With the hot days of summer winding down, you may be looking for an activity you can do with the kids that will keep them cool and calm for a moment. Why not try a summertime storytime? School is back in session so, whether you choose to read at home or in class, it is good practice to acclimatize your children to small doses of reading and learning now, to make the transition to classes run smoothly.
Julie recently enjoyed How The Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior, a delightful contemporary read that is perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove. Here is her review:
Beaver Lake could very well be my favourite place to visit in all of Lennox & Addington County. My grandparents lived on North Beaver and I spent a lot of my childhood there. I have many fond memories of my brother and I catching frogs, searching for crayfish, going canoeing, and taking rides in my Pop's old boat.
It had been a while since I had made the trip back to the lake so I took advantage of a sunny afternoon to spend some time out on the water. I loaded my kayak and fishing rod in the truck and off I went.
Although I was born and raised here in Lennox & Addington, I've never really been exposed to the ins and outs of farming, despite all the great agricultural operations in our area.
I've done hay once in my life (which was plenty) and other than help my childhood neighbour get his cows back on the right side of the fence every now and then, I haven't had much exposure to that way of life.
We're pleased to announce that on August 19th, County Council approved the Library's Reopening Plan.
The initial reopening plan has select branches of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries reopening to the public beginning September 1st and will be delivered over several phases:
Phase 1 (Week of September 1st)
• Open Amherstview and Napanee fully to the public for limited hours five days per week
• Bath, Tamworth and Yarker continue to offer curbside pickup, expanded to two shifts/eight hours each per week
On display until December 11, 2020.
This show represents a selection of favourite cartoons as well as the Canadian Community Newspaper Award winners. They have all appeared in the pages of the Napanee Beaver sometime between 2003 and 2020.
While many of these cartoons have been inspired by life in Greater Napanee, they could have been inspired by life in any one of a number of small towns. If you have ever lived in a small town you will undoubtedly recognize situations and characters portrayed here.
New, Semi-Permanent Exhibit On Display.
This long narrow strip of country that we call home has many stories to tell. Shaped through its history, geography, people, towns and industries, this exhibit promotes a feeling of belonging as it introduces you to the significance of Lennox and Addington County.
This historical journey through the County will answer questions about what, where, why, and how the County came to be and explore the diversity ofthe land and life in Lennox and Addington today.
On display now at the Museum.
Sports play an integral part in the character and culture within our communities. “GAME ON!” is collection of light hearted sport stories and memorabilia from local athletes as well as our own museum and archival collections. Whether you swing a bat, shoot a puck, throw a rock, or go for that long distance throw, we are sure the stories will bring a smile to your face and nudge your own memories of sports played and watched throughout your life.
Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to call Lennox & Addington my home.
Given the nature of my job with the County, it's in my best interest to shout from the rooftops about how great life is here. Don't get me wrong, I really do think that we live in a special place. But recently I had a chance to take a step back and experience our County from a visitor's perspective.
It re-affirmed my belief about how good we've got it here in L&A.
Please be advised that County Rd 6 in Amherstview will be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC at the CN Rail crossing for urgent track repairs. These road closures are scheduled on two separate nights as follows:
7:00pm Tuesday August 25 to 7:00am Wednesday Aug 26
7:00pm Friday August 28 to 7:00am Saturday August 29