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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published January 14, 2010

January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior
striding a shadowy steed of snow
- Edgar Fawcett

This is the month that tries to keep me indoors., Thankfully there are lots of groups and organizations that continue their activities in this brutal month and tempt us to brave the cold and venture forth.

First off , kudos to the students of Prince Charles Public School. In spite of winter they have remained active and continue their "Walk to Whistler" challenge. Of all the groups who are participating in this challenge PCPS is at the top of the leader board. As of January 11, they have walked a total of 5,118,156 steps for a distance of 3,877.4 km. You can track their progress on the website The Canadian map on that site shows our PCPS team walking in Alberta. Just 1 million steps to go.

Welcome back, Chris Chanook, fourth grade teacher at Prince Charles Public School. Chris was on a 1-year Teacher Exchange program in Australia. I am sure he has a lot of interesting stories for us from the "Land Down Under".

Don't miss out on conversation and breakfast at the "Winter Weekend Wake-up Breakfast" this Saturday, January 16th. A breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, fried potatoes and beverage for only $ 5.00 will be served from 9 am to 11 am. Trinity United Church, Verona.

A safe food-handling course will be held at the Verona Lions Club on Saturday January 16. The KFL&A Public Health Service is offering the seven-hour Safe Food Service Training Seminar for food service personnel. Registration is $35.00 and includes lunch. There will be a 50-question, multiple-choice examination at the end of the day. Everyone who scores at least 70 percent on this test will be awarded a provincially recognized Food Service Certificate. To register call: 613-374-3807 or e-mail

Come cheer the Frontenac Flyers Junior C hockey team at the Frontenac Arena. January 17th. 7 pm. The visiting team is the Picton Pirates.

The Quilting Group meets January 20 at Trinity United Church in Verona from 9am till noon. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to join, whether a seasoned quilter or a beginner. They have lots of patterns and ideas and there are always people to help with advice. For more information call Ann McDougall at 613 374-2516.

Play euchre. Lunch is at noon, euchre at 1 pm. Cash prizes and lunch all included for $2.00. Bellrock Community Centre. January 21st For more information call 613-374-5426

Dog Tags for this year 2010 are available at $12.00 ea. until April 30th, after that date the price will increase to $25.00 each. All dogs over the age of 2 months must have a dog tag. You can purchase your dog tag at Rona Hardware in Verona.

Frontenac Soccer Association Celebration and Annual General Meeting will be held Thursday, January 21 at 7 pm at the Sydenham Legion. All players, parents and community welcome. For more information contact Tracy Holland, 613-376-3834.

Debbie Lingen

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