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The Creemore

Echo

Friday, August 20, 2010

Vol. 10 No. 34

News and views in and around Creemore

Inside the Echo

Remembering a Great Party

Photographs of 1960 Avening centennial show big crowds and a grand parade. PAGE 4

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A RELUCTANT PLEA FOR HELP FROM A PROUD FAMILY

by Brad Holden “You never know what life is going to throw at you” is an adage that Mark and Judy Warden know well. Six years ago, their daughter Laney was born with Cerebral Palsy. She’s a wonderful girl, with a smile that could melt a hundred hearts, and the Wardens have been as dedicated and tireless as parents have to be in unexpected situations such as these. But she’s also placed a financial hardship on the family, one that Mark and Judy are happy to be saddled with but that causes a lot of stress nonetheless. On Sunday, September 12, the Wardens, who live in Maxwell but who both grew up in Creemore, will host a fundraising event at the Osprey Community Centre in Feversham. From 2 to 5 pm, folks are welcome to come and enjoy live Country and Western music for whatever they choose to donate, and at 5 pm there will be a ticketed Roast Beef Dinner. “It bugs you asking for help,” said Mark, who is a proud man and has obviously resisted this eventuality as long as possible. “But if Laney gets what she needs as a result of this, I’ll feel better.” (See “Feversham” on page 3) Mark Warden (left) likes nothing better than to see a smile like this on the face of his daughter Laney, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Mark and his wife Judy will hold a fundraising benefit to help with Laney’s care on Sunday, September 12.

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Creemore Braves Todd Gowan (right) and Bryan Post were awarded for having the most home runs at last week’s NDBL Awards Night. Accepting on behalf of Post, who couldn’t attend, was Ryan Wagner (left). Presenting the award was NDBL past president Allan Brownridge. For more baseball, see page 8. Serving Mulmur & The Creemore Hills for 34 years

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Community Calendar This Weekend

Friday, August 20 to Saturday, August 21

• Last chance to see Theatre Collingwood’s Leisa Way starring in Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline with the Wayward Wind, at the Gayety Theatre.  This fresh new concert tribute is filled with anecdotes and insights detailing the highs and lows of one of the greatest female performers of all time, featuring 29 signature hit tunes. Theatre Collingwood Box Office:  445-2200, www.theatrecollingwood.com.

Tuesday, August 24

• Mystic Drumz will be appearing at the Creemore Branch at 1 pm. This dynamic interactive percussion experience is presented by World Music Safari Adventures and is inspired by sounds from around the globe. This free show is sponsored by the Clearview Public Library. Seating is limited, call 466-3011 to reserve your free seat. • Brentwood Horticultural’s Annual Flower Show. Entries must be in by August 23 from 6 to 8 pm. Show is August 24 at 7 pm. For details on hints and rules for the flower presentations please call Joyce McGillivary at 424-1425 or Bert Schaly 424-1601.

Thursday, August 26 to Sunday, August 29

• Dusk Dances at the Flesherton Arena. Pay what you can. BYO chairs and blankets Band starts at 7 pm and dancing starts at 7:30 pm. Follow our host extraordinaire as he leads you to four dance pieces as the sun sets over Grey Highlands. www.duskdances.ca or (519) 924-0322 for details Everyone is welcome.

Friday, August 27

• Creemore Curling Club Fundraiser at 6 pm for dinner, music, bonfire and fun in the woods. Purchase your ticket(s) for the event before August 21 by contacting Karen Crevier at 428-2616 or Marie Stephenson at 466-2216 or madriviere@ yahoo.com. $20 per person which includes a chance to win breakfast for 8 at the Sugar Shack.

Saturday, August 28

• Copper Kettle Festival. Be part of the celebration of all things Creemore. Activities include the Creemore Classics Car Show, a parade with the Beinn Gorm Highlanders at noon down Mill Street, food, games and music at Mad River Park. Performers include Tuxedo, The Spades, The Fabulous Ginn Sisters, Free Whiskey and the Webster Brothers. • Chicken BBQ at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin, from 4:30 to 7 pm. Adults $12, youth $6 and 5 and under free. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, September 1

• An Anonymous Envelope Shower for Carolyn Davies at the Dunedin Community Hall on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. For further particulars call Betty at 466-2426.

Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 22

• Open Garden at Nottawasaga Daylilies from 10 am to 5 pm each day.Come and see the late blooming plants. See ad on page 10.

Saturday, August 21

• Meditation: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Times. Free public talk with Canadian Buddhist Monk. At Station on the Green from 10 to 11:30 am. kalpabhadra.ca

Upcoming Events Thursday, September 9

• Wake Up Inspired! Register for Living On Purpose: an 8 week course on creating a life that reflects who you really are.  Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 pm beginning tonight.  $285.  Early bird registration $250 by August 25.  Led by Shelley Hannah, Spirit-based Life Coach.  For more info or to register, please call (705) 466-2387 or email pumpkinrescue@yahoo.ca.

Saturday, September 11

• Creedan Valley Walk and Wheel-a-thon will be held at 10:30 am. Please pick up your pledge sheets from activation and join us for the Walk & Wheel-athon. All funds raised are for the residents’ bus. • Stayner Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual Beef BBQ from 5 to 7 pm at Station Park. • Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Smoked Pork Chop Barbecue from 5 to 7 pm. Adults & teens (13+) $15 and $7.50 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased from the Church Office (705) 444-6823, or from Rae (705) 445-2494 or Garry (705) 444-2895. Just south of Nottawa, 3521 County Road 124.

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

Saturday, August 21 & Sunday, August 22

• Russel Studio hosts Silver Creek Arts Show & Sale at Cty Rd 17, Mulmur. Sculpture, oil and watercolour paintings, furniture and photography. From 11 am to 5 pm both days. Call (519) 925-2434 for more info.

Sunday, August 22

• Church Services are listed on page 5. • 1st Annual Creemore Arcade and Pinball Machine Swap Meet. Station on the Green from noon to 5 pm. Free admission. Buy, sell or trade for all your games room needs. Call 466-6668 for more info.

pm costing $30 or $50 per couple, $15 per child. Tickets can be purchased from Judy or Mark Warden (519) 922-1601.

Saturday, September 18

• St. Luke’s Anglican Church Annual Beef Supper from 5 to 7 pm. Free will offering, come out and enjoy an excellent supper of  locally raised beef with all the trimmings. 22 Caroline St. W. • Harvest Festival at the New Farm, with Ressor – a play performed by Kitchenband Productions, a delicious BBQ dinner and a concert with the Sunparlour Players. Gates open at 5 pm with appetizers served until the play starts at 6 pm followed by dinner and amazing live music at 9 pm. Cash bar. Proceeds benefit The Stop. For info contact (705) 4669906. Tickets available this weekend at aveninghall. switchwebistes.com, the New Farm Booth at the Creemore Farmers’ Market, Creemore Echo and Curiosity House Books.

Sunday, September 19

• History of Fashion in Portrait Paintings from Henry VIII to Victoria with Caroline Routh. Two Illustrated talks about fashion from the 16th to 19th centuries. Styles in clothing and fashion are related to tried and true labels: Tudor, Elizabethan, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Victorian. Following each illustrated talk you will be able to create a period costume for your own 3-D paper-doll. For more information contact Mad and Noisy Gallery at 466-5555 www.madandnoisy.com

• Curiosity House Books & Gallery presents author and venture capitalist, Andrew Heintzman at an Author Lunch at Chez Michel at noon. His new book, The New Entrepreneurs, introduces us to the innovative business leaders who are at the forefront of the green economy in forestry, water and energy, transportation and agriculture.  One chapter of note profiles local resident and entrepreneur, Brent Preston and his wife Gillian Flies, whose highly successful agricultural enterprise, The New Farm, is located   in Maple Valley. Tickets are $35, including all taxes and gratuities.  Reservations are necessary as space is limited. Contact Curiosity House Books at (705) 466-3400.

• Benefit Dinner & Live Entertainment for Laney Warden. Live Country&Western music from 2 to 5 pm. Donation only. Roast Beef Dinner starts at 5

• Set this day aside for the Big Book Bash, The Station on the Green’s famous used book sale. See page 11 for details on donations and drop-offs.

Saturday September 11 & Sunday September 12

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Friday, September 3

• Stayner Eastern Star Annual Beef BBQ from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Masonic Hall, 213 Louisa Street, Stayner. $12.50 per person.

Saturday, September 4

• Pot Luck Supper at the Dunedin Hall. Bring your favourite dish. Evening music with Muir family band from Erin. Everyone welcome. Further information to follow.

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Feversham benefit to help with Warden family expenses (Continued from page 1) The list of things that Laney does need is mind-boggling, especially when you consider that she has two older siblings who also require their parents’ full attention. And to make matters more trying, the Wardens’ oldest child, 10-year-old Devyn, has been diagnosed as autistic, with his own set of medical concerns. Between Devyn and Laney, the list of doctor’s appointments, occupational therapist sessions and specialist visits the Wardens have to regularly attend numbers well into the 20s, and each of those requires one of them to be away from work. Work hasn’t always been steady either, through no fault of their own. At the time Laney was born, Mark had been working at the Goodyear plant in Collingwood for 13 years. But in short order, the plant went on strike for three months. Soon after that, it closed down for good. Mark

quickly found employment at an auto parts factory in Shelburne, but had to endure a two-year period at an entry-level wage. As soon as that ended, the 2008 recession arrived, leading to 26 unpaid non-production days in 2009. During that time he found a part-time job, working at the Osprey landfill on Saturdays, and he continues to work six days a week now. Judy has also recently taken a full-time job, cutting hair at Supercuts in Wasaga Beach. A few years ago, she attempted to open her own salon business in Creemore, but soon found it too demanding of her time. The management at Supercuts has been very understanding about time off, she said, though the lost wages that come with doctor’s appointments still hurt. As Laney has grown older, expenses have also grown. A special chair so she can sit at the table safely, a special commode, a special swing so that she can continue enjoying one of her favourite pastimes even though she’s grown out of

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the safe restraints of an infant swing... all of these things are expensive, sometimes reaching well into the thousands. The Wardens recently bought a hot tub, at their doctor’s suggestion. Laney receives Botox injections every six months to relieve painful muscle tightening, but their effects only last a couple of months. With daily therapeutic soaks in the hot tub, the effects of the Botox can be prolonged for the full six months. But there is no funding available for such therapy, and the financing the Wardens arranged to purchase the tub has meant an extra financial burden. Even more worrisome is the fact that the first-floor bedroom at the back of their house is not structurally sound enough to hold the weight of Laney’s wheelchair and other equipment. Until the family can find enough money to make the necessary improvements, Laney has to be carried up and down the stairs to and from her bedroom.

Despite all these hardships, the past year with Laney has been the best one yet, said Mark. “We’re starting to get a handle on who she is, and what exactly is going on with her, and it’s been wonderful,” he said. So the family has decided to put their pride aside and ask for assistance from their community. They’re planning a fun, family event, and requested that this article stress the fact that if people can’t afford the cost of the Roast Beef Dinner, they are still welcome to come to the afternoon party, no matter what size of donation they can make. As for dinner, tickets are $30 each and $50 for couples. Kids’ tickets are $15. There will also be a silent auction throughout the day, and the Wardens are looking for donations that can be sold as part of that. For tickets, information, or to make a donation to the silent auction, call Judy or Mark at (519) 922-1601.

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Opinion EDITORIAL

Rooting for the Home Team

Feedback and old photos welcome info@creemore.com call (705) 466-9906 fax (705) 466-9908

THe way we were

The below letter threw us for a bit of a loop, as we’ve always been kind of proud of our coverage of the Creemore Braves. Sure, it’s perhaps not as thorough as the Toronto Star or the Toronto Sun sports sections, but in our own homespun way we like to keep people up to date on our hometown team. (This Saturday, by the way, the Braves will play Game 2 of their semi-final series at 1 pm at Gowan Park. A big crowd would certainly help the team rebound from a tough loss in the opener.) It seems, however, that there are a few people who live in the areas surrounding Creemore who are upset that we don’t give as much space to other teams in the North Dufferin Baseball League. While we’re always trying to improve, we must point out that part of the reason we’re able to keep up with the Braves is that the team’s veteran catcher, Dan Gowan, brings us game reports on a weekly basis. If any New Lowell or Lisle players wish to do the same, we’d welcome it. On the other hand, while we’re happy to have readers from far and wide, this remains the “Creemore” Echo. So forgive us if we continue to say, “Go Braves!”

Letter

Baseball coverage lacking?

Dear Editor: It was disheartening to read the local sports last week and see the bias and continuous coverage of Creemore-only stories. I was pleased to see the front-page story of the Dufferin-Simcoe Rockers, though could not help to notice the mention of Creemore players. The Dufferin-Simcoe Rockers are made up of more than those players and it was a team effort. Creemore is not the centre of the NDBL as demonstrated by your stories week after week. The Echo is distributed around the Creemore area, including New Lowell, Lisle, Stayner, Collingwood, Mansfield and Mulmur Township. Yet your sports and news stories centre on the village of Creemore. So in regards to your August 6 story “Braves take Game 1 of opening playoff series against Lisle” and your editorial “The Boys of Summer”, why such a focus on Creemore? With the New Lowell tournament why not include scores of all teams in the area such as New Lowell, Lisle and Mansfield along with Creemore? Who actually won the tournament? That might have been important. With playoffs, did you know there are another three series going on in the League other than Lisle and Creemore? Maybe your readers would like to know how New Lowell and Ivy are doing in the other West division series or the defending champs Bolton Brewers in their series? While Creemore is your home team, and while you should support them, you must also think of others within the area and be a reliable source as a media outlet. If not, change your slogan to “News and views in Creemore.” The days of good and largely unbiased reporting ended with the demise of the Creemore Star. David Anderson, Lisle

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These pictures of the centennial celebrations in Avening in 1960 were brought in by Rene Whitley, in response to the piece by Myrtle Carruthers in last week’s Echo. It certainly looks like it was a big party, with Airport Road shut down for the day and many specatators turning out for the parade.

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Creemore Big Heart Seniors Seniors

There were 49 of us be with us this Thursday out today, and Bob Veale evening at Bingo, but maybe welcomed newcomers next week? Speaking of the Isabelle Stintson and Lily Legion Bingo, the attendance Hutchison. Roy Veinot numbers have increased to was not present today, so where the jackpot has been Dave Smith took over as worth $500 this last couple Sylvia our resident “ding-a-ling.” of weeks. Now, if we could GALE This means that he keeps an just get enough people out to eye as to when everyone has increase it to $1,000! finished playing, and then he rings the Our sympathy goes out to Georgina bell to signal that it is time to move. Greer and her family – Lori, John and After a cute joke by Ruby Klinck, the Kim and their families on the loss of 50/50 draws went to Lily Hutchison, husband, father and grandfather, John Warren Gale, Phyllis Seed (again on a Greer. John was a friendly, well-liked ticket that she had traded for with Dave chap who was active in many community Smith!), Beverly Nelson, Audrey Tidd, functions in Mansfield, and he often Ray Leighton and Marj Thomson. was the “Caller” at the Bingo in the hall Moon shots were played by Vi there. Matthews, George Blakney, Pat This has been a hot, humid August Winger, Dave Smith, Jim Ferguson around here, but the poor folks across and Warren Gale. Dave won the the prairies and Alberta haven’t had Sidewinder’s money, and Warren scooped any summer yet. My kids keep offering the travelling prize. to trade some of their 12 to 15 degree High scorers were Vi Matthews 296, temperatures for a share of our 25 to 27 Sylvia Gale 294, Joan Monaghan 292 degree heat. If I could, I would gladly and Marge Douglas 288. Low was Lily take the cold temperatures any day. Hutchison with 106. The hidden score It was in August of 1896 when gold of 132 was not won, so it will be worth was discovered by the Klondike River, $24 next week. which started the Klondike Gold Rush. My thanks to Marie Blohm for It was also in August – only in 1962 bringing us the article on Terry with – (for those of you who remember the the British “Desert Rats” that was in the Beatles) that Ringo Starr replaced Globe and Mail recently. Also a “Keep Pete Best on the drums. This move sure on improving – and Get Well Soon” changed Ringo’s life! And it was on goes out to Donnie Scace of Mansfield August 4, 1944 that Anne Frank and her after his recent heart attack and by-pass family were discovered in the attic in surgery. Don says that he won’t likely Holland where they had been in hiding

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before) I did not even think of touching that man’s beard, never mind grabbing it and giving it a yank – but somehow it was my hand that was jerking on that beard. That poor man’s head kept bobbing lower and lower, but I couldn’t seem to connect the fact that I had hold of his beard, and the fact that I was yanking on it was somehow the reason that his chin was about my knee height. When it dawned on me what I had done, I looked up and the whole group of guys were staring at me with a kind of fascinated horror – but none of them said a word. Then I realized that if I let go of this man’s beard, he was likely going to kill me – or at least seriously maim me. And I wouldn’t have blamed him a bit.  But it still took a few moments before I convinced my hand to let go. The poor guy straightened up and, as I was ready to run for my life, he gave me the most scathing look. I think my “I’m sorrys” fell on deaf ears, as he turned and disappeared into the crowd. I know now that he had dyed his beard, and it had started to grow out, leaving the edge of white beard showing. But that was such a novel thing at that time that I don’t think it even crossed my mind. Anyway, the street dance was a success, but I didn’t stick around to see what all happened as I beat an early retreat and went home. That just had to be August madness! Happy upcoming birthday to neice Shaylyn Jordan who turns another year older on August 24. Better save us a piece of cake, kiddo!

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for some time. They were arrested by the Gestapo and shipped to a German Concentration Camp. We know of their trials and tribulations during that time because of a diary that was written by then-14-year-old Anne that came to light after they were arrested. So August has seen a lot of ups and downs over the years. According to the Creemore Star item of August 1959 that Irene Madill kept, and that Jim Madill loaned me, on the 14th of August that year there was a street dance held to celebrate the new pavement on Louisa Street and County Road # 9. I can remember that dance very well! I was 20 years old, and on a spur-of-the-minute kind of idea, I decided to go up town to see what was going on. The traffic was blocked off and Louisa Street was turned over to the musicians and the dancers. I think the street lights were the older type of “regular” light bulb that is not as bright as the ones in use today, but one could see perfectly well. There was quite a good crowd out, and everyone was enjoying themselves. At one point, the chap I was dancing with stopped to speak to three or four guys who were standing on the sidelines. He obviously knew them fairly well, and I soon realized that they were up here from the southern States to work on the tobacco harvest because of their Southern drawl. The chap right in front of me had a longish beard – it looked red in that light – but there was a distinct line of white at the skin line. And, honest to God (I think I have mentioned this

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Join us at St. Luke’s Anglican Church 22 Caroline St. W. 466-2206 For a joyful service of worship join us at 11 am. All are welcome.

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

Creemore Baptist Church Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. 12 Wellington Street West For info call (705) 466-6232 All are welcome

St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church 1 Caroline Street West Worship & Sunday School at 10 am. “Where Jesus is Lord, all are welcome.” Rev. Elizabeth Inglis • 466-5838

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Friday, August 20, 2010

CHIP program returns On Saturday, August 28, Creemore Springs will host the Copper Kettle Festival, a day of fun and frivolity in Creemore. In keeping with last year’s activities, Nitetis Lodge of Creemore is sponsoring the CHIP (Children’s Identification Program). How often do we read or hear of missing children? This is an opportunity to prevent the possibility of it occurring. The CHIP process is for children of all ages and takes only a few minutes to complete. A photo is taken of the child, along with a voice recording, fingerprints, dental impression, a saliva swab, and the child’s height, weight and eye colour. The information is then put on a CD and given to the child’s parent or guardian, for easy access should they need it quickly. Only one copy of the CD is made and the information is removed from the computer immediately. This service is undertaken by the Masonic Lodge of Creemore, and is entirely without cost to the participants. On Saturday, August 28, the CHIP program will be set up at the Sovereign Restaurant from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, email equine555@yahoo.com or call Bill Thomas at 466-3705.

HELPING MAKE MIRACLES HAPPEN The kids of darci que’s Art Camp – from left to right, Caleb, Charlie, Joslyn, Troy, Cole, Kalob, Courtney and Jackson – were excited to spend August 12 at Dairy Queen in Stayner to help out on Miracle Treat Day. Proceeds from Blizzards sold that day go to Sick Kids’ Hospital, and with darci’s help the kids provided face painting to other children visiting the store. Here, they’re seen with store owner Sherry Schaap. The fact that the kids were paid in ice cream, of course, made their smiles even bigger.

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Serendipitous Creemore ESOTERICA

I find that many successful people are programmed to take personal credit for everything they’ve been able to achieve; by nature, they seem unwilling to accept the fact that external Al factors beyond their control CLARKE – happenstance if you will – might have played a significant part in their success. When things go wrong, everyone seems open to the idea that they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time; when things go well, however, significantly fewer seem to acknowledge that they might have been in the right place at the right time. So let me use this space to admit that, on more than one occasion, at critical moments in my life, I have indeed been in the right place at the right time. In 1963, as I was struggling with Grade 13 (and truth be told, there were still a few Grade 12 courses in need of some cleanup), my high school guidance teacher put me through an aptitude test and thereafter notified my parents that, “if Allen would just apply himself, he might make a good drill press operator.” So realistically, if a close friend hadn’t received an athletic scholarship to Mankato State, an obscure university in southern Minnesota, and suggested I come along, and had said obscure University not serendipitously been trying to fill their foreign student quota and been willing to take a Canadian without a high school diploma, I would no doubt be pressing drills somewhere (assuming I had finally applied myself!). Then there was the winter of 1975, when I and a buddy of mine who I had met in the high Arctic were

cycling along a dusty back road in northern Cuba. We were on our way to a local bar to practice the only words we knew in Spanish (“cerveza, por favor”) when, lo and behold, there in front of me was a wallet lying serendipitously in the road. Having retrieved it we carried on to the cantina, where I discovered it belonged to a fellow Canadian, William Tilford. Later that afternoon we made our way back to the resort and, walking the beach, I was able to locate William, who introduced me to his wife Helen and two of his daughters, Erin and Jackie. Jackie took a shine to me right away; perhaps it was the flowered shirt. On our first date we went to Havana and danced the night away at the Copacabana. I don’t remember her “having yellow feathers in her hair or a dress cut down to there,” but “we were young and we had each other. Who could ask for anything more?” It was all very Barry Manilowish. Jackie is now my wife of more than 30 years. It is truly amazing the kind of situation a couple of cervezas and a good deed can get a man into.

THE BOYNE MILL - MULMUR

Stunning 325 ac w/ waterfall, river, large spring-fed pond & dramatic grdns. 3 levels of unique living space o/l the Boyne. Miller’s house, tennis court, pool. A once in a lifetime. Hunting & shing paradise. $4,800,000

SECLUDED MULMUR RETREAT Total privacy on 9.3 acres, wide open kitchen, screened in porch, replace, acoustically correct sound room, 4 bdrms. Steps to Dufferin Forest. A birder’s paradise & gardener’s delight. Golf, ski, ride within 10 mins drive. $659,000

MULMUR ACREAGE

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In the summer of 2000, Jackie went up to visit friends on Lake Eugenia and on the way back we decided to take a scenic detour through the hills of Mulmur. Jackie couldn’t get over how beautiful it was. Over the following months she continually joked about having a country home there. At that time we had a boat in Midland, and while we were enjoying Georgian Bay, I was getting tired of the constant outrageous and unreasonable charges the marina kept levying upon me every time I turned around, not to mention the cost of the 500-litre fuel top-ups every weekend. One Saturday morning the Globe and Mail lay serendipitously open on the kitchen table to a page with an ad for a property in Creemore, and we decided to take a ride up to see what’s what. We discovered that a couple of our friends were also looking in the area, and thereafter the search for a Creemore property intensified. A friend referred us to some parcels of land that had fortunately come available because of the failed Kaiser development in Mulmur. Shortly thereafter, negotiations ensued and with the help of a local real estate agent we purchased our property and the country home adventure began in earnest. Later that spring when we walked the farm, the ground seemed alive with turkeys running across the open fields. So we named it Turkey Run and the rest, as they say, is history. As you can imagine I am a real believer in serendipity. However, there’s also a knack to seizing the right opportunities and letting the wrong ones slip away and regardless, it still always comes down to execution. When it comes to Creemore, the wonderful new friends we’ve made and the fascinating experiences we’ve had here, we couldn’t be happier that this serendipitous opportunity didn’t slip away.

SPRINGBROOK FARM - KIMBERLEY 100-acre exec. estate crowned with a traditional, fully renovated, stone farmhouse circa 1878. Included is a triple barn with horse stalls, pool, meadows, forest & stunning views over the escarpment. 2 miles of hiking trails, access to Bruce Trail & 350-acre conservation land. Ski, golf and equestrian facilities within 5 mins. 2 hours to TO, 15 minutes to Georgian Bay. $1,249,000

CREEMORE AREA RETREAT 37 with “the works” rolling ac with sping-fed pond, creek, woods, long s/e views & groomed trails. Super 2 level home with open concept great room, 5 bdrms. Mad River Golf & Manseld Ski Club close by. $799,900

GRACIOUS CREEMORE LIVING

75 Acres with spectacular se views, stream, forest with trails, approved NEC bldg site. $499,000 47 Acres near Lavender. Pond, long ne view, young trees planted, steps to the Bruce Trail. $389,000 30 Acres south Mulmur. Pine Forest, excellent commuter location for GTA & Alliston $289,000 3X25 Acres parcels on Centre Rd. south of Lavender. Rolling pastoral views in an area of ne estate properties. $169K to $219K Serving Mulmur & The Creemore Hills for 34 years

Ginny MacEachern B.A. Broker RCR Realty Brokerage

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Beautiful custom design across from the park. Open concept living/dining w/ hardwood r, gas fp & w/o. Master w/ ens. Main oor den w/ ens. Lower level has 2 bdrms, spacious fam rm w/ gas fp. Steps to historic Mill St. $449,900


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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, August 20, 2010

NDBL honours its individual talents at Awards Night The Annual Awards Night for the North Dufferin Baseball League was held last Saturday at the New Lowell Legion, with regular season awards handed out. Starting the evening was a presentation to Past President Allan Brownridge. During his farewell speech, Brownridge mentioned the death of Paul Carruthers earlier this season and the recent passing of Ivy Leafs’ player Brian Moore in a traffic accident. A moment of silence was observed. In his speech, Brownridge noted, “We’re all out there playing for the love of the game. It’s tragic times like this that we are reminded that baseball truly is just a game.” Following the speech, both junior and senior division awards were presented. On the team front, the Orangeville

Bengals were honoured for their first place finish in the junior regular season with a record of eight wins, 10 losses and one tie (Orangeville also won the postseason in a championship tournament on August 8). The Bolton ‘A’ Brewers were awarded the North Dufferin Baseball League Trophy for their regular season first place finish in the senior East division, with an 18-3-0 record. And the New Lowell Knights picked up the Ross Houston Memorial Trophy for their first place finish in the senior West division with a 16-2-3 record. The big winner for individual awards was Mike Wallace of Bolton ‘A,’ who walked away with four senior awards, including the Creemore Star Trophy for Best Batter with a .521 average, the Bob Doner Memorial Trophy for Best on Base

percentage at .621, the Evan Jamieson Memorial Trophy for Most Runs scored at 30 and the Bruce Jenkins Memorial Trophy as the League’s Most Valuable Player. Other senior division winners included Todd Gowan and Bryan Post, both of the Creemore Braves, who shared the Bill Lennox Memorial Trophy for the having the Most Home Runs with four each. Brandon Norrie of the New Lowell Knights was awarded the Lloyd Patton and Bill Gowan Memorial Trophy for the Best Pitcher. The Best Catcher award went to Todd Patton of New Lowell and Adam Wallace of Bolton ‘A’. They received the Carl Gowan Memorial Trophy. Scott Anderson of Lisle was the recipient of the Past President’s Trophy and was also voted the Most

Sportsmanlike Player in the League. For the junior division, Brett Barwick of Orangeville won two awards including the Reg Westbrooke Memorial Trophy for Best Batter with a .500 average and the Best on Base Percentage award with .656. His brother and teammate, Trent Barwick, picked up the Best Pitcher award, while another Bengal, Kevin Buck, had the Most Runs at 20. The award for Most Home Runs went to Jonathan Conte of the Bolton Braves and Craig Speers of the Midland Twins with two apiece. The junior Most Sportsmanlike Player was presented to Josh Svensson of Bolton (receiving the Vice President’s Trophy) while the Statistician’s Trophy was awarded to Alex MacDonald of Midland as the Most Valuable Player.

Braves lose Game 1 of semi-finals

The Braves travelled down to Bolton to start their best of five semi-final series on Wednesday night. Starter Brad Grieveson took the loss as Creemore blew a 6-0 lead. The Braves had four hits. Tom Gateman led the way with two hits and Garnett Walker and Ryan Bartley each had singles. With the 7-6 win, Bolton leads the series 1-0. New Lowell and Aurora started their series Thursday night in New Lowell, with no results available at press time. Here are the remaining schedules for the two series: Creemore and Bolton play Game 2 in Creemore on Saturday, August 21 at 1 pm, Game 3 in Bolton on Sunday, August 22 at 8:30 pm, Game 4 (if necessary) on Monday, August 23 at 6:15 pm, and Game 5 (if necessary) on Tuesday, August 24 at 8:30 pm. New Lowell and Aurora play Game 2 in Aurora on Friday, August 20 at 7 pm, Game 3 in New Lowell on Saturday, August 21 at 1 pm, Game 4 (if necessary) in New Lowell on Wednesday, August 25 at 6:15 pm, and Game 5 (if necessary) in Aurora on Thursday, August 26 at 7 pm.

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DUFFERIN MUNICIPALITIES ARE SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR A JOINT COMPLIANCE AUDIT COMMITTEE The Towns of Mono, Orangeville and Shelburne and the Townships of Amaranth, East Garafraxa, East Luther Grand Valley, Melancthon and Mulmur are currently seeking interested applicants for appointment to a Joint Compliance Audit Committee for the 2010 Municipal Election. Applicants shall have: x Demonstrated knowledge and in-depth understanding of the campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 x Proven analytical and decision-making skills x Experience working on committees, task forces or similar working groups x Demonstrated knowledge of quasi-judicial proceedings x Availability and willingness to attend meetings in any of the participating municipalities (daytime and/or evenings) x Excellent oral and written communication skills Members of Council, staff or candidates running for office in the 2010 municipal election are not eligible to be appointed to the Committee. Should an appointed member accept employment with any of the participating municipalities or register as a candidate with any of the participating municipalities, their appointment will be terminated. All Committee members must agree in writing that they will not work for or provide advice to any candidate running for municipal office within the participating municipalities. To avoid any potential conflict of interest, applicants with accounting or auditing backgrounds must agree in writing that they will not offer their services to any municipal election candidates. The purpose of the Joint Compliance Audit Committee is to: x Consider compliance audit applications made by electors and decide whether they should be granted or rejected x Appoint an auditor if the application is granted x Receive the auditor’s report x Consider the auditor’s report and decide if legal proceedings should be commenced, and x Advise Council if the auditor’s report indicates that there were no apparent contraventions and if there appears to be no reasonable grounds for the application. The term of the Committee is concurrent with the term of Council (December 1, 2010 to November 30, 2014). Municipal Election Candidates have until March 25, 2011 to file their Financial Statements for the reporting period ending December 31, 2010. Any requests for a Compliance Audit will occur after that date. A by-election could result in the need for the Joint Compliance Audit Committee to sit during the term of Council. An application and Terms of Reference are available from participating municipalities’ websites and Clerk’s Departments. Last date for submission of applications: 4:30 p.m. September 3, 2010. If you require further information, please contact your municipal Clerk. Town of Mono (519) 941-3599 Town of Orangeville (519) 941-0440 Town of Shelburne (519) 925-2600 Township of Amaranth (519) 941-1007 Township of East Garafraxa (519) 928-5298 Township of East Luther Grand Valley (519) 928-5652 Township of Melancthon (519) 925-5525 Township of Mulmur (705) 466-3341


Fun & Games

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CREEMORE

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, August 20, 2010

NOTTAWASAGA DAYLILIES

TR S E A E LE

25% OFF POTTED LOCUST $20 OFF WILLOW TREES 60mm ARMSTRONG RED MAPLES

Open Garden Fri., Sat. & Sun & Holidays Now until Labour Day 10 am to 5 pm

Sale: $170.00 each

Weekdays call ahead

Reg: $220.00 each

* INCORPORATE MUSIC INTO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL STUDIES THROUGH LEARNING PIANO & THEORY * PREPARE FOR RCM EXAMS & FESTIVAL COMPETITIONS OR LEARN JUST FOR FUN * CLASSROOM - DAYTIME OR SELECTED EVENINGS * WORK TOWARDS A HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT * CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Aug 20th to Aug 26th, 2010

Late bloom continues

Directions: From Airport Road south of Avening turn west on the 3/4 SR, then south on the 3rd Conc. We are the rst house on the left: #3757, 3rd Conc., Nottawasaga

Triple J Tree Farm

938413 Airport Road - Just north of County Road 21

705 466 2916 • Julie and Tom Wilson www.wilsondaylilies.com

(705) 466-2977

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Teddy Bears Picnic Children’s Centre

6 Elizabeth Street East, Creemore, Ontario L0M 1G0 teddybearspicnic@telizon.ca • (705) 466-2241 Director: Shannon Hatherley

Teddy Bears Picnic Children’s Centre is currently taking applications for our September programs. We are starting September off with an earlier start as well. We will be open from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm starting September 7. Please contact us to set up an appointment. By phone at 466-2241 or email at teddybearspicnic@telizon.ca

Combination Classes of Combin C B Ballet /Jazz/Tap

Register NOW for Fall

For all levels & ages Hip Hi Hop Classes 10yrs >teens Pre-Dance Classes Ballet/ Jazz 3>4 yrs P

Students, Start the school year off on the right foot!

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Tues. es Aug. 31st an and Thurs. Sept. 9th, > 3:30 to 7:30pm Station on the Green (Creemore) Classes start Wed. Sept. 16th

For further information informa Please contact Susan Matusick DMA /PDTA

424-9832 or 795-3143

GYMNASTICS CLASSES

(705)466-6623 • 197 Mill Street, Creemore

Fall Session (12 weeks) for boys and girls

Mini pedicure & mini-manicure $20* Pedicure, mini-manicure & brow wax $40*

E-mail E me at pasdebourree@hotmail.com pasde to pre-registration on line

*Valid Aug 20 to Sept 11 for students only

All ages, begins September 11th Registration on now until the start of the session at the Buell Fitness & Aquatic Centre BCRA Kiosk Base Borden Gymnastics Club is located in the Andy Anderson Arena – Ramillies and Cambrai Rd. CFB Borden.

For more information email info@bbgc.ca • 791-6732 Base Borden Gymnastics Club provides quality recreational and competitive gymnastics programming for all ages.

• Service Directory • Accountant Ramona A. Greer CGA Certified General Accountant 28 Elizabeth Street East Creemore, Ontario

(705) 466-2171 Member of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario

Cleaning

Alternative Energy

GRAVITY SUN POWER solar generation for energy savings and income professionally designed and installed

Jeff Williams • 466-5741

Contractor

Animal Care Care Animal

Susan’s Grooming Salon

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

Free Estimates

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

Painter

Elliott Painting and Decorating

Safety’s & Fuel Injection

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

Computer Repairs

Home Management Husker House • 466-2759

Garry Stamp, Owner/Operator

Drywall • Painting Carpentry • Tile Work Masonry • Roofing

Make one call - we do it all

Going on vacation? We will check on your home & garden and care for your pets.

Neil I McAvoy 705.466.3804

Call Doug or Lorna

Over 30 years experience

Painter

References available.

Plumber

PLUMBER

Jason Gardner

Paul Briggs

Kerry Elliott 466-2356

(705) 466-5572

Over 25 Years Experience

Tel: (705) 466-3519

Services

Towing

Welding

Master Painter

Qualified service for all your plumbing needs

Call for your free estimate

TOWING

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

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

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

Lawyer General Practise of Law

Home and Property Management & Gardening Services

since 1980

phone 466-3334 • fax 466-5166

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

(705) 466-3746

General Contracting Renovations & Repairs

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Auto Mechanic

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

705-466-2149

Plumber

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution John L. Ferris Megan L. Celhoffer

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The Creemore Echo •

Echo Classifieds grand opening

Volunteers needed

Thank you

Sola sun sea earth co. A culinary cache! (Corner Mill/Francis) Official opening on Saturday, August 28, featuring Caprese salad comparative tasting. Get more information by visiting www.creemoreontario.com.

Hospice Georgian Triangle is seeking volunteers in the Creemore area willing to work with clients suffering lifethreatening illness and bereavement. On Wednesday, September 8 a 10-session course will be starting from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in Sunset Manor. This course deals with a variety of topics such as Communications, Family, Pain and Symptom Management, Ethics, Grief and Bereavement to prepare the incoming volunteer for non-medical tasks within their clients’ home.  Please call Sharon at 444-2555 if interested.

JESSIE’S STORY TICKET DRAW PRIZE WINNERS: Eleanor Wines; Becky Durham; Travis Culham; Roree Payment; Crissy Machado; Brenda Falls; Dan Hamelin; Linda Vail; Keith Blanchard; Jack Wilson; E. Lickkim; Blondie; North Huron F.D; D.Jackson; Helen Jewell; Helen Anning; Maddie Lemmon; Chuck Millard; Boyd Gibson; Ronda Currie; Eveleen Giffin; Sarah More; Michelle DeGeer; Clark Richards; Jack Wilson; Sherry McArthur; Linda Visser; Robin Boyce; S. Hemsley; Jack Wilson; Darlene Lemmon; Todd Bradley; Tera Keith; Dorothy Wiant; Shirley; Andy Dymond; Catharine Walker; Todd Bradley; Jim Morrey; Marilyn Knutson; Austin Culham; Brenda Falls; Kyle Beattie; Tonya Frasier; G. Gotlem. Should your name be on this list and you haven’t been contacted yet, be patient for your call or contact Ed VanSeveren or Dawn Craven for your prize. The Ticket Draw was held on Wed. Aug. 4th, 2010, but was moved up to 3:30 from 7:00 pm. due to Fire Practice. The final total raised by this draw and donations was $3,465.31.

Dining out A splendid summer morning makes you think that nothing can go wrong. Mylar And Loreta’s Restaurant, Singhampton (705) 445-1247.

celebrations Come and Go 80th Birthday Party for Loreen Kelly (Taylor). August 21, 2010 at the Shelburne Legion. Starting at 2pm through to late evening. Best wishes only. 6 0 t h We d d i n g A n n i v e r s a r y Celebration for Russell & Doris Newell Saturday, August 21, 3-? at Kevin and Gail Greer’s. 936310 Airport Rd. Mansfield. Potluck dinner at 6:30. DJ to follow, BYO refreshments and lawn chair. No gifts please. There will be a donation box for Food Bank if so desired.

for sale Oak Entertainment Centre in good condition with shelves and drawers. Will easily hold a 42” flat screen TV. Must go. $100. Call 466-6399. Vacant land for sale. 8.7 acres, 74 Sydenham Trail W., near Duntroon, View of Georgian Bay, privacy, dead end road, well treed, driveway, drilled well. (705) 445-6095, www. viewofgeorgianbay.com

Missing Station on the Green is doing a key inventory. If you are currently holding 3410 a key please call the Creemore Echo and confirm the number or return the key to5the 2 Echo office 8 33Caroline 9 4 St. W, Creemore, 466-9906.

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bereavement seminars Hospice Georgian Triangle is hosting its fall Adult Bereavement Seminars here in Sunset Manor beginning Thursday, September 9. Any adult suffering the grievous loss of a spouse, partner, friend or family member is encouraged to partake in these invaluable sessions which help individuals take their first steps towards healing and recovery.  Call 444-2555 to register; location and time within the Manor TBA.

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The Fundraiser Dance that was put on by Cris (Skippy) & his terrific wife Carol Charlebois & supported by many friends & family on Sat. Aug. 7th, 2010 raised another $1211.72. The total of both Events is $4677.03. Jessie and his family are overwhelmed by the help and support given to all those who chose to give of their time selling tickets, distributing them and who gave donations to help him in his financial struggle since his kidney failure. Because of this response, Jessie can wait with less stress and worry, for his kidney/pancreas transplant. Whether his sight returns or not, he will be eternally grateful and will endeavour to pay it forward. He also hopes to return to work and become the hardworking young man that he was before this bad luck fell upon him. He states, that he is truly humbled by all the support and is grateful to all his friends, family, Creemore Firefighters and other Fire Depts., Associations and strangers that opened their hearts to give in his time of struggle. Be well, my friends, and to you all a thank you.

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in memoriam Jordan, James Carter (Jim) – In loving memory of a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle and great uncle who passed away August 22, 2006, in his 63rd year. Like falling leaves the days slip by But precious memories never die, They live with us in memory still Not just today but they always will. Always missed, The Jordan family

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Jessie Hill makes one of several draws at the Creemore Fire Hall on August 4. In total, the fundraiser raised $4,677.

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from The North Dufferin Community & Recreation Committee The North Dufferin Community & Recreation Committee would like to thank all the volunteers that made the 45th Honeywood Beef B.B.Q. a success this year. As usual, the community came together and helped with everything from setting up and pie making to serving and clean up. We hope that all involved know that their efforts resulted in another great year. We appreciate all the volunteers, community organizations, staff and board members who work hard for the Beef B.B.Q. and throughout the year for the betterment of the North Dufferin Community & Recreation Centre.

horse boarding needed Urgent! Need boarding for horses. call (705) 466-6714.

book sale donations The Station on the Green’s famous used book sale, Big Book Bash, on Saturday, October 2 needs books! Please drop off any donation books to the Creemore Curling Club on the following days: Monday, August 23 10 am to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 pm From 10 am to noon on Wednesday, August 25, Thursday, August 26, Monday, August 30, Tuesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 2. To arrange for book donation pickups please call 466-3422 or 4662681.

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The thieves of Creemore past (both human and not) Local History

then took the cleaver and Going through old with its aid made his way C re e m o re S t a r s i s a into the Earle Co.’s store favourite occupation of (today’s Home Hardware) mine and today I’m bringing through the back door. The you some snippets of news only thing missed the next from a bygone era. morning was a small parcel Robberies occurred Helen of dry goods. The midnight years ago too, as indicated BLACKBURN marauder evidently became in the May 5, 1910 issue alarmed and left. An attempt of the paper. “A burglary, was also made to get into J. Hood’s fortunately not very extensive, was store (now Antiques & Unusuals) as the committed in town on Friday night. screen door at the back of the building The first place visited was the butcher was pulled off but it was probably too shop (today’s Meat Market), entrance conspicuous a place to remain for any being gained by boring a hole through length of time.” the front door and slipping back the The next month, June 1910, a spring lock. The till was touched for complaint was made about a neighbour some $5 in change and the burglar

who gave in to something that may have tempted all of us at one time or another. “Complaint is made that a certain chicken and strawberry grower in town is shooting all the cats and robins that come on his property. Small blame can be attached to him for shooting cats that molest his chickens, but he should draw the line at robins. We have too few of these beautiful Canadian birds now and the law very justly prohibits their destruction, so that the gentleman concerned is laying himself open to prosecution for shooting them.” It was worse with pigs a year later, on August 3, 1911. “A batch of Jas. Miller’s pigs went on the rampage on Tuesday night and about midnight

It’s never as hard as you think VIEW FROM THE RIDGE

The other day I was doing some cleanup piece on procrastination, and how sometimes around the house; looking for books the tasks we are dreading we will find, once to donate for the Clearview Library’s we roll up our sleeves and tackle them, upcoming book sale, which I read about really aren’t all that bad. In fact, it can be a few weeks ago in the Echo. This sort of quite satisfying to get something out of the cleanup activity generally ends up with way; it can be more fun than we thought; few decisions to part with books but some and it reduces the amount of time and mental Lisa extended time flipping through and reading energy we waste having that thing we know TIMPF the various volumes as I scan the shelves. we should get to, but haven’t yet, gnawing at While the exercise may not seem the corners of our mind. constructive from the recipient’s point of view, it is One of the things I have been pondering, and dreading, usually a happy one for me as I am reminded of all the was establishing a web presence to help support my great resources I have at my fingertips. At the same time, writing activities. Just last week during a break at work it makes me realize that I need to build more time into a group of us (all around the same age and I will give my day to catch up on all the reading I’d like to do. you a hint – we’re not talking the twenties or even the One of the volumes I happened to flip through had a thirties) were debating the merits and value of Facebook

The Pie-Eyed Piper, Gulleyfestering The Creemore Echo’s Poet Laureate was asked open this year’s Gulleyfest, the annual bluegrass party held by the Gulley family in Stayner. In addition to blowing his pipes, he recited this poem.

POET LAUREATE

I wasn’t born a Gulley guy, my last That I’d turn my life around. I’d wear a name being Armour. kilt! I’d be a piper! My background’s far too humble. I’m So I practiced every day at playing grace a carpenter slash farmer. notes, scales and doublings, I must admit that in my days I’ve Learned my throws, tourlouahs, leumlahs known many gulleys, ‘till the notes welled up like bubbling. Though not the family here tonight, the One day I met the Gulley girls – I piped Tim kind with mud that sullies. where they were singing. ARMOUR I’ve woken many a morning midst the “Oh Danny Boy” they harmonized, like mud and muck and mire, heavens’ bells set ringing. With a pounding twixt my ears t’would make a They told me of this yearly fest. They asked if I’d lesser man expire. come piping, I fell in with a bad crowd, was an alcohol Let no one sleep the whole night through and drown ingester, out any griping. Took a tumble in a ditch, and in that gulley I did I took them at their word and came to pipe this fester. party open, But I saw the light next morning as the sun rose And on into the wee small hours. I know that’s o’er my gulley, what you’re hopin’. Saw my life was going nowhere, rubbed my eyes The Piper’s at the gates of dawn. The wind is in and blinked them dully. the willows. I resolved then in that moment, as the morning sun While I have breath to blow these pipes no heads grew riper, will rest on pillows.

got into A. Earle’s garden, which they at once proceeded to devastate. Their grunting, however, caused their detection and very rapid expulsion.” Animals always seemed a problem. In March, 1912, “a yellow hound entered R.J. Johnston’s woodshed Sunday morning and made off with a chunk of meat nearly half as big as itself. Mr. Johnston appeared on the scene as the dog was taking his departure with the meat and started to give chase, but before getting well underway he stepped on some ice and the race was over. As R.J. took stock of his bruises and saw the dog disappearing in the distance, still hanging on to the meat, his feelings can be better imagined than described.”

and blogs and what not. Most of the participants were not involved. One who was had the indignity of having their teenage child “unfriend” them. (This might be something to remind said child of when they go off to university and find themselves short of cash one day…). I left the table thinking I wouldn’t be in any hurry to get involved in all that Facebook business. And then over the weekend I was pondering. I did know some people who were on Facebook. It sounded like it was fun. It even sounded like maybe it wasn’t too difficult… So I found myself in front of my laptop on Sunday, setting up – what else? – a Facebook account. And you know what? It wasn’t that difficult (aside from a moment of writer’s block trying to decide what to put in my first post). It was actually kind of fun – although it is a little daunting when you look at the section that lists your friends and you see you don’t have any. (Fortunately I had a family member who was in the know, who was able to sign up quickly so I didn’t lose too much self esteem). And so the thing I dreaded ended up being not that bad after all. If getting on Facebook is something you have wanted to do, but haven’t quite dared, take courage. If I can do it, anyone can. And if you get stuck, you can likely find some teenage or twenty-something family member to help you out…

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