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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published August 23, 2012

It is that time of year to celebrate the "Stinky Rose". Come early and enjoy Verona's final festival for 2012 on Saturday, September 1. The Verona Lions Garlic Festival's draw is the dozens of varieties of fresh garlic offered by the cream of the garlic growers of Eastern Ontario. Purchase your year's supply along with a wonderful selection of garlic braids, sauces, spreads, all accompanied by tips to help you 'make your garden grow'. The Garlic Festival partners with the Frontenac Farmers Market who will bring farm-fresh corn for sale and tasting, garlic nibbles, jams, preserves, maple syrup, fresh baking, soups, local honey and seasonal produce.

Again this year, the Garlic Festival will satisfy every voracious appetite. The Lions Canteen offers their Egg McLions breakfast menu, as well as a fabulous lunch of Rivendell Golf Course local Beef-on-a-Bun Sandwich, Frontenac Market garlic pork and rabbit sausage, hot dogs and fries and veggie options, all with the optional garlic toppings that we love. The kiddies will be happy at the Children's' Centre with arts and crafts, mini-golf and the popular Verona Cattail Express train rides.

The Garlic Festival hosts the Eastern Ontario Garlic Awards, with prizes for the best single bulb, 12-variety display, educational display and braid. For Awards information, contact Paul Pospisil, Director, at 613.273.5683.

A few spaces are still available for vendors. For information for vendor applications, space details and special needs, contact Wayne Conway at 613.374.3807 or No-fee applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organizations for informational and educational displays. For general Garlic Festival information call John McDougall at 613.374.2516 or The festival will be open rain or shine, outdoors or indoors at the Verona Lions Hall, 4505 Verona Sand Road, Saturday, September 1, 9 am to 2 p.m.

Shorter days and colder nights. Yes, September is almost here. Already parents are shopping for school supplies and the kids are eagerly anticipating new teachers and new classes. September is the startup of clubs and organizations and now is the time to let everyone know when these events begin. The Verona website is a great place to let people know about your events, and to keep up with what's happening in Verona - and it's all free! Log onto to list your events or contact me and I will make sure it goes on the website.

Morganne Edmison is starting units of Brownies and Guides in Verona in September at Prince Charles Public School. Brownies (ages 7-9) will meet on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm till 5:00 pm and Guides (ages 9-11) from 5:30 till 7:30 pm on the same night. During the year the units will be doing many different things to explore our world and to make a difference. Crafts, guests, trips, experiments and camping are a few things they will do to achieve this. There are limited spots available, register now to avoid disappointment. Registration can be made on their website There is also financial assistance available. You can contact Morganne at or call 613-374-1002

Debbie Lingen

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