Published May 27, 2009
"A Picture of many colors proclaims images of many Thoughts."- Donna A. Favors
Have you noticed anything new as you drive through Verona? Butterflies, goldfinches and flowers have landed on Verona's entrance signs.
Entrance signs help to define how a community thinks of itself .The Verona Community Association wants to expose tourists and residents alike to some of the flavour of Verona. To this end the VCA commissioned 8 pictorial signs, 2 for each of the 4 seasons. These pictorials will illustrate scenes in and around Verona. Donna Larocque is the local artist creating these images. Donna also created the illustrated map of Verona that adorns the front wall on the outside of Kim Perry's Local Family Farms store in Verona.
Verona is coming alive with colour. The VCA planted flowers in the barrels along Main St last week. Thanks to Allyson Dickson and Robin Celeste for volunteering their green thumbs and Terry Morey who will maintain the flowers. Also, thank you to all the resident gardeners who are helping to make the village vibrant and attractive.
Did you know Verona has its own unique postal cancellation? Cameron the Bog Lemming is on our very own cancel. Any letter that you mail is now cancelled at the Verona post office with an image of our mascot. Or, you can make your own distinctive envelope to send. Canada issues many commemorative stamps each month.. Drop by the post office and choose which special stamp to put on an envelope and then have it cancelled with Cameron the Bog Lemming- a fun keepsake for the kids to make for themselves.
There will be a special night of Gospel Music in Hartington this Friday. Music by the Old Hims, the Rennies and Miss Ellie, and Gord Struthers. May 29. Community Church 7pm.
The saying "leaves of 3, leave them be!" is a phrase to teach the children this summer.
On my daily walks with my dog, I have been noticing a growing number of patches of poison ivy springing up on the road sides. One place of note, which gets a lot of walking traffic, is Verona Street. (the road that runs parallel to highway 38 ). The township sprayed the roadside last year but as we all know, poison ivy is tough to get rid of and sure enough, it is back in its full glory. Its springtime red foliage is pretty easy to see but it will turn green later on. Point it out to the kiddies. Warn them not to wander on the sides of the road if they "see the three".
Don't forget to mark your calendars with these two special music events. Dance to the music of "Still Standing" featuring Bill Lansdell. In support of the Frontenac Community Arena Expansion Project. Saturday, June 6 Frontenac Community Arena.
And on Sunday June 14 "Music in the Park" Summer Concert featuring the "Confederation Jazz Band." This concert is a free event,. McMullen Beach. 2 to 4 pm.
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