Thursday Oct. 17, 2019

Oct. 17, 2019

17 oct, 2019

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CommuniTree CONFERENCE from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Just Food Farm, Big Red Barn, 2nd floor - 2391 Pepin Court in Blackburn Hamlet. Check in and registration at 8 a.m. The Conference will include various panels, a networking break and a tour of a Community Food Forest. This is an opportunity for community members to share tree-related stories, data and projects and provide attendees with new ideas, information and resources to carry out tree-related initiatives in their communities.

HALLOWE'EN HIJINX from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. A day of family-friendly Halloween fun at the museum! Wear your costume and explore the origins of Halloween traditions as you collect some yummy treats along the way. Complete a scavenger hunt, create your own masquerade mask and more! Cost: $19.75 per family (2 adults + children); $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free.

THE GLOUCESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY will present a talk by military historian Captain Steven Dieter entitled “From Normandy to the Scheldt.” This will take place at 2 p.m. at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood, and will include a guided tour of the National Military Cemetery for those who wish to take it. Admission is free.

ORLEANS COMMUNITY SPAGHETTI SUPPER AND SILENT AUCTION hosted by the Orléans Lions Club from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Joseph Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd. Tickets: Adults $13 ; Children under 12 $5 available at th door or in advance from members or by sending an e-mail to (or call Lion Jean Paul at 613-830-7035). Tickets include spaghetti and freshly made sauce with buns, dessert, tea and coffee. Cash bar. All profits to support Camp Banting, a summer camp for kids with diabetes.


EDITORIAL: A call to alms

Aug. 25, 2019

The Orleans Star has joined other members of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association in launching a “Friends of...” initiative.

You may have noticed the series “Friends of the Orléans Star” notices that have appeared in the last three editions of the paper. `The “Friends of the Orléans Star” is an opportunity for readers to join other supporters of the newspaper in helping to safeguard its ongoing success.

I am often asked by readers, especially long time readers, how the paper can continue to be distributed for free during a period when many traditional newspapers in other parts of Ontario and right here in Ottawa are disappearing. The answer is simple – we are blessed with a number of advertisers who understand and appreciate the importance of a local newspaper to the community it serves.

In short, local newspapers form the life blood of the community, or at least the good ones do. We also keep a tight handle on costs, or at least the ones we can control. The challenge traditional newspapers face is that they have little or no control of their largest expense – printing. Printing costs have doubled and in some cases tripled in the last 15-20 years, while advertising revenues have remained relatively stagnant by comparison.

Many readers may be surprised to learn that it costs roughly $18,000 to produce a 24-page paper and distribute it free of charge to 44,350 homes, which is our current circulation. Since we do our best to run the paper with a 50-50 split in advertising to editorial pages it means that we need to sell 12 pages of ads in order to break even. Some weeks we run more than 24 pages and some weeks we run fewer. The goal during the course of the year is for everything to balance out, and so far, we’ve managed to do just that in spite of the many challenges we face.

The best way for readers to join the effort in maintaining the viability of the Orleans Star is to become a “friends”. In exchange for a minimum annual contribution of $50, “friends” will be eligible for a monthly draw for a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant. They will receive the electronic version of the paper 24 hours before the regular home delivery and they will be eligible to receive discounts and other incentives from advertisers who wish to participate in the initiative.

They can also take pride in knowing that they are doing a small part in maintaining a local institution. Of course the easiest way to support the paper is to support the businesses that advertise within these pages and together we will ensure that the Orléans Star will be around for a very long time.

– Fred Sherwin, editor



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