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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published July 19, 2012

Verona has a new addition to our post office. Sherry Warren is our new Postmaster. Sherry comes with tons of experience- 28 years in the postal service. She currently resides in Odessa with her husband and three grown sons. She is thrilled to be working in Verona and has found everyone to be very warm and receptive. Drop by and give Sherry a big Verona welcome.

Everything you always wanted to know about the ratsnake will be answered on Thursday, July 26. Tim Wood, Species at Risk Technician with Kemptville MNR will provide a slide show of the "Species at Risk in Frontenac County". He will also bring his favourite gray ratsnake.and provide insight about their features and habitat. Everyone is welcome to this free evening. 7 to 10 pm at the Verona Lions Hall.

The Verona Cattail Festival is getting closer and there are some exciting new events this year. Friday, August 10 will start off with a complimentary evening of music, magic and entertainment. Admission for Friday night is free. All activities on this night will take place inside the Verona Lions Hall. Dinner will be served by the Verona Gospel Assembly from 5 pm to 7pm (by donation) . At 7 pm, magician, Jim Bush will take the stage for an hour of magic and wonder. From 8 pm to 10 pm, the Campfire Boys will entertain with their acoustic guitars singing songs from the 60s to date. An Ice Cream Social starts at 7 pm ( $1 a scoop) with free toppings. What a delicious way to start the festival!

Contests! Don't miss the deadline. Enter by July 25. Kids, why is the environment so important to you? Tell us in either pictures or stories how we can make Verona a better place for our wildlife and plantlife to live and thrive. Use your imagination and enter the Verona Cattail Contests. Cash prizes. For contest rules log onto or contact me at 613-374-2091

New changes in Verona. Bravo Restaurant has undergone a new name, new look and new menu. The restaurant is now called Martha's Place and has undergone new renovations along with the addition of a big screen TV and a cozy fireplace. A new menu accompanies these changes. And Topper's Convenience store is offering an new expanded take out service. They have added a dinner takeout menu to their lunch and breakfast menus.

There will be a Benefit Dance for Steve Smith on Saturday, July 28. Proceeds will go towards Steve and his family. Party with DJ Dave! Silent auction, door prizes, donation jars, games and Cold Buffet. $10 per person (kids under 12 free) 8 1 a.m. Verona Lions Hall. Tickets available at Revell Ford, Cruickshank Construction (Kingston) and at the door. If you cannot attend this event but would like to make a donation, or for ticket information, please contact Jody at 613-539-2259.

Debbie Lingen

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