Dreams in Motion Presents 9th Annual Christmas Festival

Christmas at Dreams in Motion

Christmas at Dreams in Motion

by Lorraine Payette, written November 29, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Let the magic begin! It’s time once again for the Christmas Festival over at Dreams in Motion in Gananoque. As the theatre school’s largest fundraiser, there is plenty to do and see, and a chance for everyone to visit Santa as well.

The event runs from 4:00 pm on November 29 – 5:00 pm on December 1, and features two performances of “The Grinch” as well as an adults’ masquerade ball. New to the programme, the ball is hoped to add that extra level of fantasy and excitement to the weekend for those 19 and over. – to read more>

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Freedom, Oh, Freedom

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by Lorraine Payette, written November 28, 2013

“When in danger or in doubt
Run in circles, scream and shout…”
– Leslie Simpson, ca. 1970

Freedom, yes, but probably not in the way you’re thinking. If life were that easy, I would never have thought to try a new column.

I woke up this morning with the hymn, “Enter, Rejoice and Come In!” clanging insistently in my head. We all get ear worms, but not that one, and especially not on first waking up. However, it felt like someone was trying to tell me something, and I’m trying to learn to listen. – to read more>

Clark Calls for End to MPAC Attacks on Local Food Producers

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville, written November 28, 2013

Stop Treating Local Food Like Cash Cow, MPP Tells Finance Minister

(QUEEN’S PARK) – MPP Steve Clark stood up today for local food producers in Leeds-Grenville whose entrepreneurial efforts are being plowed under by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

During Question Period this morning, Clark called on Finance Minister Charles Sousa to take action immediately to end MPAC’s practice of slapping local food producers with punitive industrial and commercial property tax designations. – to read more>

MPP Clark Hosts Annual Christmas Reception on December 8

Clark invites all to be his guest

Clark invites all to be his guest

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville, written November 26, 2013

(BROCKVILLE) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark is inviting residents from the riding to take a break during this busy time of year and join him at his annual Community Christmas Reception.

This year’s event is being held on Sunday, December 8 from 3-5 p.m. at the Quality Hotel Royal Brock, 100 Stewart Boulevard in Brockville. – to read more>

Tips for Dealing with Cold Weather

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by Susan Healey, Communications Coordinator, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, November 26, 2013

(Leeds, Grenville and Lanark) Another Canadian winter is here! Frostbite and hypothermia are real potential dangers especially for individuals who are out in the elements for long periods of time; those who have a decreased sensation in their extremities; and children.

Frostbite is the freezing of skin and the layers of tissue underneath the skin. It usually occurs when temperatures drop below -4 degrees C. Frostbite is hard to feel, so when enjoying the outdoors make sure to check for white or grey spots on skin or areas that have lost feeling. Sometimes tingling or pain can be a warning sign of frostbite. Frostbite usually occurs in hands, feet, nose and ears. – to read more>

Jon Abrams Hockey Song “For the Love of the Game” Needs Your Votes

Jon Abrams, formerly of Gananoque, singer/songwriter – “The Hockey Song:  For the Love of the Game”.  (Submitted photo)

Jon Abrams, formerly of Gananoque, singer/songwriter – “The Hockey Song: For the Love of the Game”. (Submitted photo)

by Lorraine Payette, written November 25, 2013

For the love of the game, playing on a backyard pond
For the love of the game, rockin’ when we sing this song
For the love of the game, feeling that home town pride
For the love of the game, one timer and the crowd goes wild
For the love of the game
– Jon Abrams, “For the Love of the Game”

A son of Gananoque is on his way to the top and he’s hoping for help from everyone in the region.

When a lot of hockey fans were feeling down in the dumps due to the NHL lockout last year, Jon Abrams came to the rescue just in time for the holidays. – to read more>

Joyce Clare Memorial Spiel Raising Funds to Help Fight Cancer

by Lorraine Payette, written November 21, 2013

I’m heading out with my curlers tonight
For our regular Friday Night Flight
And I know it’s been said
That I’ve got rocks in my head
I’m heading out with my curlers tonight!
– The Curlers’ Waltz

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) The Clare Family knows what it’s like to lose someone to lung cancer. About twelve years ago, Joyce Clare succumbed to the disease, leaving behind her husband Grover and a strong, active family of ardent curlers. – to read more>

Clark Stands Up Again for North Grenville Residential Hospice

Beth Donovan Project ‘Ready to Move Forward,’ MPP Tells Minister

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville, written November 21, 2013

(QUEEN’S PARK) – Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews has committed to personally looking into a proposal by North Grenville’s Beth Donovan Hospice for funding to create a long-awaited residential hospice in the community.

The minister’s commitment came during questioning by Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark at a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Estimates at Queen’s Park. – to read more>

Announcing New Prenatal Classes Offered at 6 Different Sites in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

by Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, written November 18, 2013

Public Health Nurses will be teaching Prenatal Classes (4 sessions) from the following locations: Almonte, Brockville, Carleton Place, Gananoque, Kemptville and Smiths Falls.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our New Prenatal Classes to expectant parents. These improved prenatal classes, reflect our commitment to evidence-based best practice in healthy pregnancy. – to read more>

Gananoque Gathers in Remembrance of All Who Served

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Faces of All Ages Came Out to Pay Tribute

By Lorraine Payette, written November 13, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) The rain fell like icy tears, splattering camera lenses and chilling participants as Gananoque gathered in Town Park on November 11 to celebrate Remembrance Day. – to read more>