New Model Parliament Program a Great Opportunity for Students

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, October 31, 2013

(QUEEN’S PARK) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is encouraging high-school aged students from the riding with an interest in provincial affairs and current events to apply to be part of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s new Model Parliament Program. – to read more>


Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

by Catherine Robinson, Clinical Coordinator, Language Express PSL

Don’t Wait and See!
It is very important that your child be able to speak clearly and ask questions, listen and follow instructions, and play appropriately with other children. 10-12% of preschool children have speech and language difficulties that will make it hard for them to succeed in school and in life. – to read more>

Get In the Mood for “At The Canoe Club Dance” with Deborah Dunleavy

Deborah Dunleavy as Bea Tompkins

Deborah Dunleavy as Bea Tompkins

by Lorraine Payette and Deborah Dunleavy

(Gananoque, Ontario) Get ready for a magical trip back through time to the Swing Era of the 1940’s. Dunleavy’s warmly nostalgic one-woman musical features classics by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and other great swing composers. “At The Canoe Club Dance” opens on November 8, 8:00 pm, at the Ourtown Theatre, 365 William Street South in Gananoque, and runs for three performances. – to read more>

A Little Jazz Mass to Be Performed at Christ Church

Melodia Monday at Christ Church in Gananoque

Melodia Monday at Christ Church in Gananoque

by Lorraine Payette, written October 24, 2013

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
– Psalm 100 King James Version

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) On Sunday, October 27, Christ Church (Anglican) in Gananoque is going to come alive with music as it hosts a performance of “A Little Jazz Mass”, part of yet separate from Jammin’ in the Islands. – to read more>

Annual Halloween Party Creeping into Dreams In Motion



by Lorraine Payette, written October 22, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Scary things are happening at Dreams In Motion. Over at the Ourtown Theatre, 365 William Street South in Gananoque, decorations are going up and preparations are being made for their annual “Family Halloween Party”.

“On October 26th from 6pm-9pm we’ll be inviting all the ghosts, goblins black cats, witches and everyone else out to celebrate with us,” says Kerri Paquette of Dreams. “We will have a DJ, costume contests, door prizes, treats, crafts, lots of games and a special surprise. Tickets are $5 each and all funds go to Dreams In Motion.” – to read more>

Fifth Jammin’ In the 1,000 Islands Will Be Smokin’

Melodia Monday gets down to business as they practice at Christ Church

Melodia Monday gets down to business as they practice at Christ Church

by Lorraine Payette, written October 21, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Name your music, and Gananoque will see to it that you can have it live on the weekend of October 25-27. Jammin’ In The 1,000 Islands is back for its fifth sizzling year, bringing all your favourites from throughout the area.

Every possible venue throughout the town will be filled with live music, from restaurants to storefronts, to fabulous feature cabaret performances at the Firehall Theatre. – to read more>

Flu Season Is Fast Approaching

by Susan Healey, Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit – submitted October 21, 2013

(LEEDS-GRENVILLE) Influenza is a preventable illness that can be very dangerous to some individuals. Because influenza is extremely contagious and is capable of spreading rapidly from person to person, it is important for individuals to follow these steps to protect themselves as well as others in the community: Get a flu shot, wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, keep frequently touched hard surfaces clean and disinfected, cover your cough, and stay home when you are sick. – to read more>

Salt-Water Moon Makes Magic for End of Season

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by Lorraine Payette, written October 20, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Jacob Mercer is about ready to admit he’s a fool. Maybe a bit of a heel, a jerk, perhaps even a rogue. But he’s returned to Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, after a whole year away to win back the love of his life and start over in perfect, newfound happiness. At 18 he’s a new man, mature, and ready for anything.

Mary Snow, however, has other plans in mind. She, too, has had a whole year to grow and think. And she thinks she’d really prefer marrying Jerome McKenzie, a rich man’s son and Jacob’s nemesis. After all, he’s reliable, he’s predictable, the future will be so secure with him….

But when the two start sparking under that Salt-Water Moon, surprises are in store for all concerned. – to read more>