Community Events – Gananoque and TLTI

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Events listing from October 12 – 18, 2017:

Thursday, October 12:

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Take a Bite Out of Lyme Disease

A good baker’s dozen of people in Gananoque took time to “Take a Bite out of Lyme Disease” on April 19

A good baker’s dozen of people in Gananoque took time to “Take a Bite out of Lyme Disease” on April 19

by Lorraine Payette, written April 20, 2015

(Gananoque, ON) Wendy Yaxley Aitkin is small but mighty, just like the deer tick she is trying to eradicate from the planet. A chronic Lyme Disease sufferer, she knows just how powerful something as tiny as the period at the end of this sentence or the dot over an “i” can truly be.

“(We need to do) anything we can do to wake people up,” she said. “Ticks are small and they will take away your life, if you are not educated.” – to read more>

Town of Gananoque Water Services Freezing

Cooking dinner next to canner full of hot water

Cooking dinner next to canner full of hot water

by Shelley Hirstwood, February 25, 2015

TOWN OF GANANOQUE – Mayor Erika Demchuk and Council of the Town of Gananoque would like to advise the residents of Gananoque about water service freezing issues within the Town. – to read more>

Missing Person Alert – Gananoque, Ontario – Update

Tedford has been found alive and well, and returned to his family. Thanks go out to all who helped.

by Mary C. Jess, Communications #127 – February 21, 2015

(Gananoque, ON) The Gananoque Police Service is currently seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Gananoque male who was last seen on February 20th, 2015 at approximately 6:30 p.m..

Joseph Scott TEDFORD is a 46 year old white male, 5’7” in height, 150lbs, thin build, blue eyes, balding/brush cut brown hair and goatee. TEDFORD was last seen wearing a blue nylon coat, blue jeans and deck shoes. Last known location for TEDFORD was the intersection of Charles and King Streets. – to read more>

Christmas Cakes and Cookies for MS in Gananoque This Week

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by Lorraine Payette

(Gananoque, ON) It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual sale of Christmas cookies and fruit cakes. Funds raised help to support the MS Society provide client services in the local area, and the goodies promise to be better than ever. – to read more>

Store at Darlingside Historic Site Threatened with Demolition

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Artifacts from the original store at Darlingside

by Lorraine Payette

(TLTI, ON) Thomas Darling would have been proud. A humble Scottish immigrant who started a cordwood business in Lansdowne in 1837, how could he ever have expected that today he and his family could be honoured with the preservation of his store and an interest by historians and local people in his historic tea industry artifacts? They are still there, carefully preserved and waiting to be enjoyed and understood in their original location in Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands.

However, today, the original store is threatened with demolition unless people come forward to stop it. – to read more>

Java Jive for Jazz Coming November 9

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by Lorraine Payette

(Kingston, ON) As we age, our bodies begin to break down. Every day, something new falls apart and it gets harder and harder to feel comfortable or to be able to function as we once did. Even with our health care system, there are so many things we just can’t fix, so many extra expenses.

Imagine what it must be like to be a dog suffering from numerous ulcers and a tumour in your bladder. Some of this is age related, some may tie back to a medication that had been administered. As a dog, there is no government health care program, no guarantee of any help at all. – to read more>

MPP Clark Provides Book of Condolence for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Book of Condolence for Corporal Nathan Cirillo

Book of Condolence for Corporal Nathan Cirillo

by Michael Jiggins, Executive Assistant to Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville written October 24, 2-14

( BROCKVILLE ) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark has set up a Book of Condolence for Corporal Nathan Cirillo at his constituency office, Suite 101, 100 Strowger Boulevard in Brockville.

Cpl. Cirillo, a reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment based in Hamilton , was gunned down Wednesday while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Parliament Hill.

Clark said he wanted to give residents of Leeds-Grenville an opportunity to pay their respects to Cpl. Cirillo and honour the bravery of the young father, who leaves behind a six-year-old son. Continue reading

Riverside Productions Seeking Actors and Readers

Riverbank Productions

Riverbank Productions

by Lorraine Payette, written October 17, 2014

Have you ever wanted to be a star? Get up on the boards and speak those amazing words, then have everyone respond in thunderous applause?

Perhaps you’ve felt held back by a poor memory, or a fear that you simply couldn’t act. Could there ever be a place for you on stage? Continue reading

The Ugly One – Dark Comedy’s Cutting Edge

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The Ugly One – rehearsal photos

By Lorraine Payette, written August 7, 2014

(Gananoque, ON) Lette has found success in the business world. As an engineer, he’s at the top of his field with a brilliant new invention bound to make all kinds of money. But as fate would have it, he’s also unspeakably ugly. Even his own wife finds it hard to look at him, so he decides to go under the knife and have the problem corrected once and for all. The surgery is an overwhelming success, and he emerges as an Adonis – irresistible to women, the envy of every man he knows. Fame, fortune, everything he wants is there for the taking. But his nightmare truly begins when the surgeon decides he will now sell this same magnificent face to anyone with the money to pay…

“This play is a play I directed in the past at my little theatre company, Theatre Smash,” said Ashlie Corcoran, artistic director of the Thousand Islands Playhouse. “It’s a company I founded in 2005 and still run in Toronto. When we did this play in 2011, it was a smash hit and we were nominated for six Dora Awards.” – to read more>