Edna Webb was quite young when she gave birth to Jennie, her first child, at home on Little Franklin Lake near Perth Road on December 6, 1918. WWI had just ended, and horse power still ruled on the roads.

The Webb’s - George, Edna and baby Jennie, soon moved to Ida Hill, at the Washburn Road in the southeastern corner of Storrington Township, in what would become South Frontenac 80 years later.

At the age of 82 Jennie was one of the recipients of the second annual South Frontenac Volunteers of the Year Awards in June of 2000. The award recognised her decades long commitment to the Women’s Institute, 4H club, the United Church and numerous other community efforts. The other winners that year included Mel Fleming from Bedford, Percy Snider from Loughborough and John McDougall, Portland.

A lot happened to Jennie Webb between 1918 and 2000, and a lot more has happened since.

As she reflected last week on the occasion of her 100th Birthday at Fairmount Home, with her eldest daughters Nadine and Linda at her side, a picture of a life of family, hard work, faith, and a love of the rural, farming life, emerged.

Jennie Webb grew up at Ida Hill, where she attended elementary school at the Ida Hill School. She was not an only child for long, as 6 younger brothers arrived in succession. Her father George worked for the telephone company as the service was being built out in the region, and was an active beekeeper. After leaving Bell, he had as many as 250 hives on his own property and the properties of many neighbours around the countryside. Jennie’s mother Edna was a midwife.

When Jenny was 15, a family from Desert Lake, near Verona, bought the farm across the road from the Webbs. John Abraham was the eldest son of that family. He was about 22. With his sister, he walked the family’s stock of cattle over from Desert Lake to Ida Hill in one long day.

There must have been a first glance, a first time when 22-year old John Cousineau and 15 year, Jennie Webb saw each other soon after the Cousineau family arrived at Ida Hill. That first impression is still alive in Jennie. It comes out when she looks at some of the family photos she keeps by her side, a sign of her enduring love for her John Abraham.

Two years after meeting, Jennie and John were married. When John passed ten years ago, at the age of 97, they had been married for 72 years.

Jennie and John purchased their own farm on the Battersea Road, and moved there in 1942. They have four daughters, Nadine, Linda, Shirley and Marilyn. They ran a Holstein Dairy Farm, and raised chickens for meat and eggs on the farm.

It took John ten years to build a new brick house for the family on the property, since he was running the farm while building the house, and they moved into the new house in the 1950’s.

In those days, there were four hotels in nearby Battersea. At the Cousineau farm, they would raise 500 chicks at a time. Calls would in from one of the hotels for 3 or 4 dozen broilers for the next day, and Jennie and John were pretty experienced and efficient at preparing chickens. It took them 7 minutes to kill, dry pluck and prepare a chicken for delivery. They would bring up the chickens in the morning, for serving that evening in the dining room. Local food was a way of life back then.

Jennie lived in the house until January of last year, when a month after her 99th birthday, mobility issues, hearing and vision loss had progressed to the point where it became necessary to move to Fairmount Home. The farm is still operating, as a cow-calf operation now, in the hands of one of Jennie’s grandsons, one of many family members who continue to live nearby, and her house has been sold, to her great grandson.

Jennie’s daughter Linda lives across the road, Nadine is in Inverary, and Shirley lives nearby as well. Marilyn lives in Guelph, but has a summer cottage in Verona. Jennie has 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren, with another one on the way. Just as they visited at the farmhouse often, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren drop by Fairmount Home on a regular basis.

The changes that have taken place in the world during Jennie’s lifetime are unprecedented in human history. She has bridged the era of horse and carriage and driverless cars.

It is a tribute to her lifetime of hard work and devotion to community and family that the rural values she grew up with are still alive in her, and in her family as well.

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There were nine pages of awards given out Saturday night in the Storrington Lions Hall as the Frontenac 4H Association held its annual awards night.

The place was packed.

After the 4H pledge, led by the Cloverbuds, president Joan Dickson welcomed everyone and there were event reports on the Regional Judging, Heifer and Horse Competitions as well as Careermania and the Regional Go for the Gold.

Then senior 4H member Hilary Voith took over as emcee, a daunting job given the number of awards (nine pages) she had to announce.

In many ways, Voith embodies what 4H is all about. At 20 years old, she’s in her ninth year of 4H and continues to be active despite being in her third year of a Bsc Nursing degree.

“It’s reading week,” she said. “But this is a nice way to cap off a year and celebrate.

“Did you know that the pork tonight was raised by the 4H community.”

While winter activities for Voith are pretty much committed to nursing studies, she still remains active in the summer.

“I get my 48th Seal tonight,” she said. “I’ve been in swine club many years and this year I finally won Grand Champion Gilt (young female pig).

“And, we went to the regional judging competition this year and I placed 1st in senior judging.”

Voith said she has many fond memories of 4H and expects most other members would say the same.

“Fair Days . . .,” she said. “A lot of things really but Fair Days make me happy.

“Everyone’s hugging and there’s the sights, the smells, the judging.”

One 4H alumnus who seemed to be enjoying the evening was none other than South Frontenac Mayor Ron Vandewal.

“4H was everything when I was a kid,” Vandewal said. “It’s all you had and I was engaged in it.

“Bruce Cumpson even had a wedding shower for me at 4H.

“4H was a great experience for me.”

The Frontenac 4H Association Rally/Sign Up night is scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Glenburnie United Church.

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It was a considerable attendance last Thursday night at the Storrington Centre as the Battersea Loughborough Lake Association hosted a meet the candidates event for residents to ask questions of the three Mayoralty candidates (incumbent Ron Vandewal, Coun. Mark Schjerning and Phil Archambault), three of the four candidates for Loughborough Councilor (incumbent Ross Sutherland, Fran Willis and Randy Ruttan; candidate Farrah Soaft did not attend) in the October South Frontenac election.

Storrington Coun. Ron Sleeth and Norm Roberts were acclaimed but were at the table anyway.

The format was a little different from may such forums as the lake association provided candidates with three questions beforehand and asked them to answer two of them.

The first question was on the importance of clean water and if the candidate would support a mandatory septic inspection program.

Vandewal said he did not support mandatory septic inspection at this time, preferring an education program. Archambault did support it and advocated a “guaranteed loan program” to help homeowners affected.

Ruttan said he could not support such a program. “I believe that’s not our mandate, it’s the Health Unit’s.” he said.

Sutherland said they could work towards it but advocated starting with pumping tanks and making capital available to homeowners for system replacement.

The second question was about the feedback lake associations could give regarding lakeside developments and not surprisingly, the candidates who chose to answer the question (Sutherland, Ruttan, Willis and Schjerning) were all in favour of association feedback.

The third question referred to things lakeside property owners could do on their properties (ie docks, vegetation control) and specifically asked if the South Frontenac rules and regulation were vague and poorly communicated.

“Surprises should never happen,” said Schjerning.

“Each case is site specific but docks are either provincial or federal,” said Willis.

“We need some common sense and emails need to be answered,” said Archambault.

“The rules can feel complex but it’s usually a once-in-a-lifetime thing for most people,” said Vandewal. “But can it be better? Of course. We’ve got a new person in place moving forward.”

The forum was then opened up to questions from the floor which ranged from communication issues, to funding for arts programs to potential farm runoff.

When the talk turned towards cows in the water, most candidates agreed that while that had been a concern years ago, most farmers had used government programs to fence off their properties at the waterline, or in many cases, simply gotten out of the business.

“There have been rules in place for many years,” said Vandewal. “And like most residents, most farmers do the right thing.

“When I was young, there were plenty of farms with cows around Loughborough Lake but now I think there are none.”

Sleeth said he thought the question might pertain to a particular incident that he knew of and said “much of the funding that was available has disappeared (and) I’m trying to find something to help in once case.”

Perhaps the most poignant moment of the evening came when someone asked the candidates what they brought to the table. While most used the question as an opportunity to reiterate their strong suits, Vandewal started talking about his father (who was Reeve at one time) and with his voice shaking somewhat said: “This municipality has meant the world to me.”

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Two men in South Frontenac are standing up and fighting for change.

Ron Sleeth and Norm Roberts, two Storrington District Councillors who were recently acclaimed to a second term with South Frontenac Township Council, are ready to push hard for improvements and upgrades in their community. 

“We like to think people are happy and satisfied with the representation we gave them,” says Sleeth, 74, a lifelong resident of Battersea. “We’d like to thank the residents of Storrington District for their confidence in us these past four years and for the next four years. We intend to work hard.”

Speaking in late August 2018, Sleeth and Roberts say they have enjoyed working with the mayor and the rest of council over the past four years. They are now ready to share their vision for their next four-year term on township council.

“To me, a community is only as good as the people who live there,” says Roberts who has lived in Inverary for the past 22 years.

Married with children and grandchildren, Roberts, 68, has been a member of the township’s recreation committee for 21 years. He is passionate about programs & services and hopes to use the next council term to complete washroom facilities at Gilmore Point Beach and finish renovating the Storrington Community Centre.

“I’ve been a big advocate of sports in Storrington,” says Roberts kindly. “I was one of the founders of the Storrington soccer program. I get things done behind the scenes. I push recreation, Ron pushes roads.”

“Norm and I work well together because we don’t overlap. We’re basically working on the same page,” says Sleeth who is passionate about municipal infrastructure such as roads and buildings.

According to Sleeth, Storrington District is scheduled for upgrades to Round Lake Road, Sunbury Road, Carry Place Road and Sunbury Village rehabilitation.

“We actually have quite a bit of money scheduled for over here,” he confirms. “Soon, there will be more development in Storrington than anywhere else in South Frontenac Township.”

Sleeth is quick to share his vision for the future, including decentralizing operations in Sydenham.

“Storrington has everything to offer and any future construction should be located here,” he says firmly. “It is the largest tax base in South Frontenac.”

Sleeth says the Inverary area is the ideal location for a potential new headquarters for the Township of South Frontenac, County of Frontenac and Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority.

“You have everything you need in Inverary,” he attests. “Decentralization of any new major development is important because it needs to be spread around. You have to spread the wealth around.”

Sleeth shares his plan for the district in detail.

“Public Works does a tremendous job looking after the roads and parks. You name it and it falls under Public Works,” he explains. “But we don’t have any public works equipment over here, it has to come from Sydenham every day. I’d like to see a new fire hall built north of Sunbury. I’d like to repurpose the fire hall in Sunbury and revert it back to a public works garage.”

Clearly passionate about making Storrington District closer and stronger, Sleeth explains his motives for standing up and fighting for his community.

“I’m passionate about the future of South Frontenac from being involved in politics so long,” he says with a smile.

“I’m a lifelong resident here. It’s such a unique place in the province that has everything from agriculture to small businesses and tourism. When you think about it, we’re only a 10-minute drive from Kingston. How can you live in a better area? Our volunteer organizations make Storrington a great place to live and play. People want to live out here. It’s our job to look at the bigger picture and evaluate where we are going to be in five to 10 years.

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One of the busiest buildings in South Frontenac is getting a facelift.

A contract to renovate the Storrington Centre, located in Sunbury next to the fire hall and library, was awarded to Anglin Group Construction.

“The current building doesn’t really meet the current building code for wheelchair accessibility,” explains Ron Sleeth, Storrrington District Councillor with South Frontenac Township. “Work to improve the hall will start as soon as the weather permits.”

Speaking from his historic farmhouse in Battersea, Sleeth says the hall will receive $204,000 worth of upgrades including a new septic system, wheelchair accessible doors and washroom, an upgraded kitchen and a folding door in the main hall.

The work will be done by the same company that was awarded the contract to build a new fire hall in Perth Road Village.

“The contractor intends to keep the facility open for events such as the Friday night jam sessions which are very popular,” says Sleeth, a dairy farmer and retired manager at DuPont Canada.

The renovations are welcomed in Storrington which just started to receive major infrastructure upgrades after years of inactivity.

“We’re pleased this project has come-in at budget and that a significant amount of work will be undertaken this year and over the next two to three years,” says Sleeth who credits this good news to the hard work of recreation committee volunteers

“The Storrington Recreation Committee lobbied hard for these improvements to the Storrington Centre because it is one of the busiest community halls in South Frontenac Township,” he said. “And Councillor Norm Roberts has been a great partner, working hard on behalf of Storrington District. He sits on the Recreation Committee and has been instrumental in pushing for these much-needed renovations and upgrades.”

Sleeth sees the project as good news for the area which is experiencing rapid development and growth. Located on the eastern edge of the township, Storrington is the largest tax base of the four districts in South Frontenac.

In 2017, the parking lot in front of the Storrington Centre was expanded and a sand dome was constructed. The dome cost $900,000 to build. In 2019, the parking lot around the hall will be paved.

Over the next two years, several roads in the district will be upgraded including sections of Sunbury Road, Round Lake Road and Carrying Place Road. Also, Gilmour Beach in Battersea will be redeveloped along with increased parking at the Ship Yards Boat Launch.

“These projects are good news for our area because major upgrades and renovations haven’t take place in years,” says Sleeth, Chair of the Public Services Committee which oversees municipal roads and buildings. “Thankfully, Storrington District has been well supported by the Public Works Department which serves our community 24-7.”

Located short drive from Kingston, Storrington District is experiencing commercial and residential growth such as two mini-malls and subdivision in Inverary.

“I think we have a vibrant community here,” says Sleeth. “It’s nice to see the municipality growing.”

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A service club in Frontenac County is asking for the gift of hope this Christmas.

“Storrington Lions Club has been working hard to revitalize its community hall in Sunbury,” says John Beskers, President of Storrington Lions Club. “Working with very little money, we have accomplished a great deal and have now started the second phase of repairs to the hall. We are asking residents to share the gift of hope this holiday season by making a donation to the Lions Club to save the Storrington Lions Hall.”

Operated by a small group of volunteers, the hall is a central meeting place for dozens of community groups. It is a polling station, blood donor clinic and gathering place for residents to celebrate engagements, marriages and birthdays.

“We’re here as a service,” Beskers explains softly about the club and the hall. “We help people by providing an affordable and convenient space to learn, connect and celebrate life.”

Located in the heart of Frontenac County, the hall is a major part of the community. Volunteers have been working to revitalize it for more than a year despite a major setback in August when a $5,000 air conditioning unit was vandalized for a couple hundred dollars’ worth of copper coil.

“The sides were left in place. The robbers basically just cut everything and took the coil,” confirms Beskers who discovered the broken equipment while hosting a youth dance. “It was a major setback for the club, but we persevered.”

According to Beskers, volunteers have spent the last year upgrading the bathrooms, infrastructure and exterior.

The club estimates it could use another $50,000 to complete all of the renovations and upgrades needed for its sustainability.

“We have also been busy with our paint brushes inside the hall and have now moved into phase two which is an urgent upgrade of our bar area and kitchen,” he explains. “Most people have enough socks and ties. Please give the gift of hope this holiday season by donating to Storrington Lions Hall. What better way to achieve peace, love and joy than investing in our community.”

To help Storrington Lions Club save its community hall, donations are gratefully accepted through the mail at 2992 Princess Road; Inverary ON K0H 1X0 or on the club’s electronic fundraising page Go Fund Me at https://www.gofundme.com/dzyxmr7y

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Local hockey families will be celebrating their rural roots this January in true country style.

“Our annual dance this year is a Redneck Hoedown,” confirms Lisa Greenwood, a lead organizer of the Storrington Stingers Hockey Association’s annual fundraising dance to be held at Storrington Lions Hall on Jan. 20.
One of the most popular events of the year in Frontenac County, the dance is an important fundraiser for the hockey club which has been running for approximately 60 years.
“We sell-out every year,” says Greenwood with a smile. “People get excited just to know our theme.”

A resident of Battersea and volunteer with the association for the past 10 years, the married mother of one contributes the event’s success to the tightknit community in Storrington.
“Residents take care of each other,” says Greenwood proudly. “Many of the children develop lifelong bonds when they start hockey together at five or six years old and continue to play until they are 18. Along the way, parents become friends. The entire process makes the community closer, stronger and better. Our hockey club is just an extension of an incredible district in Frontenac County.”

According to Greenwood, a small army of volunteers works hard to make the event bigger and better every year.
“It’s a lot of hard work,” she admits with a laugh. “We set our expectations high and work to outdo ourselves every year.”

Reflecting back to last year’s dance and its winter wonderland theme, Greenwood notes, “I had my most fun last year.. We had a lot of positive feedback after that event which made it worth the time and effort. We’re hoping for similar results this year.”
Although most of the food, prizes and raffle items are donated to the dance, expenses such as music and decorations are covered by revenue from the sale of poinsettias; a fundraiser by the club held in late November/early December.

“This time of year is pretty crazy,” admits Greenwood from a busy manufacturing plant in Kingston where she has worked for the past 22 years.
“We’re accepting poinsettia orders until Nov. 25 and the plants will be delivered on Dec. 6.”
According to Greenwood, profits from the dance are directed back to the players.

“What’s raised at the dance goes to the players’ end-of-year party,” she says. “Approximately 115 players and volunteers receive a memento of their hockey year.”
The club will also use the money to replace jerseys and purchase socks.

“We’re always getting new jerseys,” she says thoughtfully. “Thankfully, sponsors also help out because jerseys cost a lot.”
Grateful for the support of the community, Greenwood is looking forward to another successful fundraiser in support of the local hockey club.

“I enjoy doing this,” she replies when asked to describe her involvement. “I love being hands-on. I love to see the kids and parents enjoying their hockey season.”
To order a poinsettia or reserve tickets to the Storrington Stingers hockey dance on Jan. 20, please call Lisa Greenwood at 613-353-7561 or text 613-770-1017.

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Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:14

Service club disheartened by setback

The community of Stirrngton is reeling from a string of thefts targeting volunteer groups and children.

“This is a problem in our area,” says John Beskers, Acting President of the Storrington Lions Club which had its community hall vandalized the middle of August.

Run by volunteers, the Storrington Lions Club launched a campaign earlier this year to revitalize its aging hall. A popular and affordable meeting place for youth and families, the hall experienced a major setback recently when the air conditioning (AC) unit was vandalized.

“The sides were left in place. The robbers basically just cut everything and took the coil,” says Beskers who discovered the broken equipment while hosting a youth dance at the hall on Aug. 19.

The club estimates it will cost $5,000 to replace the unit; money the club can ill afford.

“We’re disgusted this type of thing is happening in our community,” says Beskers, visibly upset.

A volunteer with other community groups in the district, Beskers is joining a chorus of other residents who say they are troubled by a rash of break-ins, thefts and vandalism in the area.

Beskers cites examples as a broken sign and fence at the local school and a recent break-in and theft at the soccer association’s clubhouse. Other residents in the area have reported items stolen such as ATV’s and bicycles.

One family even went public with a $500 reward for the return of their new four wheeler which was stolen from their house while the family was at work and school.

“We’re here as a service,” Beskers says about Storrington Lions Club.

“We help people by providing an affordable and convenient community hall to connect residents and celebrate life. It’s disheartening to have this happen to us; especially when we’re in the middle of a revitalization campaign. We took a step forward, and now we have taken two steps back. It seems unfair that we have to take money and fix what vandals destroyed on us.”

The club has raised approximately 20 per cent of its fundraising goal of $75,000 to upgrade the washrooms, heating system and entrance ramp. The destruction of the AC is a heavy blow to volunteers who are trying to save the hall.

“It’s disgusting to think there are people in our midst, or outside our community, who would vandalize the Storrington Lions club Hall at a time when the club is working to raise funds to upgrade that much-need facility,” says Ron Sleeth, Storrington District Councillor with South Frontenac Township.

“Unfortunately, it would appear as though there is an increase in vandalism and petty crime in our community. Hopefully the OPP will catch the perpetrators soon.”

Speaking on behalf of the South Frontenac OPP Detachment, Media Relations/Community Safety Officer Roop Sandhu says thieves broke the AC to steal the copper wire. An attempt to vandalize a second AC unit at the hall was unsuccessful.

“The OPP Forensic Identification Unit was called in to gather any evidence at the scene,” confirms Constable Sandu.

“It’s hard to pinpoint what’s happening because it’s so varied,” he replies when asked if vandalism and theft is on the rise in the area. “It’s just a wide-variety of mischief and thefts that is happening.”

To help solve the problem, the OPP encourage residents to call the police at 1-888-310-1122 to report a suspicious person, vehicle or activity.

“Why do people steal stuff like that? It’s tremendously sad,” says Beskers about the missing wires in the club’s AC unit and stolen items from the soccer association’s clubhouse.

“It’s crazy what people will steal these days.”

To help Storrington Lions Club save its community hall, donations are gratefully accepted through the mail at 2992 Princess Road; Inverary ON K0H 1X0 or on the club’s electronic fundraising page Go Fund Me at https://www.gofundme.com/dzyxmr7y  

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South Frontenac institutes curbside recycling, bag tags

by Jeff Green

Bag tag systems are continuing their march through Frontenac County. Several years ago, Central Frontenac instituted a $1.00 bag tag at its waste disposal sites. Last year it was North Frontenac’s turn to bring in bag tags, instituting a $2 bag tag, but with an added wrinkle. A free tag is given out by dump attendants for every blue box of recycling that is brought to the site. Bag tags are not distributed to ratepayers in either township on an annual basis. They are purchased as needed by residents.

After spending a little over a year developing a waste management system to meet the needs and expectations of ratepayers in each of the four districts of the township, and at the same time seeking to comply with provincial regulations concerning recycling programs, South Frontenac has established a bag tag system in the three districts that have garbage pickup.

For residents in Portland, Loughborough and Storrington districts, garbage pickup will carry on as before, once each week. The only difference is that bag tags must now be affixed to the garbage bags. One hundred bag tags are being distributed annually to each residence at no charge, and further bag tags are available at a cost of $3 each. Recycling pickup is being commenced on a bi-weekly basis this month. Blue boxes are being distributed by recycling contractors.

South Frontenac Councillor Peter Roos, chair of the township’s sustainability committee, says the new recycling program in South Frontenac is extensive.

“The recycling will be picked up in three streams. All plastics, including plastic film, containers, styrofoam trays, and cans and glass can be mixed together. Paper, including milk and juice cartons, egg cartons, magazine and newsprint should be kept in a separate pile. The only exception is corrugated cardboard, which must be separated from other paper products.”

Recycling can be placed in a blue box, or separately if there is too much volume.

In Portland and Loughborough the new system replaces a curb-side pickup system whereby up to two bags per week were picked up each week, but recycling was not picked up at all.

In Bedford district, where there is no garbage pickup, the dump sites are being upgraded with new fencing. A full recycling depot drop off service is now available at the Bradshaw, Salem, Green Bay, and Massassauga Waste Disposal sites, and some site hours have been extended for the Victoria Day to Thanksgiving time period. Bag tags are not required for dumping at Bedford Waste Disposal Sites.

With waste disposal being run by district in South Frontenac, whereas it is managed on a township basis in Central and North Frontenac, coming up with a harmonious system throughout the township has been a challenge for the sustainability committee.

“There was a lot of diversity in points of view,” offers Peter Roos, in describing the process undertaken by the Sustainability Committee to set up the new system.

Residents in Portland, Loughborough, and Storrington will have to put bag tags on their garbage, which is a change, but since they are receiving 100 free bag tags, costs should not increase for the average resident.

Taxpayers in South Frontenac pay a waste disposal fee each year as part of their tax bill. The fee varies by district but exceeds $100 in all cases.

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As 2006 begins, it is amazing to think that this time last year, CFCSC had a staff of nine, had not yet begun to offer licensed home child care or the adult day service, and before-and-after school care and volunteer hospice visiting service were just goals on our annual plan. By the end of January 2006, staff will have grown to 14 and we will be looking at expanding existing services rather than building new ones.

Before and after school care: Many of you will have read the articles in local papers about the need for programming in Storrington District. At the end of November, CFCSC was approached to develop Before and After School programming to Storrington Public School to start on January 9. This is a government licensed program so we have required quick action from KFL&A Public Health, South Frontenac Township Building and Fire officials, the City of Kingston Social Services, the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation in addition to CFCSC Staff. Family Services Coordinator Jillian Manning, ably assisted by Home Visitor Lesley Dixon, pulled together the inspections required for approval and developed forms and parent information packages from the Before and After School Care Policy.

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation agreed to fund an intern position for the first two months of the service. The Ministry through the City agreed to cover health and safety costs for needed items such as a fridge, microwave, and first aid kits. Both of these funding applications and the policy were drafted by Executive Director Beth Freeland in nine days with help from her wonderful staff. When the program is fully operational, it will employ two full-time staff and serve 30 children.

As part of the Community Awareness Series sponsored by Central Frontenac Community Services, volunteers from the Canadian Cancer Society will be presenting a 7 step program for men and women interested in maintaining their health on Wednesday, January 18th, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Rural VISIONS Centre in Sydenham. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please call Mary Gaynor-Briese at 376-6477or 1-800-736-9610.

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