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Published September 3, 2008

Congratulations to all the Verona Lions on another successful Garlic Fest - in particular to organizers Ken & Linda Willis and John McDougall. The grounds were full of happy folks from far and near who'd come for the garlic, the Farmers Market, the entertainment, and the general fun. Events like these bring people from all over the county and beyond to our vibrant village.

Group Commissioner Harold Dalmas sends us word that Scouts Canada, 1st Verona Registration is next Monday. As of now there are Beavers (Monday nights 6:45 - 7:45) Cubs (Mondays 6:30-8:00) and Scouts (Tuesdays 7-9) all at Prince Charles PS. "Although we currently do not have a Venturer company active in South Frontenac," says Harold, "we do have youth in Scouts who are, or soon will be, old enough to be involved and would like to promote the program again." This program is for young men and women 14-17 who are part of local groups, but who also join with neighbouring communities in their own challenging activities. Registration for Beavers, Cubs & Scouts is Monday Sept. 8 from 6:30-7:30 at Trinity United Church. You can find out more about Venturers then too. Contact Harold at 372-2050 for more information.

Guides are starting up too. Longtime Guider Marni Pedersen says Verona registration is Tuesday, September 9th, from 7 to 8 p.m at the Trinity United Church and Harrowsmith registration is Monday, Sept. 8 from 7-8 at St. Paul's United Church. For information call Marni at 374-9929.

It's not too late to make an appointment to donate blood on Monday. (You don't HAVE to make an appointment, but it's more convenient for you and for the wonderful nurses and personnel at the clinic if you do. This clinic is hoping to attract a record number of new donors. Join the people who save lives. Community Blood Donor Clinic Monday, Sept. 8th, 2008 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm Verona Lions Hall. Call 1 888 236-6283 to book advance time.

Welcome to all the staff at Prince Charles new and returning. New staff are Principal Frank Girard, lately of Sharbot Lake PS; VP Alison Fraser, last at Frontenac PS; Allison Sagriff, JK; Katie O'Brien, Gr. 3; Lisa Cousins, gr. 2; and Educational Assistant Judy Conway. Both Mr. Girard and secretary Karen Snider enthused that Tuesday was a "great day" (actually, the principal upgraded his description to "fabulous"). "I love the first day of school," grinned Karen. On the way out of school we checked in with a smiling Niki Gowdy, whose bus had just broken down in the parking lot. Mike Coulter was on the way over with a replacement, so the kids would be getting home in reasonable time - albeit a bit late - but they all seemed pretty cool with the turn of events. Ah September.

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