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Page 16 The Chesterville Record
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
No seatbelt to buckle in 1964 vintage vehicle, but driver ticketed anyway Nelson Zandbergen Record Staff CHESTERVILLE — A Dunbar man says a police officer insisted on ticketing him for failing to wear a seatbelt in a 1964 vehicle never equipped with the restraints — despite the long-established exemption granted to the occupants of antique cars and trucks manufactured without seat belts. Joel Fawcett says he was returning from a wedding reception on a Friday night last month, when he came upon a RIDE check about 10:30 p.m. at the Main Street bridge in Chesterville. Fawcett was at
Joel Fawcett says his seatbelt-less 1964 van has been pulled over by police multiple times through decades of ownership by his family — without anyone incurring a seatbelt ticket — until last month in the village. Zandbergen photo
the wheel of the Chevy van that has been in his family for decades. The flat-nosed, baby blue machine — introductory year for GM’s “full-size” van model — doesn’t have seatbelts and never did, asserts the 28year-old, who grew up knowing the vehicle, initially as his grandfather’s ride. The male SD&G OPP officer noticed the driver naturally wasn’t buckled into the van’s single seat and brought the fact to his attention. Fawcett says he replied that the vintage vehicle was not so Continued on page 9
Co-op offers conveniece C H E S T E RV I L L E — Many fresh produce items and local artisanal goods at the Chesterville Farmers’ Market are available for convenient online ordering. Customers pick up their orders at the vendor’s stall on market day (Saturday) or at Connaught Acres north of Chesterville. Now in its second year, the service is offered through the North Dundas Community Co-op — northdundascommunitycoop. weebly.com — which aims to connect consumers with local food producers and artisans. The non-profit entity collects a 10 per cent cut of each sale and also charges consumers and vendors respective $25 and $50 lifetime participation fees.
Strawberry season is here again
10th season well underway
It’s already been a month since the opening of the 10th season of the Chesterville Farmers’ Market. Some of the mainstay vendors, from left: Janet Thompson (Cookies by Janet), Leah Mulligan (Connaught Acres), Thea Marion (Thea’s Country Creations), Erica Steele (Avonmore Berry Farm), Kelsey Daley (North Dundas Community Co-op), Jack Rattanavong (Bhanthai Cuisine) and Cheryl Beasley (Bea Bread). Officially inaugurating the 2013 season on May 18, the Saturday Market is now open until 2 p.m.
At the Chesterville Farmers’ Market this past Sat., June 15, Avonmore Berry Farm’s Erica Steele had the very first of this season’s strawberry crop. In addition to the waterfront market, the berries are available at the County Rd. 15 farm, with pick-your-own anticipated to begin around June 20. Zandbergen photo
Hosted by the Mountain Township & District Lions
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS South Mountain Fairgrounds
Monday, July 1, 2013 2:00 until Dark
FREE ADMISSION Please join us at the Grand Opening of our new location at 504 St. Lawrence Street, Winchester
OPEN HOUSE Thursday June 20th 2013 1:00 pm s 6:00 pm
Please join us at Sweet Corner Park for BBQ, Refreshments & Entertainment Everyone Welcome! Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Eric Duncan at 4:30 pm Donations will be accepted in support of the WDMH Foundation.
FOR THE KIDS
BBQ CHICKEN DINNER 4 -8 pm
• Air Bounce Rides • Vanderlaand Barnyard Zoo • Juice Jam • Shake-A-Paw Dog Agility Demo
Hosted by St. Daniel’s Knights of Columbus
$12.00 - Advance tickets call 613-989-2367
SERVED IN THE TENT FROM 2-10 PM Alcoholic and regular drinks, chips, freezies, etc.
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT Adam D. Tucker as Tim McGraw
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AMBUSH Donna Huber as Shania Twin
Serving Stormont and Dundas Counties since 1894.