Battle Of The Bands 2009

Written by  |  Thursday, 05 November 2009 08:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Samuel Powell is a student at Sydenham High School, and this semester he is taking part in a focus program at Napanee High School called "Let’s Make A Demo". It is a music-oriented program where the students write music, record and put on shows. Samuel and other student musicians are organizing a “Battle of the Bands”, which will be held at Napanee District Secondary School in Gym 1, on Friday November 13, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is only $5 at the door. The “Let’s Make a Demo” focus program provides students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in pursuing their dream to be involved in the music industry. The goal of the program is to enable the students not only to play an instrument but also…

Halloween fundraiser for the new Gilda’s Club of Southeastern Ontario

Written by  |  Thursday, 05 November 2009 08:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Etta Cerisano, Joanne Franke and Anita Alton at the Sydehman fundraiser for the new Gilda's Club of Southeastern Ontario Keeping in the spirit of the late Gilda Radner, the comedian of Saturday Night Live fame who succumbed to ovarian cancer at the age of 42, Anita Alton and Etta Cerasino of Sydenham joined forces once again to organize the 3rd annual Hallowe’en Benefit Dance, a third party fundraiser benefiting the newly formed Gilda’s Club of South Eastern Ontario. Since 1991, 21 Gilda’s Clubs have been established all over Canada and the United States, providing emotional and social support for 50,000 cancer patients, their friends and families free of charge. The new centre is one of nine that is still in the preliminary developmental stages and…

Harrowsmith community supports New Leaf Link program

Written by  |  Thursday, 05 November 2009 08:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Mural completed by Nicolas, Stefan, Amy and Joel, participants in the New Leaf Link's equestrian/arts program. Photo courtesy Dr. Karin Steiner Dr. Karin Steiner, executive director of New Leak Link (NeLL), a not-for-profit, charitable educational program dedicated to the community inclusion of adults with developmental disabilities, who are ages 18-65 and living in South Frontenac Township, was thrilled to receive a donation by the Harrowsmith Oddfellows and Rebekahs. Noble Grands Frances Young of the Princess Elizabeth Lodge 358 and Wayne Gard of the Athena Lodge 306 presented a $600 cheque to Dr. Steiner on Nov.2 at the Golden Links Hall in Harrowsmith. The funds will assist the NeLL program, which began in the spring and focuses on linking participants with opportunities to learn, live and…

South Frontenac Council - Nov. 9, 2009

Written by  |  Thursday, 05 November 2009 08:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Slip lane or slippery slope – Robinson argues for rebate Bill Robinson is one angry councilor and he doesn’t mind letting people know about it. “It’s so close to discrimination, as far as I’m concerned, that it is discrimination,” he said in an interview on Tuesday afternoon. What has the long-time Portland District councillor in South Frontenac so steamed is the fact that two commercial proponents on Road 38 within the village of Harrowsmith have faced different requirements from the township, with one of them facing a $25,000 fee for the construction of an extra lane on the highway to control traffic entering their proposed business. The proponent facing the $25,000 fee intends to open a greenhouse business at the south end of the village…

Sydenham triathlete takes the bronze at World Championships

Written by  |  Thursday, 08 October 2009 09:34  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Sydenham triathlete Scott Takala (far right) wins a bronze medal at the ITU World Championships Grand Final held in Gold Coast, Australia Sept. 12. Photo courtesy of Scott Takala No one was more surprised than 24-year-old Sydenham triathlete Scott Takala, who after completing a full course triathlon at the ITU World Championships Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia on Sept 12, found out minutes after the race that he had won the bronze medal. The win makes Takala the 3rd fastest triathlete in the world in the 20 to 24-year-old category. Scott recalled, “I was absolutely ecstatic. I went into the race hoping to place in the top 15 but when I found out later that I won the bronze I couldn’t believe it.” Standing 5’7”…

South Frontenac Council - Oct. 6, 2009

Written by  |  Thursday, 08 October 2009 09:34  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Sydenham WI Presentation Carol Faires, speaking on behalf of the Sydenham Women’s Institute, presented Council with photo portraits of South Frontenac Township’s first three mayors. In her introduction, Ms. Faires listed some of the WI’s many contributions to the Sydenham community since the group began in the village in 1919. Proving the power of imagination, determination and bake sales, they have supported numerous educational projects, including public speaking in the schools, swimming lessons, scholarships and the collecting and preserving of local historical records. They have served dinners for seniors, organized community Hallowe’en parties, provided furnishings for public buildings and hospitals, donated the oak entrance doors to the township hall, and for many years, contributed to the upkeep of the hall itself. Together with the then…

Fourth Bubba Bowl: memories and great football

Written by  |  Thursday, 08 October 2009 09:34  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Sydenham’s Junior Eagles beat the Frontenac Falcons 27-7 at the Fourth annual Bubba Bowl It was a rainy night under the lights at the fourth annual Bubba Bowl held at the Point in Sydenham, October 2, but that didn’t stop 2000+ football fans from coming out for the Golden Eagles junior/senior double header against the Frontenac Falcons, Sydenham’s arch rivals who beat them at the finish of last year’s contest. It was an opportunity not only for fast and furious football under the bright lights but also a time for staff, players, fans, friends and family to remember Alex (“Bubba”) Turcotte, whom the bowl is named for, a former player with the Golden Eagles and grade 12 Sydenham high school student who passed away in…

Sydenham Principal Finds Sometimes the grass is greener

Written by  |  Thursday, 01 October 2009 09:34  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Sydenham High School Principal Shawn Lehman, in his newly decorated office. That seems to be the case for Shawn Lehman. Lehman joined the Limestone District School Board this fall as the new principal of Sydenham High School after working 10 years in the Upper Canada District School Board from his home base of Brockville. He was greeted with a thick carpet of sod, a golf cart, some clubs and a flag when he opened the door to his office at SHS early on Monday morning. “I don't know who did this,” he said later in the day, “but I think they have some IT experience.” Lehman joined his predecessors, other new principals and vice principals at the school who found that some mischievous underlings made…

South Frontenac Council - Jan 22/09

Written by  |  Tuesday, 27 January 2009 06:38  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Energy matters dominate quiet meeting Meeting for the second week in a row, South Frontenac Council had very little business to attend to other than considering an Official Plan amendment and a road closing application in the public meeting portion of the agenda. In terms of regular business, the only issues of consequence were two proposals by the Chief Building Official, Alan Revill, regarding energy use. In a report, Revill proposed that the township join a bulk energy buying co-op called Local Authority Services (LAS) which is a subsidiary of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. Joining LAS would protect the township from the impacts of changes to energy pricing that are coming on stream on May 1 of this year. As of that date,…

Flyers on the road to securing a playoff spot

Written by  |  Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
The Frontenac Flyers clinched a 3-1 win against the Colborne Cobras in their Sunday home game at the Frontenac Arena in Piccadilly. The team came back with a win after being beaten 4-1 the day before by Colborne. Sunday's win was an important one for the Flyers since it helps to secure their goal of a 3rd place standing in the division and a spot in the playoffs. Before Sunday’s game the team was feeling the pressure of the teams just behind them, especially Picton and Colborne, who’ve both been playing very well as of late. Before his team took to the ice, coach Rob Lalonde spelled it out: “I think the key thing is consistency: becoming consistent, game in and game out. We have…

Sydenham Water Safe, But Still Needs Upgrade

Written by  |  Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Dr. Ian Gemmill, the head of KFL&A Public Health, reiterated his assurances that Sydenham water is safe to drink “in the short and long term” despite the fact that levels for trihalomethanes (THMs) are well above acceptable limits. On the other hand Jim Mahoney from Environment Canada said that the problem needs to be dealt with, and this could happen before the end of 2009. The solution could cost as much as $1.4 million, and even though Mahoney said he is optimistic that a federal grant under the Build Canada Fund would fund the project, Sydenham residents will likely be paying for a share of the upgrade to the two-year-old plant. Sydenham Water was the subject of a public meeting at the South Frontenac Township…

South Frontenac Council - Jan. 13/09

Written by  |  Thursday, 15 January 2009 06:37  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
Grumpy over splitting costs of road repair South Frontenac Public Works Manager Mark Segsworth brought forth a recommendation that South Frontenac agree to pay $4,127 to Central Frontenac to cover half the cost of bringing up the level of what Segsworth described as a “private laneway driveway in the vicinity of Arena Boundary Road.” Segsworth wanted council to make it clear, however, in submitting the payment that “any future maintenance requirements on this laneway/driveway will be the sole responsibility of the Township of Central Frontenac.” The road in question bisects the two townships, and it contains a low spot which had been subject to flooding due to persistent beaver damming on private lands in South Frontenac and some land that is under the jurisdiction of…

Sydenham Woman to Climb Africa's Kilimanjaro

Written by  |  Thursday, 08 January 2009 06:36  |  Published in SOUTH FRONTENAC
For most people January is the time of year to slow down after the Christmas rush. And for Leslie Myles, a Sydenham resident who is a franchise owner for four Body Shop stores in Kingston and Belleville, it is usually inventory time. But not this year. On Monday afternoon, Leslie flew out of Toronto, bound for Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro. She left her business, and her husband and teenage children to fend for themselves for a couple of weeks, and will be joining 11 other women who will make the five-day hike and climb to the summit of the mountain, the tallest in Africa. For Leslie Myles the climb combines two passions: the great outdoors and community service. “I love the outdoors and the challenge…
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