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The Creemore

ECHO

Friday, June 19, 2009

Vol. 09 No. 25

News and views in and around Creemore

NO DECISION ON SCI by Brad Holden Stayner Collegiate Institute lived to see another day Wednesday night when School Board Trustees, plodding their way through a massive meeting agenda, voted to adjourn at 11 pm before they had a chance to debate the school’s possible closure. As a result, a packed house of parents, students and teachers decked out in the regalia of SCI, Elmvale District High School and Penetanguishene Secondary School – the three schools threatened with closure after the Board’s Accomodation Review “B” – got to wait for an hour-anda-half while the Trustees discussed an unrelated issue behind closed doors and then watch as the Trustees debated and

passed their final 2009 budget, approved a few tenders and made a final decision regarding Accomodation Review “A,” which dealt with high schools in the Orillia area. The audience was then invited to come back at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 22, when the ARC “B” decision will be first on the agenda. The night was not without some interest for those concerned for Stayner, Elmvale and Penetang, however. Leading off the public portion of the evening were four delegations – one from an Elmvale resident speaking in favour of EDHS, one from Christian Island Chief Rod Monague, Jr., describing (See “SCI” on page 3)

BALLPARK MAKEOVER Creemore’s longtime baseball fans will remember the old Creemore Star scoreboard at Gowan Park, which for years now has been in such rough condition it was no longer being used. Keeping alive the tradition of local newspaper support, a new scoreboard was unveiled this week, to the delight of fans who can once again learn the inning and score with a glance down the third-base line. Here, darci-que, who painted the new sign, sits on the scorer’s platform with Creemore Echo publisher Craig Simpson and Creemore Braves manager Pete “Hammer” Kinghan. For the latest Braves news, see page 8.

Mill Street Grand Re-Opening Creemore’s Street Re-Paving Party – the first of its kind since the town’s original Street Paving Party in 1928 – will officially get underway at 11:30 am on Saturday, June 20 with a ribbon cutting at the corner of Mill and Francis Streets.

After that, the length of Mill Street will be filled with all manner of sidewalk sales, children’s activities, tea parties and lemonade stands. For more information about all of the great activities planned by BIA members and Creemore Springs, see page 12.

Inside the ECHO Art & Community

WALK ‘N WHEEL-A-THON Leisureworld Creedan Valley’s annual parade to raise funds for the nursing home’s residents’ bus took place last Saturday, and as usual it was a multigenerational affair. Here, resident Glenna McKinley is escorted up Mill Street by Creedan Valley employee Kim Lattimore and Kim’s three daughters – Taylor and twins Elyse and Camille. For more photos of the event, visit www.creemore.com.

Trees on Mill Street Just in time for the party!

Station holds successful art auction.

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COMMUNITY Calendar This Weekend Saturday, June 20 • Creemore Street Party! Hey Neighbour - Join us for a good old-fashioned street party. Ribbon cutting is at 11:30 at the Foodland corner. Fun stuff to do all afternoon! See ad on page 12. • Badjeros United Church Garage & Bake Sale from 8 am to 1 pm. Come pick out some new treasures. You can drop off old treasures to our church shed on Friday evening. To rent a table call 466-2214. • Community Meeting at Honeywood Arena from 10 to 11:30 am concerning The Highland Companies. Hosted by The North Dufferin Agricultural & Cmmunity Taskforce (NDACT) and concerned residents of Mulmur & Melancthon.

• Community Gathering for the Otok Family whose home was completely decimated by fire. At Hornings Mills Hall at 2 pm. New & slightlyused unwrapped gifts accepted. Sponsored by Honeywood UCW. • Dunedin Annual Strawberry Supper today from 4:30 to 7 pm. Salads, ham, strawberries & homemade pies. Adults $12, children under 12 $6, 5 and under free. Please join us!

Sunday, June 21

• Church Directory is on page 3. • Father’s Day Breakfast at Creemore Legion from 8:30 to 11 am. 2 eggs any way you want them, bacon or sausage, hashbrowns & toast or a waffle with all the fixings. $5 per person.

• Badjeros United Church Roast Beef Dinner & Music Night with music by Fred Hale. Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Entertainment begins at 7 pm. Come and enjoy delicious food & great music! For tickets call David Culham (705) 4662214. Adults $15, ages 7 to 12 $6, under 6 free. • Come celebrate the gift of the sun at a Summer Solstice Celebration with dance, poetry and song at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Garden at 7 pm. Please bring a snack to share. • Creemore Cemetery Service at 2:30 pm. • St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Singhampton invites you to Founders Day Service at 11:30 am followed by lunch. Rev. Ray Dobson, guest is Bishop Taylor Pryce. • Singhampton Cemetery Service at 3 pm.

Upcoming Events Monday, June 22 • Clearview Township’s Council Meeting at 7 pm at the Council Chambers. Everyone welcome.

Thursday, June 25

• Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic from 3 to 7 pm at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Stayner. Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book your appointment. • Music in the Park at Station Park, Stayner from 7 to 9 pm. The Gulleys performs tonight - a local country group. Bring your own lawnchair. • Latin Fusion Trio will be performing at Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg at 8pm. Tickets: $12 advance or $15 at door ($10 for Students). $22 before door and CD. Call (519) 599-7837 for tickets.

Friday, June 26

• St. Paul’s Anglican Church Strawberry Supper, Singhampton from 5 to 7 pm. Beef, salads, strawberries & cake. Adults $12, children under 12 $6, 5 and under free.

Saturday, June 27

• Avening United Church Women regretfully announce the cancellation of their June 27 th Strawberry Supper. • Traditional Strawberry Shortcake at the Market from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Creemore Farmers’ Market. Prepared & served by Creemore Tree Committee. Free draw for CTC golf shirt or hat. For details call 466-3126 or 466-2966. • Curiosity House Books, in co-operation with the Creemore Farmers’ Market, welcomes renowned Canadian cookbook author Rose Murray for an appearance and book signing of A Taste of Canada from 10 am to noon at the market & 2 to 4 pm at the bookstore. (705) 466-3400.

• Buck & Doe for Amanda Santia & Kevin Spears on Saturday, June 27 at Duntroon Hall from 8 pm to 1 am. $10. Age of majority.

Sunday, June 28

• 70th Coe-Duffin Reunion. Sunday, June 28 at 2 pm. Supper at 5:30 pm. at Marie Kidd’s residence, 998140 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline, Lisle.

Tuesday, June 30

• The Creemore School Reunion on Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2 would appreciate the registration and dinner fees for the event be submitted by today. Please send payment to Murray Skinkle, 3 Wellington Street West, Creemore L0M 1G0.

Wednesday, July 1

• Canada Day in Creemore. See next week’s paper for all activities. • Honeywood/Hornings Mills United Church Annual Strawberry Supper from 5 to 7pm at the Honeywood Arena. Adults $12, children $7. Preschoolers are free. • Music in the Park at Station Park, Stayner from 7 to 9 pm. The Georgian Sound Big Band performs tonight. Bring your own lawnchair.

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Tuesday, July 7 to Saturday, July 11

• Theatre Collingwood presents Sexy Laundry by Michele Riml, a Lighthouse Festival Theatre Production at the Gayety Theatre. A hilarious comedy about two empty-nesters. For tickets contact Theatre Collingwood (705) 445-2200 (866) 382-2200 info@ theatrecollingwood.com.

Sunday, July 26

• Community/Friends Shower for Jennifer Millsap (marrying Mike Beattie) at St. John’s United Church Hall from 1 to 3 pm. There will be a donation box there to purchase lawn furniture or bring your own gift. Call 466-2995 for more info.

Friday, July 3

• First Friday Soul Revival at 7 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church. Gather, celebrate, wonder. Come early for a potluck if you have time.

Saturday, July 4

• 13th Annual Heritage Day. Concert at Station Park, Stayner from noon to 4 pm. Pancake breakfast at Jubilee Presbyterian Church from 7 to 10:30 am, Parade at 11 am. Draws & prizes at 3:30 pm. Food fair, booths, fun for the kids. Sponsored by Stayner Heritage Society.

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SCI decision postponed to June 22 (Continued from page 1) his community’s positive ties with Penetang Secondary School, one from a lawyer hired by Springwater Township to investigate the ARC process, and one from a Wasaga Beach parent who felt his community was deserving of a high school. Most interesting was the presentation from the lawyer, Chris Williams, who called the ARC process “extremely large, cumbersome and unwieldy” and offered his opinion that the staff recommendation to close the three small schools was contrary to several provincial policies, including the Provincial Policy Statement and the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which emphasizes the need for complete communities. He also questioned how relevant the recommendation for a new high school in Wasaga Beach remains in light of last week’s new provincial population projections for Simcoe County. Where Wasaga Beach was previously targeted

to have a population of 35,000 in the year 2031, the community’s new projected population for that year is just 26,300. Also interesting was the discussion around the Orillia ARC. That committee recommended the closure of two of Orillia’s three high schools and the building of a new school on the site of one of the closed schools. School Board staff, however, advised trustees Wednesday night that, given the current economic climate in the province, the Board was more likely to receive funding for a retrofitted school. The Board, however, supported the decision of the ARC, with Orillia Trustee Debra Edwards saying the committee members took a “giant leap – we owe it to the community to support them,” she said. With that, the Trustees voted to close Orillia District Collegiate and Park Street Collegiate Institute, pending funding for a new school to be built on the Park Street site.

Echo Briefs

NDACT Public Meeting

Strawberry Supper While the weather may not feel like it, strawberry season is upon us! On Saturday, June 20, Knox Dunedin Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Strawberry Supper, from 4:30 to 7 pm. The price for this taste of summer is $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and free for those under five. For more information, call 466-5202.

Local Church Directory St. Paul’s Anglican Church Singhampton Sunday, June 21 Founders Day Service at 11:30 am followed by lunch followed by Singhampton Union Cemetery Service at 3 pm

The North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) will hold a public meeting at 10 am on Saturday, June 20 at the Honeywood Arena to discuss the latest developments surrounding the Mulmur-Melancthon land acquisition by the Highland Companies. The company has now advised Melancthon Township that it will apply for an aggregate licence within the next three to six months. For more information, see www.ndact.com.

PLANTING FOR TOMORROW Creemore Tree Committee chair Diane McKay was happy to see the new trees finally arrive on Mill Street this week. Replacing the old Norway maples are a selection of smaller flowering trees including serviceberries and pears. The trees have been planted in patterns and will be left with lower branches on for the first season. Once they mature, they will be pruned so their first branches are about five feet off the ground. Planted around their bases are creeping junipers, to provide a stable place for the trees to grow. The Tree Committee will be at the Farmers’ Market and the Street Party this weekend, selling raffle tickets for a quilt donated by Helen Blackburn. See the ad on page 6 for more.

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THE SALVATION ARMY HOPE ACRES COMMUNITY CHURCH Situated in Mulmur Township You are invited to Sunday Church Services at 10:45 am For more information call (705) 466-3435.

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Skating parties of old Letter to the Editor, About the skating party picture submitted by Jim Madill that ran in the June 12 edition. In my book Has the Bell Rung Yet? there are two similar pictures; one taken in 1924 and the other in 1926. Many of the people in the photo were still alive at the time of writing (1979) and were able to verify the dates. I would estimate Jim’s photo to be of the mid-20’s era. After skating the party retired to the school for lunch. This was in what was called the Science room, which was on the north side of the upper story of the Caroline Street School. The boys are perched on the partition that separated the cloakroom from the classroom. The high school, known as Creemore Continuation School, used the upper story three rooms until 1954 when the students were transferred to Collingwood. On another topic – the 1912 site originally chosen for the new school (see my June 12 Echo column) was across from the Baptist Church but was deemed unsuitable due to the noise from Hisey’s Mill, and possibly because of the four trains a day which would pass close by. Helen Blackburn, Nottawa

Thoughts on growth Letter to the Editor: I would like to comment on statements made by Clearview Council members reported in your article “Province: Less Growth for Clearview.” I really can’t believe that anyone on Council has the nerve to be simpering and whimpering about the Province of Ontario’s growth numbers as planned for Clearview. Did this same Council not abdicate their power regarding growth numbers for Creemore, just a short few years ago, by refusing to make a decision and forcing the developer to go to the OMB for a decision? Clearview has clearly demonstrated that they can’t grapple with big decisions and wish to have other larger entities make those decisions for them. Now, with this “Simcoe Area: A Strategic Vision for Growth” plan, shouldn’t they just suck it up and take it like a man (or in Alicia’s case like a woman)? I mean really. This is just a big old case of karma. Many of those involved as parties and participants in the Alliance Homes OMB case could have uttered Mayor Ferguson’s statement – “I am not an angry person, but it’s hard not to feel that way,” said Ferguson. “To me, this is three-and-a-half, four years of our time, and it’s meant nothing. We fought the fight, we had a year’s worth of meetings, and now the Province comes in with its magic wand. I’m redundant, and that’s quite a feeling.” This is just so appropriate that the Mayor now gets a big dose of the same medicine. I am not prepared to get into a big rant on whether the allocation of growth numbers or infrastructure are right for Clearview. I am happy that greater growth may come later, when Council and staff might be made up of a new generation of thinkers who get the problems with the planet and would make more environmentally sensitive decisions regarding development plans. Heck, future councillors might even make a decision. Murray Lackie, Creemore

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This photo was submitted by Sylvia Gale, who borrowed it from Maurice McArthur (she believes it came from his Aunt Marion (Mrs. Elmer) Priddle’s estate. It’s of a Grade 7/8 that she was in, though for some reason she was absent on photo day. If anyone can help her with the missing names, she’s at 466-5732. Back row: Violet Micks, Margie Moore, Lorne Melville, Jim Steed, Jock Carruthers, Reg Knox, Dale Scott, Len Dent, Bill Conklin, Elmer Priddle, Principal. Middle row: ?, Grant (Gink) Russell, Mary Conklin, ? , Marilyn Melville, Sylvia Bishop, Ruth Emmett, Diane Conn, Annette Bates.Front row: ?, Ralph Ferguson, Ronnie Morby, John Webster, ?, Sheila Saunders (?), Marion Tilden, Joy Beacom, Julia Sidey.

In defence of larger secondary schools Dear Editor: I have long been a strong advocate of local communities having a meaningful role in shaping policy that affects their public institutions. Therefore, I appreciate the dismay of the local citizens committee when their recommendations appear to be overruled by the School Board accommodation review process. While I recognize the role that schools play in providing an important sense of place to communities I am not advocating for one school option over the other. However, there were statements made by Mr. Mills on this matter in last weeks Echo that I found troubling. Referring to large regional schools as “factory” schools may have been a little misleading. The need for secondary schools to offer a spectrum of highly specialized courses is an urgent reality and is often only possible with larger numbers of students and staff. Providing multiple academic pathways for students requires diversity in course offerings if opportunities for success are to be offered to all learners. Additionally, meaningful student engagement is fostered through the efforts of skilled professional staff and by providing the appropriate technology for concentration and specialization in arts, science and technical studies. Mr. Mills also referred to a large regional school as “removing maturing students from their communities and culture.” I was confused by this statement, as coop programs in schools maximize all local business opportunities to place students. Two and four credit coop programs minimize accessibility issues as students are still able to pursue work placements in their home communities. Students in larger schools would also benefit from academic pathways such as specialist high school majors, which require sufficient class numbers for schools to offer.

It was perhaps a reference to large schools as places that “breed aberrant behaviour” that compelled me to write this letter. While the literature on large schools does speak to students affiliating in different social patterns, there is little evidence of large schools (not overcrowded schools) being a causal factor in student aberrant behaviour. Larger schools create spaces and opportunities for students to assimilate into peer groups that share similar interests and beliefs. They also provide access to a greater variety of extracurricular activities. They become less homogeneous in their character and build educational identities that are multi-dimensional and mirror contemporary social environments. If my statement makes me less “distinctly Ontario/ Canadian”… and I am not exactly sure what that is or if it is a good thing or not… then I welcome the richness and diversity of the “Canadian multi-cultural motif.” Secondary schools are moving to facilitate the development of the complex and comprehensive skill sets that are required for the postindustrial work place. Schools that have the capacity to engage all learners, from academic through essential level courses, produce more graduates. And the evidence on secondary school graduates having greater opportunities to be productive citizens is unassailable. Sincerely, Geoff Ayton, Creemore

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Big Heart Seniors SENIORS

There were 60 of us out 312, Warren Gale 303, today, and we welcomed Barb Cudmore 290 and Joyce Brown, who joined Art Bishop 288. Now, the us. Bob Veale also welcomed gal that got low score needs back Marg Khull. We were to have the folks at the Glen sorry to hear Edith Veale was take it easy on her, and not among the ailing, and Bob razz her too hard! Eileen claims that it was because Sylvia Giffen was low with 125, GALE he threw snowballs at her but remember, guys, she’s when they were out west still in a weakened condition this past week. We were glad to see and needs TLC! The hidden score of 15 Wilma Bannerman back, and also did not go, so it will be worth $11 next Irene Dolson, but sorry to hear that May week. Johnston injured her back and will be We had a Happy Birthday card and a out of commission for some time, as will song for Art Bishop, Marg Ferguson Vera Pettigrew, and we haven’t heard and Irene Dolson, and we discovered from Winston Ferguson for a while. it was Joyce Brown’s birthday also. With Edith absent, Barb Cudmore I would like to send thanks to Marj and Marion Kelly stepped into the Thomson for the Owen Sound and area breach, and by the time we got to Seniors, phonebook, as I need numbers from that the coffee and tea was all set up, and neck of the woods fairly often. Marj has Barb was keeping track of attendance the knack of being able to come up with and dues. Actually, she was our Sexetary! whatever is needed at any particular Well done guys – or should I say gals. time. The 50/50 draws went to Doreen We would like to send condolences to Murray, Marj Thomson, Audrey the Shier family, formerly of the Maxwell Fines, Jim Rigney, Karl Seifert, area and their extended family on the Marion Kelly, Wilma Zeggil and death of 59-year-old Dave Shier. Dave Audrey Tidd. was a brother to Ed Shier, who was at Moon shots were played by Wilma one time married to my daughter Sharon. Bannerman, Doreen Murray, Dave Special sympathy to Dave’s mother, Smith (2), Pat Winger, Phyllis Seed, Marlene, as she raised three boys – Jean Carmichael and Yours Truly. Norm, Dave and Ed, and one girl, Pat. Dave took the Sidewinders loot, and, by Pat is the only child left to Marlene as dint of having my moon shot one hand all three boys are gone – all very young. later than Jean, I scooped the travelling They say you are never given more prize. than you can handle, but that must be High scorers were Gayle Gordon unbelievable sorrow for a mother.

On a happier note, we would like to welcome Corbin Kidd, son of Cleve and Heather Kidd of Sundre, Alberta, into the family. Corbin was born on June 13, and is the grandson of Carol Kidd and Cleve and Esther Kidd. He is a great grandboy to Marie Kidd and Warren and I. He is also a great-great nephew of Seniors members Thelma Lightheart and Lois and Robert Walker, and he has a great many great aunts and uncles in this area. Early this week, we went to Barrie for my visit to the Oncology Department of the hospital, and then over to the mall where Canadian Tire is located. On getting out of the car in the back parking lot, my wheeled cart that I trundle the oxygen cylinders around in tipped over. My purse that had been hanging on a hook on the handle, fell off. I found my lipstick laying on the pavement, but nothing else. We then went in and ate at the Chinese Restaraunt before coming home. The next morning, Warren had to have the van up to the Beach for cleaning, and I was going to follow him in the car to bring him home – then I discovered that I had lost all my keys (3 sets) and some other things. I remembered that where my purse fell the day before, there had been quite a steep slope, and I wondered if my keys could have fallen under the car there. So we dropped the van off and drove back to Barrie and, thankfully, they had been turned in and were being held

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by Security. This was really great because the one set of keys was on a fob that with the push of a button, unlocked the van, locked it, etc. – all worth well over $100 to replace. But if there are any prizes for the “Nidiot of the Week Award,” then I probably qualify. I noticed in last week’s Echo that there was a street dance back in 1928 when the main street was first paved. Well, I missed that dance by dint of not yet having been born, but I was at the street dance when they paved County Road 9 – I think it’s also Louisa Street – back in the mid 1950s. And, on remembering that dance, it seems I have always qualified for the “Nidiot” award! You see, I was dancing with Jim Madill (I think), and he stopped and spoke to a chap from North Carolina or Virginia, or some other tobacco growing state in that area. He was up here working as a “cure man” on a tobacco farm, and Jim knew him, so he introduced us. Just as he did, my hand went out, and, honest-to-god I was not in charge of that hand as it took hold of that poor man’s Van Dyke type of beard – and tugged! The man’s head jerked forward and down, and then whoever was running my hand yanked again – and then again! At this point, this man, who is a stranger to our country and our customs must have wondered what had hit him as his head is down about knee height – and I’m still hanging on to his beard, with my mouth open in surprise! By now I am thinking oh my God! What have I done? And, more to the point, what am I going to do? Do I dare to let him go? Is he liable to kill me? Anyway, I very carefully took control of my hand (from whoever else had been running it!) and took my hand off the man’s beard. He just straightened up and looked at me as if he hoped I didn’t have a twin – and then he wheeled and left. I still don’t know what caused me to jerk that man’s head down, and I’d really like to know what he told folks back home about Canadians. But I also think I should steer clear of any more street dances if that’s the way they affect me!

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Michele McKenzie from The Clearview Public Library checks out the vintage Tiger Moth flying out of the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation located at the Edenvale Aerodrome in preparation for a joint presentation at Creemore’s Canada Day festivities.

Clearview Township Library News by Michele McKenzie All are invited to eat cake with Lady X and Agent 009 at the Creemore Branch of The Clearview Public Library on Thursday, June 25 at 4 pm. This celebration will be the kick-off for the Library’s summer of literacy entertainment, education and fun sponsored by the TD Summer Reading Program, the National Library and Archives of Canada and the Toronto Public Library. Lady X, otherwise known as Glenda Newbatt, the children’s program planner, is organizing all sort of activities based on exploring the secrets in the library. Her helpers, two summer students known as Agent P and Agent Q will be presenting these programs at the Stayner, Creemore and Sunnidale branches as well at the halls in Dunedin, Duntroon, Nottawa and Sunnidale Corners. Information about these literacy events will be available at each branch in the very near future. Celebrate Canada Day with us at the Creemore Legion Exhibit Hall from 2 pm on Wednesday, July 1. We will be having a mini-book sale, displaying local history memorabilia, and hosting the people who fly the planes from 16 Wing Command and the Edenvale Radio Controlled Aircraft Club. Find out about that mural on Caroline Street in the village and why the pilots from

the flight school in Base Borden really visited Creemore back in 1918! This day is full of activity starting with a mid-morning brunch until the fireworks at dusk and we are proud to be part of it with our Library Outreach program. A full roster of events will be listed on the community bulletin boards at the libraries as well as on the Township of Clearview’s website. Paulette from Two Rivers Ceramics & Flowers will be teaching a children’s painting party on Thursday, July 9 in Creemore, Friday, July 10 in Stayner, and Saturday July 11 in Sunnidale. We will be decorating ceramic dogs and cats as part of our TD Summer Reading Program Add-On Activities. Pre-registration is appreciated by calling your favorite library and the $5 material fee covers all figurines, paint and expertise to create your very own Agent 009 paperweight and/or mascot. The Ontario Early Years teachers will be visiting each branch on a weekly basis over the summer as an extra-special activity. These classes are geared for little ones 0 to 6 years of age and all are welcome to listen to stories, sing songs and create crafts. This program will run in tandem with the TD Summer Reading Program. Please register your little one to guarantee a spot as we are filling up quickly now to full capacity in our tiny community meeting room. Call us at Creemore (466-3011), Stayner (428-3595) or Sunnidale (424-6288) for more details.

The Creemore Art Auction 8530 Concession 3, Glencairn

Committee of Station on the Green

THANK YOU 25% off All Annuals Hanging Baskets Planters Veggies and Herbs! Sale starts at farm and market on June 19 Open Daily 9am to 5pm & Saturdays at Creemore Farmers’ Market

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The Art Auction on Saturday, June 13 was a resounding success. We want to thank all those involved in making it so: the donors, the volunteers, the artists, friends of both the Station on the Green and the Mad and Noisy Gallery. Without all of you working together we would not have enjoyed such a wonderful day and evening. Special thanks also to Norma Panzine for the refreshments, to John Simpson, our auctioneer, and to the Echo for advertising. Your donations and purchases make it possible for the Station on the Green & Mad and Noisy Gallery to continue operations and ongoing service to the community.

by Jean Brownfield Considering how cool the temperatures were for much of May and early June, expect to see lots of green showing up at market! Orie has baby Romaine, and George Street Goodies has several types of lettuce already. The New Farm has been the focal point for organic tomato and strawberry plants, but their lettuce and salad fixings are growing like wildfire as well. For the ramp seeker, check with Noisy River Garlic, but it’s getting late in the season for these delectable little treats. Somehow, even with a late start, some produce shows up on the scene right on schedule every year. We’re hoping that will be the case for strawberries since our Strawberry Festival is Saturday, June 27, just two short weeks away. One year the luscious fruit was almost finished, so it’s a bit of a gamble each time. A few people have been wondering though, so let me assure you that the strawberries will be there on the 27th, along with the famous Creemore Tree Committee shortcake! Look for the red berry to show up in other booths as well, in the guise of jams, and baking. The prime time for planting is nearly over, at least for annuals, so make sure you check out Cut & Dried Flower Farm, whether you’re looking for hanging baskets, planters or plants to fill your empty beds. They also have perennials, vegetable plants, and herbs. If you tend more to lilies, then Nottawasaga Daylilies may send you into a dream state with colours, shapes, and sizes that will add that unique touch to your gardens. Stone Crop Perennials delivers what their name suggests but so much more! Their annuals and planters stop visitors in their tracks as they enter the market from Library Street. So whether it’s the freshest of early produce or plants to fi ll your yard and life with colour, you’ll fi nd it at the Creemore Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm until Thanksgiving at Station on the Green in the fully paved downtown Creemore.

Quilt Raffle Win a Pennsylvania Dutch pattern quilt hand stitched by Helen Blackburn and a large oak quilt rack handcrafted by Lorne Cleary. MPP Helena Guergis will draw the winning ticket 6:00pm at the Canada Day event at the Creemore Legion. Tickets will be available from CTC members June 20th to July 1st. See us at the Creemore Farmers Market, at the festivities during the June 20th opening of the commercial end of Mill Street, at the Strawberry Festival June 27th and at the Canada Day celebrations at the Legion. Tickets at the Creemore Echo and the Curiosity House Book Store.

$2 each or 3 for $5 The quilt is valued at $700 and the quilt rack is valued at $200. The Creemore Tree Committee (CTC) is very grateful for the generous donations of items handmade by the donors to be raffled as a unit with the proceeds to further the work of the CTC.


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Bryan Davies Photos

Art at the Station Last Saturday’s Art Auction at Station on the Green was a huge success, with a capacity crowd bidding on all sorts of artistic treasures. Organizers are still calculating the funds raised, some of which will go to the Station and some to the Mad & Noisy Gallery.

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Connor graduated with High Distinction from the Honours Bachelor of Arts Program with a major in Economics and Financial Management. He also received the University’s Alumni Gold Medal for the School of Business & Economics. Prior to graduating he spent his second last semester as an exchange student at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. During his second year he was recruited by Fidelity Investments of Boston, Massachusetts and worked there the past two summers. He begins full-time employment at Fidelity’s new Toronto office in August 2009. Connor is the son of Kate Gordon of Stratford and Blair Gordon of Waterloo.

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Braves qualify for OBA the hard way by Craig Simpson Creemore lost their first game of the OBA qualifying tournament 4-3 to Ivy on Saturday and trailed Barrie late in the second game, but rallied to win 9-8. They then came back to defeat Ivy twice 6-5 and 6-1 on Sunday, qualifying for the Ontario Senior “C” Championship tournament to be played Labour Day weekend in Orillia. Pitcher Brad Grieveson lost the initial game to Ivy, but then won back to back on Sunday, first in relief and then as the starter. Brett Trott was the winner in relief in the comeback against Barrie. Providing the offensive firepower over the weekend were Todd Gowan, Bryan Post, Rob Perkins, Jason Thompson and Sean Ellis. In league play the Braves upped their record to 8-2 by nipping Clearview 6-5. Starter Ryan Bartley earned the win and also contributed a pair of hits. Todd

Gowan and Bryan Post also had two hits, including Post’s two-run homer. Creemore next plays in Angus, followed by another away game next Monday at Ivy, and then back home against Lisle on Tuesday night.

Soccer News In the 5/6 age group Creemore Vet beat New Lowell #1 by a 2-0 score. Nanna Dinsmore and Lachlan Hill scored the goals, and Josh Bryan and Aiden Hepburn were great in net. Moving up to 7/8 year olds, Creemore Legion beat Chez Michel 4-0 with goals scored by Jon Greer (2), Jullian Gignac and Evan Durish. Nic Hill and Deacon Gunn also provided strong efforts. Stranz Salon nipped Noble Insurance 4-3 in the 11/13 division, with goals from Jagger Bond (2), Ryan Clark and Sky Bloxam.

CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP

NOTICES

PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE FOR A TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOR STAYNER AND AREA TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Township of Clearview will hold a Public Information Centre to obtain public comment on a Transportation Plan for Stayner and Area. The Transportation Plan identifies the needs for road improvements, or road additions, to maintain a safe and efficient road system within the Stayner area. In addition the Plan includes provision for pedestrian linkages (sidewalks, trails and bicycle facilities) within the area. This Transportation Plan is being prepared as part of the Township’s Growth Management Plan and Official Plan review, in response to significant growth pressures forecasted over the next twenty years. Details of the Draft Transportation Plan will be available for review at the following Public Information Centre: Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009 Location: Council Chambers in the Township of Clearview Municipal Office at 217 Gideon Street in Stayner Your input is welcome and will be taken into account in the finalization of this Plan. If you wish to submit comments, or if you require additional information, please contact: Mr. Steve Sage, CRS-S Deputy Director of Public Works Township of Clearview 217 Gideon Street, Box 200 Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 Tel. (705) 428-6230 Ext. 228

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Effective July 1st, 2009, all County of Simcoe Waste Disposal Facilities (with the exception of Matchedash Site #8) will implement new Saturday hours: 8:00am-4:00pm County of Simcoe Customer Service Centre (705)735-6901 1(800)263-3199 www.simcoe.ca email: info@simcoe.ca

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County of of Simcoe Simcoe Waste Waste Management County Management Info Info !

New

NEW Household Hazardous Waste Location Oro Landfill Site #11 - July 1

Low-Risk Items Include: Aerosol cans Batteries Fire extinguishers

Fun & Games

Sudoku

“Doctor, you’ve got to help me. My wife thinks she’s a chicken!” The doctor asks, “How long has she had this condition?” “Two years,” says the man. “Then why did it take you so long to come and see me?” asked the shrink. The man shrugs his shoulders and replies, “We needed the eggs.”

Low-risk household hazardous waste may be brought to the Oro landfill Site Monday - Saturday starting July 1.

Paints & Stains Automotive fluids Oil filters & containers

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Certified General Accountant 28 Elizabeth Street East Creemore, Ontario

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

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Animal Care

Susan’s Grooming Salon PROFESSIONAL GROOMING FOR ALL BREEDS 31 Caroline St. E East entrance OPEN Mon-Fri Call for appointments

Auto Mechanic

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Valley Auto & Tech Safety’s & Fuel Injection

218 Main Street, Stayner

For all your automotive needs 8427 Conc Rd 3 Lisle (705) 424-9993

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Computer Repairs

Decor THE HOME DECORATOR Interior Design Plumbing & Electrical Ceramic wall & floor tile Carpentry & repairs Home Staging 446-9864 OR 444-7489

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Repairs to all makes of cars and light trucks!

Garry Stamp, Owner/Operator

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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

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ECHO Classifieds CELEBRATIONS

FOR RENT

Buck & Doe for Amanda Santia & Kevin Spears on Saturday, June 27 at Duntroon Hall from 8 pm to 1 am. $10. Age of majority.

ROOM for rent long-term or shortterm on the edge of Creemore. Airport Road and Edward St. (705) 444-4852

70th Coe-Duffin Reunion. Sunday, June 28 at 2 pm. Supper at 5:30 pm. at Marie Kidd’s residence, 998140 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline, Lisle.

2 bedroom APARTMENT available mid June. $675/month heat included, hydro extra. Call 466-2356 after 6 pm.

Happy Father’s Day to our coach in both sports & life, our fan anytime, anywhere, our excursioner extraordinaire, and our all-time favourite #4, speedo wearing hero. Love #75, #78, #81

GARAGE SALE Gaelyn Woods, south of Avening, turn west at Banda Corners, go 2 concessions. Huge yard sale on Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21 starting at 8 am each day. Antiques, furnishings, tools, horse tack & more. (705) 466-2745. YARD SALE GOODS. Push mower, riding lawn mower 42”cut one-yr old, jackall & hand tools, chain saw, numerous other items. Call 466-3010. 77 Edward St. E, Creemore on Saturday, June 20 starting at 8 am. Items include bistro set, Muskoka chairs, flower pots, suit jackets and lots more.

FOR SALE SUNFILM BALE WRAP by the skid or roll. Call Jim Steed at 466-3017. Sylvia Designs SEWING/QUILTING TABLE/CABINET. Designed for the serious sewer quilter to keep your machine and accessories all in one convenient place. MSPR $1349. Used for one year. Cherry finish. Have a look at: h t t p : / / w w w. s y l v i a d e s i g n . c o m / ourproducts.php?m=1520 $600 OBO. Call 466-3113. Car for sale: 2000 ECHO. Auto, air, 4dr. Asking $2500. Call (705) 466-3258. STAIRWAY LIFT CHAIR for sale. Call 466-3154.

CLASSES / LESSONS FULFILL YOUR DREAM. Learn how to ride with an Equine Canada Certified Coach in Glencairn. Outdoor lessons available weekday, evenings & weekends. Call (705) 466-3705. BLACKSMITH WORKSHOP with local artist Rene Petitjean. Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28. Learn the fundamentals through demonstrations & hands-on. To register call Mad & Noisy Gallery 466-5555 or info@ madandnoisy.com.

SERVICES Professional Property Maintenance and Repairs. Fully Insured. Call THE LITTLE FIX IT COMPANY. Ask for John. Daytime (705) 434-8061, evenings (705) 424-2810. BULLDOZING & EXCAVATING – Driveways & grading; land clearing; property cleanup; fence-line improvements. Call Bruce Kidd at (705) 466-6728. Experienced HOUSE CLEANER is now taking clients in the Creemore area. References available. Call Lesley on (705) 424-2810.

Large 1 & 3 bedroom APARTMENTS in Creemore. $450 & $700 plus utilities. Call (519) 922-3256. APARTMENT in downtown Creemore. Call 466-5297. OFFICE SPACE in downtown Creemore for rent. Call 466-9906.

HELP WANTED GARDENING ASSISTANCE – experienced and knowledgeable gardening assistance required. Contact Melissa Emerson at (705) 466-2634. Part-time van DRIVER required. (705) 466-3066. KITCHEN HELP wanted. Must be 18 years of age or older. Call Pizza Perfect at (705) 466-2776.

HEALTH CARE PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER. Are you needing help with daily activities, housework, restorative therapy, life enrichment, palliative or dementia care? Call Linda, Registered with DVA, (705) 424-1239 or cell (705) 607-5060.

TUTORING / SPORTS CAMP TUTORING/AFTERNOON SPORTS CAMP. Elementary/secondary/special education/gifted programs. 1-2 hrs of academic sessions weekly equals guaranteed improved attitudes & performance. As well as free afternoon activities (golf, track&field, basketball, tabletop games, crafts, nature study). Call 466-6644.

AFFAIRS BAKERY&CAFE Affairs Bakery & Cafe is serving Fish & Chips and Quarter Chicken Dinners from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm & 5 to 7 pm on Fridays.

LOST / FOUND Meridian DEBIT CARD found on Mill Street. You can pick it up at Creemore Echo

THANK YOU To all of my wonderful family, relatives and friends a very special thank you doesn’t seem adequate for all of your acts of kindness of flowers, cards, visits, gifts and support during my surgery and 6 weeks in TO hospitals. Also thank you to many organizations, Legions, church friends, G&M, ambulance drivers etc. Each and every one of you have made my recovery much easier and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sincerely Ruby Klinck A big thank you to all who came to my birthday party. Special thanks to Helen, Margo, Donna and all who helped with lunch, other chores, also the many cards. Thanks to Greg Holmes and the many musicians who did such a great job. Alex Aldcorn

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THANK YOU

Thanks, thanks. To our children, their spouses & families for arranging our surprise wedding anniversary party, to our neighbours, relatives & friends for cards, gifts, best wishes, phone calls & coming. To Mayor Tom Walsh for presenting us with certificates of congratulations from Adjala Tosorontio Township & Simcoe County, to Government of Canada Provincial Parliament, Govenor of Ontario for certificates and best wishes. A very special day to us to put in our book of memories. George and Irene Brian and I wish to extend our thanks to all for your visits, flowers, cards and phone calls during my extended stay at the Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre. I do not know who to thank for the big bouquet of lilies as there was no card. Thank you to Dianne and Rene for the lovely roses and the homemade bread. Many thanks to the thoughtful person(s) who contacted Mary’s Kitchen. Your unexpected gift of delicious prepared meals was a welcome treat after 12 days of hospital food. A big hug to Bill and David for helping Brian transport and set-up a comfortable bed for me. I am very grateful to Cathy for representing me at the final meetings concerning the tree scaping of the downtown and to Tracey for looking after all other Creemore Tree Committee matters during my absence. A big hug to my dear friend Kathy who has become more like a loving sister to me. Your many acts of kindness will never be forgotten. Deepest gratitude to Dr. Stewart Wright and all the staff for the excellent care while in hospital and the support after returning home. I am so looking forward to next spring when I will be able to walk without debilitating pain as I resume my annual spring hunt for leaks and wild mushrooms, an activity I have not been able to do for many years. Diane McKay

MUSIC DIRECTOR WANTED Wanted. St Luke’s Anglican Church in Creemore is looking for a MUSIC DIRECTOR & ORGANIST. We want this person to engage people with musical talent in our community increasing participation in our worship through a wide variety of musical styles or genres. Please send your application by September 15, 2009 to St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 22 Caroline St W. Creemore L0M 1G0. Remuneration is negotiable.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Creemore Tree Committee is in need of volunteers due to people in their group off with surgeries or away on vacations. If you could contribute an hour or two please call Diane at 466-3126. We really need some help! Sat. June 20 between 7 am & 12:30 pm to help with set-up & take-down & selling of raffle tickets at booth at Creemore Farmers’ Market also at downtown booth. June 21 to June 25 to weed the George Street Hedgerow along south side of Gowan Park. Gloves & bags supplied. Excellent way for students to earn community hours. Fri. June 26 from 1 to 4 pm to wash, hull & slice strawberries. Sat. June 27 from 7 am to 12:30 pm to help with set-up & take-down of booth & to help serve strawberry shortcake at Creemore Farmers’ Market. Wed. July 1 from 12:30 to 10 pm at Canada Day Celebrations at Creemore Legion. Help will be needed to set-up & take-down booth & to sell raffle tickets.

HOME & GARDEN SHOW A Day at Victoria’s Fine Antique, Linen and Lace Home and Garden Show and Sale. Come let us awaken your memories of Grandma’s house in the country whilst breathing the gentle breezes as soft as angels whispers. Be inspired by our unique collection of elegants and rustics for home, garden & cottage. Experience many museums quality pieces in our grande ensemble amongst our 100s of pieces of lovingly restored antiques & vintage linens and lace. Our beautiful Irish Damask linens, heirloom crocheted table cloths & doilies, hand-worked luncheon cloths & runners, christening dresses & clothing, wool & chenille blankets, quilts, down comforters & bed linens, kitchen linens & aprons, bath towels & hankies all beautifully displayed in every room of our 1878 Victorian farm house. Also featuring French, Irish & English pieces as well as an entire room of Scottish tartans, quilts, tablecloths & more. Enjoy our wholesome country kitchen fare of homemade baking, honey butters, hand-milled soaps, knit and crochet ware & enchanting country & Victorian wreaths. Gift ideas include our unique planted vintage containers, beautiful books, handmade angels, note paper and cards, candles & bath items, fine china, silver, jewellery, collectibles, cottage & garden wares. Treat yourself to tea, scones in the garden. More than 4 people please call ahead. Visit the potting shed of antiques & rustics. June 5 to June 28. 10 am to 4 pm daily. Bring slippers. Evenings by appointment.Accepting cash & cheques. 2 km east of Stayner on Hwy 26 to Centre Line Rd, south 3 km to Conc. 9, east 1 km to A Day at Victoria’s Fire #5681 (705) 428-0445 Cathy.

DEATH NOTICE BALKENENDE, Jannis – The family of Jannis Balkenende sadly announces his passing on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston in his 92 nd year. Funeral Service has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Fawcett Funeral Homes – Creemore Chapel.

LG ANTIQUE & FARM AUCTION Sat June 20th at 10 am Alfons Buckholz, 7565 Conc 6 Clearview Township. 7 km NW of Creemore Antique furnishings. Collectibles; LR, BR & dining suites & furnishings; ass’t chairs & tables; wall unit; lamps; paintings & prints, trunks; armoire; washstands, dressers & chests; sleigh bed; ORGANS; dk Eminent (Solina) church organ; Technics dk (G7) & others; violin; oak filing cabinet & library table/desk; books; snowshoes; fanning mill; fishing rods; Kaiser collection inc; rare lg Bald Eagle by Tagliarol 1/800; beer steins & pewter collections; Kaiser plates; sterling; lots of horse books; Farm items: Int 441 D tractor low hours w/ HD loader; scraper blade; bush hog; 2 f plow; harrows; good JD manure spreader; 14hp riding mower; garden & hand tools inc lawn mowers; roto-tiller; chain saw; cement mixer; Champion ost roller; lumber; ladders; grindstone; wheelbarrow; pressure washer; bench saw; tarps; Kiln; china painting supplies; chest freezer; w washer; Findley cook stove; Filter Queen, lg wine demi john; old bathtubs; whippletrees; canoe; wagon loads of sm farmrelated items; lots of hardware; scrap iron, etc.

Terms: Cash. Visa. Debit. 5% B.P. Lunch. Farm Sold

Pifher Auction Service Ltd (705) 445-4848 www.pifher.theauctionadvertiser.com


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Friday, June 19, 2009

RIBBON CUTTING AT 11:30 A.M. MILL STREET AND FRANCIS

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Enjoy our Hospitality!˚ 100 Mile Store Meet The Farmers & Sample Local Fare Have Some Pop Corn From Angel House B&B - $1.00/bag Enjoy A Free Piece of Cake From Affairs Bakery & Café Free Lemonade At The Bank Cafe Join Us For The Creemore Inn's Country Tea 12 to 3 pm sponsored by John L. Ferris

 

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Save Big Time! GALLERY & FRAMING

Cardboard Castles - Save 20% On All Summer Clothing Creemore Clock & Watch Co. - 20% Off Select Items Creemore Springs Brewery - 20% Off Branded Wearables Curiosity Bookstore - Save 15% Storewide Hillview Wines - 10% Off Wine Jugs Just Push Play - $2 Off Regular Admission Life's A Slice - Save 20% All Day Old Mill Restaurant - 25 Cent French Fries Until 5 pm Two Rivers - Ceramics & Flowers - In Store Specials With our Hands - Sidewalk Sale Victorian Values - Save 20% Store-Wide



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Fun Things to Do!

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Two Rivers Ceramics & Flowers - Ceramic Painting 1 - 4 pm Cardboard Castles - Children's Activities Out Front Mad & Noisy Gallery - Children's Chalk Art On Mill St. ˚while supplies last * visit store for details, valid June 20, 2009 only

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