The Glengarry News


Innovation award

publisher Dec 13, 2017 - 9:29am

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack congratulates Stephanie Jaworski and Ron Brennan after the owners of the Old 4th Hop Yard in Williamstown were recognized with an innovation award.

As a certified organic hop producer, Ron Brennan understands the importance of keeping detailed records. That's why the owner of Old 4th Hop Yard is developing Hop Logger: a mobile app designed to efficiently track field activities. Instead of using pen and paper, Brennan can now use his smartphone to collect data directly from the field. Whether it's storing essential records for an upcoming inspection, logging soil and water test results, uploading photos from the field or analyzing historical data to better plan for the upcoming season, the time-saving app is a simple, all-in-one data depository. Designed for all producers, regardless of size, Hop Logger may soon become as commonplace in the hop yard as coir twine and bale bags.

Honour belongs to the community

richard Dec 15, 2015 - 3:11pm

Williamstown resident Esther Bryan is “speechless” after learning she will receive the prestigious Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal for her outstanding service to Canada in creating The Quilt of Belonging, a long-time labour of love showcasing Canada’s rich cultural diversity. “I couldn’t have done it without the support of the community,” she said. “The community volunteers came in day after day, year after year, and saw it through.”
Read more in the December 16 edition of The News.