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I.E. Weldon Secondary School teacher Mairi Bew tells Advocate Podcast host Denis Grignon that the stress of back-to-school is still there – but easing.

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I.E. Weldon Secondary School teacher Mairi Bew tells Advocate Podcast host Denis Grignon that the stress of back-to-school is still there – but easing.

In the past two weeks, we dined at three different restaurants in Lindsay. That’s a first. A few times a month is our norm. The increased number of visits isn’t because we suddenly became millionaires; (Nope, you’ll never see me holding up your milk purchase in line at the convenience store, as I furiously scratch-and-not-win at the counter).

We did so because restaurants could use our support. (And there’s that whole  “eating great food without mountains of dishes” thing).

As vigilant as I am these days – (I’m the masked up guy carrying a hockey stick that’s exactly two metres) – I can say that I never felt uneasy in any of these local establishments, which exercised their own deep vigilance. And they did so, I’m convinced, with a smile – despite it being covered with a mask. I – just – knew.

It’s why there’s a shout-out to two local restauranteurs in the newest episode of The Advocate Podcast. (We visited the third one after the episode was produced; but we’ll get to you in the future, for sure).

I refer to them simply by their first names – which is all that is needed in a community that’s really not that small, but still really feels that small.

In episode #16, I.E. Weldon Secondary student Jeanne Truax told us what back to school was like – the good, the not so good, the stressful – and why she was glad to be back. In the newest episode her teacher, Mairi Bew, offers an honest, thoughtful perspective from the other side of the classroom. Spoiler alert: it’s getting less stressful.

And speaking of stress, it’s not like road and street construction in Kawartha Lakes has been halted. And there’s more coming.

We get the advice of a worm on how motorists can ease this anxiety . Yes, a worm – a member of the Arrogant Worms, that is.

Monique Meloche, of Wards Lawyers, explains what we should really expect with courtrooms slowly, carefully welcoming back juries. You may be surprised.

And her employer’s namesake, Jason Ward, takes a bit of time away from administering the law to….spookify you in our opening sketch. Boooowahhhhh!

Denis Grignon is a veteran print/broadcast journalist and the producer of The Advocate Podcast: Stories from Kawartha Lakes. He is also a professional stand-up comic who lives near Dunsford.

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