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Cat owners must have pets tagged ANDREW SNOOK

Smiths Falls Meat and Deli owner says he’s being asked, on his dollar, to prove his new mascot isn’t a risk to pedestrians.

The cat is out of the bag. Town council approved the mandatory tagging of cats by pet owners at their regular meeting of council on June 6. The decision to tag cats stemmed from an increase in fees from the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. LAWS is looking for a three-year agreement with the Town of Smiths Falls, where pound keeper fees will increase significantly to help counter operating costs. Joan Schapansky, treasurer for LAWS, wrote in an email that the society’s expenses have been exceeding its income fairly consistently, so had to “analyze income sources.” “LAWS has been very fortunate to be able to sustain the shelter for the last 35 years through the generosity of donors, volunteers, estate bequests and continuing fundraising efforts,” said Schapansky. “We receive no government assistance. Our yearly expenses are now approaching $400,000.” Currently, the town is paying $50 for each dog brought to LAWS by animal control officers, and $35 for cats.


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HAMMER TIME Greg “The Hammer” Valentine is coming to Smiths Falls on June 24 to replace the injured Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.



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WALKING FOR A CAUSE Hundreds gathered at the Lombardy Fairgrounds on Friday night for the annual Relay For Life event for the Canadian Cancer Society. The 12-hour event is a nation-wide fundraiser for cancer research, giving recognition to those who have been touched by the illness. Over the past 11 years, the Lombardy Relay for Life has raised over $2.8 million. For more photos, see page 11.

Heritage House Museum turns 30 THIS WEEK STAFF The Heritage House Museum celebrated its 30th birthday this week, having originally opened its doors on June 13, 1981. The house that was converted into the museum was designated a heritage property with

the help of the Smiths Falls and District Historical Society in the late 1970s, but the house had fallen into disrepair. The house was renovated and converted to the home of the Heritage House Museum with the help of the town, town council, local service clubs and

many volunteers. It is currently home to more than 100,000 artifacts and eight fully furnished rooms. Check out next week’s edition of Smiths Falls This Week for a feature on the Heritage House Museum’s last 30 years in the community.

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Dancing with Flare Local dancers clean up at competitions in Peterborough and Gatineau ANDREW SNOOK

Seven may be a lucky number, but this time, luck has nothing to do with it. Seven young ladies from Smiths Falls’ Flare Dance Studio recently competed in two competitions in Peterborough and Gatineau, alongside large teams from Toronto and other large urban areas. And they held their own. The dancers competed at Dancefest in Peterborough from May 27 to 29, and the ninth annual Shine Competitions in Gatineau at the end of March, and took home a ton of hardware. In total, the seven dancers earned 23 medals, including four high gold, seven gold and 12 high silver. The studio’s competitive dance team comprised of Taylar Brown, 16; Meredith Gillespie, 19; Taylor Berry, 16; Allysha Nicholson, 13; Mikaela Swim, 13; Maryn Hendry, 12; and Zophia Lentz, 9. Sarah Abbass, owner and instructor for Flare Dance Studio, said she was extremely proud of her team. She said her favourite thing about teaching dance was watching her students improve. “I like seeing them succeed and grow,” she said. “Seeing how much they put in (throughout the year) and the look on their faces when they succeed.” Abbass has been teaching dance for 26 years, and has owned and operated Flare Dance Studio for 13 years. She currently teaches 89 students out of her studio located on 30 Dean St. in Smiths Falls. “I started when I was four,” she said. Many of Abbass’ students started at a similar age. Hendry said she started dancing when she was three years old, and has been competing for four years.

At the two recent dance competitions, she collected a high gold medal, two gold medals and one high silver medal for her tap and open dance routines. “I like it a lot, more than doing it at the recital,” Hendry said, referring to the competitions. “It’s fun; it’s more challenging but it’s fun,” said Swim. “I like going to the different events,” said Lentz. Berry said she enjoys being up on stage, showing the crowd what she has learned and the work that goes into it and being able to showcase her skills. Brown, who said she has been dancing for 11 years (four years competitively), said she enjoys going to the competitions to watch and learn from the other dancers. “(The toughest thing about competing is) getting your energy level up and getting all your moves on stage,” she said. Gillespie said she got into dancing to fix her feet. “I had crooked feet when I was little and I wanted to straighten them out,” she said. Abbass said she always enjoyed performing herself growing up. When she was 12 years old, she won the title of Miss Majorette of Canada for baton twirling, and held the title three years in a row. She also represented Canada at the World Championships in 1992 and 1994. She decided to open up the studio when she was 17 years old. Abbass teaches a variety of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and acro. She said the students learn how to dance individually and as part of a team. “Whenever everyone is there they support you a lot,” Nicholson said.

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Dance instructor Sarah Abbott huddles together with dancers Taylar Brown, Meredith Gillespie, Mikaela Swim, Allysha Nicholson, Maryn Hendry, Taylor Berry and Zofia Lentz, at Flare Dance Studio on Tuesday, June 7. The girls recently competed in two dance competitions and took home more than a dozen medals between them. DANCE CAMP Abbass will be teaching a summer dance camp from July 4 to 8, for children aged three to 14. She said it is a good way for children to try dancing and see if it is something they would like to pursue. For more information on Flare Dance Studio or its summer dance camp, visit

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WWE legend Greg “The Hammer” Valentine to headline wrestling event on June 24 ANDREW SNOOK

WWE legend Greg “The Hammer” Valentine has agreed to replace Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake at Great North Wrestling’s first ever professional wrestling card at the Smiths Falls Community Memorial Centre on Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Beefcake suffered a quad injury that has left him unable to compete at the event. When Valentine heard about Beefcake’s injury, he said he was happy to take his place at the event and help him out. “I got hurt myself, tore my quad a few years ago,” Valentine said. “Brutus took my place when I was hurt, so I’m returning the favour.”

Valentine added that it doesn’t take much motivation to get back into the action. He recently wrestled a bout in Milwaukee. “It’s hard to keep to me out of the ring,” he said. Valentine said one of the things he’s looking most forward to is meeting and mingling with his fans. He said they can expect a lot of the classic moves he’s always used throughout his successful wrestling career. “I don’t have the shin guard, but they can see Greg “The Hammer” Valentine as good as he ever was,” he said. “I like to wrestle and I like to mix it up. I love to get in there and I still love to wrestle. I was excited to take Brutus’ place up in Canada. The fans can expect The Hammer to coming crashing down.” He said he hasn’t found out who is op-

ponent is yet, but he’s confident he’ll be victorious. Valentine brings with him 35 years of wrestling experience. He has wrestled against other great legends of ring including, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and countless others. Valentine still has words for Flair, one of his greatest adversaries. “I’m still the best. Ric Flair says he’s the best, I’m the best.” ADDITIONAL MATCHES The show will also feature independent stars Hannibal, Soa Amin, Jeremy Prophet, Genesis, Chaz Lovely, a women’s match and more.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at, or at the door at Smiths Falls Community Memorial Centre, located at 71 Cornelia St. W. Ticket prices are as follows: stands $10, general ringside $15 and VIP gold ringside $20. Prices increase by $5 at the door. Great North Wrestling has been operating since 2004 and has showcased Canadian independent stars, as well as many well-known stars who have made their names in major wrestling companies such as WWE and TNA, as well as those in Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The company has organized events in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Alberta. For more information, contact 613-2650712,, or visit

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Political News


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The following stories cover the Lanark County Council meetings which took place on June 8, 2011. Councillors absent from the meeting included Aubrey Churchill, Ed Sonnenburg, Wendy LeBlanc, John Gemmell, Pat Dolan, Brian Stewart and Smiths Falls representative Dennis Staples. AUDITOR’S REPORT SUGGESTS BETTER RESERVES SAVINGS

commitment and compassion of care of the multi-disciplinary team at Lanark Lodge,� Pidgeon states in her report. Pidgeon said the survey helps staff identify and work to improve its performance as well as recognize staff for this positive feedback. “The staff of Lanark Lodge should be recognized for their diligent efforts and their ongoing commitment to fulfill our mission of people caring for people,� she said. MOBILE UNIT SEEKS COUNTY FUNDING

Lanark County’s auditor says though the county is in good financial shape, it needs to put more money aside for a rainy day. Howard Allan presented his 2010 auditor’s report to Lanark County councillors at its corporate services committee meeting June 8. Allan said though the county has increased its ratepayer tax base over the past five years, its federal and provincial government funding has remained static. As a result, Allan said the county has to cut its government funding dependency while its reserves savings should increase. He added a reserves policy is necessary especially since the government has been pushing municipalities to become more financially independent. “The trend is the government wants to leave you on your own and have your own capital investment plan,� said Allan. “You should give yourself some space and should be putting more money aside,� he said. The county currently has $100 million in assets, compared to $13 million in reserves. Allan compared the county’s reserves numbers to owning a $100,000 house and having $13,000 in the bank for savings. “That’s not a lot of money when big projects come up,� he said. “Our reserves are modest for the expenditures we have and the assets we have to maintain.� Council thanked Allan for his presentation and passed a motion to accept the report as information.

Doctor shortages across Lanark County has kept the Family Health Team Mobile Unit so busy, they want to purchase a larger vehicle to meet demand. The mobile unit is owned and operated by the Community and Primary Heath Care organization, and its executive director, Ruth Kitson, spoke to Lanark County council at its community services committee meeting. The mobile unit is an RV that has been retrofitted with a fully equipped examination and treatment room, and is staffed by a nurse practitioner, program assis-



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Lanark Lodge recently got top marks from its residents and their families. After conducting a survey earlier this year, the county learned 97 per cent of residents are satisfied with the overall quality of care and services in the home. Lanark Lodge director Deborah Pidgeon presented this report to council at its June 8 community services committee meeting. The Lodge got near perfect scores in nursing care and cleanliness, while it lost some points in quality of meals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This excellent rate of satisfaction is directly attributed to the

She said they came to the council chambers to ask for financial support since they spend much of its time within the Lanark County borders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we first approached Lanark County in 2007 for funding, they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they needed this service,â&#x20AC;? Kitson told the Courier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The majority of our time is spent in Lanark County, particularly Smiths Falls, so we wanted to come back to them about funding.â&#x20AC;? Should the county not provide funding, Kitson said they will continue to seek for financial opportunities elsewhere.


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tant and driver. The mobile unit travels across both Lanark and Leeds Grenville counties, making stops in Carleton Place, Perth, Smiths Falls, Brockville, Kemptville as well as a number of smaller towns and villages. With the severe physician shortage in the Smiths Falls region, the mobile unit has increased its presence in this town over the past few months. As a result, the team wants to purchase a larger, wheelchair-accessible unit, and approached the county for funding opportunities. Kitson said the new vehicle, with a retrofit, would cost nearly $150,000.



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Little steps prevail in this big fight

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he Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. The community came together last weekend at the Lombardy Relay For Life for a common cause: to raise money for cancer research. This year, the event raised $101,067.86, a huge amount of money for a small community. In an always-emotional gathering of survivors and their families, candles lit the way for participants who wiped away tears as they remembered those in their lives who have fought and lost their battles with cancer. Many who are currently fighting, or have been one of the lucky ones and have lived to tell their stories also united for this common goal – ending cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, which is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, $49.5 million has been contributed to fund hundreds of research projects in the country across a broad range of disciplines and types of cancer. Canadian Cancer Society-funded research has led to major advances in knowledge about this disease. This knowledge has led to improved treatments for cancer with fewer side effects, to more sophisticated methods of detecting cancer earlier and to information about how to prevent cancer. The foundation is now in place for the current generation of researchers to do more for cancer research than any other generation before it. The next 10 to 20 years of cancer research hold great promise. This organization is a national, communitybased group of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The society plays many vital roles including research, advocacy, promotion of healthy lifestyles and strategies and providing information about care and treatment, while supporting families of those stricken with the disease. The society has 170,000 volunteers across Canada. It is thanks to these generous people, who work in partnership with approximately 1,200 dedicated staff, that the Canadian Cancer Society enjoys such a strong presence throughout the country. Participants in events like the Relay for Life are a big part of this success story. It’s because of you and the fundraising you do, that huge steps are being taken in this world-wide fight.

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Correction Smiths Falls This Week incorrectly identified the gender of Iris Gorman in the June 6 edition of the paper by

cated after being recognized from a photograph. Through our national database of missing children, Canadians can get involved by conducting searches tailored according to age and gender, geographic location, and other key words. In the event someone has information about a missing child, they can report their tip or sighting in confidence online at Also available is the option to sign up and receive missing child alerts. We encourage all Canadians to get involved in the search for our missing children. Visit - Canada’s missing children resource centre. Together we can help bring Canada’s missing children home. Sincerely, Christy Dzikowicz, Director of Missing Children Service, Canadian Centre for Child Protection inadvertently referring to her as “he” in our front page story about the Canada Post strike. We apologize to her and the community for the error.

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Dear Editor, The author of a letter about the methadone clinic (June 2, 2011), got one thing right: Smiths Falls is a caring and nurturing community, and that is exactly why we should be embracing and supporting the efforts of the methadone clinic. Methadone is a substitute for opioid drugs such as heroin and Oxycontin. It can prevent withdrawal and eliminate or reduce drug cravings. Methadone helps people stabilize their lives and it helps reduce the harms related to drug use. Methadone has been shown to decrease the use of illegal drugs and criminal activity. It also improves the employment rates and mental well-being of those who try stabilize their lives while receiving it by prescription. Methadone treatment can also save lives. We should be congratulating the town of Smiths Falls for facilitating better access to a treatment service that has positive influences on both individuals and the community at large. Prior to the methadone clinic opening in Smiths Falls last month, people who lived in this community needed to get to Perth, Brockville, Ottawa or Kingston in order to receive their daily dose of methadone. This created many difficulties for people without regular access to transportation and for people whose work schedules were in conflict. The percentage of persons seeking counselling due to problems associated with use of prescription opioids has increased tenfold in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville since 2003; methadone is one component of treatment that can enable them to give up their drug use. Having a methadone clinic in Smiths Falls makes it easier for people to access a health-care service that improves the quality of their lives. Would I live in a community that has a methadone clinic? You bet! We all benefit from lower crime rates and healthier community members. Services, like methadone clinics are evidence of a community that takes into account the health and well-being of all its citizens, and that is exactly the type of community I am proud to be a part of.

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Happy to be on the losing end Smiths Falls resident sheds more than 100 pounds in a year, has new outlook on life

Boisclair said he decided to take the next year off from exercising, and maintain his weight through dieting Monday through Friday. He said he was able to keep his weight between 205 and 210, but due to his inactivity his waist size jumped from 32 to 36. He was eager to get back into exercising, but he found he was getting pain in his lower back. While trying to figure out which exercise he would try next, he attended a birthday party at the Jasper Fitness Centre, which is currently celebrating its 25 year anniversary. This is where he met the fitness centre’s owner, Cindy Kinch. Kinch told him about a new exer-






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Danny Boisclair knows how to keep his New Year’s resolutions. He decided he would start 2010 by losing a ton of weight, and, boy, did he ever make good on that promise. The Smiths Falls resident has lost 106 pounds since January 2010. He decided to start last year off by turning the tables on his waistline. “It was New Year’s Day (2010) I decided I had to do a life change,” Boisclair said. “I was 306 pounds at that time and knew I was only getting bigger if I didn’t start making some changes soon.” Boisclair started his new exercise routine by playing outdoor hockey and skating with his son’s hockey team. He said he lost the first 30 pounds over the winter months of 2010, and then began jogging in the spring. Over the next two to three months he lost an additional 70 pounds and dropped to 206 pounds. Although he was happy with the quick weight loss, he got a scare shortly afterwards. “I decided to go see my doctor to ensure everything was okay, he took one look at my ankles and told me he thought I had diabetes due to marks on my ankles and the weight loss,” Boisclair said. “I had all the checkups needed and the final result was too much exercising too fast, and the blood vessels in my ankles created the marks, besides that I was in perfect health. Although I was relieved, I knew my body needed a break so I decided to take some time off.”

cise ball program she created called 24 minutes for 24 days. She told Boisclair that if he tried it would give him a six-pack, so he tried it. Boisclair just recently completed the program and said the results were staggering. “My lower back pain is gone,” he said. “I have the energy to go jogging again and now I’m lifting weights again. The program is designed to strengthen the core of the body, to help trim the waist and take away the repeated pressures you get from doing such exercises like sit-ups. If it wasn’t for this program I would still be going home from work and sitting in front of the TV. Cindy Kinch’s program is a total success and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in losing inches, feeling fitter and wanting more energy throughout the day. “The Jasper Fitness Centre has given me back the feeling of success and of course I am back wearing my size 32 – 33 pants.” Kinch said she originally created the program for her son who wanted to lose his back fat. She said the program is designed to cut inches, not weight. “It’s not the weight that matters with this program it’s the inches,” Kinch wrote in an email. “This program helps to develop a strong core and works your mid-section, thigh and buttocks areas. This program will increase your energy and you can go down two sizes without changing your weight, and not only losing inches your posture, balance and back will improve.” Danny Boisclair has lost 106 pounds since deciding to lose weight in January 2010 Kinch said her program is designed for people of all ages, from children to the retired, and can be done through lessons at the fitness centre, or by purchasing an exercise ball and her DVD and exercising from home. Boisclair had a message for Kinch after completing her -BOE6TF1MBOOJOHBOE1SPKFDU.BOBHFNFOU program. Contact Tracy for assistance with your “Thank you Cindy severances and land use planning projects. for helping me not only to lose three inches off my waist, taking away my lower back pain, but also for giving me the tools needed to kick start my exercise routine again.” For more information about Kinch’s exOTICE O ORPORATION EMBERS F HE ercise ball program call 613-283-8738, or visit 321515



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RedHawks end schoolyear flying high at awards banquet ANDREW SNOOK

The RedHawks soared throughout the 2010-11 school year. Banners for a wide range of championships now line the gym of Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute, and the school’s trophy case is ready to erupt like a volcano, under pressure from all the hardware it has to store. The school ended the year in style, by celebrating its athletes at a dinner banquet held on Thursday, June 9, at SFDCI. “The RedHawks were blessed with an amazing 2010-2011 athletic year,” wrote SFDCI’s athletic director Bill Wheeler. “What an exciting year for our kids and coaches. I’m so very proud of our coaches and the successes we have had. The commitment that they demonstrate is contagious to their student athletes and it shows with every practice.” In addition to SFDCI’s senior boys’ basketball team’s amazing gold medal victory at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) championships, the school’s athletes brought home 11 Lanark County Interschool Athletic Association (LCIAA) titles, five Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association gold medals (EOSSAA), one EOSSAA silver medal, and one OFSAA bronze medal. “Our athletes have bought into a system of excellence with our athletic slogan, ‘Act as a Champion, Play as a Champion,’

at the very heart,” Wheeler said. “Our coaches have inspired the athletes, and the athletes see that this system is paying off. Our athletes know that they are respected and supported by members of our school and community, and this I believe is very important in building excellence, tradition, and character.” Athletes were called up one by one to accept awards for their accomplishments in their sports and in their locker rooms, except for the case of the senior boys’ basketball team. Head coach Todd Spencer gave a long, heartwarming speech to the crowd about how his team worked and played as a family, and that every single player was worthy of receiving the individual player awards. “We are a family,” Spencer told the crowd. Instead of awarding a few members of the team’s members for their hard work all year, Spencer awarded the entire team the Leadership Award, Most Improved Player award and the Most Valuable Player Award. AWARD RECIPIENTS The following is a list of the award Photo by Andrew Snook recipients from the June 9 athletics banSmiths Falls District Collegiate Institute teacher Dan Dufort does the honour of placquet: ing a medal around the neck of his son, Vincent, during SFDCI’s athletics banquet, held Junior boys’ Athlete of the Year on Thursday, June 9. Dufort and his teammates, the senior boys’ basketball team, were Award - Turner Onion all awarded the Most Improved Player award, Most Valuable Player award, Leadership Awards continued on page 9 Award and Player of the Year award for their fantastic 2010-11 season.




Dufort Defensive player of the year - Taylor Bristow Rookie of the Year - Sam Campbell Senior girls’ soccer Leadership Award - Jenna McElravy Most Valuable Player - Laura Kayser Most Improved Player - Lisa Flick Senior girls’ volleyball Most Improved Player - Lindsay O`Neill Most Valuable Player - Sierra Cauley Leadership Award - Laura Kayser Junior boys’ basketball Leadership Award - Sam Dickson Most Valuable Player - Turner Onion Most Improved Player - Justin Morell and Devin Wilkinson Junior girls’ basketball Leadership Award - Katrina Couture Most Valuable Player - Samantha Morell Most Improved Player - Christina Richardson Junior boys’ football Leadership Award - Jake St. Pierre Most Valuable Player - Owen Taylor Most Improved Player - Ronald Whyte Lineman of the Year- Nick Burns Offensive player of the Year - Josh Viau Defensive player of the Year - Ronald Whyte Rookie of the Year - Curtis Watson Junior girls’ soccer Leadership Award - Nicole Boisclair Most Valuable Player - Zoya Flick Most Improved Player - Katrina Couture Junior boys’ volleyball

Leadership Award - Spencer Steenburgh Most Valuable Player - Cameron Oosting Most Improved Player - Sam Murphy Junior girls’ volleyball Leadership Award - Nicole Boisclair Most Valuable Player - Danika Terwilligar Most Improved Player - Dani FergusonJamer Badminton Leadership Award - Laura Kayser Most Valuable Player - Nicole Boisclair Most Improved Player - Mitchell Clemmens Boys’ varsity soccer Most Valuable Player - Simo Krsmanovic and Jeff Moore Most Improved Player - Ben Ireland Cross Country Most Valuable Player - Megan Smith Most Improved Player - Alanna Moodie Curling Leadership Award - Taylor Rodgers Most Valuable Player - Callie Mathieson Most Improved Player - Nick Larabie Girls’ hockey Leadership Award - Hilary Cole Most Valuable Player - Kelsey Dowdall Most Improved Player - Kyla

Duff Golf Most Valuable Player - Ryan Henderson Most Improved Player - Trent Sheridan Wrestling Leadership Award - Zack Last Most Valuable Player - Cory Fox Most Improved Player - Allen Bower Track and Field Leadership Award – Nicole Watt Most Valuable Player - Kayla Bristow Most Improved Player - Garrett Closs Tennis Leadership Award - Sierra Cauley Most Valuable Player - Carla Hogan and Lindsay O`Neill Most Improved Player - Callum Hendry


Continued from page 8 Junior girls’ Athlete of the Year Award - Nicole Boisclair Senior boys’ Athlete of the Year Award - Dischaine Thompson Senior girls’ Athlete of the Year Award - Laura Kayser and Sierra Cauley Player of the year award Basketball - Senior boys’ basketball team Cross-country/Track and field - Megan Smith Football - Dominic Code Soccer - Zoya Flick Tennis / Badminton - Lindsay O`Neill Volleyball - Sierra Cauley Wrestling - Megan Smith Coaches’ Award No.1 - Vincent Dufort Coaches’ Award No. 2 - Megan Smith Coaches’ Award No. 3 - Laura Kayser Senior boys’ basketball Most Improved Player, Most Valuable Player and Leadership Award - The senior boys’ basketball team. Senior girls’ basketball Leadership Award - Laura Kayser Most Valuable Player - Sierra Cauley Most Improved Player - Bridget Foley Senior boys’ football Leadership Award - Dominic Code Most Valuable Player - Dischaine Thompson Most Improved Player - Dylan Hammill Lineman of the Year - Derek Willis Offensive player of the Year - Vincent

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RedHawks continue to soar at awards banquet

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Cat tag fees on the way

From front page The introduction of cat tags will counter some of the increased costs, estimated at $13,000. Council had originally discussed the possibility of not collecting cats, but decided against it. Coun. Ken Graham told council at the May 9 committee-of-the-whole meeting that not collecting the cats could cause potential health risks, by allowing feral cats to run around freely in the community.

Coun. Chris Cummings added 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 by animal control officers are left unclaimed. Perth, Carleton Place, Tay Valley Township, Beckwith Township, Mississippi Mills and Lanark Highlands signed on to the new contract

with LAWS this year. CAT TAG FEES Sterilized cats (fees paid before March 31) - $15. Sterilized cats (fees paid after March 31) - $30. ***Costs are increased for non-sterlized cats, and decreased for cats with microchips. For more information on animal bylaws, visit


Relay for Life

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Walking with purpose

(Above) The 2011 Relay for Life opened with the traditional Survivors Victory Lap on Friday night, having those who have conquered cancer acting as role models and motivators for individuals who are facing their own battles with the illness. Over 500 participants registered for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, and spent 12 hours circling the track to a variety of bands and themes throughout the night. (At left) It was an all-out costume battle on Friday. The event featured contests for the best dressed team during the Disney themed night. From Snow White and her dwarfs to the characters from Aladdin, dozens of characters were represented over the 12-hour event.

The Mardi Gras Mamas earned a bronze standing during this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Relay For Life in Lombardy, after their team raised over $5,000 for cancer research. The Mamas made their way to Lombardy from Arnprior, joining over 500 other participants.

(Above) Surrounded by family and friends, Trina Clyne is hugged by sister-in-law Carla Knuth during the opening ceremonies for the annual Relay For Life in Lombardy. Trina joined the list of over 2,000 individuals who have taken part in the Survivors Victory Lap in the past 11 years at the Lombardy Fairgrounds, as she continues her battle with stomach cancer.

Photos by Ryan Holland

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Readers’ Choice 2011 Welcome to our 2011 Readers Choice Awards Supplement. In this, our third annual edition, we again honour the best businesses and services in the community as voted by our readers. During the month of May, we asked you to choose your favourite local businesses, and you responded overwhelmingly. We received thousands of votes in over one hundred and fifty categories. Thanks for taking the time to vote. Inside you’ll find a complete list of winning businesses - businesses that deliver such spectacular service and outstanding products that they have been chosen as community favourites. Congratulations to all the winners! Look for the Readers Choice window decals in the winning establishments - it indicates past and present winners, and it’s a sign of excellence.


and the winner is…

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F in a n ci a v a ila n g ble fr o m a s lo w as

As a thank for voting us the Platinum winner in Smiths Falls This Week’s Reader’s Choice award for Used Car Dealership,

1.9 %

1000 Islands Used Car sales will be having a ONE DAY ONLY


Special deals on the 12 vehicles listed below

290 Bi-weekly


2009 Toyota Venza

Premium Pkg-Leather, V6, AWD Was $ $29,995.00



150 Bi-weekly


2009 Toyota Matrix XR Full power group. Was $ $15,995.00




2008 Toyota Tundra

150 Bi-weekly

5.7 V8, reg cab, long box, full power group, alloy wheels. Was $ .00 $15,995.00.






2008 Ford Escape XLT

Leather, sunroof, full power group. Was $ .00 $21,995.00


$ SF97381A

2008 Toyota Sienna LE


125 Bi-weekly


Full power group, roof rack, alloy wheels, power sliding doors.

2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Was $ $19,999.00

Was $ $12,500.00


Full power group, cruise, very clean!



99 Bi-weekly


2007 VW City Golf

Auto, heated seats, great gas mileage. Was $ .00 $10,500.00


185 Bi-weekly


2006 Lexus RX 330

LOADED! Leather, heated seats. Was $ $19,995.00



110 Bi-weekly


2007 Toyota Yaris

4 dr, hatch, Auto, air, power locks. Was $ .00 $11,500.00



2007 Jeep Liberty

Trail Edition, Full power group. Was $ $12,995.00

11,995.00 $


2001 Dodge Dakota

Full power group, matching cap, mag wheels, upgraded stereo. Was $7,995.00









2006 Toyota Solara

2dr, full power group, alloy wheels. Was $ .00 $14,500.00


All Payments are based on a 60 month term, bi-weekly at 7.99% interest. Prices include all dealer fees. Taxes and Licensing fees extra.

237 Lombard St., Smiths Falls • 613-283-4612




1000 Islands Used Vehicle Sales provides stress-free buying experience Since 1000 Islands Used Vehicle Sales and Services opened just over a year ago in Smiths Falls, their business has grown every month. “We are happy with how things have progressed here,” says General Manager Chris Walker. “Every month has been our best month.” A family-operated business, 1000 Islands Used Vehicle Sales and Services understands the value of time for busy families, which is why they opened their doors in Smiths Falls. A division of 1000 Islands Toyota in Brockville, the Smiths Falls location specializes in servicing Toyotas, eliminating a commute for existing Toyota customers. “Before we opened, Toyota owners in the Smiths Falls and Perth areas had to drive to Brockville to get their car serviced,” Walker explains. “They can now bring their car to our location as we specialize in servicing Toyotas, and we’ve cut that inconvenient 40-minute drive for these clients.” As a result, Walker says they have been welcomed by the community with open arms. They were recently given platinum-status as the Smiths Falls Used Car Dealership in Metroland’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. “We were just thrilled to receive readers’ support for the second year in a row,” says Walker. Though they specialize in servicing Toyotas, 1000 Islands Used Vehicle Sales and Services can service all makes and

models. With service manager Tony Reuvers on hand along with mechanics James Preece and David Kayser, Walker says their qualified staff brings good results to clients. As well, Shane Sullivan in the sales office offers experience and knowledge. “The group of guys we have here at 1000 Islands really instills confidence with our customers,” says Walker. The car lot includes a range of pre-owned vehicles, many of which meet a particular market demand. “Our niche is geared toward vehicles that are reliable and fuel efficient, running in line with the Toyota brand,” Walker explains. He adds they work to ensure their inventory meets all customer inquiries, so they also bring in SUVs, trucks and vans. They even have a used travel trailer on the lot.

ensure the entire process – from browsing to the purchase phase – remains a positive experience for the customer.” Following in the footsteps of his father, who opened 1000 Islands Toyota 31 years ago, Walker says they are community oriented. “We are here for the long haul, and it’s important for us to be involved with the community,” he says. Not only does 1000 Islands Used Vehicle Sales and Services sponsor a number of area golf tournaments, they are also involved with the Smiths Falls Rotary Club and they sponsor the Go-Kart track at the Lombardy Fairgrounds. 1000 Islands Used Vehicles Sales and Services is located at 237 Lombard St. in Smiths Falls. They can be reached at 613-283-4612, or you can check out their existing inventory at

“We want to ensure our customers have every option available to them,” he explains. While providing top service and a solid inventory base, Walker says they want their customers to have a good experience when purchasing a vehicle. “A lot of the time people are stressed when it comes to buying a vehicle, and we want to eliminate that stress,” he says. “Buying a vehicle is not something you do every day, and this is supposed to be an exciting time. We work to

Lannin Funeral Home Chapel and Reception Centre Leaders in estate planning, pre-arranged funerals, traditional funerals and cremations “Serving All Faiths” WILLIAM F. HILTON - OWNER DALE HILTON • CHRIS MCKENNEY Smiths Falls, Merrickville and Surrounding Areas


for your continuing patronage!

613-283-7225 32 Main Street East, Smiths Falls

Thank You

Lannin Funeral Home would like to extend a thank you to all of our community, friends and clients for the ongoing support received and for the Diamond Readers’ Choice Award. We are pleased to be a part of this community and we will continue in our commitment to serve the local and surrounding areas.


Tel. 613-283-4940 Fax 613-283-8984


11 Beckwith St. South, Smiths Falls, ON

The stone home that is occupied by the Lannin Funeral Home was built in the 1840s. It is the oldest stone structure in Smiths Falls, apart from the locks and dams on the Rideau Canal. The home was operated as a hotel in the 1850s. An outside staircase led up to the second floor and the arched windows were originally doors with a fan light above. It was known as Doyle’s Hotel. However, the hotel was more commonly referred to as “the Last Chance” because the bar room door was level with the sidewalk outside. In 1914, J.J. Marsh and his wife Annie started the funeral home in the stone house with a furniture store attached to the side of the home. When they passed away, Gordon and Lawrence Marsh ran the funeral home until 1958 when G. Ray Lannin purchased it and changed the name to its present name, Lannin Funeral Home. In 1979, William Hilton and his wife, Sue Anne, purchased the funeral home from G. Ray Lannin and still operate it to this day as the Lannin Funeral Home Chapel and Reception Centre. The Lannin Funeral Home family has been serving all faiths in the Smiths Falls, Merrickville and surrounding areas for over 145 years.


Thank You for your Patronage!! Serving you for 25 years!

1 Chambers St. W., Smiths Falls 613-283-0015 Antiques • Clothing • Jewellery & Accessories Home Decor & More!

Thanks for voting me Diamond Seamstress!

John & Laurette & Staff

Come check out our new arrivals! 470016

Flower Shop Custom Sewing


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The cream always rises to the top!

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Congratulations to all Smiths Falls This Week Readers’ Choice Award Winners.

Lacey’s Furniture thrilled to be a three-time “Readers’ Choice” winner At 40 Main Street East Smiths Falls, home of Lacey’s Furniture, there’s a new stretch of sidewalk and a fully renovated receiving area.

Sealy, Simmons, Serta and Springwall. All sizes are available. If you don’t see what you want, just ask, and see if it can ordered in for you.

A look outside showed that time was taking its toll on Main Street East. When someone suggested interlocking brick for the sidewalk, a local business was chosen to do the work. The newly renovated receiving area not only improves the appearance of the store, but also improves the ability for shipping and receiving.

There is a lot of free parking available in front of the store. Take your time, try that sofa or chair, look at the new innovative coffee table, get a real feel for the furniture of your dreams. Your furniture and your comfort are all part and parcel of shopping at Lacey’s Furniture. Payment plans are available, with details in store.

The staff at Lacey’s Furniture strives to serve the average household, and help customers find what they need. Unlike the big box and discount stores, Lacey’s Furniture carries quality furniture, supporting the Canadian market with Canadian made products, as much as possible.

The plan for the future is to keep right on giving good service to the people of Smiths Falls and the Ottawa valley for many years to come with the brand names people have come to know.

Lacey’s Furniture has the largest mattress centre in the Smiths Falls/Perth area, carrying all of the top brands:

Jim Lacey and his staff truely appreciate the Reader’s Choice Award; the vote of confidence given by their customers. Thank you, Jim Lacey and staff

Diamond Winner Smiths Falls This Week Readers’ Choice for the area Diamond Award for Best Furniture Store

5-Pc Dining Set $


Reclining Sectional $

1,69800 $


8 pcs


Pine Bedroom Suite

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PLATINUM Rob Roy’s Pub Nephin & Winter

All-Around Restaurant Antique Shop Appliance Store

The Roosteraunt Farm Business Consultants Ger-bo’s Steak House Davidson’s Courtyard Zellers

Attorney/Law Office Auctioneers Auto Parts Bakery Bank/Trust Company

Fournier’s Law Office Dan Peters Auction Canadian Tire Darlene’s Café & Bakery TD Canada Trust

Bicycle Shop Bingo Hall

Sport X Lamplighter’s Convention Civitan Club Royal Canadian Legion Center Arlie’s Books Gratton Lanes Canadian Tire Miller’s Wheel Alignment A & B Ford The Roosteraunt Two Guys For Lunch Country Diner Dreams Come True Bridal Boutique King Star Oriental Buffet Wong’s Chinese Gourmet Restaurant Modern Thymes

Accessible Restaurant for the Disabled Accounting Firm

Book Store Bowling Alley Brakes Breakfast Bridal Shop Buffet Bulk Food Cards, Stationary and Gifts Cellular Phone Chicken Wings Chinese Restaurant

Furniture Store Gardening Store Gas Station Golf Course Grocery Store Gymnastics Club Hair Salon/Barber Shop Hamburger Hardware Store

Pharma Plus Fortune Cleaners Personal Pampering Spa The Roosteraunt McDonalds Pankow Financial Shipwreck Rob Roy’s Pub Gemmell’s Garden Market The Roosteraunt Blair and Sons Funeral Directors Lacey’s Furniture Gemmell’s Garden Centre Jim’s Garage Service Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club Andress Your Independent Grocer Smiths Falls Gym Stars Precision Hair Design Big Steve’s Grill Rona Cashway

Health Food Modern Thymes Heating/Air Conditioning B. Stanzel Plumbing

Country Diner Ross & Cooke Chartd

Rob Roy’s Pub Kilt and Castle Mainly Antiques Olde & New Shoppe McMullan’s Furniture Sears & Appliance Kirkland & Murphy Professional Corporation Joynt Auctions Hands Auctions NAPA Carquest Richmond Bakery The Sunflower Bake Shop Scotiabank Northern Credit Union Arnprior

Special Greetings Bell World The Source/Lockwoods Rob Roy’s Pub Player’s Sports Bar Wong’s Chinese Man Ling Restaurant Gourmet Restaurant Chiropractor Smiths Falls Family Chiropractic Computer Servicing ReBoot Computers Peter’s Computer Solutions Contractor Scott Blair Const Looby Construction Cup of Coffee Coffee Culture Tim Hortons Dance Studio Flare Dance Studio Day Care Centre Nursery Rhyme Day Care Deli Two Guys For Lunch Garden Market Dentist Dr. G. Hall Dessert Coffee Culture Two Guys For Lunch Disc Jockey John Chatwood Mark Haversack Dog Training The Dog Guy Dollar Store Dollarama Dollar World Domestic Car Dealership Mike Fair Chevrolet A & B Ford Drug Store Dry Cleaner Esthetician Family Restaurant Fast Food Financial Planning Fine Dining Fish & Chips Floral Shop Fresh Fruit & Veggies Fries Funeral Home


King Star Oriental Buffet

Appolo Computers George Hewitt The Roosteraunt

Smiths Falls Meat & Deli My Place

Town & Country Chrysler Ltd

Shoppers Drug Mart Rideau Cleaners County Diner Harvey’s & Swiss Chalet

Shipwreck Burger King

Ger-bo’s Steak House Nicks Fish and Chips The Roosteraunt Jessica’s Floral Design Andress Your Independent Grocer Rob Roy’s Pub T’s Chips Lannin Funeral Home




Home Builder

Terridar Builders Inc

Home Improvement

JA Galipeau Saumure Guy & Sons Construction Ltd Construction Ltd Rideau Home Hardware Building Centre

Perkins Renovations, North Gower The Roosteraunt Harvey’s & Swiss Chalet Lanark Leeds Country Dairy Queen Store Smiths Falls Community Memorial Center Smiths Falls Nissan Street Kia The Cooperators Ellwood and Jones Ltd

Hot Dogs Ice Cream Ice Skating Import Car Dealership Insurance Company Jeweler Kitchen and Bath Landscaping Local Shopping Centre Lunch Manicure & Pedicure Mechanic Shop Men’s Clothing & Accessories Mortgage Broker Muffins Musical Instruction Musical Instruments Office Furniture / Supplies Oil & Lube Optician Outdoor Patio Picture Framing Pizza Plumbing Pountine Print Shop/Copy/Fax Pub Shoe Repair Shoes Sporting Goods Sports Bar Strip Mall Tailor/Seamstress Tanning Salon Tattoos Taxi Service Theatre for Arts Tires Used Car Dealership Wedding Photographer Weight loss centre Women’s Clothing & Accessories Yoga Studio

Patterson’s Jewellers Rideau Kitchen Centre Wood’s Lawn & Landscaping County Fair Mall The Roosteraunt Personal Pampering Spa Garry Allen Mark’s Work Wearhouse TD Canada Trust The Roosteraunt Colleen Morrison Rideau River Music Wright Way Services + Smiths Falls Nissan Dr. Leah Fraser Rob Roy’s Pub The Gilded Corner Ger-bo’s Steak House Mitchell Mechanical Whit’s Fries Wright Way Services + Kilt and Castle Tom’s Locksmithing Payless Shoesource Canadian Tire Kilt and Castle Chambers Street Mall 2 Crazy Ladies The Bronze Bayou Iron Legends Access Taxi The Station Theatre Hank’s Tire Supply Tom Pirie Motor Sales Steve Maddock Good Vibrations


Dairy Queen Darlene’s Cafe & Bakery

Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers

Curb Appeal

Greenacres Greenhouses

Roy Roy’s Pub Tammy’s Nails Smiths Falls Nissan

Two Guys For Lunch All Over Beauty

Zellers Mortgage Centre / Eileen Crosby Tim Hortons

Giant Tiger J.T Murphy Financial Services Inc Two Guys For Lunch

Staples ET Fast Lube Dr. David Hicks Kilt and Castle Hy Fund Studio Norm’s Resturant RW Blue Plumbing The Roosteraunt Impression Printing Roy Roy’s Pub

Canadian Tire Davidson’s Courtyard Arranel Studios Ltd Pizza Hut Stanzel B.W. Nicks Fish and Chips Creative Computing The Prior

Smiths Shoes Sport X Rob Roy’s Pub

Walmart Bennett’s Bait & Tackle Player’s Sports Bar

Perfect fit Rosie’s Nails

Lanark Sew and Save Body FX

Blue Line

My Taxi

1000 Islands Used Car Sales Hy Fund Studio

Edgetown Motors Arranel Studios Ltd

Vickie’s Marianne Style Yoga and Wellness for Life

J’s Furniture Garden Market Greenacres Greenhouses Mr. Gas Scott’s Corner Store Lombard Glen Golf & Country Club Food Basics

JJ’s Hairbarn The Roosteraunt Rideau Home Hardware Building Centre Foodsmiths Denoco Energy Systems Ltd.

Dawns Closet Country Diner Canadian Tire




The 2011 Readers’ Choice Winners are…

Vitamin D on the House THE SMART TAN CREED...

outings or any private function.

Tanning is not a sideline here!

At the Bronze Bayou, we practice smart tanning. We believe that teaching people to avoid the sun and tanning beds may be making them more likely to burn when they do go outside for summer activities. Consider: Tanning is your body’s natural defence mechanism against sunburn and indoor tanners have activated this defense against burning, in a controlled environment; non-tanners are more vulnerable when they do go outdoors, even with their sunscreen. Fact: 90% of the Vitamin D in our body comes from UV exposure. It’s no wonder we have such a high rate of Vitamin D deficiency. Our bodies are meant to have sunshine, as much as we are meant to consume water, eat food and exercise. Moderation is the key to a healthy lifestyle and teaching the youth of today, the proper way, can result in less cases of sun damage through overexposure, which usually happens with prolonged tanning outdoors. Let’s face it, we, as Canadians, ‘LOVE OUR SUMMER’! You cannot stop us from enjoying it! The Bronze Bayou is here to help and would like to thank all who have shown their support in the past and hopes to help many more enjoy the benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin. Feel free to pop in for more info, check out our specials and receive a free skin type analysis. Our studio is air-conditioned for your comfort, so come in and relax .... looking forward to seeing you!

LE DAB ! R Diamond Winner 2009/2010/2011 O FF ING 6 BECKWITH ST. S., SMITHS FALLS • 613-284-1947 A TANN


Thank You, Customers

50% Off Facials


Barb Willoughby Personal Pampering Esthetics

To show my appreciation

July & August, 2011

For voting me

in the Reader’s Choice Awards

Best Esthetics & Best Manicure & Pedicure


I love my job and you’re fantastic customers. I will always do my best, thanks again....

21 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls


Thank You


Owners Dave & Jean Sherman would like to offer a personal invitation to No matter what condition a facility come out and enjoy our Weekly Nine is, it is the players who make the golf & Dine featuring our own hand batcourse their choice of destination for tered Fish & Chips or weekly Chef a seasonal membership, tournament Specials. Tee times @ Pro Shop 613or casual game of golf. By all accounts, 283-5318 or on line@ www. lombar the course has matured into the best playing condition appreciated by Enjoy our Friendly Country Atmosmany golfers. phere at Lombard Glen Golf & Country Club. Thank You for Your Vote - It’s Lombard Glen is a scenic 18 hole nice to know we’re doing something semi-private facility, beautifully de- right! signed to feature challenging water hazards on 9 different holes, tree lined fairways and large bent grass greens. Par 70 over 6,000 yards from the blue tees, challenging enough for the experienced golfer, yet friendly to the novice player, Lombard Glen is the perfect place for an enjoyable round of golf which makes it a great location for company

Moderate indoor tanning, for individuals who can develop a tan, is the smartest way to maximize the potential benefits of sun exposure while minimizing the potential risks associated with either too much or too little sunlight.


We sincerely want to thank the voters who put Lombard Glen at the Platinum Level for Golf Course.



Tee Times 613-283-5318 Hwy. 15, 6 km south of Smiths Falls

We invite you to come out and enjoy our friendly country seing at the Glen.


from Dave & Jean Sherman for voting Lombard Glen as Platinum Golf Course. We sincerely appreciate the continued support of local golfers including Club Members, League Members and Occasional Players.

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Lombard Glen Golf & Country Club


V’eed Cutter

Thanks for voting Lanark Leeds Country Store “Best Ice Cream!”

Our Kawartha Dairy ice cream is made the old-fashioned way using 100% Canadian milk and cream. The best ingredients make the best ice cream. Customers keep coming back for

the best tasting, quality ice cream around… and we don’t skimp on the portions!

It’s a Revolution in Lake and Pond Shoreline Weed Control!

Lanark Leeds Country Store is local family owned and operated by Mark and Joanne Schokking. Please drop by for a smile, a cone or a dish of your favorite flavour. We were so thrilled to be chosen as your favorite that our mascot cow may have just jumped over the moon!

Tom Pirie Motors appreciates their customers’ overwhelming support I am very pleased to have won the award and am grateful and touched that I was thought of.

Tom Pirie Motors specializes in trucks, S.U.V.s and R.V.s and we have the best selection of trucks around.

I’ve been in business for 11 years. My business has been successful due to the overwhelming support from the community.

We offer R.V. Parts and mobile repairs services from our licensed R.V. Technician Cory Orr of Smiths Falls. We also offer full vehicle service by our licensed mechanic Brain Day of Smiths Falls.

I feel that I have fair prices and I stand behind everything I sell. I believe I’m a fair business man and others do as well.

Reg. $159.99

ON SALE FOR $139.97 STORE HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


RIDEAU LUMBER (SMITHS FALLS) LTD. Locally owned and operated 58 Abbott St., Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1W5

Tel: 613-283-2211 • 1-800-890-0690

Why don’t you come in and see what we have to offer.


Lanark Leeds Country Store’s Scoop Shop has been in Business for five years and, is located right across the street from the new arena in Smiths Falls.


Motor Sales “ A new concept in car sales”

Thank you for your support!

Diamond Winner: Best Used Car Dealership

19 Lombard St., Smiths Falls • 613-284-1515

76 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls • 613-283-3438

“More than a feed store!”

Thank You, Smiths Falls! From Lanark Leeds Country Store

Complimentary 8 oz. Artisan Coffee with Ice Cream purchase. Offer Expires June 30, 2011


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Responsibilities Responsibilities for this role are heavily focused on sales activities for Metroland Digital properties, with the embedded understanding of customer relationship management and service. 1. Outbound sales acquisition activity to local businesses promoting digital products. 2. Plan and prioritize personal sales activities and customer/prospect contact towards achieving agreed business aims, including costs and sales - especially managing personal time and productivity. 3. Plan and manage personal business portfolio according to an agreed market development strategy. 4. Manage product/service mix, pricing and margins according to agreed aims. 5. Maintain and develop existing and new customers through appropriate propositions and ethical sales methods. 6. Use customer and prospect contact activities tools and systems, and update accordingly. 7. Plan/carry out/support local marketing activities to agreed budgets and timescales, and integrate personal sales efforts with other organized marketing activities, e.g., product launches, promotions, advertising, exhibitions and telemarketing. 8. Respond to and follow up sales enquiries using appropriate methods. 9. Monitor and report on market and competitor activities and provide relevant reports and information. 10. Communicate, liaise, and negotiate internally and externally using appropriate methods to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships. 11. Attend and present at external customer meetings and internal meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business development. 12. Attend training and develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills. 13. Adhere to health and safety policy, and other requirements relating to care of equipment.

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Carrie-Ann Barr St. John Catholic High School Congratulations to Carrie-Ann Barr, a graduate of St. John Catholic High School. Carrie will continue her studies in Linguistics at Queen’s University in September, 2006. With love from your family. CL00000

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Cost is $35.00 plus HST and includes full-colour photo and up to 40 words.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. CL24622

Deadline for all photos is Tuesday, July 5 at 5 p.m. Please submit a colour photo (jpeg attachment)

For more information or submissions, contact: Carol - Canadian Gazette 53 Bridge St., Carleton Place 613-257-1303

• Proven track record of achieving and exceeding measurable goals • Outbound B2B calling experience • Experience in managing a portfolio of clients • The ability to function in a deadline driven environment • Demonstrated superior customer relationship skills • Good communication skills, both verbal and written • The ability to work efficiently independently or as a part of a team • Excellent organizational skills, along with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to multi-task • Working and functional knowledge of the MS Windows and Office suites, as well as functional and navigational knowledge of the Internet

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Porking problems on Russell Street? ANDREW SNOOK

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NEW LISTING $365,000. 213 577 Little Crosby Lake rd, Crosby Lake. 9 year old year round home 3bdr+1 bth close to waters edge. West facing, Gorgeous Sunsets, Marvelous Shallow, Sandy Waterfront. Flat, mature treed lot, 130 ft frontage. Full unfinished basement, Well and Septic. All Appliances and most furnishings included. Bunkie and garage/storage shed. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862.

NEW LISTING $249,000. Over 4 acres with 183ft frontage and complete privacy on Big Rideau Lake. Includes sauna building. Build your dream cottage or year round home. Excellent waterfront. Can be bought with cottage on adjacent lot see MLS#788058. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

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NEW LISTING $229,000. Affordable waterfront, year round cottage w/100ft frontage on the Clyde River, near Lanark Village. A great place to relax and enjoy nature. Open concept living area w/ huge windows & view. Brand new cedar siding and deck. New full walkout basement (2009). Shallow, gradual waterfront, good swimming! Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

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$190,000 each , Part 6 & 7 Lot 11, Ottawa River. Waterfront Building lots near Westmeath, 200+ ft Frontage, almost 1 acre each. Stunning section of Ottawa river. North facing. Year round access, Level, Sandy Shoreline, well treed lot, Hydro to the lot line, Pre-approved for building. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862

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The town is afraid pigs will fly on Russell Street, at least according to shop owner Jim Johnston. Johnston, owner of Smiths Falls Meat and Deli, located at 10 Russell St. E., recently decided to have a little fun with his storefront. In April, he erected a large fiberglass pig that sits above his shop’s front door. He said the town has requested an engineering report about the anchorage holding the pig in place. Johnston said the report would cost him $1,500. He said he filled out all the necessary paperwork to erect the pig weeks ago, and the town has misplaced his forms. “They give me some papers, I filled them out June 1 and gave them back the same day, and they’ve lost them,” he said. Johnston doesn’t understand what the fuss is about, as far as safety is concerned; he said the pig only weighs 10 pounds and was installed by a professional contractor. “They wanted $1 million liability, I’ve got $2 million,” he said. “We had a professional contractor put it up. If it can survive the wind storms from the last two weekends I think it’s pretty safe. It has got four, four-inch leg bolts into the façade, it has tiedowns on either side.” Johnston said he has had plenty of compliments about his new mascot, and only one local business complained saying, “It looked gaudy,” but that she respected his right to decorate his storefront as he see fit. Johnston said he has called and left messages with Erin Watson, the town’s building inspector, several times, but has not received any response. Smiths Falls This Week has left two messages with Watson, requesting comments about the engineer report request, but as of Monday, June 13, has not received a response.

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Jim Johnston poses outside his shop, Smiths Falls Meat and Deli, after successfully erecting his mascot, a 10-pound fiberglass pig. Johnston said he has been asked to pay for engineering tests to prove the pig is not a safety hazard for passers by. He said the tests could cost him $1,500.

Come and enjoy our art, we look forward to seeing you at Art in the Barn. Submitted by the Rideau Lakes Artists Association.

NEW PRICE $949,000 Reduced from $995,000. Completely private 8.48 acre estate on prestigious North Shore, Big Rideau. Includes severed lot. Light & airy 3-level, 5bdr post&beam home: cathedral ceiling, 2-story Swedish stone FP, 3bthrs. Central vac&A/C. Beautiful screen porch overlooking breathtaking views. Garage. Large dock. Great swimming and boating! 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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For more information about the event, and other shows by the RLAA, visit our website at

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Art In The Barn set for July 9 & 10 at fairgrounds

$169,000. Lot 43, Goode Island, Bob s Lake. 100ft west facing, marvelous waterfront. Gorgeous Sunsets. 3bdr+1 bth cottage, boat access only, treed lot with excellent deep waterfront and no weeds. Deck overlooking Lake. Woodstove. Lake fed water and septic. Storage shed. Most furnishing included. Only a very short boat trip from the marina, in the No-Wake zone. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862.

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SOLD $159,900. Rare cottage on the Mississippi River in scenic Pakenham. 35 minutes to the parliament buildings. 2 bdrms, living rm and large kitchen overlooking river. Minor variance already obtained to allow new building. 8 km of boating, good deep swimming. Minutes from Golf Course & Ski Hill. Incl. bunkie/wrkshp. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

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$139,900. Maberly area, near Perth. A perfect getaway looking out over the Fall River! Almost completely renovated 2 bdrm bungalow. Ideal starter or retirement home with easy commute to Perth. All new windows on main floor, laminate floors, kitchen counters, taps, and much more! Call today and start enjoying your days on the river. Janice Hastie-Waugh 613-283-5435.

Look for our flyer in today’s paper! Only in selected areas. See in store for complete details.

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Come rain or come shine, the time to enjoy Art In The Barn will be here this summer. The Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association (RLAA) welcomes you to its annual art show and sale, formerly known as Perth’s Art on the Lawn, on Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The popular event will be celebrating its 14th year at the Lombardy Fairgrounds Agricultural Society Barn, located south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15 ay Kelly’s Road. The Barn provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere to meet with 37 multi-talented artists and talk to them about their wide diversity of original art- watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, metalwork, pottery, ceramics, painted glass, prints and cards. This easily accessible venue provides ample parking and shelter from any weather; however, it does not allow access to the Internet, so purchases can only be made with cash or by cheque. Admission is free, and 10 per cent of all sales will be donated to Do It For Daron (DIFD), in support of youth mental health at the Royal Ottawa Hospital.


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$65,000. 147 Beck Shore Rd, Mississippi Lake. Use it as a weekend get away or place for Summer Holidays. Room for tents or trailer. On Leased Land. Right across from shared lake access, West facing, Marvelous waterfront. Gorgeous Sunsets. 4bdr+1 bth cottage. Stone firepit, storage shed, Lake fed water and Septic. All furnishings included. Call Grant Scharf today! 613-323-4862.


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Happenings around town in Smiths Falls

Photo by Andrew Snook

Sonya Lauzon, 3, creates a masterpiece with the help of a teacher, Tamara Mellaney, at an arts and crafts workstation, hosted by Duncan J. Schoular Elementary School’s Kindergarten Day, held on June 2.

Photo by Andrew Snook

Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute student Tanner Flinn drums for a full house during the 100 Years of Music concert organized by SFDCI’s music department on June 1.

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Catching the action all around town

(Above) Stacey Pitre and Josh Winkenweder, both of Smiths Falls, take a pit stop during the Ride for Dad motorcycle fundraiser for prostate cancer. (Right) Rima Aristocrat poses with Elizabeth Dunfield Bird, during Willis College’s graduation ceremony at Smiths Falls Station Theatre on June 2. Bird celebrated her 75th year as a graduate this year.


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(Above) Portland residents Bonnie Leadbeater, Daisy Leadbeater and Jesse Sled, play on a tree that fell during a windy storm last Thursday. (Right) Toastmasters Club chair Rob Rodine poses with long-time Toastmaster Chris Ford at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre on June 1.

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$449,000 - 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

Over 114 acres on Pike Lake with 2 waterfront lots on the southwest shore - acreage has mixed vegetation of oak, maple, pine & cedar, several beaver floods & ponds - both waterfront lots are hard at shoreline, one lot is high off the water - excellent recreational property - access via Pike Lake Route 16. Call Joanne 613-812-0505

691 Christie Lake North Shore Rd. - Privacy, 140 feet of wonderful waterfront, low maintenance summer place, plus approx. 18x30 boathouse with rooms for bedroom and bed/sitting for guests or the kids. So many extras - efficiency plus - heat pump and masonry fireplace; garage and workshop; boat ramp; automatic generator, etc. Glorious waterside glassed and screened room for relaxing and entertaining. $329,900. MLS# 091191601012500 Call Barbara Shepherd Cell – 613 326-1361

$549,000 - 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 •

Christie Lake - 220 Patterson Rd. - 205 feet of natural shoreline. Older mobile with full-size septic system and drilled well, pus hydro. Very pretty and private 2.27 acre lot. $128,000. MLS# 795206 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell - 613 326-1361.

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Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (incl. ensuite) waterfront home on Mississippi Lake. Phenomenal view. Gorgeous “double” lot with ~ 140 feet of great shoreline. $429,900 Christian & Norene Allan, 613-264-0123


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SUNDAY, JUNE 19 • 1-3 P.M. 223 5th Line of Kitley, near Toledo - recently renovated, new flooring throughout, 2 new baths, new counter top & sink in kitchen, freshly painted, new fixtures & fans throughout, new dishwasher, newer wood/electric furnace, roofing & water softener - sunken living room, large kitchen/dining area and main floor sun room - 3 +1 bedrms, master bedrom has 3 piece ensuite and 4 piece bath on main level - lower level has family room, bedrm / den, tool room- and lots of storage. Call Joanne at 613-812-0505.

$259,000 - Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow only minutes to Perth. Hardwood flooring in main part of the home, carpeting in bedrooms, open-concept kitchen, dining & living room, close to Perth at 218 Bernice Cres. MLS#091990802040408 Paul Martin, 613-264-0123



100 Sherbrooke St. Renovated 2 bedroom bungalow with carport and detached garage! Private yard, new kitchen, new bath, etc! MLS# 796184 Call Barbara Shepherd cell - 613 326-1361.

$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


BURGESSWOOD ESTATES – 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 4000 feet of gorgeous waterfront for residents. $328,900. MLS# 786557 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell: 613-326-1361 OUT OF TOWN

$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 • 613-812-8871



$299,000 - 4 Jessie Dr., Perth. This 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with double attached garage is a jewel in the rough. Built in 1976 with the 2nd storey added in 1993, it needs major renovations to make the most of the offered space. Main level has living room, formal dining room, kitchen with large eatin space (with patio door to large screened porch built over the garden/storage shed) plus family room & 2-pc. Bath. 2Nd floor has 4 bedrooms and 2+ full baths. Lower level offers large recreation area with wood burning appliance, two more bedrooms & 3-pc. Bath. Mls# 792790.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 18 • 1-2:30 P.M. 469 Christie Lake Road, Perth Beautifully set, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom brick home with ~ 140 feet of frontage on the Tay River. Newer shingles and propane furnace, double attached garage, fully finished basement, and only 3 kms from town. $349,000 MLS# 785059 Christian & Norene Allan, 613-264-0123 OUT OF TOWN

Perthshire Condo The “Kintyre”: 2+1 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the sought after Perthshire condominium. Lovely sunroom overlooking green space. Finished lower level with spacious bedroom, 4-pc. bathroom, and family room. Main level boasts beautiful hardwood floors, open concept dining and living rooms, den/bedroom, 4-pc. bathroom, master with access to the sun room, and main floor laundry. Lovely garden, and single garage. $224,900 Christian & Norene Allan,613-264-0123


$385,000 - Hobby farm on 50 acres, totally renovated century old farmhouse, formal dining room and living room with hardwood flooring, 4 br, 3 bath, extra large master with ensuite, large deck and expansive lawns and gardens, oversized 2-car garage with insulated workshop, log barns and many outbuildings. MLS# 794378

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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




610 West Point - Dr. $349,000 - Nature and the Rideau at your back door this custom built home offers fantastic scenery while situated in a desirable sub-division. 3 br, 2 1|2 baths bright and spacious with vaulted ceilings and warm oak kitchen, bright part finished basement for entertaining or the kids to play. Water access without waterfront taxes! Cathie McCabe/Julia Scotland, 613-264-0123

Bungalow on Dufferin Rd. - Edge Of Town - $196,500 - Just a great 3 bedroom bungalow on a country sized lot. Super sunporch for summer relaxing off the dining area, 1.5 baths, lots of light. Oversize single garage. Enjoy lower taxes in a lovely neighbourhood almost in town. MLS # 792485 Call Barbara Shepherd, cell – 613 326-1361

$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. Host: Paul Martin, 613-264-0123



$359,000 - Located 15 km. East of Perth. Newer 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow. Hardwood & tile floors, fully equiped custom oak kitchen with island opens into dining area and spacious living room with patio doors to the back of property. Large family room above double attached garage. Full drive-in / walk-out basement for those large recreational toys or create additional living space. Front porch overlooks pond. Mls# 774774. BOB FERGUSON • 613-812-8871



Hobby Farm - Looking for the perfect spot to create your dream of the country life? Look no further. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom stone home on ~ 97 acres of wonderful land within 7 kms of Perth. Featuring a lovely kitchen with granite counters, bamboo floor, exposed stone wall, and pellet stove, romantic loft style master bedroom. updated upstairs 4- pc bathroom with in-floor radiant heat, walk-up attic, newer shingles/vinyl windows/furnace. Older barns with 7 box stalls, hydro, water, and tack room. Steel machine shed and detached double garage. $469,900

$179,000. In the quiet hamlet of Fallbrook, 10 minutes from Perth, is a comfortable 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a ton of country character. A large side and back yard for recreation with kids and pets. Large garden areas & shed. Original structure has been beefed up with additional 6 inch interior insulated, vapour barrier & drywalled frame for year round comfortable living. Steel roof, newer windows and doors. There is nothing else for sale in this price range that offers so much!! Mls# 782470. BOB FERGUSON • 613-812-8871

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Mrs. Jones - The weather is so nice this time of year. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in the country but still be close to town? Mr. Jones- And with acreage so the kids have lots of room to explore and play, and we could have those gardens we’ve been talking

about for years! Mrs. Jones - You know Joanne Bennell and Barb Shepherd have a listing at 282 McVeety Rd. that is a red brick renovated farmhouse with over 13 acres that has everything we need. And, it has just been reduced to $349,000. Let’s give them a call.... 613-8120505 or 613-326-1361.



$309,000 - 6 Year old chalet style 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 30 acres. 10 Minutes to perth. The house, gardens & yard are just a portion, most of the property being large wooded areas with trails. Custom kitchen, living room with a wall of natural light, dining room with patio door to side deck plus two bedrooms & a bath are on the main level. Master bedroom, ensuite & walk-in closet are on the upper level. Family room, wood burning fireplace, storage, utility, laundry & two other rooms are on the lower level with walk-out. Mls# 780411

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A taste of the country life is what you get with this beautiful well built custom home. Set on a gorgeous lot, well treed,wildlife at your back door its called peaceful living. Lovely kitchen, hardwood and ceramic tile, corner propane fireplace natural light with skylights to brighten the entry way and one of the 3 bathrooms. Extra large 2 car garage. Only 10 min from Perth. This is a country gem!! 736 Stanley Rd. $299,900. Cathie McCabe/Julia Scotland, 613-264-0123





Welcome to Maple Glen Estates & an Otty Lake lifestyle just 5 minutes from heritage Perth - this totally renovated 3000+ square foot home offers quality & spaciousness just a stone`s throw from the beach - 4 bedrooms & 3 full baths - a fireplace in both the living room and family room - hardwood flooring & tile on the main level - a large screened-in porch is conveniently located off the dining room for the barbeque - large rec room/den/office on the lower level - double attached garage/workshop. $379,000.

$229,000. 2 minutes from downtown Perth, this completely renovated sidesplit offers 1600 sq. ft. of quality living space on a mature landscaped & wooded 2.86 acre lot. Perfect for a home business or large family. Open living/dining/kitchen area on main floor with 3 bedrooms and a full bath on the upper level. Family room, 4th bedroom & partial bath on lower level is currently used for a home business. Basement offers either large finihsed rec room (or 5th bedroom if required) and laundry/utility room. MLS#78546.

Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick 2 storey home. Many features including: pine floors, beautiful trim, front and back porches, fenced yard, attached workshop, multiple living rooms, plenty of storage, and main floor laundry. $234,900

Recently updated 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, brick bungalow on the nicest street in Smiths Falls. Hardwood floors, spacious kitchen, full basement, and detached garage. A short walk downtown, to the Rideau Canal, and nearby parks. $234,500

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BOB FERGUSON • 613-812-8871

Christian & Norene Allan, 613-264-0123

Christian & Norene Allan, 613-264-0123


Sit back and relish the surrounding countryside. Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom (incl. ens.) bungalow featuring L-shaped verandah, attached garage, studio, and finished basement. Beautiful lot with ~ 7 acres of pasture and gardens. $289,000

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THE LONG WEEKEND AT STATION THEATRE - The Long Weekend, by Norm Foster, will take place at the Smiths Falls Community Theatre (63 Victoria Ave.), from June 16 to 18, at 8 p.m., June 19 at 2 p.m., and from June 23 to 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets are reserved seating, and are avail-

- Cruise-In Nights’ 14th annual Car Nights will take place from, 6 to 8 p.m., at 114 Lombard St., at the WalMart parking lot). This unique car display offers a weekly location for everyone to showcase their favourite vehicles. All car classes, styles, makes and models are welcome. There will be prizes and a 50/50 draw. For more information, contact Don Bates, at 613-283-1297 or 613-2648218. SATURDAY, JUNE 18 - A community-wide garage sale will take place starting at 8 a.m. - The Smiths Falls Farmers Market at the RCAFA parking lot has new opening hours. The market will now be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Compositions Art Gallery (47 Main St. E.) will host “I Heart Art,” an information session on its upcoming art classes that will be available. There will also be free face painting available for the community. - The Single Parenting Support Group will host a meeting from 1 to 4 p.m., at 30 Bennett St., in

shortest tail, biggest belly, curliest tail, smallest dog, largest dog, best trick, look-a-like and craziest hair. Contests entries are a $2 donation minimum. Contestants that enter two categories are automatically entered into the best costume category. Suggested dog wash donations are $10 for small dogs and $15 for large dogs. Foodsmiths is located at 106 Wilson St. W. in Perth. SUNDAY, JUNE 19 - 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 Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 will host a pancake breakfast special from 8 to 11 a.m. There will be pancakes, sausages, bacon, tea, coffee and juice served. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children aged 12 and under, and $10 for a family of four. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 - The Smiths Falls Toastmasters Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Courtyard Café (7 Russell St.

W.) for its regularly scheduled meeting. All are welcome to attend. THURSDAY, JUNE 23 - Cruise-In Nights’ 14th annual Car Nights will take place from, 6 to 8 p.m., at 114 Lombard St., at the WalMart parking lot). This unique car display offers a weekly location for everyone to showcase their favourite vehicles. All car classes, styles, makes and models are welcome. There will be prizes and a 50/50 draw. For more information, contact Don Bates, at 613-283-1297 or 613-2648218. FRIDAY, JUNE 24 - An evening of sacred, gospel, broadway tunes and hits of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, will be performed by Christopher Coyea, tenor, and Alex Fleuriau Chateau, bass. The concert will take place at 7 p.m., at Athens United Church. Tickets are $15 (under 12 $10), and are available at the door. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 - The Smiths Falls Toastmasters Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Courtyard Café (7 Russell St. W.) for its regularly scheduled meeting. All are welcome to attend.


- The 15th anniversary celebration of Art in the Garden will take place at the Kiwi Gardens located on 687 Harper Rd., RR7, in Perth. Art in the Garden showcases artists and craftspeople among the display beds at Kiwi Gardens. Garden sculptures, obelisks and arbours, blown glass, outdoor furniture, wind chimes, pottery, and various other pieces of unique garden art will be on display. The artwork is made from a range of materials including wood, wrought iron, concrete, resins, glass, and steel. There will be food, beverages and live music. For more information, contact 613-267-7384.


Carleton Place. Free child care is available, but you must call to register. For more information, call 613-259-2182 or 1-866-762-0496. - The Smiths Falls Lions Club will host a barbecue, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Mac’s Convenience Store, located at 45 Main St. E. There will children’s games and activities. Please bring nonperishable donations for the food bank. All monetary donations will go to a local fire victim. - The Good Old Fashioned Barn Dance with Wade Foster will take place at Glengyle Farm, located at 2208 Hwy. 511 (Between Lanark and Balderson). Proceeds from the event will go towards the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program. There will also be a silent auction. There will be a barbecue held from 7 to 8 p.m., with dancing to follow. - Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 for children, or $15 at the barn door. They can purchased at Mill Street Books in Almonte, Shadowfax in Perth, or the Nature Lover’s Bookshop in Lanark. - Foodsmiths in Perth will host its ninth annual Charity Dog Wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is in support of the Lanark Animal Welfare Society’s Emergency Fund. There will be prizes awarded to dogs and dog owners for various contests, including a 30-pound bag of dog food. The contests include: best costume for the grand prize, longest tail,

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