Community Events – Gananoque and TLTI

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Events listing from October 12 – 18, 2017:

Thursday, October 12:

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Get Ready to Party with Annual GDHS Fur Ball Cruise

by Lorraine Payette, written July 30, 2015

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A hoppin’ and a boppin’ to the Crocodile Rock!

(Gananoque, ON) In the dog days of August, there’s nothing better than hanging with all the cool cats at the annual Gananoque and District Humane Society Fur Ball! The costume cruise of the season, you glide blissfully along with the 1,000 Islands Cruises Rockport Boat Line, snacking on delicious homemade food and strutting like a peacock. It’s a chance to bring out your inner party animal while you dance the time away to the sounds of R-Banned, cover group extraordinaire, playing all of your classic party favourites from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Pussycat, Pussycat, we hope you’re ready to Crocodile Rock your way to helping a great cause. – to read more>

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>

“Oui! Care!” Now and Forever

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Oui! Care! Light a candle in the darkness

written by Lorraine Payette, January 20, 2015

(Gananoque, ON) News reached me today that yet another young person decided the world was too difficult a place, life too trying to continue on, so she stepped off of an overpass and plunged to the concrete below. Amazingly, she landed between two transports on the highway and was not killed, but she has been hospitalized and all that know her (and many who don’t) are shocked and horrified. – to read more>

Local Agencies weigh in on “FAT TALK”

Girls Inc. – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit – October 10, 2013

(LEEDS-GENVILLE, ON) – October 20th – 26th is Fat Talk Free Week. You are invited to take the challenge to end “fat talk” by thinking twice about using statements that are damaging to self-esteem and body image. “Fat talk” isn’t about being overweight. It is the language that we use about ourselves and others when we talk about dieting, losing weight and appearance.

Think before using statements like “I’m so fat.” “I need to lose 10 pounds” and “She’s too fat to be wearing that swimsuit.” Statements that are considered fat talk don’t necessarily have to be negative; they reinforce the need to be thin – like: “You look great! Have you lost weight?” – to read more>

Google Trekker Maps Thousand Islands National Park

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by Lorraine Payette, written September 1, 2013

(MALLORYTOWN LANDING, ON) – August was a more than exciting time for Thousand Islands National Park in Mallorytown Landing as Google sent in its crew to photo-map the park and upload it to their Google Trekker collection.

“We’re working to build the very best map of the world,” says Google. And taking advantage of the best in modern technology along with the most knowledgeable hikers and information specialists in the world’s most interesting places, they are going out to do exactly that. – to read more>

Yarnspinners Are Back with “As the Seasons Change”

by Lorraine Payette, written September 11, 2013

(BROCKVILLE, ON) – The days are getting shorter, colours soon deepening on the horizon from pearly light to crimson to velvety blues and blacks sprinkled with the twinkling gems of a starry sky. With the night comes mystery, and a time of enchantment. Who knows what might be there in the darkness? Perhaps an imp, full of mischief and ready to trick those around him. Perhaps a handsome knight out to save the beautiful damsel in distress. Perhaps the other way around… – to read more>

Lansdowne Up and Running for Terry Fox

by Lorraine Payette, written September 11, 2013

(LANSDOWNE, ON) – Put on your cross trainers and get ready to go! Lansdowne is gearing up to head into its fifth annual Terry Fox Run at the Landon Bay Centre on the Thousand Islands Parkway on Sunday, September 15. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by a memory balloon release and start of the run itself at 9:00 a.m. – to read more>

Free Gardening Workshops Cancelled

Food Matters Coalition – September 4, 2013

(LEEDS-GRENVILLE, ONTARIO) Due to lack of registration, the Free Gardening Workshops have been cancelled.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
8:45 am – 12:00 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 141 Henry St., Prescott

Saturday, September 14, 2013
8:45 am – 12:00 pm, Brunton Community Hall, 1702 – 9th Line, Beckwith – to read more>

Free Gardening Workshops

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(PRESCOTT, ONTARIO) Food Matters Coalition MEDIA RELEASE – August 12, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013
8:45 am – 12:00 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 141 Henry St., Prescott

https://prescott-gardening.eventbrite.com

Saturday, September 14, 2013
8:45 am – 12:00 pm, Brunton Community Hall, 1702 – 9th Line, Beckwith

https://beckwith-gardening.eventbrite.com

Water Wise Gardening
As water becomes more and more a limited resource, the methods used for gardening need to be adapted. The topics of how, where and why to establish gardens that require less water will be discussed. Suggestions for water collection, such as a rain barrel, will be offered. – to read more>