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Friday, July 19th - The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police stages a Community Barbecue every Thursday in Kemptville through the noon hour. Last week's Community Charity BBQ held at the Kemptville Municipal Centre was a great success, with special thanks to sponsor Jansen Law, raising a total of $1016.
Next week's barbeque is sponsored by Lockwood Brother's Construction with proceeds going to the Friends of Ferguson Forest. The 19th annual community charity barbeques are held every Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Municipal Centre's parking lot. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Thursday, July 18th - Everyone is familiar with one of summer’s greatest sounds.
“Who wants burgers for supper?”
Immediately conjours up the aromas of smokey charcol wafting around sizzling and spitting beef. Mouth-watering . . .
We were talking about burgers a while back and the discussion included locales that served a noteworthy burger. One of the crowd was convinced the best burgers around were served at the SpencerCity Joe’s Bar & Grill. And we noted as he described it, the only thing missing around the words coming out of his mouth were those bits of burger/mayo/relish dribble that are the hallmark of a great burger. And a greasy chin . . .
So he gave us the directions, the best day and time, the run down on the balance of the menu and more. And a few days later we were on the way to Spencerville.
Joe’s SpencerCity Bar & Grill is smack in the middle of the community’s main drag, kind of across the street from the rather new by comparison, Little Sisterz Italian eatery, and the long established Village Pantry, which pretty much everyone has visited for their planet-wide famous Cinnamon buns.
As it turns out, SpencerCity Joe’s posts a month long “specials” menu on their facebook page, along with events and other features. But we’re there for burgers.
On this Thursday evening Kirsha, with a smile, is overseeing the bar, recording orders, serving and busing tables. And heading off a wrong-door delivery with instructions to an unfamiliar truck-driver.
There are seven burgers on the menu at SpencerCity, the Spooly which is a standard all dressed cheeseburger, to the Maui Stack that includes corn beef, pastrami, fried onions and sweet mustard. We order two Spooly Burgers, one with a side of sweet potato fries and the second with a side of onion rings.
The burgers are everything they had been described as and then some. The meat is cooked perfectly, lots of cheese, the trimmin’s are abundant and the egg -washed buns are as fresh as they come anywhere. The side of onion rings is most generous and are crispy, hot and golden. And the sweet potato fries with smoked paprika aioli remind us just how good this spud can get.
The SpencerCity Joe’s Bar & Grill menu, offered since 2016, is chock full of items around the burger choices. Something for everyone in the family. Dips and nachos, wings, bruchetta, soups, smokey chicken clubs, steak sandwiches, Cuban wrap, fish & chips, fire grilled pizza, parm crusted haddock, and more.
SpencerCity has a second story outdoor patio, numerous big screen tv’s, lots of table space, a friendly atmosphere and more. You might want to drop by and take a whack at the Spencer Street or the Angry Joe. On top of all this, there are veggie choices, a short dessert list, the beer is perfectly cold, and Kirsha serves it all up with a great smile.
Friday, June 19th - When a loved one goes missing, swift action is critical. That’s why the Ontario Government is putting people’s safety first by providing frontline police officers in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry with more tools to respond quickly to missing persons investigations.
“Police and family members tell us that the first hours after someone goes missing are the most critical,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. “That’s why we’re providing our frontline heroes with more tools to find our loved ones.”
The Missing Persons Act, proclaimed by the government on July 1, 2019, provides police with three additional tools to use when there is no evidence a crime has been committed. These will allow police to:
• Obtain copies of records that may assist in a search;
• Obtain a court order to allow entry into a premises to search for a missing person; and
• Make an urgent demand for records without a court order in certain urgent circumstances.
The act sets out tests to obtain court authorization for access to records or search warrants, and to execute urgent demands for records. It requires police and the courts to consider privacy issues and whether there is evidence that the person does not wish to be located. The act also includes guidelines on what information police may disclose about a missing person before and after they have been located.
“With over 7,500 persons missing in Ontario annually, we look forward to using new tools in the Missing Persons Act,” said Danny Aikman, Chief of the Cornwall Police Service. “Hopefully, this will help us to locate missing persons safely and keep our community safer with the tools they provide us.”
Previously, when a person went missing without evidence of criminal activity, police were limited in the ways they could investigate. This legislation allows police to respond to missing persons investigations rapidly, while balancing concerns for an individual’s privacy.
“Ensuring the safety and security of the people is our government’s most fundamental responsibility,” said Jim McDonell, Member of Provincial Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. “We are committed to ensuring that police in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry and across Ontario have what they need to protect the public and put justice for victims and the centre of everything they do.”
Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.
St. James Anglican Church
“We’ll Meet Again”
A Tribute to the Songs of WWII – Adults $20/Students $15/Children 12 and under: Free
Last year’s instalment of this revue (Songs of WWI) by Youth Opportunities in the Arts was so successful that a night has been added for the sequel. See attached poster for more details.
Saturday, July 20, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
“It's All About The River”
A day of family fun with live music, a BBQ lunch, a kids’ fishing tournament, local vendors and other activities!
Noon – Isabelle Delage & Sam Moss
1:00 p.m. – Claude Plamondon Band
2:00 p.m. – Cory Coons
Note: This is also the date of the Renegade Bass Tour, with the weigh-in taking place at 4:00 p.m. at the Morrisburg dock.
Friday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.
Stone Crop Acres Winery
Open Mic Night
These evenings are hugely popular, and this month’s lineup features a host of new performers. Bring a chair and come and enjoy a refreshing glass of wine and some great music!
Note: The next Open Mic date is Friday, August 23. Performers must sign up in advance by email at email@example.com. Priority is given to first-time participants.
Saturday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
Stone Crop Acres Winery
The American Rogues
Tickets $25 - $25 in advance, $30 at the gate.
Drawing favourable comparisons to Wolfstone, Afro Celt Sound System, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra and consistently providing performances from Grade 1 bagpipers and other world class musicians this American/Canadian group has electrified audiences on three continents for many years. The American Rogues have added to their ever-growing family of fans at music festivals, theaters, Highland Games, military bases, clubs, weddings, memorial ceremonies, and corporate events - anywhere that presents top-quality, high-energy music.
Saturday, August 17, starting at noon
Stone Crop Acres Winery
Seaway Valley Folk Festival
– Adults $30/Kids $10/Family $65
An all-day event celebrating local talent, food and fun. There will be music throughout the day, with a headline performance by Plain Folk in the evening.
Wednesday, July 17th - Seniors want to remain active and live independently in age-friendly communities that are open to their full participation. Yet many seniors face challenges accessing programs that support their mental health and well-being.
Tuesday, July 16th – The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario will be incorporating new virtual reality technology in classrooms beginning in September 2019. The CDSBEO will be working with UP360’s Career Labs VR to integrate virtual reality applications into Grade 10 Careers classes. Through the program, students will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of skilled trades through simulation for skills such as operating heavy machinery, welding and learning about robotics. The experience will provide career learning opportunities for the trades sector.
“It is amazing that students will be able to explore, learn, and discover a variety of career options through the immersive power of virtual reality,” explained Experiential Learning Consultant Liz McCormick. “This virtual reality (VR) system puts students in the driver's seat to see, hear, and experience the job itself, without ever leaving the classroom.”
Students were given a trial run with VR at the CDSBEO Career Fairs in April, and feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The event provided students with a hands-on experience and the chance to train in realistic situations.
“Providing this immersive experience for students will give them more insight in terms of what their future career might look like and will help them build confidence in their ability to make well-informed decisions about their pathways,” added McCormick.
The addition of virtual reality to the Careers classes comes at a very opportune time, as the Ministry of Education has recently released a revised Careers curriculum, which includes a plan to modernize learning for students and provide greater student exposure to high-growth industries.
The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario operates 39 elementary and 10 secondary schools across eight counties. The CDSBEO offers excellence in Catholic education through provincial-leading programs to approximately 12,800 students.
Monday, July 15th - Election Day is just 100 days away and the local Conservative campaign in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry continues to operate in full gear.
Wednesday, June 17th - Thanks to generous donors, new Moms now have new birthing beds at Winchester District Memorial Hospital! Generous Foundation donors have provided funds to replace one of our birthing beds and to purchase an additional bed.
A birthing bed differs from a regular hospital bed in a number of ways. It has stirrups, can move into a fully upright position, and has a removable end. These new beds are designed to be ergonomic for both the patient and the healthcare provider and allow adjustments to be made quickly and efficiently.
“This past year, 737 babies were born at WDMH,” notes the Foundation’s Managing Director Kristen Casselman, adding, “Our hospital is tremendously proud of its maternity program and the standard of care we have established for our obstetrics department. That includes our birthing beds.”
These beds allow for the anticipated growth in the number of babies born at WDMH. The new beds cost $42,710.
Many expectant parents choose to deliver at WDMH because of its reputation. In 2012, WDMH was named Ontario’s Top Performer in Maternity Care, with 89.5% of new mothers indicating they would refer others to the program. The most recent patient satisfaction results say 100% of the maternity patients surveyed would recommend WDMH.
Monday, July 15th - The volunteer efforts to renovate and enhance the cenotaph monument and bronze plaques in front of the Matilda Hall received a significant funding boost with a contribution from Veterans Affairs Canada.
“Through the Commemorative Partnership Program, with a contribution of up to $25,000, the Government of Canada proudly supports the Municipality of South Dundas and their efforts to restore the community cenotaph—a solemn space for the community to honour the local citizens who served and sacrificed for our freedom,” said the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.
“We are very grateful to Veterans Affairs Canada for supporting our project, it is a big boost to make sure this project happens,” said Committee Chair Eric Duncan. “We have seen strong local community support and these federal funds help us out greatly.” The project is scheduled to break ground after Labour Day and be completed by mid-October.
The project also received major financial support of $10,000 from the South Branch Community Fund this spring. The Committee is also accepting charitable donations and selling walkway bricks for $150 (income tax receipts provided). Donation forms are available at www.SouthDundas.com/Matilda or at the Brinston General Store.
“To date, we have sold nearly 30 stones to local businesses, families and supporters. They are engraving either their names or the name of a loved one. This fundraiser is a win-win to include the community and raise the funds we need to complete the project,” said Duncan.
The full project is estimated to cost $60,000 and includes refurbishment of the original monument and bronze plaques from 1984, new walkways from the main entrance of the Matilda Hall over to the site, an elevated platform to display the cenotaph and monument, lighting, landscaping, a new flag pole, and other beautification items.
Sunday, July 14th - The Williamsburg Squirt Warriors nailed the Bronze medal in the league's play-off tournament when Hanna Backs crossed home plate on a Jenna Whitteker hit in extra innings to decide the game. Hosting the Rideau-Osgoode-Manotick entry the Warriors found themselves locked in a 17-17 tie in the final game when extra innings were added. The ROMSA team scored a single run in their turn at the plate, forcing the Warriors to add a run to stay alive or add two runs to take the tournament victory. The Warriors chose the latter and did add a pair of runs for the medal victory.
Sunday, July 14th - This two-wheeled beast, known as a Boss Hoss, can rock 'n roll with the best of them. She is powered by a 350 cubic inch V-8 and decorated with numerous goodies, purrs at highway speeds, and is capable of "gettin' up to dance" when one unleashes her near 400-horsepower. She was in at McHaffie's Flea Market on Sunday morning, just peeking, and then on her way . . . Constructed at BossHoss Motorcycles in Dyersburg, Tennessee, the bikes come in both two and three-wheeled designs, are driven by a variety of transmission options, and more. Check the website here: https://bosshoss.com
Friday, July 12th - The South Nation Conservation Authority is hosting a family-friendly environmental event along local waterways throughout the summer in an effort to showcase the arrea. “It’s All About the River” will take place on Saturday, July 20th, 11:00 am thru 4:00 pm, along the Morrisburg Waterfront. The event is in partnership with the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Power Generation.
The day will feature local exhibitors and vendors including the St. Lawrence River Institute, Ontario Power Generation, and Carleton University’s Cook Lab of Fish Ecology and Conservation. Kids fishing will be taking place in the afternoon as well as live music performances from local musicians Isabelle Delage, Cory Coons and Ryan McGillis. Guy Lauzon, MP, Stormont, Dundas, South Glengarry, will be presenting Service Awards for outstanding community volunteerism to local recipients during the event’s opening ceremonies at noon.
On Saturday, August 17th, SNC is partnering with the Cardinal Legion to host a non-motorized canoe and kayak poker run along the St. Lawrence River in Cardinal. The poker run starts at 10:00 am from Windmill Road. Following a send off featuring the town crier and Fort Wellington Guards the run will finish at the Cardinal Legion. Registration opens at 9:00 am and is set at $30.00 per person; children register free.
“Whether it’s along the South Nation, St. Lawrence or Ottawa River, we work with community partners to help provide great opportunities for residents to get outside and enjoy the local environment,” says John Mesman, the Conservation Authority’s communications lead.
Both events have received a Community Environmental Grant from the South Nation Conservation Authority. The Community Environmental Grants program supports events and projects that promote recreational use of its rivers, protect the environment or celebrate the area’s natural heritage. Non-profit groups are encouraged to apply to receive a grant of up to $300 to help offset the costs of their event or activity.
“We’re looking forward to being out in the community and engaging with families throughout our 4,384 square-kilometer jurisdiction in Eastern Ontario this summer,” added Mesman.
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