18 FOCUS - MAY 2018 OAK RIDGES HOSPICE Hike for Hospice Register at OakRidgesHospice.com Join us at the Port Perry Fairgrounds for our 1st annual Hike for Hospice. All funds raised support Oak Ridges Hospice “Building for Compassionate Care” capital campaign. The hike/walk is suitable for all ages and abilities with a choice of 1km, 3km and 5km routes. Registration includes a barbeque lunch. Kids under 18 are free. Port Perry Fairgrounds at 15835 Old Simcoe Road 9:30am to 10:30am Registration 10:30am to 11:30am Hike/Walk 11:30am to 12:30pm Barbecue Register online as an individual or be a team captain and get your organization, friends and family involved too! SUNDAY MAY 6, 2018 Hospice palliative care helps to relieve suffering and improve end-of-life care for all Canadians. oakridgeshospice.com info@oakridgeshospice.com 100% of all funds raised in our community stay in our community! 1918 Scugog Street, Port Perry (beside the causeway) 905-985-2451 • homesteadfna.ca OMESTEAD HFURNITURE & APPLIANCES HARDWOOD & LAMINATE FLOORING • WINDOW COVERINGS HOMESTEAD STAFF PICKS Hi... I’m Jackie and my pick is window coverings! Stop in and ask me about our window covering promotions. @HomesteadFnA THUMBS UP - I just wanted to say thank you to the staff and researcher of Focus on Scugog, for the hard work they did in putting together 10 women who were ‘first’ to break the glass ceiling in their chosen field. (March 2018). I am very honoured to be one of the ten women picked. Thanks again. THUMBS DOWN - to motorists who speed on Lakeview Dr., using it as a short cut from Simcoe St., via Carnegie, to Scugog St. This is a residential street and the speed limit is 50kph. Also why are transport trucks, construction trucks, dump trucks and delivery trucks using this street as a shortcut? THUMBS UP - to our very own grant master, Larry Doble! He has done it again! The Canada Legacy fund is giving the Greenbank Hall $16,500 as part of a $33,000 project to restore Greenbank Hall in preparation for the re-enactment of the first service held at St, Agnes Anglican Church, 150 years ago (September 1868). Way to go Larry! THUMBS DOWN - to the person/s who dropped the newspaper end roll sitting outside what was once Millar’s Market on Queen St., Port Perry to be picked up! This roll has been sitting for months and although it does have a name on it for pick-up, obviously the person has long left town and left an eyesore behind! THUMBS UP - What a pleasant surprise. In these days of being unsure what constitutes sexual abuse, it was nice to receive a surprise greeting from a stranger while in line at Walmart. The young woman walked up and gave a warm hug to all of the checkout clerks, and a couple of customers. When I thanked her for the hug, she simply replied, “thank you for accepting it”. The world would be a better place if we could all hug a stranger with no fear of being charged! THUMBS UP - to the neighbour who was seen collecting discarded beverage cans etc., cast aside over the winter at the north end of Ambleside Drive. This is particularly commendable because the person lives at the opposite end of the street, almost a kilometre away. THUMBS UP - to the man on Sunvalley who brought out his tractor and plowed our driveway after the ice storm when my sister and I were really struggling. My family and I are endlessly grateful! We wish you well! Thank you so much! Do you have a Thumb up or down that you would like to see published? Please submit two or three sentences to a maximum of 125 words to: focus@focusonscugog.com