Local Volunteers Recognized

  The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization The award is presented at a special ceremony held at the Trentwinds International Centre Peterborough. Recipients are presented with a service pin acknowledging their years of service. Recipients also receive… Continue reading

Junior Durham Golf Qualifier at Baxter Creek

The weekend of the Junior Durham Golf qualifier offered challenges beyond nerves, as the weather was more like winter than spring. On Saturday, wind was the culprit, blowing balls around, and Sunday brought a sprinkling of snow. As a nod to the weather, toques were passed out instead of ball… Continue reading

A Catch and Release Philosophy Means Millie Lives Another Day

After years of evading the throngs of anglers hoping to snag her, Millie finally succumbed to the bait of eleven year old Janelle Jacobs, who was a new contestant to the event. Bragging rights were sufficient for Janelle, who graciously returned a grateful fish to the pond after the requisite… Continue reading

Bold Alternative Casino Development Proposal Presented to Council

By Karen Graham Richard Taylor, a lawyer representing a group of investors, presented a dramatic vision for an alternative location for the Shorelines Casino within the boundaries of Cavan Monaghan Township at the May 2nd Council meeting. The proposal was released the same day to the City of Peterborough Council and… Continue reading

ORCA Hosts Local Tree Planting Project with Scouts

By Karen Graham Under clear skies with rain in the forecast for the following day, the conditions were ideal on Saturday for the Otonabee Regional Conservation Authorities’ tree planting event. Approximately 300 members of local scout organizations filed in at twenty minute intervals to take their spots along pre-cut lines… Continue reading

Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness Week

Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness Week Last week Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale announced May 1st begins Canada’s 21st annual Emergency Preparedness Week, with the theme “Plan. Prepare. Be Aware.” This is a collaborative government initiative where provincial, territorial and federal emergency management organizations to… Continue reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day Visiting Local Artists on Rolling Hills Studio Tour

By Karen Graham This year artists in and around Bethany are opening their doors again for Mother’s Day weekend. The artists work in a wide variety of media, creating works of beauty, purpose and often whimsy to express their creative vision in their unique settings. From quilts to photographs, beautiful… Continue reading