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Prescott’s Silver Belle!


Alaine Chartrand of Prescott reacts to her personal best score in the long program at the 2015 Canadian Figure Skating Championships with her coaches, Leonid Birinberg and Michelle Lee, at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston Saturday. Chartrand won the long program, giving her a silver medal and a spot on the Canadian national team for next month’s Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in South Korea and for the World Figure Skating Championships in March.
Stephan Potopnyk photo
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Thompson joins Prescott Journal staff as reporter
Eric Thompson hopes you think he is contemplating something deep or pensive, but he is actually picking his fantasy football line-up.
Eric Thompson photo
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Zumba for Lilly
Zumba instructor Jamie Farfan hams it up with Laura Bryce onstage at the Prescott Fire Hall Saturday. Over 135 attended the “Zumba for Lily” event organized by Bryce to support the ongoing medical costs associated with the Spencerville toddlers upcoming kidney transplant.
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Volunteer Centre 4th annual Dancing Stars of Leeds-Grenville

Dancing Stars of Leeds Grenville 2015 representatives Austin DeLuis, Elsie Van Rooi, Leigh Bursey and Wendy Galloway were on hand for the Launch Party hosted at the Keystorm Pub in Brockville on Friday, January 23.
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J.P. Wiser and Herb Caldwell first on our list of the Prescott Journal’s 125


(Top picture) Herb Caldwell, right, poses with his son, Geoffrey, and the Hoourable Prime Minister John Diefenbaker during a duck hunt in 1953.

(Bottom picture) J.P. Wiser drove the Prescott economy through the early years of the Prescott Journal, which began publishing in its current format in 1890.
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Hat trick for Smith as Flyers win penalty-filled affair Westport
Prescott forward Devon Degray celebrates one of the Flyers’ first period goals over the Gananoque at the Leo Boivin Saturday night. The Flyers defeated the visiting Islanders by a score of 5-0.
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