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    AD{TS4830653} AD{TS4812595} AD{TS4830341} AD{TS4830460} A Special Feature of THORNBURY • CLARKSBURG • MEAFORD James McIntosh with some of the new expanded brewing system at his home near Meaford. Expansion the plan for Duxbury Cider DON CROSBY For The Sun Times Duxbury Cider is on the move in more ways than one. After three years of brewing cider at Coffin Ridge Winery, owner James McIntosh recently moved the operation to his home north west of Meaford. There he has undertaken a major expansion that will bring his product to a wider market. “Since we started three years ago we’ve tripled our sales each year,” said McIntosh, who expects to have the new brewing system completely in place by next month or November at the latest. “This year we’re in the 30,000 litres and going to be more than that before Christmas,” he said. Currently Duxbury Cider is available in several restaurants and bars around Ontario including the Leeky Canoe, Ted’s Range Road Diner and the Simplicity Bistro in Thornbury. The expansion will see three products sold in cans and available through LCBO outlets and some grocery stores that currently sell beer and wine. “I’m hoping to grow the company organically. That’s been the philosophy ever since I started it. This new venture is the biggest challenge we have taken,” said McIntosh Among the three brands is 1650 Heritage, which is made with a heirloom variety of apple - the Rhode Island Greening - and which pays James McIntosh with samples of two new Duxbury Cider products soon to be released - Original Sideroad and Heritage 1650. homage to the first cider produced in the North America following the arrival of the Pilgrims to what is now the U.S. It’s the one that will be featured in the grocery stores in the GTA. “We’ll be direct delivering that to each store instead of going through the LCBO warehouse. We’ll know how much they are buying and that will allow us to control the supply,” said McIntosh Vail's Orchards Fruit Stand APPLES SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER plus cider, apple butter, jams, honey, pies, squash. 2 LOCATIONS 205654 Hwy. #26 W., Meaford 197818 Cty. Rd. 7, S. of Hwy. #26, Meaford 519-538-4928 After Hours: 519-538-4474 Sideroad Cider, which is made with a mixture of local apples, will be available in LCBO outlets. “My goal is to start with stores locally and a few select stores in the GTA and try and manage the supply and demand that way.” The third brand, Tilted Barn is a hops cider that uses a locally grown product from Bighead Hops, a farm located outside of Meaford. “That particular cider is 100% Meaford with apples and hops grown locally,” McIntosh said. McIntosh describes the Heritage 1650 as having a little more of an old world European flavour while Duxbury Sideroad will be made from blend of more commonly found Ontario apples. The hops gives the Tilted Barn, which is the driest of the three brands - with significantly less sugar than the Sideroad and the heritage brand a floral freeness. “People actually taste it and say that it’s sweet, but it’s not sweet it’s floral. It’s quite nice and one that you can drink a lot of at once and has that earthy hop flavour to it,” McIntosh explained. “For someone that is gluten free and likes beer and doesn’t drink beer because of the gluten, the hop cider will give them their hoppy kick,” he added. Part of the expansion includes plans to start a local retail shop in the Meaford areas that would include tasting. And the Tilted Barn brand would also be available there. Eventually McIntosh SERVICE STEWART ST. Service Department 90 Stewart Street 519-538-2700 SCARECROW PARADE Friday, September 30 Drop in to see Our Toys would like to have small orchard on his property near Georgian Bay with its own tasting bar. Having his own cider product dates back to 1994 when and his grandfather went to Normandy France to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Normandy is a huge cider area in France and McIntosh was immediately taken with the products; the experience got him thinking of creating his own product back home. In 2005 he moved to Meaford full time and started research and development on his product and in 2007 incorporated his company. When Coffin Ridge Winery offered him access to their production facilities he jumped at the chance. Coffin Ridge also produces its own brand of cider - Forbidden Fruit Cider. McIntosh described the role of cider in the world of gastronomy with some food dishes enhanced by pairing them with cider. Some of his favourite foods that go well with cider include smoked barbecue ribs, cider and mustard with rabbit and anything that is pork based. “One of my favourite things to do in France was to grab a bottle of cider, a baguette and wheel of cheese. That’s a really good combination. Cider and cheese is like wine and cheese,” he said. McIntosh sees a big future for cider that goes beyond being a fad. “The trendiness of the cider is already being morphed into stable alternative to beer, wine and coolers,” he said. SALES SPECIALISTS Sales Department Just West of Meaford Hwy.-26 519-538-3188 The Traditional of Best Quality & Best Price is Now! 12 BAYFIELD ST., MEAFORD 519-538-9889 TAKE OUT AVAILABLE HOME STYLE COOKING BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER HOMEMADE BAKING HARD ICE CREAM CATERING • LICENSED OPEN 8 AM - 8 PM DAILY Located on Georgian Bay and a 2 minute walk from Downtown Meaford • GAS, DIESEL, ICE • STORAGE • DOCKAGE Nautilus ® 83rd year in business (1933-2016) • BOAT REPAIRS • MARINE SUPPLIES • MARINE SERVICE AUTOPILOT • PUMP OUTS • CHANDLERY 103 BAYFIELD STREET, MEAFORD, ONTARIO N4L 1N4 TEL: 519-538-1940 FAX: 519-538-5790 EMAIL: RICHBOATS@BELLNET.CA • WWW.MEAFORD.COM

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    AD{TS4829958} AD{TS4816605} A Special Feature of THORNBURY • CLARKSBURG • MEAFORD Mike Molloy lifelong sailor Lt- Ian Nowell, Mark DeCelles, (one of the owners) of the Raven and Mike Molloy holding the plaque that they won for the first Sira world cup championship in 2010 in Toronto DON CROSBY For The Sun Times Most people know him as the former head of the Meaford fire department but Mike Molloy is a world champion sailor. He was one of seven crew members on the Raven, an eight metre Canadian yacht when it captured five World Cup division titles. The Raven is a wooden boat, originally built in 1938, then fully restored in 2008/2009 by Gyles boat yard in Thornbury. It has been a gold cup winner for Canada since getting back in the water. The Raven took the Sira Cup - a prized international world cup sailing trophy every year between 2010 and 2014 while racing in Canada and Europe. In 2014 the competition featured 29 boats and lasted an entire week. Each boat had to race a minimum of eight races. “We got first place every day in our division,” Molloy said. “Sometimes there were up to 27 boats in the water. It was pandemonium.” The Canadian team has two eight metre yachts, the Raven, which remains in Europe and a second more modern boat, the Gefion, which races on this side of the Atlantic out of Toronto. “It’s very costly to ship boats back and forth. The average cost to ship a boat to Europe is upwards of $25,000; so it makes sense to have a boat there (in Europe) and one here,” Molloy explained. The Gefion is a modern boat, made out of fibre glass and quicker than the Raven. “Because of the technology it can go a little faster than the Sira class,” said Molloy who was a member of the crew of the Gefion that took part in the elimination trials this summer in Toronto along with two other Canadian yachts in the eight metre class. The other two yachts included the Hollandia and Lafayette. All three were part of elimination trials to determine which boat would end up defending the title of the Canada’s Cup against the US during the race held September 10-14. Toronto’s Royal Canadian Yacht Club is the current holder and defender of the Canada’s Cup. The defender is the yacht club which has won the previous Canada’s Cup, while the challenger of record is the yacht club which officially issues the challenge for the next regatta. The challenger for the 24th Canada’s Cup was the Sodus Bay Yacht Club from New York State. The elimination trials took place in July for both the Canadian and U.S. teams. The Gefion, Hollandia and Lafayette were the Canadian contenders, while the Aluette, Natural and Yquem 1 were the US contenders. The Hollandia eliminated the two other Canadian yachts and represented Canada against the US yacht during the Canada’s Cup held on Lake Ontario offshore from Toronto Sept 10-14. It was hosted by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. the Municipality OF “We (Gefion) got knocked out of the first round. But it was a great experience,” said Molloy. The Hollandia has been chartered from Holland and her skipper is Brian Gooderam- a descendant of the Gooderam and Worts liquor empire. “It’s an amazing boat, very quick,” said Molloy who explained that racing sailing boats resemble Formula One race cars. No two are alike. “They each have different hull shapes, different sail configurations. They look the same to the outsider, but they are individually different.” Molloy isn’t sure what his plans are for next year. Practicing and competition are time consuming. “It’s a big commitment. This year I started training the first weekend in May for an average of three or four days a week. We had three weekends off the whole summer,” he said. And after 41 years sailing is starting to take its physical toll. Molloy is recovering from a couple of injuries that he incurred this summer. “I’m not sure I’ll be part of that crew next year. Trouble is I’m realizing how old I’m getting. It’s like any programme. You have to know when it’s time,” he said. But regardless of what he decides to do Molloy has many memory filled years of keen competition as a team player and time in the winner’s circle. During his career he has competed in 13 world cups in the eight metre class and been on the winning team in seven of those events. He has raced against the best of them including the King of Norway and also with the late Jim Flaherty, who later went on to become Canada’s minister of finance. “It’s been such an incredible journey; it’s been such fun,” said Molloy, whose advice to wouldbe sailors is to start young and learn the basic skills. Sailing is an affordable sport. “I think it’s a sport that is sometimes seen as elitist but you look at some of the smaller sailing schools like we have here in Meaford and it’s very affordable for kids,” said Molloy. “It doesn’t involve much more than wind and water. It’s pretty neat,” said Molloy. FALL EVENTS Dance It Out Louise Stewart Potts (certified Fitness Instructor) Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre $50 per session ($10 drop in) Mondays 6pm - 7pm Tuesdays 10am - 11am Fridays 10am - 11am Dance It Out (DIO) is a total body fitness based dance workout that includes all styles of dance.. Running shoes and mat required. Dance It Out will be at Woodford Community Centre Thursdays 6pm - 7pm September 29 – November 3 Line Dancing Darlene Nitzbon Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre $50 per session ($10 drop in) Mondays Beginner Class 5:15pm - 6:15pm Intermediate Class 6:30pm - 7:30pm Come out ready to kick up your heels, stomp your feet and shake your booty to some great music. All ages are welcome to come out and join in on the fun while being active. Zumba Darlene Nitzbon Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre $50 per session ($10 drop in) Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm A total workout combining all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle, conditioning, balance and flexibility. Running shoes, comfortable clothing and water required. Youth Hip Hop Erin McAndrew Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre $50 for 4 classes Ages 10 – 14 Tuesdays 7:15pm - 8:15pm October 4 - October 25 You will have the opportunity to create your own choreography that expresses your personal style and attitude, all while you make new dance friends! Runs the same time as StayFIT- so Mom’s can work out at the same time! StayFIT Sharon LeBlanc Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre $50 per session Tuesdays 7:15pm - 8:15pm This class is a high-energy program filled with variety! Every class will be different: Circuits, weights, fitness balls, and core strength all included in this class Low Impact Workout Sharon Challis Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre $50 per session Thursdays 10am - 11am Focus on full body fitness. This high-energy class is great for all ages who want to become more physically fit. Certified instructor. Bring a mat. A fitness ball will be required some weeks, a schedule will be provided. Gentle Yoga Paula Stepan Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre $50 per session Wednesdays 10am - 11am A gentle yoga series designed to boost energy, improve activity level, build strength and mobility, and increase range of motion in joints and spine. Mat required. Yoga For Life Paula Stepan Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre $50 per session 6 week program Thursdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm Combines poses and breathing techniques that balance, purify and strengthen both the body and mind. Mat required. Fitness For Youth Sharon LeBlanc Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre RPYFIT $25 for 6 week program Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm November 8 - December 13 Each week will have a different, fun way to stay active. Fitness Drumming, Amazing Race and more! Introduction to Digital Photography Krystal Armitage (Krystal Klear Photography) Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre RPPHOTO Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm $20/workshop - register for all 5, receive $10 off - only $90 Must bring your own digital (DSLR) camera September 14: Camera Basics: Learning about your Municipality of MeafordRecreation Programs FITNESS, DANCE, COOKING &MORE Sessions begininSeptember! full programdetails 519-538-1060 ext1415 For a list of Meaford events please visit $3 Drop-in $15 per child (Ages 5 & up) $25 Seasons Pass Saturdays 10am - 11am Visit for dates and times hosted by chef Rheanna Kish. throughout the Fall & Winter. September 10 10am - 11am Friday Night Socials October 22 10am - 11am Meaford Hall & Cultural Centre - Galleries November 12 10am - 11am camera September 21: Introduction: Setting Your Aperture September 28: Introduction: Setting Your Shutter Speed October 5: Introduction: Setting Your ISO Saturday, October 15: 11am - 12pm Photography Walk (location TBD) Urban Poling Workshop Sharon Challis Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre $20 / 2 hour workshop Saturday, September 24 10am - 12pm The use of walking poles can burn 20-46% more calories than walking alone. Suitable for all ages. Safe Stretch Joanne Pineau Myo-fascial Release Classes Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre $25 each class Saturday, October 8 9:30am - 10:30am Saturday, October 15 9:30am - 10:30am These are optional classes to practice what you learned during the workshop. Bring a mat, foam rollers and therapy balls. PAINT Jam! Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre $35. Each class includes all materials, instruction, and a glass of wine or local microbrew! Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm Sept 28, Oct 19, Nov 23, Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 29, Apr 26, May 31 From beginner to seasoned artists, all are welcome. Pre-registration is required, all materials supplied. Indoor Walk Club Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am - 9:30am September 27, 2016 until March 30, 2017 $15 season pass or $2 drop-in A safe indoor location to come and walk when the weather turns nasty. Indoor Pickelball Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre •GAS, DIESEL, ICE •STORAGE •DOCKAGE Fridays 7:30pm - 9pm FREE! Biweekly beginning Sept. 23, Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4 & 18, Jan. 6, 20, Feb. 3, 17, Mar. 3, 17, 31 Cash bar. YOUTH PROGRAMS Home Alone Course ages 10 + Meaford & District Fire Hall Friday, September 30 (PA Day) 9am - 2pm Cost $30 Red Cross Babysitting Course ages 11 + Meaford & District Fire Hall Session 1: Friday, October 28 (PA Day) Session 2: Friday, March 17 (March Break) 9am - 4pm Cost $50 recprograms@meaford. ca or call 519-538-1060 ext 1415 for more information. Fun In The Kitchen Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre $25 per person $10 per child when accompanied by an adult $45 Family Rate (based on 2 adults, 2 children) Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm Seasoned cooks, beginners and children (accompanied by an adult) are all welcome. Register for all 6, get one FREE! September 21 5:30pm - 7:30pm October 19 5:30pm - 7:30pm November 23 5:30pm - 7:30pm December 14 5:30pm - 7:30pm January 25 5:30pm - 7:30pm February 22 5:30pm - 7:30pm Kids In The Kitchen Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre •BOAT REPAIRS •MARINE SUPPLIES •MARINE SERVICE Service • Supplies • Storage • Docking 103 Bayfield St., Meaford, ON 1-877-864-1552 December 10 10am - 11am January 21 10am - 11am February 25 10am - 11am Register for all 6 classes and get one free! Heritage Cooking Program with the Meaford Museum Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre $10 per person Fridays 10:00am-11:30am September 16 - March 31 (excluding holidays) email: or call 519-538-5974. Share A Cup Of Tea Wednesdays at 10:00am starting in September. $5.00 per person. Meetings are monthly and will start in September. Email or call 519-538-5974 for more details. MEAFORD COMMUNITY HARVEST SUPPER Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre Free Community Event in partnership with Golden Town Outreach and Municipality of Meaford. Wednesday, October 26, 5 to 7 pm MEAFORD HALL EVENTS MacKenzie Blues Band CD release Wed Oct 5, 8pm $25 Presented by Meaford Hall. Join them for this intimate show and CD release party! *please note this is a rescheduled show, tickets for the original date of June 16 will be honoured Ones Beatles #1 Hits Sat Oct 15, 8pm $37 .com Presented by Live Is All Over 80 Years in Business! •PUMP OUTS •CHANDLERY You Need Inc Dragon’s Den Meaford Wed Oct 26, 7:30pm $25 Meaford Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to present the 8th annual Dragons’ Den Meaford: watch local entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of “Dragons” to win cash and prizes. Searson Canadian Celtic pop Fri Oct 28, 8 pm $33 Presented by Meaford Hall Steve Poltz singer | songwriter Sat Oct 29, 8 pm $35 Presented by lrish Mountain Music ON THE SCREEN ‘Thursday Flicks’ I presented by Meaford Hall, and sponsored by Scott Kocher and Paul Boulter of TD Wealth. Sing Street film Thur Oct 6, 4pm $10 advance $12 day of Dark Horse film Thur Oct 13, 4pm $10 advance $12 day of Celebrate Mealord Hall Arts & Cultural Centre’s 10th Anniversary with three special nights! Book all three shows for just $95 Celtic Tenors Mealord Hall 10th Anniverrary Celebration! Thur Dec 1, 8pm $55 Presented by M Mealord eatord Hall A Burlesque Evening! Meoford Hall 10th Anniverrary Celebration! Fri Dec 2, 8pm $25 Presented by Meaford Hall Rockin’ the Hall & Silent Auction MHCF 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert Sat Dec 3, 8pm $40 Thur Oct 20, 4pm $10 advance Celebrating 10 years! Check out our websiteand facebookpage for afull listing of our greatshows &events $12 day of ‘Films For Thought’ He Named Me Malala doc film Sun Sept 25, 1pm $7 adults $2 students Running time 88 minutes, rated PG 13 for thematic elements involving disturbing images and threats Utopia doc film Sun Oct 30, 1 pm $7 adults $2 students IN THE GALLERIES Changing Colours Meaford Creative Arts Association Sept 13 to Nov 13 Messages from Haida Gwaii Marylin Leischnig Jan 9 to March 4 Meaford Scarecrow Invasion 2016 Celebrating 20 Years With Music! Friday, September 30, 2016 5:00pm - OPP Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Riding Team 6:00pm - Scarecrow Parade 6:30pm - Family Festival arts &cultural centre CHANTAL KREVIAZUK Tuesday, November 15 8pm $68 877.538.0463 12 Nelson St.E.Meaford

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