New Year, New Business for Bethany Couple

It’s not news that the pandemic has wreaked havoc on restaurants everywhere.  After ten months of financial pressure, Rob Foster and Sherry-Anne Smith, owners of Coach’s Diner and Pizzeria in Bethany, decided it was time to launch plan B. The couple have been operating the diner for the past six… Continue reading

Bethany Welcomes New Retail Outlet: Kawartha Fireplace & More

The former TD Bank building in Bethany has received a tasteful transformation into a new retail outlet.  Located at 1475 Highway 7A beside the general store, Kawartha Fireplace & More will open its doors in early February assuming health regulations allow, but if you can’t wait, a preview is available… Continue reading

New IDA Opens in Bethany

After months of planning, permissions and renovations, a new IDA drugstore opened in Bethany a few weeks ago. It will be operated by members of the Pervaiz family, originally from Pakistan.  Zahid is moving from a pharmacy in Scarborough to open his own pharmacy in Bethany.  His wife is a… Continue reading

The History of Bethany Illuminated in New Book

“Reflections of Bethany” is the title Kathy Morton’s latest book which was launched at Bethany United Church on November 30th.   The author is recognized as the unofficial spokesperson and expert on the area.  In her role as the President of the Manvers Township Historical Society she has organized many events… Continue reading

Fundraiser for Belize Family

Well-known Canadian actor Derek McGrath will present an evening of musical entertainment at the Bethany United Church on December 1st at 7 pm.  The event features Derek and his friends Steve Lynch, Mary and Martha Colton and Vickie and Roland of Strawberry Moon fame who will perform from 7 pm… Continue reading

Cham Shan Temple celebrates

On Sunday, August 12th, guests from the community, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, Canada and around the world joined Cham Shan Temple to celebrate the installation of the last rafter, the last step before the roof is installed. This is one of the three major symbolic milestones… Continue reading

Bethany TD Bank Retains Its Customer Service

Pictured are long time Bethany TD Staff members Evelyn Carlson and Carol Shea in front of the bank vault.  The branch began its 100th year of operations on April 16th.   The building was built in 1919 for TD, and prior to that year its customers were served at the Millbrook… Continue reading

Wutai Shan Temple Open House

The date for the Open House for the Buddhist Temple has been changed to June 19th. It’s time for another peek at the progress at the Buddhist Associations’ major project known as Wutai Shan Temple located on Ski Hill Road outside Bethany. This year the doors open at 10 am… Continue reading