Show­cas­ing the beauty of Trent Lakes

Town­ship com­mit­tees in­spect mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s prop­er­ties on fall tour

The Peterborough Examiner - - NEWS - Marlys Kerk­man kerk­[email protected]

Mem­bers of the eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and the parks, recre­ation and cul­ture com­mit­tees of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Trent Lakes were on the move Oct. 4.

Un­der the di­rec­tion of Matt Perkins, main­te­nance su­per­vi­sor, the group vis­ited mu­nic­i­pal halls and com­mu­nity cen­tres, ceme­ter­ies, pub­lic beaches, boat launches, and sports com­plexes.

Start­ing at the Buckhorn Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, an in­de­pen­dently-owned and op­er­ated fa­cil­ity, they trav­elled to the mu­nic­i­pal prop­er­ties of Sandy Beach, Lake­hurst Hall and Lake­hurst Ceme­tery. Then they went north to the Cavendish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Mis­sis­sauga Dam Road, Beaver Lake Road, Cold Lake Ac­cess, the boat launch at the sec­ond bridge on Beaver Lake Road, Pen­cil Lake Ac­cess, Sala­coa boat launch, White Lake Beach, Gal­way Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and then back south, stop­ping at No­gie’s Creek Ceme­tery and the mu­nic­i­pal hall. The trav­ellers got a good idea of the town­ship ge­og­ra­phy and the in­fra­struc­ture needed to con­nect us.

At many of the lo­ca­tions the mu­nic­i­pal­ity is re­spon­si­ble for main­te­nance and garbage col­lec­tion.

At Sandy Lake Beach, for ex­am­ple, paths have been cov­ered with wood chips, new ac­ces­si­ble pic­nic ta­bles have been added, and drainage is­sues on the path lead­ing from the park­ing lot to the beach have been ad­dressed. At Lake­hurst Hall, the Cavendish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and the Gal­way Com­mu­nity Cen­tre boards re­port to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity when they have a meet­ing, and needs are made known.

Beaches such as White Lake Beach re­minded many of the tour mem­bers of the beauty of this land that we live in and mo­ti­vated ideas for shar­ing this land with oth­ers.

Buckhorn Wood Carvers

Host carv­ing clubs — Buckhorn Carvers, Cay­geon Carvers and Peter­bor­ough and District Wood­carvers — wel­comed more than 700 peo­ple to the Kawartha Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion on Sept. 14 in Bob­cay­geon. There were birds, wa­ter­fowl, an­i­mals, re­lief sculp­tures, chip carv­ing, car­i­ca­tures and wood burn­ing at all lev­els from novice to ex­pert.

From the Buckhorn Carvers, Gord Black re­ceived first place in open class for his Rooster Fish. In the novice class John Tol­lett placed first with his Rain­bow Trout, Don Moore sec­ond with a Rain­bow Trout and Barb Stra­bac third with yet an­other Rain­bow Trout. Nick Sac­c­i­tiello re­ceived an hon­ourable men­tion in the novice cat­e­gory for his Rain­bow Trout.

Chick’n’ Rib Din­ner

St. Matthew-St. Ai­dan Angli­can Church, 1937 Lake­hurst Rd., Buckhorn, is host­ing a fundrais­ing Chicken and Rib Din­ner on Oct. 21at 5:30 p.m. Pro­ceeds will go toward sup­port­ing the break­fast pro­gram at Buckhorn Pub­lic School, Com­mu­nity Out­reach, and the work of St. Matthew-St. Ai­dan’s Angli­can Church.

The menu will fea­ture chicken, ribs, baked po­tato, cole slaw and din­ner rolls, dessert, cof­fee and tea. There will be live mu­sic dur­ing din­ner and a short auc­tion fol­low­ing. Tick­ets are $25 each by reser­va­tion only at 705657-2572.

Roast Beef Din­ner

Roast beef is on the menu at Lake­hurst Hall on Nov. 2 at 5 p.m., with one sit­ting for $15. There is more. If you are in the pie mar­ket, you can pre­order home­made pies for $10 each. Choose from ap­ple, ap­ple crum­ble, straw­berry rhubarb, blue­berry or straw­berry. Please call Gwen at 705-875-2820 for roast beef din­ner reser­va­tions and to or­der a pie(s).

CLIF­FORD SKARSTEDT EX­AM­INER

Claire Scott, nine, eyes a doll from Kathy’s Kreations Satur­day at the Har­vest Craft Show at the Buckhorn Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

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