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  • The Wellington Advertiser - New trail along Radial Line Trail
    Trail off road for 1 5 km Bring water and bug protection This is a Tortoise and Hare hike with a 2 5 hour hike for faster walkers and an easy 45 minute walk for those wishing a shorter hike length The hikes begin after a short 2pm opening ceremony Meet at Sideroad 25 just before 25 Hwy junction at the newly installed stile There is lots of parking on the side of Sideroad 25 with good sight lines There is also a Guelph meeting point for folks wishing to carpool to the start point of the hike Please meet at Guelph s covered bridge by 1 15pm and car pooling will be arranged For more details contact John Fisher 519 853 1719 June 1 2012 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Neil Simons The Dinner Party coming in February Local authors research highlights family heritage in village of Limehouse Lion in Winter will run this fall at area theatre Acton fall fair a winner this year Closing a chapter in towns history New theatre troupe aimed at area youth Chong was an easy winner with big percentage of popular vote Author shares family history through books Dancing to support Lyme Disease Peter Appleyard s A Team in Acton Pulitzer winning drama takes the stage Acton rail service to Toronto starts Jan 7 Addressing trauma in early life focus of Acton presentation Local air

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=12412 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Wellington Junior Farmers play host to clubs provincial Sing Swing event in Clifford
    design baking and crafts I hope everyone has a good time van der Meulen said They get to see different things and what everyone s talents are in the province Richard Wilding a beef and sheep farmer and Dylan Bowen a mechanical engineer both from of Wales have spent two weeks billeting with Junior Farmer families in Huron County Kawartha Lakes and in Moorefield The people have been great said Bowen The hospitality is incredible Wilding agrees but says his impression of Canada having travelled through three different regions of Ontario is that Canada is large wide and long It s huge Van der Meulen explained that Junior Farmers is for people aged 15 to 29 years who have an interest in community and agriculture though do not necessarily have to be farmers She hopes events like these will continue to see the organization grow We have a lot of new members and we hope they ll encourage other people to join Van der Meulen believes this event s high turn out indicates a strong future for Junior Farmer clubs across the province We do a lot of community work and make a lot of friends and contacts in the province Wherever we go in Ontario we usually know someone and that s a great feeling December 9 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Village library celebrates five year anniversary Wellington Junior Farmers

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10581 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - District annual meeting provided many planting, growing, decorating tips
    Saturday convention for 2012 in Niagara and the Garden Show at the International Centre in April 2012 Judge Fran Farrell of Ripley chose Clara Bauman s Autumn s Glory design for judge s choice She commented on the excellent quality and selection of every entry offering praise and suggestions Watch for damage to the foliage paying particular attention to grooming and conditioning Show convenor Jane McDonald listed the prize winners noting 53 entries with Clifford being well represented by Carol Lange Eleanor Litt and Jean Yenssen This is the first time she recalled having at least three entries in each category Barb Harris and the women in the kitchen kept platters of apple sauce muffins molasses muffins pumpkin muffins and cheese readily available in the morning until serving a luncheon of lasagna salad pumpkin pie apple pie and fruit salad With the arrival of Trish Symons the power point presentation was readied for guest speaker Paul Zammit His resume reads like a Who s Who of the gardening world He believes in Gardening All Four Seasons and showed convincing pictures for his argument to plan and plant for all them His enthusiasm excitement and charismatic nature is evident in every word and action regarding gardening He instills a spirit of national pride as he explores the landscape of a northern climate During the winter he envisions a world of sparkle and shine for the garden and countryside Imagine the beautiful potential of seed heads topped with a light dusting of fresh fallen powdery snow He encourages people to know their soil to promote a healthy robust harvest Compost leaves and spread them over the garden During a warm spring rainfall stop and listen for the symphony of worms as they pull the nutrients from the mulch into the soil Commanding plants to grow on cue is not realistic as plants respond to nature not the calendar date Create pockets of plants and photograph them every ten days to follow their magical transformation He listed his favourite flowers for their foliage bloom size or scent He passed some pieces of aromatic basil about the room He cited the workhorse plants that refuse to disappoint and the array of incredible succulents Celebrate the summer season with a burst of tropical colours Create a paradise attractive to bees butterflies and hummingbirds In the longer days of autumn he is thrilled to find pumpkins of all textures and colours the wartier and more bizarre the better with all their lumps and bumps Fall presents an opportunity to experience the brilliant lights of Swiss chard and not just mums Let ornamental grasses sway in the breeze and leave seed heads to experience the winds of change Trees in all their glory need to bend and sway to the elements Burlap wrapped trees will remain one of Paul s pet peeves Reflect on the diversity of the seasons be one with nature listen learn and do not put a garden to bed You can reach Zammit

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10408 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - A wine and cheese welcome to community
    Minto business and economic development manager Belinda Wick Graham thanked Hutchison and Senek for their initiative and for hosting the event Minto councillor Ron Elliott shared memories of Clifford pitcher Reggie Walls and congratulated the community on the dedicated volunteers who form the heart of a community Hutchison thanked the businesses for contributing to the welcome packages She introduced Carrick Wines entrepreneur Gary Fischer a relative newcomer himself to the business of growing grapes and creating award winning wines and cider His wife and children live on a farm between Mildmay and Walkerton Fischer shared stories of growing experimental varieties of grapes to finding hearty breeds resistant to disease insects and the cold Fischer invites people to tour his farm meet his sheep and sheep dog visit the warehouse see the production facilities and sample the fruit of the vine in the century home wine cellar Contact him at www carrickwines ca or info carrickwines ca The event was sponsored by the Clifford downtown revitalization committee November 18 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Village library celebrates five year anniversary Wellington Junior Farmers play host to clubs provincial Sing Swing event in Clifford District annual meeting provided many planting growing decorating tips A wine and cheese welcome to community Clifford bank wins food drive challenge Diabetic group hears how clients learn coping skills from vision loss Family and friends celebrate Ruby Bells 96th

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10371 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Clifford bank wins food drive challenge
    food banks The goal was to see which RBC employees could collect the most food items from Oct 1 to 21 The winner would collect 100 for the food bank as well as the food contribution Clifford Harriston and Listowel staff accepted the challenge with the Clifford branch winning with a total of 284 items collected Dowler along with Clifford RBC customer service representatives Debbie Richardson Donna Kuranyi and Patricia Von Westerholt was grateful for the generosity of the public who saw the Fill er Up signs and added to the challenge Christmas hampers are being readied for family holiday celebrations The Clifford Food Bank is collecting food money and new toys as part of its seasonal donations For more information contact the Clifford Food Bank at 519 327 8588 November 4 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Village library celebrates five year anniversary Wellington Junior Farmers play host to clubs provincial Sing Swing event in Clifford District annual meeting provided many planting growing decorating tips A wine and cheese welcome to community Clifford bank wins food drive challenge Diabetic group hears how clients learn coping skills from vision loss Family and friends celebrate Ruby Bells 96th Cliffords Heels for Hospitals had big increase Talented musician does 90 years in fine style Great White North ice road truckers Floral bounty designs and speakers at annual show Cornerstone donation for Clifford arena Flower show

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10243 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Diabetic group hears how clients learn coping skills from vision loss
    large keyboard Zoomtext on her computer large dice large playing cards lighted magnifying glass talking watch talking clothing colour reader talking alarm clock talking bathroom scale and her talking glucose metre and white cane are all a part of her world Dietrich and her travelling companion benefit from half price or free fares while travelling by air train or bus or attending theatre She suggests it would be helpful if people identify themselves when they address a person of limited sight so they do not have to guess who is speaking by their voice or shape of your body She loves to dance listen to music and said after a trip to the Brantford school for the deaf and blind she could not imagine being deaf She judges people by their personality and not their appearance Dorothy De Jong of Dundalk won the door prize of a Maytag Meals for Good Health cook book Shirley Murray was thanked for preparing the cheese crackers and grapes Van Ankum named each volunteer grateful for their weeks and 35 years of commitment and enthusiasm to maintaining the Branch The meeting was sponsored by the North Perth North Wellington Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association located at 94 B Elora St S in Harriston For more information call 519 338 3181 or email npnw diabetes ca In other meeting business reports were given regarding membership assistance programs save a tape programs and the coming soup and sandwich luncheon at the local Legion Van Ankum made a plea for canvassers to help in Clifford to raise funds and awareness for the Diabetes Association Call Bonnie Whitehead at 519 327 8612 or the Diabetes Information Centre 519 338 3181 to canvass this year The association always relies on canvassers but could always benefit from more volunteers

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10174 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Over 200 attend Aberfoyle library opening
    is the envy of Ontario and maybe the whole Commonwealth Puslinch Mayor Dennis Lever thanked everyone involved It s taken a long time for this vision He noted the building will contain a high speed internet connection that will be particularly useful in a community where there are places without that service He also noted service will improve In the old building services was 24 hours a week and you had to know which days it was open Now service is available 45 hours a week and the library is open every day except Sunday Local residents can access a wealth of information instantly through state of the art equipment and high speed Internet access Lever said Wellington Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott was one of several speakers who acknowledged former Puslinch Mayor Brad Whitcombe who headed the county library committee for years oversaw the building of many new libraries and got the Aberfoyle building started Arnott said the building will give residents a portal to the world through their community Betty Anderson the president of the township historical society said the group formed in 1980 and its collection was a filing cabinet in the old library Then as the collection grew the group shared space with the OPP Now she said it has space in the new building and members are very grateful that Whitcombe promoted that usage from the beginning when the library came onto the county s schedule Architect Lloyd Grinham said he hopes the building lasts as long as the Carnegie libraries in Wellington County have endured Most of them are nearing a century old Matt Potsma of buildings TRP Construction General Contractors said the building is something TRP is proud to be part of After the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting everyone was invited inside to marvel at the 5 000 square feet of space and the increased collection that is now available to them The branch also meets energy efficient building requirements and has sustainable building features that reduce overall energy consumption The branch is completely accessible and includes a multi purpose room available for public rental the meeting space for the Puslinch Historical Society public computer terminals and is equipped with wireless Internet access A gas fireplace provides a pleasant reading environment The county s barrier free accessibility standards ensure that every resident can access the library said Mackenzie The new Puslinch Library branch has assistive technology automatic doors and accessible washrooms and parking County Chief Librarian Murray McCabe added The Puslinch library branch offers a wealth of electronic and print resources that will meet the educational and recreational needs of this vibrant community Staff look forward to assisting both new and long time library patrons from this modern and very beautiful community facility September 23 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9919 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Talented musician does 90 years in fine style
    for her friends Doris and Len Hefkey back in 1944 In 1974 she accepted a position as organist at the Grace United Church in Hanover After 29 years she finally retired Eckenswiller is a member of Clifford s Golden Girls Last year along with long time friend Marion Sangster she created over 100 knitted Teddy bears No two are alike in colour and costume choices Those were handed out to needy Haitian children by Thelma Arnott and Dianne Buchanan so Eckenswiller is creating more to send for the next trip Irma feels blessed with good health great friends and is happily situated at her new home at Jamesway She was born and raised in Clifford helped at the family business taught piano to countless youth enjoys the cultural and social aspects of the theatre creates Teddy bears and has enriched the lives of many with her talents charm and grace Ninety years of living filled with friends fashion and music makes Eckenswiller one of Clifford s most beautiful and endearing people September 16 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Village library celebrates five year anniversary Horticultural Society held festive Christmas party awards night Wellington Junior Farmers play host to clubs provincial Sing Swing event in Clifford District annual meeting provided many planting growing decorating tips A wine and cheese welcome to community Clifford bank wins food drive challenge Diabetic group hears how clients

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9877 (2016-02-16)
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