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Orillia Packet & Times
Skater of the monthSUBMITTED Camryn Murray is the Orillia Figure Skating Club's skater of the mont
Skater of the month
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 9 hours ago
SUBMITTED Camryn Murray is the Orillia Figure Skating Club's skater of the month for September. Murray, 7, started skating with the club when she was two years old. She has completed all of her CanSkate badges and currently skates on the bronze... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Let the naturalist be your guideThe first meeting of the Orillia Naturalists' Club for the 2016 season will be
Let the naturalist be your guide
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 9 hours ago
The first meeting of the Orillia Naturalists' Club for the 2016 season will be Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., at the Orillia Museum of Art and history. The guest speaker will be Peter Mills, whose topic will be "The Quest to Create a Field Guide." Field... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Cuddy to lead workshopOct. 11. The workshop will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Best Western Plu
Cuddy to lead workshop
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 9 hours ago
Oct. 11. The workshop will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre in Orillia. "I'm delighted that Devin has agreed to perform and talk at our event," said LeBlanc. "While his presence will be... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Energy program suspendedof the second round in the province's Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) proc
Energy program suspended
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 9 hours ago
of the second round in the province's Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process caught the interim president and CEO of Orillia Power Generation Corporation off guard Tuesday morning. But Grant Hipgrave is optimistic about what the future holds... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A sign of the super timesIf you lived in or visited Orillia this past summer, you probably noticed a ris
A sign of the super times
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 9 hours ago
If you lived in or visited Orillia this past summer, you probably noticed a rising wave of lawn signs popping up around our city. These signs dotted front yards, windows and even balconies around town, and they were not for an election or weeding... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Coward to perform at Orillia Opera HouseNicole Coward will perform Nov. 5 at the Orillia Opera House Coward, of Toront
Coward to perform at Orillia Opera House
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 9 hours ago
Nicole Coward will perform Nov. 5 at the Orillia Opera House Coward, of Toronto, will perform her Early Morning Rain concert at 4 p.m. She will perform many of Gordon Lightfoot's songs and some songs from other folk legends including Bob Dylan, Ian... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Extrajudicial measures discussed at PSB meetingrelatively minor offences with a carrot rather than a stick seems to be proving
Extrajudicial measures discussed at PSB meeting
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 10 hours ago
relatively minor offences with a carrot rather than a stick seems to be proving effective for local youth. During the Orillia Police Services Board meeting Tuesday, members heard about the benefits of extrajudicial measures that fall under the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Skilled trades on displayCatholic Secondary School students Nicholas Ewanchuk, Makiya Hughes and Maria B
Skilled trades on display
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 10 hours ago
Catholic Secondary School students Nicholas Ewanchuk, Makiya Hughes and Maria Brown try on part of the uniform worn by Orillia Power personnel during Tuesday's third annual Explore the Trades event. Nearly 1,500 students from a number of area... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
City grant cap on the tableAn update to the Orillia grants policy will see a $1,500 cap for donations to l
City grant cap on the table
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 11 hours ago
An update to the Orillia grants policy will see a $1,500 cap for donations to local groups. The policy, recommended by council committee at its meeting Monday, will come up for ratification at next week's regular meeting of city council. For the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Reporting child exploitation made easierORILLIA -- The fight against pedophiles has leapt online with a tool designed t
Reporting child exploitation made easier
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 11 hours ago
ORILLIA -- The fight against pedophiles has leapt online with a tool designed to get average citizens reporting instances of exploitation of children. Monday marked the fifth annual awareness day for cybertip.ca, a tipline for reporting online... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Terriers drop weekend gamesforward, two steps back. In the early days of the Provincial Junior Hockey Lea
Terriers drop weekend games
Barrie Examiner / Posted 13 hours ago
forward, two steps back. In the early days of the Provincial Junior Hockey League, that seems to be the formula for the Orillia Terriers. So far, it's a losing formula. The Terriers fell to 1-4 on the young season with a pair of weekend... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Terriers drop weekend gamesforward, two steps back. In the early days of the Provincial Junior Hockey Lea
Terriers drop weekend games
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 13 hours ago
forward, two steps back. In the early days of the Provincial Junior Hockey League, that seems to be the formula for the Orillia Terriers. So far, it's a losing formula. The Terriers fell to 1-4 on the young season with a pair of weekend... Read more
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The News & Observer
He was wearing his best suit. Then he spotted a skunk with its head in a Coke canto make. He was wearing his best suit, driving to a not-too-common business me
He was wearing his best suit. Then he spotted a skunk with its head in a Coke can
The News & Observer / Posted 14 hours ago
to make. He was wearing his best suit, driving to a not-too-common business meeting with the mayor of his hometown of Orillia, about 90 miles north of Toronto. But there, on the road near his house, was a skunk with its head trapped in a Coke... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia cops find pot plants at traffic stopOrillia OPP say a driver avoiding a RIDE Program led them straight to some matu
Orillia cops find pot plants at traffic stop
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 17 hours ago
Orillia OPP say a driver avoiding a RIDE Program led them straight to some mature marijuana plants Tuesday morning. Police had set up a RIDE spot check along Highway 12, when around 12:40 a.m. officers noticed a pick-up truck pull a u-turn,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Work comes with a hefty price tagThe reconstruction of the Old Barrie Road interchange will cost the city nearly
Work comes with a hefty price tag
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
The reconstruction of the Old Barrie Road interchange will cost the city nearly an extra $600,000, and Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke isn’t thrilled at the prospect. “This work, as council well knows, is absolutely necessary; it’s mandated by the MTO... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man rescues SKUNK stuck in Coke can in 'most daring' moment of his lifeman posted a video of his daring rescue on YouTube titled "The bravest thing I'
Man rescues SKUNK stuck in Coke can in 'most daring' moment of his life
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
man posted a video of his daring rescue on YouTube titled "The bravest thing I've ever done". The video was filmed near Orillia in Ontario, Canada, and has been viewed almost 20,000 times. It shows the skunk hobbling along a road with the can... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Orillia man faces child-porn chargesAn Orillia man is facing child pornography charges after provincial police were
Orillia man faces child-porn charges
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
An Orillia man is facing child pornography charges after provincial police were alerted by a tip from the United States. The 69-year-old man was arrested on Thursday and is charged with three counts of possessing child pornography after an... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Three Orillia teams show at championshipsThree Orillia teams were among the 54 squads that competed over the weekend at
Three Orillia teams show at championships
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Three Orillia teams were among the 54 squads that competed over the weekend at the 2016 ballhockey.com World Outdoor Championships at the Barrie Ball Hockey Club. Both the Orillia Wolves and the Orillia Hooligans went 1-2 in Men's B Division action,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Terriers drop pair of weekend gamesback. In the early days of the Provincial Junior Hockey League, that seems to
Terriers drop pair of weekend games
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
back. In the early days of the Provincial Junior Hockey League, that seems to be the formula for the Davenport Subaru Orillia Terriers. So far, it's a losing formula. The Terriers fell to 1-4 on the young season with a pair of weekend losses.... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
New Beginnings with OFAAThe White Lions Tea House on Memorial Ave in Orillia has a new art show called
New Beginnings with OFAA
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
The White Lions Tea House on Memorial Ave in Orillia has a new art show called New Beginnings, showcasing the talented work of our local Orillia Fine Arts Association (OFAA) artists. Drop in for wonderful pot of loose leaf tea, along with homemade... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Robbing Peter to pay Peterfrom province," Sept. 21 I was glad to see that the Ministry of Finance for On
Robbing Peter to pay Peter
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
from province," Sept. 21 I was glad to see that the Ministry of Finance for Ontario stepped up to the plate to reimburse Orillia for lost revenues due to a regulatory loophole in long term care. Over $400,000 in funds were on the line. Then, it... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Explore the tradesFor the third consecutive year, the Orillia Manufacturers' Association (OMA) an
Explore the trades
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
For the third consecutive year, the Orillia Manufacturers' Association (OMA) and Orillia District Construction Association (ODCA) are teaming up with the City of Orillia Economic Development Office, Township of Oro-Medonte and Georgian College to... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Letting your pet take the leadOrillia's paw-powered walkers came together to raise close to $9,000 for their
Letting your pet take the lead
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Orillia's paw-powered walkers came together to raise close to $9,000 for their canine worker friends. More than a dozen dogs of varying breeds participated Sunday in the Purina Dog Guide Walk to collect the highest amount since the walk first... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
The power of teamworkgoing to watch them play and wish them luck," he said. It's a treat for Grayso
The power of teamwork
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
going to watch them play and wish them luck," he said. It's a treat for Grayson and his family, given to them by Orillia Minor Hockey League team Major Atom A - Burton Team of Investment Planning Counsel. Grayson was born with... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Gone fishin'& TIMES Over 90 kids took advantage of a sunny Sunday to reel in some fish at
Gone fishin'
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
& TIMES Over 90 kids took advantage of a sunny Sunday to reel in some fish at the annual kids fishing day organized by Orillia Fish and Game Conservation Club. The live-release event is organized to help the younger generation get acquainted... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Donations mean upgrades to fire safety housesporting upgrades worth $50,000, (made possible through donations and fundraisi
Donations mean upgrades to fire safety house
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
sporting upgrades worth $50,000, (made possible through donations and fundraising) the non-profit and fire departments in Orillia and area can continue to spread the message. The new facility, among other updates, contains a stove that simulates... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Crown makes case against Lundaway indefinitely as a dangerous sexual offender. “He has left a trail of psych
Crown makes case against Lund
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
away indefinitely as a dangerous sexual offender. “He has left a trail of psychological carnage.” Lund, 24, formerly of Orillia and the son of an OPP officer, has pleaded guilty to 35 charges including conspiracy to kidnap, drug and rape... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Crown makes case against Lundaway indefinitely as a dangerous sexual offender. “He has left a trail of psych
Crown makes case against Lund
Barrie Examiner / Posted yesterday
away indefinitely as a dangerous sexual offender. “He has left a trail of psychological carnage.” Lund, 24, formerly of Orillia and the son of an OPP officer, has pleaded guilty to 35 charges including conspiracy to kidnap, drug and rape... Read more
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Time
This Might Be the Most Terrifying Video You Watch All DayCoke can. “Skunk, please don’t spray me,” the man implored as the animal ran a
This Might Be the Most Terrifying Video You Watch All Day
Time / Posted yesterday
Coke can. “Skunk, please don’t spray me,” the man implored as the animal ran around in circles trying to get unstuck near Orillia, Ontario, Canada. “I’m not going to hurt you.” The skunk stumbled around for about a minute until the man approached... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia man arrested for child pornMembers of the Ontario Provincial Police's Orillia detachment, assisted by the
Orillia man arrested for child porn
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted yesterday
Members of the Ontario Provincial Police's Orillia detachment, assisted by the Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, have arrested and charged an Orillia man following a child pornography investigation. On Sept. 22, members the OPP Child Sexual... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Resident suggests funding alternativesWant to buy a piece of the rec centre? A financing plan suggested by an Orilli
Resident suggests funding alternatives
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Want to buy a piece of the rec centre? A financing plan suggested by an Orillia resident could help do just that. Paul Bennett doesn't have a problem with the city building the MURF, it's only the price tag of $55 million that worries him. "I... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Construction underway at Port of OrilliaOfficials slipped into the Port of Orillia Friday to mark the start of construc
Construction underway at Port of Orillia
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Officials slipped into the Port of Orillia Friday to mark the start of construction on the new Orillia Waterfront Centre. "This building will replace the facility that was there before, which was just showers and registration," said Kent Guptill,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
New waste diversion building unveiledOrillia's landfill site has received a major facelift. "It'll really help us i
New waste diversion building unveiled
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Orillia's landfill site has received a major facelift. "It'll really help us in the winter months," said Greg Preston, manager of waste management for the City of Orillia, Friday, while giving council and media a tour of the facility. "We won't have... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
The best backup musician you've never heard ofway sometimes, but he is far from ordinary and certainly didn't just go along f
The best backup musician you've never heard of
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
way sometimes, but he is far from ordinary and certainly didn't just go along for the ride. Lorne VanSinclair is a long time collector. His wife Mary and he own Carousel Collectables Antique Market & Café at 27 Mississaga St. W. in downtown Oril... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Orillia dominates in season openerThe Orillia Secondary School (OSS) senior boys opened the Simcoe County high-sc
Orillia dominates in season opener
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
The Orillia Secondary School (OSS) senior boys opened the Simcoe County high-school football season with a dominant 27-0 victory over Collingwood Collegiate Institute (CCI) Thursday afternoon at the West Orillia Sports Complex. CCI's Fighting Owls... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Orillia dominates in season openerThe Orillia Secondary School (OSS) senior boys opened the Simcoe County high-sc
Orillia dominates in season opener
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
The Orillia Secondary School (OSS) senior boys opened the Simcoe County high-school football season with a dominant 27-0 victory over Collingwood Collegiate Institute (CCI) Thursday afternoon at the West Orillia Sports Complex. CCI's Fighting Owls... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Love and nostalgia grow in this gardensmile that made him think she was the girl for him, a love with whom to spend a
Love and nostalgia grow in this garden
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
smile that made him think she was the girl for him, a love with whom to spend a lifetime. It was love that brought them to Orillia when, years later, Chris was diagnosed with cancer, and Millicent needed looking after. And love that made Nancy turn... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia dominates in season openerThe Orillia Secondary School (OSS) senior boys opened the Simcoe County high-sc
Orillia dominates in season opener
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
The Orillia Secondary School (OSS) senior boys opened the Simcoe County high-school football season with a dominant 27-0 victory over Collingwood Collegiate Institute (CCI) Thursday afternoon at the West Orillia Sports Complex. CCI's Fighting Owls... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Tip leads to chargecharge after being stopped in Severn Township Wednesday night. Just after 9:30
Tip leads to charge
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
charge after being stopped in Severn Township Wednesday night. Just after 9:30 p.m., a member of the public alerted Orillia OPP he had been following a driver who might have been impaired. Officers soon located the vehicle on Highway 11... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Rookie movesthat one councillor is taking a page out of the Harry Potter epic and maybe wri
Rookie moves
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
that one councillor is taking a page out of the Harry Potter epic and maybe writing a book titled The Secrets of the Orillia Council Chamber, with the title page “Secret Meetings within the Dark Confines of the Chamber.” Another wants more... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Motorcyclist injured in wipeoutAn Orillia Secondary School student appeared to suffer minor injuries after a s
Motorcyclist injured in wipeout
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
An Orillia Secondary School student appeared to suffer minor injuries after a single-vehicle crash near the school Thursday afternoon. A Grade 9 student who witnessed the crash said the motorcyclist, who is in Grade 11 at the school, was travelling... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Delayed deliverywould be happy if the postman rang even once. It has been two years since he m
Delayed delivery
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
would be happy if the postman rang even once. It has been two years since he moved into his house on Emperor Drive in west Orillia, yet even with that much time having passed, he and neighbours on his side of the street still don’t have their... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Youth movement in Colts countryare excited about include talented two-way centre Willms, hulking six-foot-eigh
Youth movement in Colts country
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
are excited about include talented two-way centre Willms, hulking six-foot-eight, 200-pound, fourth-round pick Douglas, Orillia native Heitzner and winger Jaden Peca. Willms is coming off a strong camp and showed the makings of a centre the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Youth movement in Colts countryare excited about include talented two-way centre Willms, hulking six-foot-eigh
Youth movement in Colts country
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
are excited about include talented two-way centre Willms, hulking six-foot-eight, 200-pound, fourth-round pick Douglas, Orillia native Heitzner and winger Jaden Peca. Willms is coming off a strong camp and showed the makings of a centre the... Read more
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Delhi News Record
Great day for Langton fall fairin the parking lot, and other activities including wagon rides, a balloon clown
Great day for Langton fall fair
Delhi News Record / Posted 5 days ago
in the parking lot, and other activities including wagon rides, a balloon clown, and reptile show (Scales Nature Park from Orillia) in the community park. "The schools have such a short time to do all the art and crafts," said Overbaugh, noting... Read more
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Simcoe Reformer
Great day for Langton fall fairin the parking lot, and other activities including wagon rides, a balloon clown
Great day for Langton fall fair
Simcoe Reformer / Posted 5 days ago
in the parking lot, and other activities including wagon rides, a balloon clown, and reptile show (Scales Nature Park from Orillia) in the community park. "The schools have such a short time to do all the art and crafts," said Overbaugh, noting... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
History comes alive at the Orillia Public Librarya soldier in the First World War, or came to Canada as a British Home Child. S
History comes alive at the Orillia Public Library
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
a soldier in the First World War, or came to Canada as a British Home Child. Several groups will be on site, including the Orillia Heritage Committee, the British Home Child Advocacy and Research Association and Family History Simplified. Authors... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Re-opening of theatre hits a few snagswhat he's done with the place. The next big thing happening at the Geneva (tha
Re-opening of theatre hits a few snags
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
what he's done with the place. The next big thing happening at the Geneva (that's booked) is a fundraiser for the Orillia Youth Center on Oct. 21. It's called Roots North Revisited. The lineup is not set yet, so watch here for it. Of the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Jazz Impressions at OMAHframed prints from The Shadowbox Framing Store in preparation for the upcoming
Jazz Impressions at OMAH
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
framed prints from The Shadowbox Framing Store in preparation for the upcoming show: Jazz Impressions, that will run at the Orillia Museum of Art & History with other artists from Sept. 29. to Nov. 17. Immediately after, Jim has a solo show titled... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Business plan delayedOrillia city council will see a business plan for the proposed Huronia Cultural
Business plan delayed
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
Orillia city council will see a business plan for the proposed Huronia Cultural Campus, but it's going to take a little while longer. Coun. Pat Hehn, who is the council representative on the Huronia Cultural Campus Foundation (HCCF), put a motion on... Read more
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