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FOCUSon Scugog AUGUST 2015 Scugog ...... In Full Bloom Dr. J. Cottrell Dr. J. Hardy Dr. C. Baneld Dr. J. Isenberg Dr. E. King Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon Periodontist New Patients Always Welcome 2014 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR BEST DENTIST port perry dental centre 238 Queen St. - Port Perry - 905-985-8451 Your Hometown Dental Professionals Beautiful Smile for Back-to-School A interesting - arousing curiosity or interest holding or catching attention attractive impressive appealing elegant striking intriguing unusual charismatic O P T I C A L PORT PERRY New location THE V I S I ON C L I N I C 305 Queen St Port Perry EYE EXAMINATION ARRANGEMENTS . 905 985 9388 FOCUS - JUNE 2015 1FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 1 Summer has arrived in Scugog as shown in this spectacular backyard garden Photo by MaryAnn Fleming our cover 3 18 20 21 Man of Steele Feeling good and doing more than he did before. Canada Day Generosity through dollars and spirit. They Putt....They Score A picture perfect day. Dog Days Ruff so much fun features regulars Changing Faces Local businesses on the move. Thumbs Rating local events and decisions. Whats Up Scugog Local entertainment you dont want to miss. PhotosNtravel Adventures with Jonathan van Bilsen. 5 26 28 30 12 3 Publisher Editor .............. MaryAnn Fleming Advertising ....................................Tracy Souch Production.................................. Arlene Walker Freelance Writers .................. Lynn Campbell Paul Arculus Karen Stiller Marjorie Fleming Jonathan van Bilsen Peter Hvidsten Accounting...................................... Judy Ashby FOCUSon Scugog AUGUST 2015 Volume 10 - Number 5 Published by Focus on Scugog Inc. 188 Mary Street Unit 201 Port Perry L9L 1A2 905-985-8585 email website Focus on Scugog is published 12 times a year from Port Perry and is distributed to all homes and businesses in Scugog Township by Canada Post. Delivery the rst Tuesday of each month although this date does vary depending on the number of weeks in a month. Opinions expressed by columnists contribu- tors and letter writers must be signed includ- ing address and phone number. Letters must be signed. Requests that a name be withheld will be honoured only if there is a compelling reason to do so. 2 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 Thumbs up from happy campers Dear Editor I would like to offer my THUMBS UP to the Day Camp run by the Scugog Townships Recreation Division. My granddaughter attended the first week of this summers day camp Clowning Around. The campers were provided with an assortment of age appropriate activities a chance to develop important social skills and a trip to the Bowmanville Zoo. She thoroughly enjoyed the week and cannot wait to go back for her second session in August. A special thank you to the wonderful counsellors Bubbles Jewells and Daisy. Mary Ann Versage Port Perry Roar by the Shores a great success Dear Editor The Roar by the Shores volunteer committee would like to thank all of the participants and attendees for contributing to the success of our third annual car show on June 21st. Mother Nature cooperated and there were over 140 vehicles on display. Also contributing to the success of our event was the front entrance gates parking attendants cooks student volunteers music and cold water and food vendors. We thank you for all your time and efforts as well. The show participants raised over 800.00 for the Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter and the Scugog Lake Stewards. Without the support of our great community from businesses and individuals events like this would not happen. We hope to see everyone again next year. Mark your calendars - June 19 2016. Dave Roulston Port Perry Thumbs up to amazing young people Dear Editor Just when we think the world is a difficult place some wonderful thing happens to restore our faith in humanity. On Saturday June 20 2015 two young women used their talents to make the world a better place. Congratulations to Clara and Cameron Hick who organized an awe inspiring musical concert at Port Perry United Church involving a group of multi- talented students from Port Perry High to raise funds for the G-Moms. These amazing young people used their talents to improve the lives of the 25 million orphans and their Grannies in Africa by raising 822.00. The audience truly enjoyed beautiful music and the voices of the teenage performers. Everyone was simply asked to make a donation and the result was incredible. The G-Moms also enjoyed the concert and are definitely thrilled to accept their donation which will be forwarded to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. We stress that 90 of all monies from the foundation go directly to the projects we support. Tinie Evans on behalf of The Grateful G-Moms Port Perry Childrens Chorus celebrates a successful first season Dear Editor Singing friendship learning growing These are all membership benefits of the newly formed Port Perry Childrens Chorus. Under the musical direction of Cathy Pavlik with administrative expertise and percussion infusions from Suzanne Garriock and piano accompaniment skillfully provided by Jackie Crawford the kids choir has had a successful first season. Since last September Port Perry Childrens Chorus has given two concerts has performed as guests in three more and has participated in festivals and workshops. The highlight of the year was the choral workshop day where the Port Perry group hosted the Brooklin and Uxbridge youth choirs for a full day rotation of musical games and activities featuring massed choir and individual workshops with internationally renowned composer Nancy Telfer. This was an amazing opportunity to build both skills and relationships between our choral communities Cathy Pavlik said about the day. Port Perry Childrens Chorus meets on Tuesday evenings at 630 p.m. and is grateful to the Church of the Ascension for hosting our rehearsals. We are looking forward to continuing our vision of building musical literacy music appreciation and camaraderie in the way that only singing in a choir can do. The group is accepting new members and invites young people ages 7 and up to call for information and audition times. Please contact Cathy Pavlik at 905-985-9274 for details. Cathy Pavlik Port Perry ...................... More letters on page 32 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 3 The recipient of a quadruple heart bypass in late November 2014 Mike isnt just surviving hes thriving. Im feeling super said the active and athletic sixty-one year old Port Perry resident. I has been a good experience. Im doing more now than I did before the operation. To celebrate the six months milestone since he had surgery Mike is working toward entering a 5 k race in Stouffville. Hes doing his walkingrunning mile in 11 minutes and he challenges himself to go three miles five days a week. A member of the Cycling Dudes group for senior men Mike rides 30-50 km with the other guys who come from all over Toronto Cobourg and Peterborough to name a few hometowns. Add that to his two 25 km bike rides around Scugog and hes out on his red rocket covering close to 100 km a week. When the first Focus interview with Mike was published in February of 2015 he was recovering nicely and patiently waiting until he was allowed to begin his rehabilitative exercise regime. The quad bypass to clear his blocked arteries went well and he was waiting for a procedure to correct an ablation which was also successful. There has been no recurrence of heart racing or fluttering in the heart he happily reported. Mike enjoys working with Paul his cardiotherapist through the six month government sponsored Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. The group consists of people who have had bypasses heart attacks or heart valve changes. They meet at If you catch sight of a red blur going by its likely just Mike Steele zipping along on his Trek Road Bike. PHOTOBYMARYANNFLEMING ...................... Please turn to page 4 A FOLLOW UP FROM FOCUS ON SCUGOG FEBRUARY 2015 4 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 the local arena on Tuesdays and the program includes education sessions and monitoring of activity. The first weekend of June Mike had to wear a heart monitor for a couple of days just to ensure that everything is functioning well. Doctors including cardiologist Dr. Nasser-Shariff of Lakeridge Health Port Perry keep tabs on him. The doctors and the medical centre in this town are outstanding Mike says. A retired high school teacher Mikes lifestyle centres around physical fitness cycling running jogging walking and now that the weather is nice golfing three or four times a week. He has switched his workouts from weight lifting to resistance training using those big rubber bands. The goal is to get his heart rate up to 110 - 120 beats per minute to strengthen his heart.Even though my heart is strong Mike pointed out that he needs to watch out for my sixty-one year old knees and back. Im even more fit than before Mike enthuses. Im just carrying on with my life making plans and feeling good. The Man of Steele credits the fact that he has always had a positive attitude as an asset in the recovery process. Hes down to one type of medication to take and when that is cut out Mike will be free to travel outside of Canada according to insurance regulations. Then hell be pursuing his Bucket List dream of an adventure trip to explore Australia and New Zealand. Mike and his wife Patsy who are the parents of a blended family of five grown sons are really looking forward to a destination wedding in Costa Rica for their son Jason Cottrells wedding in March 2016. But for now the Steeles are enjoying summer in Ontario which is beautiful and has a lot to offer Mike pointed out citing as examples getaways to Niagara-on- the-Lake Lake Muskoka and Sir Sams Lodge. For now Route 66 can wait. Patsy recently expressed interest in accompanying her husband to the driving range. She wants to golf with me Mike enthused. Patsy who has always been very supportive canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Foundation again this year and Mike expressed appreciation for the great generosity of the donors. Thanks to medical research he says that he is alive and well and able to help others by sharing his experience. Mike tells a story about sitting in his car at the Canadian Tire parking lot in Port Perry. Someone recognized him from his photo in Focus and then came up to him and said that he had seen the first feature article about Mikes quad bypass. The list of symptoms set off warning bells and this individual sought medical care. Three local people that Mike knows of and there could be more went to the doctor to get checked out after reading his article which contained the red flag warning signs of heart disease. That story in Focus magazine was all about educating people and saving lives and it worked he commented. It was a wake up call. People say I look great thats the feedback Mike concluded. Most importantly I feel great he says. The Man of Steele celebrated the three month anniversary of his operation by looking in the mirror and saying to himself You are still here He looks forward to doing the same thing at the six month mark and the one year mark and lots of other surgery anniversaries years into the future. By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog Man of Steele continued from page 3 INSOMNIA Dr. Dwayne Hooper BSc DC 905-985-3624 175 North Street Port Perry Appointments can be made online Chiropractors treat that too 168 Queen Street Port Perry FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 5 It came as a shock to everyone as Red Ribbon closed their doors the end of June. The iconic restaurant had served a hearty breakfast for well over twenty years and were sad to see it close Best of luck to Shari and all the staff The Kids Cupboard at 241 Queen St. have moved but not too far just across the street to 268 Queen St. Royal LePage building. Clothing for children women and men and of course toys Lots of parking Frame FX will be closing their doors at 209 Mary St. corner of Perry St. on August 13 and re-opening September 15 at 417 MacDonald St. Port Perry. Step with Style has re-opened the doors of the former Island Dance Studio at 4 Rose St. in Port Perry. Offering various styles of dance i.e. ballet tap hip hop jazz and more. 10 Vanedward Drive Port Perry 905-985-8474 Proud Sponsors of the 2015 Port Perry and Blackstock Fairs GUS BROWN buick gmc The 10th Annual Port Perry Music Festival will be held Saturday August 29th on the waterfront in Palmer Park. Its a great day of music free of charge. 1230 - 2 p.m. Women in Song featuring singer songwriters Linda Wright Susan Latimer Jaime Leah Wren and Riki Knox. 215 p.m. former member of Harem Scarem and singer for Red Dragon Cartel Darren James Smith and his band will be presenting some great classic rock. 320 p.m. Bobby Watson will perform. 350 p.m. the Durham All Stars take the stage with special guests the Badass Brass featuring Joe Lambert on baritone sax Howard Moore on trumpet Richard Thorton on sax and Juno winner Pat Carey from Downchild Blues with Terry Blankley and Al Matthews. 515 p.m. Two-time Juno winner Jack De Keyzer will close a great day of music. An after-party will be held from 8 pm 11 pm at Old Flame Brewery 135 Perry St. and will feature the Old Flame Blues Revue with Howard Ross and more. Tickets are 20. To order call 647-532-4050. Seating is limited so order early as they expect a sell-out crowd. Jack De Keyzer Port Perry 6 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 FREE On-site Parking For more information 905-986-0035 150th Annual BLACKSTOCK Friday August 28 7pm DEMOLITIONS DERBY NEW Beverage Garden NEW CLASSES including Mad Dog Competition Saturday August 29 FAIR DAY Full Slate of Fair Events Model Railway Centre Lawn Tractor Pulling New Midway Cope Amusements Fort Henry Guard 1867 Re-enactment Bill McKee Town CrierSinger Special Period Competitions Music From Bluegrass to Beatles Chainsaw Carving KidsWorld AgWorld Education 4-H Livestock Competitions VIDEO DANCE PARTY - 9pm with DJ Brian Cox from KX96 SUNDAY SPECIAL Sunday August 30 11am From Then to Now Equipment Display Interaction Entertainment for All Ages AUGUST 28292015 CELEBRATING150YEARS Friday Saturday Sunday September 11 12 13 Elgin Park Uxbridge Cultivating Future Farmers Friday September 11 Fair Opens ................................ 500 p.m. Tractor Pull ............................... 700 p.m. Youth Entertainment at Bandshell........................... 700 p.m. Buildings Close....................... 1000 p.m. Saturday September 12 Buildings and Midway Open.... 1000 a.m. Barnyard Rodeo...................... 1000 a.m. Sheep Show Goat Show 4H Rabbit Show............... 1100 a.m. Open Dairy Show............................. Noon Apple Pie Auction...................... 100 p.m. Durham West 4H Open Lawn Tractor Pulling Club ...... 100 p.m. Demolition Derby ...................... 700 p.m. Buildings Close ...................... 1000 p.m. Sunday September 13 Heavy Horse Show.................... 900 a.m. Canine Equine Challenge .......... 900 a.m. Buildings and Midway Open.... 1000 a.m. Cruise-in Car Show Baby Show Poultry Show ....................... 1100 a.m. Beef Show....................................... Noon Horse Pull................................. 230 p.m. Fair Closes................................ 500 p.m. Evening Schedule for Midway 1. Kiddies Rides close at 10pm 2. Ticket booths close at 1030pm 3. All rides or attractions shut down promptly by 11pm Conditions of Entry to The Fair 1. No skateboards 2. No Bicycles 3. Wristbands must be worn 4. No Alcohol 5. Backpacks and bags will be subject to search General Admission 12.00 Children Aged 13 Under FREE Parking FREE Saturday Offsite Shuttle FREE Frid F Friday September 11 Fair Opens Tractor Pull Youth Entertainment at Bandshell Buildings Close Saturday September 12 General admission provides free admission to all events. Parking and seating not guaranteed. The bright lights of the midways attract visitors from near and far to celebrate our agricultural heritage with fun and entertainment for all. FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 7 CELEBRATING THE DECADES EXTREME RODEOSundaysentertainmentbringsyouChuckWagonRacesPLUSMonday aProfessionalExtremeRodeowithalltheelementsofaregularrodeo. 25 Advance sales Aug. 20 to noon Sept. 5 at Vos Independent. Celebrate AgricultureCelebrate Agriculture The Port Perry Fair celebrates agriculture every Labour Day weekend. The action starts at 12 p.m. Saturday September 5th with the Midway and Lawn Tractor Pull. The opening ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m. at the fair grandstand followed by the exciting Tractor Pull Sunday the Port Perry Agriculture Fair will be in full swing with the 4-H Shows Beef Cattle Show Holstein Cattle Show fun Family Rodeo and new this year the wild Chuck Wagon races. The ever popular Demolition Derby takes place at 6 p.m. A variety of musical entertainment in the entertain- ment shelter will kick off with the Julien Kelland Band opening for our headliner Small Town Pistols. On Monday Heavy Horses will be featured along with an Extreme Rodeo. Come share in the thrills and excitement of these events. Check out our Events section of the website for more details or the Schedule Of Events 2015 for times and dates for each event. at the September 5-7 2015 The Blackstock Fair is celebrating their 150th year and the theme is Celebrating the Decades. The fun kicks off on Friday August 28 with the popular Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. New this year will be a Beverage Garden as well as new classes including Mad Dog Competition. Other highlights of the fair include Saturday night Video Dance Party with DJ Brian Cox from KX96 model railway centre lawn tractor pulling chainsaw carving and so much more. Sunday at 11 a.m. dont miss From Then to Now an equipment display and interaction special. For more information call 905-986-0035 or see our website August 28 29 2015 150th Blackstock Fair 8 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 BOOKS GALORE 175 Perry St. Port Perry 905-985-8645 Saturday August 15th 11 am - 4 pm 20 OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE BILLMINORS REFRESHMENTS Nibblies sale ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION new books - used books ction - non-ction adult - children hardcover - paperback plus a large selection of local history books 193 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-7306 1-800-387-5642 FARM HOME AUTOMOBILE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE BROKERS LIMITED Scugogs locally owned and operated General Insurance Broker with over 130 years of Broker experience. SINCE 1917 Scugog Shores Museum Village presents Murder Mystery Evening September 11th 730 pm doors open at 7 Scugog Shores Museum Village 16210 Island Road Port Perry 905-985-8698 x 103 Explore the Museum Village and solve the crime. You are the detective. The setting will be a masquerade ball. The queen was murdered while the king was off on crusade. The ball is the perfect opportunity for the king to find a new bride and discover who murdered the queen. Prizes awarded. Dont forget to bring a flashlight Age 16. Tickets 20 in advance as they sell out fast Our concerts continue and we invite everyone to Palmer Park on Sundays. Bring along your lawn chair and enjoy our talented local musicians. The fun begins at 7 p.m. at the gazebo and lasts an hour. There is no cost to sit and listen or sing along. This years line up includes all ages from teens to seniors sharing their love of music through singing and playing instruments. Aug. 2 Blue GrassCountry Band Aug. 9 Uxbridge Community Concert Band Aug. 16 Irwin Smith Aug. 23 Liz Auston Company Aug. 30 George Timms Sept. 6 Grand Finale Summer Sunday Concerts Palmer Park Gazebo 7 - 8 p.m. FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 9 21 Wilbur Avenue 905-985-0099 I Caesarea Skate Park For Kids would sincerely like to thank the club for the 10000 donation. After five years of hard work the kids of Caesarea and surrounding areas are finally able to see their wish come true of having a skateboard park built. From left Bob Brownson - Past President of Port Perry Rotary Club Susie Bollon Shari Bown and Karl Herder. Thank you Port Perry Rotary Club for generous donation The Museum Village comes to life as it rings to the sounds of the blacksmith woodwright printing press steam engines and many other heritage demonstrations. Taste traditional treats and observe local craft people at work. There will be three-legged races egg races and more Participate in a race to win a prize. Dont miss out on the free pony rides provided by Crown Carriages from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join us in the Tea Room for an Anne of Green Gables Tea Party from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Scugog Shores Museum is located at 16120 Island Rd. on Scugog Island. Pioneer Day will be open Sunday August 9 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Come and enjoy the day Pioneer Day Scugog Shores Museum Sunday August 9 The 7th annual Brits on the Lake classic car show rolls in to downtown Port Perry on Sunday August 9 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Port Perry BIA and is one of Ontarios most popular all-British motoring meets. It relives the glory days of British cars and motorcycles and is becoming one of the largest street parties of its kind. You can get up close and personal with MGs Triumphs Minis Austin Healeys Jaguars Bentleys Rolls Royces and more. For the bike enthusiast classic names such as Norton B.S.A. and Matchless will be on display as the owners love to show off their machines. Be sure to vote for your favourite Queen St. will be closed from Water St. to Simcoe St. so you can wander freely among the cars and displays. For more information The Brits are invading 10 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 Back-to-School Oral Health Education Much to the chagrin of children everywhere the new school year is just a month away. Parents can take advantage of this time to book an appointment for their children to have a complete exam and cleaning to make sure everything is in perfect order before the busy school season starts. The discomfort of tooth decay can impact a childs self-esteem along with their ability to focus and learn and is reportedly one of the leading causes of absences from school. A dental exam can uncover problems that might go undetected as tooth decay often doesnt present symptoms in the early stages. Teach your children good oral health habits. Help prevent tooth decay and send your kids to school with healthy mouths. By making oral health care part of a back-to-school routine you will help teach your children about healthy habits that will last them a lifetime. Here is a checklist to assist parents in optimizing their childrens oral health as they start the new school year Schedule regular dental exams for the whole year. When shopping for school supplies and new clothes look for a new toothbrush as well. A childs toothbrush should be changed every three months or immediately after an illness. Make sure your child brushes at least twice a day and flosses daily. Children are wonderful imitators. To encourage healthy habits let your child watch you brush and floss your teeth as often as possible theres nothing like a parents example to teach them healthy dental practices. Prepare healthy and nutritious lunches including fruits vegetables and cheeses for snacks. Avoid soft sticky sweets that get stuck in your childs teeth or stay in the childs mouth for a long time such as raisins caramels and lollipops. Save sweets for mealtimes rather than between meals as the amount of saliva produced at mealtimes will help protect your childs teeth. Educate your kids on the importance of oral health. Mouthguards not only protect a childs teeth they may also prevent concussions and other serious injuries to the head and jaw. Remember to either purchase a mouthguard for each child or discuss this with your dentist. Mouthguards should be used even for non-contact sports such as gymnastics and volleyball. FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 11 EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE once again presented by Join us for a day of FREE DENTAL CARE FOR PATIENTS IN NEED REGISTRATION STARTS AT 830 AM ARRIVE EARLY ATTENDANCE EXPECTED TO RISE AGAIN THIS YEAR 462 Paxton Street Port Perry Located across from the hospital in the Medical Associates building 905-985-8459 Call or see our website for more information. Must be over 18 years of age to participate. Patients will be seen on a first-come first-served basis. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring chairs blankets water and snacks etc. as you may be outside while waiting to be seen 3rd Annual SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12 900 am - 400 pm PLEASE bring A non PEriShAbLE food itEM in ExChAngE for your dEntAL CArE NEw THIS YEAR Spreading Free Smiles So far we have helped over 400 local patients look and feel amazing We look forward to providing our free services to many more people in need at our 3rd annual event on September 12. Proudly giving back to our Community BRITISHINVASIONINDOWNTOWNPORTPERRY BRITS ON THE LAKE PORT PERRY SUNDAY AUGUST 9 9am - 4pm 7th Annual Classic British Motor Show in Port Perry This years theme Celebrating all things Goodwood Also returning - the popular Valve Cover Races benetting the British family saloon cars sports cars motorcycles and buses JAGUAR AUSTIN HEALEY MG TRIUMPH MARCOS TVR VAUXHALL FORD JENSEN TURNER BENTLEY ROLLS ROYCE BSA NORTON MATCHLESS BRISTOL The Nigel Shiftright Wing Commanders Rally Tour Returns SATURDAY AUGUST 8 emmersonemmerson SINCE 1917 INSURANCE BROKERS LIMITED Specialty Auto Insurance Specialists 193 Queen St. Port Perry ON Personal Professional Competitive. . 905-985-7306 1-800-387-5642Antique Custom Modified Want Ice Cream 155 Queen Street 905-985-3900 Serving 22 avours of premium Kawartha Dairy ice cream cones sundaes and milkshakes E S T . 1 9 3 7 D A I R Y HOURS 9 am to 9 pm Monday thru Saturday 11 am till 9 pm on Sundays and holiday Mondays 12 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 Let nostalgia overwhelm you and join us in vintage clothing for a chance to win the Best Dressed Theme Contest or the Best Fascinator Contest Kids Zone Pipe Band Carriage Rides We carry Scotch Meat PiesBlack Pudding Potato SconesSquare Sausage and of courseHaggis. When Only The Best Of The British Isles Will Do The Wee Tartan Shop The Wee Tartan Shop 177 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-6573 177 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-6573 Fresh FoodsFresh Foods AUTHENTIC BRITISH-STYLE HALIBUT COD HADDOCK CelebrateA LL things British 161 Queen St. 905-985-1022 FishChips CaptainGeorge 905-982-8778 227 Queen Street Unique and distinctive handcrafted sterling silver jewellery by local artisans 279 Queen Street our locally brewed beer. Join us for appetizers lunch or dinner along with a nice cold pint of Time for the patio Join in on the Peoples Choice Judging and vote for your favourites YOUR NEIGHB O URS OWNED OPERATED B Y AT THE BRITS ON THE LAKE invites you to a Proud New Associate Member of Port Perry BIA HOT DOG BARBECUE hot dogs 1.00 drinks 50 All proceeds to PORT PERRY BIA Come on out and support your BIA BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PORT PERRY FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 13 Drop in to see Ontarios largest selection of Melissa and Doug toys NEW Online purchasing Clothing for All Ages ChildrenWomens and Mens 268 QUEEN STREET beside Royal LePage and Curves 251 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-1456 Check out our BRITISH FARE Steak Kidney Pie Steak Guinness Pie Sausage Roll British-style Sausages and so much more. 155 Queen Street 905-985-3900 Moccasins and so much more . . . Introducing our new Blueberry Blond brew . . . She Left Me Blue HOURS Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. includes Holiday Mondays Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 135 Perry Street corner of Perry and Mary Port Perry 289-485-BREW 2739 14 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 15 NOW OPEN in Port Perry kitchens designed with you in mind ... 34Water Street Port Perry 905-985-9506 Scugog Kitchens Ltd. Blessed are They - A new book on Scugog History For nearly two decades Paul Arculus and Peter Hvidsten have been researching and documenting Scugog history. Between them they have published more than a dozen books and have co-authored two. Paul has published six works on his own and has just released a seventh. His latest work celebrates the 175th anniversary of the parish of St. Johns Anglican Church in Blackstock. It is entitled Blessed are They. While focusing on the history of the Church the book also covers the history of Cartwright Township. As stated on the back cover of this work The hardy pioneers of all faiths in Cartwright Township have shared in the strug- gles of creating and sus- taining their communities through turbulent times and dramatic changes. This book is the story of their struggles. This one hundred and forty page work is illustrated and presents the reader with some early maps of the region. The book is now available at Books Galore and More in Port Perry and at St. Johns Church. It can also be ordered at any bookstore such as Amazon Chapters and Indigo and is available on line as an e-book through Google and Amazon. Paperback copies sell for 15.00 and hard cover cop- ies are 25.00. The DUTCH Pantry Groceries and more 34 Water Street Port Perry 905-985-9506 16 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 COACH HOUSE STUDIO ITS A DESTINATION SHOPPING LOCATION 605 Regional Rd. 21 Port Perry The Old Utica Store 905-982-2705 Antiques uniques Dcor More New items arriving daily Fall Mums 2 gallon pots Over 30 Colours 7.99 ea. Flowering Cabbage and Kale Mixed Fall Planters Flowering Baskets 9.99 and up Family owned by John and Karen and Colleen vanderZalm Century Home Garden 1431 Hwy. 7A Port Perry 905-985-2672 Where the Spirit of Gardening Lives Join us for breakfast Saturdays and Sundays Enjoy lunch and dinner on our patio Open Every Day 225 Platten Blvd. Scugog Island 905-985-2275 LAKESIDE RESTAURANT Fridays On The Patio 7 - 930 pm JULY 31 - DAVID FRASER AUGUST 7 - TBA AUGUST 14 - BRIAN GORDON AUGUST 21 - JANUARY LANE AUGUST 28 - RIKI KNOX Saturdays on the Patio 6 - 830 pm AUGUST 1 - LARRY SHEPHERD AUGUST 8 - BRIAN GORDON AUGUST 15 - DINO AUGUST 22 - TBA AUGUST 29 DINO Take Back the Lake - Paddle and a Pint - Craft Brew Festival On Saturday August 15 Port Perry SUP invites you to take part in a Corporate and Citizens paddleboard relay team race. No paddleboard experience required this is just to get out on the water for fun The cost is 180 plus HST for a team of four which includes a race shirt for each team member. Each team will be timed but times are for bragging rights only. Every team member who races will be entered to win an 1800 Rogue Paddleboard. All proceeds from the race will go to the Scugog Lake Stewards. Jack Doak of Old Flame Brewing Co. is thrilled to be the key sponsor and is covering the cost of the paddleboard. The event takes place at Palmer Park Saturday August 15 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. and then the fun contin- ues at Old Flame where a Craft Brew Festival will be held. It will be free to enter the brewery and you will then pay for samples as you partake. The BIA is also joining the excitement and will close Queen St. from Water St. to Perry St. Many mer- chants will set up outside their doors so that you can shop throughout the day Registration is open and space is limited. For more information please contact Jenn Sunnerton at Port Perry SUP 905-244-5366 email portperrysup or on facebook at Port Perry SUP. FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 17 port perry dental centre 238 Queen St. - Port Perry - 905-985-8451 Your Hometown Dental Professionals Dr. J. Cottrell Dr. J. Hardy Dr. C. Baneld Dr. J. Isenberg Dr. E. King - Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon - Periodontist FREE SPORTSGUARD CLINIC Call for appointment 905-985-8451 before August 31 The parade the festivities in the park and of course the main attraction the fireworks 1. MP for Durham and Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin OToole was honoured to be driving WWII veteran Jim Smitherman during the parade. 2. Harlow Forbes took advantage of the face painting and all the fun with her great-grandmother Joyce Hawkins. 3. Town Crier Bill McKee led all dignitaries and the audience in the singing of O Canada. 4. We all know you cant have a birthday without cake. Terry and Christine Vos generously provided this cupcake cake which included 1404 cupcakes. 1 2 From left Terry and Christine Vos Councillor Jennifer Back Durham Regional Chair Roger Anderson Mayor Tom Rowett MPP of Durham Granville Anderson MP for Durham Erin OToole Councillor Wilma Wotten Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew Councillor Betty Sommerville Councillor Don Kett and our Town Crier Bill McKee. From little ones to vets everyone enjoyed a 3 4 Wednesday July 1 PhotoSbyMARyANNFLEMING PhotoCoURtESyoFJILLIANhoWSAM-ADoMEIt 18 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 19 1511 Reach Street Port Perry 905-985-1999 Oil Changes 33.96 Includes tax Up to 5 litres Most vehicles Warranty Approved SPECIALS Hours Monday-Friday 800 am - 600 pm Saturday 800 am - 200 pm C O M P L E T E SPECIAL PRICING KUMHO KH18 All Season Tires 75. plus OTSinstall and balancing Air Conditioning Service Changes SPECIAL PRICING 20555R16 216 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-2171 1-800-377-9139 Port Perrys only locally owned and operated Funeral Home since 1846 Myles ORiordan FUNERAL DIRECTOROWNER Mark Fletcher FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRE-ARRANgEMENT COUNSELOR Pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family. Its easy. Anyone can do it. SHOP OUR PORT PERRY Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm Palmer Park Home Baking Preserves Fresh Fruits Fresh Vegetables Local Meats Local Honey Plants Flowers Herbs VQA Wine Crafts EAT FRESH BUY LOCAL THUMBS UP - A reader sent in a big thumbs up to the management of The Pub on the corner of Mary St. and Water St. As a daily morning walker she says the beautiful owers and umbrellas have made her walk that much more enjoyable Well done THUMBS DOWN - to old yard sale signs and all stale dated signs not removed from posts immediately after events. Sometimes it can be weeks or months before removed. If you put em up take em down THUMBS DOWN - to all those who continue to drink and drive. Tough message that for some reason doesnt seem to be getting through to a large number of people. Please drink responsibly. THUMBS UP - to hydro one for coming to the rescue of a edgling osprey that had fallen out of its nest and was not able to y back up. Thanks to the workers the bird was successfully returned to its nest. thumbs Up also to the residents of Kings bay in Seagrave particularly Abby Crook who cared for the bird until it could be rescued. THUMBS DOWN - to all the School boards involved for not bargaining throughout the summer and waiting until September. once again it is the parents and children that sit on pins and needles awaiting and attempting to plan other alternatives. Shame on them umumumumTh bsh bh bh bumh bumumh bumh bh bh bh bumh bumumh bumumh bum The SCA Gallery is pleased to be presenting works by Leif Petersen an Oshawa based Norwegian born photogra- pher. Leif has travelled extensively and captures nature architecture wildlife landscapes seascapes and city- scapes as well as exploring expressionism and macro photography. The Exhibit is called A Slice of Life and will be in the SCA Gallery from August 1 through August 29. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 3 p.m. The opening reception will be held on Saturday August 1 between 2 and 4 p.m. The following Saturday August 8 you are invited to meet and greet the Artist between 2 and 4 p.m. Both events take place at the SCA Gallery 181 Perry St. Unit G-1. slice of life 20 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 As the Scugog Hockey League SHL has grown so has its generosity in both dollars and spirit. Founded in the early 1980s as a non-contact recrea- tional outlet for men from Scugog Township the league had humble beginnings. What started with a group of four all-ages teams has expanded exponentially to a 22-club association with three age-dependent divisions. In 2001 however the growing hockey league began a tradition which would define it within the commu- nity for far more than simply sporting reasons. Three members of the league at that time Carl Fitzgerald Jim Beatty and Rick Sheehy organized a charity golf tournament said the events current-day Chair Rob Scott. That year the funds it raised were in support of a specific initiative but it has grown well beyond that point. The specific initiative was the construction of a second ice pad at the Scugog Arena. The results of the groups first fundraiser were instantly impressive. We committed to donate 40000 a year over the course of five years Rob continues and we met that goal. Flushed with the success of this effort the organiza- tion recognized the power of its fundraising muscle. Once our commitment to the new ice pad was finished we set our sights on other projects. The first one was another arena-based initiative the purchase of a new Zamboni. Then we branched off into community- oriented causes. The Scugog hospital and library soon joined the list of recipients. In the present day three local charities receive shares of the annual fundraiser Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham Scugog Community Care and the Durham Ride for Dad which supports prostate research. Rob himself took over as the golf tournaments Chair in 2006 and has led the event since then. Two unrelated events got me involved in running Scugog Hockey League fundraising produces above-par results They Putt . . . Giving back to the community organizers from left Jim Beatty Rob Scott Richie Lefort Todd Wilbur and Carl Fitzgerald. ...................... Please turn to page 22 Photo CoURtESy oF JILLIAN hoWSAM-ADoMEIt FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 21 Referrals are the core of our business Call John 905 434 0517 905 985 8569 Renovations from the outside in we can do it all You can transform your homecottage too BEFORE AFTER PhotoSbyMARyANNFLEMING Saturday July 18 Sunday July 19Saturday July 18 Sunday July 19Saturday July 18 Sunday July 19 Although temperatures were soaring it didnt seem to hinder a lot of the four legged dogs .... all sizes imaginable took part in contests disc and frisbee agility and so much more All had a barking good time 22 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 the tournament he recalls. The original organizers were asking to be replaced. Then a dreadful accident impaired two former students of mine. That year 2006 we supported their cause then switched to a combination of local charities going forward. It has been that way ever since. Personally I wanted a way to give back to the community and this opportunity was perfect for me. While he remains the public face of the event Rob is anxious to share the spotlight. Nobody could do a job of this magnitude by himself he admits humbly and this is no exception. I have a committee of five members from the league itself our Convenor Todd Wilbur players Richie Lefort David Roth Matt Roth and Dave Burnett as well as a pair of charity representatives Margie Ayres from the Big Brothers Big Sisters and Jill Howsam- Adomeit from Scugog Community Care. Theyre all very committed. 2015 represents the 15th year for the tournament which Rob proudly reports has raised an astounding 200000 since its inception. Annually the event attracts almost 130 golfers and donates somewhere in the neighbourhood of 15000. In addition to the golfers paid registrations the organ- izers have reached out to businesses within the community in an effort to expand their fundraising capability. We now have five sponsorship partners he said. As well we sell advertising to 70 local businesses. For their donation they get exposure on the various holes throughout the course on the main scoreboard and on the contest rules sheet. The community has been very generous in its support. A spiritual viewpoint would suggest what you send out into the world returns to you. This variety of synergistic exchange certainly exists between the Scugog Hockey League and its members community if the past 15 years are any barometer. Borrowing a hockey phrase that represents a highlight reel goal. By Scott Mercer Focus on Scugog They Score continued from page 20 Computer REPAIRS IT and Network SUPPORT PC and Server UPGRADES 333 Major St.Port Perry 905-985-0568 SERVING SCUGOG UXBRIDGE TOWNSHIPS vehicle lettering wrapping Reach Northport Rd. 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Were really excited about the song writ- ing competition said Gala chair Birgitta MacLeod. The three winning entries will have their world premiere at the event on November 5. Since there is no restriction on genre or age it will be interesting and of course entertaining. Deadline for the contest is September 8 2015. There are a number of rules which can be viewed on their web- site or call 905-982-2121 for more information. Enjoy the Shakespearience Driftwood Theatre Group is proud to present Hamlet the worlds most famous play like youve never seen it before. This thrilling new adaptation is unpredictable unsettling and downright dangerous. This is the ultimate tragedy framed in a world dominated by the politics of fear. Newcomers to Hamlet and Shakespearean aficionados alike will delight in this version a perfect match for Driftwoods inventive theatrical style and magical outdoor setting taking place at the Scugog Shores Museum Village. This is Hamlet with the brakes off You will have two opportunities to see this exciting performance Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 both shows starting at 730 p.m. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can 20. suggested. The museum is located at 16210 Island Road. For more information please call 905-985-8698 X 103 or check out the museums website at Art Council wants you to show the love On Sunday July 5 Rosario Greco Styles held a Cut-a-thon fundraiser for Olivia the four-year-old cancer survivor. It truly is amazing how this town steps up to help one another. Vos Independent Grocer jumped on board immediately and handed over a cheque for 2554 and then the rest of the community really stepped up The goal was to raise 2500 to help build a playground and the outcome was incredible with over 6000 raised. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL Front Rosario Greco with Olivia Worr holding on to cheque presented by Vos Independent Grocer. Back row from left Founder and Director of Million Dollar Smiles Anna Lopes Olivias mom Cheri holding little brother Ryker and her dad Peter Worr Vos owner Christine Vos and Service Manager of Vos Heather Wilkinson. The biggest smile of all Olivia on her slide part of her new backyard playground on Sunday July 12. Rosario Greco Styles staff along with many volunteers spent the day building this huge surprise for Olivia. ALL AROUNDALL AROUND Million Dollar Smiles Bear with Olivia on Sunday July 5 during the Cut-a-thon fundraiser held at Rosario Greco Styles. FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 27 FashionoUTLET1888 scugog st. 905-985-1890 summer sale 20-80 off Bras Grad or Prom Dresses Special Occasion Dresses Swim Summer Styles Year-Round All Occasion Ladies Wear At Kotya Peekin Trophies Awards Corporate Promotions Embroidery Graphic Design Engraving Screen Printing Pineridge Impress 905-985-2839 135 North Port Road Port Perry Your Name is Our Business A rare sighting Mia and her dad Ozzy Bergamasco Shepherds were in Port Perry recently from Uxbridge and brought along their owners Lori Canario and her daughter Alex. These two certainly turned a lot of heads GOT ENOUGH COVERAGE HOME AUTO BUSINESS LIFE HEALTH GROUP BENEFITS 1564 King St. E. Hwy. 2 Courtice 905-436-9090 W.O. INSURANCE BROKERS Dale Gibbons R.I.B. ON Broker Mississaugas Of Scugog Island 20th Annual POW WOW Saturday July 18 Sunday July 19 A beautiful hot weekend for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island 20th Annual Pow Wow. People of all ages enjoyed the traditional native dances drum groups and displays. PhotoSbyMARYANNFLEMINGPhotobyMARYANNFLEMING 28 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 Scugog What s Up Every Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. until Thanksgiving Be sure to come down to Palmer Park at the waterfront and meet and support our local farmers. There are lots to choose from food plants and owers VQA wine and crafts. Port Perry Friday July 31 Sunday August 2 Friday - Dinner - 6 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. The fun starts Friday night with a steak or lobster dinner two seatings to choose from and entertainment including a cash bar. Saturday and Sunday are two full days of fun with volleyball and horseshoe tournaments fishing derby jumping castles dunk tank and so much more. You can start your day on Sunday with a pancake breakfast served up at the Fire Hall 8 a.m. 11 a.m. Location Putsey Park and Beacon Marina Caesarea REGATTA 87th Annual Lake Scugog August 3 - 8 Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime 830 p.m. Six performances of William Shakespeares classic love story will take over the brewery with the first professional theatre production held here. This is a whole new twist and one not to be missed Directed by Iain Moggach and original music by Landon Doak. Information Call 289-485 BREW2739 or stop by Old Flame Brewery 135 Perry St. corner of Perry and Mary St. Tickets 30. Per person includes complimentary first beverage SUNDAY AUGUST 9 PHIL DWYER TRIO Canadas King of the Sax Phil Dwyer is in Ontario for a few more weeks. Dont miss this rare Ontario appearance. Joining Phil is Roberto Occhipinti on bass and Sam Dickinson on guitar. SUNDAY AUGUST 23 STEVE AMIRAULT AND REG SCHWAGER Steve Amirault - piano and vocals. Steve is anAcadian born Montreal- based Jazz pianist vocalist and composer. He is a piano sensation who has won two Junos and three National Jazz Awards. Appearing with Steve will be renowned guitarist Reg Schwager. A very luxurious night of songTH E SUMMERS END FULL MOON BARN PARTY SATURDAY AUGUST 29 830 - Midnight 25 per person featuring Torontos THE GREAT LESTER MCLEAN BAND A fun and fantastic group A hip and happy Barn Party hosted by Lynn McDonald and the Somervilles. Good band to get down and move that THANG. No psychedelia no rap just dance toonz we know and love. Len and Betty Somervilles fab- ulous fun barn plenty of parking. BYOB. Location 21300 Simcoe St. Seagrave Information Call Lynn at 289-354-1140 Doors Open 700 p.m. Location Jesters Upstairs Music Charge 15 per person Reservations Call Lynn 289-354-1140 or email at jesters court EVERYBODY WELCOME FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 29 MUSICIANS CORN ROAST Sunday August 16 Noon - 800 p.m. Once again this year Paul and Charlene Wasson invite everyone to their annual corn roast in memory of country musician Larry Dee. The event started over twenty years ago with 40 to 50 people and has grown to hundreds of people coming through the gate. Professional entertainers headline the festivities and there is a jam for everybody else who would like to play. There is something for everyone to do displays set up 5050 draw and games for children and adults and of course the best corn you could ever want along with hamburgers and hot dogs. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and enjoy the music Proceeds to benefit the Port Perry and Blackstock Lions Club. Location 4790 McKee R.d Blackstock Admission 10.00 per person Kids 12 and under FREE with an adult Information Port Perry Church of the Ascension invites everyone to join them for English Cream Tea Sunday August 9 Noon - 4 p.m. During Brits on the Lake Location 274 North St. Port Perry Port Perry United Way 8th Annual BBQ Trike Race Thursday September 10 Noon - 200 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this free fun-filled event on Thursday September 10. Watch and cheer on local busi- nesses as they compete for the trophy and enjoy a burger barbequed by our local Maple Leaf Foods. Location Perry St. between Queen St. and North St. Information 905-985-9399 Coming to Port Perry . . . Experience some family-friendly theatre this summer Join our talented cast of 34 children and teens ages 8-15 as they sing and dance their way through a Far Away Kingdom Our cast and crew are all locals hailing from Port Perry Uxbridge and surrounding areas. This DreamWorks musical will be on stage at the Port Perry Town Hall 1873 for four performances Thursday August 13 at 700 p.m. Friday August 14 at 700 p.m. Saturday August 15 at 1100 a.m. and 300 p.m. Its a big bright beautiful world for everyones favourite ogre in Shrek The Musical JR. based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film adapted for young performers featuring a host of over-the-top characters. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family. Vocally Inspired Performers has worked hard to bring imagina- tive sets and costumes to these familiar characters prove that beauty is in the eye of the ogre. You can expect full makeup costumes and some special effects as well. As an added bonus many of our performers will appear prior to show time for meet and greet opportu- nities. Come on into the patrons lounge at the theatre 45 minutes prior to show time. Enjoy some swamp snacks from our themed concessions area and meet various characters from the show. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to introduce young children to the world of theatre. All tickets are 20 and are available through the theatre website at For more information about Vocally Inspired Performers contact Marisa-Hachey at 416-805-7469. The Township of Scugog is hosting two free Movie in the Park events on Thursday August 6 and Thursday August 27. Movies will be shown in Palmer Park Water St. Port Perry beginning at dusk. A reminder for movie-goers to dress for the weather. As seating is on a first-come first-served basis an early arrival is recommended. Visit the website for updates on the movies being played rain dates and event dates. 30 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 There is no shortage of destinations in the world to visit but for some reason I continue to be drawn to Africa. I have been to a dozen countries and am planning on heading there again in a few months. Interestingly enough I have always favoured the desert lands and thoroughly enjoyed Egypt Namibia and one of my favourites Morocco. A small country in the north-west Morocco is relatively safe and culturally Arabic enough to enjoy different and unique traditions. On my last trip to this home of Sheiks and Berbers I did something I very seldom do I drove a rental vehicle an experience I would never recommend to anyone. I crossed into Morocco from Spain along the beautiful Rock of Gibraltar. The ferry ride was incredible with whales and dolphins swimming alongside the ship. Tangiers is a good four hours from Spain and coming back I took the much shorter route leaving from Ceuta. I should not criticize the concept of self-drive trips but there are definite challenges to heading forth aimlessly with no real strategy. My plan was to see the country and stop when I was tired eat when I was hungry and visit ev- erything I could. I decided to stay to the north and not head down to the Casablanca-Marrakesh area. I had been told from several sources that it was an industrial region and totally different from the western picture painted in films. I would not see Humphrey Bogart or Ricks Caf and there would be no Ingrid Bergman to meet me at any airport. I decided to start my adventure in the capital city of Rabat a truly wonderful and interesting metropolis with a population of 600000. The old walled city is the place to go and finding a small BB or hotel is relatively easy unless you leave it too late in the day and the prices soar. My next stop and certainly my favourite was Fes located in the central north. I bit the bullet and stayed in a renovated palace with a luxurious swimming pool swaying palm trees and excellent service. The Palais Jamai once belonged to a The old town in Fes. FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 31 HEY SUN SEEKERS enjoy the heat now because winter will be back before you know it NEW WINTER SUN BROCHURES ARE HERE Jean Colleen Virginia Pop in today for your copy of whats new down south. See you soon 158 Casimir St. Port Perry 905-985-2268 MC TICO 4577532 Earn 25 bonus AIRMILES when you book your Transat Holidays or Nolitours winter package by August 31. Simply bring this ad in to the office at time of booking. SURFS UP IN MOROCCO Prince but now the property is owned by Sofitel. Room service makes a world of difference and enjoying a lamb burger under the hot desert sun with a cold drink is an enjoyable experience. Morocco is known for its leather goods and I decided I would attempt to buy a leather jacket at a reasonable price. I found someone who knew someone whose brother had a shop and after a short visit learned there are many people who benefit from a tourists purchase. I discreetly made my way to a different shop off the beaten path and after a little negotiating purchased a soft pigskin coat for a mere 60 one tenth of what it would cost at home. After ten days and seeing as much as I possibly could I headed north toward the city of Ceuta where the ferries for Spain departed regularly. After getting directions along the way I finally made it to the outskirts of the city. I had booked accommodation in Spain for the night and pushed hard to make the three oclock ferry the second last one of the day. I arrived at the dock to watch the ferry leave without me. Frustrated I had no choice but to wait the two hours for the next one. The uniformed attendant waved to me and smiled and when I asked him where I should park for the next ferry he motioned me to the front of a row of white painted lines on a very large parking lot tarmac. I was first in line for the next and last ferry and qui- etly passed the time reading and relaxing. Cars began to slowly file into the parking area and line up in rows. I found it odd that some would park at the front of different rows but none seemed to line up behind me. At long last after what seemed an eternity the ferry was visible in the harbour and people began to return to their vehicles in anticipation of boarding. I watched the vehicles disembark and waited my turn and then a very strange thing happened. Boarding began from the row farthest away from me. I now understood why no one was in a rush to queue behind me. I waited patiently until suddenly halfway along the row next to me they halted the boarding and explained the ferry was full. I was stunned. How could this be I searched for the attendant who told me where to line up. I saw him talking with a few other uniformed men and approached him obviously quite angry. I asked why he told me to line up where he did and he looked around. I explained that I had missed my ferry and he looked at the boat now halfway out of the harbour. He looked back at me shrugged his shoulders and wandered off. I grabbed his shoulder and he turned and began to laugh. I felt the hairs on my neck stand up and was about to confront him when I saw his mates move closer to where I stood. Slowly still furious I returned to my rental car and left in search of accommodation for the night. The next morning I was back bright and early and boarded the ferry without incident. All in all it was a great adventure and Morocco is a country definitely worth visiting but do yourself a favour and hire a guide to look after the details. Jonathan van Bilsen is a photographer author and columnist and can be followed at The beautiful Hassan Tower in Rabat the capital of Morocco. The ferry at Ceuta en route to Spain. 32 FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 Letters to the editor continued Mailbox continued from page 1 Co-ownership a great alternative Dear Editor Lynn Campbells article about shared home ownership was excellent. I have been a long-time advocate of such arrangements. I enquired about the house at 100 Perry St. and several additional questions were answered There is only one kitchen and people will live as a self-directed family group. Grocery costs will be shared which should lead to additional savings versus living alone. Prospective buyers will have input into the legal agreement. The value of your investment will continue to grow as property values increase leaving a nest egg for you or your heirs when you move on. Monthly contributions by each owner should be less than 800 a month and will include taxes insurance all utilities TVhouse phone and interneta cleaning service twice a week and all outside services no shovelling. Starting out owners will also contribute to a contingency fund that can be used in the longer term for major items like roof replacements. That information parallels my own situation in a co-ownership home. Compared to living alone my portion of the living expenses is a fraction of my former costs I save money for travel and for my future needs and I do not have all of my assets tied up in a house. I was even able to give my family some money from my house sale and still had money to buy my share and invest for my future. So I am sold on the model and wish the new co- owners all the best. Martha Casson Port Perry Bridge Club looking for members Dear Editor Scugog Marathon Hospital Bridge Club was formed in October 1983. The club was organized to raise money for the Port Perry Hospital as well as enjoy some games of bridge with friends. The group started with 20 people growing to 40 members over time. This past year our membership numbers have dropped and consequently our donation to the hospital has decreased as well. We play a set number of games and donate a small amount of money each time we play. We are anxious to keep the Bridge Club going so we are actively looking for new members. If you enjoy playing bridge and are interested in helping support the Port Perry Hospital please call Gale Ballard at 905-985-7054 or Catherine Corden at 905-985-9412. Catherine Corden Port Perry Thursday August 20 2015 Sunnybrae Golf and Country Club Tickets 125.00person Registration Lunch 12 Noon Shotgun Start 1pm BBQ Steak Dinner 630 pm 18 HOLES CART CONTESTS ON-COURSE FUN Scugog Chamber of Commerce presents Hole-in-one sponsored by Stewart Morrison Insurance 10000 prize and Hole-in-one sponsored by Taylor Ford Wins a Brand New Ford Escape 2nd Annual 1511 Reach Rd Unit 2 Port Perry For appointments call 905-985-9292 HOURS Mon. - Fri. 8 am to 5 pm Proud members of QUality PaRts FaiR PRiCiNG QUality sERViCE Mark LeahannWilles MaRK WillEs Automotive 189NORTH STREET Writer Tracey Coveart 905.985.1361 On Tracey Eyenigma On Stephanie EtniaNEAR LIBRARY Closed July 24 - August 17th For Renovations Daughter Stephanie CHANGING THEFACEOF PORT PERRY... ONEFRAME ATA TIME Dr. Darryl Workman O. D. 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