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Flag Poles The Friends of Arden has recently purchased two flag poles for installation at the Businesses & Services sign site and the Kennebec Heritage Garden location. Two Canadian flags came with the poles and the Central Frontenac Canada 150 Committee donated two Canada 150 flags. Through the generosity of THOUSAND ISLANDS CONCRETE and the support of local driver, Dale Gray, bases were poured on 01 June at both locations and the poles will be installed shortly.
Businesses and Services Sign - Renewals 2017 A total of seventeen businesses are up for renewal on the Businesses and Services sign in 2017. The Friends of Arden congratulates Dave Gray of Century 21 upon his retirement, and for his support over the past four years. In addition, we thank the following businesses for renewing their advertising plaques in 2017: SMART'S MARINA of Mazinaw Lake (3 years); GIBSON'S GARAGE of Sharbot Lake (3 years); SHARBOT LAKE PHARMACY (3years); RAM'S ESSO of Sharbot Lake (3 years); SHARBOT LAKE MARINA (3 years); MATSON INSURANCE of Sharbot Lake (3 years); ADDISON'S RESTAURANT of Northbrook (3 years); WILF HALL WELL DRILLING of Lanark (2 years); SHARBOT LAKE HOME HARDWARE (2years); B's RADICAL RIDES of Arden (1 year); WINE PLUS of Sharbot Lake (1 year); SPRINGWOOD COTTAGES RESORT of Kennebec Lake (1 year).
Kennebec Heritage Garden 2016 With the support and combined efforts of the Township of Central Frontenac, the Kennebec & District Historical Society, the Friends of Arden, and the Kennebec Recreation Committee, work began this summer on the new Kennebec Heritage Garden in the village of Arden across from the Millpond. In July the Township provided and hauled multiple loads of fill while GE Matson and Sons with some volunteers, installed four drainage culverts and graded the site. As a follow up in September GE Matson & Sons with help again from several volunteers, hauled and placed demarcation stones and topsoil, and laid sod on the steeper areas of the site to help prevent erosion. Some additional work may proceed later this fall and next spring/early summer with completion planned in late summer as a Canada 150 project.
Businesses and Services Sign - New Members 2016 The Friends of Arden welcome the following new 2016 businesses to the sign. . FLIGHT CENTRE ASSOCIATES - our Sharbot Lake travel agency - contact Erik Zierer; and GREENSHIELD PEST CONTROL - Kingston ON - contact Curtis Monnier. Each business has purchased three year subscriptions. We thank you for your patronage and for supporting our community. All Revenue will be channeled back into the community and used to fund future Friends of Arden projects.
Businesses and Services Sign - Renewals 2016 The Friends of Arden thank the following area businesses for renewing their advertising plaques in 2016 for the Businesses & Services sign structure on Arden Road just south of Highway #7; ARDEN BATIK (3 years); GALLERY ON THE BAY (3 years); GE MATSON & SONS (3 years); CIRCLE SQUARE RANCH (3 years); ARDEN SENIORS "HAPPY GANG" (3 years); KENNEBEC & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY (3 years); KENNEBEC LAKE ASSOCIATION (3 years); D&G TOTAL HOME IMPROVEMENTS (3 years); SK ROOFING CONTRACTORS (3 years); COTA'S MOBILE CATERING & BAR-B-QUE (3 years); CAMP KENNEBEC (3 years); KIRK KOVE COTTAGES & MARINA (3 years); ARDEN UNITED CHURCH ( 3 years); STORRING SEPTIC SERVICE LTD. (3 years); HOOK'S CASTLE BUILDING CENTRE (3 years); HEARTH AT HOME (3 years); VITAL VOLUNTEERS (3 years); BIG CLEAR LAKE ASSOCIATION (3 years); J&J CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN (3 years); KENNEBEC SHORES WATERFRONT COMMUNITY (3 years); WOODLAND PARK (3 years); ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 334 (3 years); ARDEN & COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH (3 years); SCOBIE HEATING & GENERAL CONTRACTING (3 years); THOUSAND ISLAND CONCRETE - (3 years); KENCOTT CONTRACTING (3 years); BROOKS PLUMBING & CONTRACTING (3 years); JACK KNOX WELL DRILLING (3 years); FRONTENAC HOME SALES (3 years); THE MAPLES RESTAURANT (2 years); SMITTY'S APPLIANCES (2 years); RONFELD ELECTRIC ( 2 years); ECO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY (2 years); WILF HALL WELL DRILLING (1 year); WINE PLUS (1 year); and SPRINGWOOD COTTAGES RESORT (1 year)
Businesses and Services Sign - Renewals 2015 The Friends of Arden thank the following area businesses for renewing their advertising plaques in 2015 for the Businesses & Services sign structure on Arden Road just south of Highway #7; DEAD CREEK OUTFITTER (3 years); THE SERENE WAY (3 years); PRINGLE MOVING (3 years): GRAY BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION (3 years); TAYHAWK ELECTRIC & TREE SERVICE (3 years); GOODFELLOW'S FLOWERS (3 years); ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (3 years); ROYAL LEPAGE PRO-ALLIANCE REALTY (3 years - double plaque); SHARBOT LAKE COUNTRY INN (3 years); THE SPUD BOX CHIP TRAILER (2 years - double plaque); B's RADICAL RIDES ( 2 years); CENTURY 21 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD. BROKERAGE - Dave Gray (Formerly Bowes & Cocks Realty) (two years); RONFELD ELECTRIC (1 year); and WINE PLUS (1 year) Revenue from these renewals will be channeled back into the community and used to fund future Friends of Arden projects. Thank you all for your ongoing support and patronage.
Businesses and Services Sign - New Members 2015 The Friends of Arden welcome the following new 2015 businesses to the sign. CLEARVIEW LOGS TO LUMBER - Owner, Dwayne Matson; LAKE DISTRICT REALTY - Broker of Record, Joel Gray; Marketing Administrator , Nancy Moore; the AMAZING DOLLAR STORE - Owner, Holly Davis; SHARBOT LAKE SELF STORAGE - Owner, Jeremy Neven; 1010 LAWN AND GARDEN CENTRE - Owner, Tracey Jackson; and SEED TO SAUSAGE - Owner, Michael McKenzie. All six new businesses have purchased three year subscriptions. Revenue from these renewals will be channeled back into the community and used to fund future Friends of Arden projects. Thank you all for your support and patronage.
Salmon River Bridge Replacement LATEST UPDATE FROM MTO KINGSTON: As of 24 February 2017, Chris Kardassis, Project Manager Planning & Design with the Kingston office of the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), has advised that they will be going to tender shortly as a Design/Build contract. The successful bidder will be responsible for doing the final design of the new bridge in 2017 with construction expected to start in 2018. MTO will be proceeding the summer of 2017 with the relocation of utilities - primarily electrical and telephone, working directly with Hydro One and Bell. Residents may have noted that a number of trees have been marked for removal. They may also have noticed equipment on site the week of 13 February doing some additional boreholes. The bridge was originally slated for replacement in 2016
Arden Highway Sign The Friends of Arden continued with work in the fall of 2014 at the site of the large red Arden sign on Arden Road just south of Highway #7. A contest was held for suggested departure messaging for the south side of this sign. In all 59 submissions were received from 20 different area residents. Congratulations to Adrian O'Connell for the winning message " GO SAFELY, COME BACK SOON!" Adrian received $100.00 for having his entry chosen. This feature was added to the south side of the sign in November 2014 along with the Friends of Arden website - www.ardenvillageontario.com.