Published November 5, 2008
Congratulations to north Frontenac Little Theatre and especially to director Danielle Harding for their triumph of the production "Peter Pan".
About seventy kids aged squirt to teen, and a few fine adults strutted their stuff last week in the most delightful kids' show we've seen
in a long time. Some of our Verona youth joined the fun - among them Lauren Clarke-Ross and Jack & Alex Revell.
Mary Lou Quenneville (with lots of help!) stage managed the multitudes of lost children, mermaids, water dancers, pirates
and First Nations children. The First Nations aspect of the story was handled with particular sensitivity and true beauty. Bravo to everyone.
NFLT has even more in store this month. Our own Doug McIntyre is directing Norm Foster's comedy "Opening Night," which runs
Nov. 27-29. Also, auditions for the spring production "A Midsummer Night's Dream" are Nov. 17 and 18 at Sharbot Lake High School.
Here in Verona, we often look south for our culture and entertainment, but a run to Sharbot Lake is only half an hour with far less traffic
and stress. Next time you're looking for an extra-curricular activity for you or your kids, consider the north!
Do you miss the convenience of topping up your gas tank here in the village? Toppers' co-owner Andy Sawany says they're telling
him it'll be three to four weeks before the tank replacements are completed. He says that the need for replacement wasn't a
complete surprise, although the timing was faster than they'd thought it would be. The new fibreglass tanks will be good for twenty
years or more.
Prince Charles P.S. will mark Remembrance Day at the cenotaph on Main Street with a ceremony, wreath laying, and minute of
silence. The students will head from school at 10:30, and we're all welcome to join them in the remembrance.
And while you're in the village, if you're a senior, small child, health care worker or living with bad chest or immune problems,
head over to the Verona Medical Clinic for your flue shot. Nov. 11 from 2-5. You don't have to be a patient at the clinic to take
advantage of this service.
Rural Visions' annual fundraising auction is set for next Friday. Drop in to Central Frontenac Community Services to
check out what's already been donated - including locally crafted medicine cabinet, writing desk and canoe paddles.
If you'd like to contribute something, call CFCS at 376-6477. Otherwise, just go and let Dirk Van der Sluis of Van's
Auction Services entertain you into bidding. Friday Nov 14 at Loughborough P.S. in Sydenham. Doors open at 6:30.
Auction at 7:00
Don't forget the Harrowsmith St. Paul's United Church Craft & Bake sale on There'll be lots of home made items,
and draws on themed baskets. You can get lunch too, in support of the church's Mission & Service program.
Saturday Nov 8th from 9 to 2 p.m.
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