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Prince Charles Parents Council Earth Day e-waste collection

Written by  |  Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:21  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
The Parents Council at Prince Charles Public School in Verona was looking for a slightly different way to acknowledge Earth Day. They found one. Last Saturday, the Council representatives asked area residents to bring them their e-waste (ie electronics no longer in working order or no longer used) which the Council would then turn over to recyclers in return for some cash that would go to the school. At the end of the day, they collected 5,960 pounds of TVs, VCRs, computers and what nots. “We thought we’d try something different,” said Tina McHale, treasurer of the Parents Council. “Actually, this is the first time we’ve tried anything like this, and after just two hours, the bin is half full. “And that’s amazing because there…

Frontenac Cattlemen show off their superior breeding

Written by  |  Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:11  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
The Frontenac Cattlemen Association welcomed their Stormont counterparts Saturday April 22 for a presentation by two local Cattle breeders, Dave Perry of Perry Maine-Anjou Farm, near Yarker, and DJ Cooke of Otter Creek Farm, which hosted the event. Lunch was provided by Kim Perry at Food Less Traveled in Verona. Of note were Perry's Maine-Anjou stock, as well as some Speckle Park,a breed out of Saskatchewan and one of few breeds developed in Canada,along with Cooke's Wagyu cattle, a Japanese breed that remains a rarity in North America. The Maine-Anjou, according to Perry, are a breed prized for its fastgrowth and docile disposition.  The disposition, he explains, helps it grow at a steadier rate than a more skittish breed, which may beslower to take on…

Frontenac Outfitters floats on under new ownership

Written by  |  Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:02  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
This weekend is Frontenac Outfitters 33rd annual spring sale and although the idyllic location near Frontenac Park may be familiar to some this year's sale will be the first one for new owners Kiley and Zack Fiddis who recently took over this South Frontenac paddlesports business. For Kiley, Zack, and their 2-year old daughter Lyla, it's not only a significant lifestyle change but a dream come true. “This is something we've wanted for a long time,” Zack, a former heating and air-conditioning technician and long-time paddler, told Frontenac News. “The stars kind of aligned.” “It seemed like it was now or never,” Zack said when asked about why they made the move. “Our daughter is young and we'd been looking for a lifestyle change when…

A Heritage Committee for South Frontenac?

Written by  |  Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:41  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
In response to a request from Council, the recently-arrived Manager of Development Services, Forbes Symon, presented an outline of some of the purposes of a heritage committee, and the process by which one could be created. There is a definite community interest in the heritage of the Township: both the Portland District and Area Heritage Society and the Bedford District Historical Society are well established groups. Portland created and operates the South Frontenac Museum, and Bedford has a Research Centre on Westport Road. Five heritage properties were designated by the former Portland Township. Council has three options: Maintain status quo, expand the mandates of the current heritage societies, or create an new Heritage Committee. Should Council choose to create a Heritage Committee they would then,…

Coming together in unique Earth Day event

Written by  |  Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:39  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
While trying to decide what to do with a number of toys she hadn’t used in years, Girl Guide Meghann McKinstry got an inspiration — could they be donated to a thrift store? Or, what if they collected toys from other guides as well as the community, organized a sale and gave the proceeds to the Food Bank. McKinstry ran the idea past her mother, Guider Joanne, who ran it by Guide Leader Kim Deline. It turns out that sort of fundraising isn’t really within the purview of the Girl Guides but seeing that it was Earth Day, and the idea of recycling toys fit in and the Food Bank always needs funds and it was spring cookie season  . . . “We call ourselves…

Melodia Monday

Written by  |  Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:28  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Melodia Monday brings a lively celebration of music by and about Canadians to Sydenham in mid-May. “Funny, toe-tapping and haunting, this program of Canadian songs is a great way to welcome spring, and celebrate our complicated country,” says the Grace Arts Committee; “ The group’s repertoire ranges from Newfoundland to Leonard Cohen, to The Arrogant Worms.” Melodia Monday is an a cappella choir of local and area singers, well known for their performances in many communities in the Kingston area. Concert-goers will also have an opportunity to enjoy the show of fibre art works by Kingston artist Phillida Hargreaves, which will be on display from May 1st at Grace Hall. Grace Arts, which is bringing the group to Sydenham, is a committee of Southern Frontenac…

Citizen Science in the Woods

Written by  |  Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:23  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
On Saturday, May 6, enjoy the great outdoors with a spring walk in the woods and a new citizen science project offered by the Ontario Woodlot Association. The distinctive topography of the Frontenac Axis is the setting for families to take part in a half day of exploration and learning. Registration is required. The Woods Walk will feature forester, Justin Smith, leading an examination of how the geology and the soil shaped the forest on his family’s property. The property is relatively untouched; the last timber harvest was 80 years ago, so this is a good example of a natural Frontenac Axis mixed forest. Wildflowers will be in bloom, so the group can put their heads together identifying flowers and forest plants. In addition, the…

Kingstown Tenors at BellRock!

Written by  |  Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:17  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Good food,  great music, and the company of friends. What could be more fun on a Friday night? The BellRock hall presents Tapas and Tenors, featuring the combined efforts of professional chef Jack Francis and the singing trio the Kingstown Tenors. Tapas are the Spanish version of what we in Canada commonly call appetizers—a selection of delicious finger foods that are a skillful blend of flavours and textures, both savoury and sweet.   In Mexico, similar dishes are called Botanas. Jack, whose alias is “Happy Chef”,  is preparing these for your enjoyment during the concert.  And as a bonus, he can sing, too! The Kingstown Tenors are something really special.  Talent abounds in this fun, local group.  Vocalists Tim Togerson and Danny Young are the other…

5 Star Farm draws an Easter Crowd

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:16  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
5 star farm is located on Scanlan Road, and is easy to reach from either Road 38 or the Village of Sydenham. Curtis and Tracy, who run the farm with help from their children, bought the property in 2014. It is an older farm property with plenty of character, big barns and drive sheds, perfect for them to establish a demonstration farm where they raise a number of animals and organize fun educational events for families nearby to attend and get a taste of rural farm life. They ran a number of events last year, and hosted parties, birthdays and other private functions as well. The most popular events last year were the Easter weekend open house, and a fall harvest event near Halloween. This…

Firearms stolen in South Frontenac

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:02  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
The Frontenac Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a break and enter that occurred at a Snider Road residence in South Frontenac Township. The investigation revealed that sometime between the 7th of April 2017 and the 14th of April 2017, culprit(s) gained access to the residence and stole a laptop, cellphone as well as several firearms. Firearms include;1. Savage Long Range Hunter Riffle with post and scope, .338 caliber, black in colour. 2. Savage Axis Vortex Viper Riffle with a scope, .243 caliber, black in colour. 3. Mossberg 12 -gauge shotgun pump action with scope, a brown wood colour.4. Winchester Ranger 12-gauge pump action shotgun, a light coloured wood. 5. Savage Lady Hunter Riffle with a scope, .308 caliber, a medium brown wood colour.6. Rossi…

Desert Lake Resort noise exemption granted limited one-year trial

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:36  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
South Frontenac Council granted Desert Lake Resort an exemption from its noise bylaw that will allow the resort to hold four concerts this summer at Council’s regular meeting this week in Sydenham. In a recorded vote, Coun. Alan Revill and Ross Sutherland voted against the proposal. The resort had been seeking permission to hold six concerts but many residents on the lake opposed the idea. However, after considerable discussions, most felt two concerts would be acceptable. The final decision is not without restrictions. Concerts (which the resolution refers to as “amplified musical events”) can only be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the Township must be notified three weeks in advance of the date. Furthermore, of the four events, two can be held…

School Project Connects Generations

Written by  |  Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:28  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Elinor Rush, in her role as fibre artist in Loughborough Public School, shows grade one and two students a completed version of the Sensory Blankets she is currently helping them make. Also known as “Fidget Quilts”, these colourful, textural items have been found to calm and occupy people who have Alzheimers or other forms of dementia. The small quilts incorporate a lot of things to distract and occupy an anxious, often confused and restless person: they include a variety of surface textures, soft fringes, bright colours, big buttons in buttonholes, large beads on a ribbon, and even a zipper. It’s an ambitious sewing project for children so young, but Rush has ensured success by doing much of the prep work beforehand, so each child can…

Brad Barbeau joins SF Council

Written by  |  Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:36  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
In January, South Frontenac Council invited Harrowsmith resident Brad Barbeau to fill the vacancy on Council created by Councillor Bill Robinson’s death late last year. Barbeau had been a candidate in Portland district in the last municipal election, and was a close runner-up. “There’s a lot of ‘catchup’ to do,” said Barbeau, in reference to having been dropped into Council halfway through its term; “and I’ve been told I’m a perfectionist.” He added that his fellow councillors have been helpful, both in bringing him up to speed on current issues, and occasionally adjusting what would usually be daytime committee meetings to accommodate his work schedule. In his mid-thirties, Barbeau is the youngest member of Council, and only he and Schjerning have full-time jobs and young…

Off to deliver hot lunches in the rain

Written by  |  Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:26  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Some senior residents of Southern Frontenac were delighted and surprised a week ago Tuesday (April 4) when Mayor Ron Vandewal and members of the local Fire and Rescue team delivered their noon meal. It was all part of a promotion to raise the profile of Southern Frontenac Community Services’ weekly Hot Meals on Wheels program. (Menu this week was soup, salmon with dill sauce, rice and brussels sprouts, or mac and cheese as the alternate main, and chocolate oat bar for dessert.) Vandewal later commented that it had been fun, getting to have a brief chat with people, most of whom he knew. The program’s volunteers currently deliver 30 meals every Tuesday, and the number continues to grow. The hot meals ($7) supplement a wide…

South Frontenac Committee of the Whole

Written by  |  Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:55  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Annual Waste Site ReviewPublic Works Manager Mark Segsworth introduced Stephanie Reader of the engineering firm Cambium, who submitted the annual review of the Township’s waste disposal sites, both active and closed. The five active sites (Portland, Loughborough, Bradshaw, Salem and Green Bay) are all operating well, although Portland, formerly struggling to comply with Ministry of Environment requirements, was the only one that did not have some recommendations for improvement. Five more former landfill sites are still being monitored, and all are considered in good condition. At the current rate of fill, not counting Storrington’s waste which is trucked out of the Township, the combined site life of South Frontenac’s landfills is nineteen years, unchanged from last year Assumption of Portion of Keir RoadForbes Symon brought…
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