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Adopt-A-Barrel 2013
Flower Growing

Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published April 19, 2012

The continuing saga of the robins and my windows... The hawk silhouettes have done their job and almost all the robins have ceased charging my windows and have moved on to other 'more real' rivals in our yard. However we have one very feisty robin who is either the Conan Barbarian of all robins or has become infatuated with the bird silhouette. He will perch for hours on a branch that sits inches away from the silhouette on the window and will just stare at it. Then after a prolonged stare will make a half hearted flutter towards the silhouette. It's either a challenge or a wooing tactic, can't quite figure out which. Verona and its diverse wildlife continues to fascinate.

Frontenac Farmers' Market was humming with activity last Saturday. Maple syrup in all forms and tastes dominated the Lions Hall. It was a tasty, informative treat for young and old alike. One of the highlights was meeting 10 year old Jessica Bayes, who has set up her business beside her mother's booth. Jessica's business, "Flowers by Jessica" creates and sells flower pens. For only $2 a pen, you can buy one of Jessica's creations or design your own pen creation from the colourful array of plastic flowers. Jessica has a loyal following - one regular customer buys pens every week and last year sent a bundle of her purchases to outfit a school in Northern Canada. Jessica hasn't retired off her profits yet, but last year was able to buy her very own Ringette equipment bag from the profits. Jessica is just one of the many vendors who set up at the market each week with their creative products. Drop by the Farmers Market this Saturday, April 21, 9 am to 12 noon, Verona Lions Hall.

Sister by Heart invites us to a Ladies Night Out for "Once upon an Apron" on Monday, April 23. 7 pm to 9 pm. Wear you favourite apron ! The guest speaker will be Grace Vaters and guest singer is Lielo Carlson. Bring a friend for this special evening. Tickets $5 available in advance or at the door. Verona Free Methodist Church For more info call 613-374-1232.

Beverlee Smart and Pampered Chef are holding a " Help Whip Cancer Fundraiser" on Wednesday, May 2. Part of the profits from this evening will go towards Cancer research. Featured speakers at this event will talk on topics such as breast screening, mammograms and proper bra fittings. Draws. Free admission. Call or e-mail before April 27 to reserve a seat. Beverlee Smart 613-374-2888 or Trinity United Church 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm

Once again this summer, Main St. Verona is going to be bursting with blooms. The Verona Community Association has just announced the third Annual Adopt a Barrel Flower Competition. Applications are being accepted from businesses and private residents who would like to adopt a barrel for the summer. Use your green thumb and your imagination to help beautify Verona this summer. Deadline to enter the contest is May 18. For full contest rules see the menu at left.

Debbie Lingen

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Debbie Lingen

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