Friday, November 4, 2011 Vol. 11 No. 44
News and views in and around Creemore
Log Cabin Board chair Chris Raible speaks at the grand opening.
CABIN “A MAGICAL THING” by Brad Holden Clifford Barnard, whose greatgrandfather James Scarrow Jr. lived in what is now the Creemore Log Cabin well over 100 years ago, summed up last Saturday’s grand opening event in a beautiful speech, in which he reminded the Creemore residents in the crowd just how “magic” our village is. “Creemore is a magic place,” said
Barnard, who was being supported by his middle-aged son while he spoke. “When I grew up here, there was a train that came in twice a day, and I was there both times to greet it. That was magic. My childhood here was magic. And when I was older and I lost touch with the town, in about 1940, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I come back to visit every chance I get. (See “Crowd” on page 12)
A GREAT AND GHOULISH DAY
Six-year-old Creemore resident Ari Fitzgerald was one of hundreds of kids who costumed up for last Sunday’s successful Hallowfest event (though not many were more scary than him!). Like the first (annual we hope!) Children’s Festival earlier this year, also organized by Laurie Copeland, Hallowfest drew families from all over south Georgian Bay and beyond. With costume contests, Jack-o-Lantern auctions, spooky science shows and of course, a classic Creemore-style Haunted House which stayed open on Halloween night as well, Hallowfest offered chills and thrills for all. And on top of that, it raised a still-to-be-determined amount of money for the General and Marine Hospital Foundation. For more pictures of the event, see page 6. For many, many more pictures, visit our Flickr site at www.flickr.com/creemoreecho.
INSIDE THE ECHO
Seated in this picture are the descendents of James Scarrow Jr., who lived in the Log Cabin in the 1880s. At far left is Scarrow’s great-grandson Clifford Barnard. In the wheelchair at right is Leisureworld Creedan Valley resident Marlyn Shaw, who was the last person to live in the cabin.
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Community Calendar Friday, November 4
• Jubilee Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Stayner hosts An Evening of Music at 7:30 pm featuring Daniel Texman on piano, Waverley Rice and Friends. Come on out for an entertaining and relaxing night. Help support the Clearview-Stayner Food Bank with a donation of food or a monetary donation. See you there!
Saturday, November 5
• The Mono Mulmur Citizens’ Coalition (MC2) presents “Cooking Garbage in Dufferin - An Innovative Approach to Our Waste Problems” from 9 am to noon at the Horizons Event Centre (behind Mono Plaza). Free public information event about the proposed Dufferin Eco Energy Park (DEEP). • Creemore Legion Ladies Auxiliary are having their Winter Tea, Craft and Bake Sale from 9 am to 4 pm. • Christmas Extravaganza Stop n Shop Event at New
This Weekend Lowell Legion from 9 am to 3 pm. Grab bags for the first 50 people! Over 30 local entrepreneurs! Please bring a non-perishable item for the Angus Food Bank & be entered to win a door prize. • A porcelain flotilla of manned longships sets sail in the Mad & Noisy Gallery. Working from 12th Century illustrations, sculptor Juliet Jancso has created a series of detailed cogs, carracks, caravels and longships in white porcelain highlighted by gold leaf. The show, entitled Embarkation, continues until November 21. 154 Mill Street. 705-466-5555 or www.madandnoisy.com. • The Catholic Women’s League of St. Patrick’s and St. Noel Chabanel Parish’s Annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 am to 1 pm in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall on William Street, Stayner. There will be crafts, bottles table, baking, knitting, penny table and tea table. Free admission. • Curiosity House welcome David Wilson to the gallery
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this month with his landscapes & still life in oil and acrylic. Opening Reception today from 2 to 4 pm. • Mansfield Presbyterian Church Turkey Supper in the Orange Hall, Mansfield from 4:30 pm. Adults $15, children $5. Take out service available. • New Lowell United Church Annual Harvest Dinner & Silent Auction at New Lowell Legion. Tickets $13.50 at the door. Doors open at 5 pm. Come out and meet your neighbours and enjoy a hearty Roast Beef Dinner.
Sunday, November 6
• Church Services are on page 5. • Victoria Memorial Church, Honeywood, Anniversary Service at 10:15 am. Special Music. Rev. John Neff. 519-925-3775. • The family of Mary Patton (Mountford) invite you to join us in celebrating her 90th Birthday. Come and Go Tea at St. John’s United Church Hall Creemore from 2 to 4 pm.
Upcoming Events Monday, November 7
• Adult Skating at Stayner Arena every Monday through the winter from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Contact Joan at 705-428-2711.
Tuesday, November 8
• Creemore Adult Skating Tuesdays through the winter from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at Creemore Arena. Good friends, good ice, good music. For more information call Helen 705-445-3635 or Lynn 705-466-2477.
Thursday, November 10
• Creemore Echo will publish today due to Remembrance Day. Please submit your advertising by Monday, November 7 at 5 pm this week. • Clearview Community Policing Committee Meeting at 7 pm in the Council Chambers of the Clearview Township in Stayner. All are welcome to attend.
Friday, November 11
• Creemore Legion Remembrance Day Service starting at the Cenotaph at 10 am followed by a service at the Creemore Legion. Please be seated by 10:45 am. Come early to view children’s artwork. • Stayner Remembrance Day Service at Clearview Administration Centre, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner at 11 am. • New Lowell Remembrance Day Service at 10:30 am at the New Lowell Legion.
Friday, November 11 to Saturday, November 12
• The Michael Tupling Memorial Hockey Tournament at the North Dufferin Community Centre hosted by the Mulmur Melacthon Recreation Committee. Register your competitive or noncompetitive team now. Funds raised will go to House 9 and The Zamboni Fund. For more information, to register or to make a cash or silent auction item donation contact Paul Mills at 705466-3429 or email@example.com
Saturday, November 12
• Curiosity House Story Hour from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Join Miriam for stories & a small craft activity. For ages 18 months to 6 years. • St. Luke’s Annual Snowflake Bazaar from 11 am to 2 pm at 22 Caroline Street West. Home baking, crafts, prizes, lunch for $7. • Dinner Dance at Station on the Green from 7:30 pm to midnight. A fundraiser for the Santa Claus Parade.
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$25 per person. Tickets available at Creemore Echo or by contacting John Blohm at 705-466-3130 or Michael Bennett at 705-241-3344. • The Bay School of Art is presenting Emm Gryner Live at the Tremont, Collingwood. Opening act Romney Getty at 7 pm. $30 in advance by calling 705-445-3127, $35 at door. thebayschoolofart.ca
Sunday, November 13
• “Don’t Forget to Remember” – Remembrance Day Talk at 2 pm at Dufferin County Museum & Archives with lifetime resident of Orangeville, Keith Hunter, sharing stories of five WWI Veterans whose homes were all within an hour of the Museum. These brave men, aged from 17 to 48, were each honoured with the Victoria Cross and recognized as heroes. Keith will be joined by special guest Taylor Hope. With her 1,500-word essay on how the First World War affected this community, 15-year-old Taylor Hope of Orangeville was announced as one of this year’s winners of the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, presented by The Vimy Foundation. Regular Museum admission applies. Hwy 89 & Airport Rd. 705-435-1881 / 1-877-941-7787 events@ dufferinmuseum.com or visit our website www. DufferinMuseum.com.
Monday, November 14
• Curiosity HouseAuthor Presentation at Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Hugh Brewster and his newly released offering in the new I am Canada series, Deadly Voyage: R.M.S. Titanic, Jamie Laidlaw, April 14, 1912 is an historically accurate novel, which details the experiences of a young Canadian boy returning to Canada from Britain on the maiden voyage of a doomed luxury liner. A presentation and discussion of his new novel and will be available to sign copies of many of his titles. Books will be available for sale too. Open to the public. We encourage everyone to join us. • Community Group Meet & Greet at The Bank Cafe. The Creemore Echo & Bank Cafe are hosting the BIA After 5 and invite all area businesses and community groups to send representatives. Bring your 2012 event dates & mark them on the Echo’s Community calendar as well as update your information. 5 to 7 pm.
Wednesday, November 16
• Creemore Horticultural Society Meet and Greet Evening for members and guests and anyone else who would like to join us and find out more about our Society. We meet at 7:30 pm at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall on Caroline Street West. • My Friend’s House 20th Anniversary Celebration. Join us for an intimate evening of music & mingling with Melody Fair. Sample some delicious seasonal flavoured bites by Lakes of Wasaga Banquet Hall. At the beautiful historical All Saints Church Rectory, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood (Entrance to the Rectory on Ontario Street). Tickets are $60 and are available at Curiosity House or by calling My Friend’s House at 705-444-2586 ext. 21.
Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20
• Wasaga Community Theatre presents Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. November 17 to 19 at 8 pm & November 20 at 2 pm. At Recplex. $18 per person available at IDA, 45th Street or Major’s
Guardian Pharmacy, River Rd West or at the door. wasagacommunitytheatre.com for details.
Friday, November 18
• The Tree Society of Creemore’s 1st Annual Meet & Greet at the Station on the Green from 7 to 9 pm. Help pay tribute to Diane & Brian McKay in honour of their 20 years of leadership. Tickets $10 available at Creemore Echo, Cardboard Castles & Curiosity House. The speaker is John Bacher.
Friday, November 18 to Sunday, December 4
• 8th Annual Holiday Treasures Arts & Crafts Sale. One-of-a-kind items. One stop shopping. Over 40 artists and artisans. A seasonal show and sale of unique handcrafted gifts including candlesticks, clothing, jewellery, baskets, seasonal wreaths and decorations, wooden bowls and hooked rugs, honey, bath products and much more! A special reduced admission rate of $3 applies during this show. Launch Party on Friday, November 18 at 7 pm, everyone welcome. RSVP by calling 1-877-941-7787 or emailing the Museum events@dufferinmuseum. com. Dufferin County Museum & Archives, Hwy 89 & Airport Rd. 705-435-1881 / 1-877-941-7787 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.DufferinMuseum.com
Saturday, November 19
• Book Launch for Ken Thornton’s new novel The Elusive Dream & darci-que’s newest book Mollie’s Birthday Party from 11 am to 2 pm at Station on the Green.
Sunday, November 20
• St. Luke’s 7th Season of Gift of Music presents “No Strings Attached” Concert, a woodwind quintet who will present classical repertoire from a variety of composers. At St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Caroline Street West at 3 pm. Refreshments will be served following each concert. Tickets will be available at Curiosity House and the Echo $15 per concert or four concerts for $50.
Saturday, November 26
• Knox Presbyterian Church Dunedin invites you to join us for “Harvest in the Hallow” Roast Beef Dinner from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Dunedin Community Centre. Adults &15, youth 6 to 12 $7, under 6 free. Tickets at the door.
Sunday, November 27
• The Path to Expressive Painting (oil or acrylic) from 10 am to 4 pm at The Tremont Studio & Galleries, 2nd floor, unit 6, Collingwood. $75 + materials. For beginner to advanced artists who are interested in breaking out of the box with their painting. Contact Sue Miller at 705-466-3411 or 705-727-6161 or email@example.com to register.
Sunday, December 4
• B&B Open House & Cookie Tasting from 1 to 4 pm. Enjoy a short tour of the B&B’s in the Creemore Area B&B Association. (CABBA) and taste some delightful, homemade Christmas cookies. All monetary donations will support the Creemore Community Christmas Dinner. Angel House, 3 Nelson Street, Creemore 705-466-6505; Cedar Pond, R.R.#2, Creemore 705-466-5065; Clearview Station, R.R.#2, Creemore 705-466-2000; Creemore Comforts, 46 George Street, Creemore 705-466-5221.
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Memorial Hockey Tournament The Tree Society planted six trees on Tuesday, with one more to go this fall. This one is in front of Paul and Kathy Belcourt’s home. From left to right are Andrew Metheral, Jeanette Atkinson, Janet Bigham and Julie Bigham, all of Triple J Tree Farms, Tree Society president Rowland Fleming and chief arborist Liz Smith, and recipient Paul Belcourt.
Ensuring a green canopy for Creemore tree society
You may have noticed that some new signs have sprung up around Creemore in the past week. These signs have been put up beside trees that have been planted thanks to a program offered by the Tree Basil Society of Creemore. GUINANE The tree planting program is open to all the town’s residents and is a model of how the private and public sectors can work together to ensure that Creemore has a healthy tree canopy now and in the future. The success of the program is a tribute to the work and leadership of Diane and Brian McKay. Applications for tree planting are available at the Creemore Echo office, the Curiosity House Bookstore or from Liz Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) You can return your application to Liz Smith or mail it to P. O. Box 2073, Creemore. Applications are then put before the board of the Tree Society for approval. If approved, you will be contacted by Liz Smith so she can work with you to determine where your tree should be planted. Once you are approved, you visit Triple J Tree Farm, our program partner, to select the type of tree you would like to have planted. You will be assisted in determining what type of tree is best suited to your location. Triple J also does a site visit to verify the location of any buried cables or pipe. The township also visits the proposed
site as part of the approval process. Digging the hole, planting the tree, staking and mulching are all done by Triple J. The responsibility of the recipient is to care for the tree after it is planted ensuring that it is watered and properly maintained. In return for planting the tree, the Tree Society asks for a donation to help sustain this worthwhile program. The amount of the donation is up to the recipient of the tree. Please join us on the evening of November 18 at the Station on the Green from 7 to 9 pm for the Tree Society’s First Annual Meet and Greet. The evening will also honour Diane and Brian’s twenty years of dedication and work. All are welcome. Business owners, community organizers and local volunteers are invited to attend the Creemore BIA’s after 5 meet & greet at the Bank Cafe Monday, November 14 Drop in between 5 and 7 to: • update your organizations’ information • provide information on your plans for 2012 • enjoy some delicious treats & great company For more info contact email@example.com 705-466-9906 The Creemore
Mulmur cattle farmer and avid hockey player and coach Michael Tupling, who died tragically in a farm accident at age 30 last year, will be remembered during a memorial men’s hockey tournament on November 11 and 12 at the Honeywood Arena. Proceeds from the tournament will be split between the House 9 Hockey Foundation, set up by Honeywood ex-NHLer Aaron Downey to help underprivileged kids get into hockey, and the Honeywood Arena Zamboni fund. Currently there are 13 teams registered. Organizer Paul Mills would like to see at least three more. The team entry cost is $450, and there will be competetive and non-competitive divisions. There will also be a silent auction featured several John Deere items (besides continuing on with his cattle, Michael’s brother Chet Tupling also works at John Deere) and one big item – tickets to two Toronto Maple Leaf games of the winner’s choice, sitting in the Maple Leaf alumni box, with dinner and drinks paid for. To enter a team in the Michael Tupling Memorial Hockey Tournament, call Mills at 705-466-3429.
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THE WAY WE WERE
Last week we were predicting; this week we can confirm. The Creemore Log Cabin grand opening last Saturday and Hallowfest the day after were indeed great events. The Log Cabin opening was a classy event from start to finish, paying homage to the building’s past and pointing to its future as a community resource. And Hallowfest? Well, what would we do without Laurie Copeland? She’s created two new major events this year, and pulled them each off with panache. Kudos to all.
We agree with you, Lana To the Editor: On Saturday the grand opening of the little log cabin took place to lots of fanfare and great organization by the Log Cabin Committee. However, an opportunity to thank Pat and Chris Raible was missed. Their untiring work, enthusiasm and loyalty to Creemore is inspiring and it would have been timely for someone to have taken the opportunity to thank both of them. On behalf of everyone who will no doubt enjoy visiting the cabin and appreciate our history, thank you Pat and Chris. Most sincerely, Lana Bryant, Glencairn
Here’s a great old shot of the Creemore railroad station with the St. John’s steeple in the background... too things that are no longer with us.
McGuinty must keep promise on ARA Dear Editor, Today I had a tour of the proposed quarry site at Luther Marsh southwest of Shelburne. The quarry application was made in 1991 and is currently in the middle of an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) process – yes, 20 years later. This application proves that Ontario’s aggregate policies are not working for anyone – not for business, not for communities, not for taxpayers. The OMB process and the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA)
need an overhaul. We need a Master Plan for aggregate that is in accord with today’s values. Before the October election Premier Dalton McGuinty pledged to review the ARA, now we must hold our government to this promise. It is time to stop developing aggregate at the expense of all else. There is a cost to “cheap” aggregate and it is a cost that Ontarians cannot afford to pay. Fresh food and clean water are paramount. Donna Baylis, Dunedin
Questions to Simcoe-Grey MP go unanswered Dear Editor: The letter below was emailed to Simcoe-Grey MP Dr. Kellie Leitch in August 2011. We deliberately delayed sending her a letter with our questions in order to provide her with a few months to settle in to her new role and surroundings. Since there was no reply, on September 12 we resent the letter and requested confirmation of receipt of same. Still no response, so on September 19 we visited her constituency office to enquire about the status of our letter. It was only after this visit that we were advised by a staff member that the letter had indeed been received and that a reply from Dr. Leitch would be forthcoming. To date we have heard nothing from our Member of Parliament. Where is she? All we want is a response to the questions outlined in our letter. Does an elected Member of Parliament not have an obligation to acknowledge and provide answers to constituents’ concerns? Lois and Gary Cauthers Glen Huron, Ontario From: Gary Cauthers [mailto:glcauthers@rogers. com] Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 2:55 PM To: ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ Subject: questions from your constituents
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Congratulations on your successful bid for a seat in our House of Commons. As constituents of yours, we have a number of questions regarding the Conservative Party’s policies and we would appreciate a response to these questions. Canada has continued to sell asbestos (a known carcinogenic substance) to developing nations and refuses to label the product as a toxin that requires special handling. We wonder how, as a physician, you would rationalize this policy and whether you have plans to influence a reversal? Canada is constantly derided and labeled a “dinosaur” at international environmental summits. The Alberta tar sands oil extraction project and our failure to honour our Kyoto commitments are just two of many reasons for this negative reputation. We wonder how, as a physician, you rationalize the continued excessive contribution by Canada to global warming and air pollution? How are you addressing this issue with the Conservative caucus? The New Veterans Charter with respect to our seriously wounded Veterans replaces lifetime pensions with a lump sum payment. Veterans and their advocates have been protesting this change, which drastically reduces the financial welfare of our wounded veterans. Is this how Canada “supports its Troops?” We wonder how, as a physician, you rationalize this policy when it is a well-accepted fact that financial wellbeing is a prime determinant of physical/mental health? We are concerned that the Canadian public is not
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hearing details being discussed in the negotiations of a Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. In particular, we understand that patents on drugs may be lengthened, blocking access to generic equivalents. We worry how this will impact costs to our public health system. We would appreciate your comments on these negotiations. Locally, we are currently threatened with an application by a Boston Hedge Fund to dig a mega quarry in Melancthon Township, on prime farm land and 200 feet below the water table, in order to extract tons of aggregate. While we know this is a Provincial matter, the results, if this application succeeds, will affect the water and the lives of most, if not all of your constituents as well as your own private property. What are you, as a Member of Parliament, doing to make your voice heard in objecting to this application? We travel extensively, frequently to developing nations, and we have been disheartened to note that Canada’s reputation as an influence for good in the world has been sorely diminished over the past five to six years. Certainly, our failure to secure a seat on the U.N. Security Council is evidence of that. We wish you success with your new career and hope that you will make an effort to bring about positive change in the Conservative Party platform. We look forward to your response to our questions. Sincerely, Lois and Gary Cauthers Glen Huron, Ontario
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Sunday, November 6 Sunday, November 6 Victoria Memorial Church, Honeywood, Anniversary Service at 10:15 am. Special Music. Rev. John Neff. 519-925-3775.
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 St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church 1 Caroline Street West Worship & Sunday School at 10 am. “Where Jesus is Lord, all are welcome.”
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Halloween was very quiet around Avening this year. There aren’t many young kids in this hamlet at the present time, but some other years several grown ups that were kids when my kids were little came back, often dressed up and with kids of their own, to pick up their “fix” of homemade fudge and candy. It was always so nice to see them, and their families, taking the time and effort to keep in the spirit of the occasion – knowing that they
probably had to get up for work in the morning, but still taking the time for a wee visit. We did enjoy seeing Glenna (Whitley) Collins and her husband Allen and their three wee ones – Jacob and the twins, Eva and Nicole. Thanks for dropping in, guys. By the way, my thanks to Ellen Whitley for keeping me on the straight and narrow on the above names. I have a good memory – but it is a pretty short memory for things like names!
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Mad & Noisy artist Juliet Jansco is showing off some wonderful, whimsical longships in her current show at the gallery, entitled “Embarkation.” The show runs until November 21.
What’s on in November
Author Event - Hugh Brewster
Monday, November 14, 11:30am to 1pm at Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School EVERYONE INVITED TO ATTEND!
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Hugh Brewster’s newly released offering in the new I Am Canada series, Deadly Voyage: R.M.S. Titanic, Jamie Laidlaw, April 14, 1912 is an historically accurate novel, which details the experiences of a young Canadian boy returning to Canada from Britain on the maiden voyage of a doomed luxury liner. Hugh, an award-winning author and noted Titanic historian, will be leading a presentation and discussion of his new novel and will be available to sign copies his many books. We encourage everyone in the community to join us.
9:30 am Sunday School 10:35 am Worship Service
Author Event - James Moore
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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
Saturday Nov. 26 10am - noon or 2 - 4pm
Meet this author and engineer with diverse interests including green energy and poetry. James will be signing copies of the three books he has written.
In the Gallery: David Wilson
Saturday, November 5th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm Artist’s Opening Reception
David Wilson is an artist, writer and businessman who lives and works in the Creemore area. His new show, Country Life, presents works primarily in oil and acrylic, which reflect the inspiration David finds in the landscape which surrounds us. Join us at our opening reception and take the opportunity to meet this fascinating and talented artist.
Monthly Story Hour Saturday, November 12,10:30 to 11:15 am
Join us at 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 at 4:30 pm
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Children from 18 months to 6 years of age will have the opportunity to listen to captivating stories, share the love of reading and complete a small craft activity.
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Hallowfest and Halloween Night 2011 For these pictures and more, visit www.flickr.com/creemoreecho
Join us for an evening of cheer and savory treats as we pay tribute to Diane and Brian McKay in honour of their 20 years of leadership and dedication to the Creemore Tree Committee.
Special Guest Speaker:
Mr. John Bacher, author of “Two Billion Trees and Counting — the Legacy of Edmund Zavitz” Mr Bacher will discuss Ontario’s reforestation with particular emphasis on how it impacted our region and the Mad and Noisy watersheds.
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Hummingbird Montessori Grade 1 student Cypress Arlt, sitting in front of her classmates, has a chance to win $7,500 for her school.
Hummingbird student’s artwork a finalist in TD Earth Day Art Contest by Brad Holden A pastel artwork by Cypress Arlt, a Grade 1 student at Hummingbird Montessori School, has been selected as a top 10 finalist in the 2011 TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Earth Day Contest. There were more than 5,000 entries in the contest from across Canada and Cypress was the only Grade 1 student selected for the final round. Contestents were asked to draw something to do with nature. All 10 final pieces are now posted online for voting at www.tdfef.com/ artcontest. The deadline for voting is Friday, November 11. The artwork with the most votes will win the grand prize,which includes a $7,500 TD FEF grant for their school to support the development of an outdoor classroom or a schoolyard naturalization project. The winner will also win a digital camera and a litterless lunch box for each student in their class. Their artwork will also be featured on a limited-edition TD FEF bag which will be distributed at TD Canada Trust
HISTORY RENEWED The Creemore Meat Market, in business since 1881
before 50-year-owner Noel Van Walleghan (left) retired last month, will reopen on Thursday, November 10 under the new ownership of Mark (right) and Darcy (middle) Thomson. Mark, most recently the butcher at Creemore Foodland, has been in the meat business since he was 13, when he worked at his dad’s butcher shop in Oak Ridges. His grandfather and great-grandfather were in the business as well. Mark plans to respect history and keep the Creemore Meat Market name (it’s on the building, afterall), but he plans to update the store’s selection and feature his infamous sausages, which come in four varieties. The couple’s 13-year-old daughter Bailey will be in charge of a specialty candy section as well.
Cypress’s artwork, pictured above, features “a horse in a field of grass eating blueberries,” according to the artist. branches nationwide in April. The nine secondary winners will receive a $500 environmental grant for their school. In addition, the students will each receive a litterless lunch box and $25.
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Friday, November 4, 2011
The fifty year reunion: a “uniquely emotional” experience FROM THE OTHER SIDE
recognized and remembered Barbara and I attended immediately; those who our latest high school reunion looked somewhat familiar recently, celebrating 50 but I couldn’t place; and years since our graduation finally, those about whom from Wheaton Community I had no clue. I don’t know High School in suburban what my batting average Chicago. In the United States Craig was in this game, only that reunions usually focus on a SIMPSON I amazed myself by coming class – ours had about 420 up with names of people I graduates – rather that an barely knew in high school and then in entire school, which is more the custom an equal number of cases felt foolish around Creemore. for missing some people I used to hang This was the eighth reunion for our around with. A big determining factor Class of 1961, so we had seen many of here was how much people had changed, the 120 in attendance a few times in the and that varied from not at all to totally. intervening years. But this was the first Since we are all senior citizens now, time back for 30 classmates, none of nobody was a real knockout, so the whom we had seen in 50 years. All of highest compliment was, “gosh, you which makes for a strangely emotional haven’t changed at all.” experience. Everyone hugging, laughing One of the nice things about all of us and crying with people they haven’t seen being retired or semi-retired was that in 50 years! no one was trying to impress with their Besides non-stop talking, the major career or life experiences. There wasn’t activity is trying to recognize who people even much reminiscing about high school are. For me this experience fell into three days; most people were just happy to just categories: those whose faces and names I
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Craig Simpson, Bob Woodward and Barbara Simpson. see each other. Of course, the jocks did attended previous reunions. Despite his spend time replaying those big games. extraordinary achievements, he remains An ongoing topic of discussion was totally down to earth and seemed to where people lived, which turned out thoroughly enjoy the weekend being to be all over the place, particularly just one of the folks. He did agree to a California. We discovered that one couple of speaking sessions where he former classmate lives about 20 minutes shared a number of interesting and often from us here in Connecticut. humorous anecdotes about the famous We have a famous celebrity in our and powerful people he regularly speaks class, journalist Bob Woodward of to and reports on. He remained a model Watergate fame, who co-wrote All of discretion and evenhandedness during the President’s Men and was played these sessions, where he displayed a by Robert Redford in the movie of terrific sense of humour that he rarely the same name. Bob has now written gets to use on those serious talk shows. 17 books, mostly about the various He added much to our collective reunion presidents who have served since experience. Nixon, and also a volume titled Wired, We had an absolutely terrific time about another Wheaton graduate, John and would urge any of you to attend a Belushi. Bob is a regular on the U.S. school reunion when the opportunity news and talk show circuit, and is one arises. You will be tired and hoarse of those classmates who hasn’t changed when the celebration is over, but this at all. uniquely emotional human experience Bob lives in Washington, D.C. and has is well worth it.
Clearview Township Notices Notice NOTICE OF SNOW REMOVAL
SCDSB Partnership Meeting
Re: Barrie Central Collegiate The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting a meeting to share information and invite partnership proposals for the rebuilding or redevelopment of Barrie Central Collegiate Institute. When: Tuesday, Nov.15, 2011, at 7 p.m. Where: SCDSB Education Centre 1170 Hwy 26, Midhurst For more information about the meeting, visit www.scdsb.on.ca.
The Municipality or its’ employees will not be responsible for any damage done to vehicles parked or abandoned on Township Road Allowances, sidewalks or parking lots, by the Township Snow Removal or sand forces. Any vehicle left on road allowances, sidewalks or parking lots under the jurisdiction of the Township of Clearview may be referred to the Ontario Provincial Police and removed at the owner’s expense. As per the Highway Traffic Act, Section 170 Subsection (12) no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway. No vehicle shall be parked or left standing on any street, road allowance, sidewalk or municipal parking lot within the Township of Clearview between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the winter season from November 1st, 2011 until March 31st, 2012. Any vehicles parked or left standing during the aforementioned period may be charged to and collected from the owner of the offending vehicle and the matter may be referred to the Ontario Provincial Police. Moreover, anyone guilty of depositing snow on roads, sidewalks or parking lots under the jurisdiction of the Township of Clearview while cleaning lanes, etc. causing an obstruction to traffic or causing damage to snow removal equipment is liable for any damages that may result from same and may be charged under the Highway Traffic Act. Steve Sage, CRS-S Deputy-Director of Public Works Township of Clearview Clearview Township, Box 200, 217 Gideon St. Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 705-428-6230 • www.clearview.ca
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Friday, November 4, 2011
New Lowell News NEW LOWELL NEWS
Well, Halloween is is the ongoing Children’s over and so we begin with Story Hour. This is a great Christmas decorations chance for your preschooler and shopping. To get an ( o r k i n d e rg a r t e n a g e ) early step towards your children to hear some shopping needs, plan on stories, do a craft and attending the New Lowell improve socialization United Church’s annual Sandra skills. BEDNAREK Silent Auction on Saturday, Mark November 18, at November 5 at the New 7 pm, on your calendar Lowell Legion on County Road for a special Ladies Night Out at 9. Come from 5 to 7 pm for a delicious the New Lowell United Church. The Harvest Beef Dinner for $13.50. Ages 6 to 12 get in for $6 and under 5 are free. The dinner is followed by homemade desserts. Before or after your dinner, browse through the silent auction and bid on your special gift or by Bill Mann gifts that might be on your Christmas For its 2011 season (its seventh), St. list. Luke’s Gift of Music will present an The Simcoe Grey Ontario Early & eclectic mix of performers covering Years Centre, in partnership with the a variety of musical genres. The Children’s Preschool Resource Service, musicians will largely be students from is pleased to offer Early Intervention either the Glenn Gould School at the Developmental Screening. If you Royal Conservatory of Music or the have questions or concerns about Faculty of Music at the University of your child’s development or want to Toronto. As one faculty administrator make sure your child is on track for said:, “they are the best we have!” Kindergarten entry, then come and The series begins on November 20 talk to a professional. This all takes with No Strings Attached, a woodwind place at the Sunnidale Branch of the quintet who will present classical Clearview Library in New Lowell on repertoire from a variety of composers. Wednesday, November 9, from 9 am This is both a new combination of to 12 pm. For more information or instruments for us and a larger group to book an appointment please call than we are normally able to engage. Jen McQuarrie at 705-446-0816 Our next concert, on November ext. 247. 27, is a real coup for us. Tariq Harb, Also happening each Thursday at who is a doctoral candidate at U of 10:30 am at the Sunnidale Branch T, is an amazingly talented classical
Guides and Brownies along with the Church ladies are hosting an evening with Pampered Chef and Tupperware products. There will be a short presentation on each product and then time for you to browse for a gift for your kitchen or maybe a special ‘cook’ on your Christmas list. There will be light refreshments served. The Mexican Rivera came to the Brentwood Hall recently in the form of special decorations for the bridal
shower for Christine Hannan, daughter of Ted and Kathryn Hannan and granddaughter of Marjorie Gordon. The wedding will take place in late November in Mexico. It was a fun time for all that came and a time to say congratulations to the happy couple. If you wish to add to the news of our community please contact me at 705-424-6497 or email at sandra@ bednarek.ca.
St. Luke’s Gift of Music returns and flamenco guitarist. Last June he won the Montreal International Guitar Competition! He has several videos on YouTube where he demonstrates remarkable technique and virtuosity. Don’t miss this one. On December 4, the Amity Trio (piano, violin and cello) will be returning for a program of intimate chamber music. They are an accomplished ensemble from Barrie who delighted audiences when they played here two years ago. As a pre Christmas gift on December 18, the Divas will be returning along with two friends—a tenor and a baritone. This year the Divas will
include sopranos Sahara Sloane, who performed here last year, and our friend Cassandra Warner, who will have just returned from performing with the opera companies in France and Switzerland. The male voices will allow them to perform a much broader repertoire than they have sung in the past. All concerts will take place at St. Luke’s Anglican Church on Caroline Street and will start at 3 pm. Refreshments will be served following each concert. Tickets, available at Curiosity House and the Echo, are $15 per concert or four concerts for $50.
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Oster, Shirley November 4, 2009 If we had all the world to give. We would give it, yes, and more To hear her voice and see her smile And to greet her at our door. But all we can do, dear Mother Is go and tend your grave. And leave behind tokens of love To the best mother God ever made. We like to think when life is done. Wherever heaven may be That she’ll be standing at the door Up there to welcome us. Love you forever, Darlene, Dianne, Tom, Lorraine, Lorne
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thank you The Creemore Beavers, Cubs & Scouts would like to send out a big thank you to the community for your support on Apple Day! We are greatful for all of the local businesses who allowed us to use there space. Also, a very special thank you to all of the parent and grandparent volunteers who helped the day run smoothly. Apple Day was a huge success! - 1st Creemore Scouting Grateful thanks to all who made last Saturday’s Grand Opening of the Creemore Log Cabin such an outstanding success: To the twelve descendants of the Scarrow family, the first known resident family of the Cabin, and Marlyn Shaw of Creemore, the Cabin’s last resident, for celebrating with us; To our musicians, guitarist David Whipper and violinist Susan Connolly with their joyful Celtic music; To Mayor Ken Ferguson for knocking on the Cabin door and leading us all across the threshold; To Ruthan and Dennis Johnson from the Dufferin County Museum, who welcomed us into the Cabin, appropriately dressed in 19th century costume; To Hamilton Brothers for supplying the lumber for the sturdy entrance and exit ramps; To the Clearview Township Staff for helping with the physical setup; To Robin Boyce, John and Marie Miller, Creemore Home Hardware, House of Stitches, Jug City, and Victorian Values for their chrysanthemums, pumpkins, gourds and other seasonal decorations; To Dawn Craven for lending the beautiful log cabin quilt and to Linda Cockton and Jaclyn Fowler for displaying their work on the stand crafted by Ken Robertson and Scott Duffin; To Giffen Country Market for wonderfully warming cider; To the many bakers of delicious cookies and squares; To the Creemore Farmers’ Market for tents and tables; To the Creemore Echo for all their publicity promoting the occasion; To Barrie’s CTV2 for featuring the event on the evening news; to photographers Bryan Davies, Fred Mills, and Brad Holden who captured the event for posterity; AND TO ALL OF YOU who joined us in making the day so memorable! Creemore Log Cabin Service Board: John Ferris, Barbara Mann, Brian McKay, Michele McKenzie, Thom Paterson, Chris Raible, Pat Raible, and Paul Vorstermans.
Winchester, Kathleen November 11, 2005 Gone is the face we loved so dear, Silent, the voice we loved to hear. Too far away for sight or speech, But not too far for thought to reach. From your family In loving memory of our dear friends, Cliff Hart who left us on October 31, 2005 and Jim Trott who left us on October 29, 2007. We miss you in so many ways, We miss things you used to say, And when old times we do recall, It’s then we miss you most of all. Always in our thoughts, Marion, Janet, Janice and Julie Ann Bigham – In loving memory of our husband and father, Harold “Big Harold” Bigham who left us on November 2, 2005. Remember him with a smile He was not one for tears Instead reflect on memories Recall to mind the way he spoke And all the things he said His strength, His stance, the way he walked Remember these instead The good advice he’d give us His eyes that shone with laughter So much of him is never gone But lives on forever after. Love always, Marion, Janet & Paul, Janice and Julie Ann
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Friday, November 4, 2011
Crowd gathers for Creemore Log Cabin opening (Continued from page 1)
“And when Paul (Vorstermans, a Log Cabin Service Board member) tracked me down, that felt like magic, too. And look at this cabin now... really, it’s a magical thing.” Following that speech and some remarks by Log Cabin Service Board chair Chris Raible – in front of several of James Scarrow’s descendents; Marlyn Shaw, who was the last resident of the cabin, moving out in 2004; and a large crowd of onlookers and cabin supporters – Barnard accompanied Mayor Ken Ferguson as he knocked on the cabin door with a piece of wood. Opening the door was a bearded man
dressed in period costume, courtesy of the Dufferin County Museum, and as a fiddler in the crowd started up an old Irish reel as everyone slowly entered the cabin to view the interior for the first time. Shaw, who piloted his wheelchair up a ramp and into the building, was beaming as he was greeted by many of the village residents inside. Two days later, Raible and his wife Pat, treasurer of the Log Cabin Board, braved the cold and received trick-or-treaters at the cabin, while candles burned in the windows, marking the first of many community uses for the building in the years to come.
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Newly renovated three-bedroom; spectacular views; fireplace; April & May access to on-site tennis court; 36 acres of cross-country heaven; luxurious Sub-Zero kitchen. $2,400/mo Call Bob: 416 802-6763 Bryan Davies Photo
Hunting in the Dufferin County Forest
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All users of the Dufferin County Forest are hereby advised that Nov. 7-11 and Dec. 5-9 are the shotgun/muzzleloading gun seasons for deer in 2011. During this time there will be a number of hunters using the Dufferin County Forest properties. Please use caution in the forest and wear bright-coloured clothing. Suspected violations of the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act should be reported to the Ministry of Natural Resources at 877-847-7667 (877-TIPSMNR). Other inquiries should be directed to the County Forest Manager at 705‑435‑1881.
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Tank Truck Delivery of Furnace & Stove Oil
Corporation of the County of Dufferin
Published on Nov 8, 2011