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FOCUSon Scugog SEPTEMBER 2015 Port Perry Town Country House Tour See Page 23 Dr. J. Cottrell Dr. J. Hardy Dr. C. Banfield Dr. J. Isenberg Dr. E. King Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon Periodontist New Patients Always Welcome 2014 BEST DENTIST port perry dental centre 238 Queen St. - Port Perry - 905-985-8451 Your Hometown Dental Professionals On YOUR CHILDS DEntaL CaRE baSICS KIDZ PACKAGES SUNGLASS PROMOS MULTI PAIR BUNDLES OAKLEY RAYBAN VOGUE VERSACE COACH GUESS GUCCI TOM FORD ADIDAS SILHOUETTE NIKE TURBOFLEX TNOFALRAEWEYEGIZNGISEDVAILATITNEDNEPEDNIAINTE 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 NEW PATIENTS WELCOME FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 1 14 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 Website................................................Bill Walker Accounting........................................ Judy Ashby FOCUSon Scugog SEPTEMBER 2015 Volume 10 - Number 6 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. A sneak peek at one of the homes featured in the 7th annual Port Perry Town and Country House Tour. See story on page 23. Photo by MaryAnn Fleming 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 submit ideas to GOT IDEAS LETS HEAR THEM our cover features 3 14 18 36 Bullseye 25th anniversary of Port Perry Dart League. Ready Set Go Terry Fox Run Sunday September 20 starting at the fairgrounds. Firewall Fireghter Port Perry-born Peter Waite protecting companies of all sizes. Oldest in Canada Port Perry could claim bragging rights. regulars 5 26 44 46 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. 38 2 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 Big thank you from Care Share Dear Editor I am writing on behalf of the Care Share Community Permaculture Garden crew. We have enjoyed a wonderful summer growing and sharing fruits vegetables and herbs with community members. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Whitney Cahoon and the Port Perry Agricultural Society for providing the beautiful spot for the garden Jennifer Back and the Scugog Seniors Advisory Committee for shaping the Seniors Permaculture Engagement Project The Government of Ontario for funding this project and Scugog Lumber for their generous donation of concrete blocks being used to create a wheelchair accessible raised garden bed. We would also like to thank the numerous citizens of all ages who have provided their encouragement and support as the garden continues to evolve Please visit for more information. Lynne Chase Port Perry New home for Port Perry O.E.S. Dear Editor Due to the changing times and the fact that we were having difficulty increasing our membership Blue Ray Chapter 238 Order of Eastern Star here in Port Perry is closing our doors after 67 years of serving our community. As a beneficent organization our mission was to raise money to donate to deserving groups and individuals in our community and to support our own members in time of need. Many thanks to the community for their faithful participation in our fundraising events throughout the years i.e. luncheons draws for quilts 5050 draws bazaars yard sales and many more. Without your generous support we could not have fulfilled our mission. The Order of the Eastern Star in Ontario is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year called Centennial Legacy. O.E.S. is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both women and men can belong. The members of Blue Ray Chapter now have a new home with Sunderland Chapter 283 in Sunderland where they will make new friendships and create new stories. Marguerite Mitchell Margaret Jeffrey and Karel Nottingham on behalf of members of Blue Ray Chapter 238 O.E.S. Port Perry Referrals are the core of our business Call John 905 434 0517 905 985 8569 From nothing to something remarkable Porches decks and more Renovations from the outside in we can do it all 1511 Reach Street Port Perry 905-985-1999 Hours Monday-Friday 8am-6pm Saturdays 8am-2pm Brakes Alignments Tune Ups C O M P L E T E OIL CHANGES 33.96 Includes tax. Up to 5 litres. Most vehicles. Warranty approved. 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 Tori Waye and Jeff Balser who met at a local dart league event three and a half years ago are tying the knot on November 7. Mothers are always right and that goes double for Toris mom Margaret Burns. After Tori and her son moved in with her Margaret encouraged her daughter to come out to the Port Perry Monday Night Dart League with her to have fun and meet people.Thats exactly what happened. Jeff and Tori met at the annual Charlie Ayers Memorial Blind Draw Doubles Tournament. Everyone is welcome to this annual event not just the regular league members. Out of 80 people the luck of the draw was that Tori a newcomer to the sport and Jeff a member of a different dart league with 16 years of experience were paired up. Tori says that Jeffs first reaction when he found out that she was going to be his partner was Oh no shes a girl. His second thought was But at least shes cute Tori and Jeff spent six hours to- gether playing darts. It was like a long blind date. And they really hit it off. Residing together in Blackstock now Jeff and Tori are still avid dart players. They are looking forward to their rustic country wedding this fall. Tori said that shes come a long way as a dart player too thanks to practice practice practice Darts is a sport thats easy to practice at home any time she pointed out. Another local couple who are enthusiastic about hitting the bulls- eye are Kelly Walton and her fiance John. Ten years ago they joined a dart league in Lindsay. We were looking for something to do together Kelly recalls. The league was run on a Thursday night and it gave us something to look for- ward to one night per week through- out the winter months. When they moved to Blackstock they got on the waiting list for Monday Night Darts and when there were six names on the list a new team was formed. The Port Perry Dart League is a fun night out said Kelly who cur- rently serves as League President. She enjoys both the social and the competitive aspects of darts. It can do wonders for your relationship Kelly says Especially since it is the one sport where I can kick his butt This year marks the 25th anniver- sary of the Port Perry Dart League Kelly announced and new members are welcome to join. Being the anniversary wed like to see the league grow with new teams new players and more loca- tions Kelly added. The goal is to expand to 24 teams. At the present time there are 18 teams made up of 90 men and 46 women of all ages average age 40ish. The dart teams are composed of moms dads brothers sisters friends or couples plus there are company teams. The Port Perry Legion hosts an Open Mixed Doubles tournament in early November and its geared to recruiting new members. One player must be a league member and they have to bring along a guest of the op- posite sex. There are tournaments through- out the year for Singles Doubles and a Year-end Tournament. A 10 entry fee and a donation to the food bank is all it takes to get you in. The Charlie Ayers Blind Draw Doubles Tournament is staged each February in memory of fellow dart After meeting at a dart event Cupids arrow hit Jeff Balser and Tori Waye. They are now engaged to be married. Sometimes Cupids arrow takes the form of a dart. ...................... Please turn to page 4 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 3 4 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 players who have passed away. Fifty per cent of the entry fees for this tour- nament are donated to charity. There are six to ten people on each team male or female. A Divisions are typically more skilled and com- petitive and C Divisions tend to be more relaxed and for the enjoy- ment of a night out. B Divisions fall somewhere in the middle. There are six venues for the Port Perry Monday Night Dart League Port Perry Legion 6 teams Crabby Joes 4 teams KJs Shack 2 teams Jesters Court - 2 teams Lucky Lam - 2 teams and Colonel Mustards 2 teams. I like the fact that we are sup- porting local businesses on a Monday night typically one of the slower nights of the week Kelly commented. Playing each week from a different location gives you variety and an opportunity to visit Port Perry restaurants and pubs. If you are a business owner and would like to host a team all you need is a dart board and some cold beverages Kelly pointed out. I would definitely recommend this sport to others she said with enthusiasm. The local dart league welcomes all ages and the cost is minimal. Where else can you play an organized sport for seven months of the year for only 150 The season runs from September to April from 8 11 p.m. on Monday nights. A gala banquet tops off the year. The registration fees are awarded back to the teams at the end of the season based on collective team wins throughout the year. Personal stats are recorded for players who request them. League news is shared on Facebook. Interested hosts or aspiring dart league members are encouraged to check out the Port Perry Monday Night Dart League Facebook page. Kelly is seeking memorabilia in the form of old pictures stories and newspaper articles kept by former and existing players for the upcom- ing 25th anniversary celebration. You can call 905-986-0560 or text for more information on how to be part of the fun. You never know if you are looking for love you too might get hit by Cupids dart By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog Secretary Treasurer of Port Perry Dart League Cheryl Kerr left joined by League President Kelly Walton. This year they are celebrating 25 years and invite new members to join this fun league. Bullseye continued from page 3 Local businesses SUPPORTING Local businesses James Cannon 905-982-0118 1920 Whiteld Rd. Port Perry John Whyte 905-982-1831 Port Perry LOVE WHATS LOCAL FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 5 Paula R. McMurtry Barrister and Solicitor specializing in family law has now moved from 174 Mary St. to their new location at 250 Shanly St. Port Perry. Curves at 268 Queen St. Port Perry closed their doors on July 31 and as mentioned last month the space was filled quickly by The Kids Cupboard. Port Perry Driving Range at 1690 Scugog Line 4 has a brand new name and new owners. The new name Port Perry Putt and Play is now owned and operated by Martin and Tami DeJong. Fore - Driving range mini putt and batting cages. The Lemon Tree Tea Room Ptisserie has now opened in the Coach House Studio at 605 Regional Rd. 21 Port Perry. Serving continental breakfast lunch afternoon tea cakes and specialty coffee Wednesday through Sunday. Another new business has moved into the home previously occupied by Studio 165 Salon Spa whom we omitted back in November the salon moved around the corner to 117 Perry St. Unit 2. 165 Casimir St. Port Perry is now the new home of Guided. Owner Jennifer Bathgate-Williamson along with Brenda Thyne and Susannah Edwards offer psychicmedium readings workshops meditations reiki and reflexology. 168 Queen Street Port Perry BACK to SCHOOL Shop early for best size selection ANTIQUES UNIQUES DCOR MORE COACH HOUSE STUDIO ITS A DESTINATION SHOPPING LOCATION 605 Regional Road 21 Port Perry 905.982.2705 WEDNESDAYSTO SUNDAYS Scrap metal collection and fertilizer sale The Greenbank Lions will be holding their scrap metal collection and fertilizer sale on Saturday September 26 from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Greenbank Community Hall. You may purchase 55 pounds of fertilizer for 25 a bag. All profits from this event go to support programs at local schools food banks and Lion activities that help those with vision hearing or diabetes issues. The Greenbank Hall is located at 19965 Highway 12 across from the Chicken Coop Bakery. For further information and metal pick up or fertilizer delivery phone Larry Doble at 905-985-3723. Greenbank Lions fundraising event 6 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 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 Downtown Port Perry on Sunday September 20 will be the only place to be. Once again the much anticipated Harvest Chili Cook- Off takes place on Queen St. The street will be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Throughout the day the band Fiddlestix will enter- tain while you stroll the streets. The sidewalk sale will be in full swing along with the farmers market an art fair and a petting farm sponsored by PP Print. Join in the pumpkin painting sponsored by the BIA. Also back again a corn roast sponsored by the Lions Club. Of course who could possibly forget the chili Over 10 participants put their heart and soul into making gallons of hot spicy chili with their secret recipes to tempt the judges and residents alike hoping theyll vote them Best Chili of the year. Chili is served from 12 noon 2 p.m. while quantities last. Come early and buy your souvenir 10 mug Make a full day of it and bring your family and friends to this mouth-watering event. Lots of free parking. 7th ANNUAL Harvest Chili Cook-Off Celebration Divorce Parenting plans Custody and access Spousal support Child support Support variations Equalization property division our new location is 250 Shanly Street Port Perry 905-982-2650 Paula R. McMurtry BARRISTER SOLICITOR Collaborative lawyer Separation agreements Cohabitation agreements Pre-separation legal advice Marriage contracts Notarizations Collections Civil litigation FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 7 is always looking for volunteers like Gill. Serving as role models our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back of staying in school and having respect for family peers and community. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering or joining one of the mentoring programs please do not hesitate to contact the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 905-985-3733 or visit the website at www.bigbrothersbigsisters.canorthdurham to learn more. WAnTEd A mentor for a 13 year-old boy who lives in Scugog and has been waiting for over a year for a Big Brother to have fun with talk to and make a lifelong friendship. WAnTEd A mentor for a 12 year-old girl who lives in Scugog and enjoys being active and doing crafts. Shes looking for a Big Sister to have fun with and gain a friendship. September is Big BRoTHERS Big SiSTERS MonTH The BBBS flag will be flying high at the Scugog Township office the first two weeks of September. Meet a Match Cailey Gill Sometimes you have to wait for something In 2012 Gill was matched with Cailey a happy young girl just beginning the seventh grade. Cailey was smart popular doing well in school and not at all the type of child one might consider to be in need of a mentor. Gill quickly learned that even the happiest of children could always benefit from a little extra attention from a positive role model. She also learned that mentoring can go both ways and describes Cailey as a great role model herself always bringing positivity into any situation. Her smile lights up a room. I dont think Ive ever seen her without a smile. Her positive energy is contagious says Gill who spends as much time as she can with the equally busy Cailey. We rarely do the same thing. Ive taught her how to ski and snowboard weve gone mini-putting to the movies checked out unique restaurants gone shopping and had some girls nights. Ive gotten to see her grow as a person says Gill smiling she continues to be the happiest person Ive met and continually amazes me with her kind loving nature. Cailey agrees that shes changed a bit as a person adding since meeting Gill for the first time Im more happy and more talkative. By Rachel McLean Special to Focus on Scugog 8 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 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 6B High Street Port Perry 905-985-6650 6B High Street Port Perry CLEARWATER POOLS SPAS CLEARWATER POOLS SPAS 15 OFF pool safety coversPOOL CLOSINGS BookYours NOW 905-985-2161 WE COME TO YOURepair Sales Service Free pick-up and delivery within the area We fix these 216 Queen Street Port Perry Ontario L9L 1B2 Tel 905-985-2171 Fax 905-985-4572 Port Perrys only locally owned and operated Funeral Home Since 1846 Myles ORiordan FUNERAL DIRECTOROWNER Susan ORiordan vehicle lettering wrapping Reach Northport Rd. Port Perry 905-985-0802 Since 1996 SIGNS The DUTCH Pantry Groceries and more 34 Water Street Port Perry 905-985-9506 The Scugog Chamber of Commerce is the voice for businesses in Scugog and will be hosting a Federal Election All Candidates Forum at the Scugog Recreation Centre. The event will take place on Wednesday September 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with members of the public business community and selected media. Seating will be on a first come basis. Candidates will be given the opportunity to present their platform on issues that have strategic significance to our businesses and community as a whole. Each candidate will have an opportunity to make opening remarks two minutes each prior to the question period and closing remarks two minutes each at the conclusion of the discussion. Questions from the panel and the audience may be directed to individual candidates. The facilitator for the evening will be Mr. William Eull. Pre-qualified questions filled out by our citizens and our business community will be presented during this Forum. To put your questions on paper please go to the Chambers website to up-load the question form or stop into the Scugog Chamber of Commerce at 237 Queen St. to pick up a hard copy. Drop off your questions no later than September 11th in time for the Forum. Do you have questions for your federal candidates THIS IS YOUR FORUM Should you have any questions with regard to this event please contact the Scugog Chamber of Commerce 905-985-4971 or Celebrate theHarvest in Downtown Port Perry SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Get a souvenir chili mug sample all the local entries and place your vote for your very favourite 12 noon - 2 p.m. while supplies last 7th Annual SavourallthesightssoundsandavoursofourHarvest in Downtown Port Perry 7th Annual TM PORT PERRY Lukes for Home 207 Queen Street Port Perry 905.985.3011 No tax on custom orders Saturday Sept. 7 to Sunday Sept. 22Saturday Sept. 12 to Sunday Sept. 27 Up to 50 off all floor models FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 9 TM PORT PERRY Stop by the BIA booth and get your 7th Annual Chili Mug for your collection. MUG SALES START AT 11 A.M. 10 each LASTYEARS CHILI COOK-OFF JUDGES CHOICEWINNER OH YEAH Our chili is hot. . . FLAMING HOT Be sure to drop by for an ICE COLD BEER afterwards GOING FOR TWO IN A ROW 135 Perry Street Port Perry corner of Perry and Mary 289-485-BREW 2739 HOURS Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. includes Holiday Mondays Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Last year Sherri Doak owner serving up a hot mug 155 QUEEN STREET PORT PERRY 905-985-3900 MILLARSMARKET.COM CAFE BAKE SHOP CHRISTMAS COTTAGE DECOR CLOTHING SPECTACULAR SEPTEMBER SALE 70 UP TO OFFCHRISTMAS Please ask for your sh to be grilled if that is what you prefer 161 Queen Street 905-985-1022 FishChips CaptainGeorge HADDOCK HALIBUT COD 10 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 279 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-2775 Every Tuesday 3 pm - 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........ Enjoyourpatioaslongasweatherpermits Judges Choice Award winners 2013. Were back for another win this year. You dont want to miss out CHILI COOK-OFF Peo ples Choice 2 013 2014 Celebrate the 7th Annual and check out our AWARD WINNING CHILI 251 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-1456 CHILICOOK-OFF META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery 200 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-1534 Incomparable Art Experiences at META4 Gallery harvest festival FUN Oils Acrylics Jewellery Winter Moccasins Encaustic Watercolour Pottery Sculpture more Pick up a brochure at META4. Register on-line at SAVE THE TAX on every unique original exceptional piece in the gallery. Drop by for FREE ART ACTIVITIES for all ages. 227 Queen St. Port Perry 905-982-8778 Unique and distinctive handcrafted sterling silver jewellery by local artisans. CHILI COOK-OFF PARTICIPANTS Our top commercial kitchens go head-to-head in a heated friendly competition for the Best Chili in Port Herringtons Quality Butchers Harp Wylies Grill House Vos Independent Grocer Old Flame Brewing Company Port Perry Villa Jesters Court ..... and more Over 10 Chili participants Corn Roast - sponsored by Lions Club Art Fair Entertainment by Fiddlestix Pumpkin Painting - sponsored by the BIA Kid Zone Petting Farm - sponsored by PP Print Sidewalk Sale Farmers Market Lots of free parking FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 11 12 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 15987 Simcoe Street Port Perry 905-985-3312 Chili Lily SENIORS... and Still Cookin See you downtown on September 20th. COMPETING AGAIN AT THE PORT PERRY HARVEST DAY CHILI COOK-OFF We all know there is lots to love about Port Perry and Scugog. This year the Scugog Council for the Arts wants you to put it to music in preparation for the Mayors Gala for the Arts. The gala theme this year is Scugog Rocks and the SCA is inviting singer songwriters to enter the Scugog Tribute Song Writing Contest. All genres of music are welcome and there will be three prizes of 500 awarded to the top artists that best reflect a positive vibe for Scugog. The goal of the SCA is to support local arts and artists and that includes visual arts craft music theatre literature and more. Were really excited about the song writing competition said Gala chair Birgitta MacLeod. The three winning entries will have their world premiere at the event on November 5th. As there isnt any restriction on genre or age it will be interesting and of course entertaining. Arts Council wants you to show the love Deadline for the contest is September 8th 2015. There are a number of rules which can be viewed on the arts council website or call 905-982-2121 for more information. It is incredibly hard to believe it has been a year since Rosario Greco Styles started our Ladies of Distinction campaign. The RG Styles team collaborated with makeup artists Jade Sowa and Kelly Babcock along with local photographer Jonathan van Bilsen to showcase these lovely ladies of Scugog. With our final three ladies on the next page we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you. We hope Scugog residents enjoyed our Ladies of Distinction as much as we did Ladies of Distinction FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 13 Shannon Julie Carolyn This project has been a wonderful experience for the entire staff at the salon. It was a real honour to be able to showcase these lovely ladies from our wonderful community. Rosario and Kathi also want to extend a special note of thanks to photographer Jonathan van Bilsen. This campaign would not have been possible without all of his dedication ongoing support and of course beautiful photography. Jonathan and Glen made every photo shoot a fun and relaxing experience for each featured lady as well as all the salon staff. We also wanted to thank our ad designer Ken Poon of Design Engine Studio makeup artists Jade Sowa and Kelly Babcock and MaryAnn Fleming of the Focus on Scugog for all of her support and monthly enthusiasm. Kent Paula Bobbie Diane Ginger Angie Sandra Sandra Fran Carol Christine Shannon Carolyn JulieMichelle 21 Wilbur Avenue 905-985-0099 LADIES OF DISTINCTION IN PORT PERRY Rosario Greco Styles hair salon would like to extend a big thank you to all the beautiful ladies of Port Perry that were gracious enough to let us feature them in our year-long advertising campaign in The Focus on Scugog magazine. 14 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 The Terry Fox Run returns to the Port Perry Fair- grounds on Sunday September 20th. Registration be- gins at 8 a.m. and the welcome warm up and start is at 9 a.m. Participants can choose to run walk or bike the 1km 5km or 10km accessible routes that begin and end at the Fairgrounds. When participants return there is a complimentary barbecue provided by local sponsors and prepared by the Blackstock and District Lions Club. For a number of years we have wanted to have a childrens activity area and finally we have someone to organize activities. Cant wait to see what they have for the kids. The annual Terry Fox Run for cancer research has raised more than 650 million since Terrys Marathon of Hope in 1980. This marks the 35th anniversary of Terrys Run and once again Port Perry and area will be out to continue Terrys dream to Outrun Cancer. It is critical to know that there isnt any operating budget to host a Community Run. We rely on sponsors who continue to support us each year. We are proud to volunteer for the Terry Fox Foundation knowing that 84 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research Terry Fox Run Day is a special day for participants. Many take part to honour loved ones who have battled cancer and want to make a difference for others. This is where the concept of Terrys Team began. A Terrys Team Member is anyone who has a personal diagnosis of can- cer is at any stage of their treatment or recovery and is a participant in the Terry Fox Run. They are proud mem- bers of the red-shirted brigade known as Terrys Team. If you are interested in being a Terrys Team Member you can register online or contact Elizabeth for more informa- tion. Terrys Team has become an important part of the Port Perry TFR as we welcome and celebrate with them each year. Terry asked Canadians to donate 1 to his Marathon of Hope and today his wishes have continued. Participants can make a personal donation on run day or collect on- line donations or pledges. There is no minimum donation and no pre-registration. Participants often come to the run as part of a group and now there is a way to reg- ister. Team Up for Terry TUFT co-workers networks familyfriends sports groups businesses are examples of teams. TUFTs is a great way to increase the amount of money raised and a great way to spend a morning with your team. Its time to run walk or bike For more information contact or local organizer Elizabeth McArthur at 905-985-0951 or Eight year-old Kate McArthur and her four year-old sister Sarah are both ready and willing to help their granny Elizabeth McArthur organizer of the Port Perry Terry Fox Run. They will be putting up posters and placing lawn signs throughout the town. FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 15 limited time offer up to 5 L 5 w 30 oil most cars light trucks includes tire rotation not valid with any other discounts offers multi point inspection Genuine GM Parts 30 - 70 Sept 14 - Dec 1515 50 - 70 Sept 15 - Dec 1515 70 - 100 Sept 15 - Dec 1515 70 Oct 5 - Dec 1515 50 Oct 5 - Dec 1515 65 Oct 15 - Dec 1515 35 Oct 15 - Dec 1515 40 - 70 Oct 16 - Dec 1515 BUICK GMC BUICK GMC B U I C K G M C B U I C K G M C 10 Vanedward Drive Port Perry 905-985-8474 Expires December 31 2015 40 Oct 5 - Dec 1515 60 - 80 Oct 15 - Dec 1515 70 Oct 15 - Dec 1515 Starting September Free Alignment inspection jug of washer fluid and first season tire storage no charge. with purchase of four new winter tires FREE We service ALL makes and models We can get parts for all makes and models No appointments are needed for oil changes Provide while-you-wait service Service Hours Mon - Thurs 730 - 530 Fri 730 - 500 Sat 8 -12 noon Sun Closed tire storage first season only 9995 plus tax environmental fee 16 FOCUS - JUNE 2015 Retirement Living on the Shores of Lake Scugog In the spring of 1995 a local developer Gary Moore had an idea for a seniors housing community. His dream came true in the form of West Shore Village a sprawling lakeside development which boasts a main residence large enough to accommodate 75 people and 29 on-site bungalows. Its more than just a facility explained Debbie March an employee of West Shore Village since 1999. Its like a home here. We are all family. All you have to do is check out the website and view the calendar of events and it really brings West Shore Village to life. Everything your heart would desire and more is offered. The Village van chauffeurs residents to medical appointments and shopping trips. There are outings to museums and wineries farmers markets and casinos. Movie nights wine and cheese parties ice cream socials BBQs live music and theatre are all part of the fun of living at West Shore Village. Theres also pet therapy bingo knitters nook bridge yoga nature walks a fitness centre a chapel a hair salon and a tuck shop. The elegant dining room overlooks Lake Scuogog a scenic patio gazebo and gardens. In 1995 three investors joined to provide the funds and advice needed for the development at 293 Perry Street. In the spring of 1996 the site plan was approved and construction of the main building and the first two group of houses commenced. In 1997 Mr. Moore hired Tammy Brandenburg for assistance with administrative matters and the investors recommended Neil Hunter join the company as a consultant. It must have been a proud moment in the spring of 1997 when the first four houses were complete and the historic first residents moved in. By November of that year eight houses were occupied and work started on enclosing the main building. Mr. Moore resigned from the company in early 1998 and Mr. Hunter assumed the role of President. By May of 1999 people began to settle in the main building and Metcap Living Management Inc. assumed responsibility for the management of the property. Local residents Kent Farndale Fran Herder and John Richardson formed a Community Advisory Committee to help promote West Shore Village generate community relations and plan initiatives that helped support charitable causes in the Scugog area. The remaining two housing units of Phase 1 were completed in January of 2000 and all sixteen units were soon occupied. At this time design work commenced on Phase II. The first three housing units were completed and occupied by the spring of 2003 and all thirteen were ready by the spring of 2005. In 2004 it was decided that the company would assume responsibility for the administration. Karen Arbuckle joined from the staff of Metcap and continued in her former role. Tammy Brandenburg rejoined the company as accountant in 2007 and when Mrs. Arbuckle left the company Tammy stepped in as General Manager. The presence of a long term caring staff resident council village advisory committee and garden committee help West Shore Village to continue to be a successful family owned retirement community. Embracing the community for 20 years est shore Village FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 17 293 Perry Street Port Perry 905-985-8660 1-800-248-0848 It was Dec. 22 2005. It was my first day at West Shore. After having raised 10 children living on a farm and being very active in the family business I was a little reluctant about this move. However like many of you I was recovering from a medical issue and it was clear that I would fare better in an environment where I had my own space so I could still live independently. I would have housekeeping meals activities and most of all other seniors like me nearby. When I moved in everyone was so friendly and helpful that it was easy to make this my new home. Aside from my daily routine of getting up at 7 am getting dressed making my bed saying my prayers and having breakfast lunch and dinner I decided to get involved with many activities offered here. I play games cards bingo exercise volunteer at the tuck shop and get involved in making the gardens beautiful and colourful and help to keep them weed-free. For others there are bus trips to see the autumn colours White Feather Farms weekly trips to Walmart and outings to places like Lindsay and Oshawa. My kids often kid me about winning sometimes losing at bingo or euchre but I really enjoy the socialization. Being a part of the community at West Shore I learned about making new friendships. A new friend- ship with someone that you have nothing in common with but actually have every- thing in common you are both here and want to have a good life. That is something special and rare at this time in life but it is out there so you cant be shy about meeting new people. It is really wonderful to have someone to walk with to have a good old game of Scrabble someone to share a story and a glass of wine with and to learn about someone elses life. Many of us enjoy the monthly wine and cheese the birthday celebrations like sing-alongs the seasonal activities like treasure hunts for Easter Canada Day BBQs Strawberry Socials and Christmas celebrations like the annual Christmas Bizarre- which is one of my favourites because some of us work with the recreation depart- ment to make the best homemade Christmas cakes you will ever have. We always sell out and my own family knows that if they dont put in their order early they might be out of luck. I really like living here. When my family comes by I can visit with them in my room outside upstairs or on the front porch. They can join me for lunch. Often we manage to have a game of Scrabble. Sometimes it can be as simple as an afternoon chat and cocktail. Other times when I am on my own I will knit dishcloths which I give to my family members and I also like to contribute knitted toques and scarves for the less advantaged. Looking back at my reluctance to move into West Shore I realize that much of that was about change. Change can be hard at any age but change as a senior is a real challenge. Who wants their life to change No one although we often have no control over these things. So after the first 3 months of new people schedules activities and surroundings I finally embraced my new place. Thanks mostly to the staff and other residents who encouraged me to enjoy this new part of my life. Now after almost 10 years of being a West Shore resident I try to encourage other newcomers to give it a little time meet some new people join in on some new things and enjoy their new home. Anne Goreski I moved into the West Shore bungalows in Jan 2001 and loved my new home until I had to make the decision to move into the main building in 2014. It was a very hard transition but I knew it was the right one. The staff look after you and everyone is always ready to help whether it is in the office kitchen or healthcare staff they all work as a team The staff is honest and hard working and many have similar interests and have fun learning new things. The location is superb it is a short walk to town close to the bank and shops as well as the library. There are lots of benches to sit on along the way to the lake if you feel like relaxing and listening to the birds I am very happy to call West Shore Village my home. Emily Bayus ELEGANT LIVING BY THE LAKE T ES T I M O N I A L 1 T ES T I M O N I A L 2 Native artist August Swinson was commissioned to create a painting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of West Shore. Faye Koss his mother and Kent Farndale chair of West Shore Community Advisory Board unveil the work. As part of our 20th anniversary celebration our neighbours the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation are conducting a traditional blessing ceremony. 18 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 Technology has createdin fact demandedanother sub-industry within the silicon world. Port Perry-born Peter Waite works on the front line of the daily fight to identify and contain electronic threats inside the business community. We protect companies of all sizes against malware and advanced persistent threats or what youd call hackers he explains from the offices of FireEye in San Jose California. If you look on our website we iden- tify thousands of potential threats from all corners of the globe every day. Hacking he explains can be financially lucrative as well as disruptive. Theres individual identity theft where the perpetra- tor targets personal banking or Social Security informa- tion from a single person. An intrusion into a merchants system can net the perpetrators credit card information in volume which they can turn around and use themselves or sell to other cyber-criminals. And nowadays those intruders arent limited to un- derworld elements. Government bodies may sometimes also be involvedif you remember the allegations made against Korean officials when an unreleased movie was stolen not long ago. In the business world its no longer a question of if therell be a threat but when. FireEye focuses on protecting its clients. We strengthen their security stance by consulting with them to minimize the threat of intrusion. Our ser- vice is full-suite their email system mainframe and incoming browser traffic. Hackers he warns have grown in sophistication over the years. At one time anti-virus software would have been enough to inspire confidence that you were protected. Nowadays we need to understand hackers in order to defend against them. We behave proactively in order to offer clients our full protection. Threats may take a number of forms. The hacker may send landmines such as an attach- ment sent with an email made to look as if its from a legitimate source. If you launch it it can capture data from your system or create disruption by destroying it. There are also scams which if you respond to those com- munications can dump the contents of a hard drive. But as hackers methods have advanced so has their potential victims response. Before a system would shut down to combat a threat. Today theyre put into a monitoring mode in order to un- derstand and perhaps track the source of the intrusion and learn from it. The hacking community is well known and companies want to know whos doing what. He admits that apprehending the hacker is a difficult if not unrealistic task. The pervasive presence of computers has forever altered the world we live in. Modern technology has spawned mighty corporations in its wake while revolutionizing the ways we work play and communicate. As is so often the case a black hat follows the white one. Insidious professional hackers and common criminals pounced on the computer age with zeal equal to routine users creating havoc and loss. The stuff of old movies stick em up seems hopelessly quaint and somehow less threatening compared to modern menaces which arrive unseen and leave just as invisibly. Firewall Firefighter PhoTobyMARyANNFLEMING FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 19 The catch-rate is very low. And not only is it hard to find their physical location but even harder to bring them to justice. If that location is another country it makes punishment next to impossible. The sinister and frustrating aspect of this kind of crime is that the victim is penalized not the perpetrator. While he joined FireEye just a year ago Peter has worked in the data security field far longer. Ive been in various IT support roles in Engineering environments for 20 years. Typically that means look- ing after a data centre. Today he leads a FireEye team of 18 supporting clients Engineering and Sales Departments. A career path leading from Port Perry High School to Silicon Valley he laughs was a combination of luck and circumstance. I was interested in computing growing up had a Radio Shack computer as a kid. You can tell that was a while ago When I graduated high school and went to Centennial College my interest was in robotics for the automobile industry. I soon learned that those skills were transferrable and that I had a knack for keeping computing technology running smoothly. I started my career in Toronto but decided to go to California to escape a single Canadian winter. My professional timing turned out to be good and I had personal support for staying there from the company where I was working. Soon one winter became two then three and 18 years later Ive naturalized to the US. The career transition was easy though personally I had learning to do you may not think there are cultural differences between Canada and the US but there are. For the hacker the notion of cultural boundaries doesnt exist. While heas an individual or a cog within a criminal organizationmay sit in a faraway country the victims of his electronic intrusions may reside any- where on the planet. Its an impersonal but just as de- structive form of lawlessness which the computer age has uniquely given rise to. Peter Waites expertise helps to bring safety from the dangers posed by those unseen faces electronically extinguishing fires before they become infernos. By Scott Mercer Focus on Scugog 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 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 Reminder The restaurant is open Friday thru Sunday until Thanksgiving Open Every Day 225 Platten Blvd. Scugog Island 905-985-2275 LAKESIDE RESTAURANT Were coming to the end of the outdoor patio performances. Be sure not to miss these . . . 6 - 830 pm FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4 - DAVID FRASER SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5 - RIKI KNOX FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11 - JOHN TAYLES Pioneer Day Scugog Shores Museum held their annual Pioneer Day on Sunday August 9 which came to life with demonstrations exhibits and much more. Everyone had a wonderful time. Top left Jessica McGoey all smiles while dressing up in the latest pioneer fashion. Top right John and Joyce Todd recreating a classic farming couple. Middle Bridgett Murray took advantage of the pony rides. Bottom left Anthony and Dennis Martin checking out the running steam engines supplied by Bill Windsor and Sharon McEachern. Far right Thomas McGoey practicing his stilt walking. PhotoscourtesyofJacobroznicki 20 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 21 port perry dental centre 238 Queen St. - Port Perry - 905-985-8451 Meet Angela Laird Your Hometown Dental Professionals Dr. J. Cottrell Dr. J. Hardy Dr. C. Baneld Dr. J. Isenberg Dr. E. King - Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon - Periodontist Angela Laird describes her dual career as very rewarding. For 15 years she has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist at Port Perry Dental Centre. As a Clinical Instructor she also teaches students in the dental hygiene program at Durham College where they work on their patients at the in-school dental clinic. Years ago when Angela was contemplating her career path in different health care elds she decided to work with healthy patients instead of those who are suffering from an illness and dental hygiene was the perfect choice. Her job goes far beyond making sure that your teeth are sparkling clean. Hygienists are also trained to detect gingivitis periodontal disease tooth decay and even cancer. There are also links between oral health diabetes and heart disease. Prevention of problems and patient education is an important part of her role Angela pointed out. Dental hygienists are often the rst people in the dental ofce to look into your mouth she explained. Important steps can be taken to prevent or stop the progression of disease by detecting problems or infections. Each patient is treated with personal treatment plans that are designed to suit each patients individual needs. Every day is interesting Angela says. No two mouths are alike. Aesthetics are also important in the dental eld today Angela noted. People want whiter teeth and straighter teeth. Theres a lot of information available and part of her job is to streamline accurate information and communicate that to the patient. As a hygienist her patients have ranged in age from senior citizens to babies whose parents were concerned about the health of their rst teeth due to consuming bottles of juice or the appearance of an eruption cyst for examples. I take a peek and tell them whats going on she says. As well as getting satisfaction from taking good care of all of her patients Angela has enjoyed her position as an educator at Durham College for the past 10 years. It is a continuous learning curve and keeps me on top of veried dental information she commented. Im blessed to be able to work and live in a community with people I love says Angela who has been a resident of Port Perry for 25 years. Its her husband Stephens hometown and a great place to raise their kids Madeline 12 and Nolan nine and a half years old. Angela and her husband Stephen enjoy giving back to their community as volunteers. Angela volunteers on the School Community Council at R.H. Cornish Public School and Stephen volunteers as a Board Member and Coach with the Port Perry Minor Hockey Association. The whole family is very active in sports and health and is tness conscious. Angela who mountain bikes with the kids is even training for a half marathon. Her employer has always been very exible with her schedule and she worked part-time instead of full-time following her maternity leave. Port Perry Dental Centre is an amazing employer she enthused. Its a great place to work and I love it 1. British fashionistas strolled the street. From left to right Melanie Stainton Michelle Stainton and Aneta Lekawski. 2. The Port Perry Church of the Ascension held an English Cream Tea and these lovely ladies were welcoming the guests. From left Ann Miles Bev Brown and Dee Redpath. 3. Triumph Monza. 4. Johnny Max the Heart Attacks entertained throughout the day. 5. A 1954 MG owned by Tom Sime of Stouffville. 6. A 1961 Morgan Plus 4 owned by Colin and Barbara Bray of Scarborough. Each year this event grows in numbers of vintage cars motorcycles and people and this year was no different. Mother Nature helped with the beautiful blue skies Although attendance numbers are unknown the street was crammed from the beginning to the end of the day making it a wonderful success Photosbymaryannflemming Brilliant day for Brits on the Lake 21 3 4 5 6 22 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 23 NOW OPEN in Port Perry The Outreach team from Port Perry and Prince Albert is very excit- ed to present our 7th Annual House Tour. This year we have six amazing Century Homes all within walking distance right in Port Perry. We have been most fortunate to acquire these magnificent structures for you to visit and we are most grate- ful to the generous owners for this gift. At times you will feel that you are truly a part of the past and will revel in the sense of history and tradi- tion while within the beautiful home. At other times you will be dutifully impressed with the brilliant restruc- turing and renovations that have been done while retaining the integrity of the original home. There are also two outstanding gardens this year which display beauty and grace while you experience serenity and tranquility. This tour raises funds for four lo- cal charities and all monies raised will go directly to support people who need a helping hand up. We have raised over 60000 in the past six years. The four charities are Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham Community Care Durham YWCA Durham Second Stage Housing for Women and Joannes House. Tickets remain at the price of 25 and this entitles you to visit all eight venues with a special stop at the Port Perry United Church Caf. Here you will enjoy fresh home made scones as part of the refreshments that are served. This year we have a special group rate of 20 per person if you order 10 or more tickets by September 12. Tickets can be purchased at yWCA 1 mcgrigor st. oshawa 905 723 9922 on line at Port Perry United Church 294 Queen st. 905 985 2801 Royal LePage Frank Real Estate 268 Queen st. 905 985 9898 One more sneak peek and purchase your tickets soon to see the others. 7th Annual Port Perry Town and Country house Tour Saturday September 19 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 24 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 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 - SEPTEMBER 2015 25 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 26 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 ThUMbS DoWN - a Port Perry resident wrote i drove up bay st. from simcoe st. on July 25th and was shocked to see the group mail box there with one section wide open. People were forced to use these and now their mail is compromised ThUMbS UP - bill mckee our town crier made us proud again for a record breaking sixth time at the Provincial town criers competition in bracebridge on July 25 and 26. Way to go bill. keep crying for us ThUMbS UP - to the Prince albert neighbour who when walking his two dogs i wont embarrass you further by mentioning the breed for stooping and scooping on the morning of July 31. ThUMbS DoWN to that same neighbour who promptly threw the bag of dog poop into our neighbours blue box on the north side of king just west of Jeffrey. last time i checked the blue box program did not include plastic bags or dog poop. shame on you. ThUMbS DoWN - an extremely frustrated reader wrote in with a big thumbs Down to the road crews throughout scugog and especially those on edgerton road and cartwright line east. extremely poor job of the way they fix or dont fix potholes anymore. They throw the asphalt down and never bother to tamp it down. how inconsiderate the vehicles driving these roads are not responsible for tamping it down. Please take the time to do it while you are patching it. ThUMbS DoWN - to the recent owner of Curves Port Perry who gave her staff and clients less than a weeks notice that she was closing down the business. many ladies have enjoyed exercising there for over 15 years and the establishment will be greatly missed. however ThUMbS UP to the other fitness centres in Port Perry who have accommodated us and also a very big thumbs up to the staff of Curves for going above and beyond in helping us with this transition. submitted by a disappointed client UMUMUMUMTH BSH BH BH BUMH BUMUMH BUMH BH BH BH BUMH BUMUMH BUMUMH BUM Do you have a Thumbs up or down that you would like to see published Its on Round Two. Ooo awww John Olah right admitted to Bobbie Drew thats the best butter tart so far It all started last year at a Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority meeting where John Olah was present as legal counsel. In conversation I mentioned that Gene Hackman while filming Welcome to Mooseport said that the Pantry Shelf had the best butter tarts in the world. John said the best were from Osgoode Hall in Toronto. The Great Butter Challenge began. The Mayors of Aurora and East Gwillimbury Geoff Dawe and Virginia Hackson and myself made the trek to Toronto for Round One to meet John for lunch at Osgoode Hall. He had reserved butter tarts along with the table for us. A lovely lunch and yummy butter tarts were enjoyed by all. John is a real car enthusiast and ventured to Port Perry for the Brits on the Lake. For Round Two I made reservations for lunch and butter tarts at the Pantry Shelf. John oood and awwd the first two bites and exclaimed with a mouthful that Pantry Shelf is the winner. He then had a second butter tart. There may be future rounds in Aurora and East Gwillimbury but I am confident The Pantry Shelf will maintain their status. Story submitted by Bobby Drew HARVEST FESTIVAL 971 High Point Rd. Port Perry West at Scugog Line 2 follow the signs 905-985-9924 FALL 2015 An OCALA family event. SEPTEMBER 12 13 Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm No Charge 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Saturday Sept.19 12 noon - 5 pm BBQ Entertainment Samplings Please submit two or three sentences to a maximum of 80 words to FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 27 St. Johns Anglican Church Blackstock Thank you to those who assisted and everyone who joined us in making this a memorable anniversary celebration. We look forward to many more. The congregation would like to invite everyone out for the final two events of the year in celebration of their anniversary. September 13 There will be a Cemetery Service including a guided tour by local historian PaulArculus. Service and tour will be held at St. Johns Cemetery 3791 Edgerton Rd. Blackstock at 230 p.m. This will be an excellent way to learn about this areas ancestors. October 17 We invite you to join us for our 175th Anniversary Fall Tea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment from 12 noon to 1 p.m. by the Suburbanaires a senior mens choir led by Milt Rainey specializing in barbershop music. One last note everyone is welcome to join us for Sunday service throughout the year at 930 a.m. Paul Arculus Milt Rainey This month in the SCA Gallery The Scugog Council for the Arts Gallery will show- case exquisite quilting arts and encaustic paintings by Marion Meyers titled Layers of Line and Colour throughout the month of September. The Opening Reception will be held Saturday September 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the SCA Gallery 181 Perry St. Unit G-1. On Saturday September 12 Marion will be on hand from 1 to 3 p.m. to dem- onstrate encaustic painting techniques. Everyone is welcome. SCA Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 3 p.m. THE TERRY FOX RUN FOR CANCER RESEARCH Sunday September 20 PoRT PERRy FAIRGRoUNDS Corner of old Simcoe Rd. and Reach St. Port Perry 800 a.m. Registration No entry fee. Request donation or fundraising. 900 a.m.Welcome Introductions and pre runwalk warm up. 1km 5km 10km routes Wheelchair accessiblebicyclesrollerblading. Complimentary barbecue sponsored by local donors and the Blackstock Lions for participants. 110 Water Street Port Perry 905-982-1600 4 River Street Seagrave 905-985-8962 BOOKKEEPING SERVICES Village Dcor Shoppe 154 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-4808 DIANNE HOOKER Sales Representative R.M.R. REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE 1894 Scugog Street Port Perry Plaza 905-985-9777 28 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 FASHIONOUTLET 1888 Scugog St. 905-985-1890 Fall Fashions arriving daily 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 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 YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY 1565 Hwy. 7A Port Perry 905-985-3655 Beside Walmart Hours Mon-Thurs 8-8 Fri 8-6 Sat 8-4 The first annual Take Back the Lake and Craft Brew Festival had beau- tiful albeit hot hot hot weather Over 70 people took advantage of the SUP demonstrations and had a great time on the lake. Some businesses along Queen St. offered sidewalk sales during the day. Old Flame Brewing Co. hosted nine craft breweries from noon until 7 p.m. and an outdoor food court including local eateries Jesters Court Harp Wylies Grill House Vos Independent Grocer and Piano Cafe served up sliders pulled pork mac and cheese and much more The grand prize-winner of the 1800 Rogue Paddleboard was Port Perry resident Sherri Allen. The big winners of the day were the Lake Stewards as all proceeds from this first ever event were passed along to them. A total of 3500 was raised A great day and thank you SUP and Old Flame. take theback On Saturday August 15 Syd Trefiak left watches as Alyssa Russell Christopher Wotten and his mom Wilma head out for their time on the lake. Perry Street closed in front of the host establishment Old Flame Brewing Co. for sampling from nine craft breweries. A variety of tasty foods served in the outdoor food court by four of our local eateries. FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 29 Sore feet season is here Back to school marks the beginning of sore feet season in Dr. John Tompkins practice. Dr. Tompkin says Patients have been wearing ip ops and sandals and their feet are now paying the price. Conditions like plantar fasciitis achilles tendonitis and heel spurs are aggravated and need immediate attention. If you suffer from sore arches heels or general foot and leg ache Dr. Tompkin invites you to a complimentary gaitscan and consultation to discuss both orthotic therapy and foot treatment options. NATURAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES Also... Low back pain season is here With holidays comes poor sleeping conditions typically with tenting and cottage stays. Many of the activities we do in the summer differ from the usual leading to strain on muscles and joints. Combine the above with poor footwear such as sandals and ip ops and we get the perfect recipe for a sore and achy back. Fortunately registered massage therapy and chiropractic impulse adjusting are effective therapies that focus on balancing and normalizing the neuromuscular skeletal system resulting in both pain relief and overall well being. Stephanie Alexander RMT Dr. John Tompkin D.C. NATURAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES Combining New Technology and Traditional Therapy 126 - 2 WATER STREET PORT PERRY 905-985-8591 Combining registered massage therapy and chiropractic impulse therapy can increase your overall well being More and more of Stephanie Alexanders registered massage therapy patients and Dr. John Tompkins impulse therapy patients are combining these two effective treatments and getting incredible results. It is virtually impossible to injure musculature without affecting the joint tissues and conversely it is virtually impossible to injure a joint without affecting musculature. So it makes sense that treating both joint tissues and musculature will give a greater overall response. 30 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 Photosbymaryannfleming What a splash The dunk tank also provided lots of fun and cooled off a few dads too Two-year-old Ariana Trip won not only for her age category but was the grand prize winner as well. The theme for this years costume parade was PanAm Games. Sunflower the Clown was all smiles while painting the face of Alyssa Dawson. Fun-filled weekend in Caesarea at the 87th annual Lake Scugog Regatta On Friday July 31 a Surf and Turf Dinner and Dance was held at Beacon Marina and what a turnout Over 190 people enjoyed a lobster and steak dinner followed by a dance. On Saturday August 1 it was all about the kids and families but even the dogs got into the act. A PanAm- themed costume parade kicked off the days events. 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From blinds to shutters shades to drapery we will help you find the perfect window treatments to bring out the best in your rooms Because Budget Blinds takes a solutions-based approach youre getting more than just attractive window coverings. For example we can install cordless lift systems for child safety or well add motorization for those hard to reach windows. Theres no need to look any further than Budget Blinds for a start-to- finish complete window coverings shopping and buying experience. Budget Blinds 905-213-2583 www.budgetblinds.comport perry See our ad on page 32. Window coverings we will bring the showroom to you As you are sprucing up this fall please consider these businesses in and around the Scugog area. Lets support local FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 31 home services A style for every point of view. 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Call and book a hot tub cleaning or service and make sure you have a functional hot tub all winter. Looking to buy Port Perry Pool Spa is having a Softub Sale Come in and check out our portable Softubs and warm up your winter Port Perry Pool Spa 135 North Port Rd. Port Perry 905-985-9746 See our ad on page 35. Pool closing season is approaching 2 Queen 325 2 Twin 175 Where Water St. meets 7A 905-985-7420 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... 32 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 Your family deserves the best. Give them the best with top-quality water solutions from North Durham EcoWater. 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EcoWater is a clear choice home services 48 Water St. Port Perry ON 905 985-3767 34 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 257 Queen Street Port Perry 905.982.1164 One of a Kind Hand Painted Furniture Decor Original FineArt CustomWork Workshops Eco-Friendly Canadian Cottage Paint An .netInsulation installed properly in cold months will provide an Immediate return the month after its been installed Returns can be as high as 40-50 of your current energy bill Stevens Insulation is a Port Perry based insulation company that has more than six years of experience in vacuuming out old insulation destroyed by moisture or mice squirrels etc. blowing cellulose or fiberglass into attics spray foam insulatingair sealing using two different types of foam than can easily be installed on basement walls walls under construction on roof decks steel buildings new construction floors etc. If required Stevens also installs fire protectionthermal barrier over the spray foam we install Check out our 1000.00 cash contest on our website. Stevens Insulation Services 905-985-7800 See our ad on page 31. This fall INVEST in something better than an RRSP Sales - Service - Support 135 North Port Road Port Perry formerly Blanchards 905-985-9746 Above In-ground Chemical Supplies Cooler weather approaching BOOKYOURPOOLCLOSINGNOW kitchens designed with you in mind ... 34Water Street Port Perry 905-985-9506 Scugog Kitchens Ltd. Fall is just around the corner. Its time to start planning your next interior renovation so you can enjoy it in time for the fall and holidays season. Inspirational Wood Works Inc. is a locally owned company specializing in interior finishing. With many years of experience we can help you design and implement your next dream space and help you turn it into a reality. We specialize in large and small interior renovations such as custom wood work built-ins kitchen design and installation from start to finish wood stairs and hardwood and laminate installations and so much more. We work with a dedicated team of sub-trades who are licensed and insured. Inspirational Wood Works Port Perry Ian Ross 905-242-4690 See our ad on page 32. Wood works that will inspire your life FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 35 36 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 Sincerely The Port Perry Business Improvement Association Little Britain Motor Company BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PORT PERRY 7thAnnualBritsontheLakeClassicBritishMotoringRevival All of the wonderful participants with their amazing British cars motorcycles The volunteers who make this day a big success Durham East Enders British Car Club and their Valve Cover Race raising money again for the Port Perry Hospital Foundation The live band Outta Space Johnny Max The Heart Attacks Our Vendors The MG Car Club of Toronto The participants in the Fascinator Best Dressed Contest The Township of Scugog Parks Rec Larry Emmerson Emmerson Insurance Team To our Downtown Merchants who opened their shops made the day an enjoyable one for the spectators guests We would like to take this opportunity to say Thank you to all of those who helped to make this years BRITS ON THE LAKE stupendous Also a special thanks goes out to all our valued Sponsors who make it all possible Millars Market PP Print Port Perry Star Port Perry Villa RBC Scugog Lake Stewards The Standard TD Canada Trust The Wee Tartan Shop Vos Independent Grocer Brocks CIBC CKDO Focus on Scugog Lukes For Home McDonalds Take the stress out of your commute and leave the driving to us. DRT is more convenient and reliable than ever. No matter where you are going we will make sure you get there safely and easily. Make Life Easy Controversy has surrounded Port Perrys historic grain elevator ever since it was purchased by the township in 2009 and opinions are almost split evenly for and against the aging structure. While many would like to see it demolished there seems to be growing sentiment that it should be saved. Now adding to that sentiment comes new evidence which may add credence to the theory that the Grain Elevator built along Port Perrys waterfront 141 years ago Port Perry could claim bragging rights to having thegranddaddy of all wood crib grain elevators OLDEST IN CANADA could be the oldest largest and most significant grain elevator of its era left in Canada. Lets look at some facts. Less than five years ago the town of Fleming Saskatchewan laid a claim that its 1895 grain elevator was Canadas Oldest Grain Elevator. Unfortunately in 1910 while restor- ing the elevator the historic structure burned to the ground. Not long after the destruction of the Fleming elevator the small town of Elva Manitoba stepped up to claim the title. The small grain elevator in Elva was estimated to have been constructed somewhere between 1892 and 1899. Curries grain elevator circa 1875. Gratti from 1975.Grafitti from 1875. Curries grain elevator circa 1875. FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 37 1918 Scugog Street Port Perry across from Vos 905-985-2451 homesteadFNA Furniture Appliances Flooring TIME TO UPDATE YOUR FLOORING Mattresses Window Coverings Accessories OMESTEADHFURNITURE APPLIANCES HARDWOOD LAMINATE FLOORING WINDOW COVERINGS Fact is - the claims by both of the those western towns was wrong. After extensive research on the countrys grain elevators noth- ing can be found to dispute the fact that Port Perrys Grain Eleva- tor is the granddaddy of all remaining grain elevators in Canada. Built in 1874 by George Currie Port Perrys elevator is 20 years older than any similar structure remain- ing. This fact alone should strengthen the resolve of the local residents and government to get behind saving this cultural prize. As an example looking west to Inglis Manitoba a row of five grain eleva- tors have been designated a National Historical Site. Recognizing how quickly grain elevators were disap- pearing from the prairies a decision was made to have them protected. The Inglis elevators were built in 1922 making them 47 years the junior of Port Perrys elevator but they have been saved. Not unlike the western provinces Ontarios grain elevators are disappearing. With the recent demolition of the Stouffville grain elevator May 2015 there are less than half a dozen wood crib grain elevators to be found in the province. Quite simply Port Perry has Canadas Oldest Grain Elevator. How can anyone argue that this piece of history is not worth saving. By J. Peter Hvidsten Focus on Scugog Port Perry grain elevator July 2015. Port Perry grain elevator July 2015. Monday September 14 6pm St. Johns Presbyterian Church 319 Queen Street Port Perry Port Perry Tai Chi Since 1992 Information or Pre-registration Beth 905-985-2062 or FIRST BEGINNERS CLASS Thurs. Sept. 17 100 pm OPEN HOUSE REGISTRATION Mon. Sept. 14 600 pm REGULAR CLASSES Mondays at 630 pm Thursdays at 230 pm OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION Also available LOKHUPBAFA and QIGONG CANADIAN TIRE 14325 Simcoe St. Port Perry 904-985-7341 Together we can help All kids play One in three Canadian families can not afford to enrol their kids in organized sports. Jumpstart changes that. Canadian Tire Port Perry Jumpstart is dedicated to remove financial barriers so that kids from our community can get off the sidelines and get into the game. If our children want to try a new sport or continue with a favourite Jumpstart makes it possible. Port Perry Canadian Tire encourages you to drop in to pick up a brochure or call 1-877-616-6600 to see if you qualify. The three aims of the Cadet Program are to Develop leadership and good citizenship Promote physical fitness Stimulate an interest in the three elements of the Canadian Forces At our Corps you get a chance to learn all sorts of interesting things and get the chance to learn how to work together and lead and teach others all in a Military environment. Cadets and their leaders also commit to attaining the programs core values Loyalty Professionalism Mutual Respect Integrity. We build leaders who are Confident Well spoken Self-disciplined Experienced in leading small groups in complex tasks Skilled in first aid navigation safe firearms handling Experienced in teaching others in classroom and outdoor settings. We meet Wednesday evenings at 630 p.m. at the Port Perry High School. Port Perry Cadets Contact 905-260-3299 or Please see our ad on page 42. Become a Cadet Make today the day to learn something new FALL REGISTRATION 38 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 What do the following EXCEPTIONAL Business Leaders have in common Jeff Bezos Founder Sergey Brin Larry Page Google Co-founders Jimmy Wales Wikipedia Founder Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Co-founder A MONTESSORI EDUCATION Half and full day programs for children 18 months to 14 years Qualified AMI Montessori staff Before and after school care available Competitive rates 16150 Old Simcoe Road Port Perry ON 905-985-3431 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 39 BLACKSTOCK SKATING CLUB SINCE 1988 Skate Canada Approved Certified Professional Coaches at Affordable Rates REGISTRATION NIGHT SEPTEMBER 17 2015 Blackstock Arena 600 - 800 pm Please contact or 289-314-3973 for further information Celebrating over 40 years in Port Perry Special offer for new students 40.00 for 1 month and a uniform Discover you and your childs true physical and mental potential. Emphasis on fitness concentration co-ordination self- defense confidence respect and stress relief. Learn how to deal with bullying. Fall registration is Tuesday September 8 2015 630 p.m. Phone for pre-registration and information. Frank Murphy 905-985-9167 or Jan Longo 905-985-2295 Port Perry Wado Kai Family Karate Port Perry Scout Hall 15585 Simcoe Street Port Perry httptinyurl.comppwkfk Please see our ad on page 43. Port Perry Wado Kai Family Karate FALL REGISTRATION Childrens Centre Inc. 185 Casimir St. Port Perry 905-985-5589 Full Part Time Infant to School Age Nursery School Transportation to from School Available Call Rowena Fowler for more information - 905-982-1593 PORT PERRY COMMUNITY CURLING CLUBCurling. Give it a Shot REGISTRATION SOCIAL Sept 14 15 7-9pm Last Rock Pro Shop open for business Port Perry Community Curling Club 483 Bay Street Port Perry LEARNTO CURL Novice Beginner Sept 21 23 and Sept 29 Oct 1 6-730 pm LADIES PRACTICE REFRESHER Oct. 5 12 noon - 230 pm FREE FREE NEW CURLERS WELCOME SPECIAL RATES BREAK THE ICE Meet old friends and make new ones. ADULT LEAGUES Competitive Mens Ladies Mixed Business Women Senior Mixed PracticeTime Fun Curling 905-985-7972 Now registeron line 40 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 The Childrens House Montessori School is an independent private school that inspires toddler preschool and elementary aged children to be self-motivated independent and lifelong learners using a hundred year old time proven method that is continually being validated through neuroscience research. Todays technology is now able to prove scientifically just how innovative and timeless Dr. Montessoris approach to education really is. Studies show the Montessori Method to be superior in developing creativity flexibility self-control discipline and positive social and emotional behaviours. Science magazine recently found Montessori the most effective way to increase executive brain function in 4 to 12-year-olds. Montessori treats each child as an individual. Students work at their own pace and where they are developmentally ready to learn often far ahead of curriculum expectations. Montessori Education is a solid investment in your childs future and will prepare them well for future learning. The Childrens House Montessori School 16150 Old Simcoe Road Port Perry 905-985-3431 Please see our ad on page 39. A Montessori Education Looking for a way to pass the long winter days Come and join in the fun at Port Perry Community Curling Centre. Find out that curling is a fun and social sport for people of all ages. Various league times allow members to fit exercise into their schedules while spending time with family and friends. New to the sport No problem Instruction is provided for young people when they join the youth Leagues. Practice ice and refresher courses are offered throughout the winter season. New curlers are always welcome. Special rates apply for first time curlers. Registration nights are Monday September 14th and Tuesday September 15th from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Club. Drop in for a social evening to meet the various League Reps and other members. Port Perry Community Curling Centre 483 Bay Street Port Perry 905-985-7972 See our ad on page 40. Are You Game to Enjoy a Winter Sport now carries four Canadian paint brands for all of your furniture and wall painting needs. Their new Eennie Meenie Minie Mo fabulous introductory workshop lets you try them all and discover which one is best for your next project. Youll try the new Hybrid Urban paint in pearl suede and liquid metal New Serenity indoor outdoor furniture and wall paint in velour and silk Moire furniture and wall paint for texture and shimmer and Cottage Paint for distressing antiquing and that poplar beach feel Each are available in 5000 colours For a complete list of all workshops including three new art workshops go to our website come into the store or give us a call. 257 Queen Street Port Perry 905-982-1164 Please see our ad on page 35. Fall Workshop Registration has Begun at The Fun Family League For the Love of the Game Serving Scugog N Clarington and beyond for 16 years For more info contact KAREN 905-655-5812 or email blackstockminorhockeyleague BLACKSTOCK MINOR HOCKEY Placement by ability first - not age - to ensure best level for individual. Smaller or never played not a problem All hockey on Saturday Ideal for families Power skating available Excellent Instructor Program Wed and Fri Evenings Low family prices Only 305 Single 2-555 3 770 2 1 3 4 House League Divisions for Mite to Midget High School Registration Mouth Guard Clinic Single colour 30 Double colour - 35 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH Blackstock Arena 10am - 1pm Blackstock Minor Hockey Why Choose BLACKSTOCK for Hockey this year FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 41 For a unique and affordable hockey experience please join us this fall in Blackstock. We run a flexible ability based co-ed house league program. Divisions range from Mite to Midget experience welcome but not required. Power skating lessons available. Our family friendly close knit BMHL encourages fair playequal ice timeand hockey skills without body checking dangers. A great place to play Canadas favourite game for the Fun of Hockey. Blackstock Minor Hockey 905-655-5812 Please see our ad on page 41. For the Love of the Game 41 Port Perry High School Army Cadet Corps 905-260-3299 Check us out on facebook...FunChallengeFriends C A N A D A THE EXPERIENCE Competition Practice Dresses Accessories New Skates Consignment Dress Skate Sales Maureen Dowson 14620 Old Scugog Rd. Blackstock 905-986-0177 Spins Spirals The Skaters Corner Selected Merchandise 25-50 OFF excluding consignment items and new skates The Port Perry location of the Canadian Tai Chi Academy teaches a form of tai chi developed by Moy Lin Shin that focuses on the physical and mental well-being of the student. Our tai chi provides a continuous learning process that works to keep the body strong and flexible and the mind challenged and alert. Regular practice of this soft martial art allows the body to rejuvenate naturally and students may notice a reduction of stress improvement in balance and sleep and increased energy. Many students report a reduction in the effects of arthritis and other chronic illnesses. Tai chi practitioners can also learn lokhupbafa sword and sabre and qigong for health and longevity. For more information call Port Perry Tai Chi Beth 905-985-2062 Please see our ad on page 38. Enhance your Health and Well-being through Regular Practice of Tai Chi Blackstock Skating Club is a non-profit organization approved by Skate Canada. Enjoy a friendly small town atmosphere with emphasis on fun and fitness for our skating families. October to March10 or 20 week sessions. THURSDAYS Stroking500-530150 - level 3 and up - improve edge and stroke development FunSkate- 530-600160 - 10 week sessions only - beginners ages 3 and up CanSkate- 600-650325 - Learn to Skate CanSkate program Spins Spirals and Solos -700-730150 - level 3 and up specific skating elements and solos StarSkate-730-820325 - level 5 and up specific skills dances and solos Blackstock Skating Club Contact blackstockscgmail.comor 289-314-3973 Please see our ad on page 40. Dream Big in a Small Town Atmosphere FALL REGISTRATION YOUTH CURLING IN PORT PERRY Little Rocks 7-12 yrs. Tuesdays at 400 p.m. October 20th until March 2016 Bantams Juniors 13-19 yrs. Mondays 400 p.m. October 19th to March 2016 Qualified instructors on hand Registration Fee 110.00 incl. hst FOR THE SEASON Information 905-985-7972 NOW REGISTER ONLINE............ or bring your child on Monday Sept. 14th or Tuesday Sept. 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. to the Curling Club 483 Bay Street Port Perry C U RLING R OCKS 42 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 Training Sessions Children 5 6 Tuesdays 615-700pm Family Class Tuesdays Sundays 700-830pm Discover Your and Your Childs True Physical Mental Potential Emphasis on Fitness Concentration Co-ordination Self-Defence Confidence Respect. Learn How To Deal With Bullying Frank Murphy 905-985-9167 or Jan Longo 905-985-2295 httptinyurl.comppwkfk Registration September 8th at 630 pm Port Perry Scout Hall 15585 Simcoe St. N. Paxton St. Call for Pre-Registration Information 40th Year Anniversary Special FIRST MONTH IS 40 FOR NEW STUDENTS includes Uniform PORT PERRY WADO KAI FAMILY KARATE The Best Choice 1974-2015 Compare our Rates No Contracts. Classes Start Sept. 8th The Township of Scugog is a proud partner withPort Perry Canadian Tirefor Families. This program helps financially disadvantaged kids in Canada aged 4 - 18 explore a range of sports and recreation options by supporting over 70 different activities. In addition to enabling participation in high profile sports like hockey soccer and swimming Jumpstart also helps kids take dance lessons and martial arts play ringette or take part in any one of several dozen other activities.What kids do is up to them Jumpstart is here to help them do it Applications can now be completed online at If you require additional information you can call 1-844-YES-PLAYor for local assistance please contact Brenda Robinson atbrobinsonscugog.caor905-985-8698 x 100. Jumpstart is proudly supported byPort Perry Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire Port Perry 14325 Simcoe Street Port Perry 905-985-7341 Please see our ad on page 38. Port Perry Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program Kidz packages on quality eyewear Eye Examinations 305 Queen St. 905 985 9388 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 43 44 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 What s Up Scugog Every Saturday until Thanksgiving 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Be sure to come down to Palmer Park at the waterfront and meet and support our local farmers. There is lots to choose from food plants and owers VQA wine and crafts. Port Perry Port Perry United Way 8th Annual BBQ Trike Race Thursday September 10 12 noon - 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this free fun-lled 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 Street between Queen North St. Information 905-985-9399 September 5 - 7 Come celebrate agriculture at the Port Perry Fair this Labour Day weekend. The action starts Saturday September 5 at 12 noon with the opening of the midway. Opening ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m. at the grandstand fol- lowed by the Tractor Pull. On Sunday enjoy the 4-H Shows Beef Cattle Show Holstein Cattle Show the fun family rodeo and new this year the Wild Chuck Wagon races. The ever-popular Demolition Derby takes place at 6 p.m. The entertainment shelter will also be a hive of activity with a variety of musi- cal performances on Sunday. Monday the Heavy Horses will be featured along with an Extreme Rodeo. Dont miss out Midway Beer Tent Exhibits and more Information Celebrate AgricultureCelebrate Agriculture at the Saturday September 12 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday September 13 _ 12 noon - 5 p.m. An OCALA family event. View the 2015 vintage fruits of the orchard and the vineyard before they are picked by guided wagon tour. Learn how to determine when the fruit is ready to pick...and more. A brief winery tour and wine tasting are included. Non alcoholic juice sampling for the children wine tasting is open to those persons 19 years of age or older. No charge. AND 20th Anniversary Celebration Saturday September 19 12 noon - 5pm Join us for a BBQ entertainment and samplings. Location Ocala Winery 971 High Point Rd. Port Perry HARVEST FESTIVAL Country Classic Rock Annual Fundraiser Dance Friday September 18 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. Join us for another great night of camaraderie and communi- ty spirit for helping people in need. Tickets are 20 each and includes great music by DJ Todd Soomre CountryClassic Rock. Cash bar available and lunch will be served. Please consider using Keys to Us Designated Driving Service. Location Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Tickets 20. each are available at Envoy Business Services 1879 Scugog St. or call Jim Doucette at 905-985-4372. Megalore Group Presents Scugog Shores Museum Village presents Friday September 11 730 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Murdermystery evening. The queen was murdered while the king was on a crusade. Explore the Museum Village and solve the crime. You are the detective. Prizes will be awarded. Dont forget to bring a ashlight. Age 16 Location Scugog Shores Museum Village 16210 Island Rd Port Perry Tickets 20 in advance Information Hurry Sells out FAST FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 45 SEPTEMBER LIGHT AND BREEZY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20 SHANNON BUTCHER SINGS Accompanied by Mark Kieswetter on piano and Ross MacIntyre on bass Shannon has established a wide reputation for herself and freely breaks out of the American Songbook to romp through pop songs we will recognize given a new jazzy twist This is a veteran trio of old telepathic friends.. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27 CUBANO TRIO featuring Bill McBirnie ute Trio includes Sean Bellaviti on piano Bill McBirnie ute and Roberto Rivera bass. Bill and Sean Samba Bossa Nova and Salsa. Sean is the leader of the famous Lula All Stars Bill is the worlds Latin utist extraordinaire. The music is effervescent joyous and passionate TH Doors Open 7 p.m. Location Jesters Upstairs Music Charge 15 per person Reservations Call Lynn 289-354-1140 or email at jesters court Saturday September 19 1 - 4 p.m. FREE admission games bouncy castle food and more. All welcome. Hosted by Emmanuel Community Church. Location 1680 Reach St. Port Perry Information 905-985-4441 or email Family FUN FEST 15930 Old Simcoe Street Port Perry across from the fairgrounds 905-982-2211 COMPETITIVE PRICES mr freeze bogo buy 1 get 1 free chocolate bars hersheys cadbury nestls mars nestls real canadian bottled water 500ml September 4-7 Port Perrys 1 Convenience Store Our Staff is the Friendliest Our Store is the Cleanest HOURS Sun 9-7 M T T 8-8 and W F S 8-9 LABOUR DAY WEEKEND BOGO chocolate bars 42-60g bars only Super Sundays 10.00 before applicable taxes excluding lottery tickets cigarettes cigars tobacco items dairy milk bread magazines Arizona beverages and phone gift cards. SUPER DISCOUNT SUNDAYS Sept 13 - Dec. 27 2015 Purchase 10. Get 15 off LOTTO MAX LOTTO 649 We need your support to keep this terminal at this location. pepsi coke canned pop 341ml canadian We carry a variety of new and retro items Cuban cigars Pop Shoppe pop iPhone cases and accessories Elizabeth Clyde Do you have an event coming up you would like to announce in Whats Up Scugog Just submit your information to by the 10th of the month to be published the following month i.e. if you have an October event information must be submitted by September 10. We want to hear from you like to announce in Whats Up Scugog September 10. We want to hear from you The Township of Scugog is hosting their annual golf tournament on Thursday September 24 at Oak Ridge Golf Club. The funds raised go to Scugog Youth Initiatives. For more details on sponsorship opportunities and how to register to golf please contact Lisa Fitton at email or phone 905-985-7346 ext 116. Fore Scugog 15TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 46 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 One of my favourite cities in the world to visit is Cairo Egypt. In fact it is one of the few cities where I could see myself living at least for several years. Full of historical significance this culturally-rich metropolis is the centre of one of the worlds greatest civilizations. The most well-known site is of course the pyramids at Giza which date back more than four and a half thousand years. I can vividly recall the very first time I set eyes on these monolithic landmarks. I was on a flight from Athens to Cairo after spending a week on the Greek mainland submersed in history. The flight was delayed and I landed in Egypts capital around ten at night. The door opened and we were greeted by armed sol- diers who walked us individually from the plane onto the tarmac. They had set up a desk with several soldiers around it looking as passengers deplaned. I was one of the first off and walked up to the heavyset guard who eyed me from top to bottom. I smiled and glanced at the gun bearing guards next to him and decided this would not be a time for levity. I handed him my passport and was told to wait until all the passengers had gone through the checkpoint. Our luggage had been taken from the plane and was piled in a big heap on the tarmac. Next we were instructed to get our bags and board a bus. From there we went through normal immigration and out into the busy streets of Cairo. I was amazed at the hustle and bustle of the city at 1 a.m. I was certain that all 13 million inhabitants were out and about. Donkeys pulling carts crossed where buses and taxis drove while bicycles tried to maneuver a safe passage between the mixes. I hailed a cab and made my way to Giza where I had the pleasure of staying in the 130-year-old Mena House Hotel definitely one of the best properties in Cairo. After a harried 45 minute drive I arrived checked in and headed straight for bed. My biggest and one of the best surprises of my life came the next morning. I woke early and opened the curtains. I stared in disbe- lief and felt a tear well up in my eye. There directly across the street stood the famous Sphinx staring at me as if to welcome me to his city. A bit further stood the three pyramids the largest the tomb of Khufu topped the other two majestically. I wasted no time and headed across the street to a camel compound not to be referred to as a camel-lot so I was told and made a deal to take one of the beasts up close to the giant tombs of the pharaohs. A few minutes The great pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo.The great pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo. CAIRO City of the Pharaohs FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 47 later I was saddled up and ready to go. I learned quickly that camels tend to turn their heads toward you and spit at your legs. Using the reins properly solved that problem but not until I had experienced a true Egyptian baptism. The sheer majesty of the pyramids cannot be fathomed unless you witness it. It took 30000 workers not slaves 20 years to build each tomb. The 3 million blocks of limestone each weigh 2.5 tonnes and were hauled from a quarry near the Nile about 12km away. These labourers laid 800 stones a day working 7 days a week 52 weeks a year. My next stop in Cairo was the Egyptian Museum and its collection of King Tutankhamuns interment antiqui- ties. The treasure was discovered in 1922 and consists of artifacts buried with the young king many of which are made of gold. The mask alone is worth 650 million dollars not accounting for its historical and artistic value. I was pleased to see the other exhibits in the Museum many of which were looted from tombs and temples and have since been returned to their rightful country. Another stop not to be missed is the stepped pyramid of Saqqara. The site is the necropolis or burial ground for the ancient Egyptian capitol of Memphis. There are nearly 20 tombs built by pharaohs most of which are in various stages of restoration. One can easily spend months visiting this beautiful city in one of the most historic countries on earth. Even if it is only for a short time Cairo is a must for anyone with a sense of adventure. Jonathan van Bilsen is a photographer author and columnist and can be followed at The nose of the Sphinx was destroyed by one of Napoleons cannon balls. Columns on Cairos many temples are beautifully decorated with hieroglyphs. 158 Casimir Street Port Perry 905-985-2268 MC TICO 4577532 Rocky Mountaineer 2016 Brochures Now Here Any questions Colleen can help Call her today Pick yours up today at 48 FOCUS - SEPTEMBER 2015 COMMERCIALSPACEFORLEASE Queen Street Port Perry Contact 905 985 2726 I Great Location Parking Rare opportunity to lease 3200 sqft commercial space in this well recognized historic build- ing. It is suited for a variety of businesses and the space could be divided for the right business concept. The access to the rental space is from the back of the building off North Street with its own parking lot and loading zone. Its back to school and here are a few things we ask everyone to consider and respect at this time 1. School busses will be out on the roads once again please use extreme caution as they make frequent stops and starts. 2. Crossing Guards are there to guide children safely across all intersections where they are posted. Please abide by these people for the well-being of the children. 3. Slow down in school zones. Furthermore remember distracted driving is against the law. Put away the cellphones do not be shaving putting on makeup eating etc. Keep our roads and residents safe this fall and always ITS SEPTEMBER . . . A FEW THINGS TO THINK ABOUT More Feet on the Street Dont miss out on your chance to see Arresting Images at the Scugog Shores Museum. This new exhibit is open to the public from September 18 to December 18 2015. Arresting Images is an award-winning travelling exhibition on loan from the Ontario Provincial Police Museum. This exhibit shares with the public a rare collec- tion of historical photographic portraits. It will display 100 mug shots from 1886 - 1908 and features two of the earliest known mug shots 1886 in a public collection in Canada. The Official Exhibit Grand Opening will be on Sunday September 20th from 1 - 4 pm. The Scugog Shores Heritage Centre Archives is located at 1655 Reach St. Port Perry inside the Scugog Arena on the 2nd floor. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Regular admission applies. Please contact us for rates for school programs and group tours at ArrestingImages Remedys RX Port Perry Pharmacy 209 Queen Street Port Perry Forever Friends Bridal Boutique 5 High Street Port Perry West Shore Village 293 Perry Street Port Perry Ocala Winery 971 High Point Road Port Perry Danas Goldsmithing 186 Queen Street Port Perry 5 celebRating years 10 celebRating years 20 celebRating years 20 celebRating years 23 celebRating years MILESTONEStHRee cHeeRS if you are celebrating an anniversary of five years or more please email us at and let us know Operated by Rogers Communications You really can have the best of both worlds with Compton Contact our office today for more on how to get started or bundle your current packages. At Compton we make it easy 905-985-8171 I Same Local Customer Service New Big City Speeds INTRODUCING OUR NEW INTERNET 30 INTERNET 60 PACKAGES Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR 2010 2009 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR 2010 2010 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR 2010 2012 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR 2010 2011 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR 2010 2013 Best Telephone Service Internet Provider See for yourself why we were voted Readers Choice 5 years in a row 1893 Scugog St. Port Perry Proud to be a new Associate Member of PORT PERRY BIA. We have a Winner YOUR NEIGHB O URS OWNED OPERATED B Y Stop by our booth at the Harvest Chili Cook-Off in downtown Port Perry September 20 and find out for yourself. 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