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The Shelburne Freelancer                            Friday, August 28, 2015

This week at The Shelburne BIA Farmer's Market, GRAHAM & MAX DUO PERFORMED LIVE! 

Didn't Make the Market? No Problemm Catch three songs right here on the Shelburne Freelancer! 

The Shelburne Freelancer                            Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Been A While Since Your Last Visit To
 The Rosemont Country Store? 
Treat Yourself!

Take a virtual tour of 


 Rosemont General Store

(Above) Owner of The Rosemont General Store &Cafe, Janice O'Born. 


 Rosemont General Store

 & Cafe

Haven’t stopped in at the Rosemont General Store lately? It's far from being a post office now'a days! Steeped in old country charm, treat yourself to a shopping experience where you will find one of a kind items handcrafted in Canada.

Store owner, Janice O’Born is very excited about her little country store, carefully choosing handmade items found in Canada for the most part incorporating a little British charm adding that flair of the unique.

Having undergone renovations and expansions fairly recently resulting in a beautiful addition now cafe, O’Born is responsible for creating nine jobs in her community proudly announcing that the Rosemont General Store was re-designed to be self-sufficient during a power outage providing a place of warmth, food,security where the Rosemont community could take solace.

The Rosemont General store, found just across the street from the locally famous, Globe Restaurant, is not a source of competition.

“We support The Globe. In fact, their famous biscuits are served here as well on the lunch menu,” commented O’Born, “ We compliment each other.” As seen below, there are a large variety of products available that range from the collectible, the eccentric, modern, traditional, eclectic, and all with a common thread, most products in addition to being Canadian made, almost all are environmentally friendly right down to the selection of children's wooden toys, which of course is a terrific segway to the quality of the products which can only be described as, the best of the best. 

Enough About The Wonderful Products 

Available at the Rosemont General Store!

What About The Food?

Head Chef, Jason Reiner

Ah, but alas, where does one begin to recite the wide array of meals, desserts, treats, sandwiches, and with a constantly changing menu, The Rosemont General Store & Cafe is a "foody's" paradise.

O'Born saw fit to hire a Head Chef. Originally form Mono Cliff's Inn, Head Chef, Jason Reiner, was the perfect fit having relocated to Horning's Mills seeking the quiet country life for he and his family. 

With Sous Chef Ashley Werner at Reiner's side, it can be no surprise the quality of the meals served are sheer delight and professionally created. Rumour has it the Bread Pudding is almost impossible to keep in stock due to high demand. Just to "kick it up" a notch, O'Born had a state of the art stone oven installed and it doesn't take a a fantastic imagination to contemplate the amazing pizza, bread, and other tantalizing delectable treats one can enjoy on any given day. 

Sandwiches, cakes and pastries, stone oven and Sous Chef, Ashley Werner.

And There's More?

With a motivated store owner like O'Born, there will always be something more. The Rosemont General Store & Cafe, is a fully licensed facility which also offers catering, hosts birthday parties, and other events are welcomed bookings. There is a huge variety of frozen food products available as well. 

And what does the future hold? O'Born, a true philanthropist in nature has already managed to donate $6000 to My Sister's Place, and envisions a future where classes can be taught, teaching bread making, pickling, creating more venues for charity. As O'Born states it best, "We all have different abilities. I like to focus on abilities not disabilities." O'Born plans to include everyone as she continues growing her country store, now a community staple and beloved meeting place.  

For more information, contact The Rosemont General Store at 705-435-6575, email, follow them on Twitter @RosemontGeneral, follow them on FaceBook at Rosemont General Store or visit their website at 

The Shelburne Freelancer                                         August 24, 2015

Canning & Preserving   Bernardin Specialist,
Emerie Brine Visited Horning's Mills Hall For An 
Instructional Seminar

Emerie Brine( above) of Bernardin, a maker of preserving jars and other products, visited Horning's Mills Hall for an Instructional Seminar hosted by the Horning's Mills Women's Institute. 

Dispelling myths and providing cautionary tales, Brine's delivery was extremely informative bringing the art of canning and preserving into the future. 

Presenting to a packed room of both experienced and inexperienced canners, Brine's information and wealth of experience was enlightening to all in attendance. 

Recipes located on the Bernardin website have been highly scrutinized by the company to ensure safety regulations from start to finish throughout the canning process. Brine recommends following the recipes to the letter in order to be safe,create a healthy product, and know that the item produced will maintain sealed integrity until time of use. 

Master Baker in the Military, Brine can honestly report doubling a recipe seldom produces the same recipe in taste or uniformity, and recommends making two batches for that reason.

Having been a tester in Kraft Kitchens for ten years, Brine can assure Bernardin products are designed with intent, tested for safety and security and for that reason highly recommends never using the rubber sealer lids twice, but rather purchase the Bernardin hard plastic screw on lids for use once product has been opened and is ready for repeated use, stored in the refrigerator. 

Brine recommends sterilizing jars in boiling water citing oven heating can't guarantee a constant temperature surrounding every jar. Common sense plays a role in canning and preserving as a Brine Motto clearly states, upon opening a jar of preserve, scrutinize, and,"When in Doubt- Throw it out!" 

Other tips include, using lemon juice, ie Real Lemon brand, more concentrated than juice from an actual lemon, table salt not recommended for pickling, and be certain to follow recipes as acidity levels have already been evaluated and considered with all Bernardin recipes. 

Approximately 40 people attended the seminar, men and women. Women's Institute Rose Program coordinator, Deb Fawcett is responsible for bringing educational programs to WI members & the community at large in various ways to help improve their life skills and was very pleased with the turn out.

Contact Deb Fawcett at for more information. 

Today's thought process of Canning and Preserving is a little different from what Grama used to do. Find out a few do's and don'ts with Specialist , Emerie Brine Of Bernardin. 

Consign it Plus.Com Carries Variety of Gold, Silver, & Designer Jewelry? Who Knew? Now You Know!

Worth checking Into!

Located on Shelburne's Main Street, Consign it Plus probably has just what you're looking for! 

The Shelburne Freelancer                            Monday, August 24, 2015

                  Lacombe, Alberta wins Coors Banquet's 
                  One Horse Town Concert Contest!

To the dismay of country music lovers across Dufferin County, Lacombe Alberta are the winners of  Coors Banquet's One Horse Town Contest and will receive a free concert featuring Tim Hicks and The Road Hammers and all the bells and whistles that go along with it.  

Winners were announced over Facebook which is a clear indication of the important role social media plays in our society. Go to the button below to see the facebook video announcement. Email Lacombe Congratulations :

Shelburne's Very Own Pharmacist of 
Shelburne Town Pharmacy, Sanjay Lekhi 
Nominated For Prestigious Award 

"I am happy to share that I have been  nominated for Pharmacist of The Year In The Charitable Work Category for 2015.Thanks a lot for your loyalty and trust, " commented Lekhi. (Above) 

The Shelburne's Vote Counts!

Shelburne Town Pharmacy  has become an absolute staple in Shelburne, and largely responsible for the business's success is owner and Pharmacist, Sanjay Lekhi. 
Creating more of a community meeting place than just a pharmacy, Lekhi has, through his good and kind nature, welcomed Shelburnites as family, and shared his family with Shelburnites. 
Lekhi's business practice is very modern in it's approach to reaching out to community and giving back in very generous ways. Hosting several after hour customer appreciation dinners, extending his help to businesses who need a forum to reach the community, Shelburne Town Pharmacy has been host to dance class, baby music class, Karate demonstrations, home based businesses indoor demonstrations and sampling, and this doesn't begin to cover Lekhi's Charitable work. 

Recently winning an Award of Excellence for raising over $1400 for Sick Children's Hospital, Lekhi's customers now friends had rallied behind he and his family volunteering their time to make the event, and it was an EVENT, possible. Many know Lehki as reliable, trustworthy, extremely knowledgeable, and eager to above and beyond the call of duty to make certain his customers have what they need when they need it. 
In appreciation of Lekhi's hard work, Shelburnites can help make winning this award possible by voting for Lekhi The link below will bring to you to website to vote for Pharmacist of the Year Award, but hurry, the deadline is September 4, 2015! 

At the Shelburne BIA Farmer's Market, August, 20th

Musician, guitarist, and songwriter, John Michael Green performs original piece. Have a listen! 

Who Y'a Gonna Call? Stump Busters!

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Town Of Shelburne & Keeping Its Residents Safe! 

As neighbourhoods mature, nature does as well, often expanding to the point where trees can overhang into yards, take down fences, and affect the safety of an environment. 

When the Town of Sheburne receives calls of concern, an assessment will take place and if in agreement, the matter will get resolved by tree maintenance specialists as in this case, a team of tree removal and maintenance specialists, The Stump Busters. 

Although the company name suggests a profession of fun in the outdoors, this is a serious profession. If you have a concern, consult a professional. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                            Monday, August 17, 2015

Busy Weekend At 
Dufferin County's Museum & Archives 
 followed by 
Annual Vintage Car, Bike & Tractor Show 2015!

This wonderful event was catered by The Globe Restaurant, located in Rosemont. Wonderfully creative presentation, professionally skilled servers, and an absolutely delectable array of the best tasting food, made this event, " Divine Dining Extraordinaire!  "  

What an excellent event held on the evening of August 15th, at Dufferin County Museum & Archives. Beds, Booze,& Busy Bodies' discussion was hosted by DCMC's Curator Sarah Robinson and was a resounding success. Nostalgia filled the museum as event goers related real life accounts of people in their family who could remember the topic subject matter,'Hotels in Dufferin County between the late 1800's and early 1900's.' Robison presented the information in a very engaging manner and the information was delivered beautifully.

Couldn't attend? Well enjoy this brief snippet (L)featuring DMCA Curator, Sarah Robinson.


DCMA'S Annual Vintage Car, Bike & Tractor Show 2015

The Grand River Band performed live during DCMA's Annual Vintage Car, Bike & Tractor Show.

Missed the Show? 

See some of  it right here!

A Look From Above!
  Photograph Generously Provided By Ralph & Kimberly Evans

Last week at the Shelburne BIA Farmer's Market August 13th


Brown's Musical Time Machine Band treated Shelburnites with a return visit to Shelburne's BIA Farmer's Market.

Condolences to the Paterson Family 
& The Community of Shelburne

The Funeral Service for beloved, and community cherished,12 year old, Natasha Paterson to be held at The Royal Canadian Legion, Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 

6 p.m. located at 203 William St. Online condolences may be placed at

The Shelburne Freelancer                            Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Marketing Mommas Attract Outdoor Vendors Sunday, August 9,
 at the Agricultural Fair Grounds

To get in touch with any of these Vendors, Contact The Marketing Mommas on Facebook. 

Local Girl Succumbs To Injuries Involving A Horse 

At Shelburne FiddleFest Parade

It was a sad and tragic day in Shelburne for a local family and the local community.

Today, just before 1pm, in the staging area for the 65th annual Fiddle Fest Parade in Shelburne, a tragic incident took the life of a 12 year old girl.

Shelburne Police and the Coroner’s office continue to investigate this incident; however foul play does not appear to be a factor at this point in the investigation.

The girl was getting ready to take part in the annual parade, when a few minutes before it started, the horse she was on reared up causing her and the horse to fall.

Dufferin Paramedics, Shelburne Fire, and Shelburne Police were all immediately at hand in the parade staging area. She was tended to very quickly by emergency personnel. The young girl was air lifted to Headwaters Hospital in Orangeville, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The staging area was crowded with all the parade participants, as well as the girl’s family and friends.

The parade was cancelled as a result of this incident.

The Shelburne Police extends their sincere sympathies to the family of the victim, and to all those in the community effected by it. 

This update provided by The Shelburne Police Department.

Message From The Shelburne Freelancer : Please keep decency up front and centre in the face of this tragedy with regards to media. It is with great sorrow our community must face this tragedy while keeping the family close to our hearts and minds. May our thoughts and prayers echo sympathy, compassion and continued support during a time of unfathomable loss.
Alex Sher
The Shelburne Freelancer.

The Shelburne Freelancer                              Friday, August 7, 2015

This Week At The Shelburne BIA Farmers Market

Sound Therapist, Lisa- Kristine Arlt, New Vendor at Shelburne BIA Farmer's Market 

This may sound like therapy that is just right for you!

The Shelburne Freelancer                              Thursday, August 6, 2015

Are you Guided By Nature? 
Meet Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Suzanne Lyon 
and find out!

Meet Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Suzanne Lyon and discover how getting back to basics can change your life.

 Suzanne Lyon, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist has a unique and natural approach to healing. Owner of her own business practice, Guided By Nature, Lyon has discovered that many people who claim to be depressed are often exhausted from their fast past lives which causes stress, perpetuating a domino effect of health issues often resulting in digestive issues. A first step to achieve better health is to take a step back from the hectic and step towards better digestion making the most of the food we eat. Lyon, being a responsible professional does caution,"We have medical doctors for a good reason! It's just nice to give people an option." 

Those options chosen responsibly with the help of a Registered Holistic Nutritionist can make a big difference in a person's quality of life as some conventional medications can cause additional digestive issues. 

Lyon can help with Asthma, Allergies, Immune Issues, Weight Loss, Digestive Issues, Arthritic Pain, Migraines and many more health issues. Lyons commented, noting,intolerance to additives, chemicals and preservatives, is a big red flag,"The biggest challenge I come across is trying to get the digestive system working. We need healthy bacteria, like the kind found in acidophilus, and yogurt. Sometimes people need digestive enzymes, like the kind found in Beets or Pineapple for example. I often use essential oils in treatment as well."

Lyon offers a unique service conducting home visits, offering visits in her home office, and welcomes the chance to teach in group sessions. 

A helpful tip Lyon recommends for pets who are frightened of thunder-Lavender oil helps! Who Knew!?!

Lyon's home Office is located in Honeywood. For more information, Facebook Suzanne Lyon, email her at guidedbynature@ or call 705-794-8956.

Below, an exclusive video interview with Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Suzanne Lyon brought to you by The Shelburne Freelancer, Sharing Shelburne With The World! 

Find out if you are Guided By Nature in this exclusive video interview with local Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Suzanne Lyon.