Lucknow could be country music capital

Some of North America’s biggest country music acts could be invading Lucknow next summer.

The Lucknow Kinsmen unveiled their preliminary plan for a one-day, four-band concert tentatively scheduled for Lucknow next August. The plan is to raise money for a yet-unnamed community project and support the Kinsmen’s long-standing fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis research.


Thirty years of turkey pies

They come for the pies.

Turkey pies to be exact – more than 2,200 were on sale at Saturday’s Kountry Kitchen Bazaar at the Point Clark Community Centre. This year marked the 30th consecutive bazaar and the yearly tradition shows no signs of slowing down.

“It’s the turkey pies that bring people here, but we give great value on everything for your money,” says organizer Jan Kelly. “The vendors and the variety make it a well-known success.”

Kountry Kitchen Bazaar volunteers Marion Donnelly, left, and Sheila Murray hold two of the many pies on sale Saturday morning at the Pine River Community Centre. (Kiel Edge photo)


What local Fall Fair is the most enjoyable?

Ripley
63% (69 votes)
Tiverton
25% (27 votes)
Kincardine
13% (14 votes)
Total votes: 110

Fishing for the big one

Rebecca and Benjamin Moriano from Paisley hope to catch the big one Saturday at the Tiverton Fall Fair. (Peter Braul photo)


Andy Robinson rocking council's boat

Andy Robinson’s presentation to Kincardine council Oct. 1 began with a strict warning from his audience.

Councillor Ken Craig came to the defense of municipal staff and said he wouldn’t take part in the discussion if Robinson continued to slag on Kincardine’s employee. At the last council meeting in September, Robinson had harsh words for CAO John deRosenroll and members of the Kincardine Yacht Club.

“I’d love to work towards a resolution,” Craig said, before Robinson began. “But, I won’t be involved in this if (Robinson’s presentation) involves disparaging words about staff or community volunteers.”


Kincardine council sticks with sidewalk plan near KDSS

Despite objections from neighbourhood residents, a road reconstruction project near KDSS will include sidewalks.

Council voted 6-3 in favour of including sidewalks on Charles, William and South Streets. The municipality also awarded the tender for the reconstruction project to Omega Contracting, at a total cost of $1,820,725.

Kincardine’s public works committee met several times with concerned residents to adjust the plans for the large road project. Special attention was given to minimizing the amount of private property that will be lost to road widening and the safety of residents and high school students alike.


French immersion blooms at Elgin Market

With enough students to fill a pair of classrooms in just its second year, Elgin Market’s French immersion program can be considered nothing if not successful.

“We’re not surprised at all,” says principal Anne Roppel. “At our first information meeting (last year) we had a lot of parents interested in the program.”

The first year of the program began in September, 2007. The school had approximately 25 students enrolled and offered a split class of junior and senior kindergarten.

This year, the first group of students are a year older, allowing for a Senior kindergarten and Grade 1 split class. The school also welcomed 22 new Junior Kindergarten students, bringing the program’s total enrollment to 47.


Park should have proper sign

You might want to check with John deRosenroll regarding the legal name of the park between Harbour and Lambton Streets. This park includes the tennis courts, the public parking area east of the courts, the lawn bowling greens and the area west to the beach. Many people have been referring to this as Tiny Tot Park as it includes a variety of playground equipment on which many young (and some not so young) people enjoy playing. Yes, a service club did provide the equipment for the enjoyment of the children.

As indicated in a recent historical story, Sir Alexander McKenzie and his wife Mabel donated this park to the Town of Kincardine. There were certain conditions, however. This area was to forever remain a park; no commercial establishments were ever to be built; no part of the park was ever to be sold; and the land would forever be called Macpherson Park, after their good friend James A. Macpherson, a lawyer and nine times mayor of Kincardine.


Scaring babies

Do you ever wonder from whence all the e-mails come?

Our service provider removes the "spam" on a regular basis and we try to check it regularly, just in case there is the odd important message.

No one checked it for eight days last week, so I took a look – there were more than 1,050 messages. From the title of the messages, most are trying to con people into buying sex products, cheap prescription drugs, mortgage deals, blah, blah. We’ll receive messages from 15 people in a row with exactly the same title – hardly obvious that the message is some kind of gimmick.

Every once in a while, some sucker must bite and so the e-mails keep coming.

Of those more than 1,000 messages, I opened one. On Sept. 21, a local person reported seeing a one- to two-year-old black bear run into the bush on the east side of Highway 21, across from the gravel access road to the south end of Hunter Street.


Garbage pickers

St. Anthony's students clean up shore line

Bridget, in back, and Lauren Duinering were picking litter off the beach Wednesday evening as part of St. Anthony’s Coastal Clean-up project. The Catholic school holds the event in conjunction with a staff-student-parent barbecue each September. (Josh Howald photo)