Friday, November 25, 2011
Vol. 11 No. 47
News and views in and around Creemore
INSIDE THE ECHO
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Dunedin residents Lilly Martin and Kelly Metheral hand-delivered medical materials and $3950 in cash to Haiti all to be used to help with maternal care and health initiative.
Echo Briefs Food and Gift Drive The Creemore Echo, as is tradition is accepting non-perishable food items, toys, books and new clothing for The Annual Christmas Drive. This year the items will be going to the Stayner Clearview Food Bank who will distribute the them throughout the community. In order to get gifts out in time for the holidays it is appreciated if unwrapped toys and such are dropped off by December 15. Food will be accepted until The Echo shuts down for Christmas Break on Friday, December 23 at noon. Hope Acres, who has been the recipient of Echo readers’ generosity in the past, is still seeking help through their Angel Program in which families of varying sizes are provided for by a donor (see ad on page 6).
by Brad Holden Dunedin resident and Nottawasaga Midwives staff member Lilly Martin expected that working as a midwife in Haiti would be hard. She just didn’t quite realize what hard meant. Or that it could be so satisfying. “I’ve travelled to impoverished countries before, but I’ve always kind of felt like an observer, or even a voyeur,” said Martin, in an interview meant to update all of those who generously gave to the trip she took last month with Kelly Metheral. “The experience in Haiti was intense, but it also felt so great to be actually participating in something.” Metheral wasn’t able to sit in on our interview last week, but as Martin pointed out, her experience as a nonmidwife was much different and deserves a story of its own. She did tell us though, of the pair’s first arrival at the hospital that Midwives for Haiti do their work out of. The nurse who greeted them had a woman in labour in the delivery room, and in that instant was glad to have the sudden assistance of “two midwives!”
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Minutes later, and with Martin making sure the situation merited it, Metheral had the chance to catch a baby for the first time in her life. “She was a little pale, but she did a great job,” said Martin, laughing. Later on in the trip, when Martin was doing her required night shift on the hospital floor, things weren’t so frivolous. The electricity was on but dim, and Martin did her work with a headlamp on. The three wards – one for prenatal, one for postpartum and one for post op, all of them with several beds and little in the way of curtains – were busy, and in the delivery area, also boasting several beds but this time at least with curtains, several women gave birth. Not all were without complications, either. People almost universally suffer from anemia in Haiti, and so many pregnant women are put on bedrest for complications early in their terms. High-risk births tend to follow. Every time Lilly heard a car pull up during the night, she felt a hint of dread, wondering what complication might be (See “light” on page 10) CREEMORE BIA CREEMORE SPRINGS PURPLE HILLS ARTS AND HERITAGE SOCIETY
ONE MONTH until Christmas
It is just one month before Christmas day but the little elves in Creemore are all busy preparing to turn the Village into a holiday wonderland. For details on the upcoming events for Christmas in the Valley see page 12.
Hanging of the Green
All Dunedinites are invited to the Annual Hanging of the Green this Saturday. Starting at 10 am the Hall will be full of friends and neighbours working together to make the village festive. Hot chocolate will be served.
Share your Memories
Do you have a picture or story that sums up the holidays for you? Would you would like to share it with the community? If so,The Creemore Echo would love to hear for you. A selection of submitted pictures and stories will be printed in next week’s paper.
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A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE The Creemore Tree Society honoured Diane and Brian McKay last Friday. For more than 20 years the McKays have shown complete dedication to the greening up of Creemore. Diane personally oversaw the replanting of Mill Street and, with the help of her committee, was responsible for the addition or replacement of about 450 trees throughout the village. Serving Mulmur & The Creemore Hills for 35 years
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Friday, November 25, 2011
Community Calendar Friday, November 25
• Toonie Lunch at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 22 Caroline Street West, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Come enjoy some homemade soup.
Saturday, November 26
• Christmas Pancake Breakfast with Dr. Kellie Leitch, MP Simcoe-Grey from 8 to 10 am at Leisure Time Centre, 100 Minnesota St., Collingwood. Please bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations in support for the local Salvation Army Food Bank. • Quilts, Crafts & Baked Goods Sale at Nottawa United Church starting at 9 am. Handmade quilts & crafts and home-baked pastries & preserves. • Dunedin Hanging of the Green. Come out & help make our village in the valley festive. Enjoy hot chocolate and friendship. Dunedin Hall at 10 am. Hope to see you there! • Curiosity House Author Event with James Moore and copies of his 3 books with interests in green energy & poetry. 10 am to noon and from 2 to 4 pm at the store. Call 705-466-3400 for more info. • Hand-printed Christmas Cards with Liz Eakins at the studio of Liz Eakins from 10 am to 3 pm. Learn how to cut a simple yet effective linoblock
image, print it on Japanese paper and mount it onto cards to create your very own Christmas greetings this year. Cost is $90 plus hst. Materials $20. 705466-5555 or www.madandnoisy.com to register. • Gallery Show Continues. Elements for Woodturner Taylor Ledden, painter Peter Miehm & photographer Dennis Campbell. The show continues until December 15. 705466-5555 or www.madandnoisy.com. 154 Mill Street. • Rosemont Christmas Market from 10 am to 2 pm at the Orange Hall (beside the Globe Restaurant on Hwy 89). The Globe’s baking, Pam’s Soaps, E & E Candles, Fiddle Foot Farm, Wooden Crafts, Shuttlesong Studio, George and Gracies , Relishes, Pickles, Jams, Jellies, Upcycled Dragon Fly, Krafty Bear and more. • Singhampton Santa Claus Parade at 2 pm. • Knox Presbyterian Church Dunedin invites you to join us for “Harvest in the Hollow” 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.
Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27
• Midhurst Arts & Crafts Home Tour. Tour is free. Visit 12 homes with over 30 artisans. Tea Room &
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Sunday, November 27
• Church Services are on page 5. • Creemore Legion Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 am. A Belgian waffle with fruit, syrup & whipped cream or two eggs any way you want them as well as bacon or sausage, home fries, toast, juice, coffee or tea all for $5. • St. Luke’s 7th Season of Gift of Music presents Classical guitarist Tariq Harb, . 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. • Christ Anglican Church (Batteaux Road, Nottawa) along with St. Paul’s, Singhampton and Church of the Redeemer, Duntroon, invite you to “Make a Joyful Noise”, an evening of gospel music at Christ Church. Enjoy men’s and women’s choruses, a children’s group, duets and solos and audience. Doors open at 6:30 pm with a start time of 7 pm. No tickets required. A free will offering will be given to the Salvation Army. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Upcoming Events Monday, November 28
• Helping Students Plan Their Education. Open to all parents and students. Starting at 7 pm at Ray’s Place, 172D Mill Street (on Caroline Street West at Mill). Call 705-466-3663 for more info.
Monday, November 28 & Thursday, December 1
• Collection Drop-offs for Christmas Extravaganza on December 9 at Creemore St. John’s United Church, Mill Street and the Clearview Community Church in Stayner. Hosted by SCI grade twelve students. Please drop off used items like dishes, toasters, coffee makers, pots, pans or any small utilities as well as clothing and toys.
Wednesday, November 30
• Pathway to Kindergarten – a free event at Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School (primary site) from 6 to 7 pm for future kindergarten students and their parents to come through the school, get information on school readiness, and meet community partners that can help them on their pathway to Kindergarten (such as the Early Years Centre, Library story times, before and after school care, early intervention services, public health etc.). Registration for kindergarten will also be available at this evening.
Friday, December 2
• Christmas Tree Lighting at Station on the Green at 6:30 pm. Hosted by the Tree Society of Creemore. Free hotdogs & apple cider. Hat Contest sponsored by Cardboard Castles. Wear your funny hat!
Saturday, December 3
• Breakfast with Santa hosted by Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School from 8:30 am. Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Kids’ Shopping Room, Treasure Tray Raffles, Kids’ Craft Room, Silent Auction and a visit with Frosty the Snowman and Santa! Children $4, adults $6, family of 4 $18, family of 5 $20.
• Creemore Christmas Market from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Station on the Green. Come check out all the sights and smells of the season with baking, meats, jams, pickles, unique fine jewellery, wood crafts, soaps, stained glass. You’ll find the perfect gift items for that special person, well-loved pet, or even a treat for yourself. Arrive early for best selection! • Grand Opening of Creemore Meat Market from 9 am to 6 pm. Drop in & sample our sausages & cheese. • Curiosity House Book Signing with Sonia Day “The Untamed Garden” from 10 am to noon. • A Merry Little Christmas Craft Show at the Norduff Room, Honeywood Arena from 10 am to 4 pm featuring local crafts & baking, knitting & more. Call 519-925-0731 for more info. • Creemore Santa Claus Parade starting at 1:30 pm. Call John Blohm at 705-466-3130 to register your float. • Curiosity House Art Opening with Bruce Ley & his new acrylic work on canvas “Improbable Conversations”, Kate Esplen’s silver jewellery and weavers Rebecca & Jim Kalbfleisch. • After Parade Arts & Crafts Party at 3 pm at the Creemore Branch of Clearview Public Library. darci-que’s special Christmas crafts table, Michele for family friendly arts and crafts (free) and sit down with Lori Martin from Stuff a Pet to make a furry friend ($15). RSVP appreciated by calling 705-466-3011 but drop-ins welcome. • Trivia Night at Station on the Green starting at 7 pm. $10 per person, maximum of 8 per team. Bring your own snacks. Must be 19 or older. Hosted by Creemore Minor Hockey. Email dharper@ creemoreminorhockey.com or phone 705-466-9959 to confirm your team or for more information.
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, 6920 12/13 Sideroad 705-466-5065; Clearview Station, 7262 12/13 Sideroad 705466-2000; Creemore Comforts, 46 George Street, Creemore 705-466-5221. • Annual Fundraising Christmas Concert at 2 pm at Historic Corbetton Church on the Museum Grounds. Live seasonal music featuring “U4IA”, a men’s barbershop quartet with special guests. $10 or $5 for DCMA members. Includes admission to museum, Holiday Treasures show & yuletide goodies and hot cider. Call to purchase or reserve your tickets to 705-435-1881. Dufferin County Museum & Archives, Hwy 89 & Airport Rd. firstname.lastname@example.org. • St. Luke’s 7th Season of Gift of Music presents “The Amity Trio” Concert (piano, violin and
cello) intimate chamber music at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Caroline Street West at 3 pm. Refreshments following concert. Tickets available at Curiosity House and the Echo $15 per concert. • Christmas with Anne will be presented at St. Paul’s, Singhampton at 3 pm. Hot supper to follow. Free will offering for the Clearview Food Bank. Call 705-444-9140 or 705-445-4199 for info. And yes, carols will be sung! (Storm date: Dec. 11) • Creemore Baptist Church’s Annual Christmas Supper at 5:30 pm. All are welcome.
Monday, December 5
• Collingwood & District Historical Society Meeting with George Czerny. “The Collingwood Shipyards, Ship Launches of the Past”. 7 pm at Leisure Time Club, Minnesota Street, Collingwood. $2 admission.
Friday, December 9
• The Sound Investment Community Choir of Collingwood presents “A Christmas Concert” at 7:30 pm at St. John’s United Church, Creemore. Directed by Brian Rae, Accompanist Keiko YodenKueper. Featuring a variety of Christmas Classics. Admission by donation. • Christmas Extravaganza from 5 to 9 pm at the Clearview Community Church, Stayner, across from Stayner Foodland. Anyone is welcome to come out and pick up any needed items. No charge (donations will be accepted for E3 in Collingwood). All leftover used items will also be going E3. Cake, coffee, tea and juice. Come on out and support your local community! Hosted by SCI grade twelve students.
Saturday, December 10
• Curiosity House Author Signing, Story & Crafts with darci-que and her new book Mollie’s Birthday Party at 10:30 am. • Wagon Rides through the village from noon to 2 pm.
Tuesday, December 13
• Creemore B.I.A. Board Elections. All nominations have to be to either Thom Paterson or Lily White by Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
Saturday, December 17
• Wagon Rides through the village from 1 to 3 pm.
Friday, December 23
• 32nd Annual 95.1 The Peak FM / Hospital Christmas Draw. Win a Sony HDTV, 3D Blue-ray & more! Draw made live on 95.1 The Peak FM starting at 9 am. Tickets $2 on sale at Creemore Echo or online at www.cgmhf.com.
Sunday, December 25
• Community Christmas Dinner at Station on the Green. Social hour serenaded by the Wippers at 4:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm. All welcome. Call 705-466-3126 or email@example.com to reserve your seat, volunteer or donate. TD Canada Trust Account #0330 5202657 will accept financial contributions.
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Inuit Nativity by Diane Hutchings
Diane Hutchings shares her Crèch by Brad Holden Diane Hutchings has long had a fascination with the crèche, something many of you who’ve been around Creemore for a while may be familiar with. If you’re not, crèche is the European word, of French origin, for the Christmas nativity scene. And Hutchings, of course, was the driving force (along with Dorothy Shropshire) behind the “Creemore Community Crèche,” a moving advent display that took place on the snow-covered lawn of St. Luke’s Church back in 2001 and 2002, ending with a nativity on Christmas Eve. Her fascination didn’t end there, however. Over the past few years she’s been sculpting figures for a beautiful Inuit-inspired nativity, and on the weekend of November 10 she took her creation to an international convention of “Friends of the Crèche,” a worldwide nonsectarian, nonpolitical, and nonprofit organization for those who collect, exhibit, study, create, or simply treasure nativity scenes. In the ballroom at the Royal York Hotel, Hutchings displayed her Inuit nativity on a table, and on a screen nearby a Powerpoint demonstration about the building and displaying of the Creemore Community Crèche was shown. Both received major acclaim, and indeed at the end of the show, when pieces from what was judged the five best crèches on display were auctioned off to raise money for the organization, Diane’s Inuit piece fetched $375, the highest amount raised. Amazingly, for every comment Hutchings received about her Inuit nativity (and there were many), she received another praising the spirit of Creemore and registering amazement that the village was able to pull of such a beautiful idea when the Community
Crèche was displayed. During the convention, St. James Cathedral in Toronto also set up an exhibit of crèches from across the world. While this is the first time Toronto, or even Canada, has hosted a Friends of the Crèche get-together, St. James has been exhibiting crèches each December since 2000. Interestingly, it was at the church’s inaugural exhibition that Hutchings got the idea for the Creemore Community Crèche. While rare in Canada, it’s a European tradition for churches to display several elaborate crèches at Christmas time, and Hutchings has long been familiar with it, especially since the tradition is strongest in Belgium, where her husband Rene Cornelissen grew up. The couple have many books about the crèche, and have thought long and hard about its meaning. “To me,” said Diane, “the birth is also the birth of a new year. It’s something to be celebrated, something that we’re all attracted to.”
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Parents of children who will be starting kindergarten in 2012 are invited to attend an information session to meet the teacher and register for kindergarten next week. Pathways to Kindergarten evenings are planned in Creemore on Wednesday, November 30 from 6 to 7 pm at the primary site of Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School and for both primary schools in Stayner at Clearview Meadows on Tuesday, November 29 from 6 to 8 pm. The event will offer parents a chance to see how their child is developing and offer some hints as to how to prepare them for their first year at school. Busing and community program information will be available and all those attending will receive a bag full of ideas and resources. If your child is attending a Simcoe County District School Board school and you would like to register them at this event you are asked to bring a birth certificate, immunization records and proof of address. For further information contact Margie at 705-446-0816.
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THE WAY WE WERE
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It seems years since reading in The Creemore Echo that Pat and Chris Raible had initiated a movement to restore a log cabin discovered in our town and destined for the wrecking crew, This cabin had been occupied Ken THORNTON for many years by Marlyn Shaw, who through necessity now resides in a nursing home. Through the efforts of the Raibles and several volunteers the cabin now occupies its rightful place between the Creemore Library and our popular jail, having been restored to its original condition. Although I had previously not met Marlyn, I felt is appropriate to include a number of accomplishments that will remain in the minds of many of us as an inspiration. Born west of Creemore on March 8th 1934, he lived with his grandmother whom he always called “Mum”. Restricted by physical afflictions this proved of little deterrent for Marlyn Shaw. In his early teens he spent a number of years in a rehabilitation centre in Toronto where he learned to adapt to his physical condition. One of his first achievements was to acquire an Italian vehicle known as the Isette. Special controls were affixed to permit Marlyn to operate it and when receiving a driver’s license, he was allotted a distance of approximately eight miles. Due to Marlyn’s outgoing personality, when stopped he never received a ticket. Of an entrepreneurial bent, Marlyn’s activities included a paper route for the Toronto Telegram using a three-wheeled bike. He even garnered customers to mow their lawns and plough their driveways. Among his hobbies was attending the drive-in theatre, repairing bicycles or enjoying a drive to Saskatchewan on a Greyhound bus to visit relatives. Today he watches television from which he derives much satisfaction. To those who take physical attributes for granted, imagine for a moment when Marlyn drove a car, he was required to use his toe to operate the controls and today his television is equipped with a set of oversized buttons permitting him to change channels by using his toe. It is reminiscent of an old saying, “Nothing is impossible… it just takes a little longer.” After Marlyn’s grandmother passed away he spent nearly twenty years living in the cabin by himself he learned to look after himself. Not one to complain about his physical inabilities Marlyn enjoys life and reflects an inspiration to his peers. Keep up the good work my friend, we admire your perseverance and all you have accomplished.
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This photo, submitted by May Johnston was taken in 1959 by her daughter Eileen. Eileen, at the age of 16, had the honour of driving tree trimmers to their jobs. Among those who had the task of pruning the pines were – in no particular order: Robin Boyce, Carol Boyce, Tom Young, Ron Johnston, Gary Green, Wayne Weatherall and Clem Macailroy.
Avening Women’s Institute On November 10 Avening W.I. met at the home of Eileen Martin with 15 members and one guest present, P r e s i d e n t D o ro t h y S h ro p s h i re welcomed everyone and opened the meeting by reading two Remembrance Day Poems and an article written by a German lady expressing her memories of the war and its hardships. Next year Women’s Day will be held at Elmvale. The Provincial Conference will be held June 10 at Ridgetown. Victorian Christmas at Simcoe County Museum will be December 8 and 9. Motions were passed to donate $50 to St. John’s Church for the use of their church on December 8, to donate $50 to Breakfast with Santa at Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School, and to donate $100 to the Tree of Life Campaign at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Joan Morby gave a report on the area Convention at Simcoe County Museum on October 20. Cindy Lockhart, Area President, has been nominated for president of the Federated Institute of Ontatio. Eileen Martin, Convenor of International Affairs, read an article she had prepared on International Treaties such as the Magna Carta in 1912, The Hague Conference, Geneva Conference, Treaty of Versailles in 1919, Armistice in 1919 and in 1945
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the United Nations was formed to replace the League of Nations. The United Nations headquarters are in New York, Geneva and Vienna and there are now 193 member nations. The roll call was name a member country of the United Nations and tell the year they joined. The members named the countries such as Great Britain, Canada, U.S.A., and Australia that joined in 1945, Switzerland joined in 2002. Eileen introduced her guest speaker Donna Jebb. Donna is 1st Vicepresident of Simcoe Area Women’s Institute. The Associated Country Women of the World (A.C.W.W.) have representation at the United Nations in all three locations and in fact were one of the founding members of the United Nations. Donna is our representative at the United Nations and she attends meetings in New York. The aim of the A.C.W.W. is to raise the standard of living of living of rural women and families through education, training and community development programs such as Water for All and Women Feed the World. Our Christmas potluck will be held at St. John’s United Church Hall at 6 pm. Bring a guest, a donation to the Food Bank and instead of a gift exchanges bring a hat or mittens to donate to the Christmas Tree, and bring your own dishes.
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Sidewinder winner today. High score was Alinda Bishop 303, Doreen Murray 282, Marg Hope 279 and Art Bishop 260. Low was Norma Johnston with 98. Dave Smith has a $20 silver coin that he recently acquired from the mint. On this coin are two men in canoes – one going upstream, and one coming downstream. Dave explained to me (with a wicked gleam in his eye!) that this was what he called his “Mantracker” coin, and that was Mantracker in the canoe – first going upstream to find his prey, and then when he couldn’t find them/missed them – back down stream to see if he could locate them there. Now if there were only legs under those canoes, it would have been more creditable! I realize that this next item is a little late for this year, but when Norma Johnston let me know about her granddaughter’s poem, I thought maybe late or not, that it was such a thoughtful poem – written by a ten year old – that it would bear being printed again.
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In Remembrance What do you see, people? What do you see when you look at me? A crabby old man who minds his own business But if you really knew me, You would treat me with kindness You don’t really know me, You don’t know where I’ve been You don’t know what I’ve done, And what I’ve seen, I was in the war, I was through it all, I heard the pain, The cries going through the hall, So take a closer look at what I am, I am just a very brave man So think about how you are free, And remember me. This was written by Cheyanne Johnston, and won first prize at her school and at the Dundalk Legion for November 11th poetry. It was printed in last week’s Dundalk Herald, but it bears repeating. Very well done, Cheyanne!
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Harb’s playing has been described as “effortless and thoughtful... a must see guitarist” (Dr. Garry Antonio), with “exceptional musicianship and technical accuracy” (Dr. Alexander Dunn). John Wiens, Montreal’s Live Music Examiner’s critic, said of Harb’s playing that he appeared to be “reaching out with music to touch and feel what cannot be said”, and that he was a “musical master of melancholy!”’ Enjoy The Gift of Music at St. Luke’s this Sunday, November 27 at 3 pm to hear an exciting classical guitarist who is well on his way to becoming a major player on the world stage. Tickets are $15 at Curiosity House Books, The Creemore Echo, or at the door. Following the concert you can meet Tariq in person as everyone relaxes with friends and neighbours over complimentary refreshments.
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Friday, November 25, 2011 •
Seen & Heard around Creemore MICHAEL TUPLING MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
The North Dufferin Community Centre, or as most of us call it, the Honeywood Arena, played host to a charity hockey event to commemorate a Michael Tupling who died last year in an agricultural accident. Over $14,000 was raised and the money will go towards a new Zamboni as well as helping kids who need financial aid to play hockey. Pictured above: Mike’s widow Shannon with daughter Myah; brother Chester Tupling with his son Griffin, Chester’s wife Karla and nephew Wyatt Bailey; Mike’s mother Lois Tupling; Ryan Aldcorn and Mike’s sister-in-law Erin Bailey holding Mike’s son Hudson.
Michael Bennett loads his truck with the many warm items donated to the Out of the Cold Program. Donations are still being accepted at The Creemore Echo.
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• The Creemore Echo •
Friday, November 25, 2011
Duntroon Public School enjoys its last Christmas ROCKSIDE REPORT
bedwarmer teddy bears, and With a light dusting of snow some lovely baby items, all setting the scene, gently locally made. It was also foretelling of the season to a great chance to source come, both tire stores and some interesting holiday ‘The One Stop Christmas ideas, from cookie masters Shop’ at Duntroon School Creative Ginger: (I’m enjoyed crowds getting ready Suzanne hoping to order some of for what lies ahead. A sold WESETVIK her homemade, reasonably out bake table (is there any priced, beautiful and tasty other kind?) and chili dinner, gingerbreads, shaped as a large ivy bustling atmosphere, and responses wreath as well as innovative candy from various vendors indicated that cane- and star-shaped teacup hangers), Duntroon’s event was a resounding to balloon experts (Rise UP: from full success. Congratulations to the School size balloon Santa sculptures – the Council group, particularly Robin Duntroon Hall won an auctioned one Ardila and Jenn McCarl, who were for the family Christmas parties there able to pull it all together so quickly – to very popular individual balloon and so well. In the 100 mile style, it was corsages), and cool crafted creations for gratifying to see and support so many children (smitten with the flag banners different local artisans and entrepreneurs from Polly Taylor, whose 3 Peas in a in Duntroon, an excellent opportunity Pod is unfortunately closing, but is now for stocking up on handknit dishcloths offering her design services privately,). (an old family friend who used to keep Dopey Kid Originals, an educational toy us well stocked moved way up north: we store in Stayner (the name, regrettably, miss you Wanda!), finding handmade
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does not say it all) was on stage keeping kids engaged with seasonal crafts, and offering an array of interesting gift ideas. The success and spirit of the evening is tempered by the sadness that it was a first and last for the school, which will be shuttering up as Duntroon’s public school this coming June. All of the funds raised from the evening are earmarked for the final commemorative party and reunion of Duntroon students, slated for the end of May 2012 – more details will be provided as planning progresses. In preparation for the festivities, the School Council is seeking photos and images (any originals can be copied onsite at the school and returned), stories and legends, and memorabilia for display. With a recently uncovered stash of old yearbooks providing additional inspiration, a final yearbook may also be in the offing, if there is sufficient volunteer interest and items to warrant it. The Ontario Ministry of Education, after an extension to their own deadline that conveniently pushed its response until after the recent provincial election, has now summarily dismissed a request for a review of the Duntroon School ARC. Spearheaded by Councillor Thom Paterson, the request had lofty and admirable goals, items which will now have to be addressed through other forums. Key to the request were identifying improvements for the school consolidation/ARC process, to encourage school board staff and trustees to be more transparent, responsive and accountable to the volunteers working
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together on ARCs, and also seeking changes in the provincial rural education policy, where funding makes supporting small local community schools a burden on many school boards. Councillor Paterson remains concerned about the future of our Clearview schools, especially those with 200 or less students, as neither the current provincial funding formula, nor the Simcoe School Board’s own policies support these schools’ continuing operation. With returned MPP Jim Wilson’s election pledge “to fight to ensure the funding formula meets the needs of single school communities” – schools such as Duntroon, Creemore and Nottawa – Councillor Paterson is seeking the MPP’s renewed support in highlighting rural school issues at the provincial level. With the spotlight on green energy issues after the last election results, when many media identified turbine conflicts as costing Liberals critical seats, rural education policy has had a lesser profile. This even though the education policy can be similar in its disruptive and divisive impact on communities, and counters ‘green’ government initiatives by removing local schools from communities, thereby increasing bussing. Hopefully an invigorated PC opposition including MPP Wilson will bring attention to and work with the government to achieve rural education reforms during the upcoming session, as local school boards are ill-equipped to resolve these issues themselves.
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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, November 25, 2011
Bev Hostyn (Barrie Chapter of M.A.D.D.) Kevin Arnott (S.C.I.), Albert Veira (M.A.D.D Canada) Michelle Nuttley of Students Against Drunk Driving at the movie presentation.
M.A.D.D. MOVIE Light found in Good Work (Continued from page 1) about to walk in the door. Systemic problems abound as well. All pregnant women must bring all their own supplies, right down to a bucket to cleanse themselves with. And should they need drugs, family members are sent to the nearby drug store to buy them, often at prices that equal several weeks’ salary. But through all this heaviness, Lilly found light as well, especially through the work of the nongovernmental organization that brought her to Haiti. Besides operating mobile clinics (in a pink jeep) and covering shifts at the nearby hospital, Midwives for Haiti’s main focus is a school that helps Haitian women to become “skilled birth attendants.” A step below midwifes, skilled birth attendants are still equipped to help babies come into the world in a country where most of them just arrive with no professional help. Martin showed us pictures on Facebook of the current class graduating, which was happening a few days before this article was written. She also
showed us a picture of the long line of women lining up, wearing their finest clothes, hoping to gain a position in next year’s class. One of those women will be accepted, and will have her year’s tuition paid by members of the Creemore community who bought raffle tickets before Martin and Metheral left in late October. The travellers also dropped off more than 200 pounds worth of medical supplies and linens at Midwives for Haiti and at the orphanage down the road, where Metheral spent some of her time volunteering. In the time that Martin has been back, she’s been reflecting quite a bit on her experience, “letting it kind of settle,” she said, before she thinks about returning next year. She’s heading in that direction, though, you can see it in her eyes. “It’s just really unfair that these women and babies have to suffer so much, simply because they and, even more so, their country are poor,” she said. “It felt good to help them, even if it was for a short time. And I’m grateful that people here did their part as well.”
Stayner Collegiate Institute students saw first hand the Damages that can be caused by impaired driving during a video presentation by the same name presented by M.A.D.D. Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) . “It was really sad! I cried all through the video!” said grade 10 student Shannon. Indeed, the entire audience was deeply moved by the presentation and especially emotional when Bev Hostyn, rose from the crowd to tell how her life was torn apart by the death of her granddaughter, Kristin, who was depicted in the movie. M.A.D.D. Canada’s statistics from 2008 state the damage in terms of fatalities, injuries and costs of alcohol and drug related accidents; 1,162 individuals were killed in impairment-related vehicle crashes; 68,538 people were injured; the cost of injuries and property loss has been estimated at 21.62 billion dollars; and, the emotional scarring itself is beyond measure. At the end of the presentation, teacher and Students Against Impaired Driving staff advisor, Kevin Arnott – himself the brother of a grade 9 student whose life was ended by an impaired driver – concluded that, “There is hope… the hope that people’s lives will be changed by such presentations. If one person makes a wise decision when impaired, or in the company of someone impaired, it could save lives and endless grief.”
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Christmas with Anne. Matthew buys Anne a dress, and other stories, will be read on Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm at St. Paul’s, Singhampton, hot supper to follow. Free will offering for Clearview Food Bank. And yes, Carols will be sung! For info call 705-444-9140, 705445-4199. (storm date: Dec. 11)
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We wish to thank our neighbours on Kathleen Cres. for their quick response on August 24th after John’s terrible accident, Police, Paramedics, Emergency Personnel at Collingwood Hospital, all Doctors and Nurses involved, especially Dr. Cheng, Dr. Houston and Dr. Lotto, etc. Our thanks to neighbours on Dominion Dr. and close friends in Creemore, our Church family, friends from Florida and relatives for fruit baskets, food, cards, phone calls and the many prayers going up in so many churches across this country. Special thanks to our wonderful children who have helped in so many ways. Thanks to neighbours and family that have kept grass cut and everything outside prepared for winter. After the second operation on Sept. 6th, rehab at Penetang and three long months John is back home but still healing. Once again Thanks to all & God Bless. John & Evelyn Knappett We wish to sincerely thank our family, friends and neighbours for their prayers, phone calls, cards, flowers & treats. Your thoughtfulness during a time of illness & surgery has been very much appreciated. Merry Christmas to all. Milton & Marion McArthur I wish to thank everyone who participated in my book launch on Saturday, November 19 at Station on the Green. Special recognition to the St. John’s Gals who provided the lunch, Marilyn Chenier for her contribution, Page Graphics for going the extra mile, & especially my friends from Tai Chi. Thank you all, it was appreciated. Ken Thornton A heartfelt thanks to all that contributed to the success of the Meet and Greet hosted by the Tree Society of Creemore last Friday. We were very humbled to be paid such a warm tribute. Thanks to all who attended and those who phoned or sent cards in appreciation of our efforts to make certain that Creemore enjoys a nice assortment of attractive trees. Diane and Brian Mckay
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Devil’s Glen Country Club is a private ski club seeking older individuals to work in Parking, Ticket Checking & Line Marshalling. Individuals should be
team-oriented, outgoing and willing to work holidays/weekends out of doors. Resumes can be dropped off in person at the club’s Main Office or by email; email@example.com. Only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.
The Sound Investment Community Choir of Collingwood presents “A Christmas Concert” on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 pm at St. John’s United Church, Creemore. Directed by Brian Rae, Accompanist Keiko YodenKueper. Featuring a variety of Christmas Classics. Admission by donation. A Victorian Fairytale Christmas like you’ve never seen before. Hundreds of antique linen and lace, fine china and silver, Christmas of all vintages from rustic to Victorian all decking the halls of our 1878 farmhouse. Handmade gifts include soaps, knitwears, honeybutters, baking, gift baskets and more. Evening fireside tea and scones by reservation. Make this a Christmas to remember. OPEN Nov 26-Dec 24, 10am-5pm daily. Bring slippers. Accepting cash and cheques. Evenings by appointment. 2kms East of Stayner on Hwy26 to Centerline Rd., South 3kms to Con. 9, East 1km to “A Day at Victoria’s” (fire#5681). Cathy 705-428-0445. Hate decorating for Christmas? Hire Karen to set up your indoor decorations including Christmas tree. Call 705466-2262. Businesses & Groups! Would you like to wish your community a Merry Christmas? Contact Creemore Echo by Monday, November 28 and reserve a space in our Annual Christmas Greetings issue which comes out on Friday, December 9. 705-466-9906 or firstname.lastname@example.org or fax us at 705-466-9908.
SKI PATROL AT DEVIL’S GLEN
in memoriam McLeod – In loving memory of Donald A. McLeod April 25, 1925 to November 23, 2008. There is no parting from those we love. No distance can divide For today in memory’s garden We still walk side by side Each dawning day a thought of him At eventide a prayer And in the hearts that loved him He always will be there. Loved and remembered by Betty, Dawnna, Lynda, Robert and their families
lost / found Lost Cat – Jacki. Female, spayed, short hair, charcoal colour. Owner is heartbroken! Call 705-466-2357. Found cat – Female grey & white cat. Found over a month ago. Call the Bakers at 705-428-5693.
David and Sherry Wilson Wish to invite you to our Special
ANTIQUE, ART AND GIFTWARE
With a special selection of MOIRA DEDRICK’S art at great prices at DAVID WILSON’S GALLERY/STUDIO Sat. Nov 26 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sun. Nov. 27 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Devil’s Glen is an exclusive private ski resort located near Singhampton, 10km south of Collingwood and 5kms from Creemore. Devil's Glen provides its members with some of the best downhill terrain in Ontario. For the upcoming season, The Glen has immediate openings for volunteer patrollers.
3067 Conc. 3, S. Nottawasaga just off George St.
Eligible candidates must be: • At least 18 years of age • Registered or hold current certification with the Canadian Ski Patrol System • Strong intermediate skier / snowboarder (able to ski / ride all terrain at the Club) • Volunteers are to be available to patrol a minimum of 12 weekend days • Excellent team members with strong communications skills
PERSIAN CARPETS, ANTIQUES & ART AUCTION
Along with the benefit of skiing or boarding at one of the best resorts in Ontario, patrollers also receive numerous incentives. If you have the skills we’re looking for and are interested in being part of the Devil's Glen Patrol please contact Rory Boyes at 705-445-4890 ext. 225 or email@example.com
Saturday, December 3 @10am Creemore Legion Hall
to feature Importer Liquidation of over 60 quality handloomed wool Persian carpets, Canadiana, Victorian & Edwardian furniture, estate glass & china, Canadian & Native art, Inuit sculpture, LE prints tapestry, oil lamps, vintage lighting, antique dolls, vintage clothing, linens, brass & copperware, clocks, crocks, books, old toys, collectibles, etc.
John Simpson Auctioneer 1-800-438-8138 Details at www.simpsonauctions.com
• The Creemore Echo •
Friday, November 25, 2011
ECho Decorate the Season with Joy!
Victorian Values 128 Mill St. 466.6327
Gifts for him. Gifts for her. One for yourself? Great selection! Shop local! Creemore Village Pharmacy 171 Mill Street • 705-466-2311
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
Creemore Christmas Tree Lighting 6:30pm, Station on the Green
Breakfast with Santa 8:30am, Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School
B&B Cookie Tour
Winter fashion from many Canadian designer collections.
Christmas Farmer’s Market 9am, Station on the Green
Gift Of Music - the Amity Trio (piano, violin and cello) 3pm, St. Lukes Anglican Church
Creemore Santa Claus Parade 1:30pm, Downtown Creemore Delicious, warm food & beverage samples ($2) will be available
Creemore 100 Mile Store’s “A Local Christmas” 10am, 19 Elizabeth St. W Gifts, Samplings & More
Creemore 100 Mile Store’s “A Local Christmas” 10am, 19 Elizabeth St. W Gifts, Samplings & More
DINE, SHOP & PLAY IN DECEMBER Dec 10th, 10:30am – Author Signing, Story & Crafts with darci-que – Curiosity House Books Dec 10, 12pm-2pm & Dec 17th, 1pm-3pm – Wagon Rides through the Village Dec 11 & 18th – Creemore 100 Mile Store’s A Local Christmas Fabulous Gifts & Holiday Entertaining Ideas, Kids’ Activities, Cooking Demonstrations & More! Donations welcome for new, unwrapped toys at participating locations. creemoreontario.com
142 Mill Street • 705.466.6767
Creemore House of Stitches
The Perfect Book All Wrapped Up.
Get your special holiday orders in today.
Curiosity House Books
Dec. 3 Come visit us Sat. Dec. 3 from 9am to 6 pm to Enjoy free samples of our sausages & cheeses. Serving hot dogs and hot cider from 11am.
134 Mill St. Creemore • 705.466.3400
RIBBON CUTTING AT 10AM
open 7 days a week
151 Mill St. 705-466-2318
a culinary cache!
"great stocking stuffers & gifts" Corner Mill & Francis Sts. Open noon every day (10 am on Sat)
* 12 Days of Christmas Special Features * Men’s Shopping Night Dec. 9th 7-9pm * Drop off your Dry Cleaning early * Like us on Facebook & Twitter for updates
122 Mill Street, Creemore • 705-466-6363
Remax Creemore Hills Realty
Join us on Sat Dec 3rd for "Jamaican Sorrel (Hibiscus) Christmas Punch"
Quilt, Yarn & Fabric Shop
With so many local gift ideas we had to expand for the holidays. Visit us Dec 3, 4, 11 & 18, 10am to 5pm at
The ‘100 Mile Holiday Studio’ 19 Elizabeth Street West in Creemore
Your Christmas Baking is all wrapped up at
Broker of Record 705-466-3070 • CreemoreHillsRealty.com
See you at the Creemore Farmers’ Market December 3
An eclectic mix of new, vintage and antiques
We have a vast selection of seasonal treats Christmas Shortbread Cookies • Mincemeat Tarts Christmas Fruit Cakes • Yule Logs and more
148 MILL ST. CREEMORE • 466.5621
...furniture, jewellery & accessories ...original ne art & prints ...christmas collectibles ... snowmen, snowmen, snowmen
168 Mill St. Creemore • 705 466-6278 firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance ordering of custom gift baskets available 416-961-7183 email@example.com