Addington Highlands

The Monarch Butterfly Program in L&A

Written by  |  Wednesday, 06 July 2016 20:07  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Monarch butterflies will be flocking to 14 elementary schools in Lennox & Addington County this summer and fall. Pollinator gardens are being planted in school yards and butterflies will be raised in classrooms. Participating local schools include North Addington Education Centre in Cloyne, and Enterprise Public School. The Lennox & Addington Stewardship Council is spearheading the Monarch Breeding Kits for Schools Project. The Monarch butterfly population is dwindling and all of our pollinators need help. The pilot project began in 2015 when 20 Monarch kits were supplied to 13 elementary schools in L&A County. Kits included caterpillars, chrysalides, a milkweed plant, and an aviary. Students were able to observe the entire life cycle of the Monarch from caterpillar to adult. In September, the children released…

Pine Meadow Golf Classic raises over $17,000

Written by  |  Wednesday, 29 June 2016 20:38  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The 15th annual Pine Meadow Charity Golf Tournament took place on June 25th at Hunter's Creek Golf Course on Hwy. 506 near Cloyne. As in previous years, this year's tournament was generously sponsored by numerous businesses and community members, raising over $17,000. These funds are used for a variety of items at Pine Meadow, which cannot be included in their regular budget and which enhance the lives of the residents at the nursing home. Funds raised this year will be used to subsidize the monthly excursions planned for the residents and to purchase an Arjo Maxilift, patio furniture and concrete pathways for the new courtyard, as well as raised garden beds and curtains and tablecloths for the activity room. This year, 69 golfers participated in the…

Sail Mazinaw

Written by  |  Wednesday, 29 June 2016 20:35  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The second annual Sail Mazinaw will be held on Saturday July 9. The intention of the event is to get a great number of sails on Mazinaw Lake all at the same time. It is not a race. It is a flotilla, a cruise, a raid, an invitation to go sailing. Dozens of cottagers have sailboats, windsurfers and even kite boards. Sail Mazinaw is an opportunity for them to rig and go sailing in company. It is an excuse to get the boat ready, recruit crew, or to introduce someone new to the sport. Bon Echo Provincial Park is on the lake, and campers are reminded to bring their dinghies or sailboards along for the weekend. Transient boaters are always welcome. Mazinaw Lake is a…

Cloyne Pioneer Museum & Archives

Written by  |  Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:33  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Yes, we once used a phone just like this one that is on display in our museum. There is a nice collection of older phones for visitors to enjoy and reminisce about. We’ve come a long way from lifting a receiver and hearing “Number please”. If calling far away, we would say, “Long distance, please”.  Another voice would come on the line saying “Long distance” and we would recite the destination and number. (London, England, 5642).  Most numbers were only four digits. No area codes. To receive a call, each household had a separate number of rings. Could be one long, two short, or any combination of long and short. Hearing your own ring you picked up the phone and said “hello”. Many lines were shared by several households. If…

Addington Highlands Council – Jun 20/16

Written by  |  Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:19  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Bottle collection at waste sites A proposal from the Land O'Lakes Lions Club to collect beer, wine, and spirits bottles from the Kaladar waste site was well received by Council, but there are some complications. “The Lions brought a large three-sided box with a lid to the waste site,” said Roads and Waste site manager Royce Rosenblath, “but we need to know where to place it and how to encourage the public to use it. There is a cost to having staff separating recycling, however.” “Township staff should not be looking after it at all,” said Councilor Bill Cox. “I could see doing it on a trial basis as long as staff aren't impacted. I'd suggest they put a sign there, telling the public where…

NAEC awarded Silver

Written by  |  Wednesday, 22 June 2016 23:10  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
North Addington Education Centre has been certified as an Ontario EcoSchool for the eighth year in a row. NAEC has received Silver certification for 2015-2016. North Addington Education Centre recently applied for EcoSchool certification. EcoSchools is an environmental education program in Ontario that helps students and schools to become more environmentally friendly. To become a certified EcoSchool the school must show achievement in leadership, energy conservation, waste minimization, ecological literacy, curriculum and school ground greening. NAEC showed their commitment to the environment throughout the 2015-2016 school year through events such as National Sweater Day, Earth Hour and Earth Day. “I am so proud of our students. It takes a lot of hard work over a long period of time to earn certification. This type of…

Gardeners know all the dirt!

Written by  |  Wednesday, 15 June 2016 17:55  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Gardens are never made by sitting in the shade and our local Land O’Lakes Garden Club members are prime examples of busy folks. The months of April, May and June are chock-a-block full of jobs as we cleaned up from winter, prepared the soil for planting and finally got to the best occupation -planting new seeds and plants. An early morning line up was the order of the day on May 28 at our annual plant sale. Promptly at 9am the doors of Barrie Hall opened to a crowd of shoppers. Thank you to all our members and non-members who donated plants for this great cause. Our membership knows just what buyers want and spend enormous amounts of time separating and replanting vigorous specimens from…

NAEC features art at Bon Echo

Written by  |  Wednesday, 15 June 2016 17:40  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
For the first time, 10 North Addington Education Centre photography students will be featuring their photography and graphic art in the Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale. Students have been collecting photos they’ve taken in and outside of their photography class to submit for this show. The photos range from beautiful perspectives of our Canadian landscape, to abstract light graffiti pieces. This is not the first time NAEC students have had their art displayed for the community to see. Thirteen students had 18 photographs of 50 entries from all participating schools selected for the Students’ Spring Art Exhibition 2016 at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital, in Napanee. "It is an amazing opportunity for us to be able to show off our photography," said…

Land O'Lakes Emmanuel new church dedication ceremony

Written by  |  Wednesday, 15 June 2016 17:12  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The congregation of Land O'Lakes Emmanuel United Church celebrated the dedication of their church on Addington Road 2 just north of Northbrook with an open house on Saturday, June 11. They have already been worshipping in the new space for over a year and a half. Before that they spent more than five years undertaking the arduous process of amalgamating the congregants who had been attending the Cloyne, Riverside (Flinton) and Harlowe churches. The church, which had been a private home with a large garage before it was converted into a church in 2013 and 2014, features a 2,900 square foot room that is used for worship. Many of the key religious elements, such as crosses, the baptismal font, etc., as well as the piano…

Addington Highlands Council – Jun 6/16

Written by  |  Wednesday, 08 June 2016 19:11  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Much noise on noise The township's noise bylaw prohibits amplified music out of doors. A contentious proposal to suspend it for three events at Mazinaw Lakeside Resort this summer, on July 2, July 30, and either August 20 or September 3, turned into a debate between Lori Ellerbeck, one of the resort owners, and Susan Delaney, Rod Trute and Elizabeth Russell, cottage owners on Mazinaw Lake. The resort, which is located on the east side of Highway 41, across from Mazinaw Lake, has hosted a number of rock and pop music events in recent years, much to the consternation of some of the lakefront property owners. “We are only talking about three nights out of 365 in the year,” said Ellerbeck. She said that she…

Land O'Lakes Traditional Music Hall of Fame

Written by  |  Wednesday, 08 June 2016 18:59  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Bob Taylor and Murry Northey of Northbrook got talking this past winter about the number of great musicians in the Land O'Lakes who are retiring from performing or have died in recent years. They thought it was time to mark the local heritage through the creation of a virtual hall of fame. After a number of meetings they have formed a committee and are in the midst of establishing a not-for profit corporation. They are not waiting for formalities, however, and have already announced the first four inductees, who will be honored at the Flinton Community Jamboree in late July. The four inductees are: Reg Weber, the late Floyd Lloyd, George York of Marlbank and Cathy Whalen of Tweed. As well, lifetime achievement awards will…

NAEC student Designing for the Ages

Written by  |  Wednesday, 01 June 2016 18:33  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On May 26, Natalie Reynolds was recognized for her outstanding design of the Clarendon and Miller Community Archives logo. Brenda Martin, the chairperson for the CMCA, awarded Natalie with a booklet of samples of the logo on brochures, buttons and an image of the logo on the official sign in Plevna. Reynolds’ logo is also being used on the CMCA website. This logo was created for the ten-year anniversary and was unveiled at the anniversary event. The CMCA and community are very excited about this new logo as it captures what they want to represent; the preservation of history in Clarendon and Miller. Reynolds, a grade 11 Graphic Arts student at North Addington Education Centre, also won gold for Graphic Design Presentation at this year’s…

Tall Tails at NAEC

Written by  |  Wednesday, 25 May 2016 20:33  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
NAEC has started a program called “Tall Tails: Stories with Chiclet”. Students will meet with Therapy Dog Chiclet and her handler, Mrs. Decou, for approximately 15-20 minutes per week to read stories aloud. Chiclet is a 4-year-old Newfoundland dog, which has passed an intensive assessment process to become a Certified Therapy Dog with St. John Ambulance. As well as having professional qualifications, Chiclet has a sweet, gentle personality. Students read aloud to Chiclet in a safe, relaxing and non-judgemental environment. This is particularly suitable for students who are self-conscious about reading aloud in front of their classmates. As they progress, their reading improves because they are practicing their skills, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant. Chiclet has all her vaccinations, and is clean…

NAEC students attend sweat lodge

Written by  |  Wednesday, 18 May 2016 16:45  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
A group of 22 NAEC students and 4 staff went to a Sweat Lodge ceremony in Inverary at the home of Bernard and Tammy Nelson, on April 29. There was no cost for this trip, as it was paid for by NAEC’s “Speak Up” grant. The Sweat Lodge ceremony is a First Nations ceremony designed to promote personal and spiritual well-being. It combines story-telling, prayer and steam in a holistic approach. The students and staff were educated on the background of the Sacred Fire and the Sweat Lodge. The Sacred Fire is started several hours before the ceremony, and watched over by the fire keeper. The stones, which are placed in the Sweat Lodge and given water to drink (which creates steam), are called the…

Henry Hogg acclaimed as warden

Written by  |  Wednesday, 18 May 2016 16:35  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
At a Special Inaugural Meeting on May 11, 2016, Lennox and Addington County Council acclaimed Henry Hogg, reeve of the Township of Addington Highlands as county warden for the remainder of 2016. The warden’s office became vacant with the passing of Warden Clarence Kennedy on March 13, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. The Warden’s Declaration of Office was administered by her Worship Justice of the Peace Donna I. Doelman. Warden Hogg has previously served as county warden for the years 2003, 2010 and 2011. AH Deputy Reeve Helen Yanch congratulated Reeve Hogg over his appointment at a council meeting in Denbigh on May 16.

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