Verona Newsby Debbie Lingen
Published October 2, 2014
OPP have launched their Fall Seat Belt Campaign. While getting road users to be 100 per cent compliant with seat belt laws remains a challenging goal, the Ontario Provincial Police sees motorists taking a step in the right direction with 2014 seat belt-related fatalities on track to being the lowest in ten years. I am a firm believer in seatbelts and have firsthand knowledge of the value of them. Years ago I was traveling at night on the 401. I had always been confident that I had total control of the car and would be able to avoid any problems that might arise. A car far ahead of me exited on what she thought was an exit ramp but was actually a truck weigh station exit. She struck an abandoned car. The abandoned car spun out onto the highway, across 3 lanes of traffic. The car ahead of me swerved to avoid it and I struck at full speed. I never saw it coming. I woke the next morning in the hospital and to this day I have no memory of the accident. I survived relatively unscathed, except for a solid line of bruises covering the area where the seatbelt had been. Without the seatbelt I would have been ejected through the window. That seatbelt saved my life.
"A Night Under the Stars: A Tour of the Universe" will be held tonight, Thursday, October 2 at Prince Charles P.S. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Astronomy author Terence Dickinson will reveal the Universe as seen in his own celestial photography. After the talk, Mr. Dickinson will set up a telescope outside for viewing the moon's craters and valleys, plus other celestial sights, (if the weather permits) Terence Dickinson is a world-renowned astronomer and author. He is a member of the Order of Canada and the editor of SkyNews (Canada's national astronomy magazine). He is a former staff astronomer at the McLaughlin Planetarium of the Royal Ontario Museum and the Strasenberg Planetarium of the Rochester Science Center. Through a Parents Reaching Out Grant, the Parent Council is pleased to be able to offer this unique opportunity as a free presentation open to the community. Child care for those under 8 years-old will be offered.
Gentle Hatha Yoga classes will start on Tuesday, October 7, from 3:30 pm to 5 pm at Trinity United Church Hall. (last class December 9) The cost will be $100 for 10 classes, or pay $12 per class. Newcomers are encouraged to drop by to enjoy the benefits of gentle yoga. Beginners welcome. To register or for more info call Tanya at 1-613-273-5693
Verona Diners Club for adults, ages 55 plus, will be held Thursday, October 9. The program provides full-course, catered meals with the flexibility to meet varying dietary needs. For a cost of $11 per person, you will enjoy a mid-day meal and entertainment. Noon at the Verona Lions Club. Reservations are required. Call 613- 376-6477. South Frontenac Community Services
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