Beaver’s top photos of 2022 July to December

NDSS' Connor Birney, seen here carrying the ball, is one of four Napanee players named to the 2023 KASSAA football all-star teams. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Continuing with our look back of 2022, here’s the second half of the year with photos from July to December


Avery Hine decks out her bike in Canadiana to prepare for the 2022 Bath Canada Day parade. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Tristian Jordan shares a kiss with Tyler Wallace after he and his son Jackson paused the Bath Canada Day Parade to make a very special proposal. Submitted photo.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Umicore CEO Mathias Miedreich (left) were at Queen’s University in July to announce a $1.5 billion investment from the company to build an electric vehicle battery material manufacturing plant in Loyalist Township. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Peyton Conger of the U15 Napanee Express slides in safely to score on a wild pitch during July’s PWSA Qualifier, held at the Napanee Fairgrounds. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and 1939 Coupe were among the over 100 classic vehicles on display during the first ever Napanee Car Show and Flea Market, held at the Fairgrounds in July. The fundraising event brought in over $3,000 for Ride for Dad.Photo by Adam Prudhomme.


Ruby Fitch enjoys a ride during the 189th Napanee Fair. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

The Tavistock Athletics celebrate after the final out of the 2022 Canadian Fast Pitch U20 Championship, which they won 8-3 over the host Napanee Express. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Robbie Barker of the Napanee U20 Express takes a healthy swing during the gold medal final. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Napanee’s U20 Express met with members of the 1982 Napanee Legionnaires prior to a U20 Canadians game. The Legionnaires were the first Napanee team to capture a national fast pitch title and were honoured prior to the game for the 40th anniversary of their record setting accomplishment. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Golf trick shot expert Todd Keirstead very carefully lines up his shot with Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation treasurer Jeff Cuthill as his tee. Keirstead was the entertainment during the LACGH Foundation’s 25th annual golf tournament, held Aug. 10 at the Napanee Golf and Country Club. The event was a huge success, raising over $56,000 to help keep medical care close to home in Napanee. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Before setting off on his 24-day trek, Phil Boyer took the Napanee Beaver for a test run on his solar powered boat on the Napanee River. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Geocachers hit the waters of the Napanee River Friday morning in search of caches as part of the 2022 Discover L&A Mega Event. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.


Spud Wilson was honoured with cake to bid him a happy retirement after 17 years as owner of Spud’s Restaurant. Submitted photo.

The plaques for Pattie Sharpe and Roger Mills were unveiled on Sept. 15 and were added to the Greater Napanee Sports Hall of Fame, located on the wall just outside the Goodyear Rink of the Strathcona Paper Centre. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Queen Elizabeth cuts the ribbon to officially open the Loyalist Parkway on Sept. 27, 1984. In September of 2022 the Beaver ran this photo in honour of her passing at the age of 96. Photo by Tina Skelly.

Nova and Naya Dunkley take part in a community drum circle, led by Ollin, during Greater Napanee’s Culture Day event, which took part at the Conservation Park pavilion in September. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.


Greater Napanee deputy mayor candidates Brian Calver, Eric DePoe and John McCormack squared-off in a debate in October at the SPC. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Twins Adam and Ryan Stevenson had a colourful battle using paints from Smash Studio Sessions during the second annual Hollow Square Market Hollow’s Eve event, held in October in Newburgh. Despite the windy conditions, the event saw a huge turn out as guests explored the market and enjoyed live music. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

NDSS tennis players Derek Li and Lindsay Davis cut the ribbon to officially re-open the high school’s remodelled tennis and pickle ball court. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Lillian Rogers rolls a pumpkin down the front hall of Southview Public School, part of Rachel Hendry’s annual Grade 4 ‘pumpkin math’ project. The class learned about height and mass by measuring the pumpkins and then concluded the lesson with a competition to see who could roll their pumpkin the furthest while looking to unseat the reigning champion, vice-principal Bill Dowling. As a joke the students gave the vice-principal a 90-pound pumpkin to roll before allowing him to roll a regular size. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.


Storme Planetta-Hagdins, age 2, shows her Canadian pride at the Lennox and Addington cenotaph during 2022’s Remembrance Day ceremony. Both her grandparents are veterans. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Odessa’s Children Choir, under the director of Molly Luhta, sing a Cree lullaby during a Songs for Peace fundraiser, held in November at Napanee’s Grace United Church. The event raised $1,130 for Ukrainian-Canadian Social Services, which assists those displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.


Local education workers staged a one-day strike in downtown Napanee on Nov. 4. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.


Bag pipers lead the way during Greater Napanee’s Parade of Lights. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Newburgh’s Community Christmas Concert returned in-person after a two year hiatus. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Napanee’s Ben White helps to collect bears thrown on the ice after he scored the first goal during the Raiders’ annual teddy bear toss game. The toys will now be donated to Morningstar Mission. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

The ladies of NorthFIRE Circus Acts illuminated the evening with a dazzling fire show during the Museum of Lennox and Addington’s outdoor event A Winter Eve’s Light, held Dec. 13. Live reindeer were also on hand from Sherwood’s Reindeer Farm and inside the museum featured a performance from Django’s Kitchen. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.






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