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Very clean, country bungalow with new windows and shingles. Closed in front porch. Formal living amd dining rooms. Oak country kitchen with built-in stove and oven. 4 piece bath, main floor laundry. Full unfinished basement with wood stove, 200 amp breakers, sump pump, wine cellar. Attached double car garage. $429,800
Approximately 16.5 acres tile drained, original 1835 home, totally transformed with portion of the house a furnished short term rental. Main house has 3 plus 1 bedrooms, two 4 piece ensuites, 2-3 piece bathrooms, attached greenhouse, 55 ft x 25 ft pool room with inground pool. Detached 36 ft x 24 ft barn. $2,495,000
Quiet country residence with 162.5 foot road frontage. Just minutes to QUE and 406 highway. 2 bedrooms, formal dining and living rooms, family or sun room, open concept kitchend and dinette, 4 piece bathroom. 100 amp services. Septic, cistern. Detached double car garage. $249,800
Large 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 storey renovated home with in-law addition. Detached 2 storey 25’ x 25’ coach house with paved parking mature fenced yard. Office area with separate entrance, formal living and dining rooms, 3 piece bathroom, 3rd storey loft. $389,800
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Just under an acre, very clean, solid home. Oak trim, doors & floors. Formal dining rm w/ fireplace & bay window. Main floor laundry, 2 piece, 4 piece baths. Attached double car garage. Full, high, unspoiled basement with walk up to garage. $599,800
Large red brick farmhouse, two 2 storey barns. City water and gas. 2 road frontages. 1 acre leased out for a radio tower until 2031 - present rent $7000/year with a 4% yearly increas. 20 acres leased for cash crop at $50/acre per year. $1,499,800
Very quiet area off the beaten trail with no through traffic, yet only 5 minutes to QEW. All city services to the lot line. This lot is mostly ravine, it will allow for a 2,900 sq ft, 2 storey to be built north of the hydro lines. $199,800
Close to St. Catharines new hospital. Major exposure. All city services just down the road. Corner of First Street and St. Paul West. 1.96 acres, presently zoned agriculture. Great investment with much future potential. $499,800
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DOWNTOWN ST CATHERINE AREA
Landscaping, gardening, tractor sales & service, rental equipment. Owners ready to retire. Over $750,000 gross sales past year, with this year well above that! Located on 2.2 acres with over 5,500 sq ft of retail, warehouse & workshop area. $499,800
Many possibilities for this parcel of sandy, pictureaque land. Just south of Jordon & only minutes to the QEW. Great building lot for your dream home, quiet rolling countryside. Town gas & water. Presently planted to nursery stock. Owner willing to lease back property at $300 per acre. Super investment & future potential. $699,800
Quiet country living can be had on this rural 4.67 acre cleared parcel of land. Only minutes to all amenities! Build your dream home and a shop that could handle all your toys. $149,800
4 bedroom, 2 storey character home, private driveway and garage. Fenced backyard, covered front poarch, open concept living and formal dining room. Large kitchen with door to backyard deck. Double French doors in living room. 4 piece bathroom. $239,800
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05 01: Michael with Anny & Johann. 02: Gavin McGrath with sons, Liam & Brayden. 03: Niagara Falls Fire. 04: Hetty with her photographer daughter Jessica. 05: So much fun. 06: Grace checking out some of the books at the library.
07: Mark, Tammy & Devin. 08: Retreating. 09: Lisa & Cybrianna Agnew enjoying the Grimsby Art Gallery on Family Day. 10: Womanchant Choir from Grimsby. 11: The Santa Family ready to go. 12: Mateo getting ready to go home. 13: Madison & Sofie.
POLAR BEAR DIP
January 7th was a very cold morning for the many Polar Bear Dippers and many more spectators who came out for the 6th Annual Polar Bear Dip hosted by the Chippawa Public Docks Committee. Money raised went to help fund various projects including upgrading the Front Street dock. The Niagara Fire Department entertained the crowd with a spirited tug-of-war match, then the 'dippers' entered the 38°F water. Thanks to Troy Roberts for another successful Polar Dip.
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08 01: Refreshing. 02: Brave Dippers. 03: Aberdeen, Lori & Julie. 04: The Monkeys. 05: Rappers - Dawn, Sue & Peggy. 06: Tug-Of-War. 07: Dan, Kristin & Charlee. 08: Madison & Wade - GI Joe Christmas Action Figure.
Dear The Wine Ladies, My husband and I regularly enjoy a glass or two of wine with our meals with our favourites usually coming from either Australia or California. We never really got into French wines but just recently attended a tasting featuring a couple of wines from Bordeaux and absolutely loved them!
There was one in particular that we both really enjoyed and was within our budget. The name of the wine was Château Larose Trintaudon, Cru Bourgeois. We purchased a couple of bottles to bring to an up coming dinner party and would like to know a little more about this wine including what Cru Bourgeois means? Perhaps a few words on the region of Bordeaux as well. - Elizabeth
THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Elizabeth,
Welcome to the world of French wines and to one of the most famous wine regions in the world, considered by many to be the greatest region for producing fine wines. Still till today the wines of Bordeaux are also seen as “benchmark” wines for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines being made around the globe. Here is a little basic information on the region to start. Bordeaux is located in the southwest of France and is actually a very large wine growing region, which produces over 900 million bottles annually. The Gironde River basically divides the region, with the chateaux on the left side referred to as the “Left Bank” producing wines predominantly with the grape Cabernet Sauvignon, and those on the right, or Right Bank with a focus on Merlot. The Château Larose Trintaudon you enjoyed comes from the Left Bank. Bordeaux produces both white and red wines with the majority being red (90%). Unlike the new world wine regions that state the grape, whether a Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet etc… on the label, the wines of Bordeaux do not. Bordeaux wines are typically blends which for the red can include any or all of the following; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, used much less today than in the past. One of the pivotal times in the history of Bordeaux and her wines was the famous 1855 Classification of the wines, a ranking system initiated by Emperor Napoleon the 3rd which still influences today’s market. Of course there are so many incredible Bordeaux wines to explore and enjoy, wines of suburb quality and at great value including the one you mentioned that we too were very impressed with, Château Larose Trintaudon. The origins of this domain go as far back as 1719
but it was in 1817 that the vineyard was first planted on a gravelly hillside with a terroir that proved to be exceptional for the Bordeaux varietals. Today Château Larose Trintaudon is one of the largest vineyards in the Medoc both in size and production and is recognized in the world over as a top quality Cru Bourgeois. The Château was also one of the very first to earn this recognition to be classed as a Cru Bourgeois in 1932 of which the company is very proud. Château Larose Trintaudon also owners of Château Larose Perganson and Arnaud are one of the pioneers in Bordeaux in terms of practicing sustainability and have been credited with the highest evaluation in sustainability and earned the label “Responsible Vineyard” as one of the leaders in France.
Our appreciation and enjoyment of the wines Château Larose Trintaudon and the Perganson has lead us to invite the Winemaker and CEO of the company Franck Bijon, from Bordeaux to join us here and lead a spectacular Winemakers Dinner. We invite you to join us on February 22nd for what will be an incredible fourcourse dinner created by Chopped Canada winner Executive Chef JohnRoss Woodland of Noble Bistro. Featuring these fabulous wines and a quintessentially French pastry the macaron, both sweet and savoury,this will be an evening to remember. For more details visit www.thewineladies.com
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FENG SHUI STARS
FOR THE YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER by Karyn Klaire Koski
Just after every Chinese New Year, Feng Shui devotees clean house and go about minor decor changes with the sole intention of harmonizing their home’s energy. Feng Shui, as you may have heard, is a much involved metaphysical study that scrutinizes your house, the land around it and the relationship each of the house’s occupants have to the present time, the age of a building and their own astrological chart. There are truly many layers. Fundamentally, it's about how energy enters a house and reacts to shapes, colours and elements as it meanders along interior pathways and comes to rest on walls and heavy furnishings. Then one sees if that alchemy or reaction is in balance. Feng Shui is not simply about hanging crystals, mirrors or Chinese trinkets and it is not entirely about power and wealth. It’s more like a biorhythm that fluctuates with you, your home and time. There are many resources to help you plot out a natal chart of your home by determining it’s facing direction and taking note of the year your home was built. With that information, a person can identify the ever evolving energies, otherwise known as “Flying Stars”. This particular practice relies on whether the five elements (used to describe energy) generate or are in conflict with each other. Using a compass you can determine which of your rooms are within each of the eight directions. Doors and windows let energy in and its nature is dependent on from what direction it came from.
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FEB 2017 - FEB 2018 East: basic element is wood. This year a wonderful earth energy arrives that can bring good luck and great fortune, encourage it with the colour red. Avoid digging the ground outside. South East: basic element is also wood. This year it will have a fiery, boosting kind of luck that has the potential to bring fame and recognition. South: basic element is fire. An unfortunate arriving earth star can bring misfortune. Place golden round shaped objects to minimize any negative effects. The sound of a chiming clock can also be beneficial. Best not to disturb this direction outdoors by digging or construction work. South West: the area of maternal earthy love will have a chatty, nosy visiter this year. This type of energy can causes gossip, betrayal, and misunderstandings in communication. Round shapes and metal colours can help calm it down. West: metal meets aggressive wood here for the year and the combination can cause conflicts and arguments. Avoid digging, outdoor construction and other loud disturbances. North West: this direction will be challenged by a visiting earth star that can trigger health issues. Adding golden round shaped objects can be very helpful to minimize any negative effects. North: the watery nature of this direction can help boost the annual metal visiting star. Thereâ€™s opportunity for career success and promotion. North East: a smart and flirty star will arrive to help with creativity and romance. Having a desk here can help in academic studies. You can also enliven the space with upright rooting plants (like bamboo in water) or fresh floral bouquets. BIO: Community Ambassador Karyn Klaire Koski specializes in Mind, Body, Soul genres for television, digital and print media. She produced and cohosted Television Series Feng Shui Life 2001-2004.
WINTER WINEFEST IN JORDAN VILLAGE
Jordan Village hosted a complimentary Winter WineFest the weekend of January 13th to 15th. The Wine and Culinary Village was a fun and entertaining way to explore the local tastes of Twenty Valley. There was something for everyone with more than 20 Craft Wine, Beer and Distill partners and 10 talented Chefs.
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01: Lawrence, Kami & Andrew. 02: Greg & Cassie. 03: Lauren, Nikki & Matt. 04: Directions. 05: Tim, Carolyn, Zoe & Connor. 06: Robin, Danielle & Mary. 07: Foggy Hogtown Boys on the main stage. 08: Meagan with baby Jack, Lynn & Ann.
WITH ADRIENNE BROWN WHO ARE YOU? HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW? I was born in Nova Scotia, a proud Acadian Canadian. I was raised in Hamilton and obtained a nursing degree from McMaster and finished my 40 year nursing career as President of the Canadian Infection Prevention and Control Association. Outbreak challenges were a constant, including SARS in 2004. On full retirement in 2011, I vowed to close that professional door and open a window to all the things I didn’t have time to pursue while working and raising our three sons. In 2013, my husband of 47 years convinced me we should move to Grimsby, and boy am I glad he did!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW, GOOD? NOT HAPPY? The Grimsby move brought us closer to our children and grandchildren. What a treat to be able to get the youngest onto their school bus in the morning and off the bus in the afternoon in a neighbourhood of young families that keep watch over each other.
Right now, I am exploring all the possibilities this stage of life can provide. Little did I know how many opportunities the town of Grimsby would offer.
HIGHLIGHT YOUR CAREER (STANDOUTS/CONNECTIONS) • My first community connection was with the Grimsby Breast Cancer Support Group. I had two close family members receive their diagnosis only months apart and this group was welcoming, supportive and informative. • On my first “Art Walk” a friendly Art Gallery volunteer suggested I might like to help in the Gallery Shop. A great place to start; surrounded by beautiful, local artisan creations.
WHO KNEW YOU COULD MAKE NEW LIFETIME FRIENDS AFTER 65? JUST FIND A SHARED INTEREST!
• The Library Book Club was the next connection quickly followed by the Author’s series book club discussions at Station House 1 coffee house in the winter and the library patio in the summer. • Joining “Womenchant” a very active women’s choir that rehearses in Grimsby was my next venture. I discovered I was a “mezzo” and loved the amazing song selections that continue to give me goose bumps every time we sing them. • Although I had never picked up a paintbrush of any kind, I felt a strong need to bring colour into my life and literally fell in love with watercolour. On discovering the Grimsby Lakeside Pumphouse Painters, my real adventure began. What an amazing group! Artists of every level welcomed me. There is a true sense of community at the Wednesday afternoon sessions that is quite rare in today’s world. If you are reading this and your interest is peaked, don’t hesitate to give it a try. My watercolour adventure continues by teaching basic techniques to cancer survivors at the Wellwood Cancer Support Centre in Hamilton. • Retirement can be a very exciting and surprising time. I wouldn’t have thought in a million years that I would say that I co-wrote a historical play and acted in that play with my young granddaughter. The Lincoln Lamplighter Tour group made that possible. This one of a kind tour - traveling to linked plays at four different local historical sites has to be experienced.
Adrienne and Patti Rogers helping at the McNally House Hospice.
• McNally House Palliative Care Centre is a rare jewel in the Grimsby crown. Volunteering there has become a very important part of my Grimsby life. After so many years working in hospitals, it is a pleasure to help in such a home like environment. • There are so many more Grimsby experiences to choose from - the Nordic walking group, Tai Chi at the Livingstone Centre, Wednesday noon cooking demos at the Superstore (yum!) and the new Grimsby photography group.
WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
Adrienne at the Grimsby Art Gallery.
The commonality in all these connections is – “one friendly face”. In every instance (at least) one person took the time to smile and make me feel welcome. That is what brings you back and makes you feel part of something, part of that community. I don’t think it’s an accident that the Grimsby’s motto is “Friendly by Nature”
SHOW US YOUR FUN SIDE CATS OR DOGS? • Morris the cat shares our home. • My husband makes me laugh every day. • Swimming laps, yoga and walking helps me keep the blood flowing.
Waiting to take watercolour classes.
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From five star hotels, charming country inns, to comfy B&B’s, everything in Niagara-on-the-Lake is conveniently located near wine tasting facilities and fine dining.
02 RENT IN COTTAGE COUNTRY
Several cottage rental associations broker privately owned abodes in cottage country. You can expect snow, crisp starry nights, fireside pleasures but most importantly - there will be no one else around and the drive there, will be spectacular.
03 AH SPAS A quick Internet search will bring up a handful of luxury hotels, most with exquisite creature comforts and spa packages. Being waited on, spoiled and pleasured. Sigh.
04 URBAN PARKS Winter skating and trail hiking is always available at our hometown parks. Bundle up, hold hands and get some fresh air. You’ll feel like you got away and got your nature on!
05 RETREAT INDOORS
If you are in the need of green and lush, plan a mini get away at Toronto’s Aquarium, Allan Gardens Conservatory or Cloud Gardens Conservatory. There is also Centennial Park Conservatory in Etobicoke, Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, or the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Cambridge.
FEBRUARY 20 Family Day Movie: The Wild Life at the Grimsby Library (10:30am) grimsby.ca/library-home.html
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FEBRUARY 20 Family Day Event - Winterfest (11am - 3pm) Heartland Forest Nature Experience heartlandforest.org
FEBRUARY 25 Coldest Night of the Year at Grimsby Secondary School Sponsored by Phelps Homes canada.cnoy.org
FEBRUARY 25 Move for Strong Kids at the Grimsby YMCA (8am - 2pm) ymcaofniagara.org
ONGOING UNTIL APRIL 1 Grimsby Museum Exhibits • Secrets of the Underground Railroad • Hockey Night in Grimsby grimsby.ca/museum/main
EVERY TUESDAY Therapy Tails at the Grimsby Public Library (6:30pm - 7:30pm) grimsby.ca/library-home.html
Maple Madness Campbellville - Maple Town at Mountsberg Conservation Area Milton - Sweet Water Season at Crawford Lake Conservation Area conservationhalton.ca/maple-town
MARCH 13 - 17 March Break Fun at the Grimsby Library grimsby.ca/library-home.html
MARCH 14 - 19 March Break Fun at the Lincoln Public Library lincoln.library.on.ca
MARCH 20 Author Series - Lynne Kutsukake & Emily Schultz Casablanca Winery & Spa grimsby.ca/library-home.html
MARCH - ALL MONTH Canada 150 Square Roots Project Exhibition at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery grimsby.ca
APRIL 6 Free Public Skate at Peach King Centre (4pm - 5pm) grimsby.ca
MARCH 11 - 19
Family Fun Comic Book Day at the Grimsby Library (1pm - 4pm) grimsby.ca
APRIL 19 National Canadian Film Day at the Grimsby Library (7pm) grimsby.ca
APRIL 22 Earth Day A chance to have the whole Family participate in making Earth a cleaner place. earthday.ca
APRIL 27 Vegetable Gardening Workshop at the Grimsby Library (7pm) grimsby.ca
THE GRIMSBY LAKESIDE PUMPHOUSE
hen you turn off Olive street onto Elizabeth Street in Grimsby, you notice the sign for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden. What you wont see until you drive down the steep decline to the lake is the lovely, historical, Grimsby Pumphouse, the Wednesday afternoon home of the Grimsby Lakeside Pumphouse Artists Association (LPAA). Plenty of parking and easy access to the Pumphouse. The statement on our website www.grimsbylpaa.org says it all:
"Our goal is to bring together people with a common interest in art, and to provide opportunities for sharing skills and techniques. The group enables artists in different media to share their specialized skills, and enhances that experience by organizing workshops, and by holding exhibitions to display members' work. We encourage art appreciation and strive to develop leadership in visual arts."
SO WHY NOT JOIN US? We welcome ALL artists, whatever your level of expertise. Whether you are a professional or a beginner just trying to figure out paints, brushes and paper, come and visit us during one of our Wednesday afternoon gatherings. Just drop by and see what's going on, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make sure you are welcomed and will have a seat for you. Around 2:00 pm, we have refreshments and a walk about to enjoy and chat about what we are doing. This is your local art network opportunity, to finally explore, or return to your creative side. One of the rewards recognized by our long term members is to see the growth over time of those new to drawing and painting. 02
Community partners include the Grimsby Public Art Gallery (GPAG) with shared membership providing many opportunities for collaboration and exhibition. Our annual Art Show & Sale in September is now a Doors Open Grimsby tour stop. We are particularly proud of our bimonthly one and two day workshops. Internationally renowned artists come to Grimsby annually to spend a Friday or Saturday demonstrating, teaching and guiding individual participants. It may be too late for you this year to share the talents of the president of the International Watercolour Society - Atanur Dogan on February 3rd and 4th, but there will be more opportunities coming. The 2017 lineup is listed on our webpage under Workshops.
The lovely lakeside setting, the supportive comradery, and those few hours of playtime will become a weekly gift to yourself. If not now, when? You deserve it, hope to see you there. All the best, Dave, Adrienne, Theresa, Colette and the rest of the LPAA Executive Committee
URGENT: BUNNY CUDDLERS NEEDED! Lucky Ducky is such a lovely giant. It really is true that the giant breed buns tend to behave more like a chill golden retriever dog and make great couch lounging companions when they are not showing off some big binkies (matrix-style acrobatics!), chomping on hay, or following you around the house. He loves to run around, will come right up to greet you, and is not shy at all!
Apply to adopt by sending an email to email@example.com. $30 adoption fee, which includes neuter.
Lucky would make an absolutely awesome addition to any family with kids 8 years and up ready for the responsibility and hilarity of a lovely house bunny. He loves affection and thereâ€™s plenty of him to love!
MON to FRI - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
To meet Lucky, or any of the other adoptable pets, please visit our shelter. SAT - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm SUN - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
No young kids suggested in his forever family because he sometimes thinks fingers are baby carrots, but he can be trained not to do this. SEX : Male BREED : Flemmish Giant Mix AGE : 1 Year OTHER : Neutered
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alling on the third Monday of every February, Family Day is a statutory holiday that celebrates the importance of families and family life. Preceding the date, school boards opt to arrange for a PA day on the previous Friday, thereby giving all families a much needed four day weekend.
Established since 2008 and initiated by the Liberal Party, Family Day gives Ontario families a much needed day off from Canadian Winters and commemorates the importance of relations, kin and community.
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S HA RE RES P O NS IB IL ITIES A home is a place of refuge for all family members to chip in and do household tasks together.
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They’ll never know - till you tell them. Never assume someone knows how you feel so allow each other to express themselves. Tell some one how your day was, ask them about theirs.
HAV E FU N T O G ET HER Family Day was specifically created to get families to recognize how important time together is. Get out, find the joys of Ontario Winter life, support local events aimed to get families together.
VALENTINE'S DAY @ SMILE TOWN DENTAL GROUP
Lots of adorable little ones were at the Smile Town Dental Group on Friday, January 20th to get their photos professionally taken, enjoyed some drinks and snacks and worked on love themed crafts. Follow Smile Town Dental Group on Facebook for details on upcoming events. 01
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01: Erin with Katelyn, Jessica with Mateo & Sara with Dylan. 02: Carrie with her boys Jack, Joshua & Joel. 03: Madison getting a lipstick kiss from mom. 04: Valentine's goodies. 05: Sofie manning the phones. 06: Rebecca & Lucas. 07: Milana with mom, Nicole.
DELICIOUS DISH RECIPE
FRENCH BOUILLABAISSE CAROLYN COHEN
Bouillabaisse is a traditional Provençal fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille. Use several different fresh fish and seafood varieties. My favourites are a combination of fish and shellfish. Don’t forget to serve a good hunk of crusty bread along side!
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Heat the olive oil in a large pot over med heat. Add the onion, sauté until just beginning to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add the anchovies, cook for 30 seconds or so. Add the carrots, peppers and jalapeno pepper, cook for a few minutes. Add the zucchini and mushrooms, cook until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the bay leaf, red pepper flakes, orange peel, fennel and thyme, stir.
2 tbsp olive oil 2 yellow onions, chopped into small dice 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 anchovies, finely chopped or 1 tsp (5 ml) anchovy paste 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced small 1 yellow pepper, diced small 1 red pepper, diced small 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped 1 small zucchini, diced small 4 medium white mushrooms, diced small 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 3 strips of orange peel (use a veg peeler) 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1 (14 oz/398 mL) can tomatoes, chopped finely 1 675-750 mL bottle of strained tomatoes 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into half-inch cubes or 12 baby potatoes, halved or quartered • 1 1/3 cups (325 mL) dry white wine • 1/2 cup chopped parsley • Salt and pepper to taste
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Add both types of tomatoes, bring to a boil, turn the heat to low. Add the potatoes, cover and cook for 15 minutes. STE P 03
Add 4 cups (1000 mL) water and the wine, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer UNCOVERED for another 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the bay leaf and orange peel. At this point the soup base can be frozen. Defrost and bring back to a boil before continuing with step 4. STE P 04
Let the fish and seafood sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before adding to the hot soup. Season the fish and seafood well with onion-salt, pepper and olive oil, add to the pot along with the parsley and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the fish pieces flake. Do not overcook or stir too roughly. STE P 05
Season with salt and pepper and serve with a good hunk of crusty bread.
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2 lbs combination of skinless cod and salmon, cut into 2" chunks 1-2 lbs of mixed seafood, mussels, clams, shrimps, scallops Onion-salt and freshly ground pepper Olive oil for the fish
uring the second week of January, Mr. Antonelli’s Grade Nine Applied class and Mr. Pagnotta’s Civics/Careers classes participated in a very special wood burning project, celebrating the life of Chanie Wenjack, a young Anishinaabe boy from Marten Falls First Nation who passed away while trying to return home after escaping from a residential school in 1966. Chanie’s story is told through the graphic novel and studio album written and recorded by Jeff Lemire and Gordon Downie, lead vocalist of The Tragically Hip. These students; with the aid of Miss Jackie and Mr. Earl Dionne of Woodland Visions, were able to tell their story of Chanie Wenjack by creating a wood burned image linked together as train tracks to emulate Chanie’s attempted journey back home. By participating in such a unique experience, the students were able to become enriched in Aboriginal culture and art, further diversifying their educational experiences here at Blessed Trinity. Submitted by: Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School
SOUTH LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
It is with great respect that we say “so long” to History and English Teacher, Bruce Robinson. Mr. Robinson, who retired at the end of semester one, started teaching at South Lincoln High School 28 years ago after a few years in St. Catharines’ high schools. Students characterize him as caring, witty and very influential while instilling a love of history and an understanding of why we must learn from the past. Mr. Robinson, the staff and students of South Lincoln wish you well in retirement. Semester two at South has started with boys’ basketball and girls’ volleyball play-offs, and the welcome addition of a few new teachers: Mr. Kowalski in English; Ms. Pay in Math and Sociology and welcome back to Ms. McTavish in Science. South Lincoln High School has used the Bell Let’s Talk campaign to kick off our own conversations around mental health. On the February 3rd PD day, staff have been surveyed about their understanding of teenage mental health, and any myths and misconceptions have been debunked. Our intent is for each student in the school to be able to identify a staff member as a caring adult, and what this means to both student and staff. Dr. Heather Stuart, the first Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair at Queen’s University, offers these 5 simple ways to communicate about mental illness without fear or stigma: • LANGUAGE MATTERS: Pay attention to the words you use about mental illness. • EDUCATE YOURSELF: Learn, know and talk more; understand the signs. • BE KIND: small acts of kindness speak a lot. • LISTEN AND ASK: Sometimes it’s best just to listen. • TALK ABOUT IT: Start a dialogue, break the silence. All teachers will be participating in learning more about “The Teaching of the Teenage Brain” delivered by Dr. Jean Clinton on the February 17th PD Day. Dr. Jean Clinton is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She has authored papers in a number of areas, including early child development and poverty, infant neglect, attachment, children’s mental health, resilience, and adolescent brain development. Grimsby Secondary School will be hosting this event for staff of South Lincoln, Thorold Secondary and Beamsville District High Schools. Senior Manufacturing SHSM students put their welding skills to the test in December. After many hours of practice and too many welding rods to count, they completed the Canadian Welding Bureau Test for the Flat Position. The results of the tests are in. Congratulations to Matt Stowe, Rylee DeFaria and Peter Pasaluko on becoming “certified” welders. We will be getting ready again second semester as SHSM students pursue this and other industry certifications. Our Health and Wellness SHSM students completed First Aid and CPR certificates in December. They are excited to head to Brock University in March to attend “Succeed Clean”, promoting varsity athletics free from all performance-enhancing substances. South students will also undergo
fitness certification in the new high-performance fitness training lab. Badminton starts in March and from the talk in the halls, it sounds as though students are also excited about Boys’ lacrosse, soccer, track and field and ultimate Frisbee. The school play begins rehearsal in February with performances scheduled for early May. The play this year is an original dramedy about growing up in a small town and has over 20 performers involved! More info to come!
BEAMSVILLE DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL
February brings a fresh start for secondary school students across Ontario, and at BDSS our students look forward to seeing the results of their hard work during the first semester when report cards come out, and to their new semester two classes as well. The improving weather of semester two brings with it a wide array of spring sports including soccer, rugby and track and field, as well as our year end music department concerts and graduation celebrations.
TR I V I A N I G HT On March 3rd, BDSS will host a Pop Culture Trivia Night at the school. A licensed event, the Trivia Night is always a fun night for our community to gather together, enjoy a fun evening and support student access to extracurricular activities at BDSS. Entry is $20 per person, or $160 for a table of up to 8 players. Pizza and snacks are provided.
ATHL E TI C S The Bucs started the 2017 year of right by slamming the competition at the Thorold Tournament last week. Beamsville came home with 20 individual medals and the team title. 3rd Place and Bronze Medalists: Geet Chahil, Gracie Groulx, Brittany Keller and Nick Vrban. 2nd Place and Silver Medalists: Eli Bull, Reet Chahil, Issa Hatu, Maddie O’Brien, Will Radcliffe, Chris Rose, Shanon Swinson, Phillip Truong and Trevor Wright. 1st Place and Gold Medal Champions: Sam Adams, Dallas Anderson, Sam Graef, Dylan Hunt, Chris Long, Linaya Smid and Jessica Tillmanns. Up next for the BUCS is the Zone championship on February 15th. Also playing this season are our Jr & Sr Girls Volleyball teams, Jr & Sr Boys Basketball & Girls Hockey.
TE C HN OVATI O N Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology. This year we have the pleasure of being one of those teams. Team Ada, named after the famous Ada Lovelace (first computer programmer), consists of five females: Samantha Rempel, Aemen Qureshi, Chaise Major, Elise Wilts, and Sarah Houser, being mentored by our lovely technology teacher, Mr. Beens.
Team Ada will research, create, and demonstrate an app that helps solve a problem in our community. Look around you, what do you see? We see people standing with their friends, on their cellular devices. But look closer, problems are everywhere. So why not fix a problem with a device we use every day? Team Ada is going to do just that! As we say on team Ada: Learn. Build. Change!
H IP TALK ASSEMBLY On February 16th, BDSS will host an assembly for our senior students entitled “Hip TalK: Songs and Stories of the Tragically Hip” from 10:45 am to noon. Guest performer Jeremy Hoyle of The Strictly Hip will provide stories and songs linking Canada’s rich cultural history with the music and lyrics of The Tragically Hip. A limited number of seats are available for community members - please call the school if you would like a ticket. Donations generated through the performance will benefit the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.
SECONDARY SCHOOL A VE RY SUCCESSFUL S EM ES T ER First semester at Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School has successfully come to a completion and now our students are in the process of writing exams and preparing for the start of Semester 2. Many wonderful things happened over the course of Semester 1, which showcase our school and its rich Catholic character. Our weekly Friday morning mass in our beautiful chapel with Father Rico Passero at 7:30 am is a fantastic way for staff and students to come together to end the week and give thanks to God for all of our blessings and riches. On Friday, January 20th the entire rowing team attended mass and it is little things like this that promote the true identity and character of our school. Students have completed rich performance tasks and independent studies and have shown great understanding of the overall expectations in each of their respective courses. Please see below for examples of some excellent work in English, Art, Geography and Career Studies.
A LO O K INSIDE What if every day you were faced with your biggest fear? The mere sight or thought of this being, tearing through your mind. As if their aura is lightening, And your brain is the tree being pierced straight through. This is not simply a complication. This is real, A real thing that terrifyingly possesses so much power over you. You, Who were once happy and tall, Now unable to compose yourself in any situation. A mess no one can fix. Constantly reminding yourself that you are different, The proof coming forth in the cautious approach of your surroundings.
A mixture of self-blame, guilt, sadness, and an inability to cope. All concluding that you have a fear, Not only of yourself, But of the world. by: Sarah Green - ENGLISH 4U The last day of exams is Thursday February 2nd with Semester 2 beginning on Monday, February 6th at which point students will also have the chance to review their exams from Semester 1. Final report cards will be distributed in February. On Thursday, February 2nd we will have a Grade 8 Curriculum night for all students attending Blessed Trinity in September. Our showcase Open House was in November, but we will be hosting another very informative information session with our Program Chairs and Administration. Parents of students in Grade 9 are also invited to attend this interactive question and answer session. Any students interested in joining the Blessed Trinity family can call the school and arrange an appointment to meet with the Administrative team. If you have any further questions you can call 905.945.6706.
THU N D E R O N THE P I TC H Congratulations to all teams and athletes who continue to represent our school so well. We are very happy to announce that our December and January athletes of the month are Joshua Ens a member of the Junior Boys Basketball Team and Ava Colyer member of the Swimming team. Good luck to all of our winter teams as their seasons will be finishing in February and playoffs will begin thereafter. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our very successful Swimming Team. As you can see, the Thunder Swim Team continues to make a big splash in the water. For the second year in a row, the Blessed Trinity Boys Swim Team has captured the Zone Championship. Leading the boys was Anthonie Korstanje capturing 3 Golds in each one of his Individual races. Our Junior Boys were also a main reason why we brought home the trophy for a second year! Brennan Monaghan, Ethan Ponce, and Connor Reintjes all captured 2 Golds each in their individual events. Helping these boys win the relays were Alex Woolley and Ted Hamilton. Lucas Michtics also captured a Gold while James Larose, Quinn Ciardelli and Josh Korstanje all collected points for the overall win. Our first place Gold medal winning Senior Boys swim team consisting of Andrew Allan, Marcus Alunni, Jack Butler, Glenn Butler, Matthew Continisio, Cole Crossman, Ryan McIntyre, Drew Ruigrok and Matthew Bull also collectively generated over 100 points for the team’s overall win.
Your Blessed Trinity Girls Swim Team also held their own finishing second overall. Capturing 2 Individual Golds was Ava Colyer. Helping Ava capture the Gold in the Medley Relay were Ella DiFlavio, Caitlin Reintjes and Kayla Monterosso. Kennedy Corbett also captured Gold. Special mention goes out to our 200 M Free female swimmers, Natalie Thompson, Rachel Valvassori and Tori Hendriks. Once again the coaches are very proud of your accomplishment. At least 30 of our swimmers have qualified for SOSSA this February. Good luck to our swim team.
SECONDARY SCHOOL Grimsby Secondary provides a wide range of opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills.
GSS STUDENT COUNC IL The GSS Student Council organizes numerous activities throughout the year. The Spring Carnival, theme dances and spirit days boost the morale around the school and help students get to know one another. The Council also holds a number of fundraisers, which generate the funds that are used to support many of the school’s teams and clubs. In the spring, the Senior Council representatives are elected and Junior Council elections take place in the fall. Being a member of Student Council is a great way to get to know your peers and to gain leadership experience!
GSS ATHLETIC COUNC IL The GSS Athletic Council organizes a number of activities for students throughout the year as well as supporting school athletic teams. Council consists of students from all grade levels and there are junior and senior executive members. Activities in which the Council participates include staff-student games, assemblies, pep rallies, participating in local road races, and the year-end Athletic Banquet in June.
MO R N I N G A N N O U N C E R S Each morning we are greeted with the sweet sound of announcers who tell us what is happening at GSS! These students apply for this position at the beginning of the year and are chosen based on their enthusiastic voices. Any student is welcome to apply.
P R E F E CTS This is a group of 40 students from all grades who complete a “What I Have Accomplished Form” and are selected by staff and existing prefects. They are considered ambassadors for the school and assist in various school events such as Commencement, parent-teacher interviews and community functions. This is an ideal opportunity to develop leadership skills and have fun while making a contribution and a difference in the school.
STU D E N TS AWA R E This is a group of students who are interested in serving the community and making it a better place for all. They organize the GBF holiday hampers and food drives, and this year are involved in supporting the YW’s West Lincoln Coldest Night of the Year.
P E E R SU P P O R T ( N O N - C R E D IT ) The Peer Support program is designed to provide assistance and academic support for the students at GSS. Volunteers for tutoring positions are screened by teaching staff. Tutors meet with their clients before/after school, or at lunchtime. Tutors receive volunteer hours in recognition for this service. Students interested in having a tutor are to see a teacher in the Student Learning Centre (room 100).
C . O . L . S. C E N TR A L O N TA R I O L E A D E R SHI P SE MI N AR This is a dynamic, all-expense paid, three-day workshop offered to one GSS student in grade 10 each year. It aims to motivate and develop future leaders by recognizing young talent and providing a forum to build upon leadership skills. Two other Grade 10 students are selected by past COLS leaders to attend a two day “High Ropes” camp sponsored by the Grimsby Rotary Club. All students who are selected by both staff and their peers return to GSS to inspire other students to get involved in school life.
O N TA R I O SC I E N C E C E N TR E SC HO O L Students have the opportunity to apply to study at the Ontario Science Centre School for a semester. Selection is based on academic achievement and teacher recommendations. Grade 12 University level courses are offered in Advanced Functions, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Over the past few years, several GSS senior students have been accepted into this unique program. This is one of many outside programs that GSS students have accessed.
E AGL E MENTOR S Eagle Mentorship is a program for grade 11 and 12 students wanting to further develop their leadership and organizational skills. The Eagle Mentors experience involves a balance of active, leadership activities and sessions designed to challenge and engage. The emphasis of Eagle Mentorship is building positive relationships and mentoring our grade 9 students to enhance their GSS experience.
There are many opportunities for students to participate and enrich their educational experience preparing them well for the future. These are but a few of the many ways that we achieve success together at GSS!
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