North Frontenac

Ompah’s ATV Run

Written by  |  Thursday, 01 October 2009 09:34  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
Not since the Ompah Stomp weekends in the heydays of the ‘80s has this little hamlet in North Frontenac seen such a successful event. Starting around 8 A.M. on September 26 the streams of pickup trucks, trailers and ATVs started to pour in for the start of what participants say is the best ATV run in Ontario. The Ompah Volunteer Fire Department sponsors this event in both the spring and the fall. In the spring ATV enthusiasts experience the somewhat muddy and challenging trails of the rocky north, while the main fall features are the gorgeous fall colours and beautiful sunny weather the organizers always seem to arrange for the day. Last Saturday 300 ATVs took part, each traveling over 67 km. A trail lunch…

North Frontenac Council - Jan. 20/09

Written by  |  Thursday, 22 January 2009 06:37  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
Historical society has plans for Cloyne’s 150th. Carolyn McCulloch and Marg Axford brought three issues to North Frontenac Council last week, to warm response. The first was what they have dubbed the “Viking Lodge” project. It concerns a historic log cabin, located on Big Gull Lake on the property of Bob and Lori Cuddy. “It's a near-perfect example of the homes that were built in the 1860s” said Marg Axford, “the logs, which are up to 24 inches wide, are in quite good condition.” The historical society would like to move it to the site of the museum in Cloyne so it can become, in itself, a display, and it can also house some of the artifacts currently housed in the museum and outdoors. “We…

North Frontenac food bank

Written by  |  Thursday, 22 January 2009 06:37  |  Published in NORTH FRONTENAC
The North Frontenac Food Bank Committee would like to thank all the individuals, groups, organizations, churches, schools, and businesses who have given their support to the food bank over the past year, especially during the Christmas season. Even though the food bank is a small, unregistered charity operated by a few volunteers, our communities have rallied around it with caring generosity over the last several years. This allows the committee to continue to provide assistance to families in an emergency situation. The food bank gave out 214 food boxes last year, which was a 21% increase from 2007. Unfortunately, the need for food banks is becoming greater due to increases in living costs such as heat, transportation and food, which are not reflected in increases…
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