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involved for 16 of those years, as a director, actress and emcee. But I have to say I love acting the best. So, here’s a plug for our upcoming dinner theatre, which I am in. We’re performing Buying the Moose by Michael G. Wilmot April 28 to 30 and May 5 to 7. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 13 at 9:30am and are in advance only. For $40, you get a fantastic meal and the entertainment. Tickets sell out fast – last Spring’s play sold out in just 1 day. This is not only a fun night out, but a great way to support our community. The dinner theatre is one of the annual fundraisers for the BCC, a facility that isn’t owned by the municipality. They depend on fundraisers, membership and donations to keep doing the great family indo. So please come out and work they support us … you won’t be sorry!

When John and I moved to Buckhorn in 2000, it was a huge adjustment from the busy city life to the laid-back country vibe. We didn’t know anyone up here and I made it my mission to meet some new people. My first stop was the Buckhorn Community Centre, what I consider to be the heart of our little town. When I found out they put on a dinner theatre, I asked if they needed any help with sets or behind stage stuff. Little did I Art Director: know that question would lead to a James Goodliff whole new dimension to my life. Production/Office Manager Enter the Hall’s Bridge Players Melissa Goodliffplace the comfort of your home and Why (the name of the acting troupe in The Promoter is a local, independently owned and operated news magazine. The opinions and views expressed are those We Buckhorn). A family by any other our hands? know that building your trust doesn’t of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of name, they welcomed me with open The Promoter. Liability for incorrectly displayed or placed from bargain basement flashy advertisements is limitedcome to publishing corrections or providing offering arms when I was given a part in prices, the advertising credit to be applied on subsequent advertisements at the advertiser’s discretion. play. Andand the rest is history. promotions, orspring other fun games. It comes from Dinner theatre’s been going on being there for you, professional, at thefriendly BCC for and 20 years. I’ve been every day.


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Why Move Road Depot?

Trent Lakes has passed its 2017 budget with a 4.47% tax hike (7.24% municipal levy increase). One of these big ticket items is a centralized road depot on Hwy 49, between Bobcayeon and Galway, that exists miles away from where the major part of the roads are located, on a road which is maintained by the City of the Kawartha Lakes. This idea was floated approximately 3 years ago and was turned down based on the extreme size of the municipality. At the all candidates meeting in Galway, before the last election, all candidates were asked, “If you are elected, will you leave the existing roads depots alone?” The answer by all was yes. Two of these people are on council.  What has changed? I was approached by a roads employee recently and asked what I thought of this crazy idea. I was shocked that it was on the table again. He said, “it can’t work”.  They have enough trouble now reaching their equipment in bad conditions. I asked one of the councillors this question and he said they might have to leave trucks at the original sites in the winter and store the trucks inside these existing depots in summer. Really! And why are we building a new one? 

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Doesn’t sound like good planning or economy to me. I also understand it is very hard on trucks to run them with the ploughs up as all the weight is on the front end. Take a drive to this site and see for yourself. We feel that a decision this important, not only now but for the foreseeable future, should have a public meeting where all questions from concerned citizens can be heard.  We do not live south of the border where our input has no value.   If you are concerned by the excessive travel time employees will be making and the extra wear and tear on vehicles everyday going over roads we don’t maintain, please call or write your representative and the township. Now is the time to voice your concerns, not after you find your road not ploughed and see the overtime paid to employees who have to travel this distance before starting to work. Janet Clarkson Buckhorn

Arts & Heritage Trail

Our “city” now has an Arts and Heritage Trail, created by Debra Soule, whose role it is to publicize the cultural, touristy aspects of our great city. Her official title is City Economic Development Officer. Hence it comes as a surprise that she appears to know so little about this city. She’s moved the Boyd Heritage Museum to Fenelon Falls. She’s confused Oakwood with Bobcaygeon (see the website, listed below, and go to “Oakwood”). And she’s made strange statements. Under “Coboconk,” she states correctly that Balsam Lake is the highest point in the Trent-Severn system, then goes on to claim that it is also “the highest point in North America where you can circumnavigate the world.” Perhaps there’s a word missing?       “We’re already getting calls,” reports Ms Soule, “So I know it’s going to grow.” We can only hope she’s wrong on that last statement too.        Go ahead and see for yourself at www.  Dr.R.B.Fleming Woodville

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City Hall Ward Boundary Plan On Track By Pat Warren

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Council Approves Funding for Lake Management Plan Actions

Late last year City of Kawartha Lakes Council By Pat Warren decided to reduce the number of Councillors by half, City of Kawartha Lakes Council has approved to eight. The next step is to decide ward boundaries funding for lake management implementation funding, allowing the Kawartha Region Conservation on March 21. At the meeting on February 21, Council Authority (KRCA) to move forward with some actions heard from Dr. Robert Williams, an expert in ward in the plan. Last December, Council voted against supporting boundaries and council composition. He gave his assurances the process of deciding ward boundary more than $303,800 for implementation projects options was managed well by staff. He also said that that were identified in the Lake Management Plan. the options given would be defensible if taken to the Kawartha Conservation then cut about half their request and asked Council to reconsider their Ontario Municipal Board. Council will have eight choices to consider: decision. This move would help to leverage money eight wards with one representative; four wards with from other funding partners allowing some of the two representatives; and different border choices for actions in the plans to move forward. Director of Watershed Management and Science each scenario. The process for ward boundaries was based Mark Majchrowski presented the case for support to on population as well as communities of interest, Council. “We believe this proposal meets Council’s including tourism, seasonal residents and agriculture. objective of cost reduction, preserves program In all eight scenarios presented by staff, urban areas continuity, enables external grants and donations to such as Bobcaygeon and Omemee will each become be realized, and enables our uniquely skilled core staff expertise to be retained to carry on the program.“ one ward and not divided as they are today. Chris Appleton, previous Chair of the Community Dr. Williams stated that it is important that representation be decided by communities of interest Advisory Panel for Lake Management Planning, and and wards should be more focused and connected current Chair Doug Erlandson both spoke in favour of to the communities they represent. At amalgamation supporting the new request. Appleton said, “We all in 2000, Harry Kitchen decided to structure the City know that our lake resources are precious, and central into wards that shared both urban and rural interests. to the continuing success of CKL. The development On Monday of this week, Council heard from of lake management plans is an essential first step the public about which scenario they preferred. in the process of maintaining the health of our water Although there were only a few people who spoke resources. The next essential step is implementation and submitted letters, most wanted to have eight so that it doesn’t gather dust on the shelf.” Current Chair of the Community Advisory Panel, wards. TRUST A LOCAL AGENT Previous Councillor, Lloyd Robertson, who AGENT TRUST A LOCAL AGENT represented the north part of Kawartha Lakes, said that he preferred the eight-ward option because going to only four wards would erode representation. GENT TRUST A LOCAL AGENT Ward 7 Councillor Junkin said he preferred the four-ward plan because the population would be more evenly distributed. 30 Y ears Area Resident for Over 30 Years Ward 8 Councillor Pollard asked staff what further recourse the public would have. Clerk Judy told him that they could appeal any ward 0Currins Y ears Area Resident for Over 30 Years Area Resident for Over 30 Years

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Erlandson stated, “If we are going to capitalize on our investment-to-date, it is also essential that we have the expertise and an administrative structure in place to be able to seek the grants, provide guidance and coordinate the projects.” Councillor Breadner, a new board member at KRCA (replacing Councillor Stauble) was not in favour of the motion and said it will set a dangerous precedent. “We turned it down once, it shouldn’t be coming back,” he said. In the end Council approved the funding of $157,000. Some of the projects that will now move ahead include enabling best management practices on agricultural lands; agricultural water quality and habitat restoration projects; beach improvement projects; Fenelon Falls Shoreline improvements; and Bobcaygeon Beach identification of E coli sources.


Here’s a synopsis of the Trent Lakes Council meeting on February 21. Sun Sourced Energy: Council approved a 250kW solar energy project by ReneSola. The project will commence this spring if the habitat for endangered or threatened species on the 2.44 acre property at 1113 Peterborough County Road 36 is not compromised. All electricity generated at the site will be sold back to the utility provider. Love Your Lake Program: Gary Jarosz, representing the Cavendish Community Ratepayers Association, asked council to allow Trent University students to have access to GIS (geographic information systems) to facilitate the study of lake health and shoreline conditions. Property owners will receive confidential evaluations and suggestions for volunteer actions to naturalize shorelines to improve lake water quality. An agreement of use will be drawn up between the municipality and the Association for GIS usage. Age Friendly Future: The Age Friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan received council’s approval


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to move forward. The plan endorses healthy and active aging, integrated connections between agencies serving seniors and hopes to foster an appreciation of the elderly. With these ideals comes the enhancement of the infrastructure that elderly citizens need to flourish in the community. Fire Fines on the Horizon: Fire Chief Don Mitchell informed council that in future, Fire Rescue may start fining people who have no working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the home when they make a fire call.

TL TAX HIKE By Glenna Burns

Residents in the Municipality of Trent Lakes can blame increased OPP policing costs and insurance rates for their next property tax increase. Council has approved their 2017 budget that includes a 9.8 percent increase for the OPP and a 9.57 percent rise in insurance rates. Property taxes will increase by a rate of 4.47%. For the average residential property owner that translates to just over $100. The average residential property owner will pay Trent Lakes approximately $1357.03 in taxes. The total municipal levy for 2017 will be $8,714,311.85. This figure is 7.24% increase from the 2016 levy of $8,125,784.29. The municipal tax levy represents the amount of money all property owners will pay annually to fund the municipality’s activities. The good news is the average assessed residential property values in Trent Lakes, according to MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation), increased for 2017. In 2016 an average residence in Trent Lakes was valued at just over $346,000. In 2017 that value increased to almost $360,000. The total 2017 budget for the Municipality is about $2 million more than 2016. Officials say much of it (63.73 percent) is consumed by capital costs, roads and public works. The remainder is split among general government (10.63%), fire/rescue and parks/recreation (9.63%) and other protection like OPP(16.01%).

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76 North Street Inc. opened its screen printing and embroidery business in Bobcaygeon on May 6, 2016 with its first order of 60 hoodies for Big Boys Burgers in Toronto. On March 2, 2017 at 10:47pm the night shift team printed its milestone 100,000 garment print as recorded on the ‘counter’ of their automatic press.  The ‘counter’ also shows the machine was printing 576 pcs per hour of this 7 colour print which was shipped the next morning to the Urban Behavior national chain. “We are so proud of both our day and night shift teams along with our reps across Canada,” says Production Manager Jake Baye,  “and to be so involved in the Bobcaygeon community.  Obtaining a license for Canada 150 and shipping Canadawide along with 6 other countries so far, is another proud achievement for our little company located right here in Bobcaygeon.  We are so honoured and grateful to all the local businesses and retailers for your loyal printing and embroidery support.”


Work on Main Street and Duke Street has begun. The city is replacing storm sewers and “associated road construction” that could mean some headaches for local drivers. Officials say while the work won’t be completed until the end of October, construction will shut down from July 1 to September 3 for the summer tourist season. Residents in the area will continue to have their garbage and recycling picked up as per the normal schedule, but are asked to have their address marked on their bins. If the trucks are unable to access your driveway, City workers will move them to a collection point and return them after collection. Water service may be interrupted during the project, but officials say they’ll make every attempt to provide a minimum of 24 hours notice for any water service interruption. They’ll also try to perform any water shutoffs during off-peak hours.

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Ted Garrels, a resident of Bobcaygeon, has been volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization for about 20 years. Last September, Ted decided to use his canoe-making talents to help the cause. He says, “The canoe project came together with the support and caring of a number of people in the community. Their consideration and belief in our youth helped me put this fundraising project together with little or no cost to the organization.” A lot of elements were involved in the building of the stripper-type canoe. Ted says, “Let’s call it something old, something new, something borrowed, something glue. The old is the rawhide lacing used for the webbing in the seats. The new is the main material used in the construction of the vessel. The borrowed is the form on which the canoe is built and the glue, well, that’s self explanatory.” You can put in an offer to buy the one-of-akind, hand-built canoe on Kijiji in the Peterborough/ Kawartha Lakes area. All of the funds raised will go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

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caygeon & District Lions Club distributed over HALL RENTALS al charities and Lions Clubs International’s causes: To rent the Lions Hall, call Gwen Pelley at 705-738-5866

MP Jamie Schmale’s Student Capital Experience Program Kawartha Haliburton Children’s PROVINCIAL Dogs • A Place Called Home • Kawartha Haliburton Foundation Children’s Foundation CHAMPIONSHIP COMES TO g Sisters•• ALS of Canada • Kawartha Land Trust Autism Support Dogs Kawartha • Kawartha North FamilyLand Trust BOBCAYGEON • Big Brothers Big Sisters Submitted by Craig Walker iculturalof Canada Society Health Team Family The Bobcaygeon Curling Club will host the Kawartha North Health Team • Kids Help Phone • Bobcaygeon 2017 Provincial Stick Curling Championship, nada DayAgricultural Society • Lions Clubs Kids Help Phone March 19 to 22. International • Bobcaygeon Canada The event will feature top stick curling teams Foundation Day Celebrations Lions Clubs International Foundation • Lions Foundation • Bobcaygeon Food Bank from across the province, vying for the provincial od Bank• Boys & Girls Clubs Canada Dog Guides title. Lions Foundation Canada • Lions Camp Kirk • Camp Huronda Stick curling isDog the same as regular curling, ubs • Lions Homes For Deaf • Canadian Cancer except the rock is delivered from a standing position Guides People Society using a long-handled stick. Since its introduction in • Lions A16 Lions Day • Children’s Wish the 1990s, stick curling has increased in popularity Lions Camp Kirk • Monarch Bible Camp Foundation and allowed many more people of all ages to enjoy r Society • Chimo • Peterborough Regional and compete this truly Canadian sport. Lions DeafinPeople Health Centre Homes For • Easter Seals In order to participate in the Championships, Foundation • Settlers Village • Festival of Trees teamsDay will have been successful in tough qualifying Lions A16 Lions Children’s Programs • Children’s Workshop events during February. Each team will play seven • Five Counties • Victoria County Monarch Biblegames Camp over the 4-day round robin event. Historical Society • MP Jamie Schmale’s Student Capital The Opening Ceremony takes place at 1pm on Peterborough Regional Health Experience Program Sunday, March 19, followedCentre by games beginning at Children’s 2pm and 7pm. Village Children’s Programs Games on Monday and Tuesday will start at Thanks to all the local Settlers residents and 9:30am and at 1:30pm. Final games will take place businesses that supported Lions through Victoria County Historical Society at 9:30am on Wednesday, with a tie-breaker at the year. Special thanks to Lions Members,


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who worked tirelessly to make our fundraising events so successful. We look forward to working in the community throughout 2017.

1:30pm if necessary. The event is open to the public and there’s no charge for admission or parking. For more information call the Bobcaygeon Curling Club at 705-738-2227.

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The Buckhorn Community Centre is celebrating Canada’s 150th and their own 40th anniversary with a salute to the provinces. Taste of Canada on Saturday, April 8 is a dinner and dance, featuring food from across the country, and entertainment from The Indian River Band. Tickets are only $25 for BCC members and $30 for non-members for this special event that’s a fundraiser for the BCC. Call 705-657-8833 before March 24 to get in on this unique event.

While our temperatures are still a bit chilly, it’s time to think spring! At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, daylight savings time begins. That means set all your clocks forward an hour.


“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”

If you’re looking for something new to read, stop by the Bobcaygeon Library and The Boyd Museum on Saturday, April 1 for “Not a Foolish Book Sale.” The sale goes on from 9am to 2pm. You can find out more by calling 705-738-9482.

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Never to be forgotten “Mom” It’s twenty-eight years ago today when God called you “Dear Mom” away. Life’s not the same anymore the way it used to be with “you and Dad and Emma” gone and my “Loving wife Beverley” How hard it is to part with those we hold on earth so dear. The heart no greater trial knows no sorrow more severe deep in my heart lies a picture of my “loved ones” gone to rest In memory’s frame I shall keep it because you “all” were the very best for those that have “ageing parents” “care” for them while you may they “cared and sacrificed” for you now “you” are old and gray Links of silver, rust and sever, but links of “loved ones” last forever. Always in my thoughts and forever in my heart, Your loving son Bill

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Submit Your Nomination The City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee is looking for nominations for the 2016 Environmental Hero and Environmental Youth Hero of the Year Award. The criteria for a candidate to qualify are as follows: 1. An individual or group from the City of Kawartha Lakes or a student or student group that has worked to address a local environmental issue in 2016; 2. Made an outstanding environmental contribution within the City of Kawartha Lakes; and, 3. Acted successfully to influence change for the benefit of the environment without any expectation of reward. To accept this award, the individual or group must reside in the City of Kawartha Lakes or be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution. Nomination forms are available at all Municipal Service Centres, local libraries and on the City’s website at http://www. environmental-advisory-committee Nominations are to be submitted to the Environmental Advisory Committee by March 31, 2017. Completed forms can be submitted to: City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee c/o Planning Division 180 Kent Street West, 2nd Floor Lindsay, Ontario, K9V 2Y6 Fax # 705-324-4027 Email Address:

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Choristers Corner

Submitted by April Scott

After three cancellations out of six rehearsals because of the weather, the choristers are back to practices for the Spring concert. Our sing-alongs on Tuesday are going well and are now interspersed with some very witty stories told by Laura Plummer. At one, we sang a rendition of Happy Birthday to our fearless leader and then he put us to work with ‘Here comes the sun’ along with some other goodies. Talking about goodies, the Retirement Suites staff delivered some delicious cookies for us to enjoy along with tea and coffee. Ron King had been in touch with Syd Jackson who used to belong to the tenor section. Syd recently moved out of town to Bradford, is happily settled and is pleased that he has found a choir to sing in. Syd was truly dedicated to the Choristers with his tape recorder, recording every practice so he could learn his part at home. We also heard from Bob Bettson who was the Minister at the Anglican Church. He is happy living in Toronto and he has found a busy choir to sing in. He also sang in our tenor section and unfortunately we lost both of them at the same time. Until next time please like us on Facebook Bobcaygeon Choristers and remember we always welcome new members. Call Bob Plummer at 705-731-1060 or April Scott at 705-738-2396 for further information. Hopefully Spring is just around the corner - take care and we will talk next time.


St. James Anglican Church in Fenelon Falls is hosting a cinematic journey through Lent. The series will take place at St. James Anglican church in Fenelon Falls, 7-9 pm. Call 705-887-2537. THE VISITOR March 16 Who’s been living in my house? When Walter arrives at his apartment, he’s greeted by a whole set of unexpected changes and a friendship that dances to a different drum. This is an upbeat and rewarding story of relationships. THE GIRL IN THE CAFE March 23 Who knew that stopping for a coffee in a local café would lead to the beginning of this unexpected journey. The Girl in the Café tells an intriguing tale of power and how a chance encounter might lead to changing the world. HEAVEN March 30 A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband’s death, and finds herself not only under arrest but falling in love with an officer. JESUS OF MONTREAL April 6 This is a story of opportunity. When an actor is hired by the Roman Catholic Church to present a passion play at a pilgrimage site, it opens a whole new world and inspires him to take on the role of a lifetime.

Spring is in the air

Submitted by Wendy Kimmett

The Bobcaygeon Kinette Club has just finished hand-making their famous Easter Eggs. They are now ready and for sale at only $3 per egg. The Easter Eggs will be at the Kawartha Dairy, Pharma Save Drug Store, The Dunsford Store and you may also purchase them from any member of the club. Coming up on May 7, 2017 is the Kinette Club’s “Spring Fling” which will be held at the Legion in Bobcaygeon. Proceeds from this project go to Cystic Fibrosis. Stay tuned for more details on this wonderful project. The Kinettes do work hard for our community by raising funds which go to community projects including Ross Memorial Hospital, Bobcaygeon Helps Food Banks, Five Counties Children’s Fund, Cancer Society, Women’s Resources, Bobcaygeon Public School Breakfast Fund, Royal Canadian Legion, Canada Day, for Bobcaygeon Lion’s Club and our main fund-raiser is Cystic Fibrosis. For more information, visit bobcaygeon-kinettes.

libraries have daily programs that feature music, storytelling, board games and crafts. Check out www. for more information. Children may enter their name in the draw for a “Little Friends” book Bag filled with fun. Winning names will be drawn at each library branch just prior to closing on Saturday, March 18. Thank you to Crayola for providing the crafting materials. March Break Skating and Swimming in the City of Kawartha Lakes: There will be special skating times added to the regularly scheduled public skating. Please contact your local arena to confirm the schedule. Regular admission fees will apply to March Break Skating and Swimming Programs. Trent Lakes Public Library: Your children can join in Wednesday, March 15 for St. Patrick’s Day activities from 11am to 12pm. The free Children’s Program at the Main Branch of the Trent Lakes Public Library runs year-round. Call 705-657-3695 for more info.


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Leapin’ leprechauns

By John Crossen

No discussion of St. Patrick’s Day could overlook the mischievous little folk who could grant you three wishes that would miraculously come true. Holy mackerel, if this is a religion, sign me up! Humm, leprechaunism. It sounds good to me. Now let’s get down to those three wishes. The leprechaun is a fairy in modern Irish folklore. They didn’t exist in earliest Ireland culture. They were supposedly solitary three-foot tall creatures who spent their time making and mending shoes and have a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (I wish). Thanks to a century or two of cartoons, many of which were derogatory towards the Irish, we still imagine them as tiny bearded

men festooned in a floppy green coat and wizard-like, emeraldcoloured hats large enough to rent out to a second family. But best of all, they rejoice in wreaking havoc – especially on we humans. Leprechauns first took to the pages of literature in the medieval story known as the ‘Adventure of Fergus son of Léti’. In it a tale is woven in which the King of Ulster falls asleep on the beach. When he awakens he feels water washing upon his feet and three leprechauns dragging him into the sea. It’s not good to mess with the king, so he captures his mischievous abductors. They in turn grant him three wishes in exchange for their release. So that’s where the three wishes stories come from. And all along you thought it was Walt Disney. Let’s hope the leprechauns take March 17 off. That way we can all have a pleasant, mischieffree St. Patrick’s Day.


By John Crossen

To most of us, St. Patrick’s Day is a day for wearing green, shamrocks, green beer and more than a few green faces the morning after. But let’s jump into my time machine and set the “goback gauge” to the early 17th century. That’s when it became an official holiday celebrating Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. We often see St. Patrick portrayed with a staff in one hand and a shamrock in the

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other. Historians claim that the three-leafed shamrock may have been sacred to the pagan Irish of the time, representing their top three deities: Abellio, Airmid and Amaethon. St. Patrick cleverly repurposed them as a portrayal of the holy trinity. He is said to have used his version of the shamrock to explain Christian concepts and convert many to the Roman Catholic faith. So what’s with the colour green? The colour green has been associated with Ireland since at least the 1640s, when the green harp flag  was used by the  Irish Catholic Confederation. Green ribbons and shamrocks have been worn on St. Patrick’s Day since at least the 1680s. Religions aside, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated as a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. Mind you, the rest of Canada celebrates, too. After all, we wouldn’t want to miss another opportunity to down a few pints would we? Continuing on a party-like note, St. Patrick’s Day provides a break for those who participate in Lent. For Saint Patrick’s Day, all restrictions on food and drink are put aside. Yippee, hamburgers and beer again!


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One of the top 10 priorities for City of Kawartha Lakes Council is to establish a Corporate Customer Service Standard for the municipality. To help them do that, they’ve created a survey for the public’s feedback on their customer service experience with any department, division or contact with the City. The purpose of the survey is for residents and visitors to provide input on the three main communication channels – in person, telephone and the internet. The survey is available online at, in hard copy at all Municipal Service Centres, Libraries and City Hall. The survey will be open until March 31, 2017.   Survey responses will be reviewed to assist in developing the Corporate Customer Service Standards which will be presented to Council in June 2017.


The City’s Emergency Services, Public Works, and OPP are readying for the possibility of flood activities this season. Activities involved in the ramp-up period include preparing sand bag supplies and ensuring fire vehicles, ATV’s and watercraft are available from Fire Rescue Services and OPP. The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority and Kawartha Conservation regularly issue watershed statements, based on the weather forecasts and existing conditions. At this time of year, all local rivers, streams, and lakes are extremely dangerous. Riverbanks are slippery and unsafe. Ice cover, where it exists, is becoming unstable and hazardous. Officials warn residents to stay away from water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside. Residents are encouraged to prepare their home, cottage or property in case of flooding. Information is available on the City’s website at

Plant Power By Julia Taylor

It must have been the hottest day of the year, or at least it felt like it because I was VERY pregnant. I had the curtains drawn and all of the fans we owned pointing at me, and still I was a miserable, hot mess. I didn’t want to do a thing - it was getting closer to dinner time, and I knew I didn’t have any meat in the house. I didn’t want to drive to town and get meat (we lived in Pleasant Point at the time), and I certainly didn’t want to cook near a hot stove, but I was craving a taco!! So I asked Google. “I want a taco but I have no meat!” Google knows everything! It led me to a plant based cooking website and a walnut taco “meat” recipe. Really? That’s it!? No thawing, no standing • 1 Cup walnuts • ½ Cup of sundried tomatoes (soaked if dried) • ½ teaspoon cumin • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder

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Aquarius (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Health and fitness should be your primary goals during this zodiac phase, Aquarius. Take time to take care of yourself and everything else will fall into place. Pisces (Feb. 20 to March 20) The full moon on March 12 during the Pisces sign, represents to the First Nations a time to balance your life. It is the Sugar Moon when the sap is running. So what will you do? Find what ‘balance’ means to you in your life, and then make the necessary changes. Aries (March 21 to April 20) You need to decide, Aries, which is more important: your reputation or your desire to do what’s right, even if that means losing friends. This is not a frivolous question, because our friends are important, and give much meaning to our lives. So are your beliefs. It’s up to you. Taurus (April 21 to May 21) Don’t live in the ‘past’ lane, Taurus! Keep on moving forward, believing that each day will bring new rewards and new opportunities to make your dreams come true! Gemini (May 22 to June 22) Your present job may not be what you believe you were meant to do. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it and learn from it and keep searching for work that will be more fulfilling. Cancer (June 23 to July 23) Don’t take things personally, dear Cancer. We sense some slings and arrows may be coming your way. Stay the course and don’t give up on your own values.


Leo (July 24 to Aug. 23) Take the time now, Leo, to broaden your interests, discover new paths which will open to you, if you let them. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to abandon all your past passions. Just be on the look-out for something new! Virgo (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) Don’t let those butterflies in your stomach stop you from doing the job, Virgo! You cannot move ahead without some risk, but you will never get ahead unless you make the effort to start. Libra (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”: Albert Camus. Yes, Libra, winter is dragging on! But remember these words and know that spring, and summer, WILL come, as always. Scorpio (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) Scorpio is a water sign, being emotionally reserved, yet intense and sensitive. There is nothing wrong with any of this, as long as these traits do not spoil your relationships. Be aware and watch how your interactions unfold. Sagittarius (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) You deserve a break, Sag! You have been working very hard and the results are in! Great job! So take some time off to rejuvenate – and then go make the world a better place, like only you can. Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan 20) You need to stop judging yourself against others. You are multi-talented and people appreciate you for what YOU are. We all have strong points and weak points. Trust us – the people who count are proud of you and what you have accomplished.


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Roots & Ramblings By Linda Friend

The robins are back and so is your Bobcaygeon Horticultural Society. After a winter “sabbatical”, we are now busily planning for 2017, Canada’s Big Year. Look for a celebratory display of red and white tulips (if the squirrels didn’t find all of them this winter) and mass plantings of Canada’s colours in the 30 gardens that the Society maintains throughout the community as well as at Kawartha Settlers’ Village. The meetings of the Society are held at Knox Presbyterian Church on the 3rd Thursday of each month, with the exception of December, January, July and August. Speakers for 2017 include these knowledgeable individuals: Hazel Cook, peonies; Hugh Moreshead, vermicomposting; Dan Cooper, gardening from a hammock. Refreshments are served at 6:30pm, followed by the 7pm meeting. Visitors are welcome and new members are appreciated! Other activities include these summer events: May 27-Plant Sale; July 8-Garden Tour, Tea and Market; August 9-Flower & Vegetable Show and Tea.

Be sure to mark them on your calendar! Details and dates are found on our website at Consider joining your local horticultural society. There are active groups in these communities: Omemee, Coboconk, Ennismore, Lakefield, Lindsay and Fenelon Falls. You will enjoy the speakers and the shared interests of other members. And perhaps you will wish to be involved in organizing events, planting and maintaining public gardens and promoting environmental concerns.


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But with improved equipment, seeds, livestock breeds and farming techniques, farms themselves have grown, from an average of 200 acres in 1931 to more than 800 acres today. There’s a complementary trend emerging, too—one that focuses on small-scale, specialized production of meat, fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, eggs and more. In many cases, these farms have expanded into agritourism, which caters to a booming desire to connect with the people who produce their food, and to enjoy authentic encounters in new places. It has the added benefit of diversifying income so farmers are not dependent on a single crop or product. Local examples include pick-your-own fruit farms, corn mazes, small shops or stands selling items baked or harvested on-site, and farm bed and breakfasts. One of the most prominent agritourism businesses in Kawartha Lakes is South Pond Farms, located on Gray Road near Bethany. “We’ve worked very hard to build an agritourism experience that incorporates what we and our neighbours produce,” says Danielle French, the

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service, to assist local individuals and families with modest income. Through March and April, the agency will partner with the City of Kawartha Lakes housing department and local organizations to present 40 Community Volunteer Income Tax Program clinics. Local residents who meet the program’s criteria can have their income tax returns prepared free of charge by agency volunteers. Clinics will be held in Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls and Omemee. Households with single incomes of $30,000 or less in 2016, or $40,000 or less for a family can qualify for the free service. Trained Community Care volunteers complete the income tax returns. Appointments must be booked in advance by calling Community Care at (705) 324-7323. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is presented each year by Community Care in partnership with the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. Returns are completed in approximately one week. Clients wishing to use the service are asked to bring all relevant information and forms, including T4 slips and statements of property tax or rental payments. To find a nearby clinic and book an appointment, contact the agency at 705-324-7323.

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Eating fads, digestive woes, picky eating, stress, and managing a disease or condition are some of the most common things that cause confusion and sour people’s relationship with food. Local residents are being encouraged to tackle these issues head on and, in the process, take the fight out of food. That’s the theme that Dietitians of Canada ( is promoting during Nutrition Month in March. The organization wants people to follow three simple steps when trying to deal with issues like food fads that complicate how they eat: • Spot the problem. Define first what’s causing your fight with food. • Get the facts. Use facts from credible sources to decide what needs to be done to solve the problem. • Seek support. Put the plan into action with support from a Registered Dietitian, family and friends. “Food is so personal and emotional. As much as people may think they are a ‘foodie’ and enjoy preparing and eating healthy food, they may be making the unhealthy choice because there is so much misinformation about nutrition which is intimidating, confusing and frustrating,” says Elsie Azevedo Perry, a Registered Dietitian with the HKPR District Health Unit. “Improving your relationship with food and making sure you are eating healthy

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With so many youngsters exposing themselves to loud noise that can impact their hearing ability, it is important to develop new tests to detect adolescent hearing loss. If hearing loss is uncovered when it is mild, youngsters can be alerted to ways of modifying their behaviors that help to preserve their remaining hearing. With this in mind, researchers are currently suggesting that youngsters have their hearing checked in higher frequencies than are likely to be tested for at school or other non-professional settings. Normally, teens are able to hear in very high frequency ranges that escape their elders’ notice. It is important that teens’ hearing be tested in accordance with their extended hearing capability. Loss of hearing is gradual, and usually begins with the high frequencies. If your hearing loss becomes serious enough, you may risk impairing your ability to speak clearly. While listening to something too loudly and for extended periods of time is bad for your health, headphones better isolate the background noise, thus enabling you to listen at a lower volume. To schedule a hearing test, please give us a call. P.S. Some teens have used their higherfrequency hearing ability to their advantage by downloading ring tones on their cell phones that their teachers cannot hear.

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and easy-to-understand nutrition advice. Like all relationships, problems may arise that negatively affect people’s eating habits and how they feel about their food, especially when information is inaccurate or unreliable.  When it comes to food fads that promise a cure-all for everything, Azevedo Perry advises not to believe these claims. “Words such as ‘detoxify’, ‘purify’, ‘cleanse’ and ‘miracle’ should all raise flags,” she says. “Don’t accept nutrition information online without checking who wrote it and if it’s based on real science.”


According to experts, children need a good breakfast. It not only gives them fuel for the day, but those who don’t eat a good breakfast become tired in school and have shorter attention spans, particularly late in the morning. Also, they tend to eat more junk food during the day – snacks that are high in sugar and fat and low in nutritional value. Food for Kids City of Kawartha Lakes works to ensure that every child attends school with a full stomach, ready to learn. They serve more than

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10,000 children in the City of Kawartha Lakes with breakfast, snack and lunch programs offered at schools in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Roman Catholic District School Board. The programs are supported by more than 250 volunteers. In 2016, these dedicated people helped raise funds, plan, prepare and serve over 170,000 breakfasts, 250,000 snacks and 120,000 lunches to students in the City of Kawartha Lakes. In Peterborough County, breakfast programs served almost 2.4 million meals last year! Fortyseven of the 52 publically funded schools fed 17,638 students. Programs were possible because of 1,256 dedicated volunteers and the generosity of the community.

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The Community Care Health & Care Network (“Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes”) provides many different programs and services that are designed to help local residents eat healthily, get proper nutrition, and access information and support about resources available throughout the agency and the City. The agency’s Food & Nutrition services include traditional programs such as Meals on Wheels and Community Dining, as well as newer initiatives that have recently been introduced to benefit people of all ages. If you have questions about these programs and services, contact any Community Care office (705-324-7323) or on the website.

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Velma (Val) Ada Allison Feb. 13, 1928 – Feb. 25, 2017

In her 90th year, Val passed away

peacefully on Feb. 25, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Val was the adored, only child of the late Victor & Ida Barrette, the loving wife of the late Robert Allison (1995) of Edmonton, AB. and the devoted mother of the late Joseph (1963), Raymond (1981) and Paul (1996). Val will be sorely missed by her children, Marcel (Gail) of Douro, ON, Roberta of Victoria, BC, Teresa Ward (Barrie) of Fenelon Falls, ON, Michael (Bonnie) of Fenelon Falls, ON, Laura Wilcken (Chris) of Liverpool, NY, Patricia McClean (Patrick) of Elizabethville, ON, Linda (Harry Somers) of Sooke, BC. Being the Grandma of 26 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, She will be missed by many! The Allison family would like to thank Extendicare of Lindsay, for providing Val with excellent care and showing exceptional love and support during our grief. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kawartha Lakes branch of Victoria’s Quilts Canada c/o Carolyn Bergin 13 Selena Street, Lindsay ON K9V 0B5

Visitation 10:30 on Thursday March 9th at

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 40 Russell St E, Lindsay, followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00. A graveside Ceremony will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery 233 Lindsay St. S. Lindsay. Val’s family invites you to join them in celebrating her life, at a reception, at the Royal Canadian Legion, 12 York St. N. following the graveside service. March 10, 2017 - The Kawartha Promoter 21

Group, for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer or who are receiving treatment. 2 Kent St. W., Lindsay, 2 p.m.705-324-7323 ext 503 to reserve or for info. MAR 14 - Caregiver Support Group for people caring for frail older adults or adults with disabilities or chronic conditions. Salvation Army Citadel, Fenelon Falls 1:30 -3:30 p.m. 705-3247323 for more info. MAR 14, 21 & 28 - SAGES exercises for seniors, Dunsford Community Centre, 9:30 a.m. 705-324-7323 MAR 14 - Victoria County Genealogy Furniture,Glass, China, Group 7-9pm, Lindsay Library. Topic: Military Medals etc. Moving Those Genealogy Mountains. Duck Decoys, Clocks, For more info call 705-878-1669 Kawartha Promoter MAR 14, 21 & 28 - Weekly Diners Club Jewelry, Silver Dollars, Classifieds Work seniors luncheon, 70 Murray St., Fenelon Gold, Coins, Pocket Falls. 705-324-7323 to reserve. Circulation 15,000 Watches etc. MAR 15 - free blood pressure monitoring Reach over 36,000 readers Anything old. service, Royal Canadian Legion, R. Carruth. Bobcaygeon, 10 - 11:30 a.m. 705-887-1672. MAR 15 - monthly Diners Club seniors MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! luncheon, Royal Canadian Legion, Bobcaygeon, noon. 705-324-7323 to reserve. MAR 15, 22 & 29 - SAGES exercises for This section is only for Local Charitable Events. seniors at the Fenelon Falls Seniors We do provide Not-for-profit rates for more in-depth Citizens Club, 10 a.m. 705-324-7323 advertising MAR 16 - Circle of Hope for the Bereaved Adult Day Programs - Bobcaygeon, exercises for seniors, Burnt River - free support group for those who have Fenelon Falls , Little Britain, Lindsay & Community Centre, 9:30 a.m. 705-324recently lost a loved one to share with Omemee. Call 705-324-7323 7323 others. 2 Kent St. W., Lindsay, noon MAR 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 31 - SAGES MAR 13 - Living With Cancer Support 1:30 p.m. Call 705-879-4123 for info or MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! to to register. Get Ready MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! MAR 16 - Movie, The Visitor, 7-9 pm St. Sip! Slurp! and Savour! James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls, Soupalicious® Bobcaygeon set to ladle out a Soup-er Feast No charge. All welcome. 705-887-2537 at Bobcaygeon Legion on Sunday March 6, 2016 or MAR 16 -buds Thursday Night Dinner for bcaygeon: Mark your calendars for a soup-er treat set to stir up our community’s taste seniors, 70 Murray St., 5 p.m. Call 705d support BOBCAYGEON HELPS FOOD BANK. 324-7323 to reserve. r “cream of the crop” chefs and restaurants are donating their time and culinary expertise, MAR 16will & 23be - Basic foot care services for ating delicious soups for sampling at Soupalicious Bobcaygeon. The medley of soups Get toand nourish community spirits. All to support seniors the and people with special needs ved at Bobcaygeon Legion to Ready fill bellies 1027 Portage Rd., Kirkfield. Pre-booked Sip! and Savour! up-er important work Slurp! of BOBCAYGEON HELPS FOOD BANK. appointments required. Call 705-879Soupalicious® Bobcaygeon set to ladle out a Soup-er Feast - 30 – Ready to2016 4100 to inquire about foot care services at Bobcaygeon Legion on Get Sunday March 6, Sip, Slurp and Savour your way through Soupalicious Bobcaygeon and fees. geon: Mark your calendarsSip! for a soup-er treat set to stir up our community’s taste buds Slurp! and Savour! pport BOBCAYGEON HELPS Date:FOOD BANK. Sunday March 6, 2016 MAR 17 & 24 - Basic foot care services for ® Bobcaygeon outexpertise, a Soup-er Feast Time: 11 am 3 pmset eam of Soupalicious the crop” chefs and restaurants are – donating their to timeladle and culinary seniors and people with special needs 9 (To enjoy the full array of soups, it is highly recommended that you arrive no later than 1:00pm.) g delicious soupsat forBobcaygeon sampling at Soupalicious Bobcaygeon. The medley March of soups will Legion on Sunday 6,be2016 a.m. 4 p.m., Bobcaygeon Senior Citizens Location: Legion at Bobcaygeon Legion to fill belliesBobcaygeon and nourish community spirits. All to support the 96 King E., Bobcaygeon r important work of BOBCAYGEON HELPS BANK. Pre-booked appointments bcaygeon: Mark your calendars forFOOD aSt. soup-er treat set to stir up our community’s Centre. taste buds d support BOBCAYGEON HELPS -FOOD BANK. 30 – required, call 705-879-4100. A ZERO-WASTE INITIATIVE – Bring your own spoon and appetites! MAR 17, 24 & 27 - Basic foot care services Slurp and Savour Soupalicious Bobcaygeon rp,“cream of the crop” your chefsway and through restaurants are donating their time and culinary expertise, Ticket In Advance At the Door Prices Date: soups Sunday March 6, 2016 for seniors ating delicious for sampling at Soupalicious Bobcaygeon. The medley of soups will beand people with special Time: Individual 11 am – 3 pm $12 (HST included) $15 (HST included) ved at Bobcaygeon Legion bellies and community needs.the Pre-booked appointments (To enjoy the full array of soups,to it isfill highly recommended that nourish you arrive no later than 1:00pm.) spirits. All to support Children (underLegion 12) Location: Bobcaygeon $5 (HST included) up-er important work of BOBCAYGEON HELPS FOOD BANK. $5 (HST included) required, call 705-879-4100. 9 a.m. - 4 96 King St. E., Bobcaygeon Bobcaygeon Legion 96 King St. East p.m. at 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls. - 30 – Book early. Limited tickets. A ZERO-WASTE INITIATIVE – Bring your own spoon and appetites! MAR 21 - Friends of the Library book Saturday, March 25, from 11 am to 2 pm. Sip, Slurp and Savour your way through Soupalicious Bobcaygeon Ticket Prices In Advance At the Door FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE sale downstairs in the Lindsay Library Tickets Available at CONTACT: IndividualDate: $12 (HST included) $15 (HST included) Sunday March 6, 2016 10 am – 6pm Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce Children (under 12) included) $5 (HST included) Time: 11 $5 am(HST –3 pm (To enjoy theLiveWell full array of soups, it is highly and recommended that you arrive no later than 1:00pm.)MAR 21 - Lindsay Osteoporosis Strength Rehabilitation Limited• tickets. Book early. ebrate our Community Delight your Taste Buds • Enjoy our Local Goodness Location: Bobcaygeon Legion information group, 1:30pm Adelaide And Participating Restaurants 96 King St. E., Bobcaygeon FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Place, Lindsay. Topic: Nutrition - Calcium Just for the Halibut • Grilled Cheese Hideaway Shakers Diner • Donatella Barspoon & Grilland appetites!and beyond. A ZERO-WASTE INITIATIVE – Bring your own te our Community • Delight your Taste Buds • Enjoy our Local Goodness MAR 22 - monthly Diners Club seniors Wheatsheaf Café Embers Grillhouse Ticket Prices In•Advance At the Door Soupalicious is registered trademark of Visions of Utopia, designed to support the growing needs of local food banks. luncheon, Burnt River Community Club & (HST Spaincluded) IndividualEganridge Resort, $12 Country (HST included) $15 Centre. Call 705-324-7323 Lock 32 Pub Children (underBobcaygeon 12) $5Inn (HST• included) $5 (HST included) MAR 22 - free blood pressure monitoring

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ebrate our Community • Delight your Taste Buds • Enjoy our Local Goodness

service, Burnt River Community Centre, 10:30 am. - noon. MAR 23 - Movie, The Girl in the Cafe, 7-9 pm St. James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls, No charge. 705-887-2537 or MAR 23 - Stroke Survivor Support Group for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Case Manor, Bobcaygeon 1:30 - 3:30p.m. 705-324-7323 ext 111. MON - Bobcaygeon Senior Centre Mahjong 1 p.m. $3 MON & WED - Pickleball 7 - 9 p.m. Bobcaygeon Public School. $3/person. 1st TUES - Dunsford Seniors Club Pot Luck, noon; 1:30 pm for Euchre. 2nd MON - Lindsay Creative Quilters’ Guild Meetings Cambridge Street United Church, Lindsay 1–3:30pm TUES - “Expanding the World of Literacy After School Program” Kinmount library 4:30 pm. Call 705 488-3199 TUES - amateur photography club that meets alternate Tuesdays, 10 am, Bobcaygeon Library. $2 each for the use of the room. TUES - Omemee Legion Doubles darts @ 8pm. TUES - COFFEE TALK… “Creating a welcoming space for people to form friendships and supportive community.” Fellowship Room, Trinity United 10:30 -11:30 a.m. and join the conversation. ALL WELCOME!! 2nd TUES - The Kawartha Settlers Village Quilters meet at Wray House, Bobcaygeon. New members & guests welcomed. Contact: info@ 1st WED - Crime Fiction Book Club in the Carnegie Room, Lindsay Library to discuss works by certain authors. 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm. Call the Library for more info. WED- Scrapbooking and paper crafters meet from 9:30- noon at the Salvation army church in Fenelon Falls. Beginners welcome, call church for details. WED - Bobcaygeon Senior Centre Carpet Bowling $3 7 p.m. Contact: Al 705-7381749 WED - Dunsford Seniors Club 1pm for Bid-Euchre. THURS-TOPS-Take off pounds sensibly at the Bobcaygeon Legion 6:30 p.m. All welcome. THURS - Omemee Legion mixed darts @ 8pm. THURS - Bobcaygeon Seniors Centre Cribbage 1pm $3 SAT - Omemee Legion Country music jams. 1pm Alternate Saturdays. 2nd SAT - Omemee Legion Progressive Euchre12:30pm. 3rd SUN - Ladies auxiliary for Kinmount RCL BR.441 breakfast 8am -noon.


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