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 49 Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season, I N S U R A N C E Your Protection is our Policy 905-985-8416 Steve, Jenn and the staff of Taylor Forder Insurance Letters to the editor continued from page 2 Mailbox A thumbs for a thumbs Dear Editor In response to the “Thumbs Down” to the construction crew completing the work on highway 7A that caused orange and black barrels to be left all summer for everyone to see - featured in the November issue….. I would like to offer a “Thumbs Up” to all the members of the construction crews who spent their entire summer working during night time hours only on this job. They did this so as not to disrupt traffic flow to our local businesses during daytime business hours or to create further congestion during cottage commuter season on an already too busy highway through town. I can imagine the challenges of completing all this work during night time hours only, and would instead like to show some appreciation to these guys and gals for missing out on spending their warm summer evenings at home with their families having a BBQ or enjoying a cold beverage as many of us may have been during this past beautiful summer. Construction can be frustrating for everyone, but we should remember the folks who are doing the work day and night are not the ones deciding how, when or what work gets done! Thank you! Kristi VanKessel Volunteers on the way Dear Editor Thank you for running the hospital article “Where have all the Volunteers Gone?”, in the November 2016 issue. It’s amazing what happens when you ask for help and a community responds by picking up the phone to say, “yes I can.” Since publication, we heard from people who want to give back after someone they know spent a lengthy stay in the hospital and they saw firsthand what a difference the volunteers make. Others say they didn’t know we needed help and would happily spend an hour volunteering for their local hospital. By helping us shake the tree, a spark ignited in the dormant volunteers to fill some of our empty spots. The Hospital Auxiliary could not have done this without your help. Today, as we circulate the Focus amongst hospital patients and their families, your help continues to find our future volunteers. Please know our volunteers walk a little taller with the understanding help is on the way. It wasn’t until someone tried to contact Linda by email that I noticed my error. The correct contact information is: Linda Romano, or 905-985-0220. On behalf of all the Port Perry hospital volunteers, thank you for your ongoing support. Sandra Spiers, Volunteer