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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published April 1, 2010

As I sit in front of my computer, reading all the e-mails submitted to me, and preparing to write this week's column, I wonder as I often do. "What would Inie think?" So much has happened in Verona over the past year. Verona now has music concerts in the park. The Lion's club has built a new outdoor pavilion. The festival has been branded and is now the Verona Cattail Festival. So much excitement and positive changes in this little village of ours. Inie Platenius moved here thirty years ago and quickly became one of the driving forces who built the foundation to make all these things possible. She was the heart and soul of Verona. Inie was passionately involved in the Verona Lions Club, the Verona Festival and the Verona Community Association. She wore many hats as a writer, actor, community leader and friend. It was March 30th, 2009 when we lost Inie and as spring arrives, let's remember Inie and pay tribute to the extraordinary woman that she was. And in the end, I know what Inie would think. She would be so darn proud.

April is lining up with some great events. There will "Easter Fun" at the Farmers Market this Saturday April 3rd. K's Klubhouse has some great ideas for kids. Pin the egg on the basket and Easter Pictionary to name a couple. The favorite event will be the Easter Bunny Beauty Contest. The kids can create and have fun while you shop. Visit the market for some "Easter Fun". Lion's Club Hall. Sand Road, Verona. 9 am to noon.

There will be a Nature Talk by South Frontenac Natural Environment Committee. Topic for the evening will be "Conservation of Reptiles & Amphibians in Ontario" presented by Matt Ellerbeck & Evan Hall. Live animal species (non-native) will be special guests. Wed. April 14th, 7-9 pm. Trinity United Church, Verona. For more info call 613-353-8338 or e-mail

Pancake Breakfast hosted by 1st Verona Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts will be held on Good Friday, April 2, at Trinity United Church from 08:00 to 11:00. All you can eat pancakes with sausage and juice, tea and coffee served by our youth members. The cost is $6.00 per person 12 and older, and $3.00 for under 12 years of age, pre-schoolers free. Family rate of $20.00.

Exciting news in Bell Rock. Bell Rock Community Hall Association are hosting the "Kingston Ceili Band" at the Bell Rock Hall on Sat. April 17th, 7-10. Tickets $10, available at Local Family Farms, Toppers, and the Verona Hardware. For more information call Kevin at 545-5165. At the same time they will be unveiling the new signs for the village. Bell Rock hopes to be the best signed village in Ontario.

South Frontenac Natural Environment Committee will be having their Annual Tree Sale on Saturday May 1st. The cost is $1.50 per tree for 12 to 16 inch 3-year-old bare-root stocks. Advance orders for 10 or more trees only. Smaller quantities will be available on a first come basis on the day of sale. For more info call at 613-374-2742 or e-mail

Debbie Lingen

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