In Memory of Arline Hopkins

Arline Hopkins
April 1, 1923 – March 10, 2017
Arline Hopkins (née Harris) passed away on March 10 at Glynnwood Retirement Residence in her 94th year. She is survived by her two daughters, Heather (Wilbert Lai) and Joan Hopkins (Dexter Halsall), granddaughter Catherine Lai, brother Charles Harris, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Roberts. She was interred alongside her late husband, Fred Hopkins, at Riverside Cemetery in Lindsay, Ontario. A long-time Blue Jays fan looking forward to the 2017 season, Arline was happy, warm, fun loving, and a pleasure to be around. She will be missed by many family and friends.


The Passing of Michael Sefton

Michael Sefton was born 16 August 1949 in Hamilton and died in Lindsay on 1 Dec. 2016. He was predeceased by his parents Larry Sefton and Elaine Melhuish Sefton. Friends will remember him as a gardener, a golfer, a voracious reader and a raconteur, for his gentle nature, his disinterest in clothes, his individualism and his insights.

Michael lived the last years of his life in Fenelon Falls. It was close to Sturgeon Point, where the Sefton and Levinson families started cottaging together when he was a young child. His parents eventually bought their own cottage in 1967, which he loved and eventually he co-owned it with his lifelong friend, Wendy Levinson.

He leaves his sister Laurel Sefton MacDowell, his niece Jen, his nephews Lawrence and Stephen and his friend Merle Therien and will be missed by all of them. The family is thankful to the staff at the Ross Memorial hospital who took good care of him in the Palliative Care Centre.

Fall at Sturgeon Point

cornucopia-fall-leavesIt’s Fall at Sturgeon Point!

The latest newsletter was sent out earlier this week. It is also available online.

In it you will find details about the Thanksgiving football game on Sunday, at 2pm at the Wisener cottage “Rigadoon” 33 Henry Street.

There is also a special offer from the Golf Course, details about the municipal election and the up-coming Halloween in the Park event. If you would like to have your house listed to hand out treats to the kids, do let us know!

City of Kawartha Lakes Septic Rehabilitation Loan Program

City offers loan program to help homeowners solve septic problems

Applications are available at the city’s website or at Municipal Service Centres

 Kawartha Lakes This Week

(KAWARTHA LAKES) Applications are now available for the City’s septic rehabilitation loan program in which local homeowners can get money to perform repairs on their septic systems – or even get them replaced if necessary.

“This program provides a unique opportunity for rural residents to upgrade their septic systems and obtain financing that will be paid on their taxes at a lower interest rate than what most people would be able to achieve through conventional lending institutions. A great time for homeowners to address concerns with their private systems to improve the environment and ultimately local water quality,” says Mayor Ric McGee.

City of Kawartha Lakes council has set aside $150,000 for the program, and loans will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis and repayment schedules vary from five to 20 years, depending on the amount of the loan. The loans will not exceed 25 per cent of the current value assessment of the property or $35,000, including taxes.

If the property in question is owned by more than one person, all owners must sign the agreement with the City with the loan being a lien against the property. Also, if there are other financial agreements attached to the property, applicants must comply with their obligations to other lenders because this loan takes priority over other registered interests appearing on the title.

For more information or to get an application, visit the city’s website or a Municipal Service Centre.