Lennox and Addington County Council had the opportunity to tour facilities and visit attractions in the Northern part of the County on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Scattered with lakes and forests this region is a popular recreational and tourism area. From geocaching, camping, motorcycle tours and stargazing, Northern Lennox and Addington provides opportunity for new business ventures, while stable and prosperous communities offer an enticing home.
Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed The Curse of Oak Island by Randal Sullivan, a fascinating non-fiction title that details the mystery of Oak Island in Nova Scotia. The following is her review:
When spring arrives, so too does the rain. We can't control the weather, but at least we can enjoy some of the effects of the steady showers in April and May.
I recently had a chance to get a first-hand look at some of the magnificent flows of water at locations across the County. I also happened to stop by a few bakeries and restaurants along the way.
Take a look at some of my favourite places to see a waterfall (with a full belly) in Lennox & Addington.
Please be advised that Coco Paving has been contracted by the County of Lennox & Addington to rehabilitate County Rd 2 in Loyalist Township, from Morven Creek Bridge (just west of Fralick Road), easterly to County Rd 4 (Roundabout). The rehabilitation generally consists of drainage improvements (ditching & culverts), removal of existing asphalt, and re-paving including paved shoulders.
Over the past month, the L&A Libraries have been running a series of memoir writing workshops at our Amherstview and Napanee Branches. These workshops, which were filled to capacity, have since been completed, but the participants will have the opportunity to “tell their story” in May by presenting their finished products. Everyone is welcome to attend these presentations at the Amherstview Branch (May 9th, 7pm) or the Napanee Branch (May 7th, 7pm).
Lake Ontario is expected to rise at least 14 cm throughout the upcoming week. Water levels will continue to rise before peaking in late May or early June.
As of May 2, 2019, Lake Ontario was recorded at 47 cm above average for this time of year, which is 13 cm below the recorded level for May 2, 2017. This amount is 43 cm below the peak in 2017.
The flood warning issued for the Quinte Conservation Watershed on April 22, 2019 remains in effect. This update is to inform municipalities and the public on the changing conditions expected throughout the watershed over the next week.
Widespread rainfall ranging from 25 mm to over 50 mm has been forecasted for the Quinte Watershed on Friday, April 26. The amount of rain expected varies by location. It is unclear at this time how much rain will fall.
Spring is a busy time at the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives. Between helping researchers with genealogical and historical research I recently completed the Town of Napanee fonds with help from my colleague, Bonnie. The Town of Napanee fonds consists of 10,433 items which are now available to view on our Past Perfect Online Database.
A friend recently shared a photo of their bicycle ride on the Cataraqui Trail. A place on my ‘to visit in Lennox and Addington’ list that I’ve been meaning to cross off. Now that the leaves are starting to bud on the trees, and the ground was drying up, I decided to check out what was once the old CN Railway that crosses through Lennox and Addington County, and set out for an afternoon hike.
Kingston, April 18, 2019 – Members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) and the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) held a constructive meeting with their federal counterparts today, as part of ongoing advocacy efforts to advance priority projects for Eastern Ontario and dialogue with the federal government on issues of interest.