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And the Winner is….

Last evening, at the sold out Cherry Valley Women’s Institute’s Ham Supper, the Athol Receration Committee member Glen Wallis and our Athol Ward Councillor Sam Branderhorst were thrilled to award Dini Kempenaar-Terpstra with the Phil Dodd’s award in recognition of her volunteer service to the community of Athol. Way to go Dini! We thank you and applaud all your hardwork. Dini has been active with the Cherry Vallery Women’s Institute for many, many years and has worked to raise money to support many initiatives in our community.


The late Philip Dodds, nicknamed by those who knew him as ‘Mr. Prince Edward’, joined the Picton Gazette at the age of 18 as a reporter in 1924 and retired as the editor of the paper 42 years later. He was an active supporter of service clubs, events and organizations and is well-known for his promotions of the Picton Fair for more than 20 years.

He is also the editor of the book Athol, Stories of a Township and its People During the Past 132 Years. The book is an invaluable account of local Athol history available for all to read at the library in Picton. He is buried in the Cherry Valley cemetery.

The Phil Dodd’s award is awarded each year to a person who goes above and beyond in supporting and volunteering in their community.

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We’re back………

After a long hiatus due to the pandemic and retiring members the Athol Recreation Committee is back up and running and will be working togehter to bring back some old events and some new ones to our community hall.

Here is our new Athol Recreation Committee:

Left to Right. Glen Wallis(Past Chair), Jeremy Larter, Nancy Cherwinka (Secretary), Alison Kelly (Chair), Robin Snip (Vice Chair), Stephanie Malka (Treasurer), Sam Branderhorst (Athol Councillor),Ramesh Pooran and Susan Wallis (not pictured).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank previous members Gavin North, Barb Wyatt, Bonnie Robson, Janet Davies and Braydon Scully for their support over the years.

Want to get involved??? Reach out to our Chair Alison Kelly alison.s.currie@gmail.com or any of the Committee members.

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There will be no yoga classes today as the County has closed all halls due tot he holiday.

Classes will resume on Thursday.

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We were notified very late that the hall is closed today. There will be no Family Yoga and no regluar evening Yoga class today. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please direct any comments to the County Municipal office.

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Free Family Day Yoga!

Serendipity yoga is offering a FREE yoga class on Family Day, February 21st at 10 am.

Limited to children 12 and up. Singles welcome. Open to all.

Children 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your own mats.

Proof of Vacination required along with photo ID. Driver’s Licence or Health Card. This applies to all attendees.

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Hi Everyone.

We would like to announce that Janice & Jeff from Serendipity Yoga will be back at the hall Mondays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 pm.

The first class will be this Thursday February 3rd at 5:30.

Please bring your own mats, pillows etc.

Capacity limit is capped at 9 persons + instructor = 10

Masks required and Vaccine Passport required with Government Issued ID to be presented at every class.

$10 per class

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Puzzle Exchange

Attention all puzzlers out there. There is local online Puzzle Exchange group on Facebook that we would like to share with you. It was created a year ago by our Vice Chair, Susan Wallis and has 54 members to date. Just ask to join in the link below and you can exchange your puzzles with others. It’s the perfect time of year to gather around the table for a fun challenge.


Happy New Year from the friendly folks of the Athol Recreation Centre!

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NOTICE: Recreation facilities and town halls closed in response to rising COVID-19 cases
The County is closing all indoor recreation facilities and town halls effective Tuesday, December 21, in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region.
The municipality will reevaluate the closures and provide an update to the public early in January 2022.
The Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street) will remain open for vaccine clinics and COVID-19 testing. Vaccine appointments must be booked in advance through the Ontario’s booking portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1.833.943.3900.
The COVID-19 assessment centre operates Monday to Friday, 1-4 pm. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 613.813.6864. On Saturday and Sunday, messages may be left to arrange an appointment the following week. Those requiring weekend testing may call 613.961.5544 or go online to arrange testing at the Belleville and Trenton assessment centres.
Municipal offices at the Edward Building and the Picton fire station (8 McDonald Drive) will remain open to the public with reduced hours. To limit contact and ensure the safety of both the public and staff, the County urges the public to access services online whenever possible. Visit the County website for more information or call Customer Service for assistance at 613.476.2148 extension 1023 or 613.962.9108 extension 1023. Garbage bag tags can be purchased at a number of locations in the community.
Updated municipal office hours are:Tuesday, December 21, Wednesday, December 22, and Thursday, December 23
9 am – 3 pm.Friday, December 24, Monday, December 27, Tuesday, December 28
Closed for holidaysWednesday, December 29, Thursday, December 30
9 am – 3 pm.Friday, December 31, Monday, January 3
Closed for holidaysTuesday, January 4 onward
Open 9 am – 3 pm  The Clerk’s Office will continue to offer urgent services by appointment only. Contact clerks@pecounty.on.ca or call 613.476.2148 extension 1020 to make an appointment.
In-person book browsing and computer use is still available at the Prince Edward County Public Library. For your convenience, curbside service is available at all branches. Visit the Library website for more information.
County Council meetings will be held virtually beginning on Tuesday, January 11. The public can watch Council, Committee of the Whole, and Planning Committee meetings live on the County’s YouTube channel. Members of the public who want to make a deputation or provide a comment as an audience member can do so through Zoom. Email the Clerk’s Office at clerks@pecounty.on.ca for more information.
For more information call 613.476.2148 extension 1023 or 613.962.9108 extension 1023 or email info@pecounty.on.ca.

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Yoga this Thursday

Hi Everyone.

We would like to thank everyone who has come out to yoga at the rec centre over the last few weeks. Being at the hall has been alot of fun and great to meet new people.

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have a class this Thursday night and will continue throughout the holiday season. We will have a special Restorative practice on December 27th at 5:30. 

Looking forward to seeing all of you over the coming weeks.

Janice & Jeff

Serendipity Yoga

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Yoga is on Tonight!

The furnace has been repaired and Serendipity Yoga will be hosting a class tonight starting at 5:30pm.

Proof of Double Vaccination and Photo ID is required. Please bring your own mat. Mask required along with social distancing. Cost $10.


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