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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Floral bounty, designs, and speakers at annual show
    from Blanche Freeman and Elsie Grummett won a gift from Patti s Place Fruits and vegetables Carol Lange won a gift from Georgie and Bruce Hutchison Designs Lange won a gift from Bonnie Whitehead and Photography Marion Pfeffer won a gift from Jean Jenssen The president s special was won by first Lange and second Barb Harris Irene Judge offered many tips left by the judge regarding water levels supporting stems and trimming foliage She suggested purchasing Publication 35 from Don Matthews to better understand the restrictions and requirements for entries Guest speaker Cliff Smith of Mount Forest shared his tried tested and true methods of photography with his eye for detail focus and interpretation He outlined the ten key elements to explore to create a memorable photo Visualize the rule of thirds but experiment with balance angles perspectives negative space manual mode and turning the camera Try using a sturdy tripod to achieve a great shot Placing a piece of bristol board behind the subject keeps your photo from merging into a muddled background Choose extreme close ups and shoot a portion of a flower to define its petals Consider creating a mood a feeling not just a photograph All of his photos revealed perfectly his visual concept of the guidelines for photography learned in the classroom at the Ontario College of Arts on the job as a drawer and oil painter and in everyday life in the real world His comments offered a glimpse for anyone trying to capture that perfect snap Simplicity is the essence of good design The beauty of nature always gives us balance all we have to do is look for it Featuring his favourite flower Lady s slippers allows his genius to shine Naming each photo like the waltz of the orchid tells a story One photo was a classic example of the rules Bright red apples clinging to frozen snow covered tree branches alert your senses to the possibility of an early winter The blue sky and blue tinge of the snow adds another dimension and you feel the coolness of the day Yet the eyes wander to the warmth of the rustic farm house in the background The photo lets one s imagination create a whole scenario He offers photo classes and invites enrollment for his newsletter Register at cliff cliffphotographic com or call 519 939 1660 or stop by his studio on the 18th Saugeen Autumn Leaves Studio Tour the weekend before Thanksgiving The meeting in September will feature Clarke Berchard speaking on Myths Magic and Folklore of the Forest September 2 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9733 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Cornerstone donation for Clifford arena
    other teams to play in Clifford That included a program for businesses to offer donations of support to the association Bank manager Marc LeBlanc account manager Karen Dowler and customer service representatives Debbie Richardson and Donna Kuranyi presented the cheque to Wightman A grant program helped community groups intending to host events in the arena or community centre but allowed them to pay the bill with sweat equity Volunteers from those groups worked at the arena after being trained in making French fries burgers and Western sandwiches Wightman said last year 22 000 worth of grants were approved 85 000 overall since the beginning of the program Money for the grants is supplied through sponsorships and profit from the food booth Members of the association believe keeping the arena open helps youth in the community learn hockey and figure skating The next volunteer appreciation evening will be held in October with skating free for everyone July 8 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 Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad Village library celebrates five year anniversary County staff offer helping hand to families in need Sticky situation over use of ice time at Optimist Recreation Centre in Aberfoyle 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9328 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Local foster parents honoured
    foster children to build a family For them the highlight of the evening was when their now adult foster child Jennifer Desrochers spoke of what the family means to her It s not the awards that matter said Susan Moore But when our Jennifer got up to speak and we realized that we ve always stuck by her and she s always stuck by us that s when you realize tonight was a celebration of her success too And that s important Ann and David Clark shared their 15th year honours alongside Sherri MacIntyre and each of them said they love what they do and don t need any special accolades I appreciate the privilege of having cared for all the great children I ve had in my home said MacIntyre It s nice to be recognized added Ann Clark But really it s just what we do and we don t see it as all that different than what anybody else does Her husband Dave agreed This is the place where you hear that you re appreciated and it s good to hear Dave said Brenda and Charlie Albert Lisa Stahlbaum Danika and Jame Brown Lesleigh Hunter and Glenn Martin and Helena Rooyakkers were recognized for ten years of providing foster care Jan and Mike Bayton Philip Brace Jackie Cribb Linda Hepburn Patricia Hotsonyame and Lori McDonnell were recognized for five years of service Also recognized were 17 new foster parents October 21 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

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10152 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - School board has $89-million plan to make room for full day kindergarten students
    37 million The board has offered no specific plans on particular schools but officials anticipate the capital plan will affect the majority of the board s elementary schools Many will undergo changes or renovations to existing school buildings to accommodate the needs of kindergarten students Several new schools will also be built in the next few years This is a good news story for students board chairman Bob Borden said in a press release The need for additional classrooms and the equipment requirements for kindergarten students will require the board to undertake many capital improvements that might not otherwise be possible Community information sessions beginning after Thanksgiving will be held to review the plan and answer questions The schedule for the implementation of the plan including possible boundary reviews will be available on Oct 11 at the board s business operations committee meeting The capital plan is currently posted on the board s website UGDSB officials were not available for comment by press time October 7 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 Rainbow Chorus brings Broadway to Guelph stage Arts council welcomes new executive director Centre Wellington Fusion win Bell Capital Cup international tournament Police see high costs from pocket 9 1 1 calls Farm and Food Care opens for business Military history lectures at citys Civic Museum Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered Animal tracking workshop to be held at

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10032 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Council agrees to rent freeze for nursery school
    is trying to do a good thing with full day kindergarten but it hurts day cares across the province Effectively it takes away from those businesses the older children who are easiest to care for Maieron said Councillor John Brennan asked when the nursery school expects to be in better shape financially Magee told council the nursery school which has one salaried employee and five yearly contracts will try to develop more programs for younger kids She is hopeful things will improve by next year During the next couple of years we will be planning and creating new and more diverse programs relevant to the needs of families within the community she said She suggested a two year lease agreement instead of five if council was hesitant to freeze the rate Council voted unanimously in favour of keeping the lease payment at 16 904 for 2011 2012 and 2013 September 2 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 Rosalinde Baumgartner Unique art Council accepts recommendation of 2 1 million county debenture for Fire Hall Town grants not for profit radio group another loan deadline extension Councillors agree to consider pay equity report in open session Station Street bridge report includes potential of repair Fraud seminar in Erin council chamber Feb 2 Erin wages hiked 3 Chapman concerned current water users will pay cost of proposed free installation Erin yet to pass fortification bylaw OPP

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9724 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - School bus operators remain frustrated by lack of movement by province
    force being created by the ministry is to represent all of the stakeholders They are working to get a chairman We need to make certain the chairman of that task force is impartial Wilkinson said the independent school bus operators have asked Justice Coulter Osborne the former integrity commissioner for Ontario to work on their behalf Osborne has a tremendous reputation and I m delighted to see that he is going to work on their behalf he said McDougall believes it is important that elected officials remain accountable There is a clear disconnect between what is supposed to happen at school boards and what actually does happen she said She felt the day s protest was important because it s been over two months since we ve talked to Wilkinson at the May rally in Arthur At that time Wilkinson said his government would respond and consider a task force and moratorium But since Minister Dombrowsky s announcement we have heard nothing from her office I think this is important given that this is an election year Rural Ontario exists we have voters who live and work here who contribute to their communities and we are going to be voting on Oct 6 McDougall added It boils down to a lack of accountability When we talked to MPP Wilkinson he tells us that this was a school board decision When we talked to Bruce Schieck we are told that he as a trustee didn t have a say or a vote that there was no motion and that school board officials dictated that this was a ministry mandated decision McDougall added No one is taking responsibility and we re caught in between We re a third generation business that has now been displaced because there was no accountability She said moves now will be too late for some businesses I think we are too late for us but our hope and goal is that this policy that has devastated and destabilized the industry will be stopped so that they can take a careful considerate and thoughtful review to measure what the long term consequences are She agreed in the short term the board gained 900 000 and another 2 million by moving to a full tender process What is the long term price that is going to be incurred because you are losing small community businesses who pay taxes contribute to the community It seems to me if Mr McGuinty truly believes that small business is the heart of rural Ontario he should pay particularly close attention to what is going on in rural Ontario McDougall said it has been particularly devastating not just in the Upper Grand District School Board it s provincial She said the impact is more pervasive than Wilkinson might want to admit What has happened to us will happen to others in 2013 when this process is mandated across the province We re trying to ensure what happened to our family business does not happen

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9565 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Nursery school and township reach deal
    old lease agreement with the nursery school Mayor Chris White at the time called that a financial crisis and said both sides should work to an agreeable solution Milne said after several meetings with nursery school officials the township came up with a rent schedule the school could work with and that meets the municipality s needs He added the schedule calls for smaller rent increases every six months until Jan 1 2013 when the rent will be where it should be The rent is to be paid in advance on the first day of each month using the following schedule 500 until the end of this month 750 from July 1 to Dec 31 1 000 from Jan 1 until June 30 of next year 1 276 from July 1 2012 until Dec 31 2012 and 1 321 from Jan 1 2013 until June 30 2013 when the lease expires June 17 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 Arts council welcomes new executive director Council rejects request to waive fees for event Council approves early sweeper purchase Military history lectures at citys Civic Museum Board of healths elected officers Animal tracking workshop to be held at Guelph Arboretum Annual Shop with a Cop event a great success Landowner proposes Rockwood Tim Hortons Living with Less free workshops start Jan 16 Puslinch council concerned residents may foot bill to protect city water supply

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9149 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Local school bus operators allege MPP John Wilkinson abandoned rural routes
    she added the results are the same in area after area It s too late for us now but it s not too late for other small local companies to remain as viable operations She said signs held by those at the protest stated the RFP process equals less competition which equals a monopoly which will equal higher prices in the long run Others placards stated Wilkinson has forgotten his rural roots and rural school bus routes and the Liberal government is no friend to small business Staples said overall the feeling at the event was very supportive and some members of the Arthur Chamber of Commerce came out to offer support Karen Cameron of the Independent School Bus Operators Association said she was pleased with the industry turnout at the day s event at 7am This remains very much an issue she said in a telephone interview with the Advertiser She added independent school bus operators are desperate to get the attention of the provincial government She said while Wilkinson listened to their concerns that was more time than they had been able to get to that point She was thrilled with the 40 to 50 people attending One thing she stressed is that Wilkinson confirmed the school board has accountability Cameron said the school board and its trustees could have raised the alarm bells as the impact of the move became apparent Cameron said many of the businesses being affected started in the 1940s 1950s and 1960s and are operated today by the third and fourth generations of the family She contended rural MPPs like Wilkinson have failed their constituents and the bus industry A year ago when four local bus companies were decimated by a one size fits all procurement process Wilkinson should have been the first to raise the alarm bells Cameron said if he had listened to his constituents he would have learned the industry already was competitive it just looks different when you only have one customer the government It s one thing to be put out of business by your competition It is entirely another to be put out of business by your own government And that is what has happened to as many as 18 school bus companies in Ontario She explained The nature of student transportation is very different from other services the government purchases We don t just work for the government behind the scenes in a cubicle Our companies and the drivers we are trusted to hire are a daily part of families lives across Ontario Sadly in boards where the RFP approach has already been used there has been a mass exodus of experienced drivers who do not want to stick around and work in an environment where the lowest cost bidder wins all of the routes Lesa McDougall of Cook s School Bus Lines noted Our MPP should have been concerned when four rural businesses were wiped out overnight He sacrificed our businesses for political expediency and

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9043 (2016-02-16)
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