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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

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County policing costs likely to rise under new formula

Mayor says OPP billing model best alternative Chad ibbotson

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HISTORY

County museums enjoy busy opening weekend page 9

HEALING

equine therapy centre makes difference for children page 22

Andree Casey and Patricia Weir check out some of vendor Marcelle Melis' jewelry at the Prince Edward County 2014 Spring Antique Show and Sale on Saturday morning. The event, which ran Saturday and Sunday, again brought hundreds of visitors to Picton and featured a wide array of antique furniture, toys, and jewelry. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

County calls for broad ban on neonicotinoids Municipality to request provincial, national moratoriums pending further studies on impact Chad ibbotson

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HURTING

PeCi track star sidelined, teammates step into limelight page 24

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Committee of the whole has approved a motion calling for a moratorium on neonicotinoid insecticides use. While the motion will still have to be approved by council at their May 27 regular meeting, councillors voted 9–6 in favour of the motion calling on both the provincial and federal governments to impose a moratorium on neonicotinoid use while further studies on their affect on bees and other pollinators are completed. The motion comes after council heard from a group of county residents calling themselves Bee Active earlier this year. A similar moratorium is already in place in Europe. The motion approved last Thursday says agriculture is the foundation of the municipality and the County is committed to policy decisions that promote the health of citizens

and the viability of the farming community. It says bee health is a serious issue

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for both beekeepers and farmers and says there is growing evidence neoni-

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cotinoid present a growing danger and play a role in the reduction of bee and butterfly populations. The motion says council supports Health Canada's requirements around the use of neonicotinoids — usually used on corn and soybean seed — and urges farmers to follow them and use the new seed lubricants available when planting seed treated with neonicotinoids. The motion also calls for farmers to use untreated seed wherever possible and calls for seed providers to make untreated seed readily available. Additionally, the motion calls for the county to show leadership by investing the use of the insecticides on municipal property and discontinuing their use by the end of 2014, and calls for the municipality to consider planting bee and butterfly friendly spaces on appropriate County property.

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S E C T I O N

A new Ontario Provincial Police billing model could bring higher policing costs to Prince Edward County, but Mayor Peter Mertens said it's better than the alternatives presented. The mayor provided a verbal update on proposed changes to the OPP billing model at last Thursday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting Mertens said even with the provincial election this year he believes the new billing model will be introduced Jan. 1, 2015. The Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) formed the OPP billing steering committee to address the disparity of OPP costs throughout the 324 municipalities which employ the service across the province. “In the province right now there are municipalities who pay less than $100 per household and there are municipalities that pay $800 per household,” Mertens said. “Ultimately, the province has a pot of money they want to make up as far as their budget, so they're looking for a fairer way to assign costs.” The committee has reviewed the proposed billing model and evaluated other alternatives since last fall. The executive summary of the committee's final report, released on April 10, says a 2012 auditor general report noted that the OPP billing for municipalities was complex and lacked transparency, as well as noting a large disparity between billing costs in different municipalities. The OPP responded by proposing a billing model that uses a base charge and a fee for calls for service. The report notes that the ratio between base costs and calls for service are currently at 60 per cent base and 40 per cent calls for service. The model determines base costs on a per-household basis.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Thompson sees more restrictions to come Mayor sees challenges in local force

BAN, from page 1

If approved, motion would be circulated to the prime minister, federal minister of agriculture, the federal health minister, Prince EdwardHastings MP Daryl Kramp, the Ontario premier, Ontario agriculture minister and the Prince Edward-Hastings MPP, as well as opposition leaders immediately after the provincial election. Councillor Alec Lunn was among those calling for the moratorium. “I just think it's very important that we really strengthen this,” he said. “…This isn't going to happen overnight. If we send a letter to the province they're not going to bring a moratorium tomorrow. They're going to think about it and realize we're taking this very seriously — and we need to.” He said Lunn has to make sure the province knows the municipality is serious about the issue and calling for a moratorium was one way to

accomplish that. He said farmers should be very careful with their use of chemicals. “It's only been 50 or 60 years since we started using any pesticides at all and for 15,000 years we've been farming,” Lunn said. “We have a cancer epidemic on our hands and we know it.” Mayor Peter Mertens echoed Lunn's sentiment with regard to the moratorium. “The upper levels of government don't listen to our government too often. This is a way for us to emphasize how important this issue is for us,” he said. Picton resident Lenny Epstein spoke on behalf of the Bee Active group on Thursday. “When you're not using those insecticides there's a number of creatures who won't be exposed to them, whether it's bees, butterflies, or our kids,” said Epstein. “If we have those safe spaces then those are safe spaces, and the fact of the matter is

we're using these chemicals where we don't need to right now.” While representatives of the municipality's agricultural community had asked council not to pursue a moratorium at this point, there were suggestions from the Bee Active group that farmers are willing to participate in discussions about the use of neonicotinoids. Agricultural advisory committee chair John Thompson said Health Canada requires farmers to use a specific seed lubricant when using neonicotinoid-treated seed that limits contaminated exhaust dust from planters. He said he envisions more restrictions on neonicotinoid use in the future and said a moratorium is unnecessary at this point. “No further restrictions can be implemented for this spring's planting,” he said. He said ongoing research and more complete data will result in a regulatory process and a resolution.

POLICING, from page 1

“The new proposed billing model shifts who would pay what, without addressing the root issue of increasing policing costs,” the executive summary says. “OPP billing cannot be separated from this reality. Although crime has been dropping over the past two decades, policing costs continue to rise at a rate that outpaces inflation and other municipal costs.” The steering committee report suggests long-term cost control is the top priority and says the OPP has to employ measures to increase efficiency in deployment and scheduling. The committee also called for greater transparency in billing and service in how costs are assessed and charged to communities. While the committee supported the OPP's work to better divide costs between base and

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calls for service, the report says the OPP has to further show the validity of the ratio. The report calls for the province to provide transition support and mitigation. “The transition to a new billing model should provide immediate relief to those communities who will receive decreases, in recognition of the fact that they have historically paid a higher proportion of costs,” the report says. “For those facing increases, a four-year, phase-in transition period should be used, at a minimum, to help these communities adjust to the new model.” Mertens said the committee looked at a lot of alternatives and recommended the lower 60 per cent base cost. He said ultimately each municipality is going to have to pay a base cost of between $350 and $400 per household, but calls for service costs will vary. “The difficulty for us is in reality over the last three years we've paid $380 per household and last year it was $412 per household,” he said. “What mitigated that for us (in the past) was under OMPF (Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund) there was a line for

police subsidy.” Mertens said the municipality currently receives approximately $1.3 million through OMPF to offset some of the $5.37 million cost of the OPP contract. He said indications are that money could be phased out over the next four years. “Worst case if we lose that $1.3 million, it's going to cost us $1.3 million more,” he said. “Based on what they're going to calculate in costs for calls for service and how that calculation will work, and base cost because our rate of assessment and what that number will be, that will determine what the actual bill is. Whether that mitigates that $1.3 million — we don't know. We don't because the calculations aren't complete” When councillor Janice Maynard asked if Prince Edward County provided a “dissenting voice” against the AMO committee's proposal, Mertens said no. “The model is going to happen and, for us, the alternatives to this were worse,” Mertens said. Mertens again reiterated that switching to a municipal police force rather than OPP would present more challenges and higher costs.

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County photographer captures gold Cynara Lewis shoots first-place entry in Ontario Technological Skills Competition Jason Parks

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All-candidates meeting Monday night

The Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce and the Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture will hold an all-candidates meeting Monday night at the Prince Edward Community Centre hall from 7-9 p.m. Incumbent Progressive Conservative MPP Todd Smith and fellow candidates Liberal Georgina Thompson, NDP Merrill Stewart, and Green Anita Payne have been invited to the event to discuss issues affecting their riding and to answer questions as arranged by their hosts. -Staff

leader with a lens PECI's Cynara Lewis was

a gold medal winner at the recent Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Kitchener-Waterloo and will represent her school and province at the upcoming Skills Canada National Competition in Mississauga. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

which drew Ontario's top young welders, woodworkers, graphic artists, etc. Together for a two-day skills challenge remains a mystery. Details of the grading and overall judging were not made available to contestants or teachers. To capture the gold medal, Lewis was tasked with taking photos of the event and creating a story through the eye of her camera lens. In part two of the skills competition, competitors were asked to use a single sheet of white paper and bring it to life in the still life portion of the event. “It was tricky because you have to get creative and think outside the box. Initially, I crumpled it up and was using my macro lens but then I figured everyone else would be doing the same thing. Lewis decided to switch it up and went outside the RIM Park in Waterloo to come up with a new idea. Using a red tin wall as a backdrop, Lewis photographed the piece of

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A young Prince Edward County photographer has clicked her way to the national stage. PECI's Cynara Lewis was a gold medalist at the 25th annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) in KitchenerWaterloo earlier this month and will move on to the Skills Canada National Competition June 4-7 in Mississauga. The senior student said she's alway been snapping pictures, even at a young age, but started to take the skill seriously after her instruction at the local secondary school. PECI educator Hillary Anne Clarke said it's wonderful to see a dedicated student such as Lewis have her skill development recognized. “She's really worked hard to hone her photographic eye and it's awesome that she's going to get a chance to compete with students from across Canada,” Clarke said. The shy and unassuming Lewis thanked Clarke for her unwavering faith in her photography skills. “She's really helped build my technical skills, all through Grade 10 and 11 she was encouraging me to enter competitions but I was a little intimidated,” Lewis told the Gazette. “Finally this year I said I'm going for it and look what's happened.” The competition was unlike the Quinte regional showdown earlier this spring as the OTSC brought out the best in the province. Lewis said walking into the competition was very stressful. One participant had a pair of cameras and enough professional lighting equipment to fill a hockey bag. “Just seeing what you are up against the first time, it's intimidating. I went into this competition not really knowing what to expect. We had eight hours to complete the assignments and that seemed like a lot of time but once you get going, the day just seems to fly by,” Lewis explained. As to where Lewis shone in the provincial event


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Bethesda Rd. residents call for repairs Deputee says his road was overlooked in plan for upgrades ChadIbbotson

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Residents of Bethesda Road became the latest group to join the chorus of county taxpayers calling for councillors to do more to fix crumbling rural roads. Bethesda Road resident Milt Dulmage asked councillors to commit to improving the road at last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting, but councillors could offer little support. Dulmage said he reviewed the list of roads set to receive upgrades both this year and next and said he was upset to find that none are in his ward of Sophiasburgh. He said Bethesda Road is in especially rough shape, adding that county staff have come to fix pot-

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holes on the road “more times than I can count.” Dulmage also criticized the municipality's use of asphalt cold patch for pothole repairs, saying the repairs are often done incorrectly, which forces staff to come back repeatedly for the same holes. “It must be placed in a dry hole and compacted somewhat to be level. If not it will dry out and when run over hours later by traffic it will fly out and require another application resulting in wasted time, effort, and taxpayer dollars,” Dulmage said. “Frankly, I'm frustrated and disappointed by the lack of proper road repair in my area.” He said he's driven some of the roads slated for repair and admitted they were “pretty bad.” “However, none are worse than the road I have lived on since 1978,” he said. Dulmage isn't alone in calling for more road repair. Council has heard deputations from groups and individual residents from across the county this term including some from Big Island, Consecon, and North Marysburgh. However, council has stuck to a roads management plan guided by the Public Works department. Engineering, development, and works commissioner Robert McAuley said the department decides which projects will receive work through an analysis of many factors. He said part of the decision is based on work that is already scheduled or may be scheduled in the area, the condition of the road, the function of the road — either as a collector or arterial road

— and costs. “Those things all come into play,” said McAuley. He said the starting point each year is to have the roads supervisors create a “wish list” based on their worst roads. “We start scoping it down from there. But we ask the people who are driving the roads every day to give us their roads,” he said. The municipality faces an enormous challenge in dealing with its roads. A roads needs study completed by the department last year pegged the cost of bringing all municipal roads up to a perfect rating at close to $566 million. “The difficulty we have, of course, is that just in categories one and two alone — the worst roads — are easily over $100 million,” said McAuley. “Trying to just attack some of that is a difficult thing to do.” McAuley said the department didn't have any trouble spending the additional $1 million council approved in the 2014 budget. “We've spread it around to some of the worst roads we have but also, in the same vein, we're trying to attack some of the roads in the higher classes that are deteriorating so they down become a Level 3 or 1 or 2 condition,” he said. McAuley said the list of roads projects for 2015 are, for the most part, projects that have been pushed back from previous years. He said there will be a reassessment of all the county's roads this summer and a forthcoming asset management plan will give council an idea of where dollars could be focused in the next five-year roads plan.

Congratulations to Picton’s own CENTURY 21 team on a job well done. Your continued dedication to the County’s residents and to those abroad is exceptional and beyond compare. Acknowledgments to Steven, Carol, Liz, Jason and Gary! Left: Carol Brough is presented with the prestigious Masters Ruby Award for outstanding achievement in 2013. Right: Liz Renolds, with Bill Rorabeck, Holding an award for Outstanding Achievement (2013), which was awarded to the Picton office.

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Last Wednesday, PECI registered 40 of its students for OneMatch, which helps find donor matches for stem cell and bone marrow transplants. PECI student Sarah Reddick had her own transplant 10.5 months ago to help her battle with leukemia. In June, Reddick can send a letter to her donor, whom she knows is an international male. According to teacher Greer Koutroulides, males 17-35 offer the highest success rate to be found a match for a transfer. Here, Reddick, left, helps Eric Jackson register. The school is hoping to make OneMatch registration an annual event. (Submitted photo)

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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Picton Gazette 90 years ago — 1924

n MP John Hobbs spoke critically of the budget in the House of Commons. He criticized the government for taking sales taxes off farm implements, but not canning machinery. He was also concerned that reduced tariffs on imported goods would make Canada a dumping ground for cheaper American goods, noting that at least under reciprocity in 1911, Canadians received some value for their money. n Magistrate Levi Williams decided there was enough evidence to send J.M. Jarvis and Charles Wallace to trial after the men were accused of conspiring to defraud several county residents out of money, including George Ostrander, who found himself bilked out of $9,812 on bad gas company stock sold by the men. n The Prince Edward Live Stock Co-operative Ltd. received provincial charter and set up operations at Picton. The company raised $14,000 through the sale of 560 shares at $25 each. The new company would market livestock, while buying and selling feed and equipment.

70 years ago — 1944

n Petty officer David Stanton of the British Merchant Marine visited his brothers Robert, of Picton, and William, of Mountainview. Stanton had been serving on the Mediterranean Sea and was reuniting with this brothers for the first time in over 15 years. n Canada’s Postmaster General decided to reduce the rates people would pay to send an airgraph message to those in the armed forces. The rate was reduced for people in the services from six cents to five cents and for civilians from 15 cents to 10 cents. He noted there had been a great improvement in the speed of the messages, which created economies that could be transferred to service users. n Frank DeLong was able to escape his burning home on the second concession in Ameliasburgh with his wife and his mother. A fire of unknown origin spread at about 11 p.m. Only a piano, a bench, and a few overcoats could be saved from the home during the blaze.

60 years ago — 1954

n The new Glenora-Adolphustown ferry was launched at the port of Erieau and was set to be christened The Loyalist. The sister ship of the Quinte, it was designed to carry 12 cars and 70 passengers per load. The descendants of United Empire Loyalist leader Maj. Peter Vanalstyne attended the ceremonies on Lake Erie. nBrigadier M.S. Dunn conducted annual inspections for the Royal Canadian School of Artillery and 127/128 Composite Ack-Ack Batteries in Picton.

20 years ago — 1994

n About 50 Prince Edward County residents joined Toronto’s Eleanor Mills and a group of other osteoporotic women as they walked through the community as part of a national event to fight their degenerative bone disease. In the county alone, the walk raised almost $1,000. n Community Care For Seniors honoured Beth Steeves with a lifetime membership for her volunteer service to the Meals on Wheels program and her more than 10 years on the board of directors.

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I am a bit of a traditionalist, even a bit reactionary when it comes to established routines, some would claim. I hate it when grocery stores change their shelf arrangement, and I have to search for my favourite brand of peanut butter. I am up most mornings at 4 a.m. to start my day, and in bed by 9 p.m. – every day with few exceptions. I have little use for the night life. So, what was I doing, with two other birders at the top of a hill at Picton’s Glenwood Cemetery in the darkness of night? I’m a birder, so I was listening for screech owls. We had no problem attracting the attention of three of the tiny eight-inch owls when we played a recording of their song. They responded nicely with their soft, tremulous whistle – certainly not a screeching sound by any stretch of the imagination. The responding screech owl filled a need as we were on a birdathon and it was our duty to find as many species as we could during a 24-hour period, to raise funds for the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory. Sponsorship of over $2,000 was riding on it. We are not advocates of luring birds in this way as it draws them off their nests to investigate what they perceive to be an intruder in their territory. It is reserved only for rare occasions such as this and we try not to abuse it. So, we left quietly, for a brief encounter with a distant barred owl at nearby Macaulay Mountain. Our list was starting to grow. A slow

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drive along Army Reserve Road produced several whippoor-wills. They don’t need encouragement. Woodcocks were twittering away, performing their spring nuptials and we listened intently for other sounds that the darkness of night might produce. A towhee there and a Wilson’s snipe winnowing somewhere over there. One has to be very sound oriented when doing a birdathon if success is to be realized. We called it a night. By 4 a.m. we were back on the road again. We call ourselves the “Sprague’s Pipits” after the western terrestrial bird by the same name. We are not related to the best of my knowledge. Helping me this year on this endeavour in which I have taken part for 10 years were Kathy Felkar and Mike Burge, volunteers with the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory. A new member of our team this year, and our “guest

birder” for the 18th annual Spring Birding Festival was Nick Quickert of Trenton. Quickert has had a life-long fascination with nature and birds. He is a long time participant in the Quinte area Christmas Bird Counts and has had a major role in the latest Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas with a total of nine squares in the Quinte area and cottage country. Quickert has birded worldwide, travelling on six continents and seeing over 5000 species. As this is being read, Nick is now in Alaska on yet another birding tour, so we are very appreciate that he was able to join us this year. It was a good day and we found almost the entire complement of warblers including an uncommon cerulean warbler. We did poorly with the thrushes, but made up for it elsewhere. Wetlands at Kaiser Crossroad at Cressy, and along Jackson’s Falls Road near Milford and Wesley Acres Road at Bloomfield, produced shorebirds, but not as many as we had hoped. Still, we forged bravely ahead – a great egret along Old Milford Road, a black-billed cuckoo on Fry Road, a common loon at East Lake, a bluebird along Long Point Road, and chimney swifts above Picton. A drive along the town’s Main Street to pick up the pigeons and house sparrows two species that we might otherwise overlook. There are other teams out there too in May, doing their bit to raise funds for the Observatory. For many years, there

has been a friendly rivalry between our team and the team led by the bander in charge at the bird observatory. His team always ends up with one or two species more than us. In the end, it is not about winning — it is about doing the best you can, and letting an intimate knowledge of invisible sounds in the night, and sometimes fate, being the deciding factor in how well one does. We ended our 24-hour birdathon with 139 species. We lament our failure in finding a sandhill crane or an upland sandpiper, despite both species having been seen the same day at reported locations. Part of it is about chance encounters. But, we found a lot of good stuff too, and the almost ghostly winnowing sounds of the screech owls was certainly a high point for me. That’s a lot of birds to tally in one day, when many new birders experience difficulty in barely reaching 100 species in an entire year, until they get some experience under their belt. The birdathon in Prince Edward County is extremely well supported, and the collective effort by all those who took part will result in some $10,000 being generated for this important facility at Prince Edward Point. We thank all those who supported us. For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail tsprague@kos.net or phone 613 848-4549. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out www.naturestuff.net .

Law Enforcement Torch Run comes through Picton today

The torch will burn bright along Picton’s Main Street this morning as law enforcement officials raise awareness for the Special Olympics this morning. At about 9:30 a.m. members of the OPP, Correctional Services of Canada, and other law enforcement agencies will leave the Crystal Palace on a loop through Picton’s downtown core area. Officers and volunteers following the torch bearers will be carrying buckets

to collect donations along the route to support Ontario’s Special Olympics programming. The money raised when officers and athletes carry the Flame of Hope go directly toward programs that will impact local community-based activities. The torch run has been taking place since 1981 and has now spread to more than 46 countries in the world, having

raised more than US$461 million for the movement. In that time, more than 97,000 volunteers have done their part to raise funds and bring awareness for Special Olympic programming. According to local zone coordinator Bill Dickson, the torch run is now the top fundraising event for Special Olympics Ontario and it continues to raise more than $1 million annually.

Dickson said “it is through the dedication, commitment, and passion of the people in law enforcement that enables the Ontario program to continue to be not only the No. 1 fundraising arm of Special Olympics Ontario, but also a world-class program that is internationally recognized as a fundraising activity. -Staff


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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

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Services delivery most important aspect in new hospital planning

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instant crossword cash Rhino, jealousy, auto, and puppet were only some of the words that Tracey L. Lindsay from Picton revealed on her Instant Crossword scratch ticket to win a $50,000 top prize from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission. The winning $3 ticket was purchased at Scott’s Store on Lake Street in Picton. Since 1978 lottery games have generated nearly $38 billion for the provincial government-supported programs. (Submitted photo)

WANTING something that is new and virtually stateof-the-art is human nature. Most of us are conditioned to want the newest and the best for ourselves and for our families. But what if the newer option does not clearly present a better alternative than the old one? Earlier this month, residents of Prince Edward County were asked to contribute their share — $12 million through contributions to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary — toward the $40-million cost of the facility. The community would also be charged with financing the equipment needed to sustain that facility over the long term to ensure that it stays current years after it is finally built, likely 10-15 years from now. At a Rotary meeting following the announcement, health-care commentator Mark Larratt-Smith cautioned the public to be wise investors as they pursue a new hospital facility in this region. He indicated that while the county may be getting a new hospital, there has to be a commitment on the size of the facility, the number of beds it is going to hold, and the array of services it is going to offer. Larratt-Smith congratulated the Foundation and the Auxiliary for stepping up to the challenge of building a hospital for the future, but he also noted that the public should move forward with a hospital project with caution and with plans set in place to ensure local residents have a say in how their money is spent — and regardless what anyone may argue, it is all taxpayers’ money at the end of the day. He noted donors should have a vote in how their money is ultimately spent. Contributors to any future campaigns for the new facility should be able to hear from the doctors who are finding it harder and harder to function, both in the emergency department and in-patient areas with fewer beds to transition patients to. They should be able to ask the powers-that-be how their facility is going to address the aging demographics in the county and, ultimately, how adaptable it might be should government change and should priorities become different in the health-care system. Is it in the best interest of the funders to think that over time, those proposing a new hospital may have to redraw the proposal time and again before approval comes years down the line? One must ask, also, if with the current distrust that appears in this community toward Quinte Healthcare Corporation and the Local Health Integration Network if a more productive fundraising campaign might include putting money into programs that shift the weight of care from a central hospital facility, like the Prince Edward Family Health Team’s recent Hospital@Home proposal, programs that promote healthy living, or an increase in long-term care beds in the county. Perhaps even backing pilot projects that would allow paramedics to offer broader levels of care outside a hospital setting would offer bang for the buck. It’s a great thing that planning is moving forward on a new hospital for the county, it definitely can use one, but Larratt-Smith is right in saying delivery of services should be the prime consideration. County residents should demand their facility meets their needs.

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Hilary MacLeod and pirate magic to come at libraries

Hilary MacLeod is a writer, broadcaster, and author of a mystery series set in the small Canadian fishing village, The Shores. Her humorous novels, which feature quirky characters, are what the author calls “village noir”. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, MacLeod was educated in England, Canada, and Mexico and is a graduate of McGill University. She was a news director for CHUM in Montreal and a CBC host in New Brunswick. In 2012, MacLeod retired from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, where she taught Media Studies for 22 years.  Today, she spends her summers in Sea View on Prince Edward Island  and the rest of the year here in the County sharing her quaint cottage with two feline friends, Gus and Sophie. Her well-loved mystery series includes Revenge of the Lobster Lover, Mind over Mussels, All is Clam, and her latest Something Fishy. The synopsis of her latest work, as described on the author’s website, begins, “Herrings are falling from the sky over The Shores – an unusual phenomenon anywhere, but especially so in this case. A newcomer, Anton Paradis, has set up a restaurant that specializes in dangerous dining, cooking up food that can kill to tantalize the palates of wealthy clients. It’s a recipe for death. Someone’s bound to get hurt. Someone does. Oddly, the victim dies laughing…by accident or design? Mountie Jane Jamieson’s suspects it’s no accident. But could there really be another murder at The Shores. All the while, a wind turbine slices its blades over the cape, menacing the villagers with its eerie presence. Death is in the wind as well as on the dinner plate.” MacLeod will be reading from Something Fishy when she visits the Picton branch library on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Signed books will be available for purchase. On the following Saturday, May 31, two special events are happening at the library.

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In Ameliasburgh, at the Town Hall, the library presents Captain Corbin, the Magical Pirate. Captain Corbin’s performance is full of mayhem, magic, and pirate hijinks that are sure to have children of all ages laughing on this high seas adventure. The event is free, and no reservation is necessary, but come early to get the best seats. The show begins at 11 a.m. The Ameliasburgh Town Hall is located at 13 Coleman Street, just down the road from the Ameliasburgh branch of the library. Also on Saturday, May 31, the Friends of the Picton branch library present their popular Better Books fundraising sale at the Picton branch. Donations of newer books in good condition are appreciated and can be dropped of to the Picton branch up to the Thursday prior to the sale. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer a great opportunity to get nearly new books at great prices while supporting the library. In addition to these special events, your public library continues to present a number of workshops, talks, and classes such as the beginner French class on Thursdays at 2 p.m. weekly at the Picton branch, and a number of book clubs. To view the full lineup, visit the library’s online events calendar at: www.peclibrary.org or call 613-476-5962.

Picton Tim Hortons owner Paul Massey and manager Trudy Rosseau celebrated the 50th anniversary of Tim Hortons on Saturday by handing out free birthday cake doughnuts to customers. The first Tim Hortons shop opened in Hamilton, Ontario on May 17, 1964. Massey and wife Valerie will also celebrate 20 years of operation in Picton on July 1. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

It’s long past time to privatize LCBO services

It’s time to get rid of the LCBO Actually, it was time 20 years ago, when Alberta successfully privatized their liquor control board. I lived in Alberta for 42 years, before returning to my home province of taxes and regulations. There seems to be a misconception as to the outcome of the Alberta privatization experiment. There were 200-plus

ALCB liquor stores in 1993 now there are 1,982. Product selection has expanded, from 2,200 in 1993 to over 19,000 items, I could buy a 12-year-old bottle of Scotch for $38, try finding that for under $50 here. Employment jumped from 1,300 employees to 4,000. The number of employees here are about 7,500, that would equate to 15,000 new jobs, if we privatized.

Pricing: a 750ml bottle of Bacardi Rum at Real Canadian Liquorstore (Loblaws) in Calgary is $17.98 and from your trusted LCBO $24.95. Sell the 634 liquor stores for a profit of $300 million, that will help pay for the new Picton hospital and maybe fill in a few potholes in the county. Another good idea Alberta has is a recycling industry.

All pop cans, bottles, wine/liquor/beer containers, water bottles and milk containers have a deposit and return amount. Businesses are set-up to handle the returns and some have employed mentally challenged staff, which makes them gainfully employed and off the street. Robert Dickie Black River

Response from council, County staff lacking

In last week’s Gazette, Stan Grizzle had some very serious issues with members of Council. I’ve never met or talked with Stan and can’t comment on his letter. I will comment on how the mayor and council continually ignore input from taxpayers almost to the point of contempt. I witnessed another near

car crash at an intersection in Cherry Valley recently. The intersection is poorly designed and sign posted and something from the 1960s. When the county is full of visitors it is even more dangerous. I e-mailed Mayor Peter Mertens, councilor Jamie Forrester, commissioner

Robert McAuley and OPP Staff Sgt. Barry Freeburn at the OPP, asking for someone to take a look at the intersection before someone is injured or killed there. What was the response? Absolutely nothing! Not even an acknowledgement of my e-mail let alone any action. It’s no wonder

turnout at the municipal elections is so low when council are only interested in photo ops and vote getting issues such as wind turbines. Between elections they just ignore and seem to resent input from the taxpayers. John Blake, Cherry Valley

PECT scores again with its production of Deathtrap

Deathtrap was another hit by the Prince Edward Community Theatre group, expertly directed this time by Lynn Fennell. Bill McMahon excelled as the washed up, aging playwright, Sydney Bruhl, who married his much

younger wife for her money, Myra Bruhl, played subserviently by Lindsey Payne. Hugh Cameron was so believable as Clifford Anderson, the young secretary of Sydney, and the stunts that were required

by these two, were very well done! And of course, John McCarthy gave another stellar performance as Porter Milgrim, Sydney's lawyer. But then, Helga Ten Dorp the psychic, played

by Paulina McMahon, breezes in with a gust of humour, and a great eastern European accent to shake things up!! Congratulations to all involved! Lynn Toth

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Fastball league to interlock with Loughborough loop this season

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Magical Pirate will bring his entertaining show to the Ameliasburgh Town Hall May 31. (Submitted photo)

Cottage Life filming at Rita’s Parlour

The Cottage Life Channel’s crews will be in Picton Saturday to film an episode of “My Retreat” at Rita’s Parlour this Saturday. Martin “Lambchop” Loomer and Sam “The Shark” Sharawy will perform in the afternoon for the

television show, then will be guests of Rita Di Ghent for a concert at 8 p.m. for the general public at 2 Union St. Tickets for the public performance are available for $20 at the door. -Staff

Despite losing a team over the winter, the Prince Edward County Men's Fastball League (PECMFL) has a new exciting wrinkle for the upcoming season. The local loop lost the Tweed Juniors who went winless in competition last season but PECMFL will be introducing interlocking play with the Loughborough League north and west of Kingston. “It's a chance to branch out and see some new players, see some new teams and

play some good ball,” PECMFL spokesperson Chad Camp said. “They approached us about an interlocking schedule and we think it will work nicely.” In order to cut down on travel, when a PECMFL team hosts an interlock game it will be held at the Tyendinaga ballyard. When welcoming the PECMFL, the Loughborough league will host at the Napanee ball diamonds. The Loughborough loop features five squads includ-

ing the Napanee Express midget and junior squads. Under this pilot project, each PECMFL club will play a Loughborough team once and the initiative will be reevaluated in the offseason. The interlocking portion of the PECMFL schedule starts Thursday, May 29 when Roblin's Family Plumbing is in Napanee to play the Junior Express at 8:30 p.m. In league action this past week, fireballer Dale Dowdell showed no rust

after a year layoff in fanning 17 as he and Terra Vista Rockies blanked the Roblin's Copperheads 1-0 Thursday night. In action Tuesday, Danford Contracting shaded Whitepine Watershed 7-6. In action tonight in Picton, the Ameliasburgh A's visit Roblin's at 7 while Beatty Seeds and the Rockies hook up at 8:30 p.m. -Jason Parks, Staff


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

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SPACE IS AVAILABLE TO all non-profit groups or organizations that serve 'The County' ONLY. Calendar items can be faxed 476-3031, email whattamfh@sympatico.ca or placed in drop box at the side door of the Funeral Home by Saturday at noon. WHATTAM'S is proud to present....'Free Family Movie Day' at the Regent Theatre the last Sunday of each month 2pm. May 25 “Muppets: Most Wanted” NEW TO PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY call Sharon at WELCOME WAGON today to receive a WELCOME WAGON GIFT PACKAGE! Phone 475-5994. www.welcomewagon.ca It’s absolutely free!

meal tIme Macaulay Heritage Park volunteer Jackie Campbell, dressed in period garb, prepares a traditional stew over the fire at Macaulay House on Sunday morning. Sunday was International Museum Day and Prince Edward County's museums invited the public to visit all five county museums free of charge. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

Free admission helps generate traffic

Museums across the county enjoy vibrant opening weekend Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

The municipality's museums welcomed hundreds of visitors through their doors over the weekend as they celebrated International Museum Day. Prince Edward County museums head curator Jennifer Lyons said it was a great day for the municipal attractions. Admission to each of the County's five museums was free on Sunday and some cool Victoria Day long weekend weather seemed to encourage visitors to check out the museums, said Lyons. “It went really well. It was a nice day, but cool, and people were looking for something indoors to do,” she said. “I was stationed at Macaulay House and I know we had over 120 people through the doors.” Lyons said Ameliasburgh Historical Museum had approximately the same number of visitors as Macaulay, and the rest of the museums had encouraging attendance as well. “It was a pretty steady flow of people throughout the day,” she said. “It wasn't really warm enough for people to be out in their gardens or on the beach, so a museum visit was a perfect fit

for the weekend we had.” Lyons said events like Sunday's help attract a new audience to the County's museums. “Sometimes when there is an admission it just gives people pause as to whether they really want to experience what's there, but when it's free admission it's very inviting and people can judge for themselves what value the museum is,” she said. “Everyone who came away from visiting us on Sunday were quite pleased.” Macaulay House volunteer Jackie Campbell said on Sunday morning a couple of families came early to check out the museum. “We've got two mothers with a number of children which is very good when you get lots of children to the museum,” she said. Campbell was showcasing some historic cooking techniques and other volunteers were showing visitors how the table would have been set for a meal at Macaulay House in the 1830s. She said the museum would be hosting a number of different events on weekends throughout the summer including crafts, cooking, and gardening demonstrations. “There are three different

ones on gardening and there will be people out gardening and ready to answer questions,” Campbell said. She said events like Sunday's help create awareness of what's happening at the County's museums. “It reminds people there are five museums in the county and each of the museums are unique,” she said. “Hopefully they'll come back again and bring other people back.” Rose House and Mariners Park museums curator Diane Denyes-Wenn and student Alicia Dayton were offering tours of Rose House on Sunday morning. Denyes-Wenn said Rose House passed through about six generations of the Rose family before it was turned into a museum in 1967. “We give a tour telling about the life of the family that lived in this house, what life would have been like and touching on some of the furniture,” she said. Denyes-Wenn said Rose House will be hosting Fibre Fest on Saturday, June 21 with demonstrations on dyeing and weaving. On Saturday, May 31 Macaulay House will be hosting an 1860s military reenactment with equipment and marching demonstrations.

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P.U.C. COUNTY FOOD BANK – Your continued donations are appreciated for the following items – all diabetic food products, powdered milk, canned fruit juice & fruit, Peanut Free children’s lunch items including Cheese Whiz, jam, fruit cups, drink boxes, healthy snacks; laundry & dish detergent, hand soap, shampoo, toothpaste, children’s sunscreen. Drop off at Picton United Church-County Food Bank. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY – Always in need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products as well as kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS – Week 14 (Apr 1-7) Patricia Regent, Len Goodmurphy, Deb Caruso, Don Stewart, Mary Everall. Week 15 (Apr 8-14) Catherine Goddard, Eleanor Johnston, Patsy DeCourcey Ireland, Jennifer Plater, Terry & Don. MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT NETWORK – Picton Support Centre, 333 Main St. Open MonWed-Fri 9:30am – 2:30pm. View the online calendar at www.mhsn.ca or call 471-1347. TOPS #4918 – Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Wed at the Anglican Church Hall Picton. Weigh in 5:45 & meeting 7pm. Your first meeting is free! Info Gena 399-3461. Also meets Tuesday’s 9:30am weigh in & meeting 10am Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield. Contact Betty 476-3894. PEC SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB – New season at the PEC Community Centre, play begins 1pm. Membership is $15 & weekly play is $3. New players are welcome & free instruction available. Info Nora 399-3109. SHUFFLEBOARD FOR SENIORS – Every Thursday 1pm at the PE Community Centre. All welcome. PEC PIPES & DRUMS – Practice every Thurs at Picton Town Hall 5:30-8:30pm. Free lessons. No experience necessary. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY – New Show “C’est la Vie” runs to August 11. Five new members, Peter Large, Michael Herman, Maggie Murdoch, David Brown & returning Dayna Law. Two guest artists, Michael Flynn & Patrick Hayet. 223 Main St. Picton. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – 12 & 12 meeting every Wednesday 8pm Picton Hospital Boardroom. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – Discussion meeting every Tuesday 7:30pm Consecon United Church Hall, Consecon. ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WELLINGTON – The What-Not-Shop – Hours Tues 10-12 noon, Thurs 2-4pm & Saturday 1012noon. Selling clothes, shoes, bedding & household items. CAR SEAT INSTALLATIONS & INSPECTIONS – Are available & completed by trained staff of the HUB Child & Family Centre, 10 McFarland Court Picton. To book an appointment call 476-8142. WEDNESDAY MORNING FRIENDSHIP GROUP – Quilts for sale every Wednesday 9am12 noon at Albury Church, Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women. PEC QUILTER’S GUILD – Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month Pinecrest School Bloomfield 6:30pm. First meeting is free, yearly membership $25 + name tag $5. Beginners welcome. Info Maggie 393-2864. CONSECON LEGION – Tuesday nights Euchre 7pm. Cost $5. Wednesdays Crib night 7pm. Cost $5. Thursday nights Fun Darts 7pm. Cost $5. CHERRY VALLEY GAMES NIGHT – First & third Fridays of the month. Cards, ping pong, Scrabble, board games 7:30-10:30pm. Adults only. Bring snacks & refreshments. Athol Community Hall 1679 Cty Rd 10. www.atholreccentre.com. MAY 23 – WELLINGTON LEGION – Friday Night Dinner features Roast Turkey with all the trimmings. Includes soup, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert, coffee/tea $14.95 with take-out available. Age 10 & under ½ price. All welcome. Meat roll will be held during dinner. MAY 23 – TODD NOLAN’S A SALUTE TO CLASSIC COUNTRY – With Special Guest Steve Piticco at the North Marysburgh Hall 2699 Cty Rd 8 Waupoos 8pm. Admission $15. MAY 24 – AMELAISBURGH GARDEN CLUB – Seedling Sale. MAY 24/25 – FREE TV ELECTRONICS DROP OFF EVENT – Hosted by The Kinsmen Club of Picton & Sonrise Christian Academy 9am-4pm Home Hardware Parking Lot, 13544 Loyalist Park-

way, Picton. Acceptible items include TV’s, Desktop & Handheld Computers, Computer Peripherals, Monitors, Printing/Photcopying Devices, Telephones & Cell Phones, Cameras, Radios, Stereo & Video Equipment. www.recycleyourelectronics.ca. MAY 25 – CONSECON PASTORAL CHARGE – Service at Consecon Church 10am led by Carol Rout. Children’s program provided. MAY 25 – WHATTAM’S FREE FAMILY MOVIE – Regent Theatre 2pm “Muppets: Most Wanted” MAY 25 – CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS STOCKING FUNDRAISING CONCERT – For the Storehouse Foodbank children. Musicians from the Quinte Irish Session & children dancing from the Kelly School of Irish Dance. “Children Helping Children” 2pm Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre. Advance tickets call Doris 399-5093 $10 each or purchase at the door. MAY 25 – ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – Roast Beef Supper in the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Serving 4-6pm. Adults $12/Children 6-11yrs $5. Info 399-3082. MAY 26 – AMELIASBURGH GARDEN CLUB – Plant Auction. MAY 26 – PE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (PICTON FAIR) – General Meeting 7:30pm Picton Town Hall (Corner Ross & King Sts.) All welcome. Info 476-6154. MAY 27 – MEET MYSTERY AUTHOR – Hilary MacLeod reads from her latest novel “Something Fishy” Picton Br Library 7pm. MAY 27 – AL-ANON (adults) & ALATEEN (teens) – Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866951-3711. Meets Tues(s) 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. MAY 28 – 55 ALIVE MATURE DRIVING CLASSROOM REFRESHER COURSE – Sponsored by PE Community Care. Runs from 9:30am3:30pm. Cost is $30pp & includes workbook, refreshments & a light lunch. Call 476-7493 to register or for more info. MAY 28 – LOAVES & FISHES LUNCHEON – Noon at the Salvation Army. All are welcome. No charge. End of season BBQ. Good food & fellowship. MAY 28 – CENTENNIAL ORGAN CONCERT – With Duncan McDonald at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St. Picton (across from Shire Hall). 7:30pm. Tickets $15. MAY 29 – AL-ANON – Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am Gilead Fellowship Church. 1-866-951-3711. For adults affected by someone’s drinking? MAY 30 – FREE MOVIE NIGHT - Consecon Church Hall showing “The King’s Speech”. Snacks available. MAY 31 – SALVATION ARMY – Yard Sale & BBQ 9am-2pm. MAY 31 – FRIENDS OF THE PICTON LIBRARY – Annual spring Better Book Sale 10am2pm. MAY 31 – CAPTAIN CORBIN & HIS MAGICAL PIRATE ADVENTURE – The library presents free fun for the family. Ameliasburgh Town Hall 11am. MAY 31 – 5th ANNUAL COMMUNITY BENEFIT DINNER & DANCE – Hosted by Wellington United Church in support of Hospice PE, Wellington Storehouse Food Bank, CML Snider ‘sun shelter’. Doors open 5pm @ Highline Hall , 111 Belleville St. Wellington. Beef dinner 6pm catered by Wheelhouse Occasions Catering. Dance to The Reason’s at 8pm. Also a Silent Auction, Hole-inOne Putting Contest, Dine the County. Advance tickets only $40/pp. Contact Gail 399-2103. JUNE 1 – BURR’S CEMETERY – Annual Decoration Day. Donations gratefully accepted. Tax receipts available. JUNE 1 – WHITE CHAPEL ANNUAL SERVICE – 205th Anniversary Service, 3pm with guest speaker David Bentley, president of Quinte Chapter Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Everyone welcome, free will offering toward roof project. JUNE 1 – COUNTY KIDS OF STEEL TRIATHLON – Call for Race Crew & Athletes. Details www.countykidsofsteel.ca. JUNE 1 – CONSECON PASTORAL CHARGE – Service at Carrying Place Church 10am. Children’s program provided. Services continue in Carrying Place for the month of June. JUNE 5 – EASTERN STAR BRIDGE LUNCHEON – Elks Hall, $10pp. Lunch 12 noon. Bridge from 1-3:30pm. To reserve a table call Val 4764667. JUNE 5 – GET SET FOR SUMMER MAKE & TAKE CLASS – Learn to make your own summer remedies: Owie salve for bites & stings, bug repellent & hand sanitizer, all green, all natural, with essential oils. Hillier Hall 7pm, Loyalist Parkway at Station Rd – hillierhall.ca. Info & to register Jen 438-5955 or Kyley 885-9016. $10 materials fee. JUNE 7 – CREATIONS CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES – Bloomfield United Church 9am4pm. One-of-a-kind crafts & collectibles. JUNE 7 – GOSPEL CONCERT – At the Salvation Army, 7pm, featuring, Vocal Legacy, Marg Fox & Brenda Maybee. No admission charge but a free will offering will be taken to send children to summer camp.


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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

Parish of Marysburgh Rev. Canon David Smith 613-929-2757

St. John’s 3207 County Road 8 Sunday Worship 9:00am

St. Philip’s 44 St. Philip’s St. Milford Sunday Worship 11:00am Children’s Church at St. Philips Website: www.parishofmarysburgh.ca

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UNITED CHURCH Demorestville

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All Children welcome at Sunday School

John 14:26

“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you”

Message: “What did you learn in school today?”

YARD SALE Saturday May 31st @ Wesley United, Mountainview - Yard & Bake sale Rev. Kirby Breithaupt

C-613-403-4742 or H-613-476-2020 princeedward.north@kos.net friendshipunitedchurch.org EVERYONE WELCOME COME VISIT WITH US!

BLOOMFIELD UNITED CHURCH “Where Faith is Fun”

272 Main St., Bloomfield Minister: Maureen Ellison

10:30am Morning Worship Guest Preacher: Lynn Liddell

bloomfielduc@lks.net

613-393-2160

PICTON UNITED CHURCH

EMMANUEL EMMANUEL Baptist Church Baptist Church

SundayServices Services Sunday

9am&&11am 11am(full (fullchildren’s children’sprograms). programs).7pm 7pm(Bible (Biblestudy). study). 9am Tuesdays. Tuesdays.6:30pm 6:30pmChildren’s Children’sPrograms. Programs.(J/K (J/K- -GrGr8)8) Wednesday. 6:30pm Mid-week Service. Dinner. Wednesday. 6:30pm Mid-week Service. Dinner.Music. Music.Study. Study. Thursdays. Surge Student Ministries. 7pm. (Gr 9-12) Thursdays. Surge Student Ministries. 7pm. (Gr 9-12) tŝƐŚLJŽƵĐŽƵůĚƐĞĞǁŚĂƚĂƐĞƌǀŝĐĞĂƚ tŝƐŚLJŽƵĐŽƵůĚƐĞĞǁŚĂƚĂƐĞƌǀŝĐĞĂƚ ŵŵĂŶƵĞůŝƐůŝŬĞ͍zŽƵĐĂŶ͊ŚĞĐŬŽƵƚ ŵŵĂŶƵĞůŝƐůŝŬĞ͍zŽƵĐĂŶ͊ŚĞĐŬŽƵƚ ǁǁǁ͘LJŽƵƚƵďĞ͘ĐŽŵͬĞŵŵĂŶƵĞůůŝĨĞŶĞƚǁŽƌŬ͘ ǁǁǁ͘LJŽƵƚƵďĞ͘ĐŽŵͬĞŵŵĂŶƵĞůůŝĨĞŶĞƚǁŽƌŬ͘

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12 Chapel St. 613-476-6050 Minister: Rev. Phil Hobbs Organist & Choir Director: Mr. Ronald Laidlaw

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Anniversary Week-end Celebrations

Sat May 24 at 7:30, An evening of Scottish Music with Wellington Lambert, tenor Sun May 25 at 10:30, Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan Music by Seventh Town Folk Trio Will Cairns, piper; lunch to follow

St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church Picton Rev. Charles Morris

Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am Wednesday, 10:00am

Minister: Lynne Donovan 31 King St., Picton 613.476.6024 www.standrewspicton.com Sunday Worship 10:30 Radio 88.3 FM

Wellington Pentecostal Church

Rev. Polly Marks-Torrance Corner of Nile & West Sts. Wellington 613-399-2384

Wed. May 28, 7:30pm A Centennial Organ Concert with Duncan McDonald. Tickets $15.

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Quinte Access poised to keep transit contract County looks to extend deal for two years Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

It looks like the municipality's specialized transit provider will be in place for at least another two years. Committee of the whole voted at last Thursday's meeting to extend the specialized transit contract with Quinte Access for another two years. The motion will have to be confirmed by council at their May 27 regular meeting. A report presented to the committee Thursday says the 2014 budget included funding for the service within Prince Edward County for four days per week, 52 weeks per year. Quinte Access first took over the service in 2011 and the report says the current

contract extension was to expire in June of this year. “Quinte Access has provided quality, cost efficient service over the duration of the present contract,” the report says. “Staff is satisfied with the services that have been provided thus far.” The report says there were only two bidders for the contract back in 2011 and suggested that tendering the contract again might not yield any additional qualified bidders. The budget for the service was set at $120,000 in 2014 with none of that to be raised from taxes. The report says the been tracking about $4,000 over budget this year, however, it says increased ridership revenues are expected to compensate for the increase.

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cess uses to provide specialized transit in Prince Edward County sit lined up during the organization’s annual accessa-thon in Quinte West in 2012. (Gazette file photo)

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Compact Construction Services 145 Bethel Road, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0

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Compact Construction Services, owned and operated by Drew Byford, is in the business of general civil contracting encompassing the many facets of excavation and construction in Prince Edward County and the Quinte area. Established in 2006 Compact Construction Services initially supplied confined space services with compact equipment but has expanded over the years into a complete service, civil construction firm with a full line of equipment for larger commercial and industrial projects. Compact now provides road construction, foundation excavation, utility servicing, septic system installation and repair, as well as total project construction and management services for residential, commercial and industrial projects. The company also still supplies compact equipment for confined area projects difficult to access. Compact Construction Services has the experience and expertise to perform sizable, complex projects from start to finish. Drew Byford brings his varied educational and work experience to Compact. After graduating from Civil Engineering Technology, he tenured with the Ministry of Transportation's capital construction division in the capacity of senior construction inspector and project supervisor. That experience proved invaluable in future positions as project superintendent and project manager for Dufferin Construction and the Warren Group. Project scopes encompassed bridge and road construction services with contract values often exceeding $15 million. But the travel and missed time at home with his growing family and mixed beef and cash crop family farm eventually led to the formation of Compact Construction Services.


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Climate change crusader Payne pitches in to ensure local Greens have a voice Different approach to renewables, funding conservation part of energy platform adam bramburger

Staff writer

Anita Payne doesn’t expect to run a full campaign in Prince Edward-Hastings, but she believes she can play a valuable role as the Green Party’s candidate. The retired high school science teacher represented the party twice previously in provincial elections, running in 2007 in Perth-Wellington and in 2011 in HaliburtonKawartha Lakes-Brock. Despite living in the Perth area of Lanark County, Payne took the party’s call to run again in a neighbouring riding. “The Green Party is not expecting me to run a full campaign,” she explained. “When no one stepped forward locally, they didn’t expect to elect a Green MPP in Prince Edward-Hastings, but they still wanted to offer them a chance to share their voice and vote Green.” Payne said she has signs out throughout the riding and she plans to take part in candidates’ meetings as well. As a longtime executive of the Ontario Society for Environmental Education and several watchdog groups like Citizens Climate Lobby, Payne says she has long been concerned about the effects of global warming and she said the concerns she has continue to mount. “We have to change the way we’re doing things to make a more sustainable society,” Payne said. “I’m very concerned about climate change. Things are happening much quicker than anyone expected.” Payne indicated she believes it will be necessary to cut down emissions and to reduce the use of fossil fuels. She said that she is a big fan of using renewable energy,

seeking sustainability Three-time Green candidate Anita Payne says her party has fully costedout policies that Ontario can afford to adopt for the benefit of current and future generations. (Submitted photo)

adding that Prince Edward County residents shouldn’t be concerned by that. “There are other ways to do things. The Green Energy Act was good to a certain point, but it has been causing a lot of problems with the way things are done,” she said. Payne said Ontario could look to Europe where renewable energy proponents have found more success with community-based projects, with the benefits of those projects being reaped by those immediately impacted by the technology, rather than by foreign companies. She also added that there could be better legislation brought it that would focus more on the impacts of technology on the environment than on ensuring the technology goes up as quickly as possible. Payne noted that in many cases favourable results can be found in smaller scale projects.

Striking a similar chord as Green candidate Treat Hull in the 2011 election, Payne said one of the best ways to deal with energy prices is to promote ways for people to conserve energy in their own homes. She indicated that the Green platform would allow tax incentives for people looking to retrofit their homes and for those people who come up with innovations that will help in that regard. That platform indicates that if individuals could reduce their energy bills by 50 per cent, the average Ontario household wold save $1,000 per year and that’s not including the up-to-$4,000 in grants the Greens would hope to create. The Green Party, Payne says, would also use conservation as a jobs creation strategy with more people wanting to get into developing green products and performing retrofits to help people save energy.

Payne also indicated she’d prefer a carbon tax system similar to the fee and dividend system that British Columbia has now to provide some incentive for companies to reduce their carbon footprints. To help small businesses, Payne said the Greens would double exemptions in the Employer Health Tax (EHT) to $900,000 for businesses with payrolls less than $5 million, which should give them the capacity to hire more. One plank of the Green platform that hits really close to Payne’s heart is that of education reform. The party is proposing to merge the province’s two publicly funded school systems to one, eliminating publicly funded Catholic education and creating a savings estimated at up to $1.6 billion annually. Payne said she taught in public schools for 24 years and despite supplying for 11 years, found she couldn’t get a job in the Catholic education system. “That’s discriminatory to me,” she said, adding that the United Nations has twice sanctioned Ontario for its legislation, which funds one form of religious education, but not others. “The choice was to go one way and fund all religious schooling or the other way and fund none, the Green Party has chosen none,” she said. “That creates savings in administration, facilities, and busing.” Payne said the Green platform is conservative in nature and ensures the province isn’t spending money it doesn’t have. She

indicated each party plank has been costed out as sustainability for future generations is at its core. While Payne said that Prince Edward-Hastings may not be a riding her party is counting on, they are hoping that some Green MPPs can get through the firstpast-the-post electoral system and raise some issues at Queen’s Park. When asked how she keeps her hope for that, she says she looks at the

awareness federal Green leader Elizabeth May brought since her election in 2011. Payne knows what it is like to provide inspiration for other like-minded people. She was the lone Canadian to take part in the first leg of the Great March for Climate Action from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. and says she constantly thinks of her children and grandchildren when engaging in politics.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Re-enactment of Lazier murder trial to benefit The Macdonald Project Justice Robert Sharpe to preside over trial, which will share piece of Picton history, offer insight into legal conventions of the late 1800s Staff writer

Sir John A, Macdonald had long moved on from his familiar Bay of Quinte stomping grounds by the spring of 1884. Canada’s first prime minister would be asked to give some thought to the happenings in the courthouse that helped give rise to his legal career that year, however, as he was asked to look into granting clemency to Joseph Thomset and George Lowder, two men sentenced to death by jury for murdering Peter Lazier in a

botched robbery. “Macdonald’s hands were tied somewhat by the legal conventions of the day,” local historian Peter Lockyer explained. “A jury sentenced the men to death and he had little choice but to order justice to be done.” At the time, community members were appalled with the verdict as they felt one or both of them men hanged were innocent. To this day, questions remain about the process. Some said the footprint evidence used to convict the men was tainted, while others were critical of way

the presiding judge managed the mobs in his court. Now nearly 200 years after Macdonald’s birth, Lockyer points out that the occurrences of the Lazier trial and Macdonald will again cross paths as the committee backing a bronze sculpture commemorating Macdonald will be staging a re-enactment of the trial in July to raise money to celebrate Macdonald’s young years in the Quinte area. According to Lockyer, the re-enactment will take place in the same room at the Picton court where the

infamous verdict was delivered. Justice Robert Sharpe, a county resident who wrote a book about the Lazier trial will preside over the case with members of the legal community standing in for the barristers who would have argued for an against the guilty verdict some 130 years ago. Justice Richard Byers will play the role of Mayor Edwards Merrill for the presentation. “The courtroom hasn’t really changed a great deal in the time that has passed,” said Lockyer. “You’re basically sitting in

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

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A lasting memorial for Sir John A. Macdonald on Pictonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Main Street will be a reality next year. David Warrick, the cochair of The Macdonald Project, confirmed that his committee had raised $120,000 of the $180,000 it needs to pay sculptor Ruth Abernethy for a life-sized statue of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first prime minister practicing law in his youth in Picton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The project is going to happen, we just need to have a final push for completion,â&#x20AC;? Warrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soon Canadians will learn of John A. Macdonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s close connection with Prince Edward County and the Quinte region.â&#x20AC;? He indicated his committee is still making plans for how it will unveil Abernethyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now-completed work, the 10th statute of Macdonald to be erected in a public place in Canada. According to Warrick, the committee is looking at one of two options for the celebration in 2015, either Macdonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200th birthday Jan. 11, or on Canada Day, July 1. An option for delivery in 2017 to mark Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 170th birthday is also on the table if the remaining $60,000 can not be raised by next year. Warrick had the chance to see Abernethyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sculpture of Glenn Gould outside Torontoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CBC building close up, and said he found that work so lifelike that it actually captured the eccentric nature of the famous pianist. He added heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen a number of the artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; other works, including a piece depicting Lt-Col John McCrae finishing writing In Flanders Fields, which will be installed in Guelph next year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous poem. Warrick said he believes the Macdonald one, entitled Holding Court, which shows the onetime barrister asking

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a question in front of a witness box that people will one-day be able to sit in could be a really special piece right up there with any of those works. While Abernethy has revealed a wax model of the sculpture, he says the bronze pieces are even more impressive in their detail and in their characterization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you see it, you realize just how amazing this work is,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just a copy of a photograph. You get a feeling of who he was. It shows his charisma, he was a real leader.â&#x20AC;? Warrick said the individual bronze fired pieces are just remarkable to see. In raising the money to go forward with the sculpture, Warrick said the money didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just come in from the county or from Picton, which is bound to benefit most from the new town centre concept being championed in the project proposal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;John A. Macdonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early years have never been told fully and we have that narrative here,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people have been happy to join with us to play a part in celebrating Macdonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy. This is more than a Bay of Quinte project, it has now gone national.â&#x20AC;? Even before being cleared to practice law at age 20 by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Macdonald had already volunteered as a secretary on the first public school board, organized a young menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debating society, volunteered as a polling clerk, and signed a petition to rename Hallowell. Warrick said communities around the Bay of Quinte can share claim to the colourful politician as he spent time on Hay Bay, in Adolphustown, and in Napanee. Macdonald lived in Picton and in Glenora and had relatives in the Napanee area, in Hillier, and around Belleville. He also had a hand in opening the Murray Canal, a feat that resonates with Quinte West residents and one that helped

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David Warrick says Ruth Abernethyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bronze statue of Sir John A. Macdonald possesses a high level of detail that captures his charisma. This photo, supplied by Abernethy is of a wax model of the statue. (Submitted photo)

make the county an island community. The bust Abernethy put together to start her sculpture has already been displayed in Picton, at Osgoode Hall, at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University and the University of Toronto, in Cobourg, and at the Ontario Legislature at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park. At the latter location, more than 150,000 school children and visitors were expected to see the display and learn about Macdonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early years. To learn more about the project, or to donate, Warrick is encouraging people to visit the web site www.macdonaldproject.com. Additional fundraising activities are also in the planning stages with announcements to come.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Community Care has no shortage of activities going on in weeks to come

Why not come out to the Seniors Luncheon Social at the Wellington Town Hall Wednesday, May 28 at noon for great food and company of new and old friends. Community Care holds these congregate dining events throughout the County and all seniors are welcome. If you haven’t tasted the great food by Wheel House and Occasions Catering this is your chance to enjoy homemade soup, roast loin of pork with mashed potatoes, buttery corn, coleslaw, rolls and butter and coconut cream pie, all topped off with coffee and tea. The cost for all of this is just $10per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Sen-

hall for this meal it can be delivered to shut-in seniors who live near Wellington. If you wish to have a take-out meal please advise when you register. The price is the same for take out and eat in.

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A 55-Alive safe driving course will be held May 28 in Picton sponsored by Community Care. This is a six-hour workshop and runs from 9:30 am to 3:30 p.m. The Canada Safety Council developed this mature driver refresher course which is designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills. The cost is just $30 per person, which includes a workbook, refreshments and a light lunch, too. For the first time ever we’re holding a 55-Alive mature driver refresher Course in Wellington. It’s scheduled for Friday, June 20 and we’re anticipating a good turnout so be sure to call early and book your spot. Call 613-476-7493 to register for either date, or for

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VOLUNTEER AT OR THRIFT SHOP

We’re always looking for more volunteers for Community Care’s Thrift Shop. If you have three hours a week we want to hear from you. An orientation for new thrift shop volunteers is coming up soon so give us a call today and we’ll include you in this fun two hours to learn all about what happens at the shop. Call 613476-7493 to find out more!

SENIORS MONTH OPEN HOUSE

June is Seniors Month in Ontario and we’re celebrating with an open house on Friday, June 13. Stop in between 1 and 3 p.m. on that day and staff will answer your questions about Community Care’s services and also about volunteer opportunities. If you’re not available on June 13th, stop in anytime. On open house day, we’ll have the coffee on and the goodies out, though!

TAG DAYS

Community Care’s annual tag days are Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 this year. If you have two hours to spare we’d sure appreciate some help with “tagging”. Call Shelley at the office at 613-476-7493.

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Visit the open house for the Canadian Hearing Society. It will be held on Wednesday,May 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at their Belleville office in the Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas Street East, Suite 51. There will be a demonstration of the latest communication devices and the new “Sightline to Safety”

fire safety program. They’ll also be providing light refreshments. This is a good opportunity to learn about the CHS programs that support deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing communities. Seniors will find this open house particularly helpful. For more information phone 613-966-8995 or TTY 1-877-872-0586 or check their web site at chs.ca

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Delivery to your door of a hot nutritious noon-time meal means daily contact with a volunteer to help you stay safe and well in your own home. Prince Edward Community Care offers both hot and frozen meal to seniors, those who are recovering from an illness and clients of Hospice Prince Edward or the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County. For Meals on Wheels for yourself or to refer someone, call 613-4767493. Staff can make home visits to explain this and other services.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

County chefs go two-for-two on Chopped Canada Dowson, Woodland each win their cooking challenge on Food Network

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In Canada's most hyped cooking challenge, Prince Edward County is two-fortwo. After Agrarian chef Neil Dowson won the Chopped Canada challenge on the Food Network earlier this month, chef John Ross Woodland made it a double victory for the local culinary community as he too was declared a winner at the conclusion of Thursday night's telecast. The program pits four chefs against one another in three timed segments where they use mystery ingredients to produce an unforgettable meal and, after each segment (appetizer, main dish, dessert), a contestant is chopped from the competition. The wins earned both men $10,000 each and the title of Chopped champion. Dowson, a native Briton who settled in Prince Edward County recently with his wife, said it was nice to finally be able to talk about his win after being sworn to secrecy by the program's producers. “We had a big viewing party at the Agrarian and it was really nice to see how they put the episode together and I thought I came across well,” Dowson said with a laugh. “It's nice to have it broadcast because it's been over a year since it was filmed.” Into its second season, the program is gaining in popularity and Dowson is watching to see if Chopped Canada follows its American cousin and a Chopped Champions edition is produced. Wow, could Dowson and Woodland lock horns in a future episode? “I think that would be really cool,” Dowson said. “I watched this past weeks episode and I think John

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he is announced as winner of Food Network's Chopped Canada program Thursday evening. Woodland and Chef Neil Dowson of the Agrarian Restaurant in Bloomfield both won Chopped competitions this past month. (Food Network Canada)

Ross did a fantastic job. It's too bad the Taste the County event is up in the air because wouldn't it be amazing to have him and I competing with last year's champion Matt DeMille?” Dowson said he noticed his profile has risen since the episode aired, from fellow Chopped winners reaching out to him on Facebook to a gaggle of new twitter followers to people coming into the Bloomfield restaurant to have their picture taken with a celebrity chef. Woodland, who now plies his trade at the trendy Tu Casa of Mississauga, has really seen his stock rise as he has parlayed his win into an appearance on Entertainment Tonight Canada on Friday evening and a pair of cooking segments on an upcoming episode of Canada AM. Woodland told the Gazette this week he was taken aback when the final reveal showed it was the PECI alum and not

renowned chef Bruno Feldesien as the winner. “Basically from the start of filming, I felt Bruno was a world-class chef and he was going to wind up winning,” Woodland said. “I was shocked...It's still very hard to put into words.” After winning Chopped Canada, Woodland appeared on ET Canada where he surprised his long -time girlfriend and Picton native Katelyn Lawson with a marriage proposal. “I did some tasting menus for people connected with ET Canada and they knew I was going to be on the show and this idea sort of popped up. I was going to propose anyway and I thought how many people get to propose on national television?” Woodland said. Lawson, Woodland's partner for six years, said yes. With the win and his

close proximity to Toronto, Woodland's talents have caught the eye of television producers and his upcoming Canada AM segment might parlay into a monthly appearance. But the former Picton resident is trying very hard to stay grounded. “Even when we were shooting Chopped, I had this little voice saying, 'It's the Canadian version, it might not be that big,' and even after I won, I had to keep it quiet so I was keeping myself pretty level,” Woodland said. “Even though I'm getting a lot of exposure and it's great for Tu Casa and myself professionally, it's still just food. I cook, it's not like I'm out there saving lives or something.” Both episodes are in rotation on the Food Network and can be watched on demand at www.choppedcanada.ca.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Plants that will attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden

Given the increasing concerns with regard to our honey bee and monarch butterfly populations, I have decided to focus on three plants in my garden that attract them. Since hummingbirds are often attracted to the same plants as all three are attracted to good nectar sources, I have added them in as well. Nothing is more attractive that a flower garden with vividly coloured visitors flitting among the flowers. I also love the hum of bees. The three plants I am highlighting here are the mid to late bloomers, finishing up the season rather than opening it. Nepetas attract bees and humming birds. They originate from a variety of locations in the Northern

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Hemisphere. Nepeta racemosa, syn, N. mussini will bloom through the summer into early fall. They grow in any well-drained soil in sun

or partial shade. They are basically problem free other than for leaf spot. This plant, also known as catmint, is not to be confused with its cousin N. cataria, also known as catnip. The plants provides an attractive ground cover either on their own or under larger plants. The plants grow up to 12 inches (30cm.) and spread over 18 in. (45 cm.). They develop attractive spikes of lavender-blue raceme-like whorled cymes that almost mask the grey-green heart shaped finely hairy leaves. The plant needs to be deadheaded or sheered to extend its blooming season. Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is a very showy plant that can easily shine at the back of a bed. They originate in South Africa which is home

to a very significant number of flowering plants. This plant requires sun or part shade in rich moist but well drained soil. They may require some winter protection as they are becoming established. If they are increasing in number they should be lifted and divided in the spring. They can attract spider mites. The leaves are lance shaped, pleated and midgreen and at least two feet (60 cm.) high. The bright red funnel shaped flowers arch above them on a branched spike. At two inches (5 cm.) in length it is not surprising that the flowers are a hit with the hummingbirds but they attract bees as well. It flowers in mid to late summer for a lengthy period of time as the flowers slowly develop along the spike. Finally there is Asclepias tuberosa that is a milkweed relative, and is also known as the butterfly weed. The Asclepias originate in South Africa but members of this genus are also found in both North and South America. This plant not only attracts butterflies but bees and humming birds as well. These plants do best in full sun and well-drained loamy soil. They may rot if the soil is too wet. Aphids may be a problem when they flower but a good blast of water all over including under the leaves should take care of it. The butterfly weed is a tuberous, hairy perennial with thick stems bearing numerous spirally arranged lance-shaped light to midgreen leaves. The blooms are large flat clusters of tiny

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

KINSMEN CLUB OF PICTON

70 YEARS

Service work in Picton and Prince Edward County May 1, 1944 to May 1, 2014 to celebrate

Music in the Park Music in the Park

“A Family Concert” Sunday May 25, 2014 12 Noon til 5:30 pm at Benson Park, 56 King St. Picton

Non-Stop Live Music by Local Bands

INSTANT RIVARLY - Megan and Caleb Hutton ONEMAN BAND - Eric Baragar LITTLE BLUFF - Drew Ackerman, Clint Ryan, Martin Soldat, Steven Empringham THE REASONS - Mike Bond, Steve Martin and Peter Rea

FREE ADMISSION

FREE BALLOONS BY R.J. BALLOON DUDE

PICTON KINSMEN DONATE OVER $60,000.00 BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

In less than two years the Picton Kinsmen Club has given back to the community to the tune of over $ 60,000.00 in donations to many different needy groups, to go along with thousands of hours of service work. The following is a list of many of the groups with which we have had the pleasure of helping and working with. Hospice Prince Edward P.E.C. Memorial Hospital The ROC C.N.I.B. Prince Edward P.E. Learning Centre (Backpack program) P.E.C. Minor Ball Hockey P.E. Community Theatre P.E.C. Air Cadets P.E.C. Minor Hockey Ride Program D.A.R.E. Program P.E.C.C.T.A.C. P.E.C.I. Scholarships Picton Legion Festival of Trees Picton Santa Claus Parade P.E. Curling Club C.A.S. Christmas Angels Quinte Dolphins P.E.C. Music Festival

Kids of Steel Food Bank Gilead Fellowship Christmas Dinner Reaching For Rainbows Relay for Life Cancer Walk P.E.C.I. Baseball P.E.C. Minor Baseball Canada Day Celebrations Transplant Advocate Assoc. Cystic Fibrosis Kin Scholarships Bloomfield AOTS Summer Camp Adventure Learning Experience Picton Legionettes Hockey Community Care for Seniors P.E.C. Soccer Assoc. P.E. Heart and Stroke PEFAC Swim to Survive Smart choice for Life P.E.C. Free Skate

Many thanks to all our kind donors to Kinsmen who have made all this wonderful work in Picton and Prince Edward County possible.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Kinsmen Club of Picton - 70 years serving Prince Edward County

Formation began in February 1944 and the Charter officially launched the Kinsmen Club of Picton on May 1st, 1944.Seventy years later the Kin still serve the communities greatest needs with service work and charitable fundraising in Picton and Prince Edward County. With only nineteen members at this time, it keeps

everyone busy trying to spread the workload. To celebrate their seventieth anniversary in Picton the Kinsmen are hosting a huge " Music in the Park " event Sunday May 25th from noon til 5:30 P.M. on the grass at Benson Park, 56 King St., Picton. Bring your own blankets or lawnchairs to enjoy the sounds of local bands

Enjoy the Celebrations

Happy 70th

Kinsmen Club of Picton

such as "Instant Rivalry", "Eric Baragar, the one man band", " Little Bluff" and "The Reasons". Music will include folk ballads, blues , rock, and of course good old time 60's- 70's rock n' roll, with a little country to boot. This promises to be the music event of the year and it's FREE ADMISSION so be sure not to miss it. As this

Any community group could take advantage of using the Kinsmen Van – “just fill it up after”

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Congratulations on 70 years of Community Service. We all look foward to many more.

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two, both Monday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 P.M. Kin meet twice a month to plan events such as our B.B.Q.s, Auction Night, Golf Tournament, Electronics waste collection days, Santa Claus parades, Relay for Life, P.E. Hospice walks and many other great community functions.

Hal Rogers – founder of Kinsmen Canada – awards Picton Kinsemen the award for the top service project in all of Canada.

Congratulations Picton Kinsmen

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afternoon in the park and bring your friends to make it a party to remember. Benson Hall has been the home of the Kinsmen for one year now since striking up a deal with the Municipality for rent and upkeep renovations. This is also home to our two T.V. bingos which air on Eastlink cable channel

With much appreciation for all your community service we say

KIWANIS CLUB OF PICTON CONGRATULATIONS and SINCERE BEST WISHES

is a fun family event there will also be free balloon sculpting by R.J. the balloon master and free face painting for the children. Something for the tummy the Kinsmen and Kinettes are offering up hamburgs, hotdogs, soft drinks, water, popcorn machine, candy floss and special cookies, for a small fee, so come out and spend the

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Our sincere congratulations to the Kinsmen Club of Picton for 70 years of outstanding service to our community

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The Picton Gazette This past year President Phil St. Jean and his merry band of Kinsmen made a huge donation of $ 10,000.00 to support the new P.E. Hospice building on Downes Ave. as a sign of continued support of this very much needed community asset. Kinsmen also are very supportive of our Picton Hospital and have contributed recently with the purchase of much

needed new medical equipment. Cystic Fibrosis is the national charity where Kin is the major fundraiser Canadawide. Due to our involvement research has allowed the C.F. disease lifespan to jump from childhood to survivors reaching their 40's now. Whenever you see a Picton Kinsman on a streetcorner flipping burgers or selling a raffle ticket or call-

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

ing T.V. bingo remember 90-95% of the money they raise stays in Prince Edward County to help needy projects or the less fortunate. Over the years the Picton Kinsmen have operated T.V. bingos, sold Nevada tickets, sold lightbulbs , brooms, and even pumpkins door to door to raise money. Two of the longest running fundraisers were the Home and Sport Show

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and eighties the Kinsmen were instrumental in the construction of the Senior Citizens Drop In Centre on Ross St. That project earned the Picton Kinsmen "the Hal Rogers Award" for Kin Service for all of Canada. It was a great time for all involved and the fellowship with the Seniors that followed was second to none. A young Debbie Moynes might just remember how

her Dad "Mac" enjoyed swinging that hammer to make a dream happen. Not only can every Picton Kinsmen be proud of his community but the community can also be proud of all the great achievments The Kinsmen accomplish for them. So please come out Sunday May 25th and help the Picton Kinsmen celebrate seventy years in the community.

The Kinsmen Club has been a long time supporter of the CAS Christmas Angel program.

For 25 years the Kinsmen presented the Home and Sport Show

Thank you Kinsmen for all your great work.

which ran for over twentyfive years and the Golf Tournament which is over thirty years old and still running. Other events such as the Gold Cup Race beer tent, wrestling, N.H.L. Oldtimers hockey game, music concerts in support of Cystic Fibrosis, Summerfest dances, Beeffests, fairparking and New Years Eve dances helped the club raise funds. In the seventies

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Phil St- Jean Terry DeRoche  Ross Lindsay Don Mowat

Current Picton Kinsmen Membership President Treasurer Past President

Elia Gallo Rick Caruso  Brent Timm Brian Lindensmith Larry Craig

Life Member

Mike Payette Chris Thompson John Sedore Terry Miller Rob Tomlin

Wayne Fenemore Paul Romanchuck Kevin McKinley Gary Davidson Ric Gould

Congratulations Kinsmen Club of Picton on 70 years of community service. Enjoy the festivities!

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C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S ! Thank you to all our members, past and present, for serving this great community

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Heal with Horses Therapeutic Centre making strides with autistic children Animals offer rare connection and comfort level Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

Wanda Morris could notice the difference in her son almost immediately. Morris' son Damon, who is autistic, first visited Hillier-based business Heal with Horses Therapeutic Centre earlier this year. Morris said it seemed as if bricks had been lifted off the 11 year old's shoulders almost as soon as entering the property. Opened in 2009, Heal with Horses offers Human Equine Assisted Learning (HEAL) utilizing horses, other animals, and a nature setting along with professional facilitation. The goal is to improve the lives of adults and children who suffer from several different neuropsychiatric and physical limitations. These include autism, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Disorder, depression, and anxiety. Morris said in three visits to the centre this year, she's seen definite change in

ConneCtIng Heal with Horses owner Suzanne Latchford, left, and Carol Donnan look on as Susan Brewster gives quarter horse Ratchet a big hug. Connecting through touch is a big part of the Heal with Horses therapeutic approach, and one that Latchford said provides a calming influence for visitors. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

Damon. “He's verbal, but he doesn't speak outside of the home that much. He's really lacking in the socializing skills, but he'll speak to the animals,” she said. “You see the smile that you don't

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He'll ask every day when we're going back.” She said Damon is slow to acclimate to new people, noting that it took him about five years before he would say much to a Community Living Prince Edward worker. But she said he's always been infatuated with animals. “We went to a petting zoo in Belleville, it has 10 animals and you could probably go through it in about 20 minutes. We were there three-and-a-half hours,” she said. “He's just so relaxed, you can just see the bricks coming off his shoulders.” Morris said she would recommend Heal with Horses to anyone. “I'm totally, totally amazed with it,” she said. Heal with Horses held an open house on Saturday to showcase some of the work they've been doing since opening. Owner Suzanne Latchford said while the business has been in operation since 2009, its expansion into special needs learning is a recent development. “There was a lot going on with autism and the numbers were growing so much,” she said. “I worked with a boy with autism just from the ground and saw how beneficial it was for him. From there I learned about the Horse Boy method.” The Horse Boy is an autobiographical book that follows Rupert Isaacson and his wife who seek treatment for their autistic son. The adventure takes them from Texas to Mongolia. Latchford said she brought Isaacson to Heal with Horses to learn about the Horse Boy method. “He developed the method just by trial and error, he noticed that when his son was on horseback he started to speak,” she said. Latchford said she feels autistic children can make a connection with the animals they may not be able to make with other people. She said the horses don't judge and are sensitive to their environment. “They're prey animals. They have that same sense of fear in a way because they're hunted,” she said. “The horses are aware of what's around them at all times and I think the autistic kids have that hyper sense of that as well, so they can just connect with them on a level that some of us can't.” Latchford said the ani-

mals act as a calming mechanism. “The sheer size of the horse helps people stay grounded in a sense,” she said. Latchford said there's science behind the practice. She said it has been clinically documented that interacting with animals can change brainwave patterns in humans. She said it's believed the rhythmic hiprocking motion created by riding releases the hormones oxytocin and serotonin, which she said makes riders feel good. Oxytocin has also been referred to as the “bonding hormone” while serotonin has been found to promote elevated mood. “Once that is released they feel sheer joy and their level of stress is minimized to the point where they can actually learn,” said Latchford. “You can get spontaneous communication from them, you can also slip in teaching them some mathematics — real based games, tag on horseback, scavenger hunt, we can go for a trail ride.” She said when working with autistic children she tries to involve parents and siblings as well. She said much of the programs are child led. “Especially with autistic kids, they can shut down really quickly. Our goal is to not let that happen, so we kind of follow their lead,” she said. Heal with Horses worker Amy Graham said the program allows for open-ended learning with things like the water wall. “It's something the child can do from the horse if they want to, they can do it from a platform. You can then just talk about where rain comes from, you can talk about gravity — it's very openended,” she said. She said fine and gross motor skills are developed through the use of sensory bins. “It's just this no-pressure learning style,” said Graham. Latchford said the animals help take away the feeling of being in therapy without taking away the actual therapy. She said it can be more welcoming and give the kids a chance to explore the world. Heal with Horses is located at 997 Danforth Road in Hillier and Latchford is a certified HEAL facilitator.

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Wellington evaluates young hopefuls for upcoming season Two weeks after hosting Dudley Hewitt, Dukes host camp to help retool roster Jason Parks

Staff writer

It seems like just a couple of weeks ago the Wellington Dukes were a goal away from playing for a birth to the RBC Cup national championship. Actually, it was just a couple of weeks ago the 2013-2014 season ended for the local Junior A hockey team, but seasons start to meld together thanks (in part) to things like the activity taking part at the Essroc Arena last weekend. The Dukes hosted their annual spring evaluation camp, a chance for local and international prospects to get a leg up on making the 2014-2015 Wellington Dukes roster. Over 60 prospective Dukes were put through their paces in exhibition matches and Wellington Dukes coach and general manager Marty Abrams liked what he saw from the home grown talent. “I was really impressed with the local players in the 16- and 17-year-old age bracket,” Abrams told the Gazette this week. “The guys from the Quinte and Kingston areas had a really strong showing and that includes the netminders. Goaltending will be key for the Dukes in the upcoming season. After loading up on veterans for the Dudley Hewitt Cup championship, this coming years team (baring any major deals by Abrams) will likely be on the younger side. That might include a

young backup to Taylor Welsh who is expected to start the season as Wellington's number one puck stopper. Acquired last season as an insurance policy for the now graduated Tyson Teichmann, Welsh has grown on Abrams and looks to get a chance for primary goalkeeping duties when the team breaks fall training camp in mid-September. “Welshy is going to be our guy to start the season, He's got two years as the No. 1 guy in Orangeville so there's now reason he can't step in and assert himself as our top goalie,” Abrams said. Prior to camp, Abrams said 18-year-old forward Nick DeVito would be one that could impress at this camp. Well, DeVito did impress enough to have Abrams sign the Averill Park, New York native for the upcoming season. In 63 games in the United States Premier Hockey League last season, Devito counted for 45 points while suiting up for the South Kent Selects. “He came as advertised, he's a skilled player that make plays, he can skate, has tenacity, is an energetic player with overall skill and speed that we like,” Abrams said. One intriguing prospect trying to cut his teeth this past weekend was 16-yearold Aidan Girduckis.

See PROSPECTS, page 31

finding the net Dukes prospect Dorian Overland beats goaltender Ben Popovich blocker side on a penalty shot during a scrimmage at the Dukes' annual spring development camp Saturday. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

Close finish PECI junior sprinter Lucas Clarke charges to the finish line in the 100-metre dash heats at the Bay of

Quinte Track and Field Championships Wednesday in Belleville. Clarke won silver in the 200-metre dash, bronze in the long jump and earned a fourth in the 100-metre dash final. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Juniors step up to lead Panthers Injuries sideline perennial track and field stars, newcomers grab medals at Bay of Quinte finals Jason Parks

Staff writer

The fastest senior sprinter this side of Toronto went to the staring blocks about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, went through his normal routine and exploded from the starting line in his normal, controlled method. But as PECI's Cole Norton sped along the Bruce Faulds Track, moving five to six metres ahead of the field in the final 100 m heat, he felt a tightening in his left hamstring. He cruised over the finish line in 11:28, the top time in the 34 man field but the race would be the one and only for the local speedster. Norton's secondary school track season came to a screeching halt before it barely got started as he will sit out the remainder 2014 with leg issues and the dreams of upgrading the Ontario Silver (200 m) and Bronze (100 m) medals he attained during a magical 2013 season remain just that-dreams. PECI track and field coach Bob Bell said Norton felt some discomfort after a weight training session earlier this month.

no holes in this wall No holes in this

Wall- PECI midget thrower Aiden Wallwork competes in the shot put Wednesday at Mary Anne Sills Park. While Wallwork placed eighth in this event, he topped the javelin event with a throw of 32.6 metres. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

“I think (his hamstring) was bothering him a little bit prior to Wednesday, but

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it differently tightened up in the 100-metre heat. He jogged the final and that

was it. He's been getting treated with physiotherapy but he's going to shut it down for the rest of the season and that's probably a good thing because he hasn't totally blown his hamstring up and if he continued to push on and push through, that's a real danger. He's got next season to focus on,” Bell said. The coach added Norton was upset at Wednesday's outcome. “He's disappointed but he sees the wisdom and taking some time off,” Bell said. The injury bug has also bit standout senior Mitch Reid. Reid grabbed a silver in the long jump (5.42 m) but was forced to jog the 200metre final after being seeded fourth due to a hip injury. “We will have to make a decision on Mitch (today) at (The Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics) meet,” Bell said. But minus starry outings from their two veteran performers, the PECI team was buoyed by a number of first -year performers.

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carrying the torch Keneil Warren was the

midget boys sprinter to beat at the Bay of Quinte Track and Field competition, earning gold in the 100- and 200-metre sprints at the Bruce Faulds Track. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Senior athletes also impress in their first competition

TRACK, from page 24

At the top of the pile was midget sprinter Keniel Warren who took home Bay of Quinte gold in the 100-metre (11.91 s) and 200 -metre (24.71 s) sprints. Bell was enthused by Warren's first Bay of Quinte meet. “It was a fantastic performance from a very talented young man and we're hopeful he may catch on with Quinte Legion Track and do some training and take it to the next level,” Bell said. “He mimicked what Cole Norton did in his midget year and he's got a great future ahead of him.” The quiet Grade 9 student-athlete turned some veteran heads Wednesday “I think he's finding the attention a little daunting and starting to realize that he's going be noticed but he's very quiet and unassuming and he's really taking it all in stride really well,” Bell added. Junior Josh Stecknicki also had an outstanding day for PECI, winning the long jump (5.60 m) and taking silver in the 100-metre (11.84) and triple jump (12.04 m). Fellow junior Lucas Clarke is one to watch today at COSSA as he had a great meet last week, winning a silver medal in the 200-metre dash (24.73 s), a bronze medal in the long jump (5.38 m) and fourth in the 100metre dash (11.93 s). PECI throwers were on their game as well Wednes-

day. Midget boy Aiden Wallwork won the javelin event (32.6 m)and also qualified for the Central Ontario championships in the shot put. “Aiden has those bloodlines being (2007 OFSAA bronze medalist) Ian Wallwork's cousin, and throws the same way that Ian did,” Bell said. On the ladies side, Vanessa Willis looks to be in line to continue the tradition of great PECI throwers as she captured the midget girls shot put (8.85 m), and won bronze in the discus (18.80 m) and javelin (17.04 m) competitions. Other Bay of Quinte champions included Trista Mckee-Arlidge who won the 100-metre dash and the 200metre dash in the blind athlete category. Some first-year track athletes making splashes Wednesday include three seniors wearing the panther colours for the first time at the Bay of Quinte meet. Senior Seth Van Vlack won silver in the long jump (5.44 m) while Aaron Bonham Carter was third in the 100-metre dash (11.68). Jamie Ferguson also had a nice Bay of Quinte debut in his last year of eligibility, qualifying in the long and triple jump. “They are all tremendous athletes and we've been bugging them for years to get out and try it and I think they are having a lot of fun so far. They are definitely kicking themselves for not getting out sooner,” Bell laughed.

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

Register for Beef Sen$e This 4-H Ontario conference is for youth from ages 18 to 25. Find out from some of the top farmers what it takes to run a successful beef operation. Gain an advantage by learning the importance of beef business management and how it can lead to increased profits. By touring top beef farms in Ontario, you’ll see successful management systems in action. Network with young beef farmers and industry leaders and learn the key elements of a succession plan. The maximum number of participants for this conference is limited to 40. This conference is co-managed with the Beef Farmers of Ontario. The conference registration deadline is July 3, 2014 and the date of the event is August 7 – 9, 2014 at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. The cost to attend is $125 per person + HST. This includes accommodations, meals, tour travel and resource materials. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. For more information, please visit: bit.ly/1kLWkz9. May 24 - Almonte Truck and Tractor Pull, 10am – 3:30pm, Almonte Fair Grounds, 195 Water ST., Almonte, ON. Antique Tractors, Farm Tractors & 4X4 Trucks. BBQ put on by the Lanark County 4-H’ers. Admission is $10 per person kids 12 and under is Free if accompanied by an adult. All proceeds from this event will go to the North Lanark Agricultural Society For more information on the event go to

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June 5-8 - Brooklin Spring Fair (Brooklin Agricultural Society), 67 Winchester Rd E, Brooklin, Whitby, ON. Admission Prices Family Day Pass $25.00 (For up to 5 people with a maximum of 2 adults and kids up to 12 years) Adults/Seniors/Students $10.00 Children 5-12 $5.00 Under 5 years of age Free! Parking: Free. From Oshawa and East: Exit the 401 at Thickson Rd. in Whitby. Go north approximately 11 km to Winchester Rd. and turn left onto Winchester Rd. The fairgrounds are a short distance away on your left. For the parking lot turn left on St. Thomas St. just before the fairgrounds. For more information contact Michelle Ratte at 905-655-7093 or email secretary@brooklinspringfair.com or visit www.brooklinspringfair.com June 12 - Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture Monthly Director Meeting, 7:30-10pm, OPP Office Boardroom, County Rd. 1, (Schoharie Road), Picton. All Welcome! Contact Patti Stacey at 613-476-3842 or email princeedwardfarmers@gmail.com

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FOB Trenton as quoted by TRENTON GRAIN Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CORN - $181.00/t NEW CROP CORN - $174.00/t NEW CROP WHEAT - $241.00/t SOYBEANS - $586.00/t NEW CROP SOYBEANS - $468.00/t

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ARTICLES FOR SALE

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APPLIANCES USED REFRIGERATORS

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NEW APPLIANCES PAYS CASH$$$

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CASH PAID FOR. Signs, advertising items, oil & gas related items, watches, clocks, toys, old banks, marbles, MahJong games, shaving items, fountain pens, lighters, Moorcroft pottery, glass, kitchenwares 20’s-50’s, and much, much more; also buying gold and silver. 613-393-5886 PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE refinishing and restoration. Antiques bought and sold. Free pick-up and delivery. Butler Creek Antiques, Schoharie Rd. 613-476-1142.

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PETS

FREE TO A GOOD HOME. 2 adult lab dogs, good with cats, moving and can’t take them with me, would love for them to be kept together. 613-476-7061. QUINTE PET Minders. Loving care for your pets in their own home. Daily visits also overnights and vacation stays. 613-476-6265

CARS AND TRUCKS

1988 K5 BLAZER from North Carolina, 4x4, 350. Certified, et-test, plus parts Blazer. $6,900 obo. 613471-1182 2001 CHEV Diesel 1 ton dump truck, excellent condition, never winter driven, 135,000km. 613399-5143 2002 HYUNDAI Elantra, 4dr, auto, pl, pw, cruise and air, 231km, $2500+tax All vehicles safety, etested, and 6mo/6000km warranty. Call Joe at Lightfoot Motors 613-813-5401. CARS AND trucks wanted for scrap or recycling, we buy scrap metal, free pickup or you bring in. Dan 613-438-7572. We also sell auto parts and tires. MOBILE SCRAP yard, RSM recycling is looking for end of life cars, top dollar for full-size complete vehicles picked up, also buying large equipment, appliances, copper, aluminum, brass, stainless and lead batteries. Call us today for current market prices. 613-5721281 or 613-848-1902.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

2006 VICTORY Jackpot, sunset red, lots of chrome, many extras, must see $8,500. Picton 613476 5509

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT Retail Space FOR LEASE:

124 Main St: 1) Small Retail $700/month, incl. utility 311 Main St: 1) Retail $750/month, incl. utility

Apply at our Office: 141 Main St, Picton Please Call: 613-476-3275 First & Last & References

OFFICE SPACE, first month rent free. Waiting room, office & examination room or 3 offices, downtown Picton, main floor/no stairs, excellent signage, rent $659 monthly including heat. Professional building. Has been used in past as chiropractic centre and hearing centre. 613-476-7980

FOR RENT

1 BEDROOM available immediately or June $925 all inclusive, clean, quiet, non-smk building. Contact Brian, 613-614-1098

1 BEDROOM condo at the Edward Building, heat/air/water/satellite, heated underground parking included in rent 613-393-5850. 1 BEDROOM totally furnished including cable TV and internet. By the week or the month. Email beachbumstores@yahoo.ca or 613-476-7980

1 LARGE bedroom, livingroom and dining area, eat-in kitchen, fridge & stove, lots of closet space, laundry facilities, patio door to deck with gazebo. Garden space on 2 acres. Separate entrance. Heat and hydro included. Nonsmoking seniors. 10 min. to Picton. $850 monthly. 613-476-1529 2 BEDROOM 2 bath, brand new modular home, town water, deck, open concept, grass cut, snowplowing included, $1195 plus utilities (gas heat) Seniors Discount. Raspberry Fields 100 Upper Lake St. 613-885-1307. 2 BEDROOM 2 bath, newly renovated, large kitchen, livingroom and yard, laundry hookups, fridge/stove included, quiet location Picton, available April 1st, $995mo. plus utilities. contact jeffinpec@gmail.com

FOR RENT

2 BEDROOM 2nd floor apartment of a house in Picton, available June 1 $850+ water/sewer, includes heat, parking, front yard, low maintenance 613-476-8052. 2 BEDROOM apartment in Picton, large fenced yard close to downtown, newly renovated, beautiful balcony $800+hydro, first/last/references available July 1st 613484-0828. 2 BEDROOM apartment, 1 car parking, $650 monthly plus hydro. Well maintained 12-plex. Suit quiet, mature adults. References required. 613-920-1017 2 BEDROOM apartment, available May $1050 monthly plus hydro. Large, clean, fully updated, mature, quiet person only. Non-smk building. Contact Brian. 613-240-5332. 2 BEDROOM bungalow, new flooring, bathroom renovated, nice yard, lawn maintenance and snow removal included. Heat and hydro average $175. monthly. Suitable for senior or couple. $695 plus. Local cell 613-885-1307

GREAT TENANTS WANTED

4 bedroom townhome available now. Bright, clean, freshly painted, hardwood floors, large yard, end unit.

50% off first month’s rent.

Sentinel Property Management 613-966-9079

HOUSE FOR rent in Lovely Bloomfield - Renovated, bright and spotless. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Carport. Fridge and stove. Washer/dryer hookups. Small finished basement. Backyard with screened porch. Prefer no pets and nonsmoking. First and last months rent as well as references required. $1250. monthly plus utilities. Call Liz 613-756-5542

FEATURED HOMES FOR RENT

NEW CONSTRUCTION! Macaulay Village: 2 bed. bungalow, avail late spring $1200/month plus util. Belleville: 2 bedroom luxury condo rent $1600/month plus util. Apply at our Office:

141 Main St, Picton

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

LAKEFRONT, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, Wellington, yearly rental $1300 monthly + hydro, nonsmoker, no pets. lakehouse.pec@gmail.com WATERFRONT CHALET style home with lots of pine & hardwood, 2 bedrooms, both with ensuites, dream kitchen with stainless steel appliances, all rooms have water view, sit on your 50’ deck and listen to a waterfall. Reasonable rent for mature non-smoking adults. Possible rent to own or lease with option to buy 613-885-7890.

ER CARE ELD RETIREMENT HOME

has rooms available starting at $1,600 monthly inclusive Please call 613-393-2741 Let us spoil you!

WANTED TO RENT

WANTED: YEAR round cottage to rent near Picton. Phone 613-7077062

To place your Classified Ad Call 613-476-3201

www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

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

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

LARGE ONE bedroom + Den Condo in central heritage building in Picton, fresh upgraded carpet & appliances, ensuite laundry, air conditioning $156,500 613-476-7313.

WANTED

MINT AND used postage stamps, covers, post cards, coins and paper money. Call Bob, 613-967-2118 WANTED STANDING Timber, hard and soft wood. Also looking for field boulders 613-968-5182.

WANTED TO BUY WILL Buy Scrap

Vehicles, Metals and Appliances and will do moving, dump runs of brush, grass cutting, garage & basement cleaning

CALL CHAPPY’S

613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117

EMPLOYMENT WANTED

A SPRING day is the time to clean eavestroughs, get yard work done, flowerbeds cleaned, gardens rototilled, 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 & sheds Bob 476-4789.

HELP WANTED

CAT SITTING in your home, needed for two cats during twofour week holidays. We provide equipment, food and litter. Call 613-476-0049. INDIVIDUAL WITH good knowledge of gardening and plants to help me maintain my flower gardens. For information and location please call Jenny Goodall, 613476-7520 JOIN THE Subway Team in a fun, fast paced environment. Competitive wages. Experience an asset but not a must. Drop resume to 166 Main Street, Picton. SUMMER STUDENT position. Assistant curator at Naval Marine Archives 205 Main Street Picton 613-476-1177.

FOUND

2 YOUNG female cats, 1 tabby, 1 cream, found in Picton area, 613885-2909.

CARD OF THANKS

On April 19th my family held an 85th birthday party for me at the Elks Hall. I would like to thank all my family and friends who came from near and far to help me celebrate my birthday. Also thank you for all the cards, gifts and birthday wishes I received. It was an absolutely wonderful afternoon and I will never forget it. June Williams

BAILEY’S RECYCLABLES

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

FREE Pickup

613-476-1621

GRASS CUTTING Serving Prince Edward County, good rates, quality service, large & small jobs, using John Deere Zero turn mower. Call Paul for free estimate, 613-6541401. Fully insured. We show up!

HOUSEKEEPING. One time or whatever you need. Phone 613-393-1357.

INDOOR/OUTDOOR MASONRY. Small jobs, concrete floors, repair work, fireplace/woodstove backing, pointing, basement, repair work, professional masonry and brick cleaning, repair brick & block work. Small deck and small deck repairs. Call George 613-393-2144 or 343-263-0027.

SHEILA BRUSHEY Catering. Buffet lunches, dinners and banquets. Sandwich trays, d’oeuvres, homemade dessert trays and more. 613393-5021.

Sun Ray Painting 34 years of experience Serving Picton-Bloomfield and area

Ray Paquette

613-847-1527

COMING EVENTS

BELLEVILLE DOLL & Teddy Bear Show & Sale. June 1, 2014, Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Dr. Belleville 10am-4pm Admission $4, free for children with adults. Contact Bev Lasher 613-966-8095. HABITAT FOR Humanity Fundraiser, Saturday, May 31st, 12-2 at West Lake Church (1901 Cty Rd 12). Chili, hotdogs, bake sale, loonie raffles, games, cotton candy and more.

The Picton Chapter of the Eastern Star is hosting a

to raise money for the Food for Learning Breakfast Program for local schools

BRIDGE LUNCHEON

at the Elk’s Hall in Picton

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Lunch at 12 noon Bridge to follow at 1pm Cost is $10 per person Includes a great lunch, prizes for bridge winners and lots of door prizes.

PLEASE RESERVE A TABLE BY JUNE 1ST by calling Val MacDonald 613 476 4667

COMING EVENT

Picton Chapter #273 Order of the Eastern Star Presents our 8th annual

DOWN EAST LOBSTER SUPPER Saturday, June 14, 2014

At the Prince Edward Masonic Hall 13251 Loyalist Parkway, Picton 2 sittings 4:30 P.M. and 6:45 P.M. Steak $15, PEI Lobster $25, Steak and Lobster $35 includes potatoes, salads, desserts, beverages ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY for tickets, call Val MacDonald 476-4667 Pat Norton 966-9499, Barb Crane 476-3283 Net proceeds from this event will be in support of FOOD FOR LEARNING BREAKFAST PROGRAM N PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SCHOOLS


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MEMORIAMS

SHELLEY, Ken. In loving memory of Ken, who passed away May 28, 2003. Eleven years have passed since you were called away, But we remember you each and every day, The midnight stars are shining upon your silent grave, Beneath it sleeps the one we love, the one we could not save. Loved and remembered by wife Mabel, Rick, Ron and Cheryl and families.

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

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476-3757 BIRtH

Finally after 7 years, Big Sister Emilie is thrilled to announce the safe arrival of her baby brother, Emerson David Dennis Born on March 6, 2014 at 7:18am, weighing 9lbs 8.2oz and 51 cm long at Belleville General. Proud parents are Evan & Amie Lewis (Frost) Proud grandparents Denny & Bonnie Frost, and Rita Pringle. Proud guardian angels Grandpa David, Grandma Doris and Grandpa Gerald. Special thanks to Dr. Clarke and Angela Haight for all their care & support during our pregnancy & delivery. Special thanks to Nanny & Poppy for all the help in the first two weeks, and Aunt Angie & Uncle Paul for all their help since then. Our family is complete & we are truly blessed with all the love & support from family & friends.

MEMORIAMS

dOuGHERtY- Barrie. April 23, 2007. Remembrance is a golden chain. Death tries to break, but all in vain To have, to love and then to part Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart The years may wipe out many things But this they wipe out never The memory of those happy days When we were all together. Loving wife Emma and family.

GERALd pRInGLE

In Memory of my loving husband Gerald Pringle, who passed away 11 years ago on May 22. You always had the time to share Time to give And time to care A loving nature, Kind and true. This is the way, We remember you. Because we have that special place, Right here within our hearts. Forever Loved and deeply missed by your wife, Rita. 鵷鵸 In Memory of our loving father, Gerald Pringle, who passed away 11 years ago on May 22. If we had all the world to give We'd give it, yes and more... To hear his voice, see his smile And greet him at the door. But all we can do dear father Is go and tend your grave, And leave behind tokens of love To the best Dad God made. Forever loved and deeply missed by Bonnie and Denny Frost. 鵷鵸 In Memory of our loving Grandpa and Great Grandpa, Gerald Pringle, who passed away 11 years ago on May 22. Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts you are always there. The gates of memory will never close. We miss you more than anyone knows, With tender love and deep regret, We who love you will never forget. Forever loved and deeply missed by Amie, Evan, Emilie, Emerson, Angie, Paul, Michael and Caleb. 鵷鵸 In loving memory of a dear father Gerald Pringle, who passed away May 22, 2003. I have lost Heaven has gained The most wonderful Dad This world contained There is just one thing That makes me glad God chose you to be my Dad. I never ask for miracles But today one would do To see the front door open And to see my Dad walk through. Missing and loving you forever. Paul & Kathy. 鵷鵸 In loving memory of our dear grandpa, Gerald Pringle. What we would give to clasp his hand His dear sweet face to see To hear his voice To see his smile That meant so much to us You left behind you aching hearts, That loved you most sincere We never did nor never will Forget you dear grandpa. XO love Candace and Christy

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HAWLEY, Albert Johnson

In MEMORIAM In loving memory of doug and Amelia Merchant Dear Parents, Grandparents and Great-Grandparents who passed away December 8, 1999 and May 23, 1999. It seems like yesterday, but it has been 15 years, since we were able to sit down over a cup of tea and have a visit, to hear your voices and see your smiles. There is not a day goes by that you are not thought of and missed. We celebrate your life today and are grateful for the time we had with you both. Forever in our hearts, Barb, Merv and families.

Suddenly at his home on Tuesday May 13, 2014, Albert Hawley of Quaker Rd., at the age of 53. Beloved son of the late Herman and Marion Hawley. Loved brother of Ronald and his wife Susan, Sammy and Diane and her husband Lorne Zilney. Albert will be missed by his nieces and nephews Robin, Melissa, Cathy and Howard, great nieces and nephews and long time friend Nancy Peterson. Mr. Hawley rested at the HIcks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.    613-4765571 A Graveside Service was held in Glenwood Cemetery on Friday May 16 at 4 pm. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiated. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only, please) www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

MEMORIAM

dEAtH

McCOnnELL

In loving memory of our much loved parents Roger and Beverly McConnell, who left us May 17, 1982 June 18, 1983 In our hearts your memories linger Always tender, fond and true, There is not a day dear mom and dad That we do not think of you. Loving and kind in all their ways, Upright and just through their days, Sincere and true in their hearts & minds Beautiful memories they left behind. Missed and loved by Paul and Kathy. 鵷鵸 In loving memory of our grandparents Roger and Beverly You may be gone but know this Wherever you are your spirit is with us, Wherever you are Your memory still lives with us, Wherever you are Your hearts are still tied to us. Wherever you are We will always love you, Wherever you are We cherish your memory, Wherever you are You are something we will never forget. Love Candace and Christy, Jordan, Carter and Carson.

dEAtHS

COLE, C. LaVerne

Surrounded by the love of his family at Hospice Prince Edward on Wednesday May 14th, 2014.  LaVerne Cole of Ridge Road, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of 65 years of Rose.  Loved father of Charles and his wife Penny of Wellington, Linda and her husband Larry Lyons of RR 2 Bloomfield, Robert and his partner Barb of RR 7 Belleville, and Susan and her husband Larry Phillips of Glenburnie.  Dear brother of Howard and his wife Doris and the late Viola, Mamie, Archie, Gerald, Lawrence and Dan.  Proud “Poppy” of Bruce, Adam, Sara, T.J., Wade, Krista, Stephanie, Jacqueline, Les, Chris, Greg and Brad and great grandfather of eight. Mr. Cole rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 78 Picton on Thursday May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Padre Bill Kidnew and the Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. If desired, donations to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

pRInGLE, James Anson

Suddenly at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday May 16, 2014, Jim Pringle of Picton, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (nee Minaker) and loved father of Elizabeth (Chris Palmer) of Belleville, Barb Morey and Ernie, both of Trenton, Jamie (Karen) of Calgary, Jason (Angela) of Wellington and Sara (Garry Lewis) of Demorestville. Proud grandfather of 14 and greatgrandfather of 10. Dear brother of Mary Jane Hutchison and the late Barb Young (Max), Betty Vanhecke (Ed) and Bob. Jim will be especially missed by his best friend Tom. Mr. Pringle rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.   613-476-5571 Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday May 21 at 2 pm. followed by cremation. The Reverend Robert Jones officiating. If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please) The family received friends on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 pm. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca FUNERAL HOME

613-476-5571

HELp WAntEd

a vacation rental & property management agency in PEC, is now accepting applications for summer housekeeping. For more details, visit

www.countyholidayhomes.com/Home/Jobs or call 613-476-5993.

Mark’s Chip Truck Mark’s County Chips, located at the Picton Canadian Tire, is looking for an energetic experienced cook/counterperson. Must be neat in appearance and able to work in a fast-paced environment. To apply, email resume to marksfoodtruck@gmail.com or drop by the chip truck with your resume. Now open 7 days a week

Whattam Funeral Home SWAtMAn, doris

Suddenly at QHC-Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in her 82nd year. Daughter of the late Edmond and Catherine Dupuis. Beloved wife of George Swatman of Belleville. Loving mother of Jocelyn (Nick) Whalen of Sharbot Lake, Charlene Swatman of Vars, and John (Eden) Swatman of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of David, Jacob, Meriel, Erica, Rowan and Jason. Dear sister of Dora, Julie, Louise and Geneva. Doris is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the family receiving friends at the church from 10:30. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, Picton. Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613-968-2273). If desired, Memorial Donations to the Gleaners Food Bank would be appreciated by the family.

Part-Time Retail Wine Boutique for end of June to September Great for college/univ student! Please email resume to info@del-gattoestates.ca or in person to 3609 County Road 8 Thurs to Sun. 11am-5pm 613-476-8198

Looking for Automotive technician or Apprentice. to join the Stormy’s team please apply in person or e-mail resume to

stormys@kos.net 613-476-2188

Mark Heating & Cooling Ltd. is currently looking& forCooling a licensed Mark Heating Ltd.gas fitter/technician is currently looking for a licensed gas to join fitter/technician our successful team. Musttohave tools and reliable join own our successful team. transportation. Must have own tools and reliable Wages aretransportation. based on experience. How to apply: Wages are based on experience. Fax resume 613-476-1401 How to apply: Drop offFax resume to 456 Cty. Rd. 1, Picton resume 613-476-1401 Email: tim@markheatingandcooling.com Drop off resume to 456 Cty. Rd. 1, Picton Email: tim@markheatingandcooling.com ALL INQUIRIES ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL ALL INQUIRIES ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

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THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF PRINCE EDWARD JOB OPPORTUNITY ENGINEERING, DEVELOPMENT & WORKS DRIVER - ROADS The County of Prince Edward is an island community on the shores of Lake Ontario with a proud United Empire Loyalist heritage. Boasting beautiful beaches and a unique rural landscape, the County offers serene country living. Our strong agricultural roots, thriving tourism attractions, renowned regional cuisine, and growing wine industry combine to offer a unique and unmatched quality of life. Our Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Driver – Roads. Reporting to the Area Roads Supervisor, this position’s primary duties will be to provide the safe operation of roads equipment for the maintenance and construction of County roads, bridges and landfill and transfer sites. The ideal candidate qualifications:

will

possess

the

following

• Minimum Grade 12 diploma or equivalency • Ability to operate tandem and single axle trucks for road maintenance, construction and snow removal • Previous experience in the operation of heavy equipment • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team as required • Proven communication and customer service skills • Ability to complete tasks involving heavy pushing, pulling and lifting on a regular basis and work in an uncontrolled environment • Knowledge and training under the Occupational Health and Safety Act • Proof of valid Class “DZ” Driver’s Licence and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract The current salary range for this full-time position is $20.24 to $21.25 per hour, as per band 5 of C.U.P.E. Local 2275’s collective agreement. Please direct your cover letter and resume prior to 9:00 am on May 26, 2014 to careers@pecounty.on.ca We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer and support applicants with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process. The personal information being collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

AUCTION AUCTION SALES FRIDAY, MAY 23RD

Consignment Sale 6:30pm Viewing 5:00pm 662 Cty. Rd. #12. 3.5 kms southwest of Bloomfield at Koopmans Auction Centre See website www.koopmansauctionservices.com Always accepting good clean consignment for upcoming sales. We also conduct Estates, Farm and Commercial sales on site. Canteen Available, Terms: Cash and Debit For your entire auction needs, call Auctioneer: Gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732

SATURDAY, MAY 24TH

AT 10:00 A.M. ON SITE AUCTION SALE - THE ESTATE OF KEN EATON, CAMDEN EAST, ONT. CANADIANA FURNITURE, TOYS, SHOP TOOLS, ETC. Directions: From Hwy. 401 east of Napanee take Camden East Road north into Camden East. Continue north 3 kms. to Dewey Road. Turn east & follow to sale site at 285 Dewey Road. This sale features a number of pieces of early Canadiana furniture and primitives, as well as folk art, wood shop tools & garden supplies. Antique food storage locker from Camden East area ( mid 19th century), Kitchen table with hand hewn legs, square nails & original paint from Sydenham Ski Lodge, library box cabinet, antique map cupboard, 2 Prince Edward County clock shelves, antique dove tailed Waterloo County blanket box dated from the 19th century, “Challenge” antique oak ice box in beautiful condition, 1880s original paint dome top chest, antique wooden carpenter’s box, old painted tool chest, fireside wall box, B.C. salmon box, antique pail bench, wicker fern stand, wooden rocker, washstand, 2 board square nailed tapered leg kitchen table, double bed, 3 drawer chest & night table (painted), oak coffee table, wicker chair, wicker fern stand with liner, jam cupboard, large number of old tin toys including a Structo dump truck, Lincoln grader, steam shovel, other tin trucks, several cast iron toys, red ware finger jug, folk art goose decoy, coke box, folk art original paint wooden wind mill, block planes, milk bottles, duck decoys, decorated stoneware crocks, collection of old bottles, old trunk, old parrot cage, early Canadian child’s sled, large number of old tins, old trim, windows, panel door, brass knobbed bed, wooden boxes, planters, a number of finger jugs, wooden mallet, retro ash tray, lantern, shotgun style milk cans, bamboo side tables, several prints, modern lamps, box of fishing tackle & rods. 2 wooden spools of hi amp electrical wire, 13 ft. x 44 ft. area rug, Poulan Pro chain saw, air nailer, 50 inch flat screen TV, double pedestal kitchen table/2 leaves & 6 chairs, 6 pieces of 20 ft. rebar, 7 new slider windows. Troy-Bilt 6 H.P. trimmer mower, garden dump cart, Portable woodsplitter/ 5.5 H.P. Honda motor, Jonsred CS2145 chainsaw, Stihl MS230 chain saw, Ridgid compound saw on Ryobi stand, Campbell Hausfeld portable air compressor, King 14 inch wood band saw, Craftsman 10 inch scroll saw, Mastercraft table top drill press, Craftsman 10 inch table saw, 12 gallon shop vac, delta 6 inch grinder, chop saw, gluing clamps, number of hand power tools, large qty. of shop hardware, cant hook, garden tools, scythe, small anvil vise, power mac chain saw & numerous other shop related tools. All shop & garden tools are in excellent condition. This is a very interesting sale of Canadiana furniture, folk art pieces, tools & old primitives found around this century farmstead. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, MC or Cheque/ID Estate and/or auctioneers not responsible in case of accident

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH

AT 5:00 P.M. AUCTION SALE - ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Dir. From 401 Belleville take Hwy 37 North 2km to Casey Rd., turn east and follow 6km to 1146 Casey Rd. Antique brass inlayed sideboard, antique doctors examination chair, empire round side table, Eiffel tower wicker floor lamp, antique organ stool, signed 1869 Hunzinger chair, antique high chair, antique inlayed ladies and gents chairs, Victorian platform rocker, small antique cabinet, crock (Trenton liquor store), 1965 Coca Cola 48” Button sign, 1957 Coca Cola door push, Coca Cola ice pick, Coca Cola 45’s record case, 1905 Indian folk art beaded bird pincushion, old wooden duck decoys, 1940’s “Wrigley’s” Adam Gum vending machine, Hamilton Beach malt mixer, Dow Ale porcelain enameled beer tray, antique merchant scale, early 60’s Ray Charles concert poster, pocket watch (A McFee Belleville), 1953 Crosley radio, vintage jewelry, Aladdin lamp, Bradley and Hubbard banquet lamp, several other oil lamps, old Belleville postcards and memorabilia, 1936 program for Belleville 200 mile motorcycle race, vintage fishing catalogues and books, vintage canoe paddles and back rests, vintage horse saddle stands, antique phone, antique typewriter, vintage drive in speakers, brass horse doorstop, rare bosson Indian plaques, cameo glass lamp base, Moorcroft toothpick, opalescent glass epergne, Royal Beyreuth vase, Wedgwood bowl, pitchers and tea set, Maling jardinière, ginger jar and vases, Goebel bookends, Nippon charger, Coalport figurine Andrea, Royal Doulton Bunnykin bank, Grimwades biscuit jar, Art Deco nude lady flower frog, McKee glass punch bowl, pair of small Staffordshire deer, Mickey Mouse egg cup, several inkwells, several Mrs Elbee figurines, vintage lighters, fountain pens, and bottle openers, lamp parts, and shades, clock mechanisms and parts, old cameras and lenses, old bottles, several pictures, beaver sealer, vintage unopened Elvis lp’s, vintage bow, antique hardware, etc. For a larger listing and pictures go to auctioneers website. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com Terms: Cash Debit, Visa, MC or Cheque/ID Lunch available Owner and/or auctioneers not responsible for accident sale day.

MONDAY, MAY 26TH AT 1:00 P.M.

ANTIQUE, MODERN AND ESTATE AUCTION SALE From a local Napanee home and other excellent items. From the Palace Napanee Fairgrounds, York St., Napanee FEATURING: Antique oak buffet; 1860 dresser with glove box; wash stand; large ornate buffet & hanging mirror; bedroom suite; 8 matching dining room chairs; dining table & 4 chairs; single bed; 2 recliners; king size bed (exc); older chesterfield in exc. con. CHINA: 8 five piece place setting, plus several other pieces of Old Country Rose (100 total); Cranberry; Depression; crystal; signed Toby jugs; 4 framed Keirstead plates; stain glass lamps; OTHER: Horse drawn buggy (exc); wheel barrow scales (good); radio; 2 kid’s bikes; step ladders; small tools; fishing rod, reels & tackle; die case cars; Eatons memorabilia ; 9 cubic foot chest freezer NO BUYERS PREMIUM - Very Partial Listing VIEWING SALE DAY ONLY - 12:00 p.m. Terms: Cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard only. NEIL LAMBERT, AUCTIONEER Napanee 613-354-3406 e-mail Sally1@KOS.net For pictures www.lambertauctions.ca

THURSDAY, MAY 29TH

AT 10:00 A.M. ON SITE AUCTION SALE OF ANTIQUES & HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS FOR MRS. OLGA EVANS, WARKWORTH, ONT. Directions: From Hwy. 401 take the Brighton exit north and follow Hwy. 30 to Warkworth Road (County Rd. 29), turn west & follow 1 km. to Norham Rd. Follow Norham Rd. to Evans road turn left to sale site at 67 Evans Road. This sale consists of the complete contents from an old farm stead in the family since 1882. Walnut dining room table/ jackknife leaf, 6 chairs, china cabinet & sideboard, Gibbard Martha Washington style sewing cabinet, washstand with original finish & teardrop pulls, Victorian loveseat, 4 Victorian parlour chairs, Duncan Phyfe coffee table, maple kitchen drop leaf table & 4 chairs, chrome table, painted wicker patio furniture including loveseat, 2 chairs, rocker & table, wicker fernery, kidney shape chesterfield & chair, wicker tea cart, caned top barley twist leg table, gunstock chair, painted pine 4 drawer chest, antique pie cupboard (as found), teak double bed & dresser/ mirror, double bed matching chest & dresser/ mirror, dome top trunk, Victorian wicker rocker, lady’s slipper chair, upholstered parlour chair, 6 board original paint blanket box, slat back porch rocker, reclining chesterfield, oak candle stand table, several small plant tables, “D” end table, antique roll top desk, press back arm chair, 2 cedar chests, blanket box, ladder back/ splint bottom seat chair, gingerbread clock, mantel clock, several beautifully framed mirrors. Large qty. of glass & china including press glass spooner, celery, pitcher, decanter, bowls, art glass, depression, finger lamps, footed custard glass bowl, Wavecrest planter, cheese dishes, Nippon pieces, RS Prussia berry bowl, RS Germany mint dish, chintz cups & saucers, Blue Willow, Pyrex mixing bowls, goofus glass, cranberry pieces, hen on the nest, stoneware crocks & finger jugs, water set, wash set, Beswick ware, opalescent glass, silver plate pieces, Nippon nut bowl, silver plate serving pieces, copper luster, child’s cup, approx. 112 pieces of Bridal Rose, creamers, shaving mug, butter pats & salts, footed cake plate, pinwheel & cornflower crystal, Royal Nippon pieces, oriental tea set, silver plate tea set/ tray, French Ivory pieces, costume jewelry, old enamel ware, old kitchen wares, a number of old prints & photographs, autograph book, hand made quilts, canes & cane stand, carnival glass, miniature sterling salt & peppers, retro ashstand, old hair combs, old hats & hat boxes, ladies’ hankies, lamps, evening purses, compacts, old crokinole board/ checkers, Victorian pendants, lady’s dresser set, sheet music, Christmas decorations, area rugs, woven rugs, advertising paper fans, old frames, view master & slides, post cards, several old military photos, ladies old hockey photo, linens & bedding, small kitchen appliances, corelle, every day dishes, cups & saucers, numerous cake plates, pin trays, novelty salts & peppers, 2 sets of wooden stilts, lawn furniture, garden supplies, toboggan, 14 ft. CL sail boat and many more pieces far too many to list.This farm house is loaded with interesting pieces and has not been picked. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, MC or Cheque/ID Lunch available Owner and/or auctioneers not responsible in case of accident

SATURDAY, MAY 31ST

AT 11:00 A.M. AUCTION SALE - ESTATE OF LORNE JOHNSTON 525 CANNIFTON ROAD NORTH, CORBYVILLE, ONT. 2 miles NORTH of 401 Highway at Belleville (Interchange 544) on Highway 37 and turn WEST onto Cannifton Road North ANTIQUE VEHICLES- Rare 1928 DODGE BROS SENIOR 6 4 DOOR SPORTS SEDAN restored to near original condition with wire wheels, 2 spare tires on sides, 4 wheel hydraulic brakes, Serial number 1S27652, in green acrylic enamel paint, factory gauges, excellent running condition; UNIQUE 1964 DATSUN 1500 FAIRLADY 2 door convertible Roadster ,4 cyl sports car with 4 speed manual transmission, matching motor/serial numbers, 57374 miles, red acrylic enamel paint, Serial number 4-SPL310-03233- excellent running condition. PROJECT PIECES- 1960’s Datsun Sun Beam engine blocks with starters and alternators, radiators, 1964 Datsun Fairlady car body with extra parts, 1920’s Dodge car parts, TOOLS- Snap On tools, floor jacks, jack stands , power tools, hand tools, air tools, body shop tools, rechargable tools, Tripod engine hoist, engine stand, 4 ton portable power tool, bench grinder, V-A-R tester, vintage Vixen spark plug tester, vintage bumper jack, antique carpenters tools, antique blacksmith vise, vintage Johnson outboard motors, 2 wheel Corby’s moving cart, McCullough chainsaws, chain blocks, antique press back chairs, garden tools, die cast toys, reference books, numerous other articles. TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. sullivanauctions.com for photos

SATURDAY, MAY 31ST

AT 10:00 A.M. ON SITE AUCTION SALE - FARM EQUIPMENT, TOOLS & LIVESTOCK FOR SANDRA WHITE, STOCO Directions: From Hwy. 37 just south of Tweed take Marlbank Road east about 1 km. to Stoco Rd. Follow Stoco Rd. to sale site at 1173 Stoco Road. Massey Ferguson 35 diesel tractor, International 4wd tractor with Mount-o-Matic 2250 loader/ down pressure, White 1370 2wd tractor with heavy industrial loader (running but needs some work), Bumper hitch 16 ft. tandem axle stock trailer/ electric brakes & dividing gate & 4 new tires (sells with safety & ready to go), New Holland 488 haybine, 4 bar side delivery rake, New Idea 484 round baler, 16 ft. flat bottom hay wagon, 24 ft. pipe frame elevator/ motor, New Holland 512 single axle manure spreader/ single beater, 3 pth “S” tine 10 ft. cultivator, Ferguson 3 pth 8 ft. cultivator, set of chain harrows, Bogballe 3pth fertilizer spreader/ top attachment, 2 drum field roller, Calsa trail type field sprayer, heavy duty dump trailer, utility trailer, 3 pth 92” scraper blade, 3 pth PTO driven buzz saw, Honda 200 3 wheeler/ winch (needs work), 3 pth rotary mower, Craftsman LT 1000 18OHV 42” cut riding lawn mower, truck cap, poly water tank, 10 ft. x 24 inch culvert, cement mixer/ motor, fuel tank, qty. of stanchions, galvanized sap pails, qty. of farm hardware, baler twine, used water softener system, round calf hutch, pig farrowing crate, goat milking stand, homemade loading ramp (brand new), cattle oiler/ brushes, 2 round bale feeders, chicken feeders & waterers, heat lamps, stock water tanks & heaters, livestock head gate, 4 sheep feeders, feeder front panels, sheep creep feeder, sheep hoof trimming tilt table, small animal portable weigh scales, pen panels, wall mount hay feeder, qty. of steel farm gates, rubber feed tubs & pails, wheelbarrow, 2 sets of burdizzos, new Clipmaster sheep shears, lambing supplies including lamb digital scales, ram marker harness, lamb coats, feeding tubes, new hand shears, horse supplies including 17” western saddle, 3 saddle blankets, horse blankets & assorted tack, halters, grooming supplies, storage barrels & many more farm related smalls. Livestock: A registered Appaloosa mare & a registered Overo paint mare (sell with reserves). Approximately 100+ sheep sell consisting of about 45 Katahdin & Katahdin cross dorper ewes, some with lambs at their side & many selling separately from their lambs, a purebred registered Katahdin ram, a Wiltshire horned ram & a black belly ram, a Nubian doe/ 2 kid bucks, a Nubian doe/ 1 doe kid, a Nubian doe, 1 whether, a kiko x boer buck, A gelded llama. Ewes will sell in groups and/or on choice. Some will sell by the pen. A purebred Berkshire boar sells and 2 Berkshire sows sell exposed to the boar. This is a good sale to source healthy well grown sheep & lambs. A sale not to miss!! See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, MC or Cheque/ID Lunch available Owners and/or auctioneers not responsible in case of accident

SATURDAY, MAY 31ST

10:30 A.M. FARM AUCTION SALE HELD ON SITE 4 Farm Tractors, M-F. Loader, Backhoe, Farm Machinery, Trucks, Livestock Trailers, Travel Trailer, Pontoon Boat, Antiques & Household Items HELD FOR MR. TERRY THAKE Inverary, Ont. #2041 Eel Bay Rd., Approx. 20 Miles North of Kingston, Take Division St. North to Wilmer Rd. To McFadden Rd. Watch For Signs, or 10 Miles North East of Sydenham, Take Rutledge Rd. To Spaffords Corners, North (Wilmer Rd.) To McFadden to Norway Rd. To Charlie Green to Eel Bay Rd.(#2041)( Signs Posted) TRACTORS - John Deere 1840 with 175 Loader 6300 Hrs.; J.D. 1830 with 145 Loader 3311 Hrs.500 Hrs. Motor/Clutch; White 1370 with 590 Loader 4 Wheel Drive, Motor/Clutch; Ferguson 2083 Good Rubber; Massey Ferguson #44 4 Wheel Drive Loader, Diesel Approx. 1-1/2 Yd. Bucket; Case 580 Back Hoe 2 Wheel Drive; MACHINERY - 2 - New Holland #488, Haybines; N. H. 479 Parts Haybine; 20 Ft. Steel Rack 10 Ton 10 Ply Tires Hay Wagon; 20 Ft. Steel Rack Bale Wagon; 6 Ton Running Gear Wagon; Int. #35 Side Delivery Rake; 40 Ft. Little Giant, All Metal/Under Carriage with 1-1/2 H.P. Motor; New Holland #36 Chopper Blower; 20' Feeder Wagon; Kewanee 28 Plate Hydraulic Tandem Disc; 3 P.T.H. Stine 8 Ft. Cultivator, Kvernland 3 P.T.H. 3 Furrow Auto Reset 14'-18' Plough; Athens 3 P.T.H. H.D. 3 Furrow Disc Plough; New Idia #3615 Rubber Bottom Manure Spreader; New Holland #327 Manure Spreader; 6' Bush Hog; 3 P.T.H. Post Hole Auger; 3 P.T.H. Vicom Fertilizer Spreader; 8 Ft. Chain Harrow; Drum Roller; 3 P.T.H. Bale Spear; Other Bale Spears; 10 Bale Feeders; 1 Tombstone Feeder; Approx. 10 Farm Gates; Approx. 1000 Board Ft. Of Red Oak Lumber; Assortment of Pine Lumber; 4000 Watt Generator; 3 P.T.H. Calf Leader; Farrowing Crate/Wooden Pig Box; Dog Box; Bale Tarps; Skidder Tongs; Scythe; Neck Yokes Etc.; Approx. 2 Wagon Loads of Smalls. Watch Web Site for Updates. TRAILERS - 26' Goose Neck Flatbed Trailer, 2 Axle x 7000 Lb. Safetied July 2013; Tagalong Single Axle Farm Livestock Trailer; 1979 C-30 Chev. With Dump Box (Running Sold As Is); Only a Partial Listing. NOTE: 2003 Ford F150 (7700) XL 4x4, 141,000 Km. E Tested. Safetied; 16' Goose Neck Stock Trailer with Alum Sides (Safetied April 2014); 1990 29' Challenger Travel Trailer, Gas/Hydro (Ready to Use); 16 Ft. Springbok Cadet LE Pontoon Boat with 19" Pontoons with 20 H.P. Johnson Motor (Ready For Water) with Trailer. These 4 Items will be offered for sale subject to Owners approval. ANTIQUES/HOUSEHOLD: Antique Corner Cupboard; Primitive Chest of Drawers; Early Ladder Back Rocker; Approx. 25 Antique Wooden Chairs; 3 Brass Beds; Antique Dresser/Washstand; Many Other Items. Mr. Thake is downsizing his farming operation. Mostly all machinery has been stored inside. For Pictures and listing go to www.daveasniderauctionservice.ca All Verbal Announcements takes precedence over any written matter.

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

Owners/Auctioneers will not be responsible for any accident on or about property day of sale


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Garage/Yard Sale Guide Milford Market

NOW OPEN

Saturdays 9am - 2pm

There’s something for everyone!

Come see the many different vendors and stay for a BBQ!

YARD SALE

12608 Loyalist Parkway Saturday, May 24 8am - 3pm Honda 5hp outboard, folding ladder, patio furniture, picture/prints, rugs, antiques, lamps, fabrics, collectibles, yardgoods, knitting wool, dishes/glassware, kitchen stuff, Christmas, power tools, eliptical trainer, and much more...

Rain Date May 25 8am - 12 Noon

YARD SALE

220 & 234 Main St. Bloomfield Sat. & Sun. May 24 & 25

Lots of Kids Stuff

BARN SALE Rain or Shine! 1261 Ridge Road

(Across the road from big Hosta sale)

Downsizing & Simplifying!

Saturday May 24 & Sunday May 25 7 am to 4 pm

LOYALIST CONTRACTORS ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION YARD SALE

11 MacSteven Dr Parking Lot Saturday, May 24th 8am - 3pm

General construction materials, tools, doors, windows, lighting, plumbing fixtures, cabinets & much more!

IMAGINE!

It is Harriet’s 7th annual garden sale of beautiful, healthy, perennials, grasses, ferns and a few shrubs. All plants are priced at unbeatable prices.

Saturday May 24 8am - 12pm 2198 County Road 17 Milford (Just east of the bridge)

YARD SALE

YARD SALE 257 Cty Rd 8 May 24 & 25 9am - 5pm

Antique bathroom vanities, plumbing, electrical to building supplies, tools, old windows, glass, households & more. Rain or Shine.

PLUS BIG SALE 35% off entire store at Kathleen's Radical Kreations

PRINCE EDWARD CURLING CLUB

4TH ANNUAL YARD SALE May 24th Rain or Shine

Quality treasures, garden perennials, coffee shop and bake sale, BBQ

Doors open at 9am 375 MAIN ST. PICTON

MAMMOTH MOVING & YARD SALE

410 Main Street, Bloomfield Friday and Saturday May 23 & 24 • 8am

Amazing deals on framed prints and art, china, crystal, furniture, lamps, tables, collectables, knic knacs, linens, air bed, tools, etc. Clean and quality! No reasonable offer refused. Come early!

YARD SALE

SATURDAY MAY 24 • 9am to 4pm (rain date May 25)

14011 HIGHWAY #33

FUNDRAISER FOR PECFN AND APPEC

Spring Cleaning? Why not put aside those unwanted items that someone else may be able to use and support the legal funds to stop wind turbines in the County. Large donations can be dropped off at 7am the day of the sale at the big barn, 14011 Highway #33, near corner of County Rd 32, or pick up of larger saleable items (no junk or bedding please) can be arranged by emailing contactus@appec.ca. Include your name, address, phone number and brief description of item(s). Small items can dropped off at Royal LePage, 104 Main Street Picton from Wednesday May 21 to Friday May 23. Donate and/or come out to the Yard Sale on May 24 and find a treasure. Tickets for the South Marysburgh Heritage House and Winery Tour will be available to purchase at the Yard Sale.

3 FAMILY YARD SALE

FOUR FAMILY YARD SALE

Antique table, kids toys, furniture, odds and ends. Rain or shine.

23 Downes Avenue (Backyard)

874 County Rd 10 8am to Noon

Saturday, May 24 Sunday, May 25 7:30am - 4pm Some furniture and glassware

Sat, May 24 8am 52 Queen St.

The magpie has to sell her goodies

HOSTA SALE Sat. & Sun. May 24 & 25 7am - 7pm

1238 Ridge Rd.

Hundreds of hostas to choose from! $5 each

Spring Cleaning? Turn that clutter into extra cash! Have a yard sale and advertise with us.

This space for only $12.95 plus hst

It’s easy Call us at 613.476.3201 Fax us at 613.476.3464 Email us at gazetteclass@bellnet.ca or come into our office at 267 Main Street Picton

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Rossmore gym has strong showing at Storm The Trent adventure races Body Shop team tops in female elite four, solo male masters events and felt he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss a single class. Jacquie Blanchette, the gymâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-owner, and her teammates Kathy Smith, Jane Moodey, and Suzanne MacDonald claimed first place in the all-female elite four-person division. Blanchette was bused from Rice Lake to the Goodrich Loomis Conservation Area, near Brighton, and she had to find their way back to Rice Lake via mountain biking and trail running with many checkpoints that they had to collect along the way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of an Amazing Race meets Man Tracker type of event,â&#x20AC;? she recalled. Smith added that the team placed first, but also came in last since they were the only team of four women crazy enough to enter in their

category. Meanwhile, the Body Shop Barbarians menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four team, consisting of Dave Rutherford, David Little, Keenan Wardaugh, and Jake McGory also had a good day on the trails as they came in fifth in a very competitive category of racing teams. The Storm the Trent race has been staged for 13 years and for the past seven years, it has been considered eastern Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best adventure race by Get Out There Magazine. It is advertised as Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most inclusive gathering of mult-sport adventurers . Those interested in learning more about adventure racing can call Blanchette at 613-827-4159.

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ClearWater Design backs Canadian Touring Car crew

Sophiasburgh kayak and canoe manufacturer is looking to make a new splash on dry land for a good cause. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-owner, Ian Crerar, a rally racing veteran, recently acquired an Audi A5 racing car to drive on the Canadian Touring Car Championship circuit with seven events this summer. The company has teamed up with Montreal-based recreation equipment distributor Yanes and Blumen Garden Bistro to sponsor the car on the circuit. Some 10 per cent of the sponsorship earnings the car takes in will go to support Young Adult Cancer Canada, a charity that helps provide information, support, and opportunity for adults diagnosed with cancer. The car is bound to get some exposure for the charity as the Canadian Touring Car Championship will run next in Montreal June 6-8, the same weekend as the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Montreal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Running at the same event with the Formula 1 teams will be wonderful exposure for our charity and our sponsors,â&#x20AC;? Crerar said. Crerar started road racing last year after years of rally

Several local 16-year-olds show promise

PROSPECTS, from page 24

The younger brother of Dukes power forward Abbott Girduckis, Aidan showed he was ready for the physical battles of Junior A hockey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There's a lot of intrigue to his game,â&#x20AC;? Abrams explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He's a gamer, He's ultra competitive and he's full of grit and sandpaper. He always gets the job done and it's really going to watch his progress. He could quite easily follow his brother's footsteps, play Junior C this year for seasoning and then jump into Junior A just Like his brother did.â&#x20AC;? Other top prospects included Austin Labelle and Shaw Boomhower of the Quinte Red Devils and Justynn Steven of the Greater Kingston Frontenacs.

racing and said he fell in love with the sport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the wheel-to-wheel competition. Rally requires precise driving skills, but this is more of a mind game, playing with the other drivers,â&#x20AC;? he said. Crerar learned the Audi A5 was for sale early Thursday morning and by 1 p.m. he was picking it up in Toronto. On Friday, his crew completely reprepped the car and he raced it to a secondplace finish the next day at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Fans can watch to see how the ClearWater Design car is progressing on the Canadian Touring Car Championship web site at www.touringcar.ca. Crerarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife and business partner Michelle Laframboise continues to race rally cars. -Staff

Ace Adventurers From left, Kathy Smith, Jane Moodey, Jacquie Blanchette, and Suzanne MacDonald were the only team to enter and complete the elite womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition at the Storm the Trent race in Rice Lake May 10-11. (Submitted photo)

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PUZZLES The Picton Gazette

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

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Legion Branch 78 hosting Jail and Bail fundraiser Saturday afternoon raised enough, they’ll have to go behind bars until they can ultimately raise the desired amount to be set free. This year, zone deputy commander Buck Buchanan, a past president of Branch 160 in Wellington will be visiting to hold court as judge. Some 11 years ago, the campaign was started by Crystal Lafault and Carole Bennett, who put it together

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on a two-week whim and surprised then-president Ted Taylor with a successful day to help the branch’s building fund grow. Over the years, the OPP has helped by transporting suspects to the Legion in cruisers. This year, Betty Matthews has donated the use of a bus to bring prisoners from the Metro parking lot to the Legion with a po-

lice escort down Main Street, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Police sources have told informed the Gazette newsroom that one of our own sales reps, Shelby Larner, has found her way onto the judge’s wanted list alongside a number of Legion executives and members. We urge her friends and customers to come out Satur-

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Racers were in fine form at Saturday's Arm Drop drag races at Loch Sloy Business Park in Picton. Hundreds had already showed up to watch the races on Saturday and dozens more cars streamed in throughout the afternoon to watch the action. The day’s participants laid down a thick layer of rubber at the start of the track. Billowing clouds of smoke wafted over a cheering crowd as drivers did some burnouts to warm up their tires prior to meeting at the start line. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes took part in the action including some classic-inspired machines, trucks and cars, as well as high-performance racers. Drivers travelled from across the region to take part.

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The Big Brothers and Big SIsters of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties will be celebrating their program and its participants Tuesday at an annual general meeting. The evening will take place at the Core Arts & Culture Centre at 223 Pinnacle Street in Belleville in the

Northumberland Room. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. with the meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. and appreciation at 6:15 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, please call Arlene at 613-9623666 ext. 39.

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EOWC asks Junior Cyclones reach tournament final candidates Organizer hopes for more county schools to answer in three-pitch field Jason Parks questions Staff writer

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The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus is seeking answers to a few questions posed to election candidates from across the region. The EOWC issued a press release last week detailing some of the region's primary concerns leading into the June 12 provincial election. The release says EOWC is trying to address the concerns of ratepayers within its 103 member rural municipalities. EOWC chair Jean Paul St. Pierre says in the release the caucus wants to send a message to the province. “The EOWC wants to get the message out to election candidates: municipalities have given the province a decade to accept responsibility for its own costs — and, as we know, Eastern Ontario has little capacity to raise revenue, in terms of both income and property,” he said in the release. Three global questions were developed for candidates to address in the region's ridings. The questions are: Will you honour the upload agreement and reject downloading? What is your plan for Eastern Ontario's roads and bridges? How will you promote more affordable emergency services? “The EOWC is inviting election candidates across rural Eastern Ontario to recognize the region’s priorities and concerns, to respond to them publicly, and to incorporate these issues into their own election campaigns,” the release says. The release says the strategy is primarily based on the EOWC's 2014 priorities which were established early in 2014 and delivered to provincial ministers at this year's Rural Ontario Municipal Association/ Ontario Good Roads Association combined conference. “Infrastructure funding cannot come at the expense of uploads or new downloads that increase other costs. You cannot rob Peter to pay Paul,” said St. Pierre. The EOWC worked with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) on the strategy. The release says the organization believes all of the issues and concerns of rural Eastern Ontario are covered in the three questions. EOWC vice chair Linda Thompson said municipalities can't afford to spend more on infrastructure. “Eastern Ontario municipalities are spending less than half of what they need on infrastructure. Our property taxpayers are maintaining 69,000 lane-kilometres of road and 5,000 structures — this is simply not sustainable,” said Thompson in the release. “I am proud that the EOWC has once again taken the lead on advancing its priorities to the province.”

It was a dramatic turn of events at the Carrying Place softball diamonds Thursday as the C.M.L. Snider Cyclones forced extra innings in the final game of the inaugural Quinte-area junior threepitch tournament. After finishing the preliminary round in second place, the Cyclones were poised to win the five-team softball showdown until a close play at the plate gave the top seeded Prince Charles Wildcats a 15-14 win. And while a victory would have been nice, C.M.L coach Chris Lawlor said the most important goal was achieved. “The students had a great time judging by the smiles on their faces,” Lawlor said of his team comprised of Grade 4-6 boys and girls. While the intermediate (Grade 7 and 8) ball players will get together next month for their annual showdown, this tournament was a pilot project developed by Wellington resident and Trenton educator Marty Cocklin. “The tournament was extremely well run, organized and it ran on time,” Lawlor

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COUNTRY FAMILY HOME Resting on 1.7 acre lot, this family home has so much to offer any home hunter. Lg country eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinets, pull out drawers & counter space. Bright spacious dining room, plus eating area/ living room with woodstove. Main floor lg master bedroom with full ensuite & heated floor, huge walk-in cedar lined closet & patio doors lead to deck & yard. 2 bedrooms, with lg closets, 2nd full bath. Basement is partially finished with 3rd bath, lg family room/bedroom, bright hobby room w/walk-in closet, storage area plus 2nd storage room. Double garage & separate heated,insulated workshop completes this lovely family home. Asking $284,700 MLS 2142675

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THE PICTON GAZETTE

Things to consider before downsizing your home

The decision to downsize a home is often bittersweet. Many couples who downsize their homes do so after raising a family. A home might be filled with memories, but downsizing a home helps couples save more money, and that financial flexibility often allows men and women to more fully enjoy their retirement. But in spite of the financial impact of downsizing a home, there's more than just money at stake for homeowners thinking of downsizing their homes. The following are a handful of factors homeowners should consider before downsizing to a smaller home.

Real estate market

The real estate market can be a seller's friend or foe. Many sellers have a sale price in mind when they decide to sell their home, but the real estate market can be fickle, so homeowners should do their research before putting

their home up for sale. Will the current market make it easier for you to get the most for your home, or will you have to settle for less than you prefer? How fast are similar homes in your area selling? When studying the real estate market, it's also a good idea to study the market for smaller homes. If you plan on moving into a condominium but the market is not flush with properties, you might end up paying more than you want to for your new home, which might negate the savings you can expect from downsizing.

Furniture

When downsizing to a smaller home, many couples realize their current furniture is unlikely to fit into a smaller home. That means couples will have to sell or donate their current furniture and then buy all new items for their new home. If it's been a while since you purchased new furniture, you

might be in for some sticker shock on your first visit to the furniture store. Another thing to consider regarding your furniture is which items you simply can't live without. An antique dinner table might have been the centerpiece for your family holidays over the last several decades, but there's no guarantee it will fit into your smaller home. You may want to pass this down to your son or daughter, but that's only possible if he or she has the room for it. Before deciding to downsize, consider your attachment to certain items that you may or may not be able to take with you to your new home and the emotional toll that selling such items might take if you're left with no other options.

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more ready access to culture and restaurants. While that accessibility is great, grandparents may find that it comes at the cost of less time with their grandchildren. That's a steep price to pay for doting grandparents, and it may also impact your children if they frequently rely on grandma and grandpa for babysitting. Before downsizing, consider if you're willing to move further away from your family. If not, you likely can still find a smaller home in close proximity to your current home and any nearby family Older couples must consider a host of factors before members. deciding to downsize their homes.

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HOME FOR SALE AT 23 ALETHA DR., WELLINGTON (ON THE LAKE) 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. (inc. en-suite), den, mudroom to double garage, walk in closet in master b/r, hardwoods in L/R, D/R, Den, main hall. Large kitchen with many cupboards. Gas F/P, furnace, & rental water heater, A/C. Carpet in both bedrooms, 1350 sq.ft., 8yrs old. Cedar deck / landscaped with shrubs / trees & flowers. Basement dry and clean. (~5 ft.headroom). Asking price $263,500. phone: 613-399-5173 for further info e-mail:goldendaz2@kos.net

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New 3 bdrm Northland trailer (2013) in lovely park on East Lake in Prince Edward County. Minutes drive to Sand Banks Provincial Park, local wineries, antique shops, quaint villages & birding. Pristine condition, includes all existing furnishings & appliances, window coverings, lighting, A/C & TV. On a quiet lane away from playground, waterviews of East Lake. Full length decking, storage shed. $73,900 MLS 2142531 Liz Jones*

5.2 ac lot on County Road 8 which connects Picton to Cressy. Rolling terrain, mature trees, opportunity to create your own home on a site of your choice, beautiful vistas all around. Among some of Prince Edward County’s most significant properties. Established well, hydro access. $85,000 MLS 2142768 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.samsimone.com

Great opportunity to own over 22 acres in a picturesque rural setting! Ideally located only minutes to Picton and just a short drive to Highway 401. Level farmland to build your dream home and enjoy all that nature has to offer. $89,000 MLS 2135030 Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com

Great opportunity with spectacular views! Build your dream home here among substantial County homes. 4.8 picturesque acres close to Picton or to Long Point beaches. Ideal for those who appreciate nature, wildlife and great birding! One-of-a-kind… $139,000 MLS 2141952 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

Right out of Mother Goose! Utterly charming renovated home on the edge of Milford just perfect as a weekend retreat! Main floor master, upgraded kitchen and bath and generous sitting room. Main floor laundry. Heat the whole house with the new propane stove, or use baseboard heaters. Two charming terraces for summer entertaining, too! $169,000 MLS 2143005 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Fantastic in-town living on a quiet street! 1.5 story well-maintained 2 bedroom Spectacular sunsets from this lovely waterfront lot. Great fishing home, unique lot, 2nd driveway off Church street. Front verandah, newer and boating. Driveway is in and hydro to lot line. windows, nat. gas furnace, huge country kitchen & living/dining rooms with Asking $196,500 MLS 2142585 lg open arch. Large yard, pond, perrenial gardens, board & batten storage Peter Lynch shed, raised bed for herb garden. $188,000 MLS 2142251 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com www.chestnutpark.com

In-town living at its finest! 1.5 story 3 bedroom home with an abundance of charm. Home has undergone many renovations including all new bathrooms, great open concept kitchen with eating area, newly painted and some new flooring. WETT certified woodstove provides for a great source of heat throughout the home! $212,000 MLS 2142312 Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com

Great opportunity to own an investment property in the heart of Bloomfield, quiet street. Hardwood floors, original tin ceilings, modern kitchen, great open concept living room with fireplace and a cozy den. Close to Picton and ten minutes to Sandbanks Provincial Park, this house is a must see! $215,000 MLS 2142966 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader* www.robandkate.com

Rental Property (Duplex) in the heart of Picton, quiet one way street. Consists of 2 units that have been updated in the past 5 years, both featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, open concept main floor layout plus lots of parking. All appliances are included. This income generating property is a rare find. A must see! $229,000 MLS 2143075 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader* www.robandkate.com

Amazing residential opportunity in Belleville! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home. Comfortable floor plan. Great potential for first time home buyer or growing family. Main floor: 3 bedrms, living rm, open concept kitchen/dining rm, walk out to deck. Lower level: 4th bedrm, potential for 5th, family/rec room, gas fireplace, 4pc bathrm. $229,000 MLS 2142241 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader* www.robandkate.com

Private Setting, water view, beautiful lot. Spacious kitchen, dining room, wrap around deck. Main floor bedroom, laundry, 2 generous bedrooms upstairs. Attached double garage. Idyllic location near restaurants, wineries, marinas & Fifth Town Artisan Cheese. Apricot Quincy trees & fruit bushes. Well maintained property. $257,000 MLS 2142009 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

Beautiful red Victorian awaits your special touch. Ideally located on a quiet culde-sac, easy stroll of the shops and cafes on Main Street. Graciously scaled rooms, eat-in kitchen, lg family room, formal dining & living rms. Lg master plus second bedroom & hall bath on 2nd level. Main floor laundry & guest bath. $259,000 MLS 2141875 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Outstanding value in one of Picton’s most coveted neighbourhoods! Appealing sidesplit offers excellent principal rooms, generous family room, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. No need for a cottage: enjoy the inground pool, pool house, fenced garden and charming gazebo. community of substantial newly-built properties. $274,000 MLS 2141612 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Gorgeous waterfront lot on West Lake in the quaint community of Sheba`s Island! Facing west, beautiful sunsets, improved shoreline with steel seawall. Beautifully treed, nicely landscaped, natural gas available. 103` clean shoreline ideal for swimming & boating. Minutes from Sandbanks Provincial Park. $325,000 MLS 2141304 Lori Slik* www.asenseofplace.ca

Impeccably located 4-bedroom home steps from the lake, shops, cafes & schools. Great condition! Huge addition provides lg family room, powder room, den/office with direct access from outside. Sun-porch for summer afternoons. Master suite plus 3 more bedrooms. Designer`s own home. $329,000 MLS 2141819 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.samsimone.com

Spacious 19th Century brick home, renovated and updated. Large principal rooms, eat-in kitchen, separate dining room. Deck, pergola, limestone patio, rolling farmland. Recent renovations to suit a B&B; separate master loft bedroom, 3 pce ensuite. Prime location, minutes from Sandbanks Provincial Park in Cherry Valley. NOW $349,000 MLS 2137253 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

Just what you’ve been looking for: a perfect in-town bungalow in a great location! 3 Bedrooms on the main floor plus two more in the lower level! Beautiful garden with a wonderful tulip tree! Hardwood floors, new kitchen and 3 full baths. Walk to everything! $359,000 MLS 2142226 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.samsimone.com

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Amazing space in great Picton neighbourhood close to schools, parks & yacht club. Very lg lot, great 2-storey carriage house plus single garage. House has 5 bedrms, one on the main floor, 2 full baths, main floor laundry, lg storage area at rear of main floor. Amazing natural light throughout! $345,000 MLS 2141742 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.lauriegruer.com

Country Paradise on the edge of Picton. Paved lane, 3.6 pastoral acres, R2000 ranch bungalow, walkout lower level. Surrounded by nature, short walk to town. Attached 1.5 garage, detached garage/studio with loft. Lots of parking. Opportunity with good bones of the bungalow or start over with your own design. Very special, unique country estate setting. $298,000 MLS 2142168 Gail Forcht**

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Executive 3.69 ac waterfront lot on Loyalist Parkway west of the village of Wellington. 197’ limestone shoreline on Lake Ontario, lake access, views of the dunes at Sandbanks Provincial Park, established well. Among some of Prince Edward County’s most significant executive homes and award-winning wineries, your chance to create your own waterfront dream home on one of the deepest waterfront lots in the area! $360,000, MLS 2143071 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Comfortable country living, everything you need on main floor plus more! Hardwood floors, high ceilings, lots of windows. Lg master, 4 pc ensuite, walk-in closet, walk-out to deck. Private landscaped backyard. Main floor laundry. Open concept kitchen, dining & great room, propane fireplace. Partially finished lower level, room for hobbies, storage. Covered porches! 2 bedrooms upstairs, full bath, sitting area. Added bonus income earning Solar panels. Close to Picton & Black River, Waupoos. $373,000 MLS 2142647 Gail Forcht**

Waterviews of the Bay of Quinte from this updated bungalow near Belleville. Beautiful acre lot with mature gardens privacy, and fruit trees. The backyard oasis includes an inground pool and hot tub! 3 bedroom home with fully finished basement, eat in kitchen and hardwood floors. Great family home in the County but minutes to Belleville’s amenities. $375,000 MLS 2140513 Liz Jones*

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Opportunity! Build your dream home on this spectacular 8.5 ac escarpment-like property minutes from Picton! 1,374 ft Long Reach waterfront. 3-season cabin at water`s edge, hydro & propane. Surveyed building envelope offers incomparable south & east views. $379,000 MLS 2142071 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.lauriegruer.com

Calling all nature lovers! On the marsh, canal access to West Lake, immaculate bungalow, beautiful views, tranquil setting. 3-bedroom home, water views from almost every room, fully-finished lower level with walk-out to patio. Main level features newly renovated kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and walk-out to deck overlooking the water. This could all be yours for $439,000 MLS 2142760 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Stately renovated 4 bedrm home, gorgeous in-town lot. Lg principal rooms. Master oasis on 3rd level, fireplace, balcony, skylights, ensuite, soaker tub, separate shower, heated floors. 9’ ceilings throughout. Laundry on 2nd floor doubles as guest room or can be moved back to the basement. Full-height basement for dry storage, workshop or hobbies, wide staircase. Big country kitchen, granite counters, solid wood cabinets. Plenty of original character. $448,000 MLS 2143000 Gail Forcht**

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This highly efficient insulated concrete form solar heated structure is priced to sell. A perfect full-time residence or pied-de-terre in the heart of Prince Edward County. 1700 sq ft, 2+1 bdrm, 4 bathrm, elevator, premium finishings/fixtures/appliances. Luxury living awaits you in this eco-condo! $450,000 MLS 2137324 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader* www.robandkate.com

Waterfront opportunity on Sheba’s Island! Beautifully-maintained 3-bedroom house, full lower level, walk-outs to the lake. Updated kitchen, furnace & appliances. Lovely front gardens, interesting slope to the dock & seawall. Don’t miss this affordable waterfront property in one of the County’s great locations! $482,000 2142257 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.lauriegruer.com

125+ ft sandy waterfront. Home features floor-to-ceiling windows on 2.2 ac. Great room, cathedral ceiling, loft master bedroom. 2 bedrooms on main level. Finished lower level, 10` ceilings. Insulated & heated bunkie with a belvedere. Deck, propane BBQ hookup, hot tub. Sheltered cove, sandbar, private beach. $487,000 MLS 2140023 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

Absolutely meticulous executive home, completely upgraded and decorated. Just move in! Perfect auxiliary building ideal as guest house or studio. Spectacular 2-acre property features stunning stone walls and a private stone courtyard adjacent to the house. An absolute gem! $489,000 MLS 2142041 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.samsimone.com

Secluded bungalow on Glenora Road for under $500,000! New kitchen 2014, master with ensuite bath, double garage, separate heated workshop. Fullyfinished lower level, walk-out to Picton Bay. Wonderful views, your own dock! Move right in – or take this one to the next level! Terrific investment! $495,000 MLS 2142956 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

Acadian style waterfront retreat, shore of Smith`s Bay. Secluded mature lot, views of Waupoos island, 10 mins from Picton, close to Black River Cheese Factory. Yearround log cottage, fully renovated & upgraded. Main floor `keeping room`, traditional wood stove, incorporates living/dining area/chef`s kitchen. Lg 3-season screened porch, 2 decks, spectacular views. Lower level 2 bedrooms, den, 2nd wood stove. Bunkie used as exercise room, garden. $498,000 MLS 2142611 Gail Forcht**

Calling All Sailors! Spectacular Waterfront Home Right on Prinyers Cove, Offering Beautiful Light-Filled Spaces And Lots Of Accommodation. Dramatic Loft-Style Master Bedroom With Stellar Views! Sunroom And Screened Porch Offer Perfect Spaces For Waterside Relaxation. Full Lower Level With Walkouts, Great Storage And A Huge Family Room! Ideal Family Cottage Or Full-Time Home. Bring Your Boat! $499,000 MLS 2142354 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

24 acr right on Lake Ontario! Stunning waterfront, incomparable vistas! 10-yr old house built by Ron Kerr and perfect for a family. 2 fully-finished levels with walkouts, decks, sprawling lawns. Terrific master-suite and enormous family room with games room adjacent. Double garage, too. Ideal weekend retreat or full-time home! $499,000 MLS 2142490 Laurie Gruer*, Monica Klingenberg*, Sam Simone*

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True Canadiana! Invest in a piece of County history with a historical house, over 1000’ of waterfront & a handsome barn. Wonderful views, Conservation area right across the road. 4 bedrooms, utterly charming family kitchen & a large screened porch. Separate bunkie, too! $499,000 MLS 2143158 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.lauriegruer.com

20 ac great vistas just minutes from Picton! Stunning executive home ideal for lg family or multiple generations. 5 bedrms with ensuites, state-of-the-art mechanicals, wonderful natural light. House takes full advantage of rolling terrain & open fields. Lower level could work well as separate suite. $510,000 MLS 2141766 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.samsimone.com

Opportunity! Busy well-established convenience store, high-visibility location adjacent to LCBO. Catch traffic headed to the beach! Currently features Ontario Lottery, ATM, dry-cleaning drop off, convenience, grocery items. Sale includes store, 3-bedroom bungalow, lg detached garage for storage. Anti-theft security systems. $549,000 MLS 2141992 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Big, bold and beautiful! Perfect country retreat for a big family: lots of bedrooms and bathrooms, many nooks and crannies for reading, games or projects. Ideal for canoes on the pond or strolls to the Bistro! Thirdfloor studio with spectacular views. A house full of sunshine! $499,000 MLS 2142318 Laurie Gruer*, Monica Klingenberg*, Sam Simone* www.lauriegruer.com

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One of the County’s most significant properties - refined & redolent of this area’s history. Built in 1875, completely restored, triple-gabled farmhouse, featured in several publications. Gracious reception rooms, family kitchen, 4 bedrooms (sequestered master suite), main floor family room, several outbuildings, handsome barn. Ideal weekend retreat or full-time County home, Three Gables is an opportunity not to be missed! $599,000 MLS 2142755 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Custom built home, 2.73 ac, approx. 190` waterfront East Lake. 11 sets of French doors, double-hung windows. Enclosed sunroom, screened in front porch. Open concept living rm, propane fireplace, kitchen & dining area. Spacious deck overlooking water. Lower level walkout to poured patio. 3 car garage. Lg outbuilding. $625,000 MLS 2141814 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

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Right out of a magazine! Beautifully-restored Picton residence, great scale & original character. Bay windows, high ceilings, French doors, transoms, hardwood & pine floors. Spectacular gardens, much-admired carriage house. One of Picton’s finest homes, featured on house & garden tours. $679,000 MLS 2141997 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

Level waterfront living, walk to Picton! Custom built home, picturesque setting nestled in towering trees. Lg principal rooms, wall-to-wall views of waterfront. Master bdrm, 5 pc ensuite, double closets, balcony. Formal living & dining rooms, crown mouldings. Great room, wood fireplace. Main floor library/office, separate entrance, private bath, perfect space for home office/studio or nanny suite potential. 3 car attached garage, huge workshop. Prestigious Glenora Rd! $695,000 MLS 2142371 Liz Jones*

Overlooking the Bay of Quinte, waterfront Century farm house exudes charm. Enter the gracious foyer from the wrap-around porch & you are surrounded by beautifully maintained original wood details. Modern eat-in granite kitchen, butler's pantry, formal living & dining, large family room & updated baths. Radiant heat in many rooms, laundry room on bedroom level. Much to be appreciated here. $700,000 MLS 2141036 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Much-admired Point Petre farm! 65 acres with a handsome red barn and a classic restored red brick farmhouse. Spectacular Great Room with radiant floors distinctive staircase and three bedrooms. Your own tennis court, too! This property is featured in "The Settler's Dream" $749,000 MLS 2143133 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

All-season, private retreat among mature trees & perennial gardens on the shores of Long Reach. Totally renovated 2010 by Elliott Sage, comfortable cottage lifestyle living. Spacious, bright, 4 bedroom, custom-designed home. Expansive decks, private gardens. 2 full levels of living space for a family. No-traffic, no noise zone, secluded property on a private, well-maintained, all season lane shared with 6 other properties. Minutes to Picton, easy, quick access to Hwy 401. $749,900 MLS 2142988 Lori Slik*

Spectacular opportunity in the heart of Prince Edward County! Handsome log house privately sited on 8 ac, spring fed pond. Income from 2 charming cottages rented month to month. Lg commercial building on the Parkway, purpose built as a brewery, immense potential for other uses. Reinvent yourself here! $799,000 MLS 2141924 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Exciting design right on Adolphus Reach! Recreated to take full advantage of waterfront & sunlight this sophisticated home offers great volumes of space, indoor spa pool & several walk-outs to decks or terraces, sumptuous master suite plus 3 more guest areas. Easy access to Picton or Kingston! $829,000 MLS 2141689 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

Custom stone home, picturesque, private setting, 525 ft waterfront overlooking Cape Vessey. Almost new Dave Main built executive home. Gourmet kitchen, great room, stone fireplace, formal dining area. Main floor grand master bedroom. 2nd bedroom, ensuite, guest suite on the upper level. Large family room. 4.16 ac. $834,000 MLS 2140319 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

Spacious, energy efficient, thoughtful design. 4 bedrm, 3 bath stone home. High ceilings, custom tile work. Chef`s dream kitchen, walk-in pantry, commercial Jenn-Air range, working island, desk area, Quartz counters. Huge veranda, covered patio. Master suite, 5 pc ensuite, dream closet! 2nd level laundry. Radiant in-floor heating + central air, R60 insulation (Arxx). 70 ac, private oasis of wildlife, seasonal creek, rolling hills & limestone, forest & meadows, fruit trees, concord grapes! $888,000 MLS 2142746 Gail Forcht**

“Once upon a time...” Welcome to this enchanting country property minutes from Picton. 126 diverse and interesting acres. Beautifully restored classic farmhouse featured in several publications. Offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, beautiful reception rooms and upgraded services. Charming bunkie/studio and an outstanding barn, upgraded and enhanced for a variety of uses. Your perfect “County Retreat” $649,000 MLS 2142030 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Much-admired County landmark in the heart of Picton! Impeccably restored Colonial Revival classic is featured in “The Settler’s Dream” & other publications. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, exquisite period detail, 2 staircases, splendid entrance hall with fireplace, expansive veranda's & balconies, a recently-built carriage house. Unique opportunity! $929,000 MLS 2142432 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Heart of Waupoos, close to Vineyards, Wineries & Cider Company. 6.8 ac, over 500’ waterfront, views to open water & Waupoos island. Wrap around verandah, lg windows & walkouts! Custom built home, 12” walls, lg stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling, formal dining rm, maple flrs. Spacious guest bath, bedrm, workshop, office & family rm, fireplace on lower level. Walk-out to attached double garage. Includes 1.81 ac severed parcel, potential for another. $1,075,000 MLS 2142256 Gail Forcht**

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Elegant waterfront home on 2.26 acre lot, panoramic views of the Bay of Quinte. Heated in-ground pool, extensive boardwalk to water`s edge. Open concept home, gourmet kitchen, lg great room, fireplace, separate dining room, stained Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout, vaulted ceilings, 9’ ceilings throughout. Lg master bedroom, fireplace. Professional landscaping, lg screened-in sunroom, 3.5 car garage with 4 doors, minutes from Trenton & Belleville. $899,000 MLS 2143184 Lori Slik*

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Custom-built waterfront home with a 35 x 15 foot boat slip plus lift. Hardwood and ceramic floors. Corian countertop in the spacious gourmet kitchen with large island that opens into family room with fireplace and walkout to huge composite deck. Master bedroom overlooking the water has fireplace, bright and spacious ensuite with glass shower, freestanding soaker tub, double sinks, granite counter and 31' of walk-through closet! Great room has high ceilings, propane fireplace and large windows to maximize the views of the bay. Formal dining room. Exercise room, sauna and hot tub in the lower level and a large recreation/games room with fireplace. New roof, maintenance-free composite decking, and professionally landscaped grounds set privately back from the road. $1,078,000 MLS 2142998 Gail Forcht**

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Exquisite waterfront property on the Bay of Quinte in Prince Edward County. Private serene setting, beautiful gardens & landscaping, deck on the water! Indoor pool, 2 level great room, wood burning fireplace, tranquil solarium/lanai overlooking the sunsets across the Bay of Quinte. Master bedroom, ensuite, fireplace, view. 3 car attached garage, detached 3 car garage. 5 bedrooms. Updated mechanical. Min from Belleville & all Prince Edward County has to offer! $1,100,000 MLS 2142796 Peter Lynch*

Liz Jones Monica Klingenberg Peter Lynch Rob Plomer Duane Russell Sarah Scott Sam Simone

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43 Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0

Office: 613.471.1708 Toll Free: 1.877.471.1708


RE/6 f THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

THE PICTON GAZETTE

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Veronica Norton* 115 richardson rd Exceptional Water View Lot with RIGHT OF WAY to Hayward Long Reach (Bay of Quinte) offering some of the best fishing in the world. Ten minutes south of 401 and ten minutes from Picton. Well has return flow of 7 gallons per minute. $115,000 mls 2141071

NEW LISTING

Mary Jane Mills**

Affordable house at its finest! 3 bedroom family home, great value, located in a growing community, minutes from downtown Picton. Fabulous view overlooking Picton, from the large deck with sliding doors from the dining area. Deck is built over an existing foundation, ready for a future addition-to double your living space! Hardwood floors throughout, quaint front porch, newer gas furnace & hot water tank, newly expanded driveway to fit 4 cars. A must see! $155,000 mls 2143262

WATERVIEW

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 Circa 1890. Spacious & wheelchair-friendly home featuring lots of original character along with many updates, four mainfloor rooms plus unfinished room adjacent to kitchen, 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. 10 mins. to Picton or Hwy. 401. $199,500 mls 2141288

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251

CLOSE to PICTON and within an easy drive to Belleville, this charming home features lots of original character. Offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (including master ensuite), spacious rooms & situated on 3 acres. $268,000 mls 2142935

WATERFRONT

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

Bay of Quinte Good value Wonderful waterfront bungalow on the Bay of Quinte. You will find lots of room for the whole family in this house. A permanent year round dock offers spectacular sunset views. The lower level has a cozy family room with a propane stove fireplace. On demand hot water, skylights and a small beach are only a few of the features of this great waterfront property. Minutes to the 401! $349,000 mls 2141854

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis*

Set on 2+ acres, the lot is very beautiful with mature trees and landscaping and 120ft of shoreline on the Millpond. Solid home with eat-in kitchen, dining room, entertainment room, built-in cabinetry, sprinkler system, and garage. Enjoy lazy evenings on the deck overlooking this gorgeous setting! $414,900 mls 2133510 

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251

Bloomfield – Commercially zoned building presently houses Artisan Bakery/Deli/Cafe – 3 dining areas & seasonal patio. Could be purchased as turnkey operation. Living quarters above. mls 2140235

Ron Norton*

Gorgeous south facing views across Lake Ontario from this 2 acre waterview building lot Located just 5 mins west of Wellington and 25 mins south of the 401. Well in place. $145,000 mls 2141734

OPEN HOUSE

1 Lake Street, 304 Main Street, PICTON, ON WELLINGTON,ON 613.476.5900 613.399.5900 or Toll Free 1.855.330.5900 Toll Free 1.888.217.0166 *Sales Representative **Broker

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis*

Prinyers Cove building lot upon which to build your new waterfront home. Steps to the water allow for swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing. Level, nicely treed lot in a fantastic location! $134,900 mls 2140927 

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis* Beautiful 68 acres with a combination of woods and open land. This would be a spectacular spot to build a country home with lots of privacy and room to roam. There is a small cabin on the property. Only 10 minutes from Picton and a half hour from Hwy 401. $139,000 mls 2140797

MOTIVATED SELLER

sun, may 25 1-3pm

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

14 MAITLAND STREET $178,000 - Century Charmer! Move-in condition in a quiet neighbourhood of Picton MLS 2143024

Kristen Rutgers* Nice cottage on Smiths Bay, large treed lot, quiet recreational community, deck on front of house with waterview and deeded access to Smiths Bay, year round road. Ideal rental property. Quick possession. approx. $198/year road maintenance cost. $199,900 mls 2141750

NEW LISTING

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis* An amazing view awaits you on this 88 acre building lot with stunning water views of Picton Bay! This property includes a 10 acre stand of hardwoods, and farmable Class 2 soil too. The waterfront overlooks some of the prettiest views in the County. $274,900 mls 2142546

NEW LISTING

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis*

Wanted: An investor, artist or family to purchase this renovated century home in historic Cherry Valley! Currently used as a seasonal rental, you can have the balance of the income that’s already coming in for the year. Or use the property for your family to live in while you run a home-based business out of the lovely barn. Features a mature, partially treed lot, four bedrooms, tin ceilings, bright windows and many other features. $349,000 mls 2143031

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

century farmhouse with a fantastic Barn Beautiful century home with character & original features. All the upgrades you expect. Refinished pine floors, tin ceilings, original staircase, updated kitchen & bathrooms. Lg principal rooms & gourmet kitchen make this the quintessential County get-away for your family gatherings & weekend entertaining. Situated above Smith`s Creek the 3 bay coach house with 5 lower level stalls was part of one of the original mills in the area. $449,000 mls 2142153

Kristen Rutgers*

Magical and serene, nature lovers paradise! This Geertsma built home situated on a 105` private sandy beach lot is your dream retirement home. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Impeccably maintained 2 bedrooms up and 1 down. Master bedroom ensuite c/v, c/a, screened in gazebo, fireplace, open concept mixed trees on a gently sloping lot. Wildlife, birds galore. Simply stunning! $549,000 mls 2142853

Ted Surridge*

20 elmdale drive, wellinGton `The Milford Model` 2 bed, 2 bath located in Wellington on the Lake, `Freehold Section`. Most of the interior has been freshly painted, soft neutral colours. Bay window in bright spacious living room. Main floor laundry. Eat-in kitchen, patio doors, 10x12 deck, beautiful Southerly view of Lake Ontario. Walking distance to Medical Centre, Dentist Office, Recreation Centre, Golf Course. $179,900 mls 2143003

Ted Surridge*

278 niles street, wellinGton Maintenance free home in the middle of the Village. Finished basement except for flooring & trim, new breaker panel with new wiring in basement, new studding & insulation, dry walled & painted, plumbing replaced with plastic drain & press lines, High Eff. gas furnace 1 1/2 yr old. Utilities/taxes carry for less than $450/month. $190,000 mls 2141559

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis*

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis* ldeally located on the Bay of Quinte in the area of Telegraph Nar- Beautiful views of Lake Consecon will delight you when you rows, and offering some of the best fishing in Ontario, here is an build your dream home here. Add a dock, and enjoy fantastic opportunity to build your dream home on this level, cleared lot. Tie summers boating, kayaking/canoeing, fishing and swimming. your boat to your own dock and boat, fish and swim as the seasons Easy drive to Trenton, Picton, Wellington and Belleville. permit. A great shed is already in place. $245,000 mls 2140242  $249,000 mls 2136561  

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis*

This is your opportunity to own a great home only minutes to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Solid construction, newer roof and windows, efficient heat pump/central air, excellent water system and a finished lower level. Main floor laundry and two washrooms allow for easy, bungalow living. A 2+ car garage plus parking for 6 vehicles! $279,000 mls 2141822 

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis*

A wonderful parcel of 53 acres offer stunning waterviews over Picton Bay just a short drive to both Hwy 401 and Picton. Over 100 years old, the home offers three bedrooms, a center hall plan, and in-law suite with private entrance. A large barn with hydro is perfect for storage and workshop. The waterfront allows the opportunity to enjoy sunsets and fishing. $349,000 mls 2142547

IN-LAW SUITE

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251

west laKe frontaGe – 3.6 acres. Two separate residences both with attached garages. Century home & newer 2-bedroom, 2 bath suite. $499,900 mls 2140770

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

GorGeous BunGalow with view of waupoos island & prince edward Bay Smith Bay, and Lake Ontario. Beautifully landscaped. Updated bungalow with a loft and roof top patio. 2 guest bedrooms, and master bedroom with ensuite bath. Custom built cabinets in the eat-in kitchen, custom made 2 sided fireplace, crown moulding, baseboards, and trim. Loft has extra storage, could be a studio or a 4th bedroom. $789,000 mls 2140714

Kristen Rutgers*

Terrific waterfront commercial zoned house with cottge. Located on East Lake minutes from the park entrance. Open concept newly renovated kitchen. New metal roof. Triple car garage. A must see! $299,000 mls 2131863

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Mark Davis*

Wow! Only $399,000 for a 97.5 acre prime waterfront farm! This property offers a great blend of boating,swimming and Agricultural pursuits. Swim on the beach or enjoy endless hours of boating. It will be tough to decide if you want to build on the separately deeded 1 acre waterfront lot with over 350 ft. of waterfront or on the 96.5 acre parcel that has beautiful elevated water views. mls 2141480

Ron Norton*

Custom waterfront home, 2.5+ acres, a throw back to an era of homes of grandeur. Wrap around veranda, large eat-in kitchen, spacious, inclusive living room. Large windows throughout, spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Lower level retreat offers space for entertainment, games and privacy. Rear deck for bbq's and quiet times. All of this plus your own private waterfront on the Bay of Quinte $500,000 mls 2137275

Veronica Norton* Exceptionally private beautiful log home facing south looking over your very private 550 ft. beach on Lake Ontario. The large balcony allows for great views and entertaining. This 65 acre parcel allows you to roam & view local wildlife on your own property. $1,250,000 mls 2141190


THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 f RE/7

THE PICTON GAZETTE

KRISTEN RUTGERS, (PLIWISCHKIES)

Sales Rep

cell 613-848-4403

kristen@remaxquinte.com

QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 106 NORTH FRONT ST. BELLEVILLE 613-969-9907 1 LAKE STREET PICTON 613-476-5900

HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep

cell 613-921-7441 herb@remaxquinte.com

Great County Listings COMMERCIAL

Almost new, completely remodeled 2 story home. Granite kitchen, floors redone, gas fireplace, new furnace and central air, some new windows. New siding has been ordered! Double lot, beautifully landscaped, double garage. Perfect location for home based business. $269,000 MLS 2142663

Wow! Spectacular property. 4800+ sq. ft. beautifully maintained living space. Designer kitchen, stainless steel appliances. Radiant heating, 2 fireplaces, 750 sq. ft. master bedroom. Full granny suite. Professionally landscaped, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths in main house. Bathrooms in outbuildings. Inground sprinkler system. Huge sunroom. 6000+ sq. ft. insulated & heated garage space. Very unique! Very scenic! Replacement cost over $1.000.000. A must see! $595,000 MLS 2142447

249 FRY ROAD Newly constructed bungalow situated on 2 acres. Open concept kitchen, dining and living area with Vaulted ceilings. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths,nicely finished. Fully insulated and dry walled basement. Double garage. Central Air. 3 baths. Large MB with ensuite. Setback with a private treed lane way. Great Curb Appeal. $339,000 MLS 2136616

4 bedrooom split level on a magnificent in town lot. Beautiful mature trees, very private. Deck off the kitchen. Newer addition with large family room-could be a Granny Suite with separate entrance. New furnace and Central Air. Some new windows. Metal roof. Quick possession. $240,000 MLS 2141237

ELMBROOK ROAD Lovely country setting. Quiet road, 21 acres to build your dream home. Close to Picton and less than 20 min to 401. Some woods-corn crop on site. $60,000 MLS 2140096 PRIME DEVELOPMENT LAND CONSECON Excellent development site. Severances possible. Possible vtb to qualified buyer. $159,000 MLS 2140431

Nice brick bungalow in the Village of Bloomfield. Big double lot, fenced, extensive renovations in the past 2 years includes new septic, furnace, siding, paint, alarm system & some windows. Attached garage, deck, workshop. $249,000 MLS 2140158

Terrific location for this commercial/ residential property. Century brick with ample parking and detached garage. 1 bedroom currently rented. Core commercial allows almost any commercial operation. Lower level vacant, easy to show. $339,000 MLS 2142830

Magical and serene nature lovers paradise. This Geertsma built home situated on a 105` private sandy beach is your dream retirement home. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Impeccably maintained 2 bedrooms up and 1 down. Master bedroom ensuite c/v, c/a, fireplace, open concept! mixed trees on a gently sloping lot. wildlife galore! MLS 2142853

Scenic rural waterview estate lot. 5+ acres 800` frontage central to Belleville and Picton. Possible severance. View of Muscote Bay and Big Island. $159,000 MLS 2140081

4 bedroom century home on King Street. Large rooms and a rec room for the kids! Perfect starter home. Gas fireplace. Furnace. 200 amp service. Premier location in the heart of Picton. $229,000 MLS 2143068

Spectacular 10.3 acre lot minutes from Picton, this Farnsworth built home is sure to please many happy clients. 3 bedroom, 2 baths full basement, vaulted ceilings, c/a, deck and veranda, master bedroom ensuite. Choose your own finishes. Other models to choose from. Site is shovel ready! $329,000 MLS 2140566

3 buildings on one lot! Commercial building zoned M-1, 2500 sq ft office, workshop & 3 1/2 bay garage - separate meter. House can be single family or duplex or in-law suite etc. 6 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 fireplaces, 2 full baths. Guest house-2 bedrooms unti-$750.00, above ground pool - 27 foot round -wraparound deck, 3 oil tanks. Artesian well, 90% newer windows on main house. Ideal to live-workplay. Very clean! $349,000 MLS 2137216

NEW PRICE

Nice cottage on Smiths Bay, large treed lot, quiet recreational community, deck on front of house with waterview and deeded access to Smiths Bay, year round road. Ideal rental property. Quick possession. approx. $198/year road maintenance cost. $199,000 MLS 2141750

NO MONEY DOWN, NO PROBLEM. Give Herb a call and let me show you how I can assist you with home ownership. Perfect starter home/condo. 3 bedroom, full rec room. New carpets and flooring. Patio area. Last of the rental units. Immediate possession. Newly painted. Approx. $836.58 monthly payments including Principle, interest, taxes and condo fees. WHY PAY RENT! $104,000 MLS 2136763

NEW LISTING

Classic red brick Century home, central Picton. Well maintained, many renovations and updates over the years. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Large principle rooms. Modern functional kitchen. Central air, gas f/p in living room. 21`x18` family room, doors to private deck area. Hardwood floors down, newer pine floors up. Great attic space! Fenced backyard. Storage shed/workshop for the handyman! Very warm and tastefully decorated. New shingles, rubber membrane installed in 2013. Vacant with quick possession possible $ $244,900 MLS 2141216

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

Terrific waterfront commercial zoned house with cottge. Located on East Lake minutes from the park entrance. Open concept newly renovated kitchen. New metal roof. Triple car garage. A must see! $299,000 MLS 2131863

Magnificent Curb Appeal! A majestic stone home, situated on a double lot with full municipal services. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Spacious 10` ceilings, fully finished lower level. Intricate crown moldings, marble and hardwood floors throughout. Perfect for an upscale bed and breakfast. Panoramic water view of Lake Ontario. Large parkland space between House and waterfront. Priced to sell!!! $499,999 MLS 2140859

WATERFRONT

OPEN HOUSE SUN MAY 25 1-2:30PM 528 MITCHELLS CROSSROAD Newly constructed Colorado bungalow situated on 10.3 acres. 5 minutes to Picton. A piece of paradise! 9` ceilings with vaulted in living room. Open concept hardwood and ceramic throughout! This home is a pleasure to show. 10x10 deck off the dining area. Double car garage. Central air! $329,900 MLS 2140648

Spectacular 10.3 acre lot minutes from Picton, this Farnsworth built home is sure to please many happy clients. The Ridgeview 2 has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths full, basement, vaulted ceilings, c/a, deck and veranda, master bedroom ensuite. Choose your own finishes. Other models to choose from. $364,400 Mls 2140566

Let 27 years of real estate experience go to work for you. Call Herb for your free market evaluation.

Call Herb or Kristen for your Free Market Evaluation!!!!


RE/8 f THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

uinte Isle®

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399-2134

Real Estate Inc. (613) Brokerage

26 MacDonald. Wellington, Ontario, K0K 3L0 • Fax 399-2140

sharon@quinteisle.com

www.quinteisle.com

SHARON ARMITAGE, OWNER/BROKER OF RECORD *Member of the Quinte and District Real Estate Board Inc.

THE PICTON GAZETTE LAKEBREEZE CRT WELLINGTON 3 plus bedrm home, nice size lot, walkable to all amenities. Close to beaches, parks & schools. Large bright living rm, fieldstone gas fireplace. Great kitchen, bright eating area looking over millennium trail. 3 baths, large family rm, fireplace. On demand water system, air conditioning. Single car garage, entrance to finished basement. Call to view. Asking $289,000 MLS®2142989

JUST D E LIST

NILES ST. WELLINGTON All brick 4 plex. Each unit contains 2 bedrooms, 4 pc LD SO , LD SO SOLD, bath, lg eat in kitchen, laundry hook ups, bright living rm. Large lot, paved parking lot, next to tennis courts. Walkable to all amenities. Asking $369,000 MLS®2142900

CALL ON THIS ONE Big Island. Elevated Bungalow with attached 2 car garage. Lg eat in kitchen, lots of oak cupboards, bright eating area, patio doors to side deck for barbecuing. Bright living/dining rm with lg window facing Bay of Quinte. 3 bedrms, 4 pc bath on main level, 2 bedrms, lg bright family rm, fireplace on lower level. Lg foyer from garage, to lg back deck & hot tub, and front door. Lg workshop great for home occupation on this 8 plus acre parcel. $359,900 MLS®2140918

VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON 4 bedrm brick 2 storey Circa home on Main St close to beach, parks, churchs & views of Lake Ontario. Recently renovated, nicely decorated, lg principal rooms. Country kitchen, dining rm, family rm, den, formal living rm. Newer gas furnace, windows, ashphalt shingles. 2 full baths, pine closets. Call to view. Asking $299,900 MLS®2141658

LOOKING FOR FISH Bay of Quinte waterfront lot with lots of potential. Property slopes gently to the water & has drive to put your boat in. Property features drilled well, bath house with shower and toilet, storage for pump etc., holding tank, hydro is in to trailers on property. Perfect retreat until you’re ready to build your retirement home. Great area for fishing, swimming & boating. Close to Kingston & Belleville. Asking $179,000 MLS®2135508

PERFECT FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS CLOSE TO WINERIES On the edge of Hamlet of Hillier. 3 bedroom starter home for young family features new kitchen, some new flooring, freshly painted and brand new 4pc plus bath. New propane furnace, new wiring, new windows. Attached single car garage. Nice size lot and a lots of water. Priced to sell at $169,900 MLS®2137410

THIS ONE IS READY TO GO County Rd #1. Lg bungalow set in the trees close to Trenton & Picton. View of Lake Consecon. Features 3 bedrms, den, kitchen, living rm, dining rm & great room. Lower level family rm, walkout to patio area, workshop, unspoiled area that could be used for home occupation etc. Detached 2 car garage, driveway paved, extensive landscaping completed. A must see. Asking $289,900 MLS®2136635

EXECUTIVE HOME Lg lot in upscale subdivision in Village of Wellington. Open concept family rm/ kitchen/ eating area, separate living rm/ dining rm. Main floor master bedroom, ensuite, walkin closet. 2 pc bath, laundry on main floor with inside entrance to 2 car garage. Second level has 2 bedrooms, 4 pc bath. Unspoiled basement with rough in for bath. Call on this one. Asking $389,900 MLS®2142317

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS 1.3 acre parcel lends itself to some serious development. All pieces are in core area of town. This property features 8500 sq ft solid building with Main St access, as well as 3000 sq ft building featuring 1700 commercial and 3 bedrm completely renovated apt with Wharf St. access, separate lot backs onto Niles St. Asking $879,000 MLS®2135475

GLENORA RD Close to Picton and has municipal water at your lot line. View of Picton Bay. Mature trees at back of this 100 ft x 200 ft lot. This is the spot for your new home. Asking $125,000 MLS®2133769

LOOKING FOR PEACEFUL AND PRETTY? This is it, close to Soup Harbour. 2 acres of land with deeded access to Lake Ontario. Property features a drilled well, driveway entrance is in. Ready to go to build your new home. Asking $69,900 MLS®2125759

available. Asking $68,500 MLS®2134613

VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON Niles St. Great lot backing onto creek. Mature trees and close to all amenities. Walkable to beach and schools. Municipal services are

LARGE BUILDING LOT In Village of We l l ington. SOLD, SOLD, SOLD Water sewer and gas to the lot line and all service fees have been paid. Close to harbour and beach. Mature trees on lot. This one is ready to go. Asking $69,000 MLS®2140827

CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS Wharf St. Wellington. Commercial building features on second level 3 bedrm fully renovated apt with modern kitchen, cork flooring, stone gas fireplace, air conditioned. Large deck. Main floor is approx. 1700 sq ft of commercial space. Great for restaurant, office, bakery, studio or fitness centre. Building in great shape. Subject to severance. Asking $379,000 MLS®2134612

80 MAPLE ST. WELLINGTON 4.57 acres of land with large industrial building on site. All municipal services are in place. Great for storage or for business. Backs onto millennium trail, close to all amenities. Great development property. Asking $429,000 MLS®2134617

MAIN ST WELLINGTON Core Business area. Property with large solid building with all municipal services. Large surfaced lot with potential galore. Great opportunity with income development. Subject to severance. Asking $49,9000 MLS®2134611

Feature HELMER’S BUILDING

NEW HOMES CUSTOM HOMES

Renovations, Additions Soffit, Fascia, Siding ERIC HELMER 613-476-4945

476-7893

6 Talbot Street, Picton

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GEORGE REID

Broker

Home of the Week DESIGN FORLIVING LIVING DESIGN FOR DESIGN FOR LIVING

IMPRESSIVE COUNTRY HOME Plan No. SHSW02233

This country-flavored design offers a lovely exterior and a family-friendly layout that offers surprising amenities. Through the foyer, a study sits to the left; with the adjacent full bath, it can easily serve as a guest room. The formal living room on the right could also do double duty as a media zone or den, especially if modified to have doors. Further back, the dining room opens to the covered porch so that you can enjoy views while eating. The relaxed family room in back opens to the kitchen to form a casual living space. A snack bar serves three, while the breakfast nook enjoys lots of sunlight from surrounding windows. An island adds extra work space in the kitchen, and skylights brighten the room. Step out from the family room to the porch, which extends the entire width of the house and wraps around the sides, too. The master suite forms a comfortable retreat with a bay window, dual walk-in closets, and a well-appointed bath that features a corner garden tub, separate shower, and two sinks. Three bedrooms upstairs share two baths and a sitting loft.

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First Floor: 2,026 sq. ft. Second Floor: 849 sq. ft. Total: 2,875 sq. ft.

Second Floor Second Floor First Floor First Floor


THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 f RE/9

THE PICTON GAZETTE

IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN

$222,500 This sophisticated condo unit boasts a smart floor plan with balcony facing west. The unit is easy to maintain & condo fees are $256.70. Heat and hydro are included in fees. Open concept living with glamorous kitchen and large pantry. Ensuite laundry is easy and efficient. Security System. Resident lounge on top floor. One outdoor parking space. Call me for your personal tour. MLS速2143009

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

MAGNUM OPUS $695,000 Remember when homes had large dining rooms, high ceilings and expansive foyers? This home has it all! Majestic front staircase, wide pine floors, original trim, 4 bedroooms, 4 baths, 3 fireplaces and even a woodstove in the library! Lovely outside patio off sunroom. This character home is ready for new owners. Choose a home with history. Choose me. Call today for your personal tour. MLS 速2111566

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 f RE/11

THE PICTON GAZETTE

Picton BayWaterfront ~ A Stunning Offering! 1.6 Acres on Picton Bay! Upscale appointments throughout. This home shows to perfection with outstanding water views. Call Today. #2142642 $739,000

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Wow.. Executive 3 bedroom finished up & down on protected channel to West Lake! Dock, gardens, set on 1 acre #2142641 $465,000

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Extraordinary Waterfront! Extraordinary Classic Tudor “Muskoka style” Estate on the Lake! Beamed ceilings, log walls, all the “I wants” ...year round or retreat! #2141463 $669,000

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Pond, waterfront & a contemporary home on 5 acres! A great escape from the city. Birds & wildlife prevail. Area of fine country homes! 2137023 $399,000

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Pristine, wonderful home reno’d to perfection! Includes a wonderful gallery or studio for your entrepreneurial dreams! #2142442 $245,000

Century Home & Workshop ! 4 Very Beautiful Acres with many original features & updates! Dreaming of a Studio ? Come See #2142441 $475,000


RE/12 f THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

THE PICTON GAZETTE

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15 Cumberland St. Renovated throughout with Century home character in Picton. Main floor laundry. Private yard with large deck. Views of nature, even deer! Low hydro & water costs! $259,000

Spectacular waterfront property on The Bay of Quinte! Cathedral ceilings. Hardwood floors. 2 stone fireplaces. Boathouse with guest apt. Lovely summer rental. $457,000

Hilltop 1870’s farmhouse, lots of charm & immense potential. Huge country kitchen. Brick fireplace in living room. 9 ft ceilings. 3+ acres. $239,000

Breathtaking waterfront home on Big Island! Open concept. French door walkouts. Kitchen and living space on lower level perfect for in-law suite or B&B! Triple garage and workshop. $525,000

Amazing Long Reach renovated waterfront bungalow. 3 fireplaces. Tennis court, pool, sauna. 3000 sq. ft. of living space! Easy summer rental for $1795 per week! $529,000

Marina with 9+ acres of land and 600+ feet of waterfront in beautiful Waupoos. Close to wineries, farms and restaurants. 138 slips with space to expand to 200 slips. Outstanding opportunity for a first-class marina with possibilities for other waterfront development. $1,375,000


Picton Gazette May 22 2014