The End of an Era?

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Karen Graham Saturday was a beautiful but difficult day for Shirley Challice.  After recently losing her husbandof many years, Shirley was parting with some of her personal belongings in an auction on the farm she and Roger where they had raised their family, paring down in preparation for a new … Continue reading

The World’s Largest Treasure Hunt

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Sarah Sobanski The time of free festivals, free concerts and free sun-tans is wrapping up for another year, but there is one more free activity that can get the family out and about before the snow settles in. With over 2 million caches worldwide, geocaching is an opportunity to participate … Continue reading

Council Approves Back up Plan to Preserve Mill

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Karen Graham Despite media reports to the contrary, at the last Council Meeting our municipal representatives took a step to protect the grist mill building, not destroy it.  A letter from ORCA CAO Dan Marinigh had been received that day, seeking financial support for a last ditch effort to avoid … Continue reading

Tractor Pulls Returning to Bethany

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Sarah Sobanski The roar of tractor engines will sound at the Bethany Park this Saturday (Aug. 15). Bethany’s Lawn Tractor Pulls are returning to the park for the first time since 2011, with a special twist – new entry classes for antique tractors. Big name sponsors like Molson Canadian and … Continue reading

Tractor Pulls Returning to Bethany

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Sarah Sobanski The roar of tractor engines will sound at the Bethany Park this Saturday (Aug. 15). Bethany’s Lawn Tractor Pulls are returning to the park for the first time since 2011, with a special twist – new entry classes for antique tractors. Big name sponsors like Molson Canadian and … Continue reading

The Key to 4th Line Theatre’s Continued Success? Stick with the Plan!

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Karen Graham For the past 24 years, Robert Winslow has had a plan, and boy, is it working!  Never interested in performing off-the shelf summer theatre productions, since the 4th Line Theatre`s inception its creator has used it as a vehicle to educate and entertain, by developing and presenting original … Continue reading

Local ‘Escape Maze’ is a Must Try

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Sarah Sobanski Escape Maze isn’t a traditional maze you have to escape – it’s even better. Frequent travelers with a bone for entertaining, the Preddy family had the idea for Escape Maze while co-creator Jaclyn Preddy was touring Holland and found a similar attraction. Upon returning home, Preddy and her … Continue reading

Three Summer Beaches to Try Before the Summer Ends

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Sarah Sobanski The first official month of summer has passed, but there’s still plenty of sun left to enjoy. As the heat settles in for the remainder of the summer, some of the best family adventures can be had cooling off at the beach, but it can be hard to … Continue reading