Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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"VALLEY EAST - A PLACE TO GROW" - Greetings From the Publisher

Welcome to the 12th Weekly Issue of the Valley East Today Electronic Newsletter. I hope you enjoy the feature articles and stories that are highlighted in this edition and I encourage you to forward this newsletter to as many of your friends and acquaintances in your "address book" as possible. With your help we expect the Valley East Today Electronic Newsletter to reach over 20,000 people each week. For More about the Valley East Today Community Web Site >>>>>


We want to thank all of our readers who have taken time to send us feedback about the articles that have appeared in previous editions of the Electronic Newsletter. The Valley East Today Community Web Site has been created as a communication tool to help people from local communities keep in touch and connected. Please feel free to send us your comments after you have read this issue of the newsletter. To read previous comments>>>>


How A Pickle Changed An Entire Community...
One of the most important lessons we learn in life is usually due to problems we’ve encountered because we’ve failed to adhere to the following very simple, basic rule. “If You Want To Accomplish Anything, You Must Pay Attention To The Little Details.” More>>>>

Valley Community Theatre Holds Successful Penny Table At The Mall
Members of the Valley Community Theatre held a very successful Penny Table Sale at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on the weekend. They raised money and awareness of upcoming events and of the mission they have for their organization. For More>>>>

Guitar Enthusiasts of the Area Will Soon Be Able To "Jam" Together Every Month
Roger Chevrier has always had a passion for music. His specialty is the guitar. In order to help generate interest in recreational guitar playing, he will be setting up at the mall the first Saturday of every month beginning on March 4. For More>>>>
Store Owners In The Area Are Asked to Remember Shoppers Who Are Physically Challenged
Rita Chaput expresses appreciation to all store owners who do the little things to help people who are physically challenged, as well as senior citizens, enjoy their shopping experiences. For More>>>>

Trailsmen Rod & Gun Club Begin A Membership Drive Aimed At Young Families
The Trailsmen Rod & Gun Club has been around since 1967, and this year it is hoping to attract more young families by increasing public awareness of the facilities along Desmarais Road and the benefits of membership. More>>>>
A Young Parent Gives Us His Perspective On Valley East
All too often people who have lived in this region for any length of time forget just how good we have it in Valley East. See what Vito Signorile has to say about why he and his wife decided to settle in Valley East. More>>>>
Valentine's Day Is A Perfect Time To Check Out Your Breath Appeal
February 14 is a perfect time for you to stop and evaluate what you are doing to keep your mouth in good health. Nicole Brunet, a Denturist with Beswick Denture Clinic, explains that this is something that everyone should do – not just people with dentures. For more>>>>
Caroline Provides Plenty of Food For Thought With Her Weekly Columns
If you are looking for some unique insight into Love and Relationships, make sure you check out some of Caroline's weekly columns. For more>>>>
Public Input on City's Official Plan Gained During Meeting on February 13
The residents of Valley East had an opportunity to review the City's Official Plan during a meeting held on February 13 at the Citizen Service Centre. Although only a dozen or so people turned up to ask questions, it was an important step in mapping the course of the next 20 years in the community. More>>>>

Grotto Redevelopment Project To Award Early Bird Draw Winners On May 14
Take some time to consider supporting the fund-raising efforts of the Grotto Redevelopment Project. For more>>>>


Looking For Summer Jobs? Register With New Valley East Today Employment Services
The Valley East Today Employment Services has been created to help local residents search for work in the area. Students in high school or post-secondary institutions will soon be hitting the pavement looking for summer jobs. For more>>>  

Ron Dupuis - Councillor for Ward 3
Ron Dupuis has announced his intention to run for Councillor of the new Ward 5, which consists of Val Caron, Blezard Valley, McCrea Heights and Cambrian Heights.He will keep consitituents aware of his position on key issues through his column on this site. For the latest>>>>

Some Valley East Residents Concerned About Paying For Development of South End
The cost of developing the south end of the City is something that some local residents are questioning, especially since the infrastructure appears to already be available in Valley East. This is becoming an issue in Valley East and Capreol. For more>>>>
Decision to Use Electronic Voting Has Some Local Residents Feeling Uneasy
In what is becoming referred to as the "John Robert Issue", the whole question about the use of electronic voting will undoubtedly come up during the campaign for City Council this year. For More>>>>


Joey Niceforo To Perform At Steelworker's Hall on March 2
March 2, 2006 The Easter Seal Society, Ontario will be hosting a Gala Dinner Event at the Steel Workers Hall starring Joey Nicefero of The Canadian Tenors and the Ida Sauvé Dancers. For more information>>>>


This Week At The Mall

"This Week At The Mall" is a special feature found in The Vision Paper every Wednesday. The online-version consists of a schedule of activities and events that are planned to take place at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre during the year. Community groups and organizations will find the online catalogue to be a useful tool in planning their own fund-raising and public awareness activities. For more>>>>

Mall Walking Program Will Help Keep You Fit This Winter

There is no excuse for not keeping fit during the cold winter months when you live in Valley East or Capreol. If you do nothing else, you can at least spend an hour or so three or more times a week walking laps in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. Five laps equals one mile - and it is warm, dry and pleasant. For more>>>>


Penalize the Player - Not The Rest of The Team
Have you ever noticed how there are generally only several players on each team who get most of the penalties? And have you ever noticed that it is the other players on the following lines who have to miss time on the ice while the team plays short-handed? Then why not penalize the guilty players four minutes, thus forcing them to miss a shift, and let the teams play at full strength? For More>>>> 
Pat Smola Wears the Stripes On and Off The Ice
Pat Smola is recognized as one of the top referees in the Ontario Hockey League. Not only does he enforce the rules on the ice, but he also administers the law as a police officer in real life.  For More>>>>


The following section showcases several businesses that provide goods and services to the communities of Valley East and Capreol. You are invited to click on each name to find out more information.

Beswick Denture Clinic
Hart Department Store Internet Solutions
Sole Mates Family Footwear
Dixie Lee Chicken
The Dollar Klub
Desjardins' Food Basics
Pet Palace
The Source by Circuit City
Hanmer Home Hardware
Stan Thomas Solicitor
Drs. Dunlop & Labrecque Optometrists
Lou's Shoe Repair
The Cutting Boutique
The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre

Hanson Family Dentistry
Heatwave Tanning Salon
Ron Gladu Photos
Masciangelo Motors
Drago Men's Wear
Reliable Security
Masciangelo Motors

Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre Well Portrayed On Web Site
The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre web site is integrated into the Valley East Today Community Web Site in order to make it easier for residents to keep informed about the major activities that are taking place at the facility. The web site also provides a great deal of information about businesses in the mall. For More>>>>

Freeman Formal Wear Is The Choice That Makes Sense For Any Occasion
Rudy Mazzuca, owner of Drago's Men's Wear in Capreol, has been in the clothing business since he began working out of his popular Young Street store at the age of 15 for his father. So, with over 54 years of experience, and with 40 of those years providing well fitted formal attire for all kinds of functions from graduations to weddings and everything else in between, when Rudy puts his trust in Freeman Formal Wear, you know it is a good, reliable, dependable product! For More>>>>


Edgar Lajambe, owner of VCCNet Internet Solutions Keeps You Up To Date With Technology News
Whether it's information about digital phone service, web site hosting, or other advances being made with Internet Technology, you can visit Edgar Lajambe's web site to keep up to date. For More>>>>

Reliable Security Provides Free System to the Elderly
Barry Blais, owner of Reliable Security in Sudbury, is extremely impressed with the program that has been implemented by ADT for customers who are handicapped, wheelchair bound, or elderly. This is definitely something that will be of interest to children and caregivers. For More on this program>>>>

Ron Gladu Can Help You Keep Memories Alive By Simple Process of Transferring 8mm Film to DVD
Many people were swept up with the fad of taking 8mm movie films during the 50's and 60's. Today, most no longer have any way of showing those films. That is why transferring films from Super 8 and Regular 8 to DVD or video tape cassettes has become so popular. For more>>>>

Put Your Own Personal Vehicle Agent To Work Finding That Car or Truck That is Just Right for You
Many automobile and truck owners are discovering the benefits of having a personal Independent Vehicle Agent to find the best deals on pre-owned cars and trucks. Ron and Jeff Masciangelo are leading the way in establishing high standards for vehicle agents in the region.  For More>>>>

Comments From Our Readers
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