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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:06

Lions collecting coats

            No, not real lions—members of the Fenelon Falls Lions Club. You’ll meet them out on the street in front of Fenelon’s Bank of Montreal from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, Oct. 15, collecting donations of winter coats and other clothing for young and old.

            They’ll also appreciate donations of used

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 20:03

Kinettes prepping for Christmas—already

By Wendy Kimmett

            Another year begins for the Kinette Club of Bobcaygeon. Our first meeting was Sept. 6—and already the Kinettes are busy organizing committees and projects.

            First was the Bobcaygeon Fall Fair, where the Kinette Club once again ran their Food Booth in the Curling Club, serving hot dogs, sandwiches, sweets, drinks, coffee and tea.

            Christmas is still a few months away, but Kinettes are already starting to organize our

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:50

Harvest Happenings returns to Fenelon

            Celebrate autumn’s bounty in Fenelon Falls this Saturday, Oct. 8 (11 am to 4 pm), when Harvest Happenings returns once again to the village.

            Organizers promise a great, fun-filled, and free day for families to enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving and the fall harvest.

            The kids will love

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:31

Desperately seeking help at Music Council

A young member of the Leahy Cousins entertains at the Bobcaygeon Music Council's summer Concerts by the Locks

           The precipitous departure for health reasons of Bobcaygeon Music Council (BMC) founders and stalwarts Andy and Lorna Harris has left the 10-year-old council in what could be a make-or-break situation.

            “Our two-concert fall series is a go,” interim chair Vicky Baxter told The Kawartha Promoter, but “if, in November, we don’t

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:18

Coby (and Norland) chamber calendar

LET YOUR INNER SCARECROW OUT: Let your creativity shine. The challenge is out to all local families, businesses and school classes to enter the Coboconk, Norland and Area Chamber of Commerce scarecrow contest. All entries are welcomed. Challenge your neighbours, or form a lean, mean, scarecrow-building team. Win (Photo Credit: Jennifer Wilon)

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:17

Church Doings-Oct. 7, 2016

            PET BLESSING: Thankful for those furry family members?  Trinity United, Bobcaygeon, is offering celebration of pets with Rev. Rodney Smith-Merkley on Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1-1:45 pm in front of the church at 44 William St. If it’s raining, the pet blessing will be held in Trinity Hall. For info, call Rev. Rodney at (705) 738-5136.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 19:09

Biggest party leads to biggest donation

Sherry Peel of Bigley Shoes and Clothing , Aaron Shaw of Crazy Monkey Tree Service, and CKL councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan, who also owns the Kawartha Coffee Company, present a cheque for $23,500 to Alison Payne, senior manager of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Peterborough and Durham office.

By Adrienne Harrop

            The country was heartbroken the day Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, announced he had terminal brain cancer. For people of Bobcaygeon hold a special place in their heart for the band.

            The Tragically Hip put this small Ontario town on the map.

            “When you come from a small, unassuming town and you hear your song being sung on the radio, you

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:35

Village Voice-Sept. 23, 2016

Many will be affected

            We are writing in response to Glenna Burn's article (Housing or aggregates? Pick one, Aug. 26, page 6) concerning Trent Lakes choosing aggregates or homes.

            Many will be affected as a result of the former council's decision (only current Mayor Bev Matthews, then a councillor, voted against it) in choosing the Dewdney Mountain application over the established homes on Ledge and Quarry roads.

            When the town meeting was held at

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:30

One-Bag Challenge comes to Caygeon

            The Bobcaygeon Foodbank—the only independent food bank left in Ontario—is challenging all of Bobcaygeon and area to help out during Hunger Awareness Month (September, but don’t let October stop you) in its “One-Bag Challenge” against hunger.

            Conceived by Kelowna, British Columbia Mayor Colin Basran, The One Bag Challenge is a spinoff of the ALS

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:28

Minaajim: Curve Lake Stories - Shawnigun

As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka

            SHAWNIGUN (roughly, “of the southern direction”) was a guy who knew how to live off the land. He had a family, but he also kept a cabin on Fox Island, and he would live there alone. I would visit him, and he would tell me stories.

            I fished with him quite a bit too.

            One time, when we were hunting ducks in the spring, everything got

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