New winery in South Dundas Township

Could Eastern Ontario become the next winery tour location like the Niagara Region or Prince Edward County? It is possible with the opening of a new winery, Stone Crop Acres Winery.

Owner Norene Hyatt-Gervais said she has been working on opening up the new winery for a number of years.

Right now it is just a vineyard and winery, but Hyatt-Gervais said they have plans to make the vineyard into an event location hosting weddings and other events. There is also a house on the lot that can be used as a bed & breakfast.

In the meantime, the winery offers wine tasting, and sales by the glass and bottle (updated July 31, Ed.).

The winery is open from Wednesday until Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday hours are 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. The winery is located in Morrisburg on Smith Road, just north of Highway 401.

Read the full article New winery in South Dundas Township by Alan S. Hale at the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder.

July 31, 2017 at 9:44 am Leave a comment

Cornwall Kinsmen Farmers’ Market

Sundays 11-3 St. Lawrence College 2 St. Lawrence Drive  Kinsmen, Market Farmers, Foodies and Artisans make for a fabulous combination.  Come and support your local farmers’ market every Sunday.

July 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

How Shared Housing Can Help Counter Social Isolation Among Seniors

senior-shared-housingThe term “elder orphan” describes a senior citizen who doesn’t have children, a spouse, or family nearby to help them out. Elder orphans are often socially isolated and at-risk of not having their basic needs met. As the Baby Boomer generation grows older, housing alternatives, such as senior villages, senior cohousing networks, and shared housing units, are emerging as community-focused solutions to the problem of isolation.

While shared housing may be thought of a something young people do, it offers seniors social connection, an informal support system, assistance with tasks, and an opportunity to save money. I spoke with Annamarie Pluhar, shared housing advocate and the author of “Sharing Housing: a Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates,” about the best ways for seniors to find and keep housemates and enjoy sharing their home with someone else.

Read How Shared Housing Can Help Counter Social Isolation Among Seniors by Cat Johnson at Shareable.

July 24, 2017 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Enjoy a summertime horse-drawn wagon ride in Lamoureux Park

Thursday evenings  5 pm to 9 pm, Fridays 2 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays  2 pm to 8 pm during the months of July and August,Enjoy Cornwall’s waterfront with a horse-drawn wagon ride along the beautiful recreational path in Lamoureux Park. This summer, Mocktails and Gentle Giant Stables are partnering to provide residents and visitors with a 20-minute horse-drawn wagon ride along the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall’s waterfront park. Tickets can be purchased at the Mocktails canteen at the splash pad in Lamoureux Park throughout the week. The cost is $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Children two years old and under are free! The pickup and drop off location is between the Cornwall Community Museum and the splash pad. See you in the park!

July 21, 2017 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Food and agriculture development officer hired for Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry

Sarah Chisholm on right.

A local food and agriculture advisory council has just been created, that will aim to improve the agriculture and food economy in Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.

The initiative was co-ordinated by All Things Food and the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area. With a grant from the Eastern Ontario Development Program, the council was able to hire a food and agriculture development officer.

Sarah Chisholm Ryder, who was born and raised in the area, will work for the next 18 months on issues the council finds pressing in the community. Chisholm Ryder formerly worked for Canadian Organic Growers, and has come back home to focus on local food issues.

Chisholm Ryder said she wants to focus on helping SDG consumers understand how they can support local producers and keep money within the community, without wildly changing shopping or consumption habits

Read the full article: Food and agriculture development officer hired for Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry by Rachel Faber at The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder.

July 19, 2017 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

The best way to reduce your personal carbon emissions: don’t be rich

carbon inequality

One of the perennial debates around global warming has to do with the role of individual choices. What responsibilities do individuals have to fight climate change? Are people who advocate for political action on climate change hypocrites if they drive to work, fly to climate conferences, or have three children?

Discussing the role of individual choices in climate change without discussing income inequality is a mug’s game. It smears the responsibility evenly over everyone, when the responsibility ought to be concentrated where the emissions are concentrated: among the wealthy. And the only way to get at the individual consumptive choices of the wealthy, in any meaningful way, is through policy.

So if you’re rich, quit flying so much. But if you’re not, the best thing you can do to reduce carbon emissions is to get involved in politics and policymaking. That’s the only frame for climate mitigation that makes sense.

Read the full article: The best way to reduce your personal carbon emissions: don’t be rich by Dave Roberts at Vox.

July 17, 2017 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Children’s Bike Rally

Saturday July 15, 12:00 – 1:30 Take the “Tour De Lamoureux Park” and complete the 7 stations. Registration 12:00 – 1:00 at the Bandshell. Free and open to all ages!

July 14, 2017 at 11:21 am Leave a comment

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