Hubbard leads by one at The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial

PGA TOUR Canada – Eight players within three heading to Sunday’s final round

Third round Leaderboard – The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial
(Bold denotes Canadian)

1. Mark Hubbard – 65 (-15)
2. Mackenzie Hughes – 68 (-14)
T-3. David Skinns – 66 (-13)
T-3. Nick Taylor – 67 (-13)
T-3. Cory Renfrew – 68 (-13)

T-3. Hugo Leon – 72 (-13)
T-3. Kyle Stough – 69 (-13)

(August 31, 2013 – Peterborough, ON) – San Jose, California’s Mark Hubbard shot a 6-under par 65 at Wildfire Golf Club on Saturday to take a one shot lead heading into the final round of The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial. – to read more>

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Leon builds three shot lead at The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial

PGA TOUR Canada – Chilean looking for back-to-back wins on PGA TOUR Canada

Second round Leaderboard – The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial
(Bold denotes Canadian)

1. Hugo Leon – 65 (-14)
T-2. Kyle Stough – 68 (-11)
T-2. Mackenzie Hughes – 66 (-11)
4. Cory Renfrew – 67 (-10)
T-5. Nick Taylor – 67 (-9)

T-5. Derek Berg – 67 (-9)
T-5. Mark Hubbard – 65 (-9)

(August 30, 2013 – Peterborough, ON) – Santiago, Chile’s Hugo Leon kept his streak of strong play going Friday, firing a 6-under par 65 to reach 14-under par total through 36 holes and building a three shot lead at The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial. – to read more>

Gananoque – Ultimate Fishing Town Wins Big

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by Lorraine Payette, written August 24, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Gananoque celebrated in the early morning of August 22. A select handful of fishing enthusiasts gathered at the berm in Joel Stone Heritage Park to receive awards, prizes, donations and recognition for some of the great things that have happened this past year.

The “Gananoque, Ontario’s Ultimate Fishing Town 2013” (UFT 2013) committee was out in force to make sure all of the right people were recognized for their contributions. On hand were committee members Sandra Wright of Executive Secretarial Services & Art Supplies, Fred Casnaw of The What Not Shoppe and Darrell Bradley of Regional Web Portals. – to read more>

Leon, Stough share lead at The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial

PGA TOUR Canada – Wong, Choi one shot back after one round in Peterborough

First round Leaderboard – The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial
(Bold denotes Canadian)

T-1. Hugo Leon – 63 (-8)
T-1. Kyle Stough – 63 (-8)
T-3. Eugene Wong – 64 (-7)
T-3. Albin Choi – 64 (-7)
T-5. Mackenzie Hughes – 65 (-6)
T-5. Cory Renfrew – 65 (-6)

(August 29, 2013 – Peterborough, ON) – Santiago, Chile’s Hugo Leon and Laurel, Maryland’s Kyle Stough shot a pair of 8-under 63s Thursday at Wildfire Golf Club to share the lead after the first round of The Wildfire Invitational presented by PC Financial. – to read more>

100 Years of Ploughing Competitions to Be Celebrated in Lansdowne

100 years and going strong

100 years and going strong

by Lorraine Payette, written August 28, 2013

(LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO) With all the advances in agriculture over time, a straight furrow is still important. And the 4-H is still going strong, teaching young people this and all the other skills they need to keep farms alive and healthy far into the future.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the International Ploughing Match. – to read more>

Blue Piano Coming to Gananoque

by Lorraine Payette, written August 28, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Get ready for some fun musical art as the Blue Piano comes to Gananoque on Thursday, August 29. The piano is being installed, and festivities will begin at 4:00 pm at the Farmers Market in Town Park as Monika Seiler and Alison Macdonald from “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (currently playing at the Thousand Islands Playhouse) come out to play a little something for those assembled at the site. – to read more>

GTI Chamber of Commerce’s Forward Vision Casting Bright Light on the Future

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by Lorraine Payette, written August 23, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Gananoque is moving into a brighter future, according to Gananoque 1,000 Islands Chamber of Commerce President Joe Baptista. The Chamber held their annual breakfast, titled “Forward Vision”, at Cousins on King in Gananoque on Friday August 23. The three speakers for the morning’s program were MP Gord Brown, Leeds-Grenville; MPP Steve Clark, also Leeds-Grenville; and Baptista.

“We have a multi-faceted plan for the Chamber,” said Baptista. “One of the things that’s become very evident in this day and age is that the Chambers need to be run more like the businesses that we serve. This means running effective programs that meet the needs of our businesses and of our partners, providing services and leadership in a timely and relevant fashion, but doing so in a fiscally responsible way.” to read more

Thousand Islands Bridge 75 Years Old and Going Strong

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by Lorraine Payette, written August 18, 2013

(ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY) A hush fell over the crowd as the guest speaker stepped onto the platform at the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority property on Collins Landing in Alexandria Bay, NY. The large white festival tent was filled to capacity and more, with 300 people seated and others standing in ranks four and more deep around the perimeter to listen to Brockville, Ontario, historian Brian Phillips speak on the 75th Anniversary of the Thousand Islands Bridge, which connects Lansdowne, Ontario, Canada with Alexandria Bay, New York, US. More than 2,000 people had come out to participate in the celebrations, which included musicians, vendors and a field of 360 antique cars and vehicles which were polished up and ready to show off for the occasion.

“It’s great to have Brian Phillips as a resource, because he’s taken the time and learned all about it and was able to share that with everyone here,” said Shane Sanford, Bridge spokesman. – to read more>

4th Annual Mallorytown Village Fair a Bigger Delight than Ever

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by Lorraine Payette, written August 24, 2013

(MALLORYTOWN, ONTARIO) The 4th Mallorytown Village Fair, held on the grounds at the Mallorytown Community Centre, proved that once you’ve found the right formula, you just keep getting better and better.

Over 500 people came out to enjoy a step back in time on August 24 as vendors and entertainers, costumed interpreters and skilled craftspeople came out to let everyone see just how wonderful a time you can have. Perfect weather enhanced the day, and people of all ages found something to keep them happy at the fair. – to read more>

Hugo Leon wins The Great Waterway Classic for second PGA TOUR Canada win

PGA TOUR Canada – 28-year old birdies two of last three holes for one-shot victory

Final Leaderboard – The Great Waterway Classic
(Bold denotes Canadian)

1. Hugo Leon – 67 (-22)
2. Brandon Harkins – 62 (-21)
3. Sean Shahi – 70 (-20)
T-4. Will Strickler – 65 (-18)
T-4. Josh Anderson – 66 (-18)
T-4. Joe Panzeri – 67 (-18)

(August 24, 2013 – Morrisburg, ON) – With birdies on two of his final three holes, Santiago, Chile’s Hugo Leon won The Great Waterway Classic on Sunday, shooting a final round 67 to win by one over Scottsdale, Arizona’s Brandon Harkins.

Leon earned his second career PGA TOUR Canada win and moved to no. 4 on the season long Order of Merit, in position to earn one of The Five Web.com Tour cards available at season’s end. – to read more>