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A Curtice family welcomed a group of very special guests who dropped – or rather, rolled in for lunch July 18. Tammy and Scott Henegar waited with anticipation for the arrival of the JettRide – a cross-country cycle tour for teens to raise funds and awareness to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

It’s a cause close to the Henegars’ heart. Two years ago, their son Braedan, now 6, was diagnosed with Duchenne – a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence.

If you’ve seen large black plumes of smoke rising from the wetlands and marsh areas along the southern shore of Lake Erie you’ve probably seen the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District at work.

The district, working with other governmental and non-profit organizations, has been conducting controlled burns to rid the marshes and wetlands of an invasive plant species, focusing on the species Phragmites australis – also known as the common reed – in particular.

Public Service Director Paul Roman said at a council meeting on Monday that he will recommend that Dustin Road be repaved in phases.

Dustin Road and Isaac Streets Drive for years have been in poor condition. Roman said last year that Dustin and Isaac Streets are among the worst roads in the city.

The city sought grants to help fund the costly $2 million project, but was unsuccessful.

Chamber raising funds for new playground

Plans for a new playground at Pearson Metropark call for more than the typical swings and slides. The new landscape will have those elements, of course, but the Pearson Playscape will offer much more.

New playgrounds in the Metroparks are being designed with unique, interactive sculptures created by a local company to reflect the natural environments of the parks. At Pearson, the new playground will incorporate sculptures of trees and animals that are enticing to children and educational at the same time.

The Press encourages responses to articles and opinions. In order to provide for fair comment, The Press will have the following policy covering election letters to the editor:

The last issue for letters regarding the Aug. 7 special election will be the second issue (July 30)  before the election. No letters will be published in the issue immediately prior (Aug. 6)  to the election except for letters limited to direct rebuttal of election-related issues appearing in the second to last issue

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