Public Meet and Greet at Joyceville Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast

Who could resist a temptation like this?

Who could resist a temptation like this?

by Lorraine Payette, written May 31, 2014

(Joyceville, Ontario) The volunteers who run Stations 1 and 2 of the Kinston East Fire Fighters Association (KEFFA) held a free pancake breakfast at the Joyceville Fire Hall on May 31. Crowds poured in for a chance to see the station, talk to the firefighters and enjoy a great meal of free pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.

Volunteer District Chief Bill Larson couldn’t be prouder of the people who make up KEFFA.

“These are our friends and neighbours,” said Larson. “It’s just like a big family. Everyone is helping everyone else.” – to read more>

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Ghouls and Goblins and Ghosts, Oh My!

by Lorraine Payette, written November 4, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) The town was crawling with ghouls, goblins and ghosts as people of all ages came out to celebrate Halloween in Gananoque.

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Dreams in Motion

“It’s been great,” said Kerri Paquette at Dreams in Motion. “The kids always do such a wonderful job, and everyone had a fantastic time.” – to read more>

“Salt-Water Moon” Brings Stars to Your Eyes

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by Lorraine Payette, written October 2, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ON) – Two young lovers, a star studded sky and a “Salt-Water Moon”…

Prepare to spend a bewitching August evening on the front porch in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, as 18-year-old Jacob Mercer (played by Edward Charette) tries every trick in the book to win back the heart off his one true love, Mary Snow (Shannon Taylor) in the Thousand Islands Playhouse’s final show of the 2013 season. He knows he’s been a heel. He left without warning, was away for a very long time – a whole year – and he hurt her terribly, but surely now that he’s back she’ll want nothing more than to fall into his arms and be his once again. – 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>

Gearing Up to Hunt Legally in Ontario

Wild Turkeys

Wild Turkeys

by Lorraine Payette, written September 2, 2013

“I went and shot the maximum the game laws would allow
Two game wardens, seven hunters, and a cow…”
– “the Hunting Song”, Tom Lehrer

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) September has begun and with it comes the sound of shotguns along the river and near small ponds in the open countryside as hunters and poachers get ready to go out and pursue ducks and geese.

Every one of them prefers to be thought of as a hunter, but there are definite differences between these two types of people. – to read more>

Everyone Comes Out for 33rd CornFest in Athens

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Parade

by Lorraine Payette, written August 20, 2013

(ATHENS, ONTARIO) There’s something special about holding an event for 33 years, and Athens went all out as they held their annual CornFest on August 17.

“Athens’ Cornfest is an annual village festival, marking its 33rd year in 2013, that allows you to be welcomed into the heart of village life,” says the committee. “A few of the many features included live music all day long and fresh buttered corn made using power from an old fashioned steam engine.” – to read more>

Health Unit raises awareness about bats and rabies

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Media Release – August 7, 2013

(LEEDS-GRENVILLE, ONTARIO) The Health Unit encourages residents to get more information about bats to help protect them from rabies.

Bats typically have their babies in June and come August many of the young bats are looking for their own roosting sites. Many bats will roost and hibernate in attics. Bats are nocturnal animals and feed most actively two or three hours following sunset. Bats are efficient insect controllers eating about three times their body weight. Although bats are beneficial, they can carry diseases such as rabies and histoplasmosis, which can affect humans and animals. They may also transmit distemper and mange to household pets. Approximately three percent of bats carry the rabies virus. The most common signs of rabies in bats are the inability to fly and resting in unusual places such as the ground or floor. It is important to remember many of the bats that get into our homes are healthy bats and are looking for a way out. – to read more>