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Easter balancing act



Kayla Smith, 4, keeps the egg from hitting the floor during the kids Easter party at MERC Hall in Maitland on Saturday afternoon. Youngsters took part in a range of activities that included an egg hunt as well as crafts, games and snacks. Volunteers with the Maitland Education and Recreation Corporation hosted the event; donations to MERC Hall’s Raise the Roof campaign were accepted. The Maitland facility will serve as the venue for the South Grenville Guild of
Fine Art’s 2014 show on April 25-27.
Tim Ruhnke photo
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Council considers reducing scope of waterfront project
Prescott council is being asked to consider the possibility of retendering the waterfront park construction contract and delaying the start of the project until later this summer or 2015. The projected cost of building the new park between the harbour and Centre Street is higher than the $2 million-and-change that had been estimated last spring.
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Museum study confirms mould, other hazardous substances
A designated substance report commissioned by the Town of Prescott in the fall indicates that lead is present in eight of 10 samples taken at Forwarders’ Museum. Mould, mercury, silica, PCBs and other materials were also identified. The analysis did not include soil in the basement that might be contaminated from the heritage building’s previous use as a dry-cleaning business.
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Students deliver loud message during Day of Silence
Day of Silence participants gather in the agora at South Grenville District High School on Friday afternoon. Ninety students registered for the annual day of action in which they pledge some form of silence vow in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students who are harassed or bullied because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Day of Silence at South Grenville was organized by Connect Youth with the help of the peace, love, unity and respect group.
Tim Ruhnke photo
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Annual Pitch-In Day to clean up Augusta Twp. Saturday


 Augusta's Deputy Clerk Annette Simonian displays one of the new pitch in signs.
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Minor hockey association presents its annual awards
 Paddy Lawless presents the Lise Hubert memorial award to midget convenor Vicki Wright. Absent is the co-recipient, registrar Cindy Kippax. The volunteer honour is presented annually by the South Grenville Minor Hockey Association to current executive members for their volunteer commitment and loyalty to the organization.
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