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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Chris Vandermeer (left) and Jeff Slute took home $16,000 for their two-day total of 40.2 lbs of bass brought to weigh-in. PHOTO CREDIT: Jamie Bragg
Put 82 boats with 166 anglers on the Tri-Lakes (Pigeon, Chemong and Buckhorn) for two days, and what do you get? More than 1,500 lbs of bass.
And those are just the fish the competitive anglers brought back for weigh-in each day of the June 27-8 Fishing League Worldwide