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Fri. October. 13, 2017

Bruno and Stephanie Paravan got some much needed support from some friends at the Marlborough Pub’s 10th anniversary bash Sat., Sept. 23 at the Alfred Taylor community Centre in North Gower. The event was a fundraiser for the Matthew the Brave Foundation. Matthew Paravan, their son, suffers from a seizure disorder that, at ten years old, has left him basically undiagnosed and suffering up to 250 seizures daily, wheelchair bound and unable to speak or eat orally. Over the past four years, the Paravan Family has spent over two years hospitalized at Sick Kids in Toronto and CHEO. Amazingly, throughout this ordeal Matthew seldom complains and has learned to communicate through the use of flashcards or an iPad. He continues to be the same funny, caring, sports loving little boy he always was. It is the hope of the Marlborough Pub to raise funds to help his family offset the enormous financial burden the past four years has left them with. “We wanted to have a celebration for our anniversary, but we wanted to make it for a good cause,” said Jason Moore of the Marlborough Pub. “I have known Matthew’s mother since we were six years old. We wanted to do something that would make a difference.”
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Dickinson Square art
Hannah Blaine presents her hand- embroidered image of the buildings of Dickinson Square, past and present to (left to right) Brian Earl, RTHS, Hannah Blaine, Maureen McPhee, RTHS, Elaine Eagen, Watson’s Mill.  The design is taken from historical maps and pictures. 
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South Carleton grad Kealey selected in first round of NLL Draft
It was a big day on the draft day stage as South Carleton grad JP Kealey was selected in the first round of the National Lacrosse League Draft, held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre Sept. 18.
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Fundraising fashion show

NIN Collection and the Black Dog Bistro again teamed up for their annual fundraising fashion show to fight children’s cancer. Pictured are, left to right, Carol Anne Meehan (emcee), NIN Collection owner Eva Michaliszyn, and volunteer fashion models Isabelle, Lorraine, Mardi, Eliane and Michelle.
Photo by George Michaliszyn
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In the News

Concussion drives Canadian karate team member to pursue studies in cognitive science

Meghan Bowman is hoping to study Cognitive Sciences at Carleton University next year.
Messenger photo by
Phill Potter
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Laser vision
Manotick’s Tanner Schroeder (5), of the Kanata Lasers, and Barrhaven’s Noah Rowe (6), of the Kemptville 73’s, keep a close eye on each other during CCHL junior hockey action last month. The overage winger and former Metcalfe Jets and Winchester Hawks player is an assistant captain this season with Kanata this season.
Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto
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