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Artist Genevieve Crabe shows some samples of Zentangle art she will be helping participants create at the Art Centre.
“It’s addictive” Zentangle workshop at Art Centre this Saturday You wouldn’t think that swirling a pen in repetitive motions could be so fascinating but Sherri Howard, education/event coordinator at the St. ThomasElgin Public Art Centre, says the art form called Zentangle was hard to stop once she started. “It has a meditative quality to it,” she said. “That’s the Zen part of Zentangle.” The tangle part is using pen and ink to create repetitive abstract patterns. Genevieve Crabe, a local artist and member of the St. Thomas
Artists’ Guild, is teaching a twopart workshop at the Art Centre this Saturday. “I demonstrate easy steps to create complicated patterns,” she said. “But it’s not doodling. It is a piece of art.” IF YOU GO… Zentangle Workshop When? Sat., June 18, 9am-12 Beginners, 1-4pm Advanced Where? St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, 301 Talbot St., St. Thomas Cost? Beginners $30, Advanced $25, Both $50 More info? 519-631-4040 or www.tangleharmony.com
Saturday, enjoy a Strawberry Father’s Day Social at the Canada Southern Railway Station. Across the way extravaganza at the Elgin County Railway Mu-
Dawn Miskelly, museum manager at the Elgin County Railway Museum, adjusts a train on the scale model of the old St. Thomas Roundhouse in the Model Room, one of the attractions on view during Railway Nostalgia Weekend June 18-19.
head to Pinecroft in Aylmer Jones, Kenny Rogers and St. Thomas is packed with seum see a new railway exhibit town, and some of the heritage trains for a toe tapping time by the Frankie Valli. events this weekend Jammin’ in the Cabin Gang in Sunday, the fun at the museum outside in the yard. Get your running shoes on. This Saturday and Sunday are packed with events in St. Thomas and area and most are happening within walking distance of each other.
A new event, Blues, Brews & BBQ, is spread out between the museum and the station and features music, craft beer and lots of great food. Or if you want to get out of
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St.Thomas Council Drainage issues with former CN Railway lands Properties that back onto former CN Railway lands which formerly drained into the corridor have been experiencing flooding issues due to blocked drains since TBR Developments has moved fill soil from the Fairview and First Avenue corridor to the Talbot Street and Centennial Avenue corridor. Mayor Heather Jackson-Chapman asked what options residents have. Director of environmental services, John Dewancker, said that they have the right to petition the city under either the Municipal Act – Section 391 or the Drainage Act in order for new drainage to be constructed. Access to the Barwick Street/Hill Street Residential Area A report suggesting a tenth option for the Barwick Street Bridge rehabilitation aroused debate among aldermen over
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the feasibility of repairing the bridge at all. Alderman Dave Warden said that he thinks CN, who is only proposing to pay $90,000 for the bridge while the city is putting in $200,000 and the developer $250,000, is intending to dump the bridge on the city after it gets its way regarding the design. He emphasized that the safety and liability of the bridge “is something we should be concerned about.” Fire Chief Rob Broadbent confirmed that although a small rescue van could cross the bridge, other fire trucks could not. Alderman Mark Cosens and Jeff Kohler joined Warden in denouncing the extra cost of holding another public meeting to review this option. “Why spend the money if we don’t do it,” Cosens said. A recorded vote resulted in a tie vote, so the motion to consider the tenth option was lost.
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While we go home to comfortable mattresses, thousands of impoverished children in thirdworld countries sleep out in the streets. A group of seven and eighth graders from John Wise Public School in St. Thomas de-
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Laura McEown and Cassey Murphy weave milk-bag mats for Haiti. (Photo by Ruth Brown)
the weekly meetings, the girls rotate from one station to another to give them each an opportunity to learn how to do every task. Today, the project has become so popular with the students that they increased their meetings from once to twice a week, giving up two hours each week to weave. “This gave us the last program we needed to become a Gold-certified eco-friendly school,” says Cassey. “Other schools should also start weav-
ing for Haiti because it allows them to strive for Gold-certification in eco-friendliness while helping others.” In the future, the girls would like to see their project expanded not only to other grades in their school but also to other schools. They would like to encourage people from St. Thomas to recycle their milk bags and bring them to the school. “We can’t do it without milk bags,” says Laura, “so everyone who recycles helps us keep our project going.” The community is welcome to a special open house June 20 where you can see the girls in action weaving their mats. IF YOU GO… Weavers for Haiti Club Open House When? Mon., June 20, 10:2511:15am Where? John Wise Public School Library, 100 Parkside Drive, St. Thomas More info? 519-633-1611
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Celebrate. Remember. Fight back. I didn’t officially take part in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life this year, but I experienced it as an observer for the first few hours and was caught up in the enthusiasm of the participants. Hundreds of people gathered around the track at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in St. Thomas and, even though rain was threatening (and fortunately held off), everyone’s spirits were high. A piper led off the first lap with a crowd of yellow t-shirted cancer survivors behind him, leading them around the track and onto the field where they each released blue, orange and yellow balloons into the sky, the number based on the years they have been free of the disease. Sally O’Brien of St. Thomas told me afterward that she always finds this part of the event inspiring because her husband Jerry has been cancer
The loss of a razor-sharp mind Al Riddell, a contender for mayor in the last election, would have been good at the top City job. It was an uphill struggle even for a man of his talents, since he did not have previous experience as an elected official. And there was another factor. He was thin during the campaign and he didn’t have his usual energy. When cancer took him last week, many of us lost a friend we admired and a man who had few peers when it came to a relentless vision for what St. Thomas and area could become. At United Way, he (and, later, Joe Preston) built a million dollar annual campaign, when industrial workplaces were still going strong. During his career, he was also volunteer chair of the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation and Big Brothers / Big Sisters. As the first Canadian president of Canadian Timken Limited, and as chair of its Maple Leaf Foundation, he helped fund a long
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editorialpage free for five years. A total of 46 teams took part this year and some came up with some very creative names – A Wing and a Prayer, The Leprechauns, Sista’s for the Cure, The Unsinkable Molly Maxey – and even wackier costumes – the STEGH Island team with their hula skirts and the Holiday Sensations with each member dressed as a holiday character. I joined the walkers for two laps in honour of my sister-in-law who underwent cancer treatment this past spring, but who looks to be one of the lucky ones who is coming out okay. But at the finish line was a board of photos and writing – a Memory Wall – where people who didn’t make it were remembered. Reading the tributes and memories, I had to wipe away the tears. But then I heard singing from one of the tents where a team was rallying together. And I realized the whole point of this event, besides remembering, was also to celebrate and fight back. If you didn’t make the St. Thomas event, there’s another chance to join in June 24 at the Relay for Life in Aylmer at East Elgin Secondary School from 7pm to 7am. list of community projects, including the Timken Centre. Al had a razor-sharp mind and an ability to cut to the heart of the matter. As he was analyzing, he would often sound deadly serious, and then he would break into his trademark grin. The clouds would pass, and he would move on. Two little gems from Al and his corporate experience have stuck with me. “Don’t confuse activity with results.” And, “What is your core competency?” When I saw the balloons released at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life last week, I reflected on all the people who are cancer survivors, but also those that cancer takes. It’s a cruel disease. The members of his family, his friends in the community, and his beloved dog, Zoe, all miss Al. A quick postscript on last week’s column. Dave Mathers wrote to remind me that Hap Day did not “found” Elgin Handles but rather purchased the business from G. P. Smith of 145 Wellington St. Thank you, Dave. My core competency is not in the details!
Around we go Olivia Healey of St. Thomas and Chantelle Posthumus of Aylmer, part of the team from the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, take their turn walking the track during the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life June 10 at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in St. Thomas.
Urban critters Somewhere in Toronto is a very surprised and sad gardener who is facing criminal charges. He found a family of raccoons using his garden as a salad bar. He grabbed a shovel and started beating them, eliciting a huge volume of squeals throughout the neighborhood. When the police arrived, he was charged. It is illegal to kill or injure animals within Toronto city limits. If you want to have a garden, attention must be paid to rodents of all sizes. There is no good way to kill these intruders and you don’t always get the Ministry of Natural Resources to come out with humane traps. There are thousands of raccoons in Toronto and they all want to eat. It is much easier for them to live in the city and the food options are manifold. Can you imagine
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by Ric Wellwood the raccoons dining on the garbage of an Indian or Chinese restaurant? The flavours must be hard to resist. Any naturalist will tell you that it is all about habitat. Entire species are dying out because their homes are being removed by developers. Curiously, the raccoons have adapted and now the cityscape is their habitat. I heard a report somewhere that they fear predators and that if you sprinkle a lot of coyote urine around the garden, they will keep away. The difficulty is harvesting enough coyote pee to sprinkle around. I just can’t see too many coyotes ready to pee in a bottle for the sake of somebody’s garden. It can happen here in Southwestern Ontario and within our city and town limits. I have raccoons around the neighborhood, and even deer, but our major problem is rabbits. I guess we have to realize that we share the planet with a large number of non-human species, many of whom are nicer and more benign than people.
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Just a brief note to share my confusion at Ric Wellwood's characterization of Netflix as a 'rogue company' (guest editorial ‘Goodbye A, Hello Two’ June 8, 2011). Netflix is a major corporation, legally registered in the United States and, to the best of my knowledge, fully compliant with all laws and regulations related to its business. Netflix delivers a selection of movies and TV
shows for just $8 per month, far less than any cable TV subscription. Their selection is 100% legally obtained. I'm not sure how that fits any definition of 'rogue.' Perhaps Mr. Wellwood meant 'innovative' or even 'disruptive' - or perhaps 'popular.' By some estimates, Netflix now accounts for as much as 1/3 of all Internet traffic on weekday evenings so they certainly seem to offer
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a very popular service. The major production studios find it disruptive because Netflix challenges their control over how we can view movies with its full offering available at a fraction of any cable or satellite TV subscription. In addition to Hollywood movies, Netflix has become another channel for smaller and lesser-known films – and their lower paid actors and crews – to find an audience. Their selection, features and commitment to customer service has seen off competitors including Block-
buster and even Wal-Mart. Whenever a new technology comes along, some people embrace it, others fear the demise of whatever it's replacing; but fear is never a good place to make judgments from. While Netflix might abuse its leadership position in the future, so far the company has been very good at being the opposite of ‘rogue’ in legally offering a popular service at a very reasonable price. Peter Atkinson St. Thomas
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Landowner and developer Don Cromarty, who donated the land for the park, speaks during the grand opening ceremonies at the Belmont Community Park June 5 at the main entrance to the park. (Photo by Dot Sale)
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Something To Think About... A new team is coming to town In less than 17 minutes the new Winnipeg NHL team sold out its season tickets. The cost was $15,000, and there were 13,000 available. Now there is a waiting list of 8,000. TSN reports: "The company had hoped to sell 13,000 season seats ahead of the NHL's vote on the approval of the sale later this month. The ticket packages available were for three, four and five seasons." This means that every minute, $11,460,000 was spent on hockey tickets. Wow! That's passion! Now compare this to the Haiti earthquake that occurred on 12 January 2010. As of 12 February, 2010, 154.4 million dollars were raised from 14 Canadian charities. If you divide the 154.4 million into our 34 million population, $4.50 was given per person. Okay, okay, so not
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If you pass by the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, you’ll notice a new look to its signage. The hospital recently launched new logos for itself and its foundation June 7. “This new image for the hospital, also called our brand, has its roots in our hospital’s vision to deliver an excellent patient care experience,” explains Paul Collins, STEGH president and CEO. “Our new image is built on our shared values, and the values expressed by our patients and our community. It is about
caring, compassion, community and excellence.” The new logo of blue and green is created in a heart shape consisting of two stylized figures that represents the close relationship of caregiver and patient. Along with the logos, a Declaration of Patient Values was also unveiled at the launch event. It was developed in consultation with the community and reflects what the community has
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How do you judge the best tasting rhubarb pie? That was the challenge faced by Stan Lidster, who has been doing the volunteer job for over ten years at the annual Rosy Rhubarb Days in Shedden. â€œAppearance, texture and taste are the three categories,â€? according to Stan. Taste is an important feature. â€œEspecially with the pies, it ranks higher if it tastes like rhubarb. Some fillers take the taste away,â€? he said. This includes tarts and other desserts entered. â€œThis was the biggest year for entries ever,â€? said Jean Palmer, a community member who recorded his rankings in the baking contest. The reason was the new category added for the kids. The first place winner in the childrenâ€™s
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Local women make clothing for homeless orphans by Heidi Goud
Inspired by her husband’s missions trip to Sierra Leone in January, Haidi Kerr from St. Thomas recently began a project with her friends Deb Dees, Elaine Forsythe, and Adrienne Carr to sew dresses for orphans in Sierra Leone, a third world country that has lost an entire generation of people to Civil War. “Orphans are cared for by aging grandparents or tossed into the streets to fend for themselves,” said Haidi. Haidi wanted to see how she could help and called up ‘Let Them Lol,’ an organization that builds orphanages for homeless Sierra Leone orphans. Informed that the children needed clothing, she called up her friends with an idea in mind. They would sew dresses for the or-
phans. “When we started our project, we had no idea how receptive people would be to it,” Haidi said, referring to workers from both Carrie’s Quilting & Knitting in Aylmer and Hyggeligt Fabrics in London who donated bolts of cloth to the project. Haidi’s mission is to tie people here to people there. “It is important for us to see something beyond ourselves,” she said. “When St. Thomasers can catch a glimpse of how people in the third world live, it helps them forget their own struggles.” Today, Haidi and her three
Deb Dees (left), Elaine Forsythe, Adrienne Carr, and Haidi Kerr show off some of the dresses they’ve made to help Sierra Leone orphans. (Photo by Heidi Goud)
friends have completed seventeen dresses with thirteen more in progress. But they could use help to sew dresses, cut patterns or iron seams. Haidi welcomes anyone who would like to join her cause to provide clothing for Sierra Leone orphans.
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Something for everyone New Talbotville Farmer’s Market opens at Livestock Exchange by Mickey Reid
Karen MacKinnon’s dream was to build a large and diverse market, one which would incorporate both charity and community small business solutions. It finally came true May 28 with the grand opening of the new Talbotville Farmer’s Market and Flea Market. The market is located at the Talbotville Livestock Exchange, recently purchased by the Ferraro Family with Matt Ferraro as manager. Last January Karen approached Matt with the idea of creating something that would support the community more than a small fruit and vegetable market. She had owned a retail sales and marketing agency for 12 years, and her experience in trade show marketing told her the venue at the Livestock Exchange was perfect for the idea. He agreed and Karen became manager of the new Farmer’s
Karen McKinnon, manager of the new Talbotville Farmer’s Market and Flea Market, with Teddy the pony. (Photo by Mickey Reid)
Market. She believes St. Thomas and area, which has been hard hit by the recession, is the ideal place to create a family-centered experience that promotes a “friends and neighbours” aspect of the community in a fun atmosphere. She feels it will help tremendously with the growth and prosperity of a region trying to turn itself around. “We are different in that no other flea market offers space to charities at no cost,” Karen said. “I wanted a destination for the entire family. It would offer a
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Bill Todd, Fire Prevention Officer for the St. Thomas Fire Department, demonstrates the right way to light burners with the barbeque lid open. (Photo by Amelia Bainbridge)
St. Thomas Fire Dept. offers safety tips by Amelia Bainbridge
The warm weather is here, and that means getting out of the hot kitchen and firing up the barbecue. While grilling is a great way to prepare summer meals, it’s important to remember that barbecues use flammable fuels, either natural gas or propane, to provide a cooking flame. These fuels can cause accidental fires or injuries under certain conditions. Bill Todd, Chief Fire Prevention Officer at the St. Thomas Fire Department, has several tips for operating your barbecue safely this season. “Before using your barbecue, it’s important to make sure your connections are tight, not weathered or worn,” he says. Bill recommends spraying your barbecue’s hoses with soapy water and inspecting for any spots that bubble, which means a leak is present. A leak is especially problematic in a propane barbecue: “Propane is heavier than air and will sink to the lowest point around your barbecue. This could be the window-well of your house, and even a small spark from a
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Notice to Residents and Property Owners regarding Noxious Weeds The main purpose of the Weed Control Act, RSO 1990, is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agriculture and horticulture. Primarily this Act applies to agricultural and horticultural lands that generate income or other benefits to agriculture; this excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure. Under the Weed Control Act RSO 1990, c. W.5, sections 3, 16 and 23, you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property. In Urban Areas, sections 3, 13, 16 and 18 do not apply to noxious weeds or weed seeds that are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes, as they do not interfere with that use. All properties within the Municipality of Central Elgin are hereby requested to be in compliance with the Weed Control Act by the 18th day of June, 2011 and throughout the growing season. Donald N. Leitch, Chief Administrative Officer & Clerk Jeff Lawrence, Weed Inspector, 519-631-1270 VOLUNTEER SERVICE, ACHIEVEMENT OR DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD NOMINATIONS
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Applications to Serve on Committee Invited Council has established the Port Stanley Harbour Vision Committee to provide input to Council on potential redevelopment concepts and plans for the lands acquired by the Municipality of Central Elgin from Transport Canada in 2010. Council seeks to transform the Port Stanley Harbour into a small craft harbour that supports the existing commercial fishing industry and recreational boaters. Council believes the waterfront can be a catalyst for regional economic development. The Port Stanley Harbour Vision Committee is to provide input to Council in achieving this vision. A copy of the complete Committee terms of reference is available at www.centralelgin.org . The membership of the Port Stanley Harbour Vision Committee is to reflect the diversity of the Municipality of Central Elgin and the surrounding region in terms of business expertise and community involvement. The Committee is to include two Central Elgin property owners or residents from outside the community of Port Stanley. Persons wishing to be considered by Council for service on the Committee should submit a letter of interest to Donald N. Leitch, Chief Administrative Officer, email@example.com, prior to June 21, 2011.
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An Irish comedy, ‘Drama at Inish’ is the first selection directed this season by Shaw Festival artistic director, Jackie Maxwell. Her own experience with Ireland and its lore gave her comfort in choosing this rare play for a production at the Court House Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Picture if you can, a hotel owner who also owns the theatre in the town of Inish. He has decided to elevate the culture of the community by changing his playbill from comic fare at the theatre to a full dose of the classics. Ric Reid is an anchor for this production that features an assortment of oddballs and misfits. That in itself should be the formula for an evening of fun,
Corrine Koslo as Constance Constantia and Thom Marriott as Hector de la Mare in ‘Drama at Inish’ at the Shaw Festival. (Photo by David Cooper)
but playwright Lennox Robinson has left much of the definition of character to the performers and the director. As a result, the husband and wife team of visiting actors, played with unleashed egos by Thom Marriott and Corrine Koslo, seem to go over the top, making the rest of the townsfolk look a little dense for accepting their posturing. There are hidden gems in the show, including a good performance from Mary Haney as a spinster who declares herself jilted. It seemed too real against the attendant goofiness of the remainder of the players.
Both she and Donna Belleville as the long-suffering wife of the innkeeper deliver the stuff of substance that is still possible while performing in comedy. ‘Drama at Inish’ is a rare offering and we may not see its like again, so if you are looking for the unique, it’s worth a try. IF YOU GO… Drama at Inish When? Runs until Oct. 1 Where? Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake Cost? Various prices More info? www.shawfest.com
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cluding modern day aircraft like the F-16 Fighting Falcons, A10 Warthogs, KC-135 Stratotankers and F-18 Hornets, as well as many other fighter jets known for their exceptional speed and maneuverability. In addition, there will be rare vintage models such as the last flying SB2C Helldiver, a dive
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bomber used during World War II. In addition to the amazing spectacle in the skies, the air show itself also offers the surrounding communities an even greater purpose on the ground. As a registered non-profit organization, the Great Lakes International Air Show is
dedicated to raising funds for local organizations and charities. Beneficiaries in 2011 include the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the Military Family Resource Centre (London), the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, St. John Ambulance and the Air Cadets. Tickets can be purchased at participating Libro Financial locations, online and are also available at the gate during the event. While there is no public parking at the airport site, parking in convenient offsite lots is only $5 per vehicle. Free shuttle buses for the five minute ride to the airport run all day. IF YOU GO… Great Lakes International Air Show When? June 24, 4-8:30pm; June 25-26, 8am-5:30pm, air show 1-4:30pm Where? St. Thomas Municipal Airport, Hwy 3 Cost? Various prices More info? www.greatlakesinternationalairshow.ca
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Ruby Josephine Elizabeth Gray was born June 1 at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. She is a sister to Lylia. Proud parents are Tyler Gray and Angie Carroll of St. Thomas.
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DEATH NOTICES GOWANLOCK, MARGARET HELEN of St. Thomas, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011 in her 73rd year. A funeral service was held June 10, 2011. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. GRIFFITHS, JUDITH MICHAL of St. Thomas, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2011 in her 69th year. A memorial service was held June 11, 2011. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. MARTIN, ELIZABETH of Aylmer, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 in her 64th year. A funeral service was held June 13, 2011. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. MCGREGOR, DUNCAN KEITH of West Lorne, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 in his 72nd year. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 11am at the funeral home. West Lorne Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors Ltd. PUTNAM, JACK A. of St. Thomas, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in his 97th year. Sifton Funeral Home.
REIMER, GERTRUDE of Aylmer, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 in her 90th year. A funeral service was held June 13, 2011. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home. RIDDELL, ALBERT of St. Thomas, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011 in his 60th year. A funeral service was held June 13, 2011. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. VAN LIERE, KEES JOHN of Aylmer, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in his 79th year. A funeral service was held June 11 2011. H.A. Kebbel Funeral Home
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The Perk - not just another coffee shop Thirteen years ago Tim and May began their venture in the coffee business at Elgin Mall based on four guiding principles. 1. They focus on selling coffee beans, seeking to acquire the best qualities from around the world. 2. Five kinds of coffee are brewed every day: 2 regular coffees; 2 flavoured coffees; and one decaf. Espresso based beverages, teas, smoothies, and sugar-free drinks are also available. 3. To enhance your coffee experience, they also sell gourmet pastries and muffins. 4. Accessories such as grinders, coffee makers, travel mugs and gift baskets complete the package. The Perk has their own blend called Privateer, a mix of beans from three different continents. They carry 36 international coffees in the store, 20 of which are fair trade and 11 organic.
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