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Members of the “Crumble Quartet” entertain at the Gaia Java coffee shop in Stittsville. – Page 13

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Up close with lizard Shannon McIlquham pets a blue tongued lizard that was shown as part of the Little Ray’s Reptiles presentation at the PA Day event for children which was held at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners last Friday afternoon, Jan. 18.

EMC news - The dictionary defines “tradition” as “an established practice or custom.” We don’t know if it qualifies yet as a tradition after just two straight annual general meeting happenings but it’s getting there. For the second straight year, the Goulbourn Township Historical Society’s annual general meeting last Saturday saw a person elected to the Board of Directors after her photograph was shown to those at the meeting. It was a photo of Lynne Blenk who could not attend the annual general meeting held at the Stittsville United Church in Stittsville because of a conflicting family event. But she was agreeable to serving on the Board of Directors and indeed has a long history of involvement in the historical community, particularly in the world of historic reenactments. This was a repeat of what happened at the Historical Society’s 2012 annual general meeting a year ago when Debbie Proulx, who was being proposed for the Board of Directors, could not attend. However, a photo of her was displayed so that everyone would know who she was. She served as the Historical Society’s treasurer for the 2012 year. Lynne Blenk was elected to the Historical Society’s Board of Directors for a three year term. Others elected to three year terms on the Board of Directors were returning Directors Lee Boltwood, Barb Bottriell, Jim Kirkpatrick and Mike Bryan. All these four had completed their three year terms and were up for re-election. See HISTORICAL, page 2

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Virginia Notley retires after more than 14 years putting out the Historical Society’s newsletter. – Pages 9, 25

EMC news - Field of Dreams. This phrase evokes thoughts of the 1989 American movie starring Kevin Costner that involved building a baseball field in a corn field, coining the now-famous line “If you build it, he will come.” But this phrase is also the title for the first class in the 2013 photography competition being hosted by the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society. Although organized by the Horticultural Society, the competition is open to everyone, although Society non-members must pay a fee of $15 which not only covers entry in the pho-

tographic competition but also covers membership in the Horticultural Society for the remainder of the year. Field of Dreams is the name of class number one in this year’s photograph competition. Entries in this class are to give a panoramic view of a field crop, a meadow or wildflowers. Class two has a typical Canadian theme as it is called “It’s Frozen.” Entries in this class should be a macro photo of a favourite plant or plants, tree, bush or leaf. “What is that?” is class three for the 2013 photography competition. It is to be a photo of a rare or unusual plant or weed.

“Child’s Play” is class four, asking for a picture of a child in a garden. “Ouch!” is class five. Entries should focus on a prickly plant. Class six is called “Plume.” Entries should be of a flower, grass head or bulrush-like figure. And the seventh and final class is “My Vacation.” Entries should be photos of flowers or group planting found while on vacation. The location of the vacation should be listed on the back of the entry. Entries are now being sought in all of these classes for this 2013 photography competition. But you don’t have all that much time to get your entries ready and submitted.

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All entries must be submitted in a sealed envelop to one of the branches of the Ottawa Public Library in Goulbourn (Stittsville, Richmond or Munster) no later than Tuesday, Feb. 5. Results will be released just two weeks later, at the Horticultural Society meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Photos entered in the competition can be black and white or colour and either from film or digital. The photos must be taken within the last three years and must not be any larger than 8 inches by 12 inches when submitted. The photos must not be mounted. See DEADLINE, page 2

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