Upholsterer realizes a dream with shop in Fenelon Falls

Lisa Vehrs says it makes sense to re-upholster treasured pieces of furniture because of the quality of materials and construction, especially those made decades ago. She grew up cottaging in Sturgeon Point and opened in Fenelon Falls about a year ago. – Image and story courtesy of Mary Riley/Metroland

Lisa Vehrs says cottaging all her life in Sturgeon Point she never dreamed she would one day have a shop in Fenelon Falls.

But, when her childhood friends Chris Van Lierop and Tim Wisener (who also cottaged for years in Sturgeon Point) decided to open Home by Tim + Chris and the Colborne Street Gallery in the village they told her, “You’re coming with us.”

Read the rest of this article featured in the March 7, 2019 edition of Kawartha Lakes This Week.

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In Memory of Joan Milling

JOAN MILLING (née Easser) December 22, 1929 – March 5, 2019 To the vulnerable of the City of York, she was the tireless Executive Director of York Community Services (YCS), the first multi-service centre offering housing, health, legal and social services under one roof. She co-chaired the Stop Spadina Committee and shared credit for stopping the Spadina Expressway in its tracks. Raised on activism by her Workmens Circle parents Sarah and Sam Easser. Pioneer of the Cooperative Commonwealth Youth Movement (predecessor of the NDP Youth). Beloved sister of fellow CCF activists Percy Easser (Lorna) and Ruth Lesser (Stan). Predeceased by partner in the good fight, husband Gordon. Best friend and loving mother to Rob, partner Penny Marno, and Sue, partner Dave Robson. Traveller. Writer. Pundit. Aunt Joan to David and Marla Easser, Beth, Nancy and Adam Lesser. And on the Milling side – Stephen, Dennis, Gary, Lee, Cindy, Danny, Adam, James, Holly and Anne-Marie. Craft and art lover. Dearly missed and adoring Grandmother to Kevin, partner Danielle, Michael, partner Evelyn, and Christopher as well as granddaughter and chum Samantha. Piano lessons. Skating. Summers at Sturgeon Point.

Sadly passed on March 5, 2019, peacefully and just the way she would have it. She will be missed by her family, debating the front page of the Globe and Mail, martini in hand. In lieu of flowers, donate to a social justice or arts organization of your choice.

Join us for a toast to Joan on Sunday, March 10th at 58 Heathdale Road – Bathurst and St Clair West – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.