Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68FOCUS - DECEMBER 2016 47 Merry Christmas from all of us at Focus on Scugog I meant to thank you earlier for such a great job on the November issue of Focus, and the article about Hazel was awesome! Peter Hvidsten is here now talking to Poul Poulsson who he realized (af- ter reading the article) his dad was in “Little Norway” also. Cool right? Peter brought in a couple of books to show Poul. Debbie Armstrong, Port Perry Villa Hi MaryAnn. Again, another great issue. Thanks for your team’s hard work. Sue & Neil Bradley Thank you Lynn for the fabulous write up on our Greenbank Black Light puppeteers in November’s edition of Focus on Scugog. You have a wonderful way of weav- ing words together. Thank you for promoting our upcoming event. I hope you are able to see one of the performances this year. Sincerely Brian Jones, Greenbank Good Morning, MaryAnn! Before retiring, I owned and operated a commercial photogra- phy studio in Toronto where I cre- ated eye-grabbing photos for some of Canada’s largest and best-known consumer advertisers. I always gave my shots a test: Pretend it was a magazine cover; would it ‘stand out’ if it was placed on a rack with a hundred other covers? Your October cover, ‘More Peas Please’, would certainly pass the test with flying colours. Con- gratulations! Murray Wilson You really outdid yourself this month. You might like to know that Ken Dowson sits beside me at choir and he is truly a wonderful giving person. What a lovely story. Then we all loved our G-Mom page. Thanks so very much. We have had to add an extra table .... Yeah! Then the Lloyd Wakeford story. What a tribute to an amazing man. He also goes to my church and he always attended Soup’s on Us. You might like to know that he died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday night (November 9). He had spent an amazing af- ternoon with Eileen Gerber and her dog. She said he just shared so many amazing memories. This beautiful man left the earth gracefully and with no suffering. We are thankful. His service will be Tuesday. Thought you would like to know. Thanks for again a most insight- ful meaningful issue. Tinie Evans What a wonderful issue. Also thanks so much for the coverage of the Symposium. You are a gem! Martha Casson Our famous pea counting friend left a message thanking us for the story in the October issue of Focus. They made $10,000 and sold 536 turkey dinners. Woo hoo! John DeBono Once again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you, please shop local and Merry Christmas! MaryAnn Fleming and the whole Focus gang. Wow, time flies! I can’t believe another year is coming to an end, I feel like I blinked and 2016 is over! This message is two fold. One, to wish ab- solutely everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and two, to share some feed- back we receive. Every month while we are out and about, whether it is delivering extra copies, visiting clients to see if they are interested in advertising, talking with people so that we are able to tell their story or at an event taking photos – verbally we hear how people love to read Focus ‘cover to cover’. Some people send in an email with the same type of message and we thought we would share a few from this past month with you. Before you do read them, please know that whenever we do hear these comments, the first thing we say to people is, “if you love it that much, please support our advertisers, because without them, we would not be here”. Thank you to each and every one of our ad- vertisers and you the reader, your support is so appreciated.