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ROUND AND ROUND: The Merry-Go-Round brought out riders of all ages at Port Perry Fair this past weekend. Fall fair season continues this weekend with the 149th edition of the Uxbridge Fall Fair. For additional photos from the Port Perry Fair, see Page 3 of this week’s Standard. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

Airport drama nearly came to Scugog DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: In June, federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty pushed the Pickering Airport back into the limelight with an announcement that the proposed airport would be proceeding, sending shockwaves throughout the North Durham community. The saga of the Pickering Airport has been playing out since the early 1970s, and Scugog Township once played a key role in the proceedings. In May of 1971, the federal government pared down their initial list of 57 potential sites for the GTA’s second international airport to four secret locations. Although the actual list of sites remained a closely guarded secret, Scugog Island quickly emerged as the ru-

moured preferred location for the airport. Local residents quickly sprung into action, forming the Scugog Protective Committee (SPC), with Peter Redman serving as Chair of the group. After a report in June of that year pegged the cost of the airport for the province as high as one billion dollars in roads, sewers, water and rapid transit, the SPC made a historic presentation to Don Jamieson, the federal Minister of Transportation in July of 1971. During the presentation, the group shared their concerns over the project with Mr. Jamieson. Among the issues presented by the SPC were severe alterations to the ecosystem of Lake Scugog, as well as harmful pollution to the surrounding areas due to jet exhaust and potential fuel run-off. TURN TO PAGE 5

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UXBRIDGE: The fall fair season continues to roll along in North Durham, with the 149th edition of the Uxbridge Fall Fair this weekend. The fair opens on Friday, Sept. 6, and runs until Sunday, Sept. 8 at scenic Elgin Park. This year, the fair is celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Canada with a weekend-long tribute to agriculture and community spirit. One of Canada’s longest running youth organizations, the 4-H name represents the four areas of personal development that have shaped the group’s focus for the past century: head, heart, hands and health. Since its establishment in 1913, 4-H has taught valuable life skills to countless young people between the ages of eight and 21. Back for another great year of entertainment are favourites such as the Saturday night demolition derby, starting at 7 p.m. and the tractor pull at 7 p.m. on Friday night. The popular barnyard rodeo returns on Saturday at 10 a.m., with the always-exciting lawn tractor pull following at 1 p.m. On Sunday, the Heavy Horse show kicks off the day’s entertainment at 9 a.m., before the Canine Equine Challenge at 10 a.m. The action continues with a special Cowboy Obstacle Challenge, taking place at 11 a.m. The Horse Pull closes out the Sunday attractions when it gets underway at 2:30 p.m. For automotive enthusiasts, a classic car cruisein will take place on Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday also makes ‘Twoonie Day’ on the midway with $2 rides, games, popcorn and cotton candy. The homecraft and vegetable buildings are open all weekend for visitors to take a peak at the entries to the host of competitions that make the fair such a special event for the entire community. Adults can purchase weekend passes to the fair for $25, or can opt for single-day admission at $10. Children in Grade 8 or younger will be admitted free of charge. Please note that admission does not guarantee seating at special events, so be sure to arrive early. TURN TO PAGE 4

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Lace up for the Terry Fox run NORTH DURHAM: Local residents will once again come together to walk, run and wheel in the fight against cancer, when the 2013 edition of the Terry Fox Run comes to the communities of North Durham next month. The Sept. 15 event, now in its 33rd year, will once again help raise funds and awareness in the continued fight against cancer, continuing a tradition that began with Terry Fox’s courageous cross-Canada journey in 1980. The walk has raised more than $600 million dollars from across the country in that time, with participants across Ontario raising more than $12 million in 2012 alone. Eighty-four cents from each dollar raised goes toward cancer research.

Once again, the non-competitive event requires no minimum pledge to participate. The Port Perry run will begin at the Palmer Park Gazebo on Water St. at 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. Contact Elizabeth McArthur at 905-985-0951 or In Uxbridge, participants will gather at Elgin Park for the 9 a.m. run, with registration at 8:15 a.m. Contact Maggie or Drew Ferraro at 905-852-2169 or Both the Port Perry and Uxbridge routes are accessible by wheelchair, rollerblades and bicycle. For more information, visit


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Projects are a source of pride for council DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: With council nearing the final year of their current term in office, The Standard recently caught up with a pair of Uxbridge’s municipal leaders to gather their thoughts on the past three years, and what 2014 may hold for the municipality. Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger and Ward 2 Councillor Pat Molloy both noted the numerous community projects that have been accomplished by council, in partnership with the community, as highlights of the current term. “The skate park and the splash pad are both super additions to our town, and wouldn’t have been possible without great volunteers from the community,” said Councillor Ballinger. “As well, we’ve put away money for the new fire hall, and working hard on the new animal shelter. I was also personally involved with the refurbishing of the cenotaph.” Councillor Ballinger also noted that projects haven’t been limited to urban Uxbridge with extensive road repairs north of town, including the replacement of the Leaskdale bridge. As well, the roundabout at the corner of Durham Rd. 8 and Conc. 6 has now been operational for two years. As well, Councillor Ballinger recently saw his efforts to have a section of Brock St. in downtown resurfaced, which had been his mission for the past year. “From last November, when I saw someone struggling to get across the road, I pushed at the Region for resurfacing of Brock St., and it finally came true when work started recently,” noted Councillor Ballinger. During this term of council, Mr. Ballinger has also acted as a crusader against truck traffic in Uxbridge’s downtown core. “Both Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor and myself have worked hard at the Region to deal with trucks downtown. And, alREGIONAL COUNCILLOR though there is still JACK BALLINGER work to be done, there are less than there were three years ago, and we will continue to work on that issue to try and get some relief for business owners and residents downtown,” explained Councillor Ballinger. Both councillors also noted the frequent talk of taxes, and how the municipality funds its services. “We have got to find new ways to finance the municipality beyond taxpayers,” said Councillor Molloy, who serves as Chair of the finance committee. “We have to find alternatives, and look at ways to make and save money.” Councillor Molloy also took note of the challenges that come with funding the township’s numerous facilities, an ongoing debate throughout the township’s annual municipal budget deliberations. “As a ward councillor, one of the things we have to work on is getting our facilities used more often, particularly our community halls,” Councillor Molloy told The Standard. Rising taxes tend to go hand-in-hand with rising property values, noted Councillor Ballinger, who stressed that council’s main objective is retaining what makes Uxbridge a destination for many homeowners. “I try and not discuss taxes, because a lot of the time we’re bound by MPAC (the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation). And, all we can really do is hold the line,” commented Councillor Ballinger. “Essentially we’re paying for our quality of life, but it only goes so far. The majority of people love living in this town

FEEDING TIME: Justice Best gets acquainted with a myotonic or ‘fainting goat’ during the fourth annual Farmers of Uxbridge event, held on Thursday, August 22 at Uxbridge Arena. Several local farmers were on hand to showcase the wide variety of agricultural products produced with Uxbridge Township and the surrounding area, including cheese, garlic, wool and honey. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard but, you have to pay for it.” It was also noted by Councillor Molloy, that the creation of emergency reserves for individual township departments should help to lower taxes, as they don’t have to be budgeted for year-after-year. “Previously, departments would budget extra funds just in case, with the reserves that money is already on hand, so we don’t have to keep taxing our homeowners,” explained Councillor Molloy. However, while help from the higher levels of government would be appreciated, council remains cautiously optimistic about the possibility. “We have go to help people out with housing geared to income, and look at where people can get affordable housing. Maybe someone will grab the bull by the horns at the First Leaside building (the remains of the abandoned construction project at the corner of Brock St. and Victoria St.),” added Councillor Ballinger. “But I don’t think we’re going to get a lot of help from the government. And, it’s a shame that the younger generation will ultimately have to WARD 2 COUNCILLOR pay for it. It’s not fair.” PAT MOLLOY Both councillors shared in their pride for the Uxbridge community, and their role as councillors. “Three years have gone by really fast, and we haven’t stopped learning. It’s incredible, the amount of information that comes in - it never stops. That’s what needed to keep this community in such great shape,” said Councillor Molloy. As a champion for Uxbridge at the Regional level, Councillor Ballinger considers his role to be a privledge, that he does not take lightly. “I’m very proud to be a council member and voice for this community. It is a real honour to serve and help with making sure that Uxbridge remains a safe and vibrant community.”

Still time to play the name game UXBRIDGE: There’s still time to have your voice heard as the township works towards re-naming the former St. John’s/Kennedy House property. Polling for the contest began in June, and residents can still cast their vote to help name the township’s future home of recreation facilities. There are four names to chose from: Uxbridge Activity Park, The Fields of Uxbridge, Uxbridge Commons or Uxbridge Athletic and Recreation Commons (The ARC). The site, which is currently home to soccer fields as well as the recently-opened Uxbridge Rotary Skate Park, and has been pegged as the location for the proposed new Uxbridge Aquatic Centre. The poll is currently open at

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Throughout the weekend, free on-site parking for the general public is only available by entering from Elgin Park Rd. As in past year, parking will be restricted on side streets in the vicinity of Elgin Park. Illegally parked vehicles may be subject to ticketing and/ or towing. Those chosing to walk to the fair may enter through the

gates on Water St. or Joseph St. Those dropping off guests at the fair are encouraged to use the Joseph St. entrance. On Saturday, a shuttle will be available between 3 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. from either Uxbridge Secondary School or Quaker Village Public School. For more information on the Uxbridge Fall Fair, including a full schedule of events and attractions, please visit

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Scugog community rallied against proposed airport F RO M PAG E 1

Mr. Jamieson left the presentation assuring the group that the federal government shared their concerns for the area in the event that it was chosen as the proposed airport’s location. “I would like to assure you that the importance of conservation is one of the points which will be given very serious consideration before the final decision on a location for the airport is resolved,” said Mr. Jamieson. In August of 1971, the SPC found an ally in their fight to keep the proposed airport off Scugog Island. The Cartwright Ratepayers Association (CRA) - which was largely made up of cottagers - overwhelmingly approved the idea to join up with the SPC, with 95 per cent of its members voting in favour of the measure. The CRA came out in support of keeping the airport off Scugog Island, hoping to preserve the natural habitat. “If the government chooses Scugog, it wouldn’t be too many years before Scugog would cease to be an island,” said CRA member Edward Glithero, of Woodstock. Among the recommendations made by the CRA, was that the government look at a location on the site of Camp Borden near Barrie, as the government already owned the land. As well, the CRA claimed an airport at that location would not interfere with cottages, homes or industry. Speculation surrounding the airport heated up again in the early portion of 1972, when a site near Claremont emerged as the new rumoured front-runner for

the proposed airport. However, not all of those in the area agreed with the speculation about the airport’s final destination. “There’s no doubt (the airport) will be in the east Metro area, but I think it’s more likely to be in Scott Township, north of Uxbridge Township,” claimed then Pickering Deputy Reeve George Ashe. Aside from rumours about the airport possibly be located in Scott Township (near Sandford), there was also speculation that a site near the borders of Reach, Cartwright and Darlington Townships (Burketon) was also under consideration by the federal government. The rumours and speculation finally came to an end on Thursday, March 3, 1972, when Jamieson and Ontario Treasurer Darcy McKeough jointly announced that the new airport would be built in Pickering Township. The pair also announced that a new city named Cedarwood would be created over the next 20 years in the immediate area of the airport, with an expected population of 150,000. Work was expected to begin on the Pickering Airport later in 1972, with a completion date set for the end of the decade. Cedarwood was to be completed by 1990. The total cost of the project was estimated to be two billion dollars (almost 12 billion dollars in 2013). For those on council at the time, the lasting memory of Scugog’s airport saga is the way the community rallied together against the proposal. “The people we dead set against it,” said former Scugog Councillor and Mayor Howard Hall. “The gen-

eral public didn’t want anything to do with an Island airport. It seemed like a crazy idea at the time, to put an airport right in the middle of an island with cottages on every side. The runway would’ve had to be right down the centre, where Island Rd. is.” Another former Scugog Mayor, Jerry Taylor, also served on council at the time of the airport speculation, representing Ward 3 (which includes Scugog Island), and like Mr. Hall remembers fierce opposition in the community. “No one wanted an airport. I can’t recall anyone supporting it in the area,” Mr. Taylor recalled. “There was a lot of unrest for awhile, and a lot of rumours. It was hard to keep track of what was true and hat wasn’t. The real major concern was the environment, and the marshland around the island, and it was unanimous among residents that they didn’t want any kind of airport on Scugog Island.”

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NORTH DURHAM Thursday, September 5 Scugog Memorial Public Library hosts ‘Mindfulness for a More Fulfilling Life,’ with David Maian of Maya Healing Arts. This workshop will be held in the Rotary Room at Scugog Memorial Public Library, 231 Water Street in Port Perry, at 7 pm. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call 905-985-7686 x101 to register. Saturday, September 7 Columbus Community United Church, 3285 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa will be hosting its 37th Annual Yard Sale. This sale will take place on from 8 am to 3 pm. There are still spaces available and can be purchased for $20 per space (approx. 8’ x 10’) and you can get more information by calling the Church Office at (905) 655-8852. September 9 and 16 Pineridge Chorus Guest Nights. We are a friendly women’s chorus. We like to sing harmony and to perform for others. Learn, laugh and harmonize. Welcome to our guest nights at 7:15 p.m. at the Uxbridge Music Hall. Info: 905-852-6327. Thursday, September 12 The Durham Chapter of Shout Sister Choir starts on Sept 12. We do not audition and learn our music by ear. Our repertoire is fresh & fun. All levels of singers welcome. Practices are Thursday evenings 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Westminster United Church, 1850 Rossland Re. E, Whitby. More information at Sunday, September 15 Fundraiser Flea Market in support of the Caesarea Skate Park at the Nestleton Community Hall on Hwy. 7A between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For vendor information as well as donations, please call 905-986-4038. Wednesday, September 18 Prince Albert Cemetery Walk, 7 p.m., hosted by Paul Arculus. The walk is free, but donations gladly accepted for the Lake Scugog Historical Society. Meet at the Jeffrey St. entrance, off of Old Simcoe Rd., south of 7A. More info at - Brain Injury Association of Durham Region support group meeting, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 850 King St. W., Oshawa (unit 24 - lower level). Marshall Hohmann of Grandview Children’s Centre will present ‘Positive Living.’ Transportation is available by calling 905-723-2732 or 1-866-354-4464. Thursday, September 19 Trinity United and the Baptist Church in Uxbridge are offering a seven week Alpha course in exploring the Meaning of Life. Care to find out the answers ? Introductory Dinner at Trinity United at 6.30pm. Open discussion. Call 905 852 6213 for further information & to reserve a spot. Free to all. Saturday, September 21 Port Perry/Prince Albert United Church House Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eight unique and/or historic homes in the Port Perry and Prince Albert area will be open to visitors. Tickets are $25 each and includes refreshments at Port Perry United Church. Visit for tickets and more information. Sunday, September 22 The Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society welcomes historian Guy Scott, past president of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies. 2 p.m., at The Meeting Place, 284 Simcoe St W, Beaverton. All welcome. More info at 705-439-2337.

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BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly It is hard to believe that the new school term has arrived and the children will once again be off school. Good luck to all of the students as they return to their studies. It will be so different, with no students at the High School. Glad to report that Merlin Suggitt is recovering, following heart surgery. A large congregation from the rural churches of Lakeridge Presbytery gathered for a casual, outdoor worship on Sunday morning, at Cartwright Fields in Nestleton. The ser-

vice was followed by a pot luck picnic, with much visiting and fellowship - a decided success. If you are interested in participating in a regular community rhythm and drum circle at Blackstock United Church, come to an information meeting on Friday, September 13. Please bring a drum or percussion instrument if you have one. For more info, call Michelle Adams at 906-986-4817. On September 8 at 2 p.m., there will be a dedication service at the Anglican Cemetery. Bring your own

lawn chairs and come and share in the outdoor service. On September 22 at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s, a blessing of the animals and back to church Sunday will occur. On September 26 at 7 p.m., a book review of Aruna Papp’s Unworthy Creature. Many attended the various events at the Port Perry Fair over the weekend. The September Fair Board meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on October 9, at the Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars.

CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell Want to know where we stand with building our skateboard park? Come to our General Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Caesarea Community Hall. We can discuss all your questions. Bring your kids, neighbours, friends, etc. Please pass on the word. We need you there. It will be very informative for your benefit. The Caesarea Skate Park For Kids is looking to build a concrete skateboard park, in the size of approx. 7,000 sq. ft. We’re looking for a variety such as ramps, rails, pipes, stairs and a bowl. Submit your entry to, Design Sk8 4Kids, 76 Cedar Grove Dr., Caesarea, ON, L0B 1E0, no later than Oct. 20. If chosen, you will win $100. Contest rules: original designs only – copies will not be accepted. Your name and phone number must be on the backside of your design. You can enter as many draw-

ings as you wish. Winner must sign a release form to allow Caesarea Skate Park to use the design. Contest ends Oct. 20. Winner will be contacted by phone. Ladies, do you enjoy singing in a group and making new friends? Then Pineridge Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines, may be for you. Two guest nights are planned, both on Mondays – September 9 and 16 – when you can visit and check out what’s happening. For sure, you will have a fun night. The location is the Music Hall on Main Street in Uxbridge; the time is 7:30 p.m. – but I’d come at 7:15 to get a parking spot. Members come from all around Scugog, Uxbridge and points north and west. Bring a friend for carpooling. For further details, contact June at ernie.clinker@

EPSOM & UTICA by Shari Kerry Condolences from the community go out to Sharon Spencer and family in the recent passing of her husband John Miles. Remember to keep you eyes open and slow down for our children as they head back to school this week. We are hoping for a fun filled and very safe year. Please be reminded that the Goods and Services Auction has been moved to Utica Hall on September 20. Previewing the items start at 6:30 p.m. with the auction start-

ing at 7 p.m. sharp. Please contact Lloyd or Nancy Morden at 905-9859443 for further information or to make donations. Some of the items that will be there are preserves, pies, cakes, load of fire wood, catered dinners, sleigh ride, Christmas turkeys, chickens, afghan, one week stay in a house in Florida, airplane ride, septic tank pumping, cottage for a week, garden cleanup, four hours of sewing, interior design consultation, knitting lessons, computer

tune-up, three hour french tutoring, computer consultation for seniors, gift certificates etc. You don’t want to miss it! Since summer is coming to an end, I am hoping I get a few more e-mails or phone calls giving me news. It has been a tough spring and summer coming up with news to write. I can’t do it on my own. I need your help to continue this column. Thank you in advance! gandskerry@andrewswireless. net or 905-852-6887

SUNDERLAND by Denise Wilson Well, if you see this paper in time, you could stroll up to our Town Hall this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and see the official unveiling of our new Sunderland Town Hall clock. This clock has been in place for a week now and we are about to find out what wonderful music that it can produce. On occasion we will hear Christmas tunes, or other tunes relevant to what is happening in our village. The beauty of the clock sure does enhance the look of our downtown and as we always try to convey, bravo to our Sunderland Lions once again! Of course we will all be on time from now on! All of our children are back to school and it seems pretty quiet around here. Not for long though, as coming right up is the 162nd annual Sunderland Fall Fair! Yes, September 10 and 11, we will all be coming out to enjoy the talents and harvest of

our village, along with midway rides, horses, cows, chickens etc. and of course the demolition derby. Mark your calendars folks. And while you have your calendars out, move to the November page and put a big star on Saturday, November 16! Last year Sunderland United Church had a live and silent auction and it was a huge success! People came from far and wide and they were amazed at the items to bid on! This year, Auctioneer Bill Brethour will be back and he is an afternoon of entertainment himself! The timing is perfect for Christmas shoppin` and believe me you will be amazed! It seems as though the weatherman is struggling between keeping our hot Summer weather with us and giving in to Fall temperatures, and my guess is that all of this month will be this struggle back and forth. Let’s just savour the best of both.

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SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux There was no call to worship this past Sunday as the Church was closed so everyone could Attend the potluck lunch for the United Church of Canada, in Nestleton. The Sunrise Beach Association would like to send out a big thank you to all who came out and or help in anyway for making the annual Family Fun Day a huge success. A special thank you goes out to

Brent Herrington. We would also like to thank everyone who came out to our Jack and Jill on August 24, (for Fred and Jeanne) a fun and memorial night was had by all. Looking forward to seeing many of you at the wedding. The First Nation Community is having a by-election, held on Tuesday for the position of one council. There are currently five candidates running, good

luck to all the candidates. I will have the results in next week. Just a reminder as the children go back into school please keep a eye out for them as they will be excited and not watching for cars. I can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 905-985-7662 and I would like the news please by 6 p.m. on Sundays. Have a happy first week back to school.

SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short The Seagrave Ladies Secret Pals Group is still going. The annual dinner and get together/gift exchange is always the last Friday evening of November. If anybody is interested, please phone Diane Cooke at 905 985-3722. The community send their sympathy to Hans and Linda Buscher on the passing of Hans father, Stan Wojnicz. The funeral took place on Saturday in Pickering with Rev. Paul Moorhouse officiating. Our prayers go out to Valerie Hunter and fam-

ily as Valerie’s mom is in poor health. Sept. 8 service is at 9:15 a.m. The children of the VIBE summer camp will do a presentation. This service will be followed by coffee hour at 10:15 a.m. The congregation is asked to supply the food items. Sept. 10 - 12 p.m. Out to Lunch. Casseroles, salads, homemade bread, dessert, tea, coffee at a cost of $7. To reserve a seat at the table contact Donna Wanamaker at 905-985-8350 or donawanamaker@gmail.

com. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Scugog Food Bank. Sept. 14 - 8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast Group will meet at the Blue Heron Casino for breakfast. All welcome. There is a task listing on the bulletin board for work to be done at the church. If you wish to volunteer please place your name on the list with a date you are available so products can be provided. If you have items for this column, please contact or

ZEPHYR & SANDFORD by Pat Asling People from all over the area filled the Glen Major church on Sunday, August 25, for a fantastic concert of harp music. Edward told his story about how, in 1920, his Mennonite parents and the colony from Manitoba travelled thousands of miles to live in the South American jungle, 500 km from any city and how he finally became a concert harpists, travelling and performing around the world. The Mennonite story sounded much like that I heard from my Mennonite friends in Belize who also came from the Canadian prairies about the same time. A Naturalist club is being formed in Uxbridge and area. If you are interested contact Derek Connolly for information! Sandford UCW meets Sept. 26 and there will be a special speaker. All ladies are invited, 1:30 p.m. October is Anniversary month and Gala month. Congratulations to Robyn Ottolini who sang over CHCH radio music show and will perform at the Country Music Awards in Edmonton shortly. Peter Doling announced in church Sunday that the walk in which he participated for the SouthLake Cardiac Rehab Centre raised $42,000.00 from 162 participants. An amazing amount

of money! Four older friends recently passed on. Doreen and Murray Thompson farmed at Ashworth for many years before moving to Uxbridge, where she continued to live there after Murrays’ death but moved to a retirement residence two years ago due to ill health. She died last Tuesday and was buried from Low and Low on Thursday. South on the 6th Pete and Gloria Ryan raised their large family on the farm. Pete also worked at St. John’s Training school, as custodian, for many years. He had been in Sunnybrook Veteran’s Hospital for several years. Sylvia and Cliff Robb moved to Uxbridge from Wingham, Ontario, where Cliff was in radio, 40 some years ago and were active in many organizations such as the Red Cross and the Uxbridge Scott Historical Society. Sylvia worked in the Township office many years. The latest loss is Jean Rynard. Jean was a stalward of Zephyr church and was usually out, even after she moved into Uxbridge. All these have contributed greatly to our community and will be missed. Our condolences to all families! Note that Uxbridge Genealogy will meet at the Museum on Sept. 19.

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 SUNDAY, September 8 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome


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

SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Worship Nursery Care and Jr. Church is available A warm welcome to all


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, September 8


19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, September 8 10 a.m. Morning Service

14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry Sunday, September 8 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome.

UXBRIDGE TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 20 First Avenue Pastor Kirby Constable 905-852-6213



Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop Tuesday Youth Meeting and “HEARTBEAT” after school program will start again 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

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 •


(Anglican Church of Canada)

Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 16th Sunday After Pentecost Sunday, September 8

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: Emmanuel Community Church: ‘Reaching up to God; Reaching out to our Community,’

10 a.m. Morning Prayer

Sunday School and Nursery available

GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till Labour Day means Port Perry Fair time, and what a great fair it was! It is also the end of summer fun for our children, with school resuming. Please drive with care, especially in school areas. Greenbank is petitioning for the return of the pedestrian crossing, South of the four corners. Please be sure you have signed a form for this request. For information on yoga classes at Greenbank Hall, starting full schedule now, phone 905-431-1850. The Greenbank Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament will be held on September 20, 21 and 22. To register to play, or to help, please phone Barb at 905-985-3903, Brian at 905985-2562, or Al at 905-985-3703. Greenbank Folk Music Society starts another season on Saturday, October 5, with performing guitarist Kevin Breit. For tick-


ets, phone 905-985-8351. Greenbank Hall is available for rental. It is wheelchair accessible and bar-tending is available. Call 905-985-3723. Better health is wished for David Anderson, Eva Hunter, Pauline Reed, and others. September 8 - 11 a.m. - Regular service at Rev. Moorhouse. September 11 - 7:30 p.m. - The evening U.C.W. unit meets at the church. September 14 - Greenbank Mission Team hosts emergency first aid training day, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Greenbank Church. Cost is $67.80. If interested in this community outreach, e-mail September 15 - Rally Sunday - service at 11 a.m. Hayride at 9:45 a.m. After service, there will be barbecue, jumping castle, face paint, loots bags and games.


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


Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

SUNDAY, September 8 “National Grandparents Day”

Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave) 9:15 a.m. Morning Service Children’s time with 9:15 a.m. service

Greenbank (Hwy 12, minutes. N. of Pt. Perry) 11 a.m. Morning Service Everyone is Welcome Children’s time with 11 a.m. service

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

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Going to pot Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s recent admission that he smoked marijuana while an MP three years ago, sparked an avalanche of questions regarding the current state of marijuana laws in this country. Following in Mr. Trudeau’s footsteps, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, as well as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford also admitted to partaking in the practice, shedding new light on the debate. It would appear that the stars are aligning for an open and honest debate about the current marijuana laws in this country. One sector who would appear in favour is those tasked with enforcing those very same laws. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police recently endorsed the idea of issuing tickets for possession of small amounts of marijuana instead of pressing criminal charges, which have clogged up our nation’s courts for generations. Should the move endorsed by Canada’s top cops, eventually be adopted, it would spare thousands of Canadians from costly criminal convictions and free up our courts and police to devote additional time to more serious offences. There may also be economic gains as well. Having marijuana sold legally, and subject to the same levels of taxation could provide a serious boost to coffers at every level of government. However, the current federal government does not seem to be inline with the views of most Canadians on the subject. Last summer, Ipsos-Reid conducted a national poll that found two-thirds of Canadians are in favour of changing the law so that those individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana are no longer subjected to criminal charges. But, the Harper government continues to cling to outdated ideals about marijuana’s presumed harmful effects, while ignoring the numerous health benefits to those suffering with chronic illnesses. Cultural opinions on marijuana seem to be changing across the country, and while few are arguing for full-scale legalization, a change in the way those in possession of the drug are dealt with has the potential to be a great step forward for our society.

Reader grins and ‘bears’ it Heritage Days a great success To the Editor, I’m an avid road cyclist on Scugog Island, and ride the top end of the Island for several hours almost daily. During the last fifteen years as a resident biker, I have seen deer, coyotes, rabbits, raccoons, wild turkeys, foxes, and perhaps the dumbest animal of them all, the ‘litterbug’ and ‘cell phone talker while driving’ but those last two are another story. However, on Tuesday, August 20 at about 1 p.m. I finally had a question answered that I have asked many long time residents for many years, all who had never seen one on the Island. While riding near the homes located on Hood Road at the top of the island, I was greeted by a black bear, probably

a female, crossing from the corn fields on the north side. She (it) was standing in the middle approximately 30 metres in front of me, 35 metres from the closest home. I stopped, which I figured was a good move, took my phone out of my bike kit and went to take a photo of this heard of but not yet seen animal. By the time I was able to, it sauntered off into a nearby field near the homes. I advised several people in homes nearby and by the time I got back to the field it was in the trees somewhere. I guess the only thing left for me to see now is a moose! Now that would really be a surprise! Greg Proctor Scugog Island

To the Editor, We had an amazing weekend up at the Uxbridge Historical Centre at the 42nd annual Heritage Days! The weather was perfect for us and really added to the ambiance. We had an increase in adult attendance of over 30 % and over twice as many kids. This was our main objective - to increase exposure for the Museum to a younger demographic. Our Kids Zone was a massive hit and kids were running around collecting stamps for their Passport Festivals and had the best face painting I have ever seen. We were very fortunate to have a couple of our artist friends help out. Other highlights included the tireless Dave Dickie and his horse Dodger and beautiful carriages in the Fall Fair booth, amazing music from

the Uxbridge Legion Pipe band leading in the Vehicle Parade of antique tractors and cars, our great exhibitors - the Farmers and their tractors and equipment, Bee Man, Dandelion Lady, and Model Railway presenters, and finally excellent food - fresh cooked corn on the cob over a fire, Meat Merchant barbecue, fresh pies and ice cream! A special thank you goes out to all the great volunteers and Historical Centre staff who all worked so hard to make it happen. We are already working on new ideas for next year and would love to have anyone join us with their ideas and planning to be part of this great event! Brad Buss President, Uxbridge Historical Society

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Councillors kept busy at AMO JACOB MANTLE Special to The Standard

Recently, I, along with Mayor O’Connor, Councillor Molloy, Regional Councillor Ballinger and Township CAO Ingrid Svelnis, attended the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Ottawa. As this was my first time attending the conference, I thought it important to give residents a better idea of what the AMO conference is and why we choose to attend. AMO is the united voice that represents Ontario’s 444 municipalities to other levels of government on a variety of issues from public planning to accessibility and infrastructure.

The issues facing local government are ever changing and growing in their complexity. It is important that I, and my colleagues on council, have the knowledge to make wise choices for our community. Throughout week we attended in-depth seminars on the planning process, rural community development, procurement, aggregates and wireless antenna siting - local hot button issues. These were long days of listening and learning. We also attended this year because it is increasingly important that Uxbridge is at the table, speaking with government ministers, advocating for our community and ensuring that the province knows our local issues. Recent local discussions

about the downtown flood alleviation on Brock Street or renovations to the Foster Memorial will not take place without strong involvement from the provincial government. One of the highlights of the conference was the keynote address by Colonel (Retd) Chris Hadfield, whom all Canadians got to know a little better through his time as commander of the International Space Station. Without a doubt, he inspired everyone in the room with is message of leadership. When the conference wraps up, I am confident that we will all return a little better equipped for the job the residents of the Township of Uxbridge have entrusted us to do.

Ron Layton poses with a collection of railroad memorabilia at the Township of Uxbridge’s ‘Train on the Moraine’ display at the CNE in Toronto. The booth highlighted the York-Durham Heritage Railway, the only heritage train curDARRYL KNIGHT The Standard rently operating in the GTA.

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Cancelled gas plant saga continues When the Ontario Legislature resumes early next month, one of the first orders of business will be a request by the PC Official Opposition to investigate allegations that attempts were made to intimidate the Speaker of the House over rulings related to the $585 million gas plant fiasco. In e-mails circulating during the fall of 2012, senior staffers and advisors in the McGuinty government wrote that the Speaker “needs to follow up on his prima facie finding and change his mind.” At that time, there were allegations that the McGuinty government was acting in contempt of the House by not revealing everything it knew about the gas plant re-location. One e-mail said a senior McGuinty staffer was putting the Speaker on notice that “we need better here.” Regardless of whether the Speaker was intimidated, the principle at stake is that all MPPs in the Legislative Assembly (including the MPP chosen to be Speaker) should be free from intimidation. Our plans to proceed with the contempt motion came after Ontario PCs were restricted in some of the questions to McGuinty-Wynne Liberal campaign director Don Guy regarding the gas plants scandal. Our line of questioning at the Justice Policy Committee was ruled out of order by the Committee Chair, who is an MPP from the McGuinty-Wynne government. In my view, the $585 million gas plant boondoggle continues because the McGuinty-Wynne government is not providing the answers the public

Kate and me at the CNE Part IV Another summer has come and gone, and another great summer tradition is now behind us, as Kate and I recently took our first trip to the CNE as a married couple. Fortune smiled upon us as we made our way to the Ex. Most years traffic along Lakeshore Blvd. is a lesson in patience as cars wait to make their way onto the grounds. That was not the case this year as we made our way to the CNE with minimal traffic interruptions. That’s not to say that the drive is without its harrowing moments. There are few things in this world that cause me more stress behind the wheel than driving under the Gardiner Expressway, with its disintegrating concrete high above our heads. We strategically chose to attend the CNE on Friday, August 23, so that we could once again take part in Food Truck Frenzy. Anyone that has watched the Food Network over the past two years is likely already aware of the explosion in popularity that has occurred with the food truck industry. These are not your garden variety chip trucks, rather these rolling restaurants offer a wide variety of gourmet options at affordable prices. Looking to build on last year’s grand experience of the pulled pork with peanut butter and bacon, we carefully observed all of the mouth-watering dining options available to us before finally making our choice. Once the dust

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had settled, we dug into a pulled pork sandwich, with a side of brisket poutine from the Urban Smoke truck. Without getting too into detail, I will say this, all other poutine makers should take note of this dish, because it is my new benchmark of what poutine should be. From there, we moved onto the Direct Energy Centre, where a great crowd of onlookers greeted us at the Township of Uxbridge’s display inside Heritage Court. This year, the township put together a gorgeous display highlighting the York-Durham Heritage Railway under the banner of ‘The Train on the Moraine.’ I recently had the pleasure of riding this train to Stouffville alongside my Father-in-Law and Kate’s grandpa, and those of you who have said that they will one day make it out for a trip would be wise to do so. It was a great way to step back in time, and see the great natural landscapes that surround us. We continued with trips back in time with an interactive look at ‘The History of the Future.’ I am always baffled at just why people insist on trying to predict the future of technology, when in reality, there are few predictions more wrought with peril. As someone who once devoted an entire column to the lasting legacy of ‘Back to the Future Part 2,’ it was great to see some of the visions of what the future may hold through the eyes of those that lived more than a century ago, and some of

deserves. Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised transparency. Unfortunately, that’s not what we’re seeing at the hearings of the Justice Policy Committee that took place each week throughout much of the summer. There is one remaining hearing, on August 27, before the House resumes. Perhaps there is still time for the committee to ask the tough questions on behalf of citizens and to receive forthright answers. As matters currently stand, the McGuinty-Wynne government’s continuing attempts to hide the gas plant scandal are almost as bad as the scandal itself. Honesty is always the best policy. Newborn screening tests for 29 conditions Ontario’s Newborn Screening Program now tests all newborns in the province for 29 inherited and/or treatable diseases. Most recently, a condition known as Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Syndrome has been added to the list. Children with SCID have highly comprised immune systems. In the past, this sometimes led to these children being confined to a “bubble” that served as a barrier against disease. They struggle to fight severe bacterial, viral and fungal infections. SCID is described as the first disease in the newborn screening system that is not only treatable, but also curable. Ontario’s program for screening newborns is considered Canada’s most comprehensive newborn screening program. Approximately 145,000 babies are screened annually, at no cost to their families.

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the boneheaded predictions made by those who should’ve had more of a handle on the future of technology. As it turns out, the market for home computers eventually surpassed six units sold per year, and a cumbersome little invention called the telephone did have far-reaching implications for communications companies. With the stand selling the infamous cronut burger shut down just days prior to our visit, we were spared that gastronomical catastrophe, and instead our visit to the food building ended with a simple purchase of a bacon/peanut butter milkshake. I am now fully convinced that you can add peanut butter and bacon to anything and it will become palatable. Trends in food and technology may change over time, but, some things remain relevant through the years, like the CNE which was certainly busy when we were there. Next year when we once again explore the grounds, it will likely be the same scene, because some traditions are worth hanging onto, and despite its grand scale, the CNE remains a fair at its heart and a means of connecting all of us as Canadians.

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Caesarea skate park committee continues rolling along Despite being turned down for provincial funding earlier this month, members of the Caesarea Skate Park fundraising committee will apply again this fall, this time with assistance from Scugog Township. Ward 4 Councillor Wilma Wotten told staff and councillors at this week’s committees meeting that an applica-

tion by the committee to the Ontario Trillium Fund for financial assistance was denied. In recent years, the committee has been raising funds for the proposed facility, eyeing Caesarea’s Putsey Park as a future home for the skate park. Members of the committee since approached the township for help in the ap-

plication process, said Ms. Wotten, adding that the next round of funding will begin accepting proposals in November. Councillors passed a request by Councillor Wotten to refer the committee’s request to the 2014 budget process. New well for Nestleton Hall An ongoing issue with silt and sand entering the water system at Nestleton Hall will now require Scugog Township to dip into approximately $15,000 worth of emergency funding for a new well at the municipal facility. Council approved the request from the Community Services department at this week’s committees meeting, after

Recreation and Culture Manager Craig Belfry detailed the problem. According to Mr. Belfry, the problem came to a head after a well test on June 2 revealed that no screen – which would have filtered out solid matter - had been installed when the well was originally dug in 1974. He added that a new well would be more cost-effective, as repairs to the existing well would require crews to dig around gas and electrical lines. Water is currently being provided at the hall by temporary on-site storage tanks. The funds will be drawn from the municipal projects reserve and work is expected to begin in the near future.

Driver suffers serious injuries NORTH DURHAM: A 25-year-old male suffered serious injuries as a result of a single motor vehicle collision in Pickering last week. According to police, just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, officers from North Division and West Division were called to the area of Pickering Conc. Rd. 9 between Side Line 30 and Side Line 32 for a reported single motor vehicle collision with one occupant. A Red Ford Freestar van had been travelling west-

bound on Pickering Conc. Rd. 9, when the male driver of the vehicle lost control. The vehicle entered into the ditch area and became airborne. The vehicle eventually came to rest on its passenger side in the field on the north side of the roadway. The male driver of the vehicle was able to get out of the vehicle on his own. The driver, a 25-year-old Whitchurch-Stouffville man was transported by ambulance to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries,

then later transferred to a Toronto-area trauma hospital for further evaluation. Members of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected. Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/ Cst. Ouellette of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888579-1520, ext. 5272.




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Town Hall 1873 - 140 years of diverse history BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

A stoic brick building with intricate windows and a large bell tower has stood as a sentinel over Port Perry’s downtown for many years, and will for many more. Built in 1873, the Town Hall has stood on the corner of Queen Street and Simcoe Street for 140 years this September. Its grey square edifice embellished with brick corbeling stands as a reminder of the past. Originally built as a civic building, courthouse, meeting place, and jail,

it has grown and changed with the community it serves. Town Hall 1873 was soon used as Port Perry’s early fire hall, the double doors that let patrons in to see its performances and concerts today, used to house a fire engine. Once upon a time, the historic building was converted into a corset and lingerie factory, sparking the trade routes and industry of the town of Port Perry. Once more prominent rail lines were favoured and

THEN AND NOW: Above, Port Perry’s Town Hall appears as it stood in 1958, minus the extension on the South side. The bell tower was removed in 1939, and was replaced with the replica we see below, in 1975. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Port Perry’s economy shuddered, its spacious wooden floor gave entertainment to many as a roller rink. Troops on their way to World War Two were even put up to stay and rest in its main hall before they embarked to Europe. As a testament to the improving culture being born in Port Perry in the 1950’s, Town Hall 1873 was finally renovated into a movie theatre. In fact, if you stand in front of the stage and look up at the balcony, on the right hand side you can still see the original projection booth for the films. Despite its apparent usefulness, there was a time in the early 1970’s that it came dangerously close to being torn down. This is the time that Town Hall 1873 was given the breath of life that would let it grow into the cultural hub it is known as today. “Theatre is what saved the historic building,” said Dave Ellis, historian for the Borelians theatre group. “If the Borelians had not pushed the Township to save the building for our use back in 1973, an important piece of Port Perry’s history would now be a parking lot.” The Borelians, named after Borelia Hill, are a group of Port Perry High School teachers who re-purposed the abandoned Town Hall and convinced the Township to lease the abandoned building to them for their drama performances and plays, since the high school lacked facilities. The first item on the list for the Borelians and their new theatre was to do some renovations and updating. “When we renovated the building after our first couple of performances, citizens of the town came in and gave us lumber, wiring and their own time to help us get the building up to code and create a stage,” said Mr. Ellis. “It really goes to show how much can be accomplished when a historic building means so much to the community, the hall was virtually maintained in its historic state for two decades. The old jail door is still downstairs by the washrooms.” The inaugural plays the Borelians held inside Town Hall 1873 were Mame and You Can’t Take It With You. After receiving positive ratings on the shows, Mr. Ellis and the Borelians decided to take promoting theatre in Port Perry a step further. “In the 1970’s, there wasn’t very much exciting or new culture in Port Perry,” said Mr. Ellis. “The Town Hall board of directors got in contact with

some actors and performers from Toronto, such as Peter Appleyard and Maureen Forester, and brought them here, as a way to spur the growth of Town Hall 1873 as a cultural centre”. Since 1973, Town Hall has held numerous performances, plays, shows and concerts; orchestrated by the Borelians, the Scugog Choral Society, Cadenza Productions and Choral de Lites. “Town Hall is used for so many different purposes by the community for the past 140 years and even today,” said Mr. Ellis. “People have been married there and had their wake there, the Mayor has historically held his New Years Day levy there. The children of Port Perry have held many concerts and competitions, from dance to drama and choir events.” The old brick tower was one of only a few buildings standing after the great conflagrations of 1883 and 1884, a reminder of Port Perry’s early architecture, which was both economic and elegant. “Port Perry is a good example of preservation, we still have the old library even today and it has been morphed into something different,” added Mr. Ellis, when asked to explain why the preservations of buildings was important.

“People did not want a new library, they loved the old one. Buildings are part of the heritage and character of a town, memories are made around them and inside them.” Town Hall 1873 is reportedly still a big part of the lives of even the deceased, according to the many ghost stories told by the people who spend time in the building at night. “Back in 1981, I saw a ghost in the Town Hall,” remarked Mr. Ellis. “I was the only one in the building, getting ready to leave, when I turned out the lights and turned to look up at the balcony. Standing up there was a lady in eighteenth century garb, just floating and looking right at me. I stood staring at her for a second, and then I turned and ran. I’ve made sure I’ve never been in that building alone since.” Those who would like to learn more about Town Hall 1873, its history, or its ghosts are in luck with upcoming celebrations and events being held later this month. The Town Hall 1873 will be holding a gala and concert featuring Irwin Smith on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. to celebrate it’s anniversary. Check out for ticket information and details. Lucky viewers may even spot one of the ghosts. Don’t worry, they’re friendly.

Durham food festival DURHAM REGION: Savour the Season, Durham Region’s annual culinary festival featuring fresh local food, returns this year from Sept. 11 to 22. Participating restaurants in Durham Region have teamed up with local farmers and producers to create mouthwatering dishes inspired by farm-fresh ingredients. These restaurants will offer fixedprice lunch and dinner menus for the duration of Savour the Season, giving diners the chance to taste the fall harvest, while at the same time supporting local restaurants and farms. “Durham Tourism is pleased to bring Savour the Season back to Durham Region, giving residents and visitors a chance to experience the taste of fresh, local food,” said Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “This event is an important economic driver for Durham’s diverse agriculture and hospitality industries, and we look forward to seeing it continue to grow every year.” Now in its third year, Savour the Season features 27

casual- and fine-dining restaurants, located across Durham Region. Chefs are preparing these multi-course lunch and dinner menus, starting at $15. The dishes are created using fresh, local food—including meat, fruits, vegetables, and even maple syrup—from various farmers and producers. “This time of year, Durham Region offers an amazing array of diverse culinary experiences,” said Kerri King, Tourism Manager. “It’s great to see farmers and restaurateurs working together to celebrate local food and drink.” Visitors to the Savour the Season website at can sort restaurants by area municipality, view full menus and learn about the farm-fresh products being used. An interactive map makes it easy to locate Savour the Season restaurants in each area. Reservations for Savour the Season are recommended, and should be made directly with the participating restaurant. For more event information, visit or call Durham Tourism at 1-800-413-0017.

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If you are asking yourself, “does Port Perry need another hair salon?” Don’t answer that until you have walked through the door of Rosario Greco Styles on Wilbur Avenue. Situated at the corner of Simcoe St. and Hwy 7A, behind the Petro Canada gas station, this conveniently located salon for both ladies and men is the new home of Port Perry hairstylist Rosario Greco. From Rosario’s long-time assistant Franco Ferrara’s warm greeting at reception and his offer of a hot espresso, to the large selection of professional hair care products available, this fresh comfortable environment is charged with excitement as you enter the salon for your hair styling experience. “As a hairstylist for more than 30 years, I am passionate about this industry and all aspects of providing my clients with great hair.” Rosario says with his signature smile. Always charming and attentive he loves nothing more than sharing a great story and lots of laughs with his clients while they are in his chair. “My first priority is always getting down to business and making sure I thoroughly understand what the client is looking for, after that I want them to relax and enjoy their time in the salon. Getting to know my clients is the best part of my job. I love people and appreciate that their time is valuable and they have chosen to spend time with us.” In addition to priding themselves on excellent client service, ongoing education and skills enhancement is paramount at Styles. “We not only require our stylists to keep up on the latest techniques and trends but we make it a priority to make sure our clients are provided with the know how to nourish and recreate their great look once they are home. In addition to carry the complete line of AG hair care products, blow drying clinics are very popular and a great opportunity to keep your hair looking like you just came from the salon every day.” adds Rosario. Joining Rosario at the salon are experienced stylists Kristina Latour, Paul Rogers, Julie (Jewelz) Stewart and his sister, colour specialist Josie Greco who are all looking forward to welcoming their existing clients as well as servicing new ones. Completing this energetic team is apprentice Tamara Collins and student Jessie Mantsios allowing Styles to offer pricing and service options for every client. Styles also wanted to acknowledge that not every issue with your hair is one you want to deal with in a public setting. To offer a compassionate alternative, clients can ask to have their appointment booked in our private styling room. Thinning hair problems, special hair care needs due to illness or services that you would prefer performed in a private setting can all be accommodated in the salon. Styles will be welcoming their clients six days per week, Monday to Saturday. Call now to book your appointment and get one of Port Perry’s new and exciting fall hairstyles. They are looking forward to meeting you.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham mentoring for a change Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham (BBSND) is launching a mentoring challenge to recruit 100 volunteers between September 2013 and December 2014. The agency is leading the way. Executive Director Margaret Ayres and all BBBSND staff will begin participating in the school-based mentoring programs this fall. Ayres is allowing an extended lunch so staff can mentor one child one hour per week in a nearby school. Ms. Ayres will be approaching leading community members and corporate businesses across Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock Townships to ask for their support of the mentoring challenge. High on Ms. Ayres list is the backing of corporate business. Ayres will be asking employers to encourage lunchtime mentoring; she will be seeking endorsement of the program through the provision of a flexible lunch hour (on mentoring days) that will allow staff to spend one hour, once per week with a child on school property, but outside of the classroom. Competency skills and job performance gains for employees who volunteer are in the 14 per cent to 17 per cent range. Not only does employer-supported volunteerism bolster a company’s public image and increase morale and motivation, but there are positive gains to the staff, children and community, said Ayres. Mentoring is a relationship where a caring, responsible adult is a friend, support and role model for a child or youth. Mentoring is about fun, building trust and enjoying each other’s company. The process

benefits children’s self-esteem, social skill development and leads to more positive, long-term life outcomes. Volunteering also enriches the community and creates an environment more conducive to business growth and bottom line success. “What employer wouldn’t appreciate these cost-benefits?” said Ayres. In addition to mentoring, all BBBSND staff and active volunteers are being challenged to recruit one volunteer between now and December 2014. Agency staff will participate in at least two speaking engagements and hope to recruit 25 volunteers by October 15. Volunteers can mentor children, both in community and in school environments. The traditional community mentoring program offers a one-on-one connection with children, while school-based mentoring offers both group and one-on-one mentoring opportunities throughout the school year. Parents and guardians are also encouraged to consider a mentor for their children; a ground breaking new study by The Boston Consulting Group demonstrates Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring delivers Little Brothers and Little Sisters who are generally higher workplace achievers, more likely to volunteer their time, donate to charities and pursue healthy lifestyles. The study was designed to audit the financial return to society from Big Brothers Big Sisters, and it found that every dollar invested generates on average $18 in hard dollar returns to society. The research compared the life outcomes of 500 former Littles (traditional

mentoring) with a control group of individuals from identical family and economic backgrounds. The study determined that, over their working lives, the former Little Brothers and Little Sisters will earn on average $315,000 more than those in the control group. These higher incomes will deliver additional tax revenue, higher consumer spending and increased charitable giving and volunteerism. Further, the social return on investment for the

most economically disadvantaged participants in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs is even greater – generating an average of $23 in economic value for each dollar invested. September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month and a volunteer information day will be held at the Port Perry Scout Hall on September 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call (905) 9853733 ext. 2, and ask to speak with Cheryl Holmes, Programs Manager.

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MUD IN UXBRIDGE: Above, Jared and Hayden Ring slide head first into a swamp of mud, during the 2013 Mudnewton in Uxbridge. Below, Cameron Walker-Mills shakes off some mud while he sprints through the course. The Mudnewton is an annual mud run and cross country competition for all ages, it was held on Saturday, August 24. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard / SUBMITTED PHOTO


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Keep fit the Anytime way, now in Port Perry Anytime Fitness is currently developing a 5,000 square foot, state-of-the-art workout facility at the South Gate Mall in Port Perry (14500 Simcoe St.). The facility will be offering its members an extensive line of cardiovascular, strength and functional training equipment, personal training services, a large multi-purpose classroom for group fitness activities, massage therapy services, private restroom and shower facilities and Anytime Fitness’ proprietary Anytime Health online wellness management system. The club

will be opening this fall. “Anytime Fitness offers an upscale, convenient and affordable fitness option for the area,” said John and Jennifer Docherty, club owners. “We believe our 24-hour, co-ed, multi-service health and fitness club will be a great addition to the Port Perry and surrounding Scugog communities, offering our members comprehensive exercise and wellness services in a spacious and inviting setting.” At Anytime Fitness, members can workout any time of the day

or night, ever y day of the year. They use a security-access key to enter the club, even during non-staffed hours. Anytime Fitness also offers it members reciprocity among its 2,100plus clubs around the world at no extra charge. To reserve your membership, or to learn more about Anytime Fitness of Port Perry, please phone 905-213-0262 or e-mail Also, be sure to visit them on Facebook at PortPerry.Scugog.ON.

West Nile Virus spotted in Durham citizens Durham Region Health Department has received confirmation of one human case of West Nile virus (WNV) illness. This is the first human case of WNV reported in Durham Region this year. As of Aug. 17, there have been 10 probable and confirmed human cases of WNV reported in Ontario. There have been 89 WNV positive groups of mosquitoes identified across the province and WNV-infected mosquitoes continue to be found across the GTA. “While the overall risk of becoming infected with WNV is low, it’s still important for everyone to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites,” explained Laura Freeland, Manager, Environmental Health with Durham Region Health Department. WNV illness is a mos-

quito-borne disease that is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on the blood of a bird that carries the virus. The disease is not passed from person to person or from bird to person. Most people who contract the virus will experience mild illness including fever, headache, body ache, nausea, vomiting and rash on the chest, stomach or back. More serious symptoms can include muscle weakness, stiff neck, confusion, tremors, numbness and sudden sensitivity to light. Symptoms usually develop between three and 14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. To minimize the risk of mosquito bites and the possibility of being

infected with WNV, the Health Department recommends taking the following precautions: wear shoes, socks and lightcoloured clothing, including long sleeve tops and full-length pants, when outside especially during evening, nighttime or dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin, following Health Canada’s safety tips on using personal insect repellents. More information on using insect repellents containing DEET can be found in Health Canada’s pamphlet “Safety Tips on Using Personal Insect Repellent” at w w w. p m ra - a r l a . g c . c a / english/consum/insectrepellents-e.html. Ensure that window and door screens are in

good repair to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. As part of its ongoing WNV sur veillance program, the Health Department has placed a number of mosquito traps throughout the Durham Region. Mosquitoes caught in these traps are collected and tested weekly for the virus. Groups of mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found in eight traps so far this summer. In 2102, a total of 17 groups of mosquitoes in the Region tested positive for WNV. For more information on WNV, please call the Health Department’s Environmental Help Line at 905-723-3818 or 1-888-777-9613. Information is also available at

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Region launches healthy eating campaign DURHAM REGION: Durham Region Health Department is launching its annual healthy eating campaign, “Vegetables and Fruit. Real Food. Real Fast. Real Good.” This year, the campaign will offer a new resource that includes valuable tips to help parents get their children more involved in choosing, preparing and having fun with vegetables and fruit. “Many children like to eat foods that they’ve helped prepare,” said Tara Wheeler, a public health nurse with the Health Department. “The resource Together is Better, Special Fruit and Veggie Edition includes many ways to help you get your children involved in choosing, preparing and enjoying vegetables and fruit.” The resource, which also offers recipes that will help caregivers include more vegetables and fruit into their family’s day, is available both online and in hard copy. “Back to school is a perfect opportunity to get your children involved in food preparation, as they can help prepare school lunches and snacks,” explained Ms. Wheeler. “But, it’s not just about lunches and snacks; allowing everyone to contribute when making

any meal can help strengthen family connections.” Canada’s Food Guide suggests four to eight servings of vegetables and fruit for children every day, depending on age and gender, while seven to 10 servings of vegetables and fruit each day are recommended for adults, also depending on age and gender. However, according to a 2011 Health Department survey, only 31 per cent of Durham Region adults eat vegetables and fruit more than five times daily. Research shows that eating vegetables and fruit can help to lower your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, high blood pressure and stroke, and also helps people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. “It’s always a bonus to have an activity you can enjoy with your family and eases the workload at the same time,” Ms. Wheeler added. “Getting your children involved in adding more vegetables and fruit can be fun, productive and healthy for the entire family.” For quick tips and tasty meal or snack ideas, please visit or call Durham Health Connection Line 905666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.

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Is drama ever good for you? Michael Serres at Smart Acts thinks so, and he’s got the science to back it up. Smart Acts offers drama classes to adults over 40 to improve cognitive capacity as we age. This is of concern to more and more people as Baby Boomers move into retirement. In a study commissioned by The Canadian Alzheimer’s Society titled “Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society”, it estimates that within a generation, the number of Alzheimer’s and other dementia cases will more than double, the costs associated with the care of these patients will more than triple, and the number of hours spent by family and volunteers in informal care will rise more than tenfold. Those are sobering projections. But the flip-side of these figures is that researchers are devoting much more time and resources into looking for ways to reduce and even arrest cognitive decline as we age, thus reducing the odds of developing Alzheimer’s. The experts at Baycrest, a world leader in cognitive science located in Toronto, suggests that there are five main areas to focus on to maintain and even improve brain power as we age: aerobic exercise to oxygenate the brain, a heart-healthy diet to keep that pump working at maximum efficiency, challenging your mind by learning new things to encourage new brain growth, staying socially connected to foster a sense of happiness and being part of something larger than yourself, and effectively managing stress levels to reduce toxic hormones that impede brain growth. Smart Acts classes address these categories using drama as a framework. Smart Acts classes are also informed and inspired by the work of Drs. Tony and Helga Noice, both professors at Elmhurst College in Illinois. He teaches drama, and she teaches psychology, and they have been conducting research on the connection between improving cognition and drama lessons for over 20 years. It is their belief that, because drama classes are so effective at improving cognitive functions because they engage the student in the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive modes simultaneously. Smart Acts classes combine findings from the Noice’s research, with research from the fields of Positive Psychology, Human Motivation, and Mindfulness into a class that will make you smarter, happier, and more relaxed. So yes, there is such a thing as good drama! Smart Acts has several classes starting up on September 11, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Port Perry United Church. Find out more at, or by calling 905-985-0922.

Calling all gardeners SCUGOG: Aspiring greenthumbs with an interest in community gardening are invited to attend an upcoming meeting in Port Perry. The presentation, part of Durham Sustainability’s EnviroChat series, will feature a talk from Mary Drummond, chair of the Durham Integrated Growers, focus on the topic of community gardens and their benefits. The information session will be held on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., at P’Lovers (180 Queen Street). For more information, contact Heather Kirby, Sustainable Communities Project Manager, at 905-985-3279 or More information on Durham Integrated Growers is available at

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Tough choices ahead for Bruins and MoJacks DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

The pre-season schedule continued for the Uxbridge Bruins and Port Perry MoJacks as the North Durham Junior ‘C’ teams prepare for the 2013-14 season. The Bruins resumed pre-season play on Tuesday, Aug. 27, when they travelled to Schomberg to square off against the Cougars. A powerplay goal from Graham Lamers allowed Uxbridge to even the score with just 13 seconds left in the first period. The two sides would trade scores in the first two minutes of the second period, with Justin Dube lighting the lamp for the Bruins, assisted by Paul Henderson and Matt Pollard. A powerplay goal from Jeff Wilson, assisted by Pollard and Jason Simmonds was followed less than two minutes later by an unassisted shorthanded goal by Lamers as Uxbridge built a 4-2 lead less than halfway through the middle stanza. A pair of Cougar goals tied the game 4-4 heading into the third period, but Josh Miller would restore the Bruins’ lead with a powerplay goal, assisted by Nik Yule and Simmonds just past the midpoint of the period. Less than two minutes later, Owen Scuralli converted a Dube pass to put Uxbridge ahead by two. A late Schomberg goal would get the Cougars close, but Uxbridge ultimately prevailed by a score of 6-5. Two nights later, on Thursday, Aug. 29, the Bruins took to the ice at Uxrena for the first time this preseason when they welcomed Schomberg for the other half of their home-and-home encounter. The teams spent the opening moments of the match trading chances before a shot from Thomas Sheedy was deflected in by Jarett Smith just over nine minutes into the action. Simmonds also assisted on the Bruins’ powerplay goal. However, the Cougars would storm right back, scoring the equalizer just 27 seconds later. Cody Northover continued his strong pre-season between the pipes for the Bruins, making several acrobatic saves throughout the first half of the game, before giving way to his Uxbridge Midget teammate, Jake Joosten. A late goal gave the Cougars the lead heading into the third period, where an early goal put the visitors ahead for good as Schomberg won by a final score of 3-1. With roster decisions looming, Bruins Head Coach Geoff Hodgkinson noted that the challenge for his staff going forward, is finding the right mix of incoming talent to build on the team’s success last season. “We still have a lot of tough choices to make, and a lot of depth and character in camp fighting for spots,” Hodgkinson told The Standard. “We need to find the players that are going to compliment who we have coming back.”

MoJacks forward Kyle Schweda keeps an eye on the action during Port Perry’s 4-3 shootout win over the Georgina Ice in Keswick last week. The MoJacks’ pre-season schedule continues this week with a return match-up with the Ice at 7:50 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Scugog Arena. The MoJacks will then join the Uxbridge Bruins and Little Britain Merchants this weekend as the local Junior ‘C’ hockey teams take to the ice at the 7th annual Alliston Pre-season Tournament. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard Hodgkinson also noted that the team may once again have a youthful feel, with a dynamic crop of newcomers, as was the case last year, when the team broke camp with 17 first-year junior hockey players. “Because we are such a young team, it’s a little easier transition for me coming from Midget to be able to relate to younger players,” Hodgkinson said. “We have a great group of veterans that are coming off a wonderful and positive experience from last year, and hopefully we can hone in on that, because, I don’t think there’s such a thing as too young of a team.” Meanwhile, the Port Perry MoJacks continued their pre-season with a trip to Keswick on Wednesday, Aug. 28 for a match-up with the Georgina Ice. There was a brisk pace to the action in the first period, with Georgina taking a 1-0 lead late in the frame. Kyle Schweda’s unassisted powerplay goal gave tied the game less than a minute into the second before Graham Lamers added another MoJacks score five minutes later. Luke Vanderkooy’s second of the night tied the game 2-2 as the teams headed into the third period.

A early goal gave the Ice a 3-2 lead before Tyler Jennings continued his strong pre-season with a laser beam of a shot that found the back of the net with just over minutes remaining to force overtime. For the second straight game, overtime would not be enough for the MoJacks, and Lamers and Colton Hawko buried their shootout attempts to lift the MoJacks to a 4-3 victory. The following night, the MoJacks returned to the friendly confines of Scugog Arena as they hosted the Little Britain Merchants. Late in the second period, after the Merchants had built a 3-0 lead, the MoJacks offence exploded with four unanswered goals. Christian Casimiro got the MoJacks on the scoreboard with a powerplay goal, assisted by Lee Taylor. Shortly afterwards, Port Perry’s Schweda brothers hooked up on a shorthanded goal with Kyle converting a pass from Liam. Jennings and Kyle Powell rounded out the MoJacks’ scorers with John St. John and Tanner Durham chipping in with assists. T U R N TO PAG E 1 8

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McNulty caps a strong summer on Junior ‘C’ teams the links with Ontario Juvenile crown prep for tourney Sixteen-year-old Port Perry resident Sam McNulty birdied his way to the top of the leaderboard on Thursday, earning the Ontario Juvenile (U17) Boys’ Championship title by a twostroke margin at Renfrew Golf Club. The Team Ontario member prevailed over a highly competitive field of the best juniors under the age of 17, posting a final round 69 (-2) to finish with a total score of 211 (7072-69,-2) to pick up the gold medal and the Mike Weir trophy. “It means a lot,” said McNulty of the win. “Hopefully will help me with scholarships in the future and it gives me a little more confidence heading into next year.” McNulty, who plays out of Granite Golf Club, teed up his final round tied at the top of the leaderboard alongside Peterborough’s Sam Meek and Toronto’s Charlie Watson. The trio shared a narrow single stroke advantage over the field, with nine players close at their heels within three strokes off the lead. The tight race at the top of the leaderboard didn’t dissuade McNulty, who played a clean back nine after going bogey-bogey on holes 5 and 6 before the turn. “I knew that if I could put something under par then I had a very good chance,” he said of his strategy in the final round. “I’ve been near the top quite a bit over the last couple of years so I was quite comfortable with it. I knew some people might crumble if they weren’t used to it, so if I just stayed steady I’d be good. Having that experience really helps.” His game plan worked – McNulty played a clean back nine, posting birdies on holes 8, 10, 13 and 15 to pull ahead of the field. “I knew that if I just played my game I had a fairly good chance of winning. I hit a lot of greens, my putter was a little off on the second day

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Port Perry’s Sam McNulty concluded his strong summer on the golf course with a tournament win at the recent Ontario Juvenile Boys Championship in Renfrew, finishing play two-under-par. The highly-competitive tournament drew the top golfers under 17 years of age from across the province. SUBMITTED PHOTO but it worked out. It’s been a good end to the season.” Winning has become a family affair for the McNultys – older brother Jake is the reigning 2013 Investors Group Ontario Junior Boys’ champion, making the brothers the dominant competitors on the junior golf scene in the province. Jake also won the Investors Group Junior Spring Classic title in May, while Sam is coming off a win at the Williamson Cup matches last week in New York State. “We’ve both got some bragging rights now,” laughed McNulty. “It

feels good because we can feed off each other, we know we can play against each other and we practice together all the time. We’re constantly competing, we always battle for the front seat.” Father Derek McNulty was on hand at Renfrew to support his younger son, and acknowledges things can get hectic with two highly competitive golfers at home. “It’s crazy. I guess they’ve just achieved their goals,” he said, adding that nothing but hard work has been the secret to the brothers’ success.

Merchants forward Kurtis Moore tied the game just after the midpoint of the third, before Jennings’ second of the night restored the lead for the MoJacks. Kyle Schweda’s empty net goal sealed the MoJacks’ 6-4 win, with Liam Schweda assisting. With roster choices looming, MoJacks Head Coach Jon Campbell and his staff have had their hands full combing over the wealth of talent on hand at the MoJacks’ camp as they strive to have more of an offensive punch this season. “Every game is an opportunity, and we have seen a lot of things, both good and bad,” Campbell told The Standard. “I would like to see us score more goals this season. Missed opportunities during last year’s series against Uxbridge (a four-game sweep in the COJHL semi-finals) still stick with me.” Loose Pucks: - A pair of former Bruins blueliners have inked deals with higher-level junior hockey clubs. The Belleville Bulls recently announced the signing of last year’s COJHL Rookie of the Year, Justin Bean. The 17-year-old Pickering native was selected by the Bulls in the ninth round of April’s OHL draft. In addition, ‘Magic” Mike Spataro will be joining former Bruins coach Dan West with the Junior ‘A’ Lindsay Muskies. - The MoJacks return to Scugog Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 4 when they take on the Georgina Ice at 7:50 p.m. - This weekend, both the Bruins and MoJacks will be taking part in the seventh annual Alliston Hornets Pre-Season Junior ‘C’ Tournament between Friday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 8 at the New Tecumseth Rec Centre, located at 7300 Industrial Pkwy. in Alliston. The MoJacks open the tournament on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. against the Penetang Kings. On Saturday, Port Perry hits the ice at 2:15 p.m., squaring off against the Huntsville Otters, and end the round robin portion of the tournament at 7:15 p.m. against the Fergus Devils. Uxbridge takes on the Campbellford Rebels at 9:15 p.m. on Friday in their first game of the tournament. On Saturday, the Bruins continue round robin play at 9:30 a.m. against Stayner, before tangling with the Caledon Golden Hawks at 3:30 p.m. The tournament semi-finals and finals will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Welsh wraps up Superbike season Alex Welsh fought valiantly, but could not catch points leader Jordan Szoke, as the Uxbridge native wrapped up a second place finish for the season in the race for the 2013 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. Welsh entered the final round of the season at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec on Sunday, Aug. 25 as the only rider with a chance of catching Szoke, the nine-time Canadian

Superbike champion, but he suffered a fall in practice on Friday and could only qualify fifth fastest for the race. Welsh grabbed the lead halfway around the opening lap but Szoke dove down the inside of the Suzuki rider entering the Namerow Hairpin to lead at the end of the opening lap. The BMW rider stretched his advantage from there, leading by three seconds

after six laps and by almost six seconds after 12 laps. “We were just a little bit behind all weekend,” said Welsh, who finished on the podium in every event this year. “My team gave me the best bike of the weekend today but it was a lot of work out there. Jordan was tough as always.” Szoke finished the 2013 season with 307 points to the 252 of Welsh.

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Nascar trucks thrill CTMP crowd

Chase Elliott took home the checkered flag at the inaugural Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday, Sept. 1. A capacity crowd turned out for the first visit to Canada by the NASCAR Camping World Truck series, which saw the 17-year-old Elliott tangle with Ty Dillon in the final turn of the race, sending Dillon barrelling into the Turn 10 tire wall. J. WALLY NESBITT The Standard

Get in the swing with Rotary hole-in-one contest The Rotary Club of Uxbridge is excited to announce it will be hosting the tenth anniversary of its million dollar hole-in-one challenge, taking place from Sept. 4 to 8 at Little Sticks Driving Range on Elgin Park Dr. in Uxbridge. In celebration of the event’s tenth birthday, various anniversary specials will be offered: There will be a draw for $1,000 in cash on the final Sunday. Each participant who buys a bucket of balls and fills out a player’s coupon will be eligible. One coupon per bucket purchased. Purchasers of five pre-sale tickets for $20 each will receive a sixth ticket free. Anyone scoring a hole-in-one from the 100 yard qualifying distance will receive $100 cash or five additional buckets of balls free. Some of the on-going special challenges will include: Ladies Day on Thursday, September 5, there will be special prizes sponsored by Ron Noble Insurance. Canadian Tire Day on Friday, September 6, with leader board prizes courtesy of Uxbridge Canadian Tire.

Youth Day Challenge on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with prizes compliments of Wooden Sticks Golf Club. Note that the top ten lady and youth day winners from their respective days will qualify to shoot for a $50,000 hole-in-one prize at Sunday’s finals. The Rutledge Jewellers Put to Win Challenge is back every day with the winning male and female qualifiers on Sunday each receiving a $500 gift certificate courtesy of Rutledge Jewellers. The top 10 leader board qualifiers each day will receive a great gift and can attempt to qualify each of the five days. 50 semi-finalists will shoot three balls each from 160 yards on Sunday afternoon in an attempt to qualify for the 6 person final. Any semi-finalist who scores a hole-in-one on the first ball will be awarded a 2014 Subaru Forester courtesy of C&C Motors. A holein-one on the second shot gets the participant an in ground pool installation courtesy of Jones Pools. Lastly, a hole-in-one on the 3rd and

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Before a crowd the likes of which have not been seen at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for decades, the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series made its Canadian debut last weekend in the inaugural running of the Chevrolet Silverado 250. And for the estimated 60,000 fans in attendance, the wait for the checkered flag was made worthwhile when a pair of last lap, last turn crashes eliminated three of the four frontrunners from potential victory. Surviving the melee to score his first career NCWTS win was Chase Elliott, the 17 year-old son of the legendary ‘Awesome Bill’. Arguments will persist over where to place the blame for the two incidents, but over the 52 years that the CTMP track has been in operation, Turn ten has been the site of many such wrecks. True, Elliott was not fully alongside of race leader Ty Dillon as he made his kamikaze dive into the final corner, but Dillon, who must have known the charge was coming, followed his normal racing line, and ultimately slammed the door on the #94 Chevrolet, resulting in the inevitable contact. Behind them, racing veterans Max Papis and Mike Skeen, both of whom should have known better, mirrored the scenario, each ending up against the Turn 10 tire wall. Benefiting from the mess was Chad Hachenbracht (#51) who avoided the carnage to claim second spot, followed to the stripe by Miguel Paludo, Darrell Wallace Jr., and former multi-time series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. Canadian driver Martin Roy (#84 Silverado) crossed the line in 14th spot, while 17 year-old Quebecois Alex Guenette was recorded as a DNF, his #39 Chevrolet retiring on lap 45 with a ruptured oil line. The weekend’s warm-up show, Round Ten of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, saw Trois Rivieres’ Louis-Phillipe (LP) Dumoulin idle to his second win of the season, coasting to the checkers as the race ended under the yellow flag after 42 (of a scheduled 51) laps, due to television time constraints. A multi-car incident between Steve Mathews (#15), Ron Beauchamp Jr. (#60) and Ray Courtemanche Jr. (#29) in Turn 8 was the cause of the raceending yellow. Said Dumoulin of his second victory on the 2.459-mile CTMP circuit, “We pitted early for tires and fuel and after that, we gained positions after everyone else started pitting. I was trying to keep a good pace without over driving the car, saving the tires and brakes for the last ten laps. Even if the race hadn’t been stopped, I felt like I was in a good position to finish in the front.” 2012 series Rookie of the Year Martin Roy finished in second place, with two-time NCTS champion Andrew Ranger completing the podium positions. With his fourth place result, DJ Kennington assumes the overall points lead with two events remaining on the schedule. The series heads to Barrie Speedway next Saturday with Kennington holding onto a slim three point advantage over Scott Steckly, who finished the CTMP race in 11th spot. Dumoulin slides into third place in the standings, his victory putting him six points up on 25th place finisher Jason Hathaway. Hathaway’s #3 Dodge suffered from overheating issues, and at one point the Uxbridge driver was shown as two laps down to the leaders, but moved up onto the lead lap through the ‘Lucky Dog’ rewards on the multiple caution periods.

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LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): Not willing to take a back seat, you will not wait around for others to act. Accept a position on a board, but avoid getting drawn into their conflicts. Work extra hard to accomplish TAURUS (April 19-May 20): Try to achieve your goals. a balance between your business life and SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): Since sparks your home responsibilities. If you have are flying in your career sector, try to calm extra time, redecorate or repair your home. the waters and work through any differIf you feel emotionally overwrought, go for ences. Put your efforts into hard work and a long walk. complete current work tasks. Begin a new GEMINI (May 20-June 21): This is a favour- project that will further your career.

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AT REST DOLORES ANNE CARRIER Peacefully, after a lengthy illness on Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Caressant Care Nursing Home in Lindsay, at age 83. Dolores (nee Patenaude), beloved wife of Bob Carrier. Loved mother of Sheila, Kathleen (deceased), Michael, Bobby, Mary Lynn and Tom. Loving grandmother of Kathy, Rhiannon, Morgan, Meaghan, Tiffany, Peter, Lindsey, Katrina, Robin, Patrick, Samantha and Darci and great grandmother of 5. The family of Dolores Carrier will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985 2171) on Wednesday, September 4th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared at www. waggfuneralhome. com


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IN MEMORY OF ALAN GORDON CARTER Veteran WW II Provost Corps and The Black Watch Suddenly, on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 92. Alan Carter of Scugog Island, beloved husband of the late Irene (nee Redman). Loved father of Karen Carter Payne and her husband Bob Payne of Thunder Bay, and Ross Carter of Scugog Island. Loving grandfather of C.J. and Angie McLellan. Alan is survived by his sister Tot Holtby and his sister-in-law Marion Carter. The family of Alan Carter will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermottPanabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Monday, September 2nd from 7 – 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate his life was held in the Chapel on Tuesday, September 3rd at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or the Scugog Island United Church Memorial Fund. Memories and condolences may be shared at www. waggfuneralhome. com

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Walk for New Animal Shelter A Walk-a-Thon to support the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog takes place on Saturday, September 28. This event, spearheaded by Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger, is unique in that it will have two starting points; one in Uxbridge at the Seniors Centre and the other at the Port Perry Arena. Participants will walk seven kilometres along Reach Road and meet in the middle at the old Epsom school house. Once there, they will enjoy some entertainment, a free barbecue, and a chance to win one of several prizes. Participants must register at either starting point on September 27 from 7 to 9 p.m., or September 28 from 8 a.m. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. “Good things happen when the right people come together,” says Ballinger. “In this case, it’s the residents of Scugog and Uxbridge townships who are working together for a

common cause — to raise funds for the new animal shelter. So, a walk-a-thon sounded like a good idea for them to come together and meet each other! It’s the committee’s fondest hope to have 500 people from each community participate — just two-and-a-half per cent of the total population from the two townships. That’s not asking much.” Individually numbered Walk-a-Thon buttons are available at township offices, libraries and Pet Valu stores in Port Perry and Uxbridge for a donation of $5. They allow the purchaser to qualify for draws for a variety of prizes at the barbecue. Sponsorship forms/ pledge sheets are also available at the same locations. Participants are encouraged to create their own online pledge page to collect donations via credit card, debit card and PayPal — with instant tax receipts for

the donor. Visit the Walka-Thon event on Facebook at events/191116697705837/ for more details, or check out our website, www., which is being relaunched after a great facelift! This event will not only bring together the townships of Uxbridge and Scugog but also play on a longstanding, friendly competition between the two communities. Participants are being encouraged to challenge one another — business versus business, school versus school, politician versus politician, and friend versus friend — all to see who will win the prize for most money raised (and who is best dressed)! “We’ve always had this rivalry in sports events and other areas,” continues Ballinger. “The ultimate is that Uxbridge challenges Port Perry and Uxbridge has more walkers than Port Perry.”

Forestry workshops coming up NORTH DURHAM: Trees Ontario, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and its partners are hosting several free landowner workshops across the province between September and October, including ones in Beaverton, Port Perry and Uxbridge. Each workshop will offer information on forest stewardship, tree planting subsidies and other financial incentives for establishing and managing forests. Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as the 50 Million Tree Program, Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program, windbreaks for working farms, tools for managing woodlots, emerald ash borer, and shoreline planting for improved water quality. Light refreshments will be served. The Beaverton presentation takes place

Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Beaverton Curling Club (164 Main St.). The Port Perry event happens Thursday, Oct. 3 at Town Hall 1873 (302 Queen St.). In Uxbridge, a presentation will run Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Sandford Hall (433 Sandford Rd.). Each presentation runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. All three events are being hosted by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and Lands & Forests Consulting. In Port Perry, partners Ethic Tree Creations and SilvEcon will also participate. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Visit the Trees Ontario website to register. In addition to registering online, interested residents can contact Trees Ontario by phone at 1-877-646-1193 (toll free) or by e-mail at

UXBRIDGE: Donald Parsons, above, shows his hand-built model steam engines, threshers, and optical illusions, at the 42nd annual Uxbridge Heritage Days at the Uxbridge-Scott Museum on Saturday, August 24. Below, BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard patrons gaze at antique and new tractors.

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New SCA exhibit This exhibition of paintings by Scugog artists Ronald Peter, Joanna Malcolm and David Trant, will celebrate the life and landscapes associated with Maritime and inland waterways, in many different and compelling ways and a variety of mediums. This exhibition will strive to intrigue, engage, excite and present the viewing audience a part of their own creative journey. Come and enjoy the fresh breeze off the water. Appearing September 7 to 28, at the Scugog Council for the Arts Resource Centre Gallery at 181 Perry Street, Unit G1, Port Perry, Ontario Opening reception: September 7, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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PORT PERRY’S OWN IDOL: Nicolette shows off her pipes while she strums Misery by Maroon 5, during the finals of the first annual Port Perry Fair Idol competition on Saturday, August 31. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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Stretch your artistic perspective and explore new horizons in the upcoming exhibit, Elemental Equation, by Donna Bisschop. The opening reception will begin Saturday, September 7, at 2 p.m. The show will run from September 7 to October 3, in the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library at 231 Water Street in Port Perry. This exhibition uses earth, air, water and fire as keys for experiencing the four directions – the Medicine Wheel of Life – projected in a playful and thoughtful combination of paintings, glass, leather and natural objects. Donna Bisschop’s work is handstiched with sinew, using beads made from glass or semi-precious stone. Her designs are traditionally sewn and made from her own original patterns. The Kent Farndale Gallery is open 7 days a week during library hours. Please call 905-985-7686 for more information.

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Stouffville Studio Tour nears The 13th Annual Stouffville Studio Tour is a must attend event for the curious visitor and arts enthusiast. The event will be held on October 19 and 20, - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. As a bonus, the scenic Tour is a drive through the countryside during the beautiful colours of autumn. A vast selection of painting media is represented on this tour including acrylic, encaustic, oil, Sumi-e and watercolours. There will also be graphite drawings, glass works, jewellery, pastels, photography, pottery, silk scarves, totems, wood block printing, and wood turning. There is something for everyone! Participants of the tour will visit the studios and homes of the participating artists to see their work. The organizers

of the event are proud to have a growing number of visitors returning year after year who tell them that they have one of the best studio tours they have ever attended. There is even a chance to win a $200 voucher to be used towards the purchase of art from any of the artists showing their work. This is a self guided tour; there is no pressure to buy, and free admission. Browsing is welcome. The Town of Stouffville is north east of Toronto at Highway 48 and Stouffville Rd. More information on the tour can be found online at, by e-mailing info@stouffville. com, or by calling either 905-642-1721 or 905-640-2279.

PLAYING IN PALMER PARK: Lucas (left) and Adam (right) Edwards climb up a spider web as they play together in Palmer Park, on a warm, sunny, Saturday August 3. The Farmer’s Market was abuzz, the splash pad and swings were seeing plenty of use, buskers played music for the enjoyment of all and many fish were caught on the shores of Lake Scugog. Summer scenes such as this will be fading fast, enjoy it while you can! BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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