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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Karl Illini—gone but not forgotten

By John Bird, editor

            Noted artist and long-time Bobcaygeon resident Karl Illini died April 5. Friend Bruce Smith found the 72-year-old dead in bed in his home and art gallery on William Street. It appeared he had died peacefully, said Smith.

            Born in France and raised in southern

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Nominate for Lindsay excellence

            The deadline is Friday, May 6, to submit your nominations for the Evening of Excellence Awards 2016, hosted by the Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce.

            The annual event is a celebration of

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Showcasing quilts on Kent

By Carolyn Bergin

            Take a “Quilt Walk” down Lindsay’s Kent Street during May, and enjoy window and in-store displays of a wide variety of beautiful, hand-made quilts.

            That’s how the Lindsay Creative Quilters' Guild (LCQG) is celebrating National Quilt Month and living up to its motto,

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

UW Touchdown nears half a mil

            The Touchdown campaign total for United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes this fiscal year is $447,697.

            “In tougher economic times, there is a rise in

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Letters-Village Voice—180422

I am a refugee, myself

            I am a refugee from the 1950s communist regime in Hungary. I know and understand first hand, the blessings of being lifted from peril and placed into an apparent paradise.

            Of course I am eternally thankful for the good folks in Canada who adopted this kid. Still, I keep having mixed feelings when I

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

ViVa Valeur in Bobcaygeon

            Valorie Livingston is confident her new store, ViVa Valeur (Long Live Value), is going to meet a need in Bobcaygeon—a need for stylish, good quality clothing, she says, that “looks high end but is affordable.”

            She’s confident because before deciding to open ViVa Valeur at 71 Bolton St., in the heart of downtown Bobcaygeon, Valorie did several months of research, talking to as many village residents as she could.

            She discovered that

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

‘Habitat’ happenings

            Habitat for Humanity—whose mission is to build safe, decent and affordable housing in the community—has two events in the works to support its next “Community Build,” starting later this year on Hamilton Street in Lindsay.

            First up is a

By April Scott

            Finally some spring weather—and the choristers are singing about strawberry fields, letting the

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Garage sale for shelter

            If you’re a bargain hunter who’d also like to make a difference in your community by supporting abused women and children, then a Bobcaygeon realtor has something for you.

            On Saturday, May 7, Royal

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

LEX has a new GM

            The Lindsay Agricultural Society hired Harry Stoddart, a farmer and management consultant from the Little Britain area to take over the reins of the LEX.

            Stoddart has farmed in Mariposa Township with his wife Silvia and five children for over

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