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FOCUSon Scugog APRIL 2016 See Page 3See PageSee Page 33 Frankly Speaking ... Dr. J. Cottrell Dr. J. Hardy Dr. C. Baneld Dr. J. Isenberg Dr. E. King Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon Periodontist New Patients Always Welcome port perry dental centre 238 Queen St. - Port Perry - 905-985-8451 Your Hometown Dental Professionals 2015 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR BEST DENTIST 2015 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR BEST DENTAL OFFICE O P T I C I A N S O P T O M E T R I S T S THE VISION CLINIC 305 Queen St 905 985 9388 ADIDAS ETNIA COACH GUESS RAYBAN LAFONT GUCCI VERSACE NINE WEST MEXX SILHOUETTE Publisher Editor ................. MaryAnn Fleming Advertising ..............Tracy Souch Hallie Karpis Production.....................................Arlene Walker Freelance Writers ............. Jonathan van Bilsen Lynn Campbell Paul Arculus Karen Stiller Marjorie Fleming Scott Mercer Peter Hvidsten Website................................................Bill Walker Accounting........................................ Judy Ashby FOCUSon Scugog APRIL 2016 Volume 11 - Number 1 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 contributors and letter writers must be signed including 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. features 6 16 21 28 regulars 9 20 36 39 Thumbs Rating local events and decisions. Changing Faces Local businesses on the move. Whats Up Scugog Local entertainment you dont want to miss. PhotosNtravel Adventures with Jonathan van Bilsen. Energy to Paint Scugog Eliza Brown has it Age Old Craft of Coppersmithing Visible on Water Street. Its Coming Lake Scugog Studio Tour Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1. Working to Be the Best Ethans on-ice journey began at the age of 3. At Focus on Scugog we value reader input. Unique local story ideas and any community information is always welcome and we will publish as much as we possibly can. Please submitideasto GOT IDEAS LETS HEAR THEM our cover Focus on Scugog freelance writer Lynn Campbell got up close and personal with Frank the pig and he was a real ham Meet owner Jenny and read their story on page 3. The ice officially disappeared from Lake Scugog on March 16 2016 just one day shy of tying the 2012 record of March 15th. Global warming Well consider this. Since the year 2000 the ice has left Lake Scugog six times during the month of March thats six times in sixteen years. Compare this to the 84 years prior to 2000. In that time the ice only left the lake 10 times during the month of March 10 in 84 Or in other words the ice has disappeared only 16 times in March during the past 100 years. J. Peter Hvidsten No record but ice is gone. DIVA NIGHT Friday April 29 6 - 10 p.m. Dont Miss It 11 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 1 2 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 Focus on Scugog is excited to introduce our new advertising sales representative Hallie comes to Focus with an abundance of knowledge and expertise having worked with a number of business people and resi- dents throughout Scugog. You may recognize her from real estate the Island Dance Studio as a teaching assistant and most recently a sign writer at Sensational Signs. She is also a committee member for Scugog Council of the Arts and the Mayors Gala. A Seagrave resident Hallie along with her son Korbin love to live play and shop in Scugog. Please join us in giving Hallie a warm welcome to the Focus team. MaryAnn Fleming Meet Hallie Karpis PhotobyjonathanvanbilsEn Friday April 22 6-9 p.m. FREE ADMISSION Ladies grab your girlfriends and dont miss this night. Skin care fashion food jewellery hand-made paintings and so much more. The first 50 ladies will receive something special Latcham Centre 121 Queen Street Port Perry RAFFLE FOR GORGEOUS GIFT BASKET INTENSE AQUAFIT Want a low impact workout Well come to SwimKids and get it all NEW Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays from 830 - 930 p.m. ONLY 10. Call or text to learn more Kim Instructor 905-243-8689 SwimKids 905-985-1709 Offered thru April May June ...................... More letters on page 10 Caring actions from complete strangers Dear Editor After a snowstorm in February the next morning February 17th my husband and I parked in front of Danas on Queen Street. A young gentleman crossed the street from the North side of Queen Street and cleared a path from the street to the sidewalk with his boots for us. He helped us from our car to the sidewalk and then went back to his car on the opposite side of the street. Unfortunately we didnt get his name. After we finished at Danas two lovely ladies escorted us to our car and once again we didnt get their names. These people deserve a Thumbs Up for going out of their way with such caring for others. What a plus for our town Sincerely Barbara Moote Port Perry Kudos to Michele at Foodland Dear Editor We recently arranged the funeral for our relative Francina Albers. We would like to send a special thank you to Michele at Foodland. Her professional and courteous manner made the experience a positive one. We provided her our colour selection and primary flower choice. That was it. She did the rest and for a reasonable price. When we received the flowers they were stunning. The three bouquets although different complimented each other. They were coordinated beautifully. We want everyone in our community to know that there are excellent floral choices in Port Perry. Again thank you Michele. The Albers Family Port Perry FOCUS - APRIL 2016 3 Frank the pig is a real ham. With his outgoing personality he should be perfect for his upcoming role in a television commercial. A pot bellied pig Frank lives the proverbial Life of Riley in Port Perry. His large and cozy bed complete with comfy blankets is strategically situated by the warm fireplace and the big screen TV. Apparently pigs do not like the cold. His owner Jenny Halliday 17 brought Frank home from Oshawa Zoo in December of 2015 because the wee piglet may not have been able to survive the freezing winter temperatures. Five-month-old Frank is not wee anymore. His exact weight at the time of this writing on March 1 was uncer- tain maybe 50 or 60 lbs. Jenny says that Frank loves dog food evidenced by the fact that he kept rooting enthu- siastically at the bin during our visit. Franks diet also includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. My Dad likes to make him these awesome salads Jenny said. Jenny attends Port Perry High School and she has a double co-op at Oshawa Zoo where she enjoys caring for the animals. Around Christmas time Jenny and her father Bob brought cute little Frank home in a crate to stay for a while. Hes a beloved part of the family now. Hes very affectionate says Jenny as Frank roots around this re- porter for pats. Look at his cute little brown eyes. I dont know whats not fun about having a pig around she adds as Frank strolls around the dining room comically knocking over the chairs like bowling pins and trying to get the lid off of the treat bin with his snout. Frank has fit into the Halliday household quite well. Hes best friends with mixed breed dog Izzy. Jennys friends and her brother Joey are all taken with Frank who seems to smile all the time. And he wags his little tail whenever he hears Jennys voice. Hes attracted to shiny things like jewellery Jen says. I really like him said Jennys mother Jane. Hes cute and interest- ing. Its good that he can be here by the fire and not in a barn on these cold days. This novelty pet is smart and easy to train says Jenny. He goes outside to relieve himself like the family dog. Frank is bathed regularly and he enjoys his coconut oil massages to prevent dry skin. The only issue is Frank is getting kind of heavy and he cant do stairs with those high-heel shaped hooves so people have to carry him from one level of the house to the other. Frank is one of many unusual pets that Jen has taken care of over the years including hermit crabs lizards bearded dragons leopard geckos and a duck Jane recalls the time that little Jenny went on a school trip to Noahs Ark There was my four-year-old daughter with a hug snake wrapped around her Jen loves all Gods creatures and has no fear of any animal. She has been accepted to the one year Animal Care program at Durham College next year and her ultimate career goal is to be a Wildlife Rescue Worker and travel. As for Frank he will be travelling to a stage set to star in a commercial for Plan Canada thanks to a con- nection between Jenny and Brad an animal trainer at the Toronto Zoo. Two pigs are needed for the TV spot to promote the purchase of two pigs for 90. to provide aid to children and the moth- ers who love them in 69 countries. Frank has the summer of 2016 to look forward to since pigs enjoy the hot weather. Jenny says he will have to wear sunscreen since his wiry hairs are sparse on his black skin. So if you see a smiley pig on a blue leash walking about town in the nicer weather say Hello to Frank By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog this little piggy 4 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 StylistOwner SADIE ROSS 11 years experience - cutting styling and colouring All New Visits 20 OFF In-home salon offering more affordable services and exible hours. CALL TODAY 905-985-5792 All New Visits 20 OFF20 OFF Lake Scugog Port Perry Mark YourCalendar April 30 May 1 2016 10 am - 5 pm Join Our Creative Journey 30 juried artist and artisans FREE ADMISSION Pick up a brochuremap in downtown Port Perry Info 905-985-1335 PSYCHIC READINGS Every Tuesday 3pm - 9 pm 45 per reading includes CD of reading to be paid before reading PAST...... .PRESENT........FUTURE........P AST..........PRESENT........FUT URE.........PAST..........PRESEN T........FUTURE........ 279 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-2775 279 Queen St. Port Perry Watch for our NEW MENU starting mid April. Larry went over the top thanks to you KidSight Vision Screening Computer REPAIRS IT and Network SUPPORT PC and Server UPGRADES 333 Major St.Port Perry 905-985-0568 SERVING SCUGOG UXBRIDGE TOWNSHIPS Thanks to everyone Lion Larry Doble February 2016 Focus article exceeded his goal of over 10000 by reach- ing 14000. Larry will be able to purchase at least two new cameras with the monies raised and is waiting to hear this month if he will receive the matching funding from the Lions Club International Foundation. Kudos to Larry and everyone who donated to his vision project FOCUS - APRIL 2016 5 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 Reach Northport Rd. Port Perry 905-985-0802 Since 1996 signs vehicle lettering graphics snowmobile numbers Community Living Durham North an agency supporting adults with an intellectual disability living in the North Durham Region is very ex- cited to be hosting its 2nd annual Jamies Dream Gala. A fun-filled evening of entertainment great camaraderie excellent food as well as raes wonderful silent auction prizes and a great live auction featuring the always entertaining auctioneering of Gary Hill Auctions. We are excited this year to be supporting the very worthy cause of Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham with a portion of the proceeds raised from one of our raes. The funds generated from the gala will be used to build on the legacy of the late Jamie Ross. Jamie was a deeply generous man who gave anonymously having a great impact on the lives of numerous people supported by our agency. One of our agencys main goals is to assist people to achieve their life long dreams and live a life built on quality. The gala funds will be used to assist people who may be experiencing a shortfall to achieving their dreams as well as to support opportuni- ties for people to develop social capital by becoming connected to their community. This years Gala will be held Thursday May 26th 2016 at the Scugog Recreation Centre. Tickets are 125 per person in- cludes one complimentary drink ticket. Mark your calendars. Tickets can be purchased by calling Community Living Durham North 905 985-8511 ext. 227 or by stopping by our office location at 60 Vanedward Dr. Unit 2 Port Perry. Check out our website or follow us on or Community Living Durham Norths 2nd Annual Jamies Dream Gala Thursday May 26th 2016 Exclusively offered at 6 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 Twenty-year-old Eliza Shaleena Q. Brown of Seagrave is proud to be a new OwnerOperator for Student Works Painting. Her mother Alison of Antweek fame is well known for breathing new life into old pieces of furniture through unique painting techniques which she teaches at workshops. With her moms coaching Eliza and her University roommate transformed free coffee and end tables into works of art with dramatic black legs and Beechwood tops. While Eliza has already learned the art of using paint to restore fur- niture her summer position with Student Works Painting marks her debut into painting bigger objects houses inside and out. She is well prepared for the challenge. Well-spoken enthusiastic and am- bitious Eliza is excited that she has officially signed the papers and now she legally owns her first business. A six interview process led up to her selection. Established in 1981 Student Works Painting offers a professional training program in both marketing and painting skills. Eliza has learned the skill of cutting how to cre- ate pristine lines without the aid of tape. How to roll paint when to use primer. The technology of paint and its ingredients. Hands-on painting training. How to fix holes in walls. Marketing skills. A graduate of Port Perry High School Eliza is in her second year of the four year Business Program at Ryerson in Toronto specializing in Retail Management. Shes also the administrator of Ryersons Student Initiative Fund which she describes as kind of a Dragons Den program where students pitch ideas for fund- raising events. I love it enthuses Eliza. Im so involved and it doesnt even feel like working Now Eliza is recruiting students from Port Perry and Lindsay second- ary schools to join her teams. Shes al- ready talked to the Business Teacher at Port Perry High School and dropped off brochures. Her next step will be to speak to the classes and share her enthusiasm about their chance to be part of her summer job program. We need people with energy and motivation says Eliza who herself fits in visits to the gym to work out to get in shape for the physicality of a summer with a paintbrush in hand. I need to keep fit to get up on a ladder and paint houses all summer she noted. Some of her employees will paint houses while others will do door-to- door marketing. The students will be trained in safety and how to use top quality paints primers and stains. Theres 5000000 liability insurance cover- age and full Workers Compensation coverage. Everyone will sport the distinc- tive red and white Student Works Painting t-shirts. We need to wear the t-shirts so people can identify us as profession- als Eliza pointed out. I want to pro- vide good employment opportunities for other students. The letters of reference she plans to write for her staff will be a big plus when they are applying for other jobs or for University admission. Eliza proudly points out that You might say that painting is a family tradition. Eliza Brown Painting her way to Scotland PAINTING FOCUS - APRIL 2016 7 Student Works Painting has a 95 satisfaction rating. She is pleased that she is already getting calls to provide free estimates for prospective clients. And some local residents have already of- fered to post the Student Works Painting promotional signs on their lawns. A resident of Scugog town- ship since the age of two Eliza and her family are well known in the local community. You may remember her smiling face be- hind the counter at The Nutty Chocolatier for three years dur- ing her high school days. During her final year she worked as Manager which looked great on her resume. Eliza also served at Captain Georges restaurant. I love working with people and giving good customer ser- vice she said. Eliza says she is paying her own way through school. Hope- fully her upcoming summer as OwnerOperator of Student Works Painting will be successful enough to get her closer to fulfill- ing her dream of participating in a year-long student exchange program in Scotland. Plus this valuable experience will lead to her ultimate future goal as an entrepreneur. Yes Eliza admits that she is kind of afraid of heights but shes willing to get over it to do this. As well as administration she plans on getting down with a paintbrush an activity she truly enjoys. You cant do well if you dont love it she philosophized. It sounds like Eliza is going to love it. By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog To have Eliza quote on your job contact her by email at PhotoSbyMARYANNFLEMING April 9th 2017 Vimy Ridge 100th AnniVeRsARy 12 dAy touR 50 sold out. Are you registered yet Contact sharane slute dear 289-385-3327 Facebook Port Perrys Returning to Vimy for the 100th or email 1680 Reach Street Port Perry 905-985-4441 God loves you Anyway Find out more inside. Sundays 10 a.m. C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h 8 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 After the implants have healed your denture is modified to snap onto the ball tops. The denture will be secure but may be removed for cleaning with a simple snap allowing you to go about your daily life with confidence. Stabilizing dentures using denture implants 462 Paxton Street Port Perry Located across from the hospital in the Medical Associates building 905-985-8459 EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR BEST DENTAL OFFICE One of the challenges facing most people who wear dentures is stability. When dentures slip or flop around especially during chewing it can limit food choices and cause irritating sore spots. Almost every denture wearer is all to familiar with the cumbersome use and taste of denture glue particularly on the lower denture. A modern solution can be found locally at Port Perry Dental Associates. Its called the Locator. We consider it a superhero for denture wearers. In laymans terms the Locator is like a round metal stud or ball attachment. Two or more Locators are implanted into the jaw bone usually in the lower jaw to support and secure the dentures. The Locator and the dentures fit together in the same way as Lego pieces do. The Locator easily self-aligns into place enabling patients to easily seat and remove their over-denture. Patients can expect ease of insertion and removal long lasting performance and predictable durability. The bottom line is that this treatment has allowed denture wearers to enjoy the satisfaction of eating chewing and speaking more confidently in public. At Port Perry Dental Associates our dental team will diagnose and determine if a locator over-denture is right for you. There is no age limit to having over-dentures and there is no time like the present to start enjoying a new life of chewing and biting into apples. Benefits of removable implant-supported denture Can be removed daily for cleaning Puts an end to slipping dentures Restores proper chewing allowing a better diet and improved health Improves speech and confidence Increases comfort with less irritation of gum tissue Ends the cost and inconvenience of denture adhesives Often can utilize your existing denture Minimally invasive procedure Implant Attachments Makes insertion and removal of dentures a snap Bar Attachments Used when the splinting of implants is required with a bar for added stability. Balls Locators and Anchor Attachments in Overdentures FOCUS - APRIL 2016 9 THUMBS UP - late one frigid February afternoon the Scugog Chamber ofce was visited by a 17-year-old boy...penniless freezing depressed with no place to sleep and nothing to eat. that late in the day calls to regular social services went unanswered. Staff nally called our Scugog Chamber Chaplain Dr. Fred Penney who picked the boy up took him home fed him and gave him a bed for the night. the next day he gave him some spending money took him to the oshawa train station and bought him a ticket to Kingston where his mother lives. Kudos to Pastor Fred. this is your Scugog Chamber of Commerce in action THUMBS DOWN - to the thoughtless individual who left a bewildered and frightened cat in a crate sometime through the night Feb. 19 outside Camilles Closet Thrift Store for the volunteers to nd in the morning. The cat has been picked up and taken to the Animal Shelter where hopefully it will nd a loving home. Unbelievable THUMBS UP - to Megalore Group. this is a caring group of local residents who strive to assist community members within Scugog township who are faced with life altering challenges and in need of assistance. locals helping locals THUMBS DOWN - to those individuals who tied up the 911 emergency phone lines when an Amber Alert ashed on their TV screen this past month. If it was your child were sure you would want anything humanly possible done to help locate the child. Shame on you THUMBS UP - to those individuals including doula nicole and the new life Centre nurses who helped to deliver a beautiful baby in the Port Perry Hospital parking lot It was a very cold winter night in early February and the parents were thankful for all who ran to their aid. THUMBS UP - to all who opened their wallets and gave generously during this years Heart Stroke Campaign. the goal was surpassed and some of this money will fund research to extract dangerous blood clots forming in the brain. this new treatment has been shown to cut the death rate from major stroke by half and signicantly reduces disability for survivors. thanks to everyone umumumumTh bsh bh bh bumh bumumh bumh bh bh bh bumh bumumh bumumh bum Do you have a Thumb up or down Please submit two or three sentences to a maximum of 125 words to If you have an issue with a business owner please speak with them directly rather than use this column. Natural HealtH associates 126 - 2 Water Street Port Perry 905-985-8591 Dr. John Tompkin Chiropractor Our services are covered by most extended health care benefits. Chiropractic Foot Pain Therapy Orthotic Therapy Ihavebeentreatingfootpain andbuildingqualitycustom madeorthoticsfornearly19 yearsandIamstillamazedat howmanypatientshavebeen tootherfootspecialistsinthe pastbuthaveneverreceived treatmentfortheirfoot problemspriortoreceiving theirorthoticdevice. Inmostcasesmypatients receivetreatmentstohelp restorepropermotioninthe feetandlowerlimbs.Custom madeorthoticscanthenbe prescribedtohelpsupport thesechanges. Iamalsoamazedwhena patientbringsinabagofridgedhardandbulkyfoot devicesthateitherdontfitintheirshoesdonthelpthe problemorinsomecasescreatenewproblems. Thecustommadeorthoticsatmyclinicaremadefrom resilienthighqualityplasticsthatallowtheproper amountofcontrolwhilepermittingthefoottomoveas itwasdesignedthusoptimizingshockabsorption.Our orthoticscanbemadeforthelargestworkboottothe smallestheelpumpsorloafers. LastlyIamalwaysamazedathowmanypatients haveneverreceivedaproperexplanationoftheirfoot problems. InmyclinicIdobothafootexamandacomputerized gaitscan.Ithengothroughtheresultsandeducatethe patientsotheyunderstandwhytheirproblemsexist andwhattheycandotocorrectthem.Iexplainthe principlesbehindproperfootmotionandthedifferences betweenthedifferenttypesoforthoticsallowingthe patienttomakeaninformeddecision. Foranochargenoobligationconsultationpleasecall Dr.JohnTompkinatNaturalHealthAssociatestoday. PUTYOURBESTFOOTFORWARD FOOT PAIN Do you suffer from 10 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 Letters to the editor continued from page 2 Mailbox Scugog Lake Stewards meeting Dear Editor Lake Scugog will be the center of a whole lot of attention this summer. No doubt you have heard of planning for a dredging and storm water improvement project for the Port Perry shoreline called the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project. You may also have heard of the Scugog Lake Stewards research last year that discovered that the lake vegetation had changed dramatically because of a new invasive alga the long- term results of which are unknown. If you are a boater or just a person who enjoys the beauty of our lake we suggest that you come to hear for the first public discussion Rob Messervey CAO of Kawartha Conservation on our partnership in the Enhancement Project and Dr. Andrea Kirkwood of U.O.I.T. discussing our very exciting partnership in a long term lake research study on the changed lake conditions and their possible effects especially on our fishery. Plan to attend the Scugog Lake Stewards Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday April 14 at Sunnybrae Golf Club on King Street in Prince Albert and get up-to-date with these projects and much more that the Scugog Lake Stewards will be doing this summer. We look forward to meeting you there. If you cannot make it send us a note to get on our mailing list for information We also have big plans to grow and are looking for volunteers for roles great and small. Send us a note. Barbara Karthein President Good deed acknowledged with thanks Dear Editor My husband and I attended a musical show at the Town Hall on February 6 and thoroughly enjoyed it. At some point I realized I was missing one of my rings which I had worn for 30 or more years. During intermission we looked around for it without any luck. When we were leaving I gave the lady at the office my name and phone number with a description of the ring. Two weeks went by without any word so I thought I wouldnt see it again. I got a phone call on February 18 saying Michael who works there had found my ring. Not only was I surprised and excited but I did not think that they would keep my name and phone number for that length of time. It has been noted many times before how many good deeds are done by the people of Port Perry and I wish to show my gratitude to the people of the Town Hall. Louise Penstone Port Perry New golf league looking for members Dear Editor Some guys who enjoy golfing are launching a new league for men at Kings Bay Golf Club in Seagrave. Interested parties are welcome to join the fun and festivities. Heres what you need to know Opening day registration Tuesday April 26th 2016 9 a.m. conditions permitting League Fee 25.00 - Weekly prizes variety of golf formats handicapped play League rates are as follows Golf 15.00 9 holes - same day 2nd round 10.00 Cart 9.00 per player with available coupons Our Opening Day Special with league registration will include complimentary coffee water snack complimentary round of golf and complimentary cart for Golf North members. For further information contact Jim Wakeford at Jim Wakeford Seagrave Volunteers highly appreciated Dear Editor I recently spent three days in our local hospital and I would like to write about my experience. We all know about our dedicated doctors nurses and lab technicians who do their various jobs with such dedication and kindness even when poking you with a needle but I would like to write about the many volunteers who live in our community and give of their time freely just because they are nice people. First the PINK LADIES who bring containers of fresh cold water and have pockets full of cookies. They also come in the afternoon and conduct craft classes. The high school students who come and organize card games and best of all come by your room and talk to you or more precisely let you talk. The lady who brings her little black Scottie dog by and lets you talk about your own dog whom you have had to leave at home. Also the gentleman who came by and played GOLDEN OLDIES on the piano and invited us to sing along. In addition almost anyone would bring you a cup of tea and some cookies at any time of the day or night. I also made use of the book cart which sits outside of the gift store in the lobby also run by volunteers as is the store on Mary Street. I could go on and on but I think I have made my point. Thank you to these and any others I may have missed. It is certainly appreciated. Marjory Ueckert Port Perry Please send us your letters. We ask that you keep them to a maximum of 250 words although shorter is often better. Be aware that we cannot publish negative letters about individuals or businesses. Submit to FOCUS - APRIL 2016 11 Friday April 29 600 - 1000 pm Its the 12th Annual Divas Do it with Style Grab your friends girlfriends moms sisters and daughters and enjoy this fabulous and unique evening of shopping dining specials ITS LADIES NIGHT IN DOWNTOWN PORT PERRY Its the Annual Diva Night in Downtown Port Perry. This is by far one of our most popular events and this year will be even more fun than ever Keeping you entertained with live music pumping you up for the evening You are always guaranteed a great experience when you visit downtown Port Perry and Diva Night is extra special as our merchants go all out to make sure that Divas Do it with style Shop this areas most unique collection of boutiques and let us tempt you with something scrumptious from one of many fabulous restaurants and cafes. Its an evening you soon wont forget For more information 905-985-4971 email 12 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 204 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-2172 HELPING YOU TO cELEbraTE YOUr dIva. Meat pies breads sweet breads fruit breads old fashioned scratch donuts and apple fritters cream filled cakes and pastries ooey-gooey treats cupcakes custard slices fresh fruit pies cream pies cookies squares tarts and much more. Baked from scratch so you dont have to Come in on Diva Night and enjoy our World-Famous CINNAMON BUNS Oodles of Discounts Tell all your girlfriends Shop this areas most wonderful collection of boutiques. Special gift to the first 350 ladies who visit the BIA booth N E W TO P O R T P E R R Y 268 - 2 Queen Street Port Perry 905-982-2194 Stop in Diva Night and check out our bridal shop formal wear and accessories. FOCUS - APRIL 2016 13 BUYONE. . . . . . . ....... . .GETONEFREE DivasTREAT YOURSELF Any hand made gelato or ice-cream purchased from 6-10 p.m. . . . If its not fresh its not perfect. 158 Water Street Port Perry 905-985-6556 12 and 1L excluded 905-985-1022 161 Queen Street for a meal you cant resist Ladies . . . . . . Stop in Captain George In-store Specials 160 Queen Street Port Perry 905-982-2120 lime canary accessories as quantities last FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE DIVAS Draw Prizes 174 Mary Street Port Perry 905-982-1602 Large selection of premium Oils and Balsamic Vinegars Hours Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Diva T-Shirts for Sale limited sizes available 14 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 179-183 Queen St. 905-905-3307 Were still here The women in black look forward to seeing you N OT A X on regular priced items Learn Something New Kick start spring 905-982-8778 227 Queen Street Unique and distinctive handcrafted sterling silver jewellery PAY NO TAX ON DIVA NIGHT Giveaways and Prizes Every Hour On The Hour Multi award-winning songwriter and performer David Leasks music interweaves inuences from both sides of the Atlantic in an exhilarating genre-surng journey that beautifully traverses rhythm bluegrass Celtic-soul and rootsrock. Live Music by DAVID LEASK Join us for Friday April 29th 6pm 10pm Storewide DISCOUNTS First 100 Divas receive a Free gIFT enter to win Free ShOeS 168 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-2521 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 15 Divas Give the Best Gifts One-of-a kind pieces for Unique Original Exceptional Divas. Make your own jewellery learn how to paint craft pottery on the wheel. Have fun and create something fabulous with us. Full course descriptions on our website. Register online Drop-in to the studio Diva Night FREE ACTIVITIES SAVE 15 on every piece in the gallery META4 divasDO IT AT ... 200 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-1534 META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery for adies Night Out L 279 Queen Street 905-985-2775 S H O P S I P S U P P O R T Join us for cocktails before during or after you shop 279 Queen Street Join us for cocktails before during DIVAS The OLD FLAME introduces . . . THE TRIPLE D Divas Delicious Drink FREE Sample of our tasty Triple D blond grenadine ginger ale made special for you And if you want to bring along the guys they can hang out with us while you shop 135 Perry Street Port Perry 289-485-BREW 2739 Ladies 207 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-3011 www.lukes for SAMPLE BROWSE SHOP SAVE Join us for the 12th Annual Diva Night April 29th - Open til 10 pm Storewide Sales Draws Goodies Dont forget to check out our great food and drinks at our fabulous restaurants and cafs. Shoe illustrations from 16 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 It is wonderful to see that most if not all of the building owners in our fair town continually strive to keep the appearances of the facades both historic and tidy. The recent transition of the Pantry Shelf building Water Street across from the park is no exception. The latest makeover of this beauti- ful old building is quite different from other facelifts in town. The reason is the owners employed Ivan Mateljan a specialist in the age old craft of cop- persmithing. Ivan has been honing his craft as long as he can remember tak- ing over the business from his father who still keeps active in every job. Many of the domes you see on churches and mosques are the result of Ivans artistic handy work and when he had an opportunity to com- plete the face of the building at 172 Water Street he jumped at the chance. Ivan recently moved to Green- bank and loves the area. He has lived in various parts of the world and be- ing born in France to a family of con- tractors has always been involved in construction of one sort or another. His unique skill as a coppersmith has offered him opportunities on various projects. I recall the major renovation we did at Pioneer Village Ivan recol- lected. It was a great deal of work but very satisfying to see the age old buildings restored to their original lustre. Ivans company FM Enterprises started by his father Frank oper- ates out of their plant in Thornhill. They have completed many high-end private homes for some of Torontos most well-known personalities. They are one of the few companies that cre- ate construct and install giant copper domes for many religious buildings from Cabbagetown to the Bahamas. FOCUS - APRIL 2016 17 When I was first asked about the Port Perry landmark I was thrilled at the prospect of creating some- thing so close to home Ivan said pleased with the challenge. The cold temperatures have made the work challenging but the end result looks spectacular. It certainly does. Not only did Ivan create all the copper flashing and trim but he also built the shingles and the rest of the structure. Working in conjunction with Steve Snider Construction one of Port Perrys leading construction companies Ivan and his father Frank have certainly brought a first class historical guise to one of our heritage buildings. Story and photos by Jonathan van Bilsen Focus on Scugog Ivan Mateljan Thursday August 18 2016 Sunnybrae Golf and Country Club Tickets 125.00person Registration Lunch 12 Noon Shotgun Start 1pm BBQ Steak Dinner 630 pm 18 Holes Golf Cart Putting Contest Great Prizes Scugog Chamber of Commerce presents Register before July 22 and your name will be entered into a draw to win a 150 Gift Certicate BEST BALL FOR BUSINESS 3rd Annual YOUR NEIGHB O URS OWNED OPERATED B Y TAYLOR FORD In these tough economic times its tempting to do your own taxes to try to save some money. But if you have kids a house business deductions itemized deductions stocks bonds and other complicated financial transactions consider hiring a local tax preparer. In the long run you just may save more. Correction In our March 2016 issue on page 13 we must apologize as we referred to Social Security numbers and interest paid for household mortgages being tax deductible. These statements are American not Canadian Every attempt on our end is to ensure accuracy and this slipped by us. Hazelwood Rosborough Accounting and Taxation Services Taxation Personal Business Accounting Advisory Garett Hazelwood CPA CGA Dan Rosborough CPA CGA 119 Perry Street Unit 3 Port Perry ON L9L 1B8 905.985.7171 SCUGOG chartered professional accountants accounting professional corporation 250 Queen Street Port Perry mkonopaski 905.985.9791 905.985.8893 Michael Konopaski PhD CPA CMA CFP jm JanetMcGheeC H A RT E R E D A C C O U N TA N T Full Service Accounting Firm with Old Fashioned Values JM JanetMcGheePROFESSIONAL CORPORATION Full Service Accounting Firm with Old Fashioned Values Phone 905-985-0006 Fax 905-985-0028 354 Queen St Port Perry ON L9L 1J9 Janet McGhee Chartered Accountant 1. Now in our NEW Location .... 1595 Hwy 7A 905-985-0006 Hours Monday Tuesday Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 18 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 19 The Township of Scugog invites residents of the com- munity to join with them to celebrate the 14th annual Pitch-In Week. Operation Clean Sweep takes place from April 17-23 this year. Its an opportunity for everyone to show their civic pride by cleaning up local neighbourhoods ravines waterways and ditches. Last year over 1000 registered participants including schools churches Girl Guides Scouts Cubs Beavers groups and organizations from Port Perry and Blackstock took part during the week. On Friday April 22 the 20 Minute Makeover returns as well. Businesses schools and residents take just 20 minutes to clean up local areas. For locations gloves bags and advice on how your group can help you can register on the Township of Scugog website or by calling Shawna Cornish 905-985-7346 ext 112. Pitch-In Week April 17-23 Lets Keep Scugog Beautiful GOLDBUG INTERNATIONAL ESTATES WELCOME - 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE 1874 Scugog Street Port Perry Hwy. 7A across from Water Street 905-985-0001 Hours Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 10-4 INSTANT CASH GOLD SILVER Honest Qualified Confidential JEWELLERY COINS WATCHES STERLING WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS 68 Water St. Port Perry April 5 Star Wars the Force Awakens Call to reserve to rent or buy April 19 The Revenant The Lady in the Van April 26 Ride Along 2 Krampus 905-985-8807 Let us help you get all the benefits for which you are entitled. With the tax return process constantly changing are you aware of all the credits and deductions you could be eligible for We are well acquainted with these and many more of the intricacies of the 2015 tax return. 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ACCOUNTING TAX INC 1st Financial Centre All Accounting Bookkeeping Services tax returns starting at only 30 269 Queen St. Port Perry ON L9L 1B9 905-985-1926 Fax 905-985-4320 Just one call to me could save you thousands of dollars in unclaimed tax refunds. 20 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 250 Shanly Street Port Perry 905-982-2650 Family Law General Civil Litigation PRACTISING IN DURHAM REGION SINCE 2002 Paula R. McMurtry BARRISTER SOLICITOR 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. PITCH-IN WEEK APRIL 17-23 2016 Calendar of Events MAY 14 COMPOST GIVEAWAY DAY The Township of Scugog and the Region of Durham will be coordinating this years Compost Event to be held on Saturday May 14 2016 at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre. Again this year residents will have the opportunity to pick up free compost as well as purchase recycling bins curb side compost bins backyard composters and kitchen com- post bins. Quantity will be limited. Bring a shovel and container. A non-perishable food item for Operation Scugog would be appreciated. APrIl 17-23 NATIONAl PITCh-IN WEEk Last year over 1000 regis- tered participants including schoolsGirlGuidesandScoutschurch- es groups and organizations took part in Operation Clean Sweep. Encourage your group to register. We need your help. Please register online at www. environmental initiatives. Let us know what you are doing so we can thank you. For locations gloves bags and advice on how your group can help contact Shawna Cornish at 905-985-7346 x 112 The 20 Minute Makeover returns. Businesses schools and residents take just 20 minutes and clean up local areas. Think globally Act locally for just 20 minutes. CElEBrATE lIFE PlACE A BENCh Or PlANT A TrEE FOr ThE FuTurE. Scugogs Commemorative Tree Planting Partnership provides a creative and lasting way for individual residents families businesses schools and com- munity groups to honour friends family or to celebrate special events. Your tree bench will serve as a living tribute for generations to come. Information 905-985-7346 x 112. APrIl 22 20 MINuTE MAkEOVEr MOVED We had an oopsie in our March 2016 issue Dave and Tammy Stevenson of Stevenson Specialty Cars moved to 35 Brook St. Unit B Port Perry Manchester not 3 Brook St. We apologize for any inconvenience. CLOSED Turquoise a womens clothing store at 189 Queen St. Port Perry will be closing their doors on March 31. NEW Nasa Nails Spa have opened their doors at 14500 Simcoe St. South Gate Mall Port Perry. MOVED Jennifer Bathgate-Williamson Internationally Renowned Psychic Medium has moved from 165 Casimir St. Unit 206 Port Perry across the street to 158 Casimir St. Unit 206 above Marlin Travel. NEW Under the Sun Tanning opened their doors mid-March at 1869 Scugog St. Port Perry. NEW Vintage Young have taken over the space at 1874 Scugog St. formerly the Gypsys Closet. The Greenbank Lions are selling 55 pound bags of 21-7-7 lawn fertil- izer for the low price of 26 a bag. This is with free delivery and no tax. All the profits from this fundrais- er go to support local projects with no administrative costs. Any orders before April 10 get a 1 off each bag. Lions support vision projects schools food banks hospitals and those in need. We are also selling 540ml tins of Maple Syrup for 10. Phone 905-985-3723 or email Helping your lawn and gardens grow Lions fertilizer on sale now FOCUS - APRIL 2016 21 Spring is in the air and we start to turn our thoughts toward the world outside. Raking grass cleaning up debris and wearing lighter clothes are sure signs that winter is nearing its end. One of the more popular signs of the new season is the Lake Scugog Studio Tour. For sixteen years it has been offering people from Durham to Toronto an op- portunitytomeetlocalartistsandartisansandexploretheir creative talents through their unique craft. One such artist on this years tour is Port Perrys own Linda Edwards. Linda works from her home studio in Prince Albert and has been painting for most of her life. Where many artists have taken up their craft in later years Linda has been doing it as long as she can remember. Born in Montreal she attended Dawson College majoring in art. When she moved to Toronto she studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design now OCAD University and thoroughly enjoyed mastering her craft. Linda spent most of her working life as a commercial artist working on designs for Northern Reflections cloth- ing company. Linda would spend many hours designing and creating all the beautiful scenes that we see so often on the sweatshirts jackets and various clothing products the company produces. The process was quite complex because it used silk screen technology which meant Linda had to paint each graphic in different layers using different colours. From there she would produce film art which was then printed on the clothing. Like so many processes over time the project was outsourced to different countries and Linda along with husband Tom and her two children moved to Port Perry in 2000. It was the perfect opportunity for me to go out on my own Linda explained. I have always wanted to teach. With all the experience and knowledge she had amassed teaching was a natural. She began by gather- ing students in her home studio which proved to be very successful. It did not take long for Linda to realize she had a knack for teaching her craft. After a short stint at Veni Vidi studio in Port Perry she was approached by Meta4 Gallery where she still teaches today. 2016 is Linda Edwards first studio tour. Im really excited about participating she said with a proud smile on her face. She will be showing her work at Jasmine Rutschmanns studio located at 10 Oyler Drive in Port Perry. A detailed map showing all the locations on the tour as well as a write-up on each artist is available at Be sure to mark April 30th and May 1st in your calendars as it will be a fantastic opportunity to meet with local artists and artisans and to view and own unique one-of-a-kind art. By Jonathan van Bilsen Focus on Scugog Linda with her artwork entitled Home. A commisioned portrait called Growing Pains by Linda Edwards. Lake Scugog Studio Tour Presents Linda EdwardsFORE Memberships Mens Ladies and Kids Leagues Tournaments Celebrations 905-985-2234 WHERE E VERYBODY KNOWS YO UR NAME 1430 King Street Port Perry Sunnybrae is pleased to announce ANDRE LEBLANC Head Golf Professional To learn more about Andre visit our website. 22 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 You may have read recently an article in the local newspapers or seen posters around the neighbour- hood announcing the potential formation of Port Perry PROBUS Club. Well it looks like it is well on its way to becoming a reality with a planned start in June this year. PROBUS is an acronym for the words professional and business and the main purpose of the clubs is to provide meetings and fellowship opportunities for like-minded retired and semi-retired people. The orga- nizations were originally spin-offs from Rotary Clubs however PROBUS is not a service organization it is non- sectarian and non-political. The focus is strictly to foster interests social events and friendships for seniors in their retirement years. Originating in the UK in 1966 PROBUS Clubs has grown to 300000 members in approximately 4000 clubs worldwide. Canada has 237 clubs with around 33000 members. In the Durham region alone there are five established clubs. Because most are exceeding member- ship capacity two new clubs are starting up one serving Scugog and the other in the Clarington municipality of Durham Region. The overwhelming response shows that an aging population is looking for social opportunities PROBUS members organize a range of ongoing activities such as hiking bridge euchre books theatre lunch and break- fast groups and art appreciation. The members them- selves decide on the activities and social events they wish to pursue. Social events might include theatre outings day trips to places of interest car fun rallies BBQs Christmas events and sometimes organized international vacations. The Port Perry planning team already has a contact list of 50 residents who have expressed interest in becoming a member. Most gratifying is the number of volunteers who have come forward to join the Management Teaminhelpingorganizeandruntheclub. Positions filled so far are President Treasurer Secretary Membership Chair Speakers Chair Group Interests Chair Newsletter Editor Website and House Chair. Volunteers are required for a Vice President and a Social Events Chair. The Whitby Brooklin PROBUS Club is sponsoring the formation of the Port Perry club. If interested in joining the management team and would like more information then sign on to their website httpwww.whitbybrook- linprobus.commanagement and look for management team responsibilities. If not familiar with PROBUS then take the time to browse through the entire site it will give you a good overview of a typical PROBUS Club and what to expect if you join. The Port Perry PROBUS Club is delighted that the Hope Church 14480 Old Simcoe Rd Port Perry has agreed to allow use of their facility for the clubs monthly meetings which will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. - noon with the foundation meeting and club start on June 21. Key dates to mark on your calendar are Tuesday May 10 Port Perry PROBUS Information and sign-up meeting Tuesday June 21 Port Perry PROBUS Foundation meeting Official Club Launch The club is named Port Perry PROBUS as this is where monthly meetings will be held however the club is open to all residents from Scugog Uxbridge areas and sur- rounding communities and you are encouraged to join. Should you require more information prior to the meetings or would like to join the management team in one of the vacant positions you may send an email to and a club representative will be happy to get back to you. New Retirees Club coming to Port Perry region Retired 55 and over men and women who like to socialize participate in a variety of activities and enjoy stimulating speakers are invited to join the PROBUS Club of Port Perry Scugogs locally owned and operated General Insurance Broker with over 130 years of Broker experience. FARM HOME AUTOMOBILE COMMERCIAL INSURANCE BROKERS LIMITED We live Where you live. 193 Queen Street Port Perry I 905-985-7306 I 1-800-387-5642 I SINCE 1917 Watch for potholes Go around them if possible. If you cant avoid a pothole safely at least slow down. Have the vehicles wheel alignment checked regularly because potholes can damage tires suspension and alignment. 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PLEASE JOIN US 905-985-8507 1575 Hwy 7A Port Perry P YOUREYOURE Outdoor BBQ 11am - 3pm Free draws FOCUS - APRIL 2016 23 North Port Auto Trailer Sales AUTO TRAILER SALES 905-985-9330 1-866-985-9330 181 North Port Road Port Perry Automotive Repairs Exhaust Mufflers Alignment Brakes General Repairs Trailer Sales Service Trailers for all your needs. AUTO TRAILER SALES 16050 Old Simcoe Road Unit 1 Port Perry 905-985-8481 Lawn Garden Batteries ask about the mail-in rebate Port Perry Auto Supply Monday - Friday 730 am - 6 pm Saturday 8 am - 3 pm We have everything you need to to clean up your car for Spring Aldon Transmission Automotive Marine Serviced Rebuilt Warranty Available AldonTransmission Specialists 905-985-2659 178 Reach Industrial Park Rd. Port Perry Owner Don Campbell Complete General Repairs Beware of washboard roads Watch out for ripples washboards when travelling on gravel and oil-based roads. When encountering washboard keep a rm grasp on the steering wheel and slow down by gradually letting your foot off the gas pedal. Driving on gravel Reduce speed on roads with an accumulation of sand and gravel. Slowing down will help in stopping and steering ability and will create less dust improving visibility. Be aware of whats around you With the warmer weather youll see more motorcycles bicycles and pedestrians. Be prepared for a bicycle to wander into trafc or for a motorcyclist to be in your blind spot. Wet weather driving Wet weather means more chances for accidents. When conditions are wet drive slower keep more space between you and the vehicle in front of you and make sure your attention is 100 on the road. 1511 Reach Rd Unit 2 Port Perry For appointments call 905-985-9292 HOURS Monday - Friday 8am to 5 pm Experience and knowledge of all makes and models TIRE SALES AND INSTALLATION Come in and ask us about our NATIONWIDE WARRANTY for worry free driving. We offer tire warranty for road hazard coverage and our complimentary roadside assistance including towing lockout flat tire battery jumpstart and empty tanks. MARK WILLES QUALITY PARTS QUALITY SERVICE FAIR PRICINGAutomotive Mark Willes Automotive 24 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 25 As well as having this full music venue engaging the audience we also have a quartet of actors performing in between sets to keep things moving and shaking With Anil Maharaj vol- unteering his time as MC this night promises to have every ticket holder grateful for taking the time to come out and support this iconic event. Free door prizes will be awarded to a number of lucky ticket holders min- imum 50 value. A t-shirt toss is also expected to occur from stage making this night a thrilling experience for this all-ages show. Blackfly Guitar Shop is donating a custom handcrafted electric guitar worth 1500 specifically carved for this Syrian Refugee benefit a star from the Syrian flag is pearl inlaid into the neck of the guitar. 10 raffle tickets will be available for purchase. The winner will be announced at the end of the show. Music theatre raffles door prizes and t-shirt tosses will keep this venue action packed for the entire 3 to 3.5 hours. Not only will this event help in our efforts to support the victims of war torn Syria but it will also make a strong statement that we as a com- munity stand proud together. For more information contact Tracey Green Event Organizer Live at the Town Hall 289-314-2505 All proceeds from this benefit concert Live at the Town Hall will go to the Syrian Refugee Sponsorship program. This musical event promises an unprecedented and highly entertain- ing venue and will reward its generous guests with the following live music some of these musicians have travelled world-wide on stages across the globe 1. Local Youth Band popular rock 2. Spitfire Kings popular rock 3. Woot jazz band 4. Sky Valley Band country 5. Led Zeppelin Cover Band Friday April 1st 7 pm - 10 pm 302 Queen St. Port PerryAllergies Understand the impact of medications on driving For many people spring means seasonal allergies. Over-the-counter allergy drugs can have side effects or interact with other medications to diminish your driving ability. Windshield wipers Replace old or brittle windshield wipers. Worn wipers wont clear water and grit from your windshield causing streaking and smearing that could dangerously obstruct your view. Its not rocket science In wet conditions the average stopping distance for most automobiles is twice what it is on a dry road. Throw in poor visibility caused by a dirty windshield or bad weather and stopping distance can be even greater. To stay safe when road conditions arent the greatest slow down and take some extra precautions. Keep all of our tips in mind to make sure you stay safe on the road this springtime Keep your distance Slow down and leave extra distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Dont follow large trucks or buses closely. The spray from their wheels will dirty your windshield and reduce your visibility. Brakes in wet weather After driving through water your brakes can lose some of their stopping power. When trafc allows pump your brakes lightly a few times to dry the brake linings. Taylor Ford Includes 87 POINT INSPECTION Premium Oil and Filter Change Tire Inspection and Rotate Battery Health Test and Report Visual Brake Inspection Top Up All Fluids Inspection Report Card Local Shuttle Service Applies to single rear wheel drive vehicles. Up to 5 litres of oil disposal fees extra. Does not apply to diesel. Offer expires April 30 2016 THE WORKS YOU KNOW ITS COMING RIGHT Get your car ready for 1565 Hwy. 7A Port Perry 905-985-3655 BesideWalmart Mon -Thur 8 - 8 Fri 8 - 6 Sat 9 - 4 TAYLOR FORD Add Alignment check for only 20 26 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 The popular Canadian historian will be visiting Port Perry to talk about his latest book Cold Fire Kennedys Northern Front. In this work Boyko explores the tenuous relationship between U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Canadas Prime Minister John Diefenbaker during the Cold War with emphasis on the period of the Cuban Missile crisis. This book has received accolades in the media since its release in February 2016. Boyko will discuss this work at the regular meeting of the Lake Scugog Historical Society on Wednesday April 20 at 730 p.m. The meeting will be held at the St. Johns Presbyterian Church on Queen St. in Port Perry. 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SUMMER IS COMING FOCUS - APRIL 2016 27 port perry dental centre 238 Queen St. - Port Perry - 905-985-8451 Dr. J. Cottrell Dr. J. Hardy Dr. C. Baneld Dr. J. Isenberg Dr. E. King - Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon - Periodontist Your Hometown Dental Professionals 2015 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR BEST DENTIST 2015 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR BEST DENTAL OFFICE 1. Keep your mouth clean Brush your teeth and tongue twice a day. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and uoride toothpaste. Wait at least 2030 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth. Floss every day. Look for oral care products with the Canadian Dental Association CDA Seal. Eat a well-balanced diet. Limit foods and beverages containing sugar or carbohydrates. Ideal snack foods cheese nuts vegetables and non-acidic fruits. 5. Dont smoke or chew tobacco Besides ruining your smile smoking and chewing smokeless tobacco can cause oral cancer heart disease gum disease and a variety of other cancers. 4. Visit your dentist regularly 48 of Canadians who havent seen a dentist in the past year have gum disease. Regular dental exams and professional cleanings are the best way to prevent and detect problems before they get worse. Taking proper care of your teeth and gums is a lifelong commitment. Follow these simple steps to keep your oral health good for life. 2. Check your mouth regularly Look for signs of gum disease Red shiny puffy sore or sensitive gums Bleeding when you brush or oss Bad breath that wont go away Look for signs of oral cancer Bleeding or open sores that dont heal White or red patches Numbness or tingling Small lumps and thickening on the sides or bottom of your tongue the oor or roof of your mouth the inside of your cheeks or on your gums 28 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 ...................... Please turn to page 38 THE BEST IS YET TO COME Few 11-year-olds can identify their career ambition but Ethan Best defies the odds with an emphatic statement. I want to play in the NHLNational Hockey League he says resolutely. Its a lofty goal that one and a challenge not to be taken lightly. Many thousands of youngsters across North America and Europe play the sport the elite players vying for fewer than one thousand roster positions on the NHLs member teams. But for a young man with a singular focus and the natural talent to accompany it anythings possible. Also in Ethans favour lies an equally critical factor the unwavering support of his family. Balance is important to ensure Ethan turns out a well-rounded person says his mother Kerri. And as a family of four we keep our priorities straight not sacrific- ing overall time together for hockey. Some measure of those governing philosophies came from another branch of the family whose first-hand ex- perience and sage advice have proven invaluable. My cousin Mike Fisher plays for the Nashville Predators Ethan explains proudly. Theyre my favour- ite team. Ethans on-ice journey began at a mere three years old with regular attendance at public skating and eventu- ally participation in developmental Timbit hockey. His father Shannon recalls indicators of things to come from those earliest days. He always wanted a stick in his hand when he was skating at first for balance. Soon he was using it to stick- handle as he skated. He took to those hockey skills like it was second nature. At the root of his rapid athletic growth was Ethans passion for the game. Ive liked hockey ever since I can remember he says. I always felt good skating. From his beginnings in organized leagues his parents agree he was noticed. He was always big and tall for his age so he stood out Kerri recalls. Ethan spent his first year at the Novice level with the Port Perry Predators. But continued improvement as well as swifter development meant seeking out a larger centre and the following year he joined the Central Ontario Wolves based in Lindsay. The Wolves program where he continues today allowed him to play with elite players and face stiffer competition. I didnt think Id make the team Ethan recalls of his initial tryout. The players were really skilled and it was very competitive. I learned about off-ice things I could do to get better. A skating treadmill which simulates the on-ice version was one activity he took on as well as further instruction in power skating. Maintaining their guiding principles Ethans parents made certain he wouldnt be pigeon-holed as only a hockey player. Spring arrives with a warm welcome. For those whove been trapped inside their homes to stay out of the cold now is the time to rediscover the outside world. Its also time to conduct some home maintenance that will help you avoid big repair bills later on. Here are some of the people in our area that will help you plan and complete your spring projects both indoors and out. SPRING SPRING Everything from the front door to the back door Kitchens Bathrooms Full Basements Hardwood Flooring Drywall CeramicTilingWindows Doors and so much moreOur previous customers know that we arent the typical handyman and thats what makes MDS Home Renovations preferred among customers. At MDS Home Renovations we work with a team of trusted partners professional licensed and experienced plumbers and electricians who are fully insured.If youve decided a renovation is in order get started bycalling or emailingMDS Home Renovations. With 30 years of experience were ready to get to work on your project. Learn moreabout home renovations on our websiteand dont forget to check out our gallery while you are there. MDS Home Renovations 905-404-5115 See our ad on page 32. Celebrating 40 years Established in 1976 and situated by the shores of Lake Scugog Homestead Furniture Appliances is an independently owned and operated furniture appliance flooring and accessory store. Featuring an impressive 6000 sq. ft. showroom Homestead Furniture showcases well known brands such as La-Z-Boy Palliser KitchenAid Maytag and many more. We sell and install carpet hardwood ceramic laminate and vinyl floors in addition to custom window coverings such as blinds shades and shutters. We belong to North Americas largest buying group and therefore can offer very competitive pricing in a very relaxed atmosphere. Accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable staff Homestead Furniture Appliances offers Big Box store selection with small town service Homestead Furniture Appliances 1918 Scugog Street Port Perry 905-985-2451 See our ad on page 33. Blinds - Draperies - Shutters - Shades Great Selection - Stylish Colours Superior Service - Satisfaction Guaranteed Joe Gibson Blackstock 905-213-2583 www.budgetblinds.comportperry A style for every point of view. Free In-Home Consultation Refresh your home Revive your sense of style Renew your windows S E R I E S By Budget Blinds FOCUS - APRIL 2016 29 SPRING SPRING SPRING Hardwood laminate installation Custom interior wood work Hanging interior doors Casing windows doors Custom built inns Kitchen bathroom cabinet installation Custom InterIor FInIshIng 905-242-4690 Ian Ross Port Perry WooD WorKs thAt WILL InsPIre Your LIFe Hardwood laminate installation Custom interior wood work Hanging interior doors Casing windows doors Custom built inns Kitchen installation design CUSTOM INTERIOR FINISHING Ian Ross Port Perry 905-242-4690 Window shades provide the most variety and diversity of all available window coverings. Budget Blinds carries seven different types of shades and each one can be customized to your satisfaction. 1 Cellular shades design allows for effective energy savings 2 Roller shades are easy to operate and have diverse light-filtering options 3 Roman shades combine the beauty of fabric with the ease of operation of a blind 4 Solar shades are energy efficient and significantly reduce glare 5 Woven Wood shades are ecologically friendly 6 Sheer Shades offer the privacy and function of a shade with the soft view of a sheer 7 PanelTracks offer an attractive alternative to verticals blinds Budget Blinds is sure to have the perfect shade for your home. Budget Blinds 905-213-2583 www.budgetblinds.comportperry See our ad on page 29. Budget Blinds seven different shades to choose from Lebel Shingles LTD. Owner Yvan Lebel 905-985-8493 Port Perry LOOK UPWhat do you see A roof that needs some TLC Protect Your Investment A Good Roof is Good Proof OVER 30YEARS OF QUALITYWORKMANSHIP We specialize in Quality Asphalt Shingles and Metal Flashing Reroofing New Work Repairs Fully INSuRed 182 North Port Plaza Unit 7 Reach St. at North Port Rd. 905-985-6665 Whether you are looking to add architectural detail to your home or hoping to gain better energy efciency we have a window or door style to t every lifestyle and budget. Our experts will help you choose the perfect ones for you. CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOORS FORYOUR HOME Locally owned and operated by Ike and Kelly van den Berg Visit our showroom and see why Theres So Much More At... 30 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 Plumbing problems Set your mind at ease with one call ViktorTreiguts is the owner and head plumber for VT Plumbing Inc. With over 16 years of experience in the plumbing industry dealing with everything from hospitals to houses you are sure to be in capable hands when working with VT Plumbing. VT Plumbing offers a wide variety of services including pressure tank installations whole house plumbing systems water softener installations water testing backflow testing and installations as well as the smallest of jobs such as faucet and toilet replacements. Having worked in the industrial commercial and institutional sectors we are proficient at working with copper cast iron and steel piping systems. VT Plumbing is fully licensed and insured. We are also fully covered by WSIB therefore alleviating the homeowner of any concerns. ViktorTreiguts President VT Plumbing Inc. 905-243-4606 See our ad on page 35. The RIGHTConnectionsmean everything. Your home electrical wiring is much too important to leave to just anyone. You can trust our careful professional service to wire your home safely and efficiently. MonsMa electricLTD. 905-431-5042 INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL JAMES PAPIA Certified Arborist 905-982-1998 Tree Trimming Pruning Tree Stump Removal Free Estimates Arbor Consultation TREErifc Tree Service SO-4204A NOW IS THE TIME TO PRUNE YOUR FRUIT TREES 905-655-3291 1-800-575-5656 4179 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa just 10km south of Port Perry When Quality Counts The GR Series is not your average gardenvariety tractor. Glide Steer for sharp turning Shaft drive deck transmission and PTO for durability performance All wheel drive for traction A CUT ABOVE free extended warranty ANTIQUES UNIQUES DCOR MORE COACH HOUSE STUDIO ITS A DESTINATION SHOPPING LOCATION 605 Regional Road 21 Port Perry 905.982.2705 Our year-round open barn features Garden Home Cottage Decor items large selection and variety of cast iron knobs handles rustic furniture wallpaper . . . and so much more Call about our spring classes FOCUS - APRIL 2016 31 Everything From The Front Door To The Back Door PORT PERRYHELLO Introducing . . . Durhams First Choice for Renovations Hire MDS Home Renovations for all of your Interior Renovations Licensed Insured Call or email to schedule in your Free Estimate Phone 905-404-5115 Email Website Facebook Mds Home Renovations 48 Water St. Port Perry ON 905 985-3767 BOB GOODMAN PLUMBING 905-985-7758 FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Plumbing is Our Passion third-generation plumber serving customers in Port Perry and surrounding areas over 35 years of experience licensed insured by the WSIB Drain cleaning general plumbing repairs well and sewage pump sales and service installation of in-floor radiant heating. REQUEST AN ESTIMATE TODAY KEEP YOUR BASEMENT DRY THIS SPRING Call us for sump pump inspection installation and maintenance. SPRING SPRING SPRING Nature springs to life and our homes show us their need for renewal too What better way to start than in the heart of our homeThe Kitchen. Its easy to replace a dull worn out look with up to the minute styles. New doors hardware and counters will make the heart of your home appear new again Brand new faucets sink lighting and mouldings will finish the fresh new look. All this can be done without the cost and mess of a major renovation. Its as easy as making a quick call to Alec at Ideal Home Storage Solutions to ask about our kitchen refacing plan Ideal Home Storage Port Perry 905-904-2050 See our ad on facing page. SPRING Dont settle for anything but the best 32 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 You bring your dream well do the rest. At RR Restorations Renovations our mission is simple. From specializing in the replacement of your rotting wood columns and railings to building the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams we strive for quality Client Care throughout the entire process all while providing industry leading renovations right here in your hometown of Scugog. We are a full service company with a great community feel accomplished by treating each project like it was our own home. Call RR for a FREE Estimate. RR Restorations Renovations 5-131 North Port Road Port Perry 905-982-2704 See our ad on page 35. Celebrating 40 Years Drop by on April 15th 2016 for our HomesteadFnA POP A BALLOON SALE Transform your Kitchen into the Heart of Your Home Dont put it off any longer. The solution is just a phone call away. New Kitchens Refaced Kitchens Rollout Drawers BathroomVanities Closets 905-904-2050 Port Perry ROLLOUT DRAWERS REFACED NEW Plan now for your seasonal outdoor living. All winter long our family has been working hard to plant hundreds of annuals perennials and vegetables to beautify your home inside and out.We are always here to give you the advice for your spring planting and help you choose plants to make your gardens beautiful for the entire summer season and beyond. Drop in to our 22000 square foot greenhouses to see our huge selection of quality Hydrangeas LiliesTulips and Pansies for gift giving or for your own home. Century Home and Garden 1431 Hwy. 7A Port Perry 905-985-2672 See our ad on page 34. Spring gardening at Century Home Garden FOCUS - APRIL 2016 33 All New BL36 FirepLace 12 price installation with purchase All New NapOLeON rOGUe BBQ Three burner grill with 435 sq inches of grilling. 699 Free Cover with purchase FINAl CleARANCe ON All DISCONTINUeD 2015 MODelS 170 Casimir Street Port Perry 905-985-0715 SPRING SPRING SPRING We offer antiques vintage finds shabby chic and locally made rustic furniture and also house the works of local artisans. We have new Canadian-made Steampunk jewellery items made from reclaimed antique tin the areas largest selection of cast iron and a variety of knobs and handles Home toToronto-made Homestead House Milk Paints our April classes are scheduled for the 20th and 24th. Call the store for more information. Weve added wallpaper to our home dcor studio already offering custom drapery and upholstery as well as blinds shutters and lighting. Our LemonTreeTea Room and Patisserie offers a variety of lunch selections and HighTea open Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 905-985-4643 for reservations. Now booking for our special Mothers Day Luncheon. So come in and see whats new. We promise to become your new favourite Destination Shopping Location Coach House Studio 605 Regional Road 21 Port Perry 905-982-2705 See our ad on page 31. Visit Coach House Studio barn for new garden home and cottage dcor items 193 North St. Port Perry 905-985-4910 A. Oppers Ltd W i n d o w s D o o r s PRIDETHAT SHOWS THROUGH FROM STARTTO FINISH Scugogs premier supplier of windows and doors since 1979 Now Open Century Home Garden Greenhouses 1431 Hwy. 7A Port Perry 905-985-2672 Spring Planting has now begun. Our experts can help with all your gardening questions. Owned and Operated by jOhn Karen COLLeen vanderZaLm 34 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 Call RR for a FREE Estimate 905-982-2704 Wetreat every project as if itWas our oWn from rotting columns and railings to building the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams we are a full service company. Maintenance Free Fully Licensed and Insured We are the MOST RECOGNIZED company for columns railings balconyporch replacements. QUEEN MATTRESS 375 1874 Scugog Street Hwy 7A at Water Street PORT PERRY 905-985-7420 SPRING BARBECUE SALE FREE BBQ Package with purchase Viktor Treiguts 905-243-4606 Licensed and Insured by WSIB Over 15 Years Experience Turning your dreams into reality Inspirational Wood Works Inc. is a locally owned company specializing in interior finishing carpentry. With many years of experience we can help you design and implement your dream space and turn it into a reality. We specialize in custom woodwork rusticreclaimed woodwork built-ins cabinetry kitchen design and installation hardwood and laminate flooring installations. We work with a team of dedicated sub-trades who are licensed and insured. InspirationalWoodWorks Inc. Ian Ross - Port Perry 905-242-4690 See our ad on page 30. FOCUS - APRIL 2016 35 36 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 Scugog What s Up Doors Open 700 p.m. Location Jesters Upstairs Music Charge 15 per person Reservations Call Lynn 289-354-1140 or email at jesters court SUNDAY APRIL 10 THE DAN IONESCU TRIO Dave Restivo Piano Rob McBride Bass Ionescu has had an outstanding musical career as guitarist com- poser and band leader span- ning over three decades in both Europe and Canada. He was acclaimed the best Romanian jazz guitarist for 12 consecutive years toured Yugoslavia Hungary Germany and France. Since arriving in Toronto in 1996 Dan has been a constant presence on the Toronto jazz scene. He has collaborated on nine albums. G-MOMS PORT PERRYof Supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation Saturday April 16 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Join the G-Moms and speaker Catherine Porter of the Toronto Star. Catherine is a social justice columnist who writes about international development womens rights the environment and community activism. Fabulous food shop around the market place a silent auction and fashion show Location Royal Ashburn Golf Club 995 Myrtle Road West Ashburn Tickets 75 - Available at Royal LePage Realtors 268 Queen Street Port Perry or Coldwell Banker 1894 Scugog Street Port Perry Information Marg In support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation SPRING LUNCHEON James Keelaghan Saturday April 16 8 p.m. As outlined in his CBC bio James has carried international acclaim for his songwriting and performances and has taken main stage at some of the most prestigious festivals in the U.S. England Australia Denmark and Hong Kong. At home in Canada hes a Juno award-winner and three-time Juno nominee whos grown from a popular coffeehouse act in Calgary to a festival and concert hall favou- rite. Mr. Keelaghan has an uncanny knack for finding incredible stories and turning them into finely crafted songs. A command- ing performer he develops an intimate rapport with audiences through his stories and sense of humour and then leaves them spellbound with passionate renditions of songs that touch on universal emotions and relate historical events to the present. James many many Greenbank fans are truly looking forward to his return to the Greenbank stage Beautiful Canadian songbird Lynne Hanson will be opening for James. If you are a fan of literate and layered song- writing you will want to be a part of this artis- tic expedition Plus there are refreshments - even pizza draws and more Come on out Location Greenbank Centennial Hall Hwy. 12 Greenbank Tickets 25. each available at POE Design 146 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-0060 Blue Heron Books 62 Brock Street W. Uxbridge 905-852-4282 or phone 905-985-8351 for reserved tickets and information. and on Facebook. April 2 23 Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Once again the Scugog Council for the Arts will be hosting the Lake Scugog Studio Tour artists in a Preview Exhibit of their works. The SCA welcomes the public to an Opening Reception at the Gallery 181 Perry Street Unit G-1 on Saturday April 2 between 1 and 3 pm. Brochures with maps are available at the SCA Gallery to help you plan your studio tour weekend. Drop by for a sneak peek at some of the offerings that will be available on the tour meet some of the LSST artists and enjoy a refreshment. The SCA Gallery is wheelchair accessible and has public washrooms. Location SCA Gallery 181 Perry Street Unit G-1 Port Perry Information studio tour Scugog Council for the Arts FOCUS - APRIL 2016 37 Scugog Shores Heritage Centre Archives SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES featuring HILARY DAWSON Sunday April 17 1 p.m. A Black Familys Journey Ontario African Canadian History Hilary Dawson is a professional genealogist and historical researcher. Her interest in Black History has deep roots. Her first museum job was at Wilberforce House the birthplace of abolitionist William Wilberforce. Since then she has worked in a number of museums in the UK and Canada. In 2011 Dawson was appointed as Ontario Research Coordinator for the UNESCO Itineraries of Memory Project which gathered information regarding Ontarios role in slavery and the Underground Railroad. Dawson is a popular speaker on Ontario African Canadian History. We are pleased to wel- come her for the first time to our Sunday Speaker Series. Location Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives 1655 Reach Street 2nd floor Port Perry Admission 10 per person includes light refreshments Information 905-985-8698 ext 103 or email Friday April 22 6 9 p.m. Mothers Day is around the corner so come and check out the fabulous vendors at Ladies Night Out With 20 local small and home-based businesses you will have lots to peruse from hand-made paintings and crafts to skin care fashion food jewellery and much more The first 50 ladies will receive a little something special and sparkling and there will be a raffle for a gorgeous gift basket You wont want to miss this eve- ning. So grab the gals and make a night of it Donations of gently used purses and toiletry items are optional but appreciated to support a local womens organi- zation momstheword. Free admission Location Latcham Centre 121 Queen Street Port Perry Contact Dayna Ballagh Facebook Ladies Night Out Saturday April 23 This fun-filled social affair features great camaraderie and wonderful food along with amazing raffles silent auctions and live auctions. The gala is the major annual fundraising event for the club with all proceeds going to local and international projects. Location Royal Ashburn Golf Club 995 Myrtle Road West Ashburn Ticket information 905-985-6282 or cell 416-272-8777 Tickets 125 per person includes one complimentary drink ticket BLUES AND BREWS Wednesday April 20 8 11 p.m. Roman Pokorny playing with Howard Ross and Dave Restivo Lynn McDonald presents Location Old Flame Brewing Co. 135 Perry Street Port Perry Tickets 10. at the door no reservations required Information Lynn 289-354-1140 CZECH IT OUT Wine also available tonight ONE NIGHT ONLY Visiting from Prague Czech Republik Come and hear how its done in Prague. Friday May 6 10 am. 8 p.m. Saturday May 7 10 a.m. 5 p.m. A show of traditional contemporary and artistic bed and wall quilts. Hand-crafted weaving wood fibre flavours and visual art. Over 14 fabulous vendors feature quilter Sandy Curl-James silent auction demonstrations unique 2-hour classes guild shop of contemporary hand-crafted quilt items and caf with yummy meals. Location Scugog Community Recreation Centre 1655 Reach Street Port Perry Admission 7 Brought to you by the Port Perry Patchers Quilt Guild Saturday April 30 10 a.m. 3 p.m. WindReach Farm is pleased to welcome everyone to our Swing Into Spring Open House. Visitors can enjoy live sheep shearing demonstrations accessible hay wagon rides baby lambs and chicks interactive wool demonstrations arts and crafts feeding friendly farm animals and much more New this Year - Best of Durham Vendor Showcase featuring local artisans farms and other Durham Region businesses. Food and refreshments are available for purchase. Admission 20.00 per vehicle Location Windreach Farm 312 Townline Road Ashburn Information A Centre for Inclusion and Personal Achievement For People of All Abilities SwingIntoSpringOpenHouse 38 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 He averages four to six days a week with hockey Kerri reports. But hes also involved with sports at school volleyball basketball wrestling and sings in the boys choir. Until recently he took piano lessons. Ethan adds that he enjoys reading. I like non-fiction books about the human body. His choice of reading material may be extraordinary for his youth but not entirely surprising given his parents vocations. Kerri is a Port Perry-based physician Shannon a paramedic in York Region. Ethans medical inter- est may offer an alternate career path supposing hockey doesnt dictate its direction. You always need to have a Plan B Kerri reminds him with a smile. In addition to captaining the Peewee Wolves this winter Ethan was chosen for the East Coast Selects one of four Canadian regional teams who will represent our country in Balzano Italy this spring among international competition. I was nervous at the selection camp this January Ethan admits candidly. The players were even more skilled than the guys I played against with the Wolves and I was afraid of making mistakes. Earlier experiences including one he singles out as the moment when he feels his dream truly took flight proved beneficial. Making the Ontario Red which competed in a prestigious tournament in Minnesota last year gave me con- fidence. I realized I could play at that level. Remembering that settled me down and I made the team. The Selects program now 10 years established grooms 11 to 16-year- olds for junior college and professional hockey boasting a number of NHL players among its alumni. Ethans team invited 300 kids to their tryout drawing from a huge geo- graphic area Florida to Ontario the Maritimes and west to the Manitoba border Shannon says. Making that team was a real accomplishment but hes a humble kid with a good attitudenever assumes hes in or takes anything for granted. Ethan most certainly understands the scope of his accomplishment. Its an honour to represent Canada. With his Wolves season set to wind down prior to the international tour- nament and his time in Italy lasting only a couple short weeks Ethan is already turning an eye to spring and summer hockey. As Kerri explains these offer different opportunities. Winter hockey games and prac- tices are very scheduled and you can play only in your home area she says. In the warmer months you can join anywhere. Summer teams demand varying commitments so its much more flexible. Its a chance to experience different players and coaches. And with mid-summer comes an enforced break. For two weeks in July he goes to summer campwith no hockey. He finds it hard taking that break but comes back raring to go again. Four years of elite competition and off- and on-ice development a span which will include his introduction to contact-hockey separate Ethan from his next milestone. At that time hell be OHL draft-eligible. Or to preserve the possibility of an NCAA scholar- ship he might opt for a team in the Provincial Junior A league. My aunt Mrs. Fisher told me to keep working hard and she said the opportunities would come Ethan recalls. At a strapping 5 9 and 160 pounds and just 11 years old Ethan possesses the physical tools to rise through hockeys elite ranks. His desire to reach its uppermost rung is unquestionable. The love and support of his family keep him grounded and provide a soul-nourishing environ- ment to pursue his dream. Uncharacteristically the last mo- ment of our conversation belongs to me. Good luck I tell Ethan sincerely. And when the time comes please get drafted by the Maple Leafs. They could use help on defence. Theres laughter all around. But who knows By Scott Mercer Focus on Scugog The Best continued from page 28 Smiles all around Ethan showing some of his trophies and medals alongside his mom Kerri and dad Shannon. PhotoSbyMARYANNFLEMING 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 We can turn your kitchen ...... into a dream kitchenWe can turn your kitchen ...... into a dream kitchen BEFORE We can turn your kitchen ...... into a dream kitchen AFTER The tall redwoods in Muir Woods. The Lone Cypress tree at Pebble Beach. FROM FRISCO TO L.A. I have had the pleasure of visiting beautiful sunny California several times in the past. My best adventure was definitely the drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles along the Pacific Coast Highway. With windows down hair blowing in the wind and Beach Boys tunes blaring from the stereo it just doesnt get any better. San Francisco can be an article all by itself but for now I will focus on the drive and the sights you pass along the way. I should mention before you start heading south make a small detour and visit Muir Woods located about an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The park a national monu- ment is filled with massive redwood trees which are quite scarce due to past logging practices. Beautiful trails make walking among these giants an informative treat and the his- tory just jumps out at you. The tallest tree is 80 metres 260 feet and most are between 700 and 800 years old. From Muir Woods I headed south along the coast stop- ping at Pebble Beach. Navigating the 17 Mile Drive takes you along some fantastic golf courses including famed Pebble Beach. Book well ahead if you want a tee time be- cause even at 500 U.S. there is still a long waiting list. The drive also takes you by the Lone Cypress tree which at 250 years old has become a symbol for the area. only a few minutes from Pebble beach is the historic ...................... Please turn to page 40 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 39 40 FOCUS - APRIL 2016 Jonathan van Bilsen is a photographer author and columnist and can be followed at town of Monterey. It was made famous by John Steinbeck in his novels of the recession using the Cannery Row land- mark as a setting for his famous novel by the same name. My next stop as you head south along the Pacific Highway route 1 was the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. With no shortage of restaurants shops and wineries this coastal town is filled with culture and shopping opportunities. The gem of the area is definitely the 400 acre Point Lobos State Reserve with a rocky coastline sandy beaches and blue lagoons making this a nature lovers paradise. I continued south en-route to San Simeon driving past Big Sur and some of the most amazing vistas on earth. With the Santa Lucia Mountains on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west this area has been seen in hundreds of films because of its narrow somewhat treacherous driving along the coastal highway. The drive is safe as long as you stay within the speed limits and the scenic lookouts and usually spectacular weather make you want to stop at every turn to photograph and capture the postcard view. Another place which makes this adventure worthwhile is a visit to San Simeon and Hearst Castle the enormous estate of publisher William Randolph Hearst. When you en- ter the property you suddenly come face to face with deer zebra and a variety of wildlife at what was once the worlds largest private zoo. The ranch which Hearst inherited from his father covers 250000 acres with 40 km 25 miles of beautiful California coastline. The Castle is a bit of a misnomer but at 65000 square feet it is a magnificent mansion. The estate was the in- spiration for the famous Xanadu mansion in Orson Welles popular film Citizen Kane. A thorough tour will show you most of the Castles 56 bedrooms 61 bathrooms 19 sitting rooms 127 acres of gardens indoor and outdoor swimming pools tennis courts and a movie theatre. My favourite part of the entire estate is the Neptune swimming pool. Built in the 1920s this 30 metre 100 feet pool is the focal point of American opulence during the Art Deco era. The world may have been suffering from a reces- sion but inside the walls of Hearsts home there was no sign of any poverty. Hearst spent 6.5 million on the house and another 3.5 million on artwork to fill the place and that was during the recession the castle was built between 1919 and 1947. Today the property is valued at 200 million. You cannot drive the Pacific Highway without stopping at Hearst Castle in San Simeon but be sure to pre-book your tickets well in advance especially during the summer months when tourism is high. I continued trekking south to my next stop the Danish town of Solvang. Once you park your vehicle and walk to the town square it seems as if you have been transported to Scandinavia. Even the name means Sunny Field when translated from Danish. The city was first started in 1911 by a group of Danish immigrants and today it has been transformed into an extremely picturesque town built in the style of Denmark of old. There is a windmill and a replica of Copenhagens Round Tower or Rundetrn. There is even a reproduction of the Little Mermaid statue which serves as a tribute to Danish author Hans Christian Anderson. If you wish to avoid Los Angeles Santa Barbara is one of the loveliest cities in the South Western United States. Upscale houses and plenty of shopping districts make this a great end point for your adventure. Most people myself included continue on to L.A. with all its kitschy tourist hang- outs but thats another article. When it comes to timing I would suggest spending the first night in Carmel the second around San Simeon and the third half way to Santa Barbara. The scenery is unbelievable the sights are amazing and the adventure is breathtaking. Make a point to visit California the way it was meant to be seen. One of the beautiful pools at Hearst Castle. California continued from page 39 158 Casimir Street Port Perry 905-985-2268 MC TICO 4577532 Celebrity INFINITY Pacific Coastal Wine Cruise September 17-24 2017 Vancouver to Los Angeles Call today for details X THE CHANGING OF PORT PERRY..... FACE ONEFRAME AT A TIME 189 NORTH ST. 905. 985. 1361 northdurhameyeclinic.comwww. 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