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Toy drive returns to Scugog on Saturday, Nov. 16 BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

SCUGOG: The holiday season has officially returned to Scugog, with the first ‘Fill The Van’ event of the new and improved Operation Scugog Food and Toy Drive. The annual event returns this Saturday (Nov. 16) with the first Fill the Van day at Foodland in Port Perry, located at 278 Queen St. The official Toy Drive Van will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept donations of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys. This will be the first of five Fill the Van events, with the remainder taking place at the following locations: - Nov. 23 - McDonalds, 14500 Simcoe St. - Nov. 30 - Shoppers Drug Mart, 1865 Scugog St. - Dec. 7 - Vos’ Independent Grocer, 1893 Scugog St. - Dec. 14 - Canadian Tire, 14325 Simcoe St. In addition to the Fill The Van events, food and toys can be dropped off at the following locations from now until Dec. 14: - The Standard Newspaper, 94 Water St. - Micklegate Realty Ltd., 76 Water St. - Anchor Self Storage - 24 Easy St. - BMO - 1894 Scugog St. - Canadian Tire - 14325 Simcoe St. - Foodland - 278 Queen St. - Gus Brown - 10 Vanedward Dr. - McDonalds - 14500 Simcoe St. - Royal Bank - 210 Queen St. - Scugog Visitor & Business Centre – 237 Queen St. - Shoppers Drug Mart - 1865 Scugog St. - Scotiabank - 1535 Hwy. 7A - Vos’ Independent - 1893 Scugog St. All food and toys donated will be collected for the Operation Scugog Food Bank, who will package and distribute the items to local families in need, just in time for Christmas. All donations will stay within Scugog Township. Once again, fundraiser icons are available from Nov. 22 to Dec. 7 at Vos Independent, Canadian Tire and various locations in downtown Port Perry. For a twoonie, donors can directly help Operation Scugog Food Bank and be entered in a draw for amazing prizes. Organizers are looking to break the current record of $11,000 raised by the sale of the icons in previous years. Watch The Standard for more news about this year’s Food and Toy Drive in the coming weeks.

REMEMBRANCE DAY MARKED IN NORTH DURHAM: Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 419 and local Cadets march through downtown Port Perry this past Monday (Nov. 11), en route to one of many Remembrance Day celebrations throughout North Durham. See Page 16 for more photos from Scugog and Uxbridge. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

Uxbridge toy drive gears up for 2013 DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: Starting this week, Uxbridge residents can do their part in ensuring that all local residents have a happy holiday season with the return of the Uxbridge Community Toy Drive. Spearheaded by Canadian Tire owner/operator Pat Higgins, the Toy Drive began 15 years ago with four locations collecting toys, and has grown by leaps and bounds ever since. This year, local residents will be able to make donations at several locations around Uxbridge, including: Canadian Tire, Zehrs, WalMart, McDonald’s, Little Acorn and M&M Meats. As well, donation bins will be placed at Uxbridge Arena and Uxpool starting on

Tuesday, Nov. 12. Mr. Higgins noted that the Toy Drive will be hitting the ground running this year, thanks to the past generosity of the Uxbridge community. “We’re off to a great start this year, and already have donations rolling in,� Mr. Higgins said during a kick-off event held at Canadian Tire on Friday, Nov. 8. Toys are collected by volunteers in a van donated by Williamson Uxbridge and featuring graphics from Dire Consulting, and taken to the Masonic Lodge where they are sorted, and distributed amongst the various community groups in Uxbridge. The Toy Drive runs until Christmas Eve, and all toys donated in Uxbridge stay in Uxbridge. TURN TO PAGE 4


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’TIS THE SEASON: Hannah tries out a new toy at a recent Mom 2 Mom Sale in Port Perry, just one of the many local sales and bazaars taking place in North Durham leading up to the holiday season. See our North Durham Happenings listing on Page 6 for more upcoming community events like this one. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard


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Arrest made in Skinner murder DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

MAUD’S FAVOURITE THINGS: Sisters Hannah and Erin Cleary were selling Hannah’s homemade and organic cosmetic products, 7Cs Organics, to shoppers like Karen Bennett at Maud’s Favourite Things Gift Show and Sale last Saturday (Nov. 9) in the Historic Leaskdale Church. ZACHARY GRECO Special to The Standard

Scugog Seniors’ Forum on Friday SCUGOG: North Durham seniors are invited to learn more about the services and organizations available to them in the community, at the upcoming Scugog Seniors Information Forum. The event, presented by the Scugog Seniors Advisory Committee, takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Scugog Community Centre at 1655 Reach St. in Port Perry. Admission is free. More than 40 organizations presenting their goods and services will be on hand at the event, ranging from local clubs and sports leagues to services such as healthcare and housing. In addition, two panel presentations focusing on seniors’ health and housing will take place at the forum. Representatives from Medical Associates of Port

Perry, Lakeridge Health and Community Care Durham will speak to healthcare, while Solterra Housing, Lucyk Homes and Silver Connections will talk to at-

tendees on the issue of seniors’ housing issues. For more information or to pre-register for presentations, call 905-9857346, ext. 115.

NORTH DURHAM: After more than four years of searching, Toronto Police made an arrest in connection to the death of Uxbridge native Chris Skinner last week. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Toronto Police arrested 23-year-old Agustin Caruso of Etobicoke and charged him with seconddegree murder in the 2009 slaying of the 27-year-old Uxbridge native and Port Perry HS graduate. On the night of his death, Skinner was walking home from Toronto’s Entertainment District following a celebration for his sister’s birthday at around 3 a.m., when he was beaten and then run over on Adelaide St., and left for dead. “It’s a bittersweet day,” Det.-Sgt. Stacy Gallant said during a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 7. He also acknowledged the tireless work of investigators, hundreds of interviews and numerous tips from Crime Stoppers that ultimately led to the arrest of the alleged driver of the SUV that ran over Mr. Skinner on Oct. 18. 2009, causing his untimely death. Last month, on the fourth anniversary of his death, Toronto Police were joined by Skinner’s family when they announced that they had a new lead in the case, and had identified the black SUV used in the murder. At Wednesday’s press conference, Gallant added that the black Ford Explorer that police believe was the murder weapon in the case was seized by police earlier this year, and was not in the accused’s possession at the time of his arrest. Det.-Sgt. Gallant added that there were

six people in the SUV on the night of Skinner’s death, and vowed that those involved in the attack or helped those responsible elude police will eventually be brought to justice, and believes that at least two more arrests will be made in the case. While he was glad to be able to bring news of the arrest to Skinner’s family - who were also present at the press conference Gallant believes that the arrest should have come much sooner. “I am disappointed to say that in the four years of this investigation that none of the individuals that did not participate in any way in the death of Chris Skinner chose to come forward on their own,” he said. “They instead kept this information to themselves and lived with it for the past four years.” Skinner’s parents expressed relief knowing that the man accused in the death of the son is “off the streets.” His mother Ellen also noted disappointment with no one involved having come forward with information about the crime. “It’s horrible and they have to live with that for the rest of their lives,” she said. Toronto Police had offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case, while the Skinner family had offered an additional $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of their son’s killers. Ultimately, the reward was not collected, and Mrs. Skinner said that the money will be donated to charity. The accused was remanded in police custody until his next appearance on Monday, Dec. 2.

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New Uxbridge charity to meet later this month

UXBRIDGE: With an eye towards improving their community, three busy local women with an interest in directly helping others in the Uxbridge community are starting a local chapter of an international charity program and they are looking for your help. The ‘100 Women Who Care Uxbridge’ chapter consists of a group of local women interested in making an immediate, direct and positive effect within the Uxbridge area by contributing 100 per cent of their donations to local charities. The first 100 Women Who Care group was formed in November 2006 in Jackson, Michigan, and the movement has steadily grown since then. Today, there are over 83 chapters of the charity across North America including approximately a dozen in Canada. At their first one-hour meeting, the Jackson chapter raised $10,000 which went toward the purchase of 300 new baby cribs for an organization in their city. The commitment for each member involves attending four (one each quarter), one hour meetings a year and pledging $100 per meeting for a total of $400 per year. Membership can also be done in pairs or groups of four. At each meeting, members may nominate a charity to receive the group’s quarterly donation by completing a ‘Charity Nomination Form.’ From the entries, three nominations are chosen at random and the member that submitted the request is given the opportunity to make a five minute presentation describing the charity in need. Following the presentations, each member (or group) in attendance votes on their preferred organization. Votes are tallied and the charity is immediately announced, at which time each of the 100 women writes their cheque for $100, equaling what the group hopes to be at least $10,000 in less than an hour’s time! Each quarter, members witness how their combined donations can improve local lives when placed in the hands of deserving agencies working to serve the local community. Due to the very gracious donation of its facility, the first meeting of the Uxbridge Chapter of 100 Women Who Care will be held on Monday, Nov. 25, at Wooden Sticks Golf Club, located at 40 Elgin Park Dr. Registration begins at 6:45 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7 p.m. 100 Women Who Care Uxbridge has the potential to raise and donate over $40,000 annually, directly impacting our local community while encouraging women of like minds to meet new people and learn about unique charities within the Uxbridge Community. Registration forms and additional information can be found at their web site, www.100womenuxbridge.com.

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Bob and Sue Dalby proudly announce the marriage of their daughter, Angela to Shane Savage, in a backyard ceremony of her childhood home on June 8, 2013. The marriage of their son, Michael to Jill Demerse on her parent’s farm in Chilliwack, British Columbia on July 13, 2013. OUR FAMILY IS GROWING! Blessed by the arrival of Avery Grace Savage Born July 28, 2013 at 6 lbs., 13 oz to Angela and Shane

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Toy drive is back to help out Uxbridge

KICKING OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON: A host of local merchants gathered at Canadian Tire Uxbridge for the kick-off of the 15th edition of the Uxbridge Community Toy Drive. Starting this week, and running until Dec. 24, donation bins will be placed around Uxbridge for new, unwrapped toys to ensure that all residents of Uxbridge Township enjoy a happy holiday season. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard F RO M PAG E 1

“It’s local people giving to local charities and staying local,” Uxbridge BIA Facilitator Sari Pandopulos told The Standard. According to Mr. Higgins, last year, the Toy Drive took in more than 2,700 pieces and more than

$4,000 in cash donations which allows organizers to purchase items such as boots, hats and mittens that are not normally covered by the Toy Drive as well as filling in any shortfalls in the age groups. There is always a great need for

toys geared towards older children and teenagers, such as gift cards and electronics. Volunteers are at the root of the Toy Drive’s continued success in Uxbridge, and those interested in volunteering can learn more by visiting www.uxbridgetoydrive.com.

Big year for Jumpstart program in Uxbridge DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: It was a banner year for Canadian Tire Jumpstart’s Uxbridge chapter with more than 500 local youths aided by the organization to enjoy recreation activities. On Monday, Nov. 4, Canadian Tire Uxbridge owner Pat Higgins, and township staffers Amanda Ferraro and

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Rebecca Harman appeared before council to provide an annual update on the achievements of the Jumpstart program in Uxbridge Township, including the tremendous growth of the program since launching in 2005. “It was a record year for us this year, and we were able to help a lot of youth in Uxbridge,” Mr. Higgins said. “As well this year, we took over YMCA programming and added an after school program for Grades 8 to 11. It was a real breakthrough year, we’ve come a long way since 2005 when we helped 15 or so kids. It’s a real credit to Amanda and Rebecca, they’re the ones working to really make it happen.” Last year 543 local youths received support from Jumpstart totalling almost $43,000. Since the program began in 2005, there have been 1,055 local youth that have received almost $125,000 towards sport and recreation opportunities. According to Mr. Higgins, the mandate of Jumpstart is to provide opportunities for all youth to enjoy sports and recreation as one in three Canadian youths are not financially able to take part in their chosen sport. Funding for the local Jumpstart chapter comes from a variety of sources including, events put on by Canadian Tire, the annual Gary Roberts and Friends Celebrity golf tournament at Wooden Sticks, community events and contributions from local service clubs. Mr. Higgins added that 100 per cent of money raised in Uxbridge stays in Uxbridge. Jumpstart funding helps those local youths involved in sustained programs that help them over time. Ms. Ferraro added that most programs funded through Jumpstart last at least 10 weeks with some even running year-round. “Healthy communities are happy communities and there’s a real ripple effect,” said Ms. Harman, noting the broad benefits of having active youth in the community.

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Tree lighting, Santa crafts this weekend SCUGOG: The Port Perry BIA will be getting into the holiday spirit this weekend, with a pair of events taking place Friday and Saturday. Tomorrow night (Nov. 15), the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony returns to downtown Port Perry and runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event begins with a candlelight walk and caroling from Palmer Park on Water St., leading through the downtown area and back to the park for hot chocolate and cookies with Santa Claus. The next day (Nov. 16), the annual Crafts With Santa event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Scugog Memorial Public Library, located at 231 Water St. in Port Perry. Sponsored by the BIA, YMCA, Cuddly Bunny, Nutty Chocolatier and Scugog Memorial Library, the event will feature a number of holiday-themed crafts for kids.

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SCARING HUNGER: The Me To We Group at Port Perry High School display the many donations of nonperishable food items collected on Halloween, part of the group’s annual We Scare Hunger Campaign. Instead of collecting candy, the local students go door-to-door in search of items for the Operation Scugog Food Bank. ALEX ROSS The Standard

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Port Perry Santa Claus Parade returns Nov. 23 SCUGOG: It’s hard to believe it’s already that time again, but on Nov. 23, the sights and sounds of the holiday season will return to downtown Port Perry with the 2013 Santa Claus Parade. This annual event, presented by thhe Scugog Chamber of Commerce and Port Perry Lions Club, will once again bring the Christmas spirit to Scugog, starting at 5 p.m., when floats, bands and displays leave the Port Perry Fairgrounds at Old Simcoe Rd. and Reach St., making its way south on Simcoe St. and along Queen St. through

downtown Port Perry. This year’s theme is ‘Christmas Around The World’ and the various community groups involved are sure to bring their best interpretations to the streets of Port Perry. Floats must be registered by Nov. 16. Both the Chamber and the Lions are looking for adult and student volunteers to cover roles such as float organizers (adults), clowns (adults) and elves (students) to help Santa as he travels through Port Perry.

Please help keep this tradition alive and well by donating to the parade so that volunteers can continue their outstanding work in 2013. The Lions Club event Clowns following the lead car will be happy to receive donations. Mary St. will also be closed off to parking to accommodate the floats as they end the parade. For more information, visit the Chamber office at 237 Queen St., call 905-985-4971 or visit www. scugogchamber.ca.

GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till The Greenbank Lions recently did hearing and vision screening tests with Sr. Kindergarten and Gr. 1 classes at both Greenbank and Epsom schools to determine if further tests are needed by doctors or audiologist. A reminder of the free information “forum” for Seniors at Scugog Community Centre this coming Friday, Nov. 15 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with 40 different organizations providing useful information for seniors. Rides available by calling 985-7346 ext. 115. On Dec. 7th the Greenbank Lions will hold a “Breakfast with Santa” at Greenbank Hall, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for one to 8 year olds with movies, breakfast, a Christmas bulb hunt, and gift bag. Limit 35 children. Call 905-9856276 to register.

On Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 am to 4 p.m. a “Vendor’s Fair” at Greenbank Hall for your shopping pleasure. School News: Poinsettias are back – beautiful plants at a great price, a fundraiser for GPS from now to Nov. 28, with Dec. 4th pick up date. The food drive was a great success of over 400 items. Thanks to all students contributing. The first HSP lunch sponsored by Evening U.C.W. unit raised $380. Thanks U.C.W. Anyone wishing to sponsor a lunch, cost is $150 with proceeds going directly to healthy snack supplies. Lunch room supervisors are needed; a paid position. Contact school at 905-9852567 for any of the above. Congratulations to all the Sunshine ticket winners this week and last – Tyler P. (responsibility);

Madison H. – (Focus); Mike P. –(organization). A Remembrance Day Program on Nov. 11 honoured the veterans present and past by class participants. Sincere sympathy to Penny Myers and family with the passing of Penny’s father mid-October. At the Royal Winter Fair Barclay Phoenix judged the Jersey Cattle, and Carl Phoenix was his associate judge. Church News: Peace Sunday, a service of Remembrance, and tribute to all veterans, had greeters Tim and Julie Myers, “Piper” Shona Stone leading the Flag carrier, Shelley Phoenix, the Sunday School children, and veterans Neil Hunter and Rev. Newton Reed. Soloist Erika Phillips sang “Amazing Grace” and Pauline reed made an appeal for

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SUNDERLAND by Denise Wilson Sunderland now has a new Standard newspaper box on the main drag! So, if they are well stocked we should never miss the news that comes right out on Wednesday mornings. When you do read this, it will twig your memory about the Sunderland United Church Auction, this Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16. Brunches, dinners for six, a Christmas in July`dinner pool party, local artists’ works, a cottage for a week, quilted wall hangings, golf certificates, jewelry, baking and on and on will all be available. You can go by the church Friday evening between 7:30 and 9 p.m. to view the silent items and add your written bid. Then, come back Saturday from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. to “up” your bid and then the silent part of the bidding ends, and you become the proud owner of a treasure or three. At 2:30 p.m. the “wild” part begins with everyone wisecracking and trying to outbid each other for the “really big treasures!” It’s really worth a trip to Sunderland to see Bill Brethour the `auctioneer` and, of course, do your Christmas shopping. See you there! Did you know that the Sunderland arena has “Moms and Tots skating” every Tuesday and Friday morning from 10:30 till noon and Tuesday afternoons. Now that can include Grandma and Grandpa and whoever else has a wee one that needs a safe wide open ice pad to slip, slide on! Two dollars for the adults; goodness, memories are made for these moments. As I write this column today, it is Remembrance Day and so a thought would be, lets make every day a day to remember those who have served or who are serving our country, and to say “thank you” when we meet one, for everything that that freedom brings us! Have a lovely week, and keep the news coming.

NORTH DURHAM Wednesday, November 13 - The Lindsay Canadian Club is pleased to welcome John Fraser, award-winning journalist and Master of Massey College, who will speak about his latest book, The Secret of the Crown. Social hour 5:30; dinner 6:30, followed by the speaker. At the Lindsay Golf and Country Club, Lindsay St S, Lindsay. For more info, call Rae Fleming, 705-439-2337. - Lake Scugog Historical Society Open Meeting, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 319 Queen St. at 7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Ruth Burkholder from the Genealogists of Canada Society, discussing ways to trace your family history. Thursday, November 14 Sandford United Church Roast Beef Supper, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Sandford Community Centre. Adults $15, Children 6-12 yrs $7 and children under 6 yrs free. Tickets at the door or call 905862-3684. - Durham Region Health Department holds a Flu Shot Clinic at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry, from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 Sunderland St. Andrew’s United Church is holding a Fundraising Auction at 10 Church Street, Sunderland. Viewing and Silent Auction Bidding on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. & resumes Saturday at 11 a.m. until bidding closes at 2 p.m. The Live Auction begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Guest Auctioneer Bill

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SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux-Ball Call to worship on this Remembrance Sunday was called by Rev Michele Hofman. A warm and friendly welcome to all who came out on the Remembrance Service Sunday. The Message: A Remembrance Day Message for Two Voices. Thanks is extended to: Doug Baird, Rev Catharina Bowers, Ken StowellSmith, Marilyn Di Paolo, Elizabeth Freeman and to all the Congregation. Orchestra Sunday -November 17

with the practice being on Nov. 16 at 10:30 a.m. There is still time to sign up for the Mystery Sisters Dinner, Dec. 4, at the Island Hall. $20 per lady. For information on the Yoga program held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, please call Jacqueline at 905-985-7236. Thanks and appreciation goes out to the Freeman’s for providing the refreshments at the time

for fellowship following the morning service. Happy Birthday wishes goes out this week to the following: Dawn Marsden, Shean Marsden (11), Candice Creighton (12) and to Tracy Gauthier on the 14. Happy Birthday to anyone who may have been missed. I can be reached by phone at 905985-7662, or by e-mail at jc.lesaux@ me.com.

ZEPHYR AND SANDFORD by Pat Asling First, let me say how much I have appreciated all the prayers, cards, get-well wishes, e-mails, etc. since I broke my hip. It is truly appreciated. I am home now and hope to be going strong before much longer. As you might expect not, being able to drive for awhile is difficult but, that too will pass. Dreary fall weather seems to have arrived but we can still look for a few lovely day of Indian Summer- I expect the several frosts we had killed most of the plants and the leaves are filtering down. That means deer hunting season and several of the usual suspects have been on the trail this past week. No word on their success but one didn’t even need to leave home to bag an 11 point trophy buck. Turkeys are getting brave and coming close to buildings too! There is a wealth of various food stuff left over in the surrounding fields so hunger will not be a problem. Huge flocks of geese are wheeling in the sky, not sure which direction to head. Brethour. Auction items include: Cottage for a Week, Dinners for Six, Stained Glass Window, Quilted Table Runner & Wall Hanging, Theatre Tickets and much more. Refreshments available. - Come celebrate the Season at the Port Perry Hospital Auxiliary Christmas sale - Camille’s Corner gift shop (in hospital lobby) Friday from 9 a.m. - 7p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking during the sale. Fashion accessories, gift items, hand knits for every age, Holiday Décor and much more. Ten per cent off all items during this sale. Saturday, November 16 Co-ed Recreational Volleyball Charity Tournament for Teacher Mentors Abroad, St. Paul’s Church, Leaskdale. Entry Fee is $30 per person, lunch is included. Round Robin Tournament followed by an all team play off. Each team must have a minimum of 3 female players on the court at all times. Rotation as necessary to accommodate the rest of the team members. To register a team or be added to a team, contact Doug Lippay at (705) 357-2229 or Dlippay@treats.com. Learn more, visit: www.teachermentors.ca -St. John Ambulance offers a Health Care Provider CPR course; course runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. and costs $99. All courses are at the new St. John Ambulance Training Centre located at 32 Cambridge Street South, Lindsay. For more information or to pre-register, please call 705-324-9894 or e-mail sjalindsay@bellnet.ca - Port Perry Villa is hosting their 30th Annual Christmas Bazaar, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a Toonie Sale, Bake Shop, Giant Christmas Stocking Draw, Tea Room, Loads of Vendors, Live Entertainment and Free Tea and Coffee. - St. Paul’s Anglican Church,59 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge, Annual Turkey Dinner - continuous service from 5 p.m. to 7:00 pm. Tickets available from Church 905-852-7016 or at the door.

The Sandford Council met last Tuesday. Rev. Diane spent her study week planning the services for the rest of the year so we can be sure that the next couple of months will be ones to remember. Please join with us. Sandford is at 9:30 a.m. and Zephyr at 11 a.m. We send our sympathies to the Moore family on the death of Alice Hilda Moore, who passed away in Parkview Manor Nov.6. The funeral service was held at Low and Low on Sunday, Nov.10. The family include Donna Cleverdon, Nancee (Jim), Larry (Sue) Brian and Brenda, 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The Sandford Beef Supper is Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 7 p.m., adults $15, children over six are $7. Donations of pies are always appreciated. Start you Christmas season off right by attending the annual Candlelight service on Sunday evening, Dec.1. There is no better way to get in the real mood of the Christmas season! Adults $15; Children 12 and under $10; preschoolers free. - Scugog Christian School hosts its annual Fundraising Bazaar and Public Auction on Saturday November 16, 2013 at Scugog Christian School, 14480 Old Simcoe Road, Prince Albert starting at 2 pm. - Christmas Craft & Home Show, Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave., Uxbridge. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 30 vendors, tea room, bake sale, white elephant, door prizes. Free admission. For info call Diane at 905-852-6213. Wednesday, November 20 - The G-Moms of Port Perry will be hosting an African Dinner at the Port Perry Villa. The event opens at 5:30 for a market place and an authentic African meal: appetizers, main course and dessert including refreshments will be provided for the special price of $20 per ticket. More information at tinie5@ xplornet.com. Tickets are available from Royal Le Page - Franks Real Estate (Queen Street), Coldwell Banker Real Estate (Food Basics Plaza ). Sunday, November 24 Community Fundraiser in support of Manilla Hall and St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Cresswell - Irwin Smith Concert and Dinner. Manilla Community Hall, 16990 Simcoe St., Manilla. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7:309 p.m. Limited tickets - $25 per person (dinner and show) or $10 (show only). Take out dinners available. Call 705-341-0043 or 705-9539814 for tickets or information.

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BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly On a nasty morning, an impressive and well attended Remembrance Day service was held at the Recreation Centre. Following the indoor service, the group moved to the Cenotaph where the Honour Roll was read. The traditional time of silence was observed, followed by the laying of wreathes. The Blackstock and District Lions Club served a lunch following the service. On Friday, Nov. 14

Scugog Township is sponsoring a Seniors’ Information Forum at the Scugog Community Centre in Port Perry with over 40 organizations presenting goods and services. There will be a public meeting at the Rec Centre on Nov. 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to share and discuss the exciting new renovation plans for the hall. Do mark your calendar to attend. On Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m., St. John’s Anglican

Church invites you to attend Choral Evensong of the Feast of the Reign of Christ featuring the Tudor Choir representing North House. Winners at the Tuesday evening card party were Elaine Bailey, Ellen Gibson, Lorna Edgerton, Wilma VanCamp, who had the most lone hands, Elmo Gibson and Vivian Canning, low. Special were won by Marie Gibson (92), Harold Crawford and Alma Manns.

SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew and Jean Short Many thanks to the community for helping to make the Annual Turkey Supper a huge success. The U.C.W. would also like to thank all that donated baking, preserves and crafts to make their bazaar a success. Special thanks to Ken and Eleanor Sturman who have organized and co-ordinated the supper for many years. ‘Seagrave Secret Pal Ladies’ group meets the last Friday night of November every year - if you are looking for an evening of fun, fellowship, to meet new

friends, a little entertainment, consider joining us, call Diane Cooke at 9853722 for more info. The Church welcomed many children who are ready and willing to help build the float for the Santa Claus parade. Coming events: Nov. 14 - 7 p.m. “Opening the Doors to Spirituality” with Rev. Paul. Nov. 16 7:30 p.m. - Kawartha Male Chorus presents “Christmas is Coming” at Fairview Baptist Church, 130 Colborne St.

W. Lindsay, For tickets, call Len Somerville at 985-8066. Adults $15. Children $5. Nov. 17 9:15 a.m. Church Service; 9:15 a.m. 10:15 Children will work on Santa Claus parade float. Anyone wishing to place a poinsettia in memory of a loved one, Please contact Diane Puckrin at 985-2489 before Dec. 1. Dec.1 7:30 p.m. Seventh Annual Christmas Carol Service “An Old Fashioned Christmas” at Pinedale Church. Guest will be George Timms.

CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell Caesarea Nestleton Euchre Here are the results from Thursday, Nov. 7: 1st (tie) - J Westall, & M Smith, 2nd (tie) - E Bailey, & E Bradt, 3rd - M Trunks, 4th - J Slemon, 5th - R Stephenson; Most Lone Hands (tie) - J Westall, J Hawkins, and N Lackner; and Low Score - T Speck. We had 11 full tables plus 2 extras for a total of 46 people. Hope you can join us on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Pineridge Chorus Just a last minute reminder that Pineridge Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is on stage at the Music Hall in Uxbridge on Saturday, November

EPSOM AND UTICA by Shari Kerry The Gift of Giving Holiday Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 23 from 10am - 3pm at the Port Perry Community Centre. There will be pictures with Santa for $5 or a toy donation from 11am - 2pm. There will be over 30 vendors, and admission is a non-perishable food item or toy. Zehrs will no longer be taking Zehrs tapes as of January 1, 2014. Elva Kerry has asked that anyone who has Zehrs tapes, to please get them to her by December 15 so she can send them in. If you have any questions, please contact her. Best wishes and good luck from the community goes out to our Epsom School secretary, Heather Elrick, as she moves on to her new school of Quaker Village P.S. We also would like to welcome Jennifer Wilson as the new Epsom secretary. The Food Grains Bank combined the corn on Marsh Hill Rd. last Saturday. There was 35 acres harvested with the average moisture 25 per cent. They graded 2.00. There was 103.68 dry tonnes, and with the drying costs, the total was $12,397.15. Thank you to everyone who helped combine and truck.

16 at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available from any chorus member for $20. This is their fall show, entitled “Celebrate the Music” and they are excited about performing in front of their hometown, which includes all the communities from Ballantrae to Port Bolster and Scugog Point to Zephyr, and several places in between. Blackstock & District Lions Club At our last meeting, the Marketing and Communications Officer of the Grandview Children’s’ Centre was our speaker. Grandview (helpourkids.ca) is the only centre in Durham Region which deals with special needs children, including those with cerebral palsy, autism, brain injuries, etc. They are using private donations to facilitate parent and care-giver workshops, where they give the adults ideas and strategies to help their kids as they await their turn for full therapy. She emphasized that they need public awareness as much as money, so more facilities can hopefully be opened.

PRINCE ALBERT by Pat Boyd Join in the fun and laughter and the cajoling of the auctioneers at the Annual Talent Auction, Friday, Nov. 15, at Prince Albert Church. Viewing begins at 7:15 p.m. with the auction at 8 p.m. The U.C.W. will have pie and refreshments available during intermission. Scugog Christian School welcomes all to their Annual Bazaar and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 16. The bazaar runs from 2 to 5 p.m. The Public Charity Auction begins at 6 pm with many wonderful items to bid on. The money raised at both the Bazaar and Auction is a major fundraiser for the school. The winners at the Thursday evening euchre at the Community center are Connie Cloutier, Audrey Adams, Merle St. John, Doreen Bainbridge, Aileen Dawson and Rick Fink.

To list your church events contact Christopher at 905-985-6985


19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, November 17 10 a.m. Morning Service

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 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

ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 www.stjohnsportperry.com SUNDAY, November 17 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome


2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 www.portperrybaptist.ca Rev. Jim Clemens, Sr. Pastor Join us for worship this week:

SUNDAY SERVICES 9:15 a.m. Sunday school for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Worship Nursery Care and Jr. Church is available A warm welcome to all


70 Toronto St. North Uxbridge Father John Duffy Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Confessions Saturday 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For Mass through the week call office 905-852-6944

14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry newsongportperry.ca Sunday, November 17, 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome. (905) 982-2064 or newsongadmin@powergate.ca


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, November 17 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 • www.portperryunited.com

UXBRIDGE TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 20 First Avenue Pastor Kirby Constable 905-852-6213 www.trinityuxbridge.com

Join us on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. A contemporary worship experience in a relaxed environment.

Staff: Dr. Fred Penney, Lead Pastor Scott Manuel, Youth Pastor Brenna Cruickshank, Children’s Ministry Director 1680 Reach Street. - 905-985-4441 website: www.emmanuelcc.ca Emmanuel Community Church: ‘Reaching up to God; Reaching out to our Community,’


(Anglican Church of Canada)

Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 ascension@powergate.ca www.ascensionportperry.com



Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop vccpp@powergate.ca www.victorychristiancentre.net Tuesday Youth Meeting and “HEARTBEAT” after school program started in September Friday - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Revival Join us Sunday Mornings at 10 a.m. Prayer 10:30 a.m. Celebration Service SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES

All Saints Sunday and Memorial Service

Sunday, November 17

26th Sunday after Pentecost 10 a.m. Communion & Anointing Service Sunday School and Nursery available


Pastor Bernhard VanderVlis SUNDAYS at 10 a.m. Mid-week programs for youth and adults! 14480 Old Simcoe Rd. (Between 7A and Prince Albert) 905-985-9307 hopechurch@powergate.ca www.hopeforportperry.ca


Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

revpaul@andrewswireless.net www.greenbankchurch.com

SUNDAY, November 17 Remembrance Day Service Greenbank (Hwy 12, minutes. N. of Pt. Perry) Anniversary Sunday (All Welcome) 11 a.m. Morning Service

Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave)

Closed - Please join Greenbank in honouring Remembrance Day at 11 a.m. Everyone is Welcome Children’s time with 11 a.m. service

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EDITORIAL Our money’s worth? With last week’s suspension of the three Senators at the heart of the spending scandal in the House of Sober Second Thought, all sides in the great abolition-versus-reformation debate are seemingly weighing in on the future of the Red Chamber. While it’s a tempting knee-jerk reaction to say let’s just get rid of the whole thing, total abolishment of the Senate is in the same territory as eliminating government as a whole - equal parts unpractical and unlikely. Now reformation, that’s another thing. There’s little question that in its current state, the Senate appears to the average Canadian as little more than a reward for those who curried favour with any given Prime Minister. The demands placed on Senators compared to the perks of the position are seemingly out of line. While it is an important function and should carry some form of incentive, the behaviours exemplified in the recent spending scandals (the political implications/involvements are another matter altogether) seem part and parcel of a culture of entitlement with no ceiling. Limiting terms of appointment and reviewing the appointment process itself puts the onus on both Senators and the Prime Ministers who recommend their appointment to do a better job. In 2012, Canada’s Upper Chamber cost taxpayers roughly $89 million in operating costs, covering everything from salaries for Senators and staff to those travel costs that have come into question in recent months. Averaged out, this cost works out to around $2.50 for each of Canada’s 35 million or so residents. If that cost can’t be lowered, perhaps taxpayers can get their money’s worth.

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A challenge to Ontario politicians First ‘Fright’ event a success To the Editor, An open letter to Ontario politicians: Re: Hydro Debt Retirement Charges: Is it not time to erase this blight on our monthly Hydro bills? I am sure that that unfair charge that Ontarians are paying, and have been for more years than I care to remember, has been well and truly paid for. We should not have been charged for incompetence in

the first place. By my conservative calculations - and they are probably a lot lower than the actual figure - we have paid Hydro, based on 12 years, at least $3,000,000,000. We have also paid $390,000,000 in illegal taxes at least, as we should not be paying taxes on a financial debt. Is this the reason no one in government is doing anything about this situation, because it is a cash cow for them as well?

I strongly believe that all this tax money should be returned to Ontarians in the form as a rebate as it never should have been charged in the first place. I challenge any politician to respond to this letter, with the actual figures, if they can obtain them.

Peter Snowden Port Perry

To the Editor, Thank you to everyone who came out to ‘Fright at the Museum’ on Friday, October 25. The Uxbridge Historical Centre’s first annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Mystery was a huge success with over 200 participants solving riddles and following clues throughout the museum buildings and around the grounds. Many thanks to our fantastic volunteers whose wonderful costumes and enthusiasm added to the spooky atmosphere and played a huge role in the success of the event! We also want to thank Zehrs Uxbridge for supplying treats for our guests.

Proceeds from this event directly support the Uxbridge Historical Centre and help us continue to provide educational and fun programming for all ages. We are already working on new thrills and chills for next year and know you’ll have just as much fun and excitement solving a whole new Halloween mystery. Mark Friday, October 24, 2014 on your calendar for the 2nd annual ‘Fright at the Museum’. See you next year! Nancy Marr Rachel Sutherland Uxbridge Historical Centre

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Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Financial Literacy Month marked in November

On Nov. 7, The Standard Newspaper held an open house event to mark the grand re-opening of our newly-renovated Port Perry offices. Local residents and members of the North Durham business community dropped by to say hello or meet The Standard team for the first time. Above, Kenna Kozak of the Port Perry BIA (centre) chats with Standard Editor Blake Wolfe and Sales Manager Kelly Doughty. Below, Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier and Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew prepare to cut the ribbon in front of The Standard office at 94 Water St. COLLEEN GREEN AND ALEX ROSS The Standard

A recently-released survey from the Investor Education Fund (IEF) reveals that seven in ten teens say knowledge of personal finance is important. Yet, only four in ten describe themselves as somewhat or very prepared to manage their personal finances after high school. Financial Literacy Month helps to improve young Canadians’ knowledge of financial issues, while also helping all consumers to keep their personal finances in order. The web site www.GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca has information on financial issues ranging from student loans to bank accounts, buying a car, savings, getting married, retirement planning, and much more. Close to 600 Ontario high school students kicked off Financial Literacy Month with a Youth Summit on money management held in Richmond Hill. The IEF is a nonprofit organization established by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and is funded through OSC enforcement settlements. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is highlighting the theme of “Financial Literacy Across Generations” for its 2013 awareness campaign. You can learn more on their web site, www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca. MPAC Delivering 2013 Property Notices Ontario’s Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is in the process of delivering almost a million assessment notices to property taxpayers across the province. Not everyone will receive an MPAC assessment notice because the complete province-wide assessment took place last year. You will get a notice from MPAC if your property has changed ownership, if there has been a change in the classification of the property, and if the property has experienced a change in value. Remember that

Greetings from Vienna Here I sit in a crowded McDonald’s, chugging down a coffee and writing up a storm while I wait for a train that never seems to come. The scene appears very normal to me until someone bumps into me and offers an apology, a long complicated word that sounds like it has a lot of ‘G’s and umlauts above the letters. Here I am in beautiful Austria, heading to classical Czech Republic, and writing home to my native Canada! I find myself craving a greasy North American breakfast of bacon and eggs. Jordie and I have been run ragged, spending our days hoofing it around cities, and nights trying to catch some Zs on cramped trains. However, the tiring days have been well worth it; we have been able to take in the sights, sounds, flavours and feels of many shockingly different cultures and cities in a short time, and I already want to stay! Our globetrotting saga was off to a shaky start, when the airline we chose moved our flight without warning and left us stuck in South Philadelphia for two nights. Note to self: saving $100 on flights can cost you much, much more. On the subject of cost, I’m compelled to bring up a matter very close to my heart as both a journalist and a Canadian. I am speaking of course, of that nectar of the gods and our number one addiction, my coffee. In Europe, it costs roughly $5 to grab a cup of coffee, quite a departure from our $2 litres of hot Timmies at

home. When my first shot-sized cuppa arrived in front of me, I was outraged, I was sure there had been some kind of mistake! I suppose the best way to start with my jam-packed journey is at the beginning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Imagine a gorgeous city, who’s buildings straddle basement bars and red lit canals. Beer is cheaper and more plentiful than water, and this sprawling, exciting tourist trap has the atmosphere of a 24-hour frat party. The historic, winding cobblestone streets are filled with ethnic restaurants, gift shops and hookah bars. Jordie and I spent an entire day wandering the warren of bicycle lanes and moped highways, before sharing a warm hot chocolate and gazing at a roof of sunflowers at the Van Gogh Café. After finally making it across the pond and feeling ready to take on the world, we headed to Germany. Munich, our first stop in Germany, is a city that was very reminiscent of Toronto. Its modern architecture, throngs of university students and the mixture of a staggering number of cultures made us feel right at home; but we still didn’t meet any Canadians. We were lucky enough to tour all four buildings of the Pinakothek, a series of art museums founded in the mid 1800s. I finally had a chance to use all of the art history I learned in high school. As we boarded our train southeast bound, we watched arts and music students head to or from their lectures,

the assessment MPAC provides is based on the market value of your property. If you disagree with the value placed on your property by MPAC, you can file a Request for Reconsideration or an appeal through the Assessment Review Board. The deadline for a Request for Reconsideration is March 31, 2014. Information about the assessment process and the role of MPAC in property assessment is available online at www.mpac. ca. Property owners should also keep in mind that although MPAC provides an assessment of a property’s market value, it is the municipalities that decide our property tax rate through their individual municipal budgets. Legislation Passed for Spousal Treatment By Ontario’s Healthcare Professionals Legislation approved in the third reading in late October would lead to some healthcare professionals being allowed to treat their spouses. Previously, even in fields such as dentistry or dental hygiene, the healthcare provider could not treat his or her spouse. In fact, the provider could potentially lose their licence in doing so. This requirement is especially inconvenient in remote and rural communities where, for example, a town may only have one dentist. New rules contained in Bill 70 would allow the regulatory college of each profession to decide whether or not the regulated healthcare professionals they licence would be allowed to treat their spouse. In my view, the solution contained in Bill 70 respects the integrity of each individual profession and its right to make its own decision. -Now that Bill 70 is passed, I would encourage this government to remove any additional red tape that may delay the legislation from coming into effect.

Up All Knight Shoot First, Ask Later DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard @darrylknight

often with viola in one hand and a kebab in the other. Vienna, Austria, is a city of polar opposites. They insist that Canadians are the most polite, relaxed, and easy-going people they have met. In a total juxtaposition, the old city centre of Vienna is vibrant and honeycombed with outdoor markets, concert halls, and parks -- which beg you to relax and feed the plethora of always-hungry ducks. While taking in the breath-taking view of Vienna through my camera’s eye, I spotted a phrase written across the top of the concrete tower. “Smashed to pieces in the still of night,” is an anti-fascist and pro-peace slogan painted fittingly on this re-purposed World War II flak tower. This sombre reminder, coincidentally striking me on Remembrance Day, sparks my interest for Prague and Berlin. This part of Europe may deal in diamonds, dance music and designer labels; but I came to see the history underneath it all. My train has arrived and it is time to see what sleep I can muster up. Auf Wiedersehen, until next time.

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A penny saved a penny earned for Josh Morrison Butterflies are up for NORTH DURHAM: Grab your Joseph Gould Public School about tion can. discussion on Nov. 19 loose change, clean out your purse, running a penny drive there, and “If people have a big bunch of dig for coins at the bottom of the couch, check the back of the junk drawer, or treasure hunt under the seats in the car: wherever you stash your unwanted pennies, nickels, dimes and dollars! They’re headed to an Uxbridge child’s chosen charity, Habitat for Humanity Durham (H4HD), to purchase building supplies for what will be known as “The Penny House.” Last February, when the penny was taken out of circulation across Canada, twelve-year-old Josh Morrison was visiting a Habitat ReStore. The store had set up a penny collection to help customers get rid of their obsolete coins. Josh learned that all the costs to run the office at H4HD come from the sale of materials at the ReStores. This allows the organization direct all their donations towards purchasing materials to build more Habitat homes. Josh saw a few pennies in their jar, and decided that he wanted to make a difference, one penny at a time. He spoke to his principal at

the school collected 11,000 pennies. Josh also spoke to a class at St. Mark’s School in Stouffville, and their coin drive has collected 4,000 pennies. Peppertree Classics store in Markham has collected 15,000 pennies as well. “I’ve got about 70,000 pennies now,” Josh said in an interview on Saturday. “It’s still a long way from my goal of collecting 10-million pennies.” Ten million pennies is $100,000. It’s a big goal, but that’s what it costs Habitat for Humanity to build a single home. “When I give them all the coins, they will call one of the houses the ‘Penny House’ because it was built from all my pennies.” Josh has placed collection cans at Vince’s, Pet Valu, the Uxbridge Curling Club, Living Waters Church, Little Acorn and The Standard. However, he wants to expand his network to include many more local businesses, service clubs, churches and classrooms. Interested? Call Josh at 905-8524204 to arrange to get your collec-

coins we can come and pick them up,” Josh offered. Donations can include pennies, of course, but also nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies or twoonies, “even bills” Josh reassures. His slogan for this campaign is “Every Penny Counts.” Debbie Cook is the Procurement and Event Co-ordinator with Habitat for Humanity Durham. She’s behind Josh all the way: “This is one awesome young man. We would like to help him to achieve this goal.” The penny campaign is also running in each ReStore. There are three ReStores in Durham Region. The closest for Standard readers is here in Uxbridge, beside the Bonner Baseball Fields, on Reach Street. There are also stores in Oshawa and Ajax. All proceeds from these stores go to run the organization, allowing every cent from donations to be directed to the materials for the houses. As Josh says, “every penny counts!” - Courtesy of Nancy Melcher

NORTH DURHAM: In his book, The Little Prince, author Antoine de Saint-Exupery writes, “Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” You have the opportunity to become familiar with these delicate creatures at the next meeting of the North Durham Nature Club (NDNC). Guest speaker James Kamstra will talk about wellknown Monarchs that migrate from Ontario and other parts of Canada to Mexico every winter. Information and weekly updates about their migration can be found at www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch. He will also share some recent trends in the status and distribution of other local butterfly populations. Mr. Kamstra has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University. He has a broad interest in natural history, particularly birds, insects and botany. He works for AECOM as an ecologist and environmental consultant, conducting biological inventories and environmental impact studies. Mr. Kamstra also sits on the Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario (COSSARO) which is responsible for listing Endangered Species for the province. Join him at the North Durham Nature Club meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenbank Centennial Hall to learn more about these amazing insects, that R. H. Heinline calls “self-propelled flowers”. You can find out more about the NDNC at www.northdurhamnatureclub.com.

Sorting out the details: the finer points of a shared seniors’ house This is the third in a series of articles that explores the concept of shared ownership as an alternative to traditional retirement living options for seniors. Previous articles are available at www. marthaandlouise.com. MARTHA AND LOUISE Special to The Standard

Many baby boomers have told us that, for years, they have chatted with friends about aging together in a shared home. If you are seriously considering the idea, then we suggest that either as individuals or in pack, you do some homework. So, we have a few suggestions for exercises and field trips that might help you decide if this really is a housing option that might work for you – or perhaps for your aging parent. Building a Common Vision for the Home. To set the stage, organize a group of interested folks and rent the DVD “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” or “Quartet” or “Cocoon.” There must be something to the idea of seniors creating their own living arrangements or there would not be movies about such a concept. Also the Golden Girls TV series foreshadowed communal living for seniors, decades ago. Go on house tours and to open houses. Such outings will help each of you see how your respective tastes compare regarding décor, space needs, proximity of neighbours, noise levels, traffic levels, etc. Getting Along with Each Other. To sort this out, you might want to think back to the adjustments that you might have made in first moving in with a spouse or with friends. Or, walk through an imagined “day in my co-house.” Have each potential co-owner make a list of the things that they would find seriously

annoying. For example, some people like to have music playing in the background, others love silence. Then discuss your lists as a group. Can you find ways to work around differences? Pay particular attention to HOW your group handles this discussion – it may give you a taste of what it will be like to resolve differences in the future. Alternatively (or in addition) consider taking a trip together that forces you to share space. You might start with a weekend away staying as roommates in a hotel or at a resort. The ultimate test might be a weekend or even a week on a houseboat! Deciding where to live Do you want to live in town or in the country? If you intend to live in a large city, drive around and explore the different communities in that city. If you are interested in a rural or a smaller environment, check out such locations. Think about how your needs will change as you age. Will you need access to a taxi service? How close to do you want to be to a hospital? How difficult will it be for friends and family to visit you? You might even consider staying in one or two selected towns for two or three weekdays to really experience the environment. Checking out the Alternatives Book a visit to two or more retirement residences in your area. Also visit a nursing home and ask about the various room options, waiting lists and costs. You might actually want to do these field trips now to see if you really can envision yourself in such environments. You may see a natural fit for yourself, or such visits may help you to consider planning a co-ownership opportunity sooner rather than later. Calculating the Future Costs of the Alternatives. You will need a compound interest calculator for this

exercise. Inflation is currently running at a little over one per cent annually in Canada. But, it has been significantly higher in the past. So, make your own guess at what inflation might be over the next 10, 20 or 30 years and use that as the “interest rate” to calculate future costs using a compound interest calculator. (Our web site provides links that will help.) To estimate the costs of staying in your own home for the long term, use your current monthly costs and the inflation rate you choose, then use the calculator to see what your current costs will become in 10, 15 and 20 years. Also, what major maintenance items do you anticipate? Then add in your best guess at the cost of whatever assistance you might need to enable you to stay in your home as you age. Compare that to the future costs of retirement home living. Look at the current cost of a retirement home you like, and apply the same inflation rate. Will you be able to afford it? (Note that retirement homes rates appear to be increasing at about three per cent per year right now.) Finally, from your field trip visit to a nursing home, consider the co-payment costs associated with nursing homes for relatively small private or semi-private rooms. Those costs go up over time as well and again, you can estimate how much they will go up using the compound interest calculator. See our web site for an explanation of how to calculate the cost of a co-owned home, and examples of monthly costs in an existing co-ownership home. You will then have what you need to compare among the various options. We welcome your feedback and questions. Contact us at marthaandlouise@gmail.com or visit our web site at www.marthaandlouise.com.


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Car maintenance pays off down the road Stay safe on the roads Regular vehicle maintenance and careful driving are two of the most effective ways to prolong the life of your car. Performing simple maintenance tasks can go a long way when it comes to keeping your car running longer and more safely, and to helping you avoid costly repairs in the future. We rely on our vehicles as part of our daily routines, so it’s important to ensure that they are well maintained to protect our investment along with our wallet, according to representatives at the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, through its Be Car Care Aware (BCCA) program. “By ignoring routine maintenance, you’re putting your vehicle at a higher risk for more severe and more costly problems down the road,” says Marc Brazeau, President and CEO, AIA Canada. “The key to promoting vehicle safety

and longevity is addressing minor issues before they become major issues.” Nearly 87 percent of surveyed Canadians said vehicle maintenance was important to them in order to avoid large repairs in the future, according to the DesRosiers 2013 Light Vehicle Study. The same study also showed that almost 89 percent of Canadians believe routine maintenance will save them money by allowing them to drive their vehicle longer, in a safe manner. However, 40 percent of all vehicle maintenance and repairs are postponed or abandoned altogether according to AIA’s 2011 Demand Study. Choosing to postpone routine vehicle servicing due to the associated upfront investment can be a costly mistake. The price of addressing minor issues now, is a lot cheaper than fixing major problems or buying a new vehicle. If you have an older vehicle,

it is even more important to make sure that you perform regular maintenance services. Here are a few routine checks that can keep your car running in top shape and save you money in the long run: Check your oil. Frequent oil changes are the easiest way to protect your vehicle from costly repairs. Neglecting to change your oil when needed, or running your vehicle with too little oil, can put stress on your engine leading to engine failure. Professionals recommend oil changes at least every 5,000 kilometres, but check your vehicle owner’s manual for information about oil change schedules. Perform tire rotation. Front tires typically wear faster than rear tires, which is why it’s important to rotate them every 10,000 to 13,000 kilometres, or as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Tire rotation services are fairly inexpensive and can significantly increase the life of your tires. Replace engine coolant. Engine coolant (or “antifreeze”) protects your vehicle’s cooling system from rust and corrosion and prevents freeze up in the win-

ter and overheating during summer months. Replace your engine coolant every two years or as prescribed in your vehicle owner’s manual. Replace brake pads. Squealing brakes can be a sign that brake pads need replacing, which tends to be a fairly inexpensive issue to correct. Ignoring your brakes not only greatly reduces the safety of your vehicle on the road, but may also cause larger, more expensive problems such as having to replace your brake rotors. Pay attention to dash lights. Most newer vehicles have dash lights that can warn you of various issues. Make sure to research the problem when you see one of those lights go on. If you ignore the issue, you may face even greater and costlier problems in the future. By being diligent with regular maintenance, you can get the most out of your car and reduce the likelihood of an expensive auto repair the next time you stop by the auto shop. For more tips on how to improve the safety of your vehicle, you can visit: www. BeCarCareAware.ca Courtesy of Automotive Industries Associates

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and exact conditions. Idling for more than 30 seconds has no benefit for the vehicle and driving for a few minutes is the most efficient way to warm the engine and the cabin. Monitor your tire pressure. Tire pressure fluctuates with temperature. Pressure should be checked at least once a month and more often during seasonal changes to ensure a proper level of inflation. Tires under-inflated by just 56 kPa (eight pounds per square inch) can reduce the life of the tires by more than 10,000 km and increase fuel consumption by up to four percent. Avoid electrical battery blankets and space heaters. Battery blankets and electrical space heaters consume household electricity, causing increased CO2 emissions from electricity generation. Avoid battery blankets unless it’s extremely cold. Instead of an electrical space heater, use your vehicle’s built-in temperature control system as it produces no additional emissions and is an excellent use for the otherwise wasted engine heat. Use a block heater. Block heaters heat the coolant in your engine, which allows your engine to warm-up faster, leading to less fuel combustion and fewer harmful emissions. It’s best to use a timer set to turn on two hours prior to starting the engine. According to the experts at Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency, Canadians can reduce the impact of winter on their fuel consumption considerably by following these tips. There are more winter driving tips at www.vehicles. nrcan.gc.ca. - Courtesy of News Canada


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However, the Bruins continued to claw their way back into the match and less than five minutes later, Paul Henderson fought his way through heavy traffic in the MoJacks’ crease to net his first junior hockey goal and once again draw the Bruins to within a goal of their arch rivals. With the MoJacks clinging to their one-goal lead late in the contest, Bruins winger Shane Smith blazed into the offensive zone flanked by fellow Uxbridge native Liam Blais and curled around a defender before his shot deflected in off a skate in front of the net to knot the contest 4-4, and send the game to overtime. A tightly contested overtime period solved nothing as Siydock and Tjin both made spectacular saves to keep the game tied, and a shootout would be needed to decide the outcome of the game. After a rare miss from Locke, Kyle Powell scored to give the MoJacks a 1-0 advantage. However, Bruins captain Matt Allen responded with a beautiful ‘top shelf ’ score to even the shootout. Myers would answer right back

for the MoJacks, leaving ‘Super’ Marco Mastrangelo as the Bruins last hope to possibly extend the shootout, but, his shot was stopped by Siydock as the MoJacks prevailed by a final score of 5-4 to even the season series in ‘The Battle of North Durham’ at two games apiece. While he was impressed with the way his team responded to their 4-0 setback at home on Friday night against Lakefield, Bruins Head Coach Geoff Hodgkinson was still looking for a more consistent effort from his charges when he caught up with The Standard following the game. “From Friday to today, it was two different teams. The guys on the bench picked each other up tonight and it was a much different atmosphere, and that speaks volumes knowing that your teammates are behind you,” Hodgkinson said. “But a loss is still a loss, and one point in three games is not acceptable, and we need to get back to basics and what worked for us early on this season.” Meanwhile, MoJacks Head Coach Jon Campbell was pleased with the effort his team put forth in Sunday night’s game, but the second-year bench boss is

Predator Day hits the ice Saturday Port Perry Minor Hockey would like to invite all participants, family members, friends, sponsors, and local media to attend their annual Predator Day celebrations at Scugog Arena. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Scugog Arena, located at 1655 Reach St. The event will be highlighted by a comedy show by Yuk Yuk’s at 8 p.m., and will be followed by a fundraising dance. Tickets are available for $25 per person and can be purchased through registered Port Perry Minor Hockey players. Seating will be limited (400 tickets available). During the day, in advance of the comedy show and dance, several minor hockey games will be taking place at Scugog Arena on Pad 1 and 2, including our house league and representative divisions. Port Perry Minor Hockey will host Napanee Minor Hockey teams for most of the representative age groups. Please visit www. portperryminorhockey.ca for ice schedules for our house league and representative divisions, including, but not limited to: Tyke 6, Tyke 7, Atom AE, Minor Atom A, Major Atom A, Minor Peewee A, Minor Bantam A, Major Bantam A, Minor Midget A, and Major Midget A. Port Perry Minor Hockey will also be holding a raffle, bake sale and the popular “Pie The Coaches” station. There will also be a silent auction. If you are interested in making a donation to the silent auction, please send an e-mail to fundraising@portperryminorhockey.ca. Share your photos during the day by sending to predatorday@portperryminorhockey.ca, post them on our Facebook page or tweet them to @PortPerryPreds with the hashtag #PredatorDay.

Bruins goalie Cody Northover turns aside a shot from Lakefield forward Jesse Gregory during the Bruins’ 4-0 loss to the Chiefs at Uxbridge Arena on Friday, Nov. 8. The Bruins are back home ice at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, against the Clarington Eagles. DYNAMIC DESIGNS Special to The Standard still looking for that type of effort every time his team steps on the ice. “If we play with that level of intensity and drive against all the teams in this league, we’ll be alright,” Campbell told The Standard. “But, consistency is still our biggest problem and being mentally prepared for all situations is still the biggest thing holding us back.” Campbell also credited the leadership of hometown captain Evans in guiding his team to victory in an intense rivalry game against Uxbridge. “We saw it happen again tonight, and our captain lead his team, and that leadership has to come from within and we have to want to compete for sixty minutes. We had a team meeting before the game to work some things out after that debacle in Little Britain last night.” The “debacle” Campbell was speaking of was a

5-3 loss to the Merchants in Little Britain on Saturday, Nov. 9. Port Perry would skate to a 3-1 lead midway through the second period in the chilly confines of Little Britain Arena behind a pair of goals from Evans (including a shorthanded marker) and a single from Kyle Schweda before the Merchants caught fire in the second half, reeling off four unanswered goals. The Bruins dropped their first home game of the season on Friday, Nov. 8 as the Lakefield Chiefs skated to a 4-0 win. Despite the loss, Bruins netminder Cody Northover made several acrobatic saves to keep the home side in the game for most of the evening. Loose Pucks: - Both North Durham teams honoured our country’s veterans with pregame ceremonies prior to their games. Uxbridge’s

ceremony included a sensational performance of ‘O Canada’ by local songstress Leslie Higgins. - Elsewhere around the COJHL this weekend, the Georgina Ice handed Clarington their first regulation loss of the season on Friday night in Keswick, shutting out the Eagles by a score of 3-0. The Eagles would rebound with a 5-2 win over Little Britain in Bowmanville on Sunday night. - This weekend, those same Eagles pay a Friday night visit to Uxrena to tangle with the Bruins at 7:45 p.m. - The MoJacks will be looking for revenge against the Merchants on Sunday, Nov. 17, as they take on Little Britain at Scugog Arena at 6:50 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 21, the MoJacks will host a rare mid-week game as the Clarington Eagles swoop into Scugog Arena for a 7:20 p.m. tilt.

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Master men take over Uxbridge ROB STEELE Special to The Standard

The nineteenth edition of the Masters Mens Bonspiel took place last Wednesday at the Uxbridge Curling Club, with sixteen area teams taking to the ice. Three Uxbridge teams, skipped by Mike Smith, Gerry Collyer, and Bill Harwood competed in the event. Each team played two games, with the top winners being Whitby’s Ted Birchard, Rick Hird from Oshawa Golf, Dave Hampton from Tam Heather, and Uxbridge’s Mike Smith. Winners took home $25 gift certificates. Port Perry’s John Bredin and Peter Warren had a great time competing in the event, but finished out of the prizing this year. Organizer Andy Hemphill and the many club volunteers did a great job organizing and served a great lunch for the curlers. Skip Donnie Allison from Unionville had attended every one of the nineteen bonspiels and is already signed up for the twentieth Masters Mens Bonspiel on February 26, 2014. Good Times at Plum Pudding Bonspiel Ham and Plum Puddings were up for grabs at the tenth annual mixed bonspiel at the Uxbridge Curling Club last weekend. Sixteen mixed teams competed in the event, which attracted teams from Orillia, York, Tam Heather, and King. Lunch and dinner was served with teams each playing two eight end games in this points event. The overall winner was long-time bonspiel supporter Ron Larking from Tam Heather. The team finished atop the standings winning the early draw and were the only visiting team to win prizing. The winner of the second draw was Uxbridge’s Chris Smith who skipped Nellie Prundu, Brad Roberts, and Niki Roberts. Other notable Uxbridge winners were teams skipped by Rob Houston, Paul Roberts, Barry Acton, and Jim Wood. Gus Brown remains “Un-Beaton” After another win last Thursday, Don Beaton’s Gus Brown team improved to 3-0 on the season and are now the only unbeaten team remaining in the Deloitte Curling Super League. In their game against Kennedy Renovations, a score of four in the fourth end was the difference as Gus Brown went on to win 6-3. This is a new team this season, with John Butler and Ken Slute joining Beaton

WORKING OVERTIME: The Minor Bantam Port Perry Predators claimed back-to-back tournament wins over the weekend, as they skated to a 4-3 overtime win in the championship game against the host Woolwich Wildcats. Last weekend, the Predators took home gold medals at a tournament in Fort Erie. The Minor Bantams will be a part of Predator Day festivities on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Scugog Arena, squaring off against the Napanee Stars at 5:15 p.m. SUBMITTED PHOTO and vice Ken Jeffrey. Last year’s Super League champs are looking for the repeat but are also looking to make a statement in OCA Senior play which starts in early January. The team is staying busy with two events planned in the next two weeks, one in Peterborough and the other in Port Perry at the TD Canada Trust Scugog Cup. HUB International, skipped by Brian Van Camp beat Allen’s Siding 6-2, who was missing skip Craig Harvey. HUB took advantage of steals in the third and fourth ends to hand Allen’s Siding their first loss of the season. A steal of four in the third end helped propel Scugog Pest Control to their first win on the season. The team forced Carol Jackson’s Lake Scugog Lumber to take a single in the fourth, and then blanked the fifth and sixth ends to win 6-2. Willie Beaton’s Jude’s Sportsbar & Grill team took four in the first end against Lindsay KIA’s Sue McK-

night. KIA would reply with a deuce, but the teams exchanged singles after that, and it was Jude’s improving to 2-1 on the season with the 6-3, six end victory Port Perry Masters Teams Ready for Zones The OCA competition season has arrived with the Masters zones starting next Tuesday morning at the Unionville Curling Club. This year there are eight teams competing in the double knock-out event vying for one of the two regional spots up for grabs. Two Port Perry teams are entered in the competition, skipped by Ralph Fairman and Willie Beaton. The rest of the field is made up of four teams from Tam Heather and two teams for Unionville. Good luck to teams Fairman and Beaton. Since zone entry numbers have been historically low for Masters Women, their competition starts at the Regionals on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Scarborough Golf and Country Club.

Full slate of weekend action in Blackstock Minor Hockey League TARA FREW Special to The Standard

The Blackstock Minor Hockey League is back in full swing after three weeks of team assessments. The MVPs in the Mite division were Neil Finlay and Sam Watson for the Firefighters and Gavin Bateman and Julia Kemp for the Chicken Nuggets. In the Tyke division, Canadian Tire came up short against Port Perry Dental 7 to 5. Port Perry Dental goals were scored by Jacob MacLennan (3), Tanner Scott (2), Dominic Wagg and Calvin Koenig. Assists came from Jacob Sider (2), Dominic Wagg, Nicholas Ostafichuk, Jacob MacLennan and Calvin Koenig. The Canadian Tire goals were scored by Evan Hussey (2), Aidan Elvin and Isabella O’Donoghue. Assists were made by Becca Bailey, Owen Chaikosky, Adam Davies and Aidan Elvin. Shagg’s beat W.O.Insurance 5 to 1. Shagg’s goal scorers were Cameron Cuzzilla, Scott Honey, Jordan King, Matthew Seeney and Kailey Seguin. Brodie Bell scored the single goal for W.O. Insurance. In the Novice division, Eco Water took the win against Make A Wish with a final score of 7 to 6. Eco Water’s goals came from Zeke Bailey (2), TJ Pomeroy (2), Aidan Lazure, Abby Moase, and Leah Seeney. Assists were by Aidan Lazure, Virginia Lee and Cameron Yeo. The Make A Wish team had goals by Brett Hanley (5) and Dallas King. Maya Malhotra, Mackenzie McIntyre, Jennifer Murphy and Austin Piney made the assists. Krown Rust Control and J.F. Construction tied 6-6. Krown Rust Control’s goal scorers were Jacob Buchanan (4), Cole

Stephens and Daymond Clark. Assists were made by Jacob Buchanan, Daymond Clark and Brodie Holmes. J.F. Construction’s goal scorer was Joshua Christian (6) and assists were made by Kylie Law, Sally Loverock and Hayden Venedam. In the Atom division, Urban Landscape Solutions took Buck’s Construx 5 to 3. Urban Landscape Solutions goals came from Owen Booker (2), Aidan Braband, Natasha Gay and Carson Nozdryn. Karrah Mulligan (2) and Aidan Braband made the assists. Buck’s Construx goals were made by Noah Michel, Simon Peters and Owen Seguin. Jordain Jolicoeur and Owen Seguin made the assists. Low & Low won against Cochrane Tree Service 8 to 2. Low & Low’s goals came from Shannon Arney (3), Abigail Brennan (2), Max Dinsmore (2) and Davis Winger. Assists came from Jesse Gaudet (2), Abigail Brennan, Lukas Malhotra and Davis Winger. Cochrane Tree Service’s goals were made by Tye Crouter and Keegan James. In the Peewee division, Practicar beat Red Ribbon Restaurant 7 to 1. Troy Larmer (4), Declan McDowell, Dylan Tobin and Bradley VanUden were the goal scorers. Assists came from Troy Larmer, Bradley VanUden, Dylan Tobin and Mari McDowell. Red Ribbon Restaurant’s single goal came from Lane Horton and it was assisted by Owen Silcock. Practicar played later against Denault Contracting and won again with a score of 9 to 2. Practicar’s goals came from Declan McDowell (3), Bradley VanUden (3), Mari McDowell, Leam Maisonneuve and Troy Larmer. Assists were by Troy Larmer,

Mari McDowell and Bradley VanUden. Denault Contracting’s two goals came from Zachary Vanderboor with one assist by Kevin Hetherington. In the Bantam / Midget division, Omnific Design came out on top of All Flags Shell 5 to 3. Omnific Design goal scorers were Mike Hill (2), Nathan Silcock (2) and Clay Larmer. All Flags Shell had goals by Eric Kerr, Dishawn Steward and Steven Williams. Mitchell Crawford (2) and Dishawn Steward made the assists. Omnific Design played again later against Luchka and tied 5-5. Omnific Designs goals were by Mike Hill (2), Travis Martin and Mikayla Tafertshofer with assists by Clay Larmer (2), Tyler Schillings and Justin Tobin. Luchka’s goals were by Michael Bos (2), Carter Lamb and Brandon Sinclair. Seiji DeLuca-Whiteman and Ryan McCourt added assists.

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ARIES (March 20-April 19): Clear up misunderstandings you have had with family, friends or co-workers over the past three weeks. Be your charming self and you will easily smooth over any difficulties or problems.

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ACROSS 1 Picket line crosser 5 Square things? 10 “Arrivederci” city 14 Undertake 15 Sundance entrant 16 Sweeping story 17 Say it’s so 18 Russian pancakes 19 Editing mark 20 Landlord 23 Russian summer retreat 24 ___ breeze (vodka cocktail) 25 Jungle swinger 28 Slopping center? 29 South American nation 33 Ban from law 35 Farther along than 37 First name among jazz legends 38 Help things along 43 ___ to riches 44 Bean-producing trees 45 Swallow 48 Topological shapes 49 Defunct airline 52 It is abbreviated 53 Symbol for density 55 Brand of plastic wrap 57 Making distinctions of little importance 62 Apt anagram for “yeas” 5 Pulpit of old 64 Like many seals 6 Gangland gal 65 Rent-a-car option 7 What villains dabble in 66 Seaweed you can eat 8 Baseball outfits 67 “Cheers!” 9 Cleared a frosty windshield 68 It may be in an innie 10 Alter the appearance of 69 Sharp punches 11 In working order, as a 70 One of Snow White’s seven vending machine 71 Has trouble keeping up 12 A thousand thou 13 Untouchable service DOWN 21 Vampires’ accessories 1 Stretches of grassy turf 22 James Clavell best seller 2 “As is,” e.g. “___-Pan” 3 Part of CIA 26 Gloomy atmosphere 4 Docking space 27 Significant time spans

TAURUS (April 19-May 20): Review the goals you have accomplished since last May and make an effort to move forward with new ones. Pamper yourself with a day at a SPA. Up-date your hair-do or buy a new Christmas outfit. GEMINI (May 20-June 21): If you have been stalled trying to finish a project, you can complete it now. Some Geminis will start their own businesses, while others will move to new jobs. Spend special time with loved ones.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): You are a money magnet this month. You or your partner, or both of you, could receive a raise or bonus. An inheritance is also a possibility. Make sure wills and insurance policies are up-to-date. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): Since your life is moving in a new direction, get into the driver’s seat and guide it. Set new goals and put them into action. Married Scorpios should renew their commitment. Singles may decide to get engaged.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Rather than taking on more work tasks than you can handle, put your job in order and take time to smell the roses. Get plenty of rest, follow a nutritious diet and get regular exerCANCER (June 21-July 22): You will be cise. Cheer others up with your optimism. busy juggling work and social events over CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): A dating the next month. Plan fun activities and relationship could reach a turning point games with your children. Singles should in mid November. Singles can meet a try speed dating. They could meet a new significant other at a party or social event. romantic interest through a friend. Take time out to do personal and business LEO (July 22-Aug. 22): Communications networking. 30 Target center 50 Decreasing in intensity 31 College military org. 51 Acute anxieties 32 Knock off a bowler 54 Japanese bidder for the 34 Is dating 2008 Summer Games 35 Ballplayer’s theft 56 In any way, shape or form 36 Style of many a building in 58 Once-sacred snakes Miami 59 Weight marked “One Ton,” 38 Sandpaper surface e.g. 39 Spouse of a rajah 60 Mimic a kangaroo 40 Yellowish-white hue 61 How some people chatter 41 Combative card game 62 Wanted-poster initials 42 Send up a flagpole 63 Longbow wood 46 Title of respect, in Mumbai 47 Separate wheat from chaff 49 Unimportant stuff

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with family members will get back on track. Invite friends over for a home cooked dinner. Do not get embroiled in conflicts with co-workers. Be reasonable, listen to their point of view. VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): If you need a change of scenery, book a trip to the sunny south for the Christmas holidays. If you cannot travel to a far away destination, get away for a long weekend. Get in touch with a friend who lives at a distance.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 19): Seek out a mentor, someone who can advise you the best way to advance at work. Be prepared to handle more than one job at a time. It should be easier this month to move up the corporate ladder.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Set a budget for Christmas events and gifts. Enjoy the people in your life, but be aware that a friendship might be tested. Make a contribution by heading a group collecting items for Christmas food baskets.

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The Standard local minor hockey scoreboard OMHA LAKESHORE LEAGUE Novice GP W L T PTS Napanee 10 10 0 0 20 Lindsay 12 7 4 1 15 Whitby White 9 7 2 0 14 Uxbridge 9 5 2 2 12 Quinte West 7 4 0 3 11 Cobourg 9 4 4 1 9 Pickering 11 3 8 0 6 Whitby Blue 10 2 7 1 5 Clarington 7 0 7 0 0 Ajax 8 0 8 0 0 Results Uxbridge 3 @ Whitby White 1 Novice AE GP W L T PTS Whitby 11 9 1 1 19 Quinte West 9 8 1 0 16 Uxbridge 10 7 3 0 14 Peterborough 9 7 2 0 14 Kingston 8 6 1 1 13 Oshawa 9 3 5 2 8 Belleville 9 0 8 1 1 Napanee 9 0 8 1 1 Prince Edward Cty. 11 0 11 0 0 Results Uxbridge 0 @ Peterborough 4 Uxbridge 3 @ Napanee 2 Upcoming Games Sunday, Nov. 17, 1:15 p.m. Quinte West @ Uxbridge Minor Atom GP W L T PTS 13 9 4 0 18 9 8 0 1 17 13 7 5 1 15 11 5 1 5 15 10 6 2 2 14 11 6 4 1 13 15 5 8 2 12 12 4 6 2 10 12 4 7 1 9 14 3 8 3 9 12 0 12 0 0 Results Port Perry 2 @ Cobourg 2 Whitby Blue 4 @ Uxbridge 1 Uxbridge 4 @ Napanee 1 Quinte West 6 @ Uxbridge 5 Upcoming Games Friday, Nov. 15, 6:10 p.m. Oshawa @ Uxbridge Saturday, Nov. 16, 12:45 p.m. Napanee @ Port Perry Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. Kingston @ Port Perry Quinte West Whitby Blue Uxbridge Cobourg Kingston Port Perry Napanee Clarington Ajax Whitby White Oshawa

Port Perry Whitby Blue Whitby White Cobourg Oshawa

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Quinte West Napanee Uxbridge Ajax Lindsay Clarington Kingston Pickering

9 5 2 2 12 5 5 2 13 4 6 3 9 3 5 1 12 3 8 1 10 2 7 1 14 2 12 0 13 1 11 1 Results Clarington 0 @ Port Perry 3 Napanee 3 @ Uxbridge 3 Uxbridge 0 @ Port Perry 7 Port Perry @ Ajax Upcoming Games Saturday, Nov. 16, 2:15 p.m. Napanee @ Port Perry Sunday, Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. Whitby White @ Uxbridge

12 12 11 7 7 5 4 3

Atom AE GP W L T PTS 14 11 0 3 25 14 10 3 1 21 10 8 1 1 17 10 6 2 2 14 10 6 3 1 13 13 6 6 1 13 9 3 4 2 8 11 2 9 0 4 10 1 8 1 3 11 1 10 0 2 8 0 8 0 0 Results Port Perry 0 @ Peterborough 0 Port Perry 4 @ Lindsay 1 Upcoming Games Saturday, Nov. 16, 10:15 a.m. Napanee @ Port Perry Oshawa Whitby Peterborough Clarington Pickering Ajax Port Perry Quinte West Belleville Lindsay Napanee

Minor PeeWee GP W L T PTS 10 9 0 1 19 11 9 1 1 19 13 8 4 1 17 13 6 4 3 15 11 5 3 3 13 14 6 7 1 11 12 4 5 3 11 10 4 5 1 9 11 4 7 0 8 11 3 6 2 8 10 2 7 1 5 12 0 11 1 1 Results Port Perry 5 @ Ajax 3 Ajax @ Uxbridge Upcoming Games Saturday, Nov. 16, 3:45 p.m. Napanee @ Port Perry Whitby Blue Cobourg Clarington Whitby White Uxbridge Pickering Quinte West Oshawa Port Perry Ajax Kingston Napanee

Cobourg Whitby White Whitby Blue Uxbridge Lindsay

PeeWee GP W L 12 9 1 12 9 2 9 7 0 12 6 5 10 5 4

T 2 1 2 1 1

PTS 20 19 16 13 11

Clarington Ajax Napanee Oshawa Quinte West Pickering

11 5 6 10 4 5 12 4 8 9 3 6 8 1 7 9 0 9 Results

0 10 1 9 0 8 0 6 0 2 0 0

Ajax 3 @ Uxbridge 3 Uxbridge 2 @ Whitby White 4 Uxbridge @ Pickering Upcoming Games Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:45 p.m. Cobourg @ Uxbridge PeeWee AE GP W L T PTS 12 9 1 2 20 12 8 3 1 17 11 6 2 3 15 12 7 5 0 14 10 6 2 2 14 9 5 3 1 11 9 3 5 1 7 14 2 9 3 7 9 2 6 1 5 9 1 6 2 4 7 0 7 0 0 Results Peterborough 3 @ Uxbridge 8 Uxbridge @ Lindsay Upcoming Games Monday, Nov. 18, 7:15 p.m. Whitby @ Uxbridge Whitby Uxbridge Ajax Oshawa Kingston Clarington Peterborough Pickering Cobourg Belleville Lindsay

Minor Bantam GP W L T PTS 11 10 1 0 20 11 8 2 1 17 11 8 3 0 16 9 7 1 1 15 9 6 3 0 12 11 6 5 0 12 10 5 5 0 10 11 5 6 0 10 8 4 3 1 9 10 2 7 1 5 13 0 11 2 2 8 0 7 1 1 8 0 7 1 1 Results Whitby Blue 4 @ Uxbridge 1 Uxbridge 3 @ Quinte West 6 Port Perry @ Ajax Upcoming Games Saturday, Nov. 16, 5:15 p.m. Napanee @ Port Perry Cobourg Kingston Napanee Whitby Blue Whitby White Peterborough Clarington Ajax Port Perry Quinte West Uxbridge Oshawa Pickering

Cobourg Port Perry Kingston Whitby White Uxbridge Ajax Whitby Blue Quinte West

Bantam GP W L 12 11 1 10 10 0 12 9 3 12 6 4 11 6 4 8 5 2 12 5 6 13 4 6

T 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3

PTS 22 20 18 14 13 11 11 11

Oshawa Clarington Belleville Pickering Lindsay

10 5 5 0 12 4 6 2 13 1 11 1 11 0 8 3 10 0 10 0 Results Port Perry 2 @ Clarington 0 Ajax 1 @ Uxbridge 2 Upcoming Games Thursday, Nov. 14, 8:15 p.m. Lindsay @ Uxbridge Saturday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. Quinte West @ Port Perry Monday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m. Whitby Blue @ Port Perry

10 10 3 3 0

Minor Midget GP W L T PTS 13 12 0 1 25 11 8 3 0 16 11 7 3 1 15 13 7 5 1 15 13 5 6 2 12 11 4 4 3 11 13 3 5 5 11 13 4 8 1 9 9 3 3 3 9 14 4 10 0 8 11 0 10 1 1 Results Whitby 3 @ Uxbridge 2 Uxbridge 2 @ Port Perry 5 Uxbridge 8 @ Port Perry 2 Upcoming Games Saturday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Napanee @ Port Perry Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Ajax @ Uxbridge Quinte West Ajax Cobourg Whitby Clarington Pickering Napanee Uxbridge Lindsay Port Perry Oshawa

Midget GP W L T PTS 14 10 2 2 22 11 9 1 1 19 11 7 1 4 18 12 6 5 1 13 13 4 5 4 12 11 4 5 2 10 16 4 11 1 9 11 3 5 3 9 10 2 7 1 5 12 2 9 1 5 Results Quinte West 0 @ Port Perry 3 Quinte West 2 @ Uxbridge 3 Uxbridge 3 @ Kingston 4 Uxbridge 3 @ Napanee 0 Lindsay 2 @ Port Perry 1 Upcoming Games Saturday, Nov. 16, 8:15 p.m. Napanee @ Port Perry Saturday, Nov. 16, 8:15 p.m. Kingston @ Uxbridge Monday, Nov. 18, 9:15 p.m. Oshawa @ Port Perry Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m. Cobourg @ Uxbridge Lindsay Ajax Port Perry Cobourg Quinte West Pickering Uxbridge Oshawa Kingston Napanee

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GAIL ANNE CHELLEW The family of Gail Chellew is saddened to announce her passing on Tuesday, November, 5, 2013, at her home in Port Perry, at age 70, after a courageous battle with cancer. Gail was born in Toronto in 1943, daughter of Frederick and Gladys Archer, and sister to Wayne (Brenda). Beloved wife to Peter and a loving mother to Megan (Dave), Ceara (Martin) and Erin. Gail’s very full life included nurturing her daughters through various pursuits and challenges including figure skating, piano and English and Latin classes at Port Perry High School where she taught for many years. Gail’s interests included the genealogy of the family clans, sewing, knitting and in her retirement, quilting. All this while co-producing the transformation of S.S. No. 9, the Yellow School to our family home. We wish to acknowledge the extraordinary support provided by family, friends, the staff of the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Region Cancer Centre, the staff of Central East CCAC and Saint Elizabeth, and particularly Dr. Sandra Hyshka and Dr. Steven Russell of Port Perry Medical Associates. The family of Gail Chellew received family, friends and colleagues at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Saturday, November 9th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Private interment Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www. waggfuneralhome. com

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Peacefully, on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 82. Bob Jenkins of Blackstock, beloved husband of the late Gwen (nee Allison). Loved father of Richard and his wife Linda of Lindsay, Don and his wife Tina of Pontypool, Bruce of Carrying Place, David of Kincardine, John and his wife Kim of Bowmanville, and Jim and his wife Emily of Blackstock. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren and he was predeceased by his grandson Allen. The family of Bob Jenkins will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Wednesday, November 13th from 7 - 9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, November 14th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Linda Saffrey officiating. Interment Cartwright Union Cemetery, Blackstock. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www. waggfuneralhome. com PATRICK JOSEPH “PADDY” TIGHE Peacefully, after a short illness on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry, at age 86. Paddy Tighe of Port Perry, beloved husband of Mona (nee McCabe). Loved father of Colm Tighe and his wife Heidi of Port Perry. Loving grandfather of Bryan and Shona and her fiancé P.J. Dear brother-inlaw of Mollie Kelly of Bowmanville. The family of Paddy Tighe received friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Thursday, November 7th from 7 – 9 p.m. A private Family Service was held on Friday, November 8th at 11 a.m. with Father Peter Lackmanec officiating. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation in Toronto. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www. waggfuneralhome. com


McDougall, John Alexander Surrounded by his loving family, John Alexander McDougall passed away after a courageous battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease on Friday, November 8, 2013, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 78. Loving husband of Patricia (nee Logan). Loved father of Susan of Bowmanville, Heather and her husband Domenic Cirone of Oshawa, Scott McDougall of Toronto and Ian McDougall and his wife Stephanie of Port Perry. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Patrick, Mitchell and Michael Convery, Katerina and Samuel Cirone and Alexandra, Callum and Kyla McDougall. Survived by his sister Eileen Meloche of Windsor. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Puckrin, the doctors at Toronto Western Hospital, the nurses and staff on 4F of Lakeridge Health Oshawa and PSW’s Kim, Tanya and Linda for providing excellent care for John. John had many careers in his lifetime including traffic technician, secondary school teacher and for the past thirty years as a builder. John will be remembered for his dry sense of humour, a keen interest in science and a desire for knowledge and travel. A gathering for family and friends to celebrate John’s life will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2013 on the upper level of the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry (905-985-7331) from 1-4 p.m. In memory of John, please consider a donation to the University of Health Network – Memory Clinic, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation or a charity important to you. For online condolences, please visit www.lowandlow.ca



Carol Lynn 1972-2000 James 1941-2006 Connie 1965-2006

COMING EVENTS FURNITURE SHOW & SALE CUSTOM MADE Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17th 9a.m.-5p.m. 921 Scugog Line 4 905-985-7470

A GIFT OF CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Nov. 17th, 2013 10am-4pm Greenbank Hall. Accepting donations for a local toy drive. Everyone welcome. Free admission.


Manilla Community Hall & St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Cresswell Dinner only $12.50/Dinner & Concert $25.00


TALENT AUCTION Prince Albert United Church

Friday November 15 View 7 p.m./Auction 7:45 p.m. 4 Pies/Pickles/Desserts/Furniture 4 Dinners 4 Weekend Lakefront Cottage 4 Quilts 4 Golf 4 Crafts 4 Airplane Flights Day/Night 4 Odd Jobs etc. 4 Too many items, come see for yourself Come have some fun and support this special church fundraiser! Refreshments Available

535 Medd Road Saturday, November 23 9am-3pm Furniture, tools, electronics, household items, pictures and more.

Memories live forever They keep our loved ones near We’re reminded as a family Of the days when they were here.

xxx ooo

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36 Water Street, Port Perry • 905-985-1926 • www.1fc.ca

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, recently renovated. Clean and bright, close to downtown. $850 per month, (utilities included). No pets. Available first week of December. Please call 905-982-1243 to view.




SHOP SPACE AVAILABLE Various sizes. In Port Perry Industrial area. 905-9853885.

colleagues for their warm-hearted condolences and tributes. We cherish the spirit of your presence and the memories shared which helped balance the sadness of this difficult time.


Memories live forever They grow richer through the years They are nurtured by our laughter They are watered by our tears.

“Forever in our hearts” Lovingly remembered & missed Your family

Sincere thanks from the family of Gail Chellew to friends, former students and

RETIRED COUPLE looking for 2 or 3 bedroom long term in Port Perry. Range from $1000 - $1400. Good references needed immediately (or by December 1st). Send replies to 94A Water Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1J2 Box #1.


Support your local area Food Bank


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Protect your vehicle DALE’S UNDERCOATING • GOOD JOB • GOOD PRICE • GOOD IDEA Do it now before winter hits Over 20 years experience


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School Bus Drivers Needed Now

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Professional experience is not required as we provide free, friendly training to qualified applicants with good driving & background records. No weekends or evenings. School holidays off. E-mail canadajobs@firstgroup.com or call 1-800-263-7987 or 1-877-914-KIDS We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Fair - Seasonal Positions Fri Nov 22/13, 9am to 3pm Bring Resume Durham College Employment Services 29 Toronto St. S 905-852-7848 Resumes will be collected at Beaverton and Port Perry locations on Nov 25. YOUR JOB IS OUT THERE. WE’LL HELP YOU FIND IT 29 Toronto St. #2 WWW.EMPLOYMENTHELP.CA 905.852.7848

Accounts Payable Clerk required in Uxbridge Full-time, salary 30K-35K/year depending upon experience. Benefits available after three-month probationary period. Experience preferred, but will train the right individual on accounting software. Must have competent computer skills, a positive attitude, be able to work independently with direction, and be detail-minded and oriented. Please submit resume via e-mail, in care of :


is looking for P/T help. Call 905.985.7840

DRAFTSMAN with Auto CAD 2010 experience. Temporary position for two months in Uxbridge. Send resume to reimersoffice@powergate.ca.

Support your local area Food Bank See page 1 for more details.

office-standard@powergate.ca Please indicate “Accounts Payable Clerk position” in the subject line. Only those candidates selected for a personal interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.

at these fine locations All Flags Shell Brooklin C-Store Buttertarts & More, Little Britain Canadian Tire Cango Gas Station Coldwell Banker RMR Real Estate Community Nursing Home Port Perry DRPS, North Durham Flieler’s Ultramar Food Basics Foodland Great Blue Heron Casino Greenbank Store Gus Brown Halibut House Hank’s Pastries

Earn money for Christmas! Get paid weekly to deliver THE STANDARD in your neighbourhood. Routes available in; Port Perry, Uxbridge, Seagrave, Nestleton, Caesarea and Prince Albert.

Call today to reserve your route.

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Red Ribbon Restaurant Rexall Pharmacy, Brooklin Royal Canadian Legion Scugog Island General Store Scugog Memorial Library Shagg’s Hair & Body Works Shoppers Drug Mart Sunderland Arena Sunderland Post Office Taylor Ford The Standard Newspaper Township of Scugog Trading Post Vos’ Independent Westshore Village Whistle Stop, Brooklin Young’s Water, Brooklin



Jude’s Sports Bar & Grill Lakeridge Health Port Perry Lucky Lam Marcel’s Kitchen McDonald’s Micklegate Realty Millar’s Market Nestleton Country Store Nestleton Waters Inn North 44, Little Britain Petro Canada Pindars, Sunderland Port Perry BIA/Scugog Chamber of Commerce Information Centre Port Perry Denture Clinic Port Perry Post Office Re/Max All-Stars Realty Ltd., Port Perry

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Support your local area Food Bank See page 1 for more details.

Members of the Port Perry Artists Association showcased their work and held art demonstrations at the Port Perry Scout Hall on Simcoe St. this past Saturday. Members (left to right): Judith Cahill Nemish, Margaret Ann Lamb, Marjorie Haist, Theresa Bray, Jindra Cadil and Inge Feiss. ZACHARY GRECO Special to The Standard

Villa Bazaar Nov. 16

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SCUGOG: The Port Perry Villa will mark a special occasion this weekend, when the retirement living facility’s annual Christmas Bazaar returns just in time for the start of the holiday season. This year, the Villa celebrates the Bazaar’s 30th anniversary, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 16. In addition to the ever popular toonie sale, bake shop, tea room and loads of vendors for early Christmas shoppers, the Villa has some special tricks up their sleeves for bazaar-goers this year. Without giving too many details away, certain shoppers will be greeted with 30th anniversary day surprises. Also new this year is the “Fill the Sleigh” initiative. Entrance to the bazaar is always free at the Villa, but they are asking the public’s assistance to fill a large sleigh with donations of nonperishable food items or toys in support of Operation Scugog.

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Fantasy of Lights returning to Uxbridge

The Gift of Giving Holiday Bazaar

UXBRIDGE: A great Uxbridge holiday tradition is returning to later this year. The sixth Annual Optimist Fantasy of Lights will be held again this year in Elgin Park. The Optimist Club is once again looking for service clubs, churches, schools, community organizations and individuals to create a light display to enhance the event. This popular event has become part of many families’ Christmas traditions. Beginning with 12 displays the first year, participation grew to over 50 displays in 2012. The Optimists are anticipating even more growth this year. The lights go on Thursday, Dec. 12, and will remain aglow until Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The Optimist Fantasy of Lights offers a family-oriented celebration of the Christmas Season while increasing public awareness of your business or community group. Admission is free; a goodwill offering is gratefully accepted by the Optimist Club to continue their work with the youth of Uxbridge. If you are interested in setting up a display, please call 905-852-4517 or 416-206-9533 or visit the web site at www.uxbridgeoptimist.com for more information. The club is also looking for people willing to help with the setup and manning of the event. If this is something you’d like to be involved in, please call one of the above numbers.

Saturday, November 23 • 10-3 pm Scugog Community Centre



n Donataio of non- le ab perishitem food mittens & or hatr our tree fo

Over 30 vendors! 11-2 • Pictures with Santa

Refreshments by:

$500 or unwrapped toy donation

Christmas Carols by SA Cawker Students

SPINNING WHEEL: Doreen Stainton demonstrates how to spin yarn at the 24th annual Scugog Shores Fibre Artists Show and Sale at Town Hall 1873 this past Saturday. ZACH GRECO The Standard

Gift Wrapping

by Community Gift Giving

All proceeds raised are being donated back to our community!

Scugog celebrates Gift of Giving on Nov. 23 SCUGOG: A new holiday event in Scugog will provide visitors with holiday shopping opportunities and a way to help out local organizations. The Gift of Giving Holiday Bazaar will be held on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Scugog Community Centre, located at 1655 Reach St. According to organizer Sara Fincham-Phoenix, “the purpose of our event is to provide a fantastic opportunity to provide support to local organizations this holiday season, as well as provide a fantas-

tic shopping venue for locals to come in and check out.” Currently, the event will feature participation from Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham, who will be running a refreshment stand and Community Gift Giving, who will be offering gift wrapping. Santa will also be in attendance, allowing for plenty of opportunities for the kids to have their pictures taken. Photos are $5 or free with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy. The U14 North Durham United Girls Rep soccer club will also be

on hand, greeting guests and assisting with the event. The choir from S.A. Cawker Public School will also be performing between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to the event is a nonperishable food item. Proceeds from the event will be distributed between participating organizations. Any group wishing to get involved can contact Ms. FinchamPhoenix at 1-289-354-2721. The event can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ thegiftofgivingholidaybazaar.

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