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Friday, April 12, 2013 Vol. 13 No. 15

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News and views in and around Creemore

Inside the Echo

Half a Century

Clearview clerk Bob Campbell retires. PAGE 3

One for the Hall

Elliott Brood kicks off ACC fundraising. PAGE 7

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STAYNER “PARC” PROJECT RECEIVES HEFTY TRILLIUM GRANT

Tree Society of Creemore members Marilyn Chenier, Liz Smith, Gillian Stoker-Lavelle and Tracey Kolowska show off three of the watering cans that will be decorated by local artists and raffled off at the Get Growing Home and Garden Show.

Tree Society ready for 2013 by Brad Holden The Get Growing Home and Garden Show will make its annual visit to the Creemore Community Arena on Saturday, April 20 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, April 21 from 10 am to 4 pm. As is tradition, the Tree Society of Creemore will have a place of honour at the show, staging its fundraising silent auction, taking memberships and getting the word out about its efforts to maintain the village’s healthy green canopy. The Society is currently seeking donations of lightly used items for the silent auction; if you have something of interest, please call Anne Marie Morrey (705466-3271), Thom Paterson (705-466-6321), Tracey Kolowska (705-466-6317) or Marilyn Chenier (705466-6864). For the first time, the Tree Society will also be raffling off six watering cans, hand-painted by local artists who have volunteered their talents to turn the

cans into works of art for the garden. Tickets for the raffle will be on sale at the Home and Garden Show, and the draw will take place at 2:30 pm on Sunday. The Tree Society is also excited to introduce the community to its main project for the 2013 season. In collaboration with the Creemore Horticultural Society and the Creemore BIA, the Tree Society intends to work on the beautification of the entrances into the village. All three groups have agreed to meet on Saturday, May 18 to initiate the work. In addition to the Tree Society booth, the Get Growing Home and Garden Show will feature over 100 exhibitors offering products and services in the area. There will be several door prizes, as well as a grand prize Big Backyard Giveaway worth $2,500, consisting of a Tiki Hut donated by Thornbury Clear Choice Pools & Spas, energy efficient windows donated by Sea & Ski Realty and two trees donated by Triple J Tree Farm.

by Brad Holden Several Stayner community groups, in partnership with the Township of Clearview, have received a four-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant of $315,800 to initiate a collaborative project that will share the resources and improve the capacity of all groups, while engaging youth and strengthening tourism. Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage, who had the original vision for what is now called the PARC Project (the name is an acronym for Partnering, Advancing, Resourcing and Community), announced the Trillium Foundation’s approval of the grant application at the outset of Monday’s Clearview Council meeting. The five community groups involved – the Clearview Stayner Foodbank, the Clearview Community Garden, the Stayner Chamber of Commerce, the Stayner Garden Club and the Door Youth Centre – all suffer from either a dearth of volunteers or a lack of money. In the case of the Stayner Garden Club and the Community Garden, the average age of members is old enough to make the necessary physical labour problematic. Under the supervision of Township Community, (See “Trillium” on page 12)

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, April 12, 2013

Community Calendar

Submit your community events info@creemore.com phone: (705) 466-9906 fax: (705) 466-9908

This Weekend

Friday, April 12

• Creemore Legion Ladies Auxiliary Friday Night Dinner from 5 to 6:45 pm featuring ham and scalloped potatoes. Call 705-466-2330 or 705-4662432 to RSVP. Adults $12, seniors $10 and kids $5.

Saturdays, April 13

• Annual Dinner Theatre at Evangelical Missionary Church, 202 Ontario Street, Stayner. A fundraiser for The Door. Call 705-428-3733 or clearviewdoor. wix.com for details

Sunday, April 14

• Church Services on page 5.

Upcoming Events Wednesday, April 17

• Creemore Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 7:30 pm. Speaker is Sean James who will talk about Working with Nature. All are welcome.

Thursday, April 18

• Clearview Community Policing Committee Meeting from 7 to 9 pm at Clearview Council Chambers at 219 Gideon Street in Stayner. Hosted by the Clearview Community Policing Committee. For more information check out www. clearviewpolicingcommittee.com

Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21

• Girls Getaway Weekend in Creemore. Gourmet dinner, shopping, private brewery tour, workshops, spa treatments. For more information visit www. creemorebb.com. Hosted by the Creemore & Area Bed and Breakfast Association.

Saturday, April 20

• Know-It-All Ball Trivia Night at Duntroon Hall, 9025 County Road 124. 6 pm social hour, 7 pm questions. The 13th incarnation of our unquestionably fun question night that will leave you feeling like a know-it-all, your ribs sore from laughter and heckling your competition. Bring your own munchies. $10/head, 8 to a table. Call for tickets at 705-445-7681. Proceeds go toward upkeep and improvements to the hall. • Jason Elder & Melissa Kelly’s Jack and Jill at 8 pm. Live band. Located at Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Ferndale Industrial Dr., Barrie. $15 or 2 tickets for $20. Tickets available at the door or contact Jim & Helen Elder at 705-424-9996.

Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21

• Home & Garden Show at Creemore Arena, 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. 100+ exhibitors, latest in home decor, fresh garden displays, children’s activities, door prizes. Plus our famous Big Backyard Giveaway! www.getgrowinggardenshows. ca 1-877-848-5831 for details.

Sunday, April 21

• Abigail Zantingh’s Mission Trip Fundraiser for Philippines 2013 “Serving with Hands and Feet” Dessert Buffet, Silent Auction and Entertainment Night at Clearview Community Church, Stayner. 5:30 pm featuring local singing talent, dance, games, prizes and more! $15, family of 4 is $45 (2 adults, 2 children) available at Clearview Community Church. Limited seating – call Abigail at 705-321-0429.

Monday, April 22

• The Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (Blue Mtn. Branch) welcome newly retired or previously retired woman teachers to share the fellowship offered by our organization. For further information call Marilyn at 705-466-2493. Our meeting is at St. John’s United Church, Creemore at 11 am.

Saturday, April 27

• 26th Annual Fisherman’s Breakfast and Bake Sale at Dunedin Village Hall from 7 to 10:30 am. The event has been marking the opening of fishing season for 26 years, and attracts hundreds for its great home cooked breakfast and spectacular baked goods. • Curiosity House is having a darci-que event at 11 am. 178 Mill Street 705-466-3400. • Centennial United Church’s Annual Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 pm at Centennial United Church, Stayner. (corner of William & Oak St.) Adults $15, children

6-12 $6, under 6 free. Entertainment while you wait! Come and bring family and friends! Delicious fish fillets cooked by Tom Howell right at the Church. All the trimmings and homemade pie! A fundraiser to aid the Church’s work. • Elliott Brood Benefit Show for Avening Hall at 8 pm. $25 tickets@ticketscene.ca, sara@creemore. com or 705-466-9906

Sunday, April 28

• Curiosity House presents “Book & Brunch” with Kelley Armstrong, author of The Rising and the Women of the Outerworld series. Tickets are $25 available at the bookstore or call 705-466-3400. • Bowls for Beds. Noon to 3 pm at Toronto Ski Club – taste the finest chef-made soups in hand-painted bowls which were painted by school children while they learned about homelessness. Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd, Brokerage presents a fundraiser to help Home Horizon transform lives through housing and counselling. $25 tickets. Call 705-445-5454 for yours.

Wednesday, May 1

• The Mad and Noisy Quilters of Creemore invite you to their Annual Tea Party. This year’s tea will be held at the Creemore Legion, 17 Wellington St. W. Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm. $5 at the door. Please come and enjoy this year’s guest speaker Lynn Mokriy and her trunk show “The Four Seasons of Quilts”. Homemade desserts and tea will be served. All welcome.

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Mulmur mail changes will increase Echo circulation Ongoing changes to the Canada Post delivery system in Dufferin County will result in the Creemore Echo being delivered to 300 extra homes in Mulmur Township, beginning Friday, April 19. Since mid-March, Canada Post has been eliminating rural routes in Mulmur, Mono, Melancthon and Amaranth Townships and encouraging residents to abandon historic post office names like Mansfield, Honeywood and Horning’s Mills. Addresses will now include recipients’ green emergency numbers and the municipality in which they reside. The change has caused a fair amount of confusion among residents of those four townships, and has caused the Echo to reshuffle its circulation pattern in the north part of Mulmur Township. Previously, we were able to utilize rural routes out of Glencairn, Lisle and Shelburne to access about 500 homes north of County Road 21. Under the new system, about 800 Creemore Echos will be delivered from the Shelburne Post office to homes roughly in the area north of Terra Nova. Please bear with us during this transition – like you, we’re hoping it goes as smoothly as possible!

Test your smarts in Duntroon The Nottawasaga Community Centre will host its 14th annual Know-It-All Ball on Saturday, April 20. For those who have never been a part of this spring tradition, picture a packed house of trivia heads, dividing their time between heckling their competition and answering the most intriguing and locally flavoured questions you’ve come across in some time. Highlights include the photo round, in which participants must identify pictures of local landmarks like the West Church Sideroad, the Hamilton Brothers Mill and the Noisy River; the Battle of the Brain, where one member from each team fights on stage for trivial supremacy; and the Music Round, when the tunes are so good you almost forget to answer the questions. According to hall board president Jim Campbell, this year will feature something new: a “Box of Shame,” in which those caught using smart phones to look up answers will be force to sit. Keep an eye out for undercover, underage patrollers who will be on watch for such folks all night. This always fun night is a fundraiser for the hall, which like most community halls in Clearview Township is currently raising funds for upgrades. Tickets are $10 each, with eight members to a team. For more information, call 705-445-7681.

Campbell retiring after 48 years by Brad Holden When Bob Campbell took a job as deputy clerk-treasurer with Nottawasaga Township in 1965, at the tender age of 23, the municipality’s administration staff numbered two – Campbell and his new boss, clerk-treasurer Harry Little – and the pair put in their days working at desks in the garage of Little’s Glen Huron home. At the end of April, Campbell will officially retire from his position as clerk of Clearview Township, the municipality that was created when Nottawasaga amalgamated with the towns of Creemore and Stayner and the Township of Sunnidale. Over the 48 years between those two milestones, Campbell has witnessed this area transform from a purely agricultural community to one with a diverse mix of old-timers, newcomers and weekenders, and watched municipal politics change from a situation where local people were primarily making decisions about local issues to one where higher levels of government have much more involvement. He’s also, over the years, “met many excellent people,” he says. That includes, he stresses, the great majority of politicians he’s worked with. While they may have had different styles of working, and while some lasted longer than others, they all tried to do their best for the municipality they served. A native of Glen Huron, Campbell worked for the Toronto Dominion Bank and Kauffman’s Furniture before taking the job with Nottawasaga Township. When Harry Little retired in 1972, Campbell replaced him as clerk-treasurer. By that time, Nottawasaga’s municipal staff had moved into the old Duntroon School, and Council had begun meeting in the same building (in the old days, Little and Campbell had to lug all of their files from Glen Huron to the Nottawasaga Community Centre for Council’s monthly meeting). Campbell saw many changes over the years, but none so huge as the 1996 amalgamation of the four original municipalities. Most were wary of the move – in fact, the Councils of Nottawasaga, Sunnidale and Creemore had publicly stated their opposition – and no one was quite sure how smooth the transition would be, especially with all four Councils (totalling 23 members) meeting jointly for the first year. The four clerk-treasurers divvied up their work once they’d all moved into the old Stayner Town Hall, with Campbell taking the clerk’s position, the Sunnidale representative taking the administrator’s position, Stayner’s representative becoming the treasurer and Creemore’s representative taking on the relatively new role of planner. Together, the four of them managed to merge all four staffs, with every employee landing

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Opinion EDITORIAL In Praise of Teamwork Kudos to Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage and representatives of the Stayner Clearview Food Bank, the Clearview Community Garden, the Stayner Garden Club, the Door Youth Centre and the Stayner Chamber of Commerce for putting their heads together, coming up with a collaborative solution to their various problems and successfully winning more than $300,000 in provincial funding to carry out their plans. The project, which Savage admits will now take shape somewhat “organically,” is a great example of the way things are increasingly getting done in this new age of limited resources and austere governments. Provincial and Federal Ministries have added a new criterion to their decision-making when it comes to handing out funds. They like to see collaborations – between community groups, between private and public sectors, between neighbouring municipalities. The fact that Wasaga Beach and Clearview Township are partnering to solve their respective sewer problems is a big reason why Clearview was successful in acquiring $10 million from the upper tiers of government for that project earlier this year. Ray’s Place in Creemore, which received Trillium funding a year ago, is another example of a community thinking creatively about solving various problems. In this spirit, the announcement that the Tree Society of Creemore, the Horticultural Society and the Creemore BIA will be working together on beautifying the entrances to Creemore is great news. We all get more done when we work together.

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This picture, which Orneva Pardy had clipped from the June 13, 1968 issue of the Creemore Star, shows 14 of the 21 charter members of the Creemore Lions Club at their first Monday night dinner meeting. In back, from left to right, are Joe Barnhart, Cecil Stamp, Reg Westbrooke, John Harper, president John Ney, Fred Weir and Grant McKnight. In front are Winston Branch, Carman Gowan, Lawrence Hemsley, Ken MacIntosh, Wilfred Warden, Roy Emerton and Gordon Watson.

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Dear Editor: I helped stop the mega-quarry. From the moment I read about the aggregate licence application in March 2011, I worked to stop the proposal – 40 to 50 hours per week. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that the mega-quarry proposal was a flawed idea. The reasons were simple and obvious: • an entire plateau of prime, working farmland would be jeopardized • four watersheds/five rivers would be at risk • a mistake would be irreversible As I investigated the application my conviction became stronger. I learned: • that the rivers flow through a huge area – south to Lake Erie, west to Lake Huron and northeast to Georgian Bay • that the Melancthon area provides fresh water for one million Ontarians • that Melancthon farmland is actually Shelburne farmland – farmland that I grew up respecting as worthy competition to Alliston potatoes. It is significant that Alliston’s potato industry has waned under the sprawl of residences and Honda. My path was clear. I worked together with

thousands of other people – people who paid attention, talked up the issue, donated, volunteered, wrote letters, organized amazing events, and did whatever was necessary to garner the spotlight – to startle the proponent into backing down. The application was withdrawn in November, 2012. However, I am not optimistic that the proponent has seen the proverbial “error of their ways.” I know that the potential for immediate money is hard to resist. Yet, I also know that today’s generation owes it to future generations not to carelessly ruin sources of food and water. It is imperative that we balance today’s demand for aggregate against the future needs of our descendents. So it is time to get back to work. The government is no longer prorogued. Ontario has a new Premier. It is business-as-usual for the Government of Ontario. Now it is time to complete the review of the Aggregate Resources Act – as promised by the Premier in September 2011; as announced by the Minister of Natural Resources in March 2012; and as committed to by so many people including Mr. David Orazietti, Liberal MPP from Sault Ste. Marie and Chair of the Standing Committee on General Government during the initial ARA Review (now the new Minister of

Natural Resources) as well as all of the MPPs who participated on the Standing Committee on General Government, and all the presenters at the five hearing locations (Queen’s Park, Orangeville, KitchenerWaterloo, Ottawa, Sudbury). A lot of time, money and effort went into the hearings to-date with much knowledge shared and gleaned. It is now time for action. It is time to prioritize fresh food and clean water before rock. It is time to stop developing aggregate resources at the expense of all else. It is time for our Representatives to do their best by Ontarians, this generation and next, and complete the Aggregate Resources Act Review. Donna Baylis, Dunedin

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Creemore Big Heart Seniors Seniors

There were 54 out for Again, my thanks cards today, and everyone to Barb Cudmore for was pleased to see Pat keeping track of the and Ray Broad back from statistics in my absence, Mexico, Alinda and Art and thanks to Irma Bishop and Jim Rigney Flack for handing the (and the Mrs.) back from information on to me. We Sylvia Florida, and Marg and all thank Phyllis Seed for GALE Jim Ferguson returned finding and purchasing from Arizona. They again enough chocolate to keep brought a boodle of lemons from us happy for quite a while at quite a their own tree back with them. They reduced price. Between Barb Pilon also, again, brought a nice lot to be and Phyllis Seed, we are the most shared with anyone at Seniors who spoiled Seniors in captivity – and would like some truly fresh lemons. we love it! And again, our thanks to you folks for There was a very well-attended sharing your bounty. 90th birthday party for Jean Cook, The 50/50 draws went to Marg held at the Legion last Sunday, April Ferguson, Ray Leighton, Audrey 7. Along with quite a few family Fines, Norma Johnston (2), Eileen members was a great assortment of Nash, Gayle Gordon and Marcia old-time friends and neighbours that Cameron. attested to the esteem in which Jean is Moon shots were played by Marg held. There was an unexpected death Falls, Dave Smith, Mike Smith, Pat in the family when Roger Chauvette Winger, Dean Chestnut and Wilma passed away at home the day before Zeggil. Wilma won the travelling Jean’s gathering, but they wisely prize, and Dave won the Sidewinder’s decided to carry on with the program. money. Roger was the husband of Donna High scorers were Lucy Young Chauvette, Jean’s daughter. Donna 283, Kevin Keogh and Bert Douglas lost her daughter a few years ago, and tied with 273 and Evelyn Warden now, unexpectedly, her husband. Our 265. Low was Peter Gubbels with condolences go out to you, Donna, 46. and to all your extended family.

We had a goodly lot of passengers on our April Rama trip, and we were sorry to hear that Ray Leighton didn’t feel well that day, and so couldn’t enjoy the varied and bountiful lunch that Rama has provided in the past, but that may be in jeopardy in the near future. We have not heard from

Rama as to our “standing” re. free bus trips, but likely will in a week or so. I will keep everyone informed when I do find out what is happening. Meanwhile, we certainly would like to thank all the folks who travelled with us. Our next trip will be on Tuesday, May 7. The price is still only $5.

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, April 12, 2013

New Lowell News NEW LOWELL NEWS

Spring is here and with it comes the blooming of those first bulbs, the return of the robins and spring rains. I think we are all ready for this change of season so please, Mother Nature, bring it on! Sandra There is a craft show BEDNAREK at the Brentwood Hall on Saturday, April 20 from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be many local vendors, so come on down and see what the craft tables have to offer. Did you hear about the murder in New Lowell? Well it hasn’t actually happened yet, but on Saturday, April 20 there will be a Murder Mystery Dinner at the Legion. The tickets are $20 for Legion members and $25 for non-members. Contact the Legion for tickets or the Hasty Market in the village. The New Lowell United Church was rocking with jazz, country, rock & roll and gospel music on Saturday evening. The band called “Ladies Night Out” performed to a large crowd with lots of enthusiasm and some jokes. The congregation thanks them for spearheading our first of many music nights to help us with the “Accessibility For All” building fund. Friday, April 26 will be the next family movie night at the Church. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the show at 7 pm. It is only $5 per person including popcorn and a drink. The show this month is Life of Pi. Parental guidance is recommended. Clearview Community Theatre presents “What a Wonderful World,” a fundraising dinner, concert and silent auction on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at the Stayner Community Centre. The Open Travelling Troupe will be singing songs from Broadway favourites including Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Sister Act and more. Our Children’s Travelling Troupe will be performing a short play called Bebop with Aesop and our ukulele troupes will be performing some old favourites. Dinner will include a hot buffet with salads and dessert. Tickets are on sale at Nifty’s in Stayner until Monday, April 22. Adults tickets are $30, and children 10 years and under are $20. A charitable tax receipt is available upon request. For more information call 705-424-3072 or 705-428-2790 or visit www.clearviewcommunitytheatre1.ca. Save your waste scrap metal, TVs, wire, electronics etc. as the New Lowell Public School is having a waste collection day at the school on Saturday, May 25 starting at 8 am. If you wish to have waste metal picked up please email Jenn Elliot at 123.abc.ece@ gmail.com to make arrangements. After you have dropped off your metal come on over to a giant community yard sale and then drop into the church all for a lovely Heritage Display of our community and have a cup of special tea. There will also be delicious home baking available at the Bake Table. This should help you spend a good Saturday morning in your community. We would like to welcome Paige Kennedy back to Canada from her student exchange in Australia. I am sure she will be sharing her many adventures. Two special ladies that I know of in our community are celebrating birthdays this month. Happy 98th to Marjorie Gordon on the 16th and best wishes to our primary Sunday School teacher!

DRAMATIC PERSERVERENCE When members of the Stayner Collegiate Institute Drama Club found out that the Sears Ontario Drama Festival was cancelled this year due to the lack of extracurricular support from high school teachers,they were upset about the loss of a tradition that has seen the club enter a play in the festival for the past several years. But they had a play, written by member Mary Bruer, and they decided to forge on, developing the script, casting the production and practicing at each other’s houses without the help of a staff supervisor. When the labour dispute ended in March, they finally gained access to the school stage. This week, they put the finishing touches on The Lampshade, a post-modern “play within a play” that features plenty of laughs. The club will give four performances for their fellow students next week and one public performance on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 pm. In back above are Melanie Connell, Eric Pottz, Wesley Mann, Samana LoVecchio and Emily Walker. In front are Sophie Leyshon, Riley Ekman, Mary Bruer and Sarah Miller. In addition to writing the play, Bruer is also directing and starring in the production.

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Elliott Brood to kick off Avening Hall fundraising campaign Toronto troubadors will bring their trademark stomp to the ACC on Saturday, April 27

by Brad Holden The first time Toronto rockers Elliott Brood played the Avening Hall, in March 2010, they pulled into the parking lot with a slight feeling of trepidation. Part of it was the location – “It feels pretty far away from everywhere,” said Casey Laforet, the band’s guitarist – and part of it was, let’s say, the general appearance of the place. When they walked inside and saw the character of the room, the wood-clad ceiling and matching wood floor, they felt a little better. When they plugged in for sound check, and heard the way music reverberates among all that wood, they felt a little better still. But it was what happened next that sold them on the place. “It was like in that movie Roadhouse,” remembered Laforet. “All of a sudden, all these headlights just started making their way up the road and turning into the parking lot.” The night was a sell-out, and the show that Elliott Brood put on was a perfect fit for the hall and the crowd that comes out for shows there. Described as anything from “death country” to “frontier rock” to “revival stomp,” Elliott Brood’s music is a little

Elliott Brood: Stephen Pitkin, Mark Sasso and Casey Laforet. different than most of what’s out there. Drummer Stephen Pitkin keeps the beat, though he’s more often than not joined by the sound of the audience’s feet thumping along. Occasionally, the band hands out pots and pans to the crowd to add to the rhythm. Laforet spends most of his time sitting, switching between a beat-up acoustic and a cranked up Telecaster, feet dancing across an array of pedals laid out before him. Mark Sasso plays the frontman role, strumming a banjo and

singing in a raspy voice about old wars, dusty travels and prairie serenades. Elliott Brood were so impressed with the Avening Hall that first night that they decided they had to record there. Later that year, they moved into the hall for a week,camping out, laying down tracks during the day, cooking meals in the kitchen behind the stage and bowling a few lanes in the downstairs alley whenever they needed a break. The natural reverb provided by all that creemore echo 2013 lighting wht2.qxd

wood can be heard on several songs on their Juno-nominated 2011 album Days Into Years. These days, as anyone who reads this paper knows, the Avening Hall board is facing an uphill climb, needing to come up with $35,000 to match Clearview Township’s contribution toward needed upgrades. When board member and longtime Avening Hall concert promoter Sara Hershoff put the word out for a band that might help kick off the fundraising campaign, the boys in Elliott Brood were quick to offer their services. “We had no trouble saying yes,” said Laforet. “We’ve played a lot of small places and a lot of big places across Canada, the United States and Europe, and I can honestly say, that hall is one of the gems. It would be a shame to see it disappear.” Elliott Brood is so enamoured with the hall, in fact, that instead of asking for their usual price for playing the show, they’re going to take a reduced rate along with – you guessed it – more rental time. The band is just getting back to work on a new album after a year and a half of touring Days Into Years, and if all goes well, that Avening Hall wood will be a feature on the next record as well. “It’s all about the wood,” said Laforet. “All that great wood.” Tickets for Elliott Brood at the Avening Hall on Saturday, April 27 cost $25 in advance and are available at ticketscene. ca and the Creemore Echo. Tickets will be $30 at the door. 1/20/13

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Easter has come and to church, getting a new outfit and eating eggs. gone once more, leaving The four churches in us with happy memories of family gatherings, thoughtful Creemore had congregations observances of the Easter that filled the pews. Choirs bible words and, of course, had rehearsed their choice of Easter music for weeks. Easter candies and chocolate As well, there were often bunnies. For me, my sister Helen BLACKBURN junior choirs consisting of Ruth’s story called “The Chocolate Bunny” reminded teenagers and often some younger children. me of the little she knew about chocolate bunnies. Although I was two years older The purchase of a new outfit for Easter Sunday was popular, mostly among I knew not much more. I’ll tell you those tales in a few minutes but first, here are women. The pretty colours chosen a few other memories that have surfaced often displayed optimism about spring’s arrival. Hats, of course, were considered from my childhood in the 1940s. proper attire for all females and it was Easter customs have changed since here that fashion style and imagination then. True, the Easter bunny was in existence but not as prominently as today. were prominent. Not everyone could afford a new outfit (and that included In my memory Easter was about going

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my family) but attempts were made to brighten up the old outfits. A custom which may seem strange to today’s generation was the contest to see who could eat the most eggs for breakfast on Easter morning. Today dozens of eggs sit in grocery store coolers every day of the year. Years ago, however, most hens quit laying during the winter months. The lack of much daylight triggered something in the hen’s body to quit laying in order to survive. Now, hen barns have automatic lights that fool Mrs. Biddy into thinking it’s summer and perfectly okay to turn out an egg every day. In the fall some farmers saved eggs in a liquid called water glass but it still meant that eggs were scarce. Today we find it hard to imagine the delight that came from tasting once more a fresh egg at Easter time. I know candy eggs and chocolate bunnies existed in the 1940s but for the majority of children the decorating of real eggs brought the most excitement. Eggs were hard boiled before decorating, often with beet juice, yellow die made from onion skins or any other number of concoctions. My mother purchased a special dye kit along with stickers for adventurous decorating for Ruth and me. One year my sister was the lucky recipient of a chocolate bunny. Here is her story. “Grandma Webster would request our services to help her with her spring house cleaning when we were at an age to be productive. I was eager and secretly proud to have the opportunity to work away from home. My reward was not money, in fact I did not expect anything, but I received a chocolate bunny four to

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five inches tall. Chocolate bunnies were not part of our Easter celebrations. We had hard boiled eggs and painted them with paints that came in a kit. “I had a treasure and could not bring myself to eat it. I saved the bunny to savour the thought of eating it, its delightful taste of chocolate in my mouth. My chocolate bunny was placed on a small plate and hidden among the good dishes in the top section of the kitchen cupboards where no one would discover it. “March and April were still cool to cold months so wood heat was still needed and the stove was kept going. The long line of stove pipes crossed the kitchen and emitted heat before they turned upwards at right angles to go to the chimney. The cupboards were located near the stovepipes. “A few days passed before my urge for a chocolate fix compelled me to get the bunny. I thought I might just nibble on its long, pointed ears, saving the rest for later. Down it came, a puddle of melted chocolate. It did not taste nearly as good as a chocolate bunny would have. However, I did learn that chocolate melts under heat and causes the demise of edible bunnies.” Our family was visiting Minnie Smith at her house one day before Easter (at the corner of King and Mill Streets). Minnie and her husband Dr. J.G. Smith owned and operated a drug store where the post office now stands. I suppose they had extra chocolate rabbits for I was offered one. I started to eat mine and the adults laughed, saying, “She is not going to wait for Easter.” I did not know that chocolate bunnies went with Easter. *** About the photo of the paving machine that appeared in the Echo a few weeks ago: I believe the location to be the front of the Sovereign. The tree is one of the two famous chestnut trees that grew in front of the hotel. I don’t remember when they were cut down. Perhaps someone does.

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, April 12, 2013

Seen & Heard around Creemore CURLING CHAMPS The Weedman Curling league, a competitive league

consisting of 14 teams from the Stayner, Creemore and Collingwood clubs, finished up their 2013 play recently. Team Lightheart (left) finished first overall with a record of 11 wins and 2 ties. They were also the A side playoff champions. From left to right are David Lightheart (lead), John Millsap (second), Andrew Millsap (vice) and Dale Lightheart (skip). Presenting their trophies is Raymond McInnis.

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A NEW ERA The Mad & Noisy Gallery officially celebrated its new ownership with a ribbon cutting ceremony last Saturday. From left to right are new owner Lyne Burek, Clearview Councillors Doug Measures and Thom Paterson, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson and new owner Richard Burek.

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YOUTH CENTRE AGM Ray’s Place held their Annual General Meeting last Sunday at the Station on the Green, with board chair Laurie Copeland running down the organization’s 2012 accomplishments for a crowd of supporters.

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Dunstan, Jean passed away peacefully at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital on Friday, April 5, 2013 in her 70 th year. Jean of Collingwood formerly of Wasaga Beach. Loving mother of Dave (Craig) and Doug (Kim). Cherished Grandma Jean to Mariah, Brodie and Ryland. If desired, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the charity of choice. Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel , 7313 Highway 26, Stayner (705-428- 2637) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11 am with interment to follow at Stayner Union Cemetery. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories log onto www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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Needed immediately bungalows to sell! In the Creemore and Stayner area! Call today for details. Visit www. clearviewlistings.com Joseph Talbot, ABR®, ASA, SRES®, AGA, Sales Representative, RE/ MAX Clearview Inc., Brokerage. Office: 705-428-4500 Direct Line/ Text: 705-733-5821  jtalbot@remax.net “Ordinary Joe, Extraordinary Service” Proud supporter of Children’s Miracle Network (Sick Kids)

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Amber and Andrew Fisher of Stayner welcome a sister for Grayson named Ruby Mae Fisher born on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Collingwood G&M Hospital at 8:16 am weighing 7 lb 11 oz. Proud grandparents are Mary Jane and Tom Plater of Stayner & Rick and Francis Thomas of Wasaga Beach. Proud great grandparents are Velma Stoll of Stayner and James and Phyllis Murphy of Wasaga Beach. Welcome Ruby!

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thank you Dearest Creemore and surrounding area: I’ve been at the Creemore Home Hardware store for 9 great years. They’ve passed quickly considering I had only planned on staying in Creemore for 3 months! Alas, it is with great sadness in my heart, on April 19, I will say goodbye to the charming old store, caring staff and the greatest customers in the whole world! I love you all dearly and will miss serving you, immensely. I’ve been given the opportunity to make some positive changes in my life and so, I’m taking it! I want to thank Trish & Rick Miles, for keeping me on, and always caring about my well-being. It is much appreciated and I wish the best in success for the company in the future! I’d like to thank Brian Doran, for the many years of employment. You made it possible for me to go home to the Restigouche for Christmas each year to spend time with my family and I still had my job waiting for me when I got back – you were more than just my employer, you were my friend. But I especially want to thank all the beautiful people from near & far, who graced our old floors with their presence. Our customers are what kept me here for so long. I love you all and thank you for keeping it local! You are the reason Creemore is such a successful little village, known for its big heart. I look forward to seeing your smiling faces around the village and hopefully in the new restaurant, Creemore Kitchen, where I’ll be happily serving you all once more, just in a slightly different venue! Lastly, but certainly not least, I would like to officially welcome Sam Holwell & Caesar Guinto to Creemore and I thank you both for giving me this opportunity for the spice of life: Change! Many blessings to you all! Jennifer Lyons

in memoriam In memory of Mary Tymchuk who passed away on April 13, 2004. Always lovingly remembered by the family

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Joseph Albert ‘Roger’ Chauvette Passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013. Born January 16, 1940, in McLennan, Alberta. Son of Victoria (nee.Gagné) and Albert Chauvette. Loving husband of Donna Marie (nee.Cook). Father of Doreen (Phil Morgan) of Edmonton, AB and Lynn (Tim Mabley) of Hinton, AB; predeceased by children Dennis, Daniel, Linda and Diane. Step father to Ron Wilson (Theresa) of Owen Sound and the late Sharon (nee.Wilson) (Andy Little). Grandfather to Shauna (Cecil Denty) and Johnathan Morgan; Andrew (Denise) Wilson, Jackson & Connor Little, Benjamin Wilson and the late Brian Wilson. Chase Graham and LaKendra Clarke. Great grandfather to Morgan and MacKenzie Koshurba. Will be lovingly remembered by sisters Marguerite Clark, Juliette (Donald D’Ambrosio) and Susan (Wayne Nolan), brothers Robert (Vivian) and Maurice (Barbara) and many nieces and nephews. Roger and Donna were married April 10, 1987 in Edmonton, AB. They moved to Ontario in 1992 and lived in Collingwood for a short time before moving to Creemore in 1994 where they have resided since. Roger made many friends and became a friendly face to all who passed through Creemore’s ‘downtown’. He loved to golf, garden and feed the birds. He was an avid spectator fan of all sports. Roger began working at the Salvation Army’s Hope Acres near Glencairn in the autumn of 1993 and continued working there until his passing. A Celebration of Roger’s Life will be held at Hope Acres on Friday April 12, 2013 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lung Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Hope Acres. Friends may visit Roger’s on-line Book of Memories at www. fawcettfuneralhomes.com

Estate Antiques & Collectibles Auction Sat April 13 @9:30am Creemore Legion Hall to feature

Victorian, Canadiana & contemporary country furnishings, Canadian coloured & clear pressed glass, Victorian & art glass, oil lamps, fine china, sterling silver tablewares & flatware, jewelry, clocks, paintings, collectibles, antiques & art reference books, wicker, Persian rugs, etc.

John Simpson Auctioneer

705-466-2207

Details @ www.simpsonauctions.com


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Friday, April 12, 2013 Members of the Stayner PARC Project Steering Committee gathered for a picture at the site of the Stayner Community Garden this week after finding out their grant application with the Ontario Trillium Foundation had been successful. From left to right in back are Norm Lemieux from the Clearview Community Garden, Township Community, Culture and Recreation Programmer Shane Sargent, Door Youth Centre Executive Director Jennifer Gerrior and Township Transportation and Recreation Manager Steve Sage. In front are Wendy Jeffries of the Stayner Clearview Food Bank, Judy Hutton from the Stayner Garden Club and Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage.

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(Continued from page 1) Culture and Recreation Programmer Shane Sargent, the Trillium funding will pay for two 18-week postsecondary student summer jobs in year one, three positions in year two and four positions in years three and four. The students will provide labour to the various organizations, work as tourism ambassadors for the Chamber of Commerce, and work with Jennifer Gerrior, executive director of the Door Youth Centre, on finding ways to recruit and engage youth in working with the community groups as well. Hopefully, if the right students are found, they might stick with the program for the duration and play a large role in developing a structure that can continue after the funding period has ended. Several capital improvements will be covered by the funding as well, including a new commercial refrigerator/freezer for the Food Bank, a new shed and tractor for the Community Garden, improvements to Gazebo Park and a new tourism kiosk for the Chamber of Commerce. The project will be overseen by a Steering Committee consisting of Wendy Jeffries of the Clearview Stayner Food Bank, Judy Hutton of the Stayner Garden Club, Larry Culham of the Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Gerrior of the Door, Sargent,

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Solar Farm Proposal A representative of First Ontario Energy Inc. came before Council Monday night to provide them and the public a first glimpse of a 400-acre, 40-megawatt solar farm they are hoping to build on five leased agricultural properties southwest of New Lowell. The company plans to submit an application to the Ontario Power Authority when the application window opens again for large-scale solar proposals. When it does, it’s hoping to include a resolution of municipal support with the application. All of the land under lease is Class 4 agricultural land or worse, and the representative said it’s First Ontario’s policy to buffer the projects so they can not be seen from neighbouring roads. Property owners Fred Somerville (of Somverville Nurseries), John Thomson and Paul Fraser were present and spoke in support of the proposal.

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The Cybergnomes First Robotics Team 2013 made a presentation to Clearview Council Monday night, thanking the Township for allowing the team to move forward as a Committee of Council when its future was threatened by the secondary school teachers labour dispute. The team had its best season yet, placing 4th in Oshawa, 8th in Boston and 4th in Mississauga.


April 12, 2013