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            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

            Get ready to shop till you drop in Bobcaygeon when Midnight Madness returns to the village once again on Saturday of the August long weekend—Saturday, July 30, to be precise from 7 pm to (you guessed it) midnight.

            Bolton Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from King Street to the north side of the canal bridge, starting at 4:30 pm. Soon afterwards, the hordes will descend, bringing a carnival atmosphere to the village, as they have every summer for a quarter century.

            Five “Kid Zones” located throughout the Midnight Madness area will offer activities like a bouncy castle, a three-lane bungee run, crafts, an amazing rock-climbing wall, balloon sculptures and face painting.

            All the stores, eateries and drinkeries along Bolton and parts of King and Main Streets will be open late, of course, many with special sales for the night, and inventory and activities moved out onto the street. Plus, there’ll be additional vendors as well.

            And don’t forget the musical entertainment, the farmers’ market and the curling game.

            It’s one of Bobcaygeon’s not-to-be-missed summer highlights. And this year, the organizing committee received the Chamber of Commerce Award of Excellence for tourism promotion.

            For more information, including a map, visit: bobcaygeonmidnightmadness.ca or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            The “Sounds under the Stars” summer concert series in the Gamiing Nature Centre’s barn Hayloft is building momentum as the summer progresses.

            On July 23, it “went international,” says Gamiing director Mieke Schipper, with the addition of some

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00

Warm waters, cool people, big adventures

By Hayley Winterburn

            The visually stunning areas of Coboconk, Norland, Rosedale, and Kirkfield offer lots of intriguing natural delights and outdoor recreation.

            It also offers festivals and events that celebrate local


By Glenna Burns

            A local Truth and Reconciliation group in Bobcaygeon is joining with First Nations peoples and other groups across Canada to learn the truth about Canadian colonialism and First Nations-settler relations—and to find ways to reconcile and move forward.

            In conjunction with a successful showing of

By Pat Warren

            Kawartha Lakes council quashed a motion July 5 by Ward 6 Councillor Doug Elmslie to delay the planned closure of the Baddow Fire Hall until a decision has been made on the Coboconk Fire Hall.

            As reported earlier this year, council had agreed to a

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