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Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Church Doings-July 1, 2016

• “Swing and Sway Under the Trees” to live music by Bill Gordon on Saturday, July 2, at Christ Church, Bobcaygeon’s Strawberry Social. It all happens at the church, 44 Sherwood St., from 1:30-3:30 pm. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

• Wesley United Church’sStrawberry and Ham Supper is

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Classics on Kent’s a classic

            This year will mark the 12th anniversary of Classics on Kent.

            Lindsay’s show of classic cars that will line its downtown street for several blocks on Sunday, July 10, is now a classic in its own right—with a

            Gamiing Nature Centre launched the second year of its “Sounds Under the Stars” summer music series on June 18 with Middle-Eastern music by Yousef Al Awad and Mustafa Elidrissi on flute and sitar.

            It was the first of eight Saturday-evening concerts to be held

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

A lock full

            Barb Craven took this photo of the Kawartha Voyageur going through—and totally filling up—Lock 32 at Bobcaygeon. A sure sign (and a big one) that summer’s back. To which we can only say: Hooray.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Village Voice—160603

Island donor’s perspective

            I am writing to clarify my donation of much of Big Island and surrounding small islands.

            I bought the property in March 2011 as an investment. Shortly after buying it I received a letter from Kawartha Land

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Weldon’s ‘Hip’ and caring alumnus

By Glenna Burns

            The story of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie’s diagnosis of brain cancer has touched many Canadians. We all remember the excitement of hosting the band here for a fabulous outdoor show several years after the band’s song, “Bobcaygeon” put our little village on the map.

            But the community has another connection to this sad story of Gord’s illness.

            The neurosurgeon who has been operating on and caring for Gord, is none other than I. E. Weldon Secondary School alumnus, DJ Cook.

            Dr. Cook is well known to Weldon graduates because he comes home every year to present the Doug Cook Award in memory of his Dad, a teacher who died too young while working at Bobcaygeon Public School.

            He gives the award to “a rural graduating student pursuing post-secondary studies who is going to be a teacher. This student does not necessarily have the highest grades but is a hard worker.”

            What is remarkable about Dr. Cook’s story is that no matter where he was studying, whether at the University of Toronto or far away at California’s Stanford University, he always came home in June to present his father’s memorial award.

            Weldon Principal Mark Cossarin said that long before Dr. Cook’s connection to Gord Downie became public news, the school had planned, at this June 30 graduation ceremony, to induct DJ into the Weldon Alumni Hall where the school honours its distinguished grads.

            Certainly Dr. Cook is a grad worthy of induction onto IEW’s honour roll. He can add that to his many other well deserved accomplishments in teaching, neurosurgery and stroke research.

            Promoter reporter Glenna Burns taught for many years at I. E. Weldon, until her recent retirement.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Caygeon unlocks another summer

            You’ve seen them roaming around our Kawartha Lakes in ever increasing numbers the last few years—looking poised and elegant as they perch oh so casually on a fancy, floating board and swing a paddle like it wasn’t seven feet long.

            How do they do that?

            We’re talking about

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Choristers Corner: 16 years

Ron Needs cuts the Bobcaygeon Choristers birthday cake, with help from Graham Keevil.

By April Scott

            The Choristers celebrated 16 years at a recent practice. Ron Needs had the honour of cutting the cake for everyone as it just happened to be his own birthday too.

            We invited residents to help to eat the cake. Practice was good and we covered a lot of ground—perhaps because we’d had a sectional practice for tenor and basses the week before. It was definitely deemed necessary.

            Plans are in the works to visit some area nursing homes in the near future to bring a little musical sunshine into residents’ lives. Stay tuned.

            Don't forget to visit our Facebook page—“Bobcaygeon Choristers”—and if you like what you see please “Like” us

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Church doings

The churches of Bobcaygeon are joining together Wednesday, June 8, to lead a Community Worship Service. It will be held at 2 pm at Christ Church Anglican, 43 Sherwood St. All are welcome, and it’s also an opportunity to visit with friends from

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

Coby seeks help for station museum

            The Coboconk Railway Station Restoration Committee is seeking money and volunteer time to turn the main floor of the Coby Train Station into a museum. 

            They have a completed design ready to go for the project, which will

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