Addington Highlands

NAEC Students Compete Provincially

Written by  |  Wednesday, 11 May 2016 18:58  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Last week, eight North Addington Education Centre students traveled to Waterloo, Ontario as part of Team Limestone, competing in the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) against the top students in every school board in Ontario. Kayden Snider, Bradley Kavanaugh-Sweeny, Bryce Runions and David Chen competed in the Elementary Team of Four- 2D Animation competition. This competition required students to story board, design and then animate a given scenario on the computer. In the Secondary Division, Kameron Armstrong competed in Workplace Health and Safety including a written test, a presentation on welding safety and conducting spot inspections at the competition. Natalie Reynolds competed in the Graphic Design Presentation competition, where she made a 15-minute presentation of her designs for the 2017 OTSC, Facebook Banner and T-shirt…

Pine Meadow Golf Tournament

Written by  |  Wednesday, 11 May 2016 18:23  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The Pine Meadow Nursing Home Special Needs Committee is gearing up for the 14th Annual Pine Meadow Classic at Hunter's Creek Golf Course, which will take place on Saturday, June 25. The tournament has been responsible for bringing amenities and functions to Pine Meadow that are not covered by the limited funding the home receives from the provincial government. Over the years these have included the garden, gates and pavilion near the entrance to the home; specialised beds and lift equipment; and chairs for the activity room. The fund has also paid for trips to Wheeler's Pancake House, Woodland Park, Sand Lake, Farm Town Park and many other locations. The special needs committee, which is community-based, is headed by Laury Hitchcock, Eleanor Nowell, Fern Sedore…

Land o’Lakes Emmanuel United Church

Written by  |  Wednesday, 11 May 2016 18:17  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Worshippers at Land o' Lakes Emmanuel United Church held a joyous covenanting ceremony recently. The pledge between Rev. D'thea Webster and the congregation opened a new chapter both for her ministry and those assembled. D'thea comes from a long line of United Church ministers, two of whom were in attendance. Penny Akey, chair of The Four Winds Presbytery, conducted the well-attended service. Many congregants, family, and well-wishers were present. Ordained in 2012, Rev Webster was called to the area last fall and quickly became part of the Northbrook community where she resides. Land O' Lakes Emmanuel Church is the successful amalgamation of Harlowe United Church, Cloyne United Church and Riverside Untied Church (Flinton). It is located just off Highway 41 on #108 Addington Road #2…

Land of Lakes Garden Club

Written by  |  Wednesday, 04 May 2016 20:21  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The Land Of Lakes Garden Club is a vibrant group of community residents who meet summer and fall, each month from April to November on the second Thursday of the month, at 7PM in the Pineview Church basement in Cloyne. We come from far and wide; some members are from as far east and south as Verona and Arden as well as from the communities of Cloyne, Northbrook, Plevna, Flinton and area at large. Our collective backgrounds are diversely varied but we hold at least one thing in common and that is a love of plants, and gardening. Each of us gardens in a different way, but the essence of earth and sun and rain and the miracle of planting a seed and seeing it…

Addington Highlands Council

Written by  |  Wednesday, 04 May 2016 19:51  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Budget in, levy up – tax rate flat After a 30-minute in camera session with two residents, Reeve Henry Hogg wasted no time going through the agenda at a meeting of Addington Highlands Council in Flinton on Monday, May 2, racing through in 15 minutes. Among the items on the agenda was the 2016 budget, which had been the subject of a special meeting three days earlier. All that was left to do was pass the document, which will see the levy to Addington Highlands ratepayers go up $140,000, from $2.4 million in 2015 to $2.53 million in 2016, an increase of 5.58%. Overall spending by the township will top $5.4 million in 2016, with local taxes being topped up by $1.2 million that comes…

Northbrook resident killed by motor vehicle

Written by  |  Wednesday, 04 May 2016 19:44  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Dan Milton, 1974-2016 When a car crossed two lanes on Highway 417 near Arnprior last Monday and hit two road workers, it killed one of them, Dan Milton, and in doing so tore at the heart of a family and a community. The funeral for Dan Milton, which was held at Milestone Funeral Home in Northbrook on April 30, was unorthodox to say the least, as his neighbour delivered a eulogy that was all about giving shouts out to all of Dan’s friends and family in the way that he would have done. The picture of Dan Milton that emerged was that of a giant of a man with a big heart and a tendency towards playful mischief. This came at the expense, most often,…

"Living Well with Diabetes” workshops

Written by  |  Wednesday, 04 May 2016 19:41  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Land O’ Lakes Community Services will be holding ”Living Well with Diabetes” workshops. The workshops will help participants learn skills and strategies to help manage diabetes. You will gain confidence, develop self-management skills to actively achieve your best health and wellness. You will learn how to deal with difficult emotions, stress management, and relaxations techniques. We will learn how to eat healthy, exercise appropriately, prevent complications and low blood sugar. This workshop is open to anyone living with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes as well as their caregivers and family members. This workshop is FREE, and will be held once a week for 6 weeks, starting Wednesday May 18, 1:30-4pm at the Land O’ Lakes Community Services Board Room, 12497A Highway 41 Northbrook Ontario. Register…

Cleanup at Flinton's Deerock Lake attracts a crowd

Written by  |  Wednesday, 27 April 2016 19:25  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
On April 20, close to 70 enthusiastic volunteers gathered at the boat launch at Deerock Lake near Flinton, armed with gloves and bags, eager to clean up the mess that careless campers left behind over the years. The lake, which is located in the Elzevir Peatlands Conservations Reserve, is protected under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act and receives the same kind of protection that the local provincial parks do. The area attracts campers and fishers, and offers 28 picturesque campsites. Most of them are located on small islands, and are free to visitors on a first-come-first-serve basis. Unfortunately, campers have failed to heed the sign on the road leading to the boat launch that reads: “Please, take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but…
It takes a great amount of courage to take a risk and put your skills to the test; especially in a board-wide competition. On April 6, 23 North Addington students did just that and finished very strongly in seven, rigorous, skill-based competitions at St Lawrence College against students from Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Kaden Snider, Bradley Kavanaugh-Sweeney, Bryce Runions and David Chen, the first ever Elementary Team members at NAEC, won gold in 2D Computer Animation with a huge score of 83%. Andrew Freeburn fired up his torch and made a very strong showing in the Welding competition. In TV/Video Team of Two: Brianna Bolduc and Aidan Brough came in 4th; filming, producing and editing an…

Cloyne and District Historical Society

Written by  |  Thursday, 07 April 2016 10:06  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
A ukulele band “Tunes & Tea” provided music before the annual general meeting of the Cloyne and District Historical Society on March 21. The guest speaker was Tom Derrick of the Napanee District Community Foundation. Members and guests from local not-for-profit organizations learned the workings of the foundation. It helps grant seekers, donors and volunteers in the area with the vital community resources needed to make a difference.    

Addington Highlands Council - Apr 4/16

Written by  |  Thursday, 07 April 2016 09:50  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Ontario Parks nixes winter operation of Bon Echo Park It took the better part of a year for the Director of Ontario Parks, Bruce Bateman, to respond to a report from Addington Highlands that was focused on the opportunities that would come from Bon Echo Park opening for winter recreation opportunities. When the response came last week, it was as short as it was long in coming. “While we are very interested in the results of the report, the opportunity for a winter operation at Bon Echo is not being considered at this time,” Bateman wrote. He went on to say that the park has been “continuing the expansion of the roofed accommodations and supporting park infrastructure to support shoulder season visitation.” Bon Echo Park…

Living Well with Chronic Disease

Written by  |  Thursday, 07 April 2016 09:47  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Two six-week series of free self-management workshops on Living Well with Chronic Disease and Chronic Pain are coming up in our area. The workshops will help you gain information and new skills to better manage Chronic Pain, keep active and live healthier. You will learn how to deal with emotional, physical and social aspects of living with chronic pain. This workshop helps people who have a wide range of chronic pain conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injury, post stroke, neuropathic pain and other chronic conditions. These workshops are open to anyone living with chronic pain, their family members and caregivers. You will receive a free copy of the book “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions and Chronic Pain”. DENBIGH, Mondays, April…

NAEC art students shine

Written by  |  Thursday, 31 March 2016 09:57  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Several members of the Grade 10 Art class visited The Glass House in Kingston on March 10. Students learned how to cut, grind, foil, solder and polish stained glass, in order to make a sun-catcher. The trip was subsidized by the Guild Fund, which is donated by the North Addington Guild to promote the Arts at NAEC. NAEC’s “Speak Up” Grant Successful North Addington Education Centre’s Safe Society applied for a “Speak Up” grant from the Ministry of Education, and were successful in securing a $2,500 grant. The application was spear-headed by Emma Fuller, with input from core Safe Society members Mackenzie Johnson, Selena Pelicos, Harley Brown, Devin Gagne-Baldacchin, Sierra Baldacchin, Tory Tryon, and Olivia Douglas. The funds will be used for various initiatives over…

Addington Highlands Council - Mar 21/16

Written by  |  Thursday, 31 March 2016 09:12  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Waste management measures deferred The waste management committee of the township met recently and discussed two potential changes. One would decrease the amount of waste going into the sites and the other would increase revenue. The first measure is to stop allowing all construction waste at dumps. Instead, the committee contemplated allowing only a single truck or trailer load, and to have that material tossed into a bin and hauled away rather than filling up the waste site itself. “That would result in people dumping in their backyards; at least that's my opinion,” said Reeve Henry Hogg. The second idea was to eliminate the practice of allowing a free bag of dumping for every box of recycling that people bring to the dump. Recycling would…

Mazinaw Sock Burn

Written by  |  Wednesday, 23 March 2016 19:13  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
It's a tradition that has its origin with the sailors of Chesapeake Bay. After wearing the same socks all winter, it would be time to burn them once spring had arrived. Well, the spring equinox did arrive at 12:30am EDT March 20. Friends of Brown's Camp and Sail Mazinaw gathered Sunday at the home of Tina and Dana Richard on Addington Rd 5 for the 1st Annual Mazinaw Sock Burn. It was chilly for the first day of spring and Mazinaw Lake was still completely covered with ice. In fact, the cold temperatures had the lake ice moaning and complaining. The sock burning ritual was a sign of the approaching sailing season. It was good fun and is likely to become a Mazinaw nautical tradition.…

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