Working Together to Reduce West Nile Virus Infections

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit – July 30, 2013

(LEEDS-GRENVILLE, ONTARIO) We all play a role in reducing the number of mosquitoes in our communities, and when we all do our part we will reduce the risk of West Nile Virus. – to read more>

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TIA Seeks Members to Help Keep Folks Off the Rocks

Thousand Islands Association

Thousand Islands Association

by Lorraine Payette, written February 23, 2013

(TLTI, ONTARIO) Anyone who does any boating in the Thousand Islands has seen the shoal markers. Wherever there is a rock, or other danger, it is clearly pointed out by one of these friendly little sentinels as it bobs in the waves, reminding people to steer clear. Most people simply assume they are another sign of our tax payer dollars at work, and would never question their existence.

But that is a big mistake. – to read more>

Put Physiotherapy Changes On Hold, Clark Tells Health Minister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 26, 2013

LEEDS-GRENVILLE SENIORS CONCERNED ABOUT IMPACT OF AUGUST 1 CUTS

( BROCKVILLE ) – Looming cuts to physiotherapy services for seniors, in particular those in long-term care and retirement residences, should be put on hold until the impact can be fully measured, said Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark. – to read more>

Thousand Islands Playhouse Fish Fry Fundraiser

AUGUST 3, 2013, OPENING NIGHT OF THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

GANANOQUE, ON –Every year, friends of the playhouse gather on the decks to celebrate another summer of world-class entertainment at the annual fish fry fundraiser. Join the party this year on the opening night of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on August 3rd, 5:30pm at the Springer Theatre and enjoy fish, fries, a selection of salads and ice cream with your ticket purchase. A cash bar will be available, and everyone is welcome to take part in the variety of fundraising games for a chance to win some great prizes! (Participation by donation). – to read more>

Bayview Place Island Savings Open presented by Times Colonist to run through 2016

PGA TOUR Canada – PGA TOUR Canada event to stay in Victoria

(July 25, 2013 – Victoria, B.C.) – The Victoria Open Golf Society is proud to announce that Bayview Place and Island Savings have stepped forward to solidify Victoria’s PGA TOUR Canada event from 2014 through 2016.The Bayview Place Island Savings Open presented by Times Colonist will see Bayview Place and Island Savings support the tournament to continue as the longest continuous tournament on the PGA TOUR Canada schedule, with the Victoria Times Colonist continuing to take a prominent role and continue its longstanding support as presenting sponsor. – to read more>

Big Bass Challenge Better than Ever

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by Lorraine Payette, written July 10, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) A field of 500 participants were invited out to try their hand at the second annual Big Bass Challenge held in Gananoque from July 6-7. Early morning rain brought out the anglers and the fish were biting with a vengeance. This fantastic event took place on the St. Lawrence River and was open to amateurs of all ages and from all places who enjoy the thrill and sport of fine bass fishing. In addition to the fishing, the Challenge reached out to assist three charities – McKenna’s Dream, Ms Bassin’ and Tim Horton’s Kids Camps. – to read more>

TI Playhouse’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Is B-I-G F-U-N

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by Lorraine Payette, written on July 24, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) “The word is …”

The sweating, the tooth grinding, the agony, and… the right answer!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee throws you right back through time, back to when lunch was fine if it was peanut butter and jam on white bread with a big glass of milk. Back to play yards and school bullies and whispering secrets with your best friends. Back to being 10- or 11- or 12- years old. Back to spelling bees, and all they could really mean. – to read more>

Nothing Can Sink Second Annual GDHS Fur Ball

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by Lorraine Payette, written on July 19, 2013

(ROCKPORT, ONTARIO) It looked like a job for Noah’s ark on July 19 when the skies opened over Rockport and the winds came up. But a severe thunderstorm wasn’t about to put the Gananoque and District Humane Society’s (GDHS) second annual Fur Ball aground. – to read more>

149th Lansdowne Fair Crowing with Success

by Lorraine Payette, written July 21, 2013

“Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken,
Lay a little egg for me!”
– children’s folk song

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Parade

(LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO) The parade swept grandly through the village on July 18, with chicken aficionados on every float, and marchers strutting their stuff. At four locations along the route, Dreams In Motion produced crowd pleasing flash mobs, doing the chicken dance and asking everyone to join in. The Colonel for the Day brought his “buck-buck-bucKET!” as chickens rode horses and bicycles. The St. Lawrence District Medical Centre marched as turkeys, and everyone fluffed up and flapped their wings to be their absolute best. – to read more>