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Katherine J. Burrows, Catherine Coles, Dianne Dowling, Kirsten Geisler, Glen R. Goodhand, Alyce Gorter, Robin Hutcheon, Joseph Imre, Bert Korporaal, Susan Moore, Marcella Neely, Mark Oliver, Susan Rehner, Nicole Senyi, Lauder Smith, Terry Sprague, Grace Vanderzande, Kassidy Young All photos contributed, unless otherwise noted.


scaping the heat by heading to the water is a summer ritual. With a multitude of lakes and rivers, large and small, at our doorsteps, our connection to water is never far away for Lennox & Addington County residents and seasonal summer visitors. For the young and old, for relaxation or adventure, there’s an aquatic activity and setting for everyone in our magnificent region. This issue of The SCOOP celebrates our wonderful waterways. Our cover strikingly captures an adventurous swimmer, cooling off with a refreshing plunge into Mellon Lake earlier this summer on an excursion with his local paddling club. Everyone else in the group cautiously jumped in feet first, but that wasn’t daring enough for 78-year-old Dugald, who dove in headfirst! A variety of articles in this issue touch on water in one way or another. Terry Sprague shares the memorable story of his ten-day paddling trip on the Rideau Canal and tells of the entertaining wildlife and remarkable

scenery he got to experience on this once in a lifetime adventure. We profile the Depot Lakes, a series of spectacular lakes in our region that provide bountiful opportunities for those who enjoy the great outdoors. We also learn of the growing problem of soft plastic and rubber baits littering our local lakes, and of the simple steps we can take to keep from harming fish and polluting our waters. Readers are informed of an upcoming bus tour of the upper and middle Salmon watershed, where passengers will learn about the origins of the Salmon River while discovering historical and recreational opportunities along the way.

the early 20th century that became an important part of Napanee’s history. To round off our theme, we present two poems that explore the authors’ personal connections with water, at times mysterious, soothing, turbulent, and exhilarating. Whether you prefer swimming, fishing, splashing, paddling, boating, or diving (feet first or headfirst), we encourage you to head outdoors and enjoy your favourite watercourses this summer. And, once you’re back on dry land, we hope you enjoy reading this issue of the SCOOP!

Joseph Imre recounts the history of the legendary Red Devil, a pioneering powerboat from

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78-year-old Dugald Carmichael dives headfirst into Mellon Lake on a Cataraqui Canoe Club paddling excursion this July. Photo by Steven Manders. Steven is the author of The First Spike, a book about the early railways, tramways, roads, historic canoe and logging routes of Eastern Ontario. The First Spike is available for purchase at the Lennox & Addington County Museum and Archives in Napanee. 2

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Letters Recent medical research is suggesting our efforts at making everything germ-free is weakening our immune systems.

I’ve doctors to endorse it they’re filming it in Spain I’m told the weather’s perfect there for easing moral pain.

My grandmother believed that every kid should eat at least a pound of dirt! However, the Pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries tell us we should be 99.9% germ-free and If we clean up our acts we should live long enough to have most of our body parts replaced with stainless steel and plastics.

A talk show lady called me up to say she’d read my book She really loved my theories and asked if I could cook.

Grandma’s generation related a wealth of home recipes aimed at curing everything but poor judgment and the advice continues. Just the other day I met a fellow who assured me he had the next and best solution. This is how he explained it: “I’ve found the perfect medicine to cures the world’s ills I make it in my bathtub I’m selling it as pills.

I have an elocution pro a fitness trainer too A silver-grey Mercedes and a lady I call...Lou. My wife lives in Muskoka the kids are all at Queen’s Our penthouse? It’s in Yorkville and there, I wear my jeans. My lawyers say “so far so good” it seems nobody’s died My publicist says not to fret “Sit back – enjoy the ride.”

Due to the success of their recent Golf Tournament, the Tamworth and District Lions Club was able to make a $10,000 dollar donation to the Lennox & Addington Hospital Foundation in support of the purchase of a CT Scan for Napanee Hospital.

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The local over 55 women’s hockey team (aka the Bucketlisters) is going to New Brunswick in August to compete in the Canada 55+ Games. The team members are: Faun Bank, Joanne Brown, Marla Chadwick, Susan Clancy, Marion Clow, Cathy Gaebel, Christine Heal, Tammy McDonald, Dawn McGregor, Lisa Myles, Barb Pogue, Janie Ryan, Barb Way (unable to attend) Patricia Weese, Patti Ann Whalen, Karen Whiteman, Elaine Wilson (unable to attend) and Kathy Wood. The Canada 55+ Games span a wide range of physical and mental challenges – from slow-pitch and curling to contract bridge and darts. These events bring together amateur competitors who participate for the sheer joy of competition, for the opportunity to visit other parts of Canada and of course, for the fun social fellowship. Good luck to the team!

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Here’s Mud in Your Eye Alyce Gorter


hen I first started horseback riding it was not just a recreational hobby – it was a lifelong obsessive passion bursting from its restraints. I suddenly – without premonition or planning — had the opportunity to lease a horse for an affordable amount not too far from home. Its owner had little time to ride his own young gelding so welcomed the fact that Dan’s stablemate would now have the attention and exercise he so badly needed. You see, Duke was a shortlegged, draft-cross, plow pony who tended to be a little on the hefty side even without a surplus of food – an easy-keeper. The problem was that without enough work to wear off the calories, Duke’s health could be compromised. So, with every possible hour spent in the saddle, “Me ‘n’ Duke” quickly became a household phrase. The farmer also owned a livestock trailer and a pick-up truck. As a result, one of the benefits of leasing Duke was that, by paying my share of the costs, I could catch a lift for Me ‘n’ Duke to the trail rides that were often held during the year by a number of hosts. These were usually open to everyone and most often free. Just an opportunity for horse riders to get together and enjoy new scenery and old stories while listening to the creak of leather, the jingle of bits and spurs and the thud of hooves – music to our ears. As an added benefit, since Dan and Duke lived together, they provided a sense of security for each other in new surroundings, making for relaxing riding. Most of these rides were a lot of fun. A few, not quite so much. The one that stands out most in the latter category was an event held quite some distance from home. A large number of riders showed up that day, most arriving with their registered quarter horses, aristocratic thoroughbreds, and prancing, polished show ponies in spiffy

deluxe aluminum or fibreglass trailers. These shiny feats of automotive achievement were matched up to gleaming 4-wheel drive, dual-wheel drive and/or diesel, extended-cab trucks. This magnificence easily over-shadowed our nondescript farm horses, steel stock trailer, and more modest basic-model truck. But the sun was shining, and the trail was beckoning – all the fixings we really needed for a good ride. The host, aka The Trail Boss, announced his rule – he would be in the lead and no one was allowed to ride past him. Although this could be seen as a safety factor, what it really meant is that those closest to him had to listen to his stories and the riders in front controlled the pace of those farther back. Neither was a choice option for those of us who liked to ride without a lot of chatter or to set our own faster pace. But, to disobey the house rules could mean not being welcome on the next ride. Certainly not worth the risk. We obediently fell into line. Anyway, it was still good to be out and sitting on the back of a horse put us on top of the world. It was to be a full day event with an hour and a half drive to get to the site and unless some unfortunate incident occurred to slow us down, the same length of time to get home. We would head out on the trail around 11:00 a.m. and end up back at the trailers around 3:00 in the afternoon. If we were hungry on the ride, we could munch on whatever goodies we had packed for ourselves in our saddlebags – ditto for any liquid refreshments. We were about halfway into the ride when a sudden summer storm came growling aggressively down upon us like a taunted pit bull. There was no escape. The first big splats of rain drenched horses and riders completely. The following torrential downpour could do little more damage. But from then on, the fun was over. All we could do was grit our teeth, hunch our shoulders, and wonder why we hadn’t had more interest in indoor hobbies. The Trail Boss seemed to have lost his enthusiasm for sharing his tales of daring-do and was trying to squeeze himself in under the brim of his cowboy hat. Most of him was not successful.

We were still half an hour from the trailers when I saw my riding buddy’s back suddenly stiffen. I edged Duke up beside him and looked over questioningly. “My truck is only 2-wheel drive,” he said, his eyes wide with meaning. I tried hard to connect this gem with some other recent conversational dot but could not join it to anything we had talked about that day. “So?” I asked. “Ssshhhh,” his mouth formed the word without saying it aloud, brow furrowed in concern, making me understand that for some reason this dialogue was not to be overheard. I lifted my eyebrows quizzically. He looked around to see if anybody was close enough to hear. The other riders were spaced out in front and behind us riding silently in sodden discomfort but far enough away to ensure privacy. “Remember the hill to the parking area?” he asked pointedly. I did a quick rewind of the day’s activities back to when we arrived at the ride. We had left the main road, drove through a farmer’s field and then down a hill to another field large enough to accommodate the many trucks and trailers. The hill was steep enough to make you hope your horses had braced themselves in the trailer, so they wouldn’t end up in the cab of the truck. It had been newly mowed making it look like the shorn pate of a boot-camp recruit and the heavy vehicles travelling the same path down the hill had eroded the plant roots, exposing the soil to the past few hours of driving rain. All those rigs would have to scale that slippery slope to get to the road back home. I understood his concern — our exit would not be easy … or pretty. “We have to be the first ones up that hill,” he stated, “or there will be no hope for us to get out under our own power.” We surveyed the surrounding scene from under the brims of our hats like spies in a cheap movie. We needed to sneak away from the Trail Boss and the rest of the pack without arousing their interest in where we were going or why. If anyone else started thinking along the same line as us and there was a race for first rights up that hill, our plow ponies would have little chance against their faster horses. But these rugged steeds needed little encouragement to lengthen their stride. We slowly inched by the Trail Boss trying to look as though we were appreciatively engrossed in the landscape and not as cold, miserable, and disinterested as we truly were, avoiding eye contact and hoping he wouldn’t call us out. As soon as we were around the corner and out of sight of the others, we kicked it into high gear and barrelled down the trail, spattering mud in all directions. As we raced for the trailer, we staked out our

game plan. Since the truck would have enough of a struggle just getting itself up the hill and would not have the traction necessary to pull the loaded trailer behind it, I was to quickly unsaddle both horses and throw our gear into the back of the truck under the tonneau cover while Dale Earnhardt unlocked the doors and warmed up the engine. I would then lead the horses to the top of the hill while he attempted to manoeuvre the vehicles safely up the track. It went like precision clockwork. The horses seemed to sense the urgency of the matter and trotted obediently at my heels as we sloshed our way through the stubble. By the time we were halfway up the hill, the other riders were reaching their rigs. We needed to hurry. But speed was an impossibility. With tires spinning madly in the slick molasses-like sludge, the truck slowly inched towards the crest of the hill. I held my breath. But, like the Little Engine That Could, each turn of the wheels brought it closer to its goal and it was impossible not to cheer when truck and trailer finally rolled onto flat ground. The horses were more than happy to jump into the protection of the trailer and I clambered into the cab of the truck – dripping and chilled but cheered knowing now that home was only a couple of hours away. We looked behind us to see how the other vehicles were faring. The first 4-wheel drive truck, towing its fully loaded trailer, was attempting to make the ascent, the trailer slip sliding as the driver tried to jerk it through the goo, tires churning up a continuous assault of sticky mud. The ruts we had left behind hadn’t improved the path any and at mid-point, it was obvious his climb was over. We could see the front of his beautiful trailer now coated in a thick wall of gunk. We could see the queue of 4-wheel drive, diesel, and dually trucks pulling their shiny trailers all lining up behind him at the bottom of the hill — all going nowhere. We thought of the tired horses and riders cold, wet, and hungry, and the long hours ahead of them before the last vehicle would be hauled out of the mess. We thought about how we would have felt if it had been us stuck at the bottom of that hill, with night fast approaching and no readily available help in sight. We thought of how only our quick thinking and quicker action had saved us from the same fate. We thought about how nice of us it would be to walk back down that slick slope in the pelting rain and do whatever we could to help. Then we cranked up the heat and drove home in the warmth of our 2-wheel drive truck.

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Do You Remember: Playground Games? Glen R. Goodhand


o the average Canadian born during the New Millennium, the word “game” conjures up the image of a 5 ½ inch (14 mm) X 3 inch (9 mm) hand-held device called a Smartphone— and the various arcade-type games available for their entertainment. You can see them sitting on the school steps, on a park bench, slouched in a chair at home, riding on the school bus, or pausing on a street corner on their way home—mesmerized by that little piece of technological plastic. Mental pictures of a quarter acre of grass beside their place of learning—perhaps with swings and slides and monkey bars—and even a ball diamond in one corner—are unlikely. This contrast is captured by a cartoon that features a half-dozen children in the schoolyard, all holding Smartphones, while one of them is pictured texting “@Susie! #You’re it!” Of course, there are outdoor activities like soccer, skipping, and tag, in which today’s students participate. But many of them are supervised—organized by educational staff and others. In some schools, older students teach the younger students games. Imagination, which prompts spontaneous fun activities at recess and noon hour, is in short supply. Do you remember playground games a couple of generations ago? As classes were dismissed, boys and girls streamed outside, some grabbing skipping ropes that were carelessly dropped when the

bell sounded; others heading for the hopscotch markings, etched on whatever piece of cement was available; while others were grabbing a ball and gloves to play catch. But a good number followed the crowd to a spot where someone spontaneously, loudly hollered, “LET’S PLAY…” *PRISONER’S BASE/CAPTURE THE FLAG! These two are essentially the same game, but the latter is more easily described. A large portion of the playground is divided in half. For Team A, their half is “safe ground”—likewise, for Team B. Each possesses a “flag.” The object of the game is for members of respective teams to run safely through the opposition’s territory— that is, without being tagged—to capture that banner and take it back to their own “base.” If they are touched by any member of the team guarding the marker, they are placed in “jail.” Normally they may be freed by a member of their own set who can run the gauntlet without being caught, and touch the prisoner. They are then set free. *RED LIGHT! The simplest version of this game involves one person who is sometimes called the “policeman,” who stands at one end of a designated area. He or she turns their back and begins to count. The rest of the group stands in a parallel line, ready to start moving toward the one counting. Since the object of the game is to reach the “line” where the “policeman” stands, most players move quickly. On the count of “10” the one who is “it” suddenly shouts “Red light!” and turns to face the rest.

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Anyone who has not stopped by the time the counter turns—if caught still making a movement, must return to the starting line. The one reaching the finish line first is then “it” and gets the privilege of being the “policeman.” *ANNIE ANNIE (EENIE EINIE) OVER (or BALLY OVER)! The old red schoolhouse was the most common building used for this game. Two teams, one on either side of the building, tossed a ball (usually a tennis ball) over the roof to the other side, shouting “Bally Over” as they did. If the throw failed. “Bally Back” warned the opposition that a second try would follow. If the ball fell into the open, the alternate team followed suit. However, if the ball was caught, all members of that team swarmed around the ends of the school. Once in “enemy” territory, they had the right to tag as many of the waiting gang as they could. Unless all the attacked squad were extremely fleet of foot, the group with the ball grew in size. The team that finally lost all its members were the losers. *FOX AND GOOSE! Thus far games which were best played in spring or fall have been featured. But this one is strictly a

winter pastime. In fact, a fall of snow is imperative. First, tracks are made in the snow, usually in the shape of a large spoked wheel, about 50 feet in diameter. That circle is marked off like a cut pie. A centre clearing is made which is the “safe zone.” Both the “fox” (who is “it”) and “geese” start in the centre hub. At the word “Go!” the geese scatter along the lines of their choice. The fox gives chase—all must remain within the lines—geese who step or fall out of the line are “it”—even if they are not tagged. Any participant who is caught becomes the fox.

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*We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the most timeless and popular game of all— HIDE AND SEEK. One person stands with face hidden and counts (usually to 100). Everyone else scatters to whatever hiding place they can find. The call comes: “Ready or not, here I come!” If one can reach the “goal” without being seen, he is “safe.” Albert Einstein said that “Play is the highest form of research!” Indeed! And it is highest when it is spontaneous, as it was in the “good old days,” as opposed to being pre-packaged and served by others.

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GrassRoots Growers: All Good News Susan Rehner


e are very pleased to announce that in June two deserving students in the Fleming College Sustainable Agriculture program received bursaries from Grassroots Growers: Emily Claire Colley and Dipudaman Singh. Both students are currently doing summer co-op placements suited to their particular interests as part of their Fleming program. Emily is working this summer in Prince Edward County at Floralora Flowers www.floraloraflowers.com, where cut flowers are grown sustainably and sold at various outlets as well as to CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) customers. Dipudaman’s placement is with Wicklow Way www.wicklowway.ca near Colborne, an organic vegetable farm which also has a CSA component.

Emily Claire Colley, Fleming College Sustainable Agriculture program student and recipient of a GrassRoots Growers’ bursary.

Both students kindly provided details of their experience and goals for us to share with you. Emily was introduced to growing plants at an early age through family members: her mother was a florist and her brother, who studied horticulture, helped her plant her first vegetables. While at high school she took part in an outdoor education program where, through two inspiring teachers, she developed an interest in permaculture, sustainable growing, and environmental stewardship. This led to valuable experiences as a WWOOFer. The acronym WWOOF stands for WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms and refers to an international exchange network that pairs volunteers with organic farmers and growers. Emily followed her WWOOFing time by growing vegetables on an organic community plot at Ignatius Farm in Guelph, where she realized that her great love was growing. Knowing at last that she wanted to be a farmer, Emily enrolled in the Sustainable Agriculture program at Fleming College, where she could take the courses she needed to farm ecologically. While at Fleming College she has developed a keen interest in locally grown flowers and food, and she hopes to have her own farm eventually. She takes inspiration from two Fleming graduates who run Zocalo Organic Farm www.zocaloorganics.ca, a successful, sustainable business. Dipudaman grew up in northern India, in the Punjab, where agriculture is the dominant economy. At the urging of his parents and brother, he studied agriculture, working toward a B.Sc. While at college he discovered the YouTube channel How to Make Everything and became excited at the prospect of growing and processing food to create new products, and in devising new methods of growing and processing that he could share with

others around the world. Once he completed his Bachelor’s degree he searched for a college in Canada where he could pursue this interest and discovered Fleming College. Through his summer placement on an organic farm, Dipudaman has been introduced to some new vegetables not grown in India. Perhaps he will be able to reciprocate and introduce some vegetables from India that are new to Canadian farming. He feels, as we do, that it is important to encourage people to become involved in growing fresh, organic food, even in a small backyard kitchen garden. Eventually, Dipudaman would like to apply what he learns in Canada to agriculture back in India – cross-pollination on a large scale. We wish both these young people success in their studies and in their future as agriculturalists. The world needs more dedicated organic farmers. GrassRoots Growers’ 9th annual plant sale held on May 26 was a resounding success – the best yet according to customers. A sign on each of the 17 plant tables directed buyers to what they wanted, whether it was heirloom tomatoes, annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shade plants, pollinator plants, or trees and shrubs. There was even a table labelled “Bad Manners,” a surprisingly popular table, and a table marked “Precious and Few.” We were told that our sale was the best organized and offered the widest selection of plants. Of course, holding such a large sale requires a lot of work on the part of the steering committee, as well as the valued help of volunteers and the generous support of those who contribute plants. The money raised provides the Fleming College bursaries mentioned above, funds for community projects, and pays the expenses for our fall and spring events. The sale’s success ultimately depends on


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The Legendary Red Devil Joseph Imre


he Napanee River has a unique place in the hearts and minds of local inhabitants. The river has always defined Napanee’s past in a way that serves as a living artery of history. What is now manicured walking paths, quaint waterside parks or stately waterfront homes was, in the 1850s and early twentieth century, a thriving hub of industrial activity dotted with mills, docks, boathouses and bridges from which locals could watch the living river. It was more common to see boats plying the Napanee River than it is to see a motor vehicle today. Boats were a way of life. Young couples would row or paddle down the river to sneak a kiss, townsfolk would fish all along the river bank or sail out to the Bay of Quinte. Families could be seen boating with full picnic baskets headed to cottages and parks along the river and beyond. Outings along the river were as common in the 1800s as going for a scenic drive along old Highway 2 is today. In the winter, many locals had iceboats that could slide along the thick icy river at a mile a minute. Supplies like grain were still pulled along by oxen all the way from Kingston to settlements in the Bay of Quinte and into Napanee. Steamers would take passengers in the warmer months to Glen Island and Camp Le Nid which could only be reached via boat.

The advent of gasoline-powered engines transformed the Napanee River. More powerful boats greatly extended the range for passengers and pleasure boaters. By the early 1900s, power boats could reach Picton or Trenton in a day. Napanee became a hive of boat building activity in the buildup to the First World War and even set a few boating records in its own right. In 1908, Charles A. Walters built a pioneering powerboat that operated on the River from 1908 to 1925. Powered by a 3-cylinder 2-cycle engine made by Goings in Brockville, Walters’ boat could travel upwards of 28 km per hour. So fast was this new boat that local boys who hung around the harbour watching the boats nicknamed it the Red Devil. The name certainly reflected its scarlet red colour that stood out in the harbour. To make ends meet, Charles A. Walters used the boat as taxi service to transport wealthy locals to their cottages along the river. At a special United Empire Loyalist (U.E.L.) celebration at Old Hay Bay Methodist Church in 1912, the minister, who had been transported there in the iconic boat, opened his remarks by saying that it “was the first time he had had the Devil under his feet.” It wasn’t long before faster boats appeared at Picton, Trenton and those built by wealthy officers stationed at the Royal Flying Corps who ran powerful inboard motorboats that could travel at 40 km per hour. Several large passenger

Save the Fish: Recycle Plastic Baits

powerboats became an important transportation alternative to the poorly maintained county roads.

coal barge now came up to Napanee as the last of the commercial traffic that once was so glorious.”

The Red Devil broke her keel and sank one night in 1925, but not before becoming an important part of Napanee history. By the 1960s, the commercial traffic along the river had all but left. In the words of Charles A. Walters’ son “the schooners and steamers and the inboards had gone, leaving the River to its marshy self and a new breed. Only an occasional

The river still echoes its past as Napanee’s gateway and, if one closes their eyes for a moment, can imagine the shiny Red Devil whizzing past the Centre Street bridge to the amazement of so many onlookers. Joseph is a volunteer at the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives.

Lauder Smith


im Snider of Cloyne brought it to the attention of Conservationists of Frontenac and Addington (COFA) that fish from local lakes were often found to have undigested plastic baits in their digestive systems. This seems to be a growing problem as the baits are very effective and widely used by anglers. The Ontario Federation of Hunters and Anglers has recommended that anglers be careful to remove all damaged plastic baits from the area of lakes and streams as they are likely to be eaten if they are in the water. In the US, they can be sent to a company, “REBAITS” that then recycles them into new baits.


JOHN WISE Deputy Reeve

Stone Mills Township

COFA has responded to the issue by placing signs and collection boxes at area boat launches. Please save all your damaged plastic baits and put them in the boxes for proper disposal.

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Tamworth’s First Canada Day Soap Box Derby Bert Korporaal


he first annual Tamworth Soap Box Derby has now come and gone. We truly hope that all who entered, and all the spectators had a hoot. We sure did! As we know, the weather was terribly hot. Keeping cool and hydrated was key but difficult. After all was said and done, maybe it was a good thing that we had to resort to our second choice of venue on Bridge Street, from our first choice of the hill on County Road 4 that goes by the post office. Bridge Street has beautiful, large shady trees, which were a real welcome on July first!

Dive Dock beneath my wings, Looking into the untold secrets. Whispering through gusts of wind, Listening to the prayers of the pebbles.

We had entries from as far away as Belleville, Tweed, Erinsville, Marlbank, and Newburgh, but most were from our own area of Tamworth. We had four brother and sister drivers of the same car, which was quite okay but had us wondering what we would need to do if the brother and sister would have had to compete against each other in the finals. We’d have to cross that bridge when we got to it. All cars were creative and unique, and showed originality in their design and paint jobs! Thank you to all who participated and who gave their time to help out! It takes a community of families to make things happen, and the people of Tamworth and surrounding villages have shown that a fun family afternoon can be had when we all pitch in together. It was a pleasure to run this event! Special thanks must go out to all the volunteers for their time and muscle in preparing the “race track” hill; the Tamworth Lions Club for their contributions towards the ramp materials and the trophies; Tim Kidd, who is always freely giving of himself and his expertise; Jeff Thompson and the Stone Mills Township Roads Department for lending us the hay bales, the traffic cones, the signage and garbage barrels and for delivering and picking up their trailer full of supplies; Jill Burns and the Canada Day Committee for the use of their traffic cones and for letting us put this event on for the kids on this day; thanks to the Way family for the use of hay bales as well; a big thank you to Billy for being our finish line flagman and contributing towards the prizes; and thank you to the residents along Bridge Street West for their understanding to hold the

soap box derby on their street. Last but not least we would like to thank the drivers and parents for their soap box entries and for driving as safely as possible at the 2018 races! Without the drivers and the parents’ building skills, there wouldn’t have been any races. Although we only had ten entries, the afternoon was full of chills, thrills, some spills, mishaps – and fun. Now that we have had our first race, we have something to build on for next year, which will be bigger and better. Next year we plan to tweak the race rules and car specifications a bit, but all in all, it will be similar. And for those who entered their cars this year, you now have a car you can make better with adjustments and

changes. Parents thank you for your patience with the builds and the testing. Safety is paramount. Keep your eyes open early next summer for the Soap Box Derby posters around town, at baseball diamonds, at your schools, and at stores. Tell all your friends and neighbours about it and about how much fun you had. Until next year, take care and play safe. Thank you!

Set your worries free, people Say. As their worries flop Atop the dock begging for Freedom. Fish out of water. The flood of Voices. Louder than howling thunder, Become more powerful than the tsunami of power and grace Everlasting. The choir is worshiping the deep. Being stroked and teased by Sea weed. Creatures covered in eyes surrounding, waiting, and watching, For an unknown purpose Yet to come. Everything crumbles as a lion Roars. The sky opening to the song of Souls. Water calms, ripples, and fades Beneath a billion stars. You dive, The water is a little cool today. — Kassidy Young

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Depot Lakes: Wilderness at its Best Kirsten Geisler


estled quietly in the heart of the Land O’Lakes tourist region, just north of Verona, is a series of six lakes that provide bountiful opportunities for those who enjoy the great outdoors. As a part of the Canadian Shield and characterized by Precambrian rock, Second Depot, Third Depot, and Fourth Depot Lakes cover a 3,000-acre region that is home to Quinte Conservation’s Depot Lakes Conservation Area and Campground. This area was originally called Hinchinbrooke Conservation Area and was a property of the Napanee Region Conservation Authority (NRCA). Granite formations dominate the landscape around Third and Fourth Depot Lakes. Second Depot Lake, however, consists of several geological zones including marble and limestone schists, or layers. Prior to the construction of Second Depot Lake Dam in 1957, the NRCA purchased 775 acres of shoreline on Second Depot Lake. Municipality members on the NRCA board saw an opportunity to create a water reservoir system to maintain water levels on the Napanee River. The reservoir system was developed as a solution to combat the issue of inadequate summer flows on the Napanee River for water supply and recreational purposes. The reason for low

flows was a result of changes in land use due to logging activities during the nineteenth century. These logging activities reduced the ability of the watershed to retain and store water. Decades of tree planting efforts throughout the watershed to reforest the area has returned it to a more natural landscape. The Depot Lakes were chosen because their steep granite sides limit the extent of flooding and prevent seepage, making them the ideal choice for reservoirs. In 1968, an additional 2,300 acres of land around Third Depot and Fourth Depot Lakes was acquired so that a second dam could be built at the base of Third Depot Lake. The dam was completed in 1974 and was considered necessary to sustain a minimum water flow during periods of drought. Depot Lakes as we know it now offers an array of unique outdoor activities, including backcountry camping, excellent fishing opportunities, jawdropping scenic views, hiking, and boating. From the long weekend in May to the long weekend in September, camping enthusiasts can choose from 20 interior sites that are only accessible by boat. All these sites are settled along the shorelines of Second Depot Lake, except for a few island sites also on that lake, and site 17 which is on Depot Creek. For

Photo courtesy Quinte Conservation.

Photo courtesy Quinte Conservation. those wishing to extend their visit, there are 60 seasonal sites also available, many of them being along the water. A picnic shelter can be rented out for small functions such as birthday parties and family reunions. There are 9 km of trails throughout the conservation area that are open to the public, campers, and day trippers. This trail system is also a part of Quinte Conservation’s new initiative called Take a Hike. As a part of that initiative, there is a hiking challenge taking place called #HikeQCA. Hikers are encouraged to take a selfie at the Depot Lakes checkpoint sign that is hidden somewhere along the trail system. Participants are encouraged to share their selfie on social media and use the form found online to track their progress. For more information on the hiking challenge, individuals can visit QuinteConservation.ca. The Trail system at Depot Lakes consists of mostly rugged terrain, so visitors are reminded to dress appropriately and wear proper footwear. With outcropping rocks, waterfalls, and Rowley’s Rapids offering rugged beauty, photographers won’t have a problem finding scenic views or points of interest for their photos. For those visitors hoping to capture wildlife photos, you may come across such animals as deer, moose, black bears, beavers, and other small creatures. A variety of bird species also call this area home, including Osprey, the Common Loon, and Bald Eagles. Visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of Ontario’s only lizard, the Common Five-Lined Skink, should pay close

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attention to shoreline rocks because only keen eyes will notice this tiny creature basking in the sun. The slightest noise or movement can startle this creature, which will cause it to quickly dart into hiding. This lizard was added to the Species at Risk in Ontario list in 2009 and is considered a special concern. Those who are lucky enough to spot the Common Five-Lined Skink at Depot Lakes should only ever observe from a distance. There are two boat launches available for visitors to use. One is found at Second Depot Lake and the other at Third Depot Lake. These two lakes are home to Pike, Walleye, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, and Yellow Perch; making for some of the best fishing opportunities in Eastern Ontario. Kayakers, canoeists, paddle boarders, and those out on the water fishing, can take advantage of the peaceful and calming scenery as water sports such as wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, and jet skiing are not permitted. The campground rents out canoes to visitors; however, there is a limited supply. A shuttle boat service is also available to help transport camping gear and belongings to sites for a nominal fee. Those needing the shuttle service should also rent a boat or bring their own as the shuttle is only permitted to carry belongings. Depot Lakes is a hidden gem and the perfect place for those interested in the outdoors to spend their summer. Plan your visit today at DepotLakes.com.

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A Natural View: Ten Days on the Rideau Terry Sprague he year was 2003. We were kayakers. All ten of us. The youngest was 48, the oldest 74. Weekly, we would meet and paddle a local watercourse for an hour or two, check out the scenery, the wildlife, and the wildflowers along the way. I was a trained outdoor event leader and was along to identify the things we saw and provide some interpretive meaning to our casual paddles.


Someone in our tiny group hinted that while our two-hour evening paddles were all very pleasant, perhaps the time was right to take on something a bit more ambitious – like the Rideau Canal, for example. There was a moment of silence and I found it necessary to remind them that the Rideau Canal was not an evening paddle – it was 202 kilometres from start to finish. None of us had ever attempted anything like this before, but the more we talked, the more excited we became until we accepted the fact that the difficult takes a little time, the impossible takes a little longer. Every person in our group was assigned a task in the planning process from where to launch in Kingston to arrangements for pick-up once we reached our destination. I took on the task of setting up the itinerary and ensuring the services we needed were available at each lockstation or campsite that we arrived at each night. Our goal was to complete the trip in ten days, involving a reasonable distance each day, allowing

time to bask in the canal’s storied history and to poke into tempting nooks and crannies along the way. While others had done the same trip in as few as six days, our 202 km trip was not to be an endurance test, but rather, an opportunity to enjoy and learn about this historic route. We needed ten days to do that. So it was that on August 30, 2003, we loaded our tents, sleeping bags, and camping gear into our kayaks and we paddled from Kingston to Ottawa. There was no big fanfare when we left, and none when we arrived, as many others had paddled this route before us. With the prevailing south westerlies at our back, the paddle also gave us an opportunity to connect with Nature along the way. At no point in the entire trip were we ever beyond sight of either a Great Blue Heron, Osprey or loon. The loons called incessantly as we paddled along, with some approaching as near as ten feet. Ospreys hovered and hunted for fish in front of us, and one nest with young was seen perched atop a hydro pole. There were wildflowers at every lockstation and in many spots where we pulled into shore to have a stretch. One such undeveloped shoreline just north of Upper Brewer’s Mills was awash in colour as Blue Vervain, Closed Gentians, and Turtleheads vied for attention. The over 200 kilometres offered a mixed variety of habitat as we ventured on, passing through areas of spectacular Canadian Shield with huge homes overhanging the high rocks, wall to wall development, some open spaces, and agricultural land where corn grew tall due to lots of rain.

Kayaks ready to launch at Lower Brewer’s Mills. Photo by Susi Reinink.

The majority of boaters were respectful when they saw our small flotilla approaching, the occupants heartily waving. At lockstations, cameras clicked and boaters in the locks chatted with us as though we were long lost friends. Once as were locking through, a

fellow from the top commented that we resembled Bumblebees as we bobbed around in the locks with the luxury cruisers. Someone, obviously in favour of If this trip is to be successful, we must get better organized! our mode of Photo by Kim Whaley. travel, rang a large dinner bell vigorously accordion. Sadly, he passed away only as we paddled past on Colonel By Lake. five years later, but not before emailing At Newboro, some 45 passengers aboard me and describing his collection of 400 the Kawartha Voyageur tour boat leaned accordions, the largest collection in the over the railing on the upper deck and world. watched with interest as we departed one morning. By cutting corners, we It is a trip that everyone should do at caught up with them at the Davis Lock, least once in their lifetime, either by and again at Chaffey’s Lock where they kayak, by canoe, or by motorboat, if offered us breakfast. We declined as we preferred. The Kawartha Voyageur is had already feasted on our porridge and another option. The scenery is freeze-dried gruel. But meals weren’t all spectacular, the wildlife entertaining, that bad – I had bacon and eggs every and, for us, the weather was perfect, and morning, kept cool and well refrigerated the camaraderie unsurpassed. in the bow of my kayak. Other days we took advantage of the plethora of eating Terry Sprague lives in Prince Edward establishments along the way. In Ottawa, County and is a retired interpretive we mingled with the students as we naturalist and hike leader. See his website gorged on pizzas in the Carleton at www.naturestuff.net. He can be reached University’s cafeteria. at tsprague@xplornet.com At Murphy’s Point Provincial Park, a visiting raccoon during the night found an unguarded bag of Werther’s Originals, which were all but totally consumed, the individual wrappers delicately removed from the candy, and dropped into the cockpit of a neighbouring kayak. It was the makings of an award-winning commercial, had the Werther’s company only been there. The history of the Rideau was presented in fine style throughout its length as lockmasters and their staff continued the tradition of hand-operating the locks at most of the 24 lockstations, employing the same hand winches (called crabs), sluice valves, and gates that were used when the canal was opened in 1832. The lockmasters eagerly explained the workings to visitors, and at Merrickville, the lockmaster was singing the praises of local attractions before we even got out of the lock. At Jones Falls, we were even entertained by “The Singing Lockmaster,” Raymond LaForest, and his

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What Do We Want in a School Board? Robin Hutcheon


n 2016-17, the Limestone District School Board put Yarker Family School through a pupil accommodation review in order to close it. After several months of community input and research including efforts from the Stone Mills Township Council and countless community members from across the township, the school board voted 5-4 in favour of closure. The fight was long and frustrating and the result disappointing. Previous school closure decisions have been equally disappointing for communities as their efforts to collaborate with the school board using innovative ideas that would enhance the well being of the students have been ignored. Anyone involved in the Yarker situation would likely agree that the process was less than transparent, the decision was made before it started, and the board appeared to be accountable to no one. The lack of transparency and accountability have not been isolated to one school closure in the board. Over the past year, and likely for much longer, decisions that directly affect students, parents, and their communities made in private meetings have been the norm, removing the board from public accountability. In two glaring examples, in the last few months of the school year, the board demonstrated an alarming lack of respect for the people they are elected to represent by administering heavy sanctions against a trustee and by failing to discuss even the process for replacing a vacant seat in public. In June, trustee Tom Mahoney received part two of his sanction for violating the board’s code of conduct when he was banned from attending graduation ceremonies at the schools he represents. Part one of his sanction was a ban from all board meetings until the end of November. Somehow, the board was able to circumvent their own policy which allows for a ban of one meeting, or part of one, not multiple meetings and graduation ceremonies. Unfortunately, much of the discussion and the decision to sanction Mr. Mahoney were in private and now those who elected Mr. Mahoney to represent them will be without representation until October 22 at the earliest. In April, trustee David Jackson passed away leaving a vacant seat on the board. Several people were interested in either filling this role or understanding how it was going to be filled. The board avoided these inquiries and would not even discuss in public how it would fill the seat. Instead, a private session was held, and a motion passed to allow the Director to contact potential candidates. Despite having assured trustees that the results of the private session would be reported back to the public who were in attendance that night, the doors

remained closed and members of the public were left waiting in the foyer of the board office for over an hour only to have most of the trustees and staff leave through the back door. Even more distressing is that the minutes that were approved for that night indicate that trustees did return to public session. They did not. In the New Year, a parent member of the Parent Involvement Committee noticed an error involving tax rebates for parent councils. As it turns out, parent councils are entitled to a tax rebate on money they spend. The board’s practice at the time was to receive the rebate from the government and then distribute it to the schools, putting it essentially in the hands of the principal. Not necessarily an issue, however, parent councils are meant to have full control over their funds and how they are spent (within board policies). When this was brought to the board’s attention their initial response was relatively positive, but it quickly backtracked to “this is how the other boards do it,” “it wouldn’t be a significant amount of money anyway,” and “we trust that the money is being properly spent.” Fortunately for the parent councils in the Limestone board, this parent presented an airtight case. Because, the fact is, even if lots of other boards maintain the same practice, that doesn’t make it right; the amount of money could be very significant for a small school that doesn’t raise a lot of money; and principals are certainly spending the money in responsible ways, but that doesn’t mean that they’re spending it on what their parent council wants. In the end, the board did agree to change its practice and parent councils should be getting these rebates starting in September. It’s unfortunate that this issue even had to be raised – the board should have been honest about the situation from the beginning. This all sounds quite cynical perhaps, but that’s not the intention and the situation is not hopeless. This fall, the Ontario Municipal Election takes place and school board trustees are included on those ballots. As the date draws near it is important to understand what and whom we are voting for. Are our representatives on the school board making decisions in an open and accountable way? Are the best interests of the students, their parents and their communities being considered? Unfortunately, the reality is that transparent decisions and accountability to constituents and communities have gone by the wayside in the Limestone School Board. On October 22 you have an opportunity to help change that. Robin Hutcheon (trusteerobin@gmail. com) is a candidate for Stone Mills/ Loyalist; join the conversation at #TRUSTee.


Food and Farm Conferences this Fall

One of these conferences is happening in our area in late October, and it is offering an important perspective on local food.

sessions that are focused on building an understanding of the links to the past, identifying what our local food menu looks like, identifying and participating in demonstrations of the traditional Haudenosaunee food system, and how these principles might apply to identifying and assessing emerging opportunities. Discussions of business opportunities and innovation will be a part of the program.

The 8th Annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference (EOLFC) will be held October 25 and 26 at the Mohawk Community Centre on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

Day two of the conference features a practical workshop to support food entrepreneurs as they sell their food products from farm gate to retail shelves. The workshop will answer questions like:

With the theme of “Looking Back for our Future,” organizers and participants will be looking to the past for ways to plan the future of local food.

• As a producer, what do I need to know

Dianne Dowling


id to late fall is a popular time for food and farm organizations to hold conferences, often with sessions that are of interest to farmers and eaters alike.

An annual celebration of local food, this year’s conference is presented by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in partnership with the Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle. (In the past, the conference has been held in Kemptville, Kingston, and Belleville.) The following information about the conference is from the EOLFC website. “In October we will be taking a rare opportunity to look at sovereignty, sustainability and food, hearing important messages that our Indigenous neighbours have to share,” says Glenda ‘Sam’ Maracle, executive director of the Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle. “These lessons from the past and today will help us to build a stronger local food system for the future.” The conference agenda will focus on the importance of applying historical traditions and insights to growing our local food system for the future. The conference will explore how we can create and build authenticity in our local food systems, as well as how we can assess and develop new and emerging opportunities, being mindful of retaining those powerful and informative connections to our past. As always, the topics presented will provide participants with best practices, tools, resources, and networking opportunities. The keynote speaker will be Tom Porter, a keeper of oral traditions and a storyteller, who says, “With the Mohawk people, wisdom is how you live and how you interpret what your mother and father, what your grandmothers and grandfathers have told you about this world – and then how you interpret that into the fact of living every day.” Tom will share his perspective and his wisdom as to why it is so important to look to the ways and teachings of our past in order to guide us into the future. The first day of the conference includes

about selling my product through the different marketing channels? • How do I price my product so that I can make a profit? • How do I enter the retail selling market? In these sessions, participants will hear from several experts, and entrepreneurs will share their success stories, including practical tips from a buyer of local product for a national grocery store chain. As well, Joe Pitawanakwat from Creator’s Garden will lead participants in a traditional medicine gathering. Joe’s work is focused on teaching the legitimacy of plant-based medicine. He teaches people the intricacies of how to sustainably harvest and use every part of the plants found in nature. For event and registration information, go to www.eastontlocalfood.com. Other food and farm conferences this fall include: a. Food Secure Canada’s 10th Assembly, “Resetting the Table,” November 1 to 4, in Montreal. foodsecurecanada.org/ resetting-table-fsc-10th-assembly b. National Farmers Union National Convention, “Unleashing the Potential of Food Sovereignty,” November 22 to 24, in Saskatoon. nfu.ca/about/conventions c. Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario annual conference, “Regeneration: Seeds, Soils and Community Connections,” December 4 to 6, in London, Ontario. conference. efao.ca/2956-2 Dianne is a certified organic beef and dairy farmer on Howe Island, and active in local food and farm organizations (Food Policy Council for KFL&A, Kingston Area Seed System Initiative and National Farmers Union Local 316 — Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox-Addington).

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One Book, One L&A 2018 Catherine Coles


ommunity reading programs in which locals are encouraged to collectively read the same book are an excellent means of community engagement. Usually organized by libraries, they bring members of a community together to read and discuss the same literary work, often involving the author. The “One Book” movement began in 1998 when librarian Nancy Pearl, executive director of the Washington Center for the Book in the Seattle Public Library, initiated “If All Seattle Read the Same Book.” Since then the idea has been adopted by regions all around the world. In Ontario, Toronto has their own program, as does Waterloo Region, Durham Region and, as of 2014, so does L&A! Earlier this year, the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries announced that Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley will be the official selection for One Book, One L&A 2018, our community reading program’s fifth-year iteration. New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator who loves restoring the lost voices of real people to the page, interweaving romance and historical intrigue with modern adventure. Her books, published in translation in more than 20 countries, have won the Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize, RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, a RITA Award, and National Readers’ Choice Awards, and have finaled for the UK’s Romantic Novel of the Year and the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. She is most often compared to Diana Gabaldon, one of the most popular writers of the past few decades. Bellewether, Kearsley’s latest book, was released this spring to rave reviews. The Toronto Star wrote, “this new title grapples with the largest of themes: love and justice. Kearsley, a former museum curator, possesses a deep passion for historical detail, and an unflinching determination to confront the atrocities of the past. As such, this narrative is as much an anti-slavery tract as it is a romance.” This novel offers an enthralling story set

Beautiful Things

Kingston Field Naturalists BioBlitz Jacqueline Bartnik


he Kingston Field Naturalists held their 20th BioBlitz June 15-16 on their own property, the Helen Quilliam Sanctuary, at Otter Lake. This 250-hectare nature reserve has a wide variety of habitats providing a good diversity of plant and animal life. A BioBlitz aims to list as many species of living things as possible in 24 hours. This snapshot of the biodiversity provides a baseline for observing future changes caused by global warming, invasive species and loss of endangered species as well as through natural succession.

on the eastern shores of Long Island during the late 1750s, as well as in the present day. It’s told from three different perspectives: Lydia, a strong, hardworking young woman struggling to care and support those she loves in a time of uncertainty and upheaval; Jean-Philippe, a French-Canadian soldier who is captured in the final pivotal days of the Seven Years’ War; and Charley, a modern woman determined to discover all the skeletons hidden inside the Wilde House, the historical home-turnedmuseum where she works. If you are interested in a detailed historical read dealing with the war between the British and the French on American and Canadian soil, this is the book for you. Like most of Kearsley’s novels, it has a romantic storyline to boot. Individuals, book clubs, organizations, employers – everyone – is invited to take up the challenge of the One Book, One Community initiative and organize their own way of “getting on the same page.” This program will culminate with the library’s 5th Annual Author Gala with Susanna Kearsley, which will be held on September 29. In previous years, One Book, One L&A program and author gala featured bestselling Canadian satire author Terry Fallis (2014), acclaimed literary writer Helen Humphreys (2015), creator of Murdoch Mysteries Maureen Jennings (2016), and prolific mystery writer Vicki Delany (2017). Hundreds of readers enjoy our One Book, One L&A selection each year and we are well on our way to seeing this happen once again with Bellewether.

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This event brought together amateurs, experts, and professionals in all kinds of species to spot and identify all they could tally in the time available. Visitors could enjoy guided walks to learn about a particular group of plants or animals and learn about the diversity of the site. Over 65 field observers including some children spread over the property from 3 p.m. on Friday to 3 p.m. on Saturday collecting information on everything from nighttime moths to early morning birds and from beautiful dragonflies to forest ferns. Participants, about half of whom were Kingston Field Naturalist members, included specialists from as far as Ottawa, Toronto, Rochester, and France, as well as a number of neighbours. The weather was perfect: up to 26C and not all-the-time sunny. Literally, hundreds of plants were observed, identified, and listed. Well over 250 species of flowering plants including trees, shrubs and herbs in different habitats, and some sporebearing plants and fungi were added to the tally. Vertebrate animal observations that were special included the pair of Sandhill Cranes heard early Saturday flying over and seen later on the bog. The rare Cerulean Warbler was seen and heard by several people. A Wood Thrush nest over a path and an Oriole nest by the road entertained many. Common Snipe and Barred Owl added to the evening bird list and Whip-poor-wills singing were a joy to hear as these species are of concern with diminishing numbers. Only two bats of one species were listed amongst the eleven mammals recorded. Otters were a special sighting. Seven species of frog and three of the seven local species of turtle that may be seen were added to the tally. All local turtles are species of concern. Sixteen species of fish were found – a good variety including an Iowa Darter. Amongst the invertebrates, we recorded twentyfive damsel and dragonflies. An Elfin Skimmer (the smallest dragonfly)

Damon Gee admires a Stinkpot Turtle at the BioBlitz of the Kingston Field Naturalists. Photo by Mike Runtz. was a treat. Amongst the twelve butterflies, a Delaware Skipper was notable. Many more species of various kinds were observed and added to the tally. The biodiversity recorded this year is greater than that recorded in previous BioBlitzes in this location, with more expertise covering a greater variety of species groups. Trail cams were used more extensively this year and provide information about species present when we were not in certain locations. Anne Robertson, the coordinator for the event, said “Our annual Bioblitz was very successful and much enjoyed by the participants on this very special protected property celebrating twenty years of Kingston Field Naturalists BioBlitzes. The biodiversity is exceptional. We hope future generations will also have the thrill of finding as much variety of life in this area in one day.”

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JUNO Winning Joey Landreth to Open Tamworth Concert Series Mark Oliver


rom being named as the Emerging Artist of the Year by the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2014 and then receiving a JUNO Award for the Roots –

Traditional Album of the Year in 2015, Joey Landreth is embarking on a path of winning fans over, one show at a time. With his most recent album, Whiskey, Landreth has a lot going for him. Not only does he have a sweet-as-molasses singing voice sounding like a cross between Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell, he also twins it with some pretty serious six-string wrangler attitude and his slide-guitar charm is breathtaking and figures prominently. With his one-of-a-kind guitar prowess, charming on and off-stage demeanour, the sincerity and authenticity of his words and music, every Landreth composition carries with it his unmistakably evocative and melodic hallmarks.


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Canadian Heritage, CAPF SOCAN Foundation Tamworth Medical Centre D&D Electrocraft Ltd. Stone’s Throw Disk Golf Robert Storring-Century 21 River Bakery & Café Devon Café & 5 Corner Craft Todd Steele – L&A Mutual TCO Agromart Ltd Canmedical.ca Barry Lovegrove Photography

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My curiosity is sparked Time is never enough For all our adventures I want to know you more I watch you Through the years Learn your rhythms Treasure stories Though known by many names They all flow into one Become mine Omnipresent ocean Wherever my feet wander You meet me as I am Gently touch me or surround me Then I feel I’m home again — Katherine J. Burrows (November 6, 2017, Thonga Beach, Indian Ocean, South Africa)


An additional option for live music lovers will be the performance by multiple award winning Canadian Country/Folk musician, Lindi Ortega. This concert will take place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 13 at the Tamworth Legion and is presented by the Ottawa BluesFest’s Festival of Small Halls. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased online at festivalofsmallhalls. frontgatetickets. com or by calling 613 379 2808.

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2019 Heritage Calendar Marcella Neely


nce again, the Cloyne & District Historical Society calendar committee has produced a remarkable 2019 issue. For months, members searched through photos, interviewed residents, and collected information about old businesses and buildings within our six municipalities. Some have been re-purposed, while some no longer exist.

Tugging at my soul With unspoken promises Of the next big journey To where the waves have been

Dependable inconsistency Various moods and hues Inspiring passion and tranquility Your energy rejuvenates me

The Joey Landreth Trio show takes place at Abbott Hall in the Tamworth Legion, Saturday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:00. Admission is $40.00. Advance tickets available by calling 613 379 2808 or emailing Mark Oliver at moliver@bell.net.

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Travel Companion Your constant presence Soothes my heart Travel companion Through highs and lows

The Tamworth based concert series has been running since 2012 and to date has featured 50 nationally acclaimed Canadian acts. Upcoming shows for this season include Mike Goudreau’s Boppin Blues Band-Nov. 24, Séan McCann – Jan 12, Jenie Thai – Feb. 9, Jenn Grant – April 6 and Steven Page – May 11. Tickets are available now for all shows and are selling quickly.


The now vacant corner at Hwy 7 & Hwy 41 will always be known as the site of the well known Kaladar Hotel, with its stories of visitors, celebrations, rescues,

and fellowship. Across from it, the tiny gas bar/ice cream stand has matured into what is now the modern Shell station and general store. There once was a grist mill in Denbigh, and residents gratefully praise the Glaeser store’s survival. The Northbrook hotel has been closed for a few years and the small general store across from the car wash is only a memory. These and many more in-depth memories are recorded in the 2019 heritage calendar. It is available at the Cloyne Pioneer Museum & Archives or can be ordered through our website: www.cloynepioneermuseum.ca.

August 11 – Burger Day, come out and taste what the market has to offer August 18 – The FiVe Woodwind Quintet – 10 a.m. Kids Activities August 25 – Spaghetti Dinner 6 p.m. at Oso Hall, dinner and prize draws $10.00 a plate, kids under 6 are free. 20% of the proceeds will go to the local food bank September 1 – Butter Tart Challenge September 8 – Story Walk put on by the KFP Library

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In March 2018, the Kaladar Hotel at the corner of Highways 7 and 41 was torn down. The Ministry of Transportation purchased the property several years ago with plans to change the intersection. The Trickey Family operated the hotel (in the picture above) for 30 years before selling to Andy and Donna Anderson in 1989. It operated as a restaurant before closing in 2006. Photo credit: Mike Trickey Album, CDHS Flickr website.

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To answer your questions on Caring for Perennials Edible wild garden plants Seed collection and storage • Garlic Seasonal crops


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Solution to the crossword puzzle on page 16: Yarker Farmers’ Market 2018 at Riverside United Church Local produce • Handmade crafts BBQ • Bake sale by the beautiful Yarker falls Celebrating 5 years! August 11 & 25 September 8, 15, & 29 9:00 am – 1:00 p.m. BBQ at 11 a.m. Rain or Shine Riverside United Church Caring for our Community 2 Mill St., Yarker Vendors/Info: lynnmrenaud@hotmail.com

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Art in the Saw Mill August 4-5 12-4 p.m. Verona Discover your local artists and artisans! Havery Shultz, Wood-burner Judy Skeggs, Quilts Elaine Farragher, Painter Bill Anderson, Jewellry Mac McCormac, Woodworker Patti Love, Jewellry Sue Wade, Stained Glass Bill Kendall, Photographer Carolyn Bloye, Jewellry Norma Rosier, Weaver Carla Miedema, Painter Lisa Ferguson, Painter Katie Ohlke, Painter Ali Williams, Pebble Art 6037B Verona St. Follow the signs Up the driveway and left past the house Parking on street (not in driveway)

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New Conservation Area: Irene Ockenden Alvar Tract Nicole Senyi


he Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced the expansion of an important conservation area in eastern Ontario. The non-profit conservation group has purchased 31 hectares (78 acres) of key eastern loggerhead shrike habitat north of Napanee. At risk of disappearing in our lifetime, the endangered eastern loggerhead shrike relies on grassland habitat that has all but disappeared from Ontario. This new addition is a known nesting site for the unique predatory songbird and expands NCC’s Napanee Plain Alvar Nature Reserve to 121 hectares (300 acres). In 2017, biologists observed five young shrikes fledging from their nest on the property — part of the longest-occupied eastern loggerhead shrike nesting area in

Eastern loggerhead shrike, Napanee Plain Alvar Nature Reserve, ON (Photo by Vincent Luk/Evermaven) Eastern loggerhead shrike, Napanee Plain Alvar Nature Reserve. Photo by Vincent Luk/Evermaven.

the Napanee Plain. The site also has globally rare alvar habitat and lies within the Napanee Limestone Plain Important Bird Area. One of the fastest-declining bird species in North America, the migratory shrike is a classic example of an “area-sensitive species.” It requires large areas of open terrain before it is comfortable enough to nest. Few regular, protected nesting areas remain for the eastern loggerhead shrike. It is believed that there are less than 30 breeding pairs remaining in the wild in North America. One of North America’s great limestone plain landscapes, the Napanee Plain is a rich complex of wetlands, forests, lakes, grasslands and alvars. Alvars are found in just a handful of places in the world. It is also one of the areas where NCC partners with Wildlife Preservation Canada assist with shrike recovery efforts. The Napanee Plain is home to several other federally-listed species at risk, including eastern meadowlark (threatened), least bittern (threatened)

and juniper sedge (endangered). This Nature Conservancy of Canada project was generously supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Natural Areas Conservation Program. The property will be named the Eastern loggerhead shrike recovery, Napanee Plain Alvar Irene Nature Reserve. Photo by Vincent Luk/Evermaven. Ockenden Alvar Tract, thanks to a generous matching funds for the project. To date, financial donation from Dr. Kenneth NCC has protected more than 747 Ockenden in her memory. Other private hectares (1,846 acres) in the Napanee donors, including the Kingston Field Plain area. Naturalists, helped provide crucial

LIVE MUSIC IN THE PATIO Sunday August 19, 1-4 pm Downtown Greater Napanee

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October Bus Tour Explores Origins of the Salmon River Susan Moore


n this spectacular journey, organized by Friends of the Salmon River (friendsofsalmonriver.ca), passengers will have the opportunity to look at the terrain of the upper and middle Salmon watershed in a new way, with the help of local scientists and advisors. Commentaries from a geologist, ecologist, historian and others will broaden our horizons, and the fall colours will accent our trip. The bus will take us up into the headwaters of the Salmon River, into the fantastic maze of the Kennebec Wetland

Complex where the Salmon River was born. We will stop for lunch in Arden (as well as several other informative stops) and continue down as far as the Croydon area, discovering on the way the

historical and recreational (e.g., kayaking and hiking) opportunities.

Salmon River Bus Tour Saturday, October 13 Departure time: 9:30 am. • Return time: 3:30 or 4 p.m. The tour begins and ends in Erinsville on Hwy 41. Luxury style coach bus is equipped with a washroom. Cost: $40/person includes lunch. Tickets: Contact Susan at 613-379-5958/ susan@moorepartners.ca OR Victor at 613-331-3655/ victoryhaze@mac.com

The Gorge on the Salmon River. Photo by Ed Jezak.

Roblin Holiness Camp 2018

Cloyne & District Historical Society The Pioneer Museum & Archives is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day until Labour Day. Special off season visits may be possible. Inquire at the museum or email pioneer@mazinaw.on.ca The Cloyne & District Historical Society will be meeting Monday September 17 at 1 p.m. in the Cloyne Township Hall. Come along for information and fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please check the local paper for meeting program.

1 km. north of Roblin, 3418 County Rd. 41 Music on the Grounds August 11 @ 7 p.m. Family Camp, August 12-19 Evening services @ 7 p.m. VBS “Nazareth” August 13 - 17 mornings

CORRECTION: In the April/May issue of The SCOOP, Steven Manders’ book The First Spike was wrongly called The Last Spike (Pierre Berton’s book).

SPEAKER: Rev. Kirk Perry INFO roblinholinesscamp@gmail.com or RWC 613-388-2518

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Harvest shot, Switzerville, ON, July 2018. Photo by Grace Vanderzande.

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ANNUAL FISH FRY & CORN ROAST 713 Addington Street, Tamworth Arena

Sunday, August 19 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Music by the Land O’Lakes Cruisers

Adults: $15 Children (5-12): $8 Children under 5: Free Great fish, great corn, great country music!!!

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In the past 29 years over $80,000 has been raised at this annual event. 100% of funds raised are returned to support programs in our community. Please help support our Lions Recycle for Sight Program. Donate glasses and change someone’s life. Imagine if you could help a child read. Help an adult succeed at their job. Help a senior maintain their independence. Everyday our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Please bring any prescription eyeglasses to this, and any Lions Club event! Thank you for your support.


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The SCOOP // August / September 2018  

The SCOOP is an independent community newsmagazine. Since 2005, we have been covering rural life in the Ontario area north of the 401 and so...

The SCOOP // August / September 2018  

The SCOOP is an independent community newsmagazine. Since 2005, we have been covering rural life in the Ontario area north of the 401 and so...