Central Frontenac

Central Frontenac Council approves renovations to Piccadilly Hall

Written by  |  Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:54  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
Even though the quote for renovations to Piccadilly Hall came in about $1,900 over the budgeted amount of $34,000, Central Frontenac Council voted to go ahead with the project at its regular meeting Tuesday night at Oso Hall in Sharbot Lake. And it also agreed to kick in an additional $1,600 to have the heaters rewired so they can be operated from a wall-mounted control at the recommendation of acting Chief Building Official Alan Revill. Revill told Council that the lowest bid came from Wemp & Smith at $35,898 to strip out lathe & plaster, replace windows, replace deteriorated framing, reinsulate walls and apply new drywall and trim. The other bid, from Men in White Designed Interiors, was $46,095.40. Revill said he has worked with…

Getting the Most from Your Diabetes Visit

Written by  |  Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:53  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
(November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. To raise awareness of diabetes and to provide information on best management, the Sharbot Family Health Team Diabetes Education Team (Cathy Fox, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Nurse and Saman Shaikh, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian) will be contributing weekly articles during the month of November.) Did you know that a little preparation before your diabetes visit will help you get the most out of the appointment? According the Diabetes Canada, preparation for your diabetes-focused visit ensures you are prepared and know what to expect. Diabetes Canada and your Certified Diabetes educator have a few suggestions that will help you get the most out of your visit. Try to have your blood work done…

Vital Volunteers – one the 50 over 50 award winning businesses

Written by  |  Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:52  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
Art Dunham is a committed environmentalist and volunteer on Big Clear Lake, which borders the hamlet of Arden. He has been involved with the Big Clear Lake Association, Scouts, the Frontenac Environmental Partnership, and Friends of Arden. His other life has been in IT. He worked for Nortel when the company was a giant in the telecommunications industry in Canada, and eventually was working with Avaya, which had purchased Nortel’s remaining assets in 2009 after Nortel’s spectacular failure and demise. Art kept working at Avaya until he was downsized out of job in 2013. “At age 53, I wasn’t ready to retire. As part of my volunteer work, I had developed software that helped me do the associated day-to-day tasks easier and faster. I knew…

Educators play role in managing Diabetes

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:15  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. To raise awareness of diabetes and to provide information on best management, the Sharbot Family Health Team Diabetes Education Team (Cathy Fox, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Nurse and Saman Shaikh, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian) will be contributing weekly articles during the month of November You’ve Been Diagnosed with Diabetes. Now What? Managing diabetes care can seem like a complicated balancing act. Meeting with a Certified Diabetes Educator is a great way to get support and guidance and one of the first things a patient should do when faced with a new diabetes diagnosis. What is a Certified Diabetes Educator? A Certified Diabetes Educator is a licensed health care professional, who specializes in…

HPV oral cancers – let’s talk about it

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:15  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
As a clinical Restorative Dental Hygienist for many years, I have performed countless oral cancer screening exams and have had to have difficult conversations with many clients regarding sexually transmitted diseases. When I first graduated, oral cancer was traditionally found in the middle aged population with a history of smoking and alcohol abuse. Unfortunately today the risk factors and demographics have changed. The human papilloma virus (HPV) is now considered the epidemic of oral cancers especially among men. The virus is now found in 70% of cancers and much more difficult to detect. There is no cure for HPV related cancers. HPV is the most common STD virus and infection. It is the leading cause of oropharyngeal cancers primarily at the base of the tongue,…

Bat cave a big hit at Kennebec Halloween party

Written by  |  Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:32  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
“There aren’t as many children in the community as there were when we started this 16 years ago, but we do have more grandparents coming out and they seem to be enjoying themselves,” said Wanda Harrison, chief organizer of Kennebec Rec’s annual kids Halloween party. “Actually, we do have a couple of new families this year and even one baby lumberjack.” Many things are still the same as they have been many years. For instance, Barbara Kirkland is still the “tattoo expert” and Diane Nicholson organizes the costume parade. Kent Smith and Lorne Hiltz were in the kitchen cooking hot dogs. But one thing that changes every year is what goes on in the basement. This year, it was a bat cave. “This is our…
Central Frontenac Council approved a recommendation by Manager of Emergency Services/Fire Chief Greg Robinson to amend the Fire Bylaw as recommended in the Fire & Rescue Phase Two Operational and Organizational Review at its regular meeting evening in Sharbot Lake. Specifically, Robinson asked Council to have a fire station location study done; develop a master plan for Council’s approval; include gaps/risks identified in the phase two operational and organizational review that have not been mitigated to be addressed in that master plan; fully support the implementation of changes resulting from the operational and organizational review; and keep Council informed on the implementation of changes resulting from the phase two operational and organizational review. Robinson said that there was $25,000 in the budget to be used…

Diabetes awareness month

Written by  |  Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:30  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. To raise awareness of diabetes and share information on best management, the Sharbot Family Health Team Diabetic Education Team (Cathy Fox, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Nurse and Saman Shaikh, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian) will be contributing weekly articles during the month of November Currently diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions as one in three Canadians is living with diabetes or prediabetes and an estimated 1.5 million are living with undiagnosed diabetes. There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes but maintaining a healthy lifestyle can reduce its impact on your life. What you do every day makes a difference: eating healthily, staying physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping health care appointments to…

New NFLT production - The Red Plaid Shirt

Written by  |  Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:29  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
Facing retirement is a very timely topic of conversation for those of us 50 and older. Canadian playwright, Michael Wilmott, has chosen retirement and what that all means to us as the theme for his comedy “ A Red Plaid Shirt”. The situations in the play revolve around two couples who have been friends for years. The women, Deb and Gladys, seem to have accepted this change in their life path with relative ease. Their husbands, Marty and Fred, however, are not finding it quite so easy; in fact, at times they seem lost at sea. Therein lies the humour in this delightful Canadian Comedy. Marty, searching for a purpose, thinks he would like to buy a motorcycle and explore the open road. His buddy,…

Two new councilors added in Central Frontenac municipal election

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:27  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
In a close race, newcomer Nicki Gowdy was the top vote-getter in Hinchinbrooke (District 4) with 362 votes. Incumbent Brent Cameron was re-elected with 328 votes leaving current Coun. Phillip Smith to go down in defeat with 315 votes. In Kennebec (District 4) both incumbents were re-elected with Cindy Kelsey receiving 410 votes and Tom Dewey receiving 404. Isaac Hale finished third with 289 votes. In Olden District (Ward 2), Victor Heese was re-elected with 267 votes and Elwin Burke also won a seat at the table with 190 votes. Dan Cunningham was third with 175 votes and Bill Everett fourth with 171. Mayor Frances Smith was acclaimed along with both Oso (District 3) candidates Sherry Whan and Bill MacDonald. In the school board trustee…

Unusual “spooky” acres, a scary pumpkin patch

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:27  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
Sarah and Pete Nilson have only been living and farming on the Clarendon Road for a couple of years, but they have been active years for them. They have set out a large market garden and have become mainstays at the Sharbot Lake Farmers Market, have begun growing Shittake mushrooms, are about to put up a large greenhouse, and have been continually developing a product that still needs to be recognised as food by Health Canada, black soldier fly grubs They are touted as a global solution to the problem of food waste, since they will consume almost any waste and produce no waste of their own. They are protein rich and can be used as fertiliser of animal feed, and potentially, a protein rich…

New services for people with vision loss

Written by  |  Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:24  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
Low vision can significantly impact a person’s everyday activities. Vision loss is defined as loss of sight that can’t be corrected by medicine, surgery, or standard eyeglasses. Vision loss can affect a person’s overall health, independence, and community participation. To boost the safety, independence and quality of life of individuals with vision loss is the aim of vision rehabilitation. In our region, the South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS) is funded by the Ministry of Health to provide vision rehabilitation to people of all ages. SOVRS brings together healthcare providers and certified specialists from Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario. The SOVRS team works with people with vision loss to meet their individual needs and goals. “Using Technology to Assist with…

Busy year for Railway Society

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:34  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
It was a busy year for the Central Frontenac Railway Heritage Society, president Derek Redmond told its annual general meeting last week at the Anglican Church Hall in Sharbot Lake. Redmond outlined the new station display which houses artifacts from the original station, production of a new map and brochure, a simulated grade crossing, more flowers and a flag as additions to Railway Heritage Park as well as last June’s Caboosefest gathering, T-shirt sales and participation in the Haunted Walk. Director Sally Angle felt it important to point out that the rail display sign outside the Caboose is not the original, which is housed in the artifacts display shed. “That’s right,” said Redmond. “It’s actually a photo on aluminum and we thought it unwise to…

Kennebec Historical Society honours one of the founding families

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:32  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
The Scotts of Kennebec held a reunion in October of 2016 with relatives coming from across Canada to attend. It was a celebration and sharing of their heritage when their ancestors Daniel Scott [1822-1911] and Phoebe Parks[1815-c.1891] came with their young family up the Salmon River from Hay Bay in 1855. Another reunion is planned for the extended Scott-Parks family at Arden Sunday Oct.21 (noon-4:30 p.m.). There will be the dedication of a plaque to be placed in the Kennebec Heritage Garden, just across the road from the Arden millpond. The Scotts are honoured to be among the first families to be represented. All community members interested in local history are welcome. Family members will have the opportunity to contribute to the cost of the…

Grand Opening - Kennebec Wilderness Trails

Written by  |  Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:55  |  Published in CENTRAL FRONTENAC
On Friday, 05 October, Mayor Frances Smith helped by Ward 1 Councilors, Cindy Kelsea and Tom Dewey, officially opened the Kennebec Wilderness Trails before a group of 40 plus onlookers. Located on a 156-acre tract of public parkland owned by the Township of Central Frontenac, the Kennebec Wilderness Trails offer four seasons of outdoor recreational activity; hiking, birding, snow- shoeing. The trail network consists of over 7 kilometres of hiking trails winding through a mixed forest of deciduous and coniferous trees. The valley meadows, wooded hillsides and rocky ridges are home to an abundance of wildlife. The terrain is rugged and undulating in many areas, offering a challenging hike for all ages. This beautiful public parkland is located north of the hamlet of Arden and just…

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