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The Creemore

Echo

Friday, December 2, 2011

Vol. 11 No. 48

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News and views in and around Creemore

INSIDE THE ECHO

A Champion Horse Breeder

Returning Musicians

Amity Trio up next at St. Luke’s

Rusty wins big with Maple Lane Misty

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THE BIG WINNER Ken Thornton had the honour of drawing the final winner of the Station on the Green Big Greens 50/50 draw this week in the comforts of Laurie Copeland’s Cardboard Castles store (it was snowing outside!). The winner, who will receive $4,670, is... drum roll please... wait for it... none other than... Pat Prime!

If you’ve not yet caught the Christmas spirit, you’ll have it by the end of this weekend! The annual Christmas in the Valley festival kicks off on the evening of Friday, December 4, with the lighting of Creemore’s brand new Christmas Tree (see page 4 for more on that). The Tree Society-sponsored event will feature hot dogs, cider, carols and the annual “funny hat” contest. Saturday morning will see two great events – the Christmas market at the Station and Breakfast with Santa at NCPS (for the second year in a row featuring all-local food!). And following that, at 1 pm, is the big event, the best Santa Claus parade this side of the North Pole. Wave to your friends on the floats, dance to the marching bands and wait anxiously for the arrival of the Jolly Old Elf himself!

A cookie tour? What a great idea!

A PLEA FROM MULMUR TWP

by Brad Holden Clearview Council was circulated a resolution of Mulmur Council Monday night, in which Mulmur urged the Province of Ontario to either adopt a standardized compliance checklist of requirements to ensure that Green Energy projects are being installed appropriately, or amend the requirements of the Green Energy Act so that all such facilities are subject to the municipal consultation/approval process. (See “A smattering” on page 3)

by Brad Holden Members of the Creemore & Area Bed and Breakfast Association are opening their doors from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, December 4 for their first annual “Open House and Cookie Tasting Tour.” The goal of the event, said Lily White of the Cedar Pond B&B, is to show both visitors and locals what the establishments have to offer, in hopes of encouraging more tourist overnights in the Creemore area. There will be maps to the other B&Bs at each stop, and visitors will be given a bag with four Christmas cookies (two varieties) by each host. Donations will also be received for the Creemore Community Christmas Fund. Addresses for the B&Bs can be found in the ad on page 3.

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, December 2, 2011

Community Calendar

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

This Weekend 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 sausages & cheese. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 am. • Curiosity House Book Signing with Sonia Day “The Untamed Garden” from 10 am to noon. • 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. • Creemore Santa Claus Parade starting at 1:30 pm. Call John Blohm at 705-466-3130 to register your float. • Curiosity House Art Opening from 2 to 4 pm 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

• Church Services are on page 5. • 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. • 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.

Upcoming Events Monday, December 5

• Adult Skating at Stayner Arena every Monday through the winter from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Contact Joan at 705-428-2711. • 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.

Tuesday, December 6

• Creemore Adult Skating starting today 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.

Friday, December 9

• Creemore Legion Friday Night Supper from 5 to 6:45 pm. Pork roast, potatoes & veggies, salad, dessert, coffee/tea. $13 adults, under 7 $6. Call to reserve at 705-466-2202. • 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 Yoden-Kueper. A variety of Christmas Classics. Admission by donation.

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Julie & Paul and families

Join Neil at his Half a Century Party

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 8pm at the Creemore Legion Lounge

Happy 50th Birthday Neil

• 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

• Open House Craft Sale at the home of Muriel Day, 1 Jardine Crescent, Creemore from 10 am to 3 pm. Call 705-466-3372 for more details. • Curiosity House Author Signing, Story & Crafts with darci-que and her new book Mollie’s Birthday Party from 10:30 am to noon. • Santa’s Workshop downtown from 1 to 3 pm. • Wagon Rides through the village from 1 to 3 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

• Santa’s Workshop downtown from 1 to 3 pm. • Wagon Rides through the village from noon to 2 pm.

The Sound Investment Community Choir of Collingwood presents

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Friday December 9th, 7:30 PM St John's United Church, Creemore Featuring a variety of Christmas Classics Directed by: Brian Rae, Accompanist Keiko Yoden-Kueper. Admission by Donation

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Sunday, December 18

• St. Luke’s 7th Season of Gift of Music presents “The Divas” sopranoes Sahara Sloane & Cassandra Warner along with a tenor & a baritone at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Caroline Street West at 3 pm. Refreshments following concert. Tickets at Curiosity House and the Echo $15 per concert.

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 dianemc22@rogers.com to reserve your seat, volunteer or donate. TD Canada Trust Account #0330 5202657 will accept financial contributions.

Next Year

• Wondering what’s going on next year? Check out the calendar on www.thecreemoreecho.com

NOTICE

Hunting in the Dufferin County Forest 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. Corporation of the County of Dufferin


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A smattering of energy and growth issues at Council (Continued from page 1) Roof-mount solar panels currently require building permits from municipalities. Pose-mount panels and wind turbines require no building permits and exist completely outside of the muncipal approvals process. Mulmur Township has learned this the hard way, as the resolution told of a recent pose-mounted solar array being built on a municipal road allowance. The mistake was likely an honest one, as the fence line of the farm had included some of the road allowance for decades, but the Township would never have found out had not one of their roads employees noticed the problem while driving past. The future of the offending array remains under discussion. Upon receiving the motion, members of Clearview Council agreed with it in principle but wondered if a corresponding resolution could be made in Clearview’s own wording. Councillor Brent Preston indicated he would bring a new motion to Council at its next meeting.

Maple Valley Turbine Talk

Councillor Preston also brought Council up to date on the mood in his ward since the announcement (or re-announcement) of a fiveturbine wind development north of Maple Valley and east of County Road 124. There has been a lot of knocking on doors in the past two weeks he said, and “there is a pretty solid consensus that residents in the area don’t want this kind of development.” Preston also told Council that the residents have a “very good understanding of the Township’s lack

of decision-making power, but they will be looking to Council for support.”

Growth Facilitator Speaks

Simcoe County’s long-standing limbo regarding growth took a step toward its conclusion in November, but the final solution is still impossible to predict. Mayor Ferguson brought a copy of a letter to Council Monday night, written by the Minister of Infrastructure and addressed to him. It reported that the Provincial Development Facilitator, who had been assigned to study the controversial Places to Grow amendment that dictated the numbers of new residents each Simcoe County municipality would be allowed to plan for, has come back to the Minister with her final recommendations. What those recommendations are, though, remain a mystery. The letter stated that they “focus on addressing three issues in particular” and that those issues were the distributions of growth forecasts

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Procedural Bylaw Reviewed

One year into their term, members of Clearview Council looked over their procedural by-law and discovered not much wrong with it Monday night. There was a suggestion that public meetings could be moved from 7 pm to 5:30 or 6 pm, so as to avoid the occasional break between short Council meetings and 7 pm public meetings. It was decided to leave things the way they are, however, to give people a chance to get to public meetings after work.

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, December 2, 2011

Opinion EDITORIAL

It’s Santa Weekend!

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THE WAY WE WERE

There is nothing like the Christmas in the Valley weekend to get you in the holiday spirit. If you play it right, within 24 hours of picking up this paper you can drink cider, sing carols, watch our community tree light up, attend a yummy, festive, local breakfast where you might catch a quick glimpse of Santa himself, shop at the Market for everyone on your list, and then shuffle on over to the wonderful Creemore Santa Claus Parade, where the strength of our volunteer community is on display for all to see. Merry Christmas!

This postcard, brought in by Helen Blackburn, shows the bridge that used to cross the Mad River, just east of where it’s joined by the Noisy. The bridge joined the 6th Line of Nottawasaga on each side, before there was a road following the Mad River from Creemore to Smithdale and Glen Huron. You can just make out the tracks of the railroad, which was the only way to make that trip in those days, rounding the hill.

LETTER

Parade thank yous Letter to the Editor: As the Christmas season approaches, I am always reminded of the effort that goes on behind the scenes in putting the Santa Claus Parade together. We are fortunate in Creemore for having so many volunteers, and one of our unsung heroes is a gentleman by the name of John Blohm who, since the resignation of Reg Westbrooke approximately 12 years ago, had devoted many hours to make this event the success it is noted for. The unending phone calls, letters of requests, cancellations etcetera is enough to cause a lesser man to throw in the towel; however, John is made of sterner stuff. Due to health problems one year ago, John is now assisted by his wife Marie, as well as his daughters Katharine (a firefighter) and Joanne (a Tim Hortons proprietor). Their assistance is invaluable. The variety of entries create an excitement not to be missed. There’s a pair of dogs the size of ponies, entered by Colleen and Gary Stamp. I am waiting for the day when darci-que harnesses her entourage of mutts to haul her down the street accompanied by a plethora of balloons. The CCI marching band is always a crowd pleaser, and we are privileged to have them. This year a second marching band has been added under the sponsorship of the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society, whose contribution as a group of dedicated citizens is much appreciated. Credit should also be given to the originator of the reindeer whose mechanical action create a sense of reality as they proceed down Mill Street. Kudos to John Harper for his skills in assembling this masterpiece. Another source deserving applause is the fundraising dinner and dance for the parade, initiated by Michael Bennett, whose persistence and dedication has paid off. And of course we musn’t omit the jolly old man himself with his familiar baritone: ho, ho,ho! I am amazed that he hasn’t taught Rudolph how to play the bagpipes... oh well, maybe next year! As an observer, I would like to congratulate these community minded volunteers on a job well done, with acknowledgement to John Blohm, the catalyst, who spearheads the parade and freely admits that without his family’s assistance, as well as that of a great group of volunteers, this monumental task might not continue. Prost to everyone, and Merry Christmas! Ken Thornton, Creemore

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A Christmas tree that will endure Dear Editor: Just a few weeks ago, thanks to contributions from the community, the Tree Society of Creemore was able to plant seven trees on village streets to replace some of our beautiful but dying maples. Just last Saturday, with more community donations, we were able to plant a permanent Christmas tree to help celebrate the joy of the season instead of having to cut one down every year. The Tree Society is immensely grateful to a number of donors who collectively helped to make possible the beautiful white fir tree which we know will bring many years of pleasure to the village in holiday celebration. Stuart and Vicki

Lazier generously donated the tree from their property in the Mulmur Hills, Jacob McCague of Lodestar Tree Service donated his amazing expertise and equipment to relocate the tree and a wonderful donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, added financial support to help our volunteers complete the task. Our sincere thanks to them all on behalf of the community and we hope they will join us for the first lighting of the new Christmas tree on Friday evening. Rowlie Fleming, Tree Society of Creemore Ed: To see photos of the tree planting, visit thecreemoreecho.com.

In defence of letter writers to Leitch Dear Editor, I feel obliged to comment on Bill Jeffery’s opinions as expressed in his letter (Echo Nov. 11th) concerning the letter of Lois and Gary Cauthers (Echo Nov. 4th.) That letter contained a copy of their letter, sent in August to their MP, Dr. Kellie Leitch and noted their unsuccessful attempts to obtain a reply. The Cauthers should not be vilified for their rightful attempt, in their capacity of taxpayers and voters, to obtain information on the policies of their government through the prescribed channel. I found their letter, commencing with congratulations on Dr. Leitch’s election victory and finishing with a sincere wish  for her success in her new career both reasonable and courteous. The object of the letter was to clarify the government’s position on six of their current policies together with Dr. Leitch’s personal views. These matters are of concern to many people other than the Cauthers as is evidenced by how many times they creep into everyday conversations. Mr. Jeffery’s comparisons are without validity. To the best of our knowledge, Canada does not knowingly export defective/unsafe cars in the manner that it knowingly exports toxic asbestos. If Canada knowingly exports tobacco products without similar warnings to

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those put on tobacco products for use in Canada, that is also an issue that should be addressed. It may interest Mr. Jeffery to learn that two Federal Conservative MPs have voiced their objection to the proposed mega quarry despite the fact that it is a Provincial matter. Michael Chong, the MP for Wellington/Halton Hills, stood in the House of Commons demanding a Federal Environmental Assessment be done and David Tilson, the MP for Dufferin/Caledon, has circulated a petition with the same demands. Both of these Federal MPs expressed grave concerns regarding the negative effects this quarry would have on the lives of their constituents.  One must sympathize with Dr. Leitch in what must be a very difficult transition, from what I imagine to have been a somewhat rarified position of a respected surgeon in a Toronto hospital to the hurly burly of a political career in which she is expected to tread a tightrope between widely different viewpoints. However, the choice has been made and I am sure the many rewards will more than compensate for the less pleasant duties. The Cauthers have done us all a service and I commend them for it. Esmonde Clarke, Singhampton.  

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and Gerri Miller. Gerri There were 52 out for won the travelling prize, cards today, and Bob Veale and Jim scooped the money introduced newcomer up from the Sidewinders. Mary Gilchrist, who High scorers were got a round of applause Gerri Miller 275, Janice to welcome her. He then Stephens 273, Dean mentioned the Thank You Sylvia Chestnut 251 and Audrey for our donation to the GALE Tidd 246. Low was Peter Santa Claus Parade Fund. Gubbels with 111. We got Bob then announced an a kick out of Gerri – she won the upcoming supper, with country $1 for a moon shot, and $5 for the gospel entertainment, to be held travelling prize (last moon shot), and at 6:45 pm on Friday, December when she was handed another $5 for 2 at Emmanuel Church on County having high score, she went around Road 124 (formerly Hwy 24). Horssaying something like “I LIKE this d’oeuvre at 6:15 pm with turkey place – they are giving me money supper at 6:45. The cost is $25, and from every direction!” please call to reserve a place. Ray Leighton missed his “Girl The 50/50 draws went to Sylvia Friday” this week as Irene Dolson, Gale, Pat Winger, Kevin Keogh, who always gives Ray a hand, wasn’t Wilma Bannerman, Marge Douglas, feeling great, so she decided to stay Alinda Bishop, Wilma Zeggil and at home. So Ray was working like a Art Bishop, which brought some one-armed paper hanger to keep up groans. It seemed that one table had – but he did well! a lock on luck today as Kevin, Wilma We are sorry to mention that a Bannerman, Alinda and Art were long-time resident of the Dunedin/ all at the same table! That doesn’t C r e e m o r e a r e a , E r n i e C l e a r y, happen very often – so everyone passed away recently. Ernie will was wanting them to share the good be remembered by all the old-time “vibes,” or whatever it was that they locals, and by many others as the had going for them. chap who made maple syrup. Our Moon shots were few and far condolences to all of Ernie’s large between today. There were only three, and extended family. played by Jim Rigney, Effie Taylor

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2011 is the 100th anniversary of the Gideon Society, and since 1946 the Gideons have been giving New Testaments to Grade 5 pupils – which meant that I was one of the “early” (probably 1948) recipients. At any rate, I treasured that wee book, and, as most of us didn’t have many things like that of  our “very own,” even the boys were quite careful handling them – and everyone took them home. I’ll bet there are lots of houses with the wee wine coloured New Testaments around from that era. At any rate, I just read that the schools in some areas are being pressured to deny the Gideons, who have been giving out New Testaments for 65 years, the right to continue to do so. What will be really sad would be to have school boards give in to this pressure. After all, the New Testament does not incite school kids to do too much rioting, etc. All they need to do is to allow freedom of choice as to whether you would like a New Testament – or not. But time will tell – this may be another case where they are going to end up throwing the baby out with the bath water. The Echo printed a picture in the “Way We Were” section a week or so ago that was owned by May Johnston, and she was saying that she has received phone calls and requests for a copy of the picture from all over the place. Those old photos are great to see printed. So thanks again, May, for sharing. Brad, the Echo’s editor, was away last week, as was the paper’s goto man Fred – but the ladies did a

great job, and the paper came out in fine style. I did notice that Brad left several pre-written articles – so he didn’t leave them “empty-handed.” Barb Pilon had a really cute joke this week that hit home with me. In Barb’s joke, an elderly lady was being interviewed about her lifestyle many years ago by the Editor of the local paper. But when the elderly lady got to the punch line, she said to the Editor “Now don’t print that in the paper!” – which is the same story I get. So often one hears something really cute, only to have the person look at me and say “Now don’t print that in the paper!” It will be interesting to get to Seniors on Thursday to see who is wearing whose coat – and who is living in Irma’s house! You see, Irma is one of the last to leave Seniors, as we are late eating  because of taking time to give out prizes, etc. So when Irma went to get her coat last Thursday, there was a wine coat hanging there (Irma’s is red). But the biggest problem was that Irma’s SUV keys and the house keys were in her coat pocket. So when no one returned with her coat,  Wilma Zeggil drove her home to get the spare keys so she could come back to the Legion  to pick up her wheels. I haven’t been talking to Irma, so it will be interesting to find out just what happened. Tuesday, December 6 is our last bus trip to Rama until next April – and we have lots of space for more passengers. Just call me at 705-4665732 to book a seat. We would be happy to have you join us.

Sunday, December 4 Sunday, December 4 Creemore Baptist Church’s Annual Christmas Supper at 5:30 pm. All are welcome. 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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Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin Worship Service & Sunday School at 10 am Rev. Charles Boyd

Everyone is 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 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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To tell us what is happening at your church call Georgi 466-9906 • fax: 466-9908 • email: info@creemore.com

You are invited to attend the 10th Annual

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER

Sunday, December 25

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njoy a social hour, serenaded by the Wippers, at 4:30 pm before sitting down to a traditional holiday meal at 6 pm with family, friends and neighbours in the warmth of a festively decorated, fully-accessible hall. All are welcome regardless of age or personal circumstances but preregistration is needed before December 23 to reserve a place setting. As always a few spaces will be set for those who are not able to plan ahead. Admission is a donation of a non-perishable item for the Salvation Army Food Bank, Hope Acres, Glencairn. * Please know that volunteers will be pleased to deliver the meal to any who may be shut-in due to illness and to assist those without transportation in Avening and Creemore. This special event is made possible through the generosity of corporate sponsor Village Builders Inc, caring individuals, businesses, community groups and volunteers. TD Canada Trust Account #0330 5202657 has been established to accept financial contributions. Event organizers are Diane & Brian McKay, Chef Matthew Flett & Ali Woodley, Tim Armour, Karen Johnson & Murray Firth.

FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS OR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING OR MAKING A CONTRIBUTION

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, December 2, 2011

A FINE FILLY A year after Rusty McArthur (above) took over the farm from Grandpa Milt McArthur, one of his Belgian foals has been named the 2011

Ontario Bred & Sired Filly Foal Champion. The foal, named Maple Lane Misty, accumulated the most points over ten judging events held across the province this past summer. Rusty’s now entered her in the Canadian Championship, and while he’s received a few offers to buy the foal, he figures he will hold on to her and try to win the yearling competition next year. Milt won that competition nine years ago.

Santa Claus is coming to Creemore Join in the fun of The Annual Santa Claus Parade rd

Saturday, December 3 at 1:30pm

Meet Santa at the Station on the Green after the parade Sponsored by members of your community • Prizes for best decorated floats

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Would you like to make a big difference this Christmas?

The Salvation Army Hope Acres has identied families in the area that would greatly benet from your generosity this holiday season.

Family #17 Grandmother Boy -12 Girl - 9

Family #22 Mom Dad Girls - 4 & 8

#4 Mom & Dad Girls (13 & 9) Boy (11)

#14 Mom Girls (16) Boys (14 & 12)

#18 Mom Girls (9) Boy (12)

Family #23 Mom Girl - 14

Family #30 Mom Dad Boys - 7 & 5

Family #26 Mom Girls - 12, 11, 6

If you would like to assist these families or learn about others that could use your help please contact us at 705-466-3435 ext. 224


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The Amity Trio returns to the Gift of Music Festival by Laura Walton The next group to perform for the St. Luke’s Gift of Music concert series will be the Amity Trio. This is a return visit by the local trio which so charmed us two years ago. This chamber ensemble is known for its confident ensemble playing and warm, open interpretations of their musical repertoire. Each of the performers are accomplished instrumentalists and popular soloists in their own right, but when they get together as a group the chemistry creates delightfully musical and passionate performances. This Sunday, the Amity Trio will be performing music by Haydn, Schubert, Piazzolla, and Beethoven. Violinist Michael Adamson studied violin and chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and worked with members of the leading quartets, including the  Griller, Tatrai, Kolisch, Hungarian and Amadeus quartets. Following a European concert career, Adamson returned to Canada where he performs both as a soloist and as a chamber and orchestral musician. Alyssa Wright, cello, is a versatile soloist and ensemble cellist who has toured widely, performing contemporary, jazz, folk, and traditional music. Formerly acting principal cellist of the Kingston Symphony, she left the orchestral world to concentrate on the intricacies of chamber music. Alyssa is artistic director of the Orillia Folk Society, and a sought after

The Amity Trio will perform at St. Luke’s at 1 pm on Sunday, December 4. studio and session cellist and singer. Russian born pianist Olga Lishansky began her musical studies in Siberia, and graduated with a master’s degree in piano performance from the Kiev Conservatory of Music. After emigrating to Israel and then to Canada, she returned to the performance world in 2007 with the successful “Concerto in the Key of Soul.” Olga currently performs as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. Last week the Gift of Music also presented its annual music event in the school, starting with a musical presentation for the senior students, and finishing with a workshop with the school band. The featured musicians were flutist Jamie Thompson, clarinetist Nicolai Tarasov, and trumpeter Scott Harrison, all accomplished musicians and educators. Our annual concerts and school events would not be possible without

the generous support of our sponsors over the years, notably the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society, Creemore Springs brewery, the Creemore BIA, and Clearview Township. The yearly PHAHS donation, in particular, supports the school event. Whether you support the Gift of Music program as a corporate sponsor or as an audience member, it enables us to not only enrich the artistic life of the village, it also provides performance opportunities for talented and up and coming musicians both from the area and from a number of faculties of music, notably the Glenn Gould School of Music and the University of Toronto. In the past, when we have had a good year, we have donated funds towards school instruments for the Nottawa and Creemore Public School band, as well as provided support for ArtsCan Circle, a program which send teams of

musicians and artists to remote Canadian Indigenous communities to link creative artists with Indigenous youth at risk, with the understanding that music and the arts are healing for the spirit. Without the support of so many of you in the community, the St. Luke’s Gift of Music program would not exist. Thank you for your ongoing support!!  On a final note, for those of you who made it to classical guitarist Tariq Harb’s performance on the November 27, I’m sure that you will be pleased to know that this incredibly talented young musician will be returning to perform for us again next year.  He is one of three finalists, out of 70 applicants from 30 different countries, who will be competing at the Barrios competition  (http://www. barriosworldwide.com/2011/en/ ) in Paraguay on December 4th. Tariq  also sent us a little souvenir from last week’s performance, (http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=fTwhhhBsZic), a video of his opening piece at his Gift of Music concert. Join us this Sunday, December 4, to enjoy the Amity Trio, and on Sunday, December 18, for our traditional final concert with The Divas. All performances are held in the warm and intimate setting of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, and complimentary refreshments are served following our concerts.   Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Curiousity House Books, the Creemore Echo, and at the door. 

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, December 2, 2011

CreemoreCentric2012 Pick up your gallery-depth canvas ($20, which includes participation fee)

Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Sat. Dec. 31, 2011 From Sat. Jan. 7(Opening), to Sun. Jan. 30/12

CHRISTMAS IS COMING Juanita Fournier was one of several Dunedinites who took part in the hamlet’s annual Hanging of the Green event, making sure things look festive for the holiday season.

Painting: Marilyn Jonston

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Art from the entire community ...reflecting life in and around Creemore Mad & Noisy Gallery, 154 Mill St. Creemore (705) 466 5555 www.madandnoisy.com

What’s on in December IN THE GALLERY: Our Annual Christmas Group Show

Artist’s Opening Reception Saturday, December 3rd, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

ARTIST - Bruce Ley - NEW SHOW - Improbable Conversations - abstract expressions of colour and movement inspired by a facination with curves and puzzles. WEAVERS - Rebecca and Jim Kalbfleisch - afghans, scarves, tea towels and runners. JEWELLER - Kate Esplen hand crafts wire jewellery in sterling silver and 14 karat gold-filled wire.

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Book Signing, Story & Craft with darci-que Saturday, December 10th, 10:30 am to Noon

Creemore’s own darci-que, has just finished a delightful new book, Mollie’s Birthday Party.

Book Launch with Bruce Brigham

Saturday, December 17th , 10:00 to Noon

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, December 2, 2011

Doughnuts for breakfast! creemore dish

Stephen and I just got back from Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec, about 500 kilometres north of Montreal. I had some business to do, and Stephen came along to keep me company. We were very Elaine lucky and didn’t get any COLLIER snow, which was a blessing given the fact we were so far north and had to drive over two and a half hours from the Bagotville airport just to get there. I can’t say there was a lot going on there food-wise, but Stephen did get to try an authentic poutine for the first time. I did learn that in that area of Quebec, some people have “Sauce Michigan” on their poutine instead of gravy. It was an odd thing to see on the menu, but when I asked the waitress what it was, I found out it was actually spaghetti sauce... I guess there’s a poutine variation for everyone these days, but how it got called “Michigan” is beyond me! We are now back home, safe and sound. I’m starting to think about Christmas recipes, and getting ready for the big Christmas issue of the Echo. But in the meantime, I’m focusing on making a number of new soups and stews, the sort of cosy, warm dinner fare we all need when it starts to snow. You will certainly see some of my more successful comfort food culinary adventures in future, but for now I want to share with you something I virtually tripped across when searching the Internet recently. I have a few staples in the baking department that I always rely on when getting breakfast ready for our B&B guests. One of them is muffins – raisin bran, blueberry and cranberry orange, for a start. When searching the web for some special breakfast baking items for people with food intolerances, I came across a version of this muffin that was egg and dairy free. One additional click, and I got to the original recipe.

It sounded interesting, so I whipped up a quick batch and... we couldn’t get enough of them. The muffins were moist, dense and scrumptious. Even better, they did taste like doughnuts. So this week’s recipe is a notable “food find” for those of you who love doughnuts and muffins – two treats rolled into one. Forget about just using them for breakfast. Actually they are so good you can eat them for dessert too! There are a number of similar muffin recipes on the web, but I found this great one at www.

howto-simplify.com. It was posted by Jen Tilley, a foodie blogger, who includes beautiful photos of all her dishes. What could be better? Try these homemade doughnut style goodies – without the drive-thru and without the deep fryer. I can guarantee you won’t be able to eat just one! Feedback is great and I would love to hear from you! Just email me at elaine@avalonclearview. com. Until next time, eat well, live well....

Doughnut Muffins Makes 12 1 3/4 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup canola oil 3/4 cup white sugar 1 large egg 3/4 cup milk Muffin Coating: 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 350° and grease a regular size muffin tin (don’t use paper muffin liners). Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium size bowl. Combine canola oil, sugar, egg and milk in another large bowl and mix well. Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir just until combined. Bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly golden and cooked in the centre. While muffins are baking, melt butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine the sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Shake muffins carefully out of the muffin tin while they are still hot. Dip muffins lightly in the melted butter, and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat all over. Place on a wire rack and let cool slightly before eating (if you can wait that long!).

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

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The Creemore Echo • Friday, December 2, 2011 •

Echo Classifieds for sale

services

in memoriam

Locally Raised Turkeys by a local young farmer, sold out early at Thanksgiving. Don’t disappoint your family members who are asking for a “Whitley Turkey” for Christmas!   Call Luke Whitley at 705-466-3541.

Help with your daily tasks. Indoor & outdoor chores, transportation, personal needs. Mature, experienced support. We’re there for you. Call (519) 938-6197. Clearview / Mulmur.

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, Heather & Robert and their families

1999 Honda Accord. Automatic, air, four door, snow tires. $4300. Call 705-466-3636.

wanted Wanted to buy: Post hole auger in good condition. PTO from 3 point hitch. Call 416-925-4341.

for rent New Rooms for rent. Furnished. $150 per week includes shared living room, heat, hydro, wireless internet, satellite TV, parking. Linens supplied. No smoking. Call 705-444-4852. Large ground floor apartment at 149 Mill Street. See Noel at Hillview Cellars or call 705-466-3635.

ski rentals Ski Season Rental. Nicely furnished 1 bedroom apartment with sofa bed in living room. Full kitchen, cable tv, wireless internet and snow removal. 2 min. walk to Creemore, 10 min. drive to Devil’s Glen and 20 min. to Blue Mountain and Mansfield. Available weekends, weekly or monthly. No pets. Call for details 705-466-3635.

help wanted Pianist required for Sunday Service at New Lowell United Church beginning January 2012. Students welcome. Salary negotiable. Reply to 705-424-8687. Accounting Assistant required. Must have computer experience, Accounts Payable & Quickbooks an asset. Reply to Judith at 705-466-2600. 1511

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The Good Food Box Program, a volunteer run organization, helps families eat a healthier diet with fresh fruit and vegetables. Order and pay by Wednesday, December 14 by phoning Lorna May at 466-2759. Pick up on Wednesday, December 21. $10/small or $14/large.

Blackburn, Erel George July 14, 1924 - November 30th, 2009, In God’s garden up above Stands one we dearly love. We your family miss you in the house Where you used to be Now you are in God’s keeping You suffer no more pain. Dear God take care of him Until we meet again. Lovingly  missed by Donna, Steve & boys, Rob and family

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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, 705-445-4199. (storm date: Dec. 11) 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 Yoden-Kueper. 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.

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CREEMORE ECHO • Friday, February Cleary, Ernest passed away peacefully at his home in Creemore on Thursday, November 24, 2011 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Clara. Loving father of Fred, Richard, Rodney (Roberta), Valerie (Bill) Breen, Sandi Walker, Jeff, Beverley (Brian) Mullings, Thomas (Cindy), Stephen (Brenda) and Michael (Donna). Remembered by his siblings Doris (Don) Legeer, Raymond (Marie), Cora (the late Jim) McAtteer, Lorne (Isabel), Dalton (Donna), Bonnie (the late Peter) Hartmann, Lyall (Isabel) and Melvyn (Nancy). Forever cherished by his 29 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; predeceased by one grandchild. Ernie will missed by several nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin on Wednesday November 30, 2011. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit Ernie’s on-line Book of Memories at www. fawcettfuneralhomes.com

Order your fresh Christmas turkey, ham, lamb or beef.

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$15 plus hst for 25 words or less Submit by 5 pm Tuesday Email info@creemore.com

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

RONALD J. TIMPSON MD,CM, Queen’s ‘60 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Ron on November 25, 2011 at the age of 77. Loving husband of Ruth, proud father of Geoffrey (Leslie), Jody (Andrew), and Robin (Shari).  Cherished Poppa of Josh, Emily, Kelsey, Morgan,  Fraser, Bailey and Ben, Ron will be missed by his sister Carol (Hector) and many nieces and nephews across Canada as well as many patients he faithfully served in Collingwood over a 44 year career.  He was a caring soul, a loyal individual who took the time to listen. Ron began his practice as a general physician in Wawa, Ontario, and then established roots  in  Collingwood, Ontario, a place he referred to as “God’s country.” Ron’s interest in Sport’s Medicine evolved in the early 70’s when he formed the OMA Section of Sports Medicine with Drs. Alan Bass and James Melvin. In 1974 he assumed the office of President of the Ontario association and subsequently President of the Canadian Academy.  In 1976 he was honored to be chosen to join the Canadian Medical team the Montreal Olympics, an unforgettable 1,at 2008 • experience. Ron volunteered with some of the local high school sports teams, one particular experience with the CCI ski team where he traveled to the IMF World Ski Championships in Ostersund, Sweden.  Always a dedicated and passionate hockey fan, Ron devoted  many hours with the Collingwood Junior “B” Hockey team, medically and as Chair of the Board of Directors.  His office wall was lined with photos of the Blue’s teams spanning a thirty-year period. In 2004 he was inducted into the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame for his role as a Builder of the town’s athletic community.  In the early 70’s Ron adopted another passion, that of farming. One day he announced to his family that he had purchased five Hereford cattle, which were in a field at a friend’s farm. What began as a keen interest,  evolved into a full-fledged business and over a span of fifteen years, Ron had grown his herd to 200.  If he wasn’t practicing medicine he was doing chores at his farm!  Life will not be the same without this kind-hearted, gentle man. We will miss him dearly.  Ron’s family will host a Celebration of Ron’s life on Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 2 to 4p.m. at Blue Mountain Golf and Country Club, Collingwood, ON.  In lieu of flowers,  memorial donations may be made to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation, 459 Hume Street, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1W9, or Hospice Georgian Triangle, 49 Raglan Street, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 4X1. For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com.

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Happy turkeys taste better!

(705)466-3514

Breedon’s Automotive

FRESH CUT CHRISTMAS TREES Nov 27— Dec 24

REPAIRS TO ALL MAKES AND MODELS

Cars - Vans - Light Trucks Tires - Fuel Injection - Electronics MTO Safety Inspection Performance Parts & Service (705) 428-0550

310 Montreal Street Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 John & Kim Breedon

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Triple J Tree Farm 938413 Aiport Road just north of County Road 21

705 812.1611 www.mklynde.com 172 Mill St. Unit C, Creemore


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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, December 2, 2011

a culinary cache!

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Join us on Sat Dec 3rd for "Jamaican Sorrel (Hibiscus) Christmas Punch" "great stocking stuffers & gifts" Corner Mill & Francis Sts. Open noon every day (10 am on Sat)

Bring this ad into the store and save 15% on any Xmas confection purchase. Enter your name to win a great prize. Shop local and win.

Creemore Village Pharmacy 171 Mill Street • 705-466-2311 valid Dec. 2-9

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.

2pm, creemorebb.com

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

Decorate the Season with Joy!

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 – Santa’s Workshop & Wagon Rides through the Village Dec 11 & 18th – Creemore 100 Mile Store’s A Local Christmas

142 Mill Street • 705.466.6767

AWESOME. Get your special holiday orders in today.

Wednesday & Thursday

Nights fixed menu

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The ‘100 Mile Holiday Studio’ 19 Elizabeth Street West in Creemore

Curiosity House Books

705-466-3514 www.100milestore.ca

open 7 days a week

GIFTS FROM THE HEART •128 MILL ST. 466.6327

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 Perfect Book All Wrapped Up.

134 Mill St. Creemore 705.466.3400

Victorian Values

Fabulous Gifts & Holiday Entertaining Ideas, Kids’ Activities, Cooking Demonstrations & More! Donations welcome for new, unwrapped toys at participating locations. creemoreontario.com

Seasons

plus taxes

Open Christmas Eve for Lunch & Dinner

handcrafted gifts • entertaining ideas SAMPLE THE SEASON’S FINEST

reservations recommended

150 Mill Street, Creemore 705.466.3331

Remax Creemore Hills Realty Brokerage

...in Creemore

An eclectic mix of new, vintage and antiques

...furniture, jewellery & accessories ...original ne art & prints ...christmas collectibles

... snowmen, snowmen, snowmen

168 Mill St. Creemore • 705 466-6278 • seasons.creemore@gmail.com

Austin Boake,

Broker of Record 705-466-3070 • CreemoreHillsRealty.com

Your Christmas Baking is all wrapped up at

Creemore House of Stitches Dec. 3

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

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. RIBBON CUTTING AT 10AM

151 Mill St. 705-466-2318

Quilt, Yarn & Fabric Shop

* 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

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