Santa re­turns to the dog park for pet photos

Northumberland Today - - NEWS - CE­CILIA NASMITH

COBOURG — Mem­bers of the Cobourg And District Dog Own­ers Group in­vite you to the On­tario Street dog park Satur­day to get a pic­ture of your pooch with Santa.

From 10 a.m. to noon, CADDOG mem­ber Cathy Cope will play the jolly gent in red and, for a do­na­tion, you can give your dog a visit and keep a photo as a sou­venir. All pro­ceeds go to­ward re­pairs and im­prove­ments in the park.

While you’re there, en­joy some cof­fee and hot cider (yes, there will be dog treats for your four-legged friends), as well as a draw for a won­der­ful gift bas­ket from CJ’s Dog Re­sort and Spa.

You might also want to con­sider a mem­ber­ship to CADDOG, which you can pur­chase for $20 per year per fam­ily.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. caddog.org.

NORTHUM­BER­LAND — The folks at Com­mu­nity Care Northum­ber­land are all smiles upon hear­ing the good news from Tim Hor­tons — Septem­ber’s Smile Cookie cam­paign at the Cobourg, Port Hope and Col­borne lo­ca­tions set a lo­cal record, with 27,324 cook­ies sold at nine stores.

Ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Tr­ish Baird has re­ceived a $27,324 cheque for Com­mu­nity Care from own­ers John and Kim Meeussen and Jeri and Ron Joyce.

Each year since 1996, Smile Cook­ies (spe­cially dec­o­rated freshly baked choco­late-chunk treats) are sold for $1 plus tax, with Tim Hor­tons own­ers do­nat­ing the en­tire $1 to a lo­cal char­ity — which was Com­mu­nity Care this year.

The Com­mu­nity Care team worked closely with the Tim Hor­tons team to set the record, Baird said.

“We would also like to ex­tend our sin­cer­est thanks to Jeri and John for se­lect­ing us as this year’s re­cip­i­ent,” she added.

COL­BORNE — The Col­borne Art Gallery in­vites you to to­mor­row’s grand open­ing of its Christ­mas Mar­ket.

With a va­ri­ety of mem­ber artists, the se­lec­tion will be wide-rang­ing — jew­elry, pottery, baby quilts and toys, tea tow­els, quilted bags, home decor, art­work and other thought­ful gifts.

The gallery is lo­cated at 51 King St. E. In Col­borne, and the grand open­ing runs from 7 to 9 p.m. There­after, you can drop in any time dur­ing reg­u­lar hours (noon to 4 p.m. Thurs­days through Sun­days) un­til Dec. 17.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. thecol­born­eart­gallery.ca.

NORTHUM­BER­LAND — Mau­reen Pol­lard re­minds every­one that Nov. 21 will be the first Na­tional Be­reave­ment Day across Canada, and the theme for this in­au­gu­ral year is, “It’s Time to Talk About Grief and Be­reave­ment in Canada.”

Be­reave­ment is the state of hav­ing suf­fered a loss, Mau­reen ex­plained. Grief is a nor­mal and ex­pected re­sponse to any loss. Itf is an ex­pres­sion of love, ex­pe­ri­enced in di­rect re­la­tion to the love and at­tach­ment we feel for the per­son who has died.

At times, peo­ple have tried to ex­plain the griev­ing process by de­scrib­ing stages and phases, but that does not mean grief hap­pens in an or­derly, lin­ear fash­ion. Shock, dis­be­lief, sad­ness, guilt, re­gret, anger, con­fu­sion and dis­or­ga­ni­za­tion come in no special order, so the process ca be dis­or­derly, per­plex­ing, un­pre­dictable and weary­ing. Whether we keep it to our­selves or share our grief with the world, whether the process takes a year or lasts longer — the jour­ney is as unique as each in­di­vid­ual who has been touched by loss.

“When some­one you love has died, be gen­tle with your­self as you ex­pe­ri­ence the feel­ings of loss and go through the tasks of adapt­ing your life to the new re­al­ity,” Mau­reen wrote in her press re­lease.

“Take your time. Seek sup­port from those who un­der­stand. En­gage in ac­tiv­i­ties that bring you small com­forts and ease your pain. Know that, in time, you will find your way to tak­ing plea­sure in life again. A full hu­man life in­volves hold­ing space for both joy and pain, some­times at the very same time.”

Every­one is in­vited to fol­low the con­ver­sa­tion and join in by us­ing #GriefDayCA2017 on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram. COL­BORNE — The hol­i­day sea­son is a time of joy and con­nec­tion with fam­ily for many of us.

Rec­og­niz­ing not every­one is so blessed, the Kim & Sam Team has an­nounced a Gift of Givng Cam­paign that runs through Dec. 22.

The Kim & Sam Team of Royal Her­itage Re­alty in Col­borne have teamed up with Cor­ner­stone Fam­ily Vi­o­lence Pre­ven­tion Cen­tre (for the hol­i­day sea­son and through 2018) to make a dif­fer­ence in Northum­ber­land fam­i­lies’ lives.

In its work of pro­vid­ing sup­port and coun­selling to fam­i­lies deal­ing with vi­o­lence, the folks at Cor­ner­stone have seen what a dif­fi­cult time the hol­i­days can be for a woman and her chi­dren who may not even have a home over the hol­i­days. You can make a big dif­fer­ence with fi­nan­cial do­na­tion of any size or some very needed house­hold items.

Dur­ing the cam­paign, the Kim & Sam Team in­vite you ton drop by the of­fice at 18 King St. In Col­borne to de­liver your house­hold item or fi­nan­cial do­na­tion. They will be match ev­ery fi­nan­cial do­na­tion they re­ceive, and dou­ble the im­pact of the cam­paign.

You can get a list of needed items by call­ing 905-355-5500 or e-mail­ing info@ki­mand­sam.ca.

As well, on Satur­day, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m., Col­borne’s Santa Claus pa­rade will be rolling right by their of­fice. They will be open late that day to ac­cept your Gift of Giv­ing do­na­tion ad of­fer some free hot choco­late.

Around Town ap­pears weekly, and wel­comes your news. If you have in­for­ma­tion of in­ter­est, con­tact Ce­cilia Nasmith at 905-3720131 ext. 314 or at cna­smith@post­media.com or twit­ter.com/NT_c­na­smith.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Mem­bers of the Cobourg Lakeshore Lions are seen at Lau­ria Hyundai in Port Hope with the win­ners of their new-car raf­fle, a fundraiser they hope to make an an­nual event in sup­port of the ser­vice projects they pro­vide to the com­mu­nity. This year's prize was a Hyundai Tuc­son. See from left are Lions pres­i­dent Beth Lazar, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Simp­son of Port Hope who were the win­ners, Bud Lau­ria, and other lions — past pres­i­dent Sylvia Le­feb­vre and mem­bers He­len Scott, Heidi Larisch, Johanna Rag­gers, Ber­nice Stan­ley and Dawn King.

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