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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:58


Christmas gift and craft sale – 6522 Road 38, Verona. Thursday, November 16 3pm-8pm, Friday November 17, 1pm-8pm, Saturday November 18 10am-3pm

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:39

MARSHALL, Cecilia Agatha

Peacefully at Country View Care, Godfrey on Monday October 30, 2017 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce Bertrim. Sadly missed by step sons Gary (Janet) and Jeff Bertrim. Predeceased by son Max (Brenda). Sister in law of Ralph and the Late Donald (Audrey) , Stan (Reta), Melvena, (George), Mona (Keith), Claude (Joyce). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Following cremation a Celebration of life will be held at Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham Friends will be received from 11 am on Saturday November 18, 2017 until service at 12 noon. Royal Canadian Legion Hollywood Branch 425 will hold legion service at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers donations to Hollywood Legion Branch 425 would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences at

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:38


August 13, 1938 - November 8, 2017 Passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family at the Perth Hospital. Anne McCormack, beloved wife of Keith MacInnis. Loving mother to Joanne Cowan (Bill). Will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Laurie Yateman (Kevin), Kelly Kehoe (Robin) and her great grandchildren Hayden and Hannah Kehoe and Liam Yateman. In keeping with Anne's wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service. Memorial donations to the Perth Hospital, Great War Memorial Site, 33 Drummond Street West, Perth, Ontario K7H 2K1 would be appreciated by the family.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:36

O’Connor, James “Jim”

After a long battle with cancer, Jim passed away peacefully at Providence Care on Saturday November 11, 2017, with his wife Amanda by his side. Loving father of Stephen and Kevin. Dear brother of Doug (Valerie). Survived by his mother Betty and predeceased by his father Bill. Jim’s inspirational journey inspired people from near and far with his battle with cancer. Jim loved his trucking career, camping at the KOA and striking up a conversation with everyone he met. He will be deeply missed by all. A Celebration of Life in Jim’s memory will be held at the Verona Lions Hall, 4504 Verona Sand Rd, Verona on Saturday November 18th, 2017 from 2-7 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to KingstonCataraqui Cremation Service, Kingston.


Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:58

The Tree of Hope

The Tree of Hope – one of the oldest holiday appeals in Southeastern Ontario – begins in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington November 20. The campaign is expected to help 900 kids with toys, food, clothing and other items.
The Tree of Hope is the annual Holiday appeal of Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington – a 123 year old Children’s Aid Society. The Agency has been running holiday appeals every December for most of its existence.

This year, the campaign will feature two “official” permanent Trees of Hope – young evergreen trees planted outside at the Agency’s 817 Division Street office in Kingston and 99 Advance Avenue office in Napanee. Both will be dedicated in special public evening ceremonies – Saturday, November 25 at 7pm at Division Street and Sunday, November 26 at 7pm at Advance Avenue. All are welcome to attend. The Agency is currently running an online contest to name both trees.

All the details about how to give, what to give and where to give it are online at or by calling (613) 545-3227.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:44

Logan Murray in Tamworth

On November 18th Logan Murray returns to the Tamworth Legion Hall to perform a night of original songs with his band The Handsome Liars.

Murray took over the Tamworth Legion last fall, throwing a party to celebrate the release of his most recent record 'Ninety Five Acres' and packed the place with folks looking to boogie. It was a great night of music and a real medley of genres as Murray and his bands jumped from song to song touching on the blues, rock and roll, and folk.

'Ninety Five Acres' is a collection of 10 original songs that Murray wrote and recorded at his home studio in Elm Tree. The tunes reflect Murray's unique character and often manifest as humorous and original observations of the world around him touching on politics, rural life, and his love of the blues.
Also on the bill for November 18th is veteran Canadian singer-songwriter Pat Temple and his band The Hi-Lo Players who play a mix of rockabilly, western swing, and jump blues.
Doors open at 7pm. Music starts at 7:30pm

You can purchase tickets at or at the door during the night of the concert.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:06

NAEC Trick or Eat - results

The students of North Addington Education Centre suited up on October 31st in their Campbell’s Soup Costumes, to collect items for the food bank. For the second time ever, items were collected in Denbigh, for the Denbigh Food Bank.

About ten secondary students were spread out between Flinton, Northbrook, Cloyne, and Denbigh to collect non-perishable food items, instead of tricking or treating for candy. The students are not strangers to supporting the community who supports them.
This is the seventh year for the very successful event. We visited as many households as possible, but we know that some houses were missed- especially those on back roads, or not in a very central area. If you have food that you would like for us to pick up, please call Candice Bovard throughout the week at 613-336-8991.

On behalf of students and staff, the principal, Angela Salmond, would like to thank the community for their contributions to our food drive efforts over the years: “I always have a feeling of tremendous pride when students come to my door, excitedly telling me about all of the food they have collected, and how families have bags or boxes ready at the door. Thank you to the community for continually supporting this event and investing in our children”.

Items can also be dropped off at North Addington, or the Denbigh Medical Centre.

The Land Between charity in partnership with Watersheds Canada (makers of the Love your Lake program) are piloting the new Blue Lake ecolabel program for Cottage Country! It is poised to be the gold standard in lake stewardship. The Land Between has spent 7 years in developing and testing a new interactive database that combines water quality data, with fisheries information, and shoreline development data. This new database can also accommodate Love Your Lake data and other data sets and it is able to receive and instantly process new data entered from lake stewards, landowners, anglers and biologists. The database can already assess trends, highlight issues, and also be used for research. For example, we have been able to test and highlight shifts in lake health for many lakes in Haliburton county, and allude to what areas within the lake that need attention. Therefore, too we can highlight stewardship actions to take in order to help. “It is the first time in Ontario’s history that we have put all the key pieces of information that relate to lake health together in one digital warehouse.” Says Leora Berman, CEO of The Land Between charity. The database was developed with support of Sir Sandford Fleming geomatics students and using the best available science.

It has been peer reviewed by a team of biologists from Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) and Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (OMOECC). Now, The Land Between and Watersheds Canada are poised to pilot a new ecolabel called “Blue Lakes Program” that will use this database (and companion app) as a core part of its framework. Lake associations that agree to adopt stewardship principles and actions will receive the ecolabel and with it, access to the database and app, as well as all the scientific data that is housed in the database, and also the realtime information that it generates about their lake. Ecolabel stewardship actions will include providing education to lake residents on best management practices, water quality monitoring, improving boating practices, and advancing natural shorelines on their lakes through planting projects. While enrolled lakes are recognized under the label and have access to the database, the platform will also contain educational content and links to news, research, and resources, and other cool and emerging features such as the Natural Edge shoreline restoration app. Enrolled lakes will also have ready access to ongoing stewardship programs, such as The Land Between’s Design Your Own Shoreline Garden Before launching the program across the region and beyond, the team are looking to partner with interested lake associations in order to pilot the program, to ensure that it is state of the art and effective.

Both Leora Berman and Watersheds Canada, Executive Director, Barbara King, agree that there are many benefits to cooperation under this new program; “This new project is a perfect complement to the Love Your Lake Program that has been so successful in raising awareness about lake health in Ontario. It is a stewardship-based ecolabel that combines the best of science and modern technology. We hope that it will empower landowners to take informed actions in order to sustain the health of our lakes for the foreseeable future.” If your lake association is interested in piloting the ecolabel, or for more information, contact Leora Berman or Barb King by visiting

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:45

NFLT Celebrates Where We Live

You might remember about 25 Years ago, in the early days of the North Frontenac Little Theatre, a production called “Fontenoma” was presented at the high school to much acclaim. It was a motley collection of locally written skits and songs. Those attending that show might remember Zeke from Zealand, The Ladies’ Committee, The Gift Shoppe and more.

Now in 2017, to help celebrate Canada 150 some of these songs and skits, updated for the times, will be reprised in this fall’s production, renamed Sunshine Sketches of Our Little Towns. Aspects of life in Frontenac County; the histories of logging and the railway, cottaging, snowmobiling, local foods, duck hunting season and more are celebrated.

Central to the show is a short play The Wedding, written 26 years ago by Debbie Ibey and Carol Hillier. Set on the opening day of duck hunting season…….. well, you can probably imagine the rest!

Those attending the show at GREC on November 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th will recognise a number of the area’s regular actors as well as some new but very familiar faces. Tickets will be available from the Sharbot Lake Pharmacy, the Tip Top Dollar shop, from your local NFLT participants or call 279-2777.
Come sing and laugh along with us- in Frontenac.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:25

Gruden, William John

William Gruden, my love, passed away on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 peacefully at Perth Hospital. We will miss him terribly as well as his adopted family and many friends. Arrangements will be held privately for the family. In remembrance, contributions to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Services are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth. Condolences may be made at

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