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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

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pumped for pumpkins These enormous pumpkins were grown by the Langridge family and were just some of the giant gourds on display during the Pumpkinfest parade in Wellington on Saturday. Dozens of growers travelled to the village for the annual weigh-off and hundreds more enjoyed all the day’s activities. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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A cornucopia of people, parade, and pumpkin was on display over the weekend as residents celebrated the 17th annual Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest in Wellington. Presented by the Wellington recreation committee, Saturday's festivities began with the Friends of the Museum famous pancake breakfast at Wellington Town Hall. The breakfast was followed up by apple dumplings and coffee courtesy of the Hillier Women's Institute and kid's games on the lawn at C.M.L. Snider School. It all built up to a crowd-pleasing Pumpkinfest parade where hundreds watched the everpresent Belleville Shrine Club, floats, and some great costumes trot down Wellington's Main Street. The festival's opening ceremonies were followed by the eye-popping weighoff of giant pumpkins and other fruit and vegetables. The fun continued well into the evening with lawn tractor racing, weigh-off awards, and some great Oktoberfest food at Wellington Legion.

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Building support Tina Konecny of the

Wellington and District Business Association dressed as a pumpkin and sold buttons in support of efforts to build a new gazebo in Wellington Park. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

Pumpkinfest organizing committee chairman Bob Greer told the gathered crowd at Saturday's opening ceremony the time leading up to Pumpkinfest is always interesting. He

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shared a story of a local woman whose children were each getting ready to enjoy the day. “That family, they're winners before we even get here because they've had good

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family time and they've enjoyed growing a pumpkin, having some fun and making some memories — that's really what this event is to a lot of people,” said Greer. “It's an opportunity for grandma or grandpa to bring their grand kids and have some fun.” Greer said he hopes people come to Pumpkinfest with family and appreciate that time and togetherness. Greer's own father, Bill, started Pumpkinfest in 1997 and is recognized for having grown the world's first 1,000-pound pumpkin. Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith said Pumpkinfest is another one of Prince Edward County's signature events. “This is one of those great events that everyone looks forward to in Prince Edward County,” he said. “… It was great to see so many people out lining the parade route and taking part in one of the many great festivals we have to celebrate our roots.” Following the opening remarks a time capsule, buried under the Wellington Park gazebo in 1997, was opened by Tina Konecny, Linda Downey, Gord Dancy, and Art Hewer. Inside were copies of The Wellington Times, a letter detailing the history of the gazebo, and a Canadian flag.

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One outspoken champion of Canadian artisan cheese is urging domestic cheese makers not to throw in the towel with news that more cheese from the European Union (EU) may find its way here. Stories broke last week that in an attempt to finalize a multi-billion-dollar free trade agreement, Canadian officials would allow more than double the amount of European cheese into this country in return for greater access to the European market for exports of some Canadian agricultural products reportedly including beef, pork, and maple syrup. News reports have pegged the increase at about 17,000 tonnes — allowing the EU to have access to 31,971 tonnes or 7.5 per cent of all cheese sold in Canada. Georgs Kolesnikovs, the founder of the Great Canadian Cheese Festival, held annually at Picton's Crystal Palace for the past three years, says consumers will still buy quality Canadian cheeses, but there is concern about the volume of product coming into the country. “The best Canadian cheeses are as good as any excellent cheeses around the world — but the cheese industry here is so young and so small, relatively speaking, that the volume of imported cheese more than doubling is worrisome," he said. "My hunch is that all of us in Canadian cheese better be proactive before all that European cheese starts arriving in two years." Kolesnikovs said he is planning on hosting a conference next April for producers, distributors, and retailers to outline how Canadian cheese makers can take advantage of the deal and prosper.

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It was a feel-good moment as Storehouse Food Bank volunteers awaited the final tally on a spirited shopping spree through Picton Sobeys. The $500 shopping spree has been awarded annually to the biggest bidder during The Great County Pie Auction — presented by the Edith Fox Life & Loss Centre on Sept. 28 during Taste Community Grown. The auction featured 22 pies and raised over $1,400 for the centre. The Edith Fox Life & Loss Centre is a non-profit organization located in Northport which provides clinical grief counselling services. This year the spree was awarded to Wellington resident Barry Davidson who bid $375 for Major Micky's sour cream raisin meringue “Air Force Pie.” Davidson in turn donated the spree to Wellington's Storehouse Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Lisa Marquardt took on the role of “runner” for the spree, during which she scooped up canned goods, peanut butter, laundry soap, juice, and pasta with zeal to fulfill some of the

Pb and sPree Storehouse Food Bank volunteer Lisa Marquardt grabs for some peanut butter as Picton Sobeys employees and owner Jamie Yeo look on during a two-minute timed $500 shopping spree at Picton Sobeys last Friday. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

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Crews, family, and friends have been looking for Rutherford since Saturday A Prince Edward County angler remained missing somewhere on the Wellington side of West Lake as of Wednesday afternoon as the OPP Underwater Search and Marine Recovery unit continued its search. A massive search for Wellington's Sandy Rutherford, 54, initially coordinated by the CFB Trenton’s Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre and involving the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Prince Edward OPP, local anglers and friends has been ongoing since Saturday evening when the angler failed to return from an afternoon fishing trip. After official search efforts were temporarily suspended Tuesday afternoon due to high winds and poor conditions, the OPP's Underwater Search and Marine Recovery units were back on West Lake Wednesday morning. Prince Edward OPP community services officer Const. Anthony Mann said the service appreciated all the help from volunteers both on shore and on the water. “It's been a community effort and we certainly appreciate all the help from the public. We all want to do what we can to find Mr. Rutherford,� Mann told the Gazette Wednesday morning. Mann also conveyed a message from the Rutherford family to the community. “On behalf of the family, they certainly want to extend their gratitude to the community for the overwhelming support. Everything from people that are out, assisting in the search to bringing food by the house...it's been very supportive for the family

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Rutherford has been missing since Saturday evening after he failed to return from fishing on West Lake. The search was still on going as of Wednesday. (Submitted Photo)

and they wish to publicly thank everyone and share their appreciation,� Mann said. It's understood that Rutherford departed the safety of the Wellington harbour on Saturday afternoon in his 14-foot Zodiac watercraft at about 3:30 after grey skies and intermittent drops of rain vacated for pleasant weather. However, a fast-moving weather front swept in off Lake Ontario a couple of hours later, bringing stormy skies, wind and rain. Concerned family made the call to the Canadian Coast Guard at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday night after Rutherford had failed to return to shore. Not long after, the Wellington Rescue Coast

Guard Auxiliary were in West Lake, combing both sides of Garratt's Island and the Wesley Acres peninsula. Soon, the crew was joined by Search and Rescue Technicians (SARTechs) in a CH-146 Griffon helicopter while a circling C-130 Hercules dropped flares, illuminating the water and islands of West Lake and lighting the Saturday night sky from Milford to Hillier. While the rain stopped, the westerly wind continued to whip. Some time after 11:30 p.m. Rutherford's overturned boat, a life vest and a shoe were found on shore south of the Sztuke farm, leading rescue co-ordinators to surmise Rutherford's craft would have been in the Wellington side

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of the lake. The search continued through the evening and into the next day. More than a handful of fellow anglers and friends with watercraft joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Griffon in the search on Sunday morning as the sun rose. Would-be rescuers took the waters around Garratt's Island hopeful that perhaps an injured Rutherford had made it to shore and was waiting to be found. Land searches were conducted by the OPP as well as friends hoping to find the Procter & Gamble employee. Just after mid-day, the operation was handed over to the OPP and the Underwater Search and Marine Recovery unit was brought in Sunday afternoon as the case transitioned from a rescue mission to a missing persons situation. Mann said the search will continue until Rutherford is found or all avenues have been fully and completely exhausted. He added Wednesday's conditions were much more conducive to the operation. “Tuesday was a very challenging day for the underwater unit and we want to ensure that nothing is missed in the search,� Mann said. “(Wednesday) the conditions are very good and it's hopeful this will be more helpful to the dive team members.� Mann added the water clarity of West Lake wasn't as much of an issue for the team as the weed beds are. “In places, it's a very shallow lake and the weeds are quite thick. That's something we are dealing with,� he added.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

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Dairy farmers concerned with volume

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The veteran industry journalist and promoter says he feels consumers likely will warm to quality cheeses coming over, though he's concerned about factory brands that would do little to add value to the market and only serve to lower prices as many in the industry have feared. Kolesnikovs indicated there are good cheeses that cannot be duplicated on both sides of the ocean. "In artisan cheese, terroir, or sense of place is so important, that at least in theory you would have to say Europeans cannot make cheese like Canadians do and vice versa," he said. He explained the awardwinning cheddars made at Black River Cheese would not have the same flavours as those made in the United Kingdom. Likewise, he said Canadians could not make a blue these like Roquefort because of the aging caves in france and the raw milk sheep there graze on. Similarly, he said, no one in France can make a blue like the Fromagerie du Presbytere's Bleu d'Elizabeth, as it too relies on the cows and grass east of Montreal and the cheese maker's techniques. In talking with cheese makers from across the country about the limited information available, Kolesnikovs said he finds reaction is mixed Particularly in Quebec, he said cheese makers and dairy farmers have expressed anger with the deal .He said they feel they will suffer and are already campaigning for federal compensation. Those he's talked to in British Columbia, however, seem to be "more subdued" in their reaction, looking for opportunities rather than negatives. Still, though few details are known, the general consensus coast-to-coast is that the move will harm the Canadian dairy industry by flooding a market that had been fairly well protected. "The general feeling is that arrival of more inexpensive European cheese will require a downward adjustment of pricing. That's certainly the common feeling among cheesemongers and retailers." Asked whether the increased competition would result in innovation, Kolesnikovs said he felt that should be the case but worried that European cheese makers have been in the

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LOOKING AHEAD Great Canadian Cheese Festival founder Georgs Kolesnikovs says he’s planning a conference for Canadian cheese makers to learn how to prosper under the Canada-E.U. trade deal. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

game for hundreds of years more than their Canadian counterparts and are heavily supported by government. Black River Cheese general manager Doug Peters is taking a wait-and-see approach, stating that he understands it will be two years before market is opened up and at this time, he said, few details are available about which kinds of cheese will come into Canada and how the scheme will unfold. That said, he did share concerns about more product coming into the market. "Anything that dumps more cheese into the country, the general feeling is that's not going to be good for the cheese industry," he said. Peters indicated that, whether the European deal comes to fruition or not, paying attention to quality standards and focusing on innovation are smart business practices for any dairy. Peters noted that since he arrived at Black River this summer, the company has started to sell a honey cheddar and it is set to bring a curry curd onto the market. The dairy is also working on other innovations. Ontario's dairy farmers are also watching the situation carefully. Sid Atkinson, a Warkworth area farmer who represents Northumberland, Hastings, and Prince Edward Counties on the Dairy Farmers of Ontario board says the additional non-tariff access represents the equivalent of 2.25 per cent of all milk produced in Canada. If there is no market for that milk, he said dairy farmers could see a cut in quota resulting in a farm income

loss of about $150 million. Atkinson said that creates an unlevel playing field for farmers. "Although Canadian dairy farmers welcome competition, this is not fair competition," he told the Gazette in an e-mail. "This deal would displace our local products with subsidized cheeses from the EU and risk our small businesses being shut down or put out of business." Atkinson said the dairy farmers are looking forward to reviewing the trade agreement further to examine its ramifications. He noted the federal government has offered compensation for potential losses, but acknowledged it would be difficult to create a system rivaling European countries. "With our marketing system, we get our returns from the consumer with no government subsidies," he said. "The EU model has government subsidy to top up farmer's incomes, it's hard to compete with that." While Kolesnikovs said there are some imported cheeses he enjoys and will buy regardless — he says there is nothing like the Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano — he has no plans to broaden the Great Canadian Cheese Festival to include products that haven't been created here. "The festival's mission is the promotion of Canadian cheese and we will stay on mission," he said. "When we have surveyed attendees about their interest in seeing imported cheese at the festival, the overwhelming response has been "Keep it strictly Canadian."

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

New criteria set for municipal grants Councillors Maynard, Lunn, Gale to sit on review committee Chad Ibbotson

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The councillors who will sit on the municipal community grant review committee for the 2014 budget have been appointed and they will be using different criteria to judge applications. Councillors Janice Maynard, Alec Lunn, and Kevin Gale will sit on the committee. Staff provided a review of the program with suggestions for improvements to increase the quality and ease of applications for not-for-profit groups and organizations. The report was presented to councillors at the last committee-of-the-whole meeting and approved at Tuesday's council meeting. In 2013 the under $5,000 and under $1,000 grants were combined to allow one application for in-kind and cash for all projects under $5,000 and town hall rental costs were increased to reflect operating costs, the report says. “The impact of charging for cost recovery of facilities was felt by a number of community groups in 2013,” the report says. In 2013, 14 applications were received for the under $5,000 grants and council approved the recommendations of the Grant Review Committee with $11,766 going to 11 groups and organizations in in-kind services and $4,450 in cash

funding toward projects. The report says only two in-kind services were under $1,000 requests. “As community groups and organizations were advised of the increase of rates within the community centres and the town halls many inquiries of funding reductions or waiving of fees were received, but there was no mechanism to deal with these requests after the application deadline of Dec. 7, 2013,” the report says. The municipality's new Resident Resources program — which allows an unlimited pool of residents to give their input on certain municipal issues — was used to assess the grant application process. A focus group of eight volunteers met on two occasions to review the guidelines. These meetings resulted in several changes to the guidelines. A new grant area has been created for requests for municipal in-kind services valued under $1,000. Approval of the grants would be at staff level with the director of Community Development or the chief administrative officer overseeing that process. Each application would still be assessed on the same criteria as all other grant applications. Additionally, all grant requests for under $5,000 would be limited to a maximum cash portion of $2,500. “Grant requests for over

$5,000 would be required to submit the application form for pre-screening on merit by the Grant Review Committee prior to making a deputation to council,” the report says. Those groups also must provide their most recent years' annual financial statement including all reserve funds and assets and demonstration “that the organization is actively pursuing alternate sources of funding and how the organization is working toward decreasing reliance on municipal funding.” Grants will be assessed on four key criteria including funding request merit, the organization's profile, finances, and benefit to the community. Also new will be some assistance to grant applicants in the way of a workshop session to review the grant process and application. Groups wild also be invited to seek assistance by contacting the community development director. The report suggests a budget of $5,000 for the under $1,000 in-kind grants for municipal services and suggests the 2013 budget total of $16,200 be included in the 2014 budget for all other categories. Community development co-ordinator Wendy Lane said staff hope the new guidelines will improve transparency and encourage more community awareness of the program.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

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Looking back in the

Picton Gazette 80 years ago — 1933

■ The Picton intermediate baseball club was welcomed home with a “monster banquet” and more after reaching the provincial championships and pushing the defending champions from Southampton, near Guelph, a threegame series. The team was already making plans to have staff and players in place for another run at the title in 1934. ■ Rev. S.A. Corrigan marked the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with a solemn mass at St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church. The Kingston native had been serving as parish priest in Picton for three years. Previously, he served in Prescott, Brockville, Stirling, and at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kingston. ■ The first snowfall of the year came and despite being followed by a full day of rain showers, there was still an inch or two of the white precipitation on the frozen ground the following morning.

60 years ago — 1953

■ Seven soldiers stationed at the Picton gunnery school were taken to the RCAP hospital in Trenton following injuries sustained when the driver of the station wagon they occupied swerved to miss a car loaded with school children. The wagon went into the ditch, struck a stone pile, and overturned. The men’s names and their injuries were not released. ■ Enthusiasm ran high as the drive for the new hospital began as 140 canvassers attended a dinner at the Wellington Consolidated School before heading out to the community.. Dignitaries pointed out that Canada in per capita Victory Bond investments and they expressed certainty the people of the county would come together to build the new hospital. ■ The Prince Edward advisory board for the Canadian National Institute For The Blind (CNIB) postponed its regular campaign in hopes that people would give the money to the hospital fund. Annually, the campaign had raised about $12,000, with $2,000 of that money staying in the county to provide services.

40 years ago — 1973

■ Ontario Parks officials were enthusiastic when considering the possibilities for a 600-acre package of land the province had acquired to join Outlet and Sandbanks provincial parks. The tract of land included the massive three-storey Lakeshore Lodge and was expected to be used to expand camping facilities. The acquisition was necessary as camping visits had increased 75 per cent since 1966 and day use had increased 200 per cent. ■ Maple syrup producers from across Ontario visited Picton for a weekend for their annual meeting and convention.

20 years ago — 1993

■ Picton mayor Charles Hepburn said county residents would have to keep up the pressure on the province to not introduce fees for use of the Glenora ferry service. Hepburn said he believed the town benefitted $3-4 million annually from people using the service. ■ Trustees with the Prince Edward County Board of Education voted down an information package from a group looking to reopen the Regent Theatre to make a statement the school system was not a postal service for the community.

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Viewing Autumn below us

Many years ago, when I worked as a relief reporter for the Belleville Intelligencer, I thought I might like to do a story on the aerobatic training that was being offered then at the Prince Edward Flying Club. Chief flying instructor Dave Pyle insisted that in order to get a feel for the story, I should climb aboard for a complementary demonstration. The plane, called a Citabria, sat innocuously on the airfield waiting for some action. If you read the word Citabria backwards, it is easy to see what the plane is designed for specifically. I was advised not to have a hearty meal prior to departing and was assured that I would not fall out of the plane. To make a long story short, the pilot took me through about 15 different manoeuvers in about as many minutes from barrel rolls to loops and spins. The point is that flying, even upside down or spinning crazily in circles, doesn’t seem to bother me. Midway rides do. I love to fly and make it a point to go up several times a year, if I can. Ten days ago, I joined Kingston Field Naturalists member and pilot Chris Grooms as we flew out of Norman Rogers Airport in Kingston, and spent almost two hours touring Amherst Island, the Adolphustown shoreline and circumnavigating Prince Edward County, before returning to the airport. Autumn is a beautiful time of the year to take in the fall colour from the air, and there was still plenty of it on the Thanksgiving weekend.

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Swinging over Prince Edward Bay, we commenced our tour of the county on the Lake Ontario side and headed in a westerly direction from Prince Edward Point. Flying really gives one a different perspective of the landscape below. On our guided bird walks at Prince Edward Point, I always provide a bit of history to the area, describing how Captain John Walters once owned and, incredibly, farmed 300 acres of the thin soil here. Today, the property has been totally consumed by red cedars, but from the air, the fence rows that marked the field boundaries can still be seen, the old rail fences some 180 years old and still standing. From the air one can clearly see fault lines known as “popups” that run diagonally across the peninsula and extending far out into the lake. It is backcountry along much of the south shore, remote habitat rich

in biodiversity. Nowhere else in the province do we see Lake Ontario shoreline so free from development and encroachment. The scene changes abruptly though as we fly over Salmon Point and see the spectacular beaches of Sandbanks stretched out below us, a park that attracts over a half million visitors each season. These are baymouth bars, formed thousands of years ago as wave action gradually worked the silt left behind by the retreat of the Wisconsin Glacier towards the mainland, forming what has been identified as the largest baymouth sand dune bar system separating fresh water in the world. These bars stretch out before us along the shoreline to form barrier beaches at Huycks Bay, Pleasant Bay, North Bay and finally, an eightkm stretch of sand that ends its journey at Barcovan known as the Weller’s Bay National Wildlife Area. Below us we can see changes – a once navigable channel separating the bar near Bald Head Island, deicted on some of the earliest navigational charts, that has since been totally consumed by invasive Phragmites. Off shore, we can see where this invasive reed grass has formed isolated islets in the shallows. In the next 50 years, that entire shoreline will look much different than what it does today. We get a rare treat on this flight and are given permission to enter the Trenton air space and actually fly right over CFB Trenton. It is Thanksgiving Monday and the cheerful,

accommodating air traffic controller seems to be all alone and appears happy to hear our voice. Other planes are sharing the sky with us too that we must watch for, one of them delivering a glider to Mountain View Airport, from Brockville. It was a good flight, relatively calm, occasionally disappearing into low, wispy clouds as they floated lazily by at only a couple thousand feet. We end our journey before returning to Kingston, by flying over the Big Island Marsh Rehabilitation Project along the Bay of Quinte. Our house seems to pick up the reflection of the newly constructed 12-acre “pond” that was constructed last winter. Below, five high-hoes are poised, ready to resume work the following day on yet two more ponds. This 1,200-acre cattail marsh has not seen pockets of open water in at least 100 years. We fly once again over Amherst Island and the Kingston Field Naturalists sanctuary, recently renamed in memory of the late world traveller and naturalist, Dr. Martin Edwards. Aerial tours like this present the Quinte region below us like a story book, filled with breath-taking beauty and continuous changes. And we didn’t have to spin or fly upside down once to do it! For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail tsprague@kos.net or phone 613?476?5072. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out www.naturestuff.net .

Man looks for answers about trash left under Norris Whitney Bridge JasonParks

Staff writer

It's time for Prince Edward County's favourite game show “Whose garbage is it, anyway?” A Rossmore resident is wondering just that after three bags of trash have sat untouched at the southeast corner of the Norris Whitney Bridge since late summer. The individual, who asked not to be named, has been trying for months to have the refuse collected by somebody-

anybody- but there has yet to be a taker. “About a year ago, I called the County to let them know there were seven bags of garbage there and eventually, they came and got them,” the ratepayer reported This summer-no such luck. The man started calling the municipality in August and about every two weeks after that. The individual said that no one was able to take responsibility for the trash and it was debated wether the garbage

was in fact the municipality’s responsibility or that of the Ministry of Transportation, which maintains Hwy 62 and the bridge that connects north east Ameliasburgh and the City of Belleville. Either way, the man was hopeful for some action from someone. “It really doesn't look good for the boaters that pass through there,” the man said.

Trashy Despite a resident’s best efforts, bags of months-old garbage remain under the Norris Whitney See TRASH, page 8 Bridge. (Submitted photo)


EDITORIALS The Picton Gazette

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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‘The best Canadian cheeses are as good as any excellent cheeses around the world — but the cheese industry here is so young and so small, relatively speaking, that the volume of imported cheese more than doubling is worrisome.’

COMMUNITY SNAPSHOT

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captured moment At a recent general meeting, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 president Pat Burrows, left,

receives a photo of the restoration of the 105-L5 pack howitzer gun, which is now on display on the branch’s front lawn, from Jim Hemlin of the Eastern Ontario Gunners Association. During the project, Dave Duguay handled metal fabrication, Darren Green Sandblasting provided sandblasting, and Ed Barnett offered transportation. (Submitted photo)

Report championing social bonding not to be overlooked

HANG’EM up again Wayne Gretzky. Tap out Georges St. Pierre. Close down the mansion Hugh Hefner. Men have a new hero this week, coming from what is perhaps an unlikely corner. Enter Robin Dunbar, the director of Oxford University’s social and evolutionary neuroscience research group. For those who might have missed the reports, Dunbar is suggesting in a new survey that grown men join together in groups of about four at least twice a week to do typical male bonding things — competitive team sports and social beer drinking are among the activities he suggests — because that will actually help make them healthier. According to reports in the National Post this week, Dunbar says this type of activity can greatly increase recovery time from illness and injury and it can also make men more generous overall. Though media reports didn’t go into a lot of detail about how Dunbar came about his findings, they did note that his belief is that it is important to develop a small circle of friends and cultivate those relationships through activities and socializing. The study showed that only two of five men found they could meet their friends once a week, while one in three men in the United Kingdom found even that to be a challenge. The study also showed that men spend one-fifth of their time in a day communicating through some form of device — social media, telephone, or text messaging — but those who met face-to-face reported stronger social bonds. Those men quoting this survey to their significant others in search of a free night out may receive a healthy dose of skepticism in return, particularly since Dunbar’s efforts were commissioned by Guinness. In reality, however, the research likely does apply to both sexes and it probably could be extrapolated that regular social time face-to-face with a group of friends is indeed a necessity to a healthy lifestyle. Society continues to become faster with the devices that are available to almost all members of the population and the expectations on individual people are never ending. It seems that everyone is doing more and more often. Young people are participating in more and more activities to try to get an edge for their futures, business people are able to access more files from any imaginable location at any hour, every dollar counts in today’s economy, and the same family and household chores that once took priority are still there waiting. In a nutshell, life can be very stressful and it doesn’t appear society is prepared to halt or reverse. Perhaps if an esteemed researcher like Dunbar can step forward and say that fun not only has its place in our hectic schedules, but it can help us handle them better, we’ll finally listen. For that reminder, he truly does deserve our attention and applause.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

Zombie Walk set to return with more Halloween fun

The popular Zombie Walk, now in its third year, returns to the Picton branch of the public library on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Zombie Central, also known as the downstairs meeting and teen room of the library. Expert volunteers will be on hand to help with zombie makeup and blood -stained, or rather, fake blood-stained bandages. Zombies are welcome to arrive already in costume and mingle as well to watch others become transformed into living dead. The Zombie Walk down Main Street begins at 6:45 p.m. Note that this event is not suitable for young children and those under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to take part. The Library Zombie Walk is presented in partnership with Small Pond Arts and The Regent Theatre, which will be screening The Conjuring at 7:30 p.m. following the walk. All who arrive at the theatre dressed as zombies will gain admission for the special price of $5. This movie is rated PG13. Zombie Walks are popular in many cities around Halloween, but are rather unique in smaller communities. This is perhaps why the Library Zombie Walk in Picton has been a great success. Its first year, it attracted over 80 people and last year was equally successful. An event created on the library’s Facebook page has undoubtedly helped in promoting the event. “Some of the participants we saw at the event last year were not familiar faces at the library with many teens attending as well as parents and teens together,” says Library chief executive officer Barbara Sweet. “We are pleased to offer something that demonstrates that while the library certainly is a place of reading and learning, it is also a creative community hub that welcomes all ages and all interests.” Sweet also stressed that the library is pleased to partner once again with Small Pond Arts and the Regent Theatre.

inside The library CHRISTINE RENAUD

For the younger set, the Milford branch of the library offers “Drop-in for Pumpkin Decorating” at the branch on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited to decorate a pumpkin to take home and browse the library’s selection of Halloween and fall themed books. At the Wellington branch of the library on the day of Halloween, Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., children are invited for a Halloween Spook-tacular party with games and treats. Everyone is welcome to visit either after school or on their way out for trick-or-treating. With autumn arriving and the time change occurring, the library will be reverting to fall and winter hours. The minor change means that rural branches will not be open evenings. The new hours will take effect Nov. 4 and will be posted in all branches as well as accessible on the library website at www.peclibrary.org. Wellington will offer evening hours until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Picton hours remain unchanged with Tuesdays open until 7 p.m. as well. Please note that the library is available and may be open certain evenings for special events and groups and these will not be affected. If you would like to use the library for an event or group meeting after regular hours, contact Christine Renaud or Sweet at 613476-5962.

The Picton Tim Hortons raised $2,656 through the sale of $1 Smile Cookies to support Hospice Prince Edward. Pictured, from left, are Tim Hortons associates Kimberly Gilbert, Ruth Ostrander, Paul Massey, Valerie Massey, Shelley Allworth, Donna Thompson, and Kelsey Young presenting the cheque to Hospice Prince Edward executive director Nancy Parks (second from right). Nationally, the campaign raise more than $5 million for over 500 charities. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Black River boat launch user looking for answers With regards to the closure of the boat launch located at the Black River Cheese factory, I as well as many others, have never heard the real reason for closing the launch. We have heard many scenarios, and assumptions of why it is all of a sudden closed. Myself and much of the local public would like someone representing the cheese factory to come out with an honest answer as to why. As many of you know, this boat launch has been around for decades and I , for one, have used it on a regular basis for more than 30 years. On July 26, as I was exiting the boat ramp I noticed a small piece of

white paper taped to the boat launch sign stating the boat ramp would be closed on Aug 1. Many of us thought this was for one day only but it was not so. Myself and friends would use the launch and usually before our boating departure, we would go inside and buy ice cream, curd or cheese before our day on the water. I, as many others, have not spent any money in the cheese factory since August of this year. Speaking with neighbours in the immediate surrounding vicinity, I have been told that many of the patrons of the factory sometimes sit in their yards to eat, cyclists rest and eat and most of the time at the end of the

day their yards and ditches are full of garbage that our neighbours would have to pick up. I can only assume that this was not closed because of the trucks and trailers parked on the side of the road, since there is still plenty of vehicles parked there. Maybe this is okay because they are paying customers to the cheese factory. Another aspect to this is with no or minimal boat traffic coming in and out of the river, it will only be a few years before marsh and weeds take over the channel that barely exists now. If this has been closed for a good reason could someone please explain why to

so many of us that are disappointed in this decision? Please keep in mind that the neighbours of the cheese factory put up with a lot of traffic, strangers, and garbage in the summer, and from what I understand very little complaining. These same neighbours use the launch. Maybe the angle of the entrance to the ramp could be changed or the launch moved itself, or maybe a fee could be charged for using this launch. But since we don’t have a definite reason for closing this, these are just assumptions. Could we please get an answer? We need this launch open. Rich Hicks

Council continues to ignore wishes of its electorate Yet again our council has voted down a recommendation from a body, it created, to review the size of the council opting to maintain the size of council at 16. It should be noted that this is the same size of council as Hamilton and one more than London. Why? The council continues to

ignore the wishes of it’s electorate hoping that the issue will go away and so it will with the current composition of council but the ultimate decision makers are the voters and taxpayers of the county. Keep a note of the councillors who voted to maintain the current bloated

council: attend the all candidates meetings which will be held before the next council election and ask one question, namely “will you support reducing the number of councillors to the 10 recommended by the citizens’ assembly?” Only vote for those candidates who pledge to do so.

Let us show the 10 members of the current council who voted to maintain the current size of council that ignoring the wishes of the voters has consequences.

County councillors voted to reject the proposed reduction in council size. But, the vote was not about council size at all. It was about changing the historic ward boundaries. The consequence of the Rose proposal and the Mayor’s 5b map was impossible to accept in a county that cherishes its history.

It is my belief that most County taxpayers favour a reduction in council size. However, “politics is the art of the possible”. It is unfortunate that Gary Mooney’s proposal was ignored. That proposal divides the County into three electoral districts, while keeping ward bound-

aries intact, achieving proportional representation and bringing rural and urban interests together. The current rural and urban divide is one of the causes of inefficiency in decision making. Each voting district could be represented by three or four councillors for a total council size of nine

or 12 councillors. Each councillor would represent a larger constituency reducing the parochialism which characterizes the current council. This proposal should be reconsidered and submitted for approval.

Peter Hilton Demorestville

Change to historic ward boundaries was a non-starter

The walking dead The Prince Edward Coun-

ty Library Zombie Walk has attracted a large cross section of people in both of the years it has been staged. Organizers are hoping for even more people to come out to the Picton branch to enjoy the event. (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 property of the Gazette.

George Zelmanovits Ameliasburgh

County, MTO send officials to examine waste left near bridge

TRASH, from page 6

“I don't understand why they can't send a truck and be done with it.” Calls to the Ministry of Transportation and the municipality on Wednesday by the Gazette seemed to stir some action. A ministry spokesperson

asked for pictures of the trash and the location of the refuse and was going to have a maintenance supervisor look into it. Prince Edward County commissioner of Engineering, development and works Robert McAuley said the issue was news to him but that he would look into it.

“I suppose if it is sitting directly on MTO property then MTO ought to be dealing with it but I'm not sure we stick that rigidly to the guideline,” McAuley told the Gazette Wednesday. He added the case last year might have been the municipality picking up the slack regardless of who's

task it was to clean up the area. “It might have been dealt by just wanting to keep a clean looking shoreline, never mind who owns the property. That might have been approach,” he said. McAuley said municipal workers would check out the area Wednesday.


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

QEMa FundraisEr From left, QEMA Victorian Gala organizer Kathy Reed joins

Heather Menzies Urich and Peter Rea in showing some of the Sound of Music memorabilia available to bid on at next week’s fundraising event. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Sound of Music book featured at gala Star of musical donates item for Nov. 2 QEMA fundraiser Jason Parks

Staff writer

The Quinte Educational Museum and Archive's seventh annual Victorian Gala will be filled with the Sound of Music. And that doesn't even include the ever popular Peter Rea and the Reasons who are providing their toe-tapping sound for the annual fundraiser for QEMA and their Victorian era schoolhouse at the

Ameliasburgh Museum. The gala, hosted at Wellington's Highline Hall on Saturday, Nov. 2, will feature Heather Menzies Urich. The wife of the late Robert Urich played the part of Louisa in the hit film The Sound of Music and has generously donated a wonderful book that was compiled by the child stars of the movie in their later years. The book is an amazing

account of the fun they had on and off set and contains notes, pictures and lots of memorabilia and will be auctioned off as part of the lot of great items available for bidding during the live auction portion of the evening. Tickets are just $50 and include a delectable meal offered by Wheelhouse Catering. Call Kathy Reed at 613393-3115 to reserve your ticket.

Heritage committee will have a say

Council elects to have one process for delisting properties Chad ibbotson

Staff writer

Any requests to be removed from the register will now go to the Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee (PEHAC) for consultation, then on to council for a decision. The latest development in the heritage delisting debate came Tuesday evening as council received a request from chief administrative officer Merlin Dewing to remove portions of the motion approved at an Oct. 10 committee-ofthe-whole meeting. Dewing said the situation is complex. He said some properties were listed and owners were notified at that time, but other properties were listed more recently without consultation. “That's what prompted council's automatic delist process,” he said. He said properties that did receive proper notification should come through council with consultation from PEHAC and properties that did not receive proper notification would come through the auto delisting process. However, he said it would be better to process all the items using the same process as outlined in the Ontario Heritage Act. “Because of the nature of all the listing, it would just be so much simpler to bring all the requests for delisting back to council,” he said. “We'd have our consultation and it would be dealt with in that fashion, rather than trying to separate one group from another group

‘The Heritage Act fails the home and the homeowner in that it imposes restrictions upon them without providing adequate funding...’ PEtEr MErtEns MaYOr

and have two different processes for two different groups.” As a part of the new process, Dewing said municipality will ensure that all homeowners are consulted before being added to the heritage registry. “Whether (PEHAC members) do it or don't do it, we do it now. We make sure all the properties that are about to be listed, that the owners are aware,” he said. The motion passed Tuesday says council recognizes their obligation to consult with PEHAC, however, does not support the PEHAC resolution that delisting require reconsideration of a property's cultural heritage value if that means involving a consultant. Mayor Peter Mertens said he spoke to a heritage consultant who had received an informal legal opinion on the matter. Mertens said the consultant was told the process outlined in the Heritage Act must be followed.

“Anyone who requests to delist now, it's being referred to the heritage committee automatically. Then it comes to council and the heritage committee will report to council on it,” he said. The delisting debate was re-ignited earlier this fall when resident Mark Woodward spoke to committee of the whole, saying his elderly mother wished to sell her nearly 200-year-old property, but the heritage register listing stood in the way. While the Woodward home will not be discussed again until the council meeting of Sept. 26, Woodward spoke at Shire Hall Tuesday in opposition to the delisting process outlined in the heritage act. “The heritage act fails the home and the home owner in that it imposes restrictions upon them without providing adequate funding to restore, maintain and preserve the structure. This is a provincial issue in my mind,” he said. He refuted claims that listing doesn't affect an owner's ability to sell heritage homes. “Heritage enthusiasts will propose that heritage listings are not detrimental to property values or potential sales. I differ from that opinion with first-hand experience,” he said. A few councillors remained wary of de-listings coming back to council for a decision. Among them was councillor Terry Shortt who said the process infringes on property rights.

PICTON FOOD BANK in need canned fruit/veggies/cereals/kraft dinner/cookies/juice crystals/ peanut butter/ tuna. Donations to the Pet Food Bank also appreciated. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY – Always in need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products as well as kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS – Week 40–Mark Houghton, Tom & Peggy Gorsline, Gerard Fehrenbach, Wilma Rattray, Derrik Craig./Week 41-Jennifer Proctor, Gordon & Sandy Carter, Cassidy Bankson, Jamie Yeo, Len Goodmurphy. PICTON LEGION BR 78 – Royal Canadian Legion Poster & Literary Contest. Information Packages are now available at the following schools, Queen Elizabeth, Sonrise Christian, St. Gregory’s, Pinecrest, Athol-South Maryburgh & PECI. Home schooled are also welcome to participate. See your teachers for the appropriate forms. MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT NETWORK – Picton Support Centre, 333 Main St. Open MonWed-Fri 9:30am – 2:30pm. View the online calendar at www.mhsn.ca or call 471-1347. ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WELLINGTON – The What-Not-Shop – Bag Sale Grocery $3 & Garbage $5. Sept 17 until Oct 5. Hours Tues 10-12 noon, Thurs 2-4pm & Saturday 10-12noon. Selling clothes, shoes, bedding & household items. THE SALVATION ARMY – Taking applications for Christmas Hampers & Toys on Tuesday Nov 5 until Dec 12th. Please bring identification, Income Statements & Expense information to the church on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings between 9am & noon. We are here to help make Christmas a little brighter. Info 476-3159. PICTON LEGION BR 78 – Candles now available at Picton Legion for the 2013 Candlelight Vigil being held Nov 10 at the Cenotaph from 7pm & will burn throughout the night until 7am. Candles are $5ea & can be purchased at the Legion. Help support this event by purchasing a candle in the name of a veteran, friend or loved one. Info Legion 4763648. We will Remember. YOGA- Bloomfield Town Hall. Wednesdays 67pm. Cost $5. Sponsored by Bloomfield/ Hallowell Rec Committee 393-3798. YOGA – Wellington Town Hall. Tuesdays 9:3010:45am & Thursdays 5:30-6:45pm. Sponsored by the Wellington Rec Committee 393-3798. CHERRY VALLEY YOGA – One hour drop in Gentle Yoga Classes $5. Tues 5:30-6:30pm, Thurs 9:30-10:30am. Athol Community Hall, 1679 County Rd. 10. CHERRY VALLEY GAMES NIGHT – First & Third Fridays of the month, 7:30pm. (Note no games Nov 1) Adults only, casual & friendly ping pong, scrabble, cards & board games. Bring your own refreshments. Athol Community Hall 1679 County Rd. 10. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – Discussion meeting every Tuesday 7:30pm Consecon United Church Hall, Consecon. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY – New Show “Permission to Dream”. Opens Oct 30 & runs through Jan 28. Opening reception Nov 2, 2-4pm. 223 Main St. Picton 476-5665. Open daily 11-4pm. WEDNESDAY MORNING FRIENDSHIP GROUP – Meets 9am-12noon Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Quilts for sale. Proceeds to local charities for women. WELLINGTON ELKS DART LEAGUE – Looking for players/teams. Thursday nights Oct-April. Contact Ken 399-2117. THE HUB CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE – Triple P Parenting Program can provide answers to your parenting questions & needs. Child care & transportation is available. Being held at The HUB (formerly PE Child Care Services) October 16, 23 & 30, 6-8pm. To register call Julie 968-1144.Questions 476-8142. LOYALIST DECORATIVE PAINTER’S GUILD – Meets every 2nd Wed of the month Carrying Place United Church 7pm. Snacks & coffee 6:30pm. Bring regular painting supplies. Info Noreen 475-2005 CONSECON LEGION BR 509 – Crib Nite 7pm $5. Every Fri nite through fall/winter. CONSECON LEGION – Mixed Fun Darts every Thursday evening 7pm. Cost $5. CONSECON LEGION – Bid Euchre every Tuesday evening 7pm. Cost $5. AFTER SCHOOL FUN CLUB – Each Tuesday 4pm Wellington Branch Library. Drop-in, all welcome. Info Whitney 476-5962. OCTOBER 25 – THE STEVE & SPIKE PITICCO CONCERT – Canada’s top guitarist entertains

at the Wellington Royal Canadian Legion 7:45pm. Tickets $10 by reservation. Call Kathy 393-3115. A fundraising event to support QEMA’S ongoing projects in Ameliasburgh. OCTOBER 25/26 – PE COMMUNITY THEATRE – Presents “Trying” by Joanna Glass featuring John McCarthy & Hilary Fennell. Mt. Tabor Playhouse, Milford 8pm. Advance tickets $14. At the door $16. Phone 476-5925. OCTOBER 26 – EAST LAKE PLAN COMMUNITY MEETING – 10am-12noon Athol Community Hall, 1685 Cty Rd. 10 Cherry Valley. Join French Planning Services & Quinte Conservation for results of summer fieldwork: water quality, wetland health, animal/fish/bird diversity & more. Refreshments. OCTOBER 26 – OPEN HOUSE & HALLOWEEN FUN – At The Hub Child & Family Centre 10am-12noon. Take a tour, meet child care staff & discuss your child care needs. Children can dress-up for the costume parade & enjoy Halloween craft activities & pumpkin carvings. Info 476-8142. OCTOBER 26 – PEPTBO ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER & SILENT AUCTION – Waring House 6pm. Tickets $65 includes dinner, entertainment, speaker Mark Peck & a charitable tax donation for portion of the ticket. Tickets available from Waring House. Info www.peptbo.ca OCTOBER 26 – CONSECON LEGION – Halloween Dance 8pm. No cost. Best Costumes. Music by DJ Tony.. OCTOBER 26 – WELLINGTON UNITED CHURCH – Annual Food Drive in support of the Storehouse Foodbank. Please have non-perishable food items on your step for pick up by 10am. Sponsored by Wellington UC A.O.T.S. Men’s Club assisted by Wellington Dukes, Camp Quin-Mo-Lac Campers, Wellington UC Sunday School Children. OCTOBER 26 – FALL SMORGASBORD & SILENT AUCTION – Bloomfield United Church 4:30-7pm. Adults $13, 2 for $25, Children under 12 $6. Info 393-3172. OCTOBER 27 – LASAGNA SUPPER – Picton United Church 4:30-6pm. Serving lasagna, caesar salad, breads, apple crisp, tea/coffee $12. OCTOBER 29 – AL-ANON (adults) & ALATEEN (teens) – Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. Meets Tues(s) 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. OCTOBER 29 – SALVATION ARMY WOMEN’S MINISTRIES – Dessert Night & Fashion Show 6:30pm. Featuring clothes from Lady Gray’s fall line. Tickets $10 available at Lady Gray or the Church Office by calling 476-3159. OCTOBER 30 – LOAVES & FISHES LUNCHEON – 12 noon at the Salvation Army. No charge & all are welcome to join for food & fellowship. OCTOBER 31 – HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIE NIGHT – At the Wellington Legion 3 featured movies 7pm in the banquet hall. This is a free event, also accepting either food or monetary donations to the Storehouse Foodbank. OCTOBER 31 – AL-ANON – Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am St. Mary Magdalene Church. 1-866-9513711. For adults affected by someone’s drinking? NOVEMBER 1/2/3 – THE MAKERS HAND – Signature show of the PEC Arts Council at Picton Fairgrounds Community Centre. Fri & Sat 10am6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission $6. NOVEMBER 1– ALZHEIMER SOCIETY PEC – Is having an “Open House” to celebrate Linda Jackson’s Retirement. Stop by 90 King St. Picton between 10am & 5pm to share a treat & story with Linda! NOVEMBER 1 – SONRISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY – Annual Fundraising Banquet at Emmanuel Baptist Church Bloomfield. Catered by Wheelhouse Catering. Featured music “His Own”. $25pp. 6pm Refreshments/6:30pm Dinner. Call Sonrise 476-7883 for reservations. NOVEMBER 1 – ATHOL HALLOWEEN DANCE – Features The Reasons. $10 cover charge includes light supper. Cash bar, costumes & prizes. Athol Community Hall 1679 Cty Rd. 10. NOVEMBER 2 – QEMA’S 7th ANNUAL VICTORINA GALA – Highline Hall Wellington & District Community Centre. Doors open 5pm. Buffet 6pm served by Wheelhouse Catering. Special guest Heather Urich who starred in the original movie “The Sound of Music” as Louisa will speak about her special donation to the live auction with Manson & Lori Slik. Dance to the music of The Reasons from 8pm-12. Tickets $50pp. To reserve call Kathy 393-3115. NOVEMBER 2 – CREATIONS CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES – Bloomfield United Church 9am-4pm. One-of –a-kind crafts & collectibles. NOVEMBER 2- CHERRY VALLEY UNITED CHURCH – Anniversary Turkey Dinner. Serving 5 - 6:30pm. Adults $15pp / Children 6-12yrs $6. NOVEMBER 2 – ST. MARY MAGDALENE ANGLICAN CHURCH – Christmas Tea, Bake Sale, Grandma’s Cupboard(jams, jellies, pickles, relishes), White Elephant Table, Gift Basket Draw & Silent Auction – 11am-2:30pm. Tea $7. NOVEMBER 7 – MOUNTAIN VIEW WOMEN’S INSTITUTE – ROSE(Rural Ontario Sharing Education) Session “Bullying Can Happen To Anyone”. Guest speaker CissyPulikunnel with The Centre for Family Preservation & Wellness. Bloomfield Town Hall 7:30pm. This session is open to everyone. There is no charge. Info www.fwio.on.ca or Nancy 969-8228 or Linda 9622892.


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Some tips for communicating with people dealing with hearing loss

This column is part three of a series of four columns on the topic of hearing loss. The information is taken from pamphlets published by the Canadian Hearing Society. Pick the best spot to communicate. Avoid noisy backgrounds like TV, air conditioners and crowds, as well as poorly lit areas. Tell others about your hearing loss. Provide feedback to the person who is speaking. When you don’t understand, ask for it to be repeated or rephrased. Look for visual clues to what is being said. Tell others how best to talk to you. Share responsibility for communication. Keep a sense of humour. Be patient, positive and relaxed. Tips if you are speaking to someone with a hearing loss...

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■ Pick the best spot to communicate. Avoid noisy backgrounds like TV, air conditioners and crowds as well as poorly lit areas. Get the person’s attention

before you speak. Face the person when speaking, and don’t look down. ■ Speak clearly and naturally, perhaps a little slower than usual. Don’t shout, it’s embarrassing and can cause discomfort and distort speech. Do not cover your lips when speaking. Give clues when changing the subject. ■ Don’t be “deadpan.” Body language helps project the meaning of what is being said. Be animated and use lots of facial expression. Write things down if you’re not being understood. Share responsibility for communication. Keep a sense of humour. Be patient, positive and relaxed. The fourth and last column in this series on hearing loss will cover the topic of what to do if you think you or someone you know has a

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SERVICES FROM COMMUNITY CARE

Community Care offers a wide range of services to help seniors to stay living in their own home in the community. For information call us at 613-476-7493, stop in at our office in The Armoury or check the website at communitycareforseniors.org If you don’t have your free copy of the “Information for Seniors” Directory stop in at our office and pick one up. New volunteers are welcome, too. You are also invited to donate your used items to the thrift shop at 281 Main Street in Picton. Call the shop at 476-1555 to have your things picked up. As the days grow longer and fall is upon us, think

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about how having a hot, nutritious meal delivered to your door – or to the door of a loved one – could make a difference in supporting the choice to live at home. If you need exercise in a supervised environment, where someone is available in the event of an accident or illness, consider Community Care’s walking programs.

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Through Community Care, there are a number of volunteer opportunities that allow individuals to help seniors living independently in the county. Many people volunteer to make connections with their community, to meet new people, learn skills, and take advantage of their own abilities. Community Care volunteers have the option to choose long-term or shortterm roles and can find opportunities tailored to their own schedules. Among the many volunteer opportunities are: delivering hot or frozen food to seniors’ homes; setting up Seniors Luncheon

Socials in many areas of the county; driving seniors to appointments or shopping, helping out at foot care clinics in Wellington and Picton; making daily calls to seniors or visiting those who cannot get out regularly; helping with walking programs or other exercise courses; preparing and filing tax returns or helping seniors with important government forms; working in the Community Care office or the thrift shop. Help is also required for fundraising activities and programs. To become a Community Care volunteer, contact the agency at 613-476-7493, visit its office at the Armoury Mall, or e-mail info@communitycareforseniors.org. Potential volunteers will have to complete an application, attend an information session, and have an interview to determine their proper placements. From there, Community Care will welcome successful applicants and give them a start date, training, and other information relevant to the positions they are seeking to fill.

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County Culture Canadian Song Celebration concert nets $1,300 pot for Reaching for Rainbows Well-known county musicians congregate at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church to raise funds for after-school program Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

A talented group of county musicians gathered in Picton over the weekend for a celebration of Canadian song and to lend their support to a program that seeks to provide a nurturing environment for girls. A Canadian Song Celebration was held Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in sup-

port of Reaching for Rainbows — an after school program focusing on girls and their unique needs. “Reaching for Rainbows responds to some significant challenges in the county around poverty, school success, and a province high pregnancy rate,” said Donovan. “We recognize that many parents are struggling and are in need of support. The program is grass roots and has

been assembled mainly by professionals who have worked in the field of child development.” About 115 people packed the church to watch the show, which raised $1,300 for the program. Donovan said the benefit concert was the brainchild of pianist MaryKay Morris who contacted Donovan about doing a fundraiser for the program. “She also had a vision for the event to include Canadian music only,” said Donovan. Donovan said the pair then listed some of their favourite Canadian composers and some classic Canadian songs such as “Four Strong Winds” and “Something to Sing About.” They then brainstormed a list of local musicians who might was to take part in the show. “The musicians responded wholeheartedly because they believed in the Reaching for Rainbows

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man and Mark Despault provide the backing as Lenni Stewart performs “Snowbird” by Gene Maclelland at Sunday’s Canadian Song Celebration. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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neth Leslie's “Cape Breton Lullaby” as performed by Rachel Morris and Coleen Galway to name just a few. “It was an exceptional event musically,” said Donovan. She said the support is very appreciated and much

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SOLD INCOME PRODUCING HOBBY FARM 25 acres – 15 acres rented & 8 acres of mature woods. This spacious farm house (built in the early 1800s) is fully updated & currently used as a Vacation Rental through County Holiday Homes. Located in busy tourist area – convenient to many County attractions. $349,000 MLS 2136297 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 www.christinehenden.com QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE colinhenden@remax.net

NEW PRICE

Bright, spacious open concept brick bungalow on large country lot. 4 bedrooms, main floor den. Recent updates: new roof, open kitchen/dining/living area with tile and hardwood floors, high efficiency airtight fireplace insert, beautiful bow window, garden doors to patio. Partially finished basement, separate entrance. $275,000 MLS 2135251 Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587 www.homeinthecounty.com

JUST FOR YOU" In Picton`s newest & most prestigious condominium "The Edward". This one bdrm plus den condo with open concept LR/DR features 9` ceilings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, master bdrm w/walk-in closet, lrg 4pc bath w/separate shower stall. This unit provides 850 sq. ft of gracious living plus a 32 sq.ft. balcony. Walk to shops, theatre, restaurants & harbour. You will appreciate this beautifully appointed, high level security condominium in downtown Picton. $229,900 MLS 2131245 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Call CAROL BROUGH, Sales Rep 613-476-2100 or carolbroughc21@hotmail.com

Elegant waterfront home, 2.26 ac, panoramic views of the Bay of Quinte. Heated inground pool, boardwalk to water’s edge. Open concept home, gourmet kitchen, great room, fireplace, dining room, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, professional landscaping, minutes from Trenton and Belleville. $899,000 MLS 2132025 Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-471-1708 www.chestnutpark.com

OPEN HOUSE SUN OCT 27TH 1-3 PM

ROSEMARY LANE CONDOS 1 UNIT LEFT !!! Six units sold since July. Take advantage of our 2 Years Maintenance Fees and 5 free appliances bonus. Don’t be disappointed by waiting any longer as this project is almost completely SOLD OUT! Call Herb for all the details. HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900

603 GILEAD ROAD, HALLOWELL 3 bedroom newer bungalow in a picturesque country setting. $234,000 includes a brand new roof this week! 2134662 Prince Edward County Realty Inc. Brokerage 98 Main Street, Picton, ON

ARNOLD FAITH, Sales Rep 613-476-7800

OPEN HOUSE SUN OCT 27TH 1-3 PM

CHERRY VALLEY 2500s q ft, 3 bedroom home. Large 2 car heated double garage. 40x 60 separate garage/workshop. $439,000 MLS 2135106 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Call VINCE MARTEL, Sales Rep 613-476-2100

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CHERRY VALLEY Lovely 2 bedroom home on a gorgeous treed lot, perfect for a couple or weekend retreat. Large master bedroom with rustic look refinished floors, brand new 3 piece en-suite and walk-in closet, 2nd bedroom next to the newly renovated main bath. Large stone fireplace in the living room is the focal point. Large eat in kitchen and sunroom on the main floor. In-ground pool. $229,000 MLS 2133886 Call MARY JANE MILLS, Broker 613-476-5900 mills2@sympatico.ca QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE www.maryjanemills.com

NORTH OF WELLINGTON ON WILSON RD 40 ac in wine country. Close to Cty Rd 1&2. 2 bedrm br/vinyl bungalow. Great room with liv rm/ din rm/ kitchen. Master bedrm walkout to deck, ensuite, jacuzzi, 3 pc bath. Laundry area and deck off dining area. Small bush at back of property. Call on this one. Asking $329,900 MLS® 2134851 GEORGE REID, ® Broker 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. Brokerage quinteisle.com

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THE HAWTHORN MITCHELL ROAD. $349K Last lot left on Mitchell Crossroad. 10.3 acre lot with an excellent well. Many models to choose from. Let Farnsworth Construction put you into your dream home. Many new homes in the area. Check out this location and Call Herb for full details. HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900

280 MAIN STREET, THE EDWARD – UNIT 302 $224,900 Open concept upscale condo tastefully decorated. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, large pantry, ensuite laundry. Easy, efficient- walk everywhere. Pets allowed. Condo fees $257.28/mo. for 2013. MLS®2124767 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com

NEW LISTING

Century home on close to 25 acres with 620` of waterfront. Spacious home has 2 centre hall plans and 8 bedrooms. This home has been a yoga retreat and offers finished space in the barn. Ideal for a B&B, Artist`s Studio etc... Property has severance potential. Great outbuildings and a Muskoka fell to the Waters edge. Very private and close to Lake on The Mountain and Waupoos wineries, restaurants and Marinas. $995,000 MLS 2136686

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


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Kevin Gale*

Affordable living opportunity! 2 bedroom mobile home near Picton. New propane furnace & central air unit. All new appliances. Monthly fee includes taxes, water, road maintenance & land lease. $74,900 MLS 2136040

Veronica Norton*

Save $$ on gas!! You can walk to all Picton amenities from this cute family home which sits on a very large in-town lot. Main floor offers an eat-in kitchen, living room, family room or den and a cozy 3 season front porch to enjoy your morning coffee. 3 good sized bdrms with a bonus room that could be a large walk-in closet off the master and a large 4 pc bath on the 2nd floor. $157,000 MLS 2133792

Mary Jane Mills**

PICTON This 3 bedroom brick Picton bungalow has a huge oversized town lot and is perfect for a young family with close proximity to public and high schools or retirees who love to garden! In a lovely neighbourhood within walking distance to downtown, this home had many renovations in the last few years. $215,000 MLS 2135113

WELLINGTON

Veronica Norton* A great 4 yr. new quality Hickory built home in Wellington. Large eat in kitchen with centre island and sliding doors to south facing deck. 3 bdrm, 2 bath and just steps to tennis court, ball fields & Wellingtons Community Centre. $249,900 MLS 2134757

Ron Norton* All brick, maintenance free, 2 bdrm bungalow w/ attached garage/workshop sitting on 49+ acres. Outside offers your very own nature preserve and inside offers hardwood floors and open concept living/dining. Come take a look! $279,900 MLS 2134768

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

2 storey home, area of newer executive style homes in Picton. Backs onto green space, lots of privacy on the deck and back yard. 3 bedrooms, 2nd level laundry, walk-in closets in every room. Open concept main level, kitchen, dining area, great room. Bathrooms: 4 pc lower level, 2 pc main level, 3 pc ensuite off master bedroom, 4 pc on 2nd floor. Finished lower level, rec room, den, utility room. Built in 2008, paved drive, 200 amp electric service. $349,000 MLS 2136802

NEW LISTING

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

CirCa 1890. Solid-brick centre hall-style home. Completely restored, new wiring, plumbing, windows, furnace, insulation, drywall, front porch floor, railings & posts & roof shingles. Refinished wood floors, staircase & upstairs landing, new bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, separate dining & living rooms, mudroom/laundry. Charm of an older home, conveniences of new amenities. Walking distance to downtown Picton. $479,000 MLS 2136810

Mary Jane Mills**

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

NEW PRICE

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

BaiLEy rOaD Quaint little home on a lovely treed lot just minutes from Picton. Perfect for first time buyers, weekend getaway or investment, this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has rental income from an Xplornet tower on the property to offset the mortgage, plus free internet. Cheaper than rent! Start building equity today! $134,900 MLS 2133847

SPriNg ST. – PiCTON. Affordable. Back deck overlooks fenced back yard. Updated, tasteful decor, 2 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen. $144,900 MLS 2132529

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

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

BLOOMFiELD. Charming tastefully decorated & upgraded. 3 bedrooms, main-floor laundry. Lots of original character. $174,900 MLS 2132930 MOTIVATED SELLER

Kevin Gale* There`s plenty of family living space in this 5 bedroom Bloomfield home. Large principal rooms and main floor laundry. Living room has walkout to private deck area and large hot tub. Several improvements over the past few years. $239,900 MLS 2136016

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

18 FirST avE, WELLiNgTON Sun filled rooms, open concept floor plan. New furnace and air conditioner (2011), shingles (2010), some new windows, new back door, renovated kitchen. Gleaming hardwood floors on main level, original pine floors on lower level. Open concept living/dining area, 3 bedrooms on main level and 1 on lower level. Farmers fields add to the privacy. $259,000 MLS 2136179

Veronica Norton*

57 LaKEBrEEZE COurT – LOCaTiON, LOCaTiON, LOCaTiON 1 block north of Main St Wellington, walk to all this town has to offer!! 7 yr old quality built home has WOW factor! Family room with vaulted ceilings, cozy gas fireplace, open to dining and kitchen area. Large master suite, 4 pc bath, additional bedroom on main floor. Lower level recroom, 2 pc bath and additional bedroom. $295,000 MLS 2136023

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Rlon Norton* In the middle of town this opportunity only comes along once in awhile. Currently it has 2 living quarters & retail unit. It could remain as is or be a vacation rental in all units or whatever you see the need for parking for up to 8 cars. Just steps to all Wellington has to offer. $400,000 MLS 2134925

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

662 COuNTy rOaD 7 5 year old 3 bedroom home, ensuite baths with every bedroom, vaulted ceilings in Great Room, custom kitchen with granite counters & quality stainless steel built-ins all designed for the lover of cooking & entertaining. Breakfast nook off kitchen has window seats beneath generous windows and the formal dining area are perfect for intimate dinners or lavish entertaining. $635,000 MLS 2136451

NEW PRICE

PrOSPECT ST. – PiCTON. Two levels finished, gas heat, C.A., woodstove, 2 bedrooms, sunroom overlooking yard. $184,900 MLS 2130730

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

NEW LISTING

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge**

Attention First Time HomeBuyers! Featuring 3 generous bedrooms, a walkin full ceramic shower and all newer windows and roof! The side door entrance to the mudroom offers shelving and storage. Main floor laundry hook-up too. Two sheds are included and there is a double driveway. The property is the first one in the subdivision - Privacy! $149,000 MLS 2136707

NEW LISTING

Ron Norton* Build your dream home on this great parcel. Fifty acres vacant land with approximately 35 acres workable, 6 acres more or less of hard & soft wood bush and 8 pasture acres. Acreage to be verified. 15 min south of Belleville & 10 min north of Wellington. $185,000 MLS 2136692

NEW LISTING

Ron Norton*

Completely Restored Oasis in Picton! Must be Seen. Restored century beauty in the heart of Picton $247,000 MLS 2135180

Great family home - perfect rural location! 3+1 bedroom, 2 bath, large foyer. Kitchen, breakfast bar, dining room, family room. Large master, 2 additional bdrms on main floor. Recroom, additional bedroom, laundry/utility area, rough-in for bath downstairs. 15 mins south of Belleville, 10 mins to Wellington. $249,000 MLS 2136710

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

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

WELLiNgTON. Private setting with inground pool. Beautifully finished & maintained. 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, spacious principal rooms. $275,000 MLS 2131142

Ted Surridge*

Excellent parcel adjacent to Highways #37 and 401, consisting of a 2 storey, 5 bedroom, 2 bath home. A detached 4600 square foot steel building housing a manufacturing operation of marine and automotive, etc., castings. This operating business has been established since 1964. Plus, an adjacent .6 acre vacant lot with a drilled well. Total area consists of approx. 2 acres. $300,000 MLS 2134754

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge**

MiLFOrD Waterfront home in the quaint community of Milford, only 15 minutes from town amenities. Set on 2+ acres, offers mature trees, landscaping and 120ft of shoreline. Four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, lower level walkout, entertainment room, built-in cabinetry, sprinkler system, and more. www.112scottsmillroad.com $429,000 MLS 2133510 

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge**

Located west of Wellington, this property is being offered for sale for the first time in decades! Featuring 32 acres on Lake Ontario with approximately 1200ft of waterfront. The century home has original features intact. Enjoy significant estate living or plan to develop and maximize your investment. $1,775,000 MLS 2135494 

gLENOra rOaD. 5.75 Acres Sitting on a knoll with a Bay view in the distance. Charming country home in move-in condition. $279,000 MLS 2127091

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green* Waterfront lot with sunset views and mature trees on West Lake in a very private community. Access to Lake Ontario & minutes by water to the Sandbanks beaches. The water is deep and weedless to enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, sailing, wind surfing etc. 15 minute drive to Picton. $349,000 MLS 2132460

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

PiNECrEST SCHOOL DiSTriCT. Close to Picton. Over 3,000 sq. ft. of beautiful family oriented living space. Salt water pool. $475,000 MLS 2126819

Herb Pliwischkies*

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. Builders terms available. Reserve your water view lot before they are gone. Call Herb for more details.


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TODAY $175,000 $ 25,000 $ 25,000

* 4.5% current mortgage, 3.09% new mortgage, 25 year am. Credit cards 19.5% and car loan 7%, both at 5 year am. OAC. Subject to change. For illustration purposes only.

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COUNTY RD 1 Lg bungalow set in the trees with a view of Lake Consecon. Close to Trenton & 401. 3 bedrms, great room, den, living rm, dining rm and eat in kitchen. Complete with family rm in lower walkout level. Large workshop plus large unspoiled area great for small at home business. Also features 2 car detached garage, paved drive and landscaping is complete. Call to view this one MLS® 2136635

LOYALIST PARKWAY Walking distance to Picton. Municipal water, lg detached 2 car garage. Home has been completely renovated & nicely decorated. New kitchen, new furnace, air conditioning, HRV, fireplace, new flooring & carpeting. New windows. Large deck on back overlooking beautiful treed lot. This is a must see. MLS® 2136606

24 MACDONALD ST., WELLINGTON Views of Lake Ontario, public access to the water at the end of the street. 3 bedrooms, new bathroom, updated kitchen, laminate flooring, newer siding, shingles and windows. Large treed lot. Perfect getaway or vacation rental. Immaculate and renovated. MLS 2136487 Call for viewing. Reduced to $229,000

PICTON BUNGALOW Cheaper then rent. Cute bungalow, small lot. Perfect home for retirees going south or young couple starting out. Maintenence free exterior, neat & tidy interior. 2 bedrm, new oil furnace & tank 2010. Call to view. Asking $127,000 MLS® 2126793

NILES ST., WELLINGTON Close to schools & beach. All brick backsplit. New kitchen, newer windows, gas furnace, air conditioning, 3 bedrms, 2 baths. Lg fenced lot, privacy at the back. Great home for young family or retirees. Finished rec room. Call to view. Asking $199,900 MLS 2134702

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

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

LARGE PROPERTY Housing approx 8,500 sq ft main building, 3,000 sq ft 2nd building and lg building lot. 3,000 sq ft building has 3 bedrm apt on 2nd level, potential for income lower level. 1.3 ac parcel lends itself to serious development. Call for more details. Asking $879,000 MLS® 2135475

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT LOT ON BAY OF QUINTE $179,000 Approx 90’ shoreline. Driveway to water’s edge to launch your boat. Drilled well, shower/ bathroom building, holding tank. Hydro to two 35 ft trailers on property. Trailers are as is. Great for fishing, boating and swimming. Close to 401, minutes from Picton. Perfect retreat or great spot to build your cottage or home. This property has it all. MLS® 2135508

SUNSET VIEWS OF ADOLPHUS REACH Lot is cleared, ready for you to build your retirement home or a getaway cottage. 100 ft clean shoreline, perfect for swimming, fishing or deep water sailing. Hydro to lot line, driveway is in. Call for more details. MLS® 2133082

GLENORA RD Close to Picton, municipal water, nicely treed lot, view of Picton Bay. Perfect location for your new home. 100 ft wide by 200 ft deep, mature trees at back of property. MLS® 2133769

CLOSE TO SOUP HARBOUR 1453 County Rd 24. Peaceful and tranquil. 2+ acres, deeded access to Lake Ontario. Drilled well, hydro to lot, entrance is in. Ready to build your new home. Asking $69,900 MLS® 2125759

DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY Main St., Wellington. Core area. Lg commercial property, approx 8500 sq ft solid building with all municipal services. Lg surfaced parking area. Great opportunity for income development subject to severence. Asking $499,000 MLS® 2134611

80 MAPLE ST., WELLINGTON 4.57 ac development property backing onto Millineum Trail, close to all amenities. All municipal services, lg frame building suitable for industrial or storage. MLS

READY TO BUILD? Niles St., Wellington Great lot backing onto creek, mature trees. Close to school and churches, walkable to beach and all shopping. Municipal services available.

SET UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS Location. Location. Elizabeth St, Picton. 1,200 sq ft of commercial space, great location for office, pizza, coffee shop, bakery, etc. His and her washrooms. Ready for occupancy.

2134617

Asking $68,500 MLS® 2134613

FOR LEASE

MLS® 2136463 Call 613-399-2134

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

WHARF ST., WELLINGTON Commercial building. 3 bedrm fully renovated apt, modern kitchen, cork flooring, stone gas fireplace, air conditioned, lg deck. Main floor approx 1650 sq ft commercial space. Great for restaurant, office, studio or fitness centre. Building in great shape. Subject to severance. $379,000 MLS® 2134612

SHARON ARMITAGE Broker of Record

GEORGE REID

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THE PICTON GAZETTE

DISCOVER THE ROYAL LEPAGE ADVANTAGE 104 MAIN ST, PICTON 613•476•2700 OR TOLL FREE 877•476•0096 WWW.DISCOVERROYALLEPAGE.COM

Brian Andrews Broker

Iris Andrews Broker

Geoff Church Broker

Angela Collinge Elizabeth Crombie Sandra Foreman

NEW PRICE - WATERFRONT

EXCELLENT LABORATORY

PRINYERS COVE WATERFRONT $279,000 MLS®2130667 PICTONHOMES.COM

262 COUNTY ROAD 8 $350,000 MLS® 2135977 MBGARDINER@YAHOO.COM

WATERFRONT 2 ACRES

200 FT OF SHORELINE

ON THE TRENT RIVER SYSTEM $435,000 MLS® 2131477 613-969-2044

299B DUETTA $599,000 MLS® 2127120 613-920-2700

OPEN HOUSE

Colleen Galway

Mark Gardiner

Ernie MacMillan

John O’Leary

Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative

Mark Rashotte Broker / Owner

Diane Woods

Sales Representative

A NATURE LOVERS PARADISE! PRESQU’ILE WATERFRONT LIVING! $669,000 MLS® 2136242 613-969-2044

PRIVACY PLUS $399,000 MLS®2131019 PICTONHOMES.COM

WATERFRONT

ZOMBIES IN THE BACKYARD

BAY OF QUINTE $880,000 MLS®2133542 PICTONHOMES.COM

1725 COUNTY ROAD 17 $315,000 MLS® 2132298 MBGARDINER@YAHOO.COM

LOT 10 - LOYALIST PARKWAY $350,000 MLS® 2130560 THECOUNTYLIFESTYLE.CA

ADOLPHUS REACH $987,000 MLS®2113636 PICTONHOMES.COM

SAT OCT 26TH 1-3PM

89 WEST MARY STREET CENTURY HOME IN PICTON SPACIOUS ROOMS GORGEOUS YARD AND PERENNIALS, STEPS FROM ALL AMENITIES $399,000 MLS® 2136134 613-403-1466

CHARMING BEYOND CHARMING! NEED A HOME & STUDIO? $325,000 MLS® 2134512 613-969-2044

VAMPIRE IN CELLAR 43 COUNTY RD. 18 $169,000 MLS® 2135386 613-827-8477

1615 COUNTY ROAD 10 $174,900 MLS® 2132552 MBGARDINER@YAHOO.COM

OPEN HOUSE

WATERFRONT

30’ DOCK, BOAT LAUNCH, SEAWALL, DECKING! BEST LITTLE BUY ON THE WATER!! ~ WOW $229,000 MLS® 2135972 613-969-2044

WATERVIEW COMES WITH GRANNY SUITE $399,000 MLS®2134866 PICTONHOMES.COM

SUN OCT 27TH 1-3PM

41 COUNTY ROAD 1

272 FT OF SHORELINE 3091 COUNTY ROAD 13 $449,000 MLS® 2136617 613-920-2700

PRICED TO SELL 3 BR LARGE FENCED YARD, STEEL ROOF, FINISHED BASEMENT NEW GAS FURNACE IN JAN 2013, EXCELLENT WELL 613-403-1466

WATERVIEW! THINKING OF A B&B NEAR WINERIES? $399,000 MLS® 2132988 613-969-2044

2240 HIGHWAY 49 $599,000 MLS® 2133856 THECOUNTYLIFESTYLE.CA


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THE PICTON GAZETTE

DISCOVER THE ROYAL LEPAGE ADVANTAGE 104 MAIN ST, PICTON 613•476•2700 OR TOLL FREE 877•476•0096 WWW.DISCOVERROYALLEPAGE.COM

Brian Andrews Broker

Iris Andrews Broker

Geoff Church Broker

Angela Collinge Elizabeth Crombie Sandra Foreman

Colleen Galway

Mark Gardiner

Ernie MacMillan

John O’Leary

Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative Sales Representative

HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

7 BARKER STREET. GREAT CONDO ALTERNATIVE. FULLY FENCED BACK YARD.

Mark Rashotte Broker / Owner

Diane Woods

Sales Representative

DOWNTOWN BLOOMFIELD $349,000 MLS®2133440 PICTONHOMES.COM

28 MARY STREET EAST $159,900 MLS® 2132409 MBGARDINER@YAHOO.COM

SOARING CATHEDRAL CEILINGS & OPEN LIVING SPACES!

610 FT OF SHORELINE

BATS IN BELFRY

GREAT HOME BUSINESS

86 COLLIERS ROAD $399,000 MLS® 2135892 613-920-2700

1687 COUNTY ROAD 8 $179,900 MLS® 2135515 MBGARDINER@YAHOO.COM

142 GILEAD ROAD $300,000 MLS® 2135545 613-922-7699

AMAZING PARK-LIKE SETTING! $349,900 MLS® 2135744 613-969-2044

$180,000 MLS® 2135322 CGALWAY@ROYALLEPAGE.CA

OPEN HOUSE

SUN, JUNE 23 1-3PM

OPEN HOUSE WATERFRONT

SANDBANKS SUMMER VILLAGE COTTAGE $299,999 MLS®2135102 PICTONHOMES.COM

SUN, OCT 28 2-4PM

6 ROYAL GALA DR., BRIGHTON!

LOCH NESS SIGHTING 1902 CTY RD 13 $198,900 MLS® 2123366 MBGARDINER@YAHOO.COM

CLARK SUTTON HOUSE $749,000 MLS® 2111566 THECOUNTYLIFESTYLE.CA

FAMILY HOME $465,000 MLS®2130549 PICTONHOMES.COM

LOADED WITH THE FINEST!! $375,000 MLS® 2136340 613-969-2044

COMMERCIAL

DRACULA’S CASTLE

BOATING & SWIMMING FROM YOUR DOCK!

COMMERCIAL LOT

299 COUNTY ROAD 10 $885,000 MLS® 2135552 MBGARDINER@YAHOO.COM

ENTRY LEVEL PRICE ON RICE LAKE! $185,000 MLS® 2135226 613-969-2044

86-88 PICTON MAIN STREET $299,000 MLS® 2136327 613-920-2700

BE YOUR OWN BOSS $449,000 MLS®2134469 PICTONHOMES.COM

BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEWS & SUNSETS BUILD YOUR NEW HOME & VINEYARD HERE $99,900 MLS® 2135634 613-403-1466

10 ACRE HORSE ESTATE! BRIGHT & CHEERFUL $264,900 MLS®2133330 PICTONHOMES.COM

CAPTIVATING ROLLING HILLS! $689,000 MLS® X2735008 613-969-2044

WEST OF WELLINGTON WATERFRONT BUILD YOUR DREAMS HERE! $365,000 MLS® 2125197 THECOUNTYLIFESTYLE.CA


RE/18 f THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013 CLASSIC TURN OF THE CENTURY HOME

Beautiful wrap around veranda. Style and elegance, large principal rooms, rear deck over looking Westlake, 119 ft. lake front. $425,000 MLS 2136424 Gary Morden

11.5 AC OF PRIVACY 10 MIN TO PICTON

Beautiful bungalow, 1 level living with room to grow. Secluded setting, mature trees, 2 garages. $439,900 MLS 2134399 To view call Hugh Jackson or Tracey Dickson

Prime Waterfront on West Lake. Close to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Sandy beach steps from Spacious Cottage. $599,000 2132855 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100

Private 3 season cottage on Bay of Quinte. Level lot to water, dock & boat launch on site. $299,500 MLS 2134335 To view call Tracey Dickson or Hugh Jackson

Feature HELMER’S BUILDING

NEW HOMES CUSTOM HOMES

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

6 Talbot Street, Picton

www.woodcrafters.ca

Otto Buikema

Off: 613-476-3144 Fax: 613-476-2562 Cell: 613-967-9319 981 Cty Rd 8, Picton

Lake Ontario Waterfront LOT. Build Your Dream Home. Prestigious Area of Newer Upscale Homes. $349,900 2132560 Call The Youngs (613) 476-2100

GREAT STARTER OR RETIREMENT

Walk to downtown, easy commute to Belleville or Napanee. $124,900 MLS 2136252 Steve Sensenstein

AFFORDABLE & COUNTRY SETTING

CAROL BROUGH Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

ELSIE WIERSMA Sales Rep. 613-848-4810

GARY MORDEN Broker 613-885-2304

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Large lot with sweeping views over Big Island marsh. Perfect for watching wild life. Easy commute to Belleville or Picton. $35,000 Call Carol Brough 613-476-2100

Close to the best fishing, shopping, recreation and minutes to the 401 highway. $235,000 MLS 2134558 Paul Gentile or Vince Martel

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An inviting covered porch welcomes family and friends to this comfortable country home. Inside, a three-sided fireplace sheds warmth tothe open gathering area and dining room. Peace and quiet are assured in the living room/den. An island adds extra functionality in the kitchen,with the breakfast nook close at hand for no-fuss meals. The romantic master suite is located upstairs, featuring a fireplace and pamperingbath, as well as a large walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms share a full bath and hall linen closet. First Floor: 1,299 sq. ft. Second Floor: 1,030 sq. ft. Total: 2,329 sq. ft. Bonus Space: 468 sq. ft.

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Beautiful 5.2 ac building lot, Waupoos Wine Country. Rolling terrain, mature trees, well in place. Area of significant properties. $88,200 MLS 2131827 3.7 ac, South Shore of Lake Consecon. Rolling lot to 200 ft of waterfront. Well in place. Lovely water views. Minutes to 401. $160,000 MLS 2133552 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

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

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Spectacular country setting! This 20 acres parcel is yours to enjoy only In the Hamlet of Bloomfield with amenities. Gas and water to lot line. 10 minutes from Picton and a short distance to the 401. Build your dream Very desirable building lot. home with an abundance of privacy or continue to farm a portion. $85,000 MLS 2135183 $85,000 MLS 2135029 Lori Slik* Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com www.asenseofplace.ca

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Terrific opportunity for your business in downtown Picton! Free-standing SAT, OcT 26 1-4 pM ~ 13 LAKE STrEET, picTON commercial condo, great street presence, big open space, access to abun- This recently renovated 1 ½ story, two-bedroom home with a newly indant parking, steps from Main Street! One-of-a-kind in Picton, waiting for stalled gas furnace is an ideal investment property or for the first-time the right entrepreneur. Exceptionally affordable, ready for you! $119,000 home owner. The four original tin ceilings give it the “County” charm. MLS 2136310 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* $139,000 MLS 2135646 peter Lynch www.samsimone.com www.chestnutpark.com

Charming home, quiet side road, modern upgrades, conveniently located between Belleville & Picton. Over 3 acres, finished walkout basement, private patio area. Approx 2,000 sq ft living space. Detached garden shed with lean too, combination hardwood/ softwood bush, fire pit area. $219,000 MLS 2132880 rob plomer* & Kate Vader* www.robandkate.com

Nestled in amongst mature trees, in a desired neighbourhood, is this three bedroom side split with a finished walkout basement. Hardwood floors throughout, newly renovated kitchen open to the dining room and living room. Large front veranda, interlocking brick walkway, paved double driveway, detached garage. $239,000 MLS 2135090 Lori Slik* www.asenseofplace.ca

Expansive County home, incomparable views of Adolphus Reach. Big spaces, newer kitchen, family room, 3 main floor bedrooms, lower level with office, recreation room, 4th bedroom. Detached garage, above ground pool, expansive deck. 2 separately deeded lots form 2-acre property. $269,000 MLS 2133854 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

Hidden gem in Bloomfield, steps from shops and cafes of Main Street! Appealing Victorian, generous landscaped lot near the millpond. Expansive main floor, eat-in kitchen, large family room, exquisitely-detailed reception rooms. 2 bedrooms with added closet space. Perfect home for a couple! $295,000 MLS 2135967 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.lauriegruer.com

3 Bedroom Waterfront retreat. New garage with insulated bunkie. Close to Lake on the Mountain, vineyards, restaurants and marinas. Spectacular sunsets and private Muskoka feeling at the water. $298,000 MLS 2132240 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

Classic Arts & Crafts style 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Warmth and character plus numerous upgrades. Outstanding original woodwork and floors, stained glass windows, living room fireplace, large covered front porch and a circular drive. This one won't last! $299,000 MLS 2134169 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

Perfect, polished gem for one or two! Charming spaces, fully-fenced oversized garden, terrific carriage house – all on a quiet short in-town street! Walk to everything! Updated kitchen, attached porch. Generous reception rooms! Charming pergola entrance. Hurry for this one! $299,000 MLS 2134030 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.samsimone.com

Impeccable home minutes from Picton. Gracious open layout with main floor family room large, private lower level retreat, +deck and landscaped yard with patio. Master bedroom with adjacent sunroom, geothermal heating, and an eco-water system complete the picture. $349,000 MLS 2136496 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

Stately triple brick Century home, fabulous original baseboards, built ins, doors and trim. Grand home, upgraded with care and attention to maintain its period integrity. Refinished pine floors, large country kitchen. New roof, natural gas heat, steps to downtown Bloomfield, 10 mins. to Sandbanks. $358,000 MLS 2131701 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com

Calling all families! Big bright in-town home, steps from schools, parks, community centre, and Picton yacht club. 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, great principal rooms. Handsome carriage house, second out-building. Large addition at rear could be great family room or main floor master suite. Bring the kids! $359,000 MLS 2135966 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

Glenora Estates Drive, beautiful views over Prince Edward Bay! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open concept dining-living family room, den, walk out screened porch . Lower family-recreational room, bathroom, wet-bar facilities and large walkout. Access to water at the foot of your driveway! $379,000 MLS 2134147 rob plomer* & Kate Vader* www.robandkate.com

Build your dream home on this spectacular 8.5 acre escarpment-like property minutes from Picton. 1,374 ft Long Reach waterfront. Rustic cabin at water’s edge, hydro and propane. Surveyed building envelope offers incomparable south and east views. On a clear day, you really can see forever!

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Charming raised bungalow, quietly travelled street, short walk to downtown. Great for first time home buyers, lower level walkout just waiting to be finished. 3 bedroom home, great natural light through the new windows in almost all rooms. Large sunroom, laundry, separate entrance. Newer roof. Move in and enjoy! $195,000 MLS 2135800 Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com

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Charming 3 bedroom 2 bath home, view of Picton Harbour. Fully renovated. Stone landscaped patio, gardens in private back yard. Open concept main floor, large master, 4 piece ensuite. Minutes to Picton, Lake on the Mountain, wineries, restaurants, marinas. Great starter, seasonal rental, or retreat. $225,000 MLS 2134565 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com

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$385,000 MLS 2133154 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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310 ft by 3 ac prime waterfront land, clear of trees, level to the lake! Private road off County Road 7 just past Lake on the Mountain, 15 minutes to Picton. Pebble beach waterfront faces north-west on Bay of Quinte. Total lot size 8.9 ac, 5.5 ac woods. Solid access road, hydro to property. $395,000 MLS 2132918 Peter Lynch* www.chestnutpark.com

Enjoy this fantastic waterfront lot with lovely two bedroom brick bungalow overlooking 200 feet of Lake Ontario shoreline. Watch the sunsets from your sunroom or enjoy the propane fireplace in the spacious living room. This home features main floor laundry, large 4 piece bathroom, updated septic and more! $399,000 MLS 2135614 Call Peter Lynch www.chestnutpark.com

Originally designed for the physically disabled, great family home with inlaw suite or separate guest quarters. Count the features: elevator, hardwood floors, spectacular new kitchen, family room, 4 bedrooms, 2 offices! Double garage, pergola, and garden building, too! Spectacular views! $439,000 MLS 2134547 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg www.monicaklingenberg.com

Handsome executive residence on the edge of Wellington. Formal reception rooms, chef’s kitchen, wonderful family room with fireplace. Master suite, 2 more bedrooms on second level, with a 4th bedroom on lower level. Main floor laundry, double garage, large decks, beautiful garden.

125+’ sandy waterfront, 2.2 ac. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Perfect retreat for retiree. Great room, cathedral ceiling, loft master bedroom. 2 bedrooms on main level. Finished lower level, 10` ceilings. Insulated, heated bunkie with a belvedere, hydro and phone. Deck, propane BBQ hookup, hot tub. Dock, sheltered cove. $497,000 MLS 2135882 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

Executive country estate! Beautifully updated, minutes from Picton. Stonewalled gardens, terraces, sprawling grounds. Exquisite master suite, separate guest areas, stunning family room. Separate guest house/ artist’s studio, radiant floors, monk’s staircase, private flagstone terrace, complete privacy!

Meticulous waterfront home in highly sought after community. Spacious one level living, large deck, guest suite, games/ family room in walk-out lower level. Ideal for boating, swimming with retractable dock. Stunning views of Sand Dunes. Updated mechanicals, double garage, exquisite gardens.

Calling all sailors! Spectacular waterfront home on Prinyers Cove. Beautiful light-filled spaces. Dramatic loft master suite, four additional bedrooms. Sunroom, screened porch. Full lower level with walk-outs, huge family room, storage. Ideal cottage or full-time home. Bring your boat!

5 bedroom, 3 bath waterfront home on West Lake, minutes to the popular Sandbanks Provincial Park. Large dock, retaining wall, boat house. Impeccable interior, impressive formal foyer with 12 ft ceiling. Lower level in law- suite with private entrance. $599,000 MLS 2132112 Lori Slik* www.asenseofplace.ca

Perfect “lifestyle” opportunity in downtown Picton: 3-bedroom Guildcrest home, turnkey variety store in high-traffic location. Faces LCBO and sits on route to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Comprehensive business offers Ontario Lottery, groceries, ice, dry-cleaning transfer, excellent storage.

Perfect Bay of Quinte retreat with outstanding features and great panache! 2 storey main house, family room, multiple decks, balconies, minstrels’ gallery! Guest house/studio on the water! private pool, gazebo, and cantilevered deck. Minutes from the 401! $649,000 MLS 2134237

Perfect family retreat! Handsome updated 1877 farmhouse, 126 ac between Picton and Waupoos. Beautifully renovated and decorated, full of natural light! 3 bedrooms plus separate master area with views over farmland. Magazine-quality kitchen, 3 full baths. Separately deeded in 2 parcels.

Big, bright, happy family home with great views over Picton Bay! Main floor family room, big eat-in kitchen and five bedrooms. Great location for walking into Picton. Wraparound verandas, pool and circular drive. A County Classic!

Grand dame of Main Street!—impeccably restored, featured on “House and Garden” tours! Spectacular reception rooms, pine floors, high ceilings. French doors, etched glass. Gourmet kitchen! Beautiful master suite, separate guest spaces. Carriage house for entertaining or a studio.

INTOWN WATERFRONT HOME Custom-built home walking distance to downtown Picton. Large principal rooms enjoy wall-to-wall windows showcasing the bay and western exposure. Large mature trees create a park like setting for this gracious home with an oversized three-car garage. The hobbyist will enjoy a main floor studio space and lower level work$695,000 MLS 2132740 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* shop with entrance from the garage. $695,000 MLS 2135451 Liz Jones* www.samsimone.com www.realestatepicton.com

Stunning waterfront on a quiet private Rd, mins. to Wellington, beautifully landscaped lot. Spacious side-split with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and open concept with skylights, fireplaces, large decks, walkouts, and central air! Lots of room for entertaining in the kitchen plus a family room with walkout downstairs. $778,000 MLS 2135026 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

High over Picton Bay on a cul-de-sac, this home offers wonderful space, all modern conveniences, remarkable views. Huge addition: great room, studio, master suite. Chef’s kitchen plus office and 2 guest bedrooms. Huge garage, radiant floor heating and a staircase to the cove below. $789,000 MLS 2133501 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone* www.samsimone.com

A County landmark on 65 acres! Handsome farmhouse of brick and stone and big red barn all behind a picket fence! Amazing stone-walled Great Room, 3 bedrooms and your own tennis court. Minutes to Cherry Valley or Pointe Petre. Impeccable condition – just move in! $789,000 MLS 2134354 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

In the heart of Waupoos close to the Vineyards and Cider Co. Spectacular 4.99 ac parcel, stunning waterfront. Custom built home situated in an ideal private location close to the water. Well built and beautifully maintained. $849,000 MLS 2135175 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com

Custom stone 3bdrm/4bath home in a private setting on just under 5 acres with 525 ft. of stunning waterfront. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen with gas range, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water and great room with large stone fireplace. $850,000 MLS 2130920 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com

$689,000 MLS 2133167 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*

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Office Manager Sales Representative

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Gail Forcht Broker

$499,000 MLS 2133378 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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$649,000 MLS 2132758 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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$499,000 MLS 2132615 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Laurie Gruer Sales Representative

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Liz Jones

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Monica Klingenberg Peter Lynch Sales Representative

Sales Representative

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Rob Plomer Sales Representative

Duane Russell

Richard Stewart LLB

Broker

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$449,000 MLS 2134267 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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$559,000 MLS 2134071 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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$679,000 MLS 2132140 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Seasonal home staging tips

If you are planning to sell your home this fall or winter, you may want to think twice before turning your front lawn into a Halloween graveyard or winter wonderland. According to Phil Dorner, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, it is important to keep seasonal decorations to a minimum when opening your home up to potential buyers. “Visitors need to be able to picture themselves living in the space,” says Dorner. “An overly cluttered or decorated home will detract from their experience. Keep in mind not everyone celebrates the same holidays that you do or shares your taste in décor, so it’s always best to follow the rule of ‘less is more’ when showing your home around holidays.” If you choose to decorate your home during the selling process, make sure to follow these tips: • Keep it clear. Decorations should not block hallways or prevent potential buyers from entering or exiting areas of your home. • Engage the senses. Soft lighting and a nice aroma (like pumpkin or cinnamon) will welcome guests without being over-

powering. • Make it homey. Especially when selling in fall/winter, create the feeling of comfort by layering couches and beds with throws and cushions, for example. • Keep it functional. When decorated, living spaces should still look the part (i.e. a family room should not resemble Santa’s workshop). Some general staging tips: • Make sure your home is spotless, especially the high traffic areas. • Put away personal belongings like family photos. • Make sure that closets, cupboards and drawers are organized to show maximum storage potential. • Create ambiance in certain rooms like bathrooms by laying out plush towels and candles without over cluttering the space. “Don’t sink a ton of money into staging,” advises Dorner. “Keep it simple and talk to your Realtor about what buyers in your area are looking for.” For more information, visit www.wedothehomework.ca.

feng shui 101

Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Homestead

The modern practise of Feng Shui has changed to a slight degree; it focuses on improving one’s life – a balance between you and your surrounding environment.

Feng shui can help you in both selling and buying a home. In selling, your house you can apply many basic feng shui tips to speed up the sale. For a free 1/2 session call Cheryl Griese - Broker ReMax Quinte Ltd. direct: 613.921.1311/613.476.5900 (certified in Western School of Feng Shui)

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Commercial property in the heart of Wellington! Established waterfront restaurant, huge potential. Approved plans for 5 guests rooms on 2nd level or build your home over the store. Additional building on site provides revenue. On Loyalist Parkway, beside marina, close to Community Centre. $895,000 MLS 2132060 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Office Manager Sales Representative

Ann Cooper Sales Representative

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Completely inspiring! Waterfront executive home, dramatic spaces, wall of glass overlooking Adolphus Reach. 17 ft indoor hydropool and sauna. Great Room, sybaritic master suite. Separate guest areas, library, office. Graded walkways, decks, charming seating areas from which to enjoy the views!

A County landmark! Handsome historically-significant waterfront home, 1.2 ac, heart of Wellington. 225` spectacular shoreline, views of the Sandbanks! Sprawling lawns, appealing ponds. 1880 house, high ceilings, beautiful staircase, grand reception rooms. $949,000 MLS 2134664

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$895,000 MLS 2131687 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Laurie Gruer Sales Representative

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Liz Jones

Sales Representative

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Monica Klingenberg Peter Lynch Sales Representative

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Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Duane Russell

Richard Stewart LLB

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Contemporary Custom built waterfront home, 35x15 boat slip with lift. Waterviews from every room, spectacular sunsets. Hardwood & ceramic floors. 3 fireplaces. Vaulted ceilings, formal dining plus great recreation room, hot tub and sauna. Stunning quality home, will impress the most discriminating buyer. $1,078,000 MLS 2132559 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

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Sam Simone Sales Representative

Lori Slik

Sales Representative

Kate Vader Sales Representative

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EQUESTRIAN DREAM HOME!

FINEST QUEEN ANNE HOME IN THE COUNTY! A True Country Estate for the Equestrian Lover. Let the warmth of this beautiful brick home surround you on this 18 acre prestigious parcel. Backing onto the Golf Course, and set back from the road, sits an incredible 4000 sq ft Bungalow with exclusive materials used throughout. Features 3 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen,4 fireplaces,4 baths,a 20X30 family room,and a master bedroom that's sure to hug you with the finest in comfort from every angle.This home is carefully positioned to take in incredible views over the exquisite landscaping and outdoor living areas including the rear patio/pool area with a gorgeous brick pergola.The state of the art matching brick barn holds the same charm, with a cherry entrance, heated tack room, feed room and office with cork floors, 4 large stalls, wash bay, & hot/cold water.Just to the North, enjoy a recently added 80X120 Lit Riding arena by MegaDome with sand footing. Absolutely spectacular, and priced well below replacement value. $1,290,000 MLS 2135594

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Adolphus Reach, 4000+ sq.ft. of fully renovated & updated luxurious living space in this Queen Anne Waterfront home. 10 acres total. Every inch of space was carefully considered in the design phase. Features 3 elegant bdrms, each with ensuite. Spa room and private terrace off master overlooking the grounds and waterfront. Run your business from the 3rd floor custom office space. Main floor features grand sitting/living rooms, a fully updated kitchen including Sub-Zero and Viking designer series appliances. Country elegance at its best in Prince Edward County - this is the one folks - untouchable quality, for less!! Watch the YouTube video! $989,000 MLS 2133864

PINE RIDGE

It`s got it all! Large 10 year old custom built 2 storey home on 5.3 acre private lot 10 minutes from Picton. Bright U-shaped kitchen with eating area and spacious living room across rear of home overlooking pool, expansive decks and peaceful backyard. 2nd floor features 4 bedrooms, including huge master. Full finished basement. $319,000 MLS 2135291

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Stunning open concept custom built Cape Cod with huge cathedral ceilings in main living areas, and even in grand 2nd floor master with ensuite. Features a Paul Holden oak kitchen with 9` island, gleaming hardwood, large deck with quiet backyard & no rear neighbours. Large finished basement with two additional bedrooms. Close to golf, boat launch, beach, shopping, new community centre and great restaurants in the village of Wellington! Look no further. $309,900 MLS 2135265

CAPE COD

Prince Edward County Treasure. Beautiful 4 bed, 2 bath, Cape Cod style home, overlooking Long Reach. Spacious eat in kitchen, lots of room for family or entertaining with additional sunken living room & doors to patio with multi level decking at rear of home. Two car attached garage boasts a second storey, unfinished and ready for your creative touches. A Great Buy @ $379,000 MLS 2132084

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SIT WITH US AND DESIGN YOUR NEW HILDEN HOME! 3+1 bedroom, 2 bath home being offered in Pine Ridge subdivision, one of Picton`s most desirable neighbourhoods. Features a newly renovated custom kitchen complete with maple cabinetry, granite counter tops, an apron sink and prep island. Professionally landscaped, fenced yard boasts a salt-water pool with natural stone waterfall and interlock patio, wrought iron fencing, pergola and hot tub. Fully finished basement with 4th bedroom, huge 20` x 26` rec room and rough-in for 3rd bath. Enjoy this home and all of the upgrades at the very competitive price of $439,000 MLS 2136135

`Cambridge Model`. Another quality built Hilden Home on a quiet partly cleared 40 acre lot on a quiet country lot in beautiful Prince Edward County.To be built. Located in area of other new homes. Please See attached brochure for specs and floorplans. Customer may customize plans with builder. 12-16 week delivery Hilden Homes has never missed a closing date! $438,800 MLS 2131364


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1229 COUNTY ROAD 7 Terrific starter home. Tastefully decorated, new shingles in 2013. 3 bedroom, fully insulated garage/ workshop. Situated on 1 acre just east of Lake on the Mountain. Ideal summer rental or weekend retreat! $169,000 MLS 2136632

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528 MITCHELLS CROSSROAD Newly constructed Colorado bungalow situated on 10.3 acres. 5 minutes to Picton. A piece of paradise! 9` ceilings with vaulted in living room. Open concept hardwood and ceramic throughout! This home is a pleasure to show. 10x10 deck off the dining area. Double car garage. Central Air! $339,000 MLS 2136569

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249 FRY ROAD Approximately 1700 sq.ft. newly constructed bungalow on 2 acres. Open concept finished extremely well. 4 bedrooms with 2 up and 2 down Vaulted ceilings. Fully insualted and drywalled basement. Good well with trickle systema and a 3,000 gallon cistern for backup. Double garage. Central Air. 3 baths.Large MB with ensuite. Nice Property. $349,000 MLS 2136616

WATERFRONT

WAUPOOS/ CAPE VESSEY One of Prince Edward County`s Crown Jewels! Over 3500 ft. waterfront situated on 3 parcels totalling 149 acres. Potential for 7 lots. Same owner since 1954. Swiss style 1700 sq.ft. chalet beautifully landscaped. Call for your exclusive viewing. $1,399,000 MLS 2131893

PICTON BAY WATERFRONT Stunning waterfront walkout bungalow. Beautiful view! Many recent updates. Inground 16 x 32 pool, walkout deck, balcony. 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Vaulted ceilings $489,000 MLS 2132722

NORTHPORT PRISTINE WATERFRONT Simply stunning! Open concept home situated on beautiful Bay of Quinte! Vaulted ceilings, mezzanine level overlooking the main floor living room. Open plan living/dining/kitchen area, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. $575,000 MLS 2134643

BISHOP LANE COTTAGE Great fishing! Nice cottage on Muscote Bay. Minutes to Belleville & Picton. Quiet spot, year round road. Ideal rental property. Quick possession. $175/year road maintenance cost. $189,000 MLS

GOODMAN CRES Nice cottage on Smiths Bay, large treed lot, quiet recreational community, deck on front of house with waterview and deeded access to Smiths Bay, year round road. Ideal rental property. Quick possession. approx. $198/year road maintenance cost. $199,900 MLS 2136393

LAKE ONTARIO WATERVIEW Priced below replacement cost! Double lot on the outskirts of Wellington. Waterviews of Lake Ontario. 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Gas fireplace. Granite counter tops in kitchen. Dbl. Garage and beautifully landscaped. $529,000 MLS 2134713

LONG POINT PRIVACY 187’ Premium Waterfront. Well maintained home with a Beautiful Property and Shoreline. $419,000 MLS 2131379

EAST LAKE HOME WITH COTTAGE Terrific waterfront commercial zoned house with cottge. Located on East Lake minutes from the park entrance. Open concept newly renovated kitchen. New metal roof. Triple car garage. A must see! $329,000 MLS 2131863

RESIDENTIAL

19 JOHN ST, PICTON Prestigious neighbourhood. Well priced family home. Inground pool, fully fenced yard. Gas fireplace, newly renovated bathrooms. Balcony off master bedroom, hardwood floors, gazebo. This home sparkles. $289,000 MLS 2136619 HAWTHORNE MODEL To be built. Beautifully Treed, 10.3 ac lot, excellent well report. Located approx. 5 min from Picton on a quiet country crossroad. 2 new homes adjacent to this lot are currently under construction. Let the Farnsworth construction team put you into your dream home by Christmas. Many other models to choose from. $349,900 MLS 2135476

BLOOMFIELD BUNGALOW in the village of bloomfield. big double lot fenced. extensive renovations in the past two years. includes new septic, furance, siding, paint, alarm system, and some windows. attached garage, deck, workshop, and storage shed. this home has great curb appeal. $249,000 MLS 2135655 NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOME in the popular Pineridge subdivision. Full Tarion warranty included. See feature sheet for all the specs and inclusions. $429,000 MLS 2134318 BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 2568 sq.ft. 5 bedrm, 3 bath C.1850 century home close to North Beach & wineries. Lovely water view of Pleasant Bay. Crown mouldings, wainscotting, period style fixtures. Newer windows, roof, furnace, plumbing, breaker panel & wiring. Absolutely gorgeous throughout. Bed and Breakfast opp. Bay view farm in PEC 1878 atlas. A must see historic home. $325,000 MLS 2136048

78 ACRES OF ORGANIC FARM LAND Rare 78 acre farm in South Bay adjacent to Huff Estates and Half Moon Bay Vineyards. Well maintained 4 bedroom bungalow with many recent updates. This land is perfect for vineyard. 5 acres of oak, hickory and red maple woods. Spectacular! #1 clay loam sloping terrain. Pear, plum, cherry mini orchard! $399,000 MLS 2135761

Lovely 54 acre parcel on Rocks Crossroad. Nicely treed. Large pond. $99,000 MLS 2134430


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Dukes overcome second period lapses to win pair Victories over Buffalo, Mississauga help keep Wellington in first place Jason parks

Staff writer

The mark of a really good junior hockey team is a squad that can overcome ill timed flaws or momentarily lapses in play and continue to win. Obviously, a really great junior hockey team doesn't have these flaws to start with. This year's edition of the Wellington Dukes might be a really great hockey team. But there were a few seams exposed in their two most recent triumphs that indicate they still have some more polishing to do before reaching that rarified air where the best of the best hang their collective hats. Wellington (13-3-0) continues to lead the Ontario Junior Hockey League with 26 points and have fell only once in their past 13 games. That impressive stretch includes their home victory on Friday night at Essroc Arena in which they dispatched the Buffalo Junior Sabres 5-3. The following morning the locals took part in the annual Pumpkinfest parade then boarded a bus to the Port Credit Arena where they halted the Mississauga Chargers 6-2. Wellington went 5-for-11 with their league-leading power play in the win and, from the exterior, all looks

fine in Dukeville these days. However, upon examination, the club failed to put away the Sabres when the visitors showed up with a five-hour case of bus legs. The following evening, the club had 53 shots but needed some puck luck and a full Mississauga meltdown to start the third in order to fully distance themselves from a mediocre Charger hockey club. Wellington Dukes coach and general manager Marty Abrams is nowhere near ready to throw the baby out with the bath water but agrees that his hockey club had a glorious chance to grind the Sabres down to dull in the opening frame and didn't do it. “We've had issues in the second period all year and it happened again against Buffalo,” Abrams said. “We got off to a real good start,took our foot off the pedal and that's been our (modus operandi) this season.” Erick Delaurentis opened the scoring early in the first when he beat Buffalo netminder Joseph Pianta with a slow shot five hole at 1:09. Wellington continued to bring the play to Buffalo most of the period but couldn't build on their lead. With their legs under them, the Sabres came to play in the second and started sending pucks Lucas

GettInG rouGh wIth buff Wellington Duke Joe Mckeown tries to get near Buffalo netminder Joseph

Pianta while eluding Junior Sabres defender Mason Evans during the first period of Friday’s 5-3 win. Mckeown picked up a go ahead goal late in the third period to push Wellington to its 12th win of the season. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Macahalski's way with regularity. While the club couldn't be directly accused of playing with fire in the middle stanza, their was a whiff of gasoline and pack of matches in the vicinity of ice

surface as the Sabres closed in. Finally, Darren McCormick beat a partially screened Machalski at 12:06 to knot the game at 1-1. That lead lasted exactly 1:26 as Trevor Cope busted

in on Pianta and beat the netminder on the low glove side to retake the lead. Wellington would once again surrender that lead in the third when Max Mikowski was allowed to drive to the Duke cage un-

abated at the 8:00 mark to tie it up at 2-2. Again, the Dukes must have felt the heat of blowing another lead, and responded quickly.

See DUKES, page 31

Picton keeps winning streak alive, knocking off Port Hope, Napanee Pirates players jelling well through first quarter of Empire B campaign Chad Ibbotson Staff writer

opportunIty Napanee Raiders goaltender Josh

Lasher turns just as Picton captain Evan Greer fires a on-time shot on goal. Greer tallied two goals and an assist in the contest as the Pirates took a 5–3 win. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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Almost a quarter of the way through the regular season and the Picton Pirates sit atop the Empire league standings. The team helped its cause this week, picking up a pair of victories against the Port Hope Panthers (4–1) and Napanee Raiders (5–3) and improving to 8-1-0-0 in nine games this season. “I've been really happy with the last couple of weeks. You can start to see signs of guys understanding what we're asking them to do and they've been putting together solid efforts,” said Pirates coach and general manager Ryan Woodward. “It's always a challenge to put together a full 60 minutes, but the guys are working hard now, play-

ing the game the right way and having success.” The team put together a solid, sturdy home game on Thursday when they face the Panthers. Picton was skating well and creating chances when, midway through the opening frame, Corey Prince beat Panthers goalie Branson Schell to put his team on top. Affiliate Calum Kennelly had the assist. Less than three minutes later Ryan Sizer finished off a play from Brian Bunnett and Jack Davison to give Picton a two-goal lead which they ultimately carried into the second period. Picton held a 15–7 shot advantage through the opening frame. At 8:42 of the second Jacob Spicer got the Panthers on the board, but a

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minor for cross checking taken by Nick Jobb and a bench minor served by Brandon Durst put Picton on a two-man advantage. Nolan Van Vlack scored at 12:11 on the ensuing power play, restoring the Pirates' two-goal lead with Sizer and Kenny Murduff getting the helpers. Bunnett would add a goal midway through the third as the Pirates finished the game with a 4–1 victory. Woodward said the team played solid a both ends of the ice. “Nolan Van Vlack and Corey Prince, both county boys, had tremendous games. They've really elevated their play over the last couple of weeks and they've been key contributors,” said Woodward. “The guys are playing hard and

using their speed, generating chances and the pucks are starting to go in.” The Panthers were held scoreless on the power play despite seven opportunities. Woodward noted the hard work of many penalty killers including Bunnett, Evan Greer, Nolan Powers, and Brandon Peever, and Murduff but said the best one is often between the pipes. “Your best penalty killer is often your goaltender and Andrew Pearson has been fantastic. He's provided us with great goaltending each and every night,” Woodward said. “From there you're getting big efforts from guys who are committed to playing hard-nosed team defence.”

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The PECI Senior Panthers showed much improvement from their regular season tilt with Nicholson in the Bay of Quinte playoffs Monday, but they were still ousted by the Crusaders 3-0. Nicholson got scoring from Clark Albert, Gio Felly, and Jimmy Murray. Picton native Derry Mayer had the shutout. The Panthers had several good chances off second-half corner kicks but couldn’t find the net. Here, the Panthers’ Keith Petrasek tries to move the ball past the check of Crusader Avery Ling (9) at Sills Field. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Basketball seniors find game for stretch run Panthers beat Falcons, Crusaders AdAm BrAmBurger

Staff writer

After a slow start, the PECI Senior Basketball Panthers appear to be rounding into form as playoffs approach. The Panthers beat both St. Paul and Nicholson in the past week and got some valuable seasoning at the St. Matthew’s tournament in Ottawa. Coach Rob Garden said the girls are showing signs of executing the game plan. “At the beginning of the season, we talked about two keys for this time: create

chaos and have everyone contribute on offence,” Garden said. “We’re starting to do both, and the results are proof.” Last Tuesday, the Panthers figured they’d be in tough in Trenton as the St. Paul Falcons boasted a starting lineup of five OBA rep basketball players. The Panthers showed their strong suit for defence as they held St. Paul to just four points, while they put up 15 themselves. PECI couldn’t close the game out, however, and the Falcons capitalized to draw within two points with 30 seconds to go. A St. Paul player took a costly technical foul with 10 seconds left

and Brittany Snider hit two clutch free throws to secure the 26-22 win. Maggie Dorenberg was the top Panther scorer with nine points. In Ottawa, the Panthers dropped three decisions, but that didn’t bother Garden as he pointed out all the teams are of high quality. They started the tournament against the hometown Ridgemont Spartans. Despite an 11-0 run to start, the Panthers fell 46-32. Snider picked up 12 points. Ottawa’s Lester B Pearson Panthers had one dominant player in its lineup and that was the difference.

See PANTHERS, page 35

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Thank You Thank You Thank You First of all we'd like to say thanks to Rick VanVlack, the P.E. Fire Dept., the Paramedics & all the volunteers that stopped on the morning of Tailer's accident May 29, 2013; and all the Nurses & doctors that prepared him for his trip to Kingston. Thank you to all our friends and family that sent cards, gifts, food & came to visit the four months Tailer was in the hospital. We would also like to say thanks to everyone involved in organizing the Benefit Dance for Tailer on Oct. 12, 2013 and for those who took time out of their busy Thanksgiving weekend to attend the dance. It was an amazing night & it's something we'll never forget! Thank you to Centre St. Band (Greg Verner) & Evan Lewis for the excellent entertainment, they helped us dance the night away! Special thanks to Dennis & Jennifer Leavitt for cooking the meat & cleaning the kitchen at the end of the night; and to Harley & Karen Guernsey for getting the meat for us. Thank you Carol Harvey for the beautiful centrepieces & countless hours of hard work selling tickets & getting auction items for the night. Debbie & Scott, Linda & Roger, Barb & the Girls for all your help decorating. Norma Thompson, Debbie Manlow, Linda Mitchell, Nanny, Cathy McConnell, Marilyn McLellan, Sarah Thompson, Judy Blemkie, Pyliss Cole, Sandy Robinson & Kim Longwell for bringing food the evening of the dance. Thanks to Sandy Mitchell for all your help, I know you had a blast preparing for the dance, we appreciate everything you did for us! Most of all thanks to my friend Suzanne, you were the mastermind behind this special night. You are a great friend to have through thick and thin & you come with great helpers...Kevin & Mary-Kate. Finally, we would like to say thank you for all the generous donations, they truly make us appreciate the great community we live in...... Acoustic Grill Melissa Gannon Angelo's Restaurant & Pizzeria Metro AV Frame & Photo Montana's- Derek DeRoche Barb Sills No Frills Beau's Brewery via Sarah HarNoreen Vader vey PEC Community Theatre Bill & Carol Harvey PEFAC Black Prince Winery Pet Value Books & Company Picton Animal Hospital Brad Aulthouse Picton Clinic Pharmacy Cathy McConnell PEC Fire Safety Dept. Canadian Tire Picton Gazette Cannery Row PEC Picton Gold & Country Club Catherine McGinnis Picton Home Hardware BuildCity Revival ing Centre Claramount Inn & Spa Portabella Coach's Prince Edward Pizza County Cider Company Print Craft County Farm Centre Rick & Dianne McNamee Crowe's Footwear Robyn's Nest Dave & Ann Trick Rossmore Animal Hospital Dino's Pizza Rosemary Markland Donna Davies Rotary Club of Picton Esso Picton Ryan DeRoche - Pro Hockey Finishing Touch Life Fitness Powers Sarah Harrison Flowers & Such Sarah Thompson Flowers by Marvin Seeley's Clothing & Accessories Franco's Pizza to Go Shattered Modern GlassGary & Lisa Heffernan Vanessa Pandos Giant Tiger Sobeys Gilmour's Meats Stage 1 Salon Gus's Family Restaurant Stage 1 Salon - Lori Taylor H.J. McFarland Memorial Steve Marshman Home Stormy's Hamilton Beach Sue Crafts Imperial Sub Subway It's all about Me- Jackie Cansick Susan MacLellan Janet McGiffen -Epicure Terra Florens Jessica Insley Green The Bean Counter Cafe Katherine Prescott The Mayne Man Woodworking Kevin Gale- ReMax Reality The Regent Theatre Kinsmen Club of Picton The Source Kinnette Club of Picton The Wellington Dukes Linda & Roger Mitchell Town & Country Video Liz Reynolds- Baskets by Liz Xpressions Hair Salon Lockyers Country Gardens Marlene Trottman Donations for Decorations: Mayhew's Jewellers Langridges Fresh Produce McDougall Stanton Insurance Taylor Farms Brokers Laundry Farms MacGyver Dubney Fund Hagerman Farms

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ARTICLES FOR SALE

4 SNOWTIRES, 245/75/R16, barely used, $200. Phone 613476-7509 5x9 POOL TABLE; fridge & stove. Phone 613-966-5607 or cell 613391-9250 APPLES 4 You. West PEC, Morrison A's & B's #19067 Loyalist Pkwy, info at 613-391-4816. AUTOMOTIVE KEYS & remotes with programming. By appointment. Prince Edward Locksmith 613-476-3382.

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ANTIQUES

CASH PAID. Estate clearance, downsizing, emptying the basement, barn or attic? Give us a call. We buy signs, advertising, watches/clocks (working or not), oil, tobacco etc. tins, fountain pens, lighters, pipes, corkscrews, potery, crocks, glass, costume jewellery and many items you were going to throw out. Also buying gold & silver. Call 613-393-5886. PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE refinishing and restoration. Antiques bought and sold. Free pick-up and delivery. Butler Creek Antiques, Schoharie Rd. 613-476-1142.

FARM

ASP CONTRACTORS, airless spray painting, power washing, barns, houses, factories, etc. Corn, glass and sandblasting, new steel roofs installed, roofs screwnailed and boards replaced, eavestroughs and gutter guards installed, addions and foundations. 1-800-589-1375, georgewickens@hotmail.com

BARN REPAIRS, steel roofs repaired or replaced, barn boards replaced, beam repairs, sliding doors, eavestroughs, screwnailing, painting, sandblasting, etc. Call John, 613-392-2569

KERVAN FARM Grass-Fed Beef. Now CLOSED for regular Saturday hours. However all frozen meat products still available. For more info please call 613-476-4263.

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.

NEW APPLIANCES

At the lowest prices in the area. Trade-ins accepted on new appliances. Big selection to choose from.

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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.

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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 & vacation stays. 613-476-6265 WANTED GOOD HOMES for 6 cute kittens, dewormed & shots, health check, 4 blonde, 2 grey tabby 613-476-4182.

CARS AND TRUCKS

CARS AND trucks wanted for scrap or recycling, we buy scrap metal, free pickup or you bring in. Dan 613-929-7572. We also sell auto parts and tires.

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT

COMMERCIAL/RETAIL space, 500sqft plus storage, air conditioned, on Main Street, Picton for $800 monthly includes all utilities and parking, available Dec 1st. Call 613-476-4085 or email: bwybenga@rogers.com

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2 BEDROOM apartment in quiet building, newly renovated, 1 car parking, references, $650 plus hydro. 613-920-1017 3 BEDROOM 2 storey waterfront home Sheba Island, available Dec 1st - July 1st, 2014. Rent negotiable. Call 905-662-3485 or email: connie_cage@hotmail.com AFFORDABLE DELUXE Suite in Picton for rent, walking distance to downtown Picton, on a quiet street. Ideal for senior/single person, long term or short term. Bright and beautifully furnished. Includes utilities, satellite and wireless network and a small back deck. No pets, No smoking. Contact Jackie 613827-7028. AVAILABLE OCT 1. Cozy 2 bedroom apartment in Picton, fridge/stove. Not included gas heat, $750 plus water & sewer , first/last and references required. Call 613-476-8052 AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1st. Two storey, 1 bedroom apartment. Freshly redone. Fridge/stove and water included. $700 plus hydro, first/last and references. Call 613476-3873 or 613-921-2326 COZY 3 bedroom home for rent in Bloomfield. $1,100 monthly plus utilities. Call to apply. 613-8490202

ELDER CARE RETIREMENT HOME

Retail Space FOR LEASE:

26-311 MAIN ST. Retail (former KA Media) Avail Oct. 1 Front Only: 872 sq ft $900/month, plus util. Front & Back: 1500 sq ft $1100/month, plus util. 124 MAIN ST. (formerly flower shop) $800/month, plus util. Apply at our Office:

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FOR RENT

1 BEDROOM apartment, $900 monthly all inclusive. Non-smoking building. Avail. Nov. 1 Contact Brian at 613-240-5332 1 BEDROOM apartment, furnished, includes heat, hydro, cable TV, internet. Vacation rental has everything. Short term or long term rental. 613-476-7701 1 BEDROOM, large main floor, gas fireplace $750 plus utilities, first/last/references 613-476-4863. 2 BEDROOM 2 bath, 1 year old modular home, town water, deck, open concept, grass cut, snowplowing included, $1150 plus utilities (gas heat). Seniors Discount. Raspberry Fields 100 Upper Lake St. 613-885-1307 (cell) 2 BEDROOM newly renovated, fridge/stove and water included. Available October 15th. First/last required. $775 monthly. 613-645-2157 2 BEDROOM side-by-side duplex bungalow, lawn maintenance and snow removal included. Economical utilities. $675 monthly. 613885-1307

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FULLY FURNISHED 4 bedroom $1050+ heat. Fully furnished 1 bedroom $695 +heat, Oct 01April 30th contact mark@cherrygrove118gmail.com FURNISHED 3 bedroom house. Diningroom, livingroom, family room, kitchen and 1 bath in Picton area. $1250 monthly plus utilities. Short term. Phone 613-962-0095 LARGE HOME with 4 bedrooms, plus full in-law suite, close to Picton Golf Course on Hwy 49 and on Millennium Trail. Available Nov. 1 $1600 month plus utilities and satellite, references/first/last call 613-476-5116. NEWLY RENOVATED 1 bedroom apartment $800 inclusive. Contact Jeff at 613-849-8933 or jeffinpec@gmail.com SECURE INDOOR Storage, RV's, trailers, cars and boats or other, 14' wide access door. Outdoor storage also available. Supervised access door. Outdoor storage also available. Supervised access by appointment only by owner living on property 613-503-1819 SENIOR'S LODGING in Picton now available. Meals and snacks, 24-hour support, recreational activities and much more. Respite care also possible $1800-$2200 monthly. Enjoy country living 5 mins from Picton Hospital. Call 613-471-1619.

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TWO OFFICES and reception area downtown Picton, no stairs, high visibility. $590 includes heat. 613-476-7980 TWO ROOMS for rent in Cherry Valley. One bedroom and the second is your own private livingroom. Well suited for a couple. $875 monthly includes utilities. Call to apply. 613-849-0202

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LARGE 1 bedroom Picton Main and Elizabeth St apartment, available Nov 1. Great location, close to everything. Small apartment building (quiet), overlooks Picton Main Street. $700 monthly plus hydro, water included. Available Nov 1st, 1 year lease minimum (frst/last months rent required at signing). Pet(s) are $40/month additional, smoker(s) are $40/month additional. Inquiries to: pictonapartments@bell.net or text/call 613-391-7123 INDOOR HEATED storage for your vehicle/boats, Bloomfield. Phone 613-849-1977

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

ADOLPHUS REACH 1050ft waterfront property (10 acres) situated 20 mins from Picton, Napanee, and Bath, beautiful secluded south facing waterfront lot, perfect for building dream home, also has investment potential. comfree.com 413822. Agents welcome. Phone 416-520-2576

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EMPLOYMENT WANTED

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CERTIFIED PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER. Are you looking for private care? Services include personal care, light housekeeping and meal preparation. Call Tracy 613-399-2080 or 613-743-2010. HOUSEKEEPING. One time or whatever you need. Phone 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 & block work. Small deck and small deck repairs. Call George 613-393-2144 or 363-263-0027.

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CAMERA FOUND on Cty Rd. 4 in front of Picton Farm Supply to claim call 476-4066.

LOST & FOUND

• Small camcorder found July 1 • Lady’s prescription glasses • Bluetooth headpiece • Small purse - owl design

To claim come to

267 Main St. Picton

The Picton Gazette CARDS OF THANKS

The family of the late Tanya Danielle Haight would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who came to the service, who gave flowers and especially who made a contribution to the Trust Fund for Mina Marie Olejnik-Lukosois. Words cannot express the gratitude for the kindness and support that our entire family has received. L. Dianna Haight and family We would like to thank our family and friends from the County who attended the visitation and funeral service for our Mom and grandmother and G.G., Florence Hunt. It was quite a distance for all to drive to Tweed and Thomasburg. You can not imagine how we appreciate the support. Also thanks for the many cards, phone calls, emails, donations and offers of help we have received. She always enjoyed her visits to the area. With sincere thanks, Marion and Bob Creasy, Katrina, Darryl and Paige Myers.


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SPECIAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF MEETING

Integrated Pest Management

Ontario’s ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides was enacted in Regulation 63/09. Part of that legislation provided a partial exemption to golf courses which meet strict Integrated Pest Management (IPM) requirements including annual reporting to the Government and public.

Interested parties are invited to attend a public meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 12th at 10:30am in the Pro Shop, Picton Golf & Country Club, 734 Highway 49, Picton. The meeting will provide the club with the opportunity to present the annual report on IPM usages for the year 2012. The club requests that those planning on attending let us know at 613-476-1485, so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Cherry Valley Springs Take a drive out to

COMING EVENTS

for

CHERRY VALLEY UNITED CHURCH ANNIVERSARY Turkey Dinner

SUNDAY NIGHT DINNER

Enjoy a Pickerel Dinner or The Weekly Feature And don’t forget about Friday, Saturday Special Pickerel Dinner or Weekly Dinner Special #1533 Cty. Rd. 10 Cherry Valley 613-476-6781

GAMES NIGHT! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH 7:30PM MILFORD TOWN HALL

Come and bring your favourite board game to play with your neighbours! (some games supplies) Sponsored by South Marysburgh Recreation Community

COMING EVENTS

Bloomfield United Church Annual Fall Smorgasbord and Silent Auction Saturday October 26/13 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Sat. Nov. 2, 2013 5-6:30 Adults $15 Children 6-12 $6

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NEW YEARS Eve Dance music by Jennifer Brant & Mustang (country music with some 50's & 60's) December 31st, 8pm-12:30am. Light lunch included. Orange Lodge Hall, York Rd, Tyendinaga. $20 per person. Tickets available from: Pat 613-396-2132, Jennifer 613-3963308, Lenore 613-476-7632

BIRTH

Adults $13.00 2 for $25.00 Children $6.00

Everyone welcome, for information please call 613-393-3172

PICTON UNITED CHURCH

Lasagna Supper

Sunday, October 27 4:30 - 6pm

Serving Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Variety of Breads, Apple Crisp & Beverage

Karsten Robert Frank Scott

arrived safely on July 7, 2013, weighing 3580 gr., in Oostende Belgium. A little brother for Redmar and a second son for Peggy Vermeesch and Robert Scott. Proud and happy grandparents are Linda Heintjens and Frank Vermeesch of Belgium and Bruce and Inge Scott of Wellington.

MEMORIAM

$12

Evan M. Isenor

In loving memory of my darling husband, who left us 2 years ago October 26, 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. Always remembered and loved wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren

MEMORIAMS

FOX, In loving memory of a dear son and brother, John, who passed away October 21, 2012. You had a smile for everyone You had a heart of gold You left the sweetest memories this world could ever hold. To us you were so special What else is there to say Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. Love Mom and family FRANKLIN, Marguerite. Passed away on October 27, 1998. Missed and remembered. Bill and Mame McCONNELL, Wendy. In loving memory of our dear mother, 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 certain foods you remember, flowers, you pick the fragrance of life itself. She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well, She's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day, She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colours of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you, not time, not space, not even death. Love and always miss you, your children Emily, Kalen and Devon and grandson Parker 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, In loving memory of a precious mother and grandmother, Martha Mae, who passed away October 24, 2010. You can only have one mother, Patient, kind and true, No other friend in all the world, Will be as true to you. To those who have a mother, Cherish her with care, You will never know how much you miss her, Until she is no longer there. Never to be forgotten by daughter Lisa, son-in-law Paul, grandchildren Tyler, Pauly, Kendra RYCKMAN, Martha. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away three years ago on October 24, 2010. Beautiful memories, They last till the longest day, They never wear out, They never get lost, And can never be given away. To some you may be forgotten, To others a part of the past, To us who loved and lost you, Your memory will always last. Miss you and love you, You are forever in our hearts. Love always, Lori, Mike, Nathaniel and Miranda RYCKMAN, Martha. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, who passed away October 24, 2010. Everyday in some small way, Memories of you come our way, Though absent, you are always near, Still missed, loved, always dear. Lovingly remembered by Angie, Dale, Paige and Caleb RYCKMAN- In loving memory of Martha Ryckman, who left us October 24th, 2010. If flowers grow in Heaven Lord, then pick a bunch for us, Place them in our loved ones arms And tell her they're from us. Tell her that we love her and miss her And when she turns to smile Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile. Love son Michael, daughter-in-law Christine and grandson Gage. RYCKMAN- Martha Mae. In loving memory of a very dear mother and wife who left us October 24, 2010. A million times I've needed you A million times I've cried If love could have saved you You never would have died Things we feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say My dearest Mom I loved you In a very special way. If I could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true I'd pray to God with all my heart for yesterday and you. Loved so much and dearly missed by your daughter Krista and husband Gerald.

MEMORIAMS

TAYLOR- In loving memory of our dear brother Ronald, who passed away October 29, 1960 at the age of 19 years. There is a corner in our heart we keep it just for you. As long as life and memories last we'll always think of you. Love forever sister Elva, brother Bob & Deanna.

In Memory

David Ronald Taylor

June 9, 1936â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 24, 2007

Beloved son of the late Louis & Maud Taylor. Loving remembered by your family, Patricia Calnan, our sons Michael & James Calnan, grandchildren Reilly & Hannah Calnan. Also brother Ernie & wife Marion, sisters the late Barbara Warden and Cindy Plunkette. Rest in Peace

WEEKS, Olive. In loving memory of a dear mother, Olive Weeks, who passed away October 28th, 2008. If I could have a life time wish and a dream that could come true I would pray to God with all my heart just to see and speak with you. A thousand words won't bring you back I know because I've tried and neither will a million tears I know because I've cried. You left behind my broken heart and precious memories too I cherish all these memories but I'm sure missing you. Your loving daughter, Barb.

DEATHS

BERTRAM, Nevada Eveleen

Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013. Nevada Bertram of Demorestville, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late John Bertram. Loved mother of Pat and Roger Dainard of Milford; Sharon and Don Reid of Picton; Beverly and Rick Ruttan of Calgary; Tammy and George Storms of Demorestville; Leitte and Randy Coates of Picton and the late Nancy Manning and Star and Ronnie Bertram. Loving sister of Joyce Ogden and the late Grant, Stewart, Gerald, Earl, Wilfred, Jim, Keith, grandmother of seventeen and great grandmother of twenty. Mrs. Bertram is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service in the chapel on Saturday, October 26th at 10:30am. Interment to follow at Cherry Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00pm. and on Saturday an hour prior to the service. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

EDGAR, Edna Alberta "Ted"

formerly of Belleville. Entered into rest at the Quinte Health Care Prince Edward Hospital on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 in her 93rd year. Daughter of the late Edward and Ruth Davidson. Beloved wife of the late Charles Edgar. Loving mother of Francis Ann Davis (Ron) of Riverview, N.B., Duane Edgar (Wendy) of Picton. Predeceased by daughter Patricia Dainard. Survived by son-in-law Glen Dainard of Winnipeg. Dear sister of Evelyn. Predeceased by sisters Mary, Lorraine, Fern, Thelma and brothers Carmen and Perry. Loved by her 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Burke Funeral Home (613-9686968) 150 Church St., Belleville. Funeral arrangements to be announced. Interment Belleville Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice.

DEATHS

BURRILL, Carol Vera

At Hospice Prince Edward with her family by her side on Friday October 18th, 2013. Carol Burrill of Picton, at the age of 56. Beloved wife of Rick. Loved mother of Sherry and her husband Michael Dulmage of Consecon and the late Ryan. Loving daughter of Helen and Blaine Foster and sister of the late Darlene Doherty. Sister-inlaw of Barb and Scott Young of Big Island and aunt of Kelsey and Ariel. Mrs. Burrill rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Tuesday October 22nd, at 2 p.m. The Reverend Stan Hanna officiated. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please). The family received friends on Monday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until Service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam Funeral Home

CLARKE, Elizabeth Ann "Betsy"

Peacefully in Picton, Ontario, after a life well-lived, on October 16, 2013. Born August 24, 1940 at Antrim, Ontario on the family farm where she learned a love of the land and the rural community that she never lost. Elizabeth Ann, known all her life as Betsy, was the eldest daugther of Robert Serson Sparrow and his wife Bessie, both deceased. She was a graduate of Queen's University, 1963. She was the dearly loved and loving mother of Bradley Mackenzie and his wife Adrienne (nee Ball) and Daniel Richard, and grandmother of Lucas Thomson and Callum Harris Clarke. There was no role in her life that she loved more than being mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. She loved them with a passion. Betsy was the sister to Sally Cowan and her husband Bill (Milford, Ontario) and to Bob Sparrow and his wife Carolyn (Antrim, Ontario) and aunt and great aunt to their children and grandchildren. Betsy had a long career in public service: as a high school English teacher, Secretary Manager of Carp Agricultural Society, and Executive Director of the Canadian 4-H Council and 4-H Foundation. In 1991 she established her firm, Betsy Clarke & Associates, described as Consultants in Philanthropy. She loved being a fundraising consultant; her goal was always to put the organizations she worked with - most often community-based ones where she could make a difference - on the path to self-sufficiency. In her later years, she was very actively involved with churches and faithbased organizations, which she recognized as the catalyst for starting so many of the agencies that supported the vulnerable in our society. She was proud to be an Anglican and supported her parish of St. Matthew's in many ways. Visitation at Tubman's Funeral Home, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa, on Tuesday, October 22 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service was held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 217 First Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, October 23 at 1pm. Reception followed at St. Matthew's. Private interment in St. Mark's Anglican Cemetery, Pakenham, Ontario at a later date. Respecting Betsy's wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Prince Edward, 40 Downes Avenue, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

DEATHS

DAVIS, Charles Frederick

At Kingston General Hospital, after a lengthy illness, on Wednesday October 16th, 2013 of Big Island, formerly of Thornhill, at the age of 66. Beloved  husband of Phyllis and the late Shirley. Dear brother of Francine Hillier of Barrie and Jeffery and his wife Barbara of Burlington. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday October 23rd at 11 a.m. Father Patrick Kelly officiated. Interment Mt Olivet Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Kingston General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated in memory of Charles. (Cheques only please). The family received friends at the Church on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to, The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam Funeral Home

HEAD, Murray Burton

At Hospice Prince Edward with his family by his side on Saturday, October 19th, 2013. Murray Head of Milford, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Leona. Loved father of Glenda and her husband Christopher Ruhl of Walkerton, Dean of Picton. Loving grandpa of Tori of Kitchener, and dear brother of the late Dr. Violet Head. Mr. Head rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Wednesday October 23rd, at 2 p.m. Pastor Carl Bull officiated. Interment Church of Christ Cemetery Westlake. Memorial donation to Heart and Stroke or Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please). The family received friends on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until Service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam Funeral Home

TESKEY, George Franklin

Entered into rest on Friday, October 18th, 2013 at West Lake Terrace Nursing Home, George Franklin Teskey in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Bessie. Dear father of Lorne (Helen), Elizabeth, David, Peter and Maurya. Loved by his 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Isabel (Roy) Mowbray and predeceased by his sister Eleanor Garrettsee and his brothers Harold and Ernie. Dear friend of Gladys Dainard. George was ordained in 1949 and ministered for 60 years in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. Friends may call at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Thursday, October 24th from 6-8pm. A Memorial Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Friday, October 25th at 2:00pm with visitation from 1:00pm until time of service. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Wellington United Church would be appreciated by the family. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com


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DEATH

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

DEATH

DEATH

KILEEG, John

Surrounded by love, peacefully in her sleep at home in West Lake on Tuesday October 15th, 2013. Margie Silburn, formerly of Toronto, at the age of 79. Beloved wife for 56 years of Jim. Loved mom of Mark and his wife Suzanne of Scarborough, Jim and his wife Katherine of Fergus and Susan and her husband David Noblett of Ajax. Proud grandma of Jasmine, Jade, Michel, Tanner, Sarah and Victoria.  Sister-in-law of John and Karen of Brockville. Predeceased by her siblings Lloyd, Frances and Alleyne and by her parents Frank and Hester MacDonald. Memorial Service was held at Church of Christ West Lake, 1901 County Rd. 12, R.R. 1, Picton on Monday October 21st at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Don Walcott officiated. If desired donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  (cheques only, please) The family received friends at the church on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam Funeral Home

FLOROS, Thomas Pantelis

Peacefully with his family at Hospice Prince Edward on Friday October 11, 2013, Thomas Floros, formerly of Etobicoke, at the age of 79. Loved father of Dr. Ruth Floros and her husband Jamie Pennock of Picton and Jordana Floros of Toronto. Predeceased by his siblings. Mr. Floros rested at the Hick’s Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. A family Service was held in the Chapel on Friday October 11 followed by Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Concord, ON on Saturday October 12, 2013. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiated. If desired, memorial donations made to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only, please). www.hicksfuneralhome.ca FUNERAL HOME

613-476-5571

OFFICIAL NOTICE

Looking for contractors to give estimates and sketches on complete renovation of existing building. Please contact:

Tambo Store c/o 613-962-0095 or in writing to

Box 1444 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1

HELP WANTED

Whattam

YARD SALE Saturday Oct. 26 8am - 3pm McFaul Rd

Truck, Car, Firewood, Christmas & Halloween Decorations, Harley Items, Tools, Clothes, Kitchen Items, Children’s Books, Jewellery, Pictures & much more.

INDOOR YARD SALE

#212 Bass Cove Rd.

No Early Birds Please

Sat. Oct. 26 9am - 3pm

(take ferry to Adolphustown, turn left at Rd. 8 to 3rd Concession, take Ruuth Lane to Bass Cove Rd.)

5 Yr old stove, fridge, microwave, dressers, beds, tables, chairs, dishes, cutlery and more.

Bethesda Women’s Circle

Bloomfield UCW hosting

Browse and Brunch

Saturday, November 23 11am - 1pm Lunch Deal $7.00

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Christmas Tea &Bazaar at Bethesda Hall #1483 Fishlake Rd Wed. Nov. 6 12:30-3pm

Saturday Oct. 26 Saturday Nov. 2 9am - 2pm Linens, dishes, pictures, books & more

1488 County Rd. 12

Christmas Tea Bake Sale & More

St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church Parish Hall 335 Main St. Picton

Sat. November 2 11am - 2:30pm

Enjoy tea, sandwiches & sweets $7 per person and Grandma’s cupboard: Jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, white elephant table, gift basket draw, silent auction

Everyone Welcome Draw on Groceries Draw on Quilt Door Prize Bake & Craft Table

Craft/Treasure/ Apron Table!

Funeral Home All claims against the estate of MARY HILDA CONNOR, late of the Town of Picton in the County of Prince Edward, who died on or about the 19th day of August, 2013, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 21st day of November, 2013; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed.

COTTAGE CONTENT SALE

CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALES / TEAS / BAZAARS

22nd Annual Christmas Craft Show & Sale

Crafters Wanted

Picton Arena - 375 Main St - Community Hall Sat. Nov 9th - Sun. Nov 10th 9:30am-4:30pm

for Legion Christmas Bazaar

Admission $2.00 Children 12 and under free

DATED at Picton this 10th day of October, 2013.

The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company, Estate Trustee, by its Solicitors, HURLEY & WILLIAMS, 199 Main Street, P.O. Box 1200, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0. Attn: Christoper D.L. Williams, 613-476-3241

More than just Crafts, a little something for everyone. Hope to see you there. For info call 613-476-5115

Nov. 26th

Call Rose Cole 613-476-6638

6th Annual

Christmas Show and Sale

Handcrafted items by six vendors including florals, wreaths, jewellery, painted glass, ornaments, outdoor arrangements, home decor, preserves, baking and much, much more.. Come see for yourself while enjoying hot cider and baked treats. Bring a friend.

OUR CORE PURPOSE “to be with people living with mental health challenges and to support them to be as well as they can be.”

Sat, Nov. 2, 9am-5pm Sun, Nov. 3, 10am-3pm Hosted by: Bonnie Taylor

171 Fish Lake Rd.

(off County Rd 5, south of Demorestville)

Peer Support Worker - Transitional Discharge Model

Carrie and Charlie’s

Craft Sale & Rockin’ Gift Creations

Friday, Nov 1st, 1-7pm Sat. Nov. 2nd, 10am-5pm Homemade Christmas Crafts Wreaths, Baked Goods, Knitting and much more...

46 Ontario St. Picton (at the dead end)

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Taste Real Cheese

Black River Cheese has openings for two positions.

Cut and Package Labourer The successful candidate must be willing to work days, evenings and weekends. The position requires accuracy, attention to detail and repetitive heavy lifting.  Computer experience is an asset.   The candidate will be required to follow all safe work policies and procedures and work to maintain a clean environment.  This position is currently part time but could lead to full time. 

mway@mhsn.ca

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SILBURN, Marguerite Olive

Peacefully at Belleville General Hospital, on Saturday, October 19th, 2013, John Kileeg of Belleville, formerly of Picton and Toronto, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Audrey for 61 years..Loved father of David (Michelle) of Aurora, Jane Sheasby (Rick) of Kitchener, and Lori of Picton. Loving grandpa and papa of Rory, Leah, Becky, Brett, Lisa and Neil. Dear brother of Gerry. Mr. Kileeg is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral Service will be held at the Salvation Army, 46 Elizabeth St., Picton on Thursday, October 24th, at 11am. Major Dean Locke to officiate. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army of Picton. (Cheques only Please) The family received friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6-8pm. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

MULTI FAMILY

YARD SALES

Delivery Driver  The successful candidate must have a clean driving record. The position requires attention to detail; repetitive heavy lifting and the candidate will be required to follow all safe work policies and procedures.  A good knowledge of Toronto and Ottawa areas would be an asset. This position is currently part time but could lead to full time.  Please email resume to Doug Peters, General Manager at doug@blackrivercheese.com or fax to 613-476-1760


HELP WANTED

AUCTIONS MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

AT 11:00 AM AUCTION SALE - ESTATE OF ALAN BEALS 104 HICKORY GROVE, BELLEVILLE, ONT NORTH of Victoria Ave on Farley Ave and turn EAST onto Hickory Grove. Antique walnut drop front secretary with upper glass doors, Willis and CO mahogany cased apartment size piano, Knechtel dining room suite with table, 6 chairs, china cabinet and server; antique walnut settee, antique walnut parlor table, 5 antique press back chairs, antique Oak extension table, antique parlour chairs, antique pine chest of drawers, antique worktable with single drawer, antique drop front secretary, antique washstands, antique oak frame fire screen, antique spool bed, antique dressers, antique mahogany vanity, antique pine blanket box, antique cane bottom rocker, cane bottom arm chair, oak double bed, mahogany nest of tables, Oak desk with drop leaf and 3 drawers, oak finish 2 drawer file cabinet, oak finish office desk, antique mantle clock, antique walnut firebox, child’s chair and table, antique carpenters box, rattan settee, maple book shelves, 2 piece chesterfield suite, 5 x 9 area carpets, sterling silver pieces, silver plate, Wedgewood dinnerware, cups and saucers including Shelley and Royal Albert, copper pieces, signed crystal, signed Bateman print, toilet set pieces, everyday dishes, snowshoes, yard tools, power lawn mower, aluminum ladder, 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

AUCTIONS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

AT 10:00 A.M. ON SITE AUCTION SALE FOR DOUG CARNRIKE, AMELIASBURGH Directions: From the stop sign in Ameliasburgh turn north and follow County Road 19 to the sale site at 1001 Cty. Rd. 19 Household effects selling at 10:00 a.m. A Tremaine map of Prince Edward County dated 1863 and in very good condition. Halex pool table 4 x 7 Ft. & accessories, Antique dresser with beveled glass mirror, entertainment unit, County magazines, Noritake dishes, old children’s blocks, Howdy Doody puzzles in box, Pepsi tray, canister set, office file cabinet, office supplies, printer, scanner, new keyboard, DVDVHS player, 2 box fans, calendar samples, dresser pieces & several old prints, old ammunition box, 2 milk cans, Beatty wash tub. Farm & garden equipment 1952 Case VA tractor/ hydraulics (runs well), White 25 H.P. 54 inch cut riding lawnmower with hydrostatic drive, Craftsman 11 H.P. electric start 31 inch snowblower, Craftsman 8 H.P. 26 inch snowblower, Yard Machines 195 front tine tiller (new), Gas Weedeater, 2 inch gas water pump/ hose, 2 drum field roller, 3 section set of drags with evener bar, bicycle & old bicycle stand, air mattress, set of tractor chains, cyclone hand seeder, compost bucket, channel & I beam, abs pipe, garden tools. Mechanical shop related items. Gantry with 3 ton chain hoist, engine hoist, 2-2 ton floor jacks, 6 ton floor jack, trolleys for splitting a tractor, hydraulic bumper jack, wheel dolly jack, 20 ton air hydraulic jack, 3 bottle jacks, hydraulic cylinder, circular saw, drill, creeper (new), portable steel work bench, Hydraulic control valve, 3/8 air line, hand winch, ½ & ¾ heater hose, new wiper blades, axle nut sockets, seal driving kits, impact sockets & ¾ inch drive ratchet, water pump, acetylene rod, “V” belts & belt gauge, radiator hose, exhaust pipe & clamps, diesel injector tester, transmission coolers, 4wd hub parts, 7 wire electrical cable & air lines, headlights, block heaters, wheel studs, 2 new throttle lock cables, old wrenches, BE 158 cc power washer/ Briggs & Stratton motor, 3 sets of jack stands, power pack & cylinder, brake line, gear oil cart/ pump, electric & battery polishers, portable parts washer, Job Mate saw, Mastercraft planer (as new), 2 hand fuel pumps, fuel pressure testers & tools, Beach tool box, sleeve puller, 600 lb. torque wrench & some sockets, suction gun, kingpin pressing kit, 3 flaring tools, 3rd brake lights, electronic stethoscope, case of metric bolts & nuts, 22 range analog multi-tester, coil spring compressors, ball joint tester, calipers, 5 piece fan clutch wrench set, digital drum gauge (new), headlight aiming kit, clutch aligning tools, 2 exhaust hoses, 2 air regulators, 2-12 volt fans, ridge reamer, compression testers, 2 engine carts, barrel cart, bench vises, new 80 ft. extension cord, jerry cans & numerous other shop related items. Mr. Carnrike is retiring from the mechanical business & is selling his tools. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard or Cheque/ ID Lunch available Owners and/or auctioneers not responsible for accident or property loss sale day.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28th AT 1 P.M. AT NAPANEE LIONS HALL

ANTIQUE & MODERN & COLLECTABLE AUCTION SALE FEATURING: Antique lamp; cast iron andirons; bonnet chest; 2 buffets; trunks; reading table; cedar chest; dining table & 6 chairs (needlepoint seats); oak desk; 2 good sofa beds; 2 single beds; 2 double & set of bunks; all with box & matts (in good condition); good china; quilts; Poulan gas 5 ½ hp snow blower & electric Yardworks snow blower (as new); natural gas stainless BBQ (good); beer light; dehumidifier; deep freezer; bird bath; leaf blowers; wheel barrows; cast iron footed bath tub; LARGE SALE - LOTS OF VARIETY. NO BUYERS PREMIUM - Partial Listing VIEWING SALE DAY ONLY - 12 Noon Terms: Cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard only. Canteen available NEIL LAMBERT, AUCTIONEER Napanee 613-354-3406 e-mail Sally1@KOS.net www.lambertauctions.ca

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

AT 10:30 AM AUCTION SALE - CRAIG AND TAMMY GEROW 312 MARSH HILL RD., RR.#4 STIRLING ONTARIO 5 miles SOUTH of Stirling on Highway # 14 and turn EAST onto Marsh Hill Road for 2 miles. EQUIPMENT1986 JCB 4 WD backhoe with 100 hp diesel Perkins diesel engine, shuttle shift, 24 inch backhoe bucket, one-yard material bucket-good running condition;Bush Hog 3 point hitch rotary mower, Teagle 3 point hitch PTO cement mixer, Ford 3 point hitch scraper blade, Knight single axle manure spreader, 12 ft tandem axle flatbed float trailer, Troy Built rear tine garden tiller, Toro Wheel Horse riding lawn mower, 12 ft aluminum fishing boat, quantity of steel farm gates, set of drags, Stihl straight shaft weed eater, Stihl flower garden tiller, Homelite chainsaw,horse drawn cutter-restoration project; quantity of power, hand, garden tools; propane heater, aluminum ladders, HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS-sell at 10:30 AM-antique Oak chest of drawers, Oak finish 3 piece wall unit, Maple chest of drawers, 2 9 cuft. chest freezers, portable air conditioner, mahogany cased Evans Brothers upright piano and bench, 2 piece Chesterfield suite, antique school desk, contemporary oak corner cupboard, Celebrity bar fridge, kitchenware’s, treadmill, 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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST

AT 11:00 AM AUCTION SALE - MR FRANK WILES 446 HAMILTON ROAD, (COUNTY ROAD 22) R.R.# 5 BELLEVILLE, ONT. 1 mile SOUTH of Highway 401 on Wallbridge Loyalist Road (Interchange # 538) and turn WEST onto Hamilton Road for 1 mile. FIREARMS- PAL REQUIRED- Winchester Model 64A-30-30 lever action rifle (serial number 3794451), Stevens .25 lever action- “Favorite”,1913 Stevens .22 “Crack Shot”, Universal Arms .30 , Stevens 12 ga Model 8203 pump, Vintage Henry Arms 12 ga double barrel gun, Vintage United Arms Factory double barrel shot gun, Vintage Ostschweiz Military rifle; HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS AND COLLECTIBLES antique walnut drop front secretary, antique brass nautical telescope, wooden ships wheel, nautical rope ladder, boat prop, sleigh bells, WWII German belt buckle, vintage dress form, La-Z-Boy chair, wall mirror, bed chesterfield, antique walnut end tables, pen and ink sketches, pine 2 door cupboard, Stereo components, 11 cu ft chest freezer, collection of diecast agricultural toys including John Deere, Case, Farmall, McCormick, Massey Harris, Minneapolis Moline, Allis Chalmers, construction diecast; Audrey Davis hand thrown pottery pieces, prints and pictures, YARD EQUIPMENT – John Deere LT166 riding lawn mower, walk behind gas powered string trimmer, straight shaft weed eater, portable air compressor,; 25 litre trail type poly tank estate sprayer, garden trailer, power lawn mower, Craftsman snow blower-like new, four wheel handicap scooter, park bench, galvanized water trough, sailboard, wooden garage doors. SNOWMOBILE 1995 Arctic Cat Jag 440 cc snowmobile with 2550 miles, electric start and reverse – good running condition Numerous other articles TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www.sullivanauctions.com for photos

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH

AT 5:00 P.M. AUCTION SALE AT DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Rectangular maple kitchen table/4 hoop back chairs (excellent), gateleg maple table, dining room table/ 4 chairs, chesterfield & chair, 2 tub chairs, double bed/ box spring & mattress, matching triple dresser, double dresser/ mirror & night stand, patio table & 2 swivel chairs, modern area shag rug 11’ x 14’, 2 antique rockers, hall table, qty. of smalls including cups & saucers, salts & peppers, die cast cars, old tricycle, Singer “featherweight” sewing machine, silver plate, crystal, prints & frames, old crocks, barbeque & numerous other pieces. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

AT 11:00 AM AUCTION SALE - RAYMOND AND ANGELA TAYLOR 527 FRANKFORD- STIRLING ROAD, (HIGHWAY 33) R.R.# 3 FRANKFORD, ONT. 1 mile NORTH of Frankford on Frankford- Stirling Road. VEHICLE- 2007 Ford F150XLT pick up truck with V8, automatic transmission, 115,000 kms, trailer package, cap- excellent condition – sells certified and e tested; FIREARMS (PAL REQUIRED) Remington .22 cal bolt action rifle, Mossberg 410 pump; TOOLS- Honda 5 hp gas powered high pressure washer, Powermate 10 hp 5000 watt portable generator, Waterloo stacking tool chest, Homelite gas engine water pump, Craftsman bench top drill press, gas powered weed eater, Green Machine leaf blower, 2000 lb power winch with electric controls-new; Sears power lawn mower, shop vac, quantity of power, hand, air, rechargeable tools; bench grinder, electrical and plumbing supplies, hardware, fishing tackle, aluminum ladders, heavy duty extension cords, HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS- SELL AT 11:00 AM- Maple dining table and 4 chairs with hutch, Kenmore refrigerator with lower freezer drawer, GE . upright freezer-like new, Maple rocker, walnut tea trolley, 2 piece chesterfield suite, marble pedestal, mahogany finish book cases, office desk, side tables; bed chesterfield, occasional chair and stool, goldplated flatware, dinnerware, toilet set pieces, glassware’s, binoculars, small kitchen appliances, 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

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AT 10:30 AM AUCTION SALE - MCCAULEYS GARAGE 46 LOCK ROAD, R.R.# 3 TRENTON, ONT. Exit NORTH off 401 Highway at Trenton ( Interchange 525) onto Highway 33 for 1/4 mile and turn WEST onto Lock Road for ½ mile. VEHICLES: 1961 Cadillac 4 door hardtop with128,000 milesrunning condition-sells as is; 1972 Ford single axle dump truck with hoist-running condition-sells as is; 1973 Polaris TX400 snowmobile-running condition; heavy duty horse drawn 12ft oak sided wagon, 1950s Ferguson Tea gas tractor-running condition; Model T Ford parts including 1926-27 pickup box, 1918 motor, several parts, 2 hoods; tandem axle 6’ x 12′ car trailer, 7’ x 9′ double axle car trailer with removable sides, TOOLS- sell at 10:30 AM Campbell Hausfield 4 hp 13 gallon air compressor, Armstrong 20 ton air jack, 900 L bulk oil system workbench with pneumatic hoses, 300 L bulk oil system work bench with pneumatic hoses, Robostrut strut installation machine, 5500 W portable generator-new; Sears 1800 W portable generator, Snap –On puller combination set, 8000 lb electric winch, Walker bumper style 2 ton air jack, transmission Jack, floor jacks, quantity of heavy duty sockets, air tools, quantity of hand tools, pipe threader’s and dies, bubble type wheel balancer, workbenches, Snap On tool box, 8-4 drawer hardware cabinets, chain block, 14” chop saw, 12”wood planer, HD shelving, steel storage cabinets, miter saw, quantity of steel, overhead door parts, 16’ farm gate, flat bed hay wagon , round bale feeder,200 litre poly water tank, wire gates, penning sections repair manuals, quantity of 1” pine lumber, 45-2 x 8x 16 ft pine planks, boat stands, 1/2 ton plastic toolbox, tires, COLLECTIBLES vintage leather and chrome arbors chairs, 1975 Austin Mini fiberglass front end, 1963 Chev Impala partsquarter panels steering wheel front and rear seats; 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


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don't take our foot off the pedal early in the game, maybe they don't have a chance to get back into it,â&#x20AC;? Abrams commented. On Saturday, Wellington built a 4-0 lead before Mississauga responded late in the second period to close the gap to 4-1. A pair of Wellington power-play goal in the third sandwiched a Charger shorthander to make it a 6-2 final. The most disciplined club in the OJHL stayed that way as the Chargers led a constant parade to the penalty box for a contest that felt like it was one huge Wellington power

play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right from start to finish, it was a tough game and not one we felt very comfortable in. (Assistant coach) Randy Rowe said it was a coach's nightmare on both sides of the bench-probably for them for the number of penalties they were taking and for us being on the power play all the time,â&#x20AC;? Abrams said. Steven Deeg, Cope, Parker Wood, Delaurentis and Spencer Turcotte all had power play goals while Justin Bean got his first as a Duke as well during a rare five-on-five opporunity. After getting eight power

play chances in the first two period and building a three goal spread, the game went from bizarre to ridiculous at the start of the third. With little provocation, Mississauga's Jake Harrison took a deliberate run at Deeg from behind at 1:09 of the third. Delaurentis had a few choice words for Harrison who dropped his gloves and immediately went at the Dukes winger, drawing instigating and agressor minors as well as a major for fighting in addition to the original checking-from-behind minor. Out of all the hysterics, Wellington was afforded nine minutes in power-play time and potted two. Just to be sure the Chargers were completely taken out of it, Mississauga's Tyler Cooper earned a five minute major for elbowing Andrew McCann in the head just moments after Harrison's sin bin time had been run off. Wellington heads to St. Michael's for a Friday night road game against the Buzzers. The Dukes are at home Sunday to take on Pickering at 7 p.m.

made the most of the twoman advantage as Greer banged the puck past Lasher to make it 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0. The score would remain 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0 through the middle frame as either team was able to find the back of the net. Picton held the advantage in scoring chances as they outshot the Raiders by a margin of 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4. That score would change early in the final frame as a pair of Picton goals by Prince and Sizer less than two minutes apart would make it 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;0. The Raiders finally got some steam as Picton penalties piled up in the final 10 minutes. At 10:20 Falcao was given a minor for roughing while Picton's Taylor Brown was given minors for roughing, instigating, and aggressor, a fighting major, and a game misconduct for fighting. Jordon Cannons scored on

the following Napanee power play and Blade Grigg scored a pair to bring the Raiders within a pair with just under three minutes to go. Despite the strong Napanee push, the Pirates were able to take the two points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For 49 minutes I thought it was one of the best performances we've had against a team in the Empire. I thought we played a complete game and limited them to about 10 or 12 shots through 50 minutes,â&#x20AC;? said Woodward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was unfortunate some penalty trouble and some extracurricular stuff happened late in the third and put us in the box and they were able to capitalize.â&#x20AC;? Woodward said the club would take the good from the game and forget about the bad. Despite 11 opportunities,

the Raiders were able to muster only one power-play goal. Woodward said he's no worried about his team's discipline, noting that the Pirates are the league's least penalized team at 111 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We're only in control of how we play and there are some things in the game that aren't in our control,â&#x20AC;? said Woodward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some things happened in the third period that I wasn't happy about, but we're just focused on how we're playing and we're not going to allow that to phase us.â&#x20AC;? The Pirates will look to continue their success tonight versus Deseronto at 7:30. The team has a couple of road contests this week. The first will see the Pirates visit Port Hope on Friday at 8 p.m. The club then travels to Amherstview to take on the second-place Jets on Sunday night. Puck drop is at 7:30.

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Joe Mckeown got open in front of Pianta just 39 seconds later and deked the goalie to put Wellington in front again, this time 3-2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Mckeown), if you look after when we gave up the second goal, he really focussed and took control of his shifts for the rest of the game. He was instrumental in getting us the win,â&#x20AC;? Abrams said. Perhaps having learned from two blown leads or maybe Buffalo finally relenting just enough, the locals were able to put the game bed less than a minute later when Luc Brown tipped an Austin Broadhurst shot to make it 42. Buffalo's Pat Egan sent a floater through Macahalski with seven seconds left to make it 4-3, but Delaurentis took the puck off the opening face-off and deposited into the vacated Sabres net prior to the buzzer to make it a 5-3 final. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We responded well (to the blown lead) and we have been responding to these kinds of challenges. But if we

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Late Napanee comeback effort falls short Saturday

PIRATES, from page 24

Early on, the Pirates took control of Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Napanee. Just 4:51 into the opening frame Greer finished off a play from Bunnett and Sizer to put the Pirates on top. The Pirates were skating and forechecking hard and it paid off. At 7:45 Sizer picked up the puck in the neutral zone then danced around all five Raiders skaters before firing a wrist shot past the blocker of Napanee goalie Josh Lasher. Nolan Powers picked up an assist on the play. The Pirates skating paid off again late in the period when Matt Marino was assessed a tripping penalty at 14:47. Just nine seconds later the Pirates man advantage was increased to two when Jake Falcao was sent to the box for interference. Picton

Novice Kings split pair of weekend games (two), Philip, Young, Grimmon and Josh Cunningham. Stock was the games winning goalie. The Kings take part in the annual Milk Tournament this weekend. The 45-team, multi-age level tournament is a three day affair with games in Wellington, Picton and Deseronto.

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One may be forced to look at outdated books and magazines in a different light after visiting this year's DiscARTed art show and sale. The show â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which opened Oct. 19 and continues through this Friday, Oct. 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; features a wide range of artistic creations made from old books. The pieces are on display daily above Books & Company in Picton. The show is a fundraiser for the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives and the Prince Edward County Authors Festival. The timing is fitting as this is Ontario Public Library Week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great, it was really good,â&#x20AC;? Library manager of communications and outreach Christine Renaud said of Saturday's opening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of the artists showed up and lots of other people from last year who were anxious to see what this year's show had.â&#x20AC;? Renaud said all the pieces are made from books at the library which are either too outdated or too damaged to sell in the used book store. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often they are textbooks and things like that,â&#x20AC;? said Renaud. The show featured 29 pieces from 20 artists and an intriguing array of interpretations, said Renaud. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There's everything from little miniature scenes made from paper â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for ex-

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At their regular blood donor clinic at the Prince Edward Community Centre, Monday, the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Canadian Blood Services collected 148 units of blood from 163 donors. The next local clinic will take place Dec. 16. To book appointments, visit the web site www.blood.ca or call 1888-236-8283. -Staff

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ample one is a little cafe and has a little chair and tables â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to literary themed pieces,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nell Casson made two really beautiful pictures of Max and Wild Thing from the book Where the Wild Things Are all cut out and hand-drawn from pages in books.â&#x20AC;? Renaud said the artists utilized an impressive variety of media including wall hangings, miniatures, and large sculptures. The public is invited to come to the show and vote for their favourites. All the pieces are for sale with some being complete donations and others being split between the artists. She said in the future the

show will be held twice per year. The next show will be held in April. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because it's a fundraiser for the library and the Prince Edward County Authors Festival, we're doing it this week for what is Ontario Public Library Week,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We're going to do another DiscARTed show in April when the Prince Edward County Authors Festival is on.â&#x20AC;? The exhibition wraps up this Friday where the people's choice award will be announced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I encourage everyone to come out and have a look, vote for their favourites, maybe take a

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

Wardens to address gaps in regional cellular coverage EOWC looks to take leading role with government, industry partners Chad Ibbotson

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Nov 6 - 2013 Farm Tax and Business Seminar for Professional Advisors (Kemptville), 8:45am – 12:30pm, University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus - Purvis Hall, 830 Prescott Street, Kemptville. Seminar highlights are: Farm Tax Update; Tax Implications for On-Farm Value-Added Activities; Growing Forward 2 & Business Risk Management Programs. Registration Fee: $141.25 per person ($125.00+HST). For more information contact: Kathie Noble at (519) 826-3132 or Agricultural Information Contact Centre 1-877-424-1300. Nov 8-9 - The Essentials of Ecological Agriculture in Kingston! Kingston-Frontenac Library: Central Branch, Kingston. Contact EFAO Office: 519-822-8606 or email info@efao.ca. Cost for EFAO members is $140; non members $200. A two day foundational session bringing a practical and comprehensive introduction to the principles of ecological agriculture. More details at https://efao.ca/ Nov 14 - Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture Monthly Director Meeting, 7:30-10pm, OPP Office Boardroom, County Rd. 1, (Schoharie Road), Picton. All Welcome! Contact Patti Stacey at 613-476-3842 or email princeedwardfarmers@gmail.com Nov 24 - Fall Reflections 2013, 400 McArthur Avenue (near St. Laurent), Ottawa. Come celebrate with the Canadian Organic Growers. Panel discussions, Outstanding Volunteer Awards for 2013, organic snacks and networking opportunities, silent auction and more. Please register at http://cog.ca/ottawa/fall-reflections-agm/. Visit www.cog.ca/ottawa for all the details! Dec 3 - Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference: Innovation Driving Local Food, Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre, 1550 Princess St, Kingston, ON. A conference designed to facilitate stronger relationships among local food groups, challenge obstacles to growth as well as provide technical information on key topics. Details and a full agenda will be forthcoming over the next few months. We look forward to your presence and participation! For more information, call 613-475-4908 or e-mail peter.coughler@ontario.ca.

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The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) has commissioned a new report that the organization sees as a first step toward improved cellular services across the region. The EOWC announced at its Oct. 18 regular meeting that the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) has be commissioned to conduct a detailed “gap” analysis of the region's coverage. Mayor Peter Mertens says in a release issued by the municipality last week that improved coverage is critical for both Prince Edward County and the rest of Eastern Ontario. “Reliable cellular coverage is essential for residents, visitors and businesses, and critical for emergency services,” says Mertens. “Acknowledging the gap in cellular service is an important first step toward modernizing communications and provision of key emergency services for the County of Prince Edward.” The release says EOWC members — which include mayors and wardens from 11 eastern Ontario counties and two single-tier municipalities — often hear from constituents about deficiencies in cellular coverage. “In addition to working towards providing access to

high-speed Internet services to more than 450,000 homes and businesses in the EOWC region through the EORN project, the members of the EOWC regularly hear from their constituents about the lack of adequate cell coverage in many parts of the region,” the release says. These comments precipitated the undertaking of the gap analysis in an effort to find a solution that will work for the region as a whole. “The EOWC has decided that it needs to take the lead to determine if a project that would include senior levels of government and the telecom industry can be created and implemented as soon as possible,” the release says. EOWC chair Rick Phillips says in the release that the lack of adequate cellular coverage is a common gripe shared by many eastern Ontario communities. “Every day our members receive comments and questions about the lack of cell coverage. Our residents are telling us that with the ongoing success of the EORN project we need to take the challenge of making access to affordable cell services a reality across the region,” says Phillips. “We know that this won’t be easy, but we are taking a key first step by commissioning the gap analysis.”

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

Eganville man grows 2013’s largest pumpkin, weighing in at 1,463.5 lb

TerraCello grand opening was a heck of a party

PUMPKINS, from page 1

Kramp, Smith use event to discuss removing barriers for wine exports

I went to quite the party this past weekend! The last time I wrote about TerraCello, winery owner and winemaker Anthony Auciello told me that they were in the middle of a "soft opening" to get a feel of how the public liked their wine. He told me that they were planning their grand opening for Oct. 19 and they were inviting family and friends. He said it would be one of the biggest Italian parties the county has ever seen ... and let me tell you: he was right on the mark! I arrived there at noon and there was a small crowd there to start things off. Music was playing and barbecues were cooking sausages. There was so much food I was thinking they were planning for an army! And of course the wine. Pinot noir, Riesling and Vidal were the varietals being served up and people were amazed. None more so than special guests MPP Todd Smith and MP Daryl Kramp who were invited to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Both politicians have been supportive of the wine industry in the county. Smith has been tirelessly working at Queen's Park in Toronto representing the interests of the county wine producers. He supports breaking down inter provincial trade barriers when it comes to wine (among other things). As he put it on Saturday: "I tell my colleagues at Queen's Park that I'm proud to represent winemakers from the county who produce some fantastic award-winning wine and I want to work to share that wine across Canada!" Federal MP Daryl Kramp was quick to agree with Smith. He pointed out that the Throne Speech this week announced a plan to amend the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act so

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sippin’ in the county JOE HACHE

that beer and spirits can be carried across provincial boundaries for their own use. He said "and of course this will be beneficial to the wine producers here in the county as they will then be able to showcase their incredible wine across the country". He mentioned the new free trade deal between Canada and the European Union tentatively signed this week. Yes he said that this could mean more wine coming from the EU but he was also quick to point out that the tentative deal would also give Canada preferential access to more than 500 million new customers. According to the Canadian Vintner's Association, exports of Canadian wine has grown from $20.3 million dollars in 2008 to $41.2 million dollars in 2012. The top 10 exports markets in 2012 were China, the United States, South Korea, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Russian Federation, Taiwan and Malaysia, representing 99.7 per cent of export sales volume. Under the terms of this new agreement, these exports could explode providing local wineries with even more potential international growth. International growth

Panthers head to Moira as season winds down

PANTHERS, from page 25

That player scored 24 points in a 42-26 win. Michaela Jackson led the Panthers with 10 points. The third game allowed the Panthers a rematch with the Opeongo Wildcats who beat them by three points in Kingston. The Panthers didn’t have the legs to run with them this time, falling 46-34 but Garden said his team played controlled basketball for four quarters. Melissa Corbin had a career-high 13 points in the game. On Tuesday, the Panthers hosted the rival Nicholson Crusaders in a packed gym and they fed off that excitement in a 3835 victory. Garden said before the game he told the Panthers to play the game as if it was their last and to leave all their effort out on the court. “They did just that,” he said. “We pressed for a full 32 minutes and created chaos all over the court.”

The Panthers led 11-6 after a quarter, but allowed Nicholson to come within a point by half. The Panthers did experience some growing pains with their strategy as they outfouled the Crusaders 10-3 by the break and had to rely on their full bench to stay out of foul trouble. “It didn’t matter because everyone contributed,” Garden concluded. The Panther didn’t have their characteristic lategame lull, they just kept going and they wore down Nicholson. Seven played found the basket. Dorenberg and Snider each had nine points, Jackson six, Cailey Jones and Corbin five each and Danielle Willis and Melissa Paradis also chipped in two each. Garden said Tuesday was a highlight for him as the juniors also won, marking the first sweep of Nicholson since he’s been coaching at PECI. The Panthers will visit Moira tonight.

Edward-Hastings MP Daryl Kramp and MPP Todd Smith toast TerraCello’s grand opening with owners Daniela and Anthony Auciello. (Joe Hache/For The Gazette)

wasn't on the minds of people celebrating at TerraCello Winery on Saturday however. They were there to celebrate what has happened over the past several years. I spoke with a lot of people who made the trek from Toronto for this special event. They told me how they shared in Anthony and Daniela's dreams from Day 1. They shared stories of the hours they spent helping them plant vines and how they were so proud of their friends today as they celebrated their grand opening. And it wasn't just friends and family from Toronto. It was new friends they had made here in the county. Over the course of 6 hours I watched as hundreds of people came and went. Many made the drive from Toronto just to spend a couple of hours to celebrate. People arrived and left throughout the day. Also on

hand were many from the county. Both Smith and Kramp commented on the entrepreneurial spirit of this young couple and both were amazed at the outpouring of support of family and friends from Toronto as well as the county. Auciello promised me this huge Italian party awhile back and in the intervening weeks they sold out of most of their wine (not bad as a soft opening to test the market) but he had "a bit" left over for this event as he fulfilled this promise. Everyone agreed ... it was one heck of a grand opening.

-Joe Hache maintains an independent guide to local wineries at www.princeedwardcountywineries.com. Join him in the Gazette for a tour of county wineries.

The gazebo was destroyed during a storm in January and efforts are now being made to fundraise to build a replacement. The contents will be on display at the park where a metal box will be placed to collect donations. Wellington councillor Jim Dunlop said it was another great year for Pumpkinfest. “Once again the committee has outdone themselves,” he said. “The turnout is excellent, probably the best we've had in a few years because of the bad weather we've experienced. It's another demonstration of how people can come together.” Dunlop said when people come together to create something like Pumpkinfest, it creates a real sense of community that encourages more residents to take part. “It's good for making good neighbours,” said Dunlop. Wellington resident Adella Newton said she was really happy with this year's parade, noting that it showed what Wellington is all about. “It was a good representation of the people and the products that are here. It was great seeing Highline Mushrooms — they employ so many of our people — and of course Rotary and the Lions,” she said. “I love the atmosphere because everyone's so happy and friendly.” Newton said she attends the festivital almost every year and it always seems to

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