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Smoke on the Water The Snowbirds are coming The spectacular airshow featuring the Snowbirds, a free event, is coming to Port Stanley on September 12 over the main beach. The Snowbirds will be attending a Meet the Snowbirds dinner at GT’s the evening before on September 11 between 5pm to 9pm. Tickets are on sale at GT’s in Port Stanley for $30 per person and includes an all you can eat buffet. All proceeds go back to the Port Stanley Snowbirds Committee. “We are very excited to present this show as this will

be the first over the water airshow presenting the Snowbirds in Port Stanley,” said Mollie Richards, Emergency Services Coordinator. The Snowbirds are officially known as the Royal Canadian Air Force 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. They are Canada’s military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration whose purpose is to ‘demonstrate the skill, professionalism, teamwork of Canadian Forces personnel.’ To reserve your tickets for this incredible event call 519782-4555

Timewell Auctions Timewell Auctions of St. Thomas has received a Western sketch done by Fred Temple two days before his death. Fred Temple was the last person to be hanged at the Elgin County Courthouse.

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This original sketch was collectors. killed instantly. Fred and Frank given to the jail guard and has In 1935, on June 27, Fred were arrested and hanged for been passed down through Temple age 21 of St. Thomas the brutal murder. generations to Dan MacKay of and his father Frank Temple This is an online only auction Saskatchewan who has of- age 53 of St. Thomas were ac- at timewellauctions.com. For a fered it up for auction. There cused of stealing a bicycle. Of- preview, call by appointment at are only three other sketches ficer Colin McGregor arrived to 519-631-6884 during the that are known to exist, and all serve a warrant to the father week of August 23 to 30. are in the possession of private and son and was shot and ALL VEHICLES FULLY RECONDITIONED AND CERTIFIED

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The St. Thomas Special Athletes Tennis Club, one of a kind in Canada, offers tennis instruction and play to athletes with developmental and physical challenges. The program runs from June to August on Thursday’s from 6pm to 7pm at the Pinafore Park Courts. Dedicated coaches include, John Laing, Mike Wood, Brent Sifton, Brian LaRue, Sonia Albert and Maddie Derrough. On Tuesday, August 7th, Tennis Canada treated the club to a private suite to watch the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Tourna-

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Love of literature shaped Christopher Plummer A delightful evening at Stratford by Ric Wellwood

Running until the 26th of August, ‘A Word or Two’ will prove to be a tough ticket to get and I’m not sure they have the opportunity to hold it over, but the one-man show, written, arranged and performed by acting icon Christopher Plummer is a delightful evening of theater. Plummer has built the entire show around his love of literature and how it shaped him as a person. He laments the fact that today’s young

people are missing out on the magic of books and the beauty of language that is changing daily. New words come into being every day, and old ones disappear. When is the last time you heard anyone say “blunderbuss” or “gruntled?” He maintains that those who love language will enjoy a richer life filled with wonder and ready escapes from boredom or a troubled spirit. Plummer makes his case on the Avon stage at Stratford, walking around a spiraling tower of books that is in danger of collapsing at any moment,

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ACUPUNCTURE - Can It Relieve My Pain?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of Chinese Medicine. It has been used for thousands of years in China and other Eastern Countries to successfully treat a variety of painful conditions as well as to help restore, promote and maintain good health and longevity. Due to its success rate, it is now one of the fastest growing complementary forms of medicine today. According to Chinese Medicine, the body consists of a life energy force called Qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi travels in the body along channels called “meridians”. When the flow of Qi is insufficient, blocked or unbalanced, disease or illness can occur. Acupuncture is the painless insertion of very fine needles into the skin at specific points in order to influence the physiological functioning of the body. Current modern research has found that Acupuncture raises the levels of specific hormones and chemicals in the body. It can strengthen the immune system, influence hormone release, decrease inflammation and successfully treat many painful conditions. Acupuncture has been credited with helping many conditions. One of the most striking aspects is the almost complete absence of adverse effects or complications, particularly with using disposable single-use needles.

For this reason and also because the treatments are virtually painfree, Acupuncture can be used for people of all ages, from the pediatric to the geriatric patient. According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been recognized to effectively treat a number of common disorders such as: -sinusitis/asthma -seasonal allergies -arthritic pain -headaches -sciatica -neck, shoulder & low back pain -pain from car, work & sports injuries 80-90% of patients respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments with noticeable improvement usually within the first few sessions. Treatment sessions usually last between 15-30 minutes. Relief may be immediate or occur within a few days. Most people will nap during their sessions as they find the treatments very comfortable and relaxing. Dr. Sandra Lee has been studying and practicing acupuncture in Canada, the United States and China for over 18 years. She holds certifications with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and with China Shanghai International Acupuncture Training Centre.

Canadian actor Christopher Plummer performs in the production A Word or Two, playing at the Stratford Festival until August 26.

weighted with the problems of those who ignore literature. Robert Brill’s set is effectively lit by Michael Walton and underscored by effective musical interludes by Michael Roth. Plummer is in top form in his early eighties, and arguably at the peak of his powers as a performer. That’s probably why he makes it look so easy, weaving his way through literary gems with a warmth and charm that lesser performers can never be able to summon. I first had a chance to review

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Back to the basics The wonderful thing about life is the belief that no matter how much you believe you have screwed up, you really haven’t. It’s really about going back to the basics, which started way back when. Believing in your needs should be the first step: confidence, the ability to accept change, as well as the rationale to understand that change is good, but not if it hurts. We as a society seem to accept that life should have an order. If you’re not happy, you change. But, what if change is not the solution, and what if change challenges the answers? Yes, deep thoughts by Anita LaRue. I truly believe we all want to be something bigger, something better. But honestly, what does that mean? To write a novel, become the newest inventor or have our name in lights for all to see.

Terry Carroll

Grenada sounds like a dream come true Most people have dreams. Inspired by a movie, many people write these dreams down in what is called a bucket list. A few people accomplish what’s on that list. I’ve been following the adventures of one such couple. Rick and Karen Feld formerly lived in Sparta (a charming village on some people’s bucket lists). They now reside in a tropical paradise and have been circulating a newsletter called Island Times about their journey. I wrote to them for more information. Here’s an edited version of what Rick wrote me a couple of months ago. “In a nutshell, Karen and I originally started dreaming about opening a bed & breakfast in Niagara On The Lake about 10 years ago. “About six years ago while on vacation in Cuba, we were hit with the idea of opening a bed & breakfast in the Caribbean. At the beginning of

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editorialpage Is that the meaning to life? I’m still searching for these answers. We all have our dreams, and rightly so; without dreams we become lifeless. Hopes and dreams are the foundation for many of us, and truly it should be, but finding that foundation is a completely different story. What if within an instant we decided that we don’t need to dream big in order to fulfill a vision? What if we accepted ourselves for who we are and not what we believe we should be . . . what then? Freedom comes to mind. If we all just let ourselves be who we were truly meant to be, then maybe things would be different. Maybe if we were to let go and let our wings spread, this could make the difference . . . it’s definitely a possibility. I have no answers to this question of life. Yet, what I do know, is the harder we are on ourselves the quicker we forget what is important, and as life moves on, importance is the key. Go back in time, find your way, and make sure you know what makes you happy . . . this truly is the basic meaning of life.

2009, my sales position was eliminated so we began a focussed search for destinations in Central America and the Caribbean. We first visited Belize, and then Grenada, and fell in love with Grenada as soon as we arrived.  “We put our home up for sale in Sparta, and it took over two years until it finally sold in September, 2011. At that point, Karen and I took leaves of absence from our jobs. Karen was an Emergency Room Nurse at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, and I was working in business development for atWork Office Interiors in Cambridge. “We sold most of our furnishings, put all the rest of our belongings into storage, and came to Grenada to focus on finding a villa to purchase, or land to build on. Within a month we found Villa Beachcliff. “Our offer was accepted in October, and the deal closed at the beginning of April 2012. So here we are painting, decorating, cleaning, repairing, and upgrading the villa to our standard, with the intention of launching our new business in August 2012, just in time for Carnival.” Not too shabby, as we like to say around here. Not too shabby at all.

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Sing, sing a song St. Andrew’s Summer Music Camp holds a musical show to end the week of summer fun on August 10. Tanner Kyle (backrow), camp leader, Alley Anderson (frontrow), Carter Musgrave, Mikayla Lane, Jordan Angst, Faith McLuskie, and Conner Thompson. (Photo courtesy of Brenda Twynstra)

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Common sense The latest survey from the Canadian Medical Association is no surprise. It says that Canadians with higher incomes are in better health than those who don’t have much. It could be that they can afford groceries nowadays, or at least more of them. Admittedly if a person can have three good meals a day, coupled with a bit of regular exercise, the odds are good that they will live longer if they don’t text while driving. The Association reports that many lower income householders feel there is too much information about nutrition and that it is difficult to make sense of it. Part of this may relate to literacy, and part of it may be that they buy whatever looks good in the TV ads. That may explain why the lady ahead of me in the checkout line purchased more than sixty dollars worth of junk

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Four ways to enjoy fall family fitness by Elizabeth Morgan

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.� Albert Camus Fall is coming! As much as we all hate to bid farewell to the hot sunny days of summer, autumn can offer some amazing opportunities as a family to get outdoors and to get active. 1. The most important thing to do is to make sure you are physically prepared for whatever activities or sports you choose this fall. If you are not normally active and if you have the ability to enlist the support of a personal trainer, this can catapult you to more effective results from your chosen activity. Regardless, make sure to plan ahead and pace yourself when you start up your fall activities, so that you avoid injury. Be careful to warm up and cool down effectively every time you exercise.

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2. Pumpkin, apples and pecans are all foods that are in season in fall and have unique nutritional benefits. Take advantage of local fruits and vegetables that are fresh. Spend an afternoon and pick them yourself for extra fun. 3. If the weather is uncooperative, try some exercise at home such as circuit training

with your kids or following a good fitness video. Housecleaning can also get everyone involved and has a rewarding end result 4. On weekends, find a local spot for a day trip to enjoy the splendid fall foliage. Our area has many parks, lakes and rivers to explore. Some familyfriendly ways to spend the beautiful fall days outdoors include: walking the dog, hiking the Talbot Trail, catching the Hawks at Hawk Cliff in September, enjoying a family picnic at one of Elgin County’s pretty beaches, or going for a family bike ride. Local farms, artisans and conservation areas offer tours, workshops and fishing derbies in August and September. These outings offer an added educational component in addition to physical fitness benefits for all ages. Make sure you have a checklist of items packed for your

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Culinary delight Pinecroft Green Tea Room Pinecroft’s owners, Brenda and Paul Smith, have continued the family tradition by supplying Elgin County with quality handmade pottery as well as giving some country flair in their unique log tea room. The Green Frog Tea Room at Pinecroft is nestled in a peaceful scenic atmosphere of nature. Located near Aylmer, the tea room serves fresh, tantalizing soups, salads, entrees, desserts and Paul’s legendary fresh bread and rolls. All produce is sourced locally from neighbouring farms, markets and butchers. The tea room is open daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm. (Photo courtesy of Elgin County Economic Development)

Organic produce available at Horton Farmers Market McSmith’s from day old to market!!!!

BUY FRESH Potatoes, Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers & Sweet Corn Cooking & Spanish Onions, Cucumbers Local Fruit Grown In Season

Jahnke Fresh Produce 5680 Sunset Rd., Union 519-633-6735

The prospective son-in-law was asked by his girl friend's father, “Son, are you able to support a family.” “Well, no, sir,” he replied. “I was just planning to support your daughter. The rest of you will have to fend for yourselves.”

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with local fish, joined by fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheese, hand made breads, local meats and of course, Kim’s pastry creations. You are invited to dine at Windjammer Inn where global inspiration meets local sensibility.

Stepping into the Mad Hatters Tea Room, located at the popular Quaker Barrel Antique Market, is like walking into a fairytale. Modelled after Alice in Wonderland, the tea room features the Mad Hatter’s table, Alice’s couch, the Queen of hearts Garden and themed china. Guests of the tea room can enjoy high tea by reservation and daily Devonshire Cream Teas. In addition to tea, desserts and sandwiches are as well offered. After tea, stroll through the Queen of Hearts Garden, which will lead guests to the outdoor market at the rear of Quaker Barrel Unique Antiques and General Store.

(Photo courtesy of Elgin County Economic Development)

(Photo Courtesy of Elgin Economic Development)

Join our self-guided tour to experience a variety of farms in East Elgin and enter the draw for a “Basket of Local Food”. Maps available at all Elgin County Libraries and the St. Thomas Public Library Or visit elginfarmers.ca - events page to download the map

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Windjammer Inn On the beaches of Lake Erie rests the Windjammer Inn, where to dine is to taste a small piece of culinary heaven. Owner and chef Kin Saunders sources all of her food from the growing farm network in Elgin County. The Windjammer Inn features a seasonal menu and specials

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Red Haven Peaches Are Here! 1030 Talbot Street, St. Thomas St. Thomas (at Fairview) 633-9691 Open Monday to Saturday 8am - 8pm, Sunday 8am-6pm

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Apple Season Is Coming Soon! Opening September 8th, Daily 10 am – 5 pm READY PICKED or PICK-YOUR-OWN Honey Crisp, Gala, some Macs and Pears In-Store & Cafe: Apple Pies, Cider, Apple Crisp, Apple Strudel, Apple Muffins, Apple Cookies Features Activities: Corn Maze, Animal Barn, Afternoon Wagon Rides, Straw Mountain, Sandbox for the Kids

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Relax in comfort Kettle Creek Inn Kettle Creek Inn located in Port Stanley opened in 1983 and is one of Ontario’s finest Inns. Set against a stunning garden, Kettle Creek offers summer dinning near the cool lake breeze. The English-style pub is the place to be on a Friday night with its soothing atmosphere. Owners Jean and Gary Vedova operate the inn with its ten rooms including five luxury suites (whirlpools and gas fireplaces), complete with restaurant. Take some time for yourself, relax on the patio, enjoy lunch, dinner or a snack and stay the night in one of the stunning suites. For more information call 519782-3388

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Shakespeare said it best I'm assuming they’re still available–Cole's Notes.  They got me through high school English classes especially when it came to William Shakespeare. I'm not a William Shakespeare fan, at least not up to the present. However, I was speaking with a good friend of mine who quoted a line from Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night and the quote really struck me. Here it is: Some men are born great

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Some men achieve greatness Some have greatness thrust upon them. Now, what really struck me is the addendum that my friend added, “and the latter don't know how to use it”.  If you have been fortunate enough to travel the world at all, you will quickly realize that the vast majority of us are incredibly blessed.  We have lots.  We have lots given to us. We have lots of great opportunities. We are frankly, a real lucky bunch.  Part of the greatness thrust upon us is opportunities.  Now my friend Pieter's point is rather poignant, “and the latter don't

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know how to use it.” Are we using the opportunities given to us? Are we using the blessings given to us? We have a great country. We have a great educational system.  We have a great li-

brary.  We can take online St. Thomas Police are investigating the theft of courses. There are apprenticea pickup truck. On July 9th between the hours ship opportunities. That's not of 630 and 7:30am, a silver 1995 Dodge even counting money or posipickup truck was stolen from the parking tions that come our way. I think garage at 430 Wellington Street. Licence most of us have greatness plate number #703 9VT. The vehicle had a silthrust upon us, let's use it! And ver topper on it with a Walker transmission that's, something to think jack in the bed. The suspects left behind a vehicle about.  they had stolen from London, a green Plymouth Breeze. Value of this theft is $4,000.

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Trinity Anglican Church

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Please email your non-profit event to laura@theweeklynews.ca before Monday at 10am (25 words or less). No web addresses or email addresses please. Limit of one listing per organization per day. Space permitting . No attachments please.

Community Bulletin Board Sept-Dec.   Locke’s & Morrison gyms on S. Edgeware.  $50. Jumpstart subsidies available. Locke’s Morrison Community Assn. (LMCA) 519-4886449. Dance, Karate, Soccer, Basketball, ages 4-15, Shopping Bus to Walden Galleria Mall and Target in Buffalo NY, Sat. August 18, Health Care $42pp includes return transportation only, must have valid passSusanne Gordon Dr. Danielle Marr port. For tickets/info Chiropractor Registered Massage Therapist Medical Acupuncturist please call 519-8522161. 22 Hincks St., St. Thomas

Port Stanley Public Library, 302 Bridge St., displays the work of Guild members Judy Ross and Aganeta Sawatzky in August. Call 519-782-4241 for times.

For every reason not to do something, there are two to go for it. VON needs Volunteers for Hospice Visiting. Training provided. Call Becky 519-637-6408.

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August 18th Plunkett Estate, 9282 Elviage Drive, London

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Father John Kolohon Officiating Liz Rae Minister of Music (BAS) Holy Eucharist

Come Worship with us 519-631-7000

Summer Services Joint with Centre Street Baptist Church, held at Centre Street Baptist Church Won’t you please join us! We’re celebrating 175 years! COME AND WORSHIP WITH US, EVERYONE WELCOME

St. Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

New Sarum Baptist Church

Come Celebrate in Joint Services with Central United Church. Service 10:30am

Pastor Phil Butler Hwy 74 & 3 519-765-1108

6008 Stonechurch Rd. 519-631-0304

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UNION UNITED CHURCH www.unionunitedchurch.ca We are A Welcoming Friendly Family of Faith

The Church with the Purple Steeple

Knox Presbyterian Church

Sunday School Provided

10:30 am - Coffee Break, 11:15 am – Worship Service

451 Wellington St., St. Thomas, ON N5R 5X8 519 631-7490

All welcome.

ship: Summer counsellors from Pearce Williams. Registration forms at the church, 519-631-757

Wednesday, August 22, Euchre Club. We meet every Wednesday 24pm at St. John's Church on Flora St. Freewill offering, includes all sorts of scrumptious treats. tion. Call 519-633- Join us! 2535 for more Thursday, August 23, Summer Luncheon at information. First United Church Va- St. Andrew's United cation Bible Camp, Au- Church, 60 West Ave. gust 20-24, children Noon, for more info or 5-12 years. Leader- tickets 519-631-4558.

St. Thomas Seniors Centre, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding Dinner, Friday, August 24, $10 Advance, $12 Day of. Doors open 4pm, Dinner 5pm, 225 Chestnut St. Limited Tickets. St. Thomas Horticultural Society Yard and Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, August 25, 8am at 35781 Fingal Line. Saturday, August 25, Summer BBQ, Hamburgers & hotdogs, 46pm followed by Karaoke 7-10pm. St. Thomas Legion, Br. 41. 24 John St. Everyone welcome.

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GTO & Pontiac 30th Anniversary Car Show Sunday, August 26 10 a.m Dan Patterson Conservation Area. Free admission. $2 Cribbage Tournament, parking goes to HospiContinued on next page Saturday, August 25, 12 noon sharp. Sign in by 11:30am. Cut-off date Aug. 23. Sign in at canteen. $5 per per- Walk-ins welcome! son. St. Thomas Legion, Br. 41. 24 John St. 12 and under All welcome.

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Tennessee on September hand-out. Members – Free, 19.  For tickets call Sharon Non-members $5. 519 773-2894.  irector Needed, Fox on the Stinger Classic 2km Fun Fairway, a comedy by Ken Run for children. Saturday, Ludwig. Performance Dates September 22, 9:30am, Oct 18, 19, 20, 21 & 25, 26, Pinafore Park. Participation 27, 28. Elgin Theatre Guild, ribbons and draw prizes. $2 40 Princess Avenue, 519633-8530. donation to Childcan.

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Wednesday, August 29, Euchre Club. We meet every Wednesday 2-4pm at St. John's Church on Flora St. Freewill offering, includes all sorts of scrumptious treats. Join us!

Parkinson Support Group, Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 265 Wellington St. Info 519-631-9313. Aylmer-Malahide Museum Stinger Classic 2km Fun & Archives presents. A Walk Run for children. Saturday, Down Talbot Street Aylmer’s September 15, 9:30am, main. Now until Sept 29. 14 Waterworks Park. Partici- East St. Aylmer, open Tues pation ribbons and draw – Fri 9-5, Sat 11-4. Call prizes. $2 donation to 519-773-9723 for details Childcan. Sunday, Oct 14, Harvest Faith Church is hosting  a Festival Beef Supper, DunLive Simulcast with Beth wich United Church, Dutton, Moore, September  15, 4:30-7pm. Adults $12, 10am-4:15pm, doors open Children (5-12) $6. Takeat 9:15am. Faith Church, outs available. early bird $30/ticket or after Memorable Mondays, Oct Aug 31 $35/ticket. 519- 15, 2-3pm, Aylmer633-0976. Malahide Museum. 14 East Aylmer Christian Commu- St. Aylmer, 519-773-9723. nity will host Christian song Topic: Beautiful Books and writers, Keith and Kristin Book Markers, includes proGetty and their band from gram, refreshments and

Port Stanley Public Library, 302 Bridge St., displays the work of Guild members Chantal Hutchingame and Carolyne McLeod  in September.  Call 519-782-4241 for times.

Rotary Youth Exchange, YARD SALE High school student 16-18 26 Rickwood Place Aug 18. 8-11am years in 2013-14? Inter- Bike rack, bike, pond liner, books, ested in living and studying chandelier, kids clothing, footwear in another country? Appliand LOTS more. cation deadline September 1. Information 519-6370045.

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R.C.M.P. Musical Ride, Thurs, Sept.6, Keystone Complex Grounds, Shedden. Gates open 5pm, Entertainment 6pm. $10/adv; $12 gate, children under 10 free. 519-764-2600 or 519769-2708. Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives, Thoughtful Thursdays, Sept 6, 10:3011:30am. Perc, 49 Talbot St., Aylmer. Program on back to school free to museum members, $3 for nonmembers. September 8, Elgin County Plowing Match.   9am.  Opposite 8773 Hacienda Road, east of Aylmer at corner of Talbot Ln. and Hacienda Rd.   519-773-8531, 519765-4410, 519-773-3804. FASD Awareness Day: Bells will ring 9 times  Sept 9 @ 9:09 AM at City Hall to remind pregnant women not to drink. More info: call Ethel 519-631-0552 Memorable Mondays, Sept 10, 2-3pm, AylmerMalahide Museum. 14 East St. Aylmer, 519-773-9723. Topic: Back to School, includes program, refreshments and hand-out. Members – Free, Non-

Eduard Klassen: Paraguayan Folk Harpist will be performing at Central United Church in St. Thomas on Oct.27, 7pm.   Tickets $24 in advance or $30 at the door.   519-764-2317.

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DEATH NOTICES DEBOER, GARY (TJEERT) of St. Thomas passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 in his 88th year. Funeral service August 16, 2012 at 1pm at First Christian Reformed Church, St. Thomas. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. DOXTATOR, BERNADETTE APRIL of St. Thomas passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in her 34th year. A funeral service was held August 9, 2012. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. ESSELTINE, CHARLES (Archie) of St. Thomas passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012 in his 91st year. A funeral service was held August 14, 2012. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. LYNN, JAMES ERROL (JIM) of St. Thomas passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 in his 72nd year. Mass of the Christian Burial August 16, 2012 at 11am at St. Anne’s Church. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. FOWLER, MARK D. of St. Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in his 45th year.  A funeral service was held on Saturday, August 11, 2012.  Sifton Funeral Home. GRANT, JAMES EDWARD of London, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in his 65th year. A funeral service was held August 10, 2012. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. JENSEN, ANNA (PAULINE) of Rodney passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the age of 81. A funeral service was held Wednesday August 15. Rodney Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors Ltd.

McFARLANE, ELLA MAY of Caressant Care, Bonnie Place, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in her 97th year. A private family service. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. MEIGS, IRIS ELLEN of Fingal passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012 in her 75th year. A private family service will be held. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. SCOTT, “PEG” DORA EVELYN, NEE MEADEN of London, passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 in her 93rd year. A graveside service was held August 10, 2012. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. WALKER, ELGIN STANLEY of St. Thomas passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the age of 84. A public memorial service was held August 15, 2012. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. WEESJES, BERTHA of Aylmer, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 in her 88th year. A funeral service was held August 13, 2012. H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home.

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Yard Waste Depot Yard waste can be deposited at the Municipality's White Station Operations Centre at 42343 Fruit Ridge Line (approximately 1 km west of Sunset Road). The depot is open year round at the following times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Thursdays from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Yard waste must be in kraft paper bags. No plastic bags permitted. There is no charge to dispose of yard waste at this Depot.

Notice of Intention to Designate Properties under the Ontario Heritage Act TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Municipality of Central Elgin intends to designate the following properties as properties of cultural heritage value or interest pursuant to section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.18: • The Martin House on property known municipally as 6188 Quaker Road and legally described as Part of Lot 4, Plan 48, East Side of King Street, Geographic Township of Yarmouth, Municipality of Central Elgin. All façades of the house excluding the rear addition are intended to be designated. • The building on property known municipally as 6137 Hiram Smith Lane and legally described as Part of Lot 5, Plan 7, Geographic Township of Yarmouth, Municipality of Central Elgin. All façades of the house and interior main sales room floor, ceiling, shelves and sales counters are intended to be designated. The full statements of cultural heritage value or interest is available in the Municipal Office at the Elgin County Administration Building, 450 Sunset Drive, 1st Floor, daily, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the municipal website, www.centralelgin.org, under “Public Notices”. Any person may, not later than Friday, September 7th, 2012, serve on the Clerk of the Municipality of Central Elgin a notice of objection setting out the reasons for the objection and all relevant facts. When a notice of objection has been served, the Council shall refer the matter to the Conservation Review Board for a hearing and report. DATED at the Municipality of Central Elgin this 8th day of August, 2012. Donald N. Leitch, Chief Administrative Officer & Clerk.

  

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