Alliance funded to improve seniors’ fitness

OVCATA members from all over the County met in Cobden for a ride and to announce the Renfrew County Seniors Active Transportation on May 17, 2018.  Photo: submitted The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) will be encouraging Renfrew County seniors to get out cycling and walking, with …

Combermere Craft Cabin prepares for season

Above: Combermere Craft Cabin work party  The Combermere Craft Cabin reopens on May Long Weekend. Craft Cabin Committee members donned rubber gloves and arrived with brooms on May 13 to clear away the winter cobwebs. Shown above from left are:  Standing: Carol Burnett, Jane Corbett, Kristin Marchand, Barb Schaeffer  Seated: …

How to get unstuck

Photo: wikimediacommons.org Readers can enjoy the wry humour of this Valley story, with a twist in the tail. The wind had been howling for hours, the sun peeking out from thick white clouds every now and then. If it weren’t for the wind, it would have been a perfect spring …

Spring Meltdown

Photos submitted To everything there is a season and to each new season often a new set of aches and pains. As a physiotherapist I often see a sudden surge in patients with symptoms attributed to the challenges of the season change … foot pain when non-supportive rain boots are …

Hands on: massage providers explained

Photo: wikimediacommons.org Several people have recently asked me about the difference between certified and registered massage providers. They have also asked if a registered massage therapist (RMT) is required to “report” someone who is doing massage who is not an RMT. I hope the following clarification will help to answer …

MV Horticultural Society thanks Opeongo Seniors Art Group

At the April meeting of the Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society, Eden Guidroz displayed the Society’s sandwich boards and posters which had been produced from paintings by members of the Opeongo Senior Centre Art Group. The posters helped to publicize the Society’s annual Flower and Vegetable Show held each summer. Guidroz …

Bear facts

Rick Stronks addresses Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society Bears are driven by food. That’s the one thing Rick Stronks, Chief Park Naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park, wants members of the Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society to remember from his talk at the April 19 meeting. Stronks explained that Algonquin Park hosts up …

Celebrating stewardship along the Madawaska River

From across the bay, the Andermans are seen arriving at the island (Photo submitted) STEWARDSHIP – “the responsible overseeing and protection of something worth caring for and preserving” www.dictionary.com One fantastic thing about providing canoe outfitting services is experiencing our beautiful lakes and waterways, both personally and vicariously, through the …

Pitch-in to celebrate Earth Day

Recently local residents’ group Carson, Trout, Lepine & Greenan Lakes Association reminded its members that they can celebrate Earth Day 2018 on April 22 by participating in Pitch-In Canada Week. Madawaska Valley Township has provided garbage bags free of charge for residents to pick up garbage along township roads. A …

Into the woods with MV Horticultural Society

Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society takes its members into the woods this spring with talks about trees and bears. Guest speakers at the March and April meetings focus less on cultivation of gardens and more on the bounty in the wilderness that surrounds our properties. On Mar. 15 Robbie Anderman spoke …

Full house as Irish team wins Reunion Cup

Photo: Mark Woermke It was a full house at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre this afternoon as the Irish team played the Kashub team in the Reunion Cup final. The Irish team (above) beat the Kashub team 5-0. Photo: Mark Woermke Irish team captain Brett Madigan receives the Reunion Cup from …

Green thumbs can help MV Food Bank

Photo submitted The Madawaska Valley Food Bank asks local vegetable growers and farmers to plant extras as they start their indoor seedlings over the next few weeks and donate the resultant transplants to the Food Bank. The annual Grow-A-Row program at MV Food Bank is a good way to help their …

Reunion Cup mens 55+ Irish v. Kashub

Photo: Sharon Gardiner Reunion Cup action from this afternoon’s Irish v. Kashub Men’s 55+ game. Shown above, a friendly Irish/Kashub board meeting. FINAL SCORE Kashub 3 Irish 0 Paul Hudder    Photo: Sharon Gardiner Kashub Goalie Paul Hudder had a lot of action in his end, but played an awesome …