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BACK IN TIME: Floyd Morton, a veteran type-setter of Uxbridge community newspapers, demonstrates how the vintage 1921 Intertype machine works at the 42nd annual Uxbridge Heritage Days on BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard Saturday, August 24. The machine was used in Uxbridge for over 40 years.

SCUGOG: Fair season in North Durham continues this week, as the Port Perry Fall Fair returns for a long weekend celebration of all things agriculture. This year’s fair takes place from Saturday, Aug. 31 to Monday, Sept. 2, at the Port Perry Fairgrounds, located at Old Simcoe Rd. and Reach St. Favourite features returning to this year’s fair are events such as the tractor pull, demolition derby, rodeo bull riding and a classic car show, all taking place over the course of the weekend in addition to the many agricultural displays and shows. New this year is the Port Perry Fair Idol competition, in which aspiring pop stars ages 12 to 25 will take to the stage to perform in front of a live audience. The contest takes place at 3 p.m. on Aug. 31, with auditions from 10 a.m. to12 p.m. On Sunday night (Sept. 1) at 9 p.m., country music performer Dallas Smith will perform at the entertainment shelter, preceded by up-and-coming local singer Riki Knox at 8 p.m. Admission to the fair is $10 per day for adults (age 14 and older), $4 per day for children (ages five to 13) and free for pre-schoolers (age four and under). Weekend passes are also available at $18 for adults and $7 for children. Parking is $3 per day. Advance midway passes are still available at Vos’ Independent Grocer, located at 1893 Scugog St. in Port Perry, until 12 p.m. on Aug. 31. Advance passes are $25 each. For more information, visit www.portperryfair.com. Fair season continues next weekend with the Uxbridge Fall Fair (Sept. 6 - 8) followed by the Sunderland Fall Fair (Sept. 10 and 11). See Pages 14 and 15 of today’s Standard for a full schedule of events.

Uxbridge BIA tackles downtown vacancy with Win This Space DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? The Uxbridge BIA recently launched an exciting new contest aimed at making those dreams a reality. The Uxbridge BIA’s ‘Win This Space’ contest will allow one local entreprenuer to blaze a new trail, with the grand prize winner awarded $12,000 towards their first year’s

lease of commercial space in Uxbridge. The BIA made the announcement at a joint luncheon between the BIA and the Chamber of Commerce at the Tin Mill Restaurant on Monday, Aug. 26. Contestants can get involved by visiting the BIA’s web site, www.uxbridgebia. ca, and clicking on the Submit Your Idea page to write a few words about their idea for a new Uxbridge business between now and Sunday, Oct. 20.

According to BIA facilitator Sari Pandopolous, all submitted ideas for businesses will be reviewed by the Uxbridge BIA Board of Directors /Judging panel before up to 30 candidates will be selected to participate in the next phase of the competition. If your idea is selected by the panel, you’ll be invited to attend the Kick-off launch event at the Uxbridge Music Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 5. At this time candidates will discover more about the extra

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The Township’s Fall & Winter Leisure Guide along with details about the upcoming Recreation Programs available on our website. Visit www.scugog.ca for details. MEETINGS, PROCLAMATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS Council / Committee Meeting Schedule September 9th •Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m.

September 10th

•Scugog Seniors Advisory Committee Meeting – 9:30 a.m. The meetings noted above are open to the public and will be held at the Municipal Office (181 Perry St., Port Perry) unless noted differently.

Proclamations for the month of September •Franco-Ontarian Day – September 25th •United Way Month - September

Council Appointments

The Council of the Township of Scugog invites additional applications from members of the public who are qualified electors (18 years of age, Canadian Citizen) in the Township of Scugog who wish to have their names considered for appointment to the following Committees for this Council term: •Blackstock Recreation Advisory Committee – 2 members •Public Art Advisory Committee – 1 members •Scugog Accessibility Advisory Committee - 3 members •Scugog Seniors Advisory Committee – 1 member from Ward 1 •Fenceviewers - 2

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY candidates. Deadline to apply is October 18, 2013. Applications will be available at Station 1 (30 Crandell Street, Port Perry) or the Municipal Office (181 Perry Street, Port Perry) as well as online (www.scugog.ca). Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

RECREATION Wee Wigglers - Angels and Buds

The Township is partnering with MusiCo to offer the Wee Wigglers program for children ages 6-18 months (Angels) and 13 months to 3 years (Buds). Parents and caregivers join their little ones on an adventure in movement and play. Activities will enhance gross motor skills, rhythmical awareness, cognitive and verbal skills. Classes run from Monday, September 30th to December 16th at the Scugog Arena for a cost of $80. Angels’ classes run from 10:00 -10:30 a.m. and Buds’ classes run from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Registration begins Monday, August 26th at the Scugog Arena.

Smart Acts Classes for Adults

Acting for the Young at Heart! The Township of Scugog is partnering with SMART ACTS to introduce an adult drama class.

Application forms and details regarding each of the Committees is available on the Township of Scugog web site at www.scugog.ca or at the Municipal Office, 181 Perry St., Port Perry and will be accepted by the undersigned.

This course will introduce the basics of drama, acting and putting together a theatre production. The cost of the course is $120 for a 10 week course starting Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Scugog Arena. Registration starts Monday, August 26th at the Scugog Arena.

Christopher Harris, Clerk – E-mail: charris@scugog.ca.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Architect and Project Manager - RFP

The Township of Scugog is seeking an Architect and Project Manager for the Accessibility Renovation of the Interior of the Blackstock Recreation Complex at 3440 Church Street in Blackstock. Those interested, are welcome to pick up a RFP package at the Municipal Office, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry beginning Monday, August 26th at 8:30 am. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 pm Friday, September 13, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE Municipal Office Closed Monday, September 2nd – Labour Day

The Township of Scugog Municipal Office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labour Day. The Office will re-open on Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:30 a.m. Payments may be dropped off via the mail slot located at the front door.

No Driving or Parking Vehicles in Palmer Park

Please help us spread the word to your friends, family members and acquaintances that driving a car or truck in Palmer Park is not permitted. The Township is proud of this park and works hard to keep it looking great for all to enjoy.

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Volunteer Firefighters

The Township of Scugog Fire Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer firefighters for both stations – Station 1 in Port Perry and Station 2 in Caesarea. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be able to meet the following criteria: 1. Live within 2 km of Station 1 (Port Perry) or 5 km of Station 2 (Caesarea) Note: Applications from Blackstock and Nestleton areas will be accepted. 2. Hold a valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, a good driving record, and be prepared to produce a statement of your driving record as well as a criminal background check 3. Have a Grade 12 Diploma (or education equivalent) 4. Understand and be able to communicate clearly in English (oral & written) 5. Be in good health and be capable of handling intense sustained physical effort. You will be required to submit to physical fitness testing, medical testing and a swim test at York University as part of the application process. Full training and equipment is supplied to all successful

The Splash Pad in Palmer Park (Port Perry) is open for the summer season. Splash Pad operates daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please note the Splash Pad will close for the season on Monday, September 2nd at 8:00 p.m.

Birdseye Pool Public Swimming Schedule at Birdseye Pool Day Time Monday to Friday Public Swim 12-2, 5-7 Saturday Public Swim 12-5 Admission Children - $2.50; Adults - $3.50 Seniors - $2.50; Family Pass - $10.50 (family of 5) Birdseye Pool is located at 258 Water St., Port Perry.

Birdseye Pool Closing August 31st

The Birdseye Pool will close on Saturday, August 31st at 5:00 p.m. for the season. Staff from the Birdseye Pool would like to thank you for a great season.

Township of Scugog Fall & Winter Leisure Guide

Check out the Fall & Winter Leisure Guide for a listing of our Recreation Programs for the 2013-2014 Season. New to the Township this year: Ballet, Kindergym, Dynamic Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Basketball and Volleyball programs! Registration starts Monday, August 26th for our Fall programs.

Park and Ball Diamond Bookings

If you are interested in booking Palmer Park for an event or need to book one of the Township’s six ball diamonds, please contact Natalie Lindell at 905-9857346 ext. 112 or email nlindell@scugog.ca.

EVENTS

EVENTS The Port Perry Farmers’ Market – Saturday’s 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Discover the local difference at the Port Perry Farmers’ waterfront market every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Palmer Park Parking Lot # 3 (Water St., Port Perry). For more information visit www.portperryfarmersmarket.ca.

Sunday Evening Concerts in the Park

Summer concerts at the Gazebo in Palmer Park (Port Perry) are held each Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the music. •Sunday, September 1st – Swing Tyme Melodies, One More Time

Port Perry Fair Saturday, August 31st to Monday, September 2nd The annual Port Perry Fair celebrates agriculture every Labour Day weekend at the Port Perry Fairgrounds. Activities include concert with Dallas Smith and special guest Riki Knox (Sunday, September 1st at 8 p.m.), midway, demolition derby, 4H Shows, Heavy Horses, Bull Riding and much more. For more information visit www.portperryfair.com.

Murder Mystery Night, “A Fist Full of Pasta” Friday, September 6th at 7:30 pm

Held at the Scugog Shores Museum Village (16210 Island Rd., Port Perry). Come join your favourites: the good, the bad and the funny, as you explore the village to solve this mysterious crime. Prizes are donated by local businesses. Advanced tickets are $17 and are on sale at the Scugog Shores Heritage Centre (inside the Arena). Only 100 tickets sold, so get yours early. Call 905-985-8698 x 103 or museum@scugog.ca for more information.

5th Annual Harvest Chili Cook-Off Celebration – September 22nd

The celebration is held on Sunday, September 22nd 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in downtown Port Perry. Chili cook-off at 12:00 p.m., event will include Sidewalk Sale, Farmers Market, Kids Zone and Live Bands. Visit www.discoverportperry.ca for details.

13th Annual Fore Scugog Charity Golf Tournament – September 26th

The 13th Annual Fore Scugog Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, September 26th at the Oakridge Golf Club raising funds for Youth Initiatives in Scugog. Join us for a great day of golf – cost to golf is $150 includes lunch, golf, cart and dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information visit www.scugog.ca or contact Lisa Fitton at 905-985-7346 ext. 116 or email: lfitton@scugog.ca.

Walk-A-Thon for the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge – Scugog on September 28th

Walk from Uxbridge (Uxbridge Seniors Centre) or Port Perry (Scugog Arena) to the old school house in Epsom – a 7 km walk from either starting point. Event starts from either Uxbridge or Port Perry on Saturday, September 28th at 9:30 a.m. To register and for complete details visit www.animal-shelter.ca

Fall Festival – Cartwright Fields on October 5th A Fall Festival will be hosted at Cartwright Fields in Nestleton on Saturday, October 5th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Activities include a Classic Car Show, Chili Cook-Off, Children’s Activities. For details on this family fun event visit www.cartwrightfields.ca. Admission is $5 per person and under 2 is free.

Municipal Offices 181 Perry Street, PO Box 780 Port Perry, ON, L9L 1A7 Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Phone: 905-985-7346 / Fax: 905-985-9914 After Hours Township Road Issues: 905-434-2173 / Email: mail@scugog.ca Website: www.scugog.ca


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Valid AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 only at Port Perry Foodland Disney fans of all ages took part in the Blackstock Fair parade on Saturday morning, dressed in keeping with the theme of Disney On Parade. The fair was also the site of a major funding announcement for the Blackstock Recreation Facility. See more photos of the fair on The Standard’s Facebook page. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard SCUGOG: The Blackstock Agricultural Society will be partnering with the Township of Scugog to update and renovate the Blackstock Recreation Complex and create an accessible community centre, thanks to a generous $121,800 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Durham MPP John O’Toole attended the annual Blackstock Agricultural Fair and presented a plaque from the Foundation to Joan Swain, President of the Blackstock Agricul-

tural Society in honour of their success. “It is my privilege to congratulate the Blackstock Agricultural Society for their leadership in developing a barrier free community centre,” said Durham MPP John O’Toole. “This initiative from volunteers will lead to enhanced programming and increased community use of the Blackstock Recreation Complex.” “We will use this grant to renovate the interior of the Blackstock Recreation Complex to create

a barrier-free community centre to enable enhanced programming and increase community use,” said Craig Belfry, Manager of Recreation and Culture, Township of Scugog. “We are thankful for the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s commitment to this project in our community.” The Blackstock Recreation Complex has long been a heart of the village of Blackstock. This historic armory was built in1913 and is the home to many local organizations along with the annual

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Ron and Tina Carter cut the windshield out of a Ford mini-van to prepare it for the Blackstock Fair demolition derby. Tina is a founding member of the Soccer Moms series, a class of derby held annually for mothers and charity. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

Drivers sit strapped into stripped down junker cars rescued from scrap yards. They rev their engines and strap on their helmets. The air horn sounds as they throw the transmission into reverse. Mud soars through the air and eight cars collide with an ear-splitting crash in the centre of a muddy pit. Scraps of metal fly and cars jump into the air with the collision. This is no car accident,

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women feel intimidated by the small cars, we drive mini-vans because they’re safer,” said Tina. “They also smash a lot louder and go longer!” Each of the women who drive in the Soccer Moms series collect donations for charity, and the winner gets to choose which charity the prize money goes to. “All of the vans are donated by Langille’s scrap yard, they drop the vans off and we get them ready for the derby,” said Tina. “When it’s all over, Langille’s comes and picks the van up again, already stripped and looking like scrap metal. They’ve been a great supporter for the past three years.” The draw that makes the demo derby the highlight of many fairs across Ontario is seeing drivers act like mad men as they ram and smash into each other, twisting metal and hurling mud into the air. The occasional engine fire and the loud roar of open exhaust pipes helps set the stage in the effects department. The popularity of demolition derby has been compared to people watching NASCAR for the crashes and fires, or why traffic slows due to drivers rubbernecking to see a car crash. During the day, Tina is a financial manager at a car dealership, help-

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NORTH DURHAM Tuesday, September 3 Pine Ridge Garden Club Fall Flower & Veg. Show, 7:30 p.m., Nestleton Hall. Speaker from Vandermeer Nurseries on Spring Bulbs – What’s new & tips on growing. Info. 905-986-5330. - One Voice Singers will begin their 17th season tonight - new members are welcome. One Voice is a mixed SATB community choir. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday at 7:25pm at the Methodist Church on Reach St. in Uxbridge. Anyone interested in joining One Voice Singers may contact Charles White at 905-985-7259, or visit www.onevoicesingers.org, and facebook page at www.facebook.com/onevoicesingers. 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 www.shoutsisterchoir.ca. 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 www.lakescugoghistoricalsociety.com. - 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 www.portperryhousetour.ca for tickets. and information.

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BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly Blackstock Fair certainly enjoyed beautiful weather, which helps the events so very much. After the arrival of the coulourful parade, MPP John O’Toole officially announced that the Trillium Grant will be available for the renovation of the Rec Centre this fall. If you have some definite ideas about this project and missed the booth at the fair, contact our councillor Wilma Wotten with your input. It was an honour to have Robert Hargrave of Milverton, President of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies at our fair. The day was filled with a variety of activities throughout the grounds. The event concluded with an action-packed Demolition Derby. Sympathy is extended to Harry and Peggy Michel on the tragic death

in an auto accident of their son Joel, who, with his wife Collette and three small children, was a missionary in the Netherlands. There will be no church at the United Churches in Blackstock and Nestleton, as many of the rural churches in Lakeridge Presbytery will gather for a casual, outdoor worship and a pot luck picnic at Cartwright Fields, Nestleton at 11 a.m. Bring a lawn chair and picnic. The Blackstock Nursery School has spots for both their toddler programme and their JK Readiness Programme, for ages 18 months to four years. Registration is at the school on Thursday, September 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or call 905-986-4585. Plans are progressing well for the Harvest Beef Supper, sponsored by

the United Church and held at the Rec Centre on Sunday, September 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mark your calendars now. Tickets are available at the door. An advance notice of St. John’s Anglican Church, an evening with Aruna Papp who will speak about her journey from India to Canada to Scugog Township and to the U.N. on September 26, at 7 p.m. The date for Laughing with the Ladybugs is set for October 26 at the Nestleton Hall. Winners at the Tuesday evening card party were Doris Manns, who had the most lone hands, Hazel Coates, Val Priebe, Diane Slute, Mike Haskett and Audrey Middleton low. Specials were won by Doris Manns, Muriel Tenant, David Craig and Doreen Sheehey.

CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell Just back from Prince Edward Island where I visited with Lions from East Royalty Lions Club, Stratford Lions Club, and O’Leary Lions Club. Our Lions in Blackstock have been busy the last couple of weeks with our food booth. First of all, we were at the Musicians Cornroast on August 17, and on August 24 we had a full day at the Blackstock Fair. With a new location at the fair, it was good to see that people found us easily. Thanks to Lion Ken and his committee for organizing the food, to Lion Ralph for keeping the dust down, and to all our members for their participation in these two events. Expanding our menu to include corn seemed to go over well. Thanks to all of our patrons who supported us in our

efforts. Funds raised in the community always go back to the community in some form of assistance. Pledge forms and posters announcing our annual Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, September 29, will be out and around the community very soon. The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide program is expanding to include a sixth program. Diabetes Awareness Dogs will soon be introduced at the Foundation in Oakville. A fundraising program will be announced soon. Just as soon as school gets back, we’ll be announcing our annual Peace Poster Contest geared toward students ages 11 to 13. Watch this column for the announcement of the theme.

EPSOM & UTICA by Shari Kerry Best wishes and positive thoughts from the community for better health and healing goes out to John Sutherland. We were sad to learn that Utica Day Care decided to close it’s doors last Friday. Just another way of showing how the community is changing and unfortunately this community will be seeing more changes like this in the coming years.

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 starting 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 din-

ners, 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!

PRINCE ALBERT by Pat Boyd Doors open at Prince Albert United Church on Sunday, September 1, for the regular service at 11:30 a.m. The following Sunday, September 8, is the Welcome Back Barbecue after the morning service. Salads and desserts are needed to compliment the hamburgers plus remember to bring your own dishes and cutlery. Meetings are resuming with the UCW meeting on Wednesday, September 11, at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. The next Tuesday, September 17, the Church Panel will meet at 7:30 p.m.

Prince Albert United Church will be celebrating their Anniversary on Sunday September 22, at the 11:30 a.m. service. Rev. Frazer Lacey will be our guest preacher. Lunch will be served after the service. Yoga with Penny begins at the Community Center on September 3 and 5. For further information, please contact Penny at 905-982-2219 or e-mail penny.sandvold@hotmail.com. The weekly euchres are resuming at the Prince Albert Community Hall, beginning this week on Thursday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.


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GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till Last week, kids were reuniting before school starts on September 3. The Tennis Camp at the park for ages seven and up kept 15 busy, learning tennis and basketball skills with Nancy Rensink and her assistant. At the Church, thirty-four children, ages four to ten years, were active each morning at the VIBE camp. A special thank you to all of our volunteers and crafts people. Rev. Paul led in communion on Friday to conclude the week. As coordinator, I wish to thank all who donated time, food, and took part

in the program, the theme of which was The 23rd Psalm. Lindsay Young and Ryan Stephenson would like to thank everybody who donated to and attended their Jack and Jill. With all of the generosity, over $1,000 was donated to their favourite charity. Congratulations to Holly and Graham Smith, with the arrival on August 19, of their first child Brynn Marie, granddaughter of Ted and Wilma Smith. The Fidelis U.C.W. unit meets on Wednesday, September 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the church.

Sunday School Rally Way is September 15, 11 a.m. with a hay ride before service (9:45 a.m. sign-up - 10 a.m. ride) and a free barbecue, jumping castle, games, loot bags after the service. The Guatemala Mission Team needs nine large suitcases, dinky cars, tooth brushes, combs and toiletries. Order fall fertilizer from the Lions at 905-985-3723. Congratulations to two local ball teams, Greenbank Bakery Mites won the B Division playoffs on August 17, and Baylis Farm Supply Seniors won their division.

SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux Call to worship was called by Rev. Michelle Hofman, a warm welcome went out to all who were there. Remember this coming Sunday, September 1, there will be no church service as the church will be closed, so that we can attend United Church’s Pot Luck Luncheon in Nestleton. If you require transportation to the Luncheon please let some one at the church know.

Thank you to Rev. Michelle Hofman for her ministry. Thanks to Corey Bricknell for providing the refreshments following the service and time for fellowship. Starting on August 22, Scugog Island United will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Rev. Michelle Hofman and Elizabeth Freeman, secretary, will be at the church, please feel free to drop by and say hello.

Happy Birthdays this week goes out to, Jerry Kozlinsky (26), Sandra Goose (27), Bonnie Edgar, Jean Coleman (28), Ronald Collins (30) and happy birthday top anyone I may have missed. Please remember I would like to receive all news by 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings, and I can be reached by phone at 905985-7662 or by e-mail at jc.lesaux@me.com.

the volunteer leaders, came away inspired . One morning the whole group walked to our local fire hall to learn all about what firemen do and to see the hall and equipment. Durham Regional Police helped out by stopping traffic for all those two groups of 25 children to cross our busy River St., and a number of firemen helped out with the tour. Here is a quote for this time - “Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” - Bill Dodds Have a great long weekend.

SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short Seagrave Church’s 2013 VIBE summer camp was a huge success! Huge thanks to all that helped out and to the children that attended, without you there would have been no camp. On September 8, the children from the VIBE camp will attend Sunday service at 9:15 a.m. to do a presentation on the things that they have learned. All are welcome to attend. Happy Birthday wishes to Donna Sweetman and Randie Seeney and Happy Anniversary wishes to Jean and Ross Short (August 26). Congratulations on the engagement of Matthew Somerville and Andrew Paul. The community is saddened by the news that Seagrave’s icon, Vennie the deer has passed away. Vennie visited many in this area with his calm, friendly nature. Our condolences to Betty and Len Somerville and family on their loss.

1710 Scugog Street, Port Perry Father Peter Lackmanec MASS SATURDAY - 5 p.m. SUNDAY - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For Mass through the week call the Parish at 905-985-7071

ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 www.stjohnsportperry.com SUNDAY, August 25 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome

PORT PERRY BAPTIST CHURCH

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

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

SUNDERLAND by Denise Wilson Ah, summer! Come this weekend, it will seem truly like fall, and everyone will change gears, and become very, very busy. Then we will all long for summer again. It has been a great summer here in Sunderland, with tennis and baseball in the park, children just playing and having fun, families doing many things together, so nice. There were a number of camps in our park, including the Brock day camp, the Sunderland United Church camp at the church and the Triple R Camp, which stands for Respect, Responsibility and Resiliency. Children from 5 years to 11 years came together for give mornings to learn about these basic values. Everyone, including

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Seagrave Church is now open after our summer holidays. We look forward to seeing you at our Sunday services at 9:15 a.m. There are still some dishes remaining at the Church, please check to see if they are yours. This past Sunday, Rev. Paul’s question for the congregation was “Would you like to be 39 again and know what you know now?” Nicodemus felt no longer useful and without a purpose so he turned to Jesus and found a new humbling experience. To remain physically alive you will be free when you let go of all those things you are afraid of losing. It’s great to see Shaggs Hair and Body Works up and running, and to see the community welcome them so warmly. The ladies at Shaggs would like to thank everyone for their generosity in drop-in new clients, flowers and wine, a huge

thank you to Lakeland Auto for the welcome on their sign and the champagne! Grab those calendars: Sept. 10 - 12:00 noon Out To Lunch. Casseroles, salads, homemade bread, pies, tea and coffee at a cost of $7. Call Donna at 905985-8350 or e-mail donawanamaker@gmail.com. Please bring a non-perishable 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. Sept. 29 - 9:15 a.m. Seagrave United Church 107th Anniversary service. Guest speaker Rev. Don Willmer of Port Perry United Church and vocals by the Kawartha Male Choir. Service followed by a light luncheon. Ladies please bring sandwiches. On display will be two mystery quilts made by the Seagrave ladies in 1924. All are welcome.

PORT PERRY and PRINCE ALBERT UNITED CHURCHES

Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, September 1 Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship

SCUGOG ISLAND UNITED CHURCH

19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, September 1 10 a.m. Morning Service

14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry newsongportperry.ca Sunday, September 1 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 www.trinityuxbridge.com

Sunday, September 1 SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 a.m. COME and BE ENGAGED by the GOOD NEWS

VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTRE 593 Alma St., Port Perry,

Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop vccpp@powergate.ca www.victorychristiancentre.net 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

Prince Albert United Church 23 Jeffrey St., Prince Albert Joint service with Port Perry United Church Nursery Care and Sunday School Available • www.portperryunited.com

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION

(Anglican Church of Canada)

Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 ascension@powergate.ca www.ascensionportperry.com 15th Sunday After Pentecost Sunday, September 1

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

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

9 a.m. Communion

Sunday School and Nursery available

HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Hope Church

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

A PLACE OF HOPE!

Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

revpaul@andrewswireless.net www.greenbankchurch.com

SUNDAY, September 1 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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Diversity and division For a piece of provincial legislation that will not directly impact the majority of Canadians, the proposed Charter of Quebec Values has certainly attracted its share of attention. When a piece of legislation includes the banning of religious symbols in the workplace, it shouldn’t be a surprise. To say it will unite Quebec residents, as did Premier Pauline Marois this week, is a long shot. To suggest it won’t be a divisive piece of legislation is ludicrous. Canada, which the latest history textbooks indicate still includes Quebec, is a diverse country where multiculturalism in each of its provinces and territories is not a new phenomenon. The population of La Belle Province does not need a babysitter ensuring everyone in the sandbox plays nice by making them all look and act the same when out in public. Considering that for the most part, everyone already gets along, it’s hard to believe that is all the legislation is designed to do. While the suggestion by some commentators, that the Quebec law is analogous to the recent legislation enacted in Russia targeting gays and lesbians (along with anyone who openly defends them from such bigotry), is a bit of a stretch, it at least leans in the same direction. Religious symbols, wherever they are worn upon the body, are not hurting anyone and if a government is intent on banning their presence in the workplace, why not just bar the wearer from entry as well? If the symbol itself is so offensive, surely the person, who’s beliefs are represented in that symbol, must be just as bad? Open proselytizing is one matter, the simple wearing of a crucifix or hijab is another. If it’s not interfering with an employee’s performance, then who cares? It appears to be a slippery slope and it doesn’t take much thought to realize that if enacted, it wouldn’t stop at the public sector. Whether this would isolate Quebec from the rest of the country remains to be seen. But maybe, just maybe, that’s exactly what its government is going for.

Local resident describes terrifying incident while riding her horse To the Editor, Recently, I was riding down our dirt side road to meet a friend for a hack. It was the middle of the day, and all was quiet. That is, until a black Chevy pickup came over the hill towards me. He was flying and he was dead in the centre of the road. As most

riders do, I waved my arms to signal him to slow down. He slows, but comes right up to the side of the horse and starts yelling at me that ‘I have no right to tell him to slow down or stop.’ I told him he was speeding and he yelled at me that I was ‘a bitch,’ etc. I decided to continue on my way.

Thanks from Exploring Horizons To the Editor, Thank you so much for having a photographer come to our event. There were very few seniors when he came to take photos. Shortly after he left, we in fact had a turn out of 25 participants.

Thanks again for all your support. Our next session is scheduled to happen on September 14, 2013 and we will keep you updated. Alisha and Natasha Exploring Horizons Uxbridge

He throws the truck in reverse and backs up beside me, spinning his back wheels to throw rocks and gravel at the horse. I kept on going. He continues backing the truck up and forces us into the ditch. His back wheel is now at the edge of the ditch, so he stops. The horse and I were half in the ditch. The horse is trying to keep his balance and the truck is so close to us that his front leg grazed the side of the drivers’ door. He stops. I told him that I had his plate number and then I moved through the ditch to look at the plate again. I pull out my cell phone and call the police. He takes off. I have lived here for many years and have never had an incident like that. Most drivers here are very good at slowing down and giving a horse and rider a bit of extra

space. Not this guy. When I phoned the police later to give them a more detailed description of him and his trucks, I was told that the police had ‘attended the incident’. I hope that they noticed the skid marks on the road. This letter is a warning. The police can only do so much. This guy is still out there. He is clearly nuts and dangerous. If I had not been riding a sane, calm animal, the outcome of this could have been very different. So, if you have an incident with him or someone like him, protect yourself and call the police. We have the right to go safely down the road, as does everyone else. Name withheld for safety

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Police seek suspect in pool incident A 14-year-old girl called police after she was touched inappropriately while swimming at a Scugog public swimming pool last week. Last Wednesday (Aug. 21) at approximately 1 p.m., the teenage girl was swimming at Birdseye pool, located on Water St. in Port Perry, when an unknown man approached her. They had a brief conversation and she went back to swimming laps, police said. As she was swimming, the man touched her inappropriately. She left the pool and was walking home when the same man approached her in a vehicle, and asked if she wanted a ride. She refused and went to a friend’s home to contact police. The suspect is described as a male of East Indian decent and approximately 20 to 25 years old. He was approximately 5’ 9” tall and 175 lbs. with short black hair and a black tuft of hair under his bottom lip to chin. He was driving a silver 4-door hatchback or small SUV. Anyone with new information to this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Forsyth at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5344. Local man arrested in connection with Oshawa robbery A Scugog Island man is among five individuals facing charges following a recent Oshawa home invasion robbery. According to police, five people stormed into a residence on Hillcrest Drive in Oshawa on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 18. Three

men were in the residence at the time and one of the suspects took a knife from the kitchen and brandished it at the victims demanding money, police said. A number of personal items were stolen from the residence and the suspects fled in a vehicle. No one was injured. Officers from Central East Division were called to the scene and began searching for the suspect vehicle, which was spotted a short distance away and stopped. Three of the suspects were in the vehicle and were placed under arrest. Police said the other two suspects were found walking in the same vicinity and were also arrested without incident. Police do not believe this was a random act. Clifford Woodcock, 40, of Scugog Island faces several charges related to the incident, including breakand-enter, robbery with an offensive weapon and driving while under suspension. Forty-year-old Joshua Stewart, thirty-eight-yearold Jonathan Thompson, twenty-three-year-old Nicole Teatro and twentyone-year-old Christopher Harris, all of Oshawa, were also arrested and charged. Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Hollister of Central East Division at 1-888-5791520 ext. 2790. Claremont man arrested for luring Following a year-long joint investigation between the DRPS Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit,

the OPP Internet Child Exploitation Section, OPP Aurora and the OPP Ecrimes Unit, a Claremont man was recently arrested for Internet luring. According to police, on Wednesday, August 21, investigators with the DRP and OPP ICE units arrested the male without incident. The suspect befriended a female youth victim online, and then attended a residence for the purpose of having sex with the youth and taking nude photographs. The presumed 16-yearold female youth online was actually a police investigator. Investigators met the accused at the prearranged location and he was taken into custody. John Corey Hickman, age 36 of Brock Rd. in Claremont, has been charged with Luring a Child Via Computer. The accused was held for a bail hearing. The accused used the social media profile names FishFish and ghoti69198. Investigators believe the accused has been very active on social media and believe there are potentially other victims. Police are asking if anyone has had inappropriate contact with the listed profile names to call police. Anyone with new information to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Norton of the Major Crime Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit – Child Exploitation Unit at 1-888-5791520, ext. 5363 or D/Sgt. Paul Thompson of the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit at 1-705-238-2798.

Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Party leaders address municipalities at AMO Ontario can once again be a province with more jobs and better take-home pay. To get there, we need a government that lives within its means and has a plan to grow the economy. This was one of the key points PC Leader Tim Hudak made in a speech to Ontario’s municipal leaders last week. “Every hour of every day we add another $2 million to our debt and we have 600,000 men and women who started this week looking for a job,” Tim Hudak reminded delegates attending the annual meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). “In order to put Ontario on the right track, we need to reduce the cost of doing business with lower taxes, affordable energy and less red tape.” The bankruptcy of the City of Detroit shocked everyone. It should be a wake-up call for all levels of government (including Ontario) that continue to pursue a tax-and-spend philosophy. As we have seen in Detroit, debt jeopardizes even our most basic services -like prompt responses from police and streetlights that work. Runaway debt also hits government retirees especially hard. If a city goes bankrupt, retirees may get pennies on every dollar of a public service pension that many worked their whole lifetime to achieve. At the AMO conference in Ottawa, Tim Hudak said local communities will play a vital role in getting Ontario back on the right track. He called for urgent action so that Ontario can get its fiscal house in order. This will ensure scarce tax dollars go to the things people care about. In municipalities, that includes worldclass roads, highways and bridges. As expected, Ontario’s arbitration system ranked high among the concerns of AMO delegates. When a municipality and an employee group can’t reach an agreement on salaries and benefits, outside arbitrators often are brought in to award a contract. Unfortunately, the arbitration process does not take into account the ability of a municipality to pay. In my view, the property tax burden and the fiscal health of a municipality

A new hero in town There’s a new superhero in town - or at least in our house. I recently witnessed the creation of a new crimefighter, alias SkyGator, from the imagination of my eldest daughter. Pretty impressive, given her only-recent immersion into the world of superheroes via her fellow young daycare attendees. I’m unsure if he - SkyGator is most definitely male, I’m repeatedly told by a three-going-on-four-year-old girl - is an anthropomorphic reptile or just a human dressed up as an alligator. How he ended up in the sky is also unknown, since crocodilians have not conquered the air, except for in that America song Ventura Highway. No drawings exist - yet - so we’re left guessing. So far, all I can ascertain is that SkyGator is a hero and not a villain and can lift the entire world. His size and origin remain a mystery for now. This is why I have kept a box of comic books from years gone by - not for any financial value (although I may re-appraise the collection now that I’ve opened my big fat mouth) but for an occasion like this where I can share a youthful hobby, one for which I would be kicking myself had I not had such foresight. The Spiderman and X-Men comics will make their appearance first, followed by any other age-appropriate fare that I may have. My personal favourites - including

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can’t be ignored in the arbitration process. The PC Opposition Leader said its time to fix the broken arbitration system that forces unaffordable contracts on municipal councils. These costs are then added to property taxes. In my view, Ontario families are tired of being taxed to pay for unaffordable settlements imposed by arbitrators when settling contracts with government workers. More empty promises on auto insurance The McGuinty-Wynne government admitted last week that its long-awaited 15 per cent reduction in auto insurance is at least two years away. The best that the McGuinty-Wynne government can offer is an average eight per cent reduction target by August 2014. The word “target” is also cause for concern because this government is only promising the 15 per cent is what they’re aiming for. There’s nothing to indicate they will hit the target. Even if they do, the reduction in insurance rates of 15 per cent is merely the average. Not every driver will see their rates go down by 15 per cent - even after two years. What their plan does is lower statutory accident benefits, and puts more emphasis on going to court and suing insurance companies (tort law). In my view, the auto insurance deal offered by the Liberals and New Democrats was an empty promise from the beginning. The reduced insurance rates were a promise made to prop up Kathleen Wynne’s minority government. By contrast, our PC Official Opposition has a real plan for lower auto insurance premiums. By reducing bureaucracy while encouraging competition and innovation, we can have a fair, transparent system in Ontario. Fraudulent activity surrounding insurance continues to drive up costs for honest drivers. Fraud costs auto insurance customers an estimated $750 million to $1.5 billion a year. By addressing fraud, we can help bring down costs. Your comments on auto insurance in Ontario would be welcome. I can be reached at 1-800-661-2433 and at (905) 6971501. My e-mail is john.otooleco@pc.ola.org.

A Thousand Monkeys a comic book adaptation of one of the Predator movies as well as several issues of Lobo, a hard-drinkin’ alien biker who once beat up Superman (and Santa Claus!) will likely remain under wraps. I only collected for three years on and off, before my shotgun approach of following several different books wore on my interest (and allowance). It’s a hobby with weird patterns. Comic books seem to go through brief-yet-intense surges of popularity, before fading back into the realm of the obscure and uncool. I can only guess at their current status, because despite the shrinking number of hobby shops, comics, like everything else, have gone electronic and its now a world I’m only peering into from the periphery. Like many other venerable pop culture institutions, however, they never truly go away despite occasional flirtations from the public at large. Given the number of summer blockbusters released every year based on the various superhero franchises, it would seem things are alive and well in comicdom. Talk of those movies was just beginning when I started collecting and I still chuckle knowing that the folks at Marvel were so sure a Spiderman movie would be released in 1994, to be followed by a film version of the XMen later down the road (Peter Parker’s big-screen turn didn’t happen until 2002, while the latter movie actu-

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Nesting habits In Ontario, the breeding season for most birds runs from April to June – right? No – that is absolutely incorrect. Surprisingly, birds can be found breeding in any month of the year in Ontario. Of course, it is species-specific and is reliant on what they eat and where they’re coming from. Birds that travel thousands of kilometers to get here from the insect-rich south won’t breed in the winter, but resident birds might. The earliest nesters, the Great Horned Owl and the Gray Jay, for example, start nesting in February, when it is still somewhat of a frozen wasteland out there. The owls time their nesting cycle to coincide with locally available food, which means that they rely on the offspring of other wild animals to feed their own hungry offspring. The Gray Jays start storing food in the fall, hoping it is not pilfered by squirrels and chickadees during the winter. In the spring they raid their own cache to feed their young, long before new food is available. While it is true that most birds nest when the weather is nicer and when food is abundant, others delay nesting until the season is almost done. American Goldfinches, for example, wait until late July and August to nest, so they can time the hatching of the young to the availability of the abundant seeds on the fall-flowering thistles. While most seed-eating birds shift their diet to insects in the summer, the goldfinches do not and rely on abundant late season seeds to feed their young. Cedar Waxwings also delay nesting, although the reason is not as clear since they feed the young primarily on insect prey, not on the berries that sustain them all winter. One group defies logic – the crossbills are classified as an erratic. That simply means they can show up in Ontario at any time of the year and may breed whenever or wherever they choose. In invasion years, when large numbers of these finches may be present in an area, they can be seen nesting in any month of the year! Their diet is mostly comprised of the seeds of protein rich coniferous cones, so the timing for them to nest is not as critical as for birds reliant on insects to raise their young. Since they spend much of the year wandering, it is highly advantageous to breed when you can - when good food supplies and suitable habitat prevail. Right now, while most birds have finished nesting for the year, others are busy with second broods while others are just getting started! Don’t think summer is over, ‘cause it ain’t! Geoff Carpentier is a published author, expedition guide and environmental consultant. Visit Geoff on-line at www.avocetnatureservices.com and on Facebook.

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Uxbridge and area teachers mentor 150 Dominican educators NORTH DURHAM: It wasn’t a resort experience, but these Durham District School Board teachers experienced something much more lasting during their travel to the Dominican Republic over the summer. As part of a Teacher Mentors Abroad (TMA) team, they trained over 150 teachers and principals from among the poorest neighborhoods in the Dominican and from Haiti, donating their time and travel costs to make this work possible.

Team leader Sandi Cole, Bonnie Noble and Sandy Bush, all educators from Uxbridge Township, were joined by educators from Whitby, Oshawa, London, Ontario and New York City in delivering workshops with the collaboration of the Dominican Ministry of Education. The 4 days of workshops, offered gratis, focused on building instructional leadership capacity while providing best teaching practices in literacy and math. Jen Muir of Uxbridge served as team photographer.

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Local teachers from the Teacher Mentors Abroad program are pictured with their Dominican counterparts while on a recent trip. A general meeting will be held on October 23, reSUBMITTED PHOTO garding next year’s trip. sheer joy at being together. New hopes were birthed and centuries-old divisions and prejudices were buried between Dominican and Haitian team members. They met as colleagues, with a common need and purpose, and left saying they were grateful to now be friends. Teacher Mentors Abroad, a not-for-profit, charitable Canadian organization founded in 2006, is based in North Durham and welcomes new mentors every year. Interested individuals are invited to its annual general meeting on October 23 in Leaskdale, where mentors will share their summer experience and plans for 2014 are announced. For further information please contact: Nancy Loraine, President, Teacher Mentors Abroad, info@teachermentors.ca.

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UXBRIDGE: Council flipped for cheerleading this week, approving a lease agreement for the Air Force Mavericks. It was a reversal of fortunes for the new all star

cheerleading troupe, who had been turned down for space in the Uxbridge Industrial Park area, near the corner of Durham Rd. 30 and Hwy. 47 at Council’s meeting on Monday, Aug. 12. Initially, council rejected the plan on the basis

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Bennett. “We’re very excited to be able to bring all-star cheerleading to Uxbridge, and hope to be active members of the community for years to come.” The Air Force Mavericks offer a number of different programs and levels to suit every type of athlete, including a Learn to Cheer program, tumbling and an All-Star Competitive program. Registration for Air Force Mavericks cheerleading is now open at their web site, www.airforcemavericks.ca. Those interested in joining the program this fall can get more information at the web site, or by calling 905-852-CHEER (2433).

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Members of the public are advised that the response date for the online survey, to provide feedback on the draft Durham Housing Plan, has been extended. In order to meet the requirements of the Housing Services Act and the Provincial Growth Plan, the Region is developing a comprehensive Durham Housing Plan to address housing requirements in our community. As part of the community consultation process, residents have an opportunity to offer input via an online survey. The Region is also hosting a number of community outreach sessions. Residents can access the online survey at www.durham.ca/housingreview/survey until Friday, Sept. 6. Building upon the

Durham Housing Review, the Durham Housing Plan will recommend directions and/ or actions required to reinforce the Region’s primary role as service manager, housing facilitator, researcher, monitor and social housing provider. It is also anticipated to: identify current/future housing requirements; set out objectives and targets; propose directions and/ or actions to meet goals; create a process to measure/report progress; and possibly recommend changes to the Regional Official Plan, where necessary. To learn more about the Durham Housing Plan, including the community outreach sessions, please visit www. durham.ca/housingreview/ survey.

Tour de Perry 2013 SCUGOG: The Port Perry United Way is holding its sixth annual Tour De Perry, on Thursday, September 5, at noon on Perry St. The Tour De Perry features a free barbeque, exciting tricycle race and the official campaign kick off for the United Way. A free barbeque and a trike race - what better way to spend noon hour in Port Perry? Come out and see some of Port Perry’s fine citizens display their prowess on tricycles. If you have any interest in putting in a team in the

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The Port Perry MoJacks and Uxbridge Bruins hit the ice this past weekend as the North Durham Junior ‘C’ hockey clubs kicked off their pre-season schedules. Camp for both clubs began last week, with close to 50 skaters jockeying for roster spots with both teams. On Saturday, Aug. 24, the MoJacks opened their pre-season schedule with a match-up against the Little Britain Merchants in Lindsay. There was great back and forth action early in the game, with both sides dishing out several bone-crushing hits. With five minutes left in the first period, and Little Britain enjoying an extended 5-on-3 advantage, the MoJacks were buoyed by a frantic penalty killing effort from Tyler Jennings, Troy McCallum and Jordan Nesbitt as well as several acrobatic saves from goaltender Brian Wilson. The MoJacks would net the first goal of the game with just over two minutes to play in the first, when Cory Ballingall fought through heavy traffic in front of the Little Britain net to bang in a loose puck. Paul Henderson and Jennings assisted on the play. Just 20 seconds into the third period, Tanner Hamilton scored a powerplay goal for the Merchants, assisted by Brock Beers to knot the game 1-1. However, the MoJacks would storm back with Sean King netting a goal with 11 minutes to play in the third, assisted by Aaron Elwood and Jennings to restore a one-goal lead for Port Perry. The action heated up down the stretch, and tempers began to flare as Little Britain fought to claw their way back into the game. The Merchants’ perseverance would pay off with just over four minutes to play, when Brett Doble netted Little Britain’s second powerplay goal of the night, assisted by Terry Snoddon and Riely Jennings to tie the game 2-2. There was little room for error in the closing moments of the game, which were filled with tense moments for both sides. Henderson nearly put the game away for Port Perry with just 40 seconds left on the clock when Adam Smith found him streaking through the slot, and converted a pass while lying on his back behind the net. However, Henderson’s shot failed to beat Merchants netminder Adam Costo, and the game headed to overtime. The intensity kicked up another notch in the extra frame, with both sides pushing for the game-winning goal. Jennings had a great opportunity dashed with just two minutes left when he got tangled up with Merchants defenceman Hayden Ryan en route to the net, and a shootout would be needed to determine a winner. After two scoreless rounds of the shootout, Snoddon, formerly of the Junior ‘A’ Lindsay Muskies put the game away with a laser beam of a shot that beat MoJacks goalie Blake Shaw, to give the Merchants a 3-2 come-from-behind victory. Through the first week of camp, MoJacks Head Coach Jon Campbell has been impressed with the calibre of play at camp. “We have a lot of quality hockey players out here, and they’re making our decisions very difficult,” Campbell told The Standard. “Even our veterans coming back will have to earn their spots on our roster, because it’s that competitive. We’ll continue the process, and look for stronger performanc-

Port Perry MoJacks Tyler Jennings (left) and Paul Henderson fight for possession of the puck with a pair of Little Britain Merchants, during the MoJacks’ pre-season opening 3-2 shootout loss on Saturday, Aug. 24 in Lindsay. The two sides will be back in action at Scugog Arena on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7:50 p.m. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard es from everybody.” Meanwhile, the Uxbridge Bruins kicked off their preseason schedule when they squared off against the Alliston Hornets in Stouffville on Sunday, Aug. 25. The Hornets have emerged as one of the dominant Junior ‘C’ teams in the province in recent years, winning six straight Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Junior Hockey League Championships. As well, Alliston advanced to the Clarence Schmalz Cup Finals five straight years between 2008 and 2012, winning All-Ontario Championships twice. The Hornets would strike first against the Bruins, tallying the game’s first goal less than five minutes into the action. However, the Bruins would battle back, and just past the midway point of the first, Graham Lamers shot deflected off the Hornets’ netminder and came to rest just over the goal line to tie the game 1-1. Alliston would charge back with two late goals to take a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes of action. Uxbridge emerged for the second period with greater enthusiasm, but could not beat the Hornets’ defence. Bruins goalie Cody Northover kept the Bruins in the hunt throughout the middle frame, as he made a number of sensational saves between the pipes. A late Hornets goal would push their lead to 4-1 after two periods of play. With Uxbridge’s Jake Joosten called into duty to start the third, the Hornets showed no sign of letting up as they added another goal less than five minutes into the third. Midway through the period, Uxbridge native Thomas Sheedy mixed it up with a Hornets player in a lively tilt that

seemed to breathe life back into the Bruins’ offence. However, the Hornets’ netminder would continue to stonewall the Bruins as Alliston eventually won by a score of 7-1. For Bruins Head Coach Geoff Hodgkinson, training camp has been a learning experience since taking over for former bench boss Dan West, who departed for the Junior ‘A’ Lindsay Muskies just over a week ago. “It’s been very positive all week,” Hodgkinson told The Standard in his first interview as Bruins Head Coach. “Being new to the program, I’ve been trying to get to know the veteran players and they’ve been very receptive. Camp has been very high tempo, and we’re seeing a lot of character on the ice.” The one-time Bruin, who spent four years with the club at the turn of the century, Hodgkinson noted that his past experience with the club has been an asset in his transition to serving as Head Coach. “Being a Bruin previously, there is definitely a Bruins’ way, and that’s never left me in the past 12 years of coaching at the ‘AAA’ level. I’m familiar with the program, and have really instilled it in my coaching, which has lead to an easier transition,” added Hodgkinson. Loose Pucks: - The MoJacks will be back in action with a back-to-back set of games this week. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the MoJacks will head to Keswick for an 8:20 p.m. showdown with the Georgina Ice, before returning to Scugog Arena on Thursday, Aug. 29 to face-off against Little Britain at 7:50 p.m. - The Bruins will also be in action on Thursday, Aug. 29 as they welcome the Schomberg Cougars to Uxrena for a 7:35 p.m. tilt.


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Canadian UFC veteran Antonio Carvahlo (right) will be joining the staff at HBK Martial Arts in Port Perry this fall as the dojo adds a new Brazillian Jiu Jitsu program. Mr. Carvahlo will be instructing teens and adults alongside local black belt David Dominy. vahlo has also worked with youth through schools and clubs, including anti-bullying programs. “We’re excited about having a guy like Antonio teaching here,” said Mr. Dominy, “and I’ll be offer-

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Port Perry’s Jeff St. Pierre took a hiatus from Port Perry MoJacks camp this week to go swimming with the Otters. The 17-year-old St. Pierre parlayed a strong performance earlier this year into a main training camp invite with the OHL’s Erie Otters, who opened training camp this week at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. “It’s been great so far, we had fitness testing the first day, and we will play two games on Tuesday (Aug. 27). It’s been a great experience and I’m hoping to make the most of it,” St. Pierre told The Standard. During a break between games on Tuesday, Aug. 29, St. Pierre offered The Standard an update on his performance through camp after a morning prospects game. “The prospects game was a lot of fun, and I had some great chances. I’m looking forward to get-

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ting back on the ice this afternoon, and carrying over some of that momentum,” St. Pierre said. A towering 6’3” 210 lb. forward, St. Pierre was a dominant force last year for the ‘AAA’ Central Ontario Wolves Midgets. After beginning the year in Port Perry Minor Hockey’s House League, St. Pierre was coaxed into a return to the Wolves where he racked up 42 points (15 goals and 27 assists) in 35 games, finishing fifth in the league’s scoring race and leading the Wolves.

St. Pierre will be joined by some familiar faces at Otters camp as a pair of his Central Ontario Wolves teammates, Nolan Dunn and Matthew Bell also earned invitations as free agents. The Port Perry High School student is battling for a spot on an Otters team that returns 17 players from last season, and he is trying to remain committed to doing the things that helped him reach this point in his hockey career. “I try and mold my game after Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins,” St. Pierre added. “I’ve always tried to play a rough and tumble game with a scoring touch, and I try and be a leader in the dressing room and on the ice as best I can.” More information on the Erie Otters, including full training camp rosters can be found at their web site, www.ottershockey.com.


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The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend as part of a doubleheader of racing action on Sunday, Sept. 1, sharing the bill with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, who will be making their debut in Canada at the 2.45 mile road course. Uxbridge racer Jason hathaway enters Sunday’s Clarington 200 just 10 points behind series leader Scott Steckly. J. WALLY NESBITT The Standard

Tee up Fore Scugog Scugog set for bass returns in September tourney on Saturday The Township of Scugog is once again hitting the links for charity, with the thirteenth annual Fore Scugog Charity Golf Tournament in September. The tournament takes place Thursday, Sept. 26 at Oakridge Golf Club, located at 35 Lauren Rd. in Port Perry. The tournament will once again help raise funds for local youth initiatives in Scugog Township and to date, more than $95,000 has been raised for programs like camps, youth organizations and secondary school bursaries. The cost is $150 per golf-

er or $500 per foursome, which includes lunch18 holes of golf plus cart, followed by dinner. Sponsorship opportunities also exist for local businesses interested in helping out. For information on the tournament or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lisa Fitton at lfitton@ scugog.ca or 905-985-7346, ext. 116.

Local anglers can try their hand at landing the big one this weekend, as the 2013 Scugog Kayak Bass Tournament returns to Port Perry. The tournament runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday (Aug. 31) and is open to all anglers with a kayak or canoe. Prizes will be awarded for first and second place. A $40 entry fee is required for all those wishing to take part in this fun Labour Day weekend event on scenic Lake Scugog. For more information, contact masontutoring33@ gmail.com or visit the tournament’s Facebook page.

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By the time you read this, the final countdown will be on to the first Canadian appearance of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. And, for the first time in 13 years, the NASCAR Trucks will be running on a road course, and they could not have picked a more challenging venue than Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “I’ve seen the track and it’s going to take a brave driver to win there,” stated defending series champion James Buescher. “The way these trucks handle on the short tracks means they will be a lot of fun at Mosport (CTMP).” Although some of the Camping World Truck drivers do have experience turning right and left, others will be completely out of their elements. Miguel Paludo and German Quiroga grew up on the karting circuit, while other young guns such as Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Jeb Burton are strictly ‘roundy-rounders.’ Ty Dillon, in order to gain experience on this track, did participate on the May date for the Canadian Tire Series where he finished in the top five. With a scheduling conflict due to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Atlanta, there will be none of the big name NASCAR drivers in attendance. To date, there has only been one Canadian confirmed to run the truck race, that being 17 year-old Quebecois Alex Guenette. Several other Canadian Tire Series competitors had expressed an interest in running the Truck race, but declined due to the expense. “The cost to run this one weekend is about half my entire Canadian Tire Series budget,” stated defending series champion DJ Kennington. “The costs just can’t be justified.” However, Kennington and his fellow NCATS compatriots will be on hand as they will run for the win in the Pinty’s Presents the Clarington 200 Sunday morning race, the green flag dropping at 11:00 am. With the extra exposure available to them, the Canadian Tire Series field is expected to be large, which could either help or hinder the championship chase. Going into the CTMP event, Scott Steckly maintains a slim, four point lead over Kennington in the standings, with Uxbridge racer Jason Hathaway just ten points from the overall lead. Also on the weekend schedule is the penultimate, doubleheader weekend for the Canadian Touring Car Championship. These cars are truly adept on the Bowmanville-area circuit, and their appearance could prove to be the racing highlight of the weekend. There will be 7.5 hours of practice time for the Trucks, beginning on Friday, with qualifying set for 5 p.m. on Saturday. The feature Chevrolet Silverado 250 truck race will flagged away at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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SUPPORT THE YORK DURHAM HERITAGE RAILWAY & THE TOWNSHIP OF UXBRIDGE At the CNE from Aug 16 to Labour Day We are pleased to be able to have a booth at the CNE in Heritage Court to promote the York Durham Heritage Railway and all of our special cultural events in our Township. Visit the booth daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Labour Day 10:00 am to 6:00pm.

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Uxbridge Studio Tour back for 28th year Now in the 28th year, the annual Uxbridge Studio Tour returns next month. Held on the third weekend of September (September 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), this event is self- guided and always free of charge. This year, there are twenty eight sites to visit and over thirty guest artists in and around the picturesque towns of Uxbridge, Claremont and Sunderland. Meet goldsmiths, jewelers and blacksmiths, glass artists, ceramists, fibre artists and sculptors, painters, photographers, printmakers, wood workers and stone carvers. Many of the art works on display will be for sale and the artists will be happy to talk to visitors about their work. What distinguishes the Uxbridge Studio Tour is the core of talented and dedicated artists who return each year to share and exhibit their talent: gold and silversmiths Megan Jones and David Swinson, glass artist Francis Muscat, sculptor JP Schoss and painter Lynne McIlvride Evans, to name a few. An abundance of talented guest artists bring a new vibrancy to the tour. Joining the Tour this year are Amber Higgins, Paul and Beverley Williams, Lianne Snow and Peter Lauricella. Here you will encounter handmade glass beads, metal fountains, up-cycled designer clothes and stunning exotic wooden bowls. Tour brochures with a detailed map can be picked up at any of the artists’ sites in advance at many locations in and around Uxbridge, these include: Blue Heron Books; Presents, Presents, Presents; Rush Photo; Elemi; Select Art Gallery; Tin Cup Cafe; Tin Mill Restaurant; Frankie’s Ristorante; and many more. The brochures will also be available at Meta4 Gallery and the Kent Farndale Gallery in Port Perry, the Leaskdale Country Store in Leaskdale, Annina’s Bakery in Goodwood, and the Magic Door Art Gallery in Sunderland. Visit the studio sites of Judy Bear, Lynn Bishop, Carmel Brennan, Shelly Burke, Della Cavanagh, Daniel Colby, Ross Colby , Ann Cummings, Lynda Cunningham, Cynthia Cupples, Lynne McIlvride Evans, Fly Freeman, Marni Grossman , Megan Jones, David Swinson, Max Kalinowski, Hanneke Koonstra, Helen McKenna, Francis Muscat, Ken Nice, Sharon Nielsen, Christl Niemuller, Mark Puigmarti, Saundra Reiner, Jennifer Ross, Gordon Ross, Jean Pierre Schoss, Judith & Viktor Tinkl, Monique van Wel and Gerd Untermann. Guest artists this year include: Danielle Boerhof, Deeni De Medieros, Frank Ditomaso, Barbara Frensel, Erica Gajewski, Dan Gallagher, David Greaves, Linda Henry, Shawn Hermans, Amber Higgins , Barbara Thompson Hoover, Audrey Jolly, Berna Kilic, Constance Laing, Peter Lauricella, Tom Loach , Audrey Morgan, Martin Myers, Mary Noetzel, Kimberley Price, Gordon Reidt, Jeannine

Dave Dickie, a wood sculptor living in Uxbridge, presents two of his favourite creations at Art in the Park 2013, held Saturday, August 17. All of Dave’s work is crafted by hand from found wood; in his left hand is ‘The Professor,’ while his right BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard hand holds ‘Chretien.’ Rosenberg, Sherry Rossi, Caitlin Sabean, Lis Simpson, Vanessa Slater, Lianne Snow, Diana Lopez Soto, Craig Telfer, Nicholas Tinkl, Tracy Walker, Linda Welch, Michael Wilkins, Paul & Beverley Williams, Jennifer Wolfe. The Uxbridge Studio Tour invites you to like us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/UxbridgeStudioTour – and keep up to date with the Tour and its artists throughout the year. This summer, leading up to this year’s tour, many of the artists and their guest artists will be featured with profiles on the Facebook page. For more information and to download a detailed map visit our website at www.uxbridgestudiotour.com or contact Judith Tinkl at 705-437-1478.

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