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3.96 tax hike? Scugog taxpayers can expect to pay an additional $24 on their 2012 bill, with councillors set to approve a 3.96 per cent levy increase next week - a slight reduction from the 4.24 hike proposed late last year. Councillors discussed some late developments in the budget process this week, seven days before the document returns to council chambers for its last appearance. A special meeting will be held next Monday (Feb. 13) at 3 p.m. for final budget discussions, with the document’s approval scheduled for council’s 6:30 p.m. meeting later that evening. According to treasurer Trena DeBruijn, an increase of 3.96 per cent would work out to approximately $24 more on the municipal portion of the average property tax bill, based on an assessment of $319,000. Although neither the Regional nor Durham District School Board portions of the bill have yet been determined, township staff estimate this year’s total bill to ring in between 2.5 and 2.7 per cent higher than 2011. A staff report on the budget, accompanied by several letters from residents regarding possible tax hikes, detailed a number of new developments. Although a number of last-minute expenses came in recently, such as the $3,000 replacement of a furnace for the Old Mill property, these were somewhat offset by the late announcement from the provincial government regarding Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) money, which yielded $1,355,400 for Scugog in 2012 – approximately $65,000 more than was budgeted for initially. While a number of possible cuts were proposed by staff to lower the budget even further, measures such as reducing the amount spent on the township’s gravel roads or delaying the repayment of the hydro reserve for the Old Mill purchase seemed to receive little support from councillors. “Communities that come in at a zero tax increase will find themselves in such a state of debt that they never recover, unless they increase next year’s levy to double digits,” said Mayor Chuck Mercier, defending the hike. “Reducing the budget by another per cent might look good, but that $10 saved would be better invested in the township. We have to be realistic, and we’ve promised that.”

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DANGEROUS TOY: Durham police checking on the wellbeing of a Scugog youth (top photo) got more than they bargained for when a search of a back-pack revealed this realistic looking pellet gun (right). Officers said that such ‘toys’ could have deadly results, should an officer be confronted with one. RIK DAVIE The Standard

Communter rail line for area is still set to debut in 2014 BLAKE WOLFE The Scugog Standard

Plans for a commuter train, which would travel between Peterborough and Toronto along the eastern edge of Scugog Township, are still on track for a July 2014 debut. Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro, who has spearheaded the movement to revive the line as the Shining Waters Railway, told The Standard that a call for tender for design engineering was put out recently, with four responses returned as of this past January. Upon award of the contract, the winning bid will have 16 weeks to complete an engineering study. The revival of the commuter service is planned to feature stops in or near Durham Region at Pontypool, Myrtle, Claremont and Locust Hill, with two stops in Peterborough and Toronto, including

Steeles Ave. E. and Union Station. The where the latest information on the rail total trip between Peterborough and To- plan was discussed. The revival of the rail ronto is estimated at 90 minutes. line was originally discussed in the 2008 Two daily trips both eastbound and federal budget, in which $150 million was westbound would take place Monday to pledged in infrastructure funding to bring Friday, with at least one return trip sched- the commuter service back on track. The uled for Saturday, Sunday and holidays. province would match the federal contriThe first train could leave as early as July bution for a total $300 million cost. The 2014, a target date that Mr. Del Mastro plan also makes provisions for improved said is still the goal for the project. freight service along the line. “I’ve had some great discussions with According to an October 2011 report residents from across the GTA, and people from Shining Waters, the service could are quite excited about this plan,” he said. potentially create more than 2,000 con“People see the value in this, a transit ser- struction and railway jobs initially, with vice that is not currently offered. This is potential for new jobs each year as the sersomething significant - a direct link into vice continues. the GTA economy which would have a Commuter have trains travelled the profound economic impact.” route on and off over the last 50 years, In January 2011, politicians from with the service (formerly provided by VIA across the GTA were among those in at- Rail) most recently discontinued in 1990 The Scugog Standard tendance at a meeting in Peterborough, - only five years after passenger trains re-

turned to the tracks, following a previous service cancellation in 1982. According to Mr. Del Mastro, the plan’s biggest stumbling block is what he describes as “tepid support” from the provincial government, which he says has been dragging its heels on Shining Waters while it forges ahead with its own Metrolinx transit plan to connect the communities of the GTA. Recently, that plan has returned to Uxbridge Council chambers for discussion, regarding the possibility of a GO Transit hub in that North Durham municipality in the near future. “We need to get this done and running, so that we can start experiencing the benefits,” said Mr. Del Mastro. “With a project like the Pickering Airport creating something like 30,000 jobs, it’s absolutely critical that there is rail support for commuters.”

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Durham 4-H wraps up another year Another 4-H year has ended and a new one is about to begin. Last year was a very successful one for many of our members and we could not be prouder of their achievements. The Durham West 4-H Awards Night was held on Nov. 25, to recognize and celebrate the success of local youth. It was a fantastic evening that began with a delicious buffet of beef on a bun, salad and cake. Recognition awards for the 155 members and 54 volunteers followed the feast. Sara Jobin was Master of Ceremonies for the evening, keeping things moving at a swift pace. Over the course of the night, 4-H members and guests heard about the many activities that took place throughout 2011 and what each club had accomplished over the course of the year. The night ended with a few special awards. Courtney Grandy was named Top Secretary of the Year, an award sponsored by Baldwin Sales. The Standard News Group presented the Top Press Reporter award to Noah Phillips. The local Women’s Institute made the decision to award all three of their applicants scholarship money, as they had not received any applications for a year or two. Barb Weese was ecstatic to present these scholarships to Sylvia Megens, Sara Jobin and Dan Werry. The Spirit of 4-H Award is given to a Dairy Club member who has shown leadership and good sportsmanship. This award is sponsored by the Ontario County Holstein Club and the Ontario Holstein Branch. This year’s very deserving winner was Tyler Yates. To round out the evening, the Durham West 4-H Club named its Top Member for 2011. This recognition is given to a member who has shown leadership within the 4-H program and in his or her community and school. Stuart McGlashan was this year’s winner of the award, which was sponsored by Farm Credit Canada, Lindsay. He received an original painting do-

DDSB holds special event The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is inviting parents who selfidentify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer and who have children attending school in the Board to join in an evening of dialogue. The ‘Diversity in the Community’ event is set for Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the Education Centre boardroom, 400 Taunton Rd. E. in Whitby. The event is open to LGBTQ parents only, to ensure a safe space in which people may share their stories. It will include presentations from two DDSB staff members who are gay and have children in the school system. Pre-registration is a prerequisite of admission. To pre-register, visit www. pdplace.durham.edu.on.ca.

nated by Lynda Cunningham, which depicts Stuart’s favourite 4-H memory. Looking forward, the new 4-H year is about to begin. The 2012 Durham West 4-H Sign-up Rally will be held on March 1, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Sunderland Legion. It is an opportunity for returning members to pay their annual fee and see what clubs will be offered in 2012. Those new to 4-H and those who are interested in getting involved, are invited to join in this fun evening.

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Back off! The biggest problem with quitting any bad habit has to be redirecting your behaviour to something more positive! Now I’m kind of stupid about how I went about quitting. Well, idiotic really, but then, ask around, idiotic behaviour is not new territory for me! First, I announced my intentions to quit smoking in this column .... which means that I now have several hundred people watching my every move and pointing out that I haven’t quite got it down pat yet! I tried literally every quit smoking trick there is ... including the self-delusional ones like, ‘I’m cutting down slowly.’ Tried leaving the smokes in the truck.... Makes for many trips to the truck! Tried smoking a brand that tastes so bad it could only have been made from goose droppings.... Developed a taste for goose droppings. Tried the old, ‘Just take a couple of drags and make one cigarette last all afternoon’.... Wound up with a whole pack of partly smoked cigarettes! Tried the ‘adult dummy’ of a cigarette and nicotine replacement that looked like a cigarette holder.... Had other smokers (thinking I was out) offer me their cigarettes. Well, I couldn’t be rude and turn them down now, could I? Tried the patch.... I could roll them, but I couldn’t keep them lit ... badda bump! Finally, I am forced to admit what the rest of the world has known for decades.... I am a weak-willed individual who, if left to my own devices, would very probably resort at some point to squeezing the nicotine out of soggy butts and injecting it directly into my veins!!!! But I may have found something! I may have found the trick that will get me back to the nonsmoker I was for nearly eight years. The ticket back to the world of socially acceptable people who don’t smell like a tobacco kiln and who have fingers that are all the same colour! It fills all the needs I have as a man and a human being. The electric cigarette! You heard me.... The electric cigarette! Referred to as ‘High Definition smoking,’ it is a stick that looks like a cigarette only a bit larger. It emits doses of nicotine at reduced rates and ... here’s the part that fulfills my man-need for gadgets ... it makes smoke! Non-toxic nicotine-loaded smoke! One filter cartridge is equivalent to nine packs of smokes. At the end of the six cartridges, I will have joined all you non-smokers in looking down my nose at the poor souls who ... like me ... are slaves to that dirty smoky habit. I will develop the sanctimonious attitude that smokers are weak, selfserving wretches who pollute our world with their filthy little addictions!!!! I will prevail! But until then... BACK OFF! I’M TRYING!!!!!!


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Tell mayors ... just do it! It is becoming a regular thing in this editorial column for us to harp on the presence of, the possession of, and the dangers of, realistic looking toy guns. Are we anti-gun? No, not even a bit! The ownership and safe use of firearms is a part of our society and will always be. Genuine sportsmen and target, skeet or competition shooters use their weapons with great respect and store them safely. But just this week, while checking on the well-being of a young man in North Durham, regular patrol officers from the North Durham Police Office searched a school bag and found ... amongst the school papers, books and paraphernalia any student would carry ... a very real looking pellet pistol. One that - according to a veteran police officer at the scene - had it been in the hands of the young man, would have resulted in officers reacting according to their training. That would have ended with a funeral and a police officer whose life would be altered forever. A family would suffer a huge loss and a police officer would have to live with the fact that he shot someone with what amounts to a toy gun in his hand! Scugog Township and Uxbridge Township have bylaws in place that ban the sale of such ‘toys.’ But still, the questions remain. First, why does a pellet pistol or a plastic toy have to look so real? Second, why does Durham Region not ban the sale of these death traps? And third, why don’t the mayors of North Durham - one a former cop himself, and the other two police services board veterans - not put forward a motion that would ban the sale of these products? So we’re asking.... Why not? Just do it. Do the background. Write the motion. Put it on the regional table ... now, next week. Before there’s a tragedy we could have helped to prevent.

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A Wolfe and a Knight! To the Editor: A combination of a Wolfe and the Knight in your employ recently quoted the current mistrust of Roger Anderson as originally “a grudge between the mayor of Ajax and Anderson”… (source, the Mayor of Uxbridge). Think a minute…. A mayor is a person earning about $33,000 a year in our township…. That is clerk-level pay. Expect not much more than you would expect from a bright clerk. But when you underpay an employee, you create a thief. They then are alert for opportunity that will give them ‘what they deserve.’ Anderson as the un-elected Big Cheese at Big Bucks, has been at it so long that he knows where all

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the ‘goodies’ are to supplement the poor pay of the Regional Council. So it is small wonder the majority vote to keep him in control and vote with him to give the green light to an insane giant incinerator (using money meant to improve our ecological footprint, not spew new ash into the air for the next 30 or more years). The $75,000 party gives a hint of what other goodies Anderson can offer. Get rid of him. And don’t begrudge paying an able local politician as if he was more than a ‘me too’ clerk. The question is, who has the guts to stand up against Big Roger? David Foster Port Perry

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To the Editor: I would like to say thank you to The Standard Newspapers for your sponsorship of the Top Press Reporter Award once again in 2011. We really appreciate your support and the outstanding 4-H coverage we receive in your paper regularly. It is so nice to be able to recognize the achievements of our members, and the many sponsors we have help us to do so. We are extremely lucky to have so many dedicated businesses that help to support our 4-H program, allowing us to encourage our members to reach their full potential and become tomorrow’s community leaders. Thank you once again. Your sponsorship is very valuable to us.

To the Editor: I wish to compliment The Standard on its excellent editorial and Tracey Coveart on her equally excellent column in the Feb. 2, 2012, edition of your newspaper. Statistically, abused women are assaulted an average of 35 times (heard in an interview with a York Region police officer) before they attempt to get help and support. Until we, as a society, take more steps to deal with this problem, the number of murdered and abused women will never be reduced, not to mention eliminated. Serious food for thought.

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... Of mice and men With baby no. 2 on the way - no, we don’t know what we’re having yet - one of my fears has come to pass. Not necessarily a worst fear, nor nuclear-devastation-zombie-infested-post-apocalyptic-wasteland kind of fear, but still something to consider. An anticipated late April birthday for Norah’s younger sibling now means that between birthdays, holidays and other milestones, we now have a major celebration in all 12 months of the calendar year. On its face, this isn’t a bad thing at all. We look forward to getting together with family and friends, something that has become less frequent with the arrival of children (for us and others) and living in a community other than our hometown for the better part of a decade. It’s when that family is just far-flung enough to not rule out regular get-togethers over geography and travel logistics, but far enough away to require savvy planning, where the challenge arises. Multiply that by 12, factor in other trips, weather, kids, etc., and it becomes a sport. A few years back, we attempted to merge some family birthdays when faced with a similar situation, plotting out four quarterly celebrations where multiple birthday boys and girls would be recognized. This lasted one year, maybe two. I’m still unsure of the reason the system broke down - it seemed sound and logical - but it did and here we are, more in need of it than ever before. That’s why I’m bringing it back. But I’m not stopping at birthdays, oh no. Why sell everyone short? Combine those with the various holidays and socially mandated events that float around the calendar, and you can squeeze a year of obligatory visits into four jam-packed weekends, conveniently spaced throughout the ol’ Gregorian. Yes, some enterprising fellow already

combined Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa as a marketing gimmick. The difference is you don’t know yet whether mine are actually funny. What could possibly go wrong?: 1) New Year’s Super Family Day Bowl (Jan. to March): Families get together after a night of champagne to consume even more beer and pizza (substitute/combine with appropriate fare if celebrating Chinese New Year). Birthday celebrants don padding and helmets to break through defensive line of relatives guarding presents in the end zone (a.k.a. sofa). Gift ideas: chips, pretzels. Resolutions: eating fewer chips and pretzels. 2) Queen Victoria’s Mother’s Day Eggstravaganza (April to June): Cottages are opened and eggs are hidden. Mom gets out of cleaning up when that last egg/chocolate bunny is finally discovered behind the TV - in late July. Gift ideas: beer, flowers, nose plugs. 3) Canada/Simcoe/Labour Day, a.k.a. The Loooooooong Weekend (July to September): A no-brainer here - do what everyone else does on the summer long weekend (i.e., next to nothing). Each weekend is still celebrated separately at its appropriate time. Come on now, would anyone really want to lose even one of these? Gift ideas: alcohol, patio furniture, pillow. 4) Thank-Halloween-it’s-Christmas-giving! (October to December): Twice the turkey and pumpkin-based baked goods. Does anything more need to be said? Yes. Costumes are not just encouraged, they’re mandatory. Gift ideas: antacids, jogging pants. Happy planning.

Schettino vs. de Falco It’s that time of year again - when fat little cherubs with mischief on their minds flutter about on wings too small to support their girth and shoot arrows at unsuspecting people. (Sounds a lot like Rob and Doug Ford...) Although I have never espied one of these naughty winged cupids hovering overhead, I know I have been struck by their darts on at least a few occasions. And generally, no good came of their archery. (They are Rob and Doug Ford!) I’m not sure cupid can be blamed for my schoolgirl infatuations - the ones that had me scribbling my given name next to the surname of the crush-of-the-month in all my notebooks - but certainly his treachery can be traced back to some of my more serious romantic miscues. Astute, acerbic and always humorous columnist Heather Mallick, recently used the Costa Concordia disaster and the two men at the centre of the drama - cavalier captain Francesco Schettino and coast guard commander Gregorio de Falco - to mete out matrimonial advice to young women (Toronto Star, Jan. 25, 2012). These two polar opposites, she says - one the villain, the other the everyday hero - represent the two kinds of men that exist in this world: “people who do the decent thing vs. people who weasel out of it while claiming that they tripped and fell into the lifeboat.” Give the Schettinos a wide berth when it comes to marriage, she warns, and “find a de Falco, like your dad ...

OFA tackles wind turbines The Ontario Federation tario Seniors Secretariat of Agriculture has issued web site, www.seniors.gov. a new position statement on.ca. Generally speaking, that takes a tough stand the Retirement Homes on large-scale industrial Act creates a regulatory wind turbines. Specifically, authority with the power the OFA said last month to licence homes conduct that the province should inspections and enforce suspend further developthe regulations. The Act ment until farm families also establishes mandatory and rural residents are ascare and safety standards sured their interests are as well as establishing resiadequately protected. Condents’ rights. Keep in mind cerns raised by the Federathat retirement homes are John O’Toole tion included: the removal private. The resident pays of municipal planning from industrial for everything and this can be expenwind turbine projects, prices paid for sive. Furthermore, there is absolutely no electricity generated by wind power, set- provincial funding. On the other hand, back distances for turbines and ‘induced long-term care homes are provincially currents’ and health issues. The OFA regulated and funded to approximately said it has worked with government $50,000 per bed per year. on regulations for wind turbines, but The Fine Print in Government’s also cautioned members on the pitfalls Tuition Rebate of wind leases and expressed concerns The McGuinty government claims about pricing. The Federation added to be giving Ontario college and unithat many of these issues have not been versity students a 30 per cent reduction addressed, causing tremendous tension in tuition, but students expecting to among rural residents and community get a break should check the fine print. neighbours. The recommendations of The rebate does not apply to full-time the OFA reaffirm what Durham Riding students out of high school more than residents facing the possibility of in- four years, to part-time students and dustrial wind farm operations have be- to graduate students, nor does it apply ing saying from the start of this debate. to students in law, medicine, dentistry, Giving approvals for these projects back nursing and teaching. As is the case with to local government, and a thorough too many of this government’s promisreview of the environmental impacts, es, some restrictions apply. In a protest would go a long way toward deciding at Queen’s Park and at least one Liberal what form of wind energy is best for MPP’s office, the students made their Ontario. Municipalities have also raised point about the gaps in the rebate proconcerns over solar energy projects on gram. Protesting students also observed agricultural land. that Ontario’s university tuition is the Comments Sought on Retirement highest in Canada. The McGuinty govHomes Act ernment has eliminated about $42 milFeb. 25 is the deadline for public lion in research grants to graduate stucomments on the latest round of On- dents and faculty. Today’s economy is tario’s proposed regulations governing knowledge-based. Our children need an retirement homes. You can find out affordable education that doesn’t leave more about the regulations at the On- them with a crushing debt at the end.

The man whose immediate instinct is to stay onboard to guard the women and the kids.” On the surface, she’s probably on to something. But duck your head under the water and things get a little murky. Especially with those pesky Ford brothers swooping about with their bows drawn back. Love is an inexact science. A dark art. A shifting world; not black and white, but grey. If I were to poll the women I know, most of them would be horrified to think that their daughters might marry a man like their father. That’s because most of the women I know married a Schettino the first time around. They are now either happily single or settled down in a new relationship with their de Falco. ‘I want my daughter to marry a man like her step-father,’ they would say. We need to have our Schettino. It’s a right of passage for women. Ideally, we have him for a night or two, get him out of our system, and move on to our de Falco. Often, however, we end up marrying the bastard. Even though our friends and family have known all along (so they tell us later), we only find out he’s a Schettino after he’s abandoned ship, leaving us adrift off the coast of Italy with a lifeboat full of frightened, hungry kids. Definitely not the right kind of man for our daughters. But neither is the Schettino in de Falco’s clothing. When women are young and inexperienced in the ways of the world - and the duplicitous ways of the opposite sex we can be easily fooled by a wily suitor’s ‘best behaviour’ or blinded by what we want to see in a potential husband. A fellow can parade around like a de Falco for months,

Just Write! TRACEY COVEART The Standard even years, carefully concealing his Schettino nature until he slips the ring on your finger. If our chosen mate is a little Schettino around the edges we tell ourselves (and anyone who will listen) that we can change him. With love and understanding and persistence, we can coax out the de Falco that we know lies dormant beneath the Schettino veneer. To confuse matters even further, sometimes it’s about what we don’t see. Your guy may have a little Schettino to work out - may even have himself (you, your friends, your parents) convinced that he is a Schettino through and through. But eventually, he will turn himself around and head back to the boat. The de Falco was there all along. He - you, they - just couldn’t see it. Mallick is right, girls. You should never marry a Schettino. But chances are pretty good that you will. Four in 10 first marriages in this country end in divorce. Even a clever cupid can’t be expected to get it right every time. The good news is, he’s always got more arrows to shoot. As long as you’re willing to expose your heart to another piercing, you just might find your de Falco. I did.


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Equine Canada honours two local residents HEATHER McCRAE The Standard

Friday, Feb. 10 Going Back to the 80’s, Zumba for a Good Cause with Laverne and Kyla, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Scugog Community Centre, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry. Tickets $20, call 705-4323245 or at door. In support of the Odd Fellows/Rebekah’s Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre. Saturday, Feb.11 and Sunday, Feb.12 St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid and CPR Level A or C course; Level A course, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., cost $127. Level C course, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., cost $144. Must attend both sessions. All courses at Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent. St. W., Lindsay. For more info or to pre-register, call 705-324-9894 or e-mail sjalindsay@bellnet.ca. Saturday, Feb.11 St. John Ambulance CPR Level A course, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., cost is $84. Also available: Emergency First Aid with CPR Level A or C course; Level A course, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., cost $90. Level C course, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., cost $93. All courses at Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent. St. W., Lindsay. For more info or to pre-register, call 705-324-9894 or e-mail sjalindsay@bellnet.ca. Sunday, Feb.12 Dan Denby will speak about the ‘Susan Mystery’ as part of the Scugog Shores Museum’s winter lecture series, 1 p.m. at Scugog Heritage Centre and Archives, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry. Cost is $5 each. Call 905-985-8698, ext. 103, or e-mail abarron@scugog.ca. Monday, Feb. 13 Cannington Historical Society General Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Seniors Room, 21 Ann St., N, Cannington. Larry Doble of Sunderland Historical Society will speak on ‘Irish Palatines in Brock Township.’ Friday, Feb. 17 Voice on Fire featuring soprano soloist Karina Bray, 7 p.m. at Port Perry United Church, 294 Queen St., Port Perry. Tickets $15 each, available from the Scugog Council for the Arts. • Durham West 4-H Valentines Fundraising Beef Dinner, Utica Hall. Sittings at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $14 Adults, $10 children 10 & under. Call Jane at 905-985-1672 to RSVP. Saturday, Feb. 18 ‘Night at the Museum’ with speaker John Mackay, 7 p.m. at Goodwood Baptist Church. Come tour the on-site mineral and fossil museum. For details contact Martin Legemaate at 905-888-0188 or mlegemaate@hotmail.com. Monday, Feb. 20 Sandford United Church is holding a Pancake Supper, Sandford Hall, 433 Sandford Rd., from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Prices are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 - 12. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Pancake Supper - St. John’s Anglican Church, Blackstock, 5 p.m to 7 p.m. All welcome, adults $7, children $3. • Pancake Supper Trinity United Church, 5 p.m- 7 p.m. Adults/Teens $6, Children (grades 1-8 ) $4, preschoolers FREE. Family rate $ 20. • Pancake Supper, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. Serving delicious pancakes and sausages with real maple syrup from 6:15 p.m. Everyone welcome. Tickets at the door or call 905-852-7016 to reserve. Adults $7, Pre-school Free, Child age 5 to 12 $4, Family Rate $16.

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The smile on Glenn Van Camp’s face just keeps getting broader. And, it’s all because of his esteemed trotter, San Pail. On Friday, Feb. 3, at Equine Canada’s Annual Awards Gala, held at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland during a stormy night in St. John’s, San Pail was named Canadian-Bred Horse of the Year (2011). It’s the first time in the history of Equine Canada that this particular award has been granted. This inaugural award is presented to the breeder of a horse who, by virtue of an outstanding national or international performance or competition record, has enhanced the reputation and visibility of Canadian-bred horses. To be eligible, a horse must be foaled in Canada and be registered with any of the breed associations that are members of Equine Canada. Standardbred Canada is one of these. You can’t get a horse much more Canadian than San Pail. The gelding is Canadian-bred, sired by San Pellegrino out of the Balanced Image mare Village Beauty, and co-owned by Glenn of Port Perry and trainer Rod Hughes of Dunsford. The majority of his racing has been on Canadian soil, between Mohawk and Woodbine racetracks, although he’s achieved considerable fame south of the border, as well, including wins in three major races in the US last year. San Pail’s career record shows 49 wins throughout North America and just under $3 million in earnings to his credit. The accolades just keep coming in for this talented trotter. Just two weeks ago, he was named Cana-

da’s Harness Horse of the Year (2011) and earned an O’Brien award for the third consecutive year for Aged Trotter. But the Equine Canada honour was different. “This was the first time the Standardbred breed had been recognized by Equine Canada during its awards night,” said Glenn. “I was thrilled when I received the invitation. Donna and I had never been to St. John’s before and because of all the warm hospitality we received, we want to go back again.” It was Standardbred Canada that nominated San Pail for CanadianBred Horse of the Year. The Van Camps have been in the horse racing business since the late ’80s. A number of great horses, including Village Beretta, have come from the Van Camp Stables. This horse represented Canada, too, in 1997 at the famed Elitlopp in Sweden. “It’s just fabulous to have a horse picked the top Canadian-bred Horse of the Year,” said Glenn. Another noted person in the Durham Region equine industry was also recognized at the awards gala in Newfoundland for her achievements. Jessica Phoenix was named 2011 Equestrian of the Year by Equine Canada. The Phoenix name is generally associated with purebred Holsteins. But Jessica has made a name for herself in the equestrian world. Last year fall, Jessica riding Pavarotti - won an individual Gold medal in the three-day eventing division at the Pan American games in Guadalajara, Mexico. As a member of the Canadian Equestrian team, she also earned a Silver medal with the squad at this same event. During a telephone interview with The Standard, Jessica said she’s travelled to many areas of

Glenn Van Camp of Port Perry proudly displays the keeper trophy presented to him at Equine Canada’s Annual Awards Gala in St. John’s, NL. His trotter, San Pail, was named the top Canadian-Bred Horse of the Year (2011). It’s the first time in Equine Canada’s history that this particular award has been bestowed. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard the world to compete with her two mounts, Pavarotti and Exponential. When pressed, however, she can’t pick between the two. “I love them both,” she said. “They are very special in their own way.” While Jessica owns Exponential, Pavarotti belongs to Don Good of New Hamburg, who has owned several top event horses over the years. At the Rolex Kentucky 4-Star event last April, Jessica placed seventh and had the honour of being the Top Canadian competing. A 4-Star event is the highest level - Olympic level of competing in the ‘star’ events of dressage, crosscountry and show-jumping. The higher the number, the more difficult the event. Across the pond, Exponential and Jessica found themselves riding in the Burghley 4-Star in England, where Jessica became the fourth Canadian to

compete in that event. Canada will send just five riders to the Olympics in England this summer. “I will know in the spring if I am one of the chosen elite to compete,” Jessica said. “Exponential has already qualified and Pavarotti will qualify, hopefully, in May.” This accomplished equestrian grew up on a hobby farm in Uxbridge and began her career in three-day eventing at 13 years of age. When not in Florida training or coaching, she and her husband, Joel, and their young son, make their home in Cannington. Jessica is the complete athlete - physically fit, focused and always ready to learn and give back to the sport. “It’s a huge honour to represent your country and be recognized,” said Jessica of her Equine Canada award.


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Canadians continue struggle with obesity ONE STOP OPTICAL Overweight and obesity contribute to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers and are a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. There are two common measures of overweight and obesity. One way is through the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is calculated by dividing weight (in kilograms) by the square of height (in metres). In other words: A BMI in the range of 25 to 29.9 kg/m2 is considered overweight. A BMI equal to or greater than 30 kg/m2 is considered obese. For some very muscular people, BMI may not be an accurate reflection of body fatness. The other way to measure obesity is by waist circumference (WC). Carrying excess weight around your abdomen is associated with increased risk of heart disease and stroke, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Waist circumference measures fat stored around the belly. If waist measures 102 cm (40 in) or more for men, or 88 cm (35 in) or more for women, then a person is at increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. The risk of developing these health problems increases with increasing waist circumference. In some ethnic groups (i.e., Asian or South Asian origins), high risk is observed at levels lower than the general cutoffs given above). Based on the BMI of 25-29.9 for overweight and 30+ for obese, rates of overweight and obesity are increasing in Canada. Statistics tell us: -Nearly one quarter (23.1 per cent) of adult Canadians, 5.5 million people age 18 or older, are obese. An additional 36.1 per cent (8.6 million) are overweight 5 -26 per cent of Canadian children and adolescents aged two to 17 are overweight or obese; eight per cent are obese. -From 1985 to 2000, 57,000 deaths in Canada were associated with overweight and obesity and the total direct costs of obesity in 1997 were estimated to be over $1.8 billion or 2.4 per cent of total health care expenses in Canada.

-Aboriginal, and Canadians of Chinese, and South Asian descent may have higher rates of overweight and obesity related chronic diseases (for example diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease). -For Canadian females, rates of overweight and obesity tend to be higher among women with middle levels of income. For Canadian males the situation is different, with higher rates of overweight and obesity found among higher income men. -Rates of overweight and obesity vary from province to province in Canada with higher rates in the Atlantic region and lowest rates in British Columbia. Rates tend to be higher in rural areas than urban areas in Canada. -Weight gain during adolescence and young adult life may be one of the most important determinants of heart disease and stroke later in life. -Healthy behaviours including regular physical activity and a healthy balanced diet (beginning with breastfeeding), that begin at a young age and continue through all stages of life are important to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and reducing risk of heart disease and stroke. -In urban centres, community and neighbourhood planning and design that does not take health-related issues into account may contribute to rates of overweight and obesity. Community designs that support healthy living include availability of sidewalks and bike paths, street patterns, the width of roads and whether there is a mix of schools, workplaces, stores and services within walking distance of houses. -The more time people spend commuting to and from work in a car, the less likely they are to be physically active and the more likely they are to be overweight and obese. Courtesy of The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

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Seagrave by Robin Drew & Jean Short

THE NEWS YOU NEED FOR SCUGOG AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Blackstock Even the birds and animals are confused with this very unusual weather! Elaine and Neil Bailey sighted a pair of robins in their backyard last week and a skunk was spotted on Hwy. 7A one day recently. Perry Grandell took the service in Rev. Linda Saffrey’s absence on Sunday morning. The title of his sermon was ‘Who Am I?’ Tickets are still available for the United Church choir’s Valentine’s Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the church. The choir hosts ‘East Side Blackstock,’ an

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Italian dinner with entertainment by the Community Youth Choir from Greenbank at 5:45 p.m., between two sittings, one at 4:30 p.m. and the other at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets from a choir member or leader Linda Kyte at 905-986-5200 as soon as possible. Please note the time of the choir performance as it is incorrect on some of the tickets. All are welcome. The annual St. John’s Anglican Supper will be at the church on Pancake Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome. You are reminded of the

free Walking Program at the Blackstock Recreation Centre on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 6 to March 28. This is an opportunity to stay warm, active and safe during the winter when sidewalks can be slippery. With the arrival of the tax bills, came the survey for residents of Ward 4. Please take the time to fill it out. Jill Davidson and children Jonah and Gwen of Bermuda are visiting Jill’s parents Richard and Ruby VanCamp, with the hopes of showing the children some snow. On

Zephyr and Sandford I don’t know about you but I am already sending for plants and buying seeds! A walk in the woods shows very little snow and lots of greenery. I hope we don’t get a rude awaking one day... Bob and Evelyn Meek entertained Kay Mikkelsen one evening and took in the movie ‘War Horse.’ I, along with several sorority sisters treated ourselves this week. On Saturday night I was a guest as Jennifer Wilson of Sandford hosted a group of children and parents at the Uxbridge Baptist Church. To raise awareness and finances for the St. Stephen’s Children’s Home in Kenya, Jennifer organized a pageant with these children and then involved children from other area churches before Christmas. She and her team of

ladies then went to this orphanage in Africa. The party was to show the local children how the African children performed the same pageant, as well as all the crafts and games they enjoyed. It was eye-opening, not only for the children but also for the adult volunteers. Church this week was at Zephyr. Mr. Rick McKinley conducted the service, after a hearty welcome by Elwood Kirton. Rick was on the search committee when we hired Rev. Diane and commented how wonderful it was to know we had found a great fit, as we all know we have. Rev. Diane was on study leave this week. Barb Harwood and I had the pleasure of performing a duet together.

Prince Albert Baptism will take place in both churches on Sunday, Feb. 19. Anyone wishing to have their child baptized is asked to call the church office at 905-985-2801 by this Sunday, Feb. 12. This year’s winter weekly study series ‘Discovering Everyday Spirituality,’ will span six weeks, beginning Feb. 15 and 16. Wednesday evening sessions begin at 7 p.m. in the lounge at Port Perry; Thursday morning sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Room at Prince Albert. Call the office or speak to Revs. Elaine or Don if you are interested in attending. The Prince Albert United Church Congregation are asking the Prince Albert Community to keep the Pereman family in their prayers. A soup luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 4, fol-

the weekend, they were joined by other members of the family - Louise and Jeff Carrell of London, Lois and Glenn McLeod of Cambourne, Lawrence and Jan VanCamp and boys and Maggie VanCamp and children. Winners at the Tuesday evening card party were Doris Manns, Jean Slemon, Audrey Mahaffy, Joyce Rowe, Elmo Gibson and Hazel Coates (low). Winners of the specials were Dianne Slute, Muriel Tenant (two) and Hazel Coates. Gerry McArthur won the prize for the most lone hands.

by Pat Asling We send out our wishes for better health to Grace Walker and Jack McFarlane and are happy to learn that Mary Clarke has finished treatment. Next Sunday, the new officers of the church will be installed. There will be no Zephyr UCW or Council meeting this month, but Sandford Council will meet Feb. 14. Monday, Feb. 20, is the Pancake Supper, serving from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for kids seven to 12. The next Uxbridge Genealogy Meeting is Thursday, Feb.16. Larry Doble will be talking about Palatines. Who were they? If you are a descendant of Shiers, St. Johns, Rynard, and others, you are one. They also brought the first Methodist chapel to Canada.

by Pat Boyd lowing the church service. A freewill offering will be received benefiting community outreach. All are welcome. Last week’s euchre winners at the community centre were Connie Cloutier, Earla Stanfield, Alma Manns, Don Geer, Mary Drewery and Shirley Leask. Staff and students at Prince Albert Public School have welcomed new principal Mrs. Jill Foster. On Feb. 16, Prince Albert Public School is having a combined Fun Fair and Chicken Olympic Games to help support the Wilbur family, who lost their home to a fire last month. Tickets for this afternoon of play and fun are 25 cents each or five for $1. There will be Ping Pong, Nintendo Wii, Teacher Dunk, Cotton Candy, Chicken Snowshoeing, Chicken Hockey, Chicken Javelin and much more.

Ross and Jean Short were pleased to have a visit with their grandson Russell Homer and his friend Katelyn. They took them to visit with Russell’s cousin Alex and his family in Oshawa. The cousins had not seen each other in 10 years! They then enjoyed dinner with Russell’s aunt, Debbie Drinkwalter. Going to university and working full time doesn’t leave much time for visiting relatives. On Friday evening, the Jolly 10 met at the home of Ken and Eleanor Sturman. A delicious dinner was enjoyed by the Galleas, Carrolls, MacMillans, Shorts and Sturmans. Betty Lou and Don Beacock have returned from a holiday in Cuba. This was part of Betty Lou’s birthday celebration. They said that once you see the poverty there, you learn to appreciate Canada. Rev. Paul Moorhouse’s e-mail address has changed to revpaul@andrewswireless.net. Rev. Paul is now working from the manse and can be contacted at 905-985-7766. He will be on vacation from Feb. 21 to 29. If you have a need at this time, call Valerie Hunter at 905-985-3586 for a contact. Len Somerville informed us that he was speaking with a friend in England on Saturday and they received one-anda-half feet of snow that day. So far we can’t complain about our fairly mild winter. Thanks to Valerie Hunter for filling in on the piano for Joan Lee, who is ill. We wish you a speedy recovery Joan. Wee Avery Puckrin rang the bell to start the service this past Sunday. Happy birthday wishes were sang to Brent Finn and Devon Hooker. Happy birthday wishes to Warren Atherton on Feb. 10 and Donna Kent on Feb. 11. Thanks to Rev. Newton Reed, who explained about a church-wide vote on adding three modern expressions of faith to the United Church’s Basis of Union, which serves as the church’s constitution. Information was handed out during a question period and a vote will take place at the Congregational meeting on Feb. 19 at Seagrave Church as to whether we wish to accept this proposal. The results will be forwarded. Coming events... -Feb. 11 - Seagrave Men’s Group Valentine Breakfast at 9 a.m. Call Rick McAskill at 905-985-8383 or Don Real at 705738-3871 by Feb. 8 if you wish to attend. -Feb. 16 - 7 p.m. ‘Opening the Doors to Spirituality’ bible study. We will be studying the story of David. -Feb. 19 - Seagrave Annual Congregtional Meeting at 8:30 a.m. Please bring a potluck item for breakfast. At the meeting following our meal, we will discuss and decide on events for the coming year. There will be no service on Sunday, Feb. 19 to accommodate the meeting. -Feb. 21 - 7:30 p.m. Official Board Meeting at Seagrave Church. -Feb. 26 - First Day of Lent service at 9:30 a.m. -March 1 - 7 p.m. ‘Opening the Doors to Spirituality’ bible study. All welcome. -March 2 - World Day of Prayer, hosted by Seagrave UCW ladies starting at 12:30 p.m., with dessert. -March 7 - 10 a.m. Seagrave session meeting. -March 10 - 8:30 a.m. Men’s breakfast group. All welcome. -March 13 - noon. ‘Out to Lunch,’ with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. Contact Donna Wanamker at 905-985-8350 or wanamaker@powergate.ca to reserve a seat at the table Don Real at 705-357-3871 if you need a ride. -March 18 - PLEASE NOTE: The Class Act Dinner Theatre excursion has been cancelled. -March 23 - An evening out is being planned to attend the play ‘A Spirit is a Spirit’ at Beaverton Theatre with George Timm’s. Contact Bette Somerville for tickets at 905-985-8066. Thanks to all who helped with the news this week. Please e-mail mrsdruske@hotmail.com or r_jshort@wcshighspeed.com or call Jean at 905-985-9921 if you have an item for this column.


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Caesarea Since the Caesarea Euchre Group has moved from Caesarea Hall to Nestleton Hall, does that make it the Nestleton Euchre Group? Scores for Thursday, Feb. 2, were as follows: high scores - 1) K. VanCamp, 2) D. Trunks, 3) L. Edgerton, 4) E. Nelson, 5) W. VanCamp, M. Trunks and S. Patterson (tied); most lone hands - B. Kirven; and low score - D. Slute. Eight full tables plus one extra player enjoyed the night at our new facility. See you all on Thursday. Everyone is welcome. Blackstock and District Lions Club Our Lions had a night out last Wednesday. We toured Algoma in Bowmanville. Eric Kemp briefed us in the board room,

Scugog Island Call to worship was called by guest minister Michelle Hofman, who sent out a warm and friendly welcome to all who attended the service. Thanks to Gloria and Marilyn and to Cathy Crozier for providing refreshments after the service at coffee hour and time for fellowship. Feb. 6 was the start of the newly formed Music Circle. Bring your guitar and come join in with us! On Feb. 8, the book study group will meet at 7 p.m. in the lower hall. This group is open to all who are interested. On this opening night, the group will choose a book for stud and will decide what day of the week the club will meet. Any questions can be directed to Brenda Stowell-Smith.

Greenbank On Feb. 11, 1973, a winter very similar to the one we are experiencing this year was reported in a letter from the Uxbridge area of that date: “No snow to shovel, easy to get around, just some fog.” This year’s ice has been a bit tricky, but sand and salt have helped. Greenbank Lions and Hall and Park Board are running a project to help put new bleachers in Ianson Park. To receive a $17,000 grant from Molson Brewery, they need 225 people to support the project by Feb. 17 with their e-mail vote (one vote per e-mail and must be 19 or older). Check your February 2012 village newsletter for e-mail directions or phone 905-985-3723 for information. The group has received 149 votes to date (Feb. 1). They need 76 more. Cast your vote today! On Thursday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., there will be an information meeting regarding needs for seniors in this community led by Councillors Wilma Wotten and Howard Danson. Your input is welcomed. The next Folk Music Night at Greenbank Hall is Feb. 18, with the David Celia Band on stage. Phone 905-985-8351 for tickets to this evening of uplifting pop music. To rent Greenbank Hall, phone 905-9853723. It’s wheelchair accessible. Greenbank Church rentals can be arranged by calling secretary Valerie Hunter at 905-985-3586. Greeters at church Sunday were Pat Raines and Muriel Tassie. Special thanks to Dot Hooker and the Evening UCW for coffee and muffins prior to service. Happy birthday wishes were sung to Sean Marshall. Reta Stickwood, director, and Linda Hunter, pianist, led the Senior Choir in their anthem, ‘Deep in Our Hearts.’ Rev. Newton Reed was called on to present ‘Remit 6’ information regarding Articles of Faith to be voted upon by the Official

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by Eleanor Colwell then took us on a tour of the plant and its operations. We enjoyed the treats as well. Best wishes to our Lions celebrating birthdays this month: Lion Doug Day (Feb. 2), Lion Carol Mairs (Feb. 26) and Lion Ken Hudson (Feb. 28). May your special day be filled with no snow shovelling! International Lions President for 20112012, Wing-Kun Tam, is challenging Lions around the world to plant one million trees this year to demonstrate the strength of our global network. Lions worldwide have taken up this challenge and, to date, have reported planting 6,657,278 trees. This is happening all over our district, too. Watch for further tree-planting news.

by Jeanne C. Le Saux Orchestra practice is at 10 a.m. on Feb. 25. Euchre - in the lower hall of the church - is on the same day. Feb. 26 is Orchestra Sunday. The Head UCW has prepared a Forfeit Calendar for the month of February. Those who do the activities will be asked to forfeit some change for the jar. If you have a prayer concern or need pastoral care, call 905-985-4094. Happy birthday to Alex Taylor (Feb. 1), Adreyan Taylor and Jeff Needham (Feb. 5), Stan Janiga and Kim Gerrow (Feb. 6), Philip Williams (Feb. 7), Rena Rogerson (Feb. 11), Lisa Edgar and John Darby (Feb. 12), and anyone I may have missed. I can be reached at 905-985-7662 or jclesaux@gmail.com.

by Mary Jean Till Board/Session of the Greenbank-Seagrave Pastoral Charge. The Official Board meets at Seagrave United Church on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Greenbank’s Annual Congregational Meeting is on Feb. 19, following the service and lunch. On Feb. 26, the United Church Women will conduct the service, which will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the UCW of Canada. The theme for this service is ‘Tapestry of Love.’ To contact Rev. Paul at home, where he is working, call 905-985-7766. Congratulations to Lila and Al Clarkson on their 40th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with a trip to the Dominican, accompanied by daughter Tracy and Jeremy Park. School News Greenbank Public School welcomed new principal Mrs. Andrea Peel at the start of the New Year. Recent Sunshine Kids were Nathan Baker (Grade 2) for kindness, Jaret Carr (Grade 5) for kindness and Clara Phoenix (Grade 1) for respect. Feb. 8 to 10, the Grade 6s are off to Ganaraska! We hope they enjoy this much anticipated trip! Friday, Feb. 10, is the last Ski/Snowboard Club date for this year. Thank you to Ms. Briere for carving the slopes with us. The kids (and adults) LOVE this program! Report card will be sent home on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Friday, Feb. 17, is a PA Day and Monday, Feb. 20, is Family Day. There is no school, so enjoy your Family Day holiday and your extra long weekend. The school is still collecting Zehrs and Independent receipts, as well as Campbell’s soup labels. Please send them into the office.


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Scugog to get snapping at SMPL The Scugog Memorial Public Library, in conjunction with local photographer Jonathan van Bilsen, is holding its eighth annual photography course, starting Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The course has been totally revamped to include: camera functions (such as sensors, megapixels, controls and memory cards); composition (what to put in front of the camera and where to place it); photographic techniques (including panorama, dynamic range and manipulation); lighting (both for people and landscapes); travel photography (what to photograph, when to take pictures, what to carry and global rules); and the digital darkroom (including software, computer requirements, storage and what to do with your photos). The course is not intended for advanced photographers. Instead, it focuses on people who have an interest in photography and wish to improve their skill level. The course will run for six consecutive weeks, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration must be done in advance. The course fee - $120, which includes all six seminars, as well as the ‘Aspects of Lighting’ book - can be paid at the library or on-line at www.Jonathanvanbilsen.com. For more information, contact the library at 905-985-7686, ext. 101 or Jonathan van Bilsen at 905-925-1343.


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MoJacks look to thaw Ice in first round of playoffs DARRYL KNIGHT The Scugog Standard The COJHL season came right down to the wire on Sunday, Feb. 5, as the Port Perry MoJacks hosted the Clarington Eagles in a matinee game to determine which side would take home third place in the standings. The MoJacks entered the game just one point behind the Eagles, and needed to win in regulation to secure a third place finish. The game wrapped up a busy week for the Port Perry squad, which dropped a 7-3 decision in Lakefield followed by a 5-2 loss in Little Britain. It was all Port Perry in the early portion of Sunday’s game as the team came out with an intensity that the Eagles seemed unable to counter. However, when the MoJacks took three consecutive penalties near the midway point of the first, the Eagles pounced on the opportunity and a power play goal from Brad Down gave Clarington an early 1-0 lead. The MoJacks maintained their determination and, with just under 10 minutes to play in the opening stanza, Cory Finney bowled over a Clarington defender while killing a penalty and beat Eagles goalie Scott Horne for a shorthanded tally to knot the game 1-1. The rough and tumble nature of the game carried over into the second period. The early stages of the frame featured loads of frenzied action at both ends of the ice, as each side looked to take control of the game. Just past the midway point of the second, hard work from Finney and Matt Murray digging the puck out from the corner paid off when Finney found Josh Boniface streaking into the slot. Boniface beat Horne through the five-hole to lift Port Perry to a 2-1 advantage. Defensive newcomer Brandon Basler added another tally for the MoJacks when his long shot from the point fooled Horne and gave the MoJacks a two-goal lead. Spectacular saves from Drew Siydock between the pipes for the MoJacks kept the Eagles off the board despite a number of great chances and, with just 30 seconds left, the MoJacks scored once more to take a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes of play. On the play, Nick Clark chipped the puck to Matt Paul, who had slipped behind the Eagles’ defence. After Paul flubbed his breakaway attempt, Logan Evans swooped in to bury the rebound for his 18th goal of the season. Looking to claw their way back into the game, Clarington applied a great deal of pressure to the MoJacks defence early on in the third period. However, the stellar defensive play of Clark, Corey Durward and Bentley McCormack kept the Eagles grounded through a frantic first five minutes of action.

REBEL YELL: The Port Perry High School Rebels hockey team closed out its home games for the 201112 season with this Feb. 3 match against the Saints of Oshawa’s Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School. The game ended 1-0 in the Saints’ favour. Watch The Standard for updates as teams enter the LOSSA playoffs. For updated LOSSA standings, check The Standard Scoreboard on page 19. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

The Eagles brought themselves back to within two goals when the puck took a weird bounce off the end boards and past Siydock with just under 15 minutes to play, but Murray added a power play goal for the MoJacks just past the midway point of the third. While sprawling through the air, he tipped in a shot by Clark to put Port Perry on top by a score of 5-2. A late goal allowed the Eagles to cut the MoJacks’ lead to 5-3, but that was as close as Clarington got. Port Perry answered the challenge and took the game as well as third place in the COJHL standings. Loose pucks... -Murray led the MoJacks in scoring this season with 57 points (31 goals and 26 assists) in 35 games. The veteran MoJacks forward and Port Perry Minor Hockey grad fell just short of his first COJHL scoring crown which went to Lakefield forward Kyle Sullivan. -Corey Durward emerged as the COJHL’s leading scorer among defencemen for the season. The 21-year-old Port Perry native netted 26 points, three ahead of Uxbridge’s Callum Lynch. -The MoJacks will now face off against the Georgina Ice in a best three-out-of-five first round series. Last year, the Ice gave the MoJacks everything they could handle in a thrilling seven-game semi-final. Game one goes this Fri-

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Don’t do EASY! It’s been said that people are much like water or electricity: they follow the path of least resistance. The weight room is a perfect example of this. The most popular and frequently done exercises are popular for a simple reason ... they’re easy. Now, if you’re going to the gym for easy, you’re going for the wrong reason. If you want your body to change (get stronger) then you have to provide it with a challenge that will force it to adapt. You probably won’t see many people doing these exercises at the gym, because it’s really hard to socialize while performing them correctly. But then, you’re not at the gym to socialize. 1. Military press (overhead press). This is probably the most under-used, yet most effective, exercise for building overall strength. I’ve seen guys who could easily bench press well over 200 pounds, struggle with 65 pounds on this exercise. Prepare to feast on humble pie. Start with feet slightly wider than shoulder width, holding a barbell at shoulder height. Press the barbell overhead to a full extension (try to touch your shoulders to your ears). Lower the bar to your shoulders and repeat for three sets of 10 to 12 reps. A fourth set will have you in tears. The key on this lift is to lock the quads, squeeze your butt and keep the abs tight to stabilize your lower back. If this collapses, you simply cannot press. 2. Ab walk-outs. No equipment required. Start in a kneeling push-up position (girl’s push-up). Slowly walk your hands out until they are in front of you with arms straight. Now slowly walk them back. Try three sets of six for starters. When you get really good, try it from a full push-up position (feet wide). 3. Kroc rows. Place your left knee and left hand on a bench. Hold a heavy dumbbell in your right hand with this arm extended down. Now row the dumbbell to your shoulder. This is NOT an isolation exercise, so use the entire back and shoulders. Lower the dumbbell slowly and pull fast (it’s like trying to start a lawnmower). Don’t be afraid to go heavy on this and try three sets of 10 to 12 for starters. Google ‘Kroc Rows’ to see a demonstration. 4. Overhead one-arm carries. Hold a single HEAVY dumbbell overhead with arm extended. Now walk for 60 seconds, then switch arms. Three times each arm. Keep the arm extended HARD and abs tight. You might look like a dork doing these exercises, so if you get some strange stares, just tell ’em you don’t do EASY. Tom Thekan is a strength and conditioning coach. Never begin any exercise program without consulting your doctor.

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Eight teams of Little Rockers from Port Perry, Annandale and Uxbridge competed in the annual (generously) sponsored Tim Hortons Little Rock Bonspiel on Saturday at Port Perry. They played two six-end games for the Tim Hortons Youth Curling Trophy, and enjoyed a putting contest, a draw to the button and a crossword competition. A generous prize table meant each curler got a medal and a prize. Port Perry’s team of Thomas Kiss, Gabrielle Callery, Ashley Basque and Jack Blaney won their first game against Team Pereira of Annandale 8-4 and met Team Bowers of Uxbridge in the final. Kiss was up by two going into the last end and went on to win 4-3 while running up 31 points, narrowly edging Team Mitchell of Whitby. The Mitchell team met Team Steele of Port Perry in their final game. It was close until the fourth end, when Team Steele missed a draw and the Whitby rink scored four. Team Mitchell went on to steal singles in the fifth and sixth to win 7-2. Curling runs in the veins of the Mitchell team. Collin Mitchell (dad of two of the cousin teams) won Silver at the ’98 Winter Olympics. The ’spiel was organized by Mary Holt, aided by Louise Haugen and  Lynda Powell.  Haden, Brooklyn and Rylee Kerry helped in the kitchen. Clive Powell was draw master. Beaton’s Gus Brown Pontiac Dominates Super League The second schedule of the Super League is underway and Gus Brown Pontiac is still the team to beat. After a weekend at Senior Regionals, Don Beaton’s team was ready to build on their 2-0 record. Rob Steele’s Last Rock Curling hoped to change that trend, but Beaton stole two to start and an exchange of singles summed up the next two ends. Last Rock blanked the fourth and used

The Kiss rink of Port Perry were the big winners at the annual Tim Horton’s Little Rock Bonspiel held at the Port Perry Curling Club on SUBMITTED PHOTO Saturday, Feb. 4. the hammer in the fifth to score three. Then a heavy Beaton draw allowed a Steele steal of one for a two-point edge. Gus Brown scored two in the seventh to tie it. In the eighth, with lots of granite in play, Steele’s final draw finished on the back eight-foot ring. Gus Brown stole the win and improved to 3 and 0. Last Rock languishes at 0 and 3. A week earlier, the league’s two top teams met when Beaston’s Gus Brown Pontiac played Brian Van Camp’s HUB International Equipment. Beaton led 2-1 after two blanked ends. HUB scored two in the fifth. Beaton picked up a point in the sixth and then stole one in the seventh to take the lead. Then, with four Gus Brown counters on the paint of the four foot, Brian Van Camp made a pressure draw with furious sweeping to score one, taking out all four opposition rocks. In the extra end, Gus Brown’s last rock scored a single point to win 5-4. An ailing Peter Warren meant Glenn Evans skipped a short-handed Port Perry Sign Shop against Allen’s Siding, with Kevin Roberts calling the shots. They exchanged deuces. Allen’s blanked the third and set up a chance to score big in the fourth but they had

to settle for a single. Sign Shop, with the hammer, scored two. Next end, Allen’s Siding answered with two. After six ends, Allen’s Siding led 5-4. A steal of two in the seventh made it 7-4 and they ran Port Perry Sign Shop out of rocks in the eighth. Tam Team Tops Uxbridge Uxspiel With two draws plus lunch and dinner, the annual mixed bonspiel attracted teams from High Park, Oakwood, Tam Heather, Leaside, East York and Whitby. Randy Grant’s Uxbridge team of Katherine Brown, Howard Harper and Lynda Macham won the first draw, while Tam Heather’s rink of Bob and Susan Rabbior - with Barry and Gail Simon - won the second. Tam’s points won them the trophy. Bill Harwood’s rink of Bob Harper, Peter Holland and Syd Markham earned the trophy when the recent Cow ’Spiel hosted rinks from Richmond Hill, Tam heather, Peterborough, Oshawa, Leaside, Annandale, Royals and Uxbridge. Harp and Wylie Club ’Spiel Saturday Port Perry curlers play in a two-draw bonspiel sponsored by the popular Water St. restaurant this Saturday.

Scugog Men’s Hockey League - Master Division TOP SCORERS S Name 1st Doug Crowe 2nd Al Bonner 3rd Brian Whyte 4th Pete Moloney 5th Henry Osterholt 6th Ken Davison 7th Jeff Brooks 8th Ken Smart SR 9th Steven Churchill 10th Jack Monsma 11th Wayne Taylor 12th Steve Foden 13th Keith Mullins 14th Rick Penstone 15th Barry Hazelden 16th Brian Fitzgerald 17th Brock Reville 18th Clark Fitzgerald 19th Rick Olaison 20th Doug Moynes Legend

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Uxbridge swimmers celebrate wins A Knight’s Twenty-four athletes represented the Uxbridge Swim Club recently at the 12 and Under Celebration Meet in London, Ontario. Uxbridge had another stellar performance with seven first, eight second and 11 third place finishes, among 16 swim clubs and 411 athletes. This two-day meet was an exciting and successful event for the USC swimmers, with many personal bests achieved. Boys 11 to 12 -William Clark (11), 50 Free 5th, 100 Free 8th, 200 Free 4th, 400 Free 4th, 100 Back 6th and 200 Back 4th -Jeremy Santaguida (12), 50 Free 10th, 100 Free 19th, 200 Free 17th, 400 Free 8th, 100 Back 15th and 200 Back 4th -Ben Tomkinson (11), 50 Free 7th, 100 Free 9th, 200 Free 7th, 50 Breast 1st, 100 Breast 3rd and 200 Breast 4th Boys 10 and Under -Duncan McDougall (9), 50 Free 6th, 100 Free 4th, 100 Back 3rd, 100 Breast 2nd, 200 Breast 1st and 200 Medley 1st -Graeme McDougall (9), 50 Free 13th, 100 Free 14th, 200 Free 5th, 50 Back 7th, 100 Back 10th and 50 Fly 7th -Finn Tuck (10), 50 Free 2nd, 100 Free 2nd, 100 Back 1st, 100 Breast 3rd, 200 Breast 3rd and 200 Medley 7th

Girls 11 to 12 -Jordyn Bandstra (11), 50 Free 32nd, 100 Free 44th, 100 Back 37th, 100 Breast 23rd and 200 Breast 17th -Emlyn Tuck (12), 50 Free 22nd, 100 Free 30th, 100 Back 33rd, 100 Breast 23rd, 200 Breast 18th and 200 Medley 31st -Taylor Larkan (11), 50 Free 7th, 100 Free 15th, 100 Back 8th, 100 Breast 8th, 200 Breast 7th and 200 Medley 17th -Jaynie Wilson (11), 50 Free 12th, 100 Free 20th, 100 Back 14th, 100 Breast 9th, 200 Breast 8th and 200 Medley 16th -Julianna Santaguida (11), 50 Free 36th, 100 Free 48th, 50 Back 15th, 100 Back 44th and 50 Breast 10th Girls 10 and Under -Meighan Alboim (8), 50 Free 11th, 100 Free 11th, 200 Free 4th, 50 Back 11th, 50 Breast 6th and 50 Fly 10th -Ella Field (10), 50 Free 33rd, 100 Free 40th, 50 Back 13th, 100 Back 30th, 100 Breast 17th and 50 Fly 11th -Hannah Cohoon (10), 50 Free 31st, 100 Free 30th, 200 Free 14th, 100 Back 29th, 100 Breast 24th and 200 Breast 14th -Kate Tuck (7), 50 Free 5th, 100 Free 6th, 200 Free 2nd, 50 Breast 3rd, 100 Breast 4th and 50 Fly 9th

-Natalie Metzing (10), 50 Free 2nd, 100 Free 1st, 200 Free 2nd, 100 Back 7th, 200 Breast 4th and 100 Fly 4th -Katarina Bateman (9), 100 Free 5th, 100 Back 7th, 200 Back 1st, 100 Breast 4th, 50 Fly 3rd and 200 Medley 6th -Mathison Jarvis (10), 50 Free 20th, 100 Free 19th, 100 Back 26th, 100 Breast 8th, 200 Breast 7th and 200 Medley 12th -Emily Winslow (10), 50 Free 9th, 100 Free 8th, 100 Back 10th, 100 Breast 2nd, 200 Breast 1st and 200 Medley 8th -Lauren Larkan (9), 50 Free 16th, 100 Free 15th, 100 Back 15th, 100 Breast 8th, 200 Breast 3rd and 200 Medley 15th -Lauren Baines (10), 50 Free 12th, 100 Free 14th, 100 Back 12th, 100 Breast 4th, 200 Breast 5th and 200 Medley 9th -Lilly Tuck (10), 50 Free 4th, 100 Free 5th, 100 Back 4th, 200 Back 2nd, 200 Breast 3rd and 200 Medley 3rd -Emma Burns (10), 50 Free 14th, 100 Free 21st, 100 Back 22nd, 200 Back 8th, 200 Breast 9th and 200 Medley 17th -Rachel Steele (10), 100 Free 18th, 100 Back 13th, 200 Back 3rd, 100 Breast 10th, 50 Fly 3 and 200 Medley 7th For more information on the USC, log on to www.uxbridgeswimclub.com or call 905-852-7512.

High School hockey season winds down COJHL Standings GP W L OTL PTS Lakefield 39 26 10 3 55 Little Britain 39 24 12 3 51 Port Perry 40 20 18 2 42 Clarington 40 19 18 3 41 Uxbridge 40 16 20 4 36 Georgina 40 14 24 2 30 Results Port Perry 3 @ Lakefield 7 Uxbridge 4 @ Clarington 8 Georgina 6 @ Uxbridge 8 Port Perry 2 @ Little Britain 5 Clarington 3 @ Port Perry 5 Lakefield 5 @ Little Britain 6 LOSSA GIRLS HOCKEY TIER 1 Standings GP W L T PTS Donald Wilson 6 6 0 0 12 All Saints 6 4 1 1 9 Pickering 5 3 1 1 7 Sinclair 6 3 2 1 7 Notre Dame 6 3 3 0 6 Paul Dwyer 7 1 5 1 3 Port Perry 6 1 5 0 2 Uxbridge 6 0 4 2 2 Results Paul Dwyer 1 @ Port Perry 0 Uxbridge @ Wilson

LOSSA BOYS HOCKEY TIER 1 Upcoming Games Wednesday, Feb. 8 2:00 p.m. Uxbridge @ Anderson - McKinney OMHA Playdowns First Round *if nescessary Novice A Uxbridge vs. Port Perry Uxbridge leads 2-0 Gm. 1: Port Perry 1 @ Uxbridge 7 Gm. 2: Uxbridge 2 @ Port Perry 1 Gm. 3: Port Perry @ Uxbridge *Gm. 4: Sunday, Feb. 12 3:45 p.m. Uxbridge @ Port Perry *Gm. 5: Monday, Feb. 13 5:45 p.m. Port Perry @ Uxbridge Second Round Minor Atom AA Uxbridge vs. Pickering Uxbridge wins 3-0 Gm. 1: Pickering 2 @ Uxbridge 5 Gm. 2: Uxbridge 6 @ Pickering 2 Gm. 3: Pickering 3 @ Uxbridge 5 Bantam A Port Perry vs. Cobourg leads 2-0 Gm. 1: Port Perry 4 @ Cobourg 7 Gm. 2: Cobourg 4 @ Port Perry 1

Gm. 3: Port Perry @ Cobourg *Gm. 4: Saturday, Feb. 11 6:30 p.m. Cobourg @ Port Perry *Gm. 5: Sunday, Feb. 12 1:30 p.m. Port Perry @ Cobourg Bantam AE Uxbridge vs. Ajax Uxbridge wins 3-0 Gm. 1: Ajax 2 @ Uxbridge 3 Gm. 2: Uxbridge 6 @ Ajax 2 Gm. 3: Ajax 3 @ Uxbridge 10 Minor Midget A Uxbridge vs. Ajax Uxbridge leads 2-1 Gm. 1: Ajax 4 @ Uxbridge 2 Gm. 2: Uxbridge 6 @ Ajax 2 Gm. 3: Ajax 3 @ Uxbridge 5 Gm. 4: Wednesday, Feb. 8 9 p.m. Uxbridge @ Ajax - ACC 4 *Gm. 5: Saturday, Feb. 11 9 p.m. Ajax @ Uxbridge Midget A Uxbridge vs. Quinte West Quinte West leads 2-1 Gm. 1: Uxbridge 0 @ Quinte West 4 Gm. 2: Quinte West 3 @ Uxbridge 5 Gm. 3: Uxbridge 2 @ Quinte West 6 Gm. 4: Quinte West @ Uxbridge *Gm. 5: Saturday, Feb. 11 8 p.m. Uxbridge @ Quinte West

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Fearless predictions This weekend, the COJHL playoffs kick off here in North Durham with the Port Perry MoJacks facing the Georgina Ice and the Clarington Eagles duelling with the Uxbridge Bruins. As has become something of a tradition here at The Standard, I will attempt to delve in behind the numbers and attempt to preview what sort of action may await local Junior ‘C’ hockey fans. The MoJacks’ season went right down to the wire, with the team beating Clarington by a 5-3 score in their final game to clinch third place in the loop. In the first round, it’s a rematch of last year’s semifinals, which saw Port Perry escape in an epic seven-game affair en route to a Cougar Cup championship. But that was last year. How do the teams stack up this year? Offence: The MoJacks boast a balanced attack, with six players netting more than 25 points in the regular season led by Matt Murray’s 57 points. The Ice are more top heavy with three players - including COJHL MVP Scott Sedore - all scoring between 48 and 55 points. From there, it’s a steep drop-off as Vaughn Pilote ranks fourth on the Ice with 22 points. Edge: MoJacks Defence: The MoJacks defence is a veteran-laden bunch, stewarded by Corey Durward, who led all COJHL blue liners with 26 points. The young Ice defence allowed 183 goals against in the regular season, ranking fifth in the COJHL. Edge: MoJacks Goal tending: After the sudden departure of Aidan Wade, Drew Siydock emerged to take control of the MoJacks’ crease. This year, Siydock will look to bank on the experience of last year’s championship run. Back-up Graeme Goodfellow is very familiar with the Georgina Ice Palace in Keswick, having grown up in Aurora. Marco Colangelo posted an 8-9-1 record in net for the Ice. Along with Jake Francis, the Ice boast two capable goaltenders, although they will be under constant attack from Port’s potent offence. Edge: MoJacks Despite winning just three of their eight meetings during the regular season, the MoJacks have the edge in all three areas of play and should emerge victorious. Prediction: MoJacks in four Across Lakeridge Rd., the Uxbridge Bruins finished a disappointing campaign with a fifth place finish. However, they were only five points behind the Eagles, who were competing in the COJHL for the first time. Penalties hampered Uxbridge throughout the year, but with Scott Van Allen and Brendan Neville both serving team-imposed suspensions for the final four games of the regular season, can the Bruins veteran-stacked squad maintain their composure long enough to ground the Eagles? Offence: The Bruins high-flying offence featured 11 players who topped 20 points in the regular season, while just seven Eagles managed the same feat. The Bruins over-age duo of Steve Posteraro and Kyle Northover should shine in the final playoffs of their Junior career. Edge: Bruins Defence: The Eagles’ commitment to sound defence was one of the main reasons they proved to be such a surprise this season. The team only allowed 163 regular season goals, the bulk of which came early in the year. The Bruins, meanwhile, allowed a league-high 205 goals against - although the recent addition of Brett Penrose, along with Nick Kucera, give the Bruins size on the back end that Clarington lacks. Edge: Eagles Goal tending: Stefan Melnychuk and Kristoff Lyons struggled with consistent play in net for the Bruins throughout the year. Adam Wood and Scott Horne split time in Clarington. Wood emerged with slightly better numbers, but both are capable of stealing a game. Edge: Eagles While the Eagles did surprise many with their inspired regular season play, the playoffs are a different game altogether ... and one the Eagles may be unprepared for. The Bruins boast the oldest lineup in the league with 12 players at least 20 years of age. That experience should pay off in a thrilling series. Prediction: Bruins in five


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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get out and about, network and meet new clients. Resolve conflicts you are having with your business partner. If you are in a committed relationship, this is an excellent time to set a date. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Enjoy a pleasant month on the job. If you take the lead at work, others will be inspired to follow your example. Romance with a co-worker is possible. Make beneficial changes that will improve your health. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Romance is in the stars. In a playful and affectionate state of mind, singles could meet a significant other. Married people should plan a romantic dinner. Enjoy fun activities with your children. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Create a comfortable home in which to retreat and spend more time relaxing there. Invite friends over for a home cooked dinner. If you are thinking about redecorating, consult a Feng Shui specialist. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Able to communicate in a clear and concise manner, you may want to volunteer for community or public service work. Attend a seminar or schedule a weekend away at a winter resort. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You could receive additional funds that you do not have to work for. An increase in salary is also possible. Purchase a new wardrobe, but do not throw caution to the winds and spend money you cannot afford.


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YOUR ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE GUIDE GREENBANK FOLK: The Greenbank Folk Music Society welcomes the David Celia Band to Greenbank Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. Celia’s Canadian band includes a mix of local players, interpreting songs by popular artists such as Neil Young and The Police, and playing his highly acclaimed original material. Tickets for the show are $25 and are available at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge and P O E Design in Port Perry.

A night of well known ARIAS and ART SONGS by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Strauss and others Featuring Soprano Soloist:

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Busy arts calendar in North Durham Tonight, the Scugog Memorial Public Library will be screening the film, ‘The Tree of Life,’ in the Rotary Community Room at 6:30 p.m. The cost is just $2. ‘Gina & Joey’s Wedding!’ returns to Jester’s Court in Port Perry for two special Valentine performances, Feb. 11 and 15. The Tartelli and Fazulli families are looking forward to making it a memorable night of interactive improve. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Call 647-899-3342 or visit info@durhamimprov. com for more information. The Winter Lecture Series continues on Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Heritage Centre and Archives (second floor of the Scugog Arena on Reach St. in Port Perry). ‘The Susan Mystery,’ by lecturer Dan Denby, explores the history of a Mississauga woman named Susan and

the intrigue that surrounds her. Tickets are $5 and include light refreshments and gallery admission. The Scugog Council for the Arts has announced its Winter/Spring programs for the Arts Resource Centre on Perry St. in Port Perry. On the third Friday of the month at 7 p.m., starting on Feb. 17, the SCA is hosting an ‘Open Songwriting Night.’ These informal sessions, led by Ron Beer of the Songwriters Music Festival, are a forum for those interest to write, learn and share new songs and music. ‘Morning Art Start’ ses-

sions will be held weekly on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m., starting Feb. 16. Coffee will be served with informative, arts-related conversations and good company. For more information, contact Carey at info@scuogarts. ca or 905-985-2121. Scugog’s own Karina Bray is taking a one-night break from her studies in the Wilfred Laurier University Honours Music Performance Program to delight the audience at Port Perry United Church with the music of the masters: Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and others. This rare solo concert by the gifted soprano will be held on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets ($15) are available at the Scugog Council for the Arts office at 181 Perry St., Port Perry; Wilson and Lee Music Store, 87 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa; or from Karina’s proud mom - who will also supply the home baking

and refreshments in the church basement following the show! - Gabrielle Bray at 905-985-2035. Cadenza Productions founder and musical director Carol Salamone and Director/Choreographer Carey Nicholson are calling for auditions for their summer 2012 musical theatre production, Stephen Sondheim’s ‘A Little Night Music.’ Auditions will be held at the Port Perry United Church, by appointment, on the weekend of Feb. 24 and 25. Please be prepared with a serio-comic monologue, one Sondheim song (not from ‘A Little Night Music’) and one other classical vocal selection. Roles are available for both male and female adults and one female late teen. For more information on specific roles and to book an audition time, visit www. cadenzaproductions.com.


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Writers can learn from the pros Writers, do you want to win that writing contest? Want to land that publishing contract? Sign up for Write to Win!, a one-day boot camp to improve your fiction or creative non-fiction contest entry. Ruth E. Walker and Dorothea Helms share their tried-and-true tips and techniques for boosting the chances of your submission. These seasoned contest-winners have not only won writing competitions, they have also judged and even administered contests. They’ll show writers how to avoid the common mistakes that can knock an entry out of the running sometimes even before it is read. Writers are asked to bring the first page of work they hope to submit to an upcoming competition. Through a combination of lecture, demonstration and exercises, they’ll tune up their entry. Then, they’ll put it to the Write to Win! test - will it make it past the first reading? This fun, one-day workshop takes place Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trent University’s Oshawa campus, 55 Thornton Rd. S., Oshawa. The fee is $110, with a discounted rate of $95 for members of recognized writing organizations such as The Writers’ Community of Durham Region. Preregistration is required. For full workshop details and on-line registration, visit www.writescape.ca, email info@writescape.ca or phone 905728-7823. Dorothea Helms is an editor, writer

and poet, the author of The Writing Fairy’s Guide to Calling Yourself a Writer and the co-owner of Write Stuff Writing Services. Among her many awards and accolades, Dorothea was the inaugural winner of the Barbara Novak Award for Excellence in Humour and/or Personal Essay Writing in 2005, presented by The Professional Writers’ Association of Canada. Ruth E. Walker’s first fiction submission won the Canadian Living short story contest in 1996. Since then, her fiction, poetry and non-fiction has been published in Canada, the UK and the US. An artist in residence in education with the Durham District School Board, Ruth runs a successful freelance writing and editing business. She was a founding editor and publisher for LICHEN Arts & Letters Preview and has led writing workshops and courses in high schools and at the community college level, as well one-day sessions and week-long retreats. She is a partner in Writescape workshops and retreats and the co-author of Inspiration Station, Writescape’s pocket-sized retreat companion. WRITESCAPE specializes in retreats and workshops to take writers away from the daily grind and immerse them in writing and creativity. Skilled facilitators help writers at all levels empower their stories and fill their ideas folder to overflowing. Writescape takes care of all the details so writers can relax, focus and write, write, write.

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