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Scugog Island fire leaves families devastated

HORRIFIC BLAZE: TJ the dog (above) is comforted by a Durham police officer, after the family pet escaped a house fire (above, left) that destroyed one home and damaged at least two more on Chandler Dr. on Scugog Island in the early evening of Aug. 29. The blaze could be seen from as far away as Caesarea and beyond (below left, courtesy Lindsay MacKay). RIK DAVIE The Standard

A Scugog family barely escaped with their lives after their home on Chandler Dr. was fully engulfed in flames Monday evening. The Doughty family was preparing for a yard sale in the garage of their Scugog Island home when a fire started in an old lawn tractor in an adjacent shed. The fire spread quickly, leaving Kelly Doughty only moments to take the actions that saved her family and its pets. “I saw the flames and just went, ‘Oh my God!’ to my husband and ran into the house, called 911 and got (her daughter) and our dogs out of the house.” Ms. Doughty and her husband took family members to a neighbour’s home as propane tanks connected to her house exploded. “We realized very quickly that (the neighour’s) house was catching on fire as well and we all got out.” One of the Doughty’s daughters, home from school for the summer, lost track of her little dog TJ, but quick action by a Scugog firefighter and police got the frightened dog just before he ran back into the now fully engulfed house.

“My daughter would have been devastated,” said Ms. Doughty. “I’m so thankful to the firemen and police. We are in shock right now. I even had to borrow a pair of shoes.” Ms. Doughty, a well known former sales manager at The Standard, while insured, is currently living with her family in a borrowed cottage. Local business owners and real estate agents - many of them former clients of Ms. Doughty - are looking for a rental property for the family and an emergency fund is now set up at The Standard offices at 94 Water St. for cash donations and household items. One neighbour, also put out of her home as a result of the blaze, was renting her home and is without fire insurance. As The Standard is made aware of this family’s needs, these will also be relayed to the public, but the woman’s young daughter had more immediate concerns as she sat huddled and frightened on a bench outside The Island Store. “What about my cat?” asked the young girl. “I hope my cat is okay. She’ll be frightened.” The fire, which began sometime around 7 p.m. on Aug. 29, could be seen from several miles away. Investigators have yet to officially state a cause for the blaze. Those wishing to donate anonymously to any of the families affected by the fire can contact Standard Managing Editor Rik Davie at 905-925-5668 at any time.

Port Perry Fair – September 3rd – 5th visit Celebrate agriculture at the Port Perry Fair! MEETINGS, PROCLAMATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

Council / Committee Schedule September 12th • Council - 6:30 p.m. • *Caesarea Community Hall Meeting - 7:00 p.m. *Meeting will be held at the Caesarea Community Hall (3554 Regional Rd. 57, Caesarea) The meetings noted above are open to the public and will be held at the Municipal Office (181 Perry St., Port Perry) unless noted differently. Proclamations for the Month of September • National Family Dinner Night – September 15th • United Way Month Council Appointments – You can make a difference in your community The Council of the Township of Scugog invites additional applications from members of the public who are qualified electors (18 years of age, Canadian Citizen) in the Township of Scugog who wish to have their names considered for appointment to the following Committees for this Council term: • Fenceviewers - 3 members • Environmental Advisory Committee Application forms and details about these Committees (Fenceviewer and Environmental Advisory Committee) are available on the Township of Scugog web site at or at the Municipal Office, 181 Perry St., Port Perry. Applications will be accepted by the undersigned. Kim Coates, A.M.C.T. Clerk E-mail:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP-CS-2011-09-02 Supply of Full Service Beverage Vending The Township of Scugog is requesting proposals for the supply of full service beverage vending at Municipal indoor facilities in the Township of Scugog. Interested Firms can pick-up RFP documents at the Municipal Office located at 181 Perry Street, Port Perry during regular business hours starting Friday, September 2, 2011 or online at Sealed bids, clearly marked as to contents, will be received by the Township Clerk until 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Friday, September 16, 2011. Proposals are to be submitted to: Corporation of the Township of Scugog 181 Perry Street, P.O. Box 780, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7 Attention: Ms. Kim Coates AMCT, Township Clerk For more information or questions regarding this RFP can be directed to email: or 905-985-8698 x102.

PUBLIC NOTICES Municipal Office Closed Monday, September 5th – Labour Day The Township of Scugog Municipal Office will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labour Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 6th at 8:30 a.m. Payments may be dropped off via the mail slot located at the front door when the office is closed. Signs – Did you know? • All changes to, and newly constructed signs located within the Downtown Area must have a permit issued by the Chief Building Official or his/her designate. If your business is located within downtown Port Perry, and you have or are planning to alter or install a sign, please contact the Township Building Department regarding the required provisions. • Portable signs within downtown Port Perry must be no larger than 0.37m2 (4 square feet), and must only be displayed in the location as determined under the provisions of the permit, and only during the actual hours of operation. All portable signs, including A-frame, T-frame, sandwich boards, and menu boards must be issued a sign permit through the By-Law Department. For further information please contact the Township of Scugog Building or By-Law Department at 905-985-7346.

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Bridge Closure – Scugog Line 8 - Important Notice Scugog Line 8 from Highway 7/12 to Old Simcoe Road will be closed (effective immediately) for bridge repair until further notice. For information please contact the Township of Scugog Public Works Department at 905-985-7346 x112 or e-mail

Port Perry Fair Saturday, September 3rd to Monday, September 5th The annual Port Perry Fair will be held Labour Day weekend at the Port Perry Fairgrounds. Activities include a midway , demolition derby, 4H Shows, Heavy Horses, Bull Riding and much more. For more information visit


11th Annual Fore Scugog Charity Golf Tournament – September 8th The 11th Annual Fore Scugog Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, September 8th at the Oakridge Golf Club raising funds for Youth Initiatives in Scugog. Join us for a great day of golf – cost to golf is $150 includes lunch, golf, cart and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please contact Lisa Fitton at 905-985-7346 ext. 116 or email:

Alarmed for Life Township of Scugog Firefighters will be visiting homes throughout the Township checking smoke alarms as part of the Alarmed for Life Program. Remember it is provincial law that operable smoke alarms are required on every level of your residence and outside all sleeping areas. If you have any questions, please contact our Fire Department at 905-985-2384. Vehicles for Auto Extrication Training Required The Township of Scugog Fire Department is looking for vehicles that can be used for auto extrication training. If anyone has a used vehicle and is interested in donating it to the Fire Department for training purposes, please contact Deputy Chief Rob Gonnermann at 905-985-2384.

RECREATION Canada Gets Active: Family Engagement Strategy In the fall of 2011, families of Grade 5 students in the community will be receiving a community family physical activity pass granting them access to public skating for approximately 12 weeks. We are collaborating with researchers from Queen’s University to collect information about the project. There are two ways to participate: please call Tanya at 905-985-8698 ext 101 to find out how to become a part of the focus group. Participants will be entered into a draw for a $100 gift certificate to a local community store. Don’t Delay Register for Fall Programs Today! • Roll Play – Saturday: 10-10:45 a.m. • Wee Wigglers – Saturday: 9-9:45 a.m. • Learn to Skate for children between 2-8 p.m. • Dodgeball – Monday: 6-7 p.m. • Babysitting Course – November 18 & February 17: 9-5p.m. *Runs during school PA Days!* • Jump2Bfit – Tuesday: 7-8 p.m. • Girls Club – Tuesday: 6-7 p.m. • Home Alone Safety - November 18: 9-12 p.m. *Runs on school PA Day!* • Badminton for Adults – Monday: 7-8 p.m. (Beginner) & 8-9 p.m. (Intermediate) • PA DAY Camps • March Break Camps • Christmas Camps • Birthday Parties For information on Fall Programs please contact Tanya at 905-985-8698 ext. 101. Splash Pad in Palmer Park Note the Splash Pad in Palmer Park will close for the season on Tuesday, September 6th.

“Hats Off!” Exhibit A new exhibit at the Scugog Shores Heritage Centre Official exhibit opening Thursday, September 8th 7:00 – 9:00 PM The exhibit will be on display at the Heritage Centre from September 8th – October 27th. The official opening of the exhibit is Thursday, September 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Heritage Centre. The opening will feature members of the Scugog Fibre Artists, a children’s make-your-own hat station, a millinery shop where you can try on hats and light refreshments. Artists’ days and children’s hat-making workshops will be offered throughout the duration of the exhibit “Carry On Diagnosis Murder”, Murder Mystery Evening – September 9th It’s the swinging 60’s! At the Scugog Shores Museum - A renowned local Obstetrician is found dead, but is it an accident or murder? Tickets are $17 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets sell out every year so get yours early to avoid disappointment. Visit Celebration of the Harvest & Chili Cook-off – September 25th Join the celebration on Queen Street - September 25th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit for details. Events include a tent sale, kids activities, corn roast, chili cook-off and more. Village Ghost Tours October 8, 15, 22, & 29 Tours will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Scugog Shores Museum Village (16210 Island Rd, Port Perry). Join SCOPE Paranormal Investigators and a locally renowned medium on a tour of the Scugog Shores Museum Village to find out what paranormal details their investigation has uncovered. Chill your soul while listening to these stories that took place long ago and find out why many spirits still linger in the Village. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students/seniors and $3 for children 5-12. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 905-985-8698x103 or email

Birdseye Pool The Birdseye Pool will be closing for the season Monday, September 5th. Visit to view the pool schedule. Programs will run until Sunday, September 4th, 2011.

EVENTS The Port Perry Farmers’ Market Discover the local difference at the Port Perry Farmers’ waterfront market every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Palmer Park Parking Lot # 3 (Water St., Port Perry). For more information visit Sunday Evening Concerts Summer 2011 Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us on Sunday evenings at the Gazebo in Palmer Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. • September 4th – Swing Tyme Melodies

Municipal Offices 181 Perry Street, PO Box 780 Port Perry, ON, L9L 1A7

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Phone: 905-985-7346 / Fax: 905-985-9914 After Hours Township Road Issues: 905-434-2173 / Email: Website:

Blackstock Fair a blast for kids of all ages! The Blackstock Fair returned to Scugog on Aug. 27 for another year of fun and all things agricultural. The fair parade (right) kicked off the festivities that morning, travelling from Cartwright Central Public School to the fairgrounds for the official opening ceremonies. There were plenty of events and lots of fun for everyone, such as the horse show (left). See you next year! RIK DAVIE AND MELISSA ARMSTRONG The Standard

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Sutton man killed in crash

Durham police conduct their investigation of a Saturday (Aug. 27) morning crash in Epsom that claimed the life of an 81-year-old Sutton man. MELISSA ARMSTRONG The Standard

Durham police consider speed to be a factor in a single-vehicle accident in Epsom Saturday (Aug. 28) morning, in which an 81-year-old Sutton man was killed and his 41-year-old passenger injured. North Division officers were called to the scene of the crash, just west of the intersection of Reach St. and Byron St., around 9 a.m. that morning. According to police, a green Ford pick-up truck, driven by an 81-year-old male from Sutton, was eastbound on Reach St. when he failed to negotiate a bend in the road and lost control. Police said the pickup then left the roadway, struck a tree on the north side of the road and rolled several times, coming to rest in a farmer’s field. The driver of the vehicle was ejected dur-

ing the rollover and died at the scene as a result of his injuries. A 41-year old-male passenger was extricated from the vehicle and transported to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto for treatment. The passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. Members of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected. The investigation into this incident continues and police would like to speak to anyone who may have information or witnessed this accident. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Constable Brett Rayne of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5256.

Rogers spent $40 million to buy Compton DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Following months of speculation, the price paid by Rogers in the company’s February purchase of Compton Communications has been revealed. According to the second quarter financial report recently released by Rogers, the media giant paid $40 million to acquire the North Durham company. The healthy purchase price reflects the efforts made by founders Ron and Nancy Compton to make the local business one of the most innovative and well-run telecommunications companies in all of Canada. Compton Communications was established in 1972, when the Comptons were given the licence for Uxbridge. Mr. Compton built the cable system from scratch. Expansion to Port Perry came in 1975, at a time when Compton boasted about 500 Uxbridge cable subscribers. Today, the company serves approximately 5,500 customers out of the 9,200 households covered by its licences, through a vast in-

Greens get their candidate There are now four candidates vying for the seat of Durham MPP in this fall’s provincial election. Green Party candidate and Uxbridge resident Edward Yaghledjian was nominated last Monday (Aug. 22) during a meeting held in Port Perry. Mr. Yaghledjian is pasionate about communicating the Green Party’s vision and promoting the party’s fivepoint plan for Ontario: -creating jobs for a 21st century economy; -harnessing safe, affordable energy to power our communities; -promoting access to quality, sustainable healthcare close to home; -feeding our communities by championing local farms; and -delivering government that works for people. Mr. Yaghledjian will now go head-to-head with incumbent Conservative MPP John O’Toole, who is seeking his fifth term in office, as well as Liberal candidate Betty Somerville and NDP contender James Terry in the Oct. 6 vote.

frastructure of cable. This includes 70 km of aerial, 70 km of underground plant and 55 km of underground trunk as well as main trunk feeds. In 1994, the Comptons made the decision to rebuild their entire system to take advantage of the newest communications technology: fibre optic cables. The change propelled Compton to the forefront as a leader in communications innovation in Canada. “We were the first company in Canada to launch Internet and Video on Demand (VOD) services,” Mr. Compton told The Standard in March, shortly after the Rogers sale was announced. “We were in a position to do that because of the plant we built.” While Compton has upgraded its services significantly since then, the company has just scratched the surface of the system’s capacity, which made it extremely attractive to prospective buyers. “Even today we’re only using about 15 per cent of the fibre we installed. There’s a lot of growth potential,” said Mr. Compton. “It’s like gold

to them (Rogers).” In March, the Comptons told The Standard they would use part of the proceeds of the sale to set up a foundation to give back to the community that gave so much to them over their almost four decades in business. “We are so appreciative

for having been involved in this great community,” said Mr. Compton. “Our customers are fantastic and we’ve enjoyed becoming a part of their lives. And we’re very proud of what we accomplished.” With files from Tracey Coveart

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To the heart After you’ve been doing this job for a while you start to get just a little jaded.... Yeah, a little! Knock it off! I began this job as a crime and police reporter and spent time as a spot news photographer and as a news videographer, which meant late nights at accident scenes, murders and what have you. All that stuff required you to develop a thick skin and a rather unhealthy detachment from the reality of what goes on around you. Maintaining a sense of sanity and being able to report such things as an observer requires you to separate yourself from the tragic scenes unfolding around you. Otherwise, you do a p&%# poor job and you don’t give your readers the detached, informative style they require and deserve from you. At least it seems so. Fortunately for me, something happens every so often to pull me off the lofty perch of ‘detached reporter’ and remind me of what is important about the news we cover for all of you and the stories of people’s lives we so blithely pour out for your digestion. Last night there was a fire on Chandler Dr. out on Scugog Island. I ran out of the house to drive ... just a bit too fast ... out to the scene and get shots for today’s paper. On the way, you find yourself saying incredibly stupid and self-serving things like, “Good. We haven’t had a good fire in a while. I hope there’s lots of flames, it makes a good picture.” When I got there, I got the shots I needed and my first dose of reality came in the form of TJ, a little black dog, who firefighters and cops grabbed from near the flames of his now-destroyed home. He sat scared and shivering in the arms of Landon Greene, a Durham cop at the scene. “A dog lived there,” I thought.... “Somebody’s dog. Whose?” When I’d had my fill and talked with another reporter for a while, I drove back and stopped, by chance, at the Island Store for something to wash the smoke out of my throat. There, I met Dorothy and her daughter. Dorothy was a familiar face. I’ve seen her at her job here in town and she told me her home was next door to the ravaged one. It, too, suffered damage, and she was on the streets with nowhere to go. Just the store. Dorothy asked me about the damage and I told her what I could. She was in shock. Shock caused by the uncertainty of whether or not she had a home and where her possessions might be, and I looked deep into the eyes of the tragedy that takes a human toll. But it was Dorothy’s young daughter, huddled in a blanket, frightened and scared as only a child can be in the face of uncertainty, who looked up and said, “Did you see my cat? Mom? Do you think my cat’s okay?” With the possibility of all being lost and an uncertain tomorrow at best, this child’s concern laid not with possessions or things, but her cat. In the morning, as I pondered all of the reality that was staring me in the face, the tragedy hit closer to home with the news that the home destroyed was the Doughty household. The home of Kelly Doughty, a lady who worked here at The Standard. A co-worker. A friend. When I spoke with Kelly in the morning - once I was assured that all the family - including TJ - was safe, I heard the uncertainty and fear in the voice of a mother who knew that tragedy and loss had just brushed her cheek and total, unbearable loss had missed her by inches. That’s the story! Not the pictures and the flames and the news of the fire. It is the story of one family’s near fatal dance with that fire, and a scared little girl, who took me to the heart of what mattered. To the real story behind the flames. “Where’s my cat?”

Solar meeting was a mystery to some

Betty Somerville DARRYL KNIGHT The Scugog Standard

Local residents are making their voices heard in regards to a proposed 10 MW, 100-acre solar farm to be located in the southeastern portion of Scugog Township. Skypower Limited, the company that wants to install the farm, hosted a public information centre (PIC) regarding the project on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 29, at the Scugog Community Centre. Thursday, September 2011, 7:00 pm to ask questions and The PIC gave1, residents a chance raise concerns regarding the project directly to represenCome meet and talk with Betty, and share tatives from Skypower. some refreshments with friends. A coalition of close to two dozen residents from the area affected - The Purple Hill/Oak Ridges Moraine Pres43 King Street East, Bowmanville Campaign Office Opening ervation Society - came out in full force to show their op905-419-8683 Thursday, September 1, 2011, 7:00 position pm to the project. Come meet and talk with Betty, and share The Standard spoke with Bill Lishman, one of the some refreshments with friends. group’s principle stakeholders, about what the society hopes to accomplish in its fight against the proposed so43 King Street East, Bowmanville Authorized by the CFO, Durham PLA lar farm project. 905-419-8683 “We are not opposed to green energy,” said Mr. www.bettysomerville.caman. “In general, we are opposed to large-scale industrial development within the rural landscape. There are lots of Authorized by the CFO, Durham PLA industrial lands available and companies don’t have to use large plots of rural land for these types of projects.” Mr. Lishman also described the ‘unknowns’ surrounding the project as “the tip of the iceberg. “If the government should change, do the rules change for green energy projects?” Mr. Lishman queried. “Should that happen, we could be left with a white elephant. There are a lot of questions, but no clear answers.” Representatives from Skypower told The Standard that “it is still early in the process,” and several studies would have to be undertaken before shovels could hit the ground. These studies include a Natural Heritage Assessment Report, Archeological Assessment, Cultural Heritage Assessment, Noise Study Report and a Water Assess-

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ment Summary Report. In addition, Skypower will be meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of the Environment among other government agencies to determine if the proposed location is suitable for the solar farm project. However, some residents believe that Skypower should set its sights on other tracts of land before even investigating the process. “We paid a premium for solitude and now it’s being invaded,” one resident, who asked not to be named, told The Standard. “There must be better sites to build on. When you look at the site and all the ridges and hills within it, there will have to be a lot of levelling of land which is something our group is trying to prevent. Above all, our aim is to protect the Oak Ridges Moraine as much as we can.” The timing and notification regarding the PIC also frustrated the resident. “Only a few local residents - those who live within 200 metres of the site - were even notified of the PIC. And that they chose to have it on a Monday afternoon - when most are typically at work - also speaks volumes to me.” Skypower’s web site identifies the company as ‘Canada’s Leading Developer of Solar Parks.’ The company has been awarded 24 Power Purchase Contracts representing approximately 257.55 MW, in addition to approximately 30MW of operational projects and a further 50MW under construction. The company is also currently in the planning stages for another 10 MW solar project in North Durham, this one on a 38.1 hectare parcel of land located at Conc. Rd. 4 and Thorah Sdrd. According to representatives from Skypower, another PIC on the 100-acre project in southeastern Scugog will be held nine months to one year from now, once the company has completed its studies in the area surrounding Shirley Rd.

Fall Flower and Veggie Show blooms Sept. 6 A sure sign that fall is ing bulbs to enjoy in next approaching is the Pine spring’s garden. If you are Ridge Garden Club’s Fall thinking about planting bulbs, Flower and Vegetable Show spring-blooming come out and listen to this on Sept. 6. This is generally a large very informative speaker to show with 27 classes of learn about the different species and flowers entered varieties that in the horticulPINE RIDGE are available. tural division GARDEN CLUB Please join and 13 classes us on Sept. 6 of vegetables. There eight at the Nestleton Commuclasses of Spenity Centre, cial Exhibits and six classes at 7:30 p.m. NEWS All are most in the design welcome. division. I reMembership in the club ally hope that the hard driving rain we have been is $10 for a single and $15 experiencing hasn’t dam- for a family for 10 monthly aged the flowers too much. meetings. Joining now will But no matter what the give you your membership weather, our members al- for 2012, with and September and October of this ways put on a great show. The speaker for the eve- year as a bonus. Memberning is Jeff Mason, who ship starts in November. For more information, will be talking about bulbs. This is a very timely subject please call S. Love at 905as we will soon be out buy- 986-5330.

NORTH DURHAM Every Monday * Euchre, 8 p.m., Tyrone Orange Hall, year round, info: 905-263-2592. * Latcham Centre, Senior’s Shuffleboard Club, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., drop in all seniors welcome. * Just For Today Al-Anon Family Group meet Port Perry United Church basement, 8 p.m., info 905-728-1020. * Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums welcomes new members and offers free lessons for both, Uxbridge Legion, 109 Franklin St., Uxbridge 8 p.m. info: Alex 905-649-1620. * 1st Port Perry Sparks, Prince Albert Hall, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 905-985-1422. * 4th Port Perry Brownies, Scugog Island Hall, (Demara and Island Rd.), 6 p.m. - 7:230 p.m., 905-985-4240. * 3rd Port Perry Guides, Port Perry United Church, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 905-9856174. * Pineridge Chorus of Sweet Adelines rehearsal, 7:15 p.m., Uxbridge Music Hall, 905-852-6327 Every Tuesday * Kids Day, Scugog Shores Museum Village; children can tour the village, play some pioneer games and create a special craft they can take home. * Cruisn’ Classics Car Club ‘Cruise In,’ May 17 - Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 1680 Reach St., Port Perry, Aug. 30 Food Drive Wrap-up Cruise, rain date, Sept. 6, contact 905-435-5408. * Victory Christian Centre (Revolution) youth group, ages 12 and up,7:30 p.m., info: 905-985-1346. * Teen Zumba, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Uxpool, ages - 13 - 18, 905-852-7831, camps@town. * Mish Mash Dance Class, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., ages 9 - 12, 905-852-7831 camps@town. * Bridge and, regular and bid, 1 p.m., Latcham Centre, Port Perry Seniors. * Sunderland Legion, Bingo, 7 p.m. * TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Port Perry United Church, 6-8 p.m., info 905985-9454. * Euchre, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Blackstock, year round, sponsored by the Cartwright Seniors. * Men’s Promise Keepers, 7 a.m., Emmanuel Community Church, Reach St., Port Perry (across from arena). * The Port Perry Artists’ Association meets upstairs at Vos’ 7 p.m. * Durham Hospice Bereavement Support Group, 7-9 p.m., 14 Brock St. E., Uxbridge, free, all welcome, call Athanas 905-852-4461 to register. * Port Perry Senior’s Gentle Exercise, 10:30 a.m., Latcham Centre, 905-985-4086. * Brock Township Public Library, Beaverton Branch, Fall Storytime, 10:30 a.m., three to six-year-olds. Every Wednesday * #41 Port Perry Army Cadets training night, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Port Perry High School, info: * Port Perry Senior’s Chorus, 12:30 p.m., Latcham Centre, Gord Emmerson 905-9828745.

* Friends Handicapable Ministry for men and women with disabilities, Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave, Uxbridge, info: Dr. Bill Fritz 905-852-6213 * North Durham Concert Band meets 7 p.m., R.H.Cornish School, new members welcome. * West Shore Village progressive and refreshments, 905-985-8660. * Port Perry Senior’s Watercolours, 11:30 a.m., Latcham Centre, (must purchase own supplies), 905-473-5405. * Port Perry Senior’s Crafts and Woodcarving, 9 a.m., Latcham Centre, Gord Emmerson 905-982-8745. * Brownies, Nestleton Community Centre 6:15 - 7:30 p.m., call Debra 905-986-1803. * AA Meeting, 8 p.m. Port Perry Goodtide Group, (speaker meeting, family, friends welcome) Port Perry United Church (basement) 294 Queen St., 905-728-1020. * Scugog Duplicate Bridge Club games 1 p.m. afternoon, Prince Albert Community Centre, info: Leslie 905-982-1084. * Brock Township Public Library, Cannington Branch, Fall Storytime 11 a.m., three to six-year-olds. * Brock Township Public Library, Sunderland Branch, Fall Storytime 2:15 p.m., three to six-year-olds. * Scugog Shuffleboard Club, Blackstock arena, 9:45 a.m. to noon and 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., info: 905-986-5530. Every Thursday * Sparks level of Girl Guides, Blackstock United Church, 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. info: 905-986-1803. * Guides level of Girl Guides, Blackstock United Church, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., info: 905986-1803. * Pathfinders level of Girl Guides, Blackstock United Church, 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. info: 905986-1803. * Weekly euchre, Prince Albert Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. * Weekly euchre, Caesarea Hall, 7:30 p.m. * Sunderland Legion, Darts, 7:30 p.m. * Pickleball, 9 a.m. - noon, Scugog Community Centre, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry. * ‘Write Nite’, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Scugog Memorial Library, Port Perry, bring pen, paper info: 905-985-8359. Every Friday * AA Meeting, 8 p.m., Caesarea Community Hall, Reg. Rd. 57, (beside firehall), 905-7281020. * Sunderland Farmer’s Market (arena parking lot), 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. until end of October. * Brock Township Public Library, Beaverton Branch, Tales for Twos 10:30 a.m. two-yearolds. Every Saturday Brock Township Public Library, Beaverton Cannington and Sunderland Branches, Drop-in Craft, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. all ages. Every Sunday * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Port Perry Goodtide 12 step discussion group (alcoholics only) Port Perry United Church (upstairs), 294 Queen St., 905-728-1020.

* July and Aug., ‘Praise in the Park,’ hosted by the Churches of Uxbridge, 6:30 p.m., Centennial Park behind municipal office, bring lawn chair. * Sunday Cruisin’ For Charity, noon - 5 p.m. Fast Eddie’s Diner, 4029 Brock Rd, Uxbridge. * Aquafit for Teens, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., ages 13 - 17, 905-852-7831 camps@town.uxbridge. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sun., June 26 - Sun., Sept. 4 Sunday Evening Concerts at the Gazebo in Palmer Park, Port Perry, 6:30 p.m. - dusk, 905-985-7346. Friday, Sept. 2 Fridays at the Foster, Main St., N, Uxbridge, Schmoda Family Ensemble - instrumental, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 3 - Mon., Sept. 5 Annual Port Perry Fair, Port Perry fairgrounds, 905-985-0962, www.portperryfair. com Sunday Sept. 4 19 Annual Music Fest, Reachview Village, Uxbridge 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., we are always looking for new talent, info: Jo 905-8526487. Monday, Sept. 5 Parkinsons Society Durham Region Chapter meeting, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 201 Centre St. S., Whitby, 1-866-264-3345. Tuesday, Sept. 6 Pine Ridge Garden Club Meeting, Nestleton Community Centre, 7:30 p.m., Speaker for the evening is Jeff Mason who will be talking on bulbs, all are most welcome, info: S. Love 905-986-5330. • One Voice Uxbridge Singers welcomes new members to join the first meeting of their 14th season, Shobrook, 7:15pm, info: One Voice music director, Charles White 905985-7259, Thurs., Sept. 8 until Thurs., Oct. 27 ‘Hats Off,’ new exhibit at Scugog Shores Heritage Centre, Tuesday until Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., adults $4, students/seniors $3, childre 5-12 $2, under 4 free, Thursday, Sept. 8 ‘Hats Off,’ Official opening, Scugog Shores Heritage Centre, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., adults $4, students/seniors $3, children 5-12 $2, under 4 free, Friday, Sept. 9 Murder Mystery Evening, Scugog Shores Museum Village, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., • Fridays at the Foster, Main St., N, Uxbridge, Macullin - Guitar and Vocals, 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. September 9, 10, 11 147th Annual Uxbridge Fall Fair. Saturday Sept. 10 35th Annual Columbus Community United Church Yard Sale, 3285 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., spaces are still available for purchased at $20 per space (approx 8’ x 10’) call Church Office: 905655-8852. Sunday, Sept. 11 Parkinson’s Walk, reg. starts at noon, walk 1 metre to 5 km, info: www.parkinsonsuperwalk. com 1-866-264-3345.

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Fair Country

This is the second weekend of ‘fair month’ in North Durham. Last weekend marked the Blackstock Fair, with its demolition derby, livestock and great parade. This weekend it will be the Port Perry Fair and, for any of you who are new to the area or haven’t been to the fairs, now is the time. For new residents fresh from the asphalt jungles to the south, fair season is kind of an ‘old home week’ and ‘welcome party’ all rolled into one. The kids’ events give children and their parents a great chance to meet their neighbours and make new friends at an old-style country get-together that has something for everyone. From rodeo to horse shows to the carnival and all its rides and games, the fairs of Port Perry and Uxbridge - along with their little brother in Sunderland - show off North Durham to its finest. The Uxbridge Fair takes place at the beautiful, tree-filled Elgin Park and adds a great slant on the country/urban living that Scugog and Uxbridge have in abundance. You’ll meet the mayors and your councillors among the visitors at the fairs and you’ll see the familiar faces of businesses owners and shopkeepers, as well as that neighbour you’ve been meaning to say ‘hello’ to all summer long. We live in one of the few areas of Canada where you can literally go to a country fair every weekend from August until the kids are back in school and beyond, and if you’re not taking advantage of the Port Perry, Uxbridge and Sunderland fairs - or Blackstock, the biggest little one day fair around - well, you’re just plain missing out on one of the great things about living in North Durham ... which ought to be called, ‘Fair Country.’


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A message from the Legion about our new vets To the Editor: The Canadian Forces (CF) has released a message that appears to amend the Legacy of Care Program formally announced cojointly by Ministers Blackburn and MacKay in September 2010. The original program introduced five initiatives: Barrier-Free Transitional Accommodations, Support Services while in Transitional Accommodations, the CF Attendant Care Benefit, the CF Spousal Education Upgrade Program, and Enhanced Case Management Support for Seriously Ill and Injured CF members. When the program was introduced, the news release indicated that all injured sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen

- and their families - would be eligible. Unfortunately, this apparent wide eligibility has now been restricted in some instances to Afghanistan only CF members and their families. Specifically, the Attendant Care Benefit, the Caregiver Benefit and the Spousal Education Upgrade Benefit will now be restricted to only those who have served in Afghanistan. “We are appalled that such blatant discrimination is taking place,” said Patricia Varga, the Legion’s Dominion President. “It categorizes seriously ill and injured CF members by theatre of operations,” she said. “That is blatantly unfair. There are other CF members proudly serving their

country in other far away locations. “If they are unfortunate enough to be seriously ill and injured are we to assume that the sacrifice that they made in their service to Canada is not as worthy as those that served in Afghanistan?” she added. The Royal Canadian Legion is strongly recommending that the government, particularly the CF and Treasury Board reverse this retrograde step in the ongoing care of seriously ill and injured CF members. “The Legion will continue to serve all CF members, irrespective of their theatre of operations. To do anything else is pure discrimination and grossly unfair and inequitable,” said Ms. Varga. The Royal Canadian Legion

Toonies at the till every day for local food bank To the Editor: My husband Bob and I feel the best solution for the food bank crisis is: all three grocery stores ask customers to donate a toonie every day of the year. Some days they will, some days they won’t. Shoppers Drug Mart could also get involved if they wanted. I hate grocery shopping. I stall for at least a half hour before I leave the house. One day, I was going to buy two jars of peanut butter for the food bank. Groceries loaded in the cart, arrived at the

food bank box - forgot the peanut butter. So I’ll get it next time. My God! The staple of the 60s and 70s - now half the kids are allergic to it! But the food bank wants two jars and that was what I intended to and will - buy. And by the way, Port Perry Kinsmen, Kinettes, Oldtimer Hockey PlayNewspapers reach educated, high-income earners better than other ers ... yes, that was Bob Newspapers reach educated, high-income earners better than other media, which makes advertising media, which makes advertising in the newspaper an awfully smart Bradbury you saw gro- in the newspaper an awfully smart choice. choice. cery shopping. NEWSPAPERS. THE MOST TRUSTED MEDIUM. And yes, he did donate NEWSPAPERS, THE MOST TRUSTED MEDIUM. a toonie!


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A Thousand Monkeys BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

staying in touch... By John O’Toole, MPP

Poetic licence Because I had so much fun doing this last year ... and there’s a new group around the bench ... and I’m not feeling particularly daring this week.... ‘Twas the night before council, And I thought to myself, ‘I know that I’ve read that before somewhere else.’ The answer, eventually, then did appear: ‘Of course,’ I remembered. ‘I wrote this last year!’ Since it went over well and garnered some grins, I decided the idea would work well again. With a new crop of faces in this council term, There’s no better time for this idea’s return: So once again, as I lay peacefully sleeping, The notion of council’s return did come creeping. Although I prepared myself, more than last year, I refused to believe that September drew near. A late August meeting of council? Oh please! It just makes the Labour Day weekend a tease. Neither Port Perry Fair nor a box full of wine, Can bring any comfort to this soul of mine. Another summer is gone, ne’er to come back, A truth that I ponder over a small midnight snack. So recklessly spent, this summer just gone, And leaves of all colours now cover the lawns. But the upside to fall is the crisp, cool

weather, A climate for wearing of denim and leather. Then something clicked and a plan I conceived, To live in a world of red and orange leaves. If time could be stopped, on a fall weekend day, I’d be pretty happy, I simply must say. The lack of humidity and meals cooked in ovens, Are concepts I must say I really am lovin.’ But there’s no way to do this in reality, An eternal autumn is naught but a dream. Remembering last year’s adventure in time, Apparently Stephen Hawking is no friend of mine. Upon the morning of council’s return, I dreamt of that autumn day for which I yearn. But if silver linings exist in this cloud, It’s the potential for news that a council allows. Bylaws, committees and reports - oh boy! Are things that our readers apparently enjoy. After two long months of digging for news, With Council’s return, there’s no way I can lose. For it is my fate to appear there each week, And remain upright, despite beckonings of sleep. So back to the press table’s all I can say, While I dream of the Christmas break four months away! I then discovered that Punta Cana is, in fact, considered a malaria risk and as such, I would be unable to donate for a year. Many readers of this column may travel south during the winter and in an effort to save time at the clinic, you should know that trips to Punta Cana can affect your ability to donate. *** The National Basketball League of Canada recently held its draft ahead of the inaugural season, set to begin later this fall. The newly named Oshawa Power held the first pick in the draft and selected six-foot-four guard Morgan Lewis of Painseville, Ohio, who most recently played professionally in Germany. Prior to the draft, the team named former NBA journeyman Mark Strickland as head coach. Strickland played eight seasons in the NBA and will surely bring a wealth of knowledge to the young players who will make up the Power’s initial roster. While some may question how successful such a league may be, the league’s brass is certainly going about the make-

Midsummer Knights A Knight’s Tale returns this week after a short summer sabbatical. And, no surprise to regular readers of this column, it’s been a busy time for news in the community ... and I’ve got opinions on much of it. First, a travel advisory of sorts. On Friday, Aug. 24, I ventured to the Uxbridge Senior’s Centre hoping o take part in the blood donor clinic being held there. After arriving and filling out the necessary forms and having my finger pricked, I awaited the one-on-one question period potential blood donors must go through prior to actually donating. When I was called, a representative looked over my answers and questioned whether I had been outside of Canada or the US in the past year. I replied that in January I had taken a trip to the Dominican Republic. After hearing this, the good lady checked her massive binder containing maps of every country, indicating which ones are flagged as potentially being hazardous for donors.

Jack Layton will be missed Canadians were sadin policy that gives every dened to learn of the passmunicipality access to gas ing of federal Opposition tax revenue and allow muLeader Jack Layton last nicipalities to spend it on week. While not everyone their priorities. This might agreed with his political include roads, bridges, perspective, Canadians buses and subways. are unanimous in their Tim Hudak also told affection for Jack Layton. representatives of the AsHe was a dedicated public sociation of Municipaliservant who wasn’t afraid ties of Ontario (AMO) to speak from the heart. that he will respect the loJohn O’Toole His letter to Canadians cal decision-making powon choosing love, hope ers of municipalities. This and optimism is an inspiration to means, for example, that Queen’s Park all of us in these challenging times. will not be able to force industrial wind The community of men and women farm developments on unwilling host elected to serve in federal and pro- communities. More than 70 municivincial legislatures is relatively small. palities have passed resolutions supTherefore, we are all saddened by the porting local control of industrial wind loss of one of our colleagues. Our farms. It seems only reasonable that, if hearts go out to Jack Layton’s fam- municipalities are expected to control ily, his staff, caucus, and to all those the locations of hotdog stands and whose lives he has touched through variety stores, they should also have his career as a university professor, the powers to approve industrial wind civic activist, municipal councillor, turbines that have the potential for an member of parliament, party leader even bigger impact on communities. and - since the latest federal election The Ontario Opposition Leader - Leader of the Official Opposition. has also called for restoring northOpposition Leader ern communities’ control over their Supports Municipalities own economic destiny by repealing In a speech to approximately 1,600 Bill 191, the Far North Act. This delegates from municipalities across Act went through the Ontario LegOntario last week, Opposition Leader islature in 2010 without sufficient Tim Hudak outlined his plans for giv- consultation or accountability to ing every municipality a share of the the northern families and busiprovincial gas tax revenue. No munici- nesses whose lives and livelihoods it pality would get less than they receive changed forever. All levels of governtoday. Currently, just 89 of Ontario’s ment serve the same citizens. They 444 municipalities are eligible to re- can serve citizens best by working toceive a portion of the provincial gas gether and always including citizens tax. Tim Hudak supports a change on the consultation process.

A Knight’s Tale Darryl Knight The Standard

up of the league in the right way. By targeting mid-size cities such as Oshawa, London and Moncton, the teams will hopefully not get lost in the shuffle in regards to local sports. This, combined with the relatively low costs associated with the teams, makes executives optimistic that the league will be successful right from the opening tip. The Standard is extremely grateful to the league for providing such great access and will be with the NBL every step of the way as it embarks on this exciting journey. *** Lastly, the CNE wraps up this week and hopefully local residents will be able to make the trek down to the lakeshore in Toronto to take in all of the sights and sounds of the event. As always, there is something for everyone at the CNE and some events have stuck out in my mind as attractions that shouldn’t be missed.

For starters, there’s food. I’m not just talking about deep fried cola or deepfried peanut butter and jelly snadwiches, although they do sound delicious. Rather, the Food Network Celebrity Stage will welcome the ‘Ace of Cakes’ himself, Duff Goldman, on Friday, which is sure to be a well-attended affair. Also, the Township of Uxbridge is once again well represented at the CNE with their booth attracting thousands of visitors daily. Hopefully this will translate into more tourism dollars for North Durham. Be sure to check next week’s edition of The Standard for a full recap of all the sights, sounds and tastes experienced at the CNE, as Kate and I embark on yet another day of fun. This year I will try my best to stay out of the Mardi Gras parade.


by Mary Jean Till



I hope you are all continuing to enjoy this beautiful summer! Len and Betty Somerville travelled to Sudbury last weekend to help celebrate the 90th birthday of Betty’s Uncle Art. Arthur Graham grew up at Wick and is the brother of Dorothy Munro of Epsom and Jean Fee of Blackstock. We wish him many more years of health. The fall session of yoga at Seagrave United Church is as follows: Tuesday evenings 5:30 p.m. to 7 pm., Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Please register with Kellie at prior to the first class if possible. Provincial Liberal candidate for Durham Region Betty Somerville and her campaign team would like to invite their Seagrave and surrounding area friends and supporters to a Campaign Office

by Robin Drew & Jean Short Open House tonight, Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., at 45 King St. E., Bowmanville. If you cannot attend, there will also be an Open House at Betty’s campaign office at 107 Brock St. W., Uxbridge. (Date to be announced very soon.) Barb and Rick Martyn/McAskill attended a family reunion in Bridgenorth. Barb’s son Glenn and daughter-in-law from Calgary came east for the reunion. Get well wishes from your church family go out to Verna Gagnon, who is in Marham/Stouffville Hospital. Bert and Glenda Hutcheon and Keith, Dianne and Brandon Puckrin attended the wedding of Leslie Brooks and Jon Rogalowski in Lindsay on Saturday. Carol Coleman and her grandson Jonathan visited with Ken and Elea-

Prince Albert This past Sunday, the Port Perry Church was filled with the joint congregations of Prince Albert United Church and Port Perry United Church. We joined together to bid farewell to our two ministers. Rev. Tim Dayfoot and his wife Leila have been with us for the past year. Rev. Tim was our full-time interim minister. Rev. Rohan Wijesinghe and his wife Indira have been here for the past three years. During this time, Rev. Rohan has been a full-time minister and part-time minister specializing in Pastoral Care and introducing us to the joys of the Century Club. Prior to refreshments being served in the auditorium, there were speeches and presentations to both ministers. Beginning Sept. 1, the Prince Albert/Port Perry Pastoral charge will have two new ministers, a husband and wife team, Rev. Don Willmer and Rev. Elaine Hall. We are all looking forward to meeting this new team at our regular Sunday services. Please note that regular services resume at Prince Albert this Sunday, Sept. 4, at 11:30 a.m. The Pastoral Charge is hosting a Welcoming Barbecue at Prince Albert United Church on Sunday, Sept. 11, after the regular service. The time will be about 12:30 p.m.

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nor Sturman on Sunday. Church News Greeters this Sunday were Teri and Howard Payne. Len Somerville, accompanied by Joan Lee, rendered a beautiful solo! -Sept. 7 - Seagrave UCW will have its meeting at Donna Sweetman’s home at 1:30 p.m. All Women are welcome. -Sept. 10 - Seagrave Men’s Breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. -Sept. 11 - Coffee Hour is at 8:30 a.m. prior to church service. -Sept. 13 - Out to Lunch at noon. Menu is salads, fruit crisps and, of course, homemade bread. If anyone is interested in helping with the cooking, please call Jean at 905-985-9921. Please call her to reserve a seat. If you wish a ride to the luncheon, please call Don at 705-357-3871.

by Pat Boyd Please bring your lawn chairs, salads or desserts. Sept. 7 is the deadline for your RSVPs to Donna Donnelly at 905985 3309 or Beth Pereman at 905-985 3626. Numbers are needed in advance for the purchasing of hamburgers, hot dogs and buns. On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the committees will meet at 7 p.m., with the full panel meeting at 8 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the UCW will meet in the Fellowship Room. Thursday evening euchre will begin in the Prince Albert Community Centre on Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to come to play cards. Fall yoga sessions with Penny will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and run until Oct. 25 (mornings and evenings) and Thursday, Sept. 8 to Oct. 27 (mornings) at the Prince Albert Community Center. To register or learn more, contact Penny at 905-985-9519 or 905-409-8329 (cell). Yoga with Heather Munn is Friday mornings, beginning Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Contact Heather at 905-649-8596 or register at www.YogaWith

by Shari Kerry

Great weather last Saturday made for great plowing at Ashtons for the Durham Region Plowing match. Community wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Jim Ashton, who recently broke his leg. Don’t forget to head to the Port Perry Fair this weekend. With the Port Perry 4-H Dairy Club having its Achievement Day, the Beef Cattle Show and Canadian country singer Dean Brody on stage Sunday night, it will be a great way to end the summer holidays and get ready to head back to school. I’m sure the kids can’t wait! Church continues this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Utica Church.

It’s clear that summer holidays are nearing an end with all the school news that is arriving in my mailbox! Students head back to class on Sept. 6, with early dismissal at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 21 is Curriculum Night. Come out and meet the teachers and check out your child’s classroom. Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m., the SCC (School Community Council) will meet in the school library. Everyone is welcome to attend. From school news correspondent Kim Paulin: Hope you had a safe, fun-filled summer. See you back in the halls of GPS on Sept 6!’ The tennis courts at Ianson Park were busy this past week with 16 kids in Grades 1 to 7 learning some tennis skills with ‘Mr. C’., Colin Hooper. Congratulations to Lisa and Kevin Pike on the arrival of their baby daughter Evelyn on Saturday, Aug. 27. Also, congrats on their first wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 28. A Jack and Jill for Leanne Layzell and Dave Carnaghan will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, starting at 8 p.m. at the Scugog Community Centre. Tickets are available at the door. A reunion of the Jackman and Williams families was held at Ianson Park and Greenbank Hall on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 27. Relatives from Seattle, Washington, Calgary, Alberta and London, England, joined local families numbering approximately 115 cousins at this gathering. Helen Hadden’s cousin Mary Jackman of Stoney Creek spent the weekend with Helen and attended the reunion and celebration of special birthdays and anniversaries. Valerie and Tom Hunter were greeters at church on Sunday. Rev. Moorhouse welcomed back guest pianist Mary Pearson and guitarist Kirby Sproule. Mary sang ‘Life is like a Mountain Railway.’ Kirby’s solo ‘Grandpa’s Piano’ and offeratory anthem ‘Footsteps’ were enjoyed by all. John Olivero shared a message regarding Goderich Tornado Relief donations to help rebuild lost and damaged homes, as well as Victoria Street United Church, which lost its roof and has a hole in its side that a truck could drive through. To help out, send your cheque, money order or Visa or Mastercard information and donation amount to The United Church of Canada, Philanthropy Unit, Goderich Tornado Relief, 3250 Bloor St. W., Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M3X 2Y4. To donate through your local congregation, please make cheque payable to Goderich Tornado Relief and your treasurer will forward the funds. On-line donations can be made at Donate?lD=1955&AID=1560. Pauline Reed’s Minute for Mission challenged people to ‘Make Themselves Heard’ with donations to M and S (Mission and Service), thus spreading love and hope for the future. ‘Together We Can Make a Difference.’ Church service on Sept. 4 is at 11 a.m. Sept. 6 is St. Vincent’s Soup Kitchen. Contact Shirley Lee at 905-985-8926 if you plan to attend. On Sept. 7, the Fidelis UCW will meet at 1:30 p.m. at church. Church service and Sunday School are at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11.

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What a beautiful day for the annual Blackstock Fair on Saturday! There was a variety of activities that appealed to all comers. The parade was long and colourful, with many Bee costumes in keeping with the theme - Buzzin’ Bees. In the Homecraft displays, the Champion Chocolate Cake was baked by Lisa Hoskin and auctioned off to Hub International. The Champion Cherry Cake, baked by Beth McEllestrum, was bought by the Green Tractor Co. The Barb Byers Memorial Chiffon Cake, baked by Janine Kovack, was bought by Betty Sommerville. Lois Moffatt won the trophy for most points in the Homecraft. Herta Wariner won the prize donated by Never Enough Wool for most points in knitting. Janice Beechey won the Royal Bank prize for the most points in Baking. Helen Coates won the Champion ribbon for both hand and machine quilts. She also won the prize donated by Carl Gilbank for most points in the Busy Bee section. There was an excellent cattle show, as well as various 4-H shows. A great crowd attended the Demolition Derby. The winner in the Soccer Mom Van class was Janet Martin with the money going to Relay for Life. Steve Waters won the Figure 8, while Tyler Radsha won the Superstock Class. Dan Peterson won the Mini Smash and Mike Radcliff won the Pro Mod Class. All in all, it was another very successful Blackstock Fair. If you have any suggestions for improvements for next year, please let one of the directors know soon so your ideas can be considered. Craig Paisley of Halifax spent some time holidaying with his dad, Gord Paisley, and other relatives and friends in the area. Best wishes to Jeremy Morrison (son of Doug and Evelyn Morrison) and Ashley Bryars of Port Perry, who were mar-


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by Joyce Kelly ried Saturday afternoon at the United Church in a lovely wedding ceremony. The reception and dance were held at Trillium Trails in Raglan. Family photos were taken in the Morrison’s back yard in north Blackstock. Nancy and Bob Bryans’ farm was the location of the annual picnic of the Scugog Shuffleboard Club of Blackstock. Although it was a rainy day, about 25 members and their spouses enjoyed the music and visiting, along with a delicious potluck lunch. Marion Diesfeldt, formerly of Netherlands but working in Brussels for the Dutch Foreign Service, visited with Dave and Marlene Elliot and family last week at their home and cottage. She also visited with Jamie and Denise (Malcolm) Kent from Orono. Both couples had met Marion while on vacation in Barbados. Don’t forget the Beef Supper at the Blackstock United Church on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the rec centre from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu features beef and vegetables from local farms. Adults are $15 kids ages six to 12 are $5 and children under six are free. Tickets are available at the door. The annual Fish Fry will be held at the Blackstock rec centre on Sept. 25, with settings at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Advance tickets only can be purchased from Hazel at 905-986-5841 or Joan at 905-985-7856. Nancy and Bob Bryans, Patti Alope and Steve and Lorinda Bryans attended the lovely Lindsay wedding of Bob’s nephew Rick Bryans to Debbie Martin-Locke, with the reception at Cambray Hall. There were 10 tables at the euchre party, with the following winners: Ellen Gibson, Harvey Graham, Sarah Brunton, Audrey Mahaffy, Jean VanCamp and Wilma VanCamp (low). Draw winners were Joyce Rowe, Joan Middleton, Jerry McArthur and Wilma VanCamp.

by Eleanor Colwell

What a great day we had at the Annual Blackstock Fair this past Saturday! The weather was cooperative for starters, and there was so much to do. Where else would you go for a frog-jumping contest, a spelling bee and a soccer moms’ demolition derby? Thank you to President Joan Swain and her committee for making the fair so special. Our Lions enjoyed the day at our food booth, serving up Carter Burgers and visiting with so many friends and acquaintances. Thanks for stopping by! The barbecues will be fired up on at least two more occasions this season: at the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 18 and at our Lions Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, Oct. 2. More details will follow. Euchre Caesarea Euchre will get underway for a new season on Thursday, Sept. 8. Come and join us at the Caesarea Hall next door to the fire station at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

BLACKSTOCK & NESTLETON UNITED CHURCH Rev. Linda Saffrey 905-986-4235 SUNDAY, September 4 Blackstock United Church, 3483 Church St. - 9:45 a.m. Nestleton United Church, 3991 Proutt Rd. - 11:15 a.m. Welcome to all


19100 Island Road, Port Perry Douglas Baird 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, September 4 10 a.m. Service of Special Hymns A warm welcome to all


ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 SUNDAY, September 4 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome


SUNDAYS at 10:30 a.m. Mid-week programs for youth and adults! 14480 Old Simcoe Rd. (Between 7A and Prince Albert) 905-985-9307

1710 Scugog Street, Port Perry Father Peter Lackmanec


MASS SATURDAY - 5 p.m. SUNDAY - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For Mass through the week call the Parish at 905-985-7071

PORT PERRY BAPTIST CHURCH 2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.)


20 First Avenue Rev. Ralph Garbe 905-852-6213 SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 a.m. ‘ALPHA coming to Trinity in September call for info’

905-985-8681 Rev. Jim Clemens, Sr. Pastor Join us for worship this week: SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday School 9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Worship 5:45 p.m. Prayer Fellowship 6:30 p.m. Worship Pre-school child care available

Star of Hope Spiritualist Church Sunday Services 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Meditation Wednesday 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Connaught Park Clubhouse 449 Jarvis Street, Oshawa, Ontario Telephone: Owen Ryan 905-434-4930

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION 266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 No Nursery or Sunday School today SUNDAY, September 4 9 a.m. Communion No Nursery School or Sunday School this week

Join us on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for a contemporary worship experience in a relaxed environment. Rev. Fred Penney, Lead Pastor 1680 Reach Street. - 905-985-4441 Visit us on the web:


593 Alma St., Port Perry, Ontario 905-985-1346 Join us Sunday Mornings at 9 a.m. Bible Teaching 10 a.m. Prayer 10:30 a.m. Celebration Service Something for all ages


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, September 4 Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship Prince Albert United Church 23 Jeffrey St., Prince Albert 11:30 a.m. Morning Worship Nursery Care and Sunday School Available


Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

SUNDAY, September 4 Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave) 9:30 a.m.

Greenbank (Hwy 12, minutes. N. of Pt. Perry) 11 a.m. Service

Everyone is Welcome

List your church services, events and news: Gayle or Linda 905-985-6985 ~ 905-852-3255

Former ND trustee takes lessons learned to the Dominican TRACEY COVEART The Standard

The Dominican Republic has one of the highest ratios of universities to population anywhere in the world, but according to former Uxbridge and Brock School Trustee Nancy Loraine, that doesn’t necessarily reflect the quality of education in the country. It does, however, reflect the people’s desire to learn. That’s something a small group of Canadian teachers, many of them from the Uxbridge area, have observed since they started working with teachers in the developing country in 2005. “Dominicans are exceedingly hungry for learning,” said Ms. Loraine, who was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and now lives in Vallentyne, near Sunderland. In 2005, a youth group from St. Paul’s Anglican Presbyterian Church in Leaskdale went to the Dominican on an outreach mission trip to model leadership skills to 350 kids aged four to 21 in a poor part of Santo Domingo. Among the adults at the workshops in Hainamosa were two Dominican teachers, who witnessed the youth leaders using strategies to teach games and crafts to kids with a wide range of ages and abilities that would be helpful in classroom management. It was the youth leaders’ ‘don’t talk, do’ attitude that most impressed the teachers. When they approached Ms. Loraine - Director of Missions at St. Paul’s Leaskdale - to ask if she could bring together a similar group from Canada to train teachers, the former school trustee pulled together a team of people to spearhead an education mission that later became the non-profit initiative Teacher Mentors Abroad (TMA). Later in 2005, a group of 15 individuals modeling a school community in Canada - teachers, educational assis-

tants, peer tutors, students with special needs, office support staff and administrators - went to the Dominican to offer a program for teachers that met their identified needs. Seventy Dominican educators attended the workshops. “At the end of the week, the teachers said, ‘You can’t just leave us with this appetite. You have to come back. There has to be more,’” recalled Ms. Loraine, “so we came back in 2006 with another team and started modelling things like lesson planning and more structured activities for the classroom.” One hundred and twenty Dominican teachers from 40 different schools attended those workshops. With the program extending far beyond the scope of a mission initiative, “St. Paul’s released us to do what was needed to give the program widespread reach and continuity,” said Ms. Loraine. “Basically over kitchen table conversations, people who were passionate about what was happening - not just teachers - formulated all the documentation for Teacher Mentors Abroad. In 2007, we formalized our board and received our registered charity status and

not-for-profit designation.” In 2008, TMA started to look at not just sharing knowledge and skills, but also building capacity in the Dominican by taking a ‘train the trainers’ approach to teaching. “The Dominican teachers were good imitators, but they had to understand the pedagogy of what they were doing: why they were doing what they were doing and how it works for kids,” said Ms. Loraine. Growing up in the Dominican, she never set foot in a Dominican public school. “You only went to one of those schools if you could absolutely afford nothing else. I never had a public school encounter until I came to Canada with four kids. Then I was a parent, a school community association member and a trustee. I realized that public schools are the foundation of this egalitarian society and the quality of life we enjoy in this country.” Ms. Loraine served as trustee for the Townships of Uxbridge and Brock for two terms, from 1997 to 2003. It was that experience at the board level, “where you see a systemwide perspective - that helped me to understand how education changes the landscape and how school improvement has to come from the bottom up and the top down. You have to have effective instruction from teachers who know what they are doing in the classroom and effective leadership (principals and up) to mobilize what you say you are going to do and to shape, measure and assess what you are doing. “Overseas, we need to build an understanding of what instructional leadership looks like so that 15 or 20 years from now there are principals and educators trained in leadership in the countries where we serve.” At the core of this model is the recognition of the importance of continuous internal professional development that is supported externally. And that is the model for TMA. “You could parachute people in time after time and do good work, but it’s not sustainable. A few people might learn a lot but there is no context to the leaning,” explained Ms. Loraine. “From the outset we understood that we needed to build capacity in the host country with the host teachers so they could give context to the learning and more quickly become trainers for their peers.” In 2009, TMA’s second year, the Dominican teachers identified what they wanted to share with their fellow educators in a summer conference, based on what they learned and incorporated in the classroom after the first year. The conference was entirely Dominican led. “A core group of 13 trainer candidates handpicked for their leadership skills by the Canadian team from the 120 Dominican teachers who attended the workshop in 2008, were ready to say, ‘Here is what we’ve tried. These strategies work well in our classrooms.’ They were ready to train their peers,” said Ms. Loraine. That core group now numbers 42, with the additional 20 trainers selected by the 22 Dominican

teacher trainers. “They needed to identify their own peers as part of the whole leadership development process,” said Ms. Loraine. “That’s another principle we discovered: if you want to build instructional leadership, it has to come from the ground up. All the growth is now directed by the Dominicans themselves.” The 42 teacher trainers have now formed six ‘professional learning communities’ - groups of self-directed learners who identify their own needs - each with its own ‘elected’ leader that will communicate directly with TMA. Some 200 teachers now attend the annual workshops, which are spread over two days to allow for maximum attendance. And this year, representatives from the Dominican Ministry of Education’s largest and neediest district - and an established World Vision site interested in starting its own teacher/mentor program for at-risk and special needs students - attended the conference. It’s this kind of high-level local ownership that will help to ensure the program’s long-term sustainability, said Ms. Loraine.

“Capacity building work has no profile. There is no ribbon cutting ceremony like there is when you build a school. It’s not a one- or two-year initiative. It requires a long-term investment. You’re looking a minimum of three to five years from the time you start working with a group of teachers to the time they are ready. That’s our niche.” Ms. Loraine and the entire TMA team are excited about the ministry’s involvement and about partnering with World Vision. “This work needs local ownership from an infrastructure standpoint. It has to be incorporated into how they educate. We hope that will happen over the next couple of years and our role will become more advisory in nature. Then we can move into other areas. “We’re now thinking about offering more than just one summer program a year. We want to help establish a demonstration classroom and principal training, which would mean smaller groups going down to the Dominican more frequently.” Ultimately? “My hope would be that this is something that continues to replicate itself in places around the world that are open to it,” said Ms. Loraine, who calls 2011 a “watershed” year for Teacher Mentors Abroad. “The ministry of education is fully present and supportive and the World Vision presence is significant. Our conversations continue,” she said. “It all starts with little steps. You just have to be ready for the big leap.” To find out what North Durham teachers have to say about their TMA experience, watch for an upcoming feature article in The Standard. For more information about and photos documenting the work of the not-for-profit organization, visit

db silversmith designs

In these days of mass production and big box retail outlets,

it’s hard to find jewellery that is lovingly handcrafted and truly unique. Unless you happen to wander in to db silversmith designs at 166 Water St. in Port Perry. There, you’ll find nothing but. “I use traditional silversmithing and chain-making techniques,” said store owner and artisan Diane Smith. “Everything in my boutique is made by hand.” Diane fell in love with jewellery years ago. “In the 70s, I wore big chunky pieces and thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to make these?” Four kids, three decades in advertising and 35 years later, she took a basic silversmithing course at Harbourfront in Toronto and fell in love all over again. Diane started showing her sterling silver work at craft shows in 2007 and left her job in 2008 to concentrate on her jewellery making, working out of her Port Perry home. “About a year ago, I got this idea in my mind that I wanted to open my own shop and I just couldn’t let it go,” said Diane. “I started looking around for a store last Christmas and opened my doors four months ago. I’ve been there seven days a week ever since. It’s hard to get people to come around the corner off Queen St., but once they find me they come back ... and they bring their friends!” Diane is hoping that db silversmith designs will become a Port Perry destination, and with the quality of her crafts-

manship, the warmth of her shop and prices that everyone can afford, it would be a surprise if it didn’t. Diane hand cuts and forges all her sterling silver, which is supplied by a refinery in Markham, and, while she makes everything from bracelets to necklaces and pendants to earrings and rings, she is perhaps best known - and loved - for her chainmail, whether it is flat or rope style, big and chunky or light and delicate. “I like to think of it as ‘elegant chainmail.’” (Although Diane is reluctant to boast, she has had many people tell her that her chainmail is second to none.) “And it’s something that people can only find where things are handcrafted. Chainmail cannot be produced by machine. That’s why people find my jewellery so different. They’ve never seen anything like it.” It’s also what makes every piece unique. “Because everything is handmade and hand-forged and hand-hammered, it’s not going to be perfect. That’s what makes it special. It’s made with love and with passion. It’s organic. It doesn’t look like it’s been stamped out of a machine with 10,000 others. That’s what people want - something that looks different. And sometimes, the wonkier the better!” Like her pendants, many of which are free form. “Some are torched pieces of sterling silver, melted, cut and wrinkled. They’re all one of a kind. You can’t get two pieces to match. They might have the same shape, but the texture is totally different.” The fact that Diane makes 95 per cent of what she sells in her store in the workshop on the premises and in full view of her clients, “helps people to connect with me,” she says. “People like to talk to the person who made the jewellery. It’s not just something you order and put out on a shelf and then reorder if you need another one. It’s personal for me.” Which makes custom work easy. “If I can make it, I will,” says Diane. “And I can change things for people - add a glass bead here or a gold nugget there - while they wait. I love being able to offer that personal touch.” She also loves to see people wearing her jewellery.

NEVER ENOUGH WOOL Come see us for an exciting assortment of wool, needles, notions and patterns.

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“I’m glad that people enjoy it. That’s what it’s for.” The second year Diane was doing the show circuit, “people came looking for me and I was flabbergasted. I thought, ‘Oh my gosh! They remember me from last year! Why?’ And then they’d tell me my stuff is fabulous.” It’s also well priced, with earrings starting at $25 and most bracelets selling in the mid one hundreds. “Even with the rising cost of silver, I try to keep my prices reasonable. I’d rather sell more pieces more often than one piece once in a while.” Pick out your favourite during regular business hours or evenings by appointment. And if it’s late and the lights are still on, Diane’s on a creative roll. Drop in. She’ll be happy to tell you all about it. And you might just go home with your very own db silversmith design, made while you watch.

Tracey Coveart



Farndale Gallery hosts ‘Heart of Nature’ ‘Fridays at the Foster’ this week features the Shimoda Family Ensemble - an evening of recorder, baroque music, solo and quartet with harpsichord, using authentic baroque instruments. The event runs from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 and admission is just a donation at the door. The Foster Memorial is located 4 km north of Uxbridge. Just follow Main St. N. The new art exhibit, ‘Heart of Nature’ by Clint Jammer, is set to open at the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library at 231 Wa-

ter St., Port Perry. There is an opening reception on Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. Mr. Jammer, a self-taught, award-winning Canadian artist, has been painting since he was a youngster and each painting stems from one of his own photographic journeys. Every piece has a unique, per-

sonal story. The exhibit runs until Sept. 26 during library hours. Sunday evening concerts in Palmer Park continue this week with Swing Tyme Melodies. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo. Bring your lawn chair and dress for a cool, latesummer evening. ‘Dripscapes’ by James McKeag opens at the Scugog Arts Resource Centre on Perry St. in Port Perry this Saturday, Sept. 3. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. James is a Port Perry resident who has been a practicing artist for 15 years. His roots are in applied arts and freelancing for the advertising industry. He now specializes in painting, drawing and sculpture. In Dripscapes, James starts

with photos of seasonal Ontario landscapes and develops vibrant colourful stills of nature. The Scugog Fibre Artists and the Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives are coproducing a show called ‘Hats Off,’ a blend of old and new hats. Some are inspired by the period costumes on display. The show opens with a free (no admission) reception on Sept. 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and runs until Oct. 27. The centre is located at 1655 Reach St. in Port Perry, above the second ice pad at the Scugog Arena. Heritage Centre hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $2 for kids ages five to 12 and free for children under five.

Bursary awarded

Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts winner Jeremy Fisher (right), pictured with Kent Farndale. PHOTO COURTESY OF JONATHAN VAN BILSEN

The Arts Committee of the Scugog Memorial Public Library has awarded the 2011 Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts award to

Scott Woods performs Sept. 16 Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band are making a stop at St. John’s Anglican Church in Blackstock as part of their cross country tour. On Friday, Sept. 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the band will deliver a live performance of their all-new 2011 show called, ‘All Aboard!’ This two-hour live variety show brings to life the music of years gone by and will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages, from two to 102. There are plenty of popular old-time tunes, traditional country favourites, wholesome family humour, trick fiddling, and even some great Cana-

dian step dancing. Scott Woods and his band perform with zeal and appeal that leaves audiences breathless and begging for more. This concert will take place at the Blackstock recreation centre, 3440 Church St., and will benefit St. John’s Anglican Church and Outreach Programs in the community. Tickets for The Scott Woods Show are just $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. They are available at Kari-Jo’s Coffee and Café, 10249 Old Scugog Rd., Burketon, or by calling 905-982-0968. For more concert information, visit 20% FINAL

Mr. Jeremy Foster, one of Scugog’s best and brightest artistic talents. “The Arts Committee was extremely impressed with the calibre of applications received this year,” said committee chair Jonathan van Bilsen. “In addition to being a talented and dedicated musician, Jeremy has shown a strong commitment to the arts in Scugog through his very active involvement in the high school music program.” The Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts, funded through the annual support of the Rotary Club of Port Perry and donations from the public, provides financial assistance to residents of Scugog Township who wish to pursue a specific field of study in the arts. The whole community is enriched when aspiring or established artists pursue opportunities for further study in their areas of interest.

Port Perry Fair Playing fair at the Flower section Port Perry Fair changes Are you creative? Do you enjoy gardening? Then why not check out the Port Perry Fair Book to become an exhibitor in the Flower Show at this weekend’s agricultural expo? There are lots of different categories to enter. Here are just a few classes you might want to consider. Carbon Copies. Two identical floral designs, maximum 12 inches (30 cm) any direction. Prizes: 1st - $12; 2nd - $8; 3rd - $5. Donated by the Scugog Island Women’s Institute. Potscaping/Outdoor Garden Container for the Sun, titled ‘Kaleidoscope.’ Minimum three plant varieties. Accessories allowed. Prizes: 1st - $25 gift certificate donated by Otter Greenhouses Ltd.; 2nd - $8; 3rd - $7, donated by the Port Perry Agricultural Society. Potscaping/Outdoor Garden Container for the Shade, titled ‘In the Shadows.’ Minimum three plant varieties. Accessories allowed. Prizes: - 1st - $25 gift certificate donated by Century Home and Garden Greenhouses; 2nd - $8, 3rd - $7, donated by the Port Perry Agricultural Society. For more information about more great opportunities to exhibit your talents at the Port Perry Fair for ribbons, prizes and bragging rights, call 905-985-0962, pick up a copy of the Fair Book or visit

Playing (Port Perry) Fair Looking for something to do this Labour Day Weekend? If you’re a music fan, then look no further than the annual Port Perry Fair. Come on out this Sunday (Sept. 4) night, starting at 8 p.m., to see ‘Settlers Creek Band.’ The Guelph-area band, which just released its debut album in May, is looking forward to performing in Port Perry. Of course, the fact that they are opening for new country’s Dean Brody, a fivetime CCMA award nominee, makes the band that much more excited to bring its show here to you! The show is free with your paid admission to the fair. And while you’re there during the day, the Entertainment Shelter is a great place to take a break, have a seat and enjoy a fabulous line-up of family fun and entertainment for all ages. Fair organizers are always proud to showcase local talent, and this year will be no exception. Back by popular demand, the Dnes Sisters of Uxbridge will be sure to impress with their fiddle talents, and the Flatt River Band will bring their popular bluegrass sound as they stop by after a summer tour of local fairs and music festivals. The Entertainment Shelter will also see the return of the dry wit and folk/country sounds of the Fehrenbach brothers, Al and Steve, as well as the Senior Moments Fiddle Ensemble, who won’t let a little thing like ‘maturity’ stop them from making music and having fun! Never short of energy or enthusiasm, the Outback

Cloggers are a perennial fair favourite and always demonstrate how much fun kicking up your heels can be. Vallentyne the Clown will also be back, drawing in a crowd of all ages with her colourful and fun balloon creations. The great comedian, W.C. Fields, discovered years ago that working with children and animals is a sure-fire way to lose the spotlight. And that is precisely the point of the annual Pet Show at the Port Perry Fair. With categories like ‘Most Creative Trick’ and ‘Best Costume,’ you can be sure that the main ingredient will be unscripted fun. The pet show is open to children exhibitors 14 years of age and younger, and registration begins on Monday (Sept. 5) morning at 8:15 a.m. at the Entertainment Shelter. The Pet Show is always in need of enthusiastic (and fearless) volunteers and judges. If you would like to participate, please join the panel! The Fiddle Contest, which takes place on Monday afternoon, showcases talent from every age group, and includes a prize for the youngest and oldest contestant. The competition always winds up with a foot-stomping jamboree, featuring all of the contestants and the judges, proving that there are no hard feelings among the fiddle crowd! Full details for registration, show times and other entertainment information can be found on the fair web site at or by calling the fair office at 905985-0962.

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SUNDAY SEPT. 4 12pm Beer Tent Opens 4-H Beef Show Registered Beef Show 4-H Dairy Show (South Ridge) 12:30pm Dnes Sisters (entertainment shelter) 1pm Harness Horse Racing Pari-Mutual Betting Scugog Fire Department Extrication Demonstration 4-H Dairy Show (Port Perry) 2:15pm Outback Cloggers (entertainment shelter) 2:45pm Dnes Sisters (entertainment shelter) 4pm Beef Auction 4:30pm Outback Cloggers (entertainment shelter) 6pm Demolition Derby 8pm SETTLERS CREEK BAND (entertainment shelter) Homecraft/Junior Fair buildings close 9pm DEAN BRODY (entertainment shelter) MONDAY SEPT. 5 9am Pet Show 9:30am Homecraft/Junior Fair buildings open Midway opens

MONDAY SEPT. 5 9:30am Junior Dairy Show Heavy Horse Show 10am Ontario County Holstein Show 10:30am Family Rodeo Registration 10:45am Family Rodeo 11am Beer Tent Opens Scugog Fire Department Extrication Demonstration 11:15am Senior Moments Fiddle Ensemble (entertainment shelter) 11:45am Rodeo Bull Riding 12:00pm Flatt River Bluegrass Band (entertainment shelter) 1pm Fiddle Contest (entertainment shelter) Sheep Shearing Demonstration 2pm Horse Pull 3pm Outback Cloggers (entertainment shelter) 3:30pm Flatt River Bluegrass Band (entertainment shelter) 4pm Homecraft/Junior Fair buildings close 4:30pm Outback Cloggers (entertainment shelter) 5pm Fair Closes 5:30pm Homecraft/Junior Fair Exhibits Pick-up

Ovarian Cancer Walk The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope comes to Port Perry next weekend. The event, one of several ‘mini walks’ taking place across Canada, is Sunday, Sept. 11, in Palmer Park, with registration at 10 a.m. The walk gets underway at 11 a.m., rain or shine. The five-kilometre route takes participants from the waterfront, west up the main street past the many unique shops on Queen St. to Cochrane

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St., famous for the charm and beauty of its heritage homes. The route continues past Tim Horton’s and the fairgrounds and then slips off onto a waterfront boardwalk, returning everyone to Palmer Park for refreshments. Participants can register and download pledge forms on-line prior to the event or register the day of the walk. Please feel free to bring a photo of the person or people you are thinking about as you walk for this important cause. For more information or a pledge form, call 905985-6541 or e-mail Lynda. More information is also available on-line at

Trike Grand Prix A free barbecue and a trike race? What better way to spend a noon hour in Port Perry?! On Tuesday, Sept. 13, from noon to 2 p.m., come out and see some of Port Perry’s fine citizens display their prowess on tricycles in the United Way’s 4th Annual Tour de Perry. The fun takes place on Perry St., between Queen St. and North St., which will be closed for the event. If you have any interest in entering a team in the trike race, Cheryl Manikas - Port Perry Manager for the United Way and CEO of the United Way Trike Grand Prix - would love to hear from you. She can be reached at 905-985-9399. Be forewarned, however: Your team will be hard-pressed to beat a series of seasoned pros from the local banks, Scugog Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Tire, Gus Brown, United Way agencies, Township of Scugog, PP Print and other highly skilled teams, all competing to win the coveted Tour de Perry cup! This free, fun-filled event is the kick-off to the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign. Come out on Sept. 13, cheer on your favourite team and enjoy the all the racing action.

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North Durham Girls claim soccer supremacy The North Durham United Football Club’s Under 14/13 Girl’s team beat Kleinburg decisively 6-0 on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 14, at Keswick Fields to be crowned the York Region Soccer Association’s 2011 McGarrigle Cup Champions. The evening before, during the semifinals, the powerful Newmarket team also succumbed 2-1 to the U14/13G NDUFC team. In previous weeks, other U14 girls’ teams, such as Barrie, Stouffville, Collingwood, Northumberland and West Toronto were eliminated in competition. NDUFC’s U14G team have made history by becoming the first team to win the League Cup Championship for the newly formed club. Cesar Caneo, the head coach dedicated the victory to the U14/13 girls, recognizing the effort and incessant work that made this title possible. Now the team will focus on another quest: obtain ing the YRSA 1997 Girls Premiere League title. With three games left, Newmarket and North Durham United FC were in a tie race for first place. North Durham United FC will be holding Rep Tryouts in Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock Townships between Sept. 24 and Oct. 10, for all girls and boys from U8 (2003) to U18 (1993) interested in participating in the 2012 NDUFC rep teams. For more information on everything soccer in North Durham, visit the club web site at For more information on tryouts for next season’s squad, please contact Cesar Caneo at 705-934-3316 or

The North Durham United Football Club’s Under 14/13 Girls were all smiles on Sunday, Aug. 14, as they captured the York Region Soccer Association’s 2011 McGarrigle Cup after winning a tournament in Keswick. The girls became the first team from the newly formed soccer club to win a league SUBMITTED PHOTO Cup Championship.

Durham hoopsters hitting the hardwood this fall DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

After months of negotiations, professional basketball is coming to Durham Region this fall. The Durham franchise in the newly formed National Basketball League of Canada - the Oshawa Power - was officially unveiled at a press conference held on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the General Motors Centre in Oshawa, which will serve as the team’s home arena. Representatives from the City of Oshawa, the Canadian National Team and the NBL were joined by fans, media and the team’s ownership for the announcement. There was great enthusiasm amongst those on hand, including Oshawa Mayor John Henry, who spoke about what the team will bring not only to Oshawa, but also to Durham Region as a whole. “Oshawa’s motto is ‘Prepare to be Amazed’ and this is truly an amazing announcement that will

benefit all Durham residents and give them access to high level basketball. We’re excited to be able to combine two great sports under one roof at one of the finest facilities in all of Canada at the General Motors Centre,” Mr. Henry told The Standard. The new league will kick off its 36-game schedule in November with 18 home dates for the Durham team. Shortly after the press conference, the team named former NBA player Mark Strickland as the team’s first head coach. Many of the players present at the press conference were ecstatic at the news of a new made-in-Canada basketball league. “It’s about time we had a league in Canada,” said former National team member Sherman Hamilton, who is best known for his work with NBA TV and who served as MC for the announcement. “I had to take my talents down south, and

for a lot of guys, if you are lucky enough to continue playing after college, you have to head overseas.” National team member Jermaine Anderson told The Standard that a great benefit of the new league is that it will allow players to play closer to home and avoid many of the hassles encountered by those taking their game overseas. “There are a lot of issues you encounter,” Mr. Anderson said. “When I played in Russia, I was the only North American on the team and there was a real language barrier there. To be able to stay home and play is a great opportunity.” Although under contract for next season with a team in Holland, the opportunity to play close to home was clearly exciting for National team forward Jehvon Sheppard, a 25-year-old University of Michigan alum. “It’s always been one of my dreams to play close to home,” said Sheppard. “So we’ll have to see

what happens after this season.” The announcement was met with great enthusiasm from Denham Brown, one of the most decorated high school players in the history of the country - he once scored 111 points in a single game while at West Hill Collegiate in Toronto - as well as an NCAA champion in 2004 while at the University of Connecticut. “This means a lot to me as a Canadian player,” Brown said. “Outside of some of the major international tournaments we’ve qualified for, a lot of kids haven’t been able to see the best players in this country while they’ve been growing up.” While Brown’s main goal is still making it to the NBA, he did not rule out a role within the NBL. “It’s definitely a possibility later in my career,” said Brown. “And if not as a player, the opportunities will be there for players to be involved in all levels be

it coaching, the front office or even ownership.” With the NBA lockout threatening to cancel the 2011-12 season, the NBL has been reaching out to NBA players looking to play closer to home. “Guys who play at a high level such as the NBA are passionate about the game,” team representative Gary Durrant said to The Standard. “And if they want to stay close to home and play during the lockout, I’m confident that this league will be of the calibre that will attract those types of players.” The NBL will consist of seven teams in Oshawa, London, Kingston, Halifax, Saint John, Quebec City and Summerside, PEI and tickets will be on sale shortly. For more information on the NBL’s Durham Region franchise, watch the Standard in the coming weeks, visit or follow the team on Twitter at OshawaPower.

Jr. Jacks squirt team shines at Provincial Championships On Saturday, Aug. 6, ten players representing Port Perry took the field in Richmond Hill at the OASA Squirt Select Provincials. It was a hot, humid, but exciting day for the Jr. Jacks and their parents. Port started the round robin with strong bats and textbook defence, producing convincing wins over Richmond Hill (16-9) and Orleans (9-5). In Game 1, Carson McLaren, Elliott

Giles-Duhamel and Adam Burkholder all got on base in the early innings to put Port on the scoreboard, before a grand slam by Josh Dickson in the fourth sealed the victory for the Jacks. In Game 2, key individuals were once again able to find the bases and secure the victory, including Zack Langdon, Charlie Kerry, Matt Schutzman and Brendan McTague. The final round robin game - this one

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MoJacks and Bruins in action Friday night

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The Port Perry MoJacks will have a score to settle on the night of Friday, Sept. 2, when they tangle against their arch rivals, the Uxbridge Bruins, at Scugog Arena starting at 7 p.m. The two teams met up in Uxbridge on Friday, Aug. 26. The pre-season contest was the first such affair for this year’s edition of the MoJacks and they dressed a roster made up entirely of rookies. The Bruins dressed four veteran players, having played the previous weekend against Stayner. The goals came fast and furious for the Bruins, as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. In the middle frame, Uxbridge’s lead swelled to 9-0 and

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Uxbridge’s veteran players were given the rest of the night off. With roster spots potentially on the line, the MoJacks roared back to life in the third period, netting five goals in the final stanza to cut the Bruins’ advantage. However, the hard work did not show up in the final score, as the Bruins won by a final tally of 10-5. Next weekend, both teams will once again participate in the annual pre-season Junior ‘C’ Tournament in Alliston from Friday, Sept. 9 to Sunday, Sept. 11. There, they will compete against teams from the Central Ontario, Georgian Bay-Mid-Ontario and Western Ontario Junior ‘C’ Leagues.

Skating season is just around the corner Local skating clubs are gearing up for an exciting new season beginning in September, getting ready to welcome skaters of all abilities: from those tying up their laces for their first outing on the ice to seasoned veterans who are ready to get back to the jumping and spinning they have learned to love. The Port Perry Skating Club will be busy on the ice at the Scugog Arena all season long. Along with the Learn-to-Skate, Canskate and Starskate programs, the club has new programs this year that will include Power Skating, Off-ice Training and a preschool Stickand-Puck class. The fall session begins the week of Sept. 12 and registration times at the

Scugog Arena (Pad 2) are: -Monday, Sept. 12 - 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. -Tuesday, Sept. 13 - 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and -Thursday, Sept. 15 - 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. All skaters are invited to come on out to learn new skills or hone their existing talents. For more information, visit The Port Perry Skating Club is proud of the accomplishments of its skaters over the years. Last season, five members achieved Gold in the figure skating disciplines of Dance, Skills, Interpretive and Freeskate. Each discipline focuses on a different element of the sport. To complete a Gold level in any of these individual disciplines, a skater must pass a series of up to 21 judged tests. Every test is increasingly difficult and demands different sets of skills and movements. Congratulations to the following skaters: Allison Clayton, Angela McMullen, Heather Barnes, Dana Anderson and Madeline Payne.

No tough guys Tough guys don’t have to read this column. If you’re stronger than a speeding locomotive, can stop a bullet, and all your T-shirts have a big ‘S’ on the front, then move on to the crossword puzzle. The rest of us mere mortals, more often than not, we go through the day with minor muscle aches. We figure these aches will just work themselves out and eventually go away. Sometimes they do. Most times they don’t. We just adjust our tolerance level. The villain responsible for most of these minor muscles aches is something called ‘adhesions.’ They manifest themselves with a feeling of tightness or even a knot. Muscle adhesions occur when the muscle fibres re-build or repair themselves. Muscle fibres adhere to each other or to the facia that covers the muscle fibre. When the muscle fibres can’t slide freely, you not only get discomfort, you get decreased performance. The most likely culprits range from too much yard work over the weekend, to a tennis tournament or a road race or just a heavy gym workout. The solution is easier than you think. The fancy terms are ‘myofacia release’ or ‘soft tissue work,’ but I just call it a cheap massage. Here are some simple tools that will not only make you feel better but also perform better. 1. Foam roller. Available at a medical supply store, about $20. 2. Thirty-inch length of three-inch ABS pipe (strong cardboard tube also works). 3. Tennis ball, lacrosse ball or softball. 4. Wooden broomstick, about 16 inches long (one-inch PVC pipe works also). The broomstick works best on your quads, hammies and calves. You’ll need a partner to do your hammies and calves. Simply use it like a rolling pin and gently work the adhesion. With the other three tools, you use your body weight to provide the pressure while rolling on the tube or ball. It takes a bit of practice to get the ball or the tube to hit ‘the spot’ just right. You might also get some strange looks if you do this at the gym before your warm-up. My favorite is laying on your back with the threeinch tube directly under the spine with the end at the base of the neck, knees bent, head back and arms out to the side with palms up. Just relax and de-compress your spine for five minutes. Great for desk jockeys. Feel better and perform better, too. Cheap and simple. Tom Thekan is a strength and conditioning coach. Never begin any exercise program without consulting your doctor.

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Delisle in top spot There was a 14-point swing atop the Mosport Speedway Late Model points leader board following Saturday night’s racing action, with Port Perry’s Todd Delisle claiming top spot in the standings with two race weekends remaining. Opening the evening with a pair of heat race victories, Delisle piloted his #22 NAPA (Port Perry)/ Schooners’ Fish and Chips Impala to a runner-up finish in the 25-lap feature, chasing 2008 division champion Dwight Brown to the line in a Green/ White/Checkered dash. Starting from the inside of Row Four, Delisle initially found himself boxed in by the #55 Chevy of Darren Kearnan and Scott Harrison’s #68, while Brown had threaded the needle in a three-wide scramble through the second corner to break clear of the pack. By lap eight, Delisle had finally wrestled second place away from Hampton’s Tyler Betts and set off in pursuit of the rapidly disappearing #12 Monte Carlo of Brown. Slowly narrowing the gap, Delisle got a big break when current points leader Jim Rossiter looped his #66 Impala in Turn Two, bringing out the yellow flag and regrouping the field. On the restart, Brown was able to take advantage of an open track to ease away from his challengers. A determined Delisle stayed close, but fell a car length shy of the win. “I didn’t like playing the restart game,” laughed Brown. “But once I got out in front, I could run my own line and hold the lead.” Rossiter’s seventh place result in the feature dropped him to second place in the championship chase, but with 90 points remaining to be claimed over the next two Saturday nights, the title is still up for grabs. In other action from the oval... The Uxbridge-based Cuthbertson Clan looked to dominate the Ontario Legends series competition Saturday night, as younger brother Wes set the standard by claiming both qualifying heat race victories. Defending series champion Adam Cuthbertson retaliated by taking control of the feature event and holding the point until a Lap 13 caution. Sliding high on some residual oil-dry in Turn One on the restart, Adam lost ground, allowing Bill Mason (#4) and Capital City Speedway invader Dave Riopelle to power past, dropping the #79 to third. In the tightest battle of the night, the final six laps were run with the three frontrunners locked together in a pack, Riopelle eventually emerging with the win, just a half-car-length ahead of Adam, with Wes sneaking into the mix and claiming third spot. “Man, these guys play rough!” said Riopelle following his hard-fought victory. “I think I got turned around more times today than I have in my entire career!” The penultimate round on the 2011 Mosport Speedway calendar will run next Saturday, with the featured Pure Stock Invitational joined by the Sportsman and Late Model classes.

Meteors take the ‘A’ championship Baseball season is rapidly winding down and the players in the Port Perry and District Minor Ball Squirt Division recently enjoyed their championship finals at the Carolyn Best diamonds. In a fine end to the season, there was plenty of terrific sportsmanship, fantastic team play and super fan support with all three diamonds busy. RP Oil took on Green Tractors for the ‘B’ title in a great match up. The teams played some of their best ball of the season and came out with their bats swinging. Green Tractors took this one 16-6 for the title. On diamond two, it was Speck Tool Ltd. from Greenbank taking on the Blackstock Lions Club team in the ‘C’ championship game. Speck Tool Ltd. came out on top 1410 in this tightly contested game. In the ‘A’ championship game, it was Hunter’s Photography going head to head against McTague Meteors, with McTague taking the crown in 15-8 win. None of this would have been possible without the assistance of all the sponsors, volunteers and coaches who stepped up to the plate to make sure every ball player had an action-packed season of summer fun. Many thanks to everyone who helped to make sure, once again, that community sports are alive and well for our North Durham kids. The Squirt Division was very competitive this

season, with some great ball played throughout the year. The Meteors put their undefeated season on the line in their final game and came away with an exciting and well-deserved win. They got things going in the first inning and held Hunter’s Photography to one run, thanks to Adam Burkholder’s RBI single. McTague answered with five of their own runners crossing the plate in the bottom of the frame, as Josh Dicson nailed a tworun home run and Caleb Weller collected two RBIs. Hunter’s was held off the scoreboard in the second inning with some solid defence from the Meteors, who rallied for five more runs to take a 10-1 lead heading into the third. Karley Weisflock, Breanne Roulston and Hannah Russell all had RBI singles. Hunter’s was not done though, and began to chip away at the lead. Brandon Brooker kicked off the rally, nailing an RBI single and Owen Matthews earned an RBI double to get two runs across home plate. Not ready to call it quits, McTague put five more across home plate, with Addison Tung, Tevin Frosese, Elliott GilesDuhamel, Brayden Fisher and John Stewart all credited with RBI singles. Hunter’s continued to play hard in the last inning, scoring four more runs. The hot bats of Lucas Phillips and Jessy Corden drove home

‘A’ Champs McTague’s Meteors took the play-off title in the Squirt Division. the runners. The team put forward a solid effort with three regular players missing and two Mite players filling in

the holes. McTague’s regular catcher Brendan McTague played well behind the plate all day long for the win.

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Passed peacefully Friday, August 26, 2011 at her home in Ottawa. Left to mourn are her mother Mabel Bruce, her brother Gordon Vader and Sue, sister Laurell and Richard Gerrow, Simone and Gerry Gerrow, Wanetta Vader and Keith Middleton and late brother Marice Douglas Vader, (May 15, 2010), and many nieces and nephews. A celebration will be held later in Ottawa.

WALLER, Barbara June In her 79th year Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Port Perry on Wednesday August 24, 2011. Beloved wife of William G. Waller for 58 years. Loving mother of Bill (Meagan), Bob (Donna), Kathy Giroux (Joe) and the late Nancy. Dear grandmother of Barb (Steve), Andrea (Richard), Michael, Kristin (Justin), Rob (Alisha), Mike, Jenny and Joey. Cherished great-grandma of Ethan and Carson. Dear sister of Wilma (John) Lewis. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Visitation will be held at THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N., Bowmanville on Monday, August 29, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 11 am. Interment Burnbrae Cemetery, Campbellford. Memorial Donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society of Durham.

Passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 20, at his home in Port Perry at the age of 76. Loving father and best friend to Kelly, Steven, and Randy. Special father-in-law to Catherine and Pauline. Cherished grandpa of Michael, Morgan and Brittany. Predeceased in 1980 by his beloved wife Doris of 25 years and in 2008 by his long time companion Victoria Jenkinson. A true animal lover. He loved Cody, Lexi and Roxi. He was a man of true character and style. He will be deeply missed. A private family service was held on Monday, August 29, 2011. In lieu of flowers a donation to Heart and Stroke Foundation may be made through McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam Funeral Home, 152 King St. E., Oshawa, 905433-5558. Online condolences may be made at

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Is your home-based business outgrowing your home? New, modern workspaces for rent. Now Leasing Buildings 3 and 4 for Spring 2011. Uxbridge Technology Square Call 416-301-0016 LARGE ONE BEDROOM apartment with fireplace, in Nestleton $700/ month, call Dave 416580-1917. ONE BEDROOM second floor apartment available Oct. 1 in quiet adult building, short walk to downtown, nonsmoking, no pets, 905985-8569. ONE BEDROOM, apartments second floor, close to downtown Port Perry, in nice neighbourhood, includes fridge and stove, no pets, no smoking, references required, from $750 plus hydro, 905-985-9447. PORT PERRY in town, one bedroom apartment for rent, main level, newly renovated, gas fireplace, bright, clean, just minutes from parks, lake and shopping $850/ month. No smoking or pets, email- or call 647706-2420.

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ONE BEDROOM apartment, main level, in Port Perry, newly renovated, gas fireplace, very nice, very short walk to park, lake/amenities, $850/ month, no smoking or pets, email: mitas1@ call or text 416-884-0966. SUNDERLAND, three bedroom, two story semi, lots of parking, large garden, no pets, available Oct. 1, 705-357-2248, 416-784-5436.

MEGA TABS 5.8KG NOW $44.95 Sign up for our Chlorine Card Program Buy 10 fills and the next one is FREE! 6B High St., Port Perry • 905-985-6650

Work Wanted HOUS ECLEAN I NG services, references available, contact Angela 705-357-2889.


Two guys with plenty of experience getting your job done right! Call JBWater CONTRACTING Painting • Renovations • Tile Plumbing • Electrical 705.277.3615 Ask for JOHN IF YOU WOULD love to work in a food service spot where you serve your customers by name, then this may be for you. We offer five-hour-shifts within the comfortble hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., right in Port Perry. We need a couple of people who know that the customer is the priority, that cleanliness is critical and who love to interact with people. Food service experience is preferred. If this fits you, please send a resume to




STORAGE UNITS Starting from $85/M

STORE & GO 905-985-9746

SHOP SPACE, 1,000 - 4,000 sq. ft., call 905985-8704 or 905-9853747.

6B High St., Port Perry • 905-985-6650



We consign and sell. Quality furniture and accessories for your home. To consign call 905-982-2001 Email photos to

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Wanted to Buy


PART-TIME DRIVER needed for Island Taxi, call for more information 905-985-8294.

WILL PAY CASH $75 & up for SCRAP CARS & TRUCKS CALL RAY 905-985-8707


The Piano Inn and Café

Hiring Inn cleaner, server & prep cook. 20-25 hr weekly. Weekends a must. Must be energetic and good with people. References required. Apply in person after 3pm. 219 Queen Street, Port Perry

Currently looking to fill a Part-time Dietary Cook and Aide (FSW Certified preferred) Resumes can be forwarded by mail, fax or emailed to 130 Reach Street, Uxbridge ON L9P 1L3 Direct 905-852-5281 Ext:109 Fax 905-852-0117


costume jewellery, post cards, figurines, pottery, old dolls and related items, small furniture and much more. Call before your yard sale DORSEY ANTIQUES, family business since 1978, 705-277-3615.

FARM EQUIPT New & used Garage Equipment Batterys Huge Inventory 2 Yr. Warranty Visa, M/C, Interac

G OLD S E A L Alternator's & Starters 131 North Port Rd Port Perry 905-985-1545

For Sale

HUGE BARN SALE Labour Day Weekend Friday Noon and 9 a.m. Saturday Antiques Collectibles Paintings Household Items Leather Couch And Leather Clothing + Much More

S11470 Lake Ridge Rd. Just North Of Victoria Corners On West Side

Vendors Wanted

1st SCA yArt Sale Sunday, Sept. 25 Downtown Port Perry $20/space (12’ X 15’) All welcome, but specifically books, collectibles, costumes, props, art/ craft supplies, art related items

905 982-2121

MOVING SALE, Saturday, Sept. 3, 311 Carnegie Beach Rd., Port Perry, rain date September 4, antiques, household goods. MOVING SALE, Sat., Sept. 3, 4, 5, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., indoors if rain, S1985 Durham Rd., 13, between Hwy. 12 and Simcoe St., (KOI Nursery). SAT. SEPT. 3, 270 Union Ave., Prince Albert, 8 a.m. - noon, rain or shine, bull float, miter saw, bar fridge, gas dryer, various household items.

Notices Talented Crafters Wanted!! Is it time for you to turn your hobby into an income? We are looking for creative, hand-made products to fill a new and exciting retail space in Port Perry. This year round, craft show style store will showcase a large variety of locally produced goods. Simply provide your creations to us and we will do the rest! Sound interesting? If so, please send us a message at for more information.

To solve the Kids Sudoku Puzzle every number from 1-6 must appear in: Each vertical columns, Each horizontal row and each 2 x 3 boxes. No number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

To celebrate our first year of business we will be giving “Daily Deals” to all of our facebook fans! like us today to take advantage of promos p that are new every day!

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Horoscope Column

by Joan Ann Evelyn | 905-725-9179 |

“The Gasman Cometh” by Alex Cole

ACROSS 1 Some artists’ studios 6 “The Flim-___ Man” (1967 movie) 10 Some exemptions 14 Alaskan native 15 Important caucus locale 16 Took an elevator, e.g. 17 Historic Alabama city 18 Setting for three kings, perhaps 20 Paint-mixing boards 22 Argument side 23 Not fixed 24 Some post office machines 28 Out like a light 30 Watergate conspirator 31 Loamy soil deposit 32 “___ to the Church on Time” 33 Important letters for Els 34 Cutlass, for one 35 Ore used as a cleansing agent 36 Organ part 37 The Bard’s witch 38 Bookish 39 Settle an account 40 Some synthetic fabrics 42 Four score 43 Tranquilizes 44 Pool-owner’s problem 45 Cardinals’ cap abbr. 46 It might be X-rayed 49 Result of flying the coop? 53 Adjutants 54 Traditional knowledge 55 Golden rule preposition 56 Bits of news 57 Look with malicious intent 58 Dispose of, informally 59 Kingdom of Croesus DOWN

To solve a Sudoku puzzle every number from 1 to 9 must appear in: Each of the nine vertical columns, Each of the nine horizontal rows, Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes. Remember no number can occur more than one in any row; column or box.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Money has been slow coming in, but this situation changes for the better as September rolls around. Check bank statements for errors. Take positive steps to boost your bank balance.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a break even if it is just for a day or two. Relax, re-center and nurture your own inner self. Proceed with caution if you are hoping to resume a relationship from the past. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Think about your life’s work and your hopes and dreams for the future. Accept a board position with a local group. Consider getting involved with a political campaign or running for office. Take computer lessons. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will be highly visible during September. You could receive a promotion or be given a raise or a bonus. Get out and about and make new business contacts. Push yourself forward, but be considerate of others CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Get in touch with your in-laws or relatives who live at a distance. Attend a conference or seminar and tag a few days on at the end to enjoy a real vacation. Seek out a lawyer, teacher or spiritual advisor. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take steps to pay off any debts you share with your partner. On the positive side, your partner could receive a bonus or a raise in pay. Work to control a bad habit you have been wanting to break.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Since you have plenty of energy to move ahead, step out with confidence and make your presence known. Do not procrastinate, set a high bar for personal achievement. Focus on changing yourself, not others.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take the initiative to improve a personal relationship. Treat your partner to a romantic dinner. If you are finally ready to make a commitment, this is a great time to set a date. Negotiate a business agreement.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Reorganize your work area. Clean up your messy desk and get started on a new work project. Draw up a new business plan for the month of September. Schedule a medical check-up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Express the real you through an art form, craft or hobby. Why not join a Little Theatre group? Some singles may meet a new romantic interest. Others will put new zip into their current relationship. Have fun! GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you have been putting off a home improvement project, September is a great month to get started. Proceed with caution if you are considering a home based business that requires a huge investment. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The pace of life picks up, the communication flow resumes and you will easily gain lost time. So make that phone call, write that e-mail or letter or get-together with someone you need to talk to. 1 Challenge for a speech therapist 2 Prime draft classification 3 Completely developed 4 Eternal 5 Pigeon perches, sometimes 6 Accom panied drums in a march 7 Reed and Grant 8 Hole-punching gadget 9 Spike Lee film 10 Novelist Emily 11 Second-person person

12 Mag wheels? 13 Make out 19 Mass of humanity 21 Start to fall 24 Asian dish 25 Inane 26 Spicy stew 27 Like some comebacks 28 Hawaiian exchanges 29 Comfort in sorrow 30 Range rovers 32 Injures with a horn 35 Mild stimulant from a palm tree 36 Wisdom

38 Dapper, as a dresser 39 Chignon relative 41 King’s employee 42 Inventor Whitney 44 They create carbon monoxide 46 Former fleet 47 Trucking rig 48 Pisan pronoun 49 Building addition, sometimes 50 A Stooge 51 Opposite of “post” 52 Former Roxy Music member







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More mosquitoes test positive for WNV Durham Region Health Department has received notification of adult mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in the Pickering and Ajax communities. This is the first positive mosquito results for the Pickering area and the second for Ajax this season. Mosquitoes from both areas were collected on Aug. 22 from permanent mosquito traps placed throughout the Region by the Health Department. Positive confirmation was received on Aug. 28. “Although the nights are now getting cooler and we’re almost into the month of September, mosquitoes still remain quite active at this time of year,” said Laura Freeland, Manager, Environmental Health with Durham Region Health Department. “Therefore, it’s still important for area residents to remain cautious and take necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.” WNV is a mosquito-borne disease that is spread to humans through the bite of an

infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on the blood of a bird that carries the virus. The disease is not passed from person to person or from bird to person. Most people who contract the virus will experience mild illness including fever, headache, body ache, nausea, vomiting and rash on the chest, stomach or back. More serious symptoms can include muscle weakness, stiff neck, confusion, tremors, numbness and sudden sensitivity to light. Symptoms usually develop between two and 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. To minimize the risk of mosquito bites and the possibility of being infected with WNV, the Health Department recommends taking the following precautions: Wear shoes, socks and light-coloured clothing, including long sleeve tops and full-length pants, when outside especially during evening, nighttime or dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin, following

Health Canada’s safety tips on using personal insect repellents. More information on using insect repellents containing DEET can be found in Health Canada’s pamphlet “Safety Tips on Using Personal Insect Repellent” at html. Ensure that window and door screens are in good repair to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. As directed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, dead birds are no longer collected and submitted for WNV testing. However, the Health

Department continues to use indicators such as adult and larval mosquito surveillance to determine the risk of West Nile virus for area residents. For more information on WNV, please call the Health Department’s Environmental Help Line at 905-723-3818 or 1-888777-9613, ext. 2188.

Registration is coming soon! Learn to skate Canskate Programs for children ages 3 and up as well as Starskate Figure Skating New this year! Power skating, preschool Stick and Puck, and Off-ice training. All programs taught by Skate Canada certified professional coaches. Fall session begins Monday Sept 12. Register at Scugog Arena (Pad 2):

Monday, Sept 12 3:30 to 6:00pm Tuesday, Sept 13 3:30 to 6:30pm and FREE Women’s Pilates Classes Thursday, Sept 15 Every Monday evening 3:30 to 5:30pm starting September 12th, 2011 7:30pm For more information

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