This is the time of year when all the best works of literary fiction are paid their dues. There are endless awards (and award winners) to choose from so I’ve rounded up some of the most talked-about prizes for you to consider for your next great read.
There are many talented makers here in Lennox & Addington County. Whether you're looking for paintings, wood-carved products, hand-made furniture or unique items restored and re-purposed for new uses, there are items available that suit a variety of tastes.
Marg recently enjoyed The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyon, a "charming, heart wrenching story" that she considers one her favourite books of the year. Here is her review:
Once in a while a special book comes along that tugs at ones heartstrings, The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons was that book for me. This charming, heart wrenching story is one that I came across at just the right time for me and is one I will not soon forget.
The library is offering a special activity for families: holiday book bundles! This is an advent calendar's worth of books packed up so your family can read a book per day until Christmas. Fill out a form on our website indicating your reading preferences and our staff will hand select an assortment of books for your family to enjoy.
Book bundle requests are being accepted until the end of this week, so get yours in today!
To: Business Community
Case counts of COVID-19 are increasing across the province. They are also rising now in our KFL&A region which demands increased vigilance and strengthened sector-specific public health and workplace safety measures.
2020 has been challenging and unpredictable and has been very hard on our business community. Your perseverance, dedication and passion is appreciated now more than ever. On behalf of the County of Lennox & Addington, thank you for all that you do.
We are a strong community with exceptional individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Thank you for your continued trust, patience, and empathy for one another as we work together during the pandemic. I want to share my gratitude for your calm, along with your willingness to support your community and neighbours.
Kristin recently enjoyed The Orphan's Song by Lauren Kate, a new novel that she says is "a gorgeous tale with strong characters and a vivid setting that any fan of historical fiction will devour." Here is her review:
I’m sure we can agree that the news relating to COVID-19 has been overwhelming. This is especially true of the tragic stories coming out of Long Term Care (LTC) and retirement homes across the province. As staff working in LTC, we cannot imagine how isolating and helpless you must feel not being able to visit your loved one at the John M Parrott Centre (JMPC).
This is an unprecedented time in history and we are all in this together.
Remembrance Day ceremonies and events are not immune to COVID-19 and will be different this year. The National Ceremony Committee in Ottawa is discouraging crowds to gather in person, and the Napanee ceremony around the cenotaph at the Courthouse is moving to a streaming platform. Typing those words feels cold and disrespectful but for the service men and women we honour on this day, it’s exactly right. They fought and fight for the safety of Canadians, and we need to do the same.
If you're looking to get festive this holiday season, look no further than Downtown Greater Napanee. Big Bright Light Season - and its 750,000 LED Christmas lights - on now and nightly throughout the holiday season.