gazette THE GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD: This Month at the Baxter Ward Community Centre CALENDAR OF EVENTS & NOTICEBOARD SEPTEMB ER 2009 MONDAYS Honey Harbour Muskoka THE I and the Director of Administration just attended Family Focus Early Years MAYOR’S Program: the Association of Municipalities of Ontario annual We will continue to be open REPORT meeting in Ottawa. As usual, this meeting was of great value because of the information, workshops two days per month through- out September and October. from Jim Walden, Mayor Our first day will be Monday, and networking. There is ready access to the Township of Georgian Bay September 14, and then Provincial cabinet and party leaders. There is also September 28, October 5 Last month I summarized the recent intensive some access to the Federal PC caucus. There were and 19. The Port Severn Early no significant announcements made by the Premier. Years Program is open on activities in regard to the budget, the Master Site All levels of government are pressing on with pro- Wednesdays from 9 am to Plan and Architectural Guidelines for Port Severn, noon beginning on and Provincial and Federal Government infrastructure ject management resulting from the most recent September 16. financial support. Since that report we have taken a grants of Build Canada and economic stimulus funding. In the meantime, the Provincial parties WEDNESDAYS short break from Council and committee meetings. Port Severn Muskoka Family The next Council meeting is scheduled for 31 August. are in heated debate over the proposed harmonized Focus Early Years Program: In spite of this, some items have arisen and I will sales tax (HST). Wednesday mornings: address these below. 9 am to noon at the In my last report I mentioned the recent Council Baxter Ward Community passage of a new Development Charges By-Law. Centre. A place for children We have recently received a $100,000 Federal Notification of this passage was sent by mail to and adults to come to play Grant for our “Trails Plan.” Together with the re- together! We will re-open on quired matching Township funding this $200,000 all residents of the Township and others such as Wednesday, September 16. will provide considerable momentum to the active developers in order that they are aware of the Upcoming Events: trails plan. This specific project must be com- appeal period. Apparently some residents of the Watch for events in the pleted by 31 March 2010. In regard to “trails plan” Township misconstrued this notification as an item October issue implementation, this first phase will comprise con- affecting their tax bill. The purpose of development Friends: 9 am structing a trail from the area of the Honey Har- charges is somewhat the opposite. With — for more information, call development of residences and businesses comes a 705 746 5102 bour Road/Hwy 400 intersection to the Baxter Ward Community Centre which will also connect requirement for the Township and District to THURSDAYS with the three kilometre nature trail around the expand services such as roadways, sidewalks, fire The Happy Gang meets from services, sports facilities, community centres, li- 9 am to 3 pm. Everyone is Oak Bay development. Also, a loop will be con- braries, etc. welcome! Call Noreen at structed from the Honey Harbour Road/Hwy 400 756 3743. intersection to the north of the Port Severn Heights In order that existing residents do not have to pay for these expansions of services, residents or Township of Georgian Bay development to connect to Musky Bay Road via Parks & Recreation School House Road. Follow-on phases in the developers contemplating new buildings or signifi- Coordinator: Kevin Datema: south will finish the connection of these routes to cant expansion of facilities must pay development 705 538 2702 or charges which are held for such expansions of 1 800 567 0187 Honey Harbour. services in the future. For the vast majority of In regard to other infrastructure projects, plans for residents, development charges will have no effect the new park and streetscape in Port Severn are ad- whatsoever except to provide additional services in vancing quickly. An additional piece of property the future with no cost to current residents. IN THIS ISSUE: has been acquired by the Township on the north- Township News 3 east corner of the intersection of Lone Pine Road As I write this, it is just under two weeks until Labour Day. I am sorry to see the summer end Albert Nickerson 6/7 and Honey Harbour Road. This corner property links to the park. If anyone has peeked into the but am looking forward to the spectacular and Coldwater Fall Fair park area, one would see that three buildings have colourful fall. 10/11 now been removed. Tenders for parts of this pro- HH Co-Op Jazzfest 12 ject should be called in early September with con- Jim Walden, Mayor struction to start shortly thereafter. At this time The Township of Georgian Bay MacTier News 17 plans for the park and streetscape are scheduled to 1-800-567-0187 or Township Libraries 18 be completed by early June 2010. (705) 538-2337 (Extn 228) TO T H E R E S I D E N T S A N D B U S I N E S S E S W H O U S E T H E H O N E Y H A R B O U R , M A CTI E R & P O R T S E V E R N O F F I C E S O F C A N A D A P O S T 2 T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 SERVING HONEY HARBOUR & SURROUNDING AREA NOTICEBOARD This Month FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS at the F WATER ACCESSIBLE F QUALIY WORKMANSHIP MacTier F RELIABLE SERVICE DON’T HESITATE TO CALL CHARLIE DALLIMORE! Arena Laird M. Vanni Tel: 756-4895 Fax: 756-5027 FUNERAL Electrical Contracting Licence #7000462 MONDAYS: MacTier Muskoka Family Focus DIRECTOR Early Years Program: Monday mornings: 9:30 am - NOW!! 12:30 pm at the MacTier 22 Sturgeon Bay Road, Visit our website for Arena/Community Centre. A P.O. Box 190 open forums, place for children and adults to Coldwater, Ontario, information and the come to play together! We will L0K 1E0 Delawana’s webcam! re-open on Mon. Sept. 14. Upcoming Events: 705-686-3344 or Watch for events in the October 1-888-645-5485 www.baxtersnowriders.com issue. For more information please contact Muskoka Family Focus at 1-705-645-3027 or 1-800- Calendar for 461-7404. These Early Years September Programs are not affiliated with The Township of Georgian Bay. Tuesday 8th: First Day Back Grades 1 - 8 WEDNESDAYS: Exercise: Stretching and firming Thursday 10th: with 2 lb. weights. Senior Kindergarten's 9 to10 am. First Day Back Gail Demkiw at 375 5219 Township of Georgian Bay Thursday 17/24: Parks & Recreation Hot Dog Days Coordinator: Kevin Datema: (no hot dogs first week 705 538 2702 or back) 1 800 567 0187 Tuesday 29th: Pizza Day THE GEORGIAN BAY gazette TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PUBLISHER: Don Batten EDITOR: Marg Dufour DESIGN CONSULTANT: Jon Eby BOBCAT & MINI HOE WORK The Gazette is published monthly by Bulletin Publishing Inc., ►Home & Cottage Repair 6 Blue Water Road, Box 216, Honey Harbour, Ontario P0E 1E0 Telephone: 705 756 0236 Fax: 705 756-3956 ►Landscaping, Trenching, Grading Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.bulletinpublishing.com Bulletin Publishing shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in ►Driveways, Fieldstone, Retaining Walls advertisements beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. There shall be no liability Call for Free Estimate - Fully Insured for non-insertion of any advertisement. The publisher reserves the right to edit, Eric Mortimer revise, classify or reject any advertisement. Prices for ads may be adjusted from time to time, with no official notice for any price changes. 705-756-3368 705-623-5756 T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 3 Township of Georgian Bay BOB BUSH Located on the Honey Harbour Road 99 Lone Pine Road, Port Severn ON L0K 1S0 REALTY at the corner of Baxter Loop Road BROKERAGE O P E N Y E A R R O U N D Work/home: 705 756 2200 Fax:705 756 1600 Local: 538-2337 / Toll free: 1-800-567-0187 Fax: (705)-538-1850 www.gbtownship.ca Normal business hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Administration Department: CLERKS rial to both Port Severn’s and DEPARTMENT MacTier’s salt/sand dome. As the kids get back to school it hits us that summer and holi- Please report street light out- days are over for another year. ages to the Public Works De- That being said, the Township partment at 538-2337; Exten- will be getting back on track sion 225. with their Council and Com- mittee Meeting Schedule. FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION For the Month of September Just a reminder of the second September 8 - Corporate Ser- installment of the final tax Jazzfest was enjoyed by all, including Mayor Walden and vices Standing Committee – billing that is due on Septem- lovely Anita Walden. 6:30 p.m. ber 11th, 2009. If you have Picture courtesy of Don Batten. September 9 - Technical & not yet received your tax bill, Development Services Stand- please notify the Township ing Committee – 6:30 p.m. staff at your earliest conven- September 21 – Council – 1:00 ience. p.m. September 22 – Corporate If you do not receive your tax HONEY HARBOUR TOWNE Service Standing Committee – 6:30 p.m. bill, we are not able to provide interest and/or penalty relief CENTRE September 23 – Technical & Development Standing Com- regardless of your past pay- ment record. We do under- 756-2472 mittee – 6:30 p.m. stand the frustration that re- The HHTC continues to offer FRESH sults when a tax bill is not v Produce All Committee and Council received, payment is not made meetings are open to the public v Meat on time and interest is applied and are held in the Administra- v Dairy to your account. This creates tion Building, Council Cham- a difficult situation for the v All regular Grocery items bers unless otherwise adver- Township because, regardless Throughout the Fall 2009 tised. of whether or not the Town- ship has received your pay- HARDWARE for All Projects include: PUBLIC WORKS ment, we must continue to ► Plumbing Supplies DEPARTMENT make payments on behalf of ► Rakes, Shovels & Yard Tools This fall the public works staff all our residents to the District ► Anti Freeze, Tarps & Marine Products will be hard at work finishing of Muskoka and the Boards of all road maintenance to be Education. ready for the winter. Yes that In addition to fishing licences - worms - rods & Nets bad “S” word will soon be here. In an effort to ensure that resi- Resident Licences available for: dents are aware of tax due Deer - Moose - Bear The construction of the salt/ dates, we continue to remind sand dome for Port Severn is residents in the Gazette and on New Selection - Just Arrived underway and we expect it to our website. Generally the Fall Sweatshirts & Hoodies be completed in lots of time for interim tax bill is issued in our winter sand stockpile. February on a given year with While on the topic of winter due dates in March and May Watch for NEW HOURS coming after sand, we will soon be request- and the final tax bill is issued LABOUR DAY WEEKEND ing quotes to supply this mate- in June with due dates in July 4 T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 and September. Staff are working to develop more effective methods of deliv- This is merely the tip of the iceberg when ery investigating e-mail, direct web ac- you start looking at the waterways and cess and other possibilities as they be- providing the OPP Marine Unit with the come available. tools they need, to enforce approved VORRs and the default rules and regula- Township staff have continued to work tions. with Canada Post to investigate why tax bills are not being delivered. The only The staff of the Township are currently change that has occurred with Canada developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) Post, that we are aware of, is that sorting to be presented to the Corporate Services Structural Design for Homes, is now occurring at the Newmarket post Standing Committee for review and inclu- Cottages, Docks & Boathouses sion in the 2010 Budget. Essential re- office. Carolyn has been extremely help- Custom Construction Services ful in attempting to determine what has quirements of the RFP are still being de- To Fit Your Vision happened. veloped but will include the need for a 705-756-4600 qualified individual to provide the follow- Ontario Registered Design Firm Thank you for your patience and under- ing: inventory of signs currently in place 35023 standing. on our waterways, public information Fully insured gathering meetings, development of rec- BY-LAW ommendations for proposed requests for email@example.com Over the past few months, Township VORRs, development of recommenda- staff have received a number of requests tions on the proposed installation of in- Custom Welded to erect speed signs and other signs on formation buoys, and provision of an Aluminum Boats the waterways. This would seem to be a overall plan for the Township. This plan, simple request, however, with further once developed in draft form, would be All types of Welding investigation, the solutions are anything reviewed by the Transport Canada offi- but. cials and by the OPP Marine Unit, pre- Custom Boat Tops In an attempt to understand the current sented to the public and modified accord- Call Ziggy Stahn & Interior situation and appropriate actions to be ingly before final presentation to the Cor- taken, Township staff reviewed our is- porate Services Standing Committee to be Used Motors sues and concerns with Wayne Atkins recommended to Council for approval. (Boating Safety Officer) from Transport Caution must be exercised throughout this Canada, Dave Hobson (OPP Marine process because there are numerous con- Unit), and Dave Moffatt (OPP Marine siderations at every juncture. In accor- Unit Manager). This meeting was con- dance with Transport Canada rules and ducted to provide training to staff on the regulations, the Township can only apply rules and their respective applications for one VORR at a time and the process and to develop an approach moving takes in excess of a year. This is not a forward that would be in the best interest quick or easy fix and regardless of the of the residents of the Township of approach, your patience and input will be Georgian Bay. Some of the items required as we move forward and considered are as follows: throughout the process. • A request for a specific speed zone to be approved is know as a VORR. FIRE DEPARTMENT A VORR (Vehicle Operation Restriction Anyone who has lived through a fire will The Baxter Community Regulations) can only be requested by a tell you what a terrifying experience it is. Volunteer Group Notice: municipality and must be approved by Unfortunately, many people who experi- Transport Canada; ence fire never get a change to tell their With regret, The Baxter story – to warn other of the dangers of • There are a number of default rules fire. Community Volunteer Group and regulations that can and should be must cancel the luncheon for enforced by the Ontario Provincial Police The Township of Georgian Bay Fire De- September 9th 2009 due to Marine Unit; partment wants you to be prepared if a renovations of the kitchen at the • Default rules and regulations can no fire strikes your home. Every household Community Centre. Luncheons longer be enforced as soon as one illegal must have a working smoke alarm on will resume on October 14th 2009. sign is installed in an area; every level and outside each sleeping area Sorry for the inconvenience. Illegal buoys that may be used by some and should have a fire escape plan. Please join us for the Thanksgiv- boaters to create a safe boating channel ing Luncheon in October. To and although these negate the ability to There are nine easy steps involved in de- reserve a spot, please call Muriel enforce the default rules or other VORRs, veloping your own custom fire escape these cannot be removed without public plan. For a list of these steps, please visit Bialecki by October 8th at 538- notice being provided. 1197. T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 5 our website at www.gbtownship.ca . If further information is required, contact our Fire Prevention Officer at extension 249. DEVELOPMENT CHARGES Just a reminder that the Development Charges study has been completed, the By-Law has been passed and both are available NATURAL FLAG AND on our website for your review. There is a 20 day window in INTERLOCKING STONE which to file an appeal relative to this By-Law, with the Deputy Treasurer, if you wish. The deadline for this appeal period is 705 730 2621 September 7th, 2009. Please visit our website at firstname.lastname@example.org www.gbtownship.ca to review these documents or contact the Deputy Treasurer at extension 246. Old Fashioned Bakery SUMMER STUDENTS 705-756-2993 This year the Township has been pleased to welcome four summer students that have worked diligently on Famous Homemade Pizza your behalf in the Parks and Recreation Department and K Deli Sandwiches the Public Works Department. They have been a welcome Open Saturdays till Thanksgiving. addition helping to alleviate the heavy work load on our Post Office for All Your Postal Needs permanent staff during the summer months. We wish - Honey Harbour, ON them well in their future endeavours. Pictures courtesy of Shelley Fedoriw. GEORGIAN BAY Kaitlin Kuseta & Dayna Klein Gebbinck, CONTRACTING Parks & Recreation & HAULAGE Department NOW SUPPLYING AREA WITH ANIMAL PROOF ROADSIDE BINS REBATES AVAILABLE 705-756-3371 MACEY WELDING 705-835-5816 ♦ Steel Docks ♦ Shore Hookups Ryan Leitch, ♦ Repairs Public Works Department ♦ Most of Your Welding Needs Email: email@example.com Lisa Holden, Public Works Department 6 T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 7 Article and pictures courtesy of the Honey Harbour Historical Society. This summer a plaque was mounted at the Park Landing in Honey Harbour to the memory of Albert Nickerson. The Gazette invited the Honey Harbour Historical Society to provide our readers with some background on Albert Nickerson and the accompanying report is the result. Descendants of Albert were in attendance at the Canada Day Festival at the Park Landing in Honey Harbour. 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Like It is grateful to the following for The Co-op is most grateful to the their generous support of the 2009 members and friends of the Co-op Honey Harbour Jazz Festival Hot!! who volunteered to assist with this Don & Lois Batten of event — Thanks go to... Chantal & Bulletin Publishing Julissa Demera, Penny Ball, Nancy Elk’s Old Fashioned & Steve Martin who helped out in Summer arrived on the fifteenth of Bakery & Pizza the food tent; Jim Curtis and Doug August and provided a perfect after- Roger Ryan Wilkinson who sold beer & wine noon for some “Hot Jazz” at the fourth annual Honey Harbour Jazz Festival Laurie & Lisa Belsey of tickets; Jennifer Remazki,Cathy presented by the Honey Harbour Royal LePage Four Seasons Mudnyk, Nicole Jameison who sold Real Estate 50/50 tickets; Ken Bald and Craig Community Co-operative at the out- Mike McDonald of Watt who assisted with the set-up; door hockey rink in Honey Harbour. McDonald Maintenance Abby, Karen & Marley Tredger for With the heat, the humidity and the Fig Leaf Jazz Band playing such jazz taking care of business at the Co-op’s South Bay Cove Marina & Top of the Cove Restaurant table; student volunteer Craig Para- classics as Tishomingo, Tin Roof, and dis for his willing and good-natured Savoy Blues the audience could have Team Powersports assistance with everything; Perry been right there on Bourbon Street in Pepi Sewage Disposal Gendron for the use of the sound Old New Orleans. Having just played The Township of Georgian Bay equipment; Vince Cartier for creat- the Collingwood Jazz Festival the ing those very effective umbrella band was in fine form with regulars John Potts on trumpet, stands; the Township of Georgian Orillia that has found a second home Bay for the use of the park, the rink, Roger Kerslake on trombone, in Honey Harbour playing at the Geoff Mulholland on piano, the tables and the stage risers and to Canada Day Festival as well as Jazz Kevin Datema, Parks & Recreation Bruce Rumble on bass, Fest for the past four years, grew into Ted Fry on drums and guest artists Co-ordinator and your crew for your a quartet with Chris Lowery on assistance and co-operation in the Jim Purdie of Toronto on clarinet drums, forcefully driving his father and saxophone and presentation of this event. And thanks Phil Lowery on tenor sax and to everyone who came out to support Jack King of the Silverleaf Jazzband Lou Brestovansky on piano with this event and to enjoy some Hot Jazz from Toronto on banjo! Jim Harris on bass to complete the Men In Black, the jazz trio from on a very warm afternoon. – Jon Eby solid rhythm section. Credit must be given to the direc- tors of the Co-op who organize the Jazz Festival. These people, with the help of various stimulants, do the plan- ning, the promotion, the shopping, the setting-up and the tearing-down, try to raise the money to pay the bills, book the bands, and work the event. They are… Debbie Barkley, Vince Cartier, Darren Demera, Pam & Jon Eby, Pat Fleischmann, Ian MacCrimmon, Eleanor & Bill Pettit, PHOTOGRAPHS BY KAREN & MARLEY TREDGER T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 13 k Service to ALL Makes k Sales of Star Choice at WHOLESALE PRICES k Professional Installation & Repair k Best Price Guaranteed k Weekends & Water Access .. 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Island Work - Serving Georgian Bay & Muskoka Area www.dlgtreeservice.com 705 728 9369 A HELPFUL HINT FROM THE GAZETTE Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours prior to burning Abby and Marley sold souvenir Jazz Fest T-shirts 14 T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 SEVERN FALLS CHAPEL INTERDENOMINATIONAL SERVICE EVERY SUNDAY ALL YEAR ROUND 9:45 Adults Bible Study, 10:45 Hymn Sing, 11:00am Worship Service You Are Warmly Welcomed to Worship with Us 5682 Upper Big Chute Road, Severn Township Information call 705-756-2247 The Chapel is located on the top of the Hill in Severn Falls MORE HELPFUL HINTS For a sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a Knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for a few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The Wax will fall out. For crayon marks on walls, dip a damp rag, in baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!). Permanent marker on appliances/ counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel works. Blood stains on Clothes? Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works Every time! Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks. Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows on a sunny day. They will dry too quickly and will Please contact Mike or Michelle Roughley probably streak. Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will smell freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and linens. Adivision of Eplett & Worobec Surveying Ltd. To clean artificial flowers, pour some Ontario Land Surveyors salt into a paper bag and add the flow- ● Surveys for closing Original Shore Road Allowance ers. Shake vigorously as the salt will ● Residential/Subdivisions/Condominiums ● Site Plan absorb all the dust and dirt and leave ● Construction Layout, Commercial & Residential Buildings your artificial flowers looking like ● Boundary Surveys for Severance & House Sales/Mortgages new! Works like a charm! Coldwater: F. Dale Eplett, O.L.S. (705) 686 7208 Bulletin Publishing Inc is not responsible for Barrie: Alan J. Worobec, O.L.S. (705) 722 6222 results of these hints, use at own discretion. 4 John St., Box 113, Coldwater L0K 1E0 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 15 Honey Harbour Public Library Book Club BOOK REVIEW SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY BY CAMILLA GIBB (An International Bestseller) BAXTER ATV TRAIL RIDERS Memberships available at Am-co This book is set in Emperor Haile Selassie’s Ethiopia and H & S Gas Bar.( $140.00 ) Meeting the racially charged world of London, England. Lilly, born to British parents, eventually finds herself living as second Wednesday of each month @ a devout, young, white Muslim woman in the ancient The Inn at Christie Mill (Severn Room) walled city of Harar in the years leading up to the deposi- 7:30 p.m. Website: tion of the emperor. It is a passionate and humane story baxteratvriders.comze.com about people for whom displacement, poverty and war are everyday trials. It is a beautifully crafted novel that transcends the bounda- ries defined by propaganda makers that pit Islam and the West against one another. Gibb writes from the heart, revealing what • Homes is both sublime and common in every cul- • Cottages ture in the world: the yearning for love • Renovations • Additions and happiness that unites us all. This is a • Home Improvements richly textured novel…filled with lush de- • Decks tail. Just as Lilly, a white Muslim, is forced to accept the consequences of divisions caused by race and religion, so Gibb forces readers to confront their own prejudices. Sweetness in the Belly is vivid and rich John Dixon Stephen Nicholson with interesting detail, politically relevant 69 Bass Bay Rd., R.R. 1 879 Honey Harbour Rd., Box 62 and opens up to us a view of distant or Port Severn, ON Honey Harbour, ON L0K 1S0 P0E 1E0 closed worlds. For me it was a fascinating T: 705-756-3753 T: 705-756-2392 read albeit at times disturbing. C: 705-529-2824 Reviewed by Anita Walden SUNDAY MASSES Menno Van Harten Our Lady of Mercy in Ontario Land Surveyor Honey Harbour l Cottage Properties l Shore Road Allowance Surveys l St. John the Baptist in Port Severn Subdivisions 11 am Sunday at Honey Harbour “Serving Simcoe County and Muskoka ” (705)756 2311 RR. #1, PO Box # A-415, Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0 5 pm Saturday & 9 am Sunday Phone: 705-756-1317 Fax: 705-756-2089 at Port Severn 1 6 T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 FREE Plants Available for Fall Planting Are you interested in helping improve water quality and NEW!! enhancing fish and wildlife habitat along lakes and rivers? Playaway Audiobooks Severn Sound Environmental Association has a variety of @ native shrubs available to North Simcoe landowners interested in shoreline naturalization. Plants will be provided Honey Harbour/MacTier Public Libraries to shoreline residents free of charge, while supplies last. For more information, contact Michelle Hudolin, Severn Sound Playaway is the first self-playing digital audiobook, Environmental Association (705-527-5166 ext. 202 or half the size of a deck of cards. Using clearly email@example.com). marked buttons, Playaway gives listeners the ability to move back and forth within or between chapters and alter the speed of the narrator’s voice. It even Be introduced to the second-oldest art medium with has an automatic bookmark feature that remembers Quest Art School & Gallery where you left off. Playaway has a universal headphone jack that works with almost any type of On Sept. 1 and 2, Quest Art School & Gallery is offering a workshop on egg tempera painting. headphone or mobility accessory. Egg tempera painting, the second-oldest medium after encaustic, is experiencing a revival. From Egyptian Check out this new format in audiobooks today painting to Byzantine icons to photorealism, egg tem- @ your library! pera maintains its unique position among painting tech- niques. Egg tempera has an oil texture and watercolour movement, and is known for its rich depth of colour and Township of Georgian Bay Public Library translucence. Artist Polly Sharp will introduce partici- pants to the magic of making their own paint and to the tempera technique of laying colour. The workshop is to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre. The cost is $150 for Quest Art School & Gallery members and $180 for non-members. There is a $15 material fee payable to the instructor. To pre-register or for more information call 549-5425 or visit questartgroup.ca. Great prizes, great fun at Jazzfest!! Pictures courtesy of Don Batten. T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 17 OUT & ABOUT The summer reading program "MacTier Library IN MACTIER Detective School" ended on Aug. 12th. We had a great turn out of children for the 6 week program. Submitted by Penn Black Below: Examining our fingerprints The Parry Sound & area Municipal Airport 6th annual Fly-in takes place on Sat. Sept. 12th, from 10AM to 4PM. The rain date is Sept. 13th. The MacTier Railroad Heritage Society is having a Soup Kitchen Lunch and Large Garage Sale from 11AM to 2PM on September 29th MacTier at the Lions Hall. On September 5th, the MacTier Lions Club are holding a Pig Roast for the public from 5PM to 7PM. Cost is $12.00 per person, for Seniors its $10.00, and for kids 12 and under its $6.00 The Annual Terry Fox Run takes place at the MacTier Legion on September 13th. It starts around 9.30AM. For more de- tails contact the Legion at 375-2810. MacTier Figure Skating Club registration is on September 9th from 6PM to 7.30PM, at the arena lobby. Tuesday night Euchre games take place at the MacTier Curling Below: Sandy Inkster visited. The children are act- Club starting at 8PM. ing out The Giant Potato. Tuesday arts and crafts, Wednesday Horizons club, and the usual morning exercises will begin their fall programs at MacTier Arena Hall this month. Phone the Arena for times. Jennifer Layes Lashbrook is looking for people interested in rid- ing the Big Bike for Heart & Stroke on Sept. 9th, in Parry Sound. This is in memory of Richelle Tryon and Karen Rivett. Call her at 705-375-1287. THE MACTIER COMMUNITY POLICING COMMITTEE meets every second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Below: Following clues to solve a mystery. Everyone is welcome Come and voice your concerns Left: Highschool volunteers Nikki and Paige Baumgartner. Right: Making cypher disks 18 T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 Honey Harbour Public Library @your library HONEY HARBOUR & MACTIER Agent 009 Summer Programs SNAKES ALIVE!! On July 29th, Eric & Brittany from Reptiles at Risk presented a very interesting pro- gram to 58 adults & children on Snakes & Turtles that live in our area. The highlight of the day was having a hands-on look at the snakes after the program! PUBLIC LIBRARIES Pictures courtesy of Barbara Swyers. Eric & Brittany & the snake Fall/Winter Hours –(from Sept. 8) Honey Harbour Public Library Tues. & Fri.– 11a.m. - 4p.m. Kate & her mom get a closer look! Wed. – 11 – 6 p.m. Sat. – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays MacTier Public Library Tues. & Fri. – 11 a.m. - 4p.m. Wed. – 1 – 8 p.m. Sat. – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays Honey Harbour Programs Book Club-Tues., Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. Pick up the book @ your library Scrapbooking Club-Tues., Sept. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Abby, Claire, Anna & Luke MacTier Programs investigated the critters! Book Club-Fri., Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. The libraries will accept donations of popular gently used books, paperbacks, audiobooks, videos & DVDs The library is a registered charity and will issue a receipt for donations of $10.00 & up Website: www.olsn.ca/ georgianbaypl Winners--How many footprints & Honey Harbour: phone/fax at how many teeth in the jar? 756-8851 firstname.lastname@example.org Tanner-Footprints Abby-Teeth MacTier: phone/fax at 375-5430 email@example.com The Friends from Baxter Ward en- joyed the program too! T H E G A Z E T T E / SEPTEMBER 2009 19 Independently Owned & Operated GO HOME BAY $274,000 NEAT-SWEET–COMPLETE $249,000 Truly enjoy the pristine outdoor setting in Drive to this 3 bedroom cottage on this 3 bedroom, 4 season cottage in Go Georgian Bay. Gas fireplace, vaulted Home Bay, Georgian Bay. Pine kitchen, ceilings, and pine flooring. 180 Ft. open-concept, beach & deep water. 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