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Faire Trade

St. John’s Anglican Church herald John Harding spent Saturday afternoon announcing the tea room at the “Court of St. John” during the church’s Medieval Faire. The event included a row of outdoor vendors, plenty of costumes and a rock throwing station.
Dan Savoie photo
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Ten properties added to Heritage Committee Municipal Registration
The Labatt House at 590 George Street in Prescott has been selected to be included on the Municipal Heritage Register, a list of 25 area homes identified as having heritage interest and values. The lot where the home was built was purchased in 1850 and the second owner of the house was Robert P. Labatt, who owned the local Labatt’s Breweries.
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Legion Week continues in Prescott with events through Sunday
Prescott Legion Branch 96 member Ray Martin (left) accepts a Jake’s Gift print from Candy Alexander, First Vice-
President, and Frank Murphy, President, which commemorates the performances of Julia Mackey, who visited Prescott earlier this year for a show at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. The print will be framed and on display in the Legion later this week.
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70 golfers take part in Charlie McFarlane Memorial Golf Tournament
Phil Patterson follows through with a stunning drive as Mike O’Keefe looks on at the annual Charlie McFarlane Golf Tournament last week at the Prescott Golf Club. Seventy golfers and a few supporters turned out for the popular tournament.
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Newly named South Grenville Food Bank still has food for all

Doug Malanka, Bill Sloan, Roger Arcand, Brett Todd and Gord Brown and Bonnie Pidgeon Gommert were on hand to unveil the new South Grenville Food bank logo at the Bottom Line Food Drive at O’Reilly’s Independent Grocer on Saturday.
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King’s Kitchen offers food for the mind, body and soul
Guests are greeted at the King’s Kitchen welcome table.
Joe Martelle photo
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