Addington Highlands

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.

NAEC loses a valuable community partner

Written by  |  Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:59  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
The North Addington community is saddened by the passing of Chris Curtis. Chris was the operator of Curtis Trailers in Kaladar and passed away due to injuries sustained in an unfortunate fire at his place of business. He has been a supporter to our local youth by employing cooperative education students from North Addington Education Centre since he started operating Curtis Trailers. In the past eight years alone, Chris has employed eight of our students. Because of Chris, some of our students are working in welding and other related trades. Chris Curtis was definitely a teacher at large in our community. He believed in the success of each student and did everything in his power to make sure they had the needed resources and support.…

Land O’ Lakes Community Services

Written by  |  Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:53  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Adult Protective Services Adult Protective Services would like to send a big thank you to the Mazinaw Community Fund and the Napanee District Community Foundation. The Mazinaw Community Fund was founded by Margaret Axford and Ian Brummel and is a chapter of the Napanee District Community Foundation. The foundation provided the APSW program a grant of $1785 to support 10 individuals, giving them the opportunity to participate in two organized sporting events. These opportunities may not otherwise have been available because of cost, transportation, and limited supports. The first event was a Blue Jays game last summer. Our group teamed up with Lennox & Addington Association for Community Living and Adult Protective Services in South Lennox & Addington to attend the game. The second event…

Addington Highlands Council – May 16/16

Written by  |  Wednesday, 18 May 2016 15:49  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Deputy Reeve Helen Yanch congratulated Reeve Hogg over his appointment as warden of Lennox and Addington County at a council meeting in Denbigh on Monday night. “Now we can expect a solution on the Denbigh ambulance issue, right?” said Councilor Bill Cox. “I have letters from all the surrounding counties, but it may take a while to sort out,” said Hogg. “Stay tuned”. Contract for paving The contract for single and double surface paving that were included in this year's budget went to Greenwood Paving of Pembroke, who will also be looking at the parking lot at the Flinton Recreation Centre/township office complex as an extra project. The price quoted by Greenwood was $16,440 per kilometre for single surface, and $32,880 for double surface. The…

Archery students hit the mark at NAEC

Written by  |  Wednesday, 11 May 2016 19:01  |  Published in ADDINGTON HIGHLANDS
Students at North Addington Education Centre (NAEC) are becoming adept target shooters thanks to a special program that is spreading quickly in schools across the country. The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) teaches archery to intermediate and high school students and has been offered to students at NAEC for the last three years. NAEC teacher Sarah Sproule, who runs the program, said that her school was one of the first in Ontario to adopt the program. That was due to Sproule's enthusiasm for outdoor learning (she also heads up the NAEC's outdoor program). Sproule is an avid bow hunter and back in 2014 she championed the program and approached the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters for their support. She pretty much single-handedly…

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,…

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