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The Creemore


Friday, May 18, 2018

Vol. 18 No. 20

Home and Garden Edition

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Submit your community events phone: 705-466-9906 fax: 705-466-9908

This Weekend Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19

• Green Screen Experience at Craigleith Heritage Depot, 113 Lakeshore Rd. E. The Blue Mountains from 1 to 4 p.m. Jump into a historic photo for International Museum Day! By donation. Email for more info.

Saturday, May 19

• Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner from 8 a.m. to noon. Treasures to no end inside and outside! Call 705-428-3711. • Creemore Farmers’ Market at Station on the Green parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday morning to Thanksgiving. Info: • Creemore Echo Subscription Drive is happening this Saturday at the Creemore Farmers’ Market.

Drop by and see us! We will also be at the market on May 26 and June 2. • Please join Queen Victoria at the Creemore Log Cabin’s Opening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Please also note that History Hosts will be on hand to welcome visitors every Saturday morning until Thanksgiving.) Creemore’s Little Jail is now open daily to visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 705-466-2261 for more information. • Artisan Market at Marsh Street Community Centre, 187 Marsh St., Clarksburg, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. showcasing a variety of 20 different artisans from our vibrant artistic community. Free admission. for more info. • Creemore Tennis Club Spring Social at Station on the Green from 4 to 6 p.m. Members and

prospective members are invited. An opportunity to meet other tennis lovers as well as our Tennis Coach for 2018. Sponsors & prizes! Call 705790-2518 or email for more info. Memberships can be purchased at Curiosity House Book Store.

Sunday, May 20

• Church Services on page 5. • Mulmur Farmers’ Market at Dufferin County Museum Parking Lot each Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. today to Oct. 7. Fresh, local, in-season food. Crafters & bakers.

Monday, May 21 Victoria Day

• Creemore Echo will be closed today.

Upcoming Events Friday, May 25 • Double Toonie Lunch at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Caroline Street West, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade soup. Bring a friend and enjoy.

Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27

• Theatre Orangeville Youth Singers (T.O.Y.S.)​ Ages 8-16 playing at the Theatre Orangeville Opera House, 87 Broadway Ave., Orangeville. Call the Box Office at 519-942-3423 for tickets. (May 25 & May 26 at 7 p.m. May 26 at 2 p.m.)

Season Opener

Saturday, May 19th 8:30 to 12:30 Every Saturday until Thanksgiving

at Station on the Green

Saturday, May 26

• Stayner Garden Club’s Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at Stayner Community Arena, 269 Regina Street. • Creemore Echo Subscription Drive is happening this Saturday at the Creemore Farmers’ Market. Drop by and see us! We will also be at the market on June 2. • Creemore Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale at the Station on the Green from 8:30 a.m. to noon. A wide selection of perennials and some shrubs from our member’s gardens plus a few speciality items. A lot of these plants have come from the Horticultural Park. Bring your own containers and cash or cheque only. • New Lowell Public School is hosting a Spring Clean Up Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a scrap metal fundraiser, used clothing drop off, car wash for $5, and free mulch pick up! Bring your own shovel and container.  • Creemore Springs Turas Mór. Join us in Creemore for a truly unique bike tour inspired by the vintage rides of Europe. Turas Mór meaning Great Journey in Gaelic - is a cycling journey on gravel and nongravel roads through the rolling hills of Creemore. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or email for info. • Creemore Vintage Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy a fun day of vintage shopping, music, food and attractions for those interested in years gone by or for folks that appreciate the fashion and decor of different eras. Tour Gypsy Caravans, watch a vintage fashion show, browse the vintage market or try your hand at some vintage DIY upcycling. Be sure to browse through the shops in Creemore as well, as many shops sell vintage items. Visit www. for more info. • 19th Century Carpenter’s Tools (used by the James Scarrow family)  will be on display at the Creemore Log Cabin, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Bid Euchre Tournament, at Collingwood Leisure Time Club, 100 Minnesota St., Collingwood. $10/player includes lunch. Registration at 11 a.m., lunch at noon, cards at 1 p.m with cash prizes. Lucky draw, share the wealth and 50/50. Preregistration or more info call 705-445-9685 days, 705-444-7348 evenings. Club membership not a requirement. Must be 50 plus. • Roast Beef Dinner at Old School House, 4 St Clair Street, Duntroon from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Clearview is hosting a Roast Beef Dinner in Duntroon. Advance tickets required, $16. Call Jo-Anne 705-445-3949;  Millie 705445-2225 or Georgina 705-445-4496. www.

Sunday, May 27

• Matthew Vorstermans will be participating in his 13th Walk for Alzheimer’s, occurring at Dorian Park in Barrie, and is hoping to raise $4,200 for the cause. All donations welcome and can be made either in-person or online. To access Matthew’s page, type; click on “Sponsor a Walker”; put Vorstermans in the ‘last name’ slot; click the highlighted name, and then go to the ‘donate’ tab. • Rob Roy United Church Annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Please join us for an evening of song with the Rob Roy United Church Choir and special guest the Gospel Couriers. Refreshments and fellowship following in the church hall, free will offering. Everyone welcome. Like us on FB for more great events.

Tuesday, May 29

• Main Street Farmers’ Market at Wasaga Beach Beach 1 - Spruce Street Parking Lot from 4 to 8 p.m. Every Tuesday May 29 until September. Local farm fresh vegetables, fruit, baking, honey, maple syrup and so much more!

Saturday, June 2

• Creemore Echo Subscription Drive is happening this Saturday at the Creemore Farmers’ Market. Drop by and see us! This is our last day at the market.

Sunday, June 3

• G&M Hospital Celebration Dinner at Blue Mountain Huron Ballroom at 5 p.m. Come celebrate with us and enjoy a delicious dinner with friends. Hear how donations impacted your hospital over the past year and what’s in store in the near future. $175 per person ($60 donation receipt) at cgmhf. com/event/celebration-dinner-2018/ or call 705444-8645 to purchase your ticket.

Saturday, June 9

• Ladies Retreat Day at Smith Brothers Baseball Central, 9 Greengage Road, New Lowell, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. $129 plus tax includes lunch - register before May 15. Yoga, dance, painting, psychic readings and more. • GNE Steak Dinner and Dance. Dance to the 50s & 60s with “A Touch of Vinyl”. $30 per person. Door opens at 6 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Draws, silent auction. Tickets available at Creemore Echo. Call 705-444-0308 for info. 2220 Fairgrounds Rd N.

Friday, June 15

• Community Father’s Day BBQ at St. John’s United Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Family (2 adults & 2 + children) $10. Adults $4. Children (6 – 13) $2. Children under 5 free. There will be a craft station for children to make a craft for their dad, grandpa, uncle.

Contact us with your community events and activities and we will put them in the calendar free* and post them online email - or go to our submit event page at or drop into The Creemore Echo office. *one free per month for community groups - further insertions are $17 plus hst each

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The Hort Park is constantly evolving as a place to educate and inspire visitors. A vertical planter and green roof are additions people may have noticed last year. Well, there is still more to come. Charlotte Vorstermans said her hope is that eventually the park will be like a tiny botanical garden, in the heart of Creemore. The focus is on sustainable, insect friendly gardening practices, meaning no chemicals, leaving bare patches of soil and garden stalks for bees and seed heads for the birds to munch on in winter and early spring. This year, a one-season straw bale vegetable garden will be added, with potatoes growing in the middle and the likes of tomatoes, beans and peas planted into the straw bale border. Vorstermans said she wanted to try it out, as something new. The idea is that people will be welcome to come and harvest the produce. It will be like a mini community garden. They will also be adding a second vertical garden because the idea was quite popular. “The kids really enjoyed planting it,” she said. At opening day of the Creemore Farmers’ Market Saturday, Hort Society members will hold a wind chime contest. Members have been invited to construct wind chimes made solely out of recycled material – plastic, glass, metal, wood – and the winning creations will be hung in the Hort Park.

The Creemore Horticultural Society is an all-volunteer organization that takes care of the Hort Park and the gardens at the Creemore library. Most Saturdays during the market season members will be around to answer gardening questions and give advice. Donations are always welcome and appreciated. All of the plants and materials are paid for through fundraising. Their biggest fundraiser of the year is the annual plant sale, which will be at Station on the Green from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 26. It is best to get there early, because everyone else does.

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, May 18, 2018

Opinion Editorial

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The way we were

Let the feast begin This is a mouth-watering time of year. Everything is coming up green with the prospect of vibrant berries and fresh vegetables not far off. In this spring Home and Garden edition of The Creemore Echo we explore ways of providing food for the family and the critters that contribute to the health of the foodchain. This edition is about nurturing what is good and leaving nothing to waste. There is a sense of purpose that comes from being self reliant and understanding how human actions affect the natural world. We went out to talk to people willing to share their experiences about keeping backyard chickens, growing vegetables, foraging wild food, planting for pollinators, leaving insect habitat and even rejuvenating décor. Pollinators have a part in producing one third of the world’s crops but they are at risk from certain pesticides. When people think of pollinators their first thoughts may turn to bees, which are very important pollinators, but there are lots of other insects (as well as birds and bats) that pollinate. There are many insects that mimic the look of bees as a defence but in fact they are flies and they too are important pollinators. Sitting in a quiet sundrenched lawn of dandelions is quite educational. It takes only a moment of quiet observation to begin seeing all of the different species that are working in a small patch. It is rather marvelous. The take-away is that everything in nature serves a purpose, which in this day and age is a wonderfully comforting idea. Warm spring weather seemed to come late this year so it is all the more welcome that it has arrived in time for the long weekend, which is widely considered the official start of summer. In Creemore, the Victoria Day weekend also brings with it opening day of the farmers’ market and the log cabin. It is also the kick-off to The Echo’s subscription drive. Georgi and Trina will be at the market so come by and say hello.


Thanks for the chuckle Editor: Thanks to Linda Cockton for the chuckle. While reading her column last week it reminded me of my first attempt at baking. My friend was helping and reading off the ingredients - we made a pan of  brownies with lime green icing. I was so impressed until my sister tasted them and spit it out. No wonder! I was told to add a cup of salt rather than a cup of sugar. It’s been over 45 years and my sister Dale, to this day, still reminds me of those brownies with the lime green icing.  Colleen Stamp, Creemore. 

A 1907 view of Creemore from Ten Hill looking south, contributed by Barb Halsall.

Taxpayers will take ransomware Editor: Your reported assertions of readiness to ensure that ransomware cannot affect the records of the Township of Clearview exhibits the almost total lack of understanding and readiness of Clearview against this potential threat. The information provided to council only covered the recovery aspects of an attack, nothing was said about prevention - the key component and first line of defence in stopping an attack from occurring. With the recent hacking of the Clerk’s website that I believe was due to the software on that Wordpress system not being updated, the assertions of Mr. Henley related to the maintaining of system updates needs to be questioned by a councillor who knows and understands basic IT security, if indeed we have one! That hack (which was up for over two weeks) was reported by a resident, not staff, who was thanked in writing by the Mayor for reporting the hack! Until Clearview Township bans the use of “Bring Your Own Devices” (BYOD) using the township networks to access personal emails, social media accounts and the internet itself and banning USB connective memory in the workplace, Clearview Township is still wide open to a ransomware attack. If the purported three layers of backups are not air gapped and maintained at an off site location then its questionable if they will not be affected by a concerted attack. Using “cloud” backup is certainly not going to prevent the damage or locking of files if that “cloud” is

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permanently connected to the main systems; very few commercial cloud systems have any form of effective ransomware defences. Anyone with experience of ransomware attacks will tell you that most of the attacks enter the systems via personal emails, social media access and downloads from the Internet by employees using BYOD, so unless all personal use of the Clearview networks are ended, there is a very high potential for an attack to damage township records. Employee corporate network use prevention and the air gapping of backups were the primary reasons that a Creemore owned business was able to recover in less than 3 days from a serious ransomware attack without any loss of data or payment of “blackmail” fees two years ago. I do not believe that sufficient concern or understanding of the issues has been exhibited by Clearview council and staff to eliminate the costs and disruption to taxpayers of a ransomware attack, for example what consideration has been applied to the use of the internet and Clearview networks for the election? It is Clearview taxpayers, not councillors or staff, who will be on the hook to pay for any ransomware recovery (it will be interesting to see what it finally costs Wasaga Beach taxpayers for their towns lack of preparedness). Peter Lomath, Creemore.

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Translator wins prize Paul Eprile has won his friend Lucien Jacques. the French-American The publisher persuaded Foundation 2018 Translation Giono to write a preface, Prize for fiction for his granting him unusual translation of Melville: A V O T E D B E S T D A N C E Slatitude. T U The D Iresult O was this literary essay, Melville: A Novel by Jean Giono. part AInNtheDfallBofE 1849, S T S U M M E RNovel C isApart Mbiography, P Herman Melville traveled philosophical rumination, W A StoA deliver G A , Shis TAY N E R , & C O L Lpart I N Gromance W O O Dand part toI N London novel White-Jacket to his unfettered fantasy. publisher. On his return to E p r i l e ’s e x p r e s s i v e America, Melville would Paul Eprile translation of this intimate write Moby Dick. Melville: homage brings the exchange full circle, said the foundation. A Novel imagines what happened in “If I hadn’t had the chance to live between: the adventurous writer fleeing in the hills near Creemore in my London for the country, wrestling with formative years; if I hadn’t worked an angel, falling in love with an Irish for a local farming family and sat at nationalist, and, finally, meeting the their tables; and if I hadn’t known a angel’s challenge—to express man’s true countryman and trickster like Cliff fate by writing the novel that would Lindsay, I could never have appreciated become his masterpiece. the work of the Provençal novelist Jean Eighty years after it appeared in Giono the way I do,” said Eprile. English, Moby Dick was translated The translation is published by New into French for the first time by the York Review Books. Provençal novelist Jean Giono and

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Local Church Directory Sunday, May 20 Creemore United Pastoral Charge

New Lowell Church at 9:45 a.m. and St. John’s Creemore at 11 a.m. Sunday School now available during St. John’s service. **Community Father’s Day BBQ on Fri. June 15 at St. John’s. 5-7**

Knox Presbyterian Church,


Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Minister: Rev. Chris Gray Celebrating 150 years!


Clearview Community Church

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, May 18, 2018

There are two simple things people can do for the environment when it comes to their own yards and both require choosing to do nothing. Don’t be so quick to mow down those dandelions in the spring and hold off on hacking away at the garden in the fall. There are two schools of thoughts

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on dandelions, said Viki Reynolds of Not So Hollow Farm, because although they don’t offer total nutrition for bees they are an early source of nectar and pollen for all pollinators. Pollinators wake up when food sources should be available. In the country, there are fields of dandelions, so it is not as important to preserve them but they do provide bees an early source of an essential amino acid that the queen honeybee needs to lay her eggs. That amino acid, Lysine, in early spring is only produced by dandelions and willows. “Dandelions drive a lot of people crazy but the idea is to let them flower before you mow them,” said Reynolds, “but move them before they go to seed if you don’t want them to spread all over.” Fast forward to winter, and still, less is more when it comes to maintaining habitat.

Gardening Questions??

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June 16 from 9 to noon “The Gardener Is IN”


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CREEMORE’S “PIZZA PERFECT” Wonderful opportunity to purchase well-established, thriving pizzeria/ restaurant on main street in charming village of Creemore. Lots of growth potential w/ residential development coming soon. Restaurant comfortably seats 30 people (+ seasonal patio) w/ good take-out business. Business Only Listing. List Price: $50,000.



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When autumn arrives, just sit back and let the leaves fall where they may. The leaves provide essential nutrients to the trees and other plants, even the grass, and serve as a protective blanket for roots and helps prevent soil erosion. Insects, like non-migratory butterflies and ladybugs, hunker down for the winter. Leaving any kind of debris, rocks and logs gives butterflies a place to spend the winter. Even the leaf litter provides shelter for the many insects, some of which will be food for the birds.

Native ladybugs are a gardener’s friend because they eat garden pests and their eggs and they aren’t the only predatory insects sleeping away the winter in the garden. Assassin bugs, lacewings, big-eyed bugs, ground beetles and many others are taking refuge in garden refuse and they are the best reason not to clean up the garden in the fall.

Thank you to Viki Reynolds and Charlotte Vorstermans for sharing their knowledge and research.


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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, May 18, 2018

Ontario’s native bees have many different lifestyles. Some are social and some are solitary, some burrow in the ground to lay eggs and others nest in hollow plants. Leaving unplanted patches of soil in the garden and adding hollow stem varieties of plants like elderberry, box elder, Joe Pye weed, teasels, brambles, cup plant and bee balm helps increase bee habitat. There has been a growing amount of awareness about the importance of letting milkweed grow for the health of monarchs but other non-migratory butterflies have very specific tastes. Fritillary butterflies lay their eggs on violets and the larvae eat the leaves; the Baltimore checkerspot loves penstemon, speedwell and honeysuckle; painted lady feeds on yarrow, thistle, lupine, borage, sunflower and lambs quarters.

People put bird feeders out to attract birds to their yards but did you know that baby birds don’t eat birdseed? They eat baby worms. So in order to provide baby birds a food source, plant certain native trees. For example, a regular chickadee nest with six or seven babies would consume about 4,000 caterpillars before they leave the nest and an oak tree provides habitat for about 534 caterpillars, said Reynolds. She recommends reading Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy, which she says is pretty much considered the bible of native plants. It is important for people to ask about the use of neonicotinoids because some bedding plants are still treated with them, as are many bulbs imported from Holland. The pesticide is being phased out because it is linked to the decline in bee populations. It is futile to try to improve habitat and increase food sources while they continue to be poisoned.

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The Queen is coming to tea Queen Victoria will be in attendance at the Creemore Log Cabin’s annual tea party on May 19 in honour of her birthday her majestyʼs birthday and the opening day of the log cabin. Visitors are encouraged to come and sign a card with best wishes for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are tying the knot that day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FRESH, LOCAL, IN-SEASON berries and vegetables lamb, pork, beef veal and chicken Reynolds has a bee condo (opposite page) made out of a drilled log and uses phragmites, a destructive invasive species, in her bee houses. They should be mounted about four feet off the ground, in a sunny south facing location. The diameter and length of the reed is important, keeping them safe from predators. The female goes in and lays her eggs and the male nests closer to the front. Reynolds is running a bee nest workshop which will cover not only the construction, but also the after care required for a successful emergence. They

workshop is at 10 a.m. on May 26. Register online at Ray McLellan said he saw all the good work the Horticultural Society, of which his wife Sharon is a member, was doing in the Hort Park and how they were trying to educate people about pollinators so he set to work making bee hotels (above and page 3). For mason bees, which are native to this area, he drills holes that are 5/16th in diameter and adds bamboo shoots and other hollow stocks from the garden.

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Wild Georgian Bay art contest: A call for submissions and Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, have launched the Wild Georgian Bay Art Contest. The competition which seeks works of fine art including paintings, photographs, sculpture, or any media that celebrate the theme of the “Wild Georgian Bay” and its natural beauty. “The Wild Georgian Bay Art Contest invites artists to celebrate the natural world of the south Georgian Bay area,” said Jan Ferrigan, founder

of NearBuy Art, a regionally-focused online market for art of all types in the South Georgian Bay area. Wild Georgian Bay is something worth celebrating,” says Carl Michener of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust. “We help protect our remaining wild places, so this theme fits in perfectly with the mandate of the Watershed Trust. We are very pleased to be a part of this great event.” To enter, upload an image of your art

to your Instagram account, Near Buy Art’s Facebook page  or your Twitter account with the hashtags #nearbuyart  and  #wildgeorgianbay. Please include your name and a short description of why your work of art fits the Wild Georgian Bay theme. Those without social media accounts can upload an image at Enter by 11:59 p.m. on June 15. Twenty-five finalists will be selected from all entries and announced on

July 1. Between July 1 and July 30, the twenty-five finalists will be displayed online for public voting. Votes will contribute 50 per cent points scored per finalist. A three-judge panel will determine the other 50 per cent. Prizes include: First prize, $250; second prize, $150; third prize, $100; honourable mention, $50 cash. Prizes also include various levels of Near Buy Art memberships. The winners will be announced at an event on August 1. The finalist event will raise funds to support the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, a registered charity. Find out more at is an online art marketplace selling work by artists from the South Georgian Bay area, including Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Creemore, Thornbury and Meaford. Visit for more information.

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Travel rekindles culinary spark Stolen bus crashes creemore dish

where we learned all about cider and The Avalon kitchen and B&B have been Calvados making, cooking and sampling closed for a while as we have been away delicious meals together afterwards – what on vacation for almost six weeks, since the beginning of April. We have never taken could be better? such a long time off before, but a holiday We are now back home (and to reality), was long overdue and we enjoyed ourselves trying to slowly wean ourselves off so much butter and cream in our daily diet, very much. Elaine as well as those irresistible French pastries We visited Malta first, and then France, COLLIER which tempt you everywhere you go! staying in Giverny for a week (where Over the next while, I will share some of Claude Monet’s gardens were a sight to the recipes, stories and things I have learned. In the behold), then 10 days in Paris, where spring had sprung meantime, we are really looking forward to the first everywhere. We saw so many beautiful spring trees, Creemore Farmers’ Market this Saturday and hope to bushes and plants displaying a riot of bright colours of pink, red, purple, yellow and orange – in particular see all of you there. This week’s recipe provides a burst of colour and the peonies and rhododendrons. Stephen is now taste – it is a relatively easy pasta dish that can be eaten researching what we might be successful in growing as a main course or as a side dish. As we move well in our garden zone 5 at the B&B. into the 2018 spring season, this pasta dish is really The last week of our stay was spent in Benoistville, good if you add green asparagus cut into 2 inch pieces. Normandy, where both Stephen and I took a one -week Garlic scapes are also delicious. Basically, you can use cooking course at the Wilde Kitchen. Our instructor whatever vegetables you like and whatever fresh herbs was Sinéad Wilde, an Irish dynamo in the kitchen, you have on hand in the kitchen. And if you love garlic, who has lived in France since 1993 with her Belgian born husband Philippe. What a wonderful week it was, this recipe is definitely for you! Feedback is good and I would love to hear from providing inspiration and rejuvenating my creative you. Just e-mail me at culinary spark. Trips to the local French markets in Until next time, eat well, live well… Bricquebec and Les Pieux, visiting an organic cidrerie

Garlic pasta with herbs and julienned vegetables 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 to 3 tablespoons (depending on how brave you are) fresh minced garlic 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 2 medium carrots 2 stalks celery 1 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped 1/3 cup fresh herbs, chopped – rosemary, thyme, oregano and chives are favourites ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/2 cup 35% cream 454 grams dry pasta - penne and small shells are favourites but you can use any type ½ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese Clean and prep the red pepper, green pepper, carrots and celery. Cut these vegetables into very thin strips – julienne style. If you are adding asparagus or garlic scapes, cut them into 2 inch

pieces. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta al dente (tender but firm). Drain well reserving ¼ cup of the pasta water, and return the pasta to the pot to keep warm. While the pasta is cooking, heat the butter and oil in large skillet over medium heat; add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in julienned vegetables and cook for 3-5 minutes (only until veggies have started to soften). Reduce heat to medium-low, add half of your chopped parsley, fresh herb mixture, salt, pepper and 35% cream; stir into garlic veggie mix. Simmer for a few minutes until cream starts to thicken and then remove skillet from heat. Add reserved water to your pasta pot and stir into pasta (this will loosen up the pasta and prevent it from sticking together). Then place pasta in large pasta bowl. Carefully pour veggie mixture over top of pasta, sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and remaining chopped parsley; serve immediately. Serves 4 as a main course, and 6 to 8 as a side dish.




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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, May 18, 2018

Travis Bell sees value where others may not. He has strict standards for what he carries at Miller Island Company – it must be vintage or handmade – which add to the meaning of things. Having left the modern day world of fashion behind, Bell has opted to stock his store with quality pieces that have stood the test of time, have had a previous life and have most likely had meaning for people. He said he was working in Toronto in the field of visual merchandising when he became disillusioned by the industry

and what is referred to as fast-fashion: it moves quickly from the catwalk to the mall and is often poorly made in a far-away country that has low standards for wages and working conditions. The goods are cheap and don’t last. They are considered disposable in that people may have them for one season. While living in Forest Hill Bell started to find things on the curb, furniture that people had discarded but was good quality. “I thought, I could probably sell some of this stuff,” he said. He fixed it up, and putting his visual


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When George Scarrow left Creemore in 1888 to venture west, he took with him a number of carpentry tools that had belonged to his father. At age 17, he moved to Minto, Manitoba to become a builder, just like dad. George is son of James and Abigail Scarrow, the first known residents of the Creemore Log Cabin. When descendants of George Scarrow recently packed up to make a move to Ontario, they contacted log cabin volunteers to see if they wanted the tools. They enlisted the help of Darryl Wines, collections technician at the Simcoe County Museum and instructor of Museum and Gallery studies at Georgian College, who has restored more than a dozen tools –

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You can grow a lot in a relatively small space. The Hoviuses are proving that to be true. Having gone beyond basic gardening, they are into the realm of urban agriculture. Strawberries in pots, row upon row of perfectly aligned vegetables, fruit vines cover the lawn and porch, not to mention pumpkinland. Over the years the Creemore couple has expanded the gardens and housed chickens. The lot-and-a-half property thrives in its own micro system. The plants are fertilized with compost and manure from the chicken coop and the chickens feed off scraps from the garden. The growing season is two-three weeks behind this year but early varieties of onions, potatoes, lettuce and peas are getting a head start. Six gardens in total produce cauliflauer, broccoli, beets, carrots, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cucumbers, peppers, blackberries, raspberries and currants, There is a division of labour. As a rule, Ed tends to the gardens and Erika does the preserving and looks after the chickens. The children, Derk and Margaret, help by collecting the eggs every day and feeding the chickens.

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Willow Cherewaty is volunteering her time to sell ballots for the Charity Hanging Basket Challenge to mark the 25th anniversary at Cut and Dried Flower Farm in Glencairn. Seven staff members at the nursery were challenged to design hanging baskets and the public is invited to vote for their favourite. Ballots are being sold for $2 each or three for $5, with each vote being a chance to win the basket. On May 28, one ballot will be drawn to win each basket and the seven basket winners will be announced. The hanging basket that receives the most votes will be designated the winner of the challenge. All proceeds will be donated to the winning designer’s charity of choice.

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Big Heart Seniors Welcome back to Marg Hennessy. We had the most amazing time at the 100th Birthday party for Nadine Chestnut on Saturday, May 12. The bus to Rama is June 4. Call Irma if interested.  Potluck was May 17. 50/50: Marcia Cameron x2, Ray Broad, Ron Laing.  Winners: Ruby Klinck, 342; Barb Cudmore, 339; Marcia Cameron, 333; Janice Stephens, 315. Low: Bill Martin, 140. Lucky chair: Janice Stephens.

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Friday, June 22, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

If you require further information, please contact your municipal Clerk. Town of Grand Valley Town of Mono Town of Orangeville Town of Shelburne Township of Amaranth Township of East Garafraxa Township of Melancthon Township of Mulmur

(519) 928-5652 (519) 941-3599, x226 (519) 941-0440, x2242 (519) 925-2600, x223 (519) 941-1007 (519) 928-5298 (519) 925-5525 (705) 466-3341

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Rusty, when we began dating do you recall what your dad called me?


Weekend Weather

Spike & Rusty Word Scramble


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The Creemore Echo • Friday, May 18, 2018 •

Yes, Spike, I do, it was LWHITFA and you were not!

Friday, May 18 Mainly sunny High 19 Low 9 Wind E 23 km/h POP 10%

Saturday, May 19 Light rain High 15 Low 12 Wind SE 17 km/h POP 80%

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A mix of sun and clouds High 19 Low 7 Wind NW 14 km/h POP 30% by Ken Thornton

Answer on page 23

Find this week’s answer on page 23

FRED’s Funnies

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11. African desert 13. Lengthy scolding 14. Children, collectively 16. Feeling lousy 17. Kind of TV 19. Caustic cleanser 20. A drawbridge might go over it 22. Distinctive flair 23. Internet diary 24. Having little or no vegetation 26. Soak a piece of bread with gravy 28. Telephone sound 29. Inanimate 30. Conjecture 32. Not very spicy 35. Honk the horn 36. One in command of a ship 39. Daffy Duck has one 42. Type of music 43. Sound an audience might make 44. Become infected and fill with pus 46. Altar site 47. Hooded robe 49. A leveret is a young one 50. Go unused 51. It’s symbol is Re 54. Hair worn in a knot 55. Meaning what one says 57. Dreamer’s opposite 59. Wreak havoc on 60. Provide storage for forage

1. Acknowledge for tax purposes 2. Put on a show 3. Late afternoon hour 4. Serving dish for soup 5. Golfer’s vehicle 6. “Hello, sailor!” 7. Remind too often 8. Support for growing vines 9. Get ready to take more pictures 10. Loud ringing of bells 11. Lose control of a car 12. Random person 13. Arm, leg, or wing 15. Safecracker 18. Glasgow girl 21. Tread on and crush 23. ___ Columbia 25. Use cut and paste 27. One in the Major Leagues 31. Dark spot on the skin 33. Part of Newfoundland: abbr. 34. Bishop’s district 36. Office machine 37. Southern 38. Lunchtime, for many 40. Form of abstract sculpture 41. Read carefully 42. Answer with an attitude 44. Able to speak with ease 45. Cheque for a landlord 48. Hook up electronically

How many cats can you put into an empty box? Only one. After that, the box isn’t empty. Happy Victoria Long Weekend, Creemore Farmers’ Market Opening Day and Creemore Echo subscription drive. Have a safe and fantastic weekend everyone!

May 18, 2018

Find the answer to this week’s Crossword on page 23

51. Laugh loudly 52. Very big 53. One way to prepare potatoes

56. It climbs walls 58. Fail a polygraph


• The Creemore Echo • Friday, May 18, 2018

If you’ve heard of someone who knows of a foraging hotspot but refuses to share the location it may be partly that they want all the wild food for themselves but it is most likely they are protective of the crop, which are at risk of being picked out of existence. Wild leeks must be harvested responsibly because they are so slow to replenish. The plants have a lifespan that can take up to seven years to go from seed to maturity. The rule of thumb is that a maximum of five per cent of a healthy patch should be harvested. Fiddleheads grow along the banks of the Mad River. The spring delicacy will cost you an arm and a leg in the grocery store but a well timed hike and some elbow grease will result in quite a haul. Dandelions are full of vitamins and every part of the plant is edible. The leaves, the flowers and the roots are edible. A cup of dandelion greens contains more than the recommended daily amount of vitamin A and 535 per cent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K, and other things like calcium, iron and magnesium.

• Service Directory • Gravity Sun Power solar generation for energy savings and income professionally designed and installed

Jeff Williams • 466-5741

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

Safety’s & Fuel Injection

218 Main St. Stayner

Bus. (705) 428-3393 ~ Res. (705) 466-2343


Serving Hockley to Creemore Licensed and Trusted Since 2002 ECRA/ESA Licence #7002079


Garry Stamp, Owner/Operator




1-(800) 392-1151

7685 Cty Rd 91 • 428-0131


110 Adeline St., Shelburne 1423 Mosley St., Wasage Beach

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


General Practise of Law

PLUMBING Servicing Creemore and surrounding area

(705) 466-5807 Licensed and insured

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution John L. Ferris

Megan L. Celhoffer

190 Mill Street T 705-466-3888

Host Your Party

Rates starting at $30/hour Event pricing available • 705.466.9906

Iron Butterfly

Custom Iron Work Specializing in gates Charcoal BBQs & Fire Pits Design • Welding • Refinishing Tyler Kueper 705-791-5478

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

Dave North • 705-718-7370


Echo Classifieds

The Creemore Echo • Friday, May 18, 2018 •

garage sales Saturday, May 19: 17 Johnston Street, Creemore, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dollhouse furniture, fairy gardens, miniatures, corduroy & jogging fleece, cups&saucers, etc. Saturday, May 19: 20 Caroline Street West. Moving sale, Diane Hutchings and Cinders McLeod. Saturday, May 19: 8 King Street, Creemore, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tools, fishing gear, garden equipment, household stuff. Saturday, May 19: Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner, from 8 a.m. to noon. Treasures to no end inside and outside! Call 705-428-3711.

rentals Room for rent. All inclusive, parking, shared washroom, kitchen, backyard and laundry room. $450. Contact 705-770-2813. One bedroom apartment for rent on Main Street Creemore. No smoking. No pets. Call & leave a message at 705-441-2343.

help wanted Restaurant in Creemore seeking server, dishwasher and cook. Call 705-466-9999 or 705717-4080 and ask for Chris. Part-time Sales Associate required. Please email resume to ross. or drop off at Creemore Home Hardware.

fish & chips Fish 'n Chips Fridays at Affairs Bakery. **Note that Fish & Chips will not be served May 18 due to the High Tea** Next week we'll be open until 9 p.m. on Fridays with more menu items including fish&chips, burgers, chicken, ribs.

Submit your classified ad by 5 pm Tuesday: call 705-466-9906, fax 705-466-9908, email,$17 + hst for 25 words or less


thank you

Elliott Painting and Decorating, over 30 years experience with excellent references. Interior and exterior painting and wallpapering. Call for free estimate at 705-466-2356.

Thanks to NN for the cookies! Creemore Echo

for sale

Contractor Repairs, restores, dismantles and jacks up farm buildings, homes, and cottages. Also roofing, siding, doors, windows, beams, posts, foundations, peers, cement work, fencing, eaves troughing, decks, docks installed, repaired, replaced. Brian McCurdy. 519-986-1781. Rod the Window Cleaner. You deserve a Clear View. Spring is here! You know you want it! Residential, commercial, year-round. All windows welcome. Call 705-351-0768. References on request. Painting, Masonry & Parging. Professional quality. Now accepting new projects. Call Don for estimate at 705-424-0708 or 705-816-0708.

foot care

The 33rd Annual Ramp Romp was a sunny and sold out success ... and the Singhampton Community Centre Board would like to acknowledge three groups for their contributions: One; Silent Auction Donators: Kostick Demolition, Mylar & Loreta Restaurant, Creemore Springs, Robinson’s Paint, Grey Highlands Advance, Stayner Rental, Giffen’s Country Market, Mad River Honey, Maxwell Stone, Creemore 100 Mile House, Devil’s Glen Country Club, Meeser Firewood, Westin Trillium House, Creemore XTR, Flowers by Ms Design, Affairs Bakery, Mad River Mills, Hamilton Brothers, Highlands Nordic, Creemore Home Hardware, the GNE, Karen Lee, Sue Clarry, Sue Ainley, Deb Harris, Dave & Sharon, Peter & Anne Lorriman, Becky Eveland, and Anonymous !

Foot Focus – Professional Foot Care in the comfort of your home. Nail trimming, filing, corn and callus reduction, foot soak with foot and lower leg massage. Tammy Robinson, PSW Advance Foot Care Certified. Call 705-818-4086.

Two; Volunteers: A hearty and aromatic thank you goes out to: twelve servers, 4 youthful table clearers, nine potato bakers, 11 applesauce and pickle people, fifteen pickers, 12 cleaners, two pork roasters, 3 pie servers, three leek steamers, 2 tireless dishwashers, a photographer, an energetic leek freak, a flower provider, two ticket takers, 2 silent auctioneers, two bartenders, 5 odd job rovers, and six cleaner-uppers.


Three; Guests: Well fed and mainly wellbehaved, the 284 + who showed up to dine, bid and socialize, made the event a true success.

Peace Valley Ranch is looking for 5 more horses and their owners to call the ranch home! Join our small group of horse owners on this crazy journey of horse ownership. 200+ acres of riding trails, an indoor arena, working cattle-ranch environment, with horsemanship trainers on site. Horses are kept as a large group unless specified, you haven’t seen horses happier and calmer than at Peace Valley! Located just outside of Honeywood. 519925-6628, www.rawhide-adventures., and/or check us out on Facebook@ RawhideAdventures. 7 2 9

7 1 3 1 4 planning an event? 7 1 3 The Creemore branch of the Royal Canadian 3 5Legion is available 9 for 6 rent. The hall will hold up to 400 people, 6 7 bar can be arranged. Lounge will hold up9to 150 people, bar can be3arranged. 2 Quiet Room will hold up to 30 people. 5 3 4 Call 705-466-2330 to book. Catering 2 is 8 available for any7event.

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McIntyre, “Sadie” Sarah Jennette With her family by her side at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood on Sunday, December 10, 2017 in her 77th year. Beloved wife of Mac of Singhampton. Loving mother of Wayne of Singhampton, Bill (Louanne) of Feversham, and Joan (Charlie) Carney of Singhampton. Cherished Grandmother of Christi (Jeff), Billy (Jessica), Melissa (Kyle), Robbie (Emma) and Ashley (Jason). Proud Great-Grandma to Justin, Marissa, Taylor, Logan, Sheldon, Peyton, Kayden, Paisley, Sadie, Lauren and Mac. Sister of Mildred (Reg) McInnis of Collingwood, Mary Blakey of Wasaga Beach and Kathleen (Wilson) McDonald of Singhampton. Predeceased by siblings Margaret and Duncan. Sadie was very much loved by everyone who met her. Her joyful cheer, caring personality and willingness to always help made her not only an asset to her community, but a great friend to many. She loved to spend time using her many talents to create beautiful homemade gifts for everyone, including socks, sweaters, sewing and much more. She had a great passion for agriculture and served on the Feversham Agricultural Society for over 25 years, always being sure to enter her creations in the Fall Fair Homecraft shows. Her true love was spending time with her family and working the farm with Mac. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Osprey Community Centre, 494196 Grey Road 2, Feversham, ON. Memorial contributions to a Campbell House and the Cancer Society of Canada would be gratefully appreciated.

in memoriam Priddle – In loving memory of Alex Priddle August 9, 1928-May 20, 2017. A beautiful memory dearer than gold. Of a father whose worth Can never be told. There’s a place in our hearts No one can fill. We miss you, Dad and always will. Brian & Marj, Karen and families.

Lumber • Plywood Trusses • Windows Roofing • Siding Fence Supplies • Culverts Cedar Posts • Railway Ties Fuel Delivery •Oil Furnaces Lawn & Garden Supplies “Nowhere... but close to everywhere.”

HAMILTON BROS. • EST. 1874 • 705-466-2244 2047 Glen Huron Rd, Glen Huron

auctions Bob Severn Auction Register Ph: 519-925-2091 Auction Schedule:

Spike & Rusty: HALFWIT

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One, Two, Three, Thank You !

Kidd Family Auctions is getting ready for 2018!

This week’s answers


• May 26th - Toys and Fun Stuff - Creemore Arena. 10 a.m. Consign now!! • June 2nd - Sale - KFA Auction Yard, Cty Rd 21, Melancthon. 10 a.m. • June 16th - Sale at Dundalk Arena. Long-time collector, Murray Sheardown, is auctioning off his large collection of cast iron seats. 10 a.m. • June 23rd - Live Auction at 218 Collingwood Street, Creemore at 10 a.m.


Town-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 19

starting at 8 a.m. Creemore:

• 7 Jardine Crescent • 38 Jardine Crescent • 17 Johnston Street • 8 King Street • 20 Caroline Street West • 171 Collingwood Street* • 175 Collingwood Street • 210 Collingwood Street • 28 Nelson Street - lemonade stand New Lowell:

• 2423 6-7 Side Road Sunnidale • 3571 Hogback Road* Stayner:

• Centennial United, 234 William St. * Saturday & Sunday


• The Creemore Echo • Friday, May 18, 2018

217 Gideon Street, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 Telephone: 705 428-6230 | Fax: 705 428-0288 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Communications are available in alternative formats upon request.

Tender Cedar Street Watermain Construction, Stayner Contract No.: 300039098 SEALED BIDS, on forms supplied by the Contract Administrator, in the envelopes provided, will be received by Mike Rawn, C.E.T., General Manager, Environmental Services, at the Township of Clearview, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner ON L0M 1S0 until: 1:30 p.m., local time, Thursday, June 7, 2018 Tenders will be opened publicly on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 1:35 p.m. in Clearview Council Chambers, at 217 Gideon Street, Stayner ON L0M 1S0. The work (“Work”) includes: • The replacement of an existing watermain with 325 ± m of 150 mm diameter PVC watermain complete with hydrant sets and residential water services and associated road, ditch and driveway restoration on Cedar Street in the Community of Stayner from William Street to John Street. Bid Documents may be obtained at the office of the Contract Administrator, R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited, 3 Ronell Crescent, Collingwood ON L9Y 4J6 for a non-refundable fee of $100.00 ($88.50 plus HST) payable to R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited. A non-mandatory site meeting and test dig will be held on May 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. In addition to other provisions in the Bid Documents, the lowest or any Bid will not necessarily be accepted. Owner Contract Administrator Mr. Mike Rawn, C.E.T. Paul Hausler General Manager R.J. Burnside & Associates Environmental Services Limited Township of Clearview 3 Ronell Crescent 217 Gideon Street Collingwood ON L9Y 4J6 Stayner ON L0M 1S0 T: (705) 797-4289 T: (705) 428-6230 ext. 243 F: 705-446-2399 Email: F: (705) 428-0288 Email:

Victoria Day Waste Collection

There will be NO CHANGE to your garbage, organics, and recycling collection day. Have materials at the curb by 7 a.m. on your regular day to ensure collection. WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES HOURS All County waste management facilities will be CLOSED Monday, May 21 except Site 8 (Matchedash). Does not apply to residents of Barrie and Orillia.

County of Simcoe Customer Service 1-800-263-3199

Braves falter on road but dynamite at home In NDBL action the Creemore Braves got off to a rocky start with losses in Midland and Lisle in frigid temperatures. Returning home on Motherʼs Day, falling behind 5-1 to the visiting Aurora Jays, Creemore stormed back to win 13-5 behind homeruns from Bryan Post and Bryce Watson. Tommy Gateman homered on Friday’s game to lead off the game. In opening YSBA Select action, the Mosquito 11U team hosted an exhibition doubleheader against Markham  on May 6  and quickly

disposed of them 13-5 and 21-7. Also on Mother’s Day with Gowan Park packed with an estimated crowd of 400 people the Braves opened Braves Field with a thrilling 9-7 win lead by Tristan Parkʼs grand slam in the first game, and Griffin MacIntyre put them back on top with a bases clearing triple in the bottom of the sixth. They followed that up with a 14-7 route of Orangeville in the second game. Follow this summer ’s action at 

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