Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

Previous Verona News Column Issues

Published December 10, 2015

Celebrate Christmas in our great village with all its diverse businesses. Local Family Farms is offering FREE scoops of Kawartha Dairy's Candy Cane Ice Cream from now until they close Christmas Eve. Everyone is welcome, no purchase necessary.

Nicole's Gifts will hold two special events on Friday and Saturday December 11 and 12. Nicole's Gifts will be donating 10% of their evenings sales (from 5 pm to 8 pm) on Friday December 11 to the Prince Charles Public School Parent Council!

Santa Claus will be visiting Nicole's Gifts on Saturday December 12. Bring your children's letters and they can sit on Santa's knee. Pictures will be available for pick up during the week of December 14 (free of charge) Donations of a non-perishable food item for the local food bank would be greatly appreciated.

You can also mail the children's letters to Santa Claus at the Canada Post Outlet in Verona. Santa's postal elves are ready to help Santa answer letters in more than 30 languages, including Braille! Make sure to include your full return address. Santa may know where you live, but his postal elves need this information to deliver your letter! Send the letters soon. Letters must be mailed by December 16 to receive a reply (it's a long way to the North Pole and back!). You don't need a postage stamp to mail your letter to Santa. Santa's address is SANTA CLAUS, NORTH POLE H0H 0H0.

The Frontenac Farmers Market 10th annual Christmas Market will be held on Saturday December 12, from 9 am to 2 pm located in the Prince Charles Public School Gym. PCPS Parent council will offer Breakfast with Santa from 9 am to 11 am.

Stuff the Cruiser! The Ontario Provincial Police are holding a Food Drive to support the Southern Frontenac Community Services Food Bank. The OPP will park a cruiser at Reid's Foodland in Verona on Saturday, December 12 from 10 am to 3 pm. Bring your non- perishable food items and help stuff the cruiser full.

The Verona Lions Club is sponsoring a Christmas Dance to be held on Saturday December 12 from 8 pm to 12 midnight at the Verona Lions Hall. Enjoy a Live Band and an evening lunch. Tickets $$30 per couple at Rona Hardware Store or Asselstine Hardware.

Sing for your supper on Sunday December 13! BellRock Hall is hosting an afternoon of entertainment by the popular local gospel group, Crimson River, followed by a ham and scalloped potato supper. Time: 2pm music. Dinner to follow. Cost $20 Tickets available at Verona Hardware, Asslestine's Hardware, Nicole's Gifts, Food Less Travelled (Family Farms). Sponsored by Chad and Nicole Vancamp of Verona Hardware and Nicole's Gifts

St. Lawrence Collage Employment Service will have an Employment Consultant on site at the Free Methodist Church on Thursday, December 17. Drop by from 10 am to noon for employment consulting, resume writing, career exploration and job search strategies. For more information or to register, visit their website at You can contact the Sharbot Lake Resource Centre at 1099 Garrett Street (613)545-3949 press 3 or email

Debbie Lingen

For more information about Verona, Ontario please contact:
Debbie Lingen

Previous Verona News Column Issues