Beaver’s Top Photos of 2021 January to June

One of the more fun stories occurred in May when a cow wandered downtown Napanee after kicking its way out of its trailer. After exploring Dundas Street for a bit the cow was corralled into another trailer and there were no injuries to human or animal. Photo by Melissa Corbet.

As 2021 comes to a close the Beaver looks back on some of our favourite photos from the last 12 months. Here are some of the highlights of the first half of the year which saw the introduction of mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics, some fun in the snow, a cow wandering downtown Napanee, a very unique NDSS graduation ceremony and so much more.


The date on this Napanee Beaver newspaper, found by Wally and Heather Ibersen of North Augusta, Ont., reads 1883. The Beaver was first published in 1870. Submitted photo.

Ben McPherson (right), who grew up in Napanee, has established Northern Strength Academy in Whitehorse, YT with Jeremy McCullogh (left). Their clients include Buffalo Sabres prospect and Team Canada’s Junior Team captain Dylan Cozens (centre). Submitted photo.

Jack Neadow is pulled down a hill at the Napanee Golf and Country Club. Tobogganers of all ages have frequented the hill to take advantage of the ideal sliding conditions. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Dorothy Richmond, a resident at Napanee’s John M Parrott Centre, celebrated her 100th birthday. Submitted photo.


Maddi Scott and Karson Scott play some shinny hockey on the outdoor rink located at Huron Park in Greater Napanee. With access to ice limited this year, the rink has been a popular place for skaters of all ages this winter. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Quinn Doyle, a student at NDSS’ School to Community program, shows off his paintings that illustrate his rescue of a snapping turtle. His painting was named the region’s top entry in a province wide contest calling on students to depict kindness as a renewable resource. Submitted photo.

Students at J.J. O’Neill Catholic School enjoy a skate on a custom built rink in the playground. photo by Kevin Dorey.

An eagle soars high above Greater Napanee. Though still endangered, eagles have been making a comeback to the region in the last couple of years and have been a more common sight in local skies this winter. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

A Via Rail train rolls through a snow storm towards the Napanee rail bridge to cross the Napanee River. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Diane Irwin puts the finishing touches on a gnome made of a snow. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Cynthia Surette leads a team of Napanee Rotarians as they embark on their Coldest Night of the Year walk, which was held in February in support of the Morningstar Mission. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.


LACGH chief of staff Dr. Kim Morrison speaks at the opening of Napanee’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic, located inside the Strathcona Paper Centre. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Members of Lennox and Addington OPP, Greater Napanee Emergency Services, Lennox and Addington Community Living, Lennox and Addington County Autism Network, Jamie and Jaclyn’s No Frills and Lennox and Addington Mutual Insurance show off sensory support kits that were donated to first responders. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Community Foundation Lennox and Addington executive director Bob Childs accepts a $5,000 cheque from RBC Global Citizen award winner Cynthia Surette, who donated to the 180 Degree No Poverty Fund. Submitted photo.

Jacquie Rowe cuts the ribbon to officially open Lennox and Addington County General Hospital’s expanded chemotherapy unit while LACGH board chair Allan MacGregor, nurses manager Kelly Bodie, RN Jordan Kiupers, pharmacy director Anna Huisman and pharmacy tech Lisa Jones look on. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Zoey Pelow and Ivy Pelow made a socially distanced visit with the Easter Bunny at Beaver Lake Lion’s Park in Erinsville in March. The event was hosted by the Tamworth and District Lion’s Club and saw over 100 kids meet with the Easter Bunny for a photo. A total of 10 grocery bags full of non-perishable food items for the local food bank. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.


A late April blast of winter covered the first blooming flowers of the season, such as these daffodils. Fortunately the warm weather returned quickly. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Deseronto’s Trevor Withers makes a blocker save during an EOSHL exhibition game held at the SPC in April. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Jack Morrison mingles with a pack of alpacas during an open house held at Hickory Lane Alpacas on Good Friday. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Earthub founder Brittanny Belanger, who grew up in Yarker, is passionate about keeping materials such as pill bottles out of landfills. Submitted photo.


One of the more fun stories occurred in May when a cow wandered downtown Napanee after kicking its way out of its trailer. After exploring Dundas Street for a bit the cow was corralled into another trailer and there were no injuries to human or animal. Photo by Melissa Corbet.

The latest internet fad found its way to Lennox and Addington, with local businesses and fire departments taking part in a friendly sign war.

A family of Canadian geese briefly held up traffic on the Napanee River trail. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.


Members of the Greater Napanee Gender and Sexuality Alliance stand next to one of 16 picnic tables that were painted in Pride colours throughout the municipality. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

A tree outside the Jubilee Apartments on Camden Road in Napanee was adorned with stuffed animals in tribute to the 215 children who never returned home from a residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Greater Napanee CAO Ray Callery was presented with a special plaque to honour his over 30 years of service with the municipality. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

George Robins attaches yarn to the fence at Springside Park as part of the CNIB’s Deafblind Awareness Month campaign. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

One of the signs that lines the outdoor path that NDSS students  walked during a special grad ceremony held in the NDSS courtyard. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Gracey Shea was one of two leading graduates.
Her awards include:
Charlotte Uens Scholarship
Golden Hawk Volunteer Award at the Gold level
Napanee Lions Club Award
OPP Youth Foundation Bursary
Students’ Council Leading Graduate Award
Gracey also won a number of subject-based Awards of Excellence.
Gracey is heading into the Bachelor of Nursing Science degree program through St. Lawrence College.

Ben White was also a leading graduate.
His awards include:
Students’ Council Leading Graduate Award
Olive Salsbury Award as well as subject-based Awards of Excellence
Ben is returning for year five before hoping to head to Queens for Civil Engineering.

NDSS’ Class of 2021 Valedictorian was Carter Branson.
Carter graduated with a Specialist High Skills Major in the Transportation sector. He is returning for year 5 before hoping to attend the University of Windsor for Automotive Engineering.

Two-year-old Poppy Bruder picks a bright red strawberry from the field at Paulridge Berry Farms. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

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