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Frost’s solo CD is a history lesson you can dance to

Written by  |  Wednesday, 06 February 2019 11:56  |  Published in General Interest
As The Crow Flies, Teilhard Frost’s first solo offering, is, if nothing else, an excellent history lesson. A 14-song CD, it’s a consistent mix of banjo, fiddle and harmonica tunes, with some vocals and even a couple of a cappella tunes mixed in. Like he did with Sheesham, Lotus and ’Son, Frost draws deep into yesteryear for inspiration and material, displaying both reverence and modern virtuosity for these pieces that might otherwise fade into history. “It’s getting where I want it,” he says. “This album is similar to Sheesham and Lotus but a little higher up the mountain I think.” Frost was raised on Manitoulin Island where he spent a lot of time with older fiddlers. He now calls Wolfe Island home. But it’s clear…

Members Wanted for Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee

Written by  |  Wednesday, 30 January 2019 14:35  |  Published in General Interest
The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region (MRSPR) is seeking Source Protection Committee members who are interested in protecting municipal drinking water sources in the Mississippi and Rideau Valley watersheds. The MRSPR Committee was established in 2007 as a result of the Province’s Clean Water Act. The committee guides local efforts to protect drinking water at the source and is made up of one-third municipal, one-third economic and one-third public sector representatives. The composition ensures that a variety of local interests are represented at the decision-making table as the committee works to oversee the implementation of science-based source protection plans. The committee is currently undergoing a renewal to ensure that it remains in compliance with Ontario Regulation 288/07, the regulation that governs Source Protection Committees under Ontario’s…

Shoreline Restoration in Quinte Watershed

Written by  |  Wednesday, 30 January 2019 14:34  |  Published in General Interest
Opportunity for Shoreline Restoration in Quinte Watershed Watersheds Canada and Quinte Conservation are thrilled to announce an exciting new project to restore shoreline health in the Quinte Watershed. A successful three-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant will support this important shoreline and streambank rehabilitation program in the Quinte Watershed. Through collaboration with agricultural and residential property owners, three kilometres of degraded shoreline and streambank will be improved using 23 700 native plants. Shoreline and streambank property owners often experience barriers such as lack of knowledge regarding native plant species and/or a scarcity of physical and financial resources. Eliminating these barriers encourages more landowners to participate in shoreline and streambank restoration activities on their land. This program will work towards addressing contributing factors of poor water quality…

More Christmas Drawings

Written by  |  Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:15  |  Published in General Interest
We couldn’t quite let the season go without including a few more drawings. These ones were done by students at Land O’Lakes Public School in Mountain Grove (LOLPS) and Clarendon Central Public School (CCPS) in Plevna. Karley Brown, grade 1, CCPS Emily, grade 3 LOLPS Abby Brown, grade 3, CCPS Paige, grade 4, LOLPS And while we are on the subject of Christmas, we published an article on Armenian Christmas traditions, including a recipe for Anoush Abour, Armenian Christmas Pudding. Over the holidays I made Anoush Abour for the first time, and can now report that it is a delicious, not too sweet, dessert. Skinless Wheat Berries (also know as Pearled Wheat), the main ingredient, are available mostly in Middle Eastern Grocery stores but pealed…

Christmas Art Contest

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:51  |  Published in General Interest
This is our last edition of the year. Our office will close at 4:30 p.m. today, December 20, and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday January 7, 2019. The next paper will come out on Jan. 10/19 To all our volunteers, readers and advertisers, thank you for your support over the past year and our best wishes for a happy and restful holiday season. See you in 2019. Christmas Art Contest Winners Overall Winner Cain Hill, Grade 2, Loughborough P.S.  Kindergarden and Grade 1 1st place: Keke Miles, Grade 1, North Addington Education Centre   2nd place: Kadence Snider, Senior Kindergarten, NAEC   3rd place: Payton Parks, Grade 1, North Addington Education Centre  Grade 2 1st Place: Blaire Young, Grade 2, Loughborough Public School…

Inaugural meetings in CF, NF and AH

Written by  |  Wednesday, 05 December 2018 14:45  |  Published in General Interest
North Frontenac North Frontenac Township swore in its new Council Monday in the Plevna Council Chambers, and it’ll be back to business as usual. They did some business, like adopting an emergency plan and discussing (at the urging of Coun. Gerry Martin) whether councilors should be paid for attending meetings outside of the Township, but primarily this was a welcome back meeting. Four years ago, newly elected Mayor Ron Higgins said “our key challenge is to offset the increased costs that are being downloaded onto the Township. “To address this, we need to increase our economic viability and work closely with our fellow Townships, the County, our federal and provincial members and the many organizations that have been formed to address key issues that affect…

Hillier taking aim at Conservation Authorities mandate

Written by  |  Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:38  |  Published in General Interest
Long a critic of the local conservation authorities, going back to his pre-government days with the Ontario Landowners Association, MPP Randy Hillier is now taking steps to try and curtail some of the activities of both the Mississippi Valley (MVCA) and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authorities (RVCA). Last week, he sent a letter to Rod Phillips, the Minister of Environment, Conservation, and Parks, which talked about his “growing concerns with the activities” of the two authorities. “Unfortunately, I have to question the viability retaining these Conservation Authorities in their current form,” he wrote.   He takes the position that the two authorities do a poor job satisfying their core mandate, to manage dams on local lakes and keep water levels within acceptable parameters, and to…

Lest We Forget: Arden Legion Creates WWI Memorial Book

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:17  |  Published in General Interest
Flipping through the pages of the recent publication, “Lest We Forget, a book of short biographies of men who fought in the Great War with connections to Kennebec and Olden Townships,” by Malcolm Sampson and Rhonda Noble, it becomes clear how present the war was to the lives of people in rural Ontario communities at the time. The biographies tell the basics of what happened to the men who left and either returned physically intact, with injuries that impacted the rest of their lives, or did not come back at all. It also shows how the war’s impact on their lives has reverberated in the local communities in the 100 year since the war ended. To mark 100 years since the end of the war,…

Ringing of bells and gravesite flags to commemorate Armistice 100

Written by  |  Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:14  |  Published in General Interest
OTTAWA, Oct. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - With five symbolic peals from the HMCS Carleton Naval Bell, The Royal Canadian Legion in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada launched Bells of Peace in Ottawa today. The initiative honours the 100thanniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. At the setting of the sun on November 11 this year, the Parliament Hill carillon along with spiritual centres, Legion branches and many community locations across the country will ring their bells one hundred times. "This powerful sound symbolizing peace from coast to coast will allow Canadians to stop, remember and feel the joy that the end of war brought after so much death and destruction," says Legion Dominion President Thomas D. Irvine. "It will also be a reflection of the deep…

2018 Municipal Election Profiles - Addington Highlands and Central Frontenac

Written by  |  Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:35  |  Published in General Interest
Looking for South Frontenac's election profiles? Click here. Addington Highlands Reeve Henry Hogg graduated from the University of Waterloo as a Mechanical Engineer. With his wife, he operated two businesses in the township. He enjoys working with people and feels that his past business experience will continue to help provide prudent financial management of the municipality’s revenue and expenses. He has served as a councilor and reeve for almost 30 years, including 17 years as reeve of Addington Highlands Among his concerns for the future of Addington Highlands, is the lack of high speed internet and cell phone service in some parts of the township, which is hindering development. Waste management has become a major cost. Ontario has introduced the Waste Free Ontario Act but…

All Candidates meetings

Written by  |  Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:12  |  Published in General Interest
The Frontenac News is hosting all candidates meetings for the 2018 municipal elections. The schedule is printed below. – *Thursday, Sept 13 Strorrington Centre (SF-Storrington)– Monday, Sept 17 Olden Hall Mtn Grove (CF Dist. 2)– Wednesday, Sept 19 Flinton Rec. Centre (AH Ward 2)– Thursday, Sept 20 Piccadilly Hall (CF Ward 4)– Monday, Sept 24 Kennebec Hall (CF - Ward 1)– *Wednesday, Sept 26 Glen Tay School (Tay Valley)– *Monday, October 1 Perth Road UC SS Hall (SF - Lough.)– Wednesday, October 3 Lions Hall - Verona (SF - Portland)– Thursday, October 4 Denbigh Hall (AH ward 1)– Wednesday, October 10 Grace Ctr.(Sydenham - SF Lough)  Meetings start at 7pm (except the September 19 meeting in Flinton, which starts at 7:30) *not organised by Frontenac…

Donations to land conservancy help nature, can provide financial benefits

Written by  |  Wednesday, 08 August 2018 10:30  |  Published in General Interest
“It’s just for nature to do what nature does,” Vicki Schmolka of the Land Conservancy for Kingston-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington told an information session Sunday at Piccadilly Hall. Through the work of more than 30 volunteers, LC KFLA currently owns six properties and holds two conservation easements, totaling 220 hectares, providing habitat for 19 species at risk. “Our goal is to protect nature,” she said. “Protecting nature on your land forever has to be your goal.” She said people with land that don’t expect to ever use it or give it to their children can insure that it won’t ever be subdivided by donating all or part of it to the Conservancy. They can enter into a conservation easement agreement, under which the land remains part…

Is this Rural Ontario’s summer of IPA?

Written by  |  Wednesday, 08 August 2018 10:29  |  Published in General Interest
I’ve been planning to write a summer beer column for a few weeks, but it has take this long into the summer to get a sense of what is readily available this season locally and in nearby larger beer markets such as Kingston, Perth, and Napanee. Also each year there is a flavour that catches my own taste, and it took a while but this summer I am most interested in summer saison beers, heffeweizen, session ales, and some of the less sour of the sour beers. The local LCBO stores seem to be serving up a host of India Pale Ales, which is not necessarily a problem for me. There has been a bit of a backlash in some circles, however, reminiscent of what…

Late entries change race in Addington Highlands

Written by  |  Wednesday, 01 August 2018 12:41  |  Published in General Interest
(Editors note - this item has been altered since it was first pbliched on August 1. Information received after it was published in the paper version changed the report on Addington Highlands for both wards) There will be an election for Reeve in Addington Highlands between Henry Hogg and Alice Madigan. Also, in ward 1 incumbents Tony Fritsch (who submitted his papers near the close of nominations) and Kiby Thompson are running, as is Royce Rosenblath. In ward 2, incumbents Bill Cox and Helen Yanch are running again, as is David Miles. In North Frontenac, 6 incumbents have been acclaimed (Mayor Ron Higgins, Councillors Wayne Good and Fred Perry – ward 1, Gerry Martin and Vernon Hermer – ward 2, and John Inglis in ward…

Partial burn bans to the south, total bans to the north

Written by  |  Wednesday, 11 July 2018 12:34  |  Published in General Interest
The weather has been and will continue to be hot and dry, and this is the case throughout the region. But fire permitting and the imposition of fire bans is overseen at the township level, so people might need a municipal overlay on their GPS if they want to know whether they can light a match. Here is an overview as of Tuesday morning, July 10, at 11:30am: In South Frontenac, there is a Level 1 burn ban on. Camping and cooking fires are permitted under a Level 1 burn ban, however fireworks, open air burning and incinerators fires are not permitted. In Central Frontenac there is a Level 2 burn ban on currently. A Level 2 burn ban in Central Frontenac is identical to…
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