot dogs during this year’s festival June 2-3. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

The fair will have a dash of celebrity as well this year with Food Network celebrity chef Bob Blumer and Lost Girl co-star Kris Holden-Ried grilling cheese for charity. Kolesnikovs said with some of the tastings and exhibits featuring craft beers, ciders, and wine, it is easy to think of the festival as an ageof-majority event, but that's something he wants to dispel, adding there is plenty of families to do at the fair again this year. "We're going to have a family day on Sunday, children admitted free with an adult," he said. "Everyone is welcome, young and old. The vision has always been of an old fashioned fair." He said there will be dairy farm exhibit with sheeps, goats, and a water buffalo on site as well as a special demonstration from the Dairy Farmers of Canada featuring Moonica, a mechanical cow that offers a realistic milking experience. "Those will not just be attractive for the children, but for adult city folks as well," he said.

Kolesnikovs also indicated his desire to remain in Picton for the foreseeable future of the festival, noting he loves the venue and from the first time he set eyes on the community, the economic development office, Prince Edward Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, Taste The County and other community partners have been very welcoming. "When I was looking for a place, I didn't want to do a convention centre concreteand-glass sort of event, I wanted to do something rural," he said, adding he ended up touring across


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Picton Gazette May 17 2012  
Picton Gazette May 17 2012