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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
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McGuinty plans exit, shutters Queen’s Park
Kenyan Omwenga wins marathon More than 1,000 take on county course in wet conditions
Smith not pleased with prorogued legislature
WARRIORS Maasai role models share life stories at PeCi PAge 5
Potential exchange students link up to Brazil PAge 10
Senior Panthers place second at Port Hope tournament PAge 24
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There may have been some precipitation in the air, but there was no raining on the Prince Edward County Marathon's parade on Sunday. Well over 1,000 runners took part in the ninth annual event on Sunday in spite of grey skies and periods of intermittent rain. Thankfully, the winds stayed down for most of the event, meaning those taking part in the full marathon weren't tasked with running into the teeth of sustained gusts that typically blow in from West Lake across County Rd. 12 during gloomy days. And well some runners arrived at the finish line wet and soggy, they were, for the most part, no worse for wear. Race manager Lisa Lindsay said she was satisfied with the running of the event from start to finish. “The event went off very well, it was a wonderful day,” Lindsay told the Gazette Tuesday. “I was worried about my Re/Max water station volunteers but they keep doing it with a smile and the runners are so appreciative of their efforts.” This year Subway in Picton got on board as a race sponsor and fed those
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Wet Winner Kenyan Thomas Omwenga, right, cruises down Main Street in
Bloomfield Sunday en route to winning the 2012 Prince Edward County Marathon. Also pictured is pacer and 2011 winner Phillip Kipchumba. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff) that were busy keeping runners hydrated every two kilometres and it's examples like this coupled with community participation that make the Prince Edward County marathon a hidden jewel among the marathon community.
“It's kudos to the entire community for embracing this event,” Lindsay said. “We put on a fully sanctioned race and we offer even more to the runners than races in Toronto, Philadelphia, New York City and Chicago. We want
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With a summer filled with drought-like conditions, this wouldn't seem to be the best year for beginners to start growing giant pumpkins. Jim Reid, however, managed just fine. Reid took top honours at the 16th annual Wellington Pumpkinfest with an entry that tipped the scales at 1,148 lb, edging hometown favourite John Vincent of Northport by 15 lb. Reid, who selected his prize pumpkin from eight he germinated in Martintown, just north of Cornwall said he had some extra motivation to get into
growing this year. "My cousin has been growing in Prince Edward Island for about 13 years now," he said. "He developed leukemia and last year he had a hard time doing it. This year he's taking a year off." Following that visit, Reid's wife bought him a membership in the Giant Vegetable Growers Club and he travelled to a convention last year to hear the likes of Vincent and past world-record holder Jim Bryson talk about their Big deBut Jim Reid, of Martintown, shows off the methods for growing the giant pumpkin that won first place at the Wellington Pumpmonster vegetables.
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With Ontario's unemployment rates still hovering above the national average and spending still on an upswing, Prince Edward Hastings MPP Todd Smith said this is no time to be taking a break. The first-term representative won't be able to work for his constituents in the Queen's Park legislature or its committees in the foreseeable future, however, as Premier Dalton McGuinty prorogued the legislature indefinitely Monday night following an announcement of his impending resignation. McGuinty noted he'd stay on as premier until his party had chosen a successor. "On his way out the door, the premier is once again doing what is right for the Liberal party and ignoring what is right for the citizens of Ontario," Smith said. "There's a lot of work that still needs to be done." Smith pointed to province's fall economic statement which the Liberal government released Monday in the legislature, just hours before McGuinty's surprise announcement as proof that this isn't the time to be playing politics and shuttering the legislature down. "This is a tipping point for Ontario. As you know, the credit rating agencies have been watching Ontario closely and we've already had a few downgrades under McGuinty. The fall economic statement indicated spending has increased $3.7 billion and our deficit is up to $14.4 billion." Smith added that fall economic statement also didn't touch on the controversy surrounding the movement of two gas-fired power plants already in construction in the Greater Toronto Area to Sarnia and Lennox and Addington respectively at a cost of $700 million to $1 billion.
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County joins program to help with economic development in the Caribbean Staff might be invited to share expertise and network with officials in other countries at no extra cost to municipality Chad Ibbotson
Although some councillors were concerned about the optics of participating in the program, committee of the whole voted last week to support the municipality's
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nicipality to participate in the program and any staff who are tapped to get involved or visit the Caribbean as part of the program would be required to complete work either beforehand or upon their return as no extra staff would be hired for the interim. Dewing said the FCM would cover all travel and accommodation costs for those participating in the program. â€œIt will provide substantial growth for staff and the municipality,â€? Dewing told councillors. â€œThe staff who would normally be involved would not be replaced, they would come back and pick up their work or prepare for it beforehand.â€? Dewing said when working out of the country staff would be away for at least a week. Staff would be paid as they usually would for that time. â€œIt's a fantastic opportunity at close to no cost that will provide great profile for the municipality and provide great opportunities for expanding the way we look at economic development â€” especially the micro and small economic development areas,â€? he said. He said the program would offer a municipality chances to learn from other municipalities as well as
show what the County is doing. He said Prince Edward County appears to be a good fit for what the FCM is looking for. â€œWe feel that our community development profile most appropriately meets what the FCM is looking for and it's quite unique in that it's almost a guarantee that there will be bilateral learning â€” it won't be a onesided opportunity,â€? he said. Councillor Jamie Forrester wasn't convinced the municipality wouldn't incur some costs associated with the program and worried about the optics of sending municipal staff away while the municipality works to cut back on spending. â€œWe've reduced staff we're moving everybody around. Is this the right time? We have somewhat of a new economic development department. Is this the right time to be sending our staff off two-to-three times a year?â€? Forrester said. Forrester said he had no doubt the program would be a valuable one, he said it could be hard to present that to the public. â€œAt a time where we're talking about hardships in Prince Edward County and increases in taxes, we've basically said times are tough we have to get everything under control, it's hard to sell to the general public that we're going to send staff off to the Caribbean,â€? he said. Councillor Bev Campbell said she sees the program as a growth opportunity for the municipality. â€œI also see it as a good way to market the county,â€? she said. Councillor Barbara Proctor echoed the sentiment. â€œIt will be a great networking opportunity for the county,â€? she said.
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New women’s champion crowned after protest launched over unregistered pace runner of Hamilton who finished with a time of 3:01:06. Lindsay said the decision to change the order of finish and award Kibor top prize while allowing Merlainen to keep her time was a mediated decision that satisfied all parties. “We are a fully sanctioned event and there are specific rules and regulations in place that keep us as a Boston Marathon qualifier, and due
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Omwenga battled through the conditions and posted a winning time of 2:34.43 “The race wasn't bad and I like the course, it's a nice course,” the 33-year-old said. “The problem was the weather. I came hoping to run in 2:22 but when it was raining and I felt I couldn’t make that time.” Omwenga capped off an excellent season in 2012, having captured the Victoria, Levis (Quebec), and Manitoba Marathons this year. When asked if he expected to take home the 2012 Rolf Lund Memorial Cup, Omwenga was forthright. “Yes, of course I was expecting to win and to also set the course record but the weather wouldn't let me,” Omwenga said “I would
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Among those running in the event for the first time were Brockville's Joanne Sine, Jan Smith, Rhiannon Iles and Gayle Prosser. The quartet were taking part in the half marathon as a celebration of Sine's 50th birthday and were all wearing pink outfits and tiaras. Iles, herself, was supposed to run the marathon in 2011 put an untimely injury five days prior derailed her run and it was decided by the four friends the 2012 half marathon would be a memorable way to toast Sine's birthday. In spite of the weather, the four were excited and ready to take part in the event Sunday morning. “Absolutely, I think we will be smiling the whole way and we've got $50 worth of Copper Kettle chocolate to keep us going,” Iles laughed. Another first-timer was Matt Tweedy. Tweedy was Quinte's Biggest Loser, having shedded 63 pounds in a recent weight dropping competition. Overall, Tweedy is down 103 pounds since January and even though he broke a rib in September, he was taking part in the 2012 PEC Marathon. “I'm going to make it happen...if I have to pull out, I'll pull out but I'm planning on finishing it,” Tweedy said. “I wouldn't have thought about this a year ago, I wouldn't have even said the word marathon. I was a smoker, I weighed 400 pounds, and I couldn't walk a half- kilometre to the park with my son. It's hard to imagine I'm about to take part in this event.” Let the record show Tweedy did finish the 2012 PEC half-marathonarathon in a time of 2:37.55 Another rookie PEC Marathoner was the winner, Thomas Omwenga of Kenya by way of Hamilton.
to the technicality, the decision was made (to strip Merlainen ofthe title),” Lindsay said. Winners of the halfmarathon were Carleton Place's Bernie Hogan (1:18:21) and Callander's Angela Bats-
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Over the next couple weeks, the bellowing of skips directing their teammates and the smashing of rocks together might not be the only sounds one hears at the Prince Edward Curling Club. President Richard Linnett indicated the club has hired a local contractor to work on a $50,000 project intended to upgrade the facility as part of conditions in the club’s lease with the county. “We were obliged to accept responsibility for the building by the county when the lease was renegotiated last year,” Linnett said. “Providing accessible access by 2014 was one of the changes that we knew we would need to make.” The club is working to install ramps to provide access to both the upper lounge level and the ice level and it is also in the process of adding an accessible washroom at the lounge level. The situation also provided the club an opportunity to upgrade electrical systems, replace doors and insulation, and add some fresh paint in some areas of need. Linnett said he is hopeful the changes will be finished by the time the curling season starts next Monday. According to Linnett, the
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club’s membership will absorb the costs of the changes, something it is able to do because of a steady incline in the number of people participating in its programs on a regular basis. “It looks like we will have 10 more members this year on top of last year and we have been getting 10-15 more each year for the past five years,” he explained. While Linnett wouldn’t rule out the possibility of an outside sponsorship to help with the costs — the club has put some feelers out already — he said one thing the membership will not do is go back to the county to ask for any taxpayer money. As far as he’s aware, the accessibility improvements will not have a major impact on the membership during the curling season as the upgrades are not something membership has been
demanding. “We don’t have a single curling member who would need the upgrades,” he said. “There are a lot of events in the summer that would really take advantage of that.” The club has hosted events like the Great Canadian Cheese Festival, the Picton County Fair, the WI Craft Show, antique shows, model train shows, and plant shows in the past. Linnett also figures the improvements may give the club an opportunity to create more revenue in future years. “What you will see is that we will likely try to take advantage of renting it out more now that it is accessible,” he said. Overall, while Linnett said the move will require a bit of adjustment and some short-term pain on members’ pocketbooks, the club’s financial future is bright, specifically with the “significant and good” trend of new member growth. As far as future projects go, Linnett said nothing else is immediately on the front burner as ongoing maintenance will be a top priority. Long term, Linnett said the club will likely look to refit its existing washrooms and its kitchen. “That’s in the future, though,” Linnett said.
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tools of the trAde Maasai warrior Jackson Ntirkana shows one of the bows his fellow warriors use to hunt. Ntirkana and fellow warrior Wilson Meikuaya were among the first in their tribe to receive a university education and now they serve as ambassadors for the Free The Children and Me to We organizations. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)
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On most days, the right to an education is taken for granted in these parts. Last Friday, PECI students were reminded how privileged they are to have been born in Canada where going to school is part of their culture. That afternoon, the school received a visit from Wilson Meikuaya and Jackson Ntirkana, two men who are part of the Maasai tribes who have occupied an area of present-day Kenya and Tanzania south of the Nile River for several centuries. The two men made the trek to PECI after a 36-hour plane flight to Canada as a way of helping international aid organizations Free The Children and Me to We thank the school and its Make Poverty History club for raising more than $20,000 worth of donations to staff and supply an elementary school in Kenya. During the presentation, the men discussed how their tribes feared the government and believed that by bringing children to schools, the government was taking their youth and dealing a blow to their distinct culture. Meikuaya recalled being told about school at a young age by another boy who had been and who had learned to count and identify animals by colour and size, he remembered asking his parents to send him. “That day, mom and dad sat me down telling me they knew about school. It was a place that took children away from parents and stole culture away from Maasai,” he said. He recalls his parents taking action to move away from the government and police who were coming to find students to educate and the reinforced the idea Maasai shouldn’t attend. “Mom and dad warned me if you ever see the government come to steal us away from home to school, we were supposed to run,” he said. Ntirkana also remembered hostility on the part of his family toward school. “My parents also told me strangers and the police
would come around and try to steal us away from home.” Eventually, however, both young men did get taken to schools — Ntirkana overcoming his fears through the kindness of a police officer — and both found it was nothing to be feared, but rather it was something their people should embrace. “I was nervous I would never see my family again. I was surprised how cool these people were,” said Ntirkana. Added Meikura: “We had students from all over the country. They were from different tribes and different clans of the Maasai, but could love and share. We learned so much from one another.” Traditionally, young Maasai men were charged with becoming warriors and protecting their families and their cows from impending dangers — essentially, they were to become warriors. The Maasai warriors traditionally trained under the elders of the village and learned how to be adept with weaponry and kill predatory animals to protect their families if that’s what they had to do in order to survive. The final test to become warriors was to kill a healthy lion with just a number of primitive weapons — including a spear, machete, bow and arrow, and a sort of club — and both young men had to do that at about the same age as a Grade 8 graduate here in Canada before their
families would allow them to go on to secondary school. Meikuaya said he could think of almost nothing else but to continue with his education and he said his schooling gave him courage to listen to the elders and then go on the hunt. Both men killed lions within months of going to the elders’ cave to learn and both eventually not only finished high school, but also earned their university degrees in Nairobi, two of the first in their tribe to accomplish that feat. Meikuaya said that his formal education trumps his hunting prowess when it comes to protecting and helping his people. “If you have an education, you are more safe to protect your family. A drought will not take your knowledge away.” The men said their generation has marked a change to a different value system where the new warriors of their culture — both males and now females — are those who go on to get a formal education and bring it back to help the tribes. While working as ambassadors and sharing the progress they’ve made, Meikuaya and Ntirkana are also careful to respect the traditions their culture holds dear. They’ve shared their experiences in a book called The Last Maasai Warriors which tells about their upbringing and they do their
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speaking engagements in traditional dress — red to attract vulnerable animals, wearing jewels female members of the tribe have given them for their honourable deeds, and demonstrating the tools they had to use to get ahead. Students enthusiastically participated in the questionand-answer sessions and many stayed behind after the presentation for photos and a chance to speak with the warriors directly. Student co-president Kurtis Brewster said he found himself inspired by the warriors. He said he and his fellow students could follow in their footsteps, showing resolve and dedication to achieve their goals in life. “I found it interesting how badly they wanted to go to school and the obstacles they were willing to overcome to get their education.” During the presentation, students were invited to donate money to Enelerai Primary School, the school PECI has been supporting in Kenya. Many also brought non-perishable donations for the Picton United Church County Food Bank.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
Picton Gazette 80 years ago — 1932
■ Picton man Harold Leavitt was convicted of attacking Marion Myers as she was walking home on Union Street Oct. 1. Leavitt was sentenced to six months in prison and 10 lashes, which were to be administered at the start of his sentence. Police testified Leavitt was intoxicated at the time of the incident. ■ Officials with the Royal Canadian Legion announced their intention to fight any efforts by society to have Remembrance Day reduced to just a formal silence of two minutes during the day, rather than a Canadian holiday. They noted it was especially important for youth to understand the sacrifices made by soldiers between 1914 and 1918. ■ A Bloomfield woman had a lucky find while working in her garden as she unearthed a Canadian coin from 1844.
50 years ago — 1962
■ Picton mayor H.J. McFarland proved himself among the best in the province at the International Plowing Match in Owen Sound, where he placed fourth in a plowing competition for mayors. Windsor mayor Mike Patrick placed first. ■ Seeing vandalism to the old log cabin on the site of the North Marysburgh fairgrounds, the Prince Edward Historical Society voted to form a committee to establish ownership of the building, then to work to preserve it and any remaining historical artifacts that might have been stored within the structure. ■ A 48-year-old Adolphustown man was fined $25 and charged court costs after being charged by the RCMP for being the lone occupant of a boat pulling a waterskier on Long Reach near Sophiasburgh.
30 years ago — 1982
■ A Milford man, Melvin Leon Mitchell, died while testing a homemade air compressor tank. The man’s wife found him in the garage where he had been performing the tests. The Industrial Health and Safety Branch had been called in to investigate the accident. ■ The Prince Edward County Vegetable Growers Association had a discussion at their annual meeting about who would pay for unharvested crops, processors who deem there is a surplus or the Ontario Crop Insurance Commission. There was some discussion around the growers altering their calendar and having a dropdead date when farmers aren’t tied to the processing contract and are able to sell their crops themselves. ■ Lake Ontario Cement continued to face the pressures of a difficult market as sales in the third quarter of 1982 were down 18 per cent from the previous year. Despite cost reductions, the company projected it likely wouldn’t turn a profit.
10 years ago — 2002
■ Ameliasburgh native Sharon Sills questioned a County bylaw allowing just two bags of curbside garbage to be put out at the curb. A caregiver for her elderly parents, Sills said she had a mess on her hands with adult diapers and felt if she was paying for bag tags and paying for taxes, she should be able to throw away all the garbage she had. ■ Councillor Robert Quaiff argued for a ban on the spreading of sewage sludge in Prince Edward County due to the risk it posed to public health and safety.
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One does not fry eggs in these ‘pannes’
We call it “autumnal recrudescence”. That period in the fall when the temperatures, daylight hours, and even length of darkness approximate those of spring. Many animals, especially birds, experience a physiological reaction. Photoperiodism, if you will. Sandhill cranes will spend endless days facing each other and jumping high into the air as they would in the spring, to impress a mate. Many species will sing, and in some extreme cases, weak attempts at nest building may take place. Wildflowers sense seasonal changes too, bravely sending out flowers in October. Perhaps not in grand profusion as they would in spring, but admirable attempts at providing some additional colour to the backdrop of reddening trees. I have seen sprigs of lilacs in bloom on warm, November days in past years, and once, at Point Traverse, a wild apple tree there was covered in delicate blossoms…in late October! I was reminded of this as I leafed through the most recent issue of Between Friends, published by the Friends of Sandbanks. In it was an archived article that I had written back in my days as an interpretive naturalist at the park, in the late 1980s. The article was for a column called Sandscript that several staff members, including myself, contributed to during the operating season at the Park and which appeared
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regularly on the pages of the Picton Gazette. This one was about pannes – low, flat, wetland areas in the park that often host a riot of colour in August, once the water levels have dropped. The plants responsible are hardy species as they must contend with an alkaline environment, one in which water levels can fluctuate dramatically at the whims of rainfalls, drought and changing lake levels. If you happen to own a copy of Sandscapes, published early this summer by the Friends, the subject is covered there. We strolled through these unique wetlands along an established path just a few days ago, and continued deep into the dune system. Along the way, we found a few plants that had responded to recent rains and several balmy days that October so often offers. I brought up the subject of fringed gentian, and one pho-
tographer mentioned that he came across one farther back, and had photographed it. Others peeked bravely between browning sedges and sprigs of silverweed. First a single gerardia, then numerous isolated stems of Kalm’s lobelia. Most contained but one miniature flower, as though in defiance of November days around the corner. The most unexpected of all though, was a blossoming hoary puccoon, a wildflower we more closely associate with hot summer days in June. But, here it was, grabbing our attention on a small hummock of sand as we made our way to an enormous dune blowout that I always like taking people to on walks. As winds continue to work the sand, this blowout seems to be getting less dramatic than it was when I used to trail campers over there on my guided interpretive walks 25 years ago. I recall pure sand and towering mountains surrounding this cavernous valley which even kids on our hikes found difficult to ascend to the top. Today, it is becoming more vegetated and stable as the dunes around this blowout continually become moulded by the forces of nature. We found a couple examples of another type of dune. These are called parabolic dunes and their impressive horseshoe shapes form when strong winds push the unstable leading edge forwards, leaving long, trailing elon-
gated arms on either side. You can see them sometimes as miniature etches on the beach, but the ones we were staring at were several metres high. It can be a wild place out there in the pannes where these strange formations provide variety to an otherwise flat wetland. Years ago, I used to take campers to a wonderful example of a barchan dune – like a parabolic dune but reversed. With these, the wind blows the leading edge forwards, downwind, and the slipfaces are on the concave side of the dune. As barchans migrate, and they do move along from year to year, smaller ones behind catch up, bumping into the rear of the larger barchans, and appearing on the other side, almost like waves of light or sound that pass through each other. This was a Thanksgiving hike we were on, and the comment was made that the 15 or so of us could be viewed as rejects, with no special plans for a Thanksgiving Sunday. Actually, we felt quite special, being caught up in this extraordinary environment where the forces of nature are at work daily, changing the sandscape and creating new images. For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-476-5072. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out www.naturestuff.net .
Marysburgh Mummers’ Oliver! opens at Mt. Tabor Friday
The Marysburgh Mummers are ready to celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday in style this fall by staging a popular musical based on one of his beloved tales. Based on the book Oliver Twist, Oliver! is a two-act story of hope and despair, love and hate, and ignorance and want that was adapted into a musical in 1968. The Mummers’ version features
22 of the songs in the musical as well as one or two new scenes. The cast, which like most Mummers productions features actors of all ages, has been working for more than three months in auditions to prepare for the show and director Al Hazell said he’s been very impressed with the quality of performers who turned out to audition.
Hazell also noted the hard work of three members of the production team who have been going above and beyond to make the show a hit. Carol Rutledge has been busy serving as producer, music director, and in costumes. Anne Richie brought many scenes to life with her creative choreography, and Dan Thompson, a recent product of musical theatre
college, added blocking and staging to help with the show. Oliver! runs Oct 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27 at 3:30 p.m. and Oct. 21 and 28 at 2p.m. Tickets are available at Hicks General Store in Milford, Green Gables in Bloomfield, AV Frame and Photo in Picton, and Rossmore Stop for $15 each. -Staff
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Maiden voyage Hastings and Prince Edward Land Trust director Richard Bird is joined by, from left, Grace, Jack, and Sarah Kolb for a ride in the 175-cedar-strip-and-canvas canoe that was auctioned off by the local land preservation group. The Kolb children’s father Frank (not pictured) was the winning bidder at $2,200.. Money raised from the auction of the handcrafted watercraft will be used to fund the land trust’s conservation efforts and initiatives like the Miller Family Nature Reserve in South Marysburgh within the county. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)
McGuinty likely fell on his own sword to advance agenda
JUST one year into his mandate as the leader of Ontario’s minority government, Premier Dalton McGuinty decided Monday that he was going to step down as the province’s top politician as soon as a new Liberal leader could be named. In some ways it is hard to believe that McGuinty would pick this time to walk away, given that he had just received overwhelming support from his party to continue his leadership and given he went to some great lengths to try to cement his majority, while possibly alienating some of his biggest backers among public sector labour organizations to make the case that he still deserves to continue on with his vision for the province. Through his nine years in power, McGuinty managed to stick to his convictions, bringing in programs he believed in like full-day Kindergarten, the LHINs, two major tax reforms in the HST and the health premium, and his green energy portfolio. He also brought in a number of protective laws that helped coin the nickname Premier Dad. Many of those decisions seemed to divide and alienate portions of the province, yet through it all, neither of the other parties could make a break into the red ridings enough to allow the Liberal machine to even waver in its confidence over the nine years they have held the balance of power at Queen’s Park. It would seem that McGuinty is giving up, given those circumstances, but in reality, his resignation might be one last-ditch effort to save the Ontario he wanted to build. With longtime supporters like teachers and doctors openly critical of his approach and the opposition continuously hammering away at his executive — and possibly his own office — on the matter of contempt with regard to the information about the politically motivated movement of two power plants, it was looking more and more like McGuinty would not be electable again and he didn’t want to risk hanging around too long and going the way of the Rae NDP or the Harris-Eves Tories, which were once the darlings of Ontario, but soon lost at the polls and spiralled downward. Both are still struggling to fight back to be able to challenge the strong position the Liberals built, even if economists had been warning they couldn’t keep on spending the money they did to bring in their programming. Perhaps McGuinty did fall on his sword for his own beliefs and maybe that will be enough for the Liberals to maintain power when it becomes time to go to the polls — and it seems he is also betting that despite their frustrations of his proroguing Queen’s Park, the Progressive Conservatives and NDP won’t work together to get an election call, either because they can’t get along or because he has enough control to allow a leadership campaign to build momentum before they have a chance to go to the electorate. As with many moves McGuinty has made before, his announcements Monday are moves that make sense to maintain power. Maybe this time, Ontario residents will see through it and demand changes.
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Zombie walk and Halloween fun at the County libraries
This year’s Library Zombie Walk is on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Following a hugely successful first annual Zombie Walk last year, the library is presenting Zombie Walk 2012. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. at Zombie Central, downstairs at the Picton branch library. Following the format of last year, the downstairs room in the library will become the hub of all things zombie where already costumed zombies will have a chance to mingle and others will have help from talented volunteers who will assist with make up and costumes, including bloody bandages for wrapping and torn zombie-like clothing. At the inaugural event last year, the library anticipated maybe 10 to 20 participants but all were pleasantly surprised when over 80 people, including parents and teens and even teachers, showed up for the fun. Note that this is not an event suitable for young children and those 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate. The walk will begin at 8 p.m. with the route revealed at the event. For those looking for inspiration for their costume, the library suggests searching online for ideas. For the younger set, and less scary Halloween fun, the library is holding five
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Halloween parties. On Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1pm to 3pm all ages are invited to come in costume for games, crafts and snacks at the Ann Farwell library in Milford, at the Al Purdy branch in Ameliasburgh and at the Bloomfield branches of the library. On Tuesday, October 30 at the Wellington branch library, the After School Fun Club will be having a Halloween party as well from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and all are invited. On Halloween Night, October 31, trick or treaters are invited to drop by the Consecon branch of the library from 4pm to 7pm for fun and treats. For more library events, visit the library website’s online events calendar at www.peclibrary.org or visit us on Facebook.
Prince Edward 4-H club members, from left, Maggie Lindsay, Brie Kaduc-Stojsic, Cori Goodman, Codie Goodman, Hanna Daley-Jewell, and Rebecka Houghton picked a good place to sell pumpkins for a fundraiser Sunday as the streets of downtown Wellington were packed with visitors for the annual Pumpkinfest parade. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
CCSAGE applauds council stand on White Pines project
CCSAGE applauds the position taken recently by Mayor Mertens and the members of council in registering a motion that the Prince Edward County council does not support the White Pines project proposed for South Marysburgh due to incomplete reports. This action is just the latest in a long series of actions taken by Council over the past few years. Despite the enactment of the Green Energy and Economy Act, which rendered local councils powerless against the will of the province for siting of renewable energy projects, our council has taken many actions to financially protect the County and to minimize the effects of industrial turbine projects on wildlife and residents when sited inappropriately. ■ Mayor Mertens wrote to the provincial government with a request for a moratorium on industrial wind projects until results of the proposed Health Canada study
on health effects are available. An earlier letter was sent by council to the federal and provincial agencies responsible for public health, energy creation, and energy management requesting research on the subject of health and industrial wind turbines. ■ Council responded to the submission of the Ostrander Point paperwork to the Ministry of Environment with a long list of comments for improvements on mitigation measures with regard to proposed setbacks relative to residences, areas of national and scientific interest (ANSI), important bird areas (IBAs), and threatened species. In general, all mitigation measures proposed were deemed to be “insufficient” to protect these features. ■ Council has expressed support for several of the organizations working to preserve the wildlife and the natural environment along the south shore. The concept
of a national park and marine conservation area being proposed by Point to Point PEC Foundation was endorsed by council via a letter of confirmation to Daryl Kramp, MP, and Todd Smith, MPP. ■ Support was provided to Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) via correspondence to the Ministry of Natural Resources with regard to the habitat of species at risk at Ostrander Point. Other actions taken by Council include: ■ requiring wind energy developers to enter into an installation, removal, access, and security agreement with the municipality which includes a $200,000 security per turbine; ■ support for the residents of Maypul Lane in South Marysburgh by requesting Hydro One find an alternate route for transmission lines; ■ inviting provincial government authorities to present and answer questions on
renewable energy; ■ being very open to deputations to Council by the various groups who are protesting the industrialization of our natural heritage. CCSAGE believes that this Council is listening to concerns of the people of the County on the industrial wind turbine issue and has been acting to the best of its ability under the limitations imposed on it by the provincial government. CCSAGE commends Council for its considered approach to this issue and the attention it has paid to appropriate levels of due diligence before taking action. CCSAGE is a coalition of citizen’s groups and business owners in favour of safe and appropriate green energy. Much of the information included was gathered by members of CCSAGE and of CREW. Garth Manning Chair, CCSAGE
Council could likely operate with half the councillors
Creatures of the night The participants of last year’s well-attended inaugural Zombie Walk pose for a photograph outside the Picton branch of the County of Prince Edward Library . (Submitted photo) The Picton Gazette welcomes letters to the editor of 500 words or less. The letters may be edited for clarity, legal ramifications, length or general taste at the editor’s discretion. We also reserve the right to refuse to publish submitted letters for the same reasons. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the views of the Gazette, its publisher, or staff. Submitted items become the property of the Picton Gazette.
Humane Society to present Gospel fundraiser Saturday
Lorain Sine has always enjoyed spending time around animals, so it has become a bit of a tradition for the Wellington singer to offer her talents to help support the Loyalist Humane Society. In her latest benefit concert for the society, where she also volunteers some time to help care for the cats housed there, Sine will be joined by a talented cast of performers taking part in the Songs of Thanksgiving Gospel Show.
Among the artists slated to perform at the event are Sandra Sine, Jon Milford, Fraser Hardman, David Simmonds, Judy Fraser, Bud Gregory, Terry Spilchen, and a special guest, Tabby Johnson. The show will take place this Saturday night from 7-9 p.m. at the Picton United Church. Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door. All proceeds go to the Loyalist Humane Society. -Staff
It is excellent news that, belatedly, council has decided to consider the size and composition of council. May I suggest that the first priority is to decide on the number of councilors that the county needs? Having made that decision the ward structure or the implementation of an at large system would follow rather than attempting to decide on size and composition at the same time increasing the complexity of the task. It is essential that the voters in the county have an understanding of the size and composition of other councils in Ontario. There are 444 councils in Ontario which are split into three types: single tier which
are responsibility for all activities in their area; lower tier where some activities are given to a higher level; upper tier which handle some matters on a regional basis. A superficial study of the various municipalities (excluding those in area code 807) and further excluding townships and other very small communities, with a population of less than ten thousand, reduces the number of single-tier entities to 27. The county has a population of 25,258 with 15 councilors which gives 2,350 citizens for each councilor. The largest is Ottawa, population 883,391 with 23 councilors which gives 38,430 citizens for each councilor. The three smallest are
Tamiskamin Shores, population 10,400 with six councilors and 1,621 citizens per councilor: Elliot Lake, population 11,723 with six councilors and 1,621 citizens per councilor: Brockville, population 21,570 with nine councillors and 2,430 citizens per councilor. Other than Ottawa,only one other entity has 15 councillors: Hamilton with a population of 519,840 for 34,663 citizens per councillor. Even London manages to get by with only 14 councillors with a population of 366395 and 26,171 citizens per councillor. Coming to our neighbouring municipalities, Belleville has a population of 49,454 with eight councillors for a ratio of 6,182 citizens
per councillor; Quinte West has a population 42,697 with 12 councillors for a ratio of 3,558 citizens per councillor. It should also be noted that most of the 27 councils have responsibility for transit, a police service and many have a local hydro company. Our council has no responsibility for any of these functions. Based on this limited study the county has either too few people or too many councillors! I do not know the right number of councillors for our population base but suggest that seven or eight are in the right ballpark. We certainly do not need 15! Peter Hilton Demorestville
The inherent risks of ‘The show must go on’ philosophy
The call came early Wednesday morning that my father in law had passed away and the funeral was in Kemptville on Saturday, the day of the premiere of my new show The County..Our Legends, Folklore and Music”. The music was co-written with Mark Despault. I called hm that morning and we knew we had to decide whether to pull the show or carry on with it. Despault said “Let’s do it”. The next call I made was to our sponsors Monika, Alexandre and Melanie Fida of The Hubb at Angeline’s. A sponsor certainly doesn’t expect to see a product they
endorse and invest in to be second rate. They gave their blessing to go ahead. That showed courage and faith. The most difficult part of the equation is the possibility of the veteran and highly professional cast will seem to look foolish and under rehearsed. Even when the audience is advised that the leading actor/musician is unavailable due to the death in the family, sometimes they just don’t get it. I received a very nasty email from one audience member saying the piece was “absolutely under rehearsed and looked like a first read through”…ya
think? The cast had to read all of my material off a script because there was no time for rehearsals. Many audience members really believed we were just doing a read through and we should have been “off book.” That really surprised me. Not one of the performers that night ever complained about the position they had been put in. The pressure and risk on them was huge but their dedication to the belief in our industry “the show must go on” carried them through and they gave the most heartfelt performance. The one performer I really
felt sorry for was Rev. David Colwell of South Bay Church. He is a classically trained pianist, not an actor. He was recruited to read large sections of script…..kidnapped is more like it! He did a great job and relieved a lot of pressure off the rest of the cast. I never realized the amount of bravery a cast has to under take when faced with the kind of situation Mark, Emily, Rick, Natasha and David faced that night. Hats off to everybody. Suzanne Pasternak South Marysburgh
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Farmers show off Gypsy Vanner horses Open house raises funds for Community Living
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After frequently fielding questions from onlookers curious about their peculiarlooking horses, the owners of OnceUponA Farm decided to open their gates to the public over the weekend and did so with a cause in mind. Julia O'Neill, husband Dan and daughter Jocelyn welcomed visitors to their farm Saturday to view their Gypsy Vanner horses. Julia said the family had been talking about having an “open house” type of event to showcase the rare horses as she said it was common to have cars stop and take pictures of the animals. The event also took in donations for Community Living Prince Edward's “Healthy Living Program.” “Because this is a rare breed — it's very unusual — people don't see them anywhere else,” O'Neill said. “A lot of people stop on the side of the road or people look at our website. I see the same people all the time are looking, people want to see the horses, they're curious.” O'Neill said even though people stop, they generally don't want to be a bother. “Normally if we see people pull up on the side of the road, if we're out here and we see them we're like come in,” she said. “Because they're new and we're passionate about the breed we want to share that.” The Gypsy Vanner breed is a new one to North America, O'Neill said. The first of the breed came to the United States in 1996. The O'Neill's own mare Nimue was the first of the breed in Canada.
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Shows off a young Gypsy Vanner horse during the farm’s open day Saturday. The breed is new to North America, coming to Canada in 2004. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)
“She just happens to have a maple leaf on her chest which is appropriate,” she said. “Accidental, but appropriate.” O'Neill said the breed is still rare in the United States and Canada. “Technically they're small draft horses. They're very heavy, they can pull a heavy caravan and that's what they were bred for,” she said. “They were truly bred by the Gypsy people to pull their heavy caravans, their living wagons.” She said the breed is generally black and white or brown and white. “They tended to breed coloured horses for two reasons. If you steal a plain brown horse you can hide it anywhere; put it in a field of brown horses and it blends in. Steal one of these horses and put it in with a bunch of other horses and it stands out,” she said. “Also during the world wars the armies would confiscate horses. They wanted black and brown, they didn't want these.” She said the open day was the family's way of inviting
people look at, and talk about, the horses. With that in mind O'Neill said if people were going to come, it also presented an opportunity to contribute to a cause. O'Neill said initially Community Living Prince Edward ran the healthy living program with grant money, but now are in need of funding to keep the program going. “I work at community living as well, so it was natural for me to (ask) 'are you interested in this opportunity?'” O'Neill said. O'Neill said there was no fundraising goal set for the day, saying that the event was a good volunteer opportunity. “There's a youth advocate group, they made chili, so it's a great opportunity for them to volunteer and contribute to a program they're going to benefit from as well,” she said. “We just really wanted people to come have some fun and, while they're here, chip in a bit.” O'Neill said all visitors and donations to the cause were appreciated. “Every little bit helps,” she said.
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MARYSBURGH MUMMERS – Presents OLIVER Oct 19 – 28 at Mt. Tabor Playhouse Milford 4762312. CHERRY VALLEY & DISTRICT LIONS - Share the Wealth raffle winners 2012 are Garry Serson, Doug Semark & Annette Brummell PICTON FOOD BANK in need canned fruit/veggies/cereals/kraft dinner/cookies/juice crystals/peanut butter/tuna. PEC ARTS COUNCIL - Dance Art in Motion 1st & 3rd Tues 6-8pm St Mary Magdalene Parish Hall bring water bottle $5/class. All welcome. Jutta 4766095/Myrna 476-4008. SHOUT SISTER CHOIR - Love to Sing? Choir welcomes new members anytime. No auditions or need to read music. Thurs 7pm-9pm St Mary Magdalene Church. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY - Fall Showing until October 29. 613-476-5665 TOPS 4918 - 7pm - Every Wed night St Mary Magdalene Parish Hall. Information-Gena 399-3461. CONSECON LEGION – Mixed Fun Darts every Thursday at 7pm. Everyone Welcome. CONSECON LEGION – Bid Euchre every Tuesday evening at 7pm. Everyone Welcome. ALBURY FRIENDSHIP GROUP – Meets every Wed morning at Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Quilts for sale. Proceeds to local charities for women. WALKING PROGRAM - Resumed in Picton & Wellington Oct 9. Mon to Fri at PECI Picton, CML Snider Elementary School, Wellington & Wellington & District Community Centre. Must register in advance. PEC Community Care for Seniors 476-7493 OCT 19 – WELLINGTON LEGION DINNER – 5 – 7pm Soup, Chicken parmesan with pasta & garlic bread, Dessert, Coffee & Tea $13.95. Additional information call Frances 399-1401. OCT 19 – EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH – One Dessert – Two Forks “A Harmony of Differences”. Focus on the Family & Emmanuel Marriage Ministries present this dessert night with guest speaker Wayne Saynor. 6:30 – 9:30pm. $10/couple 240 Main St. Bloomfield. For more info visit www.emmanuellife.com. OCT 19 – ALATEEN – Fri 7:30pm St. Mary Magdalene Parish Hall. Age 12 -19 Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711 OCT 20 – LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY – Songs of Thanksgiving Gospel Show with Lorraine Sine & Friends 7-9pm at Picton United Church Tickets $15 each. Proceeds to Loyalist Humane Society. OCT 20 – FRIENDS OF CHRIST CHURCH CEMETERY HILLIER – Chili Supper Fundraiser in the barn. 4-6pm Adults $8 Children under 12 $5. 783 Wilson Rd. Call 399-1892 for information. All welcome. OCT 20 – CONSECON L.A. – Mixed Dart Tournament starts at 11am. Register at 10am. Cost $20/team (16 teams wanted) Contact Legion 392-7433 if you would like to put a team in. OCT 20 - BLOOMFIELD UNITED CHURCH Annual Fall Smorgasbord & Silent Auction 4:30-7pm Adults $13, 2 for $25, Children $6. All welcome Information 393-3172. OCT 20 - SEVENTH TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Regular meeting 1:30pm Ameliasburgh Community Centre 13 Coleman St. Ameliasburgh. Early Bird Draw. Speaker Roland Hochu will speak on his experiences in WWII as a dispatch rider as set out in his memoirs. Come meet this Canadian Hero. OCT 21 – PEC WESLEYAN CHURCH – Guest speaker Rev. Atef - Egyptian District Superintendent. 10:30am 18 Talbot St. Picton. All welcome to join us for this service & to stay & ask questions of our guest. For more info 393-2020. OCT 22 – OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS – Meets at 9:30am at Bloomfield United Church Hall (accessible), 368 Main St. Bloomfield. Everyone affected with a weight problem is welcome. Information call 476-0351/3949. OCT 22- AL-ANON – Meets Mondays 7:30pm at Gilead Fellowship Church. Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. OCT 22 – BLOOD DONOR CLINIC – PE Community Centre Main Hall 375 Main St. 2pm – 8pm. Booking in advance is appreciated. Call 1-888-2366283 to book an appointment. OCT 23 – NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS – Meets Tuesdays 7pm at the Picton Hospital Boardroom. Problem with drugs? 1-888-811-3877 OCT 23 – AL-ANON – Meets Tuesdays 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. OCT 24 – TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Open House for the month of October. Meetings each Wed 11am-12:30pm. Free Methodist Church 384 Main St.E. Picton. Contact Joyce 393-2819. No fee & no obligation to join. OCT 24 – CONSECON SENIORS LUNCHEON SOCIAL – PE Community Care for Seniors luncheon in Wellington at 12noon. $10/person. Reserve your place byTuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 4767493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate & cutlery. If you can’t come to the hall delivery is available for seniors who live near Consecon. If you require take out please advise when you register.
OCT 24 – HEARING HELP CLINIC – Cdn Hearing Society & PE Community Care for Seniors will be hosting a Hearing Help Clinic to answer questions about hearing loss, give info about hearing health care & provide communication strategies. Schedule your half hour appt with a hearing care counsellor at 4767493. OCT 25 – AL-ANON - Meets Thursdays 10:30am at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. OCT 25 – GLENORA UNITED CHURCH – Dish & Donation Supper at 6:30pm. Everyone Welcome. OCT 25 – KINNETTE CLUB OF PICTON – Bridge Luncheon at Picton United Church 12 – 1pm Lunch & 1 – 3pm Bridge $10./person. To reserve a table phone Kerry 476-0203 OCT 26 – ALATEEN – Meets Fridays 7:30pm St. Mary Magdalene Parish Hall. Age 12-19. Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711 OCT 26 – PEC ROCK GEM & MINERAL CLUB – Join us to be part of our regular meetings. From 7:30-9:30pm at Bloomfield Hall, 289 Main St. Bloomfield. Open to all ages. Everyone welcome. OCT 27 – KINNETTE CLUB OF PICTON – Is holding a Miche Handbag & Epicure Fundraising Event at Picton United Church Centennial Hall from 2-4pm. OCT 27 – PE CHILD CARE SERVICES OPEN HOUSE – Lots of Fall/Halloween fun is planned at 10 McFarland Court, Picton from 10am-noon. Costume parade, pumpkin carving, scavenger hunt, face painting, prizes & free draws. No cost to attend. For information call 476-8142. OCT 27 – EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH – That Saturday Night Thing 7pm. A free concert in support of a mission to work with child soldiers in Liberia that will be undertaken by members of Emmanuel Baptist Church 240 Main St. Bloomfield. OCT 27 – THE COUNTRY CHURCH PLAYERS – Presents “Broadway in the County” at Wellington United Church at 7:30pm. Admission $10 Adults & $5 Children. A portion of the proceeds will support the Wellington Food Bank. Those who wish may bring a non-perishable food item. Hope to see you there! OCT 27 – WELLINGTON ELKS ANNIVERSARY DINNER & DANCE – Allisonville Hall $20/person Doors open at 5pm. Roast beef dinner at 6pm. Dance at 8pm. Tickets call Pat 399-5340 Dave 827-2914. All welcome. OCT 27 – KAIROS WORKSHOP – Neighbours & Nations..a first step toward truth, reconciliation & equity with First Nations People at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Milford 9:30 – 3:30pm. Registration $10 includes snack & lunch. Call Paula 476-6063. Everyone Welcome. OCT 28 – THE COUNTRY CHURCH PLAYERS – Presents “Broadway in the County” at Albury Church, 2681 Rednersville Rd. at 7:30pm. Admission $10 Adults & $5 Children. A portion of the proceeds will support the Wellington Food Bank. Those who wish may bring a non-perishable food item. Hope to see you there! OCT 28 – WHATTAM’S FREE FAMILY MOVIE – Regent Theatre 2pm “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” NOV 1 – PICTON UNITED CHURCH – Annual Harvest Supper - From 4:30 – 6pm. Roast pork dinner & desserts. Adults $14 Children 12 & under $7. Join us in the sanctuary while you wait for an old fashioned Sing-a-long. Everyone welcome. NOV 2/3/4 – THE MAKERS HAND – Show & Sale featuring Eastern Ontario’s finest artisans at the Picton Fairgrounds Community Centre. Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission $5. Presented by PEC Arts Council. NOV 3 – CHERRY VALLEY UNITED CHURCH ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER – Time 5-6:30pm. Adults $14 & Children 7 & under $6. NOV 3 – PICTON KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE & SUPPER – At St. Gregory’s School gym, 7 Owen St. Supper served 6pm followed by jamboree at 7pm. Admission $12 for dinner. Show only $6. Proceeds for local charities. Everyone welcome whether you perform or not! NOV 3 – BLOOMFIELD UNITED CHURCH – Creations Crafts & Collectibles 2012. 9am – 4pm. We have one of a kind crafts & collectibles. Come & take a browse. NOV 4 – TRINITY – With Al Kirby & Jim Ytes presents an afternoon of Country, Bluegrass & Gospel at Mount Taber in Milford at 2pm. Special Guests Jimbob Marsden & Fraser Hardman & a special surprise guest. A portion of proceeds will go towards Alternatives for Women. Tickets available at Books & Co, Green Gables, Side Street Gallery, Hicks General Store or direct from Monica 476-8045. NOV 9 – SONRISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY – Annual Fall Fundraising Banquet at Emmanuel Baptist Church 2 Corey St. Bloomfield. $25/person 5:30pm Appetizers & 6pm Dinner. Music performed by Trenton Men’s Choir. Call Sonrise at 476-7883 to purchase tickets. NOV 14 – WINDY VILLAGE OPEN STAGE – Returns for another season. 7pm at the Wellington Legion. Cash donations to the Storehouse Food Bank are encouraged. Coffee provided. All welcome. NOV 14 – SOPHIASBURG OVER 60 LUNCH & MEETING – Noon at Demorestville Friendship Church Hall. $9 No plates needed. All welcome. Call Peggy by Monday 476-3755 NOV 24 – SLOW FOOD THE COUNTY – Slow & Sinful Fundraising Gala at Highline Hall at the Essroc Centre. There will be live & silent auctions of meals, art, wines & other items. Tickets at www.slowfoodthecounty.ca. $75per.
The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
Finnegan Skypes from Brazil to share experiences with potential exchange students Picton Rotary seeks its next ambassador AdAm BrAmBurger
An old adage suggests the best way to know what another person is experiencing is to walk a mile in his or her shoes. When one is talking about international exchange students, however, sending youth for just a taste of being completely immersed in a foreign land isn’t exactly a practical solution. On Monday, however, PECI teachers and Picton Rotary Club members might have found the next best thing for their recruiting efforts. Over lunch hour, eight prospective exchange students met to use Skype web conferencing software to chat with Jeff Finnegan, who is
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currently on exchange in Brazil. Finnegan told the prospective exchange students the first rule for going forward with an exchange is they have to look at it as an experience that will be different than any other. “If you’re going to do it, you just have to go with an open mind,” he said. “You can’t expect it to be like anything you’ve ever done before. If you’re comparing it to home, you’re not going to enjoy it.” Finnegan also said that getting homesick is a natural thing, but with time, it usually passes. “I’d be interested in talking to a person who doesn’t get homesick,” he said, adding exhaustion after his 10-hour flight didn’t really help matters initially. “I was exhausted thinking I don’t know what I’m doing here, but it already seems like home,” he said. “The more
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time goes on, the less I miss home. I do my friends and my family, but never did I consider that I want to go back.” The toughest difference for Finnegan has been picking up Portuguese, which is a much less common language than French or Spanish. Initially, in the airport upon arrival, he had to use Google translate just to have a conversation about the basics of where he needed to be picked up. “Definitely it would be
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helpful to learn a small amount of the language first like where the bathroom is, “hello,” “thank you, and “good-bye,” he said. That language barrier has been a bit tricky for Finnegan in his classes, but he said in many math classes he can follow with the numbers and he waits for English class where he is the star pupil. Outside school, which runs from 7-12:45 each day, Finnegan said he still struggles to have full conversations, but he has managed to bridge the gap through his love for soccer, the most popular sport in his new home. He plays with several different groups each week. “I’ll just play soccer with the guys and get to know them through the sport,” he said. “It’s like a universal language. Being involved in sports and other things has helped me.” Some of the other major adjustments Finnegan discussed with the Rotarians, teachers, and eight interested students were climate, food, and his host family.
Being fortunate enough to have an air conditioner and a swimming pool at his disposal, the heat hasn’t really affected Finnegan. He said the diet, too, has not been a major adjustment, though he’s noticed the locals almost always eat rice with their meals and they have a fondness for meats and barbecuing together. Right now, Finnegan is living with the first of three or four host families. He will also see some different changes ahead as his class graduates school in November and he may either return to the same school or move to a university preparation facility. Finnegan is also looking forward to a 31-day trip across northeastern Brazil with other exchange students in January. The information session was the first step in a process for the Rotarians to select their next exchange student. During conversation, the interested students also had a chance to ask Rotarians about the program.
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Among the major concerns were cost and school credits. The club’s recruitment committee chair Rob Leek estimated $7,500 in costs to the student’s family as Rotary covers a student’s stay, food, and a spending allowance, while students are responsible for their travel costs , an emergency fund, and any extra trips and activities offered to them. As far as schooling, there is no guarantee that students can earn credits in Canada, though guidance counsellor Caryn Phoenix-Renz says the school still highly recommends the program. “It really is a life-changing experience for our kids that go,” she said. “Some do come back and do a final year. They come back with a greater sense of the wider world around them. They come back as young adults ready to find their way. They are definitely not the same young people who were in our school before they left.” Both Phoenix-Renz and Leek expressed satisfaction with the addition of the Skype hook-up to their information session. “It helps them get a feel for what he might be doing and the opportunities he's going to have, it was a great thing to set up,” said Phoenix-Renz. Added Leek: “ The obvious experience he is having is pretty exciting. It also gives a sense of the realities of the program — things like homesickness, not being able to make new friends and not being able to speak the language right away.,” he said. “The program is not for everybody. The student has to be someone who can embrace that. If they can stick it out, wow, this is the best thing I've ever done. “ Club members are accepting exchange applications from students who will be under 18 next September. A formal interview process will follow with students and their parents.
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Accessible parking permits are for riders too
The Accessible Parking Permit (APP) is issued to individuals and entitles the vehicle in which it is displayed to be parked in a designated accessible parking space. This means that even a person who no longer drives can have one of these permits. The individual to whom the permit is issued must be in the vehicle and the permit must be visibly displayed on the dashboard or sun visor when it is parked in the designated accessible parking space. The permit holder may use the permit in any vehicle in which they are travelling. So, if your daughter or a volunteer driver takes you to the grocery store, you can put your APP on the visor and park in the spot close to the door. There is no fee for an APP. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation issues four types of permits, which are colour coded: a Permanent Permit (blue), a Temporary Permit (red), a Traveller Permit (purple) and Company Permits (green). Permanent and temporary permits are described below. See the website for information on traveller and company permits. To qualify for an APP, the individual must be certified by an APP program recognized health practitioner as having one or more of the following conditions: Cannot walk without assistance of another person or a brace, cane, crutch, a lower limb prosthetic device or similar assistive device or who requires the assistance of a wheelchair; suffers from lung disease to such an extent that forced expiratory volume in one second is less than one litre; portable oxygen is a medical necessity; cardiovascular disease impairment classified as Class III or Class IV to standards accepted by the American Heart Association or Class III or IV according to the Canadian Cardiovascular Standard; severely limited in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, musculoskeletal or orthopaedic condition; visual acuity is 20/200 or poorer in the better eye with or without corrective lenses or whose greatest diameter of the field of vision in both eyes is 20 degrees or less; condition(s) or functional impairment that severely limits his or her mobility. A licensed physician, chiropractor, registered nurse practitioner (extended class), physiotherapist or occupational therapist, chiropodist and podiatrist may certify the applicant's condition on the permit application. A permanent permit is valid for five years. If the condition necessitating an APP improves, or if anyone comes into the possession of a valid permit issued in the name of a deceased person, the permit must be returned to the Ministry. Temporary permits are issued when the disability is expected to last more than
on the APP program contact the ServiceOntario, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Contact Centre toll free at 1-800-3873445 or see this web site www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/vehicle/app.htm Information for this column was taken from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Website.
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two months to a maximum of 12 months but is not considered a permanent disability. This permit is not renewable. For example, if you have a knee replacement, you can get a temporary APP and use it during your recovery period. Misuse of the permit will result in fines ranging from $300 to $5,000 and revoked APP privileges. The Minister of Transportation may cancel or refuse to issue a replacement permit if it is misused. Misuse or abuse of a permit should be reported to the police. You can download and print the application for accessible parking permit from this web site www.mto.gov.on.ca or pick up an application at the driver and vehicle licence issuing ofice in Picton. Driver and vehicle licence issuing offices can issue an interim temporary permit on the spot when an APP application is submitted. This permit differs from the (red), temporary permit, as it is only valid for the brief period of up to two months. This official interim temporary permit, issued at a driver and vehicle licence issuing office, is provided as a customer service to facilitate mobility in advance of the permit placard being mailed to the applicant. Once the permit placard arrives in the mail the interim temporary permit is to be destroyed. The local Licence office is at 1 Pitt Street, side door of the courthouse, in Picton. For further information
Community Care is celebrating 33 years of the Seniors Luncheon Social program and 3 years with Bill & Marni Grieve of Wheel House & Occasions Catering providing tasty, high quality meals. The meals are held on Wednesdays as follows: Consecon on Oct. 24 for bangers and mash; Picton on Nov. 7 and Milford on Nov. 21, serving roast pork loin; and Wellington on Nov 28, Picton Dec. 5 and Milford on Dec. 12 for a traditional Christmas turkey dinner with all the trimmings at each of these 3 locations. Seniors are welcome to attend the event in any, or all, of these locations. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 613-476-7493 by the Tuesday prior to the date of the meal at noon. The cost is $10 per person. Full menu outline, including the dessert, is in this column
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In partnership with the Canadian Hearing Society, Community Care for Seniors is hosting a Hearing Help Clinic to answer questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, do hearing screening, provide tips for hearing aid maintenance and demonstrate technical devices. Schedule your half hour appointment with a hearing care counsellor by calling 613-476-7493.
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Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Picton Town Hall Admission is free but donations are always welcome to help cover expenses. Refreshments will be served.
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We would like to invite all interested parties to submit a tree, wreath, gift certificate or other item for our silent auction, held on November 30th, December 1st & 2nd at Isaiah Tubbs Resort.
Candlelight Vigil in memory of loved ones. Saturday, November 10, Picton Cenotaph Candles lit at 7pm and will burn until 7am on November 11. Candles available at Legion. Call for info. Children welcome to see this beautiful sight.
All proceeds from this event go to the Hospital Auxiliary for its support of our local hospital.
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refrain from testifying, while non-members are not, so there may be an opportunity to hear McGuinty's testimony in the future. When asked about whether his Progressive Conservative party might be able to work with the New Democratic Party once the prorogation is lifted, Smith said he didn't see that as he believes the parties are "not on the same wavelength" when it comes to fiscal management. Smith also said he didn't see the any possibility of the two parties working together to try to trigger a snap election any time soon. In the meantime, Smith said he expects he will be spending more time in the riding, helping people with some of their day-to-day issues and applications for provincial services. He stressed that government ministries will still operate and continue to help residents with services like birth certificates, drivers' licences, social assistance, and health care and education. "My offices will still be helping people with their daily concerns. I'm looking forward to being around more, but at the same time there are huge issues that are not being dealt with because of McGuinty's decision to prorogue." The premier said he made the decision to prorogue because he felt the opposition's political games were holding the government back from their plan to impose a two-year wage freeze for government workers as law. He said the proroguing would give the government a chance to negotiate with public labour organizations without any distractions. "I've asked the Lieutenant Governor to prorogue the legislature to allow those discussions with our labour partners and the opposition to occur in an atmosphere that is free of the heightened rancour of politics in the legislature," he said. "And when the legislature returns, we will either have negotiated agreements in hand or a firm sense of what the opposition will support." Smith said he had heard rumours of the prorogation tactic — one he called a tool in the premier's legislative toolbox — but admitted the dual announcement including McGuinty's resignation was "a shocker to a certain extent." McGuinty indicated he was going to step down after 16 years as party leader and nine as premier to spark renewal in his party. "It’s time for the next Liberal premier, it’s time for the next set of Liberal ideas to guide our province forward," he said. Smith noted McGuinty received 86 per cent support from his party at a convention in Ottawa two weeks ago and had been taking about a trade mission to China he was about to go on. "The way he was talking, it caught a lot of people here by surprise," Smith said. Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak wrote to McGuinty Tuesday and urged him to reconvene the legislature, but as of now, Smith sees little hope that will happen. I doubt he changes his mind," he said.
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PRIVACY YET CLOSE TO TOWN • 5 Ac. garden soil • 4 Bedroom, 3 bath home • Family room w/fireplace • Wraparound sundeck • Dbl. car garage. Full basement • 1200 Sq.ft detached steel • Building insulated & heated $389,900. MLS 2124674 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED
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Everything you have dreamed of in a home is right here! Huge dining room/great room with vaulted ceilings. Loads of counter space and oak cupboards in your open concept kitchen. Pocket doors seperate the main floor living room from your dining area. Serene Master suite with walk-thru closet and 3 pc master bath which of course offers you that deep soaker claw-foot tub! 3 additional bdrms and bath on the main level as well as main floor laundry. In addition to all of that you also have a great well! 15 gpm even at this time of year. $349,000 MLS 2123547 RON NORTON & VERONICA NORTON Sales Reps QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE firstname.lastname@example.org 304 Main Street, Wellington 613-399-5900 email@example.com
SOLD WEST LAKE WATERFRONT Main St location. 4 bedrm brick bungalow on lg lot for the gardner and dock for your boat. Close to harbour. Living rm with fireplace, dining area and country kitchen with lots of cupboards. Full finished basement with walkout and gas fireplace. 3 baths. Call to view MLS® 2124208 SHARON ARMITAGE, ® Broker of Record 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. Brokerage quinteisle.com
PICTON BRICK BUNGALOW 3 bdrm 2 bath brick bungalow located on a quiet Picton street and an easy walk to downtown. Lovely large open concept kit/dining room w/ white cabinetry, Inglis appliances and adjoining powder room with washer & dryer. Patio doors open onto a large deck. Living room with wood-burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings and lots of windows. Many upgrades. Full basement. Carport. Fully fenced large yard with mature trees. $198,500 MLS 2126707 Call BEV SKIDMORE, Broker 613-476-2100 email: firstname.lastname@example.org LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED www.bevskidmore.com
SOLD 507 COUNTY RD 7 Call Herb for your free market evaluation. email@example.com 613-921-7441 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900
GROUND LEVEL $219,900 Bright spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground floor unit in The Milford at Westwinds with 1287 sq ft of living space and private balcony. Gas fireplace, central air, jacuzzi tub in ensuite. Enjoy a short walk to everyday conveniences & shops. Beautifully landscaped lawns & gardens surround you. Communal craft & meeting room. Underground parking. Condo fees : $337.90 MLS® 2126458 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com
Enjoy the panoramic water views from almost every room in the home. 9ft ceilings in the lower level with large 2nd master bedroom and walkout to the patio. Main living area offers bright and spacious rooms with walkouts to the cedar deck. Custom kitchen with Diamastone countertops, stainless steel appliances, soft closing drawers and an abundance of storage. Perfect for entertaining, the kitchen opens up to the large dining room with the wall of windows and 20ft ceilings. The open concept flows into the Living Room with pot lighting throughout, new heat producing fireplace with glass door and screens built in. Private suite and 2 spacious bdrms for guests and family. Treed ravine leads to the waters edge or drive down to the protected cove below. Walking trails and room for pool and tennis court. Home is beautifully landscaped with extensive gardens. Impeccable home in a desirable location only minutes to Picton and 10 minutes from the 401. $819,000 MLS 2124354
Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker SARAH SCOTT, Sales Rep Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587 www.homeinthecounty.com
PINERIDGE SUBDIVISION PHASE II We are ready to accept your reservations on Phase II, 46 lot development. Photo is taken from elevation on 2nd phase. Several builders to choose from. Builder’s terms available. Reserve your waterview lot before they are gone. Call Herb for more details. HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900
EASY WALK TO DOWNTOWN This newer low-maintenance home offers contemporary-style open concept but with separate dining room, screen-in deck, master suite separate from two guest rooms & main floor laundry. Features hardwood & ceramic floors. $325,000 MLS 2116063 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 www.christinehenden.com QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE firstname.lastname@example.org
West Lake waterfront custom built brick home, like new condition, offers many special features. Approximately 3400 sq. ft. of superb living space. Spacious entry with double oak doors and wainscotting and trim throughout, oak staircase.Beautifully finished on 2 levels,2 fireplaces, separate living and dining rooms, formal living room, separate family room and games room. Large covered deck off of main level, 2 1/2 car garage, plus docks and boat house, many extras! Close to the famous Provincial Sandbanks! $675,000 MLS 2121659
Nestled behind its own stand of trees and surrounded by stunning gardens, this home imparts a sense of tranquil serenity. Inside, superior quality is apparent throughout this architect designed, custom built home. This prime professionally landscaped property offers privacy, blending into its natural environment,ideally situated backing onto 2 fairways of the acclaimed Timber Ridge Golf Course. Upon entering you are greeted by a generous foyer. Attention within to details, boasting a spacious Master Bdrm with His/hers ensuites and an electric fireplace`. Euro style, first class `Neff` kitchen. Fireplace in the Great Room with cathedral ceiling and tall windows. Elegant formal dining room and a study with a large window and sliding glass doors. A screened Garden Room with a soaring pine ceiling, is perfect for entertaining. This is country living with style, comfort and convenience.Close to Presqu`ile Park and Prince Edward Cty. Minutes to Brighton, Trenton, Belleville and Highway 401. $759,000 MLS 2126550
Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-471-1708 www.chestnutpark.com
Want privacy? This is for you. First time ever on the market for sale.Tucked away from it all. 42 acres on Glenora Road (Loyalist Parkway). Follow the winding drive to this hidden 1 1/2 storey 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home built in 1997. The wrap around covered veranda is a serene place to sit and enjoy a morning coffee or late day glass of County wine. Quiet, peaceful, tranquil. Deer, wild turkeys and cotton tails occasionally visit. No neighbours in sight! A variety of terrain to hike and enjoy. Only 5 km. to Picton. This well maintained home is a pleasure to show. $489,000 MLS 2126260 www.11773loyalist.com
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9 JOHN STREET This 4 year old custom built 2 bedroom brick bungalow is fully wheelchair accessible and perfect for someone wanting main level living at its finest! Open concept layout, with spacious black cherry stained maple kitchen cupboards with granite counters, living room/dining room combination with gleaming hardwood floors, and garden doors to a spacious white cedar deck with gas BBQ hook up, this home has comfort and high-end finishes, throughout. Featuring a master bedroom and ensuite with custom tiled over-sized walk-in/roll-in shower with dual shower heads and gorgeous vanity with granite counter. The second bedroom is just steps away from the main bath w/ tub and shower insert and granite counter vanity - perfect for family or guests. Plus a main floor laundry area. Plus, full unfinished basement with 9 foot ceilings and roughed in bath. MLS 2126200
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Bright, spacious, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ground floor corner unit suite in the 'Milford' ... newest building at Westwind. Breakfast nook with southwest garden view bay window. Secure entry, secure underground heated parking. No Ice! No Snow! On-site superintendent looks after all exterior maintenance ... gardening, grass cutting, shovelling, etc. Very private balcony, cozy gas fireplace, central air, ensuite Jacuzzi bath. Assigned private storage room. Communal craft room and meeting room. Close to shopping, restaurants, theatre, LCBO and only 1 km to hospital. Original owner. A great place to call home! $219,900. MLS 2126458
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BIG ISLAND TREASURE Charming 100+ year old farmhouse on 1/2 acre lot. Peaceful view of protected marsh. Totally renovated eat-in kitchen, open concept liv rm & din rm. 3 bedrms on 2nd level and bedrm on main level. Loft area on 2nd level for office or playroom. Upgraded and decorated throughout. Large outbuilding. Call to vew. Asking $224,900 MLS 2125914 GEORGE REID, ® Broker 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. Brokerage quinteisle.com
SOLD 118 COUNTY ROAD 16 Another happy customer who put Herb on the Curb and GotRSold. firstname.lastname@example.org 613-921-7441 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900
CUSTOM BUILT PRIVATE RESORT $695,000 3,500 + sq ft with 8 bedrooms & 6 baths. Year round retreat set back from the road and surrounded by trees. Beautiful water views overlooking the Bay of Quinte with marina close by. 3 levels of spacious living space plus 2 sleeping cabins. Spectacular home features 2 freestanding pellet stoves, central air, large workshop, discreet home office and dual high speed internet for professional services. MLS® 2123429 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com
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THE PICTON GAZETTE
102 Main Street, Picton
The Gold Standard in Prince Edward County $184,900
Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
*Independently owned & operated
$229,900 MLS 2120506
• NEWER DOWNTOWN PICTON CONDO • LOW CONDO FEES WITH MANY INCLUSIONS • WALK TO RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, AND THEATRE
• 1 BDRM PLUS DEN/BDRM • OPEN CONCEPT • GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, 9" CEILINGS • 4 PC BATH, SEPARATE SHOWER STALL • HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE • HIGH SECURITY BUILDING
$395,000 MLS 2117459
• APPROX 871 FT OF ROAD FRONTAGE • POSSIBLE SEVERANCE Bev • VINEYARD? Skidmore • EQUESTRIAN? Broker • HUNTING?
Teal Baverstock Sales Rep
• BEAUTIFUL CENTURY HOMEON QUIET STREET IN • BEAUTIFUL NEW AND RUSTIC COTTAGE WITH CARRYING PLACE APPROX 250' OF NATURE FILLED MARSHFRONT • UPDATED WIRING, MOSTLY RENOVATED 3 BDRM, • FANTASTIC SUNSETS, BOATING, FISHING, 1 BATH HOME WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES AND BIRDWATCHING AND SWIMMING CHARM
• NEW WINDOWS THROUGHOUT, NEW HOT WATER TANK • WALKING DISTANCE TO MANY AMENITIES INCLUDING PUBLIC WATER ACCESS. • MURRAY CANAL, BOAT LAUNCH, 401 AND TRENTON ALL NEARBY!
• OVER 350 FEET OF LEVEL SHORELINE • PANORAMIC VIEW OVER PRINCE EDWARD BAY • PARTIALLY WOODED • SURACED YEAR ROUND ROAD • SPECTACULAR BULDING LOCATION • 300+ FEET ROAD FRONTAGE
$179,900 MLS 2123785
• QUIET COUNTRY LIVING • 4 BEDROOM 2 STOREY HOME • ABOVE GROUND POOL • PLENTY OF DECKING • ROOF REPLACED IN 2010 • CLOSE TO NORTHPORT WITH WATERFRONT PARK BOAT LAUNCH AND DOCK • 10 MINUTES TO 401
$217,900 MLS 2120971
WESTWIND GROUND FLOOR • 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH • 3 SIDED FIREPLACE • HEATED UNDERGROUND PARKING
• FANTASTIC ENCLOSED SOLARIUM
• FEELS LIKE PRIVATE YARD
• 4 BDRMS, 2 BATHROOMS, PINE FLOORS THROUGHOUT WITH MANY UPGRADES
• LARGE, MATURE LOT LOCATED THROUGH A GATED SUMMER TRAILER PARK
• GREAT FAMILY COTTAGE AND COMES FULLY FURNISHED!!
$244,900 MLS 2124277
$679,000 MLS 2125386
3 ACRE WATERFRONT LOT
PRINYERS COVE DEEP WATER BEAUTY
• SAILOR’S DELIGHT, DEEP WATER
ANCHORAGE • IMMACULATE RANCH BUNGALOW • OPEN CONCEPT DESIGN, 3 BEDRM, 2 BATHS • 260+ FT OF SHORELINE • 3 CAR GARAGE & WORKSHOP • FULLY LANDSCAPED PAVED CIRCULAR DRIVE
Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young Sales Reps.
• 2 STOREY, 4 BEDROOMS • TOTALLY UPGRADED IN 1989 • 2ND STOREY ADDED IN 1995 • BRIGHT, CHEERY HOME • ROOMS LARGE & SPACIOUS • OAK CABINETS IN KITCHEN • FULLY FENCED YARD • GARDEN PLOT, FISH POND • A PLEASURE TO SHOW
• VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON • 3 BEDROOMS UP, 1 DOWN • NEWER KITCHEN, DECK & ROOF • FULL BATHROOM UP & DOWN • MANY UPGRADES COMPLETE • ATTACHED 1+ CAR GARAGE • FA GAS HEAT, GAS FIREPLACE • NICE DESIGN FOR SPACE • WELL CARED FOR HOME
$155,000 MLS 2113122
$219,900 MLS 2126343
• NICELY TREED LOT • LOVELY PERENNIAL GARDENS • GREAT LOCATION IN TOWN • CLOSE TO HARBOUR, CHURCH • 2 BEDROOMS PLUS DEN • BATHROOMS UP AND DOWN • HARD & SOFTWOOD FLOORS • APPLIANCES INCLUDED • 1 1/2 CAR DETACHED GARAGE
Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young
CLOSE TO PICTON
• OPEN CONCEPT BUNGALOW CLOSE TO PICTON • THIS HOME HAS BOTH A SEPARATE
GARAGE AND HEATED WORKSHOP ON
• PERFECT SETTING FOR THE NEW HOME BUYER OR SNOWBIRDS
PLEASE THE PUBLIC
• PRICED TO SELL
CAFE AND LOUNGE
• 110 SEAT CAFE AND SEPARATE LOUNGE IN THE HEART OF PICTON • WINNER OF "PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD" FOR 10 YEARS • FULLY EQUIPPED TO CONTINUE TO
$349,000 MLS 2125546
WEST LAKE WATERFRONT OWNED • 6 BEDROOMS, 2 MAIN FLOOR • 2 BATHS Steven • LARGE STEEL BARN Sensenstein • ONE OWNER HOME Sales Rep • WOULD MAKE GREAT WEEKLY www.century21.ca/ steven.sensenstein
EAST LAKE WATERFRONT FARM • WWW.417COUNTYROAD11.COM • 80 AC FARM, 1200’+ USEABLE EAST LAKE W/F • C 1850'S BRICK HOME, BACK FROM THE • •
ROAD LOVINGLY CARED FOR OVER THE YEARS FEATURES UPDATED AMENITIES ORIGINAL BAKER'S OVEN & FIELDSTONE F/P ONLY 7 MIN TO PICTON, 3 MIN TO SANDBANKS PROV PARK
THE VIEW IS SPECTACULAR!
• 150 FEET OF EXCELLENT GLENORA RD. WATERFRONT
• DESIRABLE FOOTPRINT AS HOME SITS VERY CLOSE TO THE WATER
• 9 FOOT WIDE WRAP-AROUND VERANDAH • LARGE BAYSIDE LIVING ROOM WITH 2 FIREPLACES
• ONLY MINUTES FROM PICTON
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Iris & Brian Andrews
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WATERFRONT GREAT VALUE
$219,900 Designer decor, open concept, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water, pine walls, patio doors to private backyard with lots of trees, main floor laundry, living room with gas fireplace, master suite with lots of closet space. This home is not on the water but best thing to it! Taxes $1433. A great deal for a big piece of paradise. MLS® 2122809
CLASSIC SOUTHWESTERN DESIGN
$1,150,000 Located west of Wellington this home is on one of the most beautiful scenic routes in Prince Edward County. Vineyards, pastures and horse farms mix with views of the lake. Built 15 years ago this impressive lake house reflects a lifestyle that combines natural outdoor entertainment space with warm inviting Southwestern style and decor. MLS® 2113227
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL
$549,000 Beautiful waterfront home with inground pool, sauna & tennis court. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 fireplaces with full finished basement. Buyer has option to continue vacation rental agreement. Price includes all appliances, furniture as viewed and free grass maintenance for one year. Over 2 acres of space to enjoy the million dollar views over Long Reach. MLS® 2113568
Elizabeth Crombie Sales Representative
104 Main Street, Picton
613.476.2700 or toll free
$199,900 Large waterfront lot in Prinyers Cove with 145 ft of shoreline. Gentle slope to the water covers a point of land. Ideal for swimming, fishing and boating. Would make excellent building site for your year round home or cottage retreat. MLS® 2110830
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WATERFRONT READY TO BUILD?
$365,000 Excellent building lot in an area of impressive homes and pastoral landscape. Amazing views of Lake Ontario and famous Sandbank dunes. 3.24 acres with 190 ft of waterfront. Well being installed. Build the home of your dreams! MLS® 2125197
ADOLPHUS REACH ESTATE
$1,195,000 Traditional, timeless and well defined elements all work to make you feel right at home here in this new custom built bungalow. Designed to invoke sophistaction and formality there is a feeling of warmth and hominess. Located on a point jutting out into Adolphus Reach there is about 900 ft of shoreline and private cove. Total privacy in a unique location. MLS® 2126350
EVEN MORE IMPROVEMENTS
$225,000 Owner has made more improvements on this home which sits on extra large corner lot in Bloomfield. 2nd floor is open, no interior dividing walls. Hardwood floors in some rooms. New roof May 2012. 12X20' deck with railings, patio door and 12X18' one storey addition with new foundation done in August 2012. New windows and doors just installed. MLS® 2121882
$629,000 Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, brick and vinyl bungalow on West Lake close to Wellington. Park like setting with 385 ft of waterfront. Built approximately 25 years ago has 2 fireplaces - one gas, one wood, partial basement with walk-out and attached double garage. Great waterfront for swimming, boating and fishing. MLS ®2124799
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Immaculate 4 bdrm side-split with finished basement & in floor heating. Close to Belleville & Trenton.
Benson Model (1030 sq ft) 3 bdrm bungalow with full basement
MLS®#: 2124154 Loyalist Model (1465 sq ft). 3 bdrm bungalow with a lovely 2 acre lot.
MLS®#: 2123720 Cambridge model (1678 sq ft) to be built on a great 2 acre lot with drilled well.
Exclusive Listing An exceptional Wellington bungalow with a superior location close to school and downtown.
MLS®#: 2126493 Excellent investment opportunity in this 3 bdrm bungalow in Wellington with in law suite.
Lovely 5 bedroom century home with a great main street location.
Spacious 3 bdrm bungalow with attached garage and 3+ acre lot.
An economical 4 bdrm, two storey home with a great location close to school and downtown.
This beautiful, very spacious brick 2 storey home sits on a 2+ acre lot.
Ordered perfection the complete renovation and remodelling of this waterfront home is exquisite.
Incredible 4 bedroom waterfront home with 3 car garage on Pleasant Bay.
Breathtaking 4.80 acre waterfront lot featuring 2 storey home.
A beautiful 3+ acre Bay of Quinte waterfront lot with an exceptional location near Belleville and Trenton.
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Great opportunity for your new business venture in Bloomfield.
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A beautiful 4 bdrm country home featuring 98.5 acre parcel with over 1,000 feet of frontage.
Well maintained bungalow on a 1+ acre lot. Close to Belleville on Massassauga Road.
Lovely century style home with a great location near hospital and downtown Picton.
A very affordable 2+ acre building lot featuring driveway & existing well with excellent flow rate.
Very affordable Bay of Quinte waterfront lot on Shenendoah Rd.
MLS®#: 2120657 MLS®#:2124059
Lovely 4 level split Duvanco built home with open concept.
The mount Carmel M.E. Church, now converted into a lovely 2 bedroom open concept home.
An immaculate and very quaint bungalow with detached garage and a beautiful park style lot.
OFFICE: (613) 399-2700
Nature lovers retreat of 76+ acres quaint cabin with lovely views.
190 acres with open fields and woods close to Picton on Highway 49.
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106 Bridge St, Picton ON $349,900 Formerly “Harvest Restaurant” in Picton, ON located across the road from Claramount Inn and Spa. A 2,580 sq. ft. fully equipped restaurant with a ½ acre paved and gravel parking. Completely renovated interior dining room and brand new commercial kitchen equipment in 2006. Turn Key restaurant ownership opportunity OR many changes of use possible in this broad General Commercial Zone.
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287 Main St. Wellington, Ontario, K0K 3L0 • Fax 399-2140 firstname.lastname@example.org www.quinteisle.com
WELLINGTON ON THE LAKE 2 bedrm bungalow on nicely treed lot in adult community. 2 baths, formal diningrm, bright living rm with gas fireplace, eat in kitchen, attached 1 car garage. Close to rec centre with lots of activities, pool, shuffle board. Lease fees and maintainance fees applicable. Asking $131,900 MLS® 2123993
COUNTY RD 49 TO CTY RD 15 TO HINT LANE #17 Not quite ready to build? Bay of Quinte waterfront at the Telegraph Narrows. Hint Lane off County Rd 15, easy access from Hwy 401 & 49. Lg lot, drilled well, hydro, zoned for residential use. Landscaping is done, extensive decking at shore. Two 35 ft Citation trailers with decking. Perfect retreat while you are waiting to build your dream home. Call for more details. Asking $199,900 MLS® 2120805
COUNTY RD 24 Close to Soup Harbour. 2 plus acres of land with deeded access to Lake Ontario. Drilled well, hydro to lot and entrance will be in. Ready to go to build your new home on. Asking $69,900 MLS® 2125759
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SPECTACULAR LAKE ONTARIO VIEWS 9 Carla Court, Wellington. Modern Quebcois Keirstead log home. Open concept with high cathedral ceilings. Relax on your deck, listen to Lake Ontario. Tastefully finished on both levels, large decks off main and lower level, w/o from lower level. A very special home for a unique buyer. MLS® 2123056 Call for more info.
AREA OF GREAT FISHING AND BOATING Bay of Quinte Waterfront Telegraph Narrows. Large treed nicely landscaped lot with drilled well, entrance and hydro are in. Ready to go to build your new home. Approx 90 ft of pleasant shoreline. Set in the trees. Close to 401, Kingston and Napanee. Asking $199,900 MLS® 2120848
SUNSETS AT ADOLPHUS REACH The lot is cleared and ready for you to build your retirement home or a getaway cottage. 100 ft clean shoreline, perfect for swimming, fishing or deep water sailing. Private and pretty. Hydro to lot line, driveway is in. Call for more details. MLS® 2124707
SHARON ARMITAGE, OWNER/BROKER OF RECORD 613-399-2134
613-961-7245 Manson Slik, Broker www.GoGordons.com
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BIG ISLAND All this on 8+ acres of land with view of Bay of Quinte. Elevated bungalow, lg bright living room, eat in kitchen, patio doors to deck. Foyer leads to double garage and lg deck with pool and hot tub. Full finished basement with fireplace in family room, lg workshop. Perfect for growing family. MLS® 2126106
1315 COUNTY ROAD 7 153ft of owned waterfront with stunning water 32 STANLEY STREET, BLOOMFIELD views. 4.5 acres of slightly rolling private land just Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom home, backing onto the millennium trail. Park like fenced backyard waiting for your dream home building plan. $269,900. MLS 2123496 $198,500. MLS 2120573
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16 DIVISION ST., CONSECON Perfect for the handyman. 2 bedrm wood sided bungalow on small lot in village with municipal water. Lg workshop, small storage shed. Home is being sold as is. Asking $62,600 MLS® 2125672
CHASE RD., HILLIER WARD Close to Closson Chase Winery and Karlo Estate Winery. 25 ac of land. Asking $129,900 MLS® 2120655
1 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND Just west of Hillier. Drilled well on property, entrance permit available and hydro is close to lot line. Asking $41,900 MLS® 2121680
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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 228 COUNTY ROAD 29, PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY $239,900. MLS 2121197
21744 LOYALIST PARKWAY Great location, commercial zoning and many possibilities for this high traffic, high exposure property. $164,900. MLS 2120481
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 2544 COUNTY ROAD 64 High exposure, high traffic commercial property 3.83 acres with approximately 21,000 sq. ft. building. $499,000. MLS 2120482
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With great balance between open space and room definition, this small plan delivers a smart layout. Shared rooms to the left include liv-ing and dining areas, separated by a twosided fireplace. The island kitchen includesseating for quick meals and plenty of counterspace. In the home’s private wing, the roomy master bedroom offers a large walk-incloset. The bathroom boasts as eparate tub and shower, as well as a dual-sink vanity to speed up morning routines. Square Footage: 1,521 To see more details on this plan, visit www.selectfloorplans.ca/dfl and enter the plan number above. Use advanced search features to browse thousands of other home designs, including bungalow, twostorey, multi-level, and cottage country homes. Order blueprints online or call 1-800-663-6739 for more information on how to order and modify plans.
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Build your dream home here! Outstanding 2.9-acre waterfront lot on Fish Lake. Shore well and Quonset hut on property. Great location for family recreation property or retirement house. $79,900 MLS 2124914 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
This newly built Geertsma Home offers the best of in-town living with high quality and contemporary finishes and construction. Open concept kitchen equipped with gas range and state of the art stainless steel appliances. Hickory hardwood flooring throughout. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite with radiant in-floor heat. Main floor laundry and guest bedroom with additional full bathroom. Lower lever roughed-in with the potential for a home theatre, additional bedrooms or living space. Within walking distance to all amenities, downtown restaurants and Picton. $335,000 MLS 2126028 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*
WAUPOOS BUILDING LOT! Stunning 5.9-acre lot in Waupoos! Rolling and beautifully-treed, this property offers a wonderful opportunity for your retreat in “the County” surrounded by significant properties. Good well already in place. Minutes to Picton. Your new home in Wine County! (Adjoining 5.2acres lot also for sale.) $88,600 MLS 2125802 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Custom Built Home in a beautifully treed setting and over 5 acres to enjoy! This 4 bedroom home sits well back from the road only 10 minutes from Picton and 10 minutes to the 401 for easy commuting. The home itself boast high ceilings, many windows allowing for bright natural light and an open concept kitchen and eating area. Enjoy your privacy with the deck right off of the kitchen. Lower level family room with walkout. $338,000 MLS 2123323 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*
COUNTY COUNTRY FARMHOUSE Picture perfect farmhouse located down from Lake on the Mountain and close to water, wineries, cheese factories and restaurants plus marinas. No close neighbours and over 2 acres of your own to enjoy. Newer well, drywall and electrical plus forced air furnace. This is an easy to maintain home that is perfect for a first time homeowner or as a retreat from the city. Master bdrm on main level and diningroom plus modern kitchen. The porch is a wonderful place to sit on those lazy days this summer, as you don t have much to do here. $198,000. MLS 2125068
HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME! This gracious Victorian residence features exquisite proportions, pine floors, and high ceilings throughout and is within a block from Main Street! 3 large bedrooms and an office upstairs and outstanding principal rooms on the main level. Two staircases, two full baths, and a charming in-town garden, too! Hurry for this one! $349,000 MLS 2125261 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*
Outstanding 7.10 acre waterfront lot on Prince Edward Bay/Lake Ontario with spectacular views. Unbelievable opportunity to build your dream home! Drilled well on property. $225,000 MLS 2125327
A charming Morrison Point Road home located in the quaint community of Black River overlooks lovely vistas on this mature tree-lined road offering a wonderful sense of community. The home exudes warmth and comfort that must be seen to truly experience it. The comfortable interior features 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths, a large family room with a woodstove and bright, open concept kitchen/living room for entertaining. Upgrades include newer windows and doors and a recently completed stand-a-lone Artist Studio (11x27). A detached garage (20x20) adds extra space to play or work. Lounge on the front or back porch taking in the span of dry-laid stone walls that line the property. Or maybe take a dip in the private pool surrounded by a lovely terraced landscape and decks. A leisurely walk down the road offers you to the Black River Cheese Factory and Vicki`s Veggies. $359,900 MLS 2121549 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*
Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Beautifully maintained Century Home in the heart of Picton. Central Location for easy access to all amenities. Additional kitchen upstairs, 3 bdrms and 4 pce bath. Front and back staircases. B&B, in-law suite potential. House is zoned core commercial for a wealth of opportunities! Great high ceilings with original beadboard. Large newer kitchen with walkout to sunroom and private deck. Treed backyard adding privacy and fenced on 2 sides. Generous sized rooms, newer furnace, roof and most electrical is updated. A must see! $264,000 MLS 2125902 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*
Lake Consecon hobby farm! Architect’s own reinvention of a classic County farmhouse on 7+ acres of picturesque, rolling land. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and smashing main floor studio/den! Gleaming pine floors and trim, big eat-in kitchen, updated mechanicals, and spectacular vistas. Handsome big green barn, too! Bring your kayak and fishing rod! Easy access to the 401, wineries and Picton! $365,000 MLS 2126605
Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Perfect in-town Victorian on Picton’s most coveted street! Beautifully restored and decorated, this charmer boasts an ultra chef’s kitchen, a main floor den, pretty bedrooms, and a wonderful inground pool in the private garden. Two blocks to Main Street shops and services! $369,000. MLS 2125667 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Wonderful 8-year old house on cul-de-sac, close to schools and hospital! Great family house or retirement situation with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and an abovegrade family room. Outstanding workshop/studio for the hobbyist/artist! Large deck and patio, plus charming front terrace. Shows beautifully! Extensive hardwood flooring, cornice moldings and wonderful detail! $389,900 MLS 2126525 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Looking for a beautiful maintained century home with income potenial? Well look no further! This 2 storey home offers original charm with the pine floors, high ceilings, original baseboards, center hall plan and triple brick, all the while having updated amenities. This spacious in town lot has great privacy and a large in-ground pool with new liner and pump. The back of the home has a charming bachelor apartment. Also included is the neighbouring home which allows for amazing rental opportunities. Currently rents for $575/month. Steps to Wellington Beach, restaurants and a short drive to downtown and wineries. $299,900 MLS 2126335 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*
* Sales Representative
Monica Liz Peter Jones* Klingenberg* Lynch*
Catherine Richard Deluce Stewart LLB
Pres. & CEO Broker of Record
Vise President Legal Counsel
Toronto - Head Office
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In the quaint village of Wellington, here is an opportunity to own your own business or give your current business great exposure. With over 1500 square feet of space, an half acre lot on municipal services and zoning highway commercial with a diversity of options allowed for a variety of commercial opportunities(see documents). Wellington is one of the hot spots to be in the summer months with walking distance to a public beach on Lake Ontario, harbour, restaurants, cafes and artesian boutiques. This a great opportunity to work in Prince Edward County and live the dream. $425,000 MLS 2122792 Lori Slik*
A STUNNING CUSTOM GEM ON THE SHORES OF LAKE ONTARIO! This meticulously-designed home features exemplary finishes and classic proportions, and takes full advantage of its extremely private setting at the end of a four-season road. Radiant in-floor heating, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and several walk-outs. Wraparound verandah and pergola. Optional main floor master plus three more bedrooms and office. Your ideal waterfront retreat in The County! $719,000 MLS 2122885 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone* & Monica Klingenberg*
One of the finest waterfront properties in Prince Edward County, this 8.9 acres of prime waterfront land is located on a private road off of County Road 7 on Adolphus Reach, only 15 mins from Picton. The lot has 310 ft of pebble beach waterfront facing northwest on the Bay of Quinte and has a flat/level area of 3+ acres where a home can be built close to the water s edge. The waterfront is perfect for boating and swimming. There are three other homes that are on this lane, hydro is to the lot, and a lovely woods treed with maple, oak and beech trees gives ample privacy from the road. Build your dream home today here in Prince Edward County. $450,000 MLS 2126273 Lori Slik*
Perfect deep water mooring on the highly coveted ‘Prinyers Cove’, with over 700 ft. of waterfront and 6.32 acres. The parklike setting boasts majestic hardwood trees and the ultimate in privacy. One large cottage with vaulted ceilings and a screenedin verandah, reminiscent of the Muskoka’s, built in 1946 and 2 smaller cottages with a pavillion joining them plus a permanent dock to bring your yacht to or moor just off shore. Great swimming, sand beach with the ultimate in peace and quiet, yet close to vineyards, restaurants and 20 minutes to Picton. This property is also potentially severable. For over 1/2 a century has been a special place for extended family to come and reunite. $750,000 MLS 2124676 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*
CALLING ALL ARTISTS, DESIGNERS & ENTREPRENEURS! Two for the price of one! Spectacular "loft" renovation of a commercial building into a unique residence with heated concrete floors, working garage door wall, cantilevered bedroom and excellent live/work space. Adjoining it is a solid 3-bedroom house with many mechanical upgrades. Live in one; work in the other - or live in one; rent the other! Single garage and very private courtyard garden, too! $459,000 MLS 2122026 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*
SPECTACULAR OFF-GRID MASTERPIECE! Bay of Quinte Waterfront on 10 acres features impeccably-designed “green” home featured in magazines and on TV. Radiant floors, three bedrooms with ensuites, lots of natural light, its own wind tower and complete privacy. An absolutely one-of-a-kind opportunity just 10 minutes from the 401. Hurry for this one! $769,000 MLS 2121779 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
A rare opportunity indeed! Exceptional spacious limestone Regency cottage;circa 1830-40 on 5.7 acres on a quiet secluded lane by a spring fed stream.The house retains many period details: wide pine flooring, mouldings, 2 stone fireplaces, oversized recessed windows and 9 ft. ceilings. Off the generous centre hall is a large livingroom with original fireplace and spacious main floor master bdrm including a bright office. The large windows on all sides create a light and airy feel. The large country kitchen keeps to tradition with an antique cast iron cook stove. An open-concept dining area and pantry are adjacent to the kitchen. The huge ground-floor studio with exposed beams and windows would suit an artist or could become a Great Room. The 2nd floor has been renovated in the period style of the house and offers additional living space with 2 bdrms. plus bath. Situated 10 mins. to the 401 with Belleville, Picton and Napanee accessible for shopping. $465,000 MLS 2123195 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*
270 FEET OF WATERFRONT ON HUYCK’S POINT! A waterfront manor house on one of the County’s most-coveted roads! This gracious property features walled gardens, oak-paneled rooms, a two-storey great room, and 270 feet of spectacular Lake Ontario shoreline! Outstanding four-season solarium, mature trees, and a waterside studio/cottage/guest house are all huge features. $785,000 MLS 2124793 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Right out of “DWELL Magazine”! – clean lines, clear edges, and classic finishes including stone, iron and Brazilian hardwood. Highly functional main floor with sunken living room, family room and studio/den, all with bucolic vistas over Pleasant Bay or open fields. Wonderful master with clerestory windows plus two large spare bedrooms. Designer kitchen features concrete counters, Wolf range and large central island. Spectacular “Tuscan” terrace at the front! The epitome of “County Chic”! $469,000 MLS 2126606 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
GREAT VIEWS OVER THE BAY! Classic Picton Victorian right on the edge of town! Circular drive and expansive lawns lead up to the wide verandah, perfect for summer entertaining! Inside there are generous reception rooms, a wonderful family kitchen, a large family room, five bedrooms and four baths. Two fireplaces, pine floors, and interesting gothic windows. This would make a great weekend retreat or an impressive full-time residence and it's just steps from cafes, shops, and the theatre. Opportunity! $795,000 MLS 2122801 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*
SHEBA'S ISLAND WATERFRONT! Meticulously-maintained waterfront home in one of the County's most in-demand communities! Spacious one-level living, plus guest suite, games room and family area in the walk-out lover level. Ideal for boaters, and swimmers with clean water, retractable dock and stunning views of the Sand Dunes! Updated mechanics, double garage and exquisite gardens. Huge deck for entertaining and for enjoying West Lake views. Move right in to this bright, impeccable, cheerful house! $549,900 MLS MLS 2124664 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Three bedroom main house, two-bedroom guest house plus waterside studio/bunkie! Hundreds of feet of waterfront including sandy beach, dock, and long spit of land reaching into West Lake. House features vaulted ceilings, full-length sunroom, and wonderful entertaining areas, including spa and sauna. Weekends were made for a house like this! Triple garage, and enviable privacy. $969,000 MLS 2122724 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Perfect pied-a-terre in downtown Picton in a private mews just behind Main Street! Walk to everything from this chic two-storey townhouse with great space and exemplary finishes! Spectacular master suite, gourmet kitchen, principal rooms with two-sided fireplace, plus a great family room and guest suite. Your own secure garage, and a large terrace with lovely views. Perfect turnkey situation for sailors or snowbirds! One-of-a-kind! $639,000 MLS 2125803 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
CIRCA 1880 stunning waterfront Home and/or B&B.Located in the trendy downtown village district of Wellington ON just a couple of blocks from restaurants, café s, pubs, and boutiques. 225 +/- feet of pristine and improved rock pebble shoreline with Southern exposure. This single family home is currently being utilized as a B&B with the highest nightly rental rate in Prince Edward County. Elegant principal rooms, 3 fireplaces, 4 suites all with ensuite baths and sitting areas, 4 stunning verandas and English gardens. $999,000. MLS 2126578 Lori Slik*
* Sales Representative
Monica Liz Peter Jones* Klingenberg* Lynch*
Catherine Richard Deluce Stewart LLB
Pres. & CEO Broker of Record
Vise President Legal Counsel
Toronto - Head Office
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Home features that are disappearing
There is no denying the profound impact that the recession has had on the real estate industry. For the last several years, the real estate market went from booming to one characterized by homes sitting on the market for months on end. New home sales also have been conservative, and builders are cutting back on some offerings that were once commonplace. The National Association for Realtors says that, despite floundering sales, there are fewer foreclosed homes available now than in recent years. Distressed homes -foreclosures and short sales sold at deep discounts -- accounted for 25 percent of homes sales in May of 2012. That figure is down from 28 percent in April and 31 percent in May of 2011. While home sales have increased, money is still tight in the building industry and among home buyers. As such, instead of over-
the-top features in homes that were once becoming the norm, builders are now focusing on more valueconscious designs and offerings. The list of add-ons also has been reduced. So what can buyers expect to live without when buying a newly constructed home? Here are a few of the common features that are falling by the wayside. * Sunrooms: Although the "bring-the-outside-in" movement was once strong, builders are now focusing on home features that immediately add value and attract the eye of buyers. Therefore, they're putting their resources into linen closets and laundry rooms while de-emphasizing sunrooms. * Extended ceiling heights: It can take a lot of energy to heat rooms with 15-foot ceilings. As a result, grandiose family rooms and two-story foyers are less attractive to buyers focused on saving
money. Homeowners want spaces that are easier to heat and cool. * Luxury bathrooms: Many private residence luxury bathrooms rival those found at popular 4-star hotels. But luxury bathrooms are being phased out in favor of less expensive, more practical options. * Outdoor kitchens: Although entertaining at home is one way to keep budgets in check, some homeowners have realized they don't need a complete backyard kitchen with a pizza oven and brick fireplace in order to host guests. According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders, outdoor kitchens are the second least-likely feature to be included in homes built in 2012. * Media rooms: Individuals certainly love their gadgets, but many of these gadgets have become smaller and more portable. That reduces the need for giant home theaters and gaming spaces.
Tall ceilings in family rooms are being eschewed in favor of smaller, more intimate spaces.
While certain features are disappearing, there are others that are growing more and more popular. Dual sinks in kitchens, walk-in closets, extra storage areas, and hidden charging stations for devices are likely to show up more and more in new home designs.
The design of new homes is changing to be more budgetfriendly and also represent the changing priorities of home buyers. As a result, today's newly designed homes will likely look much different from homes built just a few years ago.
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SHOWCASE of HOMES
BAY OF QUINTE CUSTOM ESTATE! Impeccably-designed and meticulously-finished residence on 2 acres with private harbour for your boat! 4 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms, 5 baths and triple garage. Extensive terraces and huge screened atrium. Your own gym and media room, too! Excellent location on Rednersville Road! $1,795,000 MLS 2123136 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*
This elegant waterfront home sits on a 2.26 acre lot high on a knoll to capture the panoramic views of the Bay of Quinte. The sloping back yard with heated inground pool and board walk to the waters edge is an oasis for all nature enthusiasts. This open concept home has a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, large great room with fireplace, separate dinning room, stained Brazillian cherry hardwood floors throughout, vaulted ceilings, 9 ft. ceilings throughout, large master bedroom with fireplace and walk out to private deck, professional landscaping, large screened in sun room with deck, 3.5 car garage with 4 doors, main floor laundry and only minutes from Trenton and Belleville. $1,100,000 MLS 2123794 Lori Slik*
LOOKING FOR COMPLETE PRIVACY ON BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT? This beautiful stone residence offers impeccable design and quality on 11+ acres of spectacular land, minutes from Picton and from the 401. Vaulted ceilings, distinctive poplar plank floors, an outstanding master suite with a private terrace, plus remarkable views from every window! Don't miss the waterside gazebo and entertainment terrace! Moor your boat at the dock and watch the sailboats drift by on Long Reach. This is a historical home of the future! $1,199,000 MLS 2122218 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*
This grand 5.5 acre estate on the Bay of Quinte is unmatched in terms of architectural integrity. Scale or quality of finishes - all on professionally landscaped grounds set back from the road. The waterfront of over 560` offers a protected & private harbour for your boat, stone seawalls & a private pebble beach. A separate 3-bay carriage house provides office space and outstanding accommodation for guests!
HEALDSPOND FARM One of the County’s most spectacular farms in a much-coveted location. All the charm and character of its 1830 provenance, now totally upgraded for life in 2012! Plank floors, 5 fireplaces, two staircases, an incomparable “country kitchen” (with AGA cooker!), and a recently added great room and main floor master suite. Beautiful prim architectural lines and a belvedere tie the Carriage House/Studio to the main house. Triple garage, wraparound veranda, screened porch and sprawling lawns and gardens complete the package. Welcome to Healdspond Farm! $1,159,000 MLS 2125804 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
A MILE OF LAKE ONTARIO WATERFRONT! 158-acre parcel of farmland, an updated century home, and 6,000' of beautiful limestone shoreline. Spectacular location at the end of a cul-de-sac provides wonderful privacy and incomparable sunsets! Great vineyard potential, too! Extensive stone landscaping and terracing, landmark barn and other outbuildings. 15 minutes from Picton, close to Point Petre. $3,450,000 MLS 2123782 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*
NORTHPORT HOUSE: A COUNTY LANDMARK SINCE 1811!
$1,950,000 MLS 2122400 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone*
* Sales Representative
Monica Liz Peter Jones* Klingenberg* Lynch*
Catherine Richard Deluce Stewart LLB
Pres. & CEO Broker of Record
Vise President Legal Counsel
Toronto - Head Office
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We really enjoy supporting the community with our on-going sponsorship of this event and others, and are so thankful that you come out year after year to help us out.
Colleen Green calls on family, friends, clients and neighbours to help out at the 26 km station!
A special THANK YOU to our non-RE/MAX Team Captains and friends, Rhonda Roblin, Todd Clark, Rick Terpstra & Nancy and Gary Parks. You Guys Rock!
Mary Jane Mills 40 km team of: Emily, Erica, Michelle, Lexi, Abigail, Lisa, Tyas, Myla & Jackson.
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Each year runners tell us how thankful they are for our support, enthusiasm and job well done. Congratulations! Thanks again and see you next year!
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A dose of humility could just be what the doctor has ordered for the PECI Senior Soccer Panthers. With their undefeated streak on the line at home Tuesday evening, the East Northumberland Secondary School Blue Dragons did what no team in the Bay of Quinte Athletic Conference has been able to do — beat the PECI Panthers. The Blue Dragons scored early, added another goal later in the second half and hung on to drop the Panthers 2-0. The home loss moves PECI to 6-1-0 this season. A win last night after presstime against the Trenton Tigers would clinch first place for PECI as the Bay of Quinte playoffs start next week. Despite the loss, PECI coach Paul Pickard was happy with the Panthers’ efforts Tuesday. “The seniors continue to dominate their competition and control most of the play. Our strong goaltending and the solid defensive core provides excellent inspiration for the rest of the team I think will respond well to the pressure,” Pickard said. In action last week, PECI added a pair of wins to their seasonal total, blanking Bayside 2-0 Oct.11 after shading St. Paul 3-2 Oct. 10. Shayne Inch and Weston Ferguson handled the scoring against the Red Devils while Dallas Hunter, with two, and Corey Prince brought down the Falcons. In junior play, the Panthers struggles continued as they dropped all three games. Mason Norlock was the lone bright spot, scoring PECI's lone goal in a 7-1 loss to the Blue Dragons Tuesday night, although Pickard liked the second half effort of Graysen St. Pierre. On Oct. 11, Bayside slipped past the Cats 3-2. Lucas Clarke and Braden Bennett responded for PECI and Ben Wilson had a great second half but it wasn't enough to get past Bayside. A night earlier, it was the St. Paul's Falcons shading PECI 2-1. Blaine Swackhammer had the PECI goal. “The juniors have struggled with team play and finishing the play,” Pickard said. “We have shown periods of brilliant ball control and intensity, however, we must learn to communicate with each other and focus on our positions.”
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With one three-game gauntlet out of the way and another in their sights, the Wellington Dukes will take pause this week and reflect in the shiny glow that is a successful sixpoint weekend. Wellington (7-6-0) took down Kingston, Pickering and Aurora in order to climb above the .500 mark for the first time this month. It was a very solid 180 minute stretch of hockey for the local Junior A club that seemed to be keyed by a dramatic-come-from-behind victory over Kingston on Friday at the Essroc Arena. The club then rode the momentum of their 5-4 home win on Friday to a pair of road wins, a 4-1 victory on Saturday night against the Pickering Panthers and a 3-2 shootout victory over the Aurora Tigers at the annual Governor’s Showcase in Cobourg on Sunday afternoon. Down 4-1 with under a minute to play in the second period of Friday night's game, the prospects of a six point weekend seemed completely out of range for Wellington. But a last second buzzer beating goal by Abbott Girduckis carved the Voyageur lead in half and set the stage for one of the more dramatic comebacks Dukes fans have seen in recent years. “Not to overplay it, but the goal at the end of the second period really gave us the confidence we needed going into the third period,”
Three-for-Three Wellington Dukes goaltender Matt Larose embraces forward Erick Delaurentis after Delaurentis’ game winning goal in the third round of the shootout against the Aurora Tigers Sunday. Larose stopped all three Tigers shooters. (OJHL Images)
Wellington Dukes Coach and General Manager Marty Abrams said. Wellington waited until the late stages of the third before completing the comeback bid and killed off three straight third period penalties prior to doing so. While on the power play, Joe McKeown tapped in a beautiful Brian Bunnett feed at 15:57 to make it 4-3 Vees.
In his next shift, Bunnett himself notched the game tying goal, banging home his first OJHL goal in over a year to tie it a 4-4 and setting the stage for Erick Delaurentis' game winner at 18:56. For the second time at home this season, Wellington had comeback from three goals down to in a hockey game, although this latest come-from-behind effort was
far more dramatic than the 83 win over the Stoufville Spirit 14 days prior. “It was similar to the game against Stouffville in that we weren't getting rewarded but we stuck with the game plan and one turned into two and that turned into three,” Abrams explained. In terms of Bunnett, the 19-year-old centreman is
making great strides to resurrect a hockey career that was derailed by a June, 2011 car accident that broke his leg. Bunnett, a key player in Wellington's march to the 2011 Royal Bank Cup Championships, is progressing by playing with both Picton and Wellington during his rehab. “He's made some unbelievable strides since last February, and we've been trying to bring him along slowly, making sure his body can take all the hockey we are throwing at him,” Abrams said. “In the New Year, I'm hoping he can get back into our lineup but he's been great for us so far.” After the comeback Wellington players celebrated their win but were also reminded of the road ahead. “The team was in a great mood and relieved they were seeing some results but we didn't have a long time to celebrate,” Abrams added. On the road under 24 hours later, Wellington met up with the Panthers and for the second straight night, Nanimo, B.C. native Matt Larose tended the twine tent for Wellington. After surrendering a couple goals that could have been described as soft a night earlier, Larose was stellar for the locals, stopping 41 Panther shots in picking up his second win of the season. Abrams said the storyline of Saturday's win wasn't complicated. “It was simple,” Abrams said. “Our goaltender won us that game, he delivered. It was also Jan Kaminsky's best game as Duke ever.”
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Panthers earn silver medal at Trinity College tournament
PECI seniors see potential facing and defeating top calibre teams from across the province AdAm BrAmBurger
It didn’t seem like a silver lining for the PECI Senior Basketball Panthers to come in second in tournament play at Trinity College in Port Hope last weekend. Playing the defending OFSAA ‘A’ bronze medalists from Rideau in the final, the Panthers had a tough shooting game and fell 39-27. “The girls felt very dejected to come so close to a tournament championship and watch it slip away, but they should feel proud of the step forward they took and to do it shorthanded for the entire weekend speaks volumes to their potential,” said coach Rob Garden.
Though the Panthers were able to break the Lions’ zone defence, they couldn’t get the ball to fall, hitting just one of 14 three-point tries, 11/40 from the field and just 25 per cent on free throws. “Sometimes you have one of those games where shots don’t fall and there is nothing you can do about that,
but we missed at least five blatantly wide open layoffs off of turnovers we caused with defence,” said Garden. “Make those layups and you do the math...” The Panthers opened the tournament by squeaking out a nail-biting 40-38 win over Ashbury College from Ottawa. PECI poured on the pressure early to build an 11point lead after four minutes, but could not sustain it as Ashbury narrowed the deficit to four points by half. Down one point going into the final minute, Garden called a timeout and the girls executed their motion offence to set Courtney Wilson up for a clutch three-pointer. The Panthers were able to weather the storm defen-
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sively boxing out Ashbury players as Sam Kuipers and Brittany Snider ripped the rebound to seal the win. Wilson, fresh off a player -of-the-game effort in the Bay of Quinte all-star game, had 22 of 40 points, while Erin O’Brien added eight. In the second game against the St. Marcellinus Spirit from Missisauga, the Panthers went into the final quarter tied at 21. PECI changed its game plan and took over with a 14-0 run to win 35-21. “I told the girls it was time to jump on the gas pedal and go at them,” said Garden. “We got very aggressive on the defensive end of the court, pushed the ball up, and attacked the basket.”
The Panthers got their strength from the front court as Wilson and Alyssa VanRossum combined for 24 of the Panthers’ points. Player of the game awards in the tournament went to Wilson against Ashbury for her scoring, VanRossum against St. Marcellinus for her defence, and Kuipers against Rideau for shutting down the Lions’ top scorer in the second half. Two junior players, Danielle Willis and Hannah Smith also saw some court time on the weekend. The Panthers have another shot at Rideau this weekend as they play to tip off the Nicholson tournament in Belleville at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
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Pirates beat Rebels before allowing unbeaten streak to fall in shootout loss to Panthers
lead with a quick strike on the power play to start the second. Kenny Murduff tallied with the extra man with Jack Davison getting the lone assist 1:38 into the second stanza. Again Campbellford clawed its way even two minutes later. With Picton's Devin McCann in the box for slashing Chris Klompmaker sent the puck past goaltender Adam Wood. Hunter Fargey got the helper. With less than two minutes remaining in the period Brad Jacklin cruised in from the point and put the Pirates in the lead again.
“Brad Jacklin's goal was big. We've been talking to him about sneaking in as a fourth wave on the offence. He scored his first junior goal,” Woodward said. This time the Pirates didn't give Campbellford a chance to strike. Just 37 seconds later Cole Bolton took a nice feed from McGuire and made no mistake on a breakaway opportunity to put the Pirates up 4–2. “Those were two big goals,” he said. “The team got a lot of energy from it and we were able to take it into the third and seal the win.”
Fargey closed the gap two minutes into the third and again in the final minute of the period, but goals from Murduff and Nolan Van Vlack kept the Rebels at bay. Friday's game marked second time the Panthers and Pirates have gone to the shootout to decide the game. In their last meeting the Pirates prevailed by a 2–1 score after a shootout, with Woodward calling out the team for their play to start the game. He said it was the opposite on Friday. “We played well. We were shorthanded with a few injuries and a few guys missing we were down to nine forwards pretty quick into the game. Everybody had an opportunity to play some big minutes,” he said. “Andrew Pearson was very good in net, we generate a lot of opportunities, a lot of Grade A scoring chances and weren't able to finish. Unlike the week before I thought the guys did have their legs, they were working hard.” Woodward said Port Hope goaltender Justin Urquhart played well and made sure the Pirates didn't capitalize on a lot of chances. Port Hope kicked off the
ner. “I thought we were better on Sunday then we were on Saturday night and with the showcase, some players have extra motivation” Abrams said. “It was a solid game by both teams and Larose was great in shootout.” Over 100 NCAA and NHL scouts attended the event which saw every OJHL team take to the ice. After Wellington's win, a good number of scouts met up with Wellington players to provide feedback and information. Wellington takes on the
disappointing Cobourg Cougars at home on Friday night before meeting up with Aurora yet again on Saturday night and Stouffville on Sunday. Abrams said don't read too much into Cobourg's poor record thus far this season as the club was tabbed by many (including this newspaper) to be the
top team in the East Division. “Cobourg isn't going to be defeated for too long, they have too many good players and that program is going to turn around,” Abrams said. ‘Round the 'Roc: After LaRose played all three games this weekend, Hayden Lavigne will get a start
Picton acquires Bolton from Dukes Chad ibbotson
The unbeaten streak is broken. The Picton Pirates went 6–0 to start the season before falling to the Port Hope Panthers 2–1 in an eight-round shootout on Friday. While suffering their first loss the Pirates still managed to get three out of four available points this week, winning 6–4 over Campbellford at home on Thursday before Friday's shootout loss on the road. Thursday marked the club's first meeting with the Campbellford Rebels this season. Pirates coach and general manager Ryan Woodward said the Rebels are a strong club, but the Pirates met the challenge. “(Campbellford) is a good hockey club. They have some guys that can put the puck in the net and they have some guys that can burn you very quickly, so you have to respect that and you have to be willing to engage and play hard,” he said. “The guys did a good job of that on Thursday.” Woodward said the
Pirates' speed matches up well against the Rebels' size. “The game was played along the wall and in the corners and I thought we did a good job there,” he said. “They sometimes try to play a run and gun style. It can create some chances at both ends and we did a good job of trying to avoid it and settle in to our own style of hockey.” Riley McGuire started things off for the Pirates, scoring 11 minutes into the opening frame, but veteran Seamus McDougall responded for the Rebels three minutes later as the teams played an even game for the remainder of the first. “We had a lot of really great opportunities throughout the game. Their goaltender played fantastic. We had opportunities to open the scoring up pretty early in the first period,” Woodward said. “We told the guys before the game we need everybody involved, we need everybody to step up and contribute and we did a pretty good job of that.” The Pirates again took the
GaininG the zone New Picton Pirates forward Cole Bolton rushes into the Campbellford zone as defenceman Steven Clarke (4) defends.. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)
scoring with Dan Lagrois scoring halfway through the first period. The Panthers out-shot Picton 17–9 in the first, but the shots were even throughout the last 40 minutes. The goal remained the only one of the game until Bolton found the back of the net on the power play after a give and go play with Mitchell Smith 10:40 into the final frame. The Pirates got the majority of chances in the overtime, but couldn't get one past Urquhart. Ryan Sizer and Brad Heykoop both scored for their teams in the first round of the shootout, but Ryan Wilkinson sealed the deal for Port Hope in the eighth round. The Pirates acquired Bolton on Oct. 10 from the Wellington Dukes. “(Bolton) has been strong in both games for us. He fits right into our dressing room and is going to be an impact player on the ice,” Woodward said. The Pirates face the Napanee Raiders tonight at 7:30 in Picton before taking on the Rebels in Campbellford at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Wellington not about to take opponents lightly when Cobourg visits this Friday night
DUKES, from page 24
Kaminsky factored in on all four Wellington markers and was, along with Larose and defencemen Kyle Paat and Josh Finklestein, key in a big penalty kill in the late stages of the second period. With the Dukes ahead 21, Wellington was tasked with killing off a full two minute, five-on-three power-play advantage for Pickering. Larose and company stood tall as the Panthers desperately tried to even the score and sent a barrage of shots towards the Wellington net. Abrams called the stand a key turning point in the game and said the club's captain led the way. “He was unbelievable, Jan took the team on his shoulders. He tremendous leadership skills in that game,” Abrams said. After scoring the games first goal in the opening period and setting up Paat's power-play blast in the second, Kaminsky had a hand in Craig Campbell's insurance marker at the midway point of the third. Finally, in the late going and the Panthers having lifted Spencer Bacon for an extra attacker, who else but Kaminsky would feed Erick Delaurentis for an empty netter with nine seconds left on the clock? Nobody else. On Sunday, Wellington wrapped up their weekend with a bow, besting the Tigers in a 3-2 shootout. Wellington opened the scoring in the first when Campbell and Kaminsky combined on a pretty passing play close to the Tiger net. Campbell rifled home his fifth of the season at 13:33. While on the same shift just over a minute later, Campbell potted his second of the contest, blowing past a falling Tiger defender and beating Aurora netminder Brett Sinclair to make it 2-0 Wellington. Aurora's Dylan Sikura responded with a pair of
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Brush & Roller • Airless Spraying Barns & Commercial Building Interior & Exterior Houses Roof Replacement & Repair Bucket Truck Service General Maintenance Sandblasting • Parking Lot Striping Prompt Service • Free Estimates 20 Years Serving Prince Edward County
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• WOOD • GAS • PELLET STOVES • WOOD COOKSTOVES • CHIMNEY SYSTEMS • ZERO CLEARANCE FIREPLACES • PELLET STOVES Quality Sales, Service & Installation • Regency • Jotul • BIS 177 LAKE ST. PICTON 476-8100
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES AND INFORMATION CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.49 for 15 words or less. 12¢ each additional word. BIRTHS MEMORIAMS, CARDS OF THANKS: 15¢ each word, minimum $8.50 (50 words)
ARTICLES FOR SALE
DRY SEASONED firewood for sale. Hardwood $300 per cord and softwood $250 per cord. Local delivery included. Phone 613-3993610 and leave a message.
County Traders We Purchase Estates Furniture & Antiques BUY, SELL, TRADE 39 Stanley Street Bloomfield, Ontario MON.-TUES. CLOSED Wed. - Sat. 10am-4pm Sun. 12noon -4pm
FIREWOOD cut/split & delivered 613-399-5673. FIREWOOD, HARDWOOD, log lengths. 8 cord load, $1,100. Doug Storring, 613-393-5078 FIREWOOD: HARDWOOD, cut, split and delivered. Phone 613476-9941 LEATHER SOFA and matching chair, Naturzzi, caramel colour, $750. Phone 613-394-1024
CEDAR SOURCE LUMBER CO. Specializing in Western Red Cedar & Fir
While Supplies Last 1x8 WRC tight knot bevel siding 60¢ / linear ft
1x10 S1S2E WRC boads 90¢ / linear ft 1x12 S1S2E WRC boards $1.00 / linear ft 1x8 WRC tight knot channel ideal for privacy fence, 6ft lengths $4.25 each 1x6, 6 ft fence board $3.50 each 1x4, 2x2, 2x3 Clear Western Red Cedar $1.5/board ft Cedar Shaving $1/Bag Clear Fir, some beams Lots of clear WRC rough for craftsman 1x2 to 2x12 Hurry in, closing October 20 for season Open Tues-Sat, 10-5 or by appointment
6 Stanley Street Bloomfield
613-393-5757 Cell: 760-333-6275
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MARJ'S HANDKNITS: Pumpkin hats, baby sets, socks, mitts, toques, helmets, tea cosies, legwarmers, slippers & children's sweaters. 613-476-4229 NEW SEARS Craftsman dual stage, 208cc, 24" cut snowblower cost $779 will sell for $600 after 10am 613-967-8287. NEW SEARS Craftsman 24" dual stage snowblower, purchase price $749, selling price $600. 613-9678287. NEW WALKER for sale, $50. Call 613-476-5564 SOLID OAK dining room set: 6ft table with 18" leaf, 3 door buffet and hutch, custom made, $1,900.: 2 solid Cherry wall units can be joined, 1 unit for TV and stereo, $500. 1-613-373-2378
WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS 2012 FALL REBATE SALE Factory incentives up to $1,000 or Instant Rebates up to $600. Call for more information
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ARTICLES FOR SALE
STAINLESS STEEL, double door fridge/freezer 25 cubic'. Also stove. $1000 for pair, will sell separate. 613-476-8399. WHITE ALUMINUM doors 32"x80" $50.; White, vinyl, double hung, thermal pane windows $50 each. Approximate sizes 33"x52", 70"x52", 22"x33" obsure glass only. Open Mon to Fri., 7am to 4:30pm. 1296 Hamilton Rd, Trenton, 613-392-3100 WOOD FOR SALE. You cut, $35 full cord, beside main road, fence bottoms, ash, oak & maple 613-1405
APPLIANCES FOR SALE
NEW and USED
APPLIANCES USED REFRIGERATORS
Stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, dishwashers, 3 mos. old & up. Sold with written guarantees. Fridge's $100. & up.
At the lowest prices in the area. Trade-ins accepted on new appliances. Big selection to choose from.
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12 WEEK OLD lab puppies, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checked, please call anytime 613-476-1465. DOG SITTING in my home, personalized care for your dog while you're away. Large exercise yard. Call Karen 613-399-5682. QUINTE PET Minders. Loving care for your pets in their own home. Daily visits, also overnights and vacatioin stays 613-476-6265.
CARS AND TRUCKS
AUTO PARTS, new and used, auto and truck parts, we buy scrap metals. cars and trucks wanted. 816 Goodyear Road, Napanee. Call Parts-A-Plenty Inc. 613-2422326 1-888-689-1795. Yes, we have tires. CARS AND trucks wanted for scrap or recycling, we buy scrap metal, free pickup or you bring in. Mike 613-561-8445 or Dan 613929-7572 or 800-890-4075 ext 122 evenings.
For good used appliances in working order or not but no junk please. VISA & MASTERCARD accepted. We have our own financing also. Shop at our competitors & then come see for yourself quality at low prices. Open evenings 7 days a week. We Deliver.
SMITTY’S APPLIANCES LTD. 969-0287 ANTIQUES
ART RESTORATIONS, Oil Paintings cleaned professionally. Art Appraisals. Art collections liquidated. 30 years experience. Chris Gerald Williams 613-476-5454. PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE refinishing and restoration. Antiques bought and sold. Free pick-up and delivery. Butler Creek Antiques, Schoharie Rd. 613-476-1142.
ASP CONTRACTORS. Airless spray painting and power washing farm cottages, houses, factories, fences, tanks. Corn, glass and sand blasting. New steel roofs installed. Roofs screwnailed and boards replaced, eavestroughs and gutter guards installed. Fully Insured. Call George 1-800-5891375 or cell 613-827-8485. BARN REPAIRS, steel roofs repaired or replaced, barn boards replaced, beam repairs, sliding doors, eavestroughs, screwnailing, painting, sandblasting,, etc. Call John 613-392-2569.
GUITAR LESSONS, all ages, 1 free month of guitar use. Contact Drew Ackerman, 613-476-8900
DOYLES WINDOWS AND SUNROOMS BUY DIRECT AND SAVE HUGE FACTORY DISCOUNTS Take advantage of the weather and large Discounts available on our custom made Windows, Entrance Systems, Patio and Storm Doors. Come see our displays at our showroom at: 140 Industrial Blvd., Unit 1, Napanee, ON Call 613-354-3597 or 1-888-282-5213 Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Evenings and Weekends by appointment
Computer & Network Services for Home & Business Factory Imaging Data Recovery Virus Removal Wireless Setup Internet & Email “On-site Service” Ph: (613) 902-5455 www.freelance-it.ca RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
1987 SUZUKI Quad Runner 4x4, runs well. Gun rack, mirror, winch, 2-up seat, new ATV cover. Call Mike, 613-919-0366
BOATS & MOTORS
1962 18ft GREW Cruiser Lap Strake Mahogany interior. 4 cylinder 60hp, Volvo Penta inboard. 2nd owner (stored for 20 years). Excellent condition for restoration. $3,500 or best offer. Brad 613-373-2227 BOAT TOP repair & replace zippers, screens, windows, seats. Call Weldon 613-885-6871.
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL space, 500sq.ft. air conditioned on Main Street, Picton for $800/month including all utilities and parking. Available December 1. Call 613476-4085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORE FRONT, 800sq' downtown Picton, big display window, 2 bath, parking, reasonable price, suitable for retail or offices 613-476-7701.
Retail Space FOR LEASE
26-311 MAIN Retail Space (former KA Media) 872 sq ft $900/month, plus util. Available Dec 1 1500 sq ft $1100/month, plus util. Available Dec 1 27-311 MAIN Retail Space (former Holistic Health) 600 sq ft $700/month, includes util. Available now Apply at our Office:
141 Main St, Picton Please Call: 613-476-3275 First & Last & References
INDOOR MINI STORAGE downtown Picton, heated, starting from $39.95 mo. 613-476-7701
Beautiful Century House circa 1869 for rent Nov 15-May 1, furnished, central Picton. Quiet, lovely residential area, walking distance Main Street. 3 bedrms, 2 baths, lge reception+dining rms, office/ 4th bedrm. $1500/mo+utilities, 1st+last. References. Non-smokers, no pets.
613-503-1107 1 BEDROOM furnished apartment utilities included. 613-471-0497. 1 BEDROOM apartment, $825/ month all incl., 1 free parking spot, 47 King St, Picton, 1 block to downtown, non-smoking, clean, quiet. Brian, 613-240-5332, email@example.com 1 BEDROOM Apartment, Bridge St., laundry, parking, references required, $550mo. no dogs 613476-6919. 1 BEDROOM apartment, Bridge Street, laundry, parking, references required, $550 mo., no dogs 613-476-9619. 1 LARGE ground floor studio apartment with kitchenette and 4 pce bath, garden doors to a private brick patio, $600 monthly includes utilities. 613-399-3918 1 or 2 bed, brand new, never lived in 1800sq', ground floor, contemporary apt., with soring ceilings, oak floors, designer kitchen, in town, gas heat, furnished or unfurnished, long or short term, suitable for 1 or 2 non-smk adults 613-399-3918.
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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
2 BED. APT. PICTON Very large, renovated with ensuite storage room and balcony, new self-cleaning oven, new fridge, parking included, well maintained quiet seniors oriented building, $925+hydro. 613-476-3629 614-638-9633 firstname.lastname@example.org
3 BEDROOM house, finished basement, rec room, office and extra bedroom, 2-car garage, 3km from Picton. Five appliances, nonsmokers, not pet friendly, $1200mo. plus oil heat and hydro, first/last/references 613-476-4021. 3 BEDROOM Century home in town, pine floors, new kitchen with appliances, $1,200 monthly includes utilities. 613-399-3918 3 BEDROOM semi-detached century home in Picton. $1,100 plus heat & hydro. Very charming and newly renovated. email@example.com 3 BEDROOM, furnished home for rent in town near Picton Harbour, 6 appliances, central air, ample parking, first/last, references, professional people, $1100 monthly plus utilities 613-885-5544. 3 NEWLY renovated 1 bedroom units. Available November 15th. Contact Jeff 613-849-8933 4 BEDROOM townhome available in Picton, bright and sunny, large yard and parking. Available immediately. $795 plus heat and hydro. Phone Sentinel Property Management, 613-966-9079. FALL SPECIAL 50% off first months rent. ARTIST STUDIO/workspace/daytime office, 225sq.ft. View of Picton Harbour. firstname.lastname@example.org
KEEP HER TOASTIE!
has available a private room with 2pc bath, all inclusive, parking, available Nov. 1
Call Jean 613-476-6318
2 BEDROOM waterfront house. Open concept, 4 appliances, new furnace, perfect for single or couple, quiet, beautiful location. No pets no smoking. Call Bev or Carol at 613-476-2100 2 BEDROOM apt. 1100sq', small balcony, over looking harbour, $850 monthly plus H & H, includes fridge, stove, washer, dryer and 2 car parking 613-771-3203. 2 BEDROOM 2 bath, 2012-13 models natural gas heat, very economical utilities. Lawn cutting, snow removal & water included. Starting at $99,900 purchase or lease at $1095/mo Raspberry Fields, 100 Upper Lake St. 55+years community. 613-8851307 for details. 2 BEDROOM house just outside Picton. Includes fridge/stove, heat and electricity. No pets. First/last and references required. $1100.monthly. Available November 1. Call evenings after 6pm 613-393-5124. 2-1 BED apts. in adult building, 1st apt. over looks Tip of the Bay, with private entrance, storageroom, gas fireplace. 2nd apt large one bedroom with small 2nd bedroom or office and private balcony, both apts, include fridge, stove, washer/dryer hookups, 2 car parking $750 mo. plus H & H. Reduced rent for person willing to do minor duties such as vacuuming, snow shovelling and grass cutting 613771-3203. 288 MAIN Street, Bloomfield. 200sq.ft office/studio, main floor, $400 monthly all inclusive; 100sq.ft. second floor office, $175 monthly all inclusive. Contact email@example.com or text 613-885-2304
Climate controlled winter storage for your second love. Safe secure pest free. We have a limited number of spaces available for your pride and joy at very reasonable rates. Linda @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-885-1375
HEATED INDOOR storage, new secure building for cars, boats, etc. $100/month, $500/season. Bloomfield. 613-393-3890, 613-849-1977 LARGE LUXURIOUS furnished studio apartment 43 Main St., 5 appliances. Parking, $800 monthy ph. 613-476-3666. QUIET, BRIGHT, renovated 2 bedroom apartment in historic building near Merrill Inn, $950/mo includes heat, laundry, parking, suitable for mature individual or couple. Sorry no smoking or pets, call 613-4711437 for appointment.
SENIORS PLEASE 105 Bridge St
Bachelor Apartment available! Quiet area on the Bay Appliances, laundry Super on site
SHORT TERM accommodations. Beautiful furnished 1 & 2 bedroom units until May, one block away from downtown Picton. View at thefenix.ca or call 613-391-1441 WATERFRONT, NEW large 1 bedroom apartment, fully furnished, West Lake. Rent negotiable. October - May. Phone 416-819-5621 WATERFRONT 2 BEDROOM apartment, Glenora Ferry, utilities /laundry included, no pets/nonsmk, ideal for single person, $850 613-373-9368.
WATERFRONT, FULLY furnished, 3+1 bedrm house, 1 bath, propane fireplace, includes heat/hydro, available October 15- June 15, 2013, Summer Vacation Rental, no extentions ballyshannoncottage.com, $1600 mo. 613-340-6002. WATERFRONT CENTURY 5 bedroom house, fully furnished, all appliances, wrap around deck, fieldstone fireplace, double car garage, tennis court. Available October 1, 7 month rental, utilities extra, Morrison Pt. Rd. by Cheese Factory, $1200 mo. 613-476-8102 leave message.
MINT AND used postage stamps, covers, post cards, coins and paper money. Call Bob 613-967-2118.
WANTED TO BUY
WILL Buy Scrap Vehicles Metals and Appliances
613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117
CHILDCARE. SPACES AVAILABLE. In my home, Danforth Rd. Hillier/Wellington, full/part time, before/after school. Please call Tammy 613-399-3561.
A DINNER PARTY? Booking for Christmas Parties and Party Platters. Call Sheila Brushey Catering 613-393-5021. A FALL day is the time to get rid of unwanted trash, eavestroughs cleaned, yard work done, 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 services, interior/exterior carpentry and painting. Decks and sheds. Bob 613-476-4789.
Scrap Metal & Scrap Cars & Electronics - TV’s, Computers, etc. Appliances
We buy & sell
CHAPPY'S. We'll do almost anything! Moving, dump runs of brush, grass cutting. Garage and basement cleaning. Ph 613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117 or Jenny 613243-7204. HANDYMAN FOR HIRE: affordable home repair and improvements. Carpentry, painting, drywall, decks, sheds, lawn maintenance and cleanup, or just about anything else you need done. Contact Frank at 613-476-8741 or email to email@example.com HILLBILLY PROPERTY MAINTENANCE. Taking bookings for Fall Property Maintenance and window cleaning inside & out, full insured, free estimates, 613-970-3276.
STUMP GRINDING Week of Nov. 5 Only Book Now Reasonable Rates Joey Vaughan
Vaughan Contracting 613-885-3279
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HOUSEKEEPING. One time clean or whatever you need 613393-1357. INDOOR/OUTDOOR Masonry, small jobs, concrete floors, repair work, fireplace/woodstove backings, pointing, basement repair work, professional masonry and brick cleaning, repair brick and block work. Call George 613-3932144 or 613-771-0141 TUTOR AVAILABLE: Study/Literacy Skills, Post-Secondary preparation, English, Social Studies +more. Your home or mine. Grades 4-12. 20+ years experience, personal, individual approach to helping your student to be the best they can be. 613-476-0088
PRINCE EDWARD Learning Centre is THE place to call if you're looking at adult training opportunites in The County. Call 613-4761811. It's FREE!
BLACK RIVER TREE SERVICE
Stump Grinding Tree Trimming and Removal Brush Chipping Lot Clearing Cabling & Bracing Fully Insured 15 years Experience
SAND & GRAVEL - TOP SOIL EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOURLY OR CONTRACT BULLDOZER - LOADER - TRUCK - HOE RAM
GOT THE "Job Search Blues"? Why not take this opportunity to upgrade your skills? Call Prince Edward Learning Centre at 613476-1811. We can help. It's FREE!
HAIRSTYLIST/BARBER wanted. Looks Hairstyling & Barbering, 7 Paul Street, Picton. 613-645-3018
Renovations - Additions Siding - Decks Painting - Floors Phone 613-393-2819 613-393-1196 Book for Spring!
To place your Classified Ad Call 613-476-3201
2012 PICTON FAIR
If you have items there and want them. PLEASE call 613 – 476 – 6154 to arrange for a pick-up date and time.
Any items left by the date of the Picton Fair Fund Raising Dance will be placed in the Silent Auction.
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BLOOMFIELD UNITED CHURCH
CARD OF THANKS
THANK YOU to all the visitors, volunteers: Chloe, Gary, Jocelyn, Kelsey, Lisa, Lydia adn Nicole, visitors Pat and Joe who stepped up to lend a hand, Halle for her special treat of apples for the horses. Door Prize Donations from County Farm Centre, Picton; Lisa Rashotte; Picton Farm Supply and Once Upon a Farm, Picton. Thank you all for making the first Once Upon A Farm Open Day and Fundraiser a HUGE success! Julia and Dan O'Neill.
MAN DRIVING to Oilfields first of November. Room for 1 more. Call 613-920-9054
Large consignment auction
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
ANNUAL FALL SMORGASBORD AND SILENT AUCTION SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2012 4:30 TO 7:00 PM ADULTS $13.00 2 FOR $25.00 CHILDREN $6.00
EVERYONE WELCOME (613) 393-3172 FOR INFO
CARRIE AND CHARLIE’S CRAFT SALE Friday Nov. 2nd 1p.m. til 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 3rd 10 a.m. til 5 p.m.
6pm Heritage Hall 166 County Rd 6, Picton 613-476-7214
Homemade Christmas Crafts, Wreaths, Bake Goods, Knitting, and much more.
Cherry Valley United Church
(at the dead end) (neighbour having a sale as well)
Annual Turkey Dinner Adults $14.00 Children 7 & under $6.00
5 - 6:30pm
Mark’s County Chips Fall Combo Specials
Jumbo Dog/Fry/Drink 6.50 Sausage/Fry/Drink 7.50 Burger/Fry/Drink 7.50 Cheeseburger/Fry/Drink 8.00 Crispy Chicken/Fry/Drink 8.50 Open 7 days a week through October Located at the Picton Canadian Tire Store
46 Ontario St., Picton HERITAGE HALL
BUFFET DINNER HAM & SCALLOPED POTATOES
Sunday, October 21st Serving 4pm - 7pm $10 per person
613-476-2342 166 County Rd 6 *No Reservations
SONGS OF THANKSGIVING Gospel Show, Lorrain Sine & Friends, Sat. Oct. 20 7-9pm Picton United Church, Tickets $15 each. Proceeds to Loyalist Humane Society. For info call 613-399-2055. THE FABULOUS Steve & Spike Piticco in concert on Friday, November 16, 7:30pm at Picton's Royal Canadian Legion. Sensational instrumental guitarist who has toured with Tommy Hunter. Tickets $10 available at the door or reserve by calling Kathy at 613-393-3115. A QEMA fundraising event.
4 FAMILY GARAGE SALE
Sun. Oct. 21 4&9 Jane Street 9am - 1pm
LARGE THREE FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday & Sunday Oct. 20 & 21 8am - 4pm 9 Barker Street Snowblower, household furniture, Playstation 2 with games, hockey cards, teddy bear collection
BARN SALE Saturday, Oct. 20 9:30am Sunday, Oct. 21 9:30am-2pm 1540 Hwy 62 INSIDE Lots and lots of stuff!
Tools, dishes, baking dishes, snow shovels, leaf rakes, outerwear, Harvest table with 6 pressback chairs, wooden barrels
•Ideal for Students & Seniors •Receive your own pay cheque! •Great exercise •Once a week delivery •Weekends Off
Call Janice 613-476-3082
Craig Dick Mortgage Agent
A number of Exhibitor’s items are still left at the Fairgrounds stored in the Old Boys’ Building.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
MISSING FROM Lake Street, a fluffy long-haired black male cat. "Mai-Tai" is all black with a few grey hairs on top of his head. His most distinguishing feature are his extra toes on both front feet. He has a very loud meow. He has been missing since Monday October 9th. Please kindly check your sheds and garages. Please call if you have any information on his whereabouts. 613-476-7983
• Found at Picton Fair - pair sunglasses - pair subscription glasses - pill reminder case • Keys with a ‘Nicbos’ keytag • Lady’s black reading glasses • Silver & red glasses • House key on square brown leather key tag • Ford keys in Benson Park • Keys with “PANOMEC” Keytag
To claim come to
267 Main St. Picton
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Olivia Violet Walker
Greg and Nicole Walker are very excited to announce the safe arrival of their precious baby girl. She was born August 7, 2012 weighing 8lbs 13 oz. Very proud grandparents are Cheryl Markland, Melvin Handley and Joel & Cathy Walker. She is very spoiled by her Aunt Bobby-Jo Handley & Uncle Mike Walker (Jamie Prettie). She will forever be watched over by her big brother Keegan in Heaven. A very heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Thomas for his special care through the pregnancy and Dr. Finkenzeller and staff at KGH for a safe delivery. A special thank-you to Lisa Sargeant for being a wonderful nurse.
Caley-Scarlett Lea Cooney born Sunday Sep 09, 2012 at PECMH, 7 lb 7.5 oz, 20 inches. Proud parents are Bruce and Christine Cooney. First grandchild for Tony and Cindy Benson. A niece for uncle Travis and aunt Amanda. We all love you SCARLETT.
Nana and Papa (Nancy & Jack) MacDonald of Waupoos are very happy to announce the births of Ronin Hawk and Jaeger Levi Lawrence born August 22, 2012. Proud parents are Ashlea & Gavin of Whitby and big sister Lily.
CARROLL- Steven Brother Always Remembering From Siser Susie
FREDERICK GEORGE CLARK May 1, 1936 October 21, 2011 It’s been a year since you left us and we all miss you. God knew that he was suffering That the hills were hard to climb, So he closed his weary eyelids And whispered “Peace be thine.” Away in the beautiful hills of God, By the valley of rest so fair, Some day, we know not when, We will meet our loved one there. With all of our love, Wife Patsy, children David, Cheryl and Larry, and grandchildren Erik and Jason
KEWLEY- In loving memory of a dear grandson and nephew, Jamie Kewley, who passed away October 19, 1997. A daily thought, a silent tear, A secret wish that you were here, And when old times we do recall, That's when we miss you most of all. Always loved and remembered by Grandma and Grandpa Struthers, Steve and Tracy. LAMMES- In loving memory of Marg. A dear mother who passed away October 15, 2004. Gone are the days we used too 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. Love John and Angela.
In loving memory of a dear son, brother, uncle and friend. April 29th, 1973 - October 19th, 1997
We thought of you today And the day before that too. We think of you in silence And often speak your name, All we have left are memories and pictures in a frame. Your special smile and special face In our hearts, safe in a special place. Your memories are ours to keep Which we will never part, No matter where we go No matter where we are You are always in our hearts, We love and miss you every year that we are apart. Always loved and never forgotten Mom, Dad, Mike, Kristine, Troy and Ryan
October 9, 2011 We sat beside your bedside Our hearts were crushed and sore, We did our best to the end Till we could do no more. In tears we watched you sinking, We watched you fade away; And though our hearts were breaking, We knew you could not stay. You left behind some aching hearts That loved you most sincere, We never shall and never will Forget you husband, father, grandfather dear. With Love, Mary, Harold, Carol, Ann Marie, Russell, Jordan, Trevor, Dylan
McCONNELL- Wendy. October 16, 2011. A year has passed since you've been gone But in our hearts you still live on. Our family chain is broken and nothing is the same, We mention your name and speak of you often God bless you Wendy, You will never be forgotten. Missed by father, brothers and sisters.
McCONNELL. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Wendy, who passed away October 16, 2011. Your mother is always with you, She's the whisper of the leaves As you walk down the street, She's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks. She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well. Your mother lives inside your laughter, she's crystallized in every tear drop She's the place you came from Your first home, she's the map you follow with every step that you take. She's your first love and your first heart break and nothing on earth can separate you Not time, not space... Not even death... Will ever separate you from your mother.. You carry her inside of you. Love from your children, Emily, Kalen and Devon. ROBINSON, Arlene. In loving memory of our dear Mother, who left us October 20th, 1997. We have only a memory, dear mother We will cherish our whole life through, But the love will last forever As we treasure the memory of you. Always loved and remembered by Allen and Lisa.
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roBinson, In loving memory of our mother Arlene, who passed away 15 years ago on October 20th. We often lay awake at night When the world is fast asleep And take a walk down memory lane With a tear upon our cheek. Loved from daughters, Mary and Anne, xoxo rycKman, Martha. In loving memory of a much loved mother and grandmother who passed away October 24, 2010. A treasured gem, a precious gift, a blessing like no other, a joy that overflows the heart, a mother to her daugther. You hold a place in my heart that only a mother could fill, Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal, Love leaves a memory, no one can steal. Always in our hearts, we love you Mom. Lori, Mike, Nathaniel and Miranda. rycKman, Martha. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, who passed away October 24, 2010. Your smile has gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of you, Mom, we loved so much. Missed and remembered by Angie, Dale, Paige and Caleb. rycKman- In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Martha Mae, who passed away October 24, 2010. You never failed to do your best, Your heart so warm and tender, You lived your life for those you loved, And those you loved remember. Loving and missing you always, Ron, Cindy, Cassidy and Olivia.
rycKman - martha may In loving memory of a precious mother and grandmother, who passed away October 24, 2010. No letter we can send them, For there is no address, Only a beautiful garden Where they have gone to rest, So spread your arms around them Lord, And when you see them smile, Tell them how much we love them, For we miss them all the while. Sadly missed and always remembered, daughter Lisa, son-in-law Paul, and grandchildren Tyler, Paul &â€ˆKendra.
In memory of
August 4, 1920 - October 19, 2010
Two bright eyes, a tender smile, A loving heart that knew no guile, Deep trust in God that was so right, His joy to make some other bright, If sick or suffering one he knew, Some gentle act of love heâ€™d do. No thought of self, but of the other, I know He said, â€œwell done, dear Fatherâ€?. Love you Dad, Marilyn & Dianne.
martin, william m.
It is with the most profound sadness that we announce the loss of Bill, peacefully with his family at KGH on Tuesday, October 9. Beloved husband of Linda for 39 years, and father to Mary Lynn (Will) of Picton, Susan of Ottawa, and Michael (Alexandra) of Yellowknife. Bill was a respected lawyer in the community since 1975, and served on the Hospital Board, Police Commission and volunteered his legal services to the Regent Theatre, RecPlex, and PEFAC. He was pleased to be able to create a special cancer camp for children with Mr. Garratt and financial assistance from his corporate client(s). It is his final wish that in lieu of flowers and visitation that friends and clients who wish to do so make a donation in his memory to Camp Trillium (formerly Garratt's Island Farm Retreat) to allow children with cancer a period of normalcy in their difficult lives. Online: www.raiseathon.ca/williammartin By phone: 1-888-999-2267. By cheque: payable to Camp TrilliumGarratt's Island, 16044B Loyalist Parkway, R.R. 2 Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0. Please specify the donation is IMO-Bill Martin for Garratt's Island. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
minaKer, gregory â€œgregâ€? lawrence
Gregory â€˜Gregâ€™ Lawrence Minaker At home in South Bay, in the presence of his family, Greg Minaker, at the age of 47. Beloved father of Mary, Peter, Emily and Sarah and son of Ken and Brenda Minaker of South Bay. Loved brother of Lorna Middleton (Steve) of Cannifton, Gordon (Susan) of Plainfield and Susanne Lyons (Steven) of South Bay. Funeral Service will be held in Picton United Church on Tuesday, October 16th at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend David Colwell officiating. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Quinte Chapter of the A.L.S. Society or South Bay United Church would be appreciated by the family. Friends may gather at Picton United Church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Online donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com
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All claims against the estate of Thomas McCormick, late of the Village of Bloomfield, County of Prince Edward, Province of Ontario, who died on or about the 01st day of May 2012, must be filed with the undersigned estate solicitor on or before the 09th day November 2012, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Representative then shall have notice. DATED at Stirling this 15th day of October 2012.
Arthur McCormick, Representative by his Solicitor, Brad Comeau BRAD COMEAU PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, LAW OFFICE, 33 Mill Street, P.O. Box 569, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0 Ph: 613-395-3397, Fx: 613-395-3398
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LARGE ANTIQUE & COLLECTORâ€™S AUCTION TO INCLUDE THE CONTENTS OF A COBOURG AND AN OSHAWA HOME Sunday, October 21st - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m. Auction to include: Large Collection of Small Antique & Collectorâ€™s Items, Oriental Items, Ivories, Sterling, Silver Plate, Porcelain, Crystal, Royal Doulton Figures & Character Mugs, Hummel Figurines & Books. Large Collection of Signed Oil Paintings, Watercolours & Limited Edition Prints. â€œKawaiâ€? Apartment Size Piano, Antique Dining Room Suite, New Colonial Queen Size Bed, Bedroom Suite, Upholstered Furniture, China Cabinets, Small Tables, Oak Drop Leaf Tables, Corner Cabinets & More. Large Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 a.m. David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser Looking for quality estates or single items for upcoming auctions www.brightonestateauctions.com 101 Applewood Drive, Brighton, Ont. K0K 1H0 Phone 1-613-475-6223
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December 1936 - October 2012 Peacefully at the Lennox and Addington Hospital in Napanee on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Florence May Shelley/ Conlin, in her 76th year. Florence had been a recent resident of the Village Green in Selby and a long-time resident at Picton Manor. Loving mother of Bruce Shelley (Rose) and Michael Shelley (Cathy). Florence will be missed by grandchildren, Jennifer Remington (Ryan), Blaine Shelley, Tara Beattie (Luke), Tim Shelley and Sarah Voutt. Great-grandmother of Bryson and Kyleigh, Brandon and Chloe. In keeping with Florenceâ€™s wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside Service will be held Friday, October 19th at 2pm at Riverview Cemetery in Napanee where she will be laid to rest with her son Brian James Shelley.
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The Picton Gazette
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
9:30 A.M. AUCTION SALE Antiques; Collectibles; Furniture; Approx. 15 Handmade Quilts; Quantity of Dishes; Quantity of Shop/Welding/ Electrical Tools of All Types; Ford 8N/Loader Tractor; 10 hp Outboard; 3 Wheeler; Buggy FOR MRS. ELIZABETH MURPHY - Held on Site - Approx. 5 Miles North West of Odessa, From 401 Exit 599 Take Cty. Rd. #6 North Approx. 3-1/2 Miles To Simmons Rd. West Approx. 2 Miles to 788 Simmons Rd. Special Interest: Approx. 15 Handmade Quilts/Pillows (Grandmothers Flower Garden, Windmill, Drunkards Path, Butterfly, Dresden Plate Just To Name a Few); Mrs. Murphy was a Member of Heirloom Quilters for Many Years and Has Won Awards At Many Fairs and Quilt Exhibitions. 2-3 Pce. Bedroom Suites; 2 Pce. Bedroom Suite; Other Chests of Drawers; Set of Bunk Beds; Round Wooden Kitchen Table/8 Matching Chairs; Dining Room China Hutch; Antique Wardrobe Cedar Lined; Antique Cupboard; Very Early Stencilled Nursing Rocker; Hooked Cushion; 3 Antique Centre Tables; 4 Pce. Wooden Trimmed Chesterfield Suite; Coffee Tables; End Tables Etc.; Several Table Lamps; Pr. Of Stove Table Lamps; Cord Organ/Bench; 2 - Flat Top Guitars; Large Quantity of L.P. Records; Hi-Fi Unit; Portable Singer Sewing Machine (Green); Sewing Machine Cabinet; Large Mirror; Keirstead Print; Large Klondike Air Tight Stove; Fire Place Stove; Box Stove; Cook Stove; Etc.; Ovation Central Vac (New In Box); 4 Drawer Filing Cabinet; The Old Mill 8 Place Setting of Johnson Bros. England; Large Set of Antique Dishes (125 Years Old +)(Approx. 60 Pces.); Several Cast Iron Fry Pans; Approx. 20 Bone China Cups/Saucers (Shelly, Ainsley, Foley, Royal Albert) Etc.; ½ Gal Beaver Sealer; ½ Gal. Anchor; Other Canning Sealers; Set of Stoneware Dishes; Quantity of China/Glass Dishes; Small Electrical Appliances; Cooking Pots/Pans (Only a Partial Listing); Full Body Hockey Players Game; Air Hockey Game; Large Collection of Teddy Bears; Large Quantity of Pocket Novels; Older School Books and Hard Covered Books; Pr. Snow Shoes; Several Pr. Of Wooden Skiis; Antique Childs Sled; Wooden Toboggan; Wooden Rocking Horse; 2 New Garden Canopies In The Box; Many More items. FORD 8N TRACTOR With Loader (Bucket/Blade); Tractor Chains; H.D. 3 PTH Tarris Blade; 1985 Honda 3 Wheeler; Sears 5 H.P. Roto Tiller; Weed Eater; Collector 396 Snow Jet (Super Jet) Wide Trac; Snow Machine; Older Boat Trailer; 10 hp Johnson Outboard; Paddle Boat; Very Large Vise Approx. 250 lbs.; Air Compressor; New ½ H.P. Garage Door Opener; New Pipe Bender (these last 2 items still in boxes); 2 - Alum. Ext. Ladders (30'/24'); Several Alum. Step Ladders; Large Roll of Big O Pipe; Livestock Steel Water Tank; Scaffolding/Plank; Steel Shelving; Etc.; Shop Tools/Wrenches; Double Chest on Chest Rolling Tool Box; Accetlyne Welding Gauge/Tips; Several Welding Helmets; Double Bench Grinder; Sand Blaster; Shop Vac; Pullers of All Types; Clamps; Quantity of Files; Several New Mufflers; Exhaust Pipes; Several Lengths of Copper/Iron; Copper Fittings; Tow Bar/Hitches; Alum Ramps; Quantity of Air/Power Tools Of All Types. Fibre Glass Body Shell for Dune Buggy, Volkswagen Engine, Yamaha 2 Cylinder Engine; Extra Heavy Chain; Other Chains; Chain Tightener; Log Lifter; Hand Push Cultivator; Milk Cans; Rain Barrels; Several Cases of Nails; Quantity of Nuts/Bolts/Screws; Chimney Brush; Coleman Camp Stove; 3 Cast Iron Flower Pots; Quantity of Lawn Ornaments; Bird Bath; Several Mens/Ladies/Childs Bikes; This is only a partial listing of a very large sale. Rain or Shine. All verbal announcements takes precedence over any written matter. For pictures and updates www.daveasniderauctionservice.ca TERMS OF SALE: CASH, INTERAC OR CHEQUE WITH I.D. LUNCH: L&A 4H Beef Club AUCTIONEERS: DAVE A. SNIDER - (613) 386-3039 BRAD SNIDER - (613) 386-3773 Owner and or Auctioneer will not be held responsible for any accident on or about property day of sale
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
AT 11:00 AM AUCTION SALE - MRS BEVERLEY VANCE 1422 VANDERWATER ROAD, R.R.# 1 THOMASBURG, ONT. 15 miles NORTH of Belleville on Highway 37 to Thomasburg and turn EAST for 5 miles on Vanderwater Road. VEHICLES 2000 Chevrolet 2500 4×4 V 8 pick up truck with automatic transmission, front mount hydraulic snow plow blade – 265,000 km – good running condition – sells as is; 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2 door hardtop with 8 cyl engine, automatic transmission, bucket seats- 78,000 kms- good running condition – sells as is; COLLECTION of Canadian Tire, Napa, Texaco, Coca Cola die cast toys, vintage Coca cola picnic coolers, vintage Texaco 5 ft tin sign, Quaker State curb sign, vintage Texaco wall clock, antique glass oil bottles, vintage tin Canadian Tire garage toy, Oil company pails, “Star Explorer” pinball machine, Black label bar clock, Matchbox toys, vintage automotive testers and spec books, horse drawn cutter ( restoration project), Pro Air portable air compressor, Craftsman 19.5 hp riding lawn mower, Mastercraft power tools, quantity of hand tools, hardware, electrical supplies, Mastercraft work bench,, rolling work station, tool chest, quantity of 2×4’s, 2 x 6’ lumber, HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS – SELL AT 11:00 am oak centre pedestal dining table with 4 press back chairs, upholstered love seat- like new; antique parlour table, walnut bedroom furniture, 3 piece chesterfield suite, walnut side table, antique wicker chair, mantle clock, Panasonic big screen TV, repro floor model radio, bed chesterfield, living room furniture, bar stools, Moffat washer and dryer – like new propane BBQ, 2 electric fireplaces, vintage fireplace with built in stereo, component stereo, child’s table and chairs, child’s La-Z- Boy chair, child’s drum set, storage cabinets, Wade figures, craft supplies, everyday dishes, 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
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22
AT 10:30 AM AUCTION SALE - MRS. MOLLY LECKEY 344 KELLY DRIVE, R.R.# 1 CASTLETON, ONT. 6 Miles NORTH of Highway 401 at Colborne (Interchange 497) on County Road 25 to Hamlet of Castleton and continue NORTH for ¼ mile to Jakobi Road and turn NORTH onto Jakobi Road for 1 mile and turn EAST onto Morganston Road for 1 mile to Kelly Drive. ANTIQUE FURNITURE and COLLECTIBLES including mahogany dining extension table with crank mechanism, 4 matching walnut dining chairs, 2 carved back dining chairs, walnut tilt top side table, 2 walnut trimmed Empire style sofas, walnut side tables, walnut 2 door side cabinet, walnut washstand, walnut 2 tier side table, walnut library table, walnut wardrobe with single oval mirrored door, mahogany flat to the wall what not, oak corner cupboard, vanity stool, walnut nest of tables, upholstered Victorian side chair and stool, Victorian rocker, 4 cane bottom Bommanville chairs, needlepoint footstool, parlour tables, walnut quilt rack, chest of drawers, oak single beds, several pieces of white wicker patio furniture, pine lectern, 4 lyre back dining chairs, oak mothers helper cupboard, bakers table, pine dry sink, 6 ft pine harvest style dining table, pine blanket box, pine sideboard, pine washstand, hand crafted pine grandmothers clock, Arrowback chairs, captains chairs, 2 drawer work table, dish dresser, child’s high chair, child’s primitive country couch, child’s school desk, pine corner cupboard, 6’ x 6” sideboard with sliding lower doors and glass upper doors; Cranberry hanging hall lamp, opalescent swirl hanging hall lamp, cast iron and glass hanging lamp, several oil lamps, collection of walking sticks, copper boiler, 4 gal VanArsdale crock with blue, cast iron collectibles, stoneware ink wells, ginger beer bottles – John Gallagher, Stringer; woven blankets, long box telephone, coffee tin, transfer ware, weigh scales, treenware, carpenters tools, kitchen chairs, 9’ x 12’ area carpet, 10’ x 16’ area carpet, brass pieces, silver pieces, toilet set pieces, Royal Nippon, Victoriana glassware’s, cups and saucers, garden tools, ORIGINAL 24” x 32” oil on canvas “Countryside” scenesigned- Leopold Rover; numerous other articles from a lifetime of collecting. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com for photos
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
AT 5:00 P.M. AUCTION SALE DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Dining room/leaf & 6 chairs & hutch, queen size bed/ new Serta mattress, 2 wardrobes, dresser & 2 night tables, set of bunk beds, futon, breakfast drop leaf table/ 2 matching stools, coffee & end tables, Haler 23 in. flat screen TV, plant tables, qty. of glass & china, corning ware, collection of sports memorabilia, garden & shop tools & numerous other pieces. See my web site for detailed list & photos AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
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AT 9:30 A.M. AUCTION SALE OF WOODWORKING, GARDEN & SHOP TOOLS DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Case model 444 garden tractor with front mount snow blower with hydrostatic drive & chains (excellent shape), 3 PTH 5 ft snowblower, Honda generator, Viking 5 H.P. 21 in. snowblower, Gilson compact tiller, small garden tiller, Toolex heavy duty wood lathe, Mastercraft 230 welder & accessories, Norton 51,000 BTU electric furnace, air conditioning unit, Craftex band saw, Mastercraft miter saw, Delta table top lathe/ 36 in. bed, Delta 10 in. table saw, Mastercraft mortise & tenon unit, Delta table top band saw, Mastercraft table top drill press, bench grinder, Skil router & bits, Busy Bee belt & face sander, Simoniz S2000 pressure washer, Mastercraft 12.5 in. planer, Stihl leaf blower, air compressor & Brad nailer, air pig, Craftsman weedeater, Electric leaf shredder, Poulan 38 cc chain saw, garden cart, step & extension ladders, sets of lathe chisels, numerous hand & power tools, hardware, wrenches, parts cabinets & many more related shop tools far too many to list, small utility trailer/ ownership. See my web site for detailed list & photos AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com
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AT 9:30 A.M. AUCTION SALE FOR LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JACK E. VANCE, 685 STOCO ROAD, STOCO, ONT. SALE HELD ON SITE DIRECTIONS: South of Tweed take The Marlbank Rd. east to Stoco Road. Turn north & follow Stoco Road to 685 (north of Trudeau Park) Antique dining room suite consisting of table/2 leaves, 6 chairs, sideboard & china cabinet, Maple kitchen table and 6 matching chairs, Antique walnut tea wagon, antique china cabinet, antique oak oval hall table, wicker fernery/ tray, 2 fireplace screens, coffee & end table set, Mason & Hamlins antique pump organ style 103, Antique walnut gateleg table, glass top brass inlay oval coffee table, 2 small antique foot stools, 2 loveseats, Antique sheet music cabinet/ drawer, several antique parlour chairs, 2 single craftmatic beds, antique dresser/ beveled glass tilt mirror, chest of drawers, 2 night tables, cedar chest, antique organ stool with brass claw & glass feet, set of stacking tables, several plant tables, double pedestal oak office desk, several book cases, wicker lounge, lady’s dressing chair, retro yellow top chrome table, large qty. of smalls, glass & china including but not limited to gingerbread clock, alabaster 2 tier pastry tray, Belleek tea pot, cream & sugar, vase, cake plate & salt & pepper, Minton cream & sugar & small footed pastry, Shelley creamer, set of Roseville book ends, sterling top ink well, a collection of Hummell figurines, pinwheel footed berry bowl, pinwheel decanters, 2 cranberry vases, Royal Doulton "Tinkle Bell” HN 1677 & " Southern Bell” HN 2229, Hamilton Beach retro milkshake maker, demi tasse set, large qty. of cups & saucers ie Royal Albert, Aynsley, Coalport, Royal Stafford, Colclough & numerous others, Bird of Paradise pitcher, Germany berry bowl/ 12 nappies, cuckoo clock, Wedgwood pitcher, black amethyst pitcher, Delft creamers, decanters & more, Crown Devon 7 piece wash set, antique relish dishes, vases, bowls, cake plates, set of silver plate in chest, assorted silver plate pieces, antique sugar bowl with spoons, alabaster lion signed "Diogenes”, military statue by Don Begg artist number 33/50 & dated 1991, 2 metronomes, military statue by C Micha, Aynsley luncheon set, Royal Winton "Chintz” covered jam pot, set of mantle lustres, Meisenheim German pottery jug with blue motif, small wall hanging display shelf, marble Chinese checker set, floor & table lamps, a number of military pieces including uniforms, hats, cap badges, several presentation pieces, old books, every day dishes including corning ware, pots & pans, small kitchen appliances, numerous board games & puzzles, qty. of fishing tackle & several rods & reels. A number of shop & garden pieces including Adirondack chairs, Shindaiwa model 377 chain saw, hand power tools, hardware, wrenches, large square cast iron register, wheel barrows, garden tools & planters, 2 western pony saddles, 2 large stoneware crocks, old trunk & many more interesting pieces far too many to list. Auctioneer’s note: Mr. Vance, in his career has travelled the world, and a number of pieces from all over are selling. Some items will sell under cover. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, MC, Cheque/ID Lunch available Owner and/or auctioneer not responsible in case of accident
The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
Putting your garden to bed at the end of the season
We often get asked about what is necessary to put your garden to bed. The simple answer is that you don’t have to do much at all. However, remember that anything you choose not to do in the fall you will likely be doing in the spring when you might have other things more interesting to do. Cutting perennials down is one chore that I prefer to do in the fall. I always cut down the peonies and dispose of the foliage in a plastic bag for the curb or put them in the burn pile because most of the time, I end up with powdery mildew on my peonies by this time of year. If you have time for only one task, I recommend taking down your peonies as the foliage will wilt to the ground and set up conditions for fungal growth. I sometimes leave Rudbeckia and Echinacea plants standing during the winter because the seed heads feed birds and they are interesting in the snowscape. This year I will be cutting all of them down because the drought literally fried most of them. In fact, most of them were cut down a month or so ago. Take out
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I use them until they are completely gone. Of course, sage, thyme and tarragon can be left all winter and used when you can find them through the snow. After the first killing frost, cut back any long rose canes to avoid rocking in the winter when the ground is frozen. Add mulch around perennials if you have not already done so this summer. If you have compost, spread it on the garden and carefully dig it in or just let it stay on top and the worms will do the job for you over the winter. Gather up excess leaves from the lawn, run over them with the lawnmower and use them as protection around lavender and roses. Don’t use black walnut leaves as mulch as they are toxic. If you haven’t fertilized the grass yet, do so now. Use a low nitrogen fertilizer. You will appreciate having clean tools in the spring. Now is the time to get them in shape. Place a bag of play sand in a bucket mixed with
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Reid said he would spend full days in the field pruning vines and trimming weeds, often getting up at about 9 a.m. and coming close to missing his dinner call. "I had a great summer, it was a lot of hours spent out there," he said. Reid said he didn't really have many secrets, he used cow manure and organic seaweed to give his pumpkin nutrients and he even tried Bryson's suggestion of maple syrup, which he indicated didn't hurt. He credited Vincent for telling him when to fertilize. Perhaps most important, Reid had a river running through his property and he was able to keep his pumpkin irrigated by putting about 400 gallons of water on his patch every second and third day, spread out over the four plants he left in the ground. He indicated he was surprised his pumpkin won top honours. "I didn't expect it to go 1,100, the last taping it was taped at 1,085. I was thinking if it was not thick, it would not go over (1,100). If the walls are thick, it would," he said, adding he'd try to best his mark next year. "It's a crapshoot they say. I was lucky this year." When Vincent, the event chair, saw his own pumpkin weighed, he started doing a little dance as he thought he might just be able to hold the title. Though disappointed he didn't place first, Vincent was upbeat at the thought he'd been bested by a rookie this time around. "It was really neat to have a first-year grower bring out our winner, that's really exciting, " Vincent said. "It just shows the way growers talk and share information, it shows anybody can get involved and have a good year. There are no secrets really, or not very many." The organizer added he was still impressed with the turnout in what he considered one of the toughest years in recent memory for growers coming to the Wellington weigh off. "A lot of growers lost a lot of pumpkins. We have about a half-dozen growers who normally bring stuff here that came to participate, but didn't bring a big pumpkin because they didn't have any left — it's a love-hate relationship, they split and they go down." Many growers remained dedicated to the event. Bryson drove from Ormstown, Quebec with just an exhibition field pumpkin. Past champion Harley Sproule came five hours without any produce. Others resorted to some of the other categories this time around. "We're getting a lot more in the minor categories now, it's just something else to grow," Vincent said of competitions for watermelons, long gourds, cabbages, field pumpkins, tomatoes, and sunflower. A group of growers that still seemed to bring a bumper crop through the parade route and into the weighing stations by C.M.L. Snider School was Picton's Langridge family. Shannon Langridge won the giant squash competition with an entry tipping the scales at 861 lb, placed first in the sunflower competition, and placed fourth in the pumpkin contest with a 1,031.5 lb entry. Her mom Annette, sister Sarah, and father Dan also placed in the top five among squash growers. Members of the family
were also in third through sixth place in the field pumpkin event, and Sarah claimed the Harold Dill Award for the most beautiful pumpkin in colour and shape over 600 lb. Dan won that award last year. Shannon said special precautions during the drought also helped with their entries. "We had to irrigate and we were fortunate to have a pond we were able to irrigate off of. Every five days we were irrigating an inch of water onto the patch," she said, adding they also made sure to create shade houses to keep the sun off the pumpkins to avoid sunburns. Regular pruning and tilling was also a must. Shannon indicated the family isn't afraid to try things to contribute to its success. "We're kind of known as the experimental patch. This year, we planted 42 seeds in the beginning. I believe 39 ended up in the ground and overall, we had around 37 pumpkins that did well. We lost about 12 of them," she said. "Early on, we focused on whichever ones were growing the most in inches and putting on the most pounds, we started babying them and did different things to help them get bigger." Langridge said though there is friendly competition between family members, the hobby also brings them together. "It's a lot of fun. It allows us to spend a lot of time in the field together planting and playing with pumpkins." Langridge added that she, too, was impressed by the first-year growers this year. "It was awesome to see a lot of the first year growers. My first year (entry) was 387 lb. To see a few of them around 900 and above for the first year is awesome. I'm very happy for them." The top finishers of this year's competition, in pounds, are as follows... ■ Giant pumpkin - 1. Jim Reid (1,148), 2. John Vincent (1,133), 3. Mike Rusenstrom (1,037.5), 4. Shannon Langridge (1,031.5), 5. Todd Kline (1,030.5), ■ Giant squash - 1. Shannon Langridge (861), 2. Kirk Che-
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Lyons (3.28), ■ Field pumpkin - 1. Chris Lyons (88.5), 2. Phil and Jane Hunt (80), 3. Dan Langridge (57), 4. Shannon Langridge (56.5) ■ Cabbage - 1. John Vincent (96.5), 2. Jane and Phil Hunt (66.5), 3. Sarah Langridge (58.5), 4. John Matesa (51), 5. Kirk Chenier (43.5), 6. Chris Lyons (38.5). ■ Sunflowers (inches) - 1. Shannon Langridge (169), 2. Glen Huffman (167.75), 3. Jim Huffman (159), 4. Lee Moore (149), 5 Dan Langridge (148).
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impact the community is, number one, visually and the impact it has on real estate value,â€? he said. Shortt said after hearing the deputations he may consider a generic council support motion for roof-mounted solar projects, but said ground-mounted solar systems can be very obtrusive. Shortt said it's critical that council's concerns about such green projects are heard before developers are awarded points. â€œDealing with it up front before we give the two points is important because if we give them two points â€” yes they have to come back to us â€” but they're going to put a lot of work and time, effort
and spend money on that development,â€? he said. â€œIf they come back to us after we give them the two points and we find out at that point it's not community acceptable, we basically cost these people a lot of time and money simply by saying here's your two points.â€? He said council has to take ground-mounted solar systems much more seriously. Councillor Bev Campbell said her major concerns with accepting a generic support motion for green energy projects at that point were that the projects didn't appear to be defined within the motion as it appeared on last week's committee-of-the-whole agenda, and some of the pre-
requisites listed didn't apply to all projects. â€œThe problem is they were developed with large wind turbine developments in mind and some of those prerequisites â€Ś are just not appropriate for the smaller type projects and may not be appropriate for solar or some categories of solar,â€? she said. â€œWe've got some more work that needs to be done on this and we need to reconcile the project listings and terminology. We need to look at that list of prerequisites as it relates to each of the categories and maybe pick and choose a little bit with the prerequisites for the categories.â€? The referral did not include a timeline to respond.
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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
County to save $1.5 million a year on staffing
The municipality has finalized its new corporate structure. It was announced on the County web site last week that the municipality had finalized the new corporate structure as presented to council and staff this week as Phase 3 of the corporate realignment begins. The release from the municipality says Phase 3 of the realignment process will see a net reduction of seven municipal positions with 10 positions being eliminated while three new positions will be created. Phase 3 staffing changes combined with those in the first and second phases will result in a reduction in employment costs of close to $1.5 million each year. Through the first three phases a total of 44 positions will be eliminated with 29 new positions being created for a net reduction of 15 staff positions. Among the eliminated positions are the provincial offences officer, police services board administrative assistant and several positions in the recreation, parks and culture department. Newly created positions include a budget and financial analyst and two foremen for the municipality's community centres. â€œThe County hopes to use a number of current vacancies to offset displaced personnel, reducing job losses while maintaining financial benefits,â€? the release says. Mayor Peter Mertens reiterated that the changes will improve efficiency and effec-
tiveness within the corporation. â€œThe Countyâ€™s new corporate structure will facilitate effective operations and maximize employee skills and abilities while maintaining customer service excellence as a primary focus,â€? he said. â€œThese staffing changes demonstrate one more step that will help us develop a sustainable municipality and ensure weâ€™re delivering services effectively and efficiently.â€? The release says the new corporate structure is being shaped to get the most of county employees skills and abilities. It says the new structure will enable more decisions to be made at all staff levels which will improve â€œprocess flow.â€? â€œThis will result in more efficient service for the cus-
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