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NEXT STOP, YESTERYEAR Violet MacGregor, 5, takes in the sights and sounds of times past at the Edwardian Tea, held May 7 in support of the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario. Along with her grandmother, Anna Lamacraft (right), and family friend Gerda Van Wingerden, she enjoyed the tunes of the North/ South Revue while sipping tea inside the circa-1912 train station.

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Museum curator happy to ride the rails home New curator looking toward centennial year ANDREW SNOOK andrew.snook@metroland.com

Anne Shropshire has always loved museums and local history. As the newest curator for the Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, she has the opportunity to combine her passion and her career, something most people would envy. Shropshire officially took over as the museum’s curator last November. The Smiths Falls resident said her interested in history sparked when she was in Grade 12 at Carleton Place High School. “I think it was my Grade 12 history teacher that got me interested in history, particularly regional history,â€? she said. After attending CPHS, she decided to take a year off to figure out her future career path. She ended up enrolling in Algonquin College’s museum studies program. She graduated the program in 2000. “In dramatic fashion, I wrote my last exam than drove to Toronto and lived there for nine years,â€? Photo by Andrew Snook she said. While living in Toronto, Shropshire got her first Anne Shropshire, curator for the Smiths Falls Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, takes a seat on one of the trains displayed big opportunity working for the National Ballet of at the museum. Shropshire was hired as the new curator for the museum last November. Canada, overseeing a travelling exhibit. “I was so green then,â€? she said. “But I was able to pull it off.â€? She spent most of her time in Toronto working for the Market Gallery, located in St. Lawrence Market, in the heart of the financial district of downtown Toronto. Shropshire worked there for seven years.  “I gained a lot of experience there,â€? she said. Shropshire eventually left the gallery to go and  work for the City of Toronto Archives. She spent 18 months there, before taking maternity leave, and Visit businesses from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and ďŹ nish at the Wrap-Up Party (8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) moving back to Smiths Falls.  Shrophire grew up in the area, and said she is very happy to be back in Smiths Falls. She said she decided to move back because of all of her family  in the area. *UDE\RXUIULHQGVJLUOIULHQGVPRPVVLVWHUVDQGGDXJKWHUV She said her knowledge of trains is relatively IRUDIDEXORXVHYHQLQJRIVKRSSLQJGLQLQJDQGVSHFLDOVDWRYHUEXVLQHVVHV limited, but she is constantly learning more about LQ'RZQWRZQ6PLWKV)DOOV them and the area she calls home once again.  “The guys always joke here that I can teach Begin your evening in the lobby of the Coldwell Banker Building at 23 Beckwith St. N them about museums and they can teach me about to pick up a lisitng of participation businesses, 1 ballot and instructions on how to earn trains,â€? she said. “They’re a fabulous group of additional ballots for over 30 door prizes to be given away at the guys, they’re really great and supportive. They’re Wrap-Up Party at Chuckles Jack, 1-33 Centre St., Smiths Falls. really dedicated.â€? Shropshire said her previous experience with 3DUWLFLSDWLQJ%XVLQHVV strategic planning will lend itself well to helping Personal Pampering The Rideau Winery Modern Thymes Vickie’s improve the museum. Special Greetings Debbie’s Serenity Room Century 21 Darlene’s CafĂŠ & Bakery “Having a business plan will help with future Smiths Shoes Jewel’s Gently Used Clothing Dawn’s Closet Country DĂŠcor projects, jobs, funding, and renovations,â€? she said. 2 Crazy Ladies Smiths Falls Meat & Deli Memory Lane Scrapbooking Salvation Army Thrift Store She said she is planning towards a very successNew Global Vitamins Grow With Us Precision Hair Design Cherry Pie Photography ful centennial for the museum’s station. The Gilded Corner Spotlight on the Rideau Chuckles Jack Du Soleil Tanning Studio It turns 100 years old in 2012. Marianne Style Iron Legends, Grunts ‘N’ Giggles Elizabeth Designs HyFund Studio That’s not to say the museum hasn’t seen its Norm’s Restaurant The Vineyard Coldwell Banker-Heidi Trick  share of success in 2011 so far.  *LYHDZD\V'HPRQVWUDWLRQV'UDZV  “The March break program was more popular 6SHFLDO'LVFRXQWV5HIUHVKPHQWV than we anticipated,â€? she said. The museum also played host to an Edwardian tea session on May 7, and will be displaying a collection of photography by Sam E. Campbell, a railway worker and avid photographer, in the near future. Shropshire said the photography will be on display in the upcoming weeks, and will be run until July 3. “It gives people a glance into the life of everyday workers at CP,â€? she said. “My favourite is a bunch of guys eating lunch on a caboose.â€? 6SRQVRUHGE\WKH Shropshire also hopes to host storytelling days at 6PLWKV)DOOV'RZQWRZQ%XVLQHVV$VVRFLDWLRQ '%$  the museum in the fall. ZZZGRZQWRZQVPLWKVIDOOVFD “I equate it to an ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio,’â€? she said. Brought to you in part by Smiths Falls This Week For more information on the Railway Museum, contact 613-283-5696.

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GLEE CLUB MEETS BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Cast members of the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute’s High School Rhapsody - 80’s Style posed for a photo after a rehearsal on Thursday, May 4. The school’s first musical in 10 years will kick-off on Friday, May 27.

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SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2011 The Meeting Dates are as follows: Monday May 16th 6:30 PM EDC Deputy-Reeve Sharon Mousseau Thursday May 19th 7:00 PM Heritage Committee Reeve Richard Kidd Tuesday May 24th 6:00 PM Public Works Councillor Tim Campbell Tuesday May 24th Immed. Following Finance Councillor Faye Campbell Monday May 30th 7:00 PM Planning Councillor Brian Dowdall

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8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast Hosted by Beckwith Irish Minor Football 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lilac Lunch & Bake Sale at St. Paul’s United Church BBQ at Centennial Hall (11 – 2 p.m.) 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Down Lilac Lane 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Ham & Bean Supper Hosted by St. James Centennial Hall LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. - Valley Rovers • 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Johnny Spinks ALL DAY Craft Market, Children’s Games & Activities, Various Garage Sales, Restored Antique Vehicle Display, Silent Auction, 50/50 Draw, Children’s Bike Parade FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE 613-257-1539 OR CORA NOLAN FROM THE CENTENNIAL HALL 613-283-3789

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Seniors go back to school Residents attend presentation and panel concerning the mental health of seniors ANDREW SNOOK andrew.snook@metroland.com

Dr. Bev Goodwin took a Smiths Falls crowd to school to share her wealth of knowledge on mental health issues affecting senior citizens. Goodwin was the keynote speaker for “Seniors and Mental Health,” which took place at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute on May 4. She offered residents a brief overview about the mental health of seniors. The information session was presented by Lanark County Mental Health, and moderated by Mike Poulin, director of LCMH. He said the presentation was about informing residents, particularly seniors, about mental health issues, and letting them know about the various service providers available. “It’s all of us together that can make a difference,” Poulin said. Goodwin gave a 30-minute presentation to approximately 60 interested local residents. The majority of the crowd aged 40 and older, but was not overwhelmed with senior citizens. “Everyone who is over about 40 in this room, their brain is shrinking,” she told the crowd, while showing the difference between a healthy aging brain and one that was afflicted with advanced Alzheimer’s Disease.

Goodwin covered a variety of mental illnesses affecting seniors including dementia, delirium, and the most common mental illness afflicting seniors, depression. “Depression is the most likely thing we’re going to run into,” she told the crowd. She discussed the different ways resident can identify clinical depression in someone. The symptoms include: the depression being persistent for at least a few weeks, and often longer, having a loss of interest in things they would normally enjoy, big mood swings, trouble sleeping. She said 40 per cent of seniors in longterm care suffer from depression. She identified bereavement/losses, social isolation, loneliness, lack of purpose, and caregiver strain as factors that cause the illness. She touched on risk factors including age, vascular brain changes, Parkinson’s disease, nutritional deficiencies, genetics and past history factors, such as head injuries and excessive alcohol consumption. Goodwin also touched on the different ways medications can affect seniors and preventative measure to keep aging brains healthy. ASK THE EXPERTS The presentation was followed by a

panel made up of Jamie Bannon (Alzheimer’s Society), Debbie Steele (Dementia Care Network), Alanna Scanlon (Dignity House Hospice) and Const. David Bird (OPP community liaison officer). Each member touched on Goodwin’s presentation, offered the crowd a brief description of the services their organizations provide, and answered questions from the crowd. Bird answered questions on ways to improve the health of seniors through exercise and social groups, while Goodwin answered questions pertaining to anxiety disorders and several panel members touched on the dangers of purchasing medications online, and awareness and education for people in long-term care. John Cobbing, a 77-year-old resident, said he attended just to keep himself informed on the options available. “I think it’s important to keep abreast of what there is out there, in case my wife or myself need it,” he said. One of the younger attendees, Laurie Clarke, went to the information session to find out some information to help prevent fraud amongst seniors. “We have a friend of ours that’s a senior, she’s doing very well by herself, but we have a hard time keeping fraudulent people away from her,��� Clarke said. “Hoping to get some ideas on what we could do to help her.” At the end of her presentation, Good-

win told the crowd the final piece of advice she would give them was to create lots of pleasant memories to keep for the future. “Create great memories at the moment that we can revisit, whether it’s by choice or not,” she said. KEEP INFORMED The following are a list of resources provided at the meeting concerning seniors’ mental health: • Canadian Mental Health Association (www.ontario.cmha.ca/seniors). • Mental Health Commission of Canada (www.mentalhealthcommission.ca). • Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (www.ccsmh.ca). • Alzheimer Society (www.alzheimer. ca, www.alzheimersocietyoflanark.ca). • Canadian Alliance on Mental Health Illness and Mental Health (www.camimh. ca). • Public Health Agency of Canada – A Report on Mental Illnesses in Canada (www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/miicmmac/chap_1-eng.php). • Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat (www.seniors.gov.on.ca). For more information on mental health issues, contact Lanark County Mental Health at 613-283-2170 or visit its office, located at 88 Cornelia St. W., Unit A2, in Smiths Falls.

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The following council briefs are from the Town of Smiths Falls committee-of-thewhole meeting that took place at the Smiths Falls Town Hall on Monday, May 9, 2011. All council members were present. INGERSOLL LOOKS TO REMOVE INCENTIVES FOR RECRUITING DOCTORS The town reviewed a resolution brought forth by the Town of Ingersoll that asks for the elimination of incentives for municipal health care professionals’ recruitment incentives. Mayor Dennis Staples and several councillors supported the resolution in theory, but found it unrealistic. Staples told members of council that in a perfect world, healthcare would be the mandate of the province, “but until then we have to find ways to assist with local challenges.” Coun. Lorraine Allen said she would like to see part of the town’s budget go towards cash incentives to help attract doctors to Smiths Falls. “Its’ probably not the right thing, and we shouldn’t be having to do that, but I feel it’s important for our communities to have doctors,” she said. Coun. Jay Brennan said he agreed with the resolution, but did not expect anything to come of it. Coun. Shawn Pankow said he was doubtful the resolution would create change, and added that the town, “needed to have a level playing field.” TOWN LOOKING INTO CAT TAGS The town is looking into ways to counter future rate increases from the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. LAWS is looking for a three-year deal with the town, which

will see the organization’s pound keeper fees increase from $30 to $125 per animal. One of the ways the town is looking at potentially countering the fees is by implementing cat tags. Currently, the City of Ottawa is the only municipality in the area that implements the fees. Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Perth are collectively entering into a three-year contract with LAWS under the increased fees, but have not implemented cat tags. Cats make up a large amount of LAWS’ costs, and the town could save upwards of $10,000 if council decided not to pick up cats, but several councillors were against that option. Coun. Ken Graham told council that not collecting the cats could cause potential health risks, by allowing feral cats to run around freely in the community. “I support a fee for cats,” Graham said. “Cat owners have to realize that dog owners are paying something and cat owners are paying nothing.” Coun. Chris Cummings said that cat owners might be in favour of the tags. “I would want my cat to have tags on it,” Cummings said. “If my cat was tagged I would be contacted if the cat was impounded.” Currently, the majority of cats picked up are left unclaimed.

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Hertiage House Museum hosts free tin toy appraisal THIS WEEK STAFF It’s time to dust off those old tin toys and head down to the Heritage House Museum. The museum will have special guest Randy McDonald in attendance on Sunday, May 15, to offer free tin toy appraisals to residents, from noon to 4:30 p.m. The appraisals are part of the museum’s A Kid at Heart exhibit, that showcases a variety of tin toys, ranging from the 1930s to 1950s, on loan from McDonald’s private collection. People are also encouraged to come by to view the exhibit, which will be on display until May 29. McDonald said he is not a professional

appraiser, but he is happy to offer his advice on the worth of people’s antique tin toys, based on his experience as a collector. The former OC Transpo bus driver has been collecting the toys for eight years. He suggested that interested residents bring tin trucks, cars, trains and playsets for evaluation. McDonald’s collection of more than 200 pieces, includes toys from various American companies, such as Louis Marx, Wyandotte and Lionel. The Heritage House Museum is located at 11 Old Sly’s Road in Smiths Falls and is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 613-283-6311, or email heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca

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Two Smiths Falls residents, including the homeowner, have been arrested on arson charges that stemmed from a fire that occurred at a home on Bourke Street, at approximately 4:40 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. 6. Police found no one inside the residence GIANT TIGER GROWING and the fire was contained and extinguished without incident. After an invesThe Giant Tiger store located at 39 tigation by the Ontario Fire Marshal and Chambers St. submitted an application to the town for a 7,000 square-foot addition to its store front. Council members did not express any concerns over the expansion. Elaine Mallory, the town’s director of administrative and planning services, said construction could begin in early June.

Smiths Falls police, the cause of the fire was determined to be arson. A 25-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were taken into custody on Wednesday, May 4. Both men were charged with arson and arson for fraudulent purposes. Both men have been held for bail. The allegations have not been proven in court. Anyone with further information is asked to call Smiths Falls Police Services at 613-283-0357.

Come golf with us on June 4 or old, we all visit the hospital sometime. We need to make sure that the equipment is always up-to-date, and we are grateful to everyone who helps us to raise the funds we need to support that goal.” For information on how to register to play, how to purchase “dinner only” tickets, or about hole or prize sponsorship opportunities, contact the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation at 613283-9743 or sfchfoundation@bellnet.ca Submitted by the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation.

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The community is invited to participate in the Smiths Falls Community Hospital Foundation’s annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, June 4, at the Lombard Glen Golf and Country Club. “We want to invite everyone to come out and play; you certainly don’t have to be a regular golfer,” says Lise Smith, executive director of the foundation. “Every year we have a fun day outdoors with a great group of people, and the live auction after dinner always generates a lot of excitement.” The tournament will feature 18 holes of golf, with cart rental included, player favours and post-tournament dinner. It is open to the public, and to golfers of all ages and skill levels. Post-tournament dinner and celebration includes a cash bar, team awards and a live auction by the duo, Dan Peters and Amanda Todd. Last year, the event raised more than $16,000, towards the purchase of new equipment, and the maintenance of existing equipment – costs not funded by the government. “The hospital is an important resource for our health and our community,” says Smith. “Young

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Kids in the House

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he joke going around Parliament Hill is that most of the new MPs are the class of 2011. Unless you’re a New Democrat. Then, you’re likely to be called part of the Kindergarten Class of 2011. In fact, you could say that parliament’s Quebec caucus is brought to you by the letters N, D and P, and the number 102. But jokes aside, a lot of the conversation since election night has been about the NDP, and well it should be, considering their best ever-showing, making them Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. It is good news that the new MP from Sherbrooke, Pierre-Luc Dusseault, is Canada’s youngest-ever MP at age 19. Overall, four students from McGill University are now headed to Ottawa. Seeing so many young people on the benches will change how young people view politics. Yes, some will disappoint, but many will rise to the occasion. Sometimes, people succeed best against lowered expectations. Who’s to say that there might not be a future prime minister amongst this crop of young people, not just in the NDP ranks? In all of this though, whither the Liberals? Once one of the most successful political parties in the western world, the Liberals now have only 34 seats in the House of Commons. While it is too early to tell who will lead the party’s decimated ranks, we again come to the issue of youth and a humble suggestion – why not Justin Trudeau for interim leader? It would show the electorate that the Liberals too are serious about young people. Trudeau has said he does not seek the Liberal leadership. By taking the interim job, he could have the best of both worlds – time at the top, albeit with a time limit, and reminding Liberals of happier days, of his father’s legacy. For good or for ill, they should own it. Word has also come out this week that former Prime Minister Jean Chretien has been touting former Ontario Premier Bob Rae as interim leader. Having long-held leadership aspirations, Rae would be better as the party’s future leader. While the Conservatives would love nothing more than to have Rae in their figurative crosshairs for another barrage of insensitive ads, Rae might be a different bird than Dion or Ignatieff. People already know his narrative, for good or ill. You can’t paint Rae as being anything other than he is, and he has experience you can’t buy. Only time will tell.

Editorial Policy Smiths Falls This Week welcomes letters to the editor. Senders must include their full name, complete address and a contact phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and content, both in print and online at www.yourottawaregion. com. To submit a letter to the editor, please email to jason.marshall@metroland.com, fax to 613-267-3986 or mail to Smiths Falls This Week, 12 Russell St. E., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 1E8.

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Does splash pad make sense? Dear Editor, Does a splash pad provide the best value for the community? As I hear the enthusiasm and council’s apparent support for the splash pad, I’m happy because kids might get something to keep them busy and cool in the summer. I have heard the cost of a splash pan can run between $125,000 and $500,000. The town of Smiths Falls has a waterfront swimming area. Before we spend money on another recreational feature in the town we need to consider the benefit on this investment. A beach can offer 1. Recreational and fitness swimming. 2. Swimming lessons. 3. Essential water safety information for kids that live along a dynamic river. 4. Swim teams. 5. Water polo. 6. Masters swim club.

7. Tourism – a beach could create Smiths Falls as an essential stop for families to relax and cool off as they travel through our town. Both a splash pad and a supervised beach will provide a safe area for kids to play in water on hot summer days. It is my belief that value for tax payer dollars will better spent to maintain the beach at Murphy Park before we build a splash pad that will provide less value for our tax dollars. A recommendation of the Waterfront task force, was the creation of a community board to oversee the waterfront and parks of Smith Falls. This board would be able to help ensure the splash pad is the right place to spend our recreation budget. Please look at what we have before you build a splash pad that will offer so much less.

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The Lanark Animal Welfare Society will be tripling its fees in 2011, and town council and staff will have to figure out ways to obtain the additional funding. I’m sure the town will be able to come up with the additional $17,000 they require to pay the fees, but it doesn’t address the bigger funding issues the organization has. It does not receive any form of government funding, so it has to rely heavily on the support of the communities it services. While a big, fat government pay day would ease many of the organization’s financial woes, that cheque isn’t in the mail. So for the time being, feel free to make a donation at www.lanarkanimals.ca/help.htm, adopt an animal, or better yet, if you can’t care for an animal properly, don’t get one. REDHAWKS STILL FLYING HIGH Congrats to the RedHawks girls’ soccer teams for continuing the school’s winning ways. Both the junior and senior teams are currently undefeated and are looking strong heading into the semifinals. If this trend of winning continues, SFDCI is going to need a bigger trophy case. EMBRACING CHANGE Remember give the Chuckles Jack restaurant your two cents sometime in May, and by that I don’t mean yell at the staff. Chase Makort is looking for help to raise funds for five-year-old David Barkley’s campaign against cancer, so bring forth your pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies and toonies, and give David a reason to chuckle.

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Do you and your family eat enough fruits and vegetables? BY TONIA KELLY Strawberries, oranges, melons, apples, pears, peaches, blueberries, grapes, kiwi – yum. Brocolli, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, eggplant, green beans, asparagus – yum, again. Mother Nature is clever. She made the rich, bright colours and great taste of fruits and vegetables to tempt us into good, nutritional eating habits. “Any of the vegetables and fruit that have the dark, rich colours are going to have more nutrients in them,” says Dianne Oickle, registered dietitian. Oickle has been with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit for almost 12 years and, during that time, has been aware of the fact that most of the tri-county population does not eat enough fruits and vegetables. So why this emphasis on eating more fruits and vegetables? “We know that vegetables and fruit have vitamins and minerals that help fight disease, so no matter what stage of life one is at, even if they already have some health conditions, it can certainly help to keep them healthier,” says Oickle. “There are some components in vegetables and fruit that fight cancer, for example, or that help to keep blood cholesterol levels low…At least one serving of green and one serving of orange vegetable every day – that’s where those good diseasefighting nutrients are. The lighter the colour generally the less nutrients, so you go with the darker, richer colours.” Oickle says people have different reasons for eating – or not eating – fruits and vegetables. “Sometimes if you’ve already contracted a disease your motivation will be greater than someone who feels great,” she says. “Alternatively, someone coping with a serious disease may think ‘what’s the point now?’ Everyone’s got different levels of motivation. Fruit and vegetables at any point of health, and at various points of illness, can provide nutrients that will either keep you healthy, or maybe prevent the disease from getting worse, and

improve your quality of life.” Oickle stresses that the eating habits of children – for better or for worse – are role-modelled by their parents. “We see a lot of adults now who don’t eat a lot of vegetables and fruit, and it’s usually because they’ve grown up not eating a lot, and so when it’s not a focus for kids when they’re young it’s not a focus when they’re older, it’s harder for them to take on a new type of eating habit,” says Oickle. Oickle points to the provincial Good Food Box programs – a program in which people buy a box of vegetables and fruit – as a convenient way for people to supplement their diet. “They pay for it at the beginning of each month,” she says, “and they receive it about two weeks later. They buy (the food) at a reduced cost, so it’s a cost-effective way for people to access fruit and vegetables.” That’s the good news, good flavours and good reasons build healthier eating habits into our lifestyles. But then there are, what Oickle calls, “the barriers,” that we confront when we attempt to change the habits of a lifetime. We continue to be astonished each week at the rising cost of food, and, good food, in particular. The price of food soars with the price of gas, as out-of-season food is trucked to us literally from one side of the North American continent to the other. Many people in rural areas, without their own transportation, have little opportunity to comparison shop. “Even for people who live right in town, if they’re walking, it’s really difficult to price-compare and go to different stores for different things, “says Oickle. Then there is the need to break out of our own shopping ruts in order to find food a little cheaper. This requires time and planning, especially for some people think they can only cope with one or two familiar stores.

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Public Health Nutritionist Dianne Oickle with a estimate (at the time of printing) of the cost of one person’s intake of five fruits and five vegetables every day. The recommended daily amount is not large, only half a cup, about the size of a hockey puck. too rapidly you tend to backslide. It’s like a money budget, too strict it’s not going to work, and like an exercise routine, same thing, if you go from no exercise to trying to work out five times a week, of course there’ll be a backslide, because it’s such a huge leap that’s not sustainable.” Oickle encourages people not to try and

completely change their eating habits all at once. “So what I’d say to people trying to incorporate more vegetables and fruit, is maybe if you have a goal every week to try one new vegetable, you do that in week one, and then in week two you keep eating that vegetable and add one other new one and so build on it gradually over days and weeks, rather than trying to jump from 0 to 100 in one step,” she says. Fruit and vegetables should fill up at least half your plate at meal time, says Oickle. “A really good way to visualize your healthy dinner plate is that half of the plate should be vegetables and fruit, a quarter should be a meat or fish serving, and a quarter should be a grain – rice or pasta, for example,” she says. “What we often see is half the plate is meat, half is grain, and there’s not much room left for the fruit and vegetable, just a little bit around the edges.” Oickle also has some thoughts about the gardening season now upon us. “Even without garden space, encourage your kids to plant something in a pot: tomatoes, green peppers, a small project to teach them where food comes from,” she says. “And for people that have the land, but don’t have the time, energy and capacity, invite a friend to share the work and share what you’ve grown. If you can’t eat all you produce, remember to share your bounty with your local food bank.” Oickle reminds people that the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is available to provide advice and support as people adopt healthier eating habits. She encourages people to call for more information at 1-800-660-5853, or visit www.healthunit.org. For more information on the Lanark branch of the Good Food Box program, contact Debbie Doe at 613-283-7996.

CHANGING HABITS Oickle is keenly aware of the danger of backsliding into bad eating habits. “Sometimes when you make a change

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Photo by Desmond Devoy

Paralympic runner Leah Robinson of Kitchener, who represented Canada at the Paralympics in Beijing, China in 2008, speaks to runners before the start of the 5-km run.

Where’s Franktown? Community rallies to find Franktown Photo by Geoff Davies

More than 600 runners of all ages took part in the annual Where’s Franktown? race on Saturday.

Runners burst out of the starting gate on Church Street during the 10 km run. Photo by Desmond Devoy

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Runners streak off down Church Street for the 5 km run, the final one of the day, on May 7 for the Where’s Franktown? Run, a fundraiser for Calvary Christian Academy and local Paralympian runner Noelle Klawitter.


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For kids touched by cancer, Lanark’s Camp Quality provides one week out of the year where they can forget about the disease and concentrate on having fun. “It’s about making their lives better,” said Lillian Dennie, a registered practical nurse who has volunteered at the camp for the past six years. “It’s about giving them that space to make friends and create memories.” Camp Quality takes place in seven locations throughout Canada, and Lanark has been hosting the camp for the eastern Ontario region for the past 11 years. Fundraising every year allows the camp to be offered for free, Dennie said. This year’s camp takes place from Aug. 6 to 12. The camp is available to kids who have cancer, or are now in remission. First-year campers can bring their brothers and sisters along. The week includes everything you would expect to find at a summer camp – swimming, fishing, and campfires. But sometimes, activities also include day trips to the hospital. “Sometimes there are kids that have to get chemo while they’re at camp,” Dennie said. “Someone will take the camp-

er and their companion in and they’ll make a day of going to the hospital.” A team of medical staff is on hand at camp 24 hours a day, including an on-site doctor. Though cancer is what brings everyone together every year, it’s not what camp is about, said Lanark’s executive director, Glenn Mooney. “It’s not about the disease, it’s about having fun,” Mooney said. Campers are paired with a volunteer companion and they spend the entire week together. “They function as a one-onone support for the child at camp,” Mooney said. “We hope they retain that relationship throughout the year.” Volunteers participate in a day-long training seminar before starting camp, Mooney said. During training, companions get to know each other and the camper they will be paired with, along with learning a little bit about cancer and their role at camp. All companions also undergo a police records check. A typical day starts with breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by a morning full of activities before a snack, more activities, then lunch, Dennie said. The afternoon includes a much needed “toes up” time, during which

only quiet activities such as reading or napping are allowed. Volunteer groups such as Perth and Lanark Civitan clubs and Lions Club members help prepare meals certain days of the week, and local firefighters and police often stop by to do demonstrations for the campers. Every year, a different theme is chosen for camp. Past camps have included visits from magicians and drummers, an antique car show and a costume dance – complete with a DJ. The “non-talent” talent show night is a favourite activity every year, Dennie said. Dennie said volunteers have just as much fun as the kids. “Where else can you eat, sleep and play for seven days for free?”

she said. The camp also provides the families of a sick child with a break, Dennie also said. Parents know they can safely leave their child at camp because staff is prepared to deal with any emergency. “They don’t have to worry,” Dennie said. “If an emergency was to arise, they’re going to be notified and we’re going to take care of it.” Mooney said this year, organizers are hoping more males will volunteer as companions. “Last year I think we had 25 campers and 19 were boys,” he said. “We tend to get more female volunteers than male.” Volunteers must be older than 18 and able to commit to a oneday training session in July,

and then to the week-long camp in August. Companions who come back every year are usually matched with their original camper, and are encouraged to keep contact throughout the year, such as occasional phone calls or emails to check up on the camper, just to see how they are doing, Dennie said. Camp isn’t just great for the kids, volunteers also benefit from the camp experience, Dennie said. “We’re there for the kids and you get a whole new experience,” she said. “These kids have a way better focus on life than we will ever know.” Anyone interested in participating in this year’s camp is encouraged to visit http://www. campquality.com.

Public Vehicle/Equipment Auction Saturday, May 21, 2011, 9:00 a.m. Civic #2250, County Road 31, Winchester, ON 613-774-7000 or 1-800-567-1797 More than 300 vehicles and equipment from Federal Government and others Primary list at: www.rideauauctions.com

Funding needed for summer camps budget for camps,” said Maj. Brian Fuller Cost of renting the bus is $3,000 and camping fees cost about $300 per child. Anyone interested in helping sponsor the camping program can contact Fuller at 613-283-3563, or drop by the church at 243 Brockville St.

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• BBQ Fund-Raiser for Lanark Highlands Youth Centre • DJ/Karaoke provided by ‘Pirate of the Rideau’ • Practitioners of various Modalities offering Treatments, Readings & More… • Exhibitors: Native Products with Teaching, Jewellery, Baked Goods, Crafts & More... • Nia Demo at 1 p.m. with Sandra Collins www.NiaNow.com (Blending the essence of the Martial Arts, the Dance Arts and the Healing Arts), please feel free to join in • 50¢ per Stoney Creek Ice Cream Cone sold will be donated to “Grow with Books” • 10% off of everything in the Store – $SAVE$ even more on selected items througout (Beeswax Candles, Honey, Stuffed Olives, Musical Instruments, Educational Toys, Bead Kits, Candle Accessories, Woodstock Chimes, Quartz Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls, Bells, Incense, Liquid Smudge, Sage, Sweetgrass, Feathers, Crystals, Wands, Treasure Stones, Fossils, Inspirational Books, CDs, Tarot & Oracle Decks, DVDs, Leather Journals, Fairies, Angels, Rainforest Frogs, Artwork, Photo Cards, Mirrors, Banners, Scarves of various sizes & colours, Jewellery & More...we really are “SO MUCH MORE THAN A CANDLE STORE” • Visit our Beeswax Candle Making Shop – the home of Bee Glo

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Cars: 08 Prius, 116 kms; 08 Taurus, 113 kms; 07 Aveo, 67 kms; (5)07 Charger, 153-204 kms; 06 Malibu, 126 kms; 06 Taurus, 103 kms; 06 Magnum, 164 kms;06 G6, 145 kms; (2)05 Focus, 169-306 kms; (2)05 Impala, 86-267 kms; 05 G6, 86 kms; 05 Civic, 88 kms; 05 300, 278 kms; 05 Sentra, 94 kms; 05 Altima, 92 kms; 05 Sonata, 169 kms; 05 Sonata, 169 kms; 05 3, 126 kms; 04 SRX, 187 kms; 04 Malibu, 105 kms; 04 Lancer, 120 kms; 04 Epica, 83 kms; 04 Sonata, 167 kms; 04 Impala, 139 kms; 04 Taurus, 213 kms; 04 Maxima, 144 kms; 03 Protégé, 227 kms; (3)03 Impala, 189-248 kms; 03 Civic, 204 kms; 03 Intrepid, 150 kms; 03 Gr Am, 191 kms; 03 Altima, 150 kms; 03 G35, 210 kms; 03 Protégé, 199 kms; 03 Focus, 118 kms; 03 Camry, 211 kms; 02 Century, 212 kms; 02 Jetta, 274 kms; 02 Intrigue, 132 kms; 02 Gr Am, 123 kms; 02 Corolla, 141 kms; 02 Altima, 171 kms; 01 Maxima, 201 kms; 01 Malibu, 246 kms; 01 Accord, 109 kms; 01 Focus, 193 kms; 01 Forester, 230 kms; 01 Saturn, 50 kms; 00 Cr Vic, 199 kms; (6)00 Impala, 158-238 kms; 00 Accord, 202 kms; 99 Civic, 249 kms; 99 Accord, 277 kms; 99 Firebird, 105 kms; 99 Maxima, 260 kms; 99 Civic, 264 kms; 99 Taurus, 135 kms; 99 Cavalier, 155 kms; 98 S70, 228 kms; 98 BMW 3, 170 kms; 98 Intrigue, 253 kms; 97 Maxima, 253 kms SUVs: 07 Compass, 111 kms; 07 Trailblazer, 182 kms; 06 XL7, 127 kms; 06 Equinox, 103 kms; 05 Equinox, 163 kms; 05 Murano, 104 kms; 05 Santa Fe, 122 kms; 05 Explorer, 146 kms; 04 Liberty, 137 kms; 04 Explorer, 210 kms; (2)04 Santa Fe, 118-138 kms; 04 Liberty, 99 kms; 04 Rendezvous, 62 kms; 03 Murano, 203 kms; 03 Liberty, 112 kms; 03 Cherokee, 142 kms; 02 Liberty, 186 kms; 02 Blazer, 192 kms; 02 4Runner, 279 kms; (2)00 Cherokee, 211-235 kms; 98 Pathfinder, 254 kms; 92 Suburban, 463 kms Vans: 08 Montana, 105 kms; 07 Freestyle, 138 kms; 07 Quest, 77 kms; 06 Montana, 139 kms; (2)05 Freestar, 141-156 kms; (2)05 Montana, 124-208 kms; 04 Freestar, 148 kms; 04 MPV, 121 kms; 04 Montana, 187 kms; (2)04 Venture, 92-125 kms; 04 Caravan, 216 kms; 03 Econoline, 234 kms; (2)03 Caravan, 85-133 kms; 03 Windstar, 230 kms; 02 Ram, 61 kms; 02 Odyssey, 160 kms; 02 Express, 288 kms; (3)02 Caravan, 159-220 kms; 02 Montana, 185 kms; (2)02 Venture, 145-248 kms; 01 Astro, 136 kms; 01 Caravan, 182 kms; 00 MPV, 136 kms; 00 Montana, 150 kms; 99 Lumina, 250 kms; 99 Express, 131 kms Light Trucks: 06 F250, 167 kms; 06 Sierra, 114 kms; 05 F150, 138 kms; 05 Sierra, 177 kms; 04 Dakota, 123 kms; 04 Titan, 211 kms; 04 Sierra, 133 kms; 04 F150, 190 kms; 03 Sierra, 227 kms; 03 F150, 119 kms; 02 Ram, 252 kms; 02 Silverado, 374 kms; 01 Dakota, 218 kms; 00 Sierra, 210 kms; 98 F150, 223 kms; 96 Ranger, 144 kms; 95 Sierra, 341 kms Heavy Vehicles: 00 GMC C6500, 120 kms; 92 Freightliner Boom, t/a, 227 kms; 91 IH 2574 Snowplow, 304 kms; 91 Volvo Snowplow, 294 kms; 87 IH Cab & Chassis, 183 kms Trailers: 21’ tagalong, pindle hitch, t/a, tilt, air brakes; 08 HH Utility; Steel Homemade Float; Homemade Car Carrier; 08 Haulmark Cargo; 00 Trub LS1 Utility; 91 Normand 5th Wheel Camper; 10 Brimar DT7 Dump; 00 Reefer; 09 Homemade Car; 97 Jayco Camper Recreational: New 2010 PGO Scooters; 88 Cador Fishing boat; 88 Triton KMV boat; Sundowner Boat Misc: Davtair Truck Box; Easy Kleen Pressure Washers; Bobcat 763, 1175 hrs; Tennant 285 Sweeper; Buckets, Posthole auger, pallet fork new attachments for any Skidsteer loader; Case MX110 tractor, 5046 hrs; 10 Nedland Rolloff Trailer; (6) Nedland Rolloff Containers; JD 4x2 Gator, 1306 hrs; (4) 06 Clubcar Electric Golfcarts

We are supporting the CHEO Foundation again this year and we are looking for donations of vehicles, ATV’s, trailers, lawn mowers, etc. All proceeds will go to the CHEO Foundation. Please contact Hunter at 613-774-7000 if you are interested.

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The Salvation Army in Smiths Falls has asked local residents to help support its summer camps. The charity sends kids to camp at Jackson’s Point in Lake Simcoe each August, but requires assistance raising funds for the trip. “We have about $10,000 in the

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RedHawks girls having a ball ANDREW SNOOK

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The Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute RedHawks girls’ soccer teams have continued the school’s winning ways. Both the senior and junior teams are undefeated so far this year. The senior girls’ team is 3-0, and has outscored its opponents 14-1. The junior team is also 3-0, and has outscored its opponents 8-3. The senior boys’ soccer team is currently 0-2-1, and has two more games scheduled before the semifinals on May 16. All teams will play in the semifinals on May 16. The schedule has not yet been determined. Smiths Falls This Week went to print before the scores for the remaining RedHawks regular season games’ scores were available. Check out the May 19 issue for the results of the semifinal games.

Photos by Geoff Davies

(Above) Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute RedHawks chase after a Perth and District Collegiate Institute player during a game held on Wednesday, May 4, at PDCI. SFDCI came out on top, defeating PDCI by a score of 8-0. SFDCI is currently undefeated with a record of 3-0. They have outscored their opponents 18-1. (At right) senior girls’ goaltender Sydney Dubis celebrates with teammate Morgan Devries, during SFDCI’s 8-0 victory over Perth, on Wednesday, May 4, at PDCI.

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Mark Grady named Bears new head coach ANDREW SNOOK

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The Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears have selected a familiar face to fill the role of head coach for the 2011-12 season. Mark Grady, one of the Bears’ assistant coaches last year, was hired to replace long-time head coach Bill Bowker, who was fired shortly after the team was swept in the first round of the CCHL Tier 1 playoffs by the Pembroke Lumber Kings. Chris Cassell, owner of the Bears organization, said he selected Grady based on his previous experience, but it wasn’t easy. “It took me a while to convince him to do it,” Cassell said. In addition to his experience as the Bears’ assistant coach, Grady coached the Cumberland Grads for four years, and worked as an assistant coach for the Ottawa 67’s. He will work alongside interim general manager Hugh Craig, and new assistant Rob Dopson, to help the team rebound from a disappointing season. Dopson grew up in Smiths Falls

and played goal for three seasons with Smiths Falls’ former OJHL-B team, before going on to have a successful career in minor hockey. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991, and played two games for the1993-94 season. “I hope to help bring the team to where they want to go,” Dopson said. The Bears finished with a record of 27-29-3-3, and finished in eighth place overall. The Bears will be looking to do well at the CCHL Tier 1 draft, scheduled to take place on May 18, at the Earl Armstrong Arena in Gloucester. Smiths Falls have the fifth pick overall, as well as several selections in the second and third round picks. Cassell said he has left the drafting process up to Craig and Dopson. He added that he is unsure if any major changes will be necessary yet to fill holes in the team’s roster, but he knows what kind of results he’s hoping for at the end of the day. “Hopefully we win, that’s the ultimate goal,” he said.

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RALLYING THE TROOPS Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute RedHawks senior boys’ basketball coach Todd Spencer address students during a RedHawks rally held at SFDCI, discussing the accomplishments of his players. The team won OFSAA ‘AA’ basketball gold on March 9. They were the No. 8 seeded team.

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Lombardy Karting tearing up the track

Photos by Andrew Snook

(Top) Drivers get ready to race during the first weekend of go-kart racing for the Lombardy Karting Association, held on May 1. (Bottom) Adrianna Costello finsihes her final lap during a race.

Race director Jay North waves the flag signifying end of session during a race on Sunday, May 1.

Bill Hawes repairs his clutch while getting a hand from Tyler Thompson.

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Chuckles Jack accepting funds for five-year-old’s campaign against cancer ANDREW SNOOK andrew.snook@metroland.com

Anyone looking to lighten their pockets of loose change can drop it off for a worthy cause at the Chuckles Jack restaurant, located at 33 Centre St. Chas Makort, an employee at the restaurant, has been collecting loose change for David Barkley, a five-year-old who has been collecting loose change over the last two years for the Canadian Cancer Society. Barkley suffers from neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in nerve tissues, and affects children and infants. In 2010, Barkley collected $400 for the society. “When I found out he collected $400 on his own, we had to help

him out,” Makort said. Inspired by Barkley’s efforts, Makort set up a fundraising jug inside the restaurant he works at to help Barkley raise additional funds. Makort and David met four years ago, at the survivor’s reception at the Lombardy Relay for Life. Makort was diagnosed with esophageal cancer more than five years ago, and said it nearly killed him. He has been collecting change for Barkley’s campaign since last July. The fundraising will come to an end at the Lombardy Relay for Life, scheduled to take place on June 1011 at the Lombardy Fairgrounds. “We just wanted to let people know where we’re at,” Makort said. “We’re still collecting until June.

So far, with the OPP and in town, we’ve raised $321.76. He wanted to break that record from last year and it looks like we’ll make it.” Makort said anyone interested in donating money to help Barkley can drop it off at the big jug inside Chuckles Jack. “We just wanted to remind the public that were still doing this for our little buddy, last I heard he’s doing okay, but he’s still not out of the woods yet,” he said. With files from Melissa Di Costanzo. File photo

Chuckles Jack employee Chase Makort is collecting loose change for five-year-old David Barkley’s campaign, to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Donations can be dropped off at Chuckles Jack.

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Wonderful family home fronting on the Tay River only 3 kms from Perth. 3+2 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms incl. en suite, sun room, inlaw suite with separate entrance, appliances included, double attached garage, new shingles (2010), new HE propane furnace (2009). $349,000. MLS# 785059 Christian & Norene Allan, 613-207-0834

BURGESSWOOD – Light and bright, elevated ceilings, lovely, welcoming and spacious 5 bedroom home - 2 on upper level and 3 on lower walkout level along with full bath and family room - on a pretty and private 2.81 acre lot in this wonderful community only 10-15 minutes to Perth. Separate dining room or another bedroom on upper level. Many updates. 200 acres of recreational land and 4,000 feet of gorgeous waterfront for residents. $328,900. Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613 326-1361

Character and Convenience: Spacious, 3 bedroom brick bungalow ideally located on a quiet street 2-3 blocks from downtown core and Rideau Canal. Excellent layout with charming country-style kitchen and gorgeous dining/living room with crown molding, red-oak flooring and wood-burning fireplace. New windows (2010). Single car detached garage. $234,500. MLS# 785761 Norene & Christian Allan, 613-812-0407

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$599,000 - Three Wishes! A phenomenal view, pristine shoreline and privacy. This is lakeside living at its best on the beautiful North shore of Otty Lake. Excellent year round access, within 10 minutes of Heritage Perth and an easy 1 hour commute to Ottawa makes this 3 + 1 bedroom 2 storey home with fully developed walkout lower level, a must-see for those in the know. Hardwood flooring, stone fireplace, beautifully updated kitchen with ceramic backsplash, lakeside deck via kitchen patio doors, gorgeous terraced stone work and walkway leading to stone patio at water’s edge. Plenty of room for family and friends with finished lower level featuring kitchenette, large family room and full bath. Double detached log garage with full 2nd level perfect for storage or workshop. Lovely shoreline with rocky pebble/sandy base and good depth just off shore. Great boating and swimming. Live the dream on Otty Lake. MLS # 091191101024800. Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280 • andrew-rivington@coldwellbanker.ca

Privacy, 140 feet of wonderful waterfront, low maintenance 3 bedroom summer or year-round home. So many extras – efficiency plus – heat pump and masonry fireplace; boathouse with sleeping accommodation, storage, hot tub; garage and workshop; boat ramp; automatic generator, etc. Glorious glassed and screened summer room for relaxing and entertaining. Call now for showing - $349,900. Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

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$469,000 - Perfect Big Rideau setting, sandy frontage, level lot, million-dollar sunsets. The 76x224 foot lot has a well appointed 2 bedroom bungalow featuring a covered verandah overlooking the lake - newer family room addition. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

$219,000 - 121 Flat Rock Lane, Otty Lake. Under 10 minutes to Perth with great road access & spectacular sunsets. Well maintained 2 bedroom cottage with 4-pc. Bath and maple flooring in living and dining area. Large glassed-in sunporch overlooks the lake. Windowed attic could convert to third bedroom / sleeping loft. Septic system & lake water. Building raised and re-supported (solid & level)! Call to view. MLS# 742574 Bob Ferguson (C) 613-812-8871 www.bobsperthhomes.ca

WATERFRONT - RIDEAU LAKE

$271,900 - Live on the Rideau! Within minutes of Perth and Smiths Falls excellent year round access - private park-like setting, level natural shoreline providing great boat access into the rideau system - wooded, landscaped grounds, paved driveway - energy efficient & low maintenance 3 bedroom bungalow - very reasonable taxes for this waterfront home - large family room addition, modern oak kitchen, attached single garage with plenty of storage space - lake water system for plants & lawns - sit back on the lakeside deck & enjoy nature in your backyard. MLS 787272 Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280 • andrew-rivington@coldwellbanker.ca

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www.ColdwellBankerPerth.com Saturday, May 14 • 12-1:30 p.m. • 516 Christie Lake Rd. $234,000

Directions: from Perth follow Christie Lk Rd. for about 3 km, property on right. Unbelievable good value for this home & 12 acre property - 2 storey board & batten constructed house built in 1892 & solid as a rock - house has had everything imaginable updated, renovated or replaced including lath & plaster removed & drywall put in place, new oak kitchen with breakfast bar, both full baths updated, all plumbing, wiring (100 amp service), oil furnace & oil tank, all new thermopane windows & steel exterior doors, most flooring replaced, enclosed 3 season south facing sun room, wett compliant woodstove, lots of closets & storage space added - laundry on same level as bedrooms, master has attached office or nursery room - side door entrance into mud room - 12.9 Acres consists of some open, some planted pines (30-35 years old) & some mixed bush - great gardening potential! MLS# 091191601530800. Hostess: Sheri 613-812-1215

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97 acre hobby farm featuring a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom stone home with walk-up attic and renovated kitchen, detached double garage, barns with 7 box stalls/tackroom and steel machine shed. Beautiful land within 7 kms of Perth, very private. $469,900. MLS# 792261 Call Christian Allan for more details 613-207-0834

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$209,000 - Get set for summer - 2 bedroom, 4 season cottage on the south shore of beautiful dalhousie lake - 100 feet of clean shoreline at your doorstep with great swimming, fishing & boating - level, private, pretty lot featuring mature trees & split cedar rail fence - room for friends & family with spacious family room & dining room with patio walkout - curl up on cool nights by the wood burning fireplace or airtight woodstove while enjoying the beautiful view - cottage living made convenient with full kitchen, 3 piece bath, drilled well, large bedrooms, bunkie, lakeside decking, electric baseboard heat & easy access - approximately 20 minutes to Perth and an easy commute to Ottawa! MLS # 791631

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Country privacy, 13.5 acres less than 10 minutes from Perth. Full 2 storey, 2000+ square foot farmhouse, pine floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, woodstove in living/dining room area, country-sized kitchen, main-floor laundry/mud room, storage, detached powered workshop - many updates & renovations, high efficiency propane furnace, central air. $354,900. Call Joanne Bennell, 613-812-0505 OR Barbara Shepherd, 613 326-1361

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$369,000 - Country living conveniently located on the edge of town - truly stands out with beautiful curb appeal, well manicured grounds, man-made pond in backyard - 12-year-old custom-built bungalow with 2+1 bedrooms & 2 full baths features open concept living - fireplace in living room, central air & central vac, attached triple car heated garage - fully developed lower level with huge family room, large bedroom, free standing gas fireplace, bar area and plenty of storage - high speed internet available, garbage & recycling pickup, underground dog fence. MLS # 791886 Andrew Rivington 613-812-3280 • andrew-rivington@coldwellbanker.ca

17 Alvin St. $195,000 perfect central location for this 2+1 bedroom bungalow - features include efficient gas heat & central air, large L shaped living/dining room with maple hardwood floors, spacious front foyer with closet, lovely updated kitchen with new maple cabinets & side door entrance to concrete walkway, patio door to private rear deck & yard - master bedroom has a wall of cupboards & storage, 4 piece bath & 2nd bedroom on main level - lower level sees a nicely finished family room with corner gas fireplace, a large bedroom & great workshop/storage area - maintenance free exterior with vinyl siding, boyd block accent at front, some new windows, aluminum soffit & fascia & eavestroughing - newer front steps & decking - no neighbours to the rear of the property - very quiet area - walk to downtown & golf! MLS# 092103007016000. Sheri 613-812-1215 IN TOWN

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106 Drummond St., E., Perth $275,000 - if a large country sized home, with country charm and character set on a country sized “intown” lot appeal to you....Then look no further!! Perfect size for a large active family. Spacious rooms on all levels of this 3 or 4 bedroom home. Excellent closet and storage space, ash hardwood floors all through the main level with pine finishing on most of the walls. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate a long kitchen table with lots of area to move around it. Generous amount of cupboard & counter space as well. Back foyer provides excellent access in from the double sized paved driveway, then leads to the main floor laundry and 3 piece bathroom then into the kitchen. The large “L” shaped dining/living room provides loads of room to arrange your furniture however you would like. Inviting front foyer has a nice pine rail leading to the upper level. Large bedrooms on the upper level, each with closets and the master has a built-in dressing table & drawers & is finished in pine as well. The basement area is partially finished and could be used for a 4th bedroom or family room area. Efficient gas heat & hot water and there’s central air as well. MLS# 092101002501100. Sheri 613-812-1215

4495 WATSONS CORNERS Rd., McDonalds Corners $ 189,900 - very lovely 1 ac lot overlooking a mature maple bush in the heart of Lanark Highlands just south of the hamlet of McDonald’s Corners. There are an incredible number of features that will put this home first on your list to see including: main flr: gleaming maple flrs & patio door in spacious living room, pine accented four season sunroom, generous cupboard, counter space, a wonderful centre island with extra sink & breakfast bar, pocket doors plus built-in appliances in the kitchen, dining room has 2 windows, updated & fresh 4 pce bathrm. Lower level: family rm/bedroom has 2 closets & walk-in storage, utility/laundry is huge with big work table, workshop has lots of built-in shelving, centre work bench & outside access. Lots of fun for the whole family outside from the deck & pool area to the hot tub “cabana” area. Good storage buildings for wood, pool & patio stuff, lawn & garden toosl & then there’s the drive shed building for all the other things. New shingles 2008 MLS# 094000403506000. Sheri 613-812-1215

234 Bernice Cresc., Chaloa Acres North $ 318,000 - Desirable residential neighbourhood of Chaloa Acres just a couple of minutes to downtown Perth-beauty, warmth & value in this custom built 3 bedroom 1400 square foot bungalow-features include new oak flooring in lbing, dining, hallway & master bedroom, ceramic completed in kitchen, 2 bathrooms & foyer, laminate flooring in other 2 bedrooms-both levels are bright & airylower level with spacious family room with patio door walkout to backyardmain bath with 1 piece molded tub unit & oak vanity, 3 piece ensuite bath with shower-laundry/2 piece bath on lower level-storage area is insulated & drywalled & positioning of window & additional door would be conducive to an extra bedroom-paved double drive, central air, central vac, iron removal water treatment system, nicely landscaped. MLS# 091990802040400. Sheri 613-812-1215

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6071 Hwy. 43 - $266,000 - Absolutely fantastic home for you and your family! Has been extremely well maintained and cared for by the current owners and it’s waiting for you. This 4 bedroom home is ideal for an active family. The features include a master bedroom to die for, with Juliet balcony, built-in cabinets & cupboards and a gorgeous ensuite bath, lovely hardwood floors and ceramic in many of the rooms, golden oak cabinets, newer counter top and an efficient 5 ft island/ breakfast counter in the spacious kitchen, newer bay window in bright living room, separate formal dining room with terrace door to rear deck, pickwick pine & a lovely corner gas fireplace highlight the cozy lower level family room, separate den/office, bright laundry & storage area plus a large utility/storage room also. The double attached garage is insulated and drywalled. The gorgeous inground pool has stairs as well as a ladder and a lovely concrete patio and wrought island fencing around the perimeter. Efficient gas heat & hot water. Paved driveway with turnaround. Located only 2 minutes to Perth. MLS 0919980201960700. Sheri 613-812-1215

Sunday, May 15 • 1 - 3 p.m. Directions: from Perth take North Street out over the railroad tracks for 1 kilometre - property on the left. $229,000 - 2 minutes from downtown Perth, this completely renovated side-split offers more than 1600 square feet of quality living space on a mature landscaped & wooded 2.86 acre lot. Perfect for a home business or large family. MLS# 782546 Bob Ferguson (C) 613-812-8871 www.bobsperthhomes.ca

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SUNDAY, MAY 15 • 11:30-1:00 p.m. • 394 Kenyon Rd. $249,900 Directions: Scotch Line (Cty. Rd. 10) right on Otty Lk North Shore Rd. follow to Kenyon Rd. to #394. What a lovely setting, sits up on a little knoll with beautiful 6.84 Acre grounds & wooded area surrounding it excellent access on paved road only 10 minutes to downtown perth - this 1536 square foot log bungalow has seen many updates & renovations completed in the past few years - very bright & cheery interior with the log walls exposed - new flooring throughout most of both levels - beautiful fieldstone fireplace with pine mantle highlights the spacious living room - country sized eat-in kitchen has loads of counter & cupboard space & has a new counter top & built-in dishwasher - main level laundry, 2 bedrooms & 4 piece bath finish off the main level - lower level is almost finished including family room with exterior access, bedroom & recreation room (could be 4th bedroom) - 24x24 det. MLS# 091191101021304 Hostess: Sheri 613-812-1215

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$319,000 - This Victorian brick home has been tastefully updated & renovated but still maintaining the character & charm of the period. High ceilings, hardwood floors, oversized trims & moulding, and generous sized principal rooms are just a few of the prominent features. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

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Spacious 4 bedroom Penthouse Condominium - enjoy beautiful sunsets from your own private rooftop patio. Flooded with sunshine and spectacular views on 3 sides. $250,000. MLS # 770335. Call Andrew Rivington, Cell: 613-812-3280

$275,000 - Huntingdon Green - Perth’s luxury condominium backing onto the Tay River only minutes from the core of historic Perth and Perth Golf Club - this 2 bedroom unit is located on the ground floor with two walkout patio doors. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123 CLOSE TO PERTH

$549,000 - This 1817 stone home has been tastefully renovated and restored – approximately 3220 sq. ft., the home features 10’8” ceilings, pine & hardwood floors, original heritage 12&24 pane windows, deep sills with working interior shutters, oversized trim & mouldings and a gorgeous dream kitchen. Paul Martin, 613-264-0123

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Fenik said. “I think we’re going to bring our lovely wives with us and make an evening of it.” Fenik said he would definitely participate again. “I thought that was a pretty good competition to get into,” he said. “I’m hoping next year to do the same thing, maybe get an Eastern Ontario challenge going.” As Renfrew County chief paramedic Mike Nolan indicated at the outset of the campaign, the health profiles of both counties both left something to be desired. Therefore, the campaign was aimed at getting participants to adopt a healthier lifestyle, including better nutritional choices and appropriate exercise habits. When considering the total amount of weight and inches lost (according to a waistline measurement), Lanark County lost 11 per cent, or 533.3 pounds and 212.5 inches. Renfrew County lost a combined total of 8.2 per cent, or 433.6 pounds and 155.75 inches. “We had a very positive response,” said health promotion officer Melissa McInnes of the Renfrew County paramedic

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Lanark County has prevailed in the first-ever Slim Till You Win competition with Renfrew County. The event kicked off in February, as part of heart health month, then continued through March and April. The final results were based on statistics for 185 participants from each of the two counties. Perth Mayor John Fenik was one of the participants. He finished the competition just one pound shy of his weight loss goal of 16 pounds. He credits his loss of 15 pounds to portion control and exercise. “Half my plate was always salad or vegetables,” he said. “I walked pretty well every day.” Fenik also had a side bet with other officials in the area, with Fenik promising a steak dinner to the one who lost the most weight. Aubrey Churchill, reeve of Drummond/North Elmsley Township was declared the winner. “He (Churchill) emailed me back and said ‘I’m really looking forward to the steak dinner’ because he lost 24 pounds,”

service. “People were very happy to participate from the get-go. We hope to do it again.” Back in February, federal health minister Leona Agulukkag said heart health month represented a chance “for us all to focus on steps we can take to help prevent cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes.” She noted nine out of 10 Canadians older than 20 have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Some of these factors high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, stress, physical inactivity, not eating enough fruits and vegetables, and being overweight or obese. With files from Kassina Ryder Paramedic Rob Dodge looks on as Renfrew County Warden Bob Sweet does his final weigh-in in the Slim Till You Win competition. In the background is paramedic Steve Osipenko. Photo by Steve Newman

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Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples surveys Becca Roberts’ display on the Quebec town of Pink, which is named after one of her relatives. “I really like roll-up-the rim,” added Wood. “It’s my favourite time of year.” For other displays, the history of our country is a lot more personal. Becca Roberts, 14, did a display on the Quebec town of Pink, which was named after one of her distant relatives, Charles Pink, who was born in County

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A. Macdonald, was also really good in office, but that Canada’s longest serving prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, must have also had a lot to recommend him. “Considering the number of years he got through, I’m assuming he did really good,” said Heagy of Canada’s PM from 1921, on-and-off, until 1948. Like Monette, she too was surprised to find out some interesting tidbits during her research. For example, in 1965, a young Liberal MP called John Turner, a stellar athlete, rescued a drowning John Diefenbaker during a vacation in Barbados. In 1984, Turner would himself become prime minister. Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson also had a brush with death when a plane he was flying in crashed during the Second World War. But when it comes to all things Canadian, the only thing that beats both politics and hockey is, of course, Tim Hortons. “I like hockey and I like Tim Hortons and doughnuts and it’s so much a part of Canada,” said Tori Wood, 11. Wood brought in some freshly baked Tim Bits for her display. She admitted that while she did not know that Horton had a family of four children, she also did not know that he played for four NHL teams too, apart from the Toronto Maple Leafs (the remaining three being the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres).

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FRANKTOWN – Two of the biggest races in the country – the federal election and the Stanley Cup playoffs – were on prominent display at the Calvary Christian Academy Heritage Fair recently. “I’m a big hockey fan and I was just really curious about how it started,” said Nathan Monette, 12, as he beheld his home-made Stanley Cup, which still reeked of silver spray paint from the night before. Monette’s cup – which is about as close as people will get to seeing the real Stanley Cup in the Ottawa Valley this season – was made up of a water bottle, an ice cream tub, a half container of yogurt and a bowl. The annual fair is a chance for students to examine uniquely Canadian topics, which sometimes bring about interesting revelations for students. “What really surprised me was that Lord Stanley was the governor general,” said Monette. “It also surprised me how many errors were on the cup,” with the latest printing error taking place as recently as last year for the winning Chicago Blackhawks. While the Blackhawks are a good original six team, Monette does not see them hoisting the real Stanley Cup into the air again this year. “I’m hoping Vancouver will win,” said Monette. “I think they will be up against the Philadelphia Flyers.” Canada’s other national pastime, bare-knuckle politics, was also on display with Alissa Heagy’s work on the prime ministers of Canada at the April 21 event. She admitted that the ongoing federal election was her prime motivation for wanting to find out more about the men – and woman – who have occupied 24 Sussex Dr. “We vote for who we trust and the prime minister is someone you trust to lead your country,” said Heagy, who not only said she would vote for the current office holder, Stephen Harper, if she could, but she accurately predicted that Harper would return to office on May 2. “I believe Stephen Harper should win because my dad votes for Harper,” specifically because of Harper’s stand on human rights in China, Heagy said. She adds that another Conservative prime minister, Sir John

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Armagh, Northern Ireland, in lumbia and we went by White 1750, and died in Aylmer, Que- River,” said Reid. The town has bec in 1848. Roberts said she was a plaque commemorating the compelled to take up the display fact that one of the most famous because she had heard so many children’s characters of recent people wonder over the years times is from northern Ontario. why the town was named Pink. “I was amazed at how much Two of Roberts’ school mates of his history was in Canada. I chose to venture into Canada’s actually though he was Ameriunique spot in the pantheon of can,” said Reid. fictional characters in books. “It’s one of my favourite carMadison Reid, 11, did a display toons.” on that silly old bear, Winnie the Another more instantly recPooh. During the First World ognizable Canadian literary War, Captain Harry Colebourn icon was Anne of Green Gables, was on his way across Canada by and nine-year-old Maura Atkintrain, when they made a stop in son looked every inch the part, White River, Ont., between Sault dressed up as Anne, complete Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. with an authentic red pigtail wig Colebourn picked up a female she picked up in Prince Edward bear cub, whom he named Win- Island last summer. nipeg, after his home town. The “I like her personality, she’s bear accompanied Colebourn to funny,” said Atkinson. “When Europe, where he became the we go to our grandparents unit’s mascot. After the conflict, house, they have the (Anne of the bear retired to the London Green Gables) movies and we Zoo, where he was affectionate- like to watch them before we go ly called Winnie by the locals. to bed.” It was there that author A.A. Milne, along with his son, Christopher Robin, first spotted the bear, and history was made. Coldwell Banker Rideau Heartland Realty Ltd. BROKERAGE “My fam23 Beckwith St. N., Suite 203, Lisa Brennan-Trudel ily and I were Sales Representative*** Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 2B2 An Independently Owned and Operated Member Broker of Coldwell Banker Affiliates of Canada 613-283-7788 ext. 27 travelling to British CoOPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE 466562

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NEW $299,900. Privacy on the Rideau System on Opinicon Lake. Incredible large views and sunsets! 2 bdrm Panabode, maintenance free BC redwood cedar cottage w/ 240’ frontage. Huge 65’ deck is great for entertaining. Spend your time in the screened porch sipping coffee. All furniture included. Clear, rocky waterfront. Great swimming! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435. $169,900. Buckshot Lake, near Plevna. Private 1.8 acre lot w/196ft frontage on one of Ontario’s most pristine, weed-free lakes. Gorgeous tall trees, stunning lake view, and great swimming. 4-season access. Wonderful spot to build your year-round home or summer getaway. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

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PINNED FOR SERVICE Col. Bill St. Jean, regional director of the 585 Rideau Squadron, presented Capt. Derek Moffitt with the Air Cadet League of Canada service pin for 20 years of service to the Air Cadet Program on Wednesday, May 4, at 585 Rideau Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets Smiths Falls. Captain Penny Irish received the same award but for 30 years of service. Moffit also received his Canadian Decoration (CD) for12 years of service as a Canadian Forces (CF) officer, while Irish received her gold clasp in recognition for over 30 years service with the Order of St Johns.

sion and other mental health issues are medical conditions. “I feel addiction is where mental health was 20 years ago,” he said. Participants in the Skills Link program through Perth’s Youth Action Kommittee provided input on addiction from the perspective of Lanark County’s young people. Nineteen-year-old Tyler Gaylord said he believes one of the biggest myths about addiction is that is a youth-oriented problem. “It’s more than just youth who are troubled,” he said. “It’s everybody.” Focus should be put on providing accurate information about drugs and their effects rather than on prevention, fellow Skills Link participant Steve Latrielle told the crowd. He said prevention often doesn’t work, especially when it comes to parents and teens. “We’re sneaky,” he said. “If we really want to do it, we’ll find a way to do it,” he said. There are currently five municipal drug strategy groups operating in the Lanark County area, which

operate in Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Beckwith Township, Lanark and another group that encompasses Tay Valley, Drummond North Elmsley and Perth. Smiths Falls is currently working to establish its own group, Kidd said. “It has to be county-wide,” he said. For those living with addiction, Perth’s Salvation Army holds Narcotics Anonymous meetings at their location on 40 North St. every Friday from 8 to 9 p.m. A meeting for parents in the region is also being planned, which is expected be held at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place.

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From front page Kolbe said the new clinic will help Perth and Smiths Falls residents, who often had to travel to larger centres such as Brockville and Ottawa in order to reach a methadone clinic. “Some were hitchhiking throughout the winter,” he said. Kolbe said his biggest message to the crowd at the meeting was the role shame plays in addiction. People who need help are often afraid they will simply be seen as an “addict,” and many won’t seek the help they need, even for other medical conditions. “I think that’s one of the biggest barriers to accessing treatment,” he said. The fear of this stigma can be so debilitating, Kolbe said sometimes people won’t go to the hospital even for a medical emergency. “They will put themselves at huge risk to avoid being viewed as an addict,” he said. “Even patients that have a serious medical issue, I literally have to force them to go.” Reducing the stigma about addiction is key to treatment, and Kolbe likened current public perception about addiction to how mental health issues were perceived two decades ago. Public education and other advancements since that time have helped people realize depres-

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Peacefully at the Perth District Hospital on Wednesday May 4, 2011. Patricia Margaret Taylor, age 66 years.

Beloved husband of Carol Kelly. Loving father of Karen (Greg), Corey (Linda) and predeceased by son Kevin. Cherished as Papa Gerry by grandchildren Kristy, Andrew, Michael, Cathy (Greg), Carter and by his great grandchildren Olivia, Jacob and Ellie. Special thanks to the Kemptville Hospital Nurses and Support Staff.

FOSTI; Hilda Pearl (nee Gray) Peacefully at Hilltop manor on Thursday April 28, 2011. Hilda Pearl Fosti (nee Gray), age 97 years.

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Predeceased by her first husband Clarence Kerr and her second husband of 50 years, Steve Fosti. Daughter of the late George and Mary Gray. Loving mother of Shirley (Lyle) Gibson. Cherished grandmother of Shelly (Pete) and John (Connie). Great grandmother of Shane and Quinton (Besty) and great-great grandmother of Reagan and Fox. Hilda is predeceased by her sister Veda, brothers Elmer, Lloyd, Gordon, Ivan, Tony, Arthur, Gerald and Russell. Friends called at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday May 2, 2011 from 11 AM until service time in the chapel at 1 PM. Donations in memory of Hilda to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online Condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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Friends called at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday May 9, 2011 for visitation from 4-6 PM. Donations in memory of Gerry to the Cancer Research Ride the Rideau Fund or C.H.E.O would be appreciated.

Beloved wife of Larry Taylor. Loving mother of Tammy (Brad), Mary Jane, Richard (Jaimie). Cherished grandmother of Meghan Sloane, Brayden and Tristen. Dear sister of Fred, Harold, Norma and Freda. Predeceased by brother Jed and Richard. Loving sister-in-law to Linda (Mel) Jordan, Kim, Glen and loving daughter-in-law to Maud Nolan. Pat will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. A Memorial Service will be held at Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 1 PM. Donations in memory of Pat to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online Condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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tournament, school tours, coffee house, decade rooms, live auction, barbecue dinner and dance, and Sunday family brunch. For registration and tickets, visit the website at: www.hillcrestottawa50th. ca. Ticket sales are limited and will not be sold at the door. FRIDAY, MAY 13 - Perth’s Studio Theatre will play host to musician Sarah Harmer at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, and are available at by calling Riverguild Fine Crafts (51 Gore St. E., Perth) at 613-267-5237. – Duncan J. Schoular Public School will host a fundraiser at 8 p.m., featuring the Yuk Yuk’s comedy troupe. The 100minute show will take place in the school gymnasium, and will showcase four of Ontario’s top comedians – Wafik Nasaralla, Peter Grunstra, Ryan Dennee, and Dave Atkinson. The night is part of a series of events planned to help raise $30,000 for a playground reconstruction fund. Tickets for the show are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. They can be purchased ahead of time through the school office. The show features content suitable only for adults, so minors will not be allowed entry. For more information, contact the school at 613-283-1367. SATURDAY, MAY 14 - There will be an Eastern “Regional” Games meeting at the Smiths Falls Senior Activity Centre, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Officials are still needed for floor shuffleboard, euchre, darts, cribbage, and bid euchre (four).

- The Trinity United Church (41 Market St. N.) will host its Indoor Mega Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be barbecue food available for purchase. - The Heritage House Museum (11 Sly’s Rd.) will host a genealogical workshop to help people trace their family roots. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $20, if registered by May 9, or $25 if registered by May 12. For more information, call 613-283-6311, or email heritagehouse@ smithsfalls.ca - The Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) will host an open house and garage sale, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lanark Animal Welfare Shelter on Glenview Road. Donations are welcome. Items can be dropped off before May 14. - The REAL Deal Store (85 William St. W., Smiths Falls) will host a heritage cedar rail fence building workshop. For more information, contact 613-283-7999. SUNDAY, MAY 15 - The Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 will host its Main Street Jamboree, with live music from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will take place at 5 p.m. There will be an Open Stage. Entertainers are no charge. Spouses and children aged 12 and under are $6. Everyone else is $12. There will be share the wealth ticket draws and free dinner draws. - The Elgin Lioness Club will host a fundraiser featuring the band, Buddy Holly Live. They will be performing from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Elgin Lions Hall. Admission is $20. - The Heritage House Museum (11 Sly’s

Rd.) will host a free antique, tin toy appraisal from noon to 4:30 p.m. The appraisal is part of the A Kid at Heart exhibit that runs until May 29. For more information, call 613-283-6311, or email heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca - St Johns Anglican Church (2 George St. S., Smiths Falls) will host a community dinner at 3:45 p.m. All are welcome to attend. FRIDAY, MAY 20 - The Live Poets Society (LiPS) will host its “Let’s Get Mental” night at The Factory Grind in Perth. It will have live music by band Brushfyre. Admission is $5. For more information, email danielle. gregoire@hotmail.com SATURDAY, MAY 21 - The Smiths Falls Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale will be held at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 (7 Main St. E.). Doors open at 9 a.m. A wide variety of plants grown by our members will be available affordable prices. Proceeds go towards the society’s community projects. For more information, call Sharon at 613283-0996. THURSDAY, MAY 26 - There will be a swap night at the Asilio (25A Main St. W.) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. New and gently used goods will be available. Bring something that someone could use and who knows what you’ll find. Admission is $1 at the door

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