At a time when fewer young adults seem to know how to make anything from scratch, some New York City high school students are building wooden boats by hand. But woodworking isn’t the only skill they’re learning through the Rocking the Boat after-school program, which is helping transform a community and changing the lives of participants. Featured this month in Popular Mechanics magazine, the program opens a warehouse-turned-workshop in the South Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point to local students, who spend afternoons chiseling, sawing, sanding and painting wood to bring it to life.
In a neighborhood where just 35 percent of high school students graduate from high school, almost 100 percent of students who participate in Rocking the Boat receive their diplomas. Portillo and 19-year-old Janet Williams are among some 200 students each year to spend their after-school hours learning the craft. Rocking the Boat director Adam Green was inspired to create the program after remembering his college days, when a friend asked him if he'd like to help build a dinghy. Soon thereafter, he created Rocking the Boat as an opportunity for students to apply often-stodgy woodworking, math and engineering lessons in a vibrant and hands-on setting, in a neighborhood where life can be hard. Barely 3 miles from Manhattan, Hunts Point has the highest child poverty rate in the country.
Acknowledging adversity, Green recruited social workers and incorporated job skills training into the curriculum. Williams agreed, adding, “You're coming to a place where it's safe to express (your) worries so that you can get through them together. Since the inception of Rocking the Boat, students have built about 50 vessels at the Hunts Point woodshop — a place that doesn’t just anchor their lives, but also helps them set sail on a new course. MIT OpenCourseWare is a free & open publication of material from thousands of MIT courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum. MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. Your use of the MIT OpenCourseWare site and materials is subject to our Creative Commons License and other terms of use.
With our scenic location on the wooded banks of the Ottawa River and our proximity to many more inland pleasures, we combine an array of sports and outdoor adventures with a rich cultural mosaic and festive community calendar throughout all four seasons.
The aim of the project would be to provide much faster speeds and higher bandwidths than are currently available. Last fall we laid down cover boards as part of an ongoing monitoring project to track salamander populations. Spend the afternoon exploring the trails on the property and helping us look for pollinator species. For the most up to date information, please visit the clubs' websites or contact them directly. The Deep River Golf Club, located beside Highway 17, as you enter the Town of Deep River, was designed by world-renowned golf course architect Stanley Thompson. The club offers a Jack Rabbit program for kids, a racing program for teens, adult lessons, equipment rentals, tours, a heated chalet, a wilderness cabin, and the opportunity to race in the Silver Spoon Ski Fest and the club championships. The Mount Martin Ski Club (MMSC) maintains 12 runs including a glade run and 2 terrain parks (with jumps, rails and boxes), and is service by a T-bar, right in the Town of Deep River.
The Deep River and Area Minor Soccer Club (DRAMSC) is a club promoting the wonderful game of soccer for children in the age from 5 to 19 years living in Deep River, Laurentian Hills, and Head, Clara, and Maria.
The Deep River Duplicate Bridge Club fosters a friendly, welcoming and comfortable place to enjoy Duplicate Bridge. The club has a well equipped Cessna 150 located at the Deep River grass airstrip just to the west of Deep River off Highway 17.
There is no refueling at Deep River Airstrip, but there is at Pembroke airport, a short ~15 to 20 minute flight away.
The Deep River and Area Family Enrichment Network (FEN) is a non-profit organization governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors.
The Deep River Players is an amateur theatre company that performs two to three shows a year, holds public workshops, and generally provides a home for theatre lovers in this beautiful town and surrounding environs.
Active in our community since 2006, we are Rotarians working together for the benefit of our community and in support of the international community service initiatives of Rotary International. The Town of Deep River encourages citizens to participate in their community by volunteering for one of our advisory committees. The purpose of the Official Plan is to guide the physical development of the Town of Deep River by articulating policies and land use designations that describe and promote the desired future form of the Town.


Proponents may also wish to consult the Zoning By-law when purchasing property or establishing a new business. The Planning Act of Ontario grants municipalities the authority to review and approve site plans for certain types of development in accordance with established municipal requirements.
The Committee of Adjustment is appointed by Council to deal with minor problems in meeting municipal zoning by-law provisions. It should be desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure.
The Town of Deep River is proud of the diverse range of recreational services available to our community. If we currently do not offer a program that you would like to participate in, please feel free to contact us and we will work towards implementing it.
Please contact the Recreation Department for more information as to how to become a coach or an assistant coach. In the future, we would like to offer direct forms of communication including e-mail, text message and phone. For further details please see the attached advertisement which was also posted in the NRT. Twenty years ago, while on a break from college, Green joined his friend in building a dinghy — despite the fact he’d never attempted anything of the sort.
In a neighborhood where just 35 percent of students graduate high school, almost 100 percent of Rocking the Boat participants earn their diplomas.
With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge. From beaches to mountains, Deep River embraces a spectacular tract of unspoiled, tree-lined valley scenery and back-to-nature activities that beckon visitors from around the world. Multiple packages would be available to suit different budgets at competitive market prices. With pollinators in decline, we want to find out what species use the reserve, and what habitat can be found here for bees and butterflies. Shortly after, beautiful shore-front property was obtained and a clubhouse was built next to the six tennis courts, with a large hall for dining, dancing, and other special events. With its distinct looks and challenges, this nine-hole course never becomes tiring for the 300 members and green fee players. Our main goal is to develop the character of young people as resourceful and responsible members of their community by providing opportunities, through the game of soccer, for their mental, physical, social and leadership development. The Ontario Horticultural Association is a volunteer, charitable organization whose mission is to provide leadership and assist in the promotion of education and interest in all areas of horticulture and related environmental issues in Ontario, through an expanding network of horticultural societies dedicated to the beautification of their communities. Again, Town staff will be available to help interpret the by-law and deal with any resulting issues. Site Plan Control Review, an integral component of the municipal planning and development review process, focuses on the technical issues of site design rather than land use. Minor Variances provide flexibility so that developments which do not precisely meet the requirements of a Zoning By-law may still proceed. Citizens are encouraged to participate and take advantage of the opportunities available to learn new skills and to make new friends.
We wish you a very healthy season and invite you to enjoy the benefits of participating in our community services.
It is not mandatory to have a ball helmet as the Recreation Department will supply one to individual who do not have one.
Find out what’s going on, where and when, by checking for information at your local recreation centre or seniors centre, and there will be posters everywhere. In the summer months the slab is a great place to hold large events such as concerts and commercial events.
Come on down to the Community Pool for one hour of swimming and then head upstairs for an hour of games, drinks and pizza.
Information is also publicized in the North Renfrew Times newspaper and on the radio station MyFM. These would be used during emergency situations and to notify you of service interruptions. Statistically, it’s as dangerous as it is poor, yielding the third-highest crime rate among the city’s 69 neighborhoods.


Should you have questions or require additional information, please contact our site foreman, Scott Lehman, at (613) 732-0403. David Fell of EORN will discuss the possibility of doing a Request for Proposal to gauge investor interest in the area. The success of the club has led its sailors to win both national and international Y-flyer championships and today, the club continues to host regattas as well as tennis tournaments.
Please get in touch with any of our board members to discuss how you as a volunteer can help.
Superior physical fitness is achieved through cardiovascular exercises, flexibility and strength development.
Please fill out a General Inquiry Form below and submit to the Town of Deep River Planning Department (2nd floor at the Town Hall) Once received, staff will submit to Planners at the County of Renfrew for review. In Deep River, the Official Plan attempts to create a planning framework "that will foster growth, development and diversification while ensuring that the unique character of the Town is maintained. The Zoning By-law must be considered when undertaking virtually any new construction project and many renovation projects. In Deep River, commercial, industrial institutional and medium and high density housing projects are subject to site plan control. Obtaining a minor variance involves an application to the Committee of Adjustment by submission of an application and appropriate fee, followed by a public hearing, full consideration of the proposal, and a decision rendered. In addition to the division of land, rights-of-way, easements and any change to your existing property boundaries also require land severance approval. It will use curriculum of fun games and challenging experiences to teach basic soccer skills such as dribbling, shooting and passing. At this time it is not known whether an investment from the Town would be needed to make the project viable.
In addition, parties, musical programs and community events makes the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club a fun place to be throughout the spring, summer and fall. A heated chalet with snack bar offers users a place to socialize and warm up whether enjoying the hill during the day or when night skiing. We are strictly a non-profit organization; all instructors are volunteers who, after practicing for a number of years, became qualified for teaching.
We offer FREE activities for parents, caregivers and children (age 0-6) through Play to Learn Drop-In, educational workshops and parenting programs. Town staff will work with the proponents to help interpret the by-law and work through any issues that may result. Planning staff administer the site plan control by-law are available for pre-consultation with applicants. Planning staff at the County of Renfrew are available to review the Official Plan policies and Zoning By-law provisions which will affect applications for variance or consents. The activities in which the children will participate are designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness and create self-confidence as well as develop listening skills. Mount Martin has been operating for over 60 years with a long history of family fun, alpine racing and great social events for the whole community.
Our resource library contains parenting books and videos for borrowing and our newsletter is published regularly. The County of Renfrew will respond to this inquiry with a  Planning Checklist which will identify the policies that would be considered in the review of a formal application. A minor variance does not change the existing by-law, but rather provides relief from specific requirements of the by-law to suit special circumstances, for a site-specific property. In addition there is an upstairs viewing gallery and medium sized meeting room appropriate for ballet and socials. Tickets available from Pinecrest Florest, Deep River and Raby's Ultramar in Chalk river. The response will be delayed if the information required on this form is not fully completed.



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