The Market located on Highway 124 is one stop shopping for locals who take delight in a wide variety of fresh, preserved, frozen food items while picking up carrots for your horse, showing the children a goat, calling ducks and bunnies while enjoying an ice cream cone and picking up beautiful MUMS. Also showcasing a variety of gift items. This week save 25% of beautiful Fire Pots and Editors Choice Recipe includes The Market’s RED PEPPER JELLY. Marinated Pork Chops with Red Pepper Jelly for the Barbeque is a savory taste bud extravaganza for all foodies. Need a new idea for dinner, stop in! Let the chef in you flourish with every visit to The Market!
Visit the Market Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-Market-646918972047738/about/?ref=page_internal or call The Market located at 300 County Rd. Highway 124 at 519-925-5353.
Artist Grace Simpson jumped into action in support of Feral Cat Rescue painting and sketching portraits of beloved pet family members of customers and donation 100% of the fee to Feral Cat Rescue. Simpson’s dedication produced approximately 23 portraits taking the young artist collectively over 4 months she is guessing adding up all the hours it took to to complete her charitable project. An animal lover herself, Simpson felt compelled to help out any way she could and considering she did this on her own, this admirable example of what a single person can do is well worth noting and sharing. In light of Morden’s search for a new location for Feral Cat Rescue, Morden has stated that this money will go a very long way in support of purchasing a portable to be placed on land in the local area. Morden has set up a GO Fund Me page hoping to help raise funds for this huge relocation undertaking. Click here to help. https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/krt25-feral-cat-rescue-shelter If you would like to know more about Grace Simpson and her very talented artwork, visit her Grace Marie Art Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/gracemarieart/ or call 519-925-3633.
Shelburne Fall Fair Ambassadors from 2016-2017 (ltoR) Junior Fair Ambassador Kersten-Mary Skilton and Fair Ambassador, Carly Philips Will be turning over the reigns to new Ambassadors during the Shelburne Fall Fair which takes place September 15 to September 17, 2017. Below, our Ambassadors taking part in Shelburne’s Annual Heritage Parade 2017 is just one of the many responsibilities they perform as part of their duties representing Shelburne and aspects of Agriculture that is important to Shelburne’s history as well as Shelburne’s future. Shelburne Agricultural Society treats Shelburnites and those from the surrounding area with a wonderful weekend of education, entertainment, important competitions and really gives an insight into the hard work and wonderful way of life that has traditionally helped sustain communities through agriculture and all that it means. If you are new to Shelburne, The Shelburne Fall Fair Is A Must See! Taking place at the Fair Grounds rain or shine, and in case you are wondering, weather never stops Shelburnites, and Farmer’s especially.This event highlights, quilting, crafting, preserves, baking, school age submissions to adults, biggest pumpkin, showcases different farm products such as wheat, farm animals, show horses, horse pulling, (if you want to see just how strong these majestic creatures are, you have to see this) food and craft vendors, petting zoo, and so much more! The Shelburne Fall Fair really is fun for the whole family! Click here to visit the Shelburne Fall Fair Website.
Below some highlights from 2016.
Visit The Heritage Music Festival Website, Click Below.
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Click image below to find out how to buy tickets for this wonderful evening of top notch entertainers!
GOOD THINGS HAPPEN SHARING SHELBURNE WITH THE WORLD!
Have you Noticed These Structures Along Highway 10?
According to The Ministry of Transportation, these structures are one of their programs designed for birds. Astrid Poei, Communications Coordinator, Ministry of Transportation, stated these structures are called kiosks for Barn Swallows, a species of bird whose nesting grounds get displaced during construction along the highways. MTO have found kiosks very effective in preserving the birds. Mystery solved!
Special Eleven Year Old Asked For Food For Shepherd’s Cupboard Instead Of Gifts For Her Birthday!
Fantastic Way To Start A Work Week! It’s The Good Stuff! Alyssa Williams just turned eleven years old. Like most eleven year old’s, she asked for NO BIRTHDAY PRESENTS, only donations for Shelburne’s local food bank, the Shepherd’s Cupboard. As it is well known with most children on the planet, few will forgo presents for their birthday and if William’ kindness to the Shepherd’s Cupboard isn’t impressive enough, this is the fourth year she has forgone birthday presents in order to donate to charities. (LtoR) Beth Brown, Food Bank Purchaser and 11 year old Alyssa Williams. Note: Photo generously provided.
The Market is definitely a country store you want to visit. Grab a delicious icecream, visit with the Calling Ducks, furry bunny or guinea pigs and if that doesn’t interest you, Butter Tart Lovers BEWARE! It is almost impossible to leave the store without one of wonderful red pepper jellies, jams, or pickled asparagus, not to mention fresh produce, fresh bread, gift items and the amazing variety of butter tarts. the Market also has a great variety of novelty items and gift ideas that are very unique. Visit their Facebook Page.
Introducing Shelburne Mayor Ken Bennington & Mrs. Bennington July 2017.
Shelburne Mayor Ken Bennington and the beautiful Stephanie Batchelor were married over the last July weekend of 2017. Congratulation to both and best wishes for a bright and wonderful future from The Shelburne Freelancer. Photo generously provided.
Dufferin County Museum And Archives News: Reno’s, Cook Books & Bootleggers!
Dufferin County Museum& Archives Marketing and Events Coordinator, Nanci Malek & Chris Wilson from Dufferin Tourism, guest speakers at Shelburne’s Pickin In The Park Event 2017 briefly discussed with The Shelburne Freelancer very important upcoming events at DCMA. New upcoming renovations that will briefly close the museum will accommodate DCMA’s impressive Cornflower displays as well as an in house bar, tying in with the Bottlegger Exhibition & Tour in 2018. For traditional Cookbook Lovers, DCMa now has added to it’s wonderful bookshop a very unique cookbook, Vintage Eats. A beautiful gift at an affordable price, the recipes are keepers offering Lemon Pie Filling , to everyone’s favourite Scones. Winter Vegetable Soup, & Golden Corn Cakes are the foods we remember and are making a comeback, but this book can show you the way! Click on images above for video interview.
When Future Meets The Past…
When older, abandoned in appearance buildings meet the modern element of turbines windmills, the sight is definitely captivating, the clash unmistakable as this particular building falls to the wayside. Special thanks to WWII Veteran, David Barr for noticing this amazing sight and informing The Shelburne Freelancer. As Shelburne continues to grow, sights of past vs the unwavering direction of present will become more and more prominent across the vista formerly treasured as farm country. This location is down Veteran’s Way and for those who mourn the dilapidation of old brick farm homes, rest easy, there’s not one stitch of brick on this building, despite appearances. The building is covered an older product called asphalt siding, and it was designed to last, obviously!
Shelburne’s Pickin In The Park Certain To Be Another Musical Fun Filled Family Event featuring talented musicians, a men’s fashion show unparalleled, dancing, singing, crafters, ice-cream, camping, visitors for the day, and a Sunday Gospel Jam that is inspiring and entertaining and all at Shelburne’s Fiddle Park. This toe tapping weekend long event will keep your spirits up and the laughs never end. If you are looking to enjoy yourself this weekend, come and visit Pickin In The Park and experience the heart of Shelburne as a community. It’s all about the music..
Pickin In The Park is the brainchild of Greg and Heather Holmes of Homes Appliances and Music Shop located on Main St. Shelburne and they have worked tirelessly, dedicated to making the event as successful as possible and their efforts have payed off as possibly over 1000 attendees with visit over the weekend. As a direct result of the Holmes’ dreams and goals, including their relentless fundraising efforts raising money for the building of a pole barn, with the help of many supporting volunteers, which has now come into fruition, Shelburne’s Fiddle Park has become a destination for people across the country. Those who attend Pickin In The Park come from across the country and as far as the U.S.
For those who are new to Shelburne, a look into the history of Shelburne will reveal a community who was built on music. From kitchen jamborees, to neighbourhood barn dances, family meals resulting in after dinner fiddle entertainment, music has always been alive in the hearts of souls of those who built the community, even children learned at an early age to play the fiddle or violin. If you are looking for a real experience, Shelburne style, visit Pickin In the Park! The event starts Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Click on the image to visit Pickin In The Park Website.
Shelburne Police Bike Safety Campaign & Winners Of New Bikes Sponsored By Dufferin Mutual Insurance
Every year Shelburne Police hosts a bicycle safety campaign design to help promote the use of helmets and safe cycling. During the month of June Shelburne Police watches for children riding their bikes in a safe manner and wearing helmets. The officers then enter these safe young cyclists into a draw for a new bike. Every year on July 1st during the Shelburne Canada Festivities, one boy’s name and one girl’s name is drawn to win a new bike. The bikes are sponsored every year by Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company.“A special thanks to a great community partner – Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company”, states Chief Moore. Shelburne Police reminds all cyclists to wear helmets, and ride safely!
This year’s winner of the boy’s bike is Hughie Brennan pictured with his father High Brennan, along with Jessica Plowright of Dufferin Mutual Insurance, and Constables Fudge and Fines of Shelburne Police.
This year’s winner of the girl’s bike is Shaye Sherift pictured above with Leanne Doig of Dufferin Mutual Insurance, and Constables Fudge and Fines of Shelburne Police. Media Release provided by Shelburne Police Services.
Feral Cat Rescue To Return To Council In September 2017
Originally functioning as a home based business, Shelburne Feral Cat Rescue, was discovered to be running what can only be classified as a business in a residential area. The discovery came on the heels of a neighbour’s complaint of odour and since that time, Shelburne Town Council and Sharon Moden, owner and operator, have been working together to try and solve the complicated issue of how to keep Feral Cat Rescue in business. At Council meeting, upon request of Council, Morden presented facts and a business plan to the tune of $60,000 a year in suggested business operation running costs, which provided Council with an idea of how much Morden has sacrificed in free services along with the many volunteers who support her. Several ideas to generate income floated on the floor such as Cat Licences, Return Fees, (cost involved with picking reclaiming lost cats) and the possibility of looking into outside companies who may want to bid on the animal rescue situation Shelburne faces, possibly joining forces with Morden to include felines. Morden has been requested to return to Council in September when members will have had additional time to look at various types of funding, and sustainable business strategies to both keep Morden in business and deal with Shelburne’s feral Cat situation. It would appear that the animal control situation had come to a head in Shelburne and any way the situation gets sliced, the Town has resolved it must come up with a solution, and that solution will likely cost money.
Shelburne Bids Sad Farewell To Shelburne Town Councillor, Tom Egan.
“The Town of Shelburne faces a dear loss to the community in that Shelburne Town Councillor, Tom Egan passed away July 22, 2017. This reporter can attest Egan’s character and reputation were greatly relied upon during his 19 years of service to the Town of Shelburne and as seen in the photo below, Egan supported community events with a smile that promised a kind chuckle. Typically professional and thorough during Shelburne Town Council Meetings, Egan had no shortage of a sense of humor while always looking out for the “people” as all of his questions and concerns expressed. There will be an empty chair at Shelburne Town Council this very evening as a profound sense of loss will fill Council Chambers for the lack of a wonderful individual nolonger with us but not forgotten. Special heartfelt condolences to the Egan Family.” The Shelburne Freelancer, Alex Sher.
Shelburne Mayor, Ken Bennington offered his sincere condolences commenting,”Tom Egan was a Councillor for the Town of Shelburne for some twenty years. He was a valued colleague, a trusted adviser and my friend. His clever wit and calming influence added much needed spice to Town Council meetings. I personally valued Toms opinions and I held tremendous respect for him. I will miss his voice of reason on Monday nights. I offer my sincere condolences to Carol and her family. Council meetings just won’t be the same without him.”
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Shelburne’s Chief Administrative Officer, (CAO) John Telfer Set To Retire August, 2017, After 14 Years Of Service
Shelburne’s CAO(Chief Administrative Officer) John Telfer is set to retire in early August 2017. In this exclusive video interview, Telfer reviews, discusses and reflects on his time serving the Town of Shelburne. Find out what he thinks of the staff he has worked with for years. The answers might surprise you. Telfer leaves some pretty big shoes to fill. Click image above for video interview.
New Parking Permit System Within The Downtown Core Will Improve Main Street Parking
Press Release From The Town of Shelburne, ByLaw Officer, Vanessa Albanese, July 24, 2017,
The Town of Shelburne will be implementing a permit parking system within the downtown core. Store owners, employees and tenants will have designated areas to leave their vehicle parked without having to move every three hours. Parking spaces on Main Street, Owen Sound Street, William Street, and Victoria street within the downtown core will remain free three-hour parking. This will allow more downtown parking to be open for customers to do their shopping. There will be twenty-eight permit spaces at the William Municipal Lot, eight permit spaces at the Victoria Municipal Lot and thirty-five permit spaces at the Wellington Municipal Lot. Permit passes will be available for purchase at Town Hall for $150.00 per year or $12.50 per month. Each lot will have a color-coded permit associated with it that will hang on the rear-view mirror of the vehicle to indicate where the permit is to be used. A new time schedule has been set out for the different Municipal Lots. The William Municipal Lot has no time limit for permit holders. In the Victoria Municipal Lot, free parking is available from 4:30pm – 12:00am, but to park during business hours a permit is required. The Wellington Municipal Lot will allow customers and business owners to park unlimited during the day but require a permit if a vehicle is being left overnight from 12:00am – 7:00am. Should you have any questions, you may contact the bylaw department directly at the Town of Shelburne By-Law Office 519-925-2600 Ext.255. Press Release from the desk of Vanessa Albanese, Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, Town of Shelburne.
Sharon Morden of Feral Cat Rescue To Appear At Shelburne Town Council Monday, July 24, 2017.
Morden has been the topic of much community debate over a neighbour’s complaint of odour involving her non-profit home based feral cat rescue operation. In response, the Town of Shelburne, following standard procedure, explored the complaint and realized the Feral Cat Rescue operation should not be allowed to continue based on the fact of its location not being allowed within bylaw regulations as it falls under residential restrictions. This decision by Council did not come without helpful suggestions from the Town also offering up Town employees, Town Engineer Steve Wever, and Town Deputy Clerk, Jennifer Willoughby to aid Morden with finding the best options available to her for relocation purposes and financial options that could be available to her. An issuance for closure has already been delivered to Morden, yet recognizing the tremendous need for her services, the Town could have good news to deliver in the way of an update for Feral Cat Rescue or having exhausted all avenues to help Morden find a way to continue, might be forced to deliver the very bad news for the Town of Shelburne inciting closure.
Shelburnite, Second Vice President , Membership Chairperson, Bingo Chairperson, Linda Orvis, proudly displays with the help of Veteran, John Flannery, a patriotic scarf knitted by her daughter-in law, Anne Marie Zinck. The scarf has deep rooted meaning for the family of generational veterans and is in honor of WWII veterans proudly displaying banner colors. The scarf was given to and made for Darrell Zinck, a retired Veteran. The scarf is another wonderful reminder of the many ways one can pay tribute, hour and respect for those who proudly, bravely, and selflessly served our country.
Domestic dispute results in charges
On July 12, 2017, Shelburne Police were dispatched to a residence for a report of domestic assault. Upon arrival, the accused had departed the residence as he did not wish to speak with police. Police determined that both parties had been drinking alcohol. The victim advised police that the accused had assaulted her multiple times, before fleaing on foot. After an investigation, it was determined that there were previous physical domestic assaults. Police located the accused, placed him under arrest and held him for a bail hearing. If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.
Shelburne Male Arrested In Disturbance Call
Early in the morning of July 16, 2017, Shelburne Police were dispatched to an address on Marie Street, in the Town of Shelburne for a disturbance. Police arrived and spoke with a male party, who was banging on the front door of the residence. Police subsequently removed the male from the property, and advised him not to return. A short while later, police were dispatched back to the same address, with information that the male had returned. When police arrived, the male was observed by police hiding behind bushes of a neighbouring residence. Police subsequently arrested Matthew ROUNDING,43, of Shelburne, for Trespass by Night, Trespass to Property, Public Intoxication and Failing to Comply with Probation. ROUNDING was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date at the Orangeville Court House.
If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.
This press releases provided by Shelburne Police Services Medial Relations Officer, Constable Jeffery McLean.
2017 Shelburne Police Service Six Month Statistics Report
The first six months of 2017 proved to be very busy for the Shelburne Police Service. From January 1st until June 30th the Shelburne Police Service laid a total of 1714 charges. They are broken down as follows:
- Criminal Code charges: 260
- Controlled Drugs and Substances Act: 30
- Highway Traffic Act: 1226 (799 of which were for speeding)
- Liquor Licence Act: 15
- Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act: 121
- Trespass to Property Act: 7
- Other Provincial Statues: 55
- Members of the Shelburne Police Service responded to 2884 calls for service.
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 62 , Number of Parking Tickets issued: 205, A total of 437.5 hours were spent on beat patrol / community service events. A total of 2561 hours of cruiser patrol time was logged. A total of 2239 hours of radar and traffic enforcement was completed. Officers conducted 2046 hours of Investigations. Officers spent a total amount of 992 hours writing reports and office duties.