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North Simcoe Community News April/May 2008

North Simcoe Community News April/May 2008

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North Simcoe Community News is an six-times-a-year publication, bringing together readers, writers, and advertisers who live and work in Oro-Medonte and Severn townships

Our shared purpose is to communicate to each other our news and items of interest, our business opportunities, our views and hopes. We attempt to fairly represent our readers’ interests and values, while being politically non-partisan

Writers are cordially invited to submit articles, stories, and items of historical or current interest to the editor. Sometimes, for reasons of space and other considerations, articles may not be published, and writers will be informed of these editorial decisions. The editor reserves the right of editorial discretion.

Advertisers are encouraged to contact North Simcoe Community News regarding display advertising that will reach every household in our area. We can assist businesses to create effective advertisements at a very reasonable cost.

Ideas about how we can better serve the interests of our many readers, writers, and advertisers are always welcome. As our tagline says, Keep in Touch.
North Simcoe Community News is an six-times-a-year publication, bringing together readers, writers, and advertisers who live and work in Oro-Medonte and Severn townships

Our shared purpose is to communicate to each other our news and items of interest, our business opportunities, our views and hopes. We attempt to fairly represent our readers’ interests and values, while being politically non-partisan

Writers are cordially invited to submit articles, stories, and items of historical or current interest to the editor. Sometimes, for reasons of space and other considerations, articles may not be published, and writers will be informed of these editorial decisions. The editor reserves the right of editorial discretion.

Advertisers are encouraged to contact North Simcoe Community News regarding display advertising that will reach every household in our area. We can assist businesses to create effective advertisements at a very reasonable cost.

Ideas about how we can better serve the interests of our many readers, writers, and advertisers are always welcome. As our tagline says, Keep in Touch.

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—photo by Laura Proctor 
...All the news rom all around
 April/May 
2008
 
2 - NORH SIMCOE COMMUNIY NEWS - April/May 2008
On Vasey Rd (County Rd 23), 3 km. west of Coldwater
705-835-6794
Open 7 days a week, 9 to 5, from May 1 to September 1
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Choose from a wide variety of Precooled Lily Bulbs Available for spring planting from May 1 to May 31
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s manager of the
Simcoe Funeral Home
 in Orillia, it is important forour staff to be there for thefamilies and the community that we serve. With over thirty years of funeral service experienceserving the families of North Simcoe, we understand the people’s needs,their desire for value and financial concerns.
David J. Isaac Manager
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Simcoe Funeral Home
38 James Street E. Orillia 
327-0221
email: simcoefuneralhome@bellnet.ca
Over the Coee Cups
by Mary Fulton
I
n spite o a blizzard threat, I journeyed to oronto inMarch to attend my play-reading group. We’d ormed this group as young women students -anxious to stay in touch with plays and each other. For many years, every month, we gathered at the home o the designatedhostess. Copies o the play were distributed, courtesy o thepublic library. Parts were assigned by lot. We sipped on wineduring our spirited readings. At the conclusion, over tea andtreats, we indulged in catch-up time.Tis March, our conversation turned to the winter weather. Agreement was universal. It had been dreadully long, bitterly cold and snowy with days o overcast skies. We were weary o it. Te times we’d seen sun could be countedon the ngers o one hand. A sudden blast o snow hit the window. Te snow turnedto clinking ice pellets. We looked sadly at one another.Gloom prevailed. o return home, we had to brave the weather again.Somehow the topic changed to our health. Our collectivearthritis, digestive diculties, tremors, hearing loss, usymptoms, aches and pains. We all talked at once in attemptsto outdo each other with morbid symptoms. Te weather wouldn’t be so bad, i we didn’t have these health concerns!I was reminded o a book by Jerome K. Jerome,
Tree  Men in a Boat 
, written in London, England in 1889. Jeromehad been eeling poorly. When he consulted the medicaldictionary, he was ‘rozen with horror,’ as he discovered hehad every malady except, ‘housemaid’s knee.’He rushed to his physician who poked and prodded him,then wrote a prescription which said: 1. one beesteak with asix pint bitter beer every six hours. 2. one ten mile walk every morning 3. one bed at 11 sharp every night. And don’t stu up your head with things you don’t understand. Jerome’s chums, Harris and George, were in a similarstate o ill health. Harris described how he elt at bedtimeand George gave a ‘powerul piece o acting illustrative o how he elt at night. Rest and a complete change - absenceo the necessity or thought was necessary to restore mentalequilibrium.’ Tey decided on a boat trip down the riverTames with their dog, Montmorency.I told the girls about Jerome’s river trip and they thoughtthat was a splendid idea - in the summer. Tey also likedthe physician’s prescription or health. But something was wanting. All at once - as suddenly as it had started - the snow squallstopped. Te clouds parted. Te sun came out - and shonethrough the window! Everything brightened - including ouraces.“Ahhhhhh!” We all smiled and laughed as we pulledon boots and coats to go home. “I think we have to addsomething to that doctor’s prescription,” someone cried. Yes! We agreed. Te healthy benets o sunshine!
I’ll be here until it gets a little warmer out there...
-photo by Laura Proctor 
 
NORH SIMCOE COMMUNIY NEWS - April/May 2008 - 3
North Simcoe Community News is published six times a year - February, April, June,August, October and November.We welcome stories, photographs, and news o interest to readers in Oro-Medonteand Severn Townships. Contributors are advised that their written work may be editedand that sometimes material cannot be included due to timing, lack o space, or otherconsiderations.North Simcoe Community News (the “Newspaper”) reserves the right to classiyadvertising under appropriate headings, to set rates, and to determine page location.No copyright material, including advertising, may be reproduced in any orm withoutthe prior written consent o North Simcoe Community News.All claims and notices o error in advertisements must be received by the publisherwithin 10 days o rst publication. It is agreed by all advertisers that the liability o the Newspaper in the event o ailure to publish an advertisement or in the eventthat errors occur in the publishing o any advertisement, shall be limited to theamount paid by the advertiser or that portion o the advertising space occupiedby the incorrect items only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyondthe amount paid or such advertisement. All advertising is subject to the approval o North Simcoe Community News.
Editor/Publisher: Anna ProctorGraphic Design: Steve CastonPhotographer: Laura ProctorWebsite: Steve Caston448 Line 11 South, R.R.#3Hawkestone, ONL0L 1T0
Phone: (705) 487-6724Fax: (705) 487-6725Email: ino@northsimcoenews.comWebsite: www.northsimcoenews.com
Where to Find Your Local News
Big Cedar...................................................... page 9Carley ........................................................... page 22Coldwater .................................................. page 26Craighurst ....................................................page 6Dalston ........................................................ page 21Eady ............................................................. page 20Edgar/Clowes ........................................... page 22Horseshoe Valley ...................................... page 7Hawkestone ............................................... page 14Oro Station .................................................page 22Shanty Bay .................................................. page 24Oro-Medonte ............................................. page 8Severn ......................................................... page 11Kid’s Stu ............................................... pages 18 - 19Arts & Entertainment........................ pages 16 - 17
HAPPY READING!
Teenagers: BeingThere and Letting Go
by Anna Proctor
I
t’s amazing all the stages o parenting thereare. First there are the nine months whenMom and baby are literally inseparable, when baby is in the womb. Ten there arethe rst ew months ater the birth whenMom and baby might as well be inseparable,especially i baby is nursing! Gradually, baby starts to gain some independence: crawling,then walking, then running and really that’sthe beginning o the dance o the rest o theirlives…child pulling away, parents letting go…but never totally gone it seems.Being in the throws o motheringsometimes what seems like a posse o teenagers(three ages eighteen, seventeen, and teen), Iam deep in the pulling away/letting go, yetbeing there to catch them stage. Wow, it isevery bit as time consuming as when they  were tiny (our, three and one), and I couldn’tturn my back on them or a second or earinjuries would occur!O course, homeschooling adds to the timeactor, although at these ages homeschoolingis more a matter o listening and acilitatingthan teaching actual lessons. In act, lots o my parenting these days seems to be aboutlistening and acilitating…and resisting givingdirection! Instead, I oer dierent ideasabout roads that could be taken or optionsthat are out there. Sometimes they are taken,sometimes they are ridiculed, sometimes they are ridiculed and then taken…the main thingis, I have to not be invested in my ideas beingtaken or not!Oten, parenting a teen (or three o them!)seems like nothing more than a series o negotiations about scheduling and driving…and endless compromising about schedulingand driving. “Well can I go Monday?” “Ihave to take your sister to piano at 2” “Tere’sa bus at 2:25” “I guess that would work but what about that book you were reading?” “Inished it and I can write the report on Friday beore I babysit” “And when were you goingto sign language?” On uesday-I can just takethe subway” “OK but don’t orget we’releaving late Tursday” etc. etc.Superimposing my work, volunteering,and social schedule on the seventeen year old’s work, volunteering, and social schedule, onthe teen year old’s work, schoolwork, andsocial schedule, on the eighteen year old’s…itgets complicated.Generally, though, my kids havegured out that you attract more ies with honey and are cheerul, polite andappreciative when we can work thingsout and they get to do things whenthey want. And with one headingtowards getting her driver’s license inthe next little while- I can see the lightat the end o that particular drivingtunnel!In short, though there’s lots o potential or strie, I have oundthat with mutual respect andcommunication, parenting teens canbe a lot o un. I am proud o my kidsand eager to see where they are headingand how they are getting there. Andready to help them when I can.Don’t orget to check out ourNSCN Arts and Entertainment andComing Events sections i you arelooking or un stu to do in ourcommunity now that Spring is (shouldbe) here! Tere are volunteer and work opportunities listed there as well. We have a ew new writers this issue,including Bob Bowles rom Kids or urtles(which isn’t just or kids), and Maggie Brownin our kids section. Tere are columns on theKiwanis Festival and the Green Party. Readall about it, then get out and enjoy all thatour wonderul area has to oer this season-and don’t orget to stop and smell the Springowers!
Winners!!
he winner o the Sudoku puzzle rom our February issue is Wendy Lackie rom Shanty Bay! Te winnerrom the Find the Cupids Contest is Yvonne Wilkins!Congratulations to Wendy and Yvonne!
Please contact us to pick up your prizes!
Make YOUR Business the Main FeatureThe Deadline or our June/July issue is May 14 - or mailing on June 4 - phone 487-6724 or email ino@NorthSimcoeNews.com
- by Caston
Swinging in to Spring...
-photo by Laura Proctor 

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