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Railway Nostalgia Weekend Rich heritage in St. Thomas by Tim Harvey

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awareness of Technology programs in schools across the Thames Valley District School Board. The camp costs $15 for the week. These funds will help to offset the costs of the camp and provide a pizza party on the final day. Parents will be expected to drop off and pick up their children within 15 minutes of the beginning and ending of the camp day.

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Railway Nostalgia Weekend drew a good crowd to the Elgin County Railway Museum and the CASO Station, home of the North American Railway Hall of Fame. St. Thomas has a rich heritage as a railway city and is vying to be the Railway Capital of Canada. Ron Bareham, president of the Museum, said some of the popular displays were: the 5700, a 330 – ton steam locomotive; railway artifact displays; the St. Thomas Railway City Exhibit; and the large, working HO – model railway exhibit modeled after local communities of St. Thomas, Springfield, West Lorne, Port Stanley, Waterford, and Highgate. There are over two scale miles of track modeled after 250 miles of Southern Ontario. Event organizer, Chuck Beckett, said he was pleased with the turnout and hopes the museum will continue to draw people in. Founded in 1988, the property was purchased in 2009 after many years of fundraising. There are talks underway to have the Port Stanley Terminal Railway extend its sightseeing runs into St. Thomas to a station just north of Talbot Street.

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It would also connect the Museum and the CASO station. Andy Bowie, a director of the Museum, explained the Railway Hall of Fame. He stated that for a small donation, you can have a brass 2 x 4 plaque mounted on the display. Anyone who presently or historically earned his or her living with the railroad is eligible. As with all donations, a charitable tax receipt is issued. Sherry


Johnstone, a volunteer with the CASO station gave a tour of the refurbished station. There are rented offices including our MPP Jeff Yurek, as well as areas that can be rented for meetings and weddings. John Parsons has worked for over 30 years in the shop maintaining steam locomotives like the 5700 and later diesel locomotives. He was a wealth of knowledge on the operation

and servicing of these complex machines. The 5700 was built in Montreal in the 1930s and was capable of pulling seven to eight heavy passenger cars and travelling at over 100 miles per hour. They would load 14 tons of coal and consume three to four tons per hour. St. Thomas was a division point where the locomotives were in need of service and fuel.

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which lead her to a position at Psychiatric Hospital in St. Thomas. As a single mother of two, she understood that learning new skills was a priority in providing for her family. “This helped supply a life for my children,” said Irma. Irma’s portfolio of achievements is ongoing and impressive. She is the second female in Ontario to earn her Government Insurance Adjustment License, “It took two years, one year for studies and the second year to be out in the field.” She trained as a nurse and attendant for St. John’s Ambulance, obtained a four-year diploma in personal administration, took courses in french, sign language, computers, accounting and this April finished

the DSW (Developmental Service Worker) program at Fanshawe in London. Irma has worked for the CLE (Community Living Elgin) off and on for over twenty years. “I’ve never stopped my studies. Even when working, I wanted to stay current, there is something inside me and I just need to continue to learn.” Irma plans on taking the summer off from her studies to enjoy time with her children and five grandchildren. “At this time in my life, I’ve never felt so much peace and contentment. It’s been a journey, and a lot of goals have been met personally,” said Irma. She may be taking the summer off, but plans are already in the works for this upcoming fall.

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Learning early Four-year-old entrepreneur

come out and enjoy the refreshments. The garage sale was a success, as well as Ben’s lemonade business. Even Ben’s teacher, Mrs. Singer, from Forest Park, St. Thomas came out to support young Ben’s ambition. At the end of Saturday’s sales, Ben had earned $59. “I was so excited,” said Ben. And as a result of this hard work and success, Ben decided to try again on Sunday, June 10. This earned him another $28

Figuring out how to make money is not everyone’s forte – we all want the green, but where do you begin? Benjamin Macleod of St. Thomas may just have the secret we’ve all been longing for. And he’s only four. For the past few months, Ben has been eager to have his first taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. His thought: open a lemonade stand. It can take many people to assist a four year old with his idea, so with the help of his parents, and a generous neighbour, Bonnie Baker, Ben’s wheels began to turn. It started during a neighbourhood garage sale. Ben’s neighbour Bonnie, placed an ad in the paper listing a garage sale on June 9. She also informed the community that Ben would be selling his lemonade that day and encouraged them to

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Heat Stroke Heat stoke is a condition that results from an individuals internal body temperature increasing to dangerous levels. This causes the nervous system to malfunction and leads to lethargy, weakness, collapse and coma. Animals at Risk All pets are at risk and can develop heat stroke if they are allowed to overheat. Pets with greater risk (and ones who need to be monitored more closely for signs) are puppies and kittens, older pets, overweight pets, very active pets, breeds with shorter snouts (Persian cats, Bulldogs, etc… ), pets with heavy coats, sick pets, and pets on certain medications. Signs to Watch For • Heavy Panting • Hyperventilation • Drooling • Weakness • Confusion • Vomiting / Diarrhoea • Seizure / Unconscious or Unresponsive

Things you can do to help avoid a problem include: get your pet a “summer haircut”, avoid being outside during the hottest parts of the day by taking walks in early morning or late evening, have a small “doggy pool” available for your pet, and limit exercise on hot days. Make sure when you are out with your pet, they have plenty of drinking water and shaded areas to go to. Finally, NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET IN THE CAR UNATTENDED! The temperature inside a parked car can reach 48 °C in minutes.

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in sales. Both his parents and grandparents donated money, which brought Ben’s overall total to $187. Ben will put part of his earnings towards his post-secondary school education and will also make a donation to the Alzheimer’s society.

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Settlement stories quilt trails Beauty to be seen There is nothing like a homemade quilt. Now imagine the beauty of a quilt on a 5 x 5 large painted quilt block. On June 28, Aylmer launched their Settlement Stories Quilt Trail. The Quilt Trail is in combination of tourism attraction, business marketing and unique community history. The quilt blocks will symbolize that of a ‘place’. A story of a business, the importance of its history to the settlement area and the reason for the quilt block is assigned

to each site. For example: the migrating geese quilt block is the Mennonite Community Service (MCS) pattern depicting the migration of the community and the leadership patterns of geese formation. The Quilt Tour is honouring MCS culture and its place in Aylmer, as well as including all the cultures in the community. MCS will be working closely with the rural and cultural communities, the library and museums to develop historical stories and translation of stories.

The Quilt Tour will also highlight new technology. Each quilt block will be inserted with a QR code, which is similar to a bar code read by a smart phone or blackberry. If a picture is taken of the quilt block, the story will appear and direct you to the website. This method is being used in real estate, historical building tours and in other countries, yet, even though advancement in technology has been made, not everyone carries a cell phone. A story will be attached to each quilt block.

MCS has received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and 35 quilt blocks will be installed throughout Bayham, Malahide Township and the town of Aylmer. The Settlement Stories Quilt Trail is expected to increase the

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If Life Were Like A Computer: You could add/remove someone in your life using the control panel. You could put your kids in the recycle bin and restore them when you feel like it! You could improve your appearance by adjusting the display settings. You could turn off the speakers when life gets too noisy. You could click on “find” (Ctrl, F) to recover your lost remote control and car keys. To get your daily exercise, just click on "run"! If you mess up your life, you could always press "Ctrl, Alt, Delete" and start all over!

Diamond Jubilee Medal Terry Carroll, publisher of the St. Thomas/Elgin Weekly News and Elgin This Month magazine, along with 47 other recipients, was honoured with the prestigious Diamond Jubilee Medal on June 29. The ceremony was held at the Canada Southern Railway Station in St. Thomas. The presenters were Joe Preston, Member of Parliament, and Jeff Yurek, Provincial Member of Parliament. The Diamond Jubilee Medal celebrates the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Terry was recognized for his contributions for Community Involvement and Entrepreneurship. Joe Preston (left), MP for Elgin – Middlesex – Elgin; Terry Carroll, publisher of the St. Thomas/Elgin Weekly News and Elgin This Month magazine and Jeff Yurek, MP for Elgin – Middlesex – London. (Photo by Tim Harvey)

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Have we lost our senses? The five human senses: smell, taste, touch, hearing, and sight. These perfect human entities make us human and guide us through our daily lives. When we lose one of these extraordinary senses the other senses will ultimately take over. Loss of sight will heighten hearing, and loss of hearing will strengthen sight. It is how the body works; it’s how the body masters the world around us, protecting us from danger, or allowing us to live and love with less than five. I’ve personally witnessed people love stronger and more intensely than those with all their senses. But, with the five, I believe we have forgotten one very important aspect in life – communication. This combines all five senses. Texting does not allow for body language, or emotions, email is very much the same. Recently, I’ve felt this first hand. Instead of giving me the consideration of words, speech or human-to-human interaction, a dislike button was pressed. A button that does

Terry Carroll

Paint the barns red The day after Canada Day, we decided to start scraping and wire-brushing the ceiling of our front porch in preparation for painting. I can’t say I’ve met anybody who actually enjoys this job, although it’s possible I haven’t asked enough people. You know how you go to a family picnic and you make small talk? I don’t follow sports, so there goes half the usual conversation – the other half being the weather. There are possibilities here. “Yeah, you’re right. It’s sure been hot and dry. So how do you feel about scraping and wire-brushing?” I’ve met people who claim to like the next stage . . . painting. Personally, I like having finished painting. Part of this could go back to my youth when my dad decided that the barns needed painting. Three barns. I think my dad hated painting as much as most people hate scraping and

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editorialpage not inform the receiver of anything. It’s easy to scroll a mouse over a dislike button and quickly press. Yet, if communication is necessary to all humans, which I believe it is, then communication should be received, whether positive or negative. My first thought . . . coward. Yet, being the person I am, I started to feel sorry for the people or person that would hit a button without giving an explanation. It takes a strong individual to confront others. Which is not easy in any situation for anyone. This is where communication becomes vital. We live in a new world, a world that is amazing and allows us to Google any question, which will inevitably give us the correct answer. I’ve done this myself, countless times. But this will never take away the need for human contact. An iPod, iPhone and a computer should be known to all, as gadgets, computerized components to help us explore the universe. We should never forget the need for human touch, the human voice, and the insight we can all give to one other. We have the five senses for a reason. Be kind, state your case, give your knowledge and let’s move on . . . face to face.

Community Snapshot

Cool kids The Central Elgin Jazz Band kicks off the Summer Swing event at Quai du Vin Estate Winery June 24. The afternoon of music and dance from the big band era was a fundraiser for the Stork Club Big Band Museum and Hall of Fame in Port Stanley.

Guest Editorial wire-brushing, so he did what parents got away with, back in the day. He got the boys to do it. You know that story about Tom Sawyer and the fence? That was a town story. In the country, there was nobody else to sucker, except our sisters, and they were too little, and I think I was in the phase where I disliked girls almost as much as anything to do with painting. The job was interminable. No matter how much better the boards looked with red paint on them, all we could think about (when we weren’t fooling around instead of painting) was how many boards were still to go. Days and days of boards to paint. We never did finish. We reached a point where the neighbours could not see the unpainted part of the back barn from the road, and Dad said we could stop. I wish there were a life lesson out of this, something about the value of work. But really, it is a lot like hitting your head against the wall – it does feel good when you stop. It did then, and it still does.

At a loss for words A few weeks ago, I received a news release from the Shaw Festival in which the publicity director used the word ‘besotted’. Since it is not frequently used, I wrote a note to her to tell her how much I enjoyed seeing that word once more. English is a fluid, growing, changing language and many good words fall out of usage. I recall when I was in a play called ‘Harvey’ that Elwood’s sister used the word ‘festooned’ to describe how the decorations in her home were displayed. It’s a word that stuck with me. Words have been my tools of the trade for decades and I appreciate them at all levels, even if I am not as erudite as Rex Murphy. Teachers use words to reveal and politicians use words to conceal. I recall a certain Arkansas politician who swore up and down that he did not have “sexual intercourse with that woman”. He was right if you define the term strictly and

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he used this wordplay to conceal. They didn’t call him ‘Slippery Bill’ for nothing. Words can do a lot of good and a lot of harm, so they must be used carefully. Just last week, my wife was reading an Agatha Christie novel when she found that someone had “ejaculated” a phrase. At the time, it meant to spring something forward. It has since changed meanings, much as the word in Christie’s time: ‘gay’. It used to mean happy and cheerful. Now it is used as a qualifier for pride and a guide to sexual preference. Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary adds a new word that has evolved in contemporary society. I guess it makes them official English, even if I choose, you know, like, not to use them. I guess as Twitter continues its invasion, the bigger words will give way to codes and abbreviations. In a way, the language suffers because flowers are always choked out by weeds if left unattended. Like, our only hope is that people will continue to read and to grow, much as our language, you know.

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be/was a five-year contract. I am writing this letter to help empower neighbours and friends. Please, be aware. It is not the fast talking door-todoor sales rep. It is the nice, young man/woman, who is canvassing the neighborhoods. They are looking to sweet talk you into a sweet deal that may or may not be so sweet. The Ontario Consumer Protection Agency told me that they have information on their website. Please, check it out before signing any contracts. A door-to-door salesman is not necessarily looking out for your best interest.

St. Thomas police investigated a break and enter that occurred at a Talbot Street restaurant sometime between 12 am and 6 pm May 10. Police say culprit (s) forced entry through a glass framed North back door. Once inside the premises an undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the night Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Thomas Police Sharon Noad Service at 519-631-1364 or Crime 519-637-4479 Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

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ble involvement of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In a recent lunch hour presentation sponsored by the Elgin Human Resources and Justice Coordinating Committee, Dr. Bertoldi explained to a group of local judges, lawyers, police, social workers, and others involved in the justice system, how alcohol consumption during any stage of pregnancy can cause irreparable damage to the brain, “the organ most sensitive to prenatal alcohol damage.” Written materials accompanying Dr. Bertoldi’s address claim that FASD is the most frequent birth defect in North America, and affects at least one out of every 100 Canadians. In early childhood, tell tale facial features can appear, and it is also not unusual for problems with memory, attention, concentration, and sensory irritations to begin to surface. By adulthood, developmental milestones for emotional maturity, social skills, money and time concepts, and comprehension lag drastically behind at age six and eight levels. In her remarks, Dr. Bertoldi singled out defence counsel for

special words of advice. She emphasized a long list of behaviours requiring particular attention, and the possible need for a psychological or neurological assessment. Her materials stressed the need to sometimes be prepared to ask the tough questions, including inquiring about the mother’s alcohol consumption during pregnancy. According to Dr. Bertoldi, managing the disorder places large burdens on families, and the education and justice systems. There is no known cure, and the disorder does not go away over time. A diagnosis only provides an understanding of how best to support the child. Those children who are the most successful in combating the disorder are those who enjoy periods of intense supervision, something difficult to manage in the day-to-day lives of most families and in our schools. All in all, this was a very informative talk by one of our many dedicated and caring local physicians, sending those in attendance away with things to ponder in their respective professional lives.



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Committee of Adjustment Hearings On Monday, July 16, 2012, the Committee of Adjustment will hold public hearings, at the following times, into applications for minor variances respecting the following properties: 12:30 pm. - 42371 Dexter Line (COA 12-12); and 12:40 pm. - 10844 Wellington Road (COA 13-12 The hearings will be held in the Council Chambers of the Elgin County Administration Building, 450 Sunset Drive, Central Elgin. A copy of the complete formal notice of public hearing is available at by clicking “Public Notices” or from the Municipal Office and the Central Elgin Planning Office. For additional information, please contact the Secretary Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment, 519-631-4860 Ext 286.

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At a funeral service we all sit there and affirm one of two things. First, there is an affirmation of eternity. Funny how most people think nothing of eternity until the end – that is, their own end. Funerals rarely cause people to think about their own death – people just sit there blankly staring off into space.  As I look around the crowd, I see little affirmation of eternity.  People are wrapped up in their pain – as can be expected. However, I have conducted funerals and attended funerals that have been very different.  Yes, there is pain, sorrow and crying. But, underneath, there is an affirmation of eternity. It is as though everyone is thinking, “this is not all there is! This hurts – yes – but there is more!” Second, there is an affirmation of hopelessness and emptiness. When death comes – especially unexpected death – hopelessness immediately arrives.  The 'why?' question begins to be asked. When people are unprepared for eternity, there is just that – hopelessness, emptiness, and the nagging loss.   Both affirmations allow for personal pain, crying and loss but one has a foundation of eternality under it. When there is an affirmation of hopelessness, it is like an affirmation of nothingness.  Believing nothing. Having faith in nothing. So, funerals become an affirmation of nothingness – an affirmation of the finale – the end! However, I've noticed some funerals have eternality about them. People, in pain, can look past the pain to hope. Having a firm belief. Having a celebration of not only this life – but the life to come. And that, is something to think about.

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Feel the need for speed! Chris Smith (left), fund development; Gordan Parkin, crew chief and Jack Phillips, former board member, feel the need for speed around Raymone Charles Yeo racecar for the ‘Racing for Memories’ BBQ fundraiser on June 22. Proceeds go to the Alzheimer Society of St. Thomas. Raymond Charles Yeo will be racing from June to October to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society.

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for needy families in the community is up around 17 per cent over the last couple of years and sometimes we forget the economy is still experiencing difficult times and jobs are hard to get.� Brian also commented that local church’s and family events have also donated left over food from

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at 519-631-1611 for Speaker John VanEyk, Piper Noreen Lanning. further information. Thursday, July 5, 3- Bring lawn chair, if 6:30pm. Advance raining, service at Knox Registration for Bible Presbyterian Church, Seniors Picnic in the Vacation Camps at St. Fingal. Park, Wednesday, July Andrew's United Ham & Turkey Bingo, 11, 9:30am-3:30pm, Church, 60 West Ave. Sunday, Sunday, July 8. Pinafore Park, EnterDoors open 12:30pm. tainment, Food, Prizes, Info 519-631-4558. Fourth annual free fish- St. Thomas Legion, Br. Free Admission, for ing Derby from Bear 41. 24 Johns St. more information call the VON office 519Adventures for chil- Everyone welcome. dren, July 6, 9–2pm, Memorable Mondays, 637-6408. Pinafore Park, register July 9, 2-3pm, Aylmer- Wednesday, July 12, at YMCA, sponsored by Malahide Museum. 14 Euchre Club. We meet Kids Cops & Canadian East St. Aylmer, 519- every Wednesday 2Tire. Info 519- 773-9723. Topic: Fans 4pm at St. John's and Their Language, Church on Flora St. 6316184 or YMCA. The St. Thomas Garden includes program, re- Freewill offering, inTour will take place on freshments and hand- cludes all sorts of Sunday, July 8. Tickets out. Members – Free, scrumptious treats. Join us! are available from Non-members $5. Canadale Nurseries Monday, July 9 to Fri- Wallacetown W.I. celeLtd. and Bell's BookBin. day, July 13, Music brates 100th AnniverInformation: Richard at Camp, "Singing Al- sary, Thursday, July 12 leluia's", 9am-3:00pm at Wallacetown Hall, 519-633-3939. Decoration Day Fingal at St. Andrew's United 2pm. Join us for music Cemetery, July 8, 2pm. Church, 60 West Ave. & refreshments & Info 519-631-4558. fun.   Info 519-7625495 Louie.

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DEATH NOTICES ALLMAN, WILLIAM “BILL” H. of St. Thomas, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in his 68th year. A funeral service was held June 30, 2012. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. CAMPBELL, GERTRUDE of Aylmer, passed away June 30, 2012 in her 99th year. A funeral service was held July 3, 2012. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. ENS, NICKOLAS of RR #2, Aylmer, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 in her 89th year. A funeral service was held July 4, 2012. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. GARDINER, ISABELLA ALEXANDER of St. Thomas, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 in her 87th year. Public memorial service held July 5, 2012 at 11am. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. HILLIKER, JAMES of RR #4, Aylmer, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in his 59th year. A funeral service was held June 30, 2012. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. LOUWS, ANDY of St. Thomas, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 in his 53rd year. A funeral service was held July 2, 2012. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. McCORMACK, BABY KENNEDY RHIAN, newborn daughter of Alicia (Edwards) and Jeremy McCormack of Strathroy, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Kennedy was born on June 22, 2012. A private family service. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. McEOWN, RICHARD of R.R. 4, Aylmer, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in his 70th year. A funeral service was held June 30, 2012. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. MORRISON, THOMAS EARL of St. Thomas, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the age of 50. A service was held June 29, 2012. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. PEARCE, HAROLD FRANKLIN of St. Thomas, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the age of 82. Private interment. Shawn Jackson Funeral Home.

PHILLIPS, ELTON CHARLES passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the age of 68. Public memorial service held July 7, 2012 at 11am. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. PHOENIX, JEAN of St. Thomas and formerly Aylmer, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 in her 92nd year. A funeral was held July 4, 2012. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. ROBBINS, BRADLEY WILLIAM passed away Friday, June 22, 2012 at the age of 52. A family service held at a later date. Shawn Jackson Funeral Home. ROBINSON, BABY JACK ALAN, son of Matthew Robinson and Kate Robbie of St. Thomas, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012. Visitation was July 2, 2012. Shawn Jackson Funeral Home SMITH, THOMAS JAMES of Woodstock, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in his 54th year. A service was held June 30, 2012. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. TAPSELL (RICKETTS), ELSIE ALENA ALICE of St. Thomas, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 in her 93rd year. A funeral service was held July 4, 2012. Williams Funeral Home Ltd.




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STORE DIRECTORY Bentley .................................................................. 637-8021 Charm Diamond Centre..................................... 637-8020 Dairy Queen / Orange Julius ............................637-2542 Dorlene...................................................................637-1255 Elgin Mall Dental Office .....................................637-1811 Elgin Travel & Cruises.........................................633-6300 Experts Tailoring & Alterations.........................852-1035 Flair Jeans & Alterations ...................................633-4794 GNC.........................................................................637-0023 Galaxy Cinemas ...................................................631-2261 GoodLife Fitness .............................633-8475 & 631-1501

ONTARIO EARLY YEARS Participate in a FREE playgroup Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30am. Parents/caregivers and children from birth to six years of age are welcome.

ST. THOMAS DOLL CLUB The club meets the last Monday of the month from 7-9pm in the Community Room. If you are a doll enthusiast, come out and join the fun. All are welcome

Hairmasters...........................................................633-2440 Hallmark.................................................................633-7675 K&K Locksmith.....................................................631-4110 Knockout Fashions..............................................633-0530 LifeLabs ......................................................1-877-849-3637 Magic Nails...........................................................631-3413 Mags, Smokes & More ......................................633-9773 Metro......................................................................633-8780 Northern Reflections ..........................................633-4853 OMAC Mortgage .................................................637-1850 Payless Shoe Source .........................................637-7796 Pharmasave..........................................................631-5551 Rayna......................................................................633-4944

THE PERK CAFE Open at 8:30am Serving coffee, tea, muffins and more!

FLAIR FASHIONS Has relocated!! Stop in and see our new location by the Food Court right beside Tan Jay.

DORLENE Liquidation Sale 25% off Lowest Price Everything must go!

Rogers Wireless ..................................................637-0384 Riverbed Aqua Massage ...................................207-3225 Smithbooks............................................................633-4717 Sport Mart .............................................................631-4006 St Thomas Town & Country Realty..................207-3000 Stitches ..................................................................631-4600 Subway ..................................................................631-0331 Suzy Shier..............................................................633-1336 TD Canada Trust...................................................633-4640 Tan Jay ...................................................................633-5524 The Perk.................................................................631-3242 Wok Express.........................................................637-6426 Zellers.....................................................................633-4645

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July 5th, 2012 Issue  

News and views from in and around St.Thomas and area.

July 5th, 2012 Issue  

News and views from in and around St.Thomas and area.