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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:17

Church Doings-Sept. 23, 2016

RETURN TO BELLA BELLA: It’s a community so beautiful, they named it twice, saysRev. Rodney Smith-Merkley. He, wife Suzanne, and their three children—now at Bobcaygeon’s Trinity United Church—returned to Bella Bella this summer, to revisit

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:13

Choristers Corner - How quickly we forget

By April Scott

            The choir is back in full swing on Tuesday nights, and as they reviewed some Beatle music, they soon realized “How quickly we forget.”

            Sectional practices are scheduled for the next two weeks, which will probably help.

            The choristers welcomed

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:11

Canadian Club marks 80 years

            A former dean of history at Lakefield College will be the guest speaker, Oct. 12, when the Lindsay Canadian Club holds its first dinner meeting of the season.

            John Boyko’s talk will be based on his latest book, Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front, which examines the important Kennedy/Diefenbaker spat in the

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:08

Bobcaygeon is Hip-Town

            Bobcaygeon is Hip-Town, says local businessman Dave Poole.

            And in creating that brand, Poole and his staff at Buckeye Surf and Snow have managed to raise $23,000 for the Gord Downie Brain Cancer Research Fund.

            He’ll be delivering the money to the Sunnybrook Hospital program in Toronto sometime around the

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00

400-year-old Shrew a play for our times

            Driftwood Theatre rolls back into Bobcaygeon again this summer on its cross-Ontario tour of Shakespeare In the Park. And this time it’s bringing an updated version of the bard’s ultimate battle of the sexes—The Taming of the Shrew.

            Driftwood’s Shrew is set against the heightened backdrop of Toronto Pride 1989—a year when many social, sexual and

            You have to go back a l-o-o-o-o-ng way, to find the first Fenelon Falls agricultural fair, which was held on the present Fenelon Fairgrounds—then called Driving Park—on Oct. 9, 1888.

            For the mathematically challenged, that’s 128 years fine Fenelon Fairs.

            The Fenelon Agricultural Society’s runs the fair every

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00

Buckhorn buzzing over fine art fest

            The Buckhorn Community Centre is the place to be on the weekend of Aug. 12-14 for the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival.

            The well-known art show, now in it’s 39th year, has been named one of the top five

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00

Kinmount will be Funmount

            Kinmount village will host a free downtown Street Party on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 4-9 pm.

            Visitors can enjoy live entertainment with Gord Kidd and Friends, Treehouse TV's Lenny Graf,  Zoo to

As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka

            I was raised in Curve Lake as a young kid in the 1940s. My great-uncle Madden was my mentor. He was my grandmother’s brother.

            Madden and I went and lived on the land, literally, every day of the year. We followed the

            Now here’s something completely different—a 17-minute documentary film about peculiar and compulsive 70-year-old Lindsay resident Rick Harding and his outrageous stunts with which he has entertained himself and his hometown for over 50 years.

            It’s called “Over the Top,” a light-hearted profile that uncovers why Rick does what he does—from jumping over fences to jumping off

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