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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

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Letting it ride Picton Rotarian Marion Hughes, centre, tries to get some of the trailing horses moving at the Rotary Downs table during the 51st annual Oysterfest Saturday as the crowd seems to be enjoying the excitement of the racing games . (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)


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Baseball Panthers start Bay of Quinte season with 3-0 record Page 27


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Changes help keep Oysterfest tradition vibrant New venue, additional entertainment help draw couples to Rotary’s major fundraising event adam BramBurger Staff writer

Even after 50 years of fun memories, any event can still use some fresh ideas to draw a crowd. That’s the way the Rotary Club of Picton approached its 51st Oysterfest this Saturday and if early returns were any indication, it was a wise choice. As the buffet dinner was served that evening, it was hard to find an open seat in the Prince Edward

Curling Club — a venue chosen because it offered a bit more space than community halls did in the past. While the staff from Celebrations Catering was shucking oysters, several couples were on the dance floor moving along to the vocals of Dave Hatch and Swamp College, couples were milling around the blackjack tables, and bids were being upped along the silent auction tables. Rotary vice-president

Rick Jones said with tickets sold in the 250 range at $75 per person, the event was holding its own with past years and it might have attracted a bit of a new following this time around. “We tried to get more couples interested with a new venue and live music and that did help,” he said. Jones added the club also pushed back the date of the event this year, hoping to capitalize on some of the snowbirds returning from

warmer climes to volunteer and to spend their money. The spending, of course, is a key. The OysterFest, and its predecessor, the Oyster Stag, has always been one of the club’s major fundraisers for its many projects. “If you've got a bank account, a Visa card, a cheque, a money order we'll take it all,” said host Mark Davis. Whatever money you leave behind tonight will be used on good causes both here in Picton and around

the world.” Among the major causes Rotary has supported in the past year include a $100,000 pledge to the residential hospice facility, donations toward the digital mammography equipment at the hospital, and building a vocations centre in Atorkor, Ghana, administered by Rotarian Peta Hall.

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Hundreds swab in to see if they’re a match for Reddick or others

PECI bone marrow clinic attracts cross section of students, community Jason Parks

Staff writer

They were swabbing spit for Sarah Reddick on Thursday afternoon and any of the other estimated 950 Canadians in need of a life saving stem cell transplant. Almost 300 local residents filed into PECI last week to take part in OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Drive hosted by Canadian Blood Services (C.B.S.) and organized by students and staff of the local secondary school. The event was held in honour of Reddick, a PECI student battling acute myeloid leukemia.


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PECI teacher Greer Koutroulides said in total, 289 people came out and registered to be a potential stem cell/bone marrow donor, about 100 of which were PECI students over the age of 17. “We did really well in hitting the target demographic of young men between the ages of 17 and 35, so we are thrilled with the turnout,” Koutroulides said. Jessica Stergiou, the donor management co-ordinator for C.B.S. the number of young males stepping forward at Thursday's event was encouraging.



suPPorting sarah Brittany and Justin Williams (foreground) complete cheek

swabs at the One Match Stem Cell and Bone Marrow donor registry event at PECI on Thursday evening as a team of student organizers looks on.. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff E S TAT E


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A corporate-wide social media policy will soon regulate how the municipality and its employees use social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The policy was approved by committee of the whole last week and will come before council at their May 14 meeting. A staff report submitted to the committee says “social media is a powerful and dynamic tool that will encourage transparent and proactive communications with Prince Edward County stakeholders, provide an accessible platform to the public about issues relevant to the municipality, and enhance the content and viewership of the municipality's web site.” The report says some County departments have been using social media on an “ad-hoc” basis, but social media initiatives haven't been aligned with one another. The report said this has resulted in an inconsistent corporate-wide approach. “Adopting a social media policy and establishing consistent, corporate-

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wide social media guidelines represents an opportunity to enhance and maintain a meaningful and unified web presence for the Municipality,” the report says. “This includes formalizing the importance of consistent monitoring and maintenance to ensure social media tools are being used effectively and appropriately.” Under the new social media guidelines all munic-

ipal employees are expected to understand and comply with all the policies outlined in the policy. All managers will be responsible for ensuring all employees are advised of the guidelines. The municipality's communications officer, along with a social media working group will provide oversight and guidance on the implementations of the policy and its guidelines. The commu-

nications officer also must approve any new social media programs that are managed by the municipality. The report says the municipality's elected officials “are encouraged to express their personal opinions and those of their constituents rather than those of the corporation's administrations” and “social media use by elected officials will not be considered official communications of the municipality.” When using social media for municipal business, employees are required to post only “under the voice of municipally managed pages.” The report acknowledges that municipal employees may uses social media on a personal basis, but encourages employees to “consider indicating that any discussion of municipal affairs or 'work' does not reflect the municipality's position.” The social media policy was identified as a priority in the municipality's corporate communications plan. Also a priority in the municipality's communications plan was the use of advertising. The committee also approved a municipal advertising policy last week, which regulates the size, design, and placement of advertisements in local newspapers and web sites.

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Picton Kinsmen reach deal with County to become sole tenants of Benson Hall Service club to work for space Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

partnershIp The Kinsmen Club of Picton and the County have agreed to a partnership that will give the service club a permanent home at Benson Hall where they currently hold weekly TV Bingo. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

$3,000 annually. The municipality will continue to be responsible for insurance and utilities for the building. The Kinsmen will pay for security and communication. The agreement also requires the Kinsmen to obtain $2 million liability and property damage insurance. Under the agreement the hall can only be used by members and can not be used for public events. The Kinsmen also can't sublet any portion of the building. Kinsmen Club incoming president Phil St. Jean thanked municipal staff for their work on the agreement. He said the entire 21-person membership is on board with the partnership. “Our club passed a motion to enter into this agreement. It was supported by the whole club, so we're behind it 100 per cent,� he said. “What this agreement does for us is it guarantees us a long-term venue for our TV Bingo, which is our major revenue (generator) through-

out the year.� St. Jean said currently the Kinsmen hold some meetings at the Picton Legion, while at other times meetings are held in members' homes. “We're looking for some stability as far as the club goes. This will provide that,� he said. Councillor Kevin Gale was among those who spoke in support of the Kinsmen becoming a permanent ten-

town. It's a win-win for everybody all the way around,� Shortt said. Benson Hall was designated a heritage property in 2010. In December last year the Kinsmen Club of Picton contacted the community development department about of using the building as a club headquarters.

In February 2013 the municipality received notification from the Prince Edward Corrections Advisory Board that they would be vacating Benson Hall by the beginning of May due to discontinued funding, leaving the Kinsmen Club as the only community group left using the building.








The Kinsmen Club of Picton will have a permanent home as councillors voted to approve a partnership agreement between the service club and the municipality last week. Although the agreement will still need final approval from council at their next meeting, there was nothing but support for the Kinsmen's request to permanently occupy Benson Hall at last week's committee-of-thewhole meeting. A report presented to the committee at last week's meeting says the partnership agreement will serve as a pilot project and will give the Kinsmen Club use of Benson Hall in exchange for maintenance work on the building. “Previously, the Kinsmen Club gave the county a donation of $1,000 annually for use of the space for the TV Bingo. The Prince Edward Corrections Advisory Board had been contributing approximately $3,600 annually in rent for use of the main floor space,� the report says. “Since this occupancy was year round and at least four days per week, there was a significant amount of energy use as the space is heated by electric baseboard heaters and window air conditioners.� The partnership agreement requires the Kinsmen to complete an annual work plan. The work plan must be agreed to by the municipal facilities manager with the agreed value of work at

ant in the Picton landmark. “This is a good fit and it's a good tenant for an old historic building,â€? he said. Gale encouraged the Kinsmen to work with the municipality in the future to improve or upgrade the building and the surrounding property. “Hopefully we can partner in some way to not only improve, but maybe upgrade (the building). This is good and it's a community group that's well respected,â€? he said. Mayor Peter Mertens was also in favour of leasing the building to the service club. “This will give us at least a modicum of income,â€? he said. â€œâ€ŚThis is a really good opportunity for people who have an interest to look after a facility that they can occupy. It's a benefit for us.â€? Councillor Terry Shortt said council is always looking to get more use out of municipal buildings. He said the lease would present that opportunity for Benson Hall. “This is also a way to defer our maintenance costs as well as give the Kinsmen at least a position in down-




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That demographic tends to produce the most usable matches, provides the best chance for en-fragmentation and has the lowest rate of instances of post transplant complications. “The more we get from that age group, the more patients that could get a potential life saving stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, this demographic is the smallest per centange of our registered donors at about 12 per cent. Reddick was unable to visit the event as she recovers from a second round of chemotherapy at a transition facility in Kingston.


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Picton Gazette 80 years ago — 1933

■ Cherry Valley native J. Milton Cork was selected as he new head of Loblaw Groceterias replacing the late T.P. Loblaw. Prior to assuming presidency of the national chain, Cork had been its vice-president in charge of purchasing and was recognized as an innovator who would travel anywhere to learn about new ways to merchandise goods. ■ The purveyors of meat in the Town of Picton petitioned council for a bylaw calling for higher taxes to be imposed on those selling meat within Market Square. They noted the merchants of Picton pay a business tax to keep their stores running, while travelling vendors do not have to pay such a tax. Therefore, the vendors were considered to have an unfair advantage over them. ■ Two Bloomfield residents and two Athol residents were fined for illegal net fishing operations on West Lake and East Lake respectfully. The men were each fined $10 for their transgressions and charged $3.50 for court costs after they admitted knowingly breaking the law.

60 years ago — 1953

■ The Toronto Maple Leafs’ top scoring winger Sid Smith was the featured speaker at a meeting hosted by the Elks, Kinsmen, and Rotary clubs for the midget and bantam hockey teams they sponsored. Smith told the players many NHL teams were actively watching for players as young as 13 whom they might consider as future stars in their organizations. ■ Several municipal officials were surprised to learn the provincial highways department endorsed a smaller amount for roads appropriations than in previous years. Instead of the usual $200,000 the County normally received, only $178,000 got the go ahead. Picton was also down to $67,500 from $75,000. ■ The Milford Farm Forum project provided 169 flowering crab trees to be planted throughout South Marysburgh Township as part of beautification efforts.

40 years ago — 1973

■ Ontario Federation of Agriculture president Gordon Hill told the Picton Rotary Club consumers had been led to believe for too long that they should pay cheaply for food. He said while people expected food prices to stay the same, inflation has dictated that taxes and costs have also risen over the years, forcing higher prices. ■ Samples of fish captured in gill nets in the Quinte region showed an increase in the number of splake taken from area waters. Splake are a cross between speckled trout and lake trout and they may have replaced declining lake trout. ■ A new book entitled Some Canadian Ghosts featured the story of a 1939 haunting episode on Queen Street.

20 years ago — 1993

■ The Prince Edward Region Conservation Authority indicated considerable damage had been done to the county’s shorelines due to high water. General manager Keith Taylor said much of the damage came in areas where existing shoreline protection failed and large portions of the shoreline washed away. ■ Warden Cindy Conder promised the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute and other accessible transit backers would receive an audience with council.



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Monarch butterflies may be on their way out

One of the best experiences I ever had with monarch butterflies was at the farm of naturalists and film makers, John and Janet Foster, near Tweed. In the woods behind their house, they have a huge pond and it was in the milkweeds around this pond where we found seemingly dozens of Monarch chrysalises and larvae. The milkweeds, however, were not the common milkweed that we have grown up believing Monarchs prefer. This was swamp milkweed, purported to be even more craved by the Monarch than the common species. And these larvae were having a feast. It was late in the season and these lingering monarchs needed to mature quickly, if they were to get to Mexico before cold weather set in. Of all the insects that undertake migrations, the monarch is probably the most remarkable. Some travel thousands of kilometres during their short lifespan. However, individual butterflies do not complete the whole round-trip migration from the regions of northern Mexico to southern Canada. Instead, the cycle takes place over four gen erations. The offspring of the overwintering generation begin their lives in northern Mexico and the southern United States, migrating northward in the late spring and laying their eggs along the way. The second and third


generations of monarchs continue to reproduce, but only monarchs born in late summer join the fourth generation in migrating to central Mexico, where they will then spend the winter. That they do this is well documented; that an insect weighing only half a gram with a correspondingly small brain, is just short of amazing. The reason monarchs are able to fly such great distances is because they know how to save energy. During migration, monarchs conserve their energy by riding columns of rising warm air and taking advantage of strong winds to help speed up their flight. However, the insect we have come to love and enjoy for generations is in trouble. There is no single reason; rather, it is a combination of reasons. It seems that illegal

logging in their Mexican wintering grounds, once thought to be the primary reason for their dwindling numbers, is no longer the concern it once was. Much of the illegal logging of their wintering grounds has been halted, although portions of their habitat continue to be whittled away each year. New research has shown there are several contributing factors to the monarch’s decline, not the least of which is loss of milkweed in their summering areas due to the widespread use of agricultural pesticides that have killed their main food source, milkweed. Of course, the population of any animal in the wild is always governed by the amount of food that is readily available, and populations adjust in response to feast or famine. The overall population wintering in Mexico has declined by 59 per cent this past year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record keeping began 20 years ago. Lack of water may be another reason. Monarchs do not drink any water at all during their long migration, until they reach Mexico. The mountain streams there have been affected by drought and human use. Climate change, weather events, migration hazards, a dwindling food supply, loss of habitat – all are contributing to a precipitous decline of an insect species that all of us have come to enjoy and expect to see every spring as each

fourth generation of those we saw in the fall, one by one, begin to appear in our area. Will the monarch butterfly become extinct? Probably not, but they will constitute only incidental sightings, and no longer the enormous migrations we have witnessed in places like Prince Edward County and Presqu’ile Park. This is why we need legislation that means something, and is not sold to the highest bidder who prefers development to protecting critical migration areas like Prince Edward County’s South Shore. Beyond that, there is much we can do in our own backyard by planting milkweed species like swamp milkweed and butterfly milkweed to serve as a food source, and providing backyard breeding areas with sources of water. It’s almost an Alice in Wonderland story of the Red Queen's race though. You have to run as fast as you possibly can to stay in one place, and if you want to get any place, you have to run twice as fast. We won’t stop the declining numbers, but at least we can say we are doing something in our own backyard. For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail or phone 613-476-5072. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out .

Spring Serenade to raise money for the Loyalist Humane Society

The animals in care of the Loyalist Humane Society will be the beneficiaries of an upcoming concert at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church. With its fundraising drive for a new piano nearly finished, the church has decided to start using its space to help organizations in the community through concerts, choir director Michael Goodwin explained. Those concerts will start

with a performance next Friday by Goodwin, Josie Farrar, and Belleville native Linda Minty who felt they wanted to give back to the County Rd. 4 facility, which houses more than 200 cats in a no-kill shelter. The concert, entitled Spring Serenade, gentle music to awaken the senses will feature an array of familiar and unfamiliar music for the cello, soprano, and piano. Works include The

Swan, Salut d’amour by Elgar, and some American folk songs and spirituals with two sets of contemporary songs composed by Kingston musicians. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the door for $15 or $5 for students. Goodwin plays piano, organ, and French horn. He studied at the Guildhall School in London and performed in the London Symphony and other orchestras.

Farrar sings in many choral groups and has performed across eastern Ontario. She studies voice with Holly Gwynne-Timothy and with Jane McGall. Minty teaches cello, is the principal cellist at the Quinte Symphony, and has performed with groups across Ontario. She was educated at the University of Western Ontario. -Staff

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Food and drink Fundraisers Paige Desjarlais, left, and Mackenziee Crockett took advantage of the sunny weather Saturday afternoon to set up a refreshments stand to benefit the Picton United Church County Food Bank. With their location on Church Street across from Macaulay House during the Doors Open Prince Edward event, it was likely the girls saw a lot of traffic they could try to invite to their stand. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

NBA player’s choice shouldn’t warrant major coverage

IT was impossible to watch a sports highlight show earlier this week without seeing Jason Collins make his move in front of the cameras. Those who may not be familiar with the story, however, would be surprised to hear it wasn’t a dunk, a steal, a foul, or even a pretty pass that made Collins the talk of the professional sports arena and beyond it. The 34-year-old centre with the Washington Wizards, his sixth team, announced this week that he’d talk openly about being a gay athlete in a Sports Illustrated cover story. The applause comes because it is believed Collins is the first North American professional athlete who had the nerve to make that play and announce his sexual preference in a world that’s largely “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” We admire Collins for his decision to come forward now and make this declaration, particularly in a world where youth are bullied every day for being themselves and choosing to share that expression before a world that may not necessarily be friendly or receptive to that decision. Perhaps having a professional athlete, no matter how many people knew of him before his announcement , having the same courage will help them on their journey. As far as Collins himself or other athletes who may find themselves in similar shoes, however, one must wonder if this move is really as significant as it has been played in the media. We suspect that other athletes have shared such information with their own teammates and, rather than something that has divided locker rooms, it more likely has been met with indifference, just as most of the other players may know their teammates preferences in women, but don’t talk about them on camera. While there are always exceptions to the rule, particularly among those partaking in activities that are doused in testosterone, one can bet that most of Collins’ teammates in the NBA were more concerned about his ability to rebound, to score, and to box out than they were about what he might do behind closed doors. The fact that nothing has happened over the course of his career to date and the social media comments about Collins being a good teammate before and after the announcement should probably also quiet any player who decides to express concern after the fact. After all, it’s one’s actions, not one’s preferences that speak loudest about the type of person they are. In this day and age, particularly with the oftenquoted statistic that one in 10 people are gay, it should come as no surprise the possibility could exist among any group of people and thus, it is hard to believe that Collins’ announcement is the shocking news it is in 2013. The fact it was, however, shows the public’s perception probably isn’t as in tune with reality of the world people live in. To be sure, Collins’ announcement shouldn’t be big news, but rather just a part of his life. If his effort, however, makes it easier for the next athlete and stops it from being big news, it was well played.


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Social justice book club focuses on variety of titles

A new book club is being formed at the library that is unique in a number of ways. The social justice book cub (SJBC) will offer a drop-in format where we will “talk books” dealing with domestic and international social justice topics such as food security, sustainability, the environment, exploitation, democracy and politics. Books can be non-fiction, memoirs and even novels that deal with these issues. Rather than everyone reading the same book – though there may be times when we do this – we will share short reviews of books, suggest books we might read, and discuss the issues brought to light by those titles. The drop-in aspect makes this an easily accessible club, welcoming new people on an ongoing basis and with no pressure to have read a particular book. People can attend just to listen as well. The first meeting of the SJBC is on Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the Picton branch. The time and date may be changed depending on the input of those at the first meeting, so please come out even if this may not be a time that will work for you in the future. As a starting point, below is a sampling of the titles available from the library that could be discussed, and requests for purchase of new titles are also welcomed. Recently released is The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis. Saul is an antipoverty activist and founder of The Stop Food Community Centre, an organization that began as a food bank in a poor Toronto neighbourhood and evolved over the past 15 years into a pioneering movement providing good meals alongside longterm solutions for people in need. A much smaller book, Time for Outrage! is the English translation of the bestselling book Indignez-vous ! by the French diplomat, member of the French Resistance and concentration camp survivor, Stéphane Hessel. Published in France in 2010, the book has sold nearly 1.5 million copies in France alone and has been translated into numerous other languages. It is an inspiring call to action and a history lesson wrapped in just 42 pages. The Original Green – Unlocking the Mystery of True Sustainability by Steve Mouzon is a book that gathers and shares the wisdom of sustainability through the operating system of living traditions presented in plain language. Mouzon is part of a group of architects, designers, and other new urbanists dedicated to the study and design of true traditional buildings and places native to, and inspired by, the regions in which they are built. The Inconvenient Indian; a


curious account of Native People in North America by Thomas King is another book that may be of interest. It is a history lesson not to be missed as the remarkable King writes a critical and personal account of his findings over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. Looking to international affairs, the library has Beyond Occupation: apartheid, colonialism and international law in the occupied Palestinian territories written by Virginia Tilley. Published in 2012, this would be a good book to read with Our Way to Fight: peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine by local author Michael Riordon. There are many other titles, including one recently ordered from a library member request entitled Harvesting Justice: Transforming the Global Food Supply Chain by Tory Field and Beverly Bell. Traditional book clubs are alive and well at the library, too, and anyone who would like to join one is invited to drop in to their local branch and speak to a staff member for contact information. Also upcoming in May are special events for families. On the same day as the new book club, a new after school fun club begins. Each Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the month of May, students in Grades 3 to 6 are invited to drop in to the Picton branch for Lego building, science fun, crafts and snacks. We welcome ideas for the Fun Club program as well. To register, and to offer suggestions for activities, please contact Liz at or 613476-5962. On Saturday, May 11, all families are invited to touch a tow truck from 11 a.m to 12 noon. Listen to a story, make a craft, and watch expert tow truck operators demonstrate their skills. All ages are welcome. Special thanks to Shantz Motors and Towing for making this program possible. For information on children’s programs, please contact Liz Zylstra at: l i z @ p e c l i b r a r y. o r g or call the same phone number. Visit us online as well at:

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Jon Leavens, the president of the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward shows off the A.J. Casson print of Aftermath which the society raffled off Saturday night at the Picton Rotary Oysterfest. The winner of the print from the renowned Group of Seven artist was Picton’s own Sam Hunt. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR How Napanee managed to keep its own hospital

At a time when Prince Edward County Memorial and Trenton Memorial Hospitals are being decimated the question is often asked "how did Napanee hospital escape amalgamation." I spoke with a friend of mine, Mike Dollack to ask him exactly how his community was able to keep their hospital as a Stand Alone Hospital. Mike was a principal of the Napanee High School and a long time Board member of his local hospital. When it was very obvious that the Napanee Hospital would be forced into amalgamation the community immediately went to work. A physician that worked for the Kingston,.Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Health unit along with Tom Jindra, manager of the Goodyear plant and Mike became co chairs of the committee to save their hospital from amalgamation. Goodyear was very influential stating that they would not have considered locating

in Napanee if there was not a full service hospital there. The committee asked stakeholders from the outlying areas such as Tamworth, Flinton and Cloyne to write testimonials to Dr. Duncan Sinclair and his restructuring committee. Many said that they would have to travel very long distances to Belleviie or Kingston for healthcare. The committee then pointed out to the government that their hospital was not started with Ministry of Health funds when it was built in the 1950s but rather with donations and weekly pay deductions of workers in businesses. They went on to say that the ministry of health could not arbitrarily make a decision without involving the community. I might point out that PECMH was started almost 100 years ago with donations from the residents and continues to purchase medical equipment due to the generosity of the community. .As far as the QHC board and ad-

ministration consulting the stakeholders and medical community many feel that the consultation process was less than optimal. Dollack told me that he and his colleagues went on cable TV and spoke to numerous service clubs to get their help. He said that one thing that they had in their favour was that Kingston General Hospital supported them. The reason being that many medical residents come to Napanee hospital from KGH. These are all medical residents who hope to go into family practice and find that they have invaluable training with the local physicians. This same program applies to PECMH and our local doctors who have been involved with the residency program from KGH for over 50 years. Dollack could not emphasize enough to me that you must have unusually strong community support and sell to the community the rationale for keeping our hospital

strong and in fact adding services and not taking them away. I believe that we do have the expertise in the county to develop a business plan. However it is essential that this committee involve the medical community. It is also essential that the mayor, council, businesses and service clubs are "on board". For the last 15 years that we have been fighting to keep our hospital vibrant, the majority that have led the fight have been seniors. There are two other younger generations that perhaps would like to help. You only need to to read Al Capon's epilogue in "This House Of Healing PECMH" to realize that that the community of Pr. Ed.County put up a valiant fight in 1998 to keep PECMH as a "Stand Alone " hospital. Perhaps now 15 years later and many service cuts later the community will be even more determined .

County council heard a nice presentation by Dr. Williams and his statement that the present system really defines the county as 10 places. ( what is wrong with that ?) then would like to remind us that since amalgamation the County is supposed to be one place. we (taxpayers) have always referred to this place as "the county" and since amalgamation, that definitely has not worked, it has gone down hill since The members of council from 1999 to 2010 have

spent tax dollars so fast that we are over 50 million dollars in debt. We got rid of a few of them, but nothing has changed. Are 15 councillors too many? I don't think so and it worked well before 1999, so why are we wasting more money and time on something that was not high on the list to all who voted in the last election? The biggest thing to change from 1999 is the administration layers of it private sector workers wages are constrained through competition not

the case for public sector workers who enjoy greater job security and more generous non wage benefits. We got rid of a few employees, but hired almost as many and I am sure that the savings reported are going to be used up on the new salaries. The CAO get 200,000 dollars plus in wages and benefits. he might think he is worth that, but the position is not. Lets try and get "the county," our county, back to basics and don’t worry if a councillor asks how much money is being spent

in a certain area, just answer the question. Don’t threaten to throw him out. It is time to tell the new comers on council to hear our voice and tell administration, “This is the way we will do things.” Reducing the size of council will only let the administration get bigger and the taxpayer will have less say. Steve Campbell is right. We need voices. Load voices. Angry voices.

I am a 77-year-old retired registered nurse living in Prince Edward County. Before moving here from Toronto eight years ago, I assured myself there was a good hospital in Picton. Since then, I have attended numerous meetings over cuts to our hospital services to cover Belleville General Hospital’s budget

shortfalls, where we were assured these would be the last cuts. I no longer believe either the LHIN people or Mary Clare Egberts. Our hospital, Prince Edward County Memorial, had always operated in the black prior to amalgamation. We here are fed up with being “eaten for lunch” by Belleville General whose spending has

been consistently out of control. We want Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital detached and de-amalgamated from Quinte Healthcare Corporation and from Belleville General. It seems to me that it is a strange brand of democracy when there are elected officials who receive their titles

and their salaries from we, the people, yet fail to consult with us on the most basic of rights — our health care — and instead make arbitrary decisions in Queen’s Park which are detrimental to our well being. I would like a reply to this letter.

Fran Renoy Picton

Present number of councillors worked fine before 1999

Paul Boyd Ameliasburgh

Retired nurse fed up with hospital being ‘eaten for lunch’

Lorna Kelly Picton


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY,MAY 2, 2013

High-speed access to improve locally EORN launches Quinte-Loyalist zone for broadband

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Prince Edward County residents and thousands more across the region will have improved access to highspeed wireless Internet service thanks to last week's launch of the Quinte-Loyalist zone of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN). EORN is a project spearheaded by the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) to improve the accessibility of high-speed Internet across eastern Ontario. The project's backbone is a 5,500-km network of new and existing fibre optic cable with 160 new access points. The launch of the Quinte-Loyalist zone was celebrated by officials in Belleville on Friday. A release issued by the EOWC says the launch of the zone will provide improved access to close to 80,000 residents and businesses in eastern Ontario. The zone includes 26 new towers and 36 existing structures to deliver the service. The wireless network covers a 7,000-square-km region that expands as far west as Colborne, east past Odessa, north as far as Frontenac County, and includes all of Prince Edward County. “For businesses especially it's critical,” said mayor Peter Mertens. Mertens said there are more and more opportunities for people to work from home and perform a variety of functions from a distance. He said those who have those opportunities want Internet service that is both fast and reliable and, in the past, it may not have been available here. “People who have the opportunity to work from home, they don't want to take the chance, they don't want to take the risk of going where they don't have adequate connection,” he said. “… This addresses that and I see this as a huge opportunity as an economic driver for people who want to do just that.” The Quinte-Loyalist zone is the largest local access zone

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Improved aCCess Many people in a 7,000-squarekilometre area from Brighton in the west to Odessa and from the tip of the county south to north of Hwy 7 will have improved Internet access. (Eastern Ontario Rural Network)

of the EORN. The EOWC release says once the entire EORN is complete it will improve high speed access throughout close to 50,000 square kilometres. This will cover the counties of Prince Edward, Hastings, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, Frontenac, Peterborough, Renfrew, Haliburton, Lanark, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, as well as the City of Kawartha Lakes. Mertens said not only will the improved service allow more residents to telecommute from those counties, it will also allow those counties to compete with larger urban areas for certain businesses. He said about two years ago a production company was considering moving to the county, but high-speed Internet became an issue. “Ultimately, they chose to expand their offices in Toronto because of the unreliability of the Internet (here).” Mertens said the EOWC — of which Prince Edward County is a member — is a driving force behind the project. The governments of Canada and Ontario have each committed up to $55 million toward the project

while the EOWC is contributing $10 million, and partners in the private sector are also contributing. “(The EOWC) recognized this need many years ago and, with our staff at the various municipalities, they started to work on this and they created a business case to bring high speed to all of us in eastern Ontario because they are all faced with the same problems we are here,” said Mertens. The Quinte-Loyalist zone includes 76,386 households including 5,550 seasonal residences. The zone covers 14 per cent of the EOWC region. Prince Edward-Hastings MP Daryl Kramp said in the release the launch of the service marks a significant stage in the development of the region. “High-speed Internet access enables residents, businesses and institutions to access information, services and opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach. This service launch is truly a significant milestone to be celebrated throughout the region,” Kramp said. “Our government is proud to support this project that will spur innovation, encourage economic development, and improve the quality of life in eastern Ontario.”

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

Picton man shares his way of giving more than 6,500 children hope Cooper helped Sleeping Children Around the World distribution in India AdAm BrAmBurger

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Wayne Cooper is not a man prepared to take the value of a good night’s sleep in his own bed for granted. In fact, the Picton man gave up that privilege and even put up a goodly sum of money to ensure he could help offer that privilege to some of the people most in need of that in today’s world. Cooper spent 13 days in Kolkata, India helping with the distribution of bedkits for children as part of the Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) project earlier this year. He told Picton Rotarians this week that the charity was started by Murray Dryden in 1970. The father of NHL goaltenders Ken and Dave Dryden, Murray had rode

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youth aged 6-12 and are offered on a 50/50 split to male and female recipients. Cooper said that sometimes the bedkits are tailored to the country and the region they are in — different materials are suitable for different climates — and in some cases, the host organizations will also provide funding to make the kits more valuable. His host, the Rotary Club of Dum Dum, for example, offered $3 per kit and it also provided some transportation and meals for the visiting volunteers. Volunteers on the ground in the country in question help find the students who would benefit from the gift of bedkits, then North American volunteers oversee the distribution process. Each of the youth who receive bedkits must be accompanied by an adult when they receive their kits to ensure they can safely take it home and the charity ensures that it feeds both parents and children before they return home with their gifts for a good night’s sleep. Cooper encouraged the Rotarians to consider donating to the organization, noting that each child helped is photographed for the sponsors who help them. He pointed out some members who already did donate. Bill Edwards was one and he said it was a worthwhile Christmas gift for some of the youth in his family. “There was no point in just getting them toys. This helped them to appreciate their own beds and gave them a sense of helping other people who were in need,� he explained.


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

Doors open spotlights local heritage properties with over 2,000 site visits County already looking for more sites to feature in future years AdAm BrAmBurger

Staff writer

When rarely seen county heritage properties open their doors for a limited public engagement, it appears people are willing to walk through them. This weekend’s Doors Open Prince Edward County brought people from around Ontario out in droves to visit 11 hand picked locations between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. last Saturday. “From what we’ve gathered, we had approximately 2,000 site visits in total,” said County museums head curator Jennifer Lyons. “For our first try since 2006, that’s a great turnout.” Lyons said the traffic varied greatly between the sites with Macaulay House in Picton among the most visited with more than 400 visitors. The house staged a special farmers’ market and a lantern display, and served as a starting point for a historical walking tour. The Glenora Fisheries station was actually the next most-visited site as more than 400 people also made the drive past the ferry to learn about the the former mill, which has housed the Ministry of Natural Resources on Lake Ontario since 1922. “There’s not a typical every day reason to visit the fisheries so there’s a sense of mystique,” Lyons surmised of the busy site. “It’s a unique opportunity to get into that building to see what they do.” Many of the smaller sites, even with 100 visitors through seemed busy as several were residential properties not exactly suited for that many guests. Rounding out this year’s tour were the Act Arts Studio (the former Rednersville United Church), the Ameliasburgh Town Hall built by Elijah Sprague in 1874, the barn at Mill Creek — a former grist mill, the former Baxter Canning Company cafeteria, which now serves as the Bloomfield Centre For Creativity; the Grange of Prince Edward Winery, the Hogg and Lytle feed mill in


Choral Anthems Elizabeth McDonald throughSoprano the Ages Celebrating 100 years of the Church on Main Street Featuring

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of visitors through their door Saturday, while it appears a great number of people were also fascinated by the Glenora fisheries station (at right) . (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Wellington, home of two studios and Rotary’s bottle recycling program, and the John DeMille house in Demorestville. It is considered one of the county’s oldest remaining homes, the Maple Heritage Rest House, which is now part of Sandbanks Provincial Park, and Milford’s Mt. Tabor Playhouse, formerly a Wesleyan Methodist Church. Lyons said the event was a partnership between the museums and the County’s community development department, which is working on marketing local history as an economic driver. She added the inclusion of local artists to paint themed doors for all the sites for auction also created interest and even a rare storyline as a member of the Bond family

who once lived at Macaulay House managed to win the door depicting it. Another boon for the relaunch of Doors Open, Lyons said, was the help of Doors Open Ontario, which featured the local exhibit prominently on its web site. Lyons said she believes the County will continue its involvement in the Doors Open program next year. “With the response we’ve had, we believe we can build upon this successful start,” she said, adding new sites will be featured next year. “The theory is to feature a different 11 or 12 properties each year to show off a new taste of local history to the public. There is a multitude of heritage sites here to be explored.”

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The Government of Canada has released a booklet on safe food handling for adults 60-plus. This is an excerpt from it. Food safety is important to everyone. However, as people age, it becomes harder for the immune system to ward off harmful bacteria. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes and kidney disease, can make fighting off infections even more difficult. While most people affected by foodborne illness can recover completely, serious longer-term health effects, including conditions such as kidney failure and anaemia, are more common in older adults. This is why it is extremely important for older adults to take extra precautions when it comes to food. To reduce the risk of foodborne illness, it is essential for older adults, and those who prepare food for older adults, to follow safe food-handling and cooking practices. The




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Seniors will gather for good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s, Seniors Luncheon Social. We’re holding meals May 22 in Milford and May 29 in Wellington. Wheel House and Occasions Catering is preparing homemade soup, breast of chicken in a mushroom cream sauce, rice, yellow beans, coleslaw, buns and butter, Marni’s fabulous coconut cream pie, coffee tea for $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-4767493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery to cut down on the clean up for our volunteers. If you can’t come to the hall for this meal it can be delivered to shut-in seniors who live in the area. If you wish to have a takeout meal please advise when you register. The price is the same for take out and eat in.


We need someone with a truck to help with the garbage at the Thrift Shop. If you like to talk to people maybe you’d be interested in working at the reception desk in the office or at a foot care clinic.

Volunteer drivers are also needed and this appeals to people with a few hours a week to give and who like to chat with seniors while driving them to local or farther away medical appointments. For more information, or to start the conversation, call 613-476-7493 to talk to one of our coordinators. To learn how much our volunteers like their work, watch a video on our website. This column covers just three opportunities. There are many other tasks you might be interested in. Call today.


Put on your walking shoes and join the Prince Edward Community Care walking program which takes place Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton and at C.M..L. Snider Elementary School and at the Wellington and District Community Centre in Wellington. Participants must register in advance. This is a great opportunity for seniors and others to walk in a safe environment. Call The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association at 613-4767493 to register or for more information.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

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and you want to prune for the desired shape as well. The rules for desirable pruning are simple. If you prune a flowering plant right after the blooms fade, you won’t risk cutting off future blooms. If you wait, you could be cutting off the future blooms. Lilacs are a prime example of a plant that sets buds for next year’s growth very soon after the current year’s

blooms fade. Spring blooming plants should never be pruned in the spring. Late summer blooming plants should not be pruned later than early to mid-spring. Non-blooming shrubs and trees can be pruned in the spring for shape and size. Remove all inward reaching branches and cut just above a node. A node is a bud, a branch or astem. Cut on a slight angle so water doesn’t pool in the cut. Fall is not the best time to prune because pruning sets up conditions for growth and you don’t want to stimulate growth which will just be nipped m off by the colder weather, setting up conditions for disease later on. Pruning in late summer is fine but allow the cut sufficient time to harden off before the fall chill sets in. Pruning after a freeze is also just fine. Sometimes you just need to do a major pruning job to rejuvenate a plant or get it down to a manageable size and you may have to sacrifice blooms to do so.

If you have a shrub that needs to be seriously brought under control, you may choose to remove up to 25 per cent of its growth during any one year. Lilacs, for instance can be totally rejuvenated in four years by removing one fourth of the canes each year right down to the ground. If you do that for four years you will have a plant with no growth older than four years. Keep your pruners clean and sharp. Bypass pruners and loppers are much better at making clean cuts than anvil pruners which crush plant material. Keep the blade part of the pruner next to the material you want to keep.

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Of the many questions we get as Master Gardeners, pruning seems to the most recurring and often the topic that we gardeners get the most confused about. This is a good time of year to review the practices of pruning. There are times when pruning simply must be done when you see the need regardless of the time of year or the stage of growth of the plant. Generally called the “4 Ds, these are the situations when one must pick up the secateurs or loppers and get at it right away. The first “D” stands for “dead”. If you see dead tissue – remove it when you see it. The second “D” is “diseased”. Take diseased tissue out right away so the disease does not spread. Destroy the diseased tissue but don’t put it in the compost. Most compost will not heat sufficiently to kill all diseases. The third “D” indicates a “dangerous” situation. A branch that is too low for a child to walk by without getting scratched, a limb that overhangs the neighbour’s driveway, a broken limb about to fall into the yard. Take those off right away. The fourth “D” is for “damaged”. Remove any damaged material when you see it. Damaged tissue sets the plant up for invasions of diseases and insects. There is a fifth “D” which stands for “desirable” and that is the pruning chore that is linked to time of year and time of bloom. When pruning for the desirable, you want to avoid cutting the buds away before they bloom

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

Dial M For Murder lets audience follow criminal mastermind at work Community theatre takes on 1951 melodramatic thriller AdAm BrAmBurger

Staff writer

The evil mastermind is revealed fairly early on the Mt. Tabor stage in the Prince Edward Community Theatre’s production of Dial M For Murder. The audience learns quite quickly that former tennis pro Tony Wendice (Pat Larkin) has both the motive and intelligence to scheme so that his wife Margot (Cheryl Singer) is out of the picture. The excitement in this 1951 Frederick Knott thriller, which was also made into a famous movie by Alfred Hitchcock, is in the depths Wendice will stoop to carry out his plan and ultimately what lengths he will go to in

his desperation to finish the job. “It’s not a whodunit, but it’s how he does it,” said director Lynn Fennell. “It's well written, it's wonderfully intricate and you have to follow it. It's quite demanding of an audience.” Essentially, Wendice lives in London with his wife, whom he admits to having married for money while he was still a somebody in the world of tennis. Now, with his career faded, he finds she just doesn’t quite love him as much as she did back then, nor is he too fond of her — aside from the cash. Wendice catches Margot exchanging letters with a television writer she met in uni-

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versity (Bryan Persaud) and he figures his time is running short to carry out a plot to keep the money before being left with nothing. Wendice astutely remembers a classmate of his own, Captain Lesgate, who had his own problems with the law and blackmails him to become a would-be hitman that would deal with his wife once and for all. That chum is played by Bill McMahon and he and Larkin put together some comedic melodrama as they match wits to see how their pasts had crossed previously and what each man wants out of a fresh acquaintance. McMahon explains the premise of the meeting well. “He's married, his wife has had an affair at some point and the boyfriend is in town,” he explained. “Tony needs some money. He figures one way to get it, if he murders her. Has an old friend at college who is a bit of a crook and he hires him to off the wife but it all goes wrong.” Somehow, Margot manages to foil the plot and it looks for a time like she is poised to stop her husband’s scheme dead in its tracks. That, however, is when the criminal mastermind goes to work with the circumstances that play out before him. “In the meantime the boyfriend gets involved in the game, he goes to the cops and they try to bring it all back around to Tony,” McMahon explained. Barrie Atkinson enters as the London police officer who investigates the whole mess, complete with some overdramatic lines of his own that his cast mates liken to those from any episode of Columbo. Still, they add some comedic irony. Fennell said the police officer is kept guessing about the crimes the audience is able to see unfold in front of it and that adds another bit of

Old AcquAintAnces Captain Lesgate (Bill McMahon) and Tony Wendice (Pat Larkin) explore a photograph from their past as they find themselves meeting to discuss a scheme of Wendice’s to kill his wife in Dial M For Murder.. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

intrigue about how the case will unfold and if justice is done in the end or if Wendice really is smart enough to fool everyone and enjoy the last laugh of the night.. That’s one question best left for the audience as they are given most of the clues pretty easily in this drama, which Fennell said is a departure from any of the plays the

company has done in its five seasons, many of which were more farcical in nature than this one. “It really does come to a wonderful climax,” Fennell said of the show. The veteran cast delivers good timing and believable narrative, even while dealing with British accents. Larkin, of course, is no stranger to



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playing the heavy as this appearance brings back memories of his role as the diabolical villain in the Marysburgh Mummers’ 2009 staging of the Canadian melodrama The Mumberly Inheritance by Warren Graves, and his conniving Leo Clark in last year’s Ludwig farce, Leading Ladies. Company newcomers Persaud and Jason Young add life to the drama as well. Off-stage, Fennell has the help of a handy crew, led by stage manager Jennifer Warr and sound and lighting director Kevin McGall. The show takes the Mt. Tabor stage May 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available in advance for $14 at the Gazette, Kelly’s, and SideStreet Gallery, or directly by contacting Fennell at or by phone at 613-476-5925 . Simultaneously with Dial M For Murder, the company is also offering a pair of Sunday one-act afternoon matinee shows back-to-back on May 5 and 12. Under the direction of Jennifer Goodman and Georgia Papanicolaou, the company will stage A Little Something For the Ducks and A Scent of Honeysuckle, both written by John Lenox Toddie at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the pair of shows and must be purchased at the door. Fennell said the shows carry a bit of a Mother’s Day theme.John McCarthy, Jean Armstrong, Wilma McCagg, Susan Mitchell, and Paulina McMahon will grace the stage in those shows. Through the run, Fennell said the company will also be promoting its season six subscription series at a special price, $30 for three shows.

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The Montrose Inn is a magnificent mansion, one of the best examples of “ante bellum” architecture in Ontario. Business includes B&B, Tea Room and Wedding Centre. 5.7 acres, 2 storey columned verandas overlooking the Bay of Quinte. 7 bedroom residence, over 5,000 sq. ft. graciously finished space, additional “Gentleman’s Area” in the basement, accessible attic. 6 fireplaces, 6 bathrooms, hardwood and marble floors, elegant formal dining room. 2400 sq. ft. guest annex rented as duplex, detached 3 car garage with loft, 1800’s drive shed. Zoned for a 5 room Inn and other uses. Expansion possibilities, development possibilities, lots of upside. Go to to see floor plans and more! $995,000 MLS 2125494

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252 COUNTY ROAD 28 Hillside scenic view - super 2 bedroom bungalow. Recent upgrades include: complete new septic system - tank - weeping bed in 2010 - new hi-eff propane furnace (2009) - roof 2012 - new submersible pump 2012 - extra insulation (attic) 2012 - newer windows. Municipal water to lot line. Excellent well report! $149,000 MLS 2131246 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900


WELLINGTON ON THE LAKE $164,000 Hillier I Model 2 bedroom home in adult lifestyle community of Wellington-on-theLake. Well designed home features centre hall plan with eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, full unfinished basement, master bedroom with ensuite & walk-in closet. Attached 1 car garage with outside entrance. Newer roof. Land Lease $346.86 monthly & common maintenance fee $144.52. Walk to golf course, pool, recreation, medical and dental centres. MLS 2131222

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LOOKING FOR A BUSINESS? WORK FOR YOURSELF. On the route for all County Tours. Pub/restaurant, living quarters, great location. Close to wineries, marina, on County Rd 8. Licensed for 140 people, double patio, dining rm, pub area. Lg living area upstairs, possible bed & breakfast. Perfect for the entrepreneur who is open to ideas. Could be small convenience store, would be great for caterer. MLS® 2130928



Located just outside of the hamlet of Hillier, this 1.47 acre building lot is perfect for your new home. Within minutes to Trenton, Wellington and North Beach Provincial Park, this is an ideal rural home site with a drilled well with good flow rate. Build your dream home here! $44,900 MLS 2132268 Call MARY JANE MILLS, Broker 613-476-5900 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE

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Enjoy all that nature has to offer with this picture perfect setting of farm fields, Waring's Creek and surrounding trees, all being only minutes to The Sandbanks and Picton. This Century farmhouse in West Lake sits well back from the road and offers a new kitchen with breakfast bar, a great family room and an attached screened-in porch with hot tub, perfectly suited to enjoy year round. Great well. Property includes 21 acres with 16 workable, large 1840s barn which is fully insulated, with cement floor and plumbing, heating and hydro all operational. Currently operating as Koopmans Auction Centre. Additional 16x20 insulated outbuilding with hydro, ideal for a small store or shop. Newly laid stone patio off of the family room makes entertaining a pleasure. Second level offers views of The Sand Dunes. $448,000 MLS 2132612

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The premium lot on Pirates Cove Lane, over looking breath taking South Bay. Dock, beach, raft great for swimming, launch your boat right there! Roast weenies and marshmellows in the fire pit. 39 st Mallard trailer with huge 38`x 8` Sunroom. Ye be warned don`t miss out on this one..... ARRR! $198,900. MLS 2123366 Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588

THE SETTING IS SPECTACULAR! Magnificent pines and white birch accent this 6 acre lot in the very desirable Black River area of the County. Add to this a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow with spacious and bright principal rooms and a floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the living area. A double car garage with a large workshop on the lower walk out level and a small horse barn nestled in the trees complete this perfect package. Offered at $339,900 MLS 2130382 Call CAROL BROUGH, Sales Rep 613-476-2100 or LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Enjoy 94 acres of cleared land and bush on a quiet country road overlooking wetlands. Approx. 60 acres is cleared with the remaining 34 acres hardwood/ softwood bush. Over 1500` of road frontage. $199,000 MLS 2132739 KEVIN GALE, Sales Rep cell 613-476-1874 H. 613-242-7295 C. QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE

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

BACKING ONTO MILLENIUM TRAIL Charming century home, tastefully decorated & recently upgraded. Offers three bedrooms, new 4-pce. bath, living, dining & family rooms situated on a large lot with municipal water. Features hardwood & pine floors & original tin ceilings. Priced to sell at $189,900. Call us today to view this lovely home. MLS 2132930 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE

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

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Before Start-up There are two very important steps to follow each year before starting your central air conditioner. (1) Power to the unit should be turned on at least 24 to 48 hours before use. (This allows the unit time to convert any liquid refrigerant back to a gaseous state). (2) The outside temperature should be a minimum of 17°C (65°F). This


is critical; starting your unit at a lower temperature can cause serious damage. Central air conditioning systems can provide years of satisfactory cooling with relatively little maintenance. However, a seasonal start-up check and periodic maintenance is commonly overlooked. Some things you can do, others need a professional.

For the Homeowner The amount of do-it-yourself maintenance a homeowner can do is limited. However, there are a few steps that can help the system operate trouble-free and minimize the potential for consequential damage. Ensuring adequate airflow is perhaps the most


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important homeowner responsibility. Following manufacturer instructions, homeowners can generally: • Clean or replace the furnace filter(s) regularly • Check the condensing unit (outside) for level, (frost may have moved it). Level unit if necessary • Keep leaves and other debris off the condensing unit • Keep the condensing coils clean by very carefully brushing and hosing them. Do not use a pressure washer. • Keep shrubs and other plant growth that might obstruct airflow at least 18 inches away from the condenser • Check the condensate drain for any sign of blockage or leakage. Water should be dripping from the end of this drain line when the unit is running. If no dripping is noted, check at the indoor unit for any signs of

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READY TO RETIRE?? Consecon St, Wellington. Brick bungalow on lg lot. Lots of room for avid gardner. Features 3 bedrooms, large country kitchen, recently updated, bright living room with built in wall unit, maple flooring throughout home, 5 pc bath on main level. 3 pc on lower level plus family rm, hobby rm, large utility room. Many upgrades and nothing left to do. Call for more details. Asking $279,900 MLS® 2132603



Professional Contractor Consult a qualified air conditioning technician. A well-trained professional can provide a thorough preseason maintenance evaluation as needed. Insufficiently trained service technicians forsake proper diagnostic procedures and often only perform stop-gap measures to keep a unit going. Such short-sightedness can have a drastic effect on other components leading to consequential failure of the entire system. At a minimum, a technician should: • Check that the system contains the correct amount of refrigerant. • Test for refrigerant leaks. • Check for and seal duct leakage. • Clean the blower components. • Measure airflow through the evap-


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A COUNTY TREASURE 1875 era heritage home on a quiet country road. This property featured in Settlers Dream sits on approx 22 ac of land with creeks going through property on both sides of road. Lots of character & history. Features 3 bedrms, formal living rm with woodburning fireplace, formal dining room, boasts historical Maddy Young murals on walls. Country kitchen totally upgraded and propane fireplace. Ornate front porch. Large barn with heated workshop. Call for more details. MLS 2132699

LAKEBREEZE COURT Executive stone/br home, lg lot, village of Wellington. Open concept family rm/ kitchen, eating area. Formal living rm/ dining rm. Main floor master bedroom, lg ensuite, walkin closet. Main floor laundry, door to double garage. 2 bedrms, 4 pc bath on 2nd level. Full unspoiled basement. Hardwood throughout home, air conditioning, gas furnace, walk to all amenities. Call to view. MLS 2131558

orator coil. • Verify the correct electric control sequence. • Inspect electric terminals; clean and tighten connections. • Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear. • Check the condensate system for backup or leakage. • Check operating temperatures and pressures. • Check the accuracy of the thermostat.

We are fortunate to have some well qualified licensed TSSA /HVAC contractors in our area. Call now for servicing. Wait too long and you may find service companies backed up on scheduling. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me.



SUNDAY, MAY 5TH 2-4PM NOTHING TO DO ON THIS ONE 108 Wallbridge Cres., Belleville. Immaculate 3+ bedroom home, renovated & decorated. Newer kitchen, new carpeting, hardwood flooring in living rm/dining rm, slate flooring in kitchen, 2 baths, air conditioning, gas furnace. Come & view. Asking $179,900 MLS® 2131416

SATURDAY, MAY 4TH 2-3:30PM 8 MONROE COURT Wellington on the Lake. Close to Belleville, Trenton & 401. Adult community, lots of amenities, rec centre, pool, library, banquet hall. 2 bedrms, one with ensuite, 4 pc bath, formal dining rm, bright living rm, eat in kitchen, attached 1 car garage. Treed backyard, private deck. Walk to beach & parks. Fees applicable. $114,900 MLS® 2123993

CONSECON ST, WELLINGTON Yesteryear charm. 3 bedroom 1 1/2 storey alum/sided home, lg treed lot, lots of original features. Lg country kitchen, oak cupboards, separate dining rm, bright living rm, main floor 3 pc bath & bedroom. Glassed in front porch, pine floors, fireplace. 2nd floor 2 bedrooms, 4 pc bath. Detached 2 car garage, great place for business or artist. MLS 2132041 Call to view you won’t be disappointed.

LISTEN TO THE WAVES LAPPING THE SHORE 9 Carla Court, Wellington. Quebcois log home. Open concept, cathedral ceilings, skylight, lots of windows. Both levels tastefully finished, lg decks off main & lower level, lower level w/o. A very special home for a unique buyer. MLS® 2126485 Call for more info.

NATURE LOVERS LOOKING FOR PRIVACY 8+ acres, view of Bay of Quinte. Elevated bung, lg bright living rm, eat in kitchen, patio doors to side deck. Receptive foyer leads to double garage and lg deck, pool & hot tub. Full finished basement, family rm, fireplace. Lg workshop. Perfect home for growing family. This home has it all! MLS® 2126106

ALWAYS WANTED TO BUILD THAT NEW HOME? Here is your chance. Close to Trenton, Wineries & 401. 1 Acre parcel of land just west of Hillier, drilled well with approx 12 gpm on property. Entrance permit available, hydro close to lot line. Asking $41,900 MLS® 2132411

BAY OF QUINTE WATERFRONT At the Telegraph Narrows. Hint Lane off County Rd 15, easy access from Hwy 401 & 49. Lg lot, drilled well, hydro, zoned residential use. Landscaping done, extensive decking at shore. Perfect retreat while waiting to build your dream home. Call for more details. MLS® 2120805

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

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

AREA OF GREAT FISHING & BOATING. Close to 401, Kingston & Napanee. Bay of Quinte Waterfront Telegraph Narrows. Lg treed nicely landscaped lot, drilled well, entrance & hydro are in. Ready to build your new home. Approx 90 ft shoreline. Set in the trees. MLS® 2120848 Call for more details.

CHASE RD HILLIER WARD. Close to Closson Chase Winery and Karlo Estate Winery. 25 acres of land, approx 12 acre workable. The rest is young bush and some marsh. Asking $119,900 MLS® 2120655


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Tammy Beaumont, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.242.3045

40 acre building lot. Call for details. $111,000 Tony Scott, Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.503-0046

Level, south facing, 2 acre waterview building lot located just 5 mins west of Wellington on beautiful Huyck`s Pt Rd. MLS 2130436 $150,000

Ron Norton, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900

12 Acres. Many birds and wildlife visit this partially cleared building lot, feeding on cherries and berries. Elevations provide views yet the property has so much privacy. The 36 x 34` heated garage is drywalled with windows and flooring. Drilled well, entrance and hydro service is already in place!! MLS 2131491 $169,999

Jim Wait, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Darlene Eldridge, Broker

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Great waterfront lot on beautiful East Lake just a few minutes walk to the Outlet Park with a great sand beach and campgrounds. MLS 2130188 $229,000

Veronica Norton, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900

WATERFRONT WITH BOATHOUSE Up-to-date year-round cottage, central heating, air conditioned, spectacular waterfront. Cozy & pretty, interior is cedar with large stone fireplace that can heat the entire home. Privately located at the end of a short road, you can relax here..on the deck, at the water`s edge or on your boat enjoying the Trent system. No work needed here!! MLS 2131323 $269,900

Donna Hawryluk, Sales Rep.

Direct 1-800-892-5690

Nick Hawryluk, Sales Rep.

Direct 613-922-6205


Beautiful home in Picton with balance of Tarion Warranty. Open concept eating area with hardwood flooring and patio doors to deck. Master bedroom with 3 piece ensuite. Main floor laundry leads to a separate studio space with its own private entry. MLS 2130219 $334,900

Jim Wait, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Darlene Eldridge, Broker

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900


COUNTY RD. 24 also with frontage on School House Road – 3 acres with drilled well, cleared & ready to build on. Picturesque, countryside view not far from Point Petre. Priced well below Municipal Assessment! $39,900 MLS 2131118

Colin Henden Sales, Rep. Christine Henden, Broker.


Waterview Lot. Overlooking Picton Bay. and minutes from Picton and Glenora Ferry, the slight land elevation provides fantastic views. Mature trees at the rear of the property offer the feeling of country living with amenities of town living. Municipal water and hydro to the lot. MLS 2132438. $125,000

Jim Wait, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Darlene Eldridge, Broker

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Don’t Be Stationery! Imagine a store with a wide gamut of materials: paper and office supplies, writing implements, greeting cards, glue, pencil cases and other fabulous offerings. This is the perfect retail location in trendy Bloomfield. Low maintenance, lots of storage and parking. MLS 2131326 $159,000

Jim Wait, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Darlene Eldridge, Broker

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

4 Bedrooms! Renovated 4 bedroom home has full baths on both levels. Generous living room, main floor laundry, kitchen/dining combo, & two bedrooms on main floor. Two outbuildings on 2.5 acres allow you to seize the opportunity for a home-based business. MLS 2131760 $184,900

Jim Wait, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Darlene Eldridge, Broker

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Tony Scott, Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.503-0046


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Bay of Quinte views from your master bedroom, kitchen, front room and deck. 3 bedroom bungalow with newer kitchen. Exclusive use of waterfront across the road. MLS 2127465 $279,000

Mary Jane Mills, Broker

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.921.0028

Beautiful custom-built 2 yr old family home, 2 ac lot on Salem Road, easy commute to Belleville, Picton & Trenton. Well maintained home, lovely front entrance landing & staircase to second floor, 2 piece bath and spacious front room and dining area with large windows and an abundance of natural light. MLS 2131698 $339,900

Mary Jane Mills, Broker

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.921.0028

Waterfront Building Lot New 130’ frontage on 2 Acres. MLS 2132134 $137,000

Herb Pliwischkies, Sales Rep Tel: 613.476.5399 Cell: 613.921.7441

Seventy-one acres of land on two road frontages on Big Island Road and Sprague Road. About 50 acres of tillable land and 30 acres of woods with a view of the Big Island marsh across the road from the property. MLS 2131710 $165,000

Marc Ouellette, Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.849.8864

Colleen Green, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.476.6553

Great starter or retirement home in Picton within walking distance of downtown. 3 bdrms and 1 bath all on one level. Full unfinished basement with the potential of a 4th bdrm and good sized recroom. New furnace to be installed. MLS 2131003 $185,000

Veronica Norton, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900

1500 sq.ft. log home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom. 2 car attached garage. On 1.6 plus acre lot. 200 amp electric service with 100 amp sub for garage. Minutes to Consecon & Wellers Bay, 25 minutes to air base in Trenton. MLS 2131790 $229,000

Ron Norton, Sales Rep.

5 acre building lot. New well, driveway. Ready for permit. Call for details. $74,000


A duplex in the heart of Prince Edward `The County`. 1 – 3 bedroom & 1 - 2 bedroom units, 15 minutes to Belleville or outlet beach 10 minutes to Picton & Wellington & a short walk to Huffs Winery & Schroedters Farm Market/restaurant. MLS 2132257

Ron Norton, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900

A great 4 yr. new quality Hickory built home in Wellington. Large eat in kitchen with centre island and sliding doors to south facing deck. 3 bdrm, 2 bath and just steps to tennis court, ball fields & Wellingtons Community Centre. MLS 2130091 $299,000

Veronica Norton, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900

CONSECON LAKE frontage. Southern exposure, lovely level lot – great for children! Four-season cottage, 2 finished levels, beautifully updated with hardwood floors, newer kitchen, lovely bathroom with laundry, spacious living/dining area with woodstove & walk-out to large deck. MLS 2132527 $349,900

Colin Henden Sales, Rep. Christine Henden, Broker.


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JOHN ST., PICTON. Large, wooded lot in established neighbourhood. Last lot available on Street – build your new home’ll feel like you are in the country but with all the in-town amenities. $98,500 MLS 2130774

Colin Henden Sales, Rep. Christine Henden, Broker.


Level Lot. Across the road from Lake Ontario, this vacant land takes advantage of the view without the high price tag of waterfront! You can build to suit your taste then get away from it all & relax on 53 South Marysburgh acres. Natural rear backdrop of cedars and some deciduous trees too. MLS 2130962 $149,000

Jim Wait, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Darlene Eldridge, Broker

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

BLOOMFIELD. Charming single storey home situated on a large lot on the way to Sandbanks. Features 10 ft. ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 4-pce bath, large eat-in kitchen, back deck & covered front verandah. Priced to sell! MLS 2131897 $169,000

Colin Henden Sales, Rep. Christine Henden, Broker.



233 UPPER LAKE STREET First Time Buyers. This home is perfect for a family wanting to live in the country but still be in Picton. Features three generous bedrooms, eat-in kitchen/dining room, large living room, a full bath and another 2-pc, mudroom and main floor laundry too! Attached single garage and loads of parking. MLS 2132104 $219,000

Jim Wait, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

Darlene Eldridge, Broker

Tel: 613.848.6433 Office: 613.476.5900

COUNTRY BUNGALOW on 2.5 acres with a pond! Immaculate condition with lots of updates, easy-to-maintain, 2 levels of finished living space with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths, even a hot tub on the lower level. 2 garages & detached storage bldg. MLS 2132039 $269,500

Colin Henden Sales, Rep. Christine Henden, Broker.


`Loyalist Model`. Another quality built Hilden Home on a quiet partly cleared 5 acre country lot in beautiful Prince Edward County. To be built. Located in area of other new homes. MLS 2131360 $324,900

Tony Scott, Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.503-0046

325’ WATERFRONT A wonderful old farmhouse with large family kitchen overlooking Adolphus Reach. Streams on both sides of property, over 3 acres, lots of room to roam! Many upgrades & spacious barn it is perfect for retirement with a main floor bedroom with ensuite bath. On a well maintained year-round road close to Picton, this is a great place and must be seen! MLS 2125834 $350,000

Donna Hawryluk, Sales Rep. Direct 1-800-892-5690

Nick Hawryluk, Sales Rep. Direct 613-922-6205

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QUINTE LTD. BROKERAGE Stunning 3.7 Acre waterfront building lot on Lake Ontario. Build your dream home on this private lot located just 5 mins west of Wellington and 25 mins south of the 401. MLS 2130315 $350,000

Veronica Norton, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900

`Kirkwood Model`. Another quality built Hilden Home on a quiet partly cleared 5 acre country lot in beautiful Prince Edward County. To be built. Located in an area of other new homes. MLS 2131372 $379,900

Tony Scott, Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.503-0046

`Cambridge Model`. Another quality built Hilden Home on a quiet partly cleared 40 acre lot on a quiet country lot in beautiful Prince Edward County. To be built. Located in area of other new homes. MLS 2131364 $459,900

Tony Scott, Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.503-0046

Great Hobby or Horse Farm just minutes from Picton. Includes 6+ acres on the north side of the road and 43 acres on the south side. Century home completely redone from windows to hardwood floors. MLS 2130427 $615,000

Ron Norton, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.399.5900


Picton Bay Waterfront Condo Rare offering includes 40’ owned boat slip. MLS 2130900 $359,000

Herb Pliwischkies, Sales Rep Tel: 613.476.5399 Cell: 613.921.7441


Long Point Privacy 187’ of Premium Waterfront Well Maintained Home. MLS 2131379 $439,000

Herb Pliwischkies, Sales Rep Tel: 613.476.5399 Cell: 613.921.7441

STUNNING FAMILY HOME. Designed for family living with over 3,000 sf of beautifully-finished living space plus a full, high, partly-finished basement. Built with best-quality materials & ‘bells & whistles” on 3 acres just outside of Picton town limits. MLS 2126819 $475,000

Colin Henden Sales, Rep. Christine Henden, Broker.


5 year old 3 bedroom home, ensuite baths with every bedroom, vaulted ceilings in Great Room, custom kitchen with granite counters & quality stainless steel built-ins all designed for the lover of cooking & entertaining. Breakfast nook off kitchen has window seats beneath generous windows and the formal dining area are perfect for intimate dinners or lavish entertaining. MLS 2131606 $695,000

Marc Ouellette, Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.849.8864

Colleen Green, Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.476.6553


6 bedroom brick century farmhouse on 27 acres + outbuildings. A rare gem.

WELLINGTON WATERFRONT accessible to WestLake & Lake Ontario. All brick bungalow, finished on two levels (both with walk-outs) with 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Park-like grounds with above-ground pool. MLS 2132035 $359,000

MLS 2132452 $379,000

Colin Henden Sales, Rep. Christine Henden, Broker.

Kevin Gale, Sales Rep.

Res: 613.476.1874 Cell: 613.242.7295



150’ Waterfront on 5 Private Acres Lovely Home with Pool Close to Picton. MLS 2131796

Herb Pliwischkies, Sales Rep $439,000 Tel: 613.476.5399 Cell: 613.921.7441

MLS 2130639 $499,900

Mary Jane Mills, Broker

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

3 bedroom waterfront home on the Bay of Quinte., 80` clean, level shoreline. $459,000 MLS 2131505

Kevin Gale, Sales Rep.

1.5 yr old award winning custom built home, professionally designed & decorated. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.

Res: 613.476.1874 Cell: 613.242.7295


Herb Pliwischkies, Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.921.0028

Completely updated bungalow with panoramic views of Waupoos Island, Smiths Bay & Lake Ontario. Features a loft and rooftop patio. Custom kitchen cabinets, and custom made 2 sided fireplace. MLS 2131020 $1,050,000 Marc Ouellette, Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.849.8864

Colleen Green, Sales Rep.

Northport Pristine Waterfront Immaculate Newer Viceroy with Privacy on 109’ lot. MLS 2131470 $599,000

Tel: 613.476.5399 Cell: 613.921.7441


MLS 2131893 $1,799,000

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.476.6553

Waupoos Waterfront with over 3 0 0 0 ’ shoreline on 140+acres Severances Possible.

Herb Pliwischkies, Sales Rep Tel: 613.476.5399 Cell: 613.921.7441

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115 THIRD CONCESSION RD Great starter or retirement property. Peaceful country setting with water view of the bay from sunroom and deck. Open concept living area. Furnace, shingles, some windows, flooring and interior paint updated. Well pump and pressure tank recently replaced. Remodeled kitchen. Asking $154,900. (L14) MLS 13601369

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$299,000 This Victorian board & batten home was built approximately 22 years ago with R40 roof, R20 walls, 2X6 construction and oversized septic. Located on partly wooded 1.67 acres this home is centrally located to Picton & Belleville. Numerous features in this lovely home plus the garage has a loft and additional carport. MLS® 2130269


$399,000 Situated on 1.8 acres, this fabulous waterview home boasts 3500 square feet of living area; 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and lower level walkout. Pastoral countryside near vineyards and just a 15 - 20 minute drive to Picton. Beauty abounds and surrounds this beautiful home and is waiting for you to come home to enjoy. MLS 2131019


$629,000 Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, brick and vinyl bungalow on West Lake close to Wellington. Park like setting with 385 ft of waterfront. Built approximately 25 years ago has 2 fireplaces - one gas, one wood, partial basement with walk-out and attached double garage. Approx 2 acres with irrigation system. MLS® 2124799

Elizabeth Crombie Sales Representative 104 Main Street, Picton

613.476.2700 or toll free

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$299,000 A place to hang your heart! This charming 1880 century brick home on 4.4 acres is waiting for new owners. Beautiful pine floors, elegant double doors to welcome you, formal living and dining rooms, original fireplace are just a few of her features. Lots of space outside as well with 2.5 garage plus 19'x31' heated workshop. MLS® 2130274

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$349,900 Great central location between Picton and Bloomfield this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has a main floor office if you are looking to work from home. New drilled well & high efficiency gas furnace. Open concept with large island in kitchen & large dining room and living area. Double detached garage and huge back yard opens up to lovely pastoral views. MLS® 2130702



$499,000 Big renovated country farm house on 2 acres on West Lake. Large rooms, airy and bright, main floor master bedroom with back stairway and office area. Inground pool, hot tub and outdoor patio area. Exceptional views in a natural setting. An enchanting style all its own. MLS®2130549


$585,000 Looking for a location for home business ? This one has it all! Located on 30 acres, this huge 5 bedroom home has geothermal heating. Plus a separate 2 bedroom apartment, massive 2 car & RV garage and 2 offices on the lower level with washrooms. Inground heated pool and hot tub as well ! Hobby farm and vineyard potential. MLS®2123582



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



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Lovely 30 +- acres of land approximately 15 minutes from Picton and 10 minutes to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Property features mature woods and open areas, dug well tested at 11 gpm. Lots of potential and lots of privacy. $79,500 MLS 2132693 Ann Cooper*


THE BEST “LiTTLE Big” HOuSE iN picTON! This one has it all! Ideally-located Picton gem in meticulous condition. Beautiful master suite plus two more bedrooms. Stunning chef’s kitchen opens to a main floor family room, then to a compact, carefully-designed garden. Separate den, two full baths and a handy mudroom to the side. Impeccably decorated and upgraded throughout. Perfect for couples, singles, families or downsizers! $299,000 MLS 2131430 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

WAupOOS BuiLdiNg LOT! Beautiful 5.2-acre building lot in Waupoos Wine Country, ready for your dream home! Rolling terrain and mature trees make this a very appealing site and there is already a well in place. Surrounded by significant properties, and just minutes from Picton! $88,000 MLS 2131827 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Elegant Town Hill living! Nestled in historic Picton within walking distance to all amenities, this exceptional condo unit has all the finishes and features you would ever need. With 1,675 square feet of living space on three floors, plus basement, arts and crafts-style inspired mouldings and staircase. Granite countertops throughout. Custom-designed kitchen complete with centre island breakfast bar. Engineered hardwood floors. Spacious master bedroom with a Juliet balcony and elegant ensuite bath. Ground floor home office or media room with courtyard access. Front balcony off kitchen and private covered balcony off living-room. Close to beaches, spa facilities, hospital, golf course, restaurants, specialty shops and more. $495,000 MLS 2130709 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

Lovely 60+ acre parcel of land approximately 15 minutes from Picton, 10 minutes to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Property features mature woods and open areas, pond, spring fed well and dug well tested at 11 gpm. Lots of potential and privacy. $149,500 MLS 2132687 Ann Cooper*


Welcome to this expansive County home with incomparable views of Adolphus Reach, a huge lot, and wonderful space for a family! Built approximately twenty years ago, it offers big spaces, a newer kitchen and family room addition, three main floor bedrooms and a huge lower level with an office, a recreation room and a fourth bedroom. A detached garage, two garden sheds and an above-ground pool complete this outstanding offering. Enjoy the wonderful water views from many of the windows, and just stroll down the street for the public access to the cove. This property is comprised of two separately-deeded lots and more than 2-acres. Whether used as a weekend retreat or as a full-time residence, 35 Prinyers Drive is a sun-filled, beautifully-maintained residence full of happy memories – and ready for more! $319,000 MLS 2131641 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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

iN THE HEArT OF TOWN! Beautifully-maintained Picton Victorian home with many upgrades and lots of space! Three bedrooms on second level plus fourth bedroom on main floor with 2-piece ensuite. Large family room addition opens to lovely south garden. Bright sunroom – perfect for summer evenings! Terrific in-town location just three blocks from the shops and services of Main Street. Main floor laundry, too! Upgrades include: main floor windows and front door in 2005, air conditioner in 2006, furnace in 2007, plumbing for second level bathroom in 2008, roof in 2010 (shed roof in 2011), paved driveway and deck in 2012. $325,000 MLS 2132496 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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

Waterfront retreat with outstanding views and sunsets. Well built home on a generous lot above the treed private waterfront setting below, offering a Muskoka feeling. Easy access to owned waterfront. This is a great location, close to Lake On the Mountain, vineyards and restaurants, marinas. New garage with an insulated bunkie, year round living or a wonderful getaway property. $328,000 MLS 2132240 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

Charming home on quiet side road, modern upgrades, conveniently located between Belleville & Picton. Ideal for a first time home buyer or growing family. Over 3 acres of land, 1 storey raised dwelling complete with finished walkout basement to private patio area. Comfortable interior features traits of countrychic throughout, apx 2,000sq ft of living space. Large windows fill the home with natural light on both levels, a great feature to have for daily living in a walkout basement! Upper floor features 3 bdrm with master that accommodates a king size bed, 4pc bath, large living room, open concept kitchen. Walkout basement features 4pc bath, optional 4th bedroom/office, laundry room, utility room, open concept recreational / family room with wet bar, pellet stove. Did we mention the walkout patio is hot tub ready?! Detached garden shed with lean too offers extra storage behind the home amongst beautiful green space, combination hardwood/softwood bush, fire pit area. You'll love this adorable gem! $231,900 MLS 2132880 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Century old farmhouse. Charming, charming, charming! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Ideal floor plan with maximum function, situated on 2 acres of country green space, swimming pool, beautifully landscaped, separate studio/guest house and another out building. Dry laid stone walls line the property on picturesque Morrison Point Road. - Don`t delay book your showing today!! $330,000 MLS 2131865 Rob Plomer*& Kate Vader*



ENcHANTiNg cOTTAgE rigHT OuT OF “MOTHEr gOOSE” Hurry! Charming three-bedroom post-and-beam (circa 1840) right on Milford Millpond. Rolling lawns and a big deck from which to enjoy the bucolic views! Big family kitchen, main floor master bedroom, plus two family bedrooms upstairs. Walk to the post office, the library or the bistro – or paddle your canoe on the pond! Being sold fully-furnished. Perfect as a holiday rental! $259,000 MLS 2131431 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*

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The luxury of privacy and 2.96 acres on the edge of Picton! Set on a knoll back from the road with wonderful views. The house boasts, newer windows, electrical, offering lots of light, new kitchen, refinished floors, propane fireplace, hot tub on the rear patio. 3 bdrm, 2 bath with single car attached garage. For the handyman, artist or person who collects there is a spacious insulated barn/building and a pole barn for storage. Lovely wooded area on one side and views over fields from the rear. A great place to start and raise a family or a place to relax and be close to all but still not give up that special place in retirement. $330,000 MLS 2127470 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

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SHOWS LIKE A MODEL HOME! Wanted: couples in search of a low-maintenance lifestyle, singles who need space for guests and hobbies or families looking for a private lower level retreat for teenagers. Wonderful, impeccable house minutes from Picton with geothermal heating, an eco-water system, a main floor family room, large deck, and lovely landscaping. Oversized single garage. Great sunroom adjacent to the master bedroom, too! Nothing at all to do – just move in! $369,000 MLS 2131688 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

BRING THE FAMILY! Handsome executive residence on the edge of Wellington and just steps from Lake Ontario! Come on in! Formal reception rooms, a chef’s kitchen, and a wonderful family room with fireplace. Master suite and two more bedrooms on second level, with a fourth bedroom in the lower level. Main floor laundry, double garage, large decks and beautiful garden. $479,000, MLS 2131642 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Rare find in a growing community! This 34 acre parcel of land, surrounded by luscious green space awaits you with frontage on Shannonville and Shannon Road! Zoned Marginal Agriculture (MA) this property offers flexibility to buyers of varying interests and ventures. Notable features include a diverse mix of hard/soft woodbushes, open space, rolling terrace and the hidden treasure of naturally aged snake fences, boulder fence dividers and snippets of split rail fencing surrounding the property. Great for building or hobby farm at first glance. Experience the land best by seeing first hand. $375,000 MLS 2127577 Rob Plomer*& Kate Vader*

Fantastic view of the `World Famous Sandbanks` on West Lake. 3 bedroom brick bungalow with vaulted ceilings, 2 gas fireplaces, open concept kitchen/family room and new 3 season sunroom. Energy efficient forced air gas boiler system, hot water on demand, new roof and newer windows. Walkout to deck with great views of West lake. Great for swimming, fishing, and boating. A double insulated garage/workshop as well. $499,000 MLS 2130654 Ann Cooper*


WELCOME HOME! Big, bright family house in downtown Picton seeks new owners. Four full bedroom suites, two sunporches, and lovely reception rooms. Main floor master walks out to large deck and beautiful gardens. Great potential for home office or studio in fourth bedroom with separate staircase. 4.5 baths! New gas furnace in 2012! $379,000 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


Meticulously-maintained waterfront home in one of the County's most in-demand communities! Spacious one-level living, plus guest suite, games room and family area in the walk-out lower level. Ideal for boaters and swimmers with clean water, retractable dock and stunning views of the Sand Dunes at Sandbanks Provincial Park! Updated mechanics, double garage and exquisite gardens. Huge deck for entertaining and for enjoying West Lake views. Move right in to this bright, impeccable, cheerful house! $529,000. MLS 2132615

Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Reinvent yourself here in this perfect live/work situation right on the edge of Picton! This 4+ acre parcel includes: a large heated 2-storey building, a 40’ x 60’ Quonset hut and a bright century farmhouse. The house has been upgraded and includes a newer kitchen, main floor laundry, main floor master and large 4-piece bath, huge reception rooms plus four bedrooms upstairs! Makes an ideal home-based business! $379,000 MLS 2132242 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

OPPORTUNITY ON GLENORA ROAD! One word: impeccable! Appealing Glenora Road home with waterfront on Picton Bay, two levels of accommodation, and a location on the edge of Picton! Large reception rooms, three bedrooms, and a cozy family room. Two full baths, single garage and great storage areas. Meticulouslymaintained landscaping features a waterside gazebo, extensive terraces and a rolling dock. A distinctive layout and a large deck off the reception rooms complete this outstanding offering! $539,000 MLS 2131689 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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

Perfect "lifestyle- opportunity in downtown Picton: appealing 3-bedroom home and turnkey variety store in ideal high-traffic location. Family-run for many years! Faces the LCBO and sits on route to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Comprehensive business currently offers Ontario Lottery, groceries, ice, dry-cleaning transfer, and excellent storage. Adjoining house is 1990 Guildcrest with excellent space and huge lower level with great potential. Terrific live/work opportunity! $649,000 MLS 2132758 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Fabulous private lot with a little cove within Prinyers Cove. A boaters paradise. Spacious backsplit house with lots of light and windows. House does need TLC or start over and build your dream home, as this property is deserving of the investment. $390,000 MLS 2132003 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

The perfect family retreat! Handsome updated 1877 farmhouse on 126 acres between Picton and Waupoos. Beautifully renovated and decorated and full of natural light! Three family bedrooms plus separate master area with views over the farmland. Magazine-quality kitchen and three full baths. Property is separately-deeded in two parcels. $679,000 MLS 2132140 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*



IT’S EASY BEING GREEN! Who said it’s not easy being Green? This landmark property is a perfect study in maximizing efficiency and minimizing maintenance costs – while enjoying 10 spectacular acres right on the Bay of Quinte! Featured on TV and in the press, this house offers beautiful spaces, unique details and a location just minutes from the 401. Weekend retreat? Full-time County residence? Don’t miss this responsibly-designed strikingly beautiful home! $695,000 MLS 2132009 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Ann Cooper Sales Representative

Gail Forcht Broker


Don’t be deceived by the Gothic Revival curb appeal… This hip rural retreat offers modern living with a respect for history. Along with large principal rooms and a spacious eat in kitchen and sitting area perfect for casual gatherings this home includes 2 large studio spaces great for added living or live/work options. A master with en suite is a rare find with homes of this era. The Southern exposure invites beautiful natural light and cool breezes off of Lake Ontario. Upon entering the home a sense of charm will be ignited as every room welcomes you with a relaxing and laid back atmosphere. Outside the home you are treated to 13 acres of beautiful green space including an established perennial garden offering enhanced summer outside living. A mixture of softwood/hardwood forest and trails lead you to areas filled with Sugarbush to be tapped for your private maple syrup source. A short leisurely walk leads you to North Beach Provincial Park and a winery. $432,000 MLS 2132536 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*

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Monica Klingenberg Peter Lynch Sales Representative

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Rob Plomer Sales Representative

Catherine Deluce Pres. & CEO Broker

Duane Russell Broker

Sarah Scott Sales Representative

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The grand dame of Main Street! -- impeccably restored and polished, and featured on "House and Garden- tours! Spectacular reception rooms with cherry floors, high ceilings, French doors and etched glass. State-of-the-art gourmet kitchen! Beautiful master suite plus separate guest spaces. Unforgettable carriage house for entertaining or for a studio. Absolutely nothing to do but move in! $695,000 MLS 2132740 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


HIGH DRAMA ON THE ADOLPHUS REACH! Completely inspiring! This waterfront executive home features dramatic spaces and volumes, an abundance of natural light, and a decidedly spa-centric feeling. 17-foot indoor hydropool and sauna are accessible from the Great Room or from the sybaritic master suite. Separate guest areas, library and office. Overscaled hallways and staircase – and a wall of glass overlooking the Adolphus Reach! Beautiful landscaping features graded walkways, terraces and decks, and charming seating areas from which to enjoy the views! $895,000 MLS 2131687 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Enjoy panoramic water-views from almost every room in this executive home in an estate setting. 9 ft ceilings in lower level with large second master bedroom and walkout to the patio. Main living area, bright and spacious rooms with walkouts to the cedar deck. Custom kitchen, Diamastone countertops, stainless steel appliances, soft-closing drawers, an abundance of storage. Perfect for entertaining, kitchen opens up to large dining room with wall of windows and 20 ft ceilings. Open-concept into living room with pot lighting throughout, new heat producing fireplace with glass door and built-in screens. Private suite and two spacious bedrooms for guests and family. Treed ravine leads to water`s edge or drive to protected cove below. Walking trails and room for a pool and tennis court. Home is beautifully landscaped with extensive gardens. Impeccable home in a desirable location, only minutes to Picton and ten minutes to the 401. $699,000 MLS 2130425 Gaill Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

Century home on 25 acres and over 500` of waterfront. Spacious home with 2 center hall plans and 8 bedrooms. This home has been a yoga retreat and offers finished space in the barn. Ideal for a B & B. Artist studio etc... Property has severance potential. Great out buildings and a Muskoka feel to the waters edge. Very private and close to Lake on the Mountain and Waupoos wineries and restaurants plus marinas. $995,000 MLS 2132289 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

A stunning custom gem on the shores of Lake Ontario! This meticulously-designed home features exemplary finishes and classic proportions, and takes full advantage of its extremely private setting at the end of a four-season road. Radiant in-floor heating, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and several walk-outs. Wraparound verandah and pergola. Optional main floor master plus three more bedrooms and office. Your ideal waterfront retreat in The County! $719,000 MLS 2132704 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

This elegant waterfront home sits on a 2.26 acre lot high on a knoll to capture the panoramic views of the Bay of Quinte. The sloping back yard with heated inground pool and board walk to the waters edge is an oasis for all nature enthusiasts. This open concept home has the gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, large great room with fireplace, separate dining room, stained Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout, vaulted ceilings, 9 foot ceilings throughout, large master bedroom with fireplace and walk out to private deck, professional landscaping, large screened in sun room with deck, 3.5 car garage with 4 doors, main floor laundry and only minutes from Trenton and Belleville. $999,900. MLS 2132025 Lori Slik*


28 beautiful waterfront acres on South Bay, with 779 feet of shoreline! Perfect family retreat features a handsome 10-year old cedar shake bungalow with 3 bedrooms, and a complementary 2-bedroom guesthouse. Beautiful views and panoramas. Remarkable privacy – but just minutes to Picton! Lovely master suite, screened porch and hot tub terrace. A paradise for boaters or birders! $1,050,000 MLS 2132068 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Waterfront with sandy shore, 5 Acres overlooking Waupoos Island. Impeccable 1830s Stone home with 2nd storey early addition plus more recent architecturally designed great room, master & lower rec-room - professionally designed. Yesteryear charm with completely updated & modern conveniences. Spacious Master bedroom with large windows & balcony overlooking tended dwarf apple trees & strawberries which reduces maintenance. Spa ensuite & generous walk-in closet. Integrity of original character is displayed with the deeply recessed window sills, wide baseboard, & tall ceilings. Centre hall plan. Care & attention to retain on the interior some of the original stone exterior. Luxury & modern touches with skylights, wrap around maintenance free deck, newer windows and a kitchen designed for entertaining. The luxury of generous space but easy to maintain. Breezeway & double attached garage. Pride of ownership is evident throughout. Dock at the shore. $729,000 MLS 2130347 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*

Beautifully built waterfront home situated on a mature treed professionally landscaped lot and situated on Rednersville Road minutes from Belleville or Trenton. This elegant 3500 square foot home features vaulted beam ceilings, two fireplaces, four bedrooms, spacious living room, large family room, huge eat in gourmet kitchen with all the amenities. The large windows allow for an abundance of natural light! The multi level decks allow for panoramic views of the Bay of Quinte or enjoy a quiet moment in the garden courtyard. Many extras that need to be seen! $869,000 MLS 2132286 Peter Lynch* & Lori Slik*

Custom built home for the current owners, was built with fine quality and design. The home was featured in Canadian Homes and Cottages magazine and exposed in the Toronto Star Homes section. It sits on a property of 2.66 acres with natural shore line, perennial gardens and spectacular views of the Bay. The house was designed to capture all possible natural light, with its open concept, vaulted ceilings and waterside wall of windows. No detail has been overlooked in this spectacular home, from the 4 car garage, cultured stone fireplace, Brazilian cherry hardwood, in floor heating, main floor study, sunny conservatory and over 3500 square feet of finished living space. The easy access to Belleville, Trenton, Picton and the 401 is ideally positioned for the executive market and for the all buyers seeking the finest in quality. $1,100,000 MLS 2131441 Lori Slik*

REINVENT YOURSELF HERE! Wonderful log house on 8 acres features a private master retreat and a sunken living room with striking stone fireplace. Spring-fed pond with your own sand beach! Two additional cabins for rental income and a large commercially-zoned building for your dreams to happen: yoga centre? Art school? Plant nursery? Views of the Adolphus Reach, too! $875,000 MLS 2131989 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

BAY OF QUINTE EXECUTIVE! Much-admired stone house on the Bay of Quinte with exceptional design and incomparable finishes. Architectdesigned and professionally decorated with exquisite attention to detail. Don’t miss the screened terrace over the water, the sybaritic main floor master suite, the home gym and in-house media room, and the yacht basin. Priced far below replacement value, this is an outstanding opportunity to own one of Prince Edward County’s most beautiful houses! $1,650,000 MLS 2132010 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*

LIVE/WORK OPPORTUNITY IN WELLINGTON! Handsome commercial property in the heart of Wellington! Established waterfront restaurant offers huge potential growth. Approved plans for 5 guest rooms on second level – or develop your own waterside home “over the store”. Additional building on the site provides additional revenue. Ideal siting on Loyalist Parkway, beside the marina, and close to the Community Center. Your own home and business in the heart of Wellington! $895,000 MLS 2132060 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

STONEWALL FARM Spectacular executive waterfront estate on 20 acres right on South Bay! 1,000 feet of waterfront includes pond, stone walls and terraces and beautifully-groomed shoreline. Stone-and-cedar 6,600 sq. ft. custom residence features 5 bedrooms, 8 baths, vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, wine cellar and geothermal heat and cooling. Densely-treed property features oak, maple and ash trees and an extremely private setting just 10 minutes from Picton! $2,100,000 EXCLUSIVE Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*

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Monica Klingenberg Peter Lynch Sales Representative

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Catherine Deluce Pres. & CEO Broker

Duane Russell Broker

Sarah Scott Sales Representative

Richard Stewart LLB Vise President Legal Counsel

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Lori Slik

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Thinking of buying a cottage or recreational property?

The idea of owning a cottage or recreational property is a dream for many Ontarians. Not only do recreational properties promise plenty of relaxation, enjoyment and quality time with family and friends, but they can be an appealing investment opportunity as well. Whether you are looking at purchasing a recreational property for rental purposes only, a combination of personal use and periodic rentals, or for long-term personal use, the due diligence process is very important. “Make sure you work with a local real estate specialist to ensure that you are up to speed on local zoning and building restrictions, municipal taxes and services, land boundaries and property management needs so that your time isn’t spent on costly issues and nagging maintenance concerns,” says Ron

Abraham, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association. When it comes to the nuts and bolts of the actual property it is critical to get a home inspection. Since recreational properties are often left vacant for several months of the year they tend to be susceptible to issues like frozen pipes, infestation, mould and vandalism. Abraham recommends that homebuyers start by looking at the general state of repair of the property as disrepair can indicate bigger problems. He offers homebuyers the following tips to sniff out potential problem areas when viewing a recreational property: • Signs of vermin: Check around the foundation and entryways for signs of infestation (droppings, nests, holes). • Roof and woodwork: Look for loose or missing shingles on the

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Once again the Picton Pirates have displayed their ability to meet adversity head on. That ability left them with a chance to win an Ontario title on home ice last night (after the Gazette’s press time). Since overcoming a 3–1 deficit in their Schmalz Cup quarter-final series against the Lakefield Chiefs, the team has proven time and again that it takes a lot to rattle them. The club's latest challenge came in the form of an Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) ruling regarding the outcome of Game 1 of the Pirates' Schmalz Cup final series against the Essex 73's. The 73's filed a protest with the OHA following Game 1, saying that Picton forward Evan Greer should have been ejected from the game following three or more stick infractions as per Hockey Canada rule 4.2 (e). The OHA upheld the protest and ruled that the result be removed and the game be restarted at the point the third stick infraction would have expired. Greer had added a goal and an assist in the contest after his third stick infraction. The series, which had been a 1–1 split, was now 1– 0 in favour of the 73's with Games 3 and 4 to be played in Essex. Pirates coach and general manager Ryan Woodward admitted the ruling gave the Pirates a little more fire as they hit the road. Picton picked up a 3–1 victory in Game 3 on Saturday, then took a blowout 6–3 win in Game 4 on Sunday to take a 2–1 advantage in the series. “Our guys handled (the ruling) as well as they could. They just wanted to use it as motivation and said they're going to go down there and focus on hockey,” Woodward said. “They did that and worked hard for two wins.” Woodward said the team is resilient and has relied on its leaders to help guide the young group. “You really have to lean on your leaders during these challenging times and the players all responded positively,” he said. “Nobody hung their heads. The guys were upset, but they thought they did a good job in the opening weekend and they

ClutCH goal Pirates forward Mitchell Smith celebrates his third period power-play goal during Game 3 of the Schmalz Cup final in Essex Saturday as teammate Ryan Sizer, left, also celebrates.. The goal gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead in the game, which was enough to hold off the 73’s attack and even the series. The Pirates had two tallies with the extra man that day, including captain Brandon Peever’s winner. (Photo courtesy of Heather Johns)

thought if they focused on the games they could have success.” The Pirates had an opportunity to get on the board early in Game 3, but Jack Davison was denied on a penalty shot by Essex goaltender Trevor Wheaton. The shots were even through the first period, but neither team was able to get on the board. The deadlock was broken just 1:08 into the second period when Greer found Cole Bolton who buried it to make it 1–0. The Pirates got a lot of chances following the goal, but were stymied by Wheaton. Brandon Peever made it 2–0 with a power-play marker from Ryan Sizer and Greer at 19:38. Essex cut into the Picton lead under a minute into the third with a goal from Jordan Ryan, but Mitchell Smith's power-play goal at 7:52 sealed the 3–1 win. Greer and Peever had the assists. “The guys put together a solid performance. It was as tight a game that we've played defensively. The guys played well away from the puck, won a lot of one-onone battles and we got great goaltending from Andrew Pearson,” Woodward said. Woodward said there are key moments in every game and after the early third-period Essex goal, the team was able to regroup with a timeout. He said the power play presented an opportunity

that the team made count with Smith's goal. “We have players that can make you pay on the power play and right now they're coming through and they're going to need to continue to make a difference,” he said. The Pirates followed up the crucial Game 3 win with sparkling performance in Game 4. Greer netted the go-ahead goal at 11:16 of the first and Eric Hayes added another at 18:49. Geoff Cleminson and Greer had the assists. The 73's responded with a Corey Beaulieu power-play marker at 5:42 of the second to make it 2–1. Greer scored a powerplay goal of his own at 10:48 to restore the two-goal lead and Smith connected with Davison and Levi George to make it 4–1 with less than two minutes to play in the period. Again Essex came out strong to start the third. Daniel Slipchuck found the back of the net at 7:54 of the third with his team on the power play. Bolton answered for Picton with a power-play goal five minutes later as the back-and-forth play continued. Beaulieu scored at 14:37 of the final frame to make it 5–3, but the 73's were unable to gain any ground. Smith added a goal with seconds remaining to make it 6–3. Greer recorded an assist on the tally.

Holding down tHe fort The Pirates played stingy defence in Game 4 Sunday to give the Pirates a series lead. Here, from left Brandon Peever, goaltender Andrew Pearson, and Steve Csanyi work together to stop Essex’s attack . (Photo courtesy of Heather Johns) Woodward said the team was able to be successful on the score sheet by keeping the game simple and working hard. “We're just focusing on putting a lot of pucks on net and getting to the dirty areas,” he said. Greer has been a huge factor in the series. Aside from the controversy surrounding Game 1, Greer tallied a combined seven points in Games 3 and 4. “Evan has been a lightening rod at both ends of the ice for us all season long,”

Woodward said. With much of the attention around Game 1 surrounding him, Greer had something to prove over the weekend, Woodward said. “He just wanted to go out there and prove a point and to throw the guys on his back and lead the charge,” he said. “A lot of guys followed his lead, we had terrific performances from the net out.” The remainder of Game 1 and Game 5 were played on Wednesday evening after the Gazette's press time. Coverage of both will appear in

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next week's issue. Prior to playing Game 5, the teams were to play the remainder of Game 1. The game was to be restarted with 19:47 remaining in the third period. The score was to be displayed as 2–1 in favour of Picton. Woodward said it was a unique situation. “It's something we've never had to deal with before, but we've had this mentality that we take it one shift at a time, one period at a time and we're going to do exactly that on Wednesday,” he said.

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on tArget PECI Panthers shortstop Kyle Gould demonstrated his range Friday by

throwing out a number of difficult base runners at first base. Watching Gould make this play is second baseman Phil Seguin. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Panthers put wins together early on PECI blanks Centennial, beats Moira in Melrose tournament AdAm BrAmBurger

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PECI baseball coach Matt Ronan described his team’s early success succinctly after a 2-0 start in Melrose last Friday. “Pitching wins ball games. Defence wins ball games. We had plenty of both today.” In an early morning match, the Panthers found themselves facing their traditional playoff foes the Centennial Chargers and it didn’t take long for the Panthers to get going. Josh Arnold reached base on an error to lead off the game and two batters later, Matt Gallo would score him with a triple. The Panthers couldn’t move their slugger home, but it turns out they wouldn’t need the run because he also brought his top game to the pitching mound. Gallo sat down the first three Chargers batters in succession and continued to pitch one-hit ball through five innings of a 4-0 shutout win. His final tally showed seven strikeouts and just three bases on balls. “Matt pitched a gem of a game and he ended up having two RBI too including the game-winning run. Matt is a strong leader on this team and we expect a lot from him. He endlessly delivers for us,” said Ronan. The Panthers got the rest of their offence that morning in the fourth inning. Kyle Gould started the inning reaching on an error, Gallo knocked him in with a double, then waited as Bob Wilson reached base on a walk. Two batters later, Ryan Forrester cashed them both in with a single. George Goddard came onto the mound to mop up

the game in relief, where he also managed to strikeout two Chargers and allowed just one hit himself. Facing Moira that afternoon, the Panthers had hoped to get an early jump like they did against Centennial, but it would take some time for them to get going. After Forrester shut down the Trojan side in the first, the Panthers looked to cause a bit of damage in the bottom half of the inning. Arnold and Gould both reached base with walks, though Arnold was thrown out trying to score. Wilson hit a liner to reach base before Goddard knocked an RBI single through the infield to score Gould. The Panthers loaded up the bases with Forrester taking a walk, but ultimately left three stranded. The second inning saw Moira challenge early as they manufactured a run and had a pair of players in scoring position when it was first baseman Goddard’s turn to add defensive flourish. He dove to catch a foul ball down the line, then reached over to tag his bag for a double play. Forrester managed to strike out the third Moira out to leave two stranded. Bob Wilson came on in relief for the third inning and after walking the first batter he faced, he delivered three consecutive strikeouts. That looked to be a turning point for the Panthers as they managed to put their first four batters on base in the bottom of the inning, but Arnold was thrown out after taking two small a lead on a short fly ball, then Gould, Gallo, and Wilson all found themselves stranded on base as the lower batters in the order failed to cash them. Ronan said he felt the lack

of performance might have been mental on behalf of the Panthers’ batters. “We need to go back and adjust and recognize it is onbase percentage that wins games more than a three-run homer at the high school level,” he said. “Guys have expectations of themselves. They were pressing with the bases loaded. We just need to put the ball in play and we’ll move those runners.” After Wilson pitched another inning without allowing a runner on base, the Panthers finally put some distance behind themselves in the bottom of the fourth. Pat McPherson walked to start the inning and Ronan instinctively brought in Jared Found to run. Pinch hitter Kevin Wilson also walked. Found courageously beat out a throw to home from left field for the winning run. WIlson would later score on a Riley McConnell base hit and, in turn, Arnold knocked him home for a three-run inning. Wilson shut dow n the Trojans in the fifth with a ground out and two strikeouts, allowing just one hit in three innings — though twice Gould bailed out the pitcher with throws showing his incredible range at shortstop to get outs at first — leading to curfew. Ronan was pleased the Panthers collectively allowed just four walks in the two games. He said the team would have to work on its strikeouts offensively, but all in all, the team showed promise to start the year. On Tuesday, the Panthers went to 3-0 by beating Centre Hastings 6-3 at home in Wellington. Andrew Dayton picked up the win on the mound, while McPherson grabbed the save in relief.

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1250 sq.ft. of Prime Commercial space for rent. Located in Wellington on Hwy 33 (high visibility). Currently setup for service garage with 2 bays plus office, washroom, storage room and parking. Space is zoned for many uses and can be modified as needed. 11ft and 8ft bay doors with separate office entrance. Electric 9000lbs hoist available. Rent and use negotiable. 613-399-5822, Prime PiCton office space for lease just off Main Street, 825 sq.ft (25'x33'). Parking in front. Two piece washrooms, two wet bar/utility sinks in office area, tiled floor, large storefront window and entranceway, track lighting, 10' high ceiling. $850-$1150 monthly. Email or 613399-5822 Prime PiCton office space for lease right on busy Main Street. 2200sqft of prime retail space. Large storefront window and entranceway. Separate office area and washroom. $1950-$2250 monthly. Email or 613-399-5822

Retail Space FOR LEASE

26-311 MAIN Retail Space (former KA Media) Avail July 1 Front only, 872 sq ft, $900/month, plus util. Front & back, 1,500 sq ft, $1,100/month, plus util.

27-311 MAIN Retail Space (former Engineer Office) 600 sq ft, $750/month, includes util. Avail May 1 Apply at our Office:

141 Main St, Picton

Please Call: 613-476-3275 First & Last & References

for rent

1 & 2 bedroom apartments, beautifully furnished close to downtown, $800 & $1000 mo. includes utilities, cable and internet, 613-3911441, 941-249-2425. 1 bedrm apartment,44 Main St. Picton. completely redone,$800 plus hydro, includes heat, water, garbage & laundry. Please contact Jeff at 1 bedroom furnished apartment, quiet, bright, renovated, suitable for mature individual or couple includes all utilities, 2km from Picton available June. 613-471-0497, 2 bedroom, sunroom, spacious, large backyard, $995 plus hydro. Parking included. 47 King Street 1 block to downtown. Non-smoking, first/last and references required. Contact Brian 613-240-5332 or

To place your Classified Ad Call 613-476-3201

for rent

2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2012-2013 models, natural gas heat, very economical utilities. Lawn cutting, snow removal & water included. Starting at $99,900 purchase or lease at $1095/mo. Raspberryfields, 100 Upper Lake Street, 55+years community 613-8851307 for details. 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath duplex. Hardwood through out, cover porch on front, garden doors to large deck on back. $950 plus utilities. Available June 1st. To view call 613-476-1587 after 5pm.


Main Street Apts: Bachelor, 2nd floor, avail June 2013 $500 plus 1 bed, 2nd floor, avail June 2013 $550 plus Macaulay Village: 4 bed house, available July 2013 $900 plus util. Trillium Grande (Belleville) 2 bed 2 bath luxury condo $2,200/mo plus util. Apply at our Office:

141 Main St, Picton

Please Call: 613-476-3275 First & Last & References

short term accomodations. Beautifully furnished 1 & 2 bedrm units, until May, one block away from downtown Picton, view at or call 613-391-1441. Waterfront 2 BEDROOM apartment, Glenora Ferry, utilities /laundry included, no pets/nonsmk, ideal for single person, $850 613-373-9368.

real estate for sale Reduced to $169,900.

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

emPloyment Wanted



613-476-6665 or 613-969-8602

a sPring day is the time to clean eavestroughs,flowerbeds cleaned, gardens rototilled, get yard work done, get rid of unwanted trash, trees trimmed, pruning and any other jobs. Half ton truck available. No job too small. For reasonable rates call Paul 613-393-5021. affordable maintenanCe: Interior/exterior painting, carpentry, decks. Bob, 613-476-4789


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

FREE Pickup


dog sitting in my home, personalized care for your dog while you're away. Large exercise yard. Call Karen 613-399-5682. do u need helP? Wadforth Property Maintenance is available for lawn cleaning or cutting, cleaning up brush and removal of any scrap that needs to be removed. ALSO small ditch work or work that needs use of small Kobota backhoe, dock repairs. Give us a call 613-476-7166 or 613-849-8581.


Foot Care


Saturday & Sunday May 4 & 5 • 2-4pm 78 Main St., Wellington

2 bed bungalow. Close to West Lake. Redecorated. Excellent View. For info call Gary Rorabeck Real Estate Broker 613-966-6750 gary.rorabeck@sympaticoca


mint and used postage stamps, covers, post cards, coins and paper money. Call Bob 613-967-2118. PatChWorK butterfly Humanitarian Group is starting to prepare for fundraising, starting May 19. Besides money we need a small cash box, 10 zipper pillow protectors, lots of flat sheets, used baseball equipment. For info call Shirley 613-476-4918.

Wanted to buy

WILL Buy Scrap Vehicles Metals and Appliances


613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117

emPloyment Wanted

ChaPPy's. We'll do almost anything! Moving, dump runs of brush, grass cutting. Garage and basement cleaning. Ph 613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117 or Jenny 613243-7204.

Time to Heel 613-391-5388

grass Cutting serving Prince Edward County, good rates, quality service, large & small jobs, using John Deere Zero turn mower. Call Paul for free estimate, 1-855-399-1100 tollfree. Fully insured. We show up! handyman for hire: affordable home repair and improvements. Carpentry, painting, drywall, decks, sheds, lawn maintenance and cleanup, or just about anything else you need done. Contact Frank at 613-476-8741 or email to indoor/outdoor Masonry, small jobs, concrete floors, repair work, fireplace/woodstove backings, pointing, basement repair work, professional masonry and brick cleaning, repair brick and block work. Small decks and small deck repairs. Call George 613393-2144 or 343-263-0027. Julie's Cleaning service has openings all day Monday & Tuesdays 613-848-0798. valley laWnCare. Attention home and cottage owners in the vicinity of East and West Lake. Reliable and courteous service always for your lawncare and property needs. Call 613-922-7138

Child Care

home based child care located in Milford on Athol bus route. Reasonable rates. Healthy meals. Call Nicole Walker, 613-961-9394


free Pre-ged training. The next two GED testing dates in Belleville are March 12 & 13 and June 4 & 5. Call PELC for more information about how we can help you prepare to write the GED. 613-476-1811

helP Wanted

2 labourers for yard work in Cherry Valley. Saturday 3pm-7pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. $15 hourly. Call 416-488-4334

County Holiday Homes, a vacation rental & property management agency in PEC, is now accepting applications for summer housekeeping. For more details, visit /Home/Jobs or call 613-476-5993.

full time optometric assistant /receptionist. Computer knowledge including word processing, previous experience or willingness to learn multiple skills, please send resume with hand written cover letter to Advertiser Box 830 c/o Picton Gazette, 267 Main St. Picton K0K 2T0. outerbanKs deli- NOW HIRING. All summer positions: You must have be hard working with an effervescent personality and a desire to learn; Ice-cream attendant, Delicatessen, Coffee Barista, Cash Service Representative and Managerial Positions. Please forward resume to river valley Poultry Farms Ltd. requires full-time staff. Candidates should have good communication and organizational skills, must be self-motivated and able to work as part of a team as well as independently, some mechanical skills would be an asset, competitive wage, benefit package and pension plan. Please forward resume by fax to 613-378-1646 or email to


has 4 openings for cashiers, maintenance and cook(s) positions available now. Suited for students.

Fax resume to 613-962-0095 or mail to PO Box 1444 Belleville, Ont. K8N 5J1

We are hiring!

If you are an oCP registered Pharmacy technician looking to work in a progressive independent pharmacy please send your resume to or fax 613-399-3060

We offer competitive salary, flexible benefits and opportunities for professional growth. The hours are great, the team is friendly and you will work to your full scope of practice.

lost & found

• Lady’s prescription glasses • Bluetooth headpiece • Blue frame glasses • Small purse - owl design

To claim come to

267 Main St. Picton

The Picton Gazette


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013


Summer Position

We thank all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


ATTENTION Veterans, Spouses, Dependants of Veterans The Provincial Service Officer Patricia Royle will be visiting Br #78 Legion Picton the week of May 13th, 2013. Anyone wishing to talk with her please call Mike Slatter at 613-476-6071 or the Picton Legion at 613-476-3648 Leave your name and phone number so you can be contacted for the actual date & time. Thank You, BR #78 Legion Service Officer Mike Slatter

Cruise Night CanadianTire Parking Lot

Thurs. May 2 6pm - 8pm

Info: 613-476-1621 Laverne

HELP SAVE Ostrander Point. CCSAGE/APPEC Yard Sale, Saturday, May 11th. For pick up of your donations please call, 613-393-1985 KIDS OF STEEL 7TH ANNUAL Swim-Bike-Run Triathlon Sunday June 2. Ages 6-17yrs Sub-Midget ages 3-5yrs Register at VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for more information call 613-476-7776. PETER REA'S Rockin Variety Show. Wednesday, May 15th, 7pm at Wellington Town Hall. A fundraising concert for QEMA's summer program for children. Guests include The Reasonettes, The Reatones Band (Jake & Mike), Judy Fraser, Bud Gregory, Fraser Hardman, David Strachan, Terry Spilchen, Mark Davis & Doo Wop Rod Moise. Refreshments. Donations greatly appreciated.


THANKS & THANKS again for our wonderful hospital but 3 visit in ten days is too much for me. Thanks again to the the paramedics, thanks again and again to Dr. French and the ER staff. Thanks to Dr. Cleminson, Jack , 2 surgical nurses, Amy and Debbie in Day Surgery. Shirley Kay.

Tambo take-out snack bar is looking for a cook to rent the snack bar. It is well equipped for fast food. Very busy in summer season. Located on the way to the Sandbanks Park. Suited for couple or retired couple with skills in food safety procedures and cooking.


Be Your Own Boss Make Your Own Money!

Call 613-962-0095 or send resume to P.O. Box 1444, Belleville, ON K8N 5J1








Sunday, May 5


Serving 4pm - 7pm $10 per person

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

VENDORS WANTED 30th Art and Craft Sale Thursday August 1, 2013 9am-8pm Picton Fairgrounds, Main St. Picton Indoor & Outdoor spaces available Registrar: Paulina McMahon 613-394-9914



Ted Dainard Welding Farm & General Repair Restoration


BLACK MALE age 50 looking for female companion age 28-45. Call George, 647-607-4549 BLACK MALE age 40 looking for female companion age 25-40. Call Junior, 416-363-5472


Carrie and Michael Taylor of Belleville, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Paul Taylor, on Wednesday, April 10th, at Belleville General Hospital. He weighed in at 9 pounds, 7 ounces, and is a little brother for Gabrielle. Many thanks to Drs. Clarke and Grizwal in Belleville, and Dr. Scriven in Picton. Proud grandparents are Paul and Joyce Minaker of South Bay, Barry and Ruth Taylor of Belleville, Linda Taylor of Picton and Brenda and Eric Devendorf of Belleville. Great- grandparents are Floral Minaker, of Milford, Bruce and Nellie Switzer of Belleville, and Irene LaRue of Belleville.


BUSH, Art. In memory of a dear father and grandfather, who passed away April 30, 2008. Gone but never forgotten With love, Mark, Trish, Brittany and (his little buddy) Bryce.

Miller Rd and County Rd 10 Cell 613-920-0843 Home 613-476-3140

ROGER'S MOBILE WASH & DETAILING for all your washing needs, auto, boats, RVs, homes, decks, patios, heavy equpment and monument cleaning. Also store front and graffiti cleaning. Bug spraying available. Free estimates. Seniors discount. 613-962-8277 or cell 613-885-1908

Presented by

Prince Edward District Women’s Institute Proceeds to Community Projects

County Lady Celebrates Her 90th Birthday Joyce Maddern of Lake Street, Picton celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at the Waring House on Saturday, April 20th. Family travelled from Australia, England, USA, Toronto and Barrie, as well as many friends from the County. In attendance were 4 generations of the Maddern family. Her son Elliott, his partner Sue, her granddaughters Jennifer and Sarah and great granddaughter Hayley. Thank you to all who made the day so special.


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

Glenn Guernsey


To place your Classified Ad Call 613-476-3201


HAIGHT, Margaret. Always so good, unselfish and kind, Few on this earth her equal to find. Honourable and upright in all her ways, Loyal and true to the end of her days. You are not forgotten, dear Margaret. Your friends, Scott, Janet, Mallory and Lee. HEENAN, In loving memory of my beloved husband Mike of 64 years who passed away one year ago (April 16, 1924-May 8, 2012); My two sons James, Nov. 18,1955Oct. 1, 2003 and Robert, Oct 1, 1961-Jan 16, 2012; My daugther Barbara Martel, Oct 6, 1950-April 9, 1993. God saw you getting tired And a cure was not meant to be So He put his arms around you And whispered "come with me" With tearful eyes we watched you As you passed away Although we loved you dearly We could not make you stay Your golden heart stopped beating Hardworking hands at rest God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best Loved and never forgotten. Loved by wife and mother Doreen and family. Sharon, Brian & Lisa, David & Deb, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Daffodils dance so deliberately along side mother nature's breeze So joyfully dressed in their yellow gowns and newborn leaves For every Daffodil I see along this path I have to tread, is a memory of you waiting up ahead.

Love, Ross Parks Phill, Mia & Anna Parker Lena Quilty & David Lock Janne, Amy, Abby, Ella, Ian & Owen Quilty Bob & Maija Quilty Mark, Christa, Hannah, Shelby & Lauren Smith

No matter how life changes, no matter what we do, A special place within our hearts is always kept for you. Missing, you, love you always Sue, Linda, Peter, Alex and Fran

WHALEN, Aaron Francis. In loving memory of Aaron September 21, 1979-May 7, 2011. How constantly we think of you, With hearts and eyes that fill, The love in life we had for you In death grows stronger still Let the winds of love blow softly And whispher for you to hear, We love and miss you sadly, As it dawns another year. Remembered and missed daily by Sheena, Dan, Brennan, and Aleena and the Whalen family.


Mika Ward

October 31, 1973 - April 30, 2012

My dearest Mika, your family and friends think of you every hour of each day. We miss that beautiful smile and your kind and gentle heart. Watch over us and protect us sweet angel, you will be loved and remembered forever.

Fay Hicks

All is not lost Though I may be. I'm safe up in the clouds, you see.


I may be gone, But not far away. I'll check in on you everyday.

Lovingly remembered by her husband, Don, daughter Andrea (Aaron), grandchildren, Madeline and Ben and mother Evelyn Middleton.

LIGHTFOOT, Robert Alan, who passed May 4,1977. Long ago are the days when We could hear your voice or Simply see your smile. Yet, with the passing years You have been apart of every moment, Still a father...forever a Dad. Missed by son Richard, daughter Carol and families.

SLAVEN, Harry Paul. In loving memory of a dear son, brother and uncle who passed away May 5, 1988. Loving memories we will never forget, Sadly missed along life's way, With silent thought and deep regret, We think of you every day, No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts he's always there. Always remembered by mom Shirley, brothers, Mike & Chris, sisters Flo, Martha & Jane and nieces and nephews.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF Donald Kenneth Alexander March 24, 1918-December 28, 2012 Please join the Alexander and Wilson families for a Memorial Reception to honour Don's life on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 24pm at the Wellington & District Community Centre, Rotary Room. A private family committal will take place prior to reception. Arrangements entrusted to the Ainsworth Funeral home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. 613-399-3177


September 15, 1949 - April 27, 2011

And though you're sad, And ill at ease, Please remember... I'm at peace.

In loving memory of our very dear friend, Margaret Haight, who passed away May 4, 2012. The Garden The warmth of sunshine holds the sky in it's blue embrace The moistened soil receives kisses of fresh raindrops on it's emerald face

In Memory of Hunter and Marilyn Robertson


Full-time summer position available, May 13th to August 30th, 9am - 4:30pm, M-F. Duties: reception, help with fundraising, programs and services. Apply no later than Monday, May 6th with cover letter and resume to





NOTICE TO CREDITORS and OTHERS IN THE ESTATE OF ALISON ISOBEL TURPIN, DECEASED All persons having claims against the Estate of Alison Isobel Turpin, late of the County of Prince Edward and Province of Ontario, who died on or about March 24th, 2013 are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before Monday, June 3rd, 2013, after which date the aforementioned Estate will be distributed by the undersigned having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED: 24 April 2013

MATHERS LAW OFFICE Shelagh M. Mathers Barrister and Solicitor Suite 4, 6 Talbot Street Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Solicitor for the Estate

Peacefully at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Saturday April 27th, 2013. Alison Biedermann of Mortimer Street, Picton, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of the late Jean-Jacques. Dear mother of Michel and his wife Lisa of New Hampshire and Alain and his wife Katja of Switzerland. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Niklas, Jana and Tim. Fondly remembered by her “nemesis” and cousin Peter Despres and his wife Marjorie. A celebration of Alison’s life will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main, Street, Picton, Ontario, on Friday May 3rd at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Library would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). Friends may visit with Alison’s family on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.. On-line donations and condolences at

Whattam Funeral Home


The Picton Gazette DEATH NOTICES







NOTICE OF UPCOMING HYDRANT FLUSHING Hydrant Flushing will be conducted throughout the County this Spring and Fall, as follows: SPRING 2013: • Picton: May 6-June 28 • Wellington: May 13-24

DAINARD, Kenneth Bruce

At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday April 28, 2013, Bruce Dainard, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Ellen (Clark, nee Lauder) and predeceased by his first wife Helen (nee Hall). Dear father of Larry (Penny) of Bloomfield, Jerry (Susan) of Bath and Ted (Lynda) of Picton. Dear grandfather of 8, great grandfather of 8, uncle of Bonnie and Tammy and brother of Irene Hogan, Freda Turgin, June (Nelson Cannon) and the late Mabel Richardson. Mr. Dainard rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571 Funeral Service was held in Picton United Church on Wednesday May 1 at 11 am. The Reverend Dr. Hal Wilson officiated. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please). The family received friends on Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm., evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. and Wednesday at the church from 10 am. until service time.

GENEREAUX, Ronald Dale

Unexpectedly passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at the PEC Memorial Hospital, Picton, Ronald Dale Genereaux of Wellington In his 61st year. Loving husband of Susan (nee Wilson). Caring father of Marisa (David) Bowden and Adrian. Proud grandfather of Crystal, Teagan and Spencer. Ron believed in the motto of “putting the needs of the child first” and he lived it through his work at P.E.C. CAS and his volunteer efforts with minor hockey and Big Brothers. Ronnie G loved golf and music and he will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. Friends may call at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Thursday, May 2nd from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 3rd at the Allisonville Elks Lodge #566 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception and light luncheon immediately following until 4:00 p.m. Memorial Donations to the War Amps, the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online donations and condolences at

NORMAN, Barbara Emma

At the Belleville General Hospital on Monday April 29, 2013, Barb Norman (nee Ackerman), at the age of 81. Beloved wife of Albert Norman and loved mother of Larry (Donna) and Ron (Debbie), all of Picton and Kevin (Tina) of Demorestville. Loved grandmother of Michael (Racheal), Paul (Amber), Chris (Ashley), Brian, Luke and Olivia and greatgrandmother of Isabel. Dear sister of Muriel Stollery, Hilda Moore, Betty Way, Patricia Derouchie and the late Eric, Walter, Gilbert, Jack, Perry and Donald. Mrs. Norman rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. 613-476-2450 Funeral Service was held in the Salvation Army Picton Community Church on Wednesday May 1 at 2:30 pm. Majors Dean and Margaret Locke officiated. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Picton Salvation Army would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please). The family received friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. at the funeral home and Wednesday from 1:30 pm. at the church.

RUGGLES, Betty Jean (nee Barker)

Peacefully at Hallowell House Nursing Home on Saturday April 27th, 2013. Betty Ruggles, fomerly of Northport, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Walter of Picton. Loved mother of Janice Ruggles-Bolton of Glenora and to her late husband Michael and of Heather and her husband Bernie Dillon of Spencerville. Dear sister of the late Donna Folkard. Loved by her granddaughter Erin. A memorial service will be held at Friendship United Church, Demorestville on Thursday May 2nd at 10:30 a.m. The Reverends Kirby Breithaupt and Jim Cullen to officiate. Interment to follow at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to Friendship United Church would be appreciated. (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday morning from 9:30 until service time. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. On-line donations and condolences at


Fall 2013: • Picton: September 2-27 • Wellington: October 7-18 • Carrying Place & Consecon: September 3-13 • Rossmore & Fenwood: September 16-27 Important! Hydrant Flushing may cause temporary discolouration to your water supply, but does not affect the safety or quality. The County is committed to providing a high quality water supply from treatment plans to customers’ taps. Detailed information is available on the County’s Website

The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward 332 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Telephone: 613-476-2148, Fax: 613-471-2051, E-mail:

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

Funeral Home

Garage/Yard/Sidewalk Sale Guide ST. PHILIP’S ACW


Saturday, May 4th St. Philip’s Church Hall Milford 10am - 1pm

No early birds - please


Bloomfield United Church

9am - 4pm Sat. May 4

We have one-of-a-kind crafts and collectibles. Why not come and take a browse!


Saturday, May 4

#301 Sandy Hook Rd. Toys, Household Items, Exercise Equipment, snd more.


Clothing & Accessory Boutique 50/50 Draw

Saturday, May 4 from 8am - 1pm 14 Empire Blvd. Wellington

(Highway 35 & Prince Edward Drive)



80 Main St., Picton Kathy’s Collections (corner of Catherine St.)

Saturday, May 4 9am - 1pm Antiques, Designer Jewellery, Clothes, Art, Household Goods

YARD SALE May 3 & 4

8am - 4pm

Rain or Shine

#1454 Fry Rd.

THE MOST INTERESTING GARAGE SALE IN THE COUNTY Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th at 9:30am 1609 Fish Lake Road in the Quonset Hut Early Birds will be ignored, we open at 9:30

If you are only going to one garage sale this year, this is the one! We open at 9:30am and will close when we pass out, or 2:30pm, whichever comes first. We are clearing out years of collections and have great stuff at pitiful prices. Here’s a sample: Collection of old globes (those round things we used before Google Maps), Vintage toys and paper theatres, assorted Scottie dog items, Vintage lamps, Original paintings, some unsigned, possibly the ‘lost masterpiece’ you’ve read about, Really cool furniture, Vintage kitchenware, dishes, Depression glass, Granite ware, Assorted kitchen machines, blender, Oster machine (mixer, blender, processor), fans, heaters, Vintage linens, Antique pickling crocks, books, movies and music, One year old Singer sewing machine in box with all accessories, Large weaver’s spool holder (antique), Woodworking tools and other mysterious ‘man stuff’, Antique four burner kerosene stove from the 1930s, Old doors, windows and lumber, Burls and other large pieces of trees we had to cut down, for making bowls on the lathe, Women’s clothing (sizes 14-18) positively no polyester, Hand-knitted sweaters, scarves, etc. (all natural fibres), More wool than you can shake a sheep at (sold by the bag), dozens of machine knitting cones 9super cheap), Enough clean, washed raw mohair to outfit a flock of discerning goats or spinners, Knitting books and magazines galore and much more. Many items bought at previous sales have ended up on Antiques Roadshow (okay, usually in the Feedback Booth as fun but worthless). Funeral processions have been known to stop at our place just to browse, Even incurable cheapskates insist on paying full price for our amazing stuff. Valet parking available, please see Rob.

DESERONTO YARD AND SIDEWALK SALE Date: May 4, 2013 Time: 8am - 4pm

Dozens of Yard and Sidewalk Sales throughout Deseronto. Sale location maps available at all sale locations and at


Week Long Sale May 5 - May 11 #1502 Cty Rd 8

YARD & POND SALE May 11th 8am - 1pm

2267 Cty Rd 10 Cherry Valley

Bad Art, Good Pond Fish, Assorted other Goodies


YARD SALE Friday, May 3 9am - 3pm Saturday, May 4 8am - 3pm

BBQ on Sat. 11am-2pm

#29 Elizabeth St.

*Fundraiser for Communication Device. Thank you for your support.


YARD SALE 2 Johnson St., Picton (across from Legion)

Saturday, May 4 8am - 12 noon Furniture, household items.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013


Consignment Sale 6:30pm Viewing 5:00pm 662 Cty. Rd. #12 3.5 kms southwest of Bloomfield at Koopmans Auction Centre Gibbard buffet & hutch with table & two leaves, hand carved ducks, Coke collectables, antique pine china hutch, brass bed, antique wash stands & dressers, numbered Nascar die cast cars, hand painted Russia foot stool, antique baby carriage, wicker fern stand, quantity of framed art work & pictures, occasional tables, outdoor furniture, dressers, antique reed bottom chairs, quantity of lamps, quilts and area rugs, antique rocking chair, collection of military badges, under counter microwave, antique glass & music boxes, David Brown Tractor Calendars, wake board, chrome wine rack, brass fireplace screen, Craftsman table saw, manual tire changer, heavy duty bench grinder, cement bird bath, power hand tools, power washer, portable mitre saw, small hand tools, large tool boxes, aluminium extension latter, plus many more items arriving daily. Also for Sale but not part of auction 2005 Coachman Chaparral Fifth wheel 27ft, 2000 Titanium 32 ft Always accepting good clean consignment for upcoming sales. We also conduct Estates and Commercial sales on site. For your entire auction needs, call Auctioneer: Gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732.


AT 9:30 A.M. AUCTION SALE - LGE QTY. OF HORSE TACK & FLOCK OF SHEEP DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Selling at 9:30 A.M. - Antique foot powered leather rivet punch, Antique leather cutting machine, western pony parade saddle/ breast plate, English riding saddle, 9 saddle stands, a number of pony & horse bridles, qty. of new horse & pony shoes & boxes of new horse shoe nails, 5 saddle pads, saddle blankets, 2 burlap horse blankets, wall hanging blanket rack, large number of leather & nylon halters, 3 collars, set of hames, set of harness, single set of pony driving harness, driving reins, assortment of buckles, snaps, decorator chrome, thread etc., a qty. of western & English clothing including clothes, cowboy boots, hats, belts, purses, jewelry & more. Qty. of horse shampoo, linaments, harness dressing polish, hoof polishes, show sheen & much more. Selling after the tack - Case 995 2WD tractor/ Frey Quicktach 830 loader & canopy (low reserve), bale spear, manure bucket, JD 1240 4 row corn planter with insecticide boxes. Lawn sweeper (new). Immediately after the horse tack auction will be the sale of an 80 head flock of sheep. There are texel ewes, texel cross dorper ewes, yearling dorper cross ewes, some with lambs at their side. A pen of 4 dorset ewes (2 purebred) sell due in June. A katadhin ram also sells. This is a good healthy flock of sheep. Consignments are being accepted for this sale. CONTACTS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033


AT 5:00 P.M. ANTIQUE AUCTION SALE DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Westinghouse washer & dryer (like new), Antique oak dining table/ 2 leaves, 6 chairs, sideboard & china cabinet, antique dining table/ 6 leaves, bowed front china cabinet, antique unique double sided china cabinet, kitchen table/ 2 leaves & 6 slat back chairs, 2 antique wicker chairs, slat back child’s chair, press back child’s rocker, 2 antique hall tables, antique 3 drawer sewing cabinet, double bed, dresser/mirror, hi boy chest & 2 night tables, coffee table, antique butter working box,/ drawer, rectangular butter bowl, butter prints, lanterns, antique 3 drawer dresser/beveled glass tilt mirror, large qty. of antique smalls including numerous pieces of old glass & china, tin toy dump truck, olD tin phone bank, partial set of Noritake dishes, Chalet vase, Hart & Lazier crock, Beswick vase, several Royal Doulton figurines, Ansonia gingerbread clock, antique hanging hall lamp, qty. of old enamel ware, old tins, wash board, numerous old framed prints, old kitchen ware, several old wooden stenciled boxes, old books, qty. of costume jewelry, old guitar & accordion, silver plate, old wrenches & many more interesting old artifacts from this old farmstead. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033


AT 11:00 AM AUCTION SALE - CHARLES HATFIELD (NOVA SCOTIA CRAFTSMAN) 4 FOLLwELL CRESCENT, BELLEVILLE, ONT. 2 blocks EAST of Tim Hortons on College Street East and turn NORTH onto Centre Street to Follwell Crescent. wOOD wORKING TOOLS including Rigid 10” “Professional” table saw with extensions, Craftsman 10” radial arm saw, Delta 12” band saw, Mastercraft 10” compound mitre saw with extensions and stand, Mastercraft portable air compressor, Ryobi bench top drill press, Mastercraft 6” bench grinder, POwER AND HAND TOOLS including biscuit cutter, planer, skil saw, router, belt sander, hammers, saws, dry wall tools, levels, squares, rechargable tools, air paint sprayer, hand and bar clamps, bench vises, chisels, central vac system, Husky storage cabinets, tool boxes, jigs, wooden multi drawer storage cabinet, builders hardware, shop vac, numerous other articles. ALL ITEMS IN LIKE NEw CONDITION TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OwNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 for photos


AUCTION SALE 4:30 P.M. Antiques, Modern Furniture, Paintings, Prints, Mirrors, Royal Doultons, Appliances, Crystal/Dishes, Tools Etc. Restored 1926 Model T Ford Touring Car Held Approx. 12 Miles west of Kingston, Odessa Fair (Exhibit Palace), From 401 (Exit 599) Cty. Rd. #6 South Through Lights on Left 7 Pce. Rosewood Hand Carved Dining Room Table and Chairs (carved by the Sand people of India); Grandfather Full Case Clock; Antique Howard Miller Wall Clock; 2 Antique Parlor Tables; China Cabinet; Wall Entertainment Unit with Glass Doors; 32” JVC T.V.; 3 Antique Upholstered Tuffed Back Arm Chairs; Walnut Tea Wagon; Early Walnut Arm Chair; New Leather 2 Pce. Chesterfield/Chair with Built-in Lazy Boys; 2 Matching Settee/Chesterfield Suites; Oval Oak Kitchen Extension Table/5 Matching Chairs; 5 Pce. Bedroom Suite; Double Brass Bed; Double Bed; Antique Chest of Drawers with Wooden Acorn Pulls; Antique Chest of drawers; Several Paintings/Prints/Mirrors Etc. (Blue Boy, Pint Lady, Print by Michael Dumas 24/240); Wooden Humidor, 2 Others; Silver Wine Cooler; Pr. Brass Horses; Royal Doulton Nestling Down Swans and Others; Inuit Carving (Eagle, Bears, Polar Bear/Seal); Marble Candlesticks; Gone With The Wind Oil Lamp; Other Table Lamps; Floor Lamp; Crystal; China; Glass; Silver Dish; Platters; Everyday Dishes; Pots; Pans; Cooking Utensils; Quantity of C.D.’s; Apartment Size Freezer; Maytag H.D. Washer; 4 Pce. Luggage Set; Shark Vacuum (New); Full Electronic Tread Mill; Christmas Decorations; Mastercraft Table 10” Table Saw; Router/Table; Air Compressor; Stairwell Ladder; Tools of All Types; Lawn Furniture; Garden Tools; 4 Rims 18” to Fit Ford Edge S.E. 2011 New; Many More Items. SPECIAL INTEREST: 1926 Model T Ford Touring Car, fully restored, ready for show or drive (this summer), 4 new tires, new upholstery, new/top cover, etc. This vehicle will be offered at 6pm. Subject to very reasonable reserve bid (must be seen to be appreciated). AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is one of the most exceptional quality sales we have had from one home. Furniture nearly new. Only a partial listing. Please be on time, sale will take approx 21/2 hours. For listing and pictures All Verbal Announcements takes precedence over any written matter.

TERMS OF SALE: Cash/Interac/Cheques (with proper I.D.) AUCTIONEERS: DAVE A. SNIDER, (613-386-3039) BRAD SNIDER (613-386-3773)

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AT 10:30 AM AUCTION SALE - Property of Harold Van Slyke 1161 Highway 30, Hilton, Ontario Antiques, household items, shop and lawn equipment. Frigidaire fridge, Moffat range, maple desk, maple dinette with one leaf and 8 chairs (ex), hall table, Panasonic tv, 2 recliners and 1 swivel chair, sofa, coffee and end table, lamps, wall clock, mirror, 10 Ella Van Slyke original paintings, pine double bed, maple high-boy and chest of drawers, Singer sewing machine, bed table, Readers Digest 12” globe, Dirt Devil vacuum with rug head, Sharp upright vacuum, sewing baskets and tins, Huppe 5 piece bed set with matching cedar lined chest, several handmade afghans and quilts. Sadler teapot with cream and sugar, quantity of everyday dishes, 12 place Rogers Brothers 1881 Silver set, 8 piece stainless knife set, 12 place setting contemporary Noritake (Melissa). 10 cu. Ft. upright freezer, washer and dryer set, crocks, East Lake hall table, glider rocker, hall tables, oval oil lamp, love seat day bed, old books, croquet set, 2 antique rockers, game board, wicker rocker, antique letter scale (Hilton Post Office), brass milk scales. Tractor sun shade (new), numerous hand tools, log chain, ¾ sockets, new taps and dies, 2 antique adze, miscellaneous hand tools for wood, hand grindstone, sprayer (pack), shop vac, chimney brush, steel fence posts, 60 bales horse hay, water pump, table saw, 2 line trimmers, Simoniz power washer, Landmark snow blower 8/26, Radial arm saw, Lawn Boy power driven lawn mower, John Deere 216 21hp 48” cut riding mower with snow blower (excellent condition), Sears air compressor, numerous lawn and garden tools, wheel barrow, antique well pump and 2 man swede saw, approximately 2 cord firewood, electric hand tools, Beaver drill press, Cub Cadet wood chipper, 8 ft trailer, horse trailer (excellent condition and certified), composters. Approximately 70 cedar fence rails, clothes line and pulleys, woodworking and shop equipment. Numerous other items, all power tools and machines in good running order and well kept. Terms and Conditions: Cash or cheque (with ID). Owner and auctioneer not responsible for any loss or accident day of sale. Lunch available. Viewing at 9:30 am day of sale. JIM NELSON AUCTIONS Auctioneer - Jim Nelson 613-475-2728 Visit for pictures of sale items.

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AT 10:30 AM AUCTION SALE - LEwIS AND SHERRY wHYTE 397 BRONK ROAD, CORBYVILLE, ONT. 5 miles NORTH of Belleville on Highway #37 and turn EAST onto Harmony Road for 4 miles and turn South onto Bronk Road. 2004 Honda ES 350cc ATV with high rise rear seat- 600 kmslike new; Case 430 diesel tractor with front end loader – good running condition; Sterling 14 ft aluminum boat with boat trailer, Johnson 6 hp outboard motor, Walco 3 point hitch 5 ft rotary mower, King 6500 w portable generator, Craftsman 13.5 hp snow blower, 4’ x 12’ single axle utility trailer, paddle boat, trail type 20 gal estate sprayer, 3.5 hp power lawn mower, garden utility trailer, Husqvarna 50 chainsaw, vintage outboard motor, stacking tool chest, Craftex grinder, Savage Model 99 308 lever action rifle, hand tools, power tools, garden tools, aluminum extension ladder, chain blocks, quantity of brick, HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS – SELL AT 10:30 am- fruitwood finished dining room suite with table, 6 chairs and china cabinet; Bell upright piano, antique parlour suite, antique chest of drawers, antique oak cased regulator wall clock, vintage Marconi radio, antique walnut vanity, La-z-Boy chairs, 2 piece chesterfield suite, wicker planter, parlour tables, maple rocker, crocks, computer desk, kitchen chrome suite, Viking 13 cu ft freezer, dehumidifier, Danby bar fridge, Christmas decorations, wrought iron patio furniture, antique well pump, Kenmore bbq, 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


AT 9:00 A.M. ON SITE AUCTION SALE - THE ESTATE OF HETTIE BURLEY, R.R. # 1 ODESSA DIRECTIONS: Take Lennox & Addington Cty. Rd. # 2 east from Napanee to 6639 L & A Cty. Rd. # 2 (at Storms Corners). watch for signs. This old farmstead auction is loaded with antique furniture & interesting smalls etc. Gibbard walnut dining table, 6 chairs, china cabinet & sideboard, Antique painted Hoosier cupboard, pine pail benches, Antique maple curio cabinet/ glass on 3 sides, maple fold down secretary, antique tongue & groove wardrobe, antique jam cupboard, slant top desk, white tongue & groove jam cupboard, Findlay Meteor wood stove, East lake washstand, dresser/ mirror, oxen yoke, 50’s era china cabinet, oak library table, numerous small hall & plant tables, antique youth chair, wicker ferneries, photographer’s chair, slat back child’s rocker, antique dresser/ mirror & matching washstand, cane bottom ladder back chair, 2 dome top trunks, “D” end tables, chesterfield & chair, antique captain’s chair, milk stool, old wicker furniture, painted washstand, milk cans, magazine racks, butter box, painted 4 drawer pine chest, room screen , 2 steel beds, wooden bedstead, Victorian chair, Victorian wicker chair, cabinet sewing machine, spool bed, assorted chairs, washboards, jardiniers, cups & saucers, vases, cake plates, salts & peppers. A number of crocks Wallbridge & Clark Belleville, Hart Bros. & Lazier Picton C.W. (damaged), merchant crock, James R. Burns Toronto crock, Medalta crock, butter crocks, open mouth crocks, 2 dash churns, finger jug, Mary Gregory pitcher & glasses, Shelley cup & saucer, Fire King Jadite, McCoy milk pitcher, batter pitcher, Oriental tea set, Myott “Shrewsberry” pattern dishes, Eaton’s sealer, costume jewelry, gent’s & ladies’ pocket watches, Beswick cat, carnival glass pieces, pink depression fruit bowl, nappies, juice glasses, cream & sugar &butter dish. covered cheese dish, Aladdin lamp (electrified), miniature oil lamps, cast iron horse bank, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans pins, old local post cards, interesting old scrap books, silver plate biscuit jar, dress form, cook books, numerous old prints & frames, view masters & slides, child’s cup & bowl, Royal Doulton “Bunykins” cup & Astro Bunnykins “Rocketman”, RCMP collectible figurines & decanter, bulldog bank, wicker baskets, sewing notions & material, jars of old buttons, vintage clothing, a large qty. of old local advertising pieces, C.L. Lake, Odessa advertising calendar (1942), Sears catalogue, numerous retro juice & water glasses, everyday dishes, old agate ware, butter print & ladle, Big Ben alarm clocks, mixing bowls, Campbell’s Dairy, Peterboro milk bottle, oil bottle, old tins, collectibles & numerous other pieces from this old farmstead, far too many to list. Massey ferguson 165 diesel tractor/ Allied loader ( ex.condition, All new rubber). McKee 6+6 3pth snowblower, 3Pth 5 ft. flail mower, John Deere L110 42 inch cut riding lawn mower, John Deere 110 garden tractor with cultivator, plow, disc & 3 blade mower, tow behind garden sprayer/ 6 ft. boom, single axle hydraulic dump trailer, 3.5 H.P. push mower, Stihl weedeater, tow behind buzz saw/ Volvo engine, drag discs, 3PTH 2 furrow plough, 3pth 8 ft. cultivator, rough cut cherry & cedar lumber, garden tools, forks & shovels, qty. of bushel hampers & baskets). REAL ESTATE - 50 acre farm sells by auction. Located at 6639 Cty. Rd. 2, the intersection of Hwy. 2 & County Rd. 7 at Storms Corners east of Napanee. Centrally located between Kingston & Napanee. 5 bedroom farm house features kitchen, living room, 2 sunrooms, propane furnace & fireplace. 3 car garage, paved circular drive, large hip roof barn, 2 drivesheds. Property fronts on 2 roads with creek running through it. Approx. 20 acre woodlot of spruce, pine & cedar. 20+ acres of sandy loam workland. An ideal farm for the hobby farmer or market gardener. This farm has all kinds of untapped potential. Viewing by appointment. Phone Robert @ 613-352-7579 to arrange viewing. Offered for sale at 1:00 p.m. May 11. (Sells subject to owners’ approval). For a buyer’s package contact the auctioneers. NOTE: 2 AUCTIONEERS WILL BE SELLING SIMULTANEOUSLY AT THIS SALE. See my web site for detailed list & photos. CONTACTS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, MC, or Cheque/ID Lunch available Estate and/or auctioneers not responsible in case of accident


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

The Million Dollar Man brings story of faith to Picton this weekend Wrestler Dibiase says he found something better than fame Jason Parks

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When I was 10 years old, I loathed “The Million Dollar Man� Ted Dibiase. When I was 20 years old, I admired “The Million Dollar Man'� Ted Dibiase. The epiphany that professional wrestling is more entertainment than sport helped me arrive at the conclusion that the pumped up bully from my childhood that would try to buy championships belts, throw his 'wealth' around in menacing ways and laugh maniacally at everything was a master at his craft -a cerebral artist-, that could be appreciated for this performance post realization. The House of Blessing and Gilead Fellowship are bringing Dibiase to Prince Edward County but its not to slap his famous Million Dollar Dream chokehold on some unknown jobber. It's to talk about the price of sin can put on a marriage, a family, and your soul. Dibiase has gone from being the top heel in the wrestling game to a renowned speaker and evangelist that draws crowds of over 4,000 people. Speaking with the Gazette from his home in Clinton, Mississippi by phone Tuesday afternoon Dibiase explained how fame and the vices that come with being a superstar brought him tumbling down at the the height of his professional career. Originally a football player with an NCAA Scholarship at West Texas State University, Dibiase got married during his college days and eventually left school to become a professional wrestler like his late step father, Iron Mike Dibiase who died when his adopted son was just 15. It was during his 20s when Dibiase said “the ego started to take over� and his first marriage failed.

Pedal For Hope rides into county

This morning, the second annual Pedal For Hope Quinte bike tour will roll into Prince Edward County to raise awareness for cancer in children. The local stretch was slated to start at Massassauga-Rednersville Public School at 9:30 this morning, where OPP community services officer Anthony Mann would shave his head in support of those suffering from the disease. The tour was to hit Kente at 11:45 and C.M.L. Snider at 2:45 today. Tomorrow, it goes to Pinecrest Memorial at 9:30 a.m. Athol-South Marysburgh at noon, and St. Gregory Catholic at 1:45 p.m. Following the weekend, the tour will start at PECI and Queen Elizabeth with an 8:15 presentation, then finish with Sophiasburgh Central at 11:45 a.m. -Staff

redeemed Former professional wrestler Ted Dibiase will speak about his reconciliation with God and the changes in his life since making that decision in two appearances in the county this weekend. (

“I started to become consumed by things that consumed me for the next 20 years,� Dibiase said. In spite of the ups and downs in his personal life, Diastase’s professional career as a grappler took off like a rocket. After honing his abilities in small circuits in the southern United States and Japan, Dibiase landed on the World Wrestling Foundation (WWF) stage in 1987 and almost instantly became one of the top draws in the best wrestling company in the world. “I became the big star, travelling the world, first class flights, lear jets, limos, the whole nine yards,� Dibiase recalls. I appeared on the Tonight Show, there was a Million Dollar Man action figure, I appeared in video games, you name it.�

And Dibiase said he succumbed to that fame. “I had made a couple of attempts to reconcile with God but to no avail and then in March 1992, just after Wrestlemania 8, through God's perfect timing, I called home to check in with my wife and I was confronted with adultery.� “It's funny how we rationalize sin until it's revealed. And then you see it and yourself for what they truly are.I had been willing to put into jeopardy the love and devotion of a committed wife and the future stability of my own children to stroke my ego,� Dibiase said. As it almost always does, hitting rock bottom provided the wrestler a chance to redeem himself to his family and God. “That was the turning

point. I took a long hard long look at how selfish I'd been in spite of how much I had been blessed. I realized my career and fame wasn't as important as my family. I began to redirect my life on God first and then my family and when those things became priorities, my whole life changed,� he said. Dibiase began a spiritual journey and when he finally stepped out of the ring for good in 1999, he stepped into evangelism. The man who once offered $500 to a young boy to bounce a basketball 15 times in a row, only to cruelly kick it away at the last second and not pay him during a WWF worked promo became an ordained minister through his local church. “God keeps blowing doors open for me to go out and spread the good news,� Dibiase said. And now, the Million Dollar Man has become the Million Mile Man, flying all


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Much to the chagrin of local OHL fans, Alex Yuill and his Barrie Colts are through to the Ontario Major Junior A Hockey Championships. Yuill's Colts defeated the Belleville Bulls in the 2013 Eastern Conference finals in seven hard fought games, taking the finale Monday night 3-1 at the Yardmen Arena and claiming the Bobby Orr Trophy in the process. The series win means the Wellington product will move on to the J. Ross Robertson Cup finals against the London Knights in a seven game series that will start this weekend. For Yuill, the win was extra special as he accomplished the feat on ice that he played on during his years with the Quinte Red Devils AAA Organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's pretty awesome to win it at the Yardmen,â&#x20AC;? Yuill told the Gazette Tuesday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the first time I've ever won something this big and to do it in Belleville at a rink that I'm pretty familiar with was pretty special.â&#x20AC;? A number of county hockey fans put aside their Belleville Bulls bias this round and cheered on Prince Edward's only current OHL player. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's pretty cool to get cheered on in an opposing rink. I wasn't expecting to have so many fans in the stands but it was nice to hear them in Game 1 when I was introduced,â&#x20AC;? he added. With a pair of flagship organizations going headto-head with a birth to the Memorial Cup on the line,


the spotlight on the upcoming series will be intense. Yuill said the Colts are ready. â&#x20AC;&#x153;London has a lot of hype around them and they are one of the best teams year after year,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have a lot of skill up front and a solid defensive corps but we also have a lot skill as well and it's going to be an interesting match up.â&#x20AC;? The current playoff run is providing Yuill a shot in the arm as far as this season. In a limited role, the second-year blueliner managed six assists in 49 regular season games. However, injuries and suspensions to the Barrie lineup have allowed the puck moving defenceman a chance to shine in the post season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a tough year and your mind starts to drift toward thinking about the off-season, summer training and making a difference in 2013-2014 but then playoffs came and I started playing more and we keep winning and you want to keep that going,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We've got that taste of winning and we want more.â&#x20AC;?


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St. Mary Magdalene celebrates a century on Main Street Anglican church stages open house, concert Saturday, welcomes Bishop Sunday

In May 1913, the parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene Church moved with excitement and wonder from their sacred home to a new cavernous building. The Anglican congregation left the quaint church building which now houses the Macaulay Museum to take up residence in a lofty, new cement-stone structure on Main Street. This weekend, the present-day church community will be concluding a year of activities marking the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centennial anniversary. They are inviting the broader community to join with them in celebrating that milestone.

This Saturday, the church will open its doors between 2-4 p.m. for an open house in the church and the parish hall. Visitors can come to see the lovely stained-glass windows of the church, many which date back to 1913. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also have the opportunity to review colourful stories, photographs, and historical artifacts around the church, telling the story of those people who gave time and money to help furnish the church with items like the magnificent Casavant organ, the intricately carved wooden rood screen, the choir stalls, and the windows.

Also Saturday, the church will showcase its brilliant acoustics as it presents the Choral Anthems Through the Ages Concert at 7:30 p.m. The show is being presented as a gift from the church to the county, thus only a free will offering will be collected. The concert will feature church anthems sung by cathedral choirs of England over the past 100 years, presented by the Prince Edward County Ecumenical Choir under the direction of Michael Goodwin, the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choir director and organist. The choir will be joined by Ian Bevell, who is a master organist

from Kingston. The special activities will conclude with the anniversary service Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. which will be presided over by the Anglican Bishop of Ontario Michael Oulton. A birthday luncheon will follow in the parish hall. Yesterday, the parish started the celebration with a Victorian tea as the ladies of the church dressed up in period costumes to share tea, sandwiches, and baked goods. Displays depicting the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and history were also on display. -Contributed

Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day is a reminder to think about how much our moms have done for us throughout our lives. The value of motherhood is immeasurable. With Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day quickly approaching, the PECMH Foundation is providing a unique opportunity for individuals to honour mothers, grandmothers and other influential women through our Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day tribute program. In lieu of flowers and candy, we hope people consider giving a Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day gift with a donation to our Hospital Foundation to assist in the purchase of priority medical equipment. The government DOES NOT pay for new medical equipment. It has always been the responsibility of the community, through the Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraising efforts, to fund the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical equipment needs. The Foundation has always enjoyed the trust, support and generosity of the community. We recognize the spirit of giving and are most grateful. Continued support is paramount to the updating of medical equipment and building enhancements in our Hospital. Gifts can be made in honour or in loving memory. A recognition card will be sent to your loved one informing them of the gift in their honour. All donations are tax deductible and will be receipted promptly. Donation amount: Donor name: Address: Phone: E-mail:

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

New take-out restaurant brings Mexican flavour to downtown Picton Gringoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner brings extensive experience managing major chain eateries in Toronto to her new business venture Jason Parks

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Just in time for celebration of Cinco de Mayo (which commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862),

Gringo's on Main Street in Picton is offering fresh authentic Mexican cuisine. Paula Weir has 25 years in the food service industry, managing major chain restaurants such as Kelsey's, Quizno's and East Side Mario's in Toronto and

now she's decided the timing was right to bring a Mexican take out restaurant in Prince Edward County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was helping people run their restaurants so when I came to Prince Edward County, I decided it was time for me to have my

own restaurant. After surveying the local offerings, Weir decided the eats south of the border needed to be tried on the Island. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are a lot more health conscious these days and this food really is

PUBLIC MEETING: HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT Meeting Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:00 pm²9:00 pm Meeting Location: Macaulay Museum, 35 Church St., Picton In accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, a public meeting is being held to discuss the proposed Picton Main St. Heritage Conservation District Plan. The Plan is being considered for an area of Picton that includes properties fronting on, or near sections of:


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healthy. We offer corn tortillas and there's fresh vegetables in all our meals. We are buying local meats and local vegetables when they are in season,â&#x20AC;? Weir said. Given the amount of foot traffic and return customers, the Mexican offerings combined with the quick service seem to be a hit with the hungry citizenry On the menu currently is a 12' inch burrito combo, a 3 soft taco combo or a salad combo that come with guacamole, sour cream and salsa. "I've had a lot of people in this week that are return-

ing to Prince Edward County after spending the winter in the south and they are telling me the food here at Gringo's is as good as the Mexican food in Florida or South Carolina, so I take that as a good sign and they keep coming back,â&#x20AC;? she added. Gringo's is located at 66 Main Street next to Mark's Barbershop and is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. After the Victoria Day long weekend, Gringo's will be open on Sundays as well and orders can be made by calling 613-4711000.

A presentation of the Draft Plan will begin at 7 pm, followed by discussion and a question/answer period. Have your say: Anyone may attend public meetings and make verbal or written remarks either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Plan. Appeals: The Ontario Municipal Board may dismiss appeals (in part or in whole) put forward by a person or public body who has not made a verbal submission at a public meeting, or made a written submission to the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward, before the by-law adopting this plan is made. More information: The proposed Picton Main Street Heritage Conservation District Plan will be publicly available on May 15, 2013, online at; hard copies may be obtained by visiting the Edward Building, 2nd Floor Reception, 280 Main St., Picton from Monday-Friday, 8:30am²4:30pm. The Heritage Conservation District Study is also available online or in hard copy.

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Fully loaded Paula Weir fills up one of the tacos available at her new Gringoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurant for a customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lunch order recently. The restaurant is now open Tuesday through Saturday.. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

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Hatch belts out a song as his band sets the stage for blues singer Danny Marks as part of Picton Rotary’s 51st annual Osyerfest Saturday night.. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Playing the odds Sherry Martin and Richard Karlo get into the action at the blackjack table during Oysterfest, held at the Prince Edward Curling Club for the first time this year. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

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As the evening wore on, Rotarians continued to hustle to raise money as they collected bets for the horses at Rotary Downs and worked their casino booths, backed by the distinct voice of blues singer Danny Marks. A live auction, hosted once again by Manson and Lori Slik with the help of several Rotarians brought in big bids on items like a Guy Lafleur signed Montreal Canadiens sweater, an origi-

nal Aidan Haley painting, motorcycle jackets, and several prizes featuring county wines and culinary items. The silent auction also did quite well, though Jones said the club had not yet totalled the money raised from the evening. While all that entertainment occurred, a small group of Rotarians worked away at whittling down a big board featuring all the guests present that evening until Rosalie Starkey was the last one standing to win the $1,000

the Oysterfest as one of its major fundraisers alongside the cash calendar program and the annual memorial golf classic held each August.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I put this motion on the agenda to make sure the public are aware of the options available to the municipality to regulate group homes,â&#x20AC;? she said. The issue stemmed from an incident involving runaways from Bayfield Treatment Centre in Consecon which resulted in thousands worth of property damage and vandalism to homes in the area. A memo dated March 6 from manager of planning Jo-Anne Egan to the mayor and councillors says municipalities across Ontario approach group homes in various ways â&#x20AC;&#x201D; most through policies of their official plan and zoning bylaws. These include requirements like a minimum setbacks from other residences, minimum setbacks from other group homes, and limited number of facilities per 1,000 population. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's clear that any action taken through the planning act will not apply to existing group homes,â&#x20AC;? O'Brien said. Since the time council requested a report on the op-

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