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Friday, May 18, 2012 Vol. 12 No. 20

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EMERGENCY HUB GRAND OPENING ON JUNE 16 Budget Passed

by Brad Holden The Clearview Emergency Hub and Fire Administration Centre, the first building in Simcoe County to combine local fire service, County paramedics and a satellite office of the Ontario Provincial Police, will have its official grand opening on Saturday, June 16. That was announced by Mayor Ken Ferguson at Monday’s Council meeting after Council had a look at a video about the facility that’s been produced by the County’s public relations department. The video will be part of an application for the Peter J. Marshall Award for Innovative Projects, which is handed out annually by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. The Hub has been up and operating since late winter.

After voting unanimously for a 3.91 per cent net tax increase at its last meeting, Council made things official Monday night by officially adopting the 2012 budget and setting this year’s tax rates.

Procedural Bylaw Passed

Council also gave the nod to its procedural bylaw, which has been in the works since this term began at the start of 2011. Township Clerk Bob Campbell thanked his assistant, Brenda Falls, for her work on the document.

Housing Presentation

Council was visited by Gail Michalenko of the Georgian Triangle Housing Centre, who presented that organization’s recent housing study. Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage said the findings would be valuable as the Township works on its new Official Plan.

Sarah Hallett, the new president of the Creemore Farmers’ Market, has some changes in store for this year’s edition.

It’s Market Time!

by Brad Holden After a long winter, the Creemore Farmers’ Market will return this Saturday, May 19, and all will once again be right with the world. That may be a slight exaggeration, we suppose, but it does kind of feel that way during that first stroll into the market on a sunny opening day. And this year, the 15-year-old institution is aiming to be bigger and better than ever, under the guidance of new president Sarah Hallett. Hallett is replacing Jean Brownfield, who has led the market

from the very beginning (along with co-founder Sandra Lackie, who left the board a few years ago to start the 100 Mile Store), and she’s a little concerned about following in such large footsteps. “Jean did everything; I really don’t know how she managed,” said Hallett this week. “We’re really going to miss her.” Not one to pass up a challenge, Hallett has been working hard over the off-season, and marketgoers will notice a few changes on Saturday morning. (See “Market” on page 12)

INSIDE THE ECHO

FIVE GENERATIONS At a recent family get-together, five generations gathered to celebrate Easter. Surrounding Margaret Ransier are her daughter Betty Belfry, granddaughter Tara Belfry, great-grandson Patrick Belfry and great-great-grandson Mason.

Ready to Say Goodbye

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Community Calendar

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

This Weekend Friday, May 18

• Bake and Yard Sale at Mansfield Presbyterian Church. From 9 am to early afternoon. Lunch available.

Saturday, May 19

• Creemore Farmers’ Market Season Opening from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Station. • Creemore Echo will be at the Creemore Farmers’ Market Season Opening doing the Annual Subscription Drive. Drop by and see us for a chat – we’ll be near the fountain! The price this year is $46.67 plus hst totalling $49. • Brentwood Annual Plant Sale from 8:30 am to noon at Brentwood Community Centre. Call 705424-1425 for more information. • Join us on Mill Street in Creemore this Saturday for our BIA Sidewalk Sale. • Curiosity House Story Hour from 10:30 to 11:15 am.

Bring your children and join Miriam for story hour and craft time. 705-466-3400. • Mad & Noisy Gallery Art Show continues for exhibition “Momente: Capturing Moments in Time” featuring seven artists. Show runs to end of May.705-466-5555 info@madandnoisy.com. • Curiosity House Celebration Day from 2 to 4 pm. We have something to celebrate! Drop in & visit with past, present & future owners and staff on our final day of business at this location. Curiosity House, under new ownership, will open soon at 178 Mill Street. • Exhibition and Silent Auction of The Mary Robertson Collection – lovely and unusual 19th and 20th Century botanical prints at the Creemore Log Cabin today from 9 am to 2 pm, May 20 noon – 3 pm, May 26 9 am – 2 pm The exhibit will close on May 26 with a Reception and final bidding from 2 to 3 pm. For the benefit of the gardens and landscaping of the Creemore Log Cabin.

Saturday, May 19 to Monday, May 21

• The Blue Mountain Tour of the Arts from 11 am to 5 pm each day. Visit www.tourofthearts.ca or call 519-599-2989 for more information.

Sunday, May 20

• Church Services on page 5. • Yarn Tasting at Creemore House of Stitches from 1 to 3pm with Susan Preston from Estelle Designs. Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks. Free to everyone but pre-registration is required. Please call 705-466-6363 or drop in at 122 Mill St.

Monday, May 21 Victoria Day

• Creemore Echo will be closed today. • Stayner Lawn Bowling starts today! Every Monday and Thursday night at 6:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Call 705-424-9996.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 23

• Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Meeting at VON Adult Day Program, Sunset Manor, 49 Raglan Street, Collingwood from 1:30 to 3 pm. Call 705-4442457 for more information. Sponsored by Alzheimer Society of Greater Simcoe County and the Victorian Order of Nurses, Adult Day Program, Collingwood

Friday, May 25

• Toonie Lunch at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 22 Caroline Street West from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Come enjoy some homemade soup.. 

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• Dunedin Annual Plant & Bake & Garage Sale at Dunedin Hall starting at 8 am until the plants are gone. Donation of plants & yard sale items are greatly appreciated. Rent a table and sell your garage sale items $25. Garage sale items can be dropped off at the Dunedin Hall on May 18 & 25 from 6 to 8 pm. To arrange alternate drop offs, call 705-466-3690. • Creemore Horticultural Annual Plant Sale at Station on the Green starting at 8:30 am. Lots of unusual & unique large-sized plants from the Hort Garden & members’ gardens. Peonies, phlomis, hellebores, specialty day lilies & hundreds more perennials. Please bring carry-out boxes. • St. James’ Anglican Church, Clougher-Lisle will be holding a Lilac Luncheon in the Church Hall from 11 am to 2 pm. The tea will include a Bake Table and a Plant Sale. $5. We look forward to seeing you. West of Lisle on the north side of Cty Rd. 12 at Conc. 2 of Adjala-Tosorontio. • Mulmur Public Meeting from 9 to 11 am for Township ratepayers interested in and/or concerned about the Dufferin Wind Power Inc. proposal to construct approximately 49 wind turbines in the north-east portion of Melancthon Township. At the Township Office, 758070 2nd Line East (Terra Nova). See ad on page 8. • OPP Public Open House from 11 am to 1 pm. Presentations on elder abuse, personal safety and theft prevention bicycle safety. Come and meet the members of the Mulmur Police Services Board and let us know what your concerns are! At the Township Office, 758070 2nd Line East (Terra Nova).

• Come & Go Tea to celebrate Maureen McLeod’s 70th Birthday from 1 to 5 pm at the GNE Ag Building, Fairgrounds Road just south of Hwy 26. No presents, your presence is present enough! • Duntroon Central Public School Grand Finale Celebration Day from 1 to 6 pm at the school to commemorate the school’s 48 year history. All alumni, staff and students are invited! The Duntroon School Council has planned many special activities that will take place throughout the day. Classrooms will be open during the day to celebrate each decade of the school’s history – from the 1960s to the 2000s; numerous children’s activities; the Stayner Collegiate Band will perform; a drumming performance by Groupe Soume; student and class presentations, and a baseball game to end the day.  The official ceremonies will start at 2 pm. To view a complete agenda, visit the school’s website at http://dun.scdsb.on.ca and visit the Grand Finale Celebration Page.  You can also call the school at 445-0258 to request more information.

Sunday, May 27

•Edible Foraging Workshop with Alexis Burnett. One-day workshop focusing on learning about some of the many edible plants that are found during the spring and how to prepare them. Learn how to identify both edible and poisonous plants in the field, ethical wild crafting and proper harvesting/preparation techniques while gaining hands on experience. $50 per person. Please register asap as there is limited space at info@100milestore.ca or 705-466-3514. • A fundraising Trail Run Relay for Pine River Institute taking place at Mansfield Outdoor Centre. A great family day with live music, storytelling, food, yoga in addition to the trail run, and of course an important awareness and fundraising event for Pine River, a residential treatment centre for youth with mental health issues and specifically addictive behaviours, located nearby in Shelburne. See www.PineRiverInstitute. com or call 519-925-9225 for details.

Saturday, June 2

• Come party with us at the Clearview Trail Mixer at New Lowell Park from 8:30 am to 2 pm. A fun-filled day of activities including an NVCA Interpretive Canoe Trip, carnival games, face painting, Fun Run, trail hike along the Ganaraska, FREE learn to paddle clinics and more!  Details at www.clearview.ca.

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• Margaritas in the Valley with Northern Harbour, the ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band. At Creemore Arena, doors open at 7 pm. $20 available at Creemore Foodland. Presented by Nitetis Lodge #444 in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Saturday, June 9

•Teddy Bears Picnic Play Day in the Park. An afternoon of fun for the whole family! From 1 to 4 pm at Gowan Park in Creemore. Admission is a minimum donation of $10 per family. All proceeds go to support the daycare! Attractions include games, sports, crafts, face painting, silent auction, and a bake sale. Photographers available to take family portraits All ages welcome! This is a rain or shine event.

Wednesday, June 13

• Sara Hershoff & Brad Holden are on 97.7 The Beach this morning between 9 and 10 am to talk “All Things Creemore”. Don’t miss it!

Thursday, June 14

• 2nd Annual Scotch Nosing & Prime Rib Dinner at the Masonic Lodge in Stayner. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner at 7:30 pm. $60 per person. Contact Bill at 705-428-0609 for tickets. Hosted by Stayner & District Kinsmen. Proceeds to Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation.

Saturday, June 30

•Carolyn Mark and Joey Wright at Dunedin Hall. Contact 705-466-5793 for tickets.

Saturday, July 14

•Avening Beef BBQ at the Avening Hall from 5 to 7:30 pm. Beef, potatoes, pies and more.

Saturday, August 25

•Creemore Copper Kettle Dash starts at 8 am. Race Kit Pick-up from 7 to 7:45 am on race-day at the Creemore Community Arena. Fees: Early bird $35 (by July 31); $40 afterward. Race starts at the Creemore Community Arena. The 5K will run out and back along town roads. The 10K will follow the same path plus loop up a big hill! This is the inaugural run – come out and set a course record! The race will be capped at 150 entries. To register visit www.onlineregistrations.ca and find Creemore Copper Kettle Dash under Upcoming Events (sport), or call Lee Anne Cohen at 705-466-3253.

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The final group of students and staff at Duntroon Central Public School posed for this recent picture.

A great community party to say goodbye to Duntroon School by Brad Holden If there’s one thing that the students, staff and parents of Duntroon Central Public School know in this final year before the school is closed is that they will be going out in style. A “Grand Finale Celebration” for the school is set to take place on Saturday, May 26, and the Duntroon community has been hard at work making sure the day is a memorable one. Festivities will get underway at 1 pm, when guests will be greeted by a performance by the Stayner Collegiate Institute Concert Band. Children’s programming will take place throughout the day.

The school will be open for tours all afternoon, and several classrooms will be decked out with memorabilia from the various decades the school has been in existence. At 2 pm those in attendance will be piped into the school’s gymnasium by the Beinn Gorm Highlanders and an official program will begin. After speeches by the various dignitaries present, the focus will move back outside for what’s sure to be the highlight of the day. Students at the school have been hard at work writing messages and inserting them into balloons, which will be set free with the help of one graduate

for each decade and one current student from each grade. The current students will all be descendants of other graduates of the school. At 3 pm, entertainment will begin, with several talented current and former students taking the stage. A light barbecue dinner will be served at 4 pm, and an hour after that several teams representing different decades will battle for supremacy on the baseball diamond. Anyone and everyone who’s had anything to do with Duntroon Central Public School over the years is invited to what’s sure to be a bittersweet community occasion.

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The Way We Were

Heading northwest from Beeton, the first stop on the Hamilton and North Western Railway “Hog Special” was at Thompsonville, where this humble station was found.

The next stop on the line after Thompsonville was Alliston, a prosperous hub for the local agricultural community. We’ll continue with Peter Coates’ station-by-station tour of the “Hog Special” next week. Once we get to Avening and beyond, he promises to have some good stories!

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Creemore Big Heart Seniors Seniors

There were 51 of us “If I’ve told you once, I’ve gathered for cards today, and told you a million times NOT Bob Veale thanked Norma to exaggerate!,” etc, etc. Johnston for bringing in The 50/50 draws went several acid-free tomato to Bob Veale, Eileen seedlings for giveaway. Nash, Wilma Zeggil, Ray These are small, pearBroad, Marcia Cameron, shaped, yellow-when-ripe Ray Leighton, Wayne Sylvia GALE tomatoes that are very tasty, Brownridge and Tom and quite nice in a salad. Sharpe. Needless to say, they were scooped up Moon shots were played by Jim pretty quickly. He also thanked Sheila Rigney (2), Effie Taylor, Evelynn Fenton, who brought in toffee candies Warden, Roy Veinot (2), Norma to be added to the stash of goodies Johnston, Jim Ferguson, Pat Broad presided over by Barb Pilon. Thanks and Marcia Cameron. Marcia won also to Chris Taylor for the items to the travelling prize, and Jim Rigney be added to our “goody box” for our scooped the Sidewinders loot. industrious Nancy and her crew. High scorers were Jean Lune 292, We welcomed newcomer Edith Janice Stephens 287, Sheila Fenton Atkinson, and then we had a “Happy 285 and Ray Leighton 279. Low was Birthday to You” for Nadine Chestnut, Lois Walker with 80. who is the age of majority, plus a bit. Again our thanks to Dave Smith for She was disappointed when there was gathering up the “stuff” we forget to take no kiss to follow, so Bob complied. Ah, home, and for keeping it safe for us for it’s a tough job being president, right, the next week. P.S. Pat Broad was very Bob? Everyone else has noticed that pleased to get her insulated mug back! these guys like their job as president. I I was remiss in not having a Happy wonder why? Mother’s Day greeting to all mothers Irma Flack then read out a cute on behalf of the Seniors in last week’s article brought in by “candy gal” Barb Echo. And, after I discovered the who insists that she can’t “read” a joke. touching note to me from the Wicked But she doesn’t have to – she can ad-lib Westerners (for which I thank my kids with the best of them when telling a joke. and grandkids), I really felt bad about Her article that Irma read was called being forgetful. “Things I owe my mother for,” such as It sure was nice to read that the

Church

Sunday, May 20

St. Luke’s Anglican Church 22 Caroline St. W. 466-2206 For a joyful service of worship join us each Sunday at 11 am & Messy Church the last Sunday of each month at 4:30 pm

Creemore United Pastoral Charge Avening Sunday School & Worship at 9 am, New Lowell United at 10:15 am & St. John’s in Creemore at 11:30 am coffee & conversation starting at 11 am All are welcome 466-2200

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Worship & Sunday School at 10 am Sermon “Christians in a secular world”  All are welcome Rev. Charles Boyd 705-466-5202

The Salvation Army Hope Acres Community Church Invites you to attend Sunday Church Services at 10:45 am  998614 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline, Glencairn For more info call (705) 466-3435

quite aware of it. Then in school we had to memorize all the railroad stations from Collingwood to Beeton – and of course, they had to be spelled right. Nobody ever thought there would be a day coming where the train did not arrive, not only once, but twice a day. But the day the passenger train made its last run to Creemore was on October 29, 1955 – the day my sister Pat married Don Matthews. I remember riding up in the hills on our farm on horseback, and taking a far distant picture of the last train to Creemore on my Kodak box camera. I imagine that picture is still around, but the distance reduced the size of everything to really teeny-tiny. I must mention to Pat that I have heard of faces that would stop a clock, or even a train, but a wedding that could manage that? Never heard of one!

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Curiosity House Bookstore will still be a viable business in Creemore. It is a great store that has always ordered in anything that they do not have in stock, which is a wonderful service. They also carry a great number of local writers’ books, as well as books pertaining to this area. So a big welcome to Ralph Hicks, and we hope this is the start of a pleasurable enterprise for you. At the Mother’s Day Legion Breakfast on Sunday, we enjoyed a lovely meal with daughter Carol (Louie) and her friend Ron. Then I noticed that there was one table that lots of good looking gals just naturally gravitated towards. Looking closer, I noticed that the table where Linda Cockton, Liz Smith, Katherine Blohm, etc, etc, all stopped to chat was the one where Creemore’s most eligible bachelor was sitting. Ken, Ken, Ken! You are just going to have to tone down that dynamite personality – as well as that bewitching smile! Just remember, one woman is a handful, two women are an overindulgence, and three women are a disaster waiting to happen! I have been very interested in the pictures and information on the Hog Special train that ran into Creemore. This train ran quite near the Jack Lennox house that was across the road to the east of us, and set way back in from the road that ran from Creemore to Avening. Being that the tracks where quite near the house, the conductor always blew the whistle going by, so we were all

St. James’ Anglican Church Clougher-Lisle Sunday Service at 9:30 am All are welcome to join us.

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“Margaritas in the Valley” to offer a taste of the beach life by Brad Holden Brian Neale spends six months of the year entertaining folks during happy hour in the British Virgin Islands, and the other six months recreating that same Carribean vibe in venues around North America. He’s the real deal, every bit as much of a beach troubadour as the man he emulates, Jimmy Buffett. “Most of the songs I sing either have something to do with boats, with some kind of drinking, or with laying in the sun,” says Neale. “You can’t really go wrong with that.” On Saturday, June 2, for the second year in a row, Neale will bring his band, Northern Harbour, to the

Brian Neale of Northern Harbour.

Creemore Arena for a beach party bonanza. Entitled “Margaritas in the Valley,” the event is being organized by the Creemore Nitetis Lodge #444, with proceeds going to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. A longtime musician and fan of Jimmy Buffett, Neale didn’t start performing covers of his hero’s music until he won a contest to perform a song onstage with Buffett at a Molson Amphitheatre concert in the late 1990s. The moment was captured on video and can be seen on the Northern Harbour website (www. northernharbour.com). It’s clear from the footage that the two men share a common attitude, and not long after the concert Neale was contacted by one of the 18,000 “parrotheads” in the audience, who suggested he should form a Buffett tribute band. Fast forward 15 years and Northern Harbour has perfected the Hawaiian shirt and barefoot look, travelling all over Ontario and farther afield to give audiences a taste of the good life. They play a lot of Buffett songs, and throw in some Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond and others as well. “Come to our shows and you’ll hear a bit of country, a bit of rock’n’roll, a bit of salsa... the main thing is that it`s all fun,” says Neale. Northern Harbour’s biggest gig is in Midland, where their annual “Party on the Dock” draws thousands and

Thank you To our supporTers The Tree Society offers sincere thanks to all the wonderful donors, Society members, supporters and volunteers who contributed so much to the success of our recent Silent Auction. The proceeds will be used towards our goal of keeping Creemore green and preserving our legacy of so many beautiful trees.

We acknowledge the following businesses and individuals who donated items and gift certificates for the auction and thank them for their support. Jacquie Paterson Happenings Party The Bird House PEAK-FM Rentals And Why Not Dr. Jacquie Pinkate Jim Harkness Affairs Catering Bob Ransier Marnie Hillier Paul Belcourt Cindy Reycraft Diane Hutchings BIA Ingrid Schilling David Johnson Blue Mountain Resort Seasons in Creemore Orie Johnston Lana Bryant Dorothy Shropshire Just Push & Play Marilyn and Rob Side Door Gallery Ken Ferguson Chenier Murray Skinkle Enterprises Clearview Nursery Sola Tracey Kolowska Linda Cockton Somerville Nurseries Gillian & Paul Lavelle David Craig Sotheby Real Estate Creemore 100 Mile Store Linda’s Hair Fashions Office Christine Lonmo Creemore Hills Realty St. Joe’s Scott Lorriman Creemore Meat Market Mary Stewart Isobel MacDougall Curiosity House Books Gillian Stoker-Lavelle Cut and Dried Flowers Mad River Golf Club Bill & Lorraine Strain Mad River Pottery Farm Triple J Tree Farm Maplestone Gallery Darci-que Noel VanWalleghem Steve & Gail Martin Christina Dodd Lynn Wilkinson Elizabeth Eakins Dawn McPherson Village Builders Kate & Rowlie Fleming Moyaboya Sherry & David Wilson Lucien Gagnon My Pullover Julie & Tom Wilson Giffen’s Country Market Nottawasaga Daylilies Laura Yates Dorothy Gray Old Mill House Pub We apologize if through oversight we’ve omitted a business or individual donation. The Tree Society of Creemore issues tax receipts for donations of $20 or more. Please contact Rowland Fleming 705 466 3201 visit www.treesocietyofcreemore.com for more details.

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Great Day for a Hike

Last Saturday’s Peak to Peak Escarpment Challenge saw nearly 300 people hiking distances of 8, 12, 20 or 26 kilometres on the nearby Bruce Trail. Host organization the Clearview Community Coalition has not released the amount raised to help in their fight against quarrying on the escarpment, but they did state that over 1,000 people had pledged money to Saturday’s hikers.

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Gymnasitics Honours

Borden Gymnastics Club members (clockwise from left) Sadie Finkelstein, Ella Preston, Roxy McDonald, Annie Clarmo and Lucy PothierBogoslowski competed recently at the Futures Gymnastics Club in Mississauga. The girls represent a variety of skill levels and were very successful at the meet. Among the highlights; Sadie and Ella received a Gold standard on Floor and Vault respectively; Lucy received a Silver standard for her Floor routine; Roxy received a 5th place on bars; and Annie placed 2nd on Floor.

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Viva Italia!! creemore dish

Stephen and I just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. In honour of the occasion, and because we were told “use them or lose them” by Air Canada, we pulled together every Aeroplan mile and all the Elaine other reward program points we COLLIER had accumulated over a number of years and managed to book a trip to Italy. It took three different flights to get there and three flights back, but we did it! We landed in Rome and then headed down to the Amalfi Coast for a few days. After that, we travelled to Venice by way of Florence (Stephen had been there before but I had it on my personal bucket list), followed by a slow drive back to Rome via San Marino and Orvieto. Besides spending some quality time together, it was a great opportunity to sample the fantastic local Mediterranean cuisine. We couldn’t get enough of all

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Pasta Bolognese the fresh made pasta dishes, grilled local fish and wood oven pizza. The hotel we stayed in outside of Sorrento was a lovely place, owned by the Francischielli family. Not only did we have a beautiful view of the Isle of Capri from our room, but four nights out of five we ate in their dining room where Nonna Francischielli held court every night, overseeing all the vegetables and salads (fresh from her garden). It was a very special trip and we enjoyed it immensely. No rest for the wicked when we got back though! I already had a two-day Gourmet Getaway weekend booked for six, and managed to get through it even though we both picked up some strange bug on the plane(s) coming back home. Italy already seems a distant memory, but the brief respite has recharged my culinary batteries, that’s for sure! One of the most common dishes you will see in Italy is Pasta Bolognese – better known as your local spaghetti with meat sauce. However, a Bolognese sauce in Italy is not quite as heavy and thick as you might find here. There is meat in it but not a lot, and a few simple ingredients simmering on the stove for a number of hours produces a rich sauce that clings nicely to the pasta. I learned that to make it true Bolognese style, tagliatelle pasta should be used – long, flat egg noodles known as “little ribbons.” You can buy them here and you will generally see them twirled into little nests in the package. This week I’m going to pass on my current version of Bolognese sauce. I say “current” because this sauce is a work in progress and I am always fine-tuning it. However, the basics are all there and I hope you enjoy making it as much as I do! Feedback is great and I would love to hear from you. Just email me at elaine@avalonclearview.com. Until next time, eat well, live well....

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Hockey Dance Winners The winners of the Creemore Minor Hockey Cash Elimination Dance held last Saturday were as follows: First Prize, $10,000, Tom Lang of Alliston; Second Prize, $2,000, Greg and Tina Smith of Barrie; Third Prize, $1,000, Rod Elliott of New Lowell; Fourth Prize, $500, Darrell and Lisa Lowden of New Lowell; Fifth Prize, $250, Richard Talbot of Creemore; Sixth Prize, $250, Helen Andrews of New Lowell.

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Lots happening as Duntroon readies for school finale ROCKSIDE REPORT

Duntroon is seeing helped Jim select a variety of some action these days: young native trees for the Park, Canadian Army soldiers and the planting took place last at the Hall and new Saturday morning, before Vira’s trees at the Park, hikers internment. Dave Cudworth, going Peak-to-Peak, and our favourite dry stonewaller balloons to fill the air at the and trained carver, made time Suzanne upcoming Grand Finale at in his busy schedule to carve WESETVIK the School. a stone memorial, and Grant A group of Coyotes Sampson, a longtime family (light armoured vehicles) and the scout friend and one of Vira’s “favourites,” soldiers who use them have been lying donated and moved the stone to its new low at the Nottawasaga Community Hall location. The Park now looks livelier, and off and on for the past week, parking out, I’m sure Vira and Doug would be pleased sleeping there and “using the facilities.” – they both loved the beauty of trees. Soldiers from CFB Petawawa have been Last Saturday as well, the highlands engaged in a large training exercise here were full of people – apparently involving the “taking” of Meaford, thus over 300 – hiking in the Peak-to-Peak explaining the heavy military presence Escarpment Challenge. This event, you may have noticed on many of the organized by the Clearview Community area roads. While passing a Coyote Coalition, was a major fundraiser for hiding in a neighbour’s laneway was a the organization, which has mounted bit disconcerting, the soldiers we saw and a legal challenge to the Walker quarry spoke with were refreshingly friendly and application. polite, presenting a positive image of our All Duntroon School attendees, past Canadian military. and present, are invited to come Saturday, Next door to the Hall at Islay Park, May 26, as the School community gets family and friends have planted a total together for a Grand Finale to celebrate of 42 trees in honour of the late Doug Duntroon Central Public School’s great and Vira Campbell, my husband Jim’s spirit. With the school closing its doors parents. After Vira’s passing in February, a forever at the end of June, the School number of family and friends contributed Council and friends wanted to celebrate to a memorial tree fund, to which Jim and all its positive memories, and decided his brothers Scott and Graham added, a party was in order. The Grand Finale to make the tree planting in honour will run from 1 to 6 pm at the school, of both their parents. Ian Payne of with each classroom showcasing a Enviroscape and Not So Hollow Farm different decade’s memorabilia, and

Graham Campell, Sadie Campbell, Grant Sampson, Scott Campbell, Esmé Campbell, Jim Campbell and Ryan Campbell pose with the new memorial for Doug and Vira Campbell at Duntroon’s Islay Park. a program featuring music, speakers, children’s entertainment, cake and a light dinner, rounding off with a baseball tournament pitting decade against decade. The program takes its cue from the opening ceremony back in 1964, and the 25th anniversary party in 1989. Members of the Beinn Gorm Highlanders will announce the start of official presentations at 2 pm, with former students Bev Kennedy (piano) and Brooke Girdwood (vocals) leading O’Canada. After the speakers there will be a mass lift-off of balloons representing all Duntroon students (a newspaper article was discovered that

noted they also had balloons for the 25th anniversary!), followed by cake cutting, and shortly after, a light dinner. The SCI Band, former student JC Sifton and his band, and others will be playing, and children’s activities will include balloons from Roxann, face painting and tattoos, a drawing table, Elephant Thoughts, and an interactive drumming workshop led by Groupsoume. All previous and current Duntroon students are welcome, and registration is encouraged by either contacting the school at 705-445-0258 or going online to http://duntrooncentral. edublogs.org/commemorating-duntroonmay-26-info.

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, May 18, 2012

Market will focus on vendors

(Continued from page 1) First off is the sheer number of vendors. While last year saw about 25 booths on average, Hallett has signed up 32, the maximum capacity, and has had to turn down an extra seven. Among the new full-time vendors are three new vegetable producers, one certified organic and the other two operating in an organic manner; a meat and cheese operation; a jam-maker; a tea company; and a savoury baker. Showing up on a part-time basis for the first time this year will be a gardener, a pie-maker, a furniture-maker, an “upcycled” clothing booth and a maker of cold-pressed oils. In an effort to make the vendors more visible, they will all be wearing green aprons branded with the Creemore

Farmers’ Market logo. The marquee event this year will also work towards developing relationships between vendors and market-goers. Taking place on July 21, the event will be entitled “Sample the Market.” You might want to skip breakfast that day, as each booth will be offering samples of their wares. “The plan is to encourage people to talk to the stall-holders,” said Hallett. “The more people know each other, the more people see the market as a community place.” In general, the event schedule will be lighter this year, with more emphasis on the vendors and their goods. Curiosity House will still be partnering with the market, hosting book signings there, and the area around the fountain will still be

designated for community organizations (there are seven signed up for this Saturday, including the Creemore BIA, which will have a booth there all summer, acting as a tourist information stop for those wishing to explore the village). As is tradition, market-goers will still have the opportunity to take home a free plant on opening day, but this year, that honour will go to the first three customers at each booth. For more information about the market, or to find out what fresh goods are available from its vendors on a weekto-week basis, people can now go to the new Farmers’ Market website, developed by Shane Durnford and found at www. creemorefarmersmarket.ca. “All in all, it’s going to be a busy year, and hopefully we’ll see everyone out at the market,” said Hallett, who of course will also be offering her trademark delectable baked goods at her Roseberry Farm booth. Drop in and say hi, she’d love to have a chat with you.

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MULMUR Invites applications for the position of TREASURY CLERK – TREASURY DEPARTMENT

Reporting to the Treasurer, the successful candidate will be responsible for payroll administration, animal licensing and water billing, and secondary back-up for accounts payable. Responsibilities • Processing direct deposit hourly and salaried bi-weekly payroll for Administration, Public Works, and Recreation, monthly salaried Council and Fire, and quarterly Council, Volunteer Firefighters, and Committees. • Preparation of bi-weekly and monthly obligatory government remittances. • Bi-weekly and monthly reporting for RRSP’s and OMERS. • Tracking of vacation, banked time and sick days. • Annual production of T-4’s. • Annual animal licensing billing. • Assist in accounts payable and receivables (arena, water operating/capital and fire). • Assist in bank reconciliations. • Assist in accounting software updates (Keystone). • Bi weekly processing of tax payments and assisting in tax billing. • E-bank line downloads and cross referencing to bank deposits. • Assist in fixed assets (PSAB) recording. • Assists general public at front counter for general inquiries, collection of tax payments and issuance of receipts, fire permit issuance, etc. • Assists with incoming phone call inquiries and re-direction to appropriate staff when required.

Braves News

by Fred Mills Creemore entertained Barrie last Saturday with a twilight game at Gowan Park. Matt Baldry started on the hill but didn’t last long. Brad Grieveson came on in relief for the win, shutting Barrie down with only one run on three hits. Creemore’s bats finally woke from their winter hibernation, notching six hits with Grieveson having a pair. Curt Barnett, Rob Perkins, Robert Kinghan all had singles. Bryan Post hit a two-run homer and his first dinger of the season. Creemore won 6-4. The Braves then welcomed Angus to the village on Tuesday evening. Matt Baldry returned to the mound for the start and picked up the win, allowing five hits while whiffing seven batters. The Braves managed five hits and they went to Bryan Post, Jeremy Mills, Glenn Patterson, Ryan Bartley and Brad Grieveson. Creemore came back, scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win 3-1. The Braves Junior team hosted the New Lowell Knights Junior team for their home opener on Sunday. Jesse Metheral took the ball and pitched 2.1 innings allowing five runs on one hit and two strikeouts. Creemore found their bats with Kurt Roy leading the way pounding out two homeruns and Jesse  Gubicza adding another round tripper. The Braves entertained the large crowd with a 12-8 victory.

• Other duties as assigned. Qualifications • Post-secondary graduation diploma (Grade 12). • Strong municipal experience in payroll (Easy Pay preferred) and municipal accounting software (Keystone preferred). • Proficiency in MS Office especially Excel & Word. • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines, and exercise discretion in confidential/sensitive information. • Attention to detail, accuracy, analytical, problem solving, organizational and time management skills. Salary Range: $22.03 - $24.80 per hour (2011 rate) plus a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes, in confidence, to Harry Bunker, Treasurer, no later than May 31, 2012 at 4:30p.m. If submitting applications via e-mail, please quote the job title in the subject line. Township of Mulmur 758070 2nd Line E., Terra Nova R.R. # 2, Lisle, ON L0M 1M0 Fax: 705-466-2922 E-Mail; hbunker@mulmurtownship.ca We thank all those applicants who apply and advise that acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview. Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection. If successful as a candidate, a criminal record check will be required.

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VALUABLE LESSONS

Mrs. Whitley’s kindergarten class at NCPS is spending the next few weeks taking field trips to different Creemore businesses. This week, they visited Pizza Perfect and received a few cooking lessons from owner Henry Affolter.

AGRICULTURAL HUMOUR

Dan Needles spoke to a meeting of the Simcoe Centre-West Women’s Institute at the Creemore Legion on Wednesday.

• Service Directory • Accountant Ramona A. Greer CGA Certified General Accountant 7351 Hwy 26, Stayner and Creemore by appointment

(705) 428-2171 Member of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario

Contractor

Alternative Energy Animal Care

GRAVITYSusan’s SUN POWER Grooming

solar generation Salonand income forProfessional energy savingsGrooming for all breeds professionally designed and 31 Caroline St. E East entrance installed OPEN Mon-Fri Call for appointments

Jeff(705) Williams • 466-5741 466-3746

Computer Repairs

Valley Auto & Tech Repairs to all makes of cars and light trucks!

www.mollymaid.ca

Safety’s & Fuel Injection

218 Main Street, Stayner Bus. (705) 428-3393 ~ Res. (705) 466-2343

Garry Stamp, Owner/Operator

Custom Ironwork

Cleaning

Cleaning

Auto Mechanic

Cleaning Service

Free Estimates

1-866-629-5396 705-422-0114 georgianbay@mollymaid.ca

Contact Kelly Martin Bus (705) 466-5124 Cell (416) 708-8489

Gardening

Gardening 

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General Contracting Renovations & Repairs

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Drywall • Painting Carpentry • Tile Work Masonry • Roofing

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Over 30 years experience

Residential & Commercial

Experienced gardeners offering custom service

705 445-8713

519.938.6197

We weed, prune, edge, plant, water, cultivate, topdress, etc.

Make one call - we do it all Neil I McAvoy 705.466.3804

Lawn Care

Nature’s Way Lawn Care

Lawyer General Practise of Law Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Serving the area for over 20 years www.natureswaylawncare.ca

705 466-6667 Plumber

T. NASH

PLUMBING Servicing Creemore and surrounding area

John L. Ferris

www.ferrislaw.ca

Megan L. Celhoffer

190 Mill Street T 705-466-3888

Plumber

PLUMBER

Licensed and insured

Tel: (705) 466-3519

Welding

Window Cleaning Grant’s Window Cleaning no job too small, we shine them all.

705-466-2149

Susan’s Grooming Salon

Exterior Painting

FREE QUOTES NEIGHBOURLY SERVICE HANDYMAN BARN ROOFING WORK BARNS • FENCES • HOUSES • EQUIPMENT SANDBLASTING & PRESSURE WASHING

(705) 791-5478 Rentals

Paul Briggs Master Painter

(705) 466-5572

Over 25 Years Experience

Professional Grooming for all breeds 31 Caroline St. E East entrance OPEN Mon-Fri Call for appointments

(705) 466-3746 Towing

Services

TOWING

Towing at its best! For all your towing and recovery needs!

Qualified service for all your plumbing needs

Call for your free estimate

Plumber

Easy on the Eyes

Pet Care

Painter & Renovator

Jason Gardner

(705) 466-5807

Machine Shop Facility • Custom Steel Fabrication & repairs • Decorative Iron Railing, Fences & Gates 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m.-Monday to Friday Book ahead for Saturday Service Don Brearey or Gloria Howie

Painter

3 Seasons Garden Care

7685 Cty Rd 91 • 428-0131

Kells Service Centre

phone 466-3334 • fax 466-5166

80 High Street, Collingwood (705) 445-3421 • Fax (705) 445-7404

A great way to reach your customers each week.

Windows, eavestrough & siding cleaning Construction cleanup Reliable and courteous service for over 30 years Call for a free estimate

705 888 7322

The Creemore Echo service directory allows you to advertise for the cost of $15 per week.

Call 466-9906 to find out more.


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Echo Classifieds

Submit your classified ad Deadline 5 pm Tuesday Email info@creemore.com

celebrations

wanted

thank you

thank you

Come & Go Tea to celebrate Maureen McLeod’s 70th Birthday on Saturday, May 26 from 1 to 5 pm at the GNE Ag Building, Fairgrounds Road just south of Hwy 26. No presents, your presence is present enough!

Wanted: Weeding, watering, planting, some pruning. One day a week, or equivalent, depending on the amt. of rain. Tools supplied. Prefer Saturday or Monday but are flexible. Hourly or monthly rate. Start immediately. Call 1-416-486-6434 or 705-434-9924.

On Sunday May 6th your attendance at our combined birthday party made a very special day for us.  We want to thank everyone for your hugs, congratulations, card, and gifts.  The memories will last forever. Thanks  to our families who arranged the party and Wilma, Roger and the girls from St. Paul’s Anglican Church who put on a delicious dinner. Donna Lowe & Glen Millsap

Thanks to the ladies of the Friendship Club for the surprise birthday party they gave me. Also thanks for the cards I have received to celebrate my 75th birthday. Eva Scriver

garage / yard sales Join us on Mill Street in Creemore this Saturday, May 19 for our BIA Sidewalk Sale. Multi-family Yard Sale on Saturday, May 19 at 62 George Street, Creemore from 9 am to 2 pm. Kids’ games & puzzles, yarns, fabrics, baskets, craft supplies, paper tole supplies, generator, tires, bikes, exercise equipment, books galore, small kitchen appliances & gadgets, fish tanks & pet supplies, much more! Saturday, May 19 at 34 Jardine Crescent. Movies, books, toys, brandname clothes, kitchen things and lots of good stuff. Lawn Sale on Saturday, May 19 at 7632 Cty Rd 9, Creemore from 8 am to 4 pm. Household items including a wooden quilting frame, baby strollers, lamps, Christmas decorations and more. Yard Sale on Saturday, May 19 at 33 Elizabeth Street E. from 9 am to noon. Household treasures. Yard Sale on Saturday, May 19 at 72 Caroline Street W. from 9 am to 3 pm. Wide variety of household items. Yard Sale on Saturday, May 26 at 7150 3/4 Sideroad, Avening from 9 am to noon. Corner of Airport Rd & 3/4 SR.

for sale CADILLAC DTS Luxury Sedan, 2007 38,000 km. Front wheel drive, loaded. Like new. Cost $62,000. Sacrifice $18,500 OBO. To view, test drive, contact Lindsay Bell at 705-4662012 3368 or lbell@georgian.net. IKEA sofa bed. White with black 4 Like new,1barely used. 3 Paid $149 9 frame. plus tax. Asking 2 8$80. Call6705-466-2972. 3

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8 for rent 1 5 3 Rooms for rent.7Furnished. $150 2 5 per week includes shared living room, 7 6 internet, satellite 2 heat, hydro, wireless TV, 6 parking. Linens supplied. No 3 smoking. Call 705-444-4852. 1 6 5 9 3 bedroom apartment for rent. 5 Call 705-241-3344. 7 2 4 $700.

free Free firewood. Pick it up. Call 705-466-5550.

real estate Call today to find out how much your home could sell for! 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”

tutoring TUTORING AVAILABLE at RAY’s Place Resource Centre. Adult volunteers available for any subject area. By appointment. Call 705-4663663 for more information.

cleaning For a sparkling clean house call Sue 519-923-6376. I guarantee it.

dining Friday Night Dinners at Affairs featuring Beer-roasted Quarter Chickens with your choice of sides and English-style Fish & Chips. Open until 7 pm. Dine in or take-out. 705-466-5621.

notice The Annual Honeywood Cemetery Service will be held Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 2 pm at Victoria United Church in Honeywood. Refreshments will be served following the service.

NOTTAWASAGA DAYLILIES We are open by appointment and Saturdays at the Creemore Farmers’ Market for May to June. Julie and Tom Wilson • 705 466-2916 3757 Conc. 3, Nottawasaga • wilsondaylilies.com

Spike & Rusty: ORATORS

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Specializing in container-grown Trees & Shrubs native to Ontario Open by appointment

(705) 466-6290 natives@enviroscape.on.ca www.notsohollowfarm.ca

I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who sent cards, made inquires, and provided goodies during my recent accident. A big thank you to my wife Joyce and the kids and grandkids for their support and encouragement.  I would not be coming along as well as I am without them. I am back driving, so maybe I will see you when I am out in the gator! Glen Millsap The AIDS Committee of Simcoe County is grateful to those who supported, sponsored and attended  our Creemore Cares 2012 Event held this year at Station on the Green on Thursday, May 10. Special thanks to The Bank Cafe, to their staff and volunteers who went out of their way to ensure a culinary delight was had by all. Our Sponsors and Supporters of our Silent Auction include MK Lynde Studios, Dave & Brenda Dorward, Samuel & Elaine Cohen, Rynics Day Spa, Scandinav Spa, Elite Party Rentals, The Italian Bakery of Barrie, the Creemore Echo, The Bank Cafe, Georgian Hills Winery, Cardboard Castles, Dennis Campbell,Artist, Creemore House Inn, Inzaneplanet, Creemore Springs, Cut and Dried Flower Farm, The Library Resturant of Midland, Awakening Dreams by Amanda Schoppell, Wood Turning Art – Taylor Ledden, The Bay – Richmond Hill – Rita Cardona,The Verandahs B&B By The Lake, Rogers TV – Collingwood/ Barrie Studios, Talk Is Free Theater, Lee Dixon, Stellula Music in Schools, The ACSC Board, staff and volunteers. Creemore Minor Hockey would like to thank the people that supported their major fundraiser, The Elimination Cash Draw and Dance. Our fundraisers help in keeping the cost of playing hockey in reach for all players in the Creemore and surrounding area. Thanks again  to  everyone who contributed to this event.

in memoriam Donald Breedon Jan 25 1933 – May 21, 2011 We took a chance on love back When nobody could have said Just what the fates might bring us In years that lay ahead. We took a chance because we Thought that we could find a way To help and share and see each other Through from day to day. We thought that just as long as We could always be together, A bit of sun would smile on us In fair or stormy weather. We thought our love was strong Enough to make our future bright, So we took a chance on it, and then we found out we were right. Greatly missed & lovingly remembered always by wife Anne, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren

Call (705) 466-9906 or Fax 466-9908

death notices Traves, Douglas August 12, 1959 – May 1, 2012 With great sadness we announce that on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Douglas James Traves died peacefully in the city of Calgary. He was the son of Warren and Ruth Traves. Brother to Nancy and Eric Traves. Father to Jamie, Rebecca,and David. Grandfather to Emily, Cooper and Rajon. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends and all of the people he was helping at the Alpha House in Calgary. All are welcome to join Douglas’s family in a celebration of his life on Saturday, May 19 from 1 to 4 pm at Biff’s Farm House in Singhampton. Friends may visit Doug’s on-line Book of Memories at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com A nderson , B u d ( H a r o l d ) 1935 - 2012 Passed away peacefully at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Funeral arrangements entrusted to W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria St., E. Alliston, ON www. thomasfuneralhome.ca.

Happy 25th Anniversary

Anne & Warren May 16, 1987 Love From Your Family Hilary, MacKenzie, Harrison, Glenn, Tammy, Lindsay, Zachary, Logan, Mom and Dad

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